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BAYES, William R.
William R. Bayes, 89, well-known citizen of the Webbville section, died suddenly Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Fields of Rush, route 1, Boyd County. Mr. Bayes was born and reared near Glenwood, but had made his home with a son, Younger Bayes, near Webbville, for the past several years. He was stricken suddenly while visiting his daughter in Boyd County. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at the Glenwood Church and burial was made there. Surviving are one son, Younger Bayes, of Webbville, 4 daughters, Mrs. John Fields, route 1, Rush, KY, Mrs. Joseph Fannin, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Lark Lawson, Tuscola, KY and Mrs. John Fuller of Texas, 35 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jan 30, 1942

BOYD, Lydia (Cassell)
Lydia Boyd, wife of the late Cass Boyd, departed this life Tuesday Jan 13, 1942, at the age of 89 years 2 months and 9 days. "Aunt Lydia", as she was called by all her friends, had been in poor health for the past 2 years, and was stricken with a stroke on Dec 24. She was the daughter of Jackson and Fanny Boyd Cassell, and was born and reared in Lawrence county. At the age of 15 years she was married to James Monterville Williamson. to this union were born 8 children, 7 of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Mille Reeve, Mirando City, TX; one sister, Mrs. W. B. Vanhoose, Plain City, OH, one brother, Matthew Cassell, of Stockton, CA; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a great many friends and relatives. She died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Asbury Ward of West Van Lear, where she had made her home for the past several years. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church since early girlhood and had often expressed the desire of late for the Lord to call her as she was ready to go--and just waiting. Funeral preparations were made by the Jones Undertaking Establishment of Paintsville and interment was made in the family cemetery at Richardson. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1942

BURGESS, John B.
1861-1942
John B. Burgess, 80, widely known Wayne County farmer and businessman died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital after a month's illness. Services Tuesday at the Wayne Methodist Church were followed by brief rites at the Mount Vernon Methodist Church near Herbert, Wayne County. Burial was in the Mount Vernon cemetery. Officiating at the funeral was the Rev. L. M. Barnett, pastor of the Mount Vernon church, the Rev. Henry Mullens, a retired Methodist minister, and the Rev. H. V. Bennett, pastor of the Wayne Methodist Church. A native of Boyd County, KY, Mr. Burgess was born on Sep 17, 1861. He resided in Kentucky until he was 24 when he moved to Wayne county and was married to Miss Era Garrett who died Aug 4, 1933. Mr. Burgess resided for 56 years at the Burgess home at Herbert 3 miles below Wayne, and conducted a stock farm. he was the youngest of a family of 13 children. A founder and charter member of the Mount Vernon Methodist Church, Mr. Burgess also was a founder of the First National Bank of Ceredo and served on its board of directors until his death. Because of his lat illness, he was unable to attend a meeting of the bank board last Thursday, marking the first time he had missed a session. At the church he helped establish, Mr. Burgess taught an advanced Sunday school class for 50 years. He was active in politics and served for 7 years as chairman of the Wayne county Republican Executive Committee. The presidency of the McClure-Garrett-Burgess Family Reunion Association was another office he held. Surviving are a brother, Dr. William Burgess of Russell, KY, 2 sisters, Mrs. Davis Martin, sr., of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Kate Stoughton of Huntington, 2 sons, George M. Burgess and W. Earl Burgess of Wayne, a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Ferguson of Wayne and 5 grandchildren, C. W. Ferguson, III, Dorothy Lee Ferguson, Virginia Lee Burgess, Malinda Ann Burgess and John Morgan Burgess, II. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1942

BRYANT, Mary (Kennedy)
Mrs. Mary Kennedy Bryant, 82, of Savage Branch, Boyd county, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Powell, 1612 Hilton Ave, Ashland, after an illness of 3 years. Mrs. Bryant was born in Johnson County, KY a daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Neibert Kennedy. She lived at Savage Branch for 60 years and was the widow of the late Wade Bryant. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the daughter are 2 sons, Charles and Wade Bryant both of Savage Branch, 2 brothers, Price Kennedy, Mt. Vernon, IN and Lee Kennedy, Kenova, WV and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1942

CHAMBERS, Harry B.
Harry B. Chambers, 69, died Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. at the home of his brother, M. W. Chambers on The Point, a mile south of Louisa. Mr. Chambers had suffered a heart attack two days earlier. Funeral service will be conducted at the See Chapel on The Point Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cecil of Chapman, officiating. Deceased was born and reared in Louisa, a son of the late William R. and Sarah Davis Chambers. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 8 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of M. W. Chambers Wednesday evening and will lie in state there until the time of the funeral. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1942

CLARK, William F.
William F. Clark, 73, native of Pike County and a former resident of this county, died Wednesday at his home at Maloneton, Greenup county after an illness of 3 months. He moved from this county to Greenup county many years ago and married Ella Harold. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Greenup county. Surviving are his wife and these children: Mrs. E. M. Burk, Jr., of Lynchburg, VA, Mrs. Milt Williams, Mrs. Curtis Newberry of Siloam, Mrs. Floyd Thomas of Greenfield, and Mrs. Victor Sowards, of Maloneton. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, a brother and 4 sisters, Edman Clark, Mrs. Frances Ratliff, Mrs. Mary Martha Miller, Mrs. Liddie Gross of Mossy Bottom, KY and Dara Belle Stepp, of Edgar, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1942

CLICK, Milton James
Milton James Click, 42, of Ashland, who resided here a few years ago while serving as office manager of the Louisa branch of the Warfield Gas Company, died at noon Wednesday at his home after an illness of 3 months. Mr. Click, a native of Greenup county, was office manager of the Fullerton office of the Warfield Gasp Company at the time of his death and had been employed by the company for 19 years. His wife is a daughter of the late George R. Diamond of the Smokey Valley section near Louisa. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Unity Baptist Church in Ashland with Rev. L. H. Tipton in charge, assisted by Rev. C. F. Froderman. Burial will be in the Ashland cemetery and fellow employees of the Warfield Gas Company will serve as pallbearers Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ossie Diamond Click, the parents, 5 brothers, Lum Click, Jr., Delbert, Harry, Carl and Lyle Click, 2 sons, Billy Ray and Milton Click, Jr., a daughter, Jo Ann at home, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Paul Hemlepp, Mrs. Glen Sparks and Mrs. Freeman Brown all of Ashland. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1942

CRABTREE, A. J.
Fort Gay, WV, Jan 6--A. J. Crabtree, 80, retired Wayne county farmer, died at 4 this morning at his home on Fort Gay, route 2 which is on Greenbrier Creek, 11 miles east of Fort Gay. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the home with Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiating, and interment made in the Bartram cemetery on Wolf Creek. Mr. Crabtree was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Crabtree and was born and reared on Greenbrier Creek. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. L. B. Holland of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Clay Author, Mrs. J. D. Perrow and Mrs. Lindsey Ramey, all of Huntington, Mrs. Raymond Osborn of Marysville, OH and Miss George Crabtree at home; 3 sons, Claude Crabtree of Kenova, WV, William Crabtree of Fort Gay and Fred Crabtree at home. Wife of the deceased, Mrs. Mary Thompson Crabtree, died in 1939. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1942

CURRY, Jane Y.
Mrs. Jane Y. Curry, venerable Wayne county matron, died in a Williamson hospital Thursday night after an illness. She was the widow of Mont Curry, prominent resident of Webb, WV who died in August 1940. Mrs. Curry, well-known and highly esteemed throughout this section, was a daughter of Isom and Sallie Romans and was born on Pigeon Creek Dec 13, 1854. Surviving children are Morgan Curry of Huntington, Mrs. Chloe Little of Webb, Thomas Curry of Huntington, Mrs. Celia Duncan of Bluefield, Harry Curry of Kermit, Mrs. Antha Shawyer, of Bluefield and Mrs. N. J. Franklin of Williamson. Funeral services were held at the home in Webb Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1942

DAVIDSON, Mart V.
Mart V. Davidson, 62, native of the Webbville section of this county, died Tuesday near Portsmouth where he was working on a construction project. A heart attack caused his death. He resided at route 1, Jackson, OH. His wife is the former Miss Cora Howard. Funeral will be held at the Hamilton Church near Jackson, OH Friday. Big Sandy news, Jan 30,1 942

FRAZIER, John S.
John S. Frazier, 37, Wayne restaurant proprietor and a constable in the court of Justice of the Peace J. L. Malcolm, died at 8:35 Saturday in a Huntington hospital where he had been a patient suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Nov 21. Mr. Frazier had lived in Huntington for approximately 4 years. He was a native of Kanawha county. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1942

HAMMONDS, Joseph
Joseph Hammonds, native of Louisa, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Hammondsville, OH, Jan 16. Mr. Hammonds was talking to a neighbor when he was stricken. He slumped in his chair and expired in a few moments. Deceased was born and reared in Louisa, a son of the late William and Nancy Hammond. He was employed for 18 years in the McLain Fire Brick Company plant, and was an active member of the Methodist Church. Funeral was conducted last Sunday at the Methodist Church, at Hammondsville with Rev. H. W. Middleton and Rev. N. S. Scott officiating and interment was made in the New Somerset cemetery. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Marie Tresz Hammonds, a daughter Mrs. Madge Brandt, and a son, Everett Hammonds, of Akron, a step son, Eugene Ernsberger of Hammondsville and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Johns of San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1942

HAYES, Elizabeth (Moore)
Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Hayes, 52, wife of Mathew Hayes, died Friday at noon at the Hayes home at Adams, 10 miles west of Louisa. Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late William and Belle Carter Moore and was born and reared in the Adams community. She had long been a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon from the home and interment made in the family cemetery. Surviving besides the husband are 8 daughters, Mrs. James Miller, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Tom Spencer, Noris, KY, Mrs. Frank Penix, Kenton, OH, Mrs. Charles Gallione, Mrs. Ralph Webber, Mrs. Paul Kazee, and Mrs. Bascom Blackburg, all of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. J. P. Miller of Louisa, route 1, 6 sons, Alva and Ottis Hayes of Columbus, OH, Oscar and James Hayes of Adams, and June and Carl Hayes, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Zach Childers, Louisa, route 1, Mrs. U. S. Kise, London, OH and Mrs.  William Hale, Mattie, KY and 4 brothers, Con and William Moore, of Columbus, OH, James Moore of Adams, KY and Joe Moore of Mechanicsburg, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 9,1 942

HEADLEY, Kate (Freese)
Mrs. Kate Freese Headley, native Louisan died Nov 16 in Philadelphia, PA The news learned this week. Funeral and interment was at Morristown, NJ the Headley ancestral home. Mrs. Headley was the daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Milton Freese and was born and reared here. She was a sister of the late Capt. F. F. Freese of Louisa and is survived by 2 daughters, and a son, all of Philadelphia and a sister, Mrs. O. W. Wroten of Harlingen, TX. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1942

HEWLETT, H. B.
1848-1941
H. B. Hewlett, 93, retired farmer and respected citizen of the Yatesville section, died Monday at 12:30 a.m. at the home of a son, Milt Hewlett of Yatesville. Mr. Hewlett had been ill for 12 days of complications. Deceased was  born and reared at Potter, 4 miles north of Louisa, a son of the late Henry Burch and Rachel Burke Hewlett, pioneer citizens of the lower Big Sandy Valley. He was born Nov 19, 1848. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 2 years. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Milt Hewlett home at Yatesville with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment made in the family cemetery. Mr. Hewlett is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nol Wellman, Chattaroy, WV and 4 sons, Burch and Milt Hewlett both of Yatesville, C. D. Hewlett of Louisa route 4, and Rev. D. A. Hewlett of Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1942

JOLLIFFEE, J. U.
J. U. Jolliffee, 78, a veteran oil man of the early boom days in West Virginia, died Friday shortly before noon at the Jolliffee home, Breezy Heights, near Louisa. Death, resulted from a heart attack, came as he sat before the fire in the living room at his home. He was born and reared at Pine Grove, WV, a son of James and Ruth Long Jolliffee and became identified with the oil industry as a young man. Mr. Jolliffee, was engaged as a contractor in the Texas fields for a number of years. He lived at Weston, WV where he was with the Standard Oil Co for 26 years before retiring 9 years ago and moving to Louisa, KY. He was a charter member of the Wetzel Masonic Lodge at Pine Grove, WV and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Brief funeral rites were conducted in the First Methodist Church here Saturday afternoon with Rev. T. J. Hopson and Rev. E. W. Elrod officiating. the body was taken Sunday in the Curtright funeral car to Pine Grove, WV and funeral services were held there the next day from the home of a brother, Amos Jolliffee. the Wetzel Masonic Lodge conducted its ritual at the interment. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Wallace Jolliffee, 5 daughters, Miss Josephine, at home, Mrs. Lora Wood and Mrs. Gay Cravens, both of Greggton, TX, and Mrs. Harry Neal of Port Lucca, TX, one son, J. Z. Jolliffee of Greggton, T and a brother, Amos Jolliffee, of Pine Grove, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1942

MILLER, Erie
1895-1942
Erie Miller, 46, of route 2, Catlettsburg and formerly of this county, died Wednesday of last week 48 hours after he had suffered a fractured skull and concussion in a fall on the ice near his home. A resident of Boyd County for the past five years, Mr. Miller was born Mar 26, 1895, at Webbville. He was a carpenter and a member of Local Union 472 at Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday at the Twenty-first Street Tabernacle with Rev. E. A. Curry, officiating. Burial was in the Grayson Cemetery at Grayson. Surviving Mr. Miller are the widow, Mrs. Jessie Miller, 3 sons, Homer, Clayton J. and Erie Miller, Jr., all at home, 3 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Maynard, of Catlettsburg, Elva Rose Miller, at home and Helen Marie Miller at home; 2 brothers, John of Chesapeake, OH and Roscoe of Jenkins, KY and one sister, Mrs. Nola Helton of Chesapeake. His parents were the late Anderson and Melvina Hensley Miller. Big Sandy News, Jan23, 1942

NOE, Victoria Ellen (Thompson)
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 27--Mrs. Victoria Ellen Noe, 72, wife of Alfred Noe, prominent farmer of Wayne county, died Friday night at 9 at the Noe home at Genoa, WV, route 1 following a sudden heart attack. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the Genoa school building with Rev. Henry Mullens of Wayne, officiating and burial made in the Endicott family cemetery at Genoa. The deceased was born and reared at Genoa, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Hannah Wilson Thompson, pioneer settlers in Wayne county. She had been a member of the Methodist church for 40 years. She is survived by the husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Anderson Harvey and Mrs. Elk Maynard, both of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Ora V. Trautwein of Sidney, WV; 4 sons, Carl, T. F. Pearl F. and Lewie Noe, all of Genoa; one sister, Miss Emma Thompson of Portsmouth, OH and 5 brothers,  Pearlie Thompson of Wayne, WV, A. D. Thompson, Ceredo, WV, Boyd and Felix Thompson of Portsmouth and Morris Thompson of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1942

SHEPHERD, William A.
William A. Shepherd, 40, of Ashland, a native of this county, was fatally injured Sunday when he was struck by a westbound C & O train in Ashland, after alighting from a bus. He died in an ambulance enroute to a hospital. Funeral was held Tuesday. He is survived by a daughter, Betty Jo, 16, at home, his mother, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertram McCann of Ashland and Mrs. Strother Wellman of Catlettsburg, 3 half sisters, Mrs. Fred Michels of Rush, KY, Mrs. Jake Fannin of Pedro, OH and Mrs. Ray Jones of South Webster, OH, 2 half brothers, James Shepherd of Rush, KY and Ike Lawson of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1942

WALTERS, Lawrence Herbert
Lawrence Herbert Walters, 2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dent Walters, died Friday afternoon at the Walters home at Richardson of complication following a two weeks illness of whooping cough. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the home of an uncle, Rev. G. W. Walters of Richard, with Rev. Fred Preston officiating and interment made in the Walters Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving besides the parents are 4 sisters and 8 brothers. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1942

WEBB, Hettie (Swann)
Mrs. Hettie Swann Webb, 48, wife of Maurice Webb, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Wednesday noon. She had been in failing health for 5 years and seriously ill for a week. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Cordell Church and interment will be made in the Swann Family Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Webb was born and reared at Cordell, a daughter of Lewis R. and Jane Green Swann. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for several years. Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Miss Mescal Webb, at home, 6 sisters, Mrs. Dave Williams and Mrs. Jake Williams, both of Caines Creek, KY, Mrs. Sam Perkins of Lansing, TN, Mrs. Emery Lester of Nettie, WV, Mrs. Dewey Jobe of Louisa, route 1, and Miss Mollie Swann of Louisa and 3 brothers, Dr. R. E. Swann of Louisville, KY, Ulysses Swann of Charley, KY and Lewis Swann of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 9,1942

WILSON, Mary (Shannon)
Mrs. Mary Shannon Wilson, 82, widow of the late Garred S. Wilson and well known resident of Louisa, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Creek Gearheart in Huntington. Mrs. Wilson, who made her home with her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wellman in Louisa had gone to Huntington about 4 months ago to visit her other daughter, She had been in failing health for some time. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Curtright Funeral Home here with Rev. R. C. Lockwood officiating and interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Besides the two daughters, she is survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ella McHenry of Louisa. Mrs. Wilson was born Dec 6, 1859, a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Alley Shannon. Her husband died 21 years ago. Big Sandy news, Jan 16, 1942

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BAILEY, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Bailey, 56, native of Flat Gap, who had resided in Portsmouth, OH the past 25 years, died last Friday in Springfield, OH, where he had been for several months. Deceased was a son of Thomas M. and Elizabeth Bailey and was born and reared at Flat Gap. He formerly was an employee of the Pure Oil Co in Portsmouth and was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge there. Funeral was conducted in Portsmouth Monday and interment made in Greenlawn cemetery there. Surviving are his wife, a nephew whom they reared, Junior Scaggs, another nephew, Eugene Scaggs and a niece, Hazel Scaggs, of Portsmouth, a stepson, John Baer of Columbus, and a brother, Elbert Bailey, who is at the Veterans Hospital at Chillicothe. A brother, Melvin Bailey, died a few months ago. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

BAY, Homer T.
Homer T. Bay, 55, former manager of the Standard Oil Company's distributing plant here, died Monday night in the Veteran's Hospital in Huntington where he had been a patient for 18 days. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for 3 years. Born at Cumberland, OH, Mr. Bay was a son of the late Aaron T. and Tirzah McKilvey Bay. He came to this section shortly after the close of the World War and worked for a number of years for the Cumberland Pipe Line Company. From 1924 to 1937, he was manager of the Louisa distributing plant of the Standard Oil Company. A veteran of the World War, he was a member of the W. O. Johnson Post American Legion of Louisa. He also was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa and the Louisa Masonic Lodge. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Louisa with the pastor, Rev. E. W. Elrod officiating, and interment was made in the Thompson family cemetery near Mattie under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The Louisa Legion post conducted its ritual at the interment and the Louisa Masons attended in a body. Mr. Bay and family had lived at Adams for the past several months, moving back to Louisa only recently. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Thompson Bay, 3 daughters, Miss Lillian Anne and Carol Bay, at home, one son, Homer T. Bay, Jr., at home, 2 stepsons, Bernard and Lorain Berry, both of Columbus, OH, a sister, Mrs. R. C. Pryor, Zanesville, OH and 2 brothers, Frank and Zall Bay, both of Lancaster, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

BOWLING, Sarah (Pennington)
Mrs. Sarah Bowling of Sandy Hook, died Jan 19 at her home. Hiram Pennington of Webbville is a brother. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

BOYD, Louise (Crawford)
Mrs. Louise Crawford Boyd, 33, native of Offutt, KY, and resident of Sciotoville, OH, died Wednesday of last week in Atlanta, GA. Burial was made at Offutt. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

BROWN, Jack
Sandy Hook, KY--Feb 25--Former Sheriff Jack Brown was shot to death on the Main Street of this Elliott county seat town late today, and his friend, Former County Clerk, Perry L. Foster, was charged with murder, County Attorney John A. Keck said. The shooting, Keck related, took place after the two had engaged in an argument over a pool game. The county attorney said Foster fired 2 shots from a revolver, one of which went wide and the other struck Brown near the heart. Brown, who, Keck said, was unarmed, died 10 minutes later in a doctor's office. Foster, 53, was held in the Elliott county jail tonight. time for an examining trial has not been set. Brown, who was 35, completed his term as sheriff last January 1. Foster served as county clerk from 1934 to 1938. Both men were Democrats and long had been friends. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

COOKSEY, Fonnie (Holland)
Fort Gay, WV, Feb 2--Mrs. Fonnie Holland Cooksey, 27, wife of Heston Cooksey, of Kestler, Logan county, died Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Susie Holland on Greenbrier Creek, 12 miles east of Fort Gay. Mrs. Cooksey had been ill for a year and had been at the home of her mother for 3 months. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Greenbrier church with Rev. Carmie Crabtree officiating, and interment was made in the Smith Cemetery at Coleman, WV. Deceased was a daughter of the late William Holland, of Fort Gay, route 2 and Mrs. Susie Trodgen Holland. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 5 years. Surviving besides the husband and mother are 4 sisters, Mrs. Beecher Noble, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Ellis McComas, Amhurstale, WV, Mrs. Henry Lambert, Aflex, KY, Mrs. Deane Boyd, Kenova, WV, 3 brothers, V. R. Holland, Portsmouth, OH and Mack and William Holland of Ceredo, WV and a daughter, Fern, at home. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

DAY, Nancy (Newsome)
Mrs. Nancy Newsome Day, 59, wife of John Day, died Wednesday night at her home on Two Mile after an illness of 3 months. She was a daughter of Rhodes and Ann Ball Newsome and was born and reared on Long Branch near Fallsburg. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the home with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Mart Moore officiating, and interment will be made in the Ball Cemetery on Long Branch. Surviving besides the husband are 6 daughters, Mrs. Bill Davis, Hazard, Mrs. Ellis Scott, Garrett, Miss Bertha Day, Ashland, Misses Margaret and Florence Day at home and Miss Mary day, Hazard, 4 sons, Leo and Leonard Day at home and Sanford Day, Camp Shelby, Miss., and Theodore Day, Washington, D. C., 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown, Long Branch, WV, Mrs. Will McCormick, Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Fred Pack, Louisa and one brother, Dee Newsome, Long Branch, WV. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

FREESE, Samuel M.
Samuel M. Freese, aged about 67, native Louisan, died Wednesday night at 9:05 at his home in Wheeling, WV relatives here have been informed. Mr. Freese had been in failing health for some months. The telegram said he died after a few days following a stroke. Mr. Freese, a son of the late Capt. Fran and Mary Burns Freese, was born and reared in Louisa and had visited here regularly during the 25 or more years he had resided in Wheeling. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at the time The News went to press. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Morton Freese, of Pittsburgh, PA and Sam M. Freese, Jr. with the Army in Alaska and 2 daughters, Mary and Catherine who are married and live in Wheeling and Parkersburg, respectively. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

FULKS, Mr. and Mrs. James
Fort Gay, WV, Feb 25--Mr. and Mrs. James Fulks, 2 of the 16 persons who perished when the towboat G. W. McBride of Huntington sank in the Ohio river at Newport early Sunday morning were the brother-in-lawn and sister of Mrs. Mary Raines of Fort Gay, widow of the late John B. Raines. The body of Mrs. Fulks, one of 3 women cooks aboard the boat, was taken out Tuesday night when the river dropped low enough to shoe the buckles cabin floor which had pinned her against a steam pipe. The McBride struck the L & N bridge pier and was shattered against the pier by a strong current. It was enroute from Huntington with a tow of coal. Among those lost were Captain Peter O. Lalance, veteran steamboat man of Ashland, and Captain Roy Eddington, of Augusta, pilot, along with 14 others, most of whom resided in Huntington and tri-state area. Death of Mr. and Mrs. Fulks, who resided in Huntington, left 2 orphan children, who have now gone to stay with an aunt at Proctorville, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

GILLIAM, Charles
GIBSON, Oscar
Two men were fatally injured and five others hurt when a grist mill at Isonville in Elliott county exploded Friday of last week. Charles Gilliam died enroute to a hospital in Paintsville and Oscar Gibson, former member of the Elliott county board of education, died in a Grayson hospital of a crushed thigh and other injuries. Gilliam's son, Gurney, suffered a broken leg and other injuries, and Ray Gilliam, another son, was slightly hurt. Cecil Fraley received cuts and bruises from flying debris, Steve Ison suffered a broken leg, and Lowell dials was slightly injured. The explosion occurred when an object in a turn of corn being ground caught in the burroughs, according to report. The mill was powered by a gasoline engine. Funeral for Charles Gilliam was conducted Sunday and funeral for Gibson was conducted in the Isonville Baptist Church Monday afternoon. Gibson is survived by his wife, 4 daughters and 4 sons. Big Sandy news, Feb 6, 1942

HATFIELD, Lewis E.
Lewis E. Hatfield, 42, operator of the plant of the Appalachian Electric Power Co. at Sprigg, WV died Tuesday of last week. He was a son of the late Floyd Hatfield and was born and reared at Sprigg. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

HOLBROOK, Charles R.
1876-1942
Charles R. Holbrook, 65, retired Ashland salesman and scion of a pioneer Lawrence county family, died Saturday at noon in the King's Daughters' Hospital where he had been a patient since becoming suddenly ill Thursday. Deceased was born and reared at Blaine, a son of the late A. M. "Mint" Holbrook and Nellie Wheeler Holbrook, pioneer citizens. As a young man he attended National University at Lebanon, OH. He had been an employee of the Peters Branch of the International Shoe Co. of St. Louis for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1936 because of failing health. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Ashland. Mr. Holbrook had traveled widely through Eastern Kentucky and was well known. He had resided in Ashland for more than 20 years. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon from the Clark Funeral Home in Ashland with Rev. Samuel R. Curry, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating and burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook's father, Mint Holbrooks, was one of the pioneer merchants at Blaine. Mr. Holbrook's first wife, was Nora Gartin. He is survived by 2 sons, Ray and Charles, Jr. both of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Stewart L. Houser of Ashland and Mrs. Arthur Williams of Chicago, IL; by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Richardson Holbrook and one brother, Chilt Holbrook of Chicago, IL. Five brothers, and 4 sisters have preceded him in death, Lum, John, Ralph and Dr. Scott Holbrook, Mrs. John T. Moore, Mrs. Stambaugh, Mrs. E. C. Berry and Miss Lydia Holbrook. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

KITCHEN, G. W.
G. W. Kitchen, 87, retired Greenup county farmer who was born in this county, died Tuesday of last week at his home in Portsmouth, OH. Deceased was born in this county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Kitchen, but had resided on a farm in Greenup county for 50 years before retiring and moving to Portsmouth. His wife, Cynthia Ann Kitchen, died in1 928. Surviving are three sons, John W., Murphy and W. E. Kitchen, all of Portsmouth. Burial was made near Garrison, Greenup County. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

LAKIN, Mary E. (Farmer)
Fort Gay, WV, Feb 19--Mrs. Mary E. Lakin, 76, widow of the late Richard Lakin and mother of the nationally known evangelist Rev. Bascom R. Lakin of Indianapolis, died Monday morning at the Lakin home at the forks of Big Hurricane, 4 miles from here. She had been in failing health for 8 years. Funeral rites were conducted at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ben Curnutte and Rev. Audry Lester officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. A large crowd attended the rites of this good woman. Mrs. Lakin was born and reared in Tazewell County, VA, a daughter of Samuel and Catherine Rhury Farmer. She came to Wayne County 54 yeas ago. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Smith and Mrs. W. C. Michael, both of route 1, Prichard, WV; 3 sons, Rev. Bascom R. Lakin, Indianapolis, IN, J. S. Lakin of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, and C. Y. Lakin of Gallipolis, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. T. P. Topping of Ragland, WV and Mrs. M. G. Conkey of Lodi, OH. Mrs. Lakin's husband, the late Richard Lakin, died in 1924. Mrs. Lakin had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1942

