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ADKINS, W. Z. “Ziegler”W. Z. “Ziegler” Adkins, 75, retired farmer of the Twin Branch section, died at his home, Thursday, after an illness of several years. Funeral was conducted Saturday from the home and interment made in the Adkins Cemetery at the mouth of Twin Branch. A son of the late Hiram and Nancy Young Adkins, Mr. Adkins was born and reared in this county. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Martha Webb Adkins and one daughter, Mrs. Dennie Chaffin of Twin Branch and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

ALLEY, Joe T.
Joe T. Alley, 83, retired farmer, died at his home near Adams, Jan 2 after a 3 days illness. Funeral was conducted Saturday from the home with the Rev. Vess Ball of Louisa, officiating, and interment was made in the Ball Cemetery on Dry Ridge. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Sowards, Mrs. Ernest Wears, Mrs. John Cordle, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. J. T. Pack of Louisa; and 3 sons, Charles and Sim Alley of Adams, and John Alley of Fallsville, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

BILLUPS, John S.
John S. Billups, 55, a prominent figure in the political and business life of Wayne and Cabell Counties since his early manhood and a native of Fort Gay, died last Friday in a Cleveland hospital following 2 operations for a gall bladder complication. Funeral was conducted Sunday in the Huntington First M. E. Church and interment made at Huntington. A son of the late John L. and Mary Wellman Billups was born at Tabors Creek, near Fort Gay, one of a family of 10 children. After being educated in the elementary schools at Louisa and fort Gay, Mr. Billups began his business career as a clerk in his father’s store at Fort Gay, serving until 1904 when his father was elected sheriff of Wayne County. Serving 2 terms as a deputy, Mr. Billups himself was elected sheriff in 1912 and moved to Wayne where he resided until 1924 when he removed to Huntington. He became one of Huntington’s most popular figures and was elected in 1931 to the city commissionership. At the time of his death he was a member of the contracting firm of Billups & Billups. Mr. Billups was member of the Masonic Lodge of Wayne and the Elks Lodge of Huntington. Surviving are his wife, the former, Miss Emma Sipple of Fort Gay, and one son, Harold E. Billups. Other survivors are his aged mother, who now resides at Kenova; 2 brothers, Fred and Burt Billups of Kenova and 6 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bowe of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bunie Rowe, Mrs. Dora Beckley of Kenova, Mrs. Virginia Riggins and Mrs. Mary Frances Ritz of Illinois and Mrs. Ella Stewart of Westmoreland. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

BILLUPS, Z. Taylor
N & W Employee Killed Instantly On New Year’s Eve
His railway speeder overtaken by time freight No. 99, on a fast schedule from the southland, Z. Taylor Billups, 48, of Fort Gay, an employee of the N & W Railway, was killed instantly at 5:30 New Year’s Eve near Glenhayes when the fast freight struck his motor car from behind. Employed as operator of the motor car assigned to S.B. Porter, of Kenova, division roadmaster, Mr. Billups had completed his day’s work and was returning from an accommodation trip to Webb to taka a commissary clerk from camp cars at Prichard to this home at Webb to spend New Year’s when the accident occurred. Returning alone on the car from Webb to Fort Gay about 5:30, he was overtaken by the fast freight near Glenhayes. There were on eye witnesses to the tragedy, it is said. The demolished speeder was found about 30 car lengths from his body. The remains were brought here and prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with Rev. McKinster and Rev. B. R. Lakin officiating, and interment was made in the Billups Gap cemetery, 2 miles east of Fort Gay. The Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay officiated at the interment. A son of the late William H. and Indiana Thomas Billups, Mr. Billups was born and reared near Fort Gay and had long been an employee of the N & W Railway. He was a member of the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge and of the Fort Gay Knights of Pythlas lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lora Picklesimer Billups; 3 sons, Dudley, Fred W. and Jack Taylor Billups all at home and 3 brothers, W. T. Billups, Cyrus, WV, James W. Billups, Hubbardstown, WV, and John P. Billups, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

BLEVINS, Jake
Jake Blevins, 50, of Willard, died Jan 13. Burial was in the Leadingham cemetery at Beetle. Surviving are his father, William Blevins, the following children: Mrs. Zelma Mullins of Bruin, KY and Maxine, Ray and Kermit, at home; and grandchild, Betty Mullins and the following brothers and sisters: Monore Blevins of Willard, Andrew of Sciotoville, and Tivis of Ashland, Mrs. Kenne Sturgill of Riverton and Mrs. Charles Pennington of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1936

BOGGS, James M.
James M. Boggs, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boggs, of Blevins, died in a local hospital last Saturday following the amputation of his leg after a long illness. Funeral was conducted from the Boggs home on Caines Creek, Sunday afternoon at 2 and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are his parents, Fred and John Boggs, at home, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Williams of Dehue, WV and Miss Ann Boggs, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

BURGESS, Barbara Ann (Ferguson)
1850-1936
Mrs. Barbara Ann Burgess, 85, widow of the late Judge Gobel G. Burgess, died at her home at Wayne, WV, Jan 2 following a stroke of paralysis the day before. She was a daughter of Burrell and Elizabeth Burton Ferguson. She is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Julia Aliff and Mrs. Mary Ann Spurlock of Wayne, Mrs. Sue Napier of Huntington, Mrs. Dollie Crockett of Owingsville, KY and a niece, Mrs. Gypsie Beckett Wright, who had lived with Mrs. Burgess for more than 25 years. Mrs. Burgess had been a member of the M. E. church, South, of Wayne for more than 60 years, and had been a teacher of a Sunday school class of this church form more than 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne M. E. Church last Saturday afternoon, with Rev. G. H. Farmer and Rev. C. D. Harsh officiating. Burial was in an Ashland cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

BURTON, Green V.
Green V. Burton, 84, retied farmer of Irad, and one of the county’s most substantial citizens, died at his home at Irad, Sunday of complications incident to advanced age. Funeral was conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Vess Ball of Louisa, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Burton was a member of the M. E. church and was a very ardent Sunday School worker. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Prince Burton; 5 sons, S. W. Burton, Ellen, KY, Dennie W. Burton, Adams, KY, Arlie and William Burton of Columbus, OH, and John Burton of Irad, KY; 3 daughters, Mrs. William Chaffin, Mrs. Harlie Morris of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Jay Thompson of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

CANTRILL, Elna (Frazier)
1912-1935
Mrs. Elna Cantrill, 23 years old, wife of Robert Cantrill of Win, died Wednesday morning at the Daniel hospital from tetanus (lockjaw) caused by burns. Mrs. Cantrill received the burns about 2 weeks ago and remained at home until her condition got so that she was brought to the hospital a few days before her death. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

Inez, KY, Jan 6—Special to The News—Burns caused the death of 2 Martin County women last week. Mrs. Eleanor Cantrell, of Win, young wife of Robert Cantrell, died Wednesday, in a Paintsville hospital of tetanus which developed because of burns received when her dress became ignited from an open fireplace. Lockjaw developed, and she was removed to the hospital. Surviving are her husband and 2 children. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

CHANDLER, Hazel Ruth
Paintsville, KY, Jan 3—(From Paintsville News), Hazel Ruth Chandler, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chandler, died at 7 p.m. Sunday night when her clothes caught fire from a gas stove. She had returned with her family from the picture show and had dressed for bed about 11 p.m. at night when the terrible tragedy occurred. Standing before the gas stove in an upstairs room her pajamas became ignited and before her parents could reach her the flames were spreading almost all over her body. Mr. Chandler tried in vain to tear the clothes from her and in doing so was severely burned about the hands and arms. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

COMBS, Eliza Jane
Inez, KY, Jan 6—Special to The News—Burns caused the death of 2 Martin County women last week. Eliza Jane Combs, 85, wife of Henry Combs, of Tomahawk, was burned fatally Sunday when her clothes caught fire from an open grate in her home. She died a few hours after being taken to a Paintsville hospital. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

COOLEY, Charles R., Sr.
Charles R. Cooley, Sr., for 47 years an employee of the Patton Brothers Drug company in Catlettsburg, died at his home in Charleston, WV, Jan 6. The body was returned to Catlettsburg last week for burial. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

CUNNINGHAM, Melissa (Haynes)
Mrs. Malissa Haynes Cunningham, 76, died at her home at Rose Chapel, Carter County, last Friday, Funeral was from the home and burial was made in the Holbrook Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, W. E. Cunningham; 2 sons, R. W. Cunningham of Tuscola, KY, 4 daughters, Mrs. J. L. McCormick and Mrs. E. S. Gray of Rush, Mrs. M. F. Kibbey of Denton and Miss Ada Cunningham, at home and by several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

ENDICOTT, Infant of Marion
The three weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Endicott of Glenhayes, WV, died Jan 27. the baby was found dead in bed and it is believed the baby smothered to death. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

FERGUSON, E. B. “Zeke”
E. B. “Zeke” Ferguson, 75, died at his home at Genoa, WV, Dec 31, with complications incident to old age. He had been a member of the Twelve Pole Baptist Church for 40 years. In addition to the widow, Mrs. Georgia Ferguson, he is survived by the following children: John B. Ferguson of Waverly, OH, Jay Ferguson of Portsmouth, Taylor Ferguson, at home, Mrs. Thelma Wehrie of Charleston. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. Bascom Thompson and Rev. Carmi Crabtree, with burial in the Watts Cemetery at Genoa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

FERRELL, Dick
Prestonsburg, KY Dec 27—(From Floyd County Times)—Dick Farrell, 50 years old, well known Stephen Branch farmer, died Thursday in Floyd county’s first hunting accident of the year. The full charge of his shotgun penetrated his side as the weapon was discharged when, descending the mountain, a rock turned under his foot. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

GARRED, B. P.
Stricken with an acute heart attack shortly after dinner, Dr. Bernard Pogue Garred, 80, prominent Charleston physician and a native of Lawrence County, died at his home in Charleston, WV, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted in Charleston Wednesday morning and the body was brought here and taken to the Garred Cemetery 9 miles south of Louisa on the Mayo trail where interment was made Wednesday afternoon following brief services conducted at the grave by Rev. H. b. Hewlett. A son of the late David and Nancy Garred, Dr. Garred was born in this county, Apr 23, 1856,. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, MD and upon graduating went to Peach Orchard where he began his career. At Charleston he was a prominent physician and an authority on certain medical subjects. He had practiced medicine continuously for 52 years. He married Hester Selbe at Marmet, WV I 1900, and went to Charleston in 1918. He was well known in Lincoln, Kanawha and Boone Counties. He is survived by the widow, 4 sons, Dr. H. W. Garred, Felix Garred and Owen Garred of Charleston and Robert Garred of Seattle, WV; 2 daughters, Miss Mildred Garred and Mrs. John Turkelson of Charleston; and 3 brothers, Lee A. Garred of near Louisa, Michael of Miami, OK and Ulysses of New York. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

HALE, Genoah (Wilson)
Mrs. Genoah Wilson Hale, 83, widow of the late James H. Hale, died Sunday at the home of her brother, W. F. Wilson, here after a year’s illness. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at Louisa Baptist Church with Rev. D. L. Brainard, the pastor, officiating, and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. A daughter of the late Graham and Elizabeth See Wilson, Mrs. Hale was born and reared here. She had been a member of the Louisa Baptist Church for 60 years and was a devout church worker. Since the death 8 years ago of her husband, the lat James H. Hale, she had resided at the home of her brother, W. F. Wilson, here. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Copley of Ashland, KY and one brother, W. F. Wilson of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

HATTEN, Florence (Bradley)
Mrs. Florence Bradley Hatten, 63, widow of the late Ezra Hatten, died at her home in Louisa early Saturday morning after an 3 day illness of euremic poisoning. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa M. E. Church, South, with the pastor, Rev. A. M. Martin and Rev. Vess Ball, officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. She was a member of the M. E. Church, south, here. A daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Waldeck Bradley, Mrs. Hatten was born and reared in this county. She lived in Cincinnati for a number of years, moving back to Louisa in 1920. Surviving are 4 brothers, Mart, Fred and Steve Bradley of Louisa and George C. Bradley of Willis Point, TX and one sister, Mrs. Robert Lawson of Ellen, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

HOLBROOK, Gracie (Prince)
Mrs. Gracie Prince Holbrook, 43, wife of Ralph Holbrook of Irad, died in a Louisa hospital Jan 5 following an operation submitted to 12 days earlier. Funeral was held Saturday at the home at Irad and interment made in the Large Cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of John and Jennie Large Prince. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons and 6 daughters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

HOWELL, Lydia
GLENWOOD--Lydia Howell, wife of William Howell, deceased, passed away at her home after a lingering illness. All was done for her that loving hands and medical aid could do but all ot no avail. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Kelley and burial took place in the family cemetery overlooking the home. Friday, Jan 3, 1936

HORTON, Mary (Burns)
Mrs. Mary Burns Horton, 63, highly respected Louisa woman, died Thursday morning at 3 in the Marting Hospital in Ironton where she had been a patient since submitting to an operation for cancer last August. The body was brought to her home here Thursday morning in the Curtright funeral car where it will lie in state until the funeral, arrangements for which had not been made at the time the News goes to press. A daughter of the late Attorney Roland T. Burns and Caroline Hatcher Burns, Mrs. Horton was born and reared here. Her husband, Orlando S. Horton, a native of Pennsylvania who came here as an engineer for the N & W Railway and later was an associate with John C. C. Mayo in coal developments in the Big Sandy Valley died several years ago. A devout member of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, Mrs. Horton served from many years as teacher of the woman’s Bible class and as president of the Woman’s Missionary Society. Surviving are 2 sons, Roland M. Horton of Ashland and Rev. John Burns Horton of Beeve, TX; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucian Johnson of Louisa and Mrs. C. H. Williamson of Memphis, TN, and one brother, John G. Burns, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

JORDAN, Ruby (Brainard)
Mrs. Ruby Brainard Jordan, 32, wife of Jay Jordan, of the Twin Branch section, died Jan 2 at her home following an illness of one year. Funeral was conducted from the home of her sister, Mrs. Dennie A. Rice at Dennis, Saturday with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 13 years. Surviving are the husband, one son, Lowell, one daughter, Sylvia; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dennie A. Rice and Mrs. Maggie Frazier of Dennis; and 4 brothers, Rev. D. L. Brainard, of Louisa, John Brainard, Portsmouth, OH, Hobart Brainard, Lexington, KY, and Norman Brainard, of Dennis. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

KOZEE, George Washington
George Washington Kozee, 84, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Montgomery of Westwood, Ashland, where he had been making his home for a short time. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, near Willard and lived there until recently. Funeral services were held at Willard at 3 p.m. Monday, Rev. G. O. Snodgrass officiated and interment was made in the Deal Cemetery. He leaves one son, Carl Kozee of Washington, D. C.; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Montgomery of Westwood; and 2 step children, Giles Wright of Ashland and Mrs. Oscar Triplett of Willard. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

LAMBERT, Leota Susan (Pauley)
Mrs. Leota Susan Lambert, 65, a native of Fort Gay, died last Friday at her home in Ashland after an illness of 6 weeks. Funeral was from the Ashland Baptist Church Sunday and interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Lambert was a daughter of Hiramm W. and Nancy Kimball Pauley, of Fort Gay, WV, where she was born. She was a member of the Ashland Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are her husband, S. A. Lambert, and one daughter, Miss Edna Lambert, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

LARGE, John
John Large, 58, for 30 years an employee of the N & W Railway, died last Friday at this home at Prichard, WV. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emeline Davis Large, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Cade and Mrs. Gladys Rosewall of Huntington and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Odell of Akron, OH and Mrs. Garfield Hayes of Chillicothe, OH and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

LYTTEN, son of Claude
Elliott County—the little son of Claude Lytten, of Wyett, died last Sunday morning of diphtheria after being sick but a few hours. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

MCGLOTHLIN, Elizabeth (Fannin)
Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin McGlothlin, 70, of Estep, this county, died last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie Fuller in Ashland. She had been ill 4 months. Mrs. McGlothlin was the widow of the late W. R. McClothlin. She was a daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Fannin, prominent Lawrence County citizens. Funeral was held at Garrett Chapel at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon with Rev. L. D. Rowe and Rev. Burch Hewlett in charge. Burial was made in the Buckley cemetery. Mrs. McGlothlin is survived by the following children, Mrs. C. T. Stewart, of Estep, Miss Mary McGlothlin at home, Mrs. Everett Crum at home, Mrs. Effie Fuller of Ashland, and Lewis McGlothlin of Ashland. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and 2 brothers, J. D. Fannin of Oak Hill, OH and William Fannin of Estep, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

MCHENRY, James
James McHenry, 64, of Columbus, OH, a native of the Brushy section of Lawrence County, was fatally injured Jan 7 at Columbus when he was hit by an auto while crossing a street there. Funeral and interment was conducted in Columbus last Thursday. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McHenry, the deceased was born and reared in this county, but had been a resident of Columbus for 25 years. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Fred Miller, Sr., of Louisa, Mrs. Georiga Moore of Louisa, and Mrs. Milt McKinster of Adams, KY, one brother, John McHenry of Aberdeen, Miss., and 4 children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

MILLER, Mrs. Walter
GLENWOOD—Our community was again shocked on Dec 21 to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Walter Miller, who passed away at her daughter’s Mrs. Herb Jenkins, of Ashland. She had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services were conducted at her home church at Trinity to a number of sorrowing friends. Interment was made in the Shortridge cemetery near her home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

MURPHY, Sam G.
Sam. G. Murphy, 50, chief of police of Weeksbury, and a native of Morgans creek section of Lawrence County, was murdered at Weeksbury last Saturday, and Mannie Burke of Pikeville, is being held by Floyd County officials charged with the killing. A son of Tom Murphy of Morgans Creek, Mr. Murphy was born and reared in this county, but had been a peace officer at Weeksbury for 9 years. Murphy, according to reports received here, had gone into the jail at Weeksbury to answer a summons from a prisoner. Burke, who was locked up on a minor charge, fired twice at the officer, both bullets entering the heart. Floyd officials said the shooting followed the arrest earlier in the day of Wilson Hall, a half brother of Burke, on a charge of whipping his sister-in-law, Mrs. Clyde Hall. After the shooting Burke fled into the hills under cover of darkness. The following night Burke surrendered at Neon, Letcher county, to Deputy Sheriff Ben Johnson. A posse of Floyd and Pike County officers using bloodhounds brought from Lexington had trailed Burke Saturday night and Sunday over the mountains from the scene of the killing to the Long Fork of Shelby Creek in Pike County, near the home of Burke’s wife, but abandoned the search there after receiving a tip that Burke had fled to Virginia. Surrendering at Neon, Burke is reported by officers as saying he chose to surrender in Letcher County because he feared mob violence in Floyd County. A man booked as Wilford Wells, who was held in the Weeksbury jail on a drunkenness charge, was wounded, officers said, by one of the bullets Burke was accused of firing at Murphy. Murphy is s son of Tom Murphy of Morgans Creek, and a brother of Mrs. Tad Hanners of Louisa. Also surviving are his widow and 4 children, a brother, Jim Murphy of Catlettsburg and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday Jan 17, 1936

Funeral for Sam J. Murphy 50, Chief of Police of Weeksbury, who was slain Jan 11, at the Weeksbury city jail by Mannie Burke, was conducted on Monday of last week and burial was made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery near Paintsville. A World War veteran, Murphy, who was a native of the Morgans Creek section of this county, was given full military honors at the interment with the Paintsville American Legion post officiating. Rev. G. J. Polly, pastor of the Paintsville M. E. Church, officiated at the funeral. Approximately 200 United Mine Workers from various places in the coal fields attended the funeral. Burkes who fled following the shooting and later surrendered to deputy sheriff at Neon, Letcher county was returned to Prestonsburg by Sheriff M. T. Stumbo of Floyd County and placed in the Floyd County Jail. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

PRESTON, Josephine (Porter)
1855-1936
Mrs. Josephine Porter Preston, 81, widow of the late Roscoe Preston and grandmother of Omar George of Louisa, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Allen, at Lowmansville. She had been ill since November. Funeral rites were held Sunday with Rev. Green Caudill officiating at the Untied Baptist Church at Lowmansville, Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery on Georges Creek. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Allen of Lowmansville, Mrs. John Castle, Nippa, KY and one son, Clayton Preston of Lowmansville. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

PUCKETT, Tina (Meredith)
Mrs. Tina Puckett, 34, died at Kenova last Friday. She was a daughter of Mrs. Belle Meredith. Surviving are 4 children. Ed Meredith of Kenova and C. C. Meredith of Whites Creek are brothers. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

RAMEY, Dr. Frank
Dr. Frank Ramey, 70, veteran physician of more than 40 years experience in Floyd and Johnson counties, and a native of the Hoods Fork section of Lawrence County, died Jan 21 at his home at East Point, Johnson County of cerebral hemorrhage. Educated in the public schools of this county, Dr. Ramey then taught school in Johnson County and later attended the Louisville School of Medicine. He served one term as a member of the Johnson County board of education. Funeral was conducted at East Point with the Masonic Lodge officiating. Dr. Ramey is survived by his wife, Percilla Picklesimer Ramey, 3 sons, George W. Ramey, principal of Meade Memorial High School, Williamsport, KY, Douglas Ramey and F. B. Ramey of Paintsville and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Osborne of Westfield, NJ and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

ROWE, Calvin
Sandy Hook, KY—Dec 31—(Special to the News)—A very sand message came to the home of Tobe Rowe at Newfoundland last week that their son, Calvin, who lives in Illinois, had been shot, dying instantly. He leaves a wife, 2 small children, and father and mother, 4 brothers, Jesse, of Huntington, WV, Jobe, Sam and Ed of Newfoundland; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Dixie Gray, Newfoundland, Mrs. Minnie Carter and Mrs. Daisy Gray both of Ashland, KY and Nannie at home. The body was brought back home and buried in the family cemetery near Newfoundland. Rev. Logan Woolridge preached the funeral at the home.

PACK, William
While occupied in pulling a wrecked truck back onto the highway, Mitchell Woods, 26, and William Pack, 33, Paintsville garage employees, were killed last Thursday night when an automobile occupied by Hursie Conley, Euell Preston and Elmer Price failed to heed red signals posted on the highway and smashed into the garage wrecker car on the Mayo trail a few miles below Paintsville. Woods and Pack were crushed between the wrecker and the car occupied by Conley, Preston and Price. Said to have been intoxicated, Conley, Preston and Price were arrested and are being held at Paintsville charged with manslaughter. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict that Woods and Pack came to their death from injuries received when they were struck by a Reo sedan driven and occupied by Conley, Preston and Price, while the occupants were under the influence of liquor. The three occupants of the death car are residents of Johnson County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

PRICE, C. C.
C. C. Price, 71, for 30 years an employee at the U. S. Locks at Louisa, died last Friday in the C & O Hospital, Huntington. Born in Johnson County, Mr. Price resided at Fort Gay while employed at the locks here. He removed to Ashland 11 years ago, since which time he had been an employee of the C & O Railway company. Funeral was held Monday at Ashland and the body was brought to Fort Gay where interment was made. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Addie Price, 4 daughters, Mrs. Hiram McKenzie of Logan, WV, Mrs. Frank Price of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Charles Henderson of Charleston, WV, and 4 sons, L. H. of Waverly, OH, E. w. of Huntington, and Clyde and Paul Price of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

RIFFE, J. T.
J. T. Riffe, 77, a native of Glenwood, and brother of Judge Billie Riffe, of Louisa, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Culley Orpin, in Ashland. A son of John P. and Elizabeth Barrett Riffe, Mr. Riffe was born at Glenwood and was widely known as a carpenter and blacksmith. Funeral was conducted from the Orpin home in Ashland Wednesday and burial was made in the Riffe cemetery in this county. The Bolts Fork Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, officiated at the interment. His wife, Mrs. Lorena Jane Riffe, died May 5, 1935. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles Thacker of Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Colley Orpin, Mrs. Leonard Lockwood, Mrs. Herbert Smith and Mrs. Fred Stewart, all of Ashland; 3 sons, Curtis, harry and Delbert E. Riffe, all of Ashland; one brother, Billy Riffe of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gene Elswick of Estep, KY, Mrs. Addie Neikirk, of Nelsonville, OH; and Mrs. Mearle Nichols of Washington, D. C., 24 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Friday, jan 24, 1936

RITTENBERRY, William
William Rittenberry, 24, single, of Gallup, died in a Louisa hospital lat Friday evening of pneumonia which climaxed a siege of typhoid. Funeral was conducted at Gallup Sunday morning at 10 and interment made in the Rittenberry cemetery there. Surviving are 2 brothers, J. H. Rittenberry of Louisa and Wayne Rittenberry of Gallup and 2 sisters, Mrs. M. Damron of Gallup and Miss Amanda Rittenberry of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

SAMMONS, Pierce

Pierce Sammons, 83, died last week at the home of his son, Stanley Sammons, of Webb, R. F. D. No. 1. Funeral and interment was at Webb Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936


SAVAGE, Col. William

Col. William Savage, 85, widely known attorney and farmer, died Sunday noon at his home at Fallsburg following an illness of 5 months. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Savage Memorial M. E. Church, South, at Fallsburg with the Rev. A. M. Martin, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church and Rev. Simpson, pastor of the Fallsburg Church officiating. Interment was made in the Savage cemetery at Fallsburg under direction of he Curtright Funeral Home. A son of the late John L. and Margaret Riffe Savage, Col Savage was born and reared in this county. He was elected county attorney on the Republican ticket and served one term here and also served as master commissioner under circuit judge Allen N. Cisco. He was a member of the Savage Memorial Episcopal Church, South of Fallsburg, of the Bolts Fork Masonic Lodge and the Fallsburg I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dennie Rice, Catlettsburg, KY, and Mrs. Fannie Savage, Peebles, OH; 2 sons, Arthur Savage and W. R. Savage of Fallsburg and one sister, Mrs. Dora Jordan of Fallsburg. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

SIMPKINS, J. C.
Rev. J. C. Simpkins, 68, former pastor of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and for many years a resident of Wayne, died Tuesday, in a Logan, WV hospital of cancer of the stomach. Moving from his farm near Wayne 3 years ago, Rev. Simpkins had been pastor since then of the West Logan Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted in his church at Logan Thursday morning, and the body brought to Wayne where short services were held Thursday afternoon with Rev. B. R. Lakin of Fort Gay, officiating. He is survived by the widow and the following children: Mrs. R. A. Ramey, Mrs. Jennings Brumfield, Mrs. Arthur Booth and John Simpkins of Wayne, Mrs. Harry Dodson of Huntington, James Simpkins of Kenova, Bessie and Julia C. (Buster) Simpkins and a granddaughter, Aleen Simpkins, all at home, and several other grandchildren; one brother, R. L. Simpkins of War; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dollie Reynolds and Mrs. Tipper Moore of O’Keefe, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

SPARKS, Morton E.
Morton E. Sparks, 67, postmaster at Martha, and for many years a rural teacher of Lawrence County, died Saturday at his home at Martha after an illness since October. Funeral was conducted at the home Monday afternoon with the Rev. Phillip Skaggs officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery with the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine conducting their ritual at the grave. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. A son of the late Reuben R. and Mary Curnutte Sparks, Mr. Sparks was born and reared in the Blaine section and was one of the county’s most substantial citizens. Previous to being appointed postmaster at Martha in 1929, he served for 14 years as rural school teacher in this county. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Boyd Dobbins, of Ashland, one son, Emmitt Sparks of Martha; 2 brothers, Dr. James C. Sparks of Ashland and Dr. Reuben Sparks of West Liberty; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Samantha Hutchinson of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Alonzo E. Lyon of Ashland and Mrs. Cordial Rice of Quebec, Canada. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

THOMPSON, Lewis W.
Lewis W. Thompson, 72, of Cannonsburg, and a former resident of this county, died at his home in Cannonsburg Tuesday after a brief illness. He had resided at Cannonsburg the past 30 years. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, of Blaine. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. James White of Laurel, Boyd County, 5 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Hester Carter and Mrs. Cora Plummer of Louisa, Mrs. Min McCown, of Ashland, Mrs. Tilda Burton of Lawrence county, Mrs. Exoney Williamson of Virginia; Kenneth Thompson of Louisa, and John B. Thompson of West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the residence at Cannonsburg. Rev. Eggleston, pastor of the Grassland M. E. Church officiated. Burial was made in the Thompson cemetery at Meade Station. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

THOMPSON, W. H.
Rev. W. H. Thompson, 84, of the Little Blaine section, for many years a Baptist minister, died Sunday at the home of U. S. Thompson, after a long illness. Funeral was conducted at the home of U. S. Thompson Tuesday with the Rev. Vess Ball of Louisa, officiating. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. Surviving are 3 daughters and one sister. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

VARNEY, Chloe (Parsley)
Mrs. Chloe Parsley Varney, 75, widow of the late Sam Varney of Crum, died Jan 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tennie Meade, at Kermit. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Lennie Herald, Thomas and A. C. Varney of Crum, Mrs. Tennie Meade, Alex and Nicholas Varney of Kermit, Mrs. John Brown of Thacker, Mrs. Rebecca Marcum of Williamson, Mrs. James Howard of Ashland, Mrs. Sally Sparks, of Torchlight, KY, Mrs. Mary Matthews of Quaker, Don Varney of Chattaroy and Mrs. Polly Justice of Job, KY. Two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Brewer and Mrs. Polly Varney and several grandchildren. Burial was in the Parsley cemetery near Crum, Monday afternoon of this week. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

WILLIAMSON, Chester H.
The Rev. Dr. Chester H. Williamson, 76, one of the best known ministers in the Southern Presbyterian Church and a former pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, died in the Baptist hospital in Memphis, TN, Monday, relatives here were informed this week. During his early ministry, Rev. Williamson served as pastor of the M. E. church here, later transferring to the Presbyterian faith and served as minister of large churches in Wisconsin, Tennessee and Missouri. He was married in Louisa in 1887 to Miss Thurza S. Burns, daughter of the late Rowland T. and Caroline H. Burns of Louisa and a sister of Mrs. L. S. Johnson and John G. Burns of Louisa, who survives him. He leaves a host of friends not only in the Big Sandy Valley but at various places, throughout the country as he had a nation wide recognition as a “pulpit orator and lecturer.” He was born in Waukesha, WS, the son of a Presbyterian minister. Survivors include his widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. Frank Puller, Evansville, IL, Mrs. Jack Worthington, Albuquerque, NM, Mrs. E. H. McGhee, Memphis, and Mrs. t. E. Hughes, Dallas, TX and 3 sons, Chester H., St. Louis, Charles, Charleston, WV and Rowland Williamson, Tampa, FL. Mrs. Williamson is a the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene H. McGhee, at Skyline, Germantown, TN, a suburb of Memphis. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

WORKMAN, Bell
Miss Belle Workman, 34, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Workman, died Monday at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Ethel Dunn, at Saltpetre, WV, after a long illness. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Dunn home and interment made in the Workman cemetery at Saltpetre. Surviving are 2 brothers, Bryan and Sheridan Workman, of Logan County, WV and a sister, Miss Alice Workman, also of Logan County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

WORKMAN, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Workman, 77 years old, of Wayne, died Monday at her home following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Greenbrier Church at Echo with burial there. Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiated. She leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Riggs, of Russell, KY, Mrs. Zula Dillon of Huntington and Mrs. Odsie Larimore of Ironton, OH; and 7 sons, L??, and John of Huntington, Chilton of Cuba, MO, Thomas of Portsmouth, OH, Hardin and Ottis of Wayne and Perry of St. Louis, MO. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

WARNOCK, Emma (Gibbs)
Mrs. Emma Gibbs Warnock, 76, widow of the late Scott Warnock, wholesale grocer of Greenup, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Kinner, at Catalpa, 7 miles north of here, following a stroke of paralysis suffered on Nov 24. The body was taken to her former home at Greenup where funeral will be conducted from the Greenup Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Friday morning at 9 a.m. with he raptor, Rev. Herald, officiating. Interment will be made beside her husband at Miamiville, OH. Born at Oldtown, Greenup county, Mrs. Warnock had resided at Greenup most of her life where her husband conducted a wholesale grocery business, later moving to Augusta and Cincinnati. Since the death of Mr. Warnock in 1914 she had resided with her daughters, Mrs. Coon Kinner at Greenup and Mrs. Fred Kinner at Catalpa. She had long been a member of the M. E. Church South. Surviving besides the 2 daughters is a sister Mrs. William Scott of Princess, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

WELLMAN, Van
Van Wellman, 91, well known Lawrence countian, died last Friday night at 7 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Grant, a mile south of Louisa, on the Point. He had been ill for 3 weeks. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 from the home of Mrs. Grant with the Rev. Vess Ball of Louisa, officiating and interment was made in the See Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Wellman had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 15 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Grant and Mrs. B. J. Calloway of Louisa and Mrs. William Meeks of Cherryville and 2 sons, Lot Wellman of Michigan and Ira Wellman of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 3, 1936

WILLIAMS, O. F.
Rev. O.F. Williams, 67 former presiding elder of the Ashland District M. E. church, South, and one time a pastor of the Louisa church, died Wednesday, at his home in Montgomery, WV, where he was pastor of the Montgomery church. A native of Putnam County, WV, Rev. Williams had been a pastor and presiding elder in the church since 1899. He was in Louisa 2 months ago and officiated at the funeral of Rev. John L. Vinson, late pastor of the Louisa church. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

WILLIAMS, Rhoda (Fyffe)
Mrs. Rhoda Fyffe Williams, 37, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday, of 2 bullet wounds and her estranged husband, W. E. “Buck” Williams, former field superintendent of the Swiss Oil Corporation at Martha, who is alleged to have fired the bullets during an altercation at the home of Mrs. Williams’ sister, Mrs. Henry Collier, here Sunday night, is held in jail here charged with willful murder. Williams waived examining trial Tuesday but will be given a hearing Saturday to determine whether he will be permitted to give bond. Estranged since September, Mrs. Williams had been residing at the home of her sister, Mrs. Collier, here. Her husband went to the Collier home Sunday night, said to have been under the influence of liquor. After a brief verbal exchange, he is said to have produced a pistol and fired twice at his wife at close range.

One of the bullets entered Mrs. Williams’ chest and the other her back, hospital attaches said. The bullet which entered the back injured a spinal vertebrae and no operation was performed. Mrs. Williams succumbed at 5:30 Tuesday morning. Shortly after the shooting, Williams was arrested at his room in a Louisa hotel, by city Policeman Charles D. Waldeck and placed in the county jail on a warrant charging shooting and wounding. Upon the death of Mrs. Williams Tuesday, the charge was changed to willful murder and was read to him in the office of County Judge L. D. Fyffe. He waived examining trial and was remanded to jail. Personal incidents leading up to the tragedy have not bee revealed but court records here show that on Jan 11 Mrs. Williams filed suit in Lawrence County circuit court for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment, and four days later swore out a peace warrant for her husband. On the next day, last Thursday, he in turn swore out a peace warrant for Mrs. Williams.

Setting out that they were married in 1914, Mrs. Williams’ divorce petition stated they had lived together until last September and prayed for alimony and a general order of attachment against his property. Trial of the peace bond warrants was scheduled to have been held before County Judge L. D. Fyffe here Monday, the day following the tragedy. Interviewed in his cell Thursday, Williams told The News that he and his wife had not gotten along well the past year and because of the circumstances at the time of the tragedy and considering affairs that had occurred previously, he felt he had to do it. Body of Mrs. Williams was taken to her family home at Relief, Morgan County, Wednesday, where funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon from the home of her mother, Mrs. Susannah Fyfe. The late Came B. Fyffe, of Relief, was her father. Born and reared at Relief, Mrs. Fyffe had been a member of the Baptist Church for 16 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Clinton Justice and Miss Effie Williams of Louisa; 2 sons, Clifford a member of the U. S. Army at Fort Thomas, KY and W. E. Junior, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Henry Collier, Louisa, Mrs. Eugene Sturgell, Martha, KY and Miss Burgess Fyffe, Relief, KY and 6 brothers, John Ed Fyffe, of Louisa, Richard, Joe L., Millard, Con and Came Fyffe, of Relief, KY. Police Judge H. G. Stanfield of Louisa will preside at the hearing given Williams Saturday to determine whether he will be permitted bail. County Judge L. D. Fyffe being disqualified because of relationship to the dead woman. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 24, 1936

WILSON, Dave
Dave Wilson, 74, a resident and farmer on the old Lockwood farm now owned by E. E. Shannon for a half century, died of a heart attack near his home at Lockwood last Friday. Walking up the read near his home last Friday, he was stricken with a heart attach and died a few minutes later. He was a member of the Mary Moore M. E. Church, South. Funeral was held at Lockwood Sunday with Rev. H. L. Shumway officiating and interment was made there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

WIREMAN, George
George Wireman, 27, former Louisian, died from monoxide poisoning from an overheated gas stove in Warren, OH, Sunday, and his body was returned to Louisa Wednesday for burial. Funeral was held in the Curtright Funeral Home here Thursday with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating, and interment was made in the Crabtree Cemetery at Two Mile. Wireman lived in Louisa until he was 18 years of age. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 31, 1936

WOODS, Mitchell
While occupied in pulling a wrecked truck back onto the highway, Mitchell Woods, 26, and William Pack, 33, Paintsville garage employees, were killed last Thursday night when an automobile occupied by Hursie Conley, Euell Preston and Elmer Price failed to heed red signals posted on the highway and smashed into the garage wrecker car on the Mayo trail a few miles below Paintsville. Woods and Pack were crushed between the wrecker and the car occupied by Conley, Preston and Price. Said to have been intoxicated, Conley, Preston and Price were arrested and are being held at Paintsville charged with manslaughter. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict that Woods and Pack came to their death from injuries received when they were struck by a Reo sedan driven and occupied by Conley, Preston and Price, while the occupants were under the influence of liquor. The three occupants of the death car are residents of Johnson County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 17, 1936

YORK, Tennie (Branham)
Mrs. Tennie Branham York, 74, a native of Glenhayes, WV, died in Kenova Dec 30. Burial was made in the York Cemetery at Glenhayes. Surviving are a half brother, Rev. Ballard York of Blankenship, KY; 2 sons, L. H. and John York of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 10, 1936

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FEBRUARY

ADAMS, Barbara (Carter)
Mrs. Barbara Carter Adams, 75, wife of Labe Adams, of Irad, died at her home Saturday of a heart ailment. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Carter of the Sand Branch section. Funeral was conducted from the home Monday with the Rev. Noah Phillips and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and interment was made at Irad. Surviving are the following children, Rance Adams, Louisa, Mrs. Sarah McKinney, Hicksville, Tom Adams, Ashland, Mrs. Ella Crawford, Portland, OR, Mrs. Laura Arrington, Chattaroy, WV, Dave Adams, Kingston, OH, Mrs. James Mosley, Buchanan, KY; 5 brothers, George, William, Kay, Jay And Richard Carter, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Dave Kitchen and Mrs. Flem Kitchen. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

ADKINS, Dr. V. V.
Dr. V. V. Adkins, 64, retired dentist and prominent realtor of Ashland, and widely known in Lawrence County where he assisted in developing the Blaine oil field, died suddenly last Friday noon in the office of Dr. W. L. Gambill at Ashland of a sudden heart attack. A son of the late Morris and Mary Adkins, Dr. Adkins was born and reared at Beach Fork in Wayne County, WV. Graduating from the Cincinnati Dental College in 1896, he started practicing his profession in Louisa, later moving to Ashland. He retired from dentistry in 1906.

