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ARRINGTON, Josephine (Swetnam)
1865-1938
Mrs. Josephine Swetnam Arrington, 72, wife of W. A. Arrington, died last Friday shortly after noon at the Arrington home at Cordell following an illness of about 6 weeks. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at the Cordell Church with the Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa officiating, and interment was made under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. A large crowd attended the rites. A daughter of the late Elza and Samantha Preston Swetnam, Mrs. Arrington was born and reared at Blaine, and had resided in the Cordell section the past 32 years. She was a member of the Blaine chapter Order of the Eastern Star and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 27 years. Mrs. Arrington is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. J. M. Green, Tulsa, OK, and Miss Nona Arrington, at home; 2 step daughters, Mrs. W. S. Nickle, San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Bishop Soward, Matewan, WV, 4 sons, Lonzo Arrington, of Tuscola, former county court clerk here, Hudson Arrington of Blaine, Norman Arrington at home and Oscar Salyers of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Hester Holden, Blaine, and Mrs. Samantha Wellman, Adams and one brother, Bud Swetnam of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

BAILEY, Clayborne
Clayborne Bailey, 86, a native of the Webbville section of this county, died Jan 9 at the home of a son, B. N. Bailey, at Sitka, Johnson Co., KY following a long illness. Funeral was conducted from the home of the son at Sitka, with the Rev. Warnie Bailey, a nephew, officiating and interment was made there. Deceased was a member of the Primitive Regular Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn his departure, his aged wife, Martha, who is 87 years old, 2 daughters, Mrs. B. F. Sturgell, of Ashland, KY, Mrs. William Pinkerton of Charleston, WV, 5 sons, B. N. Bailey, of Sitka, KY, B. F. Bailey of Hot Springs, VA, John Bailey of Panther, WV, James Bailey of Ceredo, WV and Frank Bailey of Denton, KY, 27 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

BEAIRE, Mary (Adkins)
Mrs. Mary Adkins Beaire, one of the oldest residents of Wayne County, died Thursday night of last week at her home at Saltpetre, WV after an illness of 28 months of complications incident to advanced age. She was born Jan 4, 1848 and had she lived 5 days longer would have been 99 years old. She was the widow of Joliffe J. Beaire, who died in 1928. Funeral was conducted Saturday morning at 11 from the Lynch M. E. Church near Saltpetre and interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery there. Deceased had been a member of the Christian Church for 60 years. She was a daughter of Wyatt and Catherine Smith Adkins. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. James Kelley, Twin Falls, ID and Mrs. James Wheeler, Saltpetre, WV, 2 sons, George W. Beaire, Charleston WV and Sam L. Beaire Fort Gay, WV, one sister, Mrs. Mary Prewitt, Ironton, OH and a brother, J. P. Adkins of Dunlow, VW. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

BENTON, Martha
Mrs. Martha Benton, 50, wife of Riley Benton and mother of Mrs. H. G. Stanfield, of Louisa, died last Saturday night at the Benton home at Caney, Morgan County, following a stroke suffered a few days earlier. Mrs. Stanfield was called to her bedside just last week. Funeral was conducted at he home Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

BOLT,  Raymond A.
Raymond A. Bolt, of Ashland and Grand Patriarch of the I.O.O.F., Kentucky Grand Encampment and formerly a druggist in Ashland, Paintsville and Prestonsburg died Monday at his home in Ashland of a heart attack. The body was returned to his former home in Newark, OH for interment. Mr. Bolt a the time of his death was salesman in the Big Sandy territory for the Imperial Ice Cream Company of Ashland and was widely known throughout the valley. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

BOYD, Etta (Scarberry)
Mrs. Etta Scarberry Boyd, 50, wife of A. Boyd, died Sunday at the home on Georges Creek after an illness of a year. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Richardson Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Al Hayes officiating and interment was made there. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 4 years. Surviving besides the husband are 3 daughters and 3 sons. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

BROWN, H. K.
1850-1938
Mr. H. K. Brown, resident of the Georges Creek-Borders Chapel community passed away early Sunday morning Jan 17. Mr. Brown was one of Lawrence county’s oldest and most respected citizens, having been born near the mouth of Lost Creek Oct 22, 1850. With exception of a few years residence in Johnson County his entire life had been lived in and around Borders Chapel neighborhood. On Jun 2, 1871, he was married to Maria Jane Auxier at Paintsville, KY who now survived him, together with 10 children: J.F. Brown, E. E. Brown, D. G. Brown of Georges Creek, Lewis Brown, Lowmansville, E. B. Brown, Prestonsburg, KY, A. E. Brown, Portsmouth, OH, H. K. Brown, Jr., Elk City, OK; 3 daughters, Mrs. J. S. Short, Mrs. H. L. Haws, of Louisa and Mrs. Jess Daniels of Georges Creek. Forty three grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren are among the descendants of this union to mourn his loss. He became affiliated with the Methodist Church in 1892 and since that time followed closely the teaching of the Son of God, and finally died in the faith. His relatives and those who visited him during the last year of his infirmity received many kindly words of spiritual advice. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Henry Griffith of Lowmansville. Interment was made Monday in the family cemetery on the old home farm. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

BRUMFIELD, James
James Brumfield, 58, of Kenova, roadmaster for the N & W railway, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral was conducted Monday from the Kenova Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Mullins and Rev. C. C. Yates officiating and interment was made in the Staley Cemetery on Whites Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

BURNS, Opal (Chaffin)
Mrs. Opal Chaffin Burns, 34, wife of Watt Burns of East Fork, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chaffin of the mouth of Tabors Creek section near Fort Gay, died Tuesday morning in the King’s Daughters’ hospital in Ashland, after an illness of 2 months. Mrs. Burns had been a resident of the East Fork section of Boyd County for 12 years. She was a member of the Grassland M. E. Church. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Grassland Church with the pastor, Rev. Elias, officiating, and interment was made in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Surviving in addition to her husband and 3 sons, Edward C. , Ersel, and Billy Joe, all at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chaffins, of Fort Gay, WV, 3 sisters, Mrs. Maude Quisenberry of Lawrence County, Mrs. Hazel Huff of Prestonsburg, KY, Miss Gladys Chaffins of Fort Gay, WV and 2 brothers, Dewey of Lawrence County and William of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

CANTERBURY, Enoch
Enoch Canterbury, 68 years old, died Jan 10 at the home of Oliver Brumfield, of Buffalo Creek, after a lingering illness. He is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Keen and Mrs. James Merrick, both of Prichard, Mrs. B. B. Drown of Kenova and Mrs. Gus Phoff of near Wayne; 3 brothers, Albert Canterbury of Kenova, Harve Canterbury of near Wayne and John Canterbury of Russell, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

CONLEY, Morris
Paintsville, KY—Jan 21, (From Paintsville Herald)—Morris Conley, age 44, died at Fort Knox, KY, Jan 15 following a short illness from pneumonia. Mr. Conley was a native of Johnson County and was born near Paintsville. He was a son of the late George W. Conley and was a nephew of Judge H. B. Conley. He had been in the regular U. S. Army for the past 28 years and would have been eligible for retirement with pay in 2 years.. He was unmarried. A military funeral was held at Ft. Knox last Sunday and the body shopped to Paintsville for burial Tuesday. Interment was made in the Conley Cemetery on Jennies Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

COOKSEY, Lafe
Lafe Cooksey, 52, of Spring Hill, WV, and formerly a resident of this county, died on Thursday of last week in a hospital in Charleston, WV following an illness of over a year. Funeral was conducted Saturday in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Spring Hill of which he was a member and where he had long served as superintendent of the Sunday school. The Rev. J. E. Myers and the Rev. Morrison officiated at the rites and the Masonic lodge conducted their ritual at the grave. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Cooksey, a son, Robert Cooksey, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Carpenter, of Catlettsburg, KY, a sister, Mrs. H. S. Dean of Spring Hill, and one brother, Bob Cooksey of Hazard, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

COPLEY, Ella (Rowe)
Mrs. Ella Copley, 40 years old, died at her home at Genoa, WV, Jan 1 following an illness of several weeks of influenza. She was the daughter of Dick and Nancy Rowe and had been a member of the Baptist Church for several years. She is survived by the husband, Al? Copley, 4 children and 4 brothers. Funeral services were conducted last Sunday by Rev. J. H. Harvey with burial at Genoa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

CORDIAL, Dave
Dave Cordial, 73, died early Monday morning at his home at Ulysses after a 2 weeks illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Thompson cemetery near Ulysses. Mr. Cordial had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Cordial, 4 daughters and 2 sons. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

CRISP, Essie (Conn)
1891-1938
Mrs. Essie Conn Crisp, 46, wife of Henry Crisp, and a native of Elliott County, died Wednesday of last week at her home in Portsmouth, OH. She was born Aug 4, 1891, in Elliott County, KY, a daughter of Hansford and Ellen Conn. She lived in Elliott County during her early life. On Sep 28,1 905, she was married to Henry Crisp at Sandy Hook, KY. Surviving are her husband and 9 children, Mrs. Colie Beck, Mrs. Rusha Clark, Milt Crisp, Vestor Crisp, Trudy Crisp, Thurman Crisp of Portsmouth and Velvo Crisp of Killarney, WV. One child preceded her in death. She also leaves a brother, Lee Conn of Salt Lick, KY, a sister, Mrs. Sabra Adkins of Portsmouth and a half brother, Turner Wilson of Norwood. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

DAMRON, Wayne
Wayne Damron, of Huntington, a brother of Mrs. George Scott, of Louisa died last Saturday at his home in Huntington. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Damron of Doane, WV. Floyd and Lafayette Damron of Dunlow, WV are brothers of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

DEAN, Richard
Richard Dean, infant son of Walter S. and Julia Billups Dean of Fort Gay, route 1, died Saturday and was buried Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

DEREFIELD, Myme
Mrs. Myme Burton Derefield, 32, wife of Frank Derefield, of Rush, died Sunday after a 2 weeks illness. She was a daughter of Thomas C. and Laura O’Neal Burton and was born at Rush. Surviving are the husband, father, 3 brothers, Howard Burton of Gartin, WV, Paul and James Burton of Rush, KY and 6 sisters, Mrs. Clifford Davis and Mrs. Harry McNeal of Gartin, WV; Mrs. Everett Alexander and Mrs. Lige Lemaster, both of Rush and Misses Pauline and Margaret Burton, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

EWING, James
James Ewing, 64, one of Louisa’s most respected colored citizens, died Saturday evening at his home here after an illness of 8 days. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the African M.E. Church, of which he was a member and a deacon. The Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiated at the rites and interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa. Ewings had been an employee at the L. F. Wellman Hardware Store here for the past 10 years and had served in the same capacity for E.E. Shannon for 15 years before. He had resided here for 47 years. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Wallace Barnes, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Rebecca Harris, Mahan, WV, Mrs. Phoebe Ferguson, Louisa and Elizabeth Ewing, Huntington, WV’ 3 sons, Chester, Huntington, WV, James, Louisa, and Wallace, Frankfort; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Razor, Ashland and Mrs. Lulu Justice, Louisa and one brother, Lucien Ewing, Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

FULLER, Elizabeth (McCall)
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Fuller, who died Sunday at her home in Kenova was buried Tuesday at Prichard after funeral services conducted at the Kenova M.E. Church. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Fuller, a son, Paul Fuller at home and a brother, Ira McCall, Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1938

GRAHAM, Nancy Virginia (Pennington)
1849-1938
Mrs. Nancy Virginia Pennington Graham, 89, a native of the Willard section, died Sunday at the home of a daughter Mrs. Tildon Wells, at Beetle, KY. Funeral was held Tuesday and interment was made at Beetle. Mrs. Graham was born at Willard, KY on Feb 3, 1849, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Pennington. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Portsmouth. For several years Mrs. Graham resided at Portsmouth. She was married to James Polk Graham on Apr 4, 1876 and he died May 1928. Thirteen children were born to this union. Those surviving are: Mrs. Jackson Wilcox, Cecil, and Wentworth Graham of Newcastle, PA, Mrs. Wells, of Beetle, Mrs. Monroe Blevins of Willard and Mrs. Harlen Kersey of Ashland. Six children preceded her in death. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Mrs. Charles Shearer of Charleston and W. G. Pennington of Webbville, KY and half brother, Amzy Pennington of Willard, She also leaves 57 grandchildren, 101 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

GREEN, Lucy (Lemaster)
Mrs. Lucy Green, widow of the late Garfield Green, died last week at the Green home at Davisville. Rev. G. V. Cordle officiated at the funeral which was conducted at the home, and interment was made in the cemetery at Franks creek. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1938

Blaine, KY Jan 4—Mrs. Ellen Green, wife of the late Garfield Green, died Thursday at her home near Davisville from a lingering illness of tuberculosis. Mrs. Green had been confined to her bed for more than a year. Surviving her are her children, Hobart, Manda, and Gracie Green, and Mrs. Jess Wheeler, all of Davisville. Last rites were held a the home Friday with Rev. G. V. Cordle officiating and interment was made in the family burring ground at Franks Creek. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

HALE, Mattie (Asch)
Mrs. Mattie Asch Hale, 43, wife of Clarence Hale, of Louisa route 1, died Sunday evening at the Hale home on Lick Creek after a brief illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson Asch and was born and reared in this county. She had resided in this county all her life except for a 3 year residence in Catlettsburg in 1923-26. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Asch Cemetery on Lick Creek with the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Deceased had been a member of the United Baptist Church for several years. She is survived by one daughter, Nora Hale at home, 3 sons, Thomas, R. L. and Douglas, at home, one sister, Mrs. Roy McKinster, Louisa and 2 brothers, John Asch of Louisa and Millard Asch of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

HANNAH, Louisa (Fraley)
Mrs. Louisa Fraley Hannah, 67, a native of Elliott County, and sister of Miss Anna Fraley of Blaine, died Saturday night at her home at Wakefield OH near Portsmouth. Funeral was conducted Tuesday from the Baptist Church there and interment was made in Salt Creek Cemetery. She is survived by 3 sons, T. E. of Portsmouth, Dewey and Noah of Lucasville, OH, 2 daughters, Mrs. Clifford Days of Piketon, OH and Miss Cora Hannah of Piketon, OH, a sister, Miss Anna Fraley of Blaine, KY and 2 brothers, George Fraley of Ashland and Noah of Relief, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

HAYWOOD, Marshall Levon
Marshall Levon Haywood, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Haywood of Louisa, died yesterday in a local hospital after a 3 day illness. Funeral will be conducted Friday noon from the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Nora Hayes, at Lackey, Floyd County and interment will be in made there. Besides the parents, he is survived by 3 sisters, Dorothy, Nora Frances and Jewel, all at home and one brother, Mont Lee Haywood, at home and grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Hayes, Lackey, KY and Mrs. Naomi Palmer, Wayland, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

HOLBROOK, Foster S.
Foster S. Holbrook, retired farmer of Martha, KY, died Jan 5, 1938. He was 72 years old, the son of Campbell and Susan Holbrook, brother of Dr. J. H. Holbrook, Paintsville, KY, F. E. Holbrook and Hargus Holbrook, both deceased and Sarah Evans, Sarah, KY. He was an uncle of Mr. L.D. Fyffe of Louisa, KY. His wife preceded him in death 33 years ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Billie Sparks, Martha, KY and Mrs. George Ferguson, state of Washington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

HORTON, John
John Horton, 70, for many years a farmer of the Belle Trace section near the Lawrence-Carter County line, was found dead in the barn on the Horton farm Dec 29. Mr. Horton, it was reported here, committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn. Funeral was conducted  Friday, Dec 31,  at the home just over the line in Carter county with the Rev. ????? of Willard, officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by one son, Charles Horton of the Cat section of this county, and 2 brothers, Lee Horton of Bells Trace and Jake Horton of Greenup. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

HOWARD, Mary (Tackett)
Mrs. Mary Howard , 55, wife of William Howard, and mother of W. G. Howard, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday a the Howard home in Ashland. She was born in Magoffin County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Tackett. Interment was made in Bloomington, Magoffin County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

LEWIS, Eliza Ann (Parsons)
Mrs. Eliza Ann Lewis, 54, wife of Oscar Lewis of Portsmouth, OH, died Monday after an extended illness of complications. Mrs. Lewis was born near Bruin, Floyd County, a daughter of Grabr?? and Lucinda Parsons. Surviving are her husband, and 3 children, Eugene of Clifford, Vencil of Bruin, Raymond, Wayne, Mabel, Ruth and Phyllis at home. A son, Ralph, preceded her in death. She also leaves her mother and brothers and sisters: J.T. and Hobart Parsons and Mrs. Walter Flannery of Chillicothe, E?? Parsons of Sciotoville, Mrs. John Lewis of Portsmouth, Mrs. J.C. Lewis of Taylor, KY, and Mrs. Monroe Hardin of Siloam, and a half brother, Richard Parsons of Oldtown, KY. Funeral services were Wednesday at Bruin, Elliott County. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

MCCOY, Pleasant
Pleasant P. McCoy, 94, prominent Lawrence County farmer and formerly a merchant and postmaster at Pleasant, Martin County, died Saturday evening at his farm home at Cherokee in this county after an illness of about a month of complications incident to advanced age. A son of the late William and Sarah James McCoy, deceased, was born in Floyd County, and moved with his family to Martin County when he was 8 years old. For 30 years Mr. McCoy served as postmaster at Pleasant, Martin County, and conducted a general merchandise store there. He served for many years as trustee of the school there and was widely known as a business man of that section. He moved to this county with his family 25 years ago and had operated a large farm at Cherokee. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church since early manhood, his father being a minister of that church. The body will be held at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa until June when funeral service and burial will be conducted at the McCoy cemetery at Thomas, Floyd County. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rebecca A. Blackburn, Cherokee, KY; 4 sons, Attorney W. R. “Buddy” McCoy, Inez, KY, Attorney Hayes McCoy, Bartlettsville, OK, George McCoy, a funeral director of Jenkins, KY and C. W. McCoy of Dicie, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Fraley, Lexington, KY and Mrs. Miranda McCoy, Cassie, WV and one brother, Sam D. McCoy, Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

MEEK, Fernando
Fernando W. Meek, 72, widely known Lawrence County farmer and landowner, died early Monday morning at his home at Busseyville 5 miles west of here, after a short illness. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home at Busseyville with the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Mr. Meek is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Baisden Meek, 3 brothers, G.V. Meek, Huntington, WV, and Frank and George Meek of Louisa, route 1; 2 sisters, Mrs. A. C. Weeks and Mrs. Bert Shaffer, of Louisa, route 1, 2 sons, Melvin Meek, Williamson, WV and R. C. Meek, Waterloo, OH; and 5 daughters, Mrs. Albert Muncy, Mrs. John Wellman, and Mrs. L. J. Terry all of Louisa, route 1, Mrs. G. T. Bailey, and Mrs. Golden Black, both of Williamson, WV. Interment was in charge of Curtright Funeral Home and pallbearers were Webb Huff, Ham Bradley, Fred Wellman, Milt Bradley, Elmer Isaac and Jerry Wellman. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

MILLER, James C.
James C. Miller, 73, retired farmer of the Little Blaine section, died Sunday of a heart attack at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harlan Booth, near Louisa. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning from the Spencer Church on Little Blaine with the following ministers officiating. Rev. Sylvester Ball, Rev. willie Moore, Rev. Dave Al Hayes, Rev. C. W. Moore, Rev. T. W. Fraley and Rev. Arlie Blackburn. Mr. Miller is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Neal Thompson, Louisa, route 2, Mrs. L. B. Hayes, Ledocio, Mrs. Elva Sammons, Louisa, route 2, Mrs. John Jones, Torchlight, and Mrs. Harlan Booth, Louisa, route 3; one son, Sherley Miller, of Charley, one brother, J. C. Miller of Noris, and one sister, Mrs. Min Miller of Charley. Mr. Miller’s wife, Mrs. Mary McKinster Miller died 4 years ago. Deceased had long been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 14, 1938

NEW, Sarah (Bates)
Mrs. Sarah Bates New, 67, widow of the late Rev. Thomas New of Torchlight, died Wednesday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Kirk in Williamson, WV. The body was returned here and funeral will be conducted from the New home at Torchlight Friday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. Vern Ball officiating and interment will be made in the family cemetery there. Mrs. New’s husband, the late Rev. Thomas New, was killed by a train near Torchlight about 2 years ago. Deceased was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Justice Bates. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. King and 7 sons, John B., T. R., and Victor D. New, all of Torchlight, Lott, Luther and George New all of Ethel, WV and Paul New of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

PICKLESIMER. G. V.
G. V. Picklesimer, 53, a native of Louisa who moved to Ironton many years ago, died Friday morning at his home in Ironton. Deceased is a nephew of J. H. Picklesimer of Louisa. Mr. Picklesimer formerly was an Ironton policeman and for a time was employed at the malleable and  ??  plants in Ironton. Funeral was conducted Sunday in an Ironton funeral home and interment was made in Woodland Cemetery there. In addition to his widow, Mrs. Sadie Picklesimer, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chester Clark of Ironton and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Compton of MeDermott, OH and Mrs. Catherine Chapman of Coal Grove. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

RATLIFF, Henrietta
Henrietta, 21 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ratliff, of South Williamson, died in a hospital Jan 9, after an illness of 10 days. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon of last week at the family cemetery at Fort Gay by Rev. J. T. Spencer and Rev. Frank McKinster. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

SPARKS, John
John Sparks, 67, former jailer of Johnson County and father of the Sparks brothers who established the Sparks Bus Lines through the Big Sandy Valley died Jan 15 at his home near Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

WADKINS, Sarah (Kelly)
Mrs. Sarah Kelly Wadkins, 40, wife of Zed Wadkins and a sister of Mrs. Lethia Thompson of Louisa, died Sunday a the home at North Moreland, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

WAID, H.
H. Waid, 62, clothing salesman who has resided in Lawrence County for the past 10 years died suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday evening of last week as he was walking from the business section of Louisa to his home in the Italy addition. Mr. Waid was stricken near the home of R. A. Wilson and expired in a few moments.  Funeral was conducted from the Louisa Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Members of the Jr. O. U.A. M. of Ashland and Louisa attended the service and officiated with their ritual at the grave. Mr. Waid was a native of Georgia, coming here 10 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Pigg Waid, a native of this county; 5 daughters, Mrs. A. J. Hall, Mrs. Sam Montabana and Mrs. Jerry Lisk, all of Birmingham, AL, Mrs. D. L. Stokes, Chattanooga, TN, and Mrs. Luke Stokes of Florence, AL; one son, J. L. Waid, Birmingham, AL, one sister, Mrs. J. M. Bagley, Andersonstead, AL and one brother, J. S. Waid. Mr. Waid was a member of the Ashland council Jr. O.U.A.M. Pallbearers were C. B. Wellman, Milt Vinson, W. S. Boggs, George Hawes, H. S. Young and L. D. Fyffe. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 21, 1938

WELLMAN, Lexie (Selbee)
Mrs. Lexie Selbee Wellman, 64, wife of Elisha Wellman, died Wednesday morning at the Wellman home, Fort Gay, WV, route 2, near Saltpetre following a 10 weeks illness of complications. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the Lynch church near Saltpetre, WV with the Rev. Lewis Peters, of Fort Gay, officiating. Deceased had been a member of the Holiness Church for many years. Mrs. Wellman was a daughter  of the late Bernard and Mary Workman Selbee and was born and reared on Butler district a few miles from Fort Gay. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Callie Finley and Mrs. Joan Webb of Fort Gay, route 2, 2 sons, Theron Wellman and Russell Wellman, Fort Gay, route 2, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. L. Jarrell of Fort Gay, route 2 and Mrs. T. B. Preston of Kenova, WV and one brother, W. H. Selbee of Upper Darby, PA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

WHITLEY, Linnia (Mason)
1891-1938
Mrs. Linnia Mason Whitley, a native of Isonville, Elliott County, KY, died Monday at her home at Swaugher Valley, near Portsmouth, OH after an illness since October of complications. Mrs. Whitley was born Dec 4, 1891, at Isonville, KY, a daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Mason. Her early life was lived at Isonville. On Oct 15, 1910, she was married to Mr. Whitley, at Sandy Hook, KY. They moved to Portsmouth 20 years ago. Mrs. Whitley was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, and these children: Mrs. Alafair Shonkwiler, Mrs. Mabel Gee of Sciotoville, route 2, Mrs. Myrtle Hughes of Twin Valley, Edward, Elwood, and Roscoe at home. She also leaves sisters and brothers: Norman and Cecil Mason of Lynchburg, Mrs. Bertha Fannin of Isonville and Mrs. Tennie Diniger of Hamilton. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jan 28, 1938

WILSON, Arbie F.
Arbie F. Wilson, 49, died Friday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Wilson, after an illness of 5 days. A son of the late Garnet Wilson and Mrs. Mary Shannon Wilson, Mr. Wilson was born in Louisa and ha spent practically all his life here. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the home of his mother and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Pallbearers were Active; Richard Wilson, Claude Wilson, Lindsey Wilson, Garland Wilson, Paul Copley and Andy See; Honorary: E. E. Queen, W. A. Fyffe, H. b. Muncy, Dr. J. W. McNabb, Lon Patton, James Muncy and George Hawes. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Wilson; 3 sons, A. S. Wilson, Felix Wilson, Columbus, OH, and Wayne Wilson, Louisa, route 4, 2 sisters, Mrs. Creed Gearhart, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Fred Wellman, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 7, 1938

WRAY, W. W.
1873-1938
Dr. W. W. Wray, 67, for more than 37 years, a practicing physician in Lawrence County, and one of its most beloved citizens, passed away Wednesday night in a Louisa hospital following an illness of nearly 2 years of complications. Dr. Wray became ill in March 1936, and shortly afterward submitted to a surgical operation in a Huntington hospital. Recovering to a marked degree, he returned to Louisa and continued his practice for nearly a year, but was forced to return to the hospital in Huntington, during the past summer for treatment and rest. Later he returned to Louisa and had been a patient in a Louisa hospital for 2 months. Death came Wednesday night at 11:15. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 from the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church South, with Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. C. F. Froderman, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Dr. Wray was a native of Pennsylvania. A son of the late Robert and Sarah Kurr Wray, he was born and reared at Petrolia, PA. He studied medicine at the medical college of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, graduating in 1897.  Shortly afterward he came to Portsmouth, OH and practiced for a few months, later coming to Louisa where he practiced his profession for a year and a half and then went to Richardson and Peach Orchard as physician for a coal company. He remained at Richardson until 1920 when he removed to Louisa, and has practiced here since. Dr. Wray, a kindly man, interested in the welfare of all people, numbered  his friends in the hundreds throughout this section. For more than 38 years, he had traveled into the remotest parts of Lawrence, Martin and Wayne Counties, riding horseback most of the time and through any and all weather, day or night, to administer to the sick. Dr. Wray not only administered to those sick  of body, but his kindly personality and wholesome philosophy of life which he exhibited at all tome, soothed also those sick of mind and spirit as well. His passing will be deeply mourned by hundreds. Dr. Wray had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, for 18 years and also was a member of the Louisa Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Salyers Wray; 2 daughters, Miss Shirley Wray of Louisa and Mrs. John Walter of Ashland; 2 sons, Dr. L. C. Wray, who is a staff surgeon in a hospital at Jenkins, KY and Robert Wray of Louisa; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Hermia Powell of Salt Lick, KY and one sister, Miss Augusta Wray of North Washington, PA and 3 brothers, Curtis Wray, North Washington, PA, Charles Wray, Petrolia, PA and Harry Wray, Brewing, PA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jan 14, 1938

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BERRY, Malinda (Batholomew)
Mrs. Malinda Berry, Batholomew Berry, 77, wife of Martin Berry, died last Friday at the Berry home in Ashland after a week’s illness. The body was returned to this county and taken to the home of a niece, Miss Elizabeth Berry, at Irad, where funeral was conducted Sunday morning with the Rev. Willie Spillman and Rev. E. F. Parker, officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Berry was born in Virginia, a daughter of the late James and Polly Batholomew, both natives of Virginia. Surviving in addition to the husband are 3 sisters, Mrs. E. W. Jobe of Lawrence County, Mrs. Emma Berry of Ashland, and Mrs. R. F. Potter of Cheap, KY; her stepdaughter, Mrs. Vanhorn and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

BORDERS, Martha (Wellman)
1851-1938
Mrs. Martha Wellman Borders, age 86 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.G. Brown, Feb 1. She was converted and joined the Methodist Church at the age of 14 years and lived a good Christian life to the end. She will be greatly missed by her friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Sammy Wellman of Fort Gay, WV and interment was made in the Borders Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

BOYES, John Emmett
Fort Gay, WV, Feb 2—John Emmett Boyes, 78, prominent farmer of Fort Gay, route 2, died early Sunday morning at his home on Greenbrier, 12 miles west of Fort Gay, after an illness of 2 years. Deceased was born in Virginia, a son of the late Isaac Henry and Elizabeth McCloud Boyes. He was a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at 11 from the home in Greenbrier with the Rev. Ben Curnutte of Fort Gay, route 1, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery with the Vinson Lodge of fort Gay conducting their ritual at the grave. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gussie Boyes, 3 daughters, Mrs. Adolph Lycan, Prichard, WV, Mrs. Golden Lloyd, Fort Gay, and Miss Ellen Boyes, at home; 11 sons, G. C. Boyes, Fort Gay, Isaac, John, P. T. and Asa Boyes all of Rittman, OH, P. P. Boyes, Prince George, VA, Garland Boyes, Ceredo, WV, Audley Boyes, Orrville, OH and Haskel, V??son, and Alfred Boyes, all at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Laben Christian, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Alex Christian and Mrs. J.S. Christian, both of Rittman, OH and 3 brothers, C.R. and R. L. Boyes, both of Fort Gay, WV and B. C. Boyes of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

BRUMFIELD, Noah J.
Noah J. Brumfield, 28, of Webb, WV, died early Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital where he had been a patient 3 days. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. He had been seriously for 2 months. Deceased was a son of William C. and Adelie Evans Brumfield of Webb. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home cemetery at Webb with Rev. Tom Sammons of Webb, officiating. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Glendeith Jarrell Brumfield; one son, Theodore, one sister, Miss Ethel Brumfield, at home and 6 brothers, Sam, Homer, Elmer, Lafe, Chris and Don Brumfield, all of Webb. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

BRYAN, Phillip Gordon
Phillip Gordon, Bryan, 6 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bryan, of Adeline, KY, died last Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital after a 3 day illness. Funeral was conducted Sunday morning at the home at Aveline on Bear Creek and interment was made in he family cemetery there. Surviving besides the parents are 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

BUNTING, William
William Bunting, 73, father of Dave Bunting, of Louisa, route 4, died Sunday at his home at Cannonsburg after a month’s illness. He was a native of Kilgore, KY. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Missionary Baptist Church at Cannonsburg and interment was made in the Coalton Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, David, of Louisa, route 4, Thomas of Glen Rogers, WV and Frank of Cannonsburg; 4 daughters, Mrs. Nora Phelps of Evansville, IN, Mrs. Lillian Herald, and Miss Frances Bunting of Huntington and Miss Besse Bunting of Grayson, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack Hall, of Princess, KY and Miss Mary Bunting of Pittsburg, PA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

CASEY, Samuel
Samuel Casey, 72, a native of the Fallsburg section of this county, died suddenly last Friday night a the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Warny Mays, at Hardy, on Pond Creek in Pike county. The body was returned to the home of a brother, James Casey, at Fallsburg, Sunday and interment was made Monday in the Casey family cemetery. Mr. Casey, a widower, had been residing with his son-in-law and daughter on Pond Creek for some time. His wife died 32 years ago. He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Mayes, one son, Clifford Casey, Whitman, WV, one brother, James Casey, Fallsburg, KY, 2 sisters, Mrs. James Bowman of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Jessie Estep of Mallory, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

CHANDLER, Ella Fern
Ella Fern Chandler, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Chandler, of Ashland, formerly of this county, died last Friday at the Chandler home in Ashland. The child is survived by her parents, a brother, James L?? Chandler, at home, her paternal grandfather, S. M. Chandler of Lowmansville, KY and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pack, of Charley, Lawrence County, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

CLAY, Wade H.
Wade H. Clay, 58, a native of Paintsville who moved to  Ashland from Paintsville 37 years ago and had been active in the city's business and civic life ever since, died on Thursday of last week in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was assistant cashier of the Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Ashland for a few years, then became associated with Joe Alexander in the furniture business in 1907. After selling the furniture business to Josselson Bros. he had engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was a member of the Ashland board of education and had served as city clerk. Funeral and interment was in Ashland Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

ENDICOTT, John Willis?,
John Willis? Endicott, 76, died Feb 5 at Versailles, KY after an illness of several months of paralysis. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years and is survived by the widow, Mrs. Minnie Endicott of Versailles, 4 children, Mrs. Alice Miller, Mrs. Douglas Rowe, Landon Endicott, of Versailles and Mrs. Florence Hatfield of Matewan; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and several other relatives at Crum, WV. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Minerva Marcum of near Crum, by Rev. James Williamson, with burial in the Marcum and Salmons Cemetery near the home of Kennie Marcum. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

EVANS,
West Liberty, KY, Feb 18—The 2 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Evans was burned to death in its crib when the Evans home was destroyed by fire Monday at Liberty Road. Three bothers and sisters of the baby, all under 10 years of age, managed to escape and call their mother who was a the barn milking, but the flames had gained such headway that she was unable to enter the house to removed her baby. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

FANNIN, Emma Belle (Curnutte)
1860-1938
Mrs. Emma Belle Fannin, 77, widow of the late Roland B. Fannin, died early Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara Skaggs, at Fallsburg, following a six months illness of dropsy. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at 11:30 from the Buchanan Chapel M E Church South, near Zelda and interment was made in the cemetery there. Deceased was a daughter of the late Steven and Elizabeth Curnutte and was born and reared near Zelda this county. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Clara Skeens, Fallsburg, KY, Miss Ruth Fannin, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Noldia Compton, Louisa, and Miss Hala Fannin of Ashland, 3 brothers, V. B. Curnutte of Huntington, WV and O. L. and E. B. Curnutte both of Zelda. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

FLANERY, Charles C.
1875-1938
Charles C. Flanery, 62, formerly a resident and business man of Webbville, died Friday in a hospital in Lexington after a long illness. The body was retuned to Goddard, KY, where funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Claypoole. Mr. Flanery was born May 22, 1875 at Bruin, Elliott County, and on Dec 25, 1901, he was married to Maude Rice Flanery, who preceded him in death in Jan 1926. Since that time he was remarried. He had entered in several business enterprises in the Webbville section and had attained a host of friends who will be sorry to hear of his death. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Flanery, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Claypool, of Goddard, KY, Mollie Flanery of Ashland, KY, and Jean Flanery of Willard, KY; one stepdaughter, Pauline Phillips of Willard, 2 sons, W. . Flanery of Columbus, OH and L. K. Flanery of Goddard, KY; 7 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Rose and Mrs. Laura Rose of Willard, Mrs. J. T. Parsons, of Ashland, Mrs. C. e. Parsons and Margaret Flanery both of Minford, OH; Mrs. J. B. Jenkins of South Webster, OH, and Mrs. B. B. Triplett of Portsmouth, OH; 2 brothers, Ison Flanery of Webbville and J. B. Flanery of Marengo, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

FRASHER, Charlie A.
Charlie A. Frasher, 72, of Portsmouth, a native of this county, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at Portsmouth General Hospital after a short illness of influenza. Mr. Frasher was born in Lawrence County, KY a son of John and Ella Frasher. He was a cement finisher by trade and had resided in Portsmouth the last 35 years. Surviving are these children, George Frasher, Oliver Frasher, Clyde Frasher, and Mrs. Carrie Robinson of Columbus. He also leaves a brother, Kay Frasher of Zelda, KY. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Friday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

