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ADAMS, Bill
Bill Adams, 49, a barber for the past 30 years, died in Ashland last Thursday following an illness of 7 weeks. Mr. Adams was born in Salyersville, KY. He is survived by one son, Merrill Adams of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Harrison Cooper, Ashland, 3 brothers, Fred R. of Paintsville and Warren and John P. Adams of Salyersville and one granddaughter, Peggy Phyllis Adams of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

ADKINS, Pride M.
Pride M. Adkins died at his home at Ashcamp, Sunday, following an illness of one month. Besides his widow, he is survived by 3 sons, Virgil Adkins, Dock Adkins and Fon Adkins and by one daughter Mrs. Ireland McGuire of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

ARTRIP, Stacie (Webb)
Mrs. Stacie Artrip, 77 years old, died Friday at her home near Glenhayes, WV after a short illness of pneumonia. Her husband, Bill Artrip, is now confined to his home with pneumonia. Mrs. Artrip was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Webb, of Fort Gay. She is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral service was held from the home Saturday with Jake Workman officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

BEAM, Lucy (Howard)
Mrs. Lucy Beam, 25, wife of Millard Beam, died in Ashland, Sunday following an illness of a few days. She was born Jun 8, 1907, in Magoffin County, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Howard. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the Free Will Baptist Church at Sandy City with Rev. Lawrence Colliver officiating. Interment in the Williams Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son, Joe Cecil Beam age 4, her father, George Howard, of Magoffin County; 4 sisters, Mrs. Daisy Grace of Salyersville, Mrs. Margery Borders, Mrs. Edna May Alley and Miss Ethel Howard and 4 brothers, Farmer, Walter and Bud of Magoffin County and Arthur Howard of Jenkins. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1933

BERRY, William Staton
William Staton Berry, 66, born Dec 6, 1866 in Lawrence County, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Cordell of Campbell’s Branch, Boyd County. He had been ill 2 years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Emily Berry, the following children, Mrs. Bessie Cordell, Mrs. Ella Pennington, Mrs. Mary Belle Riffett, Mrs. Lucy Sexton, Mrs. Della May Edwards, William A. Berry of Ceredo, WV, Elisha Berry of Oakview Road and Donald R. and Garland F. Berry at home, and 24 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday from the Cordell home on Campbell’s Branch, 3 mils above Leach, with Rv. Earl Delaney of Ashland, officiating. Interment was made in the Dixon Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1933

BLANTON, Carl
Carl Blanton, 23, of Magoffin County, motorman for the Elkhorn Coal Corporation at Wayland, was instantly killed Thursday of last week, while on duty in mine No. 328. Just how the accident happened no one seems to know. He was some way thrown from the motor and was run over. This death was all the more tragic from the fact that the Youngman was to have been married Christmas day. He had purchased his wedding suit and had secured his marriage license. It is useless to say that the prospective bridge is prostrate over the sad affair. This young man had been in the employ of the Elkhorn Coal Corp. for a long time. He was one of our leading young men and will be greatly misses. His remains were taken to his old home for burial near Salyersville where on Christmas day he was laid to rest at the hour he was scheduled to have been married. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

BOWE, Estill
Estill Bowe, 20 years old, son of Mrs. J. H. Williams of Wayland, succumbed Wednesday, Dec 21, in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, to the effects of a bullet wound in his abdomen which he himself accidentally fired, it is said, Sunday. The victim’s father, the lat L. F. Bowe, and family lived in Prestonsburg. He was a native of Lawrence County a young man of good character. Until 3 weeks ago he had been a student at the Caney Creek Community Center. Surviving him are his mother, one brother, Elmer Bowe, and 2 sisters, Miss Lucille Bowe of the Masonic Home, Louisville, and Miss Alice Bowe, of Wayland. The body was brought to Busseyville for burial Thursday beside his father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

BURGY, Norman
Norman Burgy, 23, brakeman employed by the Octavia J. Coal Company on Pond Creek, was run over by a string of cars Monday morning an instantly killed. Funeral services were held at Banner, KY. Deceased leaves 5 sisters and 2 brothers. His parents are dead. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

BUTLER, Elizabeth (Franklin)
Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Butler, 83 years old, succumbed at her home here as the result of pneumonia complication following an influenza attack. She was one of Floyd County’s oldest women. More than half a century ago she united with the Christian Church, in which she remained a devout member until her death. Born Aug 8, 1849, she spent almost her entire life in this county. She was the widow of the late James F. Butler of Johnson County. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary B. May and Mrs. Jeff Harris, of Prestonsburg, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Four sons, Judge John F. Butler, Milton, David and William Butler, preceded her in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

CARTER, Nebraska
Mrs. Nebraska Carter’s death in Huntington, WV on Friday night, Dec 23, followed a lingering illness. Her funeral was held at her home there at noon, Sunday, and the body was brought to Yatesville, this county, for burial. Surviving is the husband, James Y. Carter, 3 sons, John of Huntington, WV, Harvey of Argentum, Greenup County, James of Chattaroy, 5 daughters, Mrs. Minerva White of Oklahoma, Mrs. Jap Guhl and Mrs. Ella Carter, Huntington, Mrs. Frances Fisher of Youngstown, OH and Mrs. Virgie Compton of Sioux City, IA. Also 42 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

CASTLE, Mary Elizabeth
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Castle, 39, wife of Henry Castle of near Blaine, died Tuesday of last week at her home after a few days illness of pneumonia following an attack of  flu. Mrs. Castle was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merida Osborn, of that Vicinity. Funeral service was conducted from the home Thursday morning, with interment in the Osborn family cemetery on Laurel Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

COLVIN, Maggie (Carpenter)
Mrs. Maggie (Carpenter) Colvin, age 37, died at her home in Southside addition on Jan 6, following an illness of about 10  days. About 2 weeks before her death a baby girl was born. A few days after the child’s birth the mother and babe contracted influenza which later developed into pneumonia and caused the mother’s death. This was the first child to be born in the Colvin home. Mrs. Colvin became a member of the United Baptist Church 12 years ago and held a membership in the Fish Trap Church and had lived a consecrated Christian life. Mrs. Colvin was a native of Montgomery County and was born near Mt. Sterling, Apr 5, 1895. Besides her husband, Bruce Colvin, who is employed by Kentucky & West Virginia Gas Company at the Paintsville station, she is survived by her infant daughter, an adopted daughter, an aged father, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Burial was at Mt. Sterling. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

COMPTON, Charles
Charles Compton, 32, died in a hospital in Pikeville on Christmas of bullet wounds received earlier in the day a the home of Lydia Sword, on Island Creek, 4 miles from Pikeville. Leander Sword, 24, is said to have shot Compton after a quarrel over a bottle of Whiskey. Sword had served penitentiary terms at Atlanta and Frankfort. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

CORNWELL, Columbia Jane
Columbia Jane Cornwell, 75, died at her home in Ashland, following an illness of one year. She was born Jan 4, 1858 in Virginia. Funeral service was held on Monday at the Bird Newman Cemetery at Kavanaugh, where burial was made. She is survived by one son, W. J. Cornwall, 4 sisters, Misses Mary Nancy and Maude Cornwell of Kavanaugh and Mrs.Alice Tabors of Lockwood, 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

CRITES, John Wesley
Funeral services for Rev. John Wesley Crites, 75 years old, retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South who died Tuesday morning at his home, 919 Twentieth Street, Huntington, will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Emmanuel M.  E. Church, South. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Mr. Crites died of complications. He had been in failing health for the past three months. His condition, however, did not become critical until 2 weeks ago. A minister for 41 yeas Mr. Crites had occupied 3 pulpits in Huntington, the first at Guyandotte M. E. Church, South, the second at the Emmanuel Church and the last a the Eastwood M. E. Church, South. He retired from active duty a year ago. Mr. Crites was educated in the ministry in the Charleston circuit and later held pastorates at Greenup, Catlettsburg, Louisa, and Pikeville, KY, Fairmont, Spencer, Ravenswood and Parkersburg, WV. He leave a widow, 3 sons, Vernor Crites of Charleston, Marvin Crites of Vincennes, IN and Grads Crites of Logan; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Davis, Mrs. C. B. Bowen, and Miss Ufa Crites of Huntington, and Mrs. R. H. McIntosh of Whitesville, WV. Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

CRUM, A. J.
J. Crum, 62, passed away at his home at Glenhayes, WV on Friday, Dec 23, at p.m. after an illness of 12 days of pneumonia. Funeral services held on Sunday afternoon, Dec 25 at 2 from the home, interment following under direction of undertaker Curtright in the Crum Cemetery. Surviving members of the family are his wife, Mrs. Minerva Crum, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Napier of Radnor, WV and a brother, L. B. Crum of Glenhayes. Mrs. Richard A. Wilson of Louisa, is a niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

CRUM, William Harrison
William Harrison Crum, well known citizen, aged 84 years, died in a Huntington hospital from injuries sustained in a recent automobile accident. Deceased was a uncle of Mrs. Daisy Strosnider of Williamson and Medley Crum of Washington, and also an uncle of Mrs. Sarah Deskins of Borderland. Funeral services were held in Huntington Thursday and interment made in the South Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Crum was born in Kentucky Jul 3, 1849. He resided in Catlettsburg for many years where besides the lumber business, he engaged in the steamboat business for about 30 years. He made his home with his stepson, Sterling J. Price, prominent Huntington business man. Surviving in addition to Mr. Price, is another stepson, Harry Price, Catlettsburg attorney; a daughter, Mrs. Allie Crider of Catlettsburg and a brother, Adam Crum of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

DEAN, Truman Earl
Two tragic deaths occurred in Kenova, WV Christmas Day, that of Truman Earl Dean, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dean, of the rural route, who lost his life when he fell from the C & O Ry bridge across Big Sandy river connecting Kenova and Catlettsburg, Sunday afternoon and was drowned. His body was found by searchers about one hour and a half after the accident. Just how young Dean made the fatal plunge is not known, but inquest was held and a formal verdict of accidental death was reported. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Zelma Dean. The other fatality was that of Fred Meredith, aged 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Meredith, Kenova, who died Christmas Day from injuries received on Friday  when he attempted to board a west bound  C & O freight train. His skull was badly fractured, and his body terribly mangled. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

ELLIOTT, Elizabeth (Perdue)
Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, 84 years old, died at her home at Prichard, Jan 1, after an illness of 9 months. She was before marriage Miss Elizabeth Perdue and was born on Docks Creek, Aug 22, 1848. She was married to William Elliott, who died several years ago. Three children, Ella and Hi at home and Mrs. El Kirk of Prichard, survive; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ana Dixon of Cyrus and Mrs. Amanda Wiley of Keager Creek, KY, one brother, J. Perdue of Whites Creek, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

FAIN, Martha (Marcum)
Mrs. Martha Fain, 86 years old, died at her home at Crum, Dec 19, after an illness of several years. Mrs. Fain was before marriage, Miss Martha Marcum, daughter of Johnny and Chloe Marcum. She was born on Tick Ridge in 1848. The deceased was married to W. M. (Mack) Fain, who had been dead about 10 years. She had been a member of the Silver Creek Church at Crum for 60 years and is survived by the following children: Richard Fain of Crum, W. M. Fain, Jr., of Harlan, KY, Aaron Fain and Mrs. Vicy Chaffin of Crum, Mrs. Rebecca Marcum of Solan and Mrs. Rosie Parsley of Kermit, one daughter and 2 sons are dead. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Parsley Dec 20 and interment made in the Crum Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

FANNIN, Clarence
Clarence Fannin, 16, of Estep, died in an Ashland hospital Dec 26. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Fannin. Funeral service was held from the Fannin home on Bolts Fork Wednesday with Rev. Rowe officiating. Interment in the Fannin Cemetery on Bolts Fork. The parents, 3 brothers and one sister survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

Clarence Fannin, 16 years old, of Estep, KY, died in an Ashland hospital, Dec 26. He was a native of Lawrence County, born at Estep on Apr 3, 1916. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at Garret Chapel. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Fannin, of Estep. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eva Hutchinson of Ashland; 2 brothers, Allen of Estep and Drew at home and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fannin of Estep. Pall bearers were Harry and Charles Fannin, Luwayne Herron, Francis Raymond and Paulemis Queen. Flower girls were Amy, Opal, Jessie and Gayle Fannin and Marie Hogan. Clarence will be greatly missed by  all his schoolmates and teacher. He always came with a smile for all throwing a cheerful atmosphere over the entire room. He was among the best in all his classes. In athletics Clarence was one of the best. He won the highest honors at the Field Meet, held in this section of the county in 1931. He was converted on the day previous to his death. Officiating at the funeral was Rev. Roe of Catlettsburg. Interment in the family cemetery under the direction of undertaker Clark of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 29, 1933

Fisher, Frank
Frank Fisher, 36, was killed at Ivel, Floyd County, about 11 on Wednesday night Jan 18. His body was found on the railroad track and was warm therefore it seems that his death occurred only a short time before the body was found. He was employed on the extra labor force of the C & O railway and the force of men with whom he was working was doing some work at Tram, about 2 miles distant from Ivel. Earlier in the evening he told a friend that he was going to church at Ivel and he was seen at church later by other persons. It is thought that he had started back to the camp cars at Tram when the accident occurred. The shifter locomotive had passed just a short time before the body was found. The conclusion is that either he sat down on the track and went to sleep or that he did not hear the train and was struck by it. The head was almost entirely severed from the body and one hand was cut off. There was evidence by other injury on the chest and shoulder which looked like it was caused by the wheel of the car. The body was brought to Louisa on Thursday morning and taken to the Curtright Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial. Funeral service was held Friday afternoon from his home with Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Fisher leaves a wife and 3 small children. His wife was a Miss Gullett of Johnson County. He was the son of Will Fisher of Louisa. His habits are said to have been good and that he was a sober, industrious man. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

FORD, Lavina (Martin)
Mrs. Lavina Martin Ford, 79, one of Prestonsburg’s oldest and best known women, did at her home here Jan 1, after a brief illness with pneumonia. She was the widow of the late Edward Ford, who died 8 years ago. The daughter of the late Parks and Margaret Martin, Mrs. Ford was a native of Virginia, her parents moving here when she was a child, the remainder of her life being spent in Prestonsburg, where she held the esteem of all who knew her. She had been a member of the M. E. Church South, for many years. Surviving her are 3 sons and one daughter, Irvin Ford, Prestonsburg, Mrs. C. P. Powers, Ashland, Curtis Ford Weeksbury and Dr. Milton Ford, Warfield, KY. Two children, Carl Ford and Mrs. Lee P. May preceded her in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

FORD, James H. (Tobe)
James H. (Tobe) Ford, 64 years old, native of Prestonsburg, died at his home in Catlettsburg after an illness of several months. He was reared in Catlettsburg and was held in the highest esteem by the people of that place. He was born Oct 19,1 868, at Prestonsburg, and was a member of the well known Ford and Friend families. His parents moved to Catlettsburg when he was a very small boy. On Oct 20, 1892, he was married to Miss Emma Atkins of Pikeville. He was for many years a successful business man and was the owner of a valuable real estate at the time of his death. He was a loyal member of Modern Woodman and I.O.O.F. of Catlettsburg and was a devout and active member of the M.E. Church, South, there. He was the lat member of the family, 2 brothers, Commissioner Tandy Ford and Robert Ford preceding him in death by only a few years. He is survived by his widow. The funeral was held Sunday from the M. E. Church, South, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Arden P. Keyser. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

FRAZIER, Mary J.
Mrs. Mary J. Frazier 58 years old, wife of W. S. Frazier, well-known Martin man, succumbed Dec 15 a victim of paralysis. She had been ill for about 3 weeks. Mrs. Frazier was born Apr 19, 1874, the daughter of W. T. Osborn. She was married in 1903, and almost her entire life was spent at Martin and vicinity where she had man friends and relatives. She was a devout member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Besides her husband, she is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters, Dr. W. D. Osborn, Bypro, M. Alton and Otto, Mrs. Lawrence Maggard, Mrs. Sam Smith, Mrs. Robert Flanery and Miss Edith Frazier, all of Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

GREGORY, Mrs. Artie
Mrs. Artie Gregory, wife of Elbert Gregory of Alphoretta, died Dec 29, a victim in her 36ht year to  heart disease from which she had suffered for some time. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dingus of Alphoretta, she was a member of a prominent Floyd County family and was a woman of Christian character for a number of years being a devout member of the Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband and 2 sons, Harry and Clint, her parents and the following brothers and sisters, Sam P. and R. C. Dingus of Alphoretta, Mrs. Sarah Patton, Cannonsburg, Mrs. Charlie Stumbo, Printer, Mrs. Kyle Pendleton, Jenkins and Mrs. Orris Gearheart, Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

HALL, Bernard
Bernard Fred Hall, 7 years old, died Saturday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emma Morris Hall at Union Camp, this county, after 12 days illness of pneumonia. The body was removed to the Curtright Funeral Home and was later taken to Stanton, KY where funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. E. Patton, of Clay City, officiating. Interment was made in the Blanton Cemetery. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Edna Morris Hall, the father, Herman Hall of Middletown, OH , 6 uncles and 4 aunts. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

HALL, Mary Opal
Mary Opal Hall, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hall, of Adams, died in a local hospital Thursday morning, from burns suffered last week when she fell into an open fireplace. The father was in the room with the child, but had fallen asleep and the screams of the child awakened him. He tore the flaming clothes from the child. She was baldy burned about the chest, arms and head. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

HAMILTON, Bessie (Hale)
Mrs. Bessie Hale Hamilton, 45 years old, wife of Taulbee Hamilton, died Thursday evening Jan 12, at the Hamilton home here. Tuberculosis was the cause of death. Mrs. Hamilton had been ill for the past several years, and the family had returned here about 2 months ago from Hendersonville, NC where Mrs. Hamilton was taken 2 years ago in a vain attempt to regain her health. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hale of Toler’s Creek, and was a woman of splendid Christian character. For the past 26 years she had been a member of the Christian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

HAYS, Jemima
Mrs. Jemima Hays, one of the oldest of Floyd County women, succumbed Thursday Jan 12 at her home on Turkey  Creek, near Marytown, a victim of pneumonia. She is said to have been 93 years old. Mrs. Hays was a member of the well known Salisbury family of this county and hundreds of friends and relatives. She had been a devout member of the Baptist Church for many years. Since her marriage to Hezekiah Hays, the couple had lived and reared a large family in the same home on Turkey Creek, where she died. Surviving are her husband, and 4 sons and 3 daughters and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

HILL, Henry—see under Hurston Prince

JACKSON, George
Paintsville Boy is Held For Killing
Estill Preston is Charged With the Murder of George Jackson
Paintsville, KY--Estill Preston, 16, is held in jail here following the killing of George Jackson, 40, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Preston, at Greentown, late Wednesday night, December 29, but no formal charge has been made against him. According to information given authorities, Jackson and his wife had separated and Mrs. Jackson had been living at the Preston home. Their baby became ill and Mrs. Jackson wrote her husband at Garrett to come and see the child. When Jackson arrived he is said to have been drinking and young Preston tried to prevent him from entering the house. An argument followed which was climaxed by the shooting. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

JOHNSON, Grant
Grant Johnson, 67 years old, of  Camp  Creek, Wayne County, who was found death at his home Wednesday, Dec 21 was buried in the family cemetery at Dickson following funeral services Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Blankenship in Huntington. The body was discovered by neighbors who broke into the house after becoming alarmed at not seeing him for several days. The Wayne County coroner said that death probably occurred Saturday and was due to heart trouble. In addition to the daughter, he is survived by 3 sons, Joseph G. Johnson, and John J. Johnson of Huntington and Roy F. Johnson in the U. S. Navy, stationed at Fort Bliss, TX. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

JUSTICE, George Russell
Catlettsburg—Impressive funeral services were conducted from the residence for George Russell Justice, 25, who died early Saturday morning of burns which he received in an explosion which occurred a the Leach Station plant of the Ashland Refining Company. Rev. Alvin O. Price officiated and was assisted by Rev. W. C. Pierce. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Justice was born at Inez, Martin County, KY on Oct 24, 1907. He came to Catlettsburg with his parents at an early age and had resided here the greater part of his life. He received his education in the Catlettsburg city schools and had a wide circle of friends. The deceased is survived by  his mother, Mrs. George Justice, 3 brothers, Raymond, Paul and John Estill and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack Cauley and Georgine of Catlettsburg. He had been employed at the refining company for the part 2 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

KITCHEN, Dave
Rev. Dave Kitchen died at his home at Dennis, Monday morning at 7:30 after an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife, 6 daughters, and 3 sons, Mrs. Henry Homer Mrs. Howard Burton and Mrs. George Carnish of Detroit, Mrs. Dan Wingate of Ann Arbor, mI, Mrs. Charles Chaffin of Louisa,  and Beulah Kitchen, at home, Nolen Kitchen of Overda, Nigal Kitchen of Webbville and J. W. Kitchen at home. Two brothers and 3 sisters also survive. They are John and Flem Kitchen of Dennis, Mrs. Lindsey Webb of Overda, Mrs. George Carter of Gladys, and Mrs. Laura Chaffin of East Fork. Mr. Kitchen lived in Louisa for a while recently. His health had been poor for about a year.

LAWSON, Harry
The following is from the Williamson, WV Republican
A sudden heart attack with which he was seized near 11 o'clock Monday night proved fatal to Harry Lawson, pioneer Williamsonian and one of the city's most substantial citizens. Mr. Lawson was born August 31, 1863, within what are now the corporate limits of Williamson, but long before the city was even thought of and long before there was a railroad through this section. His birthplace was near the mouth of Sycamore Creek, where for many years his father, Dr. George W. Lawson practiced his profession. 

The Lawson family is of English origin and one of its founders in the country was given by the English king a grant of land extending for 30 miles along Tug River. The immediate forebears of decedent came to this section from Giles County, VA. Mr. Lawson's mother was a Robertson, daughter of another pioneer family. Dr. George W. Lawson was probably the first skilled physician to practice in this then sparsely settled section. He was contemporary with the late Dr. John B. Maynard, who then lived on the Kentucky side of the river.

Decedent lived under the parental roof and near the mouth of Sycamore Creek until 25 years ago when he moved to his present home on Fourth Avenue. As a boy he worked on the farm and in early manhood became interested in timbering. He was also a builder and contractor and dealt in real estate.

Even after he was stricken with partial paralysis in October, 1931, Mr. Lawson courageously resumed his accustomed routine, refusing to become an invalid and until the day before his death was able to be on the streets. He was genial and sociable and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Lawson was married on July 8, 1888 to Miss Ella Murray, a daughter of Dr. George Murray, a prominent physician of Louisa, KY. She with three children, Drs. L. E. and J. Carl and Miss Lena Lawson, all of Williamson, survive him. He is also survived by one brother, Dr. S. B. Lawson of Logan, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Williamson and Mrs. Bettie Runyon, of Ashland. Funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, Dr. Carroll A. Engle. The body was laid to rest in the family mausoleum in Fairview Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

LOAR, Belle
Mrs. Belle Loar, 88 years of age, died at her home in Betsy Layne on Monday, Jan 16, after a brief illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Loar was well known and loved by all who knew her. She was the widow of Stephen G. Loar, one of Louisa’s highly respected young men of early days, an older brother of A. J. and P. H. Loar, who were in business here for years She visited here quite, often wither daughter, Mrs. W. L. Ferguson. She is survived by Mrs. w. L. Ferguson now of Huntington, Mrs. Kate L. Balt of Morristown TN, Mrs. Charley George, W. T. Loar and J. H. Loar all of Betsy Layne and Dr. P. A. Loar of Silverton, OR and quite a number of grandchildren. Six of the grandsons who attended the funeral were pall bearers. These were W. Loar Ferguson of Huntington, Gordon Lee George, James A. George, James Loar, all of Betsy Layne, Rodolph and Frank Loar of Elkhorn City. Friends from Pikeville and Prestonsburg attended the funeral. She was in her right ,ind to the last and expressed her regret upon leaving her children, but said that she had lived a long time and was ready when the Lord called. All of her children with the exception of Dr. Loar, were at her beside. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

LOWELL, Nathan
In memory of our darling baby, Nathan Lowell, who died Jan 16, 1933. He was laid to rest in the Fannin cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss, a mother, father, and a host of relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

LYONS, Marvin
In memory of Marvin Lyons, who departed this life Dec 22, 1932. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MARTIN, Caroline (Mayo)
Mrs. Caroline Mayo Martin, 78, widow of the late Marion Martin, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Flannery, at Allen Friday, Dec 30, exactly 6 months following the death of her husband. A heart attack following pneumonia was responsible for her death. A daughter rof the late Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Mayo, she was a member of one of Floyd County’s oldest families. She was a veteran member of the M. E. Church, South. Surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters, Lee, Walter and Earl of Wayland, Dr. E. E. Martin, Allen, L. P. Martin, Ashland, Mrs. Ben Webb and Mrs. James Flannery of Allen, Mrs. Johnson of Banner and Miss Martin of Allen. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Webb at Allen by Rev. Smith, assisted by Revs. A. L. Allen and Isaac Stratton, services being conducted later from the home of Walter Martin at Wayland. Burial was made at Wayland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

MARTIN, Tom
Tom Martin, 60 years old, wealthy Floyd County citizen, died Monday at the old Martin home at Jump, a victim of paralysis. His illness dated from several months. Mr. Martin was the son of William and Elizabeth Martin, well known citizens of this county. He was formerly a federal employee and until a few years ago was ticket agent for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company at Martin. A man of sound judgment and thrift, he amassed a considerable fortune. Mr. Martin was a man of gentle disposition and held the friendship of hundreds of Floyd County citizens. Surviving him are the following brothers and sisters: Frank and Hasadore Martin of Jump, Misses Nan and Mousie Martin and Mrs. Jeff Miller of Jump, Mrs. Noah Martin, Minnie, Mrs. Milford Hall, McDowell and Mrs. Lillie Crank, Harold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MCCLURE, Grace (Wallace)
The lamentable situation in the home of Hon. R. C. McClure was made doubly tragic by the death of his wife, which occurred early Thursday morning of this week, 3 days after the death of the daughter. Mrs. McClure had been confined to her bed for 2 or 3 weeks. The critical illness of her daughter and the worry and strain resulting from aiding in caring for her brought on the breakdown from which she succumbed. At the advanced age of 74,s he was not strong enough to withstand the burden. She passed away without knowing her daughter had died. Mrs. Grace Wallace McClure was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Moore Wallace, pioneer families of this county. Her grandfather was Frederick Moore, the man who laid out the town of Louisa and to whose vision is to be credited the wide streets provide in the plans. Mrs. Vessie Castle is the only one of the sisters or brothers now living. Mr. F.T.D. Wallace, who death occurred about 3 years ago, was a brother. George H. Mauger is the only grandson, he being the son of Vessie, the daughter, who died when George was a baby. Mrs. McClure was an excellent woman and her passing brings deep sorrow to many friends and relatives. The funeral is announced to take place on Saturday morning at 10 at the M. E. Church, South. Burial to be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

MCCLURE, Jeanne
Mrs. Jeanne M. McClure, age 46, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan 3, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. McClure, in Louisa. She had been in ill health for several months and her death was not unexpected. Born in Louisa she had spent much of her life here. When quite young her parents moved to New Mexico, where they spent several years. Returning to Louisa with her parents, Miss McClure took up newspaper work and was for years a contributor to the public press. It was said of her in an editorial in the Ashland Daily Independent in 1926, that her Christmas letter, in which she sent greetings to former residents of Louisa who had moved to Ashland, was “the outstanding feature in the Christmas issue” of that publication. For 4 years previous to last August, she was employed at Frankfort, as parole clerk in the office of the State Board of Charities and Corrections. She then returned to her home in Louisa, being in poor health at that time and grew steadily worse. After much suffering she was relieved by death at 2 p.m. last Monday. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, South, Wednesday morning, with Rev. H. G. Sowards, the pastor, officiating. Rev. W. W. Shepherd of the M. E. Church, also participated. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery followed. Pigg & Braid were the undertakers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

MCCOY, Susan
Mrs. Susan McCoy, 68 years old, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Edmond, in Huntington, Sunday, was buried in Fannin Cemetery, in Lawrence County. Funeral services were held at the Edmond home Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MEREDITH, Fred
DEAN, Truman Earl
Two tragic deaths occurred in Kenova, WV Christmas Day, that of Truman Earl Dean, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dean, of the rural route, who lost his life when he fell from the C & O Ry bridge across Big Sandy river connecting Kenova and Catlettsburg, Sunday afternoon and was drowned. His body was found by searchers about one hour and a half after the accident. Just how young Dean made the fatal plunge is not known, but inquest was held and a formal verdict of accidental death was reported. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Zelma Dean. The other fatality was that of Fred Meredith, aged 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Meredith, Kenova, who died Christmas Day from injuries received on Friday  when he attempted to board a west bound  C & O freight train. His skull was badly fractured, and his body terribly mangled. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

MILLER, Ruby Jean
Meads Branch—The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Miller Jan 13 and claimed for its victim their darling baby, Ruth Jean, age 12 days. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

MILLS, M. B.
M. B. Mills, 60 years old, widely known South Point, Oh farmer, died in a Huntington hospital last Friday from angina pectoris, while undergoing a physical examination. Although he had previously mentioned feeling ill, he was not believed to be in a serious condition. Mr. Mills was the uncle of Herman P. Dean, president of the Standard Printing and Publishing Co. and prominent Wayne County newspaper editor. He was born and reared in Wayne County and lived there until about 12 years ago when he moved to South Point. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

MINIX, Lewis
On a morning of the year 1865, 67 years ago, Lewis Minix, a lad of 21, stood among his comrades who wore the blue and answered to his name as the commander of his unit mustered out his company of Union soldiers after the close of the Civil War, Wednesday morning, Dec 21, 1932, Lewis Minix, last survivor of the boys in blue in Magoffin County, answered the last roll call by the Great Commander of all and passed to his last resting place. Lewis Minix, 88 years old, died a a result of heart failure at his home at Carver. He was a veteran of the War Between the States, the lat survivor of those Magoffin countians who wore the blue in that great conflict—Salyersville Independent. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

MITCHELL, June
One of the saddest things the people of Auxier have experienced was the death of Miss June Mitchell. She was a senior in Grayson High School. Coming home for Christmas vacation on Thursday Dec 22, she was feeling ill, but not seriously so. Friday, she remained in bed and Saturday was removed to Paintsville hospital, where she underwent an operation Saturday evening at 6 o’clock for a ruptured appendix. She lived 60 hours after the operation. She left the assurance that she was saved. June was a sweet and good girl and loved by all who knew her. She was 18 years old, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hatler L. Mitchell. Besides her parents, she leaves 5 sisters, Ruby, Gayle, Marion, Gloria and Betty Zea, 2 brothers, Wallace and Harold, 2 grandmothers and one grandfather. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Louisa. Rev. Hardin conducted the services and interment was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. The funeral was in charge of Curtright Funeral Home. Those from out of Louisa attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. , she remained in bed and Saturday was removed to Paintsville hospital, where she underwent an operation Saturday evening at 6 o’clock for a ruptured appendix. She lived 60 hours after the operation. She left the assurance that she was saved. June was a sweet and good girl and loved by all who knew her. She was 18 years old, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hatler L. Mitchell. Besides her parents, she leaves 5 sisters, Ruby, Gayle, Marion, Gloria and Betty Zea, 2 brothers, Wallace and Harold, 2 grandmothers and one grandfather. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Louisa. Rev. Hardin conducted the services and interment was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. The funeral was in charge of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MOORE, Lindsey
“Uncle” Lindsey Moore, 84 years old, elder in the Regular Baptist Church and well known citizen, died at Garrett Christmas day as the result of influenza and the infirmities of age. Burial was made in the Tom Martin Cemetery near Garrett. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Malcolm Wright and Marion Chaffins of the Regular Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MOORE,, P. F.
A fatal shooting in the Flat Gap section of Johnson County was committed when P.F. Moore, 45, was shot and instantly killed on Drakes Fork on the afternoon of Christmas day, allegedly by Sheer Lyons. The full charge of a 12 gauge shotgun struck Moore in the side of the face and neck, severing the jugular vein. Death was almost instantaneous and the victim never uttered a word after receiving the wound. Lyons was arrested following the shooting by Deputy Sheriff Charles Williams and brought to Paintsville and lodged in jail. John McKenzie, father in law of Lyons, and McKenzie’s son, Raymond McKenzie were also arrested charged with being accessories to the crime. The three men were arraigned before County Judge J. Melvin Hall in Paintsville. After hearing the evidence the three men were held to the action of the grand jury. Lyons bond was fixed at $10,000, that of John McKenzie at $3,000 and Raymond McKenzie $1,000.The latter executed bond and was released. Lyons and the elder McKenzie were remanded to jail in default of bondsmen.

The good people of the Flat Gap section are aroused over the killing which is alleged to have been wanton and uncalled for. Moore  is said to have been one of the best citizens of the county an a strict church member. He was Constable in the Fourth Magisterial District and was known as a good peace officer, fearless in his duty, but always kind and considerate. No motive for the killing is given. Moore has been active in bringing whisky violations to justice and it is said that this led up to the trouble. Officer Moore is survived by  a wife and 6 children of varying ages who are left destitute by the loss of the husband and father. Funeral services were held at the Moore home conducted by Rev. Bill Luster and Rev. H.T. Hamilton of the United Baptist Church of which the deceased has long been a devout member. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MULLENS, Sarah (Lambert)
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Lambert Mullens, 97 years old, a member of a pioneer Wayne County family, who died Friday at the home of her son, Ben Mullens, of Lucasville, OH, was held at 3 o’clock Sunday at the Ceredo Baptist Church. Burial was made at Ceredo. Mrs. Mullens was an aunt of the late Boyd Jarrell, editor of the Herald Dispatch. She was born in Wayne County, Sep 25, 1835, and resided there until 5 years ago when she went to live with her son. She leaves another son, John Mullens of Huntington, a daughter, Mrs. Hiram Lambert of Pleasanton, KY, a sister, Mrs. Lexie Fuller of Huntington, a nephew, James Lambert, of Wayne, 14 grandchildren,20 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Her husband died 39 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

MULLINS, Roberta (Shannon)
Mrs. Roberta Shannon Mullins, 29, wife of Ervin Mullins, of Van Lear, passed away last Sunday at noon in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of 25 days of pneumonia and complications. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday afternoon to the Curtright Funeral Home, where it was prepared for burial and later taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Shannon. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the M. E. church, with Rev. W. W. Shepherd officiating. Interment made in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were LeRoy Muncy, Leslie Wellman, Felix Wilson, James G. Wilson, Chester Cain, and Scott See. Honorary pallbearers were Misses Wauleka Bussey, Madge See, Catherine Wilson, Peggy  Wellman, Emily Haws, Georgia Lee Haws, Mrs. Garred Wellman and Mrs. Louise Kirk of Louisa, and Miss Eliza Shannon of Matewan, WV. Mrs. Mullins is survived by  her husband, parents and one brother, Cecil Shannon of Columbus, OH. Her only child died a few year ago. Also her sister, Mrs. C. W. Strader, dead about a year ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

NEFF, Myrtle (Plymale)
Mrs. Myrtle Plymale Neff, 57 years old of Buffalo Creek, in Wayne County, WV, a teacher in the schools of Ceredo district for 40 years, died in a Huntington hospital Wednesday of last week following a lingering illness. Until within a few months of her death she had been active. Surviving are her husband, William F. Neff, her mother, Mrs. Mary Plymale, a sister, Miss Ruth Plymale of Kenova, a brother, L. E. Plymale of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

NICKELLS, Gloria Gay
On Dec, 10, 1932 God gave to us a dear little babe, Gloria Gay, infant daughter of Jack C. and Clara Van Horne Nickells, whom we could keep only for a short, short time. The mysteries of God’s will will never be unfolded to us in mortality, but we known his love for us, his earthly children, is unfathomable, and he doeth all things well. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

NICKELL, Lettie (Hay)
Mrs. Lettie Hay Nickell, 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Skaggs in Louisa at 8 Thursday morning, Dec 29. She had been ill one week of pneumonia. Mrs. Nickell, a daughter of the late William and Emily Skaggs Hay, lived at Mazie, this county until 18 years ago when she came to Louisa to reside with her daughter. Besides the daughter surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. George Phillips  of Mazie and Mrs. Sidney Skaggs of Vanceburg and one brother, Ambrose Hay of Louisa. Mrs. Nickell was a good woman and had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for over 50 years. Funeral service was conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Skaggs on Friday afternoon, the Rev. W. W. Shepherd and Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating. Interment was made in the Hay cemetery in Smoky Valley, undertaker Curtright in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

PELFREY, William
William Pelfrey, 73 years old, of Louisa, died suddenly at his home early Thursday morning. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy during the night and died within a few hours. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

PRESTON, Armanda Jane (Dingus)
Mrs. Armanda Jane Preston, seventy years old, mother of Dr. J. C. Preston of Pikeville, died at the family home at Martin, in Floyd County, Monday, following an illness of three weeks. Her death was attributed to influenza and complications. Mrs. Preston was born in Floyd County in 1862, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dingus. In 1881, she was married to Mason Lee Preston, who survives her. She was a member of the Baptist church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Preston is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hatty Osborne, Mrs. Sarah Dingus and Mrs. Velvia Preston, of Martin, and Mrs. Bertha Allen of Cheoetah, OK, and three sons, Dr. J. C. Preston of Pikeville; Dr. B. H. Preston of Salyersville, and Oscar Preston of Martin. Three brothers, William Dingus, of Prestonsburg, George Dingus of Raceland, and Dave Dingus of Alphoretta, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth May, of Maytown, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

PRESTON, Mrs. Joe B.
Mrs. Joe B. Preston, ae 60, died at her home on Georges Creek Monday night after an illness of several months. Mrs. Preston was one of the best known and respected women of that section, and her passing will be mourned by a large number of friends and relatives. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Brown, of Paintsville, and was the last surviving member of a family of nine children. Funeral services were held at the Preston home on Georges Creek, Rev. O. J. Polly, pastor of the M. E. Church of Paintsville, in charge. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Frank Preston, of Allen, KY and Jim Preston of Martin, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday,  Jan 27, 1933

PRESTON, Martha (Johnson-Duncan)
Mrs. Martha Preston, 92, said to have been the county’s oldest woman, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Colson, at West Van Lear Monday afternoon from infirmities incident to old age. Mrs. Preston was one of the pioneer women of the Big Sandy Valley. Mrs. Preston was possessed of a good memory and was a very interesting conversationalist. Her recital of incidents of the past were most interesting and entertaining to the younger generation. She was one of the best women of the county and a noble Christian character. She is survived by 2 sons, Capt. John M. Duncan of West Van Lear, and Mart Duncan of Portsmouth, OH.  Funeral services were conducted at the Missionary Baptist Church at West Van Lear, in charge of Rev. Guy Preston of the United Baptist Church. Burial followed at Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 20, 1933

PRINCE, Hurston
HILL, Henry
A double tragedy was staged at Orr, near Webbville, this county Dec 30 when 2 men bearing grudges toward each other met at a mill and engaged in combat that resulted in the death of both. They were Hurston Prince and Henry Hill. Prince was knocked down by Paul Justice and fell into a shallow pit. Prince drew his pistol and began shooting without attempting to arise. He shot Justice 2 or 3 times but not seriously, and also shot Hill fatally. As Hill sank to the ground he dropped his pistol. His young half brother, Angel Limberis, aged 13, grabbed the pistol, it is said, and shot Prince, killing him instantly. The by denies firing the fatal shot. A shot previously fired had cut across Prince’s breast, making a painful wound, but not dangerous. This shot was fired by Justice, it is said.

Justice is a cousin to Hill. Justice went to Carter County immediately after the trouble and was arrested and is now in the Lawrence County jail. He claims that the trouble started when he accused Prince of giving certain evidence in court. When the trouble started several men, who were at the mill nearby, ran in order to get out of danger, and the only witness in addition to the Limberis boy was Woodrow Hensley who was operating the mill. Prince was 35 and Hill 28 years of age. Angel Limberis was arrested and brought to Louisa and examining trial was held Wednesday morning, but the jury disagreed. The case was brought up again Thursday morning of this week. Limberis denies shooting Prince and says he picked up the gun and gave it to some one else. Hensley has said that Limberis fired the shot that killed Prince.

Chris Limberis, a Greek, married a widow, Mrs. Hill, a good many years ago and they own a farm near Webbville. Two residence have burned on this farm and it is reported that the old trouble has possibly had some connection with this matter and entered into the present trouble. Later the Limberis boy was found guilty and the court made an order to send him to the Reform School at Greendale. Justice awash led in the grand jury with bond fixed at $1,000. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

PRINCE, Roscoe C.
Roscoe C. Prince, 38, died at his home at Irad Wednesday evening at 7:20 after a week’s illness of double pneumonia. He is a son of U. G. and Genoa Thompson Prince of Irad. Mr. Prince moved here in April of last year for Columbus, OH where he had resided for 6 years. While in Columbus, he was a street car conductor. He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Mrs. Mary Graham Prince, and one daughter, Virginia G., 8 years old. He was a nephew of Mrs. Dock Jordan and Mrs. Stella Moore. Funeral service will be held Saturday. His father has just recovered from pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

RICE, Nelson T.
Dr. Nelson T. Rice died at his home near Blaine, on Dec 24, 1932, after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was 86 years of age, and had been active up to a few days previous to his death. Lawrence County has lost one of its most prominent citizens in the passing of Dr. Rice. He was a men of strong personality and of large capability. He kept well informed by reading a great deal. Throughout his long career he led a very active…failed to get rest of this Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

RILEY, William Mont
A heart attack proved fatal early Tuesday, Dec 20 to William Mont Riley, 55 years old, prominent Williamson man. He was found dead in his bed by his brother, L.O. Riley. Mr. Riley had been ill since Friday but his condition was not regarded as serious. His nurse visited him in his quarters over his tin shop about an hour before the discovery of his dead  body. Decedent was a son of John Riley, for many years a resident of Williamson, who now lives at Demopolis, AL. For 30 years or more he engaged in the business of a contracting tinner and roofer and had just completed the roof of the new B & L Building. He had been married but divorced. In addition to his father, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Oma Simpkins, Matewan, Mrs. Mary Brockelsby, Delaware, OH, Mrs. Nora Lee, Hines, Deland, FL, L. O. riley, East Williamson, J. f. Riley, New Smyrna, FL and Robert Riley, Miami, FL. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

SANSOM, Eliza
Mrs. Eliza Sansom, 48 years old, who died at her home near Wayne Sunday, after a brief illness was buried in the family cemetery at Wilson Creek following funeral services at the Spurlock Memorial Church there Tuesday at 2 with Rev. Henry Mullins and Rev. Berkie Bias officiating. Surviving are 2 sons, Shirley and Herman Sansom at home; 3 brothers, Charles, Henry and Roland Crockett of near Wayne, 2 half sisters, Mrs. Dora Poindexter and Mrs. Paul Wellman of near Wayne and a half brother, Lin Harrison of Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

SLONE, Epp
Epp Slone, 68 year old native resident of Pike County died a the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bradley Cavins at Vi, following an illness of 12 years. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. Mr. Slone was born at Lick Creek on Mar 5, 1864 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Slone. Besides his daughter he is survived by one son, Elbert Slone of Lick Creek and one sister, Mrs. Omar Murphy of Rowton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

SLONE, Lee
Lee Slone, 17 year old student in the Phelps High School died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Keene of Freeburn following an illness of 16 days with pneumonia. The youth was the son of William F. and Carrie Slone.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

SMITH, John D.
Caught beneath a fall of rock while at work on a mine near his home John D. Smith, 21 years old, of Thomas, suffered injuries which caused his death a the Methodist Hospital here. Smith was born in Pike County on May 18, 1911 and was the son of Bud and Mollie Sellers Smith. He had resided at Thomas for a number of years and worked as a farmer and miner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

STUART, “Grandma”
“Grandma” Stuart of Cadmus passed away Dec 29, at the home of her son, Ellis Stuart. She was very old, said by some to be 104 years old. She was a good woman, loved honored and respected by her many friends and all that knew her. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

THOMPSON, Henry H.
Funeral services were held Dec 22 at Praise (Pike County) for Henry Thompson who died there. Mr. Thompson who was past the three score and ten mark, was a prominent citizen of that section of Pike County. He was magistrate of the Elkhorn district some several years ago. He was a minister of the Christian Church for 52 years. He was married 34 years ago to Julia Williams of Johns Creek. A member of one of the pioneer families of Pike County. She survived him, also 4 sons and 4 daughters survive. Two sons, George W. Thompson and Samuel Thompson have filled official positions in the county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

TRYEE, Frank H.
Col. Frank H. Tyree, 59, prominent in the business life of Huntington for many yeas and a native of Grayson, Carter County, KY, died at his home last Thursday from a sudden heart attack. He had been in poor health for the last year and a half, but his death came unexpectedly. Col. Tyree held many  offices of public trust but the honor of which he was the most proud was the four years he served as the personal body guard of the late President Roosevelt. He was in the secret service department of the government in 1900 and was selected as President Roosevelt’s personal bodyguard in 1902. In this capacity, he accompanied the President on all of his trips. Col. Tyree served as chief of the police of Huntington more than 30 years ago and in 1926 was elected sheriff of Cabell County to fill out an unexpired term of another sheriff and in 1928 he was elected for a 4 year term, retiring only last Monday in favor of his successor. His father, Capt. John Tyree, still resided at Grayson. Besides his aged father, he is survived by his widow, one son, Harold C. Tyree, of Huntington, one brother, Dr. Fred Tyree of Hitchins, KY and by 3 sisters, Gertrude and Mary Tyree both of Grayson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

VANDERPOOL, Alexander
Alexander Vanderpool of Laurel Creek near Catlettsburg, who was burned in an explosion a the Ashland Refining Plant at Leach Station, late Friday night, died at the Kings Daughters Hospital Saturday evening. Vanderpool is the second victim of the explosion which is said to have occurred while workmen were washing out a pump house where a gasket had blown, permitting the gasoline to spray the room. The first victim was George Russell Justice of Catlettsburg, who died Saturday morning of burns he received in the explosion. Vanderpool is survived by his widow and 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

VINSON, Nancy Jane (Wellman)
Impressive funeral services honoring one of Louisa’s oldest citizens, Mrs. Nancy Jane Wellman Vinson, was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the residence on Water Street, where she had lived for the past 35 years. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery beside her husband, K. F. Vinson, who preceded her in death 8 years ago. Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiated.  Mrs. Vinson had been in failing health since last Thanksgiving but only for the pat week had it been known that she was very ill and because of her years, 81, she was unable to respond to the treatment of physicians, so she quietly slipped away at 10 on Sunday. Few women in Lawrence County were better known than Mrs. Vinson, a daughter of the late Dave and Rebecca Wilson Wellman. She possessed many noble traits of character, that made for her many friends in all the walks of life. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, R. L. Vinson  of Paintsville, M. J. Vinson of Louisa, Mrs. Janie Land of Louisa and Mrs. James O. Marcum of Ceredo, WV; 2 brothers, At Wellman of Louisa and Al Wellman of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

WARD, Herschel
Herschel Ward, age about 24, fired a bullet from a .38 calibre revolver though his brain and died instantly. The man was a the home of Milt Crum a the time of the suicide which was at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning. No motive was given for the rash act, although it is believed that he had become despondent over the fact that he had been separated from his wife and that he has been a fugitive from justice and on the dodge for the past 3 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

WELLS, Mrs. Shade M.
Mrs. Shade M. Wells, 48 died at her home in Paintsville, The death of Mrs. Wells was due to complications developing from measles. Mrs. Wells was the mother of 6 children and is survived by her husband and 6 daughters. Short funeral services  were conducted at the home by Rev. W. I. Canter of the Mayo Memorial Church. Following the funeral services the body was taken to Greasy Creek where the remains were laid to rest in the Wells family burying ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

WELLS, Sophia (Meek)
Mrs. Sophia Meek Wells, 37, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Meek of Catlettsburg, died Tuesday at the Marting hospital in Ironton, OH. Death followed an operation to which she submitted the day before. Mrs. Wells was a native of Catlettsburg and had been residing in Cincinnati for some time. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Byron Wells, 2 sons, Robert and Walter Scott, 2 brothers, Dunbar Meek, of Niagara Falls, NY and Raymond Meek of Huntington, 3 sisters, Mrs. Cyrus Chatfield and Mrs. Coleman Arnold of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Sam Johnson of Clarmont, FL. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

WHEELER, Elizabeth (Wheeler)
Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler, age 78, died at the home of her son Monroe Wheeler in Paintsville. She was the widow of the late Henry Wheeler who died in Paintsville a few years ago. She was a devout Christian and a member of the old United Baptist Church. Mrs. Wheeler and her late husband formerly resided in Magoffin County but moved to Paintsville about 16 years ago where Mr. Wheeler established the Wheeler Grocery  Company. Following the death of Mr. Wheeler the business has been carried on by Mrs. Wheeler and her 2 sons, G. M. and W. S. Wheeler. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her 2 sons, of Paintsville and 3 brothers, Rev. Jiles Wheeler of Hoods Fork, Jasper Wheeler of  Cut Ban, MT and G. P. Wheeler of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

WHEELER, Mary Elizabeth
Mrs. Mary  Elizabeth Wheeler, 78 years old, died at her home on Mill Creek, WV, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. after an illness of 4 weeks. Mrs. Wheeler was the daughter of the late Dave and Sarah Workman. She was married 21 year ago to Charles M. Wheeler, who survives. Funeral services will be held Friday from the home at 1 p.m. with interment in the Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre, WV under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Tom Miller of Louisa, Mrs. A. B. Mitchell of Chattaroy, WV, 5 sons, Jay, Dave and Jim Wheeler of Fort Gay, Frank Wheeler of Huntington and Charley Wheeler of Louisa. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. D. H. Wellman of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Rebecca Townsend of Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Wheeler had been a member of the Nursery Gap Christian Church for 61 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 27, 1933

WHITLOW, Calista
Calista Whitlow, 50, colored, died in Catlettsburg after an a short illness of pneumonia. She was a native of this county. Two sons, John and Gene survive and a daughter, Margaret. She also had 3 sisters, Minerva Crutcher, Lexington, KY, Bethena Bunkley, Falmouth, KY, Mary Jane of Catlettsburg and a brother, James of Columbus. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

WOOD, John
John Woods 69, blacksmith of Ashland, who died very suddenly Saturday night while en route to Ashland, was buried Monday in the Ashland Cemetery following his funeral from the Summit Baptist Church. Mr. Woods was born Sep 8,1863, at Fallsburg, KY, the on of William and Charity Ann Casey Woods. Surviving are 4 daughter, Mrs. Clara Rice of Ashland, Miss Esther Woods at home, Mrs. Edith Holbrook of Olive Hill and Mrs. Pauline nelson at home; his widow, Mrs. Ella Woods, 3 sons, Harry of route 2, Casey at home, and Charles Woods of Ashland, 6 grandchildren, 6 brothers Charles Woods, of Ironton, George of Bluefield, Wylie of Portsmouth and Jams Andrew and Marion of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Jennie Powers of Ashland, and his mother, Mrs. C. A. Woods of Ashland. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Rush and the Baptist Church at Summit. He had started to Ashland to take his daughter, Mrs. Nelson, home. She waited form him for some time before calling a taxicab and starting for Summit. She discovered her father’s lifeless body in his car when he noticed it parked on the side of the highway. Tracks of the car indicate that Mr. Woods was stricken and that he parked his car and shut off the motor before he lost consciousness and succumbed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 6, 1933

WRAY, William P.
William P. Wray, 77, retired Altoona, PA business man, died at his home there a few days ago. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Bromley who died in 1903. His second marriage was to Mrs. Myrtle Yost of Catlettsburg, who survives with 2 daughters at home, Misses Mary and Virginia and another, Mrs. Edward B. Sanderson of Charleston, WV. He was a brother in law of Dr. A. W. Bromley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 13, 1933

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AKERS, Roy Jack
Roy Jack Akers 43 years old of Paintsville, died at the home of his mother, Jan 27 after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Odis J. Polley officiating. Burial in the family lot in the Paintsville cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. H. S. Spears. His father was Thomas J. Akers who had been dead for many years. Jack had hundreds of friends in the Big Sandy Valley. He was a cripple for life and with the passing years grew steadily worse until it became difficult for him to get around during the last years of his life. Despite his affliction his sunny disposition and continual cheerfulness made for him friends far and wide. He was an office deputy in the County Court Clerk’s office in Johnson County, under his uncle, Claude A. Buckingham in 1909 and under Paul C. Hager in 1910 to 1913. Among those from out of town who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rutroff, Mrs. J. B. Goff, Mrs. Mary Williamson, all of Pikeville, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Allen, Mrs. J. R. Fairchild, Mrs. Jack Allen, Brown Allen, William Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornett, Alice Allen and Gladys Horn, all of Inez, Mrs. Grover Richmond of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

AKERS, Trinvilla (Price)
Mrs. Trinvilla Akers, 83 years old, widow of the late John Akers, died early Saturday morning at her home in Kenova.  Funeral services were held Monday morning at the First Baptist Church, Kenova.  Rev. Norris Gillam, pastor, officiated.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Gragston Creek, Wayne county.  She leaves eight daughters, Mrs. O. M. Adkins, of Huntington; Mrs. Priscilla Saddler of Paintsville; Mrs. Nannie Short, and Mrs. Lynchia Stambough, both of Russell, Ky.; Mrs. Verlin Smith of Prichard, W. VA; Mrs. Lou Stambough of Sitka, Ky., Mrs. Gracie Purdue, of Wayne, W. VA, and Mrs. Alice Price, of Washington; two sons, James Akers, Washington; two sons, James Akers of Wurtland, Ky. and Jerome Akers of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

