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ADKINS, Gar…Lee
Elkfork, KY—The death angel visited the home of Mr. Sanford Williams and took from them Mrs. Williams’ father, Gar….Lee Adkins. He lay sick only a short time. He was a good and faithful member of the United Baptist Church. He was 79 years old and leaves to mourn the loss his wife, and 2 children and a host of friends and relatives. He was buried Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

BLACKBURN, Victoria (Williamson)
1856-1935
Mrs. Victoria Williamson Blackburn, 78, died Sunday at the home of her eldest son, John Blackburn, at Meta, Pike County, KY following an illness of 2 years. Mrs. Blackburn was a member of an early pioneer family and has resided in tat section throughout a long and useful life. Born on Bent Branch near Meta, Sep 17, 1856, she married Winfield Blackburn of the same community, at the age of 25. The have resided in the same community since that time. Their 8 children are : John, Nicholas, Lee, Tobias, and Ballard of Meta, Mrs. Sidney Pinson, Road Fork and Johnny Young, Pikeville and
Sidney Blackburn of East Williamson. Other survivors are the husband, one brother, Harve Williamson, Road Fork , one half brother, Landon Hinkle, Brushy creek, KY, and 2 half sisters, Mrs. Jack Maynard, Williamson and Mrs. William Robinette, Varney, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Bent Branch Regular Baptist Church where Mrs. Blackburn was a member for more than three score years. Officiating ministers were Rev. Hays Maynard and Rev. Jonah Bevins. Burial in the Blackburn family cemetery on Bent Branch. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

BLANKENSHIP, Greely
Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon at Delorme, near Williamson for Greely Blankenship, 30, and burial took place in the cemetery at that place. The Rev. Mr. Miller of Peter Creek officiated at the services. Since Blankenship’s body was returned to his former home at Delorme from the state prison where he was executed Monday, Jan 7 at 12:02:30 for the murder of John Christofone, approximately 2500 persons passed the bier, resident of Delorme stated. The crowd of curious milled about the home of Mr. and Mrs.  B. Blankenship,  parents of Greely, where the body had been since Tuesday evening. The funeral rites and burial services were attended by a large crowd of people who came from Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. There was an unusually large turnout from Peter Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

BLANKENSHIP, Minnie
Mrs. Minnie Blankenship, 32, wife of A. B. Blankenship, Inez, KY, died Sunday evening at 8 o’clock in a Williamson hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Blankenship was the daughter rof Mr. and Mrs. ?. W. Goebel of Inez, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of that place and the mother of 3 children. Surviving are the children, Phyllis, A. B. Jr., and Goebel, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Goebel, one sister, Mrs. Hattie McCoy and a brother, Elmer Goebel, all of Inez. Funeral services were held from the home at Inez Thursday at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Inez Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

BRADLEY
The 3 weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bradley of Ellen, died Thursday morning after an illness of measles followed by pneumonia. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ellen Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

CALVERT, James Alexander
James Alexander Calvert, 47 years old, former county patrolman and electrician for various coal companies in this field for several years, died at his home at Betsy Layne Dec 28, a victim of a short illness from pneumonia and complications. Mr. Calvert resided at Drift for several years and had been employed at Betsy Layne for some time. He was well known in this county and had many friends. He was born in Virginia in 1887. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

COPLEY, James
1849-1935
James Copley, 85 years old, died at his home at Cotton Hill, Jan 8, after an illness of 4 days. Mr. Copley was born Jul 19, 1849. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and is survived by the following children: Lat Copley of Webb, Mrs. Millie Marcum of Cotton Hill, Jimmy Copley of Neb; one brother, Monroe Copley of Huntington,. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harrison Jude and Rev. T.A. Salmons with burial in the Copley Cemetery near Webb in Kentucky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

CORDELL, David
David Cordell passed away Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ed Ross at Wilbur. He was 64 years old. His home was in Ohio and he was visiting relatives in this county when he became ill. Pneumonia caused his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

DALTON, Albert
Albert Dalton, for 27 yeas a resident of Logan County, died at his home at Aracoma on last Monday Dec 24, 1934, at the age of 58 years, following a year’s illness. Mr. Dalton was a faithful employee of the C & O for many years. For the past several years he had served as yard conductor at Peach Creek and at one time was night yardmaster there. He was born at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Dr. James Jerome Dalton and Amelia Rice Dalton. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Catholic Church of Logan. Interment was made in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Mr. Dalton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Dalton, a brother, Milton J. Dalton of Huntington and 3 sisters, Mrs. John Bolt, of Huntington, Mrs. Brooks McClure, Huntington, and Mrs. Carrie Jordan of Miami, FL. Two children, a son and a daughter, born to the Daltons, preceded their father in death. The son, Leslie, was drowned in an automobile accident just below Peach Creek, a few years ago and the daughter, Mrs. Winifred Huffman, wife of Charley Huffman died some time ago. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

DALTON, Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee Dalton, 70, died at Lexington hospital Saturday afternoon following a long illness. The body was taken to Huntington, WV. Funeral services held Monday afternoon in the Klingel Funeral Home in Huntington and burial in a Huntington Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, M. J. Dalton of Huntington; 3 sisters, Mrs. M. F. Jordan of Miami, FL, Mrs. J. M. Blot and Mrs. R. W. McClure both of Huntington. The deceased had been in the Eastern State Hospital for many years. She was a native of Lawrence County, having been reared in the Fallsburg and Fuller neighborhood. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

DEREFIELD, Enos
Webbville, KY—The cold hand of death came through our community early Thursday morning and claimed for its victim, Enos Derefield, who had been in ill health for some time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

DIAMOND, Benjamin F.
1858-1934
Death claimed Benjamin F. Diamond, 77, prominent farmer of Yatesville, who died at home near there Saturday morning at 9 o’clock after an illness of 8 weeks of complications incident to old age. Mr. Diamond was born in this county and spent practically all his life here. He was a son of John and Aylsa Muncy Diamond. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, the J.O.U.A.M. Lodge of Louis and the I.O.O.F. of Fallsburg. For a number of years he served as justice of the peace of Lawrence County. A short prayer service was held at the home Tuesday morning and funeral service was conducted from Myrtle Chapel near Five Forks at 10 o’clock with Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. Muncy, of Greenup officiating. Interment was made in the Smoky Valley Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Diamond, 2 daughters, Mrs. C. M. Waller, Fairfax, OK, and Mrs. Hester Rice of Yatesville; 4 sons, Arden Diamond of Miami, FL, Covington Diamond, of Dehue, WV, Earl and Chester Diamond of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Arminta Abbott of Louisa and one brother, Charles W. Diamond of Lamax, MO. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

On Dec 29, 1934, the death angel visited our home and took from us our dear father, B. F. Diamond. He was born Apr 17, 1858. Age 76 years 8 months and 13 days. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, Lizzie Diamond, and 7 children: Arden, Minnie Flo, Tom and Chester of Huntington, WV and Covington of Dehue, WV, Mrs. Betty Waller of Fairfax, OK and Mrs. Heston Rice of Yatesville; one sister, Mrs. James Abbott, Louisa and one brother, Charles Wilson Diamond of Lamar, MO. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hamp Muncy of Greenup and Rev. Birch Hulette of Louisa. His body was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Smokey Valley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

DIAMOND, Ella (Roberts)
Mrs. Ella Roberts Diamond, wife of Lon Diamond, died Monday night at her home at London, OH. Funeral services and burial took place there. Mrs. Diamond, 60 years old and a daughter of Reuben Roberts, was born and reared in Lawrence County, near Louisa. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 brothers. W. Jay Roberts of Louisa and Bristo Roberts, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Sam J. Picklesimer of Louisa, Mrs. May Crank and Mrs. George B. Hayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

DOTSON, Armanda
Funeral services for Armanda Dotson, Jamboree, KY, were held Sunday in Pike County in the home and burial took place in the family cemetery. Dodge Coleman, Baptist minister from Pawpaw, officiated. She was the mother of the late Dr. W. A. Dotson, well known Peter Creek physician, who was shot to death while attending a patient more than a year ago. Surviving the deceased are 2 sons, Charley Dotson of Ashland and Dave Dotson of Jamboree; 4 daughters, and 3 granddaughters. She had been seriously ill for a long time and death was not unexpected. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

ELSWICK, G. W.
1836-1935
Infirmities of old age claimed the life of G. W. Elswick, 98 years old veteran of the Civil War, who died at the home of his son, Grant Elswick on Caney Creek, near Penny, late Wednesday evening. He had been ill for more than 5 weeks. Born Nov 26, 1836, at the mouth of Island Creek, Mr. Elswick spent his entire life in Pike County. He served fro a short time in the Union forces during the Civil war and is believed to have been the only man in this section of Kentucky who cast 2 votes for Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War president. Mr. Elswick had cast a ballot at every election since that time. Seventy-eight years ago he was married to Miss Liza Branham who preceded him in death 40 years ago. He was later married to Elizabeth Greer who also preceded him in death. He had been a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for 58 years. Surviving are 3 daughters. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

FANNIN, Wallace
Wallace Fannin, 40, West Liberty farmer, was stricken with a heart attack about 5 o’clock Sunday night while in a restaurant in Lexington and died enroute to the Good Samaritan Hospital in an ambulance. Victor Reed, West Liberty, Fannin’s companion told Coroner Kerr they had come to Lexington to sell a crop of tobacco. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

FYFFE, D. L.
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. D. L. Fyfe died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Harris of Winifred, this county. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Winifred Kathleen age 8 and Gloria Eleanor age 5, her parents, one brother, 5 sisters,. She had been a leading teacher in the county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

GOFF, Maggie
Pikeville, KY--Mrs. Maggie Goff, 56 years old, well known resident of this section died last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Bevins at  Meta following an illness of several months with dropsy. Born Sep 10, 1878, at Fishtrap, she spent her entire life in Pike County. She was the daughter of Rev. Mat and Mahala Justice. In 1896 she was married to R. T. Goff. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for several years. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. James Bevins, of Meta, and one son, John S. Goff of Raccoon. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

GRAHAM, Steuben Worth
1864-1935
Steuben Worth Graham, 70, died at1340 Carter Avenue in Ashland Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. He was born May 3, 1864 at Cherokee, this county. For 22 years he engaged in the mercantile business at Tuscola, moving to Ashland, 12 years ago. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nona Womack Graham, one daughter, Mrs. B. H. Crum of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. F. H. Moore of Winchester, and 4 brothers, V. E. and L. W. Graham of Cherokee and J. E. and J. M. Graham of Spokane, WA. He was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Graham was a good citizen and his passing is mourned by many friends. He lived in Louisa when a young man and was employed by his uncle Mart Graham who was in the hotel business.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

GUNNELL, Joe Ed
Joe Ed Gunnell, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gunnell of Emma, Floyd County, was killed instantly at Tram shortly after noon Friday when struck by an automobile said to have held Pike County license plates. The driver of the machine which struck the boy as he started to cross the road did not stop. The lad’s neck was broken and his skull was crushed. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

HARRISON, Susie M.
E. F. Harrison, an employee of the Parkers Department Store, returned to his home here Tuesday  night from Scottsville, VA where he was called by the death of his mother, Mrs. Susie M. Harrison, who died at her home there Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted at the home and burial in the Harrison Cemetery in Scottsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

HART, Mrs. George A.
Glo, KY—On last Saturday night the Angel of Death hovered over the home of George A. Hart in Wayland and called away his beloved wife whose illness dates over a period of several months and who bore her suffering with the fortitude that only Christians can endure. She leaves her husband, who is quite seriously ill in the Paintsville Hospital, 4 daughters, all married and one son at home. She was 58 years old and one of Wayland’s most popular and beloved women. Funeral ceremonies were conducted from the home on
Tuesday afternoon, after which interment took place in the newly selected cemetery on the hill slope just opposite Glo. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

HATFIELD, Andrew Barrett
Andrew Barrett Hatfield, 57, was found dead in bed Sunday morning by member of his family at North Matewan. Death was pronounced due to a heart attack. At the time of his death he was a collecting deputy sheriff of Mingo county, WV and had previously held a commission as justice of the peace. Mr. Hatfield was born near Mead??, May 5, 1878. His parents were Eph Hatfield and Nancy Staten Hatfield. In 1901 he married Mary Jane Hatfield. The union was blessed with  3 children, Alfonzo, Georgia Helen and Sally, the latter now being Mrs. Sally Staples. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Hatfield and children are the following brothers and sisters, James Blankenship, Vulcan, Sarah Hatfield, Sand, WV, Edna Pendleton, Iaeger, Lydia Blankenship, Williamson, John Hatfield, Varney, Thomas Hatfield, Gilbert and Evermost Staten O’Keefe, a half brother. He was a member of the Hugh C. Boyd Lodge A. F. and A.M., Matewan and the Williamson Chapter and the Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted by the Masonic lodge from the residence at North Matewan Tuesday with burial there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

HELTON, Mr. and Mrs. George
West Liberty, KY, Jan 16—Struck by an automobile as they were walking along the road on their way to church, a minister and his wife were killed instantly late Tuesday near Index, 4 miles from West Liberty. The victims were Rev. George Helton, 47, and Mrs. Helton, 45. The accident occurred near the Sycamore Grove Church, a short distance form the Helton home. The driver of the automobile, Everett Steele, Michigan, was brought to jail here while officers arranged for an investigation of the accident. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

HOLBROOK, Glen
Glen Holbrook, aged 16 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holbrook, Dec 18. He was born and reared near Hicksville. Surviving are 5 brothers, and 4 sisters, and his parents. The brothers all live in Columbus, OH, one sister in Detroit, MI and the other near his home on Irish Creek. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

HOWES, Helen (Turner)
Mrs. Helen Turner Howes, 79 years old, wife of Rev. John R. Howes, died Monday at their home in Germantown, KY. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Ill less than a week, Mrs. Howes passing came as a shock to her friend in the vicinity who have cherished their association with her through many years. As the wife of Rev. Howes, who retired from the active ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church 12 years ago, she followed him to various charges in the Kentucky Conference and aided him in his church work with a zeal equaled only by his own. The church and the home were her important interests, and to these she contributed the best of  her energies. Mrs. Howes was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Turner, at whose home near Paintsville she married Rev. Howes on Oct 13, 1881. The celebrated their 53 wedding anniversary last autumn at the home in Germantown where they had resided since impaired vision forced Rev. Howes to resign as a regular minister. Surviving, besides Rev. Howes are 2 daughters and 3 sons, Mrs. Ripple Kearns of Berry, KY, Mrs. Frances Thomas of Dover, Robert Howes of Pataskala, OH, Charles Howes, Akron and Bruce Howes, of Germantown, also several grandchildren. The Rev. T. B. Stratton of Augusta, Rev. Howes associate in the ministry for half a century, conducted the funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock a the residence in Germantown. Interment followed in the cemetery there. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

HULETT, Eddie
Catlettsburg—Funeral services for Eddie Hulett, 23, of Powelton, WV, one of the miners who lost their lives in the tragic locomotive boiler explosion last Thursday at Montgomery, WV, were held Sunday at one o’clock from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hulett on Chadwicks’ Creek, Boyd County. Burns and internal injuries received when he was crushed beneath the locomotive caused Hulett’s death. The body was taken Saturday to the home on Chadwick’s Creek, at noon. Rev. Josh Damron was in charge of the service at the residence. Burial was made in the Davis Cemetery near the home. Mr. Hulett is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hulett of Chadwick’s Creek, 7 brothers, Roy, Cornelius, Karl, Charles, Frankie, Bennie and Irvin and 2 sisters, Myrtle and Kathleen, all living with the parents at Chadwick’s Creek. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

HURST, Walter
Walter Hurst, 19, of Durham section near Jenkins, son of Mat Hurst, former Pike County resident, died Friday at the Jenkins hospital after an operation for a ruptured appendix. Besides the parents Hurst is survived by several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

JOHNSON, Anna
Pike Co., KY—Mrs. Anna Johnson, wife of Lee Johnson, died at herr home at Melvin Sunday after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Elder Hiram Hall and Nancy E. Hall and was born in Pike County, Feb 7, 1894. Surviving are 2 sons, Russell Johnson and Robert Johnson, and 4 brothers, C. W. Hall, Lawrence Hall, Robert B. Hall and Harold Hall and 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gayheart of Melvin and Mrs. Della Chandler. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

JOHNSON, Volney
Pikeville, KY—Volney Johnson, aged 60, a lifelong resident of Marshall Branch died Thursday. The immediate cause of his death was dropsy but he had been a semi-invalid for the greater part of his life. Mr. Johnson’s wife, Julia, died in Jan 1932, and his father William, died a year later. There were 2 children, the other being Eugenie Damron, wife of Crit Damron. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Isaac Branham. Mr. Johnson is also survived by one brother, A.F. Johnson, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lindy Ellen Sanders and Mrs. Roxie Sanders, also of Hylton. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

JONES, Rebecca (Estep)
Mrs. Rebecca Estep Jones, widow of the late Robert Jones, died Dec 24 at the home of her son, R. L. Jones of Banner, a victim of influenza at the age of 77 years. Mrs. Jones was one of the county’s best women. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church several years and was revered by all who knew her. Her husband died more than 20 years ago, and during recent years she had resided at the home of her son where she died. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

JUSTICE, Lina
Last rites for Mrs. Lina Justice, 39, of Westwood, were held Friday from the home of John Felty. Burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery. Mrs. Justice, who died Tuesday leaves 4 children, Rose, Bertha, Edward and David, all at home, her father, Marion Porter of Carter County; 5 brothers, John Allen Porter of Olive Hill, Ben of Washington, D.C., Harry of East Fork, KY, Andrew of Carter County, and Russell of Carter County, 6 sisters, Mrs. Melvina Tomlin of East Fork, Mrs. Naomi Blevins of Ashland, Mrs. Barbara Goasbe, of Grayson, Mrs. May Tackett of Coalton, Mrs. Clay Pennington of Willard and Mrs. Lucille Hall of Rosedale, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

LEMASTER,  Tabitha (Cordell)
Death claimed Mrs. Tabitha Cordell Lemaster, 68, of Wilbur last Sunday after a prolonged illness. She was the wife of Jake Lemaster and is survived by 2 sons, Arbie and Lonzo Lemaster and a daughter, Miss Mary , all of Wilbur. Funeral services was held at the home Tuesday and burial was in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

LESTER, Belle
Mrs. Belle Lester, 65, widow of the late Harrison Lester, died Thursday morning at the home of her son, Vinson Lester of Maxie, after an illness of several months of tuberculosis. Funeral service was held from the home Friday afternoon. Interment was made in he family cemetery  near the home. Surviving are 6 daughters and sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

LANEY, Luther
Luther Laney, 56, of Catlettsburg died at one o’clock Sunday morning at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Laney had been taken to the hospital several days ago for treatment but his condition was not considered serious. The deceased is survived by his widow, 3 sons, Byron, of Catlettsburg, Joe of Ashland and William at home and one daughter, Helen. Two brothers, Mart of Beaver, OH and Lindsey of Louisa, KY and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Spencer and Mrs. N. Spencer of Louisa, and Mrs. Belle Thompson of Wilbur, also survive. A short funeral service was conducted from the Laney residence on Oakland avenue Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. W. C. Stewart, pastor of the M.E. Church, officiated. Burial was made in the Laney family cemetery in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

LITTERAL, Mrs. Harry (Moore)
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Harry Litteral, age 66, died at her home at Oil Springs of paralysis. She was a daughter of Henry Moore and was a consecrated Christian. Funeral services were held from the home and were in charge of Rev. O.J. Polley, Paintsville and Rev. John Collins of Oil Springs. Burial took place at the family cemetery near Oil Springs. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Myrtle Litteral, Estill, Mrs. Sam Patrick, Riceville, Mrs. Hazel Cavert, Falcon, Mrs. Joy May, Oil Springs, Gordon and Dallas Litteral both of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

LOAR, Dr. L. T.
Dr. L. T. Loar, 74, passed away at his home in Gary, IN Jan 16. Funeral rites were conducted from the home Friday and interment was made there. Dr. Loar, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Loar, was reared on the Loar farm 2 miles below Fort Gay on the Big Sandy river. He attended school here and later attended the Louisville college of medicine. Dr. Loar is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Dickerson Loar, a son and daughter and one brother, Benton Loar of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

LOWE, John L.
John L. Lowe, a Wayne County man is reported to have been one of 17 persons killed in the explosion of a railroad engine near Montgomery, in Fayette County, WV, last Thursday. The men were riding tot the mines in a work train when the boiler of the train’s engine exploded. Lowe is a native of Wayne County, having formerly resided in the Dunlow community. He is a brother of Cleveland Lowe of Wayne. He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Reba Lowe and 4 children, who reside now at 1056 Sixth Avenue, in Huntington. Mrs. Lowe reports that her husband left home 8 months ago looking for work. She never heard from him again until she received news of his death last week. His brother, Cleveland Lowe, of Wayne went to Fayette County this week in an effort to make identification of his brother positive. Funeral services were held for Lowe Sunday afternoon and burial made at Kimberly, in Fayette County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

LUTHER, R. J.
R. J. Luther, 52 years old, of Kenova, died after a lingering illness. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Maggie Luther, 7 sons, Clarence, Archie, Kelly, Robert, Clyde and Vernon, one daughter Leona, all at home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Kenova, with Rev. Norris Gilliam officiating. Burial was in Dock’s Creek Cemetery.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

MARTIN
The death of widow Martin, 78, native of this vicinity (Glo, KY) which occurred at her home in the village of Pumpkin Center, adjacent Estill Wednesday of last week came as a great shock to the many friends and relatives of the family. Her death was due to  infirmities attendant up   on her old age. Funeral rites and burial ceremonies were held on Friday afternoon at the Martin Cemetery just opposite Waylan on the point, where lie the remains of the family, for many generations. Her son, John E. Martin, prominent business man of Garrett had charge of all the rites in connection with her burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

MAY, Dulcie (Adkins)
An illness of 11 months claimed the life of Mrs. Dulcie May, 44 years old, wife of Crit May, who died at her home at Winright, near Regina at 4:40 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. May’s death was attributed to tuberculosis. Born at Winright on Sep 14, 1890, she was the daughter of Winright and Louisa Epling Adkins. On Feb 28,1 913, she was married at Pikeville to Crit May. She spent her entire life in the vicinity of Regina and had been a member of the Baptist Church for several years. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

MAY, Maggie (Auxier)
Mrs. Maggie Auxier May, 70 years old, died at her home in Prestonsburg Saturday night, Jan 5. Her death is thought was caused by a heart attack. Relatives became alarmed Sunday when she failed to attend church or call on relatives and upon investigating found that she had bide in bed some time during the night. She lived alone. Mrs. May was a sister of James W. Auxier of Paintsville and besides him she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Oliver Webb, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie May and Mrs. Alex Spradlin. Mrs. May was one of the best known and popular ladies in Prestonsburg and a devout Christian. Besides her family she leaves to mourn her death a host of friends in Eastern Kentucky. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Prestonsburg at the  Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in May Cemetery near Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

MAYO, J. Walter
A cerebral hemorrhage Friday morning caused the death of J. Walter Mayo, 61 years old of Ashland in St. Petersburg, FL hospital. Death of the prominent eastern Kentucky business and civic leader was not unexpected. He had been suffering from angina pectoris for several months. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Ashland. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery Sunday. According to information received Mr. Mayo was stricken with the attack which caused his death Thursday night at 9 o’clock. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. It was Mr. Mayo’s custom to spend the winter months in Florida. He and Mrs. Mayo had been resident in St. Petersburg since December when they left Ashland. Mrs. R. D. Higgins of Ashland, an only daughter, was enroute to St. Petersburg to visit her parents when she was informed of her father’s death while passing through Georgia. The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Mayo, Mr. Mayo was a native of West Virginia, having been born at Fort Spring. He had, however, spent the majority of his mature life in Ashland. His activities as the head of a successful merchandise brokerage house in Ashland for the past 35 years elevated Mr. Mayo to a place of business prominence  in this home city, and in eastern Kentucky. He became best known however, as a zestful civic leader and an enthusiastic patron of all amateur sports in the tri-state region. He was widely known among sportsmen in Huntington, Ashland, Portsmouth and other nearby cities and was one of the most ardent supporters of Ashland high school’s athletic tams. Mr. Mayo was a past potentate of the Ashland Shrine, a director of the Third National Bank of Ashland and a former president of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of the Ashland Rotary Club. His activities in that organization were significantly recognized in 1932 by Rotary International when he was made sergeant at arms of the world convention in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Mayo had lived in Ashland for the past 45 years, having moved there with his father when the latter was connected with the Ashland Coal & Iron Railroad. After working for the company 10 years, Mr. Mayo went into the brokerage business where he remained active until his death. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Daisy N. Mayo and in addition to the daughter, one son, T.J.C. Mayo. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

MCCOMAS, Elizabeth Frances (Thompson)
1857-1935
Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Thompson, McComas, wife of J. F. McComas, of Ashland, died Monday morning at 2:30. She had been in failing health for more than a year but her condition did not become serious until the past week. Mrs. McComas was born Jan 29, 1857, in Lawrence County, near Louisa and was 78 when she died. She was the daughter of the lat A.J. and Mary Spence Thompson. She had resided in Ashland the past 14 years. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for many years and in her younger days was very active in church work. She is survived by her husband, 6 sons, and 5 daughters,  and the following brothers and sisters: L.W. Thompson of Cannonsburg, W. K. Thompson of Washington, D.C, J. B. Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Hester Carter and Mrs. James Plummer of Louisa, Mrs. Lee McCown of Ashland, Mrs. Allen Burton of Ulysses and Mrs. Jerry Williams, of Thacker, WV. She also leaves many other relatives and friends including 42 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday form Oakview M. E. Church South, with RE. Bennett officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

MILLER, James I.
Dr. James I. Miller, 55 years old, widely known Huntington physician and former mayor of Kenova, died Sunday afternoon from pneumonia and heart failure as the result of burns suffered in a gas explosion in the basement of his home on the night of Dec 23. The explosion occurred when Dr. Miller, going into the basement, lit a match and ignited leaking gas, it was said. He was severely burned about the face, head and arms. Until his retirement from that field in 1924 to devote his entire time to business enterprise, Dr. Miller was eminently successful in the practice of medicine in Huntington, Kenova and the coal fields of Mingo County. In the year of his retirement he formed the investment house of Rhodes & Miller in partnership with George M. Rhodes, the firm continuing to operate until 1932 when the partnership was dissolved. Dr. Miller was born at Barboursville, Dec 5, 1879, a son of George F. Miller, prominent banker of Barboursville and Huntington and Lucy Belle McConnell Miller, native of Catlettsburg. He is related to  the Bussey family in this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

MOORE, William Thomas
Daniels Creek and Irad—We are sorry to hear of the death of little William Thomas Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Moore of Columbus. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

MULLINS, Sally (Adams)
The fourth death of a tragic nature in the family of Eustice Adams, serving a life sentence for the murder of Frank on Harts Creek last year, was that of Mrs. Sally Mullins, age 22, a sister of Eustice, whose death resulted from measles. She is survived by her husband, Tolley Mullins. The other tragedies in the Eustice Adams family included his own wife who contracted a cold while attending his trial and died of pneumonia. Their infant daughter died a few days later. A few weeks later the mother of Eustice died of a broken ear, and later his father was shot and seriously wounded in a family feud.. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

MUNCY, John S.
Funeral services for John S. Muncy, 79, Spriggs, WV were held Tuesday from the residence with the Rev. Ester Hopkins and Rev. Hi Maynard officiating. Mr. Muncy died Sunday night in a Williamson hospital following a sudden acute illness Friday. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Surviving are 4 daughters, and one son, J. S. Muncey, Jr., who is chief engineer of the Appalachian Electric Power Company at Spriggs. The daughters are Mrs. Amie Reid, tomahawk, KY, Mrs. Med Cline, Pedro, OH, Mrs. Frankie Cassell, Williamson and Mrs.Amos Fields, Sprigg. Mrs. Muncy has been dead for several years. Burial was at Sprigg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

PARSLEY, Sally
Mrs. Sally Parsley, 95 years old, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Brewer of Huntington was buried in the family plot on Jennie’s Creek following funeral services Monday morning. Mrs. Parsley was born at Crum, WV, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Crum. She had resided in Huntington with her daughter for the past 11 years. She is survived by the daughter,  2 sons, William Parsley of Kenova and Thomas Parsley of Crum and 7 grandchildren. R. H. F. Parsley former Huntington newspaperman now residing in Charleston, is one of the grandsons. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

PATRICK, Mrs. K. E.
Mrs. K. E. Patrick aged 34 years died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Ward in Paintsville, Dec 27 following an illness of more than 8  months. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick were formerly leading teacher of the county. After her marriage Mrs. Patrick abandoned the teaching profession to care for her husband who is an invalid. For several years she was postmaster at Williamsport. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Ruth, age 10, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  C.C. Ward of Paintsville, 3 sisters, Misses Veva and Eva Mae Ward at home and Ena of Pikeville; 4 brothers, E. H. Ward of Honolulu, Hawaii, Gerald Ward of Prestonsburg and Halmar and Junior Ward at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

PENNINGTON, Luke
Luke Pennington, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pennington, of Webbville, died Wednesday Dec 18, of croup. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Their daughter, Dorothy, younger than Luke died 9 months ago. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

PERRY, Luther
The body of Luther Perry who dropped death in Ironton, OH, Wednesday morning will be taken to Chapman, this county, where funeral and burial services will be held Friday morning soon after the arrival of the C & O train. Mr. Perry is a son of Fred Perry and native of this county. He was married and had resided in Ironton, OH for some time. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Thomas Luther Perry of Ironton, OH who died suddenly Wednesday\Jan 16th. The rites were conducted at the home of his father in law, Willard Higgins, of Coal Grove and Friday morning the body was shipped to Chapman where funeral services were held at the church there and burial was in the Chapman Cemetery. Rev. M. V. R. Stump, pastor of the Coal Grove M. E. Church was in charge of the services at Coal Grove.  Mr. Perry was just about to leave his home for the Malleable plant where he was employed when stricken with heart attack. He died soon afterward. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry of Griffith Creek. He was born in this county Mar 14, 1902 and until a year ago was employed at the Dodge automobile plant in Detroit. Surviving are his parents, his widow, Mrs. Alma Higgins Perry, 3 sons, Willard F., 10, Thomas L. Jr., 6 and Donald, 1. Four brothers and sisters also survive. He was a member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

PORTER, A. S.
A.S. Porter, former Pikeville resident died Tuesday at the home of his son, Howard Porter in Charleston. He was 83 years old, He is survived by 3 sons, Howard, with whom he made his home, Russell Porter of Atlanta, and Charles Porter of Huntington. Funeral services at Charleston Friday and burial took place at Stanton, VA. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

POTTER, Bill
Pikeville, KY—Bill Potter, 28 years old, a resident of Kona and teacher of the Neon School, died Friday morning in a Louisville hospital where he was taken a few days ago before. Brights disease was the cause of his death. Potter, a son of W. Henry Potter, capitalist and former coal operator for years had been a teacher and was widely known in Pikeville and Pike County, having been a student in Pikeville College a few years ago. Besides his widow, Cora Siedd Potter, he is survived by 4 sisters, Miss Martha J. Potter, Mrs. J. B. McCauley, Mrs. Jesse S. Holbrook and Mrs. Sarah A. Tolliver, 2 brothers and his parents. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

PREECE, C. W. “Neely”
C. W. “Neely” Preece, 48, of Buchanan, died in a local hospital Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. Death followed injuries received in an automobile wreck Friday night near the mouth of Georges Creek, 18 miles south of Louisa. The truck in which Mr. Preece was riding with his son, Phil, collided with a truck driven by John F. Dunlap of Ashland.  It is said the truck was owned by Charles Greenfield junk dealer of Ashland. Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 o’clock at McClure, KY. Interment was made in the Preece Cemetery there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Preece, 11 sons, 4 daughters, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and his father J.H. Preece, of McClure. Harvey Preece, 24, a son, was dismissed from the hospital Wednesday of last week, having recovered from bullet wounds suffered several weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

RAKES, Peter
Welch, WV—A McDowell County resident said by relatives to be 113 years old is dead. He is Peter Rakes, who died in Davey. Relatives asserted he was born Feb 11, 1821 at what is now Richlands, VA, and was active as a worker until 1931. He served 3 years in the Confederate Army. His father Lewis Rakes, died at the age of 107. Rakes is survived by his widow, Sarah, age 75. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

RATLIFF, Orville
Pikeville, KY—Orville Ratliff, 35, of Ford’s Branch, KY died at the Methodist Hospital this city, early Monday morning of injuries received when he attempted to jump from a freight train a the Chesapeake and Ohio passenger station. He was a former employee of the State Highway Department and at the time he was hurt was on his way to Hindman, Knott Co., KY to operate a tractor for the highway. He was in tending to spend the night with his father in law, L. G. Atkins of this city. At the station he threw his suitcase to the platform and touched the platform with his foot and then crossed the end of the car to the opposite side where the accident took place. He is survived by his widow, Osie Adkins Ratliff and by 6 children, one son and 5 daughters. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ratliff live in Greenup Co., KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

REED, Daniel
Daniel Reed, of Gragston, was born in Tazewell Co., VA Dec 16, 1839 and died Dec 25, 1934, at the age of 75, after an illness of one day with heart attack. He had been a member of the Gragston Baptist Church and always took an active part in church affairs until interrupted by ill health. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lou Reed, 2 daughters, Mrs. Oliver Viers of Prichard, Mrs. Hughes Craft of Pittsburgh, one son, Basil Reed at home, 2 half brothers, William Pruitt of Ceredo, Marion Pruitt of Ironton, 11  grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday of last week by Rev. Allen Smith and burial was in the Newman Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

RIFFE James Russell
James Russell Riffe, 21 year old son of Mrs. Dova M. Riffe of Ashland died Friday night about 10:30 in the Riverview Hospital where he had been a patient since Dec 19 when he was stricken with pneumonia while enroute with the Ashland Wurts Bros. basketball team to Prestonsburg fro a basketball game. Mr. Riffe and some of the players upon their arrival here stopped at the restaurant operated by Mrs. R. F. Castner and sons, where the sick man was placed in bed and Dr. Carter called. He was too sick to be taken to his home and was cared from by Mrs. Castner until morning when he was removed to the hospital. Pneumonia developed which later claimed his life. Jimmy was one of the most popular young men in Ashland, being a favorite with all who knew him. He was graduated from Ashland Senior High School in the spring of 1933 where he made an enviable record as a member of the Tomcat basketball team. He was captain of the 1933 team which went unbeaten to the championship of Kentucky and was unanimous choice for all-state forward and captain at the state tournament in Lexington. Following his graduation he secured a position with the Kentucky & West Virginia Power Co. His pleasing personality and friendly manner won him the friendship of all his fellow workers there and he was looking forward to a bright future when death brought an untimely end to his life. Riffe was recognized as one of the finest basketball players ever to perform with the Tomcats, although only of average stature. After his graduation his services were much in demand. Last season he performed with the Arcade Aces, Eastern Kentucky Independent team champions and this year was a valuable member of the Wurt Bros. team. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dova M. Riffe, one brother, Joseph H. Riffe and 3 sisters, Gladys Irene, Calla Opal and Mary Maxine Riffe, all at home. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

RISNER, Sam
Sam Risner, 13 year old son of Vincent and Mrs. Elizabeth Turner Risner of Stone Coal Creek, near Garrett, was struck and instantly killed by a train at Garrett Dec 24. The train had stopped at Garrett blocking the railroad crossing, it is said, and the boy had climbed between the cars to cross the tracks. The train started suddenly this report says and the lad fell beneath the wheels. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

ROBINSON, Ellen
Ellen Robinson, 12 year old school girl and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robinson of Holden, WV died at the Holden hospital on Saturday of injuries received when the little girl started to crawl under a coal train on the Holden crossing on Thursday, while on her way to school. The body was prepared for burial and shipped to the parents’ former home in Kentucky for interment in Elliott County. The little girl was blocked at the crossing by the train which was not in motion. She started to crawl beneath the train, which suddenly started, catching her beneath the wheels. The flesh from the waist to knee on the left side was torn from her body and she also suffered internal injuries. Mrs. Robinson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Derifield of Cadmus who went to Logan Saturday for the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

ROARKE, Walter
Walter Rourke, 30, of Garrison, KY, died Friday at the General Hospital in Portsmouth, OH after an illness of 3 weeks. Mr. Roarke, who was born in Virginia, was married 7 years ago to Miss Mary Pickrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Pickrell of Louisa. The remains were brought to  Louisa Saturday and interment was made Sunday in the Pickrell Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, 3 children and his father. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

SANSON, John
Williamson, WV—John Sanson, 65, died from injuries received in a boiler explosion at a sawmill near Woodman, KY bringing the death toll to four.. His 3 sons were instantly killed in the explosion, Harrison Hurley, 5th man working at the mill was injured slightly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 18, 1935

SECREST, John
Former County Court Clerk of Boyd County, Mr. John Secrest, 65, died in Ashland a few days ago. He had been in rather poor health ever since he suffered a partial stroke about 2 years ago. He had served 8 years as county clerk and was not a candidate in 1933. Since going out of office he had lived on his farm in Boyd County at Summit. Mr. Secrest was a very popular man of more than ordinary intelligence and education. He was a son of Prof. Secrest, who established a private school near Shelbyville, KY. Mrs. H. H. Secrest, his mother, is still living at Shelbyville is about 85 years of age. Also, his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Hackworth and a brother W. A. Secrest live at Shelbyville. Another brother, George is located in Louisville. The widow, Mrs. Emma Arnold Secrest and daughter Mrs. John Meleberger, survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

SHANNON, Cornelia Jane (Brown)
Mrs. Cornelia Jane Shannon, aged 72 years, died at the home of her daughter at Dickson, WV, Monday night, Jul 29. Her death was sudden. Although she had been in poor health a number of years, but had complained of feeling worse only a few days before her death. The deceased was a beloved Christian woman, a native of Kentucky, but residing in Wayne County, WV more than 30 years. Born near Gallup, KY, Dec 4, 1862, Mrs. Shannon was a daughter of James Y. and Martha Vaughn Brown. After her marriage to P. S. Shannon 43 years ago she came with her husband to Wayne where they resided a few years then moved to Dickson which had been her home until her death. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Dickson and was a faithful attendant until the last few years. Funeral rites were conducted at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the church of her affiliation. Burial in the family cemetery at Dickson. Mrs. Shannon is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. L.C. Saunders; one son, James W. Shannon, Dickson, one sister, Mrs. Alice Muncy, Inez, KY, 2 brothers, George Brown, Louisa and P. H. Brown, St. Albans, WV; 10 devoted grandchildren, with other relatives and a host of friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

SKAGGS, Dr. L. C.
Dr. L. C. Skaggs, 3 times coroner of Greenup County, and a retired physician of that city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Smith in Russell, Jan 15. Dr. Skaggs was born in Johnson County, KY, Nov 1861. when a young man he attended the Louisville College of Medicine where he received his degree. Then he returned to his native Johnson County where he practiced for a short time and then moved to Greenup County. His popularity in Greenup County was attested by the fact that 3 times he was elected as coroner. He was an ardent Democrat and stood high in the party councils of Eastern Kentucky. For several years he made his home at Raceland where he practiced but owing to failing health, he gave up active practice and joined his daughter, Mrs. Smith at Russell, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was succeeded in the office by Dr. H. H. Holbrook. He is survived by the following children: Charles of Cleveland, OH, Drew of Niles, OH, John of Lexington, KY, Thomas and Dee of Russell and Mrs. James Smith of Russell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

SKEENS, Isabelle (Adams)
Death claimed Mrs. Isabelle Adams Skeens,78, at midnight Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Buskirk, at the Forks of Big Hurricane 5 miles from Fort Gay. Mrs. Skeens was the widow of the late A. H. Skeens, She was a daughter of the late Abraham and Lorraine McBray Adams and was reared in Wayne County, WV. For the past year she had made her home with her daughter. Funeral rites were conducted from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with Rev. Curnutte and Rev. McKinster, officiating. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. J. R. Buskirk of Prichard, Mrs. S. S. Morrison, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Henry Hoosier, Fort Gay, 2 sons, C. A .Skeens of Portsmouth, OH and E. L. Skeens of Prichard, 2 brothers, A. L. Adams, New Castle, IN and John Q. Adams of Soldier, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

SMITH, Langley
Paintsville, KY—Langley Smith, 30 years old, of West Van Lear, died at his home there. He had been a patient at the Paintsville hospital but had been released shortly before Christmas. He had been working at Himlerville but was forced to undergo an operation a few days ago. He became suddenly worse after leaving the hospital and death followed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

SPURLOCK, Gardner
Gardner Spurlock, 30, son of George Spurlock died at the home of his father in West Liberty Tuesday. He had been seriously ill for 3 or 4 days and an ambulance was called to take him to a hospital but he died just as it arrived. He was a civil engineer in the employ of the State Highway for which he had worked for the past 10 or 12 years. He is survived by his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Spurlock, 3 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

STARR, Freeland
As a result of the accidental discharge of a shotgun while on a Christmas day hunting trip, Freeland Starr, about 16, son of Wallace Starr of Bias, WV was instantly killed. The gun was discharged was in the hands of Herbert Estep, about 14, the son of Albert Estep. The two boys were in a field near their home hunting rabbits. It is believed that the gun held by the Estep youth was discharged as he reloaded the weapon after shooting at a rabbit. The charge struck the Starr boy under the left eye. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

STIDMAN, Margaret (Berry)
Mrs. Margaret Stidman, aged 81 years passed away at her home at Yatesville Tuesday morning Jan 1 at 1 o’clock. Funeral service was conducted at the home at 3 o’clock Wednesday by Rev. William Spillman. Interment was in the Fannin Cemetery near Yatesville. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South 25 years. She is survived by one brother James Berry and a nephew, Arlie Derifield. Big Sandy New-Recorder, Friday, Jan 4, 1935

THOMPSON, James
James Thompson, 73 years old, of Belfry, died Tuesday morning in a Louisville hospital where he had been a patient for 2 weeks. His death followed a brain operation. Mr. Thompson was injured some time ago in an automobile accident near Belfry and a brain tumor developed. Funeral services were conducted today with burial in the Coburn Cemetery. Decedent leaves 2 sons, Fred and Dewey Thompson, of Belfry and one sister, Della York of Pinson Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

THOMPSON, Phyllis Jean
Phyllis Jean Thompson, one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hercle Thompson of Little Blaine, died at the home Friday after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday at 10 o’clock with Rev. W. F. Fraley of Ledocio officiating. Interment was in the Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

VANMETER, Hazel
Miss Hazel Vanmeter, 15 years old daughter of Mrs. Effie Vanmeter, of Kenova, died Jan 7 after an illness of 2 years. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Lillian
Vanmeter, 3 brothers, Thomas, Curtis and Otis Vanmeter all of Curtis at Buchanan, Lawrence County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 25, 1935

WORKMAN, Rebecca
Funeral and burial services were held at Saltpeter, 4 miles from Louisa Wednesday for Mrs. Rebecca Workman, who died a the home of a daughter at Puritan Mines following an illness of about a year. She was 75 years old. Her husband Harmon Workman, preceded her in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jan 11, 1935

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ADAMS, Jesse
Last rites for Jesse Adams, 78, of Ashland were held Sunday at 11 o’clock from the Church of God. Rev. Paul Jones officiating and burial in the Olive Hill Cemetery, the Junior Order of U.A.M. in charge. Mr. Adams died Friday night after an illness of several days. He had been making his home with his daughter Mrs. Lloyd Rice, in Ashland for the past 8 months, coming from Rowan County. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Susan Adams, 5 sons, John of Morehead, Jesse of Daytona Beach, FL, and Ollie Homer and Roy Adams of Ashland, and 4 daughters, Mrs. W. W. Brown of Elliott County, Mrs. J. A. Lewis of Rowan County, Mrs. Walter Gilley of Fleming County and Mrs. Rice of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

AKERS, Logan
The body of Logan Akers, 46, of Offutt, was discovered on the river bank near there,
Tuesday afternoon, after he had been missing from his home since the preceding night. Foul play is suspected as a coroner’s examination disclosed the ht had a broken neck, fractured skull and a broken leg. No water was found in his lungs and indications led the coroner to believe that he was dead before he was thrown into the river. He left home Wednesday evening and went toward the mines. He was seen returning about 8 o’clock. Tuesday afternoon of this week, Mrs. Albert Blanton, was on the river bank and she saw the body of a man lying on the bank as if he had been drowned. She spread the alarm and the body was identified as that of Akers by Joe D. Ward, a brother in law. Mr. Akers was the son of the late Squire Reuben Akers and was well known in Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

ALLEN, Hy H.
Prestonsburg, KY--Hy H. Allen, well known resident of the Middle Creek section of this county and one of the county’s oldest men, died Saturday at the home of “Little” Jonathan Hicks on Middle Creek, a victim of infirmities due to advanced age. Mr. Allen was a member of one of the county’s largest families and was one of this section’s best citizens. He is survived by 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

ALLOWAY, J. C.
J. C. Alloway, 56 years old, of Virgie, died at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital early Tuesday morning following a lingering illness with a heart ailment. Mr. Alloway was engaged in mining until approximately 15 years ago when he was forced to quit work because of ill health. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Butler Alloway, 2 sons, and one brother. The body was taken to his former home near Paintsville and burial took place Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

BAILEY, Pierce
Prestonsburg, KY—Feb 9—One man was killed and 2 women school teacher were injured at 7 o’clock last night at the Cobb Creek bridge, near her when a truck loaded with pipe and a bus owned and operated by Sparks Brothers sideswiped each other. Pierce Bailey, a passenger, in the bus was killed and Miss Myrtle Franklin, 20, teacher at Garrett and Miss Dora Goble, a teacher at Wayland, who were coming to this city, were injured in the accident. Miss Franklin sustained a broken jaw and cuts about the head while Miss Goble suffered a serious leg injury. M. C. Sexton, said to have been the driver of the truck, is at liberty under $2,000 bond on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. McKinley Sparks driver of the bus was not held. According to reports reaching here a pipe projecting from the truck struck the driver’s seat and ripped the bus all the way back, killing Bailey and injuring other passengers. Bailey, a native of Morgan County, leaves a wife and 5 children. He was a son of James Bailey, a farmer of Morgan County. Bailey is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, John and Wardie Bailey and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

BARTRAM, James Anthony
James Anthony Bartram, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bartram, who live about a mile east of For Gay on the Fort Gay-Wayne Road, died Monday from burns sustained when he fell into a pan of scalding water. The accident occurred Saturday when the baby fell into hot water the mother had prepared for the dressing of a chicken. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dawson, of Fort Gay. Interment was made in the Dawson cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents, a brother, Billy Kyle, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dawson and Mr. and Mrs. Felix Bartram of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

BARTRAM, Willie (See)
Mrs. Willie Bartram, 73?, died Saturday at her home at Fort Gay after a lingering illness. Her husband, Jerry Bartram, preceded her in death a year ago. Mrs. Bartram, who was a daughter of John and Sarah Wellman See, deceased, was born and reared in Lawrence County. Fifty-two years ago she married Mr. Bartram and they moved to Wayne County, WV, where she has lived since. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 30 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Sunnydale School house near Fort Gay and interment made in the Frasher Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are 3 sons, Forest, Edgar and Harlan of Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Lynch of Fort Gay and Mrs. Bert Thompson of Effie, WV, 2 brothers, J. E. See and M. B. See of the Point, 4 sisters, Mrs. G. W. Bartram, Mrs. Kizzie Robinson and Mrs. Ida Raines of Fort Gay and Mrs. George Peck of Monohan, WA and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

BELCHER, Gracie
Mrs. Gracie Belcher, 36 years old, died at her home on Bull Creek, Feb 11, following an illness of measles which developed into pneumonia. Mrs. Belcher was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crum. She is survived by the husband, Millard Belcher and 8 small children and a half brother, Frank Maynard of Glenhayes. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

BOTTOM, J. R.
Paintsville, KY—J. R. Bottom, 45, a salesman for the Liggett Meyers Tobacco Company, with headquarters at Paintsville, died Thursday from injuries received Wednesday night near Oil Springs, on the Garrett highway, when his car plunged over a steep embankment. There were no witnesses to the accident. A Magoffin County deputy sheriff discovered Bottom’s plight and summoned help and he was brought to the hospital here. As injury to his head is believed to have caused his death. When he was found by the deputy sheriff he was in his machine with it sitting upright in the ditch. Bottom had resided in Paintsville for 2 years. He had been calling on customers in Magoffin and Morgan Counties and was returning here when the accident occurred. Bottom is survived by his widow and 3 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

BRADLEY, Robert H.
Robert H. Bradley, 90 years old, a veteran of the Union forces during the Civil War, did at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. S. Corbin Thursday night following an illness of 5 weeks. Born in Woodford County on Jul 4, 1844, Mr. Bradley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bradley. Shortly after the outbreak of the war he joined the federal army and was engaged in campaigns in this section of the state. For the last 7 years he had made his home with Mrs. Corbin. Besides Mrs. Corbin he leaves 2 other daughters, Mrs. Ben Muffett of Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Emma Morgan of Louisville and 2 sons, James Bradley of Frankfort and Durward Bradley of Shelby County. His wife preceded him in death 44 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8,1 935

BRANHAM, Wibb
Wibb Branham, 60 years old, well known farmer of the Lookout section, died at his home early Friday morning following an illness of more than 5 years. His death was attributed to paralysis. Mr. Branham spent most of his life on Marrowbone Creek. Surviving him is his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Branham, whom he married about 1895, 6 sons and 4 daughters, all of Lookout. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

BROWN, Andrew J.
Relatives here received word Tuesday that Andrew J. Brown, 69, a native of Gallup, died Monday at Denver, CO. he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Y. Brown and was born and reared at Gallup. He moved to the West 30 years ago. Mrs. Addie Burgess is a niece. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

BURCHETT, Nancy (Ratcliff)
Mrs. Nancy Ratcliff Burchett, 63, died on Thursday of this week at a hospital in Louisa, where she was taken a few hours before in a hopeless condition. She was thought to be dying at 3 o’clock a.m. but revived. She had been suffering from diabetes for several years and became seriously ill last Sunday. She came here from Wayland in 1933 and had been living at the Louisa Inn since that time. The funeral and burial arrangements have not been made at the time this is being written. Mrs. Burchett as the widow of Robert Burchett, a native of this county, who died out 15 years ago. They lived in Louisa for many yeas, whiel Mr. Burchett was a merchant here. She was a native of Pike County and belonged to one of the prominent families of that county, the Ratcliffs. Mrs. Burchett was a member of the M. E. Church, South. She had many friends throughout the Big Sandy Valley. Two brothers survive, Jim of Cincinnati and Tom of California. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

CANTRELL, Sewall
Sewall Cantrell, 6 year old son of Oscar Cantrell of West Liberty was instantly killed at 10:30 there Saturday when he was sturck by a car said to have been driven by Coburn Evans. Evans, a taxi-cab driver who was taken in custody by Constable McKenzie, pending an investigation of the accident, told the officer that while he was passing the Cantrell home the child darted across the road in front of his machine. No charge has been made against Evans. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

CASTLE, George Lawrence
George Lawrence Castle, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Castle, passed away Monday morning at 12:15 at the home at Gallup following an illness of 3 days. Funeral service was held from the home Tuesday with Rev. D. R. Johnson of Gallup officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

CHANDLER, Mary (Wheeler)
Mrs. Mary Chandler, died Thursday morning at 3:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Boyd in Ashland. She was born in Lawrence County, KY Mar 19, 87 years ago the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wheeler. Surviving are 4 sons, Sanford, Frank, Henry and Jasper Chandler of Lowmansville, 3 daughters, Mrs. Grant Young and Mrs. J. A. Boyd of Ashland and Mrs. J. M. Pack of Los Angeles, CA. Short funeral service was held from the Boyd home Friday morning at 10 o’clock and the body was brought to the old home in this county and laid to rest in the Chandler Cemetery. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

CHANDLER, Mrs. S.M.
Mrs. S. M. Chandler, 69 years of age of Lowmansville, died in the Paintsville Hospital early Tuesday morning after an illness of some time. She had been brought to the hospital only a few days previous and it became necessary to perform an operation in an effort to saver her life although little hope was held for recovery. Mrs. Chandler was a member of the Church of God at Lowmansville and a devout and active Christian and one of the most widely known and best loved citizens of her community. She became ill several weeks ago and her condition to grow worse. Funeral services were held at the Church of God at Lowmansville and burial was in the family cemetery there. Besides her husband she is survived by several children and numerous grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

COLEMAN, Dewey
Injuries suffered Wednesday night of last week when the truck in which he was riding ran over an embankment on Ferguson’s Creek claimed the life of Dewey Coleman, 25 years old of Raccoon. Mr. Coleman died a the Methodist Hospital Friday night from a fractured skull and other injuries. Born at Raccoon, he was the son of the late Abraham and Litha Adkins Coleman. A year ago he was married to Polly Thacker who, with 2 brothers, Milton Coleman, W. T. Coleman and one sister, Mrs. Ella J. Slone, all of Raccoon, survive him. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

COLEMAN, Lenna (Phillips)
1884-1935
Injuries suffered 4 years ago when the automobile in which she was riding was wrecked as the driver fell asleep claimed the life of Mrs. Lenna Coleman, 50 years old, wife of J. M. Coleman of Shelbiana. Mrs. Coleman died at the Methodist Hospital Thursday morning. In the accident Mrs. Coleman suffered a fractured spine and had been unable to walk since that time. Born on Johns’ Creek on Mar 1, 1884, she was the daughter of W. T. and Nancy Phillips. On May 10, 1910, she was married here to Mr. Coleman and resided in Pikeville before moving to Shelbiana about 10 years ago. Mrs. Coleman had been a member of the Christain Church since childhood and was a charter member of the Pikeville Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Daughters of America at Shelbiana and was Councilor of this lodge at the time of her injury. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

COLEMAN, Lon
An illness of several months claimed the life of Lon Coleman, 32 years old, who died at the home of his father at Carmen; a few days after he returned from Hendersonville, NC, where he had spent several weeks in an effort to regain his health. Prior to his illness Mr. Coleman was employed at Ashland. Born in Pike County, Mr. Coleman, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Butler Coleman. Besides his father he is survived by his wife, an infant son, one brother, Fon Coleman of Lookout and 6 sisters, Mrs. Siddie Bentley of Rockhouse, Mrs. Stella Mays, Alvin Bartley of Hellier, Miss Celia Coleman, Miss Lenora Coleman and Miss Cleo Coleman at home. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

CRUM, Vicy (Brown)
Mrs. Vicy Crum, 74, wife of W. M. Crum, died Wednesday in Crum, WV, following an illness of more than 2 years. Mrs. Crum, who was Miss Vicy  Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William brown was born in Wayne County. Surviving are her  husband, 2 sons, John and Albert Crum, 2 daughters, Miss Maude Crum, who resides at home and Mrs. Nina Preston, of Quaker, WV. Two brothers, J. M. Brown, Williamson, and Anderville Brown, Crum. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

CURNUTTE, Guellen B. (Hatton)
Mrs. Guellen B. Curnutte, 58,, passed away at her home at Zelda, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. A daughter of Ulysses and Nancy Burke Hatton, she was married to Eugene B. Curnutte 37 years ago. She had been a member of the M.E. Church, South for 36 years. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 from the Buchanan Chapel with Rev. J. H. Dawson, of Huntington and Rev. C. B. Morris pastor at Buchanan officiating. Interment will be made in the Buchanan Chapel cemetery. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons, Roy and Marvin of Zelda, 3 sisters, Mrs. Robert Thompson, of Potter, Mrs. J. D. Meredith and Mrs. Dick Galloway of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

DERIFIELD, Enos
The angels once more visited the home of Mrs. Enos Derifield and took from her her husband, Enos, on Jan 17. He was born in Lawrence County and went to Greenup while young, but moved back to Irish Creek , this county, about 10 years ago. He was about 70  years old. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Isabelle Carter Derifield, and 4 children, Mrs. Bessie Diamond of West Virginia, Mrs. Rex Sherman of Glo, Mrs, Lewis Fannin of Irish Creek an one son, Mont, at home, and several grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in death some time ago and 2 sisters are living. He was laid to rest in the home cemetery on Irish Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

DICKISON, Edward
Edward Dickison, 3?, a veteran of the World War, was killed in a train wreck Friday night at Winchester, KY. He was returning from a CCC camp at Pine Ridge to his home in Ashland. During the war Mr. Dickison served 23 months in France. Mr. Dickson’s skull was fractured and both legs were cut off. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 and burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dottie Dickison at home, his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James Dickison of Westwood; the following brothers and sisters, Harry of Ashland, Richard of Huntington, and John Dickison of Hitchins, KY and Mrs. Maggie L??ville of Pointer, WV and the following half brothers, and half sisters, Mrs. Grace Robbins, James Dickison, Mrs. Ruby Nolan and Miss Hazel Dickison of Portsmouth, OH, Millard Dickison of Ashland and Fi?? Dickison of Westwood. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

ENDICOTT, Martin
An illness of several months from dropsy Thursday of last week resulted in the death at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Goble, of Martin Endicott, 86 years old, well known Endicott farmer. The son of William and Mrs. Mintie Whitt Endicott, who moved to this county from Wayne County, WV, Mr.  Endicott was born Feb 6, 1867m ad spent a long and useful life in the vicinity of the home in which he died. He was one of Floyd County’s best citizens. Surviving him are one son and a daughter, Leonard Endicott and Mrs. Joe Goble, one brother, Melvin Endicott. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

FANNIN, Elizabeth (Stewart)
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Church, South near Buchanan, for Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart Fannin. Interment was under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Mrs. Fannin, who was 88 years old, died Friday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Claude Lakin, on Big Hurricane Creek near Prichard following a long illness. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, deceased, of Buchanan. She was the widow of John W. Fannin. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, Mrs. Claude Lakin, Mrs. James R. Foster, of Fort Gay, Fred Raburn of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Adrian Adkins of Chesapeake, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

FANNIN, Lindsey
Catlettsburg—Death came suddenly Monday to Lindsey Fannin, 67, one of Boyd County’s best known and most prominent farmers and cattle dealers. Death was caused by a heart attack which came without warning as Mr. Fannin was engaged in his duties about his farm home on Bear Creek, Boyd County. Mr. Fannin had been a lifelong resident of Boyd County and had taken an active part in all activities relating to the rural life of the county. He was considered a leader in the community in which he lived and his loss will be keenly felt. The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Joseph F. Fannin at home, 3 brothers, J. C. and Fred Fannin of Buchanan, Allen of Catlettsburg and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Riddle of Buchanan and Mrs. W. M. David of Catlettsburg. Funeral services from the Grassland Church in charge of Rev. Allen, pastor. Burial was made in the Fannin family cemetery on Bear Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Steve
Prestonsburg, KY—Steve Fitzpatrick, prominent farmer and member of one of Floyd County’s oldest and largest families, died at his home of Middle Creek, 4 miles from here, Saturday morning at the age of 89 years. His death resulted from an illness of a year caused by advanced age. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fitzpatrick, pioneer resident of this section, Mr. Fitzpatrick was born and reared on Middle Creek where he spent a long and useful life. He was an influential citizen and had hundreds of friends and relatives in this section who mourn his passing. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Minerva Hamilton, 3 sons, 4 daughters , 2 brothers and 2 sisters. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Mary Sally (Davidson)
1856-1935
Death Wednesday claimed the life of Mrs. Mary Sally Davidson Fitzpatrick, widow of the late H. H. Fitzpatrick and one of the Prestonsburg and Floyd County’s best known women. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died at the Paintsville Hospital a the age of 78 years after an illness of 2 weeks. Though she had been seriously ill, Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s condition had shown marked improvement recently and it was believed that she would soon be able to returned to her home here. A sudden attack early Wednesday morning resulted in her passing. The eldest daughter of Joseph M. and Mary Hatcher Davidson, she was a member of one of Eastern Kentucky’s oldest and most prominent families. She was born in Prestonsburg, Apr 1, 1856.  Her span of life covered the years of the towns greatest development and with her 2 sisters, Josie D. Harkins and Mrs. Alice G. Hopkins, she formed a ??? of ladies of the old school who materially contributed to the intellectual and moral growth of the community. Mrs. Fitzpatrick organized the Ladies’ Aid of the M. E. Church, South here and was president of the organization for half a century. She became a member of the church in girlhood and lived a devoted Christian life until death. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was educated at Steubenville Female Academy, Steubenville, OH and at Glendale College, Glendale, OH. She was married on Apr 15, 1877 to H. H. Fitzpatrick who preceded her in death a number of years ago, and to this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters, Mary Minerva, Henry D. and Joseph M. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Osa Ligon of whom Mrs. Ligon and Henry D. Fitzpatrick survive. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Josie D. Harkins, 2 grandchildren, Mrs. John R. Clarke and Henry D. Fitzpatrick, Jr., 2 great grandchildren, Yancy Ligon Clarke and Sally Gaetwood Clarke, and a host of friends and relatives. Floyd County Times. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

GIBSON, John William
John William Gibson, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Huey D. Gibson of Ashland died Thursday night after an illness of one day. He began feeling ill Wednesday evening when he retired and by morning was running a temperature of 105. He grew steadily worse until death came that night. His father is a native of Isonville, and his mother before marriage Miss Myrtle Hickel, was born at Vanceburg, KY. The body was taken to Garrison for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

GRANT, Charley
Charley Grant, 65, died suddenly at his home near Louisa Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from heart trouble. Mr. Grant was well and favorably known in this county and the Big Sandy Valley. He was an oil well driller and farmer and a good citizen. He came to Louisa about 26 years ago. About a year later he married Miss Jennie Wellman, daughter of Van Wellman. He bought a home on the “Point” just across the river from Louisa. For several years he had been afflicted with a heart ailment. When death suddenly overtook him he had gone to feed his cow. He did not return promptly and a daughter went out and found his body. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home at 2:30 with Rev. Sylvester Ball  officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Grant, 2 daughters, Margaret and Louise, at home, one son, Charles Jr., at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. C. L. York and Ms. James DeFrance of Oil City, PA and one brother, Harry Grant of Texas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

GREER, Mrs. John
Corbin, KY, Jan 21—Mrs. John Greer died of a heart attack during the funeral services Sunday for her 10 year old son, John Jr., who was killed Friday when struck by an automobile in front of the Greer home near Rockhold, Whitley County. She is survived by her husband and 4 children. Mrs. Greer collapsed as the body of her son was being taken from the room to the cemetery. The burial of the boy was delayed until Tuesday when a double funeral will be held. Lat week a sister of Mrs. Greer died of heart trouble. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

GULLETT, Charles
Charles Gullett, aged 68, died Jan 31,  at his home in West Paintsville. He had been in bad health for more than a year but during the past month had been critically ill of asthma. He was born in Magoffin County in 1886 but had been a resident of Paintsville for the past 35 years where he was known as a good citizen. Besides his widow he is survived by 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8,1935

