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ADKINS, Esker

Esker Adkins, 41, of lower Beech Fork in Wayne County was found dead in the barn of Perry Adkins near his home last Thursday by 2 small boys. Death was attributed to heart failure. His father, P.G. Adkins, Sr. and 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive. He was a veteran of the World War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932
AKERS,
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Akers, Jr., of Williamson, WV, died at 10:45 a.m. Jan 5,. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Akers Cemetery at Richardson with Rev. H. W. Ware officiating. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Akers, of Richardson and Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Hayes of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

BALDRIDGE, Zack
Zack Baldridge, 75 years old, well known resident of the Little Paint section of Floyd County, died at his home on Little Paint Saturday, Jan 9, a victim of dropsy from which he had suffered for the past 5 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday with burial following in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

BANKS, Joseph
Joseph Banks, 51, of Beaver, PA, brother of Mrs. Kate Tillman, of Louisa, who died Saturday night at his home following a brief illness, was buried at White Cottage Cemetery, North Kenova, OH following funeral services a the residence of the mother, Mrs. J. A. Banks, of Catlettsburg, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev.  W. K. Wood and the Rev. Clyde Hensley, officiated. In addition to the mother, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Banks Brown of Huntington; a grandson, Conrad Harden Brown of Huntington; a brother, Alfred Banks of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry Kates of Vanceburg, KY and Mrs. Tillman of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

BELLOMY, Louella (Booth)
Mrs. Louella Bellomy, 44 years old, wife of Miles K.  Bellomy, died at her home near Fort Gay, early Friday morning. She had been in bad health for some time and had been under treatment at various institutions but to no avail. Mrs. Bellomy was the daughter of the late G. B. Booth. She was born Aug 19, 1887. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1905 to which she was faithful until the last hour, saying that she had never been without God all the time. In 1910 she was united in marriage to M. K. Bellomy. They had no children. That she was well known and respected throughout the community was attested to by the large attendance at the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

BLANTON, Ed
Paintsville, KY—From Herald—Ed Blanton who was convicted for murder at the November term of court and sent to the penitentiary for life, died in the institution last week, and his body was sent back to  his old home on Little Paint for burial. Blanton was about 65 years of age and in frail health when convicted. During his incarceration in the Johnson County jail at Paintsville his wife died from tuberculosis. It is said that the old man became morose after the death of his life’s companion and lost all interest in his defense. After his conviction and he imposition of a life sentence he is said to have told friends that he did not care what disposition was made of him because he did not have long to live. His words were prophetic. He died in the reformatory one month after entering the prison. Together with his son Haden Blanton, Ed Blanton was convicted for the murder of Leonard McKenzie near the Blanton home on Little Paint last October. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15m 1932

BOGGS, James Oscar

The death angel has again visited our home and claimed for its victim our loving son and brother, James Oscar Boggs. He was born Sep 14, 1897 and died Dec 17,1 931. He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

BOGGS, J. M.

In remembrance of our dear husband and father, J. M. Boggs, who departed this life Dec 21, 1931 at the age of 71 years. He leaves besides his widow 17 children, 56 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He had been in ill health for a year and all was done for him that loving hands could do. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

BRINKLEY, Calvin Watson
Calvin Watson Brinkley, Wayne County man who came into prominence about a year ago when he refused $40,000 for an alleged Stradivarius violin which he owned, died at a Portsmouth, OH hospital Monday. Death was due to complication following illness of only a few weeks. It will be recalled by our readers that in Dec 1930, this newspaper published a story about Mr. Brinkley and his violin made by the Italian master, Antonius Stradivarius in the year 1716, and for which Mr. Brinkley refused an offer of $40,000 in cash. The old violin is perfect in appearance and tone. He received scores of letters and inquiries from many different states in the Union. The Brinkley story attracted wide attention because he was a Norfolk & Western railroad section foreman who had appreciations enough for a wonderful musical instrument to refuse a fortune that would have insured him independence.

Mr. Brinkley was an old time fiddler, playing the pioneer mountain tunes and folk songs on this famed Stradivarius. Hundreds of Wayne County people heard him broadcast a program over the radio a year ago His violin was handed down from father to son for 5 generations. When asked a year ago why he refused the $40,000 offer from a Roanoke, VA man he laughed and said that he loved the old instrument, was happy and was in no great need of money. He added that the violin had been in his family so long that he expected to hand it down to others of his family when he died. (Note: there is more on history of the violin’s maker that I did not include).

Calvin Watson Brinkley was 66 years old at the time of his death last week. For many years he has lived near Prichard in Wayne County, where he was a valued employee of the N & W. On Aug 8,1 881, at Marion, WV, he was married to Miss Mattie Myers. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South; a member of the Masonic order at Whites Creek and Huntington; he was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Buchanan, KY and a member of the Old Veterans Association of the N & W Railroad. The deceased is survived by his widow, 4 daughters and 6 sons. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, South in Sciotoville, OH Wednesday of last week and interment took place in the Memorial Park at Wheelersburg, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

BROMFIELD, Mrs. Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Bromfield, 89, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Williamson of Buchanan, this county. Her death was due to infirmities of old age and was not unexpected, as she had been in declining health for the past year. Mrs. Bromfield was a native of Lawrence County, KY, and was well known throughout the rural districts. She was a member of the M. E. Church of Shilo, WV. The deceased is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Harve Michael, of Prichard, WV, Mrs. C. C. Layne and Mrs. Julia Williamson of Buchanan. In addition to her children there are 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren surviving. A photograph in which 5 generations of the family appears is one of the prized possession of her children. Her husband, G. S. Bromley, preceded her in death 4 years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Buchanan chapel with Rev. J. C. Buckley officiating. Rev. Loper, pastor of the Buchanan Church assisted in the services. Burial was made in the Buchanan Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

BURTON, Jennie O’Daniels
In Memory: Jennie O’Daniels Burton was born at Hulette, KY, Dec 12, 1873 was married to Frank Burton in 1894.She died Oct 20, 1930. She was the mother of 5 children. Mrs. Burton was converted when 18 years old and lived a devoted Christian life. She was a noble woman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

CANTRILL, Eunice
Mrs. Eunice Cantrill, age  15 years, of the Coon Creek section of Magoffin County, died at the Golden Rule Hospital in Paintsville last Thursday afternoon from a pistol wound received 3 days before. The bullet passed through the abdomen puncturing the intestines in nine different places. Mrs. Cantrill, the daughter of Lib Hall of that section, and was to have become a mother within 2 months, which made the case more complicated for physicians  to handle. A child born through Caesarian operation which died a few minutes after delivery. The shot which ended the young woman’s life and her unborn baby, was fired by her aunt, Mrs. Peggy Blanton. Details of the shooting in shrouded in mystery. Mrs. Blanton claims that the shot was accidental, and her version of the affair is supported by a number of relatives who accompanied the dying woman to the hospital. Others claim that she was shot deliberately by her aunt thru malice. The young mother is said to have made an affidavit before her death naming Mrs. Blanton, her aunt and her murderess. This statement was later repudiated by the young mother just before her death, which make the case a hard one to solve, as the 2 were alone when the shooting took place. The young mother said that she and her aunt had been to the home of a neighbor and were returning home. As she stooped down to crawl through a fence the shot was fired from behind. Mrs. Blanton claims that she was removing cartridges from the revolver she carried when the pistol was fired accidentally. It is not explained by she carried the revolver. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

CASKEY, George
Elk Fork—We are sorry to announce the death of Mr. George Caskey which occurred Saturday, Jan 2nd. He left one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Pelfrey and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

CHAPMAN, Floyd Sanford

Mayor Floyd Sanford Chapman, 60 years old, of Huntington died at 8:25 Wednesday morning at this home after a 2 month illness of cancer. Seven weeks ago he went to Cincinnati to submit to 2 operations. Only one operation was performed, his condition being two weak for the second. His condition was made worse by failure to take nourishment, Realizing that his condition was hopeless Mayor Chapman asked to be removed to his home to die. Just, a week prior to his passing he was brought home, more cheerful, but growing weaker each day. The end began Tuesday at midnight, having been kept under powerful opiates since noon of that day. In the presence of his wife, his daughter, Mrs. Leland E. Davis, and son, Martin V. Chapman, the end came Wednesday morning. His family had been constantly at his beside since he was taken to Cincinnati.
Although the mayor’s passing was expected by all, yet it occasioned deep sorrowing and genuine regret among his thousands of friends. The news was spread by radio and telephone. At the city hall the flag was lowered to half mast. Funeral services will be held at the home at 9:30 Friday morning, with  interment in Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. Charles G. Stater, pastor of the First M. E. Church of which Mr. Chapman was a member, will be in charge of the service. He will be assisted by other ministers of the city. Mr. Chapman was born in Wayne County in Fort Gay, Feb 17, 1871, the son of Martin VanBuren Chapman and Emily Booth Chapman, but while he was still a baby his parents moved to Ohio, operating the Chapman Mills, near Crown City. Early in his career he operated a general store with his brother, Arch Chapman at Ceredo. Mr. Chapman grew up in Ohio, attending the common schools there and National Normal Academy at Lebanon, OH. Going to Huntington in 1893 he entered the newspaper business, becoming news editor of the Huntington Herald. He also helped establish the Dispatch of which he was managing editor until the consolidation. Meanwhile he became interested in politics and his election as mayor last fall was his third term. He had previously served as commissioner, before his first term as mayor. In 1918, he was elected to the state senate. He was married in 1897 to Miss Fannie Delabar, daughter of Killian Delabar, early resident of Huntington. His widow and one son and daughter survive. He is also survived by 2 sisters. Mrs. Laura Busick and Miss Mary Chapman, both residents of Huntington. His only brother, Arch, died several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

COLLINS, Julia Ann
In memory of Mrs. Julia Ann Collins of Portsmouth, OH, who departed this life Dec 20, 1931. She was about 86 years old and loved by all who knew her. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 23, 1932

COMPTON, Jim H.
Jim H. Compton, 75, well known blacksmith, died at 5 o’clock Monday morning from a heart attack at his home here. Mr. Compton had been feeling bad for several days. Early Monday morning he did not get up and complained of pains around his heart. His wife arose and returned to the bed a short while later to find Mr. Compton dead. He was a son of the late Hiram and Mary Compton, and had been a blacksmith since 15 years of age. Born and raised in Lawrence County, Mr. Compton moved to Louisa from Lick Creek 18 years ago and engaged in his trade. He was married to Rose VanHoose 44 years ago. Mr. Compton was a colorful figure and was widely known and respected throughout this section. Besides his widow, he is survived by five sons, Leonard, Ross, Tanner, Chester and Leon. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Baptit Church with Rev. F. Hardin, Rev. W. W. Shepherd, and Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

CORDLE, James

In remembrance of our dear friend James Cordle who departed this life, Dec 13, 1931 at the age of 26 years. He was converted just 2 weeks before his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932
We extend heartfelt sympathy to the friends and relatives of James Caudle, of Meads Branch, KY who died Dec 13th at the home of Mrs. Julie Hickman. James was loved by all who knew him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

CRISP, George Washington

George Washington Crisp, 49 years old, died suddenly about 7:30 o’clock, Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Heckham Wellman, in west Louisa. Heart failure was the cause. Mr. Crisp had not been feeling well for a week, but thought nothing of it. Tuesday night after finishing supper he was sitting in the chair and complained of feeling bad. A physician was called but Mr. Crisp was dead upon his arrival. Members of the family were present when he passed. Mr. Crisp was born in Pike County moving to Boyd county where he resided until about a year ago when he moved to the Five Forks section of Lawrence County. A month ago he moved to Louisa with his daughter, Mrs. Wellman. He was a farmer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith Crisp, 2 daughters, Mrs. Beckham Wellman and Miss Lucille Crisp, Louisa; 6 sons, Joe, George, Jr., and Jack Crisp, all of Louisa, willie Crisp, Logan, John Crisp, Catlettsburg, and Carl Crisp, Kay Ford, WV. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Crisp live at Elyma, WA. Two sisters and 4 brothers also survive, being located in the state of Washington. The body was taken to Catlettsburg Thursday morning where funeral services were held from the home of his brother in law, Rev. Allen Vaughan at 2:30 in the afternoon with Rev. Elkins and Rev. Damron officiating. Burial in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

ENDICOTT, Sam
“Little” Sam Endicott, 24, was shot and killed late Sunday afternoon near his home at the mouth of Buffalo Horn, Rockcastle Creek in Martin County by Henry Kirk, 50, a neighbor. The shooting occurred near the Lawrence County line. The killing occurred when Endicott is said to have ordered a group of drunken men from his premises. A fight started when Fred Pack, one of the party, struck Endicott with a club. Endicott drew his knife and cut Pack about the face and neck when Henry Kirk’s brother in law, drew his pistol and shot Endicott four times. The bullets struck Endicott in the heart, forehead, neck and abdomen killing him almost instantly. Pack is said to be in a serious condition from the knife wounds at his home on Rockcastle. The slain man was a pipe line walker for the Rockcastle Gas Company. A cousin, Jim Endicott, was slain in the same neighborhood last year by Willie Barnett, Louisa man. Following the shooting Sunday, Kirk surrendered to the sheriff of Martin County and was lodged in  jail at Inez awaiting examining trial which was set for Wednesday of this week. Funeral services for Endicott were held at 1 Tuesday from the home with Rev. Ballard Branham officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Buffalo Horn. He leaves a widow and 6 children, besides other near relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

FANNIN, Sam
FANNIN, Mary
As the fragrant little flower that comes forth and blooms only to be cut down while in the midst of its brilliantly ??? compare the life and death of our dear Uncle Sam Fannin. Death entered this home Nov 20, 1931 and took from him his loving wife, Aunt Mary Fannin. On Dec 4th, 14 days previous to her death Uncle Sam was taken to meet her in a better land. One son survives. Bennie Fannin. His niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932
The death angel visited the home of Sam Fannin and left many and saddened hearts when it claimed as its victim his wife, Mary Ramey Fannin, 51 years old. During her short illness many relatives and friends came in and did all that loving hands could do, but God up in Heaven was beckoning for her to come home. Her funeral was preached at her home to a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends with Rev. R. H. Cassady officiating. Sister and Niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

GUSSLER, Dewey
Dewey Gussler, 24, formerly of this county was fatally wounded at a New Year’s party at Columbus. The body was brought to his former home on Little Blaine Tuesday for burial. His brother in law is said to have inflicted the wound which caused his death Saturday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ely Gussler, moving to Columbus 4 years ago with his parents. He was unmarried. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

HAYES, Alafair (Brown)
Mrs. Alafair Brown Hayes, 59, wife of Wesley Hayes, died at her home at Charley after a short illness of pneumonia. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Roscoe Pack, Mrs. Martin Lemaster, and Mrs. John Chandler, all of Mechanicsburg, OH;  Mrs. Jim wheeler of Charley and Alpha Hayes at home. Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon with burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

HAYES, Sarah (Daniel)
Mrs. Sarah Hayes, 65, wife of Walter Hayes, died at her home at Charley at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after an illness of one year of Bright’s disease. Mrs. Hayes was born in Johnson County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Daniels, but moved to this county (Lawrence) at the age of 15. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Smith Dixon, Charley, two sons, B. Z. Hayes, Woodstock, OH and Linzy Hayes, Mechanicsburg, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Roll Judge and Mrs. Will Johnson, Charley, Mrs. Lee Davis, and Mrs. John Preston, of Mingo, KY; five brothers, John and Tom Daniels of Mingo and Walter and Burnam Daniels of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the home, with Rev. G. V. Pack and Rev. B. Z. Hayes officiating. Interment followed in the Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

HEWLETT, H. (Ben)
H. (Ben) Hewlett, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Birch Hewlett of Yatesville died Monday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Eva Ridgeway, at Bruin, Elliott County. Young Hewlett had spent the holidays at this sister’s when he contracted typhoid fever and pneumonia which caused his death. The body was brought to the home of his parents Tuesday and funeral services held Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

JOHNSON, Andrew J.
1859-1931
Andrew J, Johnson, native of Elliott county, passed away quietly at his home, Nov 21, at Rainier, OR, after a long illness dating back to July of this year. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Community Church, with burial in the family lot in Rainier. Mr. Johnson was born near Sandy Hook, in Elliott County, KY, on Apr 8, 1959. On Apr 19, 1885, at Willard, Carter County, KY, he married Priscilla white, who with 5 of their 6 children survives. With wife and family, Jr. Johnson left Kentucky in 1909, moving to New Mexico. Two years later, in 1911, the family went to Rainier and Mr. Johnson lived there continuously since that time. He was a member of the Masonic order and since he was 28 years old was a member of the Baptist Church. The five surviving children are: Mrs. Nellie Skeans, Mrs. Vessie Anderson, and Ray E. Johnson of Rainier, Homer D. of San Francisco and Conrad A. of Portland. Mary Johnson passed away several years ago. There are 6 grandchildren. Besides these, 4 brothers and 4 sisters also survive, all living in the east. He was a brother in law of Mrs. C. c. Kitchen of Louisa and has many relatives in Lawrence and Elliott Counties. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

KASEE, Vernon Milford
Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kasee of Coalton, OH, on Jan 18 and took from them their little son, Vernon Milford. The remains were taken  to the home of Mrs. Kasee’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H W. Lambert of Louisa route 2 where the funeral was conducted by Rev. Billie Ball. Burial was made in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

KINNEY, Pat
Pat Kinney of this county, died in the Eastern State Hospital for the Insane at Lexington, Sunday. As he had no relatives here, and no one to claim the body, the interment took place in the burial grounds at that institution. Pat came into this vicinity many years ago as an employee of the first railroad built up the Big Sandy River. He remained here after that work was completed. He was a native of Ireland and had no relatives in this country, so far as is known. His age was probably 60 years or more. He was never married. He made his home at the local infirmary until adjudged insane several weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

KISER, Robert
Robert Kiser, 46, formerly of Louisa, died at Hebron, OH, Thursday morning from a kidney ailment with which he had suffered a number of years. Mr. Kiser suffered the loss of his left leg in a mine accident in Carlinville, IL in 1920, and went to Zanesville, OH in 1921, where he operated the Kiser Furniture Store for several years and made a number of friends. He was greatly interested in sports. He left Zanesville more than a year ago to operate a tourist camp nearby, which he later sold and was building another at Hebron when his death occurred. He leaves his widow, Ethel, his other, Mrs. Angeline Kise of Zanesville, 3 brothers, James of Louisa, Silas of Catlettsburg, and Frank of Omar, WV; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Billups of Ashland and Mrs. Chase Plants of Zanesville. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Zanesville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

KNEHNIE, Stella (Wellman-Lee)
Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Stella Wellman Knehnie, formerly of Louisa, who passed away at her home in Cincinnati after a brief illness. She was 51 years old. Mrs. Knehnie was a daughter of Atwell Wellman and was born and reared in Louisa. Three brothers, Dr. Ira Wellman, C.B. Wellman of Louisa and J. Floyd Wellman of Huntington survive. Mrs. Wellman is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters by a former marriage to Robert Lee, former police judge of Louisa. They are Atwell Lee, Robert Lee, Lawrence Lee, Mrs. Shields Adams and Mrs. George Shivel all of Cincinnati. Following the death of her first husband she married John Knehnie of Cincinnati who survives. Dr. Ira Wellman, C. B. Wellman and J. Floyd Wellman left by motor Wednesday for Cincinnati where they will attend the funeral to be held there Thursday. Interment will be in the cemetery at Cincinnati. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

LEADINGHAM, Thomas
A crushed skull received in a fight with his brother, Oscar, 17, caused the death last week of Thomas Leadingham, 35. The younger brother was place in the Greenup County jail. County officials said he struck Thomas over the head with a stick following a quarrel at the home of their father, John Leadingham, at Brushy, KY, 15 miles south of Fullerton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

NEAL, Elizabeth (Combs)
Mrs. Elizabeth Neal, 33, wife of W. J. Neal of East Fork, died at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in a Lexington hospital after an illness of one week. She was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon. Mrs. Neal was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Combs and the late Wils Combs. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Misses Shirley Ethel and Pauline, at home, by her mother, 6 sisters and 5 brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Trinity M. E. Church, South on East Fork, of which she had been a member for several years. Rev. H. B. Hewlett will officiate. Interment will be made in Riffe Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

PACK, Lee
Lee Pack died at his home at Davisville, KY, Jan 1 of Bright’s Disease. He was 71 years old but had been in good health until a few weeks ago. Mr. Pack was one of Johnson County’s leading citizens and was for many years a teacher of Johnson and Lawrence County schools. He is survived by his wife and 7 children: A. T. Pack, Paintsville, Mrs. W. H. Daniel, Washington, Mrs. A. H. Hayes, Charley, KY, Mrs. E. L. Lemaster, Flat Gap, Mrs. J. H. Sparks, Buel and J. B. Pack, Davisville, KY. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. C. Wheeler and Rev. G. W. Gibbs at Hood Church. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

PICKLESIMER, John Henry
John Henry Picklesimer, aged 70 years, died Sunday morning at 9:30 at his home in Coal Grove, OH, after a critical illness of 4 hours. Mr. Picklesimer became ill 6 weeks ago, and his condition had become somewhat improved until early Sunday morning when he suffered a  heart attack. Mr. Picklesimer was born near Louisa. He is a brother of J. B. Picklesimer of Louisa. Another brother, George Picklesimer, also of Louisa, was killed in a grist mill accident here a few weeks ago. He moved to Coal  Grove 26 years ago. At that time he became connected with the Yellow Poplar Lumber Company and later went with the Indiana Flooring Co., successors to the former company. He was employed up until his illness caused his retirement. The deceased was married 52 years ago to Nancy Thompson who survived him in addition to four children, Mrs. Cora Compton of McDermott, OH, Granville Picklesimer, former city patrolman of Ironton, Mrs. Catherine Chapman of Coal Grove and Webb Picklesimer, who was killed in a mine accident in West Virginia about 11 years ago. Another brother, Fred of Jackson, OH and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Damron of near Louisa, also survive. Mr. Picklesimer was a member  of the I.O.O. F. at Ashland, KY and was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday morning with interment in Powellsville Cemetery in Scioto County. Rev. Dillon officiating at the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

PREECE, Mary (Toler)
Mrs. Mary Toler Preece, 59 years old, died early Sunday morning at her home on Sullivan Street after an illness of over a year. Mrs. Preece is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Toler of Wharncliffe, WV and moved here several years ago. Her husband, H. W. Preece, is a real estate dealer at Williamson. Mrs. Preece has been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Willie Curnutte, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Herb Riddle, Williamson, and Mrs. Bettie Livingston, Washington, D. C., and 7 brothers, Dewey Tolder, Howard Toler, Wharncliffe, WV, Mont Toler, Roll, WV, Brack Toler, Glen Allen, WV, Julius Toler, Williamson, Jud Toler, Indianapolis, IN, Ed Toler of Matewan. A great nephew, Scott Thompson of Sinking Springs, OH was here during her illness. Brief funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon from the home by Rev.  Frank Hardin and Rev. H. B. Hewlett. The body was taken to Wharncliffe where funeral and burial rites were conducted at 1 o’clock. Burial was made in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932
QUEEN, Roland B.
Roland B. Queen, 49, of Ashland, died Monday at an Ashland hospital after an illness of a few days. He was reared in Lawrence County and has been living in Ashland for the past 7 years, having been employed previously for 15 years by the Solvay Co. He is survived by the following children: Charles, Mrs. Paul Davis, David, Harry and Watson, all at home. His wife preceded him in death some 2 years ago. Three brothers, Ben, Harvey and Levi, all of Boyd County, 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Prichard of mouth of Laurel, Mrs. McKinley Harris, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Oakley Brown of Garner, and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Queen who live on the Mayo Trail at the mouth of Trace on East Fork are also left. The body was taken to the home of his father, Tuesday and funeral service were from the Grassland Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Dawson of the Oakview Methodist Church in charge. Burial was made in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

RULE, Alice (Preston)
Mrs. Alice Rule, 76, well known Paintsville lady, succumbed last Saturday morning at the home of her son, C. T. Rule, in Paintsville, following an illness of several years. She is survived by 3 children, C. T. Rule, Ben Rule and Mrs. Ora Shannon, all of whom were at her bedside when the end came. Also by one sister, Mrs. Josie Spradlin of Van Lear, and 2 brothers, John H. Preston, Paintsville and Clate Preston of East Point. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Paintsville M. E. Church with Rev. L. E. Rounds officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

SAULSBERRY, Sarah
While attending her 16 month old grandchild, Mrs. Sarah Saulsbury fell dead at her home on Jefferson Street about noon Wednesday. She was 76 years old and the wife of B. L. Saulsbury. Cries of the infant attracted the attention of neighbors who investigated and found the aged woman dead beside the baby which she evidently had been dressing. Mrs. Saulsbury had suffered a slight stroke of paralysis a couple of months ago and Coroner Charles E. Skaggs stated that her death was probably due to heart ailment or to cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Saulsbury is survived by her husband, B. L. Saulsbury, 4 daughters, and 5 sons: Mrs. Dora Copley, Potter, Mrs. Norma Skeens, Logan, WV, Mrs. Fannie Astlett, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Pearl Pack, Fort Gay, Robert and George of DeSota, MO, Frank of Orlando, FL, Fred of Jeffersonville, IN and James Saulsbury of Louisa. Funeral arrangements had not been made today awaiting the arrival of member of the family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 15, 1932

SCAGGS, Mrs. J. H.
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Scaggs, 70 years old, who died last Thursday at her home in Wayne, after an illness of several years, were held Saturday afternoon at Wayne Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial was a Wayne. She leaves the husband, 2 sons, Fisher and Clyde Scaggs, both of Wayne and 3 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

SMITH, Harrison
“Uncle Harrison” Smith, 90 years old, pioneer Wayne man, died last week at his home, at Centerville near Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1932

SMITH, Maude

Webb Smith (NOTE: Think this should be Smith Webb), 59 year old farmer of Paddle Creek ear Fort Gay was arrested Tuesday night and lodged in Wayne County jail on a charge of murdering his own daughter, Miss Maude Webb, 29, by giving her poison Mate Webb, 18, his son, is also held in jail charged with murder. Maude, whom officials say is feeble minded, died on Dec 14. The haste in which the father is said to have wanted the body buried caused suspicions to be aroused. The body was prepared for burial in a crude wooden box the day following her death. No death certificate had been secured. Lace Webb, a brother of the dead woman, was the first one who became suspicious about his sister’s death. He went to Squire P. J. Webb in Fort Gay and gave his original information which led to his father’s arrest. When officers arrived the body was bout to be laid in the grave. A post mortem examination order by Squire Webb resulted in a verdict that “Maude Webb came to her death from unknown causes”. Contents of the stomach were sent to Huntington where it is said that strychnine was found. A laboratory examination at Cincinnati disclosed the same findings. It was also disclosed that the dead woman, who was unmarried would have soon become a mother.
After a search in the Paddle Creek section Webb was found and persuaded to surrender. He showed surprise when told that his daughter had been poisoned and denied having given it to her. He admitted that he kept a quantity of rat poison around the house and expressed the opinion that his daughter might have accidentally taken some of this. When asked why he didn’t call a doctor when his daughter was ill he said that he “didn’t thinks anything could be done for her”. It was learned Wednesday that officers were trying to learn if Webb had gotten the strychnine in Louisa. A man answering the description of the prisoners at Wayne was identified by a Louisa druggist as one who tried to buy strychnine several days ago, but failed. As a result of examinations Wednesday a second murder warrant was sworn out against Mate Webb Thursday morning charging murder. Examining trial for the elder Webb will be held Friday morning. It was also learned from Wayne County officials that a third arrest was expected to be made soon. Investigations is also being made to determine whether other mysterious deaths in the family since 1924 were premeditated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 1, 1932

SWAIM, Lafe
Paintsville, KY—From Herald—Lafe Swaim, 17 years old, of the Stafford Fork section of Martin County, died at the Golden Rule Hospital here last Thursday from gunshot wounds received in a row with a number of other men presumably over moonshining activities in that section. Lambert Hall is charged with firing the fatal shot. Lambert Hall, Lige Hall, a man named Hunt and another man whose name was not given are held tin the Martin County jail at Inez in connection with the youth’s death. It seems that all the men were engaged in making moonshine whisky and that a dispute over the  nefarious business led to the killing.

Young Swaim’s version of the affair said to have been told shortly, before he died and which is believed to be true, is to the effect that he and the 4 men held in his death were all making whiskey but in different locations. Going to the site of his still, young Swaim said, that the 4 men had stolen several barrels of mash he had prepared to make a run. He also said he had a gun and went to the 4 men and demanded that they deliver the stolen mash which belonged to him. He further stated that he told the men that he did not wish any trouble with them but that he wanted the mash. He said they denied having the mash and that one of the men disarmed him while another raised a shot gun and fired a charge of shot into his hip. The whole load of shot took effect in the youth’s hip and thigh, mangling him in such a manner that the physicians at the hospital could give him no relief although an effort was made to save his life. The youth was unmarried. The other men held in connection with his death are said to be married men with families. The body as sent back to Martin County for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

WILLIAMS, Mary Elizabeth
Little Miss Mary Elizabeth Williams, age 7, daughter of Mrs. Tollie Meade, died at the home of her mother Tuesday, Dec 22. She had been ill for the past 3 weeks with whooping cough which induced other complications. Mary Elizabeth was a very bright little girl and a favorite with her mother and her stepfather who was very fond of her. Her father, Boone Williams, died from a peculiar malady a few years ago which baffled medical science. He contracted a swollen arm which continued to become larger until it was as large as his body before his death. Funeral services were held Wednesday Dec 23 at the United Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Winfrey Meek, Rev. Burns Conley, and Rev. James Preston. Burial in the F. M. Stafford Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 8, 1932

WILSON, Rev. P. H.
Rev. P.H. Wilson, 65, well known minister of the Gospel, died at 6 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in Fort Gay. He had been an ordained minister for 30 years and a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. For the past 3 years he had been pastor of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Rev. Wilson is a son of the late James and Virginia Wilson. His wife, Mrs. Phebe Ball Wilson passed away Feb 22, 1934. He is survived by one step daughter, Mrs. Tom Ball, Fort Gay, one step son, Rev. J. C. McComas of Jeffersonville, IN, 2 sisters, D. H. Frazier, Mill Creek and Mrs. B. B. McComas of Holden, Miss., 4 brothers John B. Wilson of Oregon, Jim Wilson, Samuel Wilson and Hosiah Wilson of Oakland, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 9:30 Thursday morning from the Fort Gay Baptist church with Rev. A. W. Damron of Wayne and Rev. C. Crabtree of Fort Gay officiating. Interment was in the Wilson Cemetery on Mill Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 22, 1932

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ADAMS, Mary Jane
Chillicothe, OH—The death angel visited our community last week and claimed for its victim one of our oldest and most beloved citizens. Aunt Mary Jane Adams. She was 74 years old and is survived by 2 sons, Mont Adams of Chattaroy, WV and Bob Adams of Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

BALL, Lindsey Wesley
Lindsey Wesley Ball, 13 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ball, passed away Friday night after a week’s illness of diphtheria. Funeral services and burial were held at the Ball Cemetery near Ellen Sunday morning. Rev. Sylvester Ball officiated. Besides the parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

BATES, George A.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for George A. Bates, 77, who died Friday at the home of his son, John Bates, of Hanging Rock, after an extended illness. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

BOGGS, James Oscar
In Memory—of our brother James Oscar Boggs who departed this life Dec 17, 1931. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

BOOTH, Hurston
Hurston Booth, 81, former sheriff of Wayne County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willis Smith, at Kenova Saturday. Funeral services were held Monday at Kenova with burial on Whites Creek. Mr. Booth was county Republican leader for many years and was widely known. Big Sandy News-Recorder Friday, Feb 19, 1932

BREWER, Leo
Prestonsburg, KY (From Times)
Leo Brewer was shot and fatally wounded Sunday night at this home on Toler’s Creek this county, by Herman McKinney, a youth of the same neighborhood. Brewer died at 3 o’clock Monday morning enroute to the Beaver Valley hospital Martin.  Both slayer and slain are 18 years old. According to a report of the killing which was received here, the shooting was the result of a drinking bout which had been in progress at and around the Brewer home during the day. A few shots had been fired outside and Brewer himself is said to have fired his revolver inside his home. Then, the report continues, he grew angry, seized the piker and began knocking the fire from the grate, turned on his wife and began cursing her, then cursed McKinney, calling him a vile name. Thereupon McKinney is said to have drawn his revolver and fired one shot into Brewer’s body, the bullet passing through the abdomen. McKinney stated here that Brewer was striking at him with a poker when he fired and that backing away he begged Brewer not to hit him. the slain man was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brewer. He is survived by his parents, his widow and one child. McKinney is a son of John McKinney. Burial of the victim was made Tuesday at Toler. Big Sandy News-Recorder Friday Feb 5, 1932

BROWN, Ashley
Ashley Brown, 29, Paintsville barber, was killed Friday night in an automobile accident at Allen, KY, while returning from a basketball game at Pikeville. Earl Scott and Hannibal Ward were also in the a new Plymouth, owned by Brown, but were unhurt. The care went over an embankment, Brown leaping out as the car started over. He received a broken neck and died instantly. Scott and Ward remained in the car. All three men were well known and highly respected. Scott and Ward live in Paintsville while Brown’s home is in Hazel Green, KY. His parents were notified of the accident. He is single. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 19, 1932

BRUMFIELD, Jay
In loving memory of my dear brother, Jay Brumfield who departed this life Oct 8, 1931. He is gone but not forgotten. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

CARPENTER, Charles P.
Charles P. Carpenter, born in Louisa, died in Catlettsburg last Friday and was buried in the Ashland Cemetery. He was born at Louisa May 23, 1876, the son of David H. and Mary Yates Carpenter. He was educated in the Catlettsburg public schools and later attended St. John’s Military Institute of New York. After completing his studies he became engaged in business at Catlettsburg with his father in the D. H. Carpenter Company which was one of the largest department stores in the tri-state. On Aug 19, 1906 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Serey of Ashland, KY, who with the following children mourn his death: Charles Arthur, Mary, Margery and John. All 4 children reside at home. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Frank H. of Huntington and David of Ashland. In 1920 Mr. Carpenter was elected treasurer of the City of Catlettsburg, a position which he filled until the time of his death. He was also secretary of the Catlettsburg Building and Loan Associations and secretary of the Boyd County National Farm Loan Association, all of which he filled in a highly creditable and efficient manner, commanding the high esteem and respect of his associates by his courteous and unselfish service. The life of  Charles Carpenter exemplified the highest type of citizenship. In his home he was kind and devoted with the happiness of others always above self. His mother was a daughter of Dr. S. J. Yates of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

CARTER, Jesse
Jesse Carter, 36 years old, World War veteran passed away at his home on the Five Forks road about 5 miles from Louisa at 6:40 Tuesday night. He had been a sufferer of tuberculosis for the past 8 years. He leaves a widow and 6 children. Mr. Carter was born and reared in Lawrence County and a son of the late Edward and Georgia Carter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nora Carter, 6 sons, Levean, 12, Jesse Edward, 10, Donald James, 8, George Martin, 5, Billie Jay, 3, and Benjamin Franklin, 6 months; one half sister, Miss Martha Estep of Catlettsburg and one brother, Bert Carter of Jenkins. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday of this week from the home with W. O. Johnson Post of the American Legion, of which he was a member in charge. Interment was made in the Bernard Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 19, 1932

CHAPMAN, James
James Chapman, 68 years old, invalid for 12 years, passed away at the county infirmary Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Chapman who was a carpenter by trade became a cripple 12 years ago, following an attack of rheumatism. The deceased was born and reared on Georges Creek, moving from there to Huntington and later to Louisa. Surviving are a son, Willie Chapman, 2 brothers,, Sam Chapman of Jackson, OH and Sam Chapman of Taft, FL and one half brother, Will Lowe of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Borders Cemetery on Georges Creek with interment there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

CLINE, Mary (Ford)
Mrs. Mary Ford Cline, aged 61, wife of Rev. A. D. Cline, died at her home in South Pikeville last week following a long illness. Carcinoma of the breast of 25 or 30 years duration was given as the cause of her death. She was born Mar 1, 1871, in Pike County and was a member of one of Pike County’s leading families. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ford. Besides her husband she is survived by 3 brothers and 4 sisters as follows: Tom, Bert and Robert Ford, all of Pikeville, Mrs. J. B. Polley and Mrs. Brazil Hatfield of Pikeville and Mrs. W. E. Coleman of Cincinnati and Mrs. H.B. Moore of Buffalo, NY. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Friday afternoon under which burial took place in the Dills Cemetery here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

CORDLE, Serena
In loving memory of a darling wife and mother, Serena Cordle, whom God called home in heaven 2 years ago, Feb 23, 1930. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

DANIELS, Rachel
Blackburn—The death angel visited the home of Asbury Daniels, Jan 19th and claimed for its victim his loving wife, Rachel. This good woman was a victim of pneumonia. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Castle, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Z. Moore of Mattie, and one son, Roy Daniels at home. Funeral services was  conducted on Thursday by Rev. Trig Fraley of Ledocio. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

DAVIS, Ella (McHenry)
Mrs. Ella McHenry Davis, 81, died at her home here Tuesday night. She suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago which left her an invalid and on Tuesday of last week, suffered a second stroke causing her death this week. Death came about 11 o’clock Tuesday night. Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late John and Mahala Thompson McHenry, who settled here many years ago. She was married to Jed F. Davis, Civil War veteran, who passed away 2 years ago. No children were born to this union. Mrs. Davis received her education in the schools here and at the Steubenville, OH Female Academy from which she was graduated in 1872. For the next few years she taught in the city schools of Louisa and later conducted a private school. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church all her life. She is survived by one half sister, Mrs. Georgia Moore, Louisa, 2 half brothers, John McHenry of Mississippi and James McHenry of Ohio, 4 nieces, Mrs. Andy Woods, Ashland, Mrs. J. f. woodruff, Newport, TN, Mrs. J. H. Reynolds and Mrs. M. S. Burns, Louisa; 2 nephews, Flem McHenry of Louisa and Henry Davis of Georges Creek. Funeral services were held from the home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. w. Shepherd and Rev. H. W. Ware officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

DUNCAN, Laura
Laura Duncan, 49, well known woman died at her home in Riverton Sunday evening, following an illness extending over a period of one year. She was born in Carter county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan but lived in Riverton for the past 15 years or more. Her parents have preceded her in death several years ago and she is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. W. M. Rucker of High Point, NC, Mrs. G. Chinn of Springfield, OH, Nellie and Babe Duncan at home, Louis of Willard and Fred of Webbville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

DUNCAN, Martha (Ferguson)
1845-1932
Mrs. Martha Duncan, 86, widow of the late Captain Henry C. Duncan, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Hardwick in Huntington. Mrs. Duncan was born in Wayne County, WV, Sep 30, 1845, and lived there most of her life, residing at her old home in Kenova until a few years ago when she went to Huntington to reside with  her daughter. Mrs. Duncan was the daughter of James and Mary Ferguson, pioneer resident of Wayne County and one of the honored and stalwart families among whom are numbered among the outstanding in the business and political life of the tri-state; the family now being represented on the bench by the Hon. C.W. Ferguson, judge of Wayne County circuit court, a nephew. Mrs. Duncan’s father, the Hon. James Ferguson, served in the state legislature when West Virginia was a part of Virginia and voted against secession. However when war broke out between the North and the South the family allied themselves with the Confederacy and several of her brothers won distinction with the Confederate Army. At the conclusion of the Civil War, Captain Henry C. Duncan, who had served in the Federal Army under General Phil Sheridan, returned to his native county of Wayne and married Martha Jane Ferguson, the deceased. Funeral services were conducted at the Hardwick residence Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. W. P. Slaughter, of Cincinnati and a son, H. C. Duncan, Jr., well known attorney of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

ENDICOTT, Marvin
Marvin Endicott, 27, of Glenhayes, was shot and killed by Bill Chaffin, 23, at the Chaffin home at Glenhayes Friday night. Endicott is said to have entered the house intoxicated and according to Chaffin he insulted his wife. When Endicott took hold of Mrs. Chaffin’s arm her husband fired at Endicott 5 times, 4 bullets striking him in the head and one in the shoulder. Another version of the shooting, told by Deputy Sheriff Maynard, is that the shooting came about as the result of a drunken brawl in which a number of persons participated. Chaffin phoned the sheriff at Wayne telling him to meet him at Dunlow but on account of high water the sheriff could not get there. The following morning Chaffin went to Fort Gay and surrendered to Justice of the Peace P. J. Webb. He was taken to Wayne where he is being held for examination. Endicott is a cousin of Little Sam Endicott who was killed recently, and also a cousin of Jim Endicott who was killed a year ago in Martin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

EVANS, Nancy
Nearly four months ago, God saw fit to send His summons into our happy little home and take from us our darling mother, Nancy Evans, wife  of J. C. Evans. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and is greatly missed by the family and her friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

GRAY, American Virginia (Sparks)
Mrs. American Virginia Gray, 64, wife of Harry G. Gray of Ashland died Monday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Elliott County, the daughter of Joel d. and Eliza Robinson Sparks. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. C.R. Hunter, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Thomas Oney of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Dyer, Ashland, her mother, Mrs. Eliza Sparks, Ashland, one brother, M. E. Sparks of Webbville and 4 sisters, Mrs. A. J. Hillman, Mrs. R. J. Kendall, Mrs. Luke McKenzie, Ashland and Mrs. Eliza Sparks, Ashland, one brother, M. E. Sparks of Webbville and 4 sisters, Mrs. A. J. Hillman, Mrs. R. J. Kendall, Mrs. Luke McKenzie, Ashland and Mrs. Bertha Sparks, Columbus. The body was taken to Bruin on Tuesday morning where the funeral services were held. Burial was made in Bruin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

HENSLEY, Roy Harrison
Roy Harrison, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hensley of Cotton Hill, near Crum, died of pneumonia Feb 4. He is survived by the parents and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. Marcum last Friday afternoon and interment took place in the Marcum Cemetery on Bull Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 19, 1932

HOGG, Charles
Charles Hogg, 61, former employee of the C & O railway Co., died Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Opal Rick, Catlettsburg. Mr. Hogg had been ill for 10 days. He was born at Point Pleasant, WV and moved to Catlettsburg about 15 years ago. He formerly lived in Louisa. The deceased is survived by 6 sons, Byron, Dennie, Mack and Clarence of Catlettsburg and one daughter, Mrs. Opal Rice, 2 sisters, Mrs. Patsy Havens of Ashland and Mrs. Ida McDonald of Toledo, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

JACKSON, William
William Jackson, 52, prominent Wayne County farmer, died at is home near Wayne last Tuesday following a heart attack. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery near Wayne. Mr. Jackson was president of the farm loan association and also head of the farm bureau. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

JORDAN, Nancy (Chaffin)
Mrs. Nancy Chaffin Jordan, wife of Vess Jordan of Louisa passed away at her home early Saturday morning following an illness of several months. Although she had been in failing health for many months it was not until recently that she grew worse, complications followed by a heart attack caused her death. Mrs. Jordan was 60 years old. She was a good Christian woman, having been a constant church member since early in life. Her passing is mourned by a wide circle of friends. A daughter of Harvey Chaffin, she was born and reared near Blaine and made her home in this county all her life Besides her husband, Mrs. Jordan is survived by one son, Lloyd Jordan, of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Wallace Jordan of Blaine and Mrs. Mattie Moore of Mattie, and one brother, James Chaffin of Ashland. A sister, Mrs. Isaac Burton of Blaine, was killed in an automobile accident wreck last summer. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Blaine with  interment in the Saunders graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

MARTIN, Artie (Webb)
Mrs. Artie Webb Martin, 39 years old, died Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Minta Webb near Lackey, a few hours after being brought home from Lexington, KY where she had been in ill health. The deceased was a member of one of the oldest and best known families in this section. She became a member of the Christian Church while a young woman and remained a devout Christian until death. She was the widow of the late Bee Martin and had hundreds of relatives and friends throughout this and adjoining counties. Her father, S. B. Webb, died several years ago. Surviving her are her mother and 3 children: Edgar Martin, Lackey, Mrs. Stanley Worlen, Jackson, KY and Sally Joe Martin, who resides with her grandmother at Lackey. Two brothers and 6 sisters also survive. T. J. and O. J. Webb, Lackey, Mrs. M. E. Martin, Wayland, Mrs. Morton Allen, Midas, Mrs. W. R. Smith, Hindman, Mrs. Fonso Wicker, Wayland, Miss Jo Webb, Lackey. Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon by the Rev. A. L. Allen of Allen and burial was made in the family cemetery on Jones Fork near Lackey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

MAYNARD, Sam
Sam Maynard, 40, was almost instantly killed last Thursday afternoon when a large log on which he and Riley Davis, a cousin, had been working broke loose and rolled over his body. Mr. Maynard who has only one leg was unable to get clear of the oncoming log which caught him breaking his neck. He died almost instantly. Both men had been employed for several days making ties from timber they had recently bought from Bill Little near the Lawrence-Martin line on Tug River, Thursday after sawing a log from a tree, Maynard was walking away from it when it started to roll. In the excitement Maynard stepped into its path instead of away from it. Maynard made his home with Davis who recently moved to Lawrence County from Webb, WV. He was buried at Webb. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

MOSSER, Benton
Benton Mosser, 61, widely known Wayne County man, died at his home at Wayne Tuesday morning from a heart ailment. He was a retired N & W employee. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Wayne M. E. church with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

PARKER, William David
The death angel visited our home and claimed for its victim our loving father, William David Parker. He was born Jun 22, 1871, and died Jan 16, 1932. He was 60 years old. W. D. Parker was converted and baptized and joined the M. E. Church at Chapman, and has lived a devoted Christian life. He leaves a wife and 3 children, Milt, Carl and Mary Belle; 4 step children, Ruby, Stella, Sadie and Addie Thompson, also 8 grandchildren. Funeral services was conducted at the M. E. Church by Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. Kahlo. He was laid to rest in the Pack Cemetery at Chapman. Big Sandy  News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

PARSONS, Emma (Johnston)
Mrs. Emma Johnston Parsons, 42 years old, passed away early Sunday morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. C. W. McDonald, in Louisa after several months’ illness. She was a daughter of Charles R. and Maude Carey Johnston and was born and reared in this county, moving about 14 years ago to Ashland. She had been confined to an Ashland hospital for some time but 2 months ago was removed here to the home of Mrs. McDonald. She had been a member of the Louisa M. E. Church, South since she was 10 years old. Besides her parents, who live at Nitro, WV, Mrs. Parsons is survived by one son, Glen Parsons, Nitro, 8 aunts, Mrs. J. J. Johnson, Pikeville, Mrs. C. W. McDonald, Louisa, Mrs. D. J. Burchett, Lexington, Mrs. George B. Roberts, Memphis, Mrs. J.W. Warnick, Williamson, Mrs. Guy White, Williamson, Mrs. Kate Lockwood, Kavanaugh and Miss Anna Johnston, Williamson and 6 uncles, George B. Carey, M. F. Carey and C. J. Carey of Lexington, Charles Carey and Lyss Carey of Louisa and J.  F. Johnston, Williamson. The body was prepared for burial at Curtright Funeral Home and taken to Ashland where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Steen and Alexander Funeral Home. Rev. H. W. Ware of  Louisa officiated. Interment was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 19, 1932

PENNINGTON, W. L.
W. L. Pennington, born Apr 26, 1853, died Jan 20, 1932. He was married in 1875 and professed a hope in Christ for 30 years; was baptized 20 years ago. He is survived by 4 children and his wife, Thursa Pennington; Ambis Osha Pennington of Fielden, KY, Ossie Ol?? Pennington, Fielden, KY, Mrs. J. O. Greene, Culver, KY and Mrs. E. M. White, Wayne, WV. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. O.N. Pennington of Portsmouth, OH conducted the funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

PRUITT, Benjamin
Benjamin :Pruitt died suddenly last Saturday at his home in Portsmouth, OH. Heart trouble caused his death. He was 38 years old The wife and 2 children survive. His wife is a daughter of Owen Gambill and a sister of Mrs. Herbert H. Sparks of Louisa. The body was taken to Redwine, Elliott County for interment in the family burial grounds. Dr. Sparks and wife attended the funeral at Portsmouth, Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

ROBINSON, George W.
Pikeville, KY—The Rev. George W. Robinson, 87 years old, a Baptist preacher in the mountains more than 50 years, died Friday  morning at Greasy Creek, after a brief illness. His wife died a year ago. He was stricken Saturday night at the home of a neighbor where he had gone to minister to the sick. He lived and died on Greasy Creek and saw that small community play its pars in the development of the hills from a hunter’s paradise in which he once reveled to mining camps. He is survived by 3 sons, Jerry M. Robinson, widely known Pikeville business man, Bozie Robinson, Greasy Creek, and Tom Robinson, Welch, WV and 2 daughters, Mrs. J. W. McCown, Shelbiana and Mrs. J. Blanton, Greasy Creek, with whom he made his home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

SALMONS, A. J.
A. J. (Uncle Jack) Salmons, 82m a retired farmer and former Wayne County resident, died Saturday at his home in Williamson Funeral and burial services were held Monday at Napier Cemetery near Genoa, Wayne County. Services were also held at Williamson. Mr. Salmons was born in Wayne County, and resided there until he moved to Williamson 16 years ago. He leaves 4 sons, French Salmons of Cincinnati, Newman, Gordon and Hezekiah Salmons of Williamson and John M.  Salmons of Kenova, 2 daughters, Mrs. May R. Hopkins and Mrs. G. R. Scott both of  Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

SHORT, Robert
The pilot referred to in the following news story is believed to be a native of Lawrence County, son of Sam Short, and cousin of Sheriff Jay Short. The family moved from here when their son, Robert, was a small boy. The sheriff has good reason for the belief that this man is his cousin.
Shanghai—The pilot of an airplane shot down Monday by Japanese was identified Tuesday as Robert Short, an American, of Aberdeen, WA. Short perished in the flaming plane. He was attached to a Chinese aviations squadron. The engagement in which his Being plane was shot down occurred over Soochow. Short had engaged Japanese pursuit planes in an aerial battle lasting 2 and a half minutes. Two other Americans also are reported to be in the squadron to which Short belonged.
The aerial battle in which Short perished was one of the most spectacular of the Shanghai campaign. Three Japanese scouting planes were droning over Soochow where a Chinese airdrome is located, when the Chinese plane took the air. Short’s plane was shot down from 2,000 feet altitude. The Japanese returned safely to their Shanghai base. Pilot Susumu Kolami, credited officially with the victory, was wounded and taken to the Japanese military hospital at Hongkew3 where he died. When Short’s airplane, which the Chinese had purchased only a week ago, crashed, the Japanese not knowing Short was an American thought they had encountered the “bravest Chinese” and dipped in salute while the flaming airplane was plunging to the ground. The death of Short will not involve the United States government in any international complications, dispatches from Washington said. A citizen who voluntarily joins the fighting forces of another nations does so at his own risk and automatically forfeits his claim for protection by this government. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