FYFFE, Mary A. (Hutchinson)
Mrs. Mary A. Fyffe, 84, widow of the late Joseph Fyffe, died Friday, Jan 28, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Skaggs, in the head of Blaine section of this county. She had been in failing health for some time and death was attributed to complications incident to advanced age. She was a daughter of the late Franklin and Anna Sloas Hutchinson. Her husband, Joseph Fyffe. Passed away in 1912. To this devoted couple were born 9 children, 8 of whom survive. One daughter, passed away in 1890 at the age of 4 years. The surviving children are: John F. and Alonzo Fyffe, of Elliott County, L. D. Fyffe of Louisa, ex-county judge of Lawrence County,
Winfield Fyffe, Yatesville, KY, Mrs. Rosa Norris, Plummers Landing, KY, Mrs. Anna Brickey, Isonville, KY, Miss Nora Fyffe, Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Effie Skaggs, Martha, KY and a step daughter, Mrs. Martha Hay of Crandon, WS. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Skaggs, with whom she made her home for some time. Rev. Thomas Bailey officiated at the rites, assisted by Rev. Willie Sparks and Rev. Emory Ferguson. Mrs. Fyffe had been a member of the United Baptist church for 50 years. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the old home in Elliott County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

GAMBILL, Alafair (Ward)
1843-1938
Mrs. Alafair Gambill, 94 years old, widow of the late W. H. Gambill, River, died Friday night at her home from infirmities of age. She was the oldest of a family of seven children. Born and reared in the vicinity of Offutt, Mrs. Gambill was one of the best known and most beloved women in the community. She had been making her home with her son, John C. Gambill. Mrs. Gambill was a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Welch of Huntington, widow of the late Capt. John Welch, well-known river pilot on the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. Besides her sister and the son with whom she made her home, the following children survive: James and Nathan Gambill of River, and a daughter, Mrs. Sally Perry of Huntington. Burial was in the family cemetery near River Sunday Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

HAMMONDS, William Steven, Jr.
William Steven Hammonds, Jr., 10 year old son of William S. and Frances Wells Hammonds, of Tuscola, died Monday at the Hammonds home after an illness of 2 years. Funeral will be conducted Saturday from the home of his grandfather, Albert Hammonds near Tuscola with the Rev. Fred Vanover, officiating. Surviving besides the parents are 4 sisters, Mrs. Ison Patrick of Tuscola, and Misses Bobby Jean, Virginia and Myrtle, all at home and one brother, Thomas Edmond also at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

HENSLEY, Peter
Peter Hensley, 81, retired Boyd County farmer, died Monday at the Stumbo hospital at Martin, Floyd County. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here where funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa, officiating and interment was made in the See Cemetery on The Point near Louisa. Mr. Hensley resided in Boyd County most of his life, but had made his home with a son, Irvy Hensley at Langley, Floyd County for some time. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Surviving are 2 sons, Ivry Hensley, Langley, KY, and M?? Hensley, of Louisa,, and one brother, Hack Hensley of Catlettsburg. His wife, Mars. Corda Hensley died 15 years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

HICKMAN, Minnie (Farley)
Mrs. Minnie Fraley Hickman, 45, wife of Drew Hickman of Torchlight, died Tuesday in a hospital in Lexington, KY. The body was returned here and funeral will be conducted from the home at Torchlight Friday afternoon at 2. Interment will be made in the Harmon Cemetery near there. Deceased was born at Inez, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas Farley and Mary Hardin Farley. She is survived by her husband, mother, 5 daughters, Mrs. L. George and Mrs. Norman McKenzie, both of Torchlight, and Misses Mary Belle, Marie and Julia Hickman, all at home and 3 sons, Junior, Thomas and Gid Hickman all of Torchlight. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

HOLBROOK, Elizabeth Frances (Gambill)
Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Holbrook, 82, wife of J. C. Holbrook, former residents of this county, died Sunday night at the Holbrook home in Greenup. Death followed an extended illness and was attributed to infirmities of age and a complications of diseases. Mrs. Holbrook was born and reared near the forks of Blaine in this county and resided there until moving to Greenup a few years ago. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the home in Greenup, following which the body was brought to this county and interred in the Holbrook family cemetery near Martha. A large crowd attended the interment rites in this county. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Dr. H. H. Holbrook, of Greenup; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clyde Fraley of Greenup and Mrs. A. B. Evans of Ashland. Mrs. Holbrook was a sister of the late Harry and Dr. J. J. Gambill of Blaine and an aunt of Drs. W. L. and J. C. Gambill of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

HOLLAND, Saul
Saul Holland, ??, World war veteran of Fort Gay, Route w died shortly after midnight last Friday night in a Louisa hospital after a weeks illness. A son of William and Susan Frogdon Holland, he was born and reared on Greenbrier Creek near Fort Gay. Funeral was conducted Monday morning at 11 from the Greenbrier  Baptist Church with Rev. Carmie Crabtree of Fort Gay officiating, and interment was made there. He was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church and of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Mae Holland his mother, Mrs. Susan Frogdon Holland, 4 daughters, Susan, Roberta, Stella and Joan and 4 sons, ???lie, Roy, Vince and Saul, Jr. all at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Eliza McComas, Elmhurst, WV, Mrs. Henry Lambert, Aflex, KY, Mrs. Bertha Noble, Smithville, OH and Misses Eva and Fannie Holland of Fort Gay, route 2, and 3 brothers, Lee R. Holland, Sciotoville, OH, William Holland, Ceredo, WV, and Mack Holland, Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

HOOSIER, Jess
Jess Hoosier, 64, retired Wayne County farmer, died at his home on Big Hurricane Creek a mile from Hubbardstown, Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke 4 years ago. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church and interment was made in the Lakin Cemetery nearby. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hoosier, 8 children, 3 brothers, Hugh Hoosier, Hubbardstown, WV. Bert Hoosier, Ridge Gap, WV, and Phil Hoosier, Portsmouth, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Huff of Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

LAKIN, Claude C.
Claude C. Lakin, 50? Of Wayne County, farmer, died suddenly on Thursday of last week at his home a the forks of Big Hurricane Creek, 4 miles from Fort Gay, WV. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church of which he was a member and interment was made in the family cemetery there. A son of the late Richard and Mary Farmer Lakin, he was born and reared at the forks of Hurricane and had resided there all his life. A veteran of the World War he was a member of the W.O. Johnson Post No. 89 American Legion of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Rayburn Lakin, who is a patient in the Ironton hospital, one daughter, Miss Mary Lakin at home, 3 sons, Forest Lakin, Gallipolis, OH and Robert and James Lakin, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. C.F. Smith, Mrs. W. O. Mi??? both of Prichard, WV and 3 brothers, Rev. Bascom R. Lakin and J. S. Lakin, both of Fort Gay, WV and C. L. Lakin of Gallipolis, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

LOAR, Robert
Robert Loar, 54, of the mouth of Tabors Creek section, 5 miles below Fort Gay, was found drowned in Big Sandy River near his home last Saturday morning. Search was instituted early Saturday morning by his brother, John Loar, Warfield Natural Gas Company employee, when he failed to return the nigh before after rowing across the river in a boat which had been landed on the West Virginia shore opposite the moth of Big Blaine Creek about 200 yards from his home. His arm had caught in the boats’s landing chain. Preventing the body from being washed down stream. Death by drowning was the verdict of a coroner’s jury summoned by Justice of the Peace Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loar, he was born and reared at the mouth of Tabors Creek. He was unmarried and resided with a sister, Miss Florence Loar, at the old Loar home. Funeral was conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in a cemetery near the mouth of Tabors creek. Justice of the Peace Wellman said that Loar evidently had landed the boat on the West Virginia shore after returning from Kentucky, had fallen in the river and was unable to climb up the muddy bank. Marks were found on the muddy bank to indicate that he had attempted to crawl out but had slid back into the water. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

MEEKS, William Samuel
William Samuel Meeks, 40, of Richardson, steam shovel operator for the Hunt Forbes Construction Company, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday evening after a week’s illness. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 from the home of his father-in-law, Jeff Davis at Naugatuck, WV and interment will be made there. Deceased was a native of Virginia and had resided for ?? years at Richardson in this county. Until becoming ill a week ago he was employed by the Hunt Forbes Construction Company at Silver Grove, KY. He was (next few words unreadable) member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Davis Meeks, 2 daughters Misses Anna and Ada at home and 5 sons, W.S. Jr., James, William, Wallace and Orville at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

MURRAY, Emma (Thompson)
1907-1938
Mrs. Emma Thompson Murray, 34, wife of Virgil Murray of Maloneton, Greenup County, and a native of Webbville section of this county, died Monday in a Portsmouth, OH hospital of complications following child birth. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at Maloneton and interment was made in the Murray family cemetery. She was born Apr 20, 1907 at Webbville, KY, and was a daughter of Levi and Ida Greene Thompson, both who are still living. She is survived by her husband, and the following children, Edward, Clifford, Haskell, Hazel and Mabel Murray, all at home. An infant son preceded her in death. She also leaves 3 brothers, and 4 sisters, Arvil Thompson, Ashland, Virgil Thompson, of Sciotoville, OH, Edgar Thompson of Portsmouth, Mrs. Ollie Pennington of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Carter of New Richmond, Mrs. Naomi Johnson and Mrs. Talva Honeycutt of Webbville and a large number of other distant relatives. Mrs. Murray had been a member of the Baptist church for years. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

PETERS, Joyce Ann
Joyce Ann Peters, 24 day old daughter of Welzie and Hazel Frazier Peters of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, died Monday morning at the home of a grandmother, Mrs. Jane Peters, in Louisa. Brief funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. F. C. Froderman, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church and interment was made in the See Cemetery near Louisa. Surviving besides the parents are a sister and 2 brothers and grandmothers, Mrs. Jane Peters, Louisa and Mrs. Olive Chapman, Monroe, MI. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

PRINCE, Bert
Bert Prince, 53, a native of this county, died Saturday at the home in Ashland after an illness of one day. He moved to Ashland 18 years ago and was an employee of the Ashland Wharf Company at the time of his death. Previously he had been employed by the Ashland Ice Company. The body was brought here Sunday and taken to the Dry Ridge section where funeral was conducted Monday and interment was made in the family cemetery at Dry Ridge. Those surviving are 2 sons, Roy and Donnie? both of Ashland 4 brothers, John Prince of Lawrence Co., KY, Dock  and Sam Prince of Columbus, OH, and Will Prince of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Boggs of Louisa, and Mrs. Nan Adams of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

ROSS, David Jones
David Jones Ross, 85, a native of the Bolts Fork section, died Monday at his home in Ashland, He was a son of the late John D. and Susan Lockwood Ross and was born at Bolts Fork, where he was a widely known farmer. He retired 15 years ago. Funeral was conducted Wednesday from the Ross Chapel on Bolts Fork with Rev. O. P. Smith officiating and interment was made in the Ross family cemetery. He leaves his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Denver Elswick, Ashland and Mrs. Anzie Holbrook, Louisa, route 4, 3 sons, Joseph C. Ross, Bolts Fork, Frank J. Ross, Ashland and J. H. Ross, Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Anna Justice, Ashland, Mrs. Sallie Mills, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Theodore Riffe, Louisa, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

RUSSELL, Rachael Mae
Mrs. Rachael Mae Russell, 33, wife of William Russell, of the East Fork section, passed away in a Louisa hospital Saturday night at 9 after an illness of 3 weeks. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Garretts Chapel M. E. Church, South on East Fork with the pastor, Rev. R.G. Ellis of Catlettsburg, officiating and interment was made in the Hammonds Cemetery on Catt. Deceased was a daughter of Harve and Lottie Hicks Daniels of Glenwood, KY. She had been a member of the M.E. Church, South for 6 years. Surviving besides the parents and husband, are one daughter Miss Opal Russell, at home, one sister, Miss Tennie Daniels at home and 3 brothers, Joe, John and Ed Daniels, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

SALYERS, Ibbie Belle
Ibbie Belle Salyers, 80, widow of the late Joseph Salyers, died Feb 1 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Curtis near Wilbur. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Since the death of her husband 6 years ago she had resided at the Curtis home. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Franks Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 18, 1938

SHANNON, James Thomas
James Thomas Shannon, 70, prominent Lawrence County farmer, died on Thursday afternoon of last week at the Shannon home on the Mayo Trail about 5 miles south of Louisa. He had been in failing health for 2 years and seriously ill for about 2 months. Funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon from the Elizabeth Jarrell Church on Lick Creek with a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attending. Rev. Sylvester Ball preached the funeral sermon and Rev. S. W. Funk, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South gave the scripture reading. Interment was made in the Shannon family cemetery. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John G. Burns, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Mitchell Dutton, Louisa, route 1, and Miss Mamie Shannon at home, one son, A. L. Shannon, Louisa route 1, 4 sisters, Mrs. Tennie See, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Rebecca George, Louisa, rout 1, Mrs. Albert Shannon, Louisa and Mrs. Coreldia Bussey, Louisa route 1; and 2 brothers, Bert Shannon, Matewan, WV and C. P. Shannon, Rossmore, WV. Deceased was a son of the late Andrew L. and Mary Branham Shannon. His wife, Mrs. Minerva Wilson Shannon died a number of years ago. Pallbearers were active: Fred Bussey, Andy See, Ira See, Leo Branham, Jack Shannon and Scott See. Honorary: Albert Shannon, Tom Miller, Sam Fletcher, Mart Isaac, Rev. Preece, Jim Miller, J. W. Vaughan, J. B. Clayton, H. I. Layne, John Cummings, James Adams, Fred Springer, Garred Peters, and John L. Vaughan. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

SKAGGS, Isaac M.
Isaac M. Skaggs, 88, native of Wayne County, WV died on Wednesday of last week at his home in Chickamauga, GA. The body was returned to Wayne County and funeral rites were conducted at the Greenbrier Baptist Church back of Fort Gay Sunday with Rev. Carmie Crabtree officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. A. N. Skaggs of Huntington, is a brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

SPEARS, Joe M.
Joe M. Spears, 49, Catlettsburg city attorney and former Boyd County attorney and United States commissioner, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. In failing health for several months, he became critical Saturday and he was rushed to the hospital suffering from internal hemorrhages. He was born in Bourbon County, KY, and was educated at Covington. He came to the tri-state section when a young man as deputy clerk in the federal court. Funeral was conducted Monday from the Catlettsburg Presbyterian Church and interment was made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 8, 1938

STANLEY, Robert
Robert Stanley, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Stanley of near Denton, KY died at the Stanley home on Tuesday of last week of a heart ailment. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

STROUD, Ann (Cornwell)
Mrs. Ann Cornwell Stroud, 44, wife of Adam Stroud and a native of this county, died Monday at her home in New Boston, OH. She had resided in New Boston since she was 16 years old. Burial was made in Memorial Park Cemetery at Portsmouth. Surviving are her husband, and these brothers and sisters: Floyd Cornwell of Portsmouth, John and Ulrich Cornwell of New Boston, William Cornwell of Columbus, Rosa Cornwell and Mrs. Melissa Black of Catlettsburg, Theodore Cornwell of Ironton and Mrs. Bertha Garver of West Side. Big Sandy news, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

THOMPSON, Bertha
Bertha Thompson, infant daughter of Emory and Alice Robinson Thompson, of Fort Gay, route 2, died last Thursday night after a 14 day illness. Funeral was conducted last
Saturday at the Oak Grove Church on Mill Creek with Rev. James Harvey officiating. Surviving are the parents, a brother and sister, and the grandparents, Mrs. Freelin
Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. Dolly Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

WELLMAN, Green
Green N. Wellman, 57, proprietor of an Ashland automobile service station and formerly a merchant at Ellen and Blaine in this county, died in the King’s Daughters’ hospital in Ashland Saturday afternoon. Death was attributed by Boyd County coroner J. C. Hall to drinking poison because of despondence over ill health. Mr. Wellman was born at Ellen, this county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Wellman. He conducted as store at Ellen for many years and later conducted as store at Blaine. He moved to Ashland about 14 years ago. At the time of his death he was operating an automobile service station on Winchester Avenue. The body was brought to this county and funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Ellen and interment was made there. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a past master of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Blaine. Mr. Wellman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie G. Wellman, 2 daughters, Miss Phoeba Wellman and Mrs. Gladys Phillips, both at home and one granddaughter, Betty Lou Parker, and by his father, Noah Wellman, of Ellen and one brother, L. F. Wellman of Louisa and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Grubb and Mrs. Ethel Gussler, both of Ellen. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 11, 1938

WHITE, Opal (Justice)
Mrs. Opal Justice White, 40, wife of Garland White, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Justice of Johnson County, died last Friday at her home in Ashland. Mrs. Lizzie Stapleton, of Davisville, is a sister. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

WILEY, Alonzo
Alonzo Wiley, 53, a native of Lawrence County, died last Friday a the home of a sister, Mrs. Rosy Pack, in Portsmouth after an illness of 5 years. He formerly was an employee of the N & W railway. Surviving are 2 children, Willis and Earnest and an adopted daughter, Loretta Mae Fannin. He also leaves 2 other sisters and 5 brothers, Mrs. Zona Fitzpatrick of Portsmouth, Mrs. Lora Sammons of Middletown, OH, John Bidge and Leslie Wiley of Portsmouth, Virgil Wiley of New Boston and Willie Wiley of near Columbus An uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James Travis?  of Ashland also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

WORKMAN, John
John Workman, 85?, died Tuesday morning Jan 25, 1938, a the home of his son, Loranzie Workman of Columbus, OH. The body was brought to the home of his nephew, Jake Workman, Wednesday morning, Jan 26. Interment was made in the Workman Cemetery near Saltpetre. Uncle John, a native of Lawrence County, left this county in 1889, moving to Ohio. Since leaving Lawrence County he made frequent visits back visiting friends and relatives as long as he could travel. His many friends and relatives regret his death. Surviving children are Mrs. Price Brown, Miss Amanda, Miss A. M. , Manuel, Mrs. J.C. Henthorn. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 4, 1938

YORK, Isabell
Mrs. Isabell York, 36, wife of Bill York, of Torchlight died early Monday morning at the York home after an illness of 10 weeks. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon from the home at Torchlight with the Revs. E. C. York, G. W. York, and Jack See officiating an interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving besides the husband are a sister, Mrs. Melissa Hall, of East Point, KY and a brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Feb 25, 1938

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ARRINGTON, Elva (Hayes)
1911-1938
Mrs. Elva Hayes Arrington, 26, wife of Haskel Arrington, died Wednesday of last week at Mechanicsburg, OH where she had resided the past year. The body was returned to this county and funeral rites were conducted Saturday at the home of Simon Arrington at Cordell. Deceased was a daughter of the Lige and Dora Murray Hayes, of Charley. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by the husband, parents, 6 sisters, Mrs. Edward Young, Mrs. John Green, and Mrs. Ed Blair, all of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Ersel Williams, Logan, WV, Mrs. Mont Ball of Charley, KY, and Miss Ivory Hayes, at home; and 2 brothers, Bas Hayes of Charley and Roy Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 11, 1938

BORDERS, John
1945-1938
John Borders, 92, native of Lowmansville, this county, who served under Lieutenant Colonel Laben T. Moore in the Civil War, died last Saturday at his home in Ashland. He was born at Lowmansville, Apr 15, 1845. His father died when he was a baby and he lived with his grandfather Borders in this county until he was 5, then went to live with an uncle near Flat Gap, Johnson County. At 16, tiring of farm life, he ran away and joined the Union regiment organized by Lieut. Col. Laben T. Moore in this county, and later served under Col. George Gallup and Gen. Jas. A. Garfield.

Three weeks ago a newspaper reporter interview Mr. Borders at his hone. The following excerpts of his ward experiences is from that interview:
“ After enlisting I saw a little fighting in a few skirmishes close home, then I went with Gen. Garfield in his campaign up the Big Sandy River. While we were encamped at Catlettsburg with about 1550 men, we were ordered to meet the enemy under the Confederate General Humphrey Marshall, who had about 4500 men. We marched from Catlettsburg to Hagars Hill, about 5 miles above Paintsville. After an hour of hard fighting, we defeated the rebels and they retreated over into old Virginia.

“Later we were ordered south and I took part in several important battles, but the hardest fighting I was in took place when 13, 000 of our men met and fought 40,000 of the rebels. This was mostly hand-to-hand fighting that lasted for about three days and when it was over we were pretty near staved and exhausted and almost naked for clothes, so they had to take us to Louisville for a complete new outfit of clothes and equipment. Later I was with Gen. Joe Hooker on Lookout Mountain and went with Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea.

“Sometimes our usual army fare of hard tack, bacon and coffee grew pretty monotonous. One day I decided to cook some beans, but discovered that the nearest water was a half-mile distant As I was in a hurry and quite hungry, I thought I would try cooking the beans in some grease, but to my surprise and chagrin, the longer they cooked the harder they became and when I tried to eat them they felt more like buckshot than beans. Needless to say I went hungry that day.

“Many little incidents of interest still linger in my memory, but the one that stands out most vividly happened one day while I was out scouting. I had approached too near the enemie’s line, and they discovered me and gave me the chase of my life. I could see they were gaining on me all the time and escaped looked impossible, but as I ran I saw a big hollow log and made a dash for it. I crawled back into it for several feet, but alas, it seemed as if my good luck was not to last. My arrival had disturbed a big rattle snake and to my horror he began to prepare for battle. I believe that was the hardest moment of my life. To stay in the log meant almost sure death from the snake, and to crawl out meant to be shot by my enemies, I hadn’t much time to think but I got out as fast as possible and when I was finally free of the log, I was surprised to find my pursuers were nowhere in sight. In their hurry they had run past my hideout, so I straightway dived into a ticket of underbrush and made my escape in another direction.

The war over, Mr. Borders returned to Johnson County, and resided until he moved to Ashland 30 years ago. Although rapidly approaching his 93rd birthday, Mr. Borders had been active in life until a short time ago. His sudden death has come as a great shock to his family and many friends. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Phoebe Borders, 2 daughters, Mrs. James Rose, at home, and Mrs. Joe Dixon of Lucasville, OH; 3 sons, Lewis Borders,. Of Summit, John Borders of Johnson County and H. C. Borders of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Dixon Cemetery near Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

BURTON, Samuel H.
1854-1938
Samuel H. Burton, 84, well known farmer of the Brushy section near Blaine, and one time county official, died Sunday evening at 8:30 at his home. Although he had been in failing health for a year, he had been seriously ill only 3 weeks. He was born on Rich Creek in 1854, a son of the late Jacob F. and Phoebe Carter Burton. His father was a native of Virginia, coming to this county when a young man. Deceased was a member of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine and a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. Mr. Burton was elected county judge of Lawrence County in 1885 and served from 1886 until 1890. Early in the 1900’s he served as sheriff of the county also. The present county jail was built during his tenure as county judge. Surviving Mr. Burton is his aged wife, Mrs. Ella Marie York Burton. They had been married 61 years. Other survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lillie Sturgell and Mrs. Green Wellman of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Lon Hewlette of Blaine, 3 sons, L. A. Burton, cashier of the Bank of Blaine, Blaine, KY, Dr. C. C. Burton of West Liberty, KY, and Frank Burton of Hamden, OH; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Harrison Wilson of Louisa, route 1 and Mrs. William Jordan of Beaver, OH. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the home with Rev. Charles W. Moore of Adams, officiating, and interment was made in the Burton family cemetery on Rich Creek with the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge conducting their ritual. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

CHAFFINS, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Chaffins, 82, widow of the late John Chaffins, died Mar 3 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Rose, near Irad following a stroke of paralysis suffered 2 weeks earlier. Interment was made in the Berry Cemetery on Sand Branch. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Easter Adams of Irad and Mrs. J. M. Adams of Chattaroy, WV and 4 sons, Willie Chaffins, Russell, KY, Lindsey Chaffins, of Tuscola, and Ave and Harry Chaffins of Webbville, route 1. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

CYRUS, Permelia (Bradley)
Permelia Bradley Cyrus was born Feb 27, 1851 and died Mar 6, 1938, age 87 years and 7 days. She was married to James Cyrus of Wayne County in 1872. To this union were born 10 children: five of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, who is 86 years old, 5 daughters, Mrs. Cora Crabtree of Kenova, Mrs. Nancy Ferguson, of Fort Gay, Ms. Cuzzie Crabtree of Sidney, Mrs. Martha Thompson, of Ottawa, OH, and Miss Mary Cyrus at home; 22 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Cyrus was baptized into the Missionary Baptist Church on Mille Creek at the age of 18. The relatives wish to extend thanks to all who helped in any way during her illness and death. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

DANIELS, Homer
Homer Daniels, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Daniels, died last week at the Daniels home in West Virginia. The body was returned to the home of an uncle, Charles Daniels, on Lick Creek, 6 miles south of Louisa, where funeral was conducted on Wednesday of last week by Rev. Sylvester Ball. Interment was made there. Big Sandy news, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

DEAN, Joe
Joe Dean, 74, native Wayne countian, died last Saturday in a Pittsburgh hospital. The body was returned to Prichard, WV, where funeral was conducted Wednesday from the Prichard Baptist Church with members of the Cyrus Masonic lodge in charge. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

FYFFE, Glen
Glenn Fyffe, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Fyffe, formerly of Keaton, died Mar 10 at Fort Knox, KY, it has been learned here. Funeral service was conducted at Fort Knox Saturday and interment made there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 18, 1938

GEORGE, Elias
Elias George age 77 years, died at his home Feb 18, after an illness of several months. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and lived a ???? life till death. Funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. H. H. Griffith, Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

HAMMOCK, E. S.
E. S. Hammock, 76, retied merchant of Kenova, WV and father of Jess Hammock, former Wayne County prosecuting attorney, died last Friday in Memorial Hospital, Huntington, of spinal meningitis. Big Sandy News. Friday, Mar 11, 1938

HICKS, Rebecca
1852-1938
Mrs. Rebecca Hicks, 86 years old, of Jean, died at her home there Saturday afternoon following several weeks illness. Mrs. Hicks was born in Lawrence County, KY, Jan 12, 1852. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Rosie Blevins of Elliott County, KY, Mrs. Martha Reeves of Ashland, and Mrs. America Berry of Naples, KY; 3 sons, Sherman Hicks of Jean, KY and John and Cecil Hicks of Grayson, KY. Her husband, James, preceded her in death 4 years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 18, 1938

HOLBROOK, Alonzo
Alonzo Holbrook, 48, a native of the Martha section of this county died Mar 13 at his home at Wakefield, OH. Deceased was a so of Mrs. Matilda Hay Holbrook and the late Elijah Holbrook of Martha. He moved to Ohio about 29 years ago. Funeral was conducted Mar 16 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Wakefield with the Rev. Lonnie Ferguson of Portsmouth, officiating and interment was made in the cemetery at Piketon, OH. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Holbrook and one daughter, Miss Pauline. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

HOLBROOK, Elijah B.
1866-1938
Elijah B. Holbrook, 71, of Wakefield, near Portsmouth, OH, died Sunday after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Wakefield Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Holbrook was born Nov 2, 1866 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Frank and Nancy Holbrook. In Apr 1888, he was married to Matilda E. Hay. To this union was born a son, with whom they have made their home for the last 28 years. Mr. Holbrook was a member of the Baptist Church 21 years. He is survived by his wife, his son, Alonzo Holbrook and a grandchild, Pauline Holbrook. He also leaves a brother and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

HOLBROOK, Ellen (Gremsley)
Mrs. Ellen Gremsley Holbrook, 74, widow of the late C. C. Holbrook of Skaggs, died yesterday afternoon at 2 at the home of her son, E. L. Holbrook, postmaster at Skaggs, where she had resided since the death of her husband. Mrs. Holbrook was a daughter of the late Dewey and Elizabeth Wyatt Gremsley and had resided at Skaggs for 65 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted Wednesday from the home of her son at Skaggs with the Rev. P. H. Skaggs, of Skaggs officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Sparks, of Ashland, a son, E. L. Holbrook, of Skaggs, KY and a sister, Mrs. Eliphas Ross of Flat Gap, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

HOUCK, Nellie (Lewis)
1849-1938
Nellie Lewis Houck, 89, former resident of this county who last January 1 celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband, Samuel Houck, 90, died at the Houck home in Grayson, KY on Wednesday night of last week after a short illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Houck was the mother of John H. Houck, postmaster and merchant of Houckville, this county. Mrs. Houck and her husband were born in Ash County, NC, she in 1849 and he in 1848 and their parents moved to Kentucky soon thereafter. Mr. and Mrs. Houck were married at Willard, KY, Jan 1, 1868. They resided on Cherokee in this county for many years, moving to Carter County about 35 years ago. On the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Houck was carried in The News. In addition to the following children, Mrs. Houck is survived by her devoted husband, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Sidney Young, Blaine, John H. Houck, Cherokee, “Dutch” Houck, in Idaho, Ison Houck, near Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Minnie Fairchilds, Portsmouth, OH, Isah Houck of Grayson, and Mrs. Betty Kee of Iron Hill, near Grayson. Funeral rites were held from the Houck home at Grayson Friday afternoon at 1 and burial was made in the Grayson Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

KIDD, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Kidd, ??, died on Thursday of last week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. D. L. Sparks at Hilliard, OH. The body was returned to this county and funeral rites were conducted at Webbville and interment made there. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ella Boggs of Hilliards, OH and 2 sons, J. H. and ? W. Kidd, both of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

KISER, Mary
After searching 4 days, a party of men on Wednesday of last week, found the body of Mrs. Mary Kiser, 75, lying under a tree at Oak Woods in Carter County near the Carter Caves. Mrs. Kiser, widow of the late Rev. Carter Kiser, had been missing since the previous Friday when she left the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Kiser, in Grayson and started afoot to her former home at Smokey Valley near Carter City. Being distrustful of automobiles, Mrs. Kiser frequently made the trip afoot, it is said. It is thought she wandered up the wrong branch enroute and died of exhaustion during the night Saturday. Coroner Henderson said she evidently had been dead 4 days and that death probably was caused by the cold and exhaustion. Funeral was conducted at Oakland, Carter county and the body was laid to rest beside her husband. Big Sandy news, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

LAKIN, Garnet (Rayburn)
Mrs. Garnet Rayburn Lakin, 41, widow of the late Claude Lakin of the Forks of Big Hurricane, four miles from Fort Gay, died Monday noon in a hospital in Ironton, OH, where she had been a patient since early in January. Mrs. Lakin had been ill for more than a year and was a patient in the hospital at the time of the sudden death of her husband from a heart attack, Feb 10. Deceased was a daughter of Robert Rayburn and the late Effie O’Daniel Rayburn. She had been a member of the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church for 21 years. The body was returned to the Lakin home and funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Hewlette officiating, and interment was made in the Lakin family cemetery on
Big Hurricane. She is survived by her father, one daughter, Miss Mary Lakin, at home, 2 sons, Robert and James Lakin, at home, one stepson, Forrest Lakin of Gallipolis, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. James R. Foster of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Fred Henson of Huntington, WV, 4 half sisters, Mrs. George Belcher, Mrs. Ed Viers and Miss Bernice Rayburn and Miss Lou Leslie, all of Prichard, WV; and 2 half brothers, Woodrow and Roy Rayburn of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

MAYNARD, Herma (Maynard)
Mrs. Herma Maynard, 25, wife of Dick Maynard of Fort Gay, died Sunday evening at the home in Fort Gay. Deceased was a daughter of Frank and Rebecca Parsley Maynard and was born and reared at Glenhayes, WV. She had resided in Fort Gay for 5 years. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Fort Gay Methodist Episcopal Church with the pastor, Rev. Samuel Wellman, officiating and the body was taken to her former home at Glenhayes for interment in the Wallace Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Fort Gay. She is survived by her father and stepmother, her husband, one daughter, Patricia Gayle; 3 sisters, Misses Lucille, Freda Maxine and Betty Ann, all of Glenhayes, WV, 8 brothers, Ray Maynard of Kermit, WV, Oka Maynard of Glenhayes, WV, Claude and Wallace Maynard of Logan, WV, and Jack, Robert, William and Daniel Maynard, all at home and one half brother, Ison Wallace of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 11, 1938

MCKINSTER,
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McKinster of Ledocio died last Friday. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 11, 1938

NEWBERRY, Jeff
Jeff Newberry, former Martin County business man and for many years one of the civic and industrial leaders of Huntington, WV died Tuesday morning at his home in Huntington. In failing health for a number of years, he had been bedfast for 6 months. Born at Coeburn, VA, a son of Tivis W. and Lucy Newberry, he came with his family to Inez, KY in early life and for a time was engaged in business there. Later he removed to Catlettsburg and then to Huntington. He was founder of the Jeff Newberry Shoe Company of Huntington. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at the home and interment was made in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include his widow, 5 daughters, Mrs. Dixie McClintock and Mrs. Carl F. Hess of Huntington, Miss Lucy Newberry of Charleston, Mrs. Thomas Lawton of Beckley and Miss Peggy Ann Newberry of Huntington, a brother, J. C. Newberry of Kenova and 2 grandchildren. A son. L. Frazier Newberry died in 1919. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

NOE, Treva Jane
Treva Jane Noe, 5 weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noe, of Ashland and a granddaughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Joe White of Adeline, KY and Mrs. Noe of Fort Gay, WV, died last Thursday. Funeral was conducted Saturday and interment was made in the Dixon Cemetery in Boyd County. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

PRICE, Addie (Davis)
1872-1938
Mrs. Addie Davis Price, 67, wife of C. C. Price of Davis Branch, Johnson County, died Sunday of last week. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 18, 1938

RAINES, Delores Jean
Delores Jean Raines, 9 month old daughter of Charles G. and Alice Collins Raines of the Paddle Creek section near Fort Gay, died Wednesday morning at 3:30. Funeral was conducted Thursday from the home of its grandfather, Charles Grant, on Paddle Creek with the Rev. Sam Wellman of Fort Gay, officiating. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

SAVAGE, George
George Savage, a former resident of the Gladys section, died on Thursday, of last week at his home in West Virginia. The body was returned to this county and funeral rites were conducted Sunday morning at Fallsburg with Revs. Runyan and Kirk of Nolen, WV, officiating. Interment was made in the Savage Cemetery near Fallsburg. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sophia Pennington Savage and 4 children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

SHORT, Kenis M.
1856-1938
Kenis M. Short, 82, former Louisa chief of police and long a resident of the city, died early Wednesday morning at his home here. He had been ill for about a year. Death came Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. Mr. Short was born at Blaine in 1856, a son of the late Jim and Martha Chaffin Short. He had resided in Louisa for 45 years. For many years he served as engineer on government work in western Kentucky and nearby sections. Later he served as policeman in Louisa. He was an honorary member of the Louisa council Jr. O.U.A.M. and a member of the Louisa Christian Church. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Louisa Methodist Church with Rev. Roud Shaw, Rev. C. F. Froderman, and Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. The body will be taken to Deephole Branch for interment in the Short family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

STAPLETON, Ernest
Ernest Stapleton, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Stapleton of Catlettsburg and a grandson of G. F. Stapleton of Flat Gap, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 25, 1938

STAPLETON, June Elizabeth (Daniel)
1893-1938
Mrs. June Elizabeth Stapleton, 45, wife of Hayden Stapleton, of near Proctorville, OH died on Wednesday of last week in a Huntington hospital. The body was returned to Chandlerville, KY where funeral was conducted at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stapleton is survived by the following children, Vancel, Virgil, John, James, Charles and Norma Lee all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 18, 1938

THOMPSON, D. J.
D. J. Thompson, 67, for many years a prominent Lawrence county farmer and livestock dealer, died on Thursday morning of last week at his home in Louisa about 4 hours after suffering a stroke shortly after arising that morning. A son of the late John and Elizabeth Pennington Thompson, deceased was born near Jattie in this county. He moved to Louisa 2 years ago from the Catt section. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon from the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church with the pastor, Rev. F. C. Froderman, and Rev. S. W. Funk and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill
Cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Molly Chapman Thompson, 3 sons, Sheridan Thompson, Kenova, WV, Herbert Thompson, Columbus, OH, and Carl Thompson, Lynden, OH, 3 daughters, Mrs. W. K. Hayes of Louisa, Mrs. Eskel Adams, Paintsville, KY, and Mrs. W. M. Malicote, Berea, KY; 2 brothers, John of Webbville, KY and Lewis of Holden, WV and 2 sisters, Mrs. Farris Moore of Mattie, KY and Mrs. B. B. Wells of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

