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ADKINS, Orville
HOLBROOK, Ora
HOLBROOK, Cy
ISOM, Jim
West Liberty, KY, Jan 2—five men were reported killed and 12 other injured, 4 critically when a frozen boiler exploded today at a grist and saw mill on middle fork of Elk Fork Creek, in an isolated section 15 miles south of here. Those killed were Ora Holbrook, 40, Jim Isom, 35, Cy Holbrook, 35, Orville Adkins, 12, and a man so badly mangled he could not be readily identified, according to farmers who rode 7 miles on horseback to the nearest telephone to summon a physician. Ollie Cox, owner of the mill, was one of the most seriously injured, according to the reports telephoned here. Dr. L. D. Webb, left for the scene to aid the injured. It was said that the injuries ranged from Skull fractures and possible internal injuries to broken limbs and lacerations. Grinding day had attracted a large crowd of customers to the isolated mill in the mountainous section of Morgan County, and they gathered around the warm boiler to escape the cold while awaiting their turn to have corn ground into meal. The theory given most credence here as to the cause of the explosion was that recent severe cold weather had left the boiler passages filled with ice and that it exploded when heated. It was also considered possible that the fireman turned cold water into the hot boiler. The entire mill building on the creek bank was wrecked by the blast, according to the reports and jagged pieces of boiler iron were hurled into the surrounding crown. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

BARTRAM, Martha Jane (Robinson)
Mrs. Martha Jane Bartram, 75, widow of the late Elihu Bartram, of Fort Gay, died at her home Friday morning after an illness of 3 weeks. She was a daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Frasher Robinson, of Mill Creek, near Fort Gay, and lived there practically all of her life. She had been a member of the M. E. Church there for 40  years. Funeral rites were held Sunday morning at 11 from the Fort Gay M. E. Church with the pastor, Rev. Enoch Scaggs, officiating. Interment was made in the Bartram Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Willard Lycans, Bill Ryland, Frank Peters, Elsey Varney, Clyde Frazier and Nile Peters. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. B.F. Baker and Mrs. David Wheeler of Fort Gay and 2 sons, W. M. Bartram of Bowling Green, KY and Mont Bartram of Fort Gay and 8 sisters, Mrs. Lidia Wellman and Mrs. C.B. Wellman of Louisa, Mrs. Virginia Norris, Mrs. Manda Lycan, Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson, Mrs. Isadora Spears and Mrs. Elizbeth Peters of Huntington and one brother, Mont Robinson of Mill Creek. . Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

BARTRAM, William L.
William L. Bartram, 65, died at his home in Fort Gay, WV, last Thursday after an illness of several months of heart trouble. He was the son of John and Mary Wellman Bartram, deceased and was a life long resident of Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. L.W. Borders of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. B. F. Wilkerson of Cumberland, OH and Mrs. Lizzie Wriston of Kingston, WV, Grant Bartram of Fort Gay, WV and John M. Bartram of Waverly, OH. Funeral rites were held from the M. E. Church in Fort Gay, Saturday afternoon, Rev. L. D. Bryan, of Kenova, WV and Rev. E. Scraggs of Fort Gay, officiating. Interment in the Bartram Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

BLACKBURN, Peyton
Peyton Blackburn, 72, died on Thursday night of last week at his home near Louisa. He had been in ill health 4 years and seriously ill about 10 days. He was a son of Peyton and Malinda Pinson Blackburn, who came to this county from Pike County many years ago. His older brother, Harmon Blackburn, passed away last November. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary R. Moore Blackburn, 3 daughters, Mrs. J.E. Lathen and Mrs. J. O. McAdams, Columbus, OH, Ms. D. s. Martin, a son, J. Harlan Blackburn, Louisa. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been married 54 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Burgess Chapel by Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. A. Copley, interment following in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

BOGGS, Watson
Watson Boggs, age 27 years 10 months and 7 days, departed this life Jan 6 leaving hopes of meeting loved ones in a better land. He was a son of Flurney and Myrtle Boggs, a citizen of Cherokee and much loved by all. He leaves behind besides father and mother, 2 brothers, Clyde and Proctor and one sister, Mrs. W. E. Wiler. Also his wife, Ethel Polly Boggs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

BRUCE, Sarah E.
Funeral services were held Monday in Ironton, OH for Mrs. Sarah E. Bruce, of Union Landing, who passed away Saturday at her home. Rev. J. R. Gilpin, of Russell, officiating at the rites and interment in Woodland cemetery. Mrs. Bruce was born at Fort Gay, WV, on Dec 23, 1864 and was past 70 years of age. Her husband died 3 years ago and one son, Taylor V. Bruce passed away on Sep 6, 1890. Surviving children are Mrs. Mabel Kouns of South Point, Wayne, Alice and Avanelle at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

BRYAN, Garnet Marie
Garnet Marie Bryan, 2 ½ year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bryan of Richardson, died Wednesday in a local hospital from burns sustained when she pulled a wash boiler of boiling water off the stove on herself. The accident occurred at the Bryan home at Richardson, Tuesday afternoon. She was brought here for the treatment. More than half of her body was badly burned. The body was taken to the home at Richardson Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning it was taken to the Buchanan Chapel, near Zelda, where funeral service was held, the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Interment, under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Chester Eugene, 2 weeks old, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Vanhorn of
Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Vess Bryan of Buchanan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

CALDWELL, George W.
George W. Caldwell, 32 years old, of Catlettsburg, member of a prominent Boyd County family and widely known traveling salesman, was killed in an automobile accident near Chadwick’s Creek shortly before 6 o’clock Friday night. Mr. Caldwell was killed almost instantly when his automobile and a truck driven by Lawrence Woods, cattle buyer, collided. Both men were driving alone, Mr. Woods escaped injury. The coroner and other county officials, after viewing the scene of the accident and questioning Mr. Woods, exonerated him of any negligence. Mr. Caldwell, who several years ago gained prominence in athletic circles as a baseball player, was employed by the Delco Light Products Co., in Eastern Kentucky. He leaves the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Caldwell of Catlettsburg, with whom he resided, a sister, Mrs. Byron Laney, who is matron at the county home at Summit, KY, and 3 brothers, Cecil Edward Caldwell, Catlettsburg, L. C. Caldwell, Boyd County  school superintendent, and Isaac J. Caldwell of Ironton. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the Grassland M. E. Church, South, and was in charge of Rev.  S. J. Campbell, of Quinnwood, WV, Rev. Arden P. Keyser of Catlettsburg and Rev. L. D. Roe of Grassland assisting in the service. Burial in the Hazelette Cemetery near the Grassland Church. Members of the Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 521 of Bolt’s Fork of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the service at the grave. Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

CRISP, Lief
Prestonsburg, KY, Jan 1—Harrison Frazier, Floyd County patrolman, who shot and killed Lief Crisp, 52 years old, member of the Town Council of Martin, was arrested and lodged in jail. Ray Dingus, a brother in law of Crisp and a witness of the killing, said the officer shot Crisp without provocation. Frazier accused Crisp of being drunk while they were at the home of Earnest Body at Martin, saying that he would have to take Crisp to Prestonsburg, according to Dingus. When Crisp remonstrated, Dingus claimed, the officer struck him on the head with his gun, knocking him down. Later, after Crisp had walked several years away onto the railroad tracks Frazier followed him and fired one shot from a .44 caliber revolver into his abdomen. Dingus said, Crisp, died 20 minutes later. Frazier told Sheriff Stumbo today that he shot Crisp in self defense while the latter was resisting arrest. It was reported here that Crisp was attempting to wrest a revolver from the officer’s hand when the shot was fired. Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

CRUTCHFIELD, L. M.
Word was received here Sunday night of the death of L. M. Crutchfield, 77, father of C. M. Crutchfield, of Madison Street. His death occurred at his home in Nicholasville, KY Sunday morning after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, 2 sons, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church of Nicholasville, with the Rev. B. O. Beck, officiating. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

CURNUTTE, James
James Curnutte, of Kenova, WV, was killed in an automobile accident at the mouth of Haney’s Branch near Kenova, on Sunday Dec 24. Mr. Curnutte was killed instantly when his automobile was side swiped by another. His car turned over twice, breaking his neck. Two others who were in the car were slightly injured. Funeral services were held Tuesday by Rev. J. W. Crabtree of East Lynn, WV. Interment was made in the Staley Cemetery at Peter Cave, WV his former home. He leaves his mother, Mrs. W.M. Miller of Louisa, 2 brothers, Ulysses Curnutte, Jr., of Louisa, Fred Curnutte of Springfield, OH and 5 sisters, Mrs. William West of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Raymond Ball of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Luther Lambert of Kenova, WV, Mrs. William Marcum of Breeden, WV and Miss Mabel Curnutte of Louisa, his step father, W. M. Miller of Louisa; 2 step brothers, Russell Miller of Louisa and Riley Miller of U. S. Navy, 4 step sisters, Mrs. Mabel Newman, Willon Wood, OH, Mrs. Mildred Walker, Diamond, WV, Mrs. Virgil Hewlette and Mrs. Ruth White of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

DAMRON, A. W.
Rev. A. W. Damron, 70 years old, widely known Wayne County minister, died at his home in the town of Wayne, Friday night. Death was due to a heart attack. Although Rev. Damron had not enjoyed good health for several months his passing was unexpected. He was able to be up and around all day before the sudden attack.  The deceased had been active in the ministry for 27 years and had served 7 terms as moderator of the Twelve Pole Baptist Association, an office he held at the time of his death. He was also acting as juvenile officer of the 24th judicial circuit court at Wayne at the time of his death. He was born Nov 18, 1863 at Centerville, Wayne County. He was married to Miss Emma J. Smith of Wayne County, Apr 19,1888 and to this union 10 children were born. His wife and 5 children preceded him in death. He was ordained to preach, Dec 29, 1906, at the Centerville Baptist Church. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. P. Frazier, of Cincinnati and Mrs. E. A. Cole of Ceredo; 3 sons, L. b. and Muss Damron of Wayne and Max Damron of Covington, KY; 3 brothers, Alex, Lindsey and Add Damron of Centerville; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Wayne Baptist Church, of which Rev. Damron was pastor for many years, by Rev. U. S. Pinson, present pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kenova. Burial was in the family cemetery on Whites Creek, Wayne, WV News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

DAMRON, Charles
Charles Damron, 43 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Damron, of Garretts Creek, was instantly killed in Bluefield Monday evening about 6 o’clock when struck by an automobile as he started to board a street car. Mr. Damron was a street car conductor and also a minister of the gospel. It is said that he had been struck by automobiles twice before during his life. The driver of the automobile failed to stop. Bluefield police said and they body of Damron was carried 100 feet. Mr. Damron is widely known throughout Wayne County and is a member of one of Wayne’s prominent families. He is survived by his wife, 4 children, 3 brothers, Jay Damron of the town of Wayne, Earl and Jennings Damron of Garretts Creek, 3 sisters, Mrs. Fisher Bailey and Mrs. Curtis Cyrus of Garretts Creek and Mrs. Mitchell of Kenova, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Damron of Garretts Creek. Funeral services were held at the home in Bluefield on Tuesday and the body was brought to Wayne County for burial Wednesday—Wayne, WV News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

DERIFIELD, Chester
In loving remembrance of our dear nephew, Chester Derifield, who died Dec  16,1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

DIAMOND, Paul
Returning to his home at noon in his usual good health after attending his classed at the grade school in Catlettsburg Friday, Paul Diamond, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Diamond of Gray Hill, Catlettsburg, became suddenly ill during the afternoon and died Friday evening. He was unconscious for several hours before death occurred. The youth is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Diamond one brother, Ralph and a sister, Fay, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Diamond. Funeral services were held Sunday. Burial in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

ENSLOW, Florance L.
Florance L. Enslow, 74 years old of Huntington, widely known citizen and a son of one of the earliest Huntington families, died in a hospital Friday afternoon. He entered the hospital Dec 13. Mr. Enslow was born in Scioto County, OH, Feb 28, 1860. In 1870, he went with his parents, Ravilla and Sophia Andre Enslow to reside on a farm within what was to be the new city of Huntington. The Enslow estate was part of whit is now Highlawn where Florance Enslow resided. Educated in public schools of that city, Mr. Enslow later learned the machinist trade at the C & O shops where he worked a number of years. His longest period of service, however, was at the plant of the American Car & Foundry Co. He retired 14 years before his death. He was a member of the First M. E. Church and of the Modern Woodmen of America. In early life he married Martha McClure of Gallup, KY who died in 1902. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W.S. Rogers and 2 brothers, J. M. and Frank E. Enslow, both of Huntington. Another brother was the late Dr. C.R. Enslow. The ather of this family was for many years actively engaged in Huntington and elsewhere as a paving contractor. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

FERGUSON, W. J. W.
W. J. W. Ferguson, 85 years old, widely known Wayne Countian, died at his home in Wayne last Thursday. Death was caused by pneumonia. He was ill only 9 days and had remained active despite his advanced years until his brief illness. “Uncle Worth” as he was familiarly known to hundred of Wayne Countians, had a legion of friends who were grieved to learn of his death. Mr. Ferguson was the oldest member of the Masonic lodge in Wayne county and probably the oldest in the state. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne M. E. Church, South on Saturday morning, with the local Masonic lodge assisting. Rev. Henry Mullens, Rev. G. H. Farmer and Rev. U. S. Pinson were in charge of the funeral services. Burial in the family cemetery at Elmwood. Mr. Ferguson was a native of Wayne County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Burwell Ferguson. In 1871 he became a member of the M. E. Church, South. He was twice married. His first wife, before marriage was Miss Emmaline Pyles. To this union 2 sons were born, Burnie Ferguson of Wayne, Gobe Ferguson of Kenova. These sons survive. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ferguson was married to Mrs. Malinda Sellards who also survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

FOSTER, James D.
Russell—Funeral services for James D. Foster, 94, were conducted at his home, Rev. W. R. Fogelsong, pastor of the Mead Memorial Church officiating at the brief service. Major Foster, as he was known to a multitude of friends and admirers, died at his home here. His death followed an illness which dates back to several days before Christmas of last year. He was perhaps the oldest living member of the Masons in the state of Kentucky, having been a member of that organization for the past 72 years. He took an active part in the affairs of the organization. He was also a member  of the Dick Lambert Post G.A. R. of Ironton, OH, which was until recent years a very active organization. He was affiliated with the F. an AM at Ironton and was a member of the Knight Templars. Mr. Foster was born in Pennsylvania. Following the close of the war he returned to his home at Ironton. Three years later he was united in marriage to Miss Namal Meade, a member one of Eastern Kentucky’s best known families. She died 20 years later. Of 8 children, 5 survive their aged father. The Knight Templars of which he was a member were in charge of the burial rites in the family plot at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. He is survived by the following children: Byrd Mead Cobbs of Russell; 2 half brothers, William H. Foster of Ironton, James D. Foster, Jr., of Charleston: Charles of Huntington, and Clancy Foster of Ironton, Edward of Waverly, WV, and John H. Foster of Ashland and 2 sisters, Margaret and Mary Rose, both of California, also survive. (Note: typed like it was printed in newspaper). Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

 

GAMBILL, John James
Dr. J. J. Gambill 59 years old, passed away Wednesday in the Memorial  hospital in Huntington, the result of a paralytic stroke suffered three and  a half hours earlier. A son of the late Leander C. and Lorraine Boggs Gambill he was born and reared in Lawrence County.  At the age of 21 he graduated from the Emery  Medical school in Atlanta, Ga.  Since graduation he had practiced in this county.  He was married to Mary M. Swetnam daughter of Milton Swetnam, thirty-five years ago.  She survives.  He was a member of the Jake Rice  Masonic Lodge No. 604 of Blaine and the Louisa Chapter, No. 95 R. A. M. Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Christian  Church at Blaine of which he had been a member for ten years.  The Rev. John H. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV. Surviving are the widow, one twin brother, Dr. Harry Gambill, of Blaine, who is critically ill, an done sister, Mrs. Proctor Sparks of Ashland. Dr. Gambill had been in rather poor health for quite a while. He passed through Louisa on his way to Huntington and appeared to be as well as at any time in recent months. His death was entirely unexpected. He was well known throughout the county. He stood high in the Blaine Community where he had practiced medicine for so many years and he will be greatly missed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

HALL, Walter
Walter Hall, 23 years old, died at his home on the right fork of Bull Creek, near Crum, WV. He was hunting and was accidentally shot about the head and face which resulted in his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hall. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

HANKS, Mrs. S. C.
Mrs. S. C. Hanks passed away at her home Friday afternoon at one thirty o’clock after a short illness attributed to pneumonia. Mrs. Hanks was born and reared in Paintsville. She was a graduate of the Bowling Green Business school and was at one time stenographer for the Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear. She was married to S. C. Hanks of Ashland, Ky., in October 1915.  Mr. Hanks is an employee of the C & O Railroad Company.  They spent most of their married life in Ironton, Ohio. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Boyd; her husband, S. C. Hanks; one sister, Mrs. J. K. Butcher; three brothers, G. V. Boyd, W. J. Bryan Boyd, and R. C. Boyd.  Two brothers preceded her in death, Russel and Hobe Boyd. At the time of her death Mrs. Hanks was forty-two years of age. The funeral was conducted by Reverend W. I. Canter, Rev. H. B. Conley and Rev. R. Lee James at the home of her parents on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

HATFIELD, A. T.
A. T. Hatfield, aged about 40 years, was fatally injured Tuesday night when struck by a freight train near Cedar. He died of a fractured skull in the local hospital a few hours after being admitted. Railway officials said the man, had been sitting on the rails a short time before the train struck him. He is believed to have been a transient. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

HATFIELD, Mrs. Thomas
Funeral service for Mrs. Thomas Hatfield, who died Sunday at the home of her brother in law, R. B. Hatfield in Catlettsburg, was held from the Second Baptist Church at Normal. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, her father, James Monroe Adams, 6 children, Thomas Junior, Betty Lou, Wilma Jean, Patricia Ann, Billy Joe and James Anderson, all at home, 2 sisters,  Mrs. Warren Simmons of Ashland and Mrs. Percy Gussler of Blaine and 2 brothers, J. G. Adams of Catlettsburg and Lawrence Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

HICKMAN, Atho
In loving memory of my niece, Atho Hickman of McCarr, KY, who departed this life, Dec 24, 1933. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

HOWELL, Edgar
Edgar Howell, 48, died suddenly at his home at Seco, in Letcher County, a victim of heart attack. Mr. Howell was well known in Johnson County. He was born and raised at East Point and became an employee of the North-East Coal Company when the company began operations at Thealka. He was later transferred to Seco where he was associated with the South-East Coal Company  and held a responsible position with that company at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, formerly  Miss Kitty Lavender, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Lavender of Paintsville. He is also survived by one son, Edgar and his father of Seco,a nd 2 brothers at East Point. Mr. Howell was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Seco, the body was brought to Paintsville where short services were again held at the Missionary Baptist Church Friday, in charge of Rev. Root, pastor of the Seco M.E. Church and Rev. R. Lee James, Pastor of the Baptist Church of this city. Burial was made in the Stafford Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

KELLEY, Mary (Kiser)
Mary Kiser Kelley, wife of A. M. Kelley of near Hitchins, KY, died Jan 18, 1934 of a liver condition which was probably cancerous. She was raised near Olive Hill. She and her husband lived for many years at Barn Rock, Johnson County, KY. Mr. Kelley sold his farm at Barn Rock in 1932 and b ought and moved to a large and valuable farm, known as the Crawford farm, between Grayson and Hitchins. Mrs. Kelley was a good Christian woman, kind to everyone and liked by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and neighbors. She leaves besides her husband, 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, all married. She was buried on the home farm on Jan 19, 1934. When the neighbors had her grave almost completed a neighbor man of the name of William Collins, stopped to look in the grave and fell dead, it is supposed from heart disease. Mr. Collins formerly lived in the upper Blaine country, his mother being a daughter of Uncle Tommy Sagraves of Flat Gap, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

LEMASTER, Martha
Mrs. Martha Lemaster, 64, died at her home at Louisa, Monday after an illness of 4 days. She was the wife of Henry Lemaster. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the home with Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Interment was made in the Maynard Cemetery, near Donithan. Mrs. Lemaster had been a member of the United Baptist church for  45 years. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Maynard and Mrs. Charles Maynard of Glenhayes, WV, 4 sons, Daniel Lemaster, Charley Lemaster, Jimmie Lemaster and Herbert Lemaster all of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

LONG, Mrs. Luther T.
Mrs. Luther T. Long, the former Miss Anna Louise Ratcliff, one of Huntington’s best-loved women, wife of the general manager of the Huntington Publishing Co. died Friday night at the family residence. Stricken with influenza a few days ago, Mrs. Long developed pneumonia a week ago, Friday. It quickly became apparent that her condition was critical and thence forward for several days those surrounding her were torn between hopes and fears. Oxygen was administered for the first time on Sunday and as the week progressed she seemed to improve. Bulletins were cheerful for the most part until Friday when her temperature dropped suddenly, precipitating  a crisis she was unable to surmount. During the entire period of her illness her well being was the subject of widespread and general concern among the people of Huntington and the tri-state region throughout which she was well known. Mrs. Long was born at Louisa, a descendant of 2 ld and always prominent families of the Big Sandy Valley. Her father was John F. Ratcliff and her mother Mary Rebecca Burchett. When his daughter was 9 year old, Mr. Ratcliff became a partner in the wholesale grocery house of Hagen-Ratcliff & Co. and brought his family to Huntington. The future Mrs. Long was educated in the public school, graduating at high school and later studied at Randolph Macon women’s college at Lynchburg, VA. Mr. and Mrs. Long were married on Dec 7, 1915. They have 5 children, the eldest of whom, Luther Thompson Long, 11, was in a serious condition with pneumonia at the time the mother was stricken. He has been convalescent for several days. Other children are  John Ratcliff, Mary Rebecca, Joe Harvey and Anna Louise. Also surviving are Mrs. Long’s mother, Mrs. Ratcliff, and one brother, John D. Ratcliff of Pallisades, NY. Mrs. Long, though best known for her devotion to her home and family, had been active as a patron of the Tuberculosis Association. She enshrined herself in countless heats by a thousand acts of unrecorded charity. A Christian from infancy, she was a member of the Johnson Memorial M. E. Church, South. Herald-Dispatch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 19, 1934

LYCAN, Marco Lewis
Marco Lewis Lycan, 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Lycan of Fort Gay, died Jan 1 following one week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was held Tuesday at the Christian Cemetery near the home. Interment was made there. Surviving are the parents, 3 sisters and 5 brothers. Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

MAY, Mrs. James
Catlettsburg—Mrs. James May, 63, died Tuesday at her home on the Johnson Fork of Catletts creek, after a long illness. She had been a resident of Boyd County for a number of years and was well known throughout the county. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, Alex of Newell, WV, Herbert and James at home, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Virgie Lovett of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Mabel Kiser of Ashland. Three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Michaels of Liverpool, OH, Mrs. Helen Canterberry at Kenova, WV and Mrs. Stella Christian of Cyrus, WV. Funeral services were conducted from the Free Will Baptist Church in Sandy City, Catlettsburg, Thursday, in charge of Rev. J.F. Duvall. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

MCCARTY, Maud
Mrs. Maud McCarty, age 41 years, wife of Burns McCarty, whose illness was mentioned by us some time ago, died on the 17  inst. at the home of her daughter, in Van Lear, after 4 months illness. Our local physicians did all they could for her early in her illness, but later she was removed to the Beaver Valley hospital at Martin and after treatment there, she went to her daughter’s home in Van Lear, from whence she could never be removed. After weeks of intense suffering she passed over the “River of Death” surrounded by her family and friends. She was one of our most splendid women, a devout member of the Church of God for a number of years, strictly religious and so long as she was here with us her home was open for the weekly prayer service, to which all were invited. She leaves  a husband, 9 children and a host of friend to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

MOORE, Donald
On Cot 3, 1932, God dropped to earth one of his jewels at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Moore, to brighten their home fro 15 months and 4 days. On Jan 7, God saw fit to call to his heavenly palace the little babe, where he will shine as one of God’s bright angels. Why should we mourn when the passing of little Donald Seth only strengthens the golden cord that is drawing up, and he is beckoning us to come from our earthly sanctuary to a home of eternal bliss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

NUNLEY, Charles
Charles Nunley, of Cannonsburg, who was burned while burning grass on a farm near Cannonsburg, died Friday morning. Mr. Nunley had gone out on his farm to burn some grass and weeds on a plot of ground which he planned to cultivate nest spring when his clothing caught fire. Instead of lying down and rolling in order to extinguish the flames, he started to run and this fanned the flames which almost cooked him. A Mr. Eastham rushed to Mr. Nunley’s assistance and received painful burns about his hand in trying to put the fire out. Mr. Nunley was burned over the entire body, except his face, and a small portion of his back. Surviving are 2 brothers, Henry Nunley of Cannonsburg and James Nunley of Summit and one sister, Mrs. S. Maloy of near Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held Saturday from the Methodist Church at Cannonsburg with Rev. Roe in charge. Burial in the Nunley cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

PARSONS, John
John Parsons, 54, a resident of Ashland until a short time ago, when he moved to a farm near Ironton, OH, died in the C & O hospital in Huntington, WV Monday from complications. Mr. Parsons was well known. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and had been an employee of the C & O for the past 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Chloe Lee Parsons, and one son, Roy L. Parsons, of Ironton, OH. Funeral service was held from the Nazarene Church, Ashland, Thursday with Rev. W. w. Hankes in charge, assisted by Rev. G. E. Phillips, the pastor of the church. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 19, 1934

PENNINGTON, Frank
The body of Frank Pennington, 41, former resident of Catlettsburg, who died Monday, Jan 1, at his home in Logan, WV, was taken to the Bocook home on the Cannonsburg road. Funeral services were conducted from the United Baptist Church by Rev. Duncan of Ashland. Burial was in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Mr. Pennington is survived by his widow, one daughter, a brother and sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

PERRY, Albert
Albert Perry, 37 years old, World War Veteran, former Beaver Creek coal operator and merchant, died at his home near Alphoretta, a victim of heart disease, from which he had suffered since childhood.  Mr. Perry was the son of the late W. E. Perry of Whitehouse, Johnson County. After service in the Navy during the World War, Mr. Perry engaged in the coal business in this county and later conducted a store at Alphoretta. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Rayna Pratt Perry and 2 children, his mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. The body was brought to Prestonsburg, where funeral rites were conducted. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

PERRY, Ernest
Ernest Perry, 33, of Griffith Creek, this county, died at the Savoy Hotel here early Saturday morning after an illness of pneumonia. He became ill at his home and came here 9 days previous to his death to be near a doctor. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church at Cherryville, with Rev. Billie Ball, of Russell, officiating. Interment was made under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director, in the Chapman cemetery near Chapman. A son of Arnold H. and Merinda Hensley Perry, of Griffith Creek, he was born and reared there. For the past several years he has been employed as a mason on a bridge construction crew of the C & O Railroad company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Agnes Thompson Perry, his parents, 5 children, Everette, Chester, Irene, Louverna, and Elizabeth, one sister, Mrs. Charles Lemaster, 5 brothers, John Perry of Stevens Branch, Ray, Arnold, Theodore and Cecil of Griffith Creek and one half brother, M. T. Preece of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

Ernest Perry was born Mar 6, 1900, departed this life Dec 30, 1933 age 33 years, 9 months and 4 days. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Perry, his wife and 5 small children, 6 brothers, Ray, Arnold, Jr., Theodore, Cecil of Griffith Creek, John of Beaver Creek and a half brother, M. T. Preece, Fort Gay, WV, and one sister, Mrs. Charlie Lemasters of Griffith Creek, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

RICE, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Rice, 89, died at the home of her sister in law, Mrs. Polk Bevins, near Emma, after a brief illness following a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were conducted from the Bevins home by Rev. H. R. Simmons of Dwale. The body was taken to Pike County for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

ROARK, Jesse
Jesse Roark, 26, of Salyersville, but formerly a resident of Ashland, was killed in an automobile accident Sunday near Rockdale, OH. Mr. Roark, with Mrs. Roark and little daughter were in the car. He was blinded by lights from a car approaching and his machine ran off a culvert and turned over into a small creek. He was pinned under the car in about 2 feet of warter and drowned. Mrs. Roark and the little child, Betty, were thrown out of the car and escaped unhurt, though the child was thrown into the water. Besides his wife and daughter and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roark, he is survived by 2 brothers, Sam and Sterling Roark of Salyersville and one sister, Mrs. Everett Starcher of Wakefield, OH with whom they were to spend Christmas. Burial was a Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

ROSS, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Ross, 77, well known farmer of Boyd County, and retired Ashland real estate man, died Monday at the home of Eden Fannin. Mr. Ross became ill last week while serving on the jury at Catlettsburg and Friday was persuaded by Mr. Fannin, whom he raised from boyhood, to go to his home for a rest. His condition became steadily worse until his death. Many years ago he left his farm on Bolts Fork and went to Ashland to engage in the real estate business. He resided there for 25 years before retiring  and returning to his farm about 3 years ago. His father, Judge J. D. Ross, was the first county judge in Boyd County. The body was taken to the home of J. T. Ross on Bolts Fork and the funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Ross Chapel on Bolts Fork by Rev. Rowe, pastor. Burial was made in the Lon Ross Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Mr. Ross is survived by 2 children, George J. Ross and Mrs. Jacob Leight, both at home, one brother, David J. Ross of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Charley Millis of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ann Justice of Ashland and Mrs. Theodore Riffe of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

RUCKER, Basil
Funeral service for Basil Rucker, 52 years old resident of Rush, KY, was held  Sunday at Music Chapel. Rev. Thompson Alexander officiating and burial in the Eastham Cemetery. Mr. Rucker, a coal miner who was born in Boyd County, died suddenly Thursday night while attending a prayer meeting at his home. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Bessie H. Rucker, 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Malone of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Oscar Bolt of Rush and the following sons and daughters at home Paul, Joseph, Edith, Mary Frances and Ruth. Also surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. James Leiber of Ashland, Mrs. Phillip Holly of Rush, Mrs. W. M. Langley of Ohio and Mrs. Chris Savage of Cambridge, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

RUNYAN, Henderson M.
Catlettsburg—The body of Henderson M. Runyan, who died at Gillispie, WV, at the age of 69, was brought to Catlettsburg to the home of his son, Harold Runyan, form where funeral services were conducted. Mr. Runyan of Pike County, KY and had resided in Catlettsburg for many years. He was engaged in the timber business and was well known throughout the tri-state section and the Big Sandy Valley. He had been in ill health for but a short time and word of his death came as a shock to his friends here. The deceased is survived by his widow, Grace Runyan of this city, one son, Harold Runyan, of Catlettsburg, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Floyd H. Davis of Huntington, WV, Mrs. W. B. Pollitt of Madisonville, OH, and Mrs. J. O. Sexson of Phoenix, AZ. Two brothers, H. w. Runyan of Boyd County and Floyd Runyan of Greenup County and 2 sisters, Mrs. Bruce Ely and Mrs. t. L. Ford both of Catlettsburg also survive. The services were in charge of Rev. W. C. Stewart, pastor of the M. E. Church and were followed by burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

SAMMONS, Ulysses
Ulysses Sammons, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sammons, of Griffith Creek, died Thursday of last week. Funeral service was held last the home with Rev. E. W. Lambert, of Donithan, officiating. Burial was  made in the Franklin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

SCARBERRY, Rudolph
Rudolph Scarberry, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Scarberry of Whites Creek, Body County, died Sunday after a long illness. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral service was conducted at the Methodist Protestant Church on Christmas day by the pastor, Rev. H. L. Shumway and interment was in the Bowling Cemetery.  Big Sandy News, Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

SEE, Mary Ellen
Miss Mary Ellen, See, 69, passed away at the home of her nephew, Jack See, near Louisa, Friday afternoon. She was a daughter of David and Lizzie Goff See, deceased, prominent citizens of the county. Miss See had been in ill health the pat year. She had been a faithful and life long member of the Baptist church. Funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon with interment in the See Cemetery, the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Link Burke, who lives in Michigan and 8 nieces and 4 nephews. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

SMITH, Nancy M.
Mrs. Nancy M. Smith was born Oct 10, 1868, and departed this life Dec 27, 1933 aged 68 years 2 months and 17 days. She was united in marriage to M. J. Smith. To this union there were born 13 children, 10 of whom preceded her to the other life, as did her husband. Jasper Smith, of Huntington, Mrs. Rebecca Carver of White’s Creek, and Andrew Smith of Kenova, 12 grandchildren with a host of friends, remain to mourn their loss. Mrs. Smith was a life long member of the M. E. Church. Funeral services were conducted in the Ceredo M. E. Church Friday by the pastor, Rev. W. C. Strohmeyer,  and burial took place in Brown’s Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

STAMBAUGH, Elizabeth (Pelphrey)
Mrs. Elizabeth Stambaugh, age 83, died at the home of her son, Vint Stambaugh, at Abernathy, TX, Dec 3. Her sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Salyer of Topeka, KS, also passed away 3 months before the death of Mrs. Stambaugh. They were born and raised in Johnson County and were members of the Pelphrey family. The two women were aunts of Mr. Jesse Pelphrey of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

STEWART, Joseph Shelby
Joseph Shelby Stewart, 49, died suddenly Friday at his home in Ashland. He was born in Louisa, Apr 12, 1884, the son of Joseph and Emma French Stewart both of this county. Mr. Stewart was well known in Ashland, being general yard master of the C & O Railroad Co., for which company he had worked for the past 28 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha McGraw Stewart; 4 children, Charlene, Pauline, Forrest Frances,, and Joseph M. Stewart, all at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stewart of Ashland, 4 sisters, Mrs. Inez Dillon of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Osa Stafford of Paintsville, Mrs. Forrest Gilley of Ashland and Mrs. Nila Lallance of Ashland, and by 2 brothers, Asa Stewart and John D. Stewart both of Ashland. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen; Poage Lodge F & AM No. 326, Apperson Chapter No. 81 A. M. , Ashland Commandry no. 28, K. T.  and the El Hasa Temple A.A. O.N.M.S. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the Centenary Church with Rev. P.E. Thornburg, the pastor, officiating. He was buried in the Ashland Cemetery. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

STEWART, W. R.
W. R. Stewart, of rush, died Jan 4, 1934, at the Stephenson hospital and Clinic in Ashland, where he underwent a major operation several days ago. He was born at Bolts Fork in this county, Feb 23, 1874. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertie Evans Stewart, 7 children, Virgil of Phoenix, AZ, Mary, Lillian, Helen, Robert, Billy and Henry all at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Dave Thomas of Crooksville, OH, Mrs. Allen Caldwell of Amegle, WV, Mrs. Emma Shelton of Slagle, WV, and Mrs. Byron Hereford of Rush, and one brother, Mr. J. F. Stewart of Ashland. The body was taken to the home of his cousin, Mr. Girard Stewart at Rush and funeral services were held in the Holiness Church at Rush on Saturday, Rev. Thomas Alexander officiated and burial was made in the Keffer Cemetery a Stinson, KY. The Rush Lodge F &AM. No. 715 had charge of the service at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

WATKINS, Iona Frances (Jones)
Iona Frances Watkins, 46, wife of James Anderson Watkins, of Ashland, died Jan 10,, after an illness of 7 months. Until illness forced her to discontinue work, Mrs. Watkins had been active as a trained nurse for 24 years. She was born in Carter County, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Angeline Williams Jones both of Morgan County. Funeral service Friday morning from the Holy Family Church and interment in the Calvary Cemetery. She leaves her husband, her father, one son, James, Jr., 6 brothers, Isaac and Ollie of Carter County, Martin of Rowan County, D. B. of Pike County, John of Logan County and Charles Fleming Jones of Ashland; and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Belle Foutch of Rowan County. She was a member of the Maccabee Lodge of Ashland and was a graduate of Rufus Hospital, Cincinnati. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 19, 1934

WELLMAN, Dennis W.
The death of Dennis W. Wellman, 57, of Blaine, occurred on Thursday afternoon of last week in a hospital in Ashland, where he had gone the day before for treatment. Mr. Wellman was a prominent citizen and farmer of this county, A son of Lindsay and Mrs. Samantha Swetnam Wellman, he was born and reared near Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Salyer Wellman, one son and 2 daughters, John and Misses Samantha and Florence and his mother, all of Blaine, 2 sisters, Mrs. William Grubb of Ellen and Mrs. Arthur Morris of Adams, this county and one brother, Dr. J. M. Wellman, who lives in New Mexico. Funeral service was conducted from the home on Saturday, burial following in the family cemetery. Rev. Sam Burton officiated at the funeral and interment was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 26, 1934

WELLS, Robert
Funeral service for Robert Wells, 81 retired farmer who lived in Ashland, was held there Wednesday from the funeral home. Rev. Joseph Hagin officiated and burial was in Rose Hill burial park. Mr. Wells dropped dead while feeding the chickens at his home. He was a native of Carter County. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Wells, one daughter, Mrs.Eliza Friend and one son, Moscoe Wells, both of Lawrence County, 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Sloas, of Elliott county, Mrs. Vena Booth of Willard and Mrs. Nancy McDavid of Carter County and a half sister, Mrs. Franklin Hammond of Estep. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 12, 1934

WHITE, Thomas J.
Thomas J. White, 48 years old, well known Lincoln County business man and brother of Henry F. White, Cabell County school superintendent, died at his home in Griffithsville last week. Mr. White is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lucy White, 5 children, all at home, 3 brothers, John White of Midland, PA, Jacob White of near Wayne and Guy White of Chapmansville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Pelfrey and Mrs. Maggie Lucas of Hamlin and Mrs. Arminthia Holbrook of Cleveland, OH. Burial was made in the White Cemetery at Hamlin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 5, 1934

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ADKINS, App
Funeral services for App Adkins, 58, of Dickson, Wayne County, who died in a Huntington hospital, Tuesday, where he underwent an operation recently were held at the home Wednesday, Feb 7. Burial was made in the cemetery near Kiahsville, Thursday. Mr. Adkins was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eph Adkins. He was an active member in the United Baptist Church. Rev. C. C. Cole and Rev. M. Dyer were in charge of the funeral services. Mr. Adkins is survived by the widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. Sam Queen and Mrs. Albert Moss of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Earl Bagley of Miami, FL,, one brother, Eph Adkins of Kiahsville, 2 sisters, Mrs. Maude Smith of Wilsondale and Mrs. Stella Dyer of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

ARNETT,
An illness of a few days of pneumonia, resulted in the death Friday of the 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Arnett of Cliff. Funeral and burial services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Nero Whittaker at the Arnett cemetery on Middle Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

ARRINGTON, Paul Hudson
Paul Hudson Arrington, one day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Arrington, died here and the body was taken to Blaine for burial. Services were held at the Gambill Cemetery. The child was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Reece Cox of Blaine and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Arrington of Wilbur. The funeral was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

ARTRIP, Peggy
Mrs. Peggy Artrip, wife of Harmon Artrip, died at the Mouth of Tabors Creek, near Fort Gay, WV on Sunday night. She was bout 60 years of age. Surviving are a son, John Artrip and 3 daughters. Burial took place at Greenbriar on Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

 

BANKS, Mrs. J.A.
Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Mrs. J. A. Banks of Catlettsburg, mother of Mrs. Kate Tillman of Louisa, who passed away Wednesday morning after an illness of 5 days. Mrs. Banks, who was 74 years of age, had lived in Catlettsburg practically all her life. Funeral service will be held Saturday. Surviving are one son, Alfred Banks, who lived with his mother, 2 daughters, Mrs. Kate Tillman, of Louisa and Mrs. Harry B. Kates of Vanceburg, several grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

Mrs. Lucretia Banks, 75 years old, resident of East Fork, Boyd County, died at the home of Joe Ramey in Hampton City, Catlettsburg, Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Banks had been in ill health for the past few weeks. Her condition did not become serious until a few days ago and word of her death came as a shock to friends and acquaintances. The deceased was the widow of the late Captain James A. Banks. She was well known throughout this and the adjoining counties, having visited often in the various communities with her son, Rev. Alfred Banks. She was possessed of a lovable disposition that won a legion of friends to whom she was affectionately known as “Grandma” Banks. She is survive by 2 daughters, Mrs. Kate Tillman of Louisa, KY and Mrs. Harry Kates of Vanceburg, KY, one son, Rev. Alfred Banks, of East Fork and a sister, Mrs. Wesley Bartram of No. 8 Mine. The body was removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Bartram. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Rev. W. K. Wood of Ashland and Rev. Gilpin of Russell officiating. Burial was in the White Cottage cemetery at South Point, OH. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

BERRY, Emmaline (Moore)
Mrs. Emmaline Moore Berry, 89, died at her home on Dry Ridge Monday morning after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the home of her son, Andrew Berry and interment was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Berry was the widow of Mr. L. K. Berry (or could be I. K. Berry). She had for many years been a faithful member of the Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Trigg Fraley and Rev. Sylvester Ball. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Curnutte of Columbus, OH and 3 sons, Sam Berry of Irad, W. H. Berry of Ashland, KY and Andrew Berry. Also a sister, Mrs. George Carroway of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

BLAIR, Mrs. Pat
Mrs. Pat Blair, 48, died at her home at Hager Hill, following a short illness of cancer of the liver. Mrs. Blair was one of the county’s best women. Rev. H. B. Conley and Bert Watkins conducted services at the home while Rev. Dorman Picklesimer had charge of the services at the grave. Besides her husband she is survived by 9 children, Mrs. Harmon Rice and Misses Emma and Hazel Blair at home and 6 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

BOYD, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Boyd, 86 years old, died Tuesday at the home of her son, Ernest Boyd, of Martin, as the result of illness attendant upon advanced age. Mrs. Boyd was a woman of the finest type, had many relatives in the county, and was revered by all who knew her. Surviving her are 4 sons, Ernest, Ireland, Alex and Lewis Boyd. A brief funeral service was held at the home after which the body was taken to the home of another son of the deceased, Ireland Boyd, near Harold an burial was on Prater Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

BURGESS, Elizabeth (Salyer)
Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess, 75, passed away Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Mordica in Pikeville, where she had made her home the past few years. She suffered a heart attack. She had lived in Louisa most of her life, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Salyer. Her first marriage was to Oliver P. Wellman, of Blaine, who died several years ago. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter, H. G. Wellman of Louisa, Lon Wellman of Pikeville and Ed Wellman of Bluefield, WV and Mrs. Mordica of Pikeville. Since the death of her second husband, George T. Burgess of Georges Creek, she had resided with her daughter. Mrs. Burgess, of kind and gentle manner, was beloved by all her acquaintances. For many years she had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church in Louisa and some time ago had expressed a desire that her funeral be conducted from her home church. On Wednesday the body was brought from Pikeville to the church where an appropriate and impressive service was held, the Rev. N.G. Griswold, a former pastor officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill cemetery here beside her husband and a daughter, Victoria Wellman under the direction of Mr. Coll, mortician of Pikeville, H. H. Curtright assisting. Surviving brothers and sisters are William Salyer of Potter, Thomas Salyer of Catlettsburg, Sam of Ashland and Charley of Cincinnati, Mrs. Lou Bronson of Williamson, WV Mrs. S. G. Compton of Columbus, OH, Mrs. R. M. Short and Mrs. William Remmele of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

BURKE, Howard Jackson
Howard Jackson Burke, 10 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Burke of Fuller, this county, died Tuesday after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral service was held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Burke Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Mary, and 4 brothers, Paris, Thomas, James and John Calvin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

CARTER, Thomas
Thomas carter died at his home in Louisa after an illness of several weeks. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Polly Carter and a stepson, Charles Salyers, of Van Lear. Rev. Jesse Holbrook conducted the funeral at the home and the body was taken to the family burial ground near Deephole for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

CASTLE, Grover C.
Grover C. Castle,49, merchant of Ashland, died Thursday. He had been ill several months. Mr. Castle was born in Lawrence County, Apr 14, 1884, the son of Anderson and Frances Davis Castle. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Second Baptist Church in Ashland with Rev. Thomas Simmons and Rev. Lawrence Colliver in charge.  Burial was made in the Williams Cemetery. Mr. Castle is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ollie Castle, 2 step daughters, Mrs. Ollie Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Willie LeMasters of Winifred, KY and 4 brothers, Lewis, Millard, Zona and Columbus Castle. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

CONLEY, David
David Conley, 74, died at his home near Oil Springs, just over the lien in Magoffin County, Sunday, following an illness of several months. Mr. Conley was a man of sterling worth and had always been known as one of our best citizens. He had extensive holdings in the Johnson-Magoffin oil field and amassed considerable wealth during the oil boom days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pet (Howes) Conley, 2 brothers, George Conley of Paintsville and William Conley of Barnetts Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

DALE, Rosetta (Ward)
Mrs. Rosetta Ward Dale, wife of Fox Dale, of Auxier, departed this life on Jan 31. Mrs. Dale was stricken suddenly on Saturday with appendicitis and was rushed to the hospital. There all was done that human skill could do. Mrs. Dale leaves a husband, 3 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

DAWSON, Lillie
Mrs. Lillie Dawson, 60, of Crum, WV, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Levi Saunders in Huntington, WV, Tuesday Feb 13 following an illness of 5 weeks of heart trouble. Funeral services were held Thursday morning from the M.E. Church in Fort Gay, the Rev. Enoch Scraggs, officiating. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving members of the family are her husband, Henry Dawson of Crum, WV, 6 daughters, Mrs. Lee Toler, Glen Alum, WV. Mrs. Levi Saunders, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Jesse J. Parsley, Crum, WV, Mrs. Arthur Smith, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Walter Gill, Columbus, IN, and Miss Daisy Dawson at home, 3 sons, Fletcher Dawson of Fort Gay, Gordon Dawson of Crum and Ernest Dawson of Glen Alum, WV. Also 2 sisters, Mrs. . W. Bellomy of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. John Vinson of Mattie, KY and 2 brothers, Henry and Boyd Frasher of Fort Gay. Interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

DEROSSETTE, Frank
Prestonsburg, KY—One man was killed and 2 other injured, one critically, 2 miles south of here at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident. The dead: Frank De Rossette, 20 years old, married and the father of 7 children. The injured: “Cort” Conley, 35, crushed hip and broken arm, condition critical. Pete Chaffin, 40, a broken leg and numerous bruises and lacerations. Clyde Goebel, a broken leg and bruises. Coley and Chaffin ar patients at the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin, while Goebel is at his home. According to the information given authorities here the accident, occurred when Conley, who is said to have been driving the car, attempted to pass a truck. The car, it is reported, struck Goebel, who was standing on the side of the road in front of his home talking with De Rossette and then hit De Rossette. Goebel was thrown to one side, it is said, and he escaped with a broken leg, but De Rossette clung to the bumper of the car, which careened from the road, after traveling about 100 yards and went over a 40 foot embankment, turning over 3 times. Persons who rushed to the scene of the accident found De Rossette entangled in the bumper of the car dead. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

EAVES, Elwood, H.
E. H. Eaves, 73, died a the home of his sister, Mrs. J. T. Hackworth, in Ashland on Friday, of last week. Pneumonia, from which he had been suffering only a few days, caused his death. Mr. Eaves is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. J. T. Hackworth, Mrs. W. T. Ferguson and Mrs. Grace Reuss of Ashland and Mrs. will Hutchinson of Columbus, OH. Private funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the Alexander Funeral Home. Rev. W. H. Hunt, officiated and interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Eaves was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Eaves, deceased, resident of Louisa for many years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

FAIRCHILD, Alonzo
Alonzo Fairchild, age 53 years, died at his home at Winifred, Ky. on February 8.  He had been ill for several months, but was recently stricken with pneumonia and was not able to withstand the attack. “Lon” as he was familiarly known, was the son of the late Rev. Miller and Sarah Daniel Fairchild.  He was a devout member of the United Baptist Church and taught school in Johnson County and later took up farming as an occupation.  He was married to Emma Cordial, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Green Cordial of Ashland, Ky. To this union were born nine children, G.V., R.C., Edward, Lena and Julia, at home, and Mrs. Willie Melvin and Mrs. Carl Stafford of Paintsville, and Mrs. Edward Salyer of Kerz, Ky. The Rev. H.G. Sowards said at the funeral of one of Johnson County’s illustrious citizens, “No greater tribute can be paid any man than to say he was a good man.” Lon Fairchild was a good man. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

FRALEY, James E.
James E. Fraley, age 67, of Fannin, Elliott County, died recently. He was widely known throughout Elliott and surrounding counties of Kentucky, as a prominent and outstanding citizen. Mr. Fraley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Missouri Fraley, 9 children, Carl of Morehead, Archie, Addie, Ralph and Mrs. A. F. Gibson, of Fannin, William and Mrs. H. F. Skaggs of Ashland, Ray of Triplett, and Vester Fraley of Prestonsburg; one sister, Aurora Maddox of Gallipolis, OH; and 5 brothers, H. R. and H. S. Fraley of Salt Rock, WV, O. M. of Sadler, TX, C. D. of Newcombe, KY and Marvin of Wheelersburg, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

 

FRASHIER, John
John Frashier, 56 years old, died Thursday afternoon of last week, at his home at Dennis, after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He was the recent democratic candidate for tax commissioner of Lawrence County. Funeral service was held Saturday morning from the home with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was made in the Brainard Cemetery on Big Catt Creek. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Maggie Brainard Frashier, 4 children, Ethel, Bill, Ruth and Estil, his mother, one brother, Pearl Frashier of Hulette and one sister, Mrs. Sol Nichols of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

GEORGE, Mrs. John
Mrs. John George, 31 years old, of East Point, died Tuesday at the home in West Van Lear of her mother, Mrs. Davis, as the result of cancer from which she had suffered for several months. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday, burial being made on Davis Branch, Johnson County, in the family cemetery. Mrs. George is survived by her husband and 2 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

GIBSON
The 9 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Gibson died at the Gibson home here Monday night, a victim of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

GOSE, Julia (Rice)
Mrs. Melvin Gose, 75, passed away at her home at Georges Creek Friday night half an hour after suffering a heart attack. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rice and is survived by her husband, 4 daughters, and 2 sons, Mrs. H. Lavender, and Mrs. J. M. Davidson, Raceland, Mrs. Charles Maynard, Louisa, Mrs. George Harris, Prestonsburg, Frank Gose, of Wurtland and Ed Gose, at home. Also, a sister and 2 brothers, Mrs. Emma Gunnell of Banner, Floyd County, Mose of Banner and John Rice, Huntington, WV. Funeral service was held from the home Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Grover C. Bevins officiating and burial was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Mrs. Gose had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

HARTMAN, Jessie
Jessie, 3 year old daughter of Mrs. Della Perry Hartman, died of pneumonia at their home near Fort Gay, WV Monday. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