SPARKS, Oscar
Oscar Sparks, 31 years old, former resident of Elliott County, died at his home in Louisa, Sunday afternoon after a 3 months illness. He  was the son of Dr. W. E. Sparks of Bruin, Elliott County, having moved to Lawrence County several years ago. Mr. Sparks is survived by his widow, Mrs. Madge Miles Sparks; his father, Dr. W. E. Sparks, Bruin, a sister, Mrs. Graydon McGrahanan, Paducah and one brother, Will Ed Sparks, Bruin. The body was taken to Blaine where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Moore Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

STRADER, Ethel (Shannon)
Mrs. Ethel Strader, 33 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shannon, died in a Pulaski, VA hospital following a 3 weeks illness last Friday. The remains were brought to Louisa Saturday where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the M. E. Church. Rev. W. W. Shepherd and Miss Wilson officiated. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Strader was born and reared in Louisa and for the past 3 years had made her home at East Radford, VA. Besides her husband, Charles W. Strader  and parents she is survived by 4 children, Claudis, 16, and Joe Hutchinson, 13, of Louisa, children by a former marriage and Virginia, 9, and Dorothy May, 3, at home, one sister, Mrs. Ervin Mullins of Van Lear and one brother, Cecil Shannon of Columbus. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 12, 1932

SPRADLIN, Mary (Castle)
1854-1932
Mrs. Mary Spradlin, age 78, died at the home of her son, Garfield Spradlin, in West Paintsville, from complications, arising from advanced age.  Mrs. Spradlin was the widow of the late Solomon Spradlin, who preceded her in death many years ago.  She was one of the county's best citizens and good mothers and her passing will be regretted by many who knew her best.  She was formerly Miss Mary Castle and a member of one of the county's oldest and best known families.  Following short funeral services at the home the remains were taken to Denver and interred in the family cemetery.  She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Oma Rivers, Van Lear, KY; Mrs. Rosa Belle France, Leander, KY; Mrs. Nora Jenkins, Beaver Creek , KY; Mrs. Albert Colvin; and Mr. Garfield Spradlin, both of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 26, 1932

WILLIAMSON, Rev. G. D.
Rev. G. D. Williamson, Sr., died in Williamson last week after an illness of 11 months. He has lived in Williamson for several years and was known to many people in the Sandy Valley. Burial was in the cemetery at Goodman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 5, 1932

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MARCH

ALLEN, Jack
Jack Allen, 24, of Inez, was killed on the Mayo Trail near Prestonsburg at 7:30 o’clock Friday night when a truck of the Warfield Gas Company, which he was driving left the road in rounding a curve and turned over. Randolph Butcher, 17, riding with Allen, sustained a fracture of  his left arm and was badly bruised and cut. He is in the Pikeville hospital. Allen was married and leaves his wife and one child. He was the son of M. R. Allen, assistant cashier of the Inez bank. The body was taken to Inez where the funeral service was held Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

Jack Allen, 24, Inez, KY was killed instantly Mar 4 when his truck hit a cliff on the highway a few miles below Betsy Layne. He was an employee of the Warfield Natural Gas Company. Randall Butcher, the only one with Allen, was slightly hurt. He is in the Pikeville hospital. Butcher was asleep when the accident happened and knows nothing about it before the truck struck the cliff. Jack was known as the best driver in the country and was never intoxicated, therefore, the tragedy is a mystery to all his friends and relatives.. Jack was married to Lucia Carns in 1928 and is the father of one child, Ruth Anna, age 2. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Allen, 3 brothers, Robert, William and Brown Allen, 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Cornette, Alice and Marcella Allen and numerous friends and relatives. He was loved by all who knew him. Funeral services and burial were held at Inez Sunday conducted from the Methodist Church, South and burial in the family cemetery at the mouth of Salt Well. Rev. Rounds of the Methodist Church, Paintsville, KY, and Rev. Fairchild, Inez, had charge of the funeral service. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

ARNETT, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Arnett, 59, died at his home at Helochown in Wolfe County. Mr. Arnett was until recently a parole agent at Frankfort and a former deputy United States marshal. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters and three brothers, w of whom are Floyd Arnett of West Liberty and Charles D. Arnett of Louisville and his father, Phillip H. Arnett of Helochown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

ASBURY, Nannie
Mrs. Nannie Asbury, 71, died at her home on Camp Creek, 5 miles from East Lynn, Mar 11, after an illness of more than a year of heart trouble and nervousness. Mrs. Asbury was before marriage, Miss Nannie Bartram. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was a woman well liked in her community, leading a quiet gentle life. She is survived by her husband, Charley Asbury, Sr., and the following children, Mosie Asbury, Frank Asbury, Mrs. Charles Osburn, all of East Lynn, Charles Asbury, Jr. of Armilda and Mrs. Jasper Ferguson of Genoa; one son, William Asbury is dead. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Vaughan and Rev. G. R. Adkins and interment made in the Asbury cemetery on Little Lynn Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

BLACKBURN, James
Prestonsburg—James Blackburn, 33 years old, died Mar 7, in the Eastern State hospital, Lexington, a victim of tuberculosis, after a period of ill health extending over several years. The body was brought here and was taken to the home of Policeman Arthur Blackburn, only surviving brother of the deceased. Besides his brother, the deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Isaacs of Haymond, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

BOGGS, C. A.
Mr. C. A. Boggs, 55, citizen of Grayson for several years, died at his home there Saturday Mar 5. Mr. Boggs had been a sufferer of asthma for years. Mr. Boggs was born in Blaine, Lawrence County, KY Oct 13, 1877, and was the son of James and Hannah Boggs. He was married to Mary Warnock Vicars at Warnock, Greenup County, Aug 27, 1899. In 1907, Mr. Boggs moved to Carter County and had been a resident there ever since and a citizen of Grayson since 1918. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

BOWEN, Tennessee (Frazier)
Mrs. Alderson Bowen, 73 years old, died at her home in Wayne Tuesday morning. She had been an invalid for several years,, but became acutely ill Sunday evening. Mrs. Bowen, who before her marriage  more than half a century ago was Miss Tennessee Frazier, of Fort Gay, spent her life in Wayne County. She was a member of the Wayne Baptist Church. Funeral service was held from the church at Wayne Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Wayne Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen is survived by her husband and 7 children, Millard and Dock of Huntington, Eulin, of Ceredo, Lon of Wayne, Mrs. Callahan Vance of Miller’s Fork, Mrs. Jake Edwards of Huntington and Mrs. Monroe at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

BROWN, Louisa (McGuire)
Mrs. Louisa M. Brown, 83, one of Ashland’s oldest residents and wife of James Monroe Brown, South Ashland, died at her home Friday night after a very brief illness of asthma which was aggravated by a cold. She was the mother of H. R. Brown, former principal of Condit School, Ashland, but now superintendent of city schools of Paintsville and A. J. Brown, Ashland business man. Mrs. Brown was born at Bloomington, Magoffin County, Jan 19, 1849, the daughter of Judge Samuel W. and Fanny May McGuire, prominent residents of Magoffin County and a leading family of that place. She was married to James Monroe Brown, Feb 11, 1869, and they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Feb 11, 1932. At that time both were in good health and there was no indication that the end was so near. Mrs. Brown was a devout Christian, having been a member of the Christian Church since she was 17 years old. Her aged husband by whom she is survived, was 83 years old on Oct 2, 1931. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who had been resident of Morgan County for many years, came to Ashland 14 years ago.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Brown is survived by 6 children: A. J.  Brown, B. F. Brown, Mrs. Allie Patton, and Mrs. Emzie Whitt, all of Ashland; Mrs. Jeff DeLong of Mathew, KY and H. R. Brown of Paintsville, by 3 brothers, H. C. McGuire, Ashland, J. S. McGuire, Mathew, KY, Frank McGuire of Butler, MO and one sister, Mrs. Mary Kennard of Hendricks, KY. She is also survived by 40 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held from First Christian Church. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

BROWN, T. C.
T. C. Brown, age 78, died at his home on Main Street in Paintsville following a prolonged illness of more than a year.  He had been in poor health for more than a year, but some time ago suffered a partial stroke of paralysis which had kept him confined to bed for several months. Notwithstanding the fact that his death was unexpected, his death was a severe shock to his death was a severe shock to his family and the citizens of Paintsville who knew him as one of the best men this section ever produced.  He was familiarly known as “Tommy Brown” and his death removes another good citizen. Mr. Brown was a member of one of Eastern Kentucky’s large and influential families, his forefathers being pioneers who help settle the Big Sandy Valley when it was an almost unbroken wilderness.  He was a son of the late W. W. Brown, one of the original founders of Paintsville and a heavy landowner during his day. Mr. Brown has lived a life worthy of any one to follow.  He was always found on the side of right and justice. He was a home-living man and for more than fifty years had never spent a night away from his family. In his death the city and county loses a grand old man and a staunch and upright citizen. Besides his widow he is survived by two children, Mr. Marshall Brown and Miss Lilly Brown, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. I. Carter of the Mayo Memorial Church. Burial in the old Brown Cemetery south of town.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

BRUMFIELD, Eunice Marie
Eunice Marie Brumfield, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. French Brumfield, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday afternoon in a Huntington hospital of meningitis from which she had suffered the past few days. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lavalette Church, the Rev. Henry Mullins officiating. Burial in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. In addition to her parents she is survived by 2 brothers, Dennis and Paul Brumfield and a sister, Mary Frances Brumfield. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

BURCHETT, Jane (Collinsworth)
Mrs. John Burchett passed away on Monday at her home on Morgans Creek after a few days illness of influenza. She was 83 years of age and had been in failing health for some time. Before marriage she was Miss Jane Collinsworth. She was a native of Floyd County and moved to Lawrence County about 40 years ago. She is survived by her husband. Following the funeral service held at the home on Wednesday burial took place near there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

CARPENTER, Frank H.
Despondent over financial circumstances, Frank H. Carpenter, 52, of Eighth Avenue, Huntington area field manager for Collier’s weekly magazine, died at 7 o’clock Friday night in a hospital there of a bullet wound fired into his brain about 30 minutes before. Dr. F. N. Schutter, Cabell County coroner, returned  verdict of suicide after viewing the body at the hospital.  The motive for the suicide was set out in a note left to his wife, Mrs. Hazel Carpenter. The note read: “Hazel, I am leaving you utterly stripped of funds. My bank balance is only $1.94. Put no blame on anyone but me for this trouble. It was a desperate effort to get out of the hole I was in. Please forgive me. Frank”
The note was found on Carpenter’s person by Patrolman Scarberry and M. I.  Davis, also of Huntington. Mrs. Carpenter’s brother, who found the man in a dying condition in a garage located near the home. Davis, en route to the garage, met Patrolman Scarberry and asked that he assist in the search. They found Carpenter lying unconscious in the rear of the garage and summoned an ambulance to remove him to the hospital. Mr. Carpenter was the son of David H. and Mary Yates Carpenter. H was born in Louisa, Feb 8, 1879. He had lived in Catlettsburg up to 13 years ago when he moved to  Huntington. He leaves the widow and a brother, David of Ashland. He was a brother of Charles P. Carpenter of Catlettsburg who died Feb 19. his mother was a daughter of Dr. S. J. Yates of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

CONLEY, Benjamin F.
Mr. Benjamin F. Conley died at his home at West Van Lear, Johnson County on Tuesday morning March 22, in his 83rd year. He fell on a stairway a few days before his death and it is believed that injuries sustained in the fall caused his death. A few months ago slight paralytic stroke disabled him for a time but he recovered. He was a native of Johnson County having been born and reared within two miles of his recent home. The youngest of eight sons of Constantine and Celia Conley he was the last to pass into eternity and lived to the oldest age of any of his father’s family. He was an uncle of Mrs. C. O. McDougle and M. F. Conley of Louisa. Of the immediate family surviving him there are his wife and three daughters, and one son, Mrs. David Perry, Mrs. J. T. Fairchild, Miss Bertha Conley and O. J. Conley. Also there are two granddaughters, Mrs. C. Goble and Elizabeth Ruth Perry. Mr. Conley was a farmer, a member of the M. E. Church South and of the I. O. O. F. fraternal order. He was born July 19, 1849 and was married to Arminta A. Leslie in Louisa in June 20, 1877. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, March 25, 1932

CRAFT, Wiley
Wiley Craft, 84, passed away Tuesday at the home of his son, W. M. Craft of Davisville. For many years he had been a member of the Baptist church. The funeral and burial took place at the Wheeler Cemetery on Franks Creek. Three sons and 2 daughters survive. They are W. M. Craft, Davisville, Franklin Craft, Winifred, Mrs. John Lyons, Cordell, Mrs. Malissa  Ramey, and Farris Craft of Beaver, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

DISHMAN, Nora
Mrs. Nora Dishman, 53, died Sunday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. A. Staley at Neal, WV after a lingering illness. Funeral service was held at the Dock’s Creek Church, Rev. Jerry Harmon, officiating Tuesday afternoon. Burial at that place. She is survived by 2 sisters, and one brother, Mrs. Grace Johnson, of Kenova, Mrs. Emaline Owens of Huntington and Ed Swanson of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

ELLIOTT, William
The gradually diminishing ranks of Civil War veterans lost another member Wednesday when death claimed, William Elliott at his home of the Big Sandy Road. Mr. Elliott had been in declining heath for the past 8 or 10 years and his death was not unexpected. The deceased was 89 years old. The greater part of his life was spent in the rural sections of Boyd County where he followed the occupation of farming. He moved to Catlettsburg several years ago. Mr. Elliott was a member of the Company F., Fifth Virginia Infantry and saw active fighting in 17 major engagements. He was in the service for 4 years and 4 months.  Among the major battles of the Civil War in which he participated were the famed battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg and Cedar Creek. He was seriously wounded in the battle of Bull Run. C. L. For???, another Catlettsburg veteran of the Civil War was a member of the same company and fought with Mr. Elliott in all these engagements. Mr. Elliott was a member of the United Baptist Church of Catlettsburg. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Kirk of Buchanan and Miss Ella Elliott at home. One son, Hi Elliott of Catlettsburg also survives.. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Friday in charge of Rev. John Damron. Burial in the Neal Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

FANNIN, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Fannin, widow of the late William J. Fannin, of Beechy, KY, passed away at her home Saturday, Feb 20, after an illness of a few weeks duration. She was born in Lawrence County, Jan 20, 1862. She is survived by 4 sons, Fred Fannin of Taylor, KY, D. L., Garrett, and Beckham Fannin at Beechy, KY. Funeral services were held at the home last Saturday at 2 by Rev. Andrew Hall of the Baptist Church. Interment was in the Fannin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

FERGUSON, Leander
Leander Ferguson, 77 died at his home at Relief, KY, Mar 19, at 7:10 p.m. after an illness of one year. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Paint Church with Rev. William Smith, Rev. Emery Ferguson and Rev. Douglas Williams officiating. Mr. Ferguson had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 40 years. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. D. B. Hill, Mrs. Cam Fraley and Mrs. Charles Holbrook of Relief, KY. Also 8 brothers and 3 sisters survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

FLETCHER, J. S.
J. S. Fletcher, 46, prominent Huntington salesman, was the victim of a heart attack suffered in Logan, WV last Sunday. He was found dead in bed in a hotel there at 11 o’clock Sunday morning. He moved to Huntington about 18 years ago from Salyersville, KY where he was born and reared and for several years was a teacher in the schools. The body was taken to Salyersville where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the family cemetery. Surviving are his widow, one sister, Mrs. H. H. Adkins, of Huntington and others at Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

GIBSON, Australia
Kansas City, MO, Mar 11—Mrs. Australia Gibson, 77 years old, a daughter of William Worthington, a former lieutenant governor of Kentucky, of Greenup, was found dead in bed at her apartment. Neighbors, unable to rouse her and finding her door locked, called firemen, who entered through a window. Heart disease is believed to have caused her death. Mrs. Gibson was the wife of the late John R. Gibson and is survived by 3 daughters. She was the daughter of the first wife of Mr. William Worthington. His second marriage was to a sister of Mrs. W. W. See of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

GOBLE, Dixie
Dixie Goble, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goble, died Monday morning with diphtheria at Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1932

HOPSON,
Mrs. Hopson, of Auxier, died Monday following a short illness from flu and pneumonia. She had been in poor health for a number of years. She was the mother of Miss Ora Hopson of this city and was one of the best known and respected women in this section. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

JOBE, Otto
In loving memory of my dear Uncle Otto Jobe. He was born Oct 12m 1897? And departed this life Nov, 23?, 1931. Uncle Otto is survived by his father, John L. Jobe, 3 brothers, Lonzo, Tom and Dewey, 4 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Jordan, Mrs. Virginia Berry, Mrs. Eliza Savage and Mrs. Rebekah Diamond, also 8 nieces and 10 nephews. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

KINSTLER, Martha (Wheeler)
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Wheeler Kinstler were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the M. E. Church, South in Fort Gay, WV, by Rev. L. D. Bryan, of Kenova, WV and Rev. B. B. Hewlett of Louisa. Mrs. Kinstler’s death followed an illness of some months at the home of her son, James B. Kinstler in Louisa and an attack of influenza suffered a few weeks ago. She was 76 years old and the widow of Jacob Kinstler and before coming to Louisa resided in Fort Gay. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South of that place. Two daughters and 5 sons survive. Mrs. Walter Yates of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Myrtle Welch of Rittman, OH, James B. Kinstler of Louisa, Sam and Laban Kinstler of Kenova, WV, Earl Kinstler of Lucasville, OH and Frank Kinstler of Columbus. Also two brothers and one sister, Charles Wheeler, Fort Gay, WV, Harmon Wheeler of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Josephine Vanhoose of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 11, 1932

KIRK, Alice Margaret (Cain)
Mrs. Alice Margaret Kirk, was born Oct 1856 at Harper’s Ferry, VA and died Mar 1, 1932 at Louisa, KY age 75 years. She was married to John L. Kirk in Pulaski, VA on Jun 9, 1872, to this union were born the following children: Effie B. Kirk, who died in infancy, Edward W. Kirk of Louisa, KY, Evert F. Kirk, who died in infancy, Lucian P. Kirk of Catlettsburg, Walter C. Kirk of Charleston, WV, Carl S. Kirk of Huntington, WV, Mabel B. Kirk, who died in infancy, Elmer T. Kirk, of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Norma K. Hale of Kermit, WV, and Frank A. Kirk of Louisa, KY. W. T. Cain, attorney of Louisa, KY is an only brother. She leaves a host of grandchildren. “Ma Kirk” as she was affectionately known, was a devoted and loving wife, a loyal and true mother, a consecrated and devout Christian, having been converted at a very early age. She was loyal to her creator and to His church, was active in church work, as a teacher in the Sunday  school for many years and in fact up and until sickness prevented her attendance.

Being deprived of the companionship and advice of a husband while many of the children were small, she assumed the duties and obligations of both father and mother, and daily asked for divine guidance of her heavenly father to give her strength to enable her to raise her little ones to be loyal to him. Her exemplary life was one worthy of example. To know her was to love her. She leaves a host of friends. A short funeral service was held from the home Wednesday morning at 8”30 with Rev. H. B. Hulette, a life long friend of Mrs. Kirks and Rev. W. W. Shepherd and Rev. J. R. Fairchilds, from the M. E. Church South with the Eastern Star Chapter in charge. Mrs. Kirk was a member of the Eastern Star chapter at Inez. Interment was made at Inez. Active pallbearers were her sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

LAMBERT, Louisa Francis
Mrs. Louisa Francis Lambert, 82, of Wayne County, died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Bell of Cincinnati. The body was returned to Kenova, arriving Saturday for funeral services which were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Kenova Baptist Church. Rev. Morris Gilliam officiated. The body remained at the home of her grandson, L.R. Lambert in Kenova, until the funeral hour. Mrs. Lambert was born in Wayne County on Aug 20, 1849. She leaves one son, Z. T. Lambert, of Kenova, 2 daughters, Mrs. Sarah Newman of Ironton and Mrs. Bell; one brother, Joseph Lambert, of Kenova, 4 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Patterson of Westmoreland; Mrs. Nicholas Copley of Ceredo, Mrs. Mose D. Copley of Huntington and Mrs. J. H. Cox of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

LEBOLD, Mrs. A. B.
Mrs. A. B. Lebold died at her home in Newark, OH following a short illness of cancer of the stomach. She was born and reared in Wayne County and was before marriage, Miss Bertha Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ferguson of Genoa. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Hardwick of Genoa; 6 children: Dewey Lebold, Mrs. L. D. Offfenburger, Ross, Leslie, Ralph and Sherman Lebold. The family her parents and her sister were at her beside when she died. She was 51 years old on the day of her death. Interment was made in Hanover Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

LEWIS, Jane
Mrs. Jane Lewis, 79, died at her home on Big Lynn Creek near East Lynn, Mar 11, following a 6 months illness of tuberculosis. Mrs. Lewis was born in Pike County, KY, in 1852 and was the daughter of Castell and Kizzie Wooten. She came to Wayne county to live when a child and had lived here ever since. Mrs. Lewis had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 61 years. She is survived by her husband, J. M. Lewis and the following children, Virgin Salmons of Williamson, Belle Hagins of Beuna Vista, OH, William Lewis of East Lynn, and Bettie Milam of Genoa; one son and one daughter are dead. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jesse Nelson and burial was made in the family cemetery on Big Lynn Mar 12. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

LYON, Mrs. Clinton
Mrs. Clinton Lyon, 37 years old, of Vanceburg, died late Wednesday from burns received when her clothing became ignited from an open grate. She is a daughter of George Fyffe of Laurel Creek of Little Blaine. Her body will be taken to the old home place in Johnson County for burial. Big Sandy  News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

MCALLISTER, Anna
Mrs. Anna McAllister, 84, died Saturday morning at 6:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Elswick in Ashland. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Elswick and Mrs. Edward Kazee, Logan, WV, one son, James McAllister, Van Lear, KY, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Crum, Hunnewell, KY, 19 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Coalton Church. Burial was made in the Coalton Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

MEAD, Nancy Ellen
The death of Mrs. Nancy Ellen Mead occurred last Friday night at 11 o’clock following a few hours illness at the home of her son, Thomas Mead. The family had moved to Louisa that day from Whitehouse and Mrs. Mead had seemed as well as usual until a short time before her death. Heart trouble was given as the cause of her illness. Her maiden name was Hammond. The body was taken to Walbridge for interment. She was the widow of Henry Mead and formerly lived near Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

MIDKIFF, Mrs. Henry C.
Mrs. Henry C. Midkiff, 79, of Salt Rock, WV, died Sunday morning of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David King of Inez, KY. Funeral services will be held from Mrs. King’s residence at noon tomorrow. Burial was in the Hatfield Cemetery at Inez. The Rev. Mr. Sullivan pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Surviving are the husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles May of Barboursville, Mrs. Ora Moore of New Martinsville, WV and Mrs. King and 7 sons, Delbert and George Midkiff of Salt Rock, L. H. and  Lafe Midkiff of Huntington, Frank of Jackson, OH, Elba of Dans, WV and Ott Midkiff of Washington state. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

NEWSOM, Oliver
The death of Oliver Newsom occurred last Sunday at his home on Durbin in Boyd County after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. His wife, who was Miss Arminta Moore and 6 children survive. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Newsom of Martin County and was about 45 years old. The funeral was held from the home of his father in law, Link Moore near Louisa on Tuesday with interment in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

OSBURN, Mary Etta
Mrs. Mary Etta Osburn, of East Lynn, died Tuesday afternoon at her home following a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the Union M. E. Church Saturday morning. Rev. J. M. Herald of Greenup, KY, officiating. Burial will be near East Lynn. She is survived by the husband, ? W. Osburn; 3 daughters, Mrs. George Booth of Kenova, Mrs. W. M. Hanna of St. Albans, and Miss Esker Osburn at home; one son, Jack W. Osburn of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. G. E. Beckett of Earling, WV; 3 brothers, J. W. Pratt, of Kenova, T. J. and Carl Pratt of East Lynn; the father, Elias Pratt of East Lynn, a half brother, William Pratt of East Lynn and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

PACK, Fletcher
Fletcher Pack 18, Wayne County boy, died in the Holden hospital Mar 11. He was rushed to the hospital following an accident in Whitman No. 20 mine of the Island Creek Coal Company. He lived only a short time after reaching the hospital. Mr. Pack was the son of Elva Pack, who died several years ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lewis Maynard and the following brothers and sisters, Elva, Jr. Tracy and Mattie Pack, half brothers and sisters, Gallie, Georgia, Ethel and Vada Ellen Maynard. He was a nephew of Zeffie Moore, who is foreman at the tipple, where he was killed. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Obe Tomblin and Rev. Andrew Perry at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Jones of near Queens Ridge and interment was mad in the Greasy Ridge cemetery in Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

PACK, Novile Cathaleen
Novile Cathaleen Pack, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Pack of Louisa, died suddenly Mar 26 at 11 p.m. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment was made in the Louisa Burial Park. She is survived by the father and mother, 2 sisters, Christine, 8, Irene, 4, and one brother, Norman, 6. Mr. Pack is an employee of the Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling company. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

PRESTON, Fannie
Mrs. Fannie Preston, 82, died at the home of her son, Walter Preston in Ashland, Mar 16. She had been ill several days. Mrs. Preston was a native of Johnson County and resided near Paintsville until 3 years ago, when she went to Ashland to make her home with her son. She was married to Chadwick Preston in 1877 (note: should be Shadrick Preston) and they resided on a farm near Paintsville. He died 30 years ago. Mrs. Preston was a devoted member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by the following children; Walter Preston of Ashland; Elbert Preston of Muskogee, OK; Mrs. Sam Whitsel of Houston, TX, 5 grandchildren. Also by two brothers, Colba Ward and J. C. Ward, of River Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

PRICHARD, Jerome T.
Jerome T. Prichard, 87, life long resident of Boyd County, died at his home on Bolts Fork, Mar 16. Death was due to complications incident to old age. The news of Mr. Prichard’s death comes as a shock to his host of friends throughout this region. His passing removed one of the pioneers of this section and an upstanding and worthwhile citizen. For more than three quarters of a century, Mr. Prichard was a leading farmer and business man. He served as state senator from this district from 1910 to 1914. He was born in Body County May 30, 1844 and therefore was 87 years 9 months and 16 days old. Mr. Prichard had been a member of the Masonic Lodge at Green Hill for more than 50 years, having recently been presented with a 50 year Masonic pin. He was also a member of the Christian Church. On Oct 15, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Olivia Bolt. She died 12 years ago. He is survived by the following children: Dr. J. Allen Prichard of Buchanan, Dr. C. L. Prichard, Harold, KY, Dr. L. M. Prichard, Catlettsburg, M. F. Prichard, Rush, Mrs. George W. Chapman, of Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. C. W. G. Hannah, Portsmouth, OH, C. F. Prichard, Catlettsburg, and Watt M. Prichard, Ashland attorney. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home on Bolts Fork, with Rev. S. J. Campbell of Charleston, WV in charge. Burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

PYLES, Julia Ann
Mrs. Julia Ann Pyles, 43, of Westmoreland, died at 10 o’clock Saturday night, following an illness of 6 months. Mrs. Pyles was born and reared at East Lynn and was the daughter rof Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Napier. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene May and Mrs. Martha Fry, all of East Lynn, 3 brothers, W. E. and Pate Napier of East Lynn, Robert Napier of ???, 3 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Gibson of East Lynn, Mrs. Laura Lycan of Kiahsville and Georgia Napier of Huntington, Mrs. Martha Fry and one son, half brothers, Andrew, Ellis and Glen Ray Napier of Cove Gap. Funeral services were conducted at East Lynn Church Monday and burial in the Robert Vaughan cemetery near East Lynn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

ROBERTS,
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roberts, of Ashland, which died Thursday evening at 5:30 in an Ashland hospital was brought to the home of G. L. Diamond, near Louisa where the funeral was held Saturday. Interment was made in the Diamond Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Mary Elizabeth Roberts at home, one brother, Wilbur, Jr. at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Diamond and Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Roberts of Louisa, a great grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Ratliff of Louisa and a great grandfather, John Frazier, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

ROSE, Irene
Irene Rose, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Rose, of Wilbur, died after an few hours illness. The funeral was held Friday and burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Mattie. The parents, 6 sisters and 4 brothers survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

RUCKER, Madge
Miss Madge Rucker, who had been ill for several days in the Paintsville Hospital, died Tuesday night of last week. Miss Rucker submitted to an operation for appendicitis several days before. The body was taken to Hitchins Thursday, where funeral services were held at the Holiness Church at 12 o’clock. Rev. Leonard Bowling, of Prestonsburg had charge of the service. A mixed choir of from the Holiness and Presbyterian Churches rendered the music. Miss Rucker lived at Hitchens several years  where she attended school and was loved by all her school mates. Later she moved to Paintsville, where she attended and graduated from the Paintsville High School. After the funeral services, which were in charge of Mr. Jones, the body was taken to her brother’s home, Mr. Glenn Rucker, where it remained Thursday night. Friday morning, the remains were taken to Leon, and burial was made in the Pope Cemetery. Miss Rucker is survived by her grief stricken parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Rucker and 7 brothers and 2 sisters and a little daughter, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

SMITH, Wayne
Wayne Smith, 67, died Monday afternoon at his hoe in Kenova, following a lingering illness. Burial was in the Plymale cemetery following funeral services held at the Locust Grove Baptist Church, Buffalo Creek, Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 11, 1932

SPARKS, Louise (Creech)
Mrs. Louise Creech Sparks, 85, widow of the late G. W. Sparks, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Jones, in Ashland Monday. She had been ill only a short time. Mrs. Sparks, whose husband died 37 years ago, was a native of Elliott County, being born there Oct 22, 1847. She was married to Mr. Sparks Nov 29, 1872. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Sparks is survived by the following children, Mrs. L. H. Jones and E. W. Sparks of Ashland, U. S. Sparks of Morehead, and Mrs. t. E. McCracken of Chicago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932
SPARKS, Nelson
SPARKS, Mary (Hamilton)
Within forty hours the oldest married couple in Louisa passed to their eternal home. They were Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sparks. Mr. Sparks 86 years old, died Friday morning February 26. His age had kept him in a feeble condition for about three months. Death took him away without a struggle and he was conscious until the last moment. The body was taken by the Curtright Funeral Car to Union Camp on Upper Blaine and laid to rest in the Holbrook cemetery by the side of his first wife. Rev. Sparks and Rev. Hud Waldon conducted the service. The funeral was held from the residence of P. P. Holbrook, his son in law.

Mrs. Sparks, 73, passed away Saturday evening February 27th,as the result of paralysis. She was first stricken a few weeks previous to her death. She did not know of the death of her husband. The body was conveyed to the home of her brother, B. R. Hamilton of Red Bush, Johnson County. Interment was made in Hamilton Cemetery. Services by Rev. Henry Hamilton and Elder Lewis M. Ferguson.

Mr. and Mrs. Sparks moved to Louisa soon after their marriage 6 years ago. They were highly respected in this community as they were in their old home neighborhood. Mr. Sparks was a son of Calvin Sparks and was known throughout the county as one of its most substantial citizens. He had served as magistrate and member of the Lawrence County fiscal court many years ago. He was a merchant and farmer, and had retired from business several years ago. He was perhaps the oldest Mason in Lawrence County, having been a member of Jake Rice Lodge at Blaine for over 50 years. The day before his death he received an emblem for 50 years faithful membership. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 54 years and form many years served as clerk of the association. No better citizen has lived in Lawrence County.
He is survived by one son, Dr. James A. Sparks of Ashland, one brother, Benton Sparks of Portsmouth, 5 grandchildren, Dr. Proctor Sparks of Ashland, Mrs. Ernest Jayne of Flat Gap, Mrs. H. R. Skaggs of Fleming, Mrs. Pat Dobbins of Martha and Mrs. B. L. Sparks of Ashland. Mr. Sparks was married twice, the first wife being Sarilda Holbrook. Mrs. Sparks was Mary Hamilton and was first married to Hargis Holbrook in 1893 and he died Jan 15, 1925. On Oct 6, 1925, she married Nelson Sparks. She was born at Red Bush and was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Hamilton. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Holbrook of Cincinnati, one brother, B. R. Hamilton of Red Bush, 13 nieces and 19 nephews. Also she reared 2 boys, Charles Collier of Louisa and Lawrence Skaggs of Ashland. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years and was a most excellent woman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 4, 1932

STEWART, ? url
Denton—The pale horse and its rider entered the home of Mrs. Martha Stewart Sunday night Mar 6, 1932 at ?:45 p.m. and took her loving son ? url. He was 27 years, 4 months and 10 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. He had double pneumonia and tuberculosis. His burial took place in the family graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

STEWART, Sarah Jane
Mrs. Sarah Jane Stewart of Denton, died Monday. She was a native of Fallsburg and was 84 yeas old. Her death was attributed to old age. The funeral service was held at the home Wednesday. She is survived by 5 sons, all of Denton and one daughter, Mrs. John Webb, Ashland. Also by 26 grandchildren, of Ashland and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

STRATTON, Joseph Butcher
Joseph Butcher Stratton, 42 years old, a resident of Williamson, WV, and a prominent member of the Mingo bar, died Monday in a St. Louis, MO hospital, according to advices received by his family. He had become ill in St. Louisa on a business mission. His health had been impaired  for several years. His body was returned to Williamson and funeral service held at the residence Wednesday. A native of Mingo County Mr. Stratton was educated in the public schools, later taking his A. B. Degree at the University of Virginia and his bachelor of laws degree at the University of West Virginia. Throughout his professional life he practiced in Williamson. At one time he represented Mingo County in the West Virginia house of delegates. He  leaves his widow, formerly Miss Mae Sullivan, of Huntington, one son, 9 years old, his mother, Mrs. A. B. Stratton of Williamson, 3 brothers, Nighbert, and Wallace Stratton of Williamson and James Stratton of Detroit and 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Waskey and Mrs. F. M. Cloyd of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

TOMLIN, Anthony
Anthony Tomlin, 58, died Monday in Huntington, following a brief illness. Burial was at the Stiltner cemetery, Wayne County, Wednesday. Surviving are 2 daughters, one of Logan and one of Huntington, 3 sons, all of Huntington, 2 brothers and 3 sisters of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

VANHORN, George H.
George H. Vanhorn, veteran employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and  resident of Ashland for the past 35 or 40 years, died early Sunday morning at the C &  O hospital in Huntington, WV after a short illness. Mr. Vanhorn was a member of one of Boyd County’s oldest and most prominent families and his sudden death was a shock to all who knew him. George H. Vanhorn was born at Lockwood KY, Sep 22, 1872. He was 59 years old at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.  George G. Vanhorn. He was conductor on the Big Sandy division of the Chesapeake and Ohio and was well known throughout the Big Sandy Valley. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church, South. Mr. Vanhorn is survived by 3 children, Edgar and George of Ashland and Mrs. Grace Lane of Madisonville, KY; and one granddaughter, Jacqueline Lane. One brother, W. E. Vanhorn, Boyd County commissioner and 2 sisters, Miss Louella Vanhorn and Mrs. Gladys Ross of Ashland also survive. His wife Louise Hatfield Vanhorn preceded him in death about 25 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Slaughter of Huntington former Ashland minister officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

VINSON, Dick
Word reached here Wednesday from Purcell, OK, to the effect that Dick Vinson was killed on Monday morning of this week. He was shot 7 times and died almost instantly. The shooting occurred in the courthouse yard. The name of the man who did the shooting was not given in the letter. Information reached here through a letter written to Melvin Roberts, whose brother lives at Purcell. Dick Vinson was a native of Louisa, but moved to Oklahoma several years ago. He was about 51 years old. His wife was a daughter of Al Hayes of Louisa. Six children survive, the youngest being a boy aged 11 years. Four children passed away some time ago. His wife died 4 years ago. Mr. Roberts says that Mr. Vinson owned a good farm and had been getting along quite well for several years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 18, 1932

WATSON, Willis
Willis Watson, age 72, died at the home of his son, Tom Watson at Auxier last Friday night. Funeral and burial were held at Concord last Sunday. Surviving are a wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Howard Adams of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Tom Roach, Wayland, KY and Mrs. Weaver Burnette, Coalwood, WV; and one son Tom Watson, of Auxier. For twenty years Mr. Watson was employed by the Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear. Most of his life was spent in the Van Lear section and he was known as one of the best citizens of the county. The Big Sandy Valley has lost a valuable man, a good citizen, and the family a devoted husband, father and friend Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 25, 1932

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ADAMS, Edgar
Edgar Adams, 63, formerly of Wayne County, who was killed Friday in an accident at Muncie, IN, was buried at Dock’s Creek Cemetery, following funeral services at the Kenova Baptist Church Tuesday. He is survived by the widow, who resided at Muncie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

BAYES, Loda (Turner)
Mrs. Loda Hayes died at her home at Sitka, this county, Mar 26, Mrs. Bayes was a member of the prominent Turner family of Johnson County being a daughter of the late Samuel Turner. She was a niece of Dr. I. R. turner and a cousin of Hon. James W. Turner, Ray, Turner and E. C. Turner of Paintsville. She was born Sep 26, 1860 and was married to Nat Bayes on Bay 2, 1881. Mr. Bayes is still living. Early in life she became a member of the Christian Church and lived a devoted Christian life to the end. Besides her husband, 3 brothers and 2 sisters survive. The brothers are E. S. (Buddie) Turner, of California, Willie Turner of Mine Fork, KY and Frank Turner of Paintsville. Her sisters are Helen Howes of Oldtown, KY and Katie Osborn of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

BERNARD, Mrs. Sarah (Jordan)
Mrs. Sarah Jordan Bernard, 68, passed away last Friday at her home near Potter after an illness of several weeks. She was the daughter of George and Julia Jordan and was born Feb 18, 1864 in Lawrence County. Her husband, Jesse Bernard, died in October 1931. She had been a member of  the church for 51 years. Surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters, Marion of Chillicothe, OH, Grover of Potter, Mrs. L. M. Yates, Potter, Mrs. Fred Stanley  and Mrs. Julia B. O’Daniel, of Catlettsburg, Esther, Bertha and Ethel at home. Three brothers, Dock Jordan, Huntington, John Jordan, Yellow Bud, OH, and Roy Jordan, Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Leonard Rice, Portsmouth, OH and 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service was held from the residence Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Dennis and Rev. Elkins of Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment in the family cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

BERRY, Mrs. David S.
Pneumonia was the cause of the death of Mrs. David S. Berry, 73, of Rich Creek, this county. Her death occurred Monday morning, following an illness of several days. Before marriage she was Miss Cynthia Whitt and was a daughter of Hezekiah Whitt of Dry Ridge. Mrs. Berry, one of the county’s best women was a devout Christian and had for years been a faithful member of the M. E. Church, South. Besides the husband, surviving members of the family are 2 sons and a daughter, T. B. Berry of Ashland, Lee Berry, of Logan, WV, and Mrs. Rosa Lemmings of Straitsville, OH. Funeral services was held at the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Ves Ball of Louisa, officiating. Interment followed in the family burial grounds and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

BORDERS, Joe
Joe Borders, 59, passed away last Friday at his home at Borders Chapel, following an illness of a year or more. He was the son of Nathan Borders. He is survived by the following sons and daughters, William Borders and McKinley Borders, both of Salyersville; Jesse Borders and Misses Daisy and Margaret Borders. Also brothers and sisters Lewis and Wallace Borders of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Mary Auxier of Whites Creek, and Mrs. Lydia Brown of Borders Chapel. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic order. Interment took place Sunday near the home, services conducted by Rev. Ed Preston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

BROWN, Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson Brown, Civil War veteran, who served with Company D, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and former resident of Greenup County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin, at New Boston, OH, Friday. Mr. Brown was 88 years of age and his death is attributed to hardening of the arteries and infirmities of old age. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Schridla Coffee Brown and the following children, Daniel, Samuel and Kelley Brown of Oldtown, Mrs. Rebecca Virgin of Ashland and Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin of New Boston. Funeral services were at the old homestead at Oldtown, KY Sunday where burial was made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29,1932

BURK, William Bascom
Funeral services for Mr. William Bascom Burk were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his home near Louisa, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating, assisted by Rev. H. F. Ware. Mr. Burke passed away Saturday afternoon in the Louisa General hospital where he had been 2 days for treatment. He had been in declining health for the past few years and his death was caused by a complications of diseases. He was a son of James and Elizabeth Burk and was reared near the mouth of Blaine. A few years ago he moved to Louisa and was in the grocery business on lower Lock Avenue. Recently he moved to the Jim Shannon farm just out of town. His wife who was Miss Potter survives, with 4 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. C. F. Elkins of Ashland, and Misses, Ethel, Elsie and May and William and Chester. His age was 60 years and 25 days. Three sisters and four brothers, Mrs. William Cooksey of Huntington, Mrs. Mart Wagoner, Mrs. J. H. Chambers, Fred and Jay  Burk of Pittsburg, PA, Ed Burk of Huntington and Ben Burk of Pikeville. Mr. Burke was a good citizen and member of a well known family of the county. Following the funeral interment was made in Fulkerson Cemetery on Pine Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

BURTON, Serena (Patrick)
1857-1932
Mrs. Serena Patrick Burton, daughter of the late Captain Wiley C. and Mary Huff Patrick, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Schmidt, at Rush, Wednesday following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F. Burton and 2 sons, Frank and Wiley. She leaves the following children, Mrs. B. S. Thomas, Mrs. C. T. Vaughn, Mrs. C. A. Schmidt, Mrs. Henry Fain, Mrs. Albert Selbee and Dem Burton. Funeral service was held a the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Rush. Burial followed in the Coalton Cemetery. She was born at Bloomington, Magoffin County June 26, 1957. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

CARTER, Madge
Madge Carter, 16, of Inez, died of appendicitis at the Paintsville hospital Sunday night. Funeral services were held at the Stepp graveyard Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

CHRISTIAN, Donna Faye
Donna Faye Christian, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Christian, of Fort Gay, route 1, was born Apr 1 and died Apr 2. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carmi Crabtree at the Christian Cemetery Sunday, Apr 3. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

COLEMAN, (?Samuel?) F.
?Samuel? F. Coleman, died Apr 9 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Esther Sturgill of Raceland. He was a veteran of the Civil war being a private in the 45th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He was converted to the Baptist faith and remained a steadfast member until the end. Surviving are the following children: Martha Carroll and Mrs. Sophia Carroll of Normal, James and Thomas Coleman of California, William Coleman of Maggie, WV, Mrs. Margaret Campbell of New Paris, OH, Mrs. Connie Litteral of Washington,  D.C., Claud Coleman of Portsmouth, OH Mrs. Esther Sturgill of Raceland, KY, Mrs. Maud Althas of Lockburn, OH.  Funeral services  were held this afternoon at one o’clock by Rev. Braynard of Wurtland Baptist Church. Interment in the Grayson Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

CONLEY, Oscar Leonard
Oscar Leonard Conley, 26, died in Ashland Monday following a few weeks illness. He was an employee of the Warfield Gas Company. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nora Spradlin of Wayland, 2 brothers, Ollie of Cliff, KY and Wes Conley of Florida. Also, his grandmother, Mrs. Clarinda Music of East Point, KY. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Albert Baldridge of Portsmouth, OH and burial was at Ashland, Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

COOPER, Clifton
Clifton Cooper, died Apr 3 at Williamsburg, KY. He had resided in Williamsburg 6 months, retiring from business there after his health failed. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Cooper of Magoffin County. He leaves his widow, 3 daughters, 2 sisters, Mrs. Gar May of Salyersville and Mrs. W. W. Conley of Ashland and 4 brothers, R. A. cooper of Licksburg, E. L. Cooper of Salyersville, W. C. cooper of Paintsville and O. B. Cooper of Seattle, WA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

CRABTREE, William Luther
Circleville, OH--In memory of William Luther Crabtree, who departed this life Mar 11, 1932 at the age of 4 years 4 months and 1 day. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Crabtree, formerly of Overday, KY. He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother and 2 brothers, James L. and Milton O. His father died Feb 7,1 930. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. William Skaggs of Race Run. The remains laid to rest in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

DANIEL, Dr. G. V.
Dr. G. V. Daniel, 66, a prominent Paintsville physician, died at the Stephenson hospital in Ashland, Arp 6. He had been in ill health for some time, but was taken to the hospital only the previous Sunday and his death was attributed to a heart ailment. Dr. Daniel had been a practitioner in Paintsville and Johnson County for about 30 years and had been long identified with the civic and business life of that city. He was one of the founders of Golden Rule Hospital at Paintsville and was widely known throughout the Big Sandy Valley. To mourn his passing he leaves his wife, who was formerly Miss Josephine Rice, of Denver, Johnson County; one son, Virgil Daniel of Chicago, one grandson, also fo Chicago; 2 brothers, D. J. Daniel of Ashland and Dave Daniel of Kerz, Johnson County, one sister, Mrs. Polly Murray of Kerz. Funeral service was held from the residence in Paintsville, Friday at one o’clock with burial following in the Paintsville Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

DAVIS, William
Rev. William Davis, 100 years and five months, old, and the oldest Mason in Kentucky, is dead. Rev. Davis, who celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary Oct 24, 1931 had been in perfect health until about a week ago Friday. He died at Helechawn in Wolf County. The aged minister had preached in practically every Baptist Church in that part of the state and was active until 1927, when he ended a ministry which had extended over a  period of 62 years. He was the sixth of a family of 14 children and was the son of James Davis, who came to Kentucky from Abingdon, VA. When the war between the states started he was 30 years old and he refused to take sides. However, his father joined the ranks of the Confederates and was killed in a battle near West Liberty in Morgan County.  The aged minister was born on Jenny’s Creek, which was then in Floyd County but what is now Johnson County. He was a member of Pieratt Lodge No 725 A. F. and A. M.  of Lee City Wolf County, KY. He is survived by 3 children, James A. Davis of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Harlan Nickell of Helechawn, at whose home he died and Mrs. Mary L. Prater of Adel, KY He is survived also by 21 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

DELONG, Willie
Willie Delong, about 22 years old, was found dead in Tunnel No. 4, one mile west of Crum, Wednesday, Mar 16. He was killed by a freight train some time Tuesday night. Delong had been to see his mother near Kermit and was returning by night to his home at Cassie, when he was killed. He had been married only one month and is survived by his wife, who was before marriage Miss Virginia Smith, his mother Mrs. Wilda Delong Harmon, several brothers and sisters and numerous relatives in Wayne and Martin Counties. Interment was made in the Jarrell Cemetery with Tivis Jarrell officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

DIALS, Ezra T.
In memory of Ezra T. Dials departed from this life Feb 19, 1932. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

DIAMOND, Robert
Robert Diamond, 64, passed away at his residence on Strait Creek, 3 miles from Princess, Boyd County, Tuesday evening at 5 o’clock. He was born in Lawrence County, but had lived on Strait Creek for the past 4 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Janie Diamond, 7 sons and 7 daughters: Miles Diamond of Jean, KY Oscar Diamond of Fallsburg, Lee Diamond of Webbville, William Diamond of Columbus, OH, Garnet Diamond of Ashland, Roscoe and Ova Diamond at home, Mrs. William Holbrook of Webbville, Mrs. Arlie Chaffin of Kenova, WV Mrs. Willie Ledham of Ashland, Miss Lockie Diamond at home, Mrs. Jessie Walk of Rush and Mrs. A. Crisp of Rush. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Adams Cemetery, Lawrence County where interment was made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

DIXON, James C.
Dr. James C. Dixon, 60, a former resident of Wayne County, died Saturday at a San Diego, CA hospital following a lingering illness. He had been a physician in San Francisco for the past 25 years. Funeral arrangements have not been announced, pending the arrival of the body. He is survived by the mother, Mrs. G. B. Dixon of Cyrus WV, 3 sisters, Mrs. P. E. Plymale of  Kenova, Mrs. W. F. Wilson of  Wayne and Miss Emma Dixon of Cyrus, 2 brothers, Cal Dixon of Ceredo and B. S. Dixon of Georgetown, PA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

ESTEP, Floyd
Paintsville, KY (From the Herald)-The body of Floyd Estep, 22, was found near Chillicothe, OH recently and his death has been investigated by Ohio authorities. He is said to have died under peculiar circumstances. The body was found in a small wood near Huntington township, after his family had notified officers and a search instituted. He left home on Easter Sunday in company with his father in law, Bernard Bailey, who it is alleged was drunk. Bailey was the last man seen with Estep and he was held by officers for questioning. Floyd Estep is a son of Henderson Estep, and was born and reared at Fuget, this county. The family moved to Chillicothe 6 years ago. Bernard Bailey, Estep’s father in law, is also a native of Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

FERGUSON, Arnold
Arnold Ferguson, 23, of Kenova, was instantly killed and 2 others were injured Friday afternoon in an automobile-motorcycle collision at the east approach to Coal mountain, near St. Albans, WV. Ferguson’s head was crushed. Lacerations about  the face and body bruises were suffered by E. J. Whitford, 28, of St. Albans and K. B. Walker, 25, of Charleston, occupants of the automobile. They were permitted to retired to their homes after receiving medical treatment at St. Albans. The motorcycle was demolished and the automobile seriously damaged as they crashed head-on in a curve, hurling Ferguson into the windshield post of the automobile. Ferguson had been in Charleston to purchase automobile license plates for Charles Dean of Kenova, and was returning when the crash occurred. He was said to have headed his motorcycle into the curve near the left side of the road. The body was returned to Kenova by Kilgore and Collier funeral home. Ferguson resided in Kenova at the home of Tom Ball. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Etta Ferguson, 2 sisters, Anonelle and Olive Ferguson and a brother, Jack Ferguson all of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

FIELDS, Elizabeth (Williamson)
Mrs. Elizabeth Williamson Fields of Buchanan, passé away Thursday at 5 p.m. at the home of her cousin, Mrs. D. L. Parsons, in Ashland. She had been in poor health for some time, but her death came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Fields was removed to the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Williamson of Buchanan. She is survived by her husband, W. C. Fields, Jr., one son, Jack Campbell; her mother, Mrs. Julia Williamson and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Fields has lived in Ashland for a number of years, but moved to Buchanan last spring. She was an active member of the Prichard Memorial Church there. She was loved by all who knew her for her cheerfulness and sunny disposition. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Loper, of Buchanan chapel Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

FRALEY, J. Benton
Mr.   J. Benton Fraley, of Blaine, this county, died last Monday morning of lockjaw, after an illness of 11 days. In attempting to removed a corn from his foot the place became infected and tetanus developed. When physicians were called they used tetanus antitoxin, but without avail and he suffered terribly until death removed him. Mr. Fraley was 6? Years old and was a good citizen. He lived bout one mile from Blaine. He came to this county from Tazewell, VA at the age of 17. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Moore burial grounds near his home. Mr. Fraley married a daughter of Mart Moore, a sister of Mrs. G. W. Kouns of Louisa. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters, Roy of Lucasville, OH, George, Mart and Clyde of Blaine, Mrs. John Gambill, Mrs. John Swetman, Mrs. Lindsay Roberts, and Mrs. Charles Leadford, all living in the Blaine area. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

FUGITT, Strother
In memory of Strother Fugitt, 66, died at his home at Chapman, Wednesday Apr 6, 1932. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one son, P. M. Fugitt, 3 brothers, W. T. Fugitt, of Chapman, John Fugitt, Adams, Milton Fugitt, Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. E. C. Carter of Columbus, OH, and a host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

FULTZ, Hiram
Hiram Fultz, of Summit, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Donta of Summit. He was born Sep 20, 1843 in Boyd County, KY. He volunteered in the Union Army in 1861 and was a member of Company E Second Kentucky Cavalry, under Gen. Lowell Riussean, served throughout the Civil War and was discharged Jul 17, 1865 at Lexington, NC. He joined Sherman’s march to the sea and saw service in most all major battles during the Civil War. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Margaret Gard and to this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom survived, Mrs. Dora Donta and one son, Will Fultz of Ashland. He was a member of Poage Lodge No. 325 Free and Accepted Masons and the Masons had charge of the service at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

FYFFE, Alma
FYFFE, Noah
Four Fyffe brothers, met at a blacksmith shop near their homes at Keaton Tuesday morning and 2 were shot to death. Noah and Alma are the victims and John and Henry are the survivors. The tragic affair occurred in Johnson County, just a short distance from Lawrence County line, about 27 miles from Louisa. One story says John killed both of the men. Anther says Noah shot Alma and John killed Noah. John is reported to have said Noah and Alma shot each other. Henry is not charged with doing any shooting. Noah has been an undercover man in the revenue service and it is said he has been also a deputy sheriff of Johnson County. On Sunday he arrested Alma for drunkenness and took him to the county jail at Paintsville, but he jailer refused to received him because he had been beaten and needed to be placed in the hospital. Noah was charged with having beaten him severely on the head.  He was taken to the hospital. The next day he returned to his home and told his brothers, Henry and Alma that he had been badly treated by Noah and it is said they decided to call Noah ?? and do something about it. The result of the gathering was 2 dead brothers.