In 1920 he organized the Pilgrim Oil Company and drilled 17 oil wells on leases at the forks of Blaine and on lower Laurel. When the company was dissolved some years ago he bought all interest in the producing wells and owned them at the time of his death. Entering the realty business in Ashland, Dr. Adkins developed the first sub-division in that city—that of South Ashland, which today is one of the finest and most thickly populated sections in Ashland.

Dr. Adkins came down town to his office as usual Friday morning and apparently was in good health and members of his family said that he had not complained of being ill. Shortly before his death, Dr. Adkins called Dr. Gambill and told him that he was coming over to his office to see him. A few minutes after he arrived he was stricken and died within a few moments of angina pectoris.

One of the leading business men in eastern Kentucky, Dr. Adkins during his professional and business activities in this county became known to a wide circle of friends and is remembered as a gentleman of pleasing personality and honest and fair in all his dealings.

Funeral was conducted Monday at his home in South Ashland with the Rev. Guy Coffman, pastor of the First M. E. Church, South, officiating and interment was made in the Ashland cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mille Campbell Adkins, one brother and one sister. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

BERRY, Elizabeth (Bayes)
Mrs. Elizabeth B ayes Berry, 28, wife of Millard Berry, of Yatesville, died Monday after a brief illness. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning from the home of her sister, Mrs. Sheridan Wiley, near Hester Gap, with the Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, officiating, and interment was made in the Berry family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Henry Bayes, 2 children, Lester, 10, and Willard, 8, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sheridan Wiley, Yatesville, Mrs. James Collins, Cannonsburg, KY and Mrs. Ira Bradley of Kenova, WV, and 3 brothers, John Bayes of Ashland, KY, Charles Bayes of West Virginia and Sheridan Bayes of Cannonsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

BLANKENSHIP, Ella (Justice)
Mrs. Ella Justice Blankenship, 64, wife of Dan W. Blankenship, of Louisa, died Monday in an Ironton hospital after an illness since last November. The body was returned to Louisa and funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Louisa Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. D. L. Brainard officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Blankenship, a daughter of the late S. B. and Carrie Erie Justice was born and reared in Louisa. She had been a member of the Baptist church for 35 years. Surviving, besides the husband, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Paul Queen of Ashland, KY, Mrs. George Alley of Williamson, WV and Miss Frances Blankenship of Louisa; 2 brothers, W. M. Justice and S. J. Justice of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. N. D. Waldeck of Louisa and 3 half brothers, Frank, Charles and Jay Justice all of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

BRANHAM, Hattie (Stewart)
Mrs. Hattie Stewart Branham, 41, wife of Ed Branham, of Denton, died Jan 27. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stewart of Denton. She leaves her parents, her husband, 2 daughters, Lucille and Marie, at home; 4 brothers, L. E. Stewart, Green, W. L. and Roscoe Stewart, all of Ashland; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Bert Stamper of Ashland, Mrs. Oscar Phillips of Tocane, NC, Mrs. Herma Miller and Mrs. Fred Queen of Denton. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

BRUMFIELD, Mary Frances
Mrs. Mary Frances Brumfield, 92, former resident of Wayne, WV, died Jan 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Miller at Amery, WS. Surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Blake, Prichard, WV and a brother, W. W. Brumfield, Kenova. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

BURTON, George Greenville
1851-1936
In memory of our dearly beloved husband, father and grandfather, George Greenville Burton, who was born Aug 10, 1851 and departed this life Jan 20, 1936. Uncle Green, as he was usually called, was converted and joined the M. E. Church when a young man, was a devoted Sunday school worker and early loved to work in revival services where souls were being saved. He was united in married to Charlotte Prince Dec 21, 1877. To this union were born 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls. Of these, one daughter, preceded him to the glory world. He leaves his loving wife, 5 boys and 4 girls , a host of relatives and friends. Uncle Green had been a sufferer for a long time but Jesus said it is enough, come up higher and the soul took its flight back to the God who gave it. Weep not dear friends for him but prepare to meet him in that final home of all who faithfully follow Jesus. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

CAIN, William T., Sr.,
William T. Cain, Sr., 76, prominent Louisa attorney, died at his home here last Saturday midnight following a stroke a week previously. He became ill on Feb 7 and was stricken the following night. Born at Norfolk, VA, a son of Mathew and Alice McCarthy Cain, he came to Lawrence County at the age of 15. A few years later he married Miss Sarah Copley, of Clifford and settled at the mouth of Rockcastle, where he taught school for 8 years, then moved to Inez, Martin County. He served 2 terms as county school superintendent of Martin County, studied law and then was elected county attorney of Martin County for 2 consecutive terms. He also served as state representative from the Martin-Johnson district. He moved to Louisa in 1906 and had practiced law since. For the past 25 years he had been a partner with T. S. Thompson. He practiced law in the Big Sandy Valley for 40 years. Mr. Cain was a member of the Louisa M. E. Church and had served as teacher of the Men’s Bible class for many years. Also he was a member of the Marion Hale Masonic lodge of Inez and the I.O.O.F> lodge of Inez. Elected 2 years ago, he was a member of the Lawrence County board of education a the time of his death. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. church here with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlette. The six sons served as pallbearers. Following the death of his first wife in 1929, Mr. Cain later was married to Mrs. Mary L. Hartman of Louisa, who survives him. Alos surviving are 6 sons, James M. Cain, Huntington, W. T. Cain, Jr., Walter L. Cain, A. Russell Cain and Arlie V. Cain, all of Louisa, and Fred F. Cain of Ashville, NC. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

CAMPBELL, Neva (Stewart)
Mrs. Neva Stewart Campbell, wife of Albert M. Campbell, of Huntington, and a daughter of the late Judge James E. Stewart, famed Louisa jurist, died last Thursday, after a brief illness at the home of her son, Charles S. Campbell of Schenectady, NY. The body was returned to Huntington where funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. S. Roger Tuler, rector, officiating. The body was then brought to Louisa and interred in the family plot in Pine Hill Cemetery overlooking Louisa. Brief committal services were conducted at the grave. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, though they retained residence in Huntington, had not lived there since last fall and were visiting their son at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Judge James E. Stewart, Louisa jurist and Mrs. Stewart, a daughter of Lewis Mayo, of Johnson County, KY and was born and reared in Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her husband and son are 5 cousins, Mrs. Alex C. Nelson, Mrs. Saide Solter, Mrs. Jennie Rolfe, Mrs. H. S. Scholze and R. A. Bickle all fo Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

CHAPMAN, Juanita (Maynard)
Mrs. Juanita Chapman, 28, wife of Tom Chapman of Glenhayes, died last Friday in a hospital at Wayne after a long illness. Funeral was conducted from the home at Glenhayes Sunday morning at 10:30 and interment made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Maynard, who with the husband and 4 children, survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

COPLEY, C. C.
C. C. Copley, 77, of the Crum section of Wayne County, who suffered a stroke several months ago while in the hills hunting ginseng, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lottie Brumfield, near Crum. The aged man suffered burns recently when he fell into an open fireplace. He was the youngest son of James S. and Margaret Chaffin Copley of the Dunlow section and was the uncle of Prosecuting Attorney J. Walter Copley of Mingo County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

CRUTCHER, Robert
Robert Crutcher, 44, son of W. J. Crutcher of Logan, WV, and a nephew of J. B. Crutcher of Louisa, died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital after a brief illness, relatives here were informed this week. Mr. Crutcher resided on a farm near Walton, KY. Funeral will be held at Walton Thursday and interment made there. Surviving are the wife and 3 children, his father, W. J. Cruther of Logan. Deceased’s mother was the former Miss Jetty Roffe of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

CURTRIGHT, H. K.
H. H. Curtright of the Curtright Funeral Home here received word Tuesday of the death of his father, H. K. Curtright, at his home in Pleasureville, KY. Mr. Curtright, who was 68 years old, died suddenly as he sat at the breakfast table Tuesday morning. He had recently returned from a hospital where he had been for several weeks for treatment. A native of Shelbine, MO, Mr. Curtright came to Georgetown, KY, 40 years ago and 5 years later went to Pleasureville where he since had been a hardware merchant and funeral director. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Herndon Curtright, one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Thomas of Pleasureville, KY one son, H. H. Curtright of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. George Herendon, of Shelbine, MO and 2 brothers, Charles of Los Angeles, CA and Trarve Curtright of Price, MO. Mr. and Mrs. Curtright left for Pleasureville Tuesday morning to attend the funeral, which was conducted Thursday afternoon from the Christian Church in North Pleasureville. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

EVANS, William Dennis
William Dennis Evans, 80, retired stone mason died early Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Price, at Richardson. A native of Bullet County, Mr. Evans came to Lawrence County 6 years ago. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Price home near Richardson. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. S. E. Price of Richardson, Mrs. Robert Fox, of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Lawrence Jane, of Burlington, KY and Miss Caroleta Evans of Nazareth, KY and 2 sons Henry Evans of Louisville and Jesse Evans of Litchfield, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

FLANNERY, Maggie
Sandy Hook, KY, Feb 4—(Special to The News)—Mrs. Maggie Flannery, 75, of Faye, died last Saturday. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and interment made in the family cemetery. Rev. Ken Vansant of Freeman, KY, former pastor of the Methodist Church here, officiated at the funeral. Surviving are 5 children: Mrs. Julia Adkins, Sandy Hook, Lonnie and Jack, Bluestone, KY, Clyde, New Castle, IN and Chancey, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

FYFFE, James M.
James M. Fyffe, 85, retied farmer, died last Friday midnight in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. A native of the Keaton section, Mr. Fyffe moved to Brushy 3 years ago, and recently moved to Louisa where he resided with his daughter, Mrs. James Skaggs, Jr. He was removed to the hospital last Tuesday. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at his former home at Keaton and interment was made there in the family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Cantrell Fyffe, 4 daughters, Mrs. James Skaggs, Jr., Mrs. Herb Skaggs, both of Louisa, Mrs. Forrest Lyon of Blaine and Mrs. Isaac Lester of Cordell, KY; 4 sons, Parlie Fyffe of Keaton, KY, Robert Fyffe of Skaggs, KY, John Fyffe of Frankfort, KY and Henry Fyffe of Springfield, OH; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Canter of Sandy Lick, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

FRAZIER, Sarah Garriad
Sarah Garriad Frazier, 97, widely known Louisa colored woman and widow of the late Bob Frazier, died Tuesday midnight at the home of her daughter, Jenkie Holley, here. She had been ill for 18 months. Funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon from the home of Jenkie Holley. Deceased had been a member of the African Methodist Church for 52 years. She is survived by one daughter, Jenkie Holley, of Louisa; one son, Lonzy Garried, Ironton, OH; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Freeze, Louisa and one brother, Harry Burgess, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

FYFFE, Belle (Cox)
Mrs. Belle Fyffe, 66, of Relief, died Feb 2. She was the widow of the late Pilate Fyffe. Surviving are 8 children: Millard, William and Carl Fyffe, and Mrs. Esta Keaton, of Relief; Ollie Fyffe, of Dingus; Addie Keaton of Moon; Mrs. Lillie Cantrill of Portsmouth and Mrs. Bessie Lemaster of Kenwood, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

GALLION, Wiser
Rev. Wiser Gallion, 30, of Westwood, Ashland, and a native of the Little Fork section of Elliott County, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital after a 2 weeks illness. Rev. Gallion was a barber in Westwood and served also as pastor of the Enterprise Baptist Church of Westwood. He was born and reared in Elliott County, a son of Cas and Rena Williams Gallion. Funeral was conducted Tuesday from the church of which he was pastor with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating, and interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Gallion leaves his widow, Mrs. Alice Gallion, 8 children, Rebecca, 17, Cas, 14, Edna, 12, Paul, 11, Essie, 10, Belvia, 8, Allen, 4, and Samuel, 2; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cas Gallion of Fielden, KY; 4 brothers, Dave, of Logan, WV, Ora of Fielden, KY, and Jack Gallion of Ashland, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Hamilton of Ashland and Mrs. Dewey Johnson of Stephens, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

HANNERS, James A.
James A. Hanners, 66, of Ashland, died last Wednesday after a brief illness. Deceased was a brother of H. g. Hanners of Louisa. Funeral was conducted Friday from the Nazarene Church and burial made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

HARRISON, Alice
Mrs. Alice Harrison, 86, mother of L. D. Harrison, of Louisa, died Monday at her home in Marietta, OH. She was the widow of the late Samuel Harrison. Funeral was conducted Wednesday, at Marietta and interment made there. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Harrison returned Wednesday evening after attending the funeral. Surviving besides the son are 2 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Cook and Mrs. Clara Arbour, both of Marietta. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

HICKS, Mary
Prestonsburg, KY, Feb 14—(From Floyd County Times)—Mrs. Mary Hicks, 57, of Garrett, was killed by a C & O freight train last Friday afternoon as she was waling along the tracks from Lackey where she was employed at a WPA training work center. Two of Mrs. Hicks’ children are said to have witnessed the fatal injury as they looked from a window in the Hicksw home, watching for their mother to return home from work. Surviving are her aged husband and 4 children. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

LACKEY, Kathleen
Miss Kathleen Lackey, 40, native Louisian died last Friday in Lexington hospital after a long illness. Funeral was conducted in the Curtright Funeral Home here Saturday with the Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the Louisa M.E. church, officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Deceased was a daughter of the late Alexander and Hannah Moore Lackey of Louisa. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Pall bearers were G. R. Vinson, L. F. Wallace, A. Snyder, George Mauger, J. b. Vaughan and A. H. Snyder. Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Margaret Lackey of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. L. B. Codding of Miami, FL. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

LEMASTER, Elizabeth (Stapleton)
Mrs. Elizabeth Stapleton Lemaster, 69, wife of W. H. Lemaster of Kenwood, Johnson County, died Feb 5, following a stroke suffered the previous day. Deceased was born and reared at Flat Gap. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

MATTOX, C.
C. Mattox, 46, World War veteran of the Middle Fork section of Martin County, died Feb 3. Death was said to have resulted from wounds received in the war. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

MCMAHON, Clement J.
Clement J. McMahon, 53, manager of the Wayne, WV telephone exchange and a member of the Wayne town council, died in a Huntington hospital Wednesday, of a streptococcus throat infection. Resigning army employment in 1927, Mr. McMahon went to Wayne and established the present Wayne telephone system. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

MCNEAL, Troy Jerome
Troy Jerome McNeal, one day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNeal of Rush, died last Saturday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

MILLER, Trinvilla Johnson
Mrs. Trinvilla Johnson Miller, 72, wife of Rev. Albert Miller of Meades’ Branch, died Monday morning at the Miller home after a year’s illness. Funeral was conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Green Pack, of Charley, officiating, and interment was made in the Miller Cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucinda Muncy Johnson, and was born and reared in this county. Surviving are her husband, 6 sons, O. L. Miller of Buffalo, NY, W. H., Ben, and Noah Miller of Columbus, OH, Levi P. Miller of Meade’s Branch and Joe Miller, at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Meade, Louisa and Mrs. Tom Fraley of Paintsville, KY; one brother, Mont Johnson of Huntington, WV and 2 sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Miller of Louisa and Mrs. Cora Boyd of Ulysses, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7,1 936

NEW, Thomas
Rev. Thomas New, 66, of Torchlight, was struck and killed instantly by Chesapeake & Ohio local freight No. 87 at Walbridge, 3 miles south of here at noon last Saturday. Enroute to Louisa, Mr. New was walking on the passing track when the train approached him from the rear on the main track. At the sound of the whistle, Mr. New is said to have stepped off the passing track and onto the main track in front of the engine. A coroner’s jury called by Justice of the Peace Arnold Childers returned a verdict that the accident was unavoidable. Dock Compton, engineer, and H. B. Lockwood, fireman on the train, stated that Mr. New stepped onto the track in front of the train and that is was impossible to stop before hitting him. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of his son, Victor New, at Torchlight. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah New, one daughter, Mrs. Ross King of Williamson, WV, and 7 sons, Victor D., T. R., Luther and George New of Torchlight, Paul New of Williamson, WV, and Lott New of Chapman, KY. A. J. New, of Kenova is a nephew. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

NORMAN, William York
William York Norman, of Williamson, WV, recent graduate of Morehead State Teachers College where he was a star athlete, died in a Williamson hospital Feb 6. Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. German Walters of this county. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

OSBORN, Martha (Newberry)
Mrs. Martha Newberry Osborn, 82, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Hollandsworth, in Huntington. Funeral was in the Milton Cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of T. W. and Lucy Newberry and was a sister of Jeff Newberry of Huntington and J. C. Newberry of Kenova. Other survivors are a son, H. C. Osborn of Huntington and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Copley of Inez and Mrs. Josephine Crum of Williamson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28,1 936

PLYBON, Martha (Pyles)
Mrs. Martha Pyles Plybon, 66, step-mother of Mrs. Nova Wickers and Miss Opal Plybon, formerly of Louisa, died last Thursday at her home at Bradrick, Lawrence County, OH. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Bradrick Baptist Church and interment made at Rome, OH. Surviving are the husband, William Plybon, 6 step children, Mrs. Nora Wickers and Miss Opal Plybon, of Saginaw, MI, W. J. Plybon, Houston, TX, Mrs. Cleo Simpton of Huntington, Payl Plybon of Bradrick, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

PORTER, Opal (Jarrel)
Mrs. Opal Jarrel Porter, 32, wife of Rev. Stewart Porter, of Grassy, WV, died Feb 15, after a brief illness of pneumonia. She had been a member of the Church of God for 6 years. Surviving are the husband and 7 children. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Albert Ross and interment made in the Workman cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

PRICE, N. J. “North”
N. J. “North” Price, 81, retired Paintsville poultry dealer and long a clerk on packet boats in the Big Sandy river, died Feb 12 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Gamboe, in Paintsville. After spending many years of his early life as a clerk on packet boats operating between Catlettsburg and Pikeville, he later was associated with his brother-in-law, Capt. C. V. Meek, in the operation of a steamboat line on the Big Sandy. Later he engaged in the produce business, retiring a number of years ago. Member of a pioneer Big Sandy family, Mr. Price’s father, Andrew J. Price, was prominent Baptist minister in his day and his mother Mrs. Jemima Osborn Price, conducted a hotel in Paintsville for many years after her husband’s death. Burial was made Saturday in the Mayo Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

RAYBURN, Willis H.
William H. Rayburn, 44, cashier of the Lincoln National Bank at Hamlin, WV died of pneumonia Tuesday. Mr. Rayburn was a past master of the F & AM Lodge of Hamlin and was well known in Masonic circles in Louisa, having visited here on a number of occasions. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

RICE, Perry W. “Wash”
Perry W. “Wash” Rice, 77, a native of the Five Forks section, died Saturday at the home of his son, Robert Rice in Ashland. The body was returned here. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Myrtle Chapel at Five Forks with the Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating, and interment was made in the Short Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Virginia Bartee Rice; 5 daughters, Mrs. Pike Roberts, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ira Short, Louisa, Mrs. Roger Wellman, Mrs. James Elkins and Miss Lizzie Rice of Catlettsburg, 5 sons, Robert of Ashland, Dock and Tom Rice of Louisa, John and Lige Rice of Catlettsburg, one sister, Mrs. Jennie Wheeler, Huntington, WV and 2 brothers, James Rice of Louisa and Mathias Rice of Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

SALYERS, John L.
John L. Salyers, 57, employee of the Northeast Lumber Company at Nolan, WV, and a native of Lawrence County, died Monday in a Williamson hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Wednesday from the home of Jack Short near Yatesville. A son of William Salyers of Potter, Mr. Salyers, was born near Yatesville and was reared in Louisa and Lawrence County. He was a member of the Zebulon Masonic Lodge of Prestonsburg and Louisa Masons officiated at the burial rites Wednesday. He is survived by his father, William Salyers of Potter; his wife, the former. Miss Bessie Rice of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. N. Meek of Paintsville and Mrs. George H. Skeen of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Wayne Salyers of Potter; 3 daughters, Mrs. C. H. Petrey of Nolan, Mrs. R. E. Ellis of Welch, WV and Miss Mary Salyers, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

SCARBERRY, Stella and Ella
Stella and Ella Scarberry, infant twins of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Scarberry, of the Georges Creek section, died shortly after birth Monday. Funeral was held Tuesday at Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

SEE, J. Crit
J. Crit See, 75, substantial farmer of the Point section, 3 miles from Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital last Thursday after a brief illness. Mr. See was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday of last week for treatment. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at 11 from the home with the Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, and the Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, officiating and interment made in the See family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. See had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Leona Bartram See, one brother, Sam See of Walbridge; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Vinson of Kermit, WV, and Mrs. Mary Peck of Carpenter, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Erie Branham, Clifford, Mrs. James Stump, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Thos. Stump, Trio, OH and Miss Pansy See, at home; and 6 sons, Fred See, Ware, Mass., Wayne See, Grant, KY, Clyde See, Rising Sun, IN, Alvis and James See of Louisa and John See of Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

SKAGGS, Emily
Sandy Hook, KY, Feb 18—(Special to The News)—Mrs. Emily C. Skaggs, Culver, KY, widow of W. J. Skaggs, died at her home Tuesday morning. She had only been ill less than a week of pneumonia. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 43 years and lived a true Christian life. She leaves 10 children to mourn her death: Mrs. Mary Boggs, Isonville, KY, Leondias Skaggs, Newcomb, KY, Mrs. Katie Boggs, Sandy Hook, KY, Mrs. Easter Lester, Martha, KY, Mrs. Ella Laney, Portsmouth, OH, Parish Skaggs, Portsmouth, OHH, Pal Skaggs, Culver, KY, Mrs. L. Hay, Martha, KY, Dr. M. H. Skaggs of the John Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, MD and Cornelius Skaggs of Culver, KY. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery near her home Wednesday afternoon. Revs. J. W. Brickey and Philip Skaggs conducted the funeral. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

STEPHENS, Amanda
Sandy Hook, KY, Feb 4—(Special to The News)—Mrs. Amanda Stephens, of Newcomb, died Sunday night of burns sustained early Sunday morning when her clothes caught fire from an open fireplace. Surviving are 7 children: Mrs. Price Ison, Stephens, KY, Mrs. Oscar Gibson, Isonville, KY, Mrs. Bertha Simmons, Newfoundland, KY, Dave R. Stephens, Big Stone, LY, Thomas Stephens, Newcomb, KY and John E. Stephens, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

STEVENS, Henry Carter
Henry Carter Stevens, 66, native of Elliott county, died last Thursday at his home in Ashland. He was a son of the late Andrew and Ann Blevins Stevens, of Elliott County. Funeral was held Saturday and interment made in the Dixon Cemetery near Ashland. He leaves 5 sons, Grover of Hoods Creek, John of Portsmouth, OH, W. M., Everett and Newton of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Milda Collier of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Pearlie Dowler of Ashland. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 28,1 936

SWEIGERT, C. E.
C. E. Sweigert, died at his home in West Paintsville, Saturday. He had been in poor health for some time following a stroke of paralysis. He later developed heart trouble which was the cause of his death. He came here from West Virginia and was active in the development of the Johnson-Magoffin oil fields. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

TAYLOR, Edmond
Edmond Taylor, 45, of Fullerton, Greenup County, and a native of the Blaine section, was fatally injured last Thursday in an automobile collision on the road between Ashland and Russell. He died Friday in an Ashland hospital of skull injuries. A son of Robert and the late Meedie Osborn Taylor, Mr. Taylor was born at Blaine and following the death of his mother when he was quite young he was reared in the of his uncle, Charles F. Osborn, now of Louisa. He had lived in Fullerton the past 20 years and was a machinist for the Portsmouth Refractories company. Taylor’s car crashed head on with a car driven by T. L. Lundsford, 35, of Russell. Mr. Lundsford was uninjured but Mrs. Lundsford and their 3 children were treated in an Ashland hospital for minor bruises. Frank and Louis Gray, of Fullerton, who were passengers in the Taylor car, received minor injuries and were treated at a hospital. Funeral for Mr. Taylor was conducted Monday at the Fullerton M. E.church with Rev. Harley Burchett officiating, and burial was in the Frost cemetery at Fullerton. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Lee Lambert and 5 children, Harold, Pauline, Clyde, Robert and Homer, a brother, Price Taylor of Fullerton; and his father, Robert Taylor. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

VINSON, S. P.
S. P. “Pete” Vinson, 51, farmer of Glenhayes, WV, was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by an N & W train near his home. He was found lying on the railway right of way at 3 p.m. his skull fractured behind the right ear and his back injured. He died 20 minutes later without regaining consciousness. Mrs. Vinson told officials her husband left home a short time before the body was discovered to walk to the nearby home of a neighbor to pay a small debt he owed. The neighbor found Mr. Vinson beside the tracks a few minutes after 2 trains had passed near the scene, one of them a work train with the engine traveling in reverse. Although there were on eye witnesses to the tragedy, Justice of the Peace Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay, who held an inquest, reported that Mr. Vinson came to his death by being hit by a train. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here and prepared for burial. Funeral will be conducted at the home Friday morning at 10 and interment made in the family cemetery near Glenhayes. A highly respected citizen, Mr. Vinson was a son of the late Lazarus and Vicie Wiley Vinson and was born and reared near Glenhayes. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Marjorie Adams Vinson, one child, 2 brothers, L. K. Vinson of Louisa and John Vinson of McFarland, WV; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Jesse James of Glenhayes, Mrs. U. S. Branham of Clifford and Miss Carrie Vinson at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 21, 1936

WEBB, W. R.
W. R. “Bob” Webb, 39, Williamson, WV, grocer and former Louisa resident, died Wednesday in a Williamson hospital following an operation. Mr. Webb was a native of Whitesburg, KY. He is an uncle of Mrs. David Morris of Louisa. Funeral will be at Williamson Friday with Rev. Luka Bolen, student minister of Christain Normal Institute of Grayson, KY, officiating. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 28, 1936

WELLMAN, Emily (Farley)
Mrs. Emily Farley Wellman, 70, wife of Jimmison Wellman of Mill Creek, WV, died at her home 5 miles from Fort Gay, Wednesday morning. Funeral will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the home and interment made in the Wellman cemetery on Mill Creek. Rev. James Harvey will officiate. Mrs. Wellman had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 19 years. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Millard Crace, Freeburn, KY and one son, Wayne Wellman, of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

WOODS, Mrs. Andy
Mrs. Andy Woods, 38, died at the Woods home on Catt last Sunday after a brief illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Rice of Louisa. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and interment made in the Woods Cemetery on Catt. She is survived by her husband and 6 children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 14, 1936

YORK, Serilda (Laney)
Mrs. Serilda Laney York, 59, wife of Ernest C. York of Torchlight, died at her home there last Friday after a brief illness. She was the mother of Mrs. Rebecca Gibson, 28, who was stabbed to death last Halloween at Torchlight, allegedly with a butcher knife wielded by Everett Meade, now held in jail at Catlettsburg for safe keeping. Funeral for Mrs. York was held Sunday morning at the home at Torchlight with Rev. Vess Ball, of Louisa, officiating. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Tabors, Torchlight, Mrs. Gid Parson, Chapman and Miss Mary York, at home and 5 sons, Elliott, John, Robert, William, Tom and Taylor, all of Torchlight and one brother, Robert Laney of Louisa, route 2. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 7, 1936

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MARCH

AUXIER, George N.
George N. Auxier, 75, native Big Sandian, died Mar 3 at his home in Tulsa, OK. A son of George W. Auxier, he was born and reared at Block House near East Point and moved with his family to Nebraska when the state was young, later going to Arkansas. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 20, 1936

BARTRAM, Mrs. William Crabtree
Mrs. William Crabtree Bartram, 51, died last week at her home in Kenova. Interment was made in the Bartram cemetery at Wolf Creek. Surviving are the husband, 2 sons, and the mother, Mrs. Thornton Crabtree of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 13, 1936

BECKLEY, John H.
John H. Beckley, 72, superintendent of schools in Wayne County, WV from 1923 to 1927, and a native of Prichard died last Saturday at his home in Kenova. Funeral was held Tuesday from the M. E. Church at Prichard and interment made in the family cemetery there. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Dora York Beckley and 2 sons, Pal Beckley, Prichard, WV and Charles Beckley, Parkersburg, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar, 6, 1936

BOOTH, Dennis
Dennis Booth, 18, senior in the Fort Gay high school and a prominent athlete, died last Friday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Booth, of Fort Gay. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Fort Gay M. E. Church with the pastor, Rev. Tooley, officiating, and interment was made in the Bartram Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters, , Mrs. Raymond Pinson, Fort Gay, and Misses Dorothy and Susan Booth, at home and by a half brother, Lon Fluty, also of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

BOYD, Mercien
Mrs. Mercien Boyd, 74, wife of Martin Boyd of East Point, and a native of Martin County, died Tuesday a the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Fleming, at Hardy. Funeral was Thursday at Milo, Martin County. Besides the husband she is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. G. W. Fleming of Hardy, Mrs. George Copley of Wayland, Mrs. Len Wells of Wabasso, FL, Mrs. Burch Hinkle of McDowell, KY and Mrs. Crit Hinkle of Milo. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

BRANHAM, Lillie
Mrs. Lillie Branham, 59 wife of Ned Branham, died at the Branham home at Georges Creek last Friday of a sudden heart attack. Funeral was conducted Sunday and interment made in the Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Branham had been a member of the United Baptist Church for seven years. She is survived by her husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Ebb Conley, Mrs. William Stevens, Mrs. Luther Boggs of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Edgel Kise, Louisa, 2 sons, Bob and Beecher Branham, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Robinson, Bruin, KY, Mrs. Joseph Renfroe, Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Scott Riggsby, Ashland, KY; 3 brothers, Kennith, Tom and Sherman Hillman of Ohio. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

BUNYARD, Logan
Logan Bunyard, 52, of Flat Gap, died Feb 24 in a Paintsville hospital following a stroke of paralysis suffered while he was at work at Allen for the Kentucky & West Virginia Gas company. Funeral was at the old home at Flat Gap. Besides a wife and 5 children, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Will Jayne of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

BURK, Elizabeth (Dyer)
Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer Burk, 71, widow of the late Henry Burk, died at her home at Horseford, near Fullers, Wednesday morning after an illness of 2 weeks. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dyer. Funeral was conducted from the home Thursday afternoon and interment made in the Burk Cemetery. Mrs. Burk is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Sam J. Maynard of Potter, KY and Ollie Burk, at home and 2 sons, Fred B. Burk of Ashland and Dock R. Burk of Buffalo, NY. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

BUTCHER, John
Sandy Hook, KY, Mar 29__ John Butcher, age 87, died at his home near Sandy Hook, Friday. Congestion of lungs was the cause of his death. His wife died a few years ago. He leaves on sons, Isaac Butcher, Sandy Hook, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nan May, Allen, KY, Mrs. Victoria May, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Henry Wheeler, Isonville, KY, and Mrs. Grace Skaggs, Jacksonville, FL; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Revs. Charles Vansant and Charles Cecil preached the funeral Sunday afternoon at the home. He was buried in the family cemetery near the old home Sunday afternoon. He was a good neighbor and willb e missed by all his neighbors and friends. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

CALDWELL, Ben Caldwell, 78, died Sunday night at his home on Bear Creek in Boyd County after an illness of only a few weeks. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at the home with Rev. Eggleston, pastor of the Grassland M. E. Church, officiating, and burial was made in the Caldwell Cemetery. He leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert L. White of Bear Creek and Miss Sadie Caldwell of Huntington, WV. Three grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

CARTER, America (Prince)
Mrs. America Prince Carter, 77, widow of the late Dock Carter, died Monday midnight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. I. Layne near Louisa. Mrs. Carter had been ill for 6 months. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 from the Layne home with the Rev. Vess Ball and Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiating. Mrs. Carter had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Green Hayes, Georges Creek, KY, Mrs. H. I. Layne of Louisa, Mrs. Allen Miller, Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Saylor Runyon of Stone, KY, 2 sons, John Carter of Louisa and Clyde Carter of Mattie, KY and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Burton of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

CARTER, Richard
Richard Carter, 24, inmate of the county infirmary, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday of a bullet wound in his abdomen said to have been self-inflicted Monday evening. Despondency incident to a love affair caused Carter to fire the bullet into his body, county officials said. In a death bed statement Tuesday, he told them people had been telling lies between his sweetheart and himself. They said he was in love with another inmate of the infirmary and 2 weeks ago came to Louisa and sought unsuccessfully to obtain permission to marry. Carter used a .22 rifle which he is said to have borrowed from a farmer near the infirmary at Busseyville on the pretext that he wanted to shoot crows. After leaving the home of the farmer he walked a few steps, fired the bullet into himself and then ran toward the infirmary, falling on the porch. The bullet entered below the heart, punctured the diaphragm and plowed into the stomach and intestines, coming out in his back. An emergency operation was performed Monday night. He succumbed Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Carter was a son of the late Newton and Julia Vanhoose Carter of near the mouth of Georges Creek. Funeral rites were conducted at the infirmary Wednesday afternoon and interment made there. He is survived by 2 sisters and a brother. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

CLARK, Julia
Julia Clark, 23 year old negro girl of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday midnight of a bullet wound inflicted 3 weeks ago allegedly by her lover, Charles Matney, as the couple, accompanied by other negro folks, were returning from a party late at night. Matney, who had been at liberty under bond on a charge of shooting and wounding, was taken in custody on a warrant charging willful murder issued here shortly after the girl died. He will be arraigned for trial during the March term of circuit court which will be convened here Monday. A lovers quarrel and liquor are said to have played a part in the shooting 3 weeks ago. From her bed in the hospital the wounded girl on the day following the shooting told county officials that Matney, who was accompanying her home from the party, was drinking. After brief verbal exchange she said Matney asserted, “You may quit me but you won’t have a chance to quit anybody else” then produced a pistol and fired a bullet into her shoulder at close range.