LEMASTERS, Lon
Wilbur, KY--Feb 10, Death again visited our community Jan 30 and took one of our best and noblest citizens, Lon Lemasters. His death came suddenly. He  and one of his sons had been out that morning about the place. They were coming in home near the noon hour and were near the house when he slumped to the ground dead. His death was a great shock, so unexpected to all as he had never complained of being sick in any way, only just before he fell he told his son he had heartburn. That was his last statement. His death has cast a gloom over all that knew him. He was well liked by all his friends and neighbors and will be sadly missed in the home and by his heart broken family. He was an ideal companion, a true and loving father. May they ever put their trust in the one that always does all things for the best and can help us all in time of trouble. We know that his spirit is with Him who giveth and will rest and sleep the sleep of the redeemed and await the resurrection. Funeral rites were conducted on Sunday at the home. Interment was made Monday in the family cemetery near his home. He leaves to mourn his passing a devoted wife, 5 sons, 4 daughters, one sister, an aged father. May God's love comfort them all in their sad hours. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1942

LYNCH, Ted
Fort Gay, WV, Feb 3--Ted Lynch, 29, of near Saltpetre, WV, died Sunday midnight in a Huntington hospital where he had been a patient two days. He had been sick for 2 month suffering from complication developing after pneumonia. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Community church near Saltpetre with Rev. Hattie Craft of Portsmouth, officiating, and interment made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a son of John and Rebecca Wellman Lynch of Fort Gay, route 2. He was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Surviving besides the parents are 3 sisters, Mrs. Luther Maynard, of Decater, WV, Mrs. Jeff Workman of Buchanan, KY, and Miss Virginia lynch, at home and 5 brothers, Arlin and William Lynch, Decater, WV, Carmie and John, at home and Herbert of Fort Gay, Route 3. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

MCCLELLAND, Charles Andrew
Charles Andrew  "Chick" McClelland, 35, who worked in Louisa prior to becoming ill last Christmas, died at his home at Gimlet, Elliott county Sunday, Feb 15. He was born and reared in Ashland, a son of John and Nellie B. McClelland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Carroll McClelland, one son, John Paul and his father, John McClelland. Other survivors are 3 brothers, William McClelland, Belleville, OH, and Cecil and John McClelland of East Liverpool, OH, and 7 sisters, Mrs. E. C. Clere and Mrs. R. D. Fisher, of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Otto Ball and Mrs. James Skeens of Hamlin, WV, Mrs. Marie Blevins and Mrs. Roy Nelson of Ashland and Mrs. Homer Wright of Louisa. McClelland spent the last 3 months of 1941 in Louisa and worked at the Playhouse Billiard Room, owned by his brother in law, Homer Wright. He went home for Christmas and became ill, never recovering. Funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home at Gimlet. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1942

MOORE, Dr. W. L.
Dr. W. L. Moore, 67,, native Louisan, died Sunday night at his home in St. Louis, MO relatives here have been informed. Dr. Moore died suddenly during the night, the telegram said. Dr. Moore was born and reared here, a son of the late Uncle Tip Moore and Mrs. Belle O'Brian Moore. He was graduated from the Louisville College of Medicine and had been a practicing physician in St. Louis the past 45 years. He had visited in Louisa December 23 to attend the funeral of a sister, Mrs. W. T. Cole, of Rush, KY. Surviving is another sister, Mrs. W. F. Farley of Holden, WV. Also surviving are the wife and 2 sons. Funeral was conducted in St. Louis. Mrs. Farley and her daughter, Mrs. James Wall, of Holden, and Mrs. W. T. Cain, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Heston, of Louisa, attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

NEWBERRY, J. C.
J. C. Newberry, 77 years old, died at his home in Kenova, Feb 8, after an illness of 3 years. He had been an employee of the United Fuel Gas Company for 35 years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Inez, KY with Rev. Wolfe officiating. Mr. Newberry is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sadie S. Newberry, 2 sons, Kenneth and Grady both of Inez, 4 daughters, Mrs. E. N. Hart, of Owensboro, KY, Mrs. C. B. Weddington, of Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. R. G. Osborn of Pikeville, KY and Mrs. Pearl Parsley of Inez. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1942

OSBORN, Hubert
1888-1942
A Portsmouth paper says that Mrs. H. H. Holbrook of Greenup, has been called to Los Angeles, CA by the death of her brother in law, Hubert Osborn, 52, a gunner in the first World War, who died of a heart attack. Mr. Osborn was a native of the Blaine section of this county and his wife was the former Miss Gertrude Evans, of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

PERRY, Georgia (Calfee)
Mrs. Georgia Perry, 79, widow of the late Columbus Perry, died in a Louisa hospital Monday morning of burns she sustained at her home at Dunlow, WV Saturday when her clothing caught fire from an open grate. Deceased was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Bailey Calfee. She was born in Mercer County, WV, but had resided in Wayne county since she was 12 years of age. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Moses Marcum of Grassy, officiating, and interment was made in the Jarrell cemetery on Loss Creek. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Chris Chaffin of Fort Gay, route 2 and Mrs. C. E. Huff of Huntington, WV; 3 sons, Perlie and Homer Perry of Dunlow, WV and Henry Perry of Grassy, WV; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Brown of Washington, D.C. and a brother, Mack Calfee of Dunlow, WV. Mrs. Perry's husband died 7 years ago. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

PRICHARD, Dr. Carl
Dr. Carl Prichard, 71, a native of Bolts Fork section near the Lawrence-Boyd county line and brother of Judge Walt M. Prichard of Ashland, died Saturday afternoon at his home at Harold, Pike Co., where he had been a practicing physician for 37 years. His death followed an illness of several months. Dr. Prichard was a son of the late State Senator Jerome T. and Olivia Bolt Prichard and was reared at Bolts Fork. He received his education at Bolts Fork and at Valparaiso College. He taught school in Boyd and Lawrence counties, and attended the University of Louisville, graduating there with the degree of doctor of medicine, having been awarded a medal in surgery. Dr. Prichard practiced his profession for a few years in West Virginia, later moving back to Kentucky and locating at Harold in 1905. He acquired a large practice which he enjoyed until his last illness. Soon after locating at Harold, Dr. Prichard was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hatcher. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and was a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. He was active in civic affairs and had been a member of the Rotary and Kiwanis Club. Funeral was conducted at the home of Harold on Tuesday with Rev. Thomas Ashley and Rev. W. D. Garrett officiating. Dr. Prichard was a brother of the late Dr. Allen Prichard of Buchanan and uncle of Dr. Marvin C. and Dr. Hubert D. Prichard of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

RYLAND, Elmetia Sue
Elmetia Sue Ryland, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe K. Ryland, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Monday night at the Ryland home on Tabors Creek after an illness of 3 days. Funeral was conducted Wednesday with Rev. Frank McKinster officiating and interment was made in the Dixon Cemetery on Tabors Creek. Besides the parents, the child is survived by a brother and sister and 2 grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Fraley of Noris, KY. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1942

SHANNON, Mary Jane (Moore)
Mrs. Mary Jane Shannon, 22, wife of Walter Shannon, died Friday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Moore at Gallup, after an illness of 8 months. Funeral rites were conducted at Gallup Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Cecil officiating and interment made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, parents, 3 children, 3 sisters, Mrs. Jesse Wallace, Huntington, Mrs. Floyd Hardin, Gallup and Miss Shirley Mae Moore, at home; and 2 brothers, Bud and Hiram Moore, both at home. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1942

SPENCE, Neva Mae
Neva Mae Spence, 32, wife of Russell Spence, of Lovely, opposite Kermit, died Sunday. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Starr. Mrs. Jennie Belle Kirk of Kermit is a sister. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

SPENCER, J. N.
J. N. Spencer, aged citizen of near Noris, died Wednesday of last week at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Spencer, 3 brothers, J. M. and L. D. Spencer of Louisa, route 1, and Tom Spencer of Noris and one sister, Mrs. Lucy J. Ball of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1942

THOMPSON, Patty Lou
Patty Lou Thompson, 4 day old daughter of Carl and Louise Arrington Thompson, died at the home at the forks of the Blaine near Louisa Sunday afternoon. Funeral was conducted Monday at the home with Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Surviving besides the parents are the grandmothers, Mrs. D.J. Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Rena Roberts of Adams. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1942

VARNEY, Robert Martin
Robert Martin Varney, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Varney, of Crum, WV was killed by an N & W train near Naugatuck Monday while working his first day on a produce truck route for Ernest Queen, produce dealer of Crum. After delivering produce to a home, young Varney was returning afoot to his truck, walking the west bound track while an east bound train was passing. Passenger train No. 19 hit him from the rear. Burial was made on Jennies Creek. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1942

VERNATTER, Sarah (Stegall)
Mrs. Sarah Stegall Vernatter, 59, wife of William Riley Vernatter, of Delbarton, WV, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home. She was native of Lawrence County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Natha Stegall. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1942

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MARCH

AUSTIN, Ed
Ed Austin, well known farmer of Charley, died Wednesday night at 7:45 at the home of a daughter in Cincinnati where he had been visiting since before Christmas. He had suffered a heart attack 2 hours earlier. Funeral arrangements had not been announced when The News went to press. Big Sandy news, Mar 6, 1942

Funeral for Edward B. Austin, 70, retied farmer of Charley who died Wednesday night of last week at the home of a daughter in Cincinnati where he had been visiting since Dec 21, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. William W. Moore, of Louisa, officiating, and interment was made in the Jobe cemetery. A large assemblage attended the service. Deceased was a son of Thomas S. and Virginia Miller Austin and was one of the county's highly respected citizens. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Bells Austin, 2 daughters, Mrs. E. G. Watterman, Fort Thomas, KY and Mrs. Hiram Nevenschwalder, Cincinnati, OH, and one son, Fred E. Austin, Logan, WV and 2 sisters, Mrs. Chilt Griffith of Charley and Mrs. Belle Martin of Peach Creek, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

Edward B. Austin, born at Charley, KY, Feb 27, 1863 departed this life Mar 4, 1942 at the age of 79 years and 5 days. He was the son of the late Thomas S. and Virginia Miller Austin. He was united in marriage to Laura Belle Griffith and to this union were born 4 children, one preceding him in death in infancy. He is survived by his wife and the following children and grandchildren: Fred E. Austin, Logan, WV, Mrs. Hiram Neuenschwander, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. E. O. Waterman, Fort Thomas, KY; grandchildren: Jack Caswell, Sue Caswell, Carl Austin and Edwin Newenschwander and one great grandchild, Edward J. Caswell and 2 sisters, Mrs. Belle Martin, Peach Creek, WV. and Mrs. Chilt Griffith of Charley, KY and a host of other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

BARTRAM,
The two-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bartram of near Clifford, died last Thursday. Funeral was conducted Saturday by Rev. William Sparks. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

BERRY, Martha Elizabeth
Martha Elizabeth Berry, 65, died Thursday of last week at the home of a nephew, Westie Spillman of the Two Mile section. She had been a semi-invalid for many years and died suddenly while seated in a chair shortly after eating breakfast. Deceased was a daughter of the late John and Mary Wright Berry. Funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at the William Berry cemetery on Twin Branch where interment was made. Rev. W. O. Spillman officiated at the rites. She had long been a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving besides the nephew is a sister, Mrs. Nan Spillman of Louisa, route 3. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

BOLT, Clarence Leonard Bolt, of Catlettsburg, a son of the late Kent Bolt, was lost in action with the United States Pacific fleet, his relatives have been informed by the Navy department. Young Bolt enlisted in the Navy in June 1940. Previous to that time he worked at the Ashland Armco plant and resided with a brother, Oscar Bolt in Catlettsburg. His father, now dead, formerly was in business in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

BORDERS, Ronald Clay
1940-1942
Ronald Clay Borders, year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Borders, natives of Fort Gay, died at the Borders home in Galion, OH, of pneumonia. The body was brought to the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Borders at Fort Gay and funeral was conducted there Saturday afternoon, interment following in the Billups Gap cemetery west of Fort Gay. Besides the parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers survive, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Borders of Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Vickers of Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

BURTON, Al
Al Burton, 75, retired Lawrence county farmer and blacksmith, died suddenly Monday afternoon at 4 at his home on The Point, a mile from Louisa, after suffering a sudden heart attack. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery here under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Burton, a son of the late Mack and Christine Davis Burton, was born and reared on Georges Creek. He had resided in and near Louisa the past 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tilda Thompson Burton, a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Vernon of Vernal, UT, and 2 sons, John Burton of Ashland and Foster Burton of Thealka, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ranse Chaffin of Louisa and Mrs. Frances Palmer of West Jefferson, OH and a brother, Green Burton of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

CASTLE, Zona
1876-1942
Zona Cassell, 64, former merchant of Georges Creek, died at his home in Louisa Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock after several weeks illness. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from his home on Adams Street in Louisa and the body was taken to Georges Creek by the Curtright Funeral Home for interment in the Borders Cemetery. Mr. Cassell was a son of the late Anderson and Frances Davis Castle and was born and reared on Georges Creek, had resided in Louisa the last 3 1/2 years, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, May Borders Cassell, to whom he had been married 8 years; two daughters, Frances and Betty Jean, at home; and three sons, William and Loyal at home, and Luther Cassell of Catlettsburg, and four brothers, Lewis of WV, Columbus of Catlettsburg, and Lon and Millard Cassell, both of Georges creek. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

CHEEK, James Harvard
James Harvard Cheek, 61, brother of Joe Cheek and the late George Cheek, of near Louisa, died last Thursday at the home of a brother, Andy Cheek, in Ashland. He was a son of Isaiah and Margaret Carr Cheek, natives of Virginia and resided in Johnson county before going to Ashland 3 years ago. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

CONLEY, George T.
1881-1942
Dr. George T. Conley, 59, native of this county and a prominent Williamson, WV physician and surgeon since 1914, died shortly before noon last Friday in Williamson Memorial hospital, of which he was one of the owners and founders. Cancer, the malady that resulted in his death, appeared about 7 years ago, but he remained active in his extensive practice until the last few months. He recently had returned to Williamson from Chicago where he received treatments for a few weeks. He was accompanied to Chicago by Mike C. Conley, of Louisa, a brother, who remained in Chicago a few days. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday morning in the First Methodist Church in Williamson with Rev. Fred B. Wyand officiating. Active pallbearers were members of the medical profession of Williamson. After the service, the body was brought to Louisa and interred in Pinehill cemetery overlooking the city. Thus, the mortal remains of Dr. Conley, eminent, greatly beloved and esteemed physician and citizen, will repose near the home of his boyhood.

Dr. Conley was born at Peach Orchard, this county, Jun 30 1883, a son of the late John and Jennie Huggins Conley, and reared in this county, and taught rural schools before preparing for the profession that brought him fame and fortune. He was graduated from the Louisville School of Medicine in 1911 and went to Williamson in 1914 after a brief residence in Fairmont, WV. For a period of about 30 years he was one of the leading physicians and surgeons of the upper Tug river section. In association with the late Dr. R. A. Salton he established a hospital in the old Virginia hotel building in Williamson, destroyed by fire in 1926. The two physicians then built the more commodious Williamson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Conley was a member of the First Methodist Church and several fraternal orders including the Masons and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

COPLEY, Dora Saulsberry
1878-1942
Mrs. Dora Saulsberry Copley, 63, wife of Jay W. Copley died Tuesday morning at 3:55 a the Copley home at Potter, following an illness of 18 months of complications. Funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa officiating. Mrs. Copley, a daughter of pioneer Lawrence county citizens, was born at Two Mile near Louisa, Apr 23, 1878, a daughter of Beverly and Sarah Patton Saulsberry. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since girlhood. She is survived by the husband, the father, 2 daughters, Mrs. Alexander Collins of Potter and Miss Alberta Copley, at home, 3 sons, Hercel Roberts of Louisa, W. L. Copley of Louisa Route 3, and James H. Copley of Ashland, route 2, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sidney Aslett of Louisa, and Mrs. Wat Peck and Mrs. Paul Skeens, both of Fort Gay, WV and 5 brothers, Albert Saulsberry and George Saulsberry, both of DeSoto, MO, Fred Saulsberry of Jeffersonville, IN, Frank Saulsberry of Orlando, FL and James Saulsberry of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

COX, Marion
Marion Cox, 70, died Thursday of last week at his home near Blaine. The aged man, who lived alone, was found unconscious in his home by a son, Azie Cox, and lived only a few hours. Death was attributed to a stroke. His wife died a few years ago. Surviving besides the son, are 2 daughters. Mr. Cox lived for many years near Martha. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

CUNNINGHAM, Jackie Arnold
Jackie Arnold Cunningham, 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Cunningham, of Louisa, route 4, died Mar 17 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland. Surviving in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr.  and Mrs. W. W. Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Brumfield of Louisa route 4. The body was brought to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield where funeral was conducted Thursday by Rev. Dave Hewlett. Interment was made in the McDaniel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

FERGUSON, Nan
Mrs. Nan Ferguson, 53, died Monday at her home in Williamson, WV, after a long illness. She was born at Terryville, this county, on Mar 7, 1889, and was a daughter of William and Hannah Boggs Ferguson. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by one child, Delsie Lee Ison of Williamson, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Andy Ison, of Moon, KY, Mrs. Hulda Scaggs of Neon, KY, Mrs. Sadie Ferguson of Terryville and Mrs. Laura Fyffe of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Terryville. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

FERGUSON, Raymond
West Liberty, KY--Raymond Ferguson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ferguso of Index was fatally injured last week in a fall from a railway trestle at Paris, KY. Ferguson was one of a group of inductees enroute by bus to Fort Thomas for induction into the army and became separated from his group when they stopped in Paris for lunch. The bus went on without him and he fell from the trestle while walking across. The body was returned to Morgan county for interment. Funeral was held at Grassy Lick Saturday. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

FRANCE, Marion
Noris, KY, Mar 23--The death angel has visited our community again. This time it claimed one of our aged citizens, Marion France for its victim. He had been in failing health for some time and had been seriously ill for the past 2 weeks. He was 96 years of age and had spent his entire life at this place. He was liked and admired by all that knew him and his passing brings much sorrow to our hearts. He became a Christian early in life and lived faithful until his death. He leaves to mourn his loss 4 daughters and one son and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted Monday at the Little Blaine church and interment was made in the Miller-Judd cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

FUGATE, Arminta (Taylor)
Mrs. Arminta Fugate, 79, widow of the late John E. Fugate, of near Fallsburg, died Wednesday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Clay, one mile north of Fallsburg. She had been in failing health for several years. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church in Fallsburg, and interment will be made in the family cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of the late James and Isabelle Maynard Taylor. She had resided near Fallsburg the past 30 years and had been a life long member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Clay of Fallsburg and Mrs. Walter White of Detroit, MI and 2 sons, R. L. Fugate of Logan, WV and Banner Fugate of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

GRIFFITH, Martha Ezra
Mrs. Martha Ezra Griffith, 72, a lifelong resident of Wilbur, died on Mar 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jethro Steele near Wilbur. She had been ill for 2 weeks. She was the widow of the late Ivan Griffith, who was killed in a coal mine on Steele Branch near his home 16 years ago. Funeral was conducted Sunday in the Steele home with Rev. G. V. Cordle officiating. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

HOLLEY, Mrs. Bell (Williamson)
Mrs. Bell Williamson Holley, widow of the late Jas. Holley, of Ashland, died Monday a.m. at the home of a son, Johnnie Johns of near Walbridge, 3 miles from Louisa. Mrs. Holley, who had been ill for about a year, came to the home of her son in this county 6 months ago from Ashland, Deceased was born and reared in Pike County and was a daughter of John B. and Vicie Maynard Williamson. She is survived by 3 sons, Johnnie B. Johns of Walbridge, Wallace W. of Buffalo, NY, Taylor V. of Wellsburg, WV and H. W. Johns of Austin, TX. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

LOAR, Belle (Ferguson)
Fort Gay, WV, Mar 2--Mrs. Belle Ferguson Loar, 79, wife of H. B. Loar, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Sunday evening at 6:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Crabtree on Big Hurricane Creek. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church and interment was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Loar, a daughter of James and Ann Plymale Ferguson, was born and reared near Wayne, WV. She was married to Mr. Loar, 64 years ago and had lived in Butler district since then. She had been a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church for 60 years and was a devout Christian woman. Surviving besides the husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. Crabtree, of Fort Gay, route 1, and Mrs. H. W. Lycan of Fort Gay, Chesley A. Lycan, Louisa Attorney and chairman of the Lawrence county draft board is a grandson of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

LYCAN, Pearl
Pearl Lycan, 50, a painter and native of this county, who has resided on Louisa road, Catlettsburg for many years, died in a clinic at Kenova last Friday. He was born in this county, a son of the late Payton and Sarah Booth Lycan. He is survived by 8 sons and 4 daughters. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

O'BRYAN, Dixie May
Miss Dixie May O'Bryan, 18, of Wilbur, a student in the Blaine high school, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday night of a heart ailment from which she had suffered since she was 4 years old. She had been seriously ill 3 days. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon from the home of her parents, John J. and Dixie Thompson O'Bryan at Wilbur, with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Ray Roberts of Louisa, officiating, and interment was made in the O'Bryan cemetery near Cordell. Surviving besides the parents, are 2 sisters, Gladys M. and Virgie Lou O'Bryan, at home, 2 brothers, Everett and John K. O'Bryan, at home and her grandparents, Mrs. W. S. O'Bryan of Wilbur and Mr. and Mrs. Cam Thompson of Cordell. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

O'DANIEL, Dan
Dan O'Daniel, 22, of Adeline, whose body was found in his stalled automobile on the Bear Creek road Monday morning, died of monoxide poisoning according to the verdict of a jury summoned by Coroner H. S. Young. O'Daniel employed at the International Nickel Company plant in Huntington, had spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. John Ruggles at Adeline, and had left her home at 2:30 a.m. Monday to return to his work. The auto, with the motor and heater still running, was found with the rear wheels mired in the mud and the exhaust pipe covered by mud and water, causing the man to be overcome by the exhaust fumes. Sheriff Arch Thompson and Deputy Gerrard Preston who investigated the tragedy, sais O'Daniels had gone to the home of a nearby resident to get a team to pull his car out, but that no men were at home. He had tried to use this auto jack to get the car out and it was still laying beside the car. He evidently got back into the car to warm and wait until daylight, and was quickly overcome by fumes. Funeral for the young man was conducted Wednesday at the Newcomb church and interment was made in the Harmon Cemetery on Long Branch. Deceased was a son of the late David O'Daniel and was reared on Long Branch, near Fallsburg. After the death of his father his mother married John Ruggles and now lives at Adeline. Besides the mother, he is survived by 2 sisters, Miss Mildred O'Daniel at home and Mrs. Thomas Collinsworth of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

PACE, Clifford F.
Paintsville, KY--Clifford F. Pace, 41, former attorney for the Consolidation Coal Company died last Friday in a Paintsville hospital after suffering a stroke. Pace was a native of Salyersville. He attended school here and at Bowling Green and was graduated from University of Kentucky law school. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

PETERS, Millard F.
Suffering a fractured skull when hit in the head by a head gasket blown off in a gas explosion last Friday in the Riggers Steel Co plant at Youngstown, OH, Millard F. Peters, 32, well known young man of Clifford, died 2 hours after in a hospital there. Body of the young man was shipped back to Fort Gay and taken in the Curtright funeral car to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Peters at Clifford where funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Nelson Hughes and Rev. Rush Frazier. A large assemblage attended the rites. Interment was made in the Derefield cemetery near Clifford. Peters attended high school in Louisa and was graduated here. A young man of sterling character he was well liked by all who knew him. He had been working in the steel plant at Youngstown, OH for about a year. Surviving besides the parents, J. F. and Lucy Derifield Peters, are his wife, Mrs. Frances Williamson Peters, 2 daughters, Gay and Joy at home and a sister, Mrs. Jack Compton of Clifford. Big Sandy news, Mar 27, 1942

PIGG, Dovie (Thompson)
Mrs. Dovie Thompson Pigg, 65, widow of the late Theodore Pigg of this county died Mar 12 at the home of a son, Elmer Pigg in Columbus, OH. The body was returned here Friday in the Curtright funeral car and taken to the Carter Church near Irad where funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon with Rev. Ray Roberts of Louisa officiating. Interment was made in the Carter family cemetery. Mrs. Pigg was born and reared on the left fork of Little Blaine, a daughter of Green and Sis Thompson. She had lived in Columbus the past 7 years. Her husband died 19 years ago. She had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thurman Miller of Columbus, 3 sons, Worthy Pigg, Ashland, KY, William Pigg, Paintsville, KY, and Elmer Pigg, Columbus and a brother Samuel Thompson of Cordell, KY. Big Sandy news, Mar 20, 1942

PREECE, Alex B.
Inez, KY, Mar 10--After a lingering illness, Alex B. Preece, Wolf Creek patriarch, passed away at his home at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. A farmer, timberman and extensive land owner, Mr. Preece, 83 years old, was one of the substantial and most highly esteemed citizens of Martin county. He was widely related and extensively acquainted in Mingo county and nearby West Virginia and Kentucky counties. As long as half a century ago Mr. Preece was one of the leading timbermen of this section and was once associated with this industry with the late Wallace J. Williamson, founder of the city. Active in community affairs, and in politics, Mr. Preece became a leader of prominence in Martin county. He served a term as Martin county jailer. Mr. Preece was born on Rockcastle Creek, near Inez, of pioneer parents and spent his entire life in this immediate section. Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 Tuesday with burial in the family cemetery. Surviving in addition to the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Preece, are the following children: Mrs. John S. Hall of Charleston, Attorney W. H. D. Preece of Williamson, Attorney Jasper Preece of Inez, George D. Preece of Kermit, Mrs. Garland Phillips of Williamson and Dennis Preece of Santa Anna, CA. The latter arrived in Huntington by plane yesterday. Big Sandy news, Mar 13, 1942

SAMMONS, Roland
Roland Sammons, 75, well known citizen of the Clifford section, died Wednesday morning at the home of a son-in-law, James Bartram near Glenhayes, WV. Mr. Sammons, a son of the late Elder and Mrs. Joel Sammons, was born and reared near the Falls of Tug and spent all of his life there. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. James Bartram, Glenhayes, Mrs. Nile Bartram, Clifford, Mrs. Charles Prichard, Donithan and Mrs. Albert Spence, Huntington; 4 brothers, Randolph Sammons, Webb, WV, Ira Sammons, Crum, WV, Monroe Sammons, Chattaroy, WV, and Bennett Sammons, Webb, route 1, and 4 sisters, Mrs. William Sparks, Webb, Mrs. Jennie Perry, Ashland, Mrs. Tom Fitch, and Miss Millie Sammons both of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

SKAGGS, Dolpha
Dolpha Skaggs, 53, native of the Flat Gap section of Johnson county and former chief of police of Catlettsburg, died at his home in Catlettsburg, Wednesday of last week following an illness of 2 months. Mr. Skaggs had resided in Catlettsburg since 1912 and was widely known as organizer and manager of the Mountain Melody Boys, a musical organization that enjoyed popularity in radio circles. He served 2 terms as chief of police and several terms as city clerk in Catlettsburg. He is survived by his father, Emil Skaggs, of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Erma Lee Skaggs, at home, one brother, Herbert Skaggs of Whites Creek, WV, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Williams, Superior, OH, Mrs. Mae Buckner, Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Myrtle Hardin, Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

SMITH, John R.
John R. Smith, 90, of Big Garner, Boyd county, died Tuesday at his home. He was the father of Mrs. Gertie Brumfield, of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