Another report says bad feelings had been engendered by discussions of a prospective division of their father’s estate, by will or otherwise. The father, James M. Fyffe, is quite old and feeble and has a considerable amount of wealth. His land is in the Keaton oil field and his royalties for the past 14 years have been large. He also owns residence property in Louisa, where he lived a few years ago, but moved to a farm at Cordell, this county. He is a good citizen. About 20 years ago John shot his brother, Henry. The ball penetrated one eye and passed out a the side of his head. John went to Ohio soon afterward where he remained until 2 or 3 years ago. James M. Fyffe is 84 years old, and his wife is 82. He has 3 daughters in Louisa, Mrs. James Skaggs, Mrs. Herbert Skaggs and Mrs. Forrest Lyon. Another report of the shooting says Noah and John were in a blacksmith shop in conversation when Alma came in. Taking off his hat and displaying wounds on his head, he said, “This is what you did, Noah.” After a few words Noah shot Alma, and John is said to have drawn his pistol immediately and fired 2 shots into Noah’s body. The two wounded brothers died within a few minutes. The 3 men have families. John went to Paintsville on Wednesday and surrendered. An indictment stands against Noah for making an illegal arrest in Lawrence  County. His trail was continued at the last term because of the absence of a witness named Brown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

GRIM, Nannie
Miss Nannie Grim, 17, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leander Grim of Sycamore Creek, Johnson County, Apr 4 after a short illness of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15. 1932

HAMMON, Mrs. J. K.
In memory of our dear mother, Mrs. J, K. Hammon, who departed this life Mar 22, 1932 in Georgetown, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

HAYES, Sarah Frances Daniel
In remembrance of my dear grandmother, Sarah Frances Daniel Hayes, who departed this life Jan 6, 1932. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

HICKS. Alex
Alex Hicks, 73, retired farmer of Durbin, Lawrence County, KY, died Sunday afternoon at his home. The body was taken to the Grassland Church on Bear Creek for the funeral at 2 o’clock, Rv. Gilpin of Russell in charge. Burial in the Grassland Cemetery. He is survived by 4 sons, Richard, Edgar, Mason and Everett Hicks, all of Durbin and 6 daughters, Mrs. Edward Archie of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. W. P. Conley of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Phelps of Forestdale, OH, Mrs. Alice Ward of  North Kenova, and Mrs. America Ward of New Boston, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

HICKS, Parl??
Funeral service for Mrs. Parl?? Hicks, 83, wife of Jesse Hicks, was held Monday from the home in Ashland, with Rev. John Hughes in charge. She was buried at Summit. Death took place Friday, separating the aged couple after more than 67 years of married life. Mrs. Hicks is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Rilda Phalin, Mrs. Vine Bannon, Mrs. Fannie McIntyre and Mrs. Bertha Dodd, all of Ashland, 3 sons, Mart Hicks of Willard, Clabe and Taylor Hicks of Ashland and Joe Hicks of Texas. 5 brothers Melvin Sloan, of Minford, OH, Em Slone of Logan, WV, John Sloan of Ashland, Tom Sloan of Omar, WV, and Buel Sloan of Elliotsville, one sister, Mrs. Grace Puckett of Haldeman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

HODGE, Dink
Dibk Hodge, 65, died about noon Monday at the county jail in Louisa from injuries received when hit by an automobile the day before. He was brought here Sunday night from out on the Mayo Trail, above town, where he had gone after being struck by a car near Fort Gay, WV. He was known to many of the resident here  and in Wayne County, WV and was formerly a porter at hotels in this section. After a brief funeral service, conducted by Rev. H. b. Hewlett at the residence of Rev. Sylvester Ball burial was made in Pine Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

HUNTER, Jack Edwin
Jack Edwin Hunter, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hunter of Chattaroy, WV, died Monday after a week’s illness. The body was brought to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Caperton Tuesday afternoon where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W.W. Shepherd officiating. Interment was made in the Fulkerson Cemetery. He is survived by the parents, one sister, B???e, 4 years old, the grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

HUTCHINSON, Albert
Elkfork, KY—We are sorry to announce the death of Albert Hutchinson who died last Saturday about 10 o’clock. He leaves a loving wife, a daughter, Margaret and 2 sons, Billie Roy, and Ratcliff and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was laid to rest in the Hutchinson Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

JORDAN, Calvin
After a lingering illness the spirit of Calvin Jordan, of Sand Hill, stepped from its tenement of clay and returned to God who gave it. He had passed the 3 score and ten years allotted to man. He leaves a devoted wife and a large number of children to mourn the loss. He was the brother of the late Judge John J. Jordan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

JUSTICE, Lucy (Hayes)
The death of Mrs. Lucy Hayes Justice, 76, occurred last Saturday morning at her home on Hoods Fork of Blaine, near Sip, Johnson County, after an illness of some months. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the home and interment took place in the family burial ground. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Grace Moore and Mrs. Willie Davis. Also three brothers, W. T. Hayes, L. C. Hayes and Green Hayes and one sister, Mrs. H. W. Williams all of  Charley. She was the eldest daughter of John Hayes, deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

LEMASTER, Verna W.
Verna W. Lemaster, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moody Lemaster of Ashland, died at a hospital in Ashland Saturday at 7 o’clock after suffering a month from diphtheria. She was born Oct 7, 1927 in Ashland. She leaves her parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Smith, grandfather, Arby Lemaster, Wilbur, KY, great grandmother, Mrs. Tabitha Lemaster, Wilbur, great grandfather, Jacob Lemaster, great grandfather, William Cordial, Lowmansville and great grandmother, Mrs. William Cordial, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Smith Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Andy Brewer in charge. Burial was made in the Crum Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

MARCUM, Emma (Yates)
Cadmus, KY—We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Emma Marcum, widow of the late Pharoah Marcum, of Ohio. She was before marriage Emma Yates. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

MARCUM, Pharoah
In memory of our dear father, Pharoah Marcum, who departed this life Mar 31, 1925. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

MARCUM, Sam
Sam Marcum, 52, died in the Louisa General Hospital Friday afternoon from wounds received from officers at an early hour on Thursday morning of last week. His body was taken to the home of his father, Steve Marcum on Rockcastle Creek, Saturday morning by H. H. Curtright, undertaker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon and burial followed in the Buffalo Horn burial ground. Marcum was brought to the hospital several hours after he was shot and at the time this paper went to press last week he was on the operating table. He lived until 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. At least 2 bullets pierced his abdomen and other penetrated less vital parts. He and his son, Wilson, aged about 19, were wanted for the murder of Fred Adkins in Logan County, WV, about 4 months ago. West Virginia state police and local officers raided the Marcum home on Big Laurel Creek 11 miles from Louisa about a month after the murder, but both escaped after a gun battle in which many shots were fired by both sides, but without effect.

Soon after midnight on Thursday of last week four West Virginia state police and 2 Lawrence County deputy sheriffs arrived in the vicinity of the home. Four of the party took positions in view of the house, while 2 forced their way into the house. They found the young man in bed and overpowered him. The father was occupying a very small attic space over the kitchen and upon hearing the officers enter the house he crawled out through a small opening and started to run, but was soon stopped by bullets. He was barefooted, but was other wise fully dressed. He said he had a dream earlier in the night that officers were after him and tried to induce his son to go with him into the woods, but he would not do so. Young Marcum was taken to Logan, WV to stand trial. Sam was a son of Steve “Witcher” Marcum, now 86 years of age, a primitive Baptist minster, with no education whatever, it is said. Besides Wilson, Sam is also survived by his wife, 4 sons, Ernest, Chester, Walter, at home, and Luther, said to be in jail at Chillicothe, OH. Also, 3 daughters, Miss May Marcum, Mrs. George Lace and Mrs. Drusie Ray of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

MASSIE, James E.
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock from the M. E. Church, South in Fort Gay, with Rev. Basil Hodge, of Hubbardstown, WV officiating for James E. Massie, 28, who was crushed to death in a slate fall in the mines at Dabney, WV Thursday, Mar 31. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery a Fort Gay. Mr. Massie is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Workman Massie, 3 children, Wanda Virginia, James E. Jr., and Edsel, his mother, Mrs. J. A. Hawk of Elk Garden, VA and one sister, Mrs. Raymond Billups of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932
James E. Massey born May 8, 1905, deceased Apr 1, 1932, age 26 years 10 months and 23 days., preceded to the great beyond by his father and brother, baby,  leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and 3 children, mother and one sister and a host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

MAY, Martha
The death angel came into our neighborhood Wednesday Apr 6, and claimed for its victim, Miss Martha May age 29 years 2 months and 14 days. She had been in failing health for the past 3 years and not until Tuesday, Arp 5, did we once realize the end was near.  Martha was a girl liked by everyone. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

MAYO, S. J.
S. J. Mayo, 60, veteran Floyd County teacher, died at his home in West Prestonsburg Thursday Mar 17,, a victim of a complication of diseases, from which he had suffered for some time. Mr. Mayo was one of this county’s best known and most highly respected men. The son of the late Wilse and Susan Scutchfield Mayo, he was born Nov 13, 1871. Left an orphan at an early age, he spent his boyhood days with relatives, working on a farm for his board and clothes. Studying in the country schools and at hoe, he acquired a common school education and began his teaching career upon attaining the age required by law. He taught 27 school terms, it is said. Besides his work as a teacher, during the last 20 years of his life Mr. Mayo was a merchant and traveling salesman, residing at West Prestonsburg. He was married to Miss Angie Garrett and to this union 3 children were born, of whom 2 survive: W. B. Mayo, teacher at the Auxier school and Fletcher Mayo, West Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

MCCOY, Charles
Charles McCoy, of Cassie, about  35 years old, was instantly killed at Crum, Mar 19, when he attempted to board a train and missed his hold on the car and was hurled under the moving train. After the accident the body was carried to the home of Bascom Copley, where it was prepared for burial. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Florence Copley McCoy and several children; 4 brothers and 2 sisters, where were present for the funeral, with the exception of one sister, who lives in California.  Rev. Ballard Copley and others conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the family cemetery near his home at Cassie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

MCCOY, Sybil (Adkins)
Mrs. Sybil Adkins McCoy, 19, who died Friday night at a hospital in Huntington was buried at Wayne following funeral services at the Wayne Methodist Episcopal Church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. B. S. Newman of Clendenin, Rev. Henry Mullens and Rv. Hively officiated. Mrs. McCoy leaves the husband, Wetzel McCoy, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Adkins of Wayne 3 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Cromwell of Wayne, Mrs. L. M. Ross of Clendenin, and Miss Texa Adkins at home, 3 brothers, Waldron Adkins of Charleston, Roy Adkins of Wayne and Shirley Adkins at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

MCREYNOLDS, Lucy
Mrs. Lucy McReynolds, 64, known throughout this vicinity as “Aunt Lucy” was instantly killed when struck by a freight train at 9:30 Sunday morning near the mouth of Lick Creek, just above Louisa. She was en route to the home of her nephew Mont Frazier and family to attend the United Baptist Church at Eloise. She was walking on the railroad track and failed to see or hear the manifest train until it was almost upon her. Just as she stepped off of the track the pilot beam struck her, fracturing her skull and breaking her arm. Mrs. McReynolds was the widow of George McReynolds, who came to this county from Wise County, VA, and who preceded his wife in death 4 years ago. To this union were born 5 sons, 3 having died a few years ago and 2 survive their mother, Charley and Elijah McReynolds, both of Clifford. “Aunt Lucy” was a daughter of the late Elijah and Minerva Frazier Maynard, of Clifford, near the mouth of Rockcastle, on Tug River. She was born and reared there, having moved to Louisa about a year ago to put her grandchild, Garnet McReynolds, who made her home with her in the Louisa school.
Her body was removed Sunday in the Curtright funeral car to the home of her son, Elijah McReynolds, at Clifford, where funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. J. W. Hall of Louisa, W. T. Cain, Sr., and M. S. Burns, of Louisa, life long friends of the family, gave a short talk on the life of Aunt Lucy and told of the many good and useful deeds she performed for others, Interment followed in the Ratcliff Cemetery at Clifford. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 30 years. She is survived by the 2 sons, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ratcliff and Mrs. Paulina Maynard of Clifford and one brother, Sam Maynard, also of Clifford and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

MILLER, Beulah
A two week’s illness which developed into spinal meningitis proved fatal early Tuesday to Beulah Miller, 16 year old Waverly, OH girl who has been a patient at the King’s Daughters’ hospital in Ashland. Miss Miller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, of Waverly. She attended the Waverly public school and was enrolled in the eighth grade. She had been in perfect health up until about 2 weeks ago and her tragic death came as a great shock to her relatives and friends. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, Burrell C. and Miner and 2 sisters, Alice and Irene. The deceased was a niece of Mrs. Edgar Flint of Catlettsburg. The body was taken to Royalton, KY where short private services were held Thursday afternoon. Burial was made in the Swampton graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

MILLER, Clara
Mrs. Clara Miller, 83, mother of Mrs. N. J. Keadle, died last Thursday afternoon at 5:30 at the Keadle home from infirmities incident to age. She has been in declining health for some time. Mrs. Miller came of pioneer mountain stock, being a daughter of Tollison Shumate, who was born in Giles County, VA and later moved to Raleigh County, where Mrs. Miller was born and reared. At an early age she became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Brief funeral services were held at the Keadle home at 2:30 Friday afternoon and the body was taken to Vienna, VA to be laid to rest beside that of her husband. Two children, Mrs. Keadle and Dr. John S. Miller of Vienna and one sister, Mrs. Mollie Snuffer of Huntington, survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

O’BRIEN, Elijah
Elijah O’Brien, 56, passed away at his home at Van Lear, Saturday. His body was brought to his old home at Charley, where funeral services were held and burial took place Sunday. Surviving are his wife and 3 daughters. His wife was Miss Leilia Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Thompson of Noris, this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

ORR, Mrs. Reed
Funeral services for Mrs. Reed Orr, 70, who died Friday morning were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence in Ashland. Rev. Robert Crowell was in charge and burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Orr is survived by her husband, John Orr, 2 step sons, Bryant Orr of Richmond, IN and Frank Bunch of Ashland, 4 step daughters, 2 sons, Ollie and Delbert of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Lola Gunther of Huntington, 2 brothers, W. N. Alley of Ashland and Wayne Alley of Prichard, WV, 25 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

PACK, Nevail Kathaleen
In memory of Nevail Kathaleen, the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Pack, was born Apr 8, 1930 and departed this life Mar 21, 1932. She leaves behind her devoted father and mother, 2 sisters and one brother. Burial was made in the Burns Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

PAYNE, Hastle
Hastle R. Payne, 29, died Wednesday afternoon at 12:55 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. K. C. Walker of 405 Sullivan Street, after an illness of 3 years. He is the son of A. M. and Elizabeth Payne of Louisa. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Walker, with Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in the Hardwick Cemetery on Lick Creek. He is survived by his father and mother, 3 sisters, Mrs. K. C. Walker of  Louisa, Mrs. J. F. Barney and Mrs. T. f. York of Williamson, and one brother, E. J. Payne of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

PRESTON, Virgil
Virgil Preston, age 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Preston, died at his home at Thelma, KY, April 3, following a short illness from typhoid fever. Young Preston was the last son of the family, three other brothers having died by accidents. Bert Preston who was killed at Chestnut, KY in May 1925, Bruce Preston who was killed by a rock fall in the North-East Coal Company mines at Thealka in April 1928, and John Preston who was killed by a freight train near Buskirk Station in March, 1929, were brothers of Virgil Preston. Young Preston was a splendid young man well liked by all. He was known to baseball fans as an excellent baseball player and played with the Thealka team last year. He is survived by his aged parents and three sisters, Marie Preston at home, Mrs. Smith Conley, Estill, KY and Mrs. George Jones of Thelma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

QUISENBERRY, William
In loving memory of William Quisenberry who departed this life Jun 1, 1925. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

RAINES, Allen
Allen Raines, 20, died at his home on Big Branch, near Dunlow, Mar 13, following an illness of 6 years. He had been confined to his bed for the past 6 years unable to walk of rheumatism. His death came unexpectedly. He was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Church of God. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Raines, one sister, Fannie Raines and 2 brothers, Walter and Everett Raines, at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Marcum and interment made in the Joe Adkins Cemetery at Dunlow. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

REMMELE, Reid
Reid Remmele died last Saturday night in an Ashland hospital, a week after he had gone there for treatment. He had been suffering from jaundice for some time, but the seriousness of his condition was not realized until a few days previous to his passing. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday by Undertaker Curtright and the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon a the residence of his parents on Lock Avenue. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery followed. Rev. H. W. Ware, pastor of the M. E. Church, South officiated, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, and by Rev. Herring of Ashland. Deceased was 32 years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Remmele and was reared in Louisa. He had lived at Omar, WV for a number of years during which time he was in charge of a drug store for the Island Creek Coal Company. While a youth he was converted and joined the church at Louisa where his membership remained throughout his life. He was an industrious honest young man of good habits and was well liked. He was conscious up to the lat moment of his life and said he was ready to go. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina Taylor Remmele, his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. P. W. Gault, of Hazard, Mrs. Mary Kinstler and miss Grace Remmele, 3 brothers, Fred of Ashland, Ernest of Lansing, MI and Norman of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

RICHARDSON, Anna
Mrs. Anna Richardson, 28, died in Hendersonville, NC Monday after an illness of 2 years. Mrs. Richardson had been in North Carolina since October last for the benefit of her health. She formerly resided here (Prestonsburg). She was the daughter of A. L. Allen of Middle Creek and was born at Alphoretta, Floyd County. She was widely related in this section and held the respect of a host of friends. Surviving are her father, her husband, Oscar Richardson, a veteran teacher in the Floyd County schools; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Shepherd of Goodlow and the following brothers: John W. Allen, West Prestonsburg, James and Albert Allen of Middle Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

RICHMOND, L. C.
Funeral services for Mr. L. C. Richmond, 83, retired business man of Inez, Martin County were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. L. Clay of Ashland and Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa, at Inez. His death followed an illness which extended over a period of several months duration. Eight years ago  he suffered a paralytic stroke which forced his retirement from active business. Prior to that time he had lived in almost perfect health. He was the son of William “Flitter Bill” Richmond of Big Stone Gap, VA. His father was characterized by John Fox, Jr., in his book entitles “Christmas Eve on Lonesome”. Mr. Richmond was the last living children of a family of 15. He was born at Wise Co., VA Jan 17,1 849. He spent his boyhood in this county and shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War went to Inez, in Martin County, where he continued to reside. For years he was engaged in the general mercantile business in that city and he was well known to business men throughout the Sandy valley and eastern Kentucky. He entered business for himself after teaching school in the county for several years. Early in life, Mr.  Richmond joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and for years he was superintendent of the Sunday school. Prior to his last illness he took a very active part in the affairs of the church. Mr. Richmond took a prominent part I state and national political campaigns. He served a number of year as chairman of the Martin County democratic committee. In addition to his grief stricken wife, he is survived by the following children: W. B. and B. F. Richmond, of Inez, KY, Mrs. W. H. Williams and G. C. Richmond of Kermit, WV, Rev. J. S. Richmond of Grifton, NC, Dr. L. C. Richmond of Russell and Mrs. L. Collinsworth of Raceland. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The Masonic order had charge of the burial. Big Sandy News Recorder, Friday Apr 8, 1932

ROSS, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Ross, 49, of Dickson who died Tuesday at his residence of heart disease, was buried Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted at Spurlock Memorial Church, Wilson’s Creek. The Masonic Lodge in charge of the service. He leaves the widow, 5 children, his mother, Mrs. M. J. Ross of Wayne, 5 brothers, Floyd, Taylor, George and Albert Ross, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Eny Cooksey, Mrs. Julian Goodman and Mrs. Jennie Richardson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

SALMONS, B. Cartie?
B. Cartie? Salmons, Jr. 25, of Stepp, Wayne County, near Crum, killed himself Friday evening by shooting himself through the head with a ?? caliber revolver. It was at first reported that young Salmons had committed suicide, but the family is positive that he accidentally shot himself while working with a gun. This conclusion was also, substantiated by the fact that the bullet entered his head at a point just behind his ear and ranged through the top of his head and lodged in a window facing in the room. This would indicate that he was probably sighting down the barrel of the gun when it accidentally fired. Salmons was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Crum. Burial was at Stepp Cemetery at 3 o’clock Saturday with the Masons in charge of the last rites. Surviving relatives include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Salmons and the following brothers and sisters, Constable Pat H. Salmons of Stepp, with whose gun the young man shot himself, Mrs. Hugh S. Ketchum, of Wayne, Mrs. William F. Taylor of Charleston, Deliah, Sadie, Lafe and Tommy salmons, all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

SETSER, Doke
Prestonsburg (From The Times), Doke Setser, 73, one of this county’s best citizens, died Thursday of last week, at his home on Buffalo Creek near Endicott. Death resulted from dropsy, from which he had suffered for the past 4 months. Mr. Setzer was a farmer and had been a devout member of the Christian Church for many years. Besides his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Setser he is survived by one son and 3 daughters, John Setser, Mrs. James Campbell, Mrs. Amma Maynard, Mrs. Julia Maynard, all of Endicott. Funeral services were conducted Friday by the Rev. Isaac Stratton, of the Baptist Church and burial was made in the family cemetery on Buffalo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29,1932

SKEENS, Tommy
Tommy Skeens, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Skeens, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday morning at his home in Rossmore, WV. The body was brought to the home of Mrs. Skeens’ sister, Mrs. Watt Peck of Fort Gay where funeral services were held Sunday morning. Interment was made in at the Lycan-Loar Cemetery on Tabors Creek Sunday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

SNYDER, B. F.
B. F. Snyder of Rappsburg, Lawrence County, OH, died at his late home Sunday morning Apr 3 at one o’clock of uremic poisoning. He had been confined to his home only 2 days. He was 79 years old, having been born Jun 27, 1852, and was the only one of the family of 7 to remain on the home farm. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Mrs. Belva Haskins of Crown City, OH, Mrs. Verda Heighdorn of near Columbus, OH, Festus Snyder of Xenia, OH, and William Snyder of Springfield, OH. His wife died about a year ago. There are 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers, also survive: Mrs. J. R. Hall of Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. J. S. O’Roark of Morris Plains, NJ, D.S. Snyder of Lakeland, FL, T. J. Snyder and Augustus Snyder of Louisa. One brother, J.C. Snyder preceded him in death about 10 years ago at Ironton, OH at the age of 65. Mr. Snyder was a leading citizen in the community in which he had been a lifelong resident. The funeral service was held at the Locust Grove Church on Tuesday, Apr 5, conducted by Rev. George W. O’Neil of the M. E. church, a schoolmate and neighbor from childhood. Interment in the Locust grove Cemetery by the side of his wife, his father and mother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

SPENCER, Remeca Elizabeth (Spencer)
Mrs. T. J. Spencer, 75, passed away at her home on Wallace Street in Louisa about midnight last Saturday. Her death was caused by pneumonia, following a 2 week illness of influenza. She was able to be up on Friday and her death came as quite a shock to relatives and friends. A daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Spencer, she was born and reared near Charley, this county. She was a sister of D. C. Spencer, deceased for many years a resident of Louisa. Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Spencer moved to Louisa from Thelma, Johnson County, where he had conducted a general merchandise store for years, and they were leading citizens. Disposing of his business there he retired and they came to this place to be near their children. Mrs. Spencer was greatly beloved by relatives and friends and their home was always a most hospitable one. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church at Concord near Thelma. In addition to her husband, surviving members of the family are 5 daughters, and 2 sons, Mrs. Lige Hayes of Charley, Mrs. R. C. Burton of Louisa, Mrs. Henry Spencer, Moline, IL, Mrs. T. J. Preston, Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. W. T. Hatcher, Lackey, KY, R. B. Spencer and J. H. Spencer, Louisa, On Monday morning the body was taken to Paintsville by the Curtright funeral car, where services were conducted by Rev. Guy W. Preston, pastor, a the United Baptist Church. Interment was mad in the Preston Cemetery near their old home. The following relatives were pallbearers, W. T. Hatcher, R.C. Burton, R. B. Spencer, Tom Hatcher, Burns Spencer and Charles Lowe. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 22, 1932

SPERRY, Mrs. Lindsey
Mrs. Lindsey Sperry ill for the past 2 years, died at her home on Bear Creek, near the Boyd-Lawrence County line at 9 o’clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Sperry was 39 years old. She was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and was well known throughout the rural sections of Boyd and Lawrence Counties. She is survived by her husband, 5 children, Garrett, Freda, Garland D., Anna Sue and Letha Irene, all at home; 2 brothers, Eli and  Taylor Moore, of Lawrence County and 4 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Wooten of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Augie Wooten of Whites Creek, Mrs. Myra Gayheart of Floyd County and Mrs. Armina Opek of Boyd County. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 o’clock from the Mt. Zion Church, in charge of Rev. Curnutte, pastor. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery near the church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

SPRADLIN, Lavata
Prestonsburg, KY—Mrs. Lavata Spradlin, widow of the late Martin F. Spradlin, and mother of Magistrate R. L. Spradlin, died Saturday morning at her home at Dewey, a victim in her 77th years to heart disease. Her death came within 2 weeks of that of her sister, Mrs. Mintie Nesbitt, in Greenup County. Mrs. Spradlin was a devout member of the M. E. Church, South, for many  years and was revered for her Christian character. She was a daughter of the late Morgan and Elizabeth Clarke, and died on the farm on which she was born and reared. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, R. L. Spradlin and Morgan Spradlin of Dewey, Mrs. Bess Williams of Prestonsburg and Josephine of Dewey. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W. H. Horn of Auxier, with burial following in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

SUMPTER Amanda
Amanda Sumpter, 72 of Inez, stricken with pneumonia and flue died at her home near Inez Friday. Surviving were her husband, Thomas Sumpter and 2 sons, Milton Stepp and Ked Stepp, both of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Rosa Blankenship of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 8, 1932

THORNHILL, Crit
Crit Thornhill, who dropped dead at Neon, Letcher County, was brought to his former home at Salt Peter, WV where burial took place Friday, following funeral services. He was a son of Dave Thornhill, of Salt Peter and nephew of Allen Thornhill of Louisa. His wife and 3 children survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

UNRUE, Vivian Mae
In memory of our darling baby, Vivian Mae Unrue, who was born Oct 22, 1931 and died Mar 11, 1932. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 29, 1932

VANOVER, Elizabeth
In memory of Elizabeth Vanover, the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vanover, of Boyd County who departed this life Mar 27, 1932. She was 13 years of age and in the bloom of life but has gone on to rest where pain and sorrow will come no more. She leaves behind her loving father, mother, and 3 sisters, Delia Bella, Rosa Lee and Mary Magdalene. Also four brothers, Andrew, Junior, Clellon S. and Isaac all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 15, 1932

WILSON, Sam S.
Sam S. Wilson, well known resident of Hampton City, Catlettsburg died Thursday at his home after an illness of one week. Mr. Wilson’s death came as a shock to his friends. Several years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke, but he had almost regained his health and his condition was not considered serious. The deceased was 54 years old. For a number of years he had owned and operated a small milling business on Louisa road, Catlettsburg. He was a member of Catlettsburg Lodge No. 142, I. O. O. F. and took an active part in the work of this organization. He was also a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Hampton City. Mr. Wilson is survived by his widow and 4 children, Manda, Elizabeth, Herman, and C. R. all at home. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Tabor’s Creek Baptist Church near Fort Gay, WV followed by burial in the cemetery near the church. The service was in charge of Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor of First Baptist Church of Catlettsburg. The funeral procession went to Tabor’s Creek by way of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 1, 1932

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ADAMS, Green F.
Green F. Adams, 73, of Catlettsburg died May 18, after an illness of only a few hours. He was on of Catlettsburg’s best known citizens and was likewise well known throughout Eastern Kentucky. His sudden passing will come as a great shock to his host of friends throughout this section. Mr. Adams was born at Salyersville, KY but moved to Catlettsburg forty-three years ago where he has since resided. He was engaged in the lumber and steamboat business for a greater part of his life and was one of the leaders in the lumber business when great rafts of logs were floated down the Big Sandy River at every freshet during the balmy days of this industry. Mr. Adams was a member of the Masonic and Elk Lodges. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Howard F. Estell of Lexington, Mrs. John B. Rogers of Big Stone Gap, VA, William M. Adams of Amarillo, TX and Frank Adams of Catlettsburg. The funeral was held at the home Friday afternoon, the Rev. J. P. Keyser officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

BALL, Ida Miriam
In memory of my mother, Ida Miriam Ball, born Oct 2, 1881 died May 14, 1927, fives years ago today, age 46 years.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

BERRY, Cynthia (Whitt)
Mrs. Cynthia Berry, 72, passed away quietly at her home Apr 25, at Ellen, KY on Rich Creek. Mrs. Berry had not been feeling well for a week, but thought nothing of it. She became worse the latter part of the week, and the members of the family were called home. Mrs. Berry was born in Floyd County, KY and before her marriage was a Whitt. She was married 53 years ago to David S. Berry, who survives her. The 3 surviving children are: Mrs. Rosa Lemon of New Straitsville, OH, T. B. Berry of Ashland, KY and Leo Berry of Logan, WV. There are 4 grandchildren. Besides these, w sisters survived, Mrs. Florence Prince and Mrs. Sarah Short, both living nearby, also many other relatives and close friends. All of Mrs. Berry’s requests were carried out by her immediate family and beautiful funeral services were held from the home at 2:30 on the afternoon of Apr 26, with Rev. Ball officiating. Burial was made up among the trees, a lovely spot overlooking the home she loved. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

BERRY, Mary Jane
Miss Mary Jane Berry, 78, passed away at 8 o’clock last Saturday morning at the home of her nephew, Allen Hayes, at Adams. She had been an invalid for many years. She was a daughter of Rev. George Allen Berry and Nancy Ball Berry and is survived by 3 sisters. Funeral services was held Sunday morning at 20:30 from the home, Rev. William Copley and Rev. Ves Ball of Louisa officiating. Interment in the Hayes burial ground. She had been a member of the M.E. Church since childhood. Among relatives of the deceased are 2 nephews, John S. Hayes and Dr. W. A. Hayes of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

BLYTHE, Flora D.
Mrs. Flora D. Blythe, 45, wife of J. R. Blythe of Ashland, died Wednesday after an illness of 10 months. She was a native of Magoffin County where she had a host of friends and relatives. She is survived by 4 children, Russell A. Blythe, Mrs. Arthur Tipton, James Carl Blythe, and Alice Jean Blythe, all at home and one granddaughter, Nellie Marie Tipton, her father, B. H. Crace of Catlettsburg and 3 brothers, J. E. Crace of Huntington, W. E. and D. C. Crace of Catlettsburg and 2 sisters, Mrs. E. R. Cooley of Charleston, WV and Mrs. J.F. Dixon of Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held from the Free Will Baptist Church at Sandy City Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

BOGGS, Elihu
Elihu Boggs, 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie James at Olive Hill, late Thursday. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Boggs’ wife died several years ago. He is survived by 7 children, Mrs. Edna Hammonds, of Covington, Mrs. Effie Lowe, of Grahn, Mrs. Carrie James, Olive Hill, Arthur of Covington, Benn Boggs of Limestone, Millard Boggs of Ashland and Estill Boggs of Olive Hill. One brother, Dock Boggs of McGlone. Funeral service was held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

BRANHAM, Ethel (Kitchen)
Mrs. Ethel Kitchen Branham, age 26, was killed in an automobile accident on Thursday night of last week, about 3 miles south of Louisa, near the home of Henry Isaacs. Her sister, Miss Hazel Kitchen, was injured and was brought to the Louisa General Hospital for treatment. Her wounds were dressed and she was taken to her home at Blaine the next day. It is reported that internal injuries have since developed that may prove serious. These young women are daughters of James Kitchen, of Blaine. The older one was married on Apr 8 to Robert Branham and they have been living at the Branham home, near Georges Creek, about 12 miles south of Louisa. On Thursday Miss Hazel, sister of Mrs. Branham, accompanied by William Polly, drove to the Branham home to take Mr. and Mrs. Branham to Blaine to spend the weekend at the Kitchen home. These four persons had traveled about 8 miles when the fatal accident occurred. The body was placed in charge of the Curtright service and as taken to Blaine for the funeral and burial. Mr. Branham and Mr. Polly both came through the accident with very slight injuries. The cause of the accident is not known. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

BROWN, Elizabeth M. (Tiebe)
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Tiebe Brown, wife of Andrew J. Brown, well known merchant and former business manager of the Ashland Board of Education, died Friday at her residence there. Mrs. Brown was born in Fayette County, OH, on the 27th day of Sep 1880. In Louisville, KY on the 16th day of Aug 1902, she was married to A. J. Brown of Morgan County, KY who was residing at that time in Louisville. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband and 6 children: Cecil, Carter, Hubert, a student in the University of Kentucky, Paul and Floyd and one daughter, Elma. Mrs. Brown was a devout and valuable member of the Christian Church for more than 30 years. The funeral service was held in the First Christian Church of Ashland, Sunday was in charge of the pastor, Rev. Joseph Willis Hagin, and Rev. H.B. Smith. Interment will take place in the Good Hope Cemetery, near Washington Court House, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

BROWN, Emma (Goff)
A telegram to Louisa relatives on Monday morning of this week brought the sad news of the death of Mrs. Emma Goff Brown, of Schlat??, Miss., which occurred there at 5:30 a.m. She was a sister of Charles F. See’s first wife and a daughter of Felix Goff, who lived in Louisa many years ago. About 1884, Mr. Goff moved to Mississippi, taking with him one son, Ira and 3 daughters, Emma, Mattie and Fanny. Of these Mrs. Mattie Helms, survives. She lives in Memphis, TN. Soon after the receipt of the telegram 3 nephews, Ira See, postmaster, C. Fred See, attorney and Jack See, teacher, started for Mississippi to attend the funeral and make a visit to relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

BROWN, George
George Brown, of Neal, was stricken with paralysis Thursday of last week and on Saturday he shot himself. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Norris Gilliam and interment was made Monday of this week in the Staley Cemetery. Big sandy News, Friday, May 27, 1932

BURNS, Medora E.
Mrs. Medora E. Burns, 76, died at her home on Bear Creek, in Boyd County Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. Her husband and several children survive. Funeral services was held Thursday from the Grassland Church with burial in the Fannin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

CASTLE, Dorcas (Williams)
Mrs. Dorcas Castle, 65, deceased, life this life Apr 27, 1932, at her home at Martha, this county. She was buried in the P. C. Miller Cemetery according to her request. She leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter, Lida C. Blankenship, at home, Lloyd Castle and H. H.Castle, Martha, KY, Floyd Castle, New Boston, OH and 3 daughters in law, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister and a host of friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

CASTLE, James Laftuse
In memory of our darling baby, James Laftuse Castle, born Oct 1, 1925, died May 2, 1926. Was laid to rest in the Castle Cemetery. He leaved to mourn his loss a father, mother and a host of relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6 1932

CHADWICK,
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Chadwick, died at their home at Cadmus, Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

COMPTON, Noah
A coroner’s jury held that cause of death of Noah Compton, 50 year old farmer, who was found dead in bed at the home of B. L. C. May, of Alphoretta, Tuesday morning, was a heart attack. Mr. Compton had been working on the May farm and had been staying at Mr. May’s home. He is survived by one son and 2 daughters. Funeral services were conducted at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning and burial was made in the May Cemetery at Alphoretta under the direction of G. D. Ryan of Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

CYRUS, F. M.
F. M. Cyrus, 76, prominent Wayne County farmer, died at his home on White’s Creek near Kenova, Sunday night. Funeral services were conducted at the Whites creek Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Henry Mullins, assisted by Rev. H. J. Francis officiated. Services were in charge of the Whites Creek Masonic Lodge and burial in the Whites Creek Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Cyrus, 3 sons, Floyd, Millard and Jennings Cyrus of Whites creek and a daughter, Mrs. H. H. Rutherford of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

DIALS, Earl Dallas
Funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon for Earl Dallas Dials, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dials, at Ayersville. The child died Saturday in Ashland and was brought to the home by undertaker Curtright. Rev. W. M. Smith preached the funeral. Interment in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. He is survived by the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. r. Dials of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

DINGUS, Winsell Winford
Winsell Winford, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Dingus, of Dinwood, died Monday night a victim of pneumonia which followed whooping cough. Besides the bereaved parents, the little victim is survived by one brother. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the resident of the late E. L. Dingus, near Martin, and burial was made in the family cemetery at Dinwood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

DROWN, F. B.
F. B. Drown, 56, of White’s Creek near Kenova, died Saturday night at his home following an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted at the White’s Creek Baptist Church Monday, afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Norris Gilliam, of Kenova, assisted by Rev. Jerry Harmon of Huntington, officiated and burial was at Cyrus Cemetery. Hi is survived by the widow, Mrs. Abbie Drown, a daughter, Martha Ann Drown, at home, 7 sons, Clifford Drown of Muncie, IN and Claude, Ben, Henry, David, Shelby and William Drown, all of near Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27,1932

FARLEY, Floyd
Floyd Farley, 73, of Crum, WV, succumbed Wednesday night at his home after an illness of over 6 months duration. Mr. Farley had been a resident of Crum practically all of his life. He was one of the first business men of Crum to open a store there. Mr. Farley is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Andy McCloud, Sardinia, OH, Mrs. George Weddington, Williamson, WV, Mrs. J. C. O’Neal, Crum, Mrs. R. L. Copley, Williamson, WV, Oscar Farley, Crum, Albert Farley, Bracketville, TX, Howard Farley, Crum and Verna Farley, Crum. He is also survived by a sister, and 4 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at Crum Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. A. Brown and Mrs. Evans officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

FRY, Harmon B.
Harmon B. Fry, 59, of East Lynn, died in Memorial Hospital, Huntington, May 14. Mr. Fry was on his way home at about 11 o’clock Tuesday night of last week, when he stepped off the Little Lynn Creek bridge at East Lynn and fell several feet onto a pile of rocks in the water. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. His arm was broken in the fall and he received several other injuries. Blood poison developed, which was the cause  of his death. He was a well known man and will be greatly missed in his community. He had been a justice of the peace for several years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He married Miss Mary Osborn, daughter of John S. and Elizabeth Osborn. Mrs. Fry has been dead several years. He is survived by the following children: Golden Fry, Mrs. Mable Hale, Mrs. Liza Hale, Mrs. Lizzie Casteel, of Laurel Creek; Lee Fry of East Lynn; Edgar, Oscar, Ernest and Martha Fry all at home; one sister Mrs. Peggy Smith of East lynn; 3 brothers, Rev. H. Fry of Shegon; Goble Fry of Stiltner and Jack Fry of Laurel. Funeral services were conducted at Stiltner Monday of this week and interment made in the Grave Hill Cemetery at the moth of Lick Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932
GARRETT, Mary
Mrs. Mary Garrett, 71, who died Friday afternoon at Mt. Vernon Cemetery following services at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at the Mt. Vernon Methodist Episcopal Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

GILKERSON, Mrs. Bias
Mrs. Bias Gilkerson, 52, died at her home on East Lynn, Apr 19, following an illness of 4 years duration of diabetes. Mrs. Gilkerson was born on Beach Fork and was the daughter of Irvin and Eliza Blankenship. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 30 years. She is survived by her father, Irvin Blankenship, Sr. of East Lynn, 2 sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Adkins and Mrs. Laura Adkins of East Lynn, 2 brothers, Irvin Blankenship, Jr. of Wayne and Lindsey Blankenship of East Lynn, her husband, Bias Gilkerson and the following children, Hicie Harless, Mrs. Florence Adkins, Ruby Gilkerson, and Wanda Gilkerson, all of East Lynn, Mrs. Cynthia Adkins of Wayne and Mrs. Portia Watts of Genoa. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Paris Adkins at the residence Apr 20 with interment made in the cemetery near her home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

GRUBB, Elisha
Elisha Grubb, 66, died at his home at Hampton City, Saturday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of almost a year. The deceased was a native of Lawrence County, but had lived in Catlettsburg the greater part of his life and was well known. For yeas he was engaged in the hauling business. Mr. Grubb is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ball Grubb, and 5 children, Mrs. Reecie Riffe, Mrs. Mary Riffe, Stella Grubb and James and Howard, all of Catlettsburg. Nineteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral service was conducted from the United Baptist Church in Hampton City Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in charge of the pastor of the church. Burial was in Neal Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

HALL, Effie (Sparks)
Mrs. Effie Sparks Hall, 40, passed away at her home in the Point, Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, after an illness of 2 weeks. She was the wife of Guy P. Hall, who moved here a few years ago from the Falls of Tug. Funeral services were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sparks, of near Clifford with Rev. Enoch Scraggs, of Fort Gay officiating. Interment was made in the Sparks cemetery near the home. She is survived by her parents, husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Clyde Frasher of Louisa, Miss Rosemary and twin daughters, 11 days old at home; 4 sons, Howard, Leonard and Roy Hall at home; 6 sisters and 5 brothers, Mar. J. L. Williams, Louisa, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Huntington, Mrs. Leonard Marcum, Mrs. Mont Crum and Mrs. Frank Marcum of Webb, WV,, Mrs. Henry Perry, Dunlow, WV, G.W. Sparks of Louisa and Joel and Charley Sparks of Clifford and Lindsay and Bennett Sparks of Delbarton, WV. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

HATFIELD, Jeff
Jeff Hatfield, who lived on the Kentucky side of Williamson, WV, and who died following an automobile wreck Friday night is the third member of his family to be claimed by violent death. He suffered a fractured skull when his automobile and truck driven by C. R. Ruckley, Maytag salesman of Pikeville, collided at Shafondale, KY and died later at Williamson. Rackley escaping with minor injuries. Hatfield’s brother, Boyd Hatfield, a deputy sheriff was shot and killed by a negro on Pond Creek a few months ago. Another brother, Anderson Hatfield was shot and killed at Matewan, WV in the mine strike there several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

HOPKINS, Alice G. (Davidson)
Mrs. Alice G. Hopkins, 74, of Prestonsburg, mother of Mrs. T. E. Dimick, of Huntington, died shortly after 11:25 Sunday night in a Huntington hospital following an illness of 10 days. Brief funeral services were conducted a the Dimick residence Tuesday after which the body was taken to Prestonsburg, where services were held Wednesday at the Prestonsburg M. E. Church, South of which she was a member. Burial was in the family burial plot there. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Prestonsburg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davidson, one of the early families of Floyd County. She was married to Frank A. Hopkins, prominent Floyd County attorney, who served in Congress for 2 terms, taking office in 1905. Mrs. Hopkins was well known here and in Huntington, having spent the winters of the past 15 years visiting her daughter there. During the summer she resided at her home in Prestonsburg. In addition to the daughter she is survived by a son, John C. Hopkins of Prestonsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Josie D. Harkins and Mrs. Sally Fitzpatrick, both of Prestonsburg; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was a relative of the R. T. Burns family in Louisa and frequently visited here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

KISE, Ernest
Ernest Kise, 22, son of Lys Kise of Meads Branch, passed away at a hospital in Ashland Monday night following an operation for removal of a kidney. He had been in the hospital only a few days. The body was taken to the home by Undertaker Curtright, where the funeral was held Wednesday, burial following in the family burial ground. Besides his parents U. S. and Lo??a Moore Kise he is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. C. M. Parker and Mrs. Clyde Thompson of Louisa, Juanita, Lena and Pauline at home, and by 7 brothers, Bennie, Tom, Bevins, Posey, Otto, Ulysses and James at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

MAYNARD, Chester
Chester Maynard, 19, died of tuberculosis, at his home at Delbarton, Apr 21, following an illness of 7 weeks. He was a senior in Delbarton High School, lacking only part of one semester graduating. He united with the Baptist Church some time before he died. He was the son of Elijah Q. and Polly Queen Maynard and was born on Twelve Pole, near Kiahsville. Besides the parents he is survived by one brother, Richard. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Andrew J. Perry and Rev. Jesse Nelson and interment made in the Queen cemetery near Kiahsville, Apr 24. His classmates and teachers acted as pallbearers and flower girls. Maynard had been under treatment at Memorial hospital in Huntington several weeks before he died. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

MITCHELL, Joshua
The death of Joshua Mitchell, 67, occurred Monday at his home, on Rockcastle after a brief illness of pneumonia. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mitchell and 2 sons survive, Walter Mitchell of  Clothier, WV and John Mitchell of Matewan, WV. Funeral service was held at the home and interment made in the Branham burial ground on Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

MORAN, James Harvey
James Harvey Moran, 90 years 7 months and 26 days of age, died at his home on Buffalo Creek, May 2, 1932. Mr. Moran was born sep 6, 1841 in Lawrence County, OH, where he still lived with his parents, George and Nancy Moran, at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was married to Miss Judie Ward, daughter of Harrison Ward, of Whites Creek, in 1866. To this union was born 7 children. Mrs. Moran died in 1877, Mr. Moran made his home in Wayne County from the time of his marriage until his death. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters, Harrison, George, Alex, Cynthia and Mary Moran, all of Buffalo Creek; several grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

NAPIER, Kate
Mrs. Kate Napier, 59, wife of Aaron (Sonny) Napier, well known Floyd County farmer, died at the Golden Rule Hospital, Paintsville Saturday after an illness of 8 days with pneumonia. Mrs. Napier was before marriage Miss Kate Short. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

NEWSOM, Josie
Mrs. Josie Newsom, 50, wife of Fred Newsom, died at her home at Grethel, this county, Wednesday of last week after an illness of several weeks with typhoid. At the time of her death her son, about 13 years, lay critically ill with the same disease, but he is now believed to be recovering. Mrs. Newsom was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Akers and was a woman of good character. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons and one daughter. Two sisters and one brother also survive: Mrs. Victoria Mitchell, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Jane Hamilton, Amba, and Andrew Akers of Craynor. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jonah Isaacs and John Hamilton with burial following in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

RICE, Armstrong
Armstrong Rice, age 71 years, a native of Johnson County, died at his home at Ashland last week following a short illness. He was a member of the large Rice family of this county where he had many relatives. Mr. Rice had been a resident of Boyd County for thirty years and was known as a good citizen. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nancy Ann Rice, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Callie Dixon, Allie Rice, H. B. Rice, Mrs. Pearl Click, Mrs. Myrtle Hicks, Alex Rice at home and a number of grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Martin Rice of this county and Patrick G. Rice of Garrison, Lewis County; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of this county and Mrs. Julia May of Salyersville. Mr. Rice was a member of the United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

ROBERTS, James A.
James A. Roberts, 22, died Sunday at the home of his father in law, Samuel Osborn of Lavalette, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at May’s Chapel, near Lavalette, with burial in the May’s Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Roberts of Huntington, one sister, Emma Roberts, one half sister, Mrs. Cassius Barbour, 2 half brothers, Gordon and Chauncey Roberts. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

ROWE, L. D. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for L. D. Rowe, 17, of Kenova, who was accidentally killed while riding on a truck near Sinking Springs, OH last Monday morning, at the First M. E. Church with Rev. T. H. Hayes officiating and Rev. Norris Gilliam and Rev. H. C. Satterfield assisting. Interment was made in the Cresent Hill Cemetery at Ceredo.. Rowe was well known in Ceredo-Kenova. At the time of his death he was employed by the Wayne County Publishing Company. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. H.E. Duffy of Kenova, his father, Chester O. Rowe, of Hurricane, WV, 2 brothers, Harry, Ernest, and Edward Richard Duffy of Kenova, and by 3 sisters, Ruth Rowe, Sarah Alice and Patty Duffy all of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