HAYES, Mary (Dean)
Mrs. Mary dean Hayes, 77, passed away last Friday at her home at Adams, after an illness of about 3 months. She was the widow of Martin R. Hayes, and they were prominent citizens of the county. Surviving are a son and daughter, Dr. L. S. Hayes of Louisa and Mrs. Milt Thompson of Ellen, this county, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted at the home by Rev. William Copley on Saturday afternoon, interment following in the family cemetery. Mrs. Hayes had reared 16 orphan children, 2 from infancy. She was one of the county’s best women and will be much missed in the community in which she was highly esteemed. The following are her brothers and sisters, Stant Dean, of Simmons, MO, Robert Dean of Ironton, OH, Mrs. J.W. Graham, of Trinity, KY, Mrs. Belvia Dean Barrett, Barboursville, WV, and Gus Dean of Columbus, OH. She was a daughter of J. Riley Dean and Mrs. Emily Walters Dean, deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

JARVIS,
One of 4 children of Tom Jarvis, Buffalo Creek farmer, is dead, another is expected to die and 2 others were burned early Monday evening in  the Jarvis home when they attempted to kindle a fire with gasoline which they thought was kerosene. Odie, Mr. Jarvis’s 13 year old daughter, died in the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, where the four were taken. Her body was scared by the flames. Columbus Jarvis, 21 is expected to died. Hazel, 17, is expected to recover, suffering from burns on her arms and legs, Henry, 11, is recovering, not seriously burned. While their father was  the home of a neighbor, the 4 gathered in one room as the fire was being kindled. When the gasoline was dashed onto the blaze, flames shot over the room, enveloping Odie and Columbus, Jarvis. The four contrived to escape from the building, which burned to the ground with all its contents. The mother of the 4 is dead and the father, a farmer in poor financial circumstances, had only recently built an addition to the home. Body of Odie Jarvis was taken to Buffalo for burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

JACOBS, Jackson
In loving remembrance of our dear son in law and brother in law, Jackson Jacobs, of Columbus, OH, who departed this life, Nov 26, 1933, aged 35 years and 6 months. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving wife and daughter, Jacqueline Jacobs age 3 years. Sadly missed by his friends and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Carter and family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

KENNEDY, James Thomas
James Thomas Kennedy, 80 years old, lifelong resident of Catlettsburg, died Tuesday morning at his home. He had been in declining health for several weeks. Mr. Kennedy was born Nov 28, 1853, in Gallia County, OH. He moved to Catlettsburg with his parents while a boy and had lived there since that time. Up until ill health forced him to retire, he was employed as an engineer on boats plying the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. During his life he saw the growth and waning of river traffic on the Big Sandy. Mr. Kennedy was well versed in the early history of Catlettsburg and the Big Sandy section and often entertained his friends with stories of his boyhood. The deceased is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. W. T. Martin of Alasuippa, PA and Miss Mary Kennedy of Danville, KY, 2 sons, Charles E. and James T. both of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Mary Bryant of Savage Branch, KY and 2 brothers, Price of Uniontown, KY and Lee of Catlettsburg. Also survive. Mrs. Ike Lockwood of this city is a niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

KEPHART, Mattie (Johnston)
Mrs. Mattie Johnston Kephart, mother of Mrs. Henry H. Curtright, of Louisa and daughter of the late Capt. I. N. Johnson, U. S. A. of the War Between the States and author of  “Libby’s Prison” died suddenly at her home in Pleasureville Thursday of laat week, after an illness of one day. Mrs. Kephart, widow of James Kephart, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was chairman of the Ladies’ Division at Republican headquarters of Henry County. Mrs. Kephart often visited her daughter here, and made many friends who were grieved to hear of her passing. Mr. and Mrs. Curtright and daughter, Ann Beth, left Thursday night for Pleasureville, where they attended the funeral, which was held Saturday afternoon from the Pleasureville M. E. Church, South, of which she had been a member for 48 years, with Rev. P. F. Smith officiating. Interment was made in the Pleasureville Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician of Louisa. Surviving her are 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Curtright, Luisa and Mrs. Nasbye Kephart Mershon, Pleasureville, 2 grandchildren, a brother, Joseph E. Johnston, Pleasureville and 4 sisters, Mrs. Boswell G. Pearce, New Castle, Mrs. Norah Sibley, Sulphur, Mrs.  J. S. Price, Nicholasville and Mrs. Sammie Riner, Pleasureville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

KIRK, Bookie
Mrs. Brookie Kirk, 31, died at the home of her mother near Crum, Jan 12, following an illness of tuberculosis of 8 months. Mrs. Kirk was a resident of Logan County and is survived by her husband, Lat Kirk, 3 daughters, Esta Marie, Antha Lee and Jessie Edith; one son, Lat Clarence, all of Omar; her mother, Mrs. Minerva Marcum, 8 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hager, Mrs. Esta Dalton, and Mrs. Colista Romans, all of Crum, Mrs. Zilva Prince of Robinette, Mrs. Rive Rose of Crum, Delpha, Francis and Antha Marcum of near Crum, 2 brothers, F. H. Marcum of Stonecoal and Scott Marcum of near Crum. Short services were conducted at the home of her mother and burial made in the family cemetery near Crum. Funeral services will be conducted Aug 5, 1934. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

 

LIMBERIS, George
George Limberis, 16, died in a hospital in Ashland from gunshot wounds received at his home near Webbville Saturday afternoon Jan 17. Details regarding the shooting of young Limberis was not learned but it is believed that he was shot as the aftermath of a gun battle at Webbville several months ago in which 2 men were shot to death, one of whom was Limberis’ brother. Limberis is the son of George Limeris, Sr., who has been connected with a shoe shining parlor in Ashland for a number of years. Besides his parents, young Limberis is survived by 4 brothers, and several half brothers and sisters. The body was removed to Webbville for funeral and burial . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

MAYS, Sarah
Catlettsburg—Impressive funeral services were held Saturday from the United Baptist church in the Park, Hampton City, for Mrs. Sarah Mays, 75, whose death Thursday, followed an illness of several months. Rev. Robert Crowell of Ashland, was in charge of the service, Rev. McCoy assisting. Burial was made in the Neal Cemetery. Mrs. Mays had resided in Catlettsburg for a number of years and was one of the city’s beloved older residents. She is survived by 2 sons, William and Richard Mays both of Catlettsburg and a sister, Mrs. Tom Burchett of Whitehouse, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

MCGUIRE, S. W.
S. W. McGuire, prominent Floyd County farmer and business man, succumbed at his home at Lancer Wednesday after an illness of more than a year as the result of infirmities attendant upon advanced age. He was 82 years old. One of the largest landowners in this county and an astute business man, Mr. McGuire was a director of the Bank Josephine here. He had resided on Johns Creek throughout life and was known and respected throughout Floyd County. Mr. McGuire had been a member of the Methodist Church for years. Mr. McGuire was twice married. His widow, Mrs. Callie Wells McGuire and the following sons and daughters survive. Mrs. Mint Marshall of Oklahoma, Mrs. Minnie Spears, Mrs. Cora Crider and W.J. McGuire of Lancer; Mrs. Albert Eppling, Frank and Tom McGuire of LaGrande, OR; Mrs. R. L. Spradlin of Auxier and Mrs. J. G. Porter of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

MERCHANT, Georgia (Vinson)
News of the death of Mrs. Joe G. Merchant, 49, of Ferguson, WV, came as a shock to relatives and friends in Louisa. Her death occurred soon after reaching home from a school social nearby, last Saturday night. In separating 2 boys engaged in a fight she accidentally fell and asked to be taken home. Soon after arriving there she passed away. She had been in her usual health up to that time and it is believed death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage caused by the fall. Mrs. Merchant, formerly Miss Georgia Vinson, was a daughter of Mrs. Virginia Vinson of Louisa and Mr. James Vinson, deceased. Widely and prominently connected in Lawrence and Wayne County, WV, she was held in high esteem for her many excellent qualities. Surviving members of the family are her husband, 4 daughters, Misses Virginia, Mary Lou Isabel and Roberta Jo; 3 sons, Vinson Merchant of Sidney, WV, James, member of the C.C. C. camp at Highland, CA, and Fred, at home; her mother, Mrs. Virginia Vinson, a sister, Miss Lou Vinson, 2 brothers, Robert W. Vinson of Louisa and Congressman Fred M. Vinson of Ashland. Mrs. Merchant had since girlhood been a consistent member of the M. E. Church, South in Louisa. Very impressive funeral rites were held from the home at Ferguson, WV on Tuesday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. H. G. Sowards, of Louisa, officiating. The body was brought to Louisa and laid to rest in Pine Hill cemetery under the directi0on of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

MCKINNEY, James
James McKinney, aged Toler’s Creek man, was struck and instantly killed Monday by a freight train at the Harold railroad crossing. He was about 70 years old. Mr. McKinney was en route to Red Cross headquarters at Harold where provisions were being distributed and walked, head down, directly into the path of the train. His head and body were crushed. Surviving him are his widow and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

MCKINSTER, Ephraim G.
Ephraim G. McKinster, 72, of Adams, of  this county, was crushed to death Tuesday when a tree or stump on which he and his son were working rolled over on him. The tree had blown down some time ago on a hillside and they were sawing it into pieces. The stump and root of the tree headed over down hill and knocked Mr. McKinster down falling on him. He was buried beneath a ton or more of dirt and3 hours were required to remove it. It is thought death was instantaneous.   He was one of the county’s best citizens, honest, industrious, and always active in church work and in everything for the betterment of the community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lila Thompson McKinster, one daughter and 7 sons, Mrs. M. Skaggs of Beaver, OH, Roy McKinster of Columbus, OH, Ross and Jesse of Coldwater, OH, Milt of Utica, KY, William of Union Camp and Roy and Stanley at home. Funeral rites were held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. William Copley. Burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

MILLER, Mary (McKinster)
Mrs. Mary McKinster Miller, 67, wife of James Miller, of Adams, died Wednesday morning at her home, the result of a paralytic stroke suffered Tuesday afternoon. The shock of her cousin’s death, E. G. McKinster, late Tuesday evening is believed to have caused the stroke which resulted in her death several hours later. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McKinster. She had been blind for several years. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at the home and burial in the Judd Cemetery at Noris. Surviving are the husband, 5 daughters Mrs. Beulah Hayes, of Adams, Mrs. Neal Thompson of Adams, Mrs. Opal Jones of Louisa, Mrs. Elva Sammons of Louisa, Miss Wanda Miller at home and one son, Shirley Miller of Noris. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

MOTT, Katherine Rebecca
Mrs. Katherine Rebecca Mott, 89, a resident of Ceredo, WV, for the past 50 years, died Sunday. She was the widow of the late Capt. Frank Mott, Civil War veteran who preceded her in death 22 years ago. Mrs. Mott, a former resident of Catlettsburg, was well known thru-out the tri-state. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Ceredo and had been an active worker in the church for years. She was one of the oldest alumni of Science Hill School for girls at Shelbyville and also of Greenville Seminary. In her youth she was instructor of French and Latin at the Greenville Seminary and other schools. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sophie Cook of Eldorado Springs, MO; one brother, Milton S. Burns of Louisa; by the following children Mrs. Andrew Daniels of Kenova, Mrs. Elbert Walters of West Medford, Mass., Mrs. Irvin Hornbeck of Miami, FL and Mrs. Wendell W. Meinhardt of Ashland, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. All of the children but Mrs. Hornbeck were at home when their mother died. Funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon from the Congregational Church at Ceredo. Burial was in Ashland Mausoleum. Two grandsons and 4 great grandsons served as pall bearers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

O’BRYAN, Mrs. Clark
Mrs. Clark O'Bryan age about 70, died at her home in Paintsville last Saturday afternoon following an illness of several months. Mrs. O'Bryan was one of the city's best known and most highly respected women and her passing has much regret among the citizens of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in charge of Judge H.B. Conley. Burial followed in the family cemetery in the old Paintsville cemetery. Besides her husband Mrs. O'Bryan is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Burgress and Mrs. Millard Fraley, and two sons, Ed O'Bryan and Fred O'Bryan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

PACK, George Washington
Catlettsburg—Funeral services for George Washington Pack, 79, former employee of the C & O Railway Company who died Wednesday, Feb 7, after a short illness at the home of Henry Moore was from the United Baptist Church in Hampton City. The service was in charge of Rev. McCoy, visiting evangelist, followed by burial in the Neal Cemetery. Mr. Pack is survived by his widow, one son, John, 2 step sons, Dave and George of Catlettsburg, and the following daughters, Mrs. Janey Payne and Mrs. Elda Tilton of Warren, OH, Mrs. Goldie Woodrow, of Hines, OH and Mrs. Maude Skaggs, of Portsmouth, OH and ne brother, Lewis Pack of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

PENNINGTON
The one year old baby of Charley Pennington died Friday on Town Branch. Burial was made Saturday in West Prestonsburg Cemetery. The babe’s mother died several months ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

PERRY,
Cherryville, KY—The death angel quietly visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wray Perry and took from them their darling baby twins, 9 months of age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 9, 1934

PETERS, Tennie (Vinson)
Mrs. Tennie Vinson Peters, widow of Mr. William D. Peters, died at her home near Fort Gay, WV last Friday  night following a stroke of paralysis suffered about noon that day. She was 80 years and 8 months old. Since recovering from an illness early last year she had been in very good health and on the day of her death had prepared the noon meal, suffering the stroke soon afterwards. Mrs. Peters will be much missed in her community where she was known for her kindness to every one. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Vinson, deceased, and had lived in Wayne County, WV, practically all her life. She was a devout Christian and had been a member of the Christian Church 65 years. Impressive funeral services was conducted on Sunday afternoon a the home by the Rev. A. M. Dials, of Huntington, WV, music by the members of the choir of the Westmoreland Christian Church and the Louisa churches. Interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright of Louisa. Surviving members of the family are 4 daughters, and 6 sons, all of whom were present a the funeral except one son, John B. Peters, of Yuma, AZ. They were J. B. Artrip, Mrs. Carl Hellier and W. H. Peters of Huntington, Mrs. W. Ferguson, Norfolk, VA, Mrs. C.W. Artrip, Sam, Mike and Z. T. Peters, Fort Gay and Gordon at home. Also, 2 sisters, Mrs. Belle V. Hughes and Mrs. Donald Clarke and a brother, Dr. L. T. Vinson all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

PHILLIPS, George
George Phillips, the oldest citizen in West Liberty, died at his home here recently and was buried in the Salyers Cemetery Friday. He was 91 years old and lived in West Liberty all his life. He is survived by John L. Phillips, Pineville, KY, Past Grand Master of the Masonic Lodges of Kentucky, Will Phillips, Liberty Roads, KY, Mrs. Logan Hammonds, Pineville, and Miss Jennie Phillips, West Liberty. Funeral rites were conducted by Highland Masonic Lodge.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

PORTER, Emma (Hatten)
Mrs. W. O. Porter died at her home in Independence, MO, Wednesday morning, according to a message received by her sister, Mrs. Frank Wallace, Jr., in Ashland. The news of Mrs. Porter’s death came as a distinct shock to her host of friends. Mrs. Porter will be remembered as Miss Emma Hatten, daughter of Dr. and J.F. Hatten of Buchanan. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Nell Pallette and one brother, J. B. Hatten, all of Independence, MO and by 3 sisters, Mrs. J. n. Burgner of Los Angeles, CA, Miss Elizabeth Hatten of Buchanan and Mrs. Frank Wallace of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

PRATER, Troy
Troy Prater, 31 years old, son of former Magistrate Dan Prater, of Brush Creek, died after an illness which had confined him to bed for 7 years. Surviving him are his widow, his parents, and several brothers and sisters. He was a member of the well-known family and had many friends in the Right Beaver Creek section. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

PRICE, Mrs. Jeff
The death angel visited the home of Jeff Price. His wife, Mrs. Jeff Price was taken. Burial was at the Osborn Cemetery there Wednesday. The Rev. Fred Rowland attended the funeral services. She is survived by her husband and one son, Paul Bryan. Mrs. Price was ill for a long time at her home at Whitehouse. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

ROBERTS, Anthony
Anthony  Roberts, son of the late Noah Roberts, succumbed Sunday a the home of his step father, Sam Adkins, Harold, to tuberculosis. He was bout 24 years old and had suffered from the disease for several months. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

ROBINSON, Walter
Walter Robinson, 23 years old, of Fort Gay, died in a local hospital Sunday evening from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck Sunday afternoon on U. S. Highway 32, 10 miles east of Fort Gay. Robinson’s car skidded into a telephone pole near Crabtree Hill and turned over. He was brought to a local hospital where he died a few hours later. Miss Lenore Courtney, 16, of Wolf Creek, WV, who was in the car, sustained minor bruises and was taken to Wayne for treatment. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon fro the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek with Rev. Enoch Scraggs officiating. The K. P. Lodge of Fort Gay, of which he was a member, conducted their rites at the grave. He was a son of the late Lace Robinson of Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Lycan Robinson, his mother, Mrs. Lou Webb Robinson, and 2 sisters, Mrs. C. J. O’Bryan and Mrs. Taylor Dawson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934’

SALYERS, Elvira
Mrs. Elvira Salyers, 87 years old, died at midnight Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jonas Collins at Lackey, after an extended illness. Mrs. Slayers was the widow of the late Riley Salyers, at his death one of the largest landowners I the upper Right Beaver section. Besides her daughter at Lackey, Mrs. Salyers is survived by  one son, W. M. Salyers, of Hueysville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

SENTERS, Frances
In loving remembrance of our little darling, Frances Senters, who left us just 3 weeks ago today, Jan the 8th. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

STEELE, William
William Steele, 59, died at his home at Cordell Monday after a short illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and a son, Jeptha. Funeral service was held Tuesday at the home with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Steele has served as deputy sheriff under George F. Smith, Sheriff, since the first of January. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

STIDHAM, Lee
Lee Stidham, age 64, born Jan 20, 1870, in Ash County, NC, died in Ashland. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maud Stidham, 3 sons, Bruce, Monta and Earl, 4 daughters, Iva, Wilma, Opal and Mrs. Paul E. Greer, at home; 2 grandchildren, his father, Lewis Stidham, age 92, one brother, William Stidham, of Carter County and 3 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Crance of Ashland, Mrs. Alice Adkins of Zelda, KY and Mrs. Russell Hensley of Coal Grove, OH. Funeral service was held Monday from the Missionary Baptist Church in Fairview. Rev. Eli Williams and Rev. Henry Phillips in charge. Burial in the Newman Cemetery on Daniels Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

SWANN, Jane Elizabeth
Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Swann, 74, died at her home in High Bottom, near Louisa, Wednesday morning after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral service will be held Friday at the home of Mrs. Hellier Webb of Cordell, interment in the Swann cemetery. Surviving are 9 daughters and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 16, 1934

VAUGHAN, Mary (Warnick)
Death, Wednesday afternoon, claimed the soul of another of the county’s beloved residents, Mrs. Mary Warnick Vaughan, who died at her home at Richardson at the age of 80 years. The deceased was born at Richardson, on Jan. 18, 1854, a daughter of the late William and Jane Preston Warnick, and had lived there practically all her life.  She was married to Mr. Sam Vaughan in 1875.  He died in 1926.  She had been a member of the M. E. Church, at Richardson since childhood. Mrs. Vaughan is survived by one son, William Warnick, of Paintsville, four sisters, Mrs. Wm. Vaughan, Mrs. R. Brown and Miss Mattie Warnick, all of Richardson, and Mrs. Tom Layne, of Ashland, and three brothers, John Warnick, Williamson, WV; W. M. Warnick, Richardson and McClelland Warnick of Ashland. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 from the Richardson M. E. Church with Rev. H. B. Hewlette, of Louisa, and Rev. Halman of Patrick, officiating.  Interment was made in the Vaughan Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright mortician. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 2, 1934

YATES
The 6 months old child of Mrs. Margaret Yates, died in Wayne County, WV after a few days illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 23, 1934

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ADAMS, Landon
Funeral service for Landon Adams, 59 year old painter who fell to his death from a second story window of the Glen Hotel in Ashland Monday was held from Crum Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Lawrence Colliver conducted the last rites. Burial in the Crum Cemetery. Mr. Adams was born in Lawrence County. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Julia Adams of Illinois, 3 brothers, George Adams of Rockdale, Green Adams of Normal and John Adams, of California and 3 sisters, Mrs. Martha Estep of Washington state, Mrs. Lou Sammons of West Virginia and Mrs. Jennie Crisp of Illinois. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

ALLEN, Elizabeth (Borders)
Funeral rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Borders Allen, 92, widow of the late James Polk Allen, who died Friday at her home at Lowmansville after an illness of 4 weeks, were held Sunday afternoon from the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa, officiating. Mrs. Allen, who was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Brown Borders, had been a member of the M. E. church for 78 years. Her husband died last June. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. W. W. Brown of Paintsville and Mrs. J. S. Chandler of Lowmansville and 3 sons, M. J. Allen and C. H. Allen of Catlettsburg and Joseph Allen of Lowmansville and one sister, Mrs. Ella Rice of Ashland, OR. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

ARTRIP, Peggy
Mrs. Peggy Artrip, 56, of Hubbardstown, died at her home Sunday night of gall stones. Mrs. Artrip was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Hubbardstown. She is survived by the husband and several children. Funeral services were conducted at the Greenbrier Church Thursday afternoon of last week by Rev. Dave Hewlett of Greenup, KY. Burial was made in the Greenbrier Cemetery—Wayne News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

BALDRIDGE, Andy
Andy Baldridge died at his home in Greenup County Mar 2nd. He was brought to East Point for burial. Uncle Andy was about 90 years old and was the last of the Union Soldiers in his neighborhood. He is survived by one son, Lilburn and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

BAYES, Mrs. J. B. (Pete)
Mrs. J. B. (Pete) Bayes, age 74 years, of Barnetts Creek, passed away at her home. She was a member of the Rice family and was one of the best women of the county. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Willie Powers of Rush Fork and Mrs. Harry Tackett of Barnetts Creek., two sons, J. M. Bayes of Van Lear, Ky., and Dr. Lee Bayes of West Liberty, Ky.  Besides the immediate family Mrs. Bayes leaves a sister, Mrs. Clark Dixon, Buchanan, Ky., and six brothers, Martin Rice, Manford Rice, Alec Rice, all of Barnetts Creek; Wilse Rice of Manila, Ky., Dr. Grant Rice, Salyersville, and George Rice of Oil Springs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

BOLT, Kent R.
Kent R. Bolt, 60, prominent farmer of Bolts Fork, died suddenly Monday night at the home of Joe Ross on Bolts Fork. News of his death came as a shock to his host of friends and relatives. Mr. Bolt is survived by his widow and 11 children, Eugene Anson, Oscar Bolt, Mrs. Eula Hazlett and Mrs. Laura Shepherd, all of Rush, Mary E. Leonard, Kent, Jr., Pickford, Joe, Doris Ann and David Bolt, all at home. One brother,  Green Bolt, of
Rush, and the following sisters, Mrs. Robert Lowe of Huntington, Mrs. Harry Riffe, of Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Frank Riffe and Mrs. H. J. Ross of Rush, 4 half brothers, D. Bolt of Catlettsburg, Pearl, Cline and Mont Bolt, all of Rush, and 3 half sisters, Mrs. tom Elswick, Mrs. Paul Ross of rush and Mrs. Robert Lakin of Ashland. Mr. Bolt was well known here , having been in business in Louisa some years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

BOOTH, Eloise
Funeral services for Miss Eloise Booth, 20, student nurse of Memorial hospital, Huntington, died there Monday following an illness of 3 weeks, were conducted at the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Booth, Wednesday. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Echo. Miss Booth was born at Echo, Wayne County, Apr 7, 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Booth. At an early age she removed to Detroit, MI, with  her parents. She attended the Detroit public schools and was graduated from Detroit Technical High School where she began her preliminary training for nursing. In Oct 1922 she went ot Huntington to take up training at the hospital. Three weeks ago she became ill with a throat ailment. Complications set in and the condition became steadily worse. Her mother had been with her for the past 2 weeks. She is survived by her parents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

BRANHAM, Dinah
Mrs. Dinah Branham, 57, wife of Andy J. Branham, of near Penny, was buried in the Kinney Cemetery Monday following services led by Rev. J. I. Roberts. Mrs. Branham died Sunday after a 20 months illness with cancer. She was born in 1874 near Dorton on Shelby Creek, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Flick Branham. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

CAUDILL, William Russell
William Russell Caudill, age 4 years, of Louisa, died Wednesday morning Mar 14 after a 9 days illness. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Caudill of Three Mile and besides his parents, he is survived by a one year old brother, Kirk, Jr.. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. James Lemaster and burial was in the See Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

CHILDERS, Ida (Lynk)
Mrs. George Childers died in Dugger, IN. She was Miss Ida Lynk of Kilgore, KY the daughter of Mrs. Lydia Lynk. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Smith of Indianapolis and Miss Lucille at home, and the following sisters an brothers, Mrs. W. M. Howell of Linton, IN, Mrs. C. G. Lyons, Mrs. Ernest J. Daniels, Mrs. L. P. McGlothin of Ashland, Mrs. James Vaughan of Van Lear, KY, Thomas Lynk of Los Angeles, CA, Ray Lynk of Charleston, WV, George Lynk of Glo, KY and Joe Lynk of Kilgore. Burial was made at Dugger. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

CLARKSON, Lessie Fay
Little Lessie Fay Clarkson departed this life Feb 13, 1934. The little one was just 3 weeks and 4 days old. She leaves to mourn her loss her father, mother, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

COLVIN, Sammy
Martin, KY, Mar 5—Sammy Colvin, 23 years old, miner unmarried, was instantly killed Friday morning in the Turner-Elkhorn mine at Drift on left Beaver. He was working as brakeman on a motor, and had started to mount a moving motor to take his seat and while still partly erect his head came into abrupt contact with a low section of ceiling the motor was passing under. A broken neck resulted. The body was brought to Martin and place in the care of an undertaker and prepared for burial. Sunday it was taken to the home of the bereaved mother at Van Lear Junction and interment followed Sunday morning in the Hager Hill Cemetery at Hager Hill, KY. The deceased is survived by his mother and a married sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

COMPTON, Clifford W.
The death of Clifford W. Compton, occurred in the General hospital in Portsmouth, OH, last Friday night following a brief illness of appendicitis. He had submitted to an operation on Wednesday. A son of Mr. Lafe B. Compton and Mrs. Mona Blankenship Compton, he moved with his parents from Louisa to Portsmouth several years ago. He was 27 years of age. In addition to his parents he is survived by 2 brothers, Ernest L. Compton and Joe Stanton Compton. He was a young man of good quality and held in high esteem and his death is deeply deplored. Impressive funeral services were held from the Richards Funeral Home in Portsmouth on Monday afternoon, many relatives and friends attending, and interment was made in the beautiful Wheelersburg Cemetery. Mr. Compton was a promising young man and was soon to have been married to Miss Louise Wintersole, member of a prominent Portsmouth family. He was a valued employee of the Wheeling Steel Corporation. He was a nephew of Mrs. Allan Prichard of Buchanan, this county and Mrs. William Justice of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

CONLEY, Hylia
On Mar 16th death came to the home of Oscar Conley and claimed for his own Mrs. Hylia Conley, his beloved wife, age 40 years, who died after a long period of intense suffering. She was one of our most splendid women, loved by all who knew her. She leaves besides her husband, 6 small children to mourn her loss. She was buried in Estill Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Rev. Allen of Garrett, officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

COOKSEY, Ira Burton
Ira Burton Cooksey, 62, a dry good merchant of Grayson, KY for the past 30 years, did in the King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland Sunday. He was born at Fallsburg, Sep 23, 1871, the son of Lafayette and Mary Bradley Cooksey, both native Kentucians. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons, Herman Cooksey, Burt Cooksey and Cecil Cooksey all of Grayson, 4 daughters, Miss Ruby Cooksey and Mrs. Ethel Rupert of Grayson, and Mrs. Lucille Heiner and Mrs. Willie DeWacter of Huntington, WV, 2 brothers, L. E. Cooksey of Louisa, and B. H. Cooksey of Prichard, WV and 3 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Heaberlin of Prichard, WV, Mrs. J. R. Compton of Columbus, OH and Miss Quinn Cooksey of Columbus, OH. The body was taken to the Lazear Funeral Home where Tuesday private funeral service was conducted by Rev. Norman H. Cox of Huntington, interment following in he Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

COPLEY, H. D.
H. D. Copley, 73, of Welch, who died Sunday night in a Huntington hospital, was buried in a cemetery at Fort Gay following funeral services at Fort Gay M. E. church Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Scraggs officiated. He is survived by the widow, 3 sons, Ben and Paul Copley of Welch, and  The Rev. Mr. Scraggs officiated. He is survived by the widow, 3 sons, Ben and Paul Copley of Welch, and Bert Copley of Newhall, WV; 2 daughters, Mrs. T. D. Maynard, of War, WV and Miss Pearl Copley of Welch and 2 sisters, Mrs. J. J. Ratcliff of Fort Gay and Mrs. Cecil Butler of Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

CURNUTTE, Samantha (Adams)
The death angel visited our home and took our loving mother, Mrs. Samantha Adams Curnutte, of Hudnall, WV. She was born Jan 27, 1860, at Irad, KY, departed this life Feb 21, 1934, age 74 years, 23 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Greenville Curnutte, 3 sons, Martin of Ward, WV, Charley of Ohley, Leo of New Martinsville; 5 daughters, Mrs. D. C. Hughes, of Busseyville, KY, Mrs. Pete Carpenter, of Acup, WV, Mrs. Ernest Jones of Donwood, Mrs. R. E. Dewees of Tad, Mrs. R. E. McCormick of Hudnall, one sister, Mrs. Mary Cornwall, Riverside, CA and 2 brothers, Crooks and Labe Adams of Irad, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

CYRUS, Scoville Milton
Scoville Milton Cyrus, 26, son of P. P. Cyrus of Ashland, died Monday after an illness of a few hours; a severe hemorrhage causing his death. He was a graduate of the Ashland high school and had a wide circle of friends. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, J. H. Cyrus of Louisville, Norman at home, Mrs. J. E. Forte of Raceland and Mrs. John M. Ridgeway of Lexington. Funeral service was held from the M. E. Church, South, Wednesday Rev. G. W. Twynham officiating. Interment in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus was in Louisa for some time as an employee of the Federal Public Service Corporation. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

DAVIS, Mrs. Bob
Mrs. Bob Davis, 45, was fatally burned at her home in Paintsville Sunday. An explosion occurred in the kitchen and she ran from the house enveloped in flames. She was treated in a hospital but died Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

Mrs. Bob Davis was fatally burned Sunday at noon when the Davis home in West Paintsville was destroyed by fire. According to neighbors Mrs. Davis was cooking meat on a coal cook stove, and had gone into the kitchen and placed the kettle of meat on the floor and placed a stick of wood in the stove. A dull explosion was heard and Mrs. Davis was seen running into the street enveloped in flames. Neighbors went to the rescue but she had already been frightfully burned. She was taken to the hospital for treatment but died Monday. Just what caused the explosion which set the house on fire is not known. The flames spread quickly and the interior of the building was soon gutted. Sam Davis, a brother of the woman’s husband was in an adjoining room when he heard the explosion and said when he went in the kitchen the room was already ablaze with flames licking thought the kitchen door which forced him to retreat. The house was piped for gas not being used. A gas pipe, it is said, protruded through the floor near the stove but had been plugged. It is believed that the gas pipe had sprung a leak, filling the room with gas which ignited when the firebox of the stove was opened. Mrs. Davis had about $50 in currency on her person and the money was saved. The house in which Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived belonged to Jesse Stafford, Sr., and is a total wreck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

DILLON, Rachel (Bunch)
Mrs. Rachel Bunch Dillon, 70, died recently at Ivel. She was the wife of Samuel Dillon, 85, who survives. They were married 56 years ago, and to this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters of whom the following survive: Joe and Samuel Dillon and Mrs. Margaret Taylor, Ivel and Mrs. Laura Ratliff, Justell. Two sisters, and a brother also survive, Mrs. Nannie Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Susan Mosley of Gibson, and Wesley Bunch of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

DORTON, William Palmer
Pikeville, KY—William Palmer Dorton, Union soldier in the War Between the States, is dead at the home of his son, W. L. Dorton, at Ferguson Creek, near here. He was reared in Johnson County, near Paintsville, where his parents, Joel Dorton and Ellen Johnson Dorton, moved from Virginia early in the last century. He was a member of Company G. 39th Kentucky Infantry and was in active service more than 3 years. He married Mary Vanover, a sister of the late Judge Roscoe Vanover of Pikeville, 8 children survive him. Burial at Shelby Gap, his former home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

ELY, Pricy Angeline (Runyon)
Catlettsburg—Mrs. Price Angeline Ely, 72, died at her home on the Cannonsburg Pike after an illness of several days. Mrs. Ely, a native of Pike County, came to Catlettsburg, at an early age and had been a resident of this county almost all her life. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church of England Hill. She is survived by 2  brothers, Hi Runyon of Catlettsburg, and Floyd Runyon of Greenup County and one sister, Mrs. T. R. Ford of Catlettsburg. Private funeral services were conducted fro the residence Thursday followed by burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Rev. Keeton of Huntington, WV was in charge of the service. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

ESTEP, Myrtle Lou (Adkins)
Mrs. Myrtle Lou Estep, 28, died Tuesday in Detroit, MI after an illness of 2 weeks. She is survived by her husband, J. M. Estep, 3 children, 3 brothers, Riley Adkins of Ivyton, KY, Dewey Adkins of Ashland and Arthur Adkins of Elmyra, KY; her father, S. H. Adkins of Ashland and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Hill of Pineville, KY and Mrs. Pearl Reffitt and Mrs. Revia Crank of Ashland. The body was brought to Ashland to the Reffitt home and funeral services were held Friday evening with Rev. Eddie Reffitt and Rev. C. J. Cremeans in charge and was taken to a cemetery near Paintsville for burial Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

FANNIN, Samuel
Samuel “Rush” Fannin passed away at his home at Huntington, WV, Friday. Mr. Fannin was 79 years old. He was born and reared in the southern part of Lawrence County and was a close relative of the late Thomas Pack. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Harry Fannin of Ashland and Forest Fannin of Huntington, WV, one sister, Mrs. Isom Daniel of Catlettsburg, one brother, Tom Fannin of Henrietta and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the VanHoose Cemetery at Henrietta Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

FITZPATRICK, Ella
Mrs. Ella Fitzpatrick died at her home in West Prestonsburg at the age of 80 years. Her death came unexpectedly, the fatal attack being of only about 2 hours duration. The wife of W. H. Fitzpatrick and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Harris, pioneer residents of this county, the deceased was widely related. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fitzpatrick is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sally Stephens. She leaves one brother, J. N. Harris, the last remaining member of the James P. Harris family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

FOSTER, Della (Hayton)
Mrs. Della Foster, of Fort Gay, was born Apr 27, 1895, and died Feb 27, 1934. She is survived by her husband, B. Foster and the following children, Mrs. Jay Robinson and Mrs.  Herman Prince of Wayne, Orge, Virginia, Bangeline, Leonard, Roy, Dorothy, Faye and Robert Neil at home; 3 brothers, Rev. A. W. Hayton of Osgood, IN, Rev. J. s. Hayton of Fleming, MI and K. B. Hayton of Wayne, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jesse Hooser of Prichard and Mrs. Philip Hooser of Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Fort Gay, Mar 1, by Rev. Carmi Crabtree and burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

FOWLER, J. W.
Mrs. F. L. Hagaman’s father, Mr. J. W. Fowler, died at his home at Salt Lick, KY, on Monday of this week and was buried Thursday. He was 68 years old. Mr. Fowler was in charge of oil operations in eastern Kentucky for many years and his duties brought him to Louisa often a few years ago. He retired in 1926. He knew many people in Louisa and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Hagaman have lived near Louisa for many years. Mr. Hagaman is in charge of production here for the Warfield Company. Mr. Fowler’s son, Merle, married a sister of Dr. J. E. Carter of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

FRAZIER, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank Frazier of Sandy City, Catlettsburg, died Monday in Ashland. Mrs. Frazier was born in Lawrence County and moved to Catlettsburg with her parents when 9 years of age. She was 37 years old and was a member of the Sandy City Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, one son and 7 daughters Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

GODBEY, Stuben B.
Stanford, KY—Mar 19—Funeral services for Stuben B. Godbey, 53, superintendent of the Lincoln County schools for the last 8 years, were to be held this afternoon at the residence, with interment following in the Husfonville Cemetery. Mr. Godbey died at a hospital in Danville, late Saturday night. He had suffered a stroke Friday afternoon at his office here. He was alone in his office when he was stricken. His right side was affected and he was unable to speak when taken to the hospital. Mr. Godbey, who was serving his 8th year as head of the Lincoln schools, had been in poor health several months. Born and reared in Casey County, Mr. Godbey was graduated from Centre College and the University of Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.  Lula Eades Godbey, a daughter, Miss Mary Godbey,  student at Campbells Junior College and a son, Gordon Godbey, 3 sisters, Mrs. John Thompson and Miss Ella Godbey, Holcomb, OH and Mrs. Matilda Kelley, Somerset; and 3 brothers, Dr. D. M. Godbey, Perryville, Dr. L. J. Godbey, Lexington and J. W. Godbey, Middlesboro. He was superintendent of the Louisa schools for some time before going to Stanford. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

HACKWORTH, A. E.
A. E. Hackworth of Cliff, died at the Methodist hospital, Pikeville, in his 72nd year, of gallstones. On Dec 4, 1904, he was united in marriage to Miss Dora Frasure, and to this union were born 3 daughters, Mrs. Marie Neely, Mrs. Fannie Spradlin and Miss Alka Hackworth. Mr. Hackworth was a prosperous and outstanding citizen of Floyd County. About 30 years ago, he was converted and united with the Baptist Church. Besides the widow and 3 daughters, he is survived by 2 brothers and one sister, James and Newton Hackworth and Mrs. Nannie Rice all of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

HAGER, D. Milton
D. Milton Hager, 79, died at his home in Paintsville Friday afternoon. He was a brother of the late Judge John F. Hager of Ashland and the last of his immediate family. He was born in Floyd County, but moved early in life to Paintsville and was a prominent merchant and noted proprietor there until his health failed several years ago. He was a veteran of the Spanish War. Mr. Hager is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. T. L. Vaughan and Mrs. Alta Cameron of Ashland and 3 sons, Clarence, Paul and D. Milton, Jr. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

HAMILTON, Mrs. H. B.
Lacey, KY—Feb 19 marked the passing of one of the prominent citizens of Magoffin County. Mrs. Zula Hamilton. She was stricken with bronchial pneumonia Feb 11. Mrs. Hamilton had been assistant postmaster at Lacy for several years. She is survived by her husband, H. B. (Holly) Hamilton, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Estep of Williamsport, OH, and Mrs. Anna Robinson of Paintsville, T. A. Bailey of Lacey and John Bailey of Circleville, OH, also 2 adopted daughters, Mrs. Flora Hamilton of Mossy Bottom and Miss Edna Hamilton of Lacey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

HAMILTON, Thomas S.
Rev. Thomas S. Hamilton, 66, long a leading figure in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died unexpectedly at his home in Bluefield, WV last Sunday. He had been pastor there several years and was pastor of Johnson Memorial Church in Huntington for 5 years. He was a native of Arlington, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

HAMMOND, Mary (Barber)
Mrs. Mary Hammond, 70, widow of the late George Hammond, died at the home of her son, J. S. Hammond, with whom she made her home, at Coalton. Mrs. Hammond had been in failing health the past year. She is survived by 3 sons, J. S. Hammond, Coalton, James Hammond, Ashland and George Hammond, Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. J.R. Whitt of Huntington and by one brother, James Barber of Crowsville, OH, and 4 sisters Mrs. George Kelly of Carrier Mills, IL, Mrs. Ed Bates and Mrs. Lodge Bates of Rush and Mrs. Green Elkins of Ashland. Funeral service was held from the Coalton Church, Friday afternoon with burial in the Coalton Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

HUNT, Kitty Cecil
Pneumonia claimed the life of Mrs. Kitty Cecil Hunt, Feb 22 in her 93rd years. Her passing removed one of Floyd county’s oldest women. Surviving are a son and 2 daughters, 45 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Burial was made in the Davidson cemetery at Ivel. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

IRVIN, Harry Orme
Harry Orme Irvin, 68, a resident of Ashland since 1909 and connected with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company for the past 40 years died Monday. Mr. Irvin was born at Howard Furnace, OH, Nov 27, 1868. He entered the service of the C & O in 1887. He was agent at Olympia and Pikeville before going to Ashland in 1909 as ticket agent and served in this capacity until 1917 when he was made freight agent. He is survived by his widow, one daughter and 4 brothers, H.  F., B. C., and J. C. Irvin, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

JOHNSON, Tony
Tony Johnson, 46, prominent real estate man of Ashland, died in a hospital at Roanoke, VA Monday afternoon. He was en route home from Florida, where he had spent the last 4 months for his health, when he was stricken. He was removed to the hospital at Roanoke where he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. The body was sent to Fort Gay a N & W train. It was removed to the home of a sister, Mrs. Wylie Hall of Smokey Valley section, by H. H. Curtright, funeral director. Funeral service was held Wednesday morning from the Hall home with Rev. Jesse Holbrook, of Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Williamson Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Verna Brumfield Johnson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Banfield and Mrs. Tony Chapman of Chattaroy, WV, Mr. Wylie Hall of Louisa, 4 brothers, Freeland, North and Noah Johnson of Chattaroy and Butler Johnson of McVeigh, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

JUSTICE, Henry
Henry Justice, 63, and for 39 years a teacher in the Wayne County, WV schools became ill while at school Wednesday and died several hours later. He was buried in the Justice cemetery on Rush Creek Saturday following the funeral held at his home. He was known as an educator and politician. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

JUSTICE, Queen Victoria (Noel)
Mrs. Queen Victoria Noel Justice, 74, died at her home at Glenwood Friday after a very brief illness. Mrs. Justice was well known and highly respected by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by her husband, E. H. Justice and 5 children, Clarence Justice of Glenwood, H.C. Justice  and Mrs. Charles Orndorf of Ashland, Mrs. Haskell Fannin of Glenwood and Mrs. William A. Eads of Stone, KY. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the home at Glenwood with Rev. Roe of Cannonsburg, in charge. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

KAZEE, James
James Kazee, 25, son of Lewis Kazee of Blaine, died Sunday at his home at Blaine, after a few days illness o pneumonia. Mr. Kazee received injuries to his back in October 1933 when his car went over an embankment on the Louisa-Blaine road. He was brought to a local hospital where he remained several weeks later being taken to this home. He was improving when he developed pneumonia which caused his death. Funeral rites were held at the Blaine Christian Church Tuesday. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

KELLEY, Louisa Jane
Mrs. Louisa Jane Kelley, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Tackett, in Ashland, where she had been visiting 3 weeks. She had been a resident of Enterprise, Carter County, 30 years. Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, the late Thomas L. Kelley, 2 years ago. She is survived by 5 children, J. N. Kelley of Paintsville, W. R. of Soldier, Noah and Charles Kelley of Enterprise and Mrs. Tackett and one sister, Martha Binion of Wheelersburg, OH. Mrs. Kelley was a member of the United Baptist Church. The body was taken to the old home at Enterprise. Burial was in the Patton Cemetery at Soldier Monday with Rev. Bert Durham of Soldier officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

KEYSER, James F.
Funeral services for James F. Keyser, 92 year old, widely known Williamson resident and father of Mrs. E. J. Wilcox of Huntington, who died Friday nigh at his home were conducted at Williamson Sunday morning. Following the services, the funeral party accompanied the bodies of Keyser and his wife, who died 6 weeks ago to Huntington for burial in Woodmere Cemetery. Mr. Keyser was a veteran of the Confederate army and saw service with General Stonewall Jackson. He was a native of Virginia. Another daughter, Mrs. Ella Jones of Williamson and 3 sons, Lee Keyser of Ieager, James and DeGeorge I. Keyser of Williamson, survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

KING, Mrs. J. Frank
Mrs. J. Frank King, 38, died at her home at Whites Creek, Feb 26. Mrs. King was a member of the Centerville Baptist Church. The deceased was before marriage, Miss Ethel McComas. Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Alden, at home, her father, W. W. McComas, one sister, Mrs. Paul Beckley, one brother, Herbert McComas, all of Prichard. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. U. S. Pinson and Rev. Henry Mullens at the Centerville Baptist Church Wednesday morning and burial was made in the family cemetery, near the home of her father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

LEWIS, Curtis
Elkfork—The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lewis and took from their loving baby, Curtis, last Wednesday evening, age 22 months. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

LLOYD, John W.
Funeral services for John W. Lloyd, 88 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, who died at his home at East Lynn Saturday after a lingering illness, were conducted at the East Lynn Church, with burial in Mills Cemetery. Mr. Lloyd, who was a member of the Baptist Church, fought with the Confederate forces during the Civil War and was a member of the Border Rangers. He is survived by 2 sons,  Okey and Fletcher Floyd of East Lynn, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dela Chaffin of East Lynn and Mrs. Bessie Staley of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

LYON, Sallie
Mrs. Sallie Lewis Lyon, 72, widow of the late Stephen Lyon, died Sunday morning at her home in Ashland of pneumonia. Surviving are 2 sons, Sam and Gerald Lyon of Ashland, 3 daughters, Ruth Lyon, Mrs. Paul Porter and Mrs. R. B. Caudill of Ashland, 2 brothers, Isaac Lewis of Ironton, OH and Lincoln Lewis of Stonington, KY and one sister, Mrs. Fred Donta of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

MCCOURT, John B.
John B. McCourt, 69, of Van Lear died at the Paintsville Hospital Mar 9, after a short illness. Mr. McCourt came to Van Lear in 1910, where he worked as a miner until a few years ago when he retired because of age. He is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters, John and Pete McCourt, of Garrett, Tom, Arthur, and Pat McCourt of Van Lear, Mrs. H. C. Smith of Beckley, WV and Mrs. Roy VanHoose of Ironton, OH. Mr. McCourt was a member of the Catholic Church of Van Lear. Burial in the Catholic Cemetery at Van Lear Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

MEADE, William Henry
Funeral rites for Mr. William Henry Meade, 49, who died Tuesday Mar 20 at his home at Torchlight after an illness of 2 years, were held at the home of his daughter Mrs. Willie York. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Walbridge on Thursday. Surviving are his wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ellen York and Miss Dora at home and 3 sons, Everett of Taplin, WV, Robert and Edward at home; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Fraley of Glo and 5 brothers, Robert, Luther, and Melvin of Taplin, WV, Frank of Lackey and
Thomas Meade of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

MILLER, Ballard
Ballard Miller, about 64 years old, died at the home of his son, Marion, on Camp Creek, about 4 miles from East Lynn, Feb 17. Mr. Miller took sick on Wednesday and continues ill until Saturday when he was stricken with paralysis. He died Saturday night. He is survived by 2 brothers, Isom Miller of East Lynn and Morgan Miller of Logan; one sister, Mrs. Simon Miller of East Lynn. His wife died several years ago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lina Hale and Miss Era Miller of East Lynn, Mrs. Milton Clay of Branchland, Mr. Miller was a kind hearted man, met his friends with a smile and was well liked. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. N. Tabor and burial made in the Robert Osborn Cemetery Monday of this week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

MILLER, Mary Etta (McKinster)
The funeral service of Mrs. Mary Etta McKinster Miller was held at Spencer Church at NOris, Feb 22. The beautiful obituary and scripture lesson was read by Rev. William Moore. A wonderful sermon was delivered by W. T. Fraley and Dave A.  Hayes. Mrs. Miller was 67 years old, the daughter of John and Elizabeth McKinster. She was married to J. S. Miller, 47 years ago. She had lived a devoted Christian life since her 19th year. Mrs. Miller leaves her husband to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and the following children: Mrs.  Thompson, Louisa, Mrs. Beulah Hays, Ledocia, Mrs. Elva Sammons, Louisa, Mrs. Opal Jones, Louisa, one son, Shirlie Miller, Charley, and Miss Walda, at home, who had nursed her mother 7 years; 3 sisters, Mrs. Martha Back, Louisa, Mrs. H. B. Thompson, Beaver, OH, Mrs. James Estep, Ledocia, one brother, Albert McKinster, Noris and 12 grandchildren. Mrs. Miller was loved by all who knew her young and old alike. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

MILLER, Wesley
Relatives received word here of the death of Wesley Miller which occurred at his home in London, OH last week. Mr. Miller was born and reared on Little Blaine, this county and spent his early life there a son of the late Billie and Pauline Miller. He was married to Phoebie Moore of Rich Creek and to this union 6 children were born. He moved with his family to Ohio about 27 years ago. He had made several visits here, his last about the year of 1925. He is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, James Miller of Adams, John C. Miller of Georges Creek, Mrs. Min Miller of Charley and Mrs. George Pack of Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held at the home and burial in the London Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

MULLINS, Ira
Ira Mullins, 23, of Bartlick, died in Pikeville Monday from injuries he received when struck by a C & O freight train near Elkhorn City Sunday night. Mullins was walking with a group of friends toward Elkhorn City, when the accident occurred. Both legs were cut off above the knees. He was a son of John Mullins of Wayne Co., WV.. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

MUSIC, Mary Lou (Rice)
Mrs. May Lou Music, widow of the late Tom Music, succumbed at the age of 77 Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Judd Rice, on Little Paint Creek, a victim of paralysis. A member of the Methodist Church for many years, Mrs. Music was one of the county’s best women. Surviving are 3 sons and 4 daughters, S. K., J. D., and George Music, of Little Paint, and Mrs. Jim Hill, Bonanza, Mrs. Jerry Richardson, and Mrs. Judd Rice, Little Paint and Mrs. Joe may of Cincinnati. Funeral rites conducted Sunday from the old Music home on Little Paint now occupied by the victim’s son, J. D. Music, the Rev. Allen of Garrett and Rev. G.W. Rose of Prestonsburg, officiated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

OUSLEY, Robert
Robert Ousley, one of Floyd County’s wealthiest citizens, died Saturday at his home on the Spurlock Fork of Middle Creek, a victim of illnesses attendant upon advanced age. He was more than 80 years old. He is survived by several sons and daughters, among whom are Nathan of Bull Creek, Jim of Spurlock, and Monore of Dock, Sam Ousley, former Floyd tax commissioner, is a brother, and Mrs. Oney of Boyd County, is a sister. Mr. Ousley was one of the county’s best citizens. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

PACK, Thomas
Thomas Pack, age 90 years, died at the home of his son, James Pack, Mar 1 after an illness of about 2 months. Born in Martin County, he resided there until a few years ago when he came to live with his son. “Uncle Tom” was a member of the Christian Church and respected by all who knew him. Short services were held at the home after which the body was taken to Martin County and laid to rest in the old family cemetery. He is survived by one son, James Pack of Paintsville, and a daughter, Mrs. Mahala Maynard of Martin County. Following is a short sketch of Mr. Pack as a soldier taken from one of the histories of the Civil War.