SPARKS, Melissa (Ramey)
Mrs. Melissa Ramey Sparks, died Monday of last week at the Sparks home on Cam Creek, near Martha. Mrs. Sparks is survived by her husband, 6 daughters, Mrs. Roy Collier, Mrs. Emerson Collier, and Mrs. Skaggs and Mrs. Ward all of Martha, Mrs. Will Kelley of Ohio and Mrs. Proctor Evans of Keaton, 3 sons, Wes, Garfield and L. T. Sparks, all of Martha; 3 sisters, Mrs. Wes Sparks, Sr., Mrs. West Sparks, Jr., and Miss Mary Ramey, all of Sarah and one brother, James Ramey of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942 ( NOTE: BELIEVE THIS IS CALISTA JANE RAMEY SPARKS, NOT MELISSA)

TURMAN, John S. (Jack)
1858-1942
John S. (Jack) Turman, 83, one of Lawrence county's most substantial and respected farmers, died Thursday morning at 3:45 at his home near Buchanan. He had been ill for 2 weeks. Mr. Turman was born near Buchanan, May 11, 1858, a son of Benjamin and Sally Hatten Turman, pioneer citizens of the county, and had resided all of his life at Buchanan where he operated a large farm. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally Bellomy Turman, 3 daughters, Mrs. Allen Ross of Catlettsburg, Mrs. B. H. Buckley of Ashland, and Mrs. Ed Herford of Akron, OH and one son, Raymond Turman of Ashland. He was a member of the Kavanaugh Methodist Church and the Buchanan I.O.O.F. Burial will be at Kavanaugh Chapel but funeral arrangements had been made at the time The News went to press. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

WALLER, Col. M.
Relatives here have been advised of the death of Col. M. Waller, a native of this county, in Wagner, OK. Mr. Waller passed away Mar 2 at his home after an illness of several months. Interment was made at Wagner. Before moving to Oklahoma, Mr. Waller lived at Potter and was a son of the late Asbury and Catherine Maynard Waller. Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Diamond, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Diamond of Yatesville; 4 sons and 1 daughter, all of Oklahoma, a brother, Dennie Waller of Potter, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bee Saulsberry of Potter, Mrs. G. W. Chapman of Huntington and Mrs. William McWhorter of Memphis, TN. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1942

WELLMAN, Lindsey
1886-1942
Lindsey Wellman, 75, well known farmer of the Smokey Valley section near Louisa, died at his home Sunday at 3 a.m. after an illness of 3 months of complications. Deceased was a son of the late Fleming and Nancy Garrett Wellman and had spent practically all of his life at Smokey Valley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon at the home with Rev. Falconer, pastor of the Ashland Christian church, and Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, officiating. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Trinney Hayes Wellman, 2 sons, Lon Wellman of Ashland and Baz Wellman of East Lima, OH and one brother, B. F. Wellman of East Lynn, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1942

WELLMAN, Millard
Millard Benjamin Wellman, 57, died suddenly at his home at Busseyville about 2 a.m. Friday of last week. He was a son of the late Saunders and Narcissus Wellman. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted at the Smokey Valley Church Saturday afternoon with Rev. Paula Diamond and Rev. William Burgess officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Hayes Wellman, 6 sons, Roy Wellman of Flatwoods, KY, Henry Wellman of Columbus, OH, Willard, Milton, Ray, and Millard, Jr., at home and 3 daughters, Mrs. William Hay, route 1, Louisa, Regania and Marie Gee, both at home; 4 brothers, Will Wellman of Ellen, Fred Wellman of Louisa, route 1, Milt Wellman of Columbus, OH and Felix Wellman of Morehead, KY and 2 sisters, Victoria Wellman of Ellen and Mrs. Freet Gussler of Ellen. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1942

WILLIAMS, David Powell
1887-1942
Paintsville, KY--Mar 4--David Powell Williams, 55, Johnson county's new jailer who took office Jan 1 died in a hospital Wednesday of head injuries sustained when he was struck by a C & O train the night before while trying to lead a cow across the railroad tracks. Big Sandy news, Mar 6, 1942

YOUNG, Jesse A.
1856-1942
Jesse A. Young, 85, retired Lawrence county farmer and one of Louisa's best citizens, died in a Louisa hospital Friday afternoon at 4 after an illness of nearly 6 months. He had been a patient in the hospital 4 weeks. Mr. Young was born at Cherokee, this county, Apr 29, 1856, a son of John W. and Mahalia Kelley Young, pioneer citizens. He operated a farm at Cherokee where he was an extensive dealer in livestock. He retired 12 years ago and moved to Louisa. He had been a member of the Masonic order for more than 50 years. Originally he was a member of the Louisa lodge, but transferred his membership when the Jake Rice lodge was organized at Blaine, and was a charter member of that lodge. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church  for 45 years. A Christian gentleman of the highest character, Mr. Young was one of the county's most esteemed citizen and was beloved by a wide acquaintance. An assemblage which filled the church to overflowing attended the last rites, held Sunday afternoon in  the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. Rev. William W. More, pastor, officiated at the service. The body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to Brushey for interment in the Holbrook cemetery. A large crowd also attended the rites there. The Masonic Lodges of Louisa and Blaine conducted the Masonic ritual at the interment. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. John S. Osborn of Houckville, KY and Mrs. N. O. Segraves of Tustin, CA; and 5 sons, Jim Walter and C. C. Yong, both of Louisa, Morton Young of Webbville and Mayo and Luther Young both of Houckville and 32 grandchildren and one great grandchild. His wife, Mrs. Hester A. Young, died 3 years ago. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1942

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BECK, Ellsworth Reed
Ellsworth Reed Beck, infant son of Kenneth and Maxine Back Beck, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Victor Back on Jefferson Street, Funeral and interment was at Potter Saturday. Surviving besides the parents are three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Victor Back and Mrs. Minerva Beck all of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Apr 3, 1942

BRYAN, Sylvester
Sylvester "Vess" Bryan, 62, native of the Buchanan section, died at his home at Kavanaugh Monday night after an illness of several months. Funeral was conducted at the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. C. B. Morris and Rev. Ira Copley officiating, and burial was made in the cemetery there with the Buchanan I. O. O. F lodge conducting its ritual at the interment. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and the Buchanan I.O.O.F. Surviving are the widow Mrs. Belle Byington Bryan; 2 sons, Chester and Homer Bryan, both of RFD Catlettsburg, 2 daughters, Misses Laura and Minnie Bryan, both of Buchanan; 2 brothers, George Bryan, Ashland and Harve Bryan, Leach Station; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Hoosier, Mrs. Minnie Copley and Miss Cora Bryan all of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

BURGESS, T. J.
T. J. Burgess, 54, farmer and well known citizen of Lawrence County, died at his home on the Burgess farm near Chapman Friday morning at 8:15. He had been seriously ill for about 4 weeks. Mr. Burgess, a son of the late T. J. and Anolda Garred Burgess, pioneer residents, was born and reared near Gallup. He was a member of the Methodist Church. A large assemblage attended the funeral, conducted Sunday afternoon at the home with Rev. William Burgess and Rev. E. W. Elrood officiating. Pallbearers were Dr. T. D. Burgess, Dr. M. D. Garred, Supt. William a. Cheek, Tom Burgess, J. W. Brown, K. C. Elswick and Dr. Lyss Garred. Mr. Burgess is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Gilkerson Burgess of Louisa, 2 sons, Dudley Burgess of Frankfort, KY and Lawrence Burgess, a member of the Army Air Corps stationed at Wichita Falls, TX and 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Davis of Greensboro, AL and Mrs. Willia Burgess of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1942

CARTMELL, Susanna (Cox)
1855-1942
Mrs. Susanna Cartmell died at the home of her son, John Cartmell, of Drift, KY on Mar 31. She was born Jun 4, 1855, at Ft. Gay, WV, the daughter of Jas. Bennett and Fannie
Cox. In 1867 she was married to William S. Cartmell who preceded her in death in 1916. Three children now living survive, John Cartmell of Drift, KY, Lee Cartmell, Whitesville, MD, and Bill Cartmell of Allen, KY. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 73 years. Funeral services were held Thursday at Chapman. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

COOKSEY, Sarah Elizabeth (Christian)
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Cooksey, age 76 years, died at her home in Hitchins, Tuesday Apr 7. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Hitchins. She leaves as survivors her husband, L. C. Cooksey at home, one son, Fred Cooksey of Detroit, MI, 6 daughters, Mrs. J. M. McKelvey of Brooklyn, MI, Mrs. Richard Carter of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Chester Lock of South Point, OH, Mrs. J. A. Stone of Huntington, WV, Mrs. G. A. Jarrett of Huntington, WV and Mrs. C. W. Napier of Louisa, KY. also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Cooksey of Dennis, KY, Mrs. Rebecca Howard of Portsmouth, OH and one brother, James Christian of Yatesville, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

DAMRON, Joshua
The Rev. Joshua Damron, 88, of Catlettsburg, a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church for 52 years and founder of churches of the denomination at Catlettsburg, Clothier, WV and Honeywell, KY, died Tuesday at the hotel residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Haywood, proprietor of the Haywood hotel, Catlettsburg. Death followed an illness of a year. Affectionately known as "Uncle Josh", Mr. Damron was a veteran of circuit riding days and from many years carried the gospel to remote hill regions and valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia. He was a native of Wayne County, WV, and was a son of the late Samuel David and Sally Smith Damron. He had resided in Boyd county for 50 years. He retired from ministry 3 years ago. Big Sandy News. Apr 10,1 942

FERGUSON, Alice
Keaton, KY Mar 31--The body of Mrs. Alice Ferguson, wife of L. P. Ferguson, of Morehead, was brought to Keaton for burial, Friday of last week. She died in a Lexington hospital after a brief illness. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson were former resident of Keaton and had many friends and near relatives here who were grieved and saddened over the passing of this good woman. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

FERGUSON, William H.
1893-1942
William H. Ferguson, 49, of Ashland, died Monday at his home after an illness of 9 days. Mr. Ferguson was born Feb 9, 1893 at Webbville, a son of Mrs. Martha Jane Lewis Ferguson who now resides at Zelda, this county and the late William Ferguson. He was employed as an upholsterer at an Ashland antique shop. Surviving are the widow Mrs. Helen Ferguson, 2 sons, Bernard H. Ferguson of Cleveland, OH and William C. Ferguson at home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joe Conroy, Ashland, Mrs. R. a. Southworth, Camp Perry, OH, and Miss Marie Ferguson, at home; his mother, 1 brother, Charles Ferguson, Ashland, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Brunk, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Vic Thompson, Ashland, Mrs. Ella Lambert, Zelda, KY, Mrs. Bertha McWain, New York City and Mrs. Laura May, Van Lear, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

FERGUSON, Worth
Worth Ferguson, aged about 90, died last Friday at his home on Cherokee. Funeral was conducted Sunday. He had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. George Bishop and Mrs. Harry Alexander of Cherokee and Mrs. John H. Houck of Houckville. His wife died several years ago. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

FRAZIER, Ivan
Ivan Frazier, 34, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frazier, of Clifford, who has worked as a coal loader for Crystal Block Coal and Coke Company in Logan county for 7 years, was fatally hurt Monday in a slate fall in the mines. Injured about 2 p.m. in the afternoon, he died 5 hours later in a Logan hospital. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the home of his parents on Maynard Branch near Clifford and interment will be made in the family cemetery there. The body was brought Tuesday to the home of his father-in-law, Frank James at Glenhayes and will be taken Thursday morning to the home of his parents. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Wilda Prichard Frazier, his wife, Lizzie James Frazier, a daughter, Della Frances, a son, Clarence, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Kirk of Delbarton, WV and Misses Bert and Grace Frazier at home; and 3 brothers, Fred Frazier, Jr. in the U. S. Army and Clifford and Robert Frazier at home. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1942

HAY, Eda (Skaggs)
The body of Mrs. Eda Hay, 71, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Prince, at Groveport, OH, was brought back to Lawrence county Wednesday and taken to her former home at Isonville for interment in the Phillips cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of Lafayette and Miriam Fyffe Skaggs and was born and reared near Isonville. Her husband, Hardy Hay, died 8 years ago, and she resided with the daughter at Groveport, OH the past 4 years. Surviving are 3 other daughters, Mrs. Jasper Prince, Plain City, OH, Mrs. McKinley Porter, Delaware, OH, and Mrs. Hester Spicer, Newcastle, IN; 4 sons, Irvin Hay, Isonville, Garrett Hay, Mazie, John Hay in South American, and Lewis Hay in Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Skaggs, Vanceburg, KY and Mrs. Roch Evans, Raceland, KY; 3 brothers, Lewis Skaggs of Ashland, John Skaggs of Vanceburg and Henry Skaggs of Fullers. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1942

HAY, William
William Hay, 33, merchant of the Smokey Valley section near Louisa, died Monday night in a Huntington hospital where he had been a patient for 3 days of pneumonia. He had been ill 9 days. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 20 from the Smokey Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. William Burgess and Rev. Herbert Billups officiating, and interment made at Smokey Valley. Mr. Hay, a son of Ambrose Hay and the late Cora Skaggs Hay, was born and reared in this county. He worked for 9 years for the Wheeling Steel Company in Portsmouth, but had conducted a general store at Smokey Valley for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Monnie Wellman Hay, the father, Ambrose Hay, a daughter and son, Cora Elizabeth and William Hay, Jr., both at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. Homer Williams and Miss Esther Hay both of Baltimore, MD and Miss Ethel Hay at home and 2 brothers, Burbage Hay of Baltimore, MD and Martin Hay of Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 10,1942

HYLTON, Olyn
Olyn Hylton, 31, of Crum, was struck and fatally injured by an automobile as he walked along the highway near Crum Sunday night, Apr 5. The driver of the car, George W. Glispy, 19, of Toler, on Pond Creek KY, was arrested by state police and is being held in jail in default of $1,000 bond for the action of the Wayne county grand jury on a manslaughter charge. Hylton died instantly and it was reported that death was due to a basal fracture of the skull. He was alone when struck by the car. Big Sandy news, Apr 17, 1942

JOHNSON, D. B. "Duke"
D. B. "Duke" Johnson, aged about 85, native of the Brammer Gap section of this county, died Sunday at his home near Pleasant Plaines, OH friends have been informed. Mr. Johnson moved from this county to Ohio about 20 years ago and had operated a farm near Pleasant Plains until retiring a few years ago. Funeral was conducted at Blanchester, OH Tuesday and interment made there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Bush Johnson, a native of Catt section of this county, and the following sons and daughters, Robert G. Johnson, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Belva Coffey, Pleasant Plains, OH, Irene and Tivis Johnson, at home and Mrs. Albert Smith of Red Jacket, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

JONES, Jimarson J.
Jimarson J. Jones, 73, formerly of Patrick, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Warnick, in Ashland, after an illness of a year. He had been in Ashland 6 weeks. Mr. Jones was born in Wayne County, WV. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Jones, 3 sons, Lon Jones of Warren, OH, John Jones of Naugatuck, WV and Robert Jones of the U. S. Navy, another daughter, Mrs. Anna Vornes of Covington, KY, a brother, Dan Jones of Wayne and a sister, Mrs. Alice Davis of East Lynn, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

KELLY, Proctor
Proctor Kelly, aged about 45 , died Monday night at his home on Coal Creek near Mazie. He was a son of Mrs. Rinda Hill Kelly and the late William Henry Kelly. Besides his mother he is survived by 5 children, 4 brothers, Felix, Don, Hubert and Herbert all of Coal Creek and 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Kelly of Morgan county, a Mrs. Bailey of Johnson County and a Mrs. Hay of Elliott County. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

MOORE, John C.
John C. Moore, 85, retired farmer and prominent citizen of the Donithan section, died Saturday night at his home after an illness of 4 months of complications. Mr. Moore had operated a farm on Donithan for 50 years, moving to this county from Scott county, VA. He was a son of John and Rhoda Layne Moore, natives of Virginia. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral was conducted Monday at the home with Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating, and interment was made in the Vinson Cemetery on Vinson Branch. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rosetta Hayes Moore, to whom he had been married for 54 years; 6 daughters, Mrs. Charles Derefield and Mrs. James Sammons, both of Clifford, KY, Mrs. Hobart Graham, Mrs. W. F. Cragg and Mrs. Preston Fields all of Louisa and Mrs. V. H. Stevenson of Akron, OH; 2 sons, Charles Moore and Dock C. Moore of Sharon, PA and a brother, Clinton Moore of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

MOORE, Molly
John David Moore, of 2677 Adams avenue, Columbus, OH was acquitted of a murder charge by County Judge W. S. Boggs at his  examining trial hear Tuesday in the death of his wife, Molly Moore, 32, who died of a .22 rifle shot in her head inflicted in the Moore family automobile on the Blaine road near Adams last Friday morning. The Moores, natives of this county, had returned with his mother, Mrs. Nancy Moore Ball, Wednesday of last week to visit relatives and to obtain Mr. Moore's birth certificate. A coroner's jury summoned by Dr. H. S. Young, coroner, tentatively termed the death accidental, but on Saturday night Sheriff Arch Thompson, arrested Moore on a murder warrant sworn out by Mrs. Moore's father. C. W. Moore, one time deputy sheriff who now also resides in Columbus.

At the coroner's inquiry, Moore testified, he and his wife had parked their car at the junction of the Rich Creek road and State route 32 near Milt Thompson's to await Mrs. Ball and start the return trip to Columbus. Mrs. Ball had spent the night with Milt Ball, a relative on Rich Creek. He said the accident occurred while he was rearranging packages in the rear of the car during which he moved a .22 rifle causing the fatal shot to be fired. The bullet, from a high speed shell, entered his wife's head behind the left ear. She was seated in the front seat, he said. She was pronounced dead when he reached a Louisa hospital with her in the car. The Lawrence county courtroom was filled during the examination trial Tuesday afternoon. The Commonwealth contended at the trial that a gun fired at such close range would have left powder burns and that there were no powder burns on Mrs. Moore's head.

Funeral for Mrs. Moore was conducted Sunday morning at the Dry Ridge church with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Deceased is survived by the husband, a step daughter, Garnet Louise of Columbus, 9 sisters, Mrs. Ernie Adams, Mrs. Connie Moore, Mrs. Willie Kelly, and Mrs. Joe Crabtree all of Columbus; Mrs. Charles Osborn of Blaine, Mrs. Leonard Gussler of Adams, and Misses Nola, alma and Helen Moore at home and 3 brothers, Isaac, Russell and Paul Moore all of Columbus. the husband is the son of the late Matt Moore of Mattie and was born and reared as was his wife in this county. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

O'DANIEL, T. L.
T. L. O'Daniel, 83, retired farmer of the Newcomb section near Fallsburg died Monday morning at the home of a son, W. H. O'Daniel, at Walbridge, where he had made his home the past 3 years. Mr. O'Daniel was born in Virginia and came to Lawrence county with his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Rice O'Daniel, when he was very young. He had lived at Newcomb nearly all of his life. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating, and interment was made in the Harmon cemetery on Blaine 3miles from Fallsburg. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Curt David of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Orpha Jarrell, of Fallsburg, one son, W. H. O'Daniel, Walbridge, KY and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Apr 3, 1942

OSBORN, Martha
Mrs. Martha Osborn, 96 years old, a native of near Fort Gay, died Apr 12, at the home of a son, P. H. Osborn of Kenova. Mrs. Osborn had been in failing health for some time. She had been a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church, Fort Gay for 70 years. Funeral services were held at the Kenova First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. John R. Wolfe officiating. Burial was in the Osborn family cemetery on Wolf Creek, Fort Gay. She is survived by 2 sons, P. H. Osborn of Kenova and A. V. Osborn of Circleville, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Freelin Bartram of Fort Gay and Mrs. L. Plummer of North Kenova, OH, 18 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

PACK, Fannie (Bowlin)
Mrs. Fannie Bowlin Pack, 81, died Apr 9 at the home of her son, Bert Pack on Little Blaine near Busseyville. Funeral was conducted Friday at the Walnut Gap Methodist Church with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Ray Roberts officiating. Deceased had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years. Her husband, the late Lewis Pack. She is survived by 4 children, Mrs. James Hall, of Ashland, KY, Jay Pack of Circleville, OH, Elbert Pack, of Busseyville, KY and Dave Pack of Adams, KY and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 17,1 942

PACK, Meridia
Noris, KY, Mar 31--The death angel visited our community again Thursday Mar 26, this time claimed for its victim one of our aged citizens, Meridia Pack. He was 71 years of age and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pack. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Gypsy Thompson Pack, 10 sons and 2 daughters. Another son preceded him in death several years ago. He was born and reared at this place and spent most of his life here. He was a member of the United Baptist Church at Noris. He was laid to rest Saturday afternoon overlooking the place where he spent many years. He will be sadly missed in the home by all his friends and loved ones. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family in their sad hour. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

RATCLIFF, Martha (Prince)
1863-1942
Mrs. Martha Ratcliff, 79, died Friday after being confined to her bed for 3 days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Linkous in Williamson. She was the widow of Peter Wayne Ratcliff, who died Oct 8, 1917. They were married in 1887 at Peach Orchard, Mrs. Ratcliff was born in Wayne County, on May 7, 1863 and was a daughter of VanBuren and Mary Horn Prince. She became an orphan at the age of 7 and attended school in Wayne county. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. John A. May of Fishtrap, KY, Mrs. Frank McHour of Norfolk, VA, and Mrs. Linkous of this city; one son, John F. Ratcliff of Hamilton Co., OH and one brother, Riley Prince of Kermit. big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

RICHMOND, Lelia Burgess (Snyder)
Mrs. Jack L. Richmond, 56, died at her home in Huntington Tuesday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial is to be at Louisa, KY, where Mrs. Richmond was born Dec 21, 1885. John Burgess Richmond, son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Richmond is a first classman at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA. Before her marriage, she was Lelia Burgess Snyder, daughter of Augustus and Alda Burgess Snyder of Louisa. She grew up in Louisa and after attending the public school here, studied at Stuart Hall at Staunton, VA and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati, OH. Her marriage to Mr. Richmond took place in Louisa in 1909. For 6 years thereafter the Richmonds made their home in New York City. Subsequently they lived in Evansville, IN before establishing their home in Huntington in 1921. Besides taking part in religious, civic and social life in Huntington, Mrs. Richmond was an alert business woman. She was a functioning vice president of the Union Concrete Pipe Co. of Ceredo and the Charles Concrete Pipe Co. of Charleston, each of which is headed by Mr. Richmond as president. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, of the Huntington Woman's Club and of Buford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She leaves in addition to her husband and son, her father, Mr. Snyder of Louisa, 1 brother, A. H. Snyder and 2 sisters, Mrs. Alva Jordan and Mrs. Julia Vanhoose all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

RODAMOR, Katherine (Wroten)
Friends here received notice of the passing of Mrs. Katherine Wroten Rodamor, of Harlinger, TX, which occurred Apr 6 at the U. S. Veteran's hospital at Dallas, TX, where she had been for some months for a heart affection. Mrs. Rodamor, who was born and reared in Louisa, was the daughter of the late Dr. G. W. Wroten, noted physician and educator, and Mary Freese Wroten, member of a prominent pioneer family. Mrs. Rodamor was graduated from Dr. Holmes hospital in Cincinnati, OH and won citations as a Red Cross nurse during the Spanish American War. She is survived by her mother and brother, George F. Wroten of Harlinger, TX. After a military funeral in Texas, the body was accompanied by a nurse to Ironton, OH where it was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, beside that of her husband, the late Frank S. Rodamor. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

RUGGLES,
The infant daughter of Clarence and Ida Fannin Ruggles of near Estep, died Wednesday morning. Funeral and interment was conducted Thursday by Rev. Ashlay. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

SALMONS, Rolland
1866-1942
Rolland Salmons, 75, retied Lawrence county farmer died Wednesday Mar 18, 1942 at the home of his son-in-law, James Bartram of Glenhayes, WV. Mr. Salmons was born near Clifford, Mar 28, 1866, a son of the late Rev. Joel and Annie Copley Salmons. He retired from active farming 9 years ago and came to stay with his daughter, Mrs. James Bartram. Mr. Salmons had been a member of Concord church for 55 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Bartram home Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Yellow Creek in Lawrence County. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. James Bartram, Glenhayes, Mrs. Nile R. Bartram, Clifford, Mrs. C. M. Prichard, Louisa, and Mrs. Albert Spence, Kenova, WV; and 4 brothers, Maural Salmons, Chattaroy, Ira Salmons, Crum, Randolph Salmons, Webb, and Bennett Salmons of Webb, route 1, 4 sisters, Mrs. W. M. Sparks, Webb, Mrs. Virginia Perry, Ashland, Mrs. Lucy Fitch and Mrs. Millie Fitch, both of Williamson. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

SPARKS, Lewis
Lewis Sparks, aged nearly 90 and a lifelong resident of the Caines Creek section, died Friday night of last week. Deceased was a son of the late Sam Sparks, pioneer rural school teacher. Funeral was conducted Sunday. Mr. Sparks was married 3 times. His last wife, Mrs. Dicie Hay Sparks, survived. Also surviving are the following children, Houston and Al Sparks of Caines Creek, Mrs. Willie Cordle of the Brushey section, Mrs. Lindsey Blankenship and Lyda of Ashland, Mrs. John Kazee of Ohio and a Mrs. Cordle. Big Sandy news, Apr 17, 1942

THOMPSON, Martha (Ball)
Mrs. Martha Thompson, 74, widow of the late Dave Thompson, died last Friday at the home of a son, Ora Thompson at Ellen. Funeral was conducted Saturday at the home with Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa, officiating. Deceased had been a member of the Walnut Gap Methodist Church since early in life. Her husband died 12 years ago. She is survived by 5 children, Jay Thompson of Ashland, KY, Ora Thompson of Ellen, Mrs. R. Hylton and Mrs. Henry Carter, both of Ellen and Mrs. Jesse McKinster of Columbus, OH, and 2 brothers, Rev. S. B. Ball of Louisa and Edgar Ball of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

WALKER, Millie (Wellman)
Mrs. Millie Wellman Walker, 76, who resided on route 1, Fort Gay three and a half miles west of Fort Gay on the Wayne road, died Thursday morning in a Louisa hospital following an illness of five weeks. Funeral will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Fort Gay Baptist Church with Rev. J.C. Hager officiating and interment will be made in the Wellman family cemetery, near Fort Gay. A daughter of the late Allen and Margaret Morris Wellman, Mrs. Walker was born and reared near Fort Gay. She had been a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, William Walker, died in 1922. She is survived by one son, Charles E. Walker, Bartley, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. S. Booth and Mrs. C. W. Osborn, both of Wayne, and 3 brothers, E. M. Wellman of Fort Gay, and James and Virgil Wellman, both of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1942

WARD, Walter D.
Walter D. Ward, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ward of Martha, died Thursday at 3 p.m. in an Ashland hospital following an emergency operation. Funeral was conducted at the home at Martha Saturday morning with Rev. Will Sparks officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Besides the parents the child is survived by a sister, Berta Marie, 3 brothers, Randall, Ersel and Charles, all at home and a grandfather, Covey Sparks of Martha. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

WELLMAN, Edith Fay
Edith Fay Wellman, 6 year old daughter of Fred and Zelpha Frazier Wellman of the Big Hurricane section east of Fort Gay died Sunday night of complications following a short illness of flu. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at the home and interment made in the Frazier family cemetery. Besides the parents, she is survived by one sister, 2 brothers, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wellman and Mrs. Luty Frazier, all of Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1942

WILSON, John D.
John D. Wilson, 73?, formerly of Sidney, WV, died at the home of his son, K. H. Wilson of Rittman, OH, Mar 26, after an illness of 5 weeks of heart trouble. Mr. Wilson was born in Wayne county, the son of the late William and Prudence Wilson. He had been in the merchandise business for 35 years and had run a grocery store at Sidney for the past 19 years. He served as constable of Butler district for 2 terms and served 2 terms as member of the board of education of Butler district. He volunteered for service in the World War but was never called. At an early age he joined the Gragston Baptist Church. In August 1889 he was married to Almira Vires. Five children were born to this union. He is survived by the widow and 3 children. Charles and K. H. of Rittman and Oliver of Texas; one brother, Allen Wilson of Sidney, 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Huff of Prichard and Mrs. Susan Davis of Huntington; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the U. B. Church in Rittman, Mar 29, with burial in a cemetery there. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1942

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BOGGS, Pleasant
Pleasant Boggs, aged about 75, died Apr 20 at his home on Caines Creek. Funeral was conducted, Wednesday of last week and interment was made in the Boggs Cemetery on Caines Creek. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mary Boggs; 2 sons, Taylor and Curt Boggs, both of Caines Creek; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bert Cooksey, of Catt, Mrs. Lindsey Chaffin of Buchanan and Miss Lilly Boggs of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

CLARKSON, David Franklin
1864-1942
David Franklin Clarkson, born near Busseyville in Lawrence County, KY, Apr 21, 1864, died Apr 21, 1942, at Brighton, CO. He first went to Colorado in 1881, returning to Kentucky a year or so later and married Hannah Whitley in 1886. In 1890, he returned to Denver, making his home at Brighton, CO, until the time of his death. He leaves his widow, Mrs. D. F. Clarkson and 6 children, Mrs. Martha Calhoun of Ione, CO, Mrs. A. L. Lincoln of Tennessee, Mrs. D.I. Marr of Denver, CO and Mrs. Frank Sweeney of Brighton, CO. There are 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

COCHRAN, Thomas Wesley
1883-1942
Thomas Wesley Cochran, 58, native of Lawrence county, died last Saturday at his home at Nolan, WV, after a long illness of tuberculosis. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cochran and was born near Louisa Sep 10, 1883. He moved to Mingo county 25 years ago. Funeral was conducted at Nolan Sunday. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1942

COLLINSWORTH, Louvenda (Campbell)
Mrs. Louvenda Campbell Collinsworth, 82, widow of the late Anderson (Sign) Collinsworth of Fallsburg, died Saturday morning at 12:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Damron at Fallsburg. Mrs. Collinsworth, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Cain Campbell, was born and reared near Huntington, WV. She was married 61 years ago and moved then to near Fallsburg. She had resided in Fallsburg and nearby since then. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since early girlhood. Funeral rites were conducted Monday morning at the Damron home in Fallsburg with a large assemblage attending. The body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to Boyd county for interment in the Fannin cemetery on Bear Creek. Surviving besides Mrs. Damron are 3 daughters, Mrs. J. S. Ashworth, Ashland, Mrs. John H. Ekers of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Sherman DeVoid of Cleveland, OH, 2 sons, Lindsey Collinsworth, Louisa business man and Jay Collinsworth, of Charleston, WV; one sister, Mrs. Felix Roby of Fairmont, WV and a brother, Sherman Campbell of Huntington. Her husband, who was an extensive livestock dealer and a prominent Lawrence county citizen, died in 1933. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1942

CRUM, Josephine (Newberry)
Mrs. Josephine Newberry Crum, 85, widow of the late Nathan W. Crum of Williamson, died last Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral was conducted at her girlhood home in Inez, KY. Mrs. Crum, member of a pioneer Martin county family, was a sister of the late Jeff Newberry, of Huntington and Crit Newberry of Kenova. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

DAY, James William
James William Day, later "Blind Bill" Day, and later made famous by Miss Jean Thomas, Ashland author, who presented him as Jillson Setters, the Singing Fiddler of Lost Hope Holler, died Wednesday midnight of last week. For many years, Day, then known as "Blind Bill Day" was an itinerant fiddler who played his ballads and hill country ditties in Catlettsburg and mountain county seats for those who would pause on the streets and in the court yards to listen. "Discovered" in the lat 1920's by Jean Thomas, he became "Jillson Setters, the Singin' Fiddler of Lost Hope Hollow." As such he was the real life basis for the imaginary hero in Miss Thomas' book of the same name.