SCARBERRY, Thomas
Thomas Scarberry, of Kenova, died Wednesday night at the Chesapeake and Ohio hospital in Huntington after a short illness. Mr. Scarberry suffered a stroke of paralysis last Monday and was taken to the hospital. The deceased was employed as a watchman at the Fifteenth Street crossing in Kenova. He had been in the employ of the Chesapeake and Ohio for a number of years. He was a native of Lawrence County and was 66 years old at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, by second marriage, Mrs. Margaret Thompson Scarberry, 5 sons, Thomas, Jr., Gussie and Noah Scarberry, of Catlettsburg, Hobart of Huntington and Jesse of Columbus, OH, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Haley Boyd of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Cora Thompson of Huntington, Mrs. Minnie Moore of Gallup and Mrs. Ray Peterman of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

SEE, W. D.
W. D. See died Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, where he had been several days, following a surgical operation. His condition seemed favorable until a short time before his death. He formerly lived in this county, but moved to Kenova, WV a few years ago. He was about 66 years old and leaves a wife and 6 sons and daughters. Burial arrangements have not been made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932
Funeral service for W. D. See, of  Kenova, WV, was conducted at the old See Cemetery, 3 miles south of Louisa last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock , the Rev. Ed Lambert, of Donithon officiating. Mr. See was 69 years of age and a native of this county. He was a son of William David See and Lizzie Goff See. About 12 yeas ago, Mr. See and family moved to Kenova, where he was employed by the Breece Veneering Company. He was a minister in the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Dora Dawson, daughter of Isaac Dawson, 3 daughters and 4 sons, Mrs. Ethel D. Addis, Mrs. Robert Newman, and Miss Hermia See of Kenova, Boyd See, of Beaver Falls, PA, Lawrence and Frank of Kenova, WV, and Ike See of South Point, OH and 2 grandchildren. Also 2 sisters, Miss Mary Ellen See of Walbridge and Mrs. Link Burke of Dundee, MI. He was a brother of Felix and John See and Mrs. Van Wellman, deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

SHORT, Morton
In loving memory of our dear friend, Morton Short, who departed this life Oct 24, 1930. He was sick but a short time until the angels took him home to rest. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

SHORTRIDGE, Mrs. Roscoe
Mrs. Roscoe Shortridge passed away early Monday evening at her home at Glenwood after an illness of several months with a complication of diseases. Surviving are her husband, a son, Roy Shortridge, and a daughter, Mrs. D. F. Powers of Buffalo, MO. One daughter died in infancy. Before marriage she was Miss Stella Smith. She was born in Owen County, KY Sep 22, 1891, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Smith, who now live at Beach City, OH. Three brothers and 2 sisters also survive. Funeral service was held Wednesday at Trinity Church at Glenwood of which she had been an active member for years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

SKAGGS, Landon
Whisler, OH—Again the Supreme Ruler has sent his summons into our community and claimed as its victim, one of our good citizens, Landon Skaggs. After a lingering illness his gentle spirit slipped from its tenement of clay and returned to God, who gave it. On Saturday morning the mortal remains were laid to rest in the home cemetery, near Londonderry, OH, surrounded by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives. He leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter, 3 sons, mother, one sister and 4 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

SMALLRIDGE, C.P.
C. P. Smallridge, well known Boyd County farmer, dropped death at 11 o’clock Tuesday in the orchard of his home on Bear Creek. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke. He was bout 73 years of age and had lived on the farm all of his life, being a substantial and highly respected citizen. He had been in his usual good health recently and his death was entirely unexpected. He is survived by his wife and 10 living children, all but 2 of whom reside in Boyd County. They are Mrs. R. J. Roberts, Mrs. Raymond, Compton, Misses Cora, Eva, Calla and Winnie Smallridge and Wayne and Roy Smallridge, Miss Ethel resides in Maysville and Claude Smallridge in Akron, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 13, 1932

SMITH, Tina (Johnson)
D. R. Johnson, 65, shot and killed his daughter, Mrs. Tina Smith, 30, at his home on the dead of Abner, in Floyd County, at 3 p.m. Thursday according to a report received by Deputy Sheriff J. H. Childress. His daughter was under a 5 year sentence for shooting and killing her husband, John Smith, 2 years ago at their home a short distance from where she was killed. The sentence was recently affirmed by the court of appeals, it is said. Jim Johnson, her husband by a former marriage, was shot and killed by her brother, Eli Johnson at Wales, KY, just across the mountain from their present home, a few years ago. The shooting is reported to have been the culminations of a difficulty that started when she struck her father with a rock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

STAFFORD, Leo
Leo Stafford, 52, died Saturday at his home at Betsy Layne following an illness of a few hours. Heart trouble was said to be the cause of his death. He was born in Lawrence County and came to Betsy Layne, Floyd County in 1923. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Compton Stafford and was a coal miner by occupation. Besides his widow, Mrs. Fannie Stafford, he is survived by 5 brothers, as follows: Charley Stafford of Betsy Layne, Frank Stafford of Hardy, Fred and Ed Stafford of Delbarton, WV and Alva Stafford of Germania, WV. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 9 o’clock by the Rev. Isaac Stratton, at the home in Betsy Layne. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

THOMAS, Ola
Miss Ola Thomas died suddenly at her home in Ironton, OH Saturday morning. Her funeral was held there Monday conducted by the pastor of the First M. E. Church of which she was a devout member. She is survived by one brother, Elmer E. Thomas, attorney of Kansas City, MO, and 2 sisters, Miss Mattie Thomas and Mrs. F.A. Ross. She was a sister of B. F. Thomas and J. C. Thomas, deceased, and visited here when her brothers lived in Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

VAUGHAN, Virginia (Wilson)
Mrs. John L. Vaughan passed away at her home on Lick Creek, near Louisa, Monday night. She had been in failing health about 4 years and critically ill the past 2 weeks. She was 77 years old. Before marriage she was Miss Virginia Wilson and was a daughter of Anderson and Joan Isaacs Wilson of Wayne County, WV. Mrs. Vaughan came to Lawrence County soon after her marriage to Mr. Vaughan in 1889. and they have resided here since that time and were among the leading citizens of the community. She had for years been a faithful member of the Baptist Church, having united with the Almwell Church in 1886 at Rupert, WV and later the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church near her home. Surviving are her husband, 4 sons and 4 daughters, C. T. Vaughan, Kenova, WV, A. J. Vaughan, Ironton, OH, John A. Vaughan, Louisa, Dr. Claude M. Vaughan, of Russell, KY, Mrs. Jesse Meek, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Albert Caperton, Louisa, Mrs. O. R. Morgan, Greensboro, NC and Mrs. Carl Frasher, Fort Gay, WV. Impressive funeral service was held at the home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating and was attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends. Burial followed in the family cemetery, Pallbearers were the sons and 2 sons in law, Carl Frasher and Albert Caperton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

VINSON, Alex Lackey
Alex Lackey Vinson passed away Friday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Vinson, of Louisa. He had been in ill health for some time with complications, but had been confined to his room only a short time. His age was 29 years. He moved to Louisa with his parents from Glenhayes, WV and attended school here, graduating from the Louisa High School with the class of 1927. He was a member of the debating team and a promising and popular young man. Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Maxie Johns of Louisa and 2 children, Juanita, 6, and Alex, Jr., 1 year; his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. T. A. McGlothlin, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. V. Thacker, Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. O. W. Kearns, Glenhayes, WV and 3 brothers, Wayne, L. K. and Jarrell. Funeral service was held at the Christian Church on Sunday at one o’clock, the pastor, Rev. G. T. Thomas officiating. The body was taken to Glenhayes and interment took place in the family burial ground with the Knights of Pythias of Fort Gay conducting the rites. He had been a member of the Christian Church for 4 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

WALKER, Earl L.
Earl L. Walker, 32, of International Nickel Company employee died suddenly at 11:30  Saturday night at his home in Huntington. The coroner pronounced heart disease the cause of death. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Norma Walker, and mother, Mrs. Era Walker and brother, John Walker, of  Ceredo. The body was taken to Ceredo, where funeral services were held Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

WATSON, William
WILLIAMS, “Red”
William Watson, 36, and “Red” Williams, 34, negroes, both of Peach Creek, WV, shot and killed each other in a pistol duel Sunday at 2:30 o’clock. Both men were shot 6 times during the fight. The duel was said by authorities to have occurred when Watson called Williams out of his house and continued a disagreement of long standing about politics. Both men began shooting at the same time. And both were death when the shooting stopped. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 20, 1932

WORKMAN, Edward
Edward Workman, 32, died of a skull fracture sustained in an accident in a coal mine, at Nolan, WV. His body was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Workman, at Salt Petre, WV on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and 4 children. Funeral service was held Thursday, Rev. G. C. Maynard and Rev. J. T. Lambert, officiating. Interment followed in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1932

YOUNG, G. H.
Rev. G. H. Young passed away at his home on Georges Creek early Saturday morning. He was 73 years of age and had been a preacher in the Baptist Church many years. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. For some time he resided in Catlettsburg, where he was engaged in the grocery business. Two daughters, Mrs. Guy Keifer, and Mrs. Albert Chandler, survive, in addition to his wife, Mrs. Alice Sparks Young. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Rev. D. A. Hayes and Rev. H.W. Williams officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1932

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BLEVINS, Lucy (Roberts)
Mrs. Lucy Blevins, 24, of Auxier, died at the Methodist Hospital here at 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, following the birth of a child Saturday. Born at Van Lear, Jul 26, 1907, Mrs. Blevins was the daughter of George and Susie Music Roberts. Funeral services were held at Mealy, KY, today with burial in the Music cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

BOGGS, James Henry
James Henry Boggs, 49, real estate and poultry dealer, of West Russell, died of heart failure at his home there, May 27. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Morris Boggs and the following children: Leonard Boggs, Mrs. Nancy Archey, Mrs. James Ricketts, Arbie, Harry, Betty Ruth and William Boggs, all of West Russell; 2 brothers, Arthur of Greenup and William of Lawrence County, 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Edwards of Blaine, Mrs. Leona Morris of Load, KY and Mrs. Ethel Bays of Greenup. Funeral services were held a the home Wednesday by Rev. Ned Galion. Interment in the Caroline Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

BOLEN, Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. J. B. Bolen, well known woman of Garrett, near here, died at the Bolen home last Sunday night of complications arising from heart trouble and cancer of the throat. She had suffered from heart attacks for several years. Mrs. Bolen was a woman of fine character and genial disposition, and had a host of friends at Garrett and on Rock Fork Creek, where she and her family formerly resided. Burial will be made today on the head of Rock Fork Creek, according to a report reaching here. Leading ministers of the Baptist church will officiate. Mrs. Bolen is survived by several sons and daughter and by the bereaved husband, all of Garrett. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jun 3, 1932

BOWLING, Annie (Roberts)
Mrs. Annie Roberts Bowling, 67, passed away Monday morning at her home at Cadmus after a brief illness. Although in failing health for some time she had been confined to her home only a few days. She was the widow of Henry Bowling, who died about 4 years ago and a daughter of Sinclair Roberts and ?Offie? Adkins Roberts. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, where she lived a number of years. Mrs. Bowling is survived by 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and 2 adopted children, as follows: Mrs. Martha Sizcore, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Dan Derifield, Cadmus, Miss Tillie Roberts, Hopkinsville, KY, Charles Roberts, Logan, WV, Perry Roberts, Blair, WV, John Roberts, Kenova, WV, B. F. Roberts of Paintsville, and Mrs. Fred Robinson of Holden, WV. Funeral services were held at the home of her sister in lawn, Mrs. Martha Roberts at Cadmus, with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

BROWN, Bobby
Bobby, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, of McCarr, died last Friday night at 8 o’clock in the Williamson Memorial Hospital, the innocent victim of a child game. While playing “cowboy” with his cousin, Ernie Dehart, also about 7, one of the lads found a shotgun in a smokehouse near the Brown home. The weapon was accidentally discharged by Dehart and little Bobby sustained a wound just below his heart. Funeral service were held Sunday and burial was made in the Buskirk Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

CHAFFIN, Ransom S.
Ransom S. Chaffin died Wednesday, Jun 8, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. McClure, near Torchlight, 5 miles south of Louisa. Burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery on Friday at 2:30. Rev. Kahloe of the Gallup M. E. Church, will conduct the funeral services. The McClure choir will render the song service at the home. Mr. Chaffin was about 72 years old. He had been in ill health during the last 3 years. He was a native of Lawrence county and lived here all his life, except a few years spent in Williamsburg, OH. He moved back to Louisa bout 2 years ago. The wife survives, with one daughter, Mrs. McClure and one son, Brad W. Chaffin, the latter a citizen of Defiance, OH. Mr. Chaffin was a son of James Chaffin of Ellen. Fifty years ago he married Miss Anna Burton and they recently celebrated their golden anniversary. Mr. Chaffin served as jailer of Lawrence County and was police judge of Williamsburg. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South. He had many friends throughout the county and was a good citizen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

COLLINS, Jack
Funeral services for Jack Collins, 15 year old son of Marion Collins of Ashland, who was fatally injured in a railroad accident, was held Sunday with Rev. R. G. Crowell in charge. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. He is survived by his father and stepmother, one brother, Carl Collins, 2 sisters, Ruth and Rachel Collins, at home. The boy died from a broken neck 15 minutes after he is said to have attempted to hop a westbound C & O freight train in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

DEBORD, Stephen
Stephen Debord, 88, native of West Liberty, Morgan County, died at the home of his son, James Debord, at Mayfield Jun 7. His death followed an illness of less than a week of pleurisy and pneumonia. Funeral service was held there and the body was taken to Albany, NY for burial. Mr. Debord had gone to Mayfield to make his home with his son. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

DOBBINS, Hugh
Hugh Dobbins, 72, passed away at his home, at Gallup last Saturday morning after a long illness of dropsy. He was a son of John Dobbins and Millie Thompson Dobbins and had lived at Gallup most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Ms. Lydia Meade Dobbins, one daughter and 4 sons, Miss Shirley Dobbins, Hugh Dobbins, Jr., Millard, Ed and John Dobbins. Mr. Dobbins was a prominent citizen of that section of the county and had served as deputy sheriff and constable. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral service, held Sunday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Kahlo officiating, was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

ELKINS, Milton A.
The following is from last Sunday Ashland Independent. Mr. Elkins, a native of this county, married a sister of G. J. Carter and Mrs. ???? C ??? of Louisa. Milton A. Elkins, who for the past 15 years had been a prominent resident of Ashland, passed on to his just reward Thursday at the Huntington C & O Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past month. Death, which had been expected  momentarily since last Monday as he grew steadily weaker from various complications came at 10:45 a.m. while members of his family hovered by his bedside where they had kept almost constant vigil since his condition became so critical. Mr. Elkins’ passing brings great grief to his countless friends in Ashland and Eastern Kentucky to all of whom he was beloved. He was a devoted member of the First Christian Church, and for a number of years has been an elder, which office he held at the time of his death. Until his retirement 3 years ago, Mr. Elkins was an active and prominent member of the Poage Lodge No. 325, having served through the several chairs  and serving as master in 1917. He served through chairs in Apperson Chapter, Royal Arch Mason, being Most Excellent High, Priest in 1919.He served through different offices of Everett Council No. 65? Royal and Select Masters and as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1924. Mr. Elkins was an officer of the Ashland Commander in 1928. He served in El Hasa Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Mystic Shrine. He was a past Worthy Patron of Ashland Chapter No. 119, Order of Easter Star. Mr. Elkins was High Grand Priest of the Knights of Golden Eagles. Besides these affiliations he was an active member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was a veteran employee of the C & O.

Milton Adolphus Elkins, was born Oct 3, 1871 in Lawrence County, KY, the son of the late John E. and Sarilda Shortridge Elkins. He is  survived by his grief stricken wife, Jenny Carter Elkins; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Elkins Clark and 2 sons, Andrew M. and John E. Elkins all of Ashland. In addition he leaves 2 brothers, Albert Elkins of Portsmouth, OH and J. W. Elkins of Fallsburg, KY and one sister, Mrs. David Thompson of Fuller, KY. The last sad rites for Mr. Elkins are to be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the First Christian Church with Rev. Joseph Hagin, Rev. Robert Crowell and Rev. H. B. Smith in charge. Burial will be made in the mausoleum in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932
FARRAR, Ray
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home in West Williamson for Ray Farrar, 21, who died Friday night about 8:15 after an illness from tuberculosis. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Farrar and a brother, Glenn Farrar. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

FERGUSON, Bernice
Elkfork, KY—The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ferguson and took from them their little 8 year old daughter, Bernice. She died Jun 12 at 1:30 a.m. after an illness of 2 months of whooping cough, which developed into double bronchial pneumonia. She leaves a father, mother, one sister and 2 brothers.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

FRAZIER, John E.
John E. Frazier, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frazier, died at his home on Rockcastle Creek Tuesday after an illness of typhoid fever. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters and 4 brothers, Mrs. C. A. Kirk, of Logan, WV, Misses Roberta and Virginia, Fred, Clifford, Irwin and I. W. Frazier, at home. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon and interment made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, June 3, 1932

GEORGE, Sarah (Dixon)
Mrs. Sarah Dixon George, widow of Green George, died at her home at Portsmouth Tuesday night, and was buried there on Thursday of this week. She was a sister of Mr. Robert Dixon of Louisa, who attended the funeral, along with 2 other relatives from this county, Raleigh and Garfield Butler. Mrs. George had been ill for about a year. She was 58 years old. Five sons and 2 daughters survive. Her husband died a few months ago. Mrs. George was a member of the Baptist Church and was a most excellent woman. Twenty-two years ago the family moved from Johnson County to Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

GOBLE, Milen
Milen Goble, 70, colored, died Jun 9 at the home of his nephew, Alf Matney at 6:15 p.m. after an illness of 6 weeks. He was a son of Joseph and Martha Goble, deceased, who were slaves. Milen had lived in Louisa for 44 years. Funeral service was held Saturday at 10 from the colored Methodist Church with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by 2 brothers, 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

GRIFFITH, Julia (Davis)
Mrs. Julia Davis Griffith, 73, of Charley, KY died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jenie Fraley of Lavalette, May 22. Mrs. Davis was born Apr 5, 1849 (Note: believe this should be 1859 not 1849). She is survived by one brother, Harmon Davis of Wayne county; 3 daughters, Emily Berry of south Portsmouth, KHY, Alma Gusler of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Gertrude Fraley of Lavalette. Burial was made at New Boston. OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

HAZELETT, Robert C.
Robert C. Hazelett, lifelong resident of Boyd County, and one of Boyd’s most prominent and best known farmers, died at his home on Bear Creek Monday, after an illness of several months. Robert Cox Hazelett was born in Boyd County on Dec 3, 1870. He was the son of Leander Cox Hazelett and Kizzah Fannin Hazelett, pioneer residents of the county. He successfully followed the occupation of farming throughout his life and made a wide circle of friends who were grieved to learn of his death. Mr. Hazelett was a Mason, being one of the most active members of the Green Hill Lodge No. 521. He was also a member of the Southern M. E. church of Grassland. The deceased is survived by his widow, 2 sons, Frank Hazelett of Williamson, WV, and Donald at home, one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Fannin of Grassland, L. C. Caldwell, Ashland, and Ike Caldwell of Portsmouth are nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 from the residence on Bear Creek, in charge of Rev. R. J. Campbell, of Glenwood, WV, former pastor of the Grassland Church. The Masonic Lodge participated in the service, conducting their beautiful service, both at the home and at the grave in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, June 3, 1932

HENSLEY, John
Suffering a stroke over 3 years ago and since then being in ill health, Mr. John Hensley of Maher, near Nolan, passed away at his home Monday. Mr. Hensley had been able to be up and about until the day of his death when he suffered a second stroke and died within an hour. Born in Martin County, KY, Mr. Hensley came to Mingo County when a young man and during the most part of his life resided on a farm at Maher. For several years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Nolan, where he conducted a general store and was assistant postmaster. He retired from business about 3 years ago when his health failed. Mr. Hensley was an ordained minister of the United Baptist Church. He was well known throughout the lower end of the county. Besides the widow, he leaves several children. His daughters are Mrs. Rose George, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. I. R. Leonard, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Eddie  Ware, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. J.L. Booth, Nolan, Beatrice Hensley, Maher. His sons are: L. F. Hensley, Nolan, M.A. Hensley, Nolan, Acy Hensley, Maher, Archie Hensley, Nolan and Okey Hensley, Maher. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maher Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

HODGE, Delbert
Delbert Hodge, 15, son of Luther Hodge, of Little Hurricane, WV was almost instantly killed Saturday by the accidental discharge of a revolver that was being examined by his uncle, Lawrence Hodge. They were at the home of Rev. Basil Hodge, at Hubbardstown. Delbert was sitting near his uncle and watching him when the accident occurred. The bullet entered the forehead, passed through his brain and lodge in the back of his head. He lived only a short time. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hodge, 2 sisters, Thelma and Alma, and 5 brothers, Maxwell, Herschel, Homer, Stanley and Luther. He had been a member of the Methodist Protestant Church since the revival held at Hubbardstown last February. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Enoch Scraggs, of Fort Gay,WV and burial followed in the Ferguson Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

HOWLAND, Mrs. Reynolds
News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Reynolds Howland which occurred at Welch, WV Thursday morning at 7. She suffered a paralytic stroke and died soon afterwards. Mr. W. T. Howland of Huntington was here early Thursday and was joined by Mr. and Mrs. Jim See, parents of Mrs. Howland and drove to Welch, but her death had occurred before they reached there. She is survived by her husband and daughter, aged 3 years. No funeral arrangements had been made as we go to press. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932
Impressive funeral service for Mrs. Grethel See Howland, 25, wife of Reynolds B. Howland, was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. See. The Rev. W. W. Shepherd, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, officiated. Burial was in the See Cemetery. Mrs. Howland’s death followed an illness of only a few hours. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy early Thursday morning and died soon after, reaching the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Howland had been living in Welch, WV for some time, where he was engaged in work for the State Highway Department. The body of Mrs. Howland was brought here from Welch to the parents home on the Point.  Before marriage she had been in the employee of the Southern Bell Telephone Company at this place. Surviving are her husband and little daughter, Doris Ann aged 3 years, her parents, a twin brother, Hansel and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Wellman and Mrs. William Little of this place. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

LAWSON, Arnold
Arnold Lawson, 32, of Delbarton, died about midnight last Friday, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Akers, from a gunshot wound, said to have been inflicted on Apr 5 by his father in law, R. L. Crewe. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 and burial followed in the Church of God Cemetery at Delbarton. The services were conducted by Revs. William Ross, Elias Stepp and J. A. Clark. Crews was indicted for the shooting by the grand jury a the May term of court, but the indictment was annulled after Lawson made a statement completely exonerating him. On the night of May 10 Lawson called Prosecuting Attorney J. Walter Copley to the home of his mother and asked that the charges against Crews be dismissed. In his statement Lawson said he was in doubt about who was to blame. The two men had been carrying guns for each other for some months, following an estrangement between Lawson and his wife. Besides the widow Lawson is survived by a brother, Julius Lawson, former deputy sheriff, Mrs. Sarah Akers and the following sisters, Mrs. Maw Bennett, of Williamson, Mrs. Verna Baisden, Mrs. Garnet Sprouse, Mrs. Lucille Maynard and Miss Irene Lawson, all of Delbarton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

MARCUM, Lace
Funeral services were held at the residence in Huntington at 2:30 Sunday for Lace Marcum, prominent Huntington man and prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County. Mr. Marcum died Friday evening at the residence of a heat attack. Services were conducted by Rev. B. F. Caudill, pastor of Twentieth Street Baptist Church. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Seriously ill for the last 4 weeks, Mr. Marcum’s condition became grave Friday morning. Mr. Marcum was born in Fort Gay, Wayne County, WV, the son of Stephen and Jane Marcum. He was admitted to the bar soon after attaining his majority, having received his training under practicing attorneys. Early in his professional career he was elected prosecuting attorney of Wayne County. Forty years ago Mr. Marcum moved to Huntington and became a member of the law firm of Marcum, Shepherd & Marcum, his associates being his brother, John S. Marcum and Circuit Judge Thomas R. Shepherd. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

MELOY, John E.
John E. Meloy, 67, died Sunday morning at Roanoke, VA, of heart trouble from which ailment he had been suffering for the past 2 years. He leaves 2 sons, J. M. and C. E. Meloy of Roanoke and one daughter, Mrs. Preston King of Ashland. The body was taken to the home of his daughter, in Ashland, KY, where the funeral service was held, burial following there. Mr. Meloy was well known in Ashland and Catlettsburg, having been in the produce business in those 2 cities prior to his illness. Mr. Meloy and family lived in Louisa several years. He came here as a teacher in the public schools and was later engaged in the produce business. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, June 3, 1932

MILLER, Harmon
Harmon Miller, of near East Lynn, died at the West Virginia penitentiary a few days ago. His father was with him when the end came. Miller had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. The body was returned to his former home for burial. Miller was serving a life sentence in the state prison for the murder of Milton Queen, on Laurel Creek here in 1928. Miller and 2 of his cousins, L. D. Carter and Marion Dalton, were convicted of the murder of Queen. Dalton admitted his part in the killing and was sentenced for 10 years and the other 2 boys were given life sentences. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

PATRICK, A. C.
Paralysis brought death last Saturday evening at 9 to one of the most quaint and picturesque of the old school of mountaineers, A. C. Patrick, 78, who passed away quietly at the home of Melvin Crager, one of his tenants, on Salt Lick, near here. Mr. Patrick had been ill for several weeks. As a mountain merchant and attorney who never set foot on a railroad train, Mr. Patrick amassed both local fame and a fortune. He left $18,000 in cash and fine farm lands, as well as first mortgages on numerous tracts of land throughout this section. He was the sort of man who loaned money to any and all and continued to succeed despite many loses. Mr. Patrick spent a large part of his life on Quicksand Creek which might rightly be called the last frontier. He was both magistrate and lawyer there for many years and was a friend in need to many of the mountain farmers. His mercantile business was patronized by persons from far and near. Mr. Patrick is survived by 3 brothers, C. D. Patrick of this place, Lee O. Patrick of Handshoe, KY and Jack Patrick of Waldo, Magoffin County. Burial was made Thursday in the Woots Coburn Cemetery, on Salt Lick, with the Rev. D. M. Allen of the Christian Church officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

PINSON, Niza (Vinson)
Mrs. Niza Vinson Pinson, 58, died Monday night at 9 o’clock at her home in Kenova, following an illness of 2 weeks from heart disease. Mrs. Pinson is a member of one of the old families of Lawrence County, being a daughter of the late Dan  Vinson and Mrs. Jennie Vinson, of Louisa. She was born and reared about 7 miles above Louisa, at Vinson Branch. She was a most estimable woman, a devoted wife and mother and of splendid Christian character. Funeral services were held at 2 Wednesday afternoon at the home with Rev. H. C. Satterfield, of the Kenova Christian Church officiating. The body was taken to Kermit, WV where she formerly resided and funeral services were also held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. Collier. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Kermit. She is survived by her husband, B. D. Pinson, 2 daughters, Mrs. L. B. Mullins of Kenova, and Mrs. Collier of Kermit; 3 sons, Kenna Payne, Clyde, and Don Pinson, of Kenova, 4 grandchildren, also her mother, Mrs. Jennie Vinson, and a brother, Ed Vinson, both of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Crum of Huntington, and Mrs. C. L. Graham of Maysville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

PRESTON, Christopher Balthus
Dr. Christopher Balthus Preston, 51, for many years a resident and practicing physician and surgeon of Ashland died in the Charleston General hospital at Charleston, WV, Friday. The end came peacefully after an illness extending over a period of several months. Dr. Preston was a native of Virginia. He was born Mar 16, 1881, at Glade Hill, VA and was the son of Stephen B. and Isabelle Arrington Preston, leading families of Virginia. His academic work was done at Roanoke College, at Roanoke, VA. He took his medical degree in 1907 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore. He did post graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and the New York post graduate medical school and at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago.

Dr. Preston was a member of the Boyd County Medical Society, of the Kentucky State Medical Society, of the Kentucky State Medical Association and of the American Medical Association. He was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha, and Phi Beta Pi honorary medical fraternity. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Watson Preston, 3 children, Annie, Isabel, and Christopher Balthus Preston, Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Annie Finley of Williamsburg, KY, by 5 brothers, Dr. J. W. and Dr. Stephen Preston of Roanoke, VA, Dr. D. B. Preston of Lewisburg, VA, Dr. B. S. Preston of Charleston and R. T. Preston of Herndon, WV. The body was taken to Ashland and the funeral service held from the residence, 701 Thirteenth Street, at four o’clock Saturday with Rev. Theodore S. Will, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, of which he was a member, in charge. The body was placed in the mausoleum in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

PRICHARD, J. Allen
Dr. J. Allen Prichard, widely known physician and surgeon of Boyd and Lawrence counties and a resident of Buchanan, died at his home there Friday afternoon at 3:45. The news of Dr. Prichard’s death comes as a distinct shock to his wide circle of friends and relatives. He had been a successful practitioner of Boyd and Lawrence Counties for more than25 years. Dr. Prichard was a son of the last Senator and Mrs. Jerome T. Prichard and was born and reared at Bolts Fork. He was a member of the Kentucky State and Body County Medical Societies and was surgeon for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company at Buchanan. He was a graduate of the college of medicine, University of Louisville. He was also a life long member of the Prichard Memorial M. E. Church, South, of Buchanan and a member of the Greenhill Masonic Lodge of which he was a past member. Dr. Prichard, a member of one of Boyd County’s oldest and best known families, was a man of sterling character and possessed a kind and sympathetic disposition which endeared him to those with whom he came in contact. Dr. Prichard was married to Miss Laura k. Compton in Ashland on Mar 31, 1908, and in addition to her he is survived by 2 sons, Marvin and Hubert, students at the University of Louisville Medical College, by 5 brothers, Dr. Carl Prichard, of Harold, KY, Dr. L. M. Prichard, of Catlettsburg, M.F. Prichard of Bolt Fork, and Atty. Watt M. Prichard of Ashland and by 2 sisters, Mrs. George W. Chapman of Tupelo, Miss., and Mrs. C. W. G. Hannah of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 with Greenhill Masonic Lodge in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

ROBERTS, Charles
Prestonsburg, KY, May 27—Charles Roberts, 25, son of Mrs. Thomas King of Ashland, was killed here early this morning when struck by a Chesapeake & Ohio coal train. The body was discovered by railway employees lying near the tracks. Authorities first suspected foul play because both eyes were discolored as if from blows and there were no body injuries. A coroner’s jury held death to have been accidental and that the discoloration about the eyes resulted from head bruises. Roberts resided with an aunt, Mrs. C. B. Wheeler, of Prestonsburg, the wife of Circuit Judge Wheeler. He came here from Louisville 3 years ago. Besides his mother, he leaves a brother, John Roberts of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 at the M. E. Church, South. He was a grandson of Mrs. Joel Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 3, 1932

SAVAGE, Cora D.
Cora D. Savage, 67, of Hitchins, KY passed away at Morehead, KY Thursday due to heart failure. She is survived by the following children: J. w. Savage of Ashland, ? S. Savage of Hitchins, Mrs. Lottie Andrews of San Bernardino, CA, Mrs. Madge Posey of Flint, MI, T. d. Savage at home, and one grandson, Woodrow Savage, whom she has raised. She also leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Blankenship of Ashland, Mrs. Ida Jones of Olive Hill and Mrs. Kate Wells of Sandy Hook; 2 brothers, Eugene and Howard Duvall of Hitchins. Funeral service was held from her old home at Hitchins, Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

SHANNON, Lon Pigg
It is reported that Lon Pigg Shannon formerly of Louisa, but who has been in Miami, FL the past few years, died May 5. His son, Walter lives in Miami. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 3, 1932

SHIVEL, Myrtle Ethel
A collision of 2 automobiles on the Mayo trail, near Louisa, Tuesday night, Jun 21, brought instant death to Miss Myrtle Ethel Shivel, 17, and injuries to 3 other persons, Miss Emma May Chapman and “Babe” Wilson of Louisa and Miss Allen of Middletown, OH. The other occupants of the 2 cars, Worthington See, of Louisa an A. Matt Davies of Middletown, OH, escaped without injury. They were drivers of the 2 cars. The collision occurred at 10 o’clock one mile east of Louisa. The four young people started from town fro a drive. It is claimed the Ohio car was coming on the wrong side of the road until near the meeting point, at which time, See swerved his car to dodge the other. At the same instant, it is said Mr. Davies steered his car to his right and the crash came. Both cars were badly damaged. The Ohio car is an Essex and the See car a new Ford sedan.

The collision was near John Burns’ residence. He rushed out and gave assistance. Miss Shivel appeared to be dead, but had a slight pulse. The Curtright ambulance was called and took the injured to the Louisa General Hospital. Miss Shivel died on the way to the hospital. Babe Wilson was unconscious when picked up, but is not seriously hurt. The Chapman girl was suffering from numerous cuts and bruises. Miss Allen sustained a cut on the head and an injured knee. Miss Shivel was a daughter of Mrs. Millard Chambers, whose first husband was Phillip Shivel, and who died several years ago. She was a niece of Emma May Chapman, who was with her in the accident. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. W. A. See, Misses Vivian and Margaret Shivel, 2 half sisters, Mildred and Emma Belle Chambers, her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. George Shivel of Gallup and Mrs. Belle Chapman of Louisa. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Chambers on the “Point”, one mile southeast of Louisa with Rev. W. W.  Shepherd, pastor of the Louisa M. E. church officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Gallup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

SIMPSON, AB
The body of Ab Simpson, 82, who died a the home of his brother, in Harrisonville, MO Monday, Jun 13, at 5 p.m. arrived in Louisa Wednesday morning and was taken to the home of Giles Simpson. Later it was taken to the Smokey Valley Baptist Church where funeral service was held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating, with interment in the Wilson Cemetery. Mr. Simpson had been seriously sick 2 weeks of Bright’s disease when the end came. He is survived by one brother, J. H. Simpson of Harrisonville, 2 daughters, Mrs. Edgie Woods of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Fannie Woods of Harrisonville, MO, one son, Arbie of Ceredo, WV, 6 nephews and 3 nieces. His wife Rebecca Simpson, passed away 6 years ago. Mr. Simpson was born Jul 1, 1849. He joined the Freewill Baptist Church at Ethel, WV Apr 24, 1927, lived a consistent life and died a triumphant death. Five children preceded him in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

SKEENS, Betty
The death of Miss Betty Skeens which occurred at her home on Franklin Street last Sunday night about 9 came as a quite a shock to her friends. She had been ill with asthma and confined to her room only since Tuesday. Miss Skeens came to Louisa from Hewlett, WV and had lived here several years. Surviving are one brother, Drew Skeens of Potter and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Dorothy and Ben Heston, who have made their home with her since the death of their mother, Mrs. Lucy Skeens Heston. Miss Skeens united with the Louisa Baptist Church after coming here and was a faithful member. A former pastor, the Rev. Olus Hamilton, now located at Mt. Sterling, was called to officiate at the funeral which was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Vinson. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery, where her 2 sisters, Mrs. Ben Heston and Mrs. Willard Hayes are buried. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 17, 1932

THOMPSON, Angeline
Mrs. Angeline Thompson, 92, passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. D. S. Martin at Blackburn, Thursday morning. June 16, about 10:30. Her death was due to infirmities of old age. Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thompson. At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1855, she was united in marriage to David Moore and to this union was born 2 children, Creek and Fletcher Moore, who preceded her in death a few years ago. After the death of her husband, Mr. Moore, she was married to Samuel Thompson. She is survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Thompson Chapel Church with Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 24, 1932

WEBB, E.D. H.
Mr. Webb was a native of Webbville this county and located in Washington about 25 years ago, where he was the owner of a large fruit ranch. He was a brother of Monore J. Webb, deceased, who lived in Louisa some years ago. The following is from a Wenatchee, WA paper of May 25: At the Wenatchee Cemetery to beautify his daughter’s grave for Decoration Day, E. D. H. Webb, 70, East Wenatchee pioneer, died of cerebral hemorrhage as he got into his car preparatory to departing this morning. Informed by attendants that Webb was still alive, the Jones & Jones ambulance hurriedly answered the call and crashed into a power pole, almost demolishing the machine and injuring Irvin Jones. Dr. A. G. Young pronounced Webb dead when he arrived at the mortuary. Mrs. Webb at her home seriously ill for the past several months, was prostrated. In addition to Mrs. Webb, the survivors include 3 sons and 3 daughters. Mrs. Webb is operator of the Webb Shoppe. Webb had spent about an hour at the cemetery. “I guess that’ll do.” Were the last words he ever was heard to say to attendants as the gathered implements into his automobile and entered. He was found slumped over the wheel. Dr. Young said a cursory examination leads him to believe Webb died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

WEBB, Laura (Roberts)

Mrs. Laura Roberts Webb, 72, died Thursday morning at 7:35 at her home on Main Cross Street, in Louisa. Although in declining health for the past 4 years she had been seriously ill since last Christmas. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Terry of Philadelphia, PA; one sister, Mrs. James McGown of Johnstown, PA, 3 brothers, S. F. Roberts, U. G. Roberts of Busseyville, G. G. Roberts, Louisa and granddaughter, Mrs. Laura Belle Barnett. Also one grandson, Henry Miller, who lives in Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 from the First M.E. Church with Rev. W. W. Shepherd officiating. Interment will be made in Roberts Cemetery, near Busseyville. Mrs. Webb was a devout Christian and had for years been a faithful member of the Methodist church. She was the widow of Dr. H. Webb of Busseyville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 10, 1932

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ADKINS, Jonah
Jonah Adkins, 88, a veteran of the Union army in the Civil War, died Tuesday of last week at his home at Potter after an illness of 2 years. He had lived at Potter for the past 15 years, having moved there from Morgan Creek. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the home at Potter with Rev. Ed Lemaster, of Potter and Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Cadmus, officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery overlooking the home. He is survived by 2 sons, John Adkins of Glenhayes, WV and Glover Adkins of near Jackson, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Moore, of Potter and several grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death 2 years ago. Cecil Adkins of Louisa is a grandson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932 (Born 1840 died Jul 5, 1932)

BAISDEN, Billie
Billie Baisden, 12 year old child, was almost fatally killed in a coal bank, near Delbarton about 1 this afternoon. Digging coal in the bank with his older brother, Russell, Billie was caught under a fall of soft slate. The fall broke the child’s neck, crushed his ribs and broke his leg. His brother was painfully injured while trying to go to Billie’s assistance. State Trooper C. R. Cobb, who made the investigation is to be commended upon the efficient and orderly manner in which he conducted his work. He found that the child is survived by 5 sisters and brothers ant that the Red Cross has been caring for the family. The father, Joe Baisden, is a cripple and has been separated from his wife, Minnie Baisden, for some time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

BALL, Elihu
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m at the Long Branch school house for Elihu Ball, 62, who died Jul 1 at this home at Fallsburg after a 2 days illness. Rev. Ed Lemaster, of Potter,  conducted the services. Interment was made in the Lambert Cemetery. Mr. Ball was well known and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Ball, 4 daughters, Mrs. John Parsley, Mrs. Lon Lemaster, Mrs. Ed Lemaster and Miss Thelma Ball, of Fallsburg, 4 sons, Homer, Elihu, Jr., Warren and Ben of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

BOWLING, Annie (Roberts)
Annie Roberts Bowling was born in Lawrence County, KY, May 6,1 865, departed this life at 4 a.m. Jun 20, 1932, at the age of 67 years, one month and 14 days. She was a faithful member of the Freewill Baptist Church and lived a devoted Christian life for 13 years.  She was a daughter of St. Clair and Orpha Roberts. She leaves 3 brothers, John, Charley and Perry, 2 sisters, Mrs. Dan Derifield and Mrs. woods Sizemore. She was also a sister of W.V. Roberts, decease.  She had many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors who loved her. Her funeral was preached at the home of her sister in law, Mrs. Martha Roberts, by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa, KY Jun 21, 1932. Her remains were in the car of our noble funeral director Curtright of Louisa and  conveyed to the Roberts Cemetery overlooking the home of Mrs. Martha Roberts, near Cadmus. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

BOYD, George W.
George W. Boyd, 82 year old farmer, of Hunnewell, succumbed early Saturday morning, death was said to have been brought on by the infirmities of old age. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Maude Walter, River, Mrs. Irene Leedy, Georges Creek, Mrs. Lena Boyd, Richardson, Sidney, Cleveland, OH, John J., Hunnewell, KY, one step son, Andrew Wells and one step daughter, Mrs. Gracie Skaggs. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday, Rep. David Daniels delivered a brief eulogy. Interment was made in the Boyd Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

BURNS, Jerry
In memory of my dear father, Jerry Burns, who passed away and his spirit winged its flight to God who gave it Jun 24, 1932 at his home near Bolt’s Fork. He was born Apr 18,1 858, his age being 74 years, 2 months and 6 days. He was the son of Lafayette and Mary E. Burns. At a tender age he accepted Christ, as his Savior and lived a good Christian life. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Lena Mildred Burns. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

BUSKIRK, Bertha
Mrs. Bertha Buskirk, 32, died at her home in Wayne, Jul 3, after an illness of acute indigestion. Mrs. Buskirk, who had been enjoying good health, had eaten a hearty supper and about 30 minutes later suffered an attack of indigestion and expired in a few minutes. She was a daughter of Ira Jay and Mary Wooten Buskirk. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, Wilson, Ira Jay, Jr., and Charles, her parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. H. Lewis, of Wayne and Mrs. A. V. Buskirk of Genoa. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home at 1 with Rev. Farmer of Wayne officiating. Interment was made in the Buskirk cemetery. Mrs. had been a member of the M. E. Church of Wayne for 12 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

CALDWELL, W.P.
Webbville, KY—On Sunday, Jul 10 the pale horse and its rider whose name is death, visited the Caldwell home and claimed for its victim the husband and father, W. P. Caldwell. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, 4 daughters, 2 sons and a host of friends. Mr. Caldwell was an honest, upright citizen and honored and respected by all who knew him. He had many friends, which was shown by their wonderful attendance during his illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home, officiated by Rev. Bentley, Rev. Berry and Rev. Bishop. Interment in the home cemetery.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

CAMPBELL, Mollie (Skeans)
Mrs. Mollie Campbell, 60, one of Floyd County’s best women, died at her home in West Prestonsburg Thursday Jul 14 a victim of paralysis. Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of the late Jonathan Skeans, being born and reared on Middle Creek, and the widow of the late Alex Campbell. She had many relative and friends in this section. For many yeas she had been a devout member of the United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

CARTER, Lee
The funeral of Lee Carter, who died last Friday at his home in Columbus, OH, after a brief illness was held Saturday evening at the Christian Union Church there, and the body was brought to Louisa. It was sent to Dry Ridge, his former home for burial on Sunday by Undertaker, F. W. Pigg, of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

Lee G. Carter, died Friday evening, Jul 15, at his home in Columbus, OH. He visited his old home at Adams, this county, a few days before his death and died 5 days after he went back to Columbus. He was 37 years 6 months and 2 days old. He lived a pure Christian life for 16 years and went to his Master where he will never see any sorrows or pain. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Bessie Carter, his son, Charles E. Carter of Columbus, OH, his mother, Lida Carter of Adams and his brothers, Ray Carter of Detroit, MI, Harvey P. Carter, Clyde Carter, Noah G. Carter and Siebert Carter of Adams, KY; 3 sisters, Mrs. John Osborn of Columbus, Mrs. John Bevins of Logan, WV, and Lura Kemper of Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

CHAFFIN, Bill
West Virginia—Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon on the Rockhouse Fork of Pigeon Creek for Bill Chaffin, reputed to be the oldest man in Mingo County. “Uncle Bill” as he was known, died Monday at Barnabus at the home of a relative. He had been in bad health for some time due to his advanced age. The deceased was the last of a family of 13, he being the oldest in the group. The other members of the family preceded him in death, including Lewis Chaffin, a brother who died recently. Mr. Chaffin’s age was said to be between 96 and 102 yeas. Mr. Chaffin, himself, claimed that the was 96 but other members of the family said he was near 102 at the time of his death. The deceased was born and reared on the Rockhouse Fork of Pigeon Creek near the present location of the Turner Coal company. Burial took place in the Dow Varney Cemetery on the Rockhouse Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

CHAMBERS, Billy
Billy Chambers, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Chambers fell from a second story window in a hotel at Matewan, WV and suffered a fractured skull. The child was taken to Williamson, where no hope was given by physicians. It was then rushed to Huntington, but died on the way. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

COLE, Green
The funeral services of Green Cole, 69, farmer of Boyd County, was held at Summit, Sunday at 2:30 from the home of his son, Boone Cole. Burial was made in the Johnie Howard Cemetery. Rev. Arnold Castle conducted the services. He was born in Magoffin County Oct 23, 1862, and he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ramey Cole and children, Annie Kern, Garrett, WV, Noah Cole, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Dora Wicks of Whiteland, IN, Mrs. Katherine Bock, Ashland, KY, Floyd Cole, Ashland, KY, Boone Cole, Summit, Mrs. Mary Andrew, Carret, WV, Mrs. Martha Slone Garrett, KY, Jones Cole, Ashland, Mrs. Pearl Delph, Carett, WV, 35 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and one brother and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

COLVIN, William T.
Fatal injury interrupted a motor trip on which William T. Colvin, 60, member of the board of directors of Watts, Ritter and Company, and manager of the holiday department of that organization, started Wednesday morning of lat week. Mr. Colvin died that afternoon in the Paintsville General Hospital in which he and Mrs. Colvin had been taken, both unconscious, at noon. They had been injured when their car, headed for West Liberty, KY, overturned as the result of skidding in fresh oil at Falcon, Magoffin County. Mrs. Colvin suffering from concussion, was unconscious for several hours but revived during the afternoon and was able to return to Huntington. Hospital authorities told The Herald-Dispatch, that Mr. Colvin had a fractured skull and that the impact had caused a cerebral hemorrhage.