Thomas Pack was born in Martin County, KY, June 25, 1843 and was the son of George Pack who was born in Floyd County, KY and died in Martin Co., KY, Dec. 25, 1865. His mother, Anna Fannin was born in VA and died in Martin Co., KY in 1871.

He was married Dec. 22, 1883 to Elizabeth Haney who was born in this county March 27, 1859. They have two children, James A. born May 16, 1890 and Mahala born Jan. 8, 1893. Mrs. Pack was a daughter of William Haney who was born in this county and died here in 1876, aged 60 years; her mother, Rebecca Moore was born here and also died in this county in 1874 at the age of 61 years. Besides the two children born to our subject and wife, they have reared three children: Elizabeth, John A. and Tamsy Nealy.

Comrade Pack was engaged in farming when he enlisted in the Federal army in 1862 aged 18 years: he was enrolled as a private in Co., G, 14th. KY.V 1., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 23d A.C. He was wounded at Pine Mt. June (changed in ink to Jan. by Thomas) 22, 1864, and again June 12 same year at Pumpkin Vine Creek; he was treated in hospital for wounds a short time; he was given a leave of absence of nine days; he was taken prisoner June 22, 1864, but made his escape while the bullets were flying thick and fast; he participated in the engagements of Middle Creek, Cumberland Gap, Tazwell, Licking, Lookout Mt., Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Kinston, Dallas, Pine Mt., Cass Station, Pumpkin Vine Mt., Chattahoochee River and several others; he was honorably discharged at Louisa, KY Jan 21, 1865. Prior to his enlistment he served three months in service. Comrade Pack has been constable of this county and deputy sheriff for sixteen years; he is highly esteemed in this county and resides in Inez, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

PENNINGTON,
On Mar 21, 1934 the death angel shadowed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pennington and claimed as its victim their lovely baby. The body was brought from Ohio and funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. S. Pennington by Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

PERKINS, Mrs. Wib
Mrs. Wib Perkins, 45, died at a local hospital Thursday following a short illness from a complications of diseases. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins moved to this county (Johnson) from Magoffin County about 10 years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by 8 daughters, Mrs. Frank Davella, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Raymond Castle, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Deacle Preston, Paintsville, Mrs. Thressa Perkins, Miami, FL, Catherine, Ogie and Emogene at home, and Miss Ethel Perkins of Hawaiian Islands. All the daughters were home to attend the funeral and burial except Miss Ethel Perkins. The body was taken to the old Perkins farm in Magoffin County for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

PHILLIPS, Mrs. Harmon
Mrs. Harmon Phillips, 48, died at her home in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Mar 13th. The body was taken to Glenhayes, WV where funeral service was held. Interment was made in the Glenhayes Cemetery. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Perry of that place. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, 5 children and 2 sisters, Mrs. Della P. Huff and Mrs. Chris Chaffins, of Fort Gay and 2 brothers, John B. and Homer Perry of Glenhayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

PORTER, William Samuel
William Samuel Porter, 3 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. William J. Porter of Wayne, who died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital was buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery following services at the residence in Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

REFFETT, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Reffett, age 70 years, died from heart disease. Mrs. Reffett has been a resident of Paintsville for about 20 years, having moved here from Magoffin County. After short services at the hoe the body was taken to Magoffin County for burial. She is survived by one son, Rev. Fred Gullett and one daughter, Mrs. Code Lemaster both of Oil Springs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

RICE, Opal (Hogg)
Catlettsburg—Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Hogg Rice, 20, who died Monday in an Ashland hospital after a 2 weeks illness of pneumonia were held Thursday from the Missionary Baptist Church in Hampton City. Burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Rice is survived by 6 brothers, Byron, of Catlettsburg, Ernest of Caldwell, OH, Denny of Catlettsburg, Paris of Springfield, OH, Mack and Clarence, address unknown and her husband, Lon Rice, of Catlettsburg. Her parents preceded her in death a number of years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

RICKMAN, Raymond
Raymond Rickman, 25 years old, motor brakeman, died in the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin Saturday night of injuries sustained when he was thrown from a motor in the Pike-Floyd mines at Betsy Layne and crushed between mine cars. The accident occurred Friday afternoon. Aside from internal injuries, Rickman sustained a broken leg and arm. He is survived by his widow. The body was returned to Betsy Layne for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

RISNER, Louisa
Mrs. Louisa Risner, 88, died at West Liberty after an illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Risner was widely known throughout Eastern Kentucky where she had a large circle of friends and relatives. She is survived by a son and daughter of her first marriage, J. M. Sebastian and Mrs. Telia Lacy of West Liberty. Several grandchildren also survived, among whom is Walter H. Sebastian of Ashland. Funeral and burial services were held at West Liberty Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

SAMMONS, Charles Ulysses
In memory of our darling, Charles Ulysses Sammons, who departed this life Jan 5, 1934. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

SAMMONS, Ellen Jean
Cherryville—Sorry to hear to the death of little Ellen Jean Sammons, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Sammons of Hamden, OH. She was returned to Big Laurel for burial Mar 3. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

SAVAGE, Francis M.
Francis M. Savage, 78, of Washington D. C. a native of Louisa, KY, died at his home in Washington, Sunday, Feb 18, very suddenly according to word received by relatives and friends in Ashland. Mr. Savage began his banking career in Catlettsburg where he was a teller in the old Home Bank. Before going to Washington he organized several banks in the middle west and south and was a leader in the industrial development of Gary, IN. He founded the old Northwest Saving Bank and later became a President of the Central Saving Bank. Soon after his retirement the Northwest Saving Bank of which he was president was taken over by the Riggs National Bank. Mr. Savage belonged to several clubs, including the Metropolitan Club and the Chevy Chase Country Club. He was president of the Senior Golfers association at Chevy Chase. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Ogden Savage, and a sister and several nieces and nephews. Burial was made in Rock Creek Cemetery near his home in Washington. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

SAVAGE, Jesse
Jesse Savage, 18 year sold, passed at the home of his parents, on East Fork, Tuesday night following an illness of 5 weeks. He was a son of Wert and Mrs. Mollie Thornbury Savage. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the Trinity M. E. Church, South, with Rev. Rowe officiating. Interment was made in the Thornbury Cemetery near the home. Surviving are the father, step mother, one sister, Mrs. G. R. Albright, of Holden, WVV, 3 step sisters, Virginia, Ruth and Dorothy at home and 2 brothers, Jay and Clyde Savage, both at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

SMITH, Geneva (Newman)
Mrs. Geneva Newman Smith, 74, died at her home at Prichard Feb 16, following an illness of complications. She had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Smith was born Mar 15, 1860 and had been a life long resident of Wayne County, WV. She was married Feb 15, 1882 to W. D. Smith, who survives. The deceased had been a member of the Smith Memorial Church at Prichard for 27 years. She is survived by the following children, L.C. Smith and W. A. Smith of Columbus, OH, J. G. Smith of Prichard, Mrs. Mate Davis of Prichard, and Mrs. Lizzie Black of Kenova; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Smith Memorial Church, Feb 18, with Rev. J. H. Dawson of Huntington, officiating and burial made in Burk Cemetery at Prichard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

SPEARS, H. S.
H. S. Spears, prominent resident of Paintsville, who died Tuesday of last week, was buried Thursday. The funeral was held from his residence. Mr. Spears suffered a heart attack which proved fatal 2 days later. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Akers Spears, one son, John L. Spears, of Paintsville and one daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Quinn of Vernon, TX. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

STURGILL, Luther Carl
An illness of 3 weeks caused by complications arising from infected tonsils resulted in the death at Pikeville of Luther Carl Sturgill, 22 years old, former teacher in the Floyd County schools and well known. When first stricken Mr. Sturgill was a student at Pikeville College where he was held in high regard by both faculty and student body. Until a few months ago when he entered school, Mr. Sturgill had been a member of the state highway engineering corps and during the engineers work here and in this vicinity he resided at the home of Jailer and Mrs. B. L. Sturgill, near relatives. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sturgill of Harold, the deceased is survived by one brother and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

SWANN, Jane E.
Mrs. Jane E. Swann, died at her home in High Bottom, near Louisa, Wednesday morning Feb 14, following an illness of 3 weeks of bronchitis. She had been in poor health for several years past. She was the wife of the late Lewis Rolfe Swann, veteran of the Civil War and a member of one of Lawrence County’s oldest and best families and very active in educational work. His relatives now located in Huntington, WV are among the most prominent and successful citizens of that city. Mrs. Swann, a descendant of the original Wheeler family, one of Lawrence and Johnson counties noted families for their active interest in business and educational improvement. Mrs. Swann will be greatly missed by her community where she was known for her kindness to everyone. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 25 years. She is survived by 9 children: Mrs. D. O. Williams, Mrs. H. H. Griffith, Mrs. M.C. Webb, and Miss Mollie Swann of Lawrence: Mrs. E. L. Lester, Richwood, WV, Mrs. S. E. Perkins, Lancing, TN and Mrs. G. D. Jobe of Williamson, WV. 2 sons, L. W. Swann, Louisa and Dr. R. E. Swann of Louisville, KY. Impressive funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. M. C. Webb, her old home place, at Cordell, conducted by the Rev. John Morris, of Cordell and Rev. Arla Blackburg. Interment in the family cemetery overlooking the home.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

THOMAS, Creed
Creed Thomas, 73, died at Bradley, Magoffin County, Sunday Mar 11, 30 hours after suffering a stroke of apoplexy. He was a native of North Carolina. The body was taken to the home of his son, David, in Ashland, and funeral service was held Tuesday. Burial at Raceland in charge of Knights of the Golden Eagle. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, and 4 daughters, Lowe of Greenup, Wilson of Huntington, WV, Henry of Bradley, Mrs. Sarah Elswick of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Josephine Millbough of Cincinnati, Mrs. Harris Howard, Bradley and Miss Helen Thomas of Akron. Also a brother who lives in Akron, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

THOMPSON
Funeral and burial service for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, held at the Smoky Valley Cemetery, was conducted by Rev. Jesse H. Holbrook on last Saturday afternoon. The child died Friday. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Betty Frances and one brother, Paul Eugene. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

VANCE, Lawrence T.
Lawrence T. Vance, of Newport, KY, died at his home there Friday following a few months of illness. Mrs. Vance who has been ill for some time, is now in a critical condition and little hope is held for her recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Vance are well known in Paintsville. She was formerly Miss Fannie Fern Spradlin, daughter of the late Frank Spradlin, and for a number of years a teacher in the schools. She has a brother, Ben J. Spradlin and a sister, Martha Staten of Paintsville. Miss Olga Cooper, a niece of Mrs. Vance, is in Newport at the beside of Mrs. Vance. Mrs. Staten will leave for Newport. Funeral service for Mr. Vance was held at the Grace Church in Newport Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

VANHOOSE, Brooks
The following dispatch from Carthage, Mo., appeared in the daily press of March 5: Believed by authorities to have been slain by resisting kidnapers, Brooks L. VanHoose, 64 years old, wealthy retired mining operator, was found shot to death at his country home near here today. Sheriff Oll Rogers said VanHoose apparently had been slain Saturday night. L. B. Harmon, operator of a tourist camp, was arrested for investigation.  Sheriff Rogers was seeking members of a gang of five highwaymen reported to have been in the vicinity of the VanHoose home Saturday night.  The Sheriff had been "tipped" the gang might attempt a kidnapping and made a search Saturday  night but found no trace of the men or their car.   VanHoose, who had been living alone, was found by a business associate just inside the front door.  He had been shot twice.  One bullet had been fired from VanHoose's pistol.   It struck his car standing in the driveway.  Officials said he had been warned of a plot to kidnap him and had carried the weapon for protection. Mrs. VanHoose and a daughter, Mildred have been in Washington, D.C., where the girl attends an art school. Brooks L. VanHoose was born and raised in Johnson County and is a member of the VanHoose family of this county.  He left here about 40 years ago and made a fortune in the mining business.  At the time of his death he was reputed to have been a millionaire.  He had retired from active life. Mrs. Chas. Roberts of Paintsville is a sister of the slain man.  He also has two brothers, Lint and Zeal VanHoose of this county.  He is also an uncle of F. Daniel of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

VAUGHAN, G. B.
G. B. Vaughan, 80, prominently known through the Sandy Valley, died at his home at Paintsville at noon Thursday following a week’s illness of pneumonia. Mr. Vaughan, who had been in retirement for several years, was associated with the late John C. C. Mayo in the development of the coal fields in the Big Sandy.  He handled a majority of the leases, etc. He was a brother of the late Fred A. Vaughan, former Secretary of State during the Morrow Administration. Mr. Vaughan is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E. M. Clay, Paintsville; Mrs. Stanley Temple, of Cincinnati; Mrs. E. M. Brown, of Paintsville, and Miss Mary Vaughan at home, and one son, Dr. Tobe Vaughan, of Jenkins, KY.  He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

VAUGHAN, William P.
Wm. P. Vaughan, 80, well known and prominent citizen of Richardson, passed away at his home Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock.  His death followed an illness of two weeks.
He was a son of Wm and Isabel Rowland Vaughan and was married to Miss Julia Warnick in 1879. He was a member of Richardson lodge I. O. O. F. and had been a member of the M. E. Church, South the past 42 years. Mr. Vaughan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Warnick Vaughan, and three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Troxel, Ashland, Mrs. C. M. Preston, Corbin and Mrs. Arch Childers, Auxier, KY.  Also, one sister, Mrs. Martha Clutts, of Ashland, and two brothers, Chum Vaughan, Columbus, OH, and Lima Vaughan, of Black Mountain WV.  The funeral service was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Richardson Methodist Church, the Rev. H. H. Holland of Chapman officiating and interment was in the Warnick cemetery under the direction of Curtright funeral home of Louisa.  Mr. Vaughan was a brother of Mr. P. H. Vaughan, deceased of Louisa, and was known as “Jeff” Vaughan to many of his friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

VINSON, Lindsay T.
Funeral services for Dr. Lindsay T. Vinson, 58 years old, of Huntington, who died Tuesday night, will be held Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. James A. Hughes, in Huntington. Dr. W. H. Sheffer, pastor of the Central Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Dr. Vinson, prominent X-ray specialist, was widely known. He was a member of a distinguished family in Wayne County, WV. Until about a year ago, Dr. and Mrs. Vinson resided at their home, 1429 Sixth Avenue. Since then they had lived in an apartment a the Hotel Frederick.  Throughout the day Tuesday, Dr. Vinson remained in bed suffering from a comparatively mild case of laryngitis. He was seized with the heart attack at 11:30 Tuesday night and died a few minutes late.. When he was discovered to be critically ill, his wife summoned Dr. Don Kessler and Dr. F. O. Marple. When they arrived they immediately called Dr. I. I. Hirschman, but before emergency treatment could be administered, Dr. Vinson died.  Dr Vinson was a native of this city where he was born Aug 28, 1874, the son of Col. S. S. and Mary Damron Vinson. At the age of 5 years his parents moved to West Virginia where he resided and since 1906 had been a practicing physician in Huntington.

His elementary education was received in the schools of Wayne County. Later he attended Marshall College and West Virginia University. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Central University of Kentucky and was graduated from the Hospital College of Medicine in 1901. His intern work was completed at St. Luke’s hospital in Parkersburg and for 3 years after that time he was in charge of the surgical department of the N & W Railroad for the section west of Williamson. Following that, a period of post graduate work in medicine was done in the University of London and other European schools after which he went to Huntington. Dr. Vinson was a member of the Guyandot Club, the Guyan Country Club, the Elks and Masonic Lodges. He was twice married, his first wife being the former Willa May Holderby, member of a pioneer Huntington family. They had one child, Mrs. Joseph Hill. Following death of his first wife he married Mrs. Marie Cort, who survives. Surviving him in addition to the widow and daughter are 2 sisters, Mrs. Donald Clark and Mrs. James A. Hughes, a nephew, Taylor Vinson, a grandnephew, Lucian P. Smith and 2 nieces, Mrs. Elouise Hughes Smith and Mrs. Tudell Van Zandt all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934

WEBB, Marvin
Marvin, the one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Webb of Southside (Paintsville), died Thursday from infantile paralysis. The child had been ill since last Christmas. This is the first case of infantile paralysis reported for some time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

WELLMAN, Homer
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wellman, received the sad news on Tuesday night of this week of the death of their son, Homer (Red) Wellman.. He was killed when struck by an  automobile in Washington D. C. that night. He had been employed away from here for several years and had lived in Washington the past 2 years. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wellman and was reared in Louisa. His age was 37 years. No definite funeral arrangements has been made. It is not known just when the body will reach here, but it is thought it will be Friday or Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 16, 1934
The body of Homer Wellman, who was killed by an automobile when crossing a street in Washington D. C. on Tuesday night of last week was brought to Louisa and funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the home of his uncle, Mr.  O. C. Atkins. Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the M. E. Church, conducted the service. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Mr. Wellman is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wellman of Louisa, 6 brothers, Walter, of Alexandria, VA, Kenneth, Clyde, Leon, Lucian and Vernon, of Louisa and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Eberherdt and Miss Nan Wellman of Alexandria, VA. He was reared in Louisa, but had been away for some time and in Washington about 2 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

WELLMAN, Martha
Mrs. Martha Wellman was born Sep 25, 1849 and died Mar 14, 1934, at her home in Wayne. Mrs. Wellman fell almost 3 years ago and broke her hip and never recovered from the injuries. She was the widow of Morris Wellman, who died a few years ago. She is survived by the following children: H. H. Wellman, Noah Wellman, Jr., Tom Wellman and Arma Wellman, all of Wayne, Cullie Wellman and Bruce Wellman of Branchland, grandson, Ott Wellman of Wayne, who made his home with his grandmother, sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wellman of Wayne, Mrs. Victoria Burris and Mrs. Belle Switzer of Fort Gay. Funeral service was conducted at the M. E. Church on Wilson Creek, of which she was a member, with Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. G.H. Farmer officiating Thursday afternoon. Burial was made in the Spurlock Cemetery near Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934

WELLS, Nerve
Davisport—the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pack and took their loving mother, Mrs. Nerve Wells, age 84 years, Saturday, Mar 17th. Several children mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

WHEELER, William Sanford
William Sanford Wheeler, age 59, died at his home in west Paintsville after an illness of more than a year. Mr. Wheeler was born in Johnson County, Jul 17, 1874 and when quite young moved with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wheeler to Magoffin County. While in Magoffin County, Mr. Wheeler was engaged in farming and the mercantile business. About 15 years ago he bought an interest in the Wheeler Grocery Company of this city, and since that time has been connected with the company and a dealer in real estate. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 9, 1934

WHITAKER
On Friday afternoon the 9 year old son fo Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Whitaker, died at the hospital in Martin of pneumonia, where he had been taken for an operation for appendicitis, but was not operated on because of his severe illness of pneumonia. The funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in the Glo Church by Rev. Gibson, assisted by another minister, after which burial took place in the Estill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 30, 1934

WILCOX, James C.
Dr. James C. Wilcox, 69, physician of Paintsville, died in an Ashland hospital Monday. He had been ill only a short time. Dr. Wilcox had been a practicing physician in Paintsville for the past 23 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Wilcox, of Paintsville, 6 children, Dr. R. B. Wilson, of Whitesburg, KY, Dr. T. P. Wilcox, of Denver, CO, Mrs. Edgar Selwin, wife of a well known producer in Hollywood, CA, Fred Wilcox of Hollywood, Mrs. Nicholas Schenck, Schenectady, NY and Mrs. Furman, Morgantown, WV. His body remained at a funeral home in Ashland until arrival of Dr. T. P. Wilcox from Denver when it was taken to Morgantown, WV for funeral service and burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

WILLIAMSON, Earl
Earl Williamson, 44, former resident of Richardson, died Thursday in a Louisville hospital of pneumonia following injuries sustained in the mines in Harlan County, KY, 2 2 weeks ago. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Jess Holbrook, were held at the Curtright Funeral Home Sunday morning. The body was taken to Richardson by H. H. Curtright, mortician, and interred in the Wilbur Cemetery. Music was furnished by Misses Nola and Frances Wilson of Louisa. Mr. Williamson, a son of the late Dutch and Mrs. Lydia Castle Williamson, of Louisa, was a former resident of this county, having lived at Richardson. Fourteen years ago he moved to Coalgood, Harlan County. Two weeks ago he sustained a crushed hip in a slate fall in the mines. Surviving are the mother, his wife, Mrs. Grace Reece Williamson, a son, Earl Harrison and a daughter, Delores; one brother, Mont Williamson of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Wagoner of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Nellie Highton of Maverie, TX. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 2, 1934

WILSON, Louise
Relatives have received word Sunday of the death of Miss Louise Wilson, adopted daughter of the late Garred Wilson and Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Louisa. Miss Wilson, 20 years old, died Sunday morning  at Waverly Hill Sanatorium near Louisville, where she had been a patient for the past  years. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the Crawls Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment was made in the Haven’s Rest Cemetery at Louisville. She had been a member of the Louisa Baptist Church for years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 9, 1934

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ADAMS, Mrs. J. P.
“Aunt” Rhoda Adams, wife of J. P. Adams, died at her home at Myrtle Sunday after an extended illness resulting from stomach trouble. She was 78 years old and was one of the county’s best women. Mrs. Adams was married Aug 26, 1875 and was the mother  of 9 children, 5 of whom survive. Mrs. Hattie Vanderpool, Mrs. Mollie Clay, Mrs. C. L. Hyden all of West Prestonsburg, Mrs. C. L. Osborn and Mrs. May Belle Howard of Ashland. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for almost half a century. In addition to rearing her own children, she reared 3 grandchildren, Junior Osborne, Ofe Hamilton and Olga Hamilton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

ALLEN, Billy
Approximately 500 persons Wednesday afternoon and Thursday were engaged in a search between Lackey and Garrett for the body of Billy 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen, of Lackey, who disappeared into the flood waters of Beaver Creek at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. At 11 o’clock Thursday morning the search had been unavailing. Billy and his 8 year old brother, Mart, were playing on a drift pile at the edge of Beaver Creek, Billy suddenly pitched into the water. His little brother immediately spread the alarm. Besides the bereaved parents, the little victim is survived by 2 sisters and the brother who was with him when he fell into the water. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

ALLEN, M. V.
M. V. Allen, postmaster at Garth, dropped dead Monday a victim of a heart attack. He wa about 66 years old. The victim was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Allen. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Gibson, who died about 7 years ago. Surviving him are 3 sons and one daughter, Ray, postmaster at Weeksbury, Ralph and Oliver, at home and Miss Edith Allen, a student at Morehead State Normal. Three brothers and 2 sisters also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

AUSTIN, Tom
Tom Austin, 29, motorman for the Royal Coal Corporation, at Offutt, KY was fatally stabbed on C & O passenger train No. 29 Monday night. Austin was stabbed by Charley Price, 28, of Offutt. The boarded the train at Paintsville and after an argument Austin was stabbed and died before the train reached Offutt. His body was taken from the train there and removed to his home. He is survived by his wife and 2 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

AUXIER, Laura (Prichard)
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Laura Prichard Auxier of Falls City, NE who died at her home Apr 14th after an illness of 2 months. Her mother was a sister of the late Dr. Lewis Prichard of Charleston, WV and was reared at Kavanaugh in Boyd County. Mr. Auxier often visited in the home of her relatives, the late Dr. Alan Prichard and Mrs. Prichard at Buchanan. The following clipping was taken from the daily paper of Falls City. Mrs. N.D. Auxier, pioneer settler of Richardson County and one of Falls City’s most prominent citizens, died at her home Saturday evening following an illness of 8 weeks.  She was 70 years old. Mrs. Auxier became ill I Corpus Christi, TX, 2 months ago while on a southern trip with her husband. The sickness was described as a southern fever. She remained in Corpus Christi 2 weeks before being brought to Falls City. She had been seriously ill since her arrival and for the last week had been in a critical condition. Born in Lawrence, OH, Jan 24, 1864, Mrs. Auxier came to Nebraska with her parents in April 1865, when but one year of age. The family settled in Richardson County and Mrs. Auxier had been here since then with the exception of 7 months spent in Hodgeman County, KS and 6 months in Kentucky. She was married to Leander C. Prichard in Falls City, Feb 21, 1881. they lived on her mother’s original farm until Nov 26, 1919, when they sold the farm and moved to Falls City. Mr. Prichard died several years ago. Dec 7, 1931 she married N. D. Auxier, who survives her. Three years ago Mrs. Auxier offered a gift of $50,000 to Falls City for the erection of a municipal auditorium on condition that the city pay her interest on the fund until her death. Technicalities of municipal ordinances prevented the city meeting the conditions included in Mrs. Auxier offer. She was a trustee of the Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

BOWEN, Isom
Isom Bowen, 48 a resident of Martin County, KY, was found dead under an abandoned coal tipple at Stonecoal, WV. He was found by a 9 year old boy. The Coroners jury gave a verdict of death by an unknown cause, other than violence. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

BROOKS, Mrs. A. L.
Funeral service for Mrs. A. L. Brooks of Thealka, who died Thursday at the hospital was held Friday from the home of her brother, Gar Castle in Greentown. Judge H.B. Conley, F. S. VanHoose and Millard VanHoose, officiated. She was a daughter of Thomas J. Castle and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by 7 children, 2 sisters, and 7 brothers. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Thealka. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

BRUMFIELD, W. M.
W. M. Brumfield, 75 years old, of Prichard, died at the home of his son, Wade Brumfield, Wednesday. Mr. Brumfield is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Wilson, 5 sons, James of Kenova, W. M. of Haverhill, OH, and Wade, Arthur, and John Brumfield of Prichard, 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

BURRIS, James Edwin
James Edwin Burris, 19 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melva Hicks of Huntington, died in a hospital at Lexington, KY Sunday noon of gangrene. Young Burris who was enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at McKee, KY suffered a severe foot injury in an accident with a tractor at the camp last week, his mother was informed. Surviving besides his mother, are 2 sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth Burris and a half brother, Walter Burris, all of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

BURRIS, Vada
Mrs. Vada Burris, 40, of Varney, died in the Williamson hospital following an appendicitis operation. She was buried in the family cemetery following services in the home, conducted by Revs. Jonah Bevins and Willis Blackburn. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Bud Burris, 4 daughters, Misses Maxine, Hattie, Lakie and Luna; her father, John Young, 6 brothers and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

BURTON, Isaac Wilson
Isaac Wilson Burton, 75, of Ellen passed away at his home Saturday morning after a 3 days illness following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Burton was a prominent and well known farmer in the county having lived at Ellen practically all his life. He had been a member of the M. E. Church since early childhood. Funeral service was held from the home Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Burton Cemetery there under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Moore of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Harrison Wilson, Louisa and Mrs. W. M. Jordan of Beaver, OH and one brother, S. H. Burton of Blaine. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

CHAFIN, Millard F.
The following is from a London, OH pager of 2 weeks ago. Mr. Chafin was a brother of the late R. S. Chafin of Louisa.  Millard F. Chafin, well known London resident and for 17 years the efficient watchman for the Pennsylvania railroad at the South Main Street Crossing, died of a complication of diseases Tuesday night at his home. Mr. Chafin had been ill for the past several months and had been confined to his bed for 3 and a half months. He was born Apr 17, 1856, in Lawrence County, KY, and would have observed his 78th birthday had he lived until next Tuesday.  He is survived by  his widow, Mrs. Ida Chafin, well know London sign painter and Charles Chafin. He also leaves one brother, Thomas Chafin of California. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

COMPTON, Louanna (Wolfe)
Mrs. Louanna Wolfe Compton, 75 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Castle, Louisa, Apr 5 at 1 p.m. following an illness of 5 days. Funeral services were held Saturday from the M. E. Church at Lick Creek with the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating.. Interment was made in the Miller Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Castle, and Mrs. William Johnson, of Garrett, KY, 4 sons, J. D. Compton of Lackey, W. P. Compton, Jr. and Ora Ray Compton, of Beard Fork, KY and Burgess Compton of Orkney, KY, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Austin of California; 2 brothers, George Wolfe of Inez,  Joseph Wolfe of Texas, 40 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

DAMRON, Joseph R.
Funeral services for Joseph R. Damron, 73 years old, former city treasurer and widely known feed and grain dealer of Huntington, who died early Saturday morning at his home of pneumonia, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Steele Funeral Home. Dr. Armond L. Currie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiated and burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. He was born Feb 5, 1861 at Pikeville, KY. He lived as Siloam, KY, during his youth and early manhood and moved to Huntington in 1887, where he entered the feed and grain business after ventures into other business fields. He was active in the Democratic party and was elected city treasurer in 1909 serving until 1918. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was long affiliated with the Elks lodge. He is survived by his second wife, the former Miss Pauline Vance of Huntington, whom he wed Mar 28, a daughter, Lucy Jo Damron, at home and 2 brothers, James Damron of Huntington and Robert Damron of Siloam, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

DEAN, James
James Dean, 23 years old, died Wednesday morning Apr 11, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Dean on Tabors Creek, near Fort Gay, following the amputation  2 months ago of one leg for cancer. Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at the church on Tabors Creek with Rev. Frank B. McKinster, officiating. Interment was made in the Travis Cemetery near the church. Surviving are the parents, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

FRASHER, Boyd N.
Boyd N. Frasher, 39 years old, died at the U. S. Veterans Hospital in this county, Mar 22, 1934. He had received treatment at the Reed hospital at Washington D. C. he then went to Oteen, NC and about one year ago  he was transferred to the Veterans hospital in Wayne County. Before enlisting the World War, Mr.  Frasher was one of Wayne County’s most useful teachers. He taught 14 terms of school. His owrth and merit was attested by the large crowd that thronged the Salem Church at Stiltner to pay their last respects at his funeral. While in Oteen, Mr. Frasher united with the Baptist Church at that place. During his illness he exhibited great patience and was as much resigned to his fate as it was possible for man to be.  In his passing Wayne County has lost one of her best citizens and his parents a most noble son. He is survived by the parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

HORNER, Charles
Charles Horner, of Hitchins, died in Ashland, Thursday from injuries received when struck by a bus there Tuesday evening. The body was taken to Hitchins for funeral and burial service. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Horner, 6 sons, and 2 daughters, Frank, Orville, Clyde, Fred and Edwin of Hitchins, Bud Horner of Hanging Rock, OH, Mrs.  Edith Terry of Eadston, KY and Shelman Horner of Wilkinson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

JOHNSON, Annie
Little Annie Johnson, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Glen Alum, WV, died Friday as result of taking medicine prescribed for an adult member of the family. Another child also took some of the medicine, but was rushed to a physician and is recovering. Tablets which had been prescribed for high blood pressure of an adult member of the family were found by the children. Annie, it was said, swallowed a number of the tablets while the other little girl took only a few. The former died within 2 hours. Mr. Johnson is section foreman at Glen Alum. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

LAMBERT, John
John Lambert, of Wewanta, just over the Wayne line in Lincoln County, committed suicide Wednesday night. The story taken from the Hamlin Democrat follows: John Lambert has gone to the home of Eck Elliott. He told Elliott to tell his boy friends to not drink liquor, as it would get them into trouble also, told Elliott where he wanted to be buried. He then walked out onto the porch, and pretty soon Elliott heard the report of a gun. Lambert had shot himself in the right temple with a .32 calibre revolver, and died instantly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

MATNEY, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Matney passed away at her home Wednesday following a heart attack. She had been in ill health for some time. She was 70 years of age, having been born in Prestonsburg Jan 11, 1864. Mrs. Matney was the daughter of Dr. William and Josephine Draper Dean. The deceased was a prominent church worker, having been affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Her husband, James Matney, is well known in Pikeville having served as chief of police. In addition to her husband, the deceased is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Alma Matney at home and Mrs. A. S. Ratliff, 3 sons, Mack, Frank and William H. of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. D. L. Francis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

MAYNARD, Thursa (Vinson)
Mrs. Thursa Vinson Maynard, 39, of Louisa, passed away at her home Sunday morning after an illness of 8 months. A daughter of the late Winfield Scott Vinson and Florence Damron Vinson, she was born and reared in this county. Twenty-three years ago she was married to Charles Maynard, who survived. She had been a member of the Holiness Church for 14 years. Funeral services was held Monday afternoon from the home with the Rev. J.D. Marcum of Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Maynard Cemetery at Donithan. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Romain and 3 sons, Charles, Jr., Vinson and Leon, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Millard F. Wallace of Louisa and Mrs. M. L. McClain of Ironton, OH, 2 brothers, M. J. Vinson of Logan and Sherman Vinson of Ironton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

MILLS. Georgia
Georgia Mills, 9 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Golden Mills of near Wayne, died Apr 3. When she was 3 years old she had pneumonia and never fully recovered. Surviving in addition to the parents, are 3 sisters, one brother, and one half brother. Burial was made in the Mills cemetery at the head of Little Lynn Creek Thursday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

MILLS, John
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon for John Mills, 78 years old, who died Friday at the home of his son, William Mills, at Richardson, with Rev. Ballard Copley of Cassie, WV officiating. Interment was made in the Mills Cemetery in Martin County. Mr. Mills was a native of Martin County and moved to Richardson 4 months ago. His death followed a 3 weeks illness of complications incident to old age. He had been a member of the M. E. Church for 30 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, 2 sons, William Mills, of Richardson, and Mart Mills of Lundale, WV and 5 daughters, Mrs. M. V. Blackburn of Calf Creek, KY, Mrs. W. M. Horn and Mrs. Garfield Horn of Inez, Mrs. J. C. Brown of Greenup and Mrs. Arthur Kirk of Job. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

PENNINGTON, Dorothy Eloise
Sweet memories of little Dorothy  Eloise Pennington, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pennington, who entered Heaven, Mar 21, 1934. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 20, 1934

PERRY, Avonelle Frances
Avonelle Frances Perry died about 4 o’clock Thursday morning in a local hospital from burns received on Wednesday evening. She was 3 years of age and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold H. Perry of Louisa. The children were left in the house while the mother had gone out to milk and in some way the child’s clothing caught fire. Hearing the screams, Mrs. Perry rushed in to find the child horribly burned. She was brought to the hospital here and lived only a few hours. Nothing could be done for it. Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. J. e. Jones of Potter, a sister and brother, Georgiana and James Arnold Perry. Funeral service will be held at the M. E. Church at Chapman Friday afternoon the Rev. H. B. Holland, pastor, officiating. Interment in the Smith Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

PETERS, Karl H.
Funeral services for Karl H. Peters, 49 years old, of 524 West Tenth Avenue, Huntington, WV, who died in a hospital there Sunday, were conducted Monday at the Fisher Funeral Home, with Rev. Red. S. Bishop officiating. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. P. Peters, 4 sisters, Mrs. C. R. Kantz, Huntington, Mrs. T. V. Johns, of Wellsburg, WV, Mrs. M. J. Murphy of Ironton, OH, and Miss Dolly Peters of Texas and 2 brothers, George D. and Kehoe of Huntington. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Peters and was well known here where the family resided before moving to Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

ROBINSON, Mrs. Wesley
The body of Mrs. Wesley Robinson who died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home near Waynesburg, KY, was taken to Ashland to the home of her daughter Mrs. T. J. Moore. On Friday the body was taken to Paintsville for funeral service and burial there. Mrs. Robinson formerly made her home in Ashland. She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. J.  C. Ramey of Paintsville, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

SHELTON, Lily
Mrs. Lily Shelton, 21 years old, wife of Eddie Shelton, died Tuesday at her home at Drift. She was the mother of 3 children. Mrs. Shelton was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher Calhoun of Dwale, and was a young woman of the finest type. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband, parents and children, Mrs. Shelton is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Robert Calhoun, Mrs. Lou Ellen Porter, Mrs. Will Wills, Joe and L. P. Laferty. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

SHORTRIDGE, J. W.
Funeral services for J. W. Shortridge, 84, who died at his home in Huntington, WV Saturday morning after an short illness, were held Monday morning from the Fallsburg, KY church and were followed by burial in the Fallsburg Cemetery. The body was viewed by many friends at the Kilgore and Collier Chapel, Catlettsburg, before the funeral party left for Fallsburg. The service there was in charge of Rev. A. P. Keyser, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, of Catlettsburg. Mr. Shortridge was a native of Pike County and resided in Lawrence County many years, afterwards moving to Catlettsburg and later to Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Shortridge, one daughter, Mrs. George Amos, of Newport, KY, and a son, Ronald Shortridge of Ashland. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis suffered less than a week before. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

SOWARDS. Jane (Thompson)
Word was received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Jane Thompson Sowards,, of Provo, UT, who passed away at her home Apr 6 after an illness of double pneumonia. Mrs. Sowards formerly lived on Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Wesley and Easter Thompson. She married H. Sowards and went west 50 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

SPARKS, Mrs. C. F.
Mrs. C. F. Sparks, 45, of Portsmouth, OH, died last Friday after an illness of 2 years or more. The body was brought to Martha, this county, where on Sunday morning funeral service was conducted by Rev. Asa Hay t the home of her father in law, Mr. L. T. Sparks, with interment in the family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, and7 children. Also her father, Mr. J. C. Sparks of Culver, KY, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. L. Lyon of Ashland and Mrs. Frank White, of Fielden and a brother, Bert Sparks of Ashland. Mrs. Sparks was a devout Christian and had been a member of the Baptist church many years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

SPEARS, W. L.
W. L. Spears, well known farmer living in the Warfield section of Kentucky opposite Kermit, was found in an unconscious condition Monday a short distance below Kermit and later died, the cause of his death being due to exhaustion. Spears, it is said, started through the long Kermit tunnel of the N & W when he heard a train approaching. He started to run in order to get clear of the tunnel before the train arrived, but the over exertion was too much for his weak heart. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

STURGELL, Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Henry Sturgell passed away at her home at Hewlett, WV after a lingering illness. She was the wife of Rev. Henry Sturgell and daughter of Henr Loar, both of whom survive. She is also survived by 8 children, one sister, Miss Florence Loar, 2 brothers, John and Bob Loar, all of Hewlett. Funeral service was conducted on Wednesday from the home and burial followed in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

THACKER, Margaret Rose
Margaret Rose Thacker, 3 ½ years old, daughter of Mrs. Mayme Hatten Thacker of Durbin died in Catlettsburg at noon Friday of burns which she received when her clothing ignited from an open grate at 8 o’clock. The child, who was alone in the home, is believed to have been playing close to the grate when her clothing caught fire. Her mother, who operates a store aqt Durbin, was in the store at the time of the tragedy. Mrs. Thacker heard the little girls cries and when she rushed to the house she found the child lying on the floor with practically all of her clothing burned off and the rugs around her burning. Help was summoned and the child was taken to Dr. Burke’s office I Catlettsburg and later to the clinic where she died about noon. The little girl is survived by her grief-stricken mother and 5 brothers and sisters. Her father, Frank Thacker, died about 2 years ago. Funeral service was held from the home at Durbin Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. H. Dawson of Huntington in charge. Burial followed in the family grave yard at Durbin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

VINSON, Z. Taylor
Funeral service Monday afternoon marked the final chapter in the earthly career of Z. Taylor Vinson of  Glenhayes, WV. Mr. Vinson, a member of the Wayne County court, died Sunday morning in a local hospital following an illness of 7 days. He was in the 57th year of his life when stricken by the malady which culminated in his death. He had been troubled with appendicitis and complications and the appendix had ruptured before he came to the hospital. It was a case of gangrenous appendix with well developed peritonitis. A son of the late Lazarus and Vienna Wiley Vinson, he was born and reared near Glenhayes and was one of Wayne County’s substantial farmers. His wife, Nora Crum Vinson, passed away 11 years ago. Surviving are one son, Ireland J. Vinson, at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. U. S. Branham, of Clifford, Miss Carrie Vinson of Glenhayes, Mrs. Ireland James of Louisa, 3 brothers, L. K. Vinson of Louisa, John and Pete Vinson of Glenhayes. He had been a member of the Christian Church, of this city 30 years. The funeral services which were held Monday afternoon from the Louisa Christian Church, were in charge of Rev. John L. Vinson, a cousin, of St. Albans, WV. Interment was in the Vinson Cemetery near Glenhayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

 

WALKER, Theodore Walker
Theodore Walker died at his home in Paintsville after several weeks illness from spinal meningitis. Mr. Walker was stricken with the disease about 2 months ago. He was a member of one of Johnson County’s most prominent families. He was a son of the late Judge J. W. Walker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife and one brother, W. F. Walker, of Mahan, WV, 3 sisters, Mrs. Dan W. Ward, Mrs. M. G. Preston and Mrs. John W. Preston, all of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 13, 1934

WALTER, Mrs. Monroe M.
Mrs. Monroe M. Walter, well known and well beloved woman passed away at her home at Blaine Thursday morning after an illness of 8 days of pneumonia and heart trouble. She was in her 78 year. When quite young Mrs. Walter joined the M. E. church and had lived a devoted Christian life. Her cheery and kind disposition won for her many friends and when the news of her going spread they were much grieved. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was Miss Anne Patrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Patrick of Salyersville. She had lived at Blaine for 58 years. Surviving are her devoted husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. D. J. Thompson, Webbville, Mrs. C. L. Thompson, Grayson and Wilmore, Mrs. B. H. Vaughan, Port Arthur, TX, 4 sons, L. M. Walter, Chicago, R. F. and A. Henry Walter of Washington, D. C., and Edward M. Walter, of New York City, 4 sisters, Mrs. sola Canoy, King Fisher, OK, Mrs. Susan Hurt of Ivyton, KY, Mrs. D. B. Salyers, of Owingsville, KY, Mrs. R. M. Miller of Wilmore, 5 brothers, Frank Patrick of Ashland, R. H. Patrick of Paintsville, H. W. Patrick of Salyersville, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held fro the home Friday afternoon with Rev. John Gross, President of Union College, Barboursville, KY officiating. Interment will be in the Walter Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

WELCH, John C.
Capt. John C. Welch, aged steamboat pilot, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Pack, Huntington, after an illness of 3 months. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at River, Johnson County, Capt. Welch’s former home, with Rev. Leonard Oxley, of Huntington, officiating. Burial in the family cemetery at River. Capt. Welch who was a native of Johnson County, had resided in Huntington for the past 10 years. For many years he was pilot on Big Sandy and Ohio river steamboats. He was a member of the Baptist Church of River and was also an Odd Fellow. Besides the daughter, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Welch; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Charles Skeer, Mrs. Frank Oxley and Mrs. Earl D. Pack of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 27, 1934

YORK, Charles Clinton
Charles Clinton York, infant son of Andrew and Hazel Skaggs York, passed away at their home at Hightown, VA, last Thursday. The child was 18 days old. Interment was made there. The York family moved from Louisa to Hightown last year. Dr. and Mrs. L. H. York of Louisa are great grandparents of the child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 6, 1934

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ADKINS, Elmer V.
Elmer V. Adkins, 74, died April 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Swann of Salt Rock. Surviving besides the daughter are 4 brothers, Enoch and F. H. Adkins of Huntington, Hardy Adkins of Branchland, Scott Adkins of East Lynn, a sister, Mrs. Adeline May of Logan; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paris Adkins a the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and burial was in the Springhill Cemetery. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

ADKINS, George
George Adkins was drowned in the turn hole at the mouth of Hammond Creek in the Big Sandy River, May the 7th. He was an honor student in his first semester of Junior work at the H. P. Meade Memorial High School at Williamsport, KY. He leaves his parents, 6 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

ARTHUR, Elizabeth M.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Arthur, age 79, died at Catlettsburg at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Lambert on Apr 27. She was born near Chillicothe, OH and went to Boyd County in 1867 where she married Alvin Arthur who preceded her in death about a year ago. She was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom survive, J. D. of Whites Creek, Oliver of Catlettsburg, D. E. of Ashland, ? A. of Ashville, OH, Richard of Ashland, Mrs. Joseph Damron and Mrs. William Lambert of Catlettsburg. She was converted and became a member of the Methodist Protestant Church 52 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Park Avenue Baptist Church  by Rev. H. L. Shumway and interment was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, April 29th. The funeral was attended by several hundred persons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 11, 193

BARRETT, Robert L.
Robert L. Barrett, 74, a retired grocery store man and a resident of Ashland practically all of his life, died at his home in Ashland Friday night. He had been in poor health since last September. Mr. Barrett was born in Lawrence County May 16, 1860. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Jeanette B. Barrett, 7 children, Oliver, Robert T., Scott and Jack H. Barrett, Mrs. Marjorie Caudill, Mrs. Grace B. Howard, and Mrs. R. N. MaComb all of Ashland and 4 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Trinity Chapel, near Glenwood, near Lawrence County, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial followed in the old Barrett Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

BLAIR, G. W.
Funeral services of Judge G. W. Blair, Eastern Kentucky pioneer and widely known Rowan County citizen, who passed away at an Ashland hospital after a prolonged illness, were held in the Morehead Christian Church, Thursday, with Rev. G.H. Fern, officiating, assisted by Rev. B. H. Kazee, Rev. T. F. Lyons, and Rev. H. L. Moore, Judge Blair was 75 years old. He was originally from Morgan County and organized the first bank at West Liberty, now the Commercial Bank, of which he was vice president and a director. For 40 years  he served as real estate agent for the Clearfield Lumber Company, then one of the largest plants of its kind in state. He was once nominated on the Republican ticket for Congress from the Ninth Congressional district. Judge Blair was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Christian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

BROWN, Susan
Mrs. Susan Brown, born Oct 10, 1852, departed this life May 19, 134. She was born in Floyd County but had lived the past 40 years of her life in Olive Hill and vicinity. Mrs. Brown had lived a consistent Christian life. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Ben Davis, of Olive Hill, Mrs. Roxie Qualls of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

BURCHETT, Otis
Otis Burchett, veteran of the World War, and one of the county’s best citizens, succumbed Tuesday in the Veterans hospital, Chicago, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks. His death was caused by a tumor in his throat. Mr. Burchett, about 40 years old, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wes Burchett. Surviving are his widow, one child and the following brothers and sisters: Glen and John West Burchett, of Woods, Bill of German, Jeff Burchett, Emma, Mrs. P. H. Allen, Mrs. J. H. Howard, and Miss Welzna Burchett of Prestonsburg. The body arrived from Chicago Thursday and was taken to the Burchett home on Cow Creek, where funeral rites were conducted Friday with Floyd Post, American Legion, according the honors of a military funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

CAUDILL, Corena Jane
Greenup, KY—Running with out stretched arms into the highway to greet her father whom she saw approaching their home, 3 year old Corena Jane Caudill was struck and killed by a truck driven by George McCaulley, Greenup coal dealer, shortly after 5 o’clock Wednesday. Horrified when he saw the child dart in front of the truck, the father rushed forward and gathered the crushed form in his arms. The child died within a few seconds in the father’s arms. The accident occurred at Three Mile, near Greenup, in front of the farm home of the Caudills. McCauley, who with E Hoffman, was returning to Greenup from a trip thought the county, was cleared of blame in the child’s death by dr. H. H. Holbrook, coroner, who conducted an inquest. The Caudill family moved to Three Mile last week from Ashland. The father was formerly employed as a barber. Besides the parents, a brother and sister and 2 half sisters survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

COX, Amanda Frances (France)
Mrs. Amanda Frances Cox, 43, passed away at her home on Lick Creek about 7 miles from Louisa Wednesday night, May 16, after an illness of one week. Funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment in the Cox Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. She was a daughter of Andy and Hester Thompson France and the wife of Burwell Cox, who survives her. Also surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Lys Roberts,  Mrs. Gould Muncy, Miss Charlotte Reynolds and Miss Vivian Corinne Cox, 3 sons, Cleveland Edward Cox, Lawrence Irvin Cox, and Homer Kennith Cox. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

CRACE, Alice (Minix)
Mrs. Alice Minix Crace, 42 years old wife of Will Crace, dropped dead Friday at her home at Salyersville. Her death was caused by a heart attack. Mrs. Crace was the mother of 8 children. She was a sister of Hobart Minix and a sister in law of Mrs. Florence Craft, of this place. She was a native of Abbott Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

DAVIS, Mrs. Lee
Death of Mrs. Lee Davis, of Mingo, which occurred at the hospital Wednesday night. She was born and raised on Toms Creek. She is a member of the United Baptist Church for 37 years. The body was taken to Mingo, and was buried Friday in the Daniel Cemetery. She is survived by 2 sons, Willie Davis, of Mingo and Ernie Davis of Thealka, and 5 brothers, Julius Daniels of Paintsville and Burns, Tom John, and Warren Daniel of Mingo and one sister, Mrs. John E. Preston of Mingo, Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

FIELDS, Mrs. J. E.
Mrs. J. E. Fields, 84, died at Hitchins at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Blankenship. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Pope, of Normal, 2 sons, William Fields of Ashland and J. W. Fields of Hitchins and a brother, George Savage of Birmingham, AL. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

FRAZIER, Steve
Steve Frazier, 28, of Potter died at his home Friday morning after an illness of 4 weeks. He was born in Lawrence County Apr 11, 1906 a son of M. K. and Elizabeth Frazier. His mother died 20 years ago. He is survived by his father, M. K. Frazier, of Zelda, his wife, Mrs. Cleo Frazier and 2 children, Robert Stevie, 6, and Tennie Mae, 4, one brother, Garrett Frazier, Seattle, WA and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lummie Adams, Hulette, and Opal Frazier of Zelda. He was a good man and liked by all who knew him. He was converted a few hours before death came and his last statement was, “the Lord has just now come I am going home to meet mother and sister.” Funeral services were held at Buchanan Chapel Saturday morning with Bro. Forest Burke of Portsmouth, OH officiating. Interment was made in the Buchanan Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

GIBSON, Billy Ann
Efforts of a 19 month old babe to recover a trinket with which it was playing resulted in its death. The child, Billy Ann, daughter of Myrtle Gibson, drowned in a churn of water. The tot was playing in the yard at the home of an aunt on Abbott Creek. Its disappearance was noted several minutes later and a frantic search at length ended in it discovery in the churn, which contained 8 gallons of water. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

HALE, George Wilson
George Wilson Hale, 71 years old, former police judge of Louisa for 10 years, passed away suddenly at his home on Pocahontas Street Wednesday. While it was generally known that Judge Hale had been in declining health for the past 4 years, his friends were not prepared for the sad news of his passing. A son of the late William Henderson and Julia Ann Bowe Hale, Judge Hale had spent practically all his life here. For many years he was C & O telegraph operator. He established the Louisa School of Telegraphy which he conducted for 20 years. Since January 1st he had been employed as a home visitor for the local Emergency Relief Committee and worked a part of this week. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at the M. E. Church, of which he had been a member for 40 years, with Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating. Interment will be made in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Louretta Mellon Hale, one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Hinkle, Louisa, 3 sons, W. H. Hale of Ashland, J. W. Hale, Louisa and M. W. Hale, Detroit and 2 brothers, M. F. Hale, Louisa, and Bascom Hale, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 11, 1934

HUFF, Abel
Abel Huff, 67, a farmer residing on Brush Creek near Naples, KY, died at his home Apr 30 following an illness of pneumonia. Surviving is the widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. Sallie Sark and Mrs. Julia Castle, and Misses Emma and Ella Huff, 4 sons, Allen Huff of Naples, Arthur and Daniel Huff of Twin Branch, WV and Robert Huff at home, and a brother William Huff of Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 11, 1934

JORDAN, Wesley
Wesley Jordan, 62, well known and highly respected citizen and cattle dealer of this county died at his home in Louisa Monday evening after an illness of 3 years. Mr. Jordan moved to this city about 20 years ago. For a number of years he conducted a grocery store and meat market here. Funeral services were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiating. The body was taken to his former home at Tuscola for burial under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Bevins of Louisa, one son Oral Jordan, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Portsmouth, OH, and 3 brothers, Marion Jordan, and James Jordan of Tuscola and Orville Jordan of Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

LEWIS, Hurston
Hurston Lewis, 65 years old, county surveyor of Wayne County, died at his home near East Lynn Saturday following a lingering illness. Mr. Lewis, who had been in failing health for the past 2 years, was a lifelong resident of Wayne County, and served several terms as county surveyor. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 5 years and was affiliated with the I.O.O.F. Mr. Lewis was married twice, his first wife, being Virginia Mills Lewis, two children by this union survive. They are Roy Lewis, a clerk in the West Huntington post office, and Claude Lewis of Lavalette. His second wife, Laura Belle Lewis, and 8 children by this marriage survive. They are 5 boys, Clyde and Oscar of Huntington and Milton, John and Charles at home, 3 daughters, Flossie, Margaret and Bessie at home; a brother, K. B. Lewis of Huntington and 2 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Osborn of Wayne and Louisiana Lewis of East Lynn, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

LEWIS, Ray
West Liberty, KY Apr 30—Ray Lewis, 20, son of Jim Frank Lewis, was shot and killed on Pleasant Run, 8 miles north of here, Sunday officers of Morgan County are seeking Glanville Howard, 65, as his slayer. The shooting occurred near Howard and called out. Sanford Whitt, who was visiting there, to talk to him about a debt. Feeling is said to have been strong between Lewis and Howard and the latter ordered him to leave. Whitt and Lewis left and went up Pleasant Run, Howard then is said to have gone to put his horse in the pasture and to have taken his shotgun along. The dispute was renewed and the fatal shooting occurred Lewis died instantly. Howard, who is married and her a family, so far has eluded officers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

MARTIN, Grover C.
Grover C. Martin, 42 years old, well known Floyd County farmer, died at his home on Abbott Creek, near Cliff, Friday after an illness of 3 months from a complication of diseases. Mr. Martin was a son of the late Joel C. Martin, former Floyd County jailer, and of the late Mrs. Minnie Martin. During his father’s term of office, he served as deputy jailer. He spent 2 years in the study of medicine at the College of Medicine University of Louisville. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Wallen Martin and 4 children, Grace Evelyn, C. B., Norsie Alice and Bernard Porter Martin. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. C. B. Wheeler of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Nell King of Huntington, WV. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wheeler, from which funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

MEADE, Walter
Walter Meade, of Radnor, about 40 years old, was shot and killed near Radnor lat Wednesday evening about 8 o’clock, following a dispute with Curtis Napier regarding a hog pen. A warrant has been issued for Napier who left the scene soon after the shooting, county officers say. He has not been apprehended early this week. Oscar Allen, chief field deputy sheriff, who investigated the killing, stated that eye witnesses said that Napier wielded the pistol which snuffed out the life of Meade, and that the dispute over the hop pen was short and snappy, the evidence pointed to the fact that few words were exchanged before Napier drew a pistol and fired. The bullet struck Meade in the region of the heart. Dr. Glenn Johnson of the town of Wayne, was summoned but Meade was dead when the physician arrived. Dr. Johnson said the man probably lived 3 minutes after being shot. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

MILLER, Dora Belle
Mrs. Dora Belle Miller, 57, wife of George M. Miller, passed away at her home on route 2, Friday afternoon, May 4 after an illness of 2 weeks of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home with Rev. D. M. Sammons officiating. She had been a member of the U. S. Baptist Church for 10 years. Besides her husband, 7 daughters and 2 sons survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 11, 1934

MOORE, Glen
Glen Moore, 25 years old, youngest son of Ex-Sheriff and Mrs. Kendall Moore of Eastern, was fatally injured Sunday when a pulley on an engine of the Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company compressor station on Turkey Creek burst to pieces. governor of the engine failed to function and the engine ran away, and the pulley flew into pieces as Mr. Moore moved to stop the machinery. A piece of steel almost severed his left arm and struck him in his side, causing internal injuries which caused his death Sunday midnight at the hospital, Pikeville. The victim was one of Floyd County’s finest young men. He was graduated from Maytown High school in 1928 and later attended the Morehead State Normal. He was married Dec 13, 1931 to Miss Stella Hall, of Johns Fork, who with her year old daughter survives. He also leaves his parents, 3 brothers and one sister. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

PECK, Owen D.
The following is from a Kalama, WA newspaper: Funeral services were held for Owen D. Peck in the Kalama Methodist Church, Friday, Apr 27, 1934, at 2 p.m. Mr. Peck was born near Louisa, KY, Jun 10, 1852. He was united in marriage with Hester Roberts, May 24, 1877. Theirs had been a long, happy Christian marriage life. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 7 years ago this summer, all their children being present for the occasion. They came to Kalama May 1, 1892 and have lived here continuously since. In early life Mr. Peck devoted part of his time to active Christian service, exercising his gifts and calling with considerable success as a local preacher in the Methodist Church. Later he ceased preaching and devoted his time to business pursuits. He enjoyed a long life of unusually good health and rugged strength scarcely knowing illness until stricken a few weeks ago. His summons came quietly Wednesday morning Apr 25. His age was 81 years 10 months 15 days. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hester Peck, by 3 children, Mr. Ben Peck of Rockaway, OR, Mrs. May Markley of Laramie, WY and Mrs. Elizabeth Schuninman of Cheyenne, WY, by 2 grandchildren, Warren, son of Ben Peck and Carol Jean, daughter of Mrs. Schuninman. Also a brother, Mr. William F. Peck, of Hannibal, MO and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Roberts of Kalama and Mrs. Cordia Lunsford of Centralia, WA. He was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Many friends of long years were in attendance at this funeral and participated in his interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

PRICHARD, Lon M.
Catlettsburg—The body of Dr. Lon M. Prichard, 61, one of Boyd County’s prominent physicians, was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the cemetery on the Charles Prichard farm following beautiful funeral service conducted from the residence. Revv. William Duncan of Ashland, Rev. Arden P. Keyser, of Catlettsburg, and the Catlettsburg male quartette composed of Messers Mahood, Carmack, Strait and Chatfield, participated in the services a the home. Members of the Masonic lodge, attended the funeral in a body and formed an escort to the grave where they conducted their burial rites. A group of Ashland and Catlettsburg physicians acted as honorary pallbearers.