The bullet—from a .38 caliber revolver—plowed into her spine, and she had been paralyzed since the shooting. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the African M. E. Church here with Rev. J. W. Worthington officiating. The girl is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark, of Louisa, 2 sisters, Sarah and Phoebe Clark, at home and 4 brothers, George W., Cincinnati, Alex and Fred at home and Tom D. Clark , Russellville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 6, 1936

COOKE, Sophia (Burns)
Mrs. Sophia Burns Cooke, 81, last living daughter of the late Judge John M. Burns, and sister of M. S. Burns, of Louisa, died Feb 23 at her home at El Dorado Springs, MO. Funeral was conducted Feb 25 at El Dorado Springs and interment was made there. Mrs. Cooke was born at Prestonsburg May 15, 1855, a daughter of Judge John M. and Kizzie Clay Burns. She was a highly accomplished lady and well known to the older residents of Catlettsburg, Ashland and in the Big Sandy Valley. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 6, 1936

DAMRON, James A.
James A. Damron, 30, a member of the CCC camp at Missouri Branch, WV, was fatally injured when struck by an N & W train near his home at Glenhayes, WV, Saturday night. He died 3 hours later without regaining consciousness. Damron, it was said, usually walked from Missouri Branch to his home at Glenhayes for the week ends, and it was believed that he was hit while walking along the right of way. His body was found within a few hundred years of his home. Funeral was conducted from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Damron, at Glenhayes, Tuesday morning at 10:30 and interment made there under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Surviving are the parents, 5 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Jeffords, Portsmouth, OH; Miss Lois Damron, Huntington, WV, Miss Anna Damron, a student at Manassas College, Manassas, VA and Miss Beatrice, at home and 2 brothers, Floyd and Obie at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 13, 1936

DAVIS, W.R.
W. R. Davis, 58, for many years superintendent of the commissary for the Northeast Coal Company at Thealka, Whitehouse and Auxier, died last Thursday at his home in Paintsville 2 months after suffering a paralytic stroke. Burial was made in the Mayo Cemetery, Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

FERGUSON, Harold
Suffering internal injuries last week when he was crushed against a barn door by a cow, Harold Ferguson, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Ferguson of Wilson Creek, near Wayne, WV died in a Wayne hospital last Friday6following an operation for intestinal obstruction caused by the injury. Young Ferguson was injured when he attempted to prevent a cow from running out of a barn on the Ferguson farm and was caught between the animal and the barn door. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 13, 1936

FLANERY, Houston
Sandy Hook, KY—Houston Flanery, son of Rufus Flanery of Wyett, KY, died at his home there Sunday with heart failure. He leaves father, mother and several sisters and brothers to mourn his death. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

HALL, Guy
Prestonsburg, KY, Mar 12---(From Floyd County Times)—A revolver bullet wound in his head sustained last Christmas day at Wayland resulted Monday night in the death at the Paintsville hospital of Guy Hall, 16 year old McDowell youth. For a time his condition showed slight improvement, but he was never able to be removed from the hospital and his death had been expected for several days. Bill May, former Prestonsburg man, fire the shot which struck young Hall. It was claimed that May accidentally shot the youth while celebrating Christmas by firing his revolver. May was indicted on a shooting and wounding charge by the grand jury under bond. Officials here said Wednesday that a murder warrant had not been issued for May. The victim was a son of Mack Hall of McDowell. He is survived by his parents. Burial was made at McDowell Wednesday, Friday Mar 20,1 936

HAZELETT, Martha
Martha Hazelett, 48, wife of William Hazelett of near Dickson, dropped dead at her home Tuesday morning at 6:30. Dr. A. G. Wilkinson of Wayne County health officer, attributed death to cerebral apoplexy. He said Mrs. Hazelett was seized with a sudden head pain and sank to the floor. She died before member of the family could carry her to a bed. Mr. and Mrs. Hazelett were married about a month ago. She was the widow of Albert Adkins who operated a barber shop at East Lynn. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

HOWARD, Wade
Wade Howard, 75, died Feb 19 at his home at Redwine, Morgan County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Adkins Howard and 7 children, Mrs. Nan Donahue of Portsmouth, OHH, Floza Howard of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Gladys May of Little Sandy and Maggie, Queenie, Inez and Christine all of Little Sandy. His body was laid to rest in the Redwine cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 6, 1936

JORDAN, Jannie (Adams)
Mrs. Jannie Adams Jordan, 38, wife of Dan Jordan, of Louisa, died at her home here Sunday morning of puerperal septicemia following the birth of a still born child. Funeral was conducted at the cemetery at Eloise Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Ern York of Torchlight and the Rev. G. York of Gallup, officiating. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Adams. Surviving besides the husband are 6 children—Lucy, Lillian, William, Charles, Cathey and Eugene. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

KING, Paul
Sandy Hook, KY, Mar 2—(Special to The News)—Paul King, age 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. King, of Ashland, KY, died at their home last Tuesday with spinal meningitis. He was only sick 3 days. Everything was done that could be done to save the little fellow but he grew worse on Tuesday and died that night. They brought his body back to Newfoundland, KY their former home, for burial last Friday. He leaves besides father and mother, 4 brothers, Talmadge King, Ashland, KY, Billy Madison, John Clinton and Ralph, at home; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Parker, Halderman, KY, Mrs. Hazel Marie Stewart, Ashland, Misses Christine and Loretta King at home. Rev. Logan Woolridge preached the funeral Friday afternoon. Then he was laid to rest in the family cemetery near the old home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 6, 1936

KISE, Melissa (Thompson)
Mrs. Melissa Thompson Kise, 52, wife of Commodore Kise, of Mead’s Branch, died at the Kise home there Wednesday night after an illness of one and a half years. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 a.m. from the home. Mrs. Kise was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thompson. Surviving besides the husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ora Miller, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Clint Blackburn, Mead’s Branch; 5 sons, Bill and Kenneth Kise, Columbus, OH, Woodrow, J. L. and Chester Kise at home; one sister, Mrs. Ella Martin, Mechanicsburg, OH and 2 brothers, Jay Thompson, Ledocio and Lewis Thompson, Jr., Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

KIRK, Mathew
Mathew Kirk, 56, farmer of near Kermit, died Mar 5 the result of burns sustained 5 weeks ago. He was a member of the Kermit Baptist Church and the Inez I.O.O.F. lodge. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

LESLIE, Elmer E.
Elmer E. Leslie, 70, native of the East Fork section, died Sunday in a Montgomery, WV hospital of pneumonia. He was a son of the late James and Nancy Justice Leslie, of East Fork, but had resided at East Bank, WV for many years. Burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery in Ashland Wednesday, with the Masons conducting their ritual at the grave. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude Owens Leslie, 4 children, Earl Leslie of Estill, KY, Mrs. Maude Walton of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Lew Robinson of McLuney, OH, and Helen Leslie at home; one sister, Mrs. Julia Chamberlain of Lyra, OH; 2 brothers, J. M. Leslie of Ferdinand, ID and Z. V. Leslie of Mansfield, WA and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

LYON, James
James Lyon, widely known citizen of the Red Bush section, died Feb 29 after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Mar 1 at the Lyon home with the Rev. Dudley Williams, Rev. Hood Wallin officiating. He leaves a wife and 7 children, his aged father, 4 brothers and 4 sisters, besides a host of relative and friends to mourn his passing. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

LYONS, Jim
Mr. Jim Lyons, of Barn Rock, KY is survived by his wife and 7 children, also 4 brothers, Sherman Lyons, of Keaton, KY, Grover Lyons of Martha, Mark Lyons of Peebles, OH, John Lyons of Barn Rock, KY; 4 sisters, Mrs. Rissie Stinson, of Barn Rock, KY, Mrs. Ollie Bailey of Flat Gap, KY, Mrs. Mary Ferguson of Barn Rock, KY, and Miss Eukie Lyons of Barn Rock, KY. Mr. Landon Lyons, father of Jim Lyons, is still living and was able to attend the funeral. He is 83 years of age. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

MARCUM, J. C. “Cy”
J. C. “Cy” Marcum, 81, former resident of Fort Gay, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Justice, in Louisa Sunday midnight after an illness of 3 months of complications incident to advanced age. Mr. Marcum was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Marcum and was reared in West Virginia. He had been a member of the M.E. Church since early manhood. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning from the Justice home here with Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, and Rev. D. L. Brainard, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, officiating, and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. John Justice, Mrs. Charles D. Waldeck, Mrs. G. C. Caperton and Mrs. W. L. Cain all of Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth McDowell of Huntington; 2 sons, Roscoe Marcum of Huntington and Sherman Marcum of Louisa; and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Louvina of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

MOORE, Thomas
Thomas Moore, 65, widely known farmer, died last Thursday at his home at Ledocio following a stroke of paralysis suffered the previous Saturday. Brief funeral rites were conducted at the cemetery Saturday by Rev. W. T. Fraley and interment made in the Wesley Moore Cemetery at Ledocio. Deceased was a son of the late Wesley and Ledocio Moore and was a brother of the late Dr. J. O. Moore. Married 3 times, Mr. Moore is survived by 3 sons and a daughter of his first marriage to Trin Thompson: Everett, Arlie, Hubert and Alice, all of Columbus, OH; and 3 children of his second marriage to Amanda Moore: Mont, Elwin and Henry L. Moore of Ledocio. He is survived by his third wife, Mrs. Sarah McKinster Moore; 2 brothers, Rev. Charles W. Moore of Ellen and Rev. A. L. Moore of Kenova, WV; and 3 sisters, Mrs. W. F. Thompson, Latham, OH, Mrs. Martha Spencer of Charley, KY and Mrs. Cynthia Cramer of Anchorage, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20,1 936

MOSLEY, James M.
James M. Mosley, 86, died Mar 10 at his home near Buchanan. Funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Surviving are his wife and 4 children: Delbert Mosley, Kingston, OH, Watt, Elmer L. and James, all of Buchanan. Interment was made in the Vanhorn Cemetery on Rove Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

PATTON, Reece
Reece Patton 67, R. G. Dunn & Company representative in the Big Sandy Valley for 20 years, died Mar 4 in a Paintsville hospital. A native of Magoffin County, Mr. Patton moved to Paintsville in 1918 and had resided there since. He was widely known throughout the Big Sandy Valley and was a brother of Charles Patton of this county. Funeral and interment was at Royalton, Magoffin County. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

PRESTON, Mrs. Vina (Ward)
1845-1936
Mrs. Vina Preston, 88 died Mar 5 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. K. Arrowood, on Buffalo Creek in Johnson County following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Preston is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. K. Arrowood and Mrs. N. Price of Meally, Mrs. S. L. Williamson, of Stidham, also one sister, Mrs. Cylsta Preston of Meally. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

QUEEN, Nannie (Adkins)
Mrs. Nannie Adkins Queen, 92, native of Wayne County, died at her home at Barbourville, WV Feb 18. Surviving are a son, James, of Barboursville, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ball of Huntington and a brother, Sam Adkins of Barboursville and 2 nieces, Mrs. W. G. Chapman and Mrs. A. H. Snyder of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

SHANNON, Sarah (Cox)
Mrs. Sarah Cox Shannon, 83, widow of the late Harris J. Shannon, died Friday afternoon at 2 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dave Adams on the Mayo Trail 8 miles south of Louisa. Funeral was conducted Monday morning at 10 from the Adams home and interment made there. Mrs. Shannon had been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Peters, Steubenville, OH, Mrs. G. G. Peters, Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Mart Isaacs, Louisa, Mrs. Arthur Foster, Drift, KY and Mrs. Dave Adams, Louisa; one son, Jeff Shannon of Ashland, KY; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bob Compton, Matewan, WV, Mrs. William Cartmel, Garrett, KY and Mrs. Alice Ward, Vulcan, WV and 3 brothers, Sam Cox, Rose Siding, WV, William Cox, Thacker, WV and Burrel Cox, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

SMITH, Charles L.
Charles L. Smith, 43 years old, died in Glenhayes, WV Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., after an illness of 3 years. He was formerly a miner employed by the Island Creek Coal Co. at Logan, moving to Glenhayes 3 years ago. He is survived by the widow and 6 children. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 and the body was taken to Dunbar, WV for burial. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

SPARKS, Eliza (Boggs)
Sandy Hook, KY, Mar 17—(Special)—Mrs. Eliza Boggs Sparks, died in Ashland, KY Monday Mar 9, at the age of 91 years. She was the widow of Joel B. Sparks, a Confederate soldier. Mrs. Sparks was born and reared in Elliott County until just a few years ago when she went to Ashland to live and was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie McGuire at the time of her death. She leaves one son, Elliott Sparks, of Webbville, KY and 4 daughters, Mrs. Minnie McGuire, Mrs. R. J. Kendall and Mrs. Lina Hillman, Ashland, KY and Miss Bertha Sparks, Columbus, OH to mourn the loss of mother. One son J. W. Sparks, Sandy Hook and one daughter, Mrs. R. G. Gray, Ashland, preceded her in death a few years ago. Mrs. Sparks was well known in Elliott County and had many friends who will be grieved at her death. She was laid to rest near Stephens, KY, Elliott County, is the family cemetery on Wednesday. Her granddaughter, Mrs. V. H. Redwine, attended the funeral in Ashland, Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

Mrs. Eliza Boggs Sparks, 91, a native of Elliott County, died Mar 9 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie McGuire in Ashland with whom she had made her home the past 10 years. The daughter of James and Charity Boggs, she was born and reared in Elliott County. She was the widow of the late Judge Joel Sparks, Confederate soldier who during his life was prominent in politics and civic life in Elliott County. Funeral was conducted last Wednesday at the home of her son, M. E. “Elliott” Sparks, at Webbville, and the body taken to Elliott County where it was interred in the Marshall Cemetery. She was the mother of 6 children, Mr. Elliott Sparks of Webbville, Mrs. R. J. Kendall of Ashland, Mrs. A. J. Hillman of Ashland, Miss Bertha Mae Sparks, Columbus, OH and Jim Sparks of Sandy Hook; and Mrs. H. G. Gray of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

STANFORTH, Emma (Wright)
Mrs. Emma Wright Stanforth, 72, a native of Kavanaugh, died last Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Warren at Buchanan. Death followed a paralytic stroke suffered a week earlier. Funeral was conducted Saturday at the Kavanaugh Chapel M. E. Church, South, with the pastor, Rev. Sawyer, officiating, and the body was taken to Cincinnati for interment. She is survived by a step son, Floyd Stanforth, of Cincinnati, OH, a sister, Mrs. Warren of Buchanan and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Friday, Mar 6, 1936

STEWART, Emerine (Chaffin)
Mrs. Emerine Chaffin Stewart, 66, wife of Joe Stewart, of near Zelda, died Tuesday evening following a week’s illness of pneumonia. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thaddus Chaffin. Funeral was conducted from the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Church, South, Thursday morning and interment made in the cemetery there. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband, 2 daughters Mrs. Dock Copley and Mrs. Jim Workman of Buchanan, KY, and 4 sons, Mitchell Stewart, Shelbiana, KY and James, Arthur and Emanuel, all of Zelda. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar, 13, 1936

TACKETT, Martin
Chester A. Kidd, 50 year old Harold man, was jailed here Sunday night after he had shot and killed a few hours earlier, Martin Tackett, 21 of Mud Creek a the Kidd home. Reports received here of the slaying says Tackett and John D. Porter were standing in the yard of the Kidd home and that one of them was firing a revolver, one shot of which struck Tackett in his chest. The wounded man died a few minutes later. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1936

THOMPSON, David
David Thompson, 80, prominent farmer of Horseford, near Potter, and one of the county’s pioneer residents, died at his home there last Friday night. In apparent good health, Mr. Thompson retired fro the night at about 8:30 and died suddenly at 9:30 of a sudden heart attack. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the home with the Rev. John Billups of Kenova, officiating and the body was taken in the Curtright Funeral car to Ashland where interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. A son of the late David H. and Elizabeth Loar Thompson, Mr. Thompson was born and raised in this county and had spent all of his life at Horseford except for a few years residence in Ashland. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Elkins Thompson; 2 daughters, Miss Sue Thompson, at home and Mrs. Ed Caines of Ashland and 5 sons, Jack Thompson of Catlettsburg, Jay, Joe and Albert Thompson of Ashland and Tom Thompson at home. Deceased was a brother of the lat Judge John H. Thompson of Potter who died last year. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

UNDERWOOD, Belle
Mrs. Belle Underwood, died Friday, Feb 28, at her home at Mico, WV, after an illness of 8 months. Age 39. She is survived by her husband, Dock Underwood, 3 children, her mother, Mrs. Armina Webb, Fort Gay, 3 brothers, Albert of Louisa, KY, Elliot of Circleville, OH and Willard of Scott, WV and 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Wellman of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Sam Childers of Carico, WV and Mrs. Willie Roberts of Paul’s Valley, OH. Funeral services were conducted at Mico, WV and a short service at the home of her mother here by Rev. A. Milum. Interment was made in Frasher cemetery near Fort Gay, Sunday. She was converted one month ago. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Arminta Webb Sunday afternoon for her daughter, Mrs. Bell Underwood of Mico, WV and interment was made in the Lynch Cemetery on Mill Creek. She is survived by her mother, husband, Doc Underwood and 3 children of Mico and a son, Thurman Spradlin of Louisa, 3 brothers, Elliott of Circleville, OH, Albert of Fort Gay and Willard Webb; 3 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Childers, Mrs. Alice Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Ida Roberts of Oklahoma. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

VARNEY, Polly ( Parsley)
Mrs. Polly Varney, 78 years old, died at her home on Silver Creek Mar 1. She had been ill for some time, and recently developed double pneumonia, which was the cause of her death. She was the daughter of Jesse Parsley, Sr., and the widow of Thomas Varney, Sr., She is survived by 3 sons, Albert Varney of Williamson; Tom Varney of Crum and Sam Varney . Several daughters also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

VINSON, Wayne
Wayne Vinson, 41, of the Point section near Louisa, foreman in the CCC camp at Paintsville and deputy fire warden for the state forestry department, was crushed to death by a boulder Wednesday afternoon while direction a fire fighting crew in the hills 8 miles southeast of Paintsville. Vinson had lead a crew of 9 CCC enrollees to the scene of a forest fire that had broken out on the property of the Northeast Coal Company 8 miles from camp. After fighting the fire for about an hour, the crew had brought it almost under control when a huge boulder, which sometime in the past, had lodged against a fallen tree further up the hill was released by fire burning through the tree. The rock, said to weigh about 2 tons, rolled down the mountainside, catching Vinson and Bill Hanshaw, a CCC enrollee of Griffith Creek, in a thick growth of underbrush. The tried to run from its path, Hanshaw succeeding by the narrow margin of about 3 feet. Vinson was crushed to the earth and killed instantly. The tragedy occurred about 3 p.m. The body was retrieved from the mountain section late Wednesday evening and brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here. Vinson, a son of L. K. Vinson, widely known resident, was born and reared at Glenhayes. He had been a CCC foreman since the establishment of the CCC camp at Peach Orchard and later was transferred with the camp to Paintsville. He also was chief fire warden for the state forestry department for the counties of Lawrence, Johnson and Martin. Surviving besides his parents are his wife and 3 children; 2 brothers, Elkay Vinson, Glenhayes, WV and Jarrell Vinson, student at Morehead State Teachers college; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Vilas Thacker, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Traber McGlothlin of Ohio and Mrs. O.W. Kearns of Glenhayes, WV. Funeral will be conducted in the Louisa Christian Church Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. B. R. Lakin of Fort Gay, officiating and interment will be made in the Vinson Cemetery on the Point Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

WARD, Louise (Meade)
1875-1936
Mrs. Louise Meade Ward, 60, wife of C. C. Ward, of Paintsville, died Feb 27 of a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Ward was born at Peach Orchard in Lawrence County, daughter of T. J. and Lucretia Boyd Meade. Funeral and burial was at the old home place of the Ward family at Williamsport below Paintsville. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Ena, of Pikeville, KY; Estill of Fort Warden, Washington, D. C., Junior of Fort Slocum, NY, Gerald of Prestonsburg, KY, Veva, Mrs. W.B. Williams, and Halmar of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Ruth Eloise of Paintsville; 3 brothers, G. B. Meade, veterans hospital, Chillicothe, OH, W.R. Meade of Williamsport, KY and Nollis Meade of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 13, 1936

WELLMAN, Elisha
1876-1936
Elisha Wellman, 59, of Huntington, a native of Mill Creek section near Fort Gay, died Monday in a Huntington hospital after an operation for mastoiditis. Funeral was held Wednesday in the Jefferson Street Baptist Church and interment made in Spring Hill Cemetery at Huntington. A son of Samuel and Amanda Slater Wellman, deceased was born on Mill Creek near Fort Gay, Dec 26, 1876. He had lived in Huntington since 1895. He was married to Miss Nada Wellman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Wellman in 1904. He was a member of the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church for more than 30 years, the teacher of one of its Bible classes and one of its deacons. In recent years he had on several occasions occupied the pulpit in the absence of the pastor. Surviving are the widow, 2 sisters, Mrs. George McLeod and Mrs. Minerva Wellman, a brother, Jerry Wellman and 2 nephews, Earl Hale and S. C. Wellman, all of Huntington. Big Sandy news, Friday Mar 20, 1936

WELLMAN, James
James Wellman, 27, who moved from Walbridge to Buchanan 3 weeks ago, died at his home there last Friday afternoon after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was employed by the C & O Railway on the Buchanan section force. Funeral was conducted from the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Wellman at Walbridge, Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Pansy Sammons Wellman and one son, James, Jr. and 6 sisters, Mrs. Joe Estep, Robinson, WV, Mrs. Charles Estep, Amhurst, WV, Mrs. S. R. Bellomy, Kenova, WV and Misses Virgie, Mary and Mildred Wellman of Walbridge. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

WELLMAN, James Edward
DAMRON, Delphia
Two children are dead, another is not expected to live and a mother is severely burned as the result of the explosion of a heating stove and a fire at the home of Haskel Wellman at Nursery Gap five miles from Fort Gay Wednesday evening. The dead are James Edward Wellman, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Wellman and Delphia Damron, 14, cousin of the dead child and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Damron of Saltpetre, WV; Christinia , 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wellman, sustained a second degree burn and may not recover and Mrs. Wellman suffered severe burns o her arms and legs in attempting to save her children.

James Edward Wellman, died 2 hours after being admitted to a Louisa hospital and the Damron girl died at 7 a.m. Thursday morning in the same hospital. Mrs. Wellman and her baby daughter also are patients at the hospital. Explosion of the stove and the subsequent burning of the Wellman home resulted when the 2 children who are now dead used kerosene in kindling a fire in an iron heating stove in the living room about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. The Wellman home, which with all its contents was destroyed in the resulting fire, was located at Nursery Gap, 5 miles up Mill Creek from Fort Gay.

In the home at the time of the tragedy were Mrs. Wellman and the 3 children and another daughter, Wilma Jean, 4, who was not injured. Mr. Wellman had been to Fort Gay and had returned to within about a half mile of home when the tragedy occurred. The Damron girl had come from her home at Saltpetre to attend church which was in progress near the Wellman home,and had gone on to the Wellman home to visit her cousins. Feeling ill, Mrs. Wellman lay down on a bed and directed her son, James Edward, to kindle a fire in the living room stove. Having gotten the kindling ablaze, the boy told his cousin, the Damron girl, to pour some oil on the fire. She did so, using a gallon kerosene can. The can and stove exploded, breaking out the windows in the room and setting fire to the home.

Wilma Jean was standing near the door and evidently was blown into the yard. When the excitement had subsided she was found in the front yard of a neighbor’s home seated o the well box, unhurt. The other 3 children, were all burned, James Edward and Delphia Damron most seriously. Mrs. Wellman lay down her baby, Christine and attempted to extinguish James Edward’s flaming clothing. He broke away and ran almost to the creek before being overcome by the flames. Mrs. Wellman followed and rolled him in the creek, extinguishing the flames. He was horribly burned and died 2 hours after reaching the hospital. The Damron girl ran into the yard where church-goers extinguished the flames. Church attendants also ran into the home and brought out the baby which Mrs. Wellman had laid down when she attempted to aid James Edward. Wilma Jean was not found until after the house had been burned. She had run to a neighbors. Funeral arrangements for the 2 children had not been made when The News went to press. Mrs. Wellman is the former Miss Goldia Blevins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blevins, of Mill Creek. Although severely burned, she will recover, hospital attaches said. Her baby daughter, Christina is badly burned and very little hope is held for her recovery. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

WHEELER, John W.
Johns W. Wheeler, 69, a native Lawrence Countian, died Feb 17 at his home on Straight Creek in Morgan County. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Robert McClure and interment made in the Wheeler Cemetery on Straight Creek. Mr. Wheeler’s first wife, Mrs. Margaret Gevedon Wheeler, died in 1894. His last wife, Mrs. Lou Fugate Wheeler, survives. Other survivors are 2 brothers, James Wheeler of Menifee County and Wash Wheeler of Grassy Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 6, 1936

YORK, Dr. A. Bromley
Dr. A. Bromley York, 36, native of Fort Gay, WV, died at his home in Huntington last Friday of a sudden heart attack. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington and interment made in Spring Hill Cemetery there. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mark York, he was born and reared at Fort Gay and attended Marshall College and later was graduated from the Cincinnati School of Medicine. He had practiced medicine in Huntington since 1925. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Hutchinson York and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. York all of Huntington, Mrs. A. W. Bromley, of Louisa and Lace Wellman of Fort Gay, are cousins of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 27, 1936

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BARTRAM, J. Frank
J. Frank Bartram, 69, farmer who resided a mile south of Fort Gay ,died at his home there Friday evening after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 from the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek with interment in the cemetery there. Mr. Bartram was a member of the M. E. Church, South, and of the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge. The Masons officiated a the funeral. Mr. Bartram is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dixie Bartram, 4 daughters, Mrs. Theron Copley, Russell, KY; Miss Georgia Bartram, Louisa and Misses Nancy and Dorothy, at home; and by 2 sons, Cecil and Frank Bartram, Jr., both of Fort Gay. He was a son of the late David and Elizabeth Ratcliff Bartram. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 10, 1936

BLEVINS, Essie (Wright)
Mrs. Essie Wright Blevins, wife of Berton Blevins, of Ohio Furnace near Ironton, died last Thursday in the Marting hospital at Ironton. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Wright of Willard, KY. Her husband, 2 sons, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Fleming of Willard and Mrs. Anna Hall of near Ironton, survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

BOGGS, Mary (Webb)
Mrs. Mary Webb Boggs, 43, wife of Dr. T. E. Boggs, of Roswell, NM, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Boggs, of Gladys, this county, died last Saturday in a hospital at Topeka, KS, after an illness of 4 months. The body was shipped to Ashland Sunday and brought here in the Curtright Funeral car and later taken to Gladys where funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the home of the parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Webb with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was made in the Webb family cemetery. An ardent church and club worker, Mrs. Boggs was a member of the M. E. Church, South, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebeccas, the Women’s Club of Roswell and the Friendship club. Dr. and Mrs. Boggs both natives of Lawrence county, moved to New Mexico 11 years ago. Mrs. Boggs is survived by her parents, her husband and one sister, Mrs. Andrew Ball of Gladys. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

BOYD, George W.
1853-1936
George W. Boyd, 83, aged resident of Whitehouse, died at his home there Apr 8 following a stroke of paralysis. He was a member of the United Baptist church, and a widely known citizen. Funeral was conducted last Thursday and burial made in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. He is survived by 2 sons, Mastin Boyd and Jesse Boyd, of Whitehouse and a stepson, Herschell Boyd of Tomahawk, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

BRUMFIELD, Frances Selina
Mrs. Frances Selina Brumfield, 79 years old, died at her home on Huntington, route 3, Apr 7. She is survived by 3 sons, French Brumfield of Fort Gay, Waldon and Lee Brumfield of Huntington, route 3; 3 daughters, Mrs. W. M. Stewart and Mrs. Louise Grubb both of Huntington, and Mrs. Jeanette Bunn of Chesapeake. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Lavalette M. E. Church, with Rev. Henry Mullens officiating, assisted by Rev. Stevens. Burial was in the Brumfield Cemetery at Shoals. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17,1 936

BUSKIRK, George W.
George W. Buskirk, ?46?, died Monday morning at the home of his son, J.R. Buskirk, merchant a the forks of Big Hurricane, 3 miles from Fort Gay. Interment was made Tuesday afternoon it the Lakin Cemetery on Big Hurricane. Mr. Buskirk is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank McNeal, Willard, OH, 3 sons, J. R. Buskirk and Elwood Buskirk of Big Hurricane, and Clyd Buskirk of Shelby, OH and 2 brothers, Tom Buskirk of Inez, KY and Richard Buskirk of Dayton, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

CARTER, John
Lexington, KY—Apr 13—John Carter, 76, a prominent citizen of West Liberty and Morgan County, died at 9:55 Sunday night at the Good Samaritan Hospital following an operation. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in a fall. He is survived by one son, William Carter, and 2 daughters, Mrs. C. K. Stacy and Mrs. Ren F. Nickell; a brother, Dr. J. b. Carter and several grandchildren all of West Liberty. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

CAUDILL, Matilda (Daniel)
1875-1936
Mrs. Matilda Caudill, 61, wife of H. M. Caudill, and a native of Johnson County, died Mar 31 at her home in New Boston, OH. Grant Daniels of Chandlersville, former sheriff of Johnson County, E. L. Daniels also of Chandlersville and Willie Daniels of Charley, are brothers of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

CHRISTIAN, A. B
A. B . Christian, 76, died last Friday, at his home in Kenova. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Greenbrier Church near Echo, with burial there under direction of the Kenova Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, 2 sons, Fred Christian of Elkhart, IN and Roscoe Christian of Williamson; 2 other daughters, Mrs. C. O. Turner of Kenova and Mrs. Pearl Rickman of Williamson and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 10, 1936

COOKSEY, Jane
Mrs. Jane Cooksey, 73, widow of the late Jesse Cooksey, and a native of the Webbville section, died Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Effie Dean, at Ashland, after an illness of 4 months. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Effie Dean and Mrs. Nellie Kitchen and one son, Dennis Cooksey, of Dennis, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

DAMERON, Lucy (Picklesimer)
1851-1936
Mrs. Lucy Picklesimer Dameron, 84, widow of the late Rice Dameron, died Wednesday night at the home of her son, Josh Dameron, in Louisa, after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral will be conducted at the Louisa M. E. Church Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlette, and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Deceased was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Bays Picklesimer. She had been a member of the M. E. Church since early childhood. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. John Conley of Huntington, WV and Mrs. will Williams of Johnson, MI; 2 sons, Josh and Cola Dameron of Louisa and 2 brothers, James B. Picklesimer of Louisa and Fred Picklesimer of Ray, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

DANIEL, J. W. “Josh”
J. W. “Josh” Daniel, 75, form many years a merchant on Greasy Creek in Johnson County died Mar 26 at his home near Boons Camp. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 3, 1936

DANIELS, Andrew U.
Andrew U. Daniels, 74, a native of Paintsville, and retied N & W employee, died Saturday at his home in Kenova. Funeral was a Kenova Sunday and burial at Huntington. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lou Ward Daniels of Kenova; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Newman, Mrs. J. M. Gilkerson, Mrs. Herbert Parish and Miss Margaret Daniels, all of Kenova; 2 sons, Leland Daniels of Kenova and Dr. C. B. Daniels of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Herman Maynard of Ashland, one brother, Thomas J. Daniels of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

GIBSON, James
James Gibson, 82, died Saturday at Gallup after a long invalidism. Funeral was conducted Monday morning at the Burgess Chapel and interment made in the Compton Cemetery. Mr. Gibson had been a member of the M. E. Church for many yeas. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose Gibson, 6 daughters, Mrs. A. J. Parker, Louisa; Mrs. Julas Short, Shelby, KY; Mrs. Martha Hughes, Prestonsburg, KY; Mrs. Fred Fraley, Catlettsburg, KY; Mrs. John Snyder, Gallup, KY and Miss Madge Gibson at home and 7 sons, W. M. and J. B. Gibson of Louisa, Mont Gibson, Shelby, KY, Sam Gibson of Columbus, OH and Sheridan, Noe and Al Gibson, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 3, 1936

HARRIS, J. B.
J. B. Harris, 66, superintendent of the Ashland division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, died in the C & O hospital in Huntington last Saturday after an illness of more than a year. Born near Lexington, KY, Mr. Harris at the age of 17 became employed as a clerk in the construction department of the C & O on the Cincinnati bridge and gradually worked up to division superintendent. Private funeral service was held at the home in Ashland and interment was made at Lexington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

HATCHER, Lee
Lee Hatcher, 65 years old, Pike County democratic leader and a brother of W. T. (Sip) Hatcher of Lackey, Floyd County tax commissioner, died at the Methodist hospital, Pikeville, Sunday, a victim of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Hatcher was a son of the late F. C. Hatcher, former county clerk of Pike County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 10, 1936

JUSTICE, Elias H.
Elias H. Justice, 84, retired farmer of the Glenwood section, died last Friday a the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. B. Orndorff, in Ashland, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife 2 years ago. Funeral was conducted at the old Justice home place near Glenwood Sunday and interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. C. S. Orndorff, of Ashland, Mrs. will Eads of Stone, KY ad Mrs. Laura Fannin of Glenwood, KY; 2 sons, Henry Justice of Ashland and Clarence Justice of Stone, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

KAZEE, Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane Kazee, 71, widow of the late Mathew Kazee, and a sister of Mrs. Al Hickman, of Louisa died in Ashland Wednesday. Deceased was a native of Greenup County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

LYCAN, James Goodwin
James Goodwin Lycan, 30, a native of the Tabors Creek section, near Fort Gay, died last Thursday at his home in Wooster, OH. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Workman, in Huntington, and interment made in the family cemetery near Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, 2 children, 4 sisters, Mrs. Workman, Miss Beatrice Lycan, of Huntington, Mrs. Clyde Crabtree of Kenova and Mrs. Hubert Castle of Fort Gay and a brother, Corvie Lycan of Webster. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

MAGGARD, Abagail (Pennington)
1839-1936
Abagail Maggard, born Feb 24, 1839, at Webbville, died Apr 16, at South Point, OH, after a short illness. She was the daughter of Elisha and Nancy Pennington and was married to James Maggard in 1858. Funeral was held last Friday at the home at South Point and interment made in Rose Hill cemetery, Ashland. Mrs. Maggard is survived by the following children: E. P. Maggard of Poplar Pains, KY, Nancy Ridgway of Blaine, KY, Elizabeth Maggard, deceased, Mima Johnson of Wurtland, KY, L.D. Maggard of Ashland, KY, Alice Maggard of Carter, KY, J. M. Maggard of Charleston, WV and T. M. Maggard of North Kenova, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

MILLER, Wilmer
Wilmer Miller, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Miller, of Ashland, formerly of Blaine, died a the Miller home in Ashland last Thursday after a long invalidism. Funeral was conducted Saturday in Ashland and interment made there. Mr. and Mrs. Miller formerly resided 4 miles west of Blaine, this county. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

PRESTON, Lavinia (Daniel)
1907-1936
Mrs. Herman Preston, 28, of Offutt, died on Tuesday of last week in a Paintsville hospital of puerperal septicemia 3 weeks after the birth of a daughter. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Daniel, of River. Funeral was conducted Thursday from the home of her parents and interment made in the Daniel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 10, 1936

PRESTON, Richard “Dick”
Richard “Dick” Preston, 39 years old, of Offutt, died at his home at 1 a.m. Sunday night, Apr 12 after an illness of four days. He was a veteran of the World War. Mr. Preston is survived by his wife, Mrs. Princess Preston and their 5 year old son, Herman; his mother, Mrs. Lina Gilkerson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Haynes, Mrs. John Bert Mayhew and Mrs. Lina Daniel, Mr. Preston was a native of River, KY. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Colba Ward cemetery at Offutt. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

STUMP, Deliba
Mrs. Deliba Stump, 76, widow of the late James Stump, of Buchanan, died Apr 9 after a long illness. Funeral was conducted Saturday and interment made at the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Born at Flatwoods, KY and orphaned at an early age, Mrs. Stump was reared in the Turman home at Buchanan and was married to James Stump in 1875. She is survived by 5 children, H. C. Stump, of Denora, PA; John Stump of East Liverpool, OH; Mrs. Annie Bennett and Mrs. Jessie Hobson, of Buchanan, KY and Mrs. Lucy Smith of Zelda, KY. Deceased was a member of the Buchanan Chapel M. E. church, south. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

TAYLOR, Nancy (Everett)
Mrs. H. H. Taylor, 80 years old, the former Miss Nancy Everett of Guyandotte, died March 12 at her home in Philadelphia, friends here learned this week. She was buried at Philadelphia. A native of Louisa, Mrs. Taylor moved to Guyandotte when she was a young woman with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Talton W. Everett, whose estate once included the ground now occupied by the International Nickel Company plant. Shortly after the Civil War, Miss Everett married Taylor, a Confederate veteran, and they moved to Philadelphia to make their home. Surviving are 2 brothers, H. C. Everett of Guyandotte and William Everett of California. Big Sandy News, Friday Apr 3, 1936

VANHOOSE, Nancy (Turner)
Mrs. Nancy Turner Vanhoose, 88, widow of the late William Jasper Vanhoose of Fort Gay, died Tuesday midnight in a Louisa hospital 5 days after suffering the fracture of her left hip at her home in Fort Gay last Thursday. Mrs. Vanhoose fractured her hip while going in a door at her home last Thursday. Death was attributed to the resultant complications and old age. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Fort Gay M. E. church with the Rev. J. W. Worthington of Louisa, officiating, assisted by Rev. Tooley of Fort Gay. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral. Interment will be made at Fort Gay. Mrs. Vanhoose had been a member of the Fort Gay M. E. Church for 49 years. A daughter of James and Anna Waller Turner, Mrs. Vanhoose was born and reared at Paintsville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. R. F. Frasher and Miss Nollis Vanhoose of Fort Gay and 2 sons, H. P. T. Vanhoose of Louisa and Charles C. Vanhoose of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 24, 1936

WEBB, Benjamin J.
1865-1936
Benjamin J. Webb, 71, widely known farmer of Webbville, died in a Louisa hospital last Friday after a long invalidism. A week previously he had submitted to an operation for the amputation of a leg. Deceased was a son of James C. and Rebecca Webb. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for nearly half a century and served as trustee of his church at Webbville. Funeral was conducted from the home near Webbville Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Chester Webb, of Russell, and the Rev. G. G. Bradley, of Webbville, officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Nancy McDavid Webb, one daughter, Mrs. Willie Ison, Hillsboro, OH; 2 sons, Lindsey E. Webb and John Beckham Webb of Webbville; 2 brothers, J. M. Webb and Parris Webb of Webbville, one sister, Miss Eliza Webb of Glenwood, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday , Apr 10, 1936

WHITT, Hannah (Williamson)
Ms. Hannah Williamson Whitt, 76, widow of the late Judge William G. Whitt of Russell, and a native of Potter, Lawrence County, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Rathburn, in Russell after a long illness. Born in Lawrence County in 1860, Mrs. Whitt moved with her family to Russell in 1896. Deceased was a member of the M.E. Church, South and the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral was conducted in Russell Saturday and interment made in the Ashland Cemetery. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Rathburn and Mrs. R. M. Benton of West Palm Beach, FL, one sister, Mrs. F.D. Puthoff and a brother, Charles Williamson of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 17, 1936

 

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ADAMS, Cynthia (Ball)
Cynthia Ball Adams, 42, wife of James M. Adams, of Louisa, merchant, died at the Adams home here last Friday after a long illness. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Walnut Gap Church on Dry Ridge with the Rev. John W. Worthington and the Rev. Copley officiating, and interment was made there under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Kittie Curnutte Ball and the late John W. Ball of Adams. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, her mother, one daughter, Miss Nora Mae Adams, at home; one son, Roy Adams at home, one sister, Mrs. Ada Reffet, of
Adams, 3 brothers, Oscar Ball of Ellen, McKinley Ball of Adams and Homer Ball, county court clerk, here. Big Sandy News, Friday May 29, 1936

ADKINS, Ella (Saunders)
Mrs. Ella Saunders Adkins, of near Prichard, died May 9, after an illness of a few days. She is survived by the husband, Leonard Adkins, 6 small children, her mother and several brothers and sisters. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery near Prichard, last Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 15, 1936

ATKINS, Mae (Hale)
Mrs. Mae Hale Atkins, 35, bookkeeper in the First National Bank and a leading Louisa church worker, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard F. Hale, here shortly before noon Monday following an 8 days illness of double pneumonia. Mrs. Atkins became ill on Apr 13 with flu and 5 days later contracted pneumonia which later involved both lungs. Death came Monday morning at 11:10. Mrs. Atkins had been a member of the staff of the First National Bank of Louisa as bookkeeper for 18 years. She was a member of the Betsy Ross Rebecca Lodge of Louisa and of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Louisa. Long a church leader here, she directed the presentation of the annual Easter Cantata at the M. E. Church, was secretary of the board of stewards, counselor of the Epworth League, president of the Standard Bearers Missionary Society and church organist. She is survived by her parents, Millard F. and Miriam Shamblin Hale by a daughter, Mary Kathleen, 11, and by 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry H. Roberts of Louisa and Mrs. E. S. Thompson of Detroit. Conducted at the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday afternoon, the funeral rites for Mrs. Atkins were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, and the beautiful flora offerings bespoke the high esteem in which she was held. Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the church, preached the funeral sermon. The Rebecca Lodge of which the deceased had long been a member and officer, conducted their ritual at the funeral which was particularly impressive. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 1, 1936

BRANHAM, T. P.
T. P. Branham, 44, mine foreman for the Elk Horn Coal corporation at Wayland, and a native of Lawrence County, died in a Paintsville hospital Apr 25 after a few days illness of pneumonia. The body was brought to Louisa and then taken to the Shannon cemetery on Lick Creek where funeral was conducted and interment made. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Rebecca George, of Louisa, his widow, 4 sons, Earl, Jack, Harold and T. P. Branham, Jr., and 2 daughters, Bonnie and Betty. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Milton Robinette, of Louisa and 3 brothers, Leo Branham, Dehue, WV, Bee Branham of Martin and Paul Branham of Garrett. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 8, 1936

BROWN, Alice (Hinkle)
Finding last Sunday of the skeletonized body of Mrs. Alice Hinkle Brown, 78, missing since last June, buried in the bed of a mountain branch near the CCC fire tower, at Peach Orchard and covered with stones, served to confirm suspicions held by residents of that section that the “aged widow had been murdered as she trudged alone over the lonely Peach Orchard hill last June 16 to “stay a spell” at the home of a cousin on Big Laurel.