TODD, James
James Todd, a native of Paintsville, died on Wednesday of last week at his home at Redwine, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 18, 1938

WEEKS, Della (Meek)
1868-1938
Mrs. Della Meek Weeks, 70, wife of A. C. Weeks, died last Wednesday afternoon at the Weeks home near Busseyville of a heart ailment following a long illness of rheumatism. Deceased was a daughter of the late Richard and Carrie Goebel Meek and was born and reared near Busseyville where she spent all of her life except for a  23 year residence at Williamson, WV from 1903 to 1930. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Williamson since 1917. Funeral will be conducted from the home at Busseyville Saturday morning at 10:30. the Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, will officiate. Surviving, besides the husband, are 3 brothers, G. V. Meek of Huntington, WV, M. F. and George Meek of Louisa route 1; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Shaffer, of Louisa route 1, a son, C. M. Thompson, Pueblo, CO; and 3 grandchildren, Mrs. E. R. Wellman of Louisa, route 1, and Kathleen and Dorothy Thompson of Pueblo, CO. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

WELLMAN, Jerry
Jerry Wellman, 68 (or could be 88) died on Tuesday of last week at his home in Kenova,
WV. The body was returned to Fort Gay and interred Saturday in the Wellman Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

WHEELER, John M.
1878-1938
Blaine, KY, Mar 7—Dr. John M. Wheeler, 60, for many years a practicing veterinarian, died at his home here Wednesday morning of last week He had been in ill health for the past 10 years. His death followed a stroke of paralysis. News of Dr. Wheeler’s passing comes as a note of sadness to his host of friends and relatives. He was reared in the upper end of the county but was known throughout the surrounding counties where he practiced his profession. In young manhood he found the love of a blessed Savior and died in triumph of a living faith. He had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Joshua M. and Sarah Terry Wheeler. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Effie Greene Wheeler, he is survived by the following children: Elmo, Quentin, and May at home, Mrs. Ruby Kazee, Lucasville, OH, Mrs. Eva Vanhorn, Lexington, KY, Kermit Wheeler, Wilson, NC and Roy Wheeler at Skaggs, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 11, 1938

WILLIAMSON, Mont
Mont Williamson, 65, of the Smokey Valley section near Louisa, died last Saturday in a Lexington hospital after an illness of 2 months. The body was returned here and taken to Richardson where funeral was conducted Monday morning in the Wilbur cemetery there under direction of Curtright Funeral Home and with the Richardson Masonic Lodge conducting their ritual at the grave. Deceased was a charter member of the Richardson Masonic Lodge and had been a member of the Baptist church for several years. He was a son of Mrs. Lydia Castle Williamson of Van Lear, and the late James M. Williamson. Surviving besides his mother, are the wife, Mrs. Mary Claire Williamson, 2 daughters, Miss Easter Williamson of Ironton, OH and Miss Kathryn Williamson, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. M. M. Coleman of McRoberts, KY; 3 sons, Robert Williamson, Morgantown, WV, Bruce Williamson, Brookside, KY, and Richard Williamson, Kay Jay, KY; one stepson, Algie Skeens of Kay Jay, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. Frances Brown Waggoner of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Millie Hyden of Miranda City, TX. Big Sandy News, Friday, Mar 4, 1938

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ADKINS, Langley
Sandy Hook, KY—Apr 20—County Judge Langley Adkins, 47, died at his home in Sandy Hook Monday morning at 1:30 following a lingering illness. Judge Adkins had been ill for several months and had returned about 5 weeks ago from Ashland where he was a patient in a hospital for several weeks. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the new Sandy Hook High School with the Rev. T. F. Lyons, of Morehead, officiating. A large crowd attended the rites. Judge Adkins was elected county judge of Elliott county last November defeating a kinsman, Harold Adkins, by 14 votes. He was the first republican ever to be elected county judge of Elliott. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Flannery Adkins, 2 sisters, Mrs. Polly Ann Howard, of Wrigley, KY, and Mrs. Emma Horton, of Sandy Hook and a brother, Roscoe Adkins of Florida. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

BELL, Rose Ann (Boyd)
1886-1938
Mrs. Rose Ann Bell, 52, wife of Forleton Bell (Note: believe this should be Tarlton Bell) of Richardson, died Mar 23, at the Bell home at Richardson after an illness of 2 years of heart disease. Funeral was conducted Mar 24 from the home with the Rev. Ide Preston officiating. Deceased was a daughter of the late James and Martha Walker Boyd and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 6 years. She is survived by the husband and 3 daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Preston, Mrs. Ida Cassell and Miss Carrie Bell of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

BERRY, Geneva (Moore)
Mrs. Geneva Moore Berry, 26, wife of Dave Berry, died Tuesday night at the Berry home in Columbus, relatives here were informed Wednesday. Mrs. Berry was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Moore of the Dry Ridge section of this county and moved to Columbus about 10 years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

BOGGS, David
David Boggs, 81, a native of this county,, died on Wednesday of last week a the home of a son, Lonnie Boggs, at Egbert Stop, near Portsmouth, OH. Surviving children include Mrs. Nora Williams, of Marion, Mrs. Perley Arms, Mrs. Cynthia Lyons, and Mrs. Myrtle Harding of Portsmouth, Estel Boggs of Sciotoville, and Lonnie Boggs. Three brothers, Rata Boggs, of Haverhill, Frank and Arthur Boggs of Lawrence County, KY, and a sister, Miss Polly Boggs of Lawrence County, also survive. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 8, 1938

BURTON, Mattie
Miss Mattie Burton, 68, passed away Monday noon at the home of Mrs. A. J. Burton at Rove Creek after a long illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Jonah and Louise McKinney Burton and made her home with Mrs. Burton at Rove Creek. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 from the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Church, South and interment was made there. She is survived by a cousin, W.D. Burton of Gallup, KY and 3 nephews, Delbert, George and Joseph Burton, all of Mavity, KY and Mrs. Mary Burton of Rove Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

BYRD, William Henry
William Henry Byrd, 81, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday afternoon of last week at his home. Funeral was conducted Friday at 10 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mike L. Davis, also of Bear Creek, with Rev. Ellis, pastor of the Grassland Circuit of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery. Mr. Byrd was born a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd, native of Virginia. He became a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in 1905. In 1892 he was married to Elizabeth Lee Carter, to which union was born 3 daughters,  Mrs. Mike L. Davis, Bear Creek, Mrs. Ernest Nunley, Durbin, KY, and Mrs. Herman Lakins, Catlettsburg. Elizabeth Lee Byrd died in 1898. In 1899 he was wed to Miss Louvina Willeyin?? To which union was born 3 daughters and 4 sons: Mrs. Laura Lewis, deceased, Mrs. Frank Lane, Buchanan, KY, Miss Pearly Byrd, deceased, John Dee Byrd of Bear Creek, Garret Byrd of Bear Creek, William Byrd of Bear Creek and Charley Fred Byrd, deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

COLLINS, Buster
Buster Collins, 26, of Fleming, KY died Mar 28 at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. B. F. Collins, near Walbridge in the county after an illness of 4 years. Mr. Collins, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Collins of Fleming, KY, had been visiting at the home of his grandmother 2 months. Funeral was conducted at Walbridge home Mar 29 and interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Besides his parents and grandmother, he is survived by his wife, Rene Hall Collins, and one daughter. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

CORDLE, Guinia Louise
Guinia Louise Cordle, 3 years old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Cordle, of the Mt. Olive section, died Sunday after an illness of 3 weeks. She is survived by the parents, a brother and sister and grandparents. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

CURNUTTE, Walter Greenville
Walter Greenville Curnutte, 77, a native of Lawrence County and brother of D. M. Curnutte, police judge of Louisa, died Saturday of a heart attack at his farm home on route 2, Ashland. Mr. Curnutte moved to Boyd County 38 years ago. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South of Ashland. Funeral was conducted Monday from the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. C. E. Vogel officiating and interment was made in the Summit Cemetery. Mr. Curnutte is survived by his wife, and 2 sons, Harry Curnutte of Ashland and Howard Curnutte of route 2, Ashland, 3 brothers, D. M. Curnutte, Louisa, D. B. Curnutte, Morehead, KY, and George Curnutte of Portsmouth, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. John Gall, of near Louisa and Mrs. Rebecca Wellman of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

DAMRON, Nancy (Hayes)
Mrs. Nancy Hayes Damron, 41, wife of Robert Damron, died Saturday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mildred Wellman near Busseyville, after an illness of nearly 3 years. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Genoa Berry Hayes of Adams, and the late John Hayes. She was a member of the Evergreen Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Church at the forks of Little Blaine with the Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating and interment was made in the Berry cemetery at Adams. Besides the husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Genoa Berry Hayes, of Adams, 3 sisters, Mrs. Millard Wellman of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Canada Blackburn and Mrs. Erie Hayes, both of Columbus, OH, 2 brothers, Allen Hayes of Adams and Lindsey Hayes of Ashland and 6 small children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

DAVIS, James
James Davis, 75, farmer and small mine operator of Meally, Johnson County, died Mar 29 at his home on Buffalo Creek. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 8, 1938

DAVIS, Mrs. T. J.
Mrs. T. J. Davis, 54, wife of a mine foreman for the Northeast Coal Company, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington Monday after undergoing an operation several days earlier. She was a native of Ohio but interment was made in the Wells Cemetery, Bridgeford. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

FERGUSON, L. B.
L. B. Ferguson, 63, prominent Wayne County farmer, and father of Circuit Court Judge Charles W. Ferguson, of Wayne, died last Friday a t his home “Elmwood” near Wayne. Funeral was conducted Sunday in the Wayne M. E. Church, South, with the pastor, Rev. C. D. Harsh, officiating and burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was born and reared in Wayne County, and attended Oakview Academy at Wayne and was graduated from West Virginia University. He was an uncle of Congressman Fred M. Vinson, Postmaster R. W. Vinson, and Miss Lou Vinson of Louisa. Twice married, his first wife was Mrs. Fannie P. Ferguson who died Jun 24, 1934. His second wife, Mrs. Vesta Booth Ferguson, survived him. In addition to his widow, he is survived by 5 sons, Circuit Judge Charles W. Ferguson of Wayne; Dr. Sam J. Ferguson, Milton J. Ferguson and Wallace Ferguson, also of Wayne and Joseph M. Ferguson of Huntington; 2 daughters Mrs. Lillian Steffey of Hamlin and Mrs. Lucille Alexander of Holden, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. A. W. Preston of Dickson and Mrs. A. G. Wilkinson, of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Apr 29,1 938

FITZGERALD, William
William Fitzgerald, 52, of Louisa, was found dead in bed at the home of his brother, Harrison Fitzgerald Tuesday afternoon at 5 apparently the victim of self destruction. A farewell note to relatives and a bottle containing the residue of a poison were found near the bed. Chief of Police R. A. Stone said. The note was almost illegible and so far as could be determined gave no reason for the act Mr. Stone said. Fitzgerald had gone to his room earlier in the afternoon and was found dead when members of the family went to call him for supper about 5. He had been dead or some time, a physician said. County Judge Sylvester Ball and County Attorney, E. E. Adams, conducted an inquest at the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday night and the jury after hearing the testimony of a number of witnesses returned a verdict that he “came to his death by taking strychnine with intent to commit suicide”. Witnesses testified they had heard him threaten the act. He had been employed by the Cain Construction Company as a hammer drill operator but had not worked since being injured several months ago. He was a brother of John Fitzgerald, Louisa plumber, who was slain here last year by Arthur Coffey, former jailer. Funeral will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home of his mother, Mrs. Pricie Hogg Fitzgerald and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was a member of the Baptist church. He was born in Martin County, but came to Louisa with his parents when a boy and had resided here practically all of his life. Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Harold, of Charleston, WV, a sister, Miss Josie Fitzgerald of Louisa and a brother, Harrison Fitzgerald of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

FITZPATRICK, Helen
Mrs. Helen Fitzpatrick, 80, widow of the late John Fitzpatrick, of the Glenhayes section, died Monday morning at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Noah Chaffin on the Wayne-Huntington road. The body was returned to Glenhayes and interment was made in the Fitzpatrick family cemetery in this county opposite Glenhayes, Wednesday. Funeral was conducted in the Kenova Christian Church of which she was a member. She is survived by a son, Cecil Fitzpatrick of New York City. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

GRANT, Laura (Wellman)
Mrs. Laura Wellman Grant, 49, widow of the late Charles E. Grant, died Monday midnight at the Grant home on The Point a mile south of Louisa. Funeral was conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Sylvester Ball, officiating and interment was made under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Grant was a daughter of the late B. B. and Margaret See Wellman and had been a member of the M. E. Church for 25 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. E. R. Lowe and Mrs. Jimmie Smith both of Louisa, one son, Charles E. Grant, Jr., at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. B. J. Calloway and Mrs. Belle Meeks, both of Louisa, and 2 brothers, Ira Wellman of Jeane, WV and Lott Wellman of Michigan. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

GREEN, Rose Belle
Mrs. Rose Belle Green, 35, wife of John Green, of route 1, Ashland, and a native of this county, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital. She was born in Lawrence County but had resided in Body County the past 16 years. Funeral was conducted at the home of Austin Green Monday and interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Those surviving are the husband and her mother, Mrs. Schrielda Jean Smith of Columbus, OH, 7 children, 7 sisters and 2 brothers. The children are: John, Harriett, Ernest, Eline, Emma Lee, Phyllis Ann, and Veronica Ruth. The sisters, are: Mrs. Mary Dawson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Martha Gilmore, Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. Amanda Christian, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Laura Christian, Germantown, OH, Mrs. Leota Snoffer in California, Mrs. Sophie Smith, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Alice Lavis, Madison, WV. Her brothers are L.M. Smith and W. H. Smith of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

HALL, J. W.
Rev. J. W. Hall, 74, minister of the United Baptist Church and a retired lumber dealer, died Thursday afternoon of last week, at 2:30 at his home on The Point, south of Louisa. He had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill the past 2 weeks. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday morning at 11 a the Hall family cemetery on Rockcastle Creek near the mouth of Big Laurel with Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Rev. Hall was born in Ohio, a son of the late Hoover and Mahalia Devore Hall. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Belle Maynard Hall, one daughter, Mrs. Joe Meeks, Louisa, 4 sons, L. L. Hall of Louisa, route 2, Guy Hall of Williamson, WV, W. A. Hall of Glenhayes, WV, and Jess Hall of Kenova, WV; one brother, Odd Hall of Oney, WV, and 4 sisters, Mrs. John Taylor of Whitehouse, WV, Mrs. Henry Lanier and Mrs. John Knapp, both of Beech Hill, WV and Mrs. Allie Mulchey of Indiana. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

HAMPTON, William J.
William J. Hampton, 63, native of Catlettsburg and formerly police judge of Ashland, died Sunday in a hospital at Grayson, KY. He was a son of the late Oliver Hampton, pioneer resident of Catlettsburg and noted attorney. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

HAYES, Orlando
Orlando Hayes, 49, former resident of Lawrence County, died Mar 26 in Del Norte hospital at Crescent City, CA according to word received here. Mr. Hayes moved from this county to Portsmouth, OH, later going to California. Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Gertrude Hayes, Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Rufus smith of Lucasville, OH; a sister, Mrs. D.V. Bailey of Portsmouth and 2 grandchildren, Walter Lee and Padrick Dee Smith, both of Lucasville, OH. His wife, Mrs. Vennia Hayes, a sister, Mrs. Peter Spore, of New York City, and 3 brothers, John Hayes, of Ashland, Martin Hayes of Johnson County, KY and Cecil Hayes of Mt. Vernon, preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 8,1 938

JOHNSTON, Charles R.
1867-1938
Charles R. Johnston, 70, former resident of Louisa, died Saturday at his home in Nitro, WV, after an illness of 3 days of complications. Mr. Johnston was an active contractor for many years and later held an official position with the Viscome Co. of Nitro. The body was brought to the home of his sister-in-law Mrs. D. J. Burchett, in Louisa Sunday afternoon and on Monday was taken to Ashland where funeral rites were conducted from the Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Shomo, of Nitro, officiating. Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Johnston was born in Catlettsburg May 20, 1867, a son of the late B. F. and Emmaline Keyser Johnston. He was married in 1889 to Miss Maude Carey of Louisa who survives him. They resided in Louisa for a few years later moving to Ashland. He had resided in Nitro the past 20 years. Surviving besides the wife, are 3 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Warnick of Ashland and Mrs. Guy White and Miss Ines Johnston, both of Williamson, WV and a brother, Jack Johnston of Williamson, WV and a grandson, Glen Parsons, of Nitro, WV. Pallbearers at the funeral were 5 nephews of the deceased and Frank Fisher of Nitro, a close friend. A number from Louisa attended the rites. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

LANEY, Martin L.
Tuesday, Portsmouth Times—Beaver, Apr 19—Martin L. Laney, 58, former member of the Pike County board of elections, passed away at his home near here at 11:35 p.m. Monday following a year’s illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eunoka Laney, a son, Hedgel, of Clarksburg, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Stevens, of Beaver, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Dowe Spencer and Mrs. Liss Spencer of Louisa and Mrs. Sam Thompson of Cordell, KY. Funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday at the Beaver U. B. Church with burial following in Chandler Cemetery. A. M. Gregg is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

MCALLISTER, James William
James William McAllister, 63, of Van Lear, justice of the peace from District No. 2 died in a Paintsville hospital Monday of diabetes and complications. He was a native of Carter County but had resided in Johnson for the past 24 years. He was married at the age of 27  to Miss Emma Abshire of Lawrence County. Burial was at Van Lear. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

MIRACLE, Roy Everett
Roy Everett Miracle, 14 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Everett Miracle, of Prichard died Apr 10, Burial was in the Davis Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

MOORE, Anderson L.
Rev. Anderson L. Moore, 74, a native of Ledocio, this county, died last Friday morning at his home in Kenova, WV, where he had resided the past 15 years. Rev. Moore was born at Ledocio, this county, a son of the late Wesley and Doshia Moore. For many years he was a minister in the M. E. Church, South. He moved to Kenova about 15 years ago and had resided there since. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Kenova Methodist Episcopal Church, South, with Rev. Ivy Yoak, pastor, officiating, and interment was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. H. S. Evans, Kermit, WV, Mrs. S. E. Bingham, Mrs. L. B. Johnson, Mrs. J. C. Malcolm, and Mrs. C. E. Jennell of Kenova, WV; 4 sons, W. C. Moore, Ed Moore, Lee Moore, and Don Moore, all of Kenova, WV; one brother, Rev. Charles W. Moore, Adams, KY and 3 sisters, Mrs. Davis Spencer of Charley, Mrs. Cynthia Kreamer, Anchorage, KY and Mrs. Scott Thompson of Sinking Springs, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

MOORE, Clifford Benton
Clifford Benton Moore, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Moore, died Saturday afternoon at the Moore home on L?? Avenue after an illness of 8 weeks of complications. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at 2 from the Moore home and interment was  make in the Link Moore cemetery at Two Mile. Surviving besides the parents, are 2 sisters, Margaret and Lola, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Moore, of Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Link Moore of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

MUNCY, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Muncy, 76, wife of Tom Muncy of Borderland, WV, and mother of Mose Muncy of Whitepost, KY, died Sunday in a Williamson hospital. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

MURPHY, David Allen
David Allen Murphy, age 87 years 4 months and 22 days, died at his home at Blaine on Tuesday Mar 12, after a long illness. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for about 60 years. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand. He was married when 24 years old to Miss Easter Pennington. To this union were born 8 children, five of whom preceded him in death. Three of them survive, Mrs. Sophie Caldwell of Kayford, WV, Mrs. Lila Childers of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Caroline Curnutte of Cherokee, KY. His first wife preceded him in death 36 years ago. He was married to Mrs. Mary Saunders on Aug 15, 1905. To this union were born 3 children, all of whom, with their mother, survive. They are Mrs. Haley Parker, Mrs. Emma Morris, and Harry Murphy, of Blaine, KY. Besides those he is survived by 3 brothers, Harmon of Huntington, WV, John of Orr, KY, and Lindsey of the Carter County section of Kentucky. Thirty-one grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his loss. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 8, 1938

MURRAY, Samuel
1859-1938
Samuel Murray, 79 years old, former resident of Kenova, died Apr 4 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Israel Ray of Prichard after a lingering illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amanda Murray, 2 other daughters, Mrs. M. C. Vanhoose and Mrs. Will Staley, of Prichard; one son, Ira Murray of Prichard. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Ray residence with burial in the family cemetery on Gragston Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

PENIX, Isaac W.
Isaac W. Penix, 98 year old veteran of the 39th Kentucky Infantry and a native of this county, died Apr 9 at his home in Shawnee, OK according to a clipping sent to the Big Sandy News, this week from Alexander Clevenger of Tecumseh, OK. Mr. Clevenger, himself an old man, now is the only surviving Civil War veteran in Pottawatomie County, OK the clipping says. Mr. Penix was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted at Tecumseh with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Spanish-American War veterans conducting a military funeral. Penix was a private in Company “D” 39th regiment of the Kentucky Infantry. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Mrs. Penix died in Shawnee in 1928. The family moved to Shawnee from Romains in 1907. Relatives include 2 sons, J. A. Penix of Southeast of Shawnee and J. R. Penix of Oklahoma City, a daughter Mrs. Cora? B. Williams of Shawnee, and several great-great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

PRESTON, Gemima (Castle)
1898-1938
Mrs. C. M. Preston died Wednesday of last week at her home near Lowmansville. Funeral was conducted from the home last Friday morning. She formerly resided in Ashland and was a sister of Russell and Elbert Castle of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

SCARBERRY, Noah
Noah Scarberry, 36, brother of Mrs. Minnie Moore, of Gallup section, died Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Cora Watts in Huntington. Burial was made at Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

SEE, Samuel S.
1852-1938
Samuel S. See, 85, retired Lawrence County farmer, and one of the county’s most esteemed citizens, died at his home in Louisa Sunday night at 10:15 after an illness of four months of complications incident to advanced age. Mr. See was born on The Point, a few miles south of Louisa, Jul 1, 1852, a son of the late William and Kizzie Wellman See. He resided practically all of his life at Walbridge where he owned a farm, moving to Louisa about 2 years ago. He had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church for 25 years. Death of Mr. See dissolved a marriage union of more than 61 years. Mr. and Mrs. See were married Jan 1877 and in Jan of 1937 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home here. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning from the home in Louisa with the Rev. C. F. Froderman, Rev. S. W. Funk and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the see Cemetery on The Point under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home.  Mr. See is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy
Belle Burchett See, 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles Haws, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Mike Conley, Louisa, Mrs. Margaret Stump, Jenkins, KY, Miss Kizzie See, Frankfort, KY and Miss Fannie See, Louisa, 2 sons, W. W. See of Louisa and J. Crit See of Gallion, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Vinson of Louisa and Mrs. Margaret Peck of Carpenter, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

SPARKS, George W.
George W. Sparks, 95, one of Lawrence county’s few surviving Civil War veterans, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son, R. N. Sparks at Martha. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Martha and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Mr. Sparks is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Henderson Skaggs, of Terryville, KY, Mrs. A. L. Lyon of Indiana, Mrs. James Hay, Fielden, KY and Mrs. Charles Bailey and Mrs. W. W. Bailey, both of Martha, KY and one son, R. N. Sparks of Martha. His wife, Mrs. Lena Grizzle Sparks died 40 years ago. He was a son of the late Wiley and Cynthia Holbrook Sparks who came from North Carolina and settled near the forks of Blaine in this county. He was the grandfather of Dr. Harold Bailey of Paintsville and Dr. Virgil Skaggs of Russell and Dr. Aubrey Sparks of Jenkins. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

STEVENS, Sadie May (Hampton)
Mrs. Sadie May Stevens, 20, wife of Lindsey Stevens, of Huntington, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Deceased was a daughter of Charles Hampton and was a native of the Mill Creek section near Fort Gay. Besides the husband and father, she is survived by 2 daughters, 5 brothers, Earl, Howard, Gid, Ralph and Raymond all of the Mill Creek section. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

THOMPSON, Mary Frances (Webb)
Fort Gay, WV, Apr 14—Mrs. Mary Frances Thompson, 86, wife of Lindsey Thompson of Fort Gay route 1, died Tuesday night at 10:13 at the home at Crabtree Hill after a 2 weeks illness of pneumonia. Deceased was a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Wilson Webb and was born and reared in the community where she had resided all her life. She and Mr. Thompson recently had observed their 65 wedding anniversary having been married in 1773. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 from the Thompson home near Fort Gay and interment will be made in the Thompson family cemetery. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since early girlhood. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Welsh, of Huntington, WV and one son, F. M. Thompson, Fort Gay merchant and 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Ji??? Downing of Meringo, OH, 5 brothers, Lindsey Webb, Kenova, Farris Webb of Huntington, Albert Webb of Chillicothe, OH, Lonzo, Willie and Smith Webb of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

THOMPSON, Thomas S.
Judge Thomas S. Thompson, 68, Louisa attorney, who last November was elected county attorney of Lawrence County, died Monday afternoon in a Huntington hospital 6 hours after submitting to an operation. In failing health since before Christmas, he was admitted to the hospital on Monday of last week. His condition improved following the operation on Monday morning of this week, but a sudden heart attack ended his life that afternoon at 2:30. As the republican in last November’s quadrennial county election, he was elected county attorney but became ill early in December and never actively assumed his duties. His predecessor, Eldred E. Adams, a democrat, continued as county attorney pro-tem during his illness. Mr. Thompson was born on Rich Creek in this county, a son of the late Isaac and Dereisa Berry Thompson. In his young manhood he taught rural schools and studied law, coming to Louisa more than 40 yeas ago as an attorney, and had practices continuously here since. For a  quarter of a century he was associated with the late W. T. Cain, Sr. in the law firm of Cain & Thompson here. Mr. Cain died 2 years ago. Shortly after being admitted to the bar, Mr. Thompson in 1897 was elected county attorney and served until 1902. Again in 1910, he was honored by Lawrence countians who elected him county judge. He served in this position until 1914. Mr. Thompson had bee a member of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, since shortly after coming to Louisa and for many years taught the Young Men’s Bible Class. Funeral was conducted from the residence here Wednesday afternoon with Rev. S. W. Funk, pastor of the M. E. Church, South and Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery, under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ivory Rose Thompson, one sister, Mrs. Lyss Prince of Irad, and 3 brothers, Milt and Lindsey Thompson of Ellen and John Thompson, of Columbus, OH. His first wife, Mrs. Mary Emily Waldeck Thompson, died Sep 8, 1933. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

TRIPLETT, Jane
Mrs. Jane Triplett, 77, wife of Jasper Triplett, died last Saturday at the Triplett home at Majestic, KY after a brief illness of pneumonia. The body was returned to this county and taken to the Webbville section where interment was made. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

WARD, Billy Jack
The body of Billy Jack Ward, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ward, who had been missing nearly 2 months, was found floating in Twelvepole Creek about a mile above the stream’s mouth Saturday afternoon. The child had been missing since Feb 11 when his mother saw him in a neighbor’s yard and called to him to come home. The child is believed to have fallen into Bloss Branch, a tributary of the creek, from a narrow footbridge separating the Ward home from that of the neighbor. The body was found by Joe Dobbins of near Kenova who was gathering driftwood from the stream. Herbert Ward identified the body at the Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova after viewing clothing his son had worn when last seen alive. A search was began for the child immediately after he disappeared and was carried on for weeks. Bloss Branch was dragged, searching parties combed hills and thickets for a radius of 3 miles around the Ward home and airplane carrying searchers with binoculars flew above the area. State police, Boy Scouts, volunteers, relatives of the family and CCC enrollees from the camp at Missouri Branch conducted the search. Billy Jack Ward is survived by his parents, who have 3 other children. Funeral for the child was conducted Monday afternoon in Mt. Vernon Church near the home and interment was made in the cemetery nearby. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 15, 1938

WARD, J.R. (Bud)
J. R.(Bud) Ward, prominently known Martin County, KY resident died at his home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon Apr 10 following an illness. Mr. Ward, a lifelong resident of Hode, KY was a school teacher and store owner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Ward, his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ward, 2 daughters, Mrs. Pearl Ling of Williamson and Miss Blanche Ward at home and 2 sons, Clifford and Millard Ward, both at home. He also leaves one brother, Green Ward of Crum and the following sisters: Mrs. Ada Floyd, Huntington, Mrs. Alice Smith, Williamson, Mrs. Maude Billups and Mrs. Eula Campbell, both of Columbus, Mrs. Daisy Marcum, Kenova and Mrs. Laura Dalton, Crum. Burial was in the family cemetery at Crum. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

WEBB, Mary J. (Thompson)
Mrs. Mary J. Webb, 70, widow of the late H. J. Webb, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Miranda of Ashland, following a cerebral hemorrhage, suffered last Jan 5. She was born in Louisa, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Thompson. She was married to Mr. Webb in 1886. she was a member of the Martin Chapel Christian Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Miranda and Mrs. Ruth Schaffner, both of Ashland, Mrs. Emma Sparks of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Samantha Broughton of Westwood , 3 sons, Charles H., James R. and John Webb all of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Addie Jones of Ashland. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

WHITT, Mrs. James H.
81, wife of James H. Whitt, died Saturday afternoon at the Whitt home in Louisa. Funeral was conducted at 10 from the home in the Italy section, and interment was made in the Isaac Cemetery on Lick Creek. Mrs. Whitt was born in Wayne County, WV, but had resided in Louisa most of her life. Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jay Justice of Louisa, and a son, Joe Stevens of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 22, 1938

WHITT, Lawrence
Lawrence B. Whitt, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Whitt, formerly of Morgan County, KY, died Sunday at the Whitt home in Waverly, OH and the body was taken to West Liberty, KY for burial Tuesday. Big Sandy news, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

WILLIAMSON, Frances
Mrs. Frances Williamson, widow of the late Rush F. Williamson, of Catlettsburg, died Monday at her home in Ashland. She was a daughter of Capt. Washington Honshell of Catlettsburg, one time commander of a large fleet of Ohio river boats. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 29, 1938

WRIGHT, Benjamin
1857-1938
Benjamin Wright, 81, a native of Elliott County, died suddenly of a heart attack, Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ella Perkins, in Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Wright was born in Elliott County, KY and was a farmer. He had lived in Portsmouth the last 23 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Lawrence County, KY. His wife, Mrs. Lina Wright, preceded him in death. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Thompson, of Hitchins, KY and 2 sons, Ott Wright of Grayson and Estill Wright of Jackson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Apr 1, 1938

WRIGHT, Calvin
Calvin Wright, 58, Ashland barber and a native of this county, died Tuesday at his home after an illness of 3 months. He was born in this county, a son of Irwin and Mary Holbrook Wright. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Wright, 3 sons, Edward, Calvin and Orville Wright, all at home; 3 daughters, Beatrice, Fay and Emma Louisa Wright also all at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. J. Browning, Webbville, KY, Mrs. Fred Sparks, Oak Hill, WV and Mrs. Tony Castle, also of Oak Hill and 2 brothers, Marion and William Wright both of Oak Hill. Big Sandy News, Friday Apr 8, 1938

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ALLEY, John
John Alley, 14 years old, died at his home on Whites Creek, WV, May 7, of spinal meningitis. He is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alley, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home by Rev. Hall. Burial was in the family cemetery on Whites Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

ALLEY, Peter V.
1860-1938
Peter V. Alley, 78, retired farmer who came to this county from Pike County in 1915, died early Monday morning at his home in Louisa after an illness extended since he suffered a stroke in 1936. He was born Jan 3, 1860, in Pike County, a son of Peter H. and Sarah Stanley Alley. From 1915 until a few years ago he operated a farm on Big Sandy River near Fullers, 6 miles from here. He had been a member of the Christian Church for 47 years. A large assemblage attended the funeral rites which were conducted Wednesday afternoon a the Myrtle Chaple on Five Fork. Rev. Jonah Bevins, of Williamson, WV , Rev. Forest Burk, of Portsmouth, OH, and Rev. Roud Shaw. Pastor of the Louisa Christian Church officiated at the services. Interment was made in the L.S. Alley family cemetery on Twp Mile near Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Pauley Alley; 5 daughters, Mrs. W. B. Brown of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Sedley Stewart, Beattyville, KY, Mrs. O. S. Raburn, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Harper Dobbins, and Mrs. Mar Fugett, both of Louisa; 3 sons, Willie S. Alley of Louisa, John Alley of Ashland, KY and Thomas H. Alley of Borderland, WV; 6 brothers, Paul Z. Alley, Cinderella, WV, George Alley, Williamson, WV, John P. Alley, Kermit, WV, HG. B. Alley and B. t. Alley, both of Borderland, WV, and L. S. Alley of Louisa; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Deskins of Borderland, WV. Also surviving are several grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

BOYD, Julia May (Griffith)
Julia May Griffith Boyd, 28, of Ulysses died May 15. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Griffith. Funeral was conducted at the Church of God by Rev. W. M. Whitaker, of Glo, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 children, Janet and Bobbie Lee; 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Bradley, Jamestown, OH and Mrs. Ivory Miller, South Charleston, OH and 2 brothers, Jay Griffith of Lowmansville, KY and Paul Griffith at home. She was a devout member of the Church of God. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 27, 1938

BRADLEY, Mary (Hughes)
Mrs. Mary Hughes Bradley, 60, wife of H. H. Bradley, of Busseyville, died Friday at the home after an illness of four years. She had been seriously ill for a week. Deceased was a daughter of the late Jarret P. and Jemima White Hughes. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 12 years. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 from the home and interment was made in the Bradley cemetery. Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard Adams, Louisa, one son, Sol Bradley of Busseyville, one sister, Mrs. Leander Davis of Ohio and three brothers, Will and Marion Hughes of Catlettsburg, KY and D.C. Hughes of Busseyville. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 27,1 938

CAUDILL, John D.
John D. Caudill, 83, pioneer Pikeville merchant and operator of the oldest mercantile establishment in Pikeville, died last Friday. He supplied large lumbering projects and sometimes chartered steamboats at Cincinnati to transport his goods. In addition, he served as a traveling banker clearing financial paper through Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

CLAY. Lloyd
Lloyd Clay, 66, president of the Paintsville city board of education and salesman for the Sandy Valley Grocery Company, died suddenly of a heart attack at Inez last Friday night. Death came as he entered his automobile to start to Paintsville. He was a son of G. H. and Sarah Walker Clay, pioneer residents of eastern Kentucky. He served as post master at Paintsville under President Taft. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

COOKSEY, Andy
Andy Cooksey, 67, known to all his friends as “Big Andy” died Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Cooksey Fork after an illness of more than a year. He had been seriously ill since February. Mr. Cooksey, a lifelong farmer of the Catt section , a Christian gentleman and a substantial citizen, was a son of the late Andy and Mary Wellman Cooksey. He was the youngest of a family of 12 children and was born in the house where he lived all of his life and died. The house was constructed 93 years ago by his father. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at the home with Rev. Dave Hewlett, of Huntington and Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Cadmus, officiating and interment was made in the Cooksey family cemetery overlooking the home. A large crown attended the rites. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lilly Christian Cooksey, a daughter of the late Rev. William Christian of the mouth of Catt section, by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ernest W. Webb of Catt and Mrs. Dennie Wright of Kingston, OH; one son, Charles Cooksey at hoe, and 3 brothers,  Laben Cooksey, Ashland, KY, Leander Cooksey, Hitchins, KY and Grant Cooksey, Dennis, KY. Mr. Cooksey long had been a member of the Methodist Church and was a devoted reader of the Bible. He also was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 20, 1938

CUSTISS, Hiram
Hiram Custiss, 70 year old farmer of near Lucasville, OH, and a brother of Mrs. Sarah McKenzie of Fort Gay, WV, died on Wednesday of last week near Lucasville. Burial was made in the Little Paint Cemetery in Johnson county, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 27, 1938

CYRUS, R. C. “Dick”
R. C. “Dick” Cyrus, 51, of near Louisa, WPA superintendent of the Catt-Webbville road project, was fatally shot about 5:30 last Friday afternoon and Henderson Thompson, 36, at whose home, near Brammer Gap, Cyrus boarded, is in custody charged with the slaying. The shooting, it is said, took place at Thompson’s home (the former Milt Watson home), about a mile this side of Brammer Gap, Cyrus, mortally wounded, was found lying in the road a quarter of a mile this side of Thompson’s home and expired in a few minutes. After viewing the body of Cyrus at the Curtright Funeral Home here Saturday morning and later hearing the testimony of H. C. Perry at a court of inquiry Saturday afternoon, a coroner’s jury returned a verdict that Cyrus came to his death by a gunshot would inflicted by Thompson. Justice of the Peace Frank Nunley presided at the court of inquiry. One bullet, from a .38 caliber pistol, struck Cyrus in the chest a few inches under the right arm and came out on the left side.  Thompson surrendered himself to Sheriff Proctor Fyffe a the home of his mother, Mrs. Lafe Thompson, of Caney, Monday afternoon and was brought to Louisa and place in jail to await examining trial. A warrant charging murder was issued Saturday by County Judge Ball.