ROSS, Mrs. Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Garrett Ross, 21, were held Sunday from the Missionary Baptist Church in Hampton City, Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor of the church officiated, with burial in the Ross family cemetery at Mt. Zion, Lawrence County. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Donald Edward and Paul Kenneth, both at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Jackson, OH, one brother, Ora Anderson of Jackson and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nelda Liederman and Miss Onda Anderson, both of Jackson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

ROWE, Mollie (Coleman)
Pikeville, KY, May 21—Mrs. Mollie Coleman Rowe, 30 years old, of Greasy Creek, died a the Methodist Hospital here of lockjaw which resulted from an injury to an ankle received when she fell on a rusty nail projecting from steps at her home. She is survived by her husband, Huffman Rowe and 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

SHANNON, Clara
Mrs. Clara Shannon, 59 years old, a life long resident of Wayne County, died Thursday morning at her home at Prichard. Mrs. Shannon had been ill for the past several months. She is survived by the husband, William Shannon of Prichard, 3 daughters, Mrs. Flora Beuchler and Mrs. Clyde Thompson of Youngstown, OH, Mrs. Mearl Dorsey of Kenova, 4 sons, Major Shannon of Youngstown, OH, Charles Shannon of Detroit, Virgil Shannon of Huntington, and Stanley at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Davis of Huntington, Mrs. William Huff of Prichard, 2 brothers, Allen and John Wilson of Coleman, WV also 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

STEPHENS, William Tolbert
Funeral services for William Tolbert Stephens, 22, of near Wayne who died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital of injuries received when his automobile left the road and plunged into a ditch on the Wayne Huntington road near Wilson Creek, early Thursday morning, were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon. Burial in the family cemetery near Wayne. A brother, Lemuel Stephens of near Logan, is in serious condition at a Logan hospital suffering from a bullet wound in the neck. The brother was shot by a negro after he had been called to the door of his home. The negro is still at large. Young Stephens is survived by the brother and the parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Tolbert Stephens, with whom he resided. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 4, 1934

STEVENS, Lemuel
Lemuel Stevens, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Stevens of East Lynn to die within the past few days, passed away last Friday night, in a Logan hospital. Death waas caused by a bullet in the neck. He was shot at Kistler in Logan County several days before his death. The other son to die recently was Tolbert, Jr., 23, who was fatally injured when his automobile left the road and plunged into a ditch at Wilson Creek. A cousin and companion, Andrew Crockett, of Little Lynn, escaped with minor injuries. Tolbert Stevens was taken to a hospital where he succumbed. Lemuel Stevens, who died Friday, was 25 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

STEWART, Emma (French)
Mrs. Emma French Stewart, 82, wife of Joe Stewart, died in Ashland following a long illness. Mrs. Stewart was born Dec 15, 1859, on East Fork, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John French. She was united in marriage to Joseph Stewart of Lawrence County, Of 7 children all except the eldest, Joseph Shelby Stewart, survive their mother. He died about 5 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves 6 children, Mrs. Clint Dillon of Columbus, OH, Mrs. P. H. Stafford of Paintsville, Mrs. Charles Gilley, Mrs. P. O. Lallance, J.D. Stewart and Asa Stewart of Ashland. She joined the Methodist Church when 14 years of age and always lived faithful to her belief. Though a shut in for a number of years, she always enjoyed visits from a large circle of friends. Three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Curnutt of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Beatrice  Billups of Ceredo, WV, and Mrs. Cora Compton of Hulette, KY and 2 brothers, Tom French of Vessie, KY and Jim French of Portsmouth, OH, survive. Funeral service was conducted from the home Saturday. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Rev. Crowell officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

THOMPSON, Corilda (Burgess)
Impressive funeral service for Mrs. Corilda Burgess Thompson, was held on Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Willie Burgess on Lock Avenue in Louisa. The Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiated. Interment followed in the family cemetery about 8 miles from Louisa under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Thompson’s death occurred on Saturday evening in a hospital in Lexington and the body was brought to Louisa Sunday. She was the daughter of T. Jeff Burgess and Mrs. Corilda Garred Burgess, members of two of the county’s oldest and most prominent families and was reared near Louisa. She was a woman of unusual personal charm and in her youth was adjudged the most beautiful young lady in the county. She was beloved by all her acquaintances being blessed with a bright and genial manner. After her marriage to Dr. Z. A. Thompson, she resided in Tennessee for some time, later moving to Pikeville, KY. Dr. Thompson died recently and a son, Tom Jeff, passed away in the influenza epidemic, a few years ago. Surviving is one son, Burgess Thompson, of Lynch, KY. Also, 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Willie Burgess of Louisa, Mrs. Charles B. Davis, Greensboro, AL, M. L. Burgess and T. Jeff Burgess, Louisa. Active pallbearers were Ira W. See, John G. Burns, W. A. cheek, K. C. Elswick, Andy Shannon, Roy Muncy, Honorary, Tom Burgess, G. R. Vinson, R.C. McClure, Augustus Snyder, C. J. Carey, Charles W. Carey, M. F. Conley, Rice McClure, L. S. Hayes, T. S. Thompson, A. O. Charter, W. E. Queen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 11, 1934

THOMPSON, John H.
Impressive funeral rites for John H. Thompson, 81, former county judge and retired farmer of this county, were held Sunday afternoon from the home on Horseford Creek, near Potter. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home under the direction of H. H. Curtright, funeral director. He had been a member of Christian Church many years. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. C. Peugh of Ashland. Judge Thompson died early Friday morning after an illness of more than a year. He was a son of the late Dave and Elizabeth Loar Thompson. He was born in this county and had spent practically all his life here. He was elected county judge in 1897 and served 4 years. He is survived by his faithful wife, Mrs. Rachael Ruggles Thompson, who has been in ill health for several weeks, one son, Robert A. Thompson, merchant and postmaster at Potter; 3 daughters, Mrs. Albert Elkins of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. P. A. McDaniels of Clifton Forge, VA and Mrs. Hobert Sampson of Pittsburgh, PA and one brother, Dave Thompson of Potter. Active pallbearers were his nephews. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

TRIMBLE, Solon
Solon Trimble, age 25, a resident of Paintsville, died at the Paintsville Hospital Friday May 11 after a short illness from double pneumonia.  Mr. Trimble had been an employee of the Sandy Valley Grocery Co. for the past 9 years and was a valued employee of the company.  At the time of his death he was office salesman of the company for the Ashland branch. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 13, at the old Williams cemetery and home on Colvin Branch in charge of Rev. Lonza Reed and Rev. Dennis Williams. He is survived by his widow, His father and mother and three brothers, Bruce, Wannie and Conn Trimble, all of Paintsville.. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

VARNEY, Morris
Morris, 8 years old, son of J. W. Varney of Crum, was instantly killed when struck by an automobile driven by John Pannell, of Echo, Saturday afternoon about 4 o’clock. The accident occurred about half a mile above Crum on U. S. Route 52. Allen said the child, instead of walking  around a wagon to the right, walked out into he highway to his left and made it impossible for Pannell to miss him. Pannell is owner of a gasoline station and store at Echo. In attempting to avoid striking the child Pannell wrecked his machine and sustained a fractured leg. He was taken to the Rife-Ferguson clinic in Kenova for treatment. Raymond Pelfrey, riding with Pannell at the time of the accident, sustained minor injuries. The child is survived by the parents, one sister, Opal, 2 brothers, Clayton and David, and 2 half sisters, Blanche and Josie Varney all at home. Burial was made in the Varney cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1934

WRIGHT, Lettie
The body of Mrs. Lettie Wright who died at the home of her son, Dr. J. F. Wright in Russell, was taken to Seco, Kym where funeral service was conducted at the M. E. Church, South, last Sunday. Interment was at Thornton, Letcher County. Mrs. Wright was 82 years of age. Dr. Wright lived in Louisa a while before locating in Russell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

YORK, Augusta (Dills)
Pikeville, KY, May 13—Mrs. Augusta Dills York, 84 years old, member of one of the city’s pioneer families, died at her home here this morning. She was a daughter of the late Col. John A. Dills, who played an important role in the development of this section. She received her education in the local schools and at Steubenville, OH. Her husband, James M. York, an attorney and former Judge of Pike County died here 4 years ago. She is survived by a son and four daughters, all living here. She is survived also by a brother, John A. Dills of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 18, 1934

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ADKINS, Jesse
Jesse Adkins, 77, died at his home near Yatesville Thursday of last week. He was a brother of the late Jonah Adkins, recluse of Twin Branch, who was murdered in his home about 3 years ago. Funeral services was held from the home Friday afternoon and interment was made in the family cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

ALLEN, George
George Allen, 33, a son of David Allen, formerly of Floyd County, was shot and instantly killed Sunday night, Jun 10 at Princess, Boyd County by John Lusk, 78, a special deputy sheriff, who was said to have attempted to arrest Allen. Lusk is in the hospital, Ashland, critically wounded by a bullet said to have been fired from Allen’s revolver. According to a newspaper report, Allen was said to have been creating a disturbance at a store at Princess and that Lusk was summoned to eight arrest him or restore order. Witnesses are quoted as saying that he refused to heed the officer’s warning and opened fire, one bullet striking the deputy in his pelvis. Meanwhile, Lusk had knocked Allen down,, Lusk fired 2 shots, one of which stuck the other, killing him instantly. Surviving him are his widow and 4 children, his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sarah Hicks, Hueysville, Mrs. Elizabeth Laferty, Langley, William Allen, Hippo, Thomas Allen, Ashland, Marion Allen, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Catherine Murphy, Grayson, Mrs. Zella Rowe,, Ashland, John Allen of Pirncess, Mrs. Bennie Hicks, Hippo. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Allen hoe at Princess and burial near Palm Grove. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

ARNETT, Green
Striking his head on a nail while at work in the barn at his home on Middle Creek in Floyd County, a month ago, was fatal to Green Arnett, 86, who died a the home of his son in law, Mack Edmonds, on Chloe Creek, near here Thursday. Mr. Arnett became ill on May 2, a short time after the accident, and was removed to the home of his son in law, on Chole Creek, where he could have the services of a physician 6 days later. Infection, however, had developed when he was brought here. Mr. Arnett was well known in the Middle Creek community of Floyd County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Susanna Arnett. The body was removed to the family home on Middle Creek and funeral rites and burial took place Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

BLAIR, Nan
Mrs. Nan Blair, 89, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Conley at Hager Hill, May 27, from infirmities due to advance age. She was the widow of the late Ned Blair and the daughter of William Morton, pioneer in this section. She was the last member of the Morton family all of whom lived to a ripe old age. Funeral services were held Monday at Hager Hill, and was attended by a large number of neighbors an relatives.  The body was laid to rest in the Blair Cemetery at Hager Hill. She is survived by four children as follows:  Two sons, Frank and Charlie Blair of Hager Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Conley and Mrs. Rosa Blair of Denver. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

BOGGS, Artis (Holbrook)
Artie M., daughter of Ralph William and Sarah P. Holbrook, was born near Flat Gap, KY, Oct 12, 1851, and departed this life at her home near West Jefferson, OH, Saturday evening, May 12, 1934, at the age of 82 years, and 7 months. In the year 1869 she was united in marriage to Elijah Boggs. To this union was born 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls. One son, Oshie Lee and one daughter, Ollie, and the husband preceded her in death. She laves to mourn her loss 8 children, Mrs. Tommy Trusty, Wakefield, OH, William, of South Charleston, Ossie of Wilson Corners, Mrs. Willard Moore of Catawba, Nelson of Columbus, James and Wiek of West Jefferson, and John at home. Also 28 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Two brothers, John and Ralph Holbrook, one sister, Nan Holbrook, all of Basdon, OR. She was a great lover of home and always enjoyed having all her children at home with her. Very early in life she united with the United Baptist Church at Blaine, KY and remained a member till her death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

BOLT, Frank
Frank Bolt, 23, son of Green and Lora Stewart Bolt, of D. F. D. No. 1, Rush, KY, died Thursday night at the Kings Daughters Hospital, Ashland of injuries sustained when struck by a C & O train at Kilgore, KY, Wednesday. He resided with his parents on their farm on Bolts Fork. His car, in which he was riding alone, was struck by C & O passenger train No.22 Wednesday night. He was picked up and taken to Ashland on the train, but his injuries were of such a critical nature that his life was despaired of from the first. Mr. Bolt was well known in the community where he lived and his unfortunate accident and death have come as a great shock to his many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Masonic Hall at Bolts Fork Sunday afternoon with Rev. William Duncan officiating. Interment followed in the Bolts Fork cemetery. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers, William David of Rush, and Allen Sanford, Rupert Claston and Ottis, Jr.  all at home; 5 sisters, Mary Elizabeth, Myrtle Frances, Lova May, Lillian Louise and Virginia Lee Bolt at home; and his grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Frances Stewart of Estep. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

BRANHAM, Marvin
Marvin Branham, 19, was fatally shot and Hassell Martin, 21, was wounded through the hand and hip in an altercation at Virgie late Saturday night. Branham died at the hospital here Sunday night from a pistol wound thought the stomach. Martin, his cousin, was also treated at the hospital but is scheduled to be released today when he will face a charge of murder. Definite details fo the shooting could not be learned but relatives of the 2 youths stated they were drinking. Branham was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Branham of Penny. His father died a year ago. Two of his half brothers, have been killed in shootings. Besides his mother, Branham is survived by one brother, Isaac Branham and one sister, Miss Mella Branham, both of Penny. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

BURTON, Mary Helen (Ward)
Mrs. Mary Helen Ward Burton, 46 years old, wife of Thomas Burton, of Tram, succumbed Sunday to cancer from which she had suffered for months. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Martha Ward. Mrs. Burton had been a devout member of the Freewill Baptist since she was 14 years old. Surviving are her husband and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Alice Caudill, Auxier, Mrs. Oma Blevins, Tram, Bernard Burton, Ivel, Mrs. Emma Blevins, Ashland, Mrs. Clara Belle Williams, Broadbottom, Misses Irene and Maggie Burton, Ivel, one brother Joe Ward of Boons Camp, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

CALDWELL, James A.
James A. Caldwell, age 58, passed away at his home in Columbus, OH Thursday morning. He had been confined to his bed since last October. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry C. Caldwell, his father having passed away in 1925. Mrs. Alvertta Caldwell, his mother, still lives. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nora Caldwell, who was reared on Bolts Fork; 5 brothers and 3 sisters, John of Grayson, Will of Rush, Charley of Estill, Allen and Ernest of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Minnie Leslie of Estill, Mrs. Mag Waddell of Willard and Mrs. Fannie White of Ashland; his children, Mrs. Ethel Cooper, Mrs. Lula Holbrook, Milton Caldwell and Laura, Edward and C. Franklin Caldwell at home and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Grassland Church at Mavity Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

CAUDILL, Emanuel
Emanuel Caudill, 45 years old, was found dead on the porch at the home of his brother, Granville Caudill, at Wheelwright Monday morning. He had been suffering with heart disease for a long time but his condition was not considered serious. He is survived by 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

COPLEY, Audra Mae
Audra Mae Copley, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennie Copley of Webb, WV passed away at a local hospital Friday morning after an illness of 6 days. She was brought to the hospital Wednesday evening suffering with acute ruptured appendix. An emergency operation was performed that evening. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the cemetery near the home with Rev. Tom Salmons officiating. Interment was made under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving besides the parents are 3 sisters, Gracie, Irene and Claudie and 3 brothers, Glen, Edward and Clyde. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

COX, Freddie
The burial of Freddie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Cox, of Louisa took place Saturday in the Cox Cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

DEROSSETT, Sol
Sol Derossett, 68, died at his home on Spurlock fork of Middle Creek Monday, after a long illness. Mr. Derossett was a well known farmer. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. The body was brought to the home of Mrs. Jane Nelson, Town Branch, a daughter of the deceased, and from there was taken to the church at the forks of Bull Creek, where last rites were conducted Tuesday. Surviving Mr. Derossett are 6 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Bessie Baisden, Mrs. Callie Skeans of Spurlock, Mrs. Jane Nelson, Prestonsburg, Miss Nancy Derossett, Dock, Mrs. Frances Sawyer, Drift, Miss Anna Derosssett, Naugatuck, WV, J. B. Derossett, Greenup County, and Tate Derossett of Little Paint and Jeff Derossett, of Bull Creek are brothers and sisters of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

DUNCAN, John M.
John M. Duncan, 75, a prominent citizen of Paintsville, died at this home Thursday morning from a heart attack. He had been in poor health for several months, but his death came unexpectedly. Mr. Duncan was an associate of the late John C. C. Mayo in the development of the coal fields in the Big Sandy Valley. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Crum and Mrs. Alma Wallace and one son, Scott Duncan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

FERGUSON, Fannie P.
Mrs. Fannie P. Ferguson, 62 years old, wife of Lucian B. Ferguson, died at her home at Ferguson, Wayne County, WV, at noon Sunday following an illness of 4 weeks. Mrs. Ferguson was the mother of Judge Charles W. Ferguson of the Wayne County circuit court, Dr. Samuel J. Ferguson, Milton J. Ferguson, attorney at law and member of the house of delegates, Wallace Ferguson and Joseph M. Ferguson, all of Wayne County. She also leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Alexander of Estill, KY and Mrs. Lillian Steffey of Hamlin, WV and one foster son, Eldon Ferguson. The daughter of Samuel J. Ferguson and Louisa Ratcliff Ferguson, she was born at Ferguson, Sep 16, 1872. At the age of 18 she married Lucian B. Ferguson. As a girl of 15, she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to which she was thereafter devoted and active I the work until her last illness. Mrs. Ferguson suffered a heart attack 4 weeks ago. Subsequently pneumonia developed. She resisted the disease successfully and seemed on the road to recovery when new complications brought a recurrent heart attack. Members of the family were called to the bedside Saturday. Besides her husband and children, she leave 5 grandchildren. Also 7 brothers and sisters: Mrs. Victoria Vinson and James M. Ferguson of Ferguson, Mrs. Belle Wright of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Virginia Vinson of Louisa, Mrs. Georgia A. Dillon of Holden, MO, Mrs. J.C. Ferguson of Lavalette and Mrs. Mollie Lambert of Kenova. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wayne M. E. Church, South, with Dr. R. T. Webb, of Pikeville and Rev G. H. Farmer, pastor, officiating. Interment in the family cemetery at Elmwood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

FERRELL, Rabourn Dean
In memory of our darling baby, Rabourn Dean Ferrell, who left us on May 24, 1934 at the tender age of 7  weeks, a victim of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

FISHER, Mrs. William
Mrs. William Fisher died last Sunday at her home near Louisa after an illness of more than 2 years. She is survived by her husband, one son and a daughter. Another son died a few years ago. She was a native of Magoffin County and had lived here many years. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett and interment took place in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

FOX, Dolly
Dolly Fox, colored, 39, was found dead in bed at her home in Columbus, OH, on May 31. She was the daughter of Noah and Margaret Collins of Louisa. The body was brought to their home here where funeral service was conducted Saturday by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Interment was in the colored cemetery at Fort Gay, WV under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving besides her husband, Willie Fox, of Columbus, and the parents are 6 sisters and a half sister and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

GUNNELL, H. R.
H. R. (Reed) Gunnell, 74, well known Floyd County farmer, was instantly killed Wednesday evening on the Mayo Trail, near his home 6 miles above here, when struck by an automobile driven by Milton Tackett of Pikeville. The aged man’s neck was broken, his head crushed and both legs broken. He and his 11 year old grandson, James Oliver Guunnell, were walking up the right side of the highway, a short distance above Smith’s Service Station, after finishing milking near the Gunnell home. The boy crossed to the other side of the Trial and his grandfather started to cross after him when the automobile neared. The car, it is said, was driven toward the left side of the road, then was cut back toward the right as the driver sought to pass Mr. Gunnell. The aged man turned at that instant back to the right side of the road and was struck. The auto waas not stopped until it struck a headwall several yards above the scene of the tragedy. Tackett, a cousin of former County Attorney Joe P. Tackett, of Prestonsburg, was place under $2,000 bond upon his returned here shortly after the tragedy took place. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lee Layne Gunnell, 3 sons and one daughter, James, John and Jake Gunnell and Mrs. L. C. Leslie, all of Emma. One brother, A. J. Gunnell, of Banner, survives. Funeral rites were conducted Friday at the graveside in the Layne Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

HALE, Lucretia (Mellon)
Mrs. Lucretia Mellon Hale passed away at her home in Louisa last Saturday evening her death following an illness of 6 months. She was the widow of Judge George W. Hale whose death occurred only 5 weeks previous to hers. Mrs. Hale was 55 years of age the daughter of W. T. Mellon, deceased, and Mrs. Minerva Hamilton Mellon. She was reared in Prestonsburg and had lived in Louisa since her marriage. For many years she had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by her pastor, the Rev. J.W. Worthington, at the church, attended by a large gathering of friends. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Minerva Mellon, of Ashland, 3 sons, W. H. Hale of Ashland, James Hale of Louisa, Mont Hale of Detroit, MI, one daughter, Mrs. John Hinkle of Louisa, 3 brothers, W.T. Mellon, Prestonsburg, Henry Mellon, Greenup and John Mellon, who lives in Indiana. Mrs. Hale was a most excellent woman and will be greatly missed by neighbors and friends.. Pallbearers were : Honorary: R. D. Hinkle, Chesley Lycan, K. C. Elswick, John Burns, H. J. Calloway, O. C. Atkins, Dr. J. W. McNabb, E. E. Shannon, R. C. McClure, John Hayes, J. O. Marcum and Newman Marcum: active; H. H. See, Millard and Milt Bradley, Earl Hale and Beverly Mellon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

HAY, John James
John James Hay, 77, passed away at the home of his son, Henry Hay, in Louisa Sunday evening at 6:30 after an illness of one year. His home was at Mazie, this county. He had been here for medical treatment several weeks. The body was taken to the Hay Cemetery, 6 miles above Blaine, where funeral service and burial was conducted Monday afternoon. Mr. Hay had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife,, Sarah Segraves Hay, of Mazie, 3 daughters and 7 sons, Mrs. George Hay of Hitchins, Mrs. Herman Rose, Blaine, Miss Dicie Hay of Louisa, Oscar Hay of Martha, Haden of Blaine, Ballard of Portsmouth, OH, Hardy and Asa, Mazie, Henry of Louisa, and Richard who lived in Ohio. Also a brother, William Henry Hay of Mazie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

HOBSON, J. P.
Frankfort, KY—Judge John Peyton Hobson, protégé of Gen. Robert E. Lee, and for 26 years a member of Kentucky’s highest court, died at his hoe here Sunday morning. He was 83 years old and had been ill about 2 weeks of a heart ailment complicated by the infirmities of his years. Judge Hobson was a native of Virginia, where in 1870, eh was graduated from Washington College of which General Lee was president. Two of his son are located in the Big Sandy Valley in the practice of law, J. P. Hobson, Jr., is at Pikeville and Joseph at Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

HOWARD, Anna Belle
Miss Anna Belle Howard, one of Prestonsburg’s finest young women, was claimed by  death Wednesday at the Paintsville hospital, her passing being caused by complications resulting in an illness of about 2 months. She was 25 years old. Miss Howard was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Howard, of this place, She had been a member of the Methodist Church since girlhood. She was graduated from Prestonsburg high school in 1928. Surviving her are the bereaved parents, 2 brothers, Henry and Ray Howard, of this place and one sister, Mrs. Norman Dial, Huntington, WV. Funeral rites Saturday afternoon from the M.E. Church, South. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

JACKSON, J. Miller
J. Miller Jackson, 44 years of age, died at his home on the old Piedmont Road, Thursday. He had been ill a little over 4 weeks. Mr. Jackson was cashier of the First National Bank of Kenova fro 1913 to 1929. He is widely known here and in Wayne County. He is survived by his wife, 2 children, J. Miller, Jackson, Jr.,  and Jean, 3 brothers, Stonewall Jackson of Kenova, George Jackson of Westmoreland, and Ralph Jackson of Huntington; 2 sisters, Mrs. Will Harris of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Jennie Bowe of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted at the Vinson Memorial Christian Church in Westmoreland Saturday morning. Rev. W. H. Sheffer, pastor of the Central Christian Church of Huntington and Rev. J. W. Yoho pastor of the Vinson Memorial Church officiating. Interment in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

JOHNSON, Bellville
Bellville Johnson, 74 years old, highly respected citizen of West Williamson, died at his home after  an illness of 2 months. Decedent was a blacksmith by trade and had lived in Williamson for about 20 years. He was born and reared in Pike County. Funeral service were held Sunday and burial followed in the cemetery at Zebulon, KY. Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow, 3 sons and a daughter Wade and Bell Johnson of Williamson, Turner Johnson of Ohio and Miss Rella Johnson of Tazewell Co., VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

JOHNSON, Samp J.
Samp J. Johnson, one of Johnson County's oldest and most prosperous farmers, died at his home at Hager Hill last Wednesday, May 23, in his 92nd year.   He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years.  Mr. Johnson had lived an active life and through industry and thrift had amassed a small fortune and at the time of his death was worth considerable money in lands, notes, and bonds.  He was a son of Martin Johnson and the family was originally from Wise County, Virginia.  He was the last surviving member of a large family of 11 children.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and served in the Confederate army throughout the conflict.  Funeral services were conducted at the Johnson home on Thursday, in charge of Rev. B.F. Craft of Weeter, Ky.  Burial followed in the family cemetery near the home.  Besides his aged widow, Mrs. Martha Johnson, he is survived by five living children, Stonewall and David Johnson of East Point; Bob Johnson, Mrs. Stella Mullens, and Mrs. Ella Johnson, all of Hager Hill.
Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

JOHNSON, Walter
Walter Johnson, 19 year old son of Willard Johnson of Melvin, died Saturday less than 2 hours after 2 bullets fired by Hays Johnson, 50, a distant kinsman passed through his body. The shooting took place in the slayer’s store. Hays Johnson, well known Left Beaver Creek man and a prominent candidate for Magistrate at the August primary, last year, is in the county jail where he was placed a few hours after the shooting. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

LETT, Lafayette
Lafayette Lett, 77, who died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Millard Hensley of Catlettsburg, was buried at Gragston, WV, following funeral services at Kenova Baptist Church with members of the church Bible class, of which he was a member, acting as pallbearers. Mr. Lett was a native of Wayne County. He had resided with his daughter in Catlettsburg for the past 2 years. He and Mrs. Lett celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in January of this year. Surviving in addition to the daughter of the above address, are 2 sons, C. C. Lett of Kenova and H. W. Lett of Burbank, CA;  3 sisters, Mrs. George Kennedy and Mrs. Alvin White of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. tom Lyons of Kokomo, IN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

LYON, Leota (Adkins)
Mrs. Leota Adkins Lyon, wife of Luke Lyon, died at their home near Blaine Wednesday night, the 12th, after an illness of 2 weeks. The funeral will be held at the Christian Church at Blaine Friday. Mr. Lyon was a daughter of Jesse Adkins. She had been a member of the Christian Church for 24 years. Also was a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Opal and Mary Willie, 2 sons, Roy and L. D. all at home. Five sisters, Mrs. John M. Keaton and Mrs. Caskey of West Liberty, Mrs. Boone Keaton, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Martin Fannin in Ohio, Mrs. John Eldredge of Wrigley. Two brothers Jim and Leonard Adkins of Lenox, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

MARCUM, Steven
Steven Marcum, 88 years old, passed away at his home on Rockcastle Wednesday after an illness of 2 months. He is survived by his wife, Arville Whitt Marcum, one daughter, Mrs. Bill Frazier of Clifford, 2 sons, Burch and Willie of Webb, WV and 2 brothers. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon from the home with interment in the Marcum Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

MAY, E. D.
E. D. May, 59, a traveling salesman and a native of Magoffin County died at his home in Paintsville Wednesday night from a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. May was well known throughout this section and a few years ago he was one of the leading educators of Magoffin County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou May, 2 sons, Robert and Wendell May of Paintsville. Burial was made in the Salyersville Cemetery at Salyersville Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

MAYNARD, James
James Maynard, 80, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maggie Elkins at Helsey Friday following an illness of 3 months. Death was attributed to infirmities of old age. Mr. Maynard was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Maynard. He was a member of the Christian Church for a number of years. Surviving Mr. Maynard are 5 sons, Robinson of Helsey, Adrian of Williamson, WV, Richard of Brushy Creek, Allen of Winchester, and Noah of Florida and 2 daughters, Mrs. Jersey Maynard of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Maggie Elkins of Helsey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934’

MCCOY, Maggie Jane
A brief illness with pneumonia, following scalds, claimed the life of Maggie Jane McCoy, 15 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otway McCoy of Joe’s Creek. She died Monday at the home of her grandfather, N. B. McCoy on Peach Orchard here. The child became ill late Friday when she spilled a cup of hot cocoa, the fluid striking her face, neck and chest. The burns were not deep and she was apparently recovering from them when pneumonia developed. She was the only child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

MCDOWELL, James
Cadmus—Sorry to hear of the death of our friend, James McDowell. He was born ner the Horseshoe bend of Big Blaine Creek, 2 miles below Fallsburg on the 17th day of May 1861, the writer was born Apr 5th, 1861 within one mile of that place. We were raised play boys together and lived form one to 6 miles of each other all of our lives until he moved to Ohio 2 years ago where he died and was buried Sunday, May 27. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of an old time friend. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

MCKENZIE, Mrs. Sam
Funeral rites were held Wednesday morning from the home for Mrs. Sam McKenzie, 44, who passed away at her home on Tabors Creek near the Brick Church, Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by the husband and 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

MEADE, Leona
Mrs. Leona Meade, 49, passed away Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Hall of Louisa.  The body was taken to Patrick where she formerly lived and the funeral service was held Monday afternoon, the Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery at Patrick.  She is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Hall of Louisa, Mrs. Lucian Pack, of Job; Freelin Sparks of Beauty, two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Blankenship of Inez and Mrs. Thomas Price of Patrick, and two brothers, Sam and Jed Meade, also of Patrick. Her death followed an illness of three years.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Recie Davis Meade and had been a member of the Baptist Church at Patrick for twenty years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

METZGER, Mrs. Sam
Mrs. Sam Metzger, age 30, died suddenly at the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma Gill, in Huntington, WV, Friday, June 1. Her husband died suddenly from a heart attack in Paintsville last October. Mrs. Metzger was well known in Paintsville and Salyersville where she has many friends. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Teddy Lynn Metzger. Funeral services held at the home Sunday with burial at Point Pleasant, WV. A number of Paintsville and Salyersville relatives attended. Mrs. Metzger was a sister in law of Dr. H. G. Hazelrigg of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

MOLLETTE, Gladys
Miss Gladys Mollette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Mollette of Boons Camp, died May 16. She was a member of a prominent family of Johnson County. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John W. Butcher. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Mollette, four sisters, Miss Grace Mollette, Boons Camp, Ky., Mrs. T.E. Fletcher, Inez, Ky., Mrs. J. Kash Holbrook, Paintsville, and Mrs. Ray Colvin, Thealka, Ky.  Also three brothers, John B. Mollette, Van Lear, Ky., Fred Mollette, Boons Camp, and Burns O. Mollette, Priest River, Idaho. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

MOORE, Mrs. A. L.
Mrs. A. L. Moore, 65, died at 8:30 Monday morning after a lingering illness from a complication of ailments at her home in Kenova. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning in the Kenova Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by the Rev. Mr. Summers, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Herold of Greenup. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery. She is survived by the husband, A. L. Moore: 5 daughters, Mrs. H. S. Evans, Kermit, WV, Mrs. S. E. Bingham, Mrs. J. C. Malcolm, Mrs. L. B. Johnson, and Miss Edna Moore, Kenova, 4 sons, W. C. Moore, E. C. Moore and Don Moore, Kenova and Lee Moore, Baltimore, MD; 3 sisters, Mrs. B. Z. Jordan, Mrs. A. T. Thompson, and Mrs. Johnson, Ledocio; and one half brother, Joseph McKinster, Reno, NV. The husband is better known in Lawrence County as Rev. Anderson L. Moore, highly respected citizen and a local preacher in the M. E. Church, South. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of Harrison McKinster and was an excellent woman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

MOORE, Zora (Daniel)
Mrs. Zora Moore, 28, wife of Milton W. Moore, passed away at her home May 28th on Little Blaine, following an illness of 2 and a half years. She was a daughter of the late Asbury A. Daniels and Rachel Pack Daniels and had been married 8 years. She had been a member of the Holiness Church 11 years. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at the home, Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating and burial was in the Moore Cemetery, She is survived by her husband, her mother, one sister, Mrs. C. C. Castle of Pleasantville, OH and a brother, Ray Daniels of route 2 Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

MURRAY, Albert
Following an invalidism of more than seven years, Mr. Albert Murray, 82, died at his home on Clay Street Sunday morning at 1 o'clock. About a year ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis which rendered him bedfast. Mr. Murray, a son of the late Dr. G. W. Murray and Mrs. Margaret Ward Murray, moved to Louisa with his family from Richardson, 25 years ago. He was a veteran of the regular army and served until retired on pension. Funeral rites were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. H. B. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church South officiating. Interment, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Pyles Murray, and two daughters, Mrs. F. M. Younkins and Miss Elizabeth Murray, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

OSBORN, David
Dr. David Osborn, formerly of White House, KY, died in a hospital a Shelbyville, IN, Sunday morning. He had gone to Shelbyville for treatment from his home at Stockdale, OH, several days ago. News of his death comes as a shock to his friends in Big Sandy Valley. Dr. Osborn’s body was taken to his home at Stockdale, where it remained until Tuesday, then was taken by Big Sandy train to White House for interment. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner Osborn, one son, Hobert Osborn of Denver, CO and a granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth Osborn of Stockdale. He also has many relatives in Eastern Kentucky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

OSBORNE, Josephine
Mrs. Josephine Osborne, 58, died at her home in Ashland shortly before midnight Thursday night following an illness of 2 years. She was born here, but had been a resident of Ashland for the past 30 years. Mrs. Osborne was a member of the M. E. Church at Fallsburg. She leaves 3 sons and one daughter, Joe Osborne of Ashland, Allen Osborne of Ironton, William Stevens of Ashland and Mrs. Earl Sizemore of Ironton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the home. Rev. Lindsey Cyrus was in charge and burial was in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

PERRY, Mrs. W. E.
Mrs. W. E. Perry, 70 years old, died at her home in Danville, Monday night, May 14, succumbing to the effects of a stroke of apoplexy sustained May 8. She was the mother of Mrs. Valentine Hopkins and aunt of Mrs. N. M. White, Jr., of this place. The daughter of the late Congressman Wick Kendall, Mrs. Perry was born at West Liberty. She was well known not only because of the prominence of family ties, but also because of her distinctive Christian character. She was well known here, where she ha visited her daughter and niece, Mrs. Perry was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Perry is survived by one sister, Mrs. Steve Pieratt,  of Mt. Sterling. The body was taken to Winchester, where funeral rites were conducted Wednesday. Burial was made in Winchester cemetery. Those from Prestonsburg who attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Perry were: Mrs. Josie D.  Harkins, Mrs. Sally Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Laura Davidson, Rev. J. M. Helm, J. D. Harkins, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. white, Jr., Mrs. Jo M. Davidson, Mrs. e. H. Sowards, Mrs. E. P. Arnold, and Mrs. S. L. Spradlin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

PICKLESIMER, Ella
Mrs. Ella Picklesimer died at her home on Barnetts Creek on Jun 11. She was he widow of David Picklesimer who preceded her in death Aug 10, 1908 and daughter of the late Shade Preston and Elizabeth VanHoose Preston. She leaves one son, Rodney Picklesimer and 2 daughters, Misses Olga and Edna Picklesimer, her aged mother, Mrs. Shade Preston, the following brothers: Jesse, Bird and Guy B. of Barnetts Creek, W. R. Preston of Paintsville, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Pelphrey of Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. M. M. Picklesimer of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

RAMEY, Martha (Justice)
Mrs. Martha Justice Ramey, 66, a member of a prominent Pike County family, dropped dead at her home at Fishtrap Monday. Mrs. Ramey was apparently in good health just prior to her death. She ate lunch and went to sit on the porch of her home where she died a few minutes later. Born at Fishtrap she was the daughter of Mat and Hailey Justice. She was first married to Alfred Justice, who preceded her in death several years ago. After the death of Mr. Justice, she was married to Joe B. Ramey, who survives her. She was a member of the Baptist church. Besides her husband Mrs. Ramey is survived by 2 sons, Ireland Justice of Fishtrap and Landon Justice of Raccoon and by 7 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

RUGGLES, Theodore
Theodore Ruggles, 75, retired farmer of Adeline, passed away at his home Monday after an illness of one week. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the Tyre Church on Bear Creek with interment in Neabo under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He had been a member of the M. E. Church for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Tomlin Ruggles, 8 daughters, Mrs. Sofia Church of Ashland, Mrs. Lon Byington of Buchanan, Mrs. Harve Curnutte and Mrs. Beuford White of Huntington, Mrs. Ken Bryan of Adeline, Misses Myrtle, Myrta and Mina Ruggles, all at  home, 4 sons, Theodore, Jr. Buchanan, Lawrence Robert and John of Adeline, one brother, John Ruggles of Adeline, 3 sisters, Mrs. Rachel Thompson of Fallsburg, Mrs. Zack Bellomy of Zelda and Mrs. tom Bryan of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

SHEPARD, David
David Shepard, 83, of Estep, who died at his home Thursday morning following a brief illness was buried in the Ashland Cemetery Saturday afternoon following services at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Stewart. He was the last of the children of Alfred and Neura Shepard, among the earliest settlers in Estep. In 1872 he was married to Miss Sarah Frances Lambert, who survives him. Mr. Shepard was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. For many years before the advent of the automobile he operated a huckster’s wagon, making 2 or 3 trips weekly to Ashland. In this manner he came into contact with many people and became widely known throughout in that city. He was the grandfather of Alberta and Ada Mae Vaughan, of Los Angeles, prominently known for their work in motion pictures. Surviving in addition to the widow and daughter and the 2 granddaughters, are another daughter, Mrs. Bruce Preston of Los Angeles, CA and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

SMITH, Rosa E. (Thomas)
Simple funeral services, according to her dying wishes, were conducted for Mrs. Rosa E. Smith at Ransom Thursday. Mrs. Smith died at her home on the middle fork of Blackberry Creek. The rites were conducted in the school house where she taught for many years and Rev. B. H. Miller of Freeburn, officiated. Born Nov 22, 1877, in Tazewell County, VA, she was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George R. Thomas. She attended the Marion and Radford, A high schools and the Princeton, WV Academy. She later studied art and music in Richmond, VA and science in Marshall College. She taught school for a number of years and served in 32 schools in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Mrs. Smith’s first husband died before she came to Pike County 22 years ago. In 1918 she was married to Tolbert Smith and since that time resided at Ransom. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

STAMBAUGH, Ethel (Swetnam)
Mrs. Ethel Swetnam Stambaugh passed away last Saturday in Lexington, her death following a long illness. The body was brought to her former home at Wilbur on Sunday where funeral service was held in the Christian Church Monday morning, Rev. Dale of Grayson, officiating. Mrs. Stambaugh was the wife of Morgan Stambaugh and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Swetnam, deceased. She had for years been a faithful member of the Christian Church and of the Order of Eastern Star. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Wilbur. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

STEELE, D. W.
Funeral services for D. W. Steele, 68m a retired attorney who died Saturday were held Monday in Ashland with burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Steele had been in poor health for ore than 2 years. He is survived by his invalid wife, Mrs. Addie Newman Steele, 5 brothers, Ben U., Steele of Washington, D. C., Wirt C. Steele, of Huntington, WV, Sam, Chester and John L. Steele of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. W. G. Young of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 29, 1934

SPERRY, Luther
Luther Sperry, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sperry of Buchanan was drowned while swimming near the mouth of Rove Creek in the Big Sandy River, Thursday afternoon. The body was recovered an hour later by the father, who dived in a deep hole after it had been located by a searching party. Justice of the Peace Frank Nunley held a coroner’s verdict. The only eye witness to the accident was the boy’s 6 year old brother, who was swimming with him.  Funeral service was held Saturday morning at the home. Surviving are the parents , 6 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

STEPP, Eliza
The death angel visited the home of Moses Stepp of Richardson and took from his him loving mother, Mrs. Eliza Stepp, on Jun 1, 1934 age 75 years. Her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Fitch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

 

THORNSBURY, Newton
Newton Thornsbury, of Middle Creek, died in the Beaver Valley hospital after lying with a bullet wound in his head and another through his body since the afternoon of May 20. His nephews, Jeff and Steve Justice were released last week under $3,000 bond each after having been in jail here since the night following the shooting. The brothers said Thornsbury was shot as the result of a fight following a poker game, during which Thornsbury struck Steve on his head with a piece of paling. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

VANCE, Fannie Fern (Spradlin)
From the Herald
Mrs. Lawrence T. Vance of Newport, Ky., died last Saturday morning in a hospital in that city after an illness of several months.  Her husband died a short time ago and Mrs. Vance had been kept in ignorance of her husband’s passing.  Mr. and Mrs. Vance were said to be strongly attached to each other and when apprised of the husband’s death she seemed to give up all hope and gradually grew weaker until the end. Mrs. Vance was formerly Miss Fannie Fern Spradlin and was a former citizen of Paintsville.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spradlin and was born and raised to young womanhood on what is now the Mayo Farm near this city.  She was educated in the common schools of Johnson County and became on of the leading teachers.  She taught in the Paintsville Schools for many years.  After her marriage she moved to Newport where the family resided until death. Mrs. Vance has probably taught more men and women of Paintsville who are now nearing the age of 50 years than probably any other teacher who ever taught in the local schools, and these former students of this good woman hold a warm spot in their hearts for their former teacher, and mourn at her passing. Funeral services were held at Newport Tuesday morning.  Burial at Newport. She is survived by one sister and two brothers all of Johnson County.  They are Mrs. E. B. Staten and Ben J. Spradlin of Paintsville, and John Spradlin of Mud Lick. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

VANHOOSE, A. J.
A.J. VanHoose, age 71, of White House died May 14 after several years illness from asthma. “Uncle” Andrew was a member of the old United Baptist Church and for the past 52 years had lived a strict Christian life. Mr. VanHoose is survived by 2 children, L.C. VanHoose of White House, with whom the aged man made his home and Mrs.  Cora LeMaster of Jackson, OH. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston, of Paintsville. Burial followed in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

WARD, Shade
Shade Ward, 70, died at his home on Greasy Creek, May 24, after being in ill health for several years past.  Mr. Ward was a well known citizen and a member of one of Johnson County's largest and most prominent families.  Mr. Ward had spent his life on his farm and was prominent for a long time as a stock dealer and was possessed of considerable lands at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Ward home Friday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives.  Burial in the old Ward cemetery on the farm of J. C. Ward. Besides his widow, Mr. Ward is survived by five sons and five daughters.  They are: Ben Shelby and Shade Jr. of Van Lear; Henry of Boons Camp, and Joe D. and Henry Ward at home.  The daughters are Mrs. Laura Dennison and Mrs. Laura Webb of Boons Camp; Mrs. Sarah Roberts of Hellier, Mrs. Rosell Davis and Elaine Ward of Meally. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John B. Wells, Sr. of Paintsville, and Mrs. E. L. Preston of Maysville, Ky.; three brothers, Attorney W. J. Ward of Paintsville, Joe D. Ward and J. C. Ward of Offutt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, June 8, 1934

WEBB, Oliver Ray
A mastoid infection claimed the life of Oliver Ray Webb, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Webb of Pinson Fork. The child died at the hospital here. The body was taken to Tennessee for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

WELLMAN, Clabe
The death of Clabe Wellman, 61, occurred at his home on Hurricane, near Fort Gay, WV last Saturday and followed a lengthy illness. He was the son of Mitchell and Nancy Billups Wellman, and is survived by his wife, 8 daughters, and 4 sons: Mrs. Robert Billups and Mrs. B. Workman of Huntington, WV, Mrs. R. Yates, Mrs. Millard Dean and Mrs. Roy Meredith of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Grady Ferguson of Kenova, WV, and Misses Ernestine and Agnes Wellman, Grady and Noah Wellman, Fort Gay, Leo of Huntington and Ernest at home. Also 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. W. S. Lycan, Mrs. W.D. Meredith and Mrs. M. J. Peters and John and William Wellman of near Fort Gay. His wife was formerly Miss Drusie Akers. He was a ember of the Baptist Church. On Sunday afternoon funeral service was conducted at the Hurricane Baptist Church by Rev. Webb and Rev. Frank McKinster. Interment was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 15, 1934

WHEELER, William Garfield
William Garfield Wheeler, 52, of Marion, OH, died at a hospital Sunday morning after an illness of 3 months. He came to Ashland for treatment about 2 weeks ago. Mr. Wheeler, a deaf mute, was the first linotype operator in Kentucky and the third in the United Stats. For many years he was employed as an operator by the Ashland Independent and later went to Marion, OH where he worked for years on the Marion Star. Mr. Wheeler was born in Morgan Co., KY, but came to Ashland when only 10 years old. He attended school at Danville, KY and later went to college in Washington, D. C. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and the National Fraternal Society of Deaf. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carrie Ellen and Jean Wheeler of Marion; one son, Harry Wheeler of Marion, one sister, Ellen Wheeler of Ashland and one brother, Frank Wheeler of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the home of his sister, Ellen Wheeler, 1302 Maryland Court, Rev. Twynham officiated with Rev. W.K. Wood, assisting. Interment in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 1, 1934

WITTEN, Arminta (Butler)
Rs. Arminta Witten, wife of the late Frank Witten, died on May 18. For the past few years she had made her home with her son, Junior Witten of Flint, MI and died from complications following an attack of pneumonia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Witten by about 5 years. At the time of his death they had lived a happy wedded life for 50 years. Surviving are 2 sons, Frank Jr. and White, 3 daughters, Mrs. Garfield Dalton, and Miss Lida Witten of Flint, MI and Mrs. James Oliver of Mesa, AZ. Funeral services were held from the home of her brother, James P. Butler and was conducted by the Rev. Burns Conley, assisted by Rev. T.S. Williams and Rev. O. F. Huffman. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Little Mud Lick. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, June 8, 1934

WOODS, Rebecca Perlina (Walter)
Mrs. Rebecca Perlina Woods, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hankes in Ashland, Sunday afternoon. She had been ill for several weeks. She was nearly 86 years old having been born at Blaine, in Lawrence County on the 24th day of June 1848. Her maiden name was Rebecca Perlina Walter. She was first married to B. F. Holbrook at Blaine in 1879. She and her first husband, who was an attorney moved to Decatur, TX,, where they lived until he died in 1881. After his death she returned to Kentucky and in 1883 was married to William H. Woods with whom she lived until his death in 1912. Her surviving children are K. Holbrook, of Ashland, Harlan E. Woods, Ratcliff, Lawrence County, Charles Ezra Woods, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Sallie W. Hankes, Ashland and Walter T. Woods, Ashland. The members of the family at her bedside when she passed away were her daughter, Sallie W. Hankes and stepchildren, Mrs. A.S. Doty and John W. Woods. Funeral service was held at Webbville at Tuesday and interment made there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 8, 1934

YOUNG, Wayne
Funeral rites for Wayne Young, 27, who died Thursday at midnight at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Henry S. Young, on Jefferson Street, were held Sunday afternoon at the M. E. Church. The pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiated. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Young was born in Louisa and had spent practically all his life here. He was a young man of sterling qualities, esteemed and loved by all who knew him, a talented musician and had charge of a string band which had broadcast over WSAZ at Huntington. Surviving, besides the parents, are 2 sisters, Misses Dorothy and Effie Jean Young. J. O. U. A. M, conducted their ritual at the grave. The slumber Blanket was drawn up by the 2 sisters, which was a beautiful and touching farewell, as he was laid to rest. Pallbearers were Charlie Curnutte, Cordell, Ernest Stone, Shelby, Fitch and George Wallace, Russell, Herbert Young of Columbus and Sherman Young, Louisa, all cousins of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 22, 1934

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JULY

ADAMS, William
William Adams, 75, farmer, died at his home at Busseyville Tuesday afternoon after an illness of four weeks. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon a the Miller Cemetery with Rev. Grover Bevins officiating. Interment was made in the Miller Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Jordan Adams, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ora Atkins and Mrs. Dan Jordan, both of Louisa, 2 sons, Richard Adams of Busseyville and Charley Adams of Reeceville, IL; 2 brothers, Dock Adams of Red Bush, KY and Charles Adams of Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

ADKINS, Kathleen
Four deaths within 4 days took place at Ivel as a result of dysentery. First of the deaths was that of William Cloyd Rice, 5, son of Alfred and Florence Rice, who died Jul 10. Kathleen Adkins, little daughter of Ms. Stella Adkins, widow of William Adkins, died on the same day. On the following day, James Lee Hunter, 4 year old son of David and Vina Hunter, died after a week’s illness. Last of the deaths reported was that of Ruth Hall, 3, daughter of Jack and Bell Hall who died Jul 14. The Rev. Isaac Stratton, of Ivel, officiated at each funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

AUXIER, Milt
Milt Auxier, age 65, died in the Paintsville Hospital Wednesday, after a few days illness from poisoning caused by eating fish and sweet milk.  This combination is said to be deadly to some persons. Funeral and burial from his home at East Point Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

BALL, Dewey
BALL, Willard
Dewey Ball, 30 and Willard Ball, 21, first cousins both met accidental deaths but each from a different cause and at a different place Wednesday of last week. Dewey B
all was crushed to death by falling slate in the mine of the Hutchinson Coal Company at Yolyn, WV here he had been employed as a brakeman. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Ball and is survived by his parents and his wife and 3 children. Willard Ball was fatally wounded by the accidental discharge of a pistol he was handling at his home at Sunbeam, WV. Death occurred before medical aid could be procured. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Ball. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

BOWLING, Walter K.
Body of Walter K. Bowling, 43, unemployed mechanic, was found on the railroad bridge at West Prestonsburg Monday morning, his skull crushed and apparently the victim of a train. He was lat seen alive about 1 o’clock Monday morning while sitting on the bridge. It is believed that he fell asleep alongside the tracks and awakened at the approach of the train, lifted his head and was struck by the side of a car. Mr. Bowling was a son of Seymour Bowling, who resides in Indiana. He was well known in this community and had many friends. Besides his father, he leaves his widow and 6 children. Funeral services were conducted in West Prestonsburg by the Rev. Harris of the Baptist Church and burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery here.