HALL, Henry
Elder Henry Hall died Thursday night, last week at the home of his son, T. N. Hall of Melvin, a victim in his 81st year of a long illness. A native of Pike County, Elder Hall was born Apr 23, 1854, and was a member of a pioneer Eastern Kentucky family. He had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church 46 years. He was married in July 1876 to Mary Jane Hall, who survives. Besides the widow, Elder Hall is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HALL, Matilda (Waddle)
Mrs. Matilda Waddle Hall, 72, widow of the late Robert Hall, died Jan 22th afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harlan Short, near Louisa. She had been seriously ill for a month. Mrs. Hall formerly resided at Whitehouse, KY. The body was taken to Whitehouse and funeral rites were at the Baptist Church there Sunday. Surviving are 5 daughters: Mrs. Harlan Short, Louisa, Mrs. Albert Webb, Louisa, Mrs. Lon Wheeler, Martin, KY, Mrs. H. E. Boothe, Plummers Landing, KY; and Mrs. Frank Spradlin, Tomahawk, KY; and 4 brothers, Burns Waddle, Louisa, George Waddle, Whitehouse, KY, John Waddle, Sisco, UT and Luther Waddle, Martin, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HAMILTON, Lee
Pikeville, KY—Jan 28—J. Lee Hamilton, 33 years old, a watchman a the Pike Floyd Coal Company at Betsy Layne, this county was shot and instantly killed last night on a highway near the mine. Police were seeking another employee for questioning in connection with the shooting. Hamilton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Golda Hall Hamilton, 4 children and his father, the Rev. John Hamilton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HARDIN, Phyllis Jean
Phyllis Jean Hardin, 15 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardin, of Toler, was bound dean in bed at an early hour Wednesday morning. Although not well the child apparently was not seriously ill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HARMON, Adam H.
Adam H. Harmon, 73, passed away at his home at Cadmus, Tuesday at 9:20 a.m. following an illness of 3 months. Funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 from the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, Rev. R. H. Cassady and Rev. L. P. Kirk officiating. Interment to be made in the Harmon Cemetery. He had been a member of the M.E. Church, South for 53 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nancy Harmon, one brother, Rev. V.D. Harmon of Louisa, 3 half brothers, Jay Shortridge and Martin Shortridge of Ashland, E. V. Shortridge of Cadmus, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Green and Mrs. Maggie Stewart of Webbville and Mrs. Susan Riley of Cadmus. Mr. Harmon was one of Lawrence County’s best citizens. His entire life was spent in this county. He was active in church work and always stood for what he believed to be right. Almost ever since the Big Sandy News was started in 1885 he has contributed news for publication. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

HEWLETTE, Willis Wray
Yatesville, KY—The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Birch Hewlette on Feb 5th and took from them their darling baby, Willis Wray, age 22 months. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

HICKS, Hense
Garrett, KY, Feb 15—Hense Hicks, former citizen of this place, and an employee here for several years of the Standard-Elkhorn Coal Company, was found shot to death in a field near his home on Ball’s Fork, Knott County, a few days ago. He had been robbed of some $3,500, which he constantly carried on his person. Hicks was known to carry at least $3,500 in his shirt pockets possibly as much as $4,000. When his body was found by a neighbor named Moore, his shirt pocket, pinned at the top, was ripped open and the money was gone according to Moore. The track of several men led from the timber at the edge of Hicks to the body, then back the same way. According to reports reaching this place 6 men are held as suspects in the slaying. Two other men are being sought it is said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

HOGG, Harvey
Pikeville, KY—Harvey Hogg, 40 years old, a Republican leader in Letcher County was killed early Thursday when his automobile crashed into a bridge near Haymond. He lived at Whitesburg. He formerly served as Circuit Clerk and was a candidate for sheriff the last election. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

HOLBROOK, Curtis
Curtis Holbrook, 29, of near Kenova, was killed Tuesday morning when struck by falling lumber in the yards of the Kenova Hardware Flooring Company, where he was employed. Holbrook, with other workman, had loaded a yard truck with lumber at the dry kiln and were moving it to the planning mill when the heavy load toppled over, completely burying him, officials announced. Death was due to a compound fracture of the skull, it was announced by Dr. J. W. Riffe of Kenova, County Coroner P. H. Osborne held an inquest of accidental death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HOLBROOK, Elisha
Elisha Holbrook, 67?, of Fort gay, died at his home Jan 25 after a lingering illness. Burial was made in the family cemetery last Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8,1 935

HOWE, James H.
James H. Howe, 80 years old, died Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Cleve Howe, near Lewisburg. Although he had been in ill health for several years and recently had suffered from heart trouble, his death came suddenly. Mr. Howe was a native of Paintsville, but had made many friends during the 4 years he resided in Mason County. He was a retired farmer. Besides the son at whose home he died, Mr. Howe is survive by 6 other children. They are Mrs. C. Howe and Glenn Howe, of Mason County, Mrs. Ad Gayhart of Ashland, Mrs. I. D. Preston and L. B. Howe of Paintsville and F. H. Howe with the U. S. Navy, who is now stationed in the Guam Islands, His wife died a number of years ago. The remains were taken to Paintsville for interment.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

HUBBARD, John
Jenkins, KY—Word from Kent Junction, Wise County, VA brings news of the death of “Uncle” John Hoge Hubbard, 96, oldest of the old Hubbards who are numerous along the border. He died after a brief illness. His father, the late Elder Robert Shanklin Hubbard, was one of the most popular men of this community. He was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for many years. Mr. Hubbard leaves many near descendants in Letcher County, N. W. Webb, veteran editor of The Mountain Eagle at Whitesburg and Burdine Webb of Jenkins are nephews. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

HUGHES, Edna (Endicott)
Mrs. Edna Endicott Hughes, 46, wife of J. H. Hughes, of Glenhayes, WV died here Friday. The body was taken to the Hughes home at Glenhayes Saturday in the Curtright funeral car. Funeral services from the home of her uncle, Lys Shannon on Rockcastle, Sunday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Interment was made in the Shannon Cemetery on Rockcastle Creek, this county. Deceased was a daughter of G. L. and Elizabeth Shannon Endicott of the Rockcastle section. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 30 years. Surviving are the husband, parents, and 5 sisters, Mrs. L. D. Justice, Job, KY, Mrs. Pete Hammond, Coal River, WV, Mrs. Robert Ratcliff, Glenhayes, WV and Miss Dove and Miss Marjorie Endicott both at home; and 6 brothers, Ellis Endicott, Job, KY, Liss, Gilbert, WV, Jacob, Glenhayes, WV, James, Red Jacket, WV, Nile and Marion of Glenhayes, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

JENKINS, Elizabeth Leete
Mrs. Elizabeth Leete Jenkins, wife of Capt. D. J. Jenkins, succumbed to a year’s illness in Ironton, OH on Tuesday. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Leete prominent attorney of Ironton, OH. She is survived by one brother, Fred G. Leete and several nieces including Mrs. Elizabeth Leete Stephens, wife of Attorney C. P. Stephens of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

KISER, Walter
Walter Kiser, 57, former coal operator was killed at Martin, Floyd County, by policeman Tavis Flanery. He was shot 3 times, it is said. Four  girls were arrested by Flanery and Kiser was summoned to help take them to the lock-up, it is said. Two versions of why Kiser was killed are given. Flanery is under $10,000 bond. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

LUSTER, Jimmie
Inez, KY—Jimmie Luster of Blacklog, died Thursday in a Paintsville Hospital from a shotgun wound. He was shot in his right leg by his brother. He was buried Friday. He is survived by his wife and 8 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

MAYNARD, James
James Maynard, 64, Naugatuck farmer died Thursday from hydrophobia contracted from a dog bite. Maynard was bitten on the right hand by a stray dog on Armistion Day. A local physician dressed the wound but did not discover the rabies infection. He was later taken to a hospital in Huntington. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Floyd, who is blind, and Wayne, 3 daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Jenkins, Rosabelle and Pearl Maynard; one sister, Margaret Starr of Borderland and 2 brothers, Henry and George, the latter residing in Tennessee. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

MCPEEK, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M. McPeek, 19 of Buchanan, died Tuesday afternoon in an Ashland hospital of burns sustained at the her home early that morning when her clothes caught fire from an open fire place. Members of the family were unable to extinguish the flames and her clothing was practically all burned from her body. Mrs. Laura J. Prichard, widow of the late Dr. J. A. Prichard, rushed Mrs. McPeek to the hospital. The McPeek family moved to Buchanan 2 months ago from Pike County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

MEEK, Jesse
Jesse Meek one of the oldest citizens of the Big Sandy Valley, died at the Golden Rule Hospital here Monday morning.  He was 91 years of age at the time of his death and had enjoyed remarkable good health until a year ago when his health started to fail.  He accidently fell at his home Sunday and sustained a fractured hip.  He was removed to the hospital but died Monday. Mr. Meek was a member of a well known and prominent family of the Big Sandy Valley and one of the pioneers in business in this section and known as one of the county's best known citizens. He was a brother of the late Capt. G. V. Meek of Paintsville and Rev. Zephaniah Meek of Catlettsburg, who for more then 50 years was a leading minister of the M. E. Church, South. Funeral services were held from the home of his son J. N. Meek on Third Street and in charge of Dr. W. I. Cantar, pastor of the Mayo Memorial Church, and Rev. H. B. Conley of Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by one son, J. N. Meek, a prominent business man of Paintsville, and one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Matney, also of Paintsville. His wife preceded him in death about 5 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

MEEK, Mae
Mrs. Mae Meek, age 19, wife of Virgil Meek, died at the Golden Rule Hospital here Thursday morning, January 17, after a short illness.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Daniel of River. Mrs. Meek was a young Christian mother and a member of the United Baptist Church. She leaves many relatives and friends who mourn her passing. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived one daughter, Luminta, age six weeks.  Also nine sisters and a twin brother, Willie Jay Daniel. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

MILLER, Arminta
Funeral rites were held Sunday morning at 10:30 from the Miller Cemetery for Armintia  Miller, month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Miller of Louisa, who died Friday night at 6 from a 6 days illness of pneumonia. Rev. Grover Bevins officiated. Interment was made in the Miller Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one sister and 4 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

MILLER, William Albert
William Albert Miller, 30, passed away last Sunday at the home of his father, John C. Miller, on Georges Creek after an illness of 4 years. Funeral services was held Tuesday at 11 o’clock at the Baptist Church on Georges Creek and interment was in the Judd Cemetery. Surviving besides his father are 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

MOORE, David Maxfield
David Maxfield Moore, 2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Moore of Little Blaine died last Friday following a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral rites Sunday with Rev. W. T. Fraley of Ledocio officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

MORRIS, Mrs. Richard
Mrs. Frank Pigg received word Saturday that her niece, Mrs. Richard Morris, died Friday night at 10 at Urbana, OH, from an illness of a few hours of brain hemorrhage. She was taken to her home at Hilliards, OH where funeral service was held Monday and interment made in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Hilliard. Mrs. Morris was a daughter of Mrs. Eliza Morris, deceased, of this county. Surviving are her husband and 6 sons and daughters. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

NELSON, Milt
One man is dead and 2 store buildings and 3 dwelling houses, are in ashes following a fire which died damage estimated at $12,000 in West Prestonsburg early Sunday morning. The fire, originating in the store of Maude Howard swept on in a store owned by Roscoe Fannin and to the home of Tom Neeley, residence of Fannin and residence of Ballard Osborn and all were consumed with only a small amount of insurance on one of the home which was burned. Milt Nelson, 48, a volunteer fireman, was instantly killed when he was struck by an iron pipe which was sent hurtling through the air following a slight explosion. The pipe, which had been fastened to 2 wooden posts and which was a hitching bar, struck Nelson just above the hips, wrapping itself around him like a hoop and almost cut his body in two. Nelson was handling a hose and was about 50 or 60 fed away from the pipe when the explosion occurred. Nelson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susan Nelson, and 3 daughters, Mrs. J. A. Folk, of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Herbert Caudill of Ashland and Mrs. F. R. Mann of Milton Junction, Iowa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

NOE, Donald Ray
Donald Ray Noe, the 7 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noe, died at the home in Ashland Saturday afternoon after an illness of one week of pneumonia. The child is survived by his parents, 3 sisters, Wanda Lee, Juanita and Helen at home and by one brother, William Pat Noe of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral rites were held from the Missionary Baptist Church in Westwood Monday afternoon and burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

PARSLEY, W. R.
W. R. Parsley, 86, retired merchant and timber man, of Welch, Wayne County, WV, died at his home at the mouth of Parsley branch Tuesday of pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted at the home Wednesday with interment in the family cemetery. He is survived by his widow, U. G. Parsley of Kenova, who is a nephew. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

PELFREY, William
Mr. Bill Pelfrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reece Pelfrey, of Olive Hill, KY, passed away Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock at Stovall hospital at Grayson. Bill was shot by Nim Jackson on Oct 13 and never recovered from the bullet wound. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 at Pilgrim Holiness Church. Interment was made in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Caperton Pelfrey and 4 sisters, Mrs. Jean Day, Maggie Mae and Ilda Pelfrey. Mr. Pelfrey was well known in Louisa where he was employed at Snyder’s Ford garage for several years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

PINSON, Frank
Frank Pinson, one of Floyd County’s oldest men, died at his home at German, Jan 23 in his 81st year. A native of Russell County, VA, Mr. Pinson was born in 1844 and at the close of the Civil War moved to Kentucky. He was married in 1874 to Miss Minta Clay, who survives. Mr. Pinson was united with the Christian Church in 1909 and lived a devoted Christian life until death.  Besides his widow, he is survived by 2 sons and 4 daughters, 37 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

PINSON, Roland
Prestonsburg, KY—Roland Pinson, 45 years old a native of this county, died at Carbon, WV Friday, a victim of pneumonia. He was a miner employed at Carbon. The body was returned to Betsy Layne for burial. Mr. Pinson had many relatives and friends in this county. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Pinson Stratton, his widow Mrs. Arzella Pinson, 5 sons and 3 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

PORTER, George Ike
Death of George Ike Porter, 23 years old, of Dwale, who was found on the railroad tracks near Allen, fatally injured Sunday morning at 1:30 may have resulted from any of three causes, it is held following an investigation into the fatality. He may have been injured through foul play, as a result of a fall or by being struck by a train, it is held. A deep gash at the base of his skull was his principal injury. Young Porter died at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin at 5 o’clock Sunday morning. Porter was found unconscious and but for brief lapses, remained in a coma, never giving nay explanation of his injury. The victim was the son of Lum Porter, who died a few months ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

PRICE, Ruth
Mrs. Ruth Price, 53, passed away at her home in Louisa, Tuesday following an illness of 4 weeks. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon from the home with Rev. Basil Hodge officiating. Interment in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Price had been a member of the Baptist Church for 20 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Edgel Waldon of Louisa, Miss Eva Price of Ashland, one son, Ernest Price of Louisa, 4 sisters and her mother, Mrs. Cora Castle of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

PRITCHARD, James K.
Charleston, WV—James K. Pritchard, 90 years old, who was with Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in his famous march through Georgia, died Sunday. Born near Gallipolis, OH, Nov 17,1 845, Pritchard enlisted at the outbreak of the War between the States in the 33rd Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

RIFFE, J. D.
J. D. Riffe, 66, for many years a resident of Rush, Boyd County, died at the home of his son in law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Posey in Covington Wednesday Feb 6. The body of Mr. Riffe arrived in Ashland Thursday and was taken to the home of Lige
Bates. The body was taken to Ross Chapel at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, where the funeral was conducted by Rev. William Duncan with burial following in the Ross Cemetery. Mr. Riffe was a native of Bolts Fork and for 15 years he was a rural mail carried at Rush. Mr. Riffe is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Posey, one sister, Mrs. A. J. Buckley of Ashland, 3 brothers, Frank Riffe of Rush, Lon Riffe of Bolts Fork and Oscar Riffe of Ethel, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

RIGSBY, Marvin
Catlettsburg—Said to have been angered by his wife’s statement that she was a Republican, which came as member of the family were seated around the table at the home of Frank Neal on Twin Fork of Catletts Creek, Marvin Rigsby, 26, of Catlettsburg shot and fatally wounded his wife, Ioma Rigsby, 21, Monday night. Rigsby was drunk. H was place in jail charged with willful murder. Officers searched the Neal home and found some whiskey and Neal was arrested on this and another charge of running a disorderly house. When the shooting occurred it is said Mr. and Mrs. Neal, Harvey Meredith, Benny Rice, younger brother of the slain woman, Marvin and his wife were engaged in a political argument as they dined at the Neal residence. Mr. and Mrs. Rigsby are said to have left the table and entered front room of the home when Rigsby asked his wife if she was a Republican. As she replied that she was, Rigsby is said to have reached for his gun and his wife ran into another room. Mrs. Rigsby is said to have turned back to look through the door when Rigsby again reached for his pistol, a .38 calibre Smith and Wesson, drawing it and firing one shot through the thin sheetrock wall separating the rooms. The shot struck Mrs. Rigsby in the left side of the head just below the ear. She was rushed to a Catlettsburg hospital but died enroute. Mrs. Rigsby is survived by her father, Calvin Rice, 4 brothers, Irvin, Emmett, Cecil and Benny Rice, sisters, Annree and Genevieve Rice, all of Catlettsburg. Rigsby is under indictment by the Boyd County grand jury on charges of assault with intent to kill and breaking and entering. His wife is said to have, recently been granted a divorce from him but the final judgment had not been entered. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

ROBINSON, Elizabeth (Brumfield)
Mrs. Elizabeth Brumfield Robinson, 19, of Huntington, is dead from injuries received in an automobile accident. She died in a hospital Saturday 2 days after Liston Luther, 33, of Shoals (Wayne County) was killed and J. T. McCoy, 70, of Shoals, injured when Luther’s car collided with that of F. L. Schoew, of Huntington. Luther was buried Sunday. Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson were held Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

ROMANS, Laura (Horn)
Mrs. Laura Romans, 45 years old, died Jan 29, in Huntington hospital following a brief illness. She is survived by 2 sons, William and Millard Romans of Dunlow, the father, John Horn of Huntington, 2 sisters, Mrs. P. B. Show of Huntington, with whom she resided and Mrs. A. B. Copley of Inez; 3 brothers, Edward and Clarence Horn of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

RUNYON, Nancy A.
Mrs. Nancy A. Runyon, 65, wife of the late John W. Runyon, died at her home near Toler, KY, Friday following an illness of 4 years. Death was attributed to diabetes and paralysis. Mrs. Runyon was the daughter rof Mont and Lydia Farley, both of whom are deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

SAMMONS, Rhoda
Mrs. Rhoda Sammons, 82, passed away at her home on Missouri Branch, WV Tuesday. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home. Interment was made in the family cemetery. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 67 years. Surviving are 3 sons, M. R. Sammons, C. H. and Floyd Sammons, and one sister, Mrs. Florence Sammons of Missouri Branch. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

SAVAGE, L, C.
Mrs. W. W. Wray, received a telegram Monday telling her of the death of her brother in law, L. C. Savage, 73, of Peebles, OH. Mr. Savage a native of this county died Sunday at his home. Funeral rites were held at Peebles Tuesday. He was a brother of William Savage of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

SHORT, Thomas
Thomas Short died last Saturday in a Huntington hospital as the result of a fractured skull and other injuries received Friday evening. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home by the Curtright ambulance. When a light truck he was driving crashed into the side of a heavier truck on the Wayne road near Lavalette Friday night at 7 o’clock, Thomas Short, 45, a merchant of Adams, Lawrence County, was critically injured and his companion, Allen Roberts, 40, suffered severe scalp and leg lacerations. Short suffered a frontal fracture of the skull, a broken left arm and lacerations of the scalp. Dr. William Porter of Wayne and Dr. A. K. Kessler performed an emergency operation at Memorial hospital in Huntington Friday night at 8 o’clock in an effort to save the man’s life. The other truck was driven by William Sliger of Ashland,  who was uninjured. His truck was loaded with 3 horses, none of which was injured. The truck Short was driving was demolished. Dr. Porter was first called to the scene of the accident from Wayne. He ordered the men taken tot the hospital in Huntington, and called an ambulance. Men who investigated the wreck were unable to explain how it occurred. They told authorities the Sliger truck was almost off the road on the right side and proceeding at a very slow speed when struck by Short’s truck which careened crazily from the opposite side of the road. Short and Roberts were brothers in law and were partners in a produce business, and when the fatal accident occurred they were on their way to Huntington with a load of produce. Mr. Short is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue Roberts Short and 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Morris of Martha, KY and Miss Anna Jean Short, at home; 2 brothers, Fred and Oscar Short of Ledocio, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Miller, Sr. of Louisa and Mrs. Milt McKinster of Adams, KY. He was a son of Isaac and Kate York Short. Was a member of the Masonic fraternity and that order had charge of the service at the grave. The funeral was at the home of Noah Wellman on the Blaine Road and interment was made in the Grubb burial grounds nearby. Rev. Sylvester Ball conducted the services which were held on Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

SHORTRIDGE, Robert Van Buren
Robert Van Buren Shortridge, 11 months and 21 days old, died Thursday in Ashland. The baby, a son of Russell Denton and Nellie Brown Shortridge of that address had been ill 2 days. Surviving are the parents and the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Van Buren Shortridge of Jackson, OH and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

SMITH, Mercereau
Mercereau Smith, 29, of West Van Lear, died at the Paintsville Hospital early Monday morning as a result of knife wounds alleged to have been received in a fight at West Van Lear Saturday night. Henry Brown Richmond, alleged to be one of the participants in the fight in which Smith was injured, is being held under bond of $10,000 on a charge of murder in connection with the death. According to reports, Richmond gave himself up to Sheriff Fred Adams without a warrant and came before the Johnson Circuit Court and was arraigned before the grand jury which was in session. The grand jury returned an indictment of murder and trial has been set for Friday, Feb 15 before J. F. Bailey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

SPAULDING, S.
The body of S. Spaulding was found on the road on the Old Fork of Jennie’s Creek near Crum, WV early Monday morning. The coroner’s inquest verdict was that his death was due to alcohol and exposure. He and 2 other men were drinking together Sunday. He was a son of Jim Spaulding. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 8, 1935

STANLEY, Dixie
Mrs. Dixie Stanley, 30 years of age, died Sunday in a Williamson, WV hospital following an illness of 2 weeks with blood stream infection. She was the wife of Wade Stanley, employed by the Hankins Ice Company. Mrs. Stanley leaves her husband, 2 sons, Ira and Trimble Stanley. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Meade of Meta, Pike County, KY and was born Mar 4, 1904. Funeral and burial services were conducted at Meta, KY on Johns Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

STEWART, Curt
Catlettsburg, KY—Deeply grieved by the sudden death of his mother which occurred early Sunday morning, Curt Stewart, 46 year old night lieutenant of police of this city ended his life Sunday evening by sending a bullet from a .38 calibre pistol crashing through his brain. “I’m going to take a long rest.” Stewart told his sister, Mrs. Sylvester Field, as she accompanied him to his bedroom in the Stewart home. A Mrs. Field closed the door and turned from the room the echo of the shot rang through the house.  Mrs. Stewart had been in ill health for some time but her condition had improved. She was 74 years old. She was a member of the M. E. Church South of Buchanan. Surviving are her husband, Oliver Stewart and 3 daughters, Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. John Prince and Mrs. Lizzie Leibee all of Catlettsburg. Curt Stewart had been a member of the Catlettsburg police department for the past 15 years. He had resided in and near Catlettsburg all his life. He was born at Savage Branch, Boyd County. He is survived by his widow, Martha Sparks Stewart, one step daughter, Mrs. Ida Balthis and 3 sisters mentioned. Double funeral services were held from the Stewart residence Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

TACKETT, Truman
Two cases of cerbro-spinal meningitis occurred in one family at Dorton this week with one death. Truman Tackett, 7 year old son of Frank Tackett of Owl Branch died Sunday with meningitis, 2 days after he contracted the disease. Monday a second son, Frank,Jr. became ill and is in a serious condition. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 15, 1935

TURNER, Mary
Mrs. Mary Turner, 80, died in Ashland Friday afternoon after an illness of 5 years. Her husband, E. W. Turner passed away 5 years ago. She was born in Johnson County, but had made her home in Ashland the past 52 years. Mrs. Turner had been a member of the Pollard Baptist Church for the past 45 years. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters, Louran Turner of Ashland, Dr. James Turner of D’Hanis, TX, Mrs. Nancy Jane Butler, Mrs. Clyde Lewis, Harry Turner and Miss Ray Turner of Ashland. Funeral service was conducted from the church, Monday by Rev. Pierce of Catlettsburg and Rev. W. K. woods of Ashland. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

WALBRON, Leroy
Leroy Walbron, 46, a former resident of Louisa, died at his home at Blaine Sunday at 6:05 a.m. following an illness of 3 months. He was a world war veteran and a member of the American Legion, W. G. Johnson Post No. 89 of Louisa. Funeral service was held Monday morning at 11 from the Christian Church at Blaine with Rev. Asa Hay officiating. Interment was made in the Osborne cemetery on Laurel Creek. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Osborn Walbron, one son, Herbert, Jr., his father, Abraham Walbron and 2 sisters, Mrs. Glen Monk and Mrs. Freddie Purdy of Saginaw, MI. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

WELLMAN, William
William Wellman, 64, died Monday at his home in Fort Gay, Feb 18th at 2 pm. Following an illness of 13 months duration of paralysis. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 from the home with Rev. Carmi Webb officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are one step daughter, Mrs. Ollie Wellman, of Fort Gay and one step son, Curtis Biggs of Huntington. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

WILLIAMS, Hayden
Hayden Williams, 74 years old of Elna, one of the most prominent citizens of Johnson County, died at his home there Sunday afternoon Feb 10. He had been in poor health for more than a year. Mr. Williams was born in Johnson County near Elna, Oct 18, 1860, and spent his entire life in his native county. On Mar 8 1883, he married Miss Estella Williams of near Oil Springs to this union was born 7 daughters, all of whom survive him. At the time of his death he was employed by the Central Kentucky Natural Gas Company, a post which he had held for more than 25 years. Even though he had retired, he was retained on the staff of that company and continued to fulfill his duties. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 22, 1935

WIREMAN, Dayton
Dayton Wireman, 18 years old, of Salt Lick Creek, near Hueysville, was shot and killed late Monday afternoon by Whitt Howard, Breathitt County youth, who is in jail here facing a murder indictment, from the grand jury when it convenes Monday. The shooting took place, near the home of Willie Shepherd, a short distance from the Floyd-Knott County line on Salt Lick. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

YATES, Lee
Lee Yates, 71, formerly of Magoffin and Johnson Counties, where he was well known as a stock trader, suffered a broken neck Saturday when he was thrown from a wagon load of fodder which he was gathering in the field with his son, Challie Yates and died instantly. The accident took place on the Yates farm at Rice, KY in Greenup County. Funeral services were held Sunday at Danlayton, Greenup County, with  interment in the cemetery nearby. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Feb 1, 1935

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AKERS, Corrine
Corrine Akers, 11 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freelin Akers of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday at 9 o’clock. Funeral service was held from the home at 10 Wednesday. Interment was made in the Christian Cemetery near Prichard. Surviving are the parents, 3 brothers, Dock, Irvin and Homer, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Akers of Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Gilkerson of Prichard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

AKERS, Mildred Irene
Pikeville, KY—Another death attributed to cerebrospinal meningitis was reported at Dorton Sunday night. The first death from this cause occurred there early this month. The latest victim of the disease, which usually ends fatally, was Mildred Irene Akers, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Akers, neighbors of the first victim. She became ill at 4 o’clock Sunday morning and died that night. Besides the parents she is survived by 8 brothers and sisters all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

ALLEN, F. P (Chick)
F. P. (Chick) Allen, well known Floyd County man, and a member of one of this section’s oldest and largest families, succumbed Sunday morning to pneumonia at the home of his son, Hobart Allen, near Pomeroy, OH. He was about 82 years old. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Allen, he was born and reared near whit is now Northern. Following his marriage to Miss Mary Greer, he moved to Hindman, KY. There he engaged in the mercantile business, was deputy sheriff during his father in law’s term of office as sheriff while the famous Hall-Wright feud was in progress and played a prominent part in the organization of Knott County, formerly a section of Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

ANDERSON, George W.
George W. Anderson, age 53, was drowned in Big Sandy River about 6 miles north of Louisa, on Monday evening of last week. The body was not found until Friday evening and during the intervening 4 days it was not known whether the missing man was drowned or had otherwise disappeared. It is said he was last seen on the river bank near his home at Fullers in company with 2 young men. On Thursday relatives and neighbors began to drag the river and the next evening the body was found about a quarter of a mile below where he was last seen on the bank. An inquest was held by magistrate Frank Nunnely and the jury decided he came to his death by drowning. One juror was of the opinion that Anderson was the victim of foul play. Dr. McNabb inspected the body and failed to find any injuries. Mr. Anderson moved from Pike County 2 months ago having rented Peter V. Alley’s farm near Fuller Station. The funeral services were held Sunday in Mayo Memorial Church M. E. Church, South at the mouth of Blaine and the burial was made in the adjacent cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. Rv. Reuben Curnutte officiated at the services. Anderson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Osborn Anderson, 9 children, James, Ethel, Bethel, Frank, Jesse, Harold and William, at home and Mrs. Creed Bates and Mrs. Jesse May of Coal Run, KY; by his mother, Mrs. William G. Anderson of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. George Newsom, Virgie, KY, Mrs. Patton Collins, Jenkins, KY and Mrs. Ralph Tipton, of Glen Rogers, WV, and by the following brothers, J. N. Anderson, Potter, KY,  Anderson, Ironton, OH, J. B. Anderson, Wise, VA, John L. Anderson, and Sam Anderson of Jenkins, KY and Frank and Walter Anderson of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday Mar 15, 1935

ARRINGTON, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Arrington, 21, son of Mrs. Charles Roberts of Irish Creek, 15 miles west of her, was murdered late Saturday night while enroute to his home from a neighbors, it is said. John Richmond, 25, of the same neighborhood, was arrested Sunday by county officials and lodged in the county jail. He was released Monday afternoon and an indictment of murder returned by the grand jury against Lige Richmond, 20 a brother of John. Officers have been searching for Lige Richmond since Sunday. The body of Arrington was found Saturday evening in the county road near the home of Mart Dixon. He had been shot 4 times with a .22 caliber gun, one bullet penetrating the heart. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home of his mother, Mrs. Charles Roberts at the mouth of Rich Creek. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the mother, step father, 2 sisters, Mrs. George Thompson of Kervis, KY, Louise Arrington, at home, and by 3 brothers, Jake, Charles and Burgess Arrington, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

BENTLEY, Bill
Pikeville, KY—Bill Bentley, 84 year old native of Pike County died suddenly at his home near Speight, on the Long Fork of Shelby creek last Friday morning. Mr. Bentley had been suffering from infirmities of old age for several months but his death was not expected. Born on the Long Fork, Mr. Bentley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bentley and spent his entire life in that section. He had always engaged in farming and had been a member of the Christian Church for years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

BLACKBURN, Rush
Pikeville, KY--A brief illness with pneumonia claimed the life of Rush Blackburn, 22 year old Slone miner, who died early Tuesday in the Methodist hospital here. Mr. Blackburn was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bedee Blackburn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

BLAIR, J. V.
Funeral services were held Friday at the residence for J. V. Blair, of Williamson, with the Rev. J. C. Jones officiating. Mr. Blair died Wednesday night Feb 20. He had been a watchman in Williamson for the past 10 years and is survived by his wife and 4 children. Also surviving are 4 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Vania Roberts of Pikeville, Mrs. Elza Akers of Oak Vale, Mrs. A. G. Woodall of Mossy Bottom, KY, Mrs. Laura Meadows of Talcott, WV, W. A. Blair, Rainelle, WV and A. N. Blair of McCreary, WV. Burial was in the Mossy Bottom cemetery 6 miles from Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

BRAY, Kenneth
Funeral services for Kenneth Bray, age 27 was in charge of Rev. DeHart of West Van Lear, KY, Mr. Bray died at his home at Dayton, OH, Friday from double pneumonia. Burial was made in the Paintsville Cemetery. Mr. Bray was born in Paintsville, where he parents resided for many years. He was the son of J. R. Bray who worked here as a watchmaker for many years, His sister, Mrs. Sowers of Thomasville, NC and a brother, Walter Bray of Meridian, Miss attended the funeral and burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

BROWN, Ora Lee
Ora lee Brown, 17 years old, a former resident of Prestonsburg, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcum Brown of Royalton, Magoffin County was killed Monday at Neon, Letcher County by a policeman whose name was reported here as being Peters. A revolver bullet was fired into the girl’s heart as she sat in a Neon restaurant the report says. The Brown family formerly resided on Middle Creek and are well known in this county. Particulars of the shooting is unavailable. The slayer was jailed at Whitesburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

BURCHETT, Edna Lorraine
Edna Lorraine, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Burchett, died suddenly Sunday a the home and was buried Monday in the family burying ground on Toms Creek near Chandlersville. She was the only child and 5 weeks old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

BURTON, B. F.
B. F. Burton, 55 years old, Wheelwright miner, died at the Beaver Valley hospital here, Thursday, a victim of a carbuncle. He is survived by his widow and 5 children. The body was taken to Auxier by G. D. Ryan for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

BUSSEY, Dr. J. C.
Dr. J. C. Bussey, 76, passed away at his home in Louisa Wednesday at one o’clock after an illness of one week. He was the son of Henry S. and Christiana Regina Miller Bussey. He was graduated from Ohio Medical College in 1889 with highest honors in his class and started practice here in that year. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 from the M. E. Church and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright, mortician. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Isaacs Bussey, to whom he was married 32 years ago; one daughter, Mrs. T.R. Justice of Louisa and one son, Sigmund Bussey, who lives in California. Also 2 brothers, F. R.Bussey of Busseyville and G. S. Bussey of Louisa. Dr. Bussey had practiced medicine in Louisa longer than any other physician. He was in his office daily up to Monday of this week. His death was unexpected. Dr. Bussey’s father came here from Massachusetts soon after his marriage which took place in West Virginia. His wife was born in Germany and was brought to this country when a small child. She was closely related to the Millers at Huntington, whose families came to America at the same time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

CANTRELL, Melvina (Conley)
Mrs. Melvina Conley Cantrell, 64 years old died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sid Conley Sunday in Ashland at 11 o’clock. She was buried Tuesday following funeral services at Van Lear, KY with Roscoe Lemaster officiating. Burial in a Van Cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell is survived by her husband, Henderson Cantrell, her daughter, Mrs. Conley and 2 granddaughters, Juanita and Jacqueline Conley of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

CASEBOLT, Elizabeth
Pikeville, KY—Burns suffered several weeks ago while she was engaged in the family washing at her home near Pikeville claimed the life of Miss Elizabeth Casebolt, 20 years old, who died at her home Sunday. Shortly after the injuries which were caused when her clothing became ignited Miss Casebolt was taken to the hospital where it was found she was suffering serious burns about the body and limbs. Her family returned her to their home only a brief time before her death. Born in Pike County she was the daughter of Andy and Effie Cavins Casebolt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

CASTLE, Ida Marie
Pikeville, KY—Ida Marie Castle, 12 day old daughter of George F. and Anna Cecil Castle of Boldman, died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital here. Her death was attributed to pneumonia. Burial was in the Boldman Cemetery Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

CHURCH, George
George Church, 67, passed away at his home at Adeline, this county, Thursday. Funeral service was held from the home Saturday morning and interment in the family cemetery on Bear Creek. Surviving are the widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Jeff Bryant, of Adeline and Mrs. Morris of Charleston, WV, 5 sons, Ben and William Church of Fallsburg, MT, Jay and Bliss Church of Adeline and 4 sisters, Mrs. William Spree of Kenova, Mrs. Lindsey Luster and Mrs. J. Austin of Ashland and Mrs. Martin Moore of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

CLEVENGER,
The one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Clevenger, of Latrobe, WV was brought to their former home near Dennis, this county for burial Monday of this week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

COOPER, Nannie
Mrs. Nannie Cooper, 62, wife of David C. Cooper of Ashland, died Sunday night at her home after an illness of only a few hours. Mrs. Cooper was stricken with apoplexy while attending the services at the Pollard Baptist Church. She was removed to her home and death followed within a few hours. She was born in Magoffin County Nov 11, 1872. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Pollard Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. W. K. Wood officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by  2 daughters, Mrs. Joe Adams of Ashland and Miss Lucy May Cooper at home; 2 sons, Clyde Roark of Coal Grove, OH and Charles Cooper at home; 2 grandsons, Forna and Herald Adams of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. R. L. Cornette of Hazard and 2 brothers, Charles and Pearl Roark, of Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

COPLEY, Roy
Roy Copley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Copley, of Stonecoal, Wayne County, was killed by an N & W train, near that place early Tuesday Mar 12. The body of the youth was found on the railroad tracks cut in two. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

CRUM, Elizabeth (McGinnis)
Mrs. Elizabeth McGinnis Crum, of Davella, Martin County, died Mar 13 at the age of 90 years. She was the widow of the late Adam Crum who preceded her in death in 1933. She wa a member of a prominent Martin County family and is survived by the following children: William Crum, Davella, Alifair Wooten, South Point, OH, William Crum, betsy Layne, KY, Dennis Crum, White Water, MO, Esther Crum, Davella, Edward Crum, Davella, Millard Crum, Stambaugh, KY, Leotta Crum, Davella and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home by J. L. Harrington of Paintsville with burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

DANIEL, Ernest
Paintsville, KY-- Ernest Daniel the twenty-four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniel, died Tuesday, Feb 26th, at the home of his parents on Sycamore. Mr. Daniel had been seriously ill for some time. Mr. Daniel was a student at the Paintsville High School for three years.  While there he made enviable record in his scholastic pursuits.  He worked very diligently, was kind to his classmates, honest in all his school relationships and was admired and respected by the entire student body. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

DAVIS, Cynthia G. (Burchett)
Mrs. Cynthia G. Burchett Davis, 55 years old, of Bays Branch, near Auxier, died Thursday, Feb 14 at the Golden Rule hospital, Paintsville, a victim of paralysis. Mrs. Davis was one of the county’s  best women, having lived a devoted Christian life since the age of 16 when she became a member of the Methodist Church. She was a member of a well known Floyd County family and had, hundreds of friends and relatives. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

DEAN, John
John Dean, of Huntington, who died at 6 o’clock Friday morning in a Huntington hospital, was buried Tuesday in a cemetery at Roach following funeral services at the residence with Rev. B.F. Caudill, pastor of the Twentieth Street Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Dean was an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Surviving him is the widow; 5 daughters, and 3 sons, Mrs. Myrtle Mayo of Inez is a daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

DIXON, John
John Dixon, 19, Kavanaugh, KY, died at 2:40 Sunday morning in King’s Daughters’ hospital, Ashland, of a fractured skull and other injuries he received Saturday night, when struck by a hit and run driver on a highway a mile from his home. Miss Inez Carter, with whom Dixon was on the way to church escaped. According to information given by the police in Ashland, Dixon and a girl were walking along on the road near Kavanaugh when a car, traveling in the same direction, struck Dixon. The girl, it is said, escaped unhurt, jumping to safety. It is said by Catlettsburg officers that the driver of the car which hit Dixon sped on without stopping to render aid.

A possibility that Dixon might have been the victim of foul play in stead of accident was conveyed in the verdict of a coroner’s jury impaneled Monday morning at Kilgore and Collier’s funeral home. After hearing the evidence of about 5 witnesses, the jury found that Dixon had come to his death as the result of a blow on the back of the head, the manner of which and by whom, it was done, to the jury unknown. An examination of Dixon’s body revealed only one injury, a deep wound on the back of the head. It was the concensus of opinion  among officers investigating the case that Dixon could not have been struck by the car and injured in this manner only. They pointed out the possibility that some person in the passing car might have struck Dixon as the car passed. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Dixon of Kavanaugh, 4 brothers, Mitchell of Laurel, Boyd County, Marion, Paul and Jack of Kavanaugh; and 5 sisters, Mrs. R. P. Black of Durbin, Mrs. Delbert Kinner of Buchanan, Mrs. W. G. Matingly of Paintsville and Mrs. Ernest Newsome of Durbin and Miss Mary Dixon at home. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the residence at Kavanaugh followed by burial in the family cemetery there. The deceased was born in Boyd County and was well known throughout the rural sections.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

ELAM, Mary Bell
Mrs. Mary Bell Elam, 64 years old, died at her home in Ashland Sunday afternoon following an illness of a week. She had been a resident of Ashland for 10 years, having moved there from Morgan County, KY. She is survived by her husband, T. Elam, 2 daughters, 4 sons, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1935

EMORY, William Henry Harrison
Greenup, KY—William Henry Harrison Emory, died at this farm home near Fullerton, KY at the age of 99 years and one month. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Nancy Emory who bore him 26 children. Until 4 years ago he was active in the operation of his farm. Born in Scioto County, OH, Mr. Emory served in the Civil War in Co. 8, Kentucky Mounted Infantry. A military service will be held for Mr. Emory by the Russell American Legion post. It is tentatively arranged to hold the funeral Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

FERGUSON, Malinda
Mrs. Malinda Ferguson, 76 years old of Wayne, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wilson of Nitro, WV, following an illness of 3 months duration, was buried Wednesday afternoon in a Wayne cemetery following funeral services at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Martha Mosser of Wayne. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Mary Booten, of Huntington, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Ball and Mrs. Elva Sellards of Wayne and Mrs. Laura Ballanger of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

FERRELL, Mrs. A. C.
Mrs. A. C. Ferrell died here on Wednesday, Feb 27th at 10 a.m. from burns received 6 weeks ago. Her clothing caught from an open fire place at her home 3 miles southeast of Louisa, and she was taken to a hospital for treatment. Mrs. Emma Mossleete Ferrell was born in 1870, daughter of Samuel Marrs who lived about 9 miles north of Pikeville Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell moved to Louisa about 25 years ago. A few years later they bought a farm near Louisa and have resided there ever since. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lace Williamson, 5 sons, Glenn, Charles, Ralph, Ottis and Edward Ferrell, 2 sisters Mrs. Thomas West of Huntington, Mrs. Jesse Greer of Boldman and one brother, B. T. Marrs of Boldman. Mrs. Ferrell had been a member of the M. E. Church South for 40 years. The funeral will be held at 1 o’clock Friday, Mar lst at the home of her brother, Thurman Marrs 9 miles north of Pikeville. The body was taken to that place by H. H. Curtright, mortician and the interment will be made there in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Charles
Word was received her Tuesday of the death of Charles Fitzpatrick of Cincinnati. His body was shipped to Glenhayes, WV to the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, just across the river from Glenhayes in Kentucky where interment was made in the family cemetery. Several sisters and brothers survive among them Mrs. Julia
Burke of Potter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

FLOWERS, J. M.
Mr. J. M. Flowers died at Danville, KY Tuesday night. He was the father of Mrs. Eldred E. Adams, wife of the County Attorney. Mrs. Adams went to Danville last Saturday and Mr. Adams was detained here until Wednesday by cased in Circuit Court, now in session in Louisa. On Wednesday Mr. Adams went to Danville with Dr. J. W. Cummings and wife, who went on to Lexington and will return today. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

FRALEY, James
Prestonsburg, KY—After suffering for more than a year from stomach cancer, the Rev. James Fraley, a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church for more than 40 years died recently at the home of his son in law, Rev. Kelly Patton, at Wayland. The Rev. Fraley died at the age of 73, and his span of life had largely been devoted to the ministry and to the service of others. His friends were his every acquaintance, he leaves a large family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

GOBLE, Hillard
Hillard Goble, 33 years old, son of ex-jailer and Mrs. Elige Goble, died at his home on the Auxier road Saturday morning following an illness of more than 2 months. Mr. Goble formerly resided here, but for the past few years had engaged in farming. He was a member of the M. E. Church South and was known as one of the county’s finest young men. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Clothilde Branham Goble, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Branham of near here, 2 children, Donald Herald and Laura Virginia, his parents, 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

HAINES, Alpha Norma (Dent)
Mrs. Alpha Norma Haines, 33, wife of J. W. Haines, died Sunday morning at her home on Clay Street after an illness of several months. Mrs. Haines a daughter of Lee S. Dent, deceased, and Mrs. James Thompson, came to Louisa with her husband 15 years ago from Hamlin, WV. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist Church, of which she had been a member for 15 years. Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor officiated. The Order of the Eastern Star performed their ritual at the services. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H.H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are the husband, her mother, Mrs. James Thompson, of Cheshire, OH, 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma Pack, Huntington; Mrs. William Hager, and Mrs. L. M. Pack of Hamlin, WV, and Mrs. George Prince, of Gallipolis, OH; and 3 brothers, Harold and Victor Dent of Hamlin, WV and Boyd dent of Griffithville, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

HALL, Clifford C.
Clifford C. Hall, 41 years old of Huntington, died at his home there Thursday morning at 9:30 following a brief illness. A son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hall of the Point, he was born and reared on Rockcastle and spent practically all his life there. A few years ago he moved to Huntington where he resided until his death. The body was brought to the home of his parents Saturday. Funeral service was held Sunday morning at 11 from the Hall Cemetery on Rockcastle Creek and interment was made there. Surviving are the parents, the widow, Mrs. Clara Maynard Hall, 3 sons, Jack,William and J. D. Hall and a daughter, Miss Sheraline Hall of Huntington a sister, Mrs. Neva Meeks of Louisa and 4 brothers, Jess Hall of Kenova, Luther Hall of Williamson, William Hall of Glenhayes and Guy Hall of Delbarton, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

HALL, Vernon
Pike Co., KY—Vernon Hall, 8 years old, died at a hospital here Wednesday of injuries received, when he was struck by an automobile on the Mayo Trail, near his home at Myra KY. Two salesman, Vernon Pennybaker and Henry Grady, were in the car, it was reported. The child was said to have run from behind a parked truck into the path of the car. The boy was the son of Thomas Hall and Nannie Fouts Hall. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

Burial services were held Thursday for Vernie Hall, 9 years old, who was struck by an automobile Tuesday afternoon in front of his home at Myra. After the accident the child was brought to the Methodist Hospital where he died at midnight from a fractured skull. F. S. Grady of Lexington was driving the car. The boy was the son of Thomas and Nannie Fouts Hall who moved to Myra from Floyd County in 1933. He was born at Halo in Floyd County, Mar 21, 1926. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

HATCHER, J. W.
J. W. Hatcher, 64, of Allen, KY, died suddenly at his home there Saturday. George Glen Hatcher, city clerk of Ashland, is half brother of the deceased. Mr. Hatcher, a retired salesman, was well known throughout the Sandy valley and had a host of friends who will be grieved by the news of his sudden passing. He was a son of the late George M. Hatcher and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Hatcher; one son, Russell Hatcher and 3 daughters, Eunice, Virginia and May, by several grandchildren and by a half sister, Mrs. Ora Lee Lovely of Royalton, KY and 2 half brothers, George Glen Hatcher, Ashland and Otto P. Hatcher of San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

HATFIELD, Daniel
Pikeville, KY—Playing with a large box of matches Monday morning, resulted in the death of little Daniel Hatfield, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.. Dodge Hatfield of Buskirk, on the Tug River side of the county. The child was rushed to the Matewan hospital but the burns received when the entire box of matches became ignited were too severe to yield to treatment. As the matches flared up the child’s clothing became ignited and his body was badly burned. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

HOLSINGER, Bennie Dotson
A brief illness of influenza claimed the life of Bennie Dotson Holsinger, ?? year old Mossy Bottom miner, who died at the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin late last Thursday. Holsinger was born in Floyd County and was the son of Charles and Stella Ratcliff Holsinger. Besides his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Larue Holsinger. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Cowpen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

HOPKINS, Ruby  Joyce
Pikeville, KY—An effort to stir a fire in an open grate at the family home cast the life of Ruby Joyce Hopkins, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hopkins of Virgie, whose clothing became ignited from the blaze. The child died at the Methodist Hospital at 3 o’clock Saturday morning 12 hours after the accident. J. H. Childers, Pikeville policeman, returning here from Jenkins saw the child on the porch with her clothing blazing and called a physician who rushed her to the hospital. She was badly burned about the upper part of the body. Born at Ellwood on Apr 20, 1931, the victim was the daughter of Ted and Pearl Compton Hopkins. Besides the parents she is survived by one brother, Billy, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

HUBBARD, Della
Mrs. Della Hubbard, 26 years old of Leckieville died in the Williamson Memorial Hospital, Friday following a short illness of acute Brights disease. Surviving are one brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at Emily at Martin County where burial took place. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

HUNT, Leona
Mrs. Leona Hunt, 40, wife of W. A. Hunt, general superintendent of the Island Creek Coal Co., Holden, was instantly killed at 3:50 Saturday morning in a fall from the third floor of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, according to word received by business associates of Mr. Hunt. Coroner Willard N. Putnam of Battle Creek reported he had been unable to ascertain whether death resulted from an accident of suicide. Mrs. Hunt, struck her  head on a paved walk after falling from a window of the sanitarium. Mrs. Hunt had been a patient in the sanitarium for the past 6 days undergoing treatment for a nervous ailment. She had been in declining health for several months friends of the family said.  She is survived by her husband and 2 sons, William, 18, student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and James, 15, who is enrolled at a military school in Claremont, FL. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

HURD, W. R.
Prestonsburg, KY—W. R. Hurd, one of Floyd County’s best citizens, died at his home at Banner on the anniversary of his birth, Mar 15, a victim of influenza and complications at the age of 73 years. His illness had extended over a period of 3 months. A native of Lee County, VA, Mr. Hurd moved to this county about 40 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was revered to all who knew him. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Nannie Hurd, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

JUSTICE, George M.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Fishtrap, south of Pikeville, for George M. Justice, county judge of Pike County. Mr. Justice died Thursday night following an illness with pneumonia. Before being elected judge, he served a term as magistrate and was an active farmer and merchant. He attended court Monday at Pikeville and shortly thereafter became seriously ill. He leaves his wife, and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

LITTLE, T. J.
Pikeville, KY--T. J. Little, 38 years old, a farmer of the Long Fork section of Shelby Creek, died at his home Saturday following a long illness. His death was attributed to a head infection but it was first reported here that he was a victim of cerebrospinal meningitis. Following his death an investigation was conducted by Dr. R. E. Teague, county health director, who stated that this report was unfounded. Mr. Little was well known in the Shelby Creek section where he resided all his life. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

LYKINS, John M.
John M. Lykins, 62, a resident of Ashland, for the last fifteen years, died a the King’s Daughter’s hospital Thursday. He was stricken Sunday at noon in Morehead while he was visiting his son, K. b. Lykins a the Midland Trail Hotel. Mr. Lykins was born in Morgan County, KY, Nov 30, 1873, the son of the late Rev. W.F. Lykins and Mrs. Mary Ann Lykins. He was educated in the public schools in that county and at an early age engaged in teaching and followed this profession intermittently for 40 years. He also served part of the term as superintendent of Morgan County schools. Before going to Ashland 15 years ago, Mr. Lykins served as principal of the school at Wheelwright, KY. He later was employed by the old A.I.A.M. company as time keeper for 3 years. During the administration of Governor William J. Fields, Mr. Lykins served as deputy state inspector and examiner for 2 years. He was for many years a member of the Regular Baptist Church at Grassy Lick, KY. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, K. B. Lykins of Morehead, B. Carter Lykins of Charleston, WV and Robert E. Lykins of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. C?? B. Harrison of Vanceburg, KY; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Lykins, one brother, A. M. Lykins of Grassy Creek, KY and one sister, Mrs. E. J. Lykins of Perintown, OH. Funeral service was from the Grassy Lick Church, Friday, Rev. T. H. Testerman officaitng. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

MAGGARD, Sam
Sam Maggard, 31 of Dorton, Pike County, was killed by being thrown from a truck He was standing up as the truck rounded a sharp curve near Jenkins and landed on the road on his head. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

A fractured skull suffered last Sunday when he fell from a truck on which he was returned from the funeral of his wife’s father in Virginia claimed the life of Sam Maggard, 31 year old Dorton mine machinist, who died at the Methodist hospital here at 9 Tuesday night. Mr. Maggard was rushed to the hospital immediately after the accident but never regained consciousness. Born in Pike County on Jul 25, 1903, Mr. Maggard was the son of Willie and Sarah Jane Estep Maggard. He spent his entire life in this section and had been working in the mine for several years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Susie Maggard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar15, 1935

MARCUM, Jane H.
Mrs. Jane H. Marcum, 78, wife of S. C. Marcum, passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Justice, following a long illness. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the Justice home at 3 with the Rev. D.L. Brainard, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of H. H. Curtright,  mortician. Surviving are the husband, 5 daughters, Mrs. John Justice, Mrs. G. C. Caperton, Mrs. Charles D. Waldeck and Mrs. Elizabeth McDowell of Louisa, Mrs. Walter Cain of Manchester, KY and 2 sons, Sherman Marcum of Huntington, WV; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

MARSHALL
Entrance to the burning house barred by a wall of flames, a young Wayne County mother stood helplessly by Thursday afternoon while fire snuffed out the life of her infant daughter. The baby, about 5 months old, was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Marshall. Several weeks ago the couple moved from East Lynn to Herbert where the husband erected a small log house on the W. M. Perry farm. While Mr. Marshall was in Wayne, Mrs. Marshall was visited by Mrs. John Ward, a sister in law. The infant was asleep on a bed and the mother and her visitor were standing some distance from the house when the discovered the fire. So rapidly did the fire spread that the interior of the house was a mass of flames when the frantic mother sought to enter. Even as she reached the door the baby’s cries ceased. Within a few minutes the house had been practically destroyed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

MARTIN, Elizabeth (Justice)
Mrs. Elizabeth Justice Martin, 70, died Saturday evening at 5 o’clock at the home of her son in law, William W. Moore, county tax commissioner of Louisa. She had been ill for 5 weeks. Mrs. Martin was the widow of  the late William F. Martin. A short service was held at the home of Mr. Moore Sunday with prayer by Dock Jordan. The body was taken to Little Blaine at the old home of Mr. Moore where funeral service was held at 2 o’clock with Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating. Interment was made in the Martin Cemetery there under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Arlie Blackburn and Mrs. Lon Moore of Louisa, 2 sons, John and Frank Martin of Louisa, 2 brothers, Charles Justice of Cordell, John Justice of Grayson, one sister, Mrs. G. A. Thompson of Louisa. She was the daughter of William and Mary Thompson Justice deceased.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

MCGRANAHAN, John
John McGranahan, 70, who died Wednesday from pneumonia at the home of his grandson, Willis L. Tolbert, at Kermit was buried Friday afternoon with Masonic rites at Warfield. At Borderland he was bankboss in the mines for an extensive period prior to one year ago when he assumed the same position at the Earleton Coal Co. mines. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Warfield No. 882. Surviving the deceased is his daughter, Mrs. Easter Miller, who lives in Ohio, 2 grandchildren, Willis Tolbert of Kermit and Ms. Edvena Ward of Prestonsburg, KY and 3 great grandchildren and 2 brothers, E. B. McGranahan of Warfield and U. S. McGranahan of Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

MEADE, William
In ill health for more than 3 years, William Meade, 81, prominent Martin County farmer, died at his home Thursday. Funeral rites were conducted at the Meade home Friday by the Rev. Hall of the Kermit Christian Church. Burial in the cemetery at Warfield. Surviving Mr. Meade are his wife, Mrs. Launa Jones Meade, and 5 daughters, Mrs. D. D. Wallace of Kenova, Mrs.  U. G. Parsley, Kenova, Mrs. Irae Von Gunten, and Mrs. Mary Farley, Akron, OH and Mrs. Lena King, Miami, FL. Mrs. Meade is a daughter of John Wiley Jones, of Louisa, who died many years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

MILLER, Orville
Noris, KY—On Friday morning, Feb 15, God sent a host of angels from heaven who gathered around our dear grandfather, Orville Miller and removed him from this world of pain and suffering into one of eternal bliss. Orville was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Attison Miller of this place and was born and reared here. He was 78 years 2 months and 9 days of age. About 3 years ago he took Jesus as his personal Savior. Besides his wife, he leaves 4 sons, Robert, of Oak Hill, OH, Levi of Georges Creek and Hez and Attison of this place. Services were held at the home and conducted by Revs. Blackburn, Williams, Fraley and Pack. Interment was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

MILLER, Walter
Walter Miller, 42 year old miner dropped dead at Garrett Saturday afternoon a victim of heart failure. The attack came while he was standing in the street in front of A.J. Allen’s residence. Mr. Miller had lived at Garrett for 15 to 20 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Phythias and the United Mine Workers of America. He is survived by his widow. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

MOORE
Pneumonia Saturday claimed the life of the 5 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Moore, of Cordell. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the home of the parents and interment was made there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

MOORE, Booker
Booker Moore, 25, of Ashland, was killed Sunday at the American Rolling Mills Co’s plant in Ashland when he was crushed by pieces of sheet iron. Moore was employed in the plant as crane follower. He had attached a crane arm to hook the sheets of iron. The hook slipped as the arm lifted, allowing the sheets to slide down upon him. Moore is survived by  his widow, Mrs. Lucille Moore, his parents 4 sisters, Mrs. Dewey Rose, Bear Creek, Mrs. Russell Boggs, Ashland, Mrs. Russell Huffman, Blaine and Mrs. Ollie Moore, Ashland; and 2 brothers, Ernest and Elisha Moore, Ashland. Moore had lived for a year and a half in Ashland going from Lawrence County, KY where he was born and reared. He was a son of Monroe Moore. The body was taken to Blaine where funeral service was held Tuesday and interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

Funeral rites for Booker Moore, 28, who died Sunday afternoon at the American Rolling Mills at Ashland, when a large piece of sheet iron fell on him, were held on Tuesday of this week at the home of his father in law, C. C. Wheeler at Blaine, with Rev. Hay officiating and the Curtright Funeral Home in charge. He was buried at Blaine. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Moore, 34 sisters, 2 brothers and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Moore. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

MOORE, Marie
Mrs. Marie Moore, 54, wife of the late Augustus Moore, died Friday morning at 7 in Ashland following an illness of 2 months. She was born in Lawrence County, the daughter of John and Lucy Roberts Thompson. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon from the home of her son, Ted Moore, in Ashland with Rev. Earl Dulapey officiating. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Mrs. Moore is survived by the following children: Mrs. Maxie Neal, Ted Moore and Walter Moore, of Ashland, William Moore of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Willie Hayes of Louisa, one brother, John J. Thompson of Lawrence County, one sister, Mrs. R. B. Spencer of Louisa and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

MOORE, Mary Frances
Miss Mary Frances Moore, 81 daughter of former Congressman L. T. Moore, of Catlettsburg, died Sunday morning at her home in Evanston, IL. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Beechmore Place, the Moore family residence in Catlettsburg with Rev. A. P. Keyser, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Catlettsburg, presiding. Miss Moore is survived by a sister, Mrs. James S. Patton, Catlettsburg and 5 nieces, Mrs. Russell Walcott and Mrs. George Buffington, Barrington, IL, Mrs. John S. Somerville, Evanston, and Miss Rebecca and Miss Felicia Patton, Catlettsburg. Miss Moore, the daughter of the Hon. And Mrs. Laban T. Moore, was born in Louisa, but had spent most of her life in Catlettsburg where she was held in the highest esteem for her purity of life and charitable works, by all who knew her. She was a noble Christian woman, a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and very active in all church work. She was especially active n Missionary and Sunday school for some years in Oklahoma and Texas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

NAPIER, Hezekiah
Hezekiah Napier, 85 years old, who died at his home in East Lynn on Sunday morning was buried in a cemetery at Stiltner, after funeral services. Mr. Napier is survived by his widow, Mrs. Oma Napier 2 sons, Cain Napier, Huntington and A. S. Napier, East Lynn, 2 daughters, Mrs. W. A. Osburn and Mrs. Surilda Adkins and James Napier of Dunbar and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier, Lost Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

PETERS, Albert Lee
Dr. Albert Lee Peters, 69 years old, retired physician and surgeon died Feb 21 at his home at Hurricane after a lingering illness. Dr. Peters was preceded in death by his wife, who died Oct 19, 1934. He is survived by 2 brothers, W. H. Peters of Fort Gay and Floyd Peters of Parkersburg, one son, Alvis H. Peters of Fairmont, 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

PETERS. Samuel V.
Funeral service was held Sunday morning at 11 at Spruce Lick 6 miles east of Fort Gay, for Samuel V. Peters, 64, who passed away Friday in a Huntington hospital. Rev. B.R. Lakin of Fort Gay, officiated, Interment was made in the Peters Cemetery under the direction of H.H. Curtright, mortician. Mr. Peters, a son of W. D. Peters, deceased and Tennessee Vinson Peters was born and reared near Fort Gay. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Guthrie, OK and had been a member of the Louisa Christian Church for 15 years. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Peters, 2 sons Jack Peters of Pikeville, R.A. Peters of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. J. B. Artrip, Huntington, Mrs. C.W. Artrip and Mrs. Wayne Heller of Fort Gay and Mrs. W. Ferguson of Norfolk, VA and 5 brothers Mike and Z. T. Peters of Fort Gay, John B. Peters of Arizona, W. H. Peters of Huntington and Gordon Peters of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

PEZZAROSSI, John
Lackey, KY—John Pezzarossi, well-known Lackey man, died Friday within a few minutes after suffering a heart attack or paralytic stroke. He was about 75 years old. Mr. Pezzarossi, a native of Italy, came to America[ years ago and for a time resided in Tennessee, where he engaged in mining. Several years ago, he purchased a rough strip of hillside land below Lackey and by sheer perseverance and unflagging industry converted what had been a rock cliff into a terraced garden spot. He is survived by his widow and several children. The body was taken to Jellico, TN for burial.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

PRICE, Ruth (Childers)
In loving remembrance of Ruth Childers Price, who departed this life Oct 12, 1935 (note: should say Feb 12, 1935) age 54 years, 6 months and 20 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her mother Mrs. Cordelia Childers of Louisa, 3 children, Ernest Price of Louisa, Mrs. Lottie Walden of Louisa and Miss Eva Price of Washington, D. C.,  2 sisters, Mrs. Rose McHenry of Griffith Creek, Mrs. Daisy Evans of Wurtland, KY and a brother, Arthur Childers of Fairview, KY. Four grandchildren, her father and 2 sisters preceded her to the better land.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

RATCLIFFE, Van E.
The Howard Thomas Post, American Legion of Russell, Friday paid full military honor to Van E. Ratcliffe, 40, World War veteran and C & O telegrapher, who died Wednesday at the railway hospital in Huntington. The military rites were conducted by the color guard firing squad and buglers at Riverview cemetery in Greenup. Funeral services were conducted at Nazarene Church in Wurtland with Rev. C. C. Cramer officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

REFFIT, Anna Mary (Whitt)
1862-1935
Mrs. Anna Mary Reffit, 72 years old wife of Smith Reffit, of Winslow, KY, route 2, Ashland, died Friday following an illness of several months. She was born in Pike County, KY Nov 21, 1862, the daughter of the late Isaac and Polly Whitt. She leaves her husband and the following children, Mrs. Sadie Morman of Ashland, Mrs. Effie Conley of Ashland, Mrs. Inez Whelpley of Cleveland, OH, Amos of Ahslnad, Jonas of Cannonsburg, John of Ashland and Deedie Reffitt of Ashland; 34 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, John Whitt of Magoffin County, Wallace Whitt of Pike County and Floyd Whitt of Argillite, KY and 3 sisters, Mrs. Angeline Crace of South Webster, OH, and Mrs. Caroline Reffit of London, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

RICKMAN, Glenn B.
Funeral services for Glenn B. Rickman, 19 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickman, of Huntington, who died Mar 14 in a Huntington hospital, was conducted Sunday morning at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patton Rickman with Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating. Burial was made at the Rickman cemetery at Zelda. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

ROBERTS, Samuel Dock
Samuel Dock Roberts, 19 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts of Harts, WV, died Thursday in a Huntington hospital of injuries suffered Feb 6 when he was run over by a truck near his home. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Cabin, KY. Besides the parents he leaves the following brothers and sisters, Willis, Wayne, and John, Gracie and Bonnie, all at home. Mrs. Curry of Harts and Mrs. M. Hensley of Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

SALYERS, William A.
William A. Salyers, 32 years old died Saturday night at his home in Huntington. He had been ill for a number of weeks. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Salyers, 3 sisters, Mrs. Linnie Short of Louisa, and Mrs. Bessie Skaggs of Huntington and Mrs. Nannie May of Catlettsburg and one brother, Edward Salyers of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