H. C. Perry, a neighbor, who testified a the court of inquiry Saturday, said that he was walking along the road and when he neared the Thompson home he heard 5 or 6 shots and that when he came to the Thompson home he saw Thompson standing in the front door with a pistol in his hand. Perry told the jury that Thompson remarked that he had just killed one person and he was going to get another, and asked him to go back up the road to Tony Webb’s store and get him a box of .38 shells. Perry said he saw Mrs. Thompson come out of a room into the hall and saw Thompson turn and fire one shot at her. The shot, he said, apparently went wild, and Mrs. Thompson disappeared into a door on the other side of the hall. Sheriff Fyffe and others investigated the killing Friday night. Mrs. Dennie Rice, near whose home Cyrus was found morally wounded, told the sheriff her attention was attracted by a noise in the road near her home and that when she investigated she found Cyrus lying in the road a few yards from his automobile, which had run out of the broad into a branch. Cyrus told her, she said, that Henderson Thompson had shot him and asked that she notify his relatives and get an ambulance. She went for…continued on page 5 which I failed to get. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

ELLIS, Callie (Ball)
1857-1938
Mrs. Callie Ball Ellis, 81, wife of James Ellis, died last Friday at the Ellis home near Fallsburg. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 a the home and the body was taken Monday in the Curtright Funeral Home car to Coal Run, Pike County, for interment in the family cemetery. The funeral procession leaving Fallsburg at 9 a.m. Mrs. Ellis was born in Pike County Jul 15, 1857, a daughter of the late Green and Sarah Steele Ball. She moved with her family to this county 26 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis had been married 58 years. She was a lifelong member of the M. E. Church. Surviving besides the husband are one son, N. E. Ellis of Fallsburg, one daughter, Mrs. Kate Lowe, Broad Bottom, KY, and one brother, John Ball of Flat River, MO. Mr. Orison Ratcliff of Ashland is a grandson. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

FRAZIER, Donald Lee
Donald Lee Frazier, 2 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Frazier, of the Griffith Creek section, died Thursday after a brief illness. Funeral and burial was at Griffith Creek Saturday. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

FRAZIER, Louis
Louis Frazier, 80, of Huntington and a former resident of Prichard, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Elwana Frazier; 3 sons, Albert Frazier of Huntington, Baskam Frazier of Prichard and Martin Frazier of Charleston; 7 daughters, Mrs. Bittia Barnett, Mrs. Anna Chapman, Mrs. Dolly Mallard and Mrs. Irene Walters, of Huntington; Mrs. Myrtle Wilkinson of Prichard, Mrs. Laura Long of Ohio and Mrs. May Mallard of Dunbar; 2 brothers, Martin Frazier of Littletown, OH, and John Frazier of Kenova and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emmaline Parks of Hubbardstown and Mrs. Madnia Davis of Frankfort. Big Sandy News, Friday May 27, 1938

FUGITT, Walter W.
1863-1938
Dr. Walter W. Fugitt, only brother of Mrs. Jesse A. Young, of Louisa, passed away at his home in St. Petersburg, FL with a heart ailment of long standing Friday, May 13 age 74 years 8 months and 3 days. Dr. Fugitt was born in Lawrence County, Sep 10, 1863, his parents being berry and Jemima Fugitt. He was educated in the public normal and military schools of Kentucky graduating from the old Louisville School of Medicine in 1888. In 1900 he was married to Miss Anna Luman of Maysville, whose death occurred Jun 12, 1931. At the close of the World War he retired from the practice of medicine and surgery, moving with his wife to Florida in order to find a milder climate for her. At that time the Fugitt home was purchased in one of the most beautiful sections of St. Petersburg, overlooking Tampa Bay. Although intensely loyal to his adopted city,
Dr. Fugitt was a Kentuckian above everything else. His charitable deeds to those less favored than himself, his gentleness and sympathy toward the sick and afflicted throughout an extensive practice extending over a period of 30 years. In 1932 he spent May and June in Louisa with his sister, nieces, nephews and old friends after an absence of 25 years. This visit was a very happy episode in his life and one to which he often referred.  For a number of years he had been a subscriber to The Big Sandy News which he eagerly awaited each week. He said every item in the paper was a contact between him and old friends and their children. On Aug 20, 1932, Dr. Fugitt was married to Mrs. Josephine Engle, widow of George V. Engle, of Pittsburgh, who survives him. He was a member  of the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg and with his last conscious breath he rejoiced in his faith in Christ. Services were conducted Monday afternoon at Palms Funeral Home by his pastor, the Rev. S. R. Barnard. The commitment exercises were in charge of the local Masonic lodge of which Dr. Fugitt was a member. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

HATTEN, Nevada (Massie)
Mrs. Nevada Hatten, 46, died Monday at her home at Prichard, WV, route 1, after a lingering illness. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon a the Shilo Church on Elige’s Creek with the Rev. Henry Mullins officiating. Survivors include one son, Hubert Hatten at home and 2 sisters, Miss Dollie Massie of Youngstown, OH and Mrs. S. B. Belcher of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

HOWARD, Green
Green Howard, 50, under a five year sentence for the slaying of Earl Spradlin was shot to death on the streets of Prestonsburg last Friday and Earl’s brother, Herbert Spradlin, surrendered and gave up a pistol a few minutes later. Howard was convicted the week before of slaying Earl Spradlin and was out on bond pending motion for a new trial. Witnesses said he and Herbert Spradlin, 23, met in front of a drug store last Friday morning. A few words were passed and Howard was shot. He screamed as the bullets struck him, then fell and died without speaking. He was shot 6 times. Spradlin, it is said, walked down the street, met Police Lieutenant William Spradlin, a cousin, and surrendered. Howard was convicted of the slaying of Earl Spradlin, after a roadside fight between his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spradlin. The Hall and Spradlin families lived in adjacent houses and previously had opposed each other in a legal controversy. Hall who with Howard last Friday morning before he was shot, said he saw Herbert Spradlin reload his gun and carry it in hand down the street toward him before surrendering to Lieutenant Spradlin. Lieutenant Spradlin said he did not known if the gun surrendered to him was loaded. No weapon was found on Howard. The jury that convicted Howard and sentenced him to five years, acquitted his son-in-law and 2 daughters at the same trial. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

HUNTER, Lola (Gallion)
Mrs. Lola Gallion Hunter, 44, wife of John Hunter, died Tuesday of last week at the Hunter home at Dennis. Funeral was conducted Thursday at Dennis with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment was made there. Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Blankenship Gallion and was born at Ratcliff. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, for 29 years. Surviving besides the husband are 2 sisters, Mrs. J. Presley and Mrs. Maude Lester and 5 brothers: Arthur, William, Howard, Luther and Kay Gallion. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

JOHNSON, Martha Susan (Kiger)
Mrs. Martha Susan Kiger Johnson, 65, a native of this county but a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 12 years, died Wednesday morning at her home in Catlettsburg. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon in the Missionary Baptist Church at Hampton
City and interment will be made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. She had been ill for the past 3 years. Surviving are the husband, Henry Johnson, 4 sons, James and Dewey Wells of Portsmouth, OH, Leonard Wells of Catlettsburg and Jake Johnson of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mrs. Rosa McGraw of Portsmouth; one sister, Mrs. Victoria Wells of Logan, WV, and two brothers, Wesley Kiger of Brigton, KY and Samuel Kiger of
Webbville and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

JORDAN, William
William Jordan, 74, brother of Dock Jordan, of Louisa, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son, Lindsey Jordan of Chapman, after a 3 month illness of heart trouble. He was born in the Dry Ridge section of this county, a son of the late George and Mary Fugitt Jordan. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the dry Ridge Church near Adams and interment was made in the Dry Ridge Cemetery. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Willard Hamilton, Pikeville, KY, Mrs. Charles Burgess, Georges Creek, Mrs. James Payne, Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Frank Rowe and Mrs. Beecher Ward of Catlettsburg, KY and Miss Jennie Jordan of Louisa; 3 sons, Lindsey Jordan, Chapman, KY, Arlie Jordan, Grassy, WV, and George Jordan, Louisa, route 2, 3 brothers, Dock Jordan, Louisa, Cobe Jordan, Cordell, KY and John Jordan, Samaria, KY. His wife died 14 years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

MCCLURE, R. C.
1857-1938
Hon. R. c. McClure, 81, widely known Louisa attorney, and member of a pioneer family, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday morning at 10:30 while delivering an address to a jury in Lawrence county court here. Death came as he has expressed a desire that it should “while in the harness”. He had spoken about 5 minutes, ended a sentence forcefully, then hesitated before commencing again and slumped into the floor inside the bar. He died within 3 or 4 minutes, before a physician could reach him. He was president of the Lawrence County Bar Association and one of the county’s outstanding citizens. He was born near Gallup, this county Jan 12, 1857, a son of Strother and Martha Garrett McClure, pioneer residents. He came to Louisa with his family at the age of 12 and attended Louisa schools. Mr. McClure started his long and active career as a rural teacher and soon became principal of the Louisa school with Miss Hannah Lackey as his assistant. Early in the 80’s he was elected county superintendent of schools and later was elected a member of the Kentucky legislature and representative from Lawrence and Boyd counties and served one term as minority leader of the house. Always active in republican politics, he was appointed by President McKinley as superintendent of the Gila National Forest Service Reserve in New Mexico and served for 8 years. Later he served a 4 year term as postmaster at Louisa and studied law at the Louisville law school. He returned to Louisa and established a law office about 1886 and had practiced continuously since, except for brief periods at state republican headquarters in Louisville and Lexington where he served in one campaign as director of publicity and in another as chairman of the speakers bureau. He was twice a presidential elector from Kentucky.

Mr. McClure last year was a candidate for county attorney but was defeated by T. S. Thompson, who preceded him in death 8 days. Mr. McClure was a member of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church and a regular attendant of the men’s Bible Class of the M. E. Church, South, and served for a period as teacher of the class. He was a deep student of literature and of the Bible and a fluent orator. He was a punctual attendant at church and Sunday School and aided in church and Sunday school work in many ways. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South, with 3 Louisa pastors… continued on page 5, which I failed to get. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

MEADE, Hassell
Paintsville, KY, Apr 29—From Paintsville Herald—Hassell Meade, 17, son of Lindsey Meade, of Little Mine Fork, this county was shot and instantly killed allegedly by Corbett Owens, 18, another youth of the immediate vicinity about dark Saturday evening a the mouth of Little Mine Fork, just over the line in Morgan County. Youth Meade was shot one time through the abdomen, the bullet piercing the spinal column. When found he was dead, Owens, together with a third party are said to have fled from the scene. The body was brought to Paintsville where the bullet was removed at the Paintsville Clinic, for the purpose of determining the caliber of the pistol from which the bullet was fired. Deputy Sheriff Harry Adams arrested Owens at the home of his parents late Sunday night and later turned him over to Sheriff S. R. Lykins of Morgan County and he was taken to West Liberty where a warrant, charging willful murder was issued. Owens claims the shot was fired accidentally while scuffling with Meade over the possession of a pistol. Young Meade is related to the Meade family of this county and is from a prominent family. Burial took place at Staffordsville Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

MOORE, Gypsy (McComas)
1881-1938
Mrs. Gypsy McComas Moore, 58, of Ashland, a native of this county, died Sunday morning at the Moore Street Tabernacle in Ashland where she was engaged in teaching a Sunday school class. Mrs. Moore complained of a severe headache and asked a member of the class to take charge. She dropped to the floor dead. Death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage. She was a daughter of J. B. McComas and the late Mrs. McComas and was born at Mattie, this county, on Apr 21, 1881 and was widely known throughout the Big Sandy Valley being a descendant of 2 early pioneer families of Lawrence County. Her maternal grandfather, “Uncle Andy” Thompson, was a widely known Lawrence County citizen. Funeral services were held at the Holiness Tabernacle on Moore Street Tuesday morning at 10:30 with Rev. Earl Dulaney assisted by Rev. R. Ratcliff in charge. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, C. H. Moore and 5 children, Dr. E. L. Moore of Lexington, KY, Mrs. William Sampech, Detroit, MI, Norman E. Moore, Toledo, OH, Mrs. Ralph Childers, of Ashland and Jimmie, at home; 3 grandchildren. Also surviving are her father and 3 sisters, Mrs. Russell Rose, Mrs. Madge Johnson and Mrs. Leonard Hogston and 6 brothers, Jay, Botner, Sullivan, French and Leonard, of Ashland, and Leo of Chicago, IL. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

MULLENS, Mary
Mrs. Mary Mullens, 69, of Catlettsburg, died Monday at the home of a daughter Mrs. Lyda Bett, in Catlettsburg after an illness of several weeks. She was a sister of Ben Carter of this county. Funeral was conducted Wednesday and interment was made in the Neal Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 20, 1938

MUSIC, Sophia (Ball or Bolt)
1854-1938
Mrs. Sophia (Ball or Bolt) Music, 84 of Rush, one of Boyd County’s oldest residents died Sunday in an Ashland hospital of a broken hip sustained five weeks earlier. A daughter of Montraville and Patience Chapman (Bolt or Ball), she was born Jan 10, 1854. Surviving are one son, K. R. Eastham of Rush and one daughter, Mrs. A. P. Davis, also of Rush. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

NICKLE, Glenda Rae
Glenda Rae Nickle, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nickle, who reside on the Mayo Trail 4 miles north of Louisa, died Thursday afternoon of last week in a Louisa hospital 3 days after submitting to an appendicitis operation. The little girl had been ill 2 weeks. Funeral was conducted Saturday morning at 10 from the Myrtle Chapel on Five Forks with Rev. S. W. Funk, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, officiating, and interment was made in the Sort Cemetery on Deephole Branch. The little child was widely popular and attended Sunday school a the Myrtle Chapel. Besides the parents, she is survived by a sister, Betty Carol and her grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Vanhorn, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Rosalee Nickle, Stacy Fork, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

OSBORN, Chauncey
Chauncey Osborn, 42, of Huntington, native of Wayne County, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral was held in Wayne County Monday with the Rev. Carmie Crabtree officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery on Wolf Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

PAYNE, Kenna Vinson
Kenny Vinson Payne, 42, for many years, a derrick operator for the N & W Railway, died Tuesday night in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 6 months. Mr. Payne resided at Kenova. The body was taken Wednesday to the home of Dr. and Mrs. M. collier at Kermit and funeral was conducted Thursday in the Kermit M. E. Church. Burial was made in the Warfield, KY cemetery with the Kermit Masonic Lodge officiating. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. May Reed Payne; one son, Kenna Vinson Payne, Jr.; 2 sisters, Mrs. M. Carter of Kermit and Mrs. Lyle Mullens of Kenova; 2 half brothers, Don Pinson of Logan and Clyde B. Pinson of Kermit; 2 aunts and one uncle. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 20, 1938

PROSE, Virgil
1880-1938
Virgil Prose, 58, prominent citizen of Ashland and a native of the Blaine section of this county, died on Thursday of last week in an Ashland hospital. He was born near Blaine, Nov 30, 1880, a son of the late W. B. and Sydney Whitt Prose. IN 1903 Mr. Prose was married to Miss Ida Sanson and 3 years later they make their home in Ashland. In 1908 he became an employee of the Armour & Co. with which company he advanced to a position as one of its best salesman. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for a number of years, a member of the Commercial Travelers Association and was a devoted member of the men’s Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Prose, 3 daughters, Mrs. Edwin Conley, Mrs. Gilbert Layman, both of
Ashland, and Mrs. John H. Norman of Frankfort, KY; 4 sisters, Mrs. Daisy Bishop, Mrs. A. M. Davis and Mrs. Sallie Dials all of Portsmouth, OH, and Miss Bertha Prose of Ashland, 2 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, and a host of friends who will be sorry to hear of his death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home, 2593 Winchester Avenue, with Rev. Samuel R. Curry, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in charge. Interment was made I the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

SKAGGS, Andrew
Andrew Skaggs, 82, a native of Elliott County, dropped dead of a heart attack at his home at Whetstone, Greenup county, Saturday. Interment was made at the family cemetery in Elliott County. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 27, 1938

STAMBAUGH, Troy
1861-1938
Troy Stambaugh, 78, for many years a prominent farmer of Stambaugh, died May 18 in a Paintsville Hospital. Funeral was conducted at Stambaugh, with Rev. J.H. Stambaugh, of Charleston, WV, a cousin, officiating. Big Sandy news, Friday, May 27, 1938

STAPLETON, Maltie (McKenzie)
1898-1938
Mrs. Charlie McKenzie (Note: should say Stapleton), age 39, died at her home at Lowmansville Apr 25, following an illness of five months of tuberculosis. Mrs. Stapleton was formerly Miss Maltie McKenzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. McKenzie. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church since 13 years of age, having joines taht organization in February 1911. Mrs. Stapleton is survived by her father and mother, 3 sisters, amd 2 brothers, Mrs. J.M. Slone, Mrs. John Hampton and Mrs. Roy Daniels, Lowmasnville, Richard H. McKenzie, Prestonburg, Clyd McKenzie, Paintsville, her husband, Charlie Stapleton. In addition to the above she is also survived by 5 children, all at home. they are Beulah Mae, Gladys Pauline, Junior and Darrell. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

SPARKS, Delphia (Ison)
Mrs. Delphia Ison Sparks, 43, wife of William Sparks, and a native of Elliott County, died Saturday at her home in Portsmouth. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ison of Elliott County. Mrs. Durl Fannin of Elliott County is a sister. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 27, 1938

SPARKS, George Washington
1843-1938
George Washington Sparks, deceased was born Sep 23, 1843, the fourth child of seven children of Wiley Sparks and Cynthia Holbrook both natives of Wilkes County, NC. He died Apr 25, 1938, attaining the ripe old age of 94 years 8 months and 3 days. He was married to Linnie Grizzle on Apr 2, 1873, and from the happy marriage there were 5 girls and one boy all of whom are still living to mourn his loss. His wife, Linnie Sparks, died in 1890, leaving a family of 6 children ranging in ages fro 5 to 16 years of age. All of his brothers and sisters have all long since passed along the great divide. During his early life he remained at home as a farmer boy, but during the War between the States he served with the Union Army being stationed most of his time at Louisa, KY. After his discharge from the army he returned to the right fork of Blaine at Martha, KY, where he assumed his duties as a farmer and made it his home the remainder of his life except for a short time in Elliott County. He has never been affiliated with any church, but has often expressed the assurance of his mortal hope with Jesus. Many times recently he has reaffirmed the blessed assurance. Furthermore, his life has proclaimed this assurance as words could never do this. The very nature of the loved ones has been beset with patience and kindness and with the highest regards for others. In his last hours he wished himself as little a burden to others as possible. The vicissitudes of life have beat heavily jupon this courageous man, but his never-dying characteristic of endurance and divine inspiration has brought him to the parting of the way with a life to be patterned after. And though his body will soon return to the dust from whence it came and the soul has already gone to its maker saying. “Ye gave me two talents or ye gave me five, yet I return with two more or five more”, as the case may have been. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 6, 1938

WORKMAN, Matilda Caroline
Mrs. Matilda Caroline Workman 94, a lifelong resident of Wayne County, WV, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ratliff, near Hubbardstown, WV. Funeral was conducted last Friday from the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown with a nephew, Rev. Charles Ho???  Officiating and interment was made in the Lakin Cemetery on Big Hurricane Creek. Survivors include 5 daughters in addition to Mrs. Ratcliff, Mrs. T. A. Belzer? of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Molly Buckingham of Burbank, OH, Mrs. Bernie Osborn of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Albert Church of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Tom Shannon of Whites’ Creek; one son, George Workman of Burbank, OH; 42 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. Big sandy News, Friday, May 13, 1938

WELLMAN, Mont
Mont Wellman, 66 years old, died May 8 at the home of a son, Woodrow Wellman of Hubbardstown, WV. In addition to the son, he is survived by the widow; 2 other sons, Rufus Wellman of Logan, Charles Wellman of Baltimore; daughters, Mrs. L. Ferguson, Louisa, Mrs. Elba Diamond of Kenova, and Mrs. Brook Whitman of Logan, 2 brothers, Hiram of Fort Gay, Harry Wellman of Quinwood; one sister, Mrs. James Billups of Hubbardstown. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with Rev. J. T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay. Fisher and Booten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Friday May 20, 1938

WILLIAMSON, Bill
1882-1938
Bill Williamson, 55, farmer of the Griffiths Creek section, died Saturday at his home on Louisa route 2. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the Griffith Creek church with the Rev. E. W. Lambert officiating., and interment was made in the Wilson Cemetery on Three Mile. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Coburn Williamson; 5 sons, James, Charles, John, Walter, and Lawrence Williamson, all at home; 4 daughters, Misses Nannie, Lucille and Daisy, all at hoe and Mrs. Raymond Dixon of Louisa route 2; one brother, Morris Williamson, of Offutt, KY and a half brother, Walter Williamson of Drift, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday May 20, 1938

YOUNG, Esty (Castle)
1909-1938
Mrs. Esty Castle Young, 29, wife of Herbert Young, of Ashland, died Friday in a hospital in Cleveland, OH and the body was returned to Louisa Saturday and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Castle, of the Mead’s Branch section. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Castle home with the Rev. Al Castle and the Rev. G. V. Pack officiating. Interment was made in the Castle family cemetery on Mead’s Branch. Deceased was born and reared in this county and had been a member of the Baptist Church for 12 years. She is survived by the husband, 2 daughters, Nannie Fay and Georgia Lee, at home, one son, Clyde F. Young, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Carter and Miss Verlia Castle both of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Lon Scarberry, of Ashland, KY and 3 brothers John C. and Lewis Castle, of Mead’s Branch and Elmer Castle of Columbus, OH.. Big Sandy News, Friday, May 27, 1938

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ADKINS, Winchester
Winchester Adkins, 64, a native of Stiltner, WV and formerly an N & W engineer, and later a grocer of Williamson, WV, died Sunday while visiting relatives at Langley, KY. Mr. Adkins retired as an N & W engineer in 1920 and established a merchandising business in Williamson, He retired a few years ago, Mrs. Goebel ??? and Mrs. Sherman Napier of Stiltner, are sisters. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

BROWN, Elijah
1860-1938
Elijah Brown, 67, of the Georges Creek section, died on Wednesday of last week. Funeral was conducted Thursday and interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by four sons, J. B. Brown of Ashland, Frank, Merida and Dave Brown, all of River, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

BUTLER, Senia (Steele)
Mrs. Senia Steele Butler, 44, widow of the late Barnes Butler, former jailer of Lawrence County, died on Thursday of last week shortly before noon a the Butler home here. Mrs. Butler had never recovered after being wounded by 2 bullets fired into her shoulder by Mr. Butler at the time he committed suicide here last October. After firing 2 bullets at this wife, the former jailer then turned the gun to his head and fired a bullet into his brain and died almost instantly. A daughter of Lee and Miranda Hale Steele, Mrs. Butler was born and reared on Caines Creek in this county. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 25 years. Funeral rites were conducted at the Louisa Baptist Church Saturday morning at 10 with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager, Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. C. F. Froderman officiating. The body then was taken to the Boggs Cemetery on Cherokee where short services were conducted at 2 and interment made. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Reuben Boggs of Blevins, KY, and Miss Easter and Eileen, at home; 3 sons, Carl, Coalfax and Samuel, at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Art Campbell of Orr, KY, and Miss Nova Steele of Blevins, KY and 2 brothers, Clabe Steele of Louisa and Lum Steele of Houckville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

CLARK, Jocie (Webb)
Mrs. Jocie Clark, 51 years old , died at her home at Quaker, WV, May 21, after an illness of 4 weeks. She is survived by the husband, A. B. Clark, her mother, Mrs. Richard Webb of Genoa, 6 children, Johnny Clark of Genoa, Georgie Napier of Quaker, Tennie Burluson, of Red Jacket, William Henry, Mable and Willie Clark, at home; 3 brothers, Jay, Albert, and Wilburn of Genoa; one sister, Willie Marcum of Genoa. Funeral services were conducted by ministers of the United Baptist Church with burial in Napier Ridge Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

COBURN, Josephine (Workman)
Mrs. Josephine Workman Coburn, 87, widow of the late William Coburn of The Point section near the Salt Petre locks, was killed instantly by an N & W freight train last Sunday afternoon about 2 near Hewlett, 4 miles below Fort Gay, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harve Maynard. Coincidentally, the tragedy occurred within a few feet of a similar tragedy about a year ago when Mr. Maynard’s father, Mose Maynard, 82, was killed by an N & W train. Mrs. Coburn, it is believed, was en route up the railroad to visit a neighbor of Rev. and Mrs. Maynard when the accident occurred. The Maynard home is near the railway, and it is said that Mrs. Coburn’s hearing was impaired. She was decapitated by the train. Members of the train crew carried the body into the Maynard home which is about 40 feet from where the accident occurred. Justice of the Peace Henry H. Wellman held an inquest Sunday evening. Funeral for the aged lady was conducted Monday afternoon at the Workman cemetery near Saltpetre with the Rev. Ed Lambert, of Donithan, officiating, and interment was made there. Besides Mrs. Maynard, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Mollie Williamson of Columbus, OH. She made her home with a granddaughter, Mrs. Ethel Diamond, of near Saltpetre. She was a member of the Christian Church. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

CUNNINGHAM, Mera (McDowell)
Mrs. Mera McDowell Cunningham, wife of E. E. Cunningham, prominent oil and gas operator, died Monday evening in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Cunningham was known to many people in Louisa where she visited on numerous occasions while Mr. Cunningham had his headquarters here. Her sudden demise was a shock here. Mrs. Cunningham became ill of a throat infection while returning to her home in Huntington from a recent visit to northern Ohio. She was admitted to a Huntington hospital Monday morning and died Monday evening at 6:25. Mrs. Cunningham was born in Hartford, OH, and taught school in Cleveland, OH 12 years before coming to Huntington with her family. She was married to Mr. Cunningham in 1915 at Hartford. They made their home in Cleveland before moving to Huntington. Mr. Cunningham is president of the Rockcastle Gas Company and was the driving force behind the development of the rich gas field in the Rockcastle section of this county and adjacent sections of Martin County. Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her husband, 2 children, Morris Cunningham and Miss Mary Ellen Cunningham, at home, her father,  sisters, Misses Freda and Iran McDowell and a brother, Aulton McDowell of Hartford. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Huntington. Funeral was conducted Wednesday in the Central Christian Church, Huntington with the Rev. Emmett A. McNabb, Dr. B. P. Taylor and Dr. W. H. Sheffer officiating. Interment was made I Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Vinson Memorial Bible Class, the Live Wire Bible Class and the official board of the Central Christian Church. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

DANIELS, Hubert
1921-1938
Hubert Daniels, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Daniels of near Charley, was drowned in Levisa Fork of Big Sandy River near the mouth of Mead’s Branch Sunday afternoon while in swimming. Daniels was a member of the Charley baseball team which came down to the Mead’s Branch consolidated school grounds for a baseball game with Chapman Sunday afternoon. While waiting for the Chapman team to arrive, he and Chester Pack, Arthur Pack and John Daniels went in swimming. Daniels, it is said, waded across the river on a shallow sandbar just above a deep hole. On the far side he slipped into the deep water and attempted to swim back to the sandbar but was unable to make any headway against the current. He submerged and came to the surface only once. Chester Pack and Nelson Swann dived into the water in an attempt to rescue him and Pack succeeded in reaching him but was pulled under and had to be rescued himself by Swann. Daniels body was found about 45 minutes later by Charles Kise in an eddy about 25 yards below where he was drowned. Resuscitation efforts failed. Justice of the Peace Ora C. Atkins summoned a coroner’s jury and conducted an inquest. Funeral was conducted at the Pack Church above Charley and interment was made there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

ESTEP, Charlie
Charlie Estep, 34, died Tuesday morning at his home at Lowmansville after a short illness of heart trouble. Born in Johnson County, he came to this county at the age of nine with his family and had lived at Lowmansville the past 25 years. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Lowmansville Holiness Church and interment was made in the Hatfield family cemetery at Lowmansville. He was a so of Mrs. Emmaline Estep Lyons and the late Sylvester J. Lyons, of Lowmansville. Surviving besides the mother, are the wife, Mrs. Florence Hatfield Estep, 2 daughters, Lenora and Elsie Mae, at home; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sexton, Garrett, KY, Mrs. Sarah Daniels, Lowmansville, KY, and Mrs. Charles Skaggs of West Hamlin, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

FLAUGHER, William Lack
William Lack Flaugher, 68, of Willard, who died at his home was buried Friday in the Willard Cemetery following funeral rites conducted at the Willard Christian Church. He had been a resident of Carter County for 65 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Sophia Schoff of New Castle, PA and Miss Grayce Yates of Willard, one son, Lloyd Flaughter of Willard, one brother, Walter Flaugher of Lucasville, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Fleming of Hitchins, KY, Mrs. Margaret Wells of New Castle, Mrs. Florence Greer of Alijuippa, PA and Mrs. I?? Gilbert of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 3, 1938

HACKWORTH, William
William Hackworth, 66, retired army officer and formerly a resident of the mouth of Blaine section of this county, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of a relative, Mrs. Arthur Stewart, at Greenup. Funeral was conducted Saturday at the home of his former wife, Mrs. Kentucky Quillen Hackworth, at Load, and interment was made in the Quillen Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

HARTT, Rebecca Mowery (Chaffins)
Mrs. Rebecca Mowery Hartt, 62, widow of Fred Hartt of Portsmouth, and a native of Lawrence county, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Ball in Portsmouth, Monday. She had been ill since November. Born Apr 24, 1876, in Lawrence county, KY, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luraney Mowery. Her father died 50 years ago. Survivors include 3 sons by a previous marriage, Edis Wilson, of New Orleans, Tommy Wilson of Honolulu and Lonnie Wilson, whose address is unknown, a daughter, Mrs. Elva Kearns of Boyne City, MI, a brother, Joseph Chaffins of Greenup County and a half brother, George Ball of Portsmouth; 4 sisters, Mrs. Bertha M. Scott of Charleston, Marie Richards of Boyne City, Mrs. Mary Dillow of Raceland and Mrs. Gertie Wicker of Boyne City and an aunt, Mrs. Ella Bean of Portsmouth, Mrs. Hartt was a member of the Church of God at New Boston. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday with burial in Caroline Cemetery at Raceland. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

HILTON, Martin
Death Jun 11 claimed Martin Hilton, 65 year old farmer of W. Hollow, Greenup County. He was related to the Hiltons in this county and was an uncle of Jesse Stuart, who in his stories has made the W. Hollow section famous. Surviving are his father, Natha Hilton, who is past 90 years of age, also by 5 sons and 3 daughters, Fred, Frank and Bill, all at home, Glenn of Greenup, Everett, an instructor a the University of Kentucky. Mrs. ?? Holbrook and Mrs. Grace Carter of Riverton and Mrs. Marie Rowland of Chillicothe, OH. Also surviving are 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, Giles of Wheelersburg, OH, Jesse of Webbville, KHY, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Martha Stuart of W. Hollow. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

HUGHES, Freeda Althea
Freeda Althea Hughes, 11 months old daughter of Woodrow and Daisy Williamson Hughes, of Yatesville, died last Thursday afternoon after an illness of four weeks. Funeral was conducted Friday from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Williamson, at Yatesville with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment was made in the Holly cemetery near Yatesville. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

JORDAN, Genoa (Chaffin)
Mrs. Genoa Chaffin Jordan, 78, widow of the late Thomas Wallace Jordan, died suddenly of a heart attack early Tuesday morning at the home of a son, Scofiled Jordan, near Blaine. Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of the late  Harvey and Juda Sanders Chaffin. She was a lifelong member of the M. E. Church. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Sanders Cemetery near Blaine with the Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa officiating and interment was made in the Sanders Cemetery. She is survived by 2 sons, Scofield Jordan, Blaine and J. K. Jordan, Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

KELLY, A. M.
A. M. Kelly, 71, former well known resident of Barn Rock, died last Friday at his home near Hitchins after a short illness. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon and interment was made at Hitchins. Deceased lived at Barn Rock until about 5 years ago when he bought a large farm near Hitchins and moved there. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Cullie and Wayne of Hitchins; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harrison McKenzie of Keaton, KY and Mrs. Willie Bailey of near Grayson, KY; 4 brothers, Merida Kelly, Skaggs, KY, Anderson Kelly, Terryville, KY, Millard Kelly of Ohio and Lon Kelly of Carter County and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

KING, Mrs. Walter P.
Salyersville, KY Jun 10—(From the Salyersville Independent)—Mrs. Walter P. King of Oklahoma City, OK, blind daughter of Mrs. Mollie Pace, of Conley, was killed in an automobile accident in Arkansas early Tuesday morning as she was on her way from her home in Oklahoma to Conley to attend the funeral of her mother. Her husband and her secretary, who were accompanying her, were also killed. According to information received here, the accident, which occurred near 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, was the result of the car hitting a bridge abutment. Mrs. King, who married her husband, also blind, in Oklahoma, was approximately 40 years of age, and had been blind since childhood, losing the sight of both eyes from an accident early in life. Not counting lack of sight an insurmountable obstacle, however, she was educated in schools for the blind until she became highly proficient in all activities peculiar to those so afflicted. For the past several years, she has  held a lucrative position with the State of Oklahoma as instructor in their schools for the blind, traveling throughout the state. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

LEWIS, David
1855-1938
David Lewis, 83, of Portsmouth, a retired N & W Railway employer and a native of Elliott County, died in a Portsmouth hospital Friday, Mr. Lewis was born Dec 4, 1855 in Elliott County, KY. He had lived in Portsmouth most of his life. His wife preceded him in death 22 years ago. Surviving are a son and daughter, John Lewis and Mrs. Ada Hagerman of New Berry, MI, Mrs. Estella Ka??  of Eden Park is a granddaughter, He leaves 28 other grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

LOAR, Carl Thomas
Carl Thomas Loar, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loar, died Monday afternoon at the Loar home at Harold, KY, and the body was returned Tuesday for funeral at the Billups Gap Church, 2 miles east of Fort Gay, WV. Surviving besides the parents, are a brother and 3 sisters, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Loar of Tabors Creek, WV and Mr. and Mrs. John Billups of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