BRUMFIELD, John
John Brumfield, 66, of Huntington, who died at his home Sunday following a stroke of paralysis, was buried in the Cyrus, WV cemetery Tuesday following funeral services at the Cyrus Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Lucinda Mullesn, of Logan, Mrs. Wanda Mullesn of Logan, Mrs. H. M. Johnson, Mrs. J. S. Cyrus, and Mrs. D. J. Lawson, all of Huntington and 2 sons, Basil and Frank Brumfield of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

BUCHANAN, Belle
Inness of 6 months caused by a stomach ailment claimed the life of Mrs. Belle Buchanan, 67, wife of T. M. Buchanan, of Coal Run, who died at the home of her son, W. K. Steele, at Honaker, Floyd County, Thursday. Although Mrs. Buchanan had been ill for several months, her condition was not considered serious and she went to her son’s home fro a visit only 3 days before her death. Mrs. Buchanan was the daughter of Wallace and Polly May Steele. She had been a member of the Christian Church for more than 40 years. Her second marriage was to T. M. Buchanan of Coal Run May 22, 1905, and she had resided at Coal Run since that time. Mr. Buchanan is a well known farmer of that district. Besides her husband and son, she leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Anise Hunt, of Little Mud and Mrs. Nan Fraley of Morehead. She also leaves one brother, John Steele, of Boldman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

BURNS, Mrs. Milton S.
Confined to her room less than a week, Mrs. Milton S. Burns, 73, passed away on Tuesday evening at her home on Perry Street in Louisa, following a stroke suffered on Sunday. Although in failing health for quite awhile, Mrs. Burns was able to be up most of the time until Friday of last week from which time she steadily grew weaker and from Sunday about noon remained unconscious. Mrs. Burns, formerly Miss Cora McHenry was born and reared in Louisa, the daughter of Mr. Flem McHenry and Mrs. Celia Bussey McHenry. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters Mrs. Harry G. Wellman and Mrs. Kizzie Clay Lindsay, one granddaughter, Sidney Burns Lindsay and a sister, Mrs. Lillian M. Reynolds, of Louisa. For many years she had been a member of the M. E. Church South. Impressive funeral service was conducted from the residence on Thursday afternoon by the Rev. H. G. Sowards and the body was laid to rest in the Burns mausoleum in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

BURRIS, Marcus L.
We have just learned of the passing of Mr. Marcus L. Burris whose death occurred on May 20 at his home in Youngstown, OH after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Burris was a son of Rev. M.T. Burris and Mrs. Agnes Burris, known to many of the older citizens of the Big Sandy Valley. He was a teacher in the Youngstown High school. He was a well known writer and poet and had been a teacher the past 20 years. A national poetry magazine had been his dream for some years and “Rhymed Stories” a quarterly magazine of Story-Telling appeared early in 1934 with Mr. Burris as Editor-in-Chief. His “Rhymed Reminiscences of My Old Kentucky Home” is running as a serial in verse in this magazine. It is a periodical unique in its field and one in which Kentuckians and especially Big Sandians should be much interested. He was also the author of “Chips and Whetstones” and other books of poems. Mr. Burris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Boyles Burris. Also a brother, Mr. W. S. Burris of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

BYINGTON, Walter Montgomery
Walter Montgomery Byington 73, former superintendent of city schools died at his home in Danville Friday after an illness of 3 weeks. A native of this county Mr. Byington was educated at Marshall College, Huntington and Ohio State University. For many years he was an education leader in eastern Kentucky Normal College of this city before it closed. He had lived in Danville for the last 11 years, and for 3 served as head of the Boyle schools. He was formerly superintendent of Boyle County schools. He is survived by his wife, 11 children, Mrs. W. A. Cravens, Danville, Mrs. E. C. Pepples, Frankfort, Mrs. E. C. Remmele, Lansing, MI, Mrs. J. Mott Wood, Neon, KY, Mrs. E. E. Fleming, Miami,, Misses Dixie and Douglas Ann Byington, Danville, Mrs. Douglas turner, Paintsville, Heber Byington, Frankfort, John Sharp Byington, Danville and Walter Montgomery Byington, Jr., Lansing, MI, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Byington was a member of the Episcopal Church. Burial was held in Rose Hill Cemetery at Ashland Sunday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

CHANDLER, Corda (Reedy)
Mrs. Corda Chandler, age 59 years, died at the home of her son at Lowmansville Sunday morning after an illness of heart trouble. She was the daughter of the late William Hurst and Thursa Long Reedy and widow of Lewis Chandler, whose death occurred 5 years ago. Mrs. Chandler had been postmaster at Lowmansville the past 20 years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Jeff Chandler, The Rev. Grover C. Bevins, officiating, with interment in the Chandler Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician, of Louisa. Mrs. Chandler is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. B. Brown, one son, Jeff Chandler, and 5 grandchildren, all of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

CILISK, Elizabeth. T. (Diamond)
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Diamond Cilisk, 29, whose death after a lingering illness occurred Thursday afternoon at her home in Huntington, was buried Sunday afternoon in the Fulkerson Cemetery. Funeral service was held Saturday evening in the Reger Funeral home in Huntington with Rev. W. H. Sheffer, pastor of the Central Christian Church officiating. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diamond, Mrs. Cilisk had spent practically all her life in Louisa. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Lorraine, age 3 years, 2 sisters, Mrs. Cecil Adkins, of Louisa and Mrs. Pearl Cochran, Atlanta, GA and one brother, Allen Diamond, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

ELLIS, Levi
Levi Ellis, 57, of Kenova prominently known in Masonic circles in the tri-state region for more than a quarter of a century, died in a Kenova hospital Tuesday of last week. He had been ill for 10 days. Mr. Ellis was a past master of the Kenova Lodge and the Vinson Lodge No. 66, A. F. and A. M. of Fort Gay. He belonged to the Kenova chapter No. 46 R. A. M. and was a member of the Huntington Commandery No. 9. Mr. Ellis was also prominently identified with church and civic work. He was a member of the civic work. He was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church of near Wayne. Surviving is the widow Julia Bloss Ellis, 3 sons, Willie C., Vollie and Ezra, all of Kenova, 4 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Burgett and Misses Mona Ray, Vola Maie and Zora Lee Ellis, all of Kenova, one brother, George O. Ellis of Huntington, and a sister Mrs. Angie Pelfrey of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

EVANS, Ruth
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Evans and took their only child, little Ruth. She was born Sep 30, 1932 and departed this life Jun 6, 1934, after a brief illness of only a few hours. She was taken to Blaine to the Chaffin Cemetery for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

FELTY, Eldine
Eldine Felty, 8 year old daughter of Albert R. Felty, merchant of Tygart Valley, was instantly killed Saturday morning in an automobile wreck on the Mayo Trail, near the mouth of Georges Creek. The little girl was in a struck with her parents and 3 other children, whit it figured in an accident with a Studebaker sedan driven by Andrew J. Austin of Ulysses. The girl was thrown out of the truck and struck the ground with such force that she was killed instantly. Following the accident Mr. and Mrs. Felty went on to Paintsville with the body which was shipped to the Felty home at Tygart Valley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

The death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Felty occurred on the Mayo Trail near Lowmansville, Mr. Felty and family were on their way to Barnetts Creek when a car coming in opposite direction struck the truck he was driving knocking the little girl out and killing her instantly. Mrs. Felty was the daughter of Jesse Preston of this place.The following relatives and friends attended the funeral of little Miss Eldean Felty Saturday, Jesse Preston, Shady Preston, of Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Guy Preston and daughter, Elizabeth Ann, Mrs. M. M. Picklesimer, Dr. and Mrs. Rice, Bird Preston and daughter, Gracie, Neville Preston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

HALL, Ruth
Four deaths within 4 days took place at Ivel as a result of dysentery. First of the deaths was that of William Cloyd Rice, 5, son of Alfred and Florence Rice, who died Jul 10. Kathleen Adkins, little daughter of Ms. Stella Adkins, widow of William Adkins, died on the same day. On the following day, James Lee Hunter, 4 year old son of David and Vina Hunter, died after a week’s illness. Last of the deaths reported was that of Ruth Hall, 3, daughter of Jack and Bell Hall who died Jul 14. The Rev. Isaac Stratton, of Ivel, officiated at each funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

HAWS, L.C.
Word has been received here of the death of L. C. Haws, of Chandler, OK, who died at his home there May 26. He was 81 years old. Mr. Haws, with his family moved from Potter to Chandler 28 years ago. He had been an invalid since leaving Kentucky. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Evans Haws, 4 sons, 3 daughters, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Burchett, East Liverpool, OH, Mrs. Emma Butler, Mattie and Mrs. Minnie Boldman, Everett, WA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

HENSON, Jay
Following an illness of 3 months, Jay Henson, 56, died Tuesday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Robinson, 4 miles east of Fort Gay on Hurricane Creek. Funeral service was held Thursday morning from the David Henson home on Hurricane Creek and interment in the cemetery there. The Louisa I. O. O. F. lodge, of which he wa a member conducted their ritual at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

HOLBROOK, Mary Ellen (Riffe)
Mrs. Mary Ellen Holbrook, 74, wife of Cornelius Holbrook, died at her home at Yatesville, Wednesday following an illness of 2 months. She had been an invalid for 15 years. A daughter of the late Jerry and Martha Jane Riffe, she was born an reared in this county. She had been a ember of the Christian Church since early childhood. She was married to Mr. Holbrook in 1854. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in the Riffe Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the husband, 8 daughters, Mrs. w. O. B. Ratcliff of Rush, Mrs. Eugene Pennington, of Webbville, Mrs. J. f. Reece of Denton, Mrs. G. B. Belcher of Ashland, Mrs. A. B. Reece of Holden, WV, Mrs. Ed Taylor of Rush, Mrs. Fred Bradley of Louisa, Mrs. J. M. Childers of Wheelwright, KY, 2 sons, Denver Holbrook of Yatesville, J. H. Holbrook of Vessie; 3 brothers, J. W. Riffe of Ratliff, G. L. Riffe of Yatesville, J. H. Riffe of McKinney, TX, 29 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

HUNTER, James Lee
Four deaths within 4 days took place at Ivel as a result of dysentery. First of the deaths was that of William Cloyd Rice, 5, son of Alfred and Florence Rice, who died Jul 10. Kathleen Adkins, little daughter of Ms. Stella Adkins, widow of William Adkins, died on the same day. On the following day, James Lee Hunter, 4 year old son of David and Vina Hunter, died after a week’s illness. Last of the deaths reported was that of Ruth Hall, 3, daughter of Jack and Bell Hall who died Jul 14. The Rev. Isaac Stratton, of Ivel, officiated at each funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

JOPLING, Alma (Cline)
Mrs. Alma Cline Jopling, 60 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. K. Johnson of Huntington, Jul 5. She is survived by the husband, C. C. Jopling, one daughter, Mrs. Johnson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Adkins of Scottown, OH, Mrs. Newton Ferguson and Mrs. Stella Ferguson of Branchland, 3 brothers, Elias Midkiff of Huntington, John L. and Joe Midkiff of Branchland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

KEYSER, Charles M.
Charles M. Keyser, prominent Pikeville business man, died at his home on the Mayo Trail, a short distance below the city Friday after an illness of 10 weeks. He was 71 years old. Mr. Keyser, who was widely known throughout the eastern Kentucky section, suffered a stroke of paralysis 10 weeks ago and his condition gradually grew worse until his death. Born at Catlettsburg, Aug 3, 1861, he was the son of George and Jane McConnell Keyser. He first came to Pike County more than a half century ago as a traveling salesman and covered this territory for 25 years. In 1911, Mr. Keyser established the Keyser Coal Company at the postoffice which formerly bore his name. Three years prior he opened the Muddy Branch Mines in Johnson County. He later became connected with the First National Bank of Pikeville and served as vice president until a short time before his last illness. He had been a member of the Christian Church sine 1892 and had given large sums of money to public charities. One of his largest gifts was to the Mountaineer Christian College of Grundy, VA. On Jun 13, 1890, Mr. Keyser was married to Miss Myrtle L. Cook at Covington. Mrs. Keyser and one son, Charles M. Keyser, Jr., survive him. Funeral rites were conducted at the Christian Church here Sunday afternoon with Rev. Lee ford officiating. The body was taken to West Liberty for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

LEWIS, Harold Lafayette
Harold Lafayette Lewis, 71, of Ashland, died Sunday afternoon. He was born in Boyd County near Ashland, Feb 23, 1863, and had spent his entire life in this section. He was well and prominently known, serving in the Kentucky Legislature as representative from Boyd and Lawrence Counties 1910-1912. He was superintendent of the Pollard M. E. Church Sunday school for several years and was a devoted member of that church. He also was a member of the W.O.W. and Macabee Lodges. Mr. Lewis is survived by his widow, Nannie N. Lewis, 4 children, Hobart G. and Elmer Lewis, Mrs. Herbert Barber and Mrs. John Walker, all of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Charles Barber of Ashland. Funeral service was held Wednesday , Rev. A. G. Cox officiating with Rev. W. K. wood assisting. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

MARTIN, Ernest Seldon
Ernest Seldon, 8 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Martin, of Allen, died at the home of his parents Monday, a victim of pneumonia and heart complications. The child’s death came unexpectedly, his illness being of little more than a day’s duration. Surviving the little victim are the bereaved parents and one sister, Joan. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. O. P. Smith from the Methodist Church, Allen and the body then taken to Wayland for burial in the Martin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

MAY, S. D.
S. D. May, 74, died suddenly at his home at Asa, Johnson County, Jun 20. Mr. May had not been in the best of health for a year or more. He was stricken while sitting in a chair on the porch of the home and passed away suddenly. Mr. May was son of Johnson County’s best citizens. Besides his widow, he is survived by 6 children as follows: Mrs. A. J. Ramey, Riceville, Willie May, Denver, Claude May, Asa, Mrs. Johnie Music, East Point, and Mrs. Otto Pratt and Eddie May of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

OSBORN, Lora
A telegram was received by Mr. C. F. Osborn bringing the sad news of the death of Mrs. Lora Osborn which occurred Tuesday at the home of her son Mr. Hubert Osborn in Inglewood, CA. Mrs. Osborn was the widow of H. Chilton Osborn and they were former residents of Blaine and Louisa. Her body will be taken to LaGrange, IL, for interment by the side of her husband. Funeral and burial service to be held there next Monday afternoon. Mrs. Osborn was beloved by all her acquaintances. Surviving are 2 sons, Charles Osborn of Westfield, NJ and Hubert of Inglewood and relatives in Johnson and Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

PENNINGTON, Thursa
Mrs. Thursa Pennington, born Jan 25, 1857, died Jun 27, 1934, lived 77 years, 5 months and 2 days. She was married to W. I. Pennington in 1875. She is survived by 4 children Ambie Osha Pennington and Ossie Ola Pennington both of Fielden, Mrs. J. D. Green,
Culver, Mrs. E. M. White, Wayne, WV, 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

PERRY, Grover C.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents for “Cleve” Perry, 48, of Milo, who died Monday morning after an illness of 2 years. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright funeral home. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Perry, the wife, Mrs. Cloya Kennedy Perry, 7 children, 2 brothers and a sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

POAGE, Jesse E.
Mr. Jesse E. Poage, prominent citizen of Brooksville, KY who died Saturday was born in Louisa Dec 25, 1863 in what was later the old Freese home. He was the son of the Rev. George Bernard Poage and nephew of Judge John M. Rice’s wife. Mr. Poage and his father were connected with offices of circuit court clerk and county clerk in Bracken County more than 60 years. Had he lived to complete his present term he would have served 42 years as an official of the county. He was a second cousin of J. Q. Lackey, Jr., of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

PRESTON, Eugene
The death of Mr. Eugene Preston 58 years of age, which occurred at his home at the mouth of George’s Creek, last Sunday night following an illness of more than three years.
He was the son of John B. Preston and Mrs. Sue Burchett Preston, deceased, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kitty Rice Preston and by one son, Mr. Harper Preston, of Louisa.  Also, one brother, Girard Preston of George’s Creek survives. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Tuesday at 10 o’clock with interment in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright.  Mr. Preston was a prominent citizen and successful farmer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

PYLES, Eugene
Eugene Pyles, 61, died at his home in Wayne, Jul 6, following an illness of more than 7 months with paralysis. Mr. Pyles was for many years clerk for the N & W railway company, at Wayne and was depo agent at East Lynn for several years. He is survived by the widow, one son Arlington Pyles and one daughter, Mrs. Ida Booth, both of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne Baptist Church last Saturday afternoon by Rev. U. S. Pinson. Rev. Henry Mullens and Rv. G. H. Farmer. Burial was in the Wayne Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

RICE, William Cloyd
Four deaths within 4 days took place at Ivel as a result of dysentery. First of the deaths was that of William Cloyd Rice, 5, son of Alfred and Florence Rice, who died Jul 10. Kathleen Adkins, little daughter of Ms. Stella Adkins, widow of William Adkins, died on the same day. On the following day, James Lee Hunter, 4 year old son of David and Vina Hunter, died after a week’s illness. Last of the deaths reported was that of Ruth Hall, 3, daughter of Jack and Bell Hall who died Jul 14. The Rev. Isaac Stratton, of Ivel, officiated at each funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

RICKMAN, James
Impressive funeral rites were held Friday morning for James Rickman, 58, who passed away at the home of his parents at Zelda, Wednesday following a stroke of apoplexy suffered earlier in the day. The services were held in the Buchanan Chapel and interment made there. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickman and 2 sons, Peyton and Hiram Rickman, of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

SALISBURY, James P.
James P. Salisbury, one of eastern Kentucky’s most prominent business men, died at his home here Saturday one day following his 67th birthday. His death came after an illness of a week caused by kidney complications. For 28 years manager of the Beaver Creek Consolidated Coal Company, directing the numerous phases of the company’s business, coming into contact with thousands of persons, Mr. Salisbury was one of the best-known men in this section. The son of the late Greenville R. and Rhoda Salisbury, he was born Jun 22, 1867 at Alphoretta. He had resided here for the last 25 years. Early in manhood, Mr. Salisbury affiliated himself with the Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge on Oct 27, 1889, he was married to Miss Chaddie Halbert and to this union were born 11 children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Salisbury preceded him in death 5 years ago. Surviving are the following sons and daughters, Mrs. H. L. Mayo, Mrs. C. W. May, Mrs. A. J. May, Jr., Mrs. Harry Sandige, Mrs. Curtis Clark, all of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Wald Cross, Newark, OH, Mrs. R. S. Friend, of Hunter, Homer, Herbert, James and Jack Salisbury of this place. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Joe Lykins of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

SALYERS, Mrs. Tom
Catlettsburg--Mrs. Thomas Salyers, 60, died Sunday evening at 8:30 at her home on 34th street. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. George Gardner, of Baltimore, one son, Oscar of Catlettsburg, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wechsler of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Lindsey Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH, two brothers, Frank and Edgar Preston of Lawrence County. Also her mother, Mrs. Preston, of Georges Creek. She was a member of the Panola Street M. E. Church and had been a highly esteemed resident of Catlettsburg for the past 30 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. W. C. Stewart, pastor, officiated. Interment in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers lived in Louisa before moving to Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

SEE, William David
William David (Boy) See, passed away last Friday in a veterans hospital in Pennsylvania He was the son of Mrs. Dora See of Kenova, WV and the late Billy See, deceased. They lived near Louisa until about 12 years ago. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday afternoon and funeral services was held at the ee Cemetery on the Point, the Rev. E. W. Lambert officiating. Mr. See was a veteran of the world war and was 39 years of age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

SHERMAN, Edna
Miss Edna Sherman, 18, daughter of Herndon Sherman, formerly of West Van Lear, died at her home on Beaver Creek Jul 13th. News of her death came as a shock to her many friends and admirers throughout the country. The body was brought to West Van Lear and was lain to rest in the family cemetery on Mrs. Couge Hall’s place. The funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jul 15th, in the Christian Church at this town, with Brother Charles Honeycut of Auxier, officiating. Interment under the direction of Mr. Jones of Paintsville. She leavrs her parents, several sisters and brother. She was an active member of the Church of Christ, and was true, lovable Christian. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

SKAGGS, Alfred
Alfred Skaggs, 50 years old, who passed away at his home at Milton, WV Wednesday of last week, was buried Friday at his old home in the Blaine section. Interment was made in the Hay cemetery at Mazie. The deceased a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Skaggs, was born and reared at Red Bush, KY. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Skaggs, 6 daughters, Mrs. Ed Salyer of Huntington, Mrs. T. Porter of Elliott County, Mrs. Ballard Hay of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Harvey Black of Milton, WV, Irene and Hellena at home, 3 brothers, Felix Skaggs of Louisa, Floyd Skaggs of Martin, Bill Skaggs of Huntington; 4 sisters, Jane Sagraves of Franklin Furnace, OH, Sarah Hay of Londonderry, OH, Monnie Spriggs of Haysl, VA and Mary Nettie Coyle, of Haysl, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

SKAGGS, Mary Addie
Mrs. Mary Addie Skaggs, 67 years old, wife of James H. Skaggs, passed away at her home on Lock Avenue Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Boggs of this county. Funeral service were held Thursday morning from the home of Lonnie Skaggs. Interment was made in the Skaggs Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Charley Collier, of Louisa, Mrs. Tip Wheeler of Yatesville, Mrs. Ferd Conley of Louisa, Mrs. Alfred T. Skaggs, of Louisa, 2 sons, Herbert c. Skaggs and James S. Skaggs of Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cantrill of Ohio, Mrs. James B. Skaggs of Terryville, Mrs. James Lester of Keaton and Mrs. William Ferguson of Skaggs; 2 brothers, William Boggs of Ashland and John Boggs of Gimlet, KY and 3 half brothers, Lige Boggs, Jim Boggs and Garfield Boggs of  Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Skaggs was a good woman and had many friends . Her death is deeply lamented. Mr. and Mrs. Skaggs moved from upper Blaine to Louisa several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

SPARKS, Deldie Von
Mrs. Deldie Von Sparks, born Jul 31, 1906 and departed this life Jun 28, 1934. She was united in marriage to Glenn Sparks, Jan 1, 1927.to this union 3 children were born. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Sparks, 2 children, Joan, 2, Karl dean, 4, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ?. Pennington, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She was laid to rest by the side of her darling son in Whites Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

WADE, Isaac Martin
Isaac Martin Wade, 90, of Wayne, who died suddenly Monday morning at his home, was buried in Hatten Cemetery, Wayne, following funeral services at Mount Union M. E. Church, the Rev. O. F. Plyes officiating. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Georgia Wade, a son, Floyd, of Hurricane, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nancy J. Oxley of Hurricane, Mrs. Ella Polley of Mason County, Mrs. Lula Cole of Winding Gulf, and Mrs. Alice Lilly of Coal City and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

WALLEN, Morrow
Fullerton, KY, Jul 3—The badly mangled body of a man found near the South Portsmouth station of the C & O railroad early Monday morning was identified at 4 o’clock the afternoon as Morrow Wallen, 18, of Auxier, KY. Identification was made by Hargis Wallen, father of the youth. Hundreds of people viewed the body at a local undertaking establishment yesterday and today before identification was established. The elder Wallen established positive identification by the brown sport shoes worn by his son and the trade mark on his shirt which came from an Auxier store. The body was taken to Auxier for burial. Young Wallen had been to Cincinnati on an excursion trip. He stepped from the train when it stopped at South Portsmouth and walked west on the main line. Another section of the special is believed to have struck him. Surviving are the parents and a brother, Leo Wallen of Auxier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 6, 1934

WHITTAKER, Mrs. Buddy
Mrs. Buddy Whittaker, 24, succumbed Sunday to hart disease from which she had suffered for some time. The body was returned to the Whittaker home at Bonanza, where funeral rits were conducted Tuesday. Surviving Mrs. Whittaker are her husband, 3 small children and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Whittaker of Bonanza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 20, 1934

WITTEN, Tom
Tom Witten, age 31, formerly of Johnson County, but for the past 12 years a resident of Russell, KY, was killed in a very peculiar manner at that place. Mr. Witten was a railroader in the employee of C & O as a switchman on the Russell yards. While shifting cars during an electrical storm late Thursday a bolt of lightning struck the box car on which Mr. Witten was working and because of the steel construction of the car which served as a conductor, the lightning passed through his body electrocuting him. Death was instantaneous.  Mr. Witten was a good citizen and an employee of the C & O for the past 12 years. The body was brought to his old home near Sitka, this county, for burial. A large number of Russell citizens accompanied the body and attended the funeral services. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Witten, 2 brothers, Cecil and Hobert (Chip) Witten, and one sister, Miss Virgie Witten all of Sitka. Also his wife and 3 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

WRIGHT, A. J.
A.J. (Jack) Wright, one of Floyd County’s most prominent citizens and wealthiest landowners, succumbed at his home on Bull Creek, Jul 4, a victim at the age of 62 years of sclerosis from which he had suffered for the past year. He had received treatment at the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, being returned to his home about a month ago. Member of a well known Floyd family. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the home. Revs. Isaac Stratton and John Laferty officiating. Burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Wright is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Wills Wright, 2 sons, Ed and Elder, of Prestonsburg, one daughter, Mrs. Oak Burchett of Pikeville, and 2 stepchildren, Mrs. Ed Banks of Water Gap and Harry Baisden of Betsy Layne, he also leaves a brother and one sister, Lee Wright, Glenwood, KY and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Wheeling, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 13, 1934

WRIGHT, Mary (Jobe)
Mrs. Mary Jobe Wright was born Jul 5, 1839 and departed this life Jul 10, 1934 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kitchen, in Louisa. She had been a member of the Baptist Church 60 years. She died in the triumphs of a living faith. She leaves to mourn her passing, 4 daughters, Mrs. C. C. Kitchen of Louisa, Mrs. Priscilla Johnson of Oregon, Mrs. Elizabeth Cary of Ringoes Mills, Fleming County, KY, Mrs. W.P. Clay, Hitchens, KY, 3 sons, W. J. Wright, of Greenup, KY, C. W. Wright of Marytown, WV, and E.J. Wright of Ashland and a host of grand and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

YOUNG, Millard F.
In loving remembrance of our dear brother, Millard F. Young, who departed this life Jul 5, 1934. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

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AUSTIN, Helen May
Helen May Austin, 11 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Austin of Ashland, passed away Thursday. She is survived by her grief stricken parents and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lambert of Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Austin of Yatesville. Funeral service was held Friday afternoon from the Free Will Baptist Church in Kenova, WV. Rev. Skaggs officiated and interment was in the Docks Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

BAILEY, Donald Edward
Donald Edward Bailey, 6 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett Bailey of Catlettsburg, died Sunday after a short illness. The deceased is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, Corbett, Jr., and Virgil Lee, his paternal grandfather, K. f. Bailey and grandmother, Mrs. Sinie Eldridge of Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

BARTLEY, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. Albert Bartley, of Rockhouse died at the hospital here following an illness of 3 months. Her death was caused by meningitis which followed mastoiditis. Born at Rochhouse she was the daughter of James and Parazada Rowe Coleman and spent all of her life in the Marrowbone section. On Nov 4, she was married at Clintwood, VA to Albert Bartley, who survives her. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Harold Blake Bartley only a few days old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

BOGGS, Edith
Word was received here this morning of the death of Miss Edith Boggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Boggs of Olive Hill, which occurred early Thursday morning. Miss Boggs came here about 2 weeks ago for a visit with a friend, Miss Sophia Roberts, and shortly after her arrival she became sick and was taken to the Louisa General Hospital. Her parents came and had her removed to her home at Olive Hill where she succumbed Thursday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

The funeral service for Miss N. Edith Boggs were conducted at the Christian Church at Olive Hill Saturday afternoon by Rev. C. W. Noll. Her death was caused by an attack of Bright’s disease. She was a graduate of the Olive Hill High School and University of Kentucky. She was also a member of the high school faculty, worthy matron of the Oder of the Eastern Star No. 290, and was prominent in social and civic affairs. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Boggs and 5 sisters, Verna, Marjorie, Thelma, Ora Lee and Helen. Interment was made in the city cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

BOYD, Dovie
Miss Dovie Boyd, 26 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Boyd, of Georges Creek, passed away Friday morning in a local hospital following an illness of 8 weeks. Funeral service was held from the home Saturday with Rev. G. C. Bevins and Rev. John VanHoose officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Miss Boyd had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 9 years. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Noah Scarberry and Miss Clifton May Boyd, at home, and 3 brothers, Cecil, Mitchell and Ernest Boyd, all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

BURGESS, Ed F.
Ed F. Burgess, 73, prominent merchant of Georges Creek, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, following an illness of 7 months. A son of the late Gordon and Louisa Pruitt Burgess he had spend practically all his life in the vicinity where he did. His first wife, Mrs. Victoria Bond Burgess died in 1924. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery near Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pricie Preston Burgess, 4 sons, Gordon C. Burgess of Richardson, Autie Burgess of Fort Gay, Charles E. Burgess of Richardson, and Clyde E. Burgess of Patrick. His sister, Mrs. Alice Swetnam died recently at her home at Elliottsville, Rowan County, and the body was brought to the family cemetery for interment . She was the widow of Dr. John W. Swetnam. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

BURKE, J. T.
Inez, county seat of Martin, had another bad accident Friday, Jul 27, while constructing a swinging bridge across Coal Water Creek some part of the cable broke causing the bridge to fall in, Mr. J. T. Burke, who was supervising the work, with 3 other men, Clell Horn, Rodolph Horn and Lowell Johnson and 3 or 4 small boys were on the bridge at the time it went down. Mr. Burke was killed instantly, his neck striking a 6 x 6 scantling was broken. None of the others were hurt, except a few slight bruises. Mr. Burke was a good citizen and said by many above the average, he was a good husband, a good father, he loved his family and was faithful in providing for their every need. He leaves a wife and 6 children, 4 of whom are gown and 3 sisters. The funeral was conducted from the Missionary Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. J.M. Bell and Dr. J.R. Fairchilds, the attendance being, one of the larges ever held in Inez. A large concourse of friends followed him to his last resting place in the old Cassady cemetery. This makes 3 sudden deaths by accident in Inez in less than a year, some time in December, 1933, uncle Dick Cassady, father of Attorney Earl Cassady, was run down by an automobile and killed instantly and a few weeks later uncle Jack Cassady, father of L. B. Cassady, of the firm of B. F. Richmond and Company, was killed in an automobile accident. Mr. Burke married Miss degree Cassady, the daughter of L. B. Cassady, which makes all 3 deaths in the Cassady family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

CASE, Rev. Andy J.
Rev. Andy J. Case of Varney, Pike county, a Baptist minster, fell dead in the pulpit on the Rockhouse Fork of Big Creek, Sunday, while delivering a sermon. He had been in pool health for some time, Case moved to Varney from Floyd County a few years ago. He is survived by  his widow and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

CASSADY, Granville R.
A good and useful life came to a close on Wednesday morning, Aug 22, 1934, when the soul of Granville R. Cassady took its homeward flight after an illness of several weeks. The son of John S. and Caroline C. Cassady, he spent his entire life in that community, largely in service for others. He was born Dec 17, 1891, and was 42 years and 8 months of age. His education was gained in the schools of Martin County and for 21 years he was numbered among the county’s very best teachers. He became a member of Inez Baptist Church (Missionary) in 1911 and the same year was elected clerk of the church, which position he filled until his death. He also served as Superintendent of the Sunday school for the past 4 years. He was married to Telia Hensley and 7 children were born to them. One died in infancy and the following survive: Corrine, Dewey, June, Warren G., Augustus and Holmes. Besides his wife and the above named children, he is survived by his parents,  and the following brothers and sisters all of whom reside at Inez: B. W. and William Cassady, Mrs. A. V. Mills and Miss Maude Cassady. The funeral was held at the Inez Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon Aug 23 and was attended by a large company of sorrowing friends and relatives. Interment was made in the family cemetery. The family has the deepest sympathy of the community. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

CHILDERS, Mrs. Harve
Following a brief illness, the death of Mrs. Harve Childers, 63, occurred at her home in Hampton City from a heart attack. She was a native of Boyd County, born in the Whites Creek community and had been a resident of Catlettsburg 24 years. The deceased was a member of the Whites Creek Methodist Church, in the activities of which she always took a prominent part. Mrs. Childers is survived by her husband, 6 son, Charles, Steve, Henson, Mack, Leonard, and James all of Catlettsburg; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mont May of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ewell Lockwood of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ben Vanhorn of Buchanan and Mrs. Nelson Robinette of Whites Creek, one brother, Jes Blankenship of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted form the Missionary Baptist Church in charge of Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor of the church, and Rev. McCoy. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

COLLINS, Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce Collins, 56, of Stafford Addition, died Sunday after an illness of several months. Mr. Collins had been living in Paintsville for more than 25 years. He was a veteran of the Spanish-Amerian War and a member of the organization. Surviving him are his wife, Corilda Collins, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Belcher, and one son, Bascom B. Collins of Paintsville and one brother, Sherman Collins of Prestonburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

COPLIN, Edgar
Edgar Coplin, 33, an oil well driller, employed by Luther McIntosh in Floyd County, who is a contractor for the Island Gas Corporation, died a the Paintsville Hospital. His death was due to taking poison through mistake, it is reported here. Mr. Coplin was found in his hotel room at Prestonsburg in an unconscious condition. Mr. Coplin was a resident of Ashland and the body was taken there for burial. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jeanette Coplin, 2 sons, Guy Richard and Fred Jennings Coplin and one daughter, Virginia Louise Coplin all at home and by his parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

CRABTREE, Elizabeth Susan
Mrs. Elizabeth Susan Crabtree, aged 48 years, died Wednesday. She was the daughter of J. E. Boyes and the late Jane Polley Boyes. Funeral services will be held from the home of her father on Little Hurricane Friday the Rev. C. H. Farmer of Wayne, WV, officiating. Interment under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. She had been a member of the Baptist church 3 years. Surviving are her husband, M. T. Crabtree, her father, and stepmother, 3 daughters, Mrs. N. K. Lambert, Fort Gay, WV, Mary Lena and Lorraine, at home, and one son, Woodrow; at home. Also 3 half sisters, Misses, Iris, Ellen and Lottie Boyes of Fort Gay; 9 brothers, Grover, Vinson, and Alfred of Fort Gay, WV, Isaac, John, Paul, Asa, of Rittman, OH, Pharoah of Virginia and Garland of Buffalo, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

DAMERON, Harold
The badly decomposed body of 8 year old Harold Dameron, who was drowned when his parents home swept away by the cloudburst which struck on Buffalo Creek, near Grayson, Friday, Aug 10, was found half buried in a mud bank, near the home of Andrew Womack by Leonard Brammell early Tuesday. The growling of 2 dogs that had found the body had attracted Brammell to the scene. Harold and his brother, Lafayette, 4 years old, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dameron, of Everman, were carried away from their home by the flood waters which swept their home from its foundation and dashed it to pieces a short time later. The body of the younger boy was found early Friday, but the body of Harold was not found until Tuesday, in spite of a wide spread and minute search made by more than a hundred men, boys and women. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

DANIELS, A. C.
Prestonsburg, KY, Aug 24—The body of A. C. Daniels, 45, former Prestonsburg policeman, was found early today on the grounds of the graded school here with 2 bullet wounds near the heart. A .32 calibre revolver lay under the body. Police said Daniels had taken his own life. Letters found on the body, all written by Daniels, signified the man’s intentions of killing himself, they said. One letter was addressed to a brother, John Daniels, of McRoberts, KY, another to a son, William, 21, of Prestonsburg and a third to Arthur Blackburn, Prestonsburg policeman. No motive for Daniels’ ace was disclosed. Daniels was convicted of slaying his wife, Mrs. Minnie Daniels, in Aug 1932, at which time he was wounded. Sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, Daniels was pardoned several months ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

DAWSON, Victoria
Mrs. Victoria Dawson, 75 years old, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Billups in Fort Gay, Jul 25 following an illness of 5 weeks. Funeral service was held Thursday morning from the Billups home with Rev. Enoch Scraggs officiating. Interment was made in the Bartram Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Warden, of Kenova, Mrs. Boyd Thompson of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Sam Billups of Fort Gay and one brother, Steve Pinson, of Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

EDWARDS, William
In sad but loving remembrance of my dear father, William Edwards, who departed this life Jul 24, 1934. Born Oct 3, 1881, he was 53 years of age. He was a kind and devoted husband and father and is greatly missed by his family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

ENGLAND, James
James England, 17 years old, of Magoffin County, died in a Huntington hospital Thursday of last week of injuries received when he fell trying to jump from a train in Greenup Wednesday morning. England, who was visiting relatives there, and Charles Oney, 17, had hopped rides on trains to Columbus, OH, Tuesday and were returning Wednesday morning. Oney alighted safely from the moving freight train, but England in his attempt to alight was thrown from the train and his had struck the end of a cross tie fracturing his skull which caused his death. The body was taken to Magoffin County for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

FOSTER, Sarah Ellen
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Foster, 79, widow of the late Robert C. Foster, died Friday at noon at her home on Trace Branch, 5 miles east of Fort Gay, after a lingering illness. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon from the home with interment in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiated. She had been a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church 40 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. H. H. Artrip and Mrs. C.C. Woodall of Huntington, Mrs. R. L. Noble of Kenova, and 3 sons, Robert Foster of Mullens, WV, Cecil Foster of Huntington and Ben Foster of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

GEARHEART, Wendal Arthur
Funeral services for Wendal Arthur Gearheart were held Friday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Eastham of Cannonsburg. Services were conducted by Rev. L. D. Roe. Interment was made n the Martin Cemetery at Cannonsburg. In addition to the parents, he is survived by one sister, Elinor Sue and one brother Teddy and several relatives. The child died after a brief illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

GILLETTE, Charles L.
Charles L. Gillette, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Gillette of Wayne County, WV passed away Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital after an illness of 5 days of diabetes. Funeral service will be held Friday morning from the Gillette home, 2 miles this side of Wayne on the Fort Gay-Wayne road with a  short service following at Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington where interment will take place under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. B. R. Prichard of Wayne, Miss Helen Gillette, at home, 3 brothers, Billie and Jack at home and R. W. Gillette of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

HALE, Ben
Ben Hale, wealthy Nebraska rancher and native of Floyd County, committed suicide at his home at Cody, Neb., Jul 18, according to information by relatives in this county. He was about 60 years old. Mr. Hale had suffered from cancer for some time, it is said, and went home from the field where he was working, suffering intense agony. A physician was called, but before his arrival, Mr. Hale had fired a shot into his brain. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hale, the victim is remembered by many residents of this and Magoffin Counties. He moved about 24 years ago to Nebraska where he became quite wealthy owning at the time of his death, it is said, a ranch of 5,000 acres. He was a citizen of the highest repute. Surviving him are his widow, the former Miss Mary Carpenter, of Salyersville, 14 children and the following brothers and sisters, John Hale of Middle Creek, James Hale of San Francisco, CA, Mrs. Martha Hale and Mrs. Mary Stephens, Seymour, MO. Burial was made at Cody. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

HANDLEY, Minnie
News of the death of Mrs. Minnie Isabel Handley has been received by relatives here. She passed away at her home in Bellingham, WA where she had resided many years. Mrs. Handley was 74 years of age and was reared in this county. She was a sister of Mrs. Elwood Hutchison and Miss Lizzie O’Neal of Busseyville, W. D. O’Neal of Catlettsburg, and Joe O’Neal of Kenova, WV. Surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

HARRIS, Walter Perry
Walter Perry Harris, 37, of Prestonsburg, was fatally injured Jul when a truck in which he was riding while employed as an engineer for the Civilian Conservation Corps was sideswiped by another truck near Madisonville, KY. He died the following day as a result of a skull fracture. The victim was a son of Malcolm and Mrs. Rosa M. Harris well known resident of Prestonsburg. He was a civil engineer. For several years Mr. Harris was an engineer for the Kentucky & West Virginia Power Company and he also died important work for the city of Prestonsburg and Floyd County. Mr. Harris was a World War veteran, having served in the navy at Newport News, VA. He was a Baptist in belief. Surviving him are his parents, one brother, Eugene P. Harris and the following sisters, Mrs. Maude Ben???, Mrs. Minta Hammond, Mrs. Mary Osborne, Mrs. Mattie H. Neeley, all of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Eunice Richmond of Kermit, WV. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. Military honors were accorded Mr. Harris by a firing squad from Floyd Post, American Legion, of which he was a member. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

HICKS, Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Smith Hicks, 70, died Saturday at her home on Middle Creek, near Pyramid, a victim of an illness extending over 2 years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McGeary, Mrs. Hicks was born and reared on Middle Creek, where she resided throughout life. Mrs. Hicks was first married to the late R. T. (Dock) Allen, who died about 50 years ago. Surviving children of this union are Elliott Allen, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Dave Hicks, Pyramid, Mrs. Tom Ousley, Hippo, and Mrs. James Risner, Alger, OH. Her second husband survives and of this union the following children survive: Mrs. Jack Allen, Mrs. Frank Prater, Mrs. Miley Prater, Grover, Troy and Ernest Smith, all of Middle Creek and Mrs. Chris Johnson of Texas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

HILL, Dr. A. L.
Dr. A. L. Hill, of Prestonsburg, house floor leader in the 1934 session of the Kentucky general assembly and a candidate for the democratic nomination as congressman from the seventh district, died early Monday from Uremia and complications. He was 47 years old. Dr. Hill, a dentist was first elected to the general assembly in 1922. The body was taken to Prestonsburg where funeral arrangements were made. Dr. Hill was born May 8, 1887, the  son of Sam and Alice Hill. During the war he served as a lieutenant in the United States Army. He first entered politics in 1932 when elected representative for the 93rd district, Floyd County. He served throughout that session and during the special session in the late summer and fall of 1933. Returning to Frankfort in 1934 for the regular session, after his reelection, he was elected democratic floor leader. He was best known for “fathering” the mining code measure and the $500,000 free textbook bill passed by the 1934 legislature. He was chairman of the 1934 house oils and minerals committee and several others. He remained in Frankfort until after the 1934 special session ended, despite his illness. Dr. Hill is survived by his widow and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

HINKLE, A. L.
Injured in a railway accident, A. L. Hinkle, 43, of Williamson, formerly of Huntington, a brakeman for the Norfolk and Western Railway, died in a hospital in Welch, Monday. Hinkle suffered the loss of both legs Sunday night when he attempted to throw a switch in the Eckman yards to derail a boxcar and fell under its wheelers. His widow and 3 children survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

HOLBROOK, Walter E.
Walter Edmond Holbrook, 43, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Holbrook, of Webbville, died Saturday morning in a local hospital of peritonitis, following an operation for appendicitis last Monday. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the Holbrook home. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. He attended Hicksville school. Surviving are the parents, 3 sisters, Irene, Kathleen and Ernestine and 3 brothers, Herman, Eugene and Franklin Davis, all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

JORDAN, James
James Jordan passed away Wednesday morning of this week near Louisa. He was 86 years of age and the son of Judge John J. Jordan, deceased. The family lived at Fallsburg and later in Louisa for several years. Mr. Jordan was well known to the older citizens of the county. He had been in failing health for some time. Interment was made in the Short Cemetery near Yatesville following funeral service conducted by Rev. C.L. Neff of Fallsburg. Mr. Jordan was a brother of John J. Jordan, Mrs. G. C. Short of Yatesville, Mrs. W. A. Berry of Ashland and Marion Jordan of Florida. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

LAMBERT, Helen
Helen Lambert, 1 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lambert passed away Thursday at the home on route 2, Fort Gay, following a 3 weeks illness. Funeral service was held Friday at the Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and one brother, Robert Edward. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