After the book appeared, he began to play the part of the Jillson Setters in the story. Miss Thomas dressed him in homespun, took him to New York and introduced him as a Kentucky mountaineer minstrel. Several years ago he accompanied Miss Thomas to England, where he played ballads. Each year for the last decade he fiddled at the American Folk Song Festival, started and promoted by Miss Thomas. He appeared several times of radio broadcasts, one of them a coast-to-coast hookup. He wrote a number of ballads, which he played and sang. the last in 1941, dealt with the life of Sgt. Alvin C. York, who he had never seen, but whom he said he admired greatly.

Blind Bill never actually was blind, and his failing eyesight was restored several years ago by an operation. He was born in Rowan County, but he admitted that if there was a Lost Hope Hollow there he couldn't locate it. Miss Thomas said he could trace his ancestry back to Elizabeth England. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters, 2 sons, 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1942

DAY, Joseph
Joseph Day, 72, retired miner of the Bear Creek section fell dead in a field near his home Tuesday afternoon. He formerly was employed at the Ike Caldwell coal mine on Bear Creek, Boyd County. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, Clarence of Willard and John of Bear Creek, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ora Conley and Mrs. Clara Pennington both of Willard. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1942

EVANS, Jewel (Sparks)
Mrs. Jewel Sparks Evans, 24, wife of Russell Evans, died Friday morning at the home at Sarah, Elliott county, after a brief illness of a heart ailment. Deceased was a daughter of Mart and Alma Sparks of Sarah. Besides the parents, she is survived by 2 small children and 2 sisters, Mrs. Garnet Gillum of Culver, KY and Miss Pauline Sparks, at home. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1942

FLANNERY, Augustus B.
Augustus B. Flannery, 76, native of Newfoundland, Elliott county, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Olive Goodman of Wheelersburg, OH. He had been a salesman for the International Harvester Co  20 years and for 14 years was a foreman for the BN & W Railway. Burial was in the South Webster, OH cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

HALE, Charles
Charles Hale, 48, died Wednesday midnight at his home near Buchanan after suffering a stroke 4 days earlier. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Ogle Cemetery on Bear Creek where interment will be made. Deceased was born and reared in the Bear Creek section, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hale. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Isaac Adams, Sunbury, OH and Miss Mary Louisa, at home, 4 sons, Warren, James and Junior, of Sunbury, OH and Charles Hale at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Calvin Workman and Mrs. Louise Limming, both of Buchanan and Mrs. Mary Sperry of Kenova, WV and 2 brothers, Lafe Hale, Buchanan and Jess Hale, Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1942

HANNERS, Cora Lee (Cornelius)
Mrs. Cora Lee Hanners, 75, widow of the late H. O. "Dad" Hanners of Louisa, died Sunday at 1:25 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Cox at Sprigg, WV, where she had made her home the past 2 years. Mrs. Hanners had been ill 9 weeks of complications. The body was returned to Louisa Sunday afternoon in the Curtright funeral car. Funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. William W. Moore, and Rev. R. C. Lockwood, officiating and interment made in the Pinehill cemetery here. A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Hanners came to Lawrence county when 2 years old with her parents, David and Rhoena Eric Cornelius, and had resided  here until 2 years ago. Her husband died 6 years ago. She was a member of the Louisa Christian church for 48 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. John A. Vaughan, of Louisa and Mrs. Taylor Muncey of Kent, OH; 2 sons, Henry A. Hanners of Ashland, KY and Albert A. Hanners of Beckley, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. E. Sprinkle, Yellow Springs, OH and Mrs. M. E. Sprinkle, apple Grove, WV and a brother, John Cornelius of Lousat, OH. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

HAYTON, James G.
James G. Hayton, 60, of Prichard, WV, an employee of the N & W Railway company for 25 years, died at his home Apr 23, after an illness of 5 weeks. Funeral services were held last Sunday at the Shiloh Methodist Church, with Rev. Ben Curnutte officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, 4 sons, Clarence of Slagel, Leonard, Paul and Roy Hayton, at home, 2 daughters, Mary Bell and Elizabeth Hayton, at home, a brother, John Hayton of Prichard. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

HOWARD, Lindsey
Lindsey Howard, 71, retired farmer of Prichard, WV, died Friday of last week at his home. Funeral was conducted Sunday and interment made in the Stith cemetery. Rev. B. F. Curnutte and Rev. B. J. Collins officiated at the rites. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Fannie Howard, 3 sons, Forrest Howard of Kenova, Severt Howard of Prichard, and Harold Howard of Boston, Mass., 5 daughters, Mrs. Edith Booth of Wayne county, Mrs. Dovetta Cyrus, WV, Mrs. Mildred Blankenship, of Huntington, and Mrs. Hilda Hager of Gallipolis, OH, 15 grandchildren and a brother, Louis Howard, of Prichard. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1942

David Lindsey Howard, 71, retired farmer of Prichard, died at his home May 8. Funeral services were held at the Gragston Baptist Church with Rev. B. F. Curnutte and Rev. B. J. Collins officiating. Burial was in the Stith cemetery near Prichard last Sunday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie Howard, 3 sons, Forest of Kenova, Severt of Prichard, and Harold of Boston, Mass., 5 daughters, Mrs. Martha Wallace of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Edith Booth and Mrs. Dovetta Cyrus of Cyrus, Mrs. Mildred Blankenship of Huntington and Mrs. Hilda Hager of Gallipolis, OH; 15 grandchildren and a brother, Louis Howard of Prichard. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1942

JONES, Jimison J.
Jimison J. Jones, 73, farmer, of Patrick, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Warnick of Ashland, Apr 22, after an illness of one year. He had been in Ashland for 6 weeks. Mr. Jones was born and reared at East Lynn, WV, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Jones. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Jones, 3 sons, Lon Jones of Warren, OH, John Jones of Naugatuck, Robert Jones of the U. S. Navy; another daughter, Mrs. Anna Vornes of Covington, KY, a brother, Dan Jones of East Lynn, 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Davis of East Lynn and Mrs. Dora Williamson of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted at the residence in Patrick by Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa. Burial was in the Jones family cemetery at Patrick. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

JORDAN, David Winton
Funeral services for David Winton Jordan, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jordan of Colcord, WV, who died May 12, in a Charleston WV hospital after an illness of 3 months was held at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral home in Catlettsburg with Rev. A. P. Keyser, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was in the Williams cemetery at Ashland. Additional survivors are a brother, Freddie Jordan, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Paden of Colcord and Mrs. E. B. Shortridge of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1942

LAMBERT, Cynthia (Stidham)
Mrs. Cynthia Stidham Lambert, 80, wife of Hiram L. Lambert, died Friday night at 10:30 at the home of a son, Allen Lambert, of the Long Branch section near Fallsburg. She had been ill for nearly 3 months. Mrs. Lambert was born at Gladesville, VA, a daughter of Adam and Margaret Church Stidham, but had lived near Fallsburg for the last 40 years. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 63 years. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon from the home of Allen Lambert on Long Branch with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and interment in the family cemetery. Besides the husband, she is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles Jackson, Chicago, IL, Mrs. John Ward, Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Bill Moore, Mrs. Dave Jackson and Mrs. Etta Ball, all of Fallsburg and 2 sons, Allen Lambert of Fallsburg and Jason Lambert of Catlettsburg and 2 half-brothers, Bart Boyd and Billy Boyd both of Floyd county. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1942

MARCUM, Marie
MARCUM, Bonnie
PENNINGTON, Lee
Williamson, WV, Marie, 6, and Bonnie Marcum, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marcum and Lee Pennington, 8, son of Mrs. Ruth Pennington, died Saturday in a fire which destroyed the home of 8 families, the post office and a combination store and restaurant, at Chattaroy, WV. Members of the Williamson fire department, which brought the blaze under control, estimated the damage at between $30 and $50 thousand dollars. The father of the two Marcum children is serving a sentence in the penitentiary. His wife and Mrs. Pennington had shared a home since he was sentences and it was in their home that the fire started. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

MCCOMAS, J. W.
1864-1942
Rev. J. W. McComas, 78, retired Methodist minister and well known farmer of the Little Hurricane section of Wayne county, died Thursday of last week, at his home at route 1, Prichard. He had been ill 4 months of complications. Funeral was conducted Saturday at 10:30 at the home on Little Hurricane Creek and burial was in the McComas family cemetery. Rev. McComas was born Feb 1, 1864 at Dickson, Wayne County, a son of James and Susannah Turner McComas. He had operated a farm on Little Hurricane Creek for more than 50 years and served as a Methodist minister for 40 years on circuits in Wayne County, WV and Lawrence Co., KY. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Belle McComas, to whom he had been married 53 years, 3 daughters, Mrs. Cecil Hulette, Belfry, KY, Mrs. Curtis Ellis and Mrs. Frobel Ferguson both of Prichard, WV, and Garland McComas of Ironton, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Harve Roberts of Huntington, Mrs. Will Kilgore of Kenova and Mrs. Charles Miller of Detroit, MI and 2 brothers, Pearl McComas of Wooster, OH and Marion McComas of Kansas. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

MCCOY, Mary
Mrs. Mary McCoy, 75 years old, of Webb, WV, died in a Williamson hospital Arp 26 after a long illness. She is survived by the following children: Tracy and Floyd McCoy of Tripp, Jack Deskins of Mallory, Mrs. Bertha Williams of Matewan, Mrs. Ollie McCoy of Wyoming and Mrs. Maude Wooten of Crum. Funeral services were held at the home with Rev. John Daniels and Rev. T. H. Fluty officiating. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

MEADE, David Borders
David Borders Meade, 72, a resident of Greenup County for the past 25 years, died Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at the home on Indian Run after a brief illness.  A native of Lawrence County, Mr. Meade is survived by the widow; one son, Roscoe Meade, Baltimore, MD; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Barker, Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Ambert Austin, Rt. 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Quincy Roberts, Ashland; and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Miller, Norris, KY; Mrs. Agnes Austin, Route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. L. C. Moore, Route 1, Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

NEAL, Emma Elizabeth (Riffe)
Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Neal, 83, widow of the late William H. Neal of the East Fork section, died Tuesday night at 9:20 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jess Ward at the mouth of Garner, Boyd county, where she had made her home the past 6 months. She had been ill 10 days. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 in the East Fork Chapel and interment will be made in the Riffe family cemetery on East Fork. Mrs. Neal, a daughter of the late William and Betty Short Riffe, was born and reared on East Fork and had lived there practically all of her life. Her husband, who died in 1937, was an extensive farmer of that section. Deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for 61 years. Besides Mrs. Ward, she is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. J. D. Davenport, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Mike Demmler, Huntington, WV, Mrs. J. A. Stanley, Danville, KY, and Mrs. J. Tom Fannin, Ashland; 3 sons, T. R. Neal, Springfield, OH, Fred B. Neal, Louisville, KY and W. J. Neal, Libston, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. William Byington, of Florida and Mrs. Charles Lane and Mrs. Forest Twinington, both of Columbus, OH and 2 brothers, John S. and W. T. Riffe, both of Louisa. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

PARKER, Annie
Mrs. Annie Parker, 60, of Twin Valley, near Portsmouth, OH, died last Wednesday in a Portsmouth hospital. She was a native of Johnson County and a sister of Willie McKenzie of Flat Gap. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1942

PETERS, Jesse
Jesse Peters, 37, native of Louise died Sunday in New Jersey, relatives here were informed this week. Peters was born and reared at Two Mile, near Louisa and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brack Peters. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

RAMEY, Grace (Hampton)
Fort Gay, WV, Apr 28--Mrs. Grace  Hampton Ramey, 28, wife of Elwood Ramey, died early this morning at the home of her father in law, E. L. Ramey at Genoa, WV following an illness of a year. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 from the Church of Christ at Radnor, WV with Wayne Napire officiating and interment will be made in the family cemetery. she had been a member of the Church of Christ for a year. Deceased is s daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Selbia Hampton, of Effie, WV and the late Samuel Hampton. Besides the mother and husband, she is survived by a son, Elwood Ray, Jr., 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank Curnutte and Mrs. Ruth Paratt, both of Radnor, Mrs. John Workman, Zelda, KY, and Mrs. Roy Napier, Fort Gay, WV and 4 brothers, Boyd Hampton, Patriot, OH, Lace Hampton, Buchanan, KY and Cecil and Lawrence Hampton both of Radnor. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

RATCLIFF, Inez (Branham)
Mrs. Inez Branham Ratcliff, 65, wife of Dan Ratcliff, of Clifford, died Saturday morning at 4 a.m. at the home. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the home and interment made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Ratcliff was a daughter of the late Doll and Ellen Bowe Branham and was born and reared near Clifford. She had been a member of the United Baptist church for 31 years. Besides the husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Joel Sparks of Clifford and Mrs. Charles Cabot of Cleveland, OH and 3 brothers, Tom, Sam and Ed Branham, all of Clifford. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1942

RATCLIFF, Phyllis (Bromley)
Fort Gay, WV, May 11--Mrs. Phyllis Bromley Ratcliff, 66, Negro, wife of Robert Ratcliff, died Wednesday night of last week at the home here a few hours after suffering a stroke. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home and interment made in the Bromley family cemetery on Tabors Creek, 3 miles from Fort Gay. Deceased was born and reared at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Frank and Emma R. Bromley. She had long been a member of the Methodist Church. Besides the husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John L. Moore and Miss Mary Ratcliff, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Spurgin Smith of Huntington, 1 son, Herschel Ratcliff of Fort Gay and 2 sisters. Mrs. Arthur Jones of Huntington and Mrs. P. C. Poage of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1942

ROBERTS, Ulysses Grant
Ulysses Grant Roberts, 74, farmer, died Apr 25 at his home near Busseyville. He had been ill 6 weeks of complications. Funeral was conducted Monday at the home with Rev. S. B. Ball officiating and interment was made in the Roberts Cemetery. A son of the late George and Amanda Carter Roberts, Mr. Roberts was born and reared near Busseyville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Burchett Roberts, 2 daughters, Mrs. Eskell Thompson of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Hez Davis of Wayne, WV; 4 sons, George, Carlos, McKinley and Millard Roberts all of route 3, Louisa and a brother, Strode Roberts also of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

SMITH, Effie (Fleming)
1888-1942
Mrs. Effie Smith, 54, wife of V. A. Smith, succumbed Monday morning at 9:55 at her home in Ashland following an illness of 6 years. Mrs. Smith, a resident of Ashland for the last 32 years was born Feb 28, 1888, at Webbville, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Baker Fleming. Surviving in addition to the husband and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Fleming, are 2 sons, Kenneth and Virgil Smith, at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. James Dodson of Fort Worth, TX and Miss Zelma Lee Smith at home; 5 brothers, Millard of Los Angeles, William of Fleming, KY, Clarence of Columbus, OH, Claude of Ashland and Rev. Leonard Fleming of Hitchins, KY; 3 sisters, Mrs. Marion Hutchison of Ashland, Mrs. Minnie Boggs of Cambridge City, IN and Mrs. Edith Tisdale of Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1942

SMITH, George
George Smith, 66, native of Wayne county, died Wednesday of last week at his home in Williamson. He was a son of Jake and Rachel Hinkle Smith of Wayne county. Mrs. Sarah Prince of this county is a sister and Lindsey Smith of near Louisa, is a brother. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1942

THACKER, Joseph Bascom
Joseph Bascom Thacker, 59, farmer of the Morgan Creek section, died last Saturday in a hospital in Columbus, OH where he had gone two weeks earlier for treatment. The body was shipped to Louisa and taken to his home on Morgan Creek where funeral was conducted Monday with Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Deceased was a son of the late Joseph and Julia Stewart Thacker. His wife, Mrs. Virginia  Newsome Thacker, died in 1931. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. R. C. Pence, Columbus, OH, and Misses Maxine and Kora, at home; 2 sons, Monroe Thacker in the Army and Robert Thacker at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Edwards, Norwood, OH and Miss Hannah Thacker, Cincinnati, OH and 2 brothers, James Thacker, Columbus, OH and Marion Thacker, Yatesville. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

TOPPINS, William
William Toppins, 72, of Fort Gay, route 2, died Monday morning at the home of a son, Arlie Toppins on Mill Creek near Fort Gay. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning in the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, WV and interment was made in the Strother family cemetery there. Deceased was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Toppins was born and reared at route 1, Prichard on Little Hurricane Creek, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Toppins. Surviving besides the son is a sister, Mrs. J. W. McComas of route 1, Prichard, WV and a brother, M. K. Toppins of Ironton, OH. His wife, Mary Ramey Toppins, died 38 years ago. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

VAUGHAN, Mary Louise (Borders)
Mrs. Mary Louise Borders Vaughan, 84, widow of the late Capt. Rex Vaughan of Catlettsburg, died Sunday at the home of a son, Charles Vaughan at Bellaire, OH. Deceased was a native of Johnson County. Her late husband, was widely known Ohio and Big Sandy river steamboat captain. Big Sandy news, May 1, 1942

WALLER, Virginia
Williamson, WV--Mrs. Virginia Waller, 26, died Tuesday in a Logan hospital of a fractured skull sustained when the car driven by her husband, Clifford Waller, of Monaville, WV overturned on Trace mountain near the Logan-Mingo line. The accident occurred at 10 Monday night while Mr. and Mrs. Waller, accompanied by their 4 children, were returning to their Island Creek home after a visit to their farm at Crum, WV. The husband and children escaped with minor injuries. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1942

WEBB, Elizabeth (Webb)
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, 75, widow of the late L. D. Webb, of Glenwood died Wednesday morning at the home of a son, Raymond Webb at Glenwood. She had been ill nearly a year. Funeral was conducted Thursday morning at 11 in the Glenwood Baptist Church and interment made in the Webb family cemetery there. Mrs. Webb is survived by another son, C. O. Webb of Florence, SC, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mattie Hunnicutt of Webbville and Mrs. Minnie Bewell of Union, KY, and 2 brothers, Jimero Webb and Paris Webb both of Webbville. Her husband, died in 1923. Mrs. Webb was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Wright Webb. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than half a century. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

WHITE, Roy
1909-1942
Roy White, 33, native of this county and a veteran millwright at the Armco plant in Ashland, was electrocuted while working in the blooming and tar mill department Tuesday afternoon. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe White, well known residents of the Bear Creek section. Artificial respiration treatment while enroute to the hospital and mechanical respirations treatment in the hospital failed to revive the worker.

W. A. Jordan, plant safety director, said that White was electrocuted when his had touched a wire carrying 440 volts of electricity. White, preparing to repair a piece of equipment, had thrown a switch and believed  the wire dead but  had thrown the wrong switch, Jordan said. When he came into contact with the wire he received the full force of the current. White, who had worked at Armco for 15 years, had recently moved to Summit, after living in Ashland for 10 years. He was one of the committee of the Ashland Armco Employ Representatives. He was a member of Poage Lodge No. 325 F & AM of Ashland.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe White, he was born at Adeline, Feb 16, 1909. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Jarrel White, 2 sons, Robert Gene, 9, and Roy Thomas, 3, his parents who reside at Adeline, 5 brothers, Frank and Arthur, both with the U. S. Navy, Joe White, Jr., of Adeline, Clarence White and Curtis White, both of Buchanan; 4 sisters, Miss Goldie White and Mrs. Andrew Noe of Ashland, Mrs. Nora Rankin of Buchanan and Mrs. Arvilla Bluebaum of Adeline. the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Rev. Sam Sloan will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. Bernard Kouns. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1942

WHITT, Carl Lee
Carl Lee Whitt, 3 day old son of Carl and Rosa Pack Whitt, died Monday at the Whitt home in Louisa. Funeral was conducted Tuesday with Rev. William W. Moore officiating and interment was made in the Frazier cemetery at Two Mile. Surviving besides the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pack and a sister, Violet. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1942

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JUNE

BERRY, W. A.
Dr. W. A. Berry, prominent Ashland physician and one time Lawrence County superintendent of schools, died Tuesday in Ashland following an illness of 4 days. Funeral was conducted at the residence in Ashland Thursday afternoon with Rev. Samuel R. Currey, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating and interment was in the Ashland cemetery. Dr. Berry was born at Logan, WV, the son of the late James Madison Berry and Emily Perry Berry. He had been a practicing physician in Ashland for the past 49 years, going there in 1893 from Louisa, where he had operated a drug store in addition to his medical practice. Dr. Berry was in the educational field before entering upon his medical studies. He taught school in Boyd and Greenup counties and later served as superintendent of schools in Lawrence County. He was enrolled at Central University Medical School at Louisville (now the University of Louisville) in 1883 and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine 4 years later. Later he graduated from the Louisville Pharmaceutical School and returned to Louisa to begin his practice. Dr. Berry was also a graduate of the New York Post-graduate Medical School.