BRANHAM, Exter (Ward)
Mrs. Exter Ward Branham, 89, said to have been the oldest member of the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church, died Thursday at her home at Boons Camp on Greasy Creek. Mrs. Branham had been in poor health for 2 years but became seriously ill about 2 weeks ago. She was beloved and had been a member of the Tom’s Creek Church since she was 15, having joined in 1850. The deceased was born and raised in Johnson County. Her father was Jesse Ward and her mother was Mrs. Mary Wheeler Ward. She married at an early age to Joseph Branham, who survives. Besides her husb and, she is survived by 5 sons, Will Branham of Mingo, Steve Branham of Offutt, Joe Branham, John H. Branham, and Tandy Branham, Boons Camp,  3 daughters, Mrs. Melvina Arrowood of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Mary Wells and Mrs. Martha Ward of Boons Camp, a brother, Steve Ward of  Offutt. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lafe Preston and Rev. Leonard Walters of the United Baptist Church. Burial was made at Offutt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

BURCHETT, Mrs. Charles
The body of Mrs. Charles Burchett was brought here from Williamson Wednesday of last week and taken to Yatesville where funeral service was held from the home of her father in law, Joseph Burchett, Thursday morning. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Burchett, who was 24 years old, died at her home in Williamson, Tuesday, Jan 31. She is survived by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

BUTCHER, Henry M. (Cap)
Henry M. (Cap) Butcher, age 77, a member of one of Johnson County’s largest and most prominent families, died at a hospital Thursday night, following a relapse from an operation he had recently undergone. Mr. Butcher was a prominent farmer of the Greasy Creek section and was the father of J. K. Butcher of Paintsville. Besides his widow and the son he is survived by 2 other sons and 3 daughters. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the church on Two Mile of which he was a lifelong member. Interment followed in the family cemetery at that place. A great many from Paintsville attended. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17,1933

Henry M. (Cap) Butcher, age 77, a member of one of Johnson County’s largest and most prominent families, died following an operation he had undergone a few days previous for intestinal trouble. Mr. Butcher was a prominent farmer and merchant of the Greasy creek section and was the father of John K. Butcher of Paintsville. Mr. Butcher was born Mar 10, 1856 in Johnson County and died on Feb 9, 1933. He was twice married. His first wife was Agnes Gertrude Lawrence, who preceded him in death several years ago. To this union were born the following children: Sarah, John K, Essie, Ellie, Beecher, Wilbur, Edna and Pearl, all of whom are living and reside in Johnson County, except Pearl, who died 2 years ago. On Dec 19, 1296, he was married to Allie Wells Walters. Besides his widow and the children mentioned, he is survived by 3 brothers and one sister, Lewis Butcher, Judge John W. Butcher, and Richard M. Butcher and Mrs. Aaron Meek. Mr. Butcher had been a life long member of the Wells Chapel M. E. Church, South of Two Mile. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Feb 11 by the Rev. W. I. Canter, pastor of Mayo Memorial Church of Paintsville, Interment followed in the family cemetery on Two Mile. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

CANTRELL, Lilly
Mrs. Lilly Cantrell, wife of Sam Cantrell, died at her home at West Van Lear. She had been confined to her bed since last March 1932, with tuberculosis. She was 42 years old. Mrs. Cantrell was a kind and lovable Christian woman and a devoted wife to her family. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Linzie Cantrell, 3 brothers, Bill Carter, of Betsy Layne, John Carter of Pikeville, and Linzie Carter of Wayne County, WV. One sister, Mrs. Minnie Copley of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Missionary Baptist Church under direction of Rev. Bell, former pastor of this church. The body was laid to rest in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

CAUDILL, Merida S.
Merida S. Caudill, farmer and lawyer of Gray Hill, Catlettsburg, died at his home Friday afternoon after a short illness. The deceased was born in Johnson County, Oct 5, 1870. He was 62 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Caudill had been a resident of Catlettsburg for some time and was well known. The deceased was the father of 14 children, 7 of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, 5 sons, W.D.  Caudill of Ironton, OH, Clarence, Edward, Ellis and Merida, Jr., at home, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Emma King of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Tava Zornes of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted from the Free Will Baptist church in Sandy City, Sunday, in charge of Rev. Tolliver. Burial in the Williams cemetery at Normal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

CHURCH, Rosa
Mrs. Rosa Church, 75, wife of Adam Church, died at her home on East Fork, near Rush, Monday, following an illness of one week. Funeral services were held from the home, Wednesday morning and burial was made in the Buck Webb Cemetery. She leaves her husband, 4 sons, James and Ed of East Fork, Harvey of Ashland and Nero Church of Carter County, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nancy Day and Mrs. Lula Church of Carter County and Mrs. Tren Boggs of Lawrence County and Mrs. Esther Miles of Catlettsburg; 49 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

COCHRAN, Will
Funeral services was held Wednesday afternoon, Feb 8, at the M.E. Church, South at Fallsburg, for Will Cochran, age 44, who died at his home at Kermit, WV, Monday. Rev. Neff, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was made in the Fallsburg Cemetery with the American Legion, W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 holding their rites at the grave. Surviving is the wife, Mrs. Rachel Spaulding Cochran, one adopted daughter, one sister, Mrs. Ella Sylvester of Williamson, WV, 3 brothers, John, H. H. and Benjamin Cochran, all of Fallsburg. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cochran of Fallsburg. Mr. Cochran lived at Fallsburg practically all his life up to the close of the World  War. After serving in the war he returned home and located at Kermit where he had been in business for the past 14 years. Mrs. Cochran, who had been visiting at the home of her mother, returned home Monday and found her husband dead in bed with a revolver in his hand. After an investigation held by the Coroner, a verdict was rendered that he had shot himself, the bullet entering his neck and coming out at the back of his head. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

COLLINS, Oney
Oney Collins, 3 day old child of Denver and Jennie Collins, colored, died Sunday at 6 a.m. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 Monday by Rev. J. D. Marcum. Burial was made in the Wallace Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

CREECH, William Norman
Greenup—The funeral rite for William Norman Creech, 40, miner, and a former resident of this city, was conducted Sunday at the Greenup South Methodist Church, with Rev. J. N. Herald, officiating. The interment was made in the Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Creech died Friday  from injuries which he received in a mine accident at Madison, WV. His spine was crushed under a fall of slate. He is survived by his other, Mrs. Emaline Sparks Creech, his wife, Vest Topton Creech and 6 children. Two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Pennington of Riverton and Miss Rena Sparks of Portsmouth, survive. One brother, John of Ashland, also survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

DANIEL, “Uncle” Wash
“Uncle” Wash Daniel, Johnson County’s oldest citizen, and possibly the oldest man in the state of Kentucky, died at his home on Bakers Branch of Toms Creek last week. Uncle Wash, as he was known was born during a period of the history of the state when eastern Kentucky was one vast wilderness. He was born in the year 1826, which made him 107 years old at the time of his death. This grand old man had lived a clean upright life, and remained strong and vigorous up until a few years ago. He had spent his entire life in the vicinity of Toms Creek. Notwithstanding his unusual age, Mr. Daniel maintained his faculties almost until the end and could aim and fire a rifle gun as accurately as a man of 35.—Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

DEAN, Lee B.
Dr. L. B. Dean, age 72, died last Sunday, Feb 5th, in Louisa. He came here from his home in Kenova, WV, recently and entered the hospital of his nephew, Dr. L. S. Hays. He had been in rather poor health for some time and realized that his condition was serious. About a week before his death he was somewhat improved and made a business trip to Kenova, returning in 2 days. He grew worse rather rapidly after this trip. Dr. Dean was a native of Lawrence County and practiced medicine at Adams from 1893 to 1908, when he moved to Prichard, WV. In 1924 he moved to Kenova. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 from the M. E. Church, South in Louisa, Dr. H. G. Sowards officiating. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Dr. W. A. Hayes, Dr. W. W. Wray, Dr. J. W. McNabb, M. F. Conley, A. O. Carter, Robert Dixon Honorary pallbearers, T. S. Thompson, dr. D. J. Thompson, of Webbville, Dr. J. O. Moore of Ledocio, Dr. A. W. Bromley, Dr. F. A. Millard and B. J. Chaffin. Leander Bernard Dean, the son of James Riley Dean and Emily Walters Dean was born Nov 12, 1860. He was graduated from the Kentucky school of Medicine in 1893 and had practiced continuously until a month ago. He was twice married, his first wife, Mollie Hutchison, having passed away in 1911; his second wife, Elizabeth Belcher, died in 1928. He is survived by an adopted son, Lee Dean, Jr. and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary D. Hayes, Mrs. J. C. Graham, and Mrs. J. A. H. Barrett, also 3 brothers, Stanton, Robert and Gus. He had lived a devout Christian life for the last 25 years. He had many friends, the result of a happy, kindly disposition. His father was one of the most prominent citizens of Lawrence County. He served a county judge, superintendent of schools 17 years, surveyor, and a member of the constitutional convention that made the present constitution of Kentucky in 1891. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

DIAMOND, Dovie (Adkins)
Mrs. Dovie Adkins Diamond, 46, passed away at her home at Twin Branch Saturday after a 2 weeks illness of blood poisoning developing from a scratch on her hand. She was the wife of George F Diamond. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home with interment in the family burial ground on Twin Branch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

FRYMAN, Volney E.
Russell, KY—Volney E. Fryman, 46, beloved and popular pastor of the First Methodist Church of this city, died Friday morning at the Kings Daughters Hospital. During the past few days he had been in a critical condition. With the first light of dawn, it was apparent that his life was slowly ebbing away and death was only a matter of a few hours. With his faithful wife and daughter at his bedside the end came peacefully and quietly, and brought to a termination, a useful life which had been devoted to the welfare of his fellowman. The news of his death cast a pallor of sadness overt the entire city where he was well and popularly known to men and women of all walks of life. His friends and acquaintances throughout eastern Kentucky paused at their daily tasks to pay a silent tribute to the man whom they loved and admired. For his sterling traits of character and genial personality. Rev. Fryman was born in Nicholas County, this state, Jun 19, 1888. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Feb 10, 1933

FUGATE, Catherine
Mrs. Catherine Fugate, 86 years old, died at her home 6 miles south of Louisa Monday after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, Millard Fugate, and several children. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the home with interment in the Cochran Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

GAMBILL, Lige
Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon for Lige Gambill, of Blaine, who passed away at his home at Blaine Monday after a brief illness. Interment was made in the Ferguson Cemetery. Mr. Gambill was 57 years old, a son of the late Edison Gambill, who was at one time Lawrence County jailer. He is survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Huey Gambill of Blaine, Bill Gambill of Sistersville, WV, Mrs. Polly Edwards, Mrs. Belle Gambill and Mrs. Hannah Osborn, all of Blaine. Mr. Gambill was a bachelor and made his home with his sister, Mrs. Belle Gambill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

GENTRY, B. F.

B. F. Gentry, 65 years old, who died Friday at his home in Lucasville, OH, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery following funeral services at the residence. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge acted as pallbearers and conducted a ceremony a the grave. Mr. Gentry was an employee  of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., for 40 years. Four yeas ago he resigned his position to establish a coal and ice business in Lucasville. He was well known throughout Mingo and Wayne Counties having resided at Prichard, WV at one time. Surviving are thee widow, Mrs. B. F. Gentry of Lucasville, 2 sons, B. H, Gentry of Portsmouth, OH, and John Gentry of Lucasville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry Gordon of Huntington and Mrs. Howard Benner of Lucasville, one sister and 4 brothers and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

HAGER, Henry T.
Henry T. Hager, 50 years old of Huntington, war veteran, who died Thursday at Veterans hospital, following a lingering illness, was buried Sunday afternoon following, funeral services at the Kingel Funeral Home in Huntington. Rev. Eastes, pastor of the Tucker Memorial Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Huntington Post No. 16, American Legion, had charge of the services at the grave. He is survived by the widow, 3 sons, Melvin, Paul C. and George Earl and 3 daughters, Mildred, Betty Lou and Doris Jean Hager, all at home, his father, D. M. Hager of Paintsville and stepmother, Mrs. Ida Hager of Paintsville, a brother Paul Hager and 2 half brothers, Clarence M. Hager and Milton Hager, Jr., Mansfield, OH and 3 half sisters, Mrs. Ann Cameron of New York City, Mrs. t. D. Vaughan of Jenkins, KY and Mrs. W. W. Reynolds, Pikeville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

HALL, William Paul
William Paul Hall, 20, son of Rev. Richard D. Hall, of Huntington, died in a hospital there Tuesday morning from internal injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday morning. He was a student of Marshall College. He was the son of Rev. and Mrs. Effie Bayes Hall and was born Nov 4, 1912. His parents were former resident of this county. Surviving are 4 brothers, R. Henry Hall, of Ashland, Walden, Jas. H. and Chas. W.  Hall of Huntington; 5 sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bing, and Misses Effie, Anna Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, and Esther Lois, of Huntington. He was a nephew of Dr. J.C. Hall of  Ashland. His father is pastor of Norway M.E. church in Huntington. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the Seventh Avenue M. E. Church, Huntington, the Rev. Charles Slater and Rev. P. Y. DeBolt, officiating. Burial was mad in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Young Hall was a sophomore at Marshall College and a member of the Varsity Drag Club. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and assistant instructor of the young men’s Bible class of the Alexander M. E. Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Feb 10, 1933

HATFIELD, G.G.
G. G. Hatfield, well known citizen of Wayland, died Monday night at his home after an illness of 2 weeks. He is survived by his wife and 5 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

HEABERLIN, Sarah E. (Buckles)
Mrs. Sarah E. Heaberlin, 82 years old, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Runyon in Huntington, following a lingering illness. She was born in Bristol, TN, Nov 3, 1850, the daughter of William and Mary J. Buckles. She was married to A. J. Heaberlin on Oct 10, 1870 and they made their home at Fallsburg, KY. She is survived by 2 sons, John B. Heaberlin of Prichard, WV and Charles Heaberlin of Memphis, TN and 3 other daughters, Mrs. J. W. Austin of Fallsburg, and Mrs. W. H. Hall and Mrs. Oscar Stuart of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

HOWARD, Lulu
Prestonsburg, KY—Feb 22, Mrs. Lulu Howard, 43, appointed Floyd County tax commissioner in October to succeed her husband, Ellis, who was found mysteriously slain, died late this afternoon in an ambulance en roué to Martin after giving birth to a child. The child was dead. Physicians said Mrs. Howard’s death resulted from shock suffered when her husband was found stabbed to death on the road near Pyramid, where the family resided. The second tragedy in the Howard home leaves 7 children orphans. Mrs. Howard recently announced her candidacy for tax commissioner subject to the Democratic primary in August. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

HUDGINS, Norma
Mrs. Norma Hudgins, 46 years old, of Kenova, who died Sunday morning at her home, was buried in the Cyrus Cemetery at Cyrus, WV, following funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the First Baptist Church of Kenova, of which she was a member, with Rev. Glliam, pastor, officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

JOHNSON, Lily
Lily Johnson of Portsmouth, died of illness of 8 months of tuberculosis. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Kate Johnson of Prichard, 2 sisters, Mrs. Wayne McCoy and Mrs. James McKeand of Ceredo, 7 brothers, Enoch Johnson of Louisa, John and Burnie Johnson of Wharton, James Johnson of Huntington, George Dennis and Denville Johnson of Prichard, 3 half sisters also survive, Mrs. E. Thompson of Lower Gragston, Mrs. D. Fields of Kenova, Mrs. Pina Day of Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted at James Staley’s residence Feb 5 and interment made in the Newman Cemetery at Gragston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

LARGE, John
John Large, 87, well known farmer died at his home on Twin Branch Wednesday of last week, after an illness of several months. A few days before his death he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Funeral service was held from the home Friday morning with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Millard Bradley of Twin Branch, Mrs. L. P. Webb of Nevada, and Lennie Large, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

MAYNARD, Millard F.
Millard F. Maynard, 74 years old, died at his home near Clifford Thursday evening, a victim of a heart attack. Mr. Maynard was one of Lawrence County’s best known citizens. He was a man of sound judgment and thrift and held the friendship of all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, 4 sons, and 5 daughters,, Winfield, Jay, Charles and Wayne Maynard, all of Clifford, Miss Madge Maynard of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Frank Pope of Louisa, Mrs. McSammons and Mrs. Daniel Lemaster of Louisa and Mrs. Taylor Hammonds at home. Two brothers and one sister also survive; Jesse and D. J. Maynard of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of Clifford. Funeral services were held from the home with Revs. Rush Frazier and D. J. Rucker of the United Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Maynard Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

MCFADDIN, Margaret
One of the most peculiar deaths to befall anyone occurred in Paintsville, Wednesday afternoon, Feb 1, when little Miss Margaret McFaddin was drowned in a lard can a the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross McFaddin, of West Paintsville. The mother of the child had been dong the family wash and had left the lard can nearly full of soap suds water on the kitchen floor and had left the room for only a short time. The child, with an older siste4r, had been left in the kitchen,, but when the mother returned the child was lying on the floor dead. The little girl had pitched head first into the can of water, which was heavily charged with lye, and had wedged herself in such a manner that this was helpless. The older sister finally discovered the plight of her little sister and pulled her from the can, but she was dead when taken from the can. All efforts to resuscitate the child were futile. It is believed the child died from strangulation because of the presence of lye rather than from the actual drowning. Funeral services were conducted at the Freewill Baptist Church and burial in the family cemetery on the Meade farm on Jennies Creek. :Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

MEADE, Rhodes
Rhodes Meade, 24 years old, died at his home on Moses Fork, Jan 22, following an illness of about a month of flu and pneumonia. He was born in 1908 and was the son of W. A. and Nannie Meade of near Missouri Branch. Mr. Meade was unmarried and was a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle lodge. He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Farley  of Pinson Fork, KY, Mrs. Sallie Queen of Williamson, Edith Maynard at home; 2 brothers, Lawrence and Y. R. Meade at home, his mother, Mrs. Nannie Meade. His father, W. A. Meade was shot and killed from ambush at Missouri Branch, about 11 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Jude Jan 28 and interment was made in the Meade Cemetery at the head of Missouri Branch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

MERRITT, Taylor
Taylor Merritt, 74 years old, well known farmer, succumbed at his home near Emma, Saturday morning after an illness of 11 days. Mr. Merritt was one of this county’s best citizens. He was a devout member of the Methodist Church and leaves many friends and relatives in this section. Mr. Merritt was twice married—first to Miss Buena Vista Harris and to this union were born 2 children, of whom, E. P. Merritt of Emma, survives. Following the death of his first wife, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Derossett, who survives. Of this union 3 sons and one daughter survive, Hobart, Milt and Miss Rebecca Merritt, of Emma and Wiley Merritt, San Pedro, CA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

MILLER, Albert
Albert Miller, 40, husband of Sadie Miller, died in an Ashland hospital, Friday, following an illness of one week. He had been an employee of the Kentucky and West Virginia Power Company for the past 7 years and was well known throughout this section. He was born in Greenup County, the son of William and Margaret Sartain Miller, both of Floyd County. Funeral service was conducted from the Crum Chapel, Sunday at 2 with Rev. Lawrence and Rev. Tolliver officiating. He is survived by his widow, 3 sons, Elmer, Roy and Walter Miller all at home, 3 daughters, Marie, Ethel and Sarah Margaret Miller, all at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller of Floyd County, 3 brothers, Jack of Cliff, KY and Clarence and William Miller of West Virginia; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Nora Bentley and Mrs. Cora Osborn of Floyd County, Mrs. Sadie Sanders of Van Lear and Mrs. Vada Hubbard of Vinton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

MILLS, Lucinda
Crashing in the door of a home in Martin County, KY, near Inez, officers interrupted a weird religious orgy and found the fanatical leader of a strange cult kneeling on the lifeless for of his aged mother with upraised hand clasping a knife. Chains were wound around the neck of the 68 year old victim of human sacrifice, whose body, officers learned, was about to be placed on a rude altar and burned. The woman, Mrs. Lucinda Mills, had been strangled to death. Her throat bore the marks of fingers and a chain.

Eight men and women found in the cabin were taken into custody. All were related to the slain woman, either by blood or marriage. The sacrificial rites were performed near Tomahawk, about 8 miles from Inez. Officers broke into the cabin late Tuesday afternoon. The 8 men and women arrested, all but one of whom were charged with murder in warrants sworn out by Martin County Judge T. J. Hardin, are: John H. Mills, 36, leader of the cult and son of the victim, Mrs. John H. Mills, his wife, Blaine McGinnis, 48, son in law; Millie McGinnis, his wife, Fred Mills, 34, a son, Ballard Mills, 25, grandson, Ora Moore, a daughter, and Tom Boyd, a son in law.

Boyd, in whose home the gruesome rites occurred, was not charged with murder, but is being held as a material witness by county officials. All of the persons arrested are being held in the Martin County jail. They will be given preliminary hearings Saturday morning before Judge Hardin. When taken into custody the eight men and women were in a state of frenzy, and conversed with each other in a gibberish.

“The Lord commanded it”, was the only comment officers were able to obtain until yesterday when the group broke their fast and individual members guardedly discussed the weird rites which preceded the human sacrifice. In November a “Holy Roller” woman evangelist came into the country preaching the doctrine on spiritual guidance by means of divine utterances in “the unknown tongue”.

The whole community “got religion,” McGinnis said and a series of meetings was begun in the homes of the converts. Such a meeting was held Friday and continued through Tuesday to be climaxed in the taxing of human life as a sacrifice. The worshippers fasted, prayed, sung, shouted and as the hours wore on, worked themselves into a wild, ungovernable frenzy of religious fanaticism. The meeting had adjourned in the Boyd home Sunday night. Two young children of neighbors has been taken to the home by members of the Mills family. The parents, their suspicions aroused when the children were not returned home Monday, notified officers who went to the Boyd home where the rites were in progress.

The officers were admitted an upon inquiring for the children were directed to a locked room. When the door was unlocked the children were found, tearful and frightened. The worshippers explained that the children had been “locked up to keep them out of the way” and the officers departed without suspecting that they had been in danger or that a gruesome crime was soon to be committed. The death rites of Mrs. Mills were performed about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. A woman living near the Boyd home, Mrs. Rhoda Hatfield, heard the wild shouting and attempted to enter. She was refused admittance and finally broke a glass in a window of the cabin. Several men in the cabin then opened the door and she darted inside. She was knocked down twice by blows on the head, but before being ejected, saw the form of Mrs. Mills lying on the bed. A chain was wound around her neck and she was either dead or dying then the woman related. Following an inquest by Judge Hardin, a verdict that Mrs. Mills “died at the hands of her son John and others was announced. No other instance of human sacrifice is recorded in the county, although periodically isolated communist are swept by religious movements that oftimes carry the converts to heights of fanaticism. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

MOORE, Alvin
Alvin Moore’s death occurred on Friday of last week at his home at Irad. He was 64 years old. The funeral was held Sunday. He was the son of Neal Moore, Surviving are his wife and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

The death angel visited the home of Mrs. Alvin Moore, Friday, Feb 17, and claimed the husband and father. His first wife preceded him in death 14 years ago. He leaves 2 sons and 7 daughters, Charles and Neal Moore, Ella Martin, Lonnie White, Geneva Berry, all of Columbus, OH, Martha Moore of Huntington, WV, Lula Pack of Adams, KY, Laurebelle and Gertrude at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

MORRIS, Nancy Kate
Nancy Kate Morris, 22, wife of Claude Morris, died a the home of her father, Joe Lands of East Fork Sunday. She had been ill about 18 months. She is survived by her husband, her parents, and 2  sisters. Funeral service was held with Rev. Alexander in charge  at the church at the mouth of Trace on Garnet. Burial was made in the Kouns Cemetery, Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

NIXON, Robert
Robert Nixon, 89, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Hinchman, in Huntington. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Lavalette M. E. Church with Rev. Hugh Workman, Charleston minister, officiating. Burial was made in the Camp Creek, WV in Wayne County. Born and reared in Wayne County, Mr. Nixon was a farmer there until 10 years ago when he went to Huntington to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Hinchman. Surviving are 3 sons Lawrence and Wilkie Nixon, of Huntington, and William Nixon of Nehawks, NE; 5 daughters, Mrs. Ida Beckher, of Divine, TX, Mrs. Elsie Fuller, Mrs. Ruth Jackson, Mrs. Alice Simmons and Mrs. Ollie Hinchman, all of Huntington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Newman, of Huntington, Mrs. Lizzie Snodgrass and Mrs. Julia Martin of Camp Creek; 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

PARSLEY, David
David L. Parsley, aged about 56 years, a Spanish-American War veteran died Sunday evening at his home in Ironton, OH. Mr. Parsley had been ill for about 3 months, suffering with complications of diseases. Mr. Parsley was born in Nolan, WV, and moved to Ironton with his family about one year ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hessie Parsley and 7 children, Walter of Panama, Fred of Arizona, Lena Paul, Irene, Maxine and David, Jr., all at home. One brother of West Virginia, also survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

PRESTON, John Bant
John Bant Preston, 69 years old, died at his home Monday  morning near Georges Creek, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, one son, and one brother, C. Preston. Mr. Preston lived about one mile above Georges Creek post office where he operated a store. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

John G. “Bant” Preston, who departed this life Feb 13, was born Apr 5, 1872. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Nevada Preston, and 4 children, Mrs. Blanche Jones of Ashland, Mrs. Claire Kelley of Paintsville, Mose and Ethel at home, Cecil, Robert and Clyde preceded him in death some few years ago. He also leaves his only brother and sister, S. C. Preston and Mrs. E. F. Burgess, both of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

PRESTON, Louise Christina
Mrs. Louise Christina Preston, 73, one of the most widely known and loved women of the Big Sandy Valley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. R. Lewis in Louisa Monday morning after an illness of 3 weeks. Mrs. Preston ha the flu in December and came to the home of her daughter 4 weeks ago. She gradually became weaker and passed away at (:40 Monday morning. Short funeral service was held at the Lewis hoe Monday night at 7 by Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. C. Church, South. The body was taken to Mrs. Preston’s home at Patrick Tuesday morning on the Big Sandy train. Funeral was held at the Baptist Church at Patrick Wednesday at one p.m. Rev. Cullie Hager, of Williamson, officiating. Fifty seven years ago she became affiliated with the Baptist Church and with her husband, the late Rev. Arthur Preston, had been actively engaged in the work until her husband’s death 2 years ago. Mrs. Preston was born in Paintsville in 1857 but had spent the greater part of her life at Patrick, Lawrence County. She was the daughter of Mose C. and Nancy Perry Preston, and was the last surviving member of a family of 14, one of the most prominent in the Big Sandy Valley. Her father was a native of Tazewell, VA. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. George R. Lewis of Louisa, Mrs. C. E. Burgess of Paintsville and one son, Arthur Preston of Patrick and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

PRESTON, Omar
Omar Preston, age 25, was shot at 11 o’clock Sunday night on the streets of Covington, and died from the wounds Monday night.  The man who shot young Preston was said to be a man by the name of Soard. Mr. Preston was a soldier in the U. S. Army and stationed at Fort Thomas.  He had served one three-year term and had enlisted for the second term.  Preston and a comrade were off on leave of absence during Sunday and had spent a part of the day in Covington. It was stated young Preston became involved in a dispute with Soard.  The dispute was thought settled and Preston and his companion started back to the Fort.  They were standing on a corner waiting for a streetcar when a car drew up to the curb and Soard alighted, and with a few words, is alleged to have fired on Preston, who it is said was unarmed. Mr. Preston is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Preston of Thelma post office, this county.  The parents were notified of their son’s death and the father went to Fort Thomas and accompanied the body back to his old home. Young Preston had spent three years I Honolulu and had a good army record.  He was known as a quiet, peaceable soldier, and was highly commended by his superior officers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

RAMEY, Jane
Relatives and friends at Paintsville have been notified of the death last week at Portsmouth, OH of Mrs. Jane Ramey, a former resident of Paintsville. Mrs. Ramey was the mother of Attorney Harry Ramey of Salyersville and of Elmer Ramey of Portsmouth with whom she was making her home a the time of her death. The deceased with her husband and family resided at Paintsville many years ago where she was esteemed as a sweet Christian lady. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Portsmouth beside her husband who preceded her in death several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

RICE, A. J.
A. J. Rice, 81 years old, retired farmer died at his home at Summit, Boyd County Wednesday, following a brief illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary E. Rice, 3 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Trimble, Mrs. Allie Hackwith, and Mrs. M. T. Rice; 3 sons, F. M., M. R. and B.G. Rice all of Ashland. The body was removed to the home of his son, F. M. Rice, from where it was taken to Johnson County for funeral services and burial Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

RIFFE, Mrs. John D.
Mrs. John D. Riffe, 58 years old, died at her home at Rush Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, at Rush. Rev. William Duncan, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Ross Cemetery at Rush. Surviving are, besides the husband, her mother, Mrs. J. M. Bates, of Rush, 6 brothers, Elijah Bates, of Ashland, Mason of Jockens, WV, F. A. of Cinderella, WV, John, Ed and George, all of Rush; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gee, Ethyl, WV and Mrs. Thomas Alexander of Rush. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

SALYERS, Clem
Clem Salyers, age 21, died Saturday, Feb 4, after an illness of flu and spinal meningitis. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a devoted Christian. He is survived by his mother, 2 sisters, and 5 brothers. Funeral services were conducted in his home by Rev. Jett Boggs of Blevins and G. N. Pennington of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

SKAGGS, William J.
The Rev. William J. Skaggs, died Saturday, Jan 21, at the age of 61 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was affectionately known as Uncle Bill throughout the county. He was a true Christian, always ready to administer to the sick and troubled ones. Uncle Bill had been in poor health for several years, son his death was not unexpected. He is survived by his widow, Emily C. Skaggs, and 10 children, Parish Skaggs, Mrs. Con Laney of Ohio, Paul, Leondias, Cornelius, Mrs. Vincent Lester, Mrs. Lafe Boggs and Dr. M. H. Skaggs of Stanton, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

TRAVIS, Marion
Marion Travis, about 70 years old, died at his home at Stockdale, OH, last week. His son, Richard Travis, lives near Ulysses and a brother, Dock Travis, lives at Wilbur. Mr. Travis formerly lived in this county, moving to Ohio 10 years ago. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Travis of this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

TURNER, George W.
George W. Turner, 91 years old, of near Harveytown, WV, who died late Saturday night at his home was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, following funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson Avenue Holiness Church, Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating, assisted by Rev. Frank Wolfe. Mr. Turner was a veteran of the Union Army. He resided in Wayne County for the greater part of his life. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Almeda Ramsey, Mrs. Ora McConnell, Mrs. Lisa Hughes and Mrs. Becka Napier all of Huntington, and 4 sons, James Turner, William, Charles E. and Albert Turner, all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

VANHOOSE, Martelia (Edwards)
Mrs. Martelia Vanhoose, 49 years old, wife of Allen Vanhoose, of Lookout, died Thursday of peritonitis. Mrs. Vanhoose had been in failing health for several years but her condition did not become serious until 2 weeks before her death. She was taken to the hospital and an operation performed. Born in Lawrence County, Mrs. Vanhoose was the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth White Edwards. She was born Jun 15, 1883, and 35 year ago was married in Lawrence County to Allen Vanhoose who survives her. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, one son, Everett Vanhoose of Rockhouse and 3 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson of Boldman and Mrs. Virginia Ferguson and Mrs. Delpha Johnson, both of Rockhouse. She also leaves one  brother, George Edwards of Firebrick, KY and one half brother, John White of Charley, KY and one half sister, Mrs. Mary Young of Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

WALKER, Mrs. H. E.
Mrs. H. E. Walker, 77 years old, of Paintsville, mother of Mrs. C. T. Preston of Huntington, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Holmes at Ashland. Funerals services were held at the home of her nephew, Ray Turner at Paintsville. In addition to Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Holmes, she is survived by a son, Harry Walker of Albuquerque, NM, a stepson, Ed Walker of Charleston and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Paintsville. Due to serious illness, Mrs. Preston was unable to attend the funeral services. The body was taken to Paintsville for funeral services and burial was in the Turner Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

WALLEN, Walter
Walter Wallen, 42, farmer, of Emma, near Prestonsburg, died in a hospital at Martin Wednesday of injuries suffered when the horse he was riding was struck by an automobile in which 2 bank bandits were fleeing after an attempted holdup of the bank at Allen, KY. The accident occurred more than 2 months ago. Lessie Hobson, 33, of Auxier,  Floyd County, KY, one of the occupants of the bandit car, was captured. His companion eluded the posse. Hobson and Ansel Worley, convicted of murder ands sentenced to 21 years imprisonment escaped from the Floyd County jail 3 weeks ago. Wallen’s right leg was injured in the accident. The leg was amputated Tuesday but he failed to rally following the operation.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the residence. Burial in the Dwale Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

WARD, Elizabeth (Meade)
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Ward, well known and beloved resident of this city, died Friday morning after an illness of several weeks.  Death was not unexpected as she was in a declining health for some time and little hope had been held for her recovery because of her advanced age. Elizabeth Meade Ward was born, July 28, 1862, at Castlewood, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Hicks Meade.  She was the last surviving member of the Meade family.  Mrs. Ward came to Kentucky with her parents at an early age and was married to Ransom Ward of Offutt, KY.  To this union were born seven children two of whom and her husband preceded her in death.  She is survived by three sons Carl Ward of Vinton, OH, Joe C. Ward of Ashland and Paris Ward of Offutt, KY, and two daughters, Mrs. L. G. Compton and Miss Crace Ward of Catlettsburg with whom she made her home.  Twenty-two grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Ward had been a member of the United Baptist Church of River, KY, for many years.  Funeral services were conducted from the old home at River, Johnson County, Sunday afternoon.  Rev. Wiley and Rev. Wallace being in charge.  Burial in the family cemetery in that time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

WHITT
The infant baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whitt, of Two Mile, Friday, died early Saturday morning and was buried Saturday afternoon in the Frazier Cemetery. Mrs. Whitt is a patient at the Riverview Hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 10, 1933

WILLLIAMSON, Mrs. Sol
Mrs. Sol Williamson, 68, died at her home at Georges Creek, Thursday of last week. Funeral service was held at the home Saturday morning with  interment in the family cemetery near the mouth of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 17, 1933

WILLIAMSON, Wallace J.
Wallace J. Williamson, 41, died in Ashland Sunday night after an illness of 2 months. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure, brought on by a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at the home on Lexington Avenue Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Ashland Cemetery mausoleum. The services were in charge of Rev. S. R. Curry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. Mr. Williamson was a son of former U. S. Senator Ben Williamson and Mrs. Williamson. His wife, formerly Miss Nancy McDowell Logan of Danville, whom he married in 1916 and one son, Wallace J. Williamson, III, 12 years old, survive. Besides these he leaves to mourn his loss his parents, one sister, Mrs. David E . Geiger and one brother Ben Williamson, Jr., of Ashland. The deceased was born Dec 30, 1891 in Catlettsburg. He received his education in the Catlettsburg schools, at Mt. Pleasant Military academy, Ossining, NY, at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, and at Princeton University. After leaving Princeton, he entered the hardware business with his father and has been active in the business and social life of Ashland and Catlettsburg for nearly 20 years. He resided in Catlettsburg until several years ago when he moved to Ashland. Mr. Williamson had a large number of friends throughout the entire tri-state section. His business connections were wide and extended throughout both Kentucky and West Virginia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 24, 1933

YOUNG, Henry
In loving remembrance of our loving son, brother, husband and father, Henry Young, who departed this life Jan 7,1 933. He was about 37 years old and had lived by Byer, OH, but a short time where he had many friends. He had been sick for some time with heart dropsy. He was laid to rest in Byers Cemetery. He leaves an aged father, mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, a wife and 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 3, 1933

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ADKINS, Martha
Mrs. Martha Adkins, 74 years old, a resident of Kenova for the last 40 years, died Friday at her home following an illness of several months. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. M. B. Jackson of Huntington and Mrs. R. A. Morris of Kenova and 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

AKERS, Alta
After reading a letter from a former sweetheart in which she was told he planned to marry another girl, Miss Alta Akers, 19, shot herself near the heart, at Allen, near Prestonsburg, last Saturday. The shooting occurred at the home of Felix Crisp, a relative. Asked why she shot herself, the girl gasped, “read the letter and see for yourself”. She died within a few minutes. She was a daughter of Mrs. C. F. Boyd of Brandy Keg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

AKERS, Mary C.
Mrs. Mary C. Akers, wife of Victor Akers of Overda, died at her home Thursday of last week. She is survived by her husband, 3 small children, a mother, one sister and 4 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

BAKER, Ben
Ben Baker for years a C & O conductor, died at his home at Maytown, Floyd County, Saturday evening, following an extended illness. He was buried there Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Baker was well and prominently known, throughout the Big Sandy Valley, having been a C & O conductor for many years. He originally worked on the Big Sandy main line, but for the past several years had worked on the Beaver Creek-Wayland line. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, one son, Ben Baker, Jr. and a daughter, Miss Carolyn Baker, at home. Mr. Baker’s death climaxed a long illness, which took him to hospitals at Huntington, WV and Richmond, VA. He first was in the C & O Hospital at Huntington and later was removed to Richmond where he underwent an operation to remove a brain tumor. Then he was brought back to Huntington where he improved and was able to be taken home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

BLANKENSHIP, Caroline (Hobbs)
Mrs. Caroline Hobbs Blankenship, mother of Lucian W. Blankenship, former prosecuting attorney of Cabell County, died at her home in Huntington, WV, Mar 10 after a lingering illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born at East Lynn, Wayne County, and resided there until moving to Huntington about 30 years ago. She was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Jane Fraley Hobbs, early Wayne County settlers, who moved from Virginia in 1844. Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church, South and was active in the work of the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving, in addition to the son, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Perry, Mrs. J. Raymond Archer and Mrs.  Spencer A. Gillette, all of Huntington, a brother, James E. Hobbs, of East Lynn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

BOLT, Drew J.
Funeral service for Drew J. Bolt, 52 years old, of Stone, who died Friday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mollie Burchett in Huntington, was conducted Monday at the Jefferson Avenue M. E. Church with Rev. Fred S. Bishop, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Lawrence County near Bolt’s Fork. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Bolt, a son, Ted Bolt, 2 brothers, S. G. Bolt and W. H. Bolt of Huntington, another sister, Mrs. Ella Ramey, also of Huntington and a grandson, Charles R. Bolt of Stone, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

BRANHAM, Lace
An illness of 4 weeks of pneumonia and complications resulted in the death last Thursday afternoon of Lace Branham, 57, of Clifford. He had been brought to the home of his brother, Sam Branham, only a few days before for treatment. Mr. Branham, a son of David and Ellen Bowe Branham, had spent most of his life at Clifford. He and his family resided in Louisa for some time but returned to the farm last spring. He was one of the county’s best citizens and his death is deeply deplored. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erie See Branham and one daughter, Miss Inez Marie Branham, a sister and 4 brothers, Mrs. Dan Reynolds of Glenhayes, WV. T. B. Branham, Sam, John and Ed Branham. Impressive funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the Louisa Baptist Church, with the Rev. U. S. Pinson, of Wayne, WV, officiating. The body was taken to Clifford by undertaker Curtright, where on Sunday following a brief funeral service, interment was made in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

BRITTON, Carlo
A telegram was received Wednesday stating that Mr. Carlo Britton had passed away at his home at Big Creek, Clay County. He was 84 years of age and had been seriously ill since December. Mr. C. T. Britton of Louisa, is his son, and was called to the old home on last Sunday because of his father’s illness and has not yet returned. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

BURCHETT, George
George Burchett, 52 years old, passed away at the home of his brother, Milt Burchett of Busseyville, Wednesday, Mar 15. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Burchett. While a young man he was converted and joined the M. E. Church at Busseyville. He was never married and made his home with his brother. He is survived by one brother, Milt Burchett, 3 sisters, Mrs. U. G. Roberts of Louisa, Mrs. Marion Carter of Adams, and Mrs. George Large of Coeburn, VA and one half sister, Mrs. Genoa Ham of Adams. Funeral rites were conducted on Thursday afternoon at the home of  his brother at Busseyville with Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa officiating. Interment was made in the Roberts Cemetery at Busseyville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

 

BURCHETT, G. W.
G. W. Burchett, 79 years old, well known farmer of Edgar, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin, a victim of tuberculosis from which he had suffered for several months. Mr. Burchett had been ill here at the home of his niece, Mrs. James Clark, and was taken to the hospital several days ago. Surviving him are his son, Fred of Oklahoma,  brothers, Jack of Oklahoma and Bart Burchett of Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Belle Akers of Missouri. Mr. Burchett was one of the county’s best citizens. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

CARPENTER, John Paul
John Paul Carpenter, youngest son of the late Charles P. Carpenter and Mary Serey Carpenter, of Catlettsburg, died at the King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland last Friday, after a 2 weeks illness. Complication following an operation for appendicitis resulted in his death. He was born at Catlettsburg, Jun 13, 1915. At the time of his death he was a member of the Senior class of Catlettsburg high school and a member of the high school basketball team. He is survived by his mother, 2 sisters, Mary and Margery and one brother, Charles A. His father preceded him in death Feb 19, last year. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Carpenter, deceased, at hone time residents of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

CARR, Josephine (McFarland)
Mrs. Josephine Carr, 82, wife of James Carr died Saturday night oat her home on Berry Street in Louisa, where hey had lived for several years. She was a daughter of Billy and Caroline Bayes McFarland and had been a member of the Christian Church since childhood. Surviving besides the husband are 3 sons and 2 daughters, John Castle of Van Lear, W. A. Castle of Ledocia, James Castle of Hampton City, Mrs. Amanda Price of Paintsville and Mrs. Lace Vinson of Louisa. Funeral service was held on Monday morning at 10 from the home of Mrs. Vinson, the Rev. J. H. Holbrook officiating. Interment followed under the direction of undertaker Curtright, in the See graveyard near Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

COOK, Nancy Jane (Hopkins)
Mrs. Nancy Jane Cook, 67 years old, died Friday, Mar 3, at Orkney, as the result of pneumonia. Mrs. Cook had been ill for several years with Bright’s disease. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Rosa Hopkins Cook, and was a sister to the well known Hopkins brothers, ministers of the Baptist Church in this section for the past half century. Mrs. Cook was first married to Morgan Turner, Jr., in 1881, and to this union were born 7 children, of whom 5 survive. Mr. Turner died in 1912 and she was married to Jerry Cook in 1915. Mrs. Cook has been a member of the Regular Baptist Church since 1892 and was a devout Christian, known and revered by hundreds. Funeral services were conducted from the home and at Clear Creek Cemetery, where interment was made Sunday. Rev. F. A. Hopkins, F. V. Hopkins, G. Bennett Adams and other officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

CRABTREE, Donald Lee
Donald Lee, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Crabtree, died at the Paintsville hospital after a brief illness. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday and burial made in the Richmond Cemetery here. Besides the bereaved parents, the little victim is survived by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

DAMRON, Charles
Charles Damron, 58 years old, prominent resident of Kenova, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday morning at 3:35. Since Jan 31, Mr. Damron had been confined to his home with injures received in an automobile accident. Mr. Damron had been a resident of Kenova for 20 years. He had been employed as a telegraph operator for the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Stratton Damron and 4 brothers, Rev. A. W. Damron, Alex Damron, A. C. Damron, and Lindsey Damron of Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

DAMRON, George W.
Funeral services for George W. Damron, 94 years old, father of Judge James Damron of Huntington, were held at Dingess, Sunday afternoon. Mr. Damron died Friday afternoon at his home in Dingess after a brief illness of influenza. He was a retired farmer, a native of Wayne County. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and was wounded in action while serving under Captain James O’Brien of Louisa, in the 39th Kentucky Volunteers. Mr. Damron leaves another son, William Damron and a daughter, Mrs. Edna Thompson both of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

DAVIS, C. C.
C. C. Davis, 76 years old, retired contractor, died at his home in Kenova, Sunday morning. He had been in ill health for 6 years. Born in Virginia, Mr. Davis moved with his family to the tri-state region when he was at an early age. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Catlettsburg with Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor, officiating. Burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, 6 daughters, Mrs. William Callihan, Miami, FL, Mrs. Lilly Williamson, of Pikeville, Mrs. Jay Hatten of Martin, KY, Mrs. Homer Eddy of Los Angeles, CA, Miss Jun Davis of Huntington, and Mrs. James Yates of Huntington; 2 stepsons, W. B. Gunther of Huntington and James Hensley of Oakland, CA; one step daughter, Mrs. Robert Wiley of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

DIAMOND, Dovie (Adkins)
On Jan 27th, the death angel visited the home of Georg F. Diamond of Twin Branch, and took from the home the dear wife and mother, Mrs. Dovie Adkins Diamond, age 46 years. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and 6 children, Hubert, Jay, Mrs. Stella Spillman, Irene, Rebecca and James Oliver, her father, Jesse Adkins, 2 sisters, one brother and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

ELLIS, William
On last Friday morning, Feb 24, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis and claimed a darling son and brother, William Ellis, age 1 year and 9 months old.  He leaves to mourn his loss his father, mother, one sister, Vernetta Fay and brother, Harry Alonzo, both grandparents, and a host of other relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

ELSWICK, Grace (McAllister)
Mrs. Grace Elswick of Ashland died Saturday morning after an illness of a few weeks. She is survived by her husband, Albert, one daughter, Ella Mae Burton at home, one brother, Jim McAllister of Van Lear, KY, and one sister, Mrs. Ed Kazee of Stolling, WV. Funeral service was conducted from the home Monday evening and interment made  in the Coalton Cemetery at Coalton, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

FANNIN, Lena
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home for Mrs. Lena Fannin, 75, who passed away at her home at Yatesville Tuesday night at 10:30 after a short illness. Interment was made in the Fannin Cemetery near the home. Mrs. Fannin, wife of John Fannin, suffered a paralytic stroke 2 days before her death. She had been a member of the M.E. Church, South, of Morgan Creek for over 40 years. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. John Workman, Mrs. George Newsom of Yatesville and Miss Ida Fannin, at home 5 sons, J. S. Fannin, Joe Fannin and Mason Fannin of Glo, KY, Lewis Fannin, of Ellen and Riley Fannin of Lexington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

FRILEY, William
William Friley, 52 years old, a life long resident of Catlettsburg who died at the  home of Gus Scarberry Tuesday, was buried in Neal Cemetery following funeral service Friday afternoon at 2 at the Catlettsburg Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Mr. Jurnigan officiating. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Kennedy, of Lavalette, Pauline and Sally Mae, at home, 5 sons, George, Paul, Ed, Delbert and Roscoe Friley, all of Catlettsburg; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Fields of Ashland, Mrs. Katie Porter of Cleveland and Mrs. Roscoe Davis and Mrs. Rebecca Neal of Catlettsburg and 2 brothers, George Friley of Catlettsburg, and Ed Friley of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

GARRED, Owen D.
Romance of the years in which timber drifting was the leading industry of Guyandotte and Big Sandy Valleys was recalled by the death, Monday morning at his home in Huntington, of Owen Dyer Garred, in the 81st year of his age. Of pioneer mountain stock, Mr. Garred was a kinsman of Henry Clay. Through his mother, Nancy Dyer Garred, he traced his descent from Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic in the Mayflower to found Plymouth Colony. Born at Gallup, Lawrence County, KY on Nov 2, 1852, he spent his boyhood there. One of his early recollections was of riding behind his father, David Garred when the latter went on horseback to vote for Stephen A. Douglas against Abraham Lincoln for president.

Close of the war found, David Garred, who had been a prosperous planter, impoverished and he and his sons set about to rebuild the family fortunes. Besides cultivating the acres which had so long been slave-tended, they built flatboats at the farm and on these drifted tan-bark cargoes to the Cincinnati market. Supplementing the tan-bark were venison, hams, bear meat, bear and deer skins, beeswax and ginseng. For a time Mr. Garred and his sons operated a steamboat on the Big Sandy. Early in the life, Owen D. Garred became interest in the timber business, but for years his principal occupation was the operation of the Hotel Chattaroi at Louisa.

His residence at Louisa began immediately after his marriage on Jun 22, 1876 to Miss Lucretia McClure, daughter of another of the pioneer families of eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. In 1888, Mr. and Mrs. Garred and their growing family moved to Catlettsburg, and in 1890 they went to Huntington, where Mr. Garred and his son in law, Edgar C. Crow, now deceased, purchased the Hotel Florentine. This they sold after a year or two, but the Garred residence in Huntington continued. Mr. Garred left the hotel business to devote himself to timber. He had become actively engaged, in logging while in Catlettsburg, where he was associated with M. B. Goble and Robert Prichard. After disposing of the Florentine, Mr. Garred engaged extensively in timber harvesting in Logan County. Assisted by his son, A. L. Garred,  he operated several large camps and often employed as many as 300 men in the work of felling trees, storing the logs behind splash dams from which, when water conditions were favorable, they were shot into the river, thence drifting to the Crane booms at Russell creek. There whey were rafted and sent by rowboat to Cincinnati and the mills.

Subsequently Mr. Garred joined the Crane organization and was the agent though which they purchased thousands of acres of standing timber. Mr. Garred continued to be interested actively in the timber business long after the drifting days had passed. He retired from active life 15 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, south and an ardent Democrat. Never, until last November, did he fell to vote. The Roosevelt-Hoover contest found him physically unable to go to the polls. Naturally, this disappointed him keenly but he heard the returns eagerly and with warm enthusiasm over his party’s victory. More than a year ago he was stricken with paralysis while sitting on his porch at home. He was carried upstairs and never came down again. Though he became able to move around his room. His final illness began 4 days before his death.

With Mrs. Garred he celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Jun 22, 1926. Succeeding anniversaries were celebrated  with no less enthusiasm on the part of the devoted couple and their children and grandchildren. Had it endured until another June the McClure-Garred union would have extended through 57 years. Besides the widow, Mr. Garred leaves 4 sons, Alex L. Garred, George C. Garred, and Vinson D. Garred of Huntington, and David O. Garred of Printer, WV; 3 daughters, Mrs. E. C. Crow, Mrs. F. C. Boggess, and Mrs. Hermann Gieske, all of Huntington, and 6 grandchildren, Edgar G. Crow, Huntington high school coach, John Owen and Lou Addy Gieske, and David Owen, Wyatt Allen and Frank Boggess Garred, the last three the son of Mr. and Mrs. David O. Garred. He also is survived by 4 brothers, Dr.  B. P. Garred, of Charleston, Lee A. Garred of Louisa, Michael (Dick) Garred of Miami, OK, and U. A. Garred of New York City. Funeral services were held at the Klingel Funeral Home Wednesday at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Huntington Herald Dispatch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

HARRIS, R. W.
R. W. Harris, former Floyd county sheriff and member of one of the county’s pioneer families, died at his home in West Prestonsburg Monday at the age of 81 years. The end came after an illness of months resulting from the infirmities of age. Immediate cause of death is attributed to paralysis. Mr. Harris was one of Floyd County’s best citizens and was widely known throughout this section. His kindness toward others was one of his many worthy attributes of character and he is remembers as the sheriff who resigned his office here rather then officiate at the hanging of Gus Finley, the only Floyd Countian ever to pay the supreme penalty for crime. He was a son of the late James P. and Sarah Harris, who were among the early resident of this vicinity. He was born Jul 31, 1851 on Middle Creek, near here and spent the greater part of his life in Prestonsburg. For years Mr. Harris had been a devout member of the M. E. Church, South. He also was affiliated with the Masonic order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Harris was first married to Miss Agnes Fitzpatrick in 1878, of which union three children survive. Following the death of his first wife about 45 years ago, he was married to Miss Kate Leslie, who survives with 5 children, Mrs. Sally Langley, New York City, Henry Harris, West Prestonsburg, James P. Harris, Jr., Shelbiana, KY, Mrs. Martha Allen, Hueyville, Mrs. Ella Wellman,  Louisa, Mrs. Fannie Runnels and Miss Minnie Grace Harris, West Prestonsburg and Miss Alice Harris, Hardy, KY. He also leaves one brother, J. N. Harris and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Fitzpatrick, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

HOWLAND, W. T.
Mr. W. T. Howland, 60, of Huntington, WV, passed away last Saturday in the veterans hospital in Chillicothe, OH, where he had been several weeks for treatment. A veteran of the Spanish-American War he entered the new veterans hospital in Huntington some months ago and later was removed to Chillicothe. Mr. Howland was employed by the Standard Printing Company, Huntington, as salesman for 19 years and was a member of the U.C. T. He was well known in Louisa, having married Miss Nina E. McHenry daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Flem McHenry and had frequently visited here. Mr. Howland was from Massachusetts but had lived in Huntington quite a while. Surviving besides his wife are 2 sons and one daughter, R. B. Howland of Welch, WV, Frank C. Howland, Huntington, WV and Mrs. C. R. Creasy of New York City; one granddaughter, Doris Ann Howland. Also a sister, Mrs. R. F. Cooper of Charlton City, Mass. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, following funeral service at the residence Monday afternoon conducted by Dr. Crenshaw, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

HURLEY, Emanuel
The death of Emanuel Hurley, 63, followed a stroke of paralysis and occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. Wellman on Tabors Creek, near Fort Gay, a few days ago. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. William Carroll. Mr. Hurley is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters, William, John, and Oliver Hurley, of Fort Gay, Mrs. Annie Wellman of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Ruth Pack of Chatta4roy, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

JACOBS, John B.
John B. Jacobs, 64, formerly a tobacco buyer of the Mt. Sterling market, was found dead in bed at his home in Orlando, FL, Monday. He formerly resided in Mt. Sterling. Surviving him are 3 sons, Carboil Jacobs, Mt. Sterling, Russell and John Jacobs, Jr., both of Carrollton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Hansford Skaggs and Miss Helen Jacobs, Frankfort and Miss Cordie Jacobs, Huntington, WV. The body will be brought to Carter County, his former home for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

LITTLE, Mary Hester
Mrs. Mary Hester Little, 79, formerly of South Point, OH, passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, Feb 21, Funeral service was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Shannon of Pine Creek, OH, Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. G. Dillen officiating. Interment was made in the Hale’s Creek Cemetery. She had been a member of the M. E. Church since childhood. She is survived by her husband, W. M. Little, 2 daughters and  2 sons, Mrs. Jennie Boyd of Coal Grove, Mrs. John Shannon of Pine Creek, Frank Little of South Point, and George Little of Ironton; and a sister, Mrs. Corilda Brown of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

LITZ, Joe
Joe Litz, an employee of the North East Coal Company, was instantly killed when an accident occurred on the motor he was operating. Mr. Litz ran in front of the motor to throw a switch. When the men working with him saw the switch was not thrown, they set out looking for him and found him on the track between cars, his head badly crushed. His foot was caught between the track either by wire or ties. Burial services were held Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

MARCUM, Col. John S.
Col. John S. Marcum, 82 years old, who in early manhood discarded the leather apron of a country blacksmith to educate himself for the bar, died Sunday night a this home in Huntington. His death terminated a career of more than 50 years as a practicing attorney, specializing in work in cases involving criminal charges. He had appeared as defendant or prosecutor in more than 500 murder cases at courts of southern West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. He went to the bar in 1875 and practiced without interruption until 1930 when he was for a time incapacitated by injuries due to a fall. In Nov 1931 he became gravely sick from a malady which necessitated surgery. This illness virtually marked the termination of his practice. The acute condition which terminated in his death developed on Dec 26 last. His wife, formerly Miss Wellman of Wayne county, died in 1927. His son, J. R. Marcum, senior member of the Huntington law firm of Marcum, Levins, & Gibson, and his daughter, Mrs. L. W. Wells, of Bens Run, WV, were with him at the end. Other survivors are 2 grandchildren, Lew Wells, Jr. and Mary Wells of Ben Run, and 2 sisters, Mrs. R. L. Simpson and Mrs. Nan Dotson both of War, WV.