SCOTT, Polly
Pikeville, KY—A lingering illness of 2 months with heart trouble caused the death of Mrs. Polly Scott, wife of Julius Scott, at her home at Hardy. She would have been 51 years of age on Mar 24. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Scott home at Hardy with the Rev. Will Hardy officiating. Burial was at Hardy. Mrs. Scott was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, 9 children and several brothers and sisters. The children are P. J. Scott of Franklinton, LA, Sherman, Charley, John B, James H, Magdaline, Maude Jane, Georgia and Virginia Fern Scott, all of Hardy. Her sisters are Mrs. Elias Dotson of Phelps, Mrs. A. E. Justice of Raystore, and Mrs. J. E. Dotson of Hardy. Her brothers are R. R. Hatfield, J.E. Hatfield, Robert Hatfield, and Georgia Hatfield, all of Ransom. Mrs. Scott was the daughter of Anderson Hatfield and Polly Hatfield. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

SELBEE, John L.
Funeral services for John L. Selbee, 59 years old, who died Friday at his home in Huntington was conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 at the residence with the Rev. George Hughes of Kellogg officiating. Burial was made at Hubbardstown. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Susie Selbee, a son, William Nelson Selbee of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Jarrell of Ceredo and Mrs. Elizabeth Haney of Huntington; his mother, Mrs. Mary J. Selbee of Fort Gay, a brother, W. B. Selbee, formerly of Ceredo, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Della Jarrell and Mrs. Lexie Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Nannie Preston of Kellogg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

SHELTON, Ima
Mrs. Ima Shelton, 27m wife of A. H. Shelton of Roadfork, KY, died Tuesday in Williamson, WV. Funeral service was held there Thursday at the home of an uncle Granville Goff and the body was removed to the home of her grandmother near Pikeville, where burial will take place Friday. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia, her father, Ot Wiley of Williamson, WV and 3 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Kennedy of Richmond, Miss Gertrude Riley and Mrs. Agnes Cruise of Roanoke, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

SPRADLIN, Mrs. Bruce
Mrs. Bruce Spradlin of Abbott Creek, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, Friday, a day after she had been operated upon for removal of a ruptured appendix. She was about 25 years old. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Baldridge, Mrs. Spradlin was born and reared on Abbott Creek. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

STALEY, Russell
Russell Staley, 19, of Prichard, WV was instantly killed Saturday night when he was struck by Chesapeake & Ohio train No. 2 the George Washington, in Catlettsburg. Staley is said to have been on the Catlettsburg end of the Big Sandy railroad bridge at the point where it crossed Plum Street when he was struck by the train and knocked to the street, 15 feet below. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

STAPLETON, Mrs. Beecher
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Beecher Stapleton age 52 years, died suddenly at her home at Staffordsville last Saturday morning from a stroke of apoplexy. Death was instantaneous. Mrs. Stapleton was in her usual good health a the time of the stroke. She placed her hand to her head and said, “Oh, my dead.” And died instantly. Mrs. Stapleton was a devoted Christian for many years had been a consecrated member of the United Baptist Church. She was a member of a prominent family. She was the daughter of the late Manford Colvin and Mrs. Colvin. Her mother, age 77, is still living. Mrs. Stapleton attended school at Manila, KY and later attended normal in Paintsville. She became a teacher and taught in the county’s public schools. Two sons, George Ben and Joe preceded Mrs. Stapleton in death a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

STEVENS, Bero
Bero Stevens, 33, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. James Whitt Saturday morning at 3 o’clock after a 2 weeks illness of pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Whitt home with Rev. H. B. Hewlett and Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, one brother, Joe Stevens, of Louisa and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

STEVENS, Sallie
Pikeville, KY—A lingering illness with asthma caused the death of Mrs. Sallie Stevens, 76 years old, at her home Monday night. Born in Ohio on Nov 20, 1859, Mrs. Stevens came to Pike County in 1864 and resided here since that time. Her husband, Lilburn Stevens, died several years ago. Surviving are 5 sons, Ira Stevens, L,. D. Stevens, of Pikeville and Jesse Stevens of Pond Creek and 3 daughters, Mrs. R. P. Robinson and Mrs. Wallace McCoy of Pikeville and Mrs. Charles King of Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted at the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

STEWART, John
Funeral services for John Stewart, 62, lifelong resident of Buchanan, who died at a Huntington hospital after a brief illness, were held Friday from the Buchanan Chapel and were followed by burial in the Buchanan Cemetery. Mr. Stewart had been an employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company for the past 35 years and was well known in both Boyd and Lawrence Counties. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Johnnie and a son, Roy, both at home, 2 brothers, Joseph of Zelda and Mitchell of Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 1, 1935

STOUT, Harry S.
Harry S. Stout, of Ceredo died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, at 12:20 Tuesday morning. Mr. Stout had been in ill health since early last fall, but his condition was not considered serious until the past month. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

SWAN, Phoebe Alice
Mrs. Phoebe Alice Swan, 62, died at 4:25 Thursday morning of this week at the home of her sister in law Mrs. Mollie Swan at high Bottom, a suburb of Louisa. She and her husband, Ulysses S. Swan came from their home at Charley on Mar 11th to remain during the term of Circuit Court. Mr. Swan being on the jury. She suffered a stroke of paralysis after coming to Louisa. The funeral will take place Friday at one o’clock from the home at Charley and the burial will be made in the Swan Cemetery. H. H. Curtright, mortician, in charge. Mrs. Swan had been a member of the Baptist Church 10 years. Surviving are husband and 2 daughters, Mr. Roscoe Hayes, Charley and Mrs. Robert Miller of Oak Hill, OH and 4 sons, Monroe of Lucasville, Julius, Lockwood and Nelson of Charley, 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Boggs of Blaine, Mrs. Rena Gallion of Elliott County and Mrs. Sarah Boggs of South Charleston, 4 brothers, D. O. and Jake Williams of Hannah, Nelson and Lewis Williams of Carthage, MO. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

SWETNAM, George W.
George W. Swetnam, one of Louisa’s best colored citizens died Sunday afternoon of pneumonia after an illness of one week. He was in his 70th year. For many years he had confined himself to work as a janitor serving the First National Bank of Louisa in that capacity for a long periods. Also, he had been employed by the Lawrence county fiscal court for several years as janitor for the court house; and he served the Louisa post office in the same capacity. He was a member of the A.M. E. Church and his funeral was held at that church on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. H. H. Holbrook, of Louisa and Rev. Sylvester Ball preached the funeral. Many white people attended. Interment was made in the Wallace cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral home. George was a constant reader of the newspapers and was well posted on what transpired in the world. He was honest and industrious. One son, Luther Swetnam, survives. He came to Louisa from Inez about 50 years ago. Active pallbearers were :Wallace Ewing, Harry Matney, Robert Burgess, Minor Smith, Eugene Matney, Wayne Garred; honorary: Jim Ewing, Lewis Freese, John Wallace, Charley Johns, John Reed, Reece Matney, John Garred, Van Reed and William Henderson. .Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

TACKETT, John Milt
John Milt Tackett, 78 year old of Staffordsville, died at his home Mar 11, after an illness of more than 6 months. H had suffered a stroke last fall and his death came as a result of this complication. Mr. Tackett is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Lou Spears, Mrs. J. H. Picklesimer, and Mrs. Jake Salyers and one son, Crag Tackett; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tobe McKenzie, Mrs. Reba Bayes and Mrs. Susan Blevins of Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

THOMPSON, Jack
Jack Thompson, 64, prominent farmer of Noris, died suddenly at his home Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon and interment was made there. Thompson was a son of the late Arch Thompson. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Berry Thompson, and one brother, Heck Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

TOMBLIN, Homer
Logan, WV, Mar 3—Homer Tomblin, 25, coal miner who survived a bullet in the brain, died a victim of pneumonia today. Tomblin attracted nationwide attention last September, when he was successfully operated in Huntington for removal of a bullet that pierced his skull. Juan Perer, Spaniard who shot Tomblin, is serving a five year penitentiary sentence for unlawful shooting. Tomblin had recovered partially from the bullet wound and operation but contracted influenza a month ago. An ear abscess developed as a complication brining on a brain abscess and pneumonia. Death had no relation to the original bullet wound, it is said Tomblin is survived by his sister, Mrs. Lula Chafin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

TUDOR, Robert M.
Robert M. Tudor, 38, died at a hospital in Roanoke, VA, Mar 19 after an illness of several weeks. He was a son of the late William and Mollie Benton Tudor, of Richmond and Winchester, KY. He was a contractor and for several years had been in High Point, NC. Before going to High Point he was located on Beaver Creek as a coal operator with offices in Ashland. Mr. Tudor is survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Tudor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Waller of Fort Gay and one sister of Champaign, IL. The body was taken to Richmond, KY where funeral service was held Friday afternoon and interment was made in the Richmond cemetery. The Masonic Lodge of which he was a member officiated at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

TURMAN, Mrs. Jerry
Death claimed Mrs. Jerry Turman, well known resident of Turman’s Ferry near Buchanan, Boyd County on her 83rd birthday Friday. Mrs. Turman was one of Buchanan’s oldest and most beloved residents and although she had been in declining health for some time her death came as sad news to her “host” of friends. The deceased is survived by 3 daughters, Miss Sally Turman of Huntington, WV, Miss Myrtle Turman of Buchanan, and Mrs. Flossie Morris of Cincinnati, OH; 2 sons, James Turman of Covington, KY, and Phillip S. Turman of Providence, RI and one sister, Mrs. Etta Dickerson of Catlettsburg. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Kavanaugh Chapel and were in charge of Rev. Robert G. Crowell of Ashland. Burial was made in the Kavanaugh Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

TYREE, J. M.
Grayson, KY, Mar 10—J. M. Tyree, 91, member of the G.A. R. and father of the late Frank H. Tyree, former sheriff of Cabell County, died here. Mr. Tyree had been a lifelong resident of Carter County and served as jailer and sheriff. He is survived by 3 children, Dr. Fred Tyree, Higgins, KY, Miss Gertrude Tyree and Miss Mary Tyree, at home. Mr. Tyree was a first lieutenant in Company E., 40ty Kentucky Infantry in the Civil War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 15, 1935

VARNEY, Caldona
Pikeville, KY—An illness of 5 days with pneumonia claimed the life of Mrs. Caldona Varney, 57 years old, who died at her home at Huddy, on Pond Creek early Friday. She became ill the previous Sunday and her condition steadily grew worse. Besides her husband, R. T. Varney, the victim is survived by 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

WEEKLEY, Mary (Green)
Mrs. Mary Green Weekly, 59 years old, of Huntington who died Saturday afternoon at her home following an illness of 4 weeks duration, was buried Sunday  afternoon, following funeral services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Skeer, with the Rev. Smith officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. E. Mills and Rev. C. H. Webb. Mrs. Weekly was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are the husband, M. L. Weekly, 4 daughters, Mrs. Skeer, Mrs. W. F. Hensley and Mrs. Herbert Daniels of Huntington and Mrs. M. K. Cranor of Little Rock, AR; 5 sons, L.W. Weekly and Lloyd Weekly of Linwood, KY, J. N. Weekly, W. H, Weekly and Paul Weekly all of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Elza Webb, J. B. Webb and Paris Webb all of Webbville and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

WELLMAN, Audrey (Taylor)
Mrs. Audrey Taylor Wellman, 28, of Ashland passed away Thursday evening at 7:30 at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sid Aslett, on Jefferson Street, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Wellman came to Louisa Sunday, Mar 10 for a visit with her mother. Her illness was not considered serious until a few hours before her death. Funeral services was held Sunday afternoon at 12:30 from the home of her mother with Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Lycan Cemetery on Little Hurricane, 3 miles from Fort Gay under the direction of H.H. Curtright, mortician. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Walter Wellman of Washington, D. C., 2 children, Bobby and Betty, one sister, Mrs. Zeb Riggs, of Ashland, and 2 brothers, Leon Taylor of Bosco, KY and Emmett Taylor of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

WELLMAN, Paul
Paul Wellman, 36 years old, of Fort Gay, who died in a Huntington hospital of pneumonia Wednesday night was buried Friday. Funeral services were conducted at 2 at the Fort Gay M. E. Church, South, with burial in the Fort Gay Cemetery. He leaves the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mont Wellman of Fort Gay, 3 brothers, Rufus and Charles of Logan and Woodrow of Fort Gay and 4 sisters, Mrs. Elby Diamond, of Kenova, Mrs. Lindsey Ferguson of Louisa, Mrs. Brook Whitman of Logan and Miss Aileen Wellman of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 8, 1935

WELLMAN, William
William Wellman, died at his home on Fort Gay, Feb 18th following an illness of 13 months with paralysis. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Kate Wellman and stepdaughter, Mrs. Mamie Wellman of For Gay and a stepson, Curtis Biggs of Huntington, 3 sisters, one brother and a host of friends. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday at the home of the Rev. Valen McKinster. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 29, 1935

YOUNG, Samuel H.
At Princeton, WV, Samuel H. Young, a confederate veteran who reached the ripe old age of past 105 was buried. He was the father of J. O. Young, Mingo County Court bailiff, deputy sheriff and constable. At the age of 35 he enlisted in the Confederate army a the beginning of the Civil War and served throughout the conflict. He was a member of the famous Echols Brigade. He was born in Franklin County, VA but spent most of his life in southern West Virginia. He had been married 4 times. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 22, 1935

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ADAMS, Delores Darlene
Delores Darlene Adams, 4 year old daughter of Luther R. and Drexie Blankenship Adams of Ashland, died Tuesday. The parents were from Pikeville and the body was taken to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Blankenship at Mossy Bottom for burial. She was a great granddaughter of G. W. Blankenship of that place. Her death was caused by burns received Mar 22. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

ADKINS, Henry
1841-1935
Funeral services for Henry Adkins, 94 years old, a native of Pike County who died at his home at Greasy Creek Wednesday were conducted Friday with Rev. John A. Damron officiating. Born in Pike County in 1841 Mr. Adkins was the son of Winwright and Nancy Banner Adkins and spent his entire life in the community of his birth. He was married to Miss Judie Justice, who preceded him in death more than a decade ago. Mr. Adkins a member of the Baptist Church, always engaged in farming. Surviving are 3 sons, Tom Adkins of Pikeville, Dan Adkins of Ford’s Branch and Peter Adkins of Greasy Creek and one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Adkins of Greasy Creek, also leaves one brother, Dan Adkins of Ford’s Branch. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

ATKESON, Thomas Clark
Catlettsburg, KY—Thomas Clark Atkeson, of Buffalo, WV died at the home of his brother, Dr. C. L. C. Atkeson at Columbia, Ala. Mar 26, according to word received her. Mt. Atkeson was 83 years old. Mr. Atkenson married Miss Cordelia Meek of Catlettsburg in 1878 and was a brother in law of Mrs. Ernest Meek and Davis and Felix Meek. He is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Blaine F. Moore of Washington D. C., Mrs. Earl W. Sheets of Brooksville, FL, Thomas Z. Atkeson of Columbia, Ala, and Dr. Karl C. Atkeson of Buffalo, WV. He was closely related to the late Dr. Martin of Ashland and to the Atkeson family in the Big Sandy valley.  Fourty-eight years Mr. Atkeson was the legal representative of the National Grange with headquarters in Washington D. C.. He resigned this important post because of ill health. For 20 years he was Dean of Agriculture in the West Virginia University at Morgantown. Funeral services and burial took place at Buffalo, WV Friday afternoon Mar 29. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

BARTRAM, Jack
Jack Bartram, 17, son of James Bartram, Aflex, Pike County, died in a Williamson hospital Monday as a result of a bullet wound received Saturday night when a pistol was accidentally discharged by his companion, Bill Campbell. The 2 youths were at the Campbell home, about ¾ of a mile from the Leckie Collieries Camp, where Bartram lived. They had cleaned a .32 calibre pistol and young Campbell reloaded the gun. The accidental discharge of the weapon sent a copper bullet crashing into Bartram’s left side. The intestines were perforated at least 4 places. Following the shooting the wounded youth walked to his home. The young man is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

BERTRAM, Ella (Bush)
Portsmouth, OH—Mrs. Ella Bush Bertram, 68, a great-great granddaughter of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, died Apr 4. Born in Mount Zion, KY, she was the widow of William E. Bertram. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

BOGGS, Ida
Miss Ida Boggs, 17 year old daughter of Mrs. William N. Boggs of Garner, Boyd County, died at her home Sunday evening at 7 o’clock after a brief illness. The deceased is survived by her mother, 3 brothers, Lon, Henry and Carl, all of Garner and 6 sisters, Mrs. Fred Elswick of Rush, Mrs. Allen Fannin of Estep, Mrs. Dovie Rogers of Chrystal, Mrs. Henry McGinnis of Garner and Marie and Edith Boggs at home. Funeral services were conducted from the Bolt’s Fork Chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by burial in the See Cemetery on the Point near Louisa. Rev. Allen, pastor of the Bolt’s Fork Church was in charge of the service. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

BOND, J. D.
Paintsville, KY—J.D. Bond, age 72, one of the best known and most prominent citizens of Johnson County, died suddenly at his home at Red Bush, Mar 30 from the effects of a sudden heart attack. Mr. Bond , it is said, was in his usual good health when the heart attack came. Mr. Bond was born in Virginia but came to Johnson County when a young man and for many years was a leading teacher in the schools, but later went on the road as a traveling salesman which he followed until a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

BOWEN, Lonnie
Lonnie Bowen, 45 years old, died at his home near Huntington, Apr 9, following an illness of 3 weeks. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Pearl Bowen, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl Coffman of Lenore, WV and Irene Bowen, at home, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Bowen of Winslow; 6 brothers, Emery, James and Chauncey Bowen of Bowen Ridge, Edison Bowen of Huntington, Ernie and Harley Bowen of Winslow; 2 sisters, Eva Bowen at home, Mrs. Anthony Childers of Salt Rock, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

BOWLING, James Monroe
Funeral services for James Monroe Bowling, 60, of Star Furnace, Carter County, was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emmett Huff on Hoods Creek, Friday. He is survived by 3 sons, R. L. Bowling of Cannonsburg, Tom of Carter County, and William Bowling of Strait Creek; by 5 daughters, Mrs. William Conley of Greenup, Mrs. William Miller of Logan, WV. Mrs. Ellen Oliver of New York state, and Mrs. Carrie McKenzie and Mrs. Huff and 3 brothers, R. L. Bowling of Ashland, Ed Bowling of Elliott County and one sister, Mrs. Polly Carter of Catalpa, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

BOYD, Edward L.
At the time of going to press last week a message had been received conveying the sad news of the death of Mr. Edward L. Boyd, Jr., of Denison. He spent some time in Louisa a few years ago and made many friends here. The following is from an article in Denison newspaper: Edward Leigh Boyd, Jr., 34 years old, died Thursday morning at 2:30 at his Hotel Simpson apartment after a brief illness. His death was attributed to an acute heart attack. Mr. Boyd, a Fehr’s shoe store salesman, and formerly connected with other firms here, was born at Maysville, KY, Oct 27, 1900 and came to Denison at the age of 3 months where he was reared and received his school training. He later attended the Sewanee Military College in Tennessee. Mr. Boyd’s father, E. L. Boyd, now deceased, was a traveling salesman for a major drug company for a number of years and was prominent here and throughout the territory he served. A bridegroom of only a few weeks, Mr. Boyd was married to Miss Maude Mangrum at Durant, OK, Jan 3, 1935. He and his wife had made their home at Hotel Simpson during the past 2 months. Mr. Boyd was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, his mother, Mrs. E. L. Boyd, and aunt, Mrs. Jas. Boyd, Denison; 2 uncles, Richard Boyd, Denison and C. O. McDougle, of Louisa, KY. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

BOYD, Haskell D.
Haskell D. Boyd, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Audie Boyd of Catlettsburg, died Thursday after a brief illness. In addition to the parents, one brother and one sister survive. Short funeral services were conducted from the residence and were followed by burial in the Neal Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

BOYD, William Sherman
William Sherman Boyd, 66, of Ashland, died Sunday afternoon in a hospital after an illness of 10 days. He was born at White’s Creek, WV, Jun 20, 1869, the son of William and Eliza Cyrus Boyd and had spent practically his entire life on the river and in the lumber business. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Lawrence Colliver and Rev.  W. C. Pierce officiated and burial followed in the Williams Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tillie Boyd, one son, William Jennings Boyd of Ashland, one daughter, Rosa Howell of Columbus, OH, 2 granddaughters, Esther Mae Boyd of Ashland and Martha Blaine Howard of Columbus and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Salvice of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Bessie Rice of Huntington, WV. He was a member of the Lincoln Lodge 252 I.O.O.F. which had charge of service at the grave and members of which served as pallbearers. He also was a member of Margaret Rebeccas Lodge No. 29 and Jr. Order U.A.M. No. 149 of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

BROOKS, Ora June
A lingering illness with dropsy claimed the life of Ora June Brooks, 15 year old daughter of John Lee and Rosie Owens Brooks of Peach Orchard, who died at the family home Monday. The girl spent her entire life in this city and had been ill for several weeks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

BROWN, Jesse
West Virginia—Jesse Brown, mine foreman for the Clean Eagle Mine, above Mallory, WV was accidentally killed Tuesday when caught between 2 mine rotors while at work in the mine. The body was taken to the former home at Tazewell, VA for burial. Mr. Brown was married and the father of 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

BUCKLEY, William
William Buckley passed away in Cincinnati, OH last Saturday, his death following an illness of pneumonia. Funeral services and burial were held at Wheelersburg, OH Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Buckley was a merchant in Sciotoville, OH. He was a son of James Buckley and was reared in the East Fork section of this county. Among surviving relatives are 3 brothers, Rev. John C. Buckley, A. J. Buckley, sheriff of Body County and J. Buckley of Ashland. He was a cousin of W. E. Queen of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

CANTRELL, Dennis
Dennis Cantrell, 27, of Slagle, WV, died 2 hours after being admitted to a Williamson hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when his car plunged over an embankment near Kermit. The young man, with his wife and 2 year old child, was returning to his home from a visit to relatives at West Liberty, KY, when the accident occurred. The steering gear of his car is said to have become loose and the car, going at a fair rate of speed, plunged over the bank. He suffered the fracture of 4 ribs, a punctured lung and a fractured jaw bone. Mrs. Cantrell and the child were thrown clear of the car and escaped with minor bruises. Dennis Cantrell was an employee of the Logan County Coal Corporation and resided at Slagle, where funeral services and burial took place Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

CASTLE, Mrs. Cap
Mrs. Cap Castle, age about 30 years, died Monday at Thealka, following the birth of twin boys. She was the mother of 7 children, the oldest of which is less than 7 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Castle were prominent in their community. Mr. Castle is a minister of the gospel in the United Baptist church and president of the local Union, of the United Mine Workers of America at Thealka. The twin boys are living and are strong and husky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

CAUDILL, William B.
William B. Caudill, 53, of Denver, CO, brother of Rev. B. Caudill pastor of the Twentieth Street Baptist Church, Huntington, WV, was killed Tuesday, Mar 26th in an accident at the railroad yards in Denver. Funeral services were held Saturday and burial took place near Kansas City, KS. Rev. Caudill was not able on account of illness to attend the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

CLINE, Mary
Catlettsburg, KY—an illness of 6 months resulted in the death of Mrs. Mary Cline, 56 year old resident of Catlettsburg. Mrs. Cline had been a resident of Boyd County for the past 8 or 10 years, formerly residing on Catletts Creek. She is survived by her husband, J. A. Cline, 3 daughters, Mrs. Essie Waugh of Kitts Hill, OH, Mrs. Gladys Preece of Martin County, KY, Mabel of Catlettsburg, 4 sons, Ben, of Marion, KY, James, Jack and Jake, all of Catlettsburg, and one grandson, Roger Cline, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

COCHRAN, Mary Ruth
The body of Mary Ruth Cochran infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cochran of Catlettsburg was taken to the Tackett cemetery near Salyersville for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935\

COOK, Malcolm Conley
Malcolm Conley Cook, 47 years old, Pong Creek miner, died Saturday at the Williamson Memorial Hospital following an illness of one week with double pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

COOPER, Richard, M.
News was received here of the death of Mr. Richard M. Cooper at a hospital in Waco, TX his home town, burial being conducted in Gatesville, TX. Mr. Cooper was the younger brother of the late John Franklin Cooper of Salyersville and has many relatives in Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

CRAFT, Freelin
1908-1935
Freelin Craft, 27, former steelworker for the Wheeling Steel Co. of Portsmouth, OH, passed away in Ashland following an illness of 4 weeks. Death was due to typhoid fever. He was born in Salyersville, KY, Feb 16, 1908, the son of Andrew and Laura Risner Craft. Andrew Craft and family were moving from their home on Big Keyser Creek to Ashland at the time of Mr. Craft’s death. Funeral service was from the home Sunday afternoon, burial following in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Craft is survived by his father and stepmother, 3 brothers, Martin, John and Russell Craft, at home; and 2 sisters, Lola Craft at home and Mrs. Orval Campbell of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

CRUM
A 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Crum of Dwale, died Sunday, shortly after drinking, it is reported, a pint of red whiskey his older brother had secreted in the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

DELONG, Bud
PACK, Minzie (Arthur)
On last Sunday morning Bill Pack, of Tomahawk, Martin County, shot and killed Minzie Arthur Pack and Bud DeLong on the county road. The 2 persons were said to be on their way to church. Pack and his wife had separated some time ago and he had just returned from South Portsmouth, KY, it is said. When he saw the man and woman together he is believed to have been overcome with jealousy. The woman was killed instantly and the man died on the way to the hospital at Paintsville, where he was taken by neighbors on a truck. Pack was arrested at Van Lear the next day and lodged in the jail at Inez. One report says the Packs were divorced and another is that they were only separated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

DOTSON, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Dotson, 76, died at her home at Excelsior, WV Tuesday Apr 16, after a lingering illness of about 3 years. Death was due to infirmities. Mrs. Dotson was born at Fort Gay, WV on Aug 12, 1859, but had been a resident of Excelsior for the past several years. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Marcum, preceded her to the grave several years ago. Mrs. Dotson had been an active member of the M. E. Church, South for more than 50 years. She is survived by her husband and a sister, Mrs. R. L. Simpkins of Excelsior. Funeral services were held at the Community building at Bradshaw, Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. L. Vernon had charge of the service. Interment followed in the Bradshaw cemetery, Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

EPLING, Mrs. Garland B.
Retiring Saturday night apparently in good health, Mrs. Garland B. Epling, 28 years old of Lookout, was found dead in bed by her husband, at 5 o’clock Sunday morning. Dr. W. J. Walters stated that death was due to a heart attack. Information received from Lookout stated that Mrs. Epling attended the theatre Saturday night and did not complain of feeling ill before retiring. A 3 month old child awoke her and Mr. Epling at midnight and Mr. Epling state she was apparently feeling well at that time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

ESTEP, Mary (Carter)
An illness having its inception early last fall brought to an end Wednesday afternoon at her hoem in Garrett the life of Mrs. Mary Carter Estep, on of Eastern Kentucky’s oldest and best women. She was in her 92nd year. News of the death of “Aunt Mary’ as she was familiarly and affectionately known, will be received with deep regret by the hundreds of persons who knew her and her late husband, “Uncle” Can Estep, over the years they lived in this county. A member of the M. E. Church, South, for many years, Mrs. Estep’s life was a high example of the finest in womanhood. She was a native of Scott County, VA, and came to this county from Rye Cove, VA about 48 years ago. She had resided at Garrett throughout her residence in Floyd County. Her illness dated from the shock incurred last fall with the destruction by fire of the church at Garrett for which she had donated the site and in which she has been a zealous worker. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son: Mrs. Esther Horton, of Rock Fork, Mrs. Kate Martin, Mrs. Robert Risnor and Willie Estep, all of Garrett, 2 brothers, and one sister, Ballard P. Carter of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Laura Edwards and J. N. Carter of Clinchport, VA also ++survive. Funeral and burial at Garrett Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

EVANS, Henry E.
After an illness that confined him to his home in Louisa for 2 weeks, Mr. Henry E. Evans passed away on Monday evening of this week. He was the son of James and Mrs. Julia Hewlett Evans, deceased and had been a resident of Louisa since coming here when a young man. He was engaged in the lumber and tie business most of his life. His wife, who was Miss Victoria Swetnam, of this place, died several years ago. Mr. Evans is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Bussey and a son, James Evans, and one granddaughter, Mary Joe Bussey, all of Louisa and a grandson, George Edwin Evans of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. C. F. Osborn of Louisa, and a brother, W. F. Evans of Ellen this county; 2 uncles, Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa and Hardin B. Hewlett of Cadmus; 3 aunts, Mrs. Mary B. Bolt of Ashland, Mrs. Sarah Haws of Chandler, OK and Mrs. Rachel Evans of Wisconsin. He was 65 years of age. He was a prominent member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. organization. Funeral service was held from the home on Madison Street Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. J.W. Worthington and Rev. H. G. Sowards officiating and interment in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The I.O.O.F. participated in the service. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

FARLEY, Mrs. Bee
Funeral services for Mrs. Bee Farley, 56 years old, who died at the home at Sidney following a heart attack were conducted a the home Tuesday with Rev. Hayes Maynard officiating. Born in Pike county, Mrs. Farley was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Oney and spent her entire life in this vicinity. In 1900 she was married at Canada, to Bee Farley who survives her Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935.

FLANERY, Mrs. Polly
The death of Mrs. Polly Flanery occurred at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ray Wright in Ceredo Monday of illness incident to old age. Had she lived until October she would have celebrated her 90th birthday. Mrs. Flanery was a native of Prestonsburg, KY and had been a resident of Ceredo for a number of years. Surviving are the following grandchildren, Mrs. Ray Hanna and Mrs. Stanley Yoho of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Delia May, of Allen, KY, Mrs. Charles Stewart, Mrs. Ray Wright and Mrs. Virgie Mays of Ceredo. Funeral services were held at the residence, Wednesday followed by burin in Brown’s Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

FORTNER, Millard F.
Millard F. Fortner, 75 years old, died at his home on Bob’s Branch, Apr 3, following a lingering illness. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sarah Riggs Fortner, 4 sons, Harry Fortner, of Ceredo, Dan Fortner of Gallup, KY, Charles and Millard Fortner at home, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Thacker and Mrs. Ona Thacker of Shoals, Mrs. Cassie Jacobs of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mayor at home. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Alley Smith at the Centerville Baptist Church, with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

FYFFE, Edith Gertrude
Impressive funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at the Louisa Baptist Church for Miss Edith Gertrude Fyffe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fyffe, whose death on Thursday night followed an illness of 2 weeks. She was 13 years of age and greatly beloved because of her pleasing personality and happy manner. She was a student in the Louisa Junior High school. When 5 years old she had scarlet fever that left a weakened condition of the heart. This with complications was the cause of her death. She is survived by a brother, Hile Fyffe and a sister, Doris Ann. At the age of 10 years she united with the Baptist church and had been a faithful member and regular attendant in the Bible School and church. Her pastor, the Rev. D. L. Brainard preached the funeral sermon. Rev. J. H. Holbrook led the prayer. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Byron Young, of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

GIBSON, John Milton
John Milton Gibson, aged 57 years of Martha, this county, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday following an illness of 2 weeks. He had been in failing health the past 9 years. The body was taken to Martha Wednesday where funeral service will be held a the home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. Willie Sparks and Rev. H.T. Hamilton officiating. Burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Gibson was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and United Spanish American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dove Graham Gibson, to whom he was married 28 years ago, and one son, Greaville Gibson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lonzo Whitt of Martha, Mrs. Forrest Burton of Thealka, Mrs. Frend Miller of London, OH, and 4 brothers, F. B. and J.F. Gibson, of Mechanicsburg, OH and Robert and Proctor Gibson and his father, H. W. Gibson of London, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

GILLIAM, Nola
Pikeville, KY—Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Gilliam, 59 years old, who died at her home at Coal Run following an illness of 2 years with cancer, were held Thursday at the Coal Run Church with Rev. C. Oral Lowe, pastor of the Pikeville Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Coal Run Cemetery. Born at Wise, VA, she was the daughter of Charles and Caroline Beverly William. About 1880 she was married at Wise to U. S. Gilliam and came to Pike County a short time later. Surviving are her husband and 2 sons, Emeral Gilliam and Irvin Gilliam of Coal Run, one brother, Elbert Gilliam and 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Johnson and Mrs. Molly Jesse of Wise, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

HAVENS, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Havens, 65, died early Sunday at Mary Chiles hospital in Mt. Sterling after a long illness. The body was taken to Morgan County, where funeral services were held at the Greasy Creek Christian Church. Mrs. Havens, a native of Morgan County and a daughter of the late John Robinson was the widow of J. C. Havens. After the death of her husband she had moved to Sharpsburg, where she resided with her daughter, Mrs. B. J. Murphy. Other children surviving are Clarence Havens, Danville, IN, Rev. Dewey Havens, Mason County, Mrs. Lula Jackson, Nannie, KY, Mrs. Mary Cecil, Murphy Fork, and Everette Havens, Morgan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

HAYS, Hattie (Sturgill)
Mrs. Hattie Sturgill Hays, 46 years old, wife of Oscar C. Hays, died a the Beaver Valley hospital Thursday following an operation which she underwent on last Friday. The daughter of the late W. M. and Rosa Sturgill, Ms. Hays was born in Letcher County. Since her marriage to Mr. Hays she had resided in Floyd County. Beside her husband, Mrs. Hayes is survived by 4 children, Rexford, Virginia, Vernon and Laura Marie, all of Lackey, her step mother, Mrs. Cora Sturgill of Hindman, 3 brothers, John and Henry Sturgill of Hindman and Dr. Charles Sturgill of Garrett, one half brother, Troy B. Sturgill, Prestonsburg, and 4 half sisters, Mrs. Paul Rose, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. J. w. Wine, Charleston, WV, Mrs. J. J. Thomas, Owingsville, KY, and Mrs. James Burnett, Hindman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

HELVY, Martha
Pikeville, KY—An illness of a few hours claimed the life of Mrs. Martha Helvy, 81 years old, who died at the home of her son, Ballard Helvy on Burning Fork of Coon Creek Monday. Mrs. Helvy had been in good health until 5 o’clock Monday afternoon when she was stricken with her fatal illness. Born on Ratliff’s Creek on Oct 16, 1853, she was the daughter of Jacob and Kizzie Sparks Ratliff. Fifty-six years ago she was married to Anderson Helvy who preceded her in death 10 years ago. She had been a member of the Methodist church for several years. Surviving are one son, Ballard Helvy, of Zeublon, 2 daughters, Mrs. A. L. Morris of Ashland, and Mrs. S. F. Day of Pikeville, and one brother, Joe Ratliff of Pikeville and 2 sisters, Mrs. John Moore of Island Creek and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

HOLLIFIELD, B. C.
Struck by an automobile at 1:30 Sunday morning in Prestonsburg, Night Policeman B. C. Hollifield, 49 years old, died at his home here about noon Monday. The tragedy took place a short distance below Neeley’s garage as an auto, driven by Jack Hill, of this place, was passing 2 cars parked on the Mayo Trail. Mr. Hollifield, unaware, it is believed, of the approach of young Hill’s auto stepped in front of one of the cars onto the highway and was struck. Hill and his 2 companions, Billy Goble and Cottrell Burchett said the tragedy was unavoidable. Impact of the auto hurled Mr. Hollifield approximately 20 feet. The officer’s right leg, which was broken when his hip was crushed and his back broken in 1926 in a mine accident at Auxier, was twice broken and his head was injured. The injured man was rushed to the Paintsville hospital by Dr. Hughes and 3 young men who occupied the car which struck Mr. Hollifield. He was later that nigh returned to his home here. Beverly Clark Hollifield was born in Prestonsburg, Dec 12, 1885, the son of the late Jacob and Martha Hollifield. He was first married to Miss Virgie Crider and to this union one son, Samuel Jacob was born. Following the death of his first wife, Mr. Hollifield was married to Miss Johnnie Blackburn, of Little Paint, and to them was born one daughter, Mattie Burnett. Besides the widow and daughter here and his son who resided at Auxier, he is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Kate Snyder of Torchlight, Mrs. Lou Burchett of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Georgia Hall of McDowell. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday from the M. E. Church, South, the Rev. Arnold T. Malmberg, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. H. Howard, of the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. H.F. King, pastor of the M. E. Church, South. Burial in the Weddington Cemetery here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

HURT, S. M. R.
S. M. R. Hurt, Hyden attorney died at Good Samaritan hospital in Lexington Saturday night after an illness of 2 months. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leora Hurt, Hyden, one daughter, Miss Mary Esther Hurt, Hyden, one son, Leslie Hilaire Hurt, Denver, CO, and 3 sisters, Mrs. J. G. Auxier, Cincinnati, Mrs. C. T. Long, McMinnville, OR, and Mrs. C. M. Preston, Ashland. Mr. Hurt, was reared at Millersburg and attended the University of Kentucky several years ago, was well known in central Kentucky. He attended Millersburg Military Institute and Vanderbilt University before entering the University of Denver where he received his degree in law. In 1931 he received his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. The body accompanied by members of the family, was taken to Paintsville for services and burial, leaving Lexington Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from Mayo Memorial Church, Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

ISAACS, Turman
LITTLE, Bert
Prestonsburg, KY, Mar 30—Two men are dead near here following affray which occurred at Buckingham, ?? left Beaver, late yesterday. They are Bertie Little, 24, and Turman Isaacs, 68. According to meager information reaching here Little shot Isaacs and a moment later someone shot and killed Little. Only 2 shots were fired, one taking effect in Little’s abdomen and the other in Isaacs head. It is reported that the difficulty came up over the burning of Claude Isaacs home a few days ago. It is reported that Isaacs accused Little of burning the home. It is said that Little is under indictment for murder in Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

JOHNSON, Lillian Fern
Lillian Fern Jackson, 12 days old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Johnson, of Prichard, WV, passed away Apr 9. Funeral and burial Wednesday in the Lakin Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and grandmother, Mrs. Susie Johnson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

JOHNSON, Ruth
Glo, KY—Miss Ruth Johnson, the 24 year old daughter of W. S. Johnson died in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief but agonizing illness. For a number of years she had been living in Chicago but when illness overtook her she returned to the home of her sister, Mrs. Imea from where she was taken to the hospital in an effort to save her life, but to no avail. She passed into the land where we never grow old. Her body was brought to Estill Friday and buried near her mother, who died several years ago. Her father and 3 sisters and a host of friends, remain to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

JUSTICE, Gilmore (Deck)
Pikeville, KY—Funeral services for Gilmore (Deck) Justice, 20 years old, who died at the Methodist Hospital Thursday from injuries suffered when struck by the automobile of Jesse Ramey of Elkhorn City on the highway below the mouth of Upper Chloe Creek the previous Sunday, were at the home on Chloe Creek. Mr. Justice, who was employed on his father’s farm, was struck while crossing the road leading from Shelby to Marrowbone. His right leg was fractured and complications developed causing his death. He was the son of Gilmore and Dolly Meade Justice both of whom survive. He also leaves 2 brothers, John M. Justice and Frank Justice of Pikeville and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Huffman of Shelbiana and Miss Nancy Justice at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

JUSTICE, Thomas Harold
Thomas Harold Justice, 4 years old was dead Sunday of an injury suffered 5 days before at his home at Meta, Pike County, KY. Before he died he said to his mother, Mrs. Bertha Justice, “I am going to keep my toys and want them buried with me.” The injury was inflicted by his half brother, J. R. Justice, 8, who had picked up a pitchfork, to help 2 men who were cleaning out a barn. One prong entered the left ear and penetrated the brain. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

LAMBERT, Joseph
Joseph Lambert, 82 years old, of Genoa, WV died at his home Friday following a stroke of paralysis suffered 20 days before his death. He united with the Missionary Baptist Church 60 years ago. He is survived by 10 children. Funeral services were conducted at the home last Sunday by Rev. Carmi Crabtree and Rev. H. B. Thompson. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

LITTLE, Bert
ISAACS, Turman
Prestonsburg, KY, Mar 30—Two men are dead near here following affray which occurred at Buckingham, ?? left Beaver, late yesterday. They are Bertie Little, 24, and Turman Isaacs, 68. According to meager information reaching here Little shot Isaacs and a moment later someone shot and killed Little. Only 2 shots were fired, one taking effect in Little’s abdomen and the other in Isaacs head. It is reported that the difficulty came up over the burning of Claude Isaacs home a few days ago. It is reported that Isaacs accused Little of burning the home. It is said that Little is under indictment for murder in Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

MARKLAND, Velvo
Velvo Markland, age 22 was fatally injured late Thursday evening of last week on the Mayo Trail a short distance south of Louisa, and died the  next night. The automobile in which he and 2 relatives were riding is said to have been forced off the road at a sharp curve by another car. His car turned over 4 times and he was thrown out. A passing car picked up the young man and his cousin Clifford Markland and their uncle A. H. Markland, all of whom were from McClure, VA. They were on their way to Akron, OH where they had employment and were turning from the funeral of their grandfather, W. M. Markland at Fish Springs, TN. Young Markland’s most serious injuries involved the kidneys. One kidney that was crushed was removed in an emergency operation, but on hope was held out for his recovery. The body was taken to McClure, VA for burial.  The car that crowded the Markland’s car off the road did not stop., it is said, and they did not get the tag number. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

MARSHALL, Ina
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Ina Marshall, 46 years old, a life long resident of Pikeville, died at the hospital here Sunday following an illness of 12 weeks with an intestinal obstruction. During this time Mrs. Marshall underwent 3 operations. Born in Pikeville on Dec  26, 1888, Mrs. Marshall was the daughter of D. B. and Margaret Dye Robinson. On Sep 23, 1903, she was married to T. J. Marshall who survived her. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, her husband and 2 daughters, Mrs. ??vin Picklesimer of Virgie and Miss Margery Marshall at home. She also leaves 2 brothers, T. O. Robinson of Pikeville and Duran Robinson of Charleston, WV, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Jenkins of Pikeville and Mrs. Effie Huffman of Hendersonville, NC. Burial was in the Anderson cemetery near Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

MARTIN, Frank
Pikeville, KY--Loss of blood from a torn artery which he suffered when a log rolled upon him claimed the life of Frank Martin, 42, of Indian Creek. Martin accompanied by a small son was taking timber from the hillside a short distance from his home when the accident occurred. The rolling long struck Martin and an artery in one of his thighs was torn. His son the report stated, ran for help but when aid reached Martin he was unconscious from the loss of blood and died a short time later. This is the second accidental death in the Martin family in less than a year. His father, Grant Martin, was fatally injured on Indian Creek on Aug 18 of last year, when he fell from the running board of an automobile Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935.

MAYNARD, Luther
One man was killed an d6 injured, several seriously, when a boiler at a sawmill on Big Creek about 5 miles from Wayne exploded Wednesday morning. Luther Maynard, 33, owner of the sawmill was killed. He was standing in front of the boiler and was blown about 100 feet, landing on a stack of lumber. His body was mangles and his skull crushed. The seriously injured are:
E. P. Meadows, 45, of Big Creek, a broken leg
J. F. Osborne, 65, also of Big Creek, head injury
Gene Fry, about 30, the off bearer, face burned and scalded and serious eye injury which may necessitate its removal
Those less seriously injured were Morgan Reynolds, 35, of Mt. Vernon, injury to back, S. V. Pack, minor injuries. Jonas Powers about 62, of Big Creek, also was injured but the extent of his injuries have not been determined. A dry boiler was probably the cause of the explosion, workmen at the mill said. The only employee to escape injury was S. F. Moore of Grassy, the head sawyer. Mr. Fry was thrown about 45 feet thought the air and over the saw.. Mr. Reynolds, who was standing on the carriage, about 35 feet from the boiler, was blown across the creek for a distance of about 25 or 30 feet. He landed on his side and received bruises and sprains. Funeral for Maynard have not been arranged. He is survived by his widow, the former Elsie Tomblin and 5 children. Wayne News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

MAYNARD, Victoria (Williamson)
Mrs. Victoria Maynard, 81 years of age, died Monday at the home in Aflex, Pike County, following a week’s illness with intestinal influenza. The deceased is the widow of H.T. Maynard, better known as “Uncle Billy” Maynard and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Williamson. Ten children survive her: Alvis Maynard, Columbus, OH, Emily Maynard, and Ben Maynard, Alfex, Bert Maynard, Charleston, George Maynard, Aflex, Mrs. Alex Bishop, Mrs. Bet Shumate, Williamson, Ida Maynard, Aflex, Mrs. H. H. Jamison, Pembroke, VA, Mrs. B. H. Correll, Williamson. She also leaves 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 from the Maynard home and burial was in the family cemetery. The Rev. R. B. Eberly of the Presbyterian Church and the Rev. J.C. Jones of the Baptist Church officiated at the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

MARCUM, Albert
Albert Marcum died Monday in the Boyd County infirmary after a brief illness. He was 72 years old and had lived in Boyd County many years. Surviving is one son, B.W. Marcum of Ceredo, WV and some brothers and sisters. Burial was in the Walker Cemetery at Catlettsburg Creek following funeral by Rev. W.C. Pierce. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

MCCARTHY, Gratz
Paintsville, KY—Gratz McCarthy died at his home at Ena, this county after a long illness of tuberculosis. Mr. McCarty was World War veteran and was well known in his community. Besides the wife he is survived by his father, mother, 6 children and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

MCNEELEY, Letha Marie
Mrs. Letha Marie McNeeley, 26 years old, died at her home, near Shoals, WV, Apr 5 following a brief illness. She is survived by the husband, Verlin McNeeley; 2 sons, Wamouth and Daniel McNeeley; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Irby; one brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Vernon Chrurch Saturday with Rev. Hively officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

MEADE, George W.
George W. Meade, 82 years old died at his home at Crum, Mar 22, following an illness of 2 months with complications due to old age. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Frances Meade. Mr. Meade was a brother to Joe Meade, of Naugatuck and John Meade of Grey Eagle. Burial was in the Crum Cemetery with services in charge of Rev. Jessie Parsley. Mr. Meade had been a member of the Christian Church for 2 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

MILAM, Lydia
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Lydia Milam, about 55 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Scott, here Tuesday following an illness of several months. For the last 3 months her condition has been critical. Surviving Mrs. Milam are 3 sons, Quncy Milam of Paintsville, Willis Milam and Walter Milam of near Charleston, WV, 2 daughters, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Lena McKinsey of Charleston, WV; 2 brothers, Tom Castle and Ballard Castle of Bluefield, VA and one sister, Mrs. Maude Williams of Matewan, WV. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South with Dr. R. T. Webb and Rev. Neville White officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

MOORE, Belle (Collins)
Mrs. Belle Collins Moore passed away at her home Feb 20, 10 miles east of Louisa, after an illness of 3 months. She was 69 years 7 months and 20 days old and leaves to mourn 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Robert Skeens of Thealka, KY and Mrs. J. B. Gibson of Ulysses, KY, and Rev. Elmer Moore of Kenova, WV, one brother, Ed Collins of Huntington, WV, grandchildren, Mrs. Floyd Pierce and Mrs. Russell Conley of Thealka, KY, Miss Mona Gibson of Paintsville and Georgia Hill Gibson of Ulysses. Mrs. Moore was well known and loved by all who knew her. Her husband died 5 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

MOUNTS, Clara
An illness of more than 7 months claimed the life of Mrs. Clara Mounts, 50?, of Pike County. Mrs. Mounts died at Williamson, WV in a hospital where she had been a patient for several days. Mrs. Mounts is survived by her husband, Ballard Mounts, and one daughter, Mrs. Jeff Whitt of Barren-Shea and 2 sons, Julius and Boyd Mounts. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

MULLINS, Hubbard
Hubbard Mullins, 53 years old, well known Ivel man, died Apr 10, a victim of tuberculosis from which he had suffered for several months. A native of Dickerson County, VA, Mr. Mullins had resided in this county for several years. He was a devout member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Mullins, his mother, Mrs. Dicie Mullins, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Roxie Mullins, Canada, KY, Mrs. Josie Mullins, Omaha, VA, Corbett Mullins, Stewart, KY, Samuel and Jesse Mullins, Mayking, KY.

MUSICK, Cummins
Cummins Musick, 75, retired farmer of the Pigeon Creek section near Varney, died at his home Apr 10 from a complication of diseased with which he has suffered for several months. Mr. Musick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marsh Musick and 2 daughters, Mrs. Eli Williamson of Varney and Mrs. John Layne of Williamson. Funeral services were from the home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Varney. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

NICKLES, Lila (Carter)
Mrs. Lila Nickles, of Yatesville, passed away Apr 2. She had been in failing health for sometime. She was the daughter of Covy and Anna Carter and was born Feb 4, 1863?. Surviving are her husband, John Nickles, 2 sisters, Mrs. William Spillman of Twin Branch, Mrs. Martha Foster of Yatesville, and 4 brothers, James Carter of Huntington, WV, Dave, Land and Sam Carter all of Greenup. She had lived a true Christian life for many years. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. William Spillman and Rev. Fred Vanhorn an she was laid to rest in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

PACK, Minzie (Arthur)
DELONG, Bud
On last Sunday morning Bill Pack, of Tomahawk, Martin County, shot and killed Minzie Arthur Pack and Bud DeLong on the county road. The 2 persons were said to be on their way to church. Pack and his wife had separated some time ago and he had just returned from South Portsmouth, KY, it is said. When he saw the man and woman together he is believed to have been overcome with jealousy. The woman was killed instantly and the man died on the way to the hospital at Paintsville, where he was taken by neighbors on a truck. Pack was arrested at Van Lear the next day and lodged in the jail at Inez. One report says the Packs were divorced and another is that they were only separated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

PACK, Raymond
Raymond Pack, 3 year old son of Bert Pack of Busseyville, died Tuesday night in a Louisa hospital from burns received a week before when his clothing caught fire from an open grate. The body was taken to Busseyville where the funeral and burial took place. He is survived by the parents, a sister and 2 brothers, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Damron, of Busseyville and Mrs. Fannie Adams, of Adams. He was a great grandchild of Mrs. Hallie Bowling of Flat Gap. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

PENNINGTON, Susan
Mrs. Susan Pennington, 82 years old, died at the home near here of her son, Walter Pennington, a victim of pneumonia. Mrs. Pennington, one of the county’s oldest women, had been a member of the Methodist church for half a century. She is survived by her son and a daughter, Mrs. Amanda Perkins of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

PENNINGTON, William
William Pennington, aged 83 years, passed away at his home in Fort Gay, WV, Apr 21 following an illness of 3 days. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 from the home with Rev. Pittser of Fort Gay, officiating. Interment was in the Bartram Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Pennington is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Dawson of Fort Gay,  6 sons, Jim, Jack, Jay and William of Fort Gay and Charley and Hiram of Paintsville and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Wills of Ashland Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935.

PLUMMER, Arles Ross
The following article is from the Lexington Herald, Louisa friends extend their sympathy to the widow and the son, who have visited here almost every year since they moved to Lexington. Neil has made an enviable name for himself in Lexington. Arles Ross Plummer, 53, father of L. Neil Plummer, instructor in journalism at the University of Kentucky and former city editor of The Lexington Herald, died Apr 4th at Lexington, following an illness of 5 weeks. Mr. Plummer was born in Ohio County, KY, the son of Robert and Frances Paxton Plummer. Mr. Plummer came to Lexington in 1924 from Louisa, KY to make his home here when his son, Neil, came to Lexington to enter the University of Kentucky. He owned a furniture store in Pikeville and was widely known as a salesman in Eastern Kentucky. He was a member of the U. C. T.’s, the Masons and of the Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anne Toll Plummer of Centertown, KY, his son, 2 sisters, Mrs. Leo Brown of Beaver Dam and Mrs. Louisa Robertson Moorman and 2 brothers, Arthur Plummer of Clarksville, TN and Harvey Plummer of Tazewell, VA. Accompanied by the members of the family the body was taken to Centertown, to the residence of his parents.  Services and interment in the Centertown Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

POLLACK, Winifred (Lawson)
Greenup, KY, Mar 30—Mrs. Winifred Lawson Pollack, 34, wife of Attorney Van Dyke Pollock, died after a very brief illness. Her death is said to have been caused by a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Pollack, one of the best known and most prominent women in Greenup, had a wide circle of friends who were deeply grieved by the news of her sudden passing. Mrs. Pollack is survived by her husband, her stepmother, Mrs. Mary Lawson Biggs; one brother, Biggs Lawson of Greenup, 3 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Gallagher of Waynesboro, VA, Mrs. Mary Meyers of Oak Hill, WV, and Mrs. Lucy Curry of Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

RICE, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Rice, 77, died Saturday at her home in Ashland following an illness of one year. She was born at Paintsville but had resided in Ashland for the past 50 years. Mr. Rice preceded her in death 14 years ago and 3 sons and one daughter a few years ago. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Alma Scott and Mrs. James R. Walker of Ashland, Mrs. James Dent of Russell and Mrs. Cleve Whitt of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

RICE, Olive F.
Mrs. Olive F. (Obbie) Rice, 56, of Ashland, died following an illness of 2 years. Death occurred in a hospital. She was born at East Fork Mar 21, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Davis. She leaves her husband, John T. Rice, one son, J. Dempsey Rice, her mother, Mrs. Ellen Davis of Ashland, one brother, Cecil (Flum) Davis of Ashland. She was a member of the First M. E. Church of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

RUNYON, T. Martin
Catlettsburg—Funeral services for T. Martin Runyon, prominent resident of the Leech Station section of Boyd County who died Thursday Apr 11, in an Ashland hospital after an illness of several weeks at the residence with Rev. Keeton of Huntington, WV, officiating. Burial was made in the Runyon family cemetery. Mr. Runyon had been a resident of Boyd County for the past 51 years. A native of Pike County, KY he was 75 years old at the time of his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

RUSSELL, Tennessee (Napier)
Mrs. Tennessee Russell, 54 years old, died at her home at East Lynn, Apr 3, after an illness of 18 months with cancer. She had been bedfast almost a year. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Napier and was a member of the United Baptist church. She is survived by the husband, Harvey Russell and the following children, John Russell of East Lynn, Elsie Norman, Ethel and Fred Russell, at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. Audrey Russell of California, Mary Watts of Genoa, Mrs. Mariah Clark and Mrs. Jennie Wilson of East Lynn, 2 brothers, R. L. Napier and T. B. Napier of East Lynn. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tilden Parsons Sunday morning with burial in the Napier Cemetery at the mouth of Big Lynn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

SALYER, Mrs. Ida E.
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Ida E. Salyer, 47 years of age, formerly of Johnson County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Salyers, at Portsmouth, OH Saturday. She was the daughter of John Blair of this county. Besides her husband, Lawrence Salyers, she is survived by 7 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

SHORT, Marjorie Lee
Miss Marjorie Lee Short, 17 years of age, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Short, in Louisa, on Wednesday evening at 5:30. She was a student at Morehead and became ill about 19 days before her death and came home 2 weeks ago. The cause of her death was diphtheria. Miss Marjorie was graduated from the Louisa High School with the class of 1934. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 5 years. Owing to the cause of her death private funeral service will be held from the home at 1:15 Friday afternoon. A public service will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery at 2 with Rev. J.W. Worthington officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Curtright funeral home. Miss Short is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, Jimmie Short of Georges Creek and Ollie short of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

 

SHUFF, John
Catlettsburg, KY—Funeral services for John Shuff, 65 year old resident of Ceredo, WV who was instantly killed here Friday evening when struck by a passenger train, were held Sunday from the Vinson Memorial Church of Westmoreland, Huntington, followed by burial in the Wilson Cemetery. The fatal accident occurred about 5:30 Friday evening. Mr. Shuff was struck by the engine of the Chesapeake and Ohio’s  Cherry Blossom Special train as it passed over the C & O bridge over the Big Sandy. His body was thrown several feet into the air and fell of the Catlettsburg Water Company’s property near the river bank. An ambulance was summoned but Shuff was dead upon its arrival. Examination revealed a broken neck, fractured jaw, broken left arm, crushed chest, fractures of the pelvis, left thigh and both legs. Mr. Shuff had been attending the cattle sales at the local market and was returning to his home in Ceredo when the accident occurred. Several eye witnesses stated that Mr. Shuff made no attempt to move from the tracks or jump from the bridge as the train approached. The deceased is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

SNEAD, Mrs. Mat
Mrs. Mat Snead, 85, widow of Rev. W. B. Snead, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday at Redland, CA. Rev. Snead will be remembered here  as pastor of the M.  E. Church, about 30 years ago. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mary and Flora, both married and live in California. Mrs. Tessie Page and Mrs. Bert Pickrell of Louisa are nieces of Mrs. Snead. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

SPRADLIN, John M.
1852-1935
Paintsville, KY—John M. Spradlin, age 82, died at his home in Paintsville last Saturday Mar 23, from complications due to the infirmities of advanced age. Mr. Spradlin was well known and respected and was one of the best citizens of Johnson County. Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon, with Rev. J. H. Stambaugh, and Rev. H. B. Conley in charge of services. John M. Spradlin was born in Floyd County, Aug 22, 1852. He moved to Morgan County when 5 years of age. In September 1875, he joined the church and in the same year began teaching school and taught school until 1889. In February 1877, he married Joanna Easterling of Morgan County and to this union were born 5 children, Mrs. H. B. Sherman, Walter Spradlin, and Dennis Spradlin of Paintsville, and Mrs. S. H. McCausarid?? Of Point Pleasant, WV also George L. Spradlin who died Oct 9, 1920. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

STACIE, Mary Jane (Price)
1844-1935
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Stacie and took from them a sweet and loving mother and grandmother, April 10. She was Mrs. Mary J. Stacie, age 94 years. Surviving is a brother, Lum Price, of Ashland and a sister Mrs. Emma Brown of Whitehouse. Also seven children, George Stacie of George's Creek, Blaine Stacie and Mrs. Melvin Preston of Patrick, Mrs. George Meade and Sarah Stacie of Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Curnette and Ettie Stacie of Paintsville, 48 grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.  She joined the United Baptist Church 60 years ago and walked that straight and narrow road until the end. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at her home on Gnats Creek. Charley Preston, Ed Preston, and German Walters officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

STEPHENSON, Ethel
Senator E. D. Stephenson was called to South Portsmouth, KY by the death of his sister. Miss Ethel Stephenson, 45 years old, who died Monday night following a heart attack. Miss Stephenson had been in ill health for a few days with flue but her death was unexpected. Born in Greenup County, Miss Stephenson was the daughter of R. J. and Mildred Stephenson. Besides her parents she is survived by 3 brothers, Sen. E. D. Stephenson of Pikeville, Dr. J. W. Stephenson of Ashland and J. C. Stephenson of South Portsmouth and by 2 sisters, Miss Emma Stephenson of South Portsmouth and Mrs. Ruby Austin of Ohio. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

STRATTON, Richard P.
Richard P. Stratton, 65 years old, one of Floyd County’s best citizens, died at the Beaver
Valley Hospital, Martin, Sunday as the result of a heart attack. Mr. Stratton had undergone an operation at the hospital 2 weeks earlier and was apparently convalescing when the fatal seizure came. The youngest son of Andrew Jackson Stratton and Mrs. Catherine Gearheart Stratton, the deceased was born near Betsy Layne Jun 19, 1869. He was married May 25, 1892 to Miss Helen Williamson, who preceded him in death. To this union 3 sons and a daughter were born. He later married  to Miss Louise Rboerts and of this marriage was born one daughter. Mr. Stratton was a prosperous farmer and had been a church member for 20 years. He also was a member of Pikeville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and also fo the Order of Maccabees. Surviving him are his widow, 3 sons and 2 daughters, Mrs. Octavia Lewis, Sparrell, Darrell and Edward Stratton and Miss Ruby Alice Stratton all of Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

THOMAS, Ed
Ed Thomas, age 51, of Flat Gap, was instantly killed in a truck accident on Second Street in Paintsville Saturday. Mr. Thomas a live stock merchant, was to attend the stock sale. When opposite the home of Judge Fred Atkinson his hat blew off and the truck was stopped while he recovered his hat, Mr. Thomas climbed into the truck and told the driver to go ahead, but his leg was caught by a telephone pole knocking him from the machine, his head striking the curb with such force that his skull was crushed. Mr. Thomas was born and raised at Flat Gap, the son of Mach? Thomas. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow formerly Miss Lela Williams, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Escom McKenzie, Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. William Conley and Mrs. Rex McKenzie of Flat Gap and Mrs. Carl Skaggs of Keaton. Also 3 brothers, Rev. E. L. Thomas, and Bert Thomas of Flat Gap and Con Thomas of Van Lear, 5 sisters, Mrs. George Salyers, Red Bush, Mrs. Hubert Williams of Ohio, Mrs. Mont Evans of Barn Rock, Miss Bessie Thomas, Flat Gap and another sister in Oregon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

THOMPSON, Jack
The death angel visited the home and took our dear uncle Jack Thompson of Noris. He was born Jun 16, 1867 and departed this life Mar 9, 1935 at the age of 68 years 3 months and 16 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Mary Thompson, one brother, H.  B. Thompson of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. Bud Thompson of Louisa. He said 2 days before he died he was going to a better home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 12, 1935

TILLER, John Henry
Funeral services were conducted at Red Jacket, WV for John Tiller, 57 years of age who died at a Williamson hospital. Death was due to a kidney ailment. Mr. Tiller’s illness had prevented him from working for the past 4 years. The body was interred in the North Matewan Cemetery following the funeral service. He leaves his wife and the following children: Emory Tiller, Mrs. Marie Estep, Mrs. Ruth Ramsey, Mellie, Frank Tiller and John Henry Tiller, III, all of Red Jacket and Horace who is store manager for the New Century Coal Company at Ragland, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

TURMAN, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Turman, 33 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Turman, of Buchanan, this county, died early Monday morning at the home of his parents after a lingering illness. Mr. Turman was a native of Buchanan and had spent his entire life in that community. He was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South, there known as the Kavanaugh Chapel. He was a young man of splendid character and Christian traits and his death even though expected came as a great shock to his friends. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. A. S. Ross of Buchanan, Mrs. B. H. Buckley of Ashland, Miss Myrtle Turman of Buchanan and by one brother, Raymond Turman of Ashland. Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday morning at 11 in charge of Rev. Allen, a close friend of the deceased. Burial was made in the Kavanaugh Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 5, 1935

Arthur J. Turman, son of J. S. and Sallie Bellomy Turman, of Buchanan, KY, was born in Lawrence County, KY Mar 29th, 1902 and he fell asleep in Jesus, Apr 1st, 1935 age 33 years and 2 days.

VARNER, William Dudley
West Virginia—William Dudley Varner, 48, caretaker of the goat farm on Pigeon Creek, died. He had been ill of influenza and had been in the hospital. After he returned home, a heart condition developed. Mr. Varner leaves his wife, and children, Cecil of McCarr, Luther of Jenkins, Mrs. Mary Evans, Belo, Ruth, Marie, Edward, Virginia, Edith, Eunice and William Dudley, Jr., all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

WATRAL, Mrs. Frank
Kite flying, usually a safe and sane amusement caused a tragedy near Majestic Pike County Wednesday morning in which Mrs. Frank Watral, 49, mother of a large family lost her life by electrocution and 2 others, Mrs. Marshall Robinett and Johnson, her 10 year old son, were burned seriously. Young Robinett, the kit flyer, attached a 25 foot length of copper wire to the tail of his kite. This wife became entangles in a power line carrying 2200 volts of electricity. When the lad tried to disentangle the wire he was thrown to the ground writhing in agony. Harold Sanders, 17, came to his rescue, but did not touch the wire. Eliza Robinett, Johnson’s 26 year old sister thought the boys were fighting and is said to have struck at Sanders several times with a shovel.