Informed that it was believed Mrs. Brown possessed between $600 to $700 in money and that she carried her belongings in a basket as she left the home of Rufus Davis to make her way over the hill to Big Laurel, county authorities after holding an inquest Monday advanced the theory that robbery was the motive for murdering the aged woman.

A coroner’s jury of 6 men who helped county officials extricate the skeleton from the rock-covered grave Monday returned a verdict that Mrs. Brown “came to her death through foul play at the hands of a person or persons unknown.”

The remains of Mrs. Brown were discovered partly hidden under stones in a mountain ravine and about 250 yards from the CCC fire tower on Peach Orchard hill Sunday afternoon by a searching party formed by residents of that section after a small girl came home from gathering moss in the mountains and told her uncle she had found a basket and pocketbook in a branch. The girl, Marjorie Runyon,13, and her uncle, Ed Runyon, led the searching party to the scene, a dark section of Stonecoal branch, two-thirds of the way up the Peach Orchard hill in a heavily wooded glen. About 30 years further up this branch from the basket, the searchers found the skeletonized from in the creek bed partly covered with stones. County Attorney E. E. Adams, Sheriff G. F. Smith and Coroner James Lemaster, who conducted the investigation, said that the body evidently had been thrown in the branch and covered with stones and that spring freshets recently had washed most of the stones off the body.

Since the death several year ago of her husband, John Brown, Mrs. Brown had been staying with relatives and friends near Peach Orchard and it was last June 16 she left the home of Rufus Davis saying she would walk across Peach Orchard hill to Big Laurel to “stay a spell” with John Spurlock, a cousin. Carrying a basket carrying her belongings, she was last seen at the foot of Peach Orchard hill, which is one of the highest peaks in this section being the site of a CCC fire tower. Last October a number of the old style dollar bills began to appear in circulation in the Peach Orchard section and the kin of Mrs. Brown began gathering at Peach Orchard hill each Sunday to search for the missing woman. Snows and cold weather halted the weekly searches early in December.

At the coroner’s inquest Monday members of the previous searching parties testified they had traveled down the branch where the body was found Sunday many times before and had not seen the body. County Attorney E. E. Adams stated that the skull of the aged woman born no evidence of a fracture, but about 30 feet up the hill from the body’s resting place they found the woman’s coat and further up the hill a few buttons, indicating that she had been killed on the lonely mountain trail above the branch and then had been dragged down the hill and thrown in the branch and covered with stones. Remains of the aged lady were removed from the bed of the branch Monday and given in custody of John Spurlock, of Big Laurel, a cousin, for burial. Only bones and hair remained after the 10 months burial in the branch.

A through going investigation into the crime will be conducted at the next grand jury session, County Attorney Adams stated this week. Officials admitted that they possessed no clues except the knowledge that a number of the old-style, large size paper bills had appeared in circulation last fall and winter in the Peach Orchard section. The aged lady’s black coat with a bunch of keys pinned to it, which was found up the hill above the body’s resting place; the large homemade split basket and several articles of clothing, 4 yards of dress material, a package of sewing needles, a stone smoking pipe, her spectacles and cane, a tooth brush, and a small home-made bag which was partly burned, which were found in and near the basket; and a bill fold found opened and empty about midway between the basket and body, were brought to the court house here to be held as evidence should any indictment in the case ever be made. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 1, 1936

COBURN, W. M.
W. M. Coburn, 76, native of the Point section near Saltpetre, died Apr 25 after a brief illness on pneumonia. Funeral was conducted at the Workman cemetery near Saltpetre and interment made there. Mr. Coburn is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jo Coburn and one brother, Wayne Coburn of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 1, 1936

COMPTON, Carrie (Bolt)
Mrs. Carrie Bolt Compton, 59, wife of Joe Compton of Yatesville, died last Friday in a Lexington hospital after a 6 months illness. The body was returned Friday to the home at Yatesville and then taken to the home of the deceased’s mother, Mrs. Isaac Bolt at Bolts Fork where funeral was conducted Sunday morning an interment made in the Bolt family cemetery. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bolt, Mrs. Compton was born and reared at Bolts Fork. Surviving besides her husband are 3 sisters, Mrs. George Brown, Ashland; Mrs. William Bellomy, Adeline; and Mrs. Allen Kinner of Buchanan and 2 brothers, John M. Bolt of Huntington, WV and Burg Bolt of Rush, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 8, 1936

EVANS, Mrs. Anthony (Chaffin)
Mrs. Anthony Chaffin Evans, aged lady of the Kermit section, died last Saturday of paralysis. Deceased was a daughter of the late Harry and Sally brewer Chaffin, members of pioneer families of the Tug river section. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 22, 1936

FORTUNE, Lewis C.
Lewis C. Fortune, 43 year old World War veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Catlettsburg last Saturday. Funeral was conducted Monday morning at the Workman cemetery near Echo, WV and interment made there. The deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. U. S. Workman of Echo, WV and a brother, George Workman of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 22, 1936

FRAZIER, Andrew J.
1840-1936
Prestonsburg, KY, Apr 29—Andrew J. Frazier, confederate, who often told how he was one of the courier who carried Lee’s orders for Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg, died at his home near here today. He was 96 years old. Andrew J. Frazier spent most of his long life in the quietude of his Kentucky mountain home, but always there remained vivid in his memory the part he played in one of the nation’s most tragic spectacles—Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg. That was while Frazier was serving as a courier for General Robert E. Lee.

Frazier was one of 6 brothers who fought in the Confederate army, 2 of the 6 being killed in the strife. The erstwhile courier for Lee, however, outlived all 6. Speaking of Pickett’s charge, Frazier used to relate that “General Lee’s orders to Pickett to charge Cemetery Ridge were given to me and another man. Two of us were sent so that if one was killed maybe the other would get through to Pickett. “Pickett—I remember how he looked, a big man, with a black beard that fell down to his chest. He looked like a daredevil then, and when I next saw him leading that charge, I knew he was one.”

He could tell a stirring story of how he watched the one mile charge through field glasses and saw “whole lanes of men mowed down” by rifles and cannon fired point-blank at 50 yards, before the gallant Pickett led a mere remnant of his 15,000 Virginians “over the parapet with fixed bayonets.” “Just then,”, he said “somebody planted the confederate flag on the breastworks and I heard Lee exclaim” Thank God—we’ve won!” It was too soon, Union troops had massed at that point.

“Pickett’s men were inside the breastworks not more than three minutes at the most,” Frazier estimated, “when I saw them come leaping, pitching and falling back over the breastworks and down the hill. It was a wild stampede.”

Frazier told also of the minutes following the disastrous charge, when “one of Pickett’s officers rode up, out of breath and terribly excited. “ ‘General,” he shouted ‘I can’t do a damned thing with these men—they’re running wild.”

“Without hesitating a minute, Lee answered in a low quiet voice, ‘It’s all my fault.’ I learned later that Pickett’s charge was ordered by General Lee in spite of Longstreet’s advice not to do so.”

At Appomattox, Frazier was mustered out of service and returned to his home, then at Catlettsburg, KY. Threats against him there by Home Guards caused him to take refuge in Cincinnati with an uncle. A few years later he moved to Prestonsburg, where during his remaining years he existed on his annual little crop and $30 a month pension. After the death of his wife, several years ago, he was much to himself, his children living in various other sections of eastern Kentucky. He never attended a confederate reunion and spoke of the days of ’61 to ’63 only when asked directly about his experiences. “Uncle Andy,” as he became known in later years, was born in 1840. He served during the war as a member of Co. E 16th Virginia Mounted Infantry. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 1, 1936

FYFFE, Amanda (Cantrell)
Mrs. Amanda Cantrell Fyffe, died Wednesday afternoon in a Louisa hospital after a 2 weeks illness of complications incident to advanced age. Mrs. Fyffe was a native of the Keaton section, moving to Louisa with her late husband a few years ago. She was a member of the Jesuit Church having joined that denomination 60 years ago. Funeral will be conducted at Keaton Thursday afternoon at 2 and interment made in the Keaton cemetery under direction of Curtright Funeral Hoe. Mrs. Fyffe is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Isaac Skaggs, of Wilbur; Mrs. F. L. Lyon of Blaine; Mrs. Herb Skaggs and Mrs. James Skaggs, Jr. of Louisa; and by 4 sons, Robert Fyffe of Blaine; John Fyffe of Frankfort; Parley Fyffe of Keaton and Henry Fyffe of Ohio. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 1, 1936

GAMBILL, Dr. Harry
Dr. Harry H. Gambill, 62, one of the county’s moat prominent citizens died last Saturday evening at his home at Blaine after an illness of 2 years. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. c. Gambill, he was born and reared at Martha and attended school there and at Blaine Norman schools. He later attended medical college in Louisville and Atlanta, graduating from Emory Medical College in Atlanta in 1900. Returning to Blaine, he was associated jointly in practicing the medical profession with his twin brother, Dr. John J. Gambill until the latter’s death Jan 10, 1934. Dr. Gambill was a member of the Blaine Christian Church and of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine. He was a director of the Bank of Blaine and had served as president until declining health forced his retirement 2 years ago. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon from the Gambill home at Blaine with the Rev. J. R. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV officiating and interment was made in the Gambill family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Hundreds of friends from far and near attended the funeral. The Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine and the Apperson Lodge of Louisa conducted their ritual at the service. Vocal renditions of three hymns was given by Misses Nola and Frances Wilson of Louisa, accompanied by Miss Pauline Wellman, of Louisa. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. C. L. Thompson of Grayson, Dr. C. B. Rice, Dr. H. H. Sparks, G. W. Kouns and K. T. Cyrus of Louisa; Dr. W. L. Gambill, William Brown, and John P. Gartin of Ashland; P. P. Holbrook and Luther A. Burton of Blaine. Dr. Gambill is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lida Swetnam Gambill; a son, Charles Gambill, of Blaine; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Stinson of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Proctor Sparks of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 15, 1936

GILKERSON, Trinie
Mrs. Trinie Gilkerson, 68 years old of Prichard, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. E. Bellomy of Kenova, Apr 30. She is survived by the husband, G. C. Gilkerson; 9 other daughters, Mrs. Bob Marshall, Mrs. Julia Shy, Mrs. Cassie O’Dell, Mrs. Homer Higgins, Mrs. L. S. Taylor, Mrs. Cash Phillips, Mrs. William Reckner, Mrs. Sam Gilkerson and Mrs. Mandeville Board; 2 sons, Eugene and Golf Gilkerson; the mother, Mrs. Julia Davis, a brother, James Davis; 5 sisters, Mrs. Franklin Thompson, Mrs. Edna Gilkerson, Mrs. Wayne Alley, Mrs. Ida Hayton, and Mrs. Margaret Estep. Funeral services were conducted at the home at Prichard, with burial in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 15, 1936

HAMILTON, Frank
Frank Hamilton, widely known resident of the Keaton section, died Apr 21. Deceased was the father of Orville Hamilton, principal of the Paintsville city schools. Funeral was conducted at Keaton with the Rev. Phillip Skaggs and Rev. Thomas Bailey officiating. Big Sandy News, Friday May 8, 1936

HAYES, Octavia Adkins
Mrs. Octavie Adkins Hayes, 19, wife of Kay Hayes of Georges Creek, died Sunday. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the home and interment made in the Adkins Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Kay Hayes, a son, Kay Hayes, Jr. 2 months old, and 2 brothers, Robert and Ora Adkins, both of Georges Creek. Big Sandy news, Friday May 29, 1936

HICKMAN, M. P.
M. P. Hickman, 79, retired farmer of the Mead’s Branch section, died at his home there Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Funeral was conducted from the home Thursday morning at 10 and interment made at Mead’s Branch. Deceased had been a member of the United Baptist church for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Hickman; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Borders of Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Charles Nelson of Louisa and by one brother, Al Hickman of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday May 8, 1936

HUNT, Belle (Jarrell)
Mrs. Belle Hunt, 71, died May 18 at her home in Huntington. Her body was brought to ill creek near Fort Gay where funeral was conducted following funeral rites held at the Kenova Baptist Church. Mrs. Hunt was the daughter of the late M. D. Jarrell and a cousin of the late Boyd Jarrell, editor of The Herald-Dispatch at Huntington. Surviving are her husband, W. H. Hunt; 4 brothers, John B. and W. B. Jarrell of Catlettsburg, S. V. Jarrell of Huntington and L. F. Jarrell of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mrs. Victoria Compton of Genoa, WV, Mrs. J. C. McComas of Jeffersonville, IN and Miss Maud Jarrell of Fort Gay. Big Sandy news, Friday May 29, 1936

JOHNSON, Nola (Baldwin)
Mrs. Nola Baldwin Johnson, 63, wife of John O. Johnson, and a native of Paintsville died Friday at the Johnson home in Ashland. Burial was made at Paintsville. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 1, 1936

MARCUM, Lydia (Belcher)
Mrs. Lydia Belcher Marcum, 103 years old, mother of Pud Marcum who was hanged at Louisa 50 years ago for the murder of Fisher Marcum, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Adkins, at Morgan Creek. The oldest resident of the county, Mrs. Marcum had been ill since last fall. Death was attributed to complications incident to advanced age. Until becoming ill last October, Mrs. Marcum had enjoyed good health, and espite her fatal illness she retained her faculties until the last. Twelve years ago Mrs. Marcum then, 91, gained her “second eyesight” and was enabled to dispense the wearing of glasses. In recent years she devoted most of her time to piecing quilts, sewing the most intricate patterns, threading needles, etc., with the necessity of wearing glasses. Since gaining her “second eyesight”, she had pieced several dozen quilts, which always found a ready sale in this section. After piecing the quilts, neighbors came in and assisted her and her daughter in quilting them. Mrs. Marcum was fast and deft with the needle and neighbors remember that usually only a month or two, sometimes three, would elapse between the quiltings.

Occasionally Mrs. Marcum, before becoming ill last fall, would walk to the home of neighbors for a visit, but most of the time she spent at home, seated in an easy chair, quilting. Mrs. Marcum was a daughter of James Belcher, a resident of this county who is said to have lived to be 108 years old. Her husband, Jim Marcum, died nearly half a century ago. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the Adkins home on Morgan Creek with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Dennis, officiating. Mrs. Marcum had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. Interment was made in the James Hughes Cemetery on Morgan Creek. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Andrew Adkins, Morgan Creek, KY, and Mrs. Biddie Rose of Catlettsburg, KY and 2 sons, Lafe Marcum, Morgan Creek, KY and Dave Marcum, Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1936

MAYNARD, Theodore R.
Theodore R. Maynard, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Maynard, died at the Taylor home at Prichard, WV, 7 miles north of here, Friday after a 3 days illness. Funeral was conducted from the home Sunday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. Rush Frazier officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery near Prichard. Surviving besides the parents are a sister and brother. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 15, 1936

MCCANN, Francis
Francis McCann, 63, native Lawrence countian, died last Friday at his home in Ashland following an illness of several months. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday and taken to the lower Lick Creek Church where funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon with the Rev. John Hicks and Rev. Lawrence Colliver officiating. Interment was made in the Wilson Cemetery on Lick Creek. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nora McCann; 3 sons, Burtram, Jennings and Roy McCann all of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Imogene Chapman of Huntington, WV, 3 grandchildren; one brother, George McCann of Ironton, OH and one sister, Mrs. Ida Beckwith of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday ,May 8, 1936

MULLINS, Bethena
Mrs. Bethena “Dutch” Mullins, 71, for many years a resident of the mouth of Blaine section of this county, died Apr 14 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Emma Crum at Crum, WV. Mrs. Mullins was married 49 years ago to Frank Poole who died 10 years later, Mrs. Mullins later married Booker Mullins, a Civil War veteran and they resided at the mouth of Blaine section until his death 20 years ago. She was converted many years ago at the old brick church on Tabors Creek and later transferred her membership to the Crum Baptist Church. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. K. J. Pinson of Crum, Mrs. Dock Dean of Kenova, Mrs. Emma Crum of Crum, with whom she made her home; James Mullins at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dave Mullins of Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Martha Ramey of Zelda, KY; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday May 8, 1936

MUNCY, Elbert
Elbert Muncy, 56, farmer of the Smokey Valley section on Louisa, route 2, died at his home Sunday after an illness of 15 months. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the home with the Rev. Vess Ball officiating. Deceased was a son of the late James and Mary Prichard Muncy. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 5 years. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Edna Meek Muncy, 5 children, Mrs. J. F. Plymouth and Mrs. Lewis Ferguson of Huntington, Mrs. Thomas May of Louisa, route 3, Ernest Muncy of Louisa and Richard Muncy, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Meeks of Louisa, Mrs. Melvin Meeks of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. M. F. Meeks of Huntington; and one brother, Clarence Muncy of Huntington. Big Sandy news, Friday May 29, 1936

PAULEY, Hannah (Webb)
Mrs. Hannah Webb Pauley, 66, wife of Ulysses Pauley, of Saltpetre, WV, died at the Pauley home there Sunday noon following a 4 weeks illness of pneumonia and other complications. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Lynchburg Church near Saltpetre with the Rev. James Hardin, of Fort Gay, officiating, and interment was made at Saltpetre under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Pauley had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 24 years. Surviving are the husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. L. M. Sammons, Chattaroy, WV; Mrs. W. f. Atkins, Huntington, WV; Mrs. I. L. Staney, Saltpetre, WV; and Mrs. L. R. Philpott, Bassett, VA; 5 sons, Tom Pauley, New Boston, OH, Robert Pauley, Williamson, WV; U. S. Pauley, Delbarton, WV; Con Pauley, Bassett, VA and William Pauley, Saltpetre, WV and one sister, Miss Nancy Webb, Genoa, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 1, 1936

PLYMALE, S. S.
Mrs. S. S. Plymale, wife of the circuit court clerk of Wayne County, WV, died in a Huntington hospital last Sunday. Funeral was conducted at the Wayne Baptist Church and interment made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 1, 1936

RAMEY, Lucinda (Perry)
Mrs. Lucinda Perry Ramey, 87, widow of Isaac Ramey, died Apr 23 at her home at Stiltner, Wayne County, WV. The following children survive: Jesse Ramey of Stiltner: Lon Ramey, Joshua Ramey and Mrs. Nora Napier, of Huntington; Mrs. Vernia Tomblin of East Lynn. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 8, 1936

RUNYON, Lucinda (Collinsworth)
Mrs. Lucinda Collinsworth Runyon, 77, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of her son, A. H. Runyon, at Ashland. Funeral was conducted Sunday from the Westwood Pilgrim Holiness Church and interment was made in the Coalton cemetery. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Martha Hammond, of New Boston, OH, Mrs. John Langley, Coopersville, OH, Mrs. w. M. Bryan, Riggs, KY, Mrs. Alonzo Edmond of Ashland, Mrs. Perry Hicks of Catlettsburg, Mrs. John Lemaster of Catlettsburg and A. H. and George Runyon of Ashland. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mary Burton of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. James Brook of Woodville, WV, Mrs. Walter Heaberlin of Huntington, WV; J. A. Collinsworth of Fallsburg, KY and Thomas Collinsworth of Genoa, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 1, 1936

SMITH, Charles S.
Charles S. Smith, of Kenova, brother of Sam Dock Smith, of Huntington, died last Friday in the U. S. veterans hospital at West Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. S. B. Jarrell of Neal, WV was a sister of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday May 29, 1936

SPERRY, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Sperry, 92 year old veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Rush Creek, near the Lawrence-Boyd County line Tuesday morning after a long illness. Sperry, one of the last survivors of the Civil War, served as a corporal in Co. D 14th Kentucky Infantry. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Lawrence and Boyd Counties. Mr. Sperry leaves his widow, 5 sons, Thomas and Ruries? Of Lockwood, Howard, Sanford and Delbert of Buchanan and 2 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Galion, of Omar, WV and Effie Vannatter of Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Rush Creek Wednesday and burial was made in the Turman cemetery on Rush Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 15, 1936

SPURLOCK, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Spurlock, 83, widely known resident of Wayne, WV, died Monday at her home at Wayne. Funeral was conducted there Wednesday. Surviving are 2 sons, James Spurlock of Wayne and Blanchard Spurlock of Cincinnati, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. Att Napier of Huntington and Mrs. Dolly Crockett of Owensville, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 1, 1936

WARD, Celia
Shot twice, allegedly by Junior Griffith, 24, an escaped prisoner from the Lawrence County jail, when she resisted his advances in a wooded section near Houckville Tuesday afternoon, Miss Celia Ward, 29, died of her wounds in a Louisa hospital Wednesday night, the fifth woman to be murdered in Lawrence County within the past year. Sheriff G. F. Smith and deputies have led possemen in a grim search for Griffith in the hill section near Houckville since the shooting, but had not apprehended him at the time The News went to press.

Miss Ward resided with her blind mother, Mrs. Margania Ward on the ridge between Cherokee and Irish Creek, was shot Tuesday afternoon about 3:30 while waling alone along a path enroute to her hoe from the store of John Houck at Houckville. In a death bed statement made to County Judge L. D. Fyffe and County Attorney E. E. Adams, Miss Ward told the county officials Griffith stepped out of the woods as she walked along the hillside path and called to her to stop a mite that he wanted to talk to her. She said she answered that she did not want to hear what he had to say, and walked on. Griffith, she said, called to her the second tie and then fired four shots from a pistol at her.

One bullet struck her left hand and a second entered her back to the left of her spine, went through her spleen and stomach and emerged just below the breast bone. Griffith then disappeared into the woods, and Miss Ward, although weak from the loss of blood and the shock form the wounds, walked the three-quarter mile distance back to the store at Houckville and then was rushed to the hospital here in a truck by Mr. Houck, merchant at Houckville. An emergency operation was performed Tuesday evening. Death came Wednesday night.

Arrested a month ago at Springfield, OH, charged with robbing the store of Roy Woods at Webbville last December, Griffith was one of 4 prisoners who escaped from the county jail here Wednesday of last week by overpowering a deputy jailer when he brought supper to the prisoners. Others who escaped with Griffith were Jasper and Roy Triplett, charged as accomplices of Griffith in the storehouse robbery, and Wilson Johnson, held for riding freight trains. Jailer Barnes Butler Thursday posted a $50 reward for the arrest of Griffith and $25 each for the arrest of the Triplett boys.

Sheriff G. F. Smith has had a posse in the Houckville section since shortly after the shooting searching for the assailant. After searching thru the wooded section Tuesday night until Wednesday morning, the officers Wednesday afternoon searched the home of Griffith’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Griffith, who live on Cherokee about a half mile from the site of the shooting. The elder Griffith, it is said, told the officers that his son came to the field where he was working Tuesday evening after the shooting and gave his pistol and a shotgun to his father, saying, “I have shot Celia Ward, and I am clearing out.

Funeral for Miss Ward will be conducted Friday morning at 10 from the Houckville Baptist Church with the Rev. Martin Berry officiating and interment will be there. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Margania Ward, 2 children, Imogene, 11, and Icie, 8, 3 sisters, Mrs. M. H. Young and Mrs. Savanah Wells of Houckville and Mrs. D. G. Sparks of Martha and one brother, Millard Ward of Martha. Miss Ward is the fifth woman to be murdered in Lawrence County within the past year. The four others were Mrs. Alice Hinkle Brown, 78, murdered last June 16 as she walked alone over the Peach Orchard hill; Mrs. Rebecca York Gibson, 26, stabbed to death by Everette Meade at her home at Torchlight last Halloween night; Mrs. Rhoda Fyffe Williams, fatally shot by her husband, W. E. “Buck” Williams, in Louisa last January 18, Julia Clark, Louisa colored girl, fatally shot by Charles Matney, last February in Louisa. Murderers of Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Gibson were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Matney was sentenced to 12 years and no one has yet been arrested for the murder of Mrs. Brown. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 29, 1936

WELLS, Phyllis Rosemary
Phyllis Rosemary Wells, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wells, of West Jefferson, OH, formerly of the Cherokee section of this county, died May 12 in a Columbus, OH hospital. The remains were brought here and taken to Cherokee section and interred in the Boggs cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wells, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Wells of West Jefferson, OH and Mrs. Emma Butler of Houckville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 22, 1936

WILLIAMS, James K.
Sandy Hook, KY—May 20—Special to The News—James Kendall Williams, 61, son of the late Dr. W. R. Williams and of Mrs. Williams, died last Wednesday night at his home of heart trouble after having been seriously ill for more than three months. He had been circuit court clerk for the last 8 years. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nan Williams, he is survived by one half brother, J. W. Rose and 3 sisters, Mrs. R. G. Vencil of Morehead, Mrs. S. C. Johnson of Portsmouth, OH; Mrs. G. d. Farley of Sandy Hook. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Friday afternoon by the Rev. Charles Vansant of Freeburn, KY and Rev. D. R. Calhoun, assisted by Rev. Woolridge, Archer Fraley and E. Everman. Honorary pall bearers were: Judge G. W. E. Wollford of Grayson, H. C. Rose of West Liberty, Jesse Lewis of Grayson, T. Kennard, Olive Hill, Sam Johnson of Portsmouth, OH, Frank Holbrook of Newfoundland, P. H. Ison, V. H. Redwine, Arnold Williams, Lanley Adkins, Edgar Rice and Sam King of Sandy Hook. Active pall bearers were: J. L. Crisp, Jack Brown, Ed Cox, Wilson Wright, Jason Adkins, Willie Miller, Gus Vencill and Dewey Farley all of Sandy Hook. He was laid to rest in the Hunter cemetery near Sandy Hook. He will be sadly missed by his wife and loved ones but their loss is his gain for he told them he did not fear death and was ready to meet his Saviour. He was a Spanish-American veteran. Big Sandy News, Friday May 22, 1936

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BOGGS, William
William Boggs, 71, native of the Terryville section of this county, died Sunday at his home in Ashland after an illness of 2 years. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Westwood United Baptist Church with Rev. Alonzo Wright and Rev. Charles Lyon officiating and interment was made there. Mr. Boggs moved from Terryville to Ashland 6 years ago. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, Albert of Londonderry, OH, Thurman of Terryville, KY, and Willie of Milford, OH; 5 daughters, Mrs. Andrew Skaggs of Louisa, Mrs. Laura Rigsby of Keaton, KY, Mrs. Alice Musgrave, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Susan Skaggs, Circleville, OH, Mar. Lizzie Stevens, Circleville, OH and Mrs. Esther Hutchinson, Wheelersburg, OH and one brother, John Boggs of Olive Hill, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

BRADLEY, Andrew Dunlap
1868-1936
Andrew Dunlap Bradley, 68, a native of Morgan Creek, this county, was struck and fatally injured by a C & O train near his home in Kenova last Friday morning. His body badly mangled, Mr. Bradley died within a few minutes as he was being admitted to the Riffe-Ferguson hospital at Kenova. Mr. Bradley was enroute to a garden several blocks from his home and one witness to the accident said that he stumbled and fell on the tracks as he rushed to beat the train in an effort to get across the track. The remains were brought here and taken to Yatesville where funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. B. Hewlette, of Louisa, assisted by Rev. Dave Hewlette of Huntington. Approximately 700 attended the rites. Interment was made there. Born near Yatesville Sep 20, 1868, Mr. Bradley was widely known in this county. He went to Kenova several years ago and for the past 25 years had been an employee of the Breece Veneer Company of Kenova. He was converted and baptized a number of years ago. Surviving are the wife, 2 sons, Paul Bradley of Logan, WV and Ora Bradley of Kenova, 6 brothers, Will Bradley, Charleston, WV, John Bradley, Wiley, TX, James, Frank and Land Bradley of Yatesville and Grover Bradley of Fallsburg and one sister, Mrs. Iona Woods of Tuscola, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

CASTLE, Joe Harper
Joe Harper Castle, 73, widely known citizen of the Tom’s Creek section of Johnson County, died suddenly of a heart attack as he was attending church at Locust Grove Jun 14. He is survived by 3 sons, Noah, Dave and Harper Castle all of Sitka. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

CASTLE, John A.
John A. Castle, 56, native of the Lick Creek section near Louisa, died at his home in Huntington Tuesday after a 5 days illness. Interment was made in the Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington, Wednesday following funeral rites conducted by Rev. J. H. Dawson, pastor of the Central M. E. church, South. Mr. Castle went to Huntington from Louisa about 30 years ago and was formerly engaged in the electrical contracting business in Huntington. He was also active in local democratic politics. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Julia Booth Castle; 3 brothers, Walker, Edward and Harry Castle, all of Kentucky and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

CLICK, Ralph
Sandy Hook, KY, Jun 23—(Special to The News)—Ralph Click of Sandy Hook died in Stovall’s hospital in Grayson, KY, Thursday where he was taken Tuesday night for an appendix operation. He was the only son of Charley Click of this place. He leaves besides the father, a wife and 3 children, Thelma, Milton and Pauline. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday morning by Rev. Charles Vansant of Freeburn, KY. The family has the sympathy of all the people in and around Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

DAMRON, Gid
Gid Damron, 83, of Grassy, WV, died at his home Jun 10, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at his home. Mr. Damron was a native of Wayne County, a member of the Baptist Church and formerly served as truant officer for several terms. He was a well known farmer of the county. Surviving relatives include 5 children: Mrs. Fred Sword, Sr., of Mill Creek; Mrs. Ammie Stepp, of Williamson; Mose Damron and Grace Damron, of Grassy and Mrs. Pearl Robinson of Logan; and 3 brothers, Tom and Ed Damron of Radnor and Floyd Damron of Glenhayes. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

DANIEL, Robie
:Paintsville, KY—Jun 19—From Paintsville Herald—Robie Daniel, 14, son of Frank Daniel of Sitka, was fatally shot last week when a shotgun accidentally discharged while hunting. The youth had gone to a corn field to watch for ground hogs. Standing on a stump with the gun beside him, its but resting on the stump, the gun slipped and discharged. The entire lead entered the boy’s abdomen. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

EDWARDS, Charley Mason
Charley Mason Edwards, 51, of Hannah, this county, died Jun 9 in a Louisa hospital where he had been a patient for the previous 2 weeks. Funeral was conducted Jun 11 at the home of H. C. Gambill at Blaine with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. For a number of years Edwards worked as a driller in the oil fields in Oklahoma and Texas and had returned a few years ago. He made his home with an aunt, Mrs. Belle Rowe at Hannah. He was a member of the Blaine Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Edwards, Sistersville, WV, one son, Paul H. Edwards of Sistersville, WV and one brother, Harry M. Edwards of Electra, TX. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

FARLEY, Willie
Sandy Hook, KY, Jun 23—(Special to The News)—Willie Farley, 41, of Faye, KY, died in St. Joseph’s hospital, Lexington, KY, Saturday morning where he was taken after he was fatally injured by a truck turning over on him Friday. He leaves, mother, wife, and 8 children, several brothers and sisters to mourn his death. Funeral services were conducted at his home Sunday afternoon by Rev. E. Todd and Rev. Everman. Mr. Farley was maintenance foreman of the Sandy Hook-Morehead highway. He will be sadly missed. Big Sandy news, Friday Jun 26, 1936

FULKERSON, Dove (Berry)
Mrs. Dove Berry Fulkerson, 61, wife of Atty. W. M. Ferguson, died at the Fulkerson home in Louisa last Thursday evening. She had been in declining health for several months. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon from the Louisa First M. E. Church with the Rev. John H. Stambaugh of Charleston, WV, officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. A choir composed of Mrs. Byron Young, Mrs. John Riffe, Mrs. J. S. Hinkle, Mrs. J. b. Hughes, Miss Nola Wilson, Miss Frances Wilson and Miss Pauline Osborn rendered three hymns. Nephews of the deceased served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Mrs. John M. Moore, Mrs. Harper Preston, Mrs. H. T. Bay, Mrs. E. E. Shannon, Mrs. C. F. Osborn and Mrs. Dock Jordan. A daughter of the late Reuben T. and Elizabeth Edwards Berry, Mrs. Fulkerson was born and reared at Blaine. She had been a lifelong member of the M. E. Church. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Murrill F. Skaggs, of Louisa, a son, Jack Fulkerson of Louisa and 2 brothers, E. C. Berry of Chicago and C. V. Berry of Blaine. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

HARMON, French
French Harmon, 49, died May 21 at his home on the Mayo Trail near Louisa. Funeral was conducted at Hulette with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating, and interment was made in the Harmon cemetery there under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William F. Harmon and for many years held a position with the Cumberland Pipe Line company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francoca Queen Harmon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lewis Tanner, Ashland, KY and Mrs. James Copley, Potter, KY; one son, Alcie Harmon of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. T. B. Chadwick, Buchanan, KY and a brother, C. K. Harmon, Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday Jun 5, 1936

HAYES, Isaac W.
Isaac W. Hayes, 76, a native of Elliott County, died Jun 14, in St. Joseph’s hospital in Lexington. Funeral was held at Fannin, Elliott County. Born near Newfoundland, Elliott County, Mr. Hayes had spent his entire life in eastern Kentucky where he engaged in the trade of a stone mason. He resided at Frenchburg at the time of his death. Mrs. E. L. Holbrooks of Skaggs, this county is a daughter. Rev. Lewis M. Ferguson of Louisa officiated at the funeral which was conducted at Fannin, Elliott County, with the Masonic lodge conducting their ritual. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

JUSTICE, William
William Justice, 79, of the Glenwood section died May 8 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dora Mounts, at Branchland, WV, following a brief illness of flu. Mrs. Caroline Wright of Glenwood is a daughter. Funeral was conducted at Glenwood with the Rev. Harve Kelly of Jarrell, KY and the Rev. Wood of Ashland, officiating and interment was made in the Shortridge Cemetery at Glenwood. Surviving are the wife and 6 children. Big Sandy News, Friday Jun 12, 1936

KEATON, Charles
The grand jury after interrogating 3 witnesses Tuesday failed to return an indictment in the mysterious slaying of Charles Keaton, 23, whose body was found Sunday shortly before noon at the edge of a wooded section near his home on Keaton, his stomach and chest riddled by the charge of a shotgun evidently fired from ambush. A coroner’s jury impaneled by Justice of the Peace M. L. Stambaugh Monday returned a verdict that Keaton had been killed by a person or persons unknown. Sheriff G. F. Smith and Deputies T. w. Wilson and Ollie Shannon went to Keaton Monday to investigate the slaying and summoned witnessed to appear before the grand jury which was in session here until Wednesday.