For several years Mr. Colvin had been in ill health. In recent months he had been much better. Wednesday morning he and Mrs. Colvin decided to drive to West Liberty, KY, to see his sister. Mrs. Colvin drove to and beyond Paintsville. Then, at his desire, she gave him the driver’s seat. He had been at the wheel but a short6 time when the crash happened. Mrs. Colvin, unconscious from the time the car overturned, was unable to supply further details. Mr. Colvin was born at West Liberty, KY, Oct 24, 1872. He married Miss Anna E. Hellman. There are no children. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Will Manker of West Liberty and a step brother, Walter Cox of Chicago. Henry Clay Cox, Ninth Street, book dealer is a nephew. Charles W. Watts, head of Watts, Ritter and Company, said that Mr. Colvin had been with the company almost 30 years and had been a stockholder during most of that time. He was a Mason, an Elk and a member of the United Commercial Travelers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

COOKSEY, Jennie
Mrs. Jennie Cooksey passed away at her home at Dennis after a long illness of cancer. She was the wife of Jonathon Cooksey by whom she is survived. Funeral service was conducted Friday, burial in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

CORDELL, Bobbie Ray
Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Meade Cemetery on Lick Creek for little Bobbie Ray Cordell, 6 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Reecie Meade Cordell, who died at the home Friday evening at 7 o’clock after an illness of 3 months. Surviving is the mother, the father having passed away last December. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

COSAND, Fanny (Riggs)
The death of a Wayne County woman a few days ago at her home in Indianapolis, IN has resulted in the arrest of her husband, who has waived preliminary hearing on a charge of murdering his wife and who has been bound over to action by the grand jury without bond. It will be recalled by readers of this paper that Mrs. Fanny Cosand, 20, was buried last week in Riggs Cemetery on Greenbrier Creek in this county. Mrs. Cosand, wife of Fred Cosand and before marriage, Miss Fanny Riggs, daughter of Mrs. Amanda Riggs, well known Wayne county woman, died on Jun 20 in the City Hospital at Indianapolis from injuries her husband is alleged to have inflicted in an attack upon her in their home on June 10. Follower her death an autopsy was held and the verdict of this investigation was that Mrs. Cosand had come to her death as the result of hemorrhages following a brain concussion. The deceased formerly lived at Sidney in Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

CRABTREE, Jake
Jake Crabtree was killed almost instantly when a team ran away throwing him out of a wagon which passed over his body. His neck was broken. He was returning home from Catt, where he had been to receive merchandise brought there by truck by his brother. He was a merchant of Irish Creek. His wife and 4 children survive. He was about 49 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

CRABTREE, Lizzie
Miss Lizzie Crabtree, for many years a resident of Catlettsburg died Tuesday in a hospital in Lexington, where she had been a patient for the past few years. She was 60 years of age. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catlettsburg and her funeral was held there on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. the Rev. W.C. Pierce, pastor, officiating. The body was brought there from Lexington by Kilgore and Collier and remained at the funeral home until removed to the church. A daughter of Sam and Ann Crabtree, she made her home for some time with her grandparents, John and Elizabeth Crabtree at Two Mile, near Louisa. Her cousin, Mrs. Rinda C. Blankenship wanted the body to be brought to the Crabtree burial ground at this place, but it had been the request of the deceased made some time ago that she be buried in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Among relatives from here attending the funeral were Mr. James M. Rice and Mrs. Rinda C. Blankenship. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

DANIELS, Minnie
Prestonsburg, KY—Jul 25, Mrs. Minnie Daniels, 35, is dead and her husband, A.C. Daniels, 40, assistant chief of police, is in a serious condition from bullet wounds inflicted at their home here shortly before 7:30 tonight. With a bullet wound in left side, Mrs. Daniels died en route to a Martin, KY hospital. She died without making a statement. Although his condition is serious, physicians tonight were of the opinion that Daniels would recover from bullet wounds in the chest and left arm. He was removed to Paintsville Hospital. Prestonsburg police said tonight that Daniels placed the blame of the shooting upon his wife. He was quoted as saying that his wife fired a bullet into his body then turned the gun upon herself.
Maxine Burchett, sister of the dead woman, told police that Daniels fired the shot which resulted in his wife’s death and that his wounds were self-inflicted. Domestic troubles were given by police as the cause of the shooting. It was said by acquaintances here tonight that the couple separated about 6 months ago and lived apart for about 4 months. The shooing occurred in the bedroom of the Daniels home here. Wounded in the side, Mrs. Daniels ran from the bedroom and collapsed on the front porch. Daniels was found lying on the floor of the bedroom. Miss Burchett and Bill Claude Daniels, 18, son of the gun victims, were in the kitchen at the time of the shooting. They were the first to reach the scene. A 6 year old daughter, Edith, was playing away from home at the time.
The son told the police tonight that when he entered the bedroom he found a revolver lying on the floor a shot distance from his father. Assistance was given Mrs. Daniels and her husband by neighbors who were attracted to the home by the shots and scrams. Ambulances were summoned to remove the wounded couple to the hospitals. Daniels came to Prestonsburg 3 years ago as chief of police. He was replaced in that position several months ago by Chief of Police May, and was at that time given rank of assistant chief. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

DAVIS, W. R.
Funeral services for the late Rev. W. R. (Uncle Bill) Davis, who was born Oct 25, 1831 on Jennies Creek, then Floyd County, KY an who died Mar 25, 1932 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Harlan Nickell of Helechawa, KY at the age of 100 years, 5 months, and one day, will be preached Sunday, Jul 24, 1932 at 10 a.m. by John Prater, Salyersville, KY and Rev. Dr. G. M. Center, Campton, KY at the family cemetery, 2 miles southwest of Adele (Insko) Morgan County, KY on Red River. If the weather is disagreeable the services will be held in the church at Adele (Insko), KY, where the deceased preached regularly as a minister of the United Baptist Church for a period of 60 years preceding his death. Rev. Davis has many descendants in Johnson and adjoining counties who are expected to attend the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

EVANS, Freddie Milton
Freddie Milton Evans, the 5 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Evans, of Fullers Station, was drowned Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Big Sandy River, near Fullers. Mr. Evans had gone in swimming with others and placed the child on an inner tube. He had turned his back for a few seconds when the child slipped from the tube into the water and did not rise to the surface again. Mr. Evans dived several time but could not find the body. It was not recovered for several hours later. When found the child had hold of a branch from a tree, and it is supposed the little one had taken hold of same when he sank which prevented him from rising. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mr. Sam Skeens with Rev. Neff of Fallsburg officiating. Interment was made in the Skeens Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Skeens and great grandmother, Mrs. Julia Evans of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

FRALEY, Rosa (Osborn)
Mrs. Rosa Fraley died of tuberculosis Jul 8, 1932 a the home of Millard Osborn, on Peter Cave Creek near East Lynn, WV. She had been ill several months. Mrs. Fraley was before marriage, Miss Rosa Osborn, daughter of the late William and Becky Osborn. She was married to Marion Fraley, who has been dead several years. The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter, Blanche Fraley, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mack Griffin, of Stone Branch, and Mrs. Thurman Parsons, of Ethel, 2 brothers, Harvey and Sidney Osborn, both of Logan County, 4 step children, Mrs. Cleveland Lowe, of Wayne, Mrs. Rosa Lee Crabtree and Milton Fraley of Logan County and Albert Fraley of Louisa. Burial was made in the L. R. Ferguson cemetery at Elmwood, Jul 9. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

GEARHEART, Bubbles
Bubbles Gearheart, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Crit Gearheart, of Northern, near here, died Sunday night in the Gearheart home of infantile paralysis. Burial will be made today in the Garhole Cemetery near Northern. The deceased child is survived by the bereaved parents and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

GENTILE, Albert
Williamson, WV, Jul 11—Albert Gentile, 24 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorninick Gentile, prominent Williamson residents, ended his life by firing a bullet into his heart at 3:30 this afternoon. That his death was suicide was determined an a police investigation in which a witness to the fatal shooting testified. He was said to have heard the shot and to have seen the young man stagger into the adjoined alley and fall mortally wounded. The investigation failed to reveal a motive for the act, police said the young left no note and had given no signs of despondency, as far as police could learn. Police said the shooting occurred in a private garage near the Gentile home. His body was found in the alley adjoining the garage. The shot was fired from a .32 calibre automatic pistol. The gun victim was a brother of Anthony “Tony” Gentile, a student and a member of the football squad at Marshall College, Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

GIBSON, Ethel
Ethel, infant daughter of Mrs. Mont Gibson, died at the Gibson home here Wednesday afternoon of whooping cough, from which the child had suffered fro some time. Funeral and burial were held here Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

HALL, Letha Annette
Letha Annette Hall, young daughter of Guy Hall, of the Point, died after an illness of whooping cough. She was one month and 23 days old being one of twins. Her mother, Mrs. Effie Sparks Hall, passed away May 15. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10, Rev. Thomas Salmons of Clifford, conducting the services. Interment was made in the Sparks Cemetery. She is survived by her father, 3 sisters and 3 brothers, grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Billie Ball and Rev. and Mrs. William Sparks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

HALL, Letha Lenette
Funeral service was held Sunday morning at 10 for Letha Lenette Hall, young daughter of Guy R. Hall of the Point, who died Friday evening at 8 o’clock, after an illness of 3 weeks of whooping cough. Service was held at the Sparks cemetery near Clifford with Rev. Tom Salmons officiating. Interment was made in the Sparks Cemetery. The baby’s mother, Mrs. Effie Sparks Hall, passed away May 15, and a twin sister, Letha Annette Hall, died Jun 28. She was one month and 26 days old. Surviving are the father, 2 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Frashier and Rosemary Hall at home and 3 brothers, Howard, Leroy and Leonard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

HAMILTON, William
Deputy Constable William Hamilton, 48, was shot and fatally wounded Thursday night at 7:30 by Willard Johnson, 46, when the officer ??? to investigate into the cause of pistol shots being fired at Johnson’s home. Johnson was arrested shortly after the shooting took place by Deputy Sheriff T. A. Bates and was lodged in the county jail here, Friday morning. Deputy Sheriff Bates also arrested John Burns, son in law of Johnson, when he found mash under the Johnson home and a still near the house. Hamilton died in the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, a few hours after the shooting. The slain officer was a native of Big Mud Creek and was the son of Nel Hamilton. He is survived by his widow and 7 children. He was paroled after having been sentenced to the state reformatory for one year for shooting and wounding Johnny McCown, on Left Beaver Creek about 3 years ago. Johnson is the son of Will Johnson, and came to this county from Pike County a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

HAMPTON, Jesse
Jesse Hampton, age 73 years, died at his home on Rush Fork of Toms Creek last Saturday after an illness of several months due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Hampton had been a lifelong citizen of Johnson County.  Besides his widow, who is 75 years of age, he is survived by eight sons, residing in different sections of the country. They are: Sanford, Harry, Nelson, James, Irvin, John, William and Edward. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Guy W. Preston of the United Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial followed in the old Isaac Dixon Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

HARRIS, John Bud
John Bud Harris, 65, member of one of Floyd County’s oldest families, died at his home, on Stephens Branch, this county at 1 o’clock Sunday morning after an illness of 8 months. Mr. Harris was the son of the late Jeff Harris, Sr., and was born and reared in this county. Mr. Harris was thrice married, first to Miss Josie Mayo, who died in 1896, 3 children surviving, next in 1907 to Miss Florence Burchett, to which union 6 children were born and following the death of his second wife me married Miss Fanny Collins, of Johns Creek, who survives. To this union 5 children were born, the oldest preceding him in death. Besides his widow and 12 children, Mr. Harris is survived by 3 brothers and one sister, Jeff Harris of Prestonsburg, G. W. Harris, (Pet) Harris, Wayland, Bill Harris of Ohio and Mrs. Charles Ward of Lancer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

HENSON, Cella (Pack)
The body of Mrs. Cella Pack Henson, was brought to Louisa on Friday of last week and was taken to the Crabtree graveyard for burial. Her death occurred on Thursday Jul 13, at her home in Warren, OH, after an illness of 6 months. She lived here before moving to Ohio some years ago, a daughter of George Pack and the late Fanny Pack. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home Friday and funeral services was held from the funeral home at 3 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. She is survived by one son, George Warnick, 4 sisters Mrs. S. K. Woodrow, Mrs. W. e. Payne and Mrs. R. L. Tipton, of Warren, OH and Mrs. T. S. Skaggs, of Portsmouth, one brother, John Pack and her father, George Pack of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

HINTON, Hoover
Prestonsburg, KY—Death of Hoover Hinton, 35, Dwale policeman, Monday in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, marked the passing of the last of the 3 men wounded in the sanguinary gun battle which took place at Dwale, this county, Jul 2. Hinton’s foemen in the battle Lum and Glenn Bentley, uncle and nephew, respectively, died at the same hospital in which Hinton expired, their wounds proving fatal within a day after the shooting took place. Hinton, like the Bentley’s was riddled by bullets. Hinton was a son of the late Galloway Hinton of Bull Creek. He is survived by his widow and a number of relatives in this county. The body was returned to Bull Creek Tuesday for burial. Another chapter in the Hinton-Bentley trouble was being unfolded today (Thursday) with the examining trial in county court here of Lewis Robinson, Fletcher Amburgy, Charlie Laferty, and Mrs. James Damron, all of Dwale, who are alleged to have taken part in the actual fighting or to have abetted the cause of Hinton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

HOPKINS, Mary (Little)
Mrs. Mary Hopkins, widow of the late James Hopkins, of Harold, passed away in her 77th year at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, Monday morning following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Hopkins was a member of one of the largest and oldest families of this section and was one of Floyd County’s  best women. She was a daughter of the late William Little of Left Beaver Creek. Mrs. Hopkins became a member of the Regular Baptist Church 35 years ago, and lived a devout Christian life until death. Surviving are 3 sons and 5 daughters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. E. H. Hall, Rev. F. A. Hopkins and Rev. Jerry Hall and burial was made in the family cemetery at Harold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

HUTCHINSON, Roland
News of the death of Rev. Roland Hutchinson, of Dennis, came as a great shock to his many friends here and throughout the county. He was in a Lexington hospital for treatment and was found dead in his room about 4 o’clock last Friday morning, Jul 8. His health failed a year or more ago since which time he had been treated in hospitals and his condition was thought to be improving. He was one of the county’s best known men and his passing brings deep sorrow. His mental condition had been quite bad during the greater part of this time, and he suffered from melancholia. Undertaker Curtright went to Lexington and brought the body to Louisa, where it was prepared for burial and was removed to the Hutchinson home on Saturday. Mr. Hutchinson was 54 years of age and a son of Bently and Mary Watson Hutchinson, deceased. He was married 35 years ago to Miss Maggie Ramey by whom he is survived, with 9 daughters and one son, Mrs. Willard Cooksey of Dennis, Mrs. Jay Vanhorn of Louisa, Mrs. Emory Dowden of Ashland, Miss Bertha Hutchinson of Ashland, Mrs. Fred Stewart of Fallsburg, Misses Opal, Essie, Laura and Ruth at home and the son, Paul Hutchinson. He had been prominent in church circles for years. Had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South 16 years, and a minister of the gospel 15 years, having the affiliation of a “local preacher”. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the home with Rev. Cassady and Rev. Vanhorn officiating, and was attended by a very large crowd of friends and relatives. Interment in the Hutchinson Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

ISOM, Lydia A.
Lydia A. Isom, 79, died at the home of her son, DeWitt Steel on Hoods Creek, Boyd County, Saturday, at 9 o’clock. She was found dead in bed. Mrs. Isom was born in Morgan County, KY. Funeral service was held Monday at 2 o’clock and burial made in the Steel cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Edward Steel, of Lewis County, Dewitt Steel of  Hoods Creek, and Auta Steel of Oklahoma; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Brewer of Ashland, 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild, 5 brothers, F. M. Fannin, Fleming County, J. D. Fannin, Morgan County, B. B. Fannin, Morgan County, Logan Fannin, Boyd County, and Wallace Fannin, Hamilton, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Louise Bowling of Morgan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

JACKSON, Herbert C.
Herbert C. Jackson, 52, of Lavalette, who died Tuesday night at a hospital in Huntington, will be buried in the Newman Cemetery, Beech Fork, following funeral services at 10:30 Friday morning at the Lavalette Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Henry Mullens, assisted by Rev. H. E. Hivlye, will officiate. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

JOHNSON, Charley
Pikeville, KY, Jul 11, Charley Johnson, 20 year old son of Harve Johnson, of Beaver Creek, died in the Methodist Hospital here today of a pistol wound alleged to have been inflicted at Bypro, KY Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred, according to a statement attributed to Johnson by his father here today, when Johnson remonstrated with Hall for shooting at his wife. Hall, it is reported, was drinking and turned the gun on Johnson after being cautioned to not shoot his wife. Johnson is survived by his parents and 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

JUDE, E. L.
E. L. Jude, 45, of Laura, Martin County, was fatally shot Wednesday as he was returning home from  Borderland, WV, where he had been peddling by Lewis Sartin, 48, a neighbor. Jude had been very prominent in Martin County politics, having held the office of Circuit Court clerk for 12 years. Both Jude and Sartin have large families. Jude leaving a wife and 5 children. Sartin surrendered himself to county authorities and stood examining trial at Inez. Julius Hale and Oliver Maynard were accursed jointly with Sartin in the murder and all were bound to answer indictment at the August term of Circuit Court without bond. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

JUSTICE, Otis Mitchell
On Jul 19, 1932, God in his infinite wisdom sent into this world a little life, and on Jul 20, 1932 he by this same wisdom, which no man understandeth, but which worketh always for the good of mankind, saw fit to recall to himself this little babe, Otis Mitchell Justice, son of Virgil C. and Geneva Van Horne Justice. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

KIRK, Frank
Short funeral services for Frank Kirk, 56, who died Friday was held at 9:30 Sunday morning from the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. S. Fearing in Ashland. The body was taken to Grassland Church on Bear Creek, where regular services were held at 11 o’clock. Rev. S. J. Campbell, pastor of the M. E. Church South at Quinwood, WV, officiated. Burial in the Grassland Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah E. Kirk of Ashland; 3 daughters, Mrs. L.S. Fearing, Mrs. C. E. Miller and Mrs. Ben C. Fearing; his father, T. B. Kirk of Ashland; 3 brothers, Henry Kirk of Ashland, Charles Kirk of Naples, KY and Gobel Kirk of Akron, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Miller of Ashland, Mrs. Edward Bouser of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Brice Foster of West Virginia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

KELLEY, Dewey
Dewey Kelley, a former employee of the Consolidated Coal Company, was seriously injured Sunday night while on his way home from Henry Clay, Pike County, where he was employed in the mines. He started for home Sunday night on a freight train headed west. The last people saw of him he was on tip of a box car. An operator phoned ahead and had the train stop. The jolt from stopping threw him off. A few days previous Dewey write to his mother telling her that he would send her some money or come and bring it. He was picked up by the side of the railroad with his head cut seriously and other bruises sustained by the fall. He was  rushed to Martin Hospital, where  a desperate battle was fought for his life, but in vain. His mother stayed near him until the end. He died on the morning of Friday, Jul 22. He was a quiet good hearted man and liked by all who knew him. He is survived by 3 brothers, Willie, Earl and Dave; his mother and one sister, Grace and several distant cousins. The body was brought to the home here on Friday and was taken to Rush, KY Sunday for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

 

KISE, Ernest
God in his infinite wisdom and love saw fit to remove from the home of Ulysses Kise, their son, Ernest, on May 16, 1932. But let us all live in hopes of meeting Ernest beyond this veil of tears. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

LAWSON, Lee
Williamson people were deeply shocked to learn of the death Monday at Asheville, NC of Lee Lawson, 32 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawson, pioneer Williamson residents. For more than a year he had made a brave fight against tuberculosis but he dread disease finally conquered. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Presbyterian Church, Dr. C. A. Engle officiating. The body was placed temporarily in a vault pending final disposition. The body in charge of the M. T. Ball undertaking establishment, reached Williamson from Asheville Wednesday night. The mother was at the beside when the end came. Born and reared in Williamson, decedent attended the public schools and later attended a number of institutions of higher learning, among them the state university. Between school terms he was a valued employee of the Persinger Supply Company. In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawson of fourth Avenue, he is survived by 2 brothers, Dr. L. E. Lawson and Dr. J. Carl Lawson of Williamson, and a sister, Miss Lena Lawson of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

LESLIE, Beatrice (Price)
Mrs. Harry Leslie, of Emma, Floyd county, died at the Paintsville Hospital last Friday morning after a few weeks illness.  Mrs. Leslie is a Johnson county woman and has attended school in Paintsville.  She and her husband were graduates of John C. C. Mayo College.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Price of Oil Springs. Besides her young husband and a two-year-old son, she is survived by her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers, and a larger number of relatives and friends in Johnson, Magoffin, and Floyd counties. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents at Oil Springs. Interment took place in the old Price Cemetery at Oil Springs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

LYON, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Lyon, 75, passed away at her home at Fielden, KY, Jun 30. She was a daughter of Daniel and Caroline Brickey and came to Kentucky from Virginia with her parents, when only a child. At an early age she was married to Wiley Lyon and to this union were born 12 children. Funeral services were held from the home with Rev. J. W. Brickey officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Wiley Lyon, 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Sparks of Wisconsin, Mrs. Melissa Sparks of Michigan, and Mrs. Jane Riley of Fielden; 5 sons, James E. Lyon of Washington, ?S. F.? Lyon of Wheelersburg, OH, S. R. Lyon, W. E. Lyon and M. G. Lyon of Fielden ; 2 brothers and one sister, Sam Brickey of California and Nelson Brickey of Ashland, and Mrs. Melissa Sparks of San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

MARSHALL, Jim
Denton, KY—The pale horse and its rider entered the home of Mrs. Susie Marshall Sunday morning at 7:30 and took her loving husband, Jim. He had tuberculosis and had worked until 4 days before his death. He had employment with the C & O as tunnel watchman. He leaves his widow and 3 sons, daughters and 3 grandchildren and an host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

MARTIN, Fred Spencer
Funeral service for Fred Spencer Martin, 2 weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin, of Ashland, was held Monday from the funeral home at 3 o’clock with burial following in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The child is survived by his parents and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin of Ashland and Rev. and Mrs. Spencer of Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

MAYO, Grover V.
Grover V. Mayo, age 44, died suddenly of heart trouble on Tuesday, June 21, at Rush, KY, after an illness of four days. He had practically recovered from the ailment, when stricken with another attack, which resulted in sudden death. Mr. Mayo was born in this county on October 3, 1887, a son of William and Vina Preston Mayo. He was an electrician. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna McDaniels, at Auxier, KY, on Wednesday and funeral services were held Friday afternoon. Burial at Buffalo. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada Mayo; two sons, James Mayo of Elkins, WV and G. V. Mayo, Jr., of Pikeville, KY; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Kinkaid, WV; one stepson, George Collins of Rush, three stepdaughters, Mrs. May Ellen Leslie, Rush, Mrs. Jesse Bates of Rush, and Miss Emma Collins of Rush; one brother, Leyguard Mayo of Auxier, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna McDaniels of Auxier and Mrs. Laura Patrick of Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

MOORE, John M.
Dr. John M. Moore passed away at his home in Charleston, WV, early Wednesday morning. He had been in ill health the past few years. He was a brother of Judge R. C. Moore and Farris Moore of this place and Mrs. Jeff Ball of Mattie, a son of the late Carl Moore. He was a native of this county, having been reared at Wilbur, but had lived in Charleston for some years. He practiced medicine at Torchlight, this county, before moving to West Virginia. He is survived by his wife. Funeral and burial at Charleston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

MORRIS, Lydia
Mrs. Lydia Morris, 64, wife of P. E. Morris, died at her home Wednesday on Big Hurricane Creek, near Fort Gay, after an illness of 43 years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Jun 30, at 2 from the home with Rev. Carmi Webb of Fort Gay, officiating. Interment was made in the Henderson Cemetery. Mrs. Morris had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church of Pikeville for 51 years. She is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

NORRIS, Frank
The death of Frank “Logger” Norris, 72, of Fallsburg, followed a 10 days illness at the home of J. H. Ekers of that place, on last Friday morning. A native of Catlettsburg, Mr. Norris came to Louisa and was here quite a while when his brother, Claude D. Norris was in the grocery business years ago. Later he was associated with another brother, G. W. Norris, in general merchandising at Fallsburg, and for the past 15 years has made his home with Mr. Ekers and assisted in his store. He was well known and had many friends. He was never married and the only surviving member of the immediate family is one sister, Mrs. Ella Crank of Huntington, WV. Funeral service was conducted at the I.O.O.F. building in Fallsburg Sunday by the Rev. L. P. Kirk and interment took place in the Fallsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 29, 1932

PARTLOW, Richard Ellis
Richard Ellis Partlow, of Petersburg, VA died at the home of his sisters in law, Mrs. Laura and Sallie E. Powers in Ashland, Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. He resided in Kenova, WV for 16 years being connected with the N & W Railroad company in their offices there from 1902 to 1916. He was promoted to ticket agent and sent to Petersburg in 1916 and he and Mrs. Partlow, who was formerly Miss Hortense Powers, resided there since that time. Mr. Partlow is survived by his widow, 2 sisters, Mr. J. M. Webb of Ashland, Mrs. W. F. Tyree, of Hitchins, 2 brothers, M. E. Partlow of Willard, KY and O. E. Partlow of Marietta, OH.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

PRESTON, Gerald
Gerald Preston, age 7, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Preston of Wenatchee, WA, was drowned in a swimming pool at Ellenburg, about 80 miles from Ellenburg (Note: I think this should be Wenatchee not Ellenburg), July 1.  The boy had gone to Ellenburg to visit a married sister and while there stole away alone to go swimming in the swimming pool.  He was missed from the home and a search of the pool disclosed his drowned body. The Prestons are well known in Johnson County where they have many friends and relatives.  Mr. and Mrs. Preston are former residents of this county.  Mr. Preston is the son of the late Lafe Preston and a brother of Cyrus Preston and Forest B. Preston of Paintsville.  Mrs. Preston was formerly Miss Anna Lee Spencer, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. J. Spencer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

PRICHARD, Nancy June
Nancy June, the 2 year old daughter of Charles Prichard, died at Johns Run, Jun 29, and was buried in the Kitchen Cemetery at Willard on Jun 30. She was a granddaughter of Sen. L. C. Prichard and a lovable child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

ROBERTS, Dan H.
Dan H. Roberts, 70, died at his home in West Paintsville, following an illness of more than a year of nervous breakdown. Mr. Roberts was a former businessman of Paintsville and was well known throughout the county. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Roberts, and the following children: Vern Roberts, Carmen Roberts, Mrs. Leonard Sowards, Mrs. Leonard Short, Mrs. James Lambert and Mrs. Paul Rulong, all of whom were present when the end came. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Davis, who substituted for the pastor who was in another city holding a revival, and Rev. H. L. Conley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

ROBINETTE, Alex
Alex Robinette, 62, passed away at his home, near Fort Gay, WV, Saturday following an illness of some months. A native of Wayne County he was the son of Jasper and Phebe Robinette. His wife, formerly Miss Flora Wellman, survives. Also the following sons and daughters, M. J. Robinette, Frank and Loar Robinette of Fort Gay, Mrs. John Waller, Glenhayes, Mrs. H. Gilkerson, Summersville, WV, Mrs. Morris Skeens and Miss Ruth Robinette, Fort Gay. Mrs. Jake Scarberry of Charley is a sister. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Funeral service was held a the Spruce Lick Baptist Church Monday morning. Rev. Simpson of Wayne, WV officiating. Burial in the family cemetery, Undertaker Curtright in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

SENTERS, Della Marie (Lovely)
Mrs. Della Marie Lovely Senters, 32, died at her home at Chattaroy, WV, Jun 30, after an illness of 2 months. She was a daughter of the late John M. Lovely and Mrs. Artella Ferguson Lovely, of Fort Gay. She is survived by her husband, T.B. Senters, 2 daughters and one son, Virginia, 11 years, Nell, 9 years and John, 6 years, her mother, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. E. Brown, Bluefield, WV, and Miss Oma Lovely of Fort Gay, 4 brothers, William Lovely, DeSoto, MO, Lester, Louisa, W. C. and Cobert Lovely of Fort Gay. Funeral service was held Saturday, at 2:30 at the Baptist Church in Fort Gay with Rev. Enoch Scraggs, officiating. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Senters had been a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for 10 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

SHORT, John Frank
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 for John Frank Short, retired farmer of Wilbur, at his home with Rev. Dave Al Hayes of Charley officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Brushy with the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge, of Blaine assisting in the rites. He had been a member of this lodge for 30 years. Mr. Short passed away at his home Jul 8, after an illness of 5 months. He was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucinda O’Brien Short, one son, W. R. Short of Louisa, who is a rural mail carrier. Mrs. Carter  of Busseyville, 2  brothers, G. C. Short of Craigsville, WV and G. R. Short of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

SKAGGS, Brady
The following from a Chillicothe, OH paper refers to a former Lawrence County citizen. He was a nephew of Rev. P.H. Skaggs of Martha, this county.
Thrown from a ferry boat when the cable “A” frame on the eat side of the Scioto River overturned, Brady Skaggs, 36, of Warner Avenue, Sciotoville, employed by Brewer and Brewer in connection with their new gravel washer and crusher plant along the Stoney Creek Road, was plunged into the swollen waters of the river Saturday about 6 a.m. and after battling the treacherous currents for a few moments was carried under and drowned. Skaggs, his brother, Landon Skaggs, 22, near Tuscon, Richard Shoemaker, Massieville, James Dearth, Donald King, “Slim” Kitchen, Leontus Thornton, Herman Strausbaugh and Charles Hopkins were the workman on the ferry boat. The started out from the west bank to pull the ferry across the river with  heavy timers which were to be set by the workman on the opposite side to carry a dragline by which gravel is to be pulled across the river to the washer and crusher.

A short distance from the west bank, the river current threatened to sweep a light skiff attached to the ferry under the ferry boat. Landon Skaggs and anther workman were trying to get the boat loose and it is presumed Brady Skaggs was in the act of heaving on the operating cable when the current caught the upstream edge of the ferry, partially submerging it. This put an extra strain on the cable and the “A” frame on the opposite shore to which the cable was attached overturned, jerking the cable and possibly causing it to break. At least, the jolt caused Brady Skaggs to be thrown into the water face downward. His companions on the ferry called to him to take it easy. He called back, “I’m all right and began making some efforts to swim. After staying on the surface for about 100 to 150 feet, Skaggs suddenly sank beneath the surface, his crooked stemmed pipe still clenched between his teeth.

At soon as Skaggs fell off the boat, his brother, Dearth, and Shoemaker got in the skiff and started after him. At the moment he sank they were almost to him. Hershel Lennox, of Masseville, another workman, was standing on the bank at the ferry dock and saw Skaggs thrown in the water. Seeing that Skaggs was in danger, Lennox kicked off his shoes ran along the bank until opposite the struggling man, then plunged in and attempted to swim to him. Ware’s ambulance and sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene. The ambulance brought a pulmotor and Deputy Sheriffes Rout and Lowery brought grappling hooks. A boat manned by Fred Earl and King, immediately began the work of dragging the river bottom in an attempt to raise the body. It was believed that Skaggs body was carried into a pile of brush and a back eddy along a projection in the bank. Skaggs’ wife, formerly Alta Britton of Harrison township was notified by Skaggs’ younger brother, Skaggs is survived by his wife and one son, Edward, 8. The search for Skaggs’ body was still in progress at press time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

SKEENS, Myrtle Mae (Lett)
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Skeens, 35, passed away at her home at Prichard, WV, Thursday at 1:30 a.m. after an illness of 6 months. She was a daughter of Lafayette and Martha Ferguson Lett. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Lakin Cemetery on big Hurricane with Rev. Enos Scraggs of Fort Gay, officiating. Undertaker Curtright of Louisa in charge of the burial. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lakin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Millard Hensley of Catlettsburg and Mrs. William Jackson of Huntington, and 2 brothers, Wayne Lett of Portsmouth, OH and Conley Lett of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

VANHOOSE, Raymond
Raymond Vanhoose, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vanhoose, died at the home of the parents on route 1, Louisa, Jul 9 at 11 p.m. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 with Rev. A. H. Miller officiating. Interment was made in the Garred Cemetery. Surviving are the father and mother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 15, 1932

WHEELER, Mariah (VanHoose)
Mrs. Mariah Wheeler, 84, died at the home of her son, Dan Wheeler at Paintsville at 4 o’clock Tuesday morning following a short illness. The death of Mrs. Wheeler removed one of the city’s noble Christian characters her life having been spent in the service of God, her church and her family. She has been a member of the local M. E. Church for many yeas and was a regular attendant at all services of the church until prevented by feebleness due to advanced age. Her life has been a happy, beautiful one, and worthy of emulations by the rising generation. Her death is not only a severe blow to the family, but to the church and community as well as society can ill afford to lose such Christian characters. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of one of the old and respected families of this section. She was the widow of the late Samuel Wheeler who preceded her to the grave many years ago. She is survived by one son, Dan Wheeler, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband more than 30 years ago. Funeral services were held from the Wheeler home on Second street at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in charge of her pastor, Rev. L. D.  Rounds of the M.E. Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery on the old family homestead farm, near Concord. Large crowds attended the funeral and burial to pay their last tribute of respect to a good woman. Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

WHEELER, Rachel (Salyer)
Mrs. Rachel A. Wheeler, 81, died Sunday evening at  6:15 at her home at 1302 Maryland Court, Ashland, KY, following an illness of four years. She was one of the best women of Boyd County and a devout member of the Untied Baptist Church. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Johnson County but went to Ashland 40 years ago. She leaves two sons, B. F. Wheeler of Sciotoville, OH and W. G. Wheeler of Marion, OH; one daughter, Miss Ellen Wheeler of Ashland; three brothers, S. Salyers of Ashland, and Jacob Salyers of Kansas City, MO and Henry Salyers of Alabama; three sisters, Mrs. Mart Bailey of Ashland, Mrs. William Daniel of Paintsville and Mrs. Henry Ramey of Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

WHITT, William R.
William R. Whitt, 59, died at the home of his brother, Jim Whitt, in Louisa on Thursday night of last week. He had been ill about a year and had been removed to the home of his brother for treatment only a short time before his death. He had lived a the Willis Roberts farm at Cadmus many years and was a member of the Green Valley I.O.O. F. Lodge. He was the son of James and Rachel Jordan Whitt and was industrious and trustworthy. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. H. Holbrook and burial took place in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 22, 1932

WILLIAMS, Henry Lee
Henry Lee Williams, 28, of Ashland, ended his life by drinking poison. Despondency was given as the cause. Mr. Williams is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Williams, and 3 children, Earl, Eugene and Edward. He was an employee in the Open Hearth Department at Armco. In addition to his wife and children here he leaves his father, John Williams, one brother, Taylor Williams, and 2 half sisters, Misses Geraldine and Byrling Williams, all of Morgan County. The body was taken to the old home place in Morgan County Saturday where funeral services was conducted Sunday and the body laid to rest in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 1, 1932

WILLIAMS, Sarah (Hayes)

Mrs. Sarah Williams, 62, wife of Rev. H. W. Williams, of Charley, died at her home Tuesday afternoon at 3:40 after an illness of about a month, culminating with a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the John Hayes school house with  interment in Hayes cemetery. Rev. Greene Pack and Rev. A. H. Miller officiated. She is survived by her husband, 3 brothers, Green Hayes of Georges Creek, L. C. Hayes and W. T. Hayes of Charley. Mrs. Williams was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes, deceased, prominent citizens of the county. Mrs. Williams lived at the old home place of her parents at Charley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 8, 1932

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ADAMS, Jimmie
Our darling little baby Jimmie was born Jun 19, 1932 and departed this life Aug 12 age one month and 24 days. He laves to mourn his loss father, mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters, namely, Harry, Lucien, Howard, Junior, Grethel, Gwendolin and Stella, all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

ADKINS, Sadie
Sadie Adkins, 27, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard C. Adkins of Dunlow, Jul 10, following an illness of 2 years of tuberculosis. Miss Adkins was formerly employed as waitress in the dining room of the N & W Y.M. C.A at Portsmouth, OH. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 15 months and was a devout Christian. Besides the parents, she is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Flora Maynard, Mrs. Bertha Finley, Mrs.  Bessie Salmons all of Dunlow, Delpha and Gladys Adkins at home; 3 brothers, Basil Adkins of Scioto Furnace, OH, Herbert Adkins of Dunlow and Curtis Adkins at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harrison Jude and Rev. Tom Maynard and interment made in the Smith graveyard one mile west of Dunlow, near the home of Bob Napier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

BRADLEY, Terrell
Terrell Bradley, 74, passed away at his home at Busseyville, Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock. He was a son of the late William and Elizabeth White Bradley of this county. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Smokey Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating. Interment was made in the Bradley Cemetery. Mr. Bradley had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 30 years and was an honest, industrious citizen. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Adams Bradley, 5 daughters, Mrs. Walter Davis, of Busseyville, Mrs. Willie Vanhoose, Pond Creek, KY, Mrs. Hilbert Clark of Busseyville, Mrs. Tom Carter and Mrs. Clifford Clarkson of Busseyville; 5 brothers, H. H. Bradley of Busseyville, John W. Bradley of Louisa, M. F. Bradley of Farmers, KY, Dave Bradley of Busseyville, A. J. Bradley of John’s Creek, Floyd County and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Wellman of Arkansas and Mrs. Victoria Wellman of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

BRANHAM, Mrs. W. M.
Picking a small pimple on her chin cost the life of Mrs. W. M. Branham, wife of W. M. Branham, Wheelwright merchant, who died early Monday morning at the Methodist Hospital here. Two weeks ago a small pimple formed on Mrs. Branham’s face and she opened it. For a  week it gave her no difficulty but last Thursday she suddenly became worse and her face became swollen. She was removed to the hospital here, Saturday. Mrs. Branham was born in Floyd County 53 years ago and was the daughter of Lee and Liza Hall, of Wheelwright who survive her. Besides her husband, and parents, she is survived by 11 children. Two brothers, Sill Hall and Lee Hall, Jr., both Wheelwright merchants, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Little of Wheelwright, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

BURGESS, Allen P.
Allen P. Burgess, 45, died on Thursday of last week in the Veterans Hospital in Lexington, where he had been about 2 weeks. He had been in ill health quite a while. The son of George T. Burgess and Angie Borders Burgess, members of prominent families, he was born and reared near the mouth of Georges Creek, this county, where he spent most of his life. He was married about 13 years ago by Rev. Hewlett to Miss Dora Wilson, daughter of Marion Wilson. Besides his wife and 2 sons, he is survived by 4 brothers and one sister, Malcolm and E. G. Burgess at home, Sam Burgess of Prestonsburg, George Burgess of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Julia Scarberry of Whitehouse, KY. His body was brought from Lexington to the home and funeral service was held Sunday afternoon, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa officiating. The W. O. Johnson Post, American Legion, of which he was a member was well represented and conducted their part of the service in an impressive manner. Interment was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

CAREY, Bill
Final rites for Bill Carey, Madison youth, were held in that city on Monday afternoon. He was the son of the late Mrs. Leora Carey, who passed away about a year ago this time. The latter was a sister of Henry Carey of Logan. Young Carey, who was the victim of an automobile accident in Kermit, was killed on Sunday. He never regained consciousness. He was a nephew of Mr. Carey and also Mrs. Octavia Walker, the mother of Mrs. Mona Sedinger and Mrs. D. B. Bailey, of this city. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

CARR, Sanford A.
The body of Sanford A. Carr, 57, who died Sunday morning at his home in Fort Gay, after an illness of 3 months of typhoid fever was taken Tuesday morning in the Curtright funeral car to his former home at St. Marys, WV for burial. Funeral rites were held from the St. Marys M. E. Church with the Masonic order of St. Marys officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. He had been a member of the United Brethren Church for 20 years. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. and Macabees order. Mr. Carr came to Fort Gay 20 years ago where he was employed as a pumper for the South Penn Oil Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora B. Carr, 2 daughters, Miss Emma Carr and Mrs. W. R. Frasher, of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Ritchie of Ohio, and Mrs. Henry Griffith of Pennsylvania and one brother, Arthur Carr of Fairmount, WV Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932.

CONLEY, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Conley, 31, resident of East Fork, Boyd County, died suddenly at her home late Friday afternoon. Her unexpected death came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Conley is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral services  were held Saturday afternoon from the residence. Burial was made in the Hogan graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 26, 1932

CARROLL, Floyd
Floyd Carroll, 23, brother of Mrs. Sam J. DeBord of Ashland, drowned in the lake near his home at McMilan, MI, last Wednesday and the body was recovered Friday, according to word received by Mrs. DeBord. Funeral services for the water victim, was held Saturday at McMilan with burial being made there. Carroll was the son of Mrs. John Carroll, formerly of Carter County. He visited Mrs. DeBord on several occasions. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

CHRISTIAN, James Allen
James Allen Christian, 90, prominent Wayne County farmer, died at his home on Tom’s Creek Thursday Aug 18. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Centerville Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with Rev. B. F. Curnutte officiating. Burial in Centerville cemetery. He is survived by the widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack Davis of Wayne and Mrs. F. M. Bloss of Dickson, 5 sons, J. T. and Rev. E. H. Christian of Huntington, W. A. of Price’s Creek, E. M. of Wayne, and J. D. Christian of Belfry, KY; 50 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

GAMBILL, Mary E. (Swetnam)
Mrs. Mary E. Gambill, 87, widow of the late Harry H. Gambill, died in Inglewood, CA Aug 3 at the home of Hubert Osborn. She had been visiting her many friends and relatives there at the time she was taken sick and had been confined to her room since May 3. Aunt Mollie, as she was called by all who knew her, was widely known in this county, especially for her sweet spirit of Christian charity. She had no children of her own, but she helped to rear and educate many orphan children. The following is taken from an Inglewood paper: “Give your flowers now” has always been the motto of Mrs. Gambill. For all her life she has scattered them in her kindly deeds and words. In her Kentucky home she was known as one who went about  doing good. Since she has been confined to her room the same sweet spirit of patience and thoughtfulness for others prevailed there and endeared her to all who were privileged to meet her. She was very fond of children and every  day the children of the neighborhood came to inquire how “Aunt Mollie” was and to bring her a bit of fruit or a posey. She wanted very much to be with her adopted daughter now living in Texas, but said more than once, “The Lord’s will be done,” so her body is sent back to Winchester, KY to rest by her husband. Her spirit to God who gave it.”
Funeral services were held at the grave in Winchester, KY Wednesday at 3 o’clock by Dr. Hugh McClellan, pastor of the First Christian Church. The active pallbearers were ? T. Taylor, C. B. Stewart, Pleas Hill, Jr., J. d. Kash, Clay Haggard and J.E. Walters. Honorary: C. H. Washborne, Dr. H. J. Gambill, Dr. H. H. Gambill, Rev. John Stambaugh, K. T. Cyrus, L. M. Walters  and Dr. W. L. Walters. Harry H. Gambill was a prominent and popular citizen of Blaine, Lawrence County. He represented Lawrence County and Boyd County  in the legislature. Mrs. Gambill was a daughter of Claybourn Swetnam, a leading citizen of this county. Among surviving relatives is an older sister, Mrs. Baccue Carter of Blaine. Mrs. K. T. Cyrus of Louisa is a  niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

GAULT, Emily Cornelia (Turner)
Mrs. Emily Cornelia Turner Gault died on Thursday morning of this week in a hospital at Hazard, KY. She had been ill only a few days. Death was caused by blood poison from a boil or abscess under one arm. Her condition was not considered to be serious until a day or two previous to her death. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner of Winchester, KY and granddaughter of Co. Jay H. Northup. A considerable part of her life was spent in Louisa. On last May 24 she was united in marriage to Charles A. Gault, son of the late Paul W. Gault and Mrs. Irma Remmele Gault, formerly of Louisa. The body will arrive in Louisa Fridya and will rest at the home of Mrs. Hermia Northup, aunt of the deceased. The funeral arrangements have not been announced at the time this is written. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

GIBSON, Elizabeth (Pyles)
Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, 82, died at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at her home in Shoals, WV after an illness of one week. Mrs. Gibson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Pyles, was born Dec 4, 1849 on Lynn Creek. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the last 40 years. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Newcomb Baptist Church of Shoals and burial there. She leaves 3 sons, B. F. Gibson of Chesapeake, G. H. Gibson of Huntington, and Emil  Gibson at home, 3 daughters, Mrs. C. C. Watts and Mrs. Millard Bowen of Huntington and Mrs. Walter Perdue of Ceredo; one sister, 3 brothers, 29 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

HALL, Ralph
Ralph Hall, 13, son of Mrs. Pearl Hall of Hitchins, died Monday morning at 9 o’clock in the crippled children’s ward of the Stephenson Hospital. Death was due to abscess of the right hip from which he had been suffering for 2 weeks. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock from the Hall home at Hitchins and burial was made in the Berry Cemetery there. He leaves his mother, one brother, Lawrence Hall, one sister, Gladys Hall, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hall of Hitchins and Mrs. Mary Galliher of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

HATFIELD, Roosevelt
Loosing an inflated inner tube he was using as a swimming aid, Roosevelt Hatfield, a cripple 26 year old son of Mrs. Johnson Hatfield of Williamson, drowned in the Big Sandy near Hubbardstown, Wayne County at 3 o’clock. Hatfield had only one leg as a result of a freight train accident some time ago. He swam from the West Virginia to the Kentucky side of the river without mishap, but drowned half way across on the way back. The body was recovered at 7:30 Sunday night. The young man recently of Fort Gay, was visiting his sister, Mrs. Jim Meredith of Hubbardstown and the family had gone on the swimming party. Funeral services was held at the home of Beemer Wellman, 3 miles east of Fort Gay Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock for Roosevelt Hatfield. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Columbia Hatfield, of Williamson, 3 sisters, Mrs. James Meredith of Hubbardstown, Mrs. Clyde Frazier of Fort Gay and Miss Jennie Hatfield of Williamson and 2 brothers, Walter and Reynolds of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

HUGHES
The 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Hughes died at Martin Sunday. Burial was made in the James Hicks Cemetery on Brush Creek Monday. The little victim is survived by the bereaved parents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

JAMES, William John
The body of William John James, 52, who died Wednesday morning at 5:30 at the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, where he was recently operated upon for appendicitis, was brought to Louisa on C & O passenger train no. 37 and taken in charge by the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 at the M. E. Church, South Friday morning at Fort Gay with the Vinson Masonic Lodge officiating. Interment will be made in the Frazier Cemetery. Mr. James was born in England, a son of Charles and Sarah James. He came to Fort Gay a few years ago and married the widow of V. D. See. For the past 2 years they have resided in Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

JOBE, Lizzie (Kitchen)
Mrs. Lizzie Kitchen Jobe, wife of Felix Jobe, of Gladys, died Friday night and was buried Sunday in the Jobe Cemetery at Shady Jobe. Mrs. Jobe was a patient sufferer for years and death was a deliverance to all her pains. She is survived by her husband and  brothers, Rev. Dave Kitchen of Gladys, Flem and John Kitchen of Dennis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Webb of Overda and Mrs. Bob Chaffin of Fallsburg. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

LYONS, Florence (Pigg)
Catlettsburg—Mrs. Florence Pigg Lyons died at 1:30 Wednesday morning at the Richmond-Cottrell Clinic after an illness of 2 weeks. She was 32 years old a the time of her death. Mrs. Lyons was a native of Louisa, KY, but moved to this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Pigg, a number of years ago. She attended the Catlettsburg public schools where she was a popular student. The deceased was also a member of the First M. E. Church of this city. She is survived by her husband, Walter Lyons, one son, James Walter, 11, and a daughter Mary Jane, 9. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Pigg, Sr., of Center Street; one brother, James Pigg, Jr., and 4 sisters, Mrs. Charles Wechler, Mrs. Cecil Hale, Miss Carrie Pigg, all of Catlettsburg and Miss Nancy Pigg of Washington, D. C. also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Pigg, on Center Street, Friday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. J. T. Martin, pastor of the First M. E. Church, of this city will officiate, assisted by Rev. A. T. Cox of the South Ashland M. E. Church. Burial will be made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Miss Nancy Pigg arrived in Catlettsburg, Wednesday from Washington, D.C. where she has been called by the death of her sister. Miss Pigg holds a position in the Treasury Department in Washington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 26 1932

MARCUM, Homer
Injuries received about noon Saturday when he attempted to hop a freight train near the Northeast Lumber Company proved fatal at 3:30 Saturday afternoon for Homer Marcum, 19, of Nolan. The youth died in the Williamson Memorial Hospital. With another Nolan youth, young Marcum, attempted to hop a freight train to go to Nolan. The train was traveling at such a rate of speed that Marcum could not hoist himself upon the ladder which he clutched at the end of one of the cars. He was dragged some distance and flung partly beneath the train. His left leg was severed near the hip and his right foot was cut off. The body was removed from the hospital to the F. P. Allen Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Goff Cemetery, opposite Nolan. The youth was the son of Mose Marcum of Nolan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

MASSIE, Norman
Norman Massie, 53, died in Portsmouth, OH, Wednesday. He was a son of George Massie, of Hubbardstown, WV. He had been a brakeman and conductor on the N & W Railway and had been an employee of the railroad more than 30 years. His death followed an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral and burial at Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 26, 1932

MCGINNIS, Lucius B.
Lucius B. McGinnis, 78, who was killed by an automobile at Forsythe, GA last Friday, will be returned to Dickson, Wayne County for burial. Funeral plans await arrival of the remains. Mr. McGinnis was en route home after a visit to his son at Jupiter, FL. He was a lifelong resident of this section. For many years he was employed as a traveling salesman. He leaves his widow, one son, Frank of Jupiter, FL;  2 daughters, Mrs. Lula Wilkinson of Morgantown, and Mrs. Bertie Smith of Lavalette and 2 brothers, Grant B. McGinnis of Lavalette and Flavis McGinnis of Huntington. He also leaves 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

MILLER,
The 7 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller of Dock, died Saturday afternoon while the babe’s parents were milking, near the home. Left lhying on the bed, the child squirmed to the end of the bed and dropped between the foot of the bed and the bedsprings where its neck was twisted, until broken. Burial of the little victim was made Sunday at Dock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19,1 932

MOORE, Dr. John
Dr. John Moore, 53, died at his home in Dunbar, WV, on Wednesday morning Jul 27, 1932. He was practicing medicine in Mt. Lookout, WV up until about a year ago, when his health failed him; he retired from the practice of his profession and moved to Dunbar. Dr. Moore is survived by his widow, Mrs. Aneth Moore, one young daughter, Betty Jo Moore at home and 2 sons, Clyde Moore and Woodward Moore of Columbus, OH, 3 brothers, Dr. L. C. Moore of Cannonsburg, KY, B. F. Moore and Judge R. C. Moore of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Ball of Mattie and a step mother, Mrs. Mary E. Moore of Louisa. Dr. Moore was a son of Garland J. Moore, deceased of Wilbur, KY. He was a graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati, OH where he received his degree in 1907. He practiced medicine at the National Indian reservations, near Spokane, WA for a number of years and returned to Kentucky in 1916. He then located in a coal field at Summersville, WV for a while, later going to Mt. Lookout. He always enjoyed talking of the goodness of God and died in a Christian hope. Funeral services conducted by a former pastor from Summersville. Burial in Grandview Cemetery at Dunbar. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

MOORE, Nola
In memory of our daughter and sister, Mrs. Nola Moore, who departed this life May 24, 1930. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

MULLINS, Pearl
Pearl Mullins passed away at the hospital in Ashland after an illness of 5 days. She was employed by the Carroll Mining Company for 2 years before her death, living at Rush, KY. Those surviving are father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mullins of Rush, 6 brothers, Frank, Tandy, Samuel, John, Giles of Rush and Carr of Ward, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

PERRY, William Huston
In loving memory of William Huston Perry, who departed this life Jul 22, age 11 months and 10 days. He was sick only a short time until the angels took him to that sweet place of rest. He leaves to mourn his loss, a loving father and mother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

POTTERS, Cynthia
Cynthia, the 16 year old daughter of Mrs. Lula Potters, of Hoods Run, was struck in the temple by a rock thrown by her brother, Sunday evening, and is in a serious condition at the Stephenson Hospital at Ashland. Her skull was crushed. Marion Potter, aged 17, who threw the rock, came home drunk from a baseball game at Hoods, according to the neighbors, and seeing his sister with Frank Sheppard, aged 21 of Floyd County, to whom Cynthia is engaged to be married, threw a large rock at him and when he ducked, his sweetheart was struck. She was removed to the hospital and her condition is said to be serious. There are 3 boys and 3 girls in the Potter family and a free fro all fight occurred after the girl had been knocked cold by her brother. Miss Potters died at 11:45 Tuesday night without regaining consciousness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

PRATER, Cynthia
West Liberty, KY—Mrs. Cynthia Prater, 60, wife of Crit Prater, died at her home on Vance Fork, 8 miles east of here late Thursday after an illness of several days. Mrs. Prater was well known in the eastern part of the county where she was born and reared and had many relatives and friends in that section. Among her survivors are her husband, 3 sons, Oscar, Kiser and Malcolm Prater and 2 daughters, one Mrs. Ed McGraw of Ashland. She is also survived by several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

PRATER, Wilbur
Wilbur Prater, aged about 40, died at the Paintsville Hospital following an operation. Mr. Prater was one of the best citizens of Paintsville where he had resided for the past 20 years having moved here from Magoffin County. Mr. Prater was stricken while at work the day before his death and died the next day. He had been suffering from stomach trouble for some time, but his condition was not thought to be serious. A small hole had been eaten through the stomach and had become infected before  an operation could be performed. The body was taken to Salyersville for burial Friday evening. Besides his widow he is survived by 2 sons, Paul and Wilbur. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

PRICHARD, Leander Bud
Greenup—Two o’clock Saturday morning, saw the close of a long and useful life when Leander “Bud” C. Prichard, 85, died suddenly of apoplexy at his home near here. Mr. Prichard moved here from Elliott County several years ago, after purchasing the old Worthington farm, which is located at Sandy Falls. While a resident of Elliott County, he was elected to the Senate on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Prichard was affectionately known as “Bud” throughout Greenup-, Boyd, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence Counties. Mr. Prichard is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Kitchen Prichard, and the following children: Mrs. Laura Turner, Lexington, William A. Prichard and L. N. Prichard, of Morehead, Charles Prichard and Mrs. Carrie King of Willard, Mrs. E. B. Green, Wrigley, KY, Mrs. W. A. Caskey, West Liberty and Georgia Kitchen of Greenup. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Grayson at 11 o’clock Monday morning. Mr. Prichard was well known by many Lawrence County people, having been the state Senator from this district when Lawrence County was included in his district. He gave his entire attention to farming after moving to Greenup County. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