Mrs. Robinett also saw what appeared to be a fight and rant to separate the children. She came into contact with the wire and also fell screaming in agony. Mrs. Watral then rushed to the assistance of her neighbor and was electrocuted when she touched the wire. Mrs. Robinett and her son will recover from the severe burns and shock, it is reported. Funeral services for Mrs. Watral were held Friday. Mrs. Watral is survived by her husband and 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls. An older son, John Watral was killed about 2 months ago while working on a shifter on Knox Creek. Williamson, WV News, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

WILEY, Rev. E. B.
1859-1935
Rev. Abijah Wiley passed away on Wednesday of last week at the home of his son, Sheridan Wiley, at Yatesville, where he and his wife had spent the past 10 years. He was a son of Thomas and Evalina Nelson Wiley and married Miss Nancy E. McCoy. To this union 2 sons and 2 daughters were born all of whom survive. They are James Wiley of Portsmouth, OH, Sheridan Wiley of Yatesville, Mrs. Charles Hinkle, Louisa and Mrs. Frank Young of Lowmansville. His wife also survives. Mr. Wiley was born Oct 11, 1859, joined the United Baptist Church in 1888, was ordained a minister in 1905. all the family are members of the church. Funeral services for Rev. Wiley were conducted by Rev. G.V. Pack, Rev. Mose Wiley and Rev. Arlie Blackburn, at the home of Charley Hinkle, Louisa and interment made in the Hinkle Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

WORKMAN, Ernest P.
Ernest Phillip Workman, 25 years old, of Lavalette, WV, died at his home Apr 20, following an illness of several months. He is survived by the parents, Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Workman of Lavalette, 3 brothers, A.C. Workman of Bridgeport, WV, Reid P. Workman of Shinnston and Keston E. Workman of Moundsville; 4 sisters, Mrs. R. D. Steed, Mrs. Harry J. Gill, Sybil and Alice Workman, all of Charleston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 26, 1935

YATES, H. E.
Pikeville, KY—Funeral services for H. E. Yates, former member of the Pike County Board of Education, who died in the hospital in Portsmouth, OH, were held Saturday in Jackson, OH. Mr. Yates, who formerly lived at Collins, left Pike County 18 years ago. In this section of Kentucky, he is survived by one son, McKinley Yates of Shelbiana; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Hopkins of Jenkins and one brother, Richard Yates of Yeager. Information received here stated that Mr. Yates death was due to a wound below the heart suffered 6 weeks ago when he accidentally shot himself. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Apr 19, 1935

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ARTHURS, Mary Lyde
Greenup, KY, May 24—Miss Mary Lyde Arthurs, 18, daughter of Henry Arthurs, Greenup, who died yesterday, was a victim of purprus hemorrahgica, according to a report made today by Coroner H. H. Holbrook. Coroner Holbrook said the case was the first with which he had come in contact in 25 years of practice. The rare disease, he said caused deterioration of the blood vessels and permits the blood to flow under the skin, caused the body to turn blue, as if it had been bruised. The girl had been ill only 24 hours. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

BALL, Jesse Sherman
Jesse Sherman Ball, 40, a veteran of the World War, died in Ashland Thursday night of a heart attack. Death was sudden and a great shock to his many relatives and friends. He was born in Morgan County, the son of Enoch and Mary E. Williamson Ball. Funeral services were held Sunday from the Happy Ridge school house. Burial in Skaggs Cemetery at Happy Ridge. He leaves his widow, Hattie Jane Ball, one son, Harley Ball, at home, one daughter, Miss Hazel Ball, of Circleville, OH; 6 brothers, Mance of Scioto Furnace, OH, Albert of Coal Grove, OH, and Morton, Ennis, Marion and Flanzie Ball and one sister, Stella Ball of Morgan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

BENSEY, Adeline
Funeral services for Adeline Bensey, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Bensey, Red Jacket, WV, who died in a Berea, KY hospital early Monday morning following an emergency mastoid operation, was held at the Community Church in Red Jacket Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

BILLUPS, James S.
Louisa relatives were notified last Friday of the sudden death of James S. Billups at his home in Chillicothe, OH. He was 71 years old. It is said he died in the early morning from a heart attack. He is survived by the widow and one daughter and by 3 brothers, Taylor B. of Louisa, George of Columbus and Robert S. of Washington, D.C. The burial was made Sunday at Chillicothe. Deceased was a son of Sampson Billups and Nancy McClure Billups of Louisa. James was reared here but located in Chillicothe many years ago. He was married there and was in the meat and grocery business. Mr. Billups was a substantial citizen, respected by all who knew him. He has many relatives in this vicinity. His mother was one of 17 children of William McClure, who was a farmer living a few miles south of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

BILLUPS, Samuel
The death of Samuel Billups, of Long Branch near Fort Gay, WV, on last Thursday followed an illness of 2 months. He was 66 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Billups. Also 3 daughters, Mrs. Scott Dean, Mrs. Albert Hurley, and Mrs. Elba Skeens of Fort Gay. Four brothers, Taylor and John Billups of Fort Gay, James of Hubbardstown, WV and W.T. Billups of Sandyville, WV. Funeral service was held at the residence conducted by Rev. Frank McKinster and burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery, Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

BISHOP, Richard
Grayson, KY, May 22—Argo Williams, 24, relief worker, confessed today to the killing of Richard Bishop, 70, well to do farmer near here last Saturday. “We engaged in an argument. I choked him first and then beat him over the head with a hoe.:” Attorney McGill Quoted Williams as confessing. Indicted by the Carter County grand jury yesterday with Bishop’s death, Williams is scheduled to go on trial Friday before Circuit Judge G. W.E. Wolford. The battered body of Bishop was found in a clump of trees by a searching party of neighbors Sunday morning. The search was instituted when he failed to return home Saturday night. Williams sis said to have been the last person seen with Bishop. After fining Bishop’s body Williams was taken in custody at the home of his father in law near Olive Hill. At first he denied any connection with Bishop’s death. Bishop is survived by 3 daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. Florence Counts of Grayson, Mrs. Nora Lawson of Leon and Mrs. Maude Fortescue of Cleveland and Herbert Bishop of Detroit. Williams has a wife and one small daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

BOXLEY, James Garland
James Garland Boxley, 55, railroad contractor, died Monday at this home in Winchester, KY following an illness of several weeks. Born and reared in Louisa County, VA. Mr. Boxley came to Kentucky several years ago. He was associated with his brother in the Boxley Brothers Construction Company, who died contract work in the vicinity of Louisa several yeas ago. His cousin, “Neb” Boxley, married Miss Nona Hammond of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

BRANHAM, Fred
Pikeville, KY—May 10—Fred Perkins Branham, 19, was dead today killed in a pistol duel with a deputy sheriff at Esco, KY late Saturday. The deputy, General Branham, was struck by 5 shots but not seriously wounded. One of the youth’s shots tore the handles from the deputies pistol but the officer held on to it and continued shooting. He attributed the saving of his life to a steel breastplate he wore and to the quick action of his wife, Rachel Roberta Branham, who ran between the two men and interfered with Fred’s aim. The woman’s hand was grazed by a bullet. The deputy was brought to the Pikeville Clinic accompanied by his wife and daughter.

Mrs. Branham said she and her husband were returning from the cemetery at Esco, walking along the railroad track, when they met Fred, who Mrs. Branham said, greeted her husband with “how about it fellow” and began shooting. After he was shot the woman said, Fred ran a few feet and fell dead. Mark Luster, in a field nearby, was struck in the leg and hip by shots from Fred’s pistol but not seriously hurt. W. D. Fair, of Esco, was arrested and brought to jail early today charged with being an accessory to Fred’s attack on the deputy, it being alleged that Fair’s pistol was used by the youth. Fred Branham had returned here on parole recently from Frankfort, where he was sentenced to prison for one year for shooting a negro dentist, officers said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

CARTER, Leo
The death angel visited the home of Laudie and Ivory Carter and took from them their darling baby, Leo. He was born Nov 15, 1933 and died Apr 16, 1935, age one year, 5 months and 1 day. He leaves father, mother, one brother and one sister. He was laid to rest in the home cemetery of his grandfather Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

CHANEY, Fred
Carbolic acid, taken while he sat in an automobile with a party of friends, snuffed out the life of Fred Chaney, local purchasing agent for the state highway department at 9:30 Wednesday night. Chaney was rushed to the Pikeville Clinic immediately after he took the deadly potion and an effort was made by physicians to administer counteractives but he died a few minutes after the doctors reached him. At the time the poison was taken Chaney was in an automobile with Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and George Clower. None of the other occupants of the machine saw him drink the poison but one of them heard a bottle light near the car. When they spoke to Chaney he slumped down in the seat and never regained consciousness. Mr. Chaney was born in Pike county on Aug 20, 1905, and was the son of Greeley and Lassie Bishop Chaney. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife and one sister. Mr. Chaney was a member of Thomas C. Cecil Lodge No. 375 F & AM and a member of Pikeville Commandery No. 45. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

CLARK, Hester
Hester, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Clark of Lavalette, was drowned in a small pond in the front lawn of the Clark home Monday evening. The child was found floating in the water by her father, who went to investigate when she failed to appear with her small brothers at bedtime in response to Mrs. Clark’s call. The Clarks formerly lived at East Lynn and he operated as tore in Logan County for a time. They moved to Lavalette about 3 weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

CLEVENGER, Nelson
Pikeville, KY—Nelson Clevenger, 77, a former resident of Elkhorn City, died recently at his home in Lewis County, WA. Mr. Clevenger was married to Mary Frances Childers on Apr 15, 1880. In 1908 the family moved to Washington and resided there since that time. Mr. Clevenger suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago and another stroke shortly before his death. He is survived by several relatives in Pike County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

COLVIN, Harve
Paintsville, KY-- Funeral services were held at Thealka last Friday afternoon for Harve Colvin, of Manila, this county, who died at the the Paintsville Hospital last Thursday, April 18. Mr. Colvin was a World War Veteran and a member of the Johnson County Post of the American Legion located in Paintsville.  He was known as a good citizen. He was employed at Thealka as a miner when stricken with pneumonia which resulted in his death shortly afterward. Besides his widow he is survived by three children, Milton, James, and Ernestine Colvin, and two sisters, Mrs. Isaiah Plummer and Mary Colvin. The burial services were in charge of the American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America of which the deceased was an honored member. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. H. B. Conley. Burial was made at Thealka. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

COPLEY, Frank
Paintsville, KY—May 18, One man was killed and 2 other injured but not seriously on Abbott Mountain, near here at 3 this morning. The dead: Frank Copley, 21, killed instantly. He injured: Bill Stapleton, 23, several teeth knocked out and deep lacerations about the head, Bucky Boyd, 18, cuts about the head and face and a badly lacerated left arm. Stapleton and Boyd are patients at the Paintsville Hospital. The three young men were returning to their homes here from a party near Prestonsburg when they became confused in a heavy fog and missed the road, their plunging into a ditch. Stapleton the son of Proctor Stapleton who was killed in an automobile accident near here about 2 months ago. Boyd is the son of S. Body, of this city, Coley was the son of Sam Copley of this city. The death youth was a stenographer and was employed by the Sandy Valley Grocery Company here. Boyd is also an employee of the same grocery company. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

CRISP, Cynthia (Osborne)
Mrs. Cynthia Osborne Crisp died at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, Friday night, following an operation for removal of a breast cancer. She was 67 years old and oen of the county’s best women. The wife of Jacob Crisp, of Cracker, to whom she was married 44 years ago, the deceased was a daughter of the late David and Mrs. Mary Stephens Osborne of Alphoretta. She had been a devoted Christian for several years. Surviving are her husband, 4 sons and 2 daughters, Frank and Harry H. Crisp, Cracker, Mrs. Myra Green, Henry Crisp and Mrs. Anna Mae Spencer of Martin; Alex Crisp, Huntington, WV. She also leaves 5 brothers and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Salisbury, Garth, A. E. Osborne, Martin, John D., Matthew, Samuel P. and James E. Osborne of Garth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

DANIELS, Glen
Catlettsburg—Glen Daniels, 45 years old, of Sunset Hill, Catlettsburg, died after a 2 weeks illness. Pneumonia was given as the cause of his death. Mr. Daniels’s son, John Richard Daniels, preceded him in death just 2 weeks ago. The father contracted at deep cold while attending services for the son and his fatal illness developed. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Neva and Olive and one son, Willis, all at home, his mother, Mrs. John B. Daniels of River, KY, 2 brothers, Don and Herbert both of River and one sister, Mrs. A. M. Ward of Portsmouth, OH. The body was taken to his mother’s home on the Big Sandy passenger train and funeral services were held there Friday at 10 followed by burial in the Daniels Cemetery.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

DORTON, Woodrow
McRoberts, KY—Woodrow Dorton, 23 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Dorton of the Ball Park section, was killed instantly in No. 213 mine at 4 Friday morning. Dorton, a helper on the mining machine, was crushed by a heavy slate fall. A slight wreck after machine on which Dorton worked knocked down a mine post, while Dorton was directly underneath causing the fall. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

DOWNS, Edna Louisa
Miss Edna Louise Downs, 21, was instantly killed and her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Downs, and her brother, Eugene, 35, all of Welch, ad Elmer Chambers, Brady Pennington, and Roy Chafin, of Logan, were seriously injured when the cars in which the two groups were riding collided head-on while traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Island Creek Sunday morning. Dr. Downs was cut and bruised, Mrs. Downs received concussions of the head and cuts on the face, and the son received serious neck injuries. All are in the Logan hospital and their condition reported to be serious. Of the party in the other car, Chambers the driver, received a broken jaw, Pennington received a bad scalp wound, cuts on the face and when the impact came, almost bit off his tongue. Dr. Downs and his family were returning to their home in Welch from a visit with friends in Huntington. Miss Downs, who was riding in the front seat, was mangled about the head, her skull being crushed apart and pieces of the bone driven into the top of the car. Dr. Downs formerly lived in Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

ENYART, Frank W.
Catlettsburg—A large gathering of relatives and friends paid a final tribute to the memory of Frank W. Enyart, 80 year old farmer of Trace, Boyd County, at impressive funeral services held Sunday from the Music Chapel. The service was in charge of Rev. Thomas Alexander. Burial was made in the Pigeon Cemetery. Mr. Enyart, a resident of Boyd County for many years and one of that section’s most beloved residents, died Friday night after a month’s illness. He is survived by 12 children, 61 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Surviving daughters are Mrs. Millard Bolt of Estep, Mrs. Logan Sammons of Rush, Mrs. Edgar Hicks of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Otis Morrison of Mico, WV, and Mrs. John Griffith of Rossmore, WV. The 7 surviving sons are John, Virgil, Will, Everett and Dewey, all of Rossmore, WV, Tom of Rush, and Leonard of Catlettsburg; one sister, Mrs. Lindsey White of Ashland and a brother, Thomas Enyart of Raceland, KY Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

ESTEP, Ambrose
Ambrose Estep, 75 years of age, died at Glenwood Monday  night, May 27, at 11 o’clock. He had been in ill health the past 5 years with heart trouble. He had lived in Louisa for some time until about 10 days previous to his death when he went to Glenwood. Funeral services and burial took place on Wednesday. Surviving him besides his wife, Mrs. Virgie Estep are 2 sons, Kay Estep and Emmanuel Estep of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Arlie Jordan of Eden. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

FLAUGHER, James Polk
1845-1935
The funeral services for James Polk Flaugher, 89, of Willard, KY veteran of the Civil War, whose death followed a stroke of paralysis, while he was walking from a cemetery Saturday morning were conducted at the Christian Church at Willard Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was made in the Willard Cemetery. Mr. Flaugher was born in Carter County, Nov 22, 1845. He was united in marriage on De 12, 1867 to Ann Catherine Shearer and to this union were born 7 children. His wife preceded him in death, passing away on Sep 16, 1916, one son died in infancy. For many years he was on the mail route between Willard and Sandy Hook. In late years he made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. C. D. Yates of Willard. He is survived by the following children, Walter Flaugher of Portsmouth, OH, Lock Falugher of Willard, Mrs. Nancy Fleming of Hitchens, Mrs. Florence Greer of Aliquippa, PA and Mrs. Ione Gilbert of Russell, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Sidney Swetman of Plain City, OH, 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren also survive. The aged veteran was well and popularly known throughout eastern Kentucky. He was a deacon in the Christian Church at Willard and took an active part in church affairs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

FANNIN, Roland B.
Roland B. Fannin, age 75, native of Lawrence County, KY but who had made his home with his brother, J. J. Fannin, of Lawrence Furnace, OH, since the first of the year, died Friday very suddenly from a heart attack. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Fannin, of Huntington, and the following children: Mrs. Clara Skeens of Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Nolda Compton of Louisa, Ruth of Portsmouth, and Halie Pack of Ashland, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the home of J. J. Fannin with Rev. Pohlman in charge. Burial was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

FLOWERS, Ersie
A message to County Attorney Eldred E. Adams Thursday morning this week brought news of the death of his mother in law, Mrs. Ersie Flowers of Danville, which occurred at 6 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington where she had been for some time. Mrs. Adams had been at her bedside for about 3 weeks, as it was realized that her condition was very critical. She was 46 years of age. Her husband died only a few months ago. Mr. Adams left for Lexington soon after the message arrived. The burial will taken place on Friday of this week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

GOFF, Sarah Ann (Collins)
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, for Mrs. Sarah Ann Goff, who died Wednesday following an illness of 3 months with pulmonary tuberculosis. Mrs. Goff was the daughter of Martin and Viney Collins of the Johns Creek section of Pike County, where she was born Feb 10, 1877. She is survived by her husband, Mont Goff, of Stone and 8 children, 6 at Stone and Virgil and Tom, live in Logan. She was the mother of 7 other children who preceded her in death. Burial was a Borderland, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

HALL, James
Paintsville, KY—News of the death of James Hall, 70 years old, of Scioto County, OH reached relatives and friends in Johnson County Wednesday and several left to attend the funeral held at the home there Thursday. Mr. Hall was a former resident of Johnson County and has a large number of relatives and friends residing here. At one time he served the county as tax commissioner. Among those who attended the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKenzie, Foster Riggsby and Roscoe Lemaster. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

HARDY, William Harvey
1856-1935
William Harvey Hardy, 78, died at Westwood Saturday night after an illness of 2 years. He was born in Johnson County, Dec 9, 1856. The body was taken Monday in a motor hearse to Kenwood in Johnson County where funeral service was held and burial made in the McKenzie Cemetery. He leaves 6 daughters, Nora, Ella, Ruth, Lennie and Flora at home and Mrs. Edna Schultz of Adams County, OH, one son, Alfred Barker at home, his widow, Mrs. Martha Jane Barker, 7 grandchildren, a half brother, Eli Williams of Georgetown, KY, and 2 half sisters, Mrs. Ellen Holbrook of Relief, KY and Mrs. Rebecca Crisby of Liberty Road, KY, two sons, Franklin and Walter preceded him in death. He had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

HARRISON, Thomas
Welch, WV—May 18—Thomas Harrison, 20, of Bradshaw, was killed early today in an automobile that sideswiped a telephone pole and plunged down an embankment near this home. Harrison, a student of Concord College at Athens, was driving the car. Roy Jones, also of  Bradshaw riding in the car escaped injury. The dead youth was a son of Dr. J.C. Harrison. His death was the 27th automobile accident fatality in this county this year. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

HART, William
Grayson, KY—William Hart, 62, prominent farmer of this county committed suicide at 9:30 Tuesday night by hanging himself in his barn. Ill health is believed to have been the cause. Hart’s lifeless body was found hanging from a rafter in his barn by members of his family who started a search for him when he failed to appear at home at the usual time. He is survived by his widow and 5 children, Harry and Albra, at home, Willie Hart of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Montgomery of Greenup and Mrs. Ethel Hauck of Grayson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

HAYES, Zeal
Stricken while plowing on his farm on Georges Creek Thursday of last week, Zeal Hayes lived only a few minutes after assistance reached him. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Dave Al Hayes officiating. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery at that place. H. H. Curtright, mortician, was in charge. He was a son of Allen Hayes, commonly known as “Uncle Al” who was jailer of Lawrence County a number of years ago. Deceased is survived by his wife, Discil Frances Hayes, 3 daughters Mrs. Isaac Deboard, Mrs. Doris Miller, of Freeburn and Mrs. Lon Ramey of Henry Clay, 5 sons, Harrison and Kay of Georges Creek, Jay of Thacker Mines, Bill of Matewan, Luther of Martin, KY, one sister, Mrs. George Cordle of Wilbur, 3 brothers, Bill, of Georges Creek, Tom of Louisa, Lindsey of Ashland. Mr. Hayes was 72 years old, a good citizen, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

HAYNES, Mrs. Elan
Pikeville, KY—On her 22nd wedding anniversary Mrs. Elan Haynes, 45 years old, wife of Magistrate U. G. Haynes, died at her home at Mossy Bottom Saturday following an illness so more than 6 months. Mrs. Haynes was a daughter of County Judge J. R. Blankenship and Emma Priest Blankenship and was born at Mossy Bottom and spent her entire life in that section of Pike County. She taught school for a number of years and for the last 27 years has been a member of the Baptist Church. On Apr 27, 1913, she was married to Mr. Haynes at Prestonsburg. Besides her parents, Judge and Mrs. J. R. Blankenship, of Cowpen, and her husband, she leaves 3 sons, Thomas, Robert and Ulysses Haynes, and 4 daughters, Emma, Beulah, Hazel and Willow Jean Haynes, all at home. She also leaves 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma England of Pikeville, Mrs. Alva Hamilton of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Draxie Adams of Ashland and Mrs. Dixie Hamilton of Cowpen and one brother, Creed Blankenship of Cowpen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

HOBACK, Lucinda
Mrs. Lucinda Hoback, 75 years of age, passed away at her home in Kenova. Funeral services at First Baptist Church Friday. Burial in the Docks Creek Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, William of Kenova, and Lawrence of Lavalette; 5 brothers, Thomas and Richard Hutchinson of Buffalo Creek, Wayne county, Benjamin Hutchinson of Wayne, P. J. Hutchinson of Huntington, 4 sisters, Mrs. Lily Christian, Mrs. Minnie Lampbert, Mrs. Elizabeth Drizzell and Mrs. Louisa Murphy all of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

HOLBROOK, Max Baer
Max Baer Holbrook, age one year 10 months, died last Friday in Ashland after an illness of 8 weeks. He was born in Ashland, the son of Ordie and Carrie Hutchinson Holbrook, both natives of Lawrence County, KY. Funeral service Sunday from the Second Baptist Church and burial in the Williams Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one brother Douglas, at home and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Holbrook of Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. O.R.  Hutchinson of Rush. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

ICE, Mrs. Gladys
Funeral of Mrs. Gladys Ice, 28 years old, a niece of Roy Perry, Prestonsburg merchant, was conducted at White House Tuesday under the direction of E. P. Arnold, with Rev. Honeycutt of Van Lear and Rev. Beard of Grayson, both of the Christian Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. Mrs. Ice died at Vinton, OH where her husband is a teacher. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buell Webb, of White House. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

JONES, Hattie Milton
1856-1935
Catlettsburg, KY—Miss Hattie Milton Jones, for the past 20 years a resident of Catlettsburg, and one of the community’s best known woman, died at 4:30 Tuesday morning at her home on Walnut Street after a short illness. She had been in ill health for the past several months but her condition did not become alarming until about a week ago. She was removed to an Ashland hospital where he condition improved and she was brought back to her home Sunday. Miss Jones was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Jones, pioneer residents of Eastern Kentucky. She was born Mar 14, 1856 on the old John Paul Jones farm west of Ashland. Part of the original farm is now occupied by the west works of the American Rolling Mill Company. Miss Jones’ great-great grandmother, Mrs. Ann Poage, was one of the most familiar figures in early Kentucky history. She was known as the “Mother of Kentucky” and many deeds of pioneer hardship and the early development of the state are associated with her name. Miss Jones received her education in the old Bayless Academy at Ashland. She was possessed of a brilliant mind and found great interest in literary and dramatic work. She taught for several years in the public schools of Louisa and Morehead. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Theodore E. Schulte of Scarsdale, NY, who was called here recently by her serious illness and who was with her at the time of her death, and Mrs. Dr. S. Jones Jagers of Washington, D. C., Two half sisters,  Mrs. G. W. Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Carl Jansen of Richmond, VA and 2 half brothers, Howell Jones of Ashland and Edwin Jones of Philadelphia, PA, also survive. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Episcopal Church at Fourteenth and Winchester, Ashland with Rev. Troop officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

JORDAN, James S.
James S. Jordan died at his home at Tuscola, this county, last Friday night as the result of a stroke of paralysis on the Monday previous. He was 67 years old. Mr. Jordan was a highly respected citizen and his death is deplored by all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Fannin Jordan and an adopted son, Raymond; a sister, Miss Mary Jordan, of Portsmouth, and one brother, M. F. Jordan, former Representative in the Legislature. He was th son of the late Greenville and Susan Baker Jordan. The funeral was held at Baker Chapel Sunday afternoon and the burial was made in the Jordan Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The Rev. Harve Kelley and Rev. James Harvey officiated. He had been a member of the M. E. church 25 years and a member of the Junior Order American Mechanics at Cincinnati. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

JUSTICE, Bob
Pikeville, KY—Rev. Bob Justice, a veteran of Christian Church preacher of Pike County of Lick Creek, died a the home of his son, Eugene Justice, on Pond Creek. Mr. Justice had been ill for several months. Born on Lick Creek, he spent all of his life in Pike County and had been engaged in farming for many years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Rosa Justice and 5 sons, James Justice of Lick Creek, Lawrence Justice of Peter Creek, Everett Justice and Eugene Justice of Stone and Van Justice of Lick Creek. He also leaves 3 daughters Mrs. Emily McNeil of Holden, WV, Gypsy Justice of Toler and Ledna Coleman of Lookout. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

KAZEE, Vera
Miss Vera Kazee died at Blaine last Friday night. She was 17 years of age and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kazee. She had been ill for quite a while with tuberculosis. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ernest Boggs of Blaine and Mrs. E. M. Murray of Ashland; and 3 brothers, John, Jack, and Sam Kazee at home. The funeral and burial took place Sunday at Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

KIRK, Mose
Mose Kirk, 26, died in a Welch, WV hospital Tuesday from injuries sustained in a motor wreck in the mines of the Hardy Coal company, Monday afternoon, his first day on a new job as brakeman. In the wreck the unfortunate young man was badly crushed though the hips. An emergency operation was performed at the hospital but he failed to recover consciousness. Mose Kirk was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kirk of Puritan. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of American and is survived by his parents, his wife, one brother, Willie Kirk and 2 sisters, Mrs. Eula Briant and Mrs.  Pearl Preece. Funeral services and burial were held at Pilgrim Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Elias Stepp officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

KOUNS, Mrs. George W..
On Friday, May 17, 1935, early in the afternoon, Louisa was severely shocked as the news of the death of Mrs. George W. Kouns spread over the town. Up to a few hours before her death she had enjoyed her usual good health. Suddenly she complained of a queer feeling of discomfort and went to a couch to lie down asking a girl who was employed in the home to come in later, and see her. When the girl went into the room she found Mrs. Kouns in a serious condition. A doctor and members of the family were called in. The ailment proved to be a stroke of paralysis. She lived only about 3 hours, expiring at one o’clock. A daughter, Mrs. Jay Moore, was in Huntington, shopping and was not located promptly, but she and her husband arrived about 5 p.m. The other daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hewlett, was at home. Will, the older son, was at Stearns, KY, and the other son, Charles, was in Atlanta, GA where he is finishing his second year in a dental college. They were notified and reached home as soon as possible. The funeral was held from the Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The building would not seat all who came. Rev. John Stambaugh, of Charleston, WV, recently pastor of the Louisa Church preached an excellent sermon. Following the close of the services the body was taken by Mortician H. H. Curtright to Ashland, where interment was made. Mrs. Cynthia Moore Kouns would have been 61 years of age in July,1935. She was a daughter of the late Martin L. Moore of Blaine who served this district in the Legislature many years ago. She had been an active member of the Christian Church 31 years and was a member of the Blaine Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mr. and Mrs. Kouns were married in 1896, and lived at Blaine until 1924 when they moved to Louisa. He was in the merchandising business for many years and later engaged in oil production. He is now Treasurer of Lawrence County. Surviving, besides the husband, are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jay B. Moore and Mrs. W. H. Hewlett of Louisa, 2 sons, W. E. Kouns of Stearns, KY and Charles Kouns, student at Atlanta Southern Dental College, Atlanta, GA; one sister, Mrs. J. B. Farley of Blaine and 3 brothers, Samuel and Ernest Moore of Blaine, KY and C. C. Moore of Mechanicsburg, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

LAWSON, Emily (Maynard)
Mrs. Emily Maynard Lawson, 62, of Aflex, Pike County, died at a Williamson hospital Monday from complicated causes following an illness of a few days. Mrs. Lawson was well known in that section, where a number of her sisters, brothers and children reside. For the past 10 years she has lived at Aflex with her mother, the late Mrs. W. T. Maynard, who died a few weeks ago. Surviving Mrs. Lawson are 6 children, Mont, Lafe and Lee Lawson, Mrs. Rudolph Rutherford, Mrs. Oliver Slater and Mrs. Buck Shuck; 4 brothers, Ben Maynard, Alvis Maynard, George Maynard, and Bert Maynard. There are also 5 sisters, Mrs. Bert Shumate, Mrs. B. H. Correll, Mrs. Joe Jameson, Mrs. Alex Bishop and Miss Ida Maynard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

LAYNE, Martha
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Martha Layne, 43 years old died at her home here Monday following a lingering illness. Born in Pike County, Mrs. Layne was the daughter of Sherman and Julia Buckley Carter and spent her entire life in this vicinity. Besides her husband, Preston Layne, she is survived by 4 sons, Grayson, Victor, Denver and Garland Layne, all of Pikeville, and by 2 daughters, Julia may Layne and Fay Layne, at home. She also leaves one brother, Bob Buckley and 2 sisters, Jettie Layne and Myrtle McCoy of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

LITTLE, John Wesley
The death of John Wesley Little, aged 60 years, and father of Monte Little, prominent advertising agent in Huntington occurred at a Huntington hospital Saturday of pneumonia. Mr. Little went to Huntington in 1926, where he was associated with the Perry-Norvell Company and becoming general superintendent. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Knight Templar and Shriner and was a member of the Guyan Country Club. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

LOWE, A. R.
Pikeville, KY—A. R. Lowe, 73 years old, prominent Mayflower merchant was found dead in bed at his home. He had been in ill health for several yeas and heart trouble and old age were given as the caused of his death. Mr. Lowe was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer Lowe and had engaged in the mercantile business in the John’s Creek section for several years. He also served as postmaster and years ago served one term as tax commissioner of Pike County. Besides the widow, Mrs. Betty Lowe, he is survived by 3 sons, K. Y. Lowe, A. T. Lowe and E. B. Lowe, all of Mayflower and by 3 sisters, Mrs. John Leslie of Gulnare, Mrs. Allen Taylor of Meta and Mrs. Jim Pinson of Big Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

LOWE, Mrs. Joe
Mrs. Joe Lowe, 54? Years old, died Friday at her home in Lockieville after an illness of about one month. Decedent is survived by her husband, 3 sons, Basil Anderson of Williamson, Garland Anderson and Swanson Anderson of Goody; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dewey Blackburn and Mrs. Floyd Morris and one step daughter, Mrs. A. C. Blackburn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

LUSK, Mrs. G. C.
A paralytic stroke suffered at 9 Sunday night by Mrs. G. C. Lusk, 49 years old, at her home at Shelbiana caused her death a few moments later. Although Mrs. Lusk had suffered from high blood pressure for the last 7 years her condition was not considered critical and she was in her usual health until the time of the stroke. Mrs. Lusk, who was prominently known in the Shelby Creek section, was born in Carter County in 1885 and was the daughter of Eli and Mary Lon??? Williams. She was married to Mr. Lusk in June 1906 and the family moved to Shelbiana 14 years ago. She had been a member of the Episcopal Church nearly all of her life. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

MARSHALL, George Allen
Grayson, KY—Funeral services for George Allen Marshall, 57m who was killed by lightning while plowing in a field at his home in Willard Thursday at noon were held from the home Sunday morning at 10. Marshall is survived by 10 children, Russell, Roscoe, Estill, Willie, Arville and Austin Marshall, Mrs. Eliza Slone, Mrs. Dora Willias, Mrs. Verna Yates all of Willard and Mrs. Grace Steele of Hanging Rock, OH. Two brothers, Tom Marshall of Wurtland and Dock Marshall of Stevens, KY, a sister, Mrs. of Stevens, KY, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Adkins and his mother, Mrs. Eliza Marshall of Wurtland, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

MARTIN,  Tandy
Burial of Tandy Martin, who died Wednesday morning May 8 at his home at Drift at the age of 86 years, was made Thursday in the Martin cemetery there. Mr. Martin one to the county’s oldest citizens and a member of a well-known family, succumbed to the infirmities of advances age. He was well known throughout this section and was a citizen of the finest type. He had been a devout member of the Baptist Church for many years. Surviving Mr. Martin are his three sons, Bee and Nicodermus Martin of Drift and Will Martin of Ashland. His wife preceded him in death about 5 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

MAY, E. B.
E. B. May, 85, native of Floyd County, was found dead at his home near Mt. Sterling Monday where he lived alone. He was a leader in Masonic affairs more than half a century. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

MCCOY, Uriah
Final rites for Uriah McCoy, 71, who died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maudie Lloyd in Williamson, WV, were conducted Monday and burial took place at Stringtown, KY. Mr. McCoy had been ill for some time with chronic nephritis. He was born in Pike County in 1863 and in early manhood married Miss Madelia Hunt, also of Pike County. He leaves several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

MCKENZIE, Mrs. Elza
Prestonsburg, KY--Mrs. Elza McKenzie, 49 years old, died Tuesday at her home at Winchester and burial was made at Emma. Mrs. McKenzie came to this county, where she had resided for the past 4 or 5 years from Morgan County. Surviving Mrs. McKenzie are her husband, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

MCKINSTER, Mary E.
Mrs. “Polly” McKinster passed away last Friday a the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Crum at Ledocio. She would have been 94 years old in July. Mrs. McKinster was before marriage Miss Mary Ramey of Johnson County. She had lived in this county for many years. Of 11 children she is survived by the following: Mrs. Trinvilla Thompson, Mrs. Emma Castle, Mrs. Etta Short, and Mrs. Mary E. Crum of Ledocio, Jesse McKinster of Fort Gay, WV, and Milt McKinster of Adams. Also 63 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The deceased sons and daughters were Ephriam G. McKinster, John McKinster, Mrs. Rachel Salyers, Mrs. Julia Hayes and Clara McKinster. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

MELVIN, John
Paintsville, KY—John Melvin, age 77, died at his home in Paintsville Tuesday following an illness of approximately 2 years duration. He was the last surviving member of his family and his passing brought sorrow to a large circle of friends. He was the father of 10 children, all of whom are living and reside in Paintsville. Mr. Melvin suffered a stroke of partial paralysis 2 years ago from which he never fully recovered. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida (Stafford) Melvin and 10  children as follows: Willie Melvin, Mrs. Russell Price, John Melvin, Jr., (Dycie), Mrs. Flem Ransom, George Roy, Ballad, James Paul, Clarence, and Ralph Melvin. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church with burial in May Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

MOUNTS, Mitchell
Funeral services for Mitchell Mounts, age about 65, were conducted at Cedar, WV, Sunday. Mr. Mounts died after an illness of several weeks with high blood pressure. He leaves his wife and 9 children, The children are Mrs. Fred Mounts and Mrs. Joe Mounts, both of Thacker, Goldie Mounts of Matewan, Mitchell Mounts, Jr., Josie, William Tennis, all of Cedar, Mrs. Betty Wolford of O’Keefe and Chilton Mounts. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

OWENS, Sarah Victoria
The body of Sarah Victoria Owens, aged 66 years, was recovered from Twelve Pole Creek Friday about 3 quarters of a mile from her home at Lavalette, Wayne County, WV. Miss Owens had been missing for the past week and was last seen alive by her brother, B. F. Owens on Thursday evening. The creek was high and it is thought she stumbled and fell into the water when on her way to a neighbor’s house. The body was discovered in a clump of bushes by a Mr. Altizer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

PANNETTO, Sylvia
Welch, WV—May 6—The husband and daughter of a woman who died of shotgun wounds in her chest are being held by police pending an investigation. Mrs. Sylvia Pannetto was killed outright yesterday. Officers said Pete Pannetto, 55 years old, a miner of Coalwood, had been annoyed by chicken thieves, and had set the shotgun to fire in the chicken house when the door was opened from the outside. State police, however, said they learned Pannetto had quarreled with his wife the night preceding the shooting. Both Pannetto and his daughter, Olga, 18, are in jail. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

PEAY, W. g.
W. G. Peay, 86, of Willard, father of Mrs. E. J. Evans of Paintsville, died at his home Saturday as a result of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Sunday at Willard and burial was in the family cemetery at Hitchins, KY. Among those from here who attended the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Jenkins, Mrs. J. B. Songer, Mrs. O. N. Wilson, Mrs. E. e. Archer, Harry LaViers and Mr. and Mrs. Evans. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

PELPHREY, Clarinda
Paintsville, KY--Mrs. Clark Pelphrey, better known as “Aunt Clarinda” 58, died at her home in West Paintsville Saturday. She had resided here for the past few years and was a good Christian woman. Funeral services were held in the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Winfrey Meek was in charge. Burial in the family cemetery near Barnetts Creek. She is survived by 3 daughters, Miss Bertha Pelphrey, Little Paint, Mrs. Sallie Adams, Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Callie Sailor, Ballot, KY; one son, Frank Pelphrey, Paintsville, 3 step sons, Charles and Willie Pelphrey, Van Lear, Dock Pelphrey, Barnetts Creek, and step daughter, Mrs. Andy Blair, of Denver. She was an aunt of J. H. Pelphrey of this city. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

PELPHREY, Monica Lee
Monica Lee Pelphrey, the 7 months old daughter of Mr. and Mr. Walter L. Pelphrey, died from suffocation at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paris Pelphrey, 2237 High Street, Ashland, KY. The child was lying on a bed asleep and when a member of the family entered the room it was found that she had rolled off the bed and was lodged between the wall and in that manner was smothered to death. The little girl, the only child in the family, was born Sep 12, 1934. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents. S. J. Lykins and wife of Manilla, Johnson County and Paris Pelphrey and wife of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

PERRY, Columbus C.
Columbus C. Perry, 72 years old, of Dunlow, WV, died at his home May 11.. Mr. Perry had been ill with heart trouble for the past 5 years. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Georgia Perry, 2 sisters, Mrs. G. t. Farra, of Wayne, and Mrs. America Dingess of Kenova; one brother, Georg Perry of Glenhayes, 4 sons, Pearly and Henry Perry of Dunlow, John B. and Homer at home, 2 daughters, Mrs. Della Huff of Wayne and Mrs. America Chaffin of Fort Gay. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 24, 1935

PRINCE, Ora P.
Ora P. Prince, son of Dock and Maude Prince was born May 10, 1901 at Adams, KY, departed  this life Apr 15, 1935, aged 33 years 11 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn their loss a devoted wife, Ella Prince, 4 children, Pauline, Edward, Freddie and Harry, his father and 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Nolan and Mrs. Curtis Ball. His mother, one brother and one daughter preceded him in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

REED, Samuel
Samuel Reed, 33, prominent resident, died Monday night at his home in Wheeling, WV. Born Dec 17, 1901, in Wayne County, WV, Mr. Reed went to Wheeling in 1916 and had been employed at Wheeling Tile Company. He was a son of Edmund G. and Sarah Lemaster Reed. Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Okey Reed of Cleveland and Mrs. Earl Flamming, Wheeling and 3 brothers, Edward, Thomas and Arthur Reed all of Wheeling. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

REYNOLDS, John
John Reynolds, aged 80 years passed away at his home on route 1, Louisa, Sunday, May 26 at 10:20 p.m. following an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 at the Reynolds Cemetery with Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. Miller Vanhoose officiating. Mr. Reynolds had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 28 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Taylor Reynolds, to whom he was married 50 years ago, and by one daughter, Mrs. Charley Cox of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

RIFFE, Lorena June (Galloway)
Mrs. Lorena June Riffe, 68, wife of J. T. Riffe, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Colley Orpin, in Ashland, Sunday. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Riffe was born in Lawrence County, OH, the daughter of J. H. and Kathryn Hanes Galloway. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday from the Trinity Chapel in Lawrence County. Bural followed in the Riffe family cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves 5 daughters, Mrs. Colley Orpin, Mrs. Leonard Lockwood, Mrs. Herbert Smith and Mrs. Fred Stewart all of Ashland and Mrs. Charles Thacker of Kenova, WV, 3 sons, Curtis at home, and Harry and Delbert E. Riffe of Ashland, 28 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Shortridge of Cadmus and Mrs. A. L. Clayton of Yorbalinda, CA, one brother, John Galloway of Kenova, WV. She and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary Mar 19 of this year. Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa preached the funeral. Those from Louisa who attended are Mr. and Mrs. Billie Riffe, Mr. and Mrs. W. e. Queen, Mrs. Eugene Queen, Mrs. Tanner Compton and Mrs. Dora Woods. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

ROBERTSON, Mont V.
Mont V. Robertson, aged 68 years, passed away at his home, Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, on May 8 at 3:30 a.m. following a stroke of paralysis one week previous. He was the son of the late William and Sarah Ann Frazier Robertson. Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Mary E. Frazier Robertson to whom he was married 50 years ago. Also, 2 daughters, Mrs. Charley Wheeler, Jr. and Mrs. T. B. Wellman of Louisa; 8 sisters, Mrs. Wayne Liken, Mrs. L.G. Peters, Mrs. C. B. Peters, Mrs. William Spears, Mrs. Monore Ferguson, Mrs. William Norris, of Fort Gay, WV Mrs. C. B. Wellman and Mrs. J.H. Wellman of Louisa. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 from the home with Rev. Pittzer and Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment in the Wellman Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Mr. Robertson was one of Wayne County’s best citizens and had many friends in Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

ROBINSON, Kit
An illness of 4 months from tuberculosis resulted in the death at his home in West Prestonsburg Sunday of Kit Robinson, 31 years old. Surviving Mr. Robinson are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Robinson, his mother, Mrs. Polly Ann Robinson of West Prestonsburg, 2 brothers, Lewis of Dwale and Lonnie of Frankfort and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mont Kitchen and Mrs. Sarah Lucas, Maysville, and Mrs. Susie Crisp of Emma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

SAMMONS, Edgar H.
Edgar H. Sammons, 35, taxicab driver, died in the Paintsville hospital Monday morning from a bullet wound said to have been self inflicted. Authorities said that Sammons shot himself in front of his home Sunday afternoon. The cause of the shooting had not been determined. Sammons is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Spradlin Sammons, one son, Otto Woods Sammons, 11, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sammons of Prestonsburg and by 7 brothers and one sister. Funeral rites were held from the home of his father, burial following in the Cliff Cemetery at Cliff. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

SLONE, Victor
Victor Slone, 20 year old son of Ballard Slone, circuit court clerk of Knott Co., died in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, KY at 10 Sunday night, 3 hours after he and3 other had been injured in an auto wreck on Jones Fork 8 miles from Lackey. The wreck occurred when an automobile driven by Mitchell Combs, of Hindman, plunged from the highway over a 25 foot embankment. The driver sustained broken ribs and an arm injury. Delzie Gearheart is reported as having suffered a broken hip and Miss Purde Slone a broken arm and collar bone. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 25, 1935

SPEARS, Andrew J.
Catlettsburg—Word was received of the sudden death of Andrew J. Spears which occurred Thursday at his home in Betsy Layne, KY. Mr. Spears had been in his usual good health and his death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends. The deceased was the father of Miss Evangeline Spears, a former resident of Catlettsburg and a brother in law of Walker and Thomas Scott of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Arthur Hale of Boyd County and Orison Scott of Cannonsburg. Funeral services were held Friday from the residence at Betsy Layne followed by burial in the John’s Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

SPEARS, Andrew J.
Pikeville, KY—Injuries suffered when he was struck by a falling tree on a timbering job on Harman’s Branch caused the death of Andrew J. Spears, 48 years old, of Boldman, who died at the Methodist hospital here. The tree struck Mr. Spears on the head and he suffered a fractured skull. Mr. Spears who is reported to have been employed by the Pike-Floyd Coal Company was obtaining mine timbers at the time of the accident. Born at McCombs, he was the son of A. A. and Martha Jane Scalf Spears. A quarter of a century ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Taylor who survived him. Mr. Spears also leaves 4 daughters, Mrs. James A. George of Betsy Layne, Misses Lenore, Betty and Madge Spears and one son, Charles Spears all at home. Also surviving are 5 sons, R. B. Spears, of Coal Run, Roland Spears, Jeff Spears, Lafe Spears and Ballard Spears, and one sister, Mrs. T. R. Blackburn all of McComas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

STAFFORD, Jesse
Paintsville, KY—Uncle Jesse Stafford, 85 years old, one of Johnson County’s most prominent citizens died suddenly Thursday from a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several days but was able to go about and had been up Thursday morning and had transacted business with friends, although he had been advised by his doctor to stay in bed. For years he conducted a county store at Staffordsville. He married Miss George Ann Turner and just recently the couple celebrated their 65th anniversary. They never have spent an anniversary of their marriage away from each other. Mr. Stafford the youngest in a family of 10, was the last surviving. Surviving him besides his widow are 5 daughters, Mrs. Rosa Spradlin of Mud Lick, Mrs. Mollie Litman of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Flora Swetman, New Mexico, Mrs. Beatrice Rigsby, Sardis, KY, Mrs. Clara Stapleton of Idaho; 4 sons, W. H. Stafford, Huntington, Harry G. Stafford, and Jesse, Jr., of Paintsville and Ralph Stafford of Staffordsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

SYKES, Elbert
Pike County, KY—Funeral services were held at Freeburn for Elbert Sykes, 51, who died following a protracted illness brought about by a heart condition. The son of Charles and Sidie Harrison Sykes, the deceased was born in Virginia in 1884. He came to Pike County when a small boy and had lived at Freeburn for the 10 years preceded his death. He was employed by the Emperor Coal Company. In 1906 he was married to Miss Emma Green, who with their 2 children survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

VANOVER, Peggy Joyce
Pikeville, KY—Peggy Joyce Vanover, 2 years  and 5 months old, daughter of Attorney Russell Vanover of Cole Creek, near here, was drowned in the swollen creek at her home late Tuesday. She had been playing on her tricycle about the yard and it is thought, ventured onto a small bridge across the creek from which she fell into the water. When missed her tricycle was found in a drift a short distance below the home. Soon the banks of the stream were lined with searchers and bout one half hour later Robert Damron, a neighbor boy, discovered her floating a quarter mile below the home. She was a granddaughter of the late Judge Roscoe Vanover. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

VINSON, Virginia (Ferguson)
1860-1935
Mrs. Virginia Ferguson Vinson, 74 years old, passed away at her home in Louisa Tuesday May 7 at 7:50 a. m. following an illness of 4 months. She with her husband, James Vinson, moved to this place 40 years ago. She was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Lourisa Ratcliff Ferguson and was married to James Vinson Aug 10, 1876. Mr. Vinson’s death occurred Jun 20, 1927. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Lourisa Vinson of Louisa, and 2 sons, Congressman Fred M. Vinson of Ashland and Robert W. Vinson, postmaster of Louisa. Also, 4 sisters, Mrs. Vic Vinson, Ferguson, WV, Mrs. Georgia Dillon, Holden, MO, Mrs. Robert Wright, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. J. G. Lambert, Kenova, WV; 3 brothers, James Ferguson and W. B. Ferguson of Ferguson, WV and John C. Ferguson of Lavalette, WV. Funeral services were held at 2 Thursday afternoon from the M. E. Church South, the Rev. Dr. R. G. Sowards officiating. She had bee a member of this church for 40 years. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

WALTERS, Winfrey Lee
Winchester, KY—Winfrey Lee Walters, 30 years old, died Sunday night in the Clark County hospital following a short illness. Mr. Walters had been engaged in farming in the Becknerville neighborhood for the past several years with his father, Dr. W. L. Walters, native of Lawrence County. Formerly he had been in business in Winchester. He was a native of Pike County, but had resided here most of his life. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Walters, a brother, J. E. Walters and a sister, Mrs. Calloway White. Funeral services were held at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

WARD, W. J. “Jeff”
Paintsville, KY--W. J. “Jeff” Ward, 45 years old, died Monday following an attack of influenza and jaundice. He was one of the best known employees of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad company about 26 years. Mr. Ward was born on Greasy Creek, the son of the late S. W. Ward and Margaret Mollett Ward. He lived with his parents until about the age of 19, then went to Peach Orchard where he secured a position with the C & O in the depot which he held for 2 yeas. He then took a job as fireman on the Big Sandy division. After 4 years he was promoted to engineer and remained in that position until his illness. He was married at Peach Orchard, Aug 23, 1911, to Vinnie Fitch, daughter of Mack Fitch. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Seldon, Shirley Lee, Jeff Sherman, Alberta Laura, John P. , Betty Lou, Lowell M. and one grandchild. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Ben Ward, H. H. Ward and Shade Ward and a sister, Mrs. Laura Dennison. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

WEBB, Dick
Dick Webb, well known Abbott Creek farmer, died at the age of 84 years, a victim of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Webb was one of this county’s best citizens. Funeral rites were conducted from the home near Bonanza and burial was made in the Elliott Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

WEBB, Wesley W.
Wesley W. Webb, 85, passed away Sunday morning in Ashland at his home, 2239 Hilton Avenue, following an illness of 5 months. He was born at Glenwood in Lawrence County, Feb 1, 1850, where he resided until 1905 when he went to Ashland to make his home. He is survived by his widow, one son, John J. Webb; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sophronia Keffer and Mrs. W. F. Cary of Ashland, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John M. Webb and F. R. Webb both of Ashland and 2 sisters, Mrs. Montraville Cooksey of Denton, KY and Mrs. Walter Queen of Glenwood. He was a member of the First Christian Church. The body was removed from the residence at noon Tuesday to the Alexander Funeral Home where the service was held at 2:30 conducted by Rev. J. H. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV and Rev. J. W. Hagin of Ashland. Interment followed in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

WHITT, Martha E.
Mrs. Martha Ellen Whitt, 47, died Friday at the Matewan hospital following an illness of several years with tumors. Burial services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Bob M??? Cemetery at Vulcan. She leaves besides members of her immediate family several brothers and sisters. Born in 1888, Mrs. Whitt was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whitt of Russell Co., VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 10, 1935

WILLIAMS, William Patton
William Patton Williams, widely known farmer of Johnson County, died at his home at Mud Lick May 20. His death came as the result of infirmities of age and high blood pressure. He was 71 years old. He was one of the best known and popular men in Johnson County Mr. Williams was born Dec 4, 1863 in Scott Co., VA. He was the son of Preston Campbell and Winnie Williams. His only brother, James Marvin Williams died in 1927. In 1864 his family moved to Mud Lick, Johnson County. In 1887, he married Mollie E. Vaughan, daughter of H. S. and Mary E. Vaughan. To them was born 6 children, Oscar, Vonnie, Preston and Dewey Williams, who now reside at Paintsville, and Mrs. C. C. Hall, Paintsville. Mrs. Williams preceded her husband in death in 1918. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 31, 1935

WORKMAN, Warren
Burial services were conducted Saturday at the Workman home place in McDowell County, WV east of Delorme, for Warren Workman, 55, section foreman employed by the N & W who died Thursday in the Williamson hospital due to gall bladder infection. Mr. Workman was struck by a Norfolk & Western engine near Delorme about 3 weeks ago while on a bridge and in the accident he sustained a broken leg and other injures. He had been in the hospital since. He leaves a family. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

WRIGHT, Everett
Jenkins, KY—May 12—Everett Wright, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wright, Hammond, was drowned today in Jenkins lake. His body was recovered 3 hours later by S. A. Marshall, Jenkins, with the assistance of several other swimmers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 17, 1935

WRIGHT, S. S.
S. S. Wright, 45, of McVeigh, one of Pike County’s best known citizens, passed away Sunday night as the result of injuries sustained Saturday noon in a slate fall in the mines of the Fordson Coal Company. Mr. Wright, an electrician, sustained a fracture of the pelvis and other injuries. Funeral services were held from the Wright home Tuesday and the body was taken to Elkhorn City for burial. Mr. Wright took an active part in the church life of his community, being an elder in the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. W. E. Donaldson officiated a the services assisted by the Rev. Mr. McCallister of Johnson City, TN. He is survived by his wife, one son, Willard Wright, and 3 daughters, Mrs. B. F. Keith and Virginia and Juanita Wright. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1935

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AKERS, Nellie
Mrs. Nellie Akers, 33, wife of Ballard Akers and her infant child died Monday in a hospital in Williamson, WV. Mrs. Akers, who lived at New Howard, was Miss Nellie Dotson, prior to her marriage. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dotson of Big Shoals, KY. Surviving are the husband, and 7 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

BARRETT, I.C.
Pikeville, KY—I.C. Barrett, 78, died of heart trouble here Saturday morning after a few days illness and Mrs. Sarah Martin, about the same age, died at her home on Indian Creek at Wales, KY. Both belonged to prominent families. Mr. Barrett, a native of Tazewell County, VA, came to Pike County and settled at Phelps, 35 years ago. His wife, who was the daughter of Rev. William P. Walker, circuit rider of the Tazewell district of Virginia, died here in 1918. One son, W. W. Barrett is a leading attorney at the Pikeville bar. C. F. Barrett, federal employee, Williamson, WV and James T. Barrett, merchant, Huntington, WV. Daughters surviving are Mrs. Dr. W.A. Dotson and Viola Barrett, Pikeville and Mrs. Iva Shuler, Freeburn. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

BEVINS, Fred
Pikeville, KY—June 17—Fred Bevins, 38, of McAndrews, a mine foreman, died at a hospital here of a fractured skull suffered Sunday when a motorcycle he was riding slid from beneath him on a curve a mile and a half east of here. Rain was falling at the time and the road was slippery. Bevins leaves a wife and 3 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

BLACKBURN, Tilden
Tilden E. Blackburn, of Goody, Pike County, truck driver for the R. & L Furniture Company, Williamson, died Thursday in the hospital following an illness of 3 weeks. Mr. Blackburn was a son of the late Harlan Blackburn. He leaves his widow and 6 children, Burgess, Hazel, Margaret, William, Robert and Bernard. Mr. Blackburn was suffering from an infected toenail and entered the hospital 2 days before his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

BOND, Esther Lenore
Miss Eshter Lenore Bond, 21, who enrolled last week at the University of Kentucky summer school, died at 7:30 Monday night at St. Joseph’s hospital in Lexington after a brief illness. She was stricken ill on Sunday. Miss Bond, a teacher last year at McDowell, Floyd County, was a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Bond, formerly of Prestonsburg. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Misses Dixie M. and Dorothy C. Bond, both students at the university and 2 brothers, O. P. Bond and J. D. Bond attorneys at Prestonsburg. Dr. and Mrs. Bond and their daughters recently moved from Louisa to Lexington so the girls could attend the university. Miss Bond was a graduate of Bethel Women’s College at Hopkinsville and also had attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College at Richmond and Cumberland College at Williamsburg. The body was taken to Prestonsburg for funeral services at 3 Wednesday afternoon at Cole Memorial Baptist church in that city. Rev. W. c. Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Catlettsburg, of which Miss Bond was a member, officiated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

BORDERS, Arch
Arch Borders, 75 years old, of Richardson, died Wednesday evening, Jun 19 at 5 o’clock, following an illness of about 7 hours. He was found in his barn suffering from an injury to his head. It is not known whether he had been struck by someone or had fallen. He regained consciousness, but was unable to give the cause of the happening. Mr. Borders was the son of the late John L. and Rilda Preston Borders. He is survived by his widow, Mary Jane Borders, to whom had been married 55 years, 2 daughters, Mrs. Nathan Meade and Mrs. Sam Stapleton of Richardson; 2 sisters, Mrs. Julia Grant of Russell and Mrs. Hester Preston of Milo. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 o’clock at the Lick Branch Church with Rev. Whitlock and Rev. Charley Preston officiating. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 30 years and was a member of Peach Orchard Lodge No. 230 I.O.O.F. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

BUTLER, Garfield
Garfield Butler passed away on Thursday night of last week after an illness of several weeks, part of which time was spent at the home of his brother, Barnes Butler in Louisa. He was 73 years old and is survived by his wife and 2 sons, Clyde Butler of Preece, KY and Russell Butler of Cincinnati, OH and 2 daughters, Mrs. Bill Clickey and Mrs. Sidney Cornell, of Southgate, KY and one sister, Mrs. Rose Woods, of Jean. Also 4 brothers, Barnes Butler of Louisa, Raleigh Butler of Blaine, Robert Butler of Los Angeles, CA and Colfax Butler of Paintsville. Funeral services was conducted Saturday afternoon at Paintsville at the Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Burns Conley officiating. He was the son of the late John and Edith Ellen Dixon. He had been a member of the Christian church for 30 years and was a member of the I.O.O. F. order members officiating at the burial. Interment was in the Dixon Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

CALDWELL, Alberta
Mrs. Alberta Caldwell, 75 year old life long resident of Boyd County, passed away suddenly at the home of Mr. William Caldwell, Catlettsburg, Thursday night. Death came very peacefully after only a few minutes suffering from an acute heart attack. The news of her sudden passing came as a distinct shock to her family and friends who loved her as a good Christian mother and friend. Mrs. Caldwell was a devoted member of the Grassland M. E. Church, South, having belonged to that church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. P. Caldwell 10 years ago. She is survived by 5 sons, John of Olive Hill, Allen of Moncio, WV, Will of Rush, Charley of Louisa and Ernest of Columbus, OH; 3 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Leslie of Estill, Mrs. Maggie Waddell of Webbville and Mrs. Fannie White of Ashland Two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Miller of Ashland and Mrs. Roxie Powell of Columbus, OH and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Grassland Church in charge of Rev. Allen, pastor. Burial was in the Caldwell Cemetery on Bear Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

CANTRELL, Goebel
Goebel Cantrell, 35, died Monday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of 5 days. Mr. Cantrell a railway switchman, was born in Johnson County, Apr 18, 1900. He was employed for 10 years at Armco. His parents were Lee and Emiline Williams Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted from the home with Rev. Joseph Hagin officiating. Interment followed in an Ashland Cemetery Wednesday. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Sallie Cantrell; one daughter, Opal, 2 sisters, Mrs. George Lakin of Hanging Rock, OH and Mrs. Boss Maynard and one brother, James Cantrell. Pallbearers were fellow workers from his department at Armco. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

CASTLE, Mrs. Homer
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Homer Castle, 49 years old of Martin, died at her home there May 29 after an illness of several months. Her condition had been serious for weeks and her death was not unexpected. Mr. Castle preceded her in death 2 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Huff Cemetery near Paintsville Thursday afternoon where she was buried. Mrs. Castle was a resident of Paintsville for many years. She moved with her husband to Martin several years ago and resided there until the time of her death. Surviving are her children, Chester, James Maurice and Wayne Castle.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

CENTERS, Isaac
Two resident of Prestonsburg were killed and 5 others were slightly injured when a truck in which they were riding, en route from Prestonsburg to Borderland, WV was wrecked at the moth of Coon Creek, Pike County. The dead—Isaac Center, 75 years old and Susan Holt Newsom, 30 years old. The injured—Mrs. Fred Caudill and 2 sons, Elmer and John, Borderland, WV formerly of Prestonsburg; Hilda Newsom, 19 months old daughter of Mrs. Newman and Mary Wallen of Prestonsburg. Their injuries were not serious. The truck was wrecked, it was said, when a wheel struck a boulder which had slid into the highway and the machine dropped over a 30 foot embankment. Ed Daniels, driver of the truck, had come to Prestonsburg to take Mr. Centers and others to Borderland. Mr. Centers died in a Williamson, WV hospital a few hours after the wreck as a result of chest injuries. Mrs. Newman succumbed at the Methodist hospital, Pikeville to the injuries Monday night. Body of Mr. Centers was returned here to the home of his grandson, Isaac Caudill, from which funeral rites were conducted Monday. Burial was made in West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Burial of Mrs. Newson was at Wheelwright Tuesday. Mr. Centers had been a resident of Prestonsburg for a number of years, was a good citizen and held the friendship of all who knew him. He is survived by 3 daughters and one son, Fred Caudill, Borderland, Mrs. Henry Collins of Bull Creek, Mrs. George Jarvis of West Virginia, and Piercy Centers of Greenup County. One brother, George Centers resides in Lexington. Mrs. Centers died 6 months ago. Mrs. Holt, other victim of the wreck, was a daughter of Evan and Rhoda Holt. She is survived by her husband, Craig Newsom and 3 children, Hager, William and Hilda. One brother, David Holt and a sister, Mrs. Amos Burchett both of Wheelwright, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

CLAY, J. W.
J. W. Clay, 75 years of age, passed away Thursday morning at the home of his son, Denver Clay, in Louisa, where he had made his home for the past 16 years. He was found dead in bed. Mr. Clay had suffered from heart disease the past 8 years. He was the son of the late Evans P. and Rebecca Strothers Clay. He moved to Louisa from Bear Creek. Mr. Clay was married to Miss Ida Newman in 1888 by whom he is survived; also 4 daughters, Mrs. Bert Hampton of Louisa; Mrs. Lester Lovely of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Ercel Roberts of Louisa and Mrs. Emery Kirk of Estep; 2 sons, Denver Clay, Louisa, and Virgil Clay, Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lee Compton, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Robert Strother, Vanceburg and a brother, M. B. Clay of Bolts Fork. Funeral services will be held from the home of his son, Denver Clay, next Sunday at 2. Interment following in the Bolts Fork cemetery at the Lawrence-Boyd County line on the Mayo trail and will be under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since 1893. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

COFFEY, Willis
Willis Coffey, age 16 years, was fatally injured in an automobile accident late last Sunday afternoon near Mavity, on the Mayo Trail. Three others in the same truck which belonged to Worth Blankenship, of Louisa, received injuries. They were returning from Ashland and it is said a truck hauling scrap iron forced them off the road at a curve, and over an embankment. Coffey was taken to a hospital in Ashland where he died at 9:30 that night. He was the son of Arthur Coffey, a former jailer of this county. Tommy Frasher, 23, son of Evans Frasher of Louisa, was driving. Among other injuries he suffered a crushed arm necessitating amputation just above the elbow. This was done at Riverview hospital where the men were brought soon after the accident. Worth Blankenship received cuts about the eyes, but was able to return to his home on Lock Avenue in Louisa. E. Akers of Grethel, Floyd County was severely injured. The funeral of Coffey was held from Trinity Church near their home on Wednesday and burial was in the Shortridge Cemetery on East Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

COLEGROVE, William
William Colegrove, 69 years old, of Kellogg, dropped death Wednesday night as he was leaving a church at Kellogg, where he had attended services. Mr. Colegrove was born in Carter County, KY, and was married to Deliah Smith of Pike County, who has been dead 20 years. To this union was born one son, Daniel Colegrove, who lives in Ceredo. He is also survived by the second wife, Mrs. Mollie Colegrove, of Welch. He was converted last year at the Kellogg Holiness Church and united with that church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

COLLINSWORTH, Flora
Mrs. Flora Collinsworth, 44 years of age of Prichard, Wayne County, who died at her home there Sunday was buried Wednesday in the Prichard Cemetery following funeral services at the Prichard Church. Rev. Henry Mullens of Wayne officiated. Surviving are the husband, 6 sons, Edgar, Harold and Bernard Collinsworth of Prichard, Herman Collinsworth of Dayton, OH, and Rupert Collinsworth of Sington, China, a daughter, Miss Opal Collinsworth at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

COPLEY, Mrs. M. C.
Catlettsburg—Mrs. M. C. Copley of Warfield, KY, died Saturday afternoon at the Marting hospital in Ironton, OH following an illness of several months. Mrs. Copley was a former resident of Catlettsburg. The deceased is survived by her husband, M. C. Copley of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois Brown of Kermit, WV, and Miss Pauline Copley of Warfield a son, Howard Copley of Warfield and 2 brothers, John Robinette of Wilsondale, WV and James Robinette, of Mallory, WV. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at Warfield Monday afternoon at 2 with burial following in the Warfield cemetery. Rev. Marcum of Kermit, WV was in charge of the service. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