He was formerly chief surgeon for the Ohio Valley Electric Railway Company. He had served as secretary of the American Medical Association and held membership in county, state and national medical associations. He was also a member of the Boyd County Health Department and a member of the First Presbyterian church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Belva Jordan Berry native of near Fallsburg, one daughter, Mrs. Bess Berry Young, of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Bosley of Ashland and Mrs. A. O. Carter, Louisa, KY. Also surviving are 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Jessamine Wooten of Louisville and Mrs. Betty Young Wooten of Hazard, KY, a nephew, Joseph Bosley, Jr., U. S. Army and a niece, Mrs. Forrest Rhodemyre of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

CARTER, David
David Carter, 72, a well known merchant of Plum Grove, Greenup county and brother of Mrs. Hallie Lowe of Yatesville died Sunday at his home. He had been a merchant at Plum Grove for 34 years. Interment was made in Greenup county. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1942

CHAPMAN, Priscilla (Booth)
Mrs. Priscilla Booth Chapman, 70, native of Wayne county and sister of Dan Booth of Louisa, died at her home at Chattaroy, WV. Her husband, William, died some years ago. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1942

CORDLE, Elizabeth (Hayes)
1865-1942
Mattie, KY, Jun 23--The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Cordle, widow of George Cordle, deceased, was largely attended here on Tuesday of last week. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Church in Salyersville. Her funeral was preached here at the Cando Church by Revs. Prater and Conley of Salyersville and W. T. Fraley of Ledocio. She has many friends and relatives here who regret her passing. The bereaved family here have our heartfelt sympathy. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

CRABTREE, T. E.
T. E. Crabtree, 60, well known farmer, died Thursday of last week at his home at Yatesville following an illness of a year. Funeral rites were conducted at the home at Yatesville Saturday afternoon at 1 and the body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to the Peters cemetery on Mill Creek, five miles from Fort Gay, WV where a brief service was held at 2:30. Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiated at both services. Deceased was a son of the late Isaac and Mary Crabtree and was born and reared near Fort Gay. He had resided on a farm at Yatesville the past 4 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Lynch Crabtree, 2 daughters, Mrs. Lon Patton of Louisa and Miss Lelia Crabtree, at home, 4 sons, Russell Crabtree of Fort Gay, Lester and Clarence Crabtree at home and Lucian Crabtree of U. S. Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN; one sister, Mrs. James Akers, Fort Gay, and 4 brothers, S. M. Crabtree of Waverly, OH, Brooksie Crabtree of Huntington, WV, Dock Crabtree, Radnor, WV and Carl Crabtree of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1942

GEORGE, Jess
1867-1942
Jess George, 75, well known Lawrence county farmer, died Monday midnight at his home at Ulysses. He had been ill 2 weeks. Funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at 10 from the home and interment made in the family cemetery. Mr. George was born in Johnson County, a son of the late James and Mary Vanhoose George, but came to this county with his parents when a child and had lived at Ulysses until his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Catherine Davis George, to whom he had been married 55 years, 5 sons, Omar and Joe George, both of Louisa, Ed George, Louisa route 1, Will George, Ulysses and James George, Whitewoods, VA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Anderson Ward, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Charles Preston, Georges Creek, KY and Mrs. Frank Brown, Ashland, KY and one brother, John George of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1942

GILLEM, Bill
Gillen Branch, Keaton, KY, Jun 1--The grim reaper, death, has put in his appearance in our community and taken from our midst, Bill Gillem, who had been critically ill for a few weeks and who passed quietly away at his home at Keaton, Wednesday of last week. He had been afflicted for several years, but had gradually grown worse the past few months. He bore his suffering with Christian patience and all who knew him felt that death only relieved him from pain and suffering and gave him entrance to that celestial city where sickness and suffering are not known. He leaves a heart broken companion, 2 sons, Mervin who is in the armed forces and Willard at home, besides a host of near relatives and friends who mourn his passing. The funeral was conducted Thursday from the Upper Keaton Church with Rev. Tommy Bailey, of Keaton, Rev. H. T. Hamilton of Flat Gap and Rev. A. C. Bradley of Dingus officiating. He was laid to rest on the hill overlooking the home, there to await the summons from his master to come up higher and reap the reward promised to the faithful and true servants who love and served the Master faithfully to the end. Among the ones attending the funeral services outside this community were Mr. and Mrs. John Gillem, of Warsaw, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Mrs. Eugene Salyer of Ashland, and Mr. and Mrs. Foster Ferguson and daughters, Magdalene and Wandalee, Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Lyon and son, Manuel, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Johns and daughter, Joan, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Lyons and A. M. Lyon of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1942

LOWE, Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Henry Lowe, of Lowmansville, died Tuesday of last week after an illness of 3 weeks. Burial was at Dema. Mrs. Lowe, age 58, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slone of Knott county. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She leaves a son, Bill Jones, of Dema, and a daughter, Mrs. Belle Gibson of Raven. Also surviving are a brother, Arlan Slone and a sister, Ellen Gibson. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

MEEK, Henry Harrison
1869-1942
Henry Harrison Meek, 73, native of Louisa, died Saturday at his home at Huddy, Pike county, following a long illness. He was born in Louisa Apr 12, 1869. His widow, Mrs. Sally Mae Meek, survives. Funeral was held at Huddy Monday and interment made there. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

PARKS, Tom
Tom Parks, 72, retired saw mill operator and timberman, was found dead Sunday morning in his home here where he lived alone. He had been in failing health for several years. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Louisa Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating and interment was made in the Borders Cemetery on Georges Creek. Deceased was born at Patrick, a son of Kay and Julia Perry Parks. He had operated timber jobs in many section of the lower Big Sandy Valley and was widely known. Suffering from asthma, he had been a semi-invalid for several months and lived alone. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ival Lewis, Ashland, and Mrs. Carl Parker, Louisa, one son, Earl P. Parks, Portsmouth, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank McClure, Gallup, KY, Mrs. Sarah Preston, Louisa, Mrs. Mollie Haws, Ray Harbor, CA and one brother, Ed Parks, Dennis, KY. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

PORTER, Ella V. (Fannin)
Mrs. Ella V. Porter, 42, wife of J. M. Porter and native of Elliott county, died at her home in Ashland, Sunday midnight. She was born at New Foundland, Elliott county, a daughter of W. P. and Elizabeth Dickerson Fannin and had lived in Ashland, 19 years. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1942

SKAGGS, Virgil
The body of Virgil Skaggs, 29, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Skaggs of Delaware, OH was brought to Louisa Tuesday morning for funeral and interment. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the home of his brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Andy K. York on Lock avenue here, with Rev. T. J. Hopson, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church and Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. A large assemblage attended. Interment was made in the Hay family cemetery at Smokey valley, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Skaggs, native of Louisa, and a former Louisa high school athlete, succumbed at 4:30 p.m. Sunday of complications developing from a pneumonia illness last November. He became while serving as a guard at the Radford, VA powder plant last winter and never recovered. Skaggs was born here Sep 23, 1912. His father served as county jailer and later was a merchant in Louisa. The family moved to Ohio 8 years ago. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alberta Ruth Callahan Skaggs, a son, Sam C. aged 4, 5 sisters, Mrs. Carl Parker of Louisa, Mrs. Andy K. York, Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Martin Nyberg, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Robert Smith, Baltimore, MD and Miss Hattie Skaggs at home and 2 brothers, Ray Skaggs, Findlay, OH and Donald Skaggs, at home. After attending high school here Skaggs served fro 1930 to 1933 in the U. S. Navy. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

SPARKS, Lincoln
1865-1942
Lincoln Sparks, 77, retired timberman and farmer of the upper Blaine section, died Saturday at his home near Hannah, after an illness of 18 months. Funeral was conducted Sunday with Rev. W. C. woods of New Boston, OH, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. Deceased was born Feb 20, 1865 in the Blaine section, a son of the late Samuel and Nancy Skaggs Sparks. By his first marriage to Miss Nancy Sparks he is survived by 5 sons, James H. Owendale, MI, Alger, New Boston, OH, Willie, Lucasville, OH, Thomas, Portsmouth, OH and 2 daughters, Lula of Portsmouth, OH and Perlina, at home. His first wife, died many years ago and in 1901 he was married to Sarah Jane Hale, and to this union the following children were born, Mrs. Mary Pigolo, Mrs. Martha Meeks and Miss Minnie Sparks, all of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lucy Salyers, Eugene and Russell Sparks of Hannah, John Henry Sparks of Huntington, WV, and Private Virgil Sparks, Fort Sheridan, IL. Also surviving is a brother, Peter Sparks of Scarewind. Deceased was a member of the Church of God. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1942

STAPLETON, John Alva
Johns Alva Stapleton, 82, member of a large family, died Jun 6 at his home at Red Bush. His father was Charley Stapleton of Virginia and his mother Elizabeth Williams of North Carolina who settled in this county. He was married to Sarah Jane McKenzie at Flat Gap in 1881. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1942

THOMPSON, Carmi
1870-1942
Carmi A. Thompson, 71, native of the Mill Creek section near Fort Gay, WV, who was U. S. Treasurer, secretary to the President and Secretary of Interior under President Taft, died Monday at his home in Cleveland, OH. Thompson, born Sep 6, 1870 a few miles from Fort Gay, was a son of the late Granville and Elizabeth Thompson, pioneer settlers of Wayne county. Mr. Thompson had been ill for several months. He was removed to his home from a hospital a few weeks ago. He underwent amputation of one leg 18 months ago. He was successively secretary to the President, Interior Secretary and U. S. Treasurer under President Taft and at the expiration of his term became manager of the Great Northern ore properties. Later he was general manager of the Tod-Stambaugh Co. of Cleveland and for several years was president of the old Fidelity Investment Association of Wheeling, WV. Thompson, a colonel during the Spanish-American War, was Republican nominee for governor of Ohio in 1922 but was defeated by Vic Donahey, Democrat. He was a friend of Warren G. Harding and had an important role in the "front porch campaign" of 1920. In 1926 Thompson was named a personal representative of President Coolidge to survey economic and political conditions in the Philippines. Mr. Thompson an occasional visitor here and in Fort Gay, was known by many in this section's older residents. He was a cousin of Mrs. R. L. Vinson of Louisa and has many relatives in Wayne county. The body was removed to Ironton, OH, his home for many years, and funeral was conducted there Thursday afternoon. Attending from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Vinson and Mr. and Mrs. James Ferguson. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

THOMPSON, D. J.
Dr. D. J. Thompson, 68, prominent Lawrence county physician and medical officer for the local selective service board, died suddenly Thursday morning at 10 at his home at Webbville, The News learned just before press time. Dr. Thompson, who had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past few months, dropped dead in the back yard of his home. No funeral arrangements had been made at the time The News went to press. Dr. Thompson had examined 50 selective service registrants in Louisa Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Walters Thompson, 2 sons, J. Walter of Louisa and Monroe of Cincinnati and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Nickell of Webbville. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

VINSON, Victoria (Ferguson)
Mrs. Victoria Vinson, 89, of Ferguson, WV, died May 28, after a short illness. Mrs. Vinson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Ferguson. Her husband, Sam Vinson, has been dead several years. She is survived by 2 children, Mrs. Ida V. Watts, with whom she made her home at Ferguson, and Jay Vinson of Charleston, 1 daughter preceded her in death, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bells Wright of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. J. G. Lambert of Kenova, and Mrs. Georgia Dillon, of Holden, MO; 2 brothers, John C. Ferguson of Lavalette and Wayne b. Ferguson of Ferguson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Mullens with burial in the family cemetery near Wayne. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1942

WEBB, Bert
Bert Webb, 73, farmer of Fort Gay, route 2, died Sunday at his home on Mill Creek following an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at the home and interment made in the family cemetery on Mill Creek. Mr. Webb is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma W. Webb; 4 daughters, Mrs. Boyd Artrip, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Sam Parsons, Mrs. M. S. Cyrus and Mrs. Oscar Webb, all of Fort Gay route 2, 2 sons, Arnold and John Webb, both of Fort Gay route 2 and 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

WILLIAMS, Charles
Charles Williams, of Martin county, died Thursday of injuries sustained when a log rolled over him the previous day in a timbering job being conducted by John Henry Preece on the old Peach Orchard tract near the Joe West Gap. Williams suffered a crushed pelvis in the accident. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1942

WILLIAMS, Laura Belle (Skaggs)
Mrs. Laura Belle Williams, 68, died in Scioto Co., OH. She suffered a stroke 9 years ago and had been in failing health since. Mrs. Williams was born and reared in Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of G. W. and Elizabeth Phillips Skaggs. She moved to Portsmouth 35 years ago. She is the last of a family of 5 children. Surviving is an adopted son, Paul Heston of Diamond. Big Sandy news, Jun 26, 1942

YOUNG, Larry
Larry Young, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Young of Catlettsburg, formerly of Kenova, died in an Ashland hospital Jun 10. Funeral services were conducted at Leach, KY, Jun 11. Surviving in addition to the parents are a twin brother, Garry Joe, born Jun 9, another brother, Harold, 5, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.  Brown of Catlettsburg and the paternal grandfather, Garfield Young, of Blaine, KY. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1942

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JULY

BERRY, Alice ( Miller)
1869-1942
Mrs. Alice Miller, Berry, 73, wife of Garfield Berry of Ulysses, died at the home at noon Saturday a week after suffering a stroke. She had been in failing health for 8 years. Deceased, a daughter of Erastus and Emmaline Davis Miller, was born at Ulysses Feb 12, 1869 and had lived there all her life. Her first husband, E. D. Boyd, died 28 years ago and she married Mr. Berry 20 years ago. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Freewill Baptist Church at Walnut Grove with Rev. Dave Al Hayes, of Georges Creek, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Britt Beasley, Winnwood, WV, Mrs. Howard Thompson, Kermit, WV, Mrs. Melvin Cope, Matewan, WV; 5 sons, Scott Boyd of Kenova, WV and Jay, Oscar and Harry Boyd all of Keystone, WV and Dewey Boyd of Ulysses; 3 brothers, Oliver Miller, Catlettsburg, KY, Craton Miller, East Lynn, WV, and Winfield Miller, Stiltner, WV. Also 27 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mrs. Berry had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 10 years. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

BOOTH, John Morgan
John Morgan Booth, 62, well known citizen of Martin county, who had lived at Warfield, for the past 30 years and was owner of a broomhandie factory, which he established 20 years ago, died Wednesday of last week. He had been ill 3 weeks of heart trouble. Booth was also foreman over the Wolf Creek road to Martin county. He was a Mason and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Masonic rites were held at his late home Friday afternoon. Burial was at Warfield. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lessie Jordan Booth, and the following children: Sheridan, Clifford, Shelby, Oxier, Louisa and Audrey Booth all of Warfield. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Bas Marcum of Belfry, KY and Mrs. Ella Dalton of Beauty, KY and a brother, G. W. Booth of Warfield. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

BOYD, Bert
Bert Boyd, 36, native of Ulysses, died Saturday in a hospital in Charleston, WV from injuries received the day before he was hit by a train near Charleston. The victim was a son of Sherman and Laura Davis Boyd, of Ulysses and had been a resident of Catlettsburg from 1916 until last September when he went to Charleston to work for Austin Floor Covering shop. Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Lee Boyd, of Catlettsburg, 3 brothers, Burns Boyd, and John Boyd of Catlettsburg and A. C. Boyd of Charleston. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of Burns Boyd on Louisa road at Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

DAMRON, James Madison
James Madison Damron, 85, who served fro 45 years as a constable in Grant District of Wayne county, died Monday in a Huntington hospital of complications developing from a hip fracture he suffered in a fall 3 weeks ago at his home in Doane. Mr. Damron, a lifelong resident of Doane, was a deacon of the United Baptist Church there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lydia Herald Damron; 4 sons, L. P. Damron and Floyd Damron of Dunlow, J. M. Damron of Logan and Anderson, Damron of Doane; 5 daughters, Mrs. Marion F. Walker, Mrs. Howard Baldwin, Mrs. O. T. Burchett and Mrs. Walter D. Wilson of Huntington and Mrs. G. W. Sparks of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1942

DAVIS, Christopher C.
Christopher C. Davis, 94, died Friday, Jun 19, at his home on Davis branch in Wayne county after an illness of a few days. He was a life-long resident of Wayne county. Funeral services were held Sunday at the residence with the Rev. Henry Mullens officiating. Burial was in the Davis cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Lena Hazelett, Mrs. Frances O'Dell, Mrs. Zeda Staley and Miss Goldia Davis, 3 sons, Curtis, Bill and Bascom Davis, all of Prichard and 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1942

DAVIS, Eckel
The many friends and relatives of Eckel Davis, formerly of Ulysses, will be shocked and grieved to know that he passed away soon after an operation at Emergency hospital in Washington, D. C. The operation was to removed a brain tumor which had been gradually getting worse for the past 2 year. Eckel left Ulysses 13 years ago and went to live with his sister, Mrs. Eliza Davis Marquis at 4709 Sheridan street, Riverdale, MD. There he attended school, graduating from Hyattsville high school in 1936. He also attended the C. M.T. C. at Ft. Meade, MD for 4 years, graduating with high honors, and as 1st Sergeant of his company. He is the son of the late Lyss Davis. and Mrs. Mary Childers, of Ulysses. Surviving are 2 sisters, Eliza M. Marquis of Riverdale, MD and Carmie Boyd of Ulysses, Virgil Davis of Fort George Meade, MD and Elmer Davis, who is also in the U. S. Army. He was married to Virginia Shirley of Luray, VA and they lived in Washington D. C. He was an employee of Chestnut Farms Dairy of Washington. Big Sandy news, Jul 3, 1942

DERIFIELD, Arthur
1910-1942
Typhoid fever which he contracted 3 weeks ago proved fatal to Arthur Derifield, 32, well known merchant and farmer of Dennis, in a Louisa hospital Wednesday night. He had been a patient in the hospital 2 weeks. Funeral rites will be conducted from the home at Dennis Saturday morning at 10 with Rev. Ray Roberts and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment will be made in Pinehill Cemetery at Louisa. the body will be removed to the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. William Sammons on Jefferson street here Thursday afternoon and will be taken to the home at Dennis Friday morning at 9. Deceased, a son of Thomas and Cora Carter Derifield, was born at Overda in 1910. He formerly conducted a store at Irad, but purchased a farm at Dennis 5 years ago and moved there and established a store. He was married to Miss Jessie Sammons, of Louisa in 1935. Surviving besides the parents and wife are 2 children, Edna Frances and Thomas Allen Derifield, both at home and one sister, Mrs. Edgar Compton of Middleton, PA. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1942

DIAMOND, James Lowell Diamond, 10 months old son of Myrl and Alda Fyffe Diamond, died Monday morning at the Diamond home on Five Forks 3 miles from Louisa, following an illness of 2 days. Funeral was conducted at the home Wednesday with Rev. William W. Moore officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving besides the grandparents are 4 sisters, and 2 brothers and the grandparents, Mrs. Milton Diamond of Louisa route 3 and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Fyffe of Canton, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1942

FANNIN, Carrie Lou (Boggs)
1906-1942
Mrs. Carrie Lou Fannin, 36, wife of Allen Fannin of route 4, Louisa, died early Wednesday morning after an illness of 4 days. She was born Jan 16, 1906 and was the daughter of Mrs. William Boggs of Buchanan. Her father preceded her in death several years ago. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by 3 sons, Roy Fannin, Homer Fannin and Charles Edward Fannin, all at home, 4 daughters, Gay, Evelyn, Garnett and Dorothy Lou Fannin all at home; 3 brothers, Lon Boggs, Rush, and Henry Boggs of the U. S. Army, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Fred Elswick, route 1, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Edward Rodgers, Chrustla, KY, Mrs. Henry McGinnis of Ashland, Mrs. Marie Huff, Ironton, and Miss Edith Boggs, of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1942

FERGUSON, J. H.
Sandy Hook, KY, Jul 1--J. H. Ferguson, 79, Elliott county attorney from 1939 to 1941, died Friday at the home of a daughter Mrs. Newt Sparks at Martha. Mr. Ferguson, ill for a few years, resigned his post as county attorney in 1941 because of failing health. Funeral was conducted Sunday with Rev. Asa Hay of Blaine officiating. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Ison of Isonville, KY, 2 sons, Lt. Lewis Ferguson, Sandy Hook, Major Roscoe Ferguson of Fort Knox, KY, and 5 daughters, Mrs. Newt Sparks of Martha, KY, Mrs. Alice Conley of Louisville, Lena of Ashland, Rrella of Louisville and Ethel Leedy. Big Sandy News,  Jul 3, 1942

GRIFFITH, Ossie
The body of Ossie Griffith, 45, killed last week by a high tension wire while working for a coal company in West Virginia, was brought to this county and taken to his former home at Cherokee for funeral and burial Monday. Griffith, a son of Dee Griffith, of Cherokee, went to West Virginia 27 years ago, and at the time of his death was employed as an electrician for a coal company. 8,000 volts of current killed him instantly when he went to fix a line that had come into contact with a high tension wire blown down by a storm. He is survived by his wife, a native of West Virginia, and 5 children. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

JORDAN, James Marion
James Marion Jordan, 66, of Ashland, died Monday night at 8:05 at his home after a 3 day illness. Mr. Jordan was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late James and Mary Belle Carter Jordan of the Catt section. He had made his home in Ashland for 25 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gypsy Jordan, 4 daughters, Mrs. Lon Baker of Ashland, Mrs. Carrie Marcum of Kenova and Misses Colleen and Betty Jordan, at home; 6 sons, Cecil and Jack Jordan of Ashland, Charles Jordan of Baltimore, Elwood and J. C. Jordan, at home, and Willis Jordan of West Virginia, a brother, George Jordan of Dennis, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lou Burnett of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Belle Adkins. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1942

MURRAY, William
1855-1942
William Murray, 87, a native of this county, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Nourse of Twin Valley, near Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Murray, a retired grocer, had been ill 2 weeks with a heart ailment. He was born at Lowmansville, this county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Murray. He moved to Huntington in 1880 and to Portsmouth in 1911. His wife, Mahala Murray, died in 1932. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Nourse and Mrs. Ella Holzer of route 1, Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1942

PETERS, Fred
Fort Gay, WV, Jul 23--Fred Peters, 56, well known citizen of Fort Gay, died Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at this home following an illness of 6 months. Mr. Peters became ill while working as a carpenter for the Consolidated Engineering Company on a defense project at Baltimore, MD and was returned to his home early last month. He had been bedfast for 3 months. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 from the Fort Gay Methodist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 until time of the funeral. Interment will be made at Fort Gay. Deceased was born in Louisa, a son of the late C. F. and Susan Smith Peters and had resided at Louisa and Fort Gay most of his life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pekin, IL and the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge will conduct its ritual at the interment. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bartram Peters, 2 sisters, Mrs. Molly Meek, Fort Thomas, KY and Mrs. John Holbrook, Burlington, KY and 2 brothers, G. G. Peters, Louisa, route 2 and Roscoe Peters, Pekin, IL. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

PFOST, Ida Elmina (Bush)
Mrs. Ida Elmina Pfost, 70, wife of W. B. Pfost of Louisa, route 3, died Friday morning at 9:15 a.m. at the home on Five Forks, 3 miles from Louisa. She had been ill for 5 years. Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon and burial was held in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Born in Jackson County, WV, Mrs. Pfost was a daughter of the late Emmett and Virginia Simon Bush, but  had resided near Louisa the past 49 years. Surviving besides the husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. Oscar Fernquist, Louisa, route 3, and Mrs. Charles Arrington, Hardy, KY; 4 sons, E. A. and J. E. Pfost, both of Louisa, route 3, Jay G. Pfost of Shelbyville, KY and C. H. Pfost, Columbus, OH, 2 isters, Mrs. Verna Oliver, East Palestine, OH and Mrs. Beatrice Garnes, Buffalo, WV, and 4 brothers, H. A. Bush, Charleston, WV, J. A. Bush, Pittsburgh, PA, R. E. Bush, Given, WV and R. R. Bush, Buffalo, WV. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1942

PINSON, Jeff
K. Jeff Pinson, 72, well known Wayne county citizen, died Jun 22 at his home at Crum. Funeral was conducted at the Crum Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa officiating. Mr. Crum is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Poole Pinson, one daughter, Mrs. Carl Lycan of Kermit; one son, Homer E. Pinson, at home and 6 brothers, James of Pike county, John of Noaln, WV, robert of Kermit, WV, Ben D. of Kenova, WV, Thomas B. of Warfield, KY and Mack Pinson of Inez and his mother, Mrs. Nancy Deskin Pinson, of Crum. Masonic rites were conducted at the interment with many Masons from surrounding lodges participating. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1942

REEVES, William Curtis
William Curtis Reeves, 24, of Ashland, died at 6:25 Thursday night at his home following an illness of 9 months. Reeves was born in Lawrence County, KY, the son of Louis and Martha Hicks Reeves. He had resided in Ashland for the past 10 years and was a member of the Christian Baptist church. Funeral services were held Sunday morning from the Thirty-ninth Street Tabernacle with Rev. H. H. Perkins, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Crum Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1942

RUCKER, C. C. "Uncle Bud"
C. C. "Uncle Bud" Rucker, 95, retired farmer of Hitchins, died  Sunday at the home of a son, Anderson Rucker at Van Lear. Funeral was conducted at Hitchins Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1942

SAGRAVES, Estell J.
1908-1942
Estell J. Sagraves, 33, native of the Flat Gap section of Johnson County, died Saturday at his home in Wheelersburg, OH, after an illness of 10 years. He was born in Johnson county, Aug 6, 1908, a son of Estell F. and Amanda Rigsby Sagraves. His father died 3 years ago. He is survived by his mother and 2 brothers, Edward of Chillicothe, OH and Harold with the U. S. Army. Burial was made in Memorial Park cemetery at Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

SAGRAVES, Greenville
Greenville Sagraves, 66, Portsmouth carpenter, died last Thursday at Portsmouth General hospital of Bright's disease. He had been ill for 4 weeks and was taken Jun 11 to the hospital. Mr. Sagraves was born at Flat Gap, Johnson County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Sagraves. He moved to Portsmouth in 1913. In 1894 he married Letta Jane Skaggs and to this union were born 3 children. Surviving are Albert Sagraves, Mrs. Theodore Ribble of Portsmouth and Oral Sagraves of Franklin Furnace. He also leaves 2 brothers, James Sagraves of Dayton and John Sagraves of Danville, 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1942

SHANNON, William
William Shannon, 75, of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Thompson of Youngstown, OH. The body was brought to the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 at the Newman Cemetery at Gragston, Wayne County. Surviving are 4 sons, Virgil Shannon of Huntington, Major Shannon of Youngstown, and Stanley and Charles Shannon of Detroit and 2 daughters, Mrs. Otto Beuchler of Youngstown and Mrs. Lee Dorsey of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942

STURGILL, James M.
1861-1942
James M. Sturgill, a retired farmer and merchant of Flat Gap, died Friday in a Paintsville Hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Sturgill was born in Scott Co., VA, Dec 8, 1861, coming to Johnson county at an early age. Funeral was at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Harry T. Hamilton officiating. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Sturgill and the following children: Mrs. B. R. Vaughan of Ashland, Mrs. Crate Stapleton, Mrs. Harry B. Salyers, Mrs. Bert Thomas and Mrs. Taubee Phillips, all of Flat Gap, Herbert Sturgill, Blaine and Harry B. Sturgill, also of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1942

THOMPSON, R. J.
R. J. Thompson, 60, president of Wayne county Chamber of Commerce and widely known oil and gas operator of Wayne, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital of a heart ailment. Deceased was the father of Jack Thompson, former athletic coach at the Fort Gay high school. Funeral was held in Wayne Thursday. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1942

WILLIAMSON, Ruby  (Davis)
Mrs. Ruby Davis Williamson, 23, wife of Roy B. Williamson, and a native of Crum, WV, died Monday in a Portsmouth, OH hospital. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mrs. Williamson was born and reared at Crum, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Davis. She was married to Mr. Williamson in 1935 and they later moved to Portsmouth where he is signal maintenance man for the N & W Railway. The body was returned to Crum and funeral was conducted Thursday at the home of her parents with Rev. Ballard Copley of Cassie, WV officiating. Surviving are her husband, her parents of Crum and these sisters and brothers, Mrs. Stella Meade, Miss Marie Davis and Clarence Davis of Crum, Mrs. Ona Endicott of Webb, WV and Henry Davis of Norfolk, VA. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1942

YORK, Doris Ann
Doris Ann York, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John York of the Three Mile section on route 2 died Tuesday at the home. Funeral was conducted Thursday at the Bowle Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are 4 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1942.