Young Keaton, his wife and mother told the grand jury, went into the woods with his gun Sunday morning when he heard his dog baying, thinking that he had treed a squirrel. At about 11:30 members of the family heard Keaton scream at the edge of the woods about 200 yards from the home and almost simultaneously heard the discharge of a shotgun. They rushed to the edge of the woods and found him dead from the charge of a shotgun in his chest and stomach.

Keaton’s gun had not been fired and was loaded when they found him, I was testified by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Gillam Keaton and his mother, Mrs. Martha Keaton. They said that the fatal shot evidently had been fired at some distance considering that the charge had scattered over Keaton’s stomach and chest and other shots had lodged in a tree and had broken off twigs nearby. Funeral for Keaton was conducted Monday afternoon at his home and interment made at Keaton. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keaton, Sr. and a bride of 3 weeks, Mrs. Maggie Gillam Keaton. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

KITCHEN, Fleming Logan
Fleming Logan Kitchen, native of Elliott County, died Jun 4 at his home in Ranier, OR. A son of the late William Kitchen, Mr. Kitchen went to Oregon 40 years ago. His father served as the first state representative from Elliott county after the formation of the county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Barber Ktichen, 3 sons and a daughter. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

MARCUM, Lucinda
Mrs. Lucinda Marcum, 86 years old, died at her home at Crum, Jun 1. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 70 years. Mrs. Marcum is survived by 5 children: Mrs. James Prince, Mrs. Alice Poteet, Mrs. Sarah Marcum, Mrs. Martha Sammons all of Crum and Mrs. Vicie Spiris of Crown City, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mat Maynard of Williamson; Mrs. Annie Sammons of Sprigg and Mrs. Mary Evans of Portsmouth, OH; 44 grandchildren and 95 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

MEADE, Zina (Davis)
1854-1936
Mrs. Zina Davis Meade, 82, widow of the late Henry P. Meade, and mother of Dr. L. g. Meade, of Paintsville died Jun 3 at the Meade family home at Offutt. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 12, 1936

MOORE, Bertha (Bradshaw)
Mrs. Bertha Bradshaw Moore, 51, wife of B. Farris Moore, died Monday noon at the Moore home at Belfry, KY following a stroke suffered a few hours earlier. The body was brought to Louisa Monday night, and funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 from the Louisa M. E. Church. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Deceased was a daughter of the late George and Angeline Adkins Bradshaw of Wayne County, WV. She was a member of the M. E. Church. She is survived by her husband, B. Farris Moore and 2 children by a former marriage, Mrs. Andy Saltean of Columbus, ON and Ira Wooten of Columbus, OH. Mr. and Mrs. Moore moved from near Louisa to Belfry about 6 months ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

MOORE, Frederick
Frederick Moore, 77, native Louisan, died Wednesday of a sudden heart attack at his home in Cincinnati. Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Moore, of Lockwood, but had resided in Cincinnati since he was 21 years old. Until recently he was a traveling salesman, serving for many years with Lewis-Sticks & Co. of Cincinnati. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at Cincinnati and interment made there. He is survived by 2 brothers, John Moore of Lockwood, KY and Richard G. Moore of Louisa; and one sister, Miss Katherine Moore of Cincinnati. Mrs. Rebecca Codding of Louisa is a niece. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

PRICHARD, C. T. “Babe”
C. T. “Babe” Prichard, 77, prominent citizen of Hitchins, died at his home there Sunday morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ollie Prichard, by 2 sons, George and Proctor Prichard, and by 5 daughters, Mrs. Aline Maggard, of Ashland, Kellie Prichard of Hitchins, Mrs. Glen Rucker of Van Lear, KY, Mrs. Russell Fields of Amhurstdale, WV and Mrs. Claude Fields of Hitchins, by several grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: George Prichard, J. B. Prichard, Mrs. W. A. Davis, all of Grayson; Mrs. Boone Lacy and Mrs. B. S. Elam of West Liberty. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

STALEY, Elizabeth (Rice)
Mrs. Elizabeth Rice Staley, 75, native of Whites Creek, Wayne County, WV, was found dead in bed at her home in Russell Monday morning. Burial was made at Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday June 5, 1936

STEWART, Fred Lee
Fred Lee Stewart, 51 years old, of 3034 Simpson Road, Ashland, KY who died Tuesday in an Ashland hospital, was buried in the Ashland Cemetery Thursday at 10 at the Lazear Funeral Home. A native of Lawrence County, KY, Mr. Stewart had been connected with the American Rolling mills Co., in Ashland as an electrician for 20 years. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Etta Stewart, one son, Billy M. Stewart, at home, 2 daughters, Mrs. Joel Johnson, of Minneapolis, MN and Mrs. Charles Rigsby of Ashland; the father George W. Stewart of Ashland and a sister, Mrs. Virgie James of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

THOMPSON, Lou (Frazier)
Mrs. Lou Frazier Thompson, 78, widow of the late William Thompson, died Friday morning at the home of a son, Boyd Thompson, 4 miles east of Fort Gay on the Wayne road. Deceased was a daughter of John and Sarah Wellman Frazier, natives of this section. She had been a life long member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 from the home of Boyd Thompson and interment was made in the Thompson family cemetery at Crabtree Hill under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Lelia Thompson, at home, and Mrs. A. E. Rosenberger of Huntington; 3 sons, Emory and Boyd Thompson of Fairmont, WV; one brother, James Frazier of Fort Gay and 3 sisters, Mrs. Caroline Thompson, Newell, WV, Mrs. Amelia Akers and Miss Belle Thompson of Ceredo, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 5, 1936

THORNHILL, James Allen
James Allen Thornhill, 6 weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burrl Thornhill died Monday morning at the home of its grandfather, James Rice, in Louisa, after a 3 days illness of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted from the Rice home Tuesday with Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating and interment made in the Rice Cemetery on Two Mile. Surviving are the parents and grandparents. Big Sandy News, Friday June 5, 1936

VANHOOSE, Dave
Dave Vanhoose, 74, one time operator of a livery stable at Paintsville, died May 31 at the home of a son, Albert Vanhoose, in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 12, 1936

VARNEY, Ida Marie
Ida Marie Varney, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Varney, died at the home on Silver Creek, Wayne county, WV, Jun 8, after an illness of a few days with typhoid fever. In addition to the parents, She is survived by 4 sisters, Pearl, Lena and Tennie Varney, at home and Mrs. Oscar Farley of Crum; 7 brothers, Luther Varney of Crum, Tom, Lafe, Dennie, Samuel, Junior and Franklin Delano, at home. Burial was in the Varney Cemetery on Silver Creek Tuesday of last week. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

VINSON, Frances
Miss Frances Vinson, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vinson, died at the Vinson home at McFarland, WV Sunday after a year’s illness. The body was brought here Monday and taken to Glenhayes, WV where funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home of the deceased’s aunt, Miss Carrie Vinson, with the Rev. Dial of Huntington officiating. Interment was made in the Vinson cemetery near Glenhayes. Miss Vinson had been a member of the Christian Church for 12 years. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Neil Vinson, McFarland, WV and 4 sisters, Mrs. J. E. Kinstler, Lucasville, OH, Mrs. James Baumgartner, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Russell Littleton, Charleston, WV, and Miss Lucy Vinson, a twin sister of McFarland, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 19, 1936

WADDLE, Lucy (Fleming)
Mrs. Lucy Fleming Waddle, 60, of near Willard, died Jun 13. Interment was made at Willard. She is survived by her husband, Dock Waddle and 2 sons, Oren and Vernon and 4 brothers, William, Frank, and Bona Fleming of Ashland and Charles Fleming of Willard, Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

WARD, Asbury
Asbury Ward, 77, member of a prominent Johnson county family died Jun 14 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paris Preston, at Williamsport. Interment was made at Thelma. He is survived by 7 children: C. C. Ward and Mack Ward, of Paintsville; Mrs. Alka Preston, Williamsport, Mrs. Sallie Daniel, Mrs. Elizabeth Meade and Mrs. Exer Holbrook of Thelma, Mrs. hattie Daniel of Auxier and Mrs. Ella Johnson of Thelma. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

WEBB, Minnie (Large)
Mrs. Minnie Large Webb, 61, wife of L. P. Webb of Gladys, died Tuesday night after a long illness. Funeral was conducted Thursday morning from the Polly’s Chapel. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Large of the Twin branch section. She was a devout church member. Surviving are the husband, L. P. Webb, former justice of the peace; one son, Chester Webb of Amhurstdale, WV, 3 daughters Mrs. Leo Clevenger and Mrs. Roy Carter of Lundale, WV and Mrs. Balton Thompson of Cannonsburg, KY; one brother, Lennie Large of Twin Branch and one sister, Mrs. Millard Bradley of Twin Branch. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 26, 1936

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JULY

ALLEN, Charles Henry
Charles Henry Allen, 56, prominent Catlettsburg merchant and a native of Lowmansville, this county, died in an Ashland hospital Jul 9 of spinal meningitis. The body was brought to this county and private funeral services was conducted last Thursday at the Allen family cemetery near Lowmansville with Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa officiating. Born at Lowmansville, Jun 2, 1880, Mr. Allen was reared there. He moved to Catlettsburg 16 years ago. For a number of years he operated the Allen Brothers Store on Louisa road there with his brother Milton J. Allen. Mr. Allen’s death bereaves his widow, Genoa Allen, 2 brothers, Joe of Lowmansville, KY and Milton J. of Catlettsburg; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Allena Chandler of Lowmansville, KY and Mrs. W. W. Brown of Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 17, 1936

ALLISON, Estelle Maude (Hunt)
Estelle Maude Hunt Allison, 44, colored, wife of Junior Allison, died at the Allison home in Louisa Monday. Deceased was born in Pike County, KY a daughter of Dave Hunt and wife. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 at the Louisa A. M. E. church and the body was taken to Pikeville where interment was made Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

ATKINS, Sarah (York)
Mrs. Sarah York Atkins, 84, widow of the late James D. Atkins, of Kermit and a sister of the late Dr. L. H. York of Louisa, died Thursday evening a the home of her son, J. Dennis Atkins, at Kermit, after a long illness. A daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Ratcliff York, Mrs. Atkins was born and reared in Wayne County. She was a member of the Warfield, KY Baptist church. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the cemetery at Glenhayes, WV where interment was made. Mrs. Atkins is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed Vinson of Louisa and Mrs. L. B. Crum of Glenhayes, WV and 3 sons, J. Dennis York of Kermit, WV, L. H. Atkins of Huntington, WV and T. B. Atkins of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday Jul 17,1936

BARTRAM, W. Jay
Dr. W. Jay Bartram, 63, widely known physician of Fort Gay, died at his home there suddenly at 4 Wednesday afternoon. Relatives found him slumped on the stairs at his home and he expired a few minutes later while seated in a chair. Death was ascribed to a heart attack. A son of the late Rev. William C. Bartram and Mrs. Sarah Bartram, Dr. Bartram was born near Fort Gay. He was graduated from the Louisville School of Medicine at the age of 21 and had practiced his profession in and near Fort Gay for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Holiness Church. Funeral will be from the Fort Gay M. E. Church Saturday morning at 10:30 with the pastor, Rev. Tooley, officiating, and interment will be made in the Bartram Cemetery on Big Hurricane, 3 miles from Fort Gay. Dr. Bartram is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Bartram, aged 85, of Fort Gay; his wife, Mrs. Laura Bartram, 9 daughters, Mrs. Fred Peters, Fort Gay, Mrs. Gordon Knepper, Mrs. R. S. Graves and Miss Myrtle Bartram of Columbus, OH, Misses Mary, Esther, Nelmon and Hannah, at home; and 2 sons, Clarence, Fort Gay and Led, Grundy, VA; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Blodgett, Fort Gay and one brother, L. D. Bartram of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

BLEVINS, Daniel H.
Daniel H. Blevins, 68, dairy farmer of the Seedtick section near Estep, died in a Louisa hospital early Monday morning of a broken hip sustained a week earlier when he fell at his home. Mr. Blevins had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Blevins was a native of North Carolina. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 from Garrett’s Chapel M. E. Church, South at Estep with the Rev. Eggleston of Catlettsburg and interment made in the Blevins family cemetery. Mr. Blevins was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Cordle, Estep, KY, 2 sons, Glen and Marvin Blevins at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. John Cordle, Springfield, NC, Mrs. John Moxley, Oil Springs, NC and Mrs. Frank Brackens of West Virginia and a brother, George W. Blevins of Springfield, NC. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 17, 1936

BRANDON, Elizabeth (Greene)
Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Brandon, sister of Mrs. Harve Mobley, passed away at her home in Lexington, KY, Saturday, Jul 18, after a lingering illness She was born Jan 12, 1901. Besides her husband, C. Edward, Sr., she is survived by 2 children, Alice Jeanette and Edward, Jr., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Greene; 2 sisters, Mrs. C. Henegar of Lexington, Mrs. Harve Mobley of Sandy Hook; 3 brothers, Raymond Greene of Flint, MI, Elmer and Clark Greene both of Fayette County. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church. Funeral was conducted by Rev. A. W. Fortune of the Central Christian Church and burial was held at the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

BRANHAM, Paul
BARTRAM, Homer
Homer Bartram, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bartram and Paul M. Branham, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Branham, who resided near the See pumping station 3 miles north of Fort Gay, were killed by an N & W train near Saltpetre about midnight last Saturday. Bodies of the youths were found Sunday morning on the railway right of way by residents of the Saltpetre section. A coroner’s inquest was conducted by Justice of the Peach Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay, Sunday morning, the verdict of the jury being that the youths met accidental death by being hit by a train. The youths had attended an ice cream festival at Wilson chapel near Saltpetre Saturday night, and it is presumed they were killed by a west bound freight which passed about midnight. John Mullett, a resident of Saltpetre, reported that he saw 2 men sitting on the track near where the bodies were found about 11 Saturday night and that a westbound train passed about a half hour later. The bodies were brought here and prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral Home.

Bartram had recently returned from a CCC camp and Branham, who was employed in a radio shop at Williamson, had returned Saturday to spend the week end with home folks. Double funeral services for the 2 youths was conducted Wednesday morning from the Frazier Cemetery 3 miles above Fort Gay and interment made there. Branham is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, Misses Garnet and Roberta Branham and 3 brothers, Mart, Homer and Billy Jo at home. Bartram is survived by his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. Homer Branham, Fort Gay, and Misses Margaret and Juanita Bartram and 5 brothers, Carl, Claude, Jerry, Jesse and Ronald, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

CHAFFIN, Erie Elizabeth
Mrs. Erie Elizabeth Chaffin, 66 years old, widow of W. D. Chaffin, died at her home at Webb, Jun 20, of complications due to old age. She has been a devoted Christian for 40 years. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. George Crum of Coal River, Mrs. Jane McCoy of Williamson, Mrs. Mary Collins of Tennessee, Mrs. Andy Daniels of Thacker, Mrs. Rose McFarland of Logan, Mrs. A. B. Milum and C. T. Chaffin, all of Webb. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Milum and Rev. Ballard Copley, with burial in the family cemetery at Webb. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

DILLON, Vada (Brumfield)
Mrs. Vada Brumfield Dillon, wife of Chris Dillon, of Webb, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of 6 weeks. Funeral was held at the Dillon home at Webb Sunday afternoon at 4:30 with the Rev. Tom Sammons and Rev. Ballard Branham, officiating and interment was made in the Copley cemetery near Webb. Mrs. Dillon was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brumfield of Webb and had been a member of the Church of God for 10 years. She is survived by her husband and 7 children: John Frederick, Nina, Roy, Barbara, Freda, Mary and Chris, Jr.; one sister, Miss Ethel Brumfield of Camp creek, WV, and 7 brothers, Noah, Homer, Elmer, Chris, Lafe and Don Brumfield all of Webb. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

FERGUSON, W. M.
W. M. Ferguson, 82, of Genoa, WV, died at the Ferguson hoe there Sunday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral was conducted Tuesday from the residence with the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge officiating and interment was made at Genoa. Mr. Ferguson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William Hardwick of Genoa and a brother, Rev. George Ferguson of East Lynn, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

FORD, Glen
Glen Ford, 21, son of Garrett Ford, of Naugatuck, WV and brother of Fay Ford of Fort Gay, was killed by an N & W train near Winco Block, Mingo County, Tuesday morning when he fell asleep on the tracks. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

FUGATE, Jackie
News has been received by relatives here of the death of Jackie Fugate, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fugate at their home in Pittsburg, Pa last week. Mrs. Fugate is the former Miss Jessie See of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

HAMMOND, Darrell
Darrell Hammond, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Prance Hammond of Van Lear Junction, formerly of Clifford section of this county, died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital where he had been a patient for 6 weeks. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday and interment was made in the Big Laurel Cemetery in this county. Besides his parents, deceased is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hughes of Webb and Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond of Webb. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

HAMPTON, Jay
Jay Hampton, World War veteran of Grassy, died in Veterans hospital, Huntington, Jun 30, following an operation for stomach trouble. He had been in the hospital less than a week. He was the son of the late Albert Hampton, and a nephew of G. W. Hampton of Wayne. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bertie Porter Hampton; a son and daughter both at home, his step mother, Mrs. Jennie Hampton; one brother, Taylor Hampton, of Williamson; 6 half brothers, Walter Hampton, state police of Princeton, Leonard Hampton, state police of Holidays Cove; Oscar Hampton of Kenova; Sam Hampton of Wheeling, Esker Hampton of Williamson; 3 sisters, Mrs. Grace Pratt of Grassy; Mrs. Josie Sword of Fort Gay, and Miss Lotus Hampton at home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday with burial in the family cemetery on Mill Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

HARDIN, W. H.
W. H. Hardin, 68, widely known citizen of the Gallup section, died at his home there Wednesday afternoon following a second stroke of paralysis suffered a few hours earlier. Mr. Hardin had been in poor health since suffering a stroke 5 years ago. A son of the late Harvey and Liza Williamson Hardin, deceased was a native of the section adjoining Martin County. He had been a member of the M. E. Church for 20 years. Funeral will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 and interment will be made in the Hardin family cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucretta Preece Hardin; 4 daughters, Mrs. E. W. Lambert of Louisa, Mrs. Frank Cyrus of Logan, WV, and Misses Grace and Irene Hardin, at home; 7 sons, S. J. Hardin, Richardson, John and Jasper Hardin of Ashland, T. H. Hardin of Louisa, Phillip Hardin of Gallup and W. H. and Boone Hardin, at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Preece, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Sallie Preece, Louisa, Mrs. Della Parsons, Gallup, and Mrs. Lena Hagerman, Gallup and 5 brothers, Jasper, John, T. J. and B. F. Hardin of Inez, KY, and Harvey Hardin of Gallup. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

HAWES, George William Thompson
George William Thompson Hawes, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace N. Hawes of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, a day after birth. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon with services at the grave conducted by Rev. Tooley of Fort Gay, and interment was made in the Bartram Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

HILLMAN, J. H.
J. H. Hillman, 83, one of the county’s most substantial farmers and a prominent citizen, died late Tuesday afternoon at the Hillman home at Brammer Gap, near Webbville, after an illness since February. Funeral was conducted from the Hillman home Thursday morning with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. A native of Virginia, Mr. Hillman came to this section in his early youth and established himself as a progressive farmer in the Webbville section. He had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 25 years. His first wife, Mrs. Alice Gray Hillman died in 1900, and in 1907 he was again married. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Lottie Hillman; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Griffith, Cherokee, KY, Mrs. T. T. Webb, Webbville, KY, Mrs. Ballard Kitchen, London, OH and Mrs. Cecil Hammonds, Webbville, KY; 4 sons, J. T. Hillman, Ashley, OH, Charles Hillman and Robert Hillman of Webbville and Nelson Hillman of Jean, KY; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rosa Flannery, Cyline, KY, Mrs. Lucy Keagley of Craymond, WS and Mrs. Minnie Wolf, Norton, VA and one brother, A. J. Hillman, Worthington, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

HOLBROOK, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Holbrook, former resident of Catlettsburg and a native of the Webbville section, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Labe Wells, in Ashland after a long illness. Burial was made at Catlettsburg. Surviving are 2 sons, Wesley and Andy Holbrook of Catlettsburg; 2 daughters, Mrs. C. S. Clifton of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Labe Wells of Ashland, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

JORDAN, John J.
John J. Jordan, 82, a resident for many years of Ashland, and a native of the Yatesville section of this county, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Delbert Justice, in Ashland. The remains were brought to Fallsburg Saturday where funeral was conducted at the home of the deceased’s cousin, Mrs. William Savage, with the Rev. L. S. Alley officiating. Interment was made in the Short Cemetery at Yatesville. Mr. Jordan was a so of the late Judge John J. Jordan, Sr., and Mrs. Jordan of Yatesville, and was widely known in this county. He served as police judge of Fallsburg when that village was an incorporated town and later served as justice of the peace in this county. He is survived by 3 sons, Vincent Jordan of Pittsburgh, PA, Abbott Jordan of West Frankfort, IL and Burns Jordan and by 2 daughters, Mrs. Delbert Justice of Ashland and Mrs. Ida Gilkerson of Huntington and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Berry of Ashland and one brother, Marion Jordan of Florida. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

LAWSON, Sarah (Leslie)
Mrs. Sarah Leslie Lawson, 72, wife of Joseph Lawson, of Rush, died at her home at Bolts Fork, Monday morning following a stroke of paralysis a few hours earlier. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Ross Chapel at Bolts Fork and interment made in the Ross Cemetery. Deceased was born in Greenup County, a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. P. Hardin. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

MCCALL, John
John E. McCall, 59, city attorney of Catlettsburg and for many years United States commissioner at Catlettsburg, died in a Lexington hospital last Friday noon following an illness of several weeks. He suffered a stroke a few hours before his death. Widely known, through eastern Kentucky, Mr. McCall was a native of Catlettsburg. He served several years under the late U. S. Judge A. M. J. Cochran as United States commissioner at Catlettsburg. Later he resigned to become city attorney of Catlettsburg and his wife, was appointed to succeed him as U. S. commissioner, serving until she was succeeded by G. C. Yager. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon fro the McCall home in Catlettsburg with Rev. Arden P. Keyser, pastor of the M. E. church, South, of which the deceased was a member, officiating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie McLean McCall and 3 sons, Rufus, John and Robert McCall, all of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

MEADE, Emma (Wilson)
Mrs. Emma Endicott Meade, 62, wife of John Meade, died at the Meade home in Louisa shortly before noon Saturday after a week’s illness. Mrs. Meade was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Wilson and was born and raised here. She had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Funeral rites were conducted from the home in Louisa Monday morning at 10 with the Rev. Jess Holbrook and Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Meade is survived by the following sons by a former marriage: Charles Endicott of Wheeling, WV, Lawrence Endicott of Louisa and Gordon Endicott. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Genoa McKee of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Ella Hormick of Eccles, WV and one brother, Charles T. Wilson of Gary, IN. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

MILLER, Casper M.
Casper M. Miller, 63, prominent lumber dealer of Wichita Falls, TX and a former resident of Adeline this county, died suddenly at his home in Texas on Wednesday of last week, relatives here have been informed. Mr. Miller was a brother of the late Fred Miller, Sr., Louisa merchant, who died just 8 days previously. Born in Switzerland, Mr. Miller was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Miller who came to this county 55 years ago and settled near Adeline on Bear Creek. Mr. Miller was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Kiwanis Club at Wichita Falls. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mollie Schrope Miller, one daughter, Mrs. Corabelle Hammond of St. Petersburg, FL and one son, Charles Miller of Wichita Falls, by 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Smith of Adeline, KY and Mrs. Clara Lew of New Martinsville, WV and one brother, W. M. Miller of Ashland. Funeral was held from the Miller residence at Wichita Falls and the body was place in a mausoleum. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

MILLER, Fred
Fred Miller, Sr., 59, merchant here for the past 14 years and a native of the Bear Creek section died Tuesday night in a Huntington hospital following an operation submitted to 15 days previously. Mr. Miller had been ill for 4 weeks. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at the Louisa First M. E. Church with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, officiating, and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. The Louisa I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was a member, will conduct their ritual at the services. A son of the late Urlic and Elizabeth Mitchell Miller, natives of Switzerland, Mr. Miller was born at Adeline in the Bear Creek section of this county. He operated a farm and conducted a general merchandise store there until moving to Louisa 11 years ago, since when he had conducted a store here. He was a member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Greenhill Masonic lodge of Bolts Fork and was a highly respected citizen here. His first wife, Mrs. Arvilla Taylor Miller, died in 1930 and he was later married to Mrs. Etta Adams, who survived him. Also surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. D. Garland Webb of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Orison Ratcliff and Mrs. J. w. Elswick of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Edgar Layne of Pikeville, Y; 4 sons, Fred Miller, Jr., Harold D. Miller and Joe Mitchell Miller of Louisa and Carl E. Miller of Ashland, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Smith of Adeline, KY and Mrs. Clara Lew of New Martensville, WV and 2 brothers, Will Miller of Ashland, KY and Casper N. Miller of Wichita Falls, TX. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

MOORE, Sarah (Ball)
Mrs. Sarah Ball Moore, 70, widow of the late Wayne Moore, died at the Moore hone at Mattie at 12:30 Tuesday after a long illness. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Elza and Florence Berry Ball of the Dry Ridge section and had been a member of the M. E. Church for 54 years. Funeral was conducted from the Moore home Wednesday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. W. T. Fraley and Rev. J. M. Cordle officiating and interment made in the Moore Cemetery at Mattie. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Miller, Wilbur, KY; 6 sons, Charles Lindsey, Bert W. and Milt Moore of Mattie, KY, Bascom Moore of Louisville, KY, and William W. Moore of Louisa; 6 sisters, Mrs. Jay Carter, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Lee Carter, Columbus, OH, Mrs. W.T. Fugett, Chapman, KKY, Mrs. William Webb, Beaver, OH, Mrs. H. B. Roberts and Mrs. D. W. Burton of Adams, KY and 5 brothers, John Ball, Adams, KY, Blaine Ball, Fallsburg, KY, Mont Ball, Columbus, OH, Drew Ball, Sharon, PA and Jams Ball of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 17, 1936

MORROW, William
William “Bill” Morrow, 47, of Huntington, a native of the Bear Creek section of this county and for 25 years an engineer for the Dravo Construction Company of Pittsburgh, died last Saturday in a hospital at Charleston, WV, after in illness of 3 weeks. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Buchanan Chapel in this county and burial was made in the church cemetery there. Mr. Morrow, a son of the late Joseph W. and Alice Morrow, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della Morrow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Envoy Varney of Martinsville, VA and Miss Mildred Morrow at home; 2 sons, Clifford of Martinsville and Jack of Chesapeake, 4 sisters, Mrs. B. W. Black of Ashland; Mrs. Paul Hensley of Waterloo, OH; Mrs. Belle Shannon of Buchanan, KY, and Mrs. C. W. Heaberlin of Prichard, WV; a brother, R. T. Morrow of Huntington; a half sister, Mrs. Hattie Nunley and a brother, Ephraim Morrow both of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

PAYNE, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Payne, 82, of Warfield, KY, died a the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Clevenger, there Jun 14. She was a devout member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Clevenger and Mrs. A. M. Payne of Louisa. Interment was made at Warfield. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

PRINCE, Eva (Harvey)
Mrs. Eva Harvey Prince, 39, wife of Ransom Prince, of the Donithan section, died at the home there Wednesday of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Harvey, on Donithan and interment was made in the Harvey cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of W. M. and Nancy Maynard Harvey, who survive. Also surviving are the husband, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Anse Fiekis, Glenhayes, WV, Mrs. Harve Belcher, Webb, WV and Mrs. Mary Belcher, Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

PRINCE, Loretta
Loretta Prince, day old daughter of James and Sarah Clifton Price, of the Griffith Creek section, died Thursday. Burial was made Friday in the Maynard cemetery of Griffith Creek. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

QUEEN, Eliza (Holbrook)
Mrs. Eliza Holbrook Queen, 73, widow of the late William Kerrick Queen, died at the Queen home at Glenwood early Tuesday morning after an eight years invalidism following a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was a daughter of the late Calvin and Ellen Brumfield Holbrook and had spent all of her life at Glenwood. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Queen home at Glenwood with the Rev. Maggard and Rev. Williams of Ashland, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary Jane Queen, at home; 10 sons, Lester, Theodore, Kerick, Cornelius, Alfonso and Victor Queen, all of Ashland, John and Grover Queen of Glenwood; Calvin Queen of Denton, KY and Denver Queen of Franklin Furnace, OH; one sister, Mrs. Phil Stanley of Bolts Fork, KY and 7 brothers, Calvin and Forrest Holbrook, of Glenwood, Taylor Holbrook of Ashland, KY, William Holbrook of Denton, KY, Cornelius Holbrook of Rush, KY, John Holbrook of Spokane, WA and Edford Holbrook of Burley, ID. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

ROBINSON, Freelin
Freelin Robinson, 52, farmer of Paddle Creek section, 3 miles from Fort Gay, died suddenly at his home there Saturday night after an illness of only a few minutes of acute indigestion. Funeral was conducted Monday with the Rev. C. D. Harsh officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery near Fort Gay. Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, and 10 children, Lindsey, William, Floyd, Alice, Julia, James, Willard, Blanche, Thursia, and Wayne and by one brother, Cal Robinson of near Fort Gay. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

SMITH, Alberta
Miss Alberta Smith, 25, graduate nurse of the Memorial hospital of Williamson, WV, and a daughter of Mrs. L. Derifield of Missouri branch, Wayne County, WV, died at Williamson last Saturday following an operation submitted to 10 days previously. Funeral was conducted Monday from the home of her mother at Missouri Branch and interment made there. Miss Smith is survived by the following half brothers and sisters: Mary, Winnie Jean, Lucille, Eleanor, Nora Gene and Charles Derifield. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

SMITH, Pricy (Kirk)
Mrs. Pricy Kirk Smith, 73, wife of E. W. Smith, of near Webbville, died at the Smith home there Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Baker Church on Little Catt near Tuscola and interment made in the Smith Cemetery near there. Deceased was a daughter of the late James and Mary Maynard Kirk of Wayne County, WV. She is survived by the husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Eli Roberts of Tuscola, KY, Mrs. W. O. Lay of Huntington and Mrs. W. L. Webb of Ashland and by 4 sons, D. A. and Henry Smith of Ashland, J. E. Smith of Webbville and E. R. Smith of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

STEPHENS, James L.
James L. Stephens, 92, of Hitchins, died Jul 18 from a heat stroke suffered on Jul `12. He was one of the few Civil War veterans left in Carter County. Interment was made at Hitchins. He is survived by a wife and 2 children. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

THEOBOLD, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Theobold, 52, prominent in the D.A.R. and other women’s organizations, died Jul 23 at her home at Grayson. She was the daughter of J.C. B. Auxier of Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, prominent Grayson attorney; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Simpkins of Louisville; 2 brothers, Robert and John Auxier of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

THOMPSON, H. W.
H. W. “Wayne” Thompson, 83, former merchant at Fort Gay and for 12 years a member of the Wayne County court died Jul 12 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Riffe, at Kenova, after an illness of several months. He was known to his many friends throughout Wayne County, as “Uncle Wayne”. In addition to the daughter he is survived by a brother, Marion Thompson of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Susan Crabtree, of Fort Gay, and Mrs. W. H. Selbee of Detroit, MI. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne Baptist Church by Rev. U. S. Pinson and Rev. C. D. Harsh. Burial was in the Wayne Cemetery. Wayne Thompson was the son of Granville Thompson, a pioneer citizen of Wayne County. As a county official, church member, farmer and business man, he was prominently identified with the life of Wayne County for many years and was one of the county’s best known and highly esteemed citizens. While still a young man Mr. Thompson engaged in the grocery business at Fort Gay, which he conducted successfully for several years. In 1876 he married Miss Josephine Jarrell, daughter of William Jarrell, and soon thereafter disposed of his store and purchased a farm on Rush Fork of Mill Creek, where for many years he engaged in farming. He was also a capable carpenter and helped build many homes in that vicinity. In recent years, Mr. Thompson lived with his daughter at Kenova and with Mrs. Maude Booton’s family at Wayne. Mr. Thompson was an uncle of Carmi A. Thompson of Cleveland, a native of this county and former treasurer of the United States and secretary to President Taft. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 24, 1936

THORNBURY, Cynthia (Lyon)
Mrs. Cynthia Lyon Thornbury, 70, widow of the late B. T. Thornbury, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma T. Wells, in Ashland. Born in Elliott County, Mrs. Thornbury was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lyon. Funeral was conducted Tuesday from the Wells home with Rev. J. H. Keaton, of Hunting and Rev. Gene Phillips in charge, and burial was made in the Ashland cemetery. Mrs. Thornbury had been a member of the Baptist Church for 44 years. She leaves 3 children, Lewis A. Thornbury, Mrs. Alice T. Kirk and Mrs. Emma T. Wells, all of Ashland, 5 brothers, L. L. Lyon of Elliott County, Elisha Lyon of Frankfort, KY, Wiley Lyon of Washington, IN, Dennis Lyon of Los Angeles, CA and A. W. Lyon of Muncie, IN and one sister, Mrs. Alice Sparks of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 10, 1936

THORNBURY, Laban M.
Laban M. Thornbury, 77, a native of Sandy Hook, KY, died Monday at the home of a son, Walter Thornbury of R.F.D. 1, Ashland, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

TONEY, Albert G.
Albert G. Toney, 65 years old, of Huntington, dropped dead of a heart attack Jul 16, at the Miller school in Huntington, where he was preparing to work. Mr. Toney was born in Wayne County and went to Huntington in 1887. In 1900 he was married to Miss Ada Tremmen who survives. In addition to the widow, he is survived by 4 daughters, a sister, Mrs. Catherine Foster and a brother, W. T. Toney, both of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 31, 1936

WILES, Carl Edward
Carl Edward Wiles, 16 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wiles of Columbus died of lockjaw in the Mercy Hospital, Columbus, Jun 7. The injury was caused when the boy’s foot caught in a motorcycle while riding with another person 2 weeks before his death. Carl Edward formerly lived at Cru, his parents moving to Columbus 10 months ago. In addition to the parents, he is survived by 3 brothers, Walter, Charles and Elmer Wiles. He was a student in Columbus high school. Funeral services were conducted at Warfield, KY by Rev. H. L. Marcum, Jun 9 where interment was made. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 3, 1936

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BAILEY, Lee C.
Lee C. Bailey, 78, former county judge of Magoffin County, died in a Paintsville hospital, Aug 5. Mr. Bailey was a native of Magoffin county and lived on Little Paint except for a few years residence in Paintsville. He was prominently identified with the oil development in Magoffin County. His widow and 3 sons, Clarence of Jacksonville, FL, and W. B. and Harry of Paintsville, survive. Big Sandy news, Aug 14, 1936

BELLOMY, Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus Bellomy, 57, son of the late Andy Bellomy of Hubbardstown, WV, died last Saturday at his home in Catlettsburg after a sudden heart attack. Funeral was conducted from the Freewill Baptist Church at Sandy City and burial made near Catlettsburg. He is survived by his wife, Frances Bellomy, 4 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Mayes and Miss June Bellomy of South Charleston, WV, and Christine and Evelyn Bellomy at home, one son, William Earl Bellomy, Catlettsburg and the following half brothers, Lonzo Marsh, Berry, Ira and Marion Bellomy of Hubbardstown. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

BEVINS, George
George Bevins, 81, farmer and timberman of Big Creek, Pike County, and father of John Bevins of near Louisa, died Saturday at his home. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

BURCHETT, Alta (Wilson)
Mrs. Alta Wilson Burchett, 29, wife of John Burchett of Louisa, died in the C & O hospital in Huntington Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. Funeral was conducted from the Louisa M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Worthington, and Rev. Vess Ball, officiating, and interment was made in the Meek Cemetery on Lick Creek. Deceased was a daughter of Millard and Maie Akers Wilson, of Lick Creek and was born and reared there. She is survived by the husband, parents, an infant son, John Roland, Jr., 4 sisters, Mrs. Sheridan Cyrus, Louisa, Misses Relda, Alberta and Georgia Mae Wilson at home; and 3 brothers, John Wilson of Louisa, Carl E. Wilson of Oaksdale, WA and Lawrence Wilson at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

BURTON, Laura (O’Neal)
Mrs. Laura O’Neal Burton, 57, wife of T. C. Burton of Rush, died Jul 28. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. O’Neal of Grayson. Surviving are her husband, and 10 children, Mrs. Everett Alexander, Mrs. Frank Derifield, Mrs. Lige Lemaster and Mrs. Harry McNeal, all of Rush, KY, Mrs. Clifford Davis of Kaymoor, WV, Howard and Paul Burton of Rush and Pauline, Margaret and James Clay at home. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. William O’Neal of Grayson, KY; 4 sisters, Mrs. Robert Carroll, Mrs. Tom Stevens, Mrs. Jack Lemaster and Mrs. George Ferguson, all of Rush, KY; and 4 brothers, Clay O’Neal, of Grayson, James O’Neal of Rush and William and Willard O’Neal of Mallary, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

CALHOUN, Helen Margaret
Miss Helen Margaret Calhoun, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Calhoun of Hitchins, died Aug 16, after a brief illness. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