LYON, Harvey L.
Harvey L. Lyon, 70, of Sciotoville, OH, a carpenter, a brother of Mrs. Andrew Green of Cordell, died Sunday at his home near Portsmouth after an illness of 2 months. Funeral was held Wednesday at the United Baptist Church of Garden City, OH of which he was a member and interment was made there. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Lyon and these sons, Everett of Wheelersburg, James H. of Twin Valley and Jesse C. of Sciotoville. He also leaves a brother, Cecil Lyon of Ashland and 3 sisters, Mrs. George Chandler of Beaver, Mrs. Andrew Green of Cordell, KY and Mrs. J. H. Kazee of Glo, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday Jun 3, 1938

MARTIN, Homer
1911-1938
Homer Martin, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis S. Martin of Little Blaine, died early Tuesday morning at the Martin home after an illness of more than a year. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home on Little Blaine with the Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating and interment was made in the Martin family cemetery. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Bryan Martin and 2 children, Christine and James Harlan Martin, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. J.R. Miller of Louisa, route 1, Miss Aldean and Miss Margaret Martin, at home and 4 brothers, J. H. Martin, Flatwoods, KY, Howard Martin, Louisa, route 1, Davis, Jr., and Joseph Martin, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

MAY, Mary Edna
Miss Mary Edna May, 23, assistant in the treasurer’s office at Berea college and daughter of S. D. May of Salyersville, died at Berea, Sunday. The body was taken to Salyersville Tuesday for burial. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

MCKENZIE, Sebastian
1883-1938
Sebastian McKenzie, 55, prominent Johnson County farmer, was fatally shot and his wife was wounded in the chest allegedly by Arlie “Dutch” Blanton, 25, near the McKenzie home at Elna, 7 miles west of Paintsville last Saturday evening. Early this week, Johnson officials had not arrested Blanton. Blanton, it is said formerly was a tenant on the McKenzie farm but moved off about a month ago, following which a controversy is said to have taken place between himself and McKenzie over division of a tobacco patch. This, it is believed, led to the shooting. Mrs. McKenzie was wounded when she ran in front of her husband. She is a patient in a Paintsville hospital but will recover, it is believed. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

MEEK, Charlie (Burgess)
Mrs. John H. Meek, of Huntington, the former Miss Charlie Burgess of Wayne, WV, died Monday in a hospital at Clifton Forge, VA from injuries sustained May 26 in an automobile wreck near Clifton Forge in which 3 other prominent Huntington women also were injured. Mrs. Meek lately had been reported improving and it was thought she was recovering. She died of a sudden heart attack Also injured in the wreck, were Mrs. C. L. Ritter, Mrs. John T. McClintock and Mrs. Thomas Sharpnack. Mrs. Ritter and Mrs. McClintock are still patients in the hospital. Mrs. Meek was a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G.R. Burgess of Wayne and was married to Mr. Meek, prominent Huntington attorney at Wayne in 1901, where Mr. Meek began his career as an attorney. The moved to Huntington in 1909. Mrs. Meek is survived by her husband, 2 sons, John B. Meek and Howard F. Meek, both members of their father’s law firm; one daughter, Mrs. John C. Dew, of St. Petersburg, FL, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. M. Fleshman of Wayne and Miss ruby Burgess, music instructor in Williamson, WV schools and 2 grandsons, John and Charles Dew of St. Petersburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

MULLINS, David
David Mullins, 76, retired merchant of Fallsburg, died shortly after midnight last Friday at his home at Fallsburg. He had been ill for several weeks. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at 2 from the I.O.O.F. hall at Fallsburg and interment made in the Maynard Cemetery near Fuller. Deceased was a son of the late John and Margaret Rice Mullins and was born at Cherokee, this county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Aliethair? Fortner Mullins, one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Hamilton, of Portsmouth, OH, 3 sons, Cecil and David Mullins, Jr., both of Ashland, KY and Ransom Mullins of Fallsburg, KY; one sister, Mrs. Nat Warner of Taylor, KY and one brother, William Mullins of Scioto Furnace, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

PACE, Mollie
Mrs. Mollie Pace, widow of the late John Pace, of Conley, died Sunday morning in a Paintsville hospital from pneumonia. Mrs. Pace had planned to go to Wenatachee, WA, to make her future home with her daughter, Mrs. Cecil and accompanied by her son, John W. had gone some time ago to the home of her son, Clifford Pace, an attorney of Paintsville where she was waiting for Mrs. Clifford Pace to accompany her when she was stricken ill. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

PETRY, John
John Petrey, 67, retired mine foreman and coal inspector, died Monday evening at his home on Two Mile near Louisa. Deceased was a son of the late James and Margaret Clark Petrey and was born in West Virginia. Mr. Petrey served for 44 years as mine foreman and coal inspector,  working most of that time at Cabin Creek, WV. He retired 10 years ago and had resided in Louisa except for a brief residence in Ashland. He was a member of the Grayson Masonic Lodge and of El Hasa Temple in Ashland and a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge of Grayson. He had been a member of the  M. E. Church for any years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jenie Picklesimer Petrey, at home; a son, John Petrey, Jr. at home, a stepson, Homer Chapman of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dell Clendenin of Eskdale, WV, Mrs. A. B. Conley of Grayson, KY and Mrs. Cora Stevens of Garrett, KY; and one brother, Cicero Petgrey of Van Lear, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 17, 1938

POAGE, Col. M. Annie
Col. M. Annie Poage, 81, widely known Ashland newspaper woman and long identified as one of Ashland’s best citizens, died in an Ashland hospital Wednesday night after a 2 weeks illness. Governor Black appointed her an honorary colonel, the first woman ever to receive a colonelcy in Kentucky. She was a granddaughter of one of the first settlers of the site where Ashland now stands and form many years the place, was known as Poage’s Landing. Mrs. Poage suffered a fractured leg in 1921 while attending a meeting of the Kentucky Press Association in Danville and had been in retirement the past few years. Big Sandy News, Friday, Junn 24, 1938

REDWINE, John S.
Dr. John S. Redwine, 73, of Jackson, KY, a native of Elliott County, died May 28th in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Although born in Magoffin County, Dr. Redwine was reared in Elliott County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Redwine. He became superintendent of the Eastern State Hospital at Lexington in 1900, a position he occupied until 1908. He returned to Jackson and practiced medicine until he retired in 1913 to give his attention to extensive real estate holdings. He was graduated by the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1890 and began practicing at Farmers. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Breathitt County and State Medical Associations and the Junior Order United American Mechanics. Dr. Redwine is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Combs Redwine; 2 sons, Meredith M. Redwine, Jackson, state highway supervisor, and John S. Redwine, Jr., Kalamazoo, 4 daughters, Mrs. H. June Jett, Misses May, Martha Lee and Jean Redwine all of Jackson and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

REED, John
John Reed, 56, colored, former Louisa barber, died Jun 18 at LaGrange, KY and the body was returned here for interment. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Louisa A. M. Church, South and interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery. He was a son of Pauline Harris Reed and the late Sam Reed. Surviving besides his mother are 2 daughters,  Bessie and Pauline Reed, of Louisa, 2 sons, John B. Reed, Huntington, WV and Van B. Reed of Lakeland, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Justice and Mrs. Fred Ewing, both of Columbus, OH, and one brother, Cecil Reed of Pikeville, KY. His wife, Georgia Allison Reed, died a number of years ago. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

ROBINSON, Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Robinson, 79, died Monday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Taylor Watts, in Kenova. Funeral was held in Ceredo Wednesday and interment was made in the Watts Cemetery at Genoa. Survivors include one brother, Strother Selby of Genoa and 2 nieces, Mrs. Watts and Mrs. C. B. Purdue of Ceredo. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

SKEENS, Iris Lyn
Iris Lynn Skeens, 14 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Skeens of the Horseford section, died Tuesday morning after an illness of whooping cough complicated by pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Fallsburg. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

STAPLETON, Tealie (McCoy)
1900-1938
Mrs. Tealie McCloy Stapleton, of Beaver, OH, died on Wednesday of last week in a Portsmouth hospital. Deceased was the wife of Mason Stapleton and a sister of Jack McCoy of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

STEWART, James W.
James W. Stewart, 76, former jailer of Greenup County, and a native of Lawrence County, died Tuesday at his home in Greenup after a lingering illness. Mr. Stewart moved from Lawrence County to Greenup 31 years ago and in 1914 was elected jailer and served 4 years. Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Stewart, 6 daughters, Mrs. Stratton and Mrs. Rose Coffee of Portsmouth, Mrs. Charity Long of Detroit, and, Mrs. Rebecca Thompson of Columbus and Mrs. Eva Griffith and Mrs. Sarah Hicks, both of Al???, KY, 2 sons, Arthur and Henry, a former state representative, both of Greenup, 2 brothers, Clell of Burbin, KY and Marion of Kenova, WV and a sister, Mrs. Nancy Ball of Detroit. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 3, 1938

WHEELER, Pharoah
WHEELER, Henry E.
Pharoah Wheeler, 34, of Houckville, riding on a half-ton truck with a casket to claim the body of his father, Henry E. Wheeler, 64, who died Friday night at the county infirmary was killed almost instantly about 3:30 last Saturday afternoon when a larger truck bearing the casket as its driver made a left-hand turn into the lane to the infirmary at Busseyville. James Frasher, 40, of the Rich Creek section, driver of the larger truck, was charged with manslaughter after an inquest held here Saturday evening. Wheeler and a young brother, George Wheeler, 28, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Flurnoy Boggs, left Louisa early Saturday afternoon with a casket for their father in John Houck’s truck which was driven by Nelson Thompson. As Thompson made a left-hand turn into the lane at the infirmary, Frasher’s truck, which was following, struck the Houck truck and knocked it across a ditch into a field. The Wheeler brothers, were seated on the casket when the collision occurred. Pharoah was thrown about 40 feet by the impact and died almost instantly of a crushed chest and head injuries. None of the others in the truck was injured seriously. Riding in the Frasher truck were Lee Adams, Silas Frasher and Glen Ferrell, all of Ellen, and Elbert Carter and John Robertson, of Adams. None was hurt seriously. Following an inquest conducted at the Curtright Funeral home here by Justice of the Peace Joe Cyrus, a warrant was issued charging James Frasher with manslaughter. He waived examination and was released under bon of $2,000. George Wheeler, Boggs and others came back to Louisa and late Saturday evening took another casket and Pharoah Wheeler’s body to Houckville. Double funeral rites were conducted at Houckville Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. James Church officiating and the bodies of the father and son were interred in one grave. The elder Wheeler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tennie Prince Wheeler, one son, George Wheeler, Houckville, one sister, Mrs. Bud Wheeler, of Pikeville, KY, and 2 brothers, Everett Wheeler, Pikeville, KY and Lunda Wheeler, Pritan, WV. The young Wheeler was not married and is survived by his mother and one brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 10, 1938

WHITE, Bertha Mary Belle
Miss Bertha Mary Belle White, 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keen White, of Louisa, route 4, died Tuesday afternoon at the White home on East Fork after an illness of 4 years. Funeral will be conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Ellis, of Catlettsburg route 1, officiating and interment will be made in the White Cemetery. Besides the parents, she is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Willard Seitz, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Felix Tackett, Jeffersonville, KY, Mrs. Connie Thompson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. John Hutchinson, Louisa route 4 and Miss Viola White, at home and 7 brothers, Damer White, Columbus, OH and Clarence, Charles, Lindsey, Everette, Lawrence and Carl, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 24, 1938

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ALLISON, Richard
Richard Allison, 43, colored, a native of Louisa, died shortly after midnight last Saturday night at his home in Catlettsburg. Death followed an illness of several months. He was proprietor of a Negro restaurant on Front Street in Catlettsburg. Funeral was conducted at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg Tuesday with the Rev. George Kinney, pastor of the Catlettsburg A.M.E. Church officiating. The body was returned to Louisa and interred in the Wallace Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

ARRINGTON
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Arrington, of Ashland, died last Thursday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral was conducted Friday and interment made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are 3 brothers, and the grandparents, Walter Arrington of Cordell, this county and Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Castle of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

BUCKINGHAM, Nola (Teass)
Mrs. John E. Buckingham, 64, wife of the state treasurer, died last Saturday at the Buckingham home in Frankfort 3 weeks after suffering a stroke. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at Ashland from the home of a sister, Mrs. W. R. Gambill with Bishop U.V. Darlington, bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, officiating. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Buckingham was born and reared 4 miles west of Paintsville. She had resided in Ashland for many years, moving to Frankfort when Mr. Buckingham was elected state treasurer. Surviving are the husband, John E. Buckingham; 3 daughters, Mrs. J.W. Burns and Miss Martha Alice Buckingham of Ashland and Mrs. Troy E. Browning of Frankfort, a brother, John Teass of Paintsville, a half sister, Mrs. Gambill and 2 half brothers, Harry Davis of Paintsville and Walter Davis of Phoenix, AZ. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

CASTLE, Mitchel Denver
Mitchel Denver Castle, 18, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday shortly before noon of a bullet wound in his chest inflicted accidentally Monday while he was target practicing with a .22 pistol at Richardson. Castle, it is reported, shot himself accidentally Monday afternoon about 5 when the pistol discharged as he was twirling it with his forefinger through the trigger guard. The bullet entered his right chest and lodged near a vertebra in his back. He was rushed to a hospital here immediately. Castle was a son of Cobert and Norman Davis Castle, of Russell, who have been spending the summer at Richardson with relatives. Funeral arrangements were not complete at the time The News wet to press but relatives said interment would be made at Richardson. Besides the parents, he is survived by a brother, Cecil, at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B Davis, and Mrs. Arvella Castle, all of Richardson. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

COOKSEY, Lindsey M.
Lindsey M. “Link” Cooksey, 63, merchant and farmer died Friday at 6:15 at the Cooksey home at Fallsburg after an illness of two years. Funeral service was conducted Monday morning at 10:30 from the I.O.O.F. Hall in Fallsburg with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. The Louisa Masonic Lodge , of which he was a member, conducted their ritual at the service. Deceased was a son of the late John and Anna Roberts Cooksey and was born and reared in this county. Following the death of his first wife, Mrs. Leola Presley Cooksey 12 years ago, Mr. Cooksey married Flora Scarberry, who survives. He was a member of the Christian Church, a member of the Louisa Masonic Lodge and of the Fallsburg I.O.O.F. Lodge. Mr. Cooksey owned and operated a farm near Fallsburg and for the past 2 years had operated a general merchandise store in the village of Fallsburg. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mr. Clyde Martin of Fallsburg; 3 stepsons, Mont, James and Millard E. Walker of Catlettsburg; 5 sisters, Mrs. Sam Kinstler, Kenova, WV, Mrs. William Skeens, Fallsburg, Mrs. Howard Riffe, Van Lear, KY, Mrs. Tom Worley and Mrs. John Jordan of Peebles, OH and 4 brothers, James, Bert and John Cooksey, all of Fallsburg and Frank Cooksey of Garrett, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

COPLEY, Margaret Roselia (Roberts)
Mrs. Margaret Roselia Copley, 58, widow of the late William Albert Copley of Potter, died last Friday afternoon at the Copley home at Potter after an illness of seven weeks of heart trouble. Deceased was a daughter of John W. Roberts of London, OH and the late Lucy Eden Roberts. Her husband died in 1919. the resided in Louisa before removing to Potter a number of years ago. Short funeral service was conducted at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa Saturday morning and the body was taken to London, OH, Saturday afternoon for funeral and interment there Monday. The Rev. C. F. Froderman, pastor of the Louisa M.E. Church of which the deceased was a member, officiated at the brief rites here Saturday morning. A quartette from Potter composed of Misses Augustine Jones, Alberta Copley and Blanch Jones and Mr. Milton McGuire, sang “Jesus Hold My Hand”. Funeral was conducted at London, OH Monday afternoon at the home of a son, W. G. Copley. Rev. Curtis E. Shields, of London, officiated. Mrs. Copley had long been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Besides her father she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. J.B. Snyder, Miss Lucy Mae Copley and Miss Mary Edna Copley, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Harold Foody of Louisa route 4, one son, W. G. Copley, of Ohio; 4 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Manning and Mrs. Effie Roberts, both of London, OH and Mrs. H. F. McNeal of Toledo, OH and Mrs. Scott Hughes of Springfield, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 1, 1938

COPLEY, Quinton
Quinton Copley, 59 years old, died at his home at Goodman, WV near Williamson, Jun 25. Mr. Copley was the son of the late W. M. D. Copley and is survived by the following brother and sisters, W. R. Copley of Chatteroy, Lena Copley of Nolan, Logan Copley of Chatteroy, Mrs. Ped Davis of Goodman, T. A. Mitchell, Henry and Harmon Copley, all of Webb; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtie New of near Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ballard Copley of Webb. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

CORNES, Ance Thomas
Ance Thomas Cornes, 20 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Cornes of Crum, WV, died Jul 3 at the home of his parents. He is survived by the parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cornes and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wiley of Whitehouse, KY; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Damron and Joshua Damron of Catlettsburg, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Adkins of Prichard; 19 uncles and aunts. Burial was made in the Evans Cemetery at Crum, with Rev. T. J. Hensley and Rev. Joe Miller in charge. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

CORNWELL, John
John Cornwell, 50, a former resident of the Zelda section, died Tuesday of last week in Portsmouth where he was employed by the Wheeling Steel Company. Funeral and interment took place at New Boston. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Tillie Woods Cornwell, 4 brothers, Floyd of Columbus, Ulrich of New Boston, Ross of Catlettsburg and Theodore of Ohio and 2 sisters, Mrs. Melissa Black of Catlettsburg, route 1 and Mrs. Bitha Carvey of Portsmouth, route 1. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

COX, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Cox, 70, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Coney Fraley at Noris after an illness of 10 days of complications incident to advanced age. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 at the Fraley family cemetery on the left fork of Little Blaine with the Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating. Mrs. Cox had been a member of the Baptist Church of the Forks of Hurricane, WV for 55 years. Besides Mrs. Fraley she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Travis of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 8, 1938

DEREFIELD, Mary
Mrs. Mary Derefield, 78, widow of the late Labe Derefield, died last Thursday at the home of a daughter in Ashland. She was a daughter of the late John and Emma Tinsley Barnett and was a brother of William Barnett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 8, 1938

ERWIN, John
John Erwin, 74, for many years a resident of the Two Mile section near Louisa died Jul 17 in the Stovall hospital in Grayson after a lingering illness. Mr. Erwin sold his farm on Two Mile last year and removed to his native county of Carter. He became ill shortly after moving there and never recovered. Funeral was conducted Jul 18 at the home of a brother, Milton Erwin at Bethel with the Rev. Andy Kiser officiating, and interment was made at Bethel, Carter County. He is survived by a son, Stanley Erwin of Zebulon, KY, a daughter, Mrs. Euna E. Hupp of Wheeling, WV; 2 brothers, C. M. Erwin, Olive Hill, KY, and Albert Erwin, Garrison, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Calvin Stamper and Mrs. Henry Davis, Olive Hill. He was born at Smoky, Carter County, a son of the late Henderson M. and Elizabeth Ramey Erwin. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

FRALEY, John Milton
John Milton Fraley, 74, prominent teacher and a native of Bruin, Elliott County, died on Friday, Jul 3 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pat Johnson. He taught school in Morehead 29 years and was postmaster at Farmers for 14 years. Funeral and burial took place at Burke, KY.  Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

GREENE, Nan
Mrs. Nan Greene, wife of Beldon Green of Green, KY, died Friday morning at her home. She leaves husband, 2 sons, Alva of Portsmouth, OH and Ernest of Green, KY and one daughter, Mrs. Eliott Brown of Dew Drop, KY; Mrs. Green had been sick over a year with cancer and before her death left a beautiful testimony of the beautiful home beyond the grave that she was going to. Funeral was conducted from the home of her son, Ernest Green Saturday morning by Rev. Estes and Vernon Dickerson. Burial in Rose Cemetery near. Our sympathy goes to the family. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

HODGE, Caroline
Mrs. Caroline Hodge, of Kenova, formerly of Hubbardstown, WV died in a Huntington hospital Jul 5, after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, Casil? Hodge; 3 daughters, Ethel, Drusella and Dorothy Delores Hodge and 6 sons, Elmer, Walton, Harmon, Herbert, Basil and Claudie Hodge. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at the Hubbardstown Church, with burial in the Lincoln cemetery there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

JOHNSON, Frank A.
Frank A. Johnson, 65, of Lexington, receiver at One Kentucky House of Reform and a native of Louisa, died on Wednesday of lat week in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after a week’s illness. He was born at Louisa, a son of the late George F. and Zara Vinson Johnson and had resided here most of his life. Since early in 1937 he had served as receiver at the Kentucky House of Reform for a number of years. Mr. Johnson was bookkeeper for Dixon & Moore Wholesale Grocery Company of Louisa and later was associated with R. L. Vinson as bookkeeper for the Louisa Produce Company. He served for two years as superintendent of the Kentucky House of Reform under a previous administration.   He was a brother of the late Col. W. O. Johnson for whom the Louisa Post American Legion was named. Funeral for Mr. Johnson was conducted at the Johnson home in Lexington last Thursday afternoon with the Rev. T. C. Ecton, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating, and interment was made in the Lexington Cemetery. Pall bearers at the rates were State Auditor Ernest E. Shannon, Atty L. O. Thompson, S. K. Holland, Otto Sherrard, Frank M. James and W. E. Kouns. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Martin Johnson, a daughter by a former marriage, Miss Eugenia Johnson and 2 brothers, J. J. Johnson, assistant state auditor of Frankfort and Prof. J. R. Johnson, a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky. Mr. Johnson’s first wife, Miss Inez Meek, of this county and his second wife, was Miss Beatrice James of Sylvia, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday Jul 1, 1938

JUSTICE, Minnie (Blankenship)
Mrs. Minnie Blankenship Justice, 68, wife of William Justice, and a widely known Louisa business woman, died Thursday night of last week in a Huntington hospital where she had been a patient for more than a month. She had been in failing health for 2 years and last summer submitted to an operation in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mrs. Justice was a daughter of the late William and Grizella Motley Blankenship, early settlers of Eastern Kentucky. She was born in Pike County, KY but moved with her parents to this county at an early age. Mrs. Justice owned and operated the Justice Department Store and the Louisa Inn here and owned considerable real estate. She had operated the department store for more than 40 years and the Louisa Inn for 25 years. She was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South and of the Louisa chapter Order of the Eastern Star. A large crowd attended the funeral, which was conducted Sunday afternoon from the home at the Louisa Inn here. Rev. A. M. Martin, one time pastor of the Louisa M. E. church, South, preached the funeral sermon, and Rev. S. W. Funk, pastor of the Louisa M. E. church, South, gave a brief biography, the scripture reading and prayer. Three hymns, “Abide With ME’, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “ Near the Cross” were rendered by a choir composed of  a choir composed of Mrs. James B. Hughes, Mrs. L. Byron Young, Mrs. Sadie Wooten see, Mrs. James Woods,  Mrs. F. P. Grant, and Mrs. Kizzie Burns Lindsey, with Mr. F. F. Grant accompanying at the piano. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The Louisa chapter Order of the Eastern Star conducted their ritual at the committal service on Pine Hill. She is survived by the husband, W. M. Justice, a son, W. S. Justice, commander of the W.O. Johnson Post American Legion of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. L. B. Crimpton of Louisa, Mrs. M. Childress and Mrs. Alice Schumauch, both of Huntington, WV, 2 brothers, Raish Blankenship of Louisa and Arthur Blankenship of Yatesville. Pallbearers were Active: J. B. Kinstler, J. S. Hinkle, Ed Land, E. E. Adams, J. B. Hughes and Mike Conley; Honorary: C. O. McDougle, Ray Justice, C. A. Lycan, E. W. Kinner, G. R. Vinson, Dr. A. W. Bromleuy, A. O. Carter, G. J. Carter, C. D. Waldeck, Ed E. Cunningham, G. R. Burgess, Augustus Snyder, C. F. Osborn, B. J. Chaffin, William Fulkerson, H. r. Alexander, J. N. Marcum, Sr. and R. L. Vinson. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

LAMBERT, A. B.
A. B. Lambert, 60, a native of the East Fork section, died last Friday at his home in Smithers, WV. Mr. Lambert moved to Smithers from East Fork 30 years ago. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Sexton, Johnsonville, OH and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Clayuty, IN
2 brothers, Earl Lambert of Smithers and Paul Lambert of Ashland and 2 half brothers, B. C. Lambert of Bolts Fork, Boyd County, KY and Allen Lambert of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

MCCOY, Pleasant P.
The body of Pleasant P. McCoy, 94, prominent Lawrence County farmer who died at his home at Cherokee last Jan 15, was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home here Wednesday morning an taken to Thomas, Floyd County and interred in the McCoy family cemetery. Funeral and interment were deferred last January because of inclement weather and bad road conditions at the time and because a son, Attorney Hayes McCoy of Oklahoma, was unable because of ill health to return to Kentucky for the rites. The body had been held at the Curtright Funeral Home here since his death 6 months ago. The body lay in state at the funeral home here Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week where it was viewed by a number of relatives and friends. On Wednesday morning at 7 the body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to Pikeville where relatives and friends joined the funeral party and proceeded to Thomas, KY for the rites and interment at 1:30. Mr. McCoy was born in Floyd County, , a son of William and Sarah James McCoy. Early in life he removed to Martin County and for 30 years was postmaster and a merchant at Pleasant, KY. He purchased a farm on Cherokee in this county 25 years ago and had resided there until his death. He was a member of the United Baptist church. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Blackburn, Cherokee, KY, 4 sons, Attorney W. R. “Buddy” McCoy, Inez, KY, Attorney Hayes McCoy, Bartietsville, OK, C. w. McCoy, Dicasey, KY, and George W. McCoy, Jenkins, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Fraley, Lexington, KY and Mrs. Miranda C. McCoy, Cassie, WV and one brother, Sam D. McCoy, Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

NEW, Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple New, nine months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Luther New died at her home in Logan,  WV on Jul 8th and the body was brought back to Torchlight, this county and interment was made in the new graveyard there on Saturday, Jul 9th. A short funeral service was conducted at the grave by Rev. Vess Ball. She leaves, besides her parents, one sister, Almedia; 2 brothers, Raymond and Howard, all at home and several relatives.  Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

NEWMAN, Eva Delores Newman, 4 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Newman of Georges Creek, died early Monday morning after an illness of 4 days. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Newman family cemetery at Fed, Floyd County. Besides the parents, the child is survived by 2 brothers, Howard and Bernard, at home and one sister, Adrian Ann, also at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Newman of Point Pleasant, WV and Mr. Robert Martin of Kite, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

PERTEE, James
James Pertee, 20 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pertee, died at the home at Crum, WV, Jul 3 of spinal meningitis. He is survived by the parents and the following brother and sisters, Madalon, Bertha, Helen, Junior, Juanita and Nary; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Pertee and Mrs. Polly Chaffins. Burial was made in the Albert Marcum Cemetery on Bull Creek with Revs. Joe Miller and Tom Hensley in charge. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

QUEEN, Henry M.
1859-1938
Henry M. Queen, 79, prominent in Carter and Lawrence Counties, and resident of Ashland for the last 16 years, died Saturday morning at 7 after an illness of 17 days. Death came at his home, 1309 Maryland Court, Ashland. Mr. Queen was born in Boyd County, Jan 11, 1859,  a son of John Queen of Virginia and Sarah Jane Lambert of Ohio. Mr. Queen was married to Amanda Webb on May 22, 1881, at Glenwood, Lawrence County. For the past 58 years he had been an active and devoted member of the Baptist Church and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Deacons of the Pollard Baptist Church here. Funeral services were held at the Pollard Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 4:30 with Rev. W. K. wood, assisted by Rev. Garis T. Long and Rev. W. C. Pierce, officiating. Interment in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Pallbearers were Charles Farson, Ed Donta, Dr. A. M. davis, Emory Wheeler, James Brickey and John Savage. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Board of Deacons of the Pollard Baptist Church and the member of his Sunday School Class. Surviving are his widow, one son, J. B. Queen of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. C. T. Stanley of Ashland, Mrs. H. L. Barrett of Raleigh, NC, and Mrs. W. r. Barrett of  Florence, SC, 3 brothers, W. S. queen of Glenwood, KY, A. c. queen and T. L. Queen, both of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. John J. Webb, Ashland and 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

RICE, Myrtle
Mrs. Myrtle Rice, wife of  ??? Rice of Burke, KY died Saturday morning after a lingering illness. She leaves besides husband, several children, brothers and sisters and parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Waggoner. The funeral was conducted from the home by Rev. W. Maggard and Fred Smith Sunday afternoon. Our sympathies are extended to the family. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

ROBERTSON, Eldridge F.
Eldridge F. Robertson, 40, of Williamson, WV, head lineman for the Appalachian Electric Power Company died Wednesday in a physician’s office at Kermit an hour after being injured when struck by a rock after a blast in a WPA rock quarry at Kermit. Advised of the nearby blast, Robertson and an assistant sought safety under a truck. Believing that the falling rocks might break a power line and cause electrocution, Robertson left his place of hiding under the truck and started running for another place of safely. He was hit by a falling rock. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

ROGERS, John Waldon
John Waldon Rogers, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Rogers, of Houckville, died Wednesday noon in a Louisa hospital following an operation submitted to 9 days earlier. Funeral will be conducted from the home of the parents at Houckville Thursday afternoon at 2 and interment will be made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a student at the Jess Young school at Houckville. He is survived by his parents, Forest and Ella Houck Rogers, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Houck and Mrs. Jennie Prince of Houckville; 3 sisters, Lolene, Lula and Mable, at home and 3 brothers, Arnold, Leo and Herbert Rogers, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 8, 1938

SALMONS, William
William Salmons, 40, blacksmith, and a native of Wayne County, WV, died Monday at his home in Williamson after a long illness of tuberculosis. He was a son of Edward and Nancy Salmons. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

SALYER, Lee
Salyersville, KY, Jul 7—(From Salyersville Independent)—Lee Salyer, about 40, of Oakley Creek, was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when the store building of Hargis Salyer, a cousin, which he was helping to raise, collapsed. Crate Holbrook, the other workman on the job, was painfully but not seriously injured. The two men were raising the store building which had been completed past the store and had lifted it partway by the use of jacks, when the entire structure slipped from the jacks, crushing Salyer and injuring Holbrook. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 15, 1938

SHORTRIDGE, Junior
Junior Shortridge, 1 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Shortridge of Glenwood, died in a Louisa hospital last Friday afternoon. Funeral and interment were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Shortridge family cemetery on East Fork. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

TACKETT, Frances Bureta
Frances Bureta Tackett, 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tackett of Fallsburg, died Sunday morning at 10. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Newcomb chapel with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating and interment was made in the Harmon Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are 2 sisters, Deretha and Delores and 8 brothers, Turner, Taylor, Tillman, Talmadge, John and George, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

THOMPSON, Linzy
Fort Gay, WV, Jul 21, Linzy Thompson, 86, well known citizen of Wayne County, WV, died Monday shortly after noon at his home on the Fort Gay-Wayne Road, five miles west of Fort Gay. He had been ill only about a week of heart trouble. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home with the Rev. Henry Mullens of Wayne, officiating and interment was made in the Thompson family cemetery. The Vinson Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay conducted their ritual at the services. Mr. Thompson was a son of late Minville and Rebecca Crabtree Thompson who came to Wayne County from Virginia. He was a member of the M. E. Church and of the Vinson Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Webb of Huntington, WV and a son, Mat Thompson well known Fort Gay merchant. His wife, Mrs. Mary Frances Thompson died last April. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

TIPTON, Seymore
Seymore Tipton, 18, son of Mr. Verlie Tipton Kirk of Inez, was drowned while swimming in Rockcastle Creek last Thursday while the creek was a flood stage. His body had not been recovered early this week. Friends said Tipton and others were riding logs in the turbulent stream which was extremely high and swift that day from recent heavy rains. A neighbor heard him call for help and plunged into the stream to rescue him but was prevented from reaching him by debris and the swift current. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 22, 1938

VANOVER, Wayne
Wayne Vanover, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Vanover of East Fork, Boyd County, was drowned last Thursday afternoon when he stepped into deep water in rain-swollen East Fork Creek. With him when the tragedy occurred were his sister, Belva and a young brother, none of whom could swim. The body was recovered by a searching party after dragging the stream for 3 hours. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

VERMILLION, Frank
Frank Vermillion, son of the late Lafe Vermillion who served as mine foreman at Torchlight many years ago, was killed Jul 19 while cutting coal in the mines at Elk Ridge, WV. He was a son in law of Mrs. Henry Pack of Torchlight. His wife was the former Miss Mary Abshire, daughter of the late James Abshire and Mrs. Della Abshire Pack. He is survived by his wife and an number of children. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

WARD, Sadie (Blevins)
1894-1938
Mrs. Sadie Ward, age 43, of Offutt, died Thursday morning of last week at the Paintsville Clinic. Funeral services were held Saturday at her home. Besides a host of friends and relatives she is survived by her husband, J. P. Ward and ten children, Walter Ward, Wayland, KY, Mrs. Rose Timons, Dayton, OH, Dimple Irene Ward, Dayton, OH, John H. Ward, Richmondale, OH, James Clarence, Edgel, Bas, Ivel and Stevana Ward, all of Offutt. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 29, 1938

WELLMAN, Noah
1856-1938
Noah Wellman, 82, one of the county’ substantial farmers and merchants died Jun 28 at his home on Blaine at the mouth of Brushey after an illness since suffering a stroke about 2 years ago. Deceased was the son of the late Frank and Rebecca Kelly Wellman and was born and reared in this county. He had long been a member of the Christian Church. For many years Mr. Wellman was postmaster at the old Prosperity post office at the mouth of Brushey on Blaine and conducted a general merchandise store and water mill there. Funeral was conducted at the home last Thursday with the Rev. Charles W. Moore, of Adams, officiating, and interment was made in the Wellman family cemetery. Mr. Wellman is survived by one son, L. F. Wellman of Louisa, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Nannie Grubb and Mrs. Ethel Gussler, both of Adams. His wife died about a year ago. Besides his wife, his parents, a son, Green Wellman and all his brothers and sisters have preceded him in death. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Wellman had resided with a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Gussler. Big Sandy news, Friday, Jul 8, 1938

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AUSTIN, John
John Austin, 78, a native of this county, who has resided at Ethel, Logan County, WV for some time died in Logan, WV hospital last Friday. The body was returned to this county and taken to Noris where funeral rites were conducted Sunday and interment made in the family cemetery. He was a brother of Ned Austin and Mrs. C. E. Griffith of Charley. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 19, 1938

AUXIER, James W.
James W. Auxier, 72, president of the Paintsville Grocery Company, the First National Bank of Paintsville and the Paintsville Hospital Company, died Monday of a heart attack. Born at Auxier, Floyd County, KY, Mr. Auxier attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and Kentucky, Wesleyan College at Winchester and then taught school I Floyd County. Later he operated as tore at Auxier and became interested in the timber business on Johns Creek. Later he went to Paintsville and organized the Paintsville Grocery Company and became associated in the First National Bank and was president of both at the time of his death. During the construction of the Mayo Memorial Church and the Paintsville Hospital, Mr. Auxier served as building supervisor and treasurer. He was trustee of the John C. C. Mayo Memorial Church. Being prominent in lodge affairs as I civic affairs, Mr. Auxier was a leading member of the Masonic Lodge at Paintsville. He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge of East Point, Floyd County, KY, and a charter member of the Paintsville Rotary Club. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Mayo Memorial M. E. Church, South in Paintsville with Dr. H G. Sowards, of Huntington and Rev. W. I. Canter, pastor of the church, officiating. Surviving are his grieving widow, and four daughters, Mrs. Fannie Archer, Mrs. Margaret Hager, Mrs. Harry Laviers and Mrs. J. Gainey Newman, all of Paintsville, KY. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Beverly may and Mrs. Alex Spradlin both of Prestonsburg, Big  Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