LEMASTER, Rutha (Skaggs)
Mrs. Rutha Lemaster, born Mar 13, 1865, died Thursday, Aug 16, 1934. she had been in failing health several years, but was able to be up most of the time, until she had the second stroke, which rendered her unconscious for 9 days. Then the end came. Rutha was the daughter of the late Lewis C. Skaggs and Nancy Lester Skaggs. She was married to Pleasant W. Holbrook, Dec 17, 1885 by the Rev. Drewy Grimsley. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Esta Walters, who is now living in San Antonio, TX. Pleasant W. Holbrook died Jun 10, 1895. Her second marriage was to Lewis Lemaster. To this union was born one son, Estill L. Lemaster of Flat gap, KY. Lewis Lemaster died Jun 6, 1922. She made her home with her son, Estill, till her death. Among those that survive her are one step daughter, Mrs. Sallie Skaggs of Salyersville, KY and 2 step sons, Millard Lemaster and Roscoe Lemaster. Rutha has 3 brothers and one sister, Mrs. Mary Margaret Skaggs of Roscoe, KY, Mrs. W. H. Skaggs of Cleveland, OH, the late Merida P. Skaggs of Roscoe, KY, and the late Ison Skaggs of Wenatchee, WA. She joined the United Baptist Church Jan 31, 1887, was baptized by the late Drewey Grimsley. She lived a faithful Christian for 46 years until her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Holbrook graveyard on Blaine by Rufus Fannin, Philip Skaggs, Henry Tivis Hamilton and Henry Green. She was laid to rest by her first husband. She was a loving daughter, a devoted wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. Written by her friend and sister in law, Florence Holbrook. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

LYONS, Alice (Craft)
Mrs. Alice Craft Lyons, 61, wife of John Lyons, of Cordell, died Monday afternoon at her home after an extended illness of tuberculosis. Funeral service was held from the home Tuesday afternoon with interment in the family cemetery. Rev. John Morris and Rev. John Wheeler officiated. She was a lifelong member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are the husband, John Lyons, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Steele, of Cordell and a son, Ogla Lyons, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

MALONE, R. C.
R. C. Malone, about 65 years of age, who antecedents are little known but for railway cards in his pockets which indicated that he was a retired train conductor, died in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, Jul 23, as a result of a skull fracture sustained near East Point, Johnson County. Circumstances surrounding the injury of the aged man at first indicated that he had met with foul play, the blow which killed him having been dealt him near the crown of his head and cutting a crude X in his scalp. He never emerged from the coma into which he sank upon being injured. The aged man was injured after work when he suddenly pitched backward, striking his head on the concrete on the Mayo Trail. They were not detained in the case. The victim was buried at Martin. His family, it is said, resides somewhere in Tennessee. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

MARCUM, Emma
Mrs. Emma Marcum, 78 years old, died at her home in Albany, OH, last week after an illness of 9 months. Funeral service was held from the Temple Methodist Episcopal in Albany, of which she was a member. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Barnett of Huntington, 2 sons, Landon and Warden Marcum of Albany and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Lovejoy of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

MCKINNON, Andrew Jackson
Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the Blaine Christian Church for A. J. (Jack) McKinnon, 62, blacksmith of Blaine, who died Monday night in a local hospital. Rev. Herman Ross officiated. Interment was made in the Gambill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. The large crowd attending the funeral showed the respect and high esteem in which he was held. Pallbearers were: Active: Luther Burton, J. L. Hewlette, Bill Thompson, Matthew Bates, Russell Boggs, Reece Cox, honorary, John Damron, Harry Burton, Asbury Holton, Raleigh Butler, Ora Wiseman, Bud Swetnam, Enoch Wheeler, Benson Roberts and Luke Lyon. Mr. McKinnon’s death followed a week’s illness of uremic poisoning. He was a native of Virginia and went to Blaine 17 years ago. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Janie Cheek McKinnon, 4 daughters, Mrs. H. C. Kidd, of Blaine, Misses Flora, Terry and Pearl McKinnon, at home, 2 sons, Harry McKinnon of Richardson, and Lon McKinnon at home, and one sister, Mrs. Edward Powers of Knoxville, TN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

MEADE, Charles William
Funeral rites for Charles Meade, 92, of Meads Branch, who passed away at his home Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home with the Rev. G. V. Pack and Rev. G. C. Bevins, officiating.  Interment was made in the Meade cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician.  The Mutual Protective Association, of which he was a member, held their ritual at the grave. Mr. Meade was eating his dinner when he took seriously ill and died thirty minutes later.  He was one of the county’s prominent farmers and was a Civil War veteran.  He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for twenty-five years.  His wife, Mrs. Mary Austin Meade, died in 1930. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E R. Myers, of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Lonzo Hinkle, of Charley, and Mrs. Sherman O’Brian, of Edgarton, WV, and two sons, C. B. Meade, Louisa, R. 1 and Andy Meade, of Delaware, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

MOORE, Eltis Carter
Mrs. Elits Carter Moore, 20 year old wife of Martin Moore, died Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley C. Moore at Ellen, this county. She had been a member of the Seven Day Adventist Church for 2 years. Funeral service was held Thursday morning at the Carter Cemetery at ellen with Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment was made there under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the husband and parents. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

MYERS, William
News of the death of William Myers, nephew of Mrs. Billy Riffe was received here Tuesday. Particulars of his last illness were not given. He lived in Westernport, MD and interment took place there on Tuesday. He was the son of Ben Myers and Mrs. Lena Yates Myers and lived in Louisa after the death of his parents, with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yates for some time. He was a veteran of the World War and is survived by his wife and a son 11 years old. After leaving here he was located at Keyser, WV later going to Maryland where he had resided the past few years. William Myers had many friends in Louisa to whom news of his death brings sadness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

NAPIER, Bettie
Mrs. Bettie Napier, 74, of Huntington, who died Thursday afternoon after a brief illness was buried in the Highlawn Cemetery, Saturday following funeral services at the Alexander Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Charles and Clifford Napier, of Huntington, Alderson and Roy Napier of East Lynn; 6 daughters, Mrs. T. Cobb, Mrs. Dock Bowen of Huntington, Mrs. Dora Dickinson and Mrs. Wade Ferguson of Wayne, Mrs. Oliver Aurthor of Ethel, WV and Mrs. Will Mucklow of Spartanburg, SC, and a brother, S. S. Davis of Ceredo. Her grandson will be the pallbearers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

PATTON,
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Patton, of Prichard died Aug 19. Funeral service was held Sunday with interment in the Lakin Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

PFENING, Henry, Sr.
Henry Pfening, Sr., 73, died at his home in Paintsville Thursday following a prolonged illness of 2 years duration. Mr. Pfening came to Paintsville about 20 years ago with the North-East Coal Company and became one of the city’s leading citizens. He became mine foreman for the company and remained in that capacity up until 2 and a half years ago when he was forced to resign because of failing health. Besides his widow, he is survived by 3 sons, Paul Pfening, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Henry Pfening, Jr., and Fred Pfening both of Columbus, OH. Short services were held from the home Sunday after which the body was taken to Wellston, OH where funeral services and burial took place Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

PRESTON, Paul Edward
The funeral rites of little Paul Edward Preston, age 2 years and 3 months, who passed away Thursday Aug 23rd, were held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Preston, of Rossmore. They were formerly of Patrick, KY. Officiating was Rev. H. C. Hager of Williamson, WV. Interment was made in the Hatfield Cemetery under the direction of J. Wyatt, mortician. Paul Edward suffered 2 weeks with pneumonia. All was done for hi that could have been done, but God knew best, and called him home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

QUEEN, Walter
Walter Queen, native of Wayne County, died on Monday of last week at his home at Lodgepole, NE, at the advanced age of 82 years. Death came as the result of dropsy and complications due to old age. The deceased was born and reared in Wayne County and for most of his life lived at the mouth of Beechy Branch in Grant district. He had lived in Nebraska for 22 years and he last visited in Wayne County about 15 years ago. Funeral and burial services were held at his Nebraska home in the Lodgepole community. He is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Kish Adkins of Wayne, Mrs. Wayne Browning of Logan, Millard and Jay Queen who lived at Lodgepole, NE. the widow also survived, who is now 75 years old and the daughter of Big John Maynard and a sister of Tom Pat Maynard of Kiahsville. Two brothers are left George Queen of Kiahsville and Wiley Queen of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

RICE, John Edgar
Word has reached Paintsville of the death of John Edgar Rice, 16 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Verne Rice of Wellsville, OH. “Jack” as he was popularly called was a sophomore in the Wellsville High school, building a brilliant rank as a student. His genial disposition and high character endeared him to all. He was the eldest and much beloved grandson of Mrs. H. B. Rice of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

SAMMONS, Joseph Carl
Joseph Carl Sammons, 29, passed away Wednesday night after an illness of 6 weeks. He was employed on the extra force of the C & O Railway Company. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon from the home on Griffith Creek. Interment will be in the Franklin cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the parents, C. A. and Mrs. Mary Frances Sammons, 2 sisters, Misses Nannie and Lucy Sammons, at home, 4 brothers, John Wayne and Lawrence Sammons of Louisa, and Earl and Clarence Sammons at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

SCARBERRY, Bonnie Doris
Bonnie Doris Scarberry, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Scarberry of Charley, passed away Wednesday morning after an illness of 4 days. Funeral service was held Thursday at Mary’s Chapel with interment in the Mary Chapel Cemetery, Rev. Green Pack officiating. She is survived by her parents, one sister, and a twin brother, Russell Morris. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

SCOTT, Ivan
A heart ailment of several years caused the death of Ivan Scott, well known Pike County resident who dropped dead at his home on John’s Creek,. He was 55 years old. For several years, Mr. Scott had been suffering with heart trouble but his condition was not considered critical. Several weeks ago he moved from Pikeville to the farm on John’s Creek. Mrs. Scott stated he said he was feeling better than usual. He and one son, Edward, went to the field to repair a fence and he dropped dead a few minutes after starting the work. Born in Johnson County, he was the son of Silas and Martha Dickson Scott. When 11 years old he came to Pike County with his parents and remained here the rest of his life. Sep 26, 1916, he was married to Miss Stella Kinney of Pikeville. He was a Spanish-American War veteran. Besides his widow he is survived by 4 sons and one daughter and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

SEXTON, Lillian Flossie
Mrs. Lillian Flossie Sexton, 16 year old wife of Arnold Sexton of Rush, KY died Saturday night in an Ashland hospital in childbirth, the child a boy, lived but 24 hours. Funeral services for both the mother and son were conducted at the home in Rush Tuesday morning. The Rev. P. E. Thornburg officiated and burial in the Harvey-Young Cemetery on East Fork. Mrs. Sexton is survived by the husband, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Deerfield of Catlettsburg, brothers, Charles Deerfield, of Denton, Millard Deerfield of Catlettsburg and Dan, Earthel, Fred and Harve Deerfield of Rush, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Dillon of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Gertie Presley of Portsmouth and Miss Mary Ellen Deerfield at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

SHEPHERD, Mrs. Andy
Mrs. Andy Shepherd succumbed at her home on Bull Creek, Monday at the age of 76 years to a long illness with asthma and complications. She was a daughter of the late Keen Goodman, of Middle Creek and had been a devout member of the United Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Besides her husband she is survived by several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

SLATER, Hattie
Williamson, Jul 31—Mrs. Hattie Slater, 25, died today after her throat was cut with a butcher knife at her home near Chattaroy. A maid in the Slater home said she saw Mrs. Slater sharpening the knife and called Slater from a garden. She was dead when he reached the house. The county coroner said an inquest will not be held. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

SMITH, Euclair
Mrs. Euclair Smith, 37, of Betsy Layne, died in the hospital, Pikeville, Friday, from septic poisoning. Mrs. Smith was Miss Victoria Wooten before her marriage in 1918. She was born in Wayne County, WV, the daughter of the late Silas Wooten and Mrs. Josie Wooten. Most of her girlhood was spent near Grayson in Carter County. She was a member of the Methodist Church, regular in attendance and devoted in service. One son, Hubert, preceded her in death several years. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Ruth, Clara Virginia, Louella, Mildred, Billy Joe, and Clifford, the 3 weeks old bay now in the care of Mrs. O. P. Smith, of Maytown, sister of the deceased. Three brothers survive: Silas Wooten of Denver, CI, Charles of Twin Branch, WV, and Jack of Detroit. Two sisters besides Mrs. Smith survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Huneywell, KY and Mrs. B. M. Wilhoit of Versailles. Funeral services were held in Betsy Layne from the Mission Chapel Saturday, Rev. Layne in charge. Relatives accompanied the ambulance to Grayson that afternoon and final services were conducted in the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Bear Smith Sunday, Rev. Merrill of Grayson, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

SMITH, William L.
Funeral service for Mr. W. L. Smith was held last Saturday at the home of his son, Mr. Seldon Smith at West Van Lear . His death occurred at his home in Ohio following a stroke of paralysis. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Mr. Smith was a native of Johnson County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, deceased, but moved to Ohio some years ago. He is survived by 3 sons and his wife. One son, Scott Smith, lived in Seattle, WA and was called home by the illness of his father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

STITH, Millard, Jr.
Millard Stith, Jr., 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Stith of Prichard, WV, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday morning after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services were held Thursday from the M. E. Church on Little Hurricane with  interment in the Ellis Cemetery. Surviving him are the parents, 4 brothers, Elbert, Haskell, Lester and Denver and one sister, Audrey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

STRATTON, Tandy
Tandy N. Stratton, 74, and one of Betsy Layne’s most prominent citizens, succumbed Saturday to a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Davis, near Betsy Layne. Mr. Stratton was the son of the late Hezekiah and Mrs. Emma Ross Stratton, who came to this county from Virginia. He was widely known in this county, and held the friendship of hundreds of acquaintances. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Martha Stratton, 2 sons and 2 daughters, Millard and Henry Stratton, Mrs. Laura Crider and Mrs. Ida Davis, all of the vicinity of Betsy Layne. He also leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen May  Mrs. Artie Hunt, Betsy Layne and Mrs. Oma Adams of Boldman. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday from the home by the Rev. Isaac Stratton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1934

TAYLOR, Mrs. Roland
Word was received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Roland Taylor, 49, who died Monday at her home in St. Petersburg, FL, after a brief illness. Interment was made there. Mrs. Taylor, a daughter of the late Lon and Minnie Goff Wellman, was born in this city but moved with her parents when only a small child to Mississippi. She visited relatives here 5 years ago. Surviving are the husband, 7 children and one sister, Mrs. A. F. McFarland of Ellendale, TN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

THOMPSON, Raymond
Raymond Thompson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thompson, of Webbville, committed suicide Monday Aug 13 by firing a bullet from a 22 calibre rifle into his head. It is said that young Thompson got up from the breakfast table and walked to the front porch where he committed the rash act. He died while being taken to the home of a Dr. D.J. Thompson at Webbville. He is survived by his parents, 3 half sisters and a brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 24, 1934

VANCE, Jess
Jess Vance, New Town, WV, succumbed early Friday morning in the Memorial Hospital in Williamson as results of injuries sustained when a wire, stretched low across the road near Red Jacket, caught him under the chin and jerked him from the truck in which he was riding. The accident occurred late Thursday afternoon. Surviving are Mr. and Mrs. Greenway Vance, parent, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

WATT,, Beulah (Thompson)
Mrs. Beulah Thompson Watt, 33, wife of Cecil Watt, died Tuesday morning in the Riffe-Ferguson hospital at Kenova. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Ellen Thompson of the Greenbrier section. Funeral service was conducted from the Baptist Church in Fort Gay Thursday morning with Rev. Gillum of Kenova, officiating. Interment was made in the Bartram Cemetery there. Surviving besides the husband are 3 children, Sylvester, Sanford and Maxine, at home; 3 sister, Mrs. Lena Webb, Mrs. Grace Webb, and Mrs. Meda Bartram of For t Gay, 6 brothers, Will and Charles Thompson of Fort Gay, Luther, Guy and Clyde, Holden, WV and Hobert Thompson of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

WHEELER, Paul
A lodge picnic and outing at Camden Park ended tragically Sunday when Paul Wheeler, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wheeler of White’s Creek near Centerville in Wayne County, drowned near the mouth of Twelve Pole Creek. The Eagles Lodge of Centerville sponsored the picnic and a large crowd attended. Shortly after lunch had been served, the Wheeler lad and 2 younger companions slipped away from the party, went to the creek and went swimming. Young Wheeler started to swim across. About midstream he became exhausted and started threshing about in the water. The smaller boys became panic-stricken and ran for assistance. Park officials summoned the Huntington fire department rescue squad and the body was found an hour later in a deep hole. Fireman were delayed in answering the call when the trailer carrying their rescue boat lost a wheel on Piedmont Road. P. H. Osburn, Wayne County coroner returned a verdict of accidental drowning. In addition to the parents, the youth is survived by 3 brothers, Robert, Franklin and William Wheeler and 4 sisters, Mildred, Freda Mae, Margurite and Maxine Wheeler all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

WRIGHT, Lexie
In memory of our cousin, Miss Lexie Wright, who departed this life Jul 31.She was born at Red Bush in Johnson County and lived there all though life except one year which she spent in Arizona. She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, 2 sisters and one brother. Her cousin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 17, 1934

YOUNG, Millard F.
In loving remembrance of our dear brother, Millard F. Young, who departed this life Jul 5, 1934. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 27, 1934

In loving remembrance of Mr. Millard Young, who departed this life Jul 5, 1934 at his home in Reese, OH. He was born Mar 16, 1908. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Young, 2 children, Vera Louise and George Lincoln, his mother, Mrs. Armanda Young, 5 brothers, Floyd, Mander, Smith, Joe and Arthur, 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Ratcliff and Mrs. Cora Holbrook. His father and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral service was held at his home with Rev. Lemon Scott officiating. Burial was made in the Bethel Cemetery. He told us he was ready to go and then fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. Mrs. Cora Holbrook. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 10, 1934

YOUNG, Rupert
Rupert Young, 30 year old miner for the Consolidated Coal Company at Van Lear, was killed instantly as a result of a mine motor accident Aug 15. He is survived by his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Young of Van Lear. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church of which he was an active and devout member. Burial was in the family cemetery on Hoods Fork. He was married last March to Miss Neva Bayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Bayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 31, 1934

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AKERS, Henry
Henry Akers, 29, was crushed to death early Monday morning when a tractor overturned with him while mowing soy beans on the farm of his father, James W. Akers, at Richardson, 16 miles south of Louisa.  A lug on one of the driving wheels of the tractor penetrated Akers’ chest when the machine turned over on him as he came too close to the edge of the river bank with the tractor and the bank caved in turning the tractor over several times. The accident was witnessed by members of the CCC camp at Richardson, across the river from the Akers’ farm who swam the river to extricate Akers.  He was dead when they reached the scene. Funeral service was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of his father James W. Akers with Rev. O. J. Polly, of Paintsville, Rev. Preston of Portsmouth, and Rev. Holland of Chapman officiating.  Masons of Louisa and Richardson gave their ritual service at the grave.  He was a member of the Masonic Order of Richardson and the Chapter at Louisa.  Henry was a very fine young man, industrious, honest and dependable in every way.  His violent death was a great shock to all friends of the family. Surviving are his parents, three sisters Mrs. George D. Brown, Van Lear, KY; Miss Sally and Miss Jewell, at home; and six brothers, Hartford Akers, U. S. Navy; Goebel Akers, George’s Creek; James W. Akers, Jr., Roderfield, WV; Mack Harry and Richard, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

ARCHER, Dr. E. E.
Last rites for Dr. E. E. Archer, 46, who served 8 years as mayor of Paintsville, and who died from a heart attack early Thursday night, were held from the M. E. Church, South, in Paintsville, Sunday afternoon with Rev. w. I. Canter, the pastor and Dr. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South of Louisa, officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo cemetery. Dr. Archer, a veteran of the World War, serving for more than a year in a hospital near the front, was a member of one of the most prominent families in the Big Sandy Valley. His father is a banker of Prestonsburg and his father in law is head of the Paintsville National Bank. Dr. Archer, in spite of the fact that he was a member of the surgical staff of the Paintsville hospital for several years, found time to participate in all civic movements, which had as their aim the betterment of the community. Dr. Archer was a member of and was active in fraternal affairs and was also a member of the Johnson County Medical Society and of the Kentucky and National Medical Associations and also a member of the Rotary Club and of the American Legion. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie Auxier Archer, by 2 sons, James and George Archer, by 3 daughters, Mrs. Henry Holbrook, Martha Ann and Emma Archer and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Archer of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

BALDWIN, Marie
Mrs. Marie Baldwin, 66 years old, resident of Paris, IL, for many years, died in a sanitarium at Jacksonville, IL where she had been a patient for the past 8 years. Mrs. Baldwin was formerly Marie Fortner and was born in Lawrence County, KY. Her husband, Alex Baldwin, passed away many years ago. Surviving are one son, Fred Baldwin of Chicago, IL, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Julia Fern Baldwin Moore of Paris. Mrs. Baldwin was a sister of George Fortner who lived in Boyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

BERRY, D. J.
D. J. Berry, 79, for 10 or 15 years employed as caretaker at the Catlettsburg cemetery, died at his home there Friday after an illness of several months. Mr. Berry was a native of Lawrence County, but had resided in Catlettsburg for the past 22 years. He was a member of the Pentecost Church and was well known throughout the community. He was an uncle of Mrs. William Fulkerson of Louisa. The deceased is survived by 2 sons, Charles of Putney, WV and Clyde, address unknown, one daughter, Mrs. Ida Thompson of Webbville, KY and a brother, Dave Berry of Lawrence County. His wife preceded him in death in Dec 1932. Funeral service was held from the Pentecost Church in Hampton city Saturday followed by burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. The service a the church was in charge of Rev. Cyrus of Flatwoods, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

BLAKEWAY, Dudley T.
Dudley T. Blakeway, age 29 years, died suddenly at his home in Louisville Thursday from an attack of angina pectoris. He had been in perfect health previous to the attack. Mr. Blakeway was the son of Rev. G. W. Blakeway, of Ratcliff, TX. He came to Kentucky 10 years ago where he met and was united in marriage to Miss Hazel Rice of this city (Paintsville). For the past 4 and a half years he has been a salesman for the Cherokee Dairies of Louisville. The remains were brought to Paintsville. Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist Church Saturday in charge of Rev. A. H. Webb, former pastor. Burial took place in the Mayo cemetery. He is survived by his wife and little daughter, Arlene, age 5 years. Relatives attending the funeral were his brother. W. R. Blakeway and sisters, Mrs. w. B. Hamilton, Mrs. B.F. Taylor and Mr. Taylor of Fort Worth, TX. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

BRAGG, Arthur
Arthur Bragg, 45 years old, died at his home in Auxier Aug 30, after a prolonged illness. He had been an invalid for more than 18 years and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at Buffalo Saturday and burial was in the Stratton family cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mamie (Stratton) Bragg and 2 young daughters, Virginia and Dorothy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

BROWN, Tishia (Warnick)
Mrs. Tishia Warnick Brown, 69, of Richardson, passed away on Thursday night of last week in a hospital in Louisa.  She had been in failing health the past year. Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Wm. and Jane Preston Warnick and was reared at Richardson.  After marriage to Robert Brown she resided in New York City until his death a year ago when she returned to her old home.  She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 45 years. Surviving are three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. T. B. Layne and M. C. Warnick, of Ashland; J. W. Warnick, Williamson, WV; W. M. Warnick.  Miss Mae Warnick and Mrs. Julia Vaughan, of Richardson. Funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon at Richardson by Rev. Sylvester Ball and interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

BURCHETT, Sallie
Information received here from the Western State Hospital, Hopkinsville, KY, says that Sallie Burchett, who was admitted to the hospital from this county (Floyd), on Jul 25, 1934, died there. Hospital authorities have been unable to contact relatives of the deceased and posted notice that, unless the body was claimed within 3 days, burial would be made by the hospital. Inquiry failed to identify the victim as having been from this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

BURTON, Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce Burton, 80, husband of Mrs. Lillie Burton, died Saturday night at his home in Ashland. He was a stationary engineer. Mr. Burton is survived by his widow, 3 sons, Andrew and Joseph Burton of Lucasville, OH and Frank Burton of Carver, KY, 2 daughters, Mrs. Theresa Preston of River and Mrs. Viola Meade at home and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

CALDWELL, William
At Chillicothe, OH, a man believed to be William Caldwell, 36, of Lawrence County, KY, was found in a dying condition on a street about midnight last Saturday. He had been stabbed in the back with an ice pick and struck over the head with a blunt instrument. He was taken to a hospital. Nothing later has been learned about him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

CALDWELL, William
William Caldwell, 70m of Boyd County, died Friday of pneumonia. “Uncle” Billy had served Boyd County as deputy sheriff and county commissioner. Mr. Caldwell was born on Bear Creek in Boyd County and for a few years he resided in the county of Lawrence. He is survived by his widow, 3 sons, L. C. Caldwell, who is county superintendent of schools, Ike Caldwell of Ironton and Cecil Caldwell of Catlettsburg and a daughter, Mrs. Byron Laney of Catlettsburg. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church, South of Grassland and of the Green Hill Masonic Lodge at Bolts Fork. Funeral services were conducted from the Grassland Church Monday by Rev. L.D. Rowe. Members of the Bolts Fork Masonic Lodge participated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

CARTER, Sarah Jane (Swetnam)
Near relatives, friends, and many acquaintances were deeply shocked when the news reached Louisa of the passing of Mrs. Sarah J. Carter. “Aunt Sackie” as she was lovingly called, was in her 94th year. She died Wednesday morning after an illness of one week. She had made her home with 2 nieces, Mrs. J. J. Gambill  and Mrs. H. H. Gambill for the past 23 years, since the death of her husband, Millard F. Carter. Her first husband, was John F. Holton. Mrs. Carter was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Swetnam, who came to Lawrence County from Virginia in 1804. She was born at Blaine and lived there all her life, sharing the joys and sorrows of the community for almost a century. She was always interested in things good, pure and true, and those with whom she lived can testify of her fairmindedness, gentleness and sweetness of personality. As a friend Aunt Sackie was loving and loyal and as a Christian just like Enoch—she walked with God. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the Christian Church at Blaine, of which she had been a member for 70 years, with  Rev. J. H. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV officiating. She was a member of the Eastern Star chapter of Blaine and they conducted the service at the grave. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Blaine under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Surviving are 7 nieces, Mrs. J. J. Gambill, Mrs. H. H. Gambill, Mrs. G. B. Burton, of Blaine, Mrs. Charles Carey and Mrs. K. T. Cyrus of Louisa; Mrs. Alma J. Thompson of Sinking Springs, OH and Mrs. Amanda Wellman, Aberdeen, SD, 2 nephews, G. C. and O. B. Swetnam of Wilbur. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

CASSADY, Buddy
Inez has lost another honored son in the person of Buddy Cassady, who died Sep 14, at Allen, Floyd County, KY. Mr. Cassady was employed by the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company, having been with the company for the past 18 years. He made headquarters at Prestonsburg and worked out from there, but his family still maintained the home at Inez. Mr. Cassady was married to Miss Dulcie Cline in 1903. Mrs. Cassady came from some of the oldest settlers of Martin County and they are some of our very best people today. Mr. Cassady’s wife survived him, also 3 children, Robert, Raymond and Ruth and one grandson, Robert Eugene. He was the brother of L. B. Cassady of the firm of B. F. Richmond and Company, merchants of Inez. U. G. Cassady, sheriff of Martin County, Jasper Cassady of the Warfield Natural Gas Company and Mrs. J. E. Maynard of Inez, and a host of friends and relatives, as was shown at the funeral. It was one, if not the largest, attended funerals ever held in Inez. The funeral was conducted from the Missionary Baptist Church, by Rev. J. M. Bell and Dr. J. R. Fairchilds, after which the body was laid to rest in the family cemetery on the old homestead where Mr. Cassady was reared to manhood. This makes 5 funerals the writer has conducted since the first of the year from the Cassady family, all Cassadys, except one, Mr. J. T. Burk, who married a Miss Cassady. This is something unusual to fine in one family in so short a time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

CHAMBERS, Sarah (Ratliff)
Hager Hill, KY—Mrs. Sarah Chambers born Jan 13, 1861, died Sep 15, 1934, age 73 years 8 months and 2 days. She is a daughter of the late W. A. Ratliff and the widow of J. N. Chambers. For the past 17 years she had made her home with her son. W. A. Chambers of Charleston, WV. On the 11th while making arrangements to visit relatives at this place, she fell and broke her hip. She was taken to the Mountain State Hospital at Charleston and everything was done for her that medical science and skill could do but all to no avail. She is survived by the following children: G.C. Chambers, Hager Hill, E. W. Chambers, Denver, CO. and W. A. Chambers, Charleston. The body was prepared for burial at Charleston, WV and sent to Baptist, Wolfe County, KY her old home. The funeral was conducted on the 18th by Rev. W. H. Chambers of Baptist, and Rev. Harlan McClure of West Liberty, KY. The remains were then deposited in the old home cemetery along side of loved ones. For 25 years she had been a consistent member of the Regular Baptist Church. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

 

CLARK, Gaylord
Body of Gaylord Clark, 37m who was shot and fatally wounded by his wife in Williamson, WV, Friday night, was brought to Martin Sunday and burial was made there Monday under the direction of G.D. Ryan. Mrs. Clark was arrested and is under $5,000 bond, it was said this week. She is quoted as saying that she fired a shot from a .32 calibre to frighten her husband. The bullet struck a drain pipe and glancing, struck Clark in his left lung. He lived 2 hours after being wounded. Besides his widow, the victim, is survived by one daughter, his mother, Mrs. Nannie Henstil, Columbus, OH, 4 half sisters, and by one brother, Ed Clark of Martin. Funeral rites were conducted by C. R. Nicholls of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

CYRUS, Alice
Mrs. Alice Cyrus, 71 years old, died Sep 1 at her home at Cyrus. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ida Rutherford, of Ceredo, 3 sons, Floyd, Miller and Jennings Cyrus of Cyrus; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the Cyrus Church, by Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Norris Gilliam, with burial in the Cyrus Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

CYRUS, Mrs. Joe
The death of Mrs. Joe Cyrus which occurred at her home at Smoky Valley last Friday morning followed a lingering illness of complications the past 4 months of which she was confined to her room. She was 61 years of age and the daughter of Al Hays and Mrs. Julia Carter Hays, deceased. Kind and charitable she was held in high esteem by her neighbors and acquaintances and had been a faithful member of the United Baptist Church more than 47 years. She is survived by her husband, 6 daughters and 5 sons, Mrs. Fred H. Wellman and Mrs. John Martin, Louisa, Mrs. Leo Branham, Dehue, WV, and Misses Irene, Roberta and Lucy at home. Rev. Lindsey Cyrus, of Cheap KY, Jeff of Milo, Martin County, Sheridan and Raymond, Louisa and Frank Cyrus at home. Also a sister and 4 brothers, Mrs. George Cordle, Zeal Hays and William Hays of Charley, Tom Hays of Louisa and Lindsay Hays of Ashland and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were held from morning, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett and Rev. Paul Diamond, of Ashland, officiating. Interment was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

DAMRON, Hessie
Death came to Mrs. Hessie Damron, 33, Red Jacket, early Sunday morning in a Williamson hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Damron left her husband, Cloister Damron and several children the former being now confined to the same hospital in a very serious condition resulting from pneumonia contracted after an appendicitis operation. Burial took place at Glen Hayes Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

DANIELS, Cecil, Jr.
Cecil Daniels, Jr., 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Brown of Glenwood, passed away in Louisa, Friday, Sep 21, Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the Hicks Cemetery on East Fork with Rev. Harve Kelly officiating.  Surviving are the parents, 3 sisters, Grace, Martha and Myrtle at home and one brother, Willard, at home. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

DOWDY, Mrs. Sam
Mrs. Sam Dowdy died Wednesday morning at Vessie, this county, after a lingering illness. Bright’s disease was the cause. She was 51 years old. The interment was made in the burial ground near the home. The husband, considerably older and in poor health, survives. . Also 7 children, Mrs. Dowdy’s neighbors speak of her as a good woman who spent her life in working for her family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

DRAKE, Leonidas
Leonidas Drake died at the Passavant Hospital in Braddock, PA, Aug 24, 1934,. He was born in Louisa Mar 26, 1870, a son of the late Matthew and Martha Muncy Drake. Mr. Drake left Louisa in his twenties and accepted work with a steamboat company and served for several years as captain on the Greenwood running-between Pittsburg, PA and Gallipolis, OH. Later he went to Wheeling, WV, where he owned and operated a hotel going from there to Braddock, where he continued in the same work. He was a member of the Masonic Order and Knight of Pythias of that city. He had a kind and genial personality which won the respect and admiration of all who knew him. Funeral service was held in the Presbyterian Church of which he was a member. He was laid to rest in the beautiful William Penn Memorial Park Cemetery in Pittsburgh. The large floral offering was a token of the high esteem in which eh was held by his many friends. Surviving are 3 brothers, Alvah and Henry Drake of Pittsburgh, and Leonard Drake of Braddock, and one sister, Mrs. J. M. McGahey of Philadelphia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

EVANS, Joshua
Joshua Evans, 28 years old, of near Triplett, Wayne County, is dead, his body riddled with buckshot, and his brother, Amos, 24, is in the Wayne County jail as the result of what Amos said was an accident. Meanwhile Sheriff J. Fox Fry and Prosecutor J. Floyd Harrison of Wayne County are investigating, a drama in the dark. Upon the outcome of the investigation, being pursued in the hills along the Big Sandy border where the Evans brothers played as boys, depends the question of whether a murder charge will be place against Amos. Constable John Marcum and state troopers last night heard of a killing in the hills. They went out and brought in the weeping Amos Evans. His story, backed up by his wife, was that Joshua, who was given to wandering, jumped off a freight train that was passing Amos Evans’ farm and approached the home Sunday evening. Amos said that darkness had fallen and he couldn’t see who the oncomer was. He called out. Either there was no answer, he said or the rumble of the passing train prevented him fro hearing the answer. Thinking that a burglar was approaching he fired with his shotgun, he asserted. He ran out and discovered his brother, Joshua dead. Death had been instantaneous. The full charge of the buckshot had caught Joshua in the chest. Amos was held pending further investigation and a coroner’s inquest. Joshua Evans was unmarried. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

EWING, Anna (Burgess)
Mrs. Anna Burgess Ewing, 62, well known and respected colored woman of this city, passed away at her home her Thursday night after an illness of more than a year. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the colored M. E. Church with Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. Holbrook officiating. Interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. This was one of the largest colored funerals ever held in Louisa. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 20 years. Surviving are the husband, James Ewing, 4 daughters, Mrs. Melvin Hayworth and Mrs. Monroe Harris of Mahan, WV, Mrs. Willie Sparks of Huntington and Elizabeth Ewing at home, 3 sons, Chester Ewing, Huntington, Wallace and James Jr., at home, one sister, Mrs. Victoria Hill, Detroit, MI, and one brother, Lee Burgess of Cincinnati and 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Frank Matney, Lon Garrett, Milt Layne, Gene Matney, Robert Burgess and Luther Swetnam. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

FARLEY, W. F.
Dr. W. F. Farley, 68, who for several years has been head of the medical staff of the Main Island Creek Coal Company with offices at Holden, died Wednesday at Holden, according to word received here. Mr. Farley had been connected with the coal company  as a physician for the past 30 years. He was prominently known in Logan County and several years ago was president of the Logan County court. He was a member of the county court for 12 years. Mr. Farley leaves his widow, the former Miss Matilda Moore, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore of Louisa, 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Taylor Hunt of Florida and Mrs. James Wall of Holden and Mr. Frederick Farley who was associated with his father in the practice of medicine at Holden. He also leaves 3 sisters and 6 brothers, Dr. R.F. Farley of Delbarton, WV, Dr. H. H. and Dr. t. f. Farley of Logan are brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

HERALD, Minnie (Bowen)
Mrs. Minnie Bowen Herald, 68, of Westmoreland, wife of Stephen Herald, died Wednesday of last week, while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Chaffin, of Logan. Mrs. Herald was the daughter of H. F. and Margaret Bowen of Wayne County. She was a life member of the Logan chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Vinson Memorial Christian Church, Huntington. Funeral service was conducted Friday morning at the Christian Church of Logan and burial services were held Friday afternoon. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Chaffin are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Olive Spaulding of Westmoreland and Mrs. Lola Blankenbecker of Blackburg, VA; 2 sons, Taylor V. and Samuel Herald of Logan; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vesti Booten and Mrs. Effie Crook of Wayne and 2 brothers, Clovis and Leo Bowe of Huntington. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

HOBSON, W. H.
W. H. Hobson, well known farmer, succumbed to dysentery at his home on the Auxier road, 3 miles below here, Tuesday, after an illness of about 2 weeks. He was 75 years old and was well known throughout the county. Mr. Hobson, popularly known as “Squirrel”, was a devout member of the M. E. Church, South for years. He is survived by his widow and the following children, Lee of Auxier, Lonnie of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Belle Blackburn of Wheelwright, Mrs. Jim Crager, Cliff, Mrs. Norris Blackburn of Prestonsburg, one brother, Sam Hobson of Auxier. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home. Revs. John Laferty and H. B. Sims of the M.E. Church, South, officiating, burial following in the family cemetery.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

HOLBROOK, Mary Lou (Gambill)
Mrs. Mary Lou Holbrook, 76, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Fyffe, after an illness of 15 years and an invalidism of 9 years. For the past 8 years she has lived with Mrs. Fyffe who tenderly cared for her. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gambill. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Martha, Friday morning with Rev. P. H. Skaggs and Rev. Sandy Phillips, officiating. Interment will be made in the Holbrook Cemetery near Martha. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving besides the daughter are 2 sons, Gene E. Holbrook of Columbus, OH and Charles A. Holbrook of Londonderry, OH and one sister, Mrs. J. B. Holbrook of Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

JOHNSON, William H.
William H. Johnson, 76, passed away at his home at Charley Wednesday after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was held Thursday from the Bell Chapel with Rev. D. A. Hayes, Rev. G. C. Bevins and Rev. G. V. Pack officiating. The I.O.O.F. of Charley, of which he was a member, officiated at the grave. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist church for 20 years. Burial was made in the Boyd Cemetery near Ulysses. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Julia Johnson, 2 sons, D. O. Johnson of River and C. B. Johnson of Georges Creek, 3 sisters, Mrs. Albert H. Miller and Mrs. Gilbert Miller of Louisa, Mrs. H. H. Boyd of Ulysses, one brother, Mont Johnson of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

MAHAN, Mrs. Harry
Mrs. Harry Mahan, age 40 years, died at her home at Barnetts Creek Aug 21, following an illness of more than a year from cancer of the breast. Mrs. Mahan had long been a member of the United Baptist Church. She was a member of the Trimble family of Johnson County, a daughter of Nat Trimble. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mahan is survived by her father and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Zelda Picklesimer, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Stella Trimble at home, C.D. Trimble, Betsy Layne, S. D. Trimble, Cincinnati, OH, and T. C. Trimble of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

MCCLURE, Taylor Bascom
Professor Taylor Bascom McClure, one of the most prominent educators of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, died in Huntington, WV, on Friday, Aug 31, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.I. Hager. He was in his 88th years. Since he retired from school work 5 years ago, he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Hager. During the last 2 years he was very feeble and the end was not unexpected. He was born and reared in Lawrence County, KY about 6 miles south of Louisa, being the youngest of 17 children born to William and Lucretia Chapman McClure. One of the number died in his teens but the others lived to old age. Mrs. Elizabeth Robinett died at age 96 in Tennessee. Another daughter, Mrs. Sarah Bloss was 92, Mrs. Nancy Billups of Louisa died in her 87th year, Mrs. Julia Burgess of Louisa was 62. Prof. McClure’s father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and his grandfather was a captain in the Revolutionary Army. His mother was related to Henry Clay. Graduating from the West Virginia University in early manhood, Mr.McClure entered upon an educational career that was successful from the beginning. He possessed to an unusual degree the faculty of imparting knowledge to his pupils. Discipline also was one of his strong points. Having been a pupil of his we know that he was an exceptionally good teacher. Many years ago we heard 2 men who went from his school to two of the great colleges say that they found no instructors there who could surpass him and very few who were his equal.

Only last year the National Education Association offered him position number 2 in a series of 25 portraits of veteran teacher who have made outstanding contributions to American Education progress. Rose Rudin Roosa has position number 1 in the series. The portrait now occupies that high place. He and Henry W. Ferguson conducted a private school in Louisa for a while, and afterward Prof. McClure was at the head of our public schools. During this period he married Miss Alice Burgess, a beautiful and gracious daughter of George Burgess of Kavanaugh, KY. She was his faithful helpmate until claimed by death nearly 6 years ago. “Oakview Acacemy” the private school established by him at Wayne, WV, in 1882, was a blessing to the youth of that community and adjacent territory. His last work was in the high school at Wayne. The thoroughness of his work is demonstrated through those who received their training in his school and have gone out equipped to make their mark in the various professions. There are literally thousands who are grateful to him for his good service to them.

On Sunday afternoon, Sep 2, his body rested in the auditorium of the M. E. Church, South at Wayne while hundreds of sorrowing friends and relatives took a last look a the face of this useful man. The funeral service was such as he would have ordered—a brief talk by a former pupil in purest language, painting a true picture of his subject; soft music by a good local choir, and then the journey to his resting place by the side of his adorable wife in a Huntington Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Workman of Charleston, a nephew of the deceased, was the speaker who so impressively reviewed the life and work of this eminent teacher. Prof. McClure is survived by one daughters, Mrs. “Crete” Hager, and a son, Lawrence McClure, a lawyer in Huntington. Another son died in childhood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

MCSORLEY, James
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Kavanaugh Chapel for James McSorley, 85, one of Boyd County’s oldest and best known farmers, who died at his home at Buchanan Saturday afternoon. Mr. McCorley had been in ill health for a number of years but his condition did not become serious until a week before his death. He was born in Lawrence County, Oct 16, 1849. For the past 55 years he had resided in Boyd County. He was a member of the Southern Methodist Church of Kavanaugh and of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Lodge members participated in the service which was followed by burial in the Kavanaugh cemetery. Mr. McSorley is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. L.H. Meade and Mrs. Charles Chadwick of Ashland, Mrs. M.V. Frazier of Middletown, OH; 2 sons, Wilford of Buchanan and Sam of Maysville, KY, and one sister, Mrs. Joe Merritt of Barboursville, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

MILLER, A. L.
A.L. Miller, 70, founder of the Morehead Insurance Agency, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Gates, 7 miles east of Morehead, where he had gone on business. He died sitting in his automobile. Mr. Miller was agent of the C & O Railway at Morehead until 15 years ago. Surviving are his wife, 5 daughters, Mrs. B. W. Whittaker, Frankfort, Mrs. J. W. Holbrook, Olive Hill, Mrs. Nell Young, Huntsville, AL, Mrs. Edith Proctor, Jenkins and Mrs. Paul Sparks, Blaine, KY and 2 sons, W.E. Miller, Jenkins and Ralph Miller, Morehead. Mr. Miller was born in Blaine, Lawrence County, KY Feb 6, 1864. He had lived in Morehead for the past 39 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

MILLER, Erastus
Erastus Miller departed this life Sept. 11, 1934, age 88 years, eight months and eleven days, at his home on Buffalo Creek near Paintsville.  He was born and reared in Lawrence County where he lived until about 43 years ago when he moved to Johnson County.  He went into the merchandising business in which he made a success.    He was a soldier in the War Between the States. After the war he was married to Emeline Davis.  To this union was born five children, Oliver Miller, of Catlettsburg; Alice Berry, of Ulysses, Freeland, who died five years ago at Catlettsburg; Craton, of Wayne, WV, and Winfield of Nolan, WV.  Also surviving is his wife, formerly Miss Jennie Preston of Johnson County. Funeral service was held at the home and burial in the Preston cemetery overlooking his home. He also leaves three brothers, Allen, Arville and Mack Miller and two sisters, Mrs. Corilda Thompson and Mrs. Lou Hayes of Charley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

NEELEY, Lee
Lee Neeley, 27, of Cliff, died at a hospital, Pikeville, after a month’s illness form a liver ailment. Mr. Neeley was a son of the late Tivia and Amanda Neeley, and was a young man of excellent character. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Baldridge Neeley, 4 children, his step mother, Mrs. Cynthia Neeley and the following brothers and sisters, Henderson and Elzie Neeley of Cliff, Tom, Prestonsburg, Newt of Portsmouth, OH, Frank of Prestonsburg, Estill, Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Dora May of Portsmouth. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Abbott Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

NUNLEY, Cynthia (O’Daniel)
Mrs. Cynthia O’Daniel Nunley, aged 78, passed away Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Wooten, at Fallsburg her death following an illness of one day. She was the widow of Lewis Nunley of Hewlett, who died 12 years ago. She had resided with her son, Frank Nunley, at Hewlett since that time. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from Newcomb Church, at Hulette with Rev. H.L. Shumway, of Catlettsburg, officiating and interment was made in the Harmon Cemetery, under the direction of H.H. Curtright, mortician. Mrs. Nunley had been a devout Christian and will be much missed by her family and in the community. Surviving members of the family are 4 daughters, Mrs. J.E. Leslie, of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. J. A. Frasher of Taylor, KY, Mrs. C. R. Layne of Hewlette, Mrs. E. D. Wooten of Fallsburg, 5 sons, Lewis of Concord, TN,  Bascom of Buchanan, William of Zelda, Frank and Lindsey of Hulette; one sister, Mrs. Hart Nunley of Buchanan, and 2 brothers, Tom O’Daniel of Yatesville and William O’Daniel of Hulette. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

PARKER, Julia
Mrs. Julia Parker, 61, wife of Gerrat Parker, Ashland, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amon Dowler of Pollard Crossing. Death followed an illness of 2 weeks and was due to  heart trouble. Funeral service was held Wednesday morning from the old home place near Webbville, Rev. Morton Berry officiated and interment followed in the Jason Boggs Cemetery in Lawrence County. Surviving are the husband, Gerrat Parker of Houckville, 7 sons, William of this county, Jay of Eagle, WV, Arville of Lorado, WV, Luther of Ashland, Curtis and Okey at home and Estill of Lorado, WV; 3 daughters, Mrs. Amon Dowler, Mrs. Fred Kellen and Miss Elma Parker of Ashland. She had been a member of the Baptist church for the past 40 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

PATRICK, Roy
Word reached Salyersville, of the death at his home in California of Roy Patrick, a son of Mrs. Bascom Patrick of the Burning Fork Road. It is understood he expressed the desire that his remains be cremated and the ashes returned to his native Kentucky hills. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

PERKINS, Wib
Wib Perkins, well known citizen of Paintsville and Johnson County, died at a hospital Monday as a result of lockjaw. He had suffered an injury to his hand necessitating the removal of one of his fingers. His hand became infected and his death resulted. At the time of the accident he was employed as a laborer on the Mayo Trail Bridge over Paint Creek and suffered the injury while at work. Mr. Perkins was about 50 years old and came to Johnson County several years ago from Magoffin County. He is survived by 8 children. Burial Thursday in Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

PRESTON, Joe B.
Joe B. Preston, of Borders Chapel, this county, died Sunday night at the home of his son, Frank Preston, of Allen, after an illness of one month. He was visiting his son when he became ill. Funeral service was held Tuesday and interment made in the family cemetery at Patrick. He was a member of the Methodist Church and one of the county’s best citizens. He was a son of James W. Preston of Richardson. His wife, Mrs. Josie Brown Preston, died in Jan 1933. Surviving are 2 sons, J. Frank Preston of Allen and James W. Preston of Martin, one sister, Mrs. W. D. Borders of Fort Gay. Mr. Preston was  an industrious frugal man, a successful farmer, and a highly esteemed citizen. He was about 70 years of age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

PRINCE, Cecil
Cecil Edward Prince, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Prince was born at Glenwood, KY, May 6, 1933 and died Saturday afternoon at the home near the Backhorn Furnace. The little one had been ill ever since its birth and the good Lord found room where there will be no suffering for it up there. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Leslie Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

RICE, John H.
John H. Rice, 72, of Huntington, WV died Monday in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness. Born on John’s Creek in Floyd County, KY, in 1862, Mr. Rice located in Huntington in 1901. He was widely acquainted, having engaged as a foreman in sewer and street construction in Huntington for more than a quarter century, being thus associated with most of the major civic improvements accomplished there during that period. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Effie Rice, 4 sons, Wade and Thomas of Huntington, Orville of Hitchins, KY and Vernon of John’s Creek, 2 daughters, Mrs. Octavia Reger of Lincoln, NE and Mrs. Fannie Rivard of Los Angeles, CA, a brother, Mose of Banner, Floyd County and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Gunnels of Banner and Mrs. Julia Gross of Prichard, WV. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Farrell Funeral Home and burial Wednesday in Spring Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

RICE, Mary (Hurt)
Mrs. Mary Hurt Rice, prominent social and church worker of Paintsville, died at her home there Tuesday following an illness of only 2 days from pneumonia. News of Mrs. Rice’s death comes as a distinct shock to her host of friends throughout the Sandy valley. She had been a life long Christian and active worker in the M. E. Church, South, there. Mrs. Rice’s husband, Harvey B. Rice, died about 10 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Lucille Rice, at home by 5 sons, Dr. J. Vern Rice of Ohio, Heber Rice of Washington, D.C., Edgar Rice of Huntington, WV, Garland H. Rice of Paintsville, Martin R. Rice of Mt. Sterling, KY, Francis Rice of Pikeville and by 2 sisters, Mrs. C. M. Preston of Ashland and Mrs. Ella DeLong of Minnesota. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

ROBERTS, Jessie
Jessie, the little 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carman Roberts, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Roberts, in West Paintsville, after 2 weeks illness from dysentery. The little daughter was a favorite. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Dr. W. I. Canter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

SANSOM, Herman
Herman Sansom, 30, died instantly Tuesday afternoon near Wayne, the top of his head being sheared off by the double tread rear wheel of a motor truck from which he had been thrown when it was hailed suddenly by the driver as a front spring snapped. The tragedy occurred about a half mile from Wayne. Sansom, employed as a truck driver on a road repair project underway on Route 52 between Echo and Crum, was being taken from Wayne to his home. Surviving besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.C. Sansom, are the widow, Mrs. Cora Sansom, a daughter, Dorcas, 4, 4 brothers, and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

SENTERS, Wray
Funeral rites were held Monday morning from the home on Griffith Creek for Wray Senters, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Senters, who died Saturday at midnight after a year’s illness of tuberculosis. Interment was made in the Senters family cemetery near the home. Surviving are the parents, and 10 brothers Frank and B. G. of Ashland, William of Louisa, Carl of Drift, Proctor, Perry, Drew, Charles Walker and Lester Senters at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

SMITH, James F.
A letter from J. C. McKenzie, at Huntington says the death of Dr. James F. Smith, near Martha, KY, was not a case of suicide as reported last week. He says Dr. Smith had started squirrel hunting and accidentally discharged his shotgun while going through a fence, causing his death. We are glad to make this correction. We made several attempts to get particulars of the death but all our informants said they had learned it was a case of  suicide. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

SNYDER, Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Snyder, age 84, died at his home in Louisa Monday afternoon of this week, after a long period of ill health. He had been almost entirely helpless for 6 months or more, and for about 3 years previous to that time he was in a feeble condition. The funeral was conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the M. E. Church, South, of which he had been a member for 51 years. Rev. H.G. Sowards, the pastor, officiated, and paid a beautiful tribute to this good citizen. The church was filled with friends and relatives. Rev. H. B. Hewlett, who had known Mr. Snyder ever since he came to Louisa, also spoke of his admirable qualities.