CAREY, C. J. “Bozier”
C. J. “Bozier” Carey, 61, prominent Louisa contractor, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack after being admitted to the hospital a few hours earlier preparatory to an appendicitis operation. Mr. Carey, who was general superintendent of the Carey-Reed Construction Company of Lexington, KY, returned to his home here 10 days ago for a month’s rest, advised by a Lexington physician because of a heart ailment. He was stricken with appendicitis late Monday and was removed to the hospital Tuesday morning. Death, which came at 1:30 p.m. was due to thrombosis. A son of the late William and Emily Burgess Carey, Mr. Carey was born on a farm near Louisa and was reared here. Since 1920 he had been superintendent of the Carey-Reed Construction Company with headquarters in Lexington and previous to that time he did construction work for the federal government at various places in this section. Funeral services was conducted from the Carey home on Franklin Street here Thursday morning with the Rev. J. W. Worthington, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, officiating, and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Pallbearers were Active: Dr. F. A. Millard, Albert M. Shannon, H.B. Muncey, G. R Burgess, Jack Johnson and Hank Adams; Honorary: Dr. A. W. Bromley, John Cummings, Dr. J. E. Carter, A. T. See, Frank Johnson, W. A. Carey, W. G. Chapman, Clyde L. Miller and James R. Hughes. Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Abbott Carey, 5 sisters, Mrs. C. W. McDonald and Mrs. D. I. Burchett of Louisa, Mrs. J. J. Johnson of Frankfort, KY, Mrs. Charles R. Johnson of Nitro, WV and Mrs. George B. Roberts of Memphis, TN and by 4 brothers, G. B. Carey and M. F. Carey of Lexington, Lyss Carey of Memphis TN and Charles W. Carey of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

CHAFFIN, Tennie C.
1865-1936
Miss Tennie C. Chaffin, 70, a lifelong resident of Yatesville, died suddenly during the night Tuesday. She was found dead in bed Wednesday morning. Miss Chaffin had been in poor health for 2 months. She was a daughter of the late G. C. and Margaret Short Chaffin, and was a devout member of the M. E. Church. Funeral was conducted Thursday morning from the home of Cobe Sparks at Yatesville with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and interment was made in the Chaffin Cemetery at Yatesville. Miss Chaffin is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Bradley of Summit, KY and 2 brothers, B. J. Chaffin of Louisa and C. H. Chaffin of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

CHRISTIAN, Albert
Albert Christian, 52, colored, of Two Miles, died last Friday after a brief illness of cerebral hemorrhage. He was a son of the late Jeff Christian. Funeral was conducted from the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa Saturday morning with the Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating, and interment was made there. He is survived by his wife, 8 daughters and 2 sons. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

CLICK, Samuel D.
Samuel D. Click, 66, of Ashland and a native of Elliott county, died in an Ashland hospital Tuesday of injuries sustained in a fall while painting a house last Friday. Funeral will be held in Ashland Friday and the body will be taken to Sandy Hook for burial. He was a brother of Charles M. Click of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

COOKSEY, H. G.
H. G. Cooksey, 73, a native of Fallsburg, and a former resident of Louisa, died at his home in Ashland Sunday midnight after an illness of several weeks. Born at Fallsburg, a son of Albert and Mahala Cooksey, he was married to Susan Hamilton, of Flat Gap in 1888. During his early life, M. Cooksey taught school in Johnson and Lawrence Counties. He moved to Ashland 35 years ago and was active for many years in the real estate business there. He moved to Louisa 3 years ago and resided her for a few months, later moving to Ashland. Surviving are his widow, Susan Hamilton Cooksey, and 3 children, Donald and Elwood Cooksey of Ashland and Mrs. R. G. McIntosh, Albuquerque, NM. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 47 years, having his membership at the Pollard Baptist Church since going to Ashland. The body was removed to the John Steen Funeral Home, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. C. Pierce, of Catlettsburg Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

CRUTCHFIELD, Alice (Anderson)
Mrs. Alice Anderson Crutchfield, mother of C. M. Crutchfield, postmaster and merchant at Fallsburg, died at the Crutchfield home in Nicholasville, KY. The following account of the death is from the Lancaster Central Record: Mrs. Alice Anderson Crutchfield, wife of the late L. M. Crutchfield, passed away at 12:30 last Monday, July 20 at her home in Nicholasville. Mrs. Crutchfield was reared in this county near Buckeye, and has many friends and relatives here who regret to hear of her passing. Services were conducted by Rev. Beck, pastor of the Nicholasville Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. She is survived by 2 sons, Clarence of Louisa, KY and Harry of Nicholasville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mable Williams of McRoberts, KY, Mrs. Allen Harris, Mrs. Lula Peele and Mrs. Mamie Johns, all of Nicholasville; and one sister, Mrs. W.R. Raney of LaGrange, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

DAVIS, Myrtle (Strother)
Mrs. Myrtle Strother Davis, 65, widow of the late W. M. Davis, and a sister of Joe Strother, of Prichard, WV, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phil Cook, in Huntington, after a long invalidism. Interment was made at Huntington Monday. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Cook, are another daughter, Mrs. L. H. Atkins, a son, Elza Davis, both of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Dangerfield of Darkwood, TN; a brother, Joseph C. Strother of Prichard, WV, 5 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

ESTEP, Maranda (Bryant)
Mrs. Maranda Estep, 86, widow of the late Joseph Estep, died Jul 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lora Steel, near Wilbur, after a long illness. Since the death of her husband, she had made her home at Wilbur. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, 2 stepsons, and a brother and a sister. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

FANNIN, Phil H.
Phil H. Fannin, 92, for many years a farmer of the Bolts Fork section, died last Thursday at his home in St. Petersburg, FL, whither he moved 23 years ago. Mr. Fannin was a prominent farmer and stockman in Lawrence and Boyd counties for many yeas, moving to Florida in 1913. The body was returned to Ashland and to the home of a son,C. H. Fannin, at Culbertson where funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon, with he Rev. I. N. Fannin of Barboursville, WV and Rev. C. A. Slaughter, officiating. Pallbearers were W. G. Armstrong, Frank Ross of Ashland, W. C. Harper, Green Ross, George Gunnell, and G. W. Bowling of Catlettsburg. Mr. Fannin was the oldest living member of the Bolts Fork Masonic lodge and held a life membership in that organization. He also was a member of the M. E. Church, South. Mr. Fannin leaves his widow, Mrs. Katherine Becker Fannin, one daughter, Mrs. George B. Morrison, of St. Petersburg and 2 sons, Nick B. of Catlettsburg and C. H. of Culbertson, KY. Thirteen grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

FOX, A. V.
A.V. Fox, 90, brother of Daniel Fox, of Louisa, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Bright in Huntington. He had been an invalid the past 5 years. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

FRAZIER, Cleo (Skeens)
Mrs. Cleo Skeens Frazier, 25, widow of the late Stephen Frazier, of Fuller, died shortly after midnight Sunday after a long illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late James and Tennie Cooksey Skeens of Fuller. Her husband did 2 years ago. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Church, South with the Rev. Forrest Burke of Portsmouth, officiating and interment was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Frazier is survived by one daughter, Tennie Mae Frazier and one son, Robert Stephen Frazier, one sister, Mrs. D. d. Hardy of Batavia, OH and 5 brothers, John, Skeens, Lindsey E. Skeens, Clarence Skeens and W.R. Skeens, all of Fuller and Virgil Skeens, of Zelda. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

FRIEND, C. C.
C.C. Friend, 73, of Fort Gay, died in a hospital at Wayne, WV, last Saturday after a 3 days illness of acute indigestion. Funeral was conducted from the church on Paddle Creek, near Fort Gay, Sunday and interment was made in the Maynard cemetery. Rev. Gilbert Tooley officiated at the rites. He was a member of the Christian Church. Forty one years ago he was married to Mrs. Amanda Raines, who preceded him in death. He had no children and leaves no immediate relatives. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

GREEN, Eliza (Kitchen)
Eliza Kitchen Green, widow of the late Giles Green, died Aug 24 at her home at Webbville, after an illness of 2 years duration. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South for any years. She leaves 2children, one daughter, Mrs. Alice Riggle of Webbville and one son, F. K. Green of Rainelle, WV; 3 brothers, F. L. Kitchen and J. E. Kitchen of Willard, John W. Kitchen of Grayson and one sister, Mrs. Belle Prichard, of Greenup, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral was held Tuesday at the Webbville Church and burial was at the Webbville cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

HARMON, Floyd H. “Dock”
Floyd H. “Dock” Harmon, 30, son of Mrs. Nancy Messer Harmon, of Cadmus and the late Adam Harmon, died early Tuesday morning at the Harmon home at Cadmus after an illness of 8 days. Funeral was conducted from the home of his mother at Cadmus Thursday morning at 10 with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Dave Hewlette officiating, and interment was made in the Harmon Cemetery at Cadmus. Mr. Harmon was single. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nancy Messer Harmon. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 14, 1936

HUGHES, John G.
John G. Hughes, 73, brother of the late Arthur M. Hughes of Louisa and the late Congressman James A. Hughes of Huntington, died at his home in Ashland Sunday night. His death which followed an illness of several weeks, was due to heart ailment. Born in Toronto Canada, Mr. Hughes came to this section early in life and had spent most of his life in Ashland. He was the last of five Hughes brothers, all of whom were prominent in eastern Kentucky and in southern West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 from the residence in Ashland and burial was made in the Ashland cemetery. Mr. Hughes is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard Dawson and Miss Gertrude Hughes, of Ashland, a son, James Douglas Hughes of Cincinnati and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 14, 1936

JAMES, Alice (Vinson)
Mrs. Alice Vinson James, 57, wife of Ireland James, of Glenhayes, WV, died at the home of her brother, L. K. Vinson, in Louisa Tuesday noon. Mrs. James had been in failing health several months but had been acutely ill only 3 days. Mrs. James was a daughter of the late Lazarus and Levisa Wiley Vinson of Glenhayes, pioneer residents of the Tug River section. Mr. and Mrs. James resided at Williamson for several years, moving back to Glenhayes a few years ago. Mrs. James was a member of the Williamson Presbyterian Church and the Williamson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral rites were conducted at the Vinson home in Louisa Thursday morning at 10 and the body was taken to Williamson where interment was made. Mrs. James is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. U. S. Branham of Clifford, KY and Miss Carrie Vinson of Glenhayes, WV and 2 brothers, John Vinson of McFarland, WV and L. K. Vinson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

JONES, Paul
1909-1936
Paul Jones, 26, son of Jimmerson Jones, of Patrick, died in a Logan, WV hospital on Monday of last week from a wound received 2 weeks earlier when he was allegedly shot by Clarence Davis of Landville, Logan County, WV. The body was returned to this county and burial was made near Patrick last week. Jones was shot with a .22 rifle by a brother of his sweetheart, Arline Davis, according to an accounts of the tragedy carried in The Logan Democrat. Extracts from the story follow: The shooting took place at the home of Jimison Davis, the father of the accused Clarence Davis, after an argument as to whether or not Jones was welcome to keep company with the Davis girl. It seems that the father had ordered Jones from the house earlier in evening, but Jones had refused to leave. Witnesses claim that Jones then attacked the parent with a flashlight. Investigating officers then found out that someone went after the son, Clarence, and told him that Jones was beating his father, Davis went to his father’s home, armed with a .22 rifle, and as he entered the front gate, Jones arose from the swing, where he was sitting with Miss Davis and Davis shot him. Jones staggered a few steps toward his assailant, and Davis broke the rifle over his head as he sank to the ground. The body was taken to Richardson, KY, Monday and interment followed Tuesday. The Agee Yost Funeral Home had charge of the body. Davis, who has been at liberty on bond, will be held for a hearing by the September grand jury. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 14, 1936

MARCUM, Frank
Frank Marcum, 59, postmaster at Ceredo, WV, died Tuesday. Burial was made in Huntington Thursday. Surviving are the widow, the former, Miss Nona Grothe; a son, Carl Marcum of New York; 4 sisters, Miss Edith Marcum, Mrs. W. D. O’Nell, Mrs. C. c. Hill of Catlettsburg and Mrs. L. G. Brynes of Huntington and 3 brothers, J. O. Marcum of Ceredo, Charles Marcum of Westmoreland and Homer E. Marcum of Chicago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

MILES, Sarah Ethel
Sarah Ethel Miles, 35 died Tuesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Miles at Blaine, after a 3 months illness. Funeral was conducted from the Saunders cemetery near Blaine Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating and interment made in the Saunders Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one daughter, Orlean and 2 sons, Wade and Charles, at home; 6 sisters, Mrs. J. A. Powell and Mrs. A. L. Gay of Huntington, Mrs. Fonzo Williams of Davisville, KY, Icie Miles of Blaine and Misses Gertrude and Wanda Lee Miles at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

NEWSOME, Albert
Harold Brown, 22, operator of a filling station at Fort Gay, was released under bond of $5,000 at Wayne Monday in the death of Albert Newsome, 38, of Big Hurricane, who died of a brain concussion following a fist fight in front of Brown’s filling station in Fort Gay last Saturday evening. Newsome and Brown engaged in a fist fight when young Brown objected to obscene language purportedly used by Newsome in the presence of Brown’s wife and sustained a brain concussion when his head hit the pavement, it is said. A coroner’s jury summoned by Justice of the Peace Henry H. Wellman returned a verdict that Newsome’s death was caused by a fall after being knocked down by Brown. Brown was arrested by Town Sergeant C. C. New and taken to Wayne where he waived examining trail. He later was released under Bond. Funeral for Newsome was conducted at the home on Big Hurricane five miles from Fort Gay Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Carmi Webb officiating, and interment was made there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Moore Newsome, 3 children, Lucille, 7, Arnetta, 4, and Billie Joe, 18 months, one brother, at Delbarton, WV; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Thornhill, of Williamson and Misses Bertha and Lucille of Kermit. Newsome formerly resided at Saltpetre, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

PACK, Isaac
Isaac Pack, 80, a lifelong resident of Grant district, Wayne County and a brother of Mrs. Margaret McClure of Lowmansville, KY died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Betty Shadwick at Logan, WV, Jul 14. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

PARKER, Billie Ray
Billie Ray Parker, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Parker of Louisa, died Wednesday morning after an illness of a month. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday at the Thompson Cemetery and interment was made there. Surviving are the parents, a brother and sister. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

PERRY, Mary Gertrude
Mary Gertrude Perry, one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Perry of Cherryville, died last Thursday after a brief illness. Deceased was a twin sister of Joe Perry who died the previous Sunday. Funeral was conducted at Chapman Friday and interment made there. Mrs. Perry is the former, Miss Beatrice Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones of Potter. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

PERRY, Joe
Joe Perry, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Perry, of Cherryville, died Sunday evening. Funeral was conducted at Chapman Tuesday. The child’s mother is the former Miss Beatrice Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones of Potter. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

POWELL, Amanda (Burgess)
1850-1936
Mrs. Amanda Burgess Powell, native of the Kavanaugh section of Boyd County, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Waldron, in Huntington. She had been in poor health for several months and was stricken suddenly ill 10 days previous to her death. Mrs. Powell was one of 14 children of the late George and Martha Roberts Burgess, early settlers in the lower Big Sandy Valley. She married Perry A. Powell of Boyd County, who preceded her in death 22 years ago. Funeral was conducted Saturday from the Waldron residence and interment made in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

PRINCE, Eva (Harvey)
Mrs. Eva Harvey Prince, 39 years old, wife of Ransom Prince of Donithan, KY, died at the home Jul 29 of pneumonia. Mrs. Prince was the daughter of W. M. and Nancy Maynard Harvey, who survive. In addition to the parents and husband, she is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Anse Fields, of Glenhayes, Mrs. Have Belcher of Webb, and Mrs. Mary Belcher of Louisa, route 2. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her parents, with burial in the Harvey cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 14, 1936

RICE, Jean (Cockrell)
Mrs. Jean Cockrell Rice, 66, widow of the late John M. Rice, of Louisa, died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital following a leg amputation submitted to Monday. Mrs. Rice had been confined to her room by illness for 5 weeks. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 4:30 from the Curtright Funeral Home here with the Rev. A. M. Martin, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, officiating and interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery here beside her late husband. Mrs. Rice was born at Ezel, Morgan county. She resided in Frankfort most of her life, where her husband served as assistant state auditor for 2 terms and held other state appointive positions. Mr. Rice died 10 years ago, since when Mrs. Rice had made her home at the Louisa Inn here. Mrs. Rice was a member of the Christian Church and has only one surviving relative, Medley Oliver of Huntington, a cousin. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

RICHMOND, W. W.
Dr. W. W. “Bill” Richmond, 64, prominent, Floyd County physician and landowner, died suddenly at his home in Prestonsburg Jul 28. Dr. Richmond was a director of the Bank Josephine, a member of the I. Richmond Company and was one of the county’s largest landowners. Besides his mother, Dr. Richmond is survived by one sister, Mrs. F. H. Cottrell, of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 7, 1936

ROSE, Millard Filmore
1872-1936
Millard Filmore Rose, 64, a native of the Twin Branch section of Lawrence County, died Aug 16 at his home in Hutchinson, KS, relatives here have been informed. A son of the late Sam and Ellen Rose of Twin Branch, Mr. Rose was born and reared in this county and lived on Twin branch until the death of his first wife, Mrs. Lavina Carter in 1903, when he moved to Holsington, KS. He operated a farm in Haskell County, KS, until failing health caused him to move to Hutchison shortly after the close of the World War. By his second marriage to Edith Dressler of Holsington, KS in 1907, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Johnson of Pueblo, CO and Miss Fern Rose, at home. Other survivors include his wife, 2 sisters, Mrs. Silas Jobe of Catlettsburg, KY, and Mrs. Curtis Thomas of Baileyville, WV; and 3 brothers, Robert Rose of Daniels Creek, KY, Mont Rose of Busseyville, KY and Jay Rose of Council Grove, KS. Funeral was conducted at Hutchinson, KS and interment made there Aug 18. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

SALMONS, Archie Curtis
Archie Curtis Salmons, 10 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Salmons, of Missouri Branch, died at his home Aug 9 following a brief illness of flux. Funeral services were conducted Aug 10 by the Rev. W. H. Jude and interment was made in the Marcum Cemetery at Bull Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

SAMMONS, Henry Clay, Jr.
Henry Clay Sammons, Jr., 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sammons, and a grandson of Mrs. H. C. Sammons, of Louisa, was killed at his home in Sedalia, MO, Aug 17 when a .38 revolver in the hands of his chum, John F. Laws, believed to have been unloaded, was accidentally discharged. Returning to the Sammons home from a music studio where they were rehearsing violin numbers they were to play at the Missouri State Fair, young Sammons and his chum went upstairs to close windows as a storm came up and while there young Sammons showed his chum his father’s revolver. A clipping from a Sedalia paper says”: He removed the shells and thought he had removed them all. While holding them in his hand, John Fred examined the gun and feeling sure it was not loaded, for there were the shells in Henry Clay’s hand, pulled the trigger. There was no explosion and he pulled it again, but this time it discharged, the bullet passing through young Sammons body, near the breast bone and at an angle through the heart.

Young Sammons and his chum were both members of the Sedalia Symphony orchestra. Sammons was a sophomore in Smith-Cooton high school at Sedalia where he was one of the school’s most brilliant students, the Sedalia paper stated. He also attended the Baptist Sunday school and recently had been complimented for a perfect attendance record of 8 years. Funeral was conducted in the Baptist Church at Sedalia and interment made there. Young Sammons’ father, H. c. Sammons was born and reared in Louisa, but has resided at Sedalia from many years where he is an engineer for the Missouri-Pacific railway. The grandmother, Mrs. H. C. Sammons of Louisa; 2 uncles, Forrest C. Sammons and Ed Raymond Sammons of Huntington and an aunt, Miss Mae Sammons of Huntington went to Sedalia Tuesday of last week to attend the funeral. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

SAMMONS, James Paul
James Paul Sammons, 5 year old son of Auxier and Mary Heltsley Sammons of Glenhayes, WV, drowned in a rain barrel near the Sammons home shortly before noon last Saturday. The child was found by its mother in a rain barrel near the smoke house. The child had placed a small ladder against the barrel and evidently had climbed to the top of the b arrel and reached over to get a bucket of water while playing near the home. A small bucket was found beside the child at the bottom of the barrel. Funeral was conducted Sunday and interment was made in he Ratcliff cemetery near Glenhayes. The child is survived by its parents and a brother and sister. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1936

SPERRY, Claude
Claude Sperry, 46, for many years a farmer at Durbin, Boyd County, died Aug 12 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Harmon of Catlettsburg. Funeral was conducted Friday from the Grassland M. E. Church, South and interment made in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Mr. Sperry is survived by 4 children, 2 sons, Charles of Ceredo, WV and Jacob R. of Durbin and 2 daughters, Mrs. John Harmon of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Wayne Gallagher of Ashland. Three brothers also survive. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

THOMPSON, Dr. Emory
Dr. Emory Thompson, a native of Wayne County, WV, died suddenly at 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug 9 at his home at Holden, MO. He was 68 years of age. Dr. Thompson was born at Genoa, the son of Laban and Martha Thompson. He had been a practicing physician for 45 years and had resided at Holden since December 1905. He spent a busy day preceding the fatal attack and retired at 11 p.m. that night. He died before his wife could summon aid. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 28, 1936

WELLMAN, Nellie (Smith)
Mrs. Nellie Smith Wellman, 88, wife of Dave Wellman, died at the Wellman home in Louisa Tuesday afternoon after an illness of 3 months. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the home with the Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiating and interment was made in the Wellman cemetery at Smokey Valley. Mrs. Wellman is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Tom Kirk, of Louisa and one son, Harry May of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 21, 1936

 

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ADKINS, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Adkins, 73, died Friday morning at his home near Wayne, Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Christina Childers Adkins, a son, Clinton Adkins, of Wayne, 3 sisters, Miss Paralie Adkins of Huntington, and Mrs. Ruth Childers and Mrs.Victoria Adkins, both of Bowen, WV and 3 brothers, Arnold and Jeremiah Adkins, both of Huntington, and Moses Adkins of Bowen. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

ANDERSON, Nannie (Kee)
Suffering a broken collar bone and minor internal injuries Sunday afternoon in an auto wreck near Olive Hill, Mrs. Nannie Kee Anderson, 68, wife of Jonah H. Anderson of Catalpa, this county, died in a Louisa hospital Wednesday afternoon of embolism caused when a blood clot was carried to the brain in the blood stream. Condition of Mr. Anderson, injured in the same wreck, was reported serious by hospital attaches here Wednesday. Three other occupants of the car, Mrs. Martha Layne, 76, and her daughter, Miss Ethel Layne, and son Leslie Layne, also of Catalpa, were only slightly hurt. The party was enroute home in the Layne car, driven by Leslie Layne from a week end motor trip in central Kentucky when the wreck occurred. In rounding a horseshoe curve near Olive Hill, the car skidded over an embankment and turned partly over. After receiving first aid treatment in Olive Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were brought to the Louisa hospital in an ambulance Sunday evening. Mr. Anderson, it was believed the most seriously hurt. He suffered a fractured pelvis and internal injuries which necessitated an operation. Although serious, his condition was reported as improving Wednesday. Mrs. Anderson suffered internal injuries and was believed to be recovering when she was stricken with embolism shortly after noon Wednesday and died suddenly. Miss Ethel Layne suffered a cut leg and minor bruises and was able to return to her home at Catalpa Wednesday. Mrs. Martha Layne and Leslie Layne suffered only minor bruises. Funeral for Mrs. Anderson was conducted Thursday afternoon at the mouth of Blaine and interment was made in the Potter family cemetery there. Deceased was a daughter of the late Isaac and Cleo Saunders Kee. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, Joe Fugate of Potter, KY, Jim Fugate of London, OH and J. Morton Fugate, U. S. Army; a nephew, Lawrence Bowe, of Catalpa, KY, a sister, Mrs. A. E. Parson of Louisville, KY and 2 brothers, Peter Kee of Everman, KY and Henry Kee of Gilbo, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

BISHOP, Ben F.
Ben F. Bishop, 33, of Adams, died on Wednesday of last week at his home after a week’s illness of typhoid. Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife and small daughter, Jean; his mother, Mrs. Alice Bishop; 2 brothers, Paris of Cordell and Harry of Ashland, 3 sisters, Haley, Mrs. Charley Young and Mrs. John Loar, all of Ashland. Interment was made Thursday in the Osborn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

BOLT, John M.
John M. Bolt, 56, a native of the Bolts Fork section of this county, died last Friday at his home in Huntington. Mr. Bolt is a son of Mrs. Nancy Durney Bolt, of Bolts Fork and the late Isaac Bolt. Mr. Bolt was associated for 25 years with the Northcott-Tate-Hagy Company in Huntington and retied a few years ago because of failing health. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday in the Beverly Hills Methodist Episcopal Church in Huntington with the Rev. E. L. Hinerman, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Mr. Bolt is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Nancy Durney Bolt of Bolts Fork and a brother, Burg Bolt of East Fork. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

BORDERS, Lewis W.
1879-1936
Lewis W. Borders, 57, widely known resident of Fort Gay, died in a Louisa hospital Wednesday night at 8:30 of coronary occlusion, a heart condition. Mr. Borders had been in failing health for several months and was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning. Funeral will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 from the Fort Gay M. C. church and interment will be made in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Borders was a son of the late Nathan Borders and Mrs. Martha Wellman Borders. He was a partner with his brother, W. D. Borders, in operating the Fort Gay Hardware at Fort Gay. He was a member of the Butler district board of education when the Fort Gay high school was constructed a few years ago. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Martha Wellman Borders, of Patrick, KY; his wife, Mrs. Abigail Borders; one daughter, Mrs. O. F. Elswick of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Loftus, Ray, Herman and Lewis Borders, Jr. all of Fort Gay; one brother, W. D. Borders of Fort Gay; and 2 sisters, Mrs. D. G. Brown of Patrick, KY and Mrs. Nathan Auxier, of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

BOTTS, James T.
James T. Botts, 88, native of Carter County, died Aug 31 at his home in Havana, KS. Before moving to Kansas, Mr. Botts taught a number of schools in Carter County and practiced law at Grayson. He is survived by his wife who was the former Miss Minerva Caron of Bruin, Elliott County. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

BOULTON, Adel (Hager)
Mrs. Adel Hager Boulton, wife of William B. Boulton, of Aiken, SC, and a daughter of Judge and Mrs. John F. Hager of Ashland, died suddenly Aug 26 in a private hospital in Desbartes, Ontario, Canada, where she had been visiting her sister at their summer home in Canada. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

BUSH, Charles
Charles Bush, 4 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva E. Bush of Ashland, died Monday after an illness of 8 days. Surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters at home, the parents, the grandparents, Mrs. Charles Kebele, of Glenwood, KY and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Dalton of Hicksville, KY and several aunts and uncles. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

CAMPBELL, John W.
John W. Campbell, 88 years old, died at his home on Lower Camp Creek, in Wayne County, WV, Sep 11. He is survived by 3 sons, Milton, Irvin and Eustace, all of Huntington; 2 brothers, Lee Campbell of Kenova; Thurman Campbell, of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Lou Collinsworth of Fallsburg, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at the residence by Rev. A. J. Hensley, with burial in the Barbour cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

DIALS, Margaret (Dickerson)
Mrs. Margaret Dickerson, 83, widow of the late Alexander J. Dials, died last Friday at the Dials home on upper Laurel near Blaine. Funeral was conducted last Saturday and interment was made near the forks of Blaine. Mrs. Dials is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert Lyon of Blaine and Mrs. Albert Williams of Ashland, KY and a son, Albert “Shorty” Dials of Blaine and one brother, Jack Dickerson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

FAULCONER, Ernest
Ernest Faulconer, Jr., 26, of Orange, VA, a steam shovel fireman for the Walton Construction company of Roanoke, VA, was killed by suffocation Monday when he was buried beneath a landslide at Stonecoal 3 miles east of Crum on the N & W Railway. The Walton Construction Company is engaged in removing dirt in the Stonecoal section for the N & W railway for widening their roadbed. Faulconer, it is said, went down in the pit to repair the above, when the landslide occurred. He was buried so deep that 2 hours were required by workman to reach his body. Two other workman whose names were not obtained were slightly hurt. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

FITZPATRICK, Elizabeth (Maynard)
1850-1936
Mrs. Elizabeth Maynard Fitzpatrick , 86, a lifelong resident of the southern section of Lawrence County, opposite Glenhayes, WV, died at her home there Sunday afternoon near the close of the annual reunion of her family held Sunday at her home. Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been in failing health for several months and had been confined to her bed for a little more than a week. Surrounded by relatives and friends, she passed peacefully Sunday afternoon about 2:30. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was the widow of the late Ulysses Fitzpatrick who died a number of years ago, and was an active member of the Baptist Church. She was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her. Funeral rites were conducted at the home Tuesday morning by Rev. Nelson and Rev. John Rucker. Interment was made in a stone tomb constructed 28 years ago by her late husband on a hill overlooking the home near the mouth of Patrick branch. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Julia Burk of Potter, KY, Mrs. A. J. Crum of near Glenhayes, WV, Mrs. Andy New, of Esco, KY and Mrs. Sally Damron of Williamson, WV and 3 sons, James, Dan and Shelton Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes, WV and a brother, Dan Maynard of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

FRAZIER, Benjamin
Benjamin Frazier, 44, a native of the Buchanan section of this county, died last Saturday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of 4 days. He was born at Buchanan, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Josephine Frazier; 4 children, Dorothy, Gladys, Billy and Joe Roy all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier of Catlettsburg and 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Shilling of Ashland and Mrs. Charles Newman of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

GOBLE, Tabetha
Mrs. Tabetha Goble, 77, widow of the late L. B. Goble, of Inez, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. James, in Ashland where she had gone a few weeks earlier for a visit. The body was taken to Inez where funeral was conducted Friday with the Rev. J. R. Fairchilds officiating. She is survived by one son, Lewis Goble of Inez; 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter Bowen, of Tennessee, Mrs. J. A. Bowen of Inez, and Mrs. E. B. James of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

HANNERS, H. G. “Dad”
H. G. “Dad” Hanners, 70, died at his home in Louisa Tuesday evening following a stroke. Mr. Hanners served for several years as toll keepers for the Louisa & Fort Gay Bridge Company here, but retired 2 yeas ago because of declining health. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last April. Funeral rites were conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. D. A. Hayes officiating, and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Born at Oldtown, Greenup County, a son of the late James A. and Catherine Webb Hanners, Mr. Hanners came to Louisa in 1900 and resided here since. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Cornelius Hanners; 2 sons, Henry A. Hanners, of Ashland, KY, and Albert A. Hanners of Louisa and 3 daughters, Mrs. John A. Vaughan, of Louisa, Mrs. E. B. Cox of Sprigg, WV, and Mrs. Taylor Muncy of Kent, OH; and the following brothers and sisters: George A. Hanners, Dorton, KY, Jacob J. Hanners, Newport, KY, William W. Hanners, Pruitt, KY, Mrs. Evelyn Blocker, Miami, FL, Mrs. Mary Zukora, South Portsmouth, KY, Mrs. Harry Brooker, South Portsmouth, KY and Ben H. Hanners of South Portsmouth, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

HASKINS, Walter Scott
Walter Scott Haskins, 38, prominent attorney and capitalist of Prestonsburg, died in a Huntington hospital on Thursday of last week after a brief illness. Born at Prestonsburg, a son of Mrs. Josephine Davidson Harkins and the late Walter B. Harkins, he was a scion of pioneer Big Sandy stock. He received his law degree at Ann Arbor, MI and returned to Prestonsburg where he formed a partnership with his brother, Joseph D. Harkins. He was a director and stockholder of the Bank Josephine and also a stockholder and director in a number of corporations in developing the gas fields of eastern Kentucky. Funeral was held from the Prestonsburg M. E. Church, South Saturday and interment made there. Surviving in addition to the brother and law partner, Joseph D. Harkins, are the widow, the former Miss Marguerite Fox of Danville, KY, the mother, Mrs. Josephine D. Harkins; 4 sons, Montgomery Scott, George Archer, William Fox and Donald Davidson Harkins, all of Prestonsburg; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Iley B. Browning of Ashland and Mrs. Grover L. Howard, formerly of Huntington, now of Miami, FL. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

HAYES, Dicie (Francis)
Mrs. Dicie Francis Hayes, 61, widow of the late Zeal Hayes, of Noris, died early Monday morning in a Louisa hospital following an illness of 10 days. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning at 10 from the Judd Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Al Hayes, Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating and interment was made in the Judd Cemetery at Noris. Deceased was a daughter of the late William and Betsy Pack Davis. She had been a member of the Baptist church for 15 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Att Miller of Noris, KY, Mrs. Fray Wienrick of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Arbie Vanhoose; 2 sons, Clarence Estep of Columbus, OH and Fred Estep of Noris, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Kitchen of Noris, KY and Mrs. George Edwards of Lucasville, OH and 3 brothers, Marion and Andy Frances of Noris, KY and William Frances of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

JOHNSON, Loyal C.
Loyal C. Johnson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Johnson, of the mouth of Donithan, died Saturday shortly after birth. Interment was made Monday at Saltpetre, WV. Surviving are the parents and 4 brothers. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

JOHNSON, Nola (McKenzie)
1888-1935
Mrs. Nola McKenzie Johnson, 48, wife of Freelin Johnson of Chattaroy, WV, died Friday morning in a Louisa hospital after an illness since last December. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey McKenzie. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home of a sister in law, Mrs. Wiley Hall, near Louisa, and interment was made in a cemetery there. Surviving besides the husband, are a brother, Jurm McKenzie, of Auxier, KY and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Kirk of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

LEMASTER, Renda Louise
Renda Louise Lemaster, 6 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lemaster, died at the Lemaster home in Louisa Thursday morning after in illness of 6 weeks. Funeral and interment will be in the Smith Cemetery at Gallup Friday afternoon at 3. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

LENTZ, Geoffery W.
Geoffery W. Lentz, 28, husband of the former Miss Imogene Kitchen of Cadmus, was crushed to death in a steel plant at Aliquippa, PA, where he worked last Saturday, according to word received here this week. Lentz, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lentz, of Overall, VA had been employed at the Jones and Lauglin Steel Corporation plant the past 10 years and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was crushed to death when caught in a conveyor belt, it was reported. The body was taken to Port Royal, VA, where funeral was conducted. The body was accompanied by Mrs. Lentz, her sister, Mrs. Charles Fish of Beaver Falls, PA and brother, J. H. Kitchen. Surviving besides the wife are 2 children, Zella Jean and Luella. Mrs. Lentz is a daughter of Mrs. Samantha and the late Green Kitchen of Cadmus, this county. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

LYON, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Lyon, 10 month old daughter of Pay H. and Luis Geraldine Mehl Lyon, of Catlettsburg, died in an Ashland hospital Saturday after an illness of 4 days. The father is a native of Blaine, KY, and the mother of Parkersburg, WV. Betty Lou was born near Catlettsburg Nov 28, 1935.Funeral services were held Monday from the Lazear Funeral Home with Rev. W.C. Pierce officiating and interment made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, 4 brothers, Robert Bruce, Thomas Homer, John Sheldon and Edwin Bryce, one sister, Mary Elizabeth, all at home; and the grandparents, Mrs. Emma Mehl of Parkersburg, WV and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Lyon of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

LYON, Martha (Hutchinson)
Mrs. Martha Hutchinson Lyon, 70, wife of Hugh D. Lyon of Fannin, Elliott County, and mother of Dr. A. M. Lyon of Louisa, died at the Lyon home at Fannin last Saturday following a paralytic stroke suffered the previous day. Funeral was conducted from the Lyon home at Fannin last Sunday with the Rev. Rufus Fannin and Rev. Enoch Lewis officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the husband, 3 sons, Dr. A. M. Lyon, Louisa, Dr. O. M. Lyon, Olive Hill and Autie Lyon Fannin; and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Ferguson of Fannin; 4 brothers, H.V. Frank and John M. Hutchinson of Elkfork, KY and Henry Hutchinson of Fannin, KY; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Adelia Lyon and Mrs. Elizabeth White of Elkfork, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

MARCUM, William
William Marcum, 79, formerly of the Crum section, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Jones, in Huntington. He is survived by 3 sons, Boyd Marcum, Huntington, and John and James Marcum both of Crum; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth Meade and Mrs. Anna Shingleton, both of Ceredo and Mrs. Bessie Gilkerson, Prichard, 36 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

MAYNARD, Charles
Charles Maynard, 58, prominent farmer of the Naugatuck section, died Monday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Maynard. Funeral was conducted at Naugatuck and interment made in the family cemetery in Martin County, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

MCCALLUM, J. G.
J. G. McCallum, 50, for many years a telegraph operator on the Big Sandy division of the Chesapeake & Ohio railway, died Saturday at his home near Lockwood after an illness of 8 months. Mr. McCallum served as telegrapher at Chapman and Richardson for several years and later at Lockwood. He was a native of South Carolina. Funeral rites were conducted Monday from the M. E. Church at Durbin with the Rev. O. P. Smith of Ashland, officiating, and interment was made there. He was a member of the Durbin M. E. Church and also a member of the Bolts Fork Masonic Lodge. Mr. McCallum leaves his widow, Mrs. Blanche McCallum, one daughter, Bertha B. McCallum, 4 brothers, P. A., Charles L. and D. E. McCallum, all of Mize, Miss., and W. A. McCallum of Mt. Olive, Miss. and 3 sisters, Mrs. D. T. McNair and Mrs. William Lack, of Mize, Miss., and Mrs. P. F. McNair, of Saratoga, Miss. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

MCCLURE, Lynn B.
Lynn B. McClure, 79, of Dehart, Morgan County, died Aug 25. His wife and 4 children survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

MITCHELL, Bonnie Sue
1936-1936
Bonnie Sue Mitchell, 5 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Cecil Mitchell of Georges Creek, died Tuesday. Funeral was conducted Wednesday from the home and interment made in the Preston Cemetery at Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

PARSLEY, Riley
Riley Parsley, 24, son of Lee (Bob) Parsley of Beauty, KY, was killed almost instantly when he jumped from a west bound train at lower Burning Creek near Kermit on Tuesday, Aug 18. He was returning home from Welch when the accident occurred. Surviving relatives are the father and step mother; 5 sisters and 2 brothers: Mrs. Alice Tiller and Mrs. Ethyl Maynard of Pilgrim; Mrs. Ella Cornes of Crum, May, Hiram, Leonard and Hazel Parsley, at home and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jude. Burial was in the Jack Jude Cemetery on Wolf Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

PERRY, Anna Lee
Miss Anna Lee Perry, 24, daughter of Wade Perry, of Peach Orchard, this county, committed suicide by firing a .38 caliber bullet into her left breast near the heart Monday at the home of Willard Fleming at Peg in Martin County near Kermit, where she resided, according to a story in Tuesday’s Williamson Daily News. In a farewell note, the girl said she intended to kill herself Sunday but could not get away from the house, and asked that she be buried near the grave of her sister’s child. She had visited the cemetery Sunday, if was stated. The Williamson News story said the girl had been despondent for some time. She had been married but either was divorced or separated from her husband, Paul Childers, formerly of Gnats Creek. Friends and neighbors said she had resumed her maiden name. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday morning and burial made in the Stone cemetery in Martin County. Surviving in addition to the father are the following brothers and sisters and half sisters: Mildred Marcum of McVeigh, Mabel Whitten of Richardson, KY, Sherman Perry, Irene Perry, Envy Perry, Arthur Perry and Joe Perry, all fo Milo, KY. Her mother died several years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

POTTER, John M.
Examining trial for Virgil Thompson, 56, of Fullers, arrested early last Sunday morning in connection with the knife slaying of John M. Potter, 52, of Catalpa, whose body was found last Saturday midnight in the county road near the mouth of Blaine bridge, will be conducted before County Judge L. D. Fyffe here Friday morning. Thompson is held in jail here. Potter’s body, partly disemboweled by a cut across the top of the abdomen and bearing numerous other knife wounds, was found slumped beside the road near the south end of the bridge across Blaine at Catalpa last Saturday night about midnight by a neighbor who was passing in a truck. A coroner’s inquest conducted Sunday morning by Justice of the Peace, E. E. Adams disclosed that Thompson and others had been with Potter early Saturday evening near the place where his body was found. The coroner’s jury after hearing evidence, however, returned a verdict that Potter came to hid death by knife wounds inflicted by parties unknown.