BOYES, Gussie (Crabtree)
Fort Gay, WV, Aug 17—Mrs. Gussie Crabtree Boyes, 51, widow of the late Emmit Boyes of Fort Gay route 2, died early Sunday morning at her home on Mill Creek, near here after an illness of a few days. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the Mill Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. B. F. Curnutte officiating and interment was made under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Boyes had been a member of the Mill Creek Church since 1915. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Adolph Lakin and Mrs. Golden Lloyd both of Fort Gay, route 2, and Miss Ellen Virginia Boyes at home, 4 sons, Haskel, George, Vinson and Alfred Boyes, all at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. T. R. Ratliff of Fort Gay, Mrs. Emma Bass, of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. W. B. Hoosier of Fort Gay; and 3 brothers, Strother Crabtree, Holden, WV, Rev. Carmi Crabtree, of Fort Gay, route 1, and Postmaster Chauncey R. Crabtree, of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1938

BURGESS, Era (Garrett)
1860-1938
Mrs. Era Garrett Burgess, 78 years old, wife of J. B. Burgess, of near Wayne, WV died suddenly at 7:45 Thursday morning in the home where she was born at Ardel. Mrs. Burgess was prominent in religious, educational and civic affairs in her community and county for nearly half a century. She taught school for 28 years, served as Sunday school teacher and official for approximately 60 years in the Mount Vernon M.E. church of which she was a member and was formerly chairman of the county Red Cross chapter. She was a member of the first county high school board for several years and president of the first Wayne Woman’s Club, which she helped organize. The neighborhood looked to her for counsel and advice and she was active in charity work and in all community undertakings to which she willingly gave her time and effort. She was born on May 27, 1860. Her parents were Morgan Garrett and Alazana McClure Garrett. She received her early education in the public schools of Wayne County and the A.B. degree from Millersburg Female College at Millersburg, KY. She was married to Mr. Burgess on Dec 1885, 53 years ago. Mr. Burgess, in addition to her many community and civic activities, assisted her husband in operating a merchandise store near their home for 28 years.  She was the mother of Mrs. Shirley Ferguson, wife of Judge Ferguson, Attorney W. Earl Burgess and George Burgess, all prominent citizens of Wayne. She was a woman of culture and much personal charm, and endeared herself to residents of the neighborhood by her many services in their behalf. She became converted and joined the church at the age of twelve, and remained steadfast and loyal in her religious beliefs. Her death was a shock to all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 with Rev. L. F. Hayden, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. C. D. Harsh, of Wayne, Burial in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, the 3 children and 4 grandchildren, namely, C. W. Ferguson and Dorothy Ferguson, Virginia Lee Burgess and Malinda Ann Burgess. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 12, 1938

COPLEY, William C.
William C. Copley, 31, died last Friday in a hospital at Spencer, WV and the body was returned to Wayne County for interment in the Plymale Cemetery near Prichard. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

DEBOARD, Lewis
Lewis Deboard, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Borders Deboard of Lowmansville, died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital after becoming suddenly ill with acute indigestion Saturday. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the Lowmansville Holiness Church with the Rev. Henry Griffith officiating. Deceased was unmarried. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 19, 1938

FERGUSON, Charles C.
Charles C. Ferguson, 49, pharmacist, died at his home in Louisa Tuesday evening at 6 after an illness of 2 days of complications. Mr. Ferguson was employed as a pharmacist in a drug store at Smithers, WV and had been at home 2 weeks before his death. Since graduating from a school of pharmacy, Mr. Ferguson had worked at many places in the Tri-State and Big Sandy sections. Funeral was conducted in the Louisa Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager officiating and interment was made in the Robinson family cemetery on Mill Creek, three miles from Fort Gay, WV. The W. O. Johnson Post American Legions of Louisa conducted their ritual at the interment. Deceased is a son of Mrs. Eliza Robinson Ferguson of Mill Creek, WV and the late Monroe Ferguson.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Noble Ferguson, one daughter, Miss Nancy Ellen Ferguson, at home; 2 sons, Charles and Carroll Ferguson, at home; one sister, Miss Norma Ferguson, Fort Gay, route 1, and 3 brothers, Lindsey and Newell Ferguson of Louisa and Reynolds Ferguson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 12, 1938

 

GODBY, Dr. Edwin M.
Dr. Edwin M. Godby, 46, former Huntington dentist, a member of the famous Lost Battalion of the A E. F. in France during the World War, was found dead, a bullet wound through his head, in the bathroom of a Huntington hotel room yesterday. Dr. F. X. Schuller, Cabell County coroner, returned a verdict of suicide. Dr. Schuller said that the motive for the suicide apparently was grief Dr. Godby felt over estrangement from his wife, Mrs. Geneva Godby. They were divorced several months ago. Dr. Godby attended Marshall College and West Virginia Wesleyan College and obtained his degree an dental surgeon from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. For several years Dr. Godby practiced dentistry in Huntington,??? , he was a dentist in Richmond, VA, Norfolk, VA, Washington, PA, and Clarksburg. His father, Captain Godby, widely known in river circles of the Ohio Valley, died last Jun 14 at the age of 71. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

 

GREEN, William Thomas
1891-1938
William Thomas Green, 46, died at his home at Webbville, last Friday. He was born Nov 16, 1891, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Green. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Wright Green, one daughter, Mrs. Manson F. Adams, at home; one granddaughter, Jolene Yoak Green, 3 brothers, Everett Green of Willard, Beecher Green and Herbert Green of Webbville and 4 sisters, Mrs. Nora Pennington of Webbville, Mrs. Rosa Reeves, of Lyndon, OH, Mrs. Mollie Wright, of Willard, KY and Mrs. Moye Gallihue of Rossmore, WV and a host of other relatives and friends. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug12, 1938

HOLBROOK, Child
A small child of Mr. and Mrs. Heber Holbrook, of Holden, WV who died on Wednesday of last week, was brought to this county on Thursday of last week for interment in the Riffe Cemetery near Yatesville. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Roud Shaw, pastor of the Louisa Christian Church and the service was held in the grove near the home of Denver Holbrook. Big Sandy news, Aug 19, 1938

KNODE, J. H.
J.H. Knode, 83, died at his home at Pulaski, VA Thursday at 1:30 p.. after being ill almost 4 months. He was the father of Jesse Knode of Fort Gay and leaves a number a number of friends and acquaintances at Fort Gay and Louisa, having visited here twice last summer and once each of several preceding years. Mr. Knode was a devout Christian for a number of years. His wife, Julia Reed Knode, preceded him in death in 1933 and a daughter, Miss Tavie Knode, passed away in 1932. Besides Jesse, he leaves 3 other sons, Sindey and Fall Mills, VA and Arole and Walter both of Pulaski, 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. funeral services were held Saturday and interment made in the Thorn Springs Cemetery near Pulaski, VA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 19, 1938

MAGILL, Newt
Newt Magill, a brother of Reece Magill, Salyersville merchant, died last week in a hospital near his home at Hutchinson, Kansas. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 12, 1938

MARCUM, Boyd
Boyd Marcum, of Fort Gay, died Aug 7 in a Huntington hospital. He was the son of Jacob Marcum of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday of last week, with burial in Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 19, 1938

MAYNARD, Rhoda (Davis)
Mrs. Rhoda Davis Maynard, 80, widow of the late Millard F. Maynard of Clifford, died early Thursday morning at the home at Clifford 2 weeks after suffering a paralytic stroke.  Funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at the home with the Rev. Rush Frazier of Clifford, officiating. She was a devoted member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Maynard was born and reared at Naugatuck, WV but moved to Clifford with her family 20 years ago. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Davis, of Naugatuck and 3 brothers, John and William Davis of Naugatuck and Harve Davis of Columbus, OH, Mrs. M.C. Sammons of Louisa route 2, is a step daughter. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 26, 1938

MILENDER, Irene (Fowble)
Mrs. Irene Fowble Millender, wife of State Senator C. Frank Millender, of Wayne, WV, died Saturday at the Millender home in Wayne after an illness of several months. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Millender was 69 years old. She was formerly Irene Fowble and was born at Fowbleburg, MD. He is survived by her husband, 2 sisters,  Mrs. Joe Ma??? of Mamarwieck, NY and Mrs. Dorothy Dowey??? Of Fowblesburg, 3 sons, Alfred Millender of Spencer, Joe Millender of St. Nichola, South American, and Russell Millender of Wayne, and 4 daughters, Mrs. W. H. Price of Chatteroy, Mrs. C. R. Montgomery of Columbus, OH, Miss Irene Millender, of New York City, and Mrs. Richard Yokum of Lima, OH.   Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

O’ROURK, Dr. G. B.
1861-1938
Dr. G. B. O’Rourk, 77, a native of this county, who practiced medicine at Grayson for many years, died on Wednesday of last week at his summer cottage on Black Lake, Onaway, MI. Dr. O’Rourk was born in the Smokey Valley section near Louisa, Feb 18, 1861, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James O’Rourk. His mother was a Muncy. He attended school here and later taught school in this county a few years, teaching at Lick Creek in the year 1884 and later studied medicine in the Louisville Medical College. He commenced practicing in Grayson in 1894. He practiced in Portsmouth, OH, a few years ago in an association with Dr. H. C. O’Rourk. His wife died in Portsmouth in 1931 and he returned to Grayson in 1933 and resumed his practice. He retired last June 1 and went to Michigan for his health. Dr. O’Rourk had been suffering from a heart ailment for several years. A heart attack cause his death. Fishing and golf were his favorite sports at his cottage, located on a lake nationally known for exceptional trout and pike fishing. His cottage also was located within five miles of the Onaway golf course and he played nine holes of golf with his son the week before he died. Dr. O’Rourk was a member of the Hempstead  Medical Academy of Portsmouth, a past president of the Medical society of Carter County, and a member of a number of Masonic bodies in Grayson. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. J. Stahl, Portsmouth, Mrs. Frank Peery of Lansing, MI, Mrs, Aline Hager of Cincinnati, Mrs. Clayton Hardy, Miss Louise O’Rourk and Graydon O’Rourk of Lansing and Dr. H. C . O’Rourk, Portsmouth. He also is survived by 3 brothers, Edward of Palmetta, FL, Skid of Orange, NJ and James O’Rourk of Fullerton. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 26, 1938

PRESTON, J. H.
1863-1938
J. Henry Preston, 75, retired contractor and for more than 30 years teacher of the Men’s Bible Class of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died in a local hospital on Thursday midnight of last week.  He had been in failing health for two years and had been seriously ill for seven weeks. Born in Paintsville September 27, 1863, Mr. Preston was a son of the late Lafayette and Ellen Wheeler Preston.  He moved to Louisa 48 years ago.  Mr. Preston for many years was an oil well drilling contractor, working in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.  He retired a number of years ago.  One of the county’s substantial citizens, Mr. Preston had been a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South here for more than 40 years.  For more than 30 years he taught the Men’s Bible Class at the local church, often led in prayer and occasionally conducted worship service at the church.  His first wife, Mrs. Nannie Hays Preston, died a number of years ago, and his second wife, Mrs. Julia Johnson Preston died in 1926. Funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon in the M. E. Church South, here with Dr. H. G. Sowards and Rev. F. S Pollitt, both of Huntington, and Rev. A. M. Martin, of Barboursville, WV, officiating.  Dr. Sowards and Rev. Martin are former pastors of the Louisa Church.  A large crowd attended the rites.  Interment was made in Pine Hill cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were: Forrest Preston, Cyrus Preston, Henry Stapleton, and George Ward, al of Paintsville, R. H. Witten, of Auxier, and John M. More, of Louisa.  Honorary pallbearers were: Mayor Dewey Isaac, Dr. A. W. Bromley, A. O. Carter, G. B. Carter, B. J. Chaffin, C. F. Osborn, L. S. Johnson, C. O. McDougle, R. C. Burton, W. F. Queen, G J. Carter, C. C. Ryan, John G. Burns, R. B. Spencer, Wiley Austin, Fred Springer, Wm. Justice, C. T. Stewart and L. D. Harrison.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Effie Fraley McGuire of Louisa, and Mrs. Edward L. Walters, Covington, KY, one granddaughter, Miss Julia Walters, Covington, KY. one sister, Mr. L. F. Stapleton, River, KY, seven half-brothers, Forest and Cyrus Preston, both of Paintsville, Ersel Preston, Jenkins, KY, Ed Preston, Lebanon, OH, and Tom, Guy and Eugene Preston, all of Wenatchee, WA; two half-sisters, Mrs. Kittie LaCount of Nez-Perce, IA, and Mrs. Dan Ward, of Washington, DC; and a number of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 12, 1938

RICKMAN, Nancy (Jordan)
Mrs. Nancy Jordan Rickman, 66, wife of Robert Rickman of Buchanan, died early Wednesday morning at the home after a long invalidism. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Buchanan Chapel M. E. Churchy, South, and interment was made there. Besides the husband, Mrs. Rickman is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Woods, of Zelda, Mrs. Mollie White of Huntington, and Miss Martha Richman at home and 6 sons, Tazwell Rickman and Frank Rickman of Catlettsburg, Robert Rickman, Jr. Scott Rickman and Floyd Rickman, all of Buchanan and Charles Rickman of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 19, 1938

ROSE, Myrtle (Robinett)
Mrs. Myrtle Robinett Rose, 43, wife of Mont Rose, Louisa grocer, died Sunday morning at the Rose home at Busseyville after an illness of nearly five years. Mrs. Rose had been seriously ill since January 1937 and for a time was a patient in a Huntington hospital. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Rose home at Busseyville with the Rev. Linzie Cyrus of Flatwoods, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery near Busseyville. Mrs. Rose was a daughter of Flem and Elizabeth Dooley Robinett, of Little Blaine and was born and reared there. Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by 4 brothers, John Robinett, of Chapman, Mart Robinett of Little Blaine, Lindsey Robinett of Adams, and Milt Robinett of Little Blaine and 3 sisters, Mrs. George Miller of Steubenville, OH, Mrs. Iva Adkins of Beaver Creek, Floyd County, and Miss Dovie Adams, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

ROSS, Minnie (Lambert)
Mrs. Minnie Lambert Ross, 66, widow of the late David J. Ross home in Ashland. Funeral was conducted at the Ross Chapel at Bolt’s Fork Sunday with Rev. G. P. Smith officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery there. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

SEE, Dora (Dawson)
Mrs. Dora Dawson See, 68, widow of the late W. D. See, and a native of Three Mile section of this county, died last Friday at her home in Kenova. The body was brought to Louisa and funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at the See Cemetery on The Point South of Louisa, with the Rev. Lambert officiating, and interment was made there. Mrs. See was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Dawson and was born and reared in the Three Mile section. Her husband, the late W D. See, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David See, also of Three Mile section. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Addis, Weeksburg, KY, Miss Herma See at home and Mrs. Esther Newman of Pasadena, CA; and 3 sons, Isaac, Zanesville, OH, Lawrence, Altoona, PA, and Frank See of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

SIMPSON, David Overton
David Overton Simpson, 66, father of M. Overton Simpson who was a member of the teaching staff of the Fort Gay High School, died last  Wednesday in a Huntington hospital. The elder Simpson was an engineer for the N & W Railway on the run from Williamson to Portsmouth and resided in Kenova. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

SPARKS, James
James Sparks, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sparks of the mouth of Brushy, died in a Louisa hospital Monday at noon of a shotgun wound accidentally inflicted last Saturday afternoon while he was squirrel hunting. Virgil Thompson, his brother in law, who lives in the same neighborhood, was hunting with Sparks when the tragedy occurred. Thompson said he was out of sight of Sparks when he heard a shot. A short time later he found Sparks beside a wire fence, both pant legs torn and his shotgun discharged. The shotgun charge had torn away part of his right arm and his right ear and had fractured his skull. He was rushed to a hospital here where he died Monday at 12:40 p.m. without regaining consciousness. It is believed the gun accidentally discharged while he ws crossing the fence. Funeral was conducted from the home of his parents Tuesday afternoon and interment made in the Wellman Cemetery. Besides the parents, he is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Virgil Thompson of Adams, Misses Gertrude, Reba, Mary Frances and Corenne, all at home and a half sister, Mrs. Raymond Potter of Catalpa and 4 brothers, Homer, Walter, Thomas and Harlan, all at home. The Sparks family formerly resided at Buchanan, moving to the Brushy section last year. Big sandy news, Friday Aug 26, 1938

SPEARS,, George W.
George W. Spears, 63, former Johnson County sheriff and ??? died last Friday at his home at Riceville. Big Sandy news, Aug 26, 1938

SPURLOCK, Mrs. J. D.
Mrs. J. D. Spurlock, of Garretts Creek, Wayne County, WV, died Saturday. She was a daughter of the late Rev. J. D. Garrett and is survived by 2 brothers, Dr. B. D. Garrett of Kenova and J. O. Garrett of Portsmouth, OH and one sister, Mrs. W. T. Poe of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 26, 1938

VANOVER, Arch
Arch Vanover, 79, of East Fork, died Tuesday night at the home after an illness of 10 days and funeral was conducted Thursday in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Born in Letcher County, Mr. Vanover came to the East Fork section 27 years ago. He was the father of Wayne Vanover, who was drowned a month ago in the flooded East Fork Creek. James Vanover of Buchanan is a brother. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 26, 1938

WALLACE, Emily
Mrs. Emily Wallace, about 48 years old, Ferguson, WV, route 1, died at her home Jul 18. Mrs. Wallace is survived by her husband, Taylor Wallace, and 9 children, including Mrs. Charley Mathis of Dunlow, Sam and Freelin Wallace of Ferguson, Luther Basil, Brady and small children, at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jesse Nelson with burial in the family cemetery Wednesday of last week. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

WARD, Jeff “Rody”
Mrs. Jeff “Rody” Ward, 42, of Offutt, died last Thursday morning in a Paintsville Hospital following an operation for ruptured appendix. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Blevins of Greasy Creek. She is survived by her husband and 10 children. Big Sandy news, Friday, Aug 5, 1938

WELLMAN, Elisha
Elisha Wellman, retired farmer and timberman of Mingo County died last Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Marcum at Breeden. Surviving in addition to the widow are 2 sons, Noah and Troy Wellman, of Dingess and the daughter with whom he made his home. Also surviving are 3 brothers, and a sister, Hugh Wellman of Dingess, Grover Wellman of Logan and James Wellman and Mrs. Jay Mayfield of Florida. Big Sandy News, Friday, Aug 12, 1938

WELLS, John R.
John R. Wells, 63, retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, died last Friday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. George W. Webb, at Webbville. Since the death of his wife, Mrs. Lottie Pennington Wells, 4 years ago, Mr. Wells had made his home at Webbville and prior to that time he resided for 25 years in Ashland, He was a son of the late James L. and Rosa Watson Wells and had been a member of the Baptist Church for 10 years. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon in the Webbville Baptist Church and interment was made in the Levi Webb Cemetery near Webbville. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. George W. Webb of Webbville and Mrs. W. T. Shivel, of Catlettsburg, KY and 6 brothers, George and Laben Wells, both of Ashland, KY, Will Wells of Charleston, WV, Zach Wells of Erlanger, WV, Frank Wells of South Point, OH and B.B. Wells of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy news, Aug 26, 1938

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ALLEN, Martin
Martin Allen, 52, cashier of the Inez Deposit Bank, died Monday after a 2 months illness, it was learned here this week. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and interment was made in the Inez cemetery. Deceased was a brother in law of Dr. Fairchild’s of Inez and a cousin of Mrs. Addie Burgess of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

BARKER, Sally (Smith)
1867-1938
Mrs. Sally Smith Barker, 71, of Portsmouth, OH, and mother of Mrs. M. C. Miller of Louisa, died Wednesday at the home of a brother, John Smith at Dunlow, WV where she had been visiting the past 2 weeks. Born in 1867, Mrs. Barker was a daughter of the late Sam and Fanny Rain Smith of Wayne County. Funeral will be conducted at Dunlow Friday and interment will be made there. Mrs. Barker was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, James Warden, died in 1894 and her second husband, W. M. Barker, died in 1917. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. C. Miller of Louisa, 2 sons, J. D. Warden of Portsmouth, OH, and Arlie Barker of Cincinnati, OH, and 2 brothers, John Smith of Dunlow, WV and Joseph Smith of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 16, 1938

BRYANT, Henry G.
Henry G. Bryant, 50, widely known citizen of Webbville section and a former deputy sheriff, was killed instantly last Friday afternoon on U. S. Highway 60, 2 miles east of Grayson when the truck he was driving left the road and overturned. He sustained a broken neck and died almost instantly. Walter and Richard Smith, brothers, who were riding in the truck with Bryant, escaped with minor cuts and bruises. They told Carter County officials that Bryant started to pass another truck and was crowded off the road. The Smith brothers were given emergency treatment at Stovall hospital in Grayson and released. They were returning from Ohio with a load of groceries. Enroute, the stopped at the livestock sales in Catlettsburg and then proceeded by way of Hitchins to Webbville. Bryant had served 4 years as a deputy sheriff in this county and once made the race for the democratic nomination for sheriff. He leaves his widow, 4 sons, James W., Donald, David and Edward, 3 daughters, Willie, Mary and Ruby, his mother, Mrs. Missouri Bryant, Worthington, OH, one brother, Ed  Bryant, Worthington, OH and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 23, 1938

BURTON, Rebecca (Borders)
1854-1938
Mrs. Rebecca Borders Burton, 83, widow of the late Davis Burton, native Lawrence Countian, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. V. Meade at Flatwoods, KY. The body was brought to the home of her son, R. C. Burton, here Wednesday, where it will lie in state until Friday. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 at the Walnut Grove Church near Ulysses and interment will be made in the Borders-Burton family cemetery there. Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, will conduct a brief prayer service at the Burton home here Friday at 12:15 shortly before the funeral party leaves for Ulysses. Pallbearers at the rites will be nephews of the deceased, Ora, Henry, Sam, Arlie, Roscoe, Monroe and Roy Borders. Mrs. Burton was born near Ulysses, this county, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Hale Borders. She had lived practically all of her life near Ulysses and in Louisa. She had been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Meade, the past five months. Mrs. Burton had been a devout member of the Freewill Baptist Church for approximately 65 years. She is survived by a son, R.C. Burton of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. D. V. Meade, Flatwoods, KY, 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Hess of Akron, OH and Mrs. Boyd Wilson of Huntington, WV and 2 brothers, J. F. D. Borders of Louisa and Mart Borders of Huntington, WV. Her husband, Davis Burton died in 1922, Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

EDWARDS, Susie (Hatfield)
Mrs. Susie Hatfield Edwards, 73, wife of John Edwards of Williamson, WV, died at 1 a.m. last Saturday at the home here of a daughter, Mrs. Perry Vanhoose. She had been ill for 2 weeks. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Louisa Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Born at Georges Creek, this county, Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Owen and Alta West Hatfield. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving besides the husband are 4 daughters, Mrs. Perry Vanhoose, Louisa; Mrs. Charles Wilson, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Walter Perkins, Charleston, MO, and Mrs. Nora Bowling, Holden, WV, a son, Pearlie Edwards, Williamson, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

FANNIN, J. J.
J. J. Fannin, 69, a native of the Buchanan section of this county, died last Saturday at his home at Lawrence Furnace, near Ironton, OH, following an illness of about 3 years. He had been able to be up and around the house until last Monday when he took a relapse which ended in his death Saturday. For a number of years he had conducted a grocery at Lawrence Furnace, but a short time ago had disposed of the business to his son in law. A number of years ago he conducted a store at Sheridan. He was born on Bear Creek in Lawrence County, KY but had spent most of his life in Lawrence County, OH. He is survived by his widow, Emma Fannin, 2 children, Mrs. Virgil Dean of Lawrence Furnace and Mrs. Maud Woolum of Kitts Hill, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Mrs. Francis Stewart and Mrs. Mark Queen of East Fork, KY, Mrs. Lizzie Webb of Ashland, and Mrs. Leeta Powers of Buchannon, WV and 2 brothers, Rev. I. M. Fannin of Barboursville, WV and Cos Fannin of Buchanan, KY. Funeral services were held a the Lawrence M. E. church at 2 Monday afternoon with Rev. Pohlman in charge. Burial was in Sugar Creek cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 23, 1938

FANNIN, Laura (Browning)
A fall suffered a week earlier proved fatal last Thursday to Mrs. Laura Browning Fannin, 58, wife of Emmit Fannin of Rockcastle, Body County. Mrs. Fannin suffered a broken hip in the fall and was taken to an Ashland hospital for treatment but failed to recover from the shock of the accident. Besides her husband leaves 5 daughters, Mrs. Drew Fowlen, Mrs. George Hensley, Mrs. Vernon Hare, all of Rockcastle, Mrs. Clarence Ruggles, Vessie, KY and Miss Virginia Fannin, at home; 3 sons, Glen, Thomas and Seitz Fannin, all at home, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Garrett Chapel with Rev. Brewer officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery on East Fork. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

FRAZIER, John B.
John B. Frazier, 83, Louisa, KY, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Stevens at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, Sep 25, after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 at the home of Mrs. Stevens with the Rev. W. M. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. George Diamond, Louisa, Mrs. L. V. Tackett, Matewan, WV, Mrs. Joe Stevens, Louisa, and Mrs. Sus Damron, Catlettsburg, one sister, Miss Miranda Frazier, Ceredo, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

GARRED, Lucretia (McClure)
1857-1938
Mrs. Loucretia McClure Garred, 80, member of a prominent Huntington family and a native of this county, died last Friday night at her home after suffering a paralytic stroke earlier in the day. Mrs. Garred had been confined to her bed for 6 months but had been seriously ill for only about 6 weeks. She was the widow of the late Owen Dyer Garred. Mrs. Garred was born Dec 16, 1857 at Gallup, Lawrence County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George C. McClure, pioneer residents of that section whose families were related to Henry Clay. Mrs. Garred joined the Gallup Methodist Church when she was 12 years old. She taught a Sunday school class and organized the first foreign missionary society there. In recognition of her services she was made a life member of the organization She was married to Mr. Garred Jun 22, 1876, at the home of her parents at Gallup. The young couple rode to Louisa on horseback. There they established their home. In 1888 they moved to Catlettsburg where Mr. Garred engaged in the timber business. He was a prominent figure during the day of timbering operations when logs were floated down the Big Sandy River and then down the Ohio to the Cincinnati market. The Garreds moved to Huntington in 1900 and bought the Florentine Hotel  which they operated for a number of years. Mrs. Garred was a member of the Johnson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South. She was a “war mother”. Three of her sons, Alex, David and Vinson served overseas during the World War. Prior to her illness Mrs. Garred was active in the auxiliary of the American Legion. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frances C. Bogess in Huntington and interment was made in Woodmere Cemetery there. Dr. B. P. Taylor, pastor of the Johnson Memorial Church and Bishop U. V. W. Darlington officiated at the rites. Pall bearers were Lawrence L. McClure, Judge George R. Neffley, V. G. Bryan, Will C. Enslow, George R. Burgess, W. S. Rogers, J. L. Richmond, and Gordon R. Bloss. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs.  Boggess, Mrs. Herman E. Gieske and Mrs. E. C. Crowe, 4 sons, Alex L., George C., Vinson D. and David O. Garred  of Huntington and 6 grandchildren, Edgar Crowe, John Owen and Lou Addie Gieske, and David Owen, Wyatt Allen and Frank Boggess Garred.  Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

GOODWIN, Mrs. C. D.
Mrs. C. D. Goodwin, 20, of Gallup, KY, wife of Rev. C. D. Goodwin, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Gallup, died Saturday evening, Sep 24 in the Methodist hospital, Pikeville, after a few days illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Wallingford, KY, with Rev. H. B. Daulton of Salt Lick, KY officiating. She is survived by Rev. Goodwin, and a 3 year old daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Lee of Wallingford, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

HERALD, Hester (Osborn)
Mrs. Hester Osborn Herald, 33, wife of Dennis Herald, died Tuesday noon at the Herald home at Ellen after an illness of one year. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4 at the Charles Osborn Cemetery near Blaine where interment was made. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Berry Osborn of Ellen, and the late Meredith Osborn. Besides the mother and husband, she is survived by one brother, Dave Osborn of Blaine and one half brother, Chilt Osborn also of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

HILL, Charles Compton
Charles Compton Hill, 84, former teacher in the Louisa and Catlettsburg schools, died Tuesday morning at his home in Catlettsburg after an extended illness. Mr. Hill was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and attended the University of Alabama. He was married to Miss Grace Marcum, daughter of the late Judge, W. W. Marcum. He taught school here, later going to Catlettsburg where he taught school for a number of years and then became Chesapeake and Ohio Railway agent at Catlettsburg. Funeral was conducted at the home in Catlettsburg Thursday and interment made in Spring Hill cemetery, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Hill and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and the Catlettsburg Masonic Lodge. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

HORTON, Herman
Herman Horton, 37, superintendent of Carter County schools and president of the Eastern Kentucky Educational Association, died in the Stovall hospital at Grayson lat Friday. Six weeks ago he contracted blood poisoning in one leg and later pneumonia developed. Funeral was conducted Sunday at Grayson. He had been superintendent of Carter County schools the past 3 years term. Last fall he was elected at Ashland as president of the EKEA. A number of teachers from this county attended the funeral in Grayson, Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 23, 1938

ISON, John
John Ison, 72 years old, Isonville, KY, died in King’s Daughters hospital, Ashland, KY, Thursday morning. Mr. Ison had been sick for some time and was taken to hospital first of week. He leaves wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. May Ison, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Margaret Sparks, Isonville, KY, Mrs. Linnie Fyffe, Isonville, KY and 7 boys, P. H. Ison, merchant of Sandy Hook, Dewey Ison, Olive, Hill, KY, Clyde, Dock, Jack, Mack, Isonville, KY, Byrd, Fannin, KY. Funeral services were conducted at the home Friday. Burial in near by cemetery. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

JOHNSON, Sylvia
Miss Sylvia Johnson, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson of Kavanaugh, Boyd County, committed suicide in the front yard of the Johnson home last Friday morning by firing the charge from a shotgun into her head. At an investigation there Friday, Miss Johnson’s parents are reported to have told Sheriff K. K. Rose of Boyd County that they heard a shot and rushed from the house to find their daughter lying in a pool of blood. The girl’s father is a tenant farmer. Authorities added they were informed by Virginia Lee Lane, 10 year old niece of the dead girl, that she had “seen Sylvia shoot herself.” Authorities questioned the child and her sister, 13 year old Goldie May Lane. According to the authorities, Virginia Lee Lane and Sylvia Johnson took the gun from the front porch of the Johnson home to the stump of a tree in the yard that stood about Sylvia’s height. She (Sylvia) laid the butt of the gun on the stump, placed the muzzle against her temple and stretched her hand out to the trigger, they quoted the children saying. Virginia said that Goldie May Lane ran into the house to inform Sylvia’s mother of what she was doing. Virginia further stated that she turned her glance away when Sylvia reached for the trigger, officers said.  The parents, Sheriff Rose said, were hysterical and unable to give any coherent information when he attempted to question them. Sylvia is survived by her parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Moore of near Buchanan and Edith Johnson, at home. Two brothers, George and Homer Johnson, both at home, also survive. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, `1938

JUSTICE, William M.
1860-1938
William M. Justice, 78, for many years a widely known business man of Louisa, died at his home at the Louisa Inn here Tuesday morning at 8. He had been in failing health for some time and had been seriously ill for 3 weeks. Funeral rites will be conducted at the Louisa Inn Friday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. S.W. Funk and Rev. J.C. Hager officiating  and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Born in Lawrence County, OH Mar 1, 1860, a son of Samuel B. and Era Carey Justice. Mr. Justice came to Louisa with his parents at the age of 8 and had resided here since. For many years he was a merchant, livestock dealer and timber dealer here. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Louisa Masonic lodge and the Louisa I.O.O.F. lodge. The Louisa Masons will conduct their ritual a the funeral rites and the member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. lodge will attend in a body. Mr. Justice is survived by a son, W.S. Justice, Louisa grocer, a sister, Mrs. Hannah Waldeck  and a brother, S. J. Justice all of Louisa. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Blankenship Justice, died Jul 21. Mr. Justice had served as a member of the city council here and also as mayor of the city. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 16, 1938

MAYNARD, Charles
Charles Maynard, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Maynard of the Big Laurel section near Cherryville, died Sunday at the Maynard home. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon and interment made in the family cemetery on Big Laurel. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

MAYNARD, William Hampton
William Hampton Maynard, 31, of Clifford, died Sunday shortly after noon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Maynard, at Clifford following an illness of 2 weeks of typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the home of his parents and interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Deceased was born and reared at Clifford. He was converted and joined the United Baptist Church only a short while before his death. He was unmarried. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. John H. Johns, Mrs. Drew J. Branham, and Miss Dolly Maynard, all of Clifford. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 16, 1938

MILLER, Allen H.
1847-1938
Stricken by a sudden heart attack 3 days after he has celebrated his 91st birthday, Allen H. Miller, one of the few surviving members of the 39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry in the Union Army and a life long resident of Lawrence County, died at his home at Charley on Thursday morning of last week. Mr. Miller was stricken while seated on the front porch at this home smoking his pipe and he died within a few moments. On the previous Sunday he celebrated his 91st birthday with a gathering of friends and relatives at his home. He apparently was in good health. Funeral was conducted Saturday morning at the home with the Rev. S. D. Ball, county judge of Lawrence County, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 American Legion of Louisa fired a salute at the interment. A large crowd attended the rites. Mr. Miller as born on Big Sandy River near the mouth of Georges Creek, Sep 12, 1847, a son of Addison and Anna Salyers Miller. He enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 15 in a company organized by his father and served throughout the remainder of the Civil War, participating in 11 engagements including the assault on Richmond near the close of the conflict. His company was a part of the command organization by Colonel John Dils at Peach Orchard. The war over, he returned to Lawrence County and ten years later married Miss Emma Thompson. They settled near Charley and had resided there since. Mrs. Miller died 6 years ago. Two years ago on his 89th birthday, Mr. Miller was featured in a story carried in The News. At that time he said he did not remember of ever being seriously ill in his life. He said he occasionally walked from his home to the post office at Charley, a distance of about a mile and a half. Possessing acute mental faculties and a good memory for one so old, Mr. Miller was an engaging conversationalist. Surviving are 5 sons, Bascom, Stanton and Maynard Miller, all of Charley, Allen, Jr., of Ashland, KY and Charles F. Miller of Acconville, WV. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Cherilda Thompson, of Norris, KY and Mrs. Lou Hayes of Georges Creek, KY and one brother, Malcolm Miller of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1938

PATTON, Peggy Joyce
Peggy Joyce Patton, 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Patton of Louisa, died at the home here Wednesday morning at 5:50 following an illness of 2 months. Funeral was conducted from the Home on Adams Street Thursday afternoon and the body was taken to Paintsville for interment in the Turner family cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Crabtree of Yatesville and the following brothers and sisters. May, Marie, Mary, Louisa, Joan, Betty Lou, Cecil , John Tom and Buddy all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

PRICHARD,  J. C. (Neal)
1870-1938
J. C. (Neal) Prichard, 68, of Neon, KY, died at his home Wednesday, Aug 21st after a 2 years illness. He was born in Boyd County, Apr 3, 1870, a son of the late Noah and Armenta Prichard of Bolts Fork. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Stamper Prichard, of Neon and one daughter, Mrs. J. A. Cole of Elizabethton, TN, also the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Martha Walker of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Maud Morrison of West Virginia, Mrs. Samantha Wells of Boyd County, James Prichard of Louisa, Brock Prichard of Boyd County and Keen, Ralph and Henry Prichard of West Virginia. His body was taken to Tennessee where funeral services were conducted on Saturday. He was laid to rest in the Elizabethton, TN cemetery. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