RICE, Cynthia (Holbrook)
Mrs. Cynthia Holbrook Rice, wife of Dr. Nelson T. Rice, died at her home at Martha on Thursday of last week. Her death followed a 2 weeks illness. She was a daughter of William and Elizabeth Holbrook who came from North Carolina in 1821. She is survived by her husband, aged 86 years and one son, Dr. Con B. Rice. Mrs. Rice was a woman of strong intellect and exemplary character. Her neighbors speak of her in the most complimentary terms, recalling her useful life and kindly ministrations. With her husband’s long service as a physician this worthy people has been a blessing to the Blaine community. Funeral service was held at the home of Rev. Jesse Holbrook, of Louisa, conducting the rites under the direction of Pigg Undertakers. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

RIGSBY, Lewis M.
Lewis M. Rigsby, 71, died at his home at Kilgore, KY Friday at 4 o’clock after an illness of 5 months. Mr. Rigsby had resided at Kilgore for the past 26 years. Those surviving are his widow Mrs. Laura Rigsby of Kilgore, Lon Rigsby of Kilgore, Cecil Rigsby of Kilgore, Wert Rigsby, Hank Rigsby and Jake Rigsby of Twin Branch, WV, Mrs. Elmer Thomas, Kilgore, Mrs.  Bettie Withrow, Lewisbug, WV, and Miss Hattie Rigsby of Kilgore. Funeral service was held and burial followed at Cain Creek, Greenup County. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 7, 1932

SALYERS, Mrs. William
Mrs. William Salyers, 77, died at her home at Potter Friday after an illness of more than 2 years. She was a daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. John J. Jordan, prominent business man and large land owner of Louisa and Lawrence County. Funeral service was conducted at the home Saturday afternoon with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. The body was brought to  Louisa by Pigg Undertaking establishment, and interred in Pine Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, Wayne Salyers of Potter, John Salyers of Beaver Creek, 2 daughters, Mrs. James N. Meek of Paintsville, and Mrs. George Skeens of Oklahoma and 3 sisters, Mrs. W. A. Berry and Mrs. Permelia Sturgell Tackett of Ashland and Mrs. G. C. Short of Yatesville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932
SHORTRIDGE, Evelyn
Evelyn Shortridge, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Shortridge, of this place, died Monday in the Golden Rule Hospital, Paintsville, following an operation. Miss Shortridge was taken to the hospital about 5 days prior to her death. She had a number of relatives in this vicinity and leaves many friends. Besides her parents, she is survived by 9 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday here by Rev. Isaac Stratton and by the Rev. Vaughan, with burial following in the Weddington cemetery here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

SIGGERS, Julia
Mrs. Julia Siggers, formerly of McVeigh, KY, died at her home at Institute, WV last Sunday. The body was brought to Williamson and prepared for burial. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at 11 from the McVeigh Church. Rev. S. D. Berger, pastor of the United Holiness Church officiated. Mrs. Siggers is survived by one sister and 7 sons and daughters as follows: Joseph and Ephriam both of McVeigh, R. A. Siggers, who is attending West Virginia State College, Ollie and Annie Siggers, of Institute and Lavinia Simpson of McVeigh. The husband of the deceased, the Rev. Ephriam Siggers was the victim of a mine accident in 1920. Burial was a McVeigh. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 5, 1932

SMITH, Walter
Burns sustained Jul 24 when a can of gasoline exploded, caused the death of Walter Smith, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Smith, of Sidney, WV. Young Smith passed away, Wednesday evening at 8:30 at a local hospital where he had been since the accident occurred. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of his parents, with Rev. Albert Damron, of Wayne, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home, under the direction of the funeral director Curtright. He is survived by his father and mother, Boyd and Nora Ferguson Smith, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ernest Fields and Mrs. Bill Jackson, of Sidney, and Miss Marjorie Smith at home, 5 brothers, Herman of Minnesota, Bill, Taylor, Ralph and Boyd, Jr., at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Smith and W. H. Ferguson of Sidney and one aunt, Mrs. Lewis Aliff of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

STEPHENS, Delilah (Hale)
Mrs. Delilah Hale Stephens, 57, wife of Alex Stephens, of Dock, and mother of Henry Stephens, Jr., of this place, dropped dead at her home at 8:30 Wednesday morning a victim of heart disease. Mrs. Stephens was making soap, apparently in good health though she had been complained of dizziness, when she was stricken. She  died 5 minutes later without speaking. The daughter of the late Samuel Hale, well known Floyd County man, Mrs. Stephens was born in June 1875 and died at the home in which she was born and reared. Living the quiet, sequestered life of the old fashioned mother, she was loved by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son and 2 daughters, H. C. Stephens, Jr., Mrs. Cynthia Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Ella Miller. Two sisters and 5 brothers also survive; Mrs. Martha Shepherd and Mrs. Mary Stephens, Seymour, Mrs. George Hale, Goodloe, John Hale of Indiana, James Hale of California, Jack Hale of Oklahoma and Ben Hale of Nebraska. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home, the Rev. James Owens officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

STEPP, Tom
Tom Stepp, 34, Naugatuck, WV, was fatally injured Saturday near Welch, WV, when he was thrown from a train. Stepp had been away from home about a month working and had started home when the fatal accident happened. One leg and one arm was amputated in an effort to save his life. Stepp said his foot was caught in a wire that was near the railroad jerking him from the top of the train. He died 6 hours after the accident. The remains were taken to the family cemetery near Naugatuck, WV for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

Injuries sustained Saturday afternoon when he was knocked from a Norfolk and Western freight train at Hemphill proved fatal to Thomas Stepp,35 of Naugatuck, who died at the Grace Hospital, Welch, WV. Stepp was returning to his home at Naugatuck after a visit with relatives at Christiansburg, VA. Three other men were riding in the box car with him, as the train crossed over a small bridge over Tug River at Hemphill, it was apparent that one of Stepp’s legs which were dangling our the door of the car, struck a section of the bridge. He was knocked from the car and fell through the bridge and onto the river bank. Had he fallen into the river, he probably would have been drowned. The injured man was found about 15 minutes after the accident. Both legs and right are were broken, one leg and one arm being badly mangled. Stepp received numerous lacerations in the head and body. He regained consciousness before being recovered lying on the river bank. Other occupants of the car were unable to learn the fate of their companion as the train shot into the tunnel only a few yards from the bridge. The deceased is survived by his widow, mother and father and the following children, Thurmond, Carnan, Lillian, Allene and Naomi Stepp. He as a cousin to the chief of police at Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932
TEEL, John A.
John A. Teel, 61, of Shoals, Wayne County, who died Thursday at the home of his sisters, Misses Edna and Addie Teel, Huntington, was buried Saturday in Teel Cemetery on Buffalo Creek, following funeral services at the home of a brother, W. H. Teel of Shoals, with Rev. Henry Mullins of Shoals and Rev. H. M. Eastes of Tucker Memorial Church, officiating. Besides the 2 sisters and brother he is survived by 2 other sisters, Mary and Martha Teel of Shoals. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

WATKINS, Robert C.
A long career as engineer on the C & O Railroad, starting in 1899, was ended last Wednesday with the death of Robert C. Watkins. Mr. Watkins had been ill for some time, and his death occurred in a Lexington Hospital. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Watkins home, in Ashland. Rev. Johnson officiated. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Made engineer in 1904, Mr. Watkins had been on the road ever since with no break in his record. He was nearing his 50th birthday. Those who survive Mr. Watkins are his widow, Mrs. Lola Watkins, a son, William Powell Watkins, a daughter, Sarah Katherine, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

WELLS, Kate (Dovall)
The death of Mrs. Kate Dovall Wells, who resided at Sandy Hook, KY, occurred Tuesday  Mrs. Wells was a sister of the late Mrs. Cora Dovall Savage, who preceded her in death about 2 months ago. Mrs. Wells was at Hitchins to attend the funeral of her sister and apparently was enjoying good health. She was ill only a few days. She is survived by 2 brothers at Hitchins, Howard and Eugene Dovall and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Jones of Olive Hill and Mrs. Jennie Blankenship of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 19, 1932

WHEELER, George Washington
Last rites for George Washington Wheeler, 72, prominent resident of Catlettsburg, were held from the Clyffeside Baptist Church with Rev. Alonzo Wright of  Wheelersburg, OH, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Harlan Montgomery of Lucasville, OH. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler passed away Tuesday night at his home following a brief illness. Before his retirement he was a well known and popular merchant and his death came as a shock to his many friends. Mr. Wheeler was a member of Hampton Lodge No. 235 F & AM. He had been a devoted member of the United Baptist Church for the past 37 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Wheeler, 5 sons, J. A. Wheeler, Portland, OH; S. D. Wheeler, Lexington, KY, H. P. Wheeler, Portsmouth, OH, and A. M. Wheeler and D. J. Wheeler of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Earl G. Ross of Somerset, KY and 4 brothers, L. Wheeler of Lucasville, OH, Rev. Charles Wheeler of Wheelersburg, D. J. Wheeler of Paintsville, KY and J. C. Wheeler of Wheelersburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 12, 1932

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SEPTEMBER

ADKINS, J. L.
An injury received while at work on the tipple of the mine of the Utilities Elkhorn Coal Company at Boldman 3 months ago cost the life of J.L. Adkins, 4?, of Owsley, who died at the Methodist hospital Pikeville. Adkins was born in Pike County, and was the son of George W. and Sinda Ball Adkins. Besides his father, the victim is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hester Adkins, and 5 sons. Mrs.  Sarah Blair, of Prichard, WV is a sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

AKERS, John R.
John R. Akers, 91, of Kenova, died at his home Sunday following a brief illness. Funeral services were held from the residence in Kenova. Burial on Gragston Creek, Wayne County, in the Akers Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, 10 children, and 60 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

BALL, James
Crushed between the end of an overhead crane and a building column, James Ball, 56, pipe fitter, of Portsmouth, OH, and an employee of One Portsmouth Works, Wheeler Steel Corporation, was fatally injured while working in the steel plant Wednesday. He was injured about 3 p.m. and died in Schirmann Hospital from internal injuries at 5 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Ball was born in Wayne, WV and lived in Portsmouth for 22 years. He is survived by 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

BLANKENSHIP, Henry D.
The body of Henry D. Blankenship, 33, who died Thursday at Chillicothe, OH, was brought to the home of Crin Hall a the mouth of Lick Creek, near Louisa, where funeral service was held Saturday afternoon. Rev. Willie Sparks of Blaine, officiated, with  interment in the Smokey Valley Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship sustained burns in a gas explosion in a garage where he was employed at Chillicothe, OH Tuesday of last week. He died Thursday. He was formerly a mechanic for the Swiss Oil Corporation at Union Camps, this county, and left here about 6 weeks ago for Chillicothe. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Vance Blankenship, and one daughter. Also his father, who lives at Logan, WV. Later L. D. Blankenship, 76, the father, died at his home at Logan the next day after hearing of his son’s death. Shock from the news is supposed to have hastened his death. The body was taken to Floyd County, his former home for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

BRADSHAW, Caroline (Adkins)
Mrs. Caroline Bradshaw, 67, of Wayne, Route 2, died on Millers Fork, Sep 8, following an illness of 11 days of complications. She was born Dec 9, 1864, the daughter of Jones and Louisa Adkins. She was married Jan 26, 1887, to C.G. Bradshaw, who survives. The deceased had lived in Wayne County all her life and had been a member of the Christian Church for 30 years. Besides the husband, she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Lou Spurlock of Griffithsville, Mrs. Phoebe Dulcie of Holland, Mrs. Ella Adkins of Lavalette, Mrs. Maude Dean, Joe Bradshaw and Mack Bradshaw of Wayne, Route 2, 3 daughters and 3 sons are dead; 36 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Josie Lester of Barboursville and Mrs. Evaline Harless of Branchland, one brother, Girard Adkins of East Lynn. Funeral services were conducted at the Bradshaw Cemetery on Millers Fork by Rev.  Sanders Lester, Rev. Grady Gilkerson and Rev. Bud Smith Friday where burial was made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

BROWN, Frank
Brief funeral service for Frank Brown, 72, who died in Ashland was held Friday from the home there, for those who could not make the trip to Borders Chapel in Lawrence County, where the main service took place. Rev. O.W. Grow, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church was in charge of the service with Rev.  Kalo, of Gallup, KY, assisting. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Julia Brown, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers and 17 grandchildren. He was a native of this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

CAUDILL, Livingston
Funeral rites were held Sunday from the home at Cordell, this county for Livingston Caudill, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Caudill, whose death occurred last Friday night after a short illness of peritonitis developing from a ruptured appendix. Interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Miss Irene Caudill at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

CHAFFIN, Mitchell
Stepping from a parked car into the path of another machine, Mitchell Chaffin, 22 year old miner of near Crum, was instantly killed Tuesday evening of last week. Young Chaffin, who was married, is the son of Albert Chaffin. He obtained a ride in a car to a point about a mile above Crum, preparatory to going to his home on the opposite side of the river. The youth stepped across the road without noting the approach of another car and was fatally hurt. The driver of the car, an Ohio traveling salesman, stopped his machine as quickly as possible. Some witnesses of the accident exonerated the man of blame and he was not held by investigators, according to news reaching this paper. A $10,000 damage suit was instituted in Mingo County Circuit Court growing out of this accident. The suit was brought against George A. Smith and the Paramount-Publix Picture Corporation. Smith, district manager of the film company, was driving the car which injured the youth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

CHILDERS, Mrs. Don
Mrs. Don Childers, 32, of Prestonsburg, died at a hospital in Ashland Tuesday night. She had been ill for the last 3 weeks. Mrs. Childers is survived by her husband, 2 children, Don Carlos, Jr., 9 years old and Glendon Forest, 2 years old and by her mother, Mrs. Nellie Bingham of Prestonsburg, 5 sisters, Mrs. William Langley of Ashland, Mrs. Minnie Music of Dinwood, Mrs. Tennie Sanders, Mrs. Bertha Alley, Mrs. Josephine Hall and 3 brothers, Sam, George and John Bingham all of Prestonsburg. The body was removed to the home of Forest Childers in Ashland and taken to Prestonsburg Thursday. Funeral service will be held from the M. E. Church at Prestonsburg Friday morning at 10. Burial will be made in the Mays Cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932
Last rites for Mrs. Bess Childers, wife of Don Childers, who died Aug 30 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, were held from the M. E. Church, South, here Friday afternoon, with the Rev. J. M. Helm officiating. Burial was made in the May Cemetery under the direction of E. P. Arnold. The funeral service was attended by many sorrowing friends and relatives of Mrs. Childers, who was known as one of Floyd County’s best women. The body was brought to Prestonsburg Thursday to the home of a brother, Sam Bingham. Besides this brother, her mother, Mrs. Nettie Bingham and the following brothers and sisters survive, Mrs. Fred Saunders, Mrs. Tom Alley and Mrs. Alex Hall, Prestonsburg, Mrs. W. M. Langley, Ashland, Mrs. Grant Music, Alphoretta, John Bingham, Stone, and George Bingham, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

COMPTON, Logan T.
While in the Matewan drug store last Saturday evening Logan T. Compton, widely known salesman for the Persinger Supply Company suffered a stroke of apoplexy from which he died 2 hours later. Mr. Compton was a native of Russell County, VA but had made his hoem in Matewan for the past 19 years. He conducted a grocery business in Matewan for 10 years. He had returned only Friday from attending the funeral of his grandmother in Virginia. Decedent is survived by his wife  and 3 daughters, Ruth, Virginia and June. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Matewan Methodist Church with Rev. W. A. Grose and Rev. H. L. Phillips in charge. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the burial which was made in the Buskirk Cemetery. Mr. Compton was a 32nd degree mason and an member of the shrine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

COPLEY, Kinnie
Kinnie Copley died at Logan Aug 30 of blood poisoning. Mr. Copley was burned 5 months ago when a can of powder exploded and he never fully recovered. He was first married to Miss Willie Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Webb of Genoa. One son, Garland of the first marriage, his widow and 2 other children survive, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aley Copley of Genoa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

 

ESTEP, Charles W.
Charles W. Estep, 32, foreman of the C. W. Hutchinson Company, died Thursday at his residence at Guyandotte, WV. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. Reece officiating. He was a brother of Mrs. P. ?. Adkis of Auxier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

FARRA, John
Whether John Farra, 45, whose lifeless body was found early Sunday morning, near the east bound track in West Williamson, was murder or was the victim of an accident may be established within the next few days by local authorities. Farra, who lived in West Williamson, was one of a fishing party of three, the others being, R. L. Copley, assistant prosecutor and “Chief” Maynard, that spent part of Saturday night on the bank of Tug River not far from the West Williamson tunnel. Mr. Copley left the others about 9 o’clock Saturday night, going to his home, and Farra, according to McCoy, left about midnight. On leaving, Farra told Maynard he was going home to get something to eat, promising to return or send his son back with food for Maynard. Soon after daylight Sunday Farra’s lifeless body was found about 15 feet from the east bound main track by Mack McCoy. His neck was broken, one eye blackened and there was a deep gash several inches long on his head. His face was bruised and there were other marks of violence.

The point where Farra’s body lay was a direct line from he fishing camp to his home, the way he naturally would have traveled. While it is possible Farra was struck by a train certain circumstances tend to show that he was killed and his body placed near the track. A local taxi driver is said to have given a valuable lead to the officers. His story involves  women, one a resident of Dan’s Branch and the other of East Williamson. A circumstance that apparently supports the accident theory in that Farra’s shoes were found near the body. He was carrying them when he left the fishing camp. Officers have been puzzled because no blood was found in the vicinity of the body although the gash on the head had bled profusely. Dr. J. C. Lawson, county health officer, who viewed the body, states that Farra had been dead 2 or 3 hours when the body was found, placing the time of death between 3 and 4 o’clock. The deceased was a former resident of the Dunlow section of Wayne County and leaves a large circle of  friends, relatives and acquaintances. He lived in Williamson for the past 9 years and was the son of J. J. (Bud) and Mollie Farra, formerly of East Lynn. His mother, who now lives at Pulaski, VA is at present visiting Mrs. G. T. Farra at Wayne. Other surviving relatives include the widow who was before marriage, Miss Armilda Copley, cousin of J. Walter and Leonard Copley, well known Williamson attorneys; also the brother and one son. Two  sisters also survive, Mrs.  H. F. Noe of Gilbert and Mrs. T. J. Ferguson of Wheelersburg, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

HALL, Sam
Sam Hall, well known man of Lackey, Floyd County, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin last Tuesday of typhoid fever and dysentery. He had been ill for several weeks. Burial was made in the Tom Martin Cemetery at West Garrett, with the Rev. Allen of Garrett and a minister of the Methodist Church, officiating. He is survived by his wife and 4 blind children, according to available reports. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

HOWARD, Benjamin J.
Benjamin J. Howard, son of William Howard, was born at Swampton, KY, Sep 27, 1872 and died at his home at Armstrong, KY, 14, 1932. He was 59 years, 11 months and 14 days of age. He had been ill with paralysis for the past 10 days. He was united in marriage to Lucy B. Hatcher of Prestonsburg, Nov 18, 1896. To this union were born 5 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Lucy B. Howard, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald Henderson and Mrs. Lacy Howard of Armstrong, also one daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Anna Howard, of Middletown, OH and one brother, Green Howard of Frankfort, KY. He was a member of the Christian Church and a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows of Somerset and was a veteran of Troop B. First Kentucky Calvary of the Spanish-American War. The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. P. G. Henderson, Thursday and interment made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

JACOBS, Jeff
Jeff Jacobs, ?58, died Aug 24, 1932. He was married to Lillie Coffee, 36 years ago and there was born to that union 6 children: Henry Jacobs of Paintsville, KY, Oliver Jacobs of Wharton, WV, Florence Jacobs at home. He next married Addie Jones and 7 children were born to this union. Two sisters, Mary Jacobs of Greenup and Mrs. Artie Savage of Portsmouth, 2 brothers, Bob and Newton Jacobs, also survive. Burial in Buffalo Cemetery, Saturday by the side of his wife. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 9, 1932

JORDAN, William Sylvester
William Sylvester Jordan, 71, died at his home here Friday night after a brief illness of heart ailment. He was a son of the late Hiram and Nancy Chaffin Jordan, of this county, and had spent practically all his life in Lawrence County. Funeral services was held Sunday morning at 10 at the Saunders’s Cemetery, one mile east of Blaine, with Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. Jesse Holbrooks of Louisa officiating. His wife preceded him in death about 6 months ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Fannie Daniels of Paintsville and Mrs. Arby Thompson of Ellen, one son, M. L. Jordan of Columbus, OH; 4 brothers, Z. Jordan of Ledocio, KY, H. A. Jordan of Portsmouth, OH, and M. L. and Scott Jordan of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

JUDE, Clarence
Becoming exhausted when he attempted to swim Tug River at Thacker Sunday morning at 11:30, Clarence Jude, 15 year old cripple, disappeared beneath the water and was drowned before several companions could rescue him, The body was recovered by searchers between 30 and 45 minutes after the youth sank to the bottom and although several men worked 2 hours they were unable to restore life. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Jude, parents of the boy, were at Freeburn attending church when the drowning occurred. Companions of the boys said they had gone in swimming and had been in the water a short time when someone in the party challenged the crippled boy to swim to the other side. The youth started and after going about half the distance he became too tired to continue and sank to the bottom, the water being over his head at that point.  Young Jude’s companions made an effort to locate  him and when they failed a call for help was sent out, several men responding. Fred Litteral one of the searchers, located the body and brought it to the surface. The youth according to the parents had been warned against going in the water as he had been rescued from drowning on two previous occasions. The victim of the drowning leaves brothers and sisters in addition to other relatives. Funeral services were held at Sprigg, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 9, 1932

KAZEE, Abbie (Helton)
Mrs. Abbie Helton Kazee, widow of the late J. P. Kazee, of near Salyersville, died at the Paintsville Hospital last Monday morning after an illness of several weeks from blood poisoning contracted from a broken arm. Death came just 2 months after the death of her husband. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Mash Fork Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

LITTLE, Willard
Released from the Floyd County jail Monday under $10,000 bond after he had been indicted by the grand jury in session here for the murder of Estill Little, 17 year old Wheelwright youth, Deputy Constable “Pistol” Joe Hall faced another murder charged Wednesday upon the death of Willard Little, father of Estill Little, at his home at Wheelwright. The father has lain paralyzed since the night of Aug 4 from the effects of the officer’s bullet. Hall himself was wounded in the shooting affray which took place at Wheelwright, and after being treated at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, was brought to jail here. He required medical attention, during the week he was in jail and is said to have been in poor condition when released, though it is believed that he will fully recover. Estill Little was instantly killed when he and his father faced the officer in gun battle. Arrest of Hall was asked Wednesday afternoon by relatives of the Littles. Willard Little died Wednesday and the grand jury was not appraised of his passing in time to make a second indictment against Hall before adjourning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

LLOYD, Lucien
Lucian Lloyd, 56, of near Kenova, died Saturday at his home following an illness of 9 months. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday at 10, Rv. Lawrence Dickerson of Prospect, OH, assisted by Rev. A. H. Perkins, pastor of the Kenova M. E. Church, South, officiated and burial was in the family cemetery near Wayne. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Addie Lloyd, father, J. W. Lloyd, 2 brothers, Fletcher and Okey Lloyd and 2 sisters, Mrs. Della Chaffin of East Lynn and Mrs. Bessie Staley of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

MCDANIEL, Jack
Jack McDaniel, 24, was fatally injured in an automobile wreck on the Pikeville-Williamson Highway, at Meta, KY, Sunday night while on his way to Pikeville to see a girlfriend and died just before reaching the hospital. The automobile, driven by a man named Jennings, left the road on a curve near the bridge over John’s Creek. McDaniel was crushed about the chest and abdomen. Jennings and a third occupant of the car, escaped injury. McDaniel was employed by the Cinderella Boot and Shoe Shop at Williamson and spent last week in Pikeville in charge of an exhibit at the Hatcher Hotel. He was formerly of Johnson City TN. The body was removed to Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

MEADE, Arnold
Arnold Meade, 17, son of Joe Meade, of Paintsville, died Saturday Sep 10, as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident on Sep 2. He had been a patient in the Paintsville Hospital from the time of the accident. He was buried in the South Side Cemetery. According to reports reaching Paintsville the boy was riding on the running board of a truck. The truck is alleged to have been crowded off the road by a passenger bus and that young Meade was caught between the truck and a large rock. The accident occurred on the Garrett highway near West Liberty. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

MEEK, Ed
Ed Meek, 82, father of John H. Meek, Huntington attorney, who died Wednesday of last week at his home near Dunlow, Wayne County, was buried at Preston Cemetery on Twelve Pole, following a graveside service at 11 o’clock Friday morning, Rev. C. Cole officiating. Mr. Meek was born near Louisa, the son of Henry Meek and Betsy Sperry, his wife. Both the Meeks and the Sperrys were early settlers in the Big Sandy country and have taken prominent part in its development. In his earlier manhood, Mr. Meek engaged extensively in the timber business on the headwaters of Twelve Pole. Later he established himself on the farm near Dunlow. His first wife, Amy Kirk Meek, died during the infancy of her only child, John H. Meek. Subsequently Mr. Meek married Miss Mary Wellman. She died 5 years ago. Surviving children of the second marriage are 2 sons, Pat Meek and Ed Meek, Jr. of Dunlow and 2 daughters, Mrs. J. M. Clark, of Dunlow and Mrs. Jacob See of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

MEEK, Warren M.
Warren M. Meek, 62, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Meek in Paintsville Tuesday after a few days illness from blood poisoning. Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Meek visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Meek near Auxier and found Mr. Meek suffering from what was thought to be an infected face caused from shaving. He was brought to Paintsville for medical treatment and remained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meek until his death, where everything possible was done to save his life. Mr. Meek was very prominent in this section where he was well known. He was a son of Green Meek, one of the most prominent business men of his day and was the only brother of Mrs. Alice Mayo of Ashland. For a number of years he had resided on his farm at the mouth of Johns Creek, near Auxier. He had been in charge of his sister’s business for some time and looked after legal matters of the Mayo estate. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jennie (Stratton) Meek and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Harmon. Mr. Meek was the first owner of the Paintsville Herald, having established the paper in 1901, but disposed of the plant and business to the present ownership about 20 years ago. He had had wide experience as a newspaper man and was considered one of the best writers in this section of Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted from the J. N. Meek residence Thursday at 10:30 with Rev. W. L. Canter in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mayo Cemetery. The death of Warren M. Meek removes one of the best known citizens of this section., who has been prominent in the business and social life of the county for more than a quarter of a century. Paintsville Herald. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

MORRIS, George
The death of George Morris, 48, of Buchanan occurred Saturday at his home after a year’s illness of cancer. His wife and 5 children survive. Funeral and burial took place Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

MULLINS, Mrs. Dave
In memory of Mrs. Dave Mullins, who departed this life Aug 16 age 47 years. She was a faithful loving wife, mother and sister. She leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn her passing. She was a faithful sister of the Pentecostal Church. Her body was taken to McClure, VA where funeral services were held. Interment took place in the family cemetery there. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, and one daughter and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

OSBORNE, Dosh
Dosh Osborne, of Eastern, prominent Floyd County farmer, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a coal train at a point across Beaver Creek from Maytown at 2 o’clock Friday morning. Mr. Osborne was about 52 years old. Death came instantly, the victim’s skull being badly crushed. Engineer of the train, stated following the tragedy that he saw Mr. Osborne lying with his head on the rail but could not stop the train in time to avoid hitting him.  The deceased was a son of the late Bill Osborne and was well known throughout this county. Surviving him is his widow, Mrs. Rhoda Stephens Osborne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

PERRY, Everett
Everett Perry, 60, died at his home at Whitehouse Thursday Sep 14, one day after receiving fatal injuries in a car wreck which occurred on the Garrett Highway near the Richmond home about 2 miles east of Paintsville. Mr. Perry and his son in law, a Mr. Delaney, were in the car. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

PRESTON, John H.
John H. Preston, 79, prominent real estate man and merchant of Paintsville for many years, died Sunday afternoon. He had been in poor health for the last 2 months, suffering from a heart ailment. Mr. Preston was head of the firm known as John H. Preston & Son, a ladies ready-to-wear store and had long been recognized as one of the city’s leading business men. He was a member of the M.  E. Church. He is survived by his widow, one son, Mack Preston, one brother, Clayton Preston of Van Lear, one sister, Mrs. Len Spradlin, of Auxier. Funeral service was held from the home Tuesday morning at 10 with burial following in the family burial ground on Left Beaver. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

ROBINSON, Roy
Roy Robinson died on Monday of this week in the State Hospital in Lexington. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Robinson, of Walbridge, formerly of Louisa. His father went to Lexington Tuesday and brought the body back and it was taken to Inez on Wednesday for burial. Besides the parents he is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Tinchard, of Inez and Mrs. John Bowe of Walbridge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

RULE, Harry H.
Harry H. Rule, father of Sam Rule, member of the Catlettsburg police department, died Monday at his home in Huntington, WV after a lingering illness. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Rule was a pioneer resident of Kentucky. He was born at Paintsville, Apr 19, 1857, the son of the late James Milton and Sarah Fitzpatrick Rule. He was 75 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Rule spent the greater part of his life in Boyd County. The deceased is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. H. M. Blankenship of Beckley, WV, and Mrs. W. S. Bridges of Huntington, and one son, S. S. rule of Catlettsburg. One daughter preceded him in death. Six grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted from the residence in Huntington Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Arden P. Keyser, intimate friend of Mr. Rule and pastor of the M. E. Church, South of Catlettsburg, officiated. Burial in the Williams Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 9, 1932

SCOTT, James
Jumping from a fast moving freight train near St. Albans, in Kanawha County early Saturday morning James Scott, 25, of Chattaroy, son of the late J. D. Scott, was instantly killed. The body was removed to Chattaroy Sunday by Deputy Sheriff James Young and burial services were to be held at Chattaroy. The young man in company with another Chattaroy youth was riding from Huntington to Charleston on a C & O freight train en route to a point above Charleston where a brother of Scott resided. As the train neared St. Albans Scott jumped off, his head striking a post along the track. He died instantly as the result of fractures of the skull. A brother, Tom Scott, was killed about a year ago in the Coal River mining section near Charleston as the result of being attacked by his housekeeper. The parents of the accident victim preceded him in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 9, 1932

SEE, Mont
An attempted hold-up at Louisa last Friday morning resulted in the death of Mont See, age 21. the tragedy occurred at 2:10 a.m. at the toll house on the bridge between Louisa and Ford Gay. H. G. “Dad” Hanners, fired the fatal shot. “Stick’em up! Stick’em up! Or I’ll put a hole though you!” These sharp commands emphasized with the barrel of a pistol prodding his back, shocked the toll collector as he sat with one arm and shoulder and a part of his back exposed at the window that faces Fort Gay. As he turned his head, he says, he confronted a man with his face covered with a handkerchief, leaving only the eyes exposed. At the same time Hanners was slowly raising his left hand and reaching with his right hand for his pistol. Quickly he threw the pistol into position and fired at his attacker’s breast. The man instantly started running up the “Point” road that lends off the bridge in front of the toll house. The night was very dark and the small lights on the bridge did not illuminate the surroundings very far. Mr. Hanners had turned off the light in the collector’s booth long before the hold-up took place because it attracted so many bugs.

Just after daylight arrived the dead body of the man who made the assault was found about 200 feet up the road from the toll house. The handkerchief was around his neck and over the lower portion of his face. Upon being identified it proved to be Mont See, age 21 son of Oscar See of  Big Hurricane, 4 miles east of Fort Gay. He had been absent from home since Sunday it is said. A pistol was found by  the side of the road, about half way between the bridge and the place where See’s body was found and is believed to have been the one used by See. It was not loaded and was in bad repair. The theory most generally expressed is that See believed the job would be so easy that all he needed was something with which to make a bluff. Evidently he overlooked the danger involved in such an attempt. Mr. Hanners did not know that the an was dead until Herschel Vanhoose and B. F. Moore discovered it as they were driving from the bridge to Mr. Moore’s home.

The coroner, Dr. C. B. Skaggs and Deputy Sheriff J. W. Young, were called to the scene. They removed the handkerchief from the face. It covered his moth and the blood clotted on it game them the impression that he was shot in the mouth or just above it. When they removed the handkerchief they found the blood had come from the nose and mouth but no injury was found there. The only wound was n the left shoulder, the ball apparently taking a course toward the neck and probably cutting an artery. No effort was made to determine this, however. The body was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home. The coroner held an inquest and the verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by “a wound at the had of Dad Hanners justifiably.” See was the oldest of 14 children and was unmarried. Hanners is 70 years of age and has been employed as toll collector on the bridge for several years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

SMITH, Dolores Doreen
Dolores Doreen, 26 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith of Lavalette, died Sep 13, after an illness of 10 days. The parents and one sister, Joanne, survive. Funeral services were conducted at the May’s Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was made in the family cemetery at Lavalette. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

STAFFORD, Jimmy
Little Jimmy Stafford, age 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stafford, died Tuesday following an illness of more than a month from liver trouble. Short funeral services were held a the home Wednesday in charge of Rev. H. B. Conley, after which the body was laid to rest in the old Paintsville Cemetery on the hill north of the city. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

STARR Morgan
News is received of the death of Morgan Starr, 34, a former Wayne County man who has lived in Logan County for the past 7 years. The deceased formerly lived in the Kiahsville section of the county. The body was returned to Stiltner, this county, for funeral services and burial Monday. He lived at Braeholm a the time of his death. The deceased was working on night duty for the Buffalo  Eagles mines when four motor cars, ran over him, braking his back, four ribs, several other injuries, including a fractured spine. The accident occurred Aug 27 and he died Spep3. Thee deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for 8 years. He is survived by the widow, who was before marriage Miss Charity Kimbler, of Stiltner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

STEPP, Mrs. Ollie
Mrs. Ollie Stepp, young wife of Ollie Stepp, aged about 22 years, was called to her final reward Sunday night following an illness of several weeks. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher and died at her home in Martin County across the river from  Naugatuck. Deceased is survived by her husband, Ollie Stepp; one small daughter, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment following in the Stepp Cemetery opposite Naugatuck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

THOMPSON, Dock
Dock Thompson, 23, was killed when run over by a C & O freight train about 2 miles below Louisa last Friday afternoon. He had been working at Zelda at a cane mill and had left there at noon to walk to his home on Lick Creek to spend the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Sarah Thompson. It is thought he had sat down to rest and that he had probably gone to sleep when the train came along and struck him killing him instantly. The badly mangled body was brought to Curtright Funeral Home and prepared for burial and removed to his home. On Saturday afternoon funeral service was conducted at Miller Chapel on Lick Creek, interment following. He was the son of Jesse Thompson who died 4 years ago. The lived on Rove Creek until recently when the young man and his mother moved to their farm on Lick Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

TRUE, Robert
Robert True, one of two brothers in a car which headed off the approach to a bridge at Weeksbury Sunday nigh is dead and the other Frank, is in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, suffering from burns. Robert True’s skull was fractured when the auto, an open-top machine, plunged over an embankment of not more than 10 feet. He died at 3 o’clock Monday morning, 5 hours after the accident, in the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. His brother was caught in the wreck and burned when gasoline ignited. Frank True will recover, it is believed.  The two men had taken their sister to the home of their mother in Weeksbury and were returning to Wheelwright, where they were employed as mechanics in Sill Hall’s Garage, when the wreck took place. The car missed the bridge and careened over the bank into the creek. Both young men had many friends in Left Beaver Creek. The victim is survived by his widow, his mother and several brothers and sisters. The body was taken to London, KY for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 30, 1932

WALTER, William Marion
William Marion Walter was born at Blaine, Lawrence Co., KY Oct 14, 1834. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Kendall, in Lawrence, KS, Jun 29, 1932 at the advanced age of 97 years 8 months and 15 days. He grew to manhood on the plantation of his parents, Robert and Louisa Walter. It was here that was formed the traits of character that influenced all his later life. He went to Kansas in 1857 while employed in government work as a freighter on the old Santa Fe Trail from Independence, MO to Santa Fe, NM. Returning to that community in 1859 he made it his permanent home. He in company with other pioneers then laid the foundation for all that was developed into the present splendid community. He was married to Miss Dilley Burton in Lawrence, KS, Dec 7, 1863. One daughter, Mrs. Ethel Kendall survived him, also 2 sisters, one brother, one nephew, E. E. Ely in Herington. Mrs. Walter preceded him in death, she having passed away Aug 4, 1903. When he first settled on his homestead on Clark’s Creek, there were no towns or postoffices nearer than the trading post at Council Grove, MO for many years he kept in his home the post office of Farwest, the mail being carried on horseback from Ft. Riley.

His help in organizing township, county and state and his extensive business operations made him one of the best known men in that part of the country. His hospitable pioneer home was always open to help any one who had met with unfortune and many were aided on those trying frontier days of droth and blizzard as well as Indian depredations. There was also founded the religious organizations that meant so much to the spiritual life of his community, he being one of the founders of the first church that was organized there. One of his greatest pleasures in his declining years was the visits from those whom he had helped in the early days. He leaves a heritage to those who are left, that is rich beyond the measures of earthly things. A true man gone home to his God.  The sisters living are Mrs. John Sturgill of California, age 95 yeas, Mrs. William Woods, Ashland, KY, aged 84 years, the brother is M. M. Walter of Blaine, age 86 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 2, 1932

WEBB, Mary Ann
Little Mary Ann Webb, 8 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb of Louisa, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 after an illness of whooping cough followed by pneumonia. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the home with Rev. H. W. Ware, former pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiating. Interment was made under the direction of H. H. Curtright, undertaker, in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and 2 brothers, Henry Jr. and Jimmie. She was a granddaughter of Mayor Edgar B. Hager of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

WILCOX, Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Thomas Wilcox, more commonly known as “Aunt Babe” succumbed to the dreaded disease of cancer at her home at Volga, Aug 24. She was stricken with the disease about 4 months before her death but was not confined to her bed until the last few weeks of her illness. Uncle Tom, her husband, was constantly administering to her needs.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 23, 1932

YOUNG, Mrs. James O.
Mrs. James O. Young 51, wife of James O. Young, court bailiff and Lee district constable, died suddenly from a heart attack last Monday morning at her home in Chattaroy. For several years, Mrs. Young had suffered with a heart affection, several time being at the point of death. Sunday afternoon she attended baptismal services and was at church Sunday night, her health apparently being about as usual. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday evening and the body was taken to Wayne County and laid to rest in the Tick Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Young is survived by her husband and 5 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 16, 1932

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ALLEN, Jane
Mrs. Jane Allen, wife of Dick Allen died Monday at her home at Drift, after an illness extending over the past 4 or 5 years. Mrs. Allen was bout 60 years old. The daughter of the late Stumbo Martin, Mrs. Allen was a member of one of Floyd County’s oldest and best known families. She was a devout member of the Baptist Church and was known as a woman of fine character. Surviving her are her husband and the following children: Glad, Fred and H??, and Mrs. Jesse Clark and the following brothers and sisters, J. D. and Pearlie Martin, Mrs. Tom Moore, Mrs. Chick Moore and Mrs. Dick Halbert. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday with burial following in the Martin Cemetery at Drift. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

BAISDEN, Nannie
Mrs. Nannie Baisden, 67, died Tuesday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ida Ellis of Huntington, following a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 o’clock at the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church, with burial in Woodmere Cemetery. In addition to the niece, she is survived by another niece, Mrs. Alma Haines of Huntington and a brother, Robert Thompson of Fort Gay. Mrs. Baisden was a former citizen of Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932
Mrs. Nannie Thompson Baysden died at her home in Huntington, WV, Oct 18, at the age of 67. She was held in high esteem and was a noble Christian character. She united  with the Missionary Baptist Church in her early life. She was very active in church work as long as her health permitted. She was the widow of W. B. Baysden and a former resident of Wayne County. She leaves no children, but had reared 3 nieces, Mrs. Ella and Miss Alma Haines in Huntington. She also leaves one brother, Robert Thompson, who reside with a niece, Mrs. Sadie Mullins, of Fort Gay. Funeral service was held at the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church by her pastor, Rev. Estes. Burial in Woodmere Cemetery beside her husband. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

BISHOP, Charles Eddie
Charles Eddie Bishop, 34, passed away at his home in Williamson, WV, Sep 18, following an illness of 3 years. He spent several months in a veteran’s hospital but was removed to his home about 4 months ago. Mr. Bishop, a veteran of the World War entered the service as a volunteer in 1917. He spent several months overseas and saw service in the St. Michael Drive, the Meuse Argonne and others. After the signing of the armistice he was transferred to the Army of Occupation in France where he remained until he came back to the States. After returning home he was employed as a brakeman on the Norfolk & Western Railroad. While in the employ of the N & W he lost a foot when he came in contact with a high voltage wire, near Norfolk, VA, since that time Mr. Bishop was typist and office man for the Elk Legion. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flora Bishop, 5 year old daughter, Anna Joe, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Eliza Carter of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Becca Ramey of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Mary Curnutte of Williamson. Funeral service was held at the East End Baptist Church in Williamson with Rev. J. C. Hager in charge. The American Legion held their rites at the Fairview Cemetery where burial took place. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

BOGGS, John R.
John R. Boggs, well liked and oldest engineer in the Baltimore & Ohio service in this section, was found dead in bed last Saturday Oct 15. He was known throughout this section and had a large number of relatives here and in Ohio. At the time of his death he was a resident of Martin. Mr. Boggs was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He entered the railway service while the Baltimore & Ohio controlled the Beaver Creek traffic, later transferring to the Chesapeake & Ohio service when ownership of the line was transferred to the latter company. Mr. Boggs was born Jul 23, 1872, and succumbed at 60 years of age. The funeral was held at South Point, OH to which place the body was taken by G. D. Ryan, Martin funeral director, who had charge of the funeral arrangements and burial. Funeral service was in charge of Rev. M. D.  Bruce of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Boggs is survived by his widow and 4 daughters, Mrs. L.P. Reed, Scranton, PA, Mrs. G. E. Thornsberry, Prestonsburg, Mrs. G. D. Robinson, Jenkins, KY, and by 6 sons, L.  E. Boggs, Ironton, OH, Eddie Boggs, Detroit, MI, Volley, Omer, Garney and Browney Boggs, South Point, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

BORDERS, Henry Allen
Paintsville, KY—Henry Allen Borders, 68, prominent and well known business man of this city, died here Tuesday morning from cerebral hemorrhages. He had been ill since last Friday when he was stricken while digging potatoes in his garden. Mr. Borders, who was a retired farmer and coal operator, was well known throughout the Sandy valley and was a member of one of the most prominent families in this section. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Rebecca Borders. His son died in 1908. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Borders, who lived at Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

  BROWN, Wales Scotland
Dr. Wales Scotland Brown of Ordinary, Elliott County, was born Feb 10, 1869, died Oct 9, 1932 at his home in Elliott County. The cause of his death was apoplexy. Dr. H. L. Morgan of Wrigley, and Dr. Skaggs were called but were unable to give any relief.  He graduated from the Eclectic School of Medicine at Cincinnati, OH, in 1896, past graduate work at Barne’s Medical College, St. Louisa, MO in 1898 and graduated from the Homeopathic School of Medicine at Louisville, KY in 1900. He began his practice in 1896 in Elliott County and had been an active physician since that time. He married Sabra E. Rose, daughter of Rev. R.L. Rose of Elliott County, on Apr 10, 1904 to which union 9 children were born, 4 of which died in infancy. Surviving are his widow and children, Emil, Opal, Atlee, Glenn and Galen, all at home, 2 brothers, W. W. Brown of Dewdrop and T. P. Brown of Elliottsville, KY and one sister, Mrs. Jesse Pennington of Riverside, CA and one uncle, C.P. Carter of Columbus, OH. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, a member of Hepburn Lodge, No. 576, Sandy Hook, KY for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Vansant, of Sandy Hook and members of the Masonic Lodge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

BROWN, William
William Brown, 37 year old Williamson merchant, was fatally injured on the State highway near Crum, Wayne County at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon when his heavy sedan was forced off the road and over an embankment. Mr. Brown died in a Williamson hospital  Sunday. Two others were patients at Williamson Memorial that night, both expected to recover. They are Mrs. May Hopkins, whose most serious injury was a fractured arm and Ben Farber of Ashland, KY whose collar bone was broken. Mr. and Mrs. Myer Bienhorn and their 10 year old son, Irving, escaped serious injury. Jack Priest, 22, is in the Wayne County jail on a manslaughter charge as the result of the accident which cost the Williamson merchant his life. Jesse Hammock, prosecuting attorney of Wayne County told the Herald-Dispatch available evidence was that Priest was drunk at the wheel of the light sedan which allegedly brought the Williamson car to disaster. Mr. Brown, Mrs. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Bienhorn, their son, and Mr. Farber left Williamson about 1 o’clock to drive to Huntington where they purposed to attend Day of Atonement services at Temple B’Ned Israel. Near Crum the driver found himself faced with an on coming car, which, driving rapidly, careened suddenly to the left side of the highway. The Williamson man, seeking desperately to avoid a head-on crash, swerved sharply to his own left with the result that his machine after striking the other, went over a bluff to fall a mangles ruin some distance below. The occupants were rescued as quickly as possible and returned to Williamson to the hospital. Wayne County authorities place Priest under arrest at the accident scene. He made no attempt to escape but Prosecutor Hammock said he was in no condition to render assistance.  Mr. Brown, proprietor of an Army store, had been a resident of Williamson, approximately 20 years. He was unmarried. Surviving relatives are his father, David Brown and a sister, Mrs. Harry Schwachter, both of Williamson. Ben Farber is a resident of Ashland who is employed in Williamson. David Brown was a merchant in Louisa for several years. His son was a small boy when the family moved to Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

BURTON, Frank
Frank Burton, 61, of Huntington, dropped dead Saturday evening while hunting. Mr. Burton, an employee of the park board, had been a resident of Huntington for a number of years. He was well known as a timberman in the Guyan Valley. Funeral services were held Monday at Newcomb Chapel, Hewlette, KY, with burial in the family cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burton, of Fallsburg, and 3 sons, and 2 daughters, D. A., R. L. and A. A. Burton and Mrs. E. C. Diamond and Mrs. C. Alley all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

CALDWELL, Alfred R.
CALDWELL, Beulah (Rice)
Double funeral services for Alfred R. Caldwell, 19, University of Kentucky student, who died Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital and for his mother, Mrs. Beulah Rice Caldwell, who died Sunday at her home in Bellevue were Thursday. The son, who was a member of the sophomore class at the University, died as a result of complications developing after an appendicitis operation under gone Friday. His mother died as a result of a stroke of paralysis suffered Friday night. Mr. Caldwell was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the university and the entire membership of the chapter went to Bellevue Thursday for the funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

CALDWELL, P. E.
P. E. Caldwell, 57, Catlettsburg businessman, died at his home Tuesday after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral services were held at the Catlettsburg Baptist Church of which he was a member, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. W.C. Pierce, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. K. Woods of Pollard, KY. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Caldwell; 7 sons, Everett, Lute, Oscar, Charles, Burt and John Caldwell of Catlettsburg, and Robert Caldwell of Detroit; 5 daughters, Misses Ruth, Ruby and Alva of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Virgie C. Shivel of Lockwood, KY and Mrs. Ollie Damron of Louisa, and 4 brothers, B. C. Caldwell of San Diego, Ca, Elmer Caldwell of Russell, Oliver Caldwell of West Russell and William J. Caldwell of Quincy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

CALHOUN, Bill
Bill Calhoun, well known as a farmer and horse trader in this vicinity, died at his home, near Water Gap Tuesday night, a victim of tuberculosis. He was about 48 years old. Mr. Calhoun had been ill only a short time, being able to come to Prestonsburg about 2 weeks ago. He was united with the Baptist Church and baptized Tuesday, a few hours before his death. The victim was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dode Calhoun. Surviving him are his widow and the following children, Dode, Mima, Josie, Denver, Wallace, and Stella Calhoun all of Water Gap. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

COFFEE, Sarah A.
Mrs. Sarah A. Coffee, 68, died last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Brown of Kenova. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. Hayes of the Kenova Methodist Episcopal Church officiating and burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery, Surviving are 4 children, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. J. M. Gause of Detroit, MI, Mrs. A. R. Harless of Louisa, KY, and J.C.  Coffee of Caston, OH and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

COLLINS, Bernard
Falling asleep while sitting on the eastbound Norfolk & Western tracks at Chattaroy Friday night, Bernard Collins, 36, of Chattaroy, was struck by a freight train and fatally injured. Collins, a coal miner, employed by the Howard Colleries Company, died 2 hours after being struck. He died of a fractured skull. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

COPLEY, Jay
Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at 10 at the Buchanan Chapel for Jay Copley, 28, who died Sunday evening at his home, near Buchanan. Rev. Looper, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, of  Buchanan, officiated. Mr. Copley was employed by the C & O Railway Company as a section laborer, and had been in their employ for some time. He is survived by his widow and 2 children, and 5 brothers and 4 sisters, John Copley of Rove Creek, KY, Rev. Ira Copley and Ben Copley of Buchanan, KY, Spurgeon Copley of Greenbriar, WV and Herman Copley of Rittman, OH; and Mrs. Florence Morrow and Mrs. Pearl Hammock, of Portsmouth, OH, and Misses Ola and Goldia Copley of Greenbriar, WV. Also surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Copley of Greenbriar, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

CRUM, James
James Cru, 85, died at his home in Ceredo following an illness of several years of complications. He had been helpless for several years due to paralysis. He was the son of David and Malinda Crum and was born on Moses Fork. He was married to Malinda Bradley, who survives. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving children are George Crum, Mrs. Sarah Prince of Crum, Anne, Martha and Rebecca. Five children are death. Sisters, Mrs. W. H. Jude of Missouri Branch and Mrs. Oma Milles of turkey Creek, KY, brother, Matt Crum of Sprigg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