Col. Marcum was the last of the famous Marcum brothers, all of whom played notable parts in affairs of the tri state region and 3 of whom, including himself, were distinguished lawyers. Others who made their mark at the bar were Judge W. W. Marcum of Ceredo and Lace Marcum of Huntington. A fourth brother, James Marcum, was post master of Huntington and a member of the West Virginia senate. John S. Marcum was born on Jul 14, 1851, on a farm on Lost Creek, near the present town of Glen Hayes in Wayne County, WV. The farm was owned by his father, Stephen H. Marcum, who also had been born there, the son of a pioneer who emigrated from Virginia. Col. Marcum’s mother was Jane Damron Marcum, likewise the offspring of Wayne pioneers.

As a boy Mr. Marcum worked on the farm, learned the blacksmith trade and attended the country schools. His principal occupations was in the smithy when he and 3 other young men resolved to study law. The student quartet was composed of Mr. Marcum, Henry Ferguson, Alex Lackey and John Clayton. For 3 years the four read law under the eyes and with the helpful instruction of J. H. Ferguson, a noted Wayne jurist. Three circuit judges, after the law of the day examined orally the applicant for admission to the bar. These were Judge Evermont Ward, of Guyandotte, Judge C. P. T. Moore of Pt. Pleasant and Judge Gideon Camden of Parkersburg. With these names attached to his certificate, Mr. Marcum opened offices at Cainville, as the town of Fort Gay, in his native county, was then known. His certificate was dated Aug 18, 1880 when he was elected prosecuting attorney and moved to Wayne. Eight years later he retired from office and went to Huntington to live and practice. During much of his career he was associated with his brother, Lace Marcum and the present Circuit Judge Thomas R. Shepherd. After his own son came to the bar he retired from the older firm to form a new organization. Col. Marcum was long active in politics as a Republican. He took an active interest in civic affairs and was a regular communicant of the Baptist church, of which he had for many years been a member. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

MCDONALD, Charles W.
Charles W. McDonald, 62 years old, died at his home in Louisa Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. after an acute illness of 2 months. He was born at Grayson, KY, in 1871, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Clark McDonald, of Carter County He had lived here for the past 15  years. Prior to that time he was in Texas for a few years employed as a conductor on the M.K. & T. Railroad. Before going to Texas he was a conductor on the C & O Railroad. He was married to Miss Emma Carey in Louisa in 1910. She survived him. Mr. McDonald had been unable to work for about 10 years on account of ill health and spent nearly all of that time in a wheel chair. He was an intelligent, well informed man and during his long period of physical incapacity he maintained a cheerful attitude. He was a victim of rheumatoid arthritis. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon from the home on Main Street at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. W. Shepherd, pastor of the M. E. Church, in charge of the service and Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, assisting. Interment will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery with the Poage Masonic Lodge No. 325 and the Apperson F & A. M. No. 195 of Louisa, conducting their rites at the grave. He was a  member of the Louisa Baptist Church  , a Shriner and a member of the Knights Templar, No. 2 of Lexington. He is survived by his wife, one brother, James McDonald of Ashland and one aunt, Mrs. Alice Ham of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

MCDOWELL, Milton
Milton McDowell, formerly Superintendent of Schools of Johnson County, died at his home at Manila, after an illness of several months. He is survived by his widow. Mr. McDowell was well past 70 years of age and until a few months ago was in excellent health. He was one of the outstanding citizens in Johnson County, a member of the United Baptist Church. He spent a great many years of his life as a teacher in the public schools of Johnson County. He was elected and served one term as County Superintendent of Schools. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

OWENS, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. Albert Owens, 28 years old, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Russell Hall, Sunday, after an illness of several weeks. The victim was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Waddle of H??, Knott County. Burial was made in the family cemetery Tuesday at Music. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Owens is survived by 2 children and 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

PERDUE, William H.
William H. Perdue, 69 years old, lifelong resident of Wayne County, who died Thursday at his home in Ceredo following a lingering illness, was buried in Dock’s Creek Cemetery following funeral services Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. Mr. Perdue, who was born in Wayne County, Apr 12, 1863, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nettie drown Perdue, 5 daughters, Mrs. W. S. Lester of  Chicago, Mrs. E. J. Malcolm and Mrs. L. W. Cole of Huntington, Mrs. S. L. Thackston, of Kenova, and Miss Lona Perdue at home, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

 

PERKINS, Hazel
Mrs. Hazel Perkins, 40, mother of 8 children, was shot and killed accidentally at her home on Salt Creek, near Jackson, OH Monday. The woman was shot when her husband, Matthew, 46, picked up his shotgun preparatory to shooting crows. The mother held a year old babe in her arms as the charge of buckshot st4ruck her. The baby fell to the floor but was not hurt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

 

PERRY, Milton
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Wayne, WV Baptist Church for Milton Perry, 70, who died Friday night at his home in North Kenova. Rev. Tomlin officiated at the services and interment was in the Perry Cemetery. Mr. Perry is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Perry, one brother, Kelly Perry, of Wayne, WV and 3 sisters, Polly Nelson of Logan, WV, Chloe Maynard of Huntington and Lucinda Ramey of Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

PETERS, Lula
Mrs. Lula Peters, 63 years old, the wife of W. D. Peters of Huntington, WV, died in  a hospital there Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Seventh Street Baptist Church with Rev. T. Vaughan officiating and burial was made in the Woodmere Cemetery. The body was removed from the hospital to the home of a  son, Elby Peters. Surviving, in addition to the husband and son, are 2 other sons, Dewey and Carl Peters, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Laura Howard, Mrs. Effie  Fisher and Mrs. R. C. Lewis all of Huntington. There are several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

PIGG, Mrs. J. M.
News of the death of Mrs. J. M. Pigg of Speermore, OK, has been received here. Her death occurred Mar 3. Mr. and Mrs. Pigg moved to Oklahoma from this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

 

RAY, Mrs. William
Mrs. William Ray, 83 years old, died at her home near Ferguson on Feb 19th, after an illness of 3 months of flu and complications due to old age. She was known to have many friends as “Aunt Tempie”. She came with her parents to Wayne County from Virginia, when she was very small. She is survived by her husband and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

RICE, Arnold
Arnold Rice, 26, of Ashland, was struck and killed by an automobile at Columbus, OH, Friday night, while he attempted to board a street car. Rice, who gave his address as Ashland, KY, said he had no home or relatives. There was nothing on him to identify him more fully. Witnesses said he saw a car approaching while in a drug store and dashed out between 2 parked cars into the pat of another machine. He was struck down and died 15 minutes later in a hospital from a fractured skull. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

RICE, James Allen
James Allen Rice passed away at his home at Dennis, this county, Saturday afternoon at the age of 68 years and 4 months. He was the son of William and Sarah Osborn Rice and was born at Blaine Nov 9, 1864. At the age of 20 years he was converted and united with the M. E. Church, South and lived a faithful Christian life. His marriage to Miss Etta Montgomery, of this county, was solemnized Nov 13, 1886. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Daisy Pink, Mr. Dennie A. rice and Mrs. John Paul Prince, all of Dennis. Their oldest child died in infancy. There are 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Dr. W.A. Rice of Fallsburg and Louisa and Dr. Nelson T. Rice. Mr. Rice was postmaster of Dennis for 20 years. He was also a merchant and farmer. He had been in ill health for a number of years and had been confined to his bed the past 18 months. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home, The Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment, under the direction of Pigg & Braid, of Louisa, was in the family cemetery overlooking the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

ROBERTS, Jasper Newton
Jasper Newton Roberts, 85, one of the county’s best known and highly respected citizens died at his home at Smokey Valley Tuesday, after an illness of 6 weeks of complications. Mr. Roberts, a son of Floyd and Eliza Diamond Roberts, was born in this county and spent practically all his life here. He had been a member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. lodge for 65 years. Forty five yeas ago he was converted and became a member of the Methodist Church. His fires wife, Mrs. Nancy Whitley Roberts passed away  15 years ago. His second wife, Miss Mary Carter, who survives. In addition to his wife, He is survived by 6 children, Grant, Harrison and Robert of Smokey Valley, Tom Roberts of Ashland, Mrs. W. I. Hawes and Mrs. G. C. Clark of Smokey Valley; 5 sisters, Mrs. Cordelia See of Seattle, WA, Mrs. John Burchett of Lucasville, OH, Mrs. Harry Thompson of Detroit, MI, Mrs. O. D. Peck of Kalama, WA and Mrs. E. C. McHenry of Ashland, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating, assisted by Rev. Sylvester Ball. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home under the auspices of the I.O.O. F. lodge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

ROBINSON, Andrew R.
Fort Myers, FL—Captain Andrew R. Robinson, 93, who served with the 39th Ohio Volunteers during the war between the states and took pare in Sherman’s “March to the Sea”, died at Lee Memorial Hospital, Sunday, after an illness of 2 months. The body was sent north to Fort Thomas, KY for burial. He was born in Piqua, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

SALYER, Tommie
Tommie Salyer, age 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Salyer, of Denver, died at the Daniel hospital in Paintsville, Saturday, Mar 4, after an illness of  only a few days. On Mar 1, young Salyer was injured by a falling tree, while cutting timber on the Salyer farm. His left leg was crushed and broken in 2 places. The injured man was brought to the local hospital for treatment, but pneumonia developed which ended in death on Saturday. Young Salyer was unmarried and was known as a model young man. He was one of a family of 12 children and his death was the first to occur in the family Besides his father and mother he is survived by 7 brothers and 4 sisters. They are: Roy, of Cleveland, OH, Ray, Grady, Patrick, Cecil, Addison and Billie, at home, Mrs. Reba Trimble, Urbana, OH, and Misses Bethel, Ruth and Pauline Salyer at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

SANSON, Almeda
Mrs. Almedia Sanson, 52, who died at her residence in Huntington, Saturday night, following a long illness, was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Wayne County. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the residence with Rev. Paris Adkins officiating. Surviving are the husband Oakey Sanson, 8 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Adkins, Mrs. Atnah Warf, Mrs. Charles Ensco, Miss Imogene Sanson, Mrs. Herbert Adkins, Mrs. Brookie Crabtree and Miss Irene Sanson, 3 sons, Carl, Mack and Earl Sanson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Minty Adkins, Mrs. Martha A. Stilton and Mrs. Beckie Ross and 3 brothers, Guy, Mount and P. L. Fry. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

SKAGGS, Millard
Millard Skaggs, 40, was shot to death at his home on the head of Blaine, Sunday afternoon and Ed Williams, 38, also of that section, came to Louisa Monday evening and surrendered to county officers. He was released under $5,000 bond. Williams told county officials that he shot Skaggs after he attacked him with a knife following a quarrel. He had gone to the Skaggs home to bring home his son  who he understood was there drunk. There were no eye-witnesses to the killing. Skaggs was a son of “Little” Pleas Skaggs of Blaine. He is survived by his wife and several children. Funeral service was held Tuesday and interment made in the family cemetery near the home. Williams is a brother of Buck Williams, field superintendent for Swiss Oil Corporation at Keaton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

SLONE, J. E.
J. E. Slone of Ashland, employed in the water supply department of the C & O Railway Company, was killed at the C & O depot at Paintsville shortly before noon Tuesday when he fell from a ladder on which he was standing working on a tank. It is said that the ladder was knocked from under Mr.  Slone by a yard engine which was backing out of a “house” track. Mr. Slone was pickup up and rushed to the Paintsville Hospital where he died a few minutes later. He is survived by his wife and several other relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

SMITH, Florence Christine (Roberts)
Mrs. Sam Dock Smith of 904 Madison Avenue, Huntington, one of West Virginia’s most widely known educators, died at her home Saturday afternoon. Three years ago she underwent an operation for cancer at Baltimore and had been in excellent health until 6 weeks ago. Mrs. Smith pioneered in the field of supervised education in the state and was the first woman supervisor employed in West Virginia. She was instrumental in building the first district high school which was located at Buffalo creek. Before her marriage in 1895 at Proctorville, she was Florence Christine Roberts, daughter of Sinclair and Sarah Roberts, of Wayne County. She is a member of one of the state’s most prominent families, her grandfather being John Plymale, one of the first settlers of Wayne County. She is a graduate of West Virginia University and Ohio State University and lectured on domestic science in the extension department of West Virginia, appearing in every county of the state. For a number of years she taught school and was a supervisor in the rural schools. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Huntington Woman’s club, a former state officer and local secretary; organized the rural Woman’s Club and a charter member of the Ceredo Club. She was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1913 she went to Huntington, with her husband to reside. She was widely known throughout the state as a result of her prominence in educational work. Her ability, leadership and progressiveness were outstanding traits of character. She leaves her husband, her mother, Mrs. Sinclair Roberts, who resided with her daughter, one  nephew, Merlin Vinson Hardwick and a great niece, Sarah Ann Hardwick. Funeral services were held Monday at the residence with Rev. J. W. Yoho of the Madison Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Burial in the family cemetery at Buffalo Creek, Wayne County. Mr. Smith, the bereaved husband, is a native of Louisa and lived here until mature manhood, when he located in West Virginia, and for many years has lived in Huntington. His mother is a sister of Judge R. F. Vinson and K. F. Vinson, all of whom passed away many years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

SPAULDING, Elmer
Elmer Spaulding, 7 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Spaulding, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.  Baker of Sidney, Feb 16, of intestinal flu. He was born at Fort Gay, Dec 10, 1925. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church by Rev. H. B. Thompson and Rev. Floyd Pelfry, and interment made in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

STAFFORD, Leona
Mrs. Leona Stafford, 25, wife of Charles Stafford, of Low Gap, Greenup County, died Tuesday morning following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband and 5 children, Ruth, Edith, Maxine, Russell and Charles. Both parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Derifield of Webbville, one brother, Monte of Webbville, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fannin of Matewan, WV, Mrs. Cora Fanning of Webbville and Mrs. L. Sherman of Glow, WV. The funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. M. Oakes, officiating, with interment in the Darby Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

THOMPSON, Louise
Funeral rites were held Monday at 10 at the Crabtree Cemetery for Mrs. Louise Thompson, 52 years old, who died Sunday morning at 6 at her home near Glenhayes, WV, following an illness of 2 months. Rev. John Rucker of Glenhayes, officiated. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. Surviving are the husband, John Thompson, 4 daughters, Misses Emma, Nannie, bell and Lucy and one son, James, all at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. G. W. Wilson of Glenhayes, WV, Mrs. Ab White of Ashland, 2 brothers, tom Dooley of Ashland and bill Dooley of Cabin Creek, WV. She was a daughter rof the late John and Elizabeth Hayes Dooley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

THOMPSON, Liza
Mrs. Liza Thompson, 47 years old, who died Wednesday at her home in Rittman, OH, was buried at the Billups Gap Cemetery, near Fort Gay following funeral services Sunday afternoon at the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Rev. W. S. Pinson, pastor of Wayne United Brethren Church, officiating. She leaves her husband, K. B. Thompson, 4 daughters, Mrs. H. H. Lambert of Syracuse, NY, Mrs. H. H. Halderman of Orville, OH, Miss Vea Thompson and Miss Nina Thompson, both of Rittman; one son, R. B. Thompson of Rittman; 3 sisters, Mrs. P. N. Likens of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Martha Bartram of Rittman; 2 brothers, James Vickers of Kingsport, TN and G. H. Vickers, postmaster of Fort Gay. Burial under the direction of Curtright funeral director. Pallbearers were Arnold Bartram, Clyde Edwards, H. B. Smith, Lace Wellman and Ben Maynard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

THOMPSON, Marcenia (Miller)
Mrs. Marcenia Thompson, 68, of Griffith Creek who had been in ill health for the past 3 years passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bill Senters, Mar 28. She was the daughter of Rev. Billy Miller and Mrs. Mary O’Brien Miller deceased, of Blaine. She is survived by 7 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Bill Senters of Griffith Creek, Mrs. George Pope of Laurel, Mrs. Ben Cook of Richardson, Mrs. James Canterberry of Fort Gay, Mrs. Granville Harris of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Bill Thompson of Blaine, Mrs. Jessie Miller of Meads Branch and Neal Thompson of Eloise and John Thompson of Griffith Creek and her second husband, Charley Thompson. Her first husband preceded her in death 27 years ago. Surviving also are several grandchild and great grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Interment was made at the Gallup Cemetery following funeral services, Rev. H. B. Curnutte, officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

THOMPSON, Mrs. R. C.
Mrs. R. C. Thompson, 72 years old, died Friday afternoon at the home of her brother, James Pigg, in Catlettsburg, following a long illness, Surviving are 2 brothers, James and Sam Pigg, Paintsville, KY.  Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 with Rev. W. C. Stewart, pastor of the First M. E. Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson had been making her home with Mr. Pigg for the past 22 years and was well known. She was a member of the North Methodist Church.  Before her marriage she was Miss Samantha Pigg and lived in Louisa several years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

THOMPSON, Ruth
Mrs. Ruth Thompson, 104 years old, died Thursday night at the home of a grandson, Jasper Thompson, of Guyandotte, WV. Surviving is another grandson, Frank A. Thompson of Huntington. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery, Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

THORNHILL, Allen
Funeral service for Allen Thornhill, 82, was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde Welch, in Louisa, conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, burial following in the Crabtree graveyard near  here, undertaker H. H. Curtright in charge. Mr. Thornhill’s death occurred Friday night after an illness of 4 weeks of infirmities of age. Born in Lawrence County, OH, Nov 30, 1850, he was the son of James and Sarah Justice Thornhill. For many years he had made his home here and was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church. His wife was Miss Alice Cox. Surviving are 5 sons, George Thornhill of Ethel, WV, Andrew, of Logan, WV, Charley of Edgarton, WV and Millard and Burrell of Louisa. Five daughters, Mrs. Clyde Welch, and Mrs. Elmer Crabtree of Louisa, Mrs. G. W. Layne, Logan, WV, Mrs. Mason Mays, New River, WV, and Mrs. Charles Moore, Vulcan, WV, also 2 sisters, Mrs. John Justice of Ironton, OH and Mrs. G. W. Opperton of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 31, 1933

VANCE, John
The funeral services for John Vance, 50, former resident of Raceland, who was instantly killed when a boiler at a saw mill exploded, at Powellsville, OH were held Sunday morning and the interment was made in the Pine Creek Cemetery there. Charles, Bauer, a neighbor of Mr. Vance, was also killed in the explosion and Carlos Vance, 23, son of John Vance, was badly scalded by steam. Mr. Vance, for years operated a store and was an employee of the C & O Railroad. In addition to his widow, he is survived by the following children, Bonnie of Portsmouth, Edith of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Frederick Race of Wheelersburg, OH, Carlos, Edward, Millard, and Genevieve at home. The following brothers, William H. Vance, T. J. Vance, James Vance, David Vance, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Don Rice of Raceland and Mrs. L. C. VanHoose of Paintsville, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 3, 1933

WALTERS, Bradley, Jr.
Bradley Walters, Jr. 16 year old student of Prestonsburg High school, died Feb 24 at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, after an illness which had its inception a week before in an injured knee. Blood poisoning and pneumonia were given as causes contributing to his death. The youthful victim was a freshman in high school here and was one of Prestonsburg’s finest boys. He was a member of the Prestonsburg High School football eleven and the basketball team. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Walters of this place and one brother, Robert. During the recent revival at the Baptist Church here the youth was converted and Sunday, on the day he was to have been baptized, his funeral was conducted from that church by the pastor, Rev. B.R. Lakin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

WHEELER, James T.
James T. Wheeler, 30, of Ashland died at Catlettsburg, shortly before noon Sunday of a fractured skull received Saturday when the truck he was deriving from Louisa crashed into an embankment on the Mayo Trail. Surviving Wheeler are the widow, Mrs. March Wheeler, 3 daughters, Frances, Helen and Marilyn Wheeler and a son, James Wheeler, Jr., his parents, Mrs. C. I. Wheeler of South Point, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mert Crabtree of Idaho, OH and Miss Lucy Wheeler of South Point. Willie Seagraves, 24 years old, of Straight Creek, KY, was charged with murder in connection with the death of J. T. Wheeler, 30, of Ashland, in a  warrant issued by Justice W. T. Watson in Catlettsburg. Wheeler, a huckster was bound injured near his truck on the Mayo Trail about 14 miles from Ashland, Saturday afternoon. He died. Seagraves was arrested late Sunday. He admitted being with Wheeler Saturday, police reported, but denied any connection with his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 24, 1933

WILSON, Lizzie (Short)
Mrs. Lizzie Short Wilson died at her home in Louisa on Monday morning after an illness of several weeks. She was 81 years of age and the widow of Graham Wilson who passed away several years ago and was a daughter of James and Martha Chaffin Short. Mrs. Wilson had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church many years. Her 3 daughters were called her by her illness. They are Mrs. E. Collins, and Mrs. Nannie Wilson, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Floyd Merrick of Whites Creek, WV. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fannie McLean of Dayton, OH and 5 brothers, K. M. and Prater Short of  Louisa, Tom Short of Ashland and Sam and Bill Short. Funeral service was conducted from the home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. John D. Marcum officiating, assisted by Rev. Jesse Holbrook. Interment followed in Pine Hill cemetery under the direction of undertaker Curtright. Pallbearers were J. N. Marcum, William Justice, R. C. Burton, W. S. Boggs, Sylvester Ball, M. F. Hale. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 17, 1933

WOLVERTON, James
A fight between 2 boys led to the slaying Sunday night near Lackey, of their father, James Wolverton, 43 years old by his brother in law, Ed Thomas, 40. According to the report received here of the shooting, Wolverton’s 2 sons, Elmer and Herbert, were fighting when Thomas championed the cause of Herbert. The father walked out and asked his brother in law to go on and not cause any trouble, the report continut4es, where upon Thomas fired. Both of the principals in the shooting were miners. Wolverton came to this county, it is said, from Illinois. The victim is survived by his widow and 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

WRIGHT, Zona Marie
Zona Marie, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wright, of Bull Creek, died Wednesday after an illness of 8 days as the result of an abscessed jaw. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 10, 1933

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ADKINS, Della (Large-Adams)
After a protracted illness of cancer of the stomach, Mrs. Della Adkins, 66, passed away last Saturday morning at her home on Twin Branch. Funeral services were held Sunday at the residence, the Rev. Martin Berry and Bill Spillman officiating, interment following in the family cemetery. Mrs. Adkins was Miss Della Large. Her first marriage was to Covey Adams who died many years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons, Mrs. riley Burchett of Akron, OH, Mrs. J. E. Kiser and Miss Reba Adams, Louisa, Eskel Adams, Paintsville, and Ira and Kay Adams at home. Also one sister, Mrs. William Kidwell of Carter county. A brother, John Large, died recently and her husband, Mr. John D. Adkins passed away about 3 years ago. Mrs. Adkins was a most estimable woman and will be much missed in the community in which she had long resided. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

 

BLAIR, William H.
Catlettsburg—A paralytic stroke suffered early Saturday proved fatal Monday to William H. Blair, for the past 11 years a resident of Catlettsburg. Death occurred at his home in Sandy City. Mr. Blair’s death came as a shock to his friends as he had been in apparent good health up until a few days before his death. The deceased was a native of Johnson County. He was born on Mar 5, 1864 and was 69 years old at the time of his death. He followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Riggsby Blair, 2 sons, Samuel M. of Johnson County, A. R. of Catlettsburg, and 2 daughters Mrs. Bert McKenzie of Volga, KY and Thursa at home. Three brothers John M. and S. J. of Ashland and B. F. of Catlettsburg, and 2 sisters, Mrs. John Roark of Westwood and Mrs. Clayton Noell of Catlettsburg also survive. Funeral service was conducted from the residence in Sandy City, Tuesday. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

BOGGS, William Nelson
William Nelson Boggs, 52, for the past 18 years a resident of Boyd County, died at his home there after a short illness of heart disease. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, Lon of Rush, KY, Henry and Carl at home, 7 daughters, Mrs. Malissa Elswick of Rush, Mrs. Carrie Fannin of Estep, KY, Mrs. Dovie Rogers of Crystal, KY, Stella Marie, Ida and Edith at home. Five brothers, Troy of Ashland, Harry, Henry, Charles and John, all of Lawrence County, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Anna Griffith, Mrs. Cora Boggs, Mrs. Lee Griffith, Mrs. Maude Mattox and Mrs. Myrtle McGraw all of Lawrence County, also survive. Funeral services were held Friday morning from the Bolts’ Fork Holiness Church. Rev. Rowe, pastor of the Grassland Church officiating. Following the service at the church the body was brought to Louisa and burial made in the See cemetery on the Point. Mr. Boggs resided her some years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

BROWN, Lida
Miss Lida Brown, 81 years old, resident of Catlettsburg for 73 years, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Gus Hampton, in Catlettsburg, Tuesday following a week’s illness. Surviving is a half brother, Ben Brown, Catlettsburg, a half sister, Miss Lucy Brown, Catlettsburg, 3 nephews, George Brown Martin, Catlettsburg, Alex Brown, Ashland and Dr.  George Brown McClintock and 3 nieces, Mrs. Hampton, Mrs. Robert Poage, Dallas, TX and Mrs. J. O. Faulkner, Manhattan, KS. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mrs. Hampton Thursday afternoon at 2 and burial made int eh private family lot in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

CAINES, Robert
Impressive funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon from the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Short, 3 miles north of Louisa, for Bob Caines who passed away Saturday. Mr. Caines had been in failing health for several weeks and Friday night he was stricken with paralysis from which he succumbed at 10:30 Saturday morning. Mr. Caines, who was 85 years old, had lived at Fallsburg for more than 54 years where he operated the old water mill. He retired in 1928 on account of his advanced age. After the death of his wife, he had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Short. Rev. H.B. Hewlette of Louisa, officiated at the service. Interment was made in the Sort Cemetery under the direction of Braid and Pigg Funeral directors. He is survived by 4 brothers, Henry Caines of Potter, James Caines of Ashland, Charles Caines of Kenova and George Caines of East Lynn, WV and several grandchildren Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933.

CAPERTON, Richard (Gooby)
Richard (Gooby) Capterton, 21, of Ceredo, died in St. Mary’s hospital in Huntington shortly after noon Wednesday of last week as the result of a skull fracture received several days before. It was alleged that Caperton was struck by a club wielded by Jim Bob Patterson. The altercation was said to have been staged in Ceredo. Patterson was given a preliminary hearing before justice of the peace Joshua Workman and placed in Wayne county jail pending action of the grand jury. Funeral services for Caperton wer held Saturday at the first Baptist Church in Ceredo. Burial was in Brown’s Hill Cemetery in Ceredo. Caperton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Lois Caperton, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Caperton, 4 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Myers of Detroit, Mrs. Clara Ferguson, Ceredo, Mrs. Reba Workman, Kenova, Clara and Delphis Caperton, both of Ceredo, Henry, Alvin and Charles Caperton of Detroit, Lawrence, Robert and Garnet Caperton of Ceredo and James Caperton of Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

CASTLE, Glenwood
The body of a youth found in a voting booth in Lexington, KY, early Saturday afternoon, has been identified as that of Glenwood Castle, 17 years old, of Patrick, KY. The body, in the first stage of decomposition, was found by Charles Taylor of Lexington, who notified police headquarters. Coroner J. Hervey Kerr of the Kerr Brothers, Undertakers, was called to the scene. After examination Coroner Kerr said the youth had been dead about 2 days. There were no marks of violence on the body and death probably resulted from pneumonia following exposure. The body was removed to the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home where it was held for identification. Coroner Kerr wrote to G. R. Vinson, Cashier of the First National bank, here enclosing check stubs that were found in the youth’s pockets. Coroner Kerr gave a description of the boy as follows: five feet 6 inches in height, weight about 140 pounds, had sandy hair, and was wearing overalls. A young lady at Latonia, KY, said that a youth fitting the description of the one fond in Lexington was at her home several days ago and she gave him food. He would not give his name but said he was from Richardson, KY. According to information given Mr. Vinson, Glen Castle and Jack Preston left Richardson several days ago on a freight train and neither had returned. Preston later appeared in Lexington, and identified the  youth as Glenwood Castle, alias Jess Hall, of Richardson. He has no near relatives. His father was Jim “Wang” Castle who was killed in the mines on Beaver Creek several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

COMPTON, Roberta
Miss Roberta Compton, 16, stepdaughter of Bill Ison of Catlettsburg, died at the Ison residence Monday night. She is survived by a number of brothers and sisters. Funeral rites were held and interment made in the family cemetery at Georges creek on Wednesday afternoon. The body was taken to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F.D. Borders on Georges Creek, Tuesday, by the Curtright Funeral Directors, where funeral rites were held Wednesday. Interment was made in the Borders Cemetery. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, several brothers and sisters and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Borders. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

Miss Roberta Compton, aged 16 years, died at Catlettsburg, Apr 17 and was brought back to her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. D. Borders and buried beside her father, Charley Compton, who died several years ago. Interment was made on Wednesday in the Borders Cemetery at Walnut Grove. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Dave Al Hays and Grover Bevins. She leaves to mourn her loss her stepfather, Bill Isom, her mother and 2 sisters, Christine, Betty Ruth and one brother, Eugene and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

DEAN, Kersie
Kersie Dean, 42 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Dean of Fort Gay, died in a Spencer hospital Sunday, following a brief illness. In addition to the parents, surviving are 2 brothers, Wayne Dean and Renton Dean, both of Fort Gay; 6 sisters, Mrs. A. V. Osborn, Circleville, OH, Mrs. H. J. Smith, Columbus, OH, Mrs. H.G. Perdue, Huntington, Mrs. I. H. East, Kenova, Mrs. R. B. Billups, Kenova and Miss Lucille Dean at home. For the past 25 years he had been touring the west and making his home in California. He returned to Fort Gay, a few months ago, and within a short time took seriously ill and was removed to a hospital for treatment. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

DIAMOND, Sadie (Crank)
Mrs. Sadie Crank Diamond, wife of Attorney Gilford C. Diamond, of Vanceburg, KY, passed away at her home Monday morning at 3:10 after an illness of 3 months of heart trouble. Mrs. Diamond had been in ill health for more than a year but her condition was not thought serious until a few weeks ago. Mrs. Diamond was a daughter of the late Frank and Caroline Crank, of Yatesville. She was born and reared in this county and was for several years a prominent teacher in the rural schools. She joined the Methodist Church at Fallsburg at an early age, but transferred her membership to the Baptist Church a few years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home of her brother, Gene Crank, Fallsburg, with Rev. Branham, pastor of the Baptist Church at Vanceburg, officiating and Rev. C. L. Neff, pastor of the M. E. Church, South of Fallsburg, assisting. Interment was made in the Crank Cemetery at Yatesville. Surviving is the husband, and 4 children, Rudyard, Walter Bunyan, Marian and Allcie Sue, all at home, one sister, Mrs. Burnam Roberts of Louisa, 3 brothers, Gene Crank of Fallsburg, Millard Crank of Yatesville and Leo Crank of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

ELLIS, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, 71, died Saturday night at Hubbardstown, at the home of her son, Fletcher Smith, following a protracted illness. She was the widow of George Ellis and is survived by one son. The body was taken to Salt Petre, WV where the funeral and burial took place on Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

FRANCE, Dicie
Mrs. Dicie France,75, passed away at her home at Noris, Friday morning, after an illness of long duration. Funeral service was held from the Paul Chapel near Noris on Sunday morning with Rev. William Daniels and Rev. G. V. Pack officiating. Surviving is the husband, Marion France, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Moore of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

HAGER, Samuel Patton, II
Samuel Patton Hager, II, infant son of Mayor and Mrs. Edgar B. Hager, died Monday afternoon in an Ashland hospital shortly after birth. Mrs. Hager, before marriage was Miss Sylvia Wylie. The child is survived by the parents, one half brother, Edgar B. Hager, Jr. and one half sister, Mrs. H. L. Webb of Louisa. Short service was conducted Tuesday at the grave by Rev. Twynham. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

HILL, Samantha Jane (May)
Mrs. Samantha Jane Hill, widow of the late James Polk Hill and member of one of Floyd County’s best known families, succumbed Sunday, Apr 16, at the home of her son former County Judge Ed Hill, a victim in her 69th year of diabetes. Mrs. Hill had been critically ill for about 2 months. She had been in ill health for the past 5 years, and was returned to the home of her son here a few weeks ago from the Methodist hospital, Pikeville.  The daughter of the late Trimble and Mrs. Lyda May, Mrs. Hill was born May 25, 1864 on Middle Creek, where she resided her entire life. Her husband preceded her to the grave several years ago. Following a brief service conducted by Revs. J. M. Helm, J. N. Herald, and A. T. Malmberg, the body was taken to the home of another son, Tom Hill, at Cliff, thence tot eh home of H. T. Hill, Tuesday afternoon, funeral services were conducted from the school nearby, the Rev. J. N. Herald of the Methodist Church, Greenup, KY, a brother in law of the deceased, officiating. Mrs. Hill is survived by 4 sons and one daughter, Judge Hill, of this place, Magistrate James Hill, of Bonanza, Tom and H. T. Hill, of Cliff, and Mrs. Myrtle Moore, Tuttle, OK; and by one brother and 5 sisters, C. S. May of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Dicie Kendrick, Woods, Mrs. Amanda Stanley, Bonanza, Mrs. Sarah Caudill, Stambaugh, KY, Mrs. Nannie Herald, Greenup and Mrs. Nevada George of Cliff. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

KELLEY, Edward Jay
Edgar Jay Kelley, 43, formerly of Zelda was killed by a train at Fullerton, Greenup County, last Saturday. His body was brought to Zelda on Monday. Interment took place in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. He was a son of Joe Kelly and is survived by his wife, one brother and a sister, Bas Kelly and Mrs. Ed Fraley of South Portsmouth. He was injured fatally when struck by a C & O train. The body was found by his wife who had gone in search of him when he failed to return home. He was a veteran of the World War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933 (Note: the various spelling of Kelley-Kelly and Edward-Edgar were copied exactly as in the newspaper)

KIRKER, Edwin C.
Edwin C. Kirker, 73 years old of Catlettsburg, who served on boats on the Ohio, Mississippi, Kanawha and Tennessee Rivers, operated a foundry at Ashland and a fruit farm, died of heart disease Monday at Richmond Cantrell Clinic there. He is survived by his wife, a son, Edwin C. Jr., World War aviator, and 4 brothers, Harry, with whom he was associated in the fruit farm, Frank of Fullerton, CA, and William and Gaylord of Los Angeles. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Kirker home with burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

LEWIS, Charles R.
Charles R. Lewis, prominent resident of Catlettsburg and former employee of the Ashland Refining Company, died at his home after an illness of several years. Mr. Lewis had been in ill health since he received injuries in an accident which occurred at the refinery plant at Leach Station. His condition was not considered serious until several weeks ago. The deceased was born in Wayne County, WV, Apr 5, 1871. He was the son of Henry and Hester Parks Lewis. He is survived by his wife, 2daughters , Hester and Rena and one son, Roy, all of Catlettsburg, also a sister, Mrs. Harry Darlington and 2 brothers, John and Alex also of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were held Sunday. Henry Straight of Catlettsburg officiating. Burial was made in the Williams Cemetery at Normal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

 

LITTLE, Milburn
Milburn Little, 31, formerly of Wheelwright, KY, died Sunday at a hospital in Ironton, OH, where he had been receiving medical treatment, during a brief illness. Mr. Little is survived by his father, who lives at Wheelwright, his widow, Nettie Little and the following children, Opal, Okey, Garland, Carl, Oma, and Jean, all at home. Brothers and sisters surviving are Levy of Chillicothe, Londa of Gallipolis, Mrs. Oma Little of Ironton, Mrs. Dorothy Fields of Ironton and Miss Edith at home. The body was taken to Wheelwright for funeral services and interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

LYKINS, Mrs. Buryl
Mrs. Buryl Lykins, 32 years old, of Kenova, died Apr 10 in a Huntington hospital following an illness of 2 weeks of blood poisoning. She is survived by her husband and 5 children, Opal Kenneth, Jack See, Clarence and Jennie Marie, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Eastham of Buffalo Creek, 3 sisters, Hazel and Dixie Eastham of Kenova, Leona Eastham of Sylvania, OH; 5 brothers, Roy, Everett, Robert, Russell and Ramey Eastham, all of Kenova. Funeral services were conducted at the Spring Hollow Church with Rev. Joseph Turner officiating. Burial was in the Dock’s Creek Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

LYONS, Edgar
Edgar Lyons, 16 year old high school student at Paintsville, drowned Tuesday night when he fell from a boat in which he and Arnold Bush were shooting the rapids of Paint Creek under the county bridge. The body was recovered 35 minutes later. The youth is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lyons and several sisters and brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

MARTIN, Scott
Death called Scott Martin of Stafford near here Friday. Mr. Martin was bout 76 years old and had been engaged in the produce business. He was a Christian and was in the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are several children: Mrs. Alex Farmer, Mrs. Reece Watkins, Mrs. Brownie Daniel and his wife. Funeral services were held Sunday and the body laid to rest in the Freeland Daniel Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

 

MAYNARD, Jesse
Funeral services honoring the memory of one of Lawrence County’s oldest and former citizens, Jesse Maynard, was conducted from the Glenhayes Church at Glenhayes, WV Wednesday morning with Rev. Ballard Branham, of Inez, KY, officiating. Interment was made in the Ratcliff Cemetery at Glenhayes under the direction of Curtright Funeral directors. Mr. Maynard died at his home in Kenova Sunday at 3:30 a.m. after an illness of 2 days of a heart attack. He had been in poor health for more than a year but had recovered sufficiently as to enable him to walk around in his home town. Only last week he passed through Louisa to visit his daughter at Glenhayes. He was born in Lawrence County on Aug 9, 1843 and at the time of his death was in his 89th year. He spent his boyhood and practically all his life in this county and was considered one of Lawrence county’s prominent farmers. A few years ago he moved from his farm to Glenhayes where he lived until his wife’s death in 1931, then moved to Kenova. He was a son of Charles and Sallie Fluty Maynard. He was a veteran of the Union Army. When quite a young man he was married to Sarah Adkins. To this union 5 daughters and 2 sons were born. Two sons and his beloved wife have gone to their reward. The surviving daughters are Mrs. J.W. Hall of Louisa, Mrs. Lucy M. See and Mrs. J. N. Newberry of Kenova, Mrs. Nannie Heitsley of Glenhayes and Mrs. Jack Parsley of Naugatuck, WV, one sister and one brother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes and D. J. Maynard of Kenova, also survive. The pallbearers were active: Jesse Hall, Bill W. Hall, J.C. Newberry, Quinn Crapman, J. w. Hall and Ben Maynard. Honorary: Harve Lovine, Lewis Dillon, Ham Derifield, Graybel Endicott, Tom Branham and Sam Derifield. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

MOORE, Kemper
Kemper Moore, 16 year old freshman in Betsy Layne high school, is dead from effects of poison liquor which he was forced to drink, according to a report received here. Arrest of the man who forced the boy to drink the whisky has not been effected, Magistrate Dewey Roberts, of Harold, told The Times Thursday morning. It was also said that identity of the man sought is unknown. The youth died 10 hours after drinking the whisky Tuesday. He was taken to the office of Dr. W. D. Craft, at Harold, where all efforts to save his life were in vain. Young Moore and another youth were on Toler’s Creek when he drank the whisky. One report names Dick Keathley as the man who either sold the whisky to the boys or forced the Moore boy to drink it. After drinking about a quart of the liquor, the youth became violently ill. The victim was a son of Bill Moore of West Virginia, where the body was taken for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

MURPHY, William J.
William J. Murphy, retired merchant, died on Thursday of last week at his home in Ashland, after an illness of 3 months. He was born in Johnson County. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mollie Murphy, and 5 sons, Ed, Jim, Curtis, Dennis and Floyd Murphy all of Ashland. Also 2 sisters, Mrs. Alvine Preston and Mrs. Mary Jane Short, who live in Johnson County. The body was taken to Johnson County Saturday morning and burial was made there in the family cemetery on Tom’s Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

NEWSOM, Mrs. Van
Mrs. Van Newsom, nearly 90 years old, died at the home of her son, Jeff Newsom, near Fallsburg, Friday. Interment was made Saturday afternoon in the Crabtree Cemetery near Myrtle’s Chapel. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

 

OSBORN, Gary
Gary Osborn, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn, of Huntington, died Friday night after an illness of one week of pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Estep of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

PARKER, Wiley James
Wiley James Parker of Columbus, OH passed away at his home Wednesday morning of last week of heart trouble. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from West Lane Avenue Church with Rev. Wells officiating. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery at Columbus. Surviving are the wife, and 9 children, Rev. G. V. Parker, David William Parker, James Parker, Samuel Parker, Berman Parker, Luther Parker, Mrs. Kenneth Thompson and Mrs. Elmer Laudis all of Columbus and Mrs. Lafe Hickman of Torchlight, KY, one brother, A. J. Parker, 3 sisters, Mrs. William Shannon, Mrs. Jesse Thompson of Louisa, KY and Mrs. Lott Little of Chatteroy, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

PERDUE, Mary (Haws)
Mrs. Mary Haws Perdue, 77 years old, died Sunday morning at her home in Ceredo, WV. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Newcomb Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Harmon and Rev. Henry Mullens officiating. Burial was in the old Shoals cemetery at Shoals, Wayne County. Surviving are the husband, W. C. Perdue, one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Kendrick, 4 sons, A. M. W. M., A. E. and L. W. Perdue; 25 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and 4 brothers, Mrs. James Crabtree of Huntington, Mrs. Willard Lambert of Danville, WV, and Marion Haws of Wayne county, Charlie Haws of Triadelphia, WV, George Haws of Cincinnati and Will Haws of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

PERKINS, James
James Perkins, age 26, was shot and killed at Riceville Sunday morning while attending church by Albert Davis and Franklin Burks. The killing took place while church services were in progress. Reports say that Perkins was drinking at the church gathering and had drawn a pistol on Burks who was entering the church. It is alleged that Perkins later entered the church and flourished a pistol while services were being conducted and went to where Davis was seated and tried to shoot him. Davis and Burks went after Perkins while he was attempting to shoot church people while in front of the church pulpit and 5 shots were fired into Perkins’ body, 3 by Burks and 2 by Davis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

PICKLESIMER, Clarence
Pikeville, KY—Clarence Picklesimer, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Picklesimer, of Robinson Creek, was instantly killed by an automobile driven by Jonah Parks when he stepped out of a car in front of his home while returning home from school at Pikeville late Friday. The child had returned home in an automobile driven by P. K. Damron, teacher in the Pikeville schools and stepped from the rear of the car in front of the one driven by Parks which was coming down Robinson Creek. His mother, May Casebolt Picklesimer, a former basketball star here, witnessed the accident and shouted a warning to the child, it is said. Parks was driving his brother in law’s car and his brother in law, his own little child and another person were in the car. Parks came here and executed a $5,000 bond pending investigation of the accident. The father of the victim is employed by the Home Furniture Company, this city. Learning of the accident he drove the 15 miles home in 10 minutes but the child was dead before he arrived. The body was brought here to the home of the grandparents, Attorney and Mrs. E. P.  Picklesimer. The funeral was held Sunday. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Richard Dent, 4. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

RIFFE, Hiram
Hiram F. Riffe, 71 years old, died Sunday at his home at Ashland, after a several months illness. He was a veteran employee of the Norton Iron Works. Surviving are the widow, Mary J. Riffe, 3 sons, W. E. and J. E. Riffe of Ashland and Elmer Riffe of Wake Forest, MI and 3 daughters, Mrs. Viola May, Mrs. Elizabeth Leslie and Mrs. Eliza Craft, all of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Pierce of Catlettsburg, at the First Baptist Church of Ashland. Burial was in the Leslie Cemetery on Bolt’s Fork Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

ROBINETTE, Abbie
Abbie Robinette, 8 year old daughter of Mr. Kelley and Mary Marshall Robinette, of Lick Creek, died at home Sunday morning after an illness of 3 days. Funeral service was held Monday at 10 at the Thompson Cemetery with Rev. Trigg Fraley, of Ledocio, officiating. Interment was made in the Thompson Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Directors. She is survived by the parents 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. Arnold Parker, Anna Rae and Jean Robinette, Elmer, Mont and Wray at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

SCOTT, Bev
One man was killed and another wounded in two separate shooting affrays which occurred at Lackey, Floyd County, Saturday night and Sunday. Bev Scott, a deputy sheriff and father of Ishmael Scott who is to die in the electric chair this month for a murder committed last August was shot and killed Sunday when he attempted to stop a quarrel between Cash Triplett and Mont Conley. A posse was organized to hunt Triplett and Conley. Jack Hatfield was in the hospital after a shooting Saturday for which 3 men, Frank Collins, and 2 Bradley brothers were arrested. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

SIX, Joseph
Joseph, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Six, of East Williamson, met instant death Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to crawl under  a train in the Eat Williamson yards. With several companions of bout his own age, Six was en route to Lick Creek to fish and crawled beneath a car which blocked his path. The train started to move and the wheels passed over his body. He died before an ambulance could be called. With young Six at the time were Earl, Elmer and Randolph Smith, Bill Kitts and Hubert Six, the latter a brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

SMALLWOOD, John
John Smallwood, 91 year old Civil War veteran, died Tuesday at the home of his son Dow Smallwood, on Jack’s Creek, a victim of pneumonia. His body was taken to Greenup County, where he had resided for several years for burial. Mr. Smallwood had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years and almost as long had been a Mason. He was regarded as one of the best citizens in this section. Mr. Smallwood was a native of Pike County and during the Civil War fought with the Union forces. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

SMITH, Richard
Impressive funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon from the home near Blaine for Richard Smith who died Wednesday night after a brief illness of complications incident to advanced age. Interment was made in a cemetery at the mouth of Cherokee Creek where his first wife is buried. His second wife, Mrs. Cora Dingus Smith, survives. Mr. Smith was said to be the oldest person in Lawrence County. His age is believed to be 104 years as relatives claim they knew him to be more than 100 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

SPRADLIN, Wilson
The Johnson County Post of the American Legion went to Denver Monday and attended the funeral and burial of Wilson Spradlin, a World War veteran. Mr. Spradlin was given a full military funeral which is accorded all soldiers who served their county in any of its wars. Twenty-four members of the local post attended in a body and paid their last respects to their departed comrade. Spradlin was not a member of the local post, but it is the desire of the Legion that all war veterans be given a military funeral regardless of whether they were members or not. Mr. Spradlin was known as a good citizen in his neighborhood. He contracted typhoid fever a few weeks ago which developed into pneumonia which ended his life. He is survived by a wife and a number of children. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

STALEY, Mariah
Mrs. Mariah Staley, 67 years old, of near Wayne, died at her home after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 at Big Creek Church with burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S. Thacker, of Ironton, a son, Pearly Staley, at home, 2 brothers, C. W. Bloss and Isaac Bloss, of Huntington and 4 sisters, Mrs. T. k. Cline of Huntington, Mrs. J. E. Ray, Sylvania, OH, Mrs. Lee Body and Mrs. Sam Thompson of near Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

 

STEWART, Eva (Southgate)
The following item is taken from the Cincinnati Enquirer of last Sunday:
Mrs. Eva Southgate Stewart, widow of J. W. M. Stewart and daughter of the late William Wright Southgate, died Saturday at the home of her cousin, Miss Lottie Gibson, 17 Villa Place, Fort Thomas. She is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Harriet Drew, Mrs. N. P. Yowell and Miss Lucia W. Southgate, Orlando, FL, Miss Lillian Southgate and Mrs. Joseph Craig of Fort Thomas. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Charles A. Smith & Sons funeral home, Newport, followed by burial in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. William Cambell, pastor Highland Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Stewart lived in Louisa for several years after her marriage to Mr. Stewart. The moved from here to Ashland. Mrs. Stewart had spent most of  late years in New York City where she was engaged in writing. Some of her writings have been on the market in book form. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

STUMBO, Lewis (Tom)
Lewis (Tom) Stumbo, 76 years old, succumbed Monday, Apr 3 at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, a victim of a paralytic stroke which he had suffered a few days earlier. The victim was a member of one of this county’s largest and best known families and had hundreds of acquaintances and friends in this section. The body was taken to his home at Salisbury , where funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Moore Mosely and A. L. Allen, all of the Regular Baptist Church, burial following in the family cemetery near the home, under the direction of G. D. Ryan. Surviving Mr. Stumbo are one son, and 5 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

THOMPSON
Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Neal Thompson of Prichard, Apr 3. One of them died Apr 4 and the other died Apr 6. Besides the parents, the grandparents survive, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Hatton and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the parents, Apr 7 and interment made in the Thompson Cemetery at Shiloh. Both babies were buried in the same casket. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

THOMPSON, W. H. C.
W. H. C. Thompson died at his home at Pleasantville, OH on Wednesday morning of this week. The body was brought to Louisa Thursday to the home of his brother in law, Charles W. Carey and on Friday will be taken to Mattie, this county. Funeral and burial service is to be held there with interment in the Thompson grave yard. Mr. Thompson was the son of Rev. Jack Thompson and was reared in this county. His wife was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Swetnam of Wilbur and a sister of Mrs. Charles Carey of Louisa. He was a highly esteemed citizen, one of Lawrence County’s teachers and a lawyer. He was bout 65 years of age. His first marriage was to Miss Nettie Graham of Cherokee. They moved to Montana, where they lived about 10 years and his wife died here, leaving a son and 2 daughters. The son has since died and the daughters live in western states. His second marriage was to Miss Bowling of Wilbur, this county and they have been living in Ohio for some time. The hour for the funeral is 10 o’clock Friday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 28, 1933

 

VINSON, Jay Apperson
Judge Jay A. Vinson passed away at his home at Wayland last Sunday morning, his death following a prolonged illness. His body was brought to Louisa to the home of his brother, G. R. Vinson, on Monday evening where funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning. The Rev. H. G. Sowards officiated, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett a life long friend of the family. Interment took place in Pine Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Curtright and Young, funeral directors, members of the American Legion conducting their rites at the grave. Jay Apperson Vinson was the second son of Richard F. and Georgia Randall Vinson and was reared in Louisa and spent most of his life here until about 19 years ago when he moved to Floyd County. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War Post of Paintsville. He was 60 years old and had been a member of the Christian Church 45 years. When a young man he studied law and was admitted to the bar in West Virginia. He was located in Williamson and Logan, WV for a few years. After going to Wayland he served as Police Judge for a number of years. His wife, who survived him, was Miss Gypsy Shannon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shannon of Irad. Also surviving are 2 sons, Richard and Shannon Vinson of Wayland and a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Savage, of Mississippi, a brother and a sister, G. R. Vinson of Louisa and Mrs. Dora V. Greever of Happy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

WALKER, Peyton W.
Peyton W. Walker, 87 years old, a Civil War veteran, died Friday at his home in Charleston, WV. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie Walker, 2 sons, W.C. and Roy B. Walker of Charleston; 3 daughters, Mrs. T. W. Smith of Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. J.R. Johnson of Teays and Mrs. Inez Smith of Charleston. At the age of 18, Mr. Walker enlisted in the Confederate army in Virginia and served throughout the war. At the end of the war he moved to the state of West Virginia and resided in Kanawha County for 50 years and was an employee of the New York Central railroad for 10 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

WELCH, Sarah (Wells)
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Wells Welch, 55, was held Tuesday at her home at Buffalo, Johnson County and was conducted by Rev. H. G. Sowards, of Louisa, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of this place, and Rev. W. I. Canter of Paintsville. Interment was in the family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Ulysses Welch, 5 children and 4 grandchildren. One son died recently. Mrs. Welch was one of the leading women of her community and had for years been a faithful member of the Wells Chapel M. E. Church, South. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 14, 1933

Mrs. U. S. Welch, 55 years old, of Thelma, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. George C. Perry Apr 8, after an illness of several days of pneumonia. She is survived by a large number of relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Welch home, near Buffalo. Services were conducted by the Rev. W. I. Canter of Paintsville and Rev. H. G. Sowards and H. B. Hewlett of Louisa. Mrs. Welch was one of the best known and beloved women in this section of the Eastern Kentucky. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Everett Neal and Miss Mary May Welch, both of Thelma; 3 sons, Dewey Welch of Hannibal, MO, Albridge Welch of Pikeville and W.T. Welch of Creston, IA. Sisters surviving are Mrs. George C. Perry, Paintsville, Mrs. George Walters, Shoals, WV. Brothers surviving are Dr. J. A. Wells, John L. Wells, G.C. Wells, M. A. Wells, all of Paintsville, Charles Wells and Isaac Wells of Boons camp, KY, E. D. Wells and Richard Wells of Pikeville. Mrs. Welch was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and was a Christian woman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