RILEY, Susan (Harmon)
Mrs. Susan Harmon Riley, 75, widow of the late William Riley of Cadmus, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 14 months. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 at the J.W. Elkins Cemetery where interment was made. The Rev. L. P. Kirk of St. Albans, WV officiated at the rites. Mrs. Riley was a daughter of the late Daniel and Louisa Elkins Harmon. Her husband died in 1919. She is survived by one son, Ed H. Riley of Fallsburg, 2 daughters, Mrs. James Vanhorn of Fallsburg and Mrs. Opal Ferguson of Fort Gay, WV, route 1, 4 step sons, Joe and Walter Riley of Circleville, OH, Layman Riley of Freeburn, WV, and Rall Riley of San Francisco, CA and one step daughter, Mrs. Lou Carrnegten of Welch, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 2, 1938

SENTERS, Alice Fay (Rowe)
1916-1938
Mrs. Alice Faye Senters, 22, wife of Charles Senters of Louisa route2 died Tuesday afternoon at the Senters home on Griffiths Creek after an illness of 9 months. Funeral will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 from the home of Dan Senters and interment will be made in the Senters family cemetery. Surviving besides the husband, are her mother, Mrs. Edith Rowe, of Georges creek, KY, a son, Dan F. Senters, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Albert Allen of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. James A. Rowe of Georges Creek, KY and Miss Mable Lee Rowe, also of Georges creek and one brother, Junior Rowe, of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

SENTERS, William
William Senters, 5 year old son of Mrs. Ethel Senters, passed away at the home of his mother at Cherryville, on Tuesday of this week at 6 p.m. The child had been ill for almost 2 days. Funeral services were held at the home Sep 28 with interment following in the Senters Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ethel Senters. Big Sandy news, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

SPARKS, Hazel (Redwine)
Mrs. Hazel R. Sparks, 25 years old, died in Ashland hospital Thursday night after an operation. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Redwine, Sandy Hook, KY. She was married to Paul Sparks, Blaine, KY, 4 years ago and they have made their home in Ashland. Mrs. Sparks was teaching Carter Creek School in Elliott County. This years and only like four months having a life certificate. She leaves husband, father and mother, and 3 brothers, John Redwin, Faye, KY, Carl Redwine, who is in the Navy and at present is stationed in Manila and Curt Redwine at home; besides other relatives and friends who will be grieved to her sudden death. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Methodist church in Sandy Hook by Rev. Charles Vansant, Feeburn, KY, with burial in home cemetery nearby. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 30, 1938

THOMPSON, Hezekiah
1877-1938
The body of Hezekiah Thompson, 61, native of Lawrence County, who died Saturday night at his home in Beaver, OH route 1, was returned to this county and interred in the Dry Ridge Cemetery Tuesday. Mr. Thompson’ s death followed and extended illness of complications. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Moore Thompson, and 11 children, Mart, Hobart and Allen Thompson, Misses Mary, Nolan, Doris, and Elizabeth Thompson and Mrs. Mollie Berry, Mrs. Jeremiah Diamond, Mrs. Emma O’Brian and Mrs. Maude Chandler. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 23, 1938

VANHOOSE, Orville
1920-1938
Orville Vanhoose, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Vanhoose, of Whitehouse, died early Friday morning at the Vanhoose home after an illness of 11 days. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the Vanhoose family cemetery where interment was made. Besides the parents he is survived by 4 brothers, Irvin, Fran Wallace, Oreland and Harold, all at home and 3 sisters, Irene, Pauline and Verdeline, all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

WELLMAN, Haskell
Haskell Wellman, 31, of Fort Gay, route 2, died late Thursday at his home on Mill Creek of spinal meningitis. He had been ill about a month but developed meningitis last Saturday. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Wellman family cemetery with the Rev. L. G. Peters officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Goldia Bevins Wellman, 3 children, Christine, Delores Ann and Elma Jean, all at home; his father, Elisah Wellman of Fort Gay, Route 2, 2 sisters, Mrs. Culley Tinsley and Mrs. Josephine Webb, both of Fort Gay, route 2 and one brother, Theron Wellman of Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News, Friday, Sep 9, 1938

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CARTER, Mrs. C.B.
Mrs. C. B. Carter, 73, of Sidney, WV died in a Louisa hospital, Sep 25, following an illness of one week of stomach trouble. Mrs. Carter was a native of Lawrence County and had been a member of the Baptist Church there for many years. In addition to the husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. “Doc” Bentley of Webbville, KY, John, Clarence and Silas Carter of Sidney, WV, Roy L. Carter of Crum, WV, Bascom Carter of St. Albans, Earl Carter and Miss Blanche Carter of Edgewood, MD, Arley carter of Nolan, WV, a son, Marvin Carter died in Panama Oct 1936. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Mullens and Rev. Floyd Pelfrey, with burial in the Smith Cemetery at Coleman, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 7, 1938

DIAMOND, George L.
George L. Diamond, 66, widely known Lawrence Countian, died at his home at Smokey Valley near Louisa, Sunday morning at 3:35. He had been in failing health for a number of weeks and 4 weeks ago submitted to an abdominal operation. Mr. Diamond was born and reared near Louisa, a son of Mrs. Mary Rice Diamond Ratliff, of Louisa and the late John Diamond. He was one of the county’s substantial farmers and for 22 years he had been a partner with his brother, John R. Diamond, in the Diamond Brothers Tie Company here. He was widely known throughout the county and twine had campaigned for the office of county jailer. He was a member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. lodge and the Louisa J.O.U.A.M. Recently he was converted and joined the church. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the home at Smokey Valley with a large crowd of relative and friends attending. Rev. C. F. Froderman and Rev. Jesse Holbrook officiated and interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The Louisa I.O.O.F. conducted their ritual at the services and member of the Louisa J.O.U.A.M. acted as pall bearers. Mr. Diamond is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Rice Diamond Ratliff, his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier Diamond, 5 daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Roberts, Mrs. Elmore Stout, and Mrs. Ray McGranahan, all of Ashland, Mrs. Milton Click of Louisa and Mrs. Roy Wellman of Flatwoods, KY; 4 sons, Rev. Paul Diamond and Golden Diamond, both of Ashland and Clayton and Ray E. Diamond, both at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Muncy, of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Junie Jobe of San Diego, CA, and 2 brothers, Jobe R. Diamond of Louisa and W. J. Diamond Ratcliff of Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

ELAM, Emory
Emory W. Elam, 48, a native of Louisa, died Oct 12 at his home in Louisville after an extended illness. Mr. Elam was a son of Mrs. Emma Elam of Louisa and was born and reared here. Soon after returning from the World War he went to Louisville and had resided there since. Funeral was conducted from the residence in Louisville Oct 14 and interment was made in the St. Louis cemetery there. Mr. Elam is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Elam of Louisa, his wife, Mrs. Mary Elam of Louisville; 3 brothers, Dr. Botner Elam, Columbus, OH, Dr. Arthur M. Elam, Lexington, KY, and Oliver M. Elam of Ashland, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. L. A. Garred and Mrs. M. L. Burgess both of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

EWERS, Minnie (Dixon)
Mrs. Minnie Dixon Ewers, 42, wife of O. C. Ewers, division superintendent here of the C & O Railway, died suddenly of a heart disease at the Ewers home here Monday night. The body was prepared for burial by the Curtright Funeral Home here and shipped Wednesday to the former home at Norwood, VA where funeral and interment took place Thursday afternoon. The Ewers family moved to Louisa 6 months ago from Pikeville, Mrs. Ewers was born near Norwood, VA, a daughter of the late John M. and Alice Hawslett Dixon. She had been a member of the Baptist church 17 years. Surviving besides the husband, are 4 daughters, Miss Mary Ewers, Richmond, VA, and Misses Doris, Alice and Grace Ewers, at home; 3 sons, William, Bernard and Wallace at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. J. P. Taylor and Miss Rosalett Dixon of Richmond, VA, Mrs. J. A. Taylor, Norwood, VA and Mrs. C.B. Stephens, South Hill, VA, and 3 brothers, John Dixon, Norwood, VA, William Dixon, Lynchburg, VA and Montague Dixon, Charlottesville, VA. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 7, 1938

FOWLER, Mary Jane (Relaford)
1884-1938
Mrs. Mary Jane Fowler, 54, a native of Willard, died last Friday at her home in Beckley, WV. The body was returned to Ashland, and interred in the Woodland Cemetery there Monday. Mrs. Fowler was born at Willard in 1884, a daughter of Moses and Lucy Hannas Relaford. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 7, 1938

HAMMOND, Belle
Mrs. Belle Hammond, 60, wife of John Hammond, died Monday afternoon at the Hammond home on Big Laurel, 3 miles from Clifford after a brief illness. The body was taken to Martin County Tuesday for interment in her family cemetery near Inez. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

HATTEN, Perry A.
Perry A. Hatten, native of Wayne County, WV, and a brother of Mrs. C. F. See  of Louisa, died Sep 21 at Welch, OK of injuries sustained when his team of mules ran away near his farm. He was taken to a hospital and the X ray examination showed 20 bones had been badly broken in his body. He lived only a few hours. Mr. Hatten was born and reared on a farm at the head of Elijah’s Creek, Wayne County and has many relatives yet living in this county. He is survived by the widow, who was the former, Miss Lizzie Ogles, of Buchanan, KY, a son, Ernest Hatten of Welch, OK, a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Hart of Chetopa, KS; 6 brothers, Amos D. Hatten, of Webb City, MO, Leander, Columbus, Charles and Arthur Hatten of Wayne County, Lilburn Hatten and a sister, Mrs. Charles F. See, Sr. both of Louisa, KY; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the home with interment in the G.A.R. Cemetery at M???, OK. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 14, 1938

HUTCHINSON, Fred
Fred Hutchinson, 70, prominent citizen of Williamson, WV, and a native of this county, died early Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Hugh Hutchinson in Lewisburg, WV, relatives here were informed this week. Mr. Hutchinson was born and reared at Fallsburg, this county, a son of the late Vincent and Susa Lakin Hutchinson. He went to Williamson many years ago and engaged in the merchandise business but had retired some years ago. He served one term as a member of the West Virginia State Road Commission. Funeral was conducted from the M.E. church, South in Williamson, WV, Thursday morning at 11 and interment was made there. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Norris and Mrs. Eliza Collier, of Fallsburg and one brother, Lute Hutchinson also of Fallsburg. The late Mrs. W. J. Vaughan of Louisa was a sister of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

JORDAN, Burra1
1864-1938
Burral Jordan, 74, retired steel worker of Ashland and a native of this county, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. N. Buckler of Ashland after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Christian Church of Carter City, KY and interment was to be made in the Ratcliff Cemetery in this county. Mr. Jordan was born Sep 11, 1864 in Lawrence County and had been a resident of Ashland for the past two years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Buckler, Mrs. N. A. Hanshaw, of Carter City, and Mrs. James Boggs of Sciotoville, OH; 2 sons, Walter A. Jordan of Great Falls, MT and A.A. Jordan of Sciotoville; 4 brothers, John Jordan of Lucasville, OH, William Jordan of Chillicothe, OH, and Dock and Pleas Jordan of Kansas, one sister, Mrs. Martha Jordan of Lawrence county, KY; 27 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

KISE, J. N.
J. N. Kise, 64, farmer of Louisa route 1, died Saturday at his home near the mouth of Meades Branch after an illness of nearly 2 months of a heart disease. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home and interment was made in the Kise Family cemetery. Mr. Kise was a son of the late Thomas B. and Elizabeth Dobbins Kise. His wife, Mrs. Fannie Castle Kise, died 9 years ago. Surviving are a son, Edgel Kise at home and 3 brothers, C. C. Kise, C. M. Kise and U. S. Kise , all of Louisa route 1. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 14, 1938

KITCHEN, Myrtle Louise
Myrtle Louise Kitchen, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kitchen of the Houckville section, died Monday of diphtheria. No other cases of the disease have been reported from the Houckville section, according to the health department office here. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 7, 1938

MAYNARD, Fannie (Branham)
Mrs. Fannie Branham Maynard, 56, wife of Sam Vinson Maynard of Louisa route 2, died Wednesday morning at 2:30 at the Maynard home on Maynard Branch after an illness of nearly 3 years. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 from the home and interment was made in the Maynard family cemetery. Mrs. Maynard had been a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 20 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Andrew and Minerva Frazier Branham and was born and reared on the Point section. Besides the husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Dave Fluty and Mrs. Willie Goble, both of Webb, route 1 and Mrs. William Collins of Louisa route 2, 2 sons, Gray Maynard of Clifford and S. V. Maynard, Jr. at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazier of Clifford and Mrs. Frank York of Glenhayes, WV, and 4 brothers, James F. Branham of Glenhayes, WV, William H. Branham of Charleston, WV, Drew J. Branham of Clifford, KY and Arthur Branham of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

MCCLURE, Martha (Berkley)
Mrs. Martha Berkley McClure, wife of Dr. W.B. McClure, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in the Good Samaritan hospital in Lexington after a brief illness of pneumonia, relatives here were informed. She was taken to the hospital Friday night from her home, Tynebrae, on the Harrodsburg Pike, near Lexington. Mrs. McClure had visited in Louisa and was known by many of the older people here. Her husband is a brother of Mrs. T. J. Snyder of Louisa and was born and reared in this county. For many years he was a physician in Lexington and onetime was president of the Kentucky Medical
Association. Mrs. McClure before her marriage was Miss Martha Berkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Berkley of Lexington.  Mrs. McClure had been an invalid for many years, but always had been the center of the activities of her home and large family connections. Funeral was conducted in Lexington Tuesday morning and interment made there. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Berkley A. Storey, 2 grandchildren and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

MOORE, Wanda May
Monroe Moore, 14 year old Abb Creek youth, was charged with murder in a juvenile warrant issued from the office of County Clerk William W. Moore here Wednesday following the slaying of Moore’s youngest sister, Wanda May, 6, and the wounding of his oldest sister, Jewell, 13, at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moore on Abb Creek last Friday afternoon. The charge of a shotgun in the hands of the Moore youth is said to have torn away a part of his youngest sister’s head causing instant death, and a few of the shots struck the older sister in the side, some penetrating the abdominal cavity, it was reported here. The tragedy occurred in the yard of the Moore home on Abb Creek last Friday afternoon. There were no eye witnesses except the wounded girl, and the tragedy at first was reported as an accident. Following an inquest, however, Justice of the Peace John W. Thompson issued a warrant charging murder and the Moore youth was taken into custody by deputy sheriff F??? Boggs, and brought to Louisa where a juvenile petition was obtained Wednesday. Moore was released under $5,000 bond filed by his grandfather, John Kelley and his examining trial is set the Saturday morn before County Judge S. D. Ball here. The older sister is expected to recover, baring complications, it was said this week. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

MYERS, Peyton Edward
Peyton Edward Myer, 67, Wayne county farmer, dropped dead at his home, 6 miles east of Fort Gay, WV Monday afternoon at 2. Mr. Myer moved to Wayne County 12 years ago fro Williamson, WV and had resided on a farm at Fort Gay, route 2 since then. For 35 years he was occupied in the coal mining sections near Williamson. He was born in Virginia, a son of the late James and Emily Rice Myers. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home and interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Miss Cora Myers, Fort Gay, route 2 and one brother, W. M. Myers of Coaland, NC. His wife, Mrs. Lyda Scott Myers died in 1932. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 7, 1938

NORRIS, Carrie (Travis)
Mrs. Carrie Travis Norris, 35, wife of Lester Norris and a native of this county, died at the Norris home in Ashland last Saturday after an illness of several months. She was born near Wilbur, this county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Travis, and resided there until moving to Ashland 13 years ago. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Mt. Olive. She is survived by the husband and 3 children, Charles Edward, 12, Mildred, 9, and Phyllis Jean, 3, her mother, Mrs. Hester Travis and 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Bird Childers, Mrs. Sanford Bays and Mrs. Nell Sparks. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 7,1938

PACK, Andy
Andy Pack, 70, of For Gay, route 1, died at Memorial hospital, Huntington, Oct 10?, after suffering a paralytic stroke on Thursday before at Ceredo. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Myra Pack, one brother, Sherman Pack, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Lewis both of Wayne, 10 children, Mrs. Grace Wilks of East Lynn, Mrs. Pricie Dea? Of Fort Gay, Mrs. Elva Harvey of Genoa, Mrs. Pansy Fo, of Alton, ON, Mrs. Rosa  Lee Simpson of Huntington, Golda, Belva, Lace, Monnie, and Virgil Pack, at home. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Church, near Radnor, where he held membership with the United Baptist Church by Rev. Anderville Brown, Glen Arrowood and Moses Marcum.. Burial was in the family cemetery on Mill Creek. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

RODOCKER, W. C.
W. C. Rodocker, husband of the former Miss Garnet Vinson of Fort Gay, died Oct 4 I Indianapolis, IN. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 14, 1938

SAMMONS, Nelson
Nelson Sammons, 23, of Blocton, died in a Williamson hospital of injuries sustained when he was hit by a truck driven by W.B. Hodge, WPA worker of Kermit. The accident occurred on U. S. 52 just east of Kermit. Sammons was buried at Warfield, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

SPARKS, Millie (Bevins)
Mrs. Mille Bevins Sparks, 73, widow of the late Pete Sparks and a native of this county, died last Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Chester Douglas in Ashland. She was born in this county, a daughter of the late Lewis and Rebecca Wheeler Bevins. Funeral was conducted Sunday in Ashland and interment was made in the Dixon Cemetery. Surviving her are 3 sons, Lace Grayson, Georges Creek, KY, Charles and Clarence Sparks of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Chester Douglas, Westwood, 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Tildon Cordell, Worthington, OH, Mrs. John Adams, Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Sherman Lyons, Urbana, OH, one brother, John Bevins, Tannery, KY; 34 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 14, 1938

STRATTON, Marion
Marion Stratton, 77, a native of this county died Oct 13 at his home in Nicholasville, KY, relatives here were informed last week. Mr. Stratton was a brother of Emmerson E. Stratton of Torchlight. He moved from this county to Nicholasville when a young man and became a prosperous business man there. Big Sandy news, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

THOMPSON, Enos
Enos Thompson, 57?, of Spencer, WV, and a native of the Mill Creek section near Fort Gay died Oct 24 in a hospital at Spencer. The body was returned here for burial and funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home of a niece, Mrs. Owen Frazier of the Mill Creek section with the Rev. James Harvey officiating. He had resided at Spencer for 23 years. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Marcum and Miss Jennie B. Thompson both of Fort gay, route 1, and one brother, P. H. Thompson also Fort Gay route 2. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 28, 1938

VANHORN, Kenneth Vinson
Kenneth Vinson Vanhorn, 21, of Cadmus, was crushed to death under a slate fall Tuesday afternoon while loading coal in a mine of the farm of his father, Rev. Fred Vanhorn, at Cadmus. Death was almost instantaneous from a crushed Chest and other injuries. Young Vanhorn and his uncle, Roland Cooksey, were engaged in loading coal in an entry about 400 feet from the mouth of the mine when the tragedy occurred. Cooksey said that when he returned with the mine car to the scene of the loading that young Vanhorn remarked that the roof had been cracking. Upon Cooksey’s suggestion, he said, they prepared to leave the mine but the slate fall occurred almost immediately. Vanhorn, who was at the other end of the mine car, was caught under the falling rock. Cooksey escaped the falling rock by a few feet, and went to the mouth of the mine and notified Vanhorn’s father and others who were working there. The other workmen extricated Vanhorn’s body and it was brought to Louisa in the Curtright ambulance and prepared for burial. Funeral was conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 from the home at Cadmus with the Rev. D. A. Hewlett and the Rev. James Harvey officiating and interment made in the family cemetery. Deceased was unmarried. He was the son of the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Noldia Cooksey Vanhorn. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 sisters, Misses Edith, Virginia May and Bessie Frances Vanhorn and 3 brothers, William Herold, Edison E. and Ira Vanhorn all at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 21, 1938

WORLEY, Tom
Stricken with a heart attack on the street in Ashland Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 as he was enroute to his home at Peebles, OH, route 3, after visiting relative in this county, Thomas
Worley, 57, died 3 hours later in the Kings Daughters Hospital. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here and prepared for burial and taken to the home of his brother in law and sister in law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maddy near Fallsburg where funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in a cemetery near Fallsburg. Mr. Worley resided for many years at Ironton, OH, moving to Peebles, OH 8 years ago. He was a son of the late John and Jemima Bowen Worley and was born in Ashland, He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his wife, Nannie Cooksey Worley, a native of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. H. O. Scales and Mrs. Fred Weaver, both of Ashland, and a brother, Charles Worley of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Oct 14, 1938

YOUNG, W. W.
1873-1938
W. W. Young, 65, retired Louisa harness maker, died at his home in Louisa Wednesday afternoon at 4 after an illness of 3 years of a heart disease and complications. Mr. Young was born in this county, a son of the late Albert ad Frances Young. He resided at Flat Gap, Johnson County, for a number of years, moving to Louisa in 1908 and had conducted a harness and shoe repair shop here until he retired because of ill health  3 years ago, Funeral will be conducted from the Louisa M. E. church in Louisa probably Saturday with the pastor, Rev. C. F. Froderman, officiating. Deceased was a member of the M. E. Church and the Knights of Pithians Lodge of Fort Gay and an honorary member of the Louisa council J. O. U.A. M. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Rachel Lemaster Young, 6 daughters, Mrs. Fred Burk, Ashland, Mrs. W. I. Carter, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster, Sitka, KY, Mrs. C. L. Carter, Ashland, Mrs. E. H. McKenzie, Flat Gap, KY, Mrs. dock Atkins, Louisa, 5 sons, James and Lonnie of Louisa, J. H. Young, Prestonsburg, W. E. Young, Columbus, OH, and I. S. Young of Louisa, Dr. H. S. Young of Louisa is a brother. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1938

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NOVEMBER

CAMPFIELD, Jack
Fort Gay, WV, Nov 22—Jack Campfield, 49, of Blair, Logan County, was found dead Monday morning of last week at 7 on a highway near the CCC camp at Missouri Branch. Death was attributed to a heart attack, it was decided at an inquest held by P. H. Osborn of Kenova, county coroner, assisted by Dr. A. G. Wilkinson of Wayne, county health officer. Campfield was an enrollee at the camp and had been on leave to visit his wife. His body was discovered by Jim Mullens, who drives the school bus from Wayne to Wilsondale. Campfield served overseas during the World War and was wounded in action. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

CARTER, James Y.
James Y. Carter, 81 years old, a native of Lawrence County, KY died Nov 1 at his home in Huntington, WV. He moved from Lawrence County several years ago having raised a large family on Morgan’s Creek. Uncle Jim, as everyone knew him, had many friends in Lawrence County as well as in Huntington. His body was taken to the Marcum Cemetery, Nov 2 where his funeral was preached by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, in the presence of his many friends and relatives. His body was placed beside that of his wife, who died several years ago. Mr. Carter was survived by his children, Mrs. Sonn Carter and Mrs. Jap Guhl of Huntington, Mrs. Will Harmon Compton of Sioux City, IA, Mrs. Robert Fisher of Youngstown, OH, Harvey Carter of Argillite, KY, John Carter of Huntington and Jim Carter of Chattaroy, WV; also 36 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

CASTLE, John N.
1881-1938
John N. Castle, 57, retired member of the Ashland fire department and a native of this county died Monday morning in a hospital in Columbus, OH of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Wednesday in Ashland. Burial was in the Ashland cemetery with the Ashland council of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics in charge of services at the graveside. Member of the Ashland fire department will act as pallbearers. Mr. Castle was born in 1881 at Blaine, Lawrence County, KY the son of George W. and Sarah L. Castle. He retired from the Ashland fire department in 1934 after 20 years of service and has since that time resided at Columbus, OH with his sister, Mrs. Luda Banks. Surviving in addition to the sisters are the father, also of Columbus and 3 brothers, Oscar, Bert and Jay Castle, all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

COFFEY, James Wilbur
James Wilbur Coffey, 17 year old son of Arthur Coffey, former Lawrence County jailer, was killed in an automobile wreck Saturday, on U. S. Highway 50 between Milford and Owensville, OH. The body was shipped to Fort Gay Tuesday and taken in the Curtright funeral car to the home of an uncle, Ed Coffey at Cadmus  where it lay in state until Thursday. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday morning from the Trinity chapel in this county with the Rev. Harve Kelley officiating and interment was made in the Shortridge cemetery on Little East Fork. Few particulars of the automobile wreck in which young Coffey was killed are known here. Young Coffey had returned to the Coffey home at Pleasant Plaines, OH about a month ago from a CCC camp in Montana. Before the family moved to Ohio he attended high school here and was a member of the Bulldogs football team. His brother, Willie Coffey, was killed in an automobile accident on the Mayo Trail a few years ago. Besides his parents, Arthur and Belva Johnson Coffey, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Johnson, of Pleasant Plaines, OH; one brother, Arthur, Jr. and 4 sisters, Mrs. C. H. Crutcher and Misses Emma Jean, Evelyn Marie and Arleen, all of Pleasant Plaines, OH. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

CRABTREE, Bert
Hit by an automobile while walking along the highways, two men were killed last week end, one near Louisa and the other on the Fort Gay-Wayne Road. The dead are: Drew Jordan, 55, WPA worker of Louisa and Bert Crabtree, 31, farmer of the Green brier section, 9 miles east of Fort Gay. Both died shortly after being brought to Louisa hospitals. Crabtree died in the Riverview hospital here about 2:30 Monday morning, shortly after he was admitted. He was found at 1:10 a.m. by Otto Frasher on the Fort Gay-Wayne Road, 10 miles from his hoe on Greenbrier Creek. Frasher brought the body to the hospital here but he died in about 10 minutes after being admitted. His body was crushed and bruised and several bones broken. Wayne County officials said Crabtree was the victim of a hit and run driver Coroner P. H. Os born, after visiting the scene of the accident said there were bloody car tacks leading away from the place as if a car had run over him. Funeral for Crabtree was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Greenbrier Church east of Fort Gay and interment was made in the Thompson family cemetery. He was a son of H. J. And Mary Thompson Crabtree of Fort Gay, route 2. Surviving  besides the parents are 3 brothers, Claude of Kenova, WV, Fred of Huntington and Willie at home; and 6 sisters, Mrs. L. R. Holland of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Clay Artrip, Mrs. Lindsey Ramey and Miss Ella Crabtree all of Huntington and Misses Georgia and Bertha Crabtree at home. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

ELLIS, James
1857-1938
James Ellis, 81, highly respected citizen of near Fallsburg, died early last Friday morning in a Louisa hospital 4 days after he sustained a fracture of the hip when he fell in his bedroom at the home of a son, N. E. Ellis, near Fallsburg. Mr. Ellis w2as born in Surry County, NC Sep 30, 1857, and moved when a young man to Pike County, KY, where he resided until moving to this county 27 years ago. He had been  a member of the M. E. Church for 57 years and was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Fallsburg. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, R. E. Ellis, a mile and a half below Fallsburg. The body was taken to Pike County in the Curtright funeral car and interment made Sunday afternoon in the Ratcliff family cemetery at Coal Run, 12 miles below Pikeville. Mr. Ellis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kate Lowe, of Broad Bottom, KY, a son, N. E. Ellis of Fallsburg, KY, and a grandson, who he raised, Orison Ratcliff of Ashland, KY. His wife Mrs. Callie Ellis, died last May. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

EVA, James
1856-1938
James Eva, 82, a native of England who had lived in and near Louisa for the past 45 years, died last Saturday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Adams at Charley where he had made his home for more than a year. Funeral for the aged man was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Louisa M. E. church with the Rev. S. D. Ball officiating and interment was made in the Crabtree cemetery a mile north of Louisa under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home.. The body lay in state at the church here form 1:30 until the time of the funeral at 2:30. Mr. Eva was born in Leedstown, England, Dec 14, 1856 and came to America about 51 years ago. He came to Louisa, in 1893 and for a number of years was employed in the John Cummings grocery store here. He resided for many years with the Crabtree family just north of Louisa. For the past 13 months he had resided with the J. H. Adams family at Charley. His wife, and 2 children died many years ago. He is survived by 3 nieces living in England. Pallbearers at the funeral Sunday were  John Dials, Hance Perry, Dan Stansbury, W. W. Skaggs, Cornelius Kitchen and C. C. Skaggs. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 18, 1938

HICKS, Minnie (Elswick)
Mrs. Minnie Hicks, 58, wife of Smith Hicks, and a native of this county, died Thursday night of last week at her home in Ashland, KY. She was the daughter of Daniel and Nancy Elswick and was born in Lawrence County. Funeral rites were conducted from the Freewill Baptist Church in Sandy City Saturday and interment was made in the Williams Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons, Orville of Omar, WV, Alley of Ashland, Rev. John of Catlettsburg and Rev. Ethelbert Hicks of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Simpson, wife of Rev. S. P. Simpson of Morgantown, WV, her father, Daniel Elswick, Catlettsburg, 24 grandchildren and one great grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grover Wilks and Mrs. Henry Wilks, both of Oberta, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

HOLBROOK, Cornelius
1856-1938
Cornelius Holbrook, 82, retired farmer of the Yatesville section, died on Thursday of last week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Taylor of Rush, KY, following an illness of about a week. Mr. Holbrook had been visiting at the home of his daughter 4 weeks. The body was returned here and prepared for burial at the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral was conducted Saturday morning at the home of his son, C. D. Holbrook of near Yatesville. Mr. Holbrook was born on East Fork, Jan 25, 1856 and had resided in this county al of his life. He had been a member of the Christian Church for more than 40 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Holbrook, died in 1934. He is survived by 8 daughters, Mrs. W.O.E. Ratcliff and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Rush, KY, Mrs. Eugene Pennington of Webbville, KY, Mrs. J.F. Reeves and Mrs. A. B. Reeves, both of Denton, KY, Mrs. G.B. Belcher of Crescent, WA, Mrs. Fred Bradley, Louisa, KY and Mrs. John Childers, Wheelwright, KY; 2 sons, J. H. Holbrook, Louisa, KY, and C. D. Holbrook, Yatesville, KY; one sister, Mrs. Phil Stanley, Ashland, KY and 6 brothers, W. M. Holbrook and Calvin Holbrook, both of Denton, KY, John Holbrook, Crescent, WV, Forest Holbrook, Glenwood, KY, Taylor Holbrook, Ashland, KY and Edfort Holbrook, Barley, ID. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

JOHNSON, Henry
Henry Johnson, 79, died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday of last week at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Lee Perkins of Jean. Funeral and interment was conducted Thursday afternoon. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Ison of Stephens, KY and Mrs. Isabelle Johnson of Grayson, KY, and 4 sons, Geo. Johnson of Webbville, KY, James Johnson of St. Paul, MN, and John and Mason Johnson both of Jean. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

JORDAN, Drew
Hit by an automobile while walking along the highways, two men were killed last week end, one near Louisa and the other on the Fort Gay-Wayne Road. The dead are: Drew Jordan, 55, WPA worker of Louisa and Bert Crabtree, 31, farmer of the Green brier section, 9 miles east of Fort Gay. Both died shortly after being brought to Louisa hospitals. Jordan died abut 9:30 Saturday night in the Louisa General Hospital about an hour after h was hit by an automobile driven by Beckham Diamond, 22, of Five Forks. The accident occurred on the Mayo Trail near its junction with the Blaine road, south of Louisa. Diamond said Jordan stepped in front of his car as he was passing another. He picked up the injured man and brought him to the hospital here and later surrendered to the police. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter and being under $1,000 bond to await his examining trial here Friday morning. Funeral for Jordan was conducted Monday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Chester Davis, in Louisa with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating and interment was made in the Pigg Cemetery near Busseyville. Deceased was a so of the late David and Elizabeth Pickrel Jordan and he had resided in Louisa 18 years. He leaves his widow, 3 daughters, Jennie, Jessie and Bessie, all at home, 2 sons, William of Canton, OH and Charles at home; one brother, Joe, Ashland and 2 sisters, Mrs. Chester Davis, Louisa and Miss Teenie Jordan, Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

LOCKWOOD, Biddie
Mrs. Biddie Lockwood, 83, widely beloved resident of Boyd County and mother of Dr. Lockwood of Louisa, died last Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. B. Hale in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted from the Normal Presbyterian Church in Ashland Saturday and interment was made in the family cemetery at Lakewood. She was the widow of the late George Lockwood. Mrs. Lockwood formerly resided at Savage Branch and was a member of the Mary Moore Chapel of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Surviving are 2 daughters,, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Charles Ward, both of Ashland, 3 sons, Charles Lockwood of Kermit, WV, Earl Lockwood of Catlettsburg, and Ike Lockwood of Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Petch and Mrs. Julia Eskew both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ben Hudson of Ashland and Mrs. Nora Hickman of West Virginia and one brother, Harmon May of West Virginia. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

LYON, Oscar Madison
Oscar Madison Ly9onn, 65, native of Elliott County, died Monday at his home on Hood’s Creek, near Ashland. He was a son of Jesse and Fannie Pennington Lyon of Elliott County. Big Sandy news, Nov 4, 1938

MARCUM
A six months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marcum, was burned to death on
Thursday afternoon of last week when fire destroyed the Marcum home at Hewlett, 4 miles below Fort Gay. Mrs. Marcum had gone to a nearby home for a bucket of water and had left the child alone in the house. When discovered, the fire had almost completely enveloped the house which was a log structure and burned quickly. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 18, 1938

MARCUM, J. O.
Hon. J. O. Marcum, 73, prominent Wayne County lawyer, veteran member of the West Virginia legislature and a native of Louisa, died Saturday morning at his home in Ceredo. Mr. Marcum, was born in Louisa, a son of the late Judge and Mrs. W. W. Marcum, and resided here, until early manhood, later moving to West Virginia. He was married to Miss Rebecca Vinson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pharoah Vinson of Louisa, who survives him. Mr. Marcum was a former mayor of Ceredo, serving from 1913 through 1915 and was elected to the legislature in 1924, 1926, 1930 and 1936. His present term would have expired January 1. Mr. Marcum was a member of the Huntington Rotary  Club, the Ceredo-Kenova Chamber of Commerce, and the legislative committee of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Ceredo Congregational church, the Masonic order, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine. Funeral rites were conducted at the home in Ceredo Monday with the Masons officiating. Interment was made in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Those from Louisa who attended the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Vinson, Dr. A. W. Bromley, James Ferguson, Ernest E. Shannon, Robert Dixon, R. w. Vinson, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hodge, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Vinson, Mrs. Jennie Land, Miss Nancy Land, Ed Land, Jack Land, and Miss Anna Jane Halbert. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

MARSHALL, Sidney
Sidney Marshall, 54 years old, died at his home in Wayne, Tuesday morning of last week He had been ill for several years of diabetes but had only been bedfast for the past 3 weeks. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lou Morris Marshall; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tivis Little of Crum and Mrs. Vina Greathouse, at home; 4 sons, Marion, Otis, Harold, and Donald at home; his mother, Mrs. Abagail Marshall of Wayne 2 brothers, Cebern Marshall of Wayne and Alvis Marshal of Coleman; 2 sisters, Mrs. Scott Boyd of Ceredo and Mrs. Cleveland Ferguson of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted at the Wayne Baptist Church of which he was a member, Thursday afternoon by Rev. U. S. Pinson and Rev. Ohlinger with burial in the Spurlock cemetery near Wayne. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

MCHENRY, Flem
Flem McHenry, 76, lifelong resident of Louisa, died Monday night in a hospital in Lexington, He had been ill for more than a year. The body was returned here and funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Curtright funeral Home with Rev. S. W. Funk, pastor of the M.E. Church, south and Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery here. Mr. McHenry was a son of the late Fred and Julia Chapman McHenry and had resided here all of his life. He was a member of the Louisa M. E. Church South for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella McHenry, to whom he had been married 50 years; also by his step mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McHenry of Portsmouth, OH and one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Howland of Huntington and 3 grandchildren, R. B. Howland, of Huntington, Frank C. Howland of Morgantown, WV and Mrs. Ray Creasy of New York City. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