The Louisa Masonic Lodge, of which Mr. Snyder was one of the oldest members, took part in the funeral and at the interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Snyder came from Rappsburg, Lawrence county, OH in 1872 and engaged in business. When the Untied States government built five locks and dams in  Big Sandy river, Mr. Snyder was made supervisor of all the dams because of his knowledge of mechanics. He continued in that service until retired on pension under the rules of the Ward Department, which control river and harbor work. He was a son of Henry and Dorcas Wall Snyder was born at Rappsburg, OH, Mar 11, 1850, was reared on a farm and attended the common schools. At the age of 18 he left the farm to learn the blacksmith’s trade with John Gerlock. He came to Louisa to work at his trade some time in 1872 for McClure and Chapman, who were at that time engaged in the timber business.

Mr. Snyder was one of Louisa’s most substantial citizens, always on the right side of questions involving citizenship morals, and integrity. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lucretia McClure Snyder, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carrie Adams of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Arch C. McClure or Norton, VA. One son, Henry G. Snyder, an attorney of Oklahoma City, OK, who is now in China with his daughter and his new grandchild. Two brothers and 2 sisters also survive, Augustus of Louisa, and Davitt of Lakeland, FL, Mrs. John Hall of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. J. S. O’Roark of Morris Plains, NJ. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

STURGELL, Melcena (Hatton)
Mrs. Melcena Sturgell died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Gehringer, in Ashland after several weeks illness. She was born Sep 10, 1843 at Buchanan, KY, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hatton, pioneer settlers of Lawrence County. She was married to James C. Sturgell in 1864. They moved to Catlettsburg and lived there until the death of her husband in 1911. after the death of her husband she made her home with her sons in Alaska and a daughter in California, coming back to Ashland in 1919 and had made her home there since that time. She is survived by  the following children: Garland Sturgell, Skagaway, Alaska, James C. Sturgell, Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. D. F. Parker, Norco, CA, Mrs. William Gehriner, Ashland and Mrs. Grace D. Miller, Chicago, one half brother, Jack Turman of Buchanan and one sister, Mrs. John Webb, Lamar, MO. Mrs. Sturgell was a member of the First Christian church and was a devout Christian worker. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. W. Hagin Sunday afternoon with burial in the Williams Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

THOMPSON, Daniel J.
Daniel J. Thompson, 85, of Lowmansville, died at his home Tuesday. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the United Baptist church at Lowmansville with Rev. G. V. Pack officiating. He was the last surviving member of the Wesley Thompson family and was a good citizen. Mat Thompson is a son of Daniel J. and is the only survivor. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

THOMPSON, Martin V.
Martin V. Thompson, age 62, died suddenly last Saturday morning at his home at Dennis, this county. When stricken he had just finished eating breakfast. A heart attack is believed to have caused his death. The funeral was conducted by Rev. R.H. Cassidy of Fallsburg  on Sunday afternoon in the Thompson family cemetery. H.H. Curtright, mortician, was in charge. Mr. Thompson was a merchant and farmer and was highly respected. He was a son of “Sim” and Delena Wright Thompson. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Laura Chadwick Thompson; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Chaffin of Dennis, Mrs. Harry Burchett of Louisa, Mrs. Ray Short of Cadmus, Miss Erie Thompson at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Wesley Jordan of Louisa and Mrs. Sophie Webb of Ashland, 2 brothers, Landon of Ashland and Fred of Dennis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

TURNER, M. C. (Butch)
M. C. (Butch) Turner, 35, of Prestonsburg, died in a Huntington hospital Tuesday of a crushed skull, internal injuries, fractures of both thighs and fracture of right leg. Estill Burchett, 24, Prestonsburg received chest injuries and serious shock in the same accident. Turner was fatally injured shortly after 11 o’clock Tuesday when the automobile in which he and Burchett were traveling left the highway and plunged over a 30 foot embankment of a bridge on the Huntington-Wayne Road, 2 miles from Wayne. The machine apparently hit a small stone in the road and leaped into space crashing down over the embankment. Burchett was pinned under the wheel. Turner was tossed on top of Burchett and he in turn was pinned by the smashed top of the automobile. Turner was placed in a passing truck and Burchett in an automobile. They met the ambulance a short distance from the wreck and the accident victims were transferred. When the ambulance arrived at Memorial hospital, Turner was dying. Mr. Turner recently bought the Louisa Bakery that is being moved to Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 7, 1934

WHITE, Hazel
Miss Hazel Irene White, 21, daughter of Mrs. Nora White, of Buchanan, died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital after a short illness. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the Mt. Zion Church, near Buchanan, with Rev. H. L. Shumway, of Catlettsburg, officiating. Burial was made in the Ross Cemetery. In addition to her mother, she is survived by several brothers and sisters.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 21, 1934

WHITT, Cassius M.
Cassius M. Whitt, 61, a well known resident of the Road Fork section of near Williamson, died Monday morning in a Huntington hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Whitt had been in the Huntington institution for 3 months following a paralytic stroke. Born and reared in Magoffin County, KY, Mr. Whitt was well known in Williamson, having practiced law with the law firm of Whitt and Shannon. He was also a former divorce commissioner. Mr. Whitt was a member of the Masons. Mr. Whitt leaves his widow and one adopted daughter, Mrs. Everett Hensley, who also lives at Road Fork. He is survived by 7 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 28, 1934

WOOD, Millard Fillmore
Colonel Millard Fillmore Wood, 84, died following a long illness. Col. Wood  was born Nov 13, 1849 at Louisa, a son of John W. and Armessetta Derossette Wood. He had been a resident of Woodford County for 19 years. Before going to that county, Col. Wood served as deputy collector in the U.S. revenue office at Lexington about 20 years. Col. Wood was a prominent Republican and for years had taken an active part in the affairs of his party. He was a men of strong character and integrity of generous and kindly nature, and had a wide circle of friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 14, 1934

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ADAMS, Mrs. C. J.
Mrs. C. J. Adams, 77, died at her home in Chattaroy, WV, Wednesday after an illness of several days. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters and 2 sons, and by several grandchildren all of West Virginia. The body was taken to Ashland where the funeral service with Rev. Trent, pastor of the First M. E. Church, in charge. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

ADKINS, Alice (Leap)
Mrs. Alice Adkins, 28, of Bowen, WV, who died Tuesday morning in a hospital was buried Thursday morning in a Bowen Cemetery following funeral services a the Bowen Church. Surviving are the husband, Audie Adkins; 4 sons, Farney, Harlan, Donald and Franklin Adkins; 3 daughters, Misses Bertie, Joan and Zulanay Adkins, all at home the mother, Mrs. Melinda Leap of Bowen, 2 brothers, Clate and Elmer Leap of Barboursville and 2 sisters. Mrs. Gracie Both of Wayne and Mrs. Sadie McClellan of Lavalette. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

AKERS, John P.
John P. Akers, 74, of Whites Creek, who died Sunday morning at his home was buried in the family cemetery there following funeral services Tuesday at the Whites Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Alonzo Wright of Wheelersburg, OH, and Rev. M. R. McKinster of Wayne County, officiating. Surviving are the widow, 3 sons, Dr. R. M. Akers of Kermit Hobart Akers of Kenova and Kent Akers of Whites Creek; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Johnson of Wheelersburg and Mrs. W. H. Kelly of Kenova; 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was a native of Johnson County, born near Paintsville, but had resided at Whites Creek for many years. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

BOOTH, Marion
The Rev. Marion Booth, of Van Lear, died at his home Oct 14. He was 78 years old and had been a minister in the United Baptist Church for many years. He had been ill for some time and even though his death was not unexpected his passing was a shock to a host of friends. He is survived by 2 daughters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

BRANHAM, Joseph
With the passing last Tuesday of Joseph Branham, 89 years old, of Boons Camp, the ranks of the Confederate soldiers in Johnson County have been almost depleted. One of the best like citizens of this section of the state, “Uncle Joe” as he was known near and far, was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was in several minor engagements during the Civil War, but was not seriously wounded. Uncle Joe was born in Wise County, VA, and came to Johnson County at the close of the war. He married Exer Ward of near the mouth of Greasy Creek now known as Offutt. His wife died more than a year ago. Uncle Joe had lived with his son, Tandy Branham, who waited on him. Besides Tandy, Mr. Branham is survived by sons, Will of Mingo, Steve of Offutt, John of Weeksbury and Joe Branham of Odds, daughters, Mrs. Mary Wells, Odds, Mrs. Melvina Arrowood,, Waverly, Ohm and Mrs. Martha Ward Boons camp. Also nearly 100 grandchildren and great grandchildren survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

BYINGTON, Laura (Fannin)
Mrs. Laura Fannin Byington, 75 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. B. Stanley, in Ashland, after an illness of 4 days following an attack of apoplexy, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Byington was born in this county. Surviving her in addition to the daughter are 3 other daughters, Mrs. Belle Bryant Mrs. Sophie Copley of Buchanan, Mrs. Emma Teele of Huntington, 3 sons,  Alonzo Byington of Buchanan, M. F. Byington of Ashland and Paul Byington of Washington, D. C., 5 brothers, Rev. I.N. Fannin of Pedro, OH, Roel Fannin of Portsmouth, OH, Alpha Fannin of South Portsmouth, OH, and Coster Fannin of Buchanan, 5 sisters, Mrs. Monk Queen of Rush, Mrs. Henry Lambert and Mrs. Grant Powers of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb of Ashland and Mrs. Frank Stewart of Estep and 39 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

CASTLE, Vessie (Wallace)
The life of Mrs. Vessie Castle, widow of G. W. Castle, came to a close Tuesday afternoon when she peacefully passed away in her home on Maine Street in Louisa at which place she had lived for more than 70 years and was the oldest resident citizen in the town. Mrs. Castle, the daughter of Thomas Wallace and Mrs. Mary Moore Wallace, was one of a family of 8 children, all of whom preceded her in death, she being the last of her generation. She is survived by her foster son, George C. Mauger, who moved to Louisa with his wife and 2 children from Philadelphia, PA only about 3 months ago. He is the son of Robert and Vessie McClure Mauger, niece of Mrs. Castle. Miss Margaret Hatcher of Louisa, is a niece and Mrs. Byron Young, a great niece. Born Apr 12, 1845, she was 89 years of age and had been in ill heath the past year, but had lived alone until 3 months ago. Mr. and Mrs. Castle resided in Washington D. C. several years where he filled an important position in the Treasury Department. They were among the prominent and esteemed citizens of Louisa. Mrs. Castle was a sister of Mr. F. T. D. Wallace and Mrs. R. C. McClure, deceased. She was the oldest member of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South, having united with the church 74 years ago. Mrs. Castle was a granddaughter of Frederick Moore, who laid out the city of Louisa about 114 years ago. She was well educated and very intelligent. Mr. Castle was a lawyer and was County Attorney at the time of his death. Found among a collection of clippings, copied in her own hand writing was the following verse, evidently copied many years ago and probably in Washington, as it was done on Treasury stationery:

“And so it seems that this is death
Yet so seems only, for instead
Her life is just beginning—and this
Is but an empty chrysalis;
While she unseen to mortal eyes
Now wings her way in brighter skies
Beyond this world of seeing.”
Unknown

Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, South, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Dr. H. G. Sowards, her resident pastor in charge, after which her remains were laid to rest in Pine Hill cemetery by the side of her husband who passed away in Nov 1922. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

COLDIRON, Judge R. M.
Catlettsburg—Judge R. M. Coldiron died Tuesday at Ashland. Judge Coldiron was born in Magoffin County and was 75 years of age. He had been a carpenter and served as police judge of the city of Catlettsburg. He is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, and one son, John F. Coldiron of Greenup. Two sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Meade and Mrs. James McCarty both of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

 

DAMRON, Mrs. M. C.
DAMRON, M. C.
DAMRON, Bobby Jean
Mrs. M. C. Damron, of Red Jacket, recently died in a Williamson hospital after 4 operations had been performed for cancer. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Meade of McAndrews, KY. M. C. Damron, 31 years old, her husband, died in the same hospital, following an operation for appendicitis a few days after Mrs. Damron’s death. Mr. Damron was the son of Floyd Damron of Glenhayes, Bobby Jean, the 4 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Damron, died Sep 9, at the home of his grandparents at McAndrews. Mrs. Damron was buried Aug 28. Mr. Damron Sep 4 and the child, Sep 9. all were buried in the Damron cemetery near Glenhayes, with Rev. J. M. Young conducting the services. Six children survive. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

ESTEP, Ora
The body of Ora Estep, 39, resident of Chaffie, Catlettsburg, whose body was found in the Ohio river at Normal, Ashland, early Saturday morning was laid to rest in the Ashland Cemetery Sunday morning following services at the grave. The service at the graves was held at 10 o’clock and was preceded by a short private service held at the home of Mrs. .R. Estep, mother of the deceased. Rev. Earl Dulaney, pastor of the Ashland Holiness Tabernacle, was in charge of the service and assisted by Rev. Jean Phillips, pastor of the First Nazarene Church of Ashland. The song service was in charge of the Catlettsburg male quartet. Estep had been missing from his home since last Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock. He was the son of Mrs. J.R. Estep of Catlettsburg, formerly of Buchanan, and was well and popularly known. His many friends will regret to learn of his death. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, and 3 children, Ora James, Clarence Arthur and J. R. Estep. Four sisters, Mrs. T. P. Ross of Buchanan, Mrs. Paul Turman of Huntington, WV, Mrs. W. A. Greene of Ashland, and Mrs. L.P. Richardson of Catlettsburg, survive. Two brothers, Haskell and Allen Estep, both of Catlettsburg, also survive. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

FANNIN, Henry
Henry Fannin, 82, a prominent and well known farmer of Estep, died at his home there Wednesday morning. He had been in poor health for the past 7 years. News of Mr. Fannin’s death brings sorrow to his wide circle of friends and relatives. Mr. Fannin had been a life long member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, 5 sons, Bascom, Ike, George, Millard and Haskell Fannin all of Estep and 4 daughters, Mrs. Eva Smith, of Columbus OH, Mrs. Nellie Abbott, of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Emma Hern and Mrs. Bertha Higgins of Estep. Funeral rites will be held from the home at Estep Friday afternoon and burial will follow in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

FRY, Gobel
Gobel Fry, 33 years old of Radnor, was shot and killed Sep 28. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sula May Fry, 5 children, Willard, Lois, Helen, Corine and S. J., sisters, Mrs. Manda Porter, Mrs. Georgia Fry and Mrs. Lizzie Mullens all of Holden, Mrs. Dolly Robertson of Glenhayes and Alice Fry of Radnor, brothers, Oney Fry of Kellogg, Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Epp Vance, Calvin Stafford and H. F. Fry. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

HANNAH, Eskel L.
Eskel L. Hannah, 33, passed away at his home at Lowmansville, Oct 21, following an illness of one week. He was a son of the late Stant and Mrs. Belle Davis Hannah. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning from the home with Rev. Henry Griffith officiating. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mabel Alberta Hannah, one daughter, Millard Louise, 5 sisters, Mrs. C. Carroll, Ashland, Mrs. M. E. Towler, Lowmansville, 3 brothers, Lon and Lys Hannah of Peach Creek, WV and Seward Hannah of Newport, RI. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

HAZELETT, Harrison
Harrison Hazelett, 78, who died Sunday night at the home of his son, O. C. Hazelett, of Dickson, WV, after a lingering illness was buried Tuesday in the Mount Vernon cemetery in Wayne County, following funeral services at the Mount Vernon Church. Surviving are another son, Arthur Hazelett of Huntington; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joe Adkins and Mrs. Walter Wellman of Huntington and Mrs. Taylor Boothe of Wayne, 2 brothers, I. Hazelwtt of Huntington and Jeff Hazelett of Branchland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Martha Lockhart of Huntington and Mrs. Ann Simpkins of East Lynn, and Mrs. Maude Hazelett of California and 27 grandchildren. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

HUNT
In loving memory of our dear father who departed this life Sep 27. He leaves to mourn his loss 10 children, Miss Nina Hunt and Dewey Hunt of Prestonsburg, Oliver, Clyde, John and Fred Hunt of Lancer, KY, Evelyn Hunt, Wand Hunt, Portsmouth, OH, Alta Hunt, Louisa and Mrs. Charles Calhoun of Watergap, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

HUTCHINSON, Robert Lewis
After a serious illness of only 2 days, Robert Lewis Hutchinson, 26, popular and prominent Williamson young man, died Tuesday at the Hutchinson home in Williamson, WV. Recently he had suffered with a carbuncle on his neck and first reports were that death had resulted from an infection of the blood stream. It was diabetes, however, that appearing in virulent form sent him to bed on Sunday. His condition became critical Monday when he lapsed into a state of coma. Mr. Hutchinson was a graduate of high school and or the last few years had been with the Tug River Insurance Agency as stenographer and bookkeeper. He was well liked and popular among his countless friends and acquaintances. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hutchinson, one sister, Mrs. G. D. Dupey of Lynchburg and 2 brothers Hugh Hutchinson of Huntington and Hoge Hutchinson of Marietta. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday with Rev. William Meade of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Rev. A. W. Robinson of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. W. F. Hutchinson moved to Williamson several years ago from Fallsburg this county.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

HYLTON, Willison P.
Willison P. Hylton, 88, prominent farmer of Houckville, died Thursday at his home after an illness of 4 months. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Funeral service was held Friday afternoon from the home and interment made in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. William McNeal of Virginia, Mrs. Jack Justice of Wheelersburg, OH, 4 sons, G. J. and tom Hylton of Houckville, Elijah of Blevins and George Hylton, Marytown, VA; one sister, Mrs. Victoria Pennington of Ashland and one brother, Mason Hylton of Greenup. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

ISRALSKY, Jacob
Louisa lost another good citizen Saturday evening when Jacob Isralsky passed away. He collapsed at this store soon after noon and was taken to a hospital. He was unconscious soon after the stroke and remained in that condition until the end which came at 4:15 p.m. His parents, who live in Cincinnati, were immediately notified of his illness and a brother and a sister drove from Cincinnati arriving about 6 p.m. The body was taken to Cincinnati that night and the funeral and burial took place Sunday at the Weil Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, Jacob and Bessie Rubens Isralsky; 2 sisters, Mrs. Levine, and Mrs. Kohen, 5 brothers, Abraham, Isaac, Max and Sam of Cincinnati and Julius of California. “Jake” as he was familiarly known, was 57 years old. The family came to America when he was 15 years of age. He came to Lawrence County when a young man and engaged in merchandising at Prosperity postoffice. About 20 years ago he opened a store in Louisa and ha been in business here ever since. He was an active business man and took part in all movements for the growth and prosperity of the city and county. He will be missed by this community as a whole, and especially by his many personal friends. Four months ago he was dangerously ill fro a few weeks but resumed the management of his store as soon as he was able. C. F. Osborn has been appointed administrator of the estate, consisting of real estate and merchandise and some other personal property. Appraisers of the property are G. W. Kouns, W. T. Cain, Jr. and I.W. See. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

JACKSON, Alderson
Alderson Jackson, who was reared at Fool’s Branch near Sidney and who had been missing for 16 years, died 3 years ago relatives learned recently. An effort to locate the man was made through the news columns of the Wayne paper, with the result that relatives learned that living members of his family are at Wheelwright, KY. Jackson himself died 3 years ago and his wife has been dead for 11 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

JOHNSON, Willard
Prestonsburg, KY, Oct 16—Finding of the bullet riddled body of Willard Johnson, 45 years old, today presented to Floyd County authorities their second mystery in 2 years. Yesterday morning, Bob Vanderpool 32, was found shot to death at Bosco, on Right Beaver Creek, Johnson’s body was found last nigh on the railroad tracks at Melvin, several bullet wounds in it. Johnson was reported to have been shot from ambush. Orville Hays, 28, was arrested in Pike County and brought here last night in connection with the killing of Vanderpool. Bond has been denied to Wilburn Minix and Be Crager, arrested yesterday in connection with the Vanderpool case. Officers said Hays had Vanderpool’s revolver when arrested, the same caliber weapon, with which Vanderpool was shot. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

MAYNARD, Josephine (Beaire)
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Fort Gay for Mrs. Josephine Beaire Maynard wife of Dan Maynard, whose death occurred early Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Frazier, in Fort Gay. Her death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered Monday of last week. Rev. L. D. Bryan, of Kenova, conducted the impressive service. Interment was made in the family cemetery near Fort Gay under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Maynard was a prominent and exemplary descendent of well known Wayne County families and was beloved by wide circle of friends both in her home community and outside. She had been a devout member of the Fort Gay M. E. Church for 45 years. The daughter of the late Samuel and Susan York Beaire. Mrs. Maynard was born in Lawrence County, OH and was reared near Fort Gay. She was married to Dan J. Maynard Dec 25, 1883. To this union was born 8 children, 2 preceding Mrs. Maynard in death. She was 71 years old. Surviving is her faithful companion, 4 daughter, Mrs. Charles Frazier of Fort Gay, Mrs. Lacy Wellman of Van Wert, OH, Mrs. S. Y. Dobbins of Huntington, and Mrs. Arthur Kearns of Toledo, OH, 2 sons, Ben Maynard of Fort Gay and Joliffe Maynard of Van Wert, OH. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

MOORE, Blanch Kates
Mrs. Blanch Kates Moore, of Prichard, WV died Sunday night at her home after an illness of several weeks. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the home with Rev. Pinkerman of Proctorville, OH, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Gragston. Surviving are the husband, Enoch Moore and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

MOORE, Elbert Harrison
Elbert Harrison More, 24, of Mattie, was killed Tuesday while digging coal near the home. Moore left home early in the morning taking his lunch with him. When he failed to returned home for supper, his wife went to the mine and found him pinned underneath a rock which had fallen. His neck was broken and chest crushed. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the Cando Church and interment made in the family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dimple Hayes Moore and a small daughter, 2 sisters, Mrs. Estil Hayes, Mattie and Miss Louise Moore, at home, 3 brothers, Martin L. Moore, Ellen, Del Moore, Adams, and Covey Moore of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

MOORE, Martha
Martha Moore, wife of James Moore of Ligon, died at the Valley Hospital, Martin, a victim of dropsy from which she had suffered for months. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. John Horn and 3 sons, Winfield, Willis and John Moore, all of Ligon; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dollie Allen, West Prestonsburg, Mrs. Ben Fraley, Cliff, and Mrs. Rosie Baldridge, Washington, D. C., 3 brothers, George Hopson, Prestonsburg, Thomas and Willie Hopson,  Parkersburg, WV. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Moore and Rev. Smith and burial was made in the Ligon Cemetery. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

MORRIS, Virginia Nelle
Virginia Nelle Morris, infant daughter of county superintendent and Mrs. David Morris, died at the Morris home on Lock Avenue, Friday afternoon from intestinal hemorrhage. Funeral service was held from the home Saturday morning with Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor the Baptist Church, officiating. The body was taken to Adams and interred in the Morris Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

PORTER, J. J.
J. J. Porter, 71, who was reared in Ashland, died at the Marting Hospital in Ironton Saturday morning. Mr. Porter was born in Virginia but went to Ashland when a small child with his parents and resided there until a few years ago when he moved to Ironton. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters and 5 sons and by 4 sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Mary Wooten, Holden, WV, Mrs. H.C. Steil, Ashland, Mrs. M. B. Chapman, Ashland and Mrs. T. B. Billups, of Louisa. Mr. Porter was employed at the Ironton Tribune office for several years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

PRATER, J. F. Dice
J. F. Dice Prater of Salyersville, died at Lexington hospital Friday morning after an operation for removal of his spleen. He was injured in an automobile wreck on Oct 1. He was a substantial citizen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

RATLIFF, Dorcas May
Dorcas May Ratliff died at the Paintsville hospital, death due to double pneumonia. She was the daughter of J. J. Ratliff and wife. She was born Apr 14, 1880 and was united with the Christian church 30 years ago. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Emily May Ratliff of Langley, one daughter, Mrs. L. e. Wine of Swamp Branch, KY, and 2 sisters, Mrs. H.G. Hagans, Langley and Mrs. W.D. Hopkins of Holton, IN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

RICE, Mamie
In loving memory of little Mamie Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conn Rice, who departed this life Sep 26, 1934 age 2 months old. The broken hearted family ahs out sympathy. The little body was laid to rest in the Pink Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

RIDGEWAY, Belle
Mrs. Belle Ridgeway, 65 years old, died at her home on Stephens Branch Saturday. Death ended on illness of 4 years, during the last 3 of which she had been confined in her bed. Mrs. Ridgeway was well known here, where she resided for several years. The body was brought to the home here of her son, Arthur Sturgill, from which funeral rites were conducted Monday. Burial was in the Friend cemetery. Surviving her are her husband Ben Ridgeway, 2 sons, Arthur Sturgill of Prestonsburg and Oscar of Alphoretta and 2 daughters, Mrs. Julia Richmond, Lawrence County and Mrs. Amy King, Cincinnati, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

ROBINSON, Linda
Mrs. Linda Robinson, one of the oldest women in this section, died at her home on Little Paint in her 91st year, a victim of illnesses attendant upon advanced age. Mrs. Robinson had been a devout member of the Methodist church for many years. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

SCALF, Lincoln
Williamson, WV, Oct 16—Stabbed 5 times in the neck during what officers described as a quarrel over a small carpenter job, Lincoln Scalf, 52, died within a few minutes after the attack last night. John Tilley surrendered at police headquarters and is awaiting a preliminary  hearing. Officers said Tilley told them he stabbed Scalf after the latter struck him when Tilley accused Scalf of failing to give prompt attention to a carpentry job. Scalf has a son, James Scalf, at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

SIMMONS, Stella Maude
Mrs. Stella Maude Simmons, widow of the late Warren Harrison Simmons of Ashland, passed away following a stroke of apoplexy. She lived only one day following the stroke. Mrs. Simmons was the daughter of James Monroe Adams and the late Elizabeth Prichard Adams. She was 47 years old. Funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Lazear Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Herring in charge. Burial followed in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Jones Terrell, Mrs. William Barber and Mrs. James S. Suratt of Ashland, her father, James Monroe Adams of Ashland, and 3 brothers, J. G. Adams of Catlettsburg, and Lawrence Adams, now with the U.S. Navy in China and a sister, Mrs. P.G. Gussler of Blaine. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

SPEARS, Enoch
Enoch Spears, age 86 years, one of the oldest and best citizens of this section, died at the home of his son, George W. Spears after an illness of several months “Uncle Enoch” had lived a useful life. Mr. Spears’ wife had preceded him in death several years ago and he had made his home since with his son. He is survived by 3 sons, George W. Spears, Lewis Spears and Sam Spears. Funeral services held Tuesday were in charge of Judge H.B. Conley, a lifelong friend of the family. Burial on the George W. Spears farm at Riceville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

SPEARS, John W.
John W. Spears, 86, of Riceville, died at the home of his son, George W. Spears, Monday, Oct 8 after an illness of some time. His death resulted from the infirmities of age. He had made his home with his son George W. Spears former sheriff of Johnson County for the past 12 years He spent a long and useful life and was the father of 7 children, 6 of whom survive him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 26, 1934

STIDHAM, Maude
Mrs. Maude Stidham, 52, of Ashland, died Thursday night in a hospital of injuries sustained a week before in an automobile accident at Wheelersburg, OH. She was a devout member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the following children, Bruce Stidham, of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Paul E. Greer, and Iva, Wilma, Opal, Monte and Earl of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. will Clay of Louisa, and 3 brothers, J. B. Newman of Summit, Virgil Newman of Lucasville, OH and P. A. Newman of Houston, TX. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 12, 1934

VANDERPOOL, Bob
Prestonsburg, KY, Oct 16—Finding of the bullet riddled body of Willard Johnson, 45 years old, today presented to Floyd County authorities their second mystery in 2 years. Yesterday morning, Bob Vanderpool 32, was found shot to death at Bosco, on Right Beaver Creek, Johnson’s body was found last nigh on the railroad tracks at Melvin, several bullet wounds in it. Johnson was reported to have been shot from ambush. Orville Hays, 28, was arrested in Pike County and brought here last night in connection with the killing of Vanderpool. Bond has been denied to Wilburn Minix and Be Crager, arrested yesterday in connection with the Vanderpool case. Officers said Hays had Vanderpool’s revolver when arrested, the same caliber weapon, with which Vanderpool was shot. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

WARD, J. B.
J. B. Ward, 48 years old, of Catlettsburg, a city street employee there was killed Tuesday morning when his truck collided with a sedan  driven by Gradie Murphy of Kenova. The sedan was owned by Lloyd H. Ellison, of Huntington, who was riding with Murphy. Neither Murphy nor Ellison was injured. Bill Peterson of Catlettsburg, who was in the truck, suffered a broke shoulder and severe bruises. He is a patient in a hospital at Catlettsburg. Murphy and Ellison went to police headquarters and reported the accident. They said they had just started to pass the truck going west on Center street when Ward attempted to make a left turn which turned the truck over and killed the driver instantly. The two men were into place under arrest, officers said. Ward is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Bessie Ward and Hazel Ward, both of Catlettsburg and one son, Frank Ward of Ashland. Four brothers, Turner and Henry Ward, both of Catlettsburg and Bill Ward of Ashland and Frank Ward of Charleston, WV and a sister, Mrs. Arby Carter of Louisa, also survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 19, 1934

WILSON, Ralph
Funeral services was held Monday morning for Ralph Wilson, 53, of Charleston, WV, whose body was found in a stream near St. Albans, WV Thursday, Oct 4. The body was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Meade, in Louisa, Saturday night, where the funeral was held with Rev. Jesse Holbrook, officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Ramsey and Helen Booten Wilson and was born and reared in Louisa. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. Surviving are a brother, True Wilson of Gary, IN, and 3 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Meade, Louisa, Mrs. Bob McKee of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Pete Hornick of Eccles, WV. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

WILSON, Mrs. Sesco
Mrs. Sesco Wilson, a 16 year old mother, died 5 days following a caesarian operation but her baby, a bouncing youngster survives. She died at the Wayland hospital. Body of the young mother was taken to Quicksand, Breathitt County for burial. She is survived by her husband, an employee of the Elk Horn Coal Corporation and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Oct 5, 1934

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NOVEMBER

ADAMS, Elizabeth (Stone)
Mrs. Elizabeth Stone Adams, 50, wife of City Patrolman Alonzo L. Adams of Huntington, died suddenly at her home, Wednesday Oct 24. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Adams had been in failing health since an operation several years ago. For the past 6 weeks she has suffered mild heart attacks and dizzy spells but her condition was not regarded as serious. Wednesday Mr. Adams went to Montgomery for a prisoner. Shortly after his return at 6 o’clock, the couple retired. Mrs. Adams was lying in bed reading a book while Mr. Adams read the paper. Suddenly she jumped out of bed and asked for rubbing alcohol. In a few minutes it became apparent that her condition was serious and Mr. Adams summoned a physician. She died about an hour after she was stricken. Born Oct 12, 1884 at Fort Gay, Wayne County, Mrs. Adams was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mat Stone. On Apr 21, 1900 she married Mr. Adams and 19 years ago the couple took up their residence in Huntington. In addition to the husband, Mrs. Adams is survived by a son, William S. Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence W. Nobel and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

ADKINS, Amy
Mrs. Amy Adkins, 88 years old, died Nov 1 at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Browning, of Bar4nabus from disabilities of old age. Mrs. Adkins was a native of Wayne County. Her husband, George Washington Adkins, died 12 years ago. For the past 8 years she has been making her home with her daughter. She is survived by 3 sons, Samson Adkins of Indiana, John and Spencer Adkins of Scioto Furnace, OH, 3 daughters, Mrs. U. B. Browning of Barnabus, Mrs. Malinda Finley of Dunlow and Mrs. Polly Blake of Prichard. Mrs. Adkins had been a member of the Baptist church for more than 50 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

AKERS, Earl
AKERS, Ermil
Wurtland, Nov 14—Earl Akers, 23, and brother, Ermil “Dock” Akers, 21, who were killed in an airplane crash, near Wenatchee, WA yesterday at the time their companion, Arthur Brannan, 28, was killed, were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Akers, of this place. Brannan was pilot owner of the plane. The plane in which the Akers brothers and Brannan were coming to Wurtland crashed soon after taking off from the air field at Neppel, WA and was consumed by fire. All of the bodies were burned almost beyond recognition. The Akers boys had been in Washington state for the last 6 years and were returning here with Brannan to spend several weeks with relatives. The father of the Akers boys is section foreman for the C & O here. The bodies of the Akers boys will arrive Sunday. Surviving the brothers besides their father and mother are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ruby Daniels and James B. Akers of Wenatchee, WA, Virgil Akers of Wayne, WV, Paul and Robert Akers of Wurtland, Mrs. Mary Church of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Carrie Sturgill of Riverton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

Double funeral rites were held at the Wurtland Methodist Church Tuesday morning for Earl Akers, 23 and his brother, Ermil “Doc” Akers, 21, who were killed in an airplane crash near Wenatchee, WA Tuesday of last week. The boys were the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Akers of Wurtland. Arthur Brannen, 28, pilot of the plane, was also killed. The brothers, with Brannen, were en route to Wurtland to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Akers. While taking off at the Neppel airport the plane caught fire and crashed. The interment was made at Prichard, WV former home of the 2 boys, The bodies arrived in Russell Sunday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

AKERS, Mary (Greer)
Mrs. Mary Greer Akers, 83, wife of John H. Akers, of  Louisa, route 1, died Friday noon at the Akers home on the Mayo Trail 3 mils south of Louisa. A daughter of the lat William and Elvira Greer, she moved here when only a child with her parents from North Carolina. She had lived in this county since. Funeral rites were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon with Rev. H.B. Hewlette and Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Pallbearers were John Burns, Phillip Preece, M. J. Riggs, Milt Pigg, Tom Miller and Sam Fletcher. Mrs. Akers had been a life long member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John H. Akers, 2 daughters, Mrs. Millard Wilson of Louisa, and Mrs. e. E, Stratton of Torchlight, 4 sons, James W. Akers of Richardson, R, A. Akers of Blaine, OH, Henry E. Akers of Garrett, KY, and Carl Akers of Cleveland, OH and 2 brothers, Jesse Greer of Boldman, KY and Frank Greer of Oklahoma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

BLACKBURN, George Payton
George Payton Blackburn, 19 years old, of Betsy Layne, was almost instantly killed Saturday afternoon at Allen when he fell beneath the wheels of  a freight traine which he was riding. Both legs were badly mangles, his right arm broken and a deep incision was suffered in his back. Young Blackburn was a native of Pike County, but had resided at Betsy Layne and elsewhere in this county for the last 10 years being employed as a miner at Betsy Layne. He was en route from Betsy Layne to another mine to have his union card transferred when he was killed. He was a son of John and Alta Blackburn of Betsy Layne and had many friend sin the upper section of the county. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

BOGGS, James Clyde
In loving memory of little James Clyde Boggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Boggs, who departed this life Nov 9, 1934 at the age of 7 months. He leaves to mourn his loss his mother, father and 2 sisters, Wilma Faye and Myrtle Louise, also his grandparents and other relatives who are broken hearted over his death. He was laid to rest in the Boggs Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

BOLT, I. M.
With the blessed assurance that all was well with his soul and that he was leaving this world for a better home beyond the skies, Mr. I. M. Bolt, with prayers on his lips and shouting praises to His glory, closed his eyes Nov 12 Monday morning and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. Mr. Bolt was born 90 years ago at Bolts Fork, Boyd County the son of Judge and Mrs. M. F. Bolt. On Nov 27, 1874, he was united in marriage to  Nancy Margaret Durney of Catalpa, Lawrence County to this union 9 children were born. He accepted the Savior, was baptized and joined the Methodist Church 35 years ago. That he was completely and fully saved was attested by the calm and patient manner in which he awaited the hour of His coming. He prayed that all his relatives might meet him in Heaven and left positive assurance with those gathered by his bedside that he had no fears of the other side of the stream, that he was going to a place where diseased nor death was ever known. Sorrowing friends and relatives stood by his beside and saw the breath of life kissed away. They loved him but Jesus loved him best. Their hearts were made heavy by his passing but the good Book tells us to rejoice, for “Blessed are those who die in the Lord.” Funeral services were held at the home, with Rev. Duncan officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Those left to mourn his passing are his widow, Mrs. I. M. Bolt, 2 sons, John Bolt of Huntington, WV,  Burg Bolt of Bolts Fork and 4 daughters, Mrs. Allen Kiner of Buchanan, Mrs. W. M. Bellomy of Adeline, Mrs. J. B. Compton, of Yatesville, and Mrs. G. L. Brown of Ashland, 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

BURGESS, Milton M.
Death came suddenly and unexpectedly to Milton M. Burges at his home at Wilbur, this county, about 4 o’clock last Sunday morning. Mr. Burges was 59 years old and the son of Peter T. and Eliza Sparks Burgess, deceased. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lyda Morris Burgess, and one daughter, Miss Katherine Burgess and a brother, B. F. Burgess of Wilbur. Also 4 nieces, Mrs. L.S. Hayes, of Louisa, Mrs. Russell Castle and Mrs. A.C. Bond, of Ashland and Mrs. William Jones of Huntington, WV. Mr. Burgess was a prominent citizen, had served as Judge of Lawrence County for the past 8 years, had been postmaster at Wilbur. While not in the best of health for some time he had been able to be about his business affairs as usual on the day preceding his death. He was chairman of the Republican party in this county several years. Funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon at the home by Rev. W. Hampton Muncy, pastor of the Methodist Church at Greenup, and former resident of this county and was attended by a large number of friends. Interment was made in the Swetnam cemetery near Wilbur under the direction of H. H. Curtright. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

BURTON, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Burton, 88, Civil War veteran died at his home near Buchanan Tuesday at 2:20 a.m.. He was the twentieth child in a family of 21 children and the last one to pass away. Funeral service will be held Friday morning at Buchanan Chapel at 10:30 with Rev. Shumway of Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment will be made in the Buchanan Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. The I.O.O. F. Lodge of Fallsburg will conduct their ritual at the grave. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Burton, 5 daughters, Miss Minnie at home, Mrs. C. C. Stump, and Mrs. Jack Bryan of Buchanan, Mrs. Elwin Billups of Potter and Mrs. Sam Chapman of Hulette and 2 sons, G. T. Burton, Estep and W. D. Burton of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

BURTON, William
William Burton, 83 years old, died at his home at Prichard, Nov 10. Mr. Burton was born at Georges Creek, KY Apr 12, 1851. He was a shoe cobbler by trade. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nanna Burton, 2 sons, Jay Burton of Ashland and another son at Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Moore of Prichard, 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Morris and Rev. Copley at the Smith Memorial Church at Prichard, last Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

CLUTTS, Mrs. Martha (Spence)
Mrs. Martha Spence Clutts, 73, was found dead Thursday afternoon, Nov 1, in a chair a the home of her son, Vaughan Spence in Ashland. A sudden heart attack is believed to have caused her death. Mrs. Clutts had for a number of years spent the most of the time with her niece Miss belle Vaughan, in Louisa. The body was taken to Richardson Saturday where funeral service was held and interment made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are 2 sons, Vaughan and Roe Spence of Ashland and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

COOKSEY, John
John Cooksey, 84, passed away Oct 25 following an illness of 4 months. Funeral service was held Friday morning at the Dennis Cooksey cemetery near Dennis. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry Compton, 2 brothers, A. J. and Frank Cooksey of Dennis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

COPELAND, Edgar
Edgar Copeland, who died at the Valley Inn here July 18, at that time believed to have been the victim of poison self administered was a victim of murder. Commonwealth’s Attorney. O. C. Hall declared last week after completing a probe into the tragedy. The case was one of 5 under grand jury probe this week.

COPLEY, John H.
John H. Copley, aged 63, died at his home in Chattaroy Wednesday after an illness of some duration. Funeral services were held Thursday with burial at Webb. Surviving are a number of children including the following: Fred Copley of Catlettsburg; Forest Copley of Neal, Mrs. W. A. Myers, Mrs. John Hall, Osborn Copley, and B. H. Copley, Chattaroy; Oma Copley of Webb and Paul Copley of California. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

CRIDER, Caroline (Turnmire)
Mrs. Caroline Turnmire Crider, who is believed to have been Floyd County’s oldest woman, died Saturday at the age of 101 years. Death came at the old Crider home near Endicott, this county. Born Apr 29, 1833, in Johnson County, Mrs. Crider was the daughter of Kentucky pioneers, Newton and Mima Setser Turnmire, who had come across the mountains from North Carolina to settle in this section. When “Grandma” Crider and her family settled Johns Creek 75 years ago, only 2 other families inhabited the Johns Creek valley. At her death, more than 100 families lived there. Endowed with memories extending from early days in the history of this county to the present, Mrs. Crider was an interesting woman. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist church for more than 60 years and her age and the wholesomeness of her Christian character endeared her to all who came to known her over the years. “Grandma” Crider is survived by 3 sons and one daughter, 28 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

DERIFIELD, Mrs. E. P.
Mrs. E. P. Derifield, 51 years old, died at her home at Pinson Fork, KYY, Sep 25, following a paralytic stroke the morning of her death. She is survived by the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Rogers Rening, of McAndrews, KY, 3 brothers, Sam Meade of McComas Creek, Wayne Meade of McAndrews, J. A. Meade of Portsmouth, 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Smith of Dunlow, Mrs. G. W. Church, of Washington D. C., and Mrs. Pollie Breeding, Landville, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

FANNIN, Charles Henry
Charles Henry Fannin, 82 yeas old, died at his home at Estep, in this county Wednesday Oct 24, 1934. Mr. Fannin died after a lingering illness of several years duration. Funeral service was held from the Garrett Chapel Church, of which he had been a life long member, Friday morning, Oct 26, with Rev. Allen officiating. The body was laid to rest in the family cemetery near the home. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Fannin, 5 sons, Bascom, Millard, Isaac, Haskell and George all of Estep neighborhood, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bert Higgens and Mrs. Emmma Herri, of Estep, Mrs. Nellie Abbott of Washington, Ohm and Mrs. Harry Smith of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

FANNIN, Mary (Tomblin)
Mrs. Mary Fannin, 56, died at her home in Ragland, WV, Sunday night following a prolonged illness. Cause of death was given as heart trouble. Mrs. Fannin was born in Wayne County and was the wife of Cowen Fannin, who preceded her in death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Tomblin, deceased. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Ragland. Mrs. Fannin is survived by 4 daughters, 4 sons and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Claudia Williams, Wayne County, Mrs. Christene Adkins, Shegon, WV, Miss… (rest of this is missing from the paper ) Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

FISHER, William Frank
As a result of a heart attack Thursday morning shortly after midnight, William Frank Fisher, 62, died at his home in Williamson, where he had resided from more than 20 years. Mr. Fisher had been previously afflicted with heart trouble, having suffered 2 heart attacks. He was a well known figure in Williamson where he has moved in the better business and social circles. He was a member of the Masonic order  and had reached the heights of Masonry having received the honorary half degree following the 32nd. He was a member of Beni Kedem Shrine and had taken the Scottish Rites as well as the Commandery. He was also a member of the First Methodist Church. Born in Blacksburg, VA in 1872, Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Lizzie Keyser of Peach Orchard, Lawrence County, KY in 1898. For more than 20 years they have resided in Williamson where he was engaged in the insurance business. Surviving are the widow, 5 daughters, 2 sons, one sister and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

FITZPATRICK, George
George Fitzpatrick, one of Floyd County’s best known farmers and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at his home on Brush Creek Tuesday morning a victim of paralysis. He had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Fitzpatrick was about 65 years old. He was a citizen of high repute and had many friends. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kate Fitzpatrick, 2 step daughters, Mrs. W. M. Hicks and Mrs. Bill Adams and one stepson, W. O. Coburn and by 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

FRANK, Leo
The following article from a Louisiana newspaper tells of the death of Mr. Leo Frank, a former prominent citizen of Louisa. The older citizens remember him well. He came from Cincinnati and located before he was 20 years old. He was postmaster of Louisa for 12 years. Mr. Frank came to Louisa the last time in 1922 and spent Centennial Week with his many friends. Both he and they  enjoyed the visit immensely. He traveled farther than any other “home comer” who attended Louisa’s celebration on its 100th anniversary.
The Jeanerette Progress says:
Leo Frank passed away at his home in Gretna Thursday, Nov 1, at the age of 91 years. His boyhood days were spent in Cincinnati, OH from there he went to Louisa, KY where he engaged in the jewelry business. At the age of 21 he married Miss Virginia S. Bromley of Fort Gay, WV. Two children from that marriage are Mrs. Victor J. Poirson of Jeanerette and J. Fred Frank of Ashland, KY. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Norma Brenholtz and one daughter, Miss Helen Frank and one granddaughter, Mrs. Sydney L. Hebert of New Orleans. Mr. Frank had been a resident of Jeanerette since 1889, engaging in the jewelry business until 1924, when he retired after a most successful life. For the pat year he has been a resident of Gretna, LA. Mr. Frank became a mason at the age of 21 years at Louisa, KY. He was a charter member. He was also a shriner, belonging to Jerusalem Temple at New Orleans. He was the oldest mason in Louisiana. Services were conducted in New Orleans and his remains laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery there by his request. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

FRASHER, Thomas
Thomas Frasher, 53 years old, of Prichard, died on Coal River, Oct 29, following an illness of one year with complications. Mr. Frasher was born Mar 7, 1881, the so of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Frasher, in Wayne County. He was a member of Smith Memorial Church and I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Frasher of Prichard; a brother, Albert Frasher of Ceredo and a sister, Bythia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.G. Flowers at Smith Memorial Church at Prichard with burial in Davis Cemetery near Prichard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

HALL, Rufus T.
Rufus T. Hall, 57, Spanish American war veteran, died at his home below Fuller Station Saturday after an illness of 7 years. Mr. Hall a native of Pike County moved to Fullers in 1910. Funeral service was held Sunday from the home with Rev. Shumway of Catlettsburg officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Mounts Hall, 6 daughters, Mrs. James Fugate of Potter, Mrs. Donald Hewlette of Meredith, WV, Mrs. Thomas Burke of Potter, Misses Dimple, Julia and Bertha Hall, at home, and 2 sons, Rufus T. Jr. and Lewis Jackson at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

HENSLEY, Washington
Washington B. Hensley, 64 years old, of Huntington, who died Sunday morning, was buried Tuesday afternoon. Services in the Reger Funeral Hoe with Rev. H. M. Eastes and Rev. L. H. Roseman, officiating. Mr. Hensley, who was a former lineman for the Appalachian Electric Power Co., is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Hensley, by one son, Howard and 2 daughters, Irene and Elizabeth at hoe; by 3 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Bohanan, Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Elizabeth Burks, Prichard and Mrs. Ella Gregory of Huntington and by a brother, Sidney J. Hensley of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

HICKMAN, Rhodes
Rhodes H. Hickman, 63, mine foreman for the Edgewater Coal Company at Henry Clay, KY, was killed last week in a slate fall there while making a test of the mine roof for loose slate. He was fatally injured, his back being fractured and both legs broken. Mr. Hickman began work in the mines at Peach Orchard at the age of 12 years as trapper. He continued mine work for 50 years the last 25 as mine foreman. He was a good friend, husband and father. The body was brought to his former home at Georges Creek where funeral service was held Sunday at the Presto Cemetery with interment in the cemetery there Rev. C. Esterling officiated. Surviving are the widow, 5 sons and 2 daughters, Willie Hickman of Virgie, Roy of Wheelwright, Henry and Ollie Hickman, Henry Clay, John Hickman, of Thacker, WV, Mrs. Jack McCann of Wheelwright, and Mrs. Carter Damron, Virgie, 5 brothers, Dave, of Glen, WV, Liss of Louisa, John of route 1, Louisa, Zack of Ironton, 2 sisters, Mrs. Howard Roseberry, Ironton, and Mrs. Robert Childers of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

HICKS
Hueysville, KY—A childish obsession for firing the paper on the walls of its home resulted last Tuesday morning in the death of the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hicks, of Rock Fork Creek, just above here, along with the loss the Hicks home and everything it contained. On several previous occasions the tot had fired the wallpaper of its home and though chastised, persisted in the practice.  After firing the paper, the child would hide somewhere inside the home and give no heed to the calls of the parents. Up until Tuesday morning, neighbors of  the parents had luckily discovered the fires in time to check them. About 8 o’clock Tuesday morning Mrs. Hicks, in a different room from the one occupied by the child smelled the odor of burning paper. Rushing into the room, she found one wall aflame. Her frantic calls to the little boy were unanswered, and she rushed outside of the house thinking the child might have run out after firing the paper. But her search was in vain. Summoning neighbors and the husband, who was working nearby, she returned to the burning building, which was by now beyond saving. Then it was discovered that the child was still inside the house. The father had to be held from rushing into the fire and certain death when he heard its cries for help. The body of the child was taken from the ruins as soon as possible after the fire had died down, he was horribly burned, with both his arms and legs consumed by the flames. Burial was made in the Wicker cemetery, near Lackey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

HOLT, Isaac
Isaac Holt, ?92?, retired farmer of Bolts Fork, died early Monday morning at his home following a paralytic stroke suffered Wednesday Nov 7. Surviving are the widow, 2 sons, John M. Bolt, of Huntington; Burg Bolt of Bolts Fork and 4 daughters, Mrs. Allen Kinner of Buchanan, and Mrs. William Bellamy of Adeline, Mrs. Imogene Brown of Ashland and Mrs. Carrie Compton of Yatesville. Funeral rites were conducted at Bolts Fork Thursday and interment made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

HOOVER, Alafair (Daniels-Stambough)
Mrs. Alafair Hoover, 72, formerly Mrs. T. J. Stambough, passed away Friday night at the home of her son, M. L. Stambough at Blaine. A daughter of the late Flem and Mary Brown Daniels, she was born and reared in this county Her first husband, T. J. Stambough, died in 1915. In 1928 she was married to James Hoover, who died in 1929.She had been a member of the Blaine Christian Church since early childhood. Funeral services was held Sunday from the home of her son with Rev. Sam Burton officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery at Blaine under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Pallbearers were John Certain, Norman Osborn, Jim Ross, Ed McBrayer, Lundy Lyon and John Osborn. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jay Moore of Mttie, 6 sons, A.B. and Ray Stambough of Lucasville, OH, I. R. Stambough of Allen, M. L. Stambough of Blaine, Cobert Stambough of Pickerington, OH, and W. L. Stambough of Waverly, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Harwood of Boons Camp, KY and Mrs. Lon Daniels of Red Jacket, WV, and 4 brothers, B. D. Daniels, of Waverly, D. K. Daniels of South Webster, OH, James Daniels of Chandlersville and Luther Daniels of River, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

HUGHES, Rosa (Bentley)
An illness of 9 months with cancer claimed the life of Rosa Bentley Hughes, 38, who died Tuesday at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bentley of Yatesville. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in the Rice Cemetery near Yatesville. Rev. Cassady and Rev. Vanhorn officiated. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Fallsburg. Surviving are the parents, her husband, James E. Hughes of Kenova, one son, James E. Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Ersel Wellman of Lakeworth, FL and 2 brothers, John M. Bentley, Jr. and Ben F. Bentley of Yatesville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

HUNTER, Leslie W.
Williamson, WV—Nov 5—Leslie W. Hunter, 49, was found dead at his home at Delbarton, a pistol by his side. Officers said he had been suffering from wounds received during the World War Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934.