WHEELER, Milton
Milton Wheeler, 45 years old, of Paintsville, died at his home Apr 7?, after an illness of some time. He is survived by his wife and one son. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church with the Rev. Guy Preston preaching the funeral. The services were in charge of the Masons. Mr. Wheeler was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greenville Wheeler and was born and reared in Magoffin County. He had been a resident of Paintsville for several years and was connected with the Artic Ice Company. He was a popular business man and is survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters and his immediate family. Burial in the Mayo Cemetery, Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 21, 1933

WILSON, Gideon
Gideon Wilson, 39, who was found dead in his bed in his home in Huntington Friday morning, was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery following funeral services at the residence Monday morning, with Rev. J.W. Yoho officiating. Dr. F. X. Schuler, county coroner, pronounced death due to heart lesion. He was born at Fort Gay on May 10, 1893. He is survived by the widow, 3 daughters, Misses Marguerite, Alta Lee and Dorothea Wilson and a son, Walker Wilson, all at home, his father, Lawrence Wilson of Huntington and a brother, Sidney Wilson of Genoa, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

YORK, Minerva
YORK, Paul
Paul, ages 6 years and Minerva age 2 years, children of Mr. and Mrs. Willie York perished in flames which destroyed their home at Torchlight last Thursday afternoon. The victims were trapped in the home by flames during the absence of their mother, who had gone to a spring for water. The father was away from home at the time of the fire, working for a farmer. When the mother returned to the house she found it practically enveloped in flames and it was impossible to go inside. She was badly burned when she opened the door and tried to enter. Neighbors prevented her from rushing into the flames, thereby saving her life. How the fire started is not known. All the household effects and clothing of the unfortunate family were destroyed. Both the charred bodies of the victims of the unfortunate accident were buried in the same grave Friday afternoon in the Ernest York Cemetery at Torchlight. Rev. Noah Peters of Three Mile and Rev. Tom New of Torchlight, officiated at the grave. The parents were too ill to attend the funeral. They are now at the home of Mr. York’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest York. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 7, 1933

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ADKINS, Martha F.
Mrs. Martha F. Adkins, 63 years old, who died Saturday night at her home in Huntington, WV, was buried in Woodmere Cemetery Sunday following funeral services at the South Side M. E. Church, with Rev. J.H. Carson officiating. Surviving are the husband, J. D. Adkins; 2 sons, V. R. Adkins, at home, V. B. Adkins of Hamilton, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Erie Eblin, of Gallia County, OH and Mrs. Leona Bias of Huntington; 2 brothers, Joshua Stephenson of Wayne county and Ollie Stephenson of Logan and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Adkins of Wayne and Mrs. T. H. clay of Huntington, 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

ALLEN, Stanton
One man was killed and 4 young women more or less seriously injured on Beaver Creek, near Martin, Saturday, afternoon when their automobile plunged over a steep embankment into Beaver Creek, while they were returning home from Prestonsburg. The dead: Stanton Allen, 19, son of Charles Allen of Martin, driver of the machine. The injured, Nancy Stapleton, cuts and some bruises, Betty Stapleton, cuts and bruises and a broken arm., Maud Collinson, bruises and deep lacerations on head, Marie Clifton, cuts and bruises. The injured were taken to the hospital at Martin where their wounds were treated. The accident occurred, it was said, when Allen’s hat blew off his head while he was driving about 30 miles per hour and struck him in the face with the result that he momentarily lost control of the car and it plunged down a steep embankment into Beaver Creek, carrying the 5 occupants with it. The young women were rescued by persons attracted to the scene of the crash and were taken to the hospital by passing motorists, but Allen’s body was not recovered immediately. However, it was found a short time later about 100 feet from where the car went into the water, and upon examination it was shown that he had sustained a broken neck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

ADKINS, Hezekiah
Hezekiah Atkins, 72, former county court clerk of Wayne County, died at his home at Wilson Creek near Wayne early Sunday morning, a victim of uremic poisoning. Funeral rites were conducted from his home on Wilson Creek Tuesday afternoon at 2 and interment made in the family cemetery nearby. Mr. Adkins was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and the Masonic order conducted their rites at the burial. He is survived by his second wife, 3 daughters, and 8 sons and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 19, 1933

BAILEY, Mack
MONEY, Tom
The lifeless bodies of 2 Kenova youths were found on the Norfolk and Western spur track running from the mainline to the railroad yards in Kenova at daybreak Sunday morning of last week. The boys had been killed instantly sometime Saturday night when run over by a N & W train. The victims were identified as Mack Bailey, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Bailey, of Twenty-third Street and Tom Money  of Happy Hollow, Kenova. Following an investigation in which he was aided by Kenova police authorities, County Coroner B. L. Osburn said the youths were accidentally killed. It was believed that the boys went to sleep on the track and that the double tragedy was unavoidable on the part of the train crew. Funeral services fro Bailey were conducted Monday morning and the young boy was buried that afternoon. Although the accident is known to have occurred sometime during Saturday night, the exact time could not be ascertained. Two trains passed the point  where the bodies were found during the night but inquiry of both crews disclosed that neither crew had been aware of the accident. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

BURCHETT, Lydia (Sherman)
Mrs. Lydia Sherman Burchett, widow of the late Wesley Burchett succumbed here Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Howard, at the age of 59 years. Death came after a long illness from a complication of ailments. Mrs. Burchett was a member of one of Floyd County’s best-known families and splendid Christian character. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 25 years. She was a daughter of the late Jeff Sherman and was born and reared on Cow Creek near here. Following a brief service at the Howard home here Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Arnold T. Malmbert, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, the body was taken to Mrs. Burchett’s old home on Cow Creek, where funeral services were in charge of Revs. Isaac Stratton and A. T. Malmberg. Surviving Mrs. Burchett are 3 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. J.H. Howard and Miss Welma Burchett of Prestonsburg, Mrs. P. H. Allen, West Prestonsburg, John Wes and Jeff Burchett of Cow Creek, 3 step sons, Glenn, Otis and Bill Burchett of Cow Creek; 2 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Blackburn, of Endicott and Mrs. W. Bowser of Ohio and 3 brothers, Bill and Frank Sherman of Emma and Marion Sherman of Woods. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

BURCHETT, Ray
Ray, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Laroe Burchett, succumbed Tuesday to peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix, at Martin. The youthful victim had continued work after being ill, so long that his case was well nigh hopeless when taken to the hospital Friday. He is survived by his parents, one brother and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

BUTLER, Mrs. J. P.
Mrs. J. P. Butler, well known and highly respected woman of the Mud Lick section, died at her home there Monday night following an illness of several years duration. Mrs. Butler was one of the best women of the county. Besides her husband she is survived by 5 children, Elizabeth, Malta, Fannie Louise, Mrs. Lloyd Preston of Paintsville, and Mrs. B. Hayes of Ashland and 2 sons, Tom Butler of Paintsville and Lonnie Butler at home. Also one sister, Miss Elizabeth Wheeler of Paintsville and one brother, Tom Wheeler of Lindbergh, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

CARRAWAY, Kate
Mrs. Kate Carraway, 65 years old, died at her home on Tom’s Creek, near Wayne, May 15, 1933, following an illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Carraway was born in Coalton, Boyd County, KY, May 8, 1868. She was before marriage, Miss Kate Saddler and was married to William Carraway Jul 4, 1884. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Henry Ballengee and Thomas Carraway of Wayne, Mrs. Wallace Fain and Dewey caraway whereabouts unknown. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Damron Wednesday afternoon and burial made in the family cemetery on Tom’s Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

CYRUS, Susan Pauline
Susan Pauline Cyrus, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cyrus of Louisa, died Wednesday. Funeral service Thursday with interment in the Johnson Cemetery in Wayne County, WV.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

DIXON, Mrs. B. F.  
Mrs. B. F. Dixon, widow of the late Dr. B. F. Dixon, died at her home in Salyersville Wednesday night after a long illness. The funeral and burial were held on Friday. She was the mother of Mrs. W. B. Bailey of this city and one of the best known and most highly respected women of Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

DRAKE, Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Drake, 49, engineer for the Ashland Refining Company, died at his home at Blaine, Thursday night, after an illness of 4 months. He came to this county 6 years ago to work for the Cumberland Pipe Line Company in the Blaine Oil fields and located at Blaine. He was a son of the late John and Sarah Lynn Drake. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial. Friday morning it was taken to Campton, Wolfe County, KY for burial and interment there Saturday. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church with Rev. J. M. Talson and Rev. Gubby of Campton, officiating. The Masonic Lodge of Campton officiated at the grave, Mr. G. R. Lewis, of Louisa, accompanied the family to Campton and represented the Masonic Lodge of Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Horton Drake, 2 daughters, Mrs. E. R. Harless of Dayton, OH and Etta, at home, 3 sons, Eremerson, Garrett and Chester at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Stella Hunter of Campton and Mrs. Etta Nelson of Asheville, NC. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

HALE, George
George Hale, 65 years old, one of Floyd County’s wealthiest and best known citizens succumbed suddenly of a heart attack which climaxed a period of ill health extending over the last 3 years. Mr. Hale’s death was unexpected, since he had eaten a hearty dinner and had lain down, his condition apparently no worse than at any time recently. Death came quickly before medical aid could be summoned. Mr. Hale was probably Floyd County’s wealthiest farmer. Devoutly religious, the soul of integrity, postmaster of Goodloe for 25 years, formerly president and a director of the First National Bank here and at the time of his death a member of the Floyd County board of education, in which capacity he had served several terms, he was a citizen of the highest type. He was born in October 1867, at Blue River, this county, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hale. He was married to Miss Hate Hale, a daughter of Benjamin Hale, and is survived by her. To this union were born 11 children of whom 6 survive: James Hale, Goodloe, Henry Hale, Hinton, WV, Mrs. Maude Bailey and Miss Dorcus hale, Goodloe, Mrs. Myrtle Helton of Middle Creek, Ellis Hale, now a student at the Morehead State Teachers College. Mr. Hale also leaves 3 brothers and 2 sisters, John Hale, Goodloe, James Hale, Los Angeles, CA, Ben Hale, Cody, NE, Mrs. Mary Stephens and Mrs. Martha Hale, Seymour, MO. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

HAZELETT, Ernest Milton
Ernest Milton Hazelett, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Hazelett of Jefferson Street, was fatally injured Friday afternoon about 6 when he attempted to hop a ride on the county road grader. The grader was being pulled down the street by the county tractor driven by Ed Scott who was unaware of the accident until spectators motioned him to stop.. The little boy fell under the grader and the rear wheel passed over his body, crushing his chest and inflicted other injuries. He was rushed ot the Louisa General Hospital, but died within a few minutes, after being admitted, without regaining consciousness. Funeral services was held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Baptist Church with Rev. Eli Williams, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Pigg and Braid funeral director. The pall bearers were Homer Waller, Maynard Harmon, Leonard Sargent and Fred Braid. He is survived by the father and mother and one brother, Richard, of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

 

HENSON, Mastin
Impressive funeral service was held Sunday morning at the I.O. O.F. Hall at Fallsburg, for Mastin Henson, aged citizen of Fallsburg, who answered death’s call Saturday afternoon. Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiated. Interment was made in the Casey cemetery near Fallsburg. Mr. Henson, 71, was injured Feb 20, when he was struck by an automobile on the Mayo Trail below Fallsburg. Since that time he had been a patient in the Louisa General Hospital until May 11 when he was removed to his home at Fallsburg. Later he developed pneumonia which caused his death. He was married in 1890 to Miss Sallie Curnutte. To this union the following children survive: Miss Bolma, at home Mrs. Bert Cooksey of Fallsburg, Edwin of Potter, Bloomer H. and Waywood of Fallsburg, and Kay, who is in the army and stationed in Massachusetts. Two brothers and 2 sisters also survive, Jim Henson of Louisa, Tom Henson, of Rush, Mrs. Sam Maynard of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Jennie Berry of Portsmouth, OH. Also the wife who has been very ill for several weeks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 19, 1933

HERALD, J. T.
J. T. Herald, well known Floyd County farmer, succumbed Friday at his home on Cow Creek after a paralytic stroke Thursday at midnight. The fatal seizure followed a period of ill health extending over several months. “Jim Tom” Herald as he was familiarly known was one of Floyd County’s best citizens. He was widely known and had many friends. Mr. Herald was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday by the Rev. J. H. Herald, of Greenup County, Rev. John Laferty, of Water Gap, Rev. H. S. Simms, of Dwale, and Rev. Isaac Stratton of Banner. Burial was made in the Mosely Cemetery. Mr. Herald is survived by his widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. Minta Harris, Mrs. Sophia Mosely and Miss Laura Belle Herald, all of Cow Creek; one son, Lonnie Herald at home; a brother, William Herald of Greenup County, and one sister, Mrs. Bill Sherman of Emma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

 

JORDAN, Maxine (Webb)
Mrs. Maxine Webb Jordan, 23, wife of Willie Jordan, of Kenova, WV, passed away Friday following a surgical operation Wednesday of last week. The body was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Webb at Overda, where funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Harvey Kelley officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, her parents, one brother, J. B. Webb and 2 sisters, Mrs. Isel Hayes of Kenova and Miss Loray Webb. Miss Loray and J. B. Webb are students in Louisa High School. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

On Friday morning, May 5, 1933, God sent a host of angels down from heaven who gathered around our dear sweet sister, Maxine Webb Jordan and removed her from this world of pain and suffering into one of eternal bliss. Maxine, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Webb, of Overda, was 26 years of age and we feel sure that God was ever near her for at the age of 15 years she took Jesus as her personal Savior and from that time until her death she walked continually in His foot prints, ever following His gentle guidance, to such an extent that her memory will ever be a guiding star to heaven for the many loved ones she left behind. Eight years ago she was married to Willie Jordan of this county and the first 3 years of their happy married life they spent at Catlettsburg but their home has been at Kenova for the last 5 years. Besides her parents and husband she leaves 4 sisters, Mrs. Boston Hammond, Hicksville, Mrs. Ray Hayse, Cleveland, Mrs. Manly Adams, Ashland, Miss Loray Webb and one brother, Jay B. Webb, both at home. She was brought to her home at Overda in the Rallman Funeral car of Kenova and beautiful funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Harve Kelley of Carter county. Pallbearers were her brothers in law, Boston Hammond, Roy Hayes Dock Jordan, Noah Ball, Alvin Jordan and Manly Adams. Interment was made in the Lindsey Webb Cemetery overlooking her old home Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933
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KENDRICKS, Jack B.
Jack B. Kendricks, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kendricks, who died in Huntington Sunday was buried in Wayne County, WV Tuesday following funeral services at the Huntington Church of Christ Tuesday. Two brothers and a sister survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

LOWE, Lincoln
Lincoln Lowe, 72 years old, lifelong resident of Wayne county, died at his home at Iverson, May 9. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jane Lowe, 2 sons, William and Ed Lowe, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Owens, Mrs. Beckie Gibson, Mrs. Sallie Morrison and Mrs. Chloe Ray; 3 brothers, Robert, Grant and Dude Lowe. Funeral services were conducted at the Newcomb Church Thursday afternoon and burial made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

MEEKS, Louella
Mrs. Louella Meeks, wife of Jesse Meeks, of Ironton, OH, passed away Tuesday morning at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. She had been a patient there for the past week and on Saturday last, underwent an operation for gall bladder trouble. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the Baptist Church at Ironton. Interment following in an Ironton cemetery. Mrs. Meeks was born in Wayne County, WV, Nov 28, 1871, and is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Erold Richey, Mrs. William Classing, Mrs. J. Shields, Mrs. Donald Brumfield, Arthur Meeks, all of Ironton, Mrs. Jack Entley of Toledo and 4 grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters are Dr. C. M. Vaughan of Russell, Mrs. Carl Frazier of Fort Gay, Mrs. Albert Caperton of Louisa, John Vaughan of Kenova and Mrs. Hannah Morgan of Greenfield, NC. She was a daughter of Mr. John L. Vaughan and attended the celebration of his 85th birthday anniversary on Easter Sunday at his home near Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

MILLER, Mona (Estep)
Mrs. Mona Estep Miller, 37, died at her home at Charley Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. after an illness of 8 months. She was the daughter of the late John and Winnie Estep. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 1 from the Freewill Baptist Church at Charley, with interment in the Moore Cemetery. Revs. J. Preston, Dave Al Hayes, and Grover Bevins officiated. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 13 years. She was married in 1912 to Dolly Miller who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Lillian, 17, one half sister, Miss Jewel Estep of Columbus, OH, one brother, Bill Estep of Oak Hill, OH and a half brother, Robert Estep of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

NICKELLS, Naaman
Wurtland—The funeral service for Naaman Nickells, 22, employee of the King Powder Company, who was fatally burned in a blast Thursday afternoon was conducted Sunday with Rev. Ralph Griswold, pastor of the Wurtland Methodist Church, officiating. The interment was in the Riverview Cemetery at Greenup. Young Nickells, who was well and popularly known throughout Greenup County, was operating a press in the Pellet plant when it exploded and he received burns which proved fatal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

NUNNERY, James
James Nunnery, 66 years old, brother of Sherman Nunnery of this place, died at his home near Inez Sunday. Rheumatism from which he had suffered for the past 10 years and complications are given as the causes of his death. Mr. Nunnery was one of Martin County’s best citizens. He was the son of the late Mitch Nunnery and was born in Pike County. For a time he lived on Brandy Keg in this county. In Martin County he was a well known farmer, and for the past 20 years he had been quite successful as a fur dealer. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving him are his widow, 5 children and the following brothers and sisters: Sherman Nunnery, Prestonsburg, J. Nunnery, Betsy Layne, Sam Nunnery of Pike County and Mrs. Eliza Goble of Johns Creek. A brief funeral service was conducted from the home Monday with burial in he family cemetery near Inez. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

OSBORNE, Ewell
Ewell Osborne, 35 years old, was struck and fatally injured at Harold Thursday evening by an automobile driven by Mrs. W.R. Lewis, well known Betsy Layne woman. Osborne, a C & O section worker, sustained a broken neck and died a few minutes after being struck without speaking. According in the report received here of the tragedy, Mrs. Lewis was exculpated of all blame. It was said that Mrs. Lewis, with Mrs. F. A. Maggard and Mrs. A. Clutts, also of Betsy Layne, were driving to Pikeville when they approached Osborne as he walked down the Mayo Trail on the same side of the highway as that taken by the car. Mrs. Lewis cut the around to avoid striking Osborne who staggered into the Machine, striking the spare tire on the side of the auto, it is said. He was knocked a distance of approximately 15 feet. The car was traveling at a speed of approximately 35 miles an hour, according to witnesses to the tragedy. The accident took place a few yards from the Harold bridge. The victim was picked up by Dewey Roberts. Fred Gearheart and Dave Hatcher but died before medical aid could be summoned. Surviving Mr. Osborne are his widow and 4 children. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and burial made at Ivel. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

PRATER, Charles
Charles Prater, 26 year old miner succumbed Tuesday at the Beaver Valley hospital as the result of a broken neck sustained at the Glogora Coal Company mines, glo, this county, Monday. Riding from the front end of a motor inside the mine, Prater was caught at a low place in the mine roof and his body twisted backward, his neck beinb broken and his chest crushed. He was conscious when taken to the hospital, though fatally hurt. Surviving the victim are his widow, one child, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Prater of Dyer, WV and 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

PRESTON, Clate
Clate Preston, 75, died at his home near Van Lear, following an illness of a few weeks. Prior to the illness which resulted in his death, Mr. Preston had enjoyed remarkably good health during his long life, and his death was a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Preston was a member of one of the Big Sandy Valley’s oldest and most prominent families. He was s son of the late Burgess Preston. There is only one surviving member of the family, Mrs. B. L.  Spradlin of Van Lear. Besides his sister, he is survived by his widow and 2 sons, Milo and Otto Preston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

RICHARDSON, William C.
Funeral services for William C. Richardson, 87, one of Ashland’s oldest and best known citizen who died after an illness of 2 weeks was held Saturday afternoon from the home of his nephew. A. N. Richardson in Ashland, where he had made his home in the past few years. He was buried in the Ashland Cemetery. He was born in Pikeville, KY, Nov 19, 1845, the son of John N. and Caroline Ratliff Richardson. He moved to Catlettsburg with his family while yet a boy and to Ashland in 1872 as an employee of the Bank of Ashland, which later became the Ashland National Bank. He retied after serving as bookkeeper and cashier for 48 years, at the time of the consolidation with the Merchants National Bank in 1920. Two sisters and one brother survive. They are Mrs. Jane N. Sanford of Moundsville, WV and Mrs. Catherine M. Talbot of Hubbard Woods, IL and John C. Richardson of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

ROBERTS, A. J.
A.J. Roberts, 81, died at the home of his son, G. C. Roberts, at Salineville, OH, on Thursday, May 11. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Glade Run Cemetery in Carroll County, OH. Mr. Roberts was born in Floyd County, KY Jun 17, 1851. He had spent practically all his life at Harold, KY, where he was a prosperous farmer. For the past several months he and his wife had made their home with Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Roberts at Salineville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Unicy Roberts, 3 sons, C. W. Roberts of Huntington, G.C. Roberts of Salineville and W.S. Roberts of Burnaugh, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

ROWE, Cora (Frasher)
An illness of 3 months terminated in the death of Mrs. Cora Frasher Rowe, of Fort Gay, WV on Thursday of last week, at her home. She was a daughter of Elihu and Elizabeth Thompson Frasher and was reared at Fort Gay. Since girlhood she has been a member of the M. E. Church South. She was the widow of Ras Rowe who died 28 years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Z. Lycan and Miss Sallie  Rowe of Fort Gay, Mrs. J. F. Clark of Ohio, A. F. Rowe and Solomon Rowe of Fort Gay. Also 7 sisters, Mrs. S. W. Crabtree, Holden, MO, Ms. C. W. Wilson, Huntington, WV, Mrs. R. D. Rucker, Mrs. Virgil Barnette and Mrs. Robert Rowe, of Fort Gay, Mrs. Wayne Dean and Mrs. Floyd Pelphrey of Sidney, WV. Impressive funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon from the M. E. Church, South in Fort Gay by Rev. G. H. Farmer of Wayne, WV. Interment, under the direction of the Curtright funeral home followed in the Frasher Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 26, 1933

 

SMITH, Matison
Funeral services for Matison Smith, 87 years old, a Civil War veteran, who died Friday morning at the home of his son L. A. Smith, of Kenova, were held Sunday afternoon at White’s Creek cemetery. He leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Bell Reed and Mrs. Ida Steppe of Inez, KY,  3 sons, Ben and William Smith of Inez and L. A. Smith of Kenova, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Stump, also of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 12, 1933

STOKLEY, Margaret
The death Monday night of Miss Margaret Stokley, of Williamson, came as a distinct shock to many friends and relatives. Miss Stokley died in Memorial Hospital Monday night following an illness of 2 weeks. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. Dorothy Pyle and Mrs. John Brown of Portsmouth, OH. The brother is Buford Stokley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 19, 1933

STONE, James
James Stone, 88, farmer of Whetstone, KY, passed away at his home Saturday of heart failure. He had been an invalid for the past 2 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olive McDaniels Stone, and the following children: John of Galord, MI, Sam of Greenup, Mrs. Rebecca Allen and Mrs. Balmy Allen of Floyd County, Mrs. Martha Boyle of Greenup, Mrs. Katherine Adkins of Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. Minnie Elam of Huntington, WV, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Compton of Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

THOMPSON, Sarah (Perry)
Mrs. Sarah Thompson, 47 year sold, died at her home in Huntington Saturday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. M. Eastes, assisted by Rev. L. H. Roseman, officiating. Surviving are the husband, Jink Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Van Meter, of Marietta, OH, a son, Roy J. Thompson at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Stiltner, of Huntington, Mrs. Nettie Harvey of Eggleston, WV, Mrs. Frances Robinson of Genoa, WV, and 6 brothers, Andrew and Ballard Perry, both of Dunlow, WV, Arnold and Fred Perry, both of Effie, WV and Gus and Delias Perry of Genoa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

WATSELL, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Watsell, 61 years old, of Weeksbury, KY, mother of Mrs. S. V. Haworth of Huntington, died Thursday morning at her home following a long illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

YOUNG, Mike
Death came swiftly last Sunday to Mike Young, 72 years old, prominent and highly respected citizen of Nola and widely known throughout this section. Although in poor health since last November, Mr. Young was able to go about and Sunday morning started fro a walk but when only a short distance from his home was seized with a heart attack which ended fatally in a few moments. Mr. Young spent practically his entire life in Nolan and its immediate vicinity where he was very highly esteemed for his excellent qualities. He was known far and wide for his integrity and honesty. For many years Mr. Young had active interest in politics, being affiliated with the Democratic party of which he was a loyal supporter. He served as a deputy under Sheriff Alex Bishop and in the 1928 primary was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for assessor. For a number of years he was associated with the Baldwin-Felts detective agency and was also employed at Hatfield. He retired several years ago. Mr. Young is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Young; 2 sons, Ernest of Williamson and Everett, of Columbus and one daughter, Mrs. E. M. Mitchell of New York. He was a member of the blue lodge and Royal Arch Masonic orders. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday May 5, 1933

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ADKINS, Dr. H. M.
Dr. H.M. Adkins, 62 years old, practicing physician in Wayne County and surrounding territory for the past 42 years, died at his home at Bowen following a brief illness. Dr. Adkins was born in Wayne County on Sep 28, 1871, and was graduated from the Medical College of the University of Cincinnati in 1892 and from Louisville Medical College in 1895. Funeral services were held at the residence at 11 Monday morning with Rev. Parish Adkins and Rev. W. B. Bias officiating. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Adkins, a son, J. S. Adkins. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

ADKINS, Tennie
Mrs. Tennie Adkins, 81, died at her home in Huntington, WV, Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Southside M. E. Church in Huntington. Burial was in the cemetery at Stiltner, WV. Surviving are her husband, Freeland H. Adkins, 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Stewart of Huntington, and Mrs. May Tabor of East Lynn, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. M. F. Adkins of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. W. H. Adkins of Wayne, WV; 4 brothers, William, Lindsey, Young and Sherman Napier, all of Stilter, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

AKERS, John B.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church near Ironton, OH, for John B. Akers, 79, well known resident of Lawrence Township, who died Saturday at his home near Kitts Hill, after a brief illness. Interment was in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Mr. Akers was born in Floyd County, KY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Akers and removed to Lawrence Township, OH, where he has made his home since. He is survived by his widow and 6 children, Mrs. Fannie Wagner of Ironton, Samuel Akers of Portsmouth, Mrs. Mary Fraley of Fullerton, KY, Mrs. Martha Kigley, of Portsmouth, Mrs. Pattie Huddle of Kitts Hill and Edith Akers at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

ALLEN, James
Ulysses, KY—James Allen, 78 years old, a well known resident of Lowmansville, died at his home Saturday. Surviving him are his aged wife and 3 sons, Milt and Charley of Catlettsburg and Joe of Lowmansville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jasper Chandler of Chestnut Grove and Mrs. Brown at Paintsville. He was buried Monday in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

James Allen, 87, passed away last Saturday at his home in Lowmansville. He was a highly esteemed and well known citizen. Surviving him are his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters, Milton and Charley of Catlettsburg, Joe of Lowmansville, Mrs. Jasper Chandler of Chestnut Grove and Mrs. W. M. Brown of Paintsville. Funeral service was held Monday with burial in the family cemetery, H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Mr. Allen had lived in Lawrence County all his life and at Lowmansville 55 years. He was married to Elizabeth Borders 61 years ago who survives at the age of 92 years. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. S. G. Debord of Ashland. Mr. Allen had been a member of the Church of God for 16 years. He was baptized by his son, Rev. M. J. Allen. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Preston of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

BARNETT, Oscar
Oscar Barnett, age 35, died at the Daniel Hospital and the funeral was held Sunday at Salyersville. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Barnett of the mouth of Barnetts Creek. A ruptured appendix was the cause of his death. An operation was performed but this condition was such before the operation that he could not recover. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

BRADFORD, Jackie
A three year old boy was fatally burned Monday afternoon when the home of Dave Bradford, near Rush, KY, was destroyed by fire as the result of a gasoline explosion. The victim was Jackie Bradford, son of Dave Bradford, who with her mother barley escaped the burning building. Mrs. Bradford was cleaning the springs of a bed with gasoline in an ill lighted room using a miners carbide lamp when the exposed flame apparently ignited the fluid. Mr. Bradford, who is in the employ of the Carol Mining Co. was in Ashland at the time of the fire. The home was a 5 room log cabin structure. Due to the shortage of funds the electricity in the house had been cut off and carbide lamps were being used. The boy was buried at a simple ceremony near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

BROWN, Dud
BROWN, Russell
Paintsville, KY—Dud Brown, 20 and Russell Brown, 32, were shot to death and Sol Brown, 19, seriously wounded by snipers late Sunday, it was learned today when Sol was brought to a hospital here. The shooting occurred while the three were returning home from work along a path near Bloomington, which is 10 miles from Salyersville. It was the fifth slaying of the Brown family members in such a fashion. A posse was seeking the slayers. Sol Brown was aid by hospital authorities to have a “fighting chance” for recovery. He was shot in the head with 2 slugs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

BROWN, Mollie (Wheeler)
Mrs. Mollie Wheeler Brown, 30, wife of John Brown of Ashland, died Sunday following an illness of 4 weeks. She was born Sep 19, 1902, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Andrew and Jane Cordial Wheeler and has been residing in Ashland.  Funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Jun 14, at 10 o’clock from the South Ashland M. E. Church with Rev. O. W. Grow officiating. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Brown is survived by 2 children, Wanda Lee age 9 and Donald Eugene Brown age 3; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wheeler of Ashland, 6 brothers, Enoch Wheeler of Blaine, Ocial Wheeler of Oklahoma City, OK, and William, Walter, Herman and Elmer Wheeler of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Green of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

CHANDLER, Mrs. Will
Mrs. Will Chandler, age 54 years, died at her home Tuesday. She had been in poor health for some time but was confined to her bed for only 4 days. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 7 children, 4 daughters and 3 sons. They are: James, Ray, and Richard Chandler, Mrs. Gordon Carr, Mrs. J. W. Pinkerton, Mrs. W.S. Hawley and Miss Ruth Chandler. Mrs. Chandler was a daughter of Rev. J. H. Howe. Funeral services were Thursday at the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

CURNUTTE, Nancy (Berry)
Mrs. Nancy Berry Curnutte died at her home in Burneyville, OK, recently. She was a sister of the late R.T. Berry of Blaine and D. S. Berry of Ellen, KY. Her husband was James Curnutte, a brother of Rev. Reuben Curnutte of Fuller Station. She was 83 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

DAVIDSON, Joseph
Joseph Davidson, 87 year old veteran of the Civil War, died Jun 14 at his home on Blackburn Avenue, Ashland, following an illness of one year. He was a member of Company K. 45th Kentucky Infantry during the war between the states. Mr. Davidson was born at Denton, Carter County, KY, Jun 22, 1846. He was a life member of the Baptist Church and had a host of friends. His wife preceded him in death on the 14th day of June, 6 years ago, at the age of 75. Surviving are 6 children, Mrs. James Prince of Mingo, Johnson County, KY, Mrs. Clay Sheffield of Ashland, Horn of South Point, OH, I. s. of Craney, Rowan County, KY, J. M. of Raceland and Liss Davidson of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Leva Williams of Olive Hill; 2 brothers Milt Davidson of Ashland and Bill Davidson of Fullerton; 42 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. He was given a military funeral Friday at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Westwood, Rev. Butler Hall officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

DAVIS, Felix Lindsey
Felix Lindsey (Bud) Davis, 82, died at his home on Bear Creek Saturday evening. He is survived by 2 sons, A. C. Davis of Huntington and Mike Davis of Catlettsburg, one sister, Mrs. Rose Chadwick of Huntington and one brother Dude Davis of Birch, Elliott Co., KY. Funeral service was conduced on Monday afternoon from the home with Rev. Rowe of Grassland officiating. Mr. Davis was a member of the South M.E. Church of Grassland and a life long resident of Boyd County. He was buried in the Davis graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

DAVIS, John Henry
While swimming with a number of young friends in Tug River, near Matewan, Tuesday afternoon, John Henry Davis, 17 year old son of Mrs. Elma Moore, became exhausted and drowned before aid could reach him. Young Davis was swimming in what is said to be the deepest hole of water in the Matewan section. After more than an hours search the body was located and brought to the surface by John McCoy and efforts were made to bring back the spark of life, but to no avail. Burial services were held Wednesday afternoon in Red Jacket. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

ESTEP, James Monroe
James Monroe Estep, a miner employed by the Monitor Coal & Coke Company was fatally injured Saturday when his leg was caught by a mine machine and badly mangled. The accident occurred in the early afternoon and death resulted later the same day. Mr. Estep was married and had been in the employ of the Monitor Company for some time. The body was taken to Kermit for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

EVANS, William Thomas
Following an illness of almost a year, Mr. William Thomas Evans, 82 years old, died at his apartment in the Savoy Hotel at 5:10 a.m. Monday. Mr. Evans, a son of the late Ervin and Mary Prater Evans, had lived in Louisa 70 years, coming here when only a lad of eleven. During his early life he served as clerk of the old Chattaroi Hotel for the late Levi Atkins. He later opened the first drug store in Louisa. Few men in the country were better known or better liked than “Uncle Billie”. He possessed many noble traits of character that mad for him many friends in all the walks of life. He was a member of the Christian Church but had for several years, been a faithful member of the men’s Bible Class of the M. E. Church, South. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Braisington, of Cincinnati, OH, one son, Stanton Evans, of Pickens, SC, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Bolt of Ceredo and Mrs. Sarah Hawes of Chandler, OK. Funeral service was held Wednesday morning form the Curtright Funeral Home with Rev. H. G. Sowards officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Directors. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

FAIRCHILD, Martha (Caudill)
Mrs. Martha Caudill Fairchild, 35 years old, wife of Eli Fairchild, died at her home at Bonanza Sunday night after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday and burial was made in the Hackworth Cemetery on Abbott Creek. Mrs. Fairchild was the daughter of the late Wince Caudill and of Mrs. Sarah Caudill of Sitka, Johnson County. She was one of Abbott’s best women. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fairchild is survived by several children, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

GEARHART, James
Raceland—James Garheart, 44, his home here Saturday morning. His death followed an extended illness. Mr. Gearhart was well and popularly known throughout this section. He was born in Floyd County, Jul 31, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Gearhart. For the past several years he had been engaged in the mercantile business at Worthington. Mr. Gearhart was a member of the Howard Thomas Post, American Legion of Russell. The color guard, firing squad of the post, under the command of Tewks Ridenour, Commander of the Howard Thomas Post, had charge of the burial ceremony. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Harry and Dan of Rowan County, John and Mrs. Roy Howell, of Raceland, Joseph and Mrs. w. M. Gearhart of Flatwoods. His grief stricken mother also survives. The funeral services were conducted at the Advance Methodist Church Tuesday with Rev. W. M. A. Oakes, of Oldtown, officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

GRIFFITH, Ethel
A fatal mishap took place on the Mayo Trail at “Dead Man’s Curve” at Dawkins Station at 3 a.m. Sunday when a truck loaded with a party from Garrett, on Beaver Creek, failed to make the turn and plunged out of the road. Miss Ethel Griffith, 18 years old, was instantly killed in the crash. As the truck turned on its side the head of Miss Griffith was caught by the edge of the truck and the ground and the top of her head from the eyes up was mashed off A Mr. Collins, another member of the party sustained a broken arm. Four other members of the party escaped with a few bruises. The injured were brought to a hospital where it was found that the unfortunate girl’s eyes were missing. A party was sent to the scene of the tragedy, where they were recovered. The body of Miss Griffith was sent to Beaver Creek for burial. Several wrecks and a number of deaths have occurred near the spot where Miss Griffith lost her life. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

HALE, Ruth
Ruth, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hale of Harold, died Friday after an illness of a few days which is said to have had its inception in a sprained ankle. Blood poisoning was reported here as the direct cause of death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

HARRIS, Alice (Martin)
Mrs. Alice Harris, 53 years old, wife of Jack Harris, died at 1:30 Wednesday morning at the home here of her sister, Mrs. C. B. Wheeler and Judge Wheeler, after an illness of about 6 years. Mrs. Harris came to the Wheeler home here about 4 years ago from Louisville, where her long illness began. She was a daughter of former Jailer and Mrs. Joel C. Martin, and was born at Wayland. A member of one of the county’s largest families, Mrs. Harris had hundreds of relatives throughout this section and her many fine traits of character had won for her the friendship of all who knew her. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Helen Fisher, Louisville, one brother, G.C. Martin, Cliff; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Wheeler of  Prestonsburg and Mrs. Nell King of Huntington, WV. Following a funeral service conducted from the Wheeler home Thursday morning, the rev. B. R. Lakin, pastor of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church, officiating, the body was taken to Wayland where burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

HARRISON, John M.
Funeral services for John M. Harrison, 58, of Bluefield, who died Thursday in a Welch hospital were held Jun 3 at Wayne, the birthplace of Mr. Harrison. Rev. j. B. McNeely, longtime friend of the Harrison family conducted the services. Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife and one child, a daughter of 5 years and three sisters, Mrs. Willie White of Bartley, Mrs. Jane Altizer of Squire, McDowell County and Fay of Roanoke, VA. He was born in Wayne but spent his boyhood in McDowell County, going to Logan about 30 years ago where he resided until 3 years past when he moved to Roderfield. On Monday Mr. Harrison’s mother, Mrs. Martha Harrison Knapp, died at their Roderfield home. Rev. McNeely conducted the funeral Wednesday. He had just reached his home at Logan when he was called and advised to the death of Mr. Harrison. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

HATFIELD, Laura (Perry)
Mrs. Laura Perry Hatfield, one of Mingo County’s most estimable and loveable women, passed away last Thursday at her home at Gilbert. Some time ago Mrs. Hatfield suffered a stroke of paralysis and it was this complaint that carried her off. Funeral services were held form the home, Saturday. Rev. J. Green McNeely, officiating with burial in the Gilbert Cemetery. Mrs. Hatfield who was 56 years old, was the daughter of A. J. and Elizabeth Avis Perry and was born Dec 21, 1877. She was married twice, and 3 children by her first husband survive. Two others were killed during the World War. A son and 2 daughters survive all of them living at Gilbert. They are Don Trent, Mrs. Sadie Trent Ferrell and Mrs. Laura Belle Gross. Thee sisters also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

HITCHCOCK, Myrtle (Sherman)
Mrs. Myrtle Hitchcock, 48, a resident of Ashland for many years and who had been ill since last October, died at her home, 2337 Carter Avenue Saturday afternoon. The news of Mrs. Hitchcock’s death comes as a distinct shock to her host of friends. She is survived by her husband, Everett Hitchcock, 3 children, Mrs. E. M. Crawford of Ashland and William and Jackie Hitchcock at home; by one sister, Mrs. Edna Hall of West Van Lear, KY and 2 brothers, Mitchell Sherman of West Van Lear and Herman Sherman of Weeksbury. Funeral services was held Sunday afternoon from the Clark Funeral Home in Ashland, Rev. Joseph W. Hagin officiated. Interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

HOOD, Mrs. Florence
Mrs. Florence Hood, age 55, wife of Alex Hood, died at her home on Tuesday after a long illness from dropsy. Mrs. Hood was a good Christian woman and a member of the Christian Church. The family moved here from Magoffin County about 7 years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by 7 children as follows: Jasper, Taylor, and Miss Flora Hood at home; Mrs. Bert Roberts, Mrs. Edgar Davis of Paintsville, Mrs. w. Pelphrey of Ashland and Mrs. R. D. Hood of Ora Grande, NM. Funeral services were conducted at the home. Burial in the Fairchild Cemetery on the point overlooking Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

HUGHES, Marian Francis
A verdict of unavoidable accident was returned Thursday by a Boyd County coroner’s jury in the death of Marion Francis Hughes, Jr., 21, of Laurel Creek, KY, who died in a Catlettsburg hospital of injuries received Sunday in an automobile accident near his home. The youth, according to testimony of witnesses, fell from the running board of a moving automobile. Delbert Burton, of Mavity, KY, driver of the car said Hughes was hitch-hiking. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

JACKSON, Peggy
Mrs. Peggy Jackson, age about 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Jackson, on Horsemill Branch, Tuesday. She was one of the oldest women of this section and her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was the widow of the late Jasper (Stonewall) Jackson, an old Union soldier, who died here last winter at the advanced age of 94 year. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon and was in charge of Rev. Burns Conley. Mrs. Jackson is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Jackson and Mrs. Jake Howard and one son, Jack Blanton of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

JAMES, Cain
Cain James, 48 years old, former Floyd County magistrate and well known Johns Creek farmer died suddenly at his home at Endicott Saturday, a victim of a heart attack, following an illness of months with dropsy. Mr. James was a son of the late Wesley James and was born and reared on Johns Creek. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mintie Endicott James and 4 children, John, Ezra and William James and Mrs. William Clark. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

JOHNSON, O. C.
O. C. Johnson, 28 years old, son of Jefferson Johnson, well known Weeksbury man, was drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in Shelby creek, Pike County, it was learned here Tuesday. It is held probable that he succumbed to a heart attack since he sank in the water only 7 or 8 feet deep which extended at this depth only about 15 feet. Mr. Johnson was swimming with his brother, W. C. Johnson, and a cousin Earl Johnson, and had started to swim back to shore when he disappeared from the sight of his companions. Neither of the other young men is a strong swimmer, it is said, and their efforts to rescue him were unavailing. The victim was one of Weeksbury’s best young men. Surviving are his parents, Jefferson and Ruby M. Johnson and 4 brothers, M. C. of Jenkins, Hatler, Paintsville, F. D. of wheelwright and W. C. of Weeksbury. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

JONES, Mrs. Earl T.
Mrs. Earl T. Jones, died at the Paintsville Hospital Saturday, following an operation for the removal of a tumor. She had been a sufferer from this ailment for a number of years, but recently her condition became worse. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have resided in Paintsville much of the time since the World War She was a native of England and was married to Mr. Jones in that country while he was a member of the American Expeditionary Force during the war. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

KIRK, Andrew J.
Paintsville, KY—The death of Judge Andrew J. Kirk at his home in Paintsville, Thursday night, May 25, at 11 o’clock ended a career that for 67 years had been interwoven with the very fiber of life in this section of the state. Mr. Kirk was born Mar 19, 1866, at Warfield, Martin County, KY,. Graduating from the law school at Valparaiso University in 1890, he began the practice of his profession in his native county. There he began his rise ot prominence by being elected at an early age to the office of County Attorney, the first of a long succession of honors bestowed upon him by an appreciative public. Removing to Paintsville when still a young man, he was immediately drafted into public service to which the majority of his useful years was devoted. As commonwealth’s Attorney, Circuit Judge of the 24th, Judicial District and Representative in Congress from the 10th Congressional District, Mr. Kirk achieved prestige in the political affairs of Eastern Kentucky surpassed by few men in local history. And his prominence and success in the other phases of life were commensurate with his ability in the field of politics. Perhaps his most noble characteristic, and certainly the one that has enshrined his memory forever in the hearts of those closest to him, was an enduring and unselfish devotion to his family. He was married to Elizabeth Goble, another member of a large and illustrious family of Martin County. To this union were born 9 children, all of whom are living. They are: Conrad, Louie, Chester, Langley, Andrew Jr., Alice and Mrs. C. T. Rule of Paintsville, Laban T. of Lexington and Mrs. C. T. York of Monterey, VA, recently of Louisa. The widow also survives. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Mayo Memorial Church here with Rev. R. Lee James, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inez officiating, assisted by Rev. W. I. Canter of the Mayo Memorial Church and Rev. H.G. Sowards of Louisa. Following the services here the remains were taken to Inez and were interred in the family burial ground. Rites at the grave conducted by the Inez Masonic Lodge of which he was a member. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

MARCUM, Ralph Paul
Ralph Paul Marcum, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Marcum of Logan County, was born Sep 30, 1931 and died Jun 16, 1933, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home of an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marcum of Kenova, last Sunday. Burial was made in the Marcum Cemetery near Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

MARTIN, Helen
Mrs. Helen Martin, 93 years old, passed away at her home at Maytown Friday night at 9:30 as the result of complication attendant upon advanced age. In her passing, Floyd County sustained the loss of one of its oldest and best known women. Herself, a member of the Martin family, Mrs. Martin was born and reared on Jones Fork, “Aunt” Helen, as she was affectionately known to her acquaintances, head been a member of the M. E. Church, South, for 73 years, having been converted in the days when circuit rider came into this section from Virginia. She was the widow of the late Bee Martin. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lee Osborne of Alphoretta and Mrs. Charles Turner of Maytown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

MEELEY, Habran
Prestonsburg, KY, June 5—Habran Meeley, 20, was killed, his brother, Dan, 21, was shot in the hip and Earl Stumbo was shot in the leg in a gun battle Sunday on Brushy Creek near here. The dispute involved the Meeley boys, their brother, Mitchell, 18, Sheriff B. F. Sturgilll and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Stumbo, of Floyd County. The shooting started when the Meeley brothers allegedly stopped the car of Henry Stephens, cashier of the First National Bank of Prestonsburg, who was en route to a church service, and started firing at him. A car bearing the sheriff and his deputy and Earl Stumbo arrived an engaged the Meeleys in a gun fight after efforts to pacify them had failed. Dan and Mitchell Meeley were held in Floyd County jail here pending the outcome of Earl Stumbo’s wound. Stumbo is in a hospital at Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

MILLER, Elihu
A prolonged illness with heart disease proved fatal Sunday to Elihu Miller, 58 years old of West Prestonsburg one of our best citizens. Mr. Miller came to this county from Breathitt County. He was member of the Regular Baptist Church and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Nola Horn Miller, 2 children, Mrs. Dewey Campbell and Mrs. Roy Rogers and one brother, Brack Miller of West Prestonsburg and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

MILLER, Pricy (Thompson)
On Thursday morning May 11, 1933 the pale horse and its rider visited the home of Mr. Ernie Miller of Beaver, OH, and claimed its victim his loving, Pricy, age 52 years. She was stricken with a pain in her head and death came immediately. Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Thompson of this place and was born and reared here. In 1922 they moved to Beaver, OH where they resided at the time of her death. She was a woman of sunny disposition and the smile which she always wore won the hearts of those whom she came in contact with. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon May 14 at 1 o’clock from the Omer Davis Funeral Home, by Rev. David Williams, Pastor of the Beaver M. E. Church. She leaves a husband and 2 sons, Clyde Miller of Beaver, and Edgel Miller of Ashland. Three sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Roy Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. W. S. McGranahan, Noris, Ms. L. B. Spencer, Borderland, WV, Mr. Monroe Thompson, Waynesburg, KY and Mr. Amos Thompson, Noris and a host of relatives and friends. Interment was made in the Beaver Union Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

NOLAN, Bill
Bill Nolan, well known Floyd County man, died at his home near Garrett Wednesday night of lst week a victim of paralytic stroke. Mr. Nolan had been ill for some time, but had sufficiently recovered to be able to walk about his home when he was stricken last Tuesday, his left side being paralyzed. Mr. Nolan is survived by his widow and several children. He was known as a good citizen and had many friends in the Beaver Creek section of the county. Burial was  made Friday in the Anderson Hays Cemetery near Garrett with ministers of the Baptist Church officiating at the funeral rites. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

OSBORN, Henry
Henry Osborn, 30 years old, of Bartram Fork, 2 miles from East Lynn, died in a hospital at Berea, KY of spinal meningitis, following an illness of about 14 days, May 31, 1933. Mr. Osborn was the son of Charley H. and Julia Anne Lewis Osborn. He had been afflicted for several years with weak lungs and took treatment at Terra Alta about 5 years ago. He was a young man who possessed many sterling qualities and was brought up under adverse circumstances, and who forged ahead toward higher attainments. About 4 years ago he entered Berea College, without money. He paid his way through the college by working at the barber trade. He studied too hard, sitting yp until 2 o’clock in the mornings to study. He possessed a genial personality and had a host of friends. He was unmarried and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Besides the father, he is survived by  3 brothers and twin sisters His sweetheart and her father came about 500 miles to attend the funeral. He would have graduated Jun 5, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

OWENS, T. C.
T.C. Owens, 60 years old, of Huntington, who died in a Huntington hospital, Thursday night, was buried in the cemetery at Lavalette following funeral services at the residence Saturday, R. C. G. Stater, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial services were conducted by Huntington lodge Junior Order of United American Mechanics, of which Mr. Owens was a member. He has been an employee of the Huntington school system for several years, Surviving are the widow, 4 sons, Fred, Emmet, Charles and Amos Owens, 4 sisters, Mrs. Joe Scheibelhood, Mrs. J. H. Newman and Mrs. Fannie Billup all of Huntington and Miss Victoria Owens of Lavalette and w brothers, Max Owens of Huntington and Frank Owens of Lavalette. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

PENNINGTON, Fred William
Fred William Pennington, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pennington of Fort Gay, died Tuesday night after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted from the Baptist Church in Fort Gay Wednesday afternoon and interment made in Fairview cemetery there. The child is survived by its parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

PETERS, Sanford
Sanford Peters, 40 years old of Piketon, OH, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peters of Louisa and Fort Gay, was drowned at Morgantown, LA, last Friday. He was employed by a construction company and located at Morgantown at time of the accident. The body was taken to their home at Piketon, OH, where funeral service was held Monday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Dawson Peters, 2 children, Herman of Zanesville, Thelma, of Piketon, 3 brothers, Fred Peters, of Fort Gay, Roscoe of Pekin, IL, Gallia of Portsmouth, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Meek and Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

PINION, Olga
Olga, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hence Pinion, of German, died at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, Tuesday following an operation for mastoiditis. She had been ill for the past few weeks.  The body was taken to the home of her parents on Johns Creek where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Isaac Stratton of Banner. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the bereaved parents and several brothers and sisters. E. P. Arnold was undertaker. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

RICE, Charles
Charles Rice, 79 years old, died at his home on Jennies Creek Sunday. Because of his advanced age Mr. Rice had been in feeble condition for a few years, but his lat illness was of short duration. Mr. Rice was one of the county’s best citizens and had been a prominent farmer of the Jennies Creek section for years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Besides his widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Horn. Also 3 sons, Alex, Hobart and Dewey Rice. Five sons and 3 daughters preceded him in death. He was the father of the late Captain Malcolm Rice who died at Ashland a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

ROBERTS, Carrie (Kinner)
Mrs. Carrie Kinner Roberts passed away at her home at Burnaugh in Boyd County Friday evening, June ??, after a short illness of blood poisoning. She was a native of Lawrence County born Mar 4, 1892 at Buchanan. She was married in 1916 to W. Sherman Roberts of Floyd County. To this union were born 7 children: Willie, who preceded her in death 11 years ago, Gladys, Margaret, June, Mae, Irene, all at home, her father, Mr. Theodore Kinner of Buchanan, 4 sisters, Mrs. W. M. Faulkner, Catlettsburg, Mrs. T. B. Bostic, Fullerton, Mrs.  W. M. Van Horn, Buchanan, Mrs. C. E. Riddle of Ashland and 3 brothers, Scott, Allen and Green Kinner all of Buchanan. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South and left a bright testimony. Six nieces acted as pallbearrs. They were Pearl Van Horn, Faye Faulkner, Hermia Van Horn, Mrs. W. e. Cooley, Lola Marie Van Horn and Mrs. C. R. White. Flower girls were Evelyn Berry, Opal Fannin, Vivian Compton, Mary Adeline Stewart and Ada Fannin. Funeral services were held from the Buchanan Chapel Sunday afternoon. Rev. Loper, pastor of the church, was in charge. Interment was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery under the direction of undertaker Rollins of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

RUNYON, Molly
Mrs. Molly Runyon, 91, wife of the late John E. Runyon, died at her home in Catlettsburg, Friday. She had been ill for the last 4 years. Mrs. Runyon was widely known as “Aunt Mollie” and had a host of friends. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Hester Runyon, at home and 3 sons, John E. Jr., at home, and Allen and William both of Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon and burial in the Williams Cemetery. Rev. Robert Crowell in charge.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

SALYERS, Manuel
Manuel Slayers, age 58, well known business man and good citizen of Johnson County, died Tuesday. He became suddenly ill at Staffordsville where the family were residing during the summer months. He was brought to the Golden Rule Hospital Sunday where his condition grew worse until his death. Mr. Salyer began teaching in the rural schools of the county at the age of 18 and followed this profession for a number of years and was elected and served one term as Tax Commissioner. The last work done by Mr. Salyer was organizing lodges of the Junior Order United American Mechanics, and was a prominent member of that organization. Besides the widow, Mrs. Bessie Salyer, he is survived by 2 sons, Paul and Marshall Salyer and one daughter, Miss Hettie Salyer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

SAMMONS, Vinson
Funeral services for Vinson Sammons, 43, who was killed by a slate fall in the Peach Creek mines, Monday, held at the home of a sister, Mrs. E. e. Harmon at Cassie, Wayne Co., WV Wednesday and were attended by many friends and relatives from Logan and vicinity. Sammons is survived by his mother, Mrs. W. D. Sammons, of Martin County, KY, his birthplace, his wife and 4 children, Gwendolyn, Wilma, Jean and Mildred, at Peach Creek where the family had resided for he past 12 years and 2 sisters, Mrs. Harmon of Wayne county and Mrs. W. H. Reed of Ethel, and 3 brothers, M. F. Sammons, superintendent of Fort Branch Coal Company, Rev. Lawrence Sammons of Ethel and Oscar Sammons of Kermit. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