CORDIAL, R. A.
R. A. Cordial , 38, of Hager Hill, died at his home Thursday after an illness of some time. Funeral services were held Friday at the home of Wilson Salyer and conducted by the Rev. Arthur Green. The body was taken to Glen Dale, WV for burial Saturday. Mr. Cordial is survived by his wife and 3 children. He was in the insurance business. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

CRAWFORD, Nellie
Mrs. Nellie Crawford, 25, wife of Ike Crawford, McAndrews, KY, died Monday on the way to a hospital. Mrs. Crawford was before marriage, Miss Nellie Lowe, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lowe of McVeigh. Mrs. Crawford had 3 sisters, Mrs. E. C. Board on Sprigg, Mrs. J. H. Bevins of Filbert, WV and Mrs. Henry Love of Rocky Mount. Two half brothers, also, survive. They are George Fritch of Belfry and John Fritch of Pinson Fork. Funeral services were held from the home at McAndrews with the Rev.  Eggleston officiating. Burial in the Taylor Cemetery Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

CRUM, Mrs. Paul
Mrs. Paul Crum of West Van Lear died at her home. She had been in poor health for a long time and her condition gradually became worse until her death. She was 39 years old and had no children. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home of Scott P. Duncan and burial in the family cemetery near West Van Lear. The Rev. DeHart of West Van Lear officiated. Mrs. Crum was the sister of Scott P. Duncan of West Van Lear and she and her husband made their home with him. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. John M. Duncan, her brother and one sister, Mrs. Joe Caulson, all of West Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

CUNNINGHAM, Isaac
Mr. Isaac Cunningham, aged 68 years, passed away at this home at Tuscola Tuesday night, his death following an illness of the past year. He was able to be out until a short time ago. He was a native of Jackson County, WV and came to this county about 45 years ago. He had been a teacher in the Lawrence County schools for 36 years. Mr. Cunningham had been a correspondent for this newspaper more than a quarter of a century signing his letters “ Old Lem Jucklins.” He is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Ratcliff, Mrs. Arthur Nicholas, Mrs. Marie Lowman and Miss Lorna Cunningham and one son, Luther of Norwood, Cincinnati, OH. Three brothers, N. B. Cunningham, Omega, OH, W. E. Cunningham, Denton, KY, and Rev. Joel Cunningham, Ashland. Also four sisters, Mrs. E. E. Jordan, Tuscola, Mrs. Sarah Jordan, Advent, WV, Mrs. Carrie Taylor, Elk View, WV and Mrs. Hattie Taylor, Walton. Funeral services from the home at 1 on Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. D. L. Brainard of Louisa, Rev. Vanhorn and Rev. Crabtree officiating, with interment in the family cemetery there under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

CURRY, Wilson
Funeral services were conducted for Wilson Curry, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Curry who was drowned Tuesday near Matewan, when he dived into a deep hole of water. The body was recovered about a mile from the place where he disappeared. Burial was in a cemetery near Delbarton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

DAVIS, James Lafayette
James Lafayette Davis, 77 years old, father of Will E. Davis, superintendent of the Howard Colliery, Chattaroy, died Tuesday at his home in Columbus, OH. Mr. Davis was advised of his father’s illness and left at once for Columbus. Until recently decedent was in good health and not long ago visited his son at Chattaroy. An infected ear was the immediate cause of his fatal illness. Mrs. J. D. Lawrence, a granddaughter, left for Columbus to attend the funeral Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

DESKINS, Earl
Funeral services for Earl Deskins, miner, who was drowned in the Guyan River at Man Sunday, were held Wednesday at Lenore, with the Rev. Wallace Johnson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lenore. Deskins, 30 years old, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Deskins of Cassie, WV and by 8 sisters and brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

DORTON, Sarah (Fletcher)
Mrs. Sarah Fletcher Dorton, 68 years old, mother of D. H. Dorton, cashier of the Second National Bank of Paintsville died at the home of her son, Orab Dorton, at Taylor, KY Sunday. Her death was due to heart failure and she had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Dorton was preceded in death by her husband, W. H. Dorton, 4 years ago. She spent the greater part of her life at Red Bush where her family was reared. Lat winter, she spent in Chicago with her son, A. G. T. Dorton. Funeral services were held at Fullerton and burial was in the family cemetery there. She is survived by 9 sons and 4 daughters. They are Mrs. J. G. Coldiron, Fayettsville, OH, Mrs. Ira Lester, Skaggs, Mrs. Marvin Hill of Martha, Mrs. Sanford Smith Columbus, OH, D. H. Dorton of Paintsville, J. R. Dorton of Red Bush, Thomas Dorton of Kansas City, MO, Harry Dorton of Fayetteville, OH, A. G. T. Dorton of Chicago, Harry Dorton of Martha, Orbie Dorton of Taylor, Okie Dorton of Wayland and John A. Dorton of Salyersville. Mrs. Dorton was a widely known and prominent citizen of Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

ELLINGTON, Mrs. J. C.
Mrs. J. C. Ellington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Dooley, born at Peach Orchard, KY, Dec 16, 1853, died Sunday May 26, 1935 at the age of 82 years. At the age of 17 she was married to Lewis Fleming Bradley. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Alice Withrow, of Olive Hill. Mr. Bradley died in Indianapolis, IN of typhoid fever in the year of 1874. She was married for the second time to J. C. Ellington of Greenup. To this union was born 2 children, now deceased. Mr. Ellington died at Morehead in 1900. She had been a member of the Holiness Church since she was 44 years of age. Her funeral was conducted at the Church of God at Morehead, Wednesday by Rev. Lyon and burial was at Morehead. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

EVANS, W. A.
W. A. Evans, 35, formerly of Williamson, WV, is dead, his wife is critically ill with a broken back and two of his children were hurt as the result of an accident near Gallipolis, OH, late Sunday. Mr. Evans was connected with the Huntington branch of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company having been transferred there last January from Williamson office. He was a clerk at N & W station at Kermit, WV several years. They were returning to their homes from a visit to Marietta, OH. As they approached a side road with Henry Bowens of Ironton, OH driving Evans’ car, another car driven by a woman appeared from the side road and collided with the Evans car. The Evans car ran for a distance of about 100 feet and overturned 3 or 4 times. The driver was not hurt. Mr. Evans was rushed to the hospital suffering from a fractured skull, chest injuries and severe cuts and bruises. Death occurred at 5 a.m. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Bowens, who were riding in the car, escaped serious injury. Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Bowens are sisters, being daughters of Morgan Curry of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

HAM, Shirley (Graves)
Mrs. Shirley Graves Ham, 25, wife of Charles Ham of Georges Creek, died in a Louisa hospital Monday night after an illness of 4 days. She was a daughter of Walter and Louisa Miller Graves of Georges Creek. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Preston Cemetery on Georges Creek where interment was made. She is survived by her husband, a 3 day old daughter, Genoa Lou; her parents; 2 sisters, Mrs. Worth Adams, of Georges Creek and Mrs. Vaughan Borders of Patrick, KY and by 4 brothers, William, John H., Lindsey and Arch and Walter Jackson Graves at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

HARRIS, George
A long illness with cancer of the breast proved fatal to George Harris, well known resident of Warfield, KY. Mr. Harris had been a resident of the community for over 20 years. For the past 2 years he had been an invalid due to his illness. Mr. Harris leaves his wife, Mrs. Jennie Harris and 2 children, Thelma Harris and Elmer Harris. He also leaves one sister and 4 brothers. The sister is Mrs. Kennedy of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 from the Methodist Church at Warfield and burial took place in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

HARRIS, Jack
Prestonsburg, KY—Within 10 minutes after he had been shot in the region of his heat by a ,38 calibre revolver bullet fired by Harry Lee Leslie, Jack Harris, 53,died Saturday. The shooting took place in front of the store operated in Emma by W. J. Lafferty, where the 2 men had met and engaged, it is said, in an argument. Leslie, a son of L. C. Leslie, veteran Floyd County teacher and one of the county’s best citizens surrendered to authorities and was granted $10,000 bond. The victim was a member of the county’s largest and best known families. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Fisher, of Louisville, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bev Burchett and Mrs. Bartram Porter, of Emma and one brother, Ballard Harris of Emma. His wife preceded him in death about 2 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

HAY, E. W.
E. W. Hay, 38 years of age, died at his home in Kenova. He had been ill about 8 weeks. Funeral services were conducted at the Regular Baptist Church in Kenova, Thursday, Rev. C. Cole, of Huntington, officiated and burial was made in the Patrick Creek cemetery. Mr. Hay is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Hay of Kiahaville, Wayne County, his wife, Mrs. Gracie Hay, 6 children, Wilferd, Lilly, Kenneth, Ernest and Raymond Hay, all of Kenova and Mrs. Donald Merit of Ona, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. B. Cade of Huntington and Mrs. Oliver Murphy of Edmond, WV and 4 brothers, Millard Hay of Prichard, Wayne county, William C. Hay of Proctorville, OH and Albert Hay of Elverton, WV also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

HERALD, Clint
Clint Herald, 73 years old, succumbed at his home in West Prestonsburg Saturday, a victim of a complication of ailments from which he had suffered for more than a year. Mr. Herald had been a blacksmith for many years and was known as one of the county’s best citizens. He was united with the Baptist Church 58 years ago and lived the life of a devout Christian. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Maggie Herald, 5 sons and one daughter, Jeff, Will, James and Ballard Herald all of West Portsmouth and Frank Herald, of Greenup County, and Mrs. J. M. Puckett, Carey, OH. One brother, John Herald of Prestonsburg, also survives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

HICKS, Myrtle
Mrs. Myrtle Hicks, 39, a native of Johnson County, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Rice, Ashland, Saturday. She had been ill the past few weeks. Mrs. Hicks moved to Ashland at the age of 9 with the family. She leaves one son, Charles Hicks, 3 sisters, Mrs. Kelly Dixon, Miss Allie Rice and Mrs. Pearl Click; 2 brothers H. B. and Alex Rice and her mother, all of Ashland. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted from the Rice home on Holt Street Monday and burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

HONAKER, Rebecca
Rebecca Honaker, 75 years old, life time resident of Pike County and wife of G.W. Honaker, died Tuesday at her home on Burning Fork, near Zebulon, following a stroke of paralysis a year ago. Pneumonia developed a few days before her death. Mrs. Honaker was the daughter of Squire Ratliff and Rosa Ann Ratliff and was born Jan 7, 1860. She was the mother of 8 children, all sons, 7 of whom survive her. They are R. M. Davis of Williamson, WV, Adron Davis of Hager Hill, Al Davis of Portsmouth, OH, Wess Davis of Pikeville, T. M. Honaker of Portsmouth, OH, B. C. Honaker of Zebulon and J.B. Honaker of Pikeville. She is also survived by her husband. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

KENDRICK, Arthur
Glo, KY—Arthur, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kendrick, died Friday morning after an illness of only 17 hours. His illness began with convulsions and continued to the end. Local physicians rendered all humanly aid at hand but to no avail. The summons came and was answered. Burial followed at Estill late Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

LAMBERT, Mrs. E. L. (Martha Louise Bates)
Mrs. E. L. Lambert of Van Lear, KY died Monday afternoon at 4:30 in a Paintsville hospital. Mrs. Lambert, who was born and reared in Ashland, was 53 years old. She was the daughter of the late C. P. and Katherine Bates of Oakview and was before her marriage Martha Louise Bates. Surviving are the husband, Mr. Lambert and a large family. Mrs. Frank Mansfield of Gartin Avenue, Ashland, being one of the daughters. The deceased is a sister of Mrs. E. C. Jones, Mrs. A. B. rice and Mr. O. T. Bates all of Ashland. Funeral services were at 2 Wednesday afternoon at the Oakview M. E. Church, South, with burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

LAMBERT, Martha
Mrs. Martha Lambert, 80 years of age, prominent resident of the Estep neighborhood, died at her home at Estep Friday afternoon at 2 after an illness sof one week. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. George Fannin of Estep, Mrs. Kent Stewart of Ashland and Mrs. Eugene Queen of Louisa and 2 sons, B. D. Lambert of Danville, KY and Charlie Lambert of Estep, and by one sister, Mrs. Pamelia Christian of Yatesville. Mrs. Lambert was the widow of the late P. F. Lambert, who died in 1908. Funeral rites were held from the Garrett Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. L. D. Roe officiating and burial followed in the family cemetery at Estep under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

MARCUM, Tennessee
Mrs. Tennessee Marcum, 72, wife of William Marcum, died Monday at her home in Chattaroy. She was stricken with an attack of high blood pressure. Burial was at Lick Creek, WV following funeral service at 10 Tuesday. Mrs. Marcum, long resident of that county, is survived by her husband, William Marcum, a daughter and son, Sally and Columbus Marcum, both of Chattaroy and by 2 other daughters, Lydia Marcum of Mallory and Mary Ann Stacy of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

MARTIN, Sarah
Pikeville, KY—I.C. Barrett, 78, died of heart trouble here Saturday morning after a few days illness and Mrs. Sarah Martin, about the same age, died at her home on Indian Creek at Wales, KY. Both belonged to prominent families. Mrs. Martin was the widow of Grant Martin, who was killed near his home when he stepped from the running board of an automobile while on his way to church last summer. One of her sons, Frank, died of an injury suffered while cutting mine trees a few months ago. She never rallied from the shock she suffered from these accidents. She is survived by 6 sons, Jonah, Syl, Curtis, tom, Milford and John Martin and by 2 daughters, Mrs. Crit Tackett of Wales, KY and Mrs. John Hopkins of Wise, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

MAYS, Nancy Jane
Catlettsburg, KY—Mrs. Nancy Jane Mays, known to be Boyd County’s oldest resident and believed to be the oldest woman in this section of Kentucky died Friday morning at 10:30 at the age of 105 years. She had been ill but a short time. Death occurred at the home of her grandson, William Mays. Mrs. Mays was born in Logan County, VA, moved from there to West Virginia and from West Virginia to Louisa, KY. After residing in Louisa for many years she came to Catlettsburg and had lived here for the past 45 years. She is the widow of Henry C. Mays, Civil War veteran who died at the age of 88. Mrs. Mays is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Silda Burchett, of White House, KY, who recently celebrated her 89th birthday, 2 grandchildren, Richard (Dick) Mays, Catlettsburg barber, and William Mays, also of Catlettsburg, one great-great grandson, Billy Lynn Page of this city. Mrs. Mays had but 2 children, the second child being Mrs. Sarah Ann Mays, mother of William and Richard Mays, who died last February at the age of 77 years. Short funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the grave in the Neal Cemetery on England Hill. Rev. Earl Delaney officiated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

MCCOY, Juanita
Miss Juanita McCoy, popular Williamson young lady, died Saturday in St. Mary’s hospital at Huntington, following a brief illness of peritonitis following appendicitis. The young girl had been in the hospital less than a week and but few of her friends realized the seriousness of her condition. No operation was performed, it was said, due to her weakened condition. Peritonitis developed from a ruptured appendix according to nurses of the hospital. Juanita was graduated with the 1927 class of Williamson High School. For several months she had been employed as a stenographer in the Williamson office of the FERA. Her father and a sister, Mrs. Normal Milem, preceded her in death. She leaves her mother, Mrs. McDonald McCoy and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ralph W. Reed, of Frankfort, IN, Mrs. C. B. Cooke and Leroy and Bert McCoy of Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7,1935

MCDANIELS, Fannie (Thompson)
Mrs. P. A. McDaniels, 53, passed away last Saturday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Rachel Thompson of Fullers. Her death followed a lingering illness of 3 years or more. Before marriage, Mrs. McDaniels was Miss Fannie Thompson and was a popular teacher in the Lawrence County schools. She was a daughter of the late County Judge John H. Thompson and Mrs. Rachel Thompson. She had been a member of the First Christian Church at Portsmouth, OH several years. Mrs. McDaniels is survived by her husband, Mr. P. A. McDaniels of Clifton Forge, VA, 2 sisters, Mrs. Albert Elkins of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Hobart Sampson of Pittsburgh, PA and a brother, Robert Thompson of Potter. Impressive funeral services were conducted from the Thompson home on Monday afternoon by Rev. John Billups and interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

MCGUIRE, James
Pikeville, KY—Injuries suffered when several tons of slate and rock crushed him while at work in a mine at Weeksbury at 1 Saturday morning claimed the life of James McGuire, 27 years old, three hours later. McGuire’s death was attributed to a fractured skull and a crushed pelvis. Born in Alabama on Jul 27, 1907 McGuire came to Kentucky several years ago and formerly resided in the Gaskill section near Jenkins. He had been employed in mines for many years but had not been working at Weeksbury only a short time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

MCKENZIE, Charlie
West Liberty, KY—Charlie McKenzie, a member of the Morgan County board of education, died at his home in West Liberty Monday. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday. Burial in the family cemetery on the Elk Fork near the home of his brother, Dan McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie is survived by his wife and 2 daughters. He was 63 years old and was a son of the late Oscar McKenzie, who served Morgan County as sheriff and county judge. He was a brother of Mrs. Tom Caskey of near Morehead, and Mrs. Alice Keeton of Lenox and is survived by 6 brothers, Clay, Henry, Mack, Chester, Dan and John McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie was elected a member of the board of education in November 1933. He had been in ill health for some time and about a month ago he had a slight stroke of paralysis which gradually grew worse. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

MITCHELL, Jennie
Mrs. Jennie Mitchell, 43 years of age, of Kenova, died at the home of her brother, F. J. Brown, near Crum, Jun 4th after an illness which lasted several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Crum, Rev. C. C. Payne of Kenova, officiating. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, J. M. Mitchell, one brother, F. M. Brown, of Crum and one sister, Mrs. Hense Pack of Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

MUSIC, Russell
Russell Music, Jr., 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Music, of Van Lear died in a Huntington hospital. The child had been brought to the Paintsville hospital suffering from having a pin lodged in his throat. Dr. Akin took him to Huntington for an operation for the removal of the pin. The pin was removed and his recovery was hopeful but he developed complication and succumbed. He had been suffering for about a week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

NEELEY, Lawrence Douglas
Prestonsburg, KY--Lawrence Douglas Neeley, 10 years old, only child of T. E. and Mrs. Marie Hackworth Neeley, of this place, died a the Marting hospital Monday after several days of suffering from an ailment which baffled definite diagnosis. Becoming ill May 28, the child was taken to the hospital on the following day. His death was variously ascribed to infantile paralysis and chorea by the 5 specialists called into consultation in an effort to effect his cure, and one of these held it was probable that anti-rabies serum administered after he had been bitten by a dog aggravated his case. The little victim was in the 6th grade in school here and an only child, was the idol of his parents, as well as the favorite of all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted Thursday. The body was taken to the Hackworth Cemetery on Abbott for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

NEWSOM, Susan (Holt)
Two resident of Prestonsburg were killed and 5 others were slightly injured when a truck in which they were riding, en route from Prestonsburg to Borderland, WV was wrecked at the moth of Coon Creek, Pike County. The dead—Isaac Center, 75 years old and Susan Holt Newsom, 30 years old. The injured—Mrs. Fred Caudill and 2 sons, Elmer and John, Borderland, WV formerly of Prestonsburg; Hilda Newsom, 19 months old daughter of Mrs. Newman and Mary Wallen of Prestonsburg. Their injuries were not serious. The truck was wrecked, it was said, when a wheel struck a boulder which had slid into the highway and the machine dropped over a 30 foot embankment. Ed Daniels, driver of the truck, had come to Prestonsburg to take Mr. Centers and others to Borderland. Mr. Centers died in a Williamson, WV hospital a few hours after the wreck as a result of chest injuries. Mrs. Newman succumbed at the Methodist hospital, Pikeville to the injuries Monday night. Body of Mr. Centers was returned here to the home of his grandson, Isaac Caudill, from which funeral rites were conducted Monday. Burial was made in West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Burial of Mrs. Newson was at Wheelwright Tuesday. Mr. Centers had been a resident of Prestonsburg for a number of years, was a good citizen and held the friendship of all who knew him. He is survived by 3 daughters and one son, Fred Caudill, Borderland, Mrs. Henry Collins of Bull Creek, Mrs. George Jarvis of West Virginia, and Piercy Centers of Greenup County. One brother, George Centers resides in Lexington. Mrs. Centers died 6 months ago. Mrs. Holt, other victim of the wreck, was a daughter of Evan and Rhoda Holt. She is survived by her husband, Craig Newsom and 3 children, Hager, William and Hilda. One brother, David Holt and a sister, Mrs. Amos Burchett both of Wheelwright, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

NOE, Gilbert
Gilbert Noe, 63 years old, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Jane Noe, of Wayne, Jun 18. Mr. Noe was stricken with paralysis a few days before his death. In addition to his mother, 2 brothers and one sister survive. James and Jasper Noe and Mrs. Clara h. Mulligan. Burial was in the Wayne Cemetery Wednesday. Services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Farmer at the residence. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

O’DANIEL, William
William O’Daniel, one of Lawrence County’s oldest and most prominent farmers, died Thursday Jun 13 at his home at Hewlette, after a 2 year illness. Mr. O’Daniel was 81 years old. He was born in Lawrence County and had resided there all his life. Mr. O’Daniel’s wife preceded him in death 2 years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Lucinda O’Daniel of Hewlett, a brother, Thomas L. O’Daniel of Yatesville and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Nunley of Buchanan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 10 with Rev. Cassidy of Fallsburg, KY in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Harmon graveyard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

OSBURN, Tokie
Miss Tokie Osburn 21 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Osburn, of West Huntington, was drowned in the Ohio River at Huntington, May 29, when a skiff in which she was riding capsized. Three companions, Boyd Thompson, Miss Marie McDonald, and John White were saved from drowning by the prompt efforts of 4 men in 2 row boats who went to their assistance. The boat in which the 2 men and 2 women were riding was but 12 feet long. Witnesses said it was capsized when Miss Osburn stood up and one of her companions stood up with her and admonished her to sit down. The body was recovered 45 minutes after the boat capsized. Miss Osburn was to have been married Jun 1, the day she was buried to John White, one of the companions in the boat. It is said the Mr. White jumped in the river twice the day after Miss Osburn was drowned, trying to commit suicide. The deceased was a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hutchinson, of East Lynn. Burial was in the Sellards Cemetery near East Lynn. Wayne News, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

OWENS, Mrs. Clover (Givens)
Funeral services were held Monday at Manchester, OH for Mrs. O. E. Owens, wife of Dr. O. E. Owens of Williamson, following her death which occurred Friday night in Christ hospital in Cincinnati, OH form an illness with a throat affliction and heart disease. The Rev. A. H. Robinson, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated at the services. A number of people from Williamson attended. Mrs. Owens, who was Miss Clover Givens, before marriage, leaves a daughter, Elizabeth, 4, and her husband, also her mother, Mrs. A. O. Givens of Galas, VA.  Mrs. Owens was prominently known and took an active part in church work and in the affairs of the Williamson Woman’s Club. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

RATLIFF, Arminda (Murphy)
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Arminda Ratliff, 81 years old, a life long resident of Pike County, died at the home of her son, Rev. G. C. Ratliff, here Tuesday following a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. Ratliff had been in failing health since 1932. Born in Pike County on May 22, 1854, she was the daughter of John and Polly Romey Murphy. More than a half century ago she was married to W. M. Ratliff who preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Rev. G.C. Ratliff, with whom she made her home and one daughter, Mrs. E. L. France also of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

RIFFETH, Mrs. John
Glo, KY—Mrs. John Riffeth, who with her husband recently moved here from Estill, died Friday of last week at her home after a brief illness followed by a paralytic stroke which soon brought to an end her earthly suffering and carried her into the “land where we never grow old. She was buried in the Martin Branch Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. Meade performing the funeral rites. Her husband together with many friends mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

ROSS, John D.
John D. Ross, 60 years old, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tom Queen, in Ashland. He had been an invalid for the past 10 years and his death was not unexpected. The deceased was the son of W. T. and Mary Frances Ross and had lived most of his life at Rush, KY. He was born Jul 6, 1875. Mr. Ross was a member of the Methodist church of East Fork, Boyd County. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Tom Queen and Mrs. Clyde Bolt of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Pope of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Sudie Leslie of Wenatchee, WA, and 5 brothers, Edward and Allen Ross of Catlettsburg, Henry, Frank and Paul Ross of Rush. Funeral services were conducted from the Ross Chapel at Bolt’s Fork at 2 Tuesday. The services were in charge of Rev. Peters. Burial was in the Ross family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

SAVAGE, Chris
The body of Chris (Buster) Savage, 22 of Borderland, drowned in Tug River near Nolan Sunday night, was taken Tuesday night to Fallsburg where burial services were conducted Wednesday. An inquest was conducted over the body by Magistrate W. R. Copley and the verdict of the jury was that Savage came to his death as the result of drowning. The inquest was held at the point where the body was removed from the river. Savage leaves his mother, Mrs. Martha Savage, of Borderland, and several brother and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

SEE, Mary Elizabeth (Hale)
The death of Mrs. Henry See occurred last Sunday evening at 8 in a hospital in Ashland, were she had been taken that morning after a brief illness. She died about 6 hours following an operation for intestinal trouble. Word of her passing was received with widespread sorrow as she was beloved by all her acquaintances. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hale See was the daughter of Mr. Millard F. and Mrs. Mary Hale and had spent most of her life in Louisa. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. E. church with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating and the Rebekahs had their ritual at the church. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. See is survived by her husband and one son, Henry H. See, Jr., her parents and 3 sisters, Mrs. Everett Thompson, of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Harry H. Roberts and Mrs. Mae Hale Atkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

SKAGGS, James R.
The grandfather of Dr. C. E. Skaggs of Louisa, did recently in Kansas. The following is from the Fredonia, KS Herald: James R. Skaggs, son of James and Rebecca Skaggs was born Mar 31, 1845 near Union, WV and departed from this life at his home one mile east of Fredonia, Jun 4, 1935, having reached the age of 90 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was the oldest of 10 children only 2 of whom survive, a brother Joseph L. Skaggs of Fredonia and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Staples of Ritsel, WA. During the Civil War, though only a young boy, he served 3 ½ years in the Confederate army as a private soldier. Two years of this time were in Co., C 31st battalion and the rest of his service was in Co. B of the 21st Virginia Cavalry. He was married to Mrs. Rebecca Boley to which union 4 children were born, John, who died Feb 8, 1898 and Addison, who died Apr 12, 1933. Mrs. Linda Bryant and Mrs. Laura Griffith, the two daughters, both live near Daniels, WV. His wife Mrs. Rebecca Skaggs, passed away Dec 13, 1919. In Sep 1920, Mr. Skaggs came to Fredonia to live and since that time has made his home. On May 11, 1921 he was married to Hattie Meadows, who survives him. Besides the 4 children of the home, he also provided a father’s care to his stepson, his fatherless grandson and 11 other homeless boys and girls. Besides his wife, the 2 daughters, the one brother and sister, he is survived by 23 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Claud Skaggs of Shady Springs, Dorsey Skaggs of Crab Orchard, and Frank Skaggs of Beckley, WV drove to Fredonia to attend their grandfather’s funeral, which was held Friday, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist Church and interment was in the Fredonia Cemetery. Members of the American Legion post fired salute at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

SPARKS, Mrs. Pearl Deal
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Pearl Deal Sparks, 25, died at Enterprise Friday. She was born Jun 20, 1910 and was married to Everett Sparks, Mar 22, 1928. She leaves 4 children, Troy, 6, Geraldine, 4, Mildred, 2 ½, and Erie Marie 2 months; her father, Scott Dean, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Sunday morning at Glo, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

STEPP, Elmer
Burial services were conducted Thursday night at Kermit, WV for Elmer Stepp, 57, World War veteran and former state trooper, whose body was found in Tug River at Kermit Thursday afternoon. Stepp had been missing a week and the condition of his body was such that immediate burial was necessary Mr. Step was last seen alive at Kermit May 23. A search was mad but it was supposed that he was in some nearby town or city. Officials of the town were about ready to drag the river when word was received that two boys had found the body about 100 yards above the mouth of Buck Creek. For 8 years he was a member of the West Virginia department of Public Safety. He leaves his wife and 2 children. Stepp is believed to have entered the river about 300 years from the point where the body was found. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 7, 1935

THOMPSON, Elmer Burke
Elmer Burke Thompson, 35 years of age, passed away at this home near Fort Gay, WV on Thursday of last week. His death followed an illness of 18 months. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer Thompson, of route 2, Fort Gay, his widow, Mrs. Ida Bartram Thompson, one son, Ray James. A sister, Mrs. Bascom Boyd lives in Louisa and 2 brothers, Iver and Merlin Thompson at Fort Gay. Following funeral services at the home Saturday interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

THOMPSON, Hazel
Prestonsburg, KY—Miss Hazel Thompson, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Thompson of Wonder, succumbed to an illness of more than a year from tuberculosis. The youthful victim was the seventh of her family to succumb to the disease. Miss Thompson was a member of the Baptist Church and had the friendship of all who knew her. She is survived by her father, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Isaac Stratton and burial was made in the Burchett Cemetery at Wonder. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

THOMPSON, Lafe
Lafe Thompson, aged 69 years, died last Saturday at his home near Webbville, his death following a stroke of paralysis. He was a farmer and well known citizen. Funeral service was conducted Monday morning at 10 from the home, the Revs. Harve Kelly and Fred Vanhorn officiating. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Susie Webb Thompson, 5 daughters, Mrs. Mont Adams, Irad, KY, Mrs. George Holbrook, Webbville, Mrs. Willie Adams, Columbus, OH, and Misses Fannie and Zella at home and 2 sons, Henderson and Jay of Webbville. Also, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bud Wells of Webbville, and Mrs. Farris Moore of Mattie, 3 brothers, John and Dave Thompson of Webbville and Lewis of Holden, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

VANCE, Epp
After an extended illness with caner, death Monday claimed Epp Vance at his home at Thacker Mines, WV. Mr. Vance until recently was employed as a miner at Thacker and was well known throughout the coal fields. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 47 years and for the past 12 years had been an ordained minister. Funeral services by the Rev. Obe Tomblin and burial took place at Blackberry City Tuesday. He was about 50 years of age and leaves his wife and 6 children, Helena, Anna Marie, Lawrence, Cornell, Orville and Merrell Edward all of Thacker Mines. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lee Wright of Glenwood, KY and 2 brothers, Joe Vance and Greenway Vance, both of Matewan, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

VENTERS, James Monroe
An illness of 3 years with a heart ailment and rheumatism claimed the life of James Monroe Venters, 71 years old, at his home at Millard Tuesday. Although Mr. Venters had been in ill health for three years his condition did not become serious until 2 weeks ago. Born in Dickinson County, VA, Mr. Venters was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Venters. He came to Pike County when a youth and had resided her since that time. He had been a member of the Baptist church for several years. Besides his widow, Mrs. Bessie Adkins Venters, he is survived by 4 sons, John E., Lon M., Seldon and Orlando, and by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ola Harris and Mrs. Myrtle Johnson all of Shelbiana. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Jane Wright of Haymond. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

WEBB, Billie
Billie Webb, the 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Webb of Auxier was drowned Thursday, Jun 13, at 1:30 p.m. when he fell out of a boat in which his father was fishing. Funeral services were held Friday by the Rev. Reed at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Haney of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

WEBB, Edna
A horrible tragedy occurred last Friday at Flatwoods, near Greenup, when Mrs. Edna Webb, 32, was killed by Noah Burke, 36, in the Webb home. Burke then shot himself in the head, but is recovering in an Ashland hospital. Mrs. Webb was the mother of 5 children. Two of her little daughters witnessed the murder. They say Burke brought a bunch of flowers to Mrs. Webb, but she resented the offer, and told him to get out of the house, according to the report of the children. He then shot her in the head and turned the weapon upon himself. Marshall Webb, 35, the husband was asleep in the house and was awakened by the shots. He is a C & O fireman and had been out on a night run of his train. He said Burke and he were friends. Recently his wife had told Burke that his frequent calls at the home were obnoxious to her. Mrs. Webb is described as an attractive woman, highly respected. No statement from Burke has yet been made public. He was unconscious for a few days after reaching the hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

WELLMAN, John Leon
The death of John Leon Wellman, aged 22 years, occurred on Thursday night of last week at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wellman in Louisa and was caused by injuries received in an automobile accident near Wayne, WV 6 months ago. He suffered a broken back and was in a hospital for some time for treatment and was later removed to his home. For several weeks he had been able to be out in a wheelchair until about 3 days before his death. Funeral services were conducted at the M. C. Church Monday afternoon by the Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor, and were attended by a large number of friends. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving besides the parents are 2 sisters and 5 brothers, Mrs. George Eberhardt and Mrs. Frank Tutor  of Alexandria, VA; Walter and Clyde Wellman of Washington, D. C. and Kenneth, Lucian and Vernon of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

WHEELER, John
John Wheeler, 24, son of the late C. W. and Mrs. C. W. Wheeler, died at this home in Paintsville at 2:30 Wednesday after an illness of 10 days of pneumonia. Mr. Wheeler was an employee and a stockholder of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company, whish was founded by his father, the late Charles Wesley Wheeler. He was one of the best known young business men in Paintsville and new of his death comes as a shock to his host of friends and relatives. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Bell Wheeler, by his mother, Mrs. C.W. Wheeler, of Paintsville and by 3 sisters, Mrs. J. N. Kennard, of Ashland, Mrs. P. W. Ramsey and Mrs. Maurice Minix of Paintsville and 5 brothers, Melvin Wheeler, Dona, Dola Wheeler of Ashland and H. H. Wheeler, president of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company and Sherman Wheeler, secretary of the company, both of Paintsville. Funeral rites for Wheeler will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 and interment will follow in the Mayo Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler’s wife is a daughter of Rev. J. D. Bell of East Bank, WV, former pastor of the Southern Methodist Church in Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 14, 1935

WILLIAMS, Hazel Garnet (Caldwell)
Mrs. Hazel Garnet Williams, 24 years old, passed away Jun 15, at 4:30 at a local hospital following an illness of 6 weeks. She was the daughter of James K. and Martha Ann Caldwell and a former teacher in the Lawrence County schools. Funeral rites were held Monday at 2 from the home of her father in law, J.P. Williams on Caines Creek and interment was in the Williams Cemetery. Surviving is her husband, Luther Williams to whom she was married 2 years ago, also a son, Ulysses J. C. 11 weeks old, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Caldwell of Houckville, one sister, Elizabeth at home, 3 brothers, Andy and Herman of Dehue, WV and Estill at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 21, 1935

WORKMAN, Valentine T.
Valentine T. Workman, 59, died at his home in Logan, WV. He had been in ill health for some time and ended his life by hanging himself. Mr. Workman was born and reared near Echo. Wayne County, but left about 30 years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Don Wilkinson of Williamson and the following brothers and sisters. Mrs. Sarah Sansom of Wayne, U. S. Workman of Econ, Mrs. L. M. Sansom of Huntington, Mrs. Emmett McGee of Catlettsburg and Doliver Workman of Sidney. Mr. Workman was found hanging by a sash cord tied to an iron rod that hung across the porch of his small hut. He was living alone and the body was discovered by a neighbor. Funeral services were held at Logan on Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in a Logan cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jun 28, 1935

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JULY

MINE EXPLOSION AT VAN LEAR TAKES NINE LIVES
A gas explosion in Mine No. 5, Consolidation Coal Company, Van Lear, Johnson County killed nine men Wednesday morning. Latest report says seven bodies have been recovered. The dead are:
WILLIAM KRETZER, foreman
CHARLES KRETZER
DERWOOD LITZ
JIM VAUGHAN
JOHN GOULD
ROY MURRAY
VIRGIL CLAY
FRANK TUZZY
SHERLEY HUFFORD
 This is one of the largest mines in eastern Kentucky. The men were engaged in taking out track rails in an abandoned part of the mine about 2 miles from the entrance.. Three other men about 600 feet away were injured, but managed to escape. One man crawled nearly all the way out and gave the alarm. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

ALLEN, Bill
Bill Allen, 23, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allen of Chattaroy, was killed Friday when he dived into the Guyan river at Justice. Friends recovered his body in a few moments and called Dr. W. J. Walker of Gilbert, who said that Allen had died as a result of a broken neck. Allen went to Justice with a group of friends from Bradshaw. They had intended to spend the evening swimming and fishing, but they had been in the water only a few minutes when Allen’s tragic accident occurred. Examination disclosed that Allen’s chest had been crushed, in addition to his neck injury. Allen is said to have struck his head against a large rock as he plunged into the shallow water. He was a member of the united Mine Workers and a mascot for the Bradshaw baseball club. He was a graduate of Chattaroy high school, where he was a letterman in both football and basketball. A brother of the dead youth, Henry Allen, was killed 2 yeas ago in an automobile accident on the road between Gilbert and Justice. Allen was employed by the Pond Creek Poca Coal Company at Bradshaw. In addition to his parents, Allen is survived by one brother, Richard and 4 married sisters: Mrs. Virgie Williamson of Bartley, Mrs. Wanda Litton and Mrs. Martha Davis of Chattaroy, Ms. Quincy Gill of Bradshaw and Miss Ozella Allen of Chattaroy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

AUXIER, A. E.
Paintsville, KY-- A. E. Auxier, known to his many friends as "Uncle Lige," a life long resident of East Point died at the Paintsville Hospital Friday, June 28 as a result of a stroke of paralysis. He was stricken suddenly at his home Thursday and rushed immediately to the hospital where everything was done to save his life. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Auxier is survived by three sons; John Auxier of Paintsville, Merland Auxier of Matewan, W. VA and Raymond Auxier of Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Mayo Memorial Church and the services were conducted by the Rev. W. I. Canter. Burial was in the family cemetery on John Creek. "Uncle Lige" had lived all his life in Johnson County and had a world of warm friends who join with his family in mourning his passing. He was one of the oldest citizens of the county and his death will leave a gap in the life of his community. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

BARRETT, John
News of the death of Mr. John Barrett was received by members of the Masonic Lodge in Louisa a few days ago. He was a traveling salesman and lived in Huntington, WV for some time and some years ago had headquarters in Louisa. He traveled for Wilson & Company when here. He was killed in an automobile accident in Texas and was identified by his Masonic card. Mr. Barrett was an uncle of Roy K. Roberts. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

BOWEN, William Taylor
William Taylor Bowen, 15, son of James Bowen of McVeigh, Pike County, died in a hospital at Matewan, WV. Peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis caused his death. The body was brought to Louisa Jul 4th and taken to Walbridge for interment in the Bowe graveyard. He was a descendant of Taylor Bowe of Walbridge. Surviving are the parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ed. Tillman of Louisa is an aunt of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

BOYS, Susie Anna (Noble)
Mrs. Susie Anna Boys, 65 years of age, passed away at her home on route 1, Fort Gay, WV Jul 1 at 1:15 a.m., her death following an illness of 2 weeks with pneumonia. She was the wife of R. L. Boys to whom she was married 43 years ago. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since she was 14 years old. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters and 4 sons, Mrs. L. W. Cyrus of Columbus, OH, Mrs. C. A. Frazier of Prichard, WV, and Miss Fannie Boys of Columbus, OH, Walter Boys of Prichard, WV, Willis Boys of Columbus, OH, Pat Boys of Portsmouth, OH, and Ballard Boys of Fort Gay. Also a sister, Mrs. Cora Ferguson of Wayne, WV and 3 brothers, Lee and Charley Noble of Columbus, OH and Fletcher Noble of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at 2 from the Baptist Church at the Forks of Hurricane and interment was made in the Christian Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

BLAIR, Lace
Lace Blair, 66 years old, farmer of Goody, was buried Saturday at the cemetery in Lenore, WV. Mr. Blair died at this home in Goody.. He had been ill for one month, suffering from diabetes and heart trouble The Rev. Hager of Williamson, officiated at the services Saturday. Mr. Blair was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, a son, Jimmy Blair, a daughter, Anna Meade Blair, 3 brothers, James, Frank and William Blair, of Canterbury, Logan and Williamson, respectively and by Mrs. Cora Nester a sister of North Kenova, OH and Mrs. Edna Williamson and Mrs. Ellen Williamson of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

BOND,
Catlettsburg—The infant daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Bond of Catlettsburg born at the Kings Daughters hospital in Ashland on Sunday night at 10 lived only a few hours. Burial took place in the Catlettsburg cemetery Monday following a short prayer service conducted at the grave by Rev. H. C. Satterfield, pastor of the First Christian Church. Before her marriage Mrs. Bond was Miss Opal June Newsome of Pikeville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

BOYD, Sherman
Catlettsburg—Sherman H. Boyd, 70, of Cemetery Road, Catlettsburg, died Tuesday night after an illness of 6 months. He had been a resident of Catlettsburg for many years and was well known. The deceased is survived by 4 sons, Burns, Bert, and John of Catlettsburg, Arthur of Seattle, WA, one sister, Mrs. Katherine Austin, of Ulysses, KY, and 2 brothers, Sheridan Boyd of Leech, KY and Leander of Switcher, WV. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mrs. William Lee, Court Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 with Rev. W.C. Pierce, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church in charge. Burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

BOYD, Spencer
Spencer M. Boyd, well known Buffalo Creek farmer, and one of Pike County’s oldest men, died at his home at Wonder Friday at the age of 87 years of illnesses attendant upon advanced age. Born in Bath County, Mr. Boyd, moved to this county when a young man and had resided on Buffalo since that time. In the early ‘60’s eh attended military school in Lexington and from early manhood he was a member of the M. E. Church South in this county he followed the quiet pursuit of a farmer and held the esteem of a host of friends. Surviving Mr. Boyd ware his widow, Emma Clarke Boyd, age 86, one daughter and 2 sons, Mrs. Laura Wright and Harve Boyd of Huntington and Cyrus Boyd of Wonder. One sister, Mrs. Lucy Walker, Tacoma, WA, also survives. Three children preceded him in death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

BURCHETT, Marietta (Conley)
Mrs. George Burchett, 69 years old, died Monday night at her home at Dewey, Floyd County, a victim of Dysentery which followed several months of ill health. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Burchett was before her marriage Miss Marietta Coney. She was for many years a devout member of the United Baptist Church and she held the friendship of all who knew her. Mrs. Burchett is survived by her husband, a well known Floyd County farmer, and by 3 daughters, and one son: Mrs. Mazie Castle of Auxier, Mrs. Alka Hyden, Miss Osie Burchett and Willie Lee Burchett of Dewey. She was a sister in law of Mrs. Belle Richmond, of this place. Miss Ella Belle and Ethel Akers, also of Prestonsburg, are nieces of the deceased. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday by the Rev. Honeycutt. Burial following in the family cemetery at Dewey under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

BURCHETT, Win
Win Burchett, 28, brother of Postmaster W. E. Burchett of Williamson, WV, died Monday night in Beckley, WV. Burchett suffered an attack of fever which was followed by the measles last summer. In November he suffered a relapse and ha been in steadily declining health until his death. His body was returned to Williamson and burial was in the family cemetery at Wonder, KY Wednesday. Funeral services were at the home in Wonder with the Rev. Isaac Stratton at the Baptist Church, officiating.  Burchett is survived by his wife and 2 children, Audrey May, 3 and Betty Ann, 1, by his father, James Burchett, of Wonder, and by 4 brothers and 5 sisters, W.E. Burchett, Williamson, Lige Burchett and James Lincoln Burchett, Wonder, Mrs. Esta Collins, Wonder, Mrs. Alice Goodman, Emma, KY, and Misses Rebecca and Nell Ruth Burchett, Wonder. Burchett was formerly associated with the Tug River Grocery company of
Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

CARTER, Bascom H.
Bascom H. Carter, 27, who lived near Yatesville, was drowned last Sunday when swimming in Blaine Creek near his home. He is said to have dived and failed to come to the surface. The body was recovered soon by those who were with him. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Dora Spillman Carter, and 5 children, Dorothy, Wilma, Myrtle, Harvey and Morton. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter of near Five Forks at whose home the funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. D. L. Brainard of Louisa. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery near there under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Ben Church of Fallsburg, Mrs. Riley Spillman of Potter, Mrs. William Warden of Louisa, Mrs. Mart Church of Adeline, Cora, Martha and Mary at home, Henry and Clarence Carter of Ashland, Ira of Prestonsburg and Elmer of Fallsburg. Mr. Carter lived on what is known as the French Rice farm on route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

COLE, George
George Cole, 42, manager of the company store at War Eagle, WV, died Monday in the Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for the past 30 days. He was suffering from gastric ulcers. Mr. Cole had been ill for several years. He was born in Greenville, NC. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

COLLINSWORTH, Charley B.
Charley B. Collinsworth, aged 34 years, passed away at 4 Wednesday morning in a local hospital following an operation for appendicitis. He was the son of the Sine and Louvinda Campbell Collinsworth of Fallsburg. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South and Elks Lodge at Catlettsburg, and served as deputy jailer one year in Boyd County. He was an excellent young man and his death is deeply deplored. Mr. Collinsworth was married in 1926 to Miss Lexie Opal Fannin, daughter of the jailer of Boyd County. He is survived by his wife, and daughter, his mother, 4 sisters, Mrs. John H. Ekers of Fallsburg, Mrs. J. S. Ashworth of Ashland, Mrs. Forrest Damron of Fallsburg, Mrs. Sherman DeVolid of Cleveland, OH and 2 brothers, Lindsey Collinsworth of Inez and Jay Collinsworth of Ashland. Funeral services will be held at 10 Friday morning at the home of his mother at Fallsburg and interment in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek, in Boyd County, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

CONLEY, Mary Jane (Burgess)
1839-1935
Mrs. Mary Jane Burgess Conley died last Monday night Jul 8th in the Masonic Home for Widows and Orphans at Louisville, at the extreme age of 96 years and 25 days. Pneumonia caused her death. The body was taken to the old home place at Kise Station, 12 miles south of Louisa, where interment was made on Wednesday in the family cemetery, as requested by her several years ago. She was the widow of A. J. Conley, who died in Louisa 24 years ago. Her parents were Edward and Elizabeth Burgess “Ned and Betsy” who spent almost their entire lives near what is now known as Kise Station. They came from Virginia in the early days of the settlement of this valley, and were substantial citizens throughout their lives. Mrs. Conley was the last of the sons and daughters to pass away. Those who preceded her were Mrs. Julia Bartram, Mrs. Sula Ratliff, Elliott, John, Henry and Gordon Burgess. Another brother died in the army during the Civil War. Mrs. Conley was born Jun 14, 1839. She came to Louisa in 1884. A niece, Miss Belle Burgess, was reared by her, and became the wife of Attorney A. O. Carter of Louisa. Mrs. Conley was a member of the Methodist Church throughout her long mature life. She possessed a strong mentality and retained her remarkable memory until a comparatively short time ago. She was blind for about 10 years. The funeral took place at 10 Wednesday, Jul 10th followed in interment immediately after the conclusion of the services. Rev. H. B. Hewlette of Louisa preached the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

CORDLE, Marie
Marie Cordle, infant daughter of Russell and Dovie Cordle of Ashland died in a hospital there Saturday night and was buried in the Cordle cemetery in Lawrence County, Sunday afternoon. Rev. John Morris conducted funeral services at the grave. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cordle of Blaine and Winfred Cordle of Cordell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

DEROSSETT, Robert
Robert Derossett, 2 years old, son of Jake and Georgia Wooten Derossett died at the Pikeville hospital Monday. Funeral services were held at the family home at Hellier Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

FANNIN, Betty
Mrs. Betty Fannin, mother of Dr. E. T. Stepp, prominent Kermit physician, died Monday night after a heart attack. She was 73 years of age. Although Mrs. Fannin had been in declining health for several years, her death was unexpected. Mrs. Fannin was born Jan 26, 1862 in Martin County, KY. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Funeral services were held at her late home in Kermit. The Rev. J. S. Richmond of North Carolina, officiated and interment was in the Pilgrim Cemetery at Wolf Creek, KY. Surviving in addition to Dr. Stepp, who was the only child, are 2 brothers, Beecher Stepp, of Kermit and Jim Stepp of Pilgrim, KY and 2 grandchildren, Lois Jean Stepp and E. T. Stepp, Jr. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

FARLEY, Boyd
Boyd Farley, ?? carpenter of Hardy, Pike County, died Sunday at his home after a week’s illness. Funeral services were held at the home in Hardy with interment in the Farley Cemetery there. Farley was born Jun 19, 1876, in the same house that he died in. He spent his entire life at Hardy. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Farley and by one son, Kern. He also leaves 3 brothers and 5 sisters. They are: Harrison Farley, Portsmouth, OH, Anderson Farley, Hardy, KY, Cleveland Farley, Gary, IN, Jane Stacey, Hardy, Sarah Picklesimer, Chattaroy, Della Runyon, and Mary Edwards, Belfry, KY and Vicie Picklesimer, Hardy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

GARTEN, Fannie
Mrs. Fannie Garten, 46 years old, died Jul 10 at the home of her son, Herschel Garten in Huntington. She is survived by her husband, Mack Garten, the son, and a granddaughter, Freda Jean Garten, all of Huntington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Belle Lucas of Range, WV, Mrs. Laura Stepp of Chattaroy, WV, and Mrs. C.B. Noble of Naugatuck, WV and one brother, Albert Brumfield of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

GULLETT, Cynthia (Meade)
Mrs. Cynthia Meade Gullett, age 69, one of the most widely known and best loved women of Johnson County, died at her home at Oil Springs Monday following an illness of more than a year. She had been postmistress at Oil Springs for the past 10 years. She was the widow of John Milton Gullett, who preceded her in death 10 years ago. Mr. Gullett was postmaster at Oil Springs and at his death Mrs. Gullett was appointed in his place and served until her death. She had been a member of the Christian Church the past 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday in charge of the Rev. John Stambaugh of Charleston, WV. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Oil Springs. Mrs. Gullett is survived by 2 brothers, Linzie Meade of Sitka and J.R. Meade of Oil Springs, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Mahan and Mrs. Kate Williams, of Oil Springs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

GUSSLER, William
William Gussler passed away Sunday afternoon at his home near Adams, this county, his death following an illness of several months. He was 80 years of age and had been a farmer and prominent citizen of the community. He had been a member of the M. E. Church, South the past 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Ann Gussler, a daughter, Mrs. Dock Carter of Busseyville, 3 sons, John L. Gussler, of Huntington, WV. S. P. Gussler of Ashland, KY and Harmon Gussler, of Columbus, OH. Also 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Hiram Blackburn and Mrs. James Thompson of Busseyville and Richard Gussler of Adams and Eli Gussler of Columbus, OH. Funeral service was conducted at Evergreen Church Monday afternoon, the Rev. W. M. Copley officiating. Interment was in the Hayes Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

HAGER, Hardin
Hardin Hager, 53, agent for the Norfolk & Western Railway company at Lenore, WV, died Wednesday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 3 weeks. Burial services were conducted Saturday. Mr. Hager leaves his widow, Mrs. Jane Workman Hager, a brother, Okey Hager of Logan and 6 sisters, Mrs. Wayne Moore and Mrs. Jeff Adkins, of Mud Fork, Miss Polly Hager of Logan, Mrs. J. S. Marcum of Hamlin, Mrs. W. H. Tomlin of Queen’s Ridge, WV and Mrs. Lena Marcum of Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Hager, who is a former Mingo County deputy sheriff, was employed by the N & W at Naugatuck and Crum before being transferred to Lenore. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

HOWES, Della (Witten)
Flatwoods—Mrs. Della Witten Howes, 63, wife of the Rev. W. H. Howes, of this community died at her home Tuesday. She had been in failing health for some time but her illness was not regarded as critical until recently. She was born Jul 1, 1872 at Paintsville, KY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Witten, pioneer citizens of eastern Kentucky. On Sep 22, 1895, at Oil Springs, KY, she was united in marriage to W. H. Howes and to this happy union were born 5 children, all of whom survive the aged mother. She was a lifelong church member and prior to her final illness, she took an active interest in all church affairs. Funeral rites Friday afternoon by Rev. Red Galion, a close friend of the family and spiritual advisor officiated at the final service. Burial in the Rude Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and the following children, The Rev. John R. Howes of Boston, Mass., Mrs. H. A. Howard of Ashland, Mrs. Philip B. Hyden of Russell, Dexter and Mildred Howe at home. Two grandchildren, Ralph Norman Howard, Donald Wayne Howes and 3 sisters, Mrs. George Vanhoose of Fullerton, Mrs. Ad Harmon of Auxier and Miss Leila Witten of Oil Springs, KY also survive. The Rev. Ned Galion, assisted by the Rev. E.L. Cyrus and the Rev. C. H. Rayi, conducted the brief funeral service Friday at the home. Burial was made in the Rude Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

HYDEN, Thomas James
Prestonsburg, KY—Jul 20—A mountainside tragedy came to light her today with the announcement by county officials that 14 year old Hattie Irene Hyden had confessed slaying her brother, Thomas James Hyden, 9 years old, while they were picking berries. Officers said the mountain girl apparently crazed by heat from the sun beating down on the mountainside, slashed his throat with a butcher knife with which she had been whacking at the under growth as they climbed up the mountain. Described as pretty the girl was held in jail awaiting trial in juvenile court here Jul 25 on a murder charge. If convicted she would face sentence to a state reform school for girls.

The child’s body was found by the father, F. M. Hyden, a coal miner at Weeksbury, in the undergrowth on a mountain at Caleb Fork. Officers said the girl, who was placed in jail at Weeksbury, before being brought here, at first maintained she knew nothing of the tragedy but that later she confessed she cut her brother’s throat in a “mad fit”.  Officers said she gave this explanation: “He was dragging along behind as we climbed the hill, and it was son hot I couldn’t hardly stand it. I few into a mad fit and cut his throat.” Deputy sheriff Willie Johnson, who investigated the slaying said he found a blood stained dress inside a bundle of clean clothes at the Hyden home. The dress, he said, was worn by the girl when she and her brother left home together. The girl’s parents were said to have been separated since she was 8 months old. The mother was said to live in Ohio. Mrs. Emma Hunt Krazeise, director of the Kentucky Children’s Bureau, announced at Louisville, she would go to the trial “to look after the interests of the girl.”

Prestonsburg, Jul 23—A private home rather than a penal institution today, awaited 14 year old Helen Irene Hyden, who confessed she murdered her little brother, Thomas, 9, with a butcher knife because “he lagged behind” on a berry hunt near their mountain home. At a hearing here Monday, County Judge W. L. Stumbo, probated the girl to the Kentucky Children’s Bureau, which announced it would find a home for her in another part of the state. Authorities described the child defendant at “intelligent”. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

JOHNSON, Mrs. J. Monroe
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. J. Monroe Johnson, 76 years old, of Speight, died in Hamphill Sunday following an illness of several years with rheumatism. Mrs. Johnson was born in Floyd County, on Nov 29, 1858 and was the daughter of Eli and Bethany Johnson. She had been a member of the Christian Church for several years. She leaves her husband, J. Monore Johnson to whom she was married in Mar 1878 in Floyd County. She also leaves 4 sons, W. T. Johnson, George A. Johnson, McKinley Johnson and Eli Johnson, all of Long Fork and 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice Fouts of Long Fork and Mrs. Jettie Burke of Jackson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

JUSTICE, Burland
Acting upon the supposition of murder, county officials Monday were investigating the death of Burland Justice, 22 (or could be 32) son of Clell Justice of Blackberry Creek, KY whose body was found beneath a railroad bridge between Delorme and Thacker, WV. According to a preliminary investigation conducted by N. L. Chauncey of Matewan, justice of the peace, Justice had a quarrel the day before with another party near the place where the body was found. There was a hole in the back if the head and a wound in the forehead. It was indicated that the latter was a bullet wound. J. W. Copley, prosecuting attorney of Williamson was called to Thacker to make an investigation. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

LANEY, George William
George William Laney, 2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lys Laney, of route 2, Louisa, passed away Jun 30 at 6 p.m. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home and interment was made in the Bowe Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are the grandfather, Bob Laney, of Route 2, and grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie Moore of route 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

MAY, Rachel (Adkins)
Pikeville, KY—Jul 8—Her prayers that she might died without a lingering illness were answered today, with the death of Mrs. Rachel Adkins May, 83, wife of the Rev. D. R. May, Regina, KY and mother of L. J. May, Pikeville attorney, after an illness of 2 days. The aged people celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the home of their son here last December. Besides her husband and son she is survived by 4 other sons, Aaron, Winston, David, and John May and a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Coleman, Regina. L. J. May married a Lawrence County woman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

MAYNARD, Betty
Mrs. Betty Maynard, aged resident of Kermit, died Wednesday night at her home as a result of a paralytic stroke suffered on Jul 5. She was 86 years of age. Mrs. Maynard was the widow of James Maynard who died 30 years ago. She is survived by 3 sons and one daughter, J. E. Maynard of Inez, B. Maynard and Fred Maynard, of Warfield, and Mrs. Leota Patrick of Kermit, WV. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Leota Patrick at 2 Friday, the Rev. Aaron Stepp and Dr. J. K. Fairchild officiating. Interment in the cemetery at Warfield, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

MAYNARD, George Riley
George Riley Maynard, former Delbarton, WV merchant and until a few years ago chief deputy county court clerk, died Friday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of about  2 years. Mr. Maynard was 47 years of age. Mr. Maynard’s wife, Mrs. Brookie Maynard, preceded him in death Jun 1, 1930 and his father, Andy Maynard died in Nov 1926. Mr. Maynard was prominently know in Mingo County and at one time was one of its outstanding rural merchants. He took an active interest in politics until incapacitated by illness. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Andy Maynard of Lowney, 8 children, Mrs. Rush Curry, Bias, Mrs. Gaines Garrett, Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Ralph Rode, Williamson, G. R. Maynard, Jr., Edward, Billy Jake, Nell, Jimmie and Clara Mae Maynard, all of Bias and the following brothers and sisters: J. M. Maynard, Myrtle, J. A. Maynard and S. J. Maynard, Delbarton, W. B. Maynard, C.C. Maynard, James Maynard and Robert Maynard, Myrtle, Mrs. C. B. Roberts, Maher, Mrs. F. M. Preece and Mrs. Noah Jewell, Myrtle. Funeral services were conducted from the Delbarton Baptist Church at 2:30 Sunday with the Rev. W. B. Estep officiating. Mr. Maynard was a member of the Regular Baptist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows—Williamson Daily News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

MCFADDEN, Lulie (Rice)
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Lulie Rice McFadden, wife of Barnes McFadden, died at her home here Friday. She had been suffering from heart trouble for some time and her death was not unexpected. She was 51 years old and was the mother of 15 children, nine of whom preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Free Will Baptist Church Sunday morning and burial was in the family cemetery on Jennies Creek. The Rev. Burns Conley and Millard VanHoose conducted the services. Besides her husband, Mrs. McFadden is survived by 6 children. They are: Mrs. John Watts, Huntington, Mrs. Vern Conley, Mrs. Hubert Blair, Paintsville, Mrs. Wiley Collins, Van Lear, John McFadden, Salyersville, and Frank McFadden, Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

MCINTOSH, Mrs. Russell
Prestonsburg, KY—Jul 1—Mrs. Russell McIntosh, 25, was instantly killed and her husband, 28, seriously injured near Claire, MI early Sunday morning in an automobile accident, according to word received here. Details of the wreck were not learned. Both are residents of Prestonsburg, Mr. McIntosh, an oil well driller, had been working in Michigan for the past 3 or 4 months. The accident occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday. A hearse from the E. B. Arnold undertaking establishment here left Sunday to bring the body, being sent by Luther McIntosh a brother of the injured man who is in a hospital at Claire. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

MEEK, Susan
Mrs. Susan Meek, wife of Aaron Meek of Boons Camp, died at her home Wednesday. She had been critically ill several weeks. Besides her husband she is survived by 8 sons and 3 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

MILLER, Roy
Roy Miller, age about 14 years, son of W. H.. Miller, formerly of this county, passed away at his home in Columbus, OH on Tuesday at 8. His death was caused by enlargement of the heart and high blood pressure. The body was  brought to Fort Gay, WV by N & W train on Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the Miller home near the mouth of Mead’s Branch where funeral service will be held and interment made in the family cemetery. He was a grandson of the Rev. A. H. Miller. Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Bernice. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of his uncle, Levi P. Miller. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

MOBLEY, Glenn H.
Olive Hill, KY—Glenn H. Mobley, 35, for the last 8 years cashier of the People’s Bank of Olive Hill, died early Friday at Stovall hospital in Grayson, where he underwent an appendix operation Monday. Physicians said his death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Mobley was widely known in the eastern section of Kentucky, being a member of the Masonic order of the Knights Templar. He was not married. Funeral service was conducted at the Presbyterian Church at Hitchins Sunday and interment was in the family cemetery there. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bertha Mobley and one sister, Mrs. Hobart Templeton, who lives in West Virginia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

MOORE, Scott Foster
Paintsville, KY—Scott Foster Moore, 44 years old, died at his home here Monday after an illness of about 4 months. He suffered from heart trouble and high blood pressure. Funeral services were held at the Free Will Baptist Church and burial was in the family cemetery on Turner Branch. The minister who officiated were the Rev. B. H. Conley, F. S. VanHoose, Rev. Cavin and Rev. Millard VanHoose. Mr. Moore is survived by his widow and 6 children, one sister and 2 brothers. He was known as “Dink” had been an employee of the Cox Auto Parts company for many years. He became seriously ill on mar 9. Mr. Moore was a member of the Paintsville Odd Fellows and this lodge took an active part in the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

MULLINS, William
William Mullins, R. F. D. Ironton, OH, died at a hospital in Ironton on Thursday after a short illness. He was born Jul 16, 1867 at Kitts Hill, OH. Mr. Mullins had been a member of the Junior Order for many years. He was married to Sophia Garvin of Olive Hill, KY who died in 1932. One child also preceded him in death. Five daughters and 3 sons survive—Hobert, Milton and Simon of R. F. D. 2 Ironton; Mrs. Amanda Cline of Ethel, WV, Mrs. J. Clay of Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. John Burke and Mrs. John Deer of R. F. D. 2, Ironton and Ollie at home. He also leaves several grandchildren, 4 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lee Fitzpatrick, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. George Bailey, Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Lizzie Cline, Lawton, KY, Mrs. Samuel Rou, Ironton, OH, and Deck Mullins of Rooney, KY. He had been a member of the United Baptist church at Lawton, KY for 35 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Olive Hill with Rev. Phillips of Lucasville, OH officiating. Burial in the Limestone Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

NAPIER, Henry
Henry Napier, 69, former resident of Wayne County, WV, was almost decapitated and was instantly killed in a fight in which his 24 year old wife and a roomer at the Napier home were injured at Lundale, Logan County, Sunday afternoon. Rueben and Otis Chaney, brothers of Mrs. Napier are being held in the Logan County jail. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

PARKER, Blaine
Blaine Parker, 56 years of age, was drowned Saturday in Lick Creek near Louisa. He had been picking blackberries and went to the creek for a swim soon after returned home. Three of his children were with him, but did not go in the water. They stated that their father swam across the creek and had turned to go back when he disappeared and did not come to the surface. The body was recovered by neighbors soon after the alarm was given. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, and one son: Mrs. Arabel Artrip, Misses Ruth, Betty and Martha Parker and Woodrow Thomas Parker at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. George F. Adkins, of Louisa and Mrs. Della Hazlett of Louisa and brother Arthur Parker who lives in Ohio. He had been a member of the Baptist Church 25 years. Funeral service was held Sunday and burial was in the Cox Cemetery on the Mayo Trail about 7 miles above Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