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AUGUST

ATKINS, Alice (Hall)
Mrs. Alice Atkins, 77, widow of the late Lewis Atkins of Zelda, died early Sunday at her home at Zelda following a stroke suffered a week earlier. Mrs. Atkins was born in Jeffersonville, NC, but had lived at Zelda the past 42 years. Her late husband, operated a large farm and store there. He died several years ago. She was the daughter of Squire and Martha Taylor Hall of North Carolina. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the home and interment made in the family cemetery. She is survived by one son, Bruce Atkins, of Zelda, 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Thomas Crance of Ashland, and Mrs. Russell Hensley of Coal Grove, OH and a half brother, Bill Stidham of Ashland, Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1942

BOGGS, George A.
Private George A. Boggs, native of the Flat Gap section near the Lawrence-Johnson county line, was killed accidentally at Camp Shelby, Miss., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boggs of near Chillicothe, OH were informed Saturday. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

BURNETTE, Louella (Frasher)
1875-1942
Fort Gay, WV--Aug 5, Mrs. Louella Frasher Burnette, 67, wife of Virgil Burnette, died at the home in Fort Gay Tuesday at 10 a.m. following an illness of 5 weeks of a heart ailment and complications. Funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 in the Fort Gay Methodist Church (South) with Rev. Enoch Scraggs officiating and interment will be made in the Frasher family cemetery near Fort Gay. Mrs. Burnette was born in Fort Gay, Oct 25, 1875, a daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Thompson Frasher. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Surviving besides the husband, are 2 sons, Frank and Virgil, Jr. both of Portsmouth, VA, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Walker, Gallup, KY and 6 sisters, Mrs. Robert Rowem, Salt Petre, WV, Mrs. Charles Wilson, Huntingotn, WV, Mrs. R. D. Rucker, Milton,WV, Mrs. Bessie Deane, route 1, Wayne, WV, Mrs. Fred Pelfrey, route 1, Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Strother Crabtree, Holden, MO. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1942

CASTLE, W. A.
W. A. Castle, 66, well known farmer and livestock dealer of Adams, died Saturday morning at 6:30 at his home on Little Blaine following an illness of 3 years. Deceased was a son of the late James and Josephine Castle and was born and reared on Little Blaine. He had engaged extensively as a dealer in livestock and poultry and was widely known. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home on Little Blaine and interment made in the family cemetery. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 5 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma McKinster Castle, 5 daughters. Mrs. Frank McCall, Mrs. Clarence Brumfield, and Mrs. Cynthia Stevenson, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bert Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Fred Myers of Chicago, IL, 6 sons, Wesley, Milt and Fred Castle, all of Columbus, OH, Green Castle, Noris, KY, John Castle of Waverly, OH, and Junior Castle at home; one brother, James Castle of Catlettsburg, KY, 3 half brothers, Lindsey, Walter and Earl Castle, all of Johnson county and one sister, Mrs. Lace Vinson of West Virginia. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1942

CHAFFIN, Charley
1875-1942
Charles H. Chaffin, 67, native of this county, died Thursday of last week in St. Thomas hospital in Akron, OH after a short illness. Mr. Chaffin became ill 2 weeks ago. He had spent the past year in Akron, residing with a niece, Mrs. Nora Jobe, where he was employed. The body was returned to Louisa Saturday and taken in the Curtright Funeral car to the home of Cobe Sparks at Yatesville where funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon with Rev. Dave Hewlett and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the Sparks home. Mr. Chaffin was born at Yatesville, Jan 8, 1875, a son of the late George W and Margaret Short Chaffin, pioneer citizens. He taught school in this county for a number of years and served one term as assistant county court clerk. Later he went to Pittsburgh, PA and was employed for a few years as a conductor for the Pittsburgh Street Railway Company. He had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Irene and Margaret, one brother, B. J. Chaffin of Louisa and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Chaffin of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Frank Bradley of Yatesville. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

CLAYTON, Judge J. B.
Judge J. B. Clayton, 78, former Lawrence county judge, and one of the county's best known citizens, died at his home in Louisa, Friday morning at 3:40 following a stroke suffered the previous evening at 7:30. For the past 15 years Judge Clayton had been employed as a  toll collector on the Louisa and Fort Gay bridge. He worked the afternoon shift last Thursday, quitting at 7 p.m. He suffered the stroke a few minutes after reaching home. Judge Clayton was born on the Clayton farm on Lick Creek near Louisa, the son of the late Judge John B. and Addie Allison Clayton and had resided there practically all of his life, moving to Louisa 3 years ago. During his long life he had served as justice of the peace, deputy sheriff, sheriff and county judge of Lawrence County. He was employed for a period of six years by the federal government in lock and dam work on Tug and Levisa forks of Big Sandy. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Louisa I.O.O.F Lodge. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa with Rev. C. F. Froderman of Ashland and Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. E. W. Elrod of Louisa officiating. Interment was made in the Pinehill cemetery here, but was delayed until Monday because of the incessant rain Sunday. The I.O.O. F. lodge conducted its ritual at the grave. Judge Clayton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mittie Vaughan Clayton, 2 sons, Dr. Milton B. Clayton of Statesville, NC and Walter S. Clayton of Williamson, WV, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Don Cummings of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1942

DEAN, Rhoda (Spears)
Mrs. Rhoda Spears Dean, 56, wife of Edgar Dean, Fort Gay, merchant died Saturday afternoon at the home. Funeral was conducted in the Fort Gay Methodist Church Tuesday morning with Rev. Enoch Scraggs, former pastor, officiating, and interment was made in the Bartram cemetery. Mrs. Dean was the daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Ford Spears and was born on The Point section near Louisa. She had lived in Fort Gay most of her life. Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Chester Ratcliff, of Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1942

FANNIN, Ike
1905-1942
Ike Fannin, 37, native of the Bear Creek section and employed as a finisher in the Blooming, jobbing and bar mill at Armco, died in Kings' Daughter's Hospital in Ashland Friday after a week's illness of pneumonia. He was born on Bear Creek in 1905 a son of J. C. and Sally Allen Fannin, and had resided in Ashland 17 years. Surviving are the parents, the widow, a daughter, Judith Newman Fannin, at home, 3 brothers, Lindsey and John Fannin of Bear Creek and Russell Ross Fannin of Chester, PA, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Bert Rankin of Ashland, Mrs. Morgan Morrison of Newport News, VA and Mrs. Judge Collier of Andover, VA. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1942

HAWS, Morton W.
1903-1942
Dr. Morton W. Haws, of Albany, KY, native of this county and son of Dr. and Mrs. H. Haws of Warfield, KY, died at Memorial hospital in Memphis, TN, Jul 30, relatives here have been informed. He was 39 years old. Dr. Haws was born at Charley this county, Jun 30, 1903, but moved with his parents to Warfield, Martin county in his youth and was reared there. After graduating from Morris-Harvey College, Huntington, he attended and was graduated from the College of Medicine University of Louisville in 1926. He served his internship in Indianapolis and practiced 2 years at Youngstown, OH, before going to Fulton, KY, where he established and operated a hospital. He was held in high esteem by the people of Fulton and was one of the town's outstanding citizens. He is survived by his grandfather and parents, wife and 2 children. Big Sandy news, Aug 7, 1942

MAYNARD, Ed
Dunlow, WV, Aug 14--An immense crowd attended funeral rites for Ed Maynard, lifelong resident of this community who succumbed in the Holden hospital in Logan county following an abdominal wound incurred in an altercation at the Breezy Gap beer garden on Saturday night of last week. A brother, Talbert Maynard, was also wounded in the shooting affray. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1942

MCCLELLAND, John V.
1876-1942
John V. McClelland, 66, lifelong resident of Ashland, died Friday night in Louisa at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Home Wright. He had been ill for 2 years and had resided at the home of his daughter here for the past 17 months. The body was taken in the Curtright Funeral Car to Ashland where funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon in the Pollard Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. W. R. Wood, officiating. Interment was made in the Dixon cemetery at Westwood. Mr. McClelland was born Mar 30, 1876 at Coalton, KY, the son of David Scott and Mary Bellomy McClelland. He had lived on Long street, Pollard in Ashland practically all his life. He had been a member of the Pollard Baptist Church for 25 years. Mr. McClelland had been employed as a crane operator in Ashland by the A. C. and  I Railway Company. Semet Solvay Coal and Coke Company.... Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1942

PACK, Mae (Grim)
Mrs. Mae Grim Pack, 55, native of this county, died Friday at her home in Catlettsburg. Funeral was conducted from the Baptist Church there Sunday and interment made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Mrs. Pack, a native of Lawrence County, KY, had been a resident of Catlettsburg since 1902, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Hosen Pack, 2 sons, Richard Pack of Catlettsburg and Rethal Pack of Barhansville, VA, 2 grandchildren and one brother, J. F. Grim of Wayland, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

PHILLIPS, Merril
Merril Phillips, 30, formerly of Louisa, was accidentally electrocuted while at work in a defense project at Marion, OH last Friday. He was engaged in helping removed a steel object during construction work and the steel accidentally came in contact with a high tension wire, electrocuting him instantly. The body was returned to this county Saturday and taken to Little Blaine for funeral and interment Sunday. Phillips is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Phillips of Plain City, OH, natives of this county; his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hale Phillips, formerly of Blaine, 3 brothers, Earl Phillips, in the U. S. Army and Russell and Pauley, at home and 2 sisters, Mrs. William Blankenship of Yatesville and Miss Ruby at home. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1942

PRINCE, William V.
1874-1942
William V. Prince, 68, well known farmer of the Two Mile section and former Lawrence county deputy sheriff, died Tuesday morning at 10 at this farm home 2 miles below Louisa. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for a year. Funeral will be conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 with Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Prince was born on Cherokee Dec 13, 1874, a son of the late David and Mary Ferguson Prince. He had lived near Louisa the past 22 years, moving from the Dry Ridge section. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Ann Adams Prince, one daughter, Mrs. Wade Muncy, of Owensboro, KY, one son, Luther Prince of Fallsburg, KY, 2 sisters, Mrs. Isaac Adams, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Taylor Bowe, Louisa, and 3 brothers, John and Sam Prince of Adams, KY and Dock Prince of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

PUCKETT, Laura (McClintock)
Mrs. Laura McClintock Puckett, 69, widow of the late John Puckett, died at her home at Ulysses, Friday afternoon at 3:30 following an illness of 5 months. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Walnut Grove Church near Ulysses and interment made in the Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Puckett was born and reared in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta Gum McClintock and had resided in this county the past 23 years. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 18 years. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Bert Webb of Ulysses, Mrs. Amos Davis and Mrs. George Layne both of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Ora Borders of Louisa, and Mrs. Scott Miller of Catlettsburg; 3 sons, John Puckett of Ravenna, OH, Frank Puckett of Lowmansville, KY and Theodore Puckett of Georgie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Davenport and Mrs. Thomas Fowler both of Catlettsburg, KY and one brother, Roscoe McClintock of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1942

ROMANS, Lena (Hatten)
Mrs. Lena Hatten Romans, 34, of Wayne and native of Prichard, died in a Huntington hospital last Saturday. Funeral was conducted Monday at the Wayne Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Mullins and Rev. Dougan officiating and interment was made in the Hatten cemetery at Prichard, WV. Surviving are her husband, E. R. Romans, 3 daughters, Sylvia, Patty and Betty all at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bell Smith of Bedford, VA, Mrs. Durpha Bentley of Dayton, Mrs. Gladys Burris and Mrs. Etha Harriet Hoosier of Prichard and a brother, Henry Hatten, also of Prichard. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

WORKMAN, Sam
Sam Workman, 58, of Barger Hill, Kenova died at his home Wednesday of last week. Funeral was at the residence. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cynthia Workman, 2 sons, Charles and Allen Workman at home, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Walker, of Ceredo, 3 sisters, Mrs. Chattie Scott of Pikeville, KY, Mrs. Dan Michaels of Ceredo and Mrs. Lena Riddle of Kenova and one brother, Hiram Workman, of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1942

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SEPTEMBER

CLARKSON, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Clarkson, 59, widely known and highly respected Negro resident of Catlettsburg, died last Thursday morning after an illness of the past year. Death occurred at her home on Upper Panola Street, Catlettsburg. Mrs. Clarkson was a native of Louisa and had been a continuous resident of Catlettsburg for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church of Catlettsburg. Her husband, George Clarkson preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1942

COPLEY, Charles
Charles Copley, 24, railroad worker of Webb, WV was instantly killed when struck by a train as he walked through Tunnel No. 7 west of Crum about 3 Sunday morning enroute to his home. A coroner's jury in Wayne county found the death "accidental" since investigation revealed that death resulted from a fractured skull, sustained when the youth was thrown off the track by a train. The victim was born and reared in Wayne county, the son of Milander and Mary Copley. He had been working for some time for the railroad as a trackman. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Webb with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Copley, are the following sisters, Miss Anna Lou Copley, Miss Ava Mae Copley, Mrs. E. Blackburn, Mrs. Marie Blackburn, of Webb and Mrs. Georgia Fluty of Cassie; and 2 brothers, Roy Copley and Junior Copley of Webb. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1942

CRUM, G. W.
G.W. Crum, known to all his friends as Uncle George, died at his home in Inez, September 15 at 9:00 a.m., after an illness of two weeks, at the age of 73. Uncle George was born and reared in Martin County and as a young man was a dealer in lumber. In later years, he retired to a farm but at the time of his death was making his home with his son-in-law, Leon Buskirk, at Inez.  He was preceded in death by his wife several years ago. Funeral Services were held at the Baptist church. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

FARLEY, William Campbell
William Campbell Farley, 93, native of this county, and for many years a blacksmith in the N & W Railroad terminal in Williamson, WV, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Stacey in Pomeroy, OH. The body was taken to Williamson for funeral Thursday. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

GARTIN, James Russell
1910-1942
James Russell Gartin, 32, native of this county, died Sep 4 in St. Paul, MN, relatives here have been informed. Deceased was born on Knobb Branch near Blaine, Jan 15, 1910, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Gartin, now of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1942

HAYES, U. H.
1900-1942
U. H. Hayes, 42, native of this county, died Saturday at his home in Columbus, OH and the body was returned to his former home at Adams for funeral and interment. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at Evergreen church with Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa officiating. Deceased was born at Adams, Jan 12, 1900. He had resided in Columbus the past 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thursa Hayes, 4 children, Maxine, Margie, William and Mildred, all at home, 2 brothers, O. H. and Fred M. Hayes both of Huntington, WV and his father, William Hayes also of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

LAMBERT, Julia B. (French)
Mrs. Julia B. Lambert, 80, widow of the late W. H. Lambert, died Monday night at 9 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Belcher of route 1, Prichard, WV near Hubbardstown. She had been ill 6 months of complications. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church near Zelda, KY with the pastor, Rev. Jarvis Wood, officiating and interment was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Deceased was born on Garner, Boyd county, a daughter of John A. and Mary Hazelett French. Besides Mrs. Belcher, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Pearl Pettry of New Boston, OH, 2 sons, Henry Lambert of Buchanan, KY and French Lambert of Sciotoville, OH and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Compton of Louisa, route 4 and Mrs. E. T. Billups of Ceredo, WV. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. Big Sandy news, Sep 11, 1942

LAYNE, Lizzie L.
Miss Lizzie L. Layne, 73, died Wednesday morning at 6 at the home of her sister, Miss Bertha Layne on Lick Creek a few miles from Louisa. She had been an invalid for many years. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. L. D. Rounds and Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa officiating, and interment made in the family cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Miss Layne is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Sophie Muncy of Louisa, route 1, and Miss Bertha at home and 2 brothers, H. I. Layne of Louisa and George Layne of Lexington, KY. Deceased was born and reared on Lick Creek, a daughter of the late William and Mary Booten Layne. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

LYON, William J.
William J. Lyon, 85, native of Lawrence county and operator of the Lyon Raw Milk Dairy of Ashland for 20 years died Saturday evening at his home on Bath Avenue, Ashland. He had resided in Ashland since 1876. He was born Apr 7, 1857 in this county, a son of Umberson and Nancy J. Lyon. Surviving are 2 daughters, Misses Ada and Gladys Lyon, both at home. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Ann Palmer Lyon preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral was conducted in Ashland Monday afternoon at 2:30. Dr. W. H. Spring of the Jehovah Witness church of Ashland, with which the deceased was affiliated, officiated at the rites. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1942

MARCUM, J. M.
J. M. (Jake) Marcum, widely related and known in Mingo and Wayne counties, died of a heart attack in West Hamlin Monday. He had been clerk of the Lincoln county court since 1926. Mr. Marcum, born and reared at Dunlow, WV was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Marcum. As a telegraph operator, he was employed by the N & W and later by the C & O. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Carrie Marcum, 3 daughters, Miss Pauline Marcum at home, Mrs. John T. Midkiff of Holden and Mrs. Jack Hissen, of Hamlin, 5 sons, Harden Marcum of Ashland, jack and Everett Marcum, both in the army, Ralph Marcum of Pulaski, VA, and Capt. J. M. Marcum, Jr., pilot for Pan American Airways and 2 brothers, W. w. Marcum of Ranger and Thomas Marcum of Kiahsville. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

MURRAY, Jesse
Jesse Murray, 58, Lawrence County farmer, died Wednesday night at his home at Lowmansville. He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke 6 years ago. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church and interment will be made in the family cemetery near Lowmansville. A son of the late Samuel S. and Jane Murray, he was born and reared at Lowmansville and had lived there all his life. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 4 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vienna McClure Murray; one daughter, Miss Janie Murray, at home and two brothers, Franklin and Alvin Murray, both of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1942

PACK, America (Burchett)
Mrs. America Burchett Pack, 75, native of this county, and widow of the late George Pack, died Thursday of last week at Grayson and the body was returned to Blaine for funeral and interment. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday in the Blaine Christian Church with Rev. Jarvis officiating, and interment was made in the Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Deceased was a native of the Blaine section and was a lifelong member of the United Baptist Church. She had resided in Carter county for 10 years. She is survived by the following daughters, Mrs. Clarence Bayes, Ashland, Mrs. C. E. Lucas, Cincinnati, Mrs. E. C. Berry, Chicago, Mrs. C. A. Hanshaw, Dayton, OH, Mrs. W. M. Blankenship, Ashland, Mrs. Ellis Waggoner, Grayson and a son, Hubert Pack of Charleston, WV, 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1942

PENNINGTON, Fannie (Murray)
Mrs. Fannie Murray, wife of the late Isaiah Pennington, died Sep 5 at her home on Lick Creek, near Webbville, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral was conducted Sep 6. The only child, a son, Clarence Pennington, age 42, was seriously ill when his mother died, and he passed away on the following Monday, Sep 7. Funeral for the son was conducted Sep 8. He is survived by the wife and several children. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1942

PRINCE, Nelson
Nelson Prince, age 72, of Orr, died Aug 9, following a paralytic stroke.. Big Sandy News. Sep 18, 1942

SEE, Hannah D. (Wilson)
1864-1942
Mrs. Hannah D. Wilson See, 78, widow of the late David G. See and scion of a pioneer Wayne county family, died Tuesday evening at the See home near Fort Gay after an illness of 6 months of complications. Deceased was born near Fort Gay in 1864, a daughter of Marcus and Vashtie Jarrell Wilson, pioneer Wayne county citizens and had resided near Fort Gay all of her life. Funeral will be conducted from the Baptist Church in Fort Gay, Friday at 2 p.m. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. She is survived by 6 daughters, Mrs. H. C. Salyers and Mrs. J. H. Marcum both of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Bessie Compton and Mrs. Ed Adkins, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Walter Boyd and Mrs. Freelin Peck, both of Logan, WV; 3 sons, Oscar Wilson of West Salem, OH, and Jerry and Basil Wilson, both of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Norman McCann of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Ed Castle of Van Lear, KY and a half sister, Miss Margaret Wilson of Busseyville, KY and 4 brothers, Marion, Harrison and Millard Wilson, all of Louisa, KY and George Wilson of Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

SEE, Laura E. (Babe) Isaac)
Mrs. Laura E. (Babe) See, 54, wife of Major Mart See, U. S. Army retired of Starkesville, Miss., died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. She had been in failing health for a number of years and had been seriously ill for 10 days. Mrs. See, a native of the Lick Creek section near Louisa, had resided in El Paso, TX the past 25 years, but had spent the summers in Louisa. She came to Louisa, last June, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Mildred See. Funeral rites were conducted from the Curtright funeral Home in Louisa Wednesday afternoon at 2 with Rev. William Burgess of Louisa officiating and interment was made here. Mrs. See was born and reared on Lick Creek, near Louisa, a daughter of Henry Isaac and th elate Nancy Baisden Isaac. She was married to Major See 25 years ago. Major See now is an instructor in the military department of Mississippi State University at Starkesville, Miss. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary in El Paso. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Miss Mildred See of El Paso and Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Samuel Fletcher and Mrs. Julia Bussey, both of Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Earl of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Ora Mae Mohler of Louisa; one brother, Tom Isaac of Fredericksburg, PA and a half brother, Rufus Isaac of Jefferson Barricks, MO. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1942

SKAGGS, Isaac
Terryville, KY, Sep 8--Very sorry to report the death of Isaac C. Skaggs of this place. He has been sick since March. His death occurred Thursday afternoon at his home. He is survived by his wife, Louisa Ferguson Skaggs; 2 daughters, Ivory May and Esta Fay and 5 sons, Ford, Foster, Furl, Luther and Herman Ray. All are at home but Ford who is in the Army at Lincoln Air Base in Lincoln, NB. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1942

STEWART, George B. McClelland
George B. McClelland Stewart,, 77, well known Boyd county farmer and a native of this county, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Adkins of route 1, Ashland. Born in this county a son of Riley and Ellen Savage Stewart, Mr. Stewart had resided in Boyd county 25 years and was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Last month Mr. Stewart and his wife, Mrs. Belle Estep Stewart celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Surviving are the widow, 8 daughters, Mrs. Adkins, Mrs. Will Church, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Andy Vanover and Mrs. John Vanover, both of Rush, KY, Mrs. Isaac Moore and Mrs. James Slayers, both of route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Robert Triplett, North Kenova, OH, and Mrs. Robert Ruggles, Buchanan, KY, 4 sons, Riley Stewart, Catlettsburg, Isaac Stewart, Buchanan, KY, Alonzo Stewart, Chicago and Fuller Stewart, Route 1, Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Nancy Ball, Inkster, MI. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1942

VANDERPOOLE, Jane
Mrs. Jane Vanderpoole, 81, native of Magoffin County, KY, died Saturday at the home of her son, J. M. Vanderpoole of the Mill Creek section near Fort Gay, WV. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the son's home on Mill Creek with Rev. Carmie Crabtree officiating, and interment was made in the Wilson cemetery on Mill Creek under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. A daughter of John and Nancy Hoskins Vanderpoole, deceased was born and reared at Lakieville, Magoffin county, moving to the Mill Creek section 26 years ago. She had been a lifelong member of the Regular Baptist Church. Only survivor is the son, J. M. Vanderpoole. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1942

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OCTOBER

AILIFF, Henry
Fort Gay, WV, Oct 8--Henry Ailiff, 60, machinist for the N & W Railway, died Sunday evening at his home in Fort Gay. He had been in failing health for several years and critically ill for a month. Funeral rites were conducted in the Fort Gay Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 with the pastor, Rev. Albert Milum, officiating. Interment was made in the Bartram cemetery near Fort Gay under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Born at Echo, Wayne county, WV, Mr. Ailiff was a son of the late Thomas and Fannie Smith Ailiff. He began working for the N & W at 15 and for many years was a machinist in the railway's shops at Williamson. He moved to Fort Gay in 1919. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 15 years. He is survived by  his wife, Mrs. Adna Taylor Ailiff; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Smith, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Earl May, Huntington, WV, 4 sons, Ray and Thomas Ailiff, at home, William Ailiff, serving in the Army glider corps at Fort Bragg, NC and Frank Ailiff, serving with the Army at Fort Sill, OK; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Jarrell and Miss Laura Ailiff of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Oct 9,1 942

AKERS, Harry
1911-1942
Bloodhounds Used In Effort to Track Down The Assailant
Second Member Of Family Wounded—Three Others Narrowly Escape Charge Of Buckshot And Ball Bearings.

 A charge of buckshot and ball bearings fired through a front window into the living room as the family was seated around the fireplace Wednesday night, killed Harry Akers, 31, wounded his wife, Mrs. Rose Hayes Akers, 20, and narrowly missed three other members of the Akers family at the J. W. Akers home on Levisa Fork between the mouth of Georges Creek and Richardson. The ambush shooting—third in 14 months in Lawrence County—is described by officers and citizens as one of the most dastardly recorded in the county’s history. Harry Akers seated at the far side of the living room with four members of the family seated in front of the fire between him and the window received nearly the full charge of buckshot and ball bearings in his head and died 15 minutes later without uttering a word. His wife, seated next to him, was hit by four shots and one ball bearing and is now a patient in Louisa General Hospital, but her condition is not dangerous.

 The force of the gun charge, passing near his head, knocked over Harry’s brother, Richard Akers, 26, who was seated nearest the window, and narrowly missed their mother, Mrs. J. W. Akers, 64, who was seated between the two brothers.  The four—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Akers, Mrs. J. W. Akers and Richard Akers—were seated in front of the fireplace almost in a straight row leading away from the window.  A fifth member of the family, Miss Jewel Akers, 20, sister of the slain man, were seated few feet back of the other four and was not in the line of fire.  The attack on the Akers family took place Wednesday night about 3 o’clock.  At the time, the family was seated around the fireplace in the front living room discussing news and events of the day.  No lamp had been lighted and only the fire from the fireplace afforded meager light. Suddenly a light, evidently from a flashlight on the outside of a window, flashed through the room, and was followed in an instant by the blast of a shotgun at the window.  Richard, after regaining his feet when the force of the gun charge toppled him from the chair into the floor, found his brother mortally wounded still seated in his chair, and carried him to a bed, where he expired shortly.

  The older Mrs. Akers left the house in a few minutes and went to the home of another son, Mack Akers, a quarter of a mile away, Mack returned with his mother and soon afterward he and Richard left for Louisa to obtain a doctor and the sheriff. Sheriff Arch Thompson and Jail Winfred Cordle took the bloodhound they own[ed] and went to the scene immediately.  The bloodhound followed a trail several miles but it was not disclosed whether any arrest had been made at the time The News went to press.  Commonwealth Attorney Thomas Burchett of Ashland meanwhile had been apprised of the murder, and he came about midnight and joined the search for the murderer.

Another ambush slaying was committed in the same neighborhood August 19 of last year when Dan. J. Brown, Jr., 20, of Borders Chapel, was killed by the charge from a shotgun as he got out of his automobile to remove a limb that had been place across the road.  The ambush took place about 1:30 in the morning as Brown was driving home from Paintsville where he was attending night class in a defense training course.  Brown and Richard Akers were brothers-in-law, Richard having married Brown’s sister.  The murder of Brown never was solved.

 The other ambush took place a few months ago on the farm of Lawrence and Charles Vinson on Vinson Branch when a colored hired hand on the farm was wounded while driving in the cows. The ambush at Vinson Branch and the suspicion of arson in a fire a few weeks later prompted Sheriff Thompson and Jailer Cordle to purchase the bloodhound, which they put to quick use Wednesday night.