SCARBERRY, Josie (Jordan)
Mrs. Josie Scarberry, 18, wife of Ed Scarberry, died Wednesday, Jun 7 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Scarberry on Runyon Hill, Catlettsburg. Death occurred after an illness of several weeks. The deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Drew Jordan of Louisa, one son, Herman, 9 months old, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Spears of Catlettsburg, Jennie, Jessie and Bessie Jordan all of Louisa, and 2 brothers, Charles Jordan, Louisa and William Jordan, Frankfort, KY. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the grave in the Georges Creek Cemetery, Rev. Grover Bevins in charge of the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

SHORT, Sarah (Whitt)
Mrs. Sarah Short, of Yatesville, died at her home Sunday afternoon after an illness of several months of cancer. She was the widow of James Short, prominent farmer of this county. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the home with Rev. h. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Tom Hayes, Mrs. Henry Marcum of Louisa, Mrs. Blaine Ball, of Yatesville, Mrs. Lige Rice of Louisa, one son, Jack Short and a stepson, Clem Short both of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

STAFFORD, Robert L.
Robert L. Stafford, 63 years old, of Catlettsburg, who died Jun 20 in a hospital at Ashland, was buried in a cemetery in Elliott County, following funeral services at the stark Church there Thursday at 11. Surviving are 7 sons, John Stafford of Elliott County, Cecil and Jesse Stafford of Holden, WV, Zora Stafford of Rowan County, KY, Charles, Galen and Clyde Stafford of Catlettsburg, 5 daughters, Mrs. Harry Skaggs of Freeburn, Ms. Eva Stephens of Elliott County, Mrs. Addie Robinson of Ashland, Misses Effie and Elizabeth Stafford of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Zora Skaggs of Elliott County and 32 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

STAFFORD, Robert
Robert Stafford, 67, prominent retired real estate dealer in Paintsville and St. Petersburg, FL, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. Auxier near Paintsville early Friday morning of last week following a brief illness. Heart trouble is said to have caused his death. For the past 10 years Mr. Stafford had spent the winter in Florida and the summers with his daughter. He returned from Florida the latter part of April and was able to be out until a short time before his death. He was a son of Billy Stafford. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson Stafford, a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Auxier , a son, Dr. G. M. Stafford, 3 brothers, Henry, Charles C. and John Frew Stafford and a sister, Mrs. James W. Auxier, all of Paintsville. The funeral held Sunday afternoon from the home, was attended by a large number of friends. Interment was in the family cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 9, 1933

TAYLOR, Jennie
Mrs. Jennie Taylor, 79 years old, died at the hoem of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Blume in Huntington, Sunday. Surviving are the daughter, 2 sisters in law, Mrs. Nan Taylor, of Wayne and Mrs. Belle Childers of Pineville, WV. Funeral services at the Blume residence Tuesday. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery at Barboursville, Rev. I. N. Fannin officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

TIGMON, Sally
Martin, KY—Mrs. Sally Tigmon, 72, died at her home here Saturday evening, from a paralytic stroke which she suffered 3 weeks ago. Mrs. Tigmon is survived by the following children, James Francis, of Martin, C. H. Francis of Prestonsburg, Mrs. e. J. Stanford of Williamson, WV, Mrs. W. W. Wallen, of Portland, TN, Mrs. H.H. Smith of Hindman, KY and Mrs. J.H. Hornett of Jenkins, KY. Funeral service was held at
Hindman Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

TRIPLETT, Jasper
In memory of our dear uncle, Jasper Triplett, who departed this life, Jun 10, 1933 age 82. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Clay, of Stollins, WV, Mrs. Effie Samson of Majestic, KY and 6 sons, Troy of Webbville, Jessie of Overda, Noah of Webbville, Willie and Dee of Majestic and Jeff of Rush. He was laid to rest in the home cemetery with funeral services by Brother Bishop. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

VANDERPOOL, Bess
Mrs. Bess Vanderpool, wife of Walter Vanderpool, succumbed at her home in West Portsmouth Monday after an illness of several months with tuberculosis. She was 21 years old. Mrs. Vanderpool was a daughter of G. I. Goodman of West Prestonsburg and was one of the community’s best young women. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by one daughter age 4 and 6 brothers, I. H. of Chicago, John, Tank, Thomas, Houston and Jack Goodman, all of West Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

VANFOREST, Ernest
One person was killed and another injured Monday afternoon when an automobile in which they were riding plunged over an embankment near Chicago, IL. Mr. Ernest Vanforest, of Chicago, was instantly killed and his bride of a week, the former, Miss Garnette Ailiff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ailiff, of Fort Gay, received only slight injuries. Mr. Vanforest who was employed by the American Steel Workers, came here for his bride and they were en route to their home in Chicago when the accident happened. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

VAUGHAN, Billie
Billie, 15 year old son, of A. T. Vaughan, West Williamson florist, died in a hospital in Ironton, OH, last Friday. The cause of death was peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. Billie made his home with an aunt, Mrs. Wilhoit in Russell, KY. His mother died in 1919. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Mead Memorial Church, Russell, burial following in Woodmere Cemetery, Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

VAUGHAN, C. T.
C.T. Vaughan, 63 years old, of Kenova, conductor on the Beaver Valley division of the C & O  Railway was found shot to death near the station at Martin, KY, late Sunday night. A verdict of suicide was returned by a coroner’s jury following an inquest. An investigation of the verdict of suicide was started Wednesday by H. I. Williams, special agent of the C & O. Members of the family were of the opinion that Mr. Vaughan, did not commit suicide. They pointed out that Vaughan, who was right handed, was shot through the left side of his head, the bullet emerging on the right side. His body was found approximately 40 feet from the yard office. Several employees of the railroad testified at the inquest that they had heard no shot. There wer no powder burns on Vaughan’s head. Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Ida Fitch Vaughan, 2 sons, Clyde R. Vaughan and O. D. Vaughan, of Kenova; 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hoke and Miss Margaret Gwen Vaughan, at home and Mrs. J. G. Bowen of Huntington, 2 brothers, Dr. C. M. Vaughan of Russell and A. J. Vaughan of Ironton and 3 sisters, Mrs. Carl Frazier of Fort Gay, Mrs. Albert Caperton of Louisa and Mrs. Hannah Morgan of Greenfield, NC. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the First Baptist church of Kenova. Burial in the family cemetery near Louisa. Masonic rites were conducted. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

WATKINS, Rilda (McSorley)
Mrs. Rilda McSorley Watkins, 43, wife of Rev. A. C. Watkins, of Columbus, OH, passed away Jun 17 following an operation for gall stones. Her death occurred in the White Cross hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Watkins was born near Mt. Zion Church on Bear Creek, Boyd County, KY Apr 13, 1892. For some time they had resided in Columbus, OH where Rev. Watkins is located. He is secretary of the Kentucky Conference Methodist Protestant Church and visited eastern Kentucky frequently in the interest of the church. Besides her husband surviving members of the family are 3 children, Charles Russell, Myrtle and Kenneth. Following funeral service she was laid to rest in the Union Cemetery at Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 30, 1933

WEBB, Dr. T. T.
Dr. t. T. Webb, veteran Floyd County physician succumbed Friday at his home at Laynesville to a paralytic stroke. He was 53 years old. The fatal seizure came after months of ill health following a stroke suffered while practicing his profession at Weeksbury several months ago. Death came to Dr. Webb in the home which he built at Laynesville for his bride 34 years ago and to which he returned following the inception of his last illness.  Dr. Webb was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Webb and was born and reared at East Point this county. For 24 years he was a practicing physician, the lat 15 years of his practice being at Weeksbury, where he was physician for the Koppers Coal Company. He was prominent in his profession and was a man of the finest type. Dr. Webb had been a member of the Methodist Church for the last 23 years. He was married in 1899 to Miss Hattie Spradlin and to this union 5 children were born, the following surviving: Wilbur Webb, East Point, Mrs. Dora Spradlin, Harold and Virgil at home. His widow and several brothers and sisters also survive. The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon, the body was taken by hearse to East Point for burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

WELLMAN, Fred
Fred Wellman, 72, merchant of Fort Gay, died at his home Sunday after an illness of several months of heart disease and complications. Funeral service was held Tuesday at the Forks of Hurricane with Rev. Bascom Lakin, pastor of the Baptist Church at Prestonsburg officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at the Forks of Hurricane. Surviving is one son about 15 years old. His wife died a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

WOMACK, Horace
While swimming in Tug River near the junction of that stream with Lick Creek last Saturday, Horace Woman, age 19 years, was seized with a heart attack, presumably brought on by the extreme heat. Womack was an employee of the Leckie Collieries Company and was one of a party who were swimming in order to escape the heat. Because of the fact that Womack was in the water only a short time, Dr. F. B. Quincy, who directed emergency first aid said he was of the opinion that the youth suffered a heart attack when he failed to revive after 3 hours. Womack and several companions had been engaged in a contest of carrying rocks across a hole of water at Lick Creek. Woman carried a large rock across under the water and had started back when he disappeared beneath the water. The water where he disappeared was only a few feet deep and his companions fond the body after a few minutes and artificial respirations was begun. This work continued 3 hours to no avail. Womack’s parents are dead. He leaves a sister at Aflex. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 23, 1933

YATES, W.C.
W. C. Yates, age 60 years, of Oil Springs, died at his home Thursday. The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach. Mr. Yates was a prominent farmer and stock dealer but for the past 8 years had served as deputy sheriff in Magisterial District No. 3, and had made a good reputation as an officer. Had he lived, Mr. Yates would have been a candidate for Sheriff in the coming primary. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 2, 1933

YOUNG, Stella Beatrice
In memory of our baby sister, Stella Beatrice Young, who was born Mar 26, 1933, and departed this life Mar 31. She was the daughter of J. M. Yong and wife of Kingston, OH. Her mother, Dovie Beatrice Young, died Apr 25. They leave to mourn their loss a father and husband, J.M. Young, brothers and sisters, Nola, Watson, Elizabeth, Ray, Gilmer, Enda and Earsel, at home. They were laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery, side by side. J. M. Young and children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 16, 1933

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ADAMS, Hardin
Uncle Hardin Adams, age about 78  and a well known citizen of Johnson County for many years, died at the home of his only son, Wesley Adams, at Hager Hill, after an illness of several months duration. He is survive by 3 daughters,, Mrs. Smith Pelphrey, Mrs. Tilda Adams and Mrs. Ezra Sherman of Paintsville, and one son, Wesley Adams. Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, Sunday conducted by Rev. Burns Conley. The body was taken to Nippa for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

AKERS, Sherman
Martin, KY, Jul 8—Sherman Akers, 20, was shot and killed in a store belonging to William Boyd near the head of Prater Creek and within 20 yards of the little school house where 3 men were killed during a school election last Saturday afternoon. The killing of Akers climaxed an argument he had with William Boyd, who is charged with the shooting, is at liberty under bond. Boyd’s wife, Cerile Akers, a brother  of Sherman and Ike Clevenger were in the store at the time of the shooting, authorities were informed.  The men are said to have argued over a store account, it is reported that Cerlie Akers pulled a revolver and snapped it tow or three times at Boyd who, after failing to get a pistol behind the counter, grabbed a shotgun and shot Sherman Akers. After the shooting Boyd surrendered to Sheriff C. L. Sturgill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

ARTHUR, Ruth Helen
Miss Ruth Helen Arthur, 21 years old, formerly of Huntington, who died Tuesday morning in a hospital at Williamson was buried in the Vaughan Cemetery at East Lynn following funeral services Thursday at the Bethesda Baptist Church of  which she was a member at East Lynn. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Arthur of Dunlow, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Benny Dobbins Rush of Williamson, and Miss Margaret
Jean Arthur at home and 2 brothers, Otis and Robert Joseph Arthur at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

AUXIER, Anna
Miss Anna Auxier, 51 years old, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. B. Auxier, died here suddenly Monday. She had been an invalid for several years. Miss Auxier was born at East Point, and moved here wither parents about 11 years ago. She was a devout Christian, being a member of the Holiness Church. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday from the home of S. R. Auxier, the Rev. Carpenter officiating. Burial in the Porter Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

AUXIER, J.C. B.
J.C.B. Auxier, one of Floyd County’s most prominent business men and one of the county oldest and best citizens, died in his apartment in the Auxier hotel here Wednesday night at the age of 73 years. He had suffered from diabetes for some time and had been confined to his room for the past year. Though his death was not unexpected, news of Mr. Auxier’s passing came as a shock to his hundreds of friends throughout Eastern Kentucky. He died less than 3 days following the death of his daughter, Miss Anna Auxier. Born at East Point, Jul 5, 1860, the son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Mayo Auxier, John Cabell Breckinridge Auxier was a member of a pioneer Eastern Kentucky family. His business career, which was highly successful, started at East Point, where he was a merchant for about 40 years. He had lived here for the pat 11 years, coming here to assume charge of the Hotel Elizabeth, which he operated until he sold his interest in the hotel in September 1928. Later he and his son, S. R. Auxier, built the Auxier Hotel. He was instrumental in the organization and operation of the Mary Luck Coal Company at Auxier, was interested in the oil and gas business in Johnson County during the oil boom there, in gas development in this county. Mr. Auxier had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 30 years. He was married Nov 9, 1881 to Miss Mary E. Friend. His widow and one daughter, and 2 sons survive. Mrs. Emma Theobald, Grayson, KY, B. R. and John F. Auxier of Prestonsburg. Funeral rites Saturday at 2 from the M. E. Church, South by the Rev. Carpenter, assisted by Rev. J. M. Helm, Rev. A. T. Malmberg, and Rv. N. G. Griswold. Burial in the family lot in the Porter Cemetery.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

BANFIELD, Jay Frank
Jay frank Banfield, 47, a former resident of this city, passed away at his home in Owensboro, KY Monday morning at 10 after a short illness. Mr. Banfield was a native of Body County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Banfield of Garner. He and his family lived here for a number of years where he was employed by the American Glycerine Company. In 1927 they moved to Owensboro where he was engaged in the same line of work. He was a good citizen and trusted employee. Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Madge Handley Banfield,. Also one daughter, Miss Ruth, one brother, J. B. Banfield, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Hogan, both of Garner, Boyd County, one uncle, Dr. Crit Banfield of Kenova, WV. On Monday evening at 8 o’clock in the Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, a short funeral service was held with Rev. Alonzo Kagle, pastor of the Third Baptist Church, officiating. The body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Compton in the Curtright funeral car Tuesday evening.  Impressive funeral services were held at 2 Wednesday at the M. E. Church, South, with the pastor, Rev. H. G. Sowards, officiating. Immediately after the service the body was taken to Trinity burial grounds 15 miles north of Louisa, for interment. The Masonic order of which Mr. Banfield was a worthy member had charge of the services at the grave. An unusually large number of people were present. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

BARRETT, James Andrew Howe
James Andrew Howe Barrett, 79 years old, widely known retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died at his home in Barboursville, Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several days. Mr. Barrett was born near Louisa, Jun 3, 1854, had served in the active ministry for more than 40 years. He had held pastorates in eastern Kentucky and in Logan County, WV. Several years ago he retired from the ministry to his home in Barboursville. Funeral services were held at 10 Friday morning at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Barboursville, Rev. J. N. Herold, officiating, assisted by Rev. A. M. Martin. Rev C. C. Perkins and Rev. H. A. Murrill. Burial was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Barboursville. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Belva Dean Barrett, 5 daughters, Mrs. B. T. Giles of Huntington, Mrs. Fred Hayslitt of Logan, Mrs. Clara Jackson, Miss Irene Barrett of Barboursville, 5 sons, Drew J. Barrett, of Huntington, Arthur Barrett of Logan, Paul Barrett of South Bend, IN, and Charles dean and Lewis H. Barrett of Barboursville, 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

BERRY, Tabitha
Mrs. Tabitha Berry, aged 80 years 4 months and 25 days, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose Priver in Grove City, OH, Jul 5, 1933. She joined the M. E. Church a the age of 16 and had lived a devout Christian life for 64 years. She was united in marriage to Mrs. Asberry Thompson in 1870. To this union were born 3 children, 2 of whom are still living. She was married to James Berry Sep 13, 1879. This union was blessed with 6 children, 5 of whom are living. For the past 3 years she had lived at Grove City. A short service was held at Grove City and funeral services were held at Mt. Zion, KY, and were attended by a great many friends. Interment was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, James Berry, her daughters, Mrs. Lealia McKinster of Adams, KY, Mrs. Zella Castle, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Rose Priver of Grove City, Mrs. Callie Meyers of Columbus; her sons, Charles Berry of Columbus, Will Berry of Detroit, and F. M. Berry of South Portsmouth; 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The pallbearers were her grandchildren, Warren, Clarence, and Gene Berry of Columbus, Herbert and Herman Everman of Portsmouth and Otto Berry of South Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

BLACKBURN, Bessie (Damron)
Mrs. Bessie Damron Blackburn, 25 years old, died of tuberculosis at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses D. Damron of Bull Creek, Jul 11, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Blackburn was born Mar 28, 1908. Her husband died 2 years ago, Besides the parents, she is survived by the two children, Mildred, 5 years old and Junior Blackburn 3 years old, 2 sisters, Mrs. L.F. Marcum of Hardy, KY, Mrs. R. F. Fluty of Chattaroy, 6 brothers, F. D. Damron of Affinity, WV, Jimson Damron and Wayne Damron of Crum, G. W. Damron, M. C. Damron and M.F. Damron, of Hardy. Elder W. H. Jude assisted by Mitchell Marcum, conducted funeral services Jul 12 and burial was made in the family cemetery at the head of Bull Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28,1933

BOWEN, Martha
Mrs. Martha Bowen, 77 years old, died at her home near Webb, Jun 26. She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Minnie Copley, Mrs. Hattie (?), Mrs. Minerva Maynard, Krissie and Millard Bowen. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Salmons and interment made in the Copley cemetery near Webb. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

BROOKS, David Chapman
David Chapman Brooks, well known Wayne Countian, who has lived in Westmoreland for 9 years died in Beckley Friday morning of last week after a lingering illness. Mr. Brooks was 48 years old. He spent much of his life in Boone County before coming to Wayne County to live. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday morning at 9:30 with Rev. J. W. Yoho, pastor of Vinson Memorial Church officiating. Mr. Brooks is survied by his widow, Mrs. Lula Brooks, a daughter, Mrs. Ona Perry of Logan County and 5 sons, Sidney Brooks of Boone County and Fred, Seth, Alvin and Burton Brooks of Huntington and Westmoreland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

BURGESS, Arthur
Arthur Burgess, a World War veteran and a highly respected citizen of Martin County, committed suicide at his home on Wolf Creek on Thursday, Jul 6. Mr. Burgess was disabled in the World War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

BURKE, Moses
Moses Burke, 92, Civil War veteran died at the home of his son, Mahlon Burke, Quincy, Jul 1, following an illness of complications and infirmities. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Burke, 84, and several children. Funeral services were held Monday at the Mt. Olive Church near Fullerton and burial in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

CAPERTON, Lillian
Miss Lillian Caperton, 19, died at the Louisa General hospital Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. She was in an automobile wreck near Paintsville at 11 the night of Jul 4 and died from injuries received there. She was a daughter of Grover and Minerva Marcum Caperton of Louisa. Funeral service is to be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the M. E. Church, Rev. J. W. Worthington and Rev. H. G. Sowards officiating. Surviving besides her parents are 4 sisters and 4 brothers, Mrs. C. M. Hunter of St. Albans, WV, Helena, Evelyn, and Charlotte and Hugh Russell, Burwell, Jack, and Tommy Joe. Following funeral service, interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. In the car with Miss Caperton were M. E. Carter and Linus Hewlett. The car left the road just above the railroad yards at Paintsville and landed on the railroad track 75 feet or more below the highway the car is said to have been completely wrecked. Carter’s chest was crushed and he also received some minor injuries, but his condition is not considered dangerous unless pneumonia should develop. Hewlett received cuts and bruises that do not seem to be serious. It is said a car was parked on the road, and in attempting to pass, the fender or bumper of the Carter car caught the other car and was thrown over the embankment. The injured persons were brought to Louisa early Wednesday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

CAUDILL, Millard
Millard Caudill, 23 years old, was truck and instantly killed by extra tram No. 1451 Saturday night at 10:30 at the curve below Buckingham, almost being decapitated. The train was moving at a speed of 15 miles per hour, westbound, when Caudill was struck, Luther Kiser conductor, said.  Boyd Turner, fireman, said that he saw Caudill on the tracks but that, before the train could be stopped, the engine and 5 cars had passed over him. Caudill’s left foot and arm were also severed. A year ago, Caudill suffered an injury to his head when struck by the Left Beaver passenger train as he sat on the station platform at Buckingham. The victim was a son of Albert an Jane Caudill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

COFFMAN, Charles Nixon
Funeral services for Rev. Charles Nixon Coffman, 74 years old, a retired minister of the M. E. Church, South, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. L. Crary, near Lewisburg, WV, were held Thursday at the Lewisburg M.E. Church, South. The pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. L.S. Cunningham, officiating. Burial in a cemetery there. The Rev. Mr. Coffman retired from the active ministry during a district conference of the Southern M. E. Church held in Huntington in 1931. He spent 45 years in the ministry, occupying his first pulpit at the age of 29. Widely known in West Virginia, Mr. Coffman, held pastorates through the southern section of the state. During his service he acted as pastor or presiding eler a the following places: Sewell charge, 1888-1892, Hominy Falls charge: Sumerville presiding elder, Fayette district, each 4 years; Huntington district, one hyear, Webster Springs charge, one year, Sutton, 5 years, Clendenin, 3 years, Fairview, St. Albans, 4 years, Ashland district, one year, Charleston district, presiding elder 4 years, 1925-1929: Crichton charge, his last pastorate, 1929-1931. He is survived by his widow, the daughter, Mrs. Crary, 4 sons, Lundy Coffman, an employee of the Huntington Publishing Co., Rev. Guy Coffman, pastor fo the First Methodist church of Williamson, Keith Coffman of Fairmont, and Harold Coffman of Lewisburg; one sister and 2 brothers, all living near Lewisburg, the original home of the Coffman family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

COLVIN, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Colvin, the 6 months old daughter of Bruce Colvin, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. F. F. Riggsby Saturday. The little child’s mother died when it was born and Mrs. Riggsby had been keeping it since that time. The remains were taken to Mt. Sterling and buried beside the mother in the family burying grounds.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28,1933

CONLEY, Millard Jesse
Harmon Conley and wife, Katherine Wheeler Conley, moved from Johnson County, KY to Kansas soon after the Civil War. Later they located at Joplin, MO and spent the reminder of their lives there. Three sons were reared by them, all of whom became railroad men. Clark, the oldest, died in Oklahoma City, OK, about 2 years ago. Oscar, the second son is retired and lives in Boston. The following is from the Joplin Globe: Millard Jesse (Mid) Conley, 63 years old, retired railroad official and resident of Joplin since 1897, died here, Jun 23rd at his home, 805 Byers Avenue. Mr. Conley was born Aug 14, 1869 at Monticello, KS, coming here in 1879. He had been employed by the Frisco railroad, except for a short time, from 1887 to the fall of 1928, when he retired while division freight agent for the railroad. He began his work on the railroad as a telegraph operator. Later he became traveling passenger agent, working out of Kansas City. He later held positions here as local agent, general agent and finally division agent, in charge of freight. He was married Sep 6, 1919, to Miss Myrtle Naylor, who survives. He was a Shriner, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Fellowship Lodge No. 345, A. F. & A.M., a member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the Scottish Rite quartet for a number of years. Surviving, besides his widow, are  a sister, Mrs. Lena Summerfield, 805 Byers Avenue, and a brother, Oscar M. Conley of Boston, Mass. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

CONN, Wilbur
CLICK, Wayne
CONN, Mimms
CONN, Millard
CONN, Green
CONN, Lawrence
Prestonsburg, KY—Jul 2—An election gun fight at the head of Prater Creek was ranked as Kentucky’s worst shooting in recent years today when the death toll mounted to five, with 3 wounded, one critically. The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon during a school trustee election. Wilburn Conn, 38, and his uncle, Wayne Click, 40, were killed instantly, Mimms Conn, 45, and his son, Millard Conn, 21, died in a hospital at Martin last night, and Green Conn, 62, father of Wilburn Conn, died at a hospital at Pikeville today.

Lawrence Conn, 23, another son of Green Conn, was in the Martin hospital today with a bullet wound in the abdomen. Dr. Orris Gearhart, attending physician, said he might live for 2 or 3 days but had no chance to survive. Ike Conn, wounded in the side and Hayden Howell, shot in the shoulder, were released from the Martin hospital after treatment. Sheriff B. L. Sturgill arrested Ike Conn pending further investigation of the gun battle, which took place across a table in a crowded voting booth. Floyd County officers were investigating conflicting reports as to the cause of the fight. Some witnesses said it occurred when supporters of Sol Sammons for school trustee, who was leading by 2 votes, claimed it was time to close the polling place, while supportes of his opponent, Arnold Robinette, claimed 2 more minutes remained for casting ballots. Other witnesses said the shooting started when a man in the crowd of men, women and children surrounding the table snatched a tally list from an election officer after the time had arrived for voting to stop. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

COX, Bruce
LOVELY, John
West Liberty, KY, Jul 5—Kentucky’s toll of dead resulting from Saturday’s school trustee election mounted to 8 today when 2 slayings not previously reported were revealed by a local court action. Luther Cox, 25 was held to the grand jury under $500 bond in connection with a shooting at the Goad Ridge school house, 16 miles west of here in Morgan County Saturday in which John Lovely, 50 and Bruce Cox, 20, were slain and W. B. Barker and Luther Cox were wounded. Officers said the shooting occurred when a voter reached the polls and election officers said ti was 2 minutes past 4 o’clock and no ballots could be cast, Rhonda Sexton, officers were told, was leading Riley Lovely for trustee by one vote. Under similar circumstances Floyd County saw 5 men meet death. Another was slain in a Breathitt County school election. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

CYRUS, Walter R.
Walter R. Cyrus, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cyrus, passed away Saturday at 2 p.m. a the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Coley Damron at Smokey Valley after an illness of 3 days. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the M. E. Church, Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Carter Cemetery near Five Forks. Surviving are the father and mother and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Carter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

DAVISSON, Jams Howard
James Howard Davisson, 55 year old  C & O Railway conductor died suddenly at 10:30 Monday night in the Boyd boarding house at Paintsville. Mr. Davisson went up Monday on local freight No. 88 of the Big Sandy division and was spending the night in Paintsville when his untimely and wholly unexpected death occurred. Mr. Davisson was born in Ashland, Dec 23, 1877, and Dec 19, 1917, was united in marriage to Mrs. J. t. Marshall, who was the mother of one son, the late Claude Marshall. To this son, Mr. Davisson was a model father until he was taken by death Nov 8, 1931. Mr. Davisson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mayme Davisson, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elwood Powers of Ashland and Mrs. W. Griffith of Ironton, OH and 2 brothers, W. Davisson of Ashland and G. T. Davisson of Odessa, TX. He was a quiet, gentle man, filling his place nobly as a citizen of his community. His loss will be felt deeply by the entire community and by his wide circle of acquaintances. Funeral services were from the Steen & Alexander Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Joseph W. Hagin, officiating. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

EVANS, Donald
Donald Evans, 21, a former resident of Wayne, was killed at Grey Eagle, near Kermit, WV. His body was found on the tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway, near his home, Tuesday morning, Jul 11 at 2 o’clock. It is thought he was killed by a fast freight train. One arm was said to have been amputated and he had sustained bad bruises on the head. Young Evans was the son of Dr. A. E. Evans who engaged in the practice of medicine in Wayne County for a number of years. Funeral services were held at Kermit Wednesday afternoon and burial was in a cemetery near Crum. The deceased is survived by his father, Dr. Evans, Mrs. Evans, his stepmother, one sister, Carol Evans, one brother Bob Evans, 2 half brothers, Wendell Hawks and Howard Evans. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

FARLEY, P. A.
P. A. Farley, well known citizen of Crum, passed away in Memorial hospital early Monday morning following a short illness. Deceased was 76 years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday from his home in Crum. The deceased is a pioneer resident of Wayne County and until seized with illness he followed the carpenter’s trade. He is survived by the following brothers, Will, Noah and Oat Farley of Williamson and Pual Farley of near Logan, a sister, Mrs. Nora Chafin of Huntington and a daughter, Mrs. Mont Stollings of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

FERGUSON, Pauline
Pauline Ferguson, 15 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ferguson of Fort Gay, died at the home Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock after an illness of a few days. Funeral service was held from the home at 10 o’clock Wednesday with Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiating. Interment was made in the Ferguson Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

FERGUSON, Susan
Mrs. Susan Ferguson, 91 years old, who died Monday a the home of her cousin, Mrs. Frank Davis at Huntington was buried in the family cemetery at Prichard following funeral services at the Gragston Church there Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

FERGUSON, Walter R.
Walter R. Ferguson, 72, veteran police officer of Oklahoma City, OK, died at the Riverview Hospital Sunday morning at 2 after an illness of one week of paralysis. Mr. Ferguson and his nephew, James Randall, motored here, from his home in Oklahoma more than a week ago to be a witness in the will case of his brother, the late H.E. Ferguson, of Louisa. Due to his advanced age and the extremely hot weather, Mr. Ferguson became ill on his trip and upon his arrival here was ill for a few days in his hotel. He was carried in a chair to the court room. Later he was removed from the hotel to the hospital where he gradually grew weaker until the end. His wife and daughter arrived here before his death. He was born in Wayne County, WV, Aug 7, 1861, a son of Harvey and Elizabeth Robinson Ferguson. With his family he moved to Oklahoma City, 27 years ago, where he was prominent in the civic life of the city. He served 20 years as policeman, 3 years in the police office  and retired 4 years ago. He was a life member of the Siloam Masonic Lodge of that city, a member of the Oddfellows and of the St. Luke M. E. Church, South. The body of the veteran policeman was shipped on the C & O Monday morning to Oklahoma City. Funeral service was held there Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Hanna Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Fairlawn Cemetery there. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roy E. Swatek, of Oklahoma City, one niece, Mrs. Harry Lawson of Williamson, WV, and a nephew, James Randall of Refugio, TX. His brother, H. E. Ferguson and a sister died a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

FLANNERY, Mary (Elliott)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elliott Flannery, first woman member of the Kentucky legislature and one of the state’s most prominent residents, who died Wednesday morning at her home will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon a the residence, 2716 Panola Avenue, Catlettsburg. Rev. A. P. Keyser, pastor of the Catlettsburg Methodist Episcopal Church, South, assisted by Rev. C. A. Slaughter of Huntington, will officiate. Burial will be made in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Flannery died shortly after 9 o’clock Wednesday morning as the result of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Monday morning. Mrs. Flannery was born in Elliott County, KY which was named for her family. She was married in 1893 to William Harvey Flannery, Catlettsburg lawyer, who survives her. Mrs. Flannery, following her election to the state legislature, was honored in 1922 at the most prominent woman in Kentucky by the Kentucky Historical Society, which placed her portrait in the capitol building at Frankfort. She was a delegate to the Democratic national convention in New York in 1924.

She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was organizer and president of the Catlettsburg chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, first president of the Catlettsburg Mother’s club, which later became the Parent-Teacher Association; was an honorary member of the Society for the Advancement of Music; former regent of the Catlettsburg Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; an honorary member of both the Catlettsburg and Ashland Woman’s Club and also belonged to the Catlettsburg Literary Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to the husband, she leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. David M. Howerton of Ashland, Mrs. H. Leslie Parker of Denver, CO and Mrs. Wayne Heffler of Lexington, a son, John Elliott Flannery, at home, one brother and 2 sisters, of sandy Hook, KY and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

FORTUNE, Charles L.
Catlettsburg—Funeral services for Charles L. Fortune, 86 year old veteran of the Civil War who died at a local hospital after an illness of 3 weeks, were held Friday at 11 at the grave in the Workman cemetery at Echo, WV. Rev. Carmi Webb of Echo in charge of the service. “Uncle Charlie” Fortune, as he was known to his many friends here, was one of Catlettsburg’s few remaining veterans of the Civil war. He was born in Johnson County, KY on Mar 20, 1847 and had resided in Catlettsburg the greater part of his life. At the age of 15 he enlisted in Company B. Fifth West Virginia Regiment, which was organized at Kenova, WV, during the summer of 1861 by Col. John L. Zeigler. He served 3 yeas and 4 months in the Union Army without missing a roll call although he was twice wounded. During the early part of his service his company was engaged in scouting the Kanawha Valley and he saw very little actual fighting beyond brief skirmishes with the enemy scouting parties. His regiment was later ordered to the Shenandoah Valley were Mr. Fortune saw active fighting in many of the decisive battles of that section. He participated in the battles of Kearnstown, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, Bull Run that  and Cedar Mountain. It was during a short sty in Washington, D. C. immediately after the battle of Bull run that Mr. Fortune personally encountered President Abraham Lincoln and had a brief conversation with the president. He prized this experience as the greatest of his Civil War time. Mr. Fortune is survived by 3 children, a daughter, Mrs. U. S.. Workman of Echo, WV, and 2 sons, George of Ashland and Lou of Echo, WV, one brother, David Fortune of Ashland, also survives. The deceased was a member of the Huntington, WV post of the Grand Army of the Republic and was a member of the Methodist Church of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

FRILEY, Mrs. Milt
Eloise, KY—On Thursday afternoon, Jul 6, the death angel visited the home of Milt Friley, of the Point and claimed for its victim the loving wife and mother. Mrs. Friley had been in ill health for sometime and death was not unexpected. The writer was with her when the end came and although suffering intensely she bore all without a murmur. Just as she was breathing her last she seemed to catch a glimpse of the Savior for a smile came on her face. Funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. Noah Peters and Gee York. Interment was made in the York Cemetery on Three Mile. Much sympathy is extended the husband and 4 small children, also the aged father and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

HOWERTON, William Preston
William Preston Howerton, 67, father of Attorney Davis M. HOwerton, of Ashland, died in St. Mary’s hospital, Huntington, Jul 12, following a week’s illness and a surgical operation. Funeral services were held at Mr. Howerton’s home at New Foundland, Elliott County, Friday afternoon with burial following in the family cemetery nearby. Mr. Howerton was a prominent and well known farmer of Elliott County. Besides his widow, Mr. Howerton is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

HUDSON, George Roosevelt
George Roosevelt Hudson, 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hudson of Wayland, died at a hospital after an illness of 3 weeks. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. McMillin, of Cleveland, OH and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Hudson of Lancaster, OH. Private funeral service was  held at the grave at Jackson, OH Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

HUTCHINSON, William H.
Catlettsburg—The body of William H. Hutchinson, accompanied by Mrs. Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Hutchinson, Mrs. George Mason and Robert Burton Hutchinson, arrived here from Columbus, OH at noon and was taken to the home of Mrs. R. H. Kilgore where it remained until Monday. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 from the Panola Street Methodist Church with Rev. W.C. Stewart  officiating. Members of the Poage Lodge of Ashland of which the deceased was a member participated in the service. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Hutchinson was a former resident of Ashland and Catlettsburg having been employed  at the Ashland Foundry for about 25 years before moving to Columbus, OH, where he held a responsible position with the Jeffries Manufacturing Company up until his death. He died at his home in Columbus last Friday morning of a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for some time. Mr. Hutchinson was 69 years old. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Eves Hutchinson, formerly of Louisa, one son, Paul E. Hutchinson of Marysville, OH, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Tyree and Mrs. George Mason of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Thomas E. Jones of Springfield, OH. He was a cousin of A. O. Carter, G. B. Carter, and Mrs. Josephine Rice and George Haws of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

JOHNSON, David
David Johnson, 78 years old, died at his home on Jennies Creek, near Crum, Jul 13, 1933. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Docky and James Johnson of Crum, Mrs. Flem Crum of Dunlow, and Mrs. Joshua Marcum. Burial services were conducted by Elder W. H. Jude and elder riley Messer. Burial was made in the Bill Marcum Cemetery on Cotton Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28,1933

JOHNSON, Morgan
Morgan Johnson was shot and fatally wounded Tuesday night at Burton when, it is reported here, he and Estill Damron fought a revolver duel as a settlement of  their love rivalry. John died en route to the Beaver Valley Hospital. His rival was untouched and is reported a fugitive from justice. The victim was a native of Left Beaver Creek and is survived by a large number of relatives. Damron is a son of Bill Damron. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

LEMASTER, Jason
Jason Lemaster, 26, died in Ashland after an illness of 19 days. He was born Jun 21, 1907 in Johnson County. Funeral service was held Monday morning in Ashland from the home with Rv. Linzy Hickman in charge. Burial made in the Garrison Cemetery at Grayson, KY. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Vina Cordial Lemaster, one brother, Amos Lemaster of Pine Creek, OH, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cordial of Lowmansville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

LONG, Maude
Mrs. Maude Long, wife of Rev. R. M. Long, was found dead in bed at her home here early Thursday morning. A heart attack during the night is believed to have been responsible for her death. The family was unaware of her death until the husband lying beside her, called to her and received no response. Mrs. Long had been in ill health for several weeks but on the day preceding her death had done the family washing. She was a devout member of the Holiness Church and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Stanley. Surviving her, besides her husband, are 7 children: Jake Edwards of Paintsville, Rollie Wilburn, Samuel Wheeler, James Franklin, Jay Russell, Nora Beatrice and Walter Jarrell, all at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Preston, Paintsville and Mrs. Nannie Hargraves, Liverpool, OH and one brother, Elliott Stanley. The body was taken to Oil Springs for funeral and burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

MCGUIRE, Jeff
The last rites for Jeff McGuire were held at the  Fairview Cemetery, Hitchins, Jul 13, Rev. Paul Stewart, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Hitchins, conducted the funeral service. Jeff McGuire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire, was born at Hitchins, KY, Jul 25, 1909 and departed this life, Jul 11, 1933. The greater part of his life was spent in and about Hitchins. When he was slightly more than 2 years old his mother, Dorcas Montgomery McGuire died. His last hours were spent in the Stovall Hospital in Grayson, KY. He leaves to mourn his departure a father, step mother, 5 brothers, John of Des Moines, IA, Harold, Grant, Merle and George Bell McGuire at home and 5 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

MEAD, Bob
Ulysses—We are sorry to hear of the death of Bob Mead of Springville, OH. He was a well known man of this place and his old home place was at Charley until about 13 years ago, he sold out his farm and moved to Ohio. His 2 daughters from Keystone, Mrs. Harry Boyd and family and Mrs. Charley Hickman, passed through here Sunday. They had been with their father a few weeks before he died. He was buried out there at his home place in Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

MELVIN, John  Walter
John Walter Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Melvin, died at the Daniel Hospital Tuesday after a few days illness. The little one became very ill shortly after eating grapes and grew steadily worse until death. This is the first death in the family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

MUNCY, Wesley
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Wesley Muncy, 68 years old, of Jennie’s Creek near Crum, WV, who was attacked and killed by a vicious bull Thursday afternoon while walking through a pasture en route to work on a Wayne County welfare board road project. The services were held at the Walnut Grove United Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Anderson Cemetery. Muncy’s body was badly crushed and gored. Blood stains and pieces of clothing indicate he had been tossed in a radius of more than 100 yards. The body was fond in the pasture by neighbors about 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Justice of the Peace, Sam Herald, of Crum, following an inquest, said Muncy died of injuries suffered when attacked by the bull. Muncy was believed to have been dead about 4 hours before his body was found. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

NEWMAN, Spurgeon
J. Spurgeon Newman, 77, dropped dead at 9 o’clock Monday morning while working in his garden in Ashland. He is believed to have died from a sudden heart attack. Apparently Mr. Newman was in good health and went out to work in his garden and about 9 o’clock he collapsed and died within a few minutes. He was born in Wayne County, WV, May 20, 1862. Age 71 yeas, 1 month at death. He was the first child in a family of 10 children, the son of the late Rev. M. M. Newman and Martha Smith Newman. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for over 53 years. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Earl Brewer, Ashland, Mrs. W. S. Hutchinson, Wharton, WV, Every Newman, Stockdale, OH, Mrs. Mary Fisher, Ashland, Chester Newman, Ashland and Mrs. V.N. Maggard, Ashland and 4 brothers and sisters, Payton Newman, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. W. M.Clay, Louisa, and Mrs. Lee Stidham, Ashland, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday morning. O. C. Anderson, pastor of the church and Eli Williams, former pastor had charge of the service. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery on Daniels Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

PACK, Marion
Ulysses—Mr. Marion Pack, age 80 years old, a well known man of this place, died at his home here Jul 5. He had been in ill health for several months, but was thought at the time of his death to be better and had gone back to his home to stay. He was a widower and lived by himself. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

PACK, Samuel
Samuel Pack, 84 years old Union soldier, died at his home in Louisa Monday Jul 3 after 10 days of illness of pneumonia. He was a son of John and Easter Endicott Pack. His first wife, Margaret Branham Pack, passed away 22 years ago. Later he was married to Mrs. Sarapta Hull of Louisa. The body was taken in the Curtright funeral car Tuesday afternoon to the home of a son, T. B. Pack at Job, this county. Funeral service was held from the son’s home Wednesday afternoon at 2 with Rev. D. R. Fairchild, of Inez officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Job. Mr. Pack was a member of the M.E. Church for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Castle; 2 sons, T. B. Pack and K. P. Pack, of Job and one brother, Joe Pack of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

PRESTON, Paris F.
Paris F. Preston died at his home in Lebanon, OH, Monday after a few years illness.  He was formerly of Johnson County spending his early life near Paintsville.  Funeral took place at his home in Ohio.  He was a member of one of the most prominent families in Johnson County.  He spent a number of years in Pikeville, before going to Ohio to make his home.  He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. D. S. Baals of Paintsville; Mont Preston of Catlettsburg and Cecil Preston of San Antonia (sic San Antonio), TX.  Four brothers; Geo. W. Preston of Paintsville, Warren L. Preston of Milford, OH, Gayland Preston of Lucasville, OH; A B. Preston of Wheelersburg, OH and one sister, Mrs. C. C. Stafford of Paintsville.   Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

QUILLEN, Gladys Elaine
Gladys Elaine Quillen, the 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Quillen of Ashland, died Saturday evening, following an illness of less than 24 hours, believed to have been caused from some ice cream she ate while at Huntington Friday evening with her parents. Dr. T. D. Goodman, who attended the child, said the little girl died of ptomaine poisoning or a similar condition believed to have been caused by the ice cream. It was the last thing she ate and she became ill shortly after partaking of it. In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers, Clifford Jr. and Otto Quillen, both at home; and her grandparents, Mrs. Fannie Quillen of Ashland and John D. Frazier of Louisa, KY. She was buried in Ashland cemetery following the funeral service held Sunday from the residence, Rev. P. E. Thornburg officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

RAMEY, Charles Henry
Charles Henry Ramey, 82 years old died at his home at Buchanan last Friday at 6:30 after an illness of 3 days. He was a son of the late John and Dicie Owens Ramey. He was a member of the Red Men’s Lodge and had been a member of the Baptist Church for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Ramey, and 2 sons, Fred and Hardin of Zelda and one daughter Mrs. Al Curnutte of Buchanan. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Funeral service was held from the Buchanan Chapel Sunday morning at 10:30 with Rev. R. A. Copley of Buchanan, officiating. Interment was made in the Buchanan Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

RICE, George Winston
George Winston Rice, age 72, better known to the people of Johnson County as “Uncle George” died suddenly on Williams Branch near his home at Wittensville last Thursday. Mr. Rice had worked on the road all day and had started to his home. He was accompanied part of the way by a neighbor. After they parted company, Mr. Rice went a short distance and sat down under the shade of a tree where he died. His plight was discovered by a small boy passing along the road. He gave the alarm and when neighbors went to the scene he was dead it is believed that the aged man was stricken with a heart attack. He had been in his usual good health and had done a hard day’s work. Mr. Rice was a sawmill operator for 50 years. He was a son of George W. Rice, who died in Paintsville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Rice, age 70, one brother, Squire J. A. Rice and sister, Mrs. J. B. Brown of Paintsville. Also 8 children as follows: Mrs. Keen VanHoose, Mrs. Ben Combs and Miss Etta Rice, Norton, Winston, McKinley and Donald Rice, all of Johnson County and Ted rice of High Cliff, TN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

SHEPHERD, Darwin
Darwin (Darb) Shepherd, 29 years old died Sunday at Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, of tetanus resulting from knife wounds he sustained when stabbed here Jun 27 by Charlie Goble. Goble was arrested Sunday by Deputy Sheriffs and returned to jail here. He had been released under bond a few days earlier after having been charged with cutting and wounding. As a result of the death of Shepherd, Goble faces a murder charge. The victim was a son of the late Alamander Shepherd and Mrs. Loraine Shepherd. Besides his mother, he is survived by 5 brothers and 2 sisters: Tobe, Woodrow and Melvin, of this place, Frank of Huntington, WV and Troy Collins and Mrs. Lee Johnson of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

SLONE, W. H.
W. H. (Bill) Slone, 59, a native of Johnson County, and former citizen of Paintsville, died at his home on Oakview Road, Ashland, last Sunday, after an illness of 2 years. Mr. Slone lived in Paintsville for a number of years where he worked as a carpenter. He moved to Ashland where he entered the contracting business. He served as building inspector for the City of Ashland 8 years and was widely known in Boyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

SOWARDS, Luther
A regrettable accident that resulted in the death of Luther Soward, a farmer, living near McVeigh, KY occurred Monday morning when the small 7 year old son of Sowards fired a shot into his father which resulted in death of his father, age 45. Reports say that the little child was playing with a loaded shotgun unknown to the father when the gun was accidentally discharged. The charge of shot struck the father in the neck and death was instantaneous. The victim of the accident was formerly a painter employed by the Fordson Coal Company, but some time ago he was laid off and since that time had been following farming. Deceased leaves a wife and 2 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

SPARKS, Carrie Melissa (Sparks)
Mrs. Carrie Malissa Sparks, 36, wife of Mr.  Bert L. Sparks, of Ashland, passed away in a hospital there Friday afternoon following an illness of a few days. She underwent a major operation on Friday morning. She was born in Lawrence County, and was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. M. B. Sparks, but had lived in Ashland the past 6 years. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks were resident of Louisa for some time before moving to Ashland, and were highly esteemed citizens. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Wendall and Harold Sparks, her mother, Mrs. Alice Sparks, and one brother, Dr. Proctor Sparks of Ashland. Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Ralph Herring, of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

SPARKS, Trinvilla (Lester)
Mrs. Trinvilla Sparks, 58 years old, on of the best loved and most popular women in the county passed away at her home at Martha, KY, Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of 2 ½ months. She was a daughter of the late John Lester and Mrs.  Julia Miller Lester. She was married 30 years ago to Laban T. sparks, who survived her. She had been a member of the Church of God, at Martha, for nearly thirty years. Loving, Mrs. Sparks was a great influence for good in the lives of many—not only “pointing the way to a better life but leading to it”. She was a mother to 4 motherless children, who regarded her with affectionate admiration and 5 children of her own. Funeral service will be held Friday morning from the Church of God at Martha with Rev. Grant Bentley, of Webbville, officiating. Interment will be made in the Sparks Cemetery near the home. Surviving besides the husband are 4 sons and one daughter, Claude, Paul, Herman and Edward of Martha, Mrs. Emory Fannin of Blaine, one step daughter, Mrs. O. B. Kazee of Blaine, 3 stepsons, Dr. H. H. Sparks of Louisa, Nelson Sparks of Martha and C. F. Sparks of Portsmouth, OH and 2 half sisters, Mrs. Norman Gambill of Ashland and Mrs. K. Wheeler of Blaine and one half brother, Arthur Boggs of Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

SPEARS, Melania (Vanhoose-Preston)
Mrs. Malania Preston Spears, age 79, died at the home of her son, Forest B. Preston, on the east side of the river near Paintsville last Sunday morning following an illness of a few weeks. Mrs. Preston was a member of one of the old and prominent families of the Big Sandy Valley and leaves many relatives and friends.  She was one of the county’s best Christian women and long had been a member of the old United Baptist Church. Mrs. Preston had twice been married.  Her first husband was the late Lafayette Preston who died thirty-one years ago.  Her second marriage was to P.D. Spears who survives. Funeral services were held at the old Preston homestead at Thelma at 1 o’clock Monday evening and was in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston.  Burial followed in the old Preston cemetery at Thelma.  A large number relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial. Besides her husband she is survived by seven sons and two daughters as follows:  Ed Preston of Lebanon, Ohio; Forest B. and Cyrus Preston of Paintsville; Tom, Guy and Eugene Preston of Wenatchee, Washington; Herschel Preston of Jenkins, KY.; Mrs. D. J. McCown, Nez Perce, Idaho, and Mrs. Dan Ward of Boyd County.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

SWAN, Aldie Lockwood
Aldie Lockwood Swan, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Swan, of Charley, died at the home Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the home with Rev. Grover C. Bevins, of Georges Creek officiating. Interment was made in the Swan Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Evaline and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Swan of Charley and Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Scarberry of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

THOMPSON, Green
Green Thompson, 90 year old farmer of near Webbville, passed away Tuesday night at the home of his son, Grover C. Thompson, after a short illness. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the home of Grover C. Thompson with Rev. Harve Kelley officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

WALLACE, Everett
Everett Wallace, 23 years old, died at his home at 7 a.m. Jul 1. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Wallace of Little Blaine. Funeral service was held from the home Sunday with Rev. Dixon, Rev. Blackburn and Rev. Fraley officiating. The Little Blaine Lodge of the Mutual Protection Society performed their rites at the grave. He was an active member of the Baptist Church and secretary of the Little Blaine Loge of the Mutual Protection Society. Surviving is the father and mother and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. His younger sister, Ethel, is very ill and her recovery is not expected. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

WATSON, Mrs. Dolf
Mrs. Dolf Watson, 22 years old, died at the Paintsville hospital Saturday, a victim of kidney trouble. Burial was made Monday at Auxier, funeral rites being conducted by the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. Mrs. Watson was the daughter of Oscar Stapleton, of Van Lear and was one of Auxier’s best women. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 2 small sons Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 7, 1933

WAUGH, Eva Carter
In memory of Eva Carter Waugh, who died Jul 9, 1933 aged 28 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

WELLMAN, Rachel (Jarrell)
Mrs. Rachel J. Wellman, wife of Albert Wellman, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away Monday at 9:40 a.m. after an illness of 6 months. She was 80 years old, the daughter of the late John Jarrell and Elizabeth Bromley Jarrell.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 at the Salt Petre, WV cemetery, the Rev. John D. Marcum officiating. Interment under the direction of the Curtright Funeral home. Mrs. Wellman had been a member of the Baptist Church (?48) years. She is survived by her husband to whom she was married 65 years ago. Also, one daughter, and 4 sons survive. Mrs. John Lynch, John, Dave, and Barney of near Fort Gay and Walter Wellman of Big Sandy, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

WEST, Lavona Frances Merrett
Lavona Frances Merrett, 28 day old child of Mr. and Mrs. G. West, died at their home at Wayland, Saturday after an illness of 3 days. The body was  brought to Fallsburg Sunday and funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Neff at 2 o’clock at the Falls Hill Cemetery were the interment took place, H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Surviving besides the parents G. West and Fannie Jordan West, is a sister Betty Katherine and a brother, Jack David. She was a granddaughter of J. J. Jordan formerly of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 21, 1933

WILCOX, Elizabeth (Bowling)
Mrs. Elizabeth Bowling Wilcox, widow of the late Dr. Daniel Boone Wilcox was buried in the Grayson Cemetery Sunday. She died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elbert S. Reeves in Ashland. A short service was held at the home, after which the body was taken to the Presbyterian Church at Grayson. Funeral service was conducted there by Rev. S. R. Curry of Ashland. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Reeves of Ashland and Mrs. E. C. Threlweld, of Warsaw, KY. She was born in Grayson more than 69 years ago, the daughter of William Bowling, of Russell County VA, and Martha Anne Jones Bowling, formerly of Pittsburg, PA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 28, 1933

YOUNG, Alfred J.
Alfred J. Young was born Apr 20, 1862, died Jul 5, 1933, age 71 years 2months and 15 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Young, 6 sons, Floyd, Mander, Smith, Joseph, Arthur and Millard, 2 daughters, Mrs. Cora Holbrook, and Mrs. Dorothy Ratcliff. Two children preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William P. Skaggs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 14, 1933

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ADAMS, Jesse, Jr.
In loving remembrance of my little cousin, Jesse Adams, Jr., who departed this life Aug 11, 1933 age 5 months and 23 days. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

ANDERSON, Robert K.
Catlettsburg—Robert K. Anderson, 43, native of Magoffin County, but for the past 16 years a resident of Catlettsburg, died suddenly at the Richmond-Cottrell Clinic Thursday a few hours after he had gone to the hospital for treatment. Mr. Anderson suffered a heat stroke about 2 weeks ago but had apparently recovered and had gone back to his work with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. He became ill while working and went to the local clinic. The deceased was a valued member of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company during the past 12 years. He resided in Catlettsburg. He was well and favorably known. He is survived by his wife, Della Arnett Anderson, 5 sons, Elden, Charles, Clifford, Lee Morse and Paul and 3 daughters, Zeta Mae, Iva Jene, and Opal. Three brothers, M. F. Anderson of Foraker, KY, P. K. Anderson of Jackson, OH and roscoe Anderson of Minford, OH; 4 sisters, Lavinia and Roxie Arnett and Mrs. Lizzie Walker of Hendricks, KY and Mrs. Maude E. Conley of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

BARBER, M. I.
M. I. Barber, an employee of the Jenkins Motor Company of this city, died suddenly Monday night at his home on Preston Street from the effects of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons, Paul and Porter, also 3 daughters, Miss Elizabeth, Miss Shirley and Mrs. George Herman Fitzpatrick of Miami, FL. The remains were taken to Lexington, the old home of the family for burial. Funeral services were held in that city after the arrival of Mrs. Fitzpatrick from Florida. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

BARTRAM, Charles Thomas
Charles Thomas Bartram, 5 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Bartram of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday evening after an illness of 6 weeks, with typhoid fever. The funeral service was held at the M. E. Church in Fort Gay, WV, Sunday morning. Burial under the direction of funeral director Curtright of Louisa. Surviving are the parents and 3 sisters. Also 2 half brothers, Clarence of Fort Gay and Leo who lived in Virginia, and 4 half sisters, Mrs. Fred Peters of Fort Gay, and Misses Myrtle, Ruth and Frances Bartram of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

BRANHAM, Myra (Tackett)
BRANHAM, William
William Branham, 22, and his 20 year old wife, Myra, of Ashland, were instantly killed Monday night near Goodale, one mile west of Hitchins KKY when they are believed to have been struck by C & O train. Their mutilated bodies were discovered on the track about one o’clock and following an inquest were removed to Grayson. Mr. Branham’s body was too badly mutilated to identify but Marian Tackett, half brother of Mrs. Branham, was able to identify her. The couple left Ashland to visit the Tackett home at Hitchens, riding a freight train from Ashland to Leon, KY, several miles west of Hitchens. They were unable to alight from the train at Hitchens. It was while they were walking from Leon to Hitchens that the passenger train struck them. They were born at Myra, Pike County, and had been married 3 years. Mrs. Branham was a daughter of Steve Tackett of Pike County. She sustained a broken neck, fractured skull and other injuries. Her husband was badly mangles. Both buried in the Potter Cemetery at Grayson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

CARTER, Jack
Morehead and Rowan County mourn the passing of one of her pioneers in the death of Jack Carter, 68, a resident of the county for 60 years. Death was caused by inflammation of the gall bladder. He died Friday in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, where his condition had steadily grown worse since Sunday. The deceased had been in the employ of the Morehead State Teacher College for 10 years. At the time of his death he was supervisor of the auditorium-gymnasium. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday. Burial followed in the Lee Cemetery, overlooking the Morehead State Teachers College. Mr. Carter was born in Mingo County, WV, Mar 22, 1865. He went to Rowan County with his parents when a boy.  Surviving are 8 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

CONLEY, Walter
Walter Conley, whose home was at Staffordsville, Johnson County, was almost instantly killed at Thealka Tuesday when he became entangles with electric wires. Conley a paint salesman was demonstrating his paint and was on the extreme top of the roof of a barn of the North-East Coal Company. As he raised himself from the roof his body came in contact with a live wire. The body rolled from the roof and struck the ground 10 or 15 feet below. Doctors who examined the body were not sure whether the man was electrocuted or died from injuries received when he fell from the barn. Conley is a son of Wince Conley of Morgan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

COOPER, John F.
Houckville—On Monday, Jul 24, the pale horse and its rider visited the home of Lem Graham and took the soul of one of our best and eldest citizens. Mr. John F. Cooper. Mr. Cooper was about 82 years old, and lived on Cherokee most all his married life, raised a large family of children who are scattered over the United States. His good wife preceded him in the glory world about 3 years ago. Mr. Cooper was a good citizen, always for the up building of his country. He was laid to rest in the old home cemetery near his old home on Lick Fork of Cherokee. There was a large congregation at the burial. Eugene  Stafford and wife, Mrs. Clara Sheppard, Mrs. Lula Woods, Mrs. Mayo Young from Webbville attended the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

GALLUP, Jeanette (Atkinson)
Catlettsburg—A profound sorrow fell over the community Friday afternoon when the death of Mrs. Gallup became known. Jeanette Atkinson was born in Appomattox County, VA, the daughter of Robert and Frances Thornhill Atkinson. She was reared to womanhood in Virginia. She was united in marriage to George Frederick Gallup of Catlettsburg, and came to the latter place to live. To  this union were born 2 children, George F. and Lucille, both of whom survives her. Mrs. Gallup had been prominently identified with the various activities of this city and leaves hundreds of friends who mourn her passing. She was a very sympathetic, charitable woman, one who always lent a ear to the cry of distress and who hastened  to offer relief. She was a devoted active member of the First M. E. Church, South. After the death of her husband, a few years ago, Mrs. Gallup continued to carry on his business. Besides her 2 children she leaves a brother, S. E. Atkinson of Richmond, VA, a sister, Mrs. G. F. Brandt of Lynchburg, VA, one half brother, Rudolph Atkinson of Dillwyne and 2 half sisters, Mrs. Kauder of Richmond and Mrs. Lee Bucer of Dillingwyne. Funeral services were held for the family home. Gallup Knoll, Sunday afternoon in charge of her pastor, Rev. Arden P. Keyser. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Friday, Aug 11, 1933

GAMBILL, John Davis
Dr. John Davis Gambill, 26, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Gambill, of Ashland was instantly killed in an automobile accident about 12 o’clock Tuesday night near Hanover, PA, according to word received by his parents. Dr. Arthur Baptiste, a classmate of  Dr. Gambill had spent the week end at Harrisburg, PA and 2 young women who were in the machine with them, were injured. Dr. Gambill was serving his internship in the John Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore. He had gone to Harrisburg to spend the week end with Dr. Baptiste and they were returning to Baltimore in an open car when the tragedy occurred. The road is said to have been slippery, following heavy rains and the machine skidded and turned over, breaking Dr. Gambill’ neck. The young doctor’s father, his 2 uncles, Dr. Crate Gambill and John E. Buckingham left for Harrisburg to bring the body to Ashland. They hope to be back on the early train Friday morning and the funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon from the residence in South Ashland. Dr. and Mrs. Gambill’s host of friends throughout the Big Sandy Valley are deeply grieved by the news of the tragedy. John Davis Gambill was born in Ashland, Oct 20, 1906. He was graduated from the Ashland High school in the class of 1924. He entered Centre College from which institution he graduated in 1928. Then he entered Johns Hopkins Medical School at Baltimore, graduating there in 1932, after which he began his internship in the hospital. Besides his grief stricken parents he is survived by one sister. Marguerite Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933.