PARSLEY, Betty
Mrs. Betty Parsley, 63 year old Jennies Creek, WV widow, was fatally injured Saturday night when struck by an automobile driven by Ralph B. Maynard of Williamson. Mrs. Parsley died in a hospital of a fractured skull, compound fractures of both legs and other injuries. Funeral services were  conducted from the home on Monday and burial took place in the family cemetery. According to Maynard, he was en route to Huntington, accompanied by Denny Patterson and Freddie Fields. He saw Mrs. Parsley walking on the side of the highway a short distance east of the Jennies Creek bridge, between Kermit and Crum and sounded his horn. He said he slowed the speed of the car to about 35 miles an hour, and as he was about  to pass the aged woman, she stepped in front of the car. He stopped within 10 or 15 feet, he said and assisted in removal of Mrs. Parsley to the hospital. Mrs. Parsley leaves one son, Harlan. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

PARSLEY, Grace
Mrs. Grace Parsley, 38, a native of Wayne County, was shot and fatally wounded Thursday night in front of her home at Nolan, Mingo County, by George Savage, 45 years old barber. Savage escaped after the shooting, but later went word to authorities that he would surrender. Mrs. Parsley died on the operating table at a Williamson hospital, 3 hours after the shooting. The day before the shooting, Savage became angered at the woman, it is said, and removed the distributor cap from her automobile in order that she would not be able to use the machine. Mrs. Parsley later called upon Savage to return the part to the automobile, it is said, and he refused. An argument followed and Savage fired one time from a pistol held in his pocket, officers were told. The bullet passed through the abdomen and then through the left arm. Hospital attendants said there were 8 perforations of the intestines. Mrs. Parsley was born in Wayne County and was the daughter of Joe and Sarah Marcum, who formerly resided on the lower end of Turkey Creek. She is survived by 4 children. Funeral services were held Saturday and burial was in Mingo County. Wayne News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

PARSLEY, William Riley
1865-1935
William Riley Parsley, 74 years of age died suddenly at his home in Kenova at 3:15 Thursday afternoon. He had been seriously ill for only a short time. Mr. Parsley, the son of Jesse Parsley and Sally Crum Parsley, was born on Jennies Creek, Wayne County, WV, on Jun 15, 1865. He married Miss Laura Belle Damron and moved to Kenova about 25 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church there. A short funeral was conducted at the home at 8 Friday evening with Rev. Gilliam, his pastor, officiating. The final service was conducted at the Silver Creek Baptist Church at Crum at 10 Saturday morning and interment made in the Parsley family cemetery on Jennies Creek. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, R. H.F. Parsley of Charleston,, one daughter Mrs. t. H. Greenslait of Kenova, one brother, Thomas Parsley, of Crum and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Brewer of Huntington. Five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

PATRICK, Jane
Mrs. Jane Patrick, 76, wife of John Wesley Patrick who died in 1913, passed away Friday night at the home of her son, Claude Patrick, in Ashland. She had been ill 9 months. Mrs. Patrick was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Patrick Rice. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 from the home of Sherman Rice, at Ivyton, KY near Salyersville. Burial was in the Roark Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Bruce and Claude Patrick, both of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Patrick of Ashland and one grandchildren, Betty Joe Patrick, daughter of Claude Patrick. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

PAULEY, Hiram Wayne
Hiram Wayne Pauley, 87, the last of a family of 12 children born to the late Hiram and Elizabeth Ferguson Pauley of Wayne County, WV, died in Ashland, KY Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.A. Lambert of 3157 Carter Avenue. He had been ill for the past 5 weeks. Mr. Pauley, a retired farmer was born Feb 15, 1848 in Wayne County, WV where most of his life was spent. His later years were lived in Ashland and he was considered a leading citizen. Funeral service was conducted at 11 Friday morning from the Buchanan Chapel in Lawrence County with burial following in the church cemetery. Mr. Pauley had been a member of the Baptist Church for over 50 years. He leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Buchanan and Mrs. Della Lambert and Mrs. S. A. Lambert of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

PAULEY, Ireland
Ireland Pauley, scion of a prominent Pike County family, committed suicide in an unoccupied building at his home at Heisey, KY Monday morning by shooting himself through the heart. He had gone out a short time before to work in a truck patch and had given no intimation of his intentions. He was the son of the late William Pauley, who was a prominent  farmer and lumberman. His mother, Nancy Williamson Pauley, came from one of the influential families of that section. He was formerly a deputy sheriff of Pike County and from time to time filled various clerical positions at the court house. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle Damron Pauley; by one son by a former marriage; James Marion, by 2 brothers, J. F. Pauley and Hi Pauley, both Pikeville business men and by 2 sisters, Mrs. John Jackson, Gulnare, and Mrs. Alfred Young, Piso, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

PENIX, Lafe
Lafe Penix, 81 years old of Boons Camp, died at his home there last Saturday, July 6, 1935,. Funeral services were held at the home and burial in the family cemetery Sunday.  A large number of people from Paintsville attended the funeral. Mr. Penix had been in poor health for some time but his death came as a surprise and shock. He was an outstanding citizen and during his lifetime made and kept a wide circle of close friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

PERRY, John B.
Officers are investigating the possibilities of foul play in the death of John B. Perry, 29, of Mill Creek on Fort Gay route, whose lifeless body was found Monday morning in the woods near the home of McKinley Maynard on Lost Creek. Perry was unmarried. He was the son of Mrs. Georgia Perry and the late Columbus C. Perry, who died May 11, this year. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery near the Perry home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

POPE, J. T.
Rev. J. T. Pope, was pastor of the Baptist Church in Louisa about 11 years ago and he and his wife are pleasantly remembered here. The following article is from the Springfield Sun, Springfield, KY:
The Rev. J. T. Pope, a former resident of this city, died a the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. Hagan and Dr. Hagan at Richmond, KY Thursday Jun 27, 1935, from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in declining health for several years and a few months ago moved from his home here to Richmond to spend his declining days. Surviving Rev. Pope are his widow, 3 sons Leslie, Willis and Brown Pope and one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hagan. Funeral services were held at the residence at Richmond Friday afternoon and the body was taken to Corbin, KY, a former home, for burial Saturday, a brief service being held at the grave there. Rev. Pope lived in this city for several years, owning a home here. He was a retired Baptist minister, having been an active minister for many years. He also was a teacher for several years, having taught foreign languages in a Theological Seminary prior to taking up pastoral duties. He was a man of unusual intellect, a pleasing conversationist, and possessed the happy faculty for making friends of all with whom he associated. During his residence here both he and his good wife made many lasting friendships and announcement of his death was received with deep sorrow. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

POWELL, William H.
William H. Powell, 78 yeas old, Shelby Gap farmer, died at the Methodist hospital here Tuesday following an operation for hernia. Born in Pike County he was the son of George and Hannah Osborne Powell. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oma Ison Powell. Funeral services at the home and burial at Shelby Gap Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

PRATER, L. G. (Lee)
Mr. L.G. (Lee) Prater, 82, died Jul 10, at his home in Salyersville after a short illness of a stomach disorder and complications due to his advanced age. Mr. Prater, known as “Squire” because of a term served as magistrate of the Salyersville district, was a member of one of the pioneer families of the county. Three brothers, Ham, Dial and Joe Prater, preceded him in death. He leaves 2 sisters, 3 sons, Frank L. Prater, Glenn Prater, and C. K. Prater, 3 daughters, Mrs. Paris Salyer, Mrs. Henry Howington and Mrs. William Rowe, all of Salyersville and his wife. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

PRINCE, Hurston
Hurston Prince, 21, of Ashland was killed by a bolt of lightning in Pollard shortly after 1 Thursday afternoon, Jul 4, during one of a series of rain and electrical storms which visited Ashland and vicinity. Prince’s lifeless body was found lying near a spring by persons living nearby. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Sunday afternoon after rites were conducted at 2:30 from the Pollard Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Branham and Rev. W. K. Wood in charge. Mr. Prince, an Armco employee, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lettie Williams, a half sister, Ruby Williams, an uncle, James Prince, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

REEDER, Mrs. H. M.
Olive Hill, KY—Mrs. H. M. Reeder of Flat Fork, 5 miles west of here jumped to her death in a well at her home early Wednesday. Despondency over failing health was given as the cause. Mrs. Reeder is survived by her husband, the Rev. H. M. Reeder and 2 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

RICE, I. B. “Bud”
Paintsville, KY-- I. B.  "Bud" Rice of Paintsville died at his home in the East end of town last Friday afternoon.  He had been suffering from Bright’s disease for a long time.  He was 71 years old. Funeral services were held at home Sunday afternoon and burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. He is survived by his widow, and one daughter, Ethel Rice of Salyersville. Several sisters also survive. Mr. Rice was a widely known and respected citizen of Johnson County and a member of the family of the late R. Isaac Rice who was his grandfather. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

SKEENS, Tennessee (Cooksey)
Mrs. Tennessee Cooksey Skeens, aged 56 years, widow of James P. Skeens, died last Sunday evening at her home at Fullers, this county after an illness of the past year. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooksey, deceased of Fallsburg. Her husband died 10 years ago. Mrs. Skeens is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. D. D. Hardy of Batavia, OH and Mrs. Stevie Frazier of Potter, and 5 sons, John of Potter, Virgil of Lockwood, Lindsey and Clarence at home and Willie of Potter. Also 5 sisters and 5 brothers, Mrs. tom Worley of Stout, OH, Mrs. John Jordan, Peebles, OH, Mrs. Sam Kinstler, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Howard Riffe, Van Lear, KY, and Mrs. Willie Skeens, Fallsburg, KY and John, Bert, Lindsey and James Cooksey of Fallsburg and Frank Cooksey of Jenkins, KY. Funeral services was held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home, the Rev. Henry Sturgell of Hewlett, WV officiating. She had been a member of the Baptist Church several years. Interment was in the Cooksey cemetery at Fallsburg under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

STAFFORD, Allen
Allen Stafford, 48, of Matewan, died in the Matewan hospital Sunday, after a long illness. Stafford had been suffering from kidney trouble for several months, but did not enter the hospital until Saturday. He was the son of Mont and Mary Stafford. He is survived by 4 children: Mrs. Necessary, of War, WV, Mrs. Ben Hale, Williamson, WV, George Stafford, Matewan, WV and Millard Stafford, Pardee, WV. Stafford is also survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Dunbar, of Georgetown, OH, Mrs. Epp Steele, Matewan, WV and Mrs. Levisa McCoy, Ransom, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

STAFFORD, Marietta (Lavendar)
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. F. M. Stafford, known to hundreds as “Aunt Marietta” died at her home Jul 9. She had been ill for several months suffering from pneumonia and resulting pleurisy but apparently had begun to recover. She was stricken with a relapse suddenly and her death came as the result. Last week she celebrated her 90th birthday with a family party at her home near Paintsville, a large number of relatives and friends attending. She was preceded in death by her husband, known affectionately as “Uncle Bud” 11 years ago. Marietta Lavendar Stafford, daughter of Eliza and Ed Lavendar, was born Jun 28, 1845 and departed this life Jul 8, 1935. She was converted early in life and a few years later when the First Methodist Episcopal Church was organized became one of the charter members and lived a devoted Christian life from the day of her conversion until the end. She was united in marriage to Francis Marion Stafford, Apr 12, 1860.  To this union were born 14 children, 11 girls and 3 boys. Surviving her are: Arminta Lyons Wheeler, Calista Patrick, W. T. Stafford, Ella B. Stafford, Mrs. Dora Spears, May and Dewitt, all of Paintsville, Mrs. M. E. Stafford of Abingdon, VA and Mrs. F. F. Smith, of Parkersburg, WV. She also is survived by 35 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at the home conducted by the Rev. Odis J. Polly of the First Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. W. I. Canter and the Rev. Arthur Green. Burial in the family cemetery on the Stafford farm. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

TACKETT, Mary (Sexton)
Mrs. Mary Sexton Tackett, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin, KY. She was the daughter of Green and Many Sexton of Drift, KY. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Tackett and 6 children, and by the following brothers and sisters, John Sexton, Hueysville, Perry Sexton, Drift, Willie Sexton, Louisa, Andrew Sexton, Drift, Hillard Sexton, Drift, Mrs. Lizzie Griffith, Lackey, Mrs. Roxy Jackson, Weeksbury, Helen Weddington, Emma, Mrs. Oma Adkins Jenkins, Mrs. Lillie Massey, Holden, WV, and Marjorie Sexton, Holden, WV. Mrs. Tackett was 38 years old and resided at McDowell for 9 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935

THOMPSON, Rebecca
Mrs. Rebecca Thompson, aged 78 years, died at her home at Torchlight Jul 18 at 1 following an illness of 3 years. Funeral service was held last Friday and burial was in the Billups Cemetery. She is survived by a son and 2 daughters, Marion Thompson, Mrs. Robert Lahey and Mrs. E.C. York. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

VARNEY, W. L.
Pikeville, KY—Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 10 for W. L. Varney, 75 year old resident of Varney, who died Tuesday following an illness of Bright’s disease. Rev. Joseph Bevins and Rev. Willis Blackburn officiated and the services were conducted at the home, following which burial took place in the family cemetery. Mr. Varney is survived by his wife, Delilah Frances Varney, and by one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Harrison of Pikeville, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mr. Varney was a member of the Regular Baptist Church for the past 12 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

WEBB, Lona (Bartram)
Mrs. Lona Bartram Webb, age 46 years, died last Sunday at her home on route 2, Fort Gay, WV after an illness of one week of pneumonia. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Bartram Chapel, the Rev. Enoch Scraggs and Rev. Pitzer, officiating. Interment was in the Bartram Cemetery on Mill Creek under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Surviving Mrs. Webb are her husband, Converse Webb, one daughter, Florence Louise Webb at home and 2 sons, Ralph Webb at home and John C. Webb of Fort Gay, WV. Also, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartram, of Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Mrs. Theron Copley of Russell, KY and Mrs. Cecil Bartram of Fort Gay, 3 half sisters, and one half brother, Miss Georgia Bartram of Louisa. Misses Nancy and Dorothy Bartram and Frank Bartram, Jr. of Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Webb had been a member of the M. E. Church for 31 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

WELLS, Boyd Franklin
Boyd Franklin Wells, 55, of Ashland, died Friday, after an illness of 5 years. He was a steelworker. Mr. Wells was born at Lee City, KY. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Church of God with Rev. W. H. Hunt in charge. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mary C. Wells, his mother, Mrs. Frances Wells, and 6 children. Mr. Wells was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving with Co. D. Fourth Division, Volunteer Infantry in 1898. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

WELLS, Ivan
Prestonsburg, KY—Jun 28—Ivan Wells, 45, well known resident of the East Point section of Johnson County, was killed at 9 Thursday night when he was hit by a truck there. Soon after the accident, 3 men, W. F. Carter, 60, owner of the truck, H. D. Hubbard, 40, driver and Luther Mullins, 30, all of Wise, VA, were arrested  and are held in the county jail here for Johnson County authorities. Wells was killed, it is reported here, as he started to cross the highway near East Point. Carter is said to have told county officers here that the accident was unavoidable as Wells stepped directly into the path of the truck. He also is reported to have said that there were 3 or 4 men sitting on a road post guy wire beside the road and just as the truck neared them Wells suddenly got up and started across the road. The driver of the car did not stop the truck, it is said until after reaching the top of the hill nearby. The reason they didn’t stop according to Carter, is because several men ran toward the man they were afraid to stop. Carter told officers that he and the other two men were returning to Wise from Mt. Sterling, KY where they had taken a load of cattle to market. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

WILLIAMS, Oscar L.
Funeral services for Oscar L. Williams, 35, Pollard, who died Monday, was held Wednesday at 2:30 at the home of C. F. Davis at Flat Gap, KY. Burial in the family cemetery there. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Verna Williams, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Williams of Ashland, 2 sons, 2 daughters, and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 26, 1935

WILLIAMSON, Rush
Rush F. Williamson, 73, died at his home in Ashland Tuesday of this week, after about 2 years of ill health. The burial took place in the Catlettsburg cemetery. He was a son of Wallace J. Williamson, founder of the city of Williamson, WV and brother of ex Senator Ben Williamson of Ashland. His wife, who was Miss Fanny Honshell, survives. Also, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Russell and Mrs. Perla Brubaker of Ashland. Mr. Williamson was born at Long Branch, Pike County, KY, Jun 10, 1862. He was a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia. Throughout most of his life he was engaged in the lumber and timber business, a line in which his father had been quite successful. His wife was a daughter of Captain Washington Honshell, a very prominent Ohio river steamboat owner and operator. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 12, 1935

WRIGHT, Mrs. Mary E.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mary E. Wright, 59, wife of E. J. Wright of Pollard, was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Baptist Church at Glenwood, KY, Rev. Harvey Kelley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Mrs. Wright had resided in Ashland for the past 7 years. She died Saturday morning after an illness of one year. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Jordan and Mrs. Conrad Jordan of this county, Mrs. Shirley Coburn of Hoods Creek and Mrs. Grace Chandler of Mt. Sterling; one son, Millroy Wright of Pollard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 5, 1935

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BAYES, Dora
Mrs. Dora Bayes, wife of Leander Bayes of Hager Hill died a the Daniels hospital Aug 13, after a long illness. Mrs. Bayes is survived by her husband, 8 sons and 3 daughters. She was the daughter of the late Rev. John Estep and was a devout Christian and an active member of her church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

BELCHER, Mrs. Burton
The death toll in the grim tragedy at Gilbert Saturday night, when an automobile ploughed into a group of persons returning from church services, mounted to five today with the death of Mrs. Burton Belcher, 41. Three other persons were injured, one of whom is not expected to live, while 2 men are being held in the Mingo County jail on charges of murder. Those dead besides Mrs. Belcher are:

Mrs. Jesse Ferguson, 47, her 2 sons, William, 14 and Hayes, 12, and Crawford Belcher, 12, all of whom lived near Gilbert. Mrs. Goldie Belcher, 20, daughter in law of the older woman, is in a critical condition. She suffered concussion of the brain, her right leg was crushed and she has many lacerations. Mrs. Elva Ferguson, 21, daughter of the elder Mrs. Ferguson, probably will survive. Although she may lose her right eye. She also sustained severe cuts and bruises. Mrs. Goldie Belcher’s husband, Harrison, 24, was the least seriously injured of the four. John T. Smith and Willie Steele, formerly of Matewan but now of Kentucky, were held in the county jail on charges of murder. No attempt has yet been made to secure bond for the two. Smith was said to be the driver of the car.  According to witnesses, the car, a 1931 model Ford just purchased the day before, came roaring into a curve at a speed of 60 miles per hour, left the road and then ploughed wildly into the group of pedestrians who were several feet from the highway.

Smith and Steele were seized by members of the crowd and taken before Magistrate Cline where they were charged with murder. Cline told the Daily News that it was thought necessary to get them away from Gilbert as soon as possible, as there was evidence of great resentment among the crowd which gathered after the accident. Copley said Smith and Steele insisted that they were driving only 30 miles per hour. The said lights from an approaching car blinded them and that they drove from the road to avoid striking a small boy who ran in front of their car. The men said that they had purchased the car from a dealer in Matewan and were going to visit a sister when the accident occurred. Williamson (WV) News. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

BELCHER, Crawford—See under Mrs. Burton Belcher

BLAIR, Mrs. Bruce
Mrs. Bruce Blair died at her home at Water Gap, Friday, a victim of tuberculosis. She was about 40 years old. Mrs. Blair was a native of Johnson County, where she was widely related. She is survived by her husband and 3 sons. The body was taken to Johnson County for burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Blair was a devout member of the United Baptist Church and was one of the best women in the Ball Creek section. She was a daughter of L. J. Ramey of Volga, Johnson County. She and her husband had resided at Water Gap 13 years. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

BLAIR, Frank P.
Paintsville, KY—Frank P. Blair, prominent attorney here for the past 30 years, died Monday at his home. His death followed a long illness. Mr. Blair, who was 72 years of age was well and popularly known throughout the Big Sandy Valley. He had served as city attorney and police judge in the city of Paintsville and also circuit court clerk of Johnson County. Recently he retired from public service and at the time of his death he was engaged in a private law practice. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, one son, Jesse, of this county, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Clark Walters of Hazard, Mrs. Bernard Wells of Louisa, Mrs. Gus Wells of this city, and Lydia, at home. Several grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug16, 1935

BLOSS, Harry C.
Funeral services for Harry C. Bloss of Lavalette, who died Saturday morning at his home after a lingering illness were held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the Lavalette Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Henry Mullens officiating. Burial was in the Bloss Cemetery at Dickson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertie Newman Bloss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

BOLT, Amanda J. (Handley)
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda J. Handley Bolt, widow of the lat W. D. Bolt, of Bolts Fork, who died at her home Thursday, Aug 22 after an illness of 6 months, were held from the Holiness Church on Bolts Fork Sunday at 1:30 with Rev. William Duncan in charge. Burial followed in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Mrs. Bolt was born in Lawrence County, OH, but came to Kentucky when 8 years of age and resided here until her death. Mrs. Bolt lived a Christian life and devoted much of her time to church work. She is survived by the following children: Mart Robinette of Ashland, Pearl Bolt of the Mayo Trail, Kline Bolt of Garner, Mont Bolt at home, Mrs. Robert Lakin of Ashland, Mrs. Millard Prichard and Mrs. Paul Ross of  Bolts Fork. One son, Floyd Robinette, preceded her in death. Mrs. Bolt is also survived by the following stepchildren: Mrs. Lillie Elswick, Mrs. H. J. Ross, and Mrs. Frank Riffe of Bolts Fork, Mrs. Emma Riffe of Ashland, Mrs. Dora Lowe of Huntington, Green Bolt of Garner and Dee Bolt of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Bowling of Whites’ Creek and Mrs. Mary Brown of Catlettsburg and one brother, Allen Handley of Athens, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

BREEDLOVE, Lillian
Lillian Breedlove, 18, of Williamson was killed at 2:30 Sunday morning when a Ford truck, said to have been driven by Biily Lowe, plunged from the road on Bent mountain. The girl was taken to a store at the top of the mountain where he died a few minutes after arrival. Lowe, Lee Whisman and an unidentified woman, the other occupants of the truck, received slight bruises and abrasions. According to Unverified reports, the Breedlove girl is said to have grabbed the steering wheel of the truck, causing the driver to lose control. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

BURCHETT, Win
Burial of Win Burchett, 28 years old, who died Jul 22 at a Beckley, WV sanitorium, was attended on Buffalo Creek by the removal of the body of his mother, Mrs. James Burchett, to the cemetery in which her son was interred. His mother died 2 years ago and was buried in a cemetery on the head of Clark Branch. Her body was removed to the family cemetery a half mile nearer the mouth of the creek where she and her son were buried. The funeral services for the son were conducted by Rev. Isaac Stratton, assisted by Rev. Joe Smith. Win Burchett’s death was caused by tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

BURTON, Clyde
Grayson, KY—Clyde Burton, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Burton of Wolfe-Carter County, died 15 minutes after being brought to the Stevall hospital here. The little boy’s death resulted from a broken neck which he sustained in a fall from a horse, which he had been riding. His parents rushed to his assistance and a physician was summoned. The latter ordered the boy taken to the hospital here, where an examination disclosed that his neck was broken. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

CALLOWAY, Johnson Burton
Johnson Burton Calloway, aged 35 years, peacefully passed away on Thursday morning of last week  at 9 o’clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Johnson Calloway in Louisa. His death followed a lingering illness. He was a telegraph operator and in the employ of N & W railway company for some time, but failing health caused his retirement. For the past 8 years he had been in declining health, at time much better and he and the family hopeful of his complete recovery. A recent illness of pneumonia probably hastened his death. He was a partner of his father in the grocery business of B. J. Calloway & Son. He was a young man of quiet manner, well informed and interested in the happenings of the day. Hew as a member of the Junior Order U.A. M. and the Order of Railway Telegraphers and had been a member of the Louisa Baptist Church for 20 years. Besides his parents he is survived by 2 sisters and a brother Mrs. Virginia Hale, Miss Eunice Calloway and Claude Rule Calloway. Funeral service was impressively conducted on Saturday afternoon from the home by the Rev. Olus Hamilton of Mt. Sterling, KY, a former pastor here and the one who received Johnson into the church. He was assisted by the present pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, the Rev. D. L. Brainard. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

CARMACK, Evelyn
Mrs. Evelyn Carmack, widow of the late Benjamin E. Carmack, died Thursday in Catlettsburg after an illness of several months. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Carmack was a native of Lawrence county, but had resided in Catlettsburg the greater part of her life. For the past 30 years she had been a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter Hensley of Catlettsburg, Mrs. John Stafford of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Robert Caldwell of Detroit, mI and 2 sons, Ed Carmack of Catlettsburg, and Forrest of Huntington. Two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kelly of Ashland and Mrs. Alice Hicks of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

CARTER
The 3 months old baby of Mrs. Dora Spillman Carter of route 3, Louisa passed away on Monday of this week. The child’s father, Bascom H. Carter, came to his death by drowning on Jul 14. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

CASEBOLT, R. L.
R. L. Casebolt, 68 years old, prominent in the early history of Williamson, died at the home of his son, Marion Casebolt. Death followed a serious illness of several months. Mr. Casebolt, favorably known to the older citizens of Williamson, was born in Pike County of pioneer stock. He became one of the best citizens of Williamson and continued to reside here until his death. During the early days of the city, Mr. Casebolt took an active and prominent part in civic and political activities. He was a contracting painter by occupation. Surviving are 3 children, Marion, Charlotte, and Helen Lee, all of Williamson, and 3 sisters, Mrs. M. T. Ball of Williamson, Mrs. George Tackett of Virgie, KY and Mrs. Mary Tackett of Pikeville, one brother, Hiram Casebolt of Elkhorn, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

CASSADY, Bobby Jean
Bobby Jean Cassady, 2 year old son of Robert Cassady of Inez died last Saturday at the Paintsville Hospital. He had been sick for several weeks and was brought here in an effort to save his life. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents in Inez Monday and burial was in the family cemetery near there. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

CECIL, Mrs. Mattie C.
Stricken by a sudden heart attack about 11 o’clock Monday morning Mrs. Mattie C. Cecil of Catlettsburg, died before medical aid could be summoned. The deceased was one of Catlettsburg’s best known and most prominent women having resided her for the past 40 or more years. Mrs. Cecil is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glen Ireland, who is at present residing in Paris, France. A granddaughter, Miss Coleen Ireland and a grandson, Charles Ireland, are also in Paris. One niece, Mrs. Henry L. Doherty of New York City, NY and 3 nephews, Jake and Hugh Rarden of Chesapeake, OH and Pearl Rarden of Huntington, WV also survive. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

CHILDERS, Bessie Murrell
Miss Bessie Murrell Childers, passed away at a local hospital on Monday morning after a week’s illness of appendicitis. She was 22 years old and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Childers of Gallup. Surviving are the parents and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Riley Shannon, route 1, Louisa, Maggie Lee Childers, at home, Laura Belle Childers, student at Berea, Lucille and Juanita at home, G.F. Childers of Whitehouse, Don W. Childers of Cincinnati and W. L. and Guy at home. She had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 6 years and was one of the communities most loved young ladies. Funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home, the Rev. J. W. Worthington of Louisa officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

CHILDERS, Clara Jean
Clara Jean, 8 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Childers, of Martin, died Saturday morning at 10 following an illness of 3 weeks of pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted at Martin Saturday afternoon by the Rev. O. P. Smith of Ashland and the body was taken to Gallup for burial Sunday in the Childers Cemetery. The little victim is survived by the bereaved parents and 5 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

CHILDERS, Mary
Mrs. Mary Childers, wife of Simon Childers, died at the county home Sunday evening. Her death was caused by a paralytic stroke. She was laid to rest in the county home cemetery. She was a devout Christian mother. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Lena Mae Childers and 5 sons, Ballard and Willie, at home, and Roscoe Childers of Gallup, Ross in West Virginia and Russell in a CCC camp in California. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

CHMIEL, Walter
Walter Chmiel, 41 years of age, passed away Aug 7 in the veterans hospital in Lexington, following an illness of one year. The funeral service was held Aug 10 at the Jobe Cemetery, Shady Grove, on Twin Branch at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bess Chmiel and 5 children. Interment was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

COOK, Claud
Claud Cook, 29, of Phelps, KY died at the M. E. Hospital here Sunday. Death was due to typhoid fever. Claud was the son of D.E. and Martha Jane Cook. The deceased is survived by his wife, Amady McCoy Cook and five children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

COOKSEY, D.A.
The body of D. A. Cooksey, 45, C & O Railway employee, who was drowned in the Ohio River at Ashland some time last Saturday night, was found in the mud 100 yards west of the mouth of the Little Scioto River shortly before noon Tuesday. Searchers looking for a stolen boat discovered Cooksey’s body stuck in the mud on the river bank where it had been left by the receding water of the Ohio. The coroner found papers in Cooksey’s pockets asking that Mrs. Cooksey, his wife, be notified at 12-4 Sycamore Street, Ashland. A bruise found on Cooksey’s head led to the belief that he might have been stuck in the head and thrown in the river. An investigation, to determine where the river victim had met foul play, was started.

Cooksey disappeared Saturday night. He left his home in Ashland at the usual hour for work in the C & O yards. He failed to show up there and Sunday morning a search was instituted. His car was found parked in the usual place near the depot and his lunch, unopened and his watch, were found in the car. Police aid was enlisted in the search and Monday morning part of Cooksey’s  clothing was found on the river bank at the foot of Ninth Street and footprints, leading to the water were also found, indicating that he had drowned himself. When the body of Cooksey was found it was attired in shirt, trousers, underwear and socks. Cooksey is survived by his widow, one daughter, Theda, and one son, Quentin, both at home, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Cooksey, 2 brothers, Noll and Elwood Cooksey of Ashland, and the sister, Mrs. Roy McIntosh of New Mexico. Harkless G. Cooksey, father of D.A. lives in Ashland, but is a native of Lawrence County and lived in Louisa for several months in recent years. His wife was one of the heirs of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sparks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

CROWE, Charles W.
Paintsville—Charles W. Crowe, 88 years old, of West Van Lear, died there Aug 13 after an illness of several months. He was buried in the West Van Lear Cemetery after funeral services held at the Baptist Church there. The services were conducted by the Rev. DeHart and the Rev. B. L. Spradlin. “Uncle Charlie” as he was known to his many friends formerly operated a restaurant in West Van Lear but in recent months he had to give it up and was ill until his death. He had  lived in this county for more than 30 years coming here from Fleming County where he was born. He had no immediate relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

DAMRON, Arthur
Arthur Damron, 32, of Delbarton, died as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday night near Delbarton. Death was caused by an excessive loss of blood. Damron, whose car was forced from the road, overturning in a ditch, suffered a severe cut of his arm. Damron is survived by his wife and 3 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

DANIEL
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Daniel died at Glenwood Sunday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

DAVIS, Fred
Fred Davis, 43 year old Borderland miner, died suddenly of heart failure Friday as he was walking along the mine tracks half a mile from the entrance. Davis was employed by the Borderland mines as a track layer. Found by other employees soon after his collapse, Davis was removed from the mines and taken to the West Virginia side. He was taken back to Kentucky later where a coroner’s jury issued a verdict of death by natural causes.
Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

DAVIS, Mary
Mrs. Mary Davis, aged 66 years, died Sunday evening at the home of her son, W. L. Davis in Fort Gay, WV after an illness of w years. Her husband, Temple Davis, died 2 years ago. Following brief funeral service held at the home by Rev. Pitzer, the body was taken to Vinton, VA on Tuesday and service was held there Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Vinton Cemetery. She had been a member of the Christian Church 25 years. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Davis of Fort Gay; 3 sons, W. L. Davis of Fort Gay, James of Williamson, WV and T. S. Davis of Vinton, VA. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

DEARNELL, Polly (Varney)
1910-1935
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Dearnell, wife of I J, Dearnell of Crum, WV, were held in the home Monday. Mrs. Dearnell died in a hospital following illness of 3 weeks. She was born Apr 14, 1910 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Varney of Crum. Mrs. Dearnell is survived by her parents, husband and several brothers and sisters. Burial was in the family cemetery at Crum. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

DIAMOND, Milt
Milt Diamond died Thursday of this week at his home 2 miles north of Louisa. He had been quite sick for several weeks. As this news did not reach us until just before the paper when to press no particulars as to funeral arrangements could be obtained in time for this issue. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

DILLON, Lewis
Lewis Dillon, aged 87 years, passed away at his home at Glenhayes, WV on Wednesday of this week after an illness of 2 years. Funeral service is to be held Friday at 10 o’clock from the home, with the Rev. Ballard Copley of Tripp, WV officiating. Interment in the York cemetery. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Jane Pruitt Dillon, to whom he was married 60 years ago, Mr. Dillon is survived by 2 daughters, and a son, Mrs. Nelson Hughes of Webb, WV, and Mrs. W. M. McClaster, and J. F. Dillon of Glenhayes and 2 brothers, Charley and Harrison Dillon of Webb, WV. Mr. Dillon was a retired farmer and had made his home at Glenhayes the past 15 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

ELKINS, Marvil
Rev. Marvil Elkins, 69, widely known in Wayne County, died in a Sistersville hospital of injuries received when struck by an automobile driven by George McIntire of New Martinsville. Police said Rev. Elkins stepped from the sidewalk into the path of McIntire’s car. Rev. Elkins had gone to Sistersville from Wheeling 3 weeks ago. His body was identified at the hospital by Mrs. Elkins. Mrs. Melvin Craft, who lives with her husband and family on the Cassell farm near Wayne, is a daughter of Rev. Elkins. Rev. Elkins was a familiar figure in Wayne County several years ago. He serves as pastor of Untied Baptist Church at Wolf Penn, East Lynn and Cove Gap. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

ESTEP, Allen
A shocking accident, resulting fatally to a young man who was a native of Lawrence County, but a citizen of Ashland, occurred just outside the city limits of Louisa last Friday evening about 6 o’clock. Allen Estep’s life was snapped out in an instant when his motorcycle crashed into an automobile driven by Wetzel Coleman of Durbin, Boyd County. The collision occurred at the curve on U.S. 23 just south of the river somewhat abruptly and follows Lick Creek. Estep was driving rapidly, it is said, as the speedometer locked, when the crash came, showing speed between 70 and 80 miles per hour. Accompanying him, on another motorcycle, was Emery Pickrell of Miami, FL, who has been in Ashland for awhile. His machine also collided with the automobile, but he escaped any serious injury. Dr. W.W. Wray and daughter, Miss Shirley, were the first persons to reach the wreck. Dr. Wray was on his way to answer a professional call. He took Estep to the General hospital, but he ceased to breathe just before reaching there. His back was broken, also his right arm and the pelvis. The left side of his chest was crushed.

The automobile was carrying 2 families who had been to Pike County on a short visit and were returning to Boyd County. One of the occupants suffered a small injury to one arm. Estep and Pickrell were on their way from Ashland to Paintsville to spend the night with “Tuffy” Griffith, and from there they intended to go to Jenkins, KY, the next day to attend an exhibition boxing match in which James J. Braddock, world’s heavyweight champion, participated. Griffith, Estep and Pickrell have been professional boxers for some time Estep had developed into quite a fighter, having won 7 bouts., 6 by knockouts and one by decision. He was regarded as having a bright future in the boxing game. He was 24 years old son of J. Roland Estep, a merchant who lived at Buchanan, this county, until he moved to Ashland, where he died a few years ago. The widowed mother of Allen lives at Williams Avenue, Ashland. She has one son, Haskell, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Green of Ashland, Mrs. Nola Turner of Huntington, Mrs. Bertha Ross of Buchanan and Mrs. Ruth Richardson of Catlettsburg. Allen Estep  is said by those who knew him to have been a young man of correct habits and excellent character. He used neither liquor nor tobacco we are told. He was a graduate of Ashland High School and played football on the “Tomcat” team which won much fame. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

ESTEP, Vian (Jordan)
Mrs. Vian Jordan Estep, 61 years of age, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ercel Thompson, route 1, Louisa, on Thursday morning, Aug 8 at 5 o’clock following an illness of 2 years. She was the wife of Lonzo Estep of Charley. They were married 43 years ago. She was the daughter of Jerry and Fannie Moore Jordan. Mrs. Estep had been a member of the United Baptist Church 18 years. Mrs. Estep is survived by her husband, 2 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. E. S. Thompson and Mrs. Ercel Thompson of route 1 Louisa; Dewey Estep of Stirrat, WV, and Edgell Estep of Ashland. Also 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs.  H. K. Moore and Mrs. Mont Thompson of Louisa and Anderson and Jim Jordan. Funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Cando Church on Little Blaine with Rev. G. W. Pack and Rev. Dave Al Hays officiating. Interment in the Mattie Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

EVANS, George M.
George M. Evans prominent farmer and business man of the Keaton section of Johnson County died at his home Tuesday, Aug 13. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered 2 weeks ago. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday and burial was in the family cemetery on the old Evans farm. Mr. Evans was 63 years old. He spent his entire life in Johnson County and besides being a prominent farmer was a stockholder in a number of business firms in the county. He is survived by his widow and 3 children, Mrs. Harrison Osborn and Mrs. Erie Bailey both  of Keaton, and Dr. P. J. Evans of Lynch, KY, 4 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Fyffe and Mrs. Dan Ferguson of Keaton and Mrs. Henry F. Williams and Mrs. Felix Fyffe of Blaine and a brother, James Evans. Mr. Evans was a prominent member of the Untied Baptist Church for many years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

EVANS, Levi
Levi Evans, of Crum, WV, aged 80 years passed away at his home on Wednesday morning at 8:45, his death following an illness of 3 months. Funeral service was to be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home with the Rev. Roy Hall of Beauty, KY officiating. Burial in the Crum Cemetery. He had been a member of the Church of
Christ for 40 years. Mr. Crum is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Crum and the following daughters and son: Mrs. E. H. Saunders, Hopewell, VA, Mrs. N. E. Rigney, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Anderson Queen, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. H. W. Carver, Carter, KY, Mrs. F. W.  McGlone, Kenova, WV, Mrs. J.M. Queen, Crum, WV, and W. E. Evans of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

FERGUSON, Hayes—See under Mrs. Burton Belcher

FERGUSON, Mrs. Jesse—See under Mrs. Burton Belcher

FERGUSON, William—See under Mrs. Burton Belcher

FRANKS, Erie
Funeral services for Erie Franks, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Franks of Goodloe Heights, who died Saturday night in the hospital, Williamson, WV, of injuries received in a cloudburst while swimming in the river near the mouth of Sycamore Creek a month ago, were held Monday in the home by Rev. Hager. Death came suddenly Saturday, the child having been reported as improving steadily since the accident. However, infection developed. The Franks child in company with 2 younger sisters and a friend, were swimming in Tug River at the mouth of Sycamore Creek July 18 when a sudden cloudburst drove them into a large culvert for shelter. Torrential rains on he headwaters of Sycamore Creek put the creek out of its banks and caused the girls to be swept into the river. Erie Franks suffered a compound fracture of the left leg and several lacerations. When rescuers pulled the children from the water, Erie had her two young sisters clutched tightly, one under each arm. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

GILBERT, William
Pikeville, KY—Aug 18—William Gilbert, 49 years old, contractor and builder, Pikeville, died at the Methodist hospital here at 3 o’clock of injuries received in an automobile wreck at Shelbiana, KY today. His car left the highway and rolled down a bank into a cornfield. He was fond more than 100 feet from the car partially unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital here by W. P. Call. He is survived by his widow, formerly Eva Cox of Millard, KY. Funeral Tuesday at Millard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

HALE, Mrs. Emma
Mrs. Emma Hale, 85, for the past 33 years a resident of Whites Creek section of Boyd County, died Sunday night about 9 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Stewart in Ashland. Mrs. Hale had been ill for the past 6 or 8 months and resided with her daughter during her illness. The deceased was a devoted member of the Oakland Baptist Church, but during recent years had attended services at the Whites Creek M. E. Church. Mrs. Hale is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Sarah Stewart of Ashland and Mrs. Margaret Davis of Portsmouth, OH, 2 sons, Wade of Whites Creek, Boyd County and Nelson of Oakman, AL. Five brothers, Rufus, Nelson, Garfield, John Robinette, all of Catlettsburg, and Amos Robinette, address unknown, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Blankenship of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ellen Chester of Oklahoma, also survive. Funeral services were conducted from the Whites Creek Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church of Catlettsburg, officiated. Burial was in the Bowling Cemetery on Whites Creek. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

HENSLEY, J. R.
Funeral service for J.R. Hensley, 62 years old, who died August 3? in a Huntington Hospital of injuries received when he was kicked by a mule was held at 2 o’clock Thursday Aug 3? At the residence, 4619 Bradley Road, Huntington, with burial in Woodmere Cemetery. Hensley died of a torn intestine and other injuries suffered when he was kicked in the abdomen by the mule which he was starting to curry. The injured man was taken to a hospital where an emergency operation was performed. He was formerly a resident of Webbville, KY, and went to Huntington and was employed as a street motorman for 14 years by the Ohio Valley Railway Company. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. J. R. Hensley, daughter of Mrs. M. D. Perkins, a daughter, Mrs. Trixie Porter of Huntington, 3 brothers, J. N. Hensley of Wheelersburg, OH, T. V. Hensley, Fort Dodge, IA and Leroy Hensley of Huntington, 5 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Hicks of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Fannie Shockey, of Jeff, KY, Mrs. J. H. Kidd and Mrs. Jane Kitchen and Rosa Smith, all of Huntington; 6 grandchildren, Edgar Porter, Gwendolyn, Herman, Carol, Lucille and James Riley Hensley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

HENSLEY, Kelly
Funeral services for Kelly Hensley, who was a mine trackman at Hardy, Pike County, were held at the home with the Rev. C.S. Staley conducting. Further services were held at the U. M. W. of A. previous to interment Saturday afternoon at Belfry, KY. Hensley had been employed in the mines at Hardy for the past 24 years. He was injured in the No. 1 mine of the Fordson Company at Hardy on Jul 15 and died 9 days later. Hensley is survived by his wife and 2 children, Earl and Helen. Also surviving are his father, Henry Hensley of Sharondale, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

HICKMAN, Ray
Ray Hickman, 18, son of Roy Hickman, coal loader for the Inland Steel Company, Wheelwright, KY was electrocuted Thursday night when he stepped backward into a trolley wire. He had been working for the company only about 2 hours and at the time was working alongside his father and the assistant mine superintendent. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Billie, and by 2 sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Christine. His mother was formerly Miss Belva Robinson, Pikeville. The funeral was held at Georges Creek, this county, his former home, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

HUGHES, Frankie (Tackett)
Mrs. Frankie Tackett Hughes died Thursday at her home at Yeager following an illness with cancer. Mrs. Hughes was born Jul 25, 1870 on the long Fork of Shelby. She was a daughter of Abel Tackett. Since her marriage to Jim Hughes who survives her she has resided at Yeager. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hughes is survived by 7 sons and 3 daughters. They are Dr. G. H. Hughes, Abel Hughes and Mrs. R. H. Hobbs of Pikeville, Pat Hughes of Miami, FL, Fred Hughes of Lebanon, Charlie Damron, Miss Myrtle Hughes Bill and Arthur Hughes of Yeager. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

HUTCHINSON, Rosa
Mrs. Rosa Hutchinson, 65 years old, died at her home on Little Lynn Creek, near East Lynn, Jul 19, following an illness of several days. She had pneumonia last winter and never fully recovered. She is survived by the husband, P. D. Hutchinson and the following children: Mrs. Bessie Osburn, Huntington, Mrs. Della Deabout, of Ohio, Mrs. Letha Miller, of Wayne, Mrs. Sophia Adkins , William and Pat Hutchinson of East Lynn; brothers and sisters, George McCoy and Mrs. Becky Brock of Huntington; John B. McCoy, will McCoy, and Mrs. Bidy Walker of Cleveland. Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of the Latter Day Saints. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Burgess Adkins and Tilden Parsons, with burial in the Att Sellards cemetery near East Lynn Saturday. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

JARRELL, Willie
The third drowning to occur in creeks within a few miles of Louisa this summer was that of Willie Jarrell, 18 years of age, and the son of Mrs. Seymour Jarrell of Fallsburg, last Sunday about noon in Big Blaine Creek at Hulette, near the home of Ben O’Daniel. He and others were wading tin the creek when he stepped into a deep hole and being unable to swim was drowned. The body was soon recovered. Funeral service was held on Monday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lucy O’Daniel, the Rev. Robert Cassidy of Fallsburg, officiating, interment was made in the Harmon Cemetery. Besides his mother, he is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Estill McKenzie of Kenova, WV, Miss Nellie Jarrell, Buchanan, Miss Eva Jarrell of Fallsburg, and Miss Lucille Jarrell of Hulette. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

JOHNSON, Jewell Frances
Jewell Frances Johnson, age 15 months, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. Ashley Johnson, of Fort Gay, WV, died Jul 28 at 5 p.m. after an illness of 8 days. Surviving are the parents, a brother and sister, John Edward and Elizabeth Ann, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson of Leon, WV and Mrs. R. V. Wellman of Fort Gay. Funeral service was held Monday with Rev. Pitzer officiating. Interment followed in the Bartram cemetery. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

JOHNSON, Sims
Wind and rain lashing through the Pigeon Creek section Wednesday of last week caused the death of Sims Johnson, aged farmer, and injured 2 others in one of the severest storms experienced this year, says the Williamson, WV News. A tree standing by the small house of Sims Johnson, near Varney, was torn from its roots by the wind, crashing in the house and crushing in the wall. Johnson, 86, was near the wall when the tree struck. His skull was smashed   by the falling wall and he also sustained injuries of the chest. Richard Johnson, a grandson, and Rebecca Stuart, the housekeeper, suffered minor injuries. Johnson was not taken to the Matewan Hospital until about 7 o’clock, although he was injured a few minutes after 1 o’clock. He died next morning. Johnson is survived by 4 sons, and one daughter, in addition to his grandson, Richard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

KEATON, James Boyd
James Boyd Keaton, aged 7 months, died at Richardson Tuesday night at 8:35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Keaton. Death followed an illness of 2 months. Funeral services Thursday at 2 o’clock. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

KING, William Jesse
William Jesse King, 75 years old, living with his brother, Samuel Porter King, in King Addition, East Paintsville, died suddenly Friday. He had been in poor health for more than a year but apparently his condition was no worse than usual. He was sitting out in the yard when the attack came. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the King residence with the Rev. Dr. O. J. Polley, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Besides his brother, Mr. King is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mariah Rice. Mr. King had made his home with his brother for several years. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

LANEY, Julia Ann (Martin)
Mrs. Julia Ann Laney, aged 47 years, wife of Lindsey Laney, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Ferguson, in Kenova, WV, Aug 11 at 6:30 a.m. after an illness of 6 months. She was the daughter of the late Byron Martin and united in marriage to Lindsey Laney on Aug 2, 1904, and to this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Sula Ferguson. Mrs. Laney was converted 30 years ago and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral rites were held Monday at 10:30 in Louisa, at the M. E. Church, the Rev. J. W. Worthington officiating, and at Dry Ridge at 2 o’clock by the Rev. Sylvester Ball. Interment was made in the Dry Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Besides the husband and daughter, she is survived by one sister and one brother, Mrs. Rus France of Marion, OH and Arlie Martin of Columbus, OH. Mrs. Laney lived in upper Louisa, but had been at the home of her daughter for several weeks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug16, 1935

LEMASTER, Juanita
Miss Juanita Lemaster, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Lemaster of Ragland, WV, was buried Monday in the Varney cemetery at Ragland following funeral services held in the home. She died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital, Williamson, after an attack of appendicitis. Surviving are the father, a machinist, in the Puritan mines, the mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

LEMASTER, Orville
Orville Lemaster, prominent young livestock dealer of Salyersville, died at the Paintsville hospital Sunday as a result of injuries sustained the day before when the motorcycle on which he was riding with a friend collided with an automobile. He was rushed to the hospital where it was necessary to amputate his leg. His death resulted from shock. He is survived by his wife and one child, his mother, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services where held in Salyersville Monday and burial was in the family cemetery there. The services were conducted by the Rev. John Prater. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

MADDY, Jesse
Jesse Maddy, 30, a native of Fallsburg, but who had been a resident of Ashland for 3 yeas, died there Saturday afternoon. He had been ill the last year. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Verlie Maddy, one daughter, Ruth, 7 years old, by his mother, Mrs. Mary Maddy and by 2 brothers, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Muncy Cassidy of Fallsburg, Mrs. Charles Ball of Seed Tick, and Miss Dova Maddy of Fallsburg, Hubert Maddy of Ashland and Willie Maddy of Fallsburg. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Mary Maddy at Fallsburg where the funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Hubert and Rev. Tackett in charge. Burial was in the Fallsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

MAYNARD, Tom
Pikeville, KY-Aug 24—Tom Maynard, known as “Acrefoot” is dead at the home of his granddaughter, Vannie Pinson, on the Brushy Fork of Johns Creek at Heenon, KY. He would have been 94 years old on Sep 15. His death followed a brief illness. He was fond of long walks and of horseback riding until a week ago. He lived alone a short distance from his granddaughter. He is survived by 3 sons, Rell K. Maynard, Pikeville, Mose Maynard, Mossy Bottom, KY, and Herbert Maynard, Ashland, KY, and by one daughter, Mrs. Sophia Taylor, Hecnon, KY. He had the distinction of being the only Methodist on Brushy. Rev. R. T. Webb, pastor of the Pikeville M. E. Church, South, had charge of the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

MEADE, Launa (Jones)
Funeral services for Mrs. Launa J. Meade, of Stonecoal, WV, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Farley, last Tuesday night in Akron, OH, were conducted Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Meade family cemetery at Stonecoal, WV. Mrs. Meade was 73 years of age. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. U.G. Parsley, and Mrs. D. D. Wallace, both of Kenova, Mrs. Jack Farley and Mrs. Fred Van Gunten, both of Akron, OH, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Amanda West of St. Augustine, FL, Mrs. Addie Morgan of Louisville, KY and Mrs. Alma Jones of Moresson, PA. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild also survives. Mrs. Meade was the daughter of J. ‘W. Jones of Louisa. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

MOORE, Frances (Collinsworth)
Mrs. Frances Collinsworth Moore passed away Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ned Branham in Louisa after an illness of several weeks. She was 75 years of age. Her husband is Lafe Moore. They were married in 1883. Surviving members of her family are 4 daughters, Mrs. Branham, Louisa, Mrs. Ben O’Daniel, and Mrs. Rosa O’Daniel of Hulette, Mrs. Will Workman, Fallsburg and one son, Everette Moore of Fallsburg. Also 4 sisters and 2 brothers: Mrs. Mary Burton, Buchanan, Mrs. Cynthia Runyon, Ashland, Mrs. James Brooks, Mandeville, WV, Mrs. Walter Heaberlin, Huntington, WV, Jack Collinsworth, of Fallsburg, and Tom Collinsworth of Radnor, WV; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was a member of the M. E. Church South the past 35 years. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at 10 o’clock from the home at Fallsburg by the Rev. Hardeman, interment following in the Collinsworth Cemetery near there. Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Thomas Collinsworth.
Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

MOUNTS, Dolly (Hackney)
Mrs. Dolly Mounts, of McAndrews, KY, died Jul 25 in the hospital in Williamson, WV as a result of a self-inflicted bullet wound. Despondent because of continued ill health, Mrs. Mounts, 47, walked into the home of Bill Preston, a neighbor at 9 o’clock Thursday morning and fired a bullet into her left chest. She was rushed to the hospital where it was found that the bullet had entered just above the heart. A blood transfusion was given immediately in an effort to counteract the severe shock and los of blood. Mrs. Mounts, the wife of Walter Mounts, unemployed, is said to have been in a highly nervous state of mind for the past several months. The gun was a .38 special belonging to Preston, a former officer. She is survived by her husband, and by one brother, R. C. Hackney of Pinson Fork. Interment was in the Coburn Cemetery following funeral service at her home. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

MUNCY, Ira Elmer
Ira Elmer Muncy, 31, farmer of the Deephole section, 4 miles from Louisa, died Friday noon following a 3 weeks illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning by H. B. Hewlett of Louisa at 10 o’clock from the Short Cemetery where interment was made under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Muncy, of Louisa, route 3. He is survived by his parents, his widow, Mrs. Eunice Muncy, 2 daughters Robert Jo and Agnes Pauline, one brother, Lawrence Muncy of Louisa, route 3, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Skeens of Potter, KY, Mrs. Virginia Vanhorn and Misses Marie and Gertrude Muncy of Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

NEW, Eunice Jean
Eunice Jean New, 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther New, passed away Monday, Aug 16, at their home at Torchlight. The funeral was held Aug 28 at 10 the Rev. T. J. Webb officiating, with interment in the Stratton Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, 2 brothers, Raymond and Paul, a sister, Emily and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas New, Torchlight, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willis, Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

NICKELL, Kay M.
Jenkins, KY—Kay M. Nickell, 60, of the Cannel City Row of McRoberts was struck at an early hour Monday morning by a “hit and run” autoist just above Haymond on the KY-VA highway and was so badly injured that he died shortly after reaching the Jenkins hospital. People residing nearby heard the accident and one man on the highway saw Nickell struck. He stated that Nickell went to cross the road, and the driver running at such breakneck speed that he struck him when about midway of the highway. The driver continued on his way. The body of Nickell was prepared for burial and taken to McRoberts, his home, but it is likely that it will be taken to Morgan County, former home of Nickell for burial. The affair is deeply regretted. Nickell was held in high esteem by his neighbors. His wife died several years ago. He leaves 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

NOLAN, Henry
Service for Henry C. Nolan, 50, who died Friday in the veterans hospital at Huntington were held from his home in Ashland. Rev. Enzy Hickman officiated and burial ws in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Nolan had been employed at Armco for 10 years and worked until he was stricken ill about 3 weeks ago. He leaves his widow, 5 children, Louise, Christine, Betty Jo, John Henry and Fern Nolan, all at home; 3 brothers, Ranson of Body County, George of Catlettsburg and John Nolan of Louisa, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ima Dixon, Mrs. Dixie King and Mrs. Ruby Elliott of Catlettsburg.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

PATRICK, Howard H.
Howard H. Patrick, 23, Kenova youth, was slain at Kenova Sunday afternoon allegedly by Milton B. Napier, 30, brother of Patrick’s sweethear4t, according to Wayne County officials. Napier is held in the county jail at Wayne. According to Sheriff J. Fox Fry, Napier objected to Patrick’s attentions to his sister and the fatal shooting was the climax to a quarrel. Officers said that Patrick was shot twice, one in the hand as he is said to  have attempted to ward off the charge of the revolver and again in the chest. He died instantly. The shooting of Patrick is said to have been witnessed by 2 of his brothers, Horner, 35 and Milton Patrick, 19. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 30, 1935

 

PETERS, Joy Beth
Joy Beth Peters, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garred Peters, died after a brief illness at their home near Louisa. The funeral was held last Friday afternoon, the Rev. D. L. Brainard conducting the service. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. In addition to the parents she is survived by 2 brothers and a sister, Garred, John Bill and Claudine. She was a grandchild of John Damron of Louisa and Millard Peters of Clifford. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

PHELPS, Mary (Hicks)
Mrs. Mary Hicks Phelps, 76, died in Ironton, OH Wednesday. She had been a resident of Ashland for the past 25 years and recently had been residing with her sister, Mrs. Frank Conley, of Ashland. Mrs. Phelps was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Hicks of Bolts Fork, KY. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Creed Thomas of Salyersville, KY, one son, Will Hicks of Logan, WV and one grandson, John Henry Stafford, who had made his home wither since infancy. Also surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Conley, Mrs. America Ward of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Charles Lock of Milton, IN. Funeral services were held Friday in Russell with burial following in the Raceland Cemetery. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

PICKRELL, Bert
The death of Bert Pickrell, 54, occurred at his home, Louisa route 1, last Saturday at 1:40 p.m. Funeral service was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. J. W. Worthington officiating. Interment followed in the Pickrell Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Heston Pickrell, 3 daughters and 7 sons, Mrs. Charley Kirk, Freeburn, KY, Mrs. Albert Elliott and Mrs. Walter Borror, Louisa; William, Bernard, James, Virgil, Kenneth, Charles Edward, Ernest Ray. Also 2 brothers, Mont Pickrell of Jermyn, TX, Milt Pickrell of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. May Wyatt of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Sue Dodson of Ashland. Pallbearers were John, Tom, Ben and Bruce Page and Lark and Woodrow Diamond. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

PRESTON, Alvene (Murphy)
Paintsville, KY—Mrs. Alvene Preston of Meally died at the hospital Aug 6 after an illness of some time. She had undergone an operation and the complications along with heart trouble caused her death. She was 66 years old and the widow of the late Rev. Jesse Preston. Funeral services were held at the United Baptist Church at Buffalo and burial in the Preston Cemetery near there. Mrs. Preston was prominent in her locality. She is survived by 7 of her 10 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

PRESTON, Isaac
Paintsville, KY-- Isaac Preston, 85 years old, of Nippa, a prominent resident of that section of Johnson County died at the home of a daughter there Sunday night after an illness of some time.  His death was a result of the infirmities of age and complications. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday and burial was in the old Preston cemetery on Rush.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Guy Preston, Rev. Millard VanHoose and Rev. Shade Grimm.  He is survived by four daughters and one son and several grandchildren. "Uncle Ike" as he was affectionately known was an outstanding citizen and farmer of that section of Johnson County.  He was connected with a number of prominent families in the county and a life long member of the United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

REED
Martin, KY—Jul 25—A boy baby who weighted 25 ½ pounds at his birth this morning attracted 300 persons to a funeral home here today. Miss Edith Collins of the Beaver Valley hospital, where the child was born dead, said it was the largest normal delivery in medical history. The mother, Mrs. Tessie Reed, 31, was in good condition tonight. Miss Collins said Mrs. Reed’s previous children also were of large size. Two which weighed 16 ½ pounds are in good health. Two which weighed 11 and 10 pounds did not survive. The father, Willie Reed, is a miner at Betsy Layne, KY. G. D. Ryan proprietor of the Ryan Funeral Home, said a 2 year old child’s coffin was needed for the Reed child, which he described as of normal appearance except for it size. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

ROBINSON, Burrel Albert
Grayson, KY, Aug 26—Burrel Albert Robinson, 48 salesman for Ben Williamson and company the past 15 years, died at his home at Willard. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

SCOTT, Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Charles Scott of Hardy, died Tuesday night in the Matewan hospital where she had been a patient for 10 days. Decedent was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chapman and was born May 15, 1894. She is survived by her husband, who is a miner at Hardy, and 10 children, 8 of whom live at home. One daughter, Mrs. Joe Leftwich, resided in Williamson and the other married daughter, Mrs. Raymond Stanley, lives at Hardy. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

SEXTON, Emma (Workman)
Mrs. Emma Sexton, 70, passed away at her home in Ashland Aug 1st. She was born in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Alfred and Lockie Adkins Workman. Mrs. Sexton had been in poor health for the past year and had been confined to her bed the last 6 months. Her condition became serious about 2 months ago. She had lived in Ashland the past 20 years and had a host of friends. She moved there from Lowmoor, VA. Surviving are her husband, Henry C. Sexton, the following children: Mrs. J. A. Martin, George W., H. Edward and Earl D., all of Ashland, Russell F. of Catlettsburg, Charles N. of Lowmoor, VA, and Harry L. Sexton of Hornell, NY; 2 brothers John Workman of Louisa and Allen Workman of Portsmouth, OH, one sister, Mrs. C.A. Merriman of Richmond, VA and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from the Centenary M. E. Church, South of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. O. P. Smith, conducted the service, after which she was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

SHANNON, Phillip Sheridan
Phillip Sheridan Shannon, better known to his friends as “Uncle Sherd” was born Dec 23, 1864. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Jane Shannon. He departed this life Aug 24, 1935 aged 70 years. He was married to Cornelia Jane Brown, Jan 25, 1892. He was born and reared in Wayne County and since his marriage had spent practically the remaining of his life at Dickson, WV. He was a kind friend, a good neighbor and an honest citizen. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Dickson, Aug 21, 1935. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. C. Saunders and one son, James W. Shannon of Dickson, a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Powell, Burnaugh, KY. His wife preceded him to that haven of rest 26 days before. He leaves 10 devoted grandchildren with other relatives and a large number of friend to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

SLONE, Craynor
Prestonsburg, KY—Aug 3—Wesley Pennington, 57, shot Craynor Slone, 30, to death at Blackey, near here, late today. He said he had to shoot to protect himself. Deputy Sheriff Ep Lafferty arrested Pennington and placed him in jail here. Lafferty and Pennington told him Slone and another man had him down and were beating him. Pennington said he had to shoot to get free. Lafferty said the shooting had no connection with the election. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

SPEARS, Alfred
Alfred Spears, 62 years old, died at his home here Tuesday as the result of typhoid fever. He had been ill but 2 weeks. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Nola, 2 brothers, George Spears, and Britton Spears. Funeral services Thursday at the First M. E. Church and burial in the Paintsville Cemetery. The Rev. Odis J. Polley conducted the services. At the time that he became ill he was serving as night policeman for local business men. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

SPURLOCK, Mrs. Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Spurlock, 89 years old, died at her home, near Wayne, Jul 28, “Aunt Mag” as she was known to her many friends, had been ill for the past 5 years. She was born in Tazewell County, VA, the daughter of William and Mary Williams. Her father was born in Ireland. Her husband, Sanders J. Spurlock, died 11 years ago. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South, practically all her life. She is survived by one son, W. B. Spurlock, of Wayne, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Monday at 2 with Rev. G. H. Farmer and Rev. Henry Mullens, officiating. Burial in the Spurlock Cemetery. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

STAFFORD, Elizabeth (Preston)
Elizabeth Preston Stafford, widow of the late C. C. Stafford of Hells Gate died at her  home there Wednesday evening at 6 0'clock after an illness of more than a year.  While  her condition was serious and little hope was held for her recovery her death was  unexpected and a great shock to her family.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. D. S  Baals, two grand children, Mrs. Robert Hammond and Charles Baals and one great- grandson, all of whom made their home with her at the old home place. Mrs. Stafford was the daughter of the late Mose Preston of Concord and also is survived  by three brothers; George Preston of Paintsville and Gaylord and B. Preston, both of  Ohio. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the home with the Rev. Odis J.  Polley officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery near her home. Mrs. Preston was connected with some of the most prominent families in Eastern  Kentucky and besides her relatives has a host of warm friends who mourn her death.  She  was a gentle Christian woman who lived for her family and her passing will leave a gap  in the family circle as well as in the lives of her many friends. She became ill more than a year ago and grew steadily worse in spite of loving care and  every medical attention.  She was 68 years old at he time of her death. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

STAFFORD, John C.
John C. Stafford, 59, died at his home in Washington, D.C. Aug 14. The remains, which were accompanied through by his sister, Mrs. Julia Ward of Ashland, arrived there Friday and were taken to the Ward home. He was born in Johnson County, near White House, KY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Stafford. He had been with the census bureau in Washington since 1910. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. Josephine Daniels and Mrs. Sanoma Spears of River, KY, Mrs. Julia Ward of Ashland, Mrs. G.Y. Arrowood of Isle, MN, and Mrs. R. N. Smith of St. Petersburg, FL, one brother, J.R. Stafford of Ceredo, WV; one nephew, E. W. Ward of Ashland and many other relatives and friends in the Sandy Valley. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday morning at 10 at Borders Chapel, 15 miles above Louisa. Burial followed in the Borders Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23,1935

STANLEY, Henry
Catlettsburg—stricken suddenly at his home on the Mayo Trail at Laurel Saturday evening, Henry M. Stanley, 45, died Sunday at the King’s Daughters’ hospital, Ashland. Internal hemorrhages caused his death. The deceased had followed farming since his residence near Laurel during the past 6 or 7 years. He was formerly a resident of West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, ne daughter, Margaret Stanley, 3 brothers, Joe of Prestonsburg, John and Eugene of Tram, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Nora Allen of Laurel, Mrs. Clyde Layne of Justell, Mrs. Ruth Roberts and Miss Sylvia Stanley of Tram and Mrs. Edith Caldwell of Mann, WV. Funeral services were conducted from the Grassland Church Wednesday at 10 in charge of Rev. Allen, pastor of the church. Burial in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Aug 30, 1935