The slain Harry Akers is a son of the late J. W. Akers, prominent merchant and farmer of the Richardson section, who died about three years ago.  Harry and Richard until a few weeks ago had worked on a defense project near Cincinnati.  They recently returned home to gather their crops and to place their affair in order preparatory to joining the Army. The two brothers members of the family said planned to volunteer Monday and already had gotten their release from the local draft board.  Mrs. Harry Akers suffered more from shock than from the gunshot wounds, hospital attaches said Thursday morning.  Two shots struck, in the head one on the chin and another in the forehead at the hairline one struck in the right arm and a ball bearing hit her left arm, but did not penetrate far.  Her conduction is not believed dangerous. Member of the family could ascribe no reason for the ambush attack on the family.  The slain man had no enemies so far as other members of the family knew, The News was told. Funeral for the slain man will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the home of his mother, Mrs. G. W. Akers, with Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa officiating.  The Masonic lodge of Richardson of which the slain man was a member will conduct its ritual at the interment.
Besides his wife and bother, Akers is survived by a daughter, Christina, three sisters and five brothers. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

ALLNUTT, Stanley
1878-1942
Captain Stanley Allnutt, 64, native of England, and a retired U. S. Army officer died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at his home here. He had been in ill health for 4 years and seriously ill for several months. Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Baptist Church with pastor, the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. William W. Moore, pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. A large assemblage attended the rites and the W. O. Johnson Post American Legion conducted its ritual at the grave. Born 20 miles from London, England, Jul 30, 1878, Captain Allnutt came to America with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allnutt, at the age of 3, and was educated in the schools at Painesville, OH. He joined the U. S. Army Nov 25, 1898, and served during the Spanish-American Ward and the First World War, retiring in 1927, after 30 years of "honorable. efficient and distinguished service", according to a letter of commendation from his regimental commander, Colonel W. H. Waldron of the Tenth Infantry, which Captain Allnutt prized highly. Captain Allnutt was a member of the Baptist Church at Painesville, OH, of the W. O. Johnson Post American Legion of Louisa and of the Spanish-American War Veterans. He was a past commander  of the local American Legion Post. Captain Allnutt, after retiring from the Army in 1927, lived for a time at Fort Thomas, KY then moved to Pike County, KY, later to Drift, Floyd County and finally to Louisa in 1937. Captain Allnutt had no living relatives. Col. Waldron's letter of commendation after 30 years of service, said in part "First Sergeant Allnutt's total service during all of his enlistments was most honest and faithful. All of his discharges as an enlisted man were as a non-commissioned...Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

BAILEY, William
William Bailey, 63, carpenter of Sciotoville, OH, route 2, and a native of Elliott county, died Sunday at his home. He was a son of Sampson and Anna Herst Bailey of Elliott county. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

BUSKIRK, Dixie (Meredith)
Fort Gay, WV, Oct 12--Mrs. Dixie Meredith Buskirk, 58, wife of Clyde Buskirk and a native of Hubbardstown, WV, died Oct 2 at the Buskirk home in Akron, OH. The body was returned to Wayne county and funeral and interment took place Monday of last week at the Strother cemetery near Hubbardstown. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Meredith, was born and reared at Hubbardstown. Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Chlotene, at home, one brother, Butler Meredith of Huntington, WV; and 3 sisters, Mrs. D. E. Bellomy and Miss Alice Meredith both of Huntington, and Mrs. Charles Newman of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

CLEVENGER, J. M.
J. M. Clevenger, 66, merchant at Warfield, KY, and a native of this county, died suddenly at his home at Warfield last Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. Born and reared on Brushey, Mr. Clevenger resided for a time in Louisa before going to Warfield. He had visited his brother-in-law, A. M. Payne in Louisa one week before his sudden death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Payne Clevenger; one daughter, Mrs. Sherman Hobbs, Columbus, OH and one son, Oscar Clevenger, of Warfield, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

CYRUS, Elizabeth (Webb)
Fort Gay, WV, Oct 21--Mrs. Elizabeth Cyrus, 42, wife of Emory Cyrus, died at the Cyrus home on Mill Creek Monday at 6:39 p.m. She had been in failing health 10 years and seriously ill 2 months. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home on Mill Creek and interment made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Cyrus was a daughter of Mrs. Emma Webb and the late Bert Webb of Fort Gay, route 2. She had been a member of the Paddle Creek Methodist Church for 27 years. Surviving besides the mother and husband are 3 daughters, Misses Bertha and Okey Cyrus at home, and Mrs. Willard Robertson of Fort Gay, route 2, 4 sons, Garland, Walter and Delbert Cyrus, at home and Mont V. Cyrus, Mansfield, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Boyd Artrip, Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Sam Parsons and Oscar Webb both of Fort Gay and 2 brothers, Arnold Webb and John Webb both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1942

DAVIS, Nellie Mae (Parsley)
Mrs. Nellie Mae Parsley Davis, 27, wife of Radford Davis, of Ironton, OH died Wednesday morning in a Huntington hospital. The body was returned to this county and funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 at the home of her mother, Mrs. M. F. Wallace of the Donithan section. Interment will be made in the Wallace family cemetery. Deceased was born at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Sherman Parsley and Mrs. M. F. Wallace now of Louisa route 1. She had resided in Ironton 7 years. Surviving are the mother, husband, 3 brothers, Riley Parsley, Kermit, WV, Oscar J. Parsley, U. S. Army, Fort Thomas, KY and Calloway Parsley, St. Albans, WV and 7 sisters, Mrs. William Gilpin, Logan, WV, Mrs. Bill Justice, Louisa and Miss Blanche, Isabelle and Arlene Parsley and Misses Wanda Jean and Betty Lou Wallace all at home. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

 

DEGGELLER, William Alfred
William Alfred Deggeller, 62, a retired farmer of Olympia, WA, traveling with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thornburg, employees of the F. E. Gooding Shows, which are showing at the Lawrence county fair here this week, died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in a trailer at the show here. He had suffered from a heart ailment for several months. Funeral will be conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa Friday morning at 10:30 and interment will be made in Pinehill Cemetery here. Besides his daughter he is survived by his wife, who was with him and 4 sons, 2 of whom are employed by the show. Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1942

DUNCAN, Billie Nyle
Billie Nyle Duncan, 6 years and 10 months old, died at Rife-Ferguson hospital, Kenova, Oct 9, after an illness of one week of Hemorrhage of the brain. He is survived by his father, Howard Duncan, who is in the U. S. Army, and his mother, Mrs. Elva Duncan of Crum, WV, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cornes. Funeral services were conducted at the Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. H. B. Copley, Henry Etters and Albert Noel. Burial was in the Cornes Cemetery at Crum. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1942

FANNIN William M.
1864-1942
William M. Fannin, 74, retired Boyd county farmer and native of this county, died Monday night at his home on Louisa road, Catlettsburg. Mr. Fannin was born at Estep, this county, Sep 24, 1864, a son of Louis P. and Elizabeth Riffe Fannin. He was a member of the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church on East Fork. He is survived by the widow, 3 sons, Curtis Fannin, Ashland, Charles Fannin, Columbus, OH and Emory Fannin, Catlettsburg, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Barrett, Bainbridge, OH and Mrs. Talton Martin, Ashland, 8 grandchildren, a great grandchild and a brother, John D. Fannin, Oak Hill, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

FLUTY, Mary Ellen (Branham)
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fluty, 73, wife of Laben T. Fluty and a native of the Clifford section of this county, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Fluty home on Calf Creek in Martin county. She had been ill 4 months. Funeral was conducted from the Fluty home Thursday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Ballard Copley officiating and interment made in the Fluty family cemetery on Calf Creek under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Mrs. Fluty, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Julia Fitzpatrick Branham, was born and reared at Clifford, this county. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since girlhood. Surviving besides the husband are 5 daughters, Mrs. Sam Marcum, Mrs. William Castle and Mrs. Drew Wright, all of Calf Creek; Mrs. Charles Justice of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Jack Copley of Logan, WV, 2 sons, Lyss Fluty, N U W signal maintenance foreman of Fort Gay and Charles Fluty of McDermott, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Diamond, and Mrs. Dan Stansbury both of Louisa and Mrs. Thursa Hammond of Portsmouth, OH and one brother, Lyss Branham, of Clifford. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1942

HOLT, Laud
Laud Holt, 70, well known Lawrence county farmer, died Monday at 10:45 at his home at Wallbridge following a sudden heart attack suffered earlier that morning. Deceased was a son of the late Bernard and Mary Webb Holt and was born and reared in Louisa. He had resided the past 44 years near Wallbridge, a few miles south of Louisa, where he operated a farm. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. William Burgess officiating and interment made in the Asch cemetery near Wallbridge, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minerva Asch Holt, one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Burgess of Louisa route 2, one son, Hugh Holt of Portsmouth, OH; 4 sisters, Miss Pearl Holt, Mrs. Ruby Carter and Mrs. John Hayes, all of Louisa, Mrs. Sue Cheap of Columbus, OH and 2 brothers, Mont Holt of Glo, KY and Webb Holt of Busseyville, Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1942

HUGHES, Martha (Isaac)
Mrs. Martha Isaac Hughes, 76, native of this county, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bass Crank in Ashland. Deceased was a daughter of the late William and Martha Isaac of this county. She resided in Catlettsburg for many years, moving to Ashland 2 years ago. Funeral was conducted in the Catlettsburg United Baptist Church Thursday and interment made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1942

HURT, David A.
David A. Hurt, 72 years old, a retired employee of the N & W Railroad, died at 7 a.m. Monday at his home in Prichard, WV after a lengthy illness. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma Hurt, at home, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed Skeans and Mrs. Elba Perry of Prichard, 3 sons, Bud, Austin and Elge Hurt of Wayne; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Dency Hazelett of Prichard, Mrs. French Lambert, of Sciotoville, OH and Mrs. Ernest Lambert of New Boston, OH and one stepson, Harry Stewart of Prichard. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1942

JORDAN, Mahalia (Moore)
Mrs. Mahalia Moore Jordan, 66, wife of Cova Jordan, died Tuesday morning at the Jordan home at Cordell after a year's illness. Deceased, a daughter of James and Purlina Thompson Moore, was born and reared at Cordell and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral was conducted Thursday morning at the home with Revs. Green and Milt Cordle officiating, and interment was made in the Cordle cemetery. Besides the husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Phoebe Short, Cordell, Mrs. John Nuckles, and Mrs. Rhoda Williams, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Orville Wheeler of Blaine, one son, Garfield Jordan of Cordell; one sister, Mrs. Dove Ramey of Columbus and a brother, Isaac Moore of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1942

KIRK, Ida May (Estep)
Mrs. Ida May Kirk, 60, wife of Theodore Kirk, died Monday at her home in Ashland. Deceased was a daughter of Harrison and Jane Hogan Estep and was born in Boyd county. Mrs. Harkness Athington of Lowmansville and Mrs. Elza Salyers of Flat Gap are daughters. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

LAMBERT, Obie Mae (Hazlett)
Mrs. Obie Mae Hazlett Lambert, 68, wife of D. C. Lambert of Bolt's Fork, died last week and funeral was conducted Saturday from the Bolt's Fork Methodist Church. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery on Garner. Deceased was a daughter of John and Ann Hensley Hazlett. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

MARRS, William A.
William A. Marrs, 76, former resident of Louisa and clerk for the C & O Railway here at one time, died Tuesday of last week, friends here have been informed. The following account of the death is from the Cincinnati Times-Star of Oct 15. William A. Marrs, 76, formerly of Fifth Avenue, Dayton, who had been in California due to ill health since his retirement in 1935 died Tuesday night in Capitola, CA of a heart attack, his daughter Mrs. Adda Utz, Newport, said Thursday. Services and burial will be in Capitola. While a resident of Dayton, Marrs was a clerk with the Baltimore & Ohio and Chesapeake & Ohio Railroads and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, the Masonic Order and the Junior Order, United American Mechanics. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maude Marrs, Cincinnati, another daughter, Mrs. Jessie Heddrick, Cincinnati, 4 sons, Charley Marrs, Joplin, MO, Walter and Ora Marrs Cincinnati, and Harry Marrs, Pikeville, KY; 2 sisters, living in California and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1942

MILLER, Jennie Ann (Johnson)
Mrs. Jennie Ann Miller, 75, wife of Gilbert Miller, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Thompson at Noris, where she had made her home for a number of years. Funeral service was held Wednesday and interment made in the family cemetery near the home. Surviving besides the husband and daughter are the following children, Frank and Jarrett P. Miller of Louisa, route 1, Noah and T. T. Miller of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

MOORE, Leander C.
Dr. Leander C. Moore, 66, of route 1, Ashland, retired physician, died Friday afternoon after an extended illness. Funeral was conducted at the home at Rockdale Sunday with Rev. Garis T. Lang assisted by Rev. Gene Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Dr. Moore, who retired from active practice 15 years ago, was a native of Lawrence County and received his medical degree from the Louisville Medical College, later practicing in Boyd county and at Summersville, WV. Surviving in addition to the widow are a daughter, Miss Alka Moore, at home, one brother, Dr. R. C. Moore, a sister, Mrs. Molly Ball and his stepmother, Mrs. Mary E. Moore, all of Louisa. Four grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1942

OSBORN, John Samuel
John Samuel Osborn, 59 years old of Huntington, died at Spencer Oct 19. He is survived by 3 brothers, W. L. Osborn, of Huntington, James Osborn of Nebraska, 4 sisters, Miss Elizabeth Osborn of Milwaukee, WS, Mrs. Fred Vinson of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Thomas Perry of Athens, OH and Mrs. Stuart Owens of Evanston, IL. funeral services were conducted at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary Wednesday of last week, with burial in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

POIRSON, Alice (Frank)
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Victor J. Poirson, of Jeanerette, LA, who was the former Miss Alice Frank, who was the daughter of Leo Frank, who was a prominent citizen of Louisa for many years. Mrs. Poirson was born and reared in Louisa, and was a niece of Dr. W. A. Bromley of Louisa. She had many friends here who will be sorry to learn of her passing. Mrs. Poirson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Herbert, one brother, Mr. Fred Frank of Ashland, and one uncle, Dr. A. W. Bromley, of Louisa. Other relatives are Mrs. A. Mims and Mrs. Maude Walton of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Warren Allen of Harrodsburg. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1942

PYLES, Della
Mrs. Della Pyles, 37, of Shoals, WV, died in a Huntington hospital Oct 17 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Harvey Pyles, 2 daughters, Zora Pyles at home and Ethel Pyles of Huntington; 3 sons, Leslie, Dorsey Lee and Lonnie Joe, all at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchinson of Prichard, 3 sisters, Mrs. P. L. Ward of Huntington, Mrs. Clifford Perdue of Prichard and Mrs. Ernest Thompson of Midwell, OH. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1942

 

ROBINSON, Clifford E.
Corporal Clifford E. Robinson, of Tomahawk, Martin county, KY, was one of 6 soldiers drowned Oct 15 when two tanks participating in ward maneuvers in Tennessee slid from a pontoon bridge into Cumberland river. The accident occurred while the tanks were being driven during night movement of an armored force. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1942

SAMMONS, Annie (Copley)
Mrs. Annie Copley Sammons, 58, wife of Thomas Sammons of Cassie, WV, died at the Sammons home Wednesday of last week after an illness of two months. Funeral was conducted Friday at the home with Rev. F. B. Kirk and Rev. H. B. Copley officiating, and interment was made in the Copley family cemetery. Mrs. Sammons, a daughter of the late Jack and Nancy Sammons Copley, was born and reared at Inez, KY. She had been a member of the Methodist Church 22 years. Surviving besides the husband are a son, Lark Fluty of Charleston, WV, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ezekial Fluty, of Cassie, WV, Mrs. Henry Preston, of Inez, KY and Mrs. F. D. Kirk of Nolan, WV, and 3 brothers, John, Allen and Wade Copley of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1942

SAMMONS, Johnny
Johnny Sammons, 23, of Stonecoal, a son of Stephen and Myrtle Marcum Sammons of Crum, WV, died Saturday of a broken back sustained in a mine accident in Mingo county. Besides the parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Miss Estelle Rae Damron and one child. Funeral was held Tuesday and interment made on Jennies Creek. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

STURGELL, Wesley Ellis
Wesley Ellis Sturgell, 82, native of Johnson county, KY, died at his home in Vermillion, IL, Oct 4. Deceased was a son of the late Joseph and Letha Vaughan Sturgell and was one of six children. He moved to Illinois 37 years ago. He was married Dec 15, 1880 to Sarah Jane Borders, who died 17 years ago. To this union were born 7 children, five of whom survive, Mrs. Joseph Dunlap, Nathan and Wallace Sturgell all of Paris, IL, Jeff of Mena, AR and Charles of Terra Haute, IN. His second marriage was to Margaret McCullah of West Terra Haute, IN, 16 years ago and she survives. Funeral was conducted Oct 7 at the Methodist Church in Vermillion, Il. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since early in life. Six of his 24 grandchildren acted as pallbearers and 7 other grandchildren served as flower girls. Mr. Sturgell was well known in both Lawrence and Johnson counties. He had made a number of trips back to his native state having visited in Lawrence County a year ago. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1942

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NOVEMBER

ADKINS, Ethel Mae (Doss)
Mrs. Ethel Mae Doss Adkins, 21, wife of Grover Adkins of Louisa, died Sunday night in a local hospital. She had been ill a year. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Tennie Pennington Doss, 3 miles east of Fort Gay on the Wayne road and interment was made in the Dawson Cemetery. Surviving besides the husband and mother are  4 sisters, Mrs. Mack Frazier of Fort Gay, and Misses Elizabeth, Corinne and Julia Doss, at home, one son, Grover, Jr., at home, and 5 brothers, Leonard, Junior, Kenneth, Eugene and Richard Doss, all at home. Her father, Fred Doss, died some years ago. Big Sandy news, Nov 20, 1942

AKERS, Harry G.
Funeral services for Harry G. Akers, 31, killed Wednesday night of last week by a shotgun blast fired from a window as he sat in the living room of his mother's home near Georges Creek, was conducted Saturday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. G. W. Akers, with Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church officiating. The Masonic Lodge of Richardson, of which he was a member conducted their ritual at the service. Deceased is survived by his mother, his wife, a daughter, Christine Akers, 3 sisters, Mrs. George D. Brown, Georges Creek, Misses Sallie and Jewell Akers, at home, 5 brothers, Hartford Akers, U. S. Navy, Goebel Akers, Cincinnati, J. W. Akers, Jr., Stone, KY and J. Mack and Richard Akers, both at home. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

ASBURY, Charles W.
Charles W. Asbury, 52, of Dunlow, died unexpectedly at Chattaroy Saturday Oct 31. Mr. Asbury was the son of Mrs. Susan Asbury Napier and the late Thomas Asbury. He is survived by his mother, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Perry Asbury, 12 children. Mr. Asbury had been a teacher in the Wayne County schools for 26 years. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. James Finley, with burial in the Steptown cemetery. Big Sandy news, Nov 13, 1942

BRADLEY, Mary (Belcher)
Mrs. Mary Belcher Bradley, 70, widow of the late John Wesley Bradley, died Sunday morning at 11 at the home of her stepson, Millard Bradley of the Twin Branch section. The body lay in state at the Curtright Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Tuesday when it was taken to the Hutchinson cemetery near Busseyville where funeral was conducted at 2 by Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradley is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Susan Hatten of Kenova, WV, Mrs. J. V. Felty of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Cora Hutchinson of Huntington, WV, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. John Muncy of Louisa and Mrs. Wade W. Quillen of Ashland and 2 stepsons, Milton F. Bradley of Louisa and Millard Bradley of Louisa . Mrs. Bradley was born in 1870 at Prichard, WV, a daughter of the late Jeff and Sarah Lakin Belcher, pioneer citizens of Wayne county. Big sandy news, Nov 13, 1942

BURTON, Nannie
Mrs. Nannie Burton, 75, of Prichard, WV, died in a Huntington hospital Nov 14, after a lingering illness. She is survived by 2 sons, S. M. Kelley, of Huntington and J. A. Kelly of Prichard, 2 daughters, Mrs. Rose Davis of Prichard and Mrs. Ellen Blankenship of Huntington; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Frazier of Buffalo and Mrs. Mary Saunders of Prichard, and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1942

CHILDERS, John M.
John M. Childers, 57, well known farmer of Bolts Fork, died Sunday at his home. He was born in Buchanan county, VA, and came to Body county at the age of 5. A son, who is serving in the Army Air Force at Langley Field arrived home on a furlough one hour after his father died, but had been unaware of his father's illness. Funeral was conducted Thursday and burial made in the Lon Ross cemetery. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

CYRUS, Arminta (Crager)
Mrs. Arminta Crager Cyrus, 71, widow of the late Jesse M. Cyrus, of Louisa, died Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Patrick in Canal Winchester, OH. Death followed a stroke suffered some days ago. The body will be returned to Louisa for funeral arriving Thursday afternoon, and will be taken to the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. John Butler, where it will remain until Friday morning at 10 when it will be taken to the Curtright Funeral Home where funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2. Interment will be made in the Fyffe Cemetery on Brushey. Mrs. Cyrus was born and reared at Blaine. She resided in Louisa for many years, but since the death of Mr. Cyrus in 1939, had made her home with her daughters in Pikeville. She went to Ohio to visit Mrs. Patrick 2 months ago. Mrs. Cyrus was a devoted member of the Louisa Christian church. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Homer Hefner and mrs. Stafford Sowards, both of Pikeville, and Mrs. Patrick at Canal Winchester, OH and 4 sons, K. T. Cyrus, Louisa, Shelby Cyrus, of Gahanna, OH, Milton Cyrus of Prestonsburg, KY, and Jesse Cyrus, serving in the Army Air Corps at Hedrick's Field, FL. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

DANIELS, Fred
Fred Daniels, 75, of Red Jacket, WV, and father of Flem Daniels of Louisa, died Thursday morning of last week after an illness of 11 years. He was born in Johnson county, KY, a son of Newt and Elizabeth Daniels and was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Matewan Masonic lodge. Scott Daniels of Lowmansville is a brother. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1942

FOSTER, Jimmie
1897-1942
Fort Gay, WV, Nov 1--Jimmie Foster, of Fort Gay, route 1, 45, veteran of World War I and a retired motorman for the Ohio Valley Railway Company died Monday afternoon at 5 at the home of a son, Hubert N. Foster in Huntington following a stroke he suffered in a Huntington's physician's office at 11 a.m. Mr. Foster, who had been under the care of a physician in Huntington for some time, went to Huntington Monday morning, arriving there at about 10 a.m. He suffered the stroke in the physician's office at 11 a.m. Funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church, a few miles from Fort Gay with Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Lester officiating, and interment will be made near his home on the Wayne road, 6 miles from Fort Gay. Mr. Foster, a son of the late William and Anna Evans Foster was born near Fort Gay, Mar 29, 1897 and served in the last World War. After retiring as a motorman for the Ohio Valley Railway Co., he served for about 18 months as a WPA road foreman in Wayne county. He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Raburn Foster; one son, Hubert N. Foster, Huntington, WV, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lon Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Nell Grove and Mrs. Marie Baptiste, both of Worthington, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

HESTON, Ed
Ed Heston, 59, of Louisa, was found dead in bed Monday morning at the home of his brother, Carl Heston here, where he made his  home. He had been ill for 10 years, suffering from a heart ailment. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the home of Carl Heston of Sullivan street with Rev. L. D. Rounds, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery here, under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Heston, a son of the late Tom V. and Hattie Malone Heston was born at Haverhill, OH but had lived in Louisa practically all of his life. He is survived b y 3 sisters, Mrs. Effie Murray, of Louisa, Mrs. David Holly of Pt. Pleasant, VA, and Mrs. John Winfield, of Portsmouth, VA and 4 brothers, Zeb, Creed, James and Carl Heston, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

KITCHEN, Joseph
1869-1942
Joseph Kitchen, 73, retired mechanical engineer, died Monday afternoon at 4 at his home in Blaine 3 months after suffering a stroke. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Deceased was born at Dennis, this county in 1869, a son of James and Lydia Burton Kitchen. He had resided at Blaine the past 57 years and worked for a number of years in the Blaine oil fields as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of the Blaine Christian church. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Blaine Christian Church and interment was made in the family cemetery near Blaine under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Kitchen is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Spencer Kitchen, one son, Milton Kitchen, of Blaine, 2 sisters, Mrs. Rachel Chaffin, of Blaine, and Mrs. Henry Kee of Gilboa, OH, and 3 brothers, James Kitchen, Blaine, William Kitchen, Ashville, OH and Andrew Kitchen, Birmingham, AL. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

MCDONALD, James C.
James C. McDonald, 75, of Ashland, a veteran passenger train conductor for the C & O on the Big Sandy division, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 16 months. Mr. McDonald, widely known throughout the Big Sandy valley retired from active duty in July 1941 after 51 years of service. He was born in Carter County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDonald, and was the oldest member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Local. He also was an Odd Fellow and a Mason. Funeral was conducted Tuesday and interment made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Nov 20, 1942

MCKINSTER, Albert
Ledocio, KY, Nov 9--The community was greatly shocked and grieved when they heard of the passing of Albert McKinster, of Noris. Uncle Albert, as he was known was loved by all who knew him and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was saved in this early days and had lived a devoted member of the Freewill Baptist Church till he was called home. He leaves besides the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson McKinster, 4 children, 23 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

MICHAELS, Iona (Brumfield)
Mrs. Iona Michaels, 77, died at her home near Prichard, WV, Monday night of last week. Funeral services were conducted in the Shiloh Methodist Church by Rev. Enos Scraggs. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery near Prichard. She is survived by her husband, Harvey Michaels, 5 daughters, Mrs. Frank Gilkerson, Prichard, Mrs. Bert Kirk, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Jerome Akers, Kenova, Mrs. Charles McKinley and Mrs. Hope Lett, Columbus, OH, 5 sons, James, Walter and Denver, Prichard, Charles Michaels, Kenova and William Michaels, Fort Gay; 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1942

MILLER, Jennie Ann (Johnston)
Mrs. Gilbert Miller (Jennie Ann Johnston), daughter of Thomas and Lucinda Johnston, was born Dec 15, 1866, near Louisa, KY died Oct 27, 1942. She was united in marriage to Gilbert Miller March 15, 1887. To this union were born 10 children, 4 of whom preceded their mother in death. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband and the following children, Frank and Jarrett P. Miller of Louisa, Noah F. and Thomas T. Miller of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Julia Hayes, North Matewan, WV, and Mrs. Audrey Thompson, Noris, KY. She united with the Freewill Baptist Church at the age of 6 and was a charter member of Spencer Church. Funeral services were conducted there by Rev. Fraley and Rev. Arlie Blackburn. She was laid to rest near the home where she reared her family. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

PRESTON, Charles Harrison
Diptheria developing two days earlier caused the death Thursday morning at 5 o'clock of Charles Harrison Preston, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Preston of Georges Creek. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hayes at Georges Creek, and interment will be in the Hayes cemetery. Beside the parents and the grandparents named above, the child is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ora Borders, of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1942

PRESTON, Della (Daniel)
1882-1942
Della Preston, 59, one of the county's most prominent women, died at her home at Lowmansville, Oct 31. She had been ill for 2 years from tuberculosis. Her husband, Dr. Theodore R. Preston, survived, in addition, to one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Gresham and the following brothers and sisters, John R. Daniel, Stambaugh, Milt Daniel, Nippa, Arthro Daniel, Sitka, Mrs. Minnie Brown, Volga, Mrs. Julia Arrowood, Van Lear, Mrs. Martha Grim, Stambaugh and Mrs. Jennie Saddler, Nippa. She was a member of the Eastern Star, of Weleetka, OK. Funeral services were held at the Old Georges Creek Church at Lowmansville, Revs. Caldwell, Hackworth and Grim officiated. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

SHORT, Weltha Ann (Jordan)
1860-1942
Mrs. Weltha Ann Short, 82, widow of the late George C. Short, died Saturday night at 10:45 at the home of a son, Ira Short, five miles north of Louisa on the Mayo Trail. Mrs. Short had been ill 4 months following a stroke. Mrs. Short was a daughter of the late Judge John J. Jordan and Martha Howerton Jordan, pioneer citizens of this county. She was born near Louisa in 1860 and had resided in this vicinity all of her life. A large assemblage attended the funeral rites, conducted Monday morning at the home of Ira Short. the Rev. Davis, Rev. Dave Hewlett and Rev. William W. Moore officiated at the rites. Interment was  made in the Short family cemetery on Deephole Branch under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Short had been a member of the Methodist Church at Yatesville since girlhood. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Bell Vaughan and Mrs. W. O. Muncy both of Louisa route 3, Mrs. Ida Diamond of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Robert Rice of Ashland, 2 sons, Ira Short of Louisa, route 3 and Alvin Short of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. W. a. berry of Ashland and one brother, Marion Jordan of Tampa, FL. The aged woman also is survived by 15 granddaughters, 12 grandsons, and one great-great grandson. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

SKAGGS, Alberta (Callahan)
Mrs. Alberta Callahan Skaggs, 27, daughter of Virgil Skaggs, the late son of Mr. and Mrs. Clint C. Skaggs, of Franklin Furnace, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday at Mt. Logan sanitarium in Portsmouth. Her late husband died last winter. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1942

SKAGGS, Alfred
Terryville, KY, Nov 23--The people of this community were terribly shocked to learn of the death of Alfred Skaggs of this place which occurred at his home Friday afternoon. He had been in ill health for several months, but was able to go around at the time of his death. He was a good citizen and liked by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Ison Skaggs, 2 sons, Bennie and Dockie, of this place, now employed at Charleston, WV, 2 daughters, Mrs. Conard Ward of Martha and Phoebe at home. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1942

SMITH, William J.
William J. Smith, 78, of Prichard, died at his home Oct 31. He is survived by one widow, Mrs. Minnie Smith, one son, Thomas Smith, at home; 4 daughters, Mrs. P. J. Bloss of  Huntington, Mrs. B. B. Smith of Centerville, OH, Mrs. J. T. Rutherford and Mrs. J. P. Nixon of Shoals. Funeral services were conducted at the Centerville Baptist Church by Rev. U. S. Pinson with burial in the Centerville cemetery. Big Sandy news, Nov 13, 1942

WHEELER, Arrie (Boggs)
1889-1942
Mrs. Arrie Boggs Wheeler, 50, wife of Kay Wheeler, died Tuesday at the Wheeler home on Hood, near Blaine, following a long illness. Funeral was conducted at the home Thursday afternoon and interment made in the Arthur Boggs cemetery. Deceased was born and reared near Blaine, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eliphas Boggs. Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Mullens, of Ashland, and 5 sons, Sergeant Thomas Hager Wheeler of the U. S. Army, Dr. Norman Wheeler, instructor at Perdue University, Lafayette, IN, Escom Wheeler, in Arizona, and James A. and Eulas Wheeler, at home. Big Sandy news, Nov 13, 1942