GARRETT, Burley
Memoriam of our friend and brother, Burley Garrett, who departed this life Jul 30, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

GULLETT, Robert
Robert Gullett, the 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gullett of Lucasville, OH, was killed almost instantly near his home Thursday when hit by a truck. The boy together with a companion was playing in a parked car near the home. The victim had gotten out of the car to catch a butterfly on the opposite side of the car when he was hit by a passing truck and his skull fractured. He died on the way to the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Gullett are natives of Johnson County. Mr. Gullett, a son of the late Zeb Gullett who resided at the mouth of Barnetts Creek. Mrs. Gullett, a daughter of Paris Trimble of Barnetts Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

HALE, Kate
Mrs. Kate Hale, widow of the late George Hale, died at her home at Goodloe, after a year’s illness with heart dropsy. Her death followed that of her husband, one of Floyd County’s best known farmers by 3 months. Mrs. Hale was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hale, and was one of the county’s best women. She was a devout member of the Holiness Church. She is survived by the following sons and daughters, James Hale, Goodloe, Henry Hale, Hinton, WV, Mrs. Maude Bailey, Miss Darcus Hale, Ellis Hale and Mrs. Myrtle Hilton of Goodloe. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

HALL, Mintie
Mrs. Mintie Hall, for the past 10 years a resident of Boyd County, died at the home of her son, Robert Hall on the Crider farm on the Big Sandy Road, Thursday. Mrs. Hall had been in ill health for the past 8 years. Mrs. Hall is survived by 3 sons, Robert at whose home she was living, Ollie of Monclo, WV and Joe at home, 2 daughters, Mrs. Lenora Huff of Leach Station and Rebecca at home, and 7 grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Lula Smith of Ashland and 4 brothers, J. T. and Garr Foley of Betsy Layne, Willie Foley of Monclo, WV and Joe Foley. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held from her home Sunday at 2 in charge of Rev. Lawrence Collier, pastor of the Sandy City Free Will Baptist Church of Catlettsburg. Burial in the cemetery on the Crider farm. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

HARDYMAN, John Wilson
The death of John Wilson Hardyman 73, resulted from a fracture at the bass of skull sustained about noon Sunday when struck by an automobile. The accident occurred near Miller Branch below Fallsburg on the Mayo Trail and is said to have been unavoidable. Mr. Hardyman stepped from behind a parked car into the path of the one that struck him. He was rushed to a hospital in Louisa where his death occurred Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hardyman was spending the summer with a nephew on Catt. He was from Vanceburg and the body was prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral home and was taken to Vanceburg. Funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon from the Pine Valley Church in Lewis County, and burial was near there. His wife died 14 years ago. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters. The car that struck Mr. Hardyman was from Coal Grove, OH and was driven by Dan Harman of that place. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

HATTEN, Cynthia
The death of Mrs. Cynthia Hatten, age 73 years, took place at the home of her daughter, Miss Lottie Hatten of Ceredo, Wednesday Aug 2. Surviving are the husband, Oliver Hatten, and 5 other daughters, Mrs. Bertha Tingler, Mrs. Maggie Luther, Mrs. Sadie Rowe and Mrs. Mattie Horack. Funeral services were held Sunday at the residence. Burial took place in Brown’s Hill Cemetery. Rev. G. T. Hughes of Kellogg, conducted the funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933.

HAYES, Walter
Walter Hays, 68, of Charley, died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained when he fell from the rear end of a truck. His skull was fractured. He was a son of the late D. C. Hayes and Arbetus Bowling Hayes., of this county. His wife, Sarah Daniels Hayes, died 18 months ago. Funeral services will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. South Dixon at Charley, Friday, with the Rev. Green Pack and Rev. G. C. Blevins, officiating. Interment will be made in the Mary Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. South Dixon, one adopted daughter, Mrs. Joe George of Ulysses; 2 sons, Lindsey Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH, D. C. Hayes of Woodstock, OH and 5 brothers, Lige Hayes of Charley, Arch Hayes of Mingo, KY, Milt Hayes of Wilbur, Nat Hayes of Ledocio and Hardin Hayes of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

HOLBROOK, Bonnie Sue
In loving remembrance of my little niece, Bonnie Sue Holbrook, who departed this life Jul 31, 1933, age 11 months 15 days. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

HOWARD, Lewis
Lewis Howard, age 54, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who resided on Davis Branch, near Paintsville, was drowned in the Big Sandy River at Bobbs Branch on election day, August 5. Mr. Howard, accompanied by his wife had gone to Bobbs Branch on business. They had rowed across the river and on their return Mr. Howard pitched headlong into the river and sank beneath the surface. It is not known whether he could swim. Searchers had a difficulty in locating the body. A drag was made from barbed wire and the river was dragged. After a search of 3 hours the body was brought to shore, but all efforts to revive the man were futile. Mr. Howard is survived by his wife and 4 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

HUNT, Lizzie (Frazier)
Mrs. Wayne Hunt of Glenhayes died at her home Jul 31 after a few days illness. She is survived by 3 children and several brothers and sisters. She was before marriage Miss Lizzie Frazier, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Bill Frazier. Funeral services were conducted at the home cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

HUNT, Virginia
Virginia Hunt, one month old child of Wayne Hunt, of Clifford, this county, died Saturday after a week’s illness. The mother, Mrs. (missing a line in paper) ago. Funeral service was held Sunday morning at 10 with Rev. William Sparks officiating. Interment was made in the Frasure Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933.

JOHNSON, Alonzo
Alonzo Johnson, 46 years old, died at his home at Stone, KY, Aug 12, following an operation several weeks ago. Mr. Johnson as shop foreman for the Fordson Coal Company at Stone. He is survived by the widow and 2 daughters, Shirlie age 5 and ruby age 3. Burial was made at Prichard, Wayne County Monday of this week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

KIRBY, Tom
Tom Kirby, of Salt Lick, near Hueysville, who has been very ill with dropsy for some time died Tuesday. He is survived by 6 daughters, and one son. Mr. Kirby was well known throughout this section. Burial was made in the R.S. Allen Cemetery on Salt Lick Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

LAMBERT, Paul David
Paul David Lambert, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lambert of Paddle Creek, Boyd County died after a short illness. In addition to the parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters survive. Burial was made Saturday afternoon in the family plot in the cemetery at Fallsburg following short services at the grave. Rev. Cyrus Wright, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Catlettsburg was in charge of the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

LEMASTER, Cecil
Morehead, KY, Aug 5—Cecil Lemaster, 26 year old, of Soldier, Carter County, was killed instantly today when he was struck yb a passenger train at Haldeman, 6 miles from here. According to train officials Lemaster was seated on the railway tracks and failed to move when the engine blew his whistle in an attempt to attract his attention. Friday, Aug 11, 1933

MARRS, Dulcena (Branham)
Mrs. S. W. Marrs, 92 years old, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Greer at Boldman, KY, Thursday, Aug 4 after an illness of 4 days. Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Marrs had been in fairly good health up to a few days before her death. On Sunday, Jul 30, while walking from a chair to her bed she fell breaking her hip. Pneumonia developed and she died the following Thursday. Mrs. Marrs the former Miss Dulcena Branham, was born in Wise County, VA, May 28, 1841. She had resided in Pike County for more than 60 years. Her husband died in 1924 at the age of 91 years. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. A. C. Ferrell, of Louisa, Mrs. Jesse Greer of Boldman, Mrs. Thomas West of Huntington and B. T. Marrs of Boldman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

MAY, Ben Franklin
One of Floyd County’s oldest and well respected citizens, Ben Franklin May, succumbed at his home on Mare Creek, near Betsy Layne, Saturday morning, age 86 years. Mr. May was the father of 12 children. He has 30 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Helen Stratton May and 3 children, one son, George, who lives at Coal Run and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

MEADE, Rouie (Jones)
Mrs. Rouie Jones Meade, age 23, wife of James Meade, of Ashland, died a the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dockie Jones of West Van Lear, Jul 22, following an illness of near a month of typhoid fever. Mrs. Meade became ill at the home at Ashland and was moved to the home of her parents. Mrs. Meade was a good Christian woman. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 small children, her parents and also one brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon near the old Jones home and were in charge of Rev. Lewis Ferguson and W. T. Stafford. Interment in the Jones Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

MOORE, Susie  (Richardson)
Mrs. Susie Richardson Moore, about 47 years old, died at Fort Sam Houston, TX, Sunday, Jul 30, 1933. Mrs. Moore’s maiden name was Richardson. She was the foster daughter of L. R. and Fannie Ferguson of Wayne. She went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson when she was only 6 years old and stayed with them 20 years or until she married. She is survived by her husband, Sgt. W. H. Moore, a son, James and a daughter, Charmalee all of Fort Sam Houston, TX; a sister, Mrs. Maude Woodyard of St. Albans, a brother, Sam Richardson of Huntington and her foster parents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

MUNSEY, Sarah
“Aunt” Sarah Munsey died last Saturday at the home of her son, German Miller, in West Portsmouth. She is survived by several children and relatives. Burial was made in the Spurlock Cemetery with E.P. Arnold in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

OPPENHEIMER, Darwin
Darwin Oppenheimer, 27, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. His death followed an illness of  the last 2 years. Darwin Oppenheimer was born Nov 16, 1906, in Huntington, WV. , and was a son of Ralph E. and Beulah Oppenheimer. His mother preceded him in death. He was employed by the C & O Railroad and was located at Paintsville, KY. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Oppenheimer and one daughter, Margaret Belle. He leaves his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Oppenheimer of Huntington and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Blanch Wheeler, Mrs. Lena Siler, Mary, Vivian and Ralph of Huntington and A. E. Oppenheimer of Portsmouth, OH, Funeral services were held at Paintsville Wednesday afternoon and burial was there also. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

PERRY, Joan Carol
Eloise—On Thursday evening, Aug 3 the death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Perry and took their darling little baby, Joan Carol. She was 5 months and 20 days old. She had been sick a month. Joan was a sweet baby and as much loved by her many friends. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Church at Gallup and interment took place in the cemetery there. Heart felt sympathy is extended the young parents and 2 little brothers, Sammy age 4 and Thomas age 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

RAMEY, C. H.
On Jul 21, 1933, the death angel visited our home and took from us our loving father, C. H. Ramey, who was precious to us. He was 82 years old. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, Mrs. O. L. Curnutte, of Buchanan, Harden Ramey of Zelda, Fred Ramey of Dickson, WV and 3 brothers. Father was sick 3 days, but had been in poor health for some time. His body was taken to Buchanan Chapel where services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Copley of Buchanan. Interment was made in the Buchanan Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

ROBINETT, Harold
Harold Robinett, 4 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Robinett, of Gallup, died Tuesday, Aug 8. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the M. E. Church at Chapman. Interment in the Pack Cemetery,  H. H. Curtright, director. Surviving are the parents, a twin sister and 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

SCOTT, Pearl
Mrs. Pearl Scott, 42 years old of Huntington died Monday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 2 weeks. She was the wife of R. E. Scott, C & O Engineer. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Miss Julia Scott and a son, Robert E. Scott Jr. both of Huntington, 4 sisters, Mrs. e. M. Gillispie of Martin, KY, Mrs. Frank Izzo, Mrs. Homer Booth and Mrs. Claude Booth, all of Huntington and 2 brothers, Frank and Owen Adkins both of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

SKEENS, T. S.
T. S. Skeens, 52, a retied grocery man of Greenup County, and a democratic candidate for Commissioner of district 2 in Saturday’s primary, died after a brief illness in a doctor’s office in Ashland Wednesday night, Aug 8. Mr. Skeens had gone to Ashland to visit his son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Murphy and became ill. He was taken to the office of Dr.  H. S. Swope where he died a few minutes later. His death is believed to have been due to high blood pressure from which he had been a sufferer for several years. The body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vic Potter in Greenup from which place the funeral was held. Mr. Skeens was born in Floyd County and had resided in Greenup County for the last 18 years. His wife preceded him in death about 25 years ago. Besides Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Potter he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Frank Blevins and one son, Frank Skeens of Johnson County and a half brother, Marion Pitts of Greenup County. In the count of the votes, Mr. Skeens was leading his opponent J. Alfred Fannin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

STAMBAUGH, Mollie (Holbrook)
Mrs. Mollie Stambaugh, wife of Rev. J. H. Stambaugh, of the Christian Church at Charleston, WV, died at Charleston Tuesday night at 12 o’clock. Mrs. Stambaugh had been in poor health for several weeks and Tuesday fell, breaking her hip and injuring her shoulder. Her death followed a few hours later. She was the daughter of A. M. and Nellie Wheeler Holbrook of Blaine, and was married to J. H. Stambaugh 40 years ago. Surviving besides the husband is one son, Fred M. Stambaugh, an attorney of Charleston, WV.  The family had lived in Charleston  the past 20 years. Mrs. Stambaugh was a member of the Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star. A few years ago Mr. Stambaugh lived in Louisa while her husband was pastor of the Christian Church here. She had many friends and relatives here and in the county who will be grieved to learn of her death. She is a sister of H. C.  and Ralph Holbrook of Huntington, WV and formerly lived at Blaine. Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at Blaine, at the Christian Church, the Rev. Henry H. Webb of Huntington, WV, officiating. Interment in the Gambill Cemetery, H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

STOUT, D. P.
People of this section are shocked to learn that D. P. Stout, 65 years old, a widely known Floyd County resident of Middle Creek, died Aug 11. His passing was directly due to a carbuncle on his back from which he had suffered for several weeks. Mr. Stout came to this county 12 years ago from Porto Rico, WV, and engaged in the gas business. He married Sally Fitzpatrick Stanley and later acquired the Henry Fitzpatrick farm. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

STURGELL, Kenneth
Kenneth Sturgell, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sturgell of Keaton, KY, was killed Tuesday evening at 5 o’clock when the automobile he was driving went over an I foot embankment. Young Sturgell was pinned beneath the car in a few feet of water in Laurel Creek. His neck was broken. At the inquest held by Justice of the Peace, J. L. Hewlett of Blaine, he pronounced death was due to a broken neck sustained in the wreck. Sturgell had driven to Caines Creek where he purchased a model T Ford and was returning home when the fatal accident occurred. Passing motorist discovered the wreck and removed the body notifying the boy’s father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

THOMPSON, J. F.
J. F. Thompson, a prominent citizen of Ashland, and formerly one of Lawrence County’s best known farmers, passed away at this home in Ashland Tuesday evening at 10:45. Mr. Thompson suffered a stroke of paralysis more than a year ago. Last Friday he had a second stroke and since that time had grown steadily worse until the end came. Mr. Thompson, a son of John Thompson, married Amanda Watson in 1880. He moved to Jattie, this county, form Wise County, VA. After leaving Jattie in 1920, Mr. Thompson moved to Ashland where he lived until his death. He is survived by his wife, 6 sons and 2 daughters, Atty. Linzy O. and Grover of Lexington, Everett, of Detroit, MI, Earl of Akron, OH, Dewey of Logan, WV, and Kermit of California; Mrs. Ralph Walters and Mrs. Everett Rice, of Ashland, 4 brothers, Lafe and D. J. of Jattie, Lewis of Logan, 2 sisters, Mrs. Farris Moore of Mattie and Mrs. B. B. Wells of Jattie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

THOMAS, Kate (Gunnels)
Mrs. Kate Gunnels Thomas, wife of Sam Thomas, well known Floyd County man, died Monday at her home at Allen after an illness of several years with tuberculosis. She was 35 years old. Mrs. Thomas had spent much time in Asheville, NC seeking in vain a return to health and returned to her home at Allen only a few months ago. Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gunnels of Prater Creek. Besides her parents and her husband, she is survived by one brother, Ballard Gunnels and 4 sisters, Mrs. G. W. Snodgrass, Ashland, Mrs. Sam Cecil, Mrs. Tandy Cecil and Mrs. Akers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

THOMPSON, Green
In loving memory of my dear grandfather, Green Thompson, who passed away Jul 11, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 18, 1933

VANHOOSE, John Franklin
John Franklin Vanhoose, the 5 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vanhoose died at their home at Nippa, Saturday after a few weeks illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 11, 1933

WELLMAN, Allen
Mr. Allen Wellman, 79, died at the home of his son, Charles Wellman in Kenova, last Tuesday. Mr. Wellman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Wellman, 2 sons, Charles and Jimmy Wellman, 2 daughters, Lula Nicholas and Carry Wellman. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home at 2:30. Interment was made in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 4, 1933

WELLMAN, Sanford D.
Sanford D. Wellman, 75, died Sunday at his home in Portsmouth, OH. His death was due to paralysis. Mr. Wellman ha been ill since 1929, but his condition did not become serious until 2 weeks ago when he suffered the second stroke. He is survived by 2 sons and a daughter, Roscoe at home, Luther of Chapman, KY, and Mrs. Lorene Ward. He was a member of the Christian Church in Blaine, KY. Funeral services were conducted in the home at 10 a.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. W. C. Walker, interment followed in Memorial burial park at Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 25, 1933

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ADKINS, Charley
Charley Adkins died at his home on Shannon Branch, Sunday afternoon after an illness of 3 weeks. He was 35 years old and was married to Miss Julia Copley 17 years ago. He was the son of John and Belle Nace Adkins. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the home, the Rev. A. H. Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Nace Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, 3 children, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

Charley Adkins of Shannon Branch, this county, was born Jan 23rd, 1898 and departed this life, Sep 17, 1933, age 35 years, 8 months and 25 days. He leaves to mourn his death his wife and 3 children, one girl and 2 boys, and his father, John Adkins and 5 brothers, George, Robert, Ora, Monroe and Sammy. The girls are Lizzie, Bessie and Delta, also  his aged grandfather, Robert Neace and a host of relatives an friends. The cause of his death was flux. He was sick about 3 weeks. When he realized it was doubtful about his recovery he went to prepare and had the Christian people to come and pray for him. He told Rev. Miller that he was going to pray as long as he lived. He fell asleep in death in the had of the good Lord. His funeral was preached at his home by the Rev. A. H. Miller and the Rev. G. C. Bevins. His remains were laid to rest in the old Neace graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

AKERS, Telsie
Thelsie Akers, 22 yeas old, died in the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin Saturday as the result of a knife wound in his abdomen, inflicted, it is said, by Jack, Kazee, a 60 year old man at Betsy Layne, recently. The charge against Kazee was changed from that of cutting and wounding to murder and his bond of $1,000 was raised to $10,000 as a result of Akers death. The stabbing was the result of a quarrel over the recent primary election, it is claimed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

ALLEN, Florence
Mrs. Florence Allen, 65, died in the Beaver Valley hospital at Martin Monday evening following an illness of 8 days. Her home was a Blue River on Middle Creek, but she was stricken ill while visiting her son, Jack Allen, of Garrett. She was brought to the hospital Thursday. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon. She was buried in the Sam Hale Cemetery on Middle Creek beside her husband, A. J. Allen, who died 8 years ago. Her family is well known in Floyd County. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Stephens an was born and raised near the forks of Beaver Creek. She is survived by 2 brothers , 5 daughters, who reside in Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

ATKINS, George
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the resident of O.C. Atkins for his brother, George Atkins, 47 years old, whose death occurred on Friday, Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the M. E. Church officiated at the rites, with the assistance of Rev. H.G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church South. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Pigg and Braid. Pallbearers were Tom Page, John Page, George Justice, William Thornberry, Denver clay and Lindsey Sexton of Ashland. George Atkins was born in Louisa, a son of Lewis Atkins and Mrs. Lydia Holt Atkins. Most of his life was spent here and in Ashland where until recently he was employed as a barber. Compelled by failing health to give up his work he returned here to the home of his mother. For some weeks he had been a this brother’s home. His illness not confining him to his room, he passed the days sitting on the porch where many friends stopped to see him. Death came suddenly on Friday afternoon when he suffered a heart attack. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lydia Atkins, his wife, Mrs. Mae Atkins, of Ashland, one brother and sister, Ora C. Atkins and Mrs. John S. Wellman of Louisa. Two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Jesse A. Shannon of Huntington, Mrs. Daisy Westlake and Walter Atkins preceded him in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

BADGETT, James
James Badgett, of Little Paint, one of the county’s best men, died Sep 7 at the age of 77, of paralysis with which he was first stricken with attending church in his community a few months ago. The son of the late Americus and Sarah V. Badgett, he was born Feb 17, 1856. Mr. Badgett was married Dec 30, 1875 to Miss Martha Music who died a few years ago. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom survive. A. M. (Muck) Badgett of Little Paint, Samuel of East Point, Mrs. Fred Hager of Hager Hill, and Mrs. Sam Davis, Mrs. Ollie Collins and Kate Badgett of Little Paint. Mr. Badgett had been a member of the M. E. Church for 18 years and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

BLACKBURN, Elizabeth (Sherman)
Mrs. Elizabeth Sherman Blackburn, 70 years old, wife of G. T. (Tom) Blackburn, died Au9g 25th at her home at Wonder, this county. Besides her husband, she is survived by 6 sons, 2 daughters, 43 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She was one of the county’s oldest and best women. Frank and Marion Sherman of Emma are brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

BOGGS, Sam
Funeral services were held Saturday at Bennyman, for Sam Boggs, 56, who died at Hazard hospital last Thursday night as the result of a bullet wound accidentally inflicted by his 9 year old son. Mr. Boggs, a civil engineer, was preparing to clean his rifle when his son picked up the weapon and it discharged accidentally. The bullet struck the man in the abdomen. His wife and several children survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

BOOTH, George
In loving memory of my dear uncle, George Booth, who died Sep 17, 1933.  A niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

BURCHETT, Angeline Dotson
Mrs. Angeline Dotson Burchett, 64, sister of E.S. Dotson, well known Prestonsburg man, died Sep 4 at her hoem at Wonder, a victim of paralysis. Mrs. Burchett had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. She was married to  Joseph Burchett May 19, 1891 and of this union 10 children survive. Besides her husband, Mrs. Burchett leaves 3 sons and 7 daughters, Henry, Ollie and Elbert Burchett of  Wonder, Mrs. Nora E. Nunnery, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Anna Taylor, Gulnare, Mrs. Georgia Collins, Betsy Layne, Mrs. Stella Stratton, Betsy Layne, Mrs. Della Wagner, Detroit, MI, Misses Sylvia and Opal Burchett of Wonder, 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Lila Merritt, Emma, Mrs. Tela S. Layne, Tram, Mrs. Sarah Mitchell, Waynesburg, E. S. Dotson, Prestonsburg and Mitchell Dotson of Tram. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

CASSELL, Robert
Ulysses, KY—Ill for several months, Mr. Robert Cassell age 81, of Lowmansville, died Aug 29th at the home of his son, John Cassell, was the result of advanced age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

CASTLE, Linda
Ulysses, KY—The death angel visited the home of Mr. Edgel Castle Monday, Aug 28 and claimed for its victim his loving wife, Linda. She was a woman of sweet disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and 2 small children, father and mother, a sister and brother and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

Mrs. Lenda Cassell, wife of Ed Cassell, died at her home Aug 31st. She leaves 2w small children. She will be sadly missed by her husband, mother and 2 sisters. No one knows the silent, heartaches only those who have lost can tell of grief that’s borne in silence for the one we love so well. She was buried in the Aril Borders Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by the Revs. Grover Bevins and John VanHoose. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

CHAFFIN, Alma
In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Alma Chaffin who passed away Aug 13, 1931. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

COLLINSWORTH, Alcinous
Mr. Alcinous Collinsworth, best known as Cine passed away Saturday afternoon Sep 9th, at his home in Fallsburg, this county, 7 miles north of Louisa. Pneumonia caused his death on the ninth day of this fatal disease. He had been a sufferer from asthma for many years and this complication probably lessened his chances of successfully combating pneumonia. The funeral took place on Monday morning at the residence at 10 a.m. and the interment was made in the Fannin burial ground on Bear Creek, near the scene of his birth. Rev. H. B. Hewlett and Dr. H. G. Sowards, of Louisa, were the officiating ministers. The Masonic fraternity, of Louisa, took part in the services. An unusually large crown was in attendance, many being present from Louisa, Ashland and other points, H. H. Curtright, mortician, was in charge. The active pallbearers were members of the Masonic order, R. S. Hayes, William Justice, M. L. Johns, L. D. Fyffe L. d. Harrison of Louisa, John Cooksey of Fallsburg. Honorary: George Martin, John Sanburn, Mr. Horne of Catlettsburg, Judge J. W. Woods, Jeff Stewart, John Gartin of Ashland, M. Conley, A. Snyder, G. R. Vinson, Dr. L. H. York, W. T. Cain, L.F. Wellman, G. R. Lewis and William Fulkerson of Louisa.

Mr. Collinsworth established himself many years ago as one of the most substantial business men in the county. He was a merchant and farmer for years after locating in Fallsburg 42 years ago, to which point he came from Bear Creek, near the Boyd-Lawrence County line. Retiring from the mercantile business he continued to operate his farms and deal in live stock. He was a shrewd business man and accumulated at large estate. Industrious, sober and of good habits, he won his way from a modest start in life. His death is the first to occur in this family for 40 years, we are told. Although 77 years old, he was very active and well preserved. He was a son of the late Tom and Elizabeth Lovejoy Collinsworth of Bear Creek, Boyd County. He was married in 1881 to Lunvinda Campbell, who survives him. He had bee a member of the Fallsburg M. E. Church, South, for a number of years. Also a member of the Louisa Masonic Lodge, the Fallsburg Lodge, I.O.O.F. Besides the wife he is survived by 4 daughters Mrs. J. S. Ashworth, Ashland, Mrs. John H. Ekers and Mrs. F. D. Damron of Fallsburg and Mrs. Sherman Devoid of Cleveland, OH; 3 sons, L. C. Collinsworth of Raceland, KY and Jay and Charles Collinsworth of Ashland, 2 brothers, Jack Collinsworth of Fallsburg, KY and Tom Collinsworth of Genoa, WV and 5 sisters, Mrs. Walter Heaberlin, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Andy Burton, Zelda, KY, Mrs. James Brooks, Hinton, WV, Mrs. Jeff Moore, Fallsburg, KY and Mrs. John Runyon of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

CONLEY, Ben F.
Prof. Ben F. Conley, age 59 years died at his home near Flat Gap, this county, Aug 17, following a stroke of apoplexy. The death of Prof. Conley will not only be regretted by his own immediate family but by every citizen of Johnson County as he was one of the county’s most popular teachers. He was a strong Christian man and a member of the United Baptist Church for 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Flat Gap and was always found on the right side. Besides his widow he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Haska Dixon, Paintsville, Herschel Conley, Red Bush, Ray, Murl, Hazel, Ruth, Florence, Anna Jewell, Bryon, and Conrad Conley all at home, Mrs. Lunda Lyon of Blaine, KY. Funeral services were held at the home Friday. It is estimated that 400 people attended the funeral and burial, which attests the high esteem in which Prof. Conley was held. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

COOK, Ralph
Barksdale Cook, 17 years old and his brother, Curtis Cook, 15, now face an indictment by the grand jury when it convenes for the September term on a charge of murder as a result of the death Aug 10 of Ralph Cook, principal of the school on Jack’s Creek of which the boys were pupils. Seland Cook, father of the principal and assistant teacher to his son, is recovering from a gunshot wound in his side and was removed from the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Sunday to his home on Jack’s Creek. Ralph Cook had been a teacher 6 years and the present school is Seland Cook’s 28th. The victim was buried in the family cemetery on Jack’s Creek. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Johnson Cook and one child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

COPLEY, James
James Copley, 19 years old, Catlettsburg, died Monday night in a hospital there the victim of a bullet fired by his father during an altercation with another family in Catlettsburg Sunday night. Young Copley was shot in the abdomen when he attempted to prevent his father from shooting the father of a youth with whom he had fought earlier Sunday. Two other persons were taken to the hospital suffering from .32 calibre bullet wounds. They were John Combs, 60, Catlettsburg, whose condition was said to be critical and Mrs. Elizabeth Collinsworth, shot through the shoulder. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

DAMRON, Emmer (Smith)
Mrs. Emmer Smith Damron, 74 years old, widely known resident of Wayne, and wife of Rev. A. W. Damron, died Sunday afternoon at her home. Mrs. Damron was born and reared in Wayne County, the daughter of Rev. Harrison Smith, pioneer Baptist minister. Mr. Damron is at present probation officer of Wayne County. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wayne Baptist Church with the Rev. U.  S. Pinson officiating. Surviving besides the husband ar e3 sons, Muss Damron, of Wayne, L. B. Damron of Kenova, WV, and Max Damron of Covington, KY, 2 daughters, Mrs. E. A. Cole of Ceredo and Mrs. Lillie Frazier of Cincinnati, 3 brothers, Sam and Newton Smith of Ceredo, and Charlie Smith of Huntington and 3 sisters, Mrs. Etta Pyles of Huntington, Mrs. Eva Cyrus of Kenova and Mrs. Amy Mills of Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

DAVIS, Leck
Leck Davis, age 70, died at his home at West Van Lear Monday night, following an illness of several months. He was a well known and prominent man of the county and a member of one of the oldest families of the Big Sandy Valley. He was a son of the late Judge Bracken L. Davis, one of the county’s prominent citizens in his day. Besides his wife, he is survived by 10 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

EVANS, Thelma (Ferguson)
EVANS, Lucille
Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon from the home on Caines Creek for Mrs. Thelma Ferguson Evans and her 7 months old baby, Lucille. Interment was made in a single grave in the Dingus Cemetery on Knob Branch. Mrs. Evans, wife of Rupert Evans, with her baby clasped in her arms, jumped into a well at their home last Saturday afternoon. She left a note which read: “I am tired of living in trouble. You will fine me and Lucille in the well. Put us away together and be good. Thelma” The note was found by the husband and a brother of Mrs. Evans when they returned home. At the coroner’s inquest held by Justice of the Peace, J. L. Hewlette, a verdict of suicide was returned. Dr. W. R. Bishop of Blaine examined the bodies but found no evidence of foul play. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Evans had lived in Louisa and was employed at the home of W.A. Fyffe and Sanford Lyon. Besides the husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ferguson of Collier’s Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

FERGUSON, Monroe
The death of S. Monroe Ferguson, 69, of Fort Gay, WV, occurred last Saturday morning at his home after an illness of 2 weeks. Blood poisoning resulting from an injury to his ankle received in a fall was the cause of his death. Mr. Ferguson and family were resident of Louisa about 30 years, but had spent the past few years on their farm in West Virginia. He was a son of Thomas Ferguson of Wayne County, WV. He had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for many years and was an industrious man and good citizen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Robinson Ferguson, 4 sons and one daughter, Charles, Lindsey, and Newell Ferguson of Louisa and Norma and Reynolds Ferguson at home. Funeral service was conducted at the residence Sunday morning, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa officiating. Interment was in the Robinson graveyard near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

FERRELL, Hazel
Miss Hazel Ferrell, 18 year old McAndrews student, died recently at her home in Pike County following an attack of typhoid fever. Born at Zelda, Jun 9, 1915, she was the daughter of A. E. and Violet Ferrell. She moved to Pike County with her family in 1930 and had resided at McAndrews since that time. Besides her parents, she is survived by a number of brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the McAndrews lodge hall with Rev. Clark Farley and Rev. Howard May officiating. Burial was on Blackberry Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

FRAZIER, Lester Delano
Eloise, KY—On Friday evening at 7 o’clock God sent a band of angels down from heaven to the home of Dixie Frazier and took her dear little baby, Lester Delano, age 9 months. Delano’s stay on earth was short, but long enough to plant in our lives a love which goes only to the innocent. The little fellow was the victim of diphtheria. Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon by Rev Billie Hall and interment took place in the Eloise Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

FRAZIER, Lula (Rice)
Mrs. Lula Rice Frazier, 60 years old, a member of one of Lawrence County’s oldest families, passed away Monday morning in a local hospital after an illness of 2 weeks. She was a daughter of the late Jacob or Jake Rice, who filled a seat in the Legislature from Lawrence and Boyd Counties and was one of the most noted Free Masons of Eastern Kentucky, filling the principal chair in the Grand Lodge of the State. She was married 41 years ago to J.B. Frazier, of Two Mile. To this union was born 13 children, one having preceded the mother in death. Surviving are the husband, 8 sons and 4 daughters, Charley of Louisa, Willie of Richmond, OH, John and Jay at home, Mrs. C. M. Edwards of Sprigg, WV, Mrs. Dock Peterman, Mrs. Otto Draudt, Mrs. Howard Farmer, Mrs. Elbert Hewlett of Columbus, OH, Mrs. R. R. McGuire of Louisa, Lida and Belle at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Wheeler Evans of Waterloo, OH, and Mrs. Effie Rice of Louisa and one brother, James M. Rice of Louisa, Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was made in the Rice Cemetery near the home under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

FRAZIER, Rebecca (Bromley)
Mrs. Rebecca Bromley Frazier, 75, passed away at her home in Fort Gay, WV, last Sunday after a prolonged illness. She was a daughter of John and Rebecca Plymale Bromley, deceased, who were prominent citizens of Fort Gay and was one of 12 children. Mrs. Frazier is survived by one son, Luther L. Schumcker of Cleveland, OH. Her younger son, Paul Frazier died about 6 years ago. . Surviving are 2 brothers, Dr. A. w. Bromley of Louisa and W. C. Bromley of Huntington, WV. Impressive funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. H.B. Hewlett of Louisa officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery near Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

GOBLE, Sammy
Sammy Goble, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Goble, died at the Goble home here Sunday after months of suffering from glandular tuberculosis. He had been ill since March and his death was not unexpected. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

HALL, James Vernon
James Vernon Hall, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hall of Fullers, who fired a bullet into his abdomen Saturday, Sep 9, died Friday morning in a local hospital. Hall was reported to have quarreled with his girl, and was said either to have shot himself accidentally or intentionally, while in an automobile with Mrs. Elvira Potter and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Curnutte of near Buchanan. The bullet perforated the abdomen and intestines and pneumonia developed, his death following. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the home with Rev. H. L. Shumway, of Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

HARRIS, Dock
Dock Harris, 22 years old, died Tuesday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Exer Harris, as the result of a  hemorrhage of the lungs. He had been ill a month. The victim was a son of the last C.F. Harris. Besides his mother he is survived by 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Charles , Pearl and Frank Harris, Mrs. Dova Burchett and Miss Myrtle Harris. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

HATCHER, Jennie (Mayo)
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Jennie Mayo Hatcher, 86 years old died a the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. T. Compton, here Monday after an illness of a few months. She was the widow of Ferdinand C. Hatcher, who died 21 years ago and was formerly County Court Clerk of Pike County. She was a daughter of Lewis P. Mayo of Floyd County and the last member of the Mayo family except a half sister, Mrs. John Keel, Middle Creek, KY. She is survived by 3 sons, J. Lee Hatcher, Pikeville, David Hatcher, Osborn, KY and W.T. Hatcher, Lackey, Democratic candidate for Tax Commissioner of Floyd County and w2 daughters, Mrs. R. T. Huffman and Mrs. Compton, Pikeville. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning. Burial at Allen, KY her old home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

HAYES, Walter
Walter Hayes was born Dec 6, 1865 and departed this life Aug 23, 1933, age 67 years, 8 months and 17 days. Married to Sarah F. Daniels May 19, 1885. To them were born 3 children, Imzie of Mechanicsburg, OH, Ras of Woodstock, OH, Eva Dixon of Charley and a adopted daughter, Stella George of Ulysses, 13 grandchildren and 5 brothers and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

HENSON, Sallie (Curnutte)
Mrs. Sallie Curnutte Henson, 70 years old, passed away at her home at Fallsburg, Tuesday after an illness of 2 years. Her husband, Maston Henson died May 10, 1933. Mrs. Henson was a daughter of the late John and Lemander Chaffin Curnutte. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in the Fallsburg Cemetery. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for over 50 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Pluma Henson, at home, Mrs. Bert Cooksey of Fallsburg; 4 sons, Ray of the U. S. Army located in Massachusetts, Edwin, of Potter, Bloomer of Fallsburg, and Waywood at home, one sister, Mrs. Belle Steele of Washington, D. C. and one brother, Rube Curnutte of Liverpool, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

HUMPHREY, Chester Ireland
Chester Ireland Humphrey, 17 year old son of Mrs. Mary Humphrey Fugate, was instantly killed Friday while in swimming in the Locks here. While attempting to dive from the middle pier of the locks, his foot caught, throwing him backward and striking his head against the abutment of the dam. His body was recovered about 45 minutes later 20 feet below the dam. For more than 30 minutes workers attempted to resuscitate the boy. It is thought he suffered a concussion at the base of the brain. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Christian Church at 2:30 with the Rev. Jess Holbrook of Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Alley Cemetery, 2 miles north of Louisa under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Young Humphrey was a member of the Senior class of the Louisa High School. He was a bright student and well liked by the student body and faculty. He was a member of the Christian Church Sunday school and the Christian Endeavor. Surviving are his mother, one brother, Edward Humphrey, 13, one half brother, Earl Winton Fugate, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.  P. V. Alley of Potter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

Chester Ireland Humphrey was born on Feb 17,1 916 at Max Meadows, Wythe County, VA. As a babe he with his parents moved to Penns Grove, NJ. There he spent 2 years of his life. Later he came to Louisa to live with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Alley where he spent the remainder of his life until Friday evening, Sep 15, 1933 when the summons came on High that Chester’s life work was ended and his presence desired in a brighter world. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

HUNT, Virginia
In memory of Virginia Hunt who passed away Aug 11, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

JOHNSON, Honshell
Honshell Johnson, 64, died suddenly Friday while at work at the toll house on the Midland and Atlantic Bridge at Catlettsburg. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons, William and Kerchival Johnson and one daughter, Judith Johnson. Funeral service was held from the home Monday with Rev. Keyser, assisted by Rev. Price in charge. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

JOHNSON, Isadore
En route to a physician for treatment, Isadore Johnson, of Melvin was killed late Tuesday when, he walked head down, too close to the railroad tracks and was struck by the Left Beaver passenger train. The victim was about 35 years old and was the son of “Cool” Johnson. He is survived by his widow and 9 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

JOHNSON, Mollie Louise (Wellman)
Mrs. Mollie Louise Johnson, 30, of Center Street, Catlettsburg, died early Sunday at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Tolliver officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Sandy City, KY. Surviving are her husband, Raymond D. Johnson, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Warren Wellman of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Lindsay Wellman of Pittsburgh, and Henry Wellman of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Price Hall and Mrs. Lonnie Nickol both of Catlettsburg, and her grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Wellman of Louisa. She was born in Fort Gay, WV, Mar 28, 1903. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

KELLY, Martha
Lucasville, OH—Mrs. Martha Kelly, 72, died at her home here, Sep 1. She was a native of Lawrence County, KY and married John T. Kelly while very young. To this union 10 children were born. Five sons and 2 daughters survive. They are as follows: George of Long Branch, WV, Elizabeth and Robert of Columbus, OH, Charley of Willard, OH, Arley of Lucasville, OH, Minnie of Louisa and Eliza of Waynesburg, KY. Funeral service was held from the home of Arley Kelly of Lucasville with Rev. W. L. Rees officiating. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

KIRK, Charles Andrew
Paintsville, KY—Charles A. Kirk, 51, editor and publisher of the Paintsville Herald, and one of the most prominent men in the Big Sandy Valley, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, Friday, Sep 22. Mr. Kirk had been ill for about 5 weeks. He was stricken by pneumonia and for at time it was thought that he would recover, but  his condition became aggravated and Sep 15 he was removed to the Lexington hospital. A short time after he arrived there he underwent a blood transfusion which was reported successful and his condition was reported as satisfactory. However, he continued to grown weaker and the end came Friday. Mr. Kirk had been engaged in newspaper work for the last 35 years. He published a newspaper at Louisa and in Ashland. After selling his paper in Ashland he returned here and began the publication of the Herald which has grown under his editorship to be one of the leading weeklies of the state. In addition to the publication of the Herald, Mr. Kirk also owned and operated the Herald Hotel the past 3 years.

Mr. Kirk’s passing is mourned today by hundreds of people in the Big Sandy and throughout the Tri-State where he was well and favorably known. He belonged to all of the Masonic bodies, The Rotary Club and was a member of the Mayo Memorial M. E. Church, South. Mr. Kirk is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Preston Kirk, one son, Raymond L. Kirk, and one daughter, Mrs. Whitney Kemper of Lexington; 2 brothers, Jim and Matt Kirk and one sister, Mrs. Hessie Hampton of Kermit, WV and 2 grandsons, Charles Kirk Kemper and Raymond Lynn Kemper of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Mayo Memorial Church where he had long been a member and regular attendant. Masonic burial rites at the Preston Cemetery by the lodges of Paintsville and Inez. Pallbearers were Mr. Frank Persail and 8 cousins of Mr. Kirk, Elmer, Roscoe, Chester, Conrad, Holmes, Louie, and A. J. Kirk, Jr. and Arthur Phillis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

LAYNE, Rebecca (Hardin)
Mrs. Rebecca Layne, 62 years old, wife of F. C. Layne, died at her home on Five Forks, Saturday morning at 12:10 after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of the late John and Polly Euster Hardin. The body was taken to the home of her son, John Layne, at Williamson Saturday afternoon by H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Funeral rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Williamson and interment in the Fairview Cemetery there. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Matewan, WV having lived there until 2 years ago, when she moved to Five Forks, near Louisa. She is survived by her husband and 4 sons, John Layne of Williamson, Janson Layne of Gilbert, WV, Tom Layne of Louisa and Morgan Layne, address unknown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

LEEKE, George
George Leeke was killed in an automobile accident on Little Paint in Floyd County, Saturday night in a head-on collision of a Ford coupe and a truck. The truck hit Mr. Leeke’s car just after dark. The accident occurred between the East Point and Prestonsburg. Mr. Leeke, a dairyman and Herschel Patrick of Denver, Johnson County, were driving towards Prestonsburg and Bill Spears was driving the truck. Mr. Leeke suffered internal injuries and his death occurred soon afterwards,. He was about 40 years old and is survived by his wife and 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

Within a hundred yards of where he was to turn from the Mayo Trail into the quiet and compasstive safety of the branch road leading to his home on Little Paint Creek, George Leake, 39 year old farmer, was fatally injured early Friday evening when his car and a truck collided. He died at 5 o’clock the following morning. The crash took place at the curve below W.L. Baldridge’s store. At the hospital in Paintsville, Mr. Leake was told that 2 of his ribs were broken abut that he was not seriously hurt. Until 3 o’clock Saturday morning he slept restfully. An hour later he died. The victim was a son of the late M. M. Leake and of Mrs. Rhoda Leake, who survives. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Baldridge Leake and 2 children, Denvil and Charles Donld, 4 brothers, J. W., Marion, Sam, and tom Leake of East Point and 3 sisters, Mrs. Russell Kiser of Cleveland, VA, Mrs. J. L. Williamson, Irvine, KY and Miss Katherine Leake of East Point. The funeral rites were conducted Sunday from the Church of God, Little Paint. Member of Zebulon Lodge joined with the East Point Masonic Lodge in the impressive burial ritual of the order a the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

LITTLE, Mrs. Joe
Ill for the past 6 months, Mrs.  Joe Little of Crider Heights, Boyd County, died Monday morning. She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Belcher of Wheelwright, KY several brothers and sisters and her mother in law, Mrs. Mary Alice Burke of the Mayor Trail, near Catlettsburg. Mr. Little is employed as a night watchman by the Kentucky State Highway Department. Funeral service was held Tuesday in the home of Mrs. Mary Alice Burke. Interment was made in the Hensley Cemetery at Chadwick’s Creek, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

MARCUM, J. M.
Elder J. M. Marcum, one of the oldest United Baptist ministers in this section, died at his home in the Wilsondale community Aug 16. He was 86 years old and ha been a minister for 65 years. Elder Marcum was known as a good Christian gentleman and his death is mourned by many in Wayne County. He joined the church in 1866 and was ordained to preach 2 years later. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

MAY, Cecil
A bullet from a .32 calibre revolver accidentally fired thought his body by his 9 year old brother, Wilbur, resulted in the death of Cecil May, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry May of this place. Details of the tragedy as told by the little victim’s brother, who has been nigh-hysterical with grief since the shot was fired, indicate that the tot himself procured a revolver from a desk in his father’s garage and service station here and that as the older boy tried to wrest the weapon from the child’s grasp it was accidentally discharged. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

MCCOWN, George
Last rites for George W. McCown, 37 year old veteran of the World War, who died Wednesday after a year’s illness, were held Friday from the home in Ashland. He was buried in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. McCown is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma McCown, one son, Everett McCown of Pikeville and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Nancy Glanfie and Mrs. Ada Cochran all of Wayland, KY. He was born in Pikeville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

MORMAN, Susanne
Mrs. Susanne Morman, of Naples, KY, died at her home at Greenup, Sep 5th at the age of 76. Surviving is her husband, Henry Morman, and the following children, George Morman, Fullerton, KY, Fred Morman, Nelsonville, OH, Mrs. Maggie Waugh, Naples, KY, Mrs. Grace Logan, Estill, KY, Mrs. Della Mead, Lackey, KY, Mrs. Carrie McCalvin, Rosmore, WV, Mrs. Callie Pierce, Omar, WV and Mrs. Rosie Bullion, Naples, KY. Funeral services were held at the home with Rev. Claws of the Holiness Church in charge. Interment in the Morman Cemetery at Naples. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

MULLENS, Genevieve
A child was killed and 3 others of the family critically injured when the driver of a truck in which they were riding lost control of the machine and it plunged over an embankment, 3 miles below Paintsville on the Mayo Trail last Sunday about 3 o’clock. Genevieve Mullens, 8, a daughter of Benntt Mullens of  Somerset, KY, was killed almost instantly. The father and 2 other children, Harold, 9, and Hensford, 11, were patients in a hospital in Paintsville where it was said that their condition was grave. Witnesses said that they believed a blowout caused George Wesley, driver of the truck to lose control of his machine. Mullens with his 6 children left Somerset Saturday with his family and household goods for Elkhorn City, where he had recently obtained employment. The mother had died some years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

NEWBERRY, S. W.
S. W. Newberry, 77, prominent eastern Kentucky Democratic leader and for more than 20 years manager of the United Fuel Company, died Sunday at his home at Inez, KY, following a brief illness. A brother of Jeff Newberry, Huntington shoe manufacturer, Mr. Newberry was born in Wise County, VA and moved to Inez at the age of 17. Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church, South, there by the Rev. H.B. Hewlett of Louisa and Rev. Fairchild of Inez, Tuesday afternoon. Burial following in the family cemetery. The Marion Hale Masonic Lodge of which he was a member conducted their rites at the grave. G. R. Lewis of the Louisa lodge was acting master. He is survived by the widow, a son, Tivia Newberry, a daughter, Mrs. Josie Hale, all of Inez, 2 brothers, J. C. Newberry of Inez, and Jeff Newberry of Huntington; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Copley of Inez, Mrs. M. J. Osborn of Huntington and Mrs. Josie Crum of Lexington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

PATRICK, George
George Patrick, 70, who took his own life by drinking poison near his home early Wednesday was buried in Camp Creek Cemetery in Wayne county following funeral services Friday at the B. Street Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Mr. King officiated. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Stella Ward of Harvey, IL, Mrs. alice Short of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ola Thompson of Ona, Mrs. Myrtle Short of St. Albans, Mrs. Fannie Gregory and Mrs. Jeannette Wroten of Huntington, one son, Henry Patrick, with whom he lived, and 2 brothers, Marian Patrick of Nolan, WV and Manuel Patrick of Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

PATRICK, George Frank
George Frank Patrick, 17, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patrick of Gun Creek, Magoffin County, was instantly killed late Saturday evening, Sep 9, on Mason Creek, when the car in which he was riding collided with the car of Dr. D. R. Skaggs of Royalton, driven by Dr.  Skaggs’ daughter in law, Mrs. Horace G. Skaggs. Young Patrick  was riding on the left running board of the car driven by his brother, Henry Patrick. The car, which was a one seater, was said to have contained 3 in the seat and one on each running board. The left front corner of the frame of the Skaggs car struck the youth in the head, killing him instantly. None of the other occupants of either car were seriously hurt, although both cars were badly damaged. Mrs. Skaggs was accompanied by her husband. She is the former Miss Mildred Mansfield of Lexington, KY. She and Mr. Skaggs were married Sep 2 and were spending their honeymoon at Royalton with Mr. Skaggs’ parents. Besides the parents the boy is survived by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