Thompson was arrested early Sunday morning by Sheriff G.F. Smith and Louisa Policeman Ed Brown, at the nearby home of Fred Kinner. He went there about 9 Saturday night, it was stated, and was treated for wounds on the head and arms. Sheriff Smith said that Thompson had a bloody knife in his pocket when arrested and that he made the remark that he “had used it”. After being brought to the jail there, Thompson was treated at the Riverview hospital where attending physicians said he had a brain concussion and wounds on the arms. If there were nay eye-witnesses in the killing, their testimony had not been divulged yet, and details of the affray are not known.

Thompson, a bachelor, is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andy Thompson of the Catt section. During the past few months he had made his home with relatives at Fullers and previously had resided at the home of John Loar at Tabors Creek, WV.

Potter, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Potter of Catalpa, was born in Letcher County. He resided for a number of years on Tygarts Creek in Greenup County, returning to his farm near the mouth of Blaine 4 years ago. Potter’s body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here and prepared for burial. Funeral rites were conducted Monday at the Mayo Chapel at Catalpa with the Rev. H.B. Hewlette of Louisa, officiating, and interment was made in the Potter family cemetery. Deceased is survived by 4 sons, Gerald, Gordon, Glenn Franklin and Columbus Potter, all of Logan, WV; one daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Potter of Logan, WV; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lettie Burke of Louisa, Mrs. William Rice of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Hart Newsome of Circleville, OH and Mrs. Cassie Vanover, of Burdine, KY, and 3 brothers, K. C. and Martin Potter of Catalpa, and Isaac Potter of Lode, Greenup County. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

PRICHARD, Millard F.
Millard F. Prichard, 62, prominent farmer of Bolts Fork section near the Lawrence-Boyd County line, and a brother of Judge Watt M. Prichard died suddenly last Thursday morning in St. Mary’s hospital in Huntington where he was apparently well on the road to recovery after a major surgical operation submitted to a week earlier. Born at the old Prichard home at Bolts Fork, Mr. Prichard was a son of the late J. T. and Olivia Bolt Prichard who were among the pioneer settlers of that section. Mr. Prichard was one of the most successful farmers of the Bolts Fork section and also was active in church and fraternal circles. He was a member of the Christian Church and of the Bolts Fork Masonic lodge. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. Eggleston of Grassland, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery with Masonic services being conducted at the grave. Active pallbearers were 6 nephews, Dr. M. C. Prichard, Dr. H. J. Prichard, Jerome Prichard, Mark Hannah, Prichard Hannah, and Manus Robinette. Honorary pall bearers were Paynter Davis, John Childers, Drew Hogan, Cal Lambert, Henry Ross, Fred Ross, O. B. Hutchinson, John McCormick, Lon Riffe, Ike Fannin, A. J. Buckley and Ed Chaffin. Mr. Prichard’s death bereaves his widow, Mary Robinette Prichard, 3 daughters, Mrs. Domingo Paradis of Johnson City, TN, Mrs. Lula Whitton of Portsmouth, OH and Dorothy of Rush; 4 sons, Joseph, Timothy and Lloyd of Rush and Edgar of Ashland. Two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Chapman of Tupelo, Miss., and Mrs. C. W. g. Hannah of Portsmouth, OH, 3 brothers, Judge Watt M. Prichard, of Ashland, Dr. C. L. Prichard of Harold, KY and C. D. Prichard of Catlettsburg, also survive. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

ROSE, Millard Fillmore
Millard Filmore Rose son of the late Sam and Ellen (Carter) Rose was born on April 19, 1872 near the town of Louisa in Lawrence County, Ky. There he grew to manhood. On September 24, 1893 , he married Lavina Carter who was the daughter of Thomas and Polly Carter of Irish Creek . To this union were born two boys and one girl, the two boys, Henry Geiger, James Laudie preceded him in death. His wife Lavina Carter Rose died January 21, 1903..

On April 7, 1907 Millard Rose was united in marriage to Edith Dressler of Hoisington, Kansas. To this union were born one daughter. Mr. Rose was a member of the Methodist Church for 29 years. His decline in health came gradually during the last years. He died August 16, 1936 at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas where he had lived many years. Surviving to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father are his wife Mrs. Edith Rose RFD 3, Hutchinson, Kansas; and two daughters Mrs. Opal Johnson, 2607 Fifth Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Thomas, Baileyville, W Va., Mrs. Silas Jobe, Catlettsbur, Ky, three brothers, Robert Rose of Daniels Creek, LC Ky, Mont Rose, Busseyville, Ky, and Jay Rose of Council Grove, Kansas..Funeral services were held August 18, 1936 from the Johnson Funeral Home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Interment was made in the Hutchinson, Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

SAMMONS, Betty
Mrs. Betty Sammons, 56, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lon Boggs, at Rush. Funeral was conducted from the Bolts Fork Holiness Church and interment made in the Ellis Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, William M. Sammons of Rush, 2 daughters, Mrs. Lon Boggs of Rush and Mrs. Jay Phillips of Adeline, KY and 7 sons, Lon and Frank of Ligon, KY, Charles, J. T. Denver, Edward and Fred, of Rush. One sister, Mrs. Kate Johnson of Columbus, OH and 2 brothers, Lon Reeves of Princess, KY and Charles Reeves of Huntington, WV, also survive. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

SHEPHERD, Mrs. Emma (Stewart)
Mrs. Emma Stewart Shepherd, 70, widow of the late Thomas Jacob Shepherd, former resident of Grayson, died at her home in Olive Hill, Sep 15. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos W. Stewart and was born in Lewis County. Mrs. Shepherd’s husband was for many years a mail clerk on the Eastern Kentucky Railway, from Greenup to Webbville. She is survived by one son, Bert Shepherd. Mrs. Shepherd had been paralyzed for many years. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

SMITH, Thelma (Bishop)
Mrs. Thelma Bishop Smith, 31, wife of John C. Smith of Gallup, died Wednesday afternoon in a Louisa hospital after a 2 days illness of tetanus. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Smith Cemetery at Gallup with the Rev. Hurt, pastor of the Gallup M. E. Church officiating and interment will be made in the Smith cemetery there. Surviving besides the husband are 4 daughters and 2 sons and 3 brothers, Claude and Clyde Bishop of Catlettsburg and Moody Bishop of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 4, 1936

STEWART, James B.
James B. Stewart, 51 years old, former civil engineer of Kenova, died last Friday afternoon in his home at Houston, TX following a lingering illness. Mr. Stewart early in his professional career helped survey for the Norfolk & Western right of way in the Big Sandy valley. He is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Jane Keyser, Kenova, Mrs. Cecil Plymale, Ceredo, Mrs. T. e. Ayers, Kenova and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Portsmouth, OH and a brother, Everett Stewart, Oklahoma City, OK. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 18, 1936

TAYLOR, Henry G.
Henry G. Taylor, 45, of Wayne, WV, a veteran of the World War, died Saturday in the U. S. Veterans Hospital at Huntington following an illness of four weeks. Mr. Taylor, a native of Wayne County, was the son of the late James A. Taylor, and Nancy Ratcliff Taylor, who survives him. Educated in Oak View Academy in Wayne, he enlisted in the United States Army at Kenova, was assigned to the aviation corps and saw 9 months foreign service. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the American Legion. In private life he was a construction engineer. In 1920 Mr. Taylor married Miss Mabel Wellman of Wayne, who survived him. Five children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, also survive. Surviving also are 2 brothers, Ralph Taylor of Westmoreland and William F. Taylor of Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. C. F. Allen of Wayne and Miss Mildred Taylor of Wayne. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

THOMPSON, Mary (Berry)
Mrs. Mary Berry Thompson, 70, widow of the late Jack Thompson, died at her home at Noris last Friday afternoon after a long illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Berry of Little Blaine. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon and interment made in the Judd Cemetery, at Noris. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

WARD, Monterville
Inez, KY, Aug 31—Special to The News—Monterville Ward, 81, widely known resident of Martin County, died at his home in Inez, Aug 14. Mr. Ward had been a member of the Baptist Church for 45 years. He wa a son of the late Wells and Sena Preston Ward. He is survived by 3 children, Edna Ward, Elizabeth Ward Davis and Prof. W. B. Ward, of Fort Thomas, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1936

WHEELER, Amos
Amos Wheeler, 46, of the head of Brushy section of this county, was struck and killed by an automobile while walking to his work near Ashville, OH, on Friday of last week. Mr. Wheeler’s body was found in the road, according to reports reaching here, indicating that he had been hit by an automobile and that the driver did not stop. The body was returned Sunday to his home where funeral was conducted Monday morning. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wheeler of the Brushy section. He is survived by his wife, one son and 3 daughters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 25, 1936

WHITE, J. F.
J. F. White, 68, prominent farmer and merchant of Green, Elliott County, died Saturday following a month’s illness of typhoid and pneumonia fever. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Missouri White, and 5 sons, D. G. White, of Morehead, KY, Major J. N. White, Panama Canal Zone, J. E. White, of Ashland, L. C. White of Green, KY, and B.L. White at home. He also is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Amanda Green, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Della Mobley, Ashland, Mrs. Roy Flanery and Mrs. Marvis Howard, of Green, KY. Funeral services were held in the White cemetery at Green Sunday afternoon with interment there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 11, 1936

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ARMSTRONG, Laura (Asbury)
Mrs. Laura Asbury Armstrong, 68, wife of Willis G. Armstrong, died at her home at Culbertson, R. F. D. 1, Buchanan, KY, Tuesday. Mrs. Armstrong was well known throughout this section of the state. She and her husband lived on the old John Power’s farm, one of several hundred acres, which has been in Mrs. Armstrong’s family for generations. Mrs. Armstrong fell dead while picking beans in her garden. She was born in Lawrence County, OH, the daughter of John H. and Elizabeth Powers Asbury. She has been a resident of Boyd County and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Culberson for the last 31 years. She is survived by her husband, Willis G. Armstrong; 5 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Rehme, Mrs. Nora Marcum and Mrs. Belle Yates all of Waterloo, OH; Mrs. Mary Jackson of Marietta, OH and Miss Rosalie Asbury of Portsmouth, OH an several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

BARKER, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Barker, 68, wife of J. F. Barker, died at her home in Ashland Saturday evening at 8:15 after an illness of 6 months. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Cains Creek, KY. Mrs. Barker had lived in Ashland for the past 6 years. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Willie Collier of South Portsmouth, KY. Funeral services were held Sunday evening at 7:30 from the home of a sister in law, Mrs. Margaret Laney of Whites Creek. Rev. Dave Sturgill and Rev. A. Keeton officiated. The funeral party left Monday morning for Elliott County where services were held at the grave in the Barker cemetery by Rev. Wick Moore. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

BELLOMY, Glenn Elwood
Glenn Elwood Bellomy, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Bellomy, of Prichard, route 1, died early Wednesday morning in a hospital in Ashland 5 days after undergoing an operation. The body was brought to Louisa and prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral was conducted from the Bellomy home at the mouth of Tabors Creek, 4 miles from here Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Lonzo Bellomy officiating and interment was made in the Ferguson Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 30, 1936

BILLUPS, Taylor Bascom
Taylor Bascom Billups, 69, retired Louisa business man, died suddenly of a heart attack at his hoe on Main street here last Saturday afternoon about 4. Mr. Billups had been in failing health for about 3 years but had been confined to his home only 2 days. A son of the late Samuel and Nancy McClure Billups, Mr. Billups was born and reared in Lawrence county and had resided in Louisa most of his life. He was a traveling salesman in this section for a number of years, and later was engaged in the grocery and lunch room business in Louisa. He served for 16 years as a member of the Louisa city council. Engaging in the real estate business for a few years. Mr. Billups had a wide knowledge of the county in and around Louisa and many people from Louisa and parts of the county consulted him about land and land marks in this section. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday afternoon fro the residence with the Rev. R. C. Crowell of Ashland, officiating. A choir composed of Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Mrs. Thomas Billups and Mr. W. T. Cain, Jr., sang 3 hymns. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Active—G. W. Kouns, C. B. Bromley, C. L. Miller, J. N. Marcum, Sr., Dewey Isaac and Dr. H. H. Sparks; honorary—G. R. Vinson, M. f. Conley, Dr. J. e. Carter, Dr. J. W. McNabb, I. W. See and Adin T. See. Mr. Billups is survived by the wife, Mrs. Maggie Porter Billups; one daughter, Mrs. Gerrie Bell of Birmingham, AL; 2 brothers, R. S. Billups of Washington, D. C. and George Billups of Columbus, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

CHILDERS, Mary (Borders)
Mary Borders Childers, 77, wife of Hayden Childers of Richardson, died Tuesday at the Childers home following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Childers was a daughter of the late Arthur and Ann Borders, and was reared in this county. She had been a devout member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years. Funeral rites were conducted from the United Baptist Church at Richardson Thursday morning with the Rev. Charles Preston and Isaac Preston officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Davis of Van Lear, KY, Mrs. Laffy Davis of Paintsville, KY and Miss Delsie Childers at home; 3 sons, Beck Childers, Harrison Childers and Frank Childers, all of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

COMPTON, Phyllis Carol
Phyllis Carol Compton, 6 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Compton of Dennis, KY, died Oct 19 at 10:40 p.m. after an illness of 2 weeks. The funeral was conducted at the home of the parents by Rev. Fred Vanhorn, interment following in the family cemetery. She is survived by her parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Compton of Dennis and a small brother, Clifford Gay Compton. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 23, 1936

COPLEY, Mary (Newberry)
Mrs. Mary Copley, widow of the late Allen Copley, died Saturday morning (Sep 25) at her home in Inez from infirmities incident to age. She was one of the widely known and highly esteemed residents of Martin County where she lived most of her life. In his life time her husband was a prominent Inez attorney. Funeral services were held t the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Dr. Fairchild. Decedent is survived by 2 sons, Bascom Copley of Inez, and Sam Copley of Paintsville and one daughter, Mrs. Walter Kirk of Charleston. She was a sister of Mrs. Josephine Crum and an aunt of Mrs. John Strosnider, Sr., and Medley Crum. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

DANIELS, David
David Daniels, 87, father of Mrs. J. M. Gambill of Offutt, died at his home in Ashland last Saturday. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

DAVIS, William M.
William M. Davis, 76, native of Morgan County, KY died last Saturday at his home in Ashland. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and burial was made in the Carey Cemetery at Wayne, WV. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Marietta Davis; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Dean of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Belle Brooks, Ironton, OH, one son, James Davis of Donaldson, IL; one brother, Monroe Davis of Kenova, WV; one sister, Mrs. Alice Gibson of Morgan County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

DAWSON, Alice (Jones)
Mrs. Alice Jones Dawson, 26, wife of John Dawson of Fort Gay, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, in Louisa Monday midnight after an illness of several weeks. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home of her parents in the Italy section of Louisa with Rev. Jesse Holbrook, of Louisa, officiating, and interment made in the Jones Cemetery in the Smokey Valley section under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Dawson is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, of Louisa, her husband, one daughter, Betty Jean, at home; 3 sons, John Wesley, Jr.,, Jack and Fred Everett, at home, one sister, Miss Dora Jones of Louisa and 4 brothers, Ira, Brown, Henry and Robert Jones of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

GARLAND, Mrs. C. R.
Paintsville, KY, Oct 8—From Paintsville Herald News—Mrs. C. R. Garland, wife of Rev. C. R. Garland, newly appointed pastor of the M. C. Church here, was fatally injured last Saturday near Cumberland, KY when the automobile in which she was riding with her husband was struck by another motor. She died Sunday afternoon without regaining consciousness. The Garlands were on their way from their former home at Benham, KY to Paintsville at the time of the tragedy. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

HAMPTON, John
John Hampton, 62, a native of Louisa, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Worthington, Greenup County, Saturday morning. Mr. Hampton, who was a son of Mrs. Annie Henson, of Louisa, moved to Greenup County in 1917, and served fro a number of years as constable in Greenup County. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Raceland M. E. Church, South, with the Rev. Ned Galion and Rev. Marshall officiating. Burial was made in the Caroline Cemetery in Greenup County. Surviving in addition to the widow, Mrs. Sadie Potter Hampton, is one daughter, Mrs. Will Adams, of Flatwoods and 3 step children, Mrs. Perry Anderson of Paris, KY, Lester Potter of Raceland, and Fon Potter of Raceland. His mother, Mrs. Annie Henson, of Louisa, 3 brothers, Coon Hampton of Ironton, Boss Hampton of Columbus, OH, Bert Hampton of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Dave Wellman of Fort Gay, WV and a half brother, Robert Henson of Louisa, also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

JACKSON, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Jackson, 52, construction foreman for the Warfield Natural Gas Company and a native of Catlettsburg, died on Wednesday of last week at his home in Ashland. He was a son of Dow Jackson and was born in Catlettsburg. Funeral was conducted Friday from Unity Baptist Church and burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Poage Masonic Lodge. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lillie Jackson; 5 daughters, Mrs. Mary Prince, Josephine, Helen, Loraine, Betty Ruth and Pauline Jackson, all at home; 4 sons, Harry of Catlettsburg, Vernal, Oscar and Frank Stanley Jackson, at home; 2 grandsons, Billy Joe and Jimmy Prince; one brother, Mont Jackson of Ashland, a half brother, Dave Adkins of Rush and a half sister, Mrs. Bertha Blankenship of Potter, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

JOHNS, Charley
Charley Johns, 76, colored, of Louisa, died on Friday of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reece Matney in Louisa after an illness of a week of pneumonia. A son of the late George and Georgia Clark Johns, he was born and reared in Louisa. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon from the Matney home with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. He is survived by one son, Ellis Johns, who is a member of a CCC camp. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 30, 1936

JONES, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Jones, 60, of Ashland, formerly of Huntington and mother of Mrs. Grace Ligone, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of 4 days. Burial was made in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

KIDD, Jimmie
Jimmie Kidd, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kidd of Glenhayes, WV, died in a Louisa hospital early Thursday morning following an operation for appendicitis submitted to last Sunday. The deceased is survived by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, at home; and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Holt, of Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kidd of Glenhayes, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

KIRK, Thornsberry
Thornsberry Kirk, 83, a retired farmer of East Fork, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Miller of Ashland, Mr. Kirk was a lifelong member of the M. e. Church, South, at Grassland. Funeral services were held from the Grassland Church on Bear Creek, Sunday morning at 10 with Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. B. W. Foster, of Etterly, WV, Mrs. W. E. Bowser of Natrona, PA, and Mrs. W. H. Miller of Ashland, 3 sons, Henry and Charles Kirk of Naples, KY and Gobel Kirk of Akron, OH; 2w brothers, Joe and Eli Kirk of Bear Creek; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1935

MARCUM, Orville E.
Orville E. Marcum, 36, died at his home in Louisa Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 after an illness of 4 weeks. Deceased was a son of Henry and Tisha Short Marcum of Louisa. Funeral was conducted from the Marcum home here Wednesday afternoon at 2 with Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating and interment was made in the Short Cemetery 4 miles from Louisa. Surviving are the wife, the parents, 4 sons, Mickie Eugene, Fred, Orville, Jr., and Robert all at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. William Clevenger, Mrs. John Justice and Miss Lodus Marcum of Louisa and Mrs. Pal Patrick of Columbus, OH and 4 brothers, Dewey Marcum, Pikeville, KY, Wilburn Marcum, Morehead, KY and James and Milton Marcum at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 30, 1936

MEREDITH, Belle
Mrs. Belle Meredith, 67, of Kenova, former resident of the Hubbardstown section, died of pneumonia Saturday at the hoe of a daughter, Mrs. F. D. Johnson in Rochester, In where she was visiting. The body was returned to Kenova where interment was made. Mrs. Meredith is survived by 5 sons, C. c. Meredith, Whites Creek, L. B. Meredith, Lexington, KY, James Meredith, Cincinnati, OH, Burns Meredith, Lewisburg, and Edward Meredith, Kenova. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

O’BRYAN, W. S.
W. S. O’Bryan, 68, prominent and widely known farmer of the Wilbur section, died at 3:30 Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital following a week’s illness of cerebral hemorrhage. A son of the late James and Nancy Short O’Bryan, Mr. O’Bryan was born at Wilbur and had spent all of his life there. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the O’Bryan home at Wilbur, and interment was made there under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Emmaline Keller O’Bryan, one daughter, Mrs. Dave Moore of Wilburn; 2 sons, John J. and H. M. O’Bryan of Wilbur; one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Short of Wilbur and 2 brothers, J. L. O’Bryan and J. M. O’Bryan, both of Wilbur. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

PRESTON, Julia (Johnson)
1866-1936
Mrs. Julia Johnson Preston, 70, wife of J. H. Preston, died a the Preston home in Louisa early last Saturday morning following a long illness. Mrs. Preston had been in declining health for 5 years and submitted to an operation in a Louisa hospital 5 weeks ago. Mrs. Preston, a daughter of the late James D. and Mahala Litteral Johnson, was born in Missouri in 1866, and had resided the past 16 years in Louisa. She was a devout member of the Louisa M. E. Church, South and was president of the Louisa Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and highly respected. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Louisa M. E. Church, Souht, with Rev. A. M. Martin, former pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dr. H. G. Sowards of Huntington and the pastor, Rev. S. w. Funk. The choir of the Louisa Baptist Church sang 3 hymns and member of the Louisa Women’s Christian Temperance Union of which the deceased was president, attended in a body and acted as honorary pall bearers: Active pall bearers were C. T. Stewart, Charles F. Osborn, C. O. McDougle, W. E. Queen, H. H. Sparks and R. C. Burton. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters by a former marriage: Mrs. Effie Fraley McGuire and Mrs. Edford L. Walters of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Julia M. Walters of Paintsville; 5 brothers, Dr. Glenn L. Johnson, Wayne, WV, Leonard Johnson, Wheelersburg, OH, Samp J. Johnson, Auxier, KY, Charles Johnson, Buffalo, KY, and James Johnson of Thealka, KY and one sister Mrs. Joe L. Fraley of Thelma, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

PRESTON, M. L. (Mason Lee)
M. L. Preston, 76, prominent Floyd County citizen and brother of Charles Preston of Richardson, this county, died at his home at Martin Sep 26 after an illness of 2 weeks of uremic poisoning. Deceased was a son of Calvin and Susan Osborn Preston. His wife, Amanda, Dingus Preston, preceded him in death 2 years ago. Surviving him are the following sons and daughters: C.A. Preston, Mrs. A. B. Osborne, Mrs. Sarah Dingus, all of Martin, Dr. J. C. Preston, Pikeville, Dr. Burman Preston, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. J. D. Allen, Cecutan, OK, Miss Velva Preston, Martin. He also leaves one brother and 3 sisters, Charles Preston of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Julia Salisbury of Hunter, Mrs. Rhoda Edwards, Wayland, Mrs. Mary Preston of Georgetown, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

PRICE, Nancy (VanHoose)
Mrs. Nancy VanHoose Price, 82, widow of the late Charles Price, died Sunday at her home near Patrick after a long illness. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning from the home with the Rev. W. B. Curnutte of Louisa, officiating, and interment was made in the Price Cemetery near Patrick under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Vanhoose. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than a quarter of a century. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Emory Fannin and Mrs. W. M. Daniels of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Ed parks of Patrick, KY and Mrs. Pearl Shepherd of Ashland, KY; and by 3 sons, Sterling Price, at home, Kent Price of Whitehouse, KY and John Price of Patrick, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

RIFFE, Raymond
Raymond Riffe, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert A. Riffe, of Ashland, formerly of Lawrence County, died Tuesday at his home in Ashland after a 10 days illness. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

ROBERTS, Innes (Lawson)
Mrs. Innes Lawson Roberts, 21, wife of Willis Roberts and a native of this county, died Oct 9 at the Roberts home at Bellferry, WV, after a brief illness. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Lawson of Tuscola, this county with the Rev. Harve Kelley officiating, and interment was made near Tuscola under direction of the Curtright funeral Home of Louisa. Pall bearers were Arnold Cunningham, Donal Cunningham, Jesse Woods, Irvin Burch, Ted Smith and Ed Smith. Three hymns were rendered by the Smith quartette. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Lawson of Tuscola; the husband, 2 sisters, Misses Hattie Bell Lawson and Ruby Jane Lawson at home; 2 brothers, Estill and William Clyde Lawson at home and 2 daughters, Wanda Louise, 3 years old and Nettie Bell, one week old. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

SENTERS, Goldia (Rowe)
Mrs. Goldia Rowe Senters, 18, wife of Proctor Senters, of Louisa, route 2, died last Saturday at the Senters home on the head of Griffith Creek after a year’s illness. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. George Boyd of Chapman and the late Theron Rowe. Funeral rites were conducted from the Senters home Sunday afternoon and interment made in the Senters Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. George Boyd, of Chapman; 4 sisters, Mrs. Charles Senters of Georges Creek and Misses Bertha Rowe, Lucille Rowe and Mable Rowe and by one brother, Theron Rowe, Jr. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 30, 1936

SHERMAN, Nathaniel
1895-1936
Nathaniel Sherman, a native of Relief, Morgan County was killed in a steel mill at Portsmouth, 2 weeks ago. The body was returned to Relief where funeral rites were held at the home of his father, M. T. Sherman. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

SPARKS, Elwood
Elwood Sparks, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sparks, of the Caines Creek section, died last Friday after a brief illness believed to have been diphtheria. Funeral was conducted Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

STALEY, William Henry
William Henry Staley, 63, died at his home at Prichard, WV, Oct 2. He had been confined to his bed 6 days prior to his death, following an illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons and 5 daughters, Mrs. Judie Staley, Strother, Riley, Bessie and Agnes, all at home, Mrs. Georgia Bailey of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Gladys McKee of Oak Hill, WV, Mrs. Nola Preston of Piketon, OH, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Staley had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Centerville, for the past 42 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Mullins and interment was made in the family cemetery on Gragston Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

SUTPHIN, Laura Mae
Prestonsburg, KY, Oct 8—From Floyd County Independent—Laura Mae, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Sutphin, died at her parents’ home here Wednesday morning exactly 4 weeks after she fell ill with spinal meningitis. The youthful sufferer’s condition had been thought improved until she became suddenly worse Tuesday night. She was a freshman in the local high school and was a favorite with all who knew her. Quarantine of persons exposed to the disease from this case, outside the family was lifted 2 weeks ago, but the family will be segregated fro 2 weeks longer, Dr. Marvin Ransdell of the health department said. Though the case was of the contagious type, Dr. Ransdell said he anticipated no further spread of the disease. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

TRAVIS, Dock
Dock Travis, a native of the Wilbur section of this county, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of a son, Milt Travis, in Springfield, OH. The body was returned here and taken to Wilbur where funeral rites were conducted Saturday morning a the home of his daughter, Mrs. Green Thompson, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating and interment was made in the Travis cemetery beside his 2 wives who preceded him in death. Hs is survived by 7 sons, 2 daughters, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 16, 1936

TURMAN, Samuel A
Samuel A. Turman, 85, prominent farmer and citizen of the Buchanan section, died at his home there Tuesday morning after an illness of 3 years. Born in 1851, Mr. Turman had resided at the Turman homestead, known as Turman’s Ferry, all his life. In addition to his duties as a farmer, Mr. Turman served for more than 40 years as United States pension agent and was widely known in the Big Sandy Valley. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of Ashland and had been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Louisa for more than 50 years. On Mar 25, 1873, he was united in marriage to Rachel Stewart. His widow and the following children survive: J. D. of Catlettsburg, Samuel A. Jr., of New York City; Allen H. of Ashland, route 1, Manford C. of Homer, ID, Charles H. of Portland, OR; Paul of Huntington, WV and Mrs. B. G. Lockwood of Paintsville, KY. One brother, James R. Stewart of Los Angeles, CA. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon from the M. E. Church, South at Kavanaugh with Rev. L.M. Christenson and Elder J. J. Pugsley, of Salt Lake City, UT, officiating, and interment was made in the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 9, 1936

WILEY, Len
The Rev. Len Wiley, 50,, of Offutt, died suddenly Sep 15 of a heart attack suffered while harvesting hay in a field on his farm near Offutt. Rev. Wiley, an ordained minister in the United Baptist Church for 25 years was a highly respected citizen. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Mollie VanHoose Wiley and 2 children, Mrs. Norvil Sparks of Freeburn, KY and Earl Wiley of Offutt. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiley of Wiley Branch also survive him. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 2, 1936

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BELLOMY, J. W.
Dr. John Wesley Bellomy, 56?, a native of the Adeline section of Lawrence County, who practiced medicine in Lewis and Fleming counties after his graduation in 1912 from the Louisville Medical College, died at his home in Flemingsburg, KY Tuesday. Deceased was a son of the late Samuel Strother and Emily Bellomy, of Adeline, and was born and reared there. Before studying medicine, Mr. Bellomy pursued a law course for 2 years in Louisville. He took up his first practice at Petersburg, Lewis County in 1912. While there he married Miss Dora May of Vanceburg, who survived him. He went to Fleming County in 1914 and had been in active practice there since. Funeral was held at the Bellomy home in Flemingsburg Wednesday and interment was made there. He was a member of the Flemingsburg M. E. Church. He is survived by his widow, 2 brothers, Joe Bellomy of Adeline, KY and Warren Bellomy of Portsmouth, OH and 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Couart and Mrs. Ruth Waugh both of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Arabella Schafne, of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

BERRY, Thompson B.
Thompson B. Berry, 47, a native of Ellen, this county, operator of a grocery store at the corner of Belmont street and Simpson road in Ashland and an employee of the American Rolling Mills Company for the past 10 years, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday morning. His death was wholly unexpected and came as a great shock to his many relatives and friends. Mr. Berry was born in Lawrence County, Jun 3, 1889, the so of David S. Berry and Cynthia Whitt Berry. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 from the home in Ashland and then the body was brought to the old home place at Ellen where further services were held. Rev. R. G. Crowell officiated. Burial was made at Ellen. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Zona Berry, 2 daughters, Pauline and Margaret, at home, his father, Davis S. Berry of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Henry Lemon of New Straitsville, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

BLACK, Arthur
1905-1936Apparently run over by an automobile, the body of Arthur Black, 31, of the Durbin section of Boyd County, an employee of the U. S. Lock No. 2 at Lockwood, was found Sunday night on the Big Sandy River Road near the Burgess crossing, badly mangled. With but slight clues to work on, Boyd officials this week were seeking to identify the driver of a gray coupe which was seen in the vicinity of the accident shortly before the finding of Black’s body. The authorities were told that a gray sedan, believed to be a Chevrolet sped up the Big Sandy River Road turned above Durbin and raced back down the road about a half hour before Black’s body was found in the road near the Burgess crossing.