STARKEY, Mrs. Dorsey
Mrs. Dorsey Starkey, 29 died Saturday at her home in Ashland following an illness of only a few days. She was born at Hellier in Pike County in 1905, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Z. Bartley. She had resided in Ashland for the past 13 years. Surviving are her husband, Elisha Starkey, her father, N. Z. Bartley of Wurtland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Jane Blankenship of Coretta, WV and Mrs. Elsie Vallance of Wurtland and 4 brothers, Carl Bartley of Cleveland, OH, John W. Bartley of Upper Tygart, Troy Bartley of South Ashland and Lewis Bartley of Wurtland. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of her brother, Troy. Burial followed in the Wurtland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

TACKETT, Permelia (Jordan-Sturgill)
Ms. Permelia Sturgill Tackett, 83, of Ashland and a member of the South M.E. Church, died Sunday morning at her home after an illness of 3 weeks. She leaves her husband, P. L. Tackett, one son, Dr. George Sturgill of Ashland, and a sister, Mrs. Wealthyann Short of Louisa and 2 brothers, John Jordan of Huntington and Marion Jordan of Florida. Funeral service was held Monday from the home of Jay Short near Louisa and burial was made in the family cemetery. Rev. Neff officiated. Mrs. Short was the daughter of Judge John J. Jordan, who served as county judge of Lawrence County many years ago and resided on Lock Avenue in Louisa a number of years, moving there from Fallsburg. Her first husband was Robert Sturgill who died several years ago. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

THOMPSON, Hester (Carter)
Mrs. Hester Carter Thompson, aged 57 years, wife of Millard Thompson, died at her home on Daniels Creek, at 4 o’clock Wednesday morning, after an illness of 4 days. Funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Hobert Thompson, conducted by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial in the Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church several years. Surviving are the husband, and the following daughters and sons, Mrs. Brady McCoy, Webbville, Mrs. Arthur Waugh, Columbus, OH, Miss Lula Thompson, Gladys, KY, Hobert Thompson, route 1, Webbville, KY, Chester of Gladys and Charles and Willie at home. Also sisters and brothers, Mrs. Flem Kitchen of Dennis, Mrs. Dave Kitchen of Gladys, Mrs. L. T. Adams, Irad, Jay Carter, Huntington, WV, Dick Carter of South Point, OH, Bill Carter, Adams, George Carter, Gladys and Kay Carter of Irad. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 23, 1935

VARNEY, John B.
John B. Varney, 56, member of a pioneer Kentucky family and a lifelong resident of Pike County, died at his home in Goody, KY, Jul 25 after an illness of 6 years. Until he contracted tuberculosis 6 years ago, Varney was associated with the N & W Collieries Company. He had been in a critical condition for several weeks. Born Nov 15, 1879, at Road Fork, KY, he was a son of Louisa and Samantha Varney. He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Octavia Harris, and by one son, William Burgess Varney, who is associated with the Williamson office of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Varney also leaves  sisters, Mrs. Ella Eaton and Mrs. Bertha Oney, both of Williamson and 2 grandchildren, Barbara Sue and Betty Lou Varney. Funeral services were in the Baptist Church at Goody Saturday morning with the Rev. Hi Maynard and Willis Hays officiating. Burial in the Varney cemetery at Toler, KY. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

WELLMAN, Mamie (Biggs)
Mrs. Mamie Biggs Wellman, 46 years of age, wife of Ollie Wellman, died at her home near Fort Gay, WV Monday after an illness of 2 months. Mrs. Wellman is survived by her husband, to whom she was married 27 years ago, and 3 sons, Henry Wellman of Fort Gay, and Harold and Homer, at home. Also her mother, Mrs. Wellman of route 1, Fort Gay and a brother, Curtis Biggs of Huntington, WV. She had been a member of the Baptist Church more than 20 years. Interment took place in the Wellman Cemetery Tuesday afternoon under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa following impressive funeral service held a the home at 2 o’clock with the Rev. J. C. Simpkins of Logan, WV officiating. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

WEBB, Belva Mae
Russell—Funeral services for Belva Mae Webb, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Webb of Flatwoods, Greenup County, will be conducted from the Holiness Church Thursday with Rev. E. L. Cyrus officiating. The little girl was fatally shot Tuesday evening at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. John Lycans, at Ferguson, WV, when her brother removed a gun from the wall of the home and it was accidentally discharged. She is survived by heer parents, 3 sisters, Helen, Nadine, Dorothy and one brother, Julian. Burial was made in the Rude Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

WHEELER, Miranda (Swan)
1871-1935
Mrs. Miranda Wheeler, aged 63 years, passed away at a local hospital Aug 12 at 3:15 p.m. She had made her home for the past 23 years with her daughter, Mrs. Arbie Weaver, in Louisa. She had been a member of the Methodist Church many years. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Louisa with the pastor, Rev. D. L. Brainard and Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Arbie Weaver, Mrs. W. W. Skaggs of Louisa and Ora Wheeler of Detroit, MI. Also 6 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. Emma Williams and Mrs. Dave Williams of Hannah, KY, Mr. Hattie Webb and Mrs. Mollie Swann, of Louisa, Mrs. Dewey Jobe, Williamson, WV and Mrs. Sam Perkins, who lived in Tennessee; Lys Swann of Charley, Lewis Swann of Louisa, and Dr. R.E. Swann of Louisville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 16, 1935

WILSON, Lucille (Fannin)
Mrs. Millard Wilson, formerly Miss Lucille Fannin, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fannin of Bear Creek passed away Friday in a Louisville hospital after a short illness. Her body arrived in Ashland Saturday night and was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs.  James Childers in Catlettsburg. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Millard Wilson, one daughter, Emily Frances, an infant son, 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Lockwood of Paintsville and Mrs. James Childers of Catlettsburg; 4 brothers, J. C. Fannin, Ashland, Charles Fannin, Louisville, Aaron Fannin, Paintsville and Nicholas Fannin, Jr. of Bear Creek. Mrs. Wilson attended Boyd County High School. She and Mr. Wilson had lived in Louisville for the past 7 years. She was 26 years of age. Funeral rites were  Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the Grassland Chapel and burial followed in the Fannin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Aug 9, 1935

YORK, Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Virginia York, 68, wife of Thomas York, esteemed resident of Elizabeth Township, residing at Ironton, passed away following a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Ruggles of Logan, WV and 2 sons, by a former marriage, Edgar Turvey of Logan and Fred Turvey of Ironton. One brother, John Keating of Wellston, OH and one sister, Mrs. Alice Washington of Columbus also survive. Big Sandy News- Recorder, Friday, Aug 2, 1935

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ADAMS, John P.
Prestonsburg—John P. Adams, 81 yeas old, died Sunday, at the home in West Prestonsburg, of his daughter, Mrs. Mollie Clay, following an illness of 2 months from infirmities of advanced age. Born and reared in the vicinity of Myrtle, where he had resided throughout life, Mr. Adams lived the peaceful life of a farmer and was one of the county’s best men. He was born Jun 30, 1854. His wife, Mrs. Rhoda Adams, died a year ago. He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Clay, Mrs. C. L. Hyden, and Mrs. Hattie Vanderpool, of West Portsmouth; Mrs. Clarence Osborne and Mrs. Belle Howard, of Ashland, one brother, and one sister, G. W. Adams of Myrtle and Mrs. Martha Alley of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

AKERS, Cynthia
Mrs. Cynthia Akers, 67, mother of W. B. Boyd, of this place, died at her home at Dana, a victim of pneumonia after an illness of 10 days. The deceased was the widow of the late E. E. Akers, who died a year ago. She was a devout member of the Regular Baptist Church. Besides her daughter here, Mrs. Akers is survived by 9 sons, D. P. Akers, Nova, OH, Walter Akers of West Virginia, F. M., B. K., W. L., Fred, Ned, E. P., and Allen Akers all of Dana.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

ALLEN, Robert
Prestonsburg—Robert Allen, 48 years old, native Floyd County man, died at a hospital in St. Paul, MN, as the result, it was said by relatives here, of a blood clot in the brain. He had been ill a few weeks. Notified Sunday morning of the serious illness of his brother, John Allen, county judge pro tem, drove to Cincinnati and there boarded an airplane arriving at St. Paul at 7:30 that evening and was at his brother’s bedside when the end came. A son of the late John Allen and Mrs. Minta Allen of Hueysville, the victim was well known in this county and had hundreds of friends and relatives in this section. He had resided in St. Paul for the past 20 years and while there was quite successful in business. Surviving him are his widow, his mother and the following brothers and sisters: D. M. Allen, Jr., Richard, Clifford Allen, Mrs. Van Shumate, all of Hueysville, John Allen, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Frank Cooley and Mrs. Millard Salisbury, of Garrett and Mrs. E. S. Collins, Pikeville. The mother, 2 of the brothers and 2 sisters of the deceased left Prestonsburg Tuesday afternoon for St. Paul where funeral rites were held and burial made. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

BALL, Frank, Jr.
Train and automobile accidents in Mingo County, took the life of a 9 year old and caused injuries to 5 others during the week end period. Frank Ball, Jr., 9, son of Frank Ball of Lick Creek was struck down by an N & W freight as he played on the tracks near Rawl Sunday morning, sustaining a crushing injury to the right leg and a fracture of the left shoulder. Badly shocked, the Ball child was rushed to the hospital where he died. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

BARRETT, Ellen (Bowen)
1869-1935
Mrs. Ellen Barrett, passed away at a hospital in Ironton, OH, Sep 15 two hours after she had undergone a major operation. She became ill Wednesday morning and at 2 o’clock Thursday she entered the hospital. All that medical care and attention could do proved of no avail, as Mrs. Barrett did not have the strength to rally from the operation. Mrs. Barrett was a native of Rush, KY, where she was born Dec 11, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowen. Her husband, Nathan Barrett died in 1917. She resided at Rush until 1923 when she moved to Ashland and in 1930 became a resident of Ironton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Feuchter of Ironton, and one son, Charles Safreed of Rush. Four grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

BEAVERS, N. Y.
Prestonsburg-IN the death at his home here Saturday of N. Y. Beavers, this section lost one of its oldest and best citizens. Mr. Beavers succumbed to pneumonia which developed 2 days prior to his passing, Nathan Yancey Beavers was born Oct 16, 1848 in Bakersville, NC and died at the age of 86 years 10 months and 16 days. As a boy he moved to Virginia and later came to Floyd County. He was married on Sep 7, 1878, to Charity Scutchfield, of Bull Creek. To this union were born 7 children, 4 of whom preceded their father in death. The 3 who survive are Palmer Beavers of Ashland, Mrs. W.C. Goble and Henry Beavers of Prestonsburg. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, James Y. Naomi and Dora Goble and one great grandchild, Patricia Sue Goble and other relatives. He had been a Christian for more than 40 years and had been a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church for 25 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

BLAIR, Charley
Pikeville, KY, Sep 16—Charley Blair, 65, a miner, is dead at his home at Stone, KY, of a shotgun wound alleged to have been inflicted accidently by his wife late yesterday. Officers who went to the Blair house to investigate the shooting have placed no charge against Mrs. Blair. It is reported that Blair had threatened to kill his wife and that she seized the shotgun to prevent him from getting it and attempted to throw it out the door. The gun struck the door facing and was discharged. The load struck Blair in the leg and lower part of the body. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

BOOTH, Hazel (Caperton)
Mrs. Hazel Booth, aged 28 years, passed away Sep 15 at a hospital in Lexington, where she had been the past 6 weeks. She was a daughter of Albert and Isadore Vaughan Caperton. The body was taken to their home on Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Elizabeth Jarrell Chapel with Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. Curnutte officiating. Interment was under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Booth had been a member of the Baptist Church 10 years. She is survived by her husband, Harlon Booth and one son, Elmer Lee Booth, 8 years old, one sister, Charlotte Caperton, at home and 6 brothers, Lucien Caperton, New Boston, OH, Ormal Caperton, Rushville, IN, Garnet, Morton, John Allen and Proctor at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

BORDERS, Arquilla York
Arquilla York Borders, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Borders, passed away at the home of her parents on Georges Creek at twelve noon, following an illness of 7 days. Funeral services were held Sep 25 at 2 p.m. from the home, with interment in the family cemetery. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

CHEEK, Charles
Charles Cheek, 64 years old, of Beaver, OH, died at the Golden Rule Hospital, Paintsville, Aug 27. He suffered from Bright’s disease. He was a native of Johnson County where he had spent most of his life. Survivors include his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Kirk Sparks, Beaver, OH, 3 brothers, William Cheek, Little mine Fork, Budge Cheek, tomahawk, Con Cheek, Weeksbury, 5 sisters, Mrs. Frank Conley, Staffordsville, Mrs. G. P. Will, Beaver, OH, Mrs. William Turner, Little mine Fork, Mrs. Ollie Cantrell, Sunberry, OH, and Mrs. Ira Cantrell Wheelwright. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

CYRUS, Oleeta
Oleeta Cyrus, 4 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Cyrus, passed away at their home at Genoa, WV, Sep 16 following an illness of one day of pneumonia. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. H. B. Thompson officiating and interment was in the Cyrus cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

DAVIS, Dovie
Funeral rites for Mrs. Dovie Davis, 34, who died Thursday morning Sep 5 at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Blevins, of Ashland, were held from the Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses, this county. Rev. C. C. McCoy and Rev. D. A. Hayes, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. J.  E. Patterson of New Lexington, OH, one brother, Roscoe Davis; 6 sisters, Mrs. John Blevins, and Mrs. Victor Fields of Ashland, Mrs. George Armstrong of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Wilbur Maynard, Mrs. Fred Howard and Mrs. Wade Hampton, all of Catlettsburg and a host of other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

DIAMOND, Milt
Milt Diamond, 65 years of age passed away at his home on Route 3, near Louisa, Thursday morning, Aug 29, following an illness of 18 months. Funeral services was held last Friday at 2 o’clock from the home and interment was in the Diamond Cemetery. Mr. Diamond was a farmer and good citizen. Surviving members of the family are his wife, Mrs. Emma Simpson Diamond, one daughter, Miss Lucy Diamond, at home and 3 sons, E. V. Diamond, Murrell Diamond and Beckham Diamond, 5 brothers, Lon Diamond of London, OH, Delva Diamond of Mt. Sterling, OH, Dewitt Diamond of Cadmus, KY, Ray Diamond of Chandler, OK, and Dobe Diamond of Eagle City, OK; and 2 sisters, Miss Tollie Diamond of Ethel, WV and Mrs. John Thompson, who lives in Wisconsin. He was a son of David Diamond and nephew of Mrs. Arminta Abbott of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

EPLING, Lydia
Pikeville, KY—Leaving twin sons but 4 hours old Mrs. Lydia Epling of Dunleary died at the hospital. The infants are reported progressing normally. Born at Wolfpit 25 years ago, Mrs. Epling was the daughter of Dan H. and Callie Rowe Adkins. Several years ago she was married to Jerry Epling, who with the twins and 3 other sons, Daniel, Robert and Gobel, survive her. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

FANNIN, Mary Frances (Savage)
Mrs. Mary Frances Fannin, 64, died Thursday at her home in Ashland. She was the wife of Tom Fannin and had lived in Ashland for the past 30 years. Mrs. Fannin was a life member of the M. E. Church, South. She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. B. M. Taylor, Akron, OH, Mrs. Jack Daugherty, Mrs. John Plummer, Mrs. Frank Wiley, and Mrs. Clyde Worley, all of Ashland, 2 sons, Lay Fannin, Hanging Rock, OH and Joe Fannin, Catlettsburg, 3 sisters, Mrs. James Taylor and Mrs. Fred Thornburg, Glenwood, Mrs. Herman Holbrook, Vessie, KY, 6 brothers, Dee Savage, Coalton, Bob Savage, Coalton, Wirt Savage, Glenwood, KY, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Trinity Chapel Saturday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Earl Dulaney and Bernard Kouns in charge of the service. Burial in the Riffe Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

FRANCIS, George Harrison
George Harrison Francis, 83, retired farmer and native of Magoffin County, died at the home of his son, George Francis in Westwood, Ashland, Tuesday. He had been ill for the past year. The body of Mr. Francis was taken to his old home in Magoffin County Wednesday and the funeral service held Thursday morning at Bloomington with burial following in the Francis family cemetery. He is survived by 5 sons, Andrew, James and Smith Francis, all of Magoffin County, Marion and George Francis of Westwood, 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Caudill of Ashland, Mrs. Lloyd Howard, Mrs. Lacy Hilton and Mrs. Babe Howard of Magoffin County; 52 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Hopp Reynolds of Pike County; one brother, Joe Francis of Oklahoma; 2 half sisters, and one half brother, Dave May of Vanceburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

GALLIGHER, Richard
Richard Galligher, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Galligher, of Williamson, died after a 3 weeks illness of infantile paralysis. Dr. J. D. Lee, city health officer, declared that this had been the only case reported in the city and that there was no cause to fear a spread of the disease. He stated that there was some doubt as to the diagnosis of the case, and since the child had been of a sickly nature, he may not have had a true case of the distease. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

HUNT, Mrs. Melvin
Mrs. Melvin Hunt, widely known resident of Williamson, WV, for the past 25 years, died there Friday in a hospital where she had been a patient for more than a week. Undergoing an operation Mrs. Hunt’s strength steadily declined. Several blood transfusions were given in an attempt to save her life. Mrs. Hunt, the wife of Melvin Hunt, well known contractor of Williamson was born at Canada, Pike County, KY in 1885. She was a member of the Southern Methodist Church. Funeral services were Sunday at 2:30 in the home, with the Rev. A. H. Robinson, officiating, assisted by Dr. C. A. Engle of the Presbyterian Church. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Hunt was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William May of Canada, KY is survived by her husband, 4 sons and 3 daughter, one brother and 3 sisters. Children surviving are Mrs. W. F. Alley and Mrs. C. E. Summers, both of Williamson, and Mrs. K. R. Hart, of Logan, daughters, Archie, Ray, Edgar and Arnold Hunt, sons, all of whom live in Williamson. Mrs. Hunt’s one surviving brother, Freeman May of stone, KY. Sisters are Mrs. Melvin Varney, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. George Stanley and Mrs. Tom Blackburn, both of Hardy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

LANEY, William W.
William W. Laney, 55, Ashland, an employee of the Ashland Cemetery company, was fatally injured Saturday when he was gored by a bull he was removing from a barn. Laney suffered several broken bones, a crushed chest and internal injuries and died in King’s Daughters’ hospital. Just before the accident, Laney was digging a grave in the cemetery for a funeral Saturday afternoon. He was called from his work to tend the bull, Laney, a native of Elliott County, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Laney, 8 children, Everett and Arnold Laney, of Ashland, Bessie, Bertha, Lonnie, Roy and Ray, twins, and Phyllis Laney, all at home, one sister, Mrs. Helen Barker of Ashland and 2w sisters in Elliott County, one brother, Cager Laney of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

LEONA, Joe
High Bottom—We were indeed sorry to learn of the tragic death of Joe Leona, who was killed in a mine accident on Pond Creek last Friday. Interment was made at the Rowe graveyard Sunday. He is survived by his wife and one step daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

LEWIS, George R.
Rarely has this community had such a shock as came Wednesday morning of this week when a message from Winchester, KY stated that George R. Lewis was the victim of a fatal automobile accident 7 miles east of that city. He and Herbert C. Skaggs were on their way to Frankfort, having left Louisa about 2:30 that morning. Mr. Lewis was driving the car when it left the road and broke a telephone pole, then tore down 3 panels of fence, ran 40 feet father and crashed into a tree. Mr. Lewis was killed almost instantly when the car struck the tree. It is believed that he was sleepy and lost consciousness for an instant, causing the accident. Mr. Skaggs escaped with some painful injuries, but none considered dangerous. He had his wounds dressed at a Winchester hospital. H. H. Curtright, Louisa mortician, went to Winchester and brought Mr. Lewis’ body home.

George Lewis was well and favorably known throughout the Big Sandy Valley, having been a traveling salesman in this territory for about 25 years. During the last few years, he had been operating a filling station in Louisa. He was a member of the city council, an office to which he had been elected several times. He was a Mason and for quite a while had been secretary of the Louisa lodge and also of the Chapter. Usually he attended the annual meetings of Kentucky Masons and enjoyed a wide acquaintance amongst state members. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South. Interested in the welfare of the community he answered every call to take part in the movements for the advancement of interests. His services will be missed. Mr. Lewis, son of the late John R. Lewis and Rebecca Shannon Lewis, was 53 years old. He is survived by his widow, Lyda Preston Lewis, and one son, Douglas Lewis, at home, one sister, Mrs. Austin Chestnut of Chillicothe, OH. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the M.E. Church, South, and interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, with the Masonic Order in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

MCKENZIE, Howard
Howard McKenzie, 23 years old, passed away at his home at Torchlight, Sep 18 at 1:35 a.m. after an illness of 18 days. Funeral services were held Sep 19, at 1:30 from the home, with Rev. Tom New officiating. Mr. McKenzie was a member of the Church of God. He is survived by his parents, Floyd and Jane McKenzie, 4 sisters, Sarah McKenzie, Mrs. Marie Duty, Nora Washburn, Lora Frye, and 2 brothers, John and Clyde McKenzie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

MUNCY, Ira Elmer
In loving memory of our dear brother, Ira Elmer Muncy, who departed this life Aug 16, 1935. Elmer was loved by all who knew him and was always ready and willing to help those in need. His wife, Eunice Muncy, 2 daughters, Roberta Jo, age 6 years and Agnes Pauline Muncy, age 3 years, his father and mother, 4 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Skeens, of Potter, KY, Mrs. Brigg Vanhorn of Louisa, and Gertrude and Marie Muncy at home, one brother, Lawrence Muncy of Louisa and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

MURPHY, James Mont
James Mont (Laughing Butch) Murphy, was found under a pile of slate in the Merrimac, WV mines. The slate fall had broken his neck and he had been dead for several minutes when a mine motorman discovered the body. Murphy, employed by the coal company at Merrimac was 41 years old. Friends said he had been a caretaker for the church and schoolhouse at Merrimac, doing the work without pay, “just because he wanted to help out.” His jovial disposition earned him his nickname of  “Laughing Butch”. Born in Kentucky in 1894, Murphy was a member of the U.M. W. of A., the Red Man, Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving Murphy, in addition to his wife, Mrs. Josie Murphy, are 2 children, Juanita and Oscar, 13 and 12 years of age; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Runyon and Mrs. Cooney Runyon both of Belfry, KY, and 5 brothers, T. J. Murphy of Richlands, VA, P. W. Murphy of Coolridge, WV, G. C. Murphy, W. S. Murphy and John Murphy of Belfry, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

NEWSOM, Troy
Troy Newsome, 23 year old Harold miner, died of a heart attack while at work in the mines at Harold Sunday night, a coroner’s jury decided after an inquest was held, Mrs. Ben W. Norris, Floyd County coroner, conducted the inquest. Only one witness, Elijah Collins, father in law of the victim, saw young Newsom die. He said he saw Newsom suddenly shudder, then crumple dead. The two were working Sunday night in order to have a holiday Monday. The victim was married 3 months ago. He is survived by his brie and by his mother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

O’BRYAN, Fred Woodrow
Fred Woodrow O’Bryan, age 1, of Wilbur, KY, the son of Harry M. and Bessie Short O’Bryan, passed away at a local hospital on Sep 7 at 10:30 the result of an accident last Friday afternoon. Mr. O’Bryan fell from the running board of a truck and was crushed under the back wheel. The accident occurred near Fallsburg as he was returning from Catlettsburg where he attended the sales day at the stockyards. Funeral services were held from the home at 10 o’clock Monday with the Rev. Hunt officiating. Interment following in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. O’Bryan had been a member of the Christian Church for 2 years. The deceased is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, Edith Marie and Helen Imogene, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. O’Bryan of Wilbur and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Short of Cordell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

OSBURN, Donald Robert
Donald Robert, 25 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rice Osburn, died at their home in Fort Gay, September 19, after a long illness with spinal trouble. In addition to the parents, 6 brothers and sisters survive. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church on Joels Branch by Rev. Henry Mullens, with burial in the Crabtree Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Osburn formerly lived at Wayne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

PARSONS, Susan (Cavins)
Pikeville, KY—Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Cavins Parsons, 88, who died at the home of her daughter near here yesterday were held at the Dills Cemetery, across the river from Pikeville, this afternoon. She was the widow of W. G. Parsons, a Confederate veteran, who died several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

PATTON, Mrs. Fred
Prestonsburg-Mrs. Fred Patton, 44 years old, died suddenly at the Patton family’s apartment in the residence of W. H. Brown Monday, a victim of a heart attack. Mrs. Patton, wife of a driller in the local gas field and a highly respected woman, had been ill for some time, but her sudden death came as a shock. The victim was a daughter of Green Slone, well known Knott County farmer, and was a sister to Dr. C. R. Slone, prominent Prestonsburg dentist. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 young sons. The body was taken by E. P. Arnold to Raven, Knott County, her old home for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

PEMBERTON, Nancy Jane
Mrs. Nancy Jane Pemberton, 62, a resident of Ashland for many years died Thursday after an illness of 2 weeks. She was the wife of Floyd Pemberton whom she married Sep 13, 1921. She was a native of Lawrence County, OH. In early life Mrs. Pemberton was a nurse. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Pemberton, one daughter, Mrs. T. H. Williams, of Pikeville, one son, Frank Gibson of Pikeville, by one sister, Mrs. John H. Zeek of Coal Grove, Oh and one brother, Harry Pemberton of Little Rock, AR. Funeral services were held from the funeral home Saturday with Rev. H. E. Trent, assisted by Rev. O. P. Smith, in charge. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

PERRY, Amy (Fields)
Amy Fields Perry, 68 years old, a native of Boons Camp, died at her home Aug 22. She was the daughter of Elder Elijah and Louisa Fields. She was married to William Everett Perry, who died Sep 16, 1932. She is survived by 3 children and 3 sisters. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 21 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

PICKLESIMER, Anna Evelyn
Pikeville, KY, Sep 9-Anna Evelyn Picklesimer, 19 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clancey Picklesimer, died of burns suffered Saturday when she fell into a tub of scalding water. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

PORTER, Frederick
Funeral services for the  late Frederick Porter, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Porter of Boldman, were held at the home of his parents Wednesday with Rev. E. B. Bates of Laynesville officiating. Interment was made in Boldman Cemetery. Frederick Porter, a cola miner born in Huntington, died at the hospital Monday after an 11 day siege of dysentery. He is survived by his parents and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

PRESTON, Sarah (Webb)
1865-1935
Catlettsburg—Mrs. Sarah Preston, 69 year old resident of Burnaugh, Boyd County, died Sunday morning at her home. Mrs. Preston had been in ill health for the past 8 years and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Preston had lived in Boyd County fro the past 9 years, coming here from Greenup County. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. H. L. Dawson and Mrs. Arthur Black of Buchanan, Mrs. William Selzer of Gray’s Branch, KY and Miss Gladys Preston, at home; 3 sons, Tom, of Buchanan, Frank, of Ashland, and Homer of Williamson, WV; 4 sisters, Mrs. W. R. Akers of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Lode Sublett of Paintsville, Mrs. Martin Preston and Mrs. Henry Walter, both of Sibley, LA and one brother, Walbridge Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence at Burnaugh. Rev. William Oakes, pastor of the Christian Church of Oldtown, KY officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery near the home at Burnaugh. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

REED, Lloyd
Lloyd Reed, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reed, of Betsy Layne, died a the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, Tuesday night, a victim of blood poisoning which followed injuries sustained 2 weeks earlier when struck by an automobile near his parents home. The child’s legs were broken when struck by a car driven, it is said, by Ferrell Johnson, of Pikeville. Parents of the little victim are quoted as saying the accident was unavoidable. The body was brought here and prepared for burial by E. P. Arnold, then returned to the Reed home at Betsy Layne and from there sent to the former home of the bereaved parents, near Birmingham, AL. Besides the parents, the little victim is survived by 4 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

RICE, Ava Nell
Paintsville, KY—Little Ava Nell Rice, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Rice, of Oil Springs, died at the hospital after an illness followed by an operation. She was admitted to the hospital Aug 22 suffering from a ruptured appendix. An emergency operation was performed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

RIFFE, John T.
1878-1935
Russell—Funeral services for John T. Riffe, 57, C & O engineer, were held at the home of his sister at Eighteenth and Carter Avenue in Ashland Monday afternoon at 2 . Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Riffe, a resident of this city and an engineer on the C & O here died at the Huntington C & O hospital Friday evening at 4 following a major operation. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, Mar 8, 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Riffe. He had been connected with the C & O for a number of years and was a valued and efficient employee. One son, Charles, of this city, and several brothers and sisters survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 6, 1935

ROSS, David
David Ross, 69, of Ashland, died Wednesday after an illness of 7 years. He was born at Flat Gap, Johnson County, and had made his home in Ashland for the past 8 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Junior Order. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Julia Ross; 2 sons and 2 daughters, E. G. Ross of Pike County, Mrs. Martha Williams of Morgan County, Mrs. Luna Hunt of Ashland and Frank Ross at home; one sister and 3 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

RUCKER, Emma (Garrett)
Mrs. Emma Garrett Rucker, widow of the late James L. Rucker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. F. Arthur in Ashland Tuesday. She had been in ill health the past 4 weeks. Born in Floyd County, KY, Mrs. Rucker had been a resident of Boyd County for the past 50 years. She is survived by the following children, David Rucker, Catlettsburg, Mrs. L. F. Arthur, Ashland, Mrs. Joe Carlin, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Charles Krick, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. John Hogan, Rush, Garrett Rucker, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Lyle Lambert, Sciotoville, OH and Mrs. B. F. Karnap, Portsmouth, OH. She also leaves one brother, Richard Garrett, of Pikeville, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

RUNYON, Ira
Pikeville, KY—Stricken with appendicitis while hunting in West Virginia Monday, Ira Runyon, 61, member of the Pike County board of education and prominent Pinson Fork farmer and singing teacher was rushed to the hospital here for an emergency operation but died Wednesday night. Born on Pinson Fork of Pond, Mr. Runyon was the son of Joe and Columbia Runyon an spent his entire life in that community. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Columbia Runyon of Catlettsburg, and 2 brothers, Amos Runyon, assistant county superintendent of schools who lives at Belfry and Ransom Runyon of Catlettsburg; 5 sons, Joe of Bartley, WV, George of Hardy, Lawrence of Pinson Fork, Amos of Stone, and Woodrow of Pinson; 3 daughters, Mrs. Louisa Hatfield, Mrs. Columbia Hatfield, and Mrs.  Marie Charles all of Pinson Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

SELBEE, Mary Jane (Workman)
Mrs. Mary Jane Selbee, 82 years old, died at her home near Saltpetre, Sep 19, following an illness of 20 years with asthma. Mrs. Selbee was born Jan 31, 1853, the daughter of Pleasant and Abagail Workman. She was married at Radnor in 1868 to Bernard Selbee. The deceased had been a member of the Pleasant Baptist Church for 69 years. She is survived by the following children: W. H. Selbee, of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. T. V. Preston of Huntington, Mrs. J. L. Jarrell and Mrs. Elisha Wellman of Fort Gay, 47 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and one brother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. B. Rigg, Rev. Carmi Crabtree and Rev. Carmi Webb, Friday of last week at Nursery Gap, with interment in the Lambert Cemetery on Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

SHEPHERD, Orean (Jack)
The automobile accident, which occurred early Thursday morning last week, 3 miles south of Catlettsburg, claimed a third victim when Orean (jack) Shepherd, 22 of Catlettsburg, died in an Ashland hospital. Two others, Mrs. Ray Wheeler, 21, of Catlettsburg, killed instantly, and her sister, Miss Helen Oxley, 18, of Ashland, died of injuries received when the car plunged over an embankment into a creek. Mrs.  Wheeler’s husband, was taken to the hospital suffering from numerous lacerations and bruises and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Wheeler were critically injured. Wheeler is said to have been the driver of the car, said a front tire blew out, causing the car to leave the road. Shepherd is survived by his father, E. C. Shepherd and his mother, Mrs. Flora Wolfford, and by 3 brothers, Oscar Shepherd, of Ashland, E. C. Shepherd, Jr., and George Shepherd, at home and by one sister, Mrs. O. M. Littleton, Ashland and one half sister, Miss Josephine Haddox, Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the residence, Catlettsburg with Rev. H. H. Perkins in charge and burial followed near Leon, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

SKAGGS, Rinda
The grim reaper, death, entered the home of Jerry Skaggs, of Keaton Monday and took his wife, Mrs. Rinna Skaggs. She suffered a stroke of paralysis almost 2 weeks ago and has been in such a serious condition that her death was not unexpected although a shock to family and friends. She leaves her husband and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

SLOANE, Lula (Stapleton)
Mrs. Lula Sloane, 32 years old, died at her home on Little Lynn Creek, Aug 25, following an illness of several months with tuberculosis. Mrs. Sloane was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stapleton, She was a member of the Church of God. In addition to the parents, she is survived by 4 children, and 3 step children, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Russell, Mrs. Fannie Russell, Mrs. Anna M. Parsons, and Lora Sloane of Little Lynn, a half brother, Arnold Justice of East Lynn. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tildon Parsons and Rev. William S. Ross with burial in the Calvary Adkins cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

STAPLETON, Mrs. Sidney
Mrs. Sidney Stapleton, 75 years old, died at her home at East Lynn, Aug 27, with tuberculosis, after an illness of 14 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Wigs) Jackson. She was first married to Reese Marshall. Later she married James Stapleton, who survives. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Stapleton is survived by the following children: Jamison and Thorny Marshall, William, Charles and Lonnie Stapleton, all of East Lynn; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Perry, of Peter Cave. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paris B. Adkins and Rev. William Ross, with burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

THOMPSON, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Thompson, age 55, of Debord Hill, Ashland, died Saturday after an illness of 3 years. She had been living in Ashland the past 7 years and was born in Lawrence County. She was the wife of James Thompson, who survived her. She also leaves 3 sons, John of Ashland, Meredith of Firebrick, KY and Hugh of Chattanooga, TN and 3 daughters, Mrs. Florence Anderson and Mrs. Viola Shortridge of Ashland and Miss Grace Thompson, at home. Funeral and burial at Webbville Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

TOPPINS, Harriet
Mrs. Walter Perdue, of Wayne, received word Monday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Harriet Toppins, of Logan. Funeral services and burial were held at Queen’s Ridge near Mrs. Toppins birthplace, Mrs. Toppins was the daughter of John A. and Mary Preston Queen, both deceased and a sister of App F. Queen, mail carrier who was accidentally shot to death earlier this year. Surviving are several children and a sister, Mrs. Lafe Copley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 20, 1935

TRENT, Roy H.
Mrs. Roy H. Trent, 28, of Saltpetre, WV died Sep 6 at the hospital at Wayne, WV. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Lynch Chapel, with Rev. Pitzer of Fort Gay officiating. Mrs. Trent had been a member of the M. E. Church for 2 years. She is survived by her husband, Roy H. Trent and 4 children, Blanche, Roy H. Jr., Charlette and Delores, all of Saltpetre; her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Pauley, 4 sisters, Mrs. M. L. Sammons of Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. W. F. Atkins of Huntington, WV, Mrs. I. L. Staney of Saltpetre, and Mrs. L. R. Fillpott of Bassett, VA and 5 brothers, Thomas Pauley of New Boston, OH, Robert Pauley of Williamson, WV, and U. S. Conn and W. M. Pauley of Saltpetre. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

VANHORNE, Frances Lee
Mrs. Frances Lee Vanhorne, 64 years old, passed away at her home at Cadmus on Sep 25 at 4:30 a.m. Funeral services were held Sep 26 at 2 p.m. from the home of the Rev. Fred Vanhorne, with Rev. Cassidy officiating. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 20 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Malloy, 5 sons, Rev. Fred Vanhorne, Jim, Jay, Austin and Willis, all at home, and 3 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

WALTER, Monroe M.
Mr. Monroe M. Walter, aged 89 years, passed away at his home near Blaine, this county, last Friday night, his death following an illness of 10 weeks. Mr. Walter was a prominent citizen and retired farmer. He was the son of Robert L. and Louise Swetnam Walter and was born and reared at Blaine. The death of his wife, Mrs. Ann Patrick  Walter, occurred last year. They had been married 58 years. Surviving sons and daughters, are Luther M. Walter, attorney of Chicago, Roscoe and A. Henry Walter, also prominent attorneys of Washington, D. C. , and Edfrod, engineer of New York City, Mrs. Thompson, wife of D.J. Thompson, Mrs. Thompson, wife of Dr. C. L. Thompson of Grayson, KY and Mrs. B. H. Vaughan of Port Arthur, TX. Impressive funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon from the home, The Rev. John Gross, of the M. E. Church, president of Union College at Barboursville, KY, officiating. Interment was made in the Blaine Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

WHEELER, Mrs. Ray
The automobile accident, which occurred early Thursday morning last week, 3 miles south of Catlettsburg, claimed a third victim when Orean (jack) Shepherd, 22 of Catlettsburg, died in an Ashland hospital. Two others, Mrs. Ray Wheeler, 21, of Catlettsburg, killed instantly, and her sister, Miss Helen Oxley, 18, of Ashland, died of injuries received when the car plunged over an embankment into a creek. Mrs.  Wheeler’s husband, was taken to the hospital suffering from numerous lacerations and bruises and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Wheeler were critically injured. Wheeler is said to have been the driver of the car, said a front tire blew out, causing the car to leave the road. Shepherd is survived by his father, E. C. Shepherd and his mother, Mrs. Flora Wolfford, and by 3 brothers, Oscar Shepherd, of Ashland, E. C. Shepherd, Jr., and George Shepherd, at home and by one sister, Mrs. O. M. Littleton, Ashland and one half sister, Miss Josephine Haddox, Catlettsburg. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon from the residence, Catlettsburg with Rev. H. H. Perkins in charge and burial followed near Leon, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 27, 1935

WHITT, Charles C.
Charles C. Whitt, 78 years old, who died Wednesday at his home in Huntington after an illness of 6 months, will be buried Saturday afternoon in the Docks Creek Cemetery, Wayne County, following funeral services at 2 o’clock at the Kenova Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Steele Whitt, 4 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Fields, of Kenova, Mrs. Iva Massey, Mrs. Pearl Birt, and Miss Billie Jean Whitt, all of Huntington and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Shawkey, of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Sep 13, 1935

YORK, Leonidas H.
1851-1935
Dr. Leonidas H. York died at his home in Louisa on Thursday, Sep 19 at 2:30 p.m. He was in his 85th year, having been born Jan 4, 1851. While he had been in feeble health for 2 or 3 years his death was not expected at the time, and came rather suddenly after an attack. Dr. York was a practicing physician and surgeon in Fort Gay and Louisa for more than half a century. He was a men of more than ordinary natural ability and his skill in the filed of medicine and surgery was the best proof of this fact. His record in surgery includes a large number of major operations. Dr. York was interested in the business life of his community, joining with other progressive citizens in enterprises of general importance. He built a hospital in Louisa in 1907. In 1904 and 1905 he was one of the promoters of the bridge connecting Louisa and Fort Gay and of the Louisa National Bank. He served as vice president of these institutions through all the years since.

He was a Mason, having taken the high degree of Shrine and Templar in this order. His church affiliation was with the Baptist denomination, the Fort Gay Church. For a number of years previous to his death the fact was known to his close friends that he was devoting considerable time to the study of the Bible. It is said by those who knew him best that they never heard Dr. York utter an unkind criticism or any person, which is one of the rarest virtues. The funeral was held in the Fort Gay Baptist Church and interment was made in the Beaire Cemetery near by. Rev. Bascom Lakin, a native of Fort Gay, preached the funeral. The Vinson Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay took part in the ceremonies, and the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa directed the details of the funeral. The attendance was the largest ever seen at a funeral in Fort Gay.

Dr. York was born and reared 9 miles southeast of Louisa at what is now known as Glenhayes, on the east side of the Tug Fork of Big Sandy River. He was a son of Joseph D. and Elizabeth Ratliff York. His father and uncle, Dr. Joshua York, came from Ohio to tug River location in 1840 and became owners of large tracts of lands. Joseph York lived to be 86 years old. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Permelia Allison York, one daughter, Mrs. A. W. Bromley of Louisa; one son, Charles T. York of Hightown, VA and one sister, Mrs. James Atkins of Kermit, WV.

Pallbearers were:
Active: J. B. Kinstler, Lace M. Wellman, R. I. Vinson, Robert Dixon, J. B. Clayton and Dr. C. B. Rice.
Honorary: Ed J. Vinson, R. W. Vinson, G. R. Vinson, M. S. Burns, Dr. W. W. Wray, Dr. L. S. Hayes, Dr. J. E. Carter, Dr. J. W. McNabb, Dr. W. A. Hayes, Dr. Ira Wellman, Dr. J. Bartram and Dr. C. E. Skaggs. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Sep 27, 1935

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OCTOBER

ATKINS, Golden
Golden Atkins, 55 years old of Buffalo Creek, died at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin, Friday night, a victim of dropsy, from which he had suffered, for several months. Mr. Atkins is survived by one brother, Manuel Atkins of Allen. He was never married. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Buffalo Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

BARTLEY, Alvin
Injured when a mine car caught him on the slate dump at the Henry Clay mines at 7 o’clock, Alvin Bartley, 20, Lookout, miner was rushed to the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville where he died. Bartley was working on the slate dump when he was caught under a loaded mine car. The lower part of his body was mangled. He suffered a crushed left leg, broken right leg and crushed and broken pelvic bone. Bartley is survived by 2 brothers, Leonard and Ross, both of Lookout. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

BELCHER, Nona (Elswick)
Mrs. Nona Elswick Belcher, 32 years old, died at noon Sunday at her home at Mouth Card following an illness of 8 days with pneumonia. Besides her husband, Hensley Butler, she also leaves one son, Russell and 2 daughters, Pauline and Anna Louise and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Elswick, 3 sisters, Inez Elswick, at home, Mrs. Buster Powell of Elkhorn City, and Mrs. Harry Stafford of Tipton, NC and one brother, W. C. Elswick of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

BIGGS, C. W.
Olive Hill, KY—C. W. Biggs, 41, a farmer of Limestone, Carter County, was killed near here Sunday night by a pistol bullet fired by Amos Ison, youthful miner, according to county officers. Ison was arrested after the shooting and was taken to the county jail at Grayson. Witnesses said the shot came without warning, and that no argument had preceded the affair. Ison and Biggs walked to the latter’s truck on highway 60, where Biggs stopped to pick up some article in the truck. Ison pressed the gun to Biggs’ left side and fire, the bullet passing through the body, it is charged. The clothing of Biggs was powder burned, Ison is reported to have been under the influence of liquor a the time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

BLANTON, John
John Blanton of Wheelersburg, 60 years old, and a prominent citizen, died instantly Sunday when he suffered a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage while attending church near his home. Mr. Blanton, long a member of the Baptist Church, had gone to the morning services there and was apparently in fair health. While listening to the services he suddenly collapsed and when aid came to him he was dead. Burial in the Conley Cemetery at Wheelersburg following funeral services at his home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

BEVINS, O. K.
O?? Bevins, 39, a former Pike County citizen and airplane pilot for many years, was instantly killed early Friday when his plane became lost in a heavy fog and crashed at Mason, OH about 25 miles northwest of Cincinnati. Marshall Richard Cox, of Mason, who investigated  the crash, made the identification. It is thought that Bevins, had started on a flight from Cincinnati to Detroit, flying a small 2 seater cabin plane. Death was instantaneous, the marshal, said and the body was badly  mangled. The plane Bevins was flying had crashed into a radio tower of the Greeley Radio corporation, after the pilot had been blinded by the fog.  The dead pilot was a former United State air mail pilot, but at the time of the crash he was not flying the mail. Bevins had narrowly escaped death on several occasions. Once when he crashed his plane near Pikeville and on another occasion landed his plane on the river bank not far from Huntington. Several years ago Bevins attempted a non stop cross country flight but was forced down in Missouri and suffered fractures of both legs in making the landing. Bevins was married 6 years ago to the daughter of C. S. Croniger, of Fort Thomas, KY. The had been living at Bluefield for some time. He was the son of Will Bevins of Big Creek, Pike County. . Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

BORDERS, Mary Katherine
Mary Katherine Borders, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Borders of Georges Creek, passed away Oct 12 at 11 o’clock a.m. Funeral service was held at the home Sunday, Oct 15, at 10 o’clock the Rev. Ed Preston officiating. Burial was in the Murray cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

BUNTING, Samuel D.
Samuel D. Bunting, 44 years old, World War veteran and Chesapeake & Ohio Railway company brakeman, died at the home here of his brother, W. V. Bunting, Monday. Mr. Bunting’s death came unexpectedly and was a severe shock to his many friends. Shortly after his discharge from the army at the close of the World War, Mr. Bunting, entered the employ of the C & O Railway Company and for the last 10 years had resided at Martin. He was well known in athletic circles as a baseball pitcher. Following a brief funeral service at the home of his brother here, Mr. Bunting’s body was taken to his old home at Rush, Boyd County, where funeral rites were conducted Tuesday from the Pilgrim Holiness Church with burial in the family cemetery. Interment was made under the auspices of Thomas Field Post American Legion, Ashland, of which he was a member. Surviving Mr. Bunting are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McKnight, one son, Glenn Bunting, of Rush, his brother and a sister, Miss jenny Bunting, of Prestonsburg and a brother, Howard Bunting of Lang, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

BURCHETT, Mae (Wright)
Prestonsburg—Mrs. Mae Wright Burchett, 34 years old, wife of Oak Burchett died at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Friday following an illness of several weeks. Death was caused by enlargement of the spleen and Mrs. Burchett had been seriously ill for some time at her home near Pikeville before being taken to Louisville. A daughter of the late A. J. Wright, well known resident of the Bull Creek section, and of Mrs. Martha Wills Wright, Mrs. Burchett had a host of relatives and friends in this county. For several years she and her husband had resided here. They moved to Pikeville a few years ago, her husband being employed by the Piney Oil & Gas Company there. Mrs. Burchett is survived by her husband, 2 children, Eula Mae and Jack Reynolds, her mother, 2 brothers, Edgal L. and Elder Wright, of Prestonsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Ed Banks of Water Gap. Body of the victim was returned to the Burchett home near Pikeville from which funeral rites were conducted Sunday. Burial near the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

BURNETTE, Herbert
Pikeville, KY, Sep 30—Herbert Burnette, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Burnette, died a the Methodist Hospital here of injuries suffered when struck by a C & O train near his home. He was a student at Pikeville High School and had enlisted in the CCC and would have gone to camp in a few days. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

CAMPBELL, Mary Ellen
Mrs. Mary Ellen Campbell, 79, widow of R. M. Campbell, died Friday at the home of her son, Girard Stewart, at Rush after in illness of 2 years. She was a native of Lawrence County but had resided in Boyd County for the past 30 years. Mrs. Campbell is survived by one son, Girard Stewart, 7 grandchildren, 6 sisters, Mrs. Dave Shepherd, and Mrs. Millard White of Estep, Mrs. Luther Hutchinson and Mrs. Riley Fannin of Rush, Mrs. F. P. Stanley and Mrs. Dave Ross of Ashland, one brother, Hiram Lambert of Fallsburg, and 4 step children, Mrs. Tilden Kirk of Ashland, Mrs. Effie Igwersen of Nebraska, Allen Campbell of Akron, OH, and G. K. Campbell of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at the home at Rush at 2 Sunday afternoon. Rev. L. D. Roe officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

CARTER, Marvin
Marvin Carter, 30 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Carter, of Sidney, WV, died Oct 12 in U. S. Army hospital in Panama following an illness with pulmonary tuberculosis. Mr. Carter was born in Lawrence County, KY. He visited home folks at Sidney 18 months ago. In addition to the parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: J. W. Carter, of Red Star, WV, Arlie Carter of Nolan, R. L. and Clarence Carter of Sidney, B. F. Carter of St. Albans, Silas Carter of Crum, Sgt. Earl Carter of Edgewater Arsenal, MD, Mrs. D. C. Bently of Sidney and Miss Blanche Carter at home. The body was shipped to Sidney, WV to arrive within 10 days. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery at Sidney. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

CHANDLER,
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Chandler of Ashland, died in a hospital there on Thursday of last week. The body was taken to Lowmansville where burial took place Friday. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Carl, 4 sisters, Marie, Betty, Gertrude and Maxine and 2 grandfathers, Sanford Chandler of Lowmansville and Robert Miller of Ulysses, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

DANIEL, Rebecca Jane (Borders)
1886-1935
Rebecca Jane Daniel, 49, wife of F. H. Daniel, died at her home in Van Lear Friday, October 11, after a period of illness. Mrs. Daniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Borders was born August 14, 1886 on Franks Creek in Johnson County.  On August 15,1901, she was joined in marriage to F. J. Daniel and to this union were born three sons:  Estill, Otchel, and Oval, and one daughter, Fannie Marie.  Mrs. Daniel at the age of sixteen, joined the United Baptist church at Sugar Grove on Franks Creek and has been a member of that church all her life. She is survived by her husband, F. H. Daniel;  three sons, Estill, Oval, and Otchel; one daughter, Fannie Marie; her father; two sisters, Mrs. Felitha Rose, Williamson WV., and Mrs. Joe Dixon, Lucasville, OH.; and three brothers, John Borders, Flat Gap, KY., Hezzie Borders, Ashland, KY, and Lewis Borders of Ashland. Mrs. Daniel's father, J. B. Borders, a Civil War veteran, who lives at Ashland is still alive and in good health at the age of 94 years. The funeral was held Sunday, October 18, at the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill, all relatives being present. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

DEAN, Mrs. Ben
Mrs. Ben Dean of East Lynn, died at the home of her son, Roe Dean, of Newcomb Creek, Oct 7 following a long illness of heart trouble. She is survived by 3 other sons, Sam and Jim Dean of East Lynn and Henry Dean of Prichard. Her husband, has been dead several years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Ross with burial in the Robert Vaughan Cemetery near East Lynn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

FARLEY, Sam
Sam Farley, 91 year old Buffalo farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Harris, in Williamson, WV Thursday.  He had been critically ill for several weeks. Known throughout that section as “Uncle Sam” Farley spent his entire life in farming on Buffalo Creek. Mr. Farley is survived by Mrs. Caroline Stepp, Mrs. R. L. Harris, daughters, Andy Farley and Alex Farley, sons; and one sister, Mrs. Paul Alley. Funeral services were held a the home of Mrs. R. L. Harris Saturday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

FAULKNER, Anna (Kinner)
Mrs. Anna Kinner Faulkner, 54, wife of Will Faulkner, of the Beaver Creek section, died Saturday night at her home after an illness of several months. A daughter of Theodore Kinner and the late Mrs. Kinner, of Buchanan, Mrs. Faulkner was born and reared on Bear Creek. She was a member of the Grassland Church. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday from the Grassland Church and burial made in the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Faulkner is survived by her husband, Will Faulkner, her father, Theodore Kinner, of Buchanan, 3 daughters, Faye, Annabelle and Lucy, all at home, 2 sons, Ballard and Carl of Bear Creek. Three sisters, Mrs. Will Vanhorn of Buchanan, Mrs. T. B. Bostick of Fullerton, KY, and Mrs. C. E. Riddle of Ashland and 3 brothers, Allan, Green and Scott Kinner of Buchanan also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Dolly A.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly A. Fitzpatrick, 67, who was killed when she jumped from an automobile which her son, Marcum Fitzpatrick, was driving near South Point, OH, Saturday morning, were held Monday at 2 o’clock East Point, KY. The remains were taken to the former home of the deceased there Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Honeycutt, of East Point, was in charge of the services with burial in the family cemetery. She was born Jul ??, 1868 in Johnson County and was the wife of the late Charles Fitzpatrick. The following children survive: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of Otway, OH, Hallie Fitzpatrick of Elkhorn City, Luther Fitzpatrick of East Point, Lillie Rivers of South Point, OH, Stella Pierce of Pedro, Marcus Fitzpatrick of South Point and Garland Fitzpatrick of North Kenova. OH. Marcus Fitzpatrick was operating the automobile when his mother, thinking the care was going to run into a Norfolk & Western train leaped from the speeding auto. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Emory
An accident at the Silver Creek bridge just east of Crum at 4:30 Wednesday cost the life of Emory Fitzpatrick, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fitzpatrick, of Grey Eagle, and serious injuries to Andrew, age 14, and Lafayette, aged 12, sons of Johnnie Marcum. The 3 children were struck by a car driven by Marvin M. Strong, buyer for the sores of the N & W fuel mines and a former member of the county court.. The 2 Marcum boys were taken to the hospital where their injuries were found to be painful but not serious. Andrew has a fracture of the left arm and lacerations of the head and body. All the in Lafayette’s right foot were broken and he sustained a deep scalp wound. Mr. Strong, who lives in Chattaroy, was en route home from Huntington where he and F. W. Burmeister, manager of the Tug River Grocery company had served as jurors in federal court. Just before reaching the bridge, a front tire blew out and the car became unmanageable. It first struck the guard rail and then the side of the bridge before plowing through the 3 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

GAYHEART, Hattie
Prestonsburg—Miss Hattie Gayheart, 37 years old, died Saturday morning at the Beaver Valley hospital, Martin, after an illness of a few days. Miss Gayheart’s death was unexpected. She had received treatment at the hospital a few days earlier, had returned here, then was returned to the hospital, when her condition became worse. Miss Gayheart resided here for the past 6 years at the home of W. S. Harkins, Jr. and had a host of friends. She was a native of Knott County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Gayheart. Surviving her are 2 sisters and 4 brothers. The body was taken to the Gayheart home at Yellow Mountain, KY where funeral services were conducted and burial made Sunday in the Bolen Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

GOBLE, J. M.
J. M. Goble, 83 years of age, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Y. Abbott, in Louisa last Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, following an illness of 7 weeks. Mr. Goble had made his home here with Mr. and Mrs. Abbott the past 6 years. He was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Harris Goble. A brief funeral service was held at the residence at 11 o’clock Tuesday with Rev. H. B. Hewlett and Rev. J. W. Worthington officiating. The body was taken to Allen, Floyd County, his old home and funeral service was held at the M. E. Church, South, there at 2 o’clock. He had been a faithful member of that church for 60 years. Mr. Goble was a Bible student and son leader and prominent in religious activities. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. C. Y. Abbott, of Louisa, Mrs. C. E. Blair of Huntington, Mrs. Henry McNitt of Chester, NB and 2 sons W. T. Goble of Auxier and H. D. Goble of Denver, CO; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Burchett, Woods, KY, and Mrs. Frank Harrod, Byron, NB, 2 brothers, Dick Goble of Byron, NB and J. H. Goble of Spokane, WA. Interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

HARRIS, Nancy Jane
Pikeville, KY—Mrs. Nancy Jane Harris, 73, died of a heart attack suffered Wednesday at her home at Goody. Mrs. Harris is survived by 6 daughters and one son, besides 3 brothers and 3 sisters. The children are as follows; Mrs. Octavia Varney, Mrs. Ella Bevins, Mrs. Fannie Craig, Mrs. Ester Hopkins, Mrs. C. T. Hash and John B. Harris, Jr. Her sisters are Mrs. Sarah M. Slater, Mrs. Octavia Williamson and Mrs. Vicie Stepp. Her brothers are O. R. Lowe, J. M. Lowe and Hayes Lowe. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Baptist Church at Goody with Elder Willis Blackburn, elder Hayes Maynard and Elder Hi Maynard officiating. Burial in the Harris cemetery at Goody. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

HAYES, Lafe C.
Mr. Lafe C. Hayes passed away at his home at Charley, this county, Friday, Oct 18, at 3:35 p.m. at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 17 days, his death following an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral rites were held on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, from the home with the Revs. G. V. Pack, German Walters, and Willie Daniel officiating, burial following in the Hayes cemetery under the direction of the Curtright funeral home of Louisa. Mr. Hayes had been for many years a merchant and farmer and was a prominent citizen of the county. He was married to Miss Julina Spencer in 1885 who died about 5 years ago. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church 30 years. Mr. Hayes is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. John M. Moore of Louisa, and Mr. Roscoe Hayes of Charley. Also a brother, Green Hayes. He was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Thompson Hayes, highly esteemed citizens of that community. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

HENSLEY, J. M.
One of the oldest and most respected citizens of Pike County, J. M. Hensley, 77, of Road Fork, died Tuesday after a 3 months illness. Death came as the result of an infected foot. Mr. Hensley had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 39 years. His wife, who was Juda Varney died Jul 12, 1932. Five children survive as follows: H. L. Hensley of Cedar, M. P. Hensley of Delbarton, B. A. Hensley of Hurricane and J. L. Hensley of Canada, KY and Vicey Tracey of Goody and 2 brothers residing in Kentucky, J. C. Hensley of Stone and Henry Hensley of Sharondale. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

HUGHES, Elmer Eddie
Pikeville, KY—The body of Elmer Eddie Hughes, 32, is expected to arrive soon at Sergeant where burial will be made. Hughes, a brother of Herbert Hughes employee of Consolidation Coal Company here was in the Navy. He died off the coast of san Pedro, CA, a few days ago. No details were given in the message announcing his death. Hughes visited here several time since he enlisted in the Navy nearly 4 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

JOHNSON, LaGrande
Pikeville, KY—An illness of less than a week with pneumonia took the life of LaGrande Johnson, 35 years old, assistant depot agent at Virgie and son of George Johnson, chairman of the county board of education, who died at his home at Virgie Wednesday. Born at Etty on the Long Fork, Mr. Johnson was the son of George and Mary Mullins Johnson. He spent his entire life in Pike County and had resided at Virgie since 1911. Besides his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Nellie Greer Johnson, one daughter, Catherine, 5 brothers, Conley, Bryan, Guy, Lon and Fon Johnson and 2 sisters, Mrs. Clara Childers and Mrs. Draxie Branham, 4 half brothers, Woodrow, Stanley, Hobart and J. F. Johnson and 3 half sisters, Marie, Ruby, and Irene Johnson, all of Virgie. Funeral services were held at Myra with Rev. Hatler Mullins and Rev. Richmond Stanley officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

JONES, Harry
Burial of Harry Jones, 74, a native of Morgan County, who died in a Louisa hospital on Thursday of last week, was made at Bloomington, Magoffin County, Saturday following funeral rites conducted in the Christian Church at Salyersville. Mr. Jones, who resided at Salyersville, having moved there from Morgan County in 1930, had been in failing health for several months and had been a patient in a hospital here for 4 weeks. The Masonic Lodge officiated at the rites held at Salyersville. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella Millard Jones and one son, Harry Jr. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1935

JUSTICE, Clyde
Williamson, WV—Clyde Justice, 28 year old McVeigh miner, was instantly killed Friday evening when his car, a Ford roadster, crashed into a sedan driven by Miss Bowens West, daughter of Kenneth West of this city, 2 miles south of Goody, in the sharp curve at Road Fork. Justice was catapulted through the windshield of his car onto the hood of the West sedan. He was dead when an ambulance arrived, death having resulted from complications of his injuries. Justice’s body was taken to Woodland, KY for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

LOWE, Victoria
Pikeville, KY—Suffering from a stroke at noon Monday which paralyzed her left side and throat, and which came after a summer long illness due to the infirmities of age, Victoria Lowe, 92, relict of Valentine Lowe, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lum (Alice) Lynch, on Buckley’s Creek, near Coal Run, Thursday, after a long residence in the vicinity of Cal Run. Deceased was a member of the Christian Church and those who knew her all of her life state that she was never known to be angry. She is said to have had a disposition that permitted her to laugh off her troubles and cheer those with whom she came into contact. She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Lum Lynch, Buckley’s Creek, Mrs. Julia Adams, Beaver Creek, Mrs. Mary Blackburn, Rockhouse, Mrs. Emma Ratliff, Pikeville and Mrs. Ella Scott, Coon Creek, 3 sons, George Jenk and Tom Lowe, all of Coal Run; 40 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren, all of whom have remained close around her all their lives. Interment was made in Keel Cemetery on Coal Run Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder-Friday, Oct 4, 1935

MAYNARD, William T. S.
William T.S. Maynard, 69, retired merchant of Louisa Road, Catlettsburg, died Sunday at the home of his son, Walter Maynard after a short illness. Mr. Maynard suffered a slight stroke last week and his condition had rapidly grown worse He was one of Catlettsburg’s best known and most progressive citizens.  He would have been 70 years old on the 30th of November. A native of Pike County, he moved to Catlettsburg many years ago, and resided there continuously for 30 years. Mr. Maynard leaves 4 sons, James, Wilbur and Walter of Catlettsburg and John of California, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ida Beard of Ashland, Mrs. Lora Bailey and Mrs. Lenora Wellman of Catlettsburg, 4 brothers, Garfield and James A. of Martin County, George D. of Kermit, WV, and Sam of Inez; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Belle Fitch and Mrs. Pet Maynard of Martin County and Mrs. Fred Hertel of Maude, OH. His wife preceded him in death about 17 years ago. Funeral services were conducted from the United Baptist Church Wednesday. Burial was in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

MCNALLY, Patrick
Patrick McNally, 60, who was killed by at train at Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, was buried in the Williams Cemetery in Ashland Wednesday following funeral rites. Mr. McNally was born in New Jersey and moved from there to Paintsville, KY, where he was married to the late Miss Sarah j. McCloud. They later moved to sandy City and resided there for 16 years. His wife died in 1910 and for the past 25 years he had lived in Dayton, OH and Indianapolis, IN. He leaves 2 sons, George of Kokomo, IN and Charles McNally of Anderson, IN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

MILLER, Ulysses Grant
Ulysses Grant Miller of Kermit, WV, died Oct 4 at his home at the age of 66. Burial took place at Warfield, KY, the Rev. Yoho and Rev. Lucian Kirk and the Masons having charge of the funeral services. Mr. Miller had been a trusted and faithful employee of the United Fuel Gas Company for 38 years. He was married to Stella Lee Hopson, of Inez, KY, daughter of J. W. and Nancy Ward Hopson, Dec 20, 1894. Mrs. Miller is a relative of the Clays, Newberrys, Wards and Hopsons, prominent families of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. To the above were born the following children, Ursel, Frances, wife of McKinley Maynard of Beauty, KY, Ida (deceased), wife of Samuel K. Trammell of Glen Alum, WV, Madge, wife of Asa Fitzpatrick of Selwyn, WV, Lelia, Orville and Orison. Mr. Miller was the son of Clay and Frances Cassell Miller of Henderson, KY. Surviving are the widow and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ida M. Hurst, wife of Sam N. Hurst, Pulaski, VA, Mrs. Etta M., wife of Lucien P. Kirk, St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Ora Inez, wife of William E. McCracken, Sardinia, OH, Cora Belle, widow of Rufust F. Sifford, Lavalette, WV, Lula Vida, wife of William H. Smith, Hendersonville, NC, Leon Virgil Hopson, Red Ash, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

MOORE, James Oliver
Dr. James Oliver Moore died at his home at Ledocio Sunday morning, Oct 6, at 5 o’clock. He was born Nov 26, 1873 on Little Blaine. He had been in declining health for almost a year. Dr. Moore was a practicing physician, having served the people of Lawrence County fro 34 years. He was graduated from the University Medical College, Kansas City, MO in 1901. The funeral was held form the home Monday afternoon and interment was made in the family cemetery. Rev. Anderson Spencer, a nephew of Charleston, WV, and Rev. Burch Hewlett, of Louisa, preached the funeral. The Masonic lodges of Richardson, Blaine and Louisa took part. Dr. Moore had been a member of the M. E. Church, South, since he was 12 years old. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Stella Shannon Moore and a son and daughter by a former marriage, Schmidt Moore and Mrs. Edgel Ball of Mattie. He was a son of Wesley T. Moore and Mrs. Ledocio McKinster Moore and is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Rev. A. L. Moore, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Martha Spencer of Charley, W. T. Moore Ledocio, Mrs. Cynthia Cramer, Anchorage, KY, Mrs. Scott Thompson, Sinking Springs, OH and Rev. Charles W. Moore of Charley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