PAYNE, Osie (Caldwell)
Mrs. Osie Caldwell Payne, 31, passed away in a local hospital Friday morning following a major operation performed Wednesday of last week. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lina Caldwell of Houckville and three brothers. Funeral service was held at her home at Houckville Saturday with interment in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

PERRY, Oscar
Oscar Perry, 27 years old, a well known Wayne Countian, sustained fatal injuries in a sawmill accident on Sweet Water Creek, Aug 25, the day after he had been married to Miss Flora Damron. The young man and Miss Damron were married in Williamson Aug 24 and returned to this county where he was employed at a sawmill owned by his father, Jim Perry, on Sweet Water Creek. Following the accident Mr. Perry was taken to a Kenova hospital for treatment, but he died shortly afterwards. Funeral services were held lat Sunday and burial was in the Silas Copley cemetery at McComas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

PRESTON, Rebecca (Allen)
Illness of several days attendant upon advanced age resulted in the death on Wednesday evening of last week of Mrs. Rebecca Allen Preston, 75 years old, one of Floyd County’s best women. The end came at the Preston home at Warco. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Felix M. Allen, Mrs. Preston was one of a pioneer Floyd county family. Her husband was the late Arthur Preston. Mrs. Preston is survived by 6 daughters, Miss Anna Preston, Mrs. Sue Ward, Miss Ella Preston, at home, Mrs. Mary Webb, Lackey, Mrs. Amanda turner and Mrs. Rhoda Allen of Northern, One daughter, Miss Oma Preston, former superintendent of Floyd County schools, died 5 years ago. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Friday the Rev. O. P. Smith officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

PRICE, George M.
Funeral service for George M. Price, 31, of Catlettsburg, who committed suicide early Friday morning at his home, were held Sunday afternoon from the residence. The rites were very impressive with members of both the Elk and Masonic Lodges participating. Rev. Arden P. Keyser, pastor of the Catlettsburg, M. E. Church, South, was in charge of the short service. The Elks, with Garden Ewing in charge conducted a brief ritual at the ome and the Masonic with Charles Rous acting, had charge of the service at the grave in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Pall bearers were members of both lodges and close friends of the deceased. They were Connie M. Martin, Ishmal Frazier, Kelley D. Harper, Phil L. Miller, Thursdon Cox, and W. C. Chapman, of Louisa. Mr. Price is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel Price, and 2 uncles, Harry F. Price of Catlettsburg and Sterling Price of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

RAYBURN, Joseph Shelton
Joseph Shelton Rayburn, 10 year sold, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rayburn, on Big Hurricane Creek, WV, Saturday after an illness of 3 days of diphtheria. Funeral service was held Monday morning at 10 from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Billups on Big Hurricane with Rev. Dan Curnutte and Rev. Ban Hodge officiating. Interment was made in the Christian Cemetery at the forks of Big Hurricane. He attended the Baptist Sunday school. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, 4 brothers, Woodrow, Marvin Roy, Ulysses, Bernice at home and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Belcher, Prichard, WV and Iva at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

RICE, Yank B.
Yank B. Rice, age 60 years, died on his farm on Asa Creek, Sep 16. Mr. Rice was stricken suddenly and without warning with a heart attack and died almost instantly while turning ground on his farm.  He always enjoyed splendid health and his death came as a shock. Mr. Rice was one of the most prominent citizens of Johnson County and had held many position of trust since coming to this county. At the time of his death he was chairman of the Johnson County Board of Education. He was a prominent Mason and Master of Oil Springs lodge, also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter of Paintsville. He was a son of the late Henry Clay Rice of Magoffin County. Members of the Johnson County Board of Education and members of the Oil Springs and Masonic Lodges attended the funeral and burial Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

ROSE, Mrs. Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Rose, 70 years old, died Aug 13 at the home of her son, German Miller in West Portsmouth, as the result of an illness attendant upon advanced age. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters, German Miller, Mrs. Eliza Bailey and Mrs. Sherman Muncy. Funeral services were conducted Aug 14, Revs. Alex Stephens, Sherman May and Lon Conley officiating. Burial was made in the West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

SKAGGS, E. C.
E. C. Skaggs, 91 years old, widely known resident of Ceredo and a veteran of the Civil War, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Cole, in Ceredo after an illness of 2 months. Mr. Skaggs was born at Sandy Cliffs, KY, Jun 2, 1842.  When he was 8 years old, he went to East Lynn, WV, with his parents. He was 19 years old at the opening of the Civil War, enlisting in the Confederate troops at Trouts Hill, in Wayne County, serving throughout the war and taking part in the battle of Gettysburg under General Jenkins and Colonel Jamison Ferguson. In 1867, he was married to Miss Martha Fry Coe, who preceded him in death. Throughout the Tri-state district, Mr. Skaggs was known as “Uncle Clark”. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Ceredo, Friday. The Rev. Mr. Pennington and the Rev. Mr. Maynard officiating. Burial in Crescent Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Jenkins of Portsmouth, a son, John E. Skaggs of Charleston, 2 stepsons, C. Cole of Huntington, and Lafayette Cole of South Point, OH, a brother, Jesse Skaggs of Wayne and a sister, Mrs. Lourissa Smith of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

SKEENS, Drew
Drew Skeens, 48, a semi invalid for the past 22 years, died at his home near Potter, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, after suffering a stroke of paralysis Sunday afternoon. Mr. Skeens, a son of the late Granville and Sarah Kelley Skeens, was born and reared at Hulette, WV. He had lived at Potter and Fullers most of his life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Fallsburg and a member of the Baptist church for the past 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Fannin Skeens, 6 daughters, Mrs. Max Smith and Mrs. Ed Henson of Fuller, Miss Helen Skeens of Ashland and Anis, Elizabeth and Louvada Skeens at home and one son, Kenos of Fuller. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the home with the Rev. Elkins of Catlettsburg officiating. Interment was made in the Bernard Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

SLOAN, John
John Sloan, 25, a coal miner of Ligon, died in a hospital at Martin, Floyd County, Monday of a bullet wound inflicted at Ligon at 7 o’clock Saturday night. Two men are in jail at Prestonsburg in connection with the shooting. One is charged with the shooting and the other with giving him the gun. They voluntarily went to jail in company with a Ligon resident. Formal charges were expected to be filed. Authorities were told that the three men were friends and that they apparently had an argument while drinking. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

Angered at he wife, following a dispute, A Ligon miner is alleged to have predicted Sunday when he left home that he would not return home alive. And before nightfall was fatally wounded. The miner, John Slone, was dead at Ligon Sunday evening. He died in the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, a bullet from a .38 calibre revolver in his side. Kirk Vance and Creed Martin, also of Ligon, were jailed here by R. L. Newsom and face a grand jury inquiry into the shooting. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

STAFFORD, Charles
Paintsville, KY—Sep 23—Charles Stafford, 75, retired business man and wealthy real estate owner, died at his home near Paintsville, last Friday of a heart ailment, form which he had been a sufferer for many years. For more than a half century, Mr. Stafford had been prominent in business circles in Johnson County and throughout Big Sandy, but for the past few years he had been in retirement because of poor health and had spent part of the time, especially the winter months in Florida. He is survive by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Stafford, one adopted daughter, Mrs. Stewart Baals, one sister, Mrs. James W. Auxier and 2 brothers, H. M. and Frew Stafford of Paintsville. Impressive funeral services was held from the home Sunday morning, the Rev. O. J. Polley officiating, with burial following in the Stafford cemetery near there, and was attended by a large gathering of friends. Pallbearers were Delma Preston, Tobe Fairchild, Garland Rice, B. L. Greer, C. O. McDougle, Cecil Greer, Fletcher Sharp and J. J. Auxier. Mr. Stafford was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Stafford, who lived near Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

STANLEY, John Milton
John Milton Stanley, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ollie Barber of Bolts Fork Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock. Mr. Stanley had been in failing health for 2 years. He was born in Boyd County and was a prominent farmer, being well known throughout the county. Mr.  Stanley is survived by the following children: Millard Stanley of Ashland, Mrs.  Nora Childers of Rush, KY, Allen Stanley of Danville, KY, Oscar Stanley of Ashland, Will Stanley of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Lora Riffe of Bolts Fork and Mrs. Lela Reeves of Logan, WV, one brother, Rev. J. B. Stanley of Summit, KY, 3 sisters, Mrs. Hannah French of Greenup, Mrs. Alice French of Ashland and Mrs. Nannie Clay of Rush, KY; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 from the Ross Chapel and burial made in the Ross Chapel Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 22, 1933

 

STURGILL, Audra
Miss Audra Sturgill, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sturgill, of Jones Fork, near Lackey, died at the Paintsville hospital Thursday night, Aug 17, after an illness of only a few days with dysentery, with the bereaved parents at the bedside. The bereaved parents  and the following brothers and sisters survive. Misses Mary and Mae Sturgill, at home, and Mrs. Claude Pack of Garrett, Arthur, Forrest and Mabrey all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

THOMPSON, Maria (Waldeck)
After an illness of more than 3 years, Mrs. Maria Waldeck Thompson, wife of Judge T. S. Thompson, died at their home in Louisa on Friday afternoon, Sep 8th. She was 61 years old. They married 34 years ago. Two children were born to them, but both died in infancy. Besides her husband, Mrs. Thompson is survived by a brother, Dr. George N. Waldeck, of Huntington and an uncle, Mr. John A. Waldeck of Louisa. She was a devout member of the M. E. Church, South, from the time of her conversion at the age of 16. She was a Sunday School teacher for 16 years. The funeral was held at the home on Madison Street on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor, and Rev. H. W. Ware, former pastor of Mrs. Thompson’s church participated in the funeral services and both paid beautiful and well deserved tributes to Mrs. Thompson. They told her patient devotion and sacrifice to her invalid mother and sister who preceded her to the better land of her fine Christian character and of the deep interest she manifested in the church to the end of her life. Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of William H. and Cynthia Ellen Burgess Waldeck, scion of 2 of the best families in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Sep 15, 1933

VANHOOSE, Nan (Baldwin)
Mrs. Nan VanHoose, 89, a member of one of Johnson County most prominent families, died Monday at the old VanHoose homestead near Mingo on Toms Creek of infirmities incident to advanced age. Mrs. VanHoose was the widow of Henry J. VanHoose, who preceded her to the grave a quarter of a century ago. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 50 years and was a regular attendant at church. She is survived by 2 sons, Don C. VanHoose, postmaster at Paintsville and Warren M. VanHoose who is connected with the State Inspection and Examiners Office, Frankfort, KY. She was formerly Miss Nan Baldwin, daughter of the late Thomas Baldwin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

WEBB, Missouri (Stambaugh)
Mrs. Missouri Webb, age 83, died at her home at Sitka, this county, Monday, following a long illness. Mrs. Webb was one of the best known and highly respected Christian women of the Toms Creek section of the county. Mrs. Webb had been an invalid for the past 11 years. Mrs. Webb is survive by one daughter and 2 sons, Fan Webb and Sonny Webb, both of Sitka and Clate Webb of Alcott, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 1, 1933

WHITE, Mrs. Lawrence O.
Mrs. Lawrence O. White, 38, resident of Friendship, Boyd County, died in an Ashland hospital Saturday. She had been ill for the past several weeks. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, Kenneth, aged 4 and Kendall, aged 2, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel White  of Middletown, OH, and Mrs. Mollie Robinette of Landham, WV, and 2 brothers, Robert Burns of Springfield, OH and Scott Burns of East Fork. Her father, Ollie Burns of East Fork, also survives. Funeral services were held Monday from the home on Bear Creek in charge of Rev. L. D. Roe, pastor of the Grassland Church. Burial in the Fannin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 22, 1933

WHITT, John
Martin, KY—Ten year old John Whitt, Jr., died of a 32 calibre bullet wound in the abdomen at the Beaver Valley hospital here Thursday of last week, the victim of a playmate’s prank. The Whitt boy, son of John Morgan Whitt, a farmer who lives 2 miles from Garrett, KY, was engaged in a task for his father Monday, when the 13 year old son of Willard Rowe approached with a revolver in his hand. The Rose youth place a bullet into the gun’s chamber saying, “I’m going to kill you.” He snapped the gun four times, witnesses said, the fourth sending a bullet into the Whitt child’s body. Authorities had taken no action against the Rowe boy today. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

WILLIAMS, Ave Louise
Miss Ava Louise Williams, 16, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Eli Williams, of South Ashland, died at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland Monday morning following an operation for appendicitis. Her condition had been critical for several days. Miss Williams was a sophomore in the Ashland Senior High School and a member of the Baptist Church, being active in both church and school activities. She is survived by her parents, Rev. Williams, former pastor of the Louisa Baptist church, and Mrs. Williams and 2 sisters, Thelma and Helen Lou. Funeral service was held from the United Baptist Church with Rev. E. L. Edens and Rev. John R. Gilpin officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 15, 1933

WILLIAMS, Edward R.
Funeral service for Edward R. Williams, 71 year old Grayson merchant who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Green M. Robinson, was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock a the Christian Church in Grayson. Mr. Williams retired about a year ago after being a merchant of 50 years. He had been ill several months before his death. He was born at Cannonsburg, KY, and was well known throughout Carter and Boyd Counties. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robinson of Ashland, one son, E. J. Williams of Biloxi, Miss., one sister, Mrs. M. O. Shriver, of Augusta. He was a member of the Christian Church of Grayson and Trimble Lodge No. 145 F & AM. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 8, 1933

WILSON, Jessie E. (Nichols)
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ironton for Mrs. Jessie E. Nichols Wilson, who died Saturday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ole Nichols, after a long illness. Rev. Gallion officiated at the rites and interment was in Woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her mother, 3 children, Ruth, Ruby and Raymond, 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Gregg and Mrs. Fred Runyon of Buffalo and 2 brothers, Carl of Pikeville, KY and Lawrence of Somersville, Mass. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

WOODS, Will
Will (Shorty) woods, age 61, died at his home in West Paintsville, Friday, following an illness of more than a year from kidney trouble. Mr. Woods had been a life long citizen of Paintsville and was a son of Aunt Lucinda Woods who died about 5 years ago. He is survived by  2 brothers, Ben F. Woods and Jasper Woods of Paintsville. His wife preceded him in death. Funeral services from the home Friday. Burial in the old Paintsville City cemetery beside his wife and baby. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 29, 1933

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ADAMS, Thomas
Thomas Adams, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Adams, Garrett, KY, died in Pikeville Friday morning, Sep 22 after an illness of nearly a year with diabetes. His brief life was spent mainly in the school room where he displayed unusual talent for drawing. He attended school at Betsy Layne and Martin, KY and at Pikeville. Besides his parents and grandparents, 2 brothers and one sister survive. The body was laid to rest at Betsy Layne, KY Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

ADDINGTON, Frances
Mrs. Frances Addington, widow of the late Judge Addington, died Wednesday a the home at Sugar Loaf, a victim of dropsy, from which she had suffered from several months. She was about 60 years old. Mrs. Addington was a daughter of the late Bill Hubbard and was a sister of former Magistrate Malcolm Hubbard, now of Gallipolis, OH. One daughter, Mrs. Clyde Hubbard, survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

ALLEN, Grover C.
Deputy Sheriff Grover C. Allen, 41 years old, dropped dead on Monday night at the Winchester Coal Company camp above here, victim of a heart attack. En route to Martin with his brother, R. T. Allen, he was apparently in good health and the end came without warning. He died shortly after his brother and others reached him. The son of the late Elliott Allen and Mrs. Willie Allen, of West Prestonsburg, he was born at Carver, Magoffin County, Jun 7, 1892, but his parents moved to this county when he was quite young. He had been a deputy sheriff under Sheriff B. L. Sturgill and Lee. P. May and was known as a fearless officer. Mr. Allen was first married to Miss Josie Jenson, one son of this union survives. After the death of the first wife he was married to Miss Doll Hobson, who survives. The son, Cornelius Allen, received word of his father’s death while at Bodfish, CA, a member of the Citizens Conservation Corps. Mr. Allis is survived by his mother and brothers and sisters. Pending the arrival of Mr. Allen’s son from California, funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

BOYD, Albritton
Albritton Boyd, a youth of Van Lear, was killed at Offutt when crushed beneath the wheels of a coal train. He left home to go to work but boarded a coal train going west. He lost balance and fell beneath the wheels of the train. One leg and one arm were severed, in addition to head and internal wounds. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Boyd and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

BURKE, Mildred Maxine
Mildred Maxine, the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burke, died at her home in Prichard last Thursday. The child succumbed after about a weeks illness with diphtheria. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, at home, her grandmother, Mrs. Susie Warden of Kenova and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Burke of Kenova Interment was made in the Burke cemetery near Prichard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

CASSADY, Richard F.
Richard F. Cassady, 74, citizen of Inez, Martin County, died from injuries received when hit by an automobile on the street there Sunday evening. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons, Earl and Clyde Cassady. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

CLAY, Dewey
Dewey Clay, 40 years old, of Ashland, was instantly killed Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock when his automobile went over an embankment on the Miller Branch hill, fifteen miles south of Louisa. Lem Rice, 23, of Catlettsburg, who was with him escaped with minor injuries. It is reported that Clay, who was driving at a high rate of speed, as he neared the top of the hill struck a rough place in the road causing him to lose control of the car going over the embankment and turning over twice.Rrice was thrown clear of the car but Clay was caught under the wheel and was crushed in the chest. In a few minutes after the accident another car came along and with the aid of these motorist, Rice lifted the machine off Clay and his body was brought here to the Curtright Funeral Home. the body was later claimed by Clay's parents at Paintsville and removed there in an ambulance from Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

CONLEY, Curtis
Curtis Conley, 22 years old, Garrett, died in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin ,after both his legs had been severed by a train at or near Garrett, Sunday. When received at the hospital, his condition had been rendered critical by loss of blood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

CONLEY, Mintie (Rice)
Mrs. Minite Conley, age about 65, died Monday at the Wells Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Conley was a well known and highly respected woman. She was a member of a large and well known family of Johnson County, being a daughter of the lat William Rice. She was the wife of the late George W. Conley who died several years ago. She is survived by one brother, Dick Rice of Colista, 5 children as follows: Morris Conley in the U. S. Army, Bernice and Elmer Conley and Mrs. Terry Fairchild, all of Paintsville and Mrs. Tom Daniel of Oil Springs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

COOKSEY, Laura
Mrs. Laura Cooksey, 72, widow of George W. Cooksey, died at her home Thursday night after an illness of several months. She had resided in Ashland for the last 10 years and she had a host of friends who were grieved by the news of her death. Surviving Mrs. Cooksey are 8 children, Miss Clara Cooksey and Mrs. Bertha Lawson of Ashland, Mrs.  C. O. Johnson of Huntington, Logan, Laud and Chester Cooksey of Ashland and Fred and Leonard Cooksey of Cannonsburg. She also leaves 3 brothers, Davis Eastham of Fort Branch, WV and Robert and Eli Eastham of Kenova, WV and 4 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice of Rush, Mrs. Mary Crossen of Kenova, Mrs. Amantha Robinette of Cannonsburg and Mrs. Rose Gault of Kenova, also 11 grandchildren. Funeral service was held form the Second Baptist Church Sunday with Rev. W. K. Wood and Rev. T. P.  Simmons in charge. Burial was made in the Eastham Cemetery at Cannonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

CRABTREE, Eureka
Mrs. Eureka Crabtree, 55, died Su9nday night a the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. R. Adams at Charley, after an illness of 10 days. She was a daughter of the late Smith and Martha Whitt Crabtree. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the home of her son, Elmer Crabtree, 2 miles below Louisa, with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating. Interment was made in the Crabtree cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Adams, one son, Elmer Crabtree, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. B. Blankenship of Edgarton, WV, Mrs. Marinda Blankenship of Louisa, 5 brothers, Carr Crabtree of Washington, D. C., Sam Crabtree of Springfield, MO, Smith Crabtree of Charleston, WV, Sol and Jack Crabtree of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

DAMRON, M. F.
M.F. Damron, 72, merchant of Dunlow, Wayne county, who died at his home Sunday following a lingering illness was buried in the Damron family cemetery near Dunlow Monday afternoon following funeral services at the home. Mr. Damron, member of a well known Wayne County family, underwent an operation in a Huntington hospital several weeks ago. The son of the late Moses D. and Sara Copley Damron, Millard Fillmore Damron was born near Fort Gay, Wayne County. He had been engaged in the mercantile business in Wayne and Mingo counties for many years. He is survived by the widow at home, one son, G. C. Damron, of Man, Logan County and 3 sisters, Mrs. William R. Parsley and Mrs. Virginia Wilson White of Kenova and Mrs. Ida Watts Smith of Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

DANIELS, Troy R.
Troy R. Daniels, 28 years old, manager of the Master Auto Service Garage, died Tuesday night at the Paintsville Hospital, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Oct 7 in Bridgford. Troy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Daniel and had lived in Paintsville all his life with the exception of nearly 2 years he was in the State of Washington. Before leaving for Washington, he had been head of the Troy Motor Company and had been in charge of the service department of his father’s garage. While in the west Troy was manager of the service department of the Chevrolet and Pontiac automobile company’s Seattle branch. He resigned to return to Paintsville nearly 2 years ago. Since his return here, he had been in the garage business. Troy was educated in the public schools here and studied the violin becoming quite adept with this instrument. He was one of the finest young men in this city, strictly sober, honest and law abiding. More people called at the hospital while he was there than ever went to see another patient, it was said. Wednesday was his wedding anniversary. He was married Oct 18,1 927 to Miss Edith Daniel, daughter of former sheriff Grant Daniel and Mrs. Daniel. Besides his wife and his father and mother, he is survived by 2 children, Troy Atlee, age 4 and Frances age one year old, 3 brothers, LeRoy, Robert and Morse Mitchell Daniel, 4 sisters, Mrs. C. P. Davenport, Misses Margie, Jacoline and Jimmie Ruth Daniel. Funerals services were held at the Mayo Memorial Church Thursday afternoon. Burial in the Old Town cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

EDDY, James Frank
EDDY, Bertie
Ripley, WV, Oct 16—Ralph Eddy, 17 years old, is in the county jail charged with  killing his father and stepmother and police say he confessed blaming the cou0ple’s “constant quarreling” for his act. Missing since Sep 11 when the Rev. James Frank Eddy, pastor of a small church at Trace Fork, and his wife, Mrs. Bertie Eddy were found slain in their home, young Eddy was arrested yesterday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

ELAM, Arvel
Pikeville, KY—Arvel Elam, 39, restaurant owner of Martin, KY, was shot and killed at the Tourist Camp on the Mayo Trail, 5 miles south of here at 2:30 a.m. Monday and Bob Newsome, surrendered to Deputy Sheriff J. H. Childers immediately afterwards. Childers siad he went to the camp and found Elam lying on the floor shot to death and a .45 calibre pistol by his side. He had been shot twice in the face. Newsome, according to Childers, claims Elam drew his pistol before he shot him. Elam was a cripple and traveled on crutches. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Bessie Nosley of Emma, KY and 3 sons, Oliver, 17, Audra . 13, and Otto, 9. Newsome was taken before Judge Pauley Tuesday morning where his bond was fixed at$10,000 . He was charged with killing Kelly Johnson at Wheelwright, KY, about a year ago and was later acquitted, Childers said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

ELAM, Wayne Carson
Wayne Carson Elma, the 10 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Elam died in Ashland after an illness of 6 weeks. The child is survived by his parents, one brother, 5 sisters and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Elam of Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Casey of West Liberty. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

FOSTER, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann Foster, 15 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Foster of Fort Gay, died Thursday after an illness of 5 days of diphtheria. Funeral service was held at the Billups Gap cemetery Friday afternoon with Rev. McKenzie officiating. Interment was made there under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. The parents, 3 brothers and 5 sisters, survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

FUGATE, Beulah
Mrs. Beulah Fugate, 36 years old, of Wrigley, Morgan County, died Sunday of injuries suffered Saturday when an automobile, left a highway and rolled down an embankment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

GILBERT, Floyd
Greenup, KY, Oct 17, a warrant charging murder of Ben Potter, 28 years old, one of 2 men slain in a family fight near here Saturday night, was issued here against Oliver Gilbert, 28, on information supplied authorities by Clyde Potter, brother of the slain man. Gilbert’s brother, Floyd Gilbert, 32, was the other victim of the fight which occurred after a pie social at Tulga school house. Gilbert died at his home of knife wounds, shortly after the trouble, while Potter died Sunday morning in a hospital at Ironton, OH of shotgun wounds. In a dying statement, Potter is reported to have named Oliver Gilbert as his slayer. County authorities said that bruises on the body of Potter indicated that he had been severely beaten in a fight previous to the time he was fatally wounded while he rode his mule to his home. Verdict of a coroner’s jury, Sunday, placed the responsibility for Gilbert’s death on Potter. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Wolf Creek school house with Rev. Daniel Bowling officiating. Burial at Hoods Creek. Funeral services for Gilbert were conducted Tuesday afternoon at his home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

HALL, Garvie
Garvie Hall, 30, well known citizen of Sandy City, passed away Sunday evening at 7:45 following an illness of 2 years. Mr. Hall was the son of Bud Hall of that city and Mrs. Nancy Hall of Louisa. He was born and reared in Louisa but had resided in Sandy city for the past 16 years, during which time he had made a great number of friends. He was employed by the C & O at the Ashland terminal prior to his long illness.  Surviving are his widow, 2 daughters, Ruth, 7 and Betty Jo, 10, one son, Robert, 11, his mother, Mrs. Nancy Hall of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe Martin and Mrs. Oma  Harris of Ashland and 3 brothers, Cal and Elza of Columbus and Ernest of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

HENSLEY, William Henry
William Henry Hensley, 43 years old, Kenova attorney and justice of the peace, who died Thursday night at his home was buried in Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington following funeral services at the First Baptist Church of Kenova Saturday afternoon. Rev. Norris Gilliam officiated and burial services were in charge of B.P.O Elks Lodge No. 942 of Catlettsburg. Mr. Hensley was born at Wayne, Oct 39, 1889, the son of Johnson Hensley and Mary Louise Hensley. He was a graduate of the law school of West Virginia University. He also had studied at Marshall College. In 1904 he was a page in the house of representatives at Frankfort, KY. He practiced law from 1913 to 1931, when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of H. H. Cyrus, justice of the peace. To this office he was reelected in 1932. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Hensley, 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Rost and Rebecca Hensley, a son, William Henry Hensley, Jr., granddaughter, Ruth Elizabeth Rost, sister, Mrs. W. M. Grate of Ceredo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

HIGGINS, Allen
Allen Higgins, 8, son of “Hi” Higgins of Warco, died at the Beaver Valley hospital last Friday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident near his home on Tuesday previous. The victim was riding in a car driven by Henry Flanery, when a head-on collision occurred with a car driven by Milt Umble. Both cars when over a steep embankment, the other occupants of the cars escaped injuries. Heavy dust is ascribed as the cause of the accident, other cars having just passed the fatal spot stirring up the impenetrable dust, hence the serious accident. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

HOPKINS, John C.
Prestonsburg, KY—Oct 16, John C. Hopkins, 50 years old, prominent Floyd County attorney, shot and killed himself in his home here at noon today. Spending the greater part of last week in the room of his home, suffering from a cold, Mr. Hopkins is reported to have told his wife and other members of his family, who were at his bedside at the time, to leaved the room in order that the could take  short nap. Mrs. Hopkins and the others had been out of the room a short time when they heard a revolver shot. They returned and found him mortally wounded. The bullet had entered the mouth and emerged from the back of the neck, near the base of the brain. He had been accustomed to keeping a revolver beneath his pillow while he slept, members of the family said. A native of Prestonsburg, Mr. Hopkins was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Hopkins, members of a prominent Eastern Kentucky family. His father was a former congressman from the old Tenth Congressional district. He was a graduate of the law college of the University of Virginia and attended Centre College. Danville, KY. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination of county judge of this county in the primary election in August. He had been a member of the Floyd County bar for the past 25 years. Several years ago, he was married to Miss Valentine Pieratt of Morgan County. Mrs. Hopkins and a son, John C. Hopkins, Jr., a student in Kentucky Military Institute, survive. He was a brother of Mrs. T. E. Dimick of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at the Prestonsburg Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon, Interment in the Hopkins family plot in Davison Cemetery here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

JOBE, Sam J.
Sam J. Jobe, 60, passed away on Monday of this week at his home in Akron, OH. The body was brought here and removed to the home of his father in law, Cobe Sparks, on Morgans Creek. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. K. Woods, pastor of the Pollard Baptist Church of Ashland, officiating. Interment was made in the Jobe Cemetery on Twin Branch, this county, under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Mr.  Jobe was a successful teacher in Lawrence County schools for some years, later taking up the study of law. He was a practicing attorney in Louisa for some time and about 14 years ago located In Akron, OH. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jobe, deceased, whose home was on Twin Branch. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nora Sparks Jobe, Mr. Jobe is survived by 3 sons, Goebel, Milton and Homer, all of Akron. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

LAMBERT, James A.
Funeral services for James A. Lambert, 73 years old, who died Saturday night at his home on Kenova route 1, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Neal Baptist Church at Neal, WV, with Rev. Jerry Harmon of Huntington, officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Mr. Lambert, a native of Tazewell County, VA formerly made his headquarters in Huntington while in the bridge contracting business in that section. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Laura B. Lambert, 4 sons, Emmett, Roy and Virgil Lambert, of Kenova, and James W. Lambert who is stationed in Honolulu with the Untied States Army; 2 daughters, , Mrs. Harry Ferguson of Kenova, and Miss Pearl Lambert of Huntington, a brother, Uriah Lambert of Toler, KY and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

MAY, Elizabeth Stewart
Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart May, 78 years old, formerly of Catlettsburg, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Handley, in Huntington. She was a native of Virginia. Funeral service was held Saturday morning from the Klingel Funeral Home in Huntington, with the Rev. A. P. Keyser, pastor of the Catlettsburg M.E. Church, South, officiating. Interment was in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Handley and Miss Virginia May of Huntington and Mrs. Handley of Ashland, one brother of Ashland, W. G. Chapman of Louisa is a grandson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

MAYS, Inez
Tragic death came Monday morning about 7 o’clock to Miss Inez Mays, age 32, a blind woman, as the result of being horribly scalded on Saturday when she fell into a tub of hot water at the home of her mother in Maher. Suffering terrible agony Miss Mays was taken to a hospital in Williamson, WV where it was instantly recognized that her wounds would prove fatal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

MEADE, James Blaine
James Blaine Meade, 44, a prominent and well known citizen of the Smoky Valley section, three miles from Louisa, was instantly killed Friday evening on the Blaine road near his home, by an automobile, said to have been driven by Clifford Williams, of Keaton, this county. Mr. Meade was driving his cows to the pasture just after dark when the car, enroute to Louisa, struck him.  His body was dragged several yards.  The car did not stop, it is said, but came on to Louisa where it was located a few hours later.  Meade’s body was found by Clyde Fraley, of Blaine.  He was on his way home from Louisa.  Meade’s cows were on the road and when Fraley slowed down to pass them he discovered the body and stopped and examined it and returned immediately to Louisa to report the case.  Coroner Chas. E. Skaggs and others went to the scene of the accident.  Fraley met a car without lights about a mile from Meade’s place and this automobile was located in Louisa later and proved to be the fatal car.

Williams and Haskell Griffith, claim that the road was very dusty and the accident was unavoidable.  They waived examining trial and were released under bonds of $5,000 each.  Williams is said to be 17 years of age and Griffith 16.  Later, Williams was indicted by the grand jury, and Griffith was released.

Meade, a son of Charles Meade and the late Elizabeth Osborn Meade, was born and reared on Meads Branch.  His first wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Meade, died Aug. 17, 1928.  He was married in 1929 to Miss Audrey Fletcher, who with two small children survive.  Funeral service was held Monday morning at 10:30 from the Smoky Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating.  Interment was made under the direction of H. H. Curtright funeral director, in Shannon cemetery on the Mayo Trail.  Special music was rendered by Mr. O. C. Atkins, Mrs. John Hinkle, Carl Miller, John Burns, and Mrs. Mae Hale Atkins.  He was a World War veteran.  The W. O. Johnson Post of Louisa conducted their rites at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

METZGER, Sam
Sam Metzger, 46, traveling salesman of Salyersville, died at Paintsville Friday, after a 20 minutes illness of an attack of acute indigestion. At the time Mr. Metzger was stricken he was playing a game of chess with Russell Hager, proprietor of the Hager Drug store. Mr. Metzger was well known throughout the Big Sandy Valley and especially in Johnson, Magoffin and Morgan counties. He is survived by his wife, a small daughter and his mother, Mrs. Belle Hazelrigg of Salyersville and a half brother, Dr. H. G. Hazelrigg of Paintsville. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the Christian Church at Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

MILLER, Etta Elizabeth (Adams)
Mrs. Etta Elizabeth Miller, 48 years old, died at her home at Wayland Thursday after an illness of one year. She was married 27 years ago to James Edgar Miller. The body was taken Friday in the Curtright funeral coach to the home of her aunt, Mrs. J. Q. Barnette, at Corssville, TN. Funeral service was held from the M. E. Church there Saturday morning with interment in the Crossville cemetery. Mrs. Miller was a member of the order of the Eastern Star and Rebekahs. Before moving to Wayland, she with her family, resided at Crossville. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters Mrs. Richard Vinson of Hemphill, KY Mrs. Fred Fraley of Wayland, one son, J. E. Miller, Jr., of Wayland, one sister, Mrs. G. S. Suton of Akron, Ark., and one brother, J.W. Adams of Rhea, TN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

NAGLE, Irene (Reeves)
Service for Mrs. Irene Reeves Nagle, 27 year old wife of Harry R. Nagle was held from the Second Baptist Church, Ashland and burial was made in the Webb Cemetery at Glenwood, KY. She died Sunday. Rev. Ralph Herring and Rev. T. P. Simmons officiated at the funeral. Mrs. Naugle leaves her husband, one son, Harry, 2 daughters, Barbara Ann and Phyllis, one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Holbrook, Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

NEWMAN, J.E.
J. E. Newman, 86 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude Spurlock of Huntington, Sep 27, after a lingering illness. Mr. Newman was born Feb 6, 1847, at Lavalette, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newman. He had been a member of the M. E. Church since early in life. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Alice Strohmeyer of Ceredo; 2 sons, Walter D. Newman of MeKeesport, PA and Clayton D. Newman of Butler, PA; 4 brothers, one sister, 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. S. Bishop at the Jefferson Avenue M.E. Church in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

OSBORN, Eunice
Mrs. Eunice Osborn, 28 years old, of Russell, who died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital was buried at Bowen, WV following funeral services at the Bowen Methodist church Thursday morning. She is survived by the husband, Arthur D. Osborn, the parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Allen Adkins of  Bowen, 2 sons, Arthur and Richard Osborn, a daughter, Helen Frances Os born, 5 brothers, Audie, Homer J., Ivan L. Delbert R. and Leon Adkins of Bowen, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Elva Smith of Beech Fork, Mrs. Alnia Morrison of Raceland, Mrs. Bessie Pemberton of Huntington and Miss Dorothy Adkins of Bowen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

PHIPPS, Mary
Mrs. Mary Phipps, 31, wife of Robert Phipps, of Ashland, died Tuesday night after an illness of one week. She is survived by her husband, son, Kenneth D. Phipps and one daughter, Wilma Jean Phipps, both at home, her mother, Mrs. Frank Brown, and the following brothers and sisters, John and Elmer of Lawrence County, Van Brown of Ironton, OH and James Brown of this county and Mrs. Ruby Vandeveer of Ashland, Mrs. Lizzie Phipps, of Huntington and Miss Georgia Brown of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral service was held form the home Thursday afternoon with Rev. A. O. Price of Catlettsburg in charge. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

PINSON, Tennie
Mrs. Tennie Pinson, 60 years old, former Louisa woman, died at her home in Kenova, Friday, following a long illness. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Kenova, with the Rev. H. J. Francis officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Morris Gilliam. The remains were taken to Watts, WV, where interment was made beside the late husband, James Pinson. Surviving are 4 daughters, Miss Hattie Preston, at home, Mrs. Earl Davis and Mrs. Dale Stuff of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Curnutte of Kentucky and one step daughter and one step son. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

PORTER, Leslie
Leslie Porter, known as “Butch” by his many friends, died as the result of a siege of typhoid fever, at midnight Monday in Pikeville hospital. Mr. Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Porter, was born Jul 22, 1907. He with his family lived in Ashland for many years. They moved several years ago to Allen, KY. He attended Millersburg Military Academy, later going to Marshall College in Huntington where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Surviving Mr. Porter are his parents and a sister, Mrs. Leo Bunn, of Huntington. The funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at the home of his aunt in
Betsy Layne, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

POTTER, Ben
Greenup, KY, Oct 17, a warrant charging murder of Ben Potter, 28 years old, one of 2 men slain in a family fight near here Saturday night, was issued here against Oliver Gilbert, 28, on information supplied authorities by Clyde Potter, brother of the slain man. Gilbert’s brother, Floyd Gilbert, 32, was the other victim of the fight which occurred after a pie social at Tulga school house. Gilbert died at his home of knife wounds, shortly after the trouble, while Potter died Sunday morning in a hospital at Ironton, OH of shotgun wounds. In a dying statement, Potter is reported to have named Oliver Gilbert as his slayer. County authorities said that bruises on the body of Potter indicated that he had been severely beaten in a fight previous to the time he was fatally wounded while he rode his mule to his home. Verdict of a coroner’s jury, Sunday, placed the responsibility for Gilbert’s death on Potter. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Wolf Creek school house with Rev. Daniel Bowling officiating. Burial at Hoods Creek. Funeral services for Gilbert were conducted Tuesday afternoon at his home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

PRATER, Rebecca
Mrs. Rebecca Prater, 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam Salyer of Wenatchee, WA, Monday, according to word received in Ashland by her son, Attorney Charles Prater. Mrs. Prater leaved the following children in addition to those already mentioned, Mrs. Sola Lykins of Hollywood, CA, and Frank Prater of Salyersville. Mrs. Prater’s husband, W. M. Prater, preceded her in death in 1926. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

PRICE, William
William Price, 23 years old, jobless youth of Crum, WV was almost instantly killed Thursday night at 9:15 o’clock when he was struck by the George Washington crack Chesapeake & Ohio flyer on the Big Sandy bridge between Kenova and Catlettsburg. A companion, Samuel Salmons, 22, of Crum, who had been seeking work with young Price, heard the approach of the fast train in time to leap to the west bound track of the bridge and safety. The youth was hurled from the bridge, the body falling a distance of approximately 30 feet to the ground beneath the structure. He died at the Catlettsburg police station 15 minutes later, from his injuries. The body was claimed by Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Price and was taken to Pike County, KY for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

RICE, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Rice,  60, died Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Detroit, MI and her body arrived in Ashland Saturday afternoon. She was born in Boyd County the daughter of Charles and Irene V. Clay. The body was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Davis of Gartell Street in Ashland. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Davis of Ashland, 3 sons, Elmer, Jay and Charles Rice of Detroit, MI; her father, Charles Clayt of Fallsburg, 3 brothers, Fred Clay of Ashland and Allen and Tom Clay of Fallsburg; and one sister, Mrs. George Browning of Logan, WV. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home of her brother, Allen Clay at Fallsburg, with Rev. J. H. Dawson of Huntington, officiating. Interment was made in the Clay cemetery near Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

RISNER, Lee
RISNER, Harris
Three young men were in jail at Prestonsburg held without bond on murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of lee Risner, 55, and his son, Harris Risner, 23, found dead near Martin early Saturday. The men, Reuben May, 19, James Patton, 23, and Orb Robinson, 21, all of near Martin, were arrested when an investigation revealed that they were with the Risners a short time before they were found dead. Authorities said that the shooting was the outgrowth of a fight which took place in the automobile. Both Risner and the son were shot through the head with a .45 calibre bullet. The men were found lying by the roadside on Kinney Fork of Middle Creek near where they live. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

ROBERTS, Garfield
Garfield G. Roberts, 71, prominent citizen and retired farmer of this county, passed away at a local hospital Friday morning after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Roberts submitted to an operation on Sep 17, but due to his advanced age and complications the illness proved fatal. He was a son of the late George Hamilton and Amanda Carter Roberts and was born and reared on Little Blaine near Busseyville. About 5 years ago he moved form his farm to Louisa where he has resided. He was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the M. E. Church, with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating. Interment was made in the Roberts Cemetery on little Blaine, H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lydia Wellman Roberts , 7 daughters, Miss Mary Roberts, and Mrs. T. W. O’Neal of Ashland, Mrs. bird Shannon of Busseyville, Mrs. Milt Bradley, Mrs. Crit See, Jr. , Misses Kathaleen and Sophia Roberts of Louisa, 3 sons, Wilbur, of Ashland, Al Roberts of Burdine, KY and Harry H. Roberts of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. James McCowan of Johnstown, PA, 2 brothers, S. T. and U. S. of Busseyville. He was nominated in the August primary by the Republican party as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in this district. Mr. Roberts was one of our best citizens and enjoyed the confidence and respect of the entire community. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

SANDLIN, Dr. J. C.
Son in Law of L. A. Garred Passed Away Monday In A Hospital
Dr. J. C. Sandlin, 37 year old Ashland dentist, died Monday night at midnight in a Lexington hospital of acute carditis. He had been ill 2 weeks, but his condition was not thought to be serious until he became critically ill Monday. He was removed to the Lexington hospital, several days ago in order to be near his father, Dr. H. G. Sandlin of Richmond, KY. Dr. Sandlin was a member of the Ashland Lions Club and of the elks Lodge in Richmond. He was educated at Millersbury Military Institute and the Louisville College of dentistry and had been a practicing dentist in Ashland for a number of years. Dr. Sandlin was a veteran of the World War, being a captain in the regular army. He was the second son f Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Sandlin of Richmond, KY who survive him. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Garred Sandlin of Ashland, one daughter, Margaret Jane, age 6, 3 brothers, E. H. and Edgar Sandlin of Louisville and Dr. Robert W. Sandlin of Richmond and one sister, Mrs. W. C. Wade of Cincinnati. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Richmond, KY. Burial in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

SAVAGE, Jane (Shepherd)
Mrs. Jane Shepherd Savage, 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Holbrook at Vessie, at noon, last Saturday, after a 3 months illness. Her husband, Chrisley M. Savage, passed away on Dec 7, 1932. She was a daughter of Alfred and Minerva Morris Shepherd. Surviving are 4 daughters and 6 sons, Mrs. Fred Thornsbury, Glenwood, Mrs. Tom Fannin, Ashland, Mrs. James Taylor, Glenwood, Mrs. J. H. Holbrook, Vessie, H. B. Savage, Williamson, WV, Nolle Savage, Fallsburg, Worth Savage, Glenwood, John Savage, Vessie, and Dee and Babe Savage of Rush, KY. Also one brother, Dave Shepherd of Estep, KY. She is survived by 40 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Savage had been a member of the M. E. Church for 35 years. Funeral service was held Monday morning at the Trinity M.E. Church with Rev. Rowe of Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment was made in the Rice Cemetery on East Fork under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

SAYLOR, Bob
Bob Taylor, age 17 of Royalton, Magoffin County, died Sunday a the hospital from the effects of knife wounds inflicted during a fight with another youth at that place Saturday. Details of the fight which resulted fatally for Saylor are lacking, but it is said that the knife wielder was a man by the name of Patrick of the same neighborhood. Saylor was formerly from the Little Paint section of this county and is a son of “Little Hiram” Saylor. While in jail at Paintsville about a year ago, Saylor seriously cut a fellow prisoner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

SHORT, Everett,
Everett Short, 29, policeman in the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, VA, died in a hospital there Tuesday after an illness of 4 months. He was a son of William Short of Akron, OH formerly of this county. The body was brought here Wednesday and taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lute Hutchinson at Fallsburg. Funeral service was held Thursday with Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Members of the Masonic Lodge of Louisa performed their ritual at the grave. Interment was made in the Fallsburg cemetery under the direction of Braid & Pigg, funeral directors. He was a member of the Sacketts Harbor Lodge No 135 F & AM of Sacketts Harbor, NY. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Grace Moore Short, daughter of the late Garfield Moore, of this county and 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

The funeral of Mr. Everette S. Short was held at Fallsburg on Thursday of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Hutchinson, the Rev. H.B. Hewlette of Louisa, officiating. Members of the Louisa Masonic Lodge conducted their rites at the grave. Mr. Short and family had resided around Norfolk, VA about 12 years. The following is from a Portsmouth, VA, paper: Everette S. Short, 39, died at a local hospital, Oct 17. He resided at 70 Alwyn Road, Craddock, VA and had been a member of the navy yard police force. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Short, father, William S. Short, and stepmother, Mrs. Ledona Short of Akron, OH, a daughter, Miss Edna Short and 2w sons, Billy and Jack of Craddock. He was a member of Sacket Harbor, NY Lodge F & AM No. 135, Scottish Rites body of Charleston, WV and Yenl Kedeh Temple of Shriners, Charleston The body was removed to the funeral home and shipped from there on the N &  W to his former home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 27, 1933

SHORT, Mrs. Warnie
Mrs. Warnie Short, age 20, of Van Lear, Ky., died at the Paintsville Hospital September 24, following a short illness. Following her death the body was taken to the home of her father at Meally where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sam Preston, Rev. Liss Walters and Rev. Winfrey Meek of the United Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the family cemetery on Buffalo. Mrs. Short was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Walters.  Besides her parents she is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Short of Van Lear and Julia at home, also one son, Eugene, 2 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

SLONE, James
James Slone, age 80 years old, died at his home near Davisville, Sep 29. His death was due to the infirmities incident to advanced age. He was a citizen of the old type, honest, industrious and upright. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and had been a constant attendant for more than 40 years. He was born in Wise County, VA but came to Kentucky with his parents when 10 years of age. He raised a large family most of whom are living. His wife, preceded him in death about 10 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

STAFFORD, Jesse Howard
Jesse Howard Stafford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stafford of Staffordsville, died at the Paintsville Hospital Saturday from the effects of pneumonia which he had contracted 3 weeks ago. He was a clean young man and very energetic, not only in the school room, but in daily life. He graduated with honors from the Paintsville High in the class of ’31. He would have been 20 years old on Monday, Oct 2. Besides his parents, he is survived by 2 sisters, Misses Roberta Grace and Geraldine Stafford. Funeral services were held Monday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Paintsville and burial at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

STEVENS, Ercel
Ercel Stevens, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stevens, of High Bottom, died Monday afternoon in a hospital at Harlan, KY, from injuries sustained Thursday when he fell from a precipice. Young Stevens was a member of Company 512, Civilian Conservation Corps, which is quartered at Camp Harlan in Harlan County. The young forester was not found until 12 hours after he had fallen according to reports received here. Apparently he had been unconscious since his fall. He sustained a serious shoulder injury and his right side was injured and paralyzed. The body was brought here Tuesday evening on C & O passenger train, No. 38, and taken to the home of his parents. Funeral service was held Wednesday morning with Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. Paul Diamond of Ashland officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill cemetery under the direction of Frank Pigg funeral director. He is survived by the parents, 4 brothers, William, Joe, Jr., John Henry and Dock Ira all at home and one sister, Edna May. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

TAYLOR, Vernie (Gibson)
Mrs. Vernie Gibson Taylor, wife of Alvin Taylor, succumbed Oct 9, in the Martin hospital, Ironton, OH, as the result of an illness of a few weeks with typhoid. She was 18 years old. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gibson of Wayland, the victim was a member of a well known Beaver Creek family and she was known as one of Prestonsburg’s best young women. Besides her husband, she leaves an 11 month old daughter. Mrs. Russell Hagewood of Prestonsburg is a sister. Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church, South, here the Rev. J. M. Helm officiating. From here the body was taken to Wayland for interment in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

THOMPSON, D. L.
Rev. D. L. Thompson, 62, was found dead in bed Friday morning after an illness of 3 years from high blood pressure and heart trouble. Mr. Thompson had not been confined to his home and was in Louisa Thursday. A son of the late Jack and Elizabeth Moore Thompson, he was born and reared in Lawrence County. He was a sergeant in the Spanish American War, having enlisted Mar 12, 1898 and received an honorable discharge in September of the same year. In 1919, he was commissioned a captain and organized the cavalry troop of the Kentucky National Guard in this city. From 1918 to 1923 he was county attorney of Lawrence County. Rev. Thompson held 9 pastorates, having resigned his last charge at Henderson, WV, Mar 1, 1931, on account of ill health. He then returned to his farm on Little Blaine. He was a member of the Algonia Lodge No. 94, A. F. & A. M. of Norfolk, WV. Impressive funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the Mattie M.E. Church with Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the M. E. Church, Louisa, officiating. The Louisa Masons held their ritual at the grave. Interment was made in the Thompson  cemetery on Little Blaine under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Pallbearers were John Moore, Charley Webb, Jim Webb, Mart Thompson, Gus Moore and John Webb. He was married 34 years ago to Miss Samantha Blackburn, who survives. He is also survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Roy Thompson, Adams, Mrs. Carmel Shank of Busseyville, Misses Jean and Grace, at home, one son, David Lawrence Thompson, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Webb and Mrs. Addie Jones of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

VANHORN, Erma (Lakin)
Mrs. Erma Lakin Vanhorn, 46, of Catlettsburg, died Sunday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Miller at Zelda, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Miller. Interment was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemeery at Zelda. Surviving are the husband, Robert Vanhorn, the mother, 7 children, one sister, Mrs. William Peterman of Buchanan and one brother, Ernest Lakin of Zelda. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

WALLEN, Hazel
Miss Hazel Wallen died at the age of 23 years here Saturday after an illness of 9 months with tuberculosis. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ham Wallen, of this place, she was born and reared in this county. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Chester Wallen, Chillicothe, OH, Willie Wallen, Pikeville, Mrs. Virgie Puckett, Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Grace Chaney, Millard, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

WITTEN, Wilkinson
Wilkinson Witten died at the home of his son, W. E. Witten, Harrisburg, IL, Sep 16. He had gone there during the last days of August and expected to visit with his son for some time before returning home.  He was apparently in good health up until one week preceding his death.  His sudden death was a shock to his many friends and relatives residing here.  Prior to his journey to Illinois, he had been residing with his son R. H. Witten at Auxier, Ky. His funeral was conducted at his home church on Toms Creek, and burial was made in the old family burying ground.  He leaves many friends and relatives who mourn their loss.  He was one of the best men ever to reside in this country and was especially loved by all those who knew him, and his presence among his children and friends will be greatly missed. His son Earl Witten accompanied the remains from Harrisburg and returned on Tuesday following the burial. Rev. S. C. Honeycutt of Auxier, Ky., conducted the funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 6, 1933

YOUNG, Telia
Ulysses, KY—Mrs. Telia Young, wife of Garfield Young, died recently in Paintsville hospital and was brought back here for burial. Funeral services were held at the church. She was buried in the Oril Borders Cemetery. She was the daughter of Milt and Julie Burton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 13, 1933

In loving memory of Mrs. Garfield Young, who departed this life Sep 9, 1933, at Paintsville Golden Rule Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Garfield Young, 4 children, Frank Young of Ashland, Milton Young, Springfield, OH, Ezra and Malinda at home, alos her mother, Mrs. ?? Burton; 4 brothers and 2 sisters, a host of friends and relatives. She was a Christian, having been converted and baptized at the age of 13, and lived a Christian life until death. She was laid to rest in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Her Mother and Sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 20, 1933

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BAGBY, Ben
Ben Bagby, 69, a retied merchant and lumber man of Grayson, died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack. Funeral service was held from the home and the body was taken to Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Huntington, WV and placed in a mausoleum. Surviving is one son, Ben Ault Bagby and 4 brothers, James, R.  M. and J.A. Bagby of Grayson and George Bagby of New York City. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

BARTRAM, Jerry
Jerry Bartram, 70 years old widely known Wayne County farmer, died at his home 2 miles south of Fort Gay Tuesday night of pneumonia after a year’s illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning from the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek with the Rev. Enoch Scraggs officiating. Burial was made in the Frasher Cemetery on Mill Creek, H. H. Curtright funeral director. A son of the late William and Lorraine Wellman Bartram, Mr. Bartram was born and reared at the homestead where he died. He had been a member of the Fort Gay M. E. Church for 55 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Willie See Bartram; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Lynch and Mrs. Bert Thompson, of Fort Gay, 3 sons, Edgar, Forrest and Harlan, all of Fort Gay, and 2 sisters, Mrs. J. M. York of Huntington and Mrs. Felix Wilson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

BLACKBURN, Harmon
Harmon Blackburn, 77, passed away at his home on Little Blaine, near Busseyville, Tuesday morning after an illness of 4 days of pneumonia. Mr. Blackburn, a prominent citizen of the county, and a retied farmer and merchant. He moved to this county several years ago from Pike County. He was the son of Peyton and Malinda Blackburn, deceased and had been married 56 years. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary Gussler Blackburn and 4 sons and 5 daughters, A. W. Blackburn, Arlia, Freelin, and Ora Blackburn, Mrs. D. L. Thompson, Mrs. Charley Hale, Mrs. L. P. Miller, Mrs. Ogal Childers, all of Louisa and Mrs. W. H. Miller of Columbus, OH. Also one brother, Peyton Blackburn of Louisa. Mr. Blackburn had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years and a member of I.O.O,F. Lodge at Charley. Funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday, the Revs. W. H. Miller and William Copley officiating. Interment following in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

BLANTON, Mrs. Bud
Mrs. Bud Blanton, 58 years old, died at her home at Staffordsville Sunday, after a few months illness. She was one of the county’s best women and a member of the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap for the past 43 years. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. Church at Oil Springs with Rev. John Prater and Rev. Burns Conley in charge. Burial at Oil Springs Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son, Dennie Ward, of Shelby, KY, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Crace of Oil Spring and Mrs. Eva Frazier of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