WILLIAMS, Esta (Edwards)
The body of Mrs. Esta Williams, 48, who died in a hospital in Portsmouth, OH, Monday was returned to this county Wednesday and taken to her former home near Blaine for interment on Thursday. Mrs. Williams was a daughter of W. S. and Edith Nickell Edwards of the Blaine section, where she was born and reared. She had resided in Portsmouth the past 22 years. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 sons, Sergeant Charles M. Williams of the Army Air Force at Smyrna, TN and Robert Barns Williams at home; one brother, Charles M. Edwards in Danville, KY, for many years county court clerk here, and 7 sisters, Mrs. Henry Griffith of Blaine, Mrs. W. M. Morris of Salt Lick, KY, Mrs. R. L. Parker of Pikeville, Mrs. Willis Barnett of Canada, KY, Mrs. Herman Nickell of Portsmouth, Mrs. Russell Sparks of Detroit, MI and Mrs. A. B. Hackney of Louisville, KY. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday in Portsmouth following which the body was brought to this county and interment made Thursday in the family cemetery. Mrs. Williams underwent a major operation a year ago and never fully recovered. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

WILSON, Antha (McCoy)
Mrs. Antha McCoy Wilson, 51, died Thursday at 1 p.m. at her home in Fort Gay. Mrs. Wilson was born and reared at Deboard, Martin County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCoy. She had lived in Fort Gay since 1926, moving there from Kermit. Funeral will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, officiating and interment will be in the Rowe Cemetery near Fort Gay. Mrs. Wilson is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Harmon Price, Urbana, OH, Mrs. Ethel Price, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Rexie Perry, Pikeville, KY, and Misses Bonnie and Verlie Ann Wilson, at home, one son, Pearlie Wilson, Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Preece, Deboard, KY, and Mrs. Henry Holt, Olivet, MI and a brother, Pry McCoy, Marshall, MI. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1942

 

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ADAMS, Albert
Fort Gay, WV. Dec 21--Albert Adams, 67, farmer of route 1, Fort Gay, died Thursday of last week at his home on Mill Creek near here following a month's illness. Funeral service were conducted Friday at 2 at the home with Rev. James Harvey officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery on Mill Creek. Mr. Adams was born at Salyersville, KY, and moved to the Mill Creek section 20 years ago where he has operated a farm since. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Haley Blanton Adams, 2 daughters, Mrs. W. G. Howard, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Charles V. Hask, Charleston, WV and 3 sisters, Mrs. Henry Blevins, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Wilburn Risner and Mrs. Laura Pennington, both of Scioto Furnace, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

ADAMS, Mont A.
Mont A. Adams, 76, farmer of near Irad, died at his home Saturday evening after an extended illness. Funeral was conducted at the home Tuesday morning with Rev. Arthur Morris and Rev. Leonard Adams officiating. Deceased was born near Irad, Sep 19, 1866, a son of William and Nancy Berry Adams and had resided in that community all of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldia Thompson Adams, 3 daughters, Miss Elsie, at home, and Mrs. Elbert Wuisenberry and Mrs. John McPeake , one son, Willie Adams, one sister, Mrs. D. M. Curnutte of Louisa and a brother, Isaac Adams of Pinkerington, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

BAILEY, Neat Harrison
Neat Harrison Bailey, 89, prominent retired farmer, of Martha, died at his home there Sunday at 5 p.m. of infirmities incident to advanced age. Deceased was born and reared near Flat Gap, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bailey, pioneer residents. He had been a lifelong member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, and was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the home and interment was made in the family cemetery. The Jake Rice Masonic Lodge conducted its ritual at the interment. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rutha Lester Bailey, and 3 sons, Harve, Charles, and W. W. Bailey all of Martha. Big Sandy news, Dec 11, 1942

BARTRAM, L. L.
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 10--Lawrence Ledwith Bartram, 42, native of Fort Gay, died Nov 25 in a hospital in Grundy, VA following an illness of 2 years. He was a son of the late Dr. W. J. and Hattie Marcum Bartram of Fort Gay. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Baldwin Bartram; one daughter, Wanetta, 3 sons, Nathan, Paul and Lawrence, 4 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Peters, Baltimore, MD, Miss Myrtle Bartram, Columbus, OH, Mrs. P. G. Knepper, Columbus, OH and Mrs. R. S. Graves, Erie, PA and one brother, L.  C. Bartram, Greenup, KY. Burial was made at Grundy, VA. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

BARTRAM, Ralph
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 24--Ralph Bartram, 23, died Wednesday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bartram on the Tug river road 2 miles above Fort Gay. He had been ill 2 months. Funeral will be conducted from the home of his parents at a time to be announced upon the arrival of a brother from Florida. Interment will be made under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Bartram is survived by his parents, his wife, Mrs. Lena Holt Bartram, a daughter, Joann, 3 sisters, Betty, Garnet and Julia Bartram, at home and one brother, Ben Bartram, serving in the Army at Miami Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

BILLUPS, J. O.
1849-1942
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 2--J. O. Billups, 93, retired farmer and prominent citizen of Wayne county, died early Wednesday at his home on Big Hurricane Creek six miles from Fort Gay. He had been ill only a month. Mr. Billups was born on a farm near Fort Gay, Jan 7,1 849, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard A Billups. He had resided in the Big Hurricane section the past 40 years. Funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 at the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church of which he was a charter member. Interment will be made in the Christian cemetery under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa, KY. Mr. Billups enjoyed good health throughout most of his long life and was active until a few weeks ago. He was active for many years in church work and was a highly respected citizen of the Big Hurricane section. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Rayburn and Mrs. Consie Lycan, both of route 1, Prichard, WV, 3 sons, Everette Billups, route 1, Prichard, J. J. Billups, Ceredo, WV and Paul Billups, Elkins, WV and 2 sisters, Mrs. Adrian Plymale, route 1, Prichard, and Mrs. Jesse McKinster, route 1, Fort Gay. His wife, Mrs. Lou Strother Billups died in 1937. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

BORDERS, Leona Belle (Borders)
1884-1942
Mrs. Leona Belle Borders, 58, widow of the late Marion Borders, died Friday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mirza Dixon Borders at Henrietta following a heart attack. Funeral was conducted at the home Monday afternoon with Rev. Fred Rowland of Whitehouse, officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery near Henrietta. Mrs. Borders was a daughter of the late Joseph A. Borders and Mrs. Mirza Dixon Borders. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her mother are one son by a former marriage, Orville Burgess of Flemingsburg, KY; 4 sisters, Mrs. E. E. Brown of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ham Wallen and Mrs. John Meek, both of River, KY and Mrs. jay Daniel of Ashland, 3 brothers, Harrison Borders, Pikeville, Nathan Borders, River, KY and Lewis Borders, lockmaster at Gallup, KY. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

BRANHAM, Jack
Ned G. Branham of Louisa, was notified by the Navy Department last Saturday night that his son, Jack Branham, seaman first class, had been "killed in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his county." Branham is the first Lawrence county service man officially reported "killed in action" so far during the war. Seaman Branham joined the Navy in October 1939, shortly after he was graduated from the Louisa consolidated school. He was 21 at the time of his death. Details of the action in which Branham lost his life have not been announced by the Navy. The Navy department's telegram to the sailor's father said he would b advised of further details by the department as soon as the revelations would be of no benefit if known by the enemy. Branham had served on a battleship for 2 years after entering the service but was transferred to a destroyer nearly a year ago. Besides the father, he is survived by the mother, Mrs. Effie Branham of Fallsburg, a brother, J. T. Branham, age 19, employed in an aircraft factory at Detroit, MI, 2 sisters, Miss Thelma Branham, student at Berea College, and Miss Dorothy Branham of Louisa, and his paternal grandfather, J. T. Branham of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

BRYANT, Effie (Dean)
Mrs. Effie Dean Bryant, 55 years old, wife of Dan Bryant, died Dec 15 at her home, in Chattaroy, WV, after an illness of 11 months. Mrs. Bryant was born in Lawrence county, KY, and was a daughter of James and Sally Young Bryant. She has been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for a number of years. Surviving in addition to her husband are her father, of Ashland, and the following children, Mrs. Dick Howard, of Sylvania, OH, Mrs. G. S. Getnell of Chatteroy, George Bryant, of the U. S. Marines, Raymond and Cary Bryant of Chattaroy. Brothers and sisters are Mrs. Eva Parker and Mrs. Ann Messer of Middletown, OH, Miss Helen Ward, of Ashland, Martin Ward of Ashland, James and Charles Ward of Xenia, OH, Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the home by the Rev. Wallace Maynard. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

CHANDLER, Henry G.
Henry G. Chandler, 68, farmer of Lowmansville, was killed by a passing auto while he was walking on a highway in Johnson county Saturday night of last week. Chandler left his home Saturday morning to attend the livestock sales in Paintsville. A coroner's inquest, held in Paintsville, determined he was killed when hit by a car driven by a man named Stafford. Reports said that when he left home he had $40 in his pocketbook, but that it was empty when his body was found. Funeral and interment was conducted Tuesday at Lowmansville. He is survived by his wife and a number of children. One son, Russell, is a bookkeeper for a coal company in West Virginia. Big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1942

CHAPMAN, George W.
Prof. George W. Chapman, 81, pioneer Lawrence county educator and for many years head of a military institute in Mississippi, died Monday at his home in Tupelo, Miss., relatives here have been informed. Prof. Chapman was born and reared on Lick Creek near Louisa, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John R. Chapman. He entered the teaching profession early in life and taught in the public school in this county and in Louisa. Later he conducted private schools at Fallsburg and Bolts Fork, and then went to Tupelo, Miss., where he established the Tupelo Military Institute which he conducted with marked success for 30 years. He retired four years ago and the institute property is now used by the federal government to train personnel. Funeral service was conducted in Tupelo Tuesday and interment made there. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Prichard of Bolts Fork, 2 daughters, Mrs. Blanche Deanne, of Birmingham, AL, and Mrs. Neal Farley of Prairie, Miss., one son, George P. Chapman of Tupelo, and a brother, W. M. Chapman of Louisa.  Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

The following account of the recent death of Dr. George W. Chapman, native Lawrence countian and a famed educator, is from a newspaper in his home town, Tupelo, Miss.

The Grand Old Man of T.M.I. Doctor George W. Chapman, is passed on. Early Monday morning the angel of death unlocked the mortal casket and the soul of this fine character took its final flight to that Haven of rest beyond the flood of years. Doctor Chapman was born in Huntington, WV, in 1861 and moved with his parents, Rev. John R. Chapman, Methodist minister and Mrs. Joanna Booth Chapman, to Louisa, KY at a very tender age. He received his elementary education in the public schools of Kentucky and continued his studies at the University of Ohio where he received B & M.A. and PhD degrees. Later he did post graduate work at the University of Michigan and other notable institutes of higher learning.

After completing his education, Doctor Chapman turned his talent to the field for which he had so earnestly and painstakingly equipped himself--that of teaching. It was his fortune to meet and win the hand and heart of Miss Annie Elizabeth Prichard, and had he been spared, he and Mrs. Chapman would have celebrated the 49th anniversary of their wedding on the 31st day of this month.

To this union was born 3 daughters, Mrs. Nell Farley of Tupelo, Mrs. Blanche Dean of Birmingham, AL and Beatrice Chapmen, who preceded her father in death some years ago and one son, George P. Chapman of Tupelo. For many years Doctor Chapman taught in the better schools of his native state and at the time he was persuaded to come to Tupelo he was superintendent of the Paris, KY High School System. He came to Tupelo in August 1913 and opened the doors of the Tupelo Military Institute for the instruction of younger boys. He gave his life and interest to the young men that come into his life and until his retirement from active duty in 1936 he had boys from every state in the Union and many foreign countries to sit at his feet and received not only those things that tend to enlarge the head but also those tenets that broaden and soften the heart.

Though his time was pretty well taken up with the multiple duties connected with the physical and mental duties of the school he loved so well and for which he labored so untiringly, Doctor Chapman delighted in having a part in the social and cultural progress of his adopted city and in 1925 organized the Young Men's Class of the First Methodist Church and throughout the years served as its able and wise teacher. He was also very active in prohibition causes and was ever found to be leading in the fight to ban the use of intoxicants. This noble gentleman is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, son, 2 grandson, Lieut. Landon J. Smith of the U.S. Marie Corps, and Harry Jean, Jr., of Marion Institute. Also surviving are 3 brothers and 4 sisters--W. M. Chapman, Louisa, KY, Sheridan C. Chapman, Long Beach, CA, Edgar F. Chapman, Reno Alta, Canada, Mrs. Anolda Vanhoose, Georges Creek, KY, Mrs. C. b. Hill, Huntington, WV, Mrs. William H. Moore of Wayne, WV and Mrs. Cora Booth, Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1942

COLLINS, NOAH
Noah Collins, 75, Louisa colored citizen, died Friday morning at his home here. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home and interment was made in the Wallace Cemetery near Louisa. Collins, a native of Magoffin county, moved to Louisa from Salyersville 15 yeas ago. He is invited by his wife, Margaret Gibson Collins, 5 daughters, Mrs. Bob McGhee, Huntington, Mrs. Jim Goff and Mrs. Elbert Jones, both of Ashland, Mrs. Hood McKenzie, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Doshie Burchfield, Louisa, a son, Denver Collins, Louisa. Big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1942

COPLEY, G. M.
Rev. G. M. Copley, 75, Baptist minister of Portsmouth, OH and a former resident and teacher in Louisa died Monday of last week at his home in Portsmouth of pneumonia. Rev. Copley, born Apr 27, 1867 in Wayne County, WV resided in Louisa a number of years and was a school teacher. He was ordained a minister in the Baptist Church while he resided here. He moved to Portsmouth in 1917 and for many years was a salesman for a clothing store on Gallia street. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth and was a teacher of the Men's Bible Class there. Funeral was conducted Thursday in Portsmouth with Rev. E. E. Pinson of Wayne, WV, officiating and interment was made in Rushtown cemetery near Portsmouth. Two and a half yeas ago Rev. Copley was married and his wife, Mrs. Nancy Copley survived. He also leaves these children by a previous marriage, Mrs. Sue Albertson, Mrs. Neva Cooper of Portsmouth, Mrs. Mae Taylor of New Boston, Mrs. Vera Turner and Clyde Copley of Wheelersburg, Roy and Emory Copley of Portsmouth, VA. Surviving also are two brothers, Lindsey and Atle Copley of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

FANNIN, David
David Fannin, 65, died Thursday of last week at his home on Bolts Fork. Mr. Fannin, a farmer, resided most of his life in Boyd and Carter counties. He was a brother of Eden Fannin of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

FANNIN, John D.
John D. Fannin, 83, native of this county, and a retired farmer of near Oak Hill, OH, died Wednesday of last week at the home of a son, Clem Fannin of Oak Hill, OH. Mr. Fannin, born and reared in this county, moved to Ohio in 1916. Funeral was conducted Friday in Ohio and interment made there. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lakin Fannin, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ida Fout and Mrs. Ella McClaze, both of Portsmouth and the son. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

HAMPTON, George W.
1867-1942
George W. Hampton, 75 years old, of Wayne, died in a Huntington hospital, Dec 11. Mr. Hampton was born on Mill Creek, Mar 11, 1867, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hampton. He was the last and youngest of 14 children. He had been a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church since young manhood. Deceased had conducted a grocery store in Wayne for 16 years. 51 years ago he was married to Miss Victoria Lemaster, who survived with the following children: Boyd Hampton, Huntington, WV, Charles Hampton, of Belle, Mrs. Jay Porter of Wayne, and Miss Bertie Hampton at home. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

HESTON, John
John Heston, 72, native of Louisa, died Monday of last week in a hospital in Portsmouth, OH following a long illness. Mr. Heston, a son of the Zebulin and Mary Ann Sneed Heston, was born at Canton Furnace, KY, Apr 17, 1870, but spent his early life in Louisa. He was a barber and moved from Louisa to Columbus, OH about 35 years ago, later moving to Portsmouth where he resided with a sister, Mrs. Ada Wellman. Funeral was conducted at the Lynn Funeral Home in Portsmouth the day before Thanksgiving and interment was made in the Greenlawn cemetery in Portsmouth. Mrs. Tessie Pake and Mrs. Tom Page, of Louisa, attended the rites. Besides Mrs. Wellman, he is survived by 4 other sisters, Mrs. Tessie Page, of Louisa, Mrs. Lillian Pickrell and Mrs. Lydia Bishop of South Webster, OH and Mrs. Maggie Culver of Baltimore, MD; and a brother, Ben Heston of Burns City, IN and one son, Paul Heston of Youngstown, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

ISON, Maude (Borders)
Mrs. Maude Borders Ison, 48, wife of Bill Ison, of Louisa route 2, 3 miles south of Louisa, died Wednesday midnight in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 3 weeks. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. D. Borders of Charley and had been a member of the Sandy City Baptist Church in Catlettsburg for 25 years. The family formerly resided in Catlettsburg. Mr. Ison is an Armco employee. Funeral will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church on the Mayo Trail near the Johnson county line, and interment will be made in the Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Ison is survived by the husband, her parents, 2 daughters, Mrs. Elmer Wilson of Clifton Forge, VA and Miss Betty Ison, at home; and one son, Richard E. Ison at home. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

MEEK, James Holmes
James Holmes Meek, 46, of Little Rock, Ark., a son of Mrs. J. M. Meek and the late Mr. Meek, former residents of Louisa, died Nov 29 in the Army and Navy hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. Meek was a member of the staff of the U. S. Employment Service office in Little Rock. He was born in Carrollton, KY, and later moved to Little Rock, Ark., where he was a deacon in the Pulaski Presbyterian Church, a member of the Masonic lodge and the American Legion. He attended Davidson University in Davidson, N.C. Funeral was conducted in the Pulaski Heights  Presbyterian church in Little Rock with Rev. S. F. Bryant officiating and interment made in Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Jordan Meek, a daughter, Miss Betsy Meek, his mother, Mrs. J. M. Meek, who is the former Dame Jenkins Waldeck of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. E. H. Nixon all of Little Rock; another sister, Mrs. S. F. Whitman, of Washington, D. C. and a brother, F. Stickney Meek of Dardonelle, Ark., and his grandmother, Mrs. N. D. Waldeck, formerly of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Dec 11, 1942

MOORE, Landon
Landon Moore, 76, retired farmer of the Mattie section, died last Friday afternoon at 3 following a heart attack. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Mattie church with Rev. William W. Moore officiating and interment was made in the Moore cemetery. Deceased was born near Mattie, a son of the late John and Rebecca Bowling Moore, and had resided in that section all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louanna Thompson Moore; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Hayes, Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. W. H. C. Moore, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Milton McKinster, Adams, KY, and Mrs. Fred Parsons, route 1, Fort Gay, WV and 2 sons, Luther Moore of Adams and Russell Moore at home. Big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1942

MURPHY, Thomas
1855-1942
Thomas Murphy, 88, died Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Jobe of Louisa, route 3. Mr. Murphy was married in 1880 to Julia Ann Burton and to this union were born 12 children. Surviving are 5 daughters and one son. Mrs. Inez, Hanners of Louisa, Mrs. Roscoe Kitchen of Yatesville, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen of Gladys, Mrs. Sylvester Jobe of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Kentucky Diamond of Ironton, OH and James Jefferson Murphy of Ashland, KY. Mr. Murphy had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

MURRAY, Mary (Stambaugh)
11868-1942
Cancer claimed another victim, Mary Murray, passed away Tuesday night, Dec 15 at the age of 74. A native of Toms Creek, she had made her home at Lowmansville for the past 55 years. She was the wife of Samuel Murray. Children, are Exer and Vina Borders and 2 stepdaughters, Rebecca Pack and Fannie Williams. Brothers and sisters are John and Fred Stambaugh and Lida Daniel. Funeral services were held Dec 17 at the United Baptist Church at Georges Creek of which church she was a member. Big Sandy News, Dec 25, 1942

NASSER, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Nasser, infant daughter of Fred P. and Ruth Sammons Nasser, of Columbus, OH, died shortly after birth in a Louisa hospital, Friday Dec 4. Funeral was conducted Saturday with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating, and interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery here. Surviving besides the parents are the grandmother, Mrs. W. M. Sammons of Louisa and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

NELSON, Charles Monterville
1854-1942
Charles Monterville Nelson, 88, retired farmer and merchant of Louisa route 3, died Nov 30 at his home at Pleasant Ridge after an illness of a year. Funeral was conducted Dec 1 with Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa and Rev. Elbert Adams of Irad, officiating. Mr. Nelson was born Feb 29, 1854 and had resided in this county all of his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Hannah Chapman, of Ohio, Mrs. Straud Roberts of Louisa, route 3, and Miss Samantha Nelson at home and one son, John Nelson of Ohio. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

PICKLESIMER, James B.
1858-1942
James B. Picklesimer, 84, retired railway freight clerk of Louisa, was killed almost instantly at noon Tuesday by an east bound Chesapeake and Ohio coal train at the Madison Street crossing near the Louisa passenger depot. He was enroute home from the post office when he walked onto the crossing in front of the train. Dr. H. S. Young, Lawrence County coroner, said 2 eye witnesses testified at the inquest that Picklesimer evidently did not see or hear the approaching train. His body was thrown to the middle of the street and doctors pronounced him death when he was taken to a local hospital a few minutes later. Mr. Picklesimer was born near Paintsville, KY Apr 5, 1858. He came to Louisa early in life. He served for 21 years as clerk at the C & O freight depot here, retiring 15 years ago. He was a charter member of the Louisa Rebecca Lodge, and was a member of the Louisa IOOF Lodge and of the Louisa Methodist church. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Louisa Methodist Church on the public square. The body will lie in state in the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Rev. Leslie Rogers, Rev. L. D. Rounds and Rev. J. C. Hager will officiate. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery where the Louisa IOOF Lodge will conducted its ritual. Mr. Picklesimer is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Polly Pigg Picklesimer, a son, Charles Picklesimer, of Oakland, CA, a daughter, Mrs. S. E. Duffey, of Amarillo, TX, a stepson, Don Gambill of Woodland, CA and a brother, Fred Picklesimer, Ray, OH. Mr. Picklesimer's first wife, Mrs. Sue Holley Picklesimer, died in 1887. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1942

PRESSLEY, Jesse E.
Jesse E. Pressley, 67, of New Boston, OH, died last Thursday at his home following an illness of 3 years. Mr. Pressley was born and reared in Lawrence county, KY. Ten years ago he located in Sciotoville and resided there 8 years, when he moved to New Boston. He was married in 1898 to Vina Anderson and they had 15 children. Surviving are his wife and 8 children, James, Gaulley and Elba Pressley and Mrs. Anna Gaines of Baltimore, MD, Alton Pressley of U. S. Army overseas, Mrs. Addie Tipton, Mrs. Dorothy Ward of Sciotoville, and Mrs. Lula Gillum of New Orleans, LA. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Dame White of Slocum Station, OH, 3 brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1942

ROBINSON, Lucy Mary
1864-1942
Mrs. Lucy Mary Robinson, 78, died Thursday night at her home at Summit, Boyd county. Mrs. Robinson was born at Denton, Aug 9, 1864. She had lived most of her life at Dobbins, Elliott county and had resided at Summit for the past 6 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 sons, W. E., Charles, OH, Alfred M., W. K., Ellis H. and Earl M. Robinson, all of Ashland, route 1, 45 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Summit Christian Baptist Church Saturday morning with the Rev. L. E. Colliver officiating. The body was taken to Elliott county for burial in the family cemetery at Dobbins. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

SAULSBERRY, James A.
James A. Saulsberry, 42, a Louisa carpenter, died at his home here Monday at 5 p.m. after a long illness of tuberculosis. He had been bedfast for the past 2 months. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church, four miles from Fort Gay, with Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa officiating. Deceased was born at Fort Gay, WV, Dec 14, 1900 a son of Beverly and the late Sarah Patton Saulsbury. He had resided in Louisa the past 13 years. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Cloe Daniels Saulsbury, one daughter, Sarah Catherine, 4 sons, James Robert, Ruslan, Jack and Sidney Earl Saulsbury, all at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sidney E. Aslett of Louisa, Mrs. Wallace Peck and Mrs. Paul Skeens both of Fort Gay, WV and 4 brothers, Robert and George Saulsbury both of de Sota, MO and Fred of Jeffersonville, IN, and Frank Saulsbury of Taft, FL and his father, Beverly Saulsbury of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1942

SMITH, Alex
Alex Smith, 79 years old, of Prichard route 2, died at his home Nov 25. Funeral services were held at the Centerville Baptist Church with Rev. U. S. Pinson and Rev. Floyd Ward officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery. Mr. Smith is survived by the widow, Mrs. Australia Smith; a half brother, George Ferguson of Prichard, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ferguson of Prichard and a half sister, Mrs. Dick Pyles of Whites Creek. Big Sandy news, Dec 11, 1942

SPARKS, Alonzo
Alonzo Sparks, a member of a large Big Sandy family, died at his home at Chandlersville Nov 15. Mr. Sparks, a prominent farmer of that section, was 61 years of age and had been ill for 4 years, a sufferer from tuberculosis. He was married to Lila McGuire of Davisport, and to this union were born 4 children, Howard Sparks, Paintsville, Mrs. Walter Green, Hager Hill, Mrs. Leroy Castle, Paintsville, and Amba Sparks at home. Mr. Sparks was of a family of 10 children, all prominent people. His brothers are W. H. Sparks, Kerz, B. F. Sparks, Spokane, WZ, J. F. Sparks, Wenatchee, WZ, John Sparks, Cashmere, WA, and Ed Sparks, Maloga, WA. Four sisters, have preceded him in death. Mr. Sparks was a devout Christian and was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted from the home at Chandlersville, Nov 17. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

THOMPSON, Anna Frances
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 15--Anna Frances Thompson, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winnie Thompson of route 1 Fort Gay, died Wednesday of last week at the Thompson home on Mill Creek. Funeral was conducted at the home Saturday and interment made in the Jim Thompson cemetery. Besides the parents she is survived by one brother, Ernie. big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1942

THOMPSON, Edna Mae
Fort Gay, WV, Dec 7--Edna Mae Thompson, 4 1/2 year old daughter of Lindsey and Dorabelle Triplett Thompson of Fort Gay died Thursday evening of last week in a Louisa hospital a few hours after being burned accidentally at the Thompson home on Greenbrier. The child's small brother lighted a piece of paper from a fireplace and waved it too near his sister's outing flannel gown, which caught fire. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Upper Greenbrier church and interment was made in the Thompson family cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are a sister and 4 brothers, 5 half sisters and 3 half brothers. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1942

WELLMAN, Kenneth Leon
Diphtheria which developed Thanksgiving night proved fatal early Monday to Kenneth Leon Wellman, 14 months old son of Kenneth and Sue Kirk Wellman of Louisa, at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wellman in Louisa. Funeral was conducted Tuesday morning in Pinehill Cemetery with Rev. L. D. rounds, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Surviving besides the parents are a sister and 3 grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Rebecca Kirk of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1942

WILLIAMS, Sylvia (Graham)
Mrs. Sylvia Graham Williams, 32, wife of Cratis D. Williams, died early Friday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Graham at Cherokee. Ill for many months, Mrs. Williams was removed from a sanatorium 2 weeks ago to her parents home in this county. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday morning from her parents home at Cherokee and interment was made in the Graham family cemetery there. Mrs. Williams had taught school in this county for 10 years. She attended Berea College and was graduated from Morehead State Teachers College. Mr. and Mrs. Williams resided in Louisa for 3 years while Mr. Williams was principal of the Louisa High School and they had many friends here. They moved to Huntington last year where Mr. Williams was connected with the International Nickel Company. Early this year they moved from Huntington to Boone, NC where Mr. Williams received an appointment on the faculty of a state teachers college as English instructor and director of practice teaching. Mrs. Williams had been a member of the Blaine Christian Church since early girlhood. She also was a member of the Louisa Woman's Club and served as club secretary one year. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one brother, Woodrow W. Graham, U. S. Army, serving with the coast artillery in Alaska. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1942

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