JOHNSON, Clyde
Clyde Johnson, 32 years old, was instantly killed Thursday afternoon when a guy line to a light rig used in cleaning gas wells broke, a steel cable striking him and crushing his skull. Mr. Johnson who was hauling supplies to the rig, had just arrived at the scene of work and entered the rig when the rope broke. Clyde Johnson was born in Floyd County on Abbott Creek, mar 16, 1902. Surviving him are his widow, Amy Johnson and 2 children, Stanley Johnson and Juanita Johnson and his mother, Virgie Pruitt, of Cliff and 2 sisters, Angie Adams, of Myrtle and Nannie Johnson, Portland, OR. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in Floyd County, there being over 500 persons present. The last rites took place at the old Elliott Worsham farm where he was reared. The great outpouring was due to the many relatives and to the love and respect in which he was held by his friends and acquaintances. His life was one of uprightness and the highest integrity, leaving in its pathway every mark in the calendar of a well spent life. Rev. James Herald of Greenup County and Rev. B. W. Craft of Water Gap, conducted the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

LACKEY, James Quinn, Jr.
After a valiant fight for his life, James Quinn Lackey, Jr., was forced to surrender at four o’clock on Thursday morning Nov 8th. A ruptured appendix followed by peritonitis caused his death. He had suffered from attacks several times during the last 10 years, but dreaded on operation so strongly that he avoided having it done sooner. The lat attack came while he was attending the national meeting of the American Legion at Miami, FL, 2 weeks ago. Reaching home on the 4th he was in great pain and preparations were made for an operation, which was done a the Louisa General Hospital, by Dr. Smith of Ashland. He lived 10 days after the operation. The funeral will take place from the residence in Louisa on Sunday afternoon. Dr. H. G. Sowards will conduct the service at the home. The American Legion will have charge of the ceremonies at the cemetery. Mortician H. H. Curtright will take car of the details. “Junior” Lackey, as he was familiarly known to thousands of his friends, was 43 years old. He was a scion of 2 of Louisa’s most prominent families. His grandfather, Greenville Lackey, was an early settler here, a merchant and a citizen of the highest type. His grandfather on the maternal side was John M. Rice who served this district in Congress and was Circuit Judge for many years. His father, James Q. Lackey, Sr. was prominent in politics and was sheriff of Lawrence County and a member of the Legislature from this district.

Junior was State Commander of the American Legion of Kentucky for last year and served with distinction. He was a Mason and Shriner. In his youth he became a member of the M. E. Church South, Louisa. Recently he was appointed postmaster at Louisa and took charge  of the office Sep 15th. For several years he had been in the automobile business in firm of Service Chevrolet Company of which “Gus” Snyder and Jas. R. Hughes are the other members. His wife was Miss Ellen Hughes, daughter of the late Arthur M. and Jennie Burgess Hughes of Louisa. The wife with 2 little boys, survive. Also, a sister, Mrs. R. C. Corns, of Huntington, and a brother, J.G. Lackey, of East Liverpool, OH. Mr. Lackey was very popular and had a wide acquaintance throughout the State of Kentucky. His death, in the prime of life, is a great shock to all who knew him. The funeral was delayed one day at the request of many of the Legionnaires at Louisville and other points. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

LESLIE, Robert C.
Robert C. Leslie, 66, died Saturday at his home in Ashland following an illness of a few days. He was born at Bolts Fork in Boyd County, Apr 29, 1868. Until 1930 Mr. Leslie had resided for some time at Los  Angeles, CA, and Spokane, WA coming back in that year to make his home. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of the Camp No. 10 composed of veterans of that war. He served in Camp F. 4th Regiment Kentucky Infantry. Members of Camp No. 10 acted as pallbearers at his funeral. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Riffe Leslie, 3 children by a former marriage, Monte Leslie of Manchester, NH, Mrs. George Parsons of Fairfax, OK, and Mrs. Dorothy Dunston of Retsel, WA, one sister, Mrs. Julia Chamberlain of Lyra, OH; 3 brothers, E. E. Leslie of East Bank, WV, J. M. Leslie of Ferdinand, ID, and Z. V. Leslie of Mansfield, WA. Last rites were held Monday afternoon from the Central Baptist Church. Rev. V. B. Castleberry in charge and burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

LOWE, Mattie (Hackworth)
Mrs. Mattie Hackworth Lowe, 71, of Whitepost, KY near Nolan, died Monday in a Williamson hospital following an illness with asthma. The body was taken to Whitepost where burial took place Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. J. C. Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church, assisted by D. E. Meade and the Rev. J. C. Frazier, officiated at the services. Mrs. Lowe was a native of Bedford County, VA. She went to Whitepost about 6 years ago from Norfolk. She joined the Methodist Church at the age of 15 and had remained throughout her life a member of that church and a loyal worker. Surviving are the husband, A. R. Lowe, 5 daughters, one son, 5 step children, one brother and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

LUTHER U. S.
U. S. Luther, died at his home in Ashland Nov 3. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Hannah Luther, a daughter, Nina at home, 2 sons, Frank Luther of Phoenix, A and Merle Luther of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Dommino Bloss of Huntington, 3 brothers, S.C, Luther of Huntington, A. C. Luther, Shoals, Wayne County and Sidney Luther of Albuquerque, NM. Interment was made in a cemetery at Shoals, Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

MARTIN, Mousie
Miss Mousie Martin of Jump, this county, member of a prominent Floyd County family died of heart disease from which she had suffered for several months. She was 59 years old. The daughter of the late W. M. and Elizabeth Martin, Miss Martin was born and reared at Jump. Her death came as a severe shock to her many friends and relatives who held for her the deepest regard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

MARTIN, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Martin, widow of the late Willilam Martin and one of Floyd County best loved women, passed away Sunday morning, Sep 30, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Kate Shepherd of Mid, Magoffin County, in her 91st year, a victim of pneumonia. Mrs. Martin was first married to Heybourne Neeley, of Abbott Creek, of which union, 3 daughters and 2 sons were born. Following the death of Mr. Neeley, many years ago she was married to William (Uncle Billy) Martin of Beaver Creek, who preceded her in death a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

MAY, Florence Virginia (Pet)
Mrs. Florence Virginia (Pet) May, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Randolph, Williamson after an illness of about one year. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. J. J. Stone, Pikeville, and funeral service was held there in the Methodist church. Burial was in the family cemetery of John Creek. Mrs. May was born at Nolan in January 1859 and was a daughter of L.G. and Vina Maynard Runyon. She was a niece of the late W. J. Williamson. Her husband, Thomas B. May died in 1909. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

MCCRARY, Harry Grady
Harry Grady McCrary, 35, passed away at a local hospital Sunday night after a short illness of tubercular meningitis. Mr. McCrary, a native of Alabama, moved to Louisa about 6 weeks ago from Paintsville and opened the New Frederick Hotel and restaurant. He formerly attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. The body was taken Monday by H. H. Curtright, mortician, to the home of his brother, J. H. McCrary, Jr., at Big Stone Gap, VA where funeral services was held Tuesday morning. Interment was made there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Louisa McCrary, 2 sons, Henry G. and Tommy C., 4 sisters, Mrs. Sidney Barton and Mrs. B. B. Sharon of Jasper, Ala., Mrs. T. H. Sharon of Flat Creek, Ala., Mrs. M.D. McDonald, Cincinnati, OH. His mother, Mrs. Addie McCrary, also of Johnson City, TN, and J. H. McCrary, Jr., Big Stone Gap, a niece, Mrs. Thomas Davis, lives at Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

MILLER, Marie (Webb)]
Mrs. Marie Miller, 28 years old, of Ashland, died Sunday at her home was buried Tuesday in Ashland Cemetery following funeral services at the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church South with Rev. O.P. Smith officiating. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Charles Miller, one brother, Garland Webb, of Fallsburg, one half sister, Miss Kathleen Webb of Ashland, and the grandfather, Zachariah Webb of Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

Mrs. Marie Webb Miller was the daughter of E. P. and Virginia Moore Webb. Her mother died 20 years ago. She was reared in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jack Collinsworth, of Fallsburg. In this home she was tenderly cared for and grew into a beautiful woman. Both Mr. and Mrs. Collinsworth loved and cared for her even as their very own and stood by with all love and assistance until the end came early Sunday morning Nov 11. She was married to Charles Miller 10 years ago. The 10 years were years of ideal wedded life. Mr. Miller proved himself to be, as nearly as possible, worthy of the love of one so beautiful and pure in her life. The whole community was saddened to see what they thought the ideal couple torn apart. Mrs. Miller is survived by the following, her bereaved husband, her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Collinsworth, of Fallsburg, one brother, Garland Webb, of Huntington, one sister, Kathleen Webb of Ashland, 2 half brothers, her aged grandfather, Zachariah Webb of Fallsburg. Mrs. Miller was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and lived a beautiful life and died in the faith “having nothing to fear.” Her funeral was conducted in the Centenary Methodist church at Ashland by Rev. O. P. Smith, the pastor. The Excelsior Bibl Class carried the many beautiful flowers. At the close of the service the Eastern Star conducted a beautiful service and she was laid to rest in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

MOORE, Thornton
Thornton Moore, 77, retired farmer of Mattie passed away at his home after an illness of several months, Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred Short, 2 sons, Jay Moore and Dillon Moore, all of Mattie. His wife died several years ago. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the home. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

On Nov 18, 1834 as the sun rose high in the Heavens and all was quiet and still except the whispering of the wind in the trees, the Death Angel came riding, to claim its victim. This time for its victim Thornton Moore was claimed. He was born Sep 8, 1856 being 78 years 2 months and 11 days old at his death.  Death was welcomed by him. Many times had his suffering been so hard to bear, that he would look up and say, “I wish I was gone.” Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

MORRIS, Elwood
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon for Raymond Elwood Morris, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Morris of Raceland, who was kicked in the forehead Saturday by an unruly mule. The child died Saturday in an Ironton, OH hospital. Burial in the Heaberlin Cemetery, Wurtland, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

MUNCY, Victor E.
Victor Emanuel Muncy, 74, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. H. Moore in Ashland, Friday morning. The end came after an illness of several months. Mr. Muncy, a native of Louisa was born Dec 1, 1860. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Muncy and he spent his childhood in this city and attended the public schools. Later he entered the University of Kentucky and became a member of the faculty in Jun 1891, as Master of Science and remained with the University until 1905 when he resigned to accept a position at the Ohio Mechanical Institute at Cincinnati, OH, as Master of Mechanical Engineering. He remained as a member of the faculty of this institution until January 1930, when he resigned because of illness. Mr. Muncy was a member of the American Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the honorary engineering fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. He was also a member of Methodist Trinity church of Cincinnati. On Jul 8, 1891, he was married to Miss Emma Garred of this county. She died in Oct 1893. Since resigning from the Cincinnati Institution in 1930, Mr. Muncy resided with his sister, Mrs. Moore, in Ashland. Besides Mrs. Moore, Mr. Muncy is survived by 3 brothers, J. C. Muncy, of Inez, A. J. Muncy, and H.B. Muncy of Louisa and by another sister, Miss Willie Muncy, of Ashland. Funeral rites were held from the Moore home. Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Trent, assisted by Rev. Samuel R. Curry. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Frank H. Yates, John W. Woods, John P. Gartin,  Wirt Muncy, J. Moore, Gus May, W. L. Manning, Will Fearing and Fred M. Vinson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

OSBORNE, Thurman
Thurman Osborne 24 years old, was killed by a slate fall at the Elkhorn Piney mine at Weeksbury, Floyd County Times. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

Thurman Osborne, 24 years old of Weeksbury was killed instantly Monday night at Wheelwright when he fell into a mine cutting machine and the slate in the mine gave way. He was cut and crushed about the head and chest. Mr. Osborne was born in Floyd  County and was the son of Asa and Stella Reed Osborne. He was single and had been employed in mine work for several years. The body was taken to Auxier for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

PATRICK, Ernest
Ernest Patrick, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Patrick, of Paintsville, died Friday night at he home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Patrick of Tuscola, after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Spears of Thealka and interment was made in the Spears Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934
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RATCLIFF, Edna (Blackburn)
Mrs. Edna Blackburn Ratcliff, 30 years old, wife of Ben Ratcliff, died at Justell Saturday afternoon, a victim of blood poisoning. Mrs. Ratcliff was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blackburn and was born in Pike County. She was married in 1924 to Ben Ratcliff, of Glade Springs, VA and to this union 5 children were born. Her husband, children and parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters survive. She was united with the Christian Church 14 years ago and until death remained a faithful Christian. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

RATCLIFF, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Ratcliff, of near Cassie, died Oct 21. It is thought that fever blister on her life became infected and caused her death. She was the daughter of William Graham and is survived by the husband and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

ROBINETTE, Herman
Herman Robinette, 5 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Robinette, of Gallup, died Nov 4. Funeral service was held Monday from the home with interment in the Peck Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and a twin brother, Harman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

ROSS, H. O.
H.O. Ross, about 60 years old, of East Lynn, Wayne County, WV, who was struck by a street car in Westmoreland, shortly before noon Saturday, died at 10:30 Saturday night in a hospital in Huntington to which he was removed shortly after the accident. Though there had been doubt as to his identity for some time, he was definitely identified by members of his family. Passengers on the car said the man who was walking beside the track until the street car almost reached him, appeared to have stepped onto the tracks purposely, or else he did not hear the ringing of the street car’s bell. A truck driver hearing the street car approach stopped and witnessed the accident. He took the injured man to Memorial hospital where Ross was found to have suffered a fractured skull and a crushed chest. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

SLONE, Willis
Willis Slone, 23 years old, of Raven, Knott County, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, Tuesday, of a gunshot wound sustained Sunday night on Caney Creek, near his home. Constable Clay Thornsbury, who is reported to have shot Slone, surrendered to Knott County authorities at Hindman. The victim was a son of the lat Ireland Slone of Haven. Hi is survived by his mother and 4 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 9, 1934

SMITH, Doan
Doan Smith died at his home on Sprucy Fork near Donithan Sunday night, Nov 11 after an illness of several months. Funeral service was conducted from the home Tuesday of last week with Rev. E. W. Lambert officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 23, 1934

SPAULDING, Mrs. C. H.
Mrs. C. H. Spaulding, 65, of Dunlow, Wayne county, died Tuesday afternoon in a Huntington hospital from burns suffered Monday when gasoline she was using as a rheumatism treatment became ignited from an open fire. The accident occurred at the home of Mrs. W. W. Shaffer, 78 who was also burned. Funeral services will be conducted at Dunlow Friday afternoon at an hour to be announced. Burial will be in a cemetery there.  The condition of Mrs. Shaffer was somewhat improved last night attaches at St. Mary’s Hospital reported. Mrs. Spaulding is survived by the husband, 2 sons, Nathan and Charles Spaulding of Dunlow and 2 daughters, Mrs. Emma Queen and Mrs. Lydia Moore of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

STAPLETON, Proctor
Proctor Stapleton, 52 year old resident of Bridgford died at the Paintsville hospital early Sunday morning as a result of injuries and exposure. He was found at an early hour Sunday morning on the Mayo Trail near his home unconscious and with several injuries about his face and head. Apparently he had been struck several times by some person. It is thought that he was a victim of foul play. A coroners inquest into his death resulted in the decision that he came to his death as a result of exposure and injuries inflected by person or persons unknown. Mr. Stapleton was found early in the morning and rushed to the Paintsville hospital where his wounds were dressed. He apparently was not injured except about his face and head. He contracted pneumonia and died at about 9 o'clock Sunday morning. He is survived b y his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Walters of Thelma and Mrs. Joe Dale of Pikesville; three sons, Mitchell, William and Proctor, Jr.; one brother North Stapleton. Mr. Stapleton was a widely known citizen of Johnson County. He was in the restaurant business for a number of years both in Paintsville and Bridgford. He had a wide circle of friends who were shocked to hear of his unexpected death. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

STEWART., Claetia
Claetia Stewart, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graden Stewart died at her home in Paintsville following a few days illness from diphtheria. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. O. J. Polley, pastor of the First M. E. Church, with burial in the Paintsville Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

VANHORN, Permelia (Blankenship)
Mrs. Permelia Vanhorn, for the past 50 years, a resident of Buchanan, Lawrence County, died at her home thre Sunday night at 10 o’clock, after an extended illness. Mrs. Vanhorn, widow of the late D. B. Vanhorn, was one of Lawrence County’s oldest and best known residents. She had attained the age of 77 years  at the time of her death. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Adeline. The deceased is survived by 7 children, Mrs. R.C. Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Ed Stewart and Mrs. D. M. Rice both of Buchanan, Miss Sarah Vanhorn at home, William and Thomas Vanhorn of Buchanan, Wade and Ira Vanhorn of Adeline. One sister, Mrs. Nelson Robinette, of Whites Creek and a brother, Jesse Blankenship of Catlettsburg also survive. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted from the late residence, Tuesday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. H. L. Shumway. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

WALLER,
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Waller of near Fort Gay, died Friday night. Funeral services was held Saturday and interment made in the Wellman family cemetery near Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 2, 1934

WARD, Harmon B.
Harmon B. Ward, 71, died at his home in Hode, KY Sunday following a paralytic stroke. Mr. Ward was a member of the United Baptist Church at Hode, where he moved mmany years ago from his birthplace in Johnson County, KY. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home. He is survived by his widow, Sarah, 6 daughters, Mrs. Maude Billups and Mrs. Eula Campbell, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Daisy Marcum of Kenova and Mrs. Laura Dalton of Hode Mrs. Ada Floyd of Huntington and Mrs. Tom Smith, Williamson, J. R. Ward and Greene Ward of Hode. Artis, John, Biah and Alvie Ward of Boones Camp and Will Ward of  Logan, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

WILLIAMS, Dixie Lee (Deskins)
Mrs. Dixie Lee Deskins Williams, 26 years old, of  Betsy Layne, died at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, Nov 12, a victim of a heart attack following an operation. Mrs. Williams was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Britt Deskins of Betsy Layne, and was a woman of excellent character. She had many friends in the upper section of this county. Besides her husband, Sol Williams, she is survived by  one son, 4 brothers and a sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 30, 1934

WILLIAMSON, G. D.
Rev. G. D. Williamson, a Baptist minister, was found dead at his barn on Jennies Creek, near Crum, Oct 27. Mr. Williamson had been in poor health for some time, but had been able to go about. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

WILSON, Lawrence
Funeral services for Lawrence Wilson, 61 years old, of Huntington who died Thursday night in a local hospital, was held Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek, Wayne County, with burial in a cemetery there. He is survived by the widow and a son. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 16, 1934

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ADAMS, Jody
Prestonsburg, KY Dec 18—Jody Adams, 34, was shot and killed at Burton, on Left Beaver, late Sunday night, authorities reported here after an investigation. Toy Potter, 34, was said to have fired the 2 shots that ended Adams life. According to Deputy Sheriff Frank Hatfield, who investigated the shooting, Adams went to the Potter home and forced an entrance. Potter and members of the family had retired for the night and were aroused by Adams entrance. An altercation was said by the officers to have ensued inside the home and Adams allegedly struck Mrs. Potter. Adams, according to the story told the officers was armed with a pistol and shotgun. After Mrs. Potter had been struck, the gun fight followed with Adams being mortally wounded. Adams is survived by his widow and several children. He was the son of Dave Adams. Potter is a native of Pike County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

AMBURGHY, Mrs. Olly
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Road Fork school house in Mingo County for Mrs. Olly Amburghy, 35, who died Sunday in a hospital at Dayton, OH, where she had been treated for cancer of the stomach. The body was taken to the home of John Litteral at Hardy, KY. Burial was at the Road Fork cemetery. Surviving the deceased are her father, Boyd McCoy, Louisa, KY and a brother, Earl McCoy of Louisa and 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Yergens, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Betty May Runyon of Louisa. There are also surviving 2 children, Mary Lee and Junior. Mrs. Amburghy was the wife of the late Dr. Cullen Amburghy, who died some 2 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

ASHWORTH, Harold
Harold Ashworth, whose mother is a daughter of the late “Sine” Collinsworth of Fallsburg, Lawrence County was killed in Ashland Wednesday afternoon of last week. The News Recorder was printed a day earlier than usual last week and therefore, did not get this deplorable murder account. The following is the story as published by the Ashland Independent:
Claiming that it was an accident William Wendell, 16, of Price Hill, admitted to police that he shot and killed Harold Ashworth, 19, while they were hunting on the hill back of the Rose Hill Burial Park Wednesday afternoon. Wendell was taken in custody at his home by Detectives John Hall and Claude Hayes, of the police department. The Ashworth boy’s dog had returned home alone in the afternoon, and then scampered off into the hills. Then the searching party was formed and at 9 o’clock Wednesday night, Ashland’s fire chief, Burris Hensley saw the dog’s eyes gleaming through the brush. Investigation revealed the don, a Gordon setter, standing over the spot where his master’s body had been concealed. At first Wendell denied all knowledge of the killing of young Ashworth. Later, however, he admitted to Chief Howard that he fired the shot that killed the youth, but asserted that the shooting was accidental, that the charge he fired from a 12 gauge shotgun, was intended for a covey of quail which he and Ashworth flushed in a thicket where the body was found. Hensley decided that the dog must know something about the body so he followed him and discovered the body concealed beneath a fallen tree under brush and leaves.

Young Ashworth’s body, with a gaping hole at the base of the skull in the back of his head and on the right cheek was found about 9 o’clock at night, by a searching party composed of police, firemen and boy scouts. The body, however, would probably not have been found Wednesday night had it not been for Harold’s faithful dog, Mike, a Gordon setter. Mike, who had remained beside his dead master’s body ever since the tragedy, led Fire Chief Burris Hensley to it. Hensley was searching in a thicket near the base of the hill when he saw Mike on the bluff above him. At first he paid no  attention to  the dog. Then the dog disappeared, and again reappeared on the bluff.

An examination of the surroundings where the body was found showed that Ashworth had been shot in the back of the head and had fallen backward down the side of the steep hill and also after he had fallen his body had been dragged about 10 feet up the side of the hill and place in the brush by the side of the fallen tree and then covered up by brush. A large pool of blood was found beside a small  “sprout”. The blood had been covered over with leaves and was discovered only after Coroner McGehee probed with a stick. Ashworth’s 12 gauge automatic shotgun was missing and his wrist watch and knife were also gone. Police also said that his cartridge belt and shells were missing. The only thing found in Ashworth’s pockets was his hunting license. After Wendell had been taken to police headquarters he steadfastly maintained that he knew nothing about the shooting, but when the officers pointed to blood stains on his shoes, he wilted and admitted the killing, after a mild protest that the blood was not human blood.

Mrs. Adams Weis, of Highland Avenue, Midland Heights, told police that she saw young
Ashworth and another boy pass her home shortly after one o’clock Wednesday afternoon and disappear in the direction of where the body was found. She said about 2 or 2:15 o’clock she heard a shot in that direction, but thought nothing of it. A short time after she heard the shot, she saw a strange youth coming from the direction of the shooting, and that he was walking at a rapid pace and would turn and look back every few steps, indicating that he was being followed. She said she thought it strange but did not suspect that any one had been shot. With the youth, was a small white and black spotted dog. The police discovered this dog at the Wendell home. The dog was the only clue the police had that night. They said that their investigation showed that an attempt had been made to sell the dog in Westwood in order to get it out of the way. Detective Hall said he had arrested Wendell before. Once in connection with theft of chickens, but he was never tried on this charge.

Young Ashworth was one of the finest young men in the city. He was quiet and retiring nature, polite and very inoffensive. He was born Jan 28, 1915 and was graduated as an honor student at the Ashland Senior High School with the class of 1933. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ashworth, of Midland Heights; by 3 sisters, Mrs. Arthur Point and Mrs. Francis Sanders, of Ashland and little Miss Betty Ashworth, at home, and by 2 brothers, James E. Ashworth of Rock Island, IL and J.S. Ashworth, Jr. at home. Funeral rites from the Ashworth residence were Friday afternoon with Rev. H. E. Trent, pastor of the First M.E. Church, assisted by Dr. Ralph R. Herring of the First Baptist Church and Dr. J. C. Hall, his Sunday school teacher in charge. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery followed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BARNES, Elizabeth
Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, 48 years old, who died at her home in Bluefield, Dec 3, were held at the home of her brother, Raymond Wilson of Kenova, Wednesday of last week. Burial was made at the Lockwood Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Baptist church at Bluefield. The Rev. Gilliam and Rev. Wayne Jordan of Russell, KY officiated at the funeral services. Those surviving are the husband, L. A. Barnes, one daughter, Mary Barnes, the father, David Wilson, Lockwood, 4 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Speary and Mrs. Amanda Black, Buchanan, Mrs. Carrie Christian, Whites Creek, Mrs. Jessie Spangler, Kenova, 3 brothers, Raymond Wilson, Lockwood, Millard Wilson, Louisville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BLOSS, Kizzie
Mrs. Kizzie Bloss, 90 years old, lifelong resident of Wayne County, who died Wednesday night at her home in Stonewall district was buried in Ross Cemetery following funeral services Sunday afternoon at the residence, with the Rev. Paris Adkins officiating. Pallbearers were her 6 grandsons, Lewis B. Robert and Dewey Parsons, Charles Smith, Collie Dial and Leo Jarrell. She was the widow of the late Valentine Bloss who died 3 years ago. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. F. B. Smith, Mrs. Wayne Jarrell and Mrs. James M. Parsons, all of Wayne County, and Mrs. A. G. Dial of Huntington; 30 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BELKNAP, Norman J.
Funeral services for Norman J. Belknap, former branch manager of Armour & Company here who died at his home at Webster Springs, WV following a stroke of paralysis 2 days before, were held Friday at his home. He was 48 years old. Mr. Belknap was widely known in this section. After leaving the Armour Company he operated a store here but for several years had been a traveling salesman in this territory. He left Pikeville 9 years ago an since that time had resided in West Virginia. Mr. Belknap was a member of Thomas C. Cecil Lodge, F & AM and the Knight Templar of Pikeville and a number of the Shrine at Ashland. He was born in Centralia, WV and was married to Miss Martha Daniels of Paintsville. His widow and 2 daughters survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

BERRY, Leo V.
Leo V. Berry, of Stolling, WV, passed away last Sunday in the veterans hospital in Huntington, WV where he had been a patient about 3 weeks. He had been in ill health for quite a while. Mr. Berry was the son of David Berry of Rich Creek, this county and the body was brought to the old home on Tuesday where funeral and burial service was held, interment being made in the Berry graveyard. He was 40 years of age and is survived by his wife and 2 small children. He was a grandson of Thompson Berry, one of the early settlers of this section. Before moving to Stollings about 1 year ago he had resided at Aracoma, WV. He was a member of the American Legion and had many friends. Among surviving members of the family are his father, a sister, Mrs. Rosa Lemons of Orrville, OH and a brother, Thompson Berry of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

BLESSING, William
William Blessing, 35 years old, of Thelma, an employee of the C. & O. Railway for the past 20 years, died at his home Wednesday, November 21.  His death came as a result of an attack of typhoid.  Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, and burial was in the family cemetery near Thelma.  He is survived by his wife and two small children.  Mr. Blessing was a member of the United Baptist Church and one of the leading citizens of his community.  His long service with the railway company and his activity in the church and the affairs of his neighborhood made for him a host of friends who will miss him greatly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

BLEVINS, Charles
Charles Blevins, age about 48 years, of Staffordsville, was drowned in Paint Creek at the mouth of Bent Branch last Saturday afternoon. Just how Mr. Blevins was drowned is not known. Mr. Blevins was a victim of heart disease and it is believed that he was stricken suddenly while crossing the creek. He was a son of the late W.R. Blevins and was a former teacher. He had been twice married and is survived by his widow and a number of children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BLEVINS, Minnie (Sizemore)
Mrs. Minnie Sizemore Blevins, one of Prestonsburg’s most devout and well known women, passed peacefully to rest at her home here Friday morning at the age of 57 years, after an illness extending over a period of several months. A daughter of the late Farish Sizemore, Mrs. Blevins was born Jun 12, 1877, and was a member of one of Floyd County’s pioneer families. She was united early in life with the M. E. Church, South, of which she was a devout member until death. Mrs. Blevins devoted much of her time, when her health permitted, to the Order of Rebekahs, having been an officer in the local lodge for years, Surviving are her husband, M. M. Blevins and one brother, Dr. John Sizemore, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday from the home. Burial was made in the family lot at Paintsville beside her father and mother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

BOWLING
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Bowling of Whites Creek died at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital at Ashland Dec 8. The body was returned to Whites Creek residence Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. H.L. Shumway of Catlettsburg. The child’s mother is a patient at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BRANHAM, T. J.
Funeral services were held Friday morning from the home on Lower Lock Avenue for T. J. Branham, 85, one of Louisa’s oldest and most respected citizens who died Wednesday night after an illness of several months. The services were in charge of Rev. H.B. Hewlette and Rev. H. G. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, members of the Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Branham was a member participated in the service at the house and then conducted their ritual at the grave in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Interment was made under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Mr. Branham moved to Louisa 37 years ago and had resided here since, while living at Potter was postmaster for several years and the C & O passenger station was called Branham. He was a son of the late Dave and Betty Atkins Branham. His wife, Mrs. Nannie Chambers Branham, died 12 years ago. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. L.L. Kinser, and a son, Charles F. Branham of Parkersburg, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

BURCHETT, Thomas
Thomas Burchett, aged 88 years, passed away at his hoe at Whitehouse last Sunday night. He had been blind and in failing health for more than a year. Mr. Burchett was born in Floyd County and moved to Louisa when a child. His wife, who was Miss Sarilda May, survives. Also 2 sisters, Mrs. Luna Gambill of Greenup and Mrs. Rebecca Franklin of Charleston, WV. He was a brother of Mrs. Sarah Atkins and Major D. J. Burchett and Mrs. William Riggs, deceased. The funeral took place on Christmas day at Whitehouse. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

CAUDILL, Lorena
Mrs. Lorena Caudill, wife of Sam E. Caudill, of Stambaugh, Ky., died at the Golden Rule hospital Monday morning, after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Caudill was the daughter of Jno C. Gambill, of River, and a popular young woman in her community.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home and burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

DIAL, Rev. A. M.
Rev. A. M. Dial, 77, of Huntington, a former pastor of the Christian Church of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 6, from injuries which he suffered Tuesday afternoon when struck by an automobile on Piedmont road. He died at a hospital where he had been a patient since he was injured. Funeral services for the aged minister were held Sunday afternoon at Vinson Memorial Christian Church with Rev. J. W. Yohb, assisted by Rev. W. H. Sheffer and the Rev. Mr. Zimmerman, officiated. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Mr. Dial’s death resulted from a compound fracture of the leg and a fractured arm. He also suffered severe shock and hospital attaches said shortly after he was injured that there was little hope for his recovery.

The automobile which struck him was driven by E. J. Perry of Huntington, who took the minister to the hospital and then reported the accident to the police. He said Mr. Dial stepped directly into the path of his car from the rear of a parked machine. witnesses substantiated his story and police absolved him from blame. Mr. Dial was a minister in the Church of Christ for 52 years. For the past 4 years he had been retired. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Belle Dial, 5 sons, George F. Dial, Robert J. Dial, all of Huntington, and Rev. W. P. Dial of Charleston, 2 daughters, Mrs. Joseph Stepp of Huntington and Mrs. A. J. Barnett, of Columbus, OH, one brother, Jefferson Dial of Crab Orchard, KY and a number of grandchildren. Mr. Dial had held pastorates in many cities in West Virginia and Kentucky among them those at Hinton, Williamson, Matewan, Montgomery, Guyandotte, Louisa, Paintsville and many other cities. He is also said to have performed more marriages and baptisms then any other Christian church minister in West Virginia. For many years he was active as an evangelist in the southern portion of the state and was influential in building scores of churches for his denomination. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

DILLEY, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Dilley, 67, passed away Thursday morning at his home in Fallsburg after a few minutes of illness. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon from the home, with interment in the Woods Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Dilley, one daughter, Mary Lou, 3 sons, Guy, Clarence E. and Earl all at home. Also 3 sisters, Mrs. L.N. Hutchinson, Fallsburg, and Mrs. Lou Pelts and Mrs. Mabel Davis of East Liverpool, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

EDWARDS, C. P.
A telegram to G. R. Lewis, secreta4ry of the Masonic Lodge in Louisa was received Wednesday conveying the sad news of the death of C. P. Edwards who was killed in an automobile accident. The message was from the Masonic Lodge at Fincastle, VA and funeral service was to be held at Eagle Rock, VA Thursday. Mr. Edwards was civil engineer and was located here for some time with a party of N & W engineers. While here he was initiated into the Masonic order. He was known as “Spike” Edwards and had many friends here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

EVANS, Jean Moore
After a week’s illness, Jean Moore Evans, 11 years of age, died of pneumonia in the C & O Hospital at Huntington, Friday morning. She was the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Evans of Martin, KY, her mother formerly being Miss Mada Moore of Ashland, daughter of the late Dr. A. H. Moore. Jean Moore Evans is survived by her parents and 2 brothers, Richard and Robert and one sister, Mary Ellen. The funeral services were held at the home of her grandmother Mrs. A. H. Moore of Ashland. Pallbearers were Jack Henderson, Paul Stewart, Malone Prichard, Ernest Montague, C. N. Thompson, John Steele, Bill Simpson, Leroy Muncy and John Gardner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

FAINE, Mack
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Toler for Mack Faine, 33, who was killed Thursday in a mine accident at the Tierney plant on Pond Creek. Services were in charge of the Rev. A. W. Stowers and burial took place in the Fairview Cemetery. Faine who was a mine motorman, was fatally injured when trip of cars wrecked and piled up. He was dead when a rescue crew reached him. He leaves a widow, Verla Faine, one step daughter, Hathalee, also his mother, Mrs. Malissa Faine and 3 sisters as follows: Mrs. Sarah Belle Fugette, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Sarah Sturgell, Myrtle WV and Mrs. Mary Belton, Belfry, KY; also one brother, Riley Faine of Earling, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

FANNIN, Mrs. Ike
Mrs. Ike Fannin, 60, died a the home of her daughter in Ashland last Friday, after a brief illness. Heart trouble is said to have caused her death. The burial took place Monday at the home at Culbertson on Bear Creek, near the Lawrence County line. Her husband died about 4 years ago. He was a prosperous farmer. Two daughters survive. The are Mrs. A. B. Rice of Ashland and Mrs. J. r. Lockwood of Culbertson. There are 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Fannin was a daughter of Robert R. Hazelett. She has one brother, Lon Hazelett of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. P. L. Lowe of Overton, TX. Mrs. Fannin was very active in church work and was a very useful member of her community. The funeral of Mrs. Fannin conducted by Rev. Roe at the residence at Culbertson on Sunday afternoon was attended by a large number of friends. The burial was postponed until Monday afternoon, awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Fannin’s sister from Texas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

FERGUSON, Elisha
Elisha Ferguson, 81 years old, died at his home near Wayne Nov 10 of paralysis. He was stricken more than a year ago. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Jane Ferguson and the following children W. C., Joe and Cleveland Ferguson, of Wayne, Mrs. Hannah Bradshaw, of Kenova, Mrs. Sylvia Thomas and Mrs. L. C. Pyles of Wetmoreland, Mrs. Emma Bradshaw of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. U. S. Pinson of Wayne and burial was in the family cemetery at Elmwood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

FISHER, Hiram
Hiram Fisher aged grandfather of Areo Williams was burned to death Saturday when Williams home near Grayson, KY was destroyed by fire. Other members of the family barely escaped with their lives. An overheated stove caused the fire. Mr. Fisher, who was afflicted with a cancer, was unable to escape as other members fled in their night clothes. A little pet dog burned with him. G. W. Henderson, of Olive Hill, held an inquest and decided the fire was due to a faulty chimney. A member of the family is said to have risen early and built a fire in a stove and then gone back to bed while the house warned up. The house was an old log home, Mr. Fisher is survived by 3 brothers, Arvin, Ira and Willie of Olive Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

HATFIELD, W. S.
Funeral services were held Friday for W. S. Hatfield, farmer, of near Low Gap, WV who died Wednesday of injuries received when he was accidentally scalded Nov 27 while butchering hogs at his home. Mr. Hatfield formerly was a merchant at Manilla. The services were at the home of his son, A. S. Hatfield of Danville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rosa Hatfield, 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles Greenleaf, Mrs. O. E. Bostic, Mrs. Elmer Nelson of Madison and the son. Burial was in the Bonoe Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Hatfield was a native of Kentucky, having been born in Pike County, Jan 11, 1857. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

HOLBROOK, Henry H.
Henry H. Holbrook, 78, of Bayes, Breathitt County, died at his home Thursday morning after a lingering illness of over a year. Mr. Holbrook is survived by his wife and 8 children. Two sons, J. Kash Holbrook and H. S. Holbrook live in Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

After an extended illness, Henry H. Holbrook, father of J. Kash and H. S. Holbrook, of Paintsville, died Dec 12 at his home, Bays, KY, Breathitt County. Mr. Holbrook has been ill for more than a year with paralysis. Mr. Holbrook was a devout Christian and had long been a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, 72 years of age, and 8 children, J. Kash Holbrook, H. S. Holbrook, Paintsville, Mrs. Visa H. Risner, A. Guerrant and Cornelius Holbrook, Hendricks, and Harlan Holbrook, Bays; Mrs. Bill Allen, Campton, Noah Holbrook, Bay, and Mrs. S. E. Martin, Keck, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

HUGHES, Callie
Mrs. Callie Hughes, 68 years old, of Ceredo, died suddenly at her home, Nov 29. Funeral services were conducted Friday of last week at the First Baptist Church, Ceredo, by Rev. D. L. Pennington and Rev. Cecil Patterson. Member of the Order of Eastern Star, of Ceredo, of which Mrs. Hughes was a member had charge of services at the grave. She is survived by one son, Harry B. Hughes of Wheeling, 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bloss, Emoryville and Mrs. Viola Workman, Huntington, 7 brothers, W. S. Riggs, Prichard, G. W. Riggs, Cyrus, L. J., Charles S. and W. B. Riggs, Centerville, Albert and J. H. Riggs, Kenova; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

JOHNSON, David Henson
David Henson Johnson, aged 77 years, passed away last Sunday at his home on Whites Creek, WV. He was a widely known farmer of that section of Wayne County and director of the First National Bank of Kenova, WV. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence with Rev. M.V. McKinster officiating, assisted by Rev. Norris Gilliam, Rev. Newland and Rev. Frank McKinster. Interment was in the Cyrus, WV cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

JOHNSON, Gardner
Gardner Johnson, 81, recently died at the home of his brother, Judge J.C. C. Johnson at Olive Hill, Carter County. He was born in Floyd County, but had lived in Elliott and Carter since childhood. For more than 40 years he had been a member of the Baptist Church. Sometime ago he prepared the lumber from which to make his casket an left direction for making it. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

KIRK, Tom
Tom Kirk, formerly of Ashland but who has been making his home with his son, Labe Kirk, at Berwind, WV, died Saturday. Funeral service were held Sunday afternoon at the Grassland Church on Bear Creek. Burial followed in the Kirk Cemetery there. He is survived by 3 brothers, J. S. who is spending the winter with his daughter Mrs. S. W. Hazlett in Cincinnati, Thorns of Ashland and Eli Kirk of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

KITCHEN, John M.
Funeral services for John M. Kitchen, who died Saturday were held Monday at the residence with Rev. G. C. Banks, pastor of the Maysville Christian Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Maysville cemetery. He was 84 years old. Mr. Kitchen was born in Carter County but had spent most of his life in Mason County. While he had been in impaired health, his death was sudden and unexpected. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Montgomery Kitchen, 5 sons, Lonnie, Cecil and Morton Kitchen, of Maysville, Charles Kitchen of Greenup County and William Kitchen of Carter County and 2 daughters, Mrs. Dave Weber and Miss Sadie Kitchen of Maysville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

LOCKWOOD, Joseph Tifney
Debord, KY—Joseph Tifney Lockwood, 66 years of age, died here Saturday after an illness of several years. He had been an invalid for the past several months. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Sites Lockwood, 2 daughters, Imogene and Mary Irene and one son, Douglas. He moved here several years ago from Lockwood, Boyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

MEREDITH, Gwen E.
G. E. Meredith, resident engineer for the State Highway Commission passed away on Tuesday at Salyersville, KY his death following a brief illness. His death was unexpected. He was about 33 years old and his home was at Leitchfield, KY. Mr. Meredith was well known here having been in Louisa while connected with the work of paving the Mayo Trail to the Boyd County line. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

OWENS, Claude
The Williamson, WV News says: That Claude Owens, about 30, was killed as he alighted from a train was the opinion expressed by those who witnessed the scene of his death Saturday. The body was found about 4 a.m. along the Norfolk and Western right of way about a half mile above the mouth of Lick Creek. But little is known of Owens’ family. He formerly worked for the Leckie Collieries Company but was injured about a year ago and has since been unable to work. His home is said to be at Prater, Carter County, KY. It is believed that he was riding a freight train and started to alight, his head striking a tie. His head was severely crushed and death appeared to have occurred instantly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

SEXTON, Kermit
Kermit Sexton, whose condition has been critical for some time since he was shot through the arm last month at Garrett by Hiram Laferty, an officer there, died Tuesday night at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin a victim of pneumonia. He was 21 years old. Young Sexton had been in the Paintsville Hospital for almost a month, and for a time it was believed that amputation of his arm would be necessary. He later as taken to the hospital at Martin, where pneumonia developed. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sexton, well known residents of Garrett and 6 brothers, Lester, Willard, Gill, Leonard, William and Bert Sexton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

SHIVEL, Theora
Theora, the young daughter of Mrs. Ted Shivel of Boyd County, passed away Dec 15th after a prolonged illness. Burial service was conducted at the Lockwood Cemetery, Sunday morning Dec 16, in charge of Rev. H. L. Shumway of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

STEELE, Nannie (Cooksey)
An illness of 3 months, brought on by grief over the death of her son 4 years ago, claimed the life of Mrs. Nannie Steel, wife of W. K. Steele, prominent Pikeville attorney, at her home Tuesday night. Mrs. Steele was 68 years old. Born near Louisa in Lawrence County on Mar 11, 1866, Mrs. Steele was the daughter of Albert and Mahala Salyers Cooksey. The family later moved to Johnson County and settled near Paintsville. On Dec 9, 1888, she was married to Mr. Steele and moved to Coal Run. She had resided in Pike County since that time and moved to Pikeville 28 years ago. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. Besides her husband, Mrs. Steele is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. P. Cline of Pikeville, by one brother, H. Cooksey of Ashland and 2 sister, Mrs. M. W.  Evans of California and Mrs. Della Caldwell of Carter County. Funeral services Thursday afternoon at the home. Rev. E. L. Howerton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in the Cline Addition. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

STUMBO, Mary Allen
Mrs. Mary Allen Stumbo, widow of a former Floyd County sheriff and mother of the present Sheriff of this county, passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Turner of Minnie, a victim of cancer from which she had suffered for the past year. She was 75 years old. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Allen, Mrs. Stumbo was bornn Oct 14, 1859, near what is now Northern, on Right Beaver Creek. She was married to the late W. M. (Bill Buck) Stumbo, former sheriff of  this county, who died in 1928. the following sons and daughters survive: Mrs. Tom Turner, Mrs. W. I. Myers, E. H., H. H., Grover and Dewey Stumbo all of Minnie and vicinity; O. H., E. A. and Sheriff M. T. Stumbo of Prestonsburg; J. M. Stumbo of Harold and Mrs. W. H. Mathis, Gilbert, WV; 2 sisters and 3 brothers also survive: Mrs. Minta Webb, Lackey, Mrs. Ballard Gearheart of Palisades, CO, F.P. G. J.  and D. M. Allen, Sr., all of Hueysville. Mrs. Stumbo was for many years a devout member of the Christian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 21, 1934

THOMPSON, Anna
Mrs. Anna Thompson, 73 years old, died recently at the home of her nephew,, Raymond Billups, of Fort Gay, after a 7 month’s illness with cancer. She had been a member of the church for several years. In addition to the nephew, she is survived by sister, Mrs. J. P. Billups of Fort Gay. Burial was in Billups Gap cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

THOMPSON, Isabelle
Mrs. Isabelle Thompson, 59, wife of Freelin Thompson, passed away Sunday at their home on route 2, Fort Gay, after an illness of 8 months. She was a daughter of the late Wade H. and Elizabeth Hamilton Thompson. Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in the Thompson Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Napier, of Winston Salem, NC, one sister, Mrs. Jerry Harless of Dunlow, WV, 4 brothers, Elijah Thompson and S. B. Thompson of Radnor, WV, William Thompson of Goody, KY, and John Thompson of Grassy, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

TOMLIN
Miss Naomi Tomlin, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Tomlin of Tram, died Dec 11 at the age of 17 years, exactly month following the death of her 14 year old brother, Nathan Nathaniel Tomlin. Both of the youthful victims were favorites with all who knew them and Miss Tomlin was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. They are survived by the parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

WEDDINGTON, Charlotte
Funeral services were held Monday at the old Steppe home place at White Post, KY for Mrs. Charlotte Weddington, 76, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. Gilbreath, in Williamson. Mrs. Weddington was a life long member of the Baptist Church, born Sep 14, 1859, she was the daughter of Aaron Steppe, one of the early settlers in the White Post community. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. J.A. Duncan, Thacker, WV, Mrs. M.H. Gilbreath, Miss Josephine and Miss Myrtle Weddington, all of Williamson, and Mrs. J. B. Aldridge of Huntington. Three sons, Charles B. Weddington of Lenore, WV, and George Washington of Williamson, 5 sisters and one brother, Miss Dolly Steppe and Miss Sara Ann Steppe, both of White Post, Mrs. W. B. Taylor of Pikeville, Ms. Andrew Thompson of Nolan, WV, Mrs. Esther Lowe of  White Post, and Dr. C. C. Steppe of White Post, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

WELLS, Roland
A train of empty coal cars which its engineer so desperately tired to stop when tragedy loomed that the train crew was baldy shaken up, one of the number being taken to a hospital, struck and instantly killed Roland Wells, 24 years old, Auxier miner, Friday between Auxier and East Point. His body was halved by wheels of the locomotive. When first seen by the engineer, it is said, Wells was sitting on the tracks. The air brakes were promptly applied but failed to stop the train before Wells was struck. The victim was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Brownlow Wells, well-known residents of the Daniels Creek section. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Malta Castle Wells and 2 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

WILEY, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M. Wiley passed away at her home at Whitehouse on Monday morning. She was 78 years of age having been born Jul 29, 1856. Surviving are the husband, 5 sons and 4 daughters, Murdie Wiley of Shelbiana, Carl of Emma, Dave, Andrew and Morton, all of Whitehouse, Mrs. Ben Curnutte of Lackey, Mrs. Wilbur Spears, Hager Hill, Mrs. John H. Ward of Williamsport, KY, and Mrs. Garfield Spradlin of Whitehouse. She had been a faithful member of the United Baptist Church for 47 years. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery overlooking the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 14, 1934

WILLIAMS, Watson
Watson Williams, son of Millard Williams of near Win, was instantly killed late Wednesday afternoon when a car in which he was riding with 4 other young people overturned on the Garrett Highway on Barnetts Creek: Buell Williams, son of Jailer Charles Williams, who also was riding in the car was painfully injured. According to reports the automobile, a small roadster, went out of control either from a blowout or because of the slippery condition of the road and overturned. The occupants are said to  be students at the Oil Springs High School and were returning home from school. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 28, 1934

WORKMAN, Basil
Basil Workman, 41, who had been for some time employed in the mines of the Gay Coal & Coke Company at Mt. Gay, WV passed away following a short illness at his home there on Monday. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon with interment following in the Queens Ridge Cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Workman, of Wayne, and is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Workman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

YOURELL, Robert
West Liberty, KY, Nov 29—Ignorance on the part of a deaf and dumb youth who unknowingly sought shelter at a bank and the apparent mistake of a burglar-conscious bank watchman were believed to be the contributing factors in the death of the mute here early this morning. Letters from his mother and sister in his pocket indicated the victim, Robert Yourell, about 17 years old, a student at the Kentucky school for the Deaf at Danville, was on his way to spend Thanksgiving at his home at Walton, in Boone County, were the women folks promised to have something fixed up for him. The letters also directed the school teacher to read the missives to the youth, who was unable to read or write. Deputy Constable William McKenzie, Sr., the watchman, said someone rattled the back door of the Commercial Bank, and failing to get in, went to the front door and rattled it. McKenzie said he went out taking a pistol and shotgun and the person at the door ran. Supposing the intruder was a member of a gang bent on robbing the bank, McKenzie said he called to the fugitive to halt, but when he continued running, he shot him in the back. The youth died 2 hours later.

Officers said they learned the youth was hitchhiking home for Thanksgiving and he reached were about 1 o’clock this morning, when most of the town was dark. The watchman had a light burning in the rear room of the bank and they theorized the thought he could find someone awake to take him in. sight of the watchman’s weapons is supposed to have caused him to run. McKenzie had been night watchman at the bank since it was robbed of $1,294.15 two weeks ago by safe crackers who burned open the vault but failed to open the inner safe. McKenzie surrendered after the fatal shooting and was charged with murder. He was released under guard until examining trial at 10o’clock Saturday morning before Magistrate J. B. Wells, who is County Judge protem. Officials at the Kentucky School for the Deaf at Danville said Yourell had been a student there about 10 weeks and was a good boy, except for being unconsciously rowdy. Mrs. Lena Yourell, Walton, the victim’s mother, had the body taken there by a Mt. Sterling undertaker. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Dec 7, 1934

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