BOGGS, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Boggs died at the home of her brother, Arthur Boggs of Blaine. She was apparently in good health until one week preceding her death. She united with the Baptist Church of Blaine very early in life and remained a true Christian until the end. All who knew her testify to the fact that she put Christ first in all things. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

BRANHAM, Mason
Rev. Mason Branham, a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church for 47 years, died at the home of his son, Rev. Sam L. Branham, Vanceburg, KY Thursday. He was 75 years of age. The body was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer Goodwin, Ashland, and funeral service was held at the Pollard Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. W.C. Pierce officiating, assisted by Rev. W. K. Wood. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lou Branham, to whom he had been married 51 years, 5 sons, Lincoln, Riley, Sam, Earl, Everett, 2 daughters, Mrs. Homer Goodwin and Mrs. B.G. Crow; 21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sudie Stewart, Ligget, KY and Mrs. Rebecca Messer of Tennessee. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

BURDETT, Fred
Fred Burdett, 31 years old, of Kenova, engineer on an N & W railroad wrecking train, was fatally injured Sunday night at Prichard, when a part of the equipment was overturned while attempting to place a derailed car on the tracks. He is survived by the widow and 4 children, Doris, Julian, Sally and Billy Burchett, all at home, his mother, who resides at Salyersville, KY, a brother and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne Avenue Baptist Church in Kenova Wednesday morning. Burial was made in the Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

BURTON, Harve
Relatives of Harve Burton, who is in the death row awaiting execution at Eddyville penitentiary , gathered at his home for the funeral services. They had not learned that Gov. Ruby Laffoon had granted Burton a stay of execution until Nov 10. Burton was to have been executed Friday. The grave had been dug, the pallbearers and preacher selected. Burton’s daughter was at Morehead Thursday making arrangements for having the body removed to his home in Elliott County Saturday. She returned home and did not learn until later that the stay had been granted. The place is not accessible by telephone and there are no railroads of telegraph in Elliott County. When the news was learned the funeral was called off and tentatively scheduled for Nov 13, depending on whether the governor grants another stay or commutes the sentence. Burton was convicted of killing his wife, witnesses testifying that he cut her head off with and axe and hoe. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

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

CUMMINGS, Norman Elmer
Norman Elmer Cummings, 57 years old, a soldier in the Spanish-American War and for many years well known in Huntington died Friday at the Veterans Hospital. He had been ill many weeks. Mr. Cummings, son of Dr. William R. Cummings and Estaline Hayes Cummings, was born at Clendenin, Kanawha County, but went at an early age to Botetourt County, VA, where he lived until his 16th year, when he went to East Bank in Kanawha County. He was educated at Marshall College and at Morris Harvey College in Barboursville, where he graduated. Upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he enlisted in the First West Virginia Infantry. He was mustered out as first sergeant. After the war he was for a time connected with Island Creek Coal Company. He also was employed as a teller in the American Bank & Trust Company during the early days of that organization. For 15 years prior to last March he was employed in the office of the state tax commissioner at Charleston. He was married in 1905 to Miss Alma Wingate. She survived him with 3 sons, Lewis, William and James Cummings all at home. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Fellows and Mrs. H. I. Williams of Louisa and one brother, George F. Cummings of Newport News, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

DAVIS, Temple
Temple Davis, 73, died at the home of his son, W. L. Davis, in Fort Gay Sunday after an illness of 11 months. A short funeral service was held from the home of his son in Fort Gay Monday afternoon with Rev. N. C. Griswold, of Louisa, officiating. The body was taken to the home of his son, T. S. Davis, at Vinton, where funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Mount View cemetery there. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Emma Davis, to whom he had been married 43 years, one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Pearl Davis of Fort Gay, 4 sons, S. T. Davis of Lynchburg, VA, T. S. Davis of Vinton, VA, J. M. Davis of Williamson, WV, and W. L. Davis of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

DIAMOND, Mary (Hazelette)
Mrs. Mary Diamond, 63, widow of the late Charles L. Diamond, died at her home on Jefferson Street Friday after an illness of several months. Mrs. Diamond was a daughter of the late Elihu and Mrs. America Workman Hazelette. She was born in Wayne Co., WV and moved to Louisa with her parents when a child, residing here the rest of her life. She had been a member of the Baptist church for more than 40 years. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the Louisa Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. Brainard officiating. Pallbearers were active: A. O. Carter, R. C. McClure, A. Snyder, L. D. Fyffe, K. T. Cyrus, William Fulkerson, Honorary: C. T. Britton, R.A. Stone, Robert Dixon, R.C. Burton, William Sammons, J.B.  Picklesimer, J. L. Moore and W. F. Wilson. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Cecil Atkins, of Louisa, Mrs. A. N. Gilisk, of Huntington and Mrs. C. T. Cochran of Atlanta, GA, one son, Allen Diamond, one sister, Mrs. R. E. Potter, of Huntington and 2 brothers, Allen Hazelette of  Prichard, WV and Millard Smith of Sprigg, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

DUNN, Ed
Ed Dunn, 35 years old, died at his home at Hewlett, Oct 24, following an illness of several days with typhoid fever. He is survived by the widow, who was before marriage, Miss Ethel Cox, and 6 children all at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Sturgill Thursday of last week and interment made in the Workman Cemetery on Louisa route. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

ELKINS, Charles H.
Funeral service for Charles Hycel Elkins, 66, who died Saturday night of a stroke of apoplexy, was held Tuesday from his home in Ashland. Rev. Robert G. Crowell officiated and burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Elkins formerly was employed by the Ashland Leather Co. last working in 1931. He was born in Cabell County, WV, Jun 13, 1867, the son of Dudley and Celia Sullivan Elkins. Mr. Elkins is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Elkins, 2 sons, Clarence and Roy R. Elkins, 4 daughters, Mrs. R. J. Lemon, Mrs. Mildred Jackson, Mrs. S. D. Barber, and Miss Verna Evelyn Elkins all of Ashland, 4 brothers, Walter, William and Frank Elkins of Huntington, WV and Sherman Elkins of Portsmouth, OH and 3 sisters, Mrs. Delbert Ray of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Marion Hawes and Mrs. Effie Crawford of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

FERGUSON, Tennson
Tennson Ferguson, 25, shoe repairman of McRoberts, was instantly killed and his sisters in law, Misses Mary and Jane fuller, were seriously injured when the caqr in which they were riding plunged over a steep embankment of the Mayo Trail. Ferguson, a son of T. M.  Ferguson, Neon, is also survived by his wife, and 4 small children. The injured sisters were taken to a hospital in Jenkins, KY. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

FRAZIER, Charlie
Charlie Frazier died Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Hall, as the result of an illness extending over several weeks. He was about 58 years old. Surviving him are his widow and several sons and daughters. Funeral service was conducted Saturday at Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

GIBSON, Jim Bob
Jim Bob Gibson, well known West Prestonsburg man, succumbed at his home Sunday after a protracted illness due to complications. He was about 70 years old. Surviving are his widow and several children. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Elder Hiram Hall of the Regular Baptist church with burial following in West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

HAGANS,
The 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hagans of Wilson’s Creek, died Monday night, a victim of diphtheria and scarlet fever. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Wilson’s Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

HAGER, John F.
The body of Judge John f. Hager, 80, was laid to rest in the Ashland Cemetery Monday afternoon following impressive last rites honoring his memory. Hundreds of his friends throughout the tri-state, Kentucky and many from distant points gathered at his residence on Bath Avenue in Ashland to pay a final tribute. Judge Hager passed away at his home Friday evening after a long and useful life. He was born in Floyd County in 1853 and educated in the old Beech Grove Academy there and gained his knowledge of law during his spare time as deputy clerk in the county and circuit clerk’s office at Salyersville and in the office of the late W. C. Deland there. He was admitted to the bar in Salyersville in 1873. Shortly thereafter he went to Paintsville and later to Ashland, where he practiced law until 2 weeks before his death. He had won many honors, having served successfully as president of the Kentucky State Bar Association, as a member of the Kentucky State Railroad Commission, as President of the Boyd County Bar Association and having held a life membership in the American Law Institute an organization reserved for lawyers who have attained greatness in their profession

He had been friend and counselor to thousands of people in the Big Sandy Valley and his loss will be felt keenly. Judge Hager is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Maupin Hager, 2 sons, Richard B. Hager of Cincinnati and John F. Hager of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucien Wulsin of Cincinnati and Mrs. William C. Boulton of Aiken, SC, and by 13 grandchildren. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

HICKS, Jesse
Funeral service for Jesse Hicks, 90 year old veteran of the Civil War who died Sunday in Ashland was held Wednesday from his home. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Hicks is survived by 11 children, Martin Hicks of Willard, Clayborn Hicks, address unknown, Taylor Hicks of Ashland, Joseph Hicks of Waco, TX, Mrs. Rilda Phalin, Mrs. Vina Branham, Mrs. Bertha Dodd and Mrs. Charles McIntyre all of Ashland, 31 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Mr. Hicks fought with the Union Army during the Civil War, later was a timber contractor and for 12 years was a store keeper for the Norton Steel Company. He had resided in Ashland for 37 years and was one of Boyd County’s oldest residents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

HOWELL, Green
Green Howell, 30, of Cannonsburg, near Ashland, who died Wednesday of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile while walking along the highway near his home, was buried in the family cemetery at Cannonsburg following funeral services at the home there of his mother, Mrs. Henry Nunley,, Howell did in an Ashland hospital an hour after the accident. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

HOWES, Anne (Wallace)
Mrs. Anne Wallace Howes, 22 years old, daughter of Mrs. Clarence Howes of Huntington and the late Clarence Howes, died Monday afternoon at the home of her mother. The body was taken to Paintsville where funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Meade with Rev. H. G. Sowards of Louisa officiating. Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery. Mrs. Howes was born in Paintsville and after the death of her father, a few years ago, she and her mother moved to Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

JOHNSON, Ethel Belle
In memory of Miss Ethel Belle Johnson, age 13, who parted with this life, Nov 10, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17,1933

JOHNSON, Kathleen
Mrs. Kathleen Johnson, 66 years old died at her home on Prichard Route, Nov 1, following an illness of 2 weeks with pneumonia. She was a member of the Tabor’s Creek Baptist Church and the widow of Williams Johnson. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Oddie Rouse of Letart, James, John and Burnie Johnson of Wharton, Mrs. Wayne McCoy of Ceredo, Mrs. James McKeand of Buffalo, Maude, George, Dennie and Denvil at home, 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Elbert E. Thompson of Gragston, Mrs. David Fields of Kenova and Mrs. Pita Day of Cincinnati, one half sister and one brother, James Jordan of Williamson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bascom R. Lakin, Nov 1, at the Gragston Baptist Church and interment mad e in the Newmand Cemetery on Gragston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

KELLY, Mary
Miss Mary Kelly, 72, was burned to death Saturday when her home on the ridge between Fallsburg and Potter, was destroyed by fire. Her body was found Saturday morning when neighbors noticed that her house had burned during the night. How the fire started is not known and it is thought the aged woman was warming herself before the fire and fell into it and on account of her feebleness was not able to save herself. Miss Kelly was a native of Missouri. She came to this county wither parents, Joseph and Esther Yates Kelly more than 30 years ago. She had lived alone since the death of her father 24 years ago. No relatives survive. The only companion Miss Kelly had was her dog. He was a pathetic figure while the coroner and neighbors were looking for the charred remains he followed the body to the cemetery and was left lying on his owners grave. Interment was made in the Kelly cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral service was held form the Kelly cemetery near Fallsburg Saturday afternoon with the Rev. R. H. Curnutte officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

KENDALL, Joseph
West Liberty, KY, Nov 6—The funeral of Joseph M. Kendall, 72, former Democratic congressman from the old 10th Kentucky district, retired lawyer and a member of a pioneer family of the state, was held Wednesday at the Methodist Church with burial in the West Liberty Cemetery. He died at his home here Sunday night. A native of Morgan County, Mr. Kendall was a son of the late John W. and Martha Kendall. He succeeded his father in Congress in 1892 after the latter’s death and served 2 terms. Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Kendall Salyer, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Steve Pieratt, Mt. Sterling, wife of a representative of Menifee and Montgomery Counties and Mrs. William Perry, Danville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

LAWSON, William
William Lawson, 46, died at his home near Tuscola Saturday morning after an illness of 2 years. He was a son of the lat Press and Jane Fraley Lawson of this county, He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Scott Lawson, 4 daughters, Mrs. Fred Hall of Hitchins, Mrs. Charles Walker of Leon, KY and Misses Thel and Gracie at home, 2 sons, Edgar Lawson of Hitchins and Earl, at home, 2 sisters, Miss Minda Lawson and Mrs. Webb Cunningham of Tuscola and 3 brothers, J.F. Lawson, John Lawson and Lark Lawson, all of Tuscola. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the home with Rev. Harve Kelley officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Catt Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

LEAKE, Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd Leake, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Leake of Little Paint died Friday, a victim of a week’s illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carpenter of the Prestonsburg Holiness Church and Rev. Griffith of Little  Paint. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

LEMASTERS, Mrs. A. F.
Russell, KY—Mrs. A. F. LeMasters, 74, well known resident of this city died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. H. Mullins, Wednesday following a brief illness. Her death was attributed to a complication of diseases and infirmities of age. Mrs. LeMasters is survived by 2 sons, W. T. LeMasters of Kenova, WV, George W. LeMasters of this city, and 3 daughters, Mrs. I. H. Mullins of Russell, Mrs. H.C. Wilburn of Covington and Mrs. E. F. Drinkard of Paintsville. Three brothers and one sister also survive. The funeral services were conducted at the Russell M. E. Church Friday afternoon and the interment made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

LOWE, Willie
Willie Lowe, 22 years old, son of George Lowe, of Coal Run, KY, was struck and instantly killed by an automobile on the Mayo Trail, 4 miles west of Pikeville Saturday night. Lowe and his brother, Arthur, were walking along the road and he stepped in front of a car driven by Archie Layne. Layne went to Pikeville and informed officers he heard a pistol shot after he stopped and the officers went with him to the scene where Lowe was found dead. Others said what Layne thought was a pistol shot was an automobile backfiring. Lowe was unmarried. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

MASSEY, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Massey, 18 months old daughter of Mrs. Willie Workman Massey of Fort Gay, was accidentally drowned Tuesday morning. Mrs. Massey had washed a few things and left a lard can of soapy water on the floor. She went into another room of the home to talk to a neighbor lady who was calling. She was not absent from the room more than 5 minutes when they missed the baby. Search revealed the little one in the can of water. Dr. Bartram of Fort Gay, and Dr. Carter of Louisa were called but they could not revive the baby. The child’s father, James E. Massey, was killed in a mine accident in Logan County 2 years ago. Funeral service will be held from the M. E. Church, South, at Fort Gay, Thursday afternoon with Rev. Farmer, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of H.H. Curtright, funeral director. Surviving are the mother, a sister, Wanda Virginia, 2 brothers, James e. Jr., and Edsel Lewis and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Workman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Laura Hawk of Elkins, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

MAYO, Lewis Parker
Lewis Parker Mayo, 60 years old, died at his home near Martin, Oct 25, after an illness of a few hours. The son of the late John P. Mayo, who died about 5 years ago, he was a member of one of the county’s most influential families. He was married to Miss Fanny Dingus, to which union 7 children were born, all surviving. Besides his widow, he leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Rhoda Goble Mayo, and the following children: Mrs. George Begley, Langley, Mrs. Kessie Akers, Martin, Mrs. J. O. Arrington, Martin and Billie Mayo, Martin. Funeral rites were conducted from the M. E. Church, South at Martin, the pastor, the Rev. O. P. Smith, officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

MULKEY, John
John Mulkey, 18, of Twin Branch, McDowell County, WV was killed by a bullet from a pistol believed to have been empty. Officers said he and his cousin Imogene Sampson, 14, also of Twin Branch, joked about “where they’d rather be shot” and she pointed the gun at him to demonstrate her preference. They said their investigation showed the discharge of the weapon accidental. The cousins were visiting relatives at Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

MURRAY, Polly (Daniel)
“Aunt” Polly Murray, age 89, one of the oldest and most highly respected women of Johnson County, died at the old Murray homestead at Kerz Tuesday, following an illness of a few months from the infirmities of advanced age. She was the widow of the late Fred Murray. She was a member of the Daniel family and a sister of Dr. G. V. Daniel who died in Paintsville in 1932. She made her home with her son, C. B. Murray. Burial in the family cemetery on the Murray farm following funeral service in the home. She is survived by 4 sons, Fred Murray of Paintsville, H. J. Murray of Kerz, J. P. Murray of Lowmansville and C. B. Murray of Kerz, one daughter, Mrs. Will Conley of West Van Lear. Also 2 brothers, Dave and Dan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

O’DANIELS, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret O’Daniels, aged resident of this county, died at her home at Seedtick, Thursday morning after a lingering illness. The deceased had been a resident of Lawrence County for many years and was well known. Mrs. O’Daniels is survived by her husband and one daughter both residents of Seedtick. Funeral services were held from the residence at Seedtick, Saturday morning. Burial was made in the Harmon Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

Mrs. Margaret O’Daniel was born Feb 12, 1853, died Nov 2, 1933, aged 80 years, 8 months and 17 days. Her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 1, 1933

OWENS, Mary (Calhoun)
Mrs. Mary Calhoun Owens, died Monday at her home in West Prestonsburg at the age of 82 years. She was one of the county’s oldest women, and her death was the result of senility. Surviving are her husband, Booker Owens, and one son, Jim P. Calhoun of Jackson, OH and the following brothers and sisters: John “Cat” Calhoun, Prestonsburg, Sam Calhoun of Water Gap, Mrs. Sally Branham of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Brach Miller, West Prestonsburg, and Mrs. John Marshall of Water Gap. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

PENNINGTON, Rebecca (Wellman)
Impressive funeral rites for Mrs. Rebecca Wellman Pennington, 21, wife of Floyd Pennington, of Fort Gay, were held Sunday afternoon from the Fort Gay M. E. Church with Rev. Enoch Scraggs officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Mrs. Pennington passed away Saturday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wellman at Fort Gay, after a short illness of pneumonia. Surviving are the parents, husband, 2 sisters, Mrs. A. J. Marcum, Fort Gay and Mrs. B. F. Marcum of Twin Branch, WV, and 4 brothers, Chester Wellman, Big Sandy, WV, Dave, Jr. and Patrick Wellman at home and lark Wellman, address unknown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17,1933

SAMMONS, Rich
Rich Sammons, age about 50, a native of Johnson County, was found dead near Prestonsburg Sunday night. His body was badly cut. A gaping wound was found in the side of his head and both arms were broken. He died under somewhat mysterious circumstances and at first it was believed that he met with foul play, but after an investigation it was learned that it was more probable that he was run down by a hit and run driver whose identity is unknown. Mr. Sammons was born and raised on Greasy Creek. His family resides in Paintsville. The body was brought back for burial. He is survived by a wife and a number of children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

SHANNON, Mary Louise (Thompson)
Mrs. Mary Louise Thompson Shannon, 72, a well known and highly honored woman, passed away at her home at Irad, Tuesday morning after an illness of 5 years. Fifty-six years ago she was married to William Shannon who survives. She was born and reared on Irish Creek, a daughter of the late Isaac and Lou Berry Thompson. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 48 years. Funeral service was held Thursday morning from the home with Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are 9 daughters, Mrs. Roy Carter, Dehue, WV, Mrs. R. w. Vinson, Louisa, Mrs. Jay Vinson, Hemphill, KY, Mrs. J. O. Moore, Ledocio, Mrs. John Carlson, Louisa, Mrs. Junior Barnette, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. John Jobe, Louisa, Mrs. Elihu Jobe, Kermit, WV and Mrs. Oliver Delong, Louisa, one son, Buck Shannon, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Lys Prince, Irad, 4 brothers, T. S. Thompson, Louisa, Lindsey, Milt and John Thompson, of Ellen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

SIMPSON, Nellie (Hatcher)
Mrs. Nellie Hatcher Simpson, 40, wife of Giles Simpson, passed away at the Simpson home on Lock Avenue Monday morning after an illness of several months. Mrs. Simpson was born and reared in Louisa, a daughter of James R. and the late Mrs. Julia Vaughan Hatcher. She had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church since childhood. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the M.E. Church with the pastor Rev. J. W. Worthington and Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

SMITH, Bill
Mrs. Bill Smith died Thursday, a victim of blood poisoning, at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin. She became ill only about 2 days prior to death and at the inception of her last illness was nursing her husband, who has been in the hospital in a serious condition as the result of a broken leg and infection. She was a daughter of Mrs. Louise Thomas, of Prestonsburg. Funeral rites were conducted Friday from the home by Rev. A. T. Maimberg, of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. Isaac Stratton of the Freewill Baptist Church under the auspices of Miriam Chapter Order of Rebekahs, of which Mrs. Smith was a member. Besides her husband, Mrs. Smith is survived by her aged other and 5 children. Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

STUART, David Ernest
David Ernest Stuart, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stuart, of Williamson, WV, died at the home of his parents, Nov 8, after an illness of 3 weeks of heart disease. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Williamson. Funeral service was held from the East Williamson Baptist church with Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor, officiating. Flower bearers were members of David’s Sunday School class. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery in West Williamson. Surviving are the parents, 5 brothers,  Harold, Lawrence, Glenn and Bobby of Williamson and Oakley Stuart of Wheelwright, KY, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Shaw Holt, Charlene and Claudia Stuart of Williamson. The parents of the deceased were reared in this county, Mrs. Stuart was the former, Miss Maude Heaberlin of Fallsburg, Mr. Stuart is the son of E. H. Stuart of Cadmus. The family has resied in Williamson for the past 4 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

SUTTON, Frank
Frank Sutton, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Sutton of near Buchanan, Boyd County, died late Saturday evening at the Haywood Hotel, Catlettsburg. Death following an illness of several weeks. The youth is survived by his parents and 7 brothers and sisters. A short funeral service was held at the grave in the Sutton graveyard Monday afternoon. The body  was taken to the Sutton home Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

THOMAS, Nannie G.
Mrs. Nannie Grant Thomas, 51, a respected colored woman of Louisa, passed away at her home Monday evening after an illness of several months. She moved here 17 years ago from Williamson, WV. Sixteen years ago she was married to Robert Thomas who survives. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the colored M.E. Church, with Rev. Hodge of Huntington, officiating. Interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery. She is survived by the husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. T.E. Hewitt of Bluefield, WV, Lillie B. Thomas at home, 3 sons, Granville, Oscar and Fred Cottrell, at home, one sister, Mrs. Josephine Corrington, Keystone, WV and one brother, Jack Katres of Gillam, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

TONEY, A. G.
A.G. Toney, 84 years old, well known Wayne Countian, died at his home in Wayne, Oct 24, 1933. Mr. Toney was born near the site of the Veteran’s Hospital in Wayne County, Jun 9, 1849, the son of William and Jane Ballard Toney. In 1873, Mr. Toney joined the M. E. Church at services held in the old log court house at Wayne. He was married to Miss Columbia Dean in 1879. Mrs. Toney died Oct 123, 1927. Mr. Toney had been ill for the past 15 years and has been confined to his bed 9 years. He is survived by a brother, 2 sons, W.F. Toney of Williamson, Alden K. Toney of Wayne, 4 daughters, Mrs. J. T. Shumate, Mrs. Henry Wellman, Mrs. J. C. Fraley and Mrs. Strother Adkins, all of Wayne, 39 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 3, 1933

VANHOOSE, Lee
L. F. (Little Lee) VanHoose died at his home on Barnetts Creek Friday. Mr. VanHoose had been in ill health for some time, but able to be up and around. His death is a distinct loss to this community, as he was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the county. He is survived by 6 children. His wife was the daughter of Thomas and Mahala Salyer, who preceded him in death 30 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

WARD, Lafe B.
Lafe B. Ward died in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV Thursday morning Nov 9. Mr. Ward, a native of Paintsville, KY had been a prominent citizen of Williamson, WV the past 20 years. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time report of his death reached relatives here. He was a brother of Mrs. Ethel Hinkle of Richardson and nephew of J. H. Preston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

The following from the Williamson, WV Republican of Nov. 9: Death early today ended the life of one of Williamson’s outstanding and best like young men when Lafe Preston Ward succumbed in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, where he had been a patient since Aug 1. Of fine physical stature and apparently in robust health, Mr. Ward seemed on the threshold of a useful career but early in the summer his health began to fail and several weeks later he went to the hospital for treatment. Kidney and heart trouble in virulent form developed and proved fatal despite the best of medical care. Mr. Ward was born in Paintsville, KY, and was 39 yeas old last February 22nd. He came to Williamson in June 1910 to take a position as clerk in the freight offices of the N & W. On Jan 10, 1913, he was promoted to the post of assistant cashier of the Williamson & Pond Creek Rv, the Pond Creek branch of the N & W. He was made chief clerk in the local freight office on Aug 15, 1914, a position he held at the time of his death.

Mr. Ward’s service with the railroad company was interrupted by the world war. He became one of his country’s soldiers on Apr 15, 1918, joining an infantry regiment and being sent to Camp Lee. He resumed his position with the railroad Jul 1, 1919. In the service of the railroad, Mr. Ward showed rare ability as is evidenced by his 2 promotions. He was well known to the men of the Pocahontas and Scioto division and held in high esteem by them. Early in life, Mr. Ward became a member of the Baptist Church and was an active worker as a member of the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Williamson. Mr. Ward was also an active member of Eph Boggs Post of the American Legion and in 1931 and 1932 served the organization as district chairman of the state rehabilitation committee. He was a member of O’Brien Lodge A. F. & A. M. Williamson
Chapter No. 40, Royal Arch Mason, Huntington Commandery No. 9, and Beni Kedim Templar. He became one of the influential leaders locally of the Democratic party and was twice elected city clerk, serving from 1923 to 1929. In October 1920, Mr. Ward was married to Miss Eulah Ward, daughter of the late J. M. Ward of Williamson. Mrs. Ward and the following children survive: Wilbur, Ogden, Lafe, Jr., Lindberg Wilson and Marie Garnet. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Junior Ward of Pikeville, George Ward of Williamson, Mrs. Hudgins of Norfolk, Mrs. R. D. Hinkle of Richardson, and Mrs. Lewis Clifton of Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

WELLMAN, Pearl (Bowens)
Mrs. Pearl Wellman 28 years old, of Hellier, died Tuesday. She had been ill several days. Born Jul 15, 1905 in Martin County, she was the daughter of A. J. and Linda Meeks Bowens. She was the wife of Charles Wellman. The body was returned to Hellier for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

WELLMAN, William Strother, Jr.
William Strother Wellman, Jr., 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Strother Wellman of Gray Hill, Catlettsburg, died Saturday at the Stephenson hospital in Ashland as the result of injuries he received about 2 weeks ago when he accidentally fell from the second story window a the home of his parents. In addition to the parents, one brother, James R. Wellman, age 2, survive. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shortridge and Mrs. Alley Shepherd of that city also survive.  Funeral service was held Monday from the M. E. Church in Sandy City and in charge of the pastor, Rev. L.C. Colliver. Burial in the Williams Cemetery at Normal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

WICKERS, George
George Wickers, 65, died at his home at Overda Sunday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Melissa Wickers, 7 daughters and 4 sons. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in a cemetery in Greenup County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 17, 1933

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Dock
Mrs. Dock Williams, of Middle Creek, died Friday. She was a sister of Henderson Richardson, newly elected member of the county board of education and was a woman of splendid character. Surviving her are her husband and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

WILSON, Mary Elizabeth (Bartram)
Funeral rites were held Sunday morning for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, who died Friday night after a 4 months illness, with Rev. Enoch Scraggs of Fort Gay and Rev. L. D. Bryan, of Kenova, officiating. Interment was made in the Wilson Cemetery near the home under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Mrs. Wilson, 78 years old, who was the widow of the late Felix Wilson, was a daughter of the late William and Lorraine Bartram. She was born on Mill Creek 2 miles south of Fort Gay and spent practically all of her life in Wayne County. Her brother, Jerry Bartram, passed away at the old Bartram homestead on Mill Creek, Nov 7. She had been a member of the Fort Gay M. E. Church for 60 years. Surviving are 10 daughters, Mrs. W. S. Riggs, Prichard, Mrs. T. R. Copley, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lewis Carr, Chillicothe, OH, Miss Sadie Wilson and Mrs. P. F. Dawson of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Felix Bartram, Mrs. Lys Wellman and Mrs. Frank Peters, of Fort Gay, Mrs. Samuel Harvey , Huntington and Mrs. Leo Dawson of Portsmouth, OH, one son, H.V. Wilson, Huntington, one sister, Mrs. Rebekah York, Huntington and one brother, Sherman Bartram, Kenova, 49 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933

YOUNG, Samuel
Funeral service was held Saturday at Lucasville, OH, for Samuel Young, 77, who died at this home near Lucasville Wednesday of last week, after a brief illness. Interment was made in the Lucasville Cemetery. Mr. Young, a son of the late Harrison (Hack) Young, was born and reared on Georges Creek. He moved to Ohio 12 years ago. Surviving are his wife and children, a brother, George Young, of Sitka, Johnson County and a sister, Mrs. Rhoderick Murray, of Lowmansville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 10, 1933

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DECEMBER

ATKINSON, Frank
The death of Judge Frank Atkinson occurred Wednesday Nov 29 at Lexington. His brother, Fred Atkinson, went there and accompanied the body to Paintsville. Judge Atkinson, a member of one of the most prominent families of this section, was prominent in Eastern Kentucky politics during his day. He served one term as County Judge of Magoffin County, and had held other positions of responsibility. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

BALL, Arley
Greenup, KY, Dec 23—Curtis Watkins, 60, of Clay Lick, 20 miles from here surrendered to the sheriff and is being held in connection with the death of his stepson, Arley Ball, 42, who was shot to death with a shotgun yesterday at Clay Lick. According to members of the family the killing followed an argument between Watkins and Ball over the removal of windows from the Ball home. It is reported that Watkins had been living in Ball’s house while Ball had been working in the mines at Red Jacket, WV and when he started to move out he removed the windows which he claimed, it is said, that he purchased and put in the house. It is reported that Watkins fired on Ball with a shotgun, the charge taking effect in the chest and face, killing him almost instantly. The sheriff said that Watkins claims he shot Ball in self defense. Ball had arrived here to spend Christmas with his family. Ball is survived by his widow, Mrs. Zola Elkins Ball and 8 children. The body was taken to Martin County for burial and funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

BALTHIS, Eugene M.
Eugene M. Balthis, 34, died Saturday in Catlettsburg where he had resided the past 12 years. Before ill health forced him to retire he had been manager of a grocery store in Huntington for some years. He received his early education in Wise, VA and was graduated from the Louisa High School. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Sparks Balthis, 2 daughters, Kathleen, 10, and Phyllis Jean, 4, his mother, Mrs. Mollie Bevins and 3 brothers of Wise, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

BORDERS, Hubert
Hubert Borders, 45, years old. Died at his home near Ulysses Monday night. Mr. Borders had been a sufferer of high blood pressure for some time early Monday morning he was stricken with paralysis which caused his death10 or 12 hours later. A son of the late Mike and Alice Collinway Borders, Mr. Borders was born and reared near Ulysses. Funeral service was held from the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Charles Vanhoose officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery overlooking the home. He is survived by his wife and several children, also 4 brothers and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

CARTER, Nebraska
In loving memory of my dearly beloved mother, Nebraska Carter, who departed this life Dec 23, 1932. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

CASSADY, John Elliott
Mr. John Elliott Cassady, prominent Martin County citizen, died in a Paintsville hospital Friday night, Dec 15. He suffered injuries in an automobile accident just above Inez on Friday morning. He was born and reared in whit is now Martin County, then Lawrence County. He had lived all his life on his farm except the past 5 years which he spent in Inez. He was successful as a farmer and business man, having served his county 4 years as Tax Commissioner, and 4 years as Sheriff. No man was better known in the county than “Uncle Jack” Cassady. He was a friend to everybody, always full of life and jovial. He reared a large family, the sons being L. B. Cassady, a member of the firm of B. F. Richmond and Company, U. G. Cassady, the newly elected Sheriff of Martin County, Jasper Cassady, connected with the United Fuel and Gas Company, Buddy Cassady with the Kentucky & West Virginia Gas Company, daughter, Mrs. J. F. Maynard, wife of a merchant of Inez. These and his wife survive him, also 34 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Mr. Cassady though  87 years 2 month and 13 days old was as active as a man of 50 years. Friends from the surrounding counties, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence and Pike, Kermit, Williamson, Logan and other points in West Virginia, attended the funeral. The service was conducted from the Missionary Baptist Church in Inez, Sunday. The church was taxed to its capacity and some stood on the outside. The funeral was conducted by the writher and Dr. J. R. Fairchild. A large precession followed him to the old family cemetery at his old home place where his friends in great numbers waited to pay their last respects to their friend and old neighbor. J. M. Bell, pastor. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

CHURCH, Carrie Belle
Carrie Belle Church, 3 year old daughter of Jay and Nancy Mullins Church of Adeline, died at the home of her parents, Tuesday morning after a 2 days illness of diphtheria. Funeral services were held Thursday from the home with interment in the Church cemetery. Surviving are the parents and one brother, Junior. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

CONLEY, Mrs. John Milt
Mrs. John Milt Conley, age 67, died at her home at Staffordsville Dec 15, after an illness of more than a year. Mrs. Conley was one of the good Christian mothers of that county. Besides her husband, she is survived by 6 sons and 3 daughters, Forrest Conley, Philadelphia, Harry and Hobart Conley, Paintsville, Everett, Ralph, Will of Staffordsville, Mrs. Rolla Dixon, Paintsville, Mrs. Homer Picklesimer, Volga, and Mrs. Simon Daniel of Staffordsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

DIAMOND, Eliza (Kelly)
Mrs. Eliza Kelly Diamond passed away in Somerset, KY, Nov 27. She is survived by her husband, John B. Diamond and 3 sons, Edgar, 21, Lawrence, 19 and Fred, 7. She was a daughter of John and Martha Kelly of this county and moved to Pulaski County in 1917. Surviving are 5 brothers and one sister, Robert and Lige Kelly, Columbus, OH, Arlie Kelly, Lucasville, OH, Charles Kelly, Willard, OH, and George Kelly of Long Branch, WV and Mrs. Minnie Wilson of Louisa, KY. Mrs. Kelly’s mother died in Lucasville, OH in November. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

Mrs. Eliza Kelly Diamond, daughter of John and Martha Kelly was born Nov 21, 1890, and died in the General hospital, Somerset, KY, Nov 27, 1933, age 43 years and 6 days. Married John B. Diamond May 11, 1911. three children blessed their union, Edgar, 21, Lawrence, 19, and Fred, 7. All were very devoted to mother during her long illness. Born and married in Lawrence County, KY, they moved to Pulaski County, near Eubank in 1917 and their devotion to each other was often a source of comment, in the neighborhood. Mrs. Diamond joined the Baptist Church early in life and her beautiful Christian character won friends wherever she went.  A very beautiful and impressive funeral service was conducted in the Eubank Baptist Church, by Rev. G. W. Lawrence, the pastor. Prof. Estee and his high school attended. Lawrence is a senior and deeply appreciates this expression of sympathy, from his teachers and schoolmates. Among those attending from out of town were: Mrs. Robert Diamond, sister in law, Rush, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Chaffin and their son, Glen, Kenova, WV, Sheriff Sears and ex sheriff Edwards, Somerset, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wilson, Ansel, KY, who had been with the bereaved family since the last sad hours in the hospital. Interment was made in he Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY, Nov 29. Pallbearers W. J. Reynolds, John Johnson, Woodson, Aster and Cameron Diamond and Arlie Chaffin nephews. Three brothers, Robert Kelly, Columbus, OH, Lige Kelly, Columbus, OH, and Arlie Kelly, Lucasville, OH arrived Wednesday evening, too late. They had delayed waiting for their brother, Charles Kelly, Willard, OH to obtain leave of absence from Chicago headquarters of Fruit Growers Express Co. for which he works. But he had still failed to be relieved when they left him there, George Kelly, Long Branch, WV, another brother and her sister, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Louisa, KY, also failed to come. Mrs. Diamond’s mother died in Lucasville, OH last month but she never knew. Her husband and 3 children, 5 brothers and sister, other relatives and a host of friends are left to deeply mourn their loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

DOLLARIDE, Ice
A fall down a stairway of the Gunnell Hotel Tuesday night proved fatal to Ice Dollaride, age 50, familiar Williamson character. Dollaride’s neck was broken. Toby Gundell, proprietor of the hotel, told police he asked Dollaride to leave but warned him to be careful about the steps. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Jemima Johnson of Hellier, KY. Decedent was a veteran of the Spanish War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

FITCH, Homer
FITCH, Reck
A fatal affray at Ulysses, this county, on last Monday evening resulted in the death of 2 young men and the severe wounding of another man. Reck Fitch, 18 and his brother, Homer Fitch, 21, are dead and Andrew J. Austin, 52, is in a hospital at Louisa, being treated for wounds inflicted with an axe. One ear was severed and there is a head injury and also a cut on his foot. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict charging A. J. Austin with the killing. Warrants were issued form him and his two sons, Eugene, 19 and Charles, 22. they have executed bond in the some of $6000 for the father and $3000 each for the sons, who are charged with aiding and abetting. The trouble occurred when the Austins were repairing a local telephone line on a pole that J. H. Fitch claims is on his land. Austin is said to have charge of the work of keeping the lines in working order. It is said bad feeling existed for some time and that when the line was repaired at the Fitch place it would be put out of commission again.

The Fitch family lived near the Mayo Trail, about 14 miles south of Louisa and Austin lives approximately a mile further south. Austin and his 2 sons went to the Fitch place about 5 p.m. to repair the line. Trouble evidently was expected. Deputy sheriffs Charles Moore and Mark Dooley had been notified by Mr. Austin, it is said, and had secreted themselves near the Fitch home. Two attempts to make the repairs had been made earlier in the day, according to reports. The trouble started soon after the Austins arrived. The two brothers were buried in one grave near the home. They are sons of James H. Fitch, a farmer, whose other children are 3 daughters, Mrs. Irvin Bevins, Miss Ethel May and Miss Dimple and 6 sons, Homer and Walter Fitch, of Irvine, KY, James H. Fitch, Hattie, KY, Willie Fitch, Benton, KY and Jay and Junior Fitch, at home. A. J. Austin is a merchant, farmer and postmaster at Ulysses. Examining trial for A. J. Austin is set for Dec 15, before Justice of the Peace Robert Brown, Judge R. C. Moore is disqualified by relationship. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

FYFFE, Algar
Algar Fyffe, 25, of the U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, died Tuesday after an operation for appendicitis. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fyffe of Skaggs. The body was brought to Louisa Thursday morning and was taken to the home of the parents by H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Funeral service will be held Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

HAGAMAN, W. E.
W. E. Hagaman, of St. Albans, WV, passed away at his home in St. Albans, WV, Sunday morning after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral rites were held Tuesday in Charleston. Mr. Hagaman was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a leader in his Sunday school and church work. His widow and 2 daughters survive. Mr. Hagaman was a brother of F. L. Hagaman of Louisa who with his son, George attended the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

HALE, Thomas
Thomas Hale, 19 year old son of James Hale, prominent Goodloe farmer, died at his parents home Tuesday, a victim of heart disease from which he had suffered fro a year. Surviving him are his parents and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

HAMPTON, John
John Hampton, 85 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Laura Demetroff of Mill Creek, WV, Dec 3. Mr. Hampton had been ill for the past 2 years. His wife, Liddie Jane Marcum Hampton, died several years ago. He is survived by one son, John Henry Hampton at home, 3 daughters, Mrs. Charley Adams, Mrs. Laura Demetroff and Mrs. bill Dickerson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

HOWARD, Garland
Robert Gilbert, Magoffin County youth was lodged in the county jail here for safekeeping after having been arrested by a posse of Magoffin County officers and citizens for the murder of Garland Howard, 17 years old, former Prestonsburg high school student and step son of Circuit Judge Elect J. Brack Howard, of Magoffin County. Officials were told that the youthful slayer was brought here because it was feared mob violence might develop from the feeling running high in Magoffin. Particulars of the slayer are lacking here. The victim was a son of the late Edgar Howard. He is survived by his mother, his step father and one sister, Miss Virginia Howard. Attorney J. W. Howard, of Prestonsburg, is an uncle and young Howard resided with him while attending high school. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

HOWARD, W. M.
Funeral rites for W. M. Howard, Prestonsburg merchant, who died Thursday at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, were conducted from the Methodist Church, West Prestonsburg, Friday. Rev. W. H. Horn, of the Freewill Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in the West Prestonsburg cemetery with a firing squad from Floyd Post of the American Legion according the deceased a World War veteran military honors. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

JUSTICE, Strother
Strother Justice, 57, passed away at a local hospital Monday night following an operation submitted to last Friday. Mr. Justice had been employed as a miller at the Louisa Milling Company for many years, later when it was changed to the Louisa Supply Company he was retained as miller. He was a son of the late Sam and Catherine Jordan Justice and had made his home here since a young man. He was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the church with Rev. Dan Brainard officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ona Justice, one daughter, Miss Sammie Justice, 5 sons, Jim, John, Spencer, Strother, Jr., and Bill Justice, all at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. Liska Mays of McCarr, KY, Mrs. George Brown of Puritan, WV, Mrs. Alfred Workman, 5 brothers, William, S. J. and Jay of Louisa, Charles of Paintsville and Frank Justice of McCarr, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 1, 1933

MAXIE, Emory L.
Emory L. Maxie, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Brit Maxie of Mazie, this county, died recently of pneumonia. He had been in poor health for quite a while and his condition was such that he could not combat pneumonia. He was a young man of fine character and his death at the age when he  was just coming into manhood is especially sad. It has called forth the deepest sympathy from neighbors and friends. The parents are amongst the best people of Lawrence County. Mr. Maxie is a merchant and farmer, an industrious and enterprising citizen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

MAYO, Joe Ad
Joe Ad Mayo, 60 years old, well known farmer and member of a prominent Floyd  County family, died as he has being taken to the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, following a paralytic stroke believed to have been caused by cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Mayo was stricken at Allen, near where he resided. En route, he carried on a conversation with the driver of the car until a short distance from home. Alarmed at Mr. Mayo’s silence, the driver turned to find him unconscious. The son of the late William and Rhoda Martin Mayo, the deceased was one of Floyd county’s most highly respected citizens. A farmer and for years a livestock dealer, he was widely known throughout this section. Mr. Mayo was never married. He is survived by 2 brothers and one sister, Seymour Mayo, of Allen, Prof. M. J. Mayo of St. Louis, MO and Mrs. Den Fairchild of Allen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

MCFADDIN, Alice
Mrs. Alice McFaddin, wife of George McFaddin, died suddenly of heart failure at her home in West Paintsville Wednesday night. Mrs. McFaddin had been suffering from high blood pressure and a weak heart for years, but was in her usual health the day before she died. Mrs. McFaddin was one of the county’s good Christian mothers and her death is a severe blow to her many friends.  She has been a devout Christian for 53 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Paintsville. She was born Dec 25, 1865 and died Nov 22, 1933, age 67 years 11 months and 22 days. She was married to  George McFaddin, Sep 12, 1884 and to this union was born 7 children, 4 of whom are living. She is survived by her aged husband, who is past 70 years one daughter and 3 sons as follows: Mrs. S. E. Moore, Laud McFaddin, Isaac McFaddin, Jr., and Worth McFaddin all of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

MCGUIRE, Mary Flo
Tragedy cut short the “Children’s Hour” at the home of Gyp McGuire, well known Floyd County farmer, Thursday night, when his 7 year old daughter, Mary Flo, was killed as a revolver was accidentally discharged. Mary Flo and 2 other children were playing in a room unoccupied at the time by other members of the family. Braham McGuire, the child’s brother, is said to have entered the room carrying a .32-20 caliber revolver. A few minutes later, the shot was fired, as a result, it is claimed, of the weapon being dropped. The bullet entered the tot’s back and emerged in its abdomen. The child was a granddaughter of S. W. McGuire wealthy John Creek farmer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

OSBORNE, Joseph Ward
The body of Joseph Ward Osborne, 36, World War veteran who died at the Marting hospital in Ironton, OH Thursday following a brief illness was taken to Prestonsburg for burial. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon and Mr. Osborne was accorded full military honors. During the World War he served with the First Division. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Harriet Bradley at Raceland, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

PERKINS, Mrs. C. L.
Death claimed Mrs. C. L. Perkins at her home in Catlettsburg early Thursday morning. She had been ill for several months and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Perkins was a native of Wayne County, WV, but had resided in Catlettsburg for a number of years. She was 40 years old at the time of her death. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years and had made a wide circle of friends in Catlettsburg who were grieved to learn of her untimely death. She was married in 1910. Surviving are her husband and 10 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

PRESTON, Mrs. Tip
Mrs. Tip Preston, age 51, who resided at Meally post office on Buffalo Creek, this county, was killed in a car wreck near Wellston, Ohio, at 7:30 Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Tip Preston, C. C. Price, Mrs. Amanda Meade and daughter Miss Annabelle and Miss Hester Childers had spent last weekend at Wellston and were returning home when the accident occurred.  It was snowing and sleeting in Ohio Sunday morning and the car skidded on the icy pavement, ran into the ditch and turned over a small embankment.  Mrs. Preston was killed instantly in the crash, her skull being crushed.  Mr. Preston sustained three broken ribs and other injuries but will recover it is reported.  He was removed to his home at Meally Monday.  Mrs. Meade was also severely injured in the crash.  She was brought to a hospital in Paintsville for treatment but removed to her home at Thelma Tuesday.  Miss Helen (sic Hester) Childers received a fracture above the left eye and is recovering in the hospital.  Miss Meade and Mr. Price received minor cuts and bruises.  The party was on route to Chillicothe, Ohio, to visit Guy B. Meade, husband of Mrs. Meade, who is a patient in the U. S. Veteran’s Hospital. Judge J. Melvin Hall and R. W. Price went to Wellston Sunday and accompanied the injured to their homes in this county. Mrs. Preston was a member of a prominent Johnson County family and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband and five children.  One daughter, Mrs. German McPhere, of Wellston, Ohio, four sons, Ocemus (sic Ocenious) Preston, Earl Preston, Wilson Preston, all of Meally, and a son who is in the C. C. C. stationed at Death Valley, California.  Also three brothers, C. C. Price, of Paintsville, and John and Henry Price of Thelma; two sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Ward, Thelma, and Mrs. James F. Preston of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

QUEEN, John D.
John D. Queen, 72, passed away at his home at Glenwood, Sunday morning after an illness of 9 days. He was a son of the late John and Jane Lambert Queen. His first wife, Mrs. Ella Taylor died 27 years ago.  Funeral service was held Monday from the Glenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor of the Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment was made in the Taylor cemetery on East Fork. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Burke Queen, 5 daughters, Mrs. John Queen, Mrs. Ed Church, Glenwood, Mrs. Wesley Webb, Ashland, Mrs. Chester Hensley of Wilco, WV and Hazel Jane at home, 3 sons, Bill and Charley Queen of Glenwood, Fred Queen, at home, 4 brothers, Henry, Lonzo and tom, of Ashland and Walter Queen of Glenwood, w2 sisters, Mrs. F. R. Webb and Mrs. John J. Webb of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

QUEEN, Paul James
Paul James Queen, 23, son of Bascom and Mrs. Maud Burchett Queen of Bolts Fork, died at the home of his parents Friday morning after a 4 days illness of pneumonia. While in Logan 6 weeks ago, young Queen was injured in a motor cycle wreck and had not completely recovered. He contracted pneumonia Dec 3 which caused his death. Paul was born and reared in Lawrence County. He was a graduate of Cannonsburg High School where he was popular and well liked. Funeral service was held from Garrett Chapel M. E. Church, south, near his home, Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Rowe officiating. Interment, under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director, were made in the Buckley Cemetery. Pall bearers were his brothers and brothers in law. Surviving are the parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. George Kouns and Mrs. Frank Mayhew of Ashland, Mrs. James Davis of Huntington and 2 brothers, Eugene and Clyde Queen at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

ROBINETT, Haskell
Haskell, the 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Robinett of Gallup, died of pneumonia Wednesday after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the Chapman M. E. Church, the Rev. Holland officiating. Interment under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Surviving are the parents, 2 brothers and a sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

SALYER, Stella (Lemaster)
Mrs. Stella Salyer, wife of John B. Salyer, died at her home in Ashland after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband, John B. Salyer, 2 children, Lucy Salyer and Mrs. Vint Adkins, 6 grandchildren, her father, Henry R. LeMaster, 6 sisters and 4 brothers, Mrs. Edgar Daniel of Paintsville, John R. LeMaster of Kerz, Dennis W. LeMaster, Ashland, Mrs. Lawrence Daniel, Mrs. W. G. Caudill of Ohio, Mrs. Jasper Sloan, Hobart LeMaster, Miss Addie Lemaster and Mrs. Dewey McClure of Paintsville. She was buried in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

SKAGGS, Wert
SPEARS, Ellis
Another tragedy of the highway took its toll of human life, when a truck containing 5 men plunged over the side of Buffalo Hill on the Garrett Highway between Paintsville and Inez Thursday night, Nov 16. While going down the side of the mountain, Norman Ratliff, driver of the ill-fated truck for some reason lost control of the machine and landed the truck in a narrow hollow, 400 feet below. After the crash it was found that Wert Skaggs, 50 years old, merchant and Ellis Spears, 31, teacher, both of Chestnut, KY had been instantly killed. Ratliff, a man by the name of Boyd and a man whose name we failed to get escaped the crash with only minor injuries. How any occupant of the truck escaped death seems almost a miracle, as the truck rolled and turned over the rocks and thru timber for 400 feet. The truck was a complete wreck. Funeral services were held for Spears at River, KY Saturday. The funeral of Mr. Skaggs was held at Chestnut Sunday. Spears is survived by his wife and one child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 1, 1933

SPEARS, Abe
An illness of one month claimed the life of Abe Spears, 62, who died at the home of Wade Coleman at Phelps Friday. Mr. Spears was born at Inez, in Martin County, but came to Pike County in 1916 and had resided at Phelps since that time. He was engaged in farming. Besides his widow, Mint Spears, he is survived by 2 step sons, Joe Roberts and Reuben Roberts and by 3 step daughters, Louisa Dotson, Lula Stilton and Price Dotson, all of Phelps. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

TRIMBLE, Bob
Bob Trimble, 35, died at the home of his father, Paris Trimble, of Barnetts Creek, following an illness of more than 6 months from glandular cancer, which developed from a bad tonsil.  This is said to be a rare form of cancer which continues to swell instead of eating away the tissues. He was a good citizen and a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow and 3 children, his father, Paris Trimble, 3 sisters, Mrs. Joe Cole of Ashland, and Mrs. Everett Gullett and Mrs. Bruce Roberts of Lucasville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 15, 1933

VANHORN, Myrtle
Miss Myrtle Van Horn, 39, of 513 Campbell Avenue, Ironton, OH, passed away suddenly Thursday Dec 14 at the Deaconess Hospital. The young woman who had been ill for several days was taken to the hospital shortly before her death. Miss Van Horn was a native of Lawrence County, KY and was born Jun 26, 1884, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Van Horn. She is survived by her parents and one sister. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Father F. W. Gloeckner officiating. The body was taken to Cadmus, KY for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

WEBB, Thomas J.
An illness of about 2 months resulted in the death of Thomas J. Webb, 70 year old Maytown farmer and well known Floyd County citizen. Cause of his death was not definitely place, his illness being diagnosed at one time as typhoid fever and again as a brain tumor. Familiarly known to hundreds of friends in this county as “Hoss” Mr. Webb held the respect of all who knew him. He was a son of the late Jonah Webb and Mrs. Artie Osborne Webb, members of  2 of the county’s oldest and best known families. Mr. Webb was married on Apr 13, 1890 to Miss Madella May, a daughter of the Rev. George May and to this union 6 children were born. Mrs. Webb died about 33 years ago. Surviving children are Mrs. S.B. Begley, Mrs. Bill May and Earl Webb, of Langley, Mrs. Roy May, Mt. Sterling and J.C. Webb of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. D.C. Dingus of Alphoretta and a half sister, Mrs. W. S. Martin of Eastern. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 8, 1933

WELLMAN, Atwell T.
Mr. Atwell T. Wellman, 86, passed away on Thursday night of last week at his home in Louisa after an illness of only 2 days. Asthma is said to have been the cause of his death. News of his unexpected death was received with sorrow by his many friends, but few of whom had heard of his illness. He was able to be on the street on Tuesday. He was a son of David and Rebecca Wilson Wellman of Wayne County, WV and for many years conducted a general store at Saltpeter, WV, later moving to Louisa where he resided the past 40 years and was a highly respected citizen. Mr. Wellman had for 60 years been a faithful member of the Christian Church and was an elder in the Louisa Church. He was a charter member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics council of this place. He helped organize the Christian Church in Louisa.

His wife, Mrs. Permelia Peters Wellman, passed away about 7 years ago. Surviving are 3 sons, Charter Wellman and Dr. Ira Wellman of Louisa and J. Floyd Wellman of Huntington, WV, a daughter Mrs. Stella Lee of Cincinnati, died recently. One brother, Albert Wellman, lived in Fort Gay. Impressive funeral service was held at the Christian Church in Louisa on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. A. M. Dials of Huntington, a former pastor here, conducting the rites, assisted by Rev. John D. Marcum. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Active pallbearers were his grandsons, R. E. Lee, L. L. Lee, Atwell Lee, Ernest Wellman, W. D. Riffe, James Wellman. Honorary: L. K. Vinson, R. C. McClure, M. S. Burns, Robert Dixon, W. F. Wilson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 22, 1933

WHITT, George
George Whitt’s death took place last Friday night the 22nd. He was shot by a man said to be under the influence of liquor. He lived about 5 house and told them he was ready to meet his Savior and wanted them to meet him in heaven. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 29, 1933

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