CYRUS, Amanda (Whitney)
Mrs. Amanda Whitney Cyrus passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Armstrong in Catlettsburg Thursday She had been ill for 6 months. Funeral service was held Sunday from the Catlettsburg Pentecostal Church of Christ with Rev. Charles Crossen officiating. Burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. She is survived by 4 sons, Garland Bartram, of Catlettsburg, Robert Whitney of Huntington, and William and Carl Whitney of Kenova, 2 daughters, Mrs. Milton Sprague of Kenova and Mrs. Charles Armstrong of Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. David Lovejoy, of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Belle Offutt, of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. May Curtis of Johnson City, TN, one brother, Jesse Workman of Salt Lake City and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

DALTON, Walter E.
Walter E. Dalton, 51, Spanish-American War veteran, died Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in a government hospital at Johnson City, TN. The body arrived in Huntington Monday afternoon and was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Bolt of 603 Fairfax Court. Funeral services were conducted at the Bolt residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. R.D. Hall officiating, and burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery. He is survived by 2 other sisters, Mrs. Margaret Arpin of Huntington and Mrs. M. F. Jordan of Miami, FL and 2 brothers, M. J. Dalton of Huntington and A. L. Dalton of Logan. The Dalton family lived at Fullers before moving to Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

DAMRON, Arvil
The dead body of Arvil Damron was found hanging to the limb of a tree in Martin County, Saturday night, near Oppy post office. It was near the river, just a short distance below Naugatuck, WV but on the Kentucky side of Tug River. Damron was 16 years old, but looked to be only about 13. He was a frail youth who lived with his grandparents, his parents are dead. He had been sent on an errand about 4 o’clock. Failing to return within a few hours, the relatives started a search and the body was found hanging in a willow tree by a small rope. A report had been sent out that it was a case of suicide, but the fact that his hands were tied behind his body makes that impossible. Murder is the theory expressed by people in the neighborhood. It is said that the boy was the only witness to the burning of a building, a crime alleged to have been committed in that vicinity recently. A thorough investigation is expected to be made. If this is a murder, every effort should be exerted to bring to justice the guilty party or parties. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

EDWARDS, Ollie
Mrs. Ollie Edwards, 38, died at 5:30 Thursday of last week at her home in Huntington, after an illness of one year. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial was at the Wayne Cemetery. She leaves the husband, Jake Edwards; 2 sons, Otis and Marvin Edwards, one daughter, Clotila Edwards, all at home, her father, Alderson Bowen, of Wayne, 2 sisters, Mrs. Essie Monore of Wayne, and Mrs. Vance of Beech Fork, 4 brothers, Dock Bowen and M. F. Bowen of Huntington, Lawney Bowen of Wayne and Eulin Bowen of Ceredo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

ELKINS, Mrs. Marvel
Mrs. Marvel Elkins, 66, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Craft on the Wayne-East Lynn road, Sep 28, 1932. She had been confined to her bed about 3 weeks with dropsy of the heart. Besides the husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Melvin Craft of Wayne, Albert Elkins of Kentucky, Wallace Elkins of West Huntington, and Willie Elkins of the west. Burial was made in Mills Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

ELSWICK,  Fred B.
Fred B. Elswick, 64, of Huntington, died suddenly Saturday while at the home of a relative, Tom Elswick in Wayne County. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Crook’s Chapel. Burial was at the Crook’s Chapel cemetery. He leaves 2 sons, Paul B. and Charles Elswick, one daughter, Edith Elswick, of Hartford, CT; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Ed Smith of Fort Gay and Mrs. Arthur Perdue of Bluefield, 2 stepsons, William Waller of Huntington and Ermil Waller of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

FOSTER, Robert C.
Robert C. Foster, 89, who died Thursday at his home near Fort Gay was buried Saturday at the family cemetery. Funeral rites were conducted from the home at 2 o’clock with Rev. H. B. Hulette officiating. Mr. Foster had been a resident of Wayne County for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. During the Civil War he served 3 years in Company E of the Regular West Virginia Calvary Volunteers. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Foster, 5 sons, James E. Foster of  Toledo, OH, F.F. and Cecil Foster of Huntington, Robert Foster of Mullens, and Ben Foster of Fort Gay; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Damron, Huntington, Mrs. Lee Noble, Kenova, Ms. C. Woodall, Ceredo, and Mrs. Henry Artrip of Kellogg; 45 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

FRASHER, Nancy Nicewander
The death of Mrs. Nancy Nicewander Frasher occurred at the home of John Evans at Blaine last Friday. Funeral service was held on Sunday from the home and interment took place in the family burial ground. She was the widow of Chris Nicewander and lived in Louisa for many years. She was a sister of Loss Evans, who died last year. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

GIFFORD, John
Hitchins—John Gifford, who took suddenly ill Friday night, died Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Messer, where he and his wife lived. Mr. Gifford was about 74 years of age and had lived here for several years. He was a highly respected citizen. He was known by all his friends as “Uncle John” and will be sadly missed. He had lived a Christian life for a number of years. He is survived by his invalid wife, Mrs. Rinda Gifford, who has been confined to her bed with a dislocated hip for the past 18 months. Mr. Gifford was the father of 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, who have preceded their father in death. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eliza Davidson Hogsten of Naples, KY and one brother, Mr. James Gifford. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Parsons, a life long friend and neighbor of Mr. Gifford. Burial was made in the family plot off the Russell Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

GRAHAM, Mary Louise (Chapman)
Mrs. Mary Louise Chapman Graham, wife of Judge John T. Graham and mother of William C. Graham, city attorney died Sunday morning at 8:30 after an extended illness at her home in Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held at the home under the auspices of the First Methodist Church of which she was a faithful member, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Dr. Charles G. Slater, pastor officiating. Burial in Woodmere Cemetery. Mrs. Graham was one of the most widely known and beloved women of Huntington, noted for her sympathy for the unfortunate, her benevolence and readiness to minister to the suffering of the afflicted and her open handed hospitality and cordiality to her friends. She was a daughter of the late Rev. John R. and Joana Chapman. Born in Wayne County she removed with her parents to Lawrence County, KY in childhood. She was married to John T. Graham Jan 5, 1895 and they lived at Wayne for 6 years where Judge Graham, then a young attorney, was engaged in the practice of law and laid the foundations for his subsequent successful career at the bar and on the circuit court bench.
Seeking a wider field they removed to Huntington in 1901. In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Graham is survived by 4 brothers, Dr. George W. Chapman, president of the Tupelo Institute  of Tupelo, Miss., William M. Chapman, Charley, KY, S. C. Chapman, Toronto, OH and E. F. Chapman of Reno, Alberta, Canada, 4 sisters, Mrs. Onolda Moore, Charley, KY, Mrs. C. B. Hill, Mrs. Cecil Booth and Mrs. Ida Thompson, all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

HAMILTON, Isaac Morrison
Isaac Morrison Hamilton, 63, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.E. Griffith Sep 23, after an illness of several months. Mr. Hamilton was well known and highly respected as a good citizen in Johnson, Magoffin and Morgan Counties. He was born in Morgan County, May 1, 1869, and lived the greater part of his life near the Johnson-Magoffin County line. For the past several years he has made his home with his children in and near Paintsville. Mr. Hamilton had been a member of the Primitive Baptist church for the past 17 years and lived a devoted member during all that time. The remains were taken to Morgan County and laid to rest beside his wife in the old family burying ground on Coffee Creek. His wife preceded him in death 19 years ago. He is survived by 7 children as follows: Walter Hamilton, Pekin, KY, Arnold Hamilton, Portsmouth, OH, Claude Hamilton, Paintsville, Mrs. Sammie Meade, Lacey, KY, Mrs. J. E. Griffith, Paintsville, Mrs. J. R. Cantrell, lacey, KY and Mrs. Virgil Williams, Paintsville. Also the following brothers and sisters, Richard Hamilton, Ezel, KY, H. H. Hamilton, Silver Hill, KY, Mrs. H.C. McGuire, Lykins, KY, Mrs. P. W. Williams, Mine Fork, KY, and Mrs.  L. F. Williams, Lacey, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

HERALD, Rev. L. F.
Rev. L.F. Herald, 70, died at his home on Silver Creek, Sep 21, 1932, following an illness of 16 months of heart disease. He was born May 6, 1862 on Tick Ridge, the son of Riley and Bethany Herald and lived in Wayne County all his life. He was married to Lina Varney of Kentucky. He had been a Baptist minister for 24 years. The deceased was the father of 21 children, 13 of them living. He is survived by the widow and 53 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

HUTCHINSON, Lillie (Weaver)
Mrs. Lillie Weaver Hutchinson, wife of Oran Hutchinson, of Ashland, died at noon Saturday following an illness of 2 weeks. She was born Jun 8, 1903, and was 29 years of age. The body was removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Weaver, of Rush. Funeral service was held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church there Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial in the Halls Cemetery. Rev Thompson Alexander officiating. She leaves her husband, parents, 2 daughters, Mary Elisabeth and Blanche Marie at home; one son, Oscar Erskine Hutchinson, at home, 3 brothers, Albert and Noah Weaver of Rush, Mance Weaver, of Mandy, OH, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Deerfield of Rush and Mrs. Mary Lemasters of Soldier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

KINNER, Daniel
The body of Daniel Kinner, who died Thursday at Toledo, was brought to Buchanan to the home of his mother, Mrs. Annie Kinner. He leaves 6 children, his mother, his widow, Abbie Kinner, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral service was held from the Buchanan Chapel and burial made in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932
Dan Kinner, son of Mrs. Annie Kinner and the late James Kinner, died in a Toledo, OH hospital Friday morning at 1:30 following an operation the preceding Sunday. The remains accompanied by members of the family arrived in Ashland Saturday and later brought by Undertaker Clark to the home of his mother, Mrs. Annie Kinner, where he lay in state until 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, at which time the funeral was held at Buchanan Chapel. Dan was born on Garner, in Body County, Jul 27, 1885. His parents later moved to Buchanan where he was reared. At the age of 17, he was married to Maria Fletcher and to this union was born 6 children, Mrs. Thelma Adkins, Catlettsburg, James, Dan and Clyde of Toldeo, OH, Mrs. Julia Vincent, Detroit, MI and Miss Ruth Kinner, Catlettsburg. Also 4 grandchildren survive. After the death of Mrs. Kinner he was married Nov 8, 1928 t6o Miss Abbie Long of Toledo, who survived him together with his widowed mother, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. The Rev. J. H. Dawson, of Ashland preached a touching sermon, after which the remains were laid to rest beside his wife in he beautiful cemetery at the chapel. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

MAYNARD, James D.
News is received of the death of James D. Maynard, a farmer living in Wayne county about 15 miles from Dunlow. Maynard died as the result of injuries received a few days ago when a mule kicked him in the region of the stomach. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Williamson where he underwent an operation for the injuries, but he died Monday morning of this week. The deceased was 61 years old and was a well known citizen of this county. Burial was made at the family cemetery on Queens Ridge. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret Maynard, but no children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

MAYO, Charles Frederick
Charles Frederick Mayo, 26, died at the home of his parents on Buffalo Creek, Wayne County, Tuesday after a brief illness. Mr. Mayo is survived by his widow, and one daughter, Norma Lee Mayo. Other surviving relatives are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Mayo of Buffalo Creek, 3 brothers, Kebe, Glen and Kyle Mayo, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Smith and Mrs. Inez Abrams of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

MCCOY, Wayne F.
Death came to Wayne F. McCoy, 52, at his home Monday after an illness of long standing. Almost 2 years ago Mr. McCoy underwent an operation for appendicitis and was critically ill, since that time he has been an invalid. He was a member of city council before he became ill. Mr. McCoy moved to Louisa 23 years ago from Mingo County, WV where he was born and reared. His sister, Miss Idella McCoy and a brother, Taylor, reside at Matewan, WV. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church with Rev. F. Hardin officiating. Interment followed in the Fulkerson Cemetery. The ball bearers were A. M. Shannon, J. L. Moore, R. S. Hayes, Tom Ferguson, H. K, Moore and Andy See. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Diamond McCoy and one sister and  brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

MCKEE, Alex T.
Alex T. McKee, 48, died at his home in Fort Gay, WV on Thursday night of last week after a short illness of acute indigestion. Mr. McKee who had operated a shoe shop in Louisa for some time was busy there until after 6 o’clock. A few hours after reaching him he became ill and lived only a short time. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McKee, who lived in Louisa several years, coming here from Mississippi. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Williams McKee, 3 daughters, Ella, Blanche and Anna and 2 sons, Walter Brown McKee and Charles Vinson McKee. Also, the following brothers and sisters, R. A. McKee of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Jay See and William B. McKee of Seattle, WA and Mrs. Otto Frasher of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral service was conducted at the M. E. Church in Fort Gay, WV on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Enoch Scraggs, officiating, interment following in the Frasher Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

MCNEAL, Rev. J.C.
Rev. J.C. McNeal, 82, retired minister of the M. E. Church, South, died at his home on Garner in Boyd County, Wednesday of last week. He moved to Lawrence County from Wise County, VA, 30 years ago and until recently lived at Cherokee. After the death of his wife about a year ago he went to Garner and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Hazel. Funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Hazel at Garner. He is survived by 6 sons and 2 daughters, Sam of Cherokee, Stewart of Raceland, William and Norman of Ashland, Farrell of Logan, WV, Bev of Virginia and Mrs. Hazel of Garner and Mrs. George Miles of East Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

MEADE, Samuel
Funeral service was held Thursday morning for Sam Meade, of Hubbardstown, WV, at the Hubbardstown Methodist Protestant Church and interment made in the Strother cemetery. Mr. Meade was born in Johnson County, KY, in 1844.  He moved to Hubbardstown thirty-five years ago, living there and at Zelda until a few years ago when he came to Louisa and lived here until last year when his son, Bob Meade, at Hubbardstown.  He was a veteran of the Union army in the Civil War. He is survived by eleven children.  Those living nearby are Robert Meade, of Hubbardstown, WV; Sidney Meade, of Johnson County, KY; John and George Meade, of Louisa; Ernest Meade, of Chillicothe, OH; Mrs. Zelfie Ward, of Kenova, and Mrs. Ova Callahan, of Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

PERDUE, Fred
Funeral services were held at 2 Tuesday afternoon, at the Ceredo Methodist Episcopal Church for Fred Perdue, 48, who committed suicide at 6 o’clock Sunday night at his home on Hubbard’s Branch near Ceredo by firing a rifle bullet into his brain. Burial was made at the Crescent Cemetery, Ceredo. Services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Harmon, assisted by Rev. Clyde Hensley. Although in ill health for the last 2 weeks, Perdue was expected to return to work Monday morning at the Appalachian Electric Power Company plant at Kenova. He was a mechanic. Perdue died instantly of a bullet wound in the brain. Members of the family in an adjoining room when the shooting occurred. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Ida Perdue, his father, S. D. Perdue, 12 children, 8 of whom are at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Anna Winfield and Mrs. Josephine Mayo, of Hubbard’s Branch, Mrs. Vernon Thomas of Kenova, and Mrs. Chester Hatten of Neal, WV, 2 brothers, L. H. Perdue of Kenova and Pisner Perdue of Hubbard’s Branch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

PERRY, Everett
Everett Perry, father of Roy Perry, of this place, died at his home at Whitehouse, Sep 14, 24 hours after receiving injuries in a car wreck which occurred on the Garrett highway, near the Richmond home at Whitehouse from Paintsville. He was about 60 year old. Mr. Perry and his son in law, Mr. Delaney, were returning to their home at Whitehouse from Paintsville. Mr. Delaney was driving and on the long stretch of road near the W.B. Richmond home the driver lost control of the car, which turned crosswise in the road and turned over several times. Mr. Perry was evidently caught between the car as it turned over, resulting in internal injuries. Besides his widow, he is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters, Roy Perry, Prestonsburg, John Perry of West Virginia; Jeff and James Perry of Auxier, Mrs. Louise Delong and Mrs. Nancy Webb of Whitehouse and Albert Perry of Alphoretta. The funeral and burial was at Whitehouse. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

PRATER, Dean
Dean Prater, 58, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dial Prater of the Burning Fork Road in Magoffin County, died Saturday, Oct 1, after an illness of several months from heart trouble. He was the fourth member of the Prater family to died in the past 3 months. Short services were held at he home Sunday afternoon, after which the funeral was conducted at the church at the mouth of Rockhouse with Rev. L. F. Caudill in charge. Interment was made in the Powers Cemetery at the mouth of Rockhouse. The deceased leaves his aged father and mother, one brother, Bascom Prater, and 2 sisters, Nell Prater and Mrs. Wiley Collins, all at home except Mrs. Collins, who lives in the State of Washington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

PRATER, Edgar M.
Edgar M. Prater, 21, a son of Mr. Frank L. Prater of Dixie, died in a Lexington hospital of an injury received from an automobile accident some years ago. Interment was made in the Gardner Cemetery, just  west of Salyersville. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his father; one brother, Lawrence Prater, of Parr, IN, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth H. Hoskins, of Oil Springs, Mrs. Nell M. Preston, of Paintsville, Mrs. Tigie L. Porter of Lexington and Miss Minnie B. Prater of Salyersville, all of  whom with the exception of the brother attended the funeral. A pathetic feature of the funeral was the fact that the last 3 funerals conducted from the local Christian Church were for members of the Prater family, a great uncle of Edgar’s Joe Prater, having died on Jul 18, and an uncle, Wilbur Prater on Sep 11. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

PRINCE, Matilda
Mrs. Matilda Prince, 48, an inmate of the county infirmary, near Busseyville, died suddenly of heart ailment Thursday of last week. Mrs. Prince had been blind for some time and made her home at the infirmary. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 21, 1932

PRINCE, Rosa Belle (Adams)
Mrs. Dock Prince, 60, died at her home in Columbus, OH. Her body was brought to her the home of her sister, Mrs. Lindsay Thompson, at Ellen, where funeral service was held and burial was made in the Dry Ridge Cemetery. She was a native of this county and before marriage was Miss Rosa Belle Adams. She is survived by her husband. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

ROWE, James Herbert
James Herbert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rowe, died at the Rowe home in Lower Louisa Sunday, Oct 10 age 3 years, 11 months and 15 days. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV Monday, Oct 10 at 10 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Paul Crutcher of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

STRATTON, Josephine (Brown)
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Stratton, 73, widow of the late Granville R. Stratton, who died Sunday a the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anne Webb, Ashland, were conducted at the home of her brother, Jeff Brown, here Sunday. Mrs. Stratton was well and prominently known in Floyd County. Burial was made in the Brown Cemetery at Dewey. Mrs. Stratton is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Rosa Mayo, Mrs. Mary Lockhart, and Mrs. Anna Webb, of Ashland and William Stratton of Betsy Layne. Two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Stephens of Cliff, Mrs. Martha Wells of Ashland and 2 brothers, Frank Brown of Mt.  Sterling and J. J. Brown of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

THORNTON, Polly
Mrs. Polly Thornton, who died in Lexington Wednesday was buried in Grayson Cemetery Friday. She was 84 years old and was born and reared in Grayson. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Crawford, one of the most prominent families of Carter County. She married Mr. John Wesley Thornton who was a major in the Civil War. To this union 2 daughters were born: Mrs. Frank Dobbins of Lexington and Mrs. Charles Scott of Ashland. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Short services were conducted by Rev. Slaughter. Besides her 2 daughters she leaves 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Karl Davidson of Lexington, Mrs. Lon Freed of Ashland, Charles Scott, Jr., of Ashland. Owing to the serious illness of Mrs. Frank Dobbins she was unable to attend the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

WHEELER, James Wesley
James Wesley Wheeler, 73 of Ashland, was instantly killed at 9 o’clock Friday morning, near his home when struck by a Chesapeake & Ohio freight train. Apparently failing to hear its approach, Wheeler stepped into the path of the train which was moving west. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery, Ashland. He leaves the widow, 3 sons, 3 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Pearson, Mrs. Mary Clark and Mrs. Agnes Knapp, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 7, 1932

WILLIAMSON, Richard
Funeral services were conducted at Pomeroy, OH fro R. Williamson, 72, prominent retired farmer and business man, Mr. Williamson died Sunday of pneumonia. A native of Mingo Co., WV, Mr. Williamson was formerly identified with early history of the development of the lower Tug River section, but some years ago he purchased a farm in Ohio, near Pomeroy where he had since lived. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Wallace Chafin, Logan, Mrs. W. H. Speed, Bluefield, VA, and John Williamson, Point Pleasant, WV, Harry Williamson, Akron, OH, Ermal Williamson, Ironton, OH and Phillip and Lafayette Williamson, Pomeroy, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 28, 1932

WILSON, Ruby Lucille
Funeral rites were held Saturday morning at the Sandy Valley Baptist Church at Webbville for Miss Ruby Lucille Wilson, who died at the home of her parents, Thursday on Bells Trace. Miss Wilson was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wilson, of near Webbville. She was a member of the faculty of the school at Willard, KY, and had attended Morehead State Teacher’s College at Morehead, KY. She was 22 years old. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Ray Wilson, at home and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Riffe of Webbville and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Grayson. Miss Wilson’s death followed a 3 weeks illness of diphtheria. She was graduated from Prichard High School at Grayson, with highest honors and after 3 years at Morehead Teacher’s College finished there with highest honors. The Wilson home is on Bellstrace just over the line in Carter County. Miss Wilson had been a member of the Baptist Church for the past 6 years. Officiating at the funeral were Rev. Castlebury and Rev. Wood of Ashland. Interment in the family cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Curtright of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 14, 1932

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BLACKBURN, J. W.
J. W. Blackburn, highly respected citizen of Damrontown, died Monday from heart trouble. He was 70 years of age and a life long resident of Pond Creek. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H. W. May and burial was in the Coburn Cemetery. Decedent is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Annie Ball and Mrs. Mary Wheeler and sons, Ballard, Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

BLANKENSHIP, Hiram
Hiram Blankenship, 48, of near Inez, KY, died in Memorial hospital in Williamson, WV, Monday of a fractured skill as the result of being waylaid and attacked near his home Saturday night about 10 o’clock. According to the reports, Luther Blankenship, eldest son of Hiram Blankenship, attended a party near Inez where he got in an argument and then a fight with 3 Davis youths. Upon reaching home and telling his father the story the father started out to investigate. It is said that the father was bout a mile away from his house when he was truck down from behind allegedly with a short length of iron pipe. The blow fractured the man’s skull and he died without regaining consciousness. Curtis Davis, age ?? is reported to have surrendered Monday morning to Sheriff Harry Horn of Pike County. Curtis Davis together with 2 other Davis youths are suspected with being connected with the attack and subsequent death of Blankenship. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Blankenship cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship is survived  with 5 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

BRUCE, Argus
Argus Bruce, 31, of Huntington, a World War veteran, who died at the National Military home, at Dayton Tuesday, will be buried in a cemetery on Lynn Creek, Wayne County, following funeral services Friday morning at 10:30 at the Central M.E. Church, Huntington, with Rev. H. L. Bennett officiating. Mr. Bruce enlisted in Company I, First Division, during the war, when only 15 years old. He was gassed 3 times during the war and was one of 5 in his company who survived the battle of Argonne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

BUSSEY, Dr. Joseph Crislip
Dr. Joseph Crislip Bussey, Jr., age 47, died Sunday evening, Nov 6, from a pistol shot, fired by himself. He lived only 50 minutes after the bullet crashed through his body just under the heart. He had been in ill health for several years. Going home about 7 o’clock Sunday evening his wife noticed that his condition was serious and went into another room for medicine A shot was heard and she ran back to find him on the bed, fatally wounded. He was taken to a hospital soon afterward, but was dying before arrival there. On Monday the body was taken to Busseyville, 6 miles from Louisa, to the home of Mr. F. R. Bussey, father of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Muncy of Fullerton on Tuesday. Dr. Bussey had engaged in the practice of medicine for a few years previous to the World War. He enlisted for medical service and was sent to France, where he served until the war closed. He was a kindly man, unobtrusive and without enemies. He was married Jun 5, 1923 to Miss Mary Evans, daughter of Henry Evans of Louisa. His wife and one daughter Mary Joe, age 8 years survive. Also, the father and one brother, Henry W. Bussey are living. His mother, Mrs. Sue Matilda Webb Bussey passed away 26 years ago. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at the Busseyville M. E. Church by Rev, W. H. Muncy, of Fullerton, Interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Curtright. Pallbearers were Homer Bay, Linus Hewlett, George Riggs, Webb Holt, Elwood Hutchison and Jerry Wellman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

CASTLE, Tisha (Borders)
Body of Mrs. Tisha Borders Disinterred From Cemetery
The body of Mrs. Tisha Borders Castle, who died Oct. 17 at her home at Ulysses, was disinterred from the Borders cemetery and the stomach was removed and sent to the State laboratory at Louisville for an analysis. County Judge R. C. Moore, Coroner C. E. Skaggs, Dr. August French and H. H. Curtright, of the Curtright Funeral Home exhumed the body, after an affidavit was sworn to by Mrs. Castle’s brother, Hubert Borders, that he believed his sister had been poisoned.  No report from the analysis has been received by Coroner Skaggs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

Lawrence County Man Taken In Lexington On Charge of Killing Wife
Stomach of Exhumed Body Show Traces of Poison, Officials Report. Examining Trial was Held On Wednesday
Zona Castle, 55, and his bride of three weeks, May Borders Castle, 20, are in the Lawrence County jail.  Willful murder is the charge against Castle and his wife he charged with aiding and abetting.  The charges are based upon the sudden death of Castle’s former wife, Mrs. Tishia Castle which occurred about four weeks ago at the home at Ulysses, sixteen miles south of Louisa, near the Mayo Trail.
At the request of Mrs. Castle’s brother, the body was exhumed and the stomach sent to the Experiment Station of the University of Kentucky for examination upon the theory that she had died from the effects of poison.  The report came back Friday evening showing a quantity of poison,  the warrant was issued and Castle and his new wife were located in Lexington.  Deputy Sheriffs J. W. Young and Byron Young started for Lexington immediately.  Judge R. C. Moore went to the Lexington police department to arrest them.  They did so within forty-five minutes and at 11 o’clock Saturday morning the sheriffs arrived in Louisa with the pair.  The examining trial was set for Wednesday of this week. 
Mrs. Tishia Castle died within a short time after eating a meal.  The symptoms indicated poison. 
The records of the Lawrence Drug Company show that Castle bought strychnine a short time before the death of his wife, for the alleged purpose of killing rats.
The new wife is the daughter of Hubert Borders, brother of the late Mrs. Tishia Castle.  Zona Castle was formerly a merchant at Ulysses.  After going out of business there he came to Louisa and rented a filling station and operated it for a few months, after which he returned to his farm at Ulysses.
The following article to the Courier Journal was sent from Lexington:
Lexington, KY – In less than forty-five minutes after the Lexington police were requested to apprehend two persons for Lawrence county, authorities in connection with a murder in that county, the two were arrested and registered at the police station on fugitive charges. 
They were registered as Mrs. Mae Castle, 20, and her husband, Zona Castle, 55, both of 755 South Limestone Street.  They were arrested by Detective Joe Harrigan and Patrolman Sharp at a residence on Leader Street after a telegram from County.  Judge R. C. More, Lawrence County, had requested the arrest of Zona Castle and Miss Mae Borders, formerly of that county.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Castle denied implication in any murder in Lawrence county, but said there formerly resided there.  Castle said he and Miss Borders were married about a week following his wife’s death and decided to come to Lexington, where he resided about twenty years ago, for the winter.  The day his wife died her brother and others were at their home Castle said.
His second wife said she was not at the Castle home the day Mrs. Castle became ill, but that she had been told Mrs. Castle had eaten greens, which she had gathered and prepared herself, and indigestion was the cause of death. She said she and her husband had planned to return to Lawrence county in the spring if they did not like it here.
Later – Since the above was written we have learned that Miss Borders now states they were not married

Will Answer to Grand Jury
The examining trial was in progress as we go to press at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.  The defense admitted that the Commonwealth had produced enough proof to justify the court in holding Castle to answer to the grand jury, but the court withheld his decision as to whether or not bond would be allowed, and if so, how much.  Proof was being taken as to where or not Miss Borders should be held. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

CASTLE, Cyrus Homer
Homer Castle, 58, life long resident of Paintsville, until 2 years ago, died at Martin Thursday night of last week. Mr. Castle was an undertaker and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Castle, deceased. Two brothers and one sister survive him. They are Leonard Castle of Oklahoma, Fred Castle of Huntington, WV and Mrs. John F. Howes of Paintsville. He was a nephew of Mrs. G. W. Castle of Louisa. He located at Martin, Floyd County about 2 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

CHAMBERLAIN, H. G.
Stricken with paralysis last Saturday during a stop here en route to his home in Marietta, H. G. Chamberlain, prominent business man of that city, died in the Williamson Memorial Hospital Monday. Mr. Chamberlain with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. W. t. Hastings, his sister and brother in law had been sojourning in Florida. The stroke came while Mr. Chamberlain was dining in a local restaurant and he was removed to the hospital for treatment. The body was prepared for burial and forwarded to Marietta. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

CLAY, Clarence Delbert
Clarence Delbert Clay, age 4, died at Waterford, OH, Oct 22 of acute myocarditis. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clay, one brother, Billie Wayne, and grandparents, Mrs. Vina Clay of East Fork, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Webb of Waterford, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home of Mrs. W. H. Hudson, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Cyrus and Rev. Brewer in charge. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

CLEVENGER, James
James Clevenger, veteran teacher in Pike and Floyd County schools, died at his home here Sunday night at 7 o’clock a victim of a complication of diseases from which he had been a sufferer for months. He was 65 years old. Mr. Clevenger was a native of Pike County, where he was for years a teacher. He moved to Prestonsburg about 10 years ago and taught several terms in this county. He was one of Prestonsburg’s best citizens and had hundreds of friends and former students throughout this section. Surviving him are his widow and the following children: Bill Clevenger, of Louisa, Anthony and Aubert Clevenger of Prestonsburg, Mrs. P. J. Huff , Mrs. Hobart Collins and Mrs. Darwin Wilson, all of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

COLBERT, Susan (Allen)
Mrs. Susan Allen Colbert, 19, wife of Don Colbert, of West Prestonsburg, died Monday, Nov 14, at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, following an illness of a week from complications. Mrs. Colbert was the daughter of R. T. Allen, also of West Prestonsburg. Mrs. Colbert was taken to the hospital at Martin on Friday. She was a young woman of good character and had many friends and relatives in this vicinity. Surviving her are her five month old son, her husband, and parents and the following brothers and sisters, Savage, Elliott and Bud, Tootsie, and Ann Allen, all of West Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. W. Craft and Rev. A. L. Allen, with burial following in West Prestonsburg Cemetery under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

COLEMAN, Ruth M. (Cooper)
Mrs. Ruth M. Coleman, 26, wife of Dr. H. M. Coleman, former prominent Mingo Countian, died at an early hour last Tuesday morning in the Welch Emergency hospital from cyanide poisoning. For several years the family had lived in Iaeger where Dr. Coleman practiced his profession. According to hospital authorities the poison was self-administered. Mrs. Coleman was admitted to the hospital Monday afternoon. She had been found critically ill in her home by Dr. Coleman who rushed her to the hospital. Mrs. Coleman was born at Glenalum and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cooper. Funeral services were held at the home in Iaeger at 9 Thursday morning by Rev. L. W. Pierce and the body was taken to Huntington for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

COMPTON, Lys
Lys G. Compton 56, died at his home in Catlettsburg at 9:30 Friday evening after an illness of 2 weeks. His condition did not become critical until late Friday.  Mr. Compton was a native of Buchanan, but had resided in Catlettsburg for several years. He is survived by his widow, 2 children, 5 brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Buchanan Chapel. The service was in charge of Rev. J. Norris Loper, pastor of the M. E. church, South, of Buchanan. Burial was made in the family plot in the Buchanan Cemetery.  The deceased was born and reared at Buchanan, KY, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Compton. He was married to Miss Cora Ward, of Offut, KY on Dec 22, 1915. His widow and 2 children, Vivian, 15, and Russell, 13, survive. Five brothers, Lafe, of Portsmouth, OH, Joe of Yatesville, KY, Steve and Jake of Columbus, OH, and John Compton of Louisville and one sister, Mrs. J. Allen Prichard, of Buchanan, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

CONLEY, Araminta (Leslie)
Mrs. Araminta Conley, 76, passed away at West Van Lear, Johnson County, KY, on last Sunday afternoon. Only 7 months ago her husband died at the age of 82. they were married in Louisa in 1877 and established their home in Johnson County. Impressive funeral service was held at the home on Monday afternoon, the Rev. W. I. Carter, pastor of the Paintsville M.E. church, South, officiating and paying deserved tribute to the deceased. Mrs. Conley’s death followed and illness of some weeks, but she had been confined to her room only a short time. A woman of splendid Christian character, unselfish, gentle and possessing a loveable disposition, she was loved by relatives and friends and highly esteemed by all her acquaintances. The following tributes was read at the funeral by Rev. Carter:
Mrs. Araminta Leslie Conley was born Jan 4, 1857 in Pike County, KY, died Sunday, Oct 30, 1932, aged 75 years 9 months and 26 days. She was the youngest daughter of Martin and Sarah Auxier Leslie and the lat of the family to pass into eternity. Early training in a Christian home and natural religious inclinations resulted in her conversion and uniting with the M. E. Church, South, in her tender years. Her life was lived daily in humble Christian service in the home. Only her own children and those closely associated with her know the beauty of her sacrificial life. She was a devout lover of her church and ministered to the material needs of many pastors and public servants. Anything that cane be applied to old time church mothers can be truthfully said of her.
She was married Jun 20, 1877 to Benjamin F. Conley, who preceded her in death only 7 months. They are survived by 4 of the 5 children who were born into the home, namely: O. J. Conley, Mrs. David Perry, Bertha L. Conley and Mrs. J. T. Fairchild, Elizabeth Florence having died in infancy. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Sarah Agnes Goble and Elizabeth Ruth Perry. All the children were near to minister to her needs until the last. She was a patient sufferer and died as she lived in purity of soul, meekly submissive to the will of her Lord. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery on the hill overlooking the home. Many relatives from distant points attended the funeral. Amongst them from Pikeville were Mr. Frank Connolly, Mrs. Nona Connolly Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chrisman from Cannel City, Guy W. Leslie from Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. McDongle and M. F. Conley from Paintsville, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Atkinson, Mr. and Mr. Garland Rice and Mrs. Holmes Kirk. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

DEAN, O. S.
O. S. Dean, 51, of Fort Gay, a C & O bridge carpenter, who died in a Huntington hospital Wednesday morning, will be buried in the Billups Cemetery following funeral services Friday afternoon at the Tabor Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiating. Surviving are the widow and 8 sons and daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

DIXON, Bertha (Clay-Clark)
News of the death Nov 5, of Mrs. Hubert Dixon was received by relatives in Paintsville Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon were living on a farm in Ohio. Mr. Dixon was cutting a tree when Mrs. Dixon came upon the scene unobserved by her husband and as the tree fell crushed her. She lived about 2 hours after the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon are form residents of this county (Johnson). Mrs. Dixon was formerly Mrs. Bertha Clark, her first husband having been killed in a mine accident on Beaver Creek in Floyd County a few years ago. She was a daughter of Mrs. Susan Clay of Paintsville. She was about 40 years of age and the mother of 8 children by first marriage and 4 by second marriage, the youngest of whom are twins less than 6 months  old. Funeral and burial took place in Ohio. Besides her husband and 8 children, she is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Susan Clay and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Melvin and Miss Verna Clay of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

FERGUSON, John P.
Mr. John P. Ferguson, 68, prominent farmer of Wayne county, died at his home at 3 last Sunday morning. He lived about one and a half miles east of  Fort Gay, WV and had been in ill health during the past 4 years. He was the son of John and Ann Plymale Ferguson and was married 25 years ago to Miss Stella Wellman, who survives him. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Benton Loar of Fort Gay, WV. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church 54 years. Funeral service was held Monday at 10 from the home, the Rev. Bascom R. Lakin, officiating. Interment in the family cemetery. Undertaker Curtright in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

FERGUSON, Sallie E. (Sherman)
Mrs. Sallie E. Ferguson, 66, passed away at her home at Moon, KY, Friday, Oct 28 at 7:30 a.m. after an illness of 4 months. She was with widow of John H. Ferguson who preceded her in death 7 years ago. She was a daughter of Nathan and Fannie Sherman. Funeral service was held Saturday at 2 from the home with Rev. Dennis Wells, of Red Bush, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home. Mrs. Ferguson had been a member of the United Baptist Church for over 40 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sanford Waldon, of Moon, 4 sons, R. H., William, E. M. and R. L. of Moon, one sister, Mrs. Dock Ison of Moon, and 3 brothers, M. L. Sherman of Relief and J. S. and Parish of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

FRALEY, William A. (Bill)
W. A. (Bill) Fraley, Jr., 30, died Wednesday, Oct 19, at the home of his father, W. A. Fraley, Sr., after an illness of several months. An abscessed lung was given as the cause of his death. He was formerly employed by the I. Richmond Company and later by the Howard Motor Company. He was married to Miss Dicie Kendrick of Woods, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, 3 months old and by his parents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

FULLER, Belle
Mrs. Belle Fuller, 66, of Kenova, who died Thursday night at her home after a lingering illness was buried in the family cemetery at Prichard, WV following funeral rites at the First Baptist Church at Prichard with Rev. Norris Gilliam of Kenova officiating. She is survived by her husband, George Fuller, a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Van Dyke of Russell, 3 sons, Charles and Martin Fuller of Ashland, and Dewey Fuller of Akron, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Christian and Miss Cora Hatten of Ceredo, one brother, Oliver Hatten of Ceredo and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

GUSSLER, Samantha O.
Mrs. Samantha O. Gussler, 60, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Okie Griffith, in Ashland, Saturday after an illness of about 5 weeks. She had resided in Ashland for the past 12 years. She is survived by 8 children, James A. Gussler of Catlettsburg, R. M. Gussler of Columbus, OH, R. M. Gussler of Ashland, P. R. Gussler of Blaine, Eli Gussler of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Charles Mullins and Mrs. Okie Griffith of Ashland, Mrs. J. C. Moore of Sacred Wind, KY; 27 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Her husband died several years ago. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 from the Gospel Mission in charge of Rev. R. G. Crowell. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

HALL, Willie Irene
Willie Irene Hall, 4 years old, died at the home of her parents, at Catalpa, this county, Wednesday of last week after an illness of typhoid fever. Funeral service was held Friday morning at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Hall of Fullers. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

HATFIELD, Floyd S.
Mingo County lost one of the finest and best liked citizens last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 when death claimed Floyd S. Hatfield, 59, at his home in Sprigg. Born and reared on the Double Camp Branch of Mate Creek, Mr. Hatfield spent his entire life in Mingo County. He had a wide acquaintance and was revered and esteemed by all for his many fine qualities. He was a son of the late Ephriam Hatfield, a pioneer of the county. Mr. Hatfield was a farmer by occupation but retired a few years ago. He was a devout Christian and an earnest and active worker in the church. It can be said of him that he harmed no man and that he helped many. Early in life he united with the Freewill Baptist Church and lived in strict accordance with his belief. He was a deacon of the church and largely from his own means built the church edifice near his Sprigg home. He was elected and served a full 4 year term as justice of the peace of Lee District. Mr. Hatfield was twice married, his first wife, being a daughter of John C. Sanson, another pioneer. One son, Wayne Hatfield, who lives at Sprigg, was born to this union. His second wife who was Mrs. Minda Ferrell, widow of Lafayette Ferrell and the following children of this union are living, Emmett, Lon, Evermont, Ruth and Aldie Hatfield, all of Sprigg. A large concourse of nearly 500 relatives and friends paid a lat tribute to Mr. Hatfield at the funeral services held at the home Tuesday afternoon. At his request he was buried in a home made casket, which was placed in a natural vault in the family cemetery. The casket was made by Lee Ellis, Jr. of Gilbert. Services were conducted by Revs. Millard Vanhoose and Burns Connelly of Paintsville; Rev. C. S. Pennington of Matewan and Rev. Young of Knox Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

HILL, Forrest
A sad accident which shocked everyone occurred here when Forrest Hill was killed by a falling rock while working in a small coal mine here Oct 21. Mr. Hill was working with Anon Cantrill, who was farther back in the mine and escaped injury as the rock did not reach to where he was. He came out over the rock which had pinned Hill under it. Hill was still alive and ask Cantrill if he was hurt. Cantrill went to summon help, but when he returned Hill was dead. Funeral services were held from the Regular Baptist church here with Rev. A. C. Bradley of Dingus, officiating. The remains were interred in the Brown Cemetery late Saturday afternoon Oct 22. He leaves his widow and 4 children, Glen and Wayne of Relief, KY, Mrs. Jessie Mullins of Keaton, KY, and Mary Ellen at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

JOHNSON, Virginia (Napier)
Mrs. Virginia Johnson died in a hospital in Charleston, WV, Oct 29 following a surgical operation and serious illness. She will be remembered in Louisa as Miss Virginia Napier, the niece of Mrs. R. A. Wilson with whom she lived 11 years. Since her marriage she has resided at Widen, WV. Funeral service was held at her home and interment made there. Surviving are her husband, Theodore Johnson, and 3 children. Also a sister, Mrs. Garnet Napier Ison of West Van Lear, who was called to Charleston by her illness. They were daughters of John and Nancy Belle Napier who lived in Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

KAZEE, W. H.
Glo, KY—It will be sad news to the many friends and relatives both here and in Lawrence County to learn of the death of W. H. Kazee, who died at his home here at an early hour last Saturday morning after a brief illness. It will be remembered that Mr. Kazee was the victim of a severe accident which almost cost him his life, while working on the tipple at Estill 3 years ago for the Wells Elkhorn Coal Company from which injuries he never fully recovered. Those injuries together with other complications, were more than the frail body would endure and death came as a relief to end his suffering after 3 days of unconsciousness. His entire family was at this beside when the end came. He has been in this section for 18 years, was 63 years old. He leaves a wife and 3 children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was a native of Lawrence County, being a son of Leander Kazee, of upper Laurel on Blaine, to which place the body was taken for burial Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

KELLEY, Elizabeth (Adams)
Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Kelley, 84, died at her home at Ivyton, Magoffin County Sunday, Nov 6, following an illness of several days. She was the mother of H. C. Kelley, road mechanic of the C & O, Ashland. Mrs. Kelley was born Aug 17, 1848, and was united in marriage to W. B. Kelley in the year 1865. to this union 14 children were born, 13 of whom survive. They are: Millard Kelley, of Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. Newt Cooper of Gatesville, TX, Mrs. Mack Patrick of Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. Jack Bailey of Salyersville, Moses Kelley, Mrs. Cornelius Howard, J. Vernon Kelley, and Smith Kelley of Ivyton, Henry Kelley of Ashland, Mrs. Sherman Spradlin of Ivyton, and Richard Clayton Kelley of Michigan. There are 49 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren. Mrs. Kelley united the  Methodist Church 42 years ago who remained in that faith. Mrs. Kelley’s funeral was held on Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

KIRK, Claude
Claude Kirk, 22, died at the home of his brother in law, Jay Rice of Mill Creek, Nov 13, following an illness of 15 days of diphtheria. He first took pneumonia, which developed into diphtheria. He as born in Kentucky and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kirk of Grassy, 2 sisters, Mrs. Gertie Maynard of Inez, KY, and Mrs. Jay Rice of Mill Creek, 3 brothers, John, Clyde and Albert Kirk of Freeburn, KY, Walter and Fred Kirk of Grassy. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday of this week on Mill Creek and interment made in the Kirk Cemetery on Mill Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

KIRK, Edna J.
Mrs. Edna J. Kirk, a member of one of the largest and most prominent families of eastern Kentucky, died in Paintsville Friday morning at 2 a.m. She had been in failing health for the past 2 or 3 years and her death was due to a complication of diseases, induced by old age. Mrs. Kirk was 75 years of age and was the widow of Thomas S. Kirk, in his day, a widely known Republican politician, and who preceded her in death some 25 years ago. Besides a multitude of relatives and friends, Mrs. Kirk is survived by 2 sisters, one brother and a daughter, Mrs. Rusha Phyllis, with whom she was making her home at the time of her death. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Mayo Memorial Church in Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

LEE, Willie
Funeral service was held for Willie Lee, Negro, who was killed in an automobile wreck near here, Nov 5, a the Louisa Colored Church, Thursday of last week. Interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery. Rev. John D. Marcum officiated. The body had been at the Curtright Funeral Home while trying to locate family. They were no located. Lee was traveling with Dorsey Bray and family, en route to Columbus, OH, when the car, with Lee driving, went over an embankment, near Georges Creek. Lee was killed instantly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

MARCUM, R. V.
R. V. Marcum, 32, mine motorman employed by the Red Jacket Consolidated Coal Company at Red Jacket, died Nov 11 in Memorial hospital in Williamson. Mr. Marcum was injured when his motor ran away on a hill. Both legs were ground off, and in addition he received a skull injury. Mr. Marcum formerly lived at Stonecoal, Wayne County, and leaves a widow and 3 children, Lena, 12, Edward, 9, Romia, 6; 2 sisters, Miss Missouri Marcum and Mrs. Florney Marcum, both of Crum; brothers, George of Lindsey, Sherman of Stonecoal, Victor of Red Jacket and Luther of Crum. Burial was made at Stonecoal Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

MARION, Woods
Catlettsburg, KY—Boyd County’s first fatal accident of the hunting season, occurred sometime Tuesday afternoon, when Woods Marion, 55, of Catlettsburg accidentally plunged head first over a 20 foot rock cliff on the John Moore farm at Lockwood, and died a few minutes later as the result of a brain concussion. The tragic death of Mr. Marion, who was one of Catlettsburg’s  prominent and best known citizens, came as a great shock to his family and friends. Mr. Marion’s body was not discovered until about 6:30 next morning , when it was fond lying at the foot of the cliff by Jimmy Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore. Coroner J. L. Richardson, of Ashland, was notified and went to the scene of the accident, where he conducted an inquest. He stated that death had been accidental and had probably occurred Tuesday afternoon about 5 o’clock. An examination of the body showed one broken bone, that being in the ring finger of the right hand. Death was caused by a brain concussion.
Mr. Marion left his home and drove to Lockwood to hunt squirrels. While hunting he discovered some wild grapes and returned to his car for a basket to use in gathering the grapes. He left his car parked by the side of the road and returned to the hills near the Moore farm. Witnesses stated that  they heard his last shot about 4:30 in the afternoon and believed that he lost his balance while walking along the cliff and fell to his death a short time later. The shotgun was found lying about 10 feet from his body. One barrel was empty and the other locked. He had one squirrel in his pocket. Mr. Marion was born at Fort Gay, WV on the 18th of Oct 1877. He was 55 years old at the time of his death. He came to Catlettsburg when only 10 years of age and spent the greater part of his life here. At the time of his death he was employed by the American Rolling Mill Company of Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Shay Marion, formerly of Grayson, and 5 sons, James Woodson, 12, George Labon, 11, Orlando, 10, Jack, 8, and Edwin Kirker, 4. One sister, Mrs. Sadie Whitt of Columbus, OH, also survived. Mr. Marion was an active member of the Catlettsburg Lodge of Elks and was a member of the Catlettsburg Presbyterian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4. 1932

MARTIN, Minnie (Harris)
Mrs. Minnie Harris Martin, 70, widow of the late Joel C. Martin, former Floyd County jailer, was found dead in bed at her home at Ashland, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Martin had been in the usual health of one of her advanced years, and it is believed that her death resulted from an apoplectic stroke. She was the daughter of the late Captain Jack Harris and was born and reared in Prestonsburg, where she held the esteem of all who knew her. She had been a devout member of the M. E. Church, South for many years. Several years ago, prior to the death of her husband, the family moved to Louisville and from there Mrs. Martin moved to Ashland. The body was returned here Tuesday by E. P. Arnold, and prepared for burial. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday from the M. E. Church, South, the pastor, Rev. J. M. Helm, officiating, assisted by pastors of other local churches. Burial was made in the Gearheart Cemetery here E. P. Arnold in charge. Surviving Mrs. Martin are 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. C. B. Wheeler and Mrs. Jack Harris, of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Tom King, Huntington, WV and Grover C. Martin of Cliff. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

MCCALL, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth McCall, widow of the late Thomas McCall, passed away at the home of her son, Burbage McCall, at Hunnewell, KY, Monday of last week from infirmities of old age. At the time of her death she was 88 years old, being born in Johnson County, KY on May 2, 1842. Ten of her 14 children have preceded her in death. The four surviving ones are: Mrs. Alice Collins of Avondale, WV, James McCall of Nohegan, WV, Shade McCall of Allen Junction, WV, and Burbage McCall of Hunnewell, KY. Mrs. McCall was a mother in law of Dr. W. H. Joyner of Greenup. Burial was made in the Cane Creek Cemetery, Wednesday, Rev. Perry officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

MEADORS
Six months old twins of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Meadors of West Prestonsburg, died Monday night, their deaths coming within 30 minutes of each other. Burial was made in West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Cause of their death is not definitely known. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

MONTGOMERY, Anna
Mrs. Anna Montgomery, wife of Bun Montgomery, died at the age of 27 Sunday, Nov 11 at the Montgomery home in Wet Prestonsburg as the result of a complication of diseased from which she had suffered for the past 2 year. The victim was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks Wallen of Water Gap, and had many relatives in this county. She held the respect of all who knew her by her many fine traits of character. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Montgomery is survived by 2 brothers and a sister, Paul, Joe and Miss Rebecca Wallen. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist church in West Prestonsburg by Rev. Frank McGuire, Rev. B. W. Craft and Rev. Alex Stephens, with burial in the West Prestonsburg Cemetery under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

MORRISON, William H.
Ashland, KY—William H. Morrison, 50, was shot fatally, by 2 Negroes who attempted to rob his filling station at Thirty-fourth Street and Greenup Avenue at 6:30 Monday night. He died 9 hours later. Morrison was alone in the store when 2 Negroes entered and asked for cigarettes. He told his son that as he turned to get the cigarettes he felt there was something wrong, looked at the en again and fond himself covered with a pistol in the hands of one of the Negroes. Morrison said he called for help and the Negro opened fire, his companion instantly drawing a pistol and starting to shoot also. Morrison’s 2 sons in the residence adjoining the store heard the shots and ran to the store in time to see 2 Negroes fleeing. Their father was leaning against a counter, blood streaming from several wounds. He had been shot in each shoulder, in the lower abdomen and in the left side of the back. The bullet striking the right shoulder had shattered several bones an apparently was the most serious would. One of the Negroes under arrest was partially identified by one of the victim’s sons as one of the men he saw running from the store. There were no witnesses to the shooting.
After emptying their revolvers the Negroes fled across Greenup Avenue, where they were joined by a third Negro, who had been waiting outside, and into the railroad yards. Members of Mr. Morrison’s family and Patrolman William L. Miller, who resided 2 doors below the filling station, heard the shots and they rushed to the store and found Mr. Morrison, badly wounded, floundering around inside the station. The surrounding towns were notified of the shooting of Mr. Morrison and of the Gem store robbery. About 9:30 Monday night Chief of Police Randall Bussey, Night Patrolman Pat Brown and Deputy Sheriff Byron Young, of Louisa blocked the Mayo Trail there and attempted to halt a car answering the description of the one stolen by the bandits. It succeeded in eluding them, but was headed off a the eastern end of Louisa. The Louisa officers separated, Chief Bussey going to the Louisa-Fort Gay bridge, Young going to the western city limits, while Brown entered the part of Louisa known as “Italy”. There he came upon the men again and one of them was out, apparently inquiring how to get out of town, and when they saw the officer they opened fire on him. Brown returned fire emptying his revolver, but the men escaped. The Louisa officers followed the car back toward Ashland, but as the car used by the fugitives was much faster then the one they had, they lost them. Later, however, they met 2 officers from Ashland, Lane and Hall. The Ashland officers said that they had not seen any cars and it is believed that the bandits eluded arrest by turning off a side road. The bandits, the police said, picked an opportune time to pull the hold up. The whole force was engaged in running down Morrison’s assailants when the Gem store robbery occurred, but in spite of this 2 officers reached the store in less than 5 minutes after the robbery.
Morrison’s son, L. H. Morrison, formerly lived in Louisa. He was a C & O freight clerk at that time, and noe resided in Grayson. He was one of the many cut off by the railroad company because of bad business. Morrison is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Morrison, 4 sons, C. H. Morrison of Hardy, KY, L. H. Morrison of Grayson, Hershell and Orville, both of Ashland, and one daughter, Effie Morrison of Louisville and 5 brothers, Otis, Leve and Grover Morrison of Hitchins, Frank Morrison of Rush and T. H. Morrison of Huntington and 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Hutchinson and Mrs. Emma Lakin of Henry Clay, KY and by 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

MUSIC, Clarinda (Baldridge)
Illness attendant upon old age caused the death Thursday Oct 27 of Mrs. Clarinda Music, widow of the late John Wes Music, at her home on Little Paint Creek, this county, at the age of 90 years. Mrs. Music suffered a fall several years ago in which she suffered a broken leg and had not walked in the past 7 years, and her last illness had extended over a year. The victim was one of Floyd County’s oldest and best women. For 53 years she had been a member of the Methodist church and her life of Christian works was such as to calim the love and admiration of all who knew her. She was a daughter of the late Andrew Baldridge, Sr., one of the pioneer resident of this section. Surviving are 2 sons, 6 daughters, 2 brothers, 73 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Griffith officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. Music, of Betsy Layne. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Funeral and burial were under the direction of E. P. Arnold of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

PACK, William Martin
William Martin Pack, 59, of Garrett, died Oct 19, after an illness of 10 months. Mr. Pack was born in Baptist Valley, VA, Oct 1, 1873. He was married to Miss Barbara Shreve, Dec 25, 1894 and to this union were born 13 children, 12 of whom survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

PERRY, Sam J.
Sam J. Perry, 25, was struck and killed by a N & W passenger train No. 28 at Wilsondale Tuesday morning of last week. Perry’s lifeless body was discovered by a railroad section crew 30 minutes after the train had gone. Apparently the train crew was unaware that the man had been hit. Perry, whose home is near Wilsondale, is the son of Mose Perry. He is survived by his widow and 2 children. An inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Elmer Sansom of Wayne, Dr. Sam J. Ferguson and T. J. Maynard, deputy sheriff, also participated  in the inquest. Just how the accident happened is not known, since no one witnessed it. The body of Perry was badly mangled and death was instantaneous. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

PIGG, Mont
Mont Pigg, 37, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at a local hospital here after being shot 30 minute earlier by John Johns of Louisa. An election argument is said to have been the cause of the shooting. Funeral service was held Sunday at the M. E. Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. B. R. Lakin of Fort Gay officiating with the assistance of Rev. W. w. Shepherd. Interment was made in the Fulkerson Cemetery, under the direction of Pigg & Braid, funeral directors. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Kirk Pigg and 2 daughters at home,  also 2 daughters Misses Margaret Helen and Frances of Ashland. Also his mother, Mrs. Fannie Pigg, and one half brother, Frank Pigg of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Julia Carter of Huntington and Mrs. Grace Adkins of Ironton, OH. He was the son of Thomas Pigg, deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

PRESTON
Appearance of infantile paralysis in Prestonsburg resulted in the death Saturday night of the 14 months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Preston. The infant was ill only a few days. Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

REMPHREY, Lou Ann
Struck by an automobile driven by a hit and run driver, Mrs. Lou Ann Remphrey, of this place, was found on the Mayo Trail, approximately 2 miles above here, Saturday night at 10:30 dying from her injuries. She was about 52 years old and was the wife of Sam Remphrey. Her body crushed and both legs and her jaw broke, the woman was picked up and taken in the ambulance of E. P. Arnold to the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, where she died an hour later. Identity of the driver of the death car is not known, and knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death is gained through uncertain deduction. It is believed  that she was walking along the Trail toward Prestonsburg when struck. The marks indicate that the car was swerved suddenly in an attempt to miss her. Surviving the victim are her husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters, Bob Austin and James Austin, Portsmouth, OH  Charles, Vick and Hazel Coburn, Prestonsburg. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon from the Freewill Baptist Church, the Rev. Malcolm Hubbard, assisted by Rev. Frank McGuire, officiating. Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. E. P. Arnold, Prestonsburg funeral director, conducted the funeral and burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

SALYER, Charley
Charley Salyer, age about 30, was instantly killed in a coal mine on Jennies Creek. Mr. Salyer had gone into an abandoned mine presumably to pick out caol for domestic use. He was back only a short distance from the moth of the mine when a large rock fell from the roof pinning him beneath the rock which is said to have weighed a ton. He was dead when the rock was removed by rescuers who went to his aid. Mr. Salyer was constable in Magisterial District No. 3. The body was taken to Cane Branch on Paint Creek for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

SCARBERRY, Ida (Young)
Catlettsburg, KY—Mrs. Ida Scarberry, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday Nov 9, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was 61 years of age. She is survived by her husband, George Scarberry, 5 sons, W. H. and Heston of Catlettsburg, Albert, Edward and Ollie of Georges Creek, 2 daughters, Mrs. Rachel Grayson and Mrs. Ina Scarberry both of Georges Creek. Two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Murray of Lowmansville, and Mrs. James Chandler of Lucasville, OH, and 2 brothers, Sam Young of Lucasville, and George Young of Johnson County, KY also survive. The body was taken to Georges Creek, this county, where short services  at the grave were held at 2 Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

SEXTON, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Sexton, aged wife of the late Keenis Seton, of Hueysville, died at the home of her son, William Sexton, Jr. on Salt Lick, Saturday night. She had been ill for a long while, and was preceded in death by her husband by only a few months. Mrs. Sexton is survived by 5 sons, Harlan, William, Sol, and Lummie, all of this place, and George Seton of the Brushy Fork of Licking River and by 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna Sparkman of Salt Lick and Mrs. F. C. Shepherd of this place. Burial was made in he James Allen Cemetery, with a very large crowd attending and ministers of the Holiness Church officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

SMITH, Virginia
Mrs. Virginia Smith, 29, died at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at her home on the Sixteenth Street Road, Huntington. The body was taken to Stidham, KY Sunday morning where funeral and burial services were held Monday. She leaves her husband, Verlin Smith, one son, Richard Eugene Smith, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Williamson, of Stidham, 4 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Webb of Henrietta, KY, Mrs. Anna Faught of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ella Fletcher of Inez, KY and Mrs. Jackie McDonie, of Huntington, one brother, Hershel Williamson of Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

SPRADLIN, Mary
Miss Mary Spradlin, 24, daughter of the late James Spradlin and of Mrs. Zula D. Spradlin, former Prestonsburg postmistress, died Wednesday in Covington, KY, a victim of pneumonia, relatives here have been notified. Though she had been ill since last Saturday, her condition had been reported as showing improvement and news of her death came as a shock to her many relatives and friends. Miss Spradlin was a teacher in the Covington city schools, and was a young woman of exceptional character and promise. Though her mother moved from here when she was quite young, Miss Spradlin is well remembered here. Besides her mother, she is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Nicholls of Prestonsburg and Mrs. E. L. Miller of Louisville; a brother, J. C. Spradlin of Bowling Green, KY. The body was taken to Bowling Green, home of the victim’s mother where funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, with burial taking place there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

SWAN, Goldie
Mrs. Goldie Swan, 35, died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Viola Hennecke, in Ashland following an illness of several months. She was born Mar 13, 1897 in Boyd County, the daughter of Polk and Sarah Neal Lambert. Funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon from the Hennecke home with Rev. A.G. Cox officiating. Interment in the Dixon Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Woodrow Bickford of Ashland, one daughter, Doris Bickford of Ashland, her mother, Mrs. Sarah Lambert of Ashland, one brother, Emmett Lambert of Van Lear, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Viola Hennecke and Mrs. Martha Barber of Ashland and Mrs. Bess Kirtner of Whitesville, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

THOMPSON, Z. A.
A message was received by Louisa relatives on Thursday morning of last week announcing the death of Dr. Z. A. Thompson of Pikeville, which occurred a the home of his son, Burgess Thompson, at Lynch, KY. Last July he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, but had partially recovered and had been at the home of his son the past 5 weeks. A second stroke is thought to have caused his death. The body was taken to Pikeville where on Friday afternoon funeral service was held at the M. E. Church, South, the pastor, Dr. R. T. Webb, officiating. Dr. Thompson had for years been a member of that church. He was also  a member of Thos. C. Cecil Lodge F & AM and one of the promoters of Rotary in Pikeville. Dr. Thompson was about 75 years old. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt College and took post graduate work at Johns Hopkins. He had an extensive practice and was formerly employed as physician for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio. During the latter employment he located at Pikeville, where he made a host of friends. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Corilda Burgess of Gallup, this county and one son, Burgess, who is foreman for the United States Steel Company at Lynch, KY, a twin brother, J. R. Thompson of Spring City, TN and a sister, Mrs. Kate McPherson also of Spring City. He came to Louisa from Tennessee as a railroad contractor and was successful in that line a number of years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

WELLS, Henderson
Henderson Wels, 84, died at his home on Three Mile Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was a son of the late Mahala Wells Huff, known as the oldest woman in Lawrence County, who died a few years ago at the age of 107. Mr. Huff was a native of Wayne County, WV and moved to Lawrence County with his mother in 1885. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home with Rev. J. D. Marcum and Noah Peters officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Three Mile. He was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Laura Workman. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, , Talmadge, at home, Willis of Dayton, OH, Miss Irene Wells of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Catherine Burger of Dayton. OH. Two daughters, Minnie and Ruth, preceded their father in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 18, 1932

Thursday evening, Nov 10, 1932 at 11:30 Henderson Wells of Louisa, KY, died peaceably at his home. He had been in poor health for several years and the past year his suffering has been great, but he patiently submitted to his Master’s will. “Uncle Henderson” as he is best known  by his neighbors and friends, noted for  his sympathy for the unfortunate, his readiness to minister , his open-handed hospitality, will be sadly missed. He was the only son of Mrs. Mahala Wells Huff, who died Feb 1928 at the age of 104 years. He was 88 years of  age. Married May 10, 1888 to Miss Laura Workman. His wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters and one grandchild survive: Willie Wells of Dayton, OH, Talmadge Wells of Louisa, Mrs. Carrie Berger of Cleveland, OH and Miss Irene Wells of  Detroit, MI. Two daughters preceded him in death, Mrs. Minnie Tomlinson and Mrs. Ruth Babbit. Funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon, Nov 13. Rev. John D. Marcum of Louisa officiating, assisted by  Noah Peters. Burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 25, 1932

WILLIAMS, Everett
The body of Everett Williams, 65, who died at his home in Portsmouth, OH, Thursday of last week was taken to his former home in the Blaine section for burial Saturday. He is survived by one son and 2 daughters, Kendrick Williams, Mr. Isaac McGuire and Mrs. Jerry Cordell, all of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 11, 1932

WILLIAMS, Harry G.
Following an illness of several years duration, Harry G. Williams, prominent and well known business man throughout this section of the state, passed away this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Mr. Williams had been in ill health for so long that his death had been expected for quite a while. Mr. Williams was born in Tazewell County, VA and was 52 years of age at the time of his death. Coming to Williamson while still a young man he soon established himself as a man of ability. He was the cashier of the First National Bank for a number of years and upon leaving that position he treated together with M. Z. White, the Williams-White Insurance Agency, which continued in business under that name until the last year. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Dr. C. A. Eagle officiated at the burial ceremonies which took place Saturday afternoon, Interment was in the West Williamson Fairview Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 4, 1932

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ARNETT, Cisco
ARNETT, Wilson
Salyersville, KY—Cisco Arnett, who officers said was accused of killing Harlow Ray some time ago, and his uncle, Wilson Arnett, were shot and killed Saturday afternoon in a pistol fight at a schoolhouse on the middle fork of the Licking river. Kelly Arnett and Hargis Arnett, brothers of Wilson Arnett, were wounded. Wilson Arnett could not be located immediately after the shooting, but Saturday night a search of the battle scene revealed his body a  short distance form the schoolhouse. The battle occurred when Democrats of that election of the county met to elect a precinct committeeman in accordance with he quadrennial State wide reorganization of the party. Among those arrested after the shooting was Bob Arnett, a candidate for precinct committeeman. Others arrested were Jim Arnett, John Dave Arnett, Prater Arnett and Milt Arnett. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

BARBOUR, Robert W.
Robert W. Barbour, 72, of Lavalette, who died at his home Wednesday morning after a lingering illness was buried at Lavalette following funeral services there Thursday afternoon at 2 at May’s Chapel. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary belle Barbour, a daughter, Miss Octavia Barbour, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Topping of Huntington and Mrs. Mary bailey of Topeka, KS, 2 brothers, Steve and Allen Barbour of Huntington and a grandson, Robert Miller. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

BARTRAM, Enoch
Enoch Bartram, 88, died Nov 22 at the home of his son, William Bartram in Ceredo, following an illness of 6 weeks duration. Funeral service were conducted on Thursday at the Greenbrier Church, at Echo, WV, by Rev. Norris Gilliam, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kenova, assisted by Rev. Carmi Crabtree, pastor of the Greenbrier Church. He is survived by 10 living children, as follows: William and Laban Bartram of Kenova, George Bartram, J. W. Bartram, Mrs. Rebecca McCloskey of Oklahoma, Enoch Bartram of Phoenix, AZ, Freelin Bartram of Echo, WV, Bert Bartram of Waverly, OH, Bennard Bartram of Letart,, WV, Mrs. Tennessee Ferguson of Franklin Furnace, OH. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Emaline Dickerson of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Rhoda Ferguson of Parson, KS and 45 grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death about a year ago. Burial was made in the cemetery at Echo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

BOOTH, Rebecca A.
Mrs. Rebecca A. Booth, 70, died at the family residence in Huntington, Sunday following a lingering illness. Born at Buffalo, Wayne County, Mrs. Booth was the daughter of the late Payton and Martha Haney Staley, a prominent Wayne County family. She was born in 1852 and was a resident of Wayne County until several years after her marriage to Hurston Booth, when they moved to Huntington. They had 6 children, 5 of whom are now living, as follows: Mrs. E. C. Vest, Huntington, Archie Booth of Asheville, NC, John Booth, of Ironton, OH, Forrest Booth and Austin Booth of Huntington, a daughter, Mrs. Effie Cunningham died several months ago. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild, 2 stepsons, J. D. Booth and Kay Booth of Kenova; 4 stepdaughters, Mrs. Willis Smith, Mrs. Ray Millard, Mrs. Bishop Ferguson, all of Kenova and Mrs.  Millard Staley of Huntington and 4 sisters, Mrs. Hester Christian, Shoals, WV, Mrs. J. B. Malcom, and Mrs. G. W. Plymale both of Buffalo, and Mrs. F. H. Booth of Wayne. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church of which she was a member for many years. Burial was in Staley Cemetery at Cyrus, WV.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

BURCHETT, Nora
Victim of heart disease from which she had long been a sufferer resulted in the death of Mrs. Nora Burchett, 29, Monday afternoon. Deceased passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fannie Smith, of Williamson. She had been ill for along time with heart disease. Mrs. Burchett was the widow of the late William Burchett, an estimable young woman with a wide circle of friends who mourn her passing in the prime of her life. The deceased is survived by 3 children, Willie, Beulah and Edith. She also leaver her mother and the following 4 sisters, Alice, Linnie and Dixie Smith all of Floyd County, KY and Mrs. Nancy Kessinger, of Beckley. She leaves 3 brothers, Clell, John and Clarence Smith. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

BURCHETT, Wylie
Wylie Burchett, 83, died at his home at 1235 St. Georges Street, East Liverpool, OH, Nov 7, 1932 after a lingering illness of several years. Mr. Burchett with his family moved to East Liverpool from Louisa, KY, more than 30 years ago. Mr. Burchett was a painter by trade and became widely known and respected and being of a genial and kindly disposition was liked by all who knew him. He leaves his wife, whose maiden name was Molly Haws, and the following children: Mrs. Virginia McKinnon, Grover C. Burchett, Mrs. Kittie Smith, and Miss Margaret Burchett, all of  East Liverpool. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Nov 10, at East Liverpool. Mr. Burchett has many friends and relatives living in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

CAREY, Myrtle
Miss Myrtle Carey, 26, died at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Dahmen in Logan St., last Saturday morning following a long illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 at he Dahmen home on Sunday afternoon followed by interment in the family cemetery in East Williamson. The deceased, leaving her mother, Mrs. Sally Carey of Delbarton, and one brother, Okie Carey, also of Delbarton. Miss Carey had been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Dahmen for the past 14 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

CASTLE, Gail
Paintsville, KY—Unexplained circumstances shroud the death here this week of an 18 year old youth, Gail Castle. According to the reports, young Castle, a son of John Castle, an employee of the F. S. Vanhoose Company of this city, started out last Monday morning in search of his missing ferret. When his prolonged absence aroused anxiety as to his safety, a search was instituted by members of his family. When found, the youth lay on the ground with his arms clasped around a tree, unconscious, some three or four miles from home. He was brought to a local hospital where he died Tuesday night, without regaining consciousness. A wound on the side of his dead could not be explained, although his death by attendant physicians resulted from pneumonia, produced by exposure. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

CLARK, Mary A.
Mrs. Mary A. Clark, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harkins Lycans, of East Lynn, Dec 8, after an illness of several months of complications due to old age. She was before marriage, Miss Mary A. Fry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Fry. She was married to J. P. Clark, Sr., who has been dead several  years. Mrs. Clark was a member of the United Baptist Church and is survived by 3 sons and 5 daughters. Funeral services were conducted last Sunday by Rev. Jesse Nelson and interment made in the Clark Cemetery, about 2 miles above East Lynn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

COCHRAN, John Harlan
The first hunting tragedy of the season in Lawrence County this year resulted in the death of John Harlan Cochran, 15, of Lick Creek, Thursday noon. Young Cochran, with another companion and his uncle, Bill Fugett and Clyde Shannon, was hunting rabbits near Torchlight, Thanksgiving ay, when Cochran’s gun was accidentally discharged striking him in the abdomen. He was rushed to the Louisa General Hospital where he died 2 hours later. Funeral service was held Saturday morning at 10:30 from the Millers Chapel on Lick Creek with Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment was made in the Cochran cemetery near the home. Pallbearers were Clyde Shannon, John J. Childers, Howard Pigg, Roy Childers, Richard Dutton and Manley Cox. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. Cochran, one sister, Miss Nora, at home, one brother, Henry Cochran, who lives on Lick Creek. A sister, Mrs. Mobley of Columbus, died some time ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

CRUMM, Arthur
Lexington, KY—Arthur Crumm, 58, Floyd County, a federal prisoner who was being taken back to Atlanta penitentiary for violation of his parole, died early Friday at the county jail, where he had been left overnight by United States Deputy Marshall Thomas H. Patrick, Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

CURRY, L.V. S.
L. V. S. Curry, 40, prominent attorney of Mingo County, WV died in a hospital in Ironton, OH, Thursday night after a lingering illness. He had been taken to Ironton recently from a hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Curry whose home was at Kermit, WV, had maintained law offices in Kermit and Williamson, where he resided at one time. He was active in politics in Mingo County and was a candidate for the office of prosecuting attorney on the Democratic ticket in the last primary election, but was forced to withdraw from the race because of failing health. His body was taken to Huntington Thursday to the Reger Funeral Home of Huntington, where his brother, Thomas Curry, of Jefferson Avenue arranged funeral services. Mr. Curry had resided in Mingo County for 20 years where he was widely known, Surviving in addition to Thomas Curry are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Curry of Wayne County, WV, the widow, 2 daughters, Virginia Curry at home and Mrs. L. D. Powers of Huntington, 2 brothers, H. R. and J. W. Curry of Webb, WV, and sisters, Mrs. W. M. Little of Webb, Mrs. W. J. Franklin of Williamson, Mrs. C. W. Shawyer of Richmond, VA, Mrs. W. C. Duncan of Bluefield, WV, and Mrs. J. M. Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes, WV. The body was taken to his home at Kermit, WV Saturday and funeral services was held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church with Rev. James Williams, officiating. Interment was made in the Kermit Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 16, 1932

DAMRON, Bascom
Bascom Damron, 56, native of Floyd County, was found dead Nov 10 at his home at Coal Run, Pike county, where he is believed to have taken his own life. A bullet had been fired through his head and another through the body, near the heart. Failing health is given as a motive for the act. Mr. Damron was a son of the late Ezekiel Damron. The greater part of his life was spent in Pike County, where he resided with his sister. Mrs. R. P. Spears. He had been a cripple since childhood and his health had been failing rapidly within the past year. Besides his sister, the victim is survived by one half brother, Luther Damron of Millard. Mrs. Spears said that she left her brother at home while she was visiting neighbors. Returning late in the afternoon and fining none of the chores done, she made a search for her brother, finding him dead. Burial was made in the Ratcliff Cemetery at Coal Run. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

DAMRON, Sadie
Williamson, WV—The battered body of a woman, identified as Miss Sadie Damron,22 of near Dunlow, Wayne County, was found on a highway 10 miles from here Saturday morning. Ira Strickland, 40, of Williamson, mine supply salesman, was held by police for questioning as they began an investigation upon the assumption the woman’s death resulted either from foul play or being struck by a hit and run motorist. Captain Tom Barton, of the Williamson State police detachment, later ordered the release of Strickland after a detailed investigation determined the woman had been killed by a hit and run motorist. The condition of the woman’s body led police to believe she had been knocked or rolled a distance of about 50 feet. Her shoes were found 40 feet from the body and the heels had been torn away. A suitcase containing women’s clothing was found near the body. An examination of the body disclosed a severe laceration across the abdomen and other injuries. Death was believed instantaneous.  Strickland was quotes as telling deputy sheriffs he brought Miss Damron to Williamson last night from the home of her father, Moses Damron of Wells Branch, about 2 miles from Dunlow, Wayne County. It was said she had come to Williamson for employment. Officers said Strickland told them she jumped from the automobile and he did not see her after that time. As far as could be learned no coroner’s inquest will be held. Police advanced the theory that the woman was killed by a hit and run motorist after their investigation disclosed she had been dragged along the highway several feet. Police were virtually without any clue with which to conduct the identity of the death car. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

DIAMOND, Kay
The body of Kay Diamond, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Kay Diamond, of Hanging Rock, OH, was brought to Louisa last week for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

DINGUS, Cynthia (Smith)
Mrs. Cynthia Sith Dingus died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Crager at Plain City, OH, last Sunday. The body was brought to this place and removed to Blaine, where she formerly lived and where on Tuesday the funeral and burial took place. She was the widow of William Dingus and is survived by a brother, Alfred Smith of Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

EVANS, Julia Ann (Hewlett)
Mrs. Julia Ann Evans, aged 81 years and 7 months died at the Louisa General Hospital on Wednesday morning from burns received at 8:00 Tuesday evening when her clothing became ignited from a gas stove. She had retired early, as was her custom and had been asleep. She arose to look at the clock, which was on a mantel near a gas stove. Her outing night grown caught fire and in an instant she was enveloped in flames. Her call for help was heard by her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Osborn, who rushed to her and found her sitting on the bed. Mrs. Osborn smothered the flames with a quilt and then called for the ambulance to take her to the hospital. An examination showed that she probably was fatally burned, and this was confirmed by her death 6 hours later. She retained consciousness almost to the end. She was a daughter of Henry  Burch Hewlett and Mrs. Rachel Burke Hewlett and the wife of James E. Evans, who died in 1913. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. F. Osborn, of Louisa and 2 sons, H. E. Evans of Louisa and Frank Evans of Ellen, this county, and by 14 grandchildren. Also 2 brothers, Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of Louisa and Hardin Hewlett of Yatesville. She had been a lifelong member of the M. E. Church, South. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Osborn on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. H. G. Sowards, officiating. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were G. W. Kouns, O. C. Atkins, Dr. H. H. Sparks, J. G. Burns, W. A. Fyffe and B. J. Chaffin. Honorary: Robert Dixon, Augustus Snyder, S. J. Justice, William Justice, J. Isralsky and R. G. Moore. Mrs. Evans was a woman of strong character and more than ordinary mental capacity. The greater part of her life was spent at the farm home, near Blaine, this county, where she and her husband were prominent and highly respected citizens. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

EVERETT, George S.
The death of George S. Everett, 80, well known citizen of Guyandotte, occurred at his home following a short illness. Mr. Everett was one of the early settlers of that section, having spent his boyhood days on a farm which is now the site of the International Nickel plant. Surviving are his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. H. O. Thornburg, of Huntington, Mrs. John Legg of Kenova, Mrs. Jerry Wilson of New York, Mrs. Homer Britton of Charleston, a son, Clarence A. Everett of Huntington and one brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church, South, Guyandotte, Rev. C. C. Perkins, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Spring Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

FARMER, Charles S.
News of the death of Charles S. Farmer, brother of Rev. G. H. Farmer, pastor of the Wayne M. E. Church, South, was received her Monday night. The deceased man was an employee of the State road commission and his home was in New Martinsville. He died at his home. He had been in failing health for a long period of time. Rev. Farmer and family will leave Wayne early Thursday morning and go to New Martinsville to attend the funeral services which will be held Thursday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his widow and 3 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

FRALEY, Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. W. H. Fraley, 86, who died at her home at Crockett in Wayne County, Nov 29 is survived by what appears to be almost a record number of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The total is 198. Nine of the number are her children, 86 are grandchildren, 96 are great grandchildren and 7 are great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Fraley died following a 5 day illness of pneumonia. She had lived on Miller’s Fork all her life and had been a member of the Methodist Church for about 50 years. Her husband, Rev. W. H. Fraley, survives. Surviving children are: Rev. R. A. Fraley of Morgantown, Simmie Fraley of Kistley, Mrs. Marcena Evans of Lufkin, TX, Mrs. Emerine Lester, Mrs. Christopher Cyrus, J.C. and Rev. S. M. Fraley of Miller’s Fork, Jenis and Martin Fraley at home. One daughter, Mrs. Millard Sansom, died Apr 30, 1917. Funeral services for Mrs. Fraley were conducted at the Crockett M. E. church last Thursday with Rev. G. H. Farmer, Rev. Henry Mullens, Rev. Allen Smith, and Rev. G. W. Smith, were in charge of the services. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 16, 1932

HARRIS, Brigg H.
Catlettsburg, KY—Stricken Saturday night by paralysis, Brigg H. Harris, widely known Ashland resident, succumbed at his home on Williams Avenue Monday morning. Mr. Harris had been in ill health for a number of years but his condition was not considered serious until Saturday. Word of  his passing was received with genuine sorrow throughout  Ashland and Catlettsburg where he numbered his friends by the hundreds. Brigg H. Harris was born in Tazewell County, VA I August 1859. He was 73 years old at the time of his death. He was the son of Elijah and Mary Bishop Harris. His father was killed in the Civil War shortly afterward, when Mr. Harris was but a few years of age, he came to the Big Sandy Valley with his mother and family and remained a resident of this section. After attaining manhood he became interested in affairs of the State and served Kentucky for one term in the House of Representatives at Frankfort and for one term in the State Senate. Before moving to Catlettsburg, Mr. Harris lived in Johnson County where he was county superintendent of schools for some time. His wife preceded hi in death 8 years ago. He is survived by 3 sons, George Howes Harris, of Ardmore, OK, who was unable to attend the services, E. Poe Harris of Catlettsburg, and Harry of Akron, OH. His youngest son, Harry, was notified of his illness and arrived at the beside a short time after Mr. Harris died. Two daughters, Snow and Jo Harris, who resided with their father, also survive, and one grandson, John G. Harris, of Ardmore, OK. There was no funeral service at the home, the body being taken to the Ashland Cemetery Tuesday afternoon where a brief service, consisting of a short scripture reading and prayer, was conducted at the grave by Rev. Simmons, pastor of the Baptist church on Williams Avenue. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

HOWARD, Grover L.
Dr. Grover L. Howard, 46, died at his winter home in Miami, FL Sunday evening at 8:30. He had been in failing health for 5 years, suffering from angina pectoris and although the end came suddenly it was not unexpected. His body accompanied by his wife and 2 sons, will be taken to Prestonsburg, to the home of Mrs. Howard’s mother, Mrs. Walter S. Harkins, where the funeral will take place Friday afternoon. Dr. Howard was a resident of Huntington for a number of years, where he practiced his profession and was on the staff of the Kessler-Hatfield Hospital. He was a native of Floyd County, VA and was a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. His wife was Miss Mary E. Harkins of Prestonsburg and he had many friends throughout eastern Kentucky who will regret to learn of his death. In addition to the widow he is survived by 2 sons, Walter and Grover Howard, and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

JOHNSON, Frank
Frank Johnson, 48, whose home is at Hager Hill, 2 miles above Paintsville, died at a hospital in Paintsville Saturday night. Mr. Johnson had been suffering for some time from a stomach ailment, and 2 weeks ago, entered the hospital where a major intricate operation was performed. He was at first thought to be well on the way to recovery, but a relapse ended in this death. He was a man of sterling character and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Besides his widow he is survived by 3 sisters and numerous other relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

JOHNSON, Monroe
Monroe Johnson, 49, died in Ashland Sunday morning following an illness of 3 years. He was born Feb 1, 1883. Funeral service was held Monday in Johnson County and interment made in the Wheeler cemetery there. He leaves 4 sons, Autie Johnson of Van Lear, and Melvin, Chalmer and Edward Johnson, of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Nannie Williams and Miss Myrtle Johnson, of Ashland and 2 brothers, Sanford Johnson of Sip and Willie Johnson of Mine Fork, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

JONES, John T.
John T. Jones, well known citizen of this county, passed away last Friday night at his home here where he lived with his sons, John and Burl Jones. Mr. Jones who was 90 years old, had been a farmer and for many years lived on Lick Creek where he reared his family of 8 children. His wife died a few years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the Confederate Army and was the last member of his company to pass away. Funeral service was conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Elizabeth Jarrell Church on Lick Creek by the Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa. Interment followed in the Akers burying ground. Surviving members of the family are a daughter, and 4 sons, Burl, Willard, Grover and John. Also, 17 grandchildren. Three of the sons and the daughter live at Franklin Furnace, OH. The daughter had been here for some time to  help care for her father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

JOSEPH, Minta (Baldridge)
Mrs. Minta Baldridge Joseph, 67, wife of Woodson Joseph of Offutt, died at her home Nov 24. Her death came after a prolonged illness. She was the mother of Mrs. W. R. Richmond of near Paintsville and her funeral and burial were held at the Richmond farm Saturday. Mrs. Joseph was born in Johnson County and reared in Floyd County. After her marriage to her husband, who survives, she moved to the State of Washington where she lived for 15 years. She and Mr. Joseph returned to Johnson County and have been living at Offutt for the past 20 years. Mrs. Joseph was a devoted member of the United Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her only child, Mrs. W. R. Richmond, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Campbell and Jonathan Fitzpatrick both of Floyd County, Mrs. Betty Perkley of Oklahoma; 2 brothers, A. J. Baldridge of East Point and John Baldridge of Washington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

LAFERTY, Robert
Two  Floyd countians were recently killed as the result of accidents, Bill Webb, 40, was instantly killed in the mines at Auxier and Robert Laferty, 15, was electrocuted when he touched a live wire at Drift. Young Laferty was instantly killed when, it is said, several thousand volts of electric current passed though his body as he touched an electric cable near the Turner-Elkhorn mines. His body was taken to Bull Creek for burial in the Wells Cemetery. The young was a son of Fisher Laferty. Surviving him are his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 16, 1932

LAYNE, Ernestine
Pikeville, KY—the funeral of Ernestine Layne, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Layne, Betsy Layne, KY, who was killed by an automobile near her home Tuesday, will be held at the home at 2 o’clock, Thursday. Ernestine attempted to cross the highway when she was struck by an automobile said to have been driven by a man names Jacobs. She died a few minutes later. Her father is proprietor of a soda fountain and restaurant at Betsy Layne. She is survived by her parents and 3 sisters, Henrietta, 11, Gwendolyn, 9, and Betty Joe, 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

LYONS, Marvin D.
Marvin D. Lyons, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Lyons of Louisa, passed away Thursday morning after a week’s illness of influenza which developed into pneumonia. Marvin was an unusually bright boy, being in his third year of  high school, although a semi-invalid for the past 6 or 8 years. He attended the Baptist Sunday School. Funeral service will be held Saturday morning from the home with Rev. W. W. Shepherd, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating. The body will be taken to the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton where interment will take place about 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Surviving are the parents, one sister and one brother, Miss Hazel and Manuel at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Lyons of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

MCGINNIS, Grant
Grant McGinnis, 70, of Dickson, WV died at his home Wednesday at 3 o’clock after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Dixon Church with Rev. Henry Mullins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Dickson. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Florence Bing McGinnis,  sons, B.C and Charles  McGinnis of Huntington, and Clarence McGinnis of Dickson, 3 daughters, Mrs. C. D. Paine, of Wheelersburg, OH, and Marium and Addie McGinnis, at home, and 2 brothers, F. J. McGinnis of Huntington and B. A. McGinnis of Dickson, Mr. McGinnis had operated the general store at Dickson for many year and was widely known throughout that section of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

MULLINS, Eliza Jane
Mrs. Eliza Jane Mullins, died Sunday, Nov 20, after an extended illness at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Lee Fitzpatrick of West Prestonsburg. She was born near Kitts Hill, OH, Jun 6, 1847 and was united in marriage to John Mullins in 1863, at Hampton City, Boyd County. To this union were born 11 children. Her husband, preceded her in death 18 years ago, also 3 boys and 2 girls preceded her. She leaves to mourn her passing 6 children, 50 grandchildren and 100 great grandchildren and a number of friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

NELSON, Will
Will Nelson, age about 55, died at his home at Thealka Sunday following an illness of a year from heart trouble. Mr. Nelson had always been a good citizen and was very industrious. Short funeral services were held at the home and burial followed near the home at Thealka. Mr. Nelson was twice married. His first wife, was Hattie Bush, who preceded him in death several years ago. He was then married to Emily Borders. Besides his widow, he is survived by 10 children, 5 by his first marriage and 5 by his second marriage, all of whom are living. He is also survived by one brother, Wes Nelson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

NICHOLS
Funeral service for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nichols, whose body was brought here from their home in Ashland, was held at the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. H. G. Sowards officiating. The body was taken to the Short burial ground, near Louisa for interment. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols were former residents of Louisa. Mrs. Nichols was Miss Vanhorn, daughter of Mrs. Mary Bell Vanhorn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

PARRIGAN, L. J.
Paintsville, KY—L. J. Parrigan, 50, prominent oil man and civic leader, died here late Monday after a lingering illness. In the death of Mr. Parrigan, Paintsville loses one of her best cirtizens. He was well known and held in the highest regard throughout the valley. Mr. Parrigan came here from Monticello, KY 13 years ago during the oil boom in this section and soon established himself as one of the city’s foremost citizens, taking active interest in church and civic affairs and soon become known as a friend to the poor. Since coming to this city, Mr. Parrigan had been actively engaged in the development of the oil fields in this and surrounding counties, being associated with Ollie Jenkins in The Jenkins-Parrigan Oil Company. Mr. Parrigan was a graduate of Georgetown College and 15 years ago he served in the State legislature from Wayne County. He was a member of the local Kiwanis Club and of the Masonic order, including the shrine. Funeral service was held from the Mayo Memorial Church Wednesday morning with Rev. R. L. James officiating. Immediately after the service the body was taken to his old home at Monticello for burial. Mr. Parrigan is survived by his wife, one daughter, Ann Erwin Parrigan, 2 sons, Lyman Joe and Perry Goggin Parrigan, 3 sisters, Mrs. Oliver Jenkins and Mrs. O. O. Roberts, both of Paintsville, and Mrs. Ethel Huddleston of Liberal, KS and 3 brothers, Dr. Harry Parrigan of Monticello, Homer Parrigan of Port Arthur, TX and F. S. Parrigan of Paintsville.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

PASLEY, William M.
William M. Pasley, a lifelong resident of Ironton, OH, passed away at his home after an extended illness of over a year’s duration. Mr. Pasley, who was better known, to all his friends as “Uncle Bill”, was born at Louisa, KY, on Apr 23, 1852, his parents moving to Ironton while he was six months of age, where he has spent the remainder of his life. While a young man he entered the old Harris Pottery, working as a potter, until that plant left the city. He next entered the painting trade, working as a painter until a few years ago, when he retired to conduct a grocery. Besides his devoted wife, there is one brother, Samuel and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his  demise. One brother, Jesse, and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Ironton News, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

PICKLESIMER, Mrs. G. W.
Mrs. G. W. Picklesimer, of Sitka, one of Johnson County’s best known and most highly esteemed ladies passed into the great beyond Sunday, Dec 4 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Rose of Ashland. Rissa Picklesimer, daughter of Lee and Charlotte Witten Dixon, was born Sep 12, 1871, died Dec 4, 1932, age 61 years. At the age of 18 she became affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Cannon Chapel, this county, and lived a devoted Christian life. At the age of 20 she was united in marriage to U. G. Picklesimer and to this union were born 4 children: Leslie Picklesimer of Detroit, Mrs. E. L. Rose of Ashland, Hobart Picklesimer of Berea, KY, a fourth child, Walter, preceded her in death at an early age. She is also survived by her husband, U. G. Picklesimer and 2 sisters, Mrs. W. H. McKenzie of Paintsville and Mrs. E. H. Prater of Volga. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

POLLEY, William
The death of Bill Polley, 30, at Blaine Sunday night at 10:30 followed an illness of the past month of typhoid. Mr. Polley was improving when he suffered a relapse which caused his death. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Banks Polley and Ned Polley, deceased. Surviving him are 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Arthur Polley, Mrs. Watson Boggs and Mrs. Tom Betts of Columbus, Frank Polley of Portsmouth, OH and Homer Polley at home. Funeral service was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Martin Berry officiating. Interment was made in the Boggs cemetery at Cherokee under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

PUCKETT, William
William Puckett, well known and respected citizen of Thealka, died at his home. He was past 73 years having been born Jun 1, 1861. He was united in marriage to Miss Evaline Arnett Feb 1, 1881 and to this union was born 12 children, 8 of whom are living and were present when death came. Mr. Puckett was one of the best citizens of the county and had lived a devoted Christian life. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, having become a member of that organization at the age of 22 and at the time of his death was a member of the United Baptist Church at Paintsville where he was a regular attendant unless prevented by illness. Besides his aged widow he is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters and the following children: Cleve Puckett, Patrick Puckett, Kanah Puckett, William Puckett, Luther Puckett, Mrs. William Bailey and Mrs. Craig Castle. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Winfrey Meek and Rev. Guy W. Preston of the United Baptist Church. Burial took place at Thealka. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 16, 1932

RAY, Robert Allen
Robert Allen Ray, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ray, of Lavalette, died at his home Tuesday night at 8 following a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at May’s Chapel on Beech Fork, Wayne County, Wednesday at 2. Burial in the May’s Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, Lloyd and Carl Edward Ray and a sister, Glenna Ray. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

RIFFE, Wilbur
\Wilbur Riffe, 39, a veteran of the World War, who had been confined to his bed the last 6 years, died at this home at Bolt’s Fork, Tuesday, Nov 22. Mr. Riffe, who served in the57th Infantry with the Sixth Division during the World War saw action in the Argonne and at Chateau Thierry with his outfit, had been a prominent farmer of the Bolt’s Fork neighborhood since the war. His condition had been critical for the last several weeks. To mourn his death he leaves his widow, 5 children, Douglas, Ray, Bettie, Wilbur, Jr., and Marjorie Ann Riffe, his mother, Mrs. John Riffe, 3 sisters, Mrs. R. G. Brown, Ashland, Mrs. W. M. Fannin of Estep, and Mrs. J. D. Higgins of Ashland and one brother , G. E. Riffe. His father, died in January 1929. Mr. Riffe was a member of the Green Hill Masonic Lodge and of the Ross Chapel M. E. Church. Funeral services were held from  Ross Chapel Thursday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Rowe in charge. Burial followed in the family cemetery, near the home. A squad of legionnaires from Clarence Field Post of the American Legion attended the funeral. The commitment service at the grave was conducted by an honor guard from Clarence Field Post of the American Legion of which the deceased was a member. Jack Turner was in command of the squad, which sounded taps for their departed comrade with “Tobe” Caldwell acting as chaplain. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

ROLLEIGHNS, Katherine
Little Katherine Rolleighns, age 7, daughter of Mrs. William Smith by a former marriage, received injuries from which she died shortly after when struck by an automobile at Chapel, a small village, near West Liberty. The car in which the little girl was riding with her parents had parked by the side of the highway. She got out of the car to go to a nearby store to make a purchase but before she crossed the road she was hit by a car from Harrodsburg. The little body became entangled in the wheels and was dragged for 40 feet before Mr. Mitchell could stop the car. She was unconscious when picked up. Mitchell took the child to the hospital at West Liberty where first aid was rendered, but she died a few hours later. The body was brought back to Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Foster Riggsby, recently ordained minister of the United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family burying ground on the farm of Sherman Gullett on head of Mill  Branch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

SAGRAVES, Jesse
Jesse Sagraves, 74, died in the county infirmary Sunday night of pneumonia after a short illness. He is survived by a sister; also an inmate of the infirmary. Funeral and burial services were conducted the following day, interment being made in the burial ground there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

SAVAGE, Crisley M.
Crisley M. Savage, 87, retied farmer, died at his home, at Vessie, Wednesday morning, Dec 7 at 6 after an illness of 2 months. He was a son of the late John L. and Mary Riffe Savage, of this county. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. H. B. Hewlette, officiating. Interment was made in the Riffe Cemetery. Mr. Savage had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 40 years. He is survived by  his wife, Mrs. Jane Shepherd Savage, to whom he had been married for 50 years; 4 daughters, Mrs. Tom Fannin of Rockdale, Mrs. Fred Thornsbury of Glenwood, Mrs. Jim Taylor of Glenwood, Mrs. Herman Holbrook of Vessie; 6 sons, Henry of Borderland, Arnolders of Fallsburg, Worth of Glenwood, J. A. of Vessie, J. D. and Babe of  Coalton; one sister, Mrs. Dora Jordan of Fallsburg, 2 brothers, William Savage of Fallsburg, and L. C. Savage of  Peeble, OH. Also 39 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

SMITH, Louise (Thomas)
Mrs. Louise Thomas Smith, 37, wife of Carthel H. Smith, local manager for the Gulf Refining Company, died here at the Smith home Sunday morning after in illness of 5 years from tuberculosis. She was the daughter of J. Lem Thomas, prominent farmer and banker of Columbia, TN, and was a woman of the highest type. She had been a devout member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years and during her 2 year residence here won the admiration of all who knew her by the faithful cheerful fight she waged against overwhelming odds. Besides her husband and father, Mrs. Smith is survived by one son, Carthel H. Smith, Jr., 15. Following a brief funeral service at the home here Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Arnold T. Malmberg, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating, the body was taken to Columbia, TN where burial was made Wednesday in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

STEPHENSON, William H.
Catlettsburg, KY—Death claimed one of Catlettsburg’s prominent business men and citizens early Sunday morning when William H. Stephenson succumbed to an illness of almost 3 and a half years. Little hope had been held for Mr. Stephenson’s recovery during the pat week and his death was not unexpected. William H. Stephenson was born Sep 11, 1876 in Fort Gay, WV, the son of Hamlin and Sarah Kitts Stephenson. He was 56 years old at the time of his death. He received his early education in the public schools of Fort Gay and came to Catlettsburg at the age of 17. Upon his arrival here he became connected with the saddle and harness business, being associated with a Mr. Riggs and latger with J. B. Sanford. He remained in this business for himself and established the Stephenson Dry Cleaning Company. He was actively engaged in this business which is now known as Stephenson and Dixon, up until ill health forced him to retire. His business career was halted temporarily when he answered the call of his country and served in the Spanish-American War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Catlettsburg, the Davis Chapter of the Eastern Star and a former member of the local I.O.O. F. Lodge. Since 1908, he had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Catlettsburg and was serving as deacon at the time of his death. He was married Jun 19, 1910 to Amelia Hubbard. His widow, one sister, Mrs. Britton Spears, of Catlettsburg and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Davis, also of this city, survive. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday. Rev. W. C. Pierce officiating, assisted by Rev. W. K. Wood, pastors of the Pollard Baptist Church. Burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

STEVENS, Bernard Allen
Bernard Allen Stevens, the 2 weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Stevens, died at the home of Mrs.  Stevens’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moore on upper Lock Avenue, Saturday. Funeral service was held Sunday at 10 at the Vinson Cemetery with Rev. Nelson Hughes of Clifford, officiating. Interment was made in the Vinson Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and the grandparents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

TRIPLETT, Norman
West Liberty, KY—Norman Triplett, 20, of near Bloomington, died here Saturday of wounds inflicted from ambush late Friday afternoon. Triplett was out under $5,000 pending appeal of a sentence of ten yeas for murder imposed on him by a Morgan County jury. He was convicted of slaying Noah Lykins near his home. Triplett died at the home of Sol Howard, near Bloomington, on the Garrett Highway between West Liberty and Salyersville. He was shot twice with a high powered rifle, apparently from a great distance. No arrests have been made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 9, 1932

VANHORN, Carrie (Stewart)
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Church, South, for Mrs. Carrie Stewart Vanhorn, 54, with Rev. Loper officiating. Mrs. Vanhorn passed away at her home on Rove Creek Tuesday afternoon after a week’s illness of gall stones. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stewart of Rove Creek. Surviving are the husband, Dee Vanhorn and 6 children, Lute and Apps of Rove Creek, Ben and Herbert at home, Mrs. Jack Skeens of Hulette and Marvin Vanhorn of Buchanan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

WEBB, Bill
Two  Floyd countians were recently killed as the result of accidents, Bill Webb, 40, was instantly killed in the mines at Auxier and Robert Laferty, 15, was electrocuted when he touched a live wire at Drift. Webb was crushed to death when struck by mine cars running will down the slope in the North-East Coal Company mines at Auxier. He was disemboweled and his skull was crushed. Surviving him are his widow and several children. The victim was a son of Theodore Webb. Burial was mad on Daniels Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 16, 1932

WEBB, Emma May
Mrs. Emma May Webb, widow of the late Sharpe Webb, and well known Floyd County woman, died suddenly Tuesday night at her home at Maytown. She was about 72 years old.  Mrs. Webb was recovering from a recent illness, and was able to sit up when suddenly stricken. She died within a few minutes and a heart attack is believed to have been responsible for her passing. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack May, Mrs. Webb was a member of one of Floyd County’s oldest and best known families. She had been a devout member of the Methodist Church for years and was deeply revered by all who knew her. Surviving her are 3 daughters, Mrs. George Allen, Mrs. J.B. Risner and Catherine at home, 2 sons, Malcolm and Charles Webb, of Kansas, 3 brothers, Harry, Sam and George May all of Maytown, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Findlayson of Allen. Funeral services were conducted Friday from the home, the Rev. O. P. Smith of the M. E. Church South, officiating with burial in the family cemetery at Maytown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

WHITE, Albert
The body of Albert White who died at Pikeville, was brought to Mattie, this county, for burial on Monday of last week. He was a miner at M???, Pike County, and was seriously burned by steam in 1925 while at work. His condition was considered critical but for some time he improved. Later complications developed. He was taken to a Pikeville hospital for treatment recently, but passed away on Sunday. He had served as mine foreman for the Peabody Coal Company. Born in Johnson County, Feb 8, 1903, he was the son of H. T. and Mona Lewis White. He is survived by his wife. They resided in Pike County several years. Funeral service was conducted by Green Pack. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Dec 2, 1932

WILSON, Bertha (Bolt)
Mrs. Bertha Bolt Wilson, 43, of Ceredo, WV, member of a prominent West Virginia and Kentucky family, died at the Ferguson-Riffe Hospital in Kenova Sunday night, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was held Wednesday with interment in an Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was born Jan 17, 1889, the daughter of the late W. G. Bolt and Mrs. Mary Bolt, of Bolts Fork, Boyd County. Her husband, the late E. L. Wilson, owned the tract of land in Wayne County, WV on which the new government veteran’s hospital is now situated. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Bolt, of Ceredo; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sophie Bolt Oney, of Westchester, PA, Mrs. bolt Todd, and Mrs. Ethel Bolt Smith of Ashland and one brother, Clyde M. Bolt of Ashland. Mrs. Wilson was a niece of Mr. W. T. Evans and the late Mrs. Julia Evans of Louisa. She was in Louisa last Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Evans. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 23, 1932

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