Dr. E. C. McGhee, county coroner, examined Black’s body and said death was instantaneous. The examination showed Black sustained a badly crushed body, a broken back and neck, fractures of the right hip, leg and arm and the left hip, leg and arm. He also received a deep skull injury and a crushed pelvis. The body was discovered about 6:30 Sunday evening. The accident is believed to have occurred about a half hour before the body was found. Black was a native of Boyd County. He was born on Oct 28, 1905, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Molt Black of Durbin. He attended the Body County schools and had resided at Durbin all his life. He was employed at government lock No. 2 at Kavanaugh. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Archer Preston Black, 4 sons, Charles R., Warren, Carl and Frank and one daughter, Lola Katherine. His father, 4 sisters, Mrs. John Kirk, Mrs. Floyd Neal, and Mrs. C. J. Lester, all of Durbin and Mrs. W. E. Smith of Westwood, KY and 2 brothers, William of Durbin and James of Bear Creek, also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday Nov 13, 1936

BOGGS, Curtis
Curtis Boggs, 39, of Ashland and a native of the Blaine section, died in an Ashland hospital Wednesday following an operation submitted to 12 days before. He was a veteran of the World War and was employed by the American Rolling Mills Company in Ashland. Born in Lawrence County near Blaine, he was a so of James H. Boggs and Laura Deaton Boggs, now of Plain City, OH. Funeral service was conducted Thursday afternoon from the home and interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery Ashland. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Roma M. Boggs, one daughter, Yvon, at home, 2 sons, Carl and Johnny, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Boggs, Plain City, OH and one brother, Estill Boggs, Plain City, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

CARTER, B. P.
B.P. Carter, prominent Prestonsburg building contractor and one of the county’s best citizens succumbed at his home here at 12:30 Monday morning to an illness of 2 years duration. He was 74 years old. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

CLARK, Alex
Wallace Ewings, 33, negro, who surrendered early Monday morning for the fatal shooting of Alex Clark, 42, negro, at the home of Junior Allison in Louisa about 11 Sunday night, was bound to the action of the grand jury under $5,000 bond at his examining trial held Thursday morning before County Judge L. D. Fyffe. Ewings failed to fill bond and was remanded to the county jail. Testimony disclosed that Ewings, Clark Junior Allison and Robert Burgess were in the room when the killing occurred. Allison testified that following a card game, Ewings went to the bath room and upon returning fired four shots at Clark as he was seated in a chair putting a dollar bill into the bib pocket of his overalls. Clark slumped to the floor and died instantly. Other testimony disclosed that Clark had a knife in his overcoat pocket but that it was not opened

Ewings, a son of James Ewings, was employed as bootblack in the barber shop of John Justice here. Ewings surrendered to city police and had been held in the county jail here. A warrant charging murder was issued Tuesday by County Judge L. D. Fyffe. Funeral for Clark as conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home of his mother, Sarah Freese Clark, here, and interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery with the W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 American Legions firing a salute at the grave. Clark was a World War veteran. He was a son of the lat George Clark. Surviving are his mother, and 3 brothers, Elder, Lewis and Anthony Clark, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

CLAY, Henry
1866-1936
Henry Clay age 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Castle, at Lowmansville, Tuesday, Nov 16, 1936. Mr. Clay had been in ill health for more than a year, but had been in a serious condition for the past several months. His death was not unexpected. Mr. Clay was a well known and highly respected citizen of the county. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years and had lived a consistent Christian life. For many years he made his home at River, KY. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by five sons and three daughters, who are numbered among the county's best citizens. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Lowmansville in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston of Paintsville and burial in the family cemetery there. The Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company directed the funeral and burial. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

CRUM, Sherman
Sherman Crum, 28, of Nolan, WV, and a native of the section of Martin County, KY, opposite Crum, WV was fatally shot at Nolan Saturday night and his body was returned to his former home near Crum where funeral was conducted Monday and interment made in the family cemetery. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ran Crum who moved from Martin to Nolan about 10 years ago. Homer Thompson, a neighbor, also about 28 years of age, was charged with the murder. Thompson, it is charged, shot Crum twice after they quarreled and had a fist fight over a flashlight in the store of Charles Wellman. Crum knocked Thompson down and was about to renew the attack when Thompson fired. They had been friends and neighbors in Nolan for several years. Deputy Sheriff A. R. Stepp, who had stopped his car near the Wellman store, place Thompson under arrest. Hearing the shots Stepp rushed into the store and found Thompson and Crum in close embrace on the floor. Thompson had a pistol in his hand and Crum was holding Thompson’s wrist. Two wounds in his left side just under the heart proved fatal to Crum a few minutes after he was received in Memorial hospital. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

DAVIS, Raymond
Raymond Davis, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Davis of Huntington, died Sunday of diphtheria at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Puckett, Sr., at Ulysses Mr. and Mrs. Davis were visiting their parents when their little son became ill. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

DOOLEY, Herbert
Herbert Dooley, 20, of Georges Creek, died Oct 26 at the home of his brother, Asa Dooley at Mechanicsburg, OH of peritonitis. Dooley, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Dooley of Charley, this county, was visiting at the home of his brother when he became ill. The body was returned to Louisa and taken to the home of his parents at Charley, where funeral rites were conducted and interment was made in the Dooley family cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Harrison and Bertha Edwards Dooley, 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

EDWARDS, Deb (Blanton)
Mrs. Deb Blanton Edwards, wife of Harrison M. Edwards, postmaster at Sacredwind, died at the Edwards home there last Thursday after a year’s illness. Funeral rites were conducted on Saturday morning at the family cemetery near Sacredwind and interment made there. Mrs. Edwards is survived by her husband and 5 children, Mildred, Harry, Jewell, Gloria and Arnold all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

FRAZIER, Dixie
The people of this place were saddened Wednesday night at 11:30 when the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Frazier and took their loving daughter, Miss Dixie. She had been sick about 15 days. The funeral was conducted Saturday morning at the Eloise Church by Rev. H. G. Preece of Lick Creek and interment made in the Eloise Cemetery by the side of her infant who died in 1933. A large crowd attended the last rites. The beautiful words spoken of her and the lovely flowers that surrounded her casket showed the love that was had for her. Her relatives and friends are heart broken over her death. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

FRAZIER, Sarah E.
Mrs. Sarah E. Frazier, 93, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bennett Salmons of Webb, WV, Oct 21. In addition to Mrs. Salmons, she is survived by 4 other daughters, Mrs. Eliza Lewis of Ashland, Mrs. Sallie Duty of Omar, Mrs. Carrie Carter of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Anna Salmons of Louisa, 3 sons by a former marriage, Richard Rucker of Fort Gay, Elza Rucker of Meadow Creek and John Rucker of Glenhayes. Funeral services were conducted at the Freewill Baptist Church at Kenova by Rev. Jay Duvall, with burial in the Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

FRY, Mary
Mrs. Mary Fry, widow of the late William M. Fry, prosecuting attorney, was found dead in bed Oct 21. Mr. and Mrs. Fry formerly lived at Wayne. Mrs. Fry had been living with her brother, E. J. Wilcox of Chesapeake, OH. In addition to Mr. Wilcox, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. F. DeHaan of Vacaville, CA and another brother, J. S. Wilcox of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

GREEN, William M.
William M. Green, 82, of Webbville, died Tuesday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. . Flaugher, in Huntington, where he had been visiting the past week. Burial was made at Webbville Thursday morning following funeral rites held there at 10. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, the former Miss Verna Pennington of Webbville, one daughter, Mrs. Flaugher, of Huntington and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

HALL, J. E.
The mangled body of a man identified later as that of J. E. Hall of Pikeville, salesman for the Chicago Woolen Mills, was found on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway right of way at Ray, 3 miles south of Richardson, early Monday morning. Hall evidently had been killed by manifest train No. 97 west bound to Russell which passed Richardson about 6:30 that morning. A letter on the man’s clothing was addressed to J. E. Hall, Pikeville, KY and officials at Pikeville were notified and a fraternal order sent an ambulance to Richardson after the body. Hall was a World War veteran and had lived in Pikeville the past few years. His mother lives in Detroit. He was a member of the Pikeville American Legion Post and of the Junior Order of Mechanics. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

JORDAN, James Clifford
James Clifford Jordan, 17 months old son of Conrad and Hattie Wright Jordan of Glenwood died at the home Sunday after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral was conducted Monday from the home at Glenwood with the Rev. Harve Kelly officiating and interment was made in the Jarrell Cemetery. Surviving are the parents and one brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

LAMBERT, Hermia (Pennington)
Mrs. Hermia Pennington Lambert, 31, wife of Lindsey G. Lambert, of the Five Forks section near Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital shortly before noon Tuesday after a three weeks illness of pneumonia. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the Louisa Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. D. L. Brainard, officiating, and interment will be made in a cemetery on Mill Creek near Fort Gay, WV under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Deceased was a daughter of George Pennington of the Griffiths Creek section and the late Mrs. Virginia Moore Pennington. She is survived by the husband, her father, 6 children: Vera, Hermia, Lindsey, Jean, Keith, Charles Thomas and Fielden, all at home; and by 2 sisters, Mrs. C. T. Billups of Louisa and Mrs. F. C. Layne of Matewan, WV. Mr. and Mrs. Lambert resided in Louisa until moving to a farm near five Forks eight months ago. Big Sandy News, Friday,, Nov 20, 1936

LYCAN, Consie
Consie Lycan, 60, prominent Wayne County farer of the Big Hurricane section 7 miles from Fort Gay, died at his home there Monday night. He had been ill for 8 months with a heart ailment. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday morning at 11 from the home on Big Hurricane Creek, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a son of the late Goodwin and Climety Handley Lycan, and was born and reared on the Lycan farm on Big Hurricane. He was a grandson of the late Goodwin Lycan, who was a pioneer settler of Wayne County, and resided on land deeded to him on Big Hurricane Creek by King George V of England. Mr. Lycan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lousay

Wilson Lycan; 5 daughters, Mrs. Vernon King of Oriskny, WV, Mrs. Burgess Hatten, both of Rittman, OH, Mrs. T H. Hatten of Prichard, WV and Miss Elizabeth Lycan, at home; 7 sons, L. L Lycan, Gordon Lycan, Goodwin Lycan and Adolph Lycan, all of Fort Gay WV, Consie Lycan, Jr., of Prichard, WV, and Morris and Clarence Lycan, at home; 6 sisters, Mrs. Karon Bond of Huntington, Mrs. Amanda Wellman of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Dollie Pratt of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Nannie Ferguson of Guthrie, OK, Mrs. Elizabeth Evans of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Kyle Hensley of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

MILLS, Lee
Davella, KY—Special—News reached here today that Lee Mills, of Tomahawk, a grandson of Mrs. Lucinda Mills, the victim in the famous Mills cult murder of Feb 7, 1933, was shot and killed allegedly by Willard Mollett in a drunken brawl near Davisport, Martin County, recently. It was stated that Mills was wounded near the heat with a .44 pistol ball, allegedly fired by Mollett and that Mills died while enroute to a hospital at Paintsville. Mills played a conspicuous part as a witness at the Mills cult murder train in April 1933. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

MURPHY, William J.
1879-1936
William J. Murphy, 56, native of the Blaine section and a retired C & O Railway employee, died Wednesday in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Murphy, who is a son of David Allen Murphy, of Blaine, was former general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Funeral will be conducted Saturday afternoon from the Twentieth street Baptist Church in Huntington. Born in this county Feb 14, 1879, Mr. Murphy had completed his education for a teacher and was preparing to enter the field of law when the Spanish-American War broke out. He enlisted and served fro it duration both in Cuba and the Philippines. After his discharge he married Miss Ida Blankenship and removed to Huntington in 1905 to work for the Penn Table Company. He entered the service of the railroad in 1909 and continued there until his retirement several years ago. He was, in addition to being a member of the Brotherhood of Carmen, a member and past councilor of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, a member and past noble grand of the Odd Fellows and a member of Ivanhoe Castle Knights of the Golden Eagle. Surviving are the widow, a son, Freeman A. Murphy, of Huntington; the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. David Allen Murphy of Blaine; 5 sisters, Mrs. Delia Childers of Huntington, Mrs. Sophia Caldwell of Kayford, WV and Mrs. Caroline Carnuette, and Mrs. Haley Parker, of Blaine and Miss Emma Murphy of Grayson, KY; 2 brothers, Dr. Franklin Murphy of Salt Lake City, UT and Harry Murphy of Blaine and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

PACK, W. R.
W. R. Pack, a native of Williamsport, Johnson County, died Oct 20 in Huntington where he had resided for a number of years after discontinuing his merchandise business in Johnson County. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pack of Williamsport. For a number of years he had been a motorman on the street car line between Huntington and Ashland. Funeral was conducted at River, KY with the Paintsville Masonic Lodge officiating. He is survived by his wife, who was a daughter of the late Captain John Welch, one time a prominent steamboat captain on the Big Sandy River. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

PATRICK, Lilly
Mrs. Lilly Patrick, 60, wife of S. C. Patrick, died at the Patrick home in Wayne County Tuesday. Funeral was from the Kenova M. E. Church, South and interment was n the family cemetery at Echo, WV. Surviving are the husband, C. S. Patrick; 6 sons, Homer, Oscar, Clifford, Harlan, and Milton of Kenova and Herbert Patrick of Charleston, WV; one brother, A. L. Meadows of Huntington, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mabel Moore and Mrs. Nora Dillow of Kentucky and Mrs. Etta Jewell of Canterbury, WV and 2 daughters, Mrs. Gracie Merritt of Neal, WV and Mrs. Lona Ross of East Lynn, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

PORTER, G.F.
G. F. Porter, 89, retired farmer of Grayson, died last week. Funeral was conducted Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Ross in Catlettsburg. In addition to his daughter, Mrs. Ross, 3 sons, Otto Porter of Everman, KY, Millard of Grayson, KY and Elgan of Kinzua, OR, survive. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

PREWITT, Anna
Miss Anna Prewitt, who served as county health nurse here for 2 years, resigning last July because of ill health, died Tuesday in the Good Samaritan hospital in Lexington, where she had been a patient for several weeks, friends here were informed. The body was taken to the home of her mother in Augusta where funeral rites and interment took place Thursday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 20, 1936

PRUITT, Anna
1899-1936
The following account of the death of Mrs. Anna Pruitt, for 2 years county health nurse here, is from last week’s Bracken Chronicle: Mrs. Anna Ruth Pruitt, 37 passed away Monday night, Nov 16 a the Good Samaritan hospital in Lexington, after a long illness. Anna Ruth was the only child of the late George Reese and Mrs. Lettia Reese. She was born at Locust Grove, near Dover, Oct 19, 1899. She attended the Dover school until she was 9 years old, at which time the Reese family moved to Corwell, TX for the benefit of Anna Ruth’s health. The Reese family lived in Texas up until Anna Ruth was 17 years of age, when her father died, and the family returned to Bracken county to make their hoe in 1924. She spent a few months on special duty, and then became interested in public health work. She took a post graduate course at the University of Kentucky, and then received special training at Indionola, Miss. Her first position as public health nurse was at Lee County, where she spent several years, and later she moved to Lawrence County, with headquarters in Louisa.

Last May, Anna Ruth underwent a goiter operation. She came to Augusta to spend some time with her mother, but in September she returned to Louisa and again entered the hospital. The middle of September, accompanied by her dear friends, Mrs. J. W. Thompson, she returned to Lexington and entered the hospital she graduated from, her condition seemed to improve and she spent three weeks at Mrs. Thompson’s home in Lexington, and then suffered another relapse and was returned to the hospital. For the past 2 weeks she had been in a dying condition and quietly passed away Monday night, after a gallant fight for her life. It is with regret that we write of the passing of our friend, Anna Ruth. We have known her for many years, and have admired her for her ambition, her love of life and the way she carried on at all times. We have known her when she was well and full of life, always looking on the bright side, and practicing her religion of the Christian Church, in helping those who were unable to help themselves. She was very much interested in her public work, and always gave more in service than was required of her. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Lettia Reese and numerous relatives and friends.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning a the Dover Christian Church, with interment in the Dover Cemetery by the side of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Stairs. McClellan and Steen, morticians, had charge of the final arrangements. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

RAMEY, Martha (Caldwell)
Mrs. Martha Caldwell Ramey 85, widow of the late Charles Ramey, died Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Curnutte, near Buchanan, after an illness of more than a year. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday morning at 10 from the Buchanan M. E. Church, South, near Zelda, with the Rev. Ira Copley, officiating and interment made there. Mrs. Ramey had been a lifelong member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. O. L. Curnutte and one son, Harden Ramey of Zelda. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 13, 1936

REED, Lou (Shannon)
1862-1936
Mrs. Lou Shannon Reed, of Gragston, was born Mar 17, 1862 and died Nov 11, 1936, age 74 years and 6 months. Mrs. Reed arose Wednesday morning at her usual time, prepared breakfast for her son and family and did her usual morning chores. She complained of a pain in the right side of her head. Dr. Wm. J. Porter, of Wayne, was called, but nothing he could do could save her. Mrs. Reed had been a member of the Gragston Baptist church for the past 20 years, but had been unable to attend for the past few years on account of her health. Her husband, Daniel Reed, died Dec 25, 1934. She is survived by 2 daughters, and one son, Mrs. Oliver Viers and Basil Reed of Gragston ant Mrs. Hughie Craft of Pittsburgh, PA; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William Shannon of Gragston and Samuel Shannon of Buchanan, KY. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Henry Mullens in charge. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

RIFFE, George W. “Duncan”
George W. “Duncan” Riffe, 44, of Glenwood, died in a Huntington hospital last Friday night of injuries sustained a week earlier when he was struck by a truck on the Mayo Trail near East Fork. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Trinity Chapel in this county with the Rev. W. K. Wood, of Ashland, officiating and interment was made in the Rice Cemetery. The W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 American Legion of which the deceased was a member, conducted a military funeral. Members of the post served as pall bearers and the firing squad fired a salute at the grave. Mr. Riffe was a farmer, residing with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Riffe, at Glenwood. He was a World War veteran and a member of the W. O. Johnson Post of the American Legion at Louisa. Surviving are his parents, 7 brothers, W. C. Riffe, Theodore and Kermit, all of Ashland, Paul of Detroit, Barns of Glenwood, Ross of Newport, KY and Bee of Fallsburg; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Anna Gallion, Mrs. Francis Dowling, Mrs. Nellie Curtis, all of Ashland; Mrs. Martha Gray of Glenwood and Mrs. Esther Elkins of Cincinnati. Riffe was hit by a truck, which failed to stop about 8 at night. He was brought to Louisa for first aid treatment and later taken to a Huntington hospital. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

ROBINETTE, Harmon
Harmon Robinette, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Robinette, of Gallup, died at the Robinette home at Gallup Sunday after a 3 days illness of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Gallup M. E. Church with the Rev. E. R. Hurt officiating, and interment was made in the Pack Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, one brother and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

SCOTT, Sarah (Nunley)
Mrs. Sarah Scott, 81, widow of the late A. J. Scott, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora Lawson, in Louisa after an illness of 3 years. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at10:30 from the home of John Scott 3 miles below Fallsburg. Mrs. Scott had been a member of the M. E. Church for 50 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nora Lawson, of Louisa; 2 sons, Ed and Nolan Scott of Louisa. Deceased was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Nickles Nunley and was a native of Virginia. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

SEE, Louise (Meredith)
Mrs. Louise Meredith See, daughter of the late David Meredith of the Donithan section, and Mrs. D. E. Meredith of Kenova, died Saturday at the home of her mother in Kenova. Funeral was conducted at the Kenova M. E. Church, South, Tuesday with the Rev. C. S. Newland officiating, assisted by Rev. Ivy Yoak and Rev. C. C. Yates. Interment was made at Kenova. Surviving besides the mother are a daughter Dolores See; one sister, Mrs. Ray Staley of Kenova, 5 brothers, Edgar, Standard, Fred and Dewey Meredith of Kenova and C. H. Meredith of Donithan, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 29, 1936

SHORTRIDGE, Georgia
Mrs. Georgia Shortridge, 57, wife of V. B. Shortridge, formerly of Glenwood, this county, but late of Oak Hill, OH, died at the Shortridge home there on Thursday of last week after a brief illness. The body was returned to Ashland where funeral rites were conducted Sunday at the South Ashland M. E. Church, South, with Rev. C. B. Bennett assisted by Rev. O.P. Smith officiating andf interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery aat Ashland. Mrs. Shortridge was born at Denton, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Coburn. Deaths of Mrs. Shortridge bereaves her husband, V. B. Shortridge; 2 daughters, Margaret of Portsmouth, OH and Fay of Oak Hill, OH; 2 step daughters, Mrs. B. Riffe of the East Fork section and Mrs. Ward Womack of Portsmouth, OH and 3 sons, Russell of Ashland and roscoe Shortridge of Glenwood, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

SMITH, Standard
Standard S. Smith, 65, retired contractor of Buchanan, this county, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of his sister in Huntington after a long illness. Mr. Smith suffered a paralytic stroke several years ago and had been in failing health since that time. His condition has been considered serious for the pat few weeks and death was not unexpected. Funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon from the Kavanaugh Chapel M. E. church, South, with the pastor, Rev. Sawyer, officiating, and interment made in the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Smith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren Smith, his mother, Mrs. Helen Smith of Huntington, WV; one son, W.C. Smith of Howard Beach, NY, and 2 sisters, Mrs. S. P. Hager and Mrs. Ceres Rose both of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

TUCKER, Martha (Bartram)
Mrs. Martha Bartram Tucker, 40, wife of George Tucker, of the Big Hurricane section near Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital last Thursday following a 3 weeks illness. Funeral rites were conducted from the Tucker home on Big Hurricane Creek Saturday morning at 11 and interment was made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of the late Lewis and Tennessee Artrip Bartram. She had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, 4 sons, Paul, Hubert, Roy and Clyde, at home; and one daughter, Otha June, at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Hugh Hoosier, Fort Gay, Mrs. George Haden, Wayne, WV, Mrs. R?? Rutherford, Wayne, WV and Mrs. J. C. Workman, Fort Gay and 4 brothers, Willie and Lonzon Bartram of near Fort Gay, Robert Bartram of Kermit, WV and John Bartram, address unknown. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 27, 1936

WEBB, Jeff
Jeff Webb died at his home in Ceredo 2 weeks ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with interment in the Frazier Hill Cemetery. He was the father of Cully Webb of Mill Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 6, 1936

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UNKNOWN NEGRO
Presumably having died of pneumonia or frozen to death three or four days previously, the body of a negro man aged about 45, was found in an unoccupied building on the northern outskirts of town here Tuesday shortly before noon. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict that the unidentified negro came to his death by unknown means. No injuries were found on his body, and it was presumed he had alighted from a freight train a few days ago probably wet and cold from rain or suffering from pneumonia. The body was found by Burl Thornhill who investigated when some children told him a negro was in a building formerly occupied by a liquor and beer store on the Mayo Trail near the Standard Oil Company storage plant. The negro was found laying on the floor, his head on a pillow improvised from his overcoat. Another coat and an overall jacket were found in another part of the room. In his pockets officials found a money bag issued by the Pikeville National Bank and containing a few keys, two of them master keys. A label on an inside pocket of one of the coats bore the words, L. W. Webb, Pikeville, KY. The body was prepared for burial by the Curtright Funeral Home and interment made Wednesday in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa. The negro was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed about 155 pounds and had a small bald spot on the top of his head. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 25, 1936

ADKINS, John Marion
John Marion Adkins passed away at the home of his son, Jonah Adkins on Twin Branch, Saturday, Dec 12 at 4:50 p.m. after an illness of 10 days. He was 80 years old. Funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the home of Jonah Adkins with Rev. Spillman officiating. Burial was made in the Adkins Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Louisa Large Adkins; 6 daughters, Mrs. Dock Jordan, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Charley Bernard, Potter, KY, Mrs. Kittie Jobe, of Virginia; Mrs. George Reed Diamond, Potter, KY and Mrs. Martin Spillman, Louisa and one son, Jonah Adkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

BURGESS, Malcolm L.
1867-1936
Funeral rites for Malcolm L. Burgess, 69, prominent Lawrence county farmer, who died Friday noon at his home on the Mayo Trail 7 miles south of Louisa, were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30. the Rev. Sherwood W. Funk, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South, officiated at the rites. Following the funeral the body was brought here and interred in Pine Hill Cemetery overlooking Louisa, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Burgess was a son of the late Jefferson and Onolda Jarred Burgess, pioneer residents of the county. He had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for more than half a century, and was one of the county’s most substantial farmers. Mr. Burgess had been in declining health for 6 years and had been confined to his home for 2 years. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Victoria Elam Burgess, 5 daughters, Mrs. W. A. Cheek, Louisa, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield, Huntington, Mrs. Forrest Williamson, McRoberts, KY, Miss Julia Burgess of McRoberts, Miss Lola Burgess, at home; 2 sons, Thomas Burgess at home and Francis E. Burgess, Louisville, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Willia Burgess of Louisa and Mrs. Charles B. Davis of Birmingham, AL and one brother, T. J. Burgess of Gallup, KY. Pallbearers were: Honorary—Phillip Preece, John Burns, David Miller, Augustus Snyder, R. L. Vinson, Robert Dixon, A. O. Carter, Dr. A. w. Bromley, Bascom Muncy, Dr. T. D. Burgess, Mart Johns. Active—Dudley Burgess, Neil Burgess, K. C. Elswick, W. A. Cheek, Forrest Williamson, H. W. Hatfield. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

CHAFFIN,
A four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Chaffin of Webb, received fatal burns Nov 19, when her clothing ignited as she walked past an open fire. She died 2 days later. All the child’s clothing was burned off her body by the time her 14 year old brother, Garland, who was near the house, heard her screams and rushed to her assistance. The parents were gathering corn in a field near the house at the tie of the tragedy. The child was severely burned about the body and face and evidently inhaled flame as she continually asked for water. Burial was in the Copley cemetery near Webb. She is survived by her parents, 5 brothers and sisters. Mr. Chaffin is a WPA worker. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

COLLINS, Charles
Injured in an auto wreck on the Mayo Trail near the mouth of Georges Creek Sunday while en route home from Ironton where he had been to see a brother who was ill in a hospital, Charles Collins, 64, of Pound, VA died in a Louisa hospital early Thursday morning of a brain concussion and other injuries. A nephew, J. A. Collins, 50 of Clintwood, VA, who was driving the auto, sustained only minor injuries and after receiving treatment at a local hospital was taken to his home in Virginia by a son in law who came here Monday. The uncle and nephew were traveling south on the Mayo Trail when the younger man lost contr4ol as the car hit a rough section of road. The car went over a small embankment. The elder Collins was injured when he was thrown through the windshield, it was reported. Collins’ body was prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral Home and taken to Big Stone Gap, VA Thursday afternoon. Funeral will be conducted at the Baptist Church there Sunday. Collins has relatives at Ironton and Huntington, it was reported. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 25, 1936

CORDLE, George W.
George W. Cordle, 69, a former resident of Mattie, this county, died last Friday at the home of his son, Thomas Cordle, in Ashland. The body was returned to this county and funeral rites were conducted at the Cando Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. D. A. Hayes and Rev. G. V. Pack officiating. Interment was made in the Al Hayes Cemetery. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Cordle; one son, Thomas Cordle; the following daughters, Mrs. Cora Vanhoose, Lowmansville, KY, Mrs. Nora Travis, Washington C. H., OH, Mrs. Julia Travis, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Polly Church, Salyersville, KY, Mrs. Madge Stambaugh, Ashland, Miss Barbara Cordial, Lowmansville, and Mrs. Nancy McKenzie, Chandlersville, KY; 38 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Green Cordle of Wilbur, KY and Dave Cordle of Ulysses, KY; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Luster of Virginia and 2 half brothers, Buck and James Cordle of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

CORDLE, Jesse M.
Jesse M. Cordle, 42, of Cordell, this county, died Sunday evening in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 2 months. A son of Thomas and Caroline Baker Cordle, Mr. Cordle was born and reared in this county. He served for a few years as brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railway and was a member of the Brotherhood of Trainmen of Columbus, OH. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Cordell Church with Rev. William Moore of Louisa and Rev. Arlie Blackburn of Louisa officiating. Burial was made in the Baker Cemetery. Rev. Cordle had been a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church for a year. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lohr Cordle; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cordle of Cordell; 5 sisters, Mrs. Elza Thompson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. John Wheeler, South Vienna, OH, and Mrs. W. H. Moore of Cordell, KY; and 3 brothers, Amos Cordle, London, OH, Andrew Cordle, Meringo, OH and Emanuel Cordle, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

DIAMOND, Charles W. “Dink”
Charles W. “Dink” Diamond, 86, a native of Lawrence County, died Nov 30 at his home in Lamar, MO, relatives here have been informed. Mr. Diamond was born and reared in this county and for a number of years conducted a general merchandise store on Deephole Branch, moving to Missouri about 28 years ago. He was a brother of the late Justice of the Peace Ben Diamond of the Morgan Creek section who died 3 years ago and of Mrs. Arminta Abbott, of Louisa. Interment was made at Lamar. Mr. Diamond’s wife, Mrs. Grace Mayhu Diamond, passed away about a year ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack Flynn of Chicago and another daughter of Detroit; and 2 sons, Dr. Bascom Diamond of Lamar and Dr. Byron Diamond of Peoria, IL. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 11, 1936

FERGUSON, Callis N.
Callis N. Ferguson, 21, son of Elder and Mrs. Lewis M. Ferguson, of Miami, AZ and until recently residents of Louisa, was accidentally killed in a factory at Miami last Friday, relatives here were informed this week. Since going to Arizona last September, young Ferguson had been employed as an oiler in a factory at Miami. There were no eye witnesses to the tragedy, it was reported here. The body was found at 10:30 last Friday morning. During the past summer young Ferguson conducted a photography studio near Carter’s Department Store here. He and his parents, Elder and Mrs. Lewis M. Ferguson, moved to Arizona 3 months ago. Funeral was conducted at Thatcher, AZ last Sunday and interment made there. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Scarlett and Mrs. W. V. Carter both of Miami, AZ and 3 brothers, H. E. Ferguson of Ophir, Morgan County, KY, and L. Crockett Ferguson and Lewis E. Ferguson, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

FRAZIER, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier, 84, widow of the late D. K. Frazier, died last Saturday at Glenhayes after an illness of 6 months. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday with the Rev. Rush Frazier, of Clifford, officiating and interment was made in the Frazier cemetery at Glenhayes. Deceased had been a member of the United Baptist church for 50 years. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

GRAHAM, George Ann
Miss George Ann Graham, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Graham and one of Lawrence County’s well known school teachers, passed away quietly at the home of her parents on Cherokee Sunday morning following an illness of several months. Funeral was conducted at the Graham home at Cherokee Monday afternoon with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette, of Louisa and the Rev. Martin Berry of Cherokee, conducting the rites. The funeral was largely attended. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Cherokee. Miss Graham is survived by her parents, one sister, Miss Sylvia Graham, a student at Morehead State Teachers College and one brother, Woodrow Graham of Lucrene, WA. Deceased was born and reared at Cherokee and had attended Berea Academy, Morehead State Teacher College and Eastern State Teachers College at Richmond where she distinguished herself in scholarship. She taught school for 6 years in Lawrence County before retiring because of ill health in the spring of 1935. As a teacher she applied herself intensely and was regarded as an excellent instructor. She was a member of the Blaine Christian church and leaves a wide circle of friends. Among relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. F.H. Moore of Winchester, KY and her sons, Dr. J. E. Moore and J. W. Moore and her daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Renaker of Winchester, KY and Mrs. T. H. Burchett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

HALE, Dama (Lockwood)
Mrs. Dama Lockwood Hale, 54, native of Lockwood, Boyd County, died Friday evening at her home in Maysville. The body arrived in Catlettsburg Saturday afternoon and taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Kate Lockwood, of Savage Branch. Funeral services were conducted from the Lockwood residence Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Shumway of Whites Creek officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Hale is survived by 6 brothers, Frank of Richmond, VA; J. J. of Ashland; Sam, Ben and Henry of Paintsville, KY; and J. R. of Buchanan; by 2 sisters, Mrs. Wade Bryant and Miss Faye Lockwood of Catlettsburg; 2 sons, Franklin Hale of Santa Monica, CA, B. W. Hale of Maysville, KY and 2 daughters, Catherine and Dorothy Hale both of Maysville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

HATTEN, J. B.
J. B. Hatten, 68, a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Hatten of Buchanan, died Saturday morning at his home in Independence, MO. He is survived by his widow, who is a daughter of the late Rev. Zephaniah Meek of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Proctor Kerr of Kansas City, MO, 3 sisters, Mrs. J. M. Burgner of Los Angeles, CA, Miss Elizabeth of Buchanan and Mrs. Margaret Wallace of Ashland. Funeral services were held Monday at Independence. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

JACKSON, Bertha (Thompson)
Mrs. Bertha Jackson, 52 years old, died at her home on Greenbrier, in Wayne County, WV, Dec 4 following an illness of only a few minutes with heart trouble. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thompson and the widow of John Jackson, Sr. Mrs. Jackson is survived by the following children: John Jackson, Jr., and Mrs. Harry Sellards of Wayne; Mrs. Roy Booton and Mrs. Sanders Spurlock of Kenova, Mrs. Luther Salmons of Webb and Miss Jewel Jackson at home; stepchildren: Mrs. Felix Thompson and Mrs. C. C. Thacker, of Portsmouth; Mrs. Sidney Wilson, Mrs. George Rutherford, rs. Spence Rutherford and Mrs. Boyd Pelfrey of Sidney; Mrs. Roy Holland of Kenova; sisters, Mrs. Charles Webb of Kenova; Mrs. Grace Webb, Mrs. Lena Webb and Mrs. Meda Bartram of Fort Gay; brothers, Guy, Luther, Clyde and Lindsey Thompson, all of Logan County; Herbert Thompson of Portsmouth and Will Thompson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

KAHNE, Mary Elizabeth (Hayes)
Last rites for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kahne, 87 who died Friday night at 6 in an Ashland hospital, were held from the Fourth Street Mission Monday afternoon at 4 and burial made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Kahne, who had lived in Ashland for the past 70 years, died of complications which followed a broken hip sustained recently. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Marvin Rowe of Ashland, Mrs. Leota Bellomy of Paintsville, Mrs. Emil Valentine of Ashland, and John and Harry Kahne at home; one brother, Asa Hayes of Marion, OH and a half brother, Raleigh Hayes of Richwood, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1936

LOVELY, James Lester
James Lester Lovely, 3 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lovely, of Fort Gay, died last Thursday. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving besides the parents are 4 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 25, 1936

MILLER, Emma (Shannon)
Mrs. Emma Shannon Miller, 64, wife of James S. Miller, died last Thursday noon at the Miller home on Lick Creek, 6 miles from Louisa, following a stroke suffered a month ago. Funeral rites were conducted Friday afternoon from the Burgess Chapel with Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa, and Rev. William Burgess of Burning Springs, WV, officiating and interment was made Saturday morning in the Shannon family cemetery at Gallup, under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Nannie Christian Shannon of Gallup and the late James Shannon. She had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She is survived by the mother, Mrs. Minnie Shannon of Gallup; one daughter, Mrs. Arlie See of Louisa, 3 sons, Fred Webb of Hellier, KY, Ed Webb of Betsy Layne, KY and James Shannon of Monroe, MI, 2 sisters, Mrs. H. B. Muncy of Louisa and Miss Patsy Shannon of Gallup; 2 brothers, A. M. Shannon of Louisa and A. T. Shannon of Louisa. Pallbearers were: W. C. Moore, Ed Castle, Tom Burgess, James Justice, Charles Allen, Bascom Muncy. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 11, 1936

PEARCE, Sarah (Childers)
Mrs. Sarah Childers Pearce, 96, one of the oldest residents of the county, died last Sunday at her home at Gallup of infirmities incident to old age. Deceased was the widow of the late W. M. Pearce of Gallup. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at Chapman with the Rev. e. T. Hurt officiating, and interment was made in the Dobbins Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. A. T. Helton and Mrs. Milton Parker of Gallup and Mrs. W. M. Moore of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 11, 1936

PRESTON, Billie York
Billie York Preston, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Preston of Buchanan, died Dec 16. Burial was made in the Buchanan Chapel cemetery with the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Surviving are the parents and one sister, Dottie Ruth Preston. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 25, 1936

SHORT, John Ernest
John Ernest Short, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Short, of Ashland, former residents of Lawrence County, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital of a gunshot wound in the abdomen received while at play Saturday afternoon. Young Short was accidentally shot by his playmate, Bill Johnson, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, who lived next door to the Shorts. The boys with several companions were playing “Cowboy and Indian” on a hillside near their home when “Johnny” failed to put up his hands when ordered. Bill Johnson pulled the trigger of a .22 caliber rifle that he believed empty and “Johnny” fell seriously wounded. Shortly after being admitted to the hospital an operation was performed in an attempt to check inward hemorrhage. Hospital attendants said the bullet penetrated the abdomen, liver and kidney. Coroner E. C. McGhee after making an investigation said death was accidental due to a gunshot wound in the abdomen. The child was born in Body County, was in the eighth grade at the Fairview school. For the past 8 years he had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church Sunday school. Surviving besides the parents are 3 sisters, Garnet, Lillian and Dorothy, all at home, 4 brothers, Edward, Burl, Jerry and Paul all at home; 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Dora Jordan and Mrs. Wealthan Short of near Fallsburg. The body was brought to Fallsburg Tuesday where funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Savage Memorial M. E. church, South with Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiating. Burial was made at Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

STUMP, Sallie
Mrs. Sallie Stump, 66, former resident of the Buchanan section of this county, died last Friday at her home in Kenova, WV. Funeral was conducted Sunday and burial was made in Docks Creek near Kenova. She was the daughter of the late John Stump, Sr. of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

THOMPSON, Frank
Evidently having suffered a heart attack while enroute to feed his cattle on a farm about 3 miles from his home, the body of Frank Thompson, 56, well known farmer of the Caney section near Webbville, was found in the Jim Woods branch near Brammer Gap last Sunday evening by a searching party composed of his son and a few neighbors. Thompson left his home on Caney about 9 Sunday morning to go feed his cattle on another farm on this side of Brammer Gap. When he did not return late in the afternoon, his son, Homer Thompson, and neighbors formed a searching party. They found his body, it was reported here, in a branch where evidently he fell before reaching the barn. An inquest was held and death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Thompson, a son of the late Green and Celia Thompson, was a well known farmer of the Webbville section. During the past year he had resided on a farm in Ohio, but had returned to his farm in this county about a month ago. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette of Louisa and the Rev. Harve Kelly officiating and interment was made in the Thompson Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Diamond Thompson; 2 sons, Oral Thompson of Lyndon, OH and Homer Thompson of Webbville; and 3 brothers, Millard Thompson of Twin Branch section, and Green and Grover Thompson of Webbville, Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 18, 1936

WARNICK, Mattie
Miss Mattie Warnick, 61, highly respected resident of Richardson, died at the Warnick home there Tuesday noon following a year’s illness. Funeral rites were conducted at the home at Richardson Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. H. B. Hewlette and the Rev. Hurt officiating, and interment was made there under direction of the Curtright Funeral Hoe. Miss Warnick, a daughter of the late William and Jane Preston Warnick, was born and reared at Richardson and had spent all her life there. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church 40 years. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. T. B. Layne of Ashland and Mrs. Julia Vaughan of Richardson and 3 brothers, William Warnick, Jr. of Richardson and J. W. and M. C. Warnick of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

WEBB, Bobby
WEBB, Mary
Bobby Webb, 3 years old and Mary Webb, 7 months old, children of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Webb, were burned to death last Friday shortly before dusk when fire of unknown origin destroyed the Webb home 5 miles east of Fort Gay on Big Hurricane Creek. The mother, Mrs. Elmira Webb, left the children alone in the home while she went up a nearby branch to get stove wood with which to cook the evening meal. The father was at work in a field nearly a mile away. When the mother returned, the house, which was an old type two-story log house which in recent years had been weather boarded, was a mass of flames on the end containing the living room. When she opened the door flames and smoke burst from the burning room and prevented her entering. Within a few minutes the house was completely consumed by the blaze and both children burned to death, it was reported here. Mrs. Webb, although not burned seriously, is confined to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Vanhoose, by shock and injury from breathing smoke, it was reported. The father, Otis Webb, is a son of Rev. Carmie Webb, well known Baptist minister of near Fort Gay. The Webb home was a tenant house on the farm of Irvin Jones. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 4, 1936

WELLMAN, Kizzie (Wilson)
Kizzie Wilson Wellman, 77 years old, native of Wayne County, passed away at the home of her son, Otto Wellman, Fort Gay, WV, Mill Creek section, Saturday, Dec 19, at 6:30 a.m. She was a daughter of the late Dave and Sarah Workman Wilson. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son, Otto Wellman, Sunday, Dec 20, 11 a.m. Burial at the Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years. Mrs. Wellman is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Dock Frasher, Fort Gay; Mrs. J. B. Knode, Fort Gay Mrs. C. E. Bruce, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Garlan Spears, Fort Gay, 5 sons, Otto Wellman, Fort Gay, George Wellman, Huntington, Taylor Wellman, Louisa, Noah Wellman, Huntington, and Carl Wellman, Kenova; 28 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 25, 1936

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