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BRANHAM, Ulysses
Ulysses Branham, 70, of Clifford, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning after an illness of a few weeks. Son of the late Wilburn and Julia Fitchpatrick Branham, he was born and raised in Clifford and lived there all his life. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the home and burial was made in the family cemetery with the Rev. W. M. Sparks officiating. Mr. Branham had been a member of the Methodist Church for 30 yeas. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Vinson Branham, 3 sons, Mart of Gobe, KY, Taylor of Catlettsburg, and Millard who is stationed at Camp Crowder, MO, 3 sisters: Mrs. Dan Stansberry, Mrs. Lizzie Damron, and Mrs. Lige Hammonds, all of Louisa, and 2 half brothers, John Brown of Glenhayes, WV and Mont Brown of Bluefield, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

BRANHAM, Ulysses
Due to a number of error in the reporting of the death of U S. Branham, it has been requested that another report to be made to clarify the names listed. U. S. Branham, 70, of  near Clifford died at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening Jan 22 after an illness of a few days. Son of the late Wilburn and Julia Branham, he was born and reared near Clifford and lived there all his life. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the home and burial was made in the family cemetery with the Rev. W. M. Sparks officiating. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Vinson Branham, 3 sons, Mart of Jobe, KY, Taylor of Catlettsburg, KY and Millard, who is stationed at Camp Crowder, MO; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dan Stansberry, Mrs. Elizabeth Damron and Mrs. Lige Hammond, all of Louisa and 2 half brothers, John Branham of Glenhayes and Mont Branham of Bluefield, WV. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1946

COBURN, Leander C.
Leander C. Coburn, 91, Glenwood, KY, died at his home at 11:40 Sunday night after a brief illness. Son of the late Tommy and Julina Bromfield Coburn, he was a farmer by occupation. Funeral services were held from his home at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Harve Kelley officiating. Burial was made in the Coburn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ratcliff Coburn, 3 daughters, Mrs. Henry Webb of Ashland, Mrs. Roy Jordan of Glenwood and Mrs. Herbert Jordan of Ashland, 2 sons, Theodore Coburn of Oak Hill, OH and Cecil Coburn of Glenwood and 26 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

CURNUTTE, Rev. B. F.
Funeral services for the Rev. B. F. Curnutte, 62, who died at his home on route 1, Prichard, WV, at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning after an illness of 1 1/2 weeks, were held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with Dr. B. R. Lakin officiating. Interment was make in the Lakin cemetery near Hubbardstown, WV. The son of the late James and Margaret Moore Curnutte, he was born near Prichard and lived there all of his life. He had been a member of the Baptist church for 30 years and was ordained a minister in 1921. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Curnutte, 3 daughters, Mrs. James Cyrus, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Eddie Workman of route 1, Prichard, WV, 1 son, Luther, at home, 1 sister, Mrs. Mark Early, Portsmouth, OH, 2 brothers, Ott and Dave Curnutte, both of route 1, Prichard, WV and a half brother, James M. Jordan of Zelda, KY. Big Sandy News Jan 25, 1946

EDWARDS, Isaac McClelland
1862-1945
Isaac McClelland Edwards, was born in Blaine, KY Feb 16, 1862 and died Dec 17, 1945 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Billy and Susan Edwards. The early part of his life was spent in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, then he went West, finally settling in Garden Grove, CA, where he lived for the past 22 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mahala Ann Wiley Edwards, a daughter: Mrs. Evelyn Beat of Anaheim, CA, a son, James G. Edwards of Huntington Park, CA, a brother, Winfield S. Edwards of Blaine, 3 grandchildren and 2  great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the Honold Bros. Mortuary Chapel in Garden Grove, with interment in Loma Vista Cemetery. Rev. E. M. Robb, pastor of the Garden Grove Free Methodist Church, officiated.  Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and daughter, Mrs. Beat, came East for their vacation this fall spending two months with relatives and friends in Kentucky and Sistersville, WV/ They are well known here and Mr. Edwards was loved by all. His death will bring sadness to many. Big Sandy News. Jan 18, 1946

ELKINS, James Wesley (Buck)
James Wesley (Buck) Elkins, 82, died Saturday at the home of a son, James P. Elkins, Catlettsburg, after an illness of several years. He was born in Pike co., KY, a son of John and Cerilda Shortridge Elkins, resided at Fallsburg for 76 years. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, the Odd Fellows of Louisa and the Fallsburg Methodist Church. He had resided with his son for a year. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Compton Elkins of Louisa; five sons, James and Robert Elkins of Catlettsburg, Dennie Elkins of Baltimore, Charles Elkins of Ashland and William Elkins of Louisa; four daughters, Mrs. Austin Riffe of West Van Lear, Mrs. Frank Short and Mrs. Paul Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Harry Wideroe of Tampa, FL, one brother, Albert Elkins of Portsmouth, OH, one sister in law, Mrs. M. A. Elkins of Ashland, and 21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg and interment was made in the Elkins family cemetery at Fallsburg. The Rev. O. P. smith of Catlettsburg officiated. Apperson Lodge conducted graveside services. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1946

GRIFFITH, Chilt E.
Chilt E. Griffith, 72, Charley, KY died in a local hospital Saturday, Jan 12 at 6:36 a.m. following an illness of two weeks. He was a son of the late John J. and Elizabeth Rice Griffith and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 24 years. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Charley Church with the Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Interment was made in Judd Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Charlotte Austin Griffith, 1 daughter, Mrs. Edgell Miller of Charley, KY; 4 sons, Leonard and Ralph Griffith of Charley, KY, Clifford Griffith of Logan, WV, Frank Griffith at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. E. V. Austin of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. J. W. Judd of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1946

GRIFFITH, Chilt E.
Chilt E. Griffith, 72, Charley, KY died in a local hospital Saturday, Jan 12 at 6:36 a.m. following an illness of two weeks. He was a son of the late John J. and Elizabeth Rice Griffith and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 24 years. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Charley Church with the Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Interment was made in Judd Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Charlotte Austin Griffith, 1 daughter, Mrs. Edgell Miller of Charley, KY; 4 sons, Leonard and Ralph Griffith of Charley, KY, Clifford Griffith of Logan, WV, Frank Griffith at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. E. V. Austin of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. J. W. Judd of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1946

LEWIS, Lydia (Preston)
Mrs. Lydia Preston Lewis, 56, resident of Louisa for 36 years, died at her home at 3 a.m. Thursday morning Jan 24 following a stroke suffered early Monday morning. She had been in ill health for several years. The body will lie in state from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Louisa Methodist Church on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Roberts and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Daughter of the late Arthur and Louise Preston, she was born at Patrick, KY. she was a member of the Methodist Church for ?6 years and belonged to the D.A.R. and the Eastern Star Lodge. She was the widow of the late George R. Lewis who died in 1935. She is survived by one son, Douglas Lewis, a grandson, George Lewis, one sister, Mrs. C. E. Burgess, Patrick, KY and one brother, Arthur Preston of Ashland. Active pallbearers will be Dr. F. A. Millard, Floyd VanMeter, Tom Wallace, Jack Atkins, Milton Jobe and David Pack. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

MILLER, Charles L.
The body of Charles L. Miller, 50, Columbus, OH, formerly of the Meades Branch section, who died at his home, Jan 18 was brought to Louisa Sunday. Funeral services were held from the Meades Branch school on Sunday with the Revs. Bert Miller of Columbus and Arlie Blackburn of route 1, Louisa, officiating. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery. Mr. Miller was the son of the Rev. A. H. and Trinvilla Johnson Miller. He belonged to the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges. He is survived by 3 daughters, 2 sons, 1 sister, Mrs. Lizzie Meade, route 1, Louisa, 5 brothers, Levi, W. H. Ben, and Noah Miller all of Columbus and Joe Miller, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

PETERS, Donald Clark
Donald Clark Peters, 32, of Rittman, OH, and formerly of Fort Gay, died Jan 20 following an accident while at his work. His body was brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. Georgia Wellman Peters, route 1, Fort Gay, on Wednesday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon from Spruce Lick Church. Dr. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. His father, Michael J. Peters, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Frances Tucker Peters, 3 children, his mother, Mrs. Georgia Peters, 4 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Thompson of Akron, OH, Mrs. Acie Boys and Mrs. Vain Hooser of Rittman, OH and Miss Susie Peters of Wadsworth, OH and 2 brothers, Joe Peters of Rittman, OH and W. M. Peters of Pikeville, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

RICE, Mathis H.
Funeral services for Mathis H. Rice, 76 year old retired farmer and music teacher of the Buchanan section of Boyd County whose death last Thursday morning following an illness of several weeks, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Tyree Methodist Church of Buchanan with Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence county, KY. The body was removed from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg to the Kinner Harmon resident in Buchanan Friday and remained there until the hour of the service. Mr. Rice, a native of Lawrence County had been a resident of Boyd county for the past 42 years and was a member of the Tyree Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1946

RICKMAN, Hazel Hannah
1905-1945
Miss Hazel Hannah Rickman, born Mar 23, 1905 at Zelda, KY, passed away Dec 22, 1942 at the home of her father of Pleasantville, OH. She was the daughter of G. B. Rickman and the late Mrs. Virginia Rickman, formerly of Zelda. Funeral services were held at Thomen Funeral Home in Pleasantville Monday, Dec 24 with the Rev. Thomas Smith officiating. Interment was made in the Hampson Cemetery; She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Lutie Johnson, Portsmouth, OH, Georgia Chandler, Columbus, OH, Margaret Lovely, Columbus, Alice Cokenowe, Columbus, Mabel Claydon, Florida, Dorothy Workman, Huntington, WV, Thelma Phillips, Huntington; Add Rickman, Columbus, Charles Warren Rickman, Columbus. Her mother and two brothers preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1946 (the death year 1942 is what was in the paper which I believe is an error and should be 1945). Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1946

ROBERTSON, Cora Isabelle (Grubb)
Mrs. Cora Isabelle Robertson, 29, passed away at the home of her brother, George Grubb of Louisa, route 4, the East Fork section, January 5 at 12:15 a.m. She was born at Prichard, WV, a daughter of Jed and Myrtle McCormack Grubb, and had resided at Toledo, OH for the past few years. She was visiting, relatives on route 4 at the time of her death. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of her brother on East Fork and interment was made in the Stewart Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Robertson, Toledo, OH, two sisters: Mrs. Lon Moore, Louisa and Mrs. Jeff Triplett, Rush, KY, four brothers: Emory and Albert Grubb, Omar, WV, Chester Grubb, LaGrange, KY and George Grubb, route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1946

SPARKS, Dr. H. H.
1892-1946
Dr. H. H. Sparks, 53, prominent dentist of Louisa, died Saturday morning at 6 a.m. in a Cincinnati hospital. He had been seriously ill for 2 months, although in failing health for 2 years. Dr. Sparks was born at Martha, KY, Mar 11,1892, a son of the late L. T. and Emily Elizabeth Lyon Sparks. He attended Martha graded school and graduated from Kentucky State Normal School in Louisa in 1912. He was principal of Louisa graded school in 1913. He entered the Louisville College of Dentistry, where he was an honor student and salutatorian of his class. He received his dental degree in 1916. After practicing his dental degree in 1916. After practicing for 1 years at Blaine, he moved his office to Louisa, where he had practiced for the past 29 years. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member and past president of the Louisa Rotary Club and for 13 years served as chariman of the city school board. He was a member of the War Price and Rationing Board, the Selective Service Board and was active in all civic affairs; Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1946

WEBB, Samuel Albert
Samuel Albert Webb, 85, died at his home on route 1, Fort Gay, WV at 10a.m. Friday morning after an illness of 6 years. He had been bedfast for the past month. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Copley Webb, preceded him in death on Aug 17, 1945. He was the son of the late John and Elize Webb. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the home of his son, Elzie Webb, route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home. Mr. Webb was a member of the Methodist Church for the past 45 years. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Willie Robertson, Cold Gap, WV and Mrs. Charley Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay, WV; 4 sons, P. J. Webb, route 1, Kenova, WV, Carmi Webb, Fort Gay, WV, H. C. Webb, Kenova, and Elzie Webb, Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lace Robinson and Mrs. Albert Cyrus, and 1 brother, John Webb, all of route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1946

WOOTON, Thomas Alford
Thomas Alford Wooton, 78 years of age, died at his home in Louisa Sunday morning following an illness of 2 weeks. Mr. Wooten was a retired carpenter foreman. He was born at Kenova, WV, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Wooton. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Chapman church with the Revs. William W. Moore and Oscar Spears officiating. Interment was made in the Peck Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mariah Wooton; 5 daughters, Mrs. John Perry, Morehead, KY, Mrs. Henry Wilbur, Richardson, KY, Mrs. Dewey Preston, Georges Creek, KY, Mrs. Hubert Preston, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Ben Fraley, Portsmouth, OH; 4 sons, Fred Wooton, Richardson, KY, Mr. Willie Wooten, Richardson, Dexter Wooten, Gallup, KY, Arthur Wooten, Richardson, a sister, Mrs. Leah Talbert, Ecorse, MI. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1946

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FEBRUARY

ATKINSON, Julia F. (McClure)
1861-1946
Older resident of the county will be sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Julia F. Atkinson who died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. H. R. Oliver in Omaha, NB on Jan 27. Mrs. Atkinson, widow of Dr. W. T. Atkinson, had made her home with her son, Charles W. Kise, in Omaha since Dr. Atkinson died 15 years ago.  She was born Julia F. McClure at Gallup, KY on Feb 17, 1861, her parents being G. C. and Jane Borders McClure, a well-known family along the Big Sandy. She was one of nine children. In 1880 she married Ulysses G. Kise and they lived on a farm at Kise until his death in 1894; several years later she united in marriage with Dr. Atkinson. The Untied States fought four wars during her lifetime and she often recalled incidents that occurred during the Civil War. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by a son, Charles W. Kise, 2 grandchildren, Annabelle Kise Oliver, Omaha, NB and Captain Charles Denham Kise, Pasadena, CA; and four great grandchildren, E. Randolph Hager, Linda Belle Oliver, Susan Margaret and Charles Denham Kise, Jr. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. A. K. Williams of St. Paul Methodist Church in Omaha. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1946

CASTLE, Henry
Henry Castle, 47, of Blevins died at 9:23 p.m. Friday night at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Nell Wheeler, 400 Greenup Ave., Ashland, following an illness of 8 years. He went to Ashland for medical treatment in December. Son of the late Luther and Doris William Castle, he was born Jul 23, 1898, in this county. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Katie Boggs Castle; 2 brothers, Lloyd Castle of Blaine and Floyd Castle of Sciotoville, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Blankenship of Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News Feb 22, 1946

FLAUGHER, James Walter
James Walter Flaugher, 77, retired N & W engineer of Portsmouth, OH, died in a local doctor's office at 9:30 a.m. Feb 7 after suffering a heart attack. He had come to Louisa for a treatment but died shortly after reaching the office. The son of the late James P. and Katherine Shearer Flaugher, he was born at Willard, KY. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Nazarene Church in Portsmouth and burial was made in the Wheelersburg, OH cemetery. He is survived by his widow and 10 children, 3 daughters and 7 sons. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1946

FRALEY, Martha
Mrs. Martha Fraley, 88, died at her home one mile south of Louisa at 2 a.m. Sunday morning Feb 17, after an illness of 3 weeks. She was the widow of the late Rev. Kelley Fraley who preceded her in death 27 years ago. The daughter of the late William and Mary Scarberry Robinett, she was born near Norris, KY. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held from the Evergreen Church at Little Blaine on Monday Feb 18, with the Rev. George A. Thompson and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Clayton Thompson, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. S. P. Gussler of Busseyville, and Mrs. Lula Baker of London, OH and two sons, Fleming Fraley of Atlanta, GA and L. B. Fraley of South Vienna, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1946

GUSSLER, Julian
Mrs. Julian Gussler, 83, of Busseyville, died Tuesday, Feb 12 at 3:45 p.m. at the home of her son, S. P. Gussler of Busseyville, after an illness of 30 days; She was the widow of the late William Gussler who preceded her in death 10 years ago. The daughter of the late William and Margaret Carter Hayes, she was born near Adams and lived there all her life. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from the Evergreen Church with the Rev. George L. Thompson and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dock Carter, route 1, Louisa; and 2 sons, S. P. Gussler, Busseyville and C. H. Gussler of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1946

PORTER, Samuel B.  Jr.
Second Lieutenant Samuel B. Porter, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. S. b. Porter of Kenova, WV, formerly of Louisa, was declared officially dead after being listed as missing in action since Jan 23, 1945, his parents were informed Friday. A graduate of Marshall college, he entered the service in 1942 and was lost on a bombing mission over Nasoya, Japan. Surviving are the parents and 2 brothers, Ralph I. Porter with the Ashland Oil and Refining Co. and Julian L. Porter of Lynchburg, VA. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1946

PRESTON, Arthur Perry
1896-1946
Funeral services for Arthur Perry Preston, 49, 3613 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland, KY, who died Saturday in King's Daughters hospital following an illness of 2 days, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Old Orchard Church of Christ with the Rev. Palmer Young, pastor, and the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Preston was the brother of Mrs. Lydia Preston Lewis who died Friday. Mr. Preston was born Nov 8, 1896 at Patrick, KY, a son of the late Arthur and Louise Christine Preston. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of the Methodist  Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gladys Preston, 3 sons, Earl Borders Preston, U. S. Navy, Arthur Wallace Preston, U. S. Navy, Tacoma, WV, and Joe McDonald Preston, at home; 3 children, Deryl Faye, Joan and Gaynelle Preston at home, 1 sister, Mrs. Gussie Borders, Patrick, KY and grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1946

SMITH, TOLBERT
Tolbert S. Smith, 79, of Sidney, WV, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Friday morning Feb 1 at his home. The son of the late Jack and Mahalia Pyles Smith, he was born and reared in Wayne Co., WV. He had been a member of the Baptist church for 49 years;. He and his wife, the former, Martha Johnson, had been married for 50 years. Funeral services were held Monday Feb 4 at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Henry Mullins of Wayne officiating. Interment was made in the Smith Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Martha Johnson Smith, 1 daughter, Mrs. Lewis Ailiff of Fort Gay, 1 son, Boyd Smith of Sidney, 2 sisters, Miss Sadie Cniff of Kenova and Mrs. Joannah Jackson of Sidney and 1 brother, John Smith, route 1, Wayne, WV.  Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1946