MICHAEL, Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Charles Michael, 30 years old of Prichard, Wayne county, died at 8:15 Nov 4 in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were held at the Shiloh church on Elijah Creek, with burial in the Prichard Cemetery. She is survived by the husband, a daughter, Mary Ann at home, her father, Reuben Thacker of Whites Creek and a brother John Harrison Thacker of Whites Creek. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 18, 1938

OSBORN, Charles L.
1847-1938
Charles L. Osborn, 91, esteemed citizen of the Blaine section, died last Friday at the home of his son, Norman Osborn, at Blaine after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Osborn was born near Blaine in 1847, son of Walter and Sallie Edwards Osborn, and had resided on a farm near Blaine all of his life. In early manhood, he conducted a general merchandise store and later served as a storekeeper-gauger for the federal government, but throughout his long life, he continued as a farmer and was one of the county’s substantial citizens. He had a wide and enviable record for honesty and fair dealing and was highly respected. One of the first members of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine, Mr. Osborn had been a master Mason for more than 50 years and some years ago was awarded a 50 year pin. He also had been a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 28 years. Despite his 91 years he enjoyed good health until a few days before  his death and the day after the November 8 election he came to Louisa and was greeted by many friends. His son, Norman Osborn, is a member of the Lawrence county election commission. Funeral was conducted Sunday from the home of Norman Osborn with the Rev. Hood Wallin of Martha, officiating. A large crowd of sorrowing relative and friends attended the rites. Mr. Osborn is survived by 2 sons, Norman Osborn of Blaine with whom he resided and A W. Osborn of The Point section of Louisa, one of Lawrence County’s  teachers. Mr. Osborn as thrice married. His first wife was Thursey Holbrook of Blaine, who was a sister of Rev. J. H. Holbrook, of Louisa, his second wife was Sena Creech of Fielden, Elliott County and his third wife, who has been dead nearly 7 years was a Miss Wells of Elliott County. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

PACK, Henry J.
Henry J. Pack, 80m who for many years conducted the Big Blaine Produce Company at Blaine, died at his home in Paintsville on Wednesday of last week. He had been in ill health for several weeks and death was attributed to the infirmities incident to advanced age. Mr. Pack was born on Hood near the Lawrence-Johnson County line. He conducted a store at Chandlersville before going to Blaine where he conducted the Big Blaine Produce Company for more than 15 years. He moved to Paintsville about 8 years ago. Mr. Pack’s first wife, Mrs. Trinvilla Wheeler Pack, died several years ago, and he later was married to a Paintsville lady, and went there to reside. He had no children. Funeral services were conducted at the old Pack homestead near Chandlersville Thursday of last week and interment was made there. He is survived by his widow and a large number of relatives. Mr. Pack was an industrious and honest citizen and was widely known through this section. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

PHIPPS, Edgar H.
Edgar H. Phipps, 55, circuit court clerk of Boyd County and widely known Boyd county democratic leaser, died at his home in Catlettsburg Tuesday night after a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at 6 p.m. Mr. Phipps had complained early in the day of feeling ill. However, he had visited his office, had discussed the election with friends, and walked about the city. In the late afternoon he went home, informed his wife he was ill, and went to bed. Mrs. Phipps was at his bedside when he was stricken. He remained unconscious until his death. He was county campaign manager for Governor A. B. Chandler when Chandler ran for governor 2 years ago. Mr. Phipps was born in Morgan County, KY, and was reared in Rowan County. He came to Ashland 25 years ago as an agent for the Standard Oil Co. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 11, 1938

SKEENS, Lindsey B.
Lindsey B. Skeens, 68, a native of the mouth of Tabors Creek section, five miles below Fort Gay, died Wednesday of last week in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 10 days. Funeral was conducted Saturday in the Wayne Avenue Baptist
Church in Ceredo and the body was brought to the mouth of Tabors Creek for interment. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 18, 1938

VINSON, Ed J.
Ed J. Vinson, 55, prominent Lawrence County citizen and for the past several months maintenance foreman in this county for the state highway department, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Louisa Monday at noon. Mr. Vinson complained of indigestion Sunday night and was unable to go to work Monday morning. Death came Monday at 11:45 a.m. Mr. Vinson was born and reared in this county, a son of Mrs. Jennie See Vinson of Louisa and the late Daniel Vinson. For many years he operated a farm on the Point, south of Louisa, but moved to Louisa several months ago. He was prominent I democratic political circles and twice had sought the democratic nomination for sheriff of Lawrence County He is survived by his mother, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Kearns of Fort Gay, WV, 2 sons, Lawrence and Charles Vinson, at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Crum of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. C. L. Graham of Tollesboro, KY, and a grandson, Eddie Scott Kearns of Fort Gay. A crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends which filled the church to overflowing, attend the funeral rites held Wednesday afternoon in the Louisa Christian Church. Rev. Roud Shaw, pastor of the church conducted the service, assisted by Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Baptist Church. The body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to the See Cemetery, 3 miles south of Louisa, for interment. Scores of his former neighbors in that section, who were unable to attend the funeral here, were at the cemetery and attended the burial rites. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

WOODS, Billy
Billy Woods, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Woods of Hemphill, died Wednesday morning, Nov 16 in Stevens Clinic at Welch, WV, following a heart ailment of several years. She was a niece of Mrs. Mack Bailey and Mrs. Benny Kadalsky both of Fort Gay and had attended school in Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Rev. Foster officiating. Interment was made in the Ieager Memorial Cemetery at Raderfiled, WV under direction of O. J. Douglas Funeral Home. Surviving besides her 2 aunts and her parents are 2 sisters, Petie and Margie Woods at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ambern of Hanora, WV and Mrs. Rebecca Woods of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

WOOTEN, Mary (Porter)
Mrs. Mary Porter Wooten, 84, sister of Mrs. T. B. Billups, of Louisa, died last Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Everett Hanks at Holden, WV. Funeral was conducted at Holden Sunday and the body was brought to this county for interment near Fallsburg. Mrs. Wooten was a native of North Carolina and a pioneer resident of Ashland having come here in infancy with her parents, the late James J. and Sally Duvall Porter. She is survived by 2 sons, Everett and William Porter both of Holden, 2 daughters, Mrs. Hanks of Holden and Mrs. John McDowell of Johnson County, KY, a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren and 2 sisters Mrs. N. B. Chapman of Ashland and Mrs. T. B. Billups of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 18,1938

WORKMAN, Elizabeth (Rowe)
Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe Workman, 62, wife of Hershel Workman of Fort Gay, died Friday morning at the Workman home in Fort Gay after an illness of nearly a year. Funeral was conducted at 2 from the M. E. Church, South in Fort Gay, and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Workman was a daughter of the late Erastus and Cereilda Hoge Rowe and was born and had resided at Fort Gay all of her life. She was a member of the Fort Gay M. E. Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. William Massey, and Mrs. J. J. Hess, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ellis Daniels of North Kenova, OH, and Mrs. Denver Vaught of Harrisburg, VA; 4 sons, Lace, Lucian and Harry Workman all of Fort Gay and R. B. Workman of Delbarton, WV and one brother, Robert Rowe of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Nov 4, 1938

YOUNG, Isabel
Mrs. Isabel Young, 73, of Cherokee, this county died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of a son, Denny Young, of South Webster, where she had been the last 3 weeks. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and complications. She is survived by 2 other sons, Charles and Ernest Young of South Webster, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Dora Moore of Richwood, Mfrs. Nora Holbrook of LaRue, Mrs. Roma Canry? Of Cha??, WV and Mrs. Frances Carter of Oldtown, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Nov 25, 1938

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ADAMS, W. H.
1866-1938
W. H. Adams, 72, native of Cordell and for many years a business man in Louisa and Ashland, died Sunday evening at his home at Beaver, OH, route 2, 4 days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. A son of Isaac and Ellen Horn Adams, Mr. Adams was born at Cordell, this county, Jun 9, 1866. He was associated for a number of years with Dixon-Moore & Company wholesale grocers in Louisa and served for 7 years as vice-president of the company. Later he conducted a large department store here and for a time engaged in real estate transactions. In 1925, he moved to Ashland and was a real estate operator there for several years, moving to a farm in Ohio 7 years ago. Mr. Adams was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine and had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 30 years. During his residence in Louisa he served for a time as member of the city board of education. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday night in the Curtright funeral car and remained at the funeral home until time of the funeral Wednesday. Last rites were conducted Wednesday morning in the Louisa Baptist Church with serviced conducted by Rev. Olus Hamilton, of Mt. Sterling, former pastor here, and Rev. J. C. Hager, present pastor of the church. The Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of –continued on page 5 which I failed to get. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 23,  1938

BACK, Martha Jane (McKinster)
1855-1938
Mrs. Martha Jane McKinster Back, 83, widow of the late W. F. “Billie” Back and a native of Ledocio, this county died Sunday morning at 5 at the home of a son, C. V. Back in Fort Gay, WV. She sustained a fracture of the hip in a fall 2 years ago and never fully recovered. She was born at Ledocio, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Vanhoose McKinster, and resided at Ledocio most of her life. For the past year she had made her home with her son in Fort Gay. Her husband, W. F. “Billie” Back, died 21 years ago. He was a well known school teacher and attorney in this county. Funeral rites were conducted Monday at 2 at the M.E. Church at Chapman and interment was made in the Smith Cemetery near Chapman. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for 54 years. She is survived by a son, C.V. Back of Fort Gay, WV, a daughter, Mrs. M. F. Preece of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Beaver, OH and Mrs. James Estep of Ledocio, KY and one brother, Albert McKinster of Noris, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

BALL, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Ball, 83, died on Wednesday of last week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tom Jarrells near Catlettsburg. She was a sister of Charles Bernard of near Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 9, 1938

BLEVINS, John Elliott
Paintsville, KY—John Elliott Blevins, 66, of Paintsville was fatally shot last Sunday afternoon in the section known as Turkey Knob near the C & O depot here and Vincell Vanhoose is alleged to have fired at Blevins’s daughter, Mary, age 22, the ball taking effect in her arm. Then as Mr. Blevins emerged from the home, Vanhoose is said to have fired at him, the bullet taking effect in his stomach. Blevins died the next day in a hospital. Vanhoose is a brother of Arthur Vanhoose who was killed in the same section about 2 months ago by Mrs. Georgia May Mullins, who was given a term of 21 years in prison at the last term of court. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

BUSH, Laura Ann (Keller)
Laura Ann Bush, 85 year old, widow of the late Tivis Bush, died at her home near Tuscola on Little Catt, Saturday. She was the daughter of the late John W. And Tilda B. Keller, was born and reared in Lawrence County and had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 at the home of a son, W. S. Bush, of Tuscola with Rev. Fred Vanhorn in charge. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Duke Johnson of Pleasant Plains, OH, Mrs. Oster Howell and Mrs. Harry James both of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. E. H. Enyart of Burbank, CA and Mrs. James Curm of West Jefferson, OH, Also surviving are 2 sons, W. S. and John Bush, both of Tuscola and one brother, W. w. Keller of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 30,1 938

CARTER, G. B. “Bert”
1866-1938
G. B. “Bert” Carter, 74, former Lawrence County school teacher and form many years store manager for various coal companies in this section, died early Thursday morning at his home in Louisa. He had been in failing health for several months. He became seriously ill Wednesday evening and grew rapidly worse, succumbing the next morning at 6. Mr. Carter was born at Yatesville in 1866, a son of the late George and Emmaline Hutchinson Carter. He attended the University of Kentucky and then taught school in this county for a number of years. Later he worked in a store at Fallsburg and then went to Princess to manage a company store. For a number of years he was manager of the Torchlight Coal Company store at Torchlight in this county and later managed a store for D. A. Leffingwell & Company at Paintsville. About 1925 he became manager of a store for the Glogora Coal Company at Glo, Floyd County and served in this capacity until he retired an moved to Louisa 3 years ago. He was a Mason and a member of the Louisa M. E. church, South. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Holt Carter, a son, Clyde Carter of Maytown, KY, a daughter, Mrs. Carl Martin of Paintsville and a brother, Attorney A. O. Carter of Louisa. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News went to press Thursday noon. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 30, 1938

CAUDILL, Lonza
1885-1938
Lonza Caudill, 52, died at his home in Louisa Tuesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Caudill was born at Winifred near Flat Gap, Johnson County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cordle but had resided here for a number of years. The body was taken to Winifred Thursday morning and funeral was conducted there Thursday afternoon from the home of a brother, Oza Cordle, with the Rev. Harris officiating. Interment was made in the Harris Cemetery near Winifred. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Rosa Castle Caudill; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Davis of Davisville, KY., and Mrs. Gay Fairchild, of Louisa, R. 3; two sons Roger Caudill of Louisa, and Ray Caudill, at home; one sister, Mrs. Elige Caudill, of Winifred, KY., and five brothers, Ben, Oza and Jerry Caudill of Winifred, KY., Noah Caudill, of Volga, KY., and Sanford Caudill, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

CHANDLER, Palmer
Palmer Chandler, 78, native of near Blaine, this county, died Friday of last week at the home of a sister, Mrs. Arlin Kelley at Lucasville, OH. Death was due to pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Sunday at Lucasville and interment made there. Surviving are these children: Henry Chandler of Lucasville, OH, James Chandler of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Jess Burton, Mrs. Z?? Ward, and Mrs. James Stewart of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Effie Osborn of Blaine, KY. He also leaves a brother, C. J. Chandler of Lucasville, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. Linda Fannin of Jackson, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Eldridge of Ironton, OH. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 30, 1938

CLARK, Elder
Elder Clark, 56, colored, died at his home in Louisa Friday morning at 10.Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home in Louisa and interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa. Clark was a son of Mrs. Sarah Freese of Louisa. Besides his other, he is survived by 2 brothers, Lewis and Anthony Clark both of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

DAY, Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson Day, 55, a grocer in Ashland for 30 years died Sunday. He was a native of Johnson County and resided in Elliott County before going to Ashland. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec, 30, 1938

FERGUSON, Henry A.
1854-1938
Henry A. Ferguson, 84, well to do farmer of Wayne county died Tuesday morning at his home on the Fort Gay-Wayne road 4 miles from Fort Gay. A son of John and Mary Owens Ferguson, he was born in Wayne County in 1854 and resided there all of his life. Funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at the home on Fort Gay with Rev. J. C. Hager pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church officiating. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Beckie Jude Ferguson; one daughter, Mrs. Claude Conock of Huntington and 6 sons, Freelin Ferguson of Kenova, WV, Curtis, Wayne, Elva and Lilbern Ferguson all of Fort Gay, route 1, and Oscar Ferguson at home. Big Sandy  News, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

FITZGERALD, Pricie (Hess)
Mrs. Pricie Hess Fitzgerald, 78, of Louisa, died Thursday of a heart attach while visiting in the home of her sisters, Mrs. Amanda Horn at Stonecoal, WV. Mrs. Fitzgerald was in apparent good health when she ate breakfast Thursday morning. She died suddenly a few minutes after suffering a sudden heart attack at 10 a.m. The body was returned to her home in Louisa and funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the home with the Rev. George D. Snow officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzgerald had been a member of the Baptist church for 60 years. She was born in Virginia but came to Eastern Kentucky when quite young and had spent practically all of her life in Louisa. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Josie Fitzgerald of Louisa and one son, Harrison Fitzgerald, of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Horn of Stonecoal, WV and 8 grandchildren, Harold Fitzgerald of Charleston, WV and Goldia, Geneva, Delores, William, Ham, Charles, George and Harrison Fitzgerald, Jr. all of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

FRANCE, Andrew J.
Andrew J. France, 82, retired farmer of the Meades Branch section, died at his home there, Tuesday morning after a long illness. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home and interment was made in the Judd family cemetery. Mr. France had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 15 years. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Owen Stein?? Of Louisa, and Mrs. David France of Beaver, OH; 3 sons, Tom France of Louisa, R. L. and 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, His wife, Mrs. Hester Thompson France died last June. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 9, 1938

GOBLE, John H.
John H. Goble, 31 of Prestonsburg, and formerly an employee of The Big Sandy News, committed suicide Saturday in a rooming house at Allen, Floyd County, it has been learned. According to Floyd County corner Elliot Prayter, who conducted an inquest, Goble was found in his room with a blanket wrapped around his head as a hood and the hose from a gas jet held near his mouth, he was found lying on the floor of his gas filled room.  Efforts at resuscitation were futile. He went to Allen after telling his parents that he was going to Tennessee seeking work.  In his pocket was found one-half of a partially burned dollar bill and his membership card with a typographical union.  When leaving home, two days before, he was reported to have had “seven or eight” dollars. He was born in Louisa, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Goble but moved to Prestonsburg with his parents when quite young. His father is employed by the Floyd County Times. At the time of his death his other was confined to her bed by an infected hand and a broken collar bone sustained in a car wreck, and she was unable to attend the funeral, which was conducted at the Prestonsburg Presbyterian Church Monday by Rev. A. L. Maimberg and Rev. A.C. Harlow. Interment was made in the Mayo Cemetery near Prestonsburg. Young Goble was known in every Big Sandy printshop as a printer and linotype operator. He had been employed on Louisa, Paintsville, Prestonsburg and Pikeville newspapers. In addition to his wife, son and mother, he is survived by his father, H. L. Goble, 3 brothers, Charles, James E. and Daniel Kent and 2 sisters, Mrs. John R. Baldridge of Waroo and Miss Louisa of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday Dec 9, 1938

GUSSLER, Richard
Richard Gussler, 80, for many years a merchant at the Forks of Little Blaine, and on Rich Creek, died on Thursday morning of last week at his home near Rich Creek. He had been in failing health for a number of years and retired from the merchandising business 4 years ago. Death was attributed to heart trouble and infirmities incident to advanced age. Funeral was conducted at the home Friday afternoon with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating and interment was made in the Hayes Cemetery. Mr. Gussler was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Coming to this county from Mercer County, VA when a youth, Mr. Gussler had spent practically all his life in this county. For 15 years he was a merchant at the forks of Little Blaine and on Rich Creek. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louisa Hayes; 2 sons, Fred and Freet  Gussler of Adams; 2 daughters, Mrs. John J. Thompson and Mrs. Leecher Damron, both of Little Blaine and one sister, Mrs. Harmon Blackburn of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

HARDIN, Harvey
Harvey Hardin, 62, farmer of near Gallup, died at his hoe there Wednesday morning at 12:35 after a week’s illness of heart trouble. Funeral will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 1 from the home with the Rev. S. D. Ball officiating. Mr. Hardin was a member of the Louisa I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Moore Hardin, 3 daughters, Mrs. H. A. Young, of Gallup and Misses Virginia and Louann at home; 3 sons, Floyd and James W. Hardin at home and Thomas Hardin of Lexington, KY. He also is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, T. J., Ben, Ja??, and John Hardin all of Inez, KY and Mrs. Belle Parsons of Gallup, KY and Mrs. Rebecca Preece of Martin County and Mrs. Sally Preece of Blaine. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

HARRIS, Ely
Ely Harris, ?8, a native of East Fork and brother of Mrs. Loftis Borders of Louisa and Fort Gay, died Friday of last week at his home in Kenova. Funeral was conducted Monday in the Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Harris, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blair Harris of East Fork, KY; 3 brothers, McKinley Harris of Catlettsburg and Howell and Blair Harris, Jr. both of East Fork and 4 sisters, Mrs. D. Bolt of Catlettsburg, Mrs. John Compton of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Howard Queen of Ashland and Mrs. Loftis Borders of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

HAYES, Tennie (Thompson)
1891-1938
Mrs. Tennie Thompson Hayes, 47, wife of Charles Hayes, died early Tuesday morning at her home on Georges Creek after a brief illness. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home with Rev. Dave A. Hayes officiating. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years. Mrs. Hayes was born at Norris, this county, a daughter of Mrs. Coridla Miller Thompson and the late Mont Thompson. She is survived by her husband and mother, six daughters, Mrs. Forest Moore, Mrs. Randall Hayes and Mrs. Ray Pigg of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Harry Beasley of Pontiac, MI, and Misses Estalene and Darlene Hayes, at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Garfield France, Mrs. John Ball and Mrs. Mack Snavely of Columbus, OH; Mrs. Dillon Moore of Mattie, KY, Mrs. Tela O’Bryan of Norris, KY and Misses Dealta and Madge Thompson, at home; and one brother, Bob Thompson of Norris, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 30, 1938

HICKMAN, Julia (Butler)
1861-1938
Mrs. Julia Hickman was born Nov 18, 1861, and died Dec 16, 1938, aged 77 years, and one month. She was the daughter of George W.  and Atha Jane Preston Butler of Johnson County. She was married to John W. Hickman, Feb 20, 1884, who preceded her in death 36 years ago. To this union were born the following children, George of Ashland, Nola, the wife of Jim Moore (deceased), Willie Dennis of Ashland, Charlie of McCarr, KY, Gordon at home, Atha Jane, also at home, Augustus of Cordell and Laura the youngest at home. She is survived by 18 grandchildren. “Aunt” Julia Hickman, as she was fondly known by her neighbors and friends was a member of a large and prominent family of Johnson County. She was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Missouri Butler, Robert J. Butler, Arminta Witten and James P. Butler. She is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Caleb Lemaster of Staffordsville, Mrs. Ella Butler of Paintsville, Mrs. Fred Meade of Staffordsville and Mrs. Will McKenzie of Mingo and one brother, Gus Butler of River, KY. She also leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

LEADINGHAM, Archie Guy
Archie Guy Leadingham, 22, of Ashland and a native of Hitchins, was found dead on Tuesday of last week at his home in Ashland. Death was attributed to asphyxiation. Burial was made at Hitchins. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Leadingham, 3 sisters, Mrs. Jesse Whitt of Ashland, Mrs. Madge Wells of Hitchins, KY and Mrs. Hazel McFarland of Ashland and 5 brothers Elba Leadingham, of Willard, KY, Herbert Leadingham of Hitchins, KY, Gabe Leadingham of Ashland, Earnest Leadingham of Washington Court House, OH and Deward Leadingham of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

LEVISAY, Mrs. Christian
Mrs. Christian Levisay, 75, colored, died Monday afternoon at her home in Huntington and the body was returned to Fort Gay Thursday and interred in the colored cemetery near Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, George T. Levisay and 3 sisters, Sarah Jones of Huntington, Phyllis Radcliff of Fort Gay and Emma Pogon?  Of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

May, Pricie Jane
Mrs. Pricie Jane May, 82, a native of Martin County, died last week at her home at Mather, Mingo County, WV. Burial was at Oppy, KY. Surviving are a son, Sam D. May, Delbarton, WV; 2 brothers, Clarence Hensley, Mather, WV and William H. Hensley, Warfield, KY, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Henderson Burgett, Turkey Creek, KY, Mrs. Lafe Marcum, Crum, WV and Mrs. Marion Boyce, Huntington. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

NEICE, Frances Jean
A two days illness of diphtheria proved fatal last Saturday morning to Frances Jean Neice, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lark Neice of Meades Branch. Private funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home by the Rev. D. A. Hayes and interment was made in the family cemetery. Besides the parents, she is survived by one brother, Eugene, at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

O’NEAL, Dana
Dana O’Neal, 45, former Louisan, was shot and almost instantly killed in Catlettsburg last Saturday evening and Chris Lawrence, 62, of Whites Creek, formerly a driller in this county is being held as the slayer. The fatal shooting took place in the Green Front Café on Center Street about 6 Saturday evening in the presence of 3 persons, including Bert Childers, special police officer. Coroner J. C. Hall said the bullet from a .38 caliber pistol entered O’Neal’s left arm, then entered the breast and ranged downward, passing though his heart, lungs and liver and lodged under the skin on the right side. Policeman Childers was quoted by newspapers as saying that O’Neal and Lawrence had engaged in an altercation earlier in the day and that the argument was resumed when they met in the
Green Front Café. Examing trial for Lawrence was held before County Judge George G. Bell in Catlettsburg, Wednesday and he was charged with ???? murder and held in jail without bond. He was represented by John Waugh. O’Neal was born in this county, a son of Judge and Mrs. W. D. O’Neal and resided in Louisa until the family moved to Catlettsburg about 20 years ago. His wife is the former Miss Jean Spencer, daughter of the late D. C. Spencer of Louisa. Mr. O’Neal was employed by the State Highway Department and worked in Ashland. He was a member of the Catlettsburg Lodge of Elks and was widely known. Lawrence formerly was employed as an oil well driller in this county and is known here to many people. Funeral for O’Neal was conducted Monday at the home with the Rev. Arden P. Keyser and Rev. W. C. Pierce officiating, and burial was made in the Catlettsburg cemetery with the Catlettsburg lodge of Elks in charge of the service at the grave. Continued on page 5 which I failed to get. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 30, 1938

PELPHREY, W. B.
W. B. Pelphrey, 70, brother of Mrs. D. J. Chandler of Lowmansville, died Friday at his home in Ashland. Funeral and interment took place in Ashland Sunday. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

PHILLIPS, J. M.
J. M. Phillips, 72, died last Friday noon at his home in Louisa after an illness of seven weeks of complications incident to advanced age. Mr. Phillips was born in Johnson County, a son of the late John and Mary Dickinson Phillips. He had been a resident of Louisa the past 12 years.  Funeral was conducted from the home Saturday afternoon with the Rev. S. W. funk pastor of the M. E. church South, officiating. Interment was made Sunday in the Hay Cemetery at Smokey Valley. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Stinson Phillips, one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Adkins of Louisa and 6 sons, Sterling of Sandy Hook, KY, William of Grayson, KY, John of Middletown, OH, Virgil of Ashland, KY, Estill of Franklin, OH and Ray of Fort Knox, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 30, 1938

QUEEN, Wiley
1862-1938
Wiley Queen, 76, of Echo, was fatally injured when struck by an automobile near his home Friday morning Dec 2 and died a short time later at the office of Dr. William I. Porter in Wayne. The car which struck Mr. Queen was driven by Estil Woolum, 22 of Cinderella, Mingo County. Woolum and 3 friends were coming to Wayne County to hunt placed Mr. Woolum in their car and brought him to Wayne. Pharoah Osburn, Wayne county coroner, at an inquest conducted shortly after Mr. Queen’s death, returned a verdict of accidental death. As is customary in such cased Mr. Woolum was arrested on manslaughter charge. He was held for the grand jury and released under bond of $1,000. Member of the Queen family said they believed the elderly man met his death when he stepped out to flag the automobile in the belief it was his son, Charles Queen, for whom he was waiting to ride to Wayne. Woolum told officers that when he first saw Mr. Queen he was standing beside the highway talking to 2 men but that when the cars came within but feet of the aged man he suddenly lurched across the road in front of the machine. Mr. Queen, whose family is one of the most prominently known in Wayne County, was a native of the county and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Queen. He was born Feb 8, 1862 and had resided in the county all his life. He engaged in the timber business in Wayne and Lincoln Counties. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

RATCLIFF, Mose
Mose Ratcliff, died of a heart attack at his home at Crum, WV, Dec 14. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Clista Salmons Ratcliff and the following children: George Ratcliff of Waterford, OH, Pearl Ratcliff of Haverhill, OH, Walter Ratcliff of McDermitt, OH, John Ratcliff of Missouri Branch CCC camp, Will and Dennie Ratcliff of Crum, and Er?? Ratcliff of U. S. Army statione at Ft.Knox, KY, Mrs. Minerva Stafford of Panther and Mrs. Ida Brumfield of Ironton, OH. Burial was in the family cemetery near his home. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 30,1938

REYNOLDS, Leona (Miller)
1888-1938
Mrs. Leona Miller Reynolds, 50 , wife of Grandy Reynolds of Pikeville and a native of this county, died on Tuesday of last week in Pikeville. Mrs. Reynolds was born in this county in 1888, a daughter of Oliver and Laura Judd Miller who now reside in Catlettsburg. She was married to Mr. Reynolds in 1907 and has lived in Pikeville since then. Funeral was conducted last Thursday in Pikeville and interment was made in the Reynolds Cemetery at Coal Run. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Miller of Catlettsburg, one sister, Mrs. Joe St?? of Catlettsburg and brother, Frank Miller, also of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 30,1938

RILEY, Rosa (Green)
1870-1938
Mrs. Rosa Green Riley, 68, a native of Webbville, this county, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Viola Frank, in Sciotoville, OH after a brief illness of complications. She was born Dec 11, 1870 at Webbville, a daughter of Thomas and Jemima Green. She was married to Oscar Riley in 1895. Her husband and 2 sons preceded her in death and she moved to Wakefield, OH in 1915. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Wakefield Church and interment made in the Howard Cemetery at Coopersville, OH. Surviving are these children, Mrs. Mae McCormick and Mrs. Frank of Sciotoville,  Mrs. Mary Fields of Lucasville, Leonard and Elmer Riley of Blasdell, NY and Warren Riley of Dayton. She also leaves 9 grandchildren and 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham, Mrs. Julia Rice and Mrs. Katherine Simpson all of Kentucky. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

ROWE, James
James Rowe, 18, died at his home near Newfoundland Friday morning after a lingering illness. He leaves his father, James Rowe, Sr., 5 sisters, Florence, Mona, Emma, Sarah and Margaret and 2 brothers, Richard and John Lee. Funeral services were conducted  at the home Sunday morning by Rev. Estes and burial in family cemetery beside his mother who died 4 years ago. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

SCARBERRY, Virgil
Virgil Scarberry, 40, farmer of the Georges Creek section, died Tuesday morning at his home after an illness of one year. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home and interment was made in the Preston family cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Scarberry, his wife, Mrs. Ollie S. Scarberry and a son and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 23, 1938

SEGRAVES, Eadie Belle
Mrs. Eadie Belle Sagraves, 73, mother of Mrs. Adeline Skaggs of Lowmansville, died on Wednesday last week at herr home at Puritan Mines in Mingo Co., WV. The body was taken to her former home at Grayson for interment. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

SMITH, John
John Smith, 71, a native of Elliott County died Thursday of last week at his home at Rubyville, Portsmouth, OH. He was born in Elliott County in 1867?, a so of Hayden and Vina Osborn Smith. He went to Scioto County 16 years ago and had been employed by the N & W Railway. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

SPEARS, W. R.
W.R. Spears, 74, well known Wayne County farmer, died Saturday night at his home on Mill Creek, near here, after an illness of 3 years. Mr. Spears was born at East Point, Johnson County, KY, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Robertson Spears, but moved to Mill Creek 45 years ago and resided there since. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek with Rev. Sam Wellman, pastor of the Fort Gay M. E. Church, officiating. Mr. Bartram professed conversion in the Bartram Chapel exactly ?? years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isadore Robinson Spears, 6 daughters, Mrs. Otto Wellman, Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs. Lewis Wilson, Fort Gay route 2, Mrs. Wayne Shepherd, Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Bias See, and Mrs. Ed Lynch, Fort Gay and Mrs. Russell Crabtree, Fort Gay route 2; and 4 sons, M. L. Spears, Garland Spears, L. w. Spears and Burgess Spears, all of Fort Gay, route 2, Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

THOMPSON, Amos
Amos Thompson, 45, farmer of Noris died Thursday at his home after an illness of one month. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the Spencer Chapel with the Rev. W. T. Fraley officiating and interment was made in the Judd family cemetery on Little Blaine under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Thompson was a son of Amos and Samantha Miller Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Spencer Thompson, 3 children, 3 sisters, Mrs. Roy Hayes, Mechanicsburg, KY, Mrs. L. B. Spencer, Borderland, KY and Mrs. U. S. McGranahan of Louisa and one brother, Monroe Thompson of Waynesburg, KY. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 9, 1938

THORNSBERRY, Logan M. “Bud”
Logan M. “Bud” Thornsberry, 14, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday night of an accidental gunshot would in his head sustained while hunting Sunday. Thornsberry was wounded at noon Sunday when a single-barrel shotgun with which he had been hunting was accidentally discharged wthen the young sat down to rest at the Ike Fannin home on East Fork. He was returning home when the tragedy occurred and it is believed that his gun slipped from his hand as he sat down on an old washing machine to rest. The charge from the 2 gauge shotgun tore away a portion of his skull over the left ear. He was brought to a hospital here and ied at 9:40 Sunday night. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Trinity M. E. Church, south and interment was made in the Thornsberry cemetery on East Fork Besides the parents he is survived by 2 sisters, Miss Juanita and Sophia at home and one brother, George Thornsberry also at home. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 9,1 938

WALKER, Charles E.
Charles E. Walker, 72?, deputy circuit clerk at Wayne, WV, died Friday at his home of a heart ailment. Mr. Walker had served three terms as circuit clerk in Wayne County He was the son of th elate Harrison and Amanda E. Walker. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nettie Walker, 2 sons, Lawrence and Everett Walker of Wayne; 2 daughters, Mrs. I E. Brammer and Mrs. Verle Childers of Huntington, a brother, Dr. Everett Walker of Buckhannon, WV; 2 half brothers, Congressman J. J. Mansfield of Washington, D. C. and Fletcher Mansfield of Texas. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 2, 1938

WARD, William Reily
William Reily Ward, 39, a native of Bear Creek, was killed Thursday of last week in a slate fall in a coal mine at Princess where he was employed. He was born on Bear Creek in 1899, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ward. Surviving are his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Meade of Ashland, 2 sons, George L. Ward and Charles Cecil Ward, both of Flatwoods, KY; one sister, Mrs. Ethelbert Barber of Westwood, KY; 2 brothers, Frank Ward of Buchanan, KY and Robert Ward, of Cannonsburg, KY; one foster brother, George W. Meade of Ashland and 4 foster sisters, Mrs. George Miranda of Flatwoods, Mrs. Albert Culbertson, of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Charles Wells of Dayton, OH and Miss Dora Meade of Ashland. His wife, preceded him in death. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

WATKINS, Alva Curtis
Alva Curtis Watkins, 64, native Louisian, died Wednesday of last week in a hospital at A??? , OH. Mr. Watkins was born Feb 18, 1874 in Louisa, and was a son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Watkins. His wife died in 1920 and also  children. Surviving are these children: Forest Watkins, Portsmouth, OH, Golden and Ova Watkins, Columbus, OH, Watt Watkins, Mrs. Marie Galiowitz and Mrs. Florence Neeb of Mono??? Falls, WS and Mrs. Reba Hamilton of Chicago. He also leaves 2 brothers, George Watkins of this county and L?? Watkins of Gallipolis, OH. Funeral was conducted at Lucasville, OH Saturday and interment made there. Big sandy News, Friday, Dec 30,1 938

WILSON, Gladys Marguerite
1917-1938
Miss Gladys Marguerite Wilson, 21, of Huntington, died in a hospital there Dec 7 after a brief illness. Miss Wilson was born in Fort Gay Dec 10, 1917. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Reynolds and Mrs. W. a. Carnahan, both of Huntington, 3 brothers, Cass Wilson of New Jersey, Harris and L. D. Wilson, of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 10 at the residence by Rev. Oscar Sutherland with burial in a cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Friday, Dec 16, 1938

YOUNG, Homer
Homer Young, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Young, of Webbville, route 1, died in a hospital in Columbus, OH, on Friday night of last week of injuries he sustained the day before Thanksgiving when struck by an automobile just south of the city limits of Columbus. Young had been visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Adams in Columbus and was returning with his cousin, Harry Adams, from a football game when the accident occurred. Constable Roy Lowder of Columbus, named Rexford Bayes of Lockbourne, OH, as the driver of the car that struck Young, fracturing his skull. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed Friday night. The body was returned to this county and funeral was conducted Monday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young near Webbville. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Young, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young  and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Caldwell; 3 brothers, Walter, Edwin and Sam, Jr., one sister, Miss Imogene Young; 7 uncles, Ossie, Claude, Herman, John and Watt Young and Dock and Troy Caldwell and 4 aunts, Mrs. Nellie Adams, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Hattie McNeal, Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Naomi Holbrook, Webbville, KY and Mrs. Betty Blevins of Orr, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday Dec, 2, 1938

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