NEWSOME, Isaac
Isaac Newsome, 70, prominent farmer of Parsley, WV, died at his home following an illness of about a year. He had lived his entire life in Mingo County. Thirteen children survive. Eight children are by his first wife, Mrs. Sally Newsome, who died about 30 years ago, while the remaining 5 are of the second marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Newsome, who also survives. Surviving daughters and sons are Mrs. W. M. Coleman of Warfield, KY, Mrs. George G. Umberger of  Wytheville, VA, Mrs. A. W. Hawley of Chicago, IL, Mrs. J. E. Phillips of Willilamson, A. J. Newsome of Marion, OH, Boda Newsome of Parsley, W. M. Newsome of Logan County and Lawrence Newsome of Lenore; Mrs. Arthur E. Taylor of Wilco, Roy, Paul George, Thomas and Okey Lee, all at home. The deceased was a member of the Christian church at Parsley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

PENNINGTON, Louise
Mrs. Louise Pennington died at her home in this county Tuesday. She was a devout Christian and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jefferson Pennington, 2 sons, Morton Coffey of Ashland and A. M. Coffey of Johnson City, TN and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Wheeler of Terryville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

PORTER, Clyde James
Clyde James Porter, 35, a native of Ashland, died Wednesday Oct 3, at his home in Ironton, OH after a short illness. He was a son of the late John J. Porter and a nephew of Mrs. H. C. Stell and Mrs. N. B. Chapman of Ashland and Mrs. T. B. Billups of Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nell Porter, one son, Jimmy, age 8, his mother, Mrs. J. J. Porter and one sister and 4 brothers, Funeral services were held Friday in the Central Christian Church in Ironton and interment was in Woodland Cemetery there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

PRIEST, Paul
Carbon monoxide gas claimed another victim when Paul Priest, secretary-treasurer of the Pikeville Motor Company, took that means of ending his life. Priest’s body was found slumped over in the rear seat of a sedan, with the motor running an a hose connected with the exhaust stuck through the rear window, in the garage of the Pikeville Motor Company at 7 o’clock by Leck Prater, when he opened up the garage. The openings of the car were all stuffed with paper and rags. Priest’s body was found in the rear seat with his head slumped over against the window close to the end of the hose. He had kneeled down and crouched over the seat in order to be near the hose which was bringing the deadly fumes which ended his life, it is believed from the position. Priest left home at 5 o’clock that morning, saying to his wife that he had extra work to do at the garage. He was seen at the typewriter in the office by Frank Cecil, carpenter, and Donald Hunt, service station attendant, as they passed on their way to work. Priest wrote a letter to his wife and to J. L. Grant, his partner, before ending his life. Priest went to work as a bookkeeper for the Pikeville Motor Company in 1924 and became financially interested in 1925. Financial difficulties in his business are said to have been worrying Priest for some time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

RATLIFF, Rush
After an illness that lasted 51 days Rush Ratliff, 43 of Coal run, died Saturday in the M. E. Hospital, Pikeville, where he had been rushed a few hours before. Ratliff had been swimming in the river about 2 weeks before he had become ill. The doctors pronounced typhoid fever that he had probably contracted while swimming. He is survived by his widow, the former Estelle Adams, 2 sons, Charles, 17 and John, 12, his father, James Ratliff, 2 brothers, Charles and Trueman and his grandmother, Mrs. Louisa Ratliff, who reared him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

RICE, Alex
Alex Rice, 39, was fatally injured at 11:17 o’clock Saturday night at Sixteenth and Front Streets in Ashland when he was struck by Chesapeake & Ohio freight train No. 94 eastbound. He was taken to the Grace Memorial hospital where he died at 11:50 o’clock. Rice’s right leg was severed near the hip, his left leg was badly torn and twisted and his body was also badly mangled. E. W. Reese, of Russell, engineer, and H. L. Burton, conductor, who were in charge of the train, told police that Rice was struck by the train as he attempted to walk across the tracks when the train was too close upon him, the officers said. Rice, a concrete worker, was well known. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nancy Rice, 3 sisters,  Mrs. Callie Dixon, Mrs. Pearl Click and Miss Allie Rice, and one brother, H. B. Rice. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

RIFFE, Willie
Willie Riffe, 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Riffe, died at Wurtland. The child is survived by his parents, and one brother, Robert Daniel Riffe. Funeral service was held on Trace Fork in Magoffin County with Rev. Daniels in charge. Burial was made in the Magoffin County Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

ROBERTS, Jack K.
Jack K. Roberts, 23 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Roberts, of Louisa, route 3, passed away at the home of his parents, Wednesday, Oct 9 at 3 p.m. following a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday, Oct 11 at 2 p.m. with interment in the family cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Roberts is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Roberts and 3 sisters, Frances Willard, Caroline and Lois, all at home. Mr. Roberts played on the Louisa high football team several years ago. He was a nephew of Mrs. S.J. Picklesimer and W. Jay Roberts of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

ROSS, Bonnie Sue
Bonnie Sue Ross, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ross, died at their home at Normal Thursday, survived by her parents, one sister, Alva Beatrice, age 12, one brother, Donald G. age 18 months, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Moore all of Ashland. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine Friday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

RUNYON, Ballard
Ballard Runyon, 61, a miner from Stone, KY, died Monday in Memorial hospital after an illness of approximately 4 months. He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the United Mine Workers of America. Three daughters and 2 sons survive. They are Mrs. Rell Smith, South Williamson, Mrs. H. P. Varney of Turkey Creek, Mrs. Perrell Vickers, Stone, and Gordon Runyon of Sharondale and C?? Runyon of Borderland. Funeral services were held at 9 Tuesday at Sharondale. Burial was in the afternoon at the family cemetery at ???sey, KY. The Rev. Ester Hopkins delivered the sermon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

SMITH, Mack
Mack Smith, ??, a Spanish-American War veteran, died Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lambert in Williamson. He is survived by his wife, formerly Lenna Camper, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Camper of Huntington, and a brother in law, J. H. Camper of Washington, D. C. and 2 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Copley of Williamson and Mrs. Paul Hale of Charleston. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Baptist Church there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

SPENCER, Preston
Prestonsburg—A Floyd County man who had spent at least the allotted 3 score and ten of man’s allotted existence before he ever saw an automobile was fatally injured at the age of 89 when struck by a car. The victim was Preston Spencer of Drift, one of the county’s oldest and best men and a Confederate veteran. He was struck Oct ?? by an automobile driven by Tip Daniels of drift and died on the following day at the Beaver Valley hospital. The tragedy took place on the highway near the Turner ??? Coal Company office at drift. The victim was walking along the roadside and according to Daniels stepped into the path of the automobile so suddenly that he could not avoid hitting him, Daniels claimed he was driving at a moderate rate of speed. Mr. Spencer was a native of North Carolina, and came to this county, when a young man. He resided at Drift and spent the re???? of his life there following the peaceful occupation of a farmer . He was married to Miss Coon Turner, a daughter of the late J. Burks turner. The widow survives as do the following children: Mart Spencer of Turkey Creek, Alex Spencer, Northern, Lee Bud Spencer of Printer, Mrs. Culie Collins. Wayland, and Mrs. Albert Moore of Turkey Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

STALEY, W. Henry
W. Henry Staley, 85 years old, died at his home in Kenova, Oct 15, after an illness of 6 months. Mr. Staley was a life long resident of Wayne County. He retired from farming 16 years ago when he moved to Kenova. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova and of the A. F. & A. M. Buena Vista lodge at Whites Creek. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. C. W. Thompson and Mrs. L. W. Queen of Kenova, Mrs. Laban Notier and Mrs. Camden Plymale both of Huntington, P. J., L. R. and R. A. Staley, all of Huntington and W. C. Staley of Portsmouth, OH, 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Oct 17 at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Kenova with Rev. Henry Mullens, assisted by Rev. Norris Gilliam officiating. Burial in the Cyrus Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

VANHOOSE, Betty Jo
Estill, KY—Betty Jo, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Vanhoose of this place, died at midnight Thursday from the effects of a pin swallowed at her home here last Saturday night. She was taken Sunday to Huntington, WV where specialists tried to remove the pin, which was one of the ordinary stick variety from her trachea, where it had lodged, by means of a magnet. But these efforts were in vain. The actual cause of death was strangulation, it is reported. The body was returned here for burial in the local cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

WARD, Milton
Milton Ward, 33 years old, died at his home in Huntington, Oct 4, after a long illness. He is survived by the widow, 2 children, Carl and Pauline Ward, the father, Virgil Ward, of Dickson, 2 brothers, Clarence Ward of Charleston and Ansel Ward of Ironton; 2 sisters Mrs. Maggie Hall and Mrs. Minnie Boothe, both of Wayne. Burial was in Dickson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

WHEELER, Veatrice
Veatrice Wheeler, 13, daughter of Sherman Wheeler, secretary and treasurer of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company, died at her home in Paintsville Tuesday morning after an illness of 2 weeks. She was a freshman in high school. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church there Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. She is survived by her parents, 4 sisters, Gertrude, Anna Beatrice, Della Elizabeth, and Hermia Lee and one brother, Charles Sherman Wheeler, all at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 25, 1935

WILBUR, Walter
Walter Wilbur, age 58, of Richardson, KY, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Wallace, of Van Lear, on Oct 2 at 9 a.m. following an illness of 4 months. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the M. E. Church at Richardson, with interment in the family cemetery. Mr. Wilbur was the son of Ambrose T. and Magdeline Williamson Wilbur. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jane Wilbur, one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Wallace of Van Lear, one son, W. H. Wilbur of Richardson, 3 sisters, Mrs. J. H. Wilson, of Louisa, Mrs. Fay Castle and Mrs. William Preston of Richardson, 3 brothers, George H. and Henry Wilbur of Garrett, KY, and Charles Wilbur of Vanderville, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 4, 1935

WILSON, James B.
James B. Wilson, 73 years old, died at his home in Oakland, IA, Monday of last week, following an illness of 6 months. Mr. Wilson was born and reared on Mill Creek, in Wayne County, and married Miss Jo Christian, a Wayne County girl. They moved to Iowa about 35 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson visited relatives in Wayne county in 1929. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his widow, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Lulie Hagood, Mrs. Myrt Hetrick, and Mrs. Grace D. Chambers, all of Oakland, 2 sisters, Mrs. B. B. McCormick of Holden, MO and Mrs. Dan H .Frazier, of Fort Gay, route 1, and 3 brothers, John Wilson of Elgin, OR, Orion and Sam Wilson of Oakland. Funeral services and burial in the Oakland cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 11, 1935

YOUNG, Willie Jean
In loving memory of our dear niece, Willie Jean Young who was born Jul 15, 1929 and died Sep 3, 1935. She was 6 years one month and 17 days old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Oct 18, 1935

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AILIFF, Thomas
Thomas Ailiff, 77, retired Wayne County farmer died Saturday at his home at Wayne, WV. Funeral was conducted at Wayne Monday with Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Joseph Turner officiating. Surviving are 2 sons, Henry and L. T. Ailiff of Fort Gay.
Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 22, 1935

ALLEN, Santford
Prestonsburg, KY—Santford Allen, one of Floyd county’s best citizens, died Monday at his home near Alphoretta after an extended illness caused by advanced age. He was 76 years old. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Allen he was born and reared at what is now Warco, this county. Following the peaceful pursuits of a farmer, a devout member of the Christian Church for years and of a kindly helpful nature, he held the friendship and respect of all who knew him. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dobel Justice Allen,4 sons, and  daughters, Marion Allen of Printer, Henry Allen, Langley, Mrs. Vina Hayes, Langley, T. J. Allen, Mrs. Ellen Akers and Mrs. Lora J. Bailey all of Martin and Joseph Allen of Alphroetta. He also leaves 3 brothers and one sister, W. K. Allen of Allen, Green Allen, Prestonsburg, and John Allen of Warco and Mrs. H. F. May of Langley. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at the graveside in the family cemetery at Warco by the Rev. J. H. Marshall, veteran minister of the Christian Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

ARNETT, Philip H.
Funeral services for Philip H. Arnett, 83, father of Charles D. Arnett, Louisville Democratic nominee for Secretary of State, who died Friday at his home in West Liberty, KY, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Liberty, KY. Mr. Arnett was a retired farmer and merchant. Other survivors are 3 sons, Floyd Arnett, president of the Commercial Bank at West Liberty, Prof. J. S. Arnett, Daysboro and S. S. Arnett, Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mattie B. Shockey, Jenkins, and Mrs. Mary V. Childers, Charlestown, WV, 2 brothers, Leslie B. Arnett, Cannel City and C. C. Arnett, Hendricks, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. F. B. Dyer and Miss Charlotte Arnett of Hendricks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

BALDRIDGE, Elden
Prestonsburg, KY—Nov 21—Miss Bessie Branham, 23, of Prestonsburg was instantly killed and her companion, Eldren Baldridge, 18, of Little Paint Creek, sustained injuries from which he died later, when they were said by authorities to have been hit by an automobile driven by Howard Vanhoose, son of Mayor F. S. Vanhoose, of Paintsville, a the city limits Saturday. Vanhoose, though not under arrest, was place under $5000 bond pending completion of an investigation into the accident. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 22, 1935

BENTLEY, Henry
Henry Bentley, 40, veteran Williamson taxi driver, passed away Saturday night there in a hospital. Bentley, in a dying condition when taken to the hospital, died less than 2 hours after being admitted. Death was caused by internal hemorrhages. Funeral services were Tuesday in the home at Lick Creek. The Rev. Hi Maynard officiated and burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. Bentley is survived by his wife, 8 small children and 4 brothers, who live in Mingo County—Harry, Jess, Alec and Patton Bentley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

BOOTH, Alvin
Despite a regulation dose of Pasteur anti-rabies vaccine, administered promptly after he was bitten by a rabid dog 6 months ago, Alvin Booth, 68, farmer of near Neal, Wayne county, WV, developed a case of hydrophobia last Friday and succumbed the next day in a Huntington hospital. Booth was a brother of Jack Booth of Fort Gay. His case ware regarded by Huntington physicians as proving the exception to the rule that vaccine immunizes against hydrophobia. Dr. Roscoe Stotts of Kenova, familiar with the case history of Booth, said the case was unusual because statistics show that only one-half of one percent of immunized cases—one in every 200—may develop the disease. This case is obviously the rare exception.  Booth case attracted attention among the medical fraternity also because of the length of time between infection by the dog’s bite and the appearance of hydrophobia. The period was 5 months and 22 days. Dr. Stotts said cases have been known to develop as late as a year after exposure. Booth received the first injection of anti-rabies vaccine on Jun 6, 5 days after he was bitten. Tow injections were administered by a physician retained by the Wayne County ERA and the remaining 23 by a nurse. Booth consulted Dr. Stotts last Friday and complained of throat constriction. This, according to the doctor is the first symptom of hydrophobia in humans. Examination of Booth showed his body temperature t be low and his manners excited, additional symptoms.

Booth was hospitalized and gradually developed the violent manifestations typical of hydrophobia. Dr. F. C. Hodges of Huntington, pathologist, was called into consultation and assumed charge of the case. Dr. Hodges reported he had made an examination of Booth’s body and had found negri bodies which are positive evidence of hydrophobia in the brain tissue. There are several explanations, the doctor said, for the failure of the anti-rabies vaccine to protect Booth. The vaccine might not have been potent enough, the hydrophobia virus deeply implanted by the original bite, or the patient failed to respond to the injections in the usual manner, it was said. Funeral services for Booth were conducted Monday afternoon at the Neal Baptist Church. Burial was made in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Mr. Booth is survived by the widow, Mrs. Naomi Akers Booth, 3 sons, Taskel, Ollie and Eliot, all of Wayne County, a daughter, Lucy, of Milo, 2 sisters, Mrs. D. E. Smith of Huntington and Mrs. Cynthia Perdue of Shoals, WV and 7 brothers, A. P. Booth of Huntington, J. D. Booth of Detroit, John Booth, of Millers Fork, WV, Jack Booth of Fort Gay, WV, Vernie Booth of Wayne, OH , Ollie Booth of Shoals, and Pearlie of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 29, 1935

BRANHAM, Bessie
Prestonsburg, KY—Nov 21—Miss Bessie Branham, 23, of Prestonsburg was instantly killed and her companion, Eldren Baldridge, 18, of Little Paint Creek, sustained injuries from which he died later, when they were said by authorities to have been hit by an automobile driven by Howard Vanhoose, son of Mayor F. S. Vanhoose, of Paintsville, a the city limits Saturday. Vanhoose, though not under arrest, was place under $5000 bond pending completion of an investigation into the accident. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 22, 1935

BROWN, Alice (Hinkle)
Mrs. Alice Brown, 78 years of age, the daughter of Alf Hinkle, deceased, has been missing since Jun 16. Mrs. Brown lived with relatives and friends and was last seen on the date mentioned when she left the home of Ruth Davis on Gnats Creek, this county, and started to the home of John Spurlock on Big Laurel. She was seen at the foot of the hill leading over to Big Laurel by Sherman Sperry, and she inquired of him the way to the home of Spurlock. Since that time no one has seen Mrs. Brown and searching parties have been out several times looking for her. Friends and relatives fear robbery an murder as Mrs. Brown usually carried a large sum of money upon her person. The spot in which she  was last seen is sparsely settled and houses are a mile or two apart, and was the approximate location where he brother, 35 years ago, dropped dead from a heart attack. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

CASTLE, Mrs. Ollie A.
Mrs. Ollie A. Castle, 68, a native of Johnson County and widow of the late G. C. Castle, passed away Monday at her home in Ashland after an illness of 5 weeks. Her husband died Feb 2, 1934. Mrs. Castle was a daughter of Henderson and Emaline Nichols Castle, native Kentuckians. Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Lawrence Colliver. Early Wednesday morning the body was taken to the old home near Paintsville for burial. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Emaline Castle, of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Laura Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Willie Lemasters of Johnson county, 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one brother, Harry Castle of Wilbur, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. John Salyers of Paintsville and Mrs. Clifford Justice of Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

CHAFIN, Wilma Annette
Wilma Annette Chafin, 23, daughter of Ed Chafin, of Jack Fork of Garner, died at a hospital in Ashland Saturday after an illness of one week. She was a graduate of the Body County High School. At the age of 8 she became a member of the M. E. Church of Bolts Fork. Her mother died last May. She is survived by her father, Ed Chafin, and one brother, John Chafin at home. Funeral was held from the Ross Chapel on Bolts Fork Monday afternoon at 2 with Rev. L. D. Rowe, assisted by Rev. Eggleston in charge. Burial followed in the Lon Ross Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

CONN, Samuel
Samuel Conn, 26, was instantly killed in the mines of the Pike-Floyd Coal Company at Betsy Layne, KY, when run over by a motor at 6 o’clock Saturday morning. Conn had been employed a the mines since their establishment about 13 years ago. He worked Friday and was only passing thought the mines when killed. Tom Thompson, brakeman, leaped from the motor and tried to rescue Conn. Conn is survived by his widow, Rachel Johnson Conn and by 2 daughters, Gladys, 7, and Ernestine 3 months old. He was the son of Alex Conn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

COTTON, Jesse W.
Jesse W. Cotton, 71 years old, of  Huntington, died in a hospital there after a lingering illness. He is survived by 3 sons, Luther Cotton, of Huntington, Louie and Willard Cotton of Huntington, 7 daughters, Miss Rosie Cotton of Huntington, Mrs. Nancy Brown, Mrs. Mollie Murphy, and Miss Mandy Cotton of Huntington, Mrs. Stella Dean of near Wayne, Mrs. Sarah Bush of Henderson and Mrs. Martha Tackett of  Latrobe; one sister Mrs. Matilda Perkins of Huntington. Burial was at Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

CURNETTE, Green
Green Curnette was called by death Oct 11, 1935 at his home at Hudnell, WV. He was born and spent most of his life in Lawrence County. He leaves to mourn his loss 5 daughters, Mrs. R. E. McCormick, Hudnall, WV, Mrs. Pete Carpenter, Acup, WV, Mrs. Ernest Jones, Montgomery, WV, Mrs. D. C. Hughes, Busseyville, KY and Mrs. R. E. Dewees, Garden, WV, 3 sons, Leo of New Martinsville, WV, Charley of Ohley, WV and Martin of Sharon, WV. He was laid to rest in the Holly Grove Cemetery near Hudnall. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

ENDICOTT, Sherley
Sherley Endicott, 38, of the Rockcastle section, died last Thursday evening enroute to a hospital of bullet wounds said to have been inflicted by Earl Preston, 28, also of Rockcastle in what is said to have been a drunken fight. The shooting took place on the highway on the head of Rockcastle about 4 miles from the Lawrence-Martin County line. Reports reaching here said Preston and Endicott engaged in a fight after the truck in which they were riding stalled because of engine trouble. Unable to restart the truck, Preston said he started walking home and that he was accosted by Endicott who hit him over the head with a flashlight. The shooting followed, Endicott lived only a few hours after being shot. Preston, after being arraigned at Inez following the shooting was released under $20,000 bond, reports reaching here said. Funeral for the murdered man was conducted from his home Saturday and interment made on Rockcastle. Deceased was the son of Tom Endicott. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Fletcher Endicott, a daughter of former County Judge John Fletcher of Inez, and 4 children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 29, 1935

FERGUSON, John S.
John S. Ferguson, 31 year old Wayne County farmer, was killed at Sweet Run, 4 miles southeast of Kenova by a shotgun charge in the head and chest. Alvin Mead, 47, brother in law of the dead man is held in the Wayne County jail on a charge of murder as a result of Ferguson’s death. The shooting, investigators said, climaxed a family dispute over land. The shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. on the 600 acre farm operated by the family. According to Prosecuting Attorney M. J. Ferguson and deputy sheriffs, who investigated the shooting, Mead confessed to killing Ferguson but claimed he acted in self defense. There is no relation between the prosecuting attorney and the dead man. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

FITZPATRICK, Kenneth
Coming into contact with a high voltage wire on his first night inside the mine, Kenneth Fitzpatrick, 22, was electrocuted early Thursday Oct 24 in the mine of the Elkhorn Shelby Company at Esco, Pike County. Fitzpatrick had been working at the mine tipple for 2 years. He was transferred inside as water bailer Wednesday night. He was the nephew of Andrew New, Jr. owner of the mine. When Fitzpatrick failed to return after nearly 3 hours, Jay New, a pumper and cousin of Fitzpatrick instituted search. New said he found Fitzpatrick sitting in the deck of the motor with his feet caught under it. He evidently reached for the hib to bull the trolley off the wire, and touched the wire. Fitzpatrick is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes, WV, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. The body was taken to Glenhayes where funeral service and burial took place Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

FOSTER, Sherman
Jim Star, age about  60, killed his son in law, Sherman Foster, at Foster’s home on Morgan’s Creek this county, last Sunday. Star came to Louisa on Monday and surrendered to Sheriff George Smith. He claimed self defense on account of Foster having struck him with a torch. Both men are said to have been drinking. Foster was stabbed to death. He was 39 years old and leaves a wife and 10 children. He has been engaged by the Big Blaine Oil Company in connection with the production of oil on their properties. Star was place in jail and has not yet given bond. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

GIBSON, Rebecca (York)
Mrs. Rebecca York Gibson, 27 years of age, died Oct 31 at 6 p.m. Funeral service was held Saturday at 2 o’clock from the home of her father, E. C. York at Torchlight. Interment made in the York Cemetery, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. York is survived by her husband, Sheridan Gibson, 3 sons, John, Clifford, and James, 2 daughters, Pansy and Cleo; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. York, 3 sisters, Mrs. Gib Parsons of Chapman, Mrs. Arthur Tabor of Walbridge, and Miss Mary York, of Torchlight and 6 brothers, John, A. L., Bob, Willie and Tom of Torchlight and Taylor York of Pond Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

A murder that is considered one of the worst in the history of Lawrence County was committed late on Thursday evening of last week at Torchlight, 5 miles south of Louisa. The victim was Mrs. Rebecca York Gibson, 28, wife of Sheridan Gibson and mother of 5 children. It is said that about dark on Oct 31, Mrs. Gibson was sitting on the porch at her home with her baby in her arms when Everett Meade, a neighbor, 34 years old, suddenly appeared and stabbed her with a butcher knife. She ran into the house and Meade followed and stabbed her again, according to reports. She lived only a short time, dying before the arrival of a doctor called from Louisa. Two of the deep wounds were in the chest and one in the back. Mrs. Gibson’s father, Ernest York, age 68, was present and tried to stop the attack and was cut on the face and hands. The husband was not at home. Meade fled and succeeded in eluding the citizens and officers who started a search for him as soon as the news of the horrible murder has spread.

Officers at Louisa sent out information by telephone in all direction. The man was captured early Friday afternoon near Dunlow, WV about 18 miles from Louisa. He was arrested by Sheriff George Smith of this county and Dave Wellman, a constable in Wayne County, WV and was brought to Louisa without resistance. Sheriff Smith heard that Meade had crossed the river at Glenhayes, WV and this tip enabled him to trace Meade. He was overtaken on the head of Lost Creek near Dunlow. On last Saturday he was taken before Judge L. D. Fyffe, and Saturday of this week was fixed as the date for the hearing. Mead was a witness in a case tried recently in a court at Louisa and something connected with this trial is said to have infuriated Mead. The litigation was between 2 brothers of Mrs. Gibson, Tom and Bob York. Some time ago Tom shot and wounded Bob. Afterward Tom claimed to have heard of threats made by Bob and he secured a peace warrant. Mead is married and has a wife and one child. His wife was a Maynard of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

GILLIUM, Harry
Harry Gillum, 27, of East Paintsville was instantly killed Saturday when a C & O yard shifter knocked him down and passed over his body at the waist. It is said that young Gillum was sitting on the track in the center of the railroad bridge at East Paintsville and when the train got within a few yards of him he stood up but did not get out of the way in time to prevent being struck. Mr. Gillum had been struck once before by a train about a year ago by the C & O manifest near the crossing at Thealka. He was knocked clear of the train and was not seriously injured. Services were held at the Gillum home Sunday by Rev. Raleigh DeLong. The body was laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery. He is survived by his father, J. West Gillum, step mother, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters and a wife who was formerly Molly Bailey of Royalton and a daughter, Mildred. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

HARRIS, Joseph Nelson
Joseph N. Harris one of Floyd County’s best loved citizens, died suddenly at his home here a the age of 74 years.. Though Mr. Harris had been in ill health for 2 years, at times seriously ill, news of his sudden passing came as a distinct chock. Tuesday afternoon he suffered an attack and died before medical aid could be summoned. Joseph Nelson Harris was born at the old Harris home on Middle Creek about 2 miles from here, Jul 31, 1861, the son of the late James P. and Sally Gearheart Harris. Educated in the common schools of the county and a teacher for several years, he was elected superintendent of Floyd County schools. His political career continued with his appointment to the unexpired term as county court clerk upon the death of Greenville Davidson. He then was elected clerk of the county court for 2 terms.  Mr. Harris was married on Aug 15, 1886, to Miss Daisy Weddington, who survives, with 2 daughters, Miss Anna Harris and Mrs. Emma Endicott and a granddaughter, Miss Emma Jean Endicott. He had been a member of Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church for 15 years. Funeral of Mr. Harris was held Friday afternoon under the direction of E. P. Arnold and burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

HENDERSON, Lonnie
Olive Hill, KY—A military funeral was given Lonnie Henderson, 28, here Sunday by Company E. National Guards. Mr. Henderson who played baseball here a few years ago with the Brickles and National Guards, died at Logan, WV Thursday from injuries sustained when he was stuck by a train there 2 weeks ago. A crushed hip, broken arm and fractured skull were the extent of his injuries, the fracture being mainly responsible for his death. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, 3 brothers and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

HEREFORD, Mrs. Byron
Mrs. Byron Hereford, born Aug 3, 1889 passed away in Ashland, Thursday after an illness of 5 days. She was a daughter of the late J. M. and Martha Stewart of Bolts Fork, KY. The body was removed on Friday afternoon to the home at Rush, KY for funeral and burial. Mrs. Hereford was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her husband and the following children of Rush: Mrs. Thelma Bates, Mrs. Grace Sankell, Nellie, Frank, Alma, Elizabeth, Billy and Virginia. Also surviving are one brother, J. F. Stewart of Ashland and 3 sisters, Mrs. Dey Thomas of Crooksville, OH, Mrs. Allen Caldwell of Ameagle, WV, and Mrs. Robert Shelton of Slagle, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

KINNER, Elvira Elizabeth
Catlettsburg—Miss Elvira Elizabeth Kinner, life long resident of Body County died Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jerry Burns, of U. S. Route 23 near Bolt’s Fork. Miss Kinner was 73 years old. The deceased was a life long member of the Methodist Church and was well known throughout the rural sections of the county. Funeral services were held Friday from the Mt. Olive church in charge of Rev. W. C. Pierce of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

LAYNE, William Roe
Prestonsburg, KY, Nov 22—(From The Times)—stricken by a sudden heart attack, Oct 18 at his old home at Betsy Layne, where he was visiting, William Roe Layne, of Washington, D. C., died before medical aid could be summoned. At the time of the fatal seizure he was in this county from Washington visiting relatives during his vacation of a few weeks. In 1924 he was admitted to practice before the supreme court of the United States and in the same year Mr. Layne was appointed assistant attorney in the office of the attorney general of the United States and was assigned to the Indian office. In 1926 as representative of the Indian office, he was appointed a member of the federal commission on Federal Land Policy, cooperating with the agriculture department. This committee listed as its personnel the assistant commissioner of the last economics, engineer conservation branch and representative of geological survey of the secretary of agriculture. On Oct 23, 1909, he was married to Miss Annie Graves of Franklin, IN, who survives him. One sister, Mrs. W. J. Fitzpatrick, Miami, FL and 2 brothers, J. S. Layne and C. B. Layne of Betsy Layne and a host of relatives and friends mourn his loss. The funeral service was conducted at the old home and interment was made in the family cemetery at Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 29, 1935

LOCKWOOD, Katherine (Johnston)
Mrs. Katherine Johnston Lockwood, 72, widow of Byrd Lockwood, died at her home at Savage Branch, Boyd County, Sunday. Funeral was from the home Tuesday. She leaves the following children and close relatives: 3 daughters, Mrs. Dannie Hale of Mayesville, KY, Mrs. Wade Bryant of Savage Branch and Miss Fay Lockwood of Savage Branch, 6 sons, S. J. of Paintsville, KY, J. F. of Richmond, VA, B. J. of Paintsville, H. B. of Paintsville, J. J. of Ashland and J. R. of Buchanan, KY. These sisters: Mrs. J. W. Warnick, Mrs. Guy White, and Miss Anise Louise Johnston and 2 brothers, J. F. Johnston of Williamson, WV and C. R. Johnston of Nitro, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 22, 1935

LOWE, Orison
Orison Lowe, 68, farmer of Broad Bottom, Pike County, died at his home Monday night following an illness of 2 months with pleurisy. He was the son of the late Fount Lowe of widely known family. Besides his widow of a second marriage, he is survived by 3 sons, Roland, Malcolm and Ollie Lowe and by 3 daughters, Mrs. Lee Clark, Pikeville, Mrs. Blanche Lowe Hall of Pennsylvania, and Miss Belva Lowe at home. He is also survived by 5 brothers, Ireland, Kenis, John, Floyd and Albert Lowe and by 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Boyd, and Mrs. Leonard  Smith of Betsy Layne and Mrs. Mima Stone of Wheelwright, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

MCHENRY, Willie
Willie McHenry, aged 29 years, died Oct 23 in a government hospital at Ft. Thomas, KY. He had been in the CCC camp at Paintsville where he worked as a blacksmith. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McHenry of route 2, Griffiths Creek. Funeral rites were conducted from the home on Saturday at 10 o’clock with Rev. Ed Lambert officiating. Burial was in the home cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Ruth Vaughan McHenry are 3 children, Curtis, 5, Bessie, 3 and Elsie Rose age one year; 5 sisters, Mrs. Luther Hughes of Matewan, WV, Mrs. Flohyd Hughes, Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Floyd senters, Ashland, Miss Anna McHenry, Miss Goldie McHenry, at home, 2 brothers, Elmer and Arthur at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

MAGANN, Emma (Goble)
Catlettsburg—Stricken suddenly Friday morning with an attack of acute indigestion, Mrs. Merritt (Emma Goble) Magann, 77, died Friday at noon at her home on Louisa Street. Word of Mrs. Magann’s death came as a severe shock go her family and hundreds of friends as she had been in her usual good health up until an hour or so before her death. A resident of Catlettsburg practically all her life, she was one of the city’s most beloved residents. For the past few yeas she had operated the Magann hotel. Mrs. Magann was born in Lawrence County, May 15, 1858. She came to Catlettsburg at an early age. Her husband, Merritt Magann, preceded her in death in Dec 1928.Surviving are 2 sons, Mont Magann of Catlettsburg and C. C. (Chet) Magann of San Antonio, TX, 6 grandchildren, Mrs. P. H. Millis of Huntington, WV, Miss Helen Magann, of Catlettsburg, C. C. Magann, Jr. of St. Louis, MO, Jack of San Antonio, Mrs. Dorothy Hager of New York City, and Miss Virginia Magann of San Antonio. Two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Burgess of Dearborn, MI and Mrs. Mae Goble Wellman of Wilkinsburg, PA and a brother, Mont J. Goble of Cincinnati, OH survive. Funeral services were conducted from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 . Rev. Alvin O. Price, pastor of the Catlettsburg Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Magann had been a life long and devoted member, officiating. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

MOORE, Abraham
Abraham Moore, son of Link Moore, was fatally injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a truck reported to belong to Brook Capper of Ironton. Moore was walking along the side of the road in Fallsburg when the accident occurred. He died at 2 a.m. Wednesday at the Riverview Hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

PERRY, Mary A.
Mrs. Mary A. Perry, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct 29, at Grassy, WV, where she had lived the past 50 years. Her death followed an illness of 2 years. Funeral service was conducted from the home on Thursday afternoon her son in law, The Rev. N. C. Cochrane, of Proctorville officiating. Burial in the Mill Creek Cemetery. She was a life long member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Perry is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. N. C. Cochrane of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. W. F. Whitehead of Kenova, WV, J. E. Perry and M. L. Perry of Grassy, WV, also a sister, Mrs. W. E. Preston of Radnor, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

REED, Mrs. James A.
Mrs. James A. Reed, 25 years old, of Milo, Martin County, died at the Paintsville hospital after a week’s illness. She is survived by her husband and 4 children, Betty Jo, Edward, Sackie Emilie and Ulysses Sherman 10 days old. She was buried in Lawrence County near the mouth of Big Laurel Creek Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

REYNOLD, M. C.
The Rev. M. C. Reynolds, 85, died at his home at Coal Run, KY at 6 o’clock Friday morning after a protracted illness. He had been a minister for 55 years and during that time had preached more funeral and officiated at more weddings, it is believed, than any other man in the state of Kentucky. He had performed several thousand of each of such ceremonies sometimes preaching as many as three funerals the same day. He was a member of Thomas C. Cecil Lodge of Masons, Pikeville and last year was awarded a 50 year membership button. Sixty-three years ago he married Miss Eliza Amick of Fayette County, WV, who survived him at the age of 83. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Scott, widow of the late James A. Scott, former chairman of the Kentucky highway commission and by 3 grandchildren, Frank, Henry and Annette Scott and one great grandchild, James Fortune. He was a successful farmer and gardener and had always lived on the farm where he died. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

RICE, L. G. “Link”
L. G. “Link” Rice, prominent retired merchant of Paintsville, died at his home after an illness of several years. Four years ago, he suffered a severed illness and at that time it was thought that he would not survive. He became better and was able to be up. He was 69 years old. For years he conducted a grocery business in West Paintsville. He is survived by his widow, Kate Powell Rice, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. They are: I. G. Rice, city, Proctor Rice, Quincy, WA. John D. Rice, New York City, Mrs. Anne Walker, Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. Artie Sheppard, and Mrs. Dora Daniel, Quincy, WA, Mrs. Phoebe Conley Staffordsville and Miss Jane Rice of Staffordsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

RICE, Willie
Willie Rice, about 60 years of age, passed away at the home of his daughter on Morgan’s Creek Wednesday night, Oct 23, at 6:20 o’clock following an illness of 3 months. Funeral service was held from the home of another daughter, Mrs. Denver Wellman of Louisa, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. J. H. Holbrook officiating. Interment was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He had been a member of the Methodist Church a number of years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

RICKMAN, Rosaline
Rosaline Rickman, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rickman, of Huntington, formerly of Zelda, this county, died in a Huntington hospital last Thursday of burns received the previous day. Burial was made at Huntington. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a brother, James Rickman, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bates of Lawrence County, and the paternal grandfather, Robert Rickman of Zelda, KY. Wednesday morning Mrs. Rickman left the house for a few minutes and when she returned the child’s clothing was in flames, it is not known how the clothing caught fire. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 29, 1935

ROBINSON, Benjamin
Benjamin Robinson, 66 years old, died recently at his home at East Point, a victim of a heart attack. He was a son of the late Bud Robinson. George Robinson, a brother, resided at East Point, 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Litz, East Point and Mrs. will H. Conley, Oil Springs, also survive. Burial was made at East Point. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

ROBINSON, Recie (Cyrus)
An illness of several weeks resulted in the death Monday of Mrs. Recie Cyrus Robinson who was one of Catlettsburg’s oldest and best known residents. Death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Jones of Gray Hill. Mrs. Robinson was born in Wayne County, WV, Jan 16, 1854. She had been a resident of Boyd County the greater part of her life and for the past 25 years was a devoted member of the Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, William, Burrell and Leslie Robinson, all of Catlettsburg, 3 daughters, Mrs. America Robinette, of Catletts Creek, Mrs. Kizzie Prince and Mrs. Julia Jones of Catlettsburg. Funeral services was at the Baptist Church at Sandy City Wednesday and burial in the Williams Cemetery at Normal. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

ROOD, Shirley (Presley)
Mrs. Shirley Rood, wife of Justice Rood, passed away Tuesday at her home in Ironton, OH after a brief illness. She was 27 years 2 months and 15 days of age. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Presley. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, William Church, 13, by a former marriage and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Mary Lou Church of Lawrence County, Martha Presley of Coryville, OH, Ms. Minnie Aldridge of Cannon’s Creek, Grover of Lawrence Co., KY, John, James, Nora Pauline and Bishop Emmett Presley at home. Her father was killed several years ago in Kentucky. Her mother is still living. Burial will be in Hogan’s Cemetery in Boyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 8, 1935

SHORT, Mrs.  Fred
Mrs. Fred Short, 62 years old, mother of Leonard Short, a prominent Paintsville merchant, died at her home at Meally on Buffalo Creek. Her husband, the late Fred Short, died 15 years ago. She is survived by 9 children. Besides Leonard Short, they are Mrs. Leonard Webb, Meally, Ed Short, Ashland, Mrs. Abe Music, Meally, Mrs. William Lewis, Weeksbury, Mrs. Carl Powers, Lester Short, Bill Short and James L. Short of Meally. Funeral services were held at the home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 22, 1935

SIPPLE, Louise
Mrs. Louise Sipple, 90 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John S. Billups, of Huntington Oct 22. Mrs. Sipple was born in Wayne County, Feb 8, 1845. She was married to J. K. Sipple, who died several years ago. In addition to Mrs. Billups, 2 other daughters survive, Mrs. Elizabeth Frombalts of Huntington and Mrs. Maude Peters of Morehead, KY, 4 sons, Willie and Wilburn Sipple of California, Fred and Lee Sipple of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay Thursday at 3 with burial in a Ft. Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

SPARKS, Myrrah
Mrs. Myrrah Sparks, widow of Thomas Sparks, died suddenly from a heart attack, about 8 o’clock Saturday night as she was crossing the railroad just above Offutt depot. Mrs. Sparks who had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Glen Ward was going to the home of her son, Lacy Polly, of Offutt to spend the night when the attack occurred. She had bet Mrs. Garrett Arrowood and was talking to her when she started to fall and was caught by Mrs. Arrowood in whose arms she died almost instantly. Mr. Sparks her second husband died a few years ago. She is survived by several children, 3 of whom live at Offutt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

WHITE, Goldie (Ball)
Mrs. Damer White, age 27 years, died at her home at Estep on Monday morning after an illness of 2 years. She was formerly Miss Goldie Ball, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ball and had been a member of the Garrett Chapel M. E. Church, South, the past 6 years. Surviving member of the family are her husband, 4 children, 6 sisters and a brother. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the church and interment followed in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Bro. Eggleston officiated. The children are: Lucile, 8, Della May, 6, Francis, 4, and Eugene 2. Sisters and brother: Mrs. Charley Hale of Adeline, Mrs. Arthur Smith, Rossmore, WV, Mrs. Earl White, Misses Cora Bell and Christina Ball of Marysville, OH and Miss Maggie Ball and Fred Ball of Adeline. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 1, 1935

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Winfred
Mrs. Winfred Williams, 22 years old, of Logsville, Magoffin County, whose arm was shot almost off by her 4 year old brother in law, Wiley Williams, son of Sanford Williams, died at the Golden Rule Hospital Thursday night from loss of blood. The youngster who shot Mrs. Williams was playing with a shotgun lying across a bed. The wounded woman was brought to the hospital where her arm was amputated near the shoulder the day of the shooting, one week before death occurred. Paintsville News, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 15, 1935

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BELL, Lidia (Pack)
Mrs. Lidia Pack Bell, 92, widow of the late Robert Bell, died at Richardson Dec 10. Funeral and burial was at Richardson, Wednesday of last week. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church 79 years. Surviving by her first husband Charley Charles are 9 children and 2 sisters, Mrs. Fanny Pack, Louisa and Mrs. Minnie Pack, of West Virginia and one brother, Lum Pack of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

BELOAT, Martha
Mrs. Martha Beloat, of Prichard, WV, died at her home Nov 22, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Prichard church last Sunday afternoon by Rev. Ira Copley. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

BOLLER. C. R.
C. R. Boller, 51, merchant of Scottsville, KY, and husband of the former Miss Tennie Hinkle of Richardson, died Dec 1 of heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hinkle of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Burgess attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

BURK, W. W. “Bill”
W. W. “Bill” Burk, 46, native of Wayne County, was fatally injured Sunday at 1:30 a.m. when a truck in which he was riding crashed into the headwall of a culvert and overturned near Bartley, McDowell County, where he lived. Mr. Burk was caught beneath the truck and crushed. He was rushed to a Welch hospital and lived about 24 hours, death coming Monday morning at 2 o’clock. The remains were brought to Wayne county for funeral services and burial Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held at Wayne Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Burk Cemetery on the Burk farm, Tom’s Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

CLAY, Marshall
Apparently murdered and robbed, the lifeless body of Marshall Clay, 75, of the head of Beech Fork, Wayne County, was found lying beside the highway near Run Junction, Logan County, Saturday morning at 6 o’clock, Investigators said the man’s condition indicated he had met with foul play. He had received a blow on the back of the head and had been choked. The body was bruised just above the hips, indicating, medical examiners said, that after the man was dead he had been run over by a car. Mr. Clay, members of the family said, left home Friday with about $250 in cash in his pockets. The money was missing, as was also a seven jewel Waltham watch. Mr. Clay was hitch-hiking his way to Becco, Logan County, to collect rent on 2 houses he owns there. Mr. Clay had peddled produce to Logan County for the last 15 years and was known to carry considerable money around with him. Funeral services were held at the family cemetery on Four Mile Monday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

COOK, Seland
Prestonsburg, KY, Nov 29 (From Floyd County Times)—Leaden death from the muzzles of shotguns, one fired as the result of a drunken row, the other writing another tragedy in the record of a family feud, resulted in the slaying Saturday of 2 men on Left Beaver Creek. The victims were Jeff Daniels, youthful miner, of Hunter and Seland Cook, 45, veteran Floyd County teacher. Azzi Hall, 22, of Hunter, is in jail here facing a murder charge in connection with Daniels’ slaying, but Curtis Cook, 17, alleged slayer of Seland Cook, had not been arrested when this was written Monday. Seland Cook was killed less than a week after he had been given a directed acquittal in the Knott circuit court for the slaying of Curtis Cook’s father, Bill Cook, well known Knott County merchant. One version of the slaying says the young man called the teacher from a home on the head of Jack’s Creek and pumped 4 charges from a repeating shotgun into his body. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

DANIELS, Jeff
Prestonsburg, KY, Nov 29 (From Floyd County Times)—Leaden death from the muzzles of shotguns, one fired as the result of a drunken row, the other writing another tragedy in the record of a family feud, resulted in the slaying Saturday of 2 men on Left Beaver Creek. The victims were Jeff Daniels, youthful miner, of Hunter and Seland Cook, 45, veteran Floyd County teacher. Azzi Hall, 22, of Hunter, is in jail here facing a murder charge in connection with Daniels’ slaying, but Curtis Cook, 17, alleged slayer of Seland Cook, had not been arrested when this was written Monday. Seland Cook was killed less than a week after he had been given a directed acquittal in the Knott circuit court for the slaying of Curtis Cook’s father, Bill Cook, well known Knott County merchant. One version of the slaying says the young man called the teacher from a home on the head of Jack’s Creek and pumped 4 charges from a repeating shotgun into his body. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

DEERING, Vollney
Vollney Deering, 52, of Keyford, WV, a brother of Mrs. J. N. Marcum, Sr., of Louisa was killed in a slate fall in the mines at Kayford last Saturday. The body was taken to his former home in Carter County and funeral was conducted Monday at Hitchins. Deering’s son, Lawrence Deering, was employed with his after at pulling timber in the mine when the slate fall occurred but was not hurt. Mr. Deering is survived by his widow and 8 children; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. N. Marcum, Sr., of Louisa and Mrs. George Eldridge, of Halderman, KY and 2 brothers, Emitt Deering of Aberdeen, WA and John of Newhalf, CA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

FANNIN, Roy C.
Roy C. Fannin, 23, a native of Elliott County, died at his home in Huntington Sunday. Mr. Fannin is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jewel Cook Fannin, whom he married only 2 months ago; 3 brothers, Tracy, Guy and Woodrow Fannin, all of Huntington, 2 sisters Mrs. Garnet Adkins and Miss Mary E. Fannin, both of Wrigley, KY and his grandfather, W. D. Fannin, Sandy Hook, KY. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

FLETCHER, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Fletcher, 60, of Lick Creek section, died Nov 28. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Fletcher and Mrs. Edna Isaacs of Lick Creek, 2 brothers, Jim Fletcher of Omar, WV, and John J. Fletcher of the U. S. Navy and 3 children, Mrs. Jennie Boggs, of Omar, WV, Mrs. Hannah Adkins of Rubin, WV and Mrs. Sadie Fletcher at home. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

HAGER, Judge Edgar B.
Judge Edgar B. Hager, 67, mayor of Ashland and widely known in eastern Kentucky, died suddenly at his home in Ashland this morning (Thursday) of a heart attack, his daughter Mrs. H. L. Webb, was informed here shortly before The News went to press. Death came at 8 o’clock shortly after he had risen for breakfast. Funeral will be held in Ashland probably Saturday it was said. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Kittie Wiley, of Lewisburg, VA, and adopted daughter, Kittie Brown Hager, 18 months old, a son, Edgar B. Hager, Jr., of Ashland and a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Webb of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

HAYES, Mrs. Milt
Mrs. Milt Hayes, 77 years old, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Adams, Ashland, KY. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons, Amos and B. Z. Hayes of Wilbur, KY and Matthew Hayes of Hertz, KY, 3 daughters, Mrs. Harry Adams and Mrs. James Adams, of Ashland and Mrs. Mollie Walters of Columbus, OH; 4 brothers, Tom and John Cordle of Cordell, KY, William Cordle, of Charley, KY, Louisa Cordle of Toledo, OH, 27 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the homestead at Wilbur Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Green Cordell officiating. Burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

HOLBROOK, Mary (Burton)
Mrs. Mary Burton Holbrook, 75, widow of the late Dr. Scott Holbrook, and a native of Blaine, died Tuesday at London, OH and the body was returned here and taken to her former home at Blaine where funeral will be conducted from the Blaine Christian Church Friday with the Rev. J. H. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV, officiating and interment will be made at Blaine. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mack Burton, Mrs. Holbrook was born and reared at Blaine. Her husband was a practicing physician at Blaine for a number of years. Surviving are 3 sons, Mint, Alt and Lum Holbrook; 2 sisters, Mrs. R. S. Chaffin of Louisa, KY and Mrs. Charles Palmer of West Jefferson, OH; and 3 brothers, G. V. Burton of Blaine, KY, A. T. Burton of Ulysses, KY and E. L. Burton of Thealka, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

HOWELL, Lettie (Triplett)
Lettie Triplett Howell, 76, widow of the late William Howell, died at her home at Glenwood Sunday noon. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home with Rev. Harve Kelly officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery there under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Howell was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Triplett. Her husband, William Howell, died 6 years ago. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Maud Hammond, of Glenwood, Mrs. Edgar Meadows, of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Bob Ratcliff of Jarrell, KY and Miss Emma Howell, at home; and 5 sons, Austin Howell of Portsmouth, OH, Alexander Howell of Ashland and Henry, William and Fred Howell of Glenwood. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

JAMES, Addie
Mrs. Addie James, 40 years old, wife of Jasper James, of Inez, died at the Paintsville hospital at 12:30 o’clock Sunday morning. Mrs. James was brought to the hospital Saturday morning in an ambulance of the Paintsville Furniture Company. She died that night as she gave birth to a child. Mrs. James is survived by her husband and 5 other children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

JONES, Louella
Mrs. Louella Jones, 71 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Berry, at Kenova, Dec 17, following a paralytic stroke. She was the widow of Henson Jones who died 29 years ago. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Berry are 4 other daughters, Mrs. Ida Burchett and Mrs. Laura Plymale of Huntington, Mrs. Jennie Adkins and Mrs. Jenkie Brumfield, of Ironton and one son, Floyd Jones of Huntington, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Bishop of Prichard and Mrs. E??line Martin of Huntington; 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Jackson Avenue Holiness Church, with burial in the Staley Cemetery on Whites Creek, immediately after the funeral. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

KAHNE, Nancy (Bryan)
Mrs. Nancy Bryan Kahne, 83, widow of the late H. C. Kahne, died last Friday at her home in Ashland. Born at Lockwood, Mrs. Kahne moved to Ashland shortly after her marriage. She is survived by 2 grandchildren, Donald Schmauch and Evelyn Ross Payne, both of Ashland. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

LESTER, Isaac M.
Isaac M. Lester, 87 years old, died at the home of his son, P. P. Lester, in Wayne, Dec 19, following an illness of 3 months, due to infirmities of old age. Mr. Lester was born Dec 28, 1848 in Floyd County, VA. Hhe was married Dec 3, 1868 to Margaret Christian, who preceded him in death. He had been a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church for many years and was trustee of said church. He had also been a member of the Masonic fraternity for 54 years. He is survived by 2 children, Paris P. Lester of Wayne and Newton T. Lester of Fort Gay, a brother, Rufus Lester of Fort Gay and a sister, Mrs. Allie Huff of Russell, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at Greenbrier Baptist Church by Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Benjamin Curnutte. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Big Hurricane Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

MEADE, John Hobart
Presenting a murder that thus far has baffled Johnson County officials and a Cincinnati detective, Hobart Meade, 33, widely known and popular auditor for the First National Bank of Paintsville, was found shot to death in his automobile near the mouth of Barnetts Creek on the Garrett highway 3 miles out of Paintsville last Sunday night. Meade, considered one of the most popular young business men in this section of eastern Kentucky, was found slumped under the wheel of his machine, Sunday night at 11:45 o’clock. He had a bullet hole through his brain that had been fired from such close range that the powder flash scorched his hair and hat. The discovery was made by the man’s wife, the former Miss Edna Mae Spears, who accompanied by the Rev. O. J. Polley and his wife, had gone in search for her husband when he failed to return from an errand and attend church as he had promised.

The Meade machine, a sedan, was sitting on the roadside a the mouth of Barnett’s Creek on the highway. Three bullet holes had penetrated the left door of the car. A blood smear, as if some person had wiped his hand, stained the upholstery of the front seat of the sedan. Meade had taken his wife and 4 small children to an Epworth league meeting in Paintsville and after letting them out of the car, told them he was going to Staffordsville to see his uncle, Tom Meade, adding that he would return in time for church. When he did not return, Mrs. Meade instituted a search. Johnson County Sheriff Fred Adams and deputies have kept up an unrelenting investigation since the detective, Ora Slater, of Cincinnati, was called to help solve the baffling murder, but up to Thursday no important clues as to the identity of the slayer had been found, they said. However, it was learned unofficially Wednesday that the officers are probing 2 theories as to the reason for the killing. One is revenge while the other is said to be a dispute over certain ???ley which was owed to Meade by another man. Meade also was an extensive live stock trader.

Officers refused  to name the suspects sought in the case, although it is thought they are searching for several men. Three years ago, the First National Bank at Paintsville, where Meade was employed, was robbed of $45,000 and Meade acted as a witness in the case which sent two of the bandits to prison. The men convicted of the robbery were pardoned some time ago by former Governor Ruby Laffoon, and their present whereabouts are not known. Bloodhounds which were sent from Huntington to the scene of the crime failed to pick up any trail of the unknown slayer, leading authorities to believe that the killer had escaped in another car. Fingerprints of the dead man were taken Wednesday and fingerprints on the car were photographed in the hope of identifying the slayer definitely in case he is apprehended. Meade’s funeral was held Wednesday. Mrs. Meade, who has been in a state of collapse since the tragic discovery of her husband’s body by the roadside, was in a serious condition Dr. Paul B. Hall, her physician reported. Mrs. Meade was carried into the church from her car and back to the car when she attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

MEEK, Davis
Davis Meek, 77, widely known citizen of Catlettsburg and a native of Paintsville, died
Tuesday at noon. Funeral was conducted Thursday and burial made at Catlettsburg. He was born at Paintsville, a son of the late Dr. Zephaniah Meek, who was for a great many years publisher of the Southern Methodist, a newspaper of wide circulation devoted to the interests of the M. E. Church, South. Mr. Meek moved to Catlettsburg in 1866, and was associated with his father in the publishing business. After Doctor Meek’s death he engaged in the feed business for about 15 years and later was associated with his brother in operating the Meek Printing Company. He was a devoted member of the First M. E. church, South and was also a member of the Ashland Typographical Union. Mr. Meek is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Myatt Meek and 2 sons, Dunbar of Niagara Falls and Ray Meek of Catlettsburg. Also by 2 daughters, Mrs. Lena Chatfield and Mrs. Coleman Arnold, both of Catlettsburg. Also by 2 brothers, Irving, of Colorado and Felix of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

MILLER, May (Shortridge)
Mrs. May Shortridge Miller, 52, wife of Walter Howard Miller, of Glenwood, KY died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Jenkins in Ashland. She had been ill for the past 8 weeks and died from pneumonia. Mrs. Miller was born Aug 18, 1883 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Van Buren Shortridge and the late Samantha Williams Shortridge, both natives of Lawrence County. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Trinity Chapel Church. Rev. O. P. Smith of the Centenary M. E. Church officiated. Interment followed in the Shortridge family cemetery. She leaves her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Beulah Colley, of South Webster, OH, Mrs. Herbert Jenkins and Mrs. Gladys Riffe of Ashland, 3 sons, C. B. and Earl Miller of Ashland and Paul Miller at home, her father, Van Buren Shortridge of Oak Hill, OH; 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Roscoe Shortridge of Glenwood and Russell Shortridge of Ashland, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Ida Riffe of Cadmus, KY, Mrs. Vanna Womack and Miss Margaret Shortridge of Portsmouth, OH and Miss Fay Shortridge of Ashland.  Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

PACK, Serepta (Hull)
Serepta Hull Pack, 60, widow of the late Samuel Pack, died at her home in Louisa Sunday noon following a long invalidism. Born in the Three Mile section, a daughter of James and Arminta Clear Hull. Mrs. Pack had resided in Lawrence County practically all her life. She moved to Louise with her late husband, 6 years ago. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Curtright Funeral Home here with the Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Marion Thompson of Louisa, 4 brothers, Tom Bates, Louisa, John Bates, Hanging Rock, OH, Ben Bates, Flatrock, MI and Henry Bates of Napoleon, OH. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

SKAGGS, Henry
Henry Skaggs, 76, retired employee of the American Car & Foundry Co., of Huntington, and a native of Patrick, Wayne County, WV, died Saturday. Funeral was held at his old home in Wayne County Monday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lourisa Skaggs and 4 sons. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

SPURLOCK, W. B.
W. B. Spurlock, 69, of Wayne, supervisor of the county sanitation program, was found dead in his bed at his home here Wednesday morning. He served as postmaster at Wayne on 2 occasions for a period of several years and for many years taught school in this county. For a brief period he also engaged in the banking business as cashier. Surviving are the widow by a second marriage, Mrs. Ellen Spurlock, 2 children by his first marriage, Carl Spurlock of Wayne and Ollie Spurlock of Ceredo; and 5 children, by his second marriage, Leo Spurlock of Huntington, Mrs. Melba Bates, Mrs. Lena Bates, Junior Spurlock, and Miss Beulah Spurlock, also a stepson, Willie Cyrus of Boston, Mass and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 at the Wayne M. E. Church by Rev. Henry Mullens with burial in the Spurlock Cemetery near Wayne. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

THOMPSON, Rachel (Ruggles)
Mrs. Rachel Ruggles Thompson, 73, widow of the late John H. Thompson, died Friday afternoon at her home on Horseford following a long invalidism. A daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Stewart Ruggles, Mrs. Thompson was born and reared in the Bear Creek section. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 55 years. Funeral was conducted at Horseford near Fullers, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment made in the family cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Albert Elkins of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Hobart Sampson of Potter, KY, one son, R. A. Thompson postmaster and merchant at Potter, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Zach Bellomy, Zelda, KY and Mrs. T. W. Bryan, Beaver, OH and one brother, John Ruggles of Adeline, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

VINSON, John L.
The Rev. John L. Vinson, 60, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South and a native of the Tug River section near Louisa, died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington last Thursday evening following a major operation submitted to on Nov 14. The son of Lafayette and Amanda Vinson, Rev. Vinson was born in 1874 at the original Vinson homestead—that his grandfather, James Vinson, a few miles above Fort Gay on Tug River. He was graduated from Morris-Harvey College in 1903, since when he had been a member of the Western Virginia Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, serving many important pastorates. Funeral was conducted Saturday from the Johnson Memorial Church in Huntington, with the pastor, the Rev. B. P. Taylor, officiating. The body was interred at Parkersburg scene of one of his early pastorates and home of his wife, Mrs. Ada Virts Vinson, who survives him. Rev. Vinson assumed the pastorate of the Louisa Church last September and during his brief service here had become endeared to members of his church and Louisans in general. Previous to coming to Louisa he served 3 years at the Spencer, WV Church. Other pastorates held during his ministry were at Huntington, Parkersburg, Ashland, Point Pleasant, Pikeville, Montgomery and St. Albans. During his ministry he was instrumental in directing the financing and erecting of three churches which stand today. Besides the widow, he is survived by 2 brothers, Blucher Vinson of West Hamlin, WV and D. W. Vinson of near Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Mrs. B. C. Spurlock and Mrs. Dave Wilson both of Huntington. L. K. Vinson and G. R. Vinson of Louisa were cousins of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

WALTER, Edford M.
Edford M. Walter, 42, of Mamaroneck, NY, assistant sales manager for the Ethyl Gasoline company of Newark, NJ and a native of Blaine, this county, was killed instantly on Wednesday of last week in an aeroplane crash at Nunda, NY, 50 miles southwest of Rochester. Enroute from his company’s Newark office in one of the firm’s testing planes to Detroit on a business trip, accompanied by a test pilot, Mr. Walter’s plane encountered fog, snow and sleet in the Nunda section and crashed killing, Mr. Walter and the pilot instantly. Mr. Walter left Newark early Wednesday afternoon. All other air traffic in the Rochester section had been grounded by unfavorable weather conditions when the test plane reached that vicinity. The Ethyl firm’s plane, according to witnesses, suddenly dropped out of swirling clouds of snow and fog and tore through a small patch of woods, crashing in a potato field a few yards further on. A sudden snow flurry preceded the crash only a few moments, investigators said.

The plane was so badly wrecked that it was at first difficult to determine whether it was a monoplane or biplane. Mr. Walter and the pilot were identified by papers found in the wreckage and on their persons, a newspaper account of the wreck said. A son of the late Monore M. and Ana Patrick Walter, Mr. Walter was born and reared at Blaine, one of four brothers to hold high executive positions in the north and east. He had been assistant sales manager for the Ethyl Gasoline Company for 12 years. He was a first lieutenant with the U.S. Artillery during the World War and saw 18 months service in France. He is survived by his widow, the former Alice McClovey, of Mamaroneck, NY; 3 brothers, Luther m. Walter of Chicago, an attorney in international law and a trustee of the Chicago Great Western railway, and Roscoe F. and Henry Walter, attorneys of Washington, D. C. and 3 sisters, Mrs. D. J. Thompson of Webbville, Mrs. C. L. Thompson of Blaine and Mrs. B. H. Vaughan of Port Arthur, TX. Interment was made Saturday at Washington, D. C.  Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 20, 1935

WELLMAN, Beemer Davis
Beemer Davis Wellman, 58?, widely known merchant of near Fort Gay died Monday afternoon in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral was conducted from the Wellman home 3 miles eat of Fort Gay on Wayne road Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and interment was made in the family cemetery there. A son of the late Allen and Margurite Morris Wellman, Mr. Wellman was born and reared there and had conducted a general merchandise store for many years. Surviving are 3 sons, Ray, Wye and Paul F. all of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mrs. S. S. Booth and Mrs. William Walker of Fort Gay and  3 brothers, James and Vey Wellman of Huntington and Erastus Wellman of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 27, 1935

WELLMAN, Ida (Billups)
Mrs. Ida Billups Wellman, 71, widow of the late Hoke Wellman, and a native of Fort Gay, died at her home in Catlettsburg Saturday of pneumonia. The body was brought to Fort Gay where funeral was hled Monday in the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Frashure Cemetery on Mill Creek near Fort Gay. Mrs. Wellman is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. H. H. Davenport of Ashland, Mrs. Wade Hensley of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Clifford Dempsey, Waterloo, IA, Mrs. William T. Clark and Mrs. Grace Wellman of Catlettsburg and one son Taylor Wellman, Detroit, MI. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 6 sisters, Bert Billups, Fort Gay, John Billups, Huntington, Fred Billups, Kenova, Mrs. John Beckley, Kenova, Mrs. Mat Row, Fort Gay, Mrs. W. T. Riggs, of Peoria, IL, Mrs. Oliver Ritz of Bloomington, IL, Mrs. John Stewart, Huntington, and Mrs. Lat Row of West Moreland. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. J. L. Billups of Fort Gay who is 93 years old. . Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 6, 1935

WORKMAN, George, Jr.
George Workman, Jr., 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Workman, of the Morgan’s Creek section, died in a Louisa hospital Monday morning of a bullet wound accidentally inflicted last Saturday while hunting near his home. Forbidden to accompany his older brothers  on a hunt with visitors, young Workman concealed a 30-30 luger in his shirt and followed them. In attempting to draw the pistol from his belt later, it accidentally discharged, the bullet penetrating the abdomen, perforating one intestine and emerging at the hip. He was brought to a hospital here where an emergency operation was performed Saturday afternoon. Funeral rites were conducted from the Workman home on Morgan’s Creek Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Fred Vanhonr, of Cadmus, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters, Misses Opal and Edanah and 5 brothers, Vessie, a senior at Louisa High school, Ama, Romie, Pearl, Arnold and Arlie all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 13, 1935

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