STONE, Flora (Cassity)
Mrs. Flora Cassity Stone, 38, widow of Francis J. Stone, formerly of Louisa, and the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Stone of Louisa, died at Shelby, OH, Feb 5 following an illness of 10 months. The body was brought to Louisa last Thursday and funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Pine Hill Cemetery with the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Mrs. Stone was a member of the Methodist Church at Westerville, OH. She is survived by 1 son, Harold Stone of Shelby, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Hollie Cragger of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Walter Gilkerson of Morehead, KY, Mrs. Stanley Nickels of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Bob Loosenart of Grand Rapids, MI, and Mrs. James Maxwell of Shelby; 3 brothers: Noah, Lant and Clifford all of Shelby. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1946

TAYLOR, Johnie Lee
Johnie Lee Taylor, 43, of Cadmus, KY, died at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in a Huntington, WV hospital where he was taken following injuries received in a slate fall in Taylor and Diamond mines at Cadmus yesterday morning. He was taken to Huntington arriving there at 12:30 and dying an hour and a half later of a fractured skull, a crushed left shoulder and crushed right hip. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from his home. Burial was made in the Taylor Cemetery. He was born at Hindman, KY and had lived at Cadmus for the past 6 years. He is survived by his widow, Lillian Sexton Taylor; his mother, Mrs. Laura Taylor of Cadmus; 5 daughters, Mrs. Ashland P. Bradley of Hueysville, KY, Mrs. Bert Crank of route 4, Louisa, and Mary, Joyce and Martha at home; 3 sons, Harold, Johnie and Denver, all at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Chad Calton, route 4, Louisa, and 1 brother, Willie Taylor of Whitesburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1946

THOMPSON, Barbara
Mrs. Barbara Thompson, 34, wife of former sheriff Arch Thompson, died at her home at Busseyville at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night after a week's illness. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Bates Adams of Louisa. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 10 years and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until time for the funeral this afternoon (Thursday) and will lie in state at the Freewill Baptist church in Louisa from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. from the church with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. W. S. Boggs, officiating. Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery on Little Blaine. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband, Arch Thompson, 2 sons, Arlie B. Thompson and Arthur Thompson, both at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adams of Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Bill Kit?er of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Herb Bently, of Columbus, OH, Mrs. John Moore of Irad, KY, and Mrs. Jimmy Blair of Ashland, and 2 brothers: Willie Adams of Coal Grove, OH and Leonard Adams of Irad. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1946

VANHOOSE, Randall
Randall VanHoose, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford VanHoose of Richardson, KY, died at 11 a.m. Saturday morning Feb. 2. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon from the Baptist church at Richardson with the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was in the Vaughan Cemetery at Richardson. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister, Kathryn, at home, 1 brother, J. C. at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John VanHoose and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fitch. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1946

YORK, T. N.
T.N. York, 68, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Fort Gay where he had lived for the past 6 months. He formerly lived in Glenhayes, WV. His first wife, Sarah Johnson York, died in 1929. He was married 16 years ago to Maggie Sluch who survives. He was a farmer by occupation and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon from the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial will be made in the See Cemetery on the Point Road. He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Ratcliff of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Fred Small of Kermit, WV and Mrs. Jack Prater of Freeburn, KY; 2 sons, Grant York of Kermit and Thomas York, Jr. of Kermit; 2 sisters, Mrs. Tom Walton of Louisa and Mrs. Emma Wellman of Williamson, WV and 1 brother, G. W. York of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1946

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MARCH

BELLOMY, Edward, Jr.
Edward Bellomy, Jr., 20, of Hubbardstown, WV, was killed in an accident at Portsmouth, OH at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. He had been with the N & W paint gang for the past 3 years. The accident occurred when the 36 foot scaffold, from which he was painting the roundhouse in Portsmouth, gave away and he fell to the concrete below fracturing his skull and incurring other internal injuries. He was the son of Edward and Lutie Massie Bellomy of Hubbardstown. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for the past 8 years and was a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics of Ceredo, WV. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Bellomy Chapel in Hubbardstown with the Rev. Enos Scragg and the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating and burial was made in the Strother Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Lotus Bellomy; his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. C. A. Fluty of McDermott, OH, Mrs. F. A. Baker of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Homer Smith of Hubbardstown, 1 brother, S 1-C Howard L. Bellomy of Washington, D. C.; and 2 nephews, Sgt. Charles W. Fluty of the Philippine  Islands and James D. Smith of Hubbardstown. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

BOGGS, William P.
William P. Boggs, 68, of Martha died at his home at 11:23 p.m. Monday. He had been an invalid for the past 5 years. The son of the late Henderson and Nancy Edwards Boggs, he was a employee of the Ashland Oil and Transportation Company. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Thursday morning from the home. Burial ws made in the family cemetery on Caines Creek. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Boggs; one son, Raymond, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bill Edwards of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Daniel Morris of Load, KY and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1946

BORDERS, J. F. D.
The Rev. J. F. D. Borders, 83, died at his home at 510 Lackey St. at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of 3 months. He had lived in Louisa for the past 2 years coming here from Ulysses, KY. He was the son of the late Henry and Sarah Hale Borders. He was married to Miss Fanny Pack 50 years ago. The body will be removed tonight from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of his nephew, Ora Borders of Ulysses. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Millard VanHoose, the Rev. Dave Al Hayes, the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial will be made in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. He had been ordained a minister for 40 years and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 65 years. He is survived by his widow, 2 sisters, Mrs. John S. Hess of Akron, OH and Mrs. Boyd Wilson of Huntington, WV and 1 brother, N. F. Borders of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1946

CASTLE, Millard
Millard Castle, 67, died at his home in Newport, KY at 1:45 Sunday morning, Mar 10, following a stroke suffered Saturday night. He had been in ill health for several years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Castle, he was formerly of Ulysses but had lived in Newport for the past 18 months. The body was shipped to Louisa Monday and was taken shortly after noon Tuesday to the Walnut Grove Church. Funeral services were held from the Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon and burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. He is survived by his widow, Mattie Sponsel Castle and 3 brothers, Lon Castle, of Ulysses, Lewis Castle of Huntington, WV, and Columbus Castle of Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1946

CRANK, Irene
Mrs. Irene Crank, 20, wife of Bert Crank, died at 6:02 a.m. Sunday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Chad Calton, route 4, Louisa. She was the daughter of Mrs. Lillian Sexton Taylor and the late Johnie Lee Taylor who died Jan 27 from injuries in a slate fall. Funeral services were held from her mother's home at Cadmus at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Taylor Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Bert Crank, 1 son, Gilbert Crank, her mother, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ashland P. Bradley of Hueyville and Joyce Nadine, Mary Charlotte and Martha Sue, all at home, and 3 brothers, Harold, Johnnie Bee and Denver at home. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

EDWARDS, Olivia (Peters) Ferguson
Mrs. Olivia Peters Ferguson Edwards, 78, formerly of Wayne County, WV, died recently in Seeley, CA, according to word received here by relatives. The daughter of the late  John N. and Nancy Harris Peters, she was born in Wayne Co., WV Feb 28, 1868. She spent her girlhood near Louisa, attended Normal school in Louisa, and taught school in Lawrence and Wayne Counties. She was married to the late A. R. Ferguson and they went to California to make their home. He preceded her in death several years ago and she was married on Dec 19, 1944 to S. F. Edwards. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Roberta Hurt of Idaho, 3 sisters, Mrs. Susan B. Smith of Escondido, CA, Mrs. Florence Sipple of National City, CA and Mrs. Mont Bartram of Fort Gay, WV and 2 brothers, H. a. Peters of Ontario, CA and R. C. Peters of Fort Gay, WV. She was buried in the Greenwood Masonic Cemetery at San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1946

GRIFFITH, Curtis
1923-1946
At an inquest held at 10 a.m. Wednesday a coroner's jury recommended that Leonard Walker, 25, of Clifford, be held for grand jury investigation in the death by drowning of Curtis Griffith, 22, also of Clifford about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Walker, Griffith and Bill Frazier, 37, of Clifford, were driving along route 2, toward Louisa when the car, driven by Walker, got out of control and plunged into the Tug River. Walker and Frazier freed themselves of the car and swam to short. Griffith, according to the testimony given by the wo witnesses, got out of the car but went down after rising to the surface. His body was not found until shortly after noon Tuesday when searching parties found it about 1/4 mile below the point of accident. Gid Wallace of Clifford found the body.

At the inquest Walker stated that he was driving at a speed of about 40 miles per house when the car got too close to the shoulder of the road and when he tried to get it back onto the road, the car hit some rocks and he lost control. He was the first out of the car. Funeral services for Curtis Griffith will be held at 2:30 today (Thursday) from the home with the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Rush Frazier officiating. The deceased was the son of Mrs. Morie Maynard Griffith and the late Willis Griffith of Clifford. He was born in Ashland Nov 29, 1923. He is survived by his mother and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Griffith of Ashland and Mrs. Emma Sammons of Clifford. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1946

HALL, Bessie Grace
Mrs. Bessie Grace Hall, 32, died at her home in Columbus, OH at 9:15 a.m. Mar 22 following an illness of 6 months. She was the wife of James V. Hall and resided in Columbus all her life. The body was brought to the home of her mother-in-law at Adams, Mar 24. Funeral services were held at the Carter cemetery near Adams at 10 a.m. Monday morning. She is survived by her husband, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1946

HAY, Auda (Colliver)
Mrs. Auda Colliver Hay, 49, died suddenly at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning Feb 27 at her home at 3154 McKinley Ave., Columbus, OH. The daughter of the late Ples and Pauly Rigsby Colliver, she was born at Martha and lived there until 3 yeas ago when she moved to Columbus. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the Elizabeth Belle Church at Camp Creek, KY. Burial was made in the Hay cemetery. Mrs. Hay had been a member of the New Regular Baptist Church for 34 years. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Hay of Columbus, 1 daughter, Gerttie Hay at home; 4 sons, Conner of Columbus and Proctor, James and Douglas, all at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Sheron Hay of Plain City, OH, and 3 brothers, John N. Colliver of Martha, Homer Colliver of Mazie and Claude Collier of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

HIBBARD, Mary L.
Mrs. Mary L. Hibbard, 74, of Richardson, KY, died at 6 a.m. Sunday morning at her home. She had resided at Richardson for the past 50 years and prior to that time, had lived at Georges Creek. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the home with Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was made in the Warnick Cemetery at Richardson. She is survived by her husband, John L. Hibbard and an adopted son, Claude Maynard of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1946

HUFFORD, Elmer
Elmer Hufford, 44, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in a hospital at Welch, WV. He had resided at Bradshaw, WV for the past 8 years. He had been an operator in the Bradshaw theatre for the past 5 years. He was the son of Margaret Ann Hufford and the late John E. Hufford of Fort Gay. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the home of sister, Mrs. Luther Frazier of Fort Gay. Burial was made in the Ferguson Cemetery near Fort Gay. He is survived by his mother, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Luther Frazier of Fort Gay and Mrs. James Heninger of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

Schoolcraft, John
John E. Jones has received word that his nephew, John Schoolcraft, was killed in a mine accident on Coal River, WV Mar 11. Schoolcraft was a veteran of WWII. He was assigned to the air Borne infantry as a pilot and was in the invasion of Italy and Germany. He completed his missions in the early part of '44 and was returned to this country in March 1944. He was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA at the time of Japan's surrender and was discharged immediately upon points. He was married to Miss Julia McBrayer of Kayford, WV in May of 1944. He is survived by his wife, an infant son, his parents and 3 sisters of Cabin Creek, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1946

HUTCHINSON, Lenora (Eaves)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Eaves Hutchinson, 81, formerly of Lawrence County, whose death occurred Tuesday night, Mar 12, at her home in Columbus, OH, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with the Rev. O. P. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchinson's husband, William H. Hutchinson, preceded her in death 10 years ago. She was born in Lawrence County, KY and taught school for a number of years in Louisa. Before moving to Columbus in 1920, the Hutchinsons were residents of Catlettsburg and Ashland. She is survived by 2 sisters Mrs. Grace Rice of Ashland and Mrs. William Ferguson of Huntington and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1946

MAYNARD, Perlina (Maynard)
Mrs. Perlina Maynard, 85, of Clifford, KY, died at a local hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. She was the widow of L. G. Maynard who preceded her in death in 1915. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to Clifford at (:30 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Clifford High School gymnasium with the Rev. Rusch Frazier officiating. Burial was made in the Maynard Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Maynard was a member of the United Baptist Church for 70 years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jennie Ratcliffe; a brother, Hampton Maynard and 1 nephew, Russell Maynard, all of Clifford. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1946

NORTON, Albert Jackson
Funeral services for Albert Jackson Norton, 45, Knoxville, TN, who was killed in an automobile accident, Mar 21 at 2:30 a.m. were held from the Curtright Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Clay Caudill of Ashland officiating. Interment was made in the Vaughan Cemetery on Lick Creek. He was the son of Mrs. Mary A. Norton of Ashland and the late James S. Norton. He is survived by his mother; 5 sisters, Mrs. W. R. Endicott of Coldwater, MI, Mrs. C. H. Withers of Point Pleasant, WV, Mrs. E. P. Reed of Bluefield, VA, Mrs. Ella N. Rice of Ashland and Mrs. W. S. Prince of Roanoke, VA and 2 brothers, W. A. Norton of Flint, MI and J. W. Norton of Roanoke, VA. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1946

PACK, RHODE H.
Rhode H. Pack, 70, died at the home of  his daughter, Mrs. F. C. Daniels, Adams St., Louisa, at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday. He had lived in Louisa since 1941 and was formerly of Charley. He was the son of the late William and Liddie Meade Pack. His wife, Mary Ida, died Jul 5, 1941. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday morning from the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev W. W. Moore officiating. Burial will be made in Mary's Chapel. He is survived by 7 daughters: Mrs. Matt Hayes, Ashland, Mrs. F. C. Daniels of Louisa, Mrs. Ervin Scarberry of Ashland, Mrs. Mitchell Chandler of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Charley Lemaster of Red Jacket, WV, Mrs. Charley Cullums of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Richard Hayes of Plain City, OH; 1 son, Laudie J. Pack, of the Army; 2 sisters, Mrs. Andy Messer of Friendship, OH and Mrs. Harrison DeBoard of Portsmouth, OH and 1 brother, Henry Pack of Tannery, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1946

PANNELL,  Donald Thomas
Donald Thomas Pannell,  son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Pannell of Louisa, died at a local hospital at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning 19 hours after his birth. Funeral services were held at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Pine Hill Cemetery with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. He is survived by his parents, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pannell of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Harless of Kissler, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

PARSON, William H.
William H. Parson, 50, of Louisa route 2, Cherryville section, died in the Veterans hospital in Huntington Mar 14. Son of the late James and Mary Turk Parson, he was born and raised in Greenup, KY. He was a farmer and a veteran of WWI. The body was returned to his home Friday and funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Wallace cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Kentucky Perry Parson, 1 daughter and 4 sons, all at home. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1946

ROBINETT, William
William Robinett, 71, died at his home in Gallup on Mar 20 at 9:10 a.m. He was a farmer by occupation and had resided at Gallup for the past 15 years. Prior to that he lived at Blaine. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Methodist Church at Chapman with burial in the Peck Cemetery. Rev. Oscar Spears will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Stella Thompson Robinett,2 daughters, Mrs. Frank Brysacz of Akron, OH and Miss Marie Robinett, at home; 4 sons, Chester, M. B. and Milt all of Gallup and Homer of the U. S. Army in Japan and 5 brothers, Mont of Gallup, Cleve, Pete, Kelley and John, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1946

WARD, Sarah (McGinnis)
Mrs. Sarah Ward, 65, died at her home on route 2, Louisa, at 1:45 p.m. Mar 2. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Louise Brown McGinnis and the widow of the late Matt Ward. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the home and burial was made in the Ward Cemetery. She had been a  member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Leonard R. Wood of Huntington, Mrs. Walter Lady of Grand Rivers, KY and Mrs. J. F. Goble of Springfield, OH, 6 sons, McKinley of Van Lear, Ali of Louisa, route 2, George of Lexington, KY, and Hansford, Martin and Madison all at home and 2 brothers: Jim McGinnis and Blaine McGinnis both of Davella, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

WELLMAN, John B.
John B. Wellman, 67, died at his home on Big Hurricane Creek, route 1, Fort Gay, WV at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He had been married to Mrs. Sadie Akers Wellman for 42 years. The son of the late Michel and Nancy Billups Wellman, he had lived all of his life in the Big Hurricane community. The body was removed to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Sunday. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Beamer Wellman Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bradie Hoosier of Beaver, OH, Mrs. William Roy Hoosier of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Converse Webb of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Frank Burnette of Barberton, OH; 3 sons, Lett Wellman of Burbank, OH, Don Wellman of Fort Gay and Frank Wellman of Denver, CO and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Peters and Mrs. Bird Lycan both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1946

WELLMAN, King
King Wellman, 49, of Huntington died Thursday night, Feb 28 in the Veterans hospital there of a week's illness due to complication of disease. He was the son of the late William E. and Clara Lloyd Wellman of Fort Gay. He was born at Ft. Gay and lived there until 1925 when, shortly after his father's death, he moved to Huntington. He was employed by the Huntington Poultry Co. at the time of his fatal illness. He is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Maybelle Fielder of St. Louis, MO and a brother, Cullie Wellman of Huntington. A short service was conducted by Rev. Albert Milum at the graveside and interment made in the family cemetery Monday afternoon at Fairview, near Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

WICKER, John Martin
John Martin Wicker, 1 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wicker of Buchanan died in a local hospital Mar 2 following a 9 days illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the home of the parents in Buchanan. Burial was made in the Wicker Cemetery. He is survived by his parent, 2 sisters, Anna Belle and Rosella at home, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rell Moore of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1946

WILSON, Armintia (McClung)
Funeral services for Mrs. Armintia McClung Wilson, 77, were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson, a resident of Louisa for 58 years, died at her home at 11 p.m. Friday night following an illness with pneumonia and heart trouble for 10 days. Her husband, William F. Wilson preceded her in death Mar 16, 1941. The daughter of the late M. L. and Martha McClung, Mrs. Wilson came here from Greenbrier Co., WV and taught in the public schools here for 2 years. She has been a member of the Baptist Church since girlhood. Honorary pall bearers were member of the Bethany Sunday School Class of which she was a member and Dr. J. E. Carter. Active pall bearers were Comdr. Daryl S. McClung, Paul Copley, Dick Wilson, Claude Wilson, Carmie Wilson and Andy D. See. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. A. H. Owen of Huntington, WV and Mrs. E. R. Collins of Detroit, MI; 2 sons, L. M. (Red) Wilson of Orlando, FL and James Wilson of St. Albans, WV, 1 sister, Mrs. N. S. Slack of Handley, WV, 2 brothers, Dr. J. L. McClung of Huntington, WV and A. O. McClung of Kenova, WV; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1946

YOUNG, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Young, 3 1/2, died with pneumonia at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Perry Young of Jackson, OH, Thursday night Mar 7 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Baptist Church in Beaver, OH, with the Rev. Dennis Caldwell and the Rev. Robert McGraw officiating. She is survived by her parents, 1 sister, Mary Lou, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Britton Fraley of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Chloe Young of Houckville, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1946

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BRADLEY, Henry Hamilton
Henry Hamilton Bradley, 69, died at the home of his son at Busseyville at 9 a.m. Wednesday Mar 24. He had been in ill health for some time. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bradley of Louisa, route 1, he had spent most of his life around Busseyville. Funeral services were held from the Busseyville Church Thursday at 2 p.m. and burial was made in the Bradley Cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Mary Hughes Bradley, preceded him in death 5 years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dickie Adams of Smokey Valley; 1 son, Sol Bradley of Busseyville, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. V. Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Cardin Pridemore of Newark, AR and 2 brothers, Dave Bradley of Louisa, route 1 and Noll Bradley of Mansfield, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1946

DIAMOND, Emma (Simpson)
Mrs. Emma Diamond, 67, route 3, Louisa, died at her home at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Apr 12, following a serious illness of 4 days. She had been an invalid for the past 4 years. She was the daughter of George and Julia Wellman Simpson and the widow of the late Milton Diamond. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. W. w. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by 1 daughter, Miss Lucy Diamond, at home; 3 sons, Earl Diamond of Waverly, OH, Mirel and Beckham of Canton, OH; 1 grandson, Willard Cooksey; 2 sisters, Mrs. Luke Watkins of Middleport, OH and Mrs. John Hanner of McVey, KY and 2 brothers, George Simpson of Pleasant Hill, MO and Labe Simpson of Lancer, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1946

GARRED, Lee
1865-1946
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for Lee Garred, 81, prominent farmer and cattleman, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Louisa, route 1, Thursday evening. The services were held from his home with the Rev. Leslie M. Rogers and the Rev. William Burgess officiating. Burial was in made in the family cemetery. Mr. Garred had just returned from a visit to his children in Ashland and Morehead. He had planned to go to Canada next month on a fishing trip. Born Mar 28, 1865, the son of David A. and Nancy Dyer Garred, he became prominent in the Big Sandy Valley as a progressive farmer and livestock grower. He took an active part in civic matters and was a school trustee in his district for many years. Mr. Garred attended the University of Kentucky, was a member of the Louisa Rotary Club and the Methodist Church. He was married to Jennie Elam at Whitehouse, KY, Jul 19, 1893. She preceded in death Feb1, 1943. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Rice K. Braley and Mrs. Vernon Weathers of Ashland, Mrs. Lon Arrington of Louisa and Mrs. L. C. Richmond of Milton, WV, 4 sons, Dr. U. V. Garred, and Dr. M. D. Garred of Ashland, Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg and Dr. T. M. Garred of Morehead and 1 brother, U. A. Garred of New York City. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1946

KEATON, Judge James R.
Judge James R. Keaton, prominent Oklahoma lawyer and uncle of Mrs. K. F. Wooten of Louisa, died at his home in Oklahoma City Apr 3 of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Apr 6 at the First Presbyterian Church and burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Oklahoma City. Judge Keaton, a native of Carter Co., was a graduate of Lebanon University, Lebanon, OH and Georgetown University of Washington, D.C. He moved to the West in 1884 and had lived in Oklahoma since 1890. Active in political and civic affairs in his adopted state, he served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, President of to Oklahoma State Bar Association and member of its executive committee. He has been a leader in Oklahoma for 50 years and was admitted to its Hall of Fame in 1937. At the time of his death he was senior member of the law firm of Keaton, Wells and Johnston. He attended the Normal school here in Louise some 60 years ago and last visited Louisa in 1944. Big Sandy News, Apr 26,1946

MATHEWS, J.D.
J.D. Mathews, 71, died at his home near Wayne, WV at 4:30 p.m. Friday following an illness of 4 weeks. He had been in failing health for 2 years. He had lived near Wayne for the past 35 years. Prior to that he had lived at Stiltner, WV. A son of the late Harvey and Louisa Mathews, he was married to Letha Frances Adkins 49 years ago. He was a prosperous farmer. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday  afternoon from the home with the Revs. Merdith Dyer, Frank McKinster and H. V. Bennett officiating. Burial was made in the Elmwood Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Hollister of Fairmont, WV, and Mrs. Harry J. Halliday of Powell, OH and Mrs. Elmer Zabor of Cleveland, OH, 3 sons, C. L. and J. Clyde, both of Huntington and Rayburn of Wayne, 1 sister, Mrs. James A. Preston; 5 brothers, George, M. F. and Taylor of Quaker, WV, James F. of Stiltner, WV and C. w. of Huntington and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1946

McKINNON, Harry
Harry McKinnon, 48, of Richardson died Apr 2 in a Lexington, KY hospital. He was the son of the late A. J. McKinnon and Mrs. McKinnon of Blaine and was married to Ethel Fitzpatrick McKinnon. The body was returned here Apr 3 and was taken to the home of his mother at Blaine. Funeral services were held Apr 4 from the Christian Church at Blaine and interment was made in the Gambill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, mother, 3 daughters and 2 sons at home; 4 sisters, Miss Flora McKinnon of Blaine, Mrs. Hughie Kidd of Lexington, Mrs. Mart Fraley of Cynthiana, OH and Mrs. Charles Thompson of Blaine and 1 brother, Lon McKinnon of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1946

O'NEAL, Rachel Elizabeth
Miss Rachel Elizabeth O'Neal, 84, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ernest Nelson, near Busseyville on Louisa route 1 at 7 a.m. Sunday after an illness of 15 years. She had been an invalid for 2 years. Daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Woodruff O'Neal, she was born at Flag Springs, OH. She lived on route 1 for 64 years. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for the past 52 years. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Evergreen Church with the Rev. Glen Bishop of Fallsburg officiating. Burial was in the Bussey Cemetery at Busseyville. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Elwood Hutchinson of Louisa and Mrs. Harry Waxler of Prospect, OH and 1 brother, W. D. O'Neal of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1946

SPENCER, Otha Elizabeth (Berry)
Mrs. Otha Elizabeth Spencer, 58, wife of Rev. J. T. Spencer of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 8 a.m. Sunday. The daughter of Mrs. Mollie Berry and the late Buchanan Berry, she was born at Adams, KY. She was married in 1912. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since early childhood. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Christian Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Gentry Belcher of Prichard, WV and Miss Audrey Spencer, at home; 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Helen Coburn of Long Island, MY; 2 sons, John T. Spencer, Jr. and Leslie Spencer, both at home, her mother, Mrs. Mollie Berry, Fort Gay, route 1, and 1 brother, Hubert of Monaville, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1946

WILBUR, William Howard
William Howard Wilbur, 34, of Richardson was stuck and instantly killed by a C & O railway manifest freight train Thursday night Apr 11, near his home. It is reported that Wilbur was sitting on the track of the railway when he was struck. He was the son of Mrs. Walter W. Wilbur and the lat Walter W. Wilbur of Richardson. Funeral services were held Sunday Apr 14 at 10:30 a.m. from the home of his mother and burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his mother, 4 sons, Roger MacDonald and Jimmie Joe of Richardson, Billy and Jackie Dean of Van Lear and 1 sister, Mrs. Don Wallace of West Van Lear, KY. Mr. Wilbur, was a member of the W.O. Johnson Post, had recently been discharged from the Navy. Big Sandy News, Apr 19,1 946

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BRUMFIELD, S. T.
S. T. Brumfield, 72, died at his home on Fort Gay, route 1, on Tabors Creek at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday following a 3 weeks' illness. He had been an employee of the Laval Sand Company for the past 20 years and had lived on Tabors Creek for the past 16 years, moving there from Lavalette, WV. He was a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Audra Lester officiating. Burial was in the Brumfield Cemetery at Shoals, WV. He is survived by his widow, Ellen Bench Brumfield, 3 daughters, Mrs. E. R. McGuire of Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Robert Britt of Fort Gay, route 1 and Mrs. Odis Reynolds of Broken Bow, OK; 1 son, V. E. Brumfield of Fort Gay; 1 sister, Mrs. Bill Atkins of Shoals, WV and 1 half-brother, French Brumfield, of Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1946

CARTER, Milton Ernest (Ern)
Milton Ernest (Ern) Carter, 44, lifelong resident of Louisa, died suddenly at 11:45 a.m. Saturday May 4, in Louisville. Mr. Carter, who was connected with Carter's Department Store, was the son of the late George J. and Lula Lakin Carter and was born at Yatesville. Three years ago he was married to Miss Ada Griffith. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday May 7 from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. The body lay in state from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Interment was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, Robert Ernest, 3 sisters, Mrs. C. T. Stewart, of Louisa, Mrs. J. W. Ottley of Chattanooga, TN, and Mrs. M. B. Vaughan of Henderson, KY, and 3 brothers, Dan G. Carter of Elyria, OH, Dr. J. G. Carter of Augusta, KY and George J. Carter of Fort Gay, WV. Pall bearers were Ed Land, Jake Jordan, Jesse Cyrus, C. K. Vantilburg, Russell Wooten and Charles Wooten. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1946

HAY, William Henry
W. H. Hay, 57, died at his home at Martha at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He had had an operation for ulcers of the stomach 5 weeks ago. He was removed to his home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and died shortly after reaching home. Son of the late Martin and Dorcas Dials Hay, he was born near Blaine, KY and lived there during his childhood. He lived in Louisa 5 years and had lived at Martha for the past 28 years. He was married to Pearlie Phillips 36 years ago and has been a pumper for the Ashland Refineries for the past 27 years. He had been a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for the past 24 years. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Wednesday morning from the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church on Blaine. He is survived by his widow, 5 daughters, Mrs. Cluie Holbrook of South Shore, KY, Mrs. Fred Walden of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Johnnie McGuire and Mrs. Delmer Fyffe , both of Blaine, and Miss Elouise Hay, at home, 3 sons, Estill Hay of South Shore, KY, Eugene Hay and Clayton Hay both of Martha, and 1 brother, Felix Hay of South Solon, OH. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1946

JOBE, Cannie
1875-1946
Funeral services for Mrs. Cannie Jobe of Louisa, route 3, Twin Branch section, who died at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday May 25, at the Jobe Cemetery with the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Mrs. Jobe was born in 1875. She was the widow of Smith Jobe. the daughter of the late Berry Patterson Dalton, she was born in Lawrence Co., OH. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Cecil Adams, of Midland, PA, 2 sons, Leo Jobe of Lietchfield, KY and Charles L. Jobe of Midland, PA, and 1 sister, Mrs. Ethel Chaffins of Monaville, WV. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1946

JORDAN, John J.
John J. Jordan, 64, formerly of Martin, KY, who had moved to Louisa 4 weeks ago, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in a Huntington hospital where he had been taken 6 days before his death. He was the son of the late Waldeck and Fannie Savage Jordan and was the husband of Mrs. Katherine Cooksey Jordan. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Glenn Bishop and the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The Prestonsburg Odd Fellows Lodge No. 293 of which he was a member held their ritual at the grave. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. G. w. Merrett of Wayland, Mrs. James O. Watson of McRoberts, Mrs. Gorman Collins of Lackey, and Miss nNorma Jean Jordan of Jenkins; 5 sons, J. J. of Louisa, Paul Jackson of Wayland, Waldeck of Christiansburg, VA, William O. of McRoberts, and Don E., a Pvt in the Marines stationed in California; 3 sisters, Mrs. L. E. Cooksey of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Alva Short of Ashland, and Mrs. Richard Townsent of Kingsport, IN, 1 brother, J. H. Jordan of Fallsburg, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1946

JUSTICE, Myrtle Lucille (Parsley)
Mrs. Myrtle Lucille Justice, 25, died in a Huntington hospital at 2:40 p.m. Sunday. She had been in ill health for 2 years and had been hospitalized for the past 7 weeks. The daughter of the late Sherman Parsley and Mrs. M. F. Wallace of Louisa, route 2, she was married 7 years ago to Bill Justice of Louisa. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past year. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. The body was then taken to the home of her mother where a short service was held at 10:30 Wednesday morning. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Wallace of Louisa, route 2, 1 daughter, Janna Ealine Justice at home, 1 son, John Millard Justice, at home; 6 sisters, Mrs. William Gilpin of Huntington, Miss Blanche Parsley of Louisa, Mrs. S. B. Maynard of Louisa, Mrs. Aubrey Beverly of Charlottsville, VA, Miss Wanda Jean Wallace and Miss Betty Lou Wallace, both of Louisa, 3 brothers, W. R. Parsley of Kermit, Oscar J. Parsley of Fort Gay and B. C. Parsley of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1946

MAYNARD, Lige,
Lige Maynard, 76, died at his home in Fort Gay at 7 a.m. Sunday. He had lived in Fort Gay for the past 7 years. Prior to that he had lived in Huntington, WV. Son of the late Charles and Lilda Cassidy Maynard, he was married to Georgia Mathis 56 years ago. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for the past year. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Stiltner Baptist Church, Stiltner, WV. with the Revs. Fisher Fry, A. b. Milum and McComas officiating. Burial was in the Fry Cemetery near Stiltner. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. William Clark of Stiltner and Mrs. Dewey pack of Louisa, 1 son, Charles Maynard of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Todd Finley and Mrs. Allen Marcum of Dunlow, WV, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 24, 1946

MEADE, Thomas
Thomas Meade, 51, died at his home at 902 Sycamore St. in Louisa at 7:20 a.m. Friday following an illness of 3 months. His wife, Stella Castle Meade, preceded him in death on Feb 3, 1943. Son of the late Henry and Ellen McClure Meade, he was an electrician by trade. He had lived in Louisa for the past 14 years. Prior to that time he had lived at Whitehouse, KY. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday from the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Interment was in the Wellman Cemetery at Walbridge, KY. The W. O. Johnson Post #89 of the America Legion held rites at the grave. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Norman Cole of Toledo, OH, Mrs. Edgar Newsome  and Mrs. Robert Keller, both of Louisa, 3 sons, Thomas Meade, Jr., Eugene and Ronald Meade, all of Louisa; 1 sister, Mrs. Ollie Fraley of Wayland, KY, and 4 brothers, Robert Meade of Whitehouse, KY, Melvin of Wayland, KY, Luther of West Virginia and Frank of Bypro, KY. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1946

MULLETT, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Mullett, 3, died in a Huntington hospital at 6 p.m. Wednesday Apr 24 following a 2 day illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday Apr 27, from the Community Church at Salt Petre, WV with the Rev. George Mincehouse of Buchanan, KY officiating. Interment was in the Lynch Cemetery. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Journal Mullett of Salt Petre, WV, her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pope of Columbus, OH; 1 sister, Nolda Roberts, at home, 1 half-sister, Marcia Ann, at home and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wid Mullett and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hylton all of Salt Petre. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1946

PACK, Fred
Police Chief Hugh Maddy, 46, in a brief appearance before County Judge L. F. Wellman Monday waived to the grand jury on a charge of wilful murder in the slaying of Fred Pack, his assistant, and was released on $12,000 bond which was signed by a number of prominent residents of the county. Pack was killed instantly shortly after 12:30 noon last Thursday by several bullets as he entered a doorway leading to the kitchen of the Hamburger Inn. Five out of six bullets fired by Maddy entered Pack's body. Maddy surrendered immediately to Sheriff Proctor Fyffe and was taken to the county jail by E. T. Webb, deputy sheriff, where he remained until his release. At a coroner's jury inquest held Friday, with Coroner Henry Young presiding, only 2 witnesses to the shooting were heard and each gave a different version.

Charles Hanners of the Point section who was having lunch at the Inn at the time of the shooting, told the jury that Pack and Maddy had been talking a short time in the kitchen. Pack then went outside the Inn for a few minutes and upon returning, drew a cup of coffee from the coffee urn. After he had drunk the coffee he started into the kitchen. The next moment Hanners heard the shots. He testified that Pack's hands were free at his sides as he entered the kitchen.  Mrs. Vivian Adams, the other witness and an employee of the Inn, stated that Pack and Maddy had talked in the kitchen while Maddy was eating his lunch. She testified that Pack had made two trips to the kitchen to the water cooler and  on the last trip she heard Maddy ask Pack, "Fred, let's forget all this". She quoted Pack as saying "No." adding that one of them would go out of office when the city council met Thursday night.

Pack according to Mrs. Adams, then went into the dining room of the Inn and Maddy told one of the waitresses to call Mayor Britton. there was considerable noise in the Inn so Mrs. Adams began to close the door between the dining room and the kitchen just as Pack started into the kitchen. Mrs. Adams testified that as pack approached the door, he reached for his pocket where upon Maddy fired the fatal shots. The jury was composed of E. C. Skaggs, George Al Thompson, Om Wilson, Raish Blankenship, Bax Shortridge and
Clyde Moore. Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Burchett and County Attorney W. D. Sparks have employed Eldred E. Adams of Louisa as a special assistant for the  prosecution if Maddy is indicted by the June grand jury. C. F. See and K. C. Elswick will defend Maddy.

Funeral services for Fred pack, 53, who had lived most of his life in Louisa, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa with Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Crabtree Cemetery near Louisa. The son of the late Columbus and Lizzie Robinett Pack, he was born on Georges Creek. He had been a police officer for the past 8 years. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Newsome Pack, to whom he had been married for 27 years; 1 son, Bill Pack of Adla, OH, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl Whitt and Mrs. Dockie Jones both of Louisa, and a half brother, Ed Miller, address unknown. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1946

PRICE, Lola Gay
Lola Gay Price, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Price of Williamson, WV, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. following an illness of 4 weeks. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Church 5 miles from Fort Gay. Burial was made in the Trent Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, William Hubert and Glen Edward, both at home and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price of Fort Gay, route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Artrip, Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1946

SKAGGS, Jeremiah
Jeremiah Skaggs, 70, died suddenly at his home at Skaggs at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, following a heart attack. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Lester Skaggs, he was a farmer by occupation. He had been a member of the Mormon Church for the past 38 years. Funeral services were held Saturday from the family cemetery at Terryville with President Graham H. Doxey of Louisville officiating. He is survived by his wife, Florence H. Skaggs, 4 daughters, Mrs. Cam Lemaster of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. James Certain of Mazie, Mrs. Lunda Barker of Martha and Mrs. George Gillem of Keaton; 5 sons, Oscar of Portsmouth, OH, Tharlie of Pittsburg, PA, Noah and Ben of Columbus, OH and C. B. of Skaggs, 3 step daughters, Mrs. Wilson Skaggs of Sandy Hook, Mrs. Henry McKenzie of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Hunter Skaggs of Terryville; 1 sister, Mrs. Mosey Fannin of Salmon, ID; 4 brothers, Harve of Terryville, Henderson of Martha, Harmon of Terryville and Rufus of Garrison, KY and 65 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1946

SMITH, Anna (Roberts)
Mrs. Anna Roberts Smith, 66, died at a Louisa hospital at 5 p.m. Sunday following an illness of 2 weeks. She had been married to Dock M. Smith of Louisa, route 4, in the Catt section, for the past 47 years. Daughter of the late W. O. B. and Susan Walker Roberts, she had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Baker Chapel on Catt with the Rev. D. A. Hewlett of Fallsburg officiating. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Holbrook of Carroll, OH, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams at home; 6 sons, Jay of Louisa, route 4, Bert of Fallsburg, Ted and Randle at home, Fred of Columbus and Ed of Glenwood; 1 sister, Mrs. Charlie Webb of Webbville, 3 brothers, Eli Roberts of Coalwood, WV, Bill Roberts of Webbville and Eph Roberts of Detroit, and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1946

STEPHENS, Henry
Funeral services for Henry Stephens, 48, who died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Apr 25, following an illness of 9 months, were held from the home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr 27, with the Rev. Emerson Collier of Martha officiating. Son of the late James and Lydia Carey Stephens, he was born in Elliott County and had lived in Lawrence County for the past 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Annie Gill Stephens; 5 daughters, Audie Mae Stephens, Mary Lyda Stephens, Esta Merl Stephens, Lollie Edna Stephens and Carrie Elizabeth Stephens, all at home; 2 sons, Isaac Stephens and James R. Stephens both at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Roy Porter of Dobbins, KY, Mrs. Elige Keaton, Mrs. George Knipp and Miss Ida Stephens, all of Green, KY, and 2 brothers, Isaac Stephens of Blaine and Arlie Stephens of Green, KY. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1946

THOMPSON, Jennie (Thompson)
Mrs. Jennie B. Thompson, 66, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Owen Frazier, Wooster, OH, route 5, at 1:50 a.m. Saturday. She had been living with Mrs. Frazier for the past 8 months. Prior to that she lived on Fort Gay, route 1, in the Mill Creek section. She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Marcum Thompson and was the widow of George Thompson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Owen Frazier cemetery on Mill Creek. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Owen Frazier and Mrs. Willie E. Boyes, both of Wooster, OH and 1 brother, T. H. Thompson, Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1946

VANHOOSE, Charley
1876-1946
Funeral services were held at the VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse, KY at 10 a.m. Saturday May 4 for Charley VanHoose, 69, who died in a Lexington hospital at 11 p.m. Apr 30. Son of the late Wallace and Julia Fannin VanHoose, he had resided in Lexington for the past 11 years, moving there from Whitehouse. He had retired 25 years ago from his occupation as coal miner. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Dowl Quillin of Ceco, KY, Mrs. Ora Ward, of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Dennis Cook of Patrick, KY and Miss Pearl VanHoose of Kenova, WV; 5 sons, Clyde and Isom of Ceco and Willie, Claude and Jess all of Kenova. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1946

WELLMAN, Blen
Blen Wellman, 15, of Columbus, OH, died suddenly at the home of his uncle, Joe Rose, Louisa, route 1, where he had been visiting 11 days at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. He was the son of Herbert and Dorothy Miller Wellman of Columbus, formerly of Adams. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Rose home. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery near the home. He is survived by his parents, 4 sisters, Fayetta, Mildred, Annette, and Beverly, all at home, and 5 brothers, Ishmael of Mansfield, OH, and Jimmy, Charles, Larry and Michael, all at home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1946

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JUNE

GUSSLER, Ugil Ethel (Wellman)
Mrs. Ugil Ethel Gussler, 45, passed away at her home at Adams at 10 p.m. Wednesday. She had been ill for 2 years. Daughter of the late Sanders and Narcissus Bradley Wellman and the wife of Freeland Gussler of Adams, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 8 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Carter Chapel Church with the Revs. Gallie Isaac and Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be made in the Carter Chapel Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Freeland Gussler; 4 daughters, Vickie Louise, Ruth Ernestine, Mary Ethel and Narcissus; 3 sons, Richard, Willie Ray and Donald George, all at home. At the same time of her funeral there will be memorial services held for Pvt. Milton Morgan Gussler, her son, who was killed in Italy Jul 15, 1944. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1946

HOLTON, Mondane (McKinster)
Mrs. Mondane Holton, 54, died at her home in Blaine at 11:15 p.m. Sunday. She had been in ill health for the past 2 years and bedfast for the past 8 months. Daughter of the late Mrs. Maggie Chaffins Moore of Blaine and the late Billie McKinster of Adams, she was the wife of James Asbery Holton. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Blaine with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Saunders Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Raymond Butler of Blaine, her mother, Mrs. Mattie Chaffins Moore of Blaine, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane Meade of Pittsburg, PA and Mrs. Rube Moore of Adams, and 1 brother, Hansel McKinster of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1946

JORDAN, Clifford Ray
Clifford Ray Jordan, 16 day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Jordan of Salt Petre, WV died Jun 2 at 3:30 a.m. following a 2 day illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon from the Salt Petre Church. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, Victoria and Mary Louisa, both at home and 1 brother, James Harvey, at home. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1946

LESTER, Dixie Pauline (Dean)
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday for Mrs. Dixie Pauline Lester, 36, who died at her home on route 1, Fort Gay at 3:30 a.m. Friday. Services were held at the Greenbrier Baptist Church and burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. Mrs. Lester had been a member of the church for the past 9 years. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean of Dunlow, WV, she had been married to Ralph Lester for the past 10 years. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Wilma June, 1 son, Ralph Curtis and 1 half-brother, James Copley of Dunlow. big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1946

MAYNARD, Julia (Burgess)
Mrs. Julia Burgess Maynard, 62, wife of John Maynard, died at her home on Georges Creek at 4:40 a.m. June 1. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George T. Burgess and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. German Walters officiating. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Millard Vance of Franklin Furnace, OH, 3 brothers, Sam Burgess of Cliffe, KY, George Wesley Burgess of Flint, MI and Eded Burgess of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1946

MCKENZIE, Maggie
Evidence shows bullet wound was accidentally inflicted by brother
Miss Maggie McKenzie, 29, died at two o'clock Monday afternoon from a bullet wound accidentally inflicted by her brother, Merida B. McKenzie, 13, on Rove Creek near Buchanan. A coroner's inquest was held at the home Monday evening. A Coroner's jury composed of four men and two women recommended further investigation be made for lack of evidence at the time. An investigation was made Tuesday morning and several witnesses were heard; by the coroner; Dr. Henry S. Young, and sheriff Proctor Fyffe. All evidence showed that the shooting was accidental. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Hood and Elizabeth Blankenship McKenzie of Buchanan; four sisters, Mrs. Tom Horton and Mrs. Ward Thompson both of Buchanan, and Misses Gertrude and Jane McKenzie, both at home; and six brothers, Frank, Jesse, Jasper, Eli, Bill and Merida B. all at home. The Big Sandy News, Friday, June 21, 1946

RAYBURN, Roy Marvin
Funeral services for Roy Marvin Rayburn, 28, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rayburn of Prichard, WV, route 1 at 7:30  p.m. Thursday, May 30 were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with interment in the Christian Cemetery on Hurricane. Mr. Rayburn had been an invalid for the past 16 years. He is survived by his parents, 6 sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Foster, Mrs. Charley Stevens, Miss Bernice Rayburn, all of Huntington, Mrs. Fred Henson of Fort Gay and Mrs. George Belcher and Mrs. Edward Diers, both of Prichard and 4 brothers, Fred Rayburn of Huntington, Woodrow Rayburn of Prichard, Clyde Christian of Portsmouth, OH, and Homer Christian of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1946

WILCOX, Gavit
Gavit Wilcox, 88, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home on Chadwick's Creek after an illness of 3 weeks. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of John L. and Louvisa Brown Wilcox, but had spent practically his entire lifetime in Boyd County. His wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Robinette, died several years ago. Surviving are 1 son, Estil Wilcox, Armstrong Springs, AR, 3 daughters, Mrs. Andy Scott, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Delbert Nunley, Portsmouth, VA, and Miss Catherine Wilcox of Ashland, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1946

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JULY

ADKINS, William
William Adkins, 44 years old, passed away at his home on route 3, Louisa, Twin Branch section, Jun 30 at 6:20 a.m. following an illness of 1 month. He was the son of the late Jess and Rebecca Whittley Adkins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Log Church at Twin Branch with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Adkins Cemetery. He is survived by 2 sisters, Miss Hester Adkins of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Martha Jordan of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1946

ALLEN, Rebva Louise (Perry)
Mrs. Rebva Louise Allen, and infant daughter, of Cherryville passed away at a local hospital Friday, Jul 5. Mrs. Allen was 37 years old, the wife of William H. Allen and daughter of Oak and Rachel Marcum Perry of route 2, Louisa. The bodies were removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Allen of route 2, Louisa. Funeral services were held from their home Monday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Wallace cemetery at Donithan. The are survived by the husband and father, 4 daughters, Opal Geraldine, Rachel Mae, Connie Aline and Dolley Louisa; 3 sons, Bill Rex, Charles E. and Robert Daniel; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oak Perry, 3 sisters, Mrs. William H. Parson, Mrs. Lindsey Bell and Miss Alice Perry all of route 2, Louisa, 5 brothers, James Perry of Clifford, KY, Bill Perry of Patrick, Beck, Sam and Foster Perry all of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1946

BERRY, Jackie Clay
Jackie Clay Berry infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Manley J. Berry passed away at a local hospital Monday evening at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Irad. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manley J. Berry. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1946

BILLUPS, John Jewell
1898-1946
John Jewell Billups, 48, former mayor of Ceredo and for 27 years assistant cashier of the Ceredo National Bank died last Thursday at his home in Ceredo after a long illness. His condition had been considered all but hopeless in recent weeks. He was born at Prichard, WV, on Jul 12, 1898, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Billups. On Aug 31, 1927, he was married to the former Miss Corrine Gabhert who survives. Mr. Billups became associated with the Ceredo Bank in 1919, later becoming assistant cashier which position he held until ill health forced him to retire last month. He served as mayor of Ceredo for 5 years i n1940-46 and had previously been treasurer of the town for a number of years. Surviving are the widow, 1 son, J. J. Billups, twin daughters, Lou Ellen and Ruth Helen Billups, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert Rayborn and Mrs. Consie Lycans, Jr., of Prichard, 2 brothers, Everett Billups of Prichard and Paul B. Billups of Elkins, WV, a  sister-in-law, Miss Gladys Gebhert, who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Billups. Big Sandy News, Jul 19,1 946

BRANHAM, J. T.
J. T. Branham, 73 years old, passed away at his home at 319 Clay St., Tuesday at 3:45 a.m. after an illness of 16 months. Mr. Branham was a retied farmer and monument dealer. He had operated the Louisa Monument Company for 32 years. He was born in Pike Co., KY, son of the late James and Elizabeth Tackett Branham. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by 2 sons, N. G. Branham of Louisa and A. J. (Buck) Branham of Pikeville, a sister, Mrs. Herbert Lee of Coal Run, KY. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946

CARTER, Joe
Joe Carter, 77 years old, passed away at his home at 1812 45th St., in Ashland, Monday at 1 a.m. He has lived in Ashland for the past 4 years and prior to this he lived on route 3, Louisa, in the Five Fork section. He was born near Louisa the son of the late Pinky and Elizabeth Corburn Carter. He had been a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church. He was married to Lilly Richard Carter, 54 years ago. His remains were brought here by the Curtright Funeral Home and taken back to his home Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel of Five Forks and interment was made in the Carter Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Lilly Richard Carter; 7 daughters, Mrs. Ben Church of Ashland, Mrs. Riley Spillman of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. William Warden of Bralhalm,WV, Mrs. Mart Church of Ashland, Misses Cora, Martha and Mary Carter at home; 4 sons, Henry Carter and Clarence L. Carter both of Ashland, Ira Carter of Catlettsburg, and Elmer Carter of Circleville, OH, 43 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946

ELDERMAN, Andrew
Services for 65 year old Andrew Elderman, a native of Lawrence County, who was found dead at his home in Ironton by his sister late Wednesday afternoon of last week were held at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton, Friday with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Elderman, who was employed as a desk clerk at the Marting Hotel for 4 years before retiring last year because of ill health, was the son of the late Henry and Rebecca Hale Elderman. His wife, Caroline, preceded him in death. Surviving are his sister, Thelma, a niece, Monnie Hayes, Louisa and a nephew, Eugene Elderman of New York City. Big Sandy News, Jul 16, 1946

GRAVES, Esta Louise (Hensley)
Mrs. Esta Louise Graves of Georges Creek, wife of John Henderson Graves passed away at a Prestonsburg hospital, Tuesday, Jul 16 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Graves was 22 years old, daughter of Eugene and Leona Miller Hensley of Louisa route 2. The body was brought to the home of her parents on route 2, Louisa, Wednesday Jul 17. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Burial will be made in the Wallace Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, mother and father, 3 sisters, Mrs. Curtis Williams, route 2, Louisa, Miss Faye and Nellie Hensley at home, 3 brothers, Cecil Hensley of route 2, Chester Paul Hensley of Roscoe, CA and Eugene Hensley, Jr. of Michigan City, IN. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1946 (Note Big Sandy News had the last name as GRAYES, but it should have been GRAVES)

HAYES, Cora
Mrs. Cora Hayes, 52, wife of Linzie Hayes, 2109 Thomas Street, died at 6:25 a.m. today in the King's Daughters' Hospital following an illness of nine days. Mrs. Hayes, a member of the Thirty-ninth Street United Baptist Church was born December 21, 1893 in Lawrence Co., KY, a daughter of John and Corilda Hayes, both natives of Lawrence County. The body was removed from the Lazear Funeral Home to the residence at 3 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Surviving are the husband, three sons, Robert E. and Charles D. Hayes, Ashland; George Allen Hayes, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Small, Ashland and Mary Elizabeth Hayes, at home; two brothers, Lee and John Hayes, Louisa, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Hudson and Mrs. Sue Cheek, Louisa and a grandson, Charles D. Hayes, Jr. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1946

HAYES, Priescilla (Moore)
Prescilla Moore Hayes, 75, of Georges Creek, passed away at the home of her son, Harrison Hayes, Tuesday at 2 a. m. after an illness of 5 years. Daughter of the late David and Louana Berry Moore, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 63 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bell's Chapel on Georges Creek. Burial will be made in the family cemetery. Survived by her husband, William Hayes, 3 daughters, Mrs. George Bryant of Wilbur, Mrs. Arthur Adams of Louisa, route 1, and Mrs. Edward Castle of Urbana, OH; 8 sons, Rev. D. L. Hayes of Columbus, Charley Hayes of Georges Creek, Zeal Hayes of Adams, Gus Hayes of Paintsville, Matt Hayes of Ashland, Carl, L. B. and Farris Hayes, all of Louisa route 1; 3 brothers, H. K. Moore and Buck Moore both of Louisa and Dora Moore of Lancaster, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1946

HILL, Grace (Marcum)
Mrs. Grace Marcum Hill, 3170 Oakland Ave., Catlettsburg, widow of Rev. C. C. Hill, died Sunday night in the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hill had been a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 27 years. She was born in Lawrence Co., KY and was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church and for many years was  a church organist. She was a daughter of the late William and Eunice Cox Marcum. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. O. P. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. A. P. Keyser, retired Methodist minister officiating. Burial was made in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV. Surviving are a brother, H. B. Marcum, Chicago, IL, and 3 sisters, Mrs. W. D. O'Neal and Miss Edith Marcum of Catlettsburg and Mrs. L. g. Bryner of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946

MALATESTA, Emma Victora (Austin)
Mrs. Emma Victora Malatesta, 68 years old, passed away at her home in Mt. Vernon, NY, Sunday afternoon, where she had lived for the past 37 years. Prior to this she lived at Fallsburg. She was a daughter of the late Henry C and Mary Thomas Austin. Her husband, A. C. Malatesta, preceded her in death 7 years ago. She had been a member of the Methodist church for 45 years. The remains arrived in Louisa Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, with the Rev. Dave Hulette officiating. She is survived by a1 daughter, Mrs. Emma Lena Lawrence and 1 son, John B. Malatesta, both of Mt. Vernon, NY, 2 sisters, Mrs. William Layne and Mrs. Mary French, both of route 4, Louisa, 4 brothers, Wyle Austin of route 4, Louisa, Jim and John C. Austin both of Fallsburg and Floyd Austin of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946

MCCOWAN, T. F.
T. F. McCowan, 77 years old, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Ratcliff of Wolfpit, KY, Jul 4 at 7:45 p.m. He formerly lived in Louisa and Montgomery, WV. His wife, Mimmie McCowan passed away in 1934. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home, Friday Jul 5 and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luther Haywood, near Louisa, Saturday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Moore Chapel and interment was made in the Cox Cemetery on Lick Creek with the Rev. William Burgess officiating. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Luther Haywood, Mrs. Andy Shannon, and Miss Stella McCowan all of Louisa and Mrs. Raymond Ratcliff of Wolfpit, KY, 1 brother, Lee McCowan of Ashland and 2 sisters, Mrs. John B. Thompson of Huntington and Mrs. Green Berry of Point Pleasant, WV. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1946

MCGUIRE, Ida (Lauderback)
Mrs. Ida McGuire, 77 years old, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John B. Burton of Louisa, Monday at 10:45 p.m. where she had resided for the past 7 months. Mrs. McGuire formerly lived at Flatwoods, KY. Born and reared at Jackson, OH, daughter of the late William and Nannie Hessler Lauderback, she had been a member of the Methodist Church since girlhood. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Christian Church with the Revs. Ned Reneau and William W. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Lafe McGuire, to whom she had been married for 52 years, 1 daughter, Mrs. John B. Burton of Louisa, 1 sister, Mrs. C. H. Crowder of Portsmouth, OH, 1 brother, Lon Lauderback of Yeager, WV and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1946

MUNCY, John H.
John H. Muncy, 77 years old passed away at his home on route 3, Louisa, Monday evening at 10:42 p.m. after an illness of 1 year. Married to Lillian Bell Bradley 25 years ago, he was the son of the late Adison Wade and Martha Virginia Hutchinson Muncy. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Muncy Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, 3 sisters, Mrs. Milt Pickrell of route 1, Louisa, Miss Emma and Miss Ida Muncy of route 3, Louisa, 2 brothers, W. O. Muncy of route 3, Louisa and E. W. Muncy of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1946

RUDD, Ballard
Ballard Rudd, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rudd of Thornton, KY, was fatally injured near his home last Saturday night at 10 p.m. when he crossed a bridge enroute home on a motorcycle that he had purchased that morning.  According to the information we received the wheels of the machine went into a hole in the bridge, throwing young Rudd over into the river. He lived until Tuesday afternoon, never regaining consciousness. He was an ex-serviceman having spent 37 months in over-seas duty and was discharged 9 months ago. Mrs. Walter L. Hooper, wife of the superintendent of the Freewill Baptist Orphans' home near Louisa, is a sister of young Rudd. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1946

SCARBERRY, Belle (Robinette)
Mrs. Belle Robinette Scarberry 72, of Charley, KY, passed away Saturday at the home of her son, Claude Scarberry, 4023 Washington St. She had been ill for the past 7 months. She had been married to J. S. Scarberry for the past 56 years. The remains was taken to Charley where funeral services were held Monday, the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. J. c. Mann of Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Shirley Miller of Charley, KY and Mrs. A. L. Swann of Oak Hill, OH, 5 sons, Noah of Columbus, Lon of Flatwoods, Irvin and Claude of Ashland and J. J. of Charley, KY; 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1946

WALDECK, George D.
1889-1946
We take the following from the Jul 18th issue of the "Rhode Island Pendulum", published at East Greenwich:
George D. Waldeck, 57, of South County Trail, died Sunday, Jul 14 at his home following a long illness. He had been employed for the past several years as a salesman for "Snap On Tools" and was well known throughout this section, He was a steward of the East Greenwich Methodist Church and a member of King Solomon Lodge F & AM, armory and Evelyn Rebekah Lodges, IOOF, all of East Greenwich. Mr. Waldeck was born in Louisa, KY, Jun 30, 1889, a son of Mrs. Hannah (Justice) Waldeck and the late Nicholas D. Waldeck. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lydia B. (Tibbets) Waldeck; 4 sons, George H. of Allenton, Nicholas D. and James L. of East Greenwich and William S. Waldeck of West Warwick. Three daughters also survive, Mrs. Arthur Hart of South County Grail, Mrs. Ruth Cloutier of Apponaug and Mrs. Wendell Hadley of East Blackstone, Mass., 21 grandchildren, his mother, whose home is in Hampton, VA; 3 brothers, John Waldeck, Portsmouth, OH, Jas. Waldeck of Hampton, VA and Charles Waldeck of Louisa, KY and a sister, Mrs. Matt Meek of Little Rock, AR. Funeral services which were largely attended were held Wednesday Jul 17 in the Methodist Church. Delegations were present from the Masonic order, the Odd Fellows and Evelyn Rebekah Lodge and Rev. G. Albin Dahlquist conducted the services. Mrs. Dahlquist was the organist. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery where Masonic ritual was carried out by member of King Solomon's Lodge under the direction of Joseph Reise, Jr. the worshipful master. The bearers were Frank Clouter, Malcolm L. MacInnes, Eric Swanson, Warren A. Eddy, Arnol W. Wilson and John A. Carlin. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946

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BELLOMY, Roscoe
Roscoe M. Bellomy, 80, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jim Jordan, of Zelda, Wednesday Aug 15, at 7 p.m. after a 2 month illness. Mr. Bellomy, a retired blacksmith and formerly of Fort Gay, WV was the son of the late Levi and Sophia Strother Bellomy. He was born and reared near Prichard, WV and was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Jim Jordan, of Fort Gay, 3 sons, M. K. Bellomy and Anthony Bellomy both of Fort Gay and Arnold Bellomy of Wadsworth, OH. Funeral services were conducted last Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church and burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1946

BURCHETT, Minerva (McComas)
Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Burchett, 82, widow of the late Carl Burchett, who died at the home of her brother, J. C. McComis in Ashland, Aug 17, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church here. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until the funeral hour. The Rev. S. J. Ball, Pastor of the Methodist Church officiated at the service and burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery. She is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Roberts, Ashland, Mrs. Mollie Sparks, Olive Hill, and Mrs. Isabel Ball of Greenup and 2 brothers, John McComis, Ironton and J. F. McComis of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1946

BURNS, Rolland T.
Motor Machinist Mate 1-c Rolland T. Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burns of Buchanan, was reported "missing in action" by the U. S. Navy officials in November, 1944, and whose death was confirmed by the Navy in December 1945. Announcement of the message confirming Burns' death has been withheld since December because of illness in the family. Burns lost his life as a member of the crew on the U. S. Submarine,
"Shark, 2nd", which was sunk by Japanese aircraft in October 1944. The following information concerning the loss of the "Shark, 2nd" has been forwarded to Burns' family by Navy officials.
"Joining the Seadragon and Blackfish at Pearl Harbor, the Second Shark left that place on 23 September 1944 and proceeded to Saipan. The three vessels left the latter island on October, to conduct coordinated patrol in the vicinity of Luzon Strait. Commander Blakely had command of this coordinated attack group. On October the Shark reported having contacted 4 large enemy vessels. She still had her full load of torpedoes aboard, but had not made an attack. The Shark addressed further message to bases, but on October 24, the Seadragon received a message from her stating that she had made radar contact with a single freighter, and that she was going to attack. This was the last message received from the Shark, However, on 13 November 1944, a dispatch originated by Commander Naval Unit, Fourteenth Air Force, stated that a Japanese ship was en route from Manila to Japan with 1800 American prisoners of war had been sunk on 24 October 1944 by an American submarine in a torpedo attack, since the Shark had given the Seadragon a contact report only a few hours before the sinking, and could not be raised by radio after it, it can only be assumed that the Shark made the attack described and perished during or after it. On the Shark's first patrol she had been credited with sinking 4 ships totaling 32, 200 tons and damaging one ship of 4,300 tons and rescued 2 aviators. Machinist Mate Burns entered the service in February 1940, and had received the Navy's "3-Star Citation''. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, Wallace and Douglas Burns of Buchanan and 2 sisters, Mrs. Hal Smith, Jr. and Mrs. Alec Fry both of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1946

BURTON, G. V.
G. V. Burton, 77, prominent farmer and merchant, died Monday at 11 a.m. at his home at Blaine, KY after an illness of 8 years. Mr. Burton, who had been a member of the Christian Church of Blaine for 53 years, was a son of the late Mack and Christine Davis Burton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church at Blaine with the Rev. R. M. Reader of Tollesboro, KY officiating. Burial will be in the Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emma Swetnam Burton, 1 son, H. B. Burton of Blaine, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charlie Palmer, West Jefferson, OH, and Mrs. R. S. Chaffins, Louisa, 2 grandsons and 1 great grandson. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1946

CLEVENGER, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M. Clevenger, 69, who had resided in Warfield, KY for the past 20 years, passed away in the Huntington Memorial Hospital on Aug 3. She leaves 1 daughter, Mrs. Sherman Hobbs and 1 son, Oscar Clevenger, both of Warfield and 1 brother, A. M. Payne of Louisa, Mr. Clevenger passed away 3 years ago. Funeral services were held last Sunday at her home in Warfield. Those from Louisa attending the funeral were A. M. Payne, Mrs. K. C. Walker and Maurice Walker. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

COCHRAN, Gloria Frances
Gloria Frances Cochran, 14 years of age, daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Curtis F. Cochran, died at Ft. Bragg, NC Saturday afternoon, Jul 27th. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters, Greta June and Patricia Jean  Cochran and grandparents. S. J. Townsend of Fayetteville, NC and Mr. and Mrs. John K. Cochran of Fallsburg, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday on Jul 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonnie Donne Mission Church by the Rev. W. E. Hollingsworth. Burial was made in the Cross Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

COWAN, Virginia Louise (Justice)
While here visiting, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Cecil of the Point section, Mrs. Virginia Louise Cowan, died after a few days illness in a local hospital Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the See Chapel with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating and interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery near Walbridge. Mrs. Cowan was married one week to Johnny Cowan. Besides her husband, Johnny Cowan, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stansberry Justice of Portsmouth, VA, 2 sisters, Ethel Victoria and Mary Jo at home; 3 brothers, Carl N. Chalmar V. and Glen Curtis. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1946

 

DANIELS, Richard
Richard Daniels, 41 years old, of Charley, killed himself Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with a 45 caliber pistol. Sheriff Fyffe made the investigation and Dr. H. S. Young, coroner, held the inquest. Verdict of the jury was suicide. He leaves his wife and 5 children. The body will be at the home of Mrs. Lula D. Swann, Louisa, until Saturday Morning when it will be removed to the Castle Cemetery in Johnson County where the funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial will be made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Esta Dickson Daniels; 2 daughters, Floreen and Emma Jean, 3 sons, Kenneth Carl, Jimmie and Charles all at home; father, J. M. Daniels of Pikeville, 1 sister, Mrs. Lula Swann of Louisa, 3 brothers, R. A. Daniels and Virgil Daniels, both of Betsy Laney, KY and Herman Daniels of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1946

HAMMONDS, John
John Hammonds, 80 years old passed away at a local hospital here Friday afternoon, after an illness of one week. His home was Rockcastle, KY and post office, Webb, WV, route 1. He was the son of the late Colonel and Betty Fluty Hammonds. Mr. Hammonds was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2p .m. from the home at Rockcastle with the Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Burial was made in the Brown Cemetery. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Elza Bowen of Webb, WV, route 1 and Miss Nola Hammonds at home; 3 brothers, Prince Hammonds of Asheville, NC, Pete Hammonds, of Winchester, OH and James Hammonds of Webb, WV, route 1, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lyss Shannon of Webb, WV route 1 and Mrs. Emma Bowen of Add, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1946

HINKLE, Mary Amanda (Wiley)
Mrs. Mary Amanda Hinkle, 62 years old, passed away at her home at Louisa, route 1, in the Charley section, Jul 26, following an illness of 3 months. She was the wife of Charley Hinkle whom she had married 42 years ago. She was the daughter of Ebiga and Nancy E. McCoy Wiley. Mrs. Hinkle was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 44 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the home with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 3 step daughters, Mrs. Claude Brown of Lowmansville, Mrs. John Miller of Georges Creek and Mrs. Willie Hayes of Louisa, 2 step sons, Willie Hinkle of Louisa route 1, and Rev. Jay P. Hinkle of Louisa; 1 sister, Mrs. Frank Young of Lowmansville and 2 brothers: James Wiley of Piketon, OH and Sheridan Wiley of Louisa, route 4. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1946

HUFF, Alice (Price)
Mrs. Alice Mae Huff, 74, died at four o'clock Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Petray of Arkadelphia, AR, with whom she had resided the past two years. Mrs. Huff sustained a broken hip five years ago and had been bedfast ever since. She was a member of the Christian Church at Louisa, KY, and was active in church and community affairs. born April 1, 1872, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late King and Julia Preston Price, of Inez, and the wife of W. B. Huff, who preceded her in death on November 28, 1922. Survivors include three sons, J. F. Huff of Austin, TX, Price Huff of Prestonsburg, KY and Rudolph Huff of East Point, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Petray of Arkadelphia, AR, Mrs. Emmett S. Farrell, Sr., of Lynn and Mrs. H. L. Goble of Prestonsburg; and one brother, Dr. John Huff of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Sunday at ten o'clock in Arkedelphia and burial followed there. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1946

INGLE, Maggie (Pope)
1879-1946
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Blackberry Church in Pike County for Mrs. Maggie Pope Ingle, 67 year old matron who died Saturday morning following a stroke at her home on Kentucky side opposite Williamson. Interment was in the Blackberry Cemetery. Mrs. Ingle, wife of Mike Ingle, was born May 27, 1879 in Lawrence Co., KY. Surviving in addition to the husband, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ella Ralls, Mrs. Hazel Anderson and Miss Sarah Ingle all of Williamson, 3 grandchildren, James and Donald Anderson of Williamson and James H. Hackney of Washington, D. C. and the following brother and sisters, John Pope of Williamson, Millard Pope of Warfield, KY, Samuel Pope of Red Jacket, George Pope of Louisa, Commodore Pope of Louisa, Cride Pope of Thacker, Emma Booth of Fort Gay and Julia Phillips of Matewan. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1946

PIGG, Rebecca (Carter)
Mrs. Rebecca Carter Pigg, 83, a former resident of Busseyville, KY, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. L. Roy, Huntington, WV, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Pigg, a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, was a daughter of the late James and Nancy Cooksey Carter. Her husband, L. E. Pigg died 18 years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Milt Pigg, Busseyville, with the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus officiating. Burial will be in the Pigg Cemetery at Busseyville. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the daughter-in-law's residence at 5:30 p.m. today. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanton Miller, Charley, KY, Mrs. Roy and Mrs. B. McComas, of Huntington, a foster son, Charlie Borders of Huntington, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1946

PIGG, Milton, 63 years old, prominent and retired farmer of Busseyville passed away at is home Monday evening at 11 p.m. after an illness of 13 months. He was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Carter Pigg of Huntington and the late Lindsey Elman Pigg. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home and interment was made in the family cemetery. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Clay Pigg, his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Carter Pigg of Huntington, 1 daughter, Mrs. Mildred Childers, at home, 1 son, Elmer Clay Pigg of Louisa, route 1, 3 sisters, Mrs. Stanton Miller of Charley, Mrs. Alva Roy of Huntington and Mrs. Dovie McComas of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Aug 9,1 946

PRESTON, Charley
1869-1946
Charley Preston 77 years old prominent and respected farmer of Georges Creek, passed away at his home Monday at 5:30 p.m. He was the son of the late Bateman and Emily Price Preston. Mr. Preston had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 21 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. from the home with the Revs. German Walters, Arch Thompson and Eliza Preston officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myriah Borders Preston; 2 brothers, Lawrence Preston and Milt Preston both of Sprigg, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

ROWE, Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Rowe, 65, carpenter, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an illness of 8 days. Mr. Rowe, a resident of Ashland for the past 15 months, was born in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of Lewis and Sarah Ann Curnutte Rowe, natives of Lawrence County. He formerly resided in Charleston, WV. Funeral services were held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. L. H. Tipton, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Dixon Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertie Rowe, 4 daughters, Mrs. Haskell Webb, Mrs. Cecil Adams, Mrs. Earl Damron, all of Ashland, and Mrs. W. H. Robinson, Charleston, WV; 3 brothers, Freeman and Owen Rowe, Ashland, and George Rowe, Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Rice, Ashland, and Mrs. Joe Ward, Wurtland, KY and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

SPARKS, Ida Alice
Miss Ida Alice Sparks, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arville Sparks of Newcombe, was killed instantly Saturday afternoon of last week, when the car in which she was riding with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crisp of Sandy Hook, went over the bank of Little Sandy River near the Laurel Bridge on the Sandy Hook-Grayson road. Miss Sparks was crushed by the car which rested across her chest when it came to a stop after plunging off the road. Artificial respirations was administered and Dr. Green of Sandy Hook administered an injection of adrenalin in an effort to revive her, but to no avail. Mr. and Mrs. Crisp were slightly injured in the wreck, but did not require hospitalization. Miss Sparks served 3 years in the WAVE's and was discharged only about 2 months ago. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 sisters, Misses Vilma and Jean Sparks at home. Funeral rites were conducted at Newcombe Monday morning. Rev. J. H. Williams and Rev. Charles Vansant conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the J. M. Ison family cemetery at Isonville under direction of Potter & Co. Funeral Home of West Liberty--Licking Valley Courier. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

SPURLOCK, John J.
Pvt. John J. Spurlock of Louisa, route 2, died Aug 11th as results of a skull fracture, according to a telegram received from the Adj. General to his parents this week. Pvt. Spurlock entered the Army Jun 26th, 1945 and had been serving in France, Germany and Belgium since January of this year. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spurlock of Louisa, route 2, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hall of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Leotia Thompson of Wayne, WV and Miss Sarah Spurlock at home; 2 brothers, Fred Spurlock of Richardson and Patton Spurlock of Michigan. His parents will be informed when his body will be returned to the States. The message received from the Adj. General this week, reads:
Mrs. Mary Spurlock,
Route 2, Louisa, KY
The Secretary of War has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Pvt. John J. Spurlock died in Belgium, eleventh of August 1946 as result of skull fracture and internal hemorrhages occurred in a vehicle accident. Confirming letter following. His remains are being returned to the Untied States. The Quarter Master General will advise you the selected date report of arrival when definitely known. Kindly wire collect to the Quarter Master General, Washington, D. C., where you desire remains shipped direct home or direct to a National Cemetery. If shipped home as directed please furnish name and address of funeral director selected by you to receive remains at destination. Edevard F. Wethell, The Adj. General of the Army.

THOMPSON, Darwin E.
Darwin E. Thompson, 17 years old, of Columbus, OH, was drowned at Edgerton, OH, while on a fishing trip last Friday, relatives here were notified. Thompson was drowned when his boat was capsized. He was the son of Cecil and Edith Bowe Thompson of Columbus. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowe of Louisa, route 1, with the Rev. William Moore, officiating. Thompson was married 9 months ago to Marvine Moore Thompson. He had lived at Columbus for the past 3 years where he was employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thompson of Columbus, 4 sisters, Burdis, Charline, Joyce and Doris all of Columbus, 1 brother, Cecil Don also of Columbus and grandparents, Mrs. Cora Thompson of Louisa, route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowe of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1946

VANHORN, George Solomon
Funeral services for George Solomon Vanhorn, 80, retired carpenter of Ashland, who died Saturday at 7 p.m. at the home of a son, Albert Vanhorn, Wheelersburg, OH, following an illness of 1 year was held Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. V. Lewis, 2233 Bath Ave., Ashland, with the Rev. M. C. Denny officiating. Burial was made in the Williams Cemetery. He was a brother of Frank and D. Vanhorn of Buchanan, this county. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1946

WEBB, John M.
John M. Webb, 82 years old of Fort Gay, route 1, of the Greenbrier section, passed away at a local hospital here, Monday at 1:45 a.m. after an illness of 1 day. He was the son of the late John M. and Elizabeth Robertson Webb. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Greenbrier Church with the Rev. Carmie Crabtree and Rev. Bascom Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Webb had been a member of the Baptist Church for 20 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace Thompson Webb, 2 daughters, Mrs. Will Watts and Mrs. Alvis Christian, both of Fort Gay and 2 sisters, Mrs. Albert Cyrus of Fort Gay, route 1 and Mrs. Lou Robertson also of Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

WELLMAN
Infant daughter of Claude R. and Laura Pennington Wellman of Prichard, died Monday morning at a local hospital. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survived by the parents and grandparents, George B. Wellman of Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. James Pennington of Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1946

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SEPTEMBER

BEVINS, Eliza (Skeens)
Mrs. Eliza Bevins, 71, of Felse, Pike County, KY, died at 8:30 last Saturday at her home following an illness of 1 week. She is survived by her husband, Felse Bevins, 3 sons. John and Claude Bevins, Felse and Denver Bevins, Detroit, MI, 2 step sons, Bascom and Ladley Bevins, 3 daughters, Miss Anna Bevins, Millard, Mrs. Dova Leslie, Pikeville, and Mrs. Virgie Branham, Felse; and 2 step daughters, Mrs. Jay Thompson, Ashland, Mrs. Alice Click, Winchester, and 2 brothers, Ad Skeens, Zelda and Lon Skeens, Philadelphia. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1946

BLAIR, Nancy Catherine
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Catherine Blair, 79, prominent of Paintsville, who died Sunday morning, was held Tuesday afternoon at her home on West St., the Rev. R.E. Webb, pastor of  First Baptist Church of which she was a member, conducting the services. Interment was in the Mayo Cemetery. Mrs. Blair was the mother of Mrs. B. A. Wells of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1946

CRUM, Stella (Copley)
1878-1946
Mrs. Stella Copley Crum, 67, wife of a Crum, WV merchant and sister of Attorney J. Walter Copley, of Williamson, died Wednesday of last week at her home following an illness of 6 weeks. She had been suffering from bronchial asthma. Mrs. Crum was one of Crum's most highly esteemed matrons. Both she and her husband, John B. Crum, Sr. are well-known in Lawrence County. Mr. Crum for many years has been a merchant in the Crum community. She was born Oct 24, 1878, daughter of Henry Copley and Fannie Thornsberry Copley, pioneers of Wayne County. She was an active member of the United Baptist Church at Crum and belonged to the Fort Gay chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving in addition to the husband, and Atty. Copley is another brother, R. Leonard Copley of Colorado Springs, CO, former local resident. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1946

DAMRON, Robert
Robert Damron, 63, of Louisa, was accidentally killed last Thursday at Fremont, OH, while at work for H. J. Heinz, Co. it has been learned. Mr. Damron was the son of the late John and Linda Compton Damron and was born in Pike county, KY. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the home with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lida VanHoose Damron, 6 daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Oys Barnett, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Herbert Nolan, Mrs. Harold Bond, both of Busseyville, KY, Miss Ruth Damron, Columbus, OH, Miss Tennie Damron and Miss Willa Damron, both of Busseyville, 2 sons, Thomas Damron, Columbus, OH, Robert Damron, Jr., U. S. Navy; 4 brothers, V. Damron, Busseyville, Logan, Auxier, and Daniel Damron all of Boldman, KY, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Dolly Witten and Miss Sarah Tackett both of Boldman. Big Sandy News, Sep 27,1 946

DANIEL, Mose D.
1876-1946
Mose D. Daniel, 70, 705 Thirteenth St., Ashland, a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway locomotive engineer died at his home Sunday night at 7:15 p.m. after a 7 months illness. Mr. Daniel was born in Lawrence Co., KY on Jan 3, 1876, a son of the late H. J. Daniels and Lucretia VanHoose Daniel. He had been employed by the C & O for 47 years, prior to his retirement last December 1. He was a member of the Masonic Order, the Shrine, The Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Daniel, a daughter, Mrs. Steven Loar of Ashland, a brother, Bert J. Daniel of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 20,1 946

DANIELS, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Daniels, 3 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Daniels of Route 1, Louisa, who died Sunday Sep 22 at a local hospital at 6:30 p.m. were held Tuesday at the Cockran Cemetery at 10 a.m. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Daniels of Glenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fugate of Louisa route 1. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1946

 

FERGUSON, Lindsey G.
Lindsey G. Ferguson, 51 year old, of Louisa, a veteran of WWI, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in a Huntington hospital, following an illness of 1 year. He was the son of the late Samuel M. and Eliza Robinson Ferguson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Fort Gay, route 1. the American Legion Post No. 89, of which Mr. Ferguson was a member, conducted the ritualistic services at the graveside. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sue Ferguson, 1 daughter, Patricia of Louisa, 2 brothers, Newell Ferguson of Louisa and Reynolds Ferguson of Fort Gay, route 1. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1946

HICKS, John
Funeral services for John Hicks, 61, a farmer of Orr, this county, who died at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Rosie Blevins, Orr, after an illness of 3 years, were held at the sister's residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial followed in the Hensley Cemetery. The deceased was born in Lawrence County, a son of John and Rebecca Kelly Hicks. Surviving are 2 brothers, Sherman Hicks, Orr and Cecil Hicks, of Grayson, KY, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Martha Reeves, Ashland, and Mrs. America Berry of Naples, KY. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1946

LEMASTER, John
John Lemaster, 63 years old, a lifetime resident of Lawrence county died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, following an illness of 1 month. He had made his home with Mrs. Mattie Wallace for over 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. L. M. Rogers and Rev. O. C. Seevers officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Willie Ratcliff of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Barney Wellman of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Ben Bentley of Yatesville. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1946

PENNINGTON, Ranzy
1896-1946
Ranzy Pennington, 50 years old of West Van Lear, KY, died suddenly of a heart attack while at work Monday, Sep 16. He was formerly of Fort Gay, WV. Born in Johnson Co., May 10, 1896, son of the late William Pennington. He was a prominent farmer in that section. Burial was made in the Pennington Cemetery 3 miles out of Fort Gay, Wednesday, Sep 18 at 2 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alile Belcher Pennington; 3 daughters, Mrs. Thomas Belcher, of Fort Gay, route 1, Misses Jeanette Pennington and Violet May Pennington both at home, 2 sons, Dennis and Earl Pennington, both of Fort Gay, route 1, 1 sister, Mrs. Fred Doss of Fort Gay, route 1, 3 brothers, Jim Pennington of Fort Gay, route 1, Charley and Herman Pennington, both of Red Bush, KY, 3 half-brothers, Willie and Jay Pennington, both of Fort Gay, route 1 and Earl Pennington of South Point, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 20,1946

RICKMAN, Lena
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Rickman, 55, of 2031 Fourth Ave. who died in a Huntington hospital Friday were held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Buchanan Chapel at Zelda with Dr. W. H. Crofts officiating. Burial followed in the Zelda, KY Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, William Rickman, 3 sons, Thomas, John and Walter Rickman of Huntington, 2 daughters, Mrs. Jetty Sloan of Huntington and Mrs. Dorothy Blankenship of North Kenova, OH; 1 step daughter, Mrs. Egle Woods of Zelda, the step son, Willard Rickman and 1 sister, Mrs. Jennie Cochran, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1946

SHORT, LILLIAN LAKE
Lillain Lake Short, 19, 407 McClure St, Westwood, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of 11 days. She had been in ill health for the past year. Miss Short was born in Ashland, the daughter of Robert and Goldie Jordan Short, both natives of Lawrence County, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, KY. Burial followed in the Savage Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Samuel Rayburn and the Rev. David Hewlett officiated at the last rites. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Fairview. The body was removed to the Lazear Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Surviving are the parents, 1 sister, Mrs. Garnet Price, Ashland, 4 brothers, Bryl Short, Ashland, Edwin Short at home, Paul David Short and Gary Short, both at home and 1 sister, Dotty Short, at home and the grandmother, Mrs. Dora Jordan, Westwood. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1946

SPARKS, H. K.
H. K. Sparks, 64 years old, passed away at his home Tuesday, Sep 10th after an illness of 3 years. Mr. Sparks was a retired carpenter and had lived in Lawrence County for the past 30 years. He was born near Paintsville, the son of the late James and Elizabeth Caudill Sparks. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 5 years. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Wm. W. Moore and Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Burial was made in the Freewill Baptist Church cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie Holbrook Sparks, of Louisa, 3 daughters, Mrs. Lexie Stevens of Louisa, Mrs. Pearly Mann of Columbus, OH and Mrs. James Fortner of Huntington, WV; 4 sons, Walter Sparks and Estill Sparks, both of Columbus, OH, Homer Sparks of Huntington, WV and H. K. Sparks, Jr., at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Viola Jones of Flat Gap, KY; and 1 brother Hobert Sparks of Flat Gap and 5 step children. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1946

SPURLOCK, John J.
Funeral services for Private First Class John J. Spurlock, who was killed in a vehicle accident in Belgium, Aug 1, were held Sunday, Sep 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spurlock, route 2, Louisa near Cherryville. The body, accompanied from New York by Staff Sgt. Silas Shaeffer, arrived in Louisa Friday morning Sep 13. It was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home and was removed to the home of his parents Saturday morning. The deceased entered the service Jun 26, 1945 and was 19 years old. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Sherman Hall, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Edward Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay, and Miss Sarah Spurlock, route 2, Louisa; and 2 brothers, Fred Spurlock of Richardson, KY and Patton Spurlock of Rockwood, MI. The American Legion held services at the cemetery. The Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiated at services. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1946

VAUGHAN, W. J.
Funeral services for W. J. Vaughan, 74, a prominent Lawrence County citizen who died in an Evansville, IN hospital Wednesday night, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church at Lick Creek. Mr. Vaughan died following a stroke. The body will be brought to the Curtright Funeral home Friday and will remain there until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at which time it will be taken to the church. Burial will follow in the Vaughan Cemetery. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete. The deceased was very active in church activities in Lawrence County for many years. He is survived by 3 sons, Dr. William H. Vaughan of Nashville, TN, Edgar A. Vaughan, of North Kenova, OH, and Benjamin A. Vaughan of Lexington, KY, 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Schlundt of Evansville, IN and Mrs. Hodge K. Morris of Mt. Sterling, KY and 2 sisters, Mrs. J. B. Clayton and Mrs. Jeanette Clayton of Louisa. Dr. William H. Vaughan is a former president of Morehead State Teachers College at Morehead, KY. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1946

WARNICK, Irene
Miss Irene Warnick, 46 years old, passed away at her home in Washington, D. C., where she had been residing fro the past year, Monday, Sep 9. Miss Warnick, who was born and reared in Williamson, died in Washington after a brief illness. Her death came as a shock to her relatives and friends. Miss Warnick was the daughter of the late John and Ella Johnston Warnick. The body was returned to Ashland where funeral services were held Saturday Sep 14 at 10 a.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home. burial was made at Richardson, KY of which her father was a native. She was survived by one brother, Patrick Warnick of Wichita, KS, 2 aunt, Mrs. Guy White of Huntington and Mrs. Queen Layne of Ashland and 1 uncle, W. Warnick of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1946

WILLIAMS, Lottie (Rowe)
Mrs. Lottie Rowe Williams, 72, Gallagher Road, Ashland, died Monday at the home after an illness of 2 years. Mrs. Williams was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Honor Rowe. She had resided in Ashland for the past 27 years. Surviving are two sons, Opie and James Williams of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. Marvin Chatfield, Ashland, Mrs. E. g. Kidd of Cashmere, WV and Mrs. Jake Profitt of route 1, Morehead, KY, 1 brother, N. W. Rowe of San Antonio, TX; 2 sisters,  Mrs. Minnie Turner of Denver and Mrs. Esther Asenlar of Boulder, CO and 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1946

ZANE, Geneva J. (Harlow)
Funeral services for Geneva J. Harlow Zane, who died Friday morning Sep 20th were held Sunday, Sep 22 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. e. Harlow, 302 E. Water St. The deceased had been in  ill health for the past year and had spent 10 months in Maybury sanatorium, Northville, MI. At the time of her death, Mrs. Zane had been at the home of her parents, 1 month and 10 days, having been moved by ambulance from Northville to Louisa. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Robert L. Zane of Detroit, MI, 1 son, Pvt. Harlow Hall, Feesler Field, Miss., 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter, Mrs. P. B. and Hope Hall Thomas of Montgomery, AL. Three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Graves, Fort Gay, WV, Misses Edna and Norberta Harlow, at home, 2 brothers, Emmett D. Harlow of Portsmouth, OH and Hal Harlow of 417 Lock Ave. Mrs. Zane was 35 years old. Rev. O. C. Seevers officiated and burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1946

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ANDERSON, Gypsy (Blankenship)
Mrs. Gypsy Blankenship Anderson, 43, well-known Greenup County school teacher, died in an Ashland hospital, Tuesday after an extended illness. The news of her death will come as a shock to her many friends and acquaintances. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raish Blankenship of Louisa. She is survived by her parents, 2 children, Corporal Richard Anderson, who is in the Philippines and Lois, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: G. W. Blankenship, Mrs. Ray Ferguson, W. M. Blankenship, Irene Blankenship, Louis, Mrs. W. M. Potter, Mrs. Arthur Roark, Mrs. Clyde Earwood, Greenup, Mrs. Fred Maynard, Riggs, Mrs. J. W. Newsham, Ashland and R. Blankenship, Jr., Yatesville, KY. No funeral arrangements have been made. The burial, however will be in the Siloam Cemetery and is to be under the direction of Howard Riggs of the Stapf-Mitchell Funeral Home, Greenup. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

AUSTIN, Elcie
1884-1946
Elcie Austin, 62, died at the home of her brother, Melvin Preston at Richardson, Tuesday, October 22 at 12:50 a.m. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the home of her borother at Richardson at 10:30 a.m.. Rev. German Walters, Rev. Arch Thompson, and Rev. Elza Preston officiated at the services. Burial was made in the Meade Cemetery near Patrick, KY. Widow of the late Henry Austin who preceded her in death six years ago, and the daughter of the late Hack and Lydia Pack Preston, she had been a member of the United Baptist church for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Boyd of Catlettsburg, one son, Erion Preston Austin, of Hart, KY and three brothers, Melvin, George and Frank of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1946

BAISDEN, Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland  Baisden, 61, Detroit, MI, died Saturday in Detroit following a heart attack. He was a son of the late Bennett and Sarah Hurley Baisden, formerly of Lawrence County. Mr. Baisden lived at Minnie, KY on Beaver Creek, until 3 years ago when he moved to Detroit. The body was brought to Louisa Monday morning and taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl G. Martin of Minnie. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Moore's Chapel on Lick Creek. Burial was in the Cox cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Sarah Belle Cox Baisden, 2 daughters,  Mrs. Earl G. Martin, Minnie and Mrs. Charles Sexton of Detroit, 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Wagner of Detroit and Mrs. Charles Howdashell of Portsmouth, OH, 3 brothers, James and William of Detroit, Arthur of Wheelersburg, OH and 1 half-brother, Samuel McHenry of Louisa route 2. The deceased was a member of the Church of God for 15 years and had been employed by the Hammer Tool and Die Company in Detroit. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

BOYD, Sheridan
Sheridan H. Boyd, 81, of Ulysses, died at the home of a nephew, A. J. Austin, Tuesday Sep 25 at 5:10 p.m. following a heart attack. The son of the late Andy and Julia Brown Boyd he had spent the last 6 months at Ulysses. Previously he had lived at Catlettsburg for a number of years. Funeral services were held at Catlettsburg Sunday at the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with interment following in a cemetery there. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Robinette, of Louisville, Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

BURCHETT, Dockie Christian
Funeral services for Dockie Christian Burchett, 56, who died at the home of Mrs. Florence Hall of Louisa, will be held Friday afternoon, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Creek Church near Yatesville. Burial will follow in the Christian Cemetery which is also near Yatesville. A daughter of the late Tom and Pamela Stewart Christian, she had been living with her sister here for the past month, her home being in Yatesville, She is the wife of Carlos Burchett and they had been married for 17 years. The body will remain at the Curtright funeral Home until 12 noon, Friday when it will be taken to the church at Morgan Creek. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Junior Burchett, 4 sisters, Mrs. Dallas Clark, Williamsburg, OH, Mrs. Cynthia Burchett of Yatesville, Mrs. Emma Castle of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Florence Hall of Norfolk, VA, 1 brother, Jim Christian of Yatesville. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1946

COLLINS, Elmer R. (Butch)
Elmer R. (Butch) Collins, 49, of Detroit, MI, who died recently in the  U. S. Marine Hospital in Detroit after an illness of 2 years, was buried in Woodside Cemetery, Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted at the Phillip's Funeral Home in Ironton, by the Rev. Davis of Detroit and Rev. Carl Midkiff of Huntington, WV. The Ironton Legion, of which he had been an active member for a number of years, had charge of burial services. Surviving are the widow, the former Mona Wilson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wilson of Louisa, KY and 7 brothers. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

DANIEL, Edith Eloise
Funeral services for Edith Eloise Daniel, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Daniel of Webbville, who died in a local hospital Sunday, was held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of her parents. The young girl died as a result of being kicked by a mule Saturday morning. Rev. Jack Perry officiated at the services and burial was made in the family cemetery. A sophomore of the Webbville High School, she was an active member of the 4-H Club, having received a prize at the Lawrence County fair this year for her sewing project. Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Edward Cooksey, Cadmus, KY, Bethel and Maxine Daniels, at home and three brothers, Grover B. Daniels, Cleveland, OH, Roscoe, Jr., and Clinton Daniels, both at home. Big Sandy News, Friday, October 18, 1946

DAVIS, John Raymond
1942-1946
John Raymond Davis, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Davis, 2926 Cogar St., Ashland, was killed at 1:45 p.m. Saturday when the automobile in which he was riding with his mother and grandparents was sideswiped by a truck on a narrow culvert on the Midland Trail near Grayson. The boy was believed to have been standing up in the car with his head out of the window and was nearly decapitated. Highway patrolmen said the driver of the truck was Arthur Robertson of Clearfield, WV. John Raymond, a student at Mrs. Strother's Kindergarten in Ashland was born May 7, 1942 at West Liberty, Morgan County, KY, a son of Raymond F. and Ethel Mae Ketin Davis, both natives of Kentucky. Mrs. Davis, the mother of the child, is a teacher at Hager School, Ashland, the father a former principal of Junior High School at Russell, KY is connected with the Kaiser-Fraser Automobile Sales in Louisa. Short funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home and immediately following the body was taken to Ezel, KY for further services at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Clay, Harrodsburg, KY, officiating. Burial was made at Ezel. Surviving are the parents, 1 sister, Charlotte Ann Davis, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Ezel and Mr. and Mrs. Dorsay R. Keaton, Ashland and a great grandmother, Mrs. Martha E. May, Salyersville, KY. The child is a nephew of William Keaton and Karl Davis of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

FRAZIER, Jay Boyd
Funeral services for Jay Boyd Frazier, 68, who died at his home at route 1, Fort Gay, Sep 29, at 2 a.m. after an illness of 5 months, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial followed in the Billups Gap Cemetery. The deceased was the son of the late Neal and Sarah Wellman Frazier. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Virgil Simmons of Huntington, WV, Miss Ruby Frazier of Cleveland, and Miss Lorene Frazier of Chicago, IL, 1 son, Boyd Frazier, Jr., of Akron, OH and 1 brother, Henry Frazier, of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

HUGHES, Shirley
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Hughes, 55, of Seventh Ave, who died in a Huntington hospital Friday, Sep 27 were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stella Fuller Settlement. Mrs. Fuller officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The deceased is survived by 2 sons, Thomas and Burnie Hughes of Huntington, 4 daughters, Mrs. William Thompson, Mrs. Charles Gue and Mrs. Fred Turner of Huntington and Mrs. Clayton Preston of Paintsville, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Collins of Oil Springs, KY and Mrs. John Wireman of Dry Creek, KY, a half-sister, Miss Alice Salyers of Springfield, OH and 3 brothers, Foster Salyer of Dry Creek, Roscoe Salyers of Louisa and Riley Salyers of Springfield, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

HUNNICUTT, Edison
Milton Hunnicutt of Webbville has received word from the War Department that his youngest son, Edison, who is in Korea, died Sep 24. The War Department notified Mr. Hunnicutt last week that his son was dangerously ill with spinal meningitis. Plans are being made to try to bring the body home for burial in the home cemetery. Edison was a former student of the Webbville High School. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

HUNNICUTT, Edison
Edison Hunnicutt, 19, U. S. Army, son of Milton Hunnicutt, and the late Alberta Boggs Hunnicutt, died Sep 24 in a hospital in Korea following an illness of 7 days. Born at Webbville, he was a member of the Webbville High School prior to his entry into the service and had been a star football player. He had been in the Army since November 1945 and overseas since January of this year. Arrangements are being made by the family to ship the body home for burial services in the family cemetery. Besides his father, he is survived by 8 brothers, and sisters; They are: Mrs. Roy Coper, of Webbville, Mrs. George McKenzie of Ashland, Mrs. Davie Johnson of San Bernadine, CA, James Joseph Hunnicutt of Roswell, NM, Mrs. Charles Collinsworth, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Roy Poole of Ashland, Edward Eugene Hunnicutt of Roswell, NM, and Mrs. Florence Boggs of Roswell, NM. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1946

KIDD, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Kidd, 67, Glenhayes, WV, carpenter, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday in a Huntington hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was a son of the lat Walter and Josie Johnson Kidd of Lee Co., VA and was a member of the IOOF Lodge of Warfield, KY. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. with burial in the Branham Cemetery at Clifford, KY, The IOOF Lodge held their ritualistic rites at the graveside. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mazella Endicott Kidd, 4 daughters, Mrs. J. Maynard, and Mrs. Belle Frazier, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ralph Zisler, Chillicothe, OH, and Miss Josie Kidd at home; 3 sons, Cecil Kidd, Chillicothe, James Kidd, Glenhayes and Willard Kidd, Dayton, OH and 2 brothers, Joe Kidd, Ceredo, WV and Gray Kidd, Glenhayes, Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1946

MCGRANHAM, E. P.
E. P. McGranham, 88 years old passed away at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. Hawes in Warfield, KY, Friday Oct 4th at 4 p.m. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lorenze McGranham. He was a native of Norris, but had been living in Warfield for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the I.O.O.F. Funeral services were held Sunday Oct 6 from the Warfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Collins of Kermit, WV officiating. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. H. Hawes of Warfield, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

NOLAN, Bruce Gene
Bruce Gene Nolan, 7 months old son of John and Juanita Napier Nolan, Jr. died at his parent's home Friday, Oct 11, following a 7 day illness. Burial was made Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Napier Cemetery at East Lynn, WV. Besides his parents, he is survived by 1 brother, John William, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nolan, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Julia Napier. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1946

O'NEAL, Judge William Dana
Judge William Dana O'Neal, 80, widely-known lawyer and city attorney of Catlettsburg, died at his home 2606 Panola St. at 4:45 p.m. Saturday evening after a brief illness. Judge O'Neal was a native of Gallia County, OH, a son of the late William D. and Anne Woodruff O'Neal. He had been a resident of Catlettsburg since 1916, going there from Louisa. He was a member of the Body County and State Bar Associations. On numerous occasions, Judge O'Neal had been appointed by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to preside as special judge over trials throughout Eastern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was serving a second term as city attorney. Judge O'Neal served as a member of the draft board in Lawrence County, KY, during World War I, and as chairman of Selective Service Board No. 12, Catlettsburg, in World War II. He was president of the Busseyville Oil Company of Busseyville, KY and a former member of the Elks Lodge of Catlettsburg. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Belle Marcum O'Neal, 1 son, Fred O'Neal of Logan, WV and a daughter, Miss Jeanette O'Neal of Catlettsburg. 2 sisters, Mrs. Elwood Hutchinson of Louisa and Mrs. Sadie Waxler of Superior, OH, 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. A. P. Keyser, retired Methodist minister and the Rev. O. P. Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. The body was taken to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state 1 hour preceding the funeral hour. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1946

PENNINGTON, Angelia (Leadingham)
Angelia Pennington, 80, of Gladys died at a local hospital Saturday Sep 29 at 1:30 a.m. following an illness of 4 months. She had been in the hospital for the past 2 weeks. She was the daughter of the late William and Naomi Parsons Leadingham of Willard, KY and the widow of the late Sanford Pennington of Gladys. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Mrs. Pennington had belonged to the United Baptist Church for 45 years. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. H. G. Diamond of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Sophia Savage of Gladys and Mrs. Dewey Evans of Waverly, OH, 1 son, Dennis Pennington of Columbus, and 2 brothers, Robert Leadingham of Gladys and Jesse Leadingham of Rush. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

PENNINGTON, Milton Smith
Milton Smith Pennington, 7 years old son of Virgil and Audra Thompson Pennington of Louisa died Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at his parents home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of Paul Thompson at Bell Trace. Burial will be in the Sturgill Cemetery at Bell Trace. The Rev. Lloyd Jordan will be in charge of the services. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother, Virgil, Jr. and 1 sister, Joyce Marie, both at home. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

PENNINGTON, U. G.
U. G. Pennington, 82, died in his home Sep 23 and was given a Masonic burial by the Willard Lodge 626 at Little Fork. The deceased, who was born on Little Fork had lived at Webbville for the past 28 year. He had been a Mason for 60 years. A member of the Baptist Church he had been an active member in Christian work. He is survived by his widow, 3 sons, Ernest of Grayson, Russell of Columbus, Homer at home, and 2 daughters, Martha at home and Ruby of Washington, D. C.. He also had 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1946

PETERS, W. H.
W. H. Peters, 77 years old, died at his home at Fort Gay, route 1, in the Bromley Ridge section Sunday, Oct 6 at 3 p.m. after an illness of 6 years. Mr. Peters was born at Gate City, VA, son of the late David J. and Nancy Frazier Peters. He was married to Hessie Crum Peters, 55 years ago. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday Oct 8 from the home and burial was made in the Peters Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters, Mrs. Mae Hammond of Fort Gay, Mrs. E. L. Peters of Huntington and Mrs. Ondus Branham of Fort Gay, route 1, 1 son, Clyde M. Peters, of Freeburn, OH and 1 brother, Floyd Peters of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

PICKRELL, Mrs. Winfield Scott
1872-1946
Mrs. Winfield Scott Pickrell, 74, passed away Friday at the home of her son, C. J. Pickrell in Tampa, FL, where she had been for the past few weeks, after suffering a stroke at her home in Gainesville, GA. The body was returned by train Sunday to her hold home, and funeral services were held on Monday from the Newton & Ward Chapel with Rev. L. M. Twiggs, pastor of the First Methodist Church of which she was a member, officiating. Interment was in Alta Vista Cemetery. Mrs. Pickrell, a widow of the late Judge W. S. Pickrell, was born Mar 5, 1872, a daughter of John R. Blackstock and Mrs. Rachel Frix Blackstock. She was a native of Hall County and had lived in Gainesville 50 years. Mrs. Pickrell is survived by 3 sons, O. F. Pickrell, Louisa, KY, W. C. Pickrell, San Francisco, CA and C. J. Pickrell, Tampa, FL; 1 sister, Mrs. W. R. Hurst, Lawrenceville, GA. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

SHANNON, Patty Marie
Patty Marie Shannon, 5 weeks old daughter of Fred and Sadie Gilkerson Shannon of Prichard, WV, died at the home of her parents, Thursday, Oct 3, after a 2 weeks illness. Funeral services were held Friday at the home and burial was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her parents and grandparents, Mrs. Mattie Shannon and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Gilkerson of Prichard. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

SKAGGS, Sarah Selina (Holbrook)
Mrs. Sarah Selina Skaggs, 79, widow of L. T. Skaggs, died at her home in Ashland, Wednesday morning following an illness of 2 weeks. Mrs. Skaggs, who went to Ashland 16 years ago from Terryville, this county, was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of Hargis and Fannie Holbrook, both natives of this county. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Martha, KY. Surviving are 3 sons, Dr. H. R. Skaggs of Ashland, Oscar J. C. Skaggs, Phoenix, AZ, and Dr. E. G. Skaggs of Fleming, KY and 4 daughters, Mrs. Vesta Freeston and Mrs. A. L. Skaggs both of Mesa, AZ, Miss Florence Skaggs, Chicago, IL and Miss Bernice Skaggs, Ashland, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1946

WELLMAN, George Allen
George Allen Wellman, 23, of Louisa, an employee of the Pilgrim Laundry at 1041 Sixteenth St., Huntington, WV, was burned to death early Tuesday morning as flames destroyed the laundry building. Mr. Wellman, who had been an employee of the dry cleaning department of the plant for more than 4 years, died as he awoke and tried to make his way to a front door through smoke and flames, authorities said. Fire Chief Floyd Crouse said the body of Mr. Wellman was burned almost beyond recognition. He said judging from the appearance of the body, Mr. Wellman had awakened from a cot on which he was sleeping and had taken about 10 steps toward the front door. Cecil Elkins, proprietor of the laundry said Mr. Wellman had been sleeping at the plant at night because of the housing shortage. Mr. Wellman, according to Mr. Elkins, did not have a regular sleeping place at the laundry, but came in at about 11 p.m. and asked permission of the plant watchman to spend the  night "possibly on a table." Mr. Wellman, one of our valued employees, apparently was suffocated by the smoke after attempts to leave the laundry, Mr. Elkins said.

The body was taken to the Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home in Huntington, where it remained until Wednesday noon, when it was brought to Louisa. Funeral services were held at the graveside at the Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville at 2 p.m. yesterday. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wellman of Louisa; 5 brothers, Cecil Wellman of Huntington, Jack Wellman of Williamson, WV, and John, Vant and Jerrill C. Wellman of Louisa and 4 sisters, Mrs. Marcus Hall of Ashland and Mrs. Henry Bussey, Mrs. Walter Davis and Mrs. Gladys Ferguson, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1946

WHEELER, George Franklin
Lawrence County Sheriff Proctor Fyffe left Wednesday afternoon for Portland, Maine, where, he said, police had arrested a suspect in the slaying of George Franklin Wheeler, 30, a Sparks Brothers Bus driver. The Sheriff added that the suspect was arrested by a Cumberland County, Maine, Sheriff in Scarboro, Maine, on a chard of grand larceny was taken  to Portland where he is being held. The suspect, he said, will be returned to Louisa. Sheriff Fyffe stated that the man taken in custody by Maine authorities" was the last man seen with Wheeler, as far as I can find out.". Wheeler's body was found late Saturday morning by Clyde Moore, a farmer of the Rich Creek Hill District, on Adams Hill on Kentucky Route 23, 12 miles west of here. Moore made the discovery while hunting walnuts. Dr. J. E. Carter, who investigated with Coroner Dr. Henry S. Young termed the case definitely murder, committed with "some kind of instrument, which had been driven through the right temple to behind the lest year. A coroner's jury concluded that Wheeler had met death "at the hands of a person or persons unknown."

County officials said an autopsy performed on Wheelers body, after the inquest, revealed traces of lead in the battered head. L. B. Young of the Curtright Funeral Home stated that the body was found in the right hand side of Wheeler's car and that his head was slumped under the steering wheel. The car, Young added, was found approximately 30 feet over a steep embankment and was lodged by a tree. Young stated that there was no sign of violence or struggle in the car, and added that it appeared that the car had been pushed over the hill following the murder. Wheeler, who was found still dressed in his driver's uniform when his body was found, had taken a trip "back in the country' Friday, member of his family reported. County officials sais that he had been dead about 10 hours when his body was discovered. County officials, at the coroner's inquest, failed to agree on the weapon which caused his death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cherokee, KY Baptist Church, with burial following in the family cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Tennessee Wheeler of Cherokee and the late Henry Wheeler, He is survived by his mother, and widow, Mrs. Mary Burke Wheeler and 7 children. Wheeler had been married twice. The body was taken to the home of his mother Monday where it remained until the funeral hour. The Rev. Arthur Morris officiated at the services. Bus drivers of the Conley Bus Lines and Kentucky-Virginia Stages and Sparks Brothers Bus Lines acted as pallbearers. Wheeler had been driving approximately 3 years for the Sparks Brothers Bus Co and at the time of his death was serving as a relief driver for the company. Officials of the company stated that he had taken the Paintsville-Red Bush run out of Paintsville at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday the day that he was slain. One of the drivers of the Sparks company stated that he had last seen him at Frank's Creek, after he had finished his last run, Friday. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1946

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BOGGS, W. H.
W.H. Boggs, 96 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Limings, of Blevins, Thursday, Nov 14 at 2 p.m. after an illness of a few days. Born in Wise County, VA, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Boggs, he married Survillar Ramey of Blaine. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mr. Boggs was a retired farmer and carpenter. Funeral services were conducted Saturday Nov 16 at 10 a.m. from the home of his daughter at Blevins, with the Rev. Forester officiating. He is survived by 3 sons, Ora Boggs of Louisa, E. C. Boggs of Plain Ckity, OH, and Ossie Boggs of Marion, OH; 3 daughters, Mrs. Maude Limings of Louisa, Mrs. Hannah Deboard of Olive Hill and Mrs. Bessie Limings of Blevins. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

BURTON, Mary Lou (Moore)
Mrs. Mary Lou Moore Burton, 22 a former resident of Mattie, this county, died in a Columbus, OH hospital Thursday following an illness of 4 weeks. Mrs. Burton, a daughter of Luther and Minnie Moore, has resided in Columbus since her marriage to G. E. Burton 5 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Dry Ridge Church at Adams, KY, with the Rev. W. w. Moore, officiating. Burial was made in the Prince Cemetery on Dry Ridge. Surviving are the husband, 1 son, Edward, 1 daughter, Linda Kaye, the parents and a brother, Wendell Moore of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1946

COLE, William A.
William A. Cole, 76, farmer and cattle dealer of route 1, Rush, KY, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zeb Heston of Louisa. He was the son of the late W. D. and Poelina F. Swetnam Cole. His wife, Mrs. Jennie M. Cole preceded him in death in 1941. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, with the Rev. L. M. Rogers, officiating. Burial was made in the Cole family cemetery on route 23. Surviving are 1 son, Fred P. Cole, route 1, Rush and the daughter, Mrs. Heston. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1946

ISAAC, Doshia (Harmon)
Mrs. Doshia Harmon Isaac, 52, wife of Dewey Isaac, died at her home 408 South Clay Street, Monday evening at 3:30 p.m., following an illness of 2 years. A native of Cadmus, this county, she had resided in Louisa for the past 15 years. She was a daughter of the late V. D. and Minnie Jones Harmon. Mrs. Isaac was a member of the Methodist Church for 37 years and also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Adam-Harmon Cemetery on Catt Creek. the Eastern Star Lodge conducted its ritualistic services. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Surviving are the husband, the stepmother, Mrs. Bertha M. Harmon; 2 sisters, Mrs. E. W. Kirk, Cadmus, and Mrs. J. B. Arnette, Everett, WA; 2 brothers, D. J. Harmon, Freeburn, KY and Gladstone Harmon, Columbus, OH. big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

KELLEY, James B.
Funeral services for James B. Kelley, Ashland contractor, who died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, at his home there, after an illness of more than 2 years, were held Thursday evening at 2 p.m. from the Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. L. H. Tipton officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Kelly was a native of Lawrence County, KY and had resided in Ashland for 40 years. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

MANN, J. C.
J. C. Mann, 64, of Fallsburg, KY, died Tuesday at 5 p.m. at his home, following a stroke. The husband of Flora Scarberry Mann, he was the son of the late J. J. and Elizabeth Loar Mann. He had been a lifelong resident of Fallsburg. Funeral services were held Friday at 10:30 at the home, with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial followed in the Savage Cemetery which is near Fallsburg. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until 3 p.m. Wednesday, when it was taken to the home to remain until the funeral hour. Besides the widow, he is survived by 1, son, William Roy Mann of West Van Lear, KY, 4 daughters, Mrs. W. R. Savage of Fallsburg, Miss Kathryn Mann and Mrs. Thomas Skeens of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. John Curnutte, of Friendship, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ezra Queen of McDunn, WV, Mrs. Mattie Dickson and Mrs. Richard Finery of Rush, KY; 2 brothers, John Mann of Mansfield, OH and Edgar Mann of Hatcher, WV and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1946

MAYNARD, Frank
Frank Maynard, infant son of Gray and Dolly M. Ratcliff Maynard, born Nov 13th at a local hospital, died the following day. He was 11 1/2 hours old. Burial services were conducted Friday in the Ratcliff Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.  Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

MCGUIRE, Elizabeth (Fannin)
Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin McGuire, 83, Hitchins, KY, died Monday Oct 28 at 2 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John McCormick, of route 4, Louisa. She was a daughter of the late Bryan and Louisa Clay Fannin and had been a member of the Christian Church for 65 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the daughter's residence with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the McDaniel Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to Mrs. McCormick's residence at 4 p.m. Monday. Surviving in addition to the daughter, are 1 son, Drew Church of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1946

NEWSOME, Cornelius
Cornelius (Neal) Newsome, 65, retired Catlettsburg merchant, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Manford Barnette, 3310 Springhaven St., Catlettsburg, after a long illness. Mr. Newsome was born in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of the late George and Mary Ball Newsome and had resided in Boyd County for 35 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Billy Joe Newsome, U. S. Navy, 6 daughters, Mrs. Barnette and Mrs. Tom Rice both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Estill Cumbo and Mrs. Tom Chapman both of South Charleston and Mrs. Joe Powers and Mrs. Kenneth Powers, both of South Solon, OH, and 1 sister, Mrs. Nan Stewart, Ceredo, WV. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1946

ROBINETTE, America
America Robinette, 85 years old of McAndrews, Pike County, passed away at the home of her nephew. Landen Hatfield, Fort Gay, Friday Nov 15 at 7:50 p.m. after an illness of 4 months. She had been living with her nephew for the past 5 months. A widow of the late Babe Robinette born at Ransom, KY, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Clime Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted Saturday Nov 16 at 3 p.m. from the Pack Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. She had been a member of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

ROBINETTE, Milt
Funeral services for Milt Robinette, 23, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Stella Thompson Robinette at Gallup, Wednesday night, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Oscar Spears of Gallup officiating. Burial will follow in the Peck Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to Gallup Friday morning. The deceased was the son of the late William Robinette and Mrs. Stella Thompson Robinette. Besides his mother, he is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Brysacz of Akron, OH and Miss Marie Robinette at home and 3 brothers, Chester, M. B. and Homer Robinette all of Gallup. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1946

STAMBAUGH, Manda (Caudill)
Mrs. Manda Stambaugh, 65, wife of Luther Stambaugh, died at 7 a.m. Sunday in the King's Daughters' hospital in Ashland as a result of burns suffered in a fire in which her home at Blaine was destroyed. A native of Johnson Co., KY, Mrs. Stambaugh was a daughter of the late Winston and Martha Chandler Caudill and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Christian Church at Blaine, KY., with the Rev. W.S. Boggs and the Rev. William Moore officiating.  The body was removed to the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa, KY., where it remained until the funeral hour. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Ernest Stambaugh, Pickerington, O., and Estil Paul Stambaugh, Canal Winchester, O., four sisters, Mrs. Chilt Ross, Cordell, KY., Mrs. George Arrowood, New Boston, O., Mrs. Haskell McKenzie., Johnson County, KY., five brothers, Martin Caudill, New Boston, Cleveland Caudill, Stockdale, O., Johnnie, Sammy and Kelly Caudill of Johnson County and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1946

THOMPSON, Jeanette Sue
Jeanette Sue Thompson, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil P. Thompson of Buchanan, died at a local hospital at 7 p.m. last Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Wellman Cemetery at Brushy, with the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. Besides her parents, she is survived by 5 sisters, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sparks of Louisa and paternal grandfather, Milt Thompson of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Nov 8,1946

VANHORN, Louella
Funeral services for Mrs. Louella VanHorn, 76, who died Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the home of a niece Mrs. Grace VanHorn Lane, 808 Alexander Place, Ashland, after an illness of 5 years will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Lane residence with the Rev. C. E. Hawkins, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1946

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DECEMBER

BARRETT, Oliver
1887-1946
Oliver Barrett, 59, died at his home 3108 Simpson Road, Ashland. Mr. Barrett was  born Jan 18, 1887, in Lawrence County, KY, and had resided in Ashland most of his life. He was a veteran of WWI. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Janette Barrett of Ashland, 2 brothers, Scott and Jack Barrett, Ashland, 3 sisters, Marjorie Barrett, El Paso, TX, Mrs. Grace Howard, Dayton, OH and Mrs. R. A. Macomb, Ashland. Big Sandy News, Dec 20,1 946

BLACK, William Molten
William Molten Black, 79, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Smith, Ashland, following an illness of several months. Mr. Black was born in Carter County, a son of Benjamin and Sarah Lock Black. He resided in Boyd county for the past 47 years. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. John Kirk and Mrs. C. J. Lester of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. W. E. Smith, Ashland, and Mrs. Floyd Neal, Ironton, OH, 2 sons, James Black, Buchanan and William Black, Catlettsburg; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

BRANHAM, Henrietta (Vinson)
Mrs. Henrietta Vinson Branham, 73 years old, passed away Sunday night at 10:15 p.m. in a local hospital after an illness of 3 months. Mrs. Branham was the daughter of the late Lace and Vessie Ann Wiley Vinson, was a native and lifelong resident of Clifford, this county. She was the aunt of Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson and great granddaughter of Jennie Wiley. Funeral services were conducted at the Clifford High School at 11 a.m. Tuesday Dec 10 with the Rev. Bill Sparks officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Branham, whose husband, Ulysses Branham, died Jan 22, 1946, is survived by 3 sons, Mart Branham of Clifford, Taylor Branham of Catlettsburg, and Millard Branham of the U. S. Navy; 2 sisters, Miss Carrie Vinson of Glenhayes, WV and Mrs. Francis Williams of Catlettsburg and 1 brother, John Vinson of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

BURCHETT, D. J.
D. J. Burchett, 66, prominent citizen of Louisa, passed away at his home on South Jefferson St., Tuesday Dec 24 at 6 p.m. after an illness of 1 year. Son of the late Major Druary James and Addie Jones Burchett, he was born and reared in Louisa. He had been a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 55 years. Mr. Burchett was a retired contractor and well known in eastern Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. S. W. Funk of Russell, Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Gertrude Carey Burchett, daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. C. Burchett of Frankfort, 3 sisters, Mrs. J. F. Ratliff, Mrs. G. R. Vinson of Louisa and Mrs. Adelaide Biggs of Mt. Sterling, KY. Active pallbearers are Ira W. See, J.N. Marcum, Sr., J. B. Kinstler, George Burgess, H. G. Wellman and Cola Damron. Big Sandy News, Dec, 27, 1946

BURCHETT, Milton
Funeral services for Milton Burchett, 74 years old. lifelong resident of the Busseyville community, route 3, Louisa, was conducted Monday Dec 9 from the residence at 11 a.m. with burial in the Roberts Cemetery on Little Blaine. Mr. Burchett was the son of the late Calvin and Sarah Ann Adams Burchett. His wife, Rose Roberts Burchett died 17 years ago. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Beckham Hughes and Mrs. Harve Carter of route 3, Louisa and Miss Opal Burchett of Columbus, OH; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ulysses Roberts and Mrs. Marion Carter of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

CHAPMAN, THOMAS B.
Thomas B. Chapman, 69, died at 5 p.m. at his home in South Williamson, He had been in declining health for some time. Mr. Chapman was a native of Lawrence County, KY. He was a son of the late George Chapman and Fannie Dobbins Chapman. He went to Williamson about 30 years ago and was a carpenter by trade. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Gilbert, 2 half brothers, Trimble and Luther Chapman, both of Portsmouth, OH, a daughter, Freda, preceded him in death many years ago. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

DEAN, Gladys (Ratliff)
Gladys Ratliff Dean, 28 years old formerly of Patrick, KY, died Wednesday Dec 18, in a hospital at Beckley, WV after an illness of several months. She was the wife of Clyde Dean and the daughter of Burns and Addie Kestner Ratliff of Patrick, KY. The body was brought to the home of her parents where the funeral was conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Dean was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Barbara Jo, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burns Ratliff of Patrick, 1 sister, Mrs. Ethel Vanhoose of Patrick and 1 brother, Hobart Ratliff of Patrick. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

FLOYD, Ruth Alice
Mrs. Ruth Alice Floyd, 61, of Huntington died in a Huntington hospital Sunday Dec 22 after several weeks illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the home at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. A. Garshaw officiating. Burial was in the Woodmere Cemetery. She is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Chester C. Carter of Huntington, Mrs. Wayne White of Charleston, Mrs. Charles Maynard of Louisa, Mrs. Harvey Shepard of Toledo, Mrs. Tom Gammon of Logan, and Misses Alice and Ruth Ann Floyd at home, 1 son, H. C. Floyd of San Francisco, CA. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

FUGITT, Larry Cecil
Larry Cecil Fugitt, 8 years old passed away in a Pikeville hospital Sunday Dec 22 after being struck by a car. The boy was selling Christmas trees on the road about 1 1/2 miles south of Pikeville, stepped from behind a truck and was struck by a car being driven by George Henderson of Draffin, KY, Saturday. He lived one day after the accident. Son of P. M. and Pauline McClure Fugitt of Pikeville, The body was shipped to Chapman Wednesday morning for burial. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers, S1-C Billie R. Fugitt of Green Cove Springs, FL, Paul Fugitt, Wendell Fugitt, Bobby Fugitt and Glen Ray Fugitt all of Pikeville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Glen Pigg of Hi Hat, KY, Misses, Roberts, Virginia and Frances Ellen Fugitt all of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

GAMBILL, Jessie (Handley)
Mrs. Jessie Handley Gambill, 48 years old, died at her home Friday morning, Dec 6, in Cleveland, TN. She was the wife of the Rev. Marshall Gambill, a Methodist minister at Cleveland. Mrs. Gambill was born at Estep, Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of William R. Handley of Ashland and the late Elizabeth Hall Handley. funeral services were conducted at Cleveland, TN Sunday 3 p.m. and the body was returned to Ashland where it remained at the Lazear Funeral home until 3:30 p.m. Monday when it was taken to Ashland Cemetery, where graveside services were conducted. Mrs. Gambill is survived by her husband, her father, 1 daughter, Elizabeth Gambill, at home and 3 brothers, Celsus, Richard and Harry Handley, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

GRIFFITH, Millie (Pack)
Mrs. Millie Griffith, 83 years old, wife of Labe T. Griffith of Charley, KY died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lula Nelson in Louisa, Monday Dec 16. Mrs. Griffith was the daughter of the late John and Jane Pack. Her first husband, Mose Hickman died several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. Burial was made in the Hickman Cemetery on Meades Branch. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Lula Nelson of Louisa, 1 son, Fred Hickman of Meally, KY, and 1 sister, Mrs. Fannie Borders of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1946

HAYS, Milton
Milton Hays, 88, a retired farmer, died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Adams, 2735 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, He had been ill for 10 days. Born Jun 10, 1858, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Basil and Ardiley Bowling Hays. He had been a resident of Ashland for 12 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, B. Z. and Amos Hays of Lawrence County, Mart Hays of Johnson County, 4 daughters, Mrs. Harry Adams, Mrs. James Adams of Ashland, Mrs. J. O. Adams of Seattle, WV and Mrs. Dollie Walters of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Mack and Lige Hays of Lawrence County, Hardin Hays of Catawba, OH and 30 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

HUNNICUTT, Lovia Edison
Funeral services for Pfc. Lovia Edison Hunnicutt, 19, who died Sep 24, 1946, while on duty with the U. S. Armed Forces in Korea, was held in the Webbville Church, Webbville, KY, Sunday Dec 22 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Acie Hay officiating and burial was made in the Boggs Cemetery. Pfc. Hunnicutt was born at Webbville the son of Milton Hunnicutt and the late Alberta Boggs Hunnicutt. He attended the Webbville high school prior to his entry into the service, Nov 1945 and had been overseas since Jan of this year. Hunnicutt died an a hospital in Korea following an illness of 7 days. Besides his father he is survived by 8 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Roy Cooper of Webbville, Mrs. George McKenzie of Ashland, Mrs. Davie Johnson of San Bernadine, CA, James J. Hunnicutt of Roswell, NM, Mrs. Charles Collingsworth of Sprinfield, OH, Mrs. Roy Poole of Ashland, Edward E. Hunnicutt of Roswell, NM, and Mrs. Florence Boggs of Roswell, NM. The pallbearers were Paul and Leonard Bayes, Webb Young, Glen Johnson, Ralph and Jimmie Woods. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

JARRELL, John B.
John B. Jarrell, 85, of England Hill, Boyd County, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Rife-Ferguson Hospital, Kenova, WV, after an illness of several months. Mr. Jarrell was a native of Wayne County, WV and had been a resident of Body County for the past 40 years. He engaged in farming until about 5 years ago. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Wireman Jarrell, 2 sisters, Mrs. John McComas of Fort Gay, WV, and Miss Maude Jarrell, also of Fort Gay and 3 brothers, William of Garrison, KY, Sam of Huntington, WV and Lat of Fort Gay. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton City, with burial following in the Jarrell Cemetery at Leach, KY. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

JOBE, Harvey
Harvey Jobe, 90 years old, died at the home of his son, John Jobe, Louisa, route 3, Monday Dec 16. He was the son of the late Elisha and Jane Jobe. His wife, Melissa Jobe died in 1917. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday Dec 18 at 2 p.m. from the home and burial was made in the Shady Grove Cemetery. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Nannie Rose of Midland, PA, Mrs. Ella Marcum of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Ivory Burton of Midland, PA and Mrs. Hattie Prince of Lexington, KY; 5 sons, Lindsey Jobe of Clarksburg, OH, Sylvester Jobe and John Jobe both of Louisa, route 3 and Elisha Jobe of Kermit, WV and Clyde Jobe of Ohio. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1946

LAWRENCE, Chris
Chris Lawrence, 72, a resident of the Whites Creek section of Boyd County, died Friday in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Lawrence was born in Carnegie, PA, a son of the Valentine and Sophia Wun Lorenz, natives of Alsace-Lorraine. He was employed as a representative of a Huntington coal company and had resided in Boyd County for several years. Surviving are 2 sons, William and Ralph Lawrence, Boyd County, 2 brothers, Herman Lorenz, Chicago and Ralph Lorenz, Pittsburg, PA, and a sister, Mrs. Sophia Poptenhouse, Butler, PA. Mr. Lawrence at one time was a resident of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

MARCUM, Ida
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Marcum, 79, whose death occurred Thursday morning of last week in Kenova, WV hospital after an illness of several years were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pentecostal Church, Hampton City, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Curtis Conley, assisted by Rev. McClelland Scott, officiating. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Marcum, a native of Lawrence County, KY and a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 40 years is survived by a son, Wade Hampton of Boyd County, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Dover of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Victoria Lee and Mrs. Cordia Marcum, both of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

MCCLURE, John J.
John McClure, 65 years old, passed away at his home on Louisa route 1, Monday at 1:15 p.m. after a short illness of 10 days. A native and life-long resident of Lawrence Co., he was the son of the late Elbert Harrison and Sarah Dobyns McClure. Mr. McClure was a farmer and retired construction foreman, having worked for the Cain Construction Co., and the F. C. Sammons Construction Co. for several years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home and burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. McClure is survived by the widos, Mrs. Maude Della Chaffins McClure; 4 daughters, Mrs. James H. Ensley of Canton, OH, Mrs. Ben W. Fuson of Lynchburg, VA, Misses Georgiana McClure and Irene Davis McClure at home, 1 son, Harry R. McClure of Cleveland, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura Childers of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Raymond Minie of Akron, OH, Mrs. Joe Cheek of Urbana, OH, 1 brother, M. C. McClure of Gallup. Active and honorary pallbearers were, active: William Shannon, Kelly Robinett, Lewis Borders, Dave Adams, John E. Jones, and Lyss Carey; honorary: Dr. Francis Burgess, Dr. C. E. Skaggs, William Keaton, Tom Burgess, James I. Cheek, William A. Cheek, James Cain, Arlie Cain, Alvis See, O. C. Willis, Lonzo Arrington, James Harwick, Doug Lewis, Lawrence Burgess, Dud Burgess, Rev. W. M. Burgess and F. C. Sammons. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

MILLER, Richard Arland
Richard Arland Miller, 6 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Sciotoville, OH, passed away Thursday Dec 5, at the home of his uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Webbville, with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Saturday at 10:30 with the Rev. S. E. Blevins officiating. Burial was made in the Young Cemetery on Cherokee. Surviving are the parents, 1 sister, Sandra Miller at home, 2 brothers, Earl, Jr. and Jerry Lee at home, 1 half-sister, Donnie Marie Blark and 1 half-brother, Franklin Blark. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

RICE, Etta (Montgomery)
Mrs. Etta M. Rice, 76, well-known resident of Dennis, KY, died Sunday following an extended illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Paul Prince. Mrs. Rice was the widow of James A. Rice who died 14 years ago. She had resided for a number of years in Houckville, KY. The deceased was a daughter of William and Ella Amanda Arrington Montgomery. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Dennis Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Prince is another daughter, Mrs. Louis Pink of Louisa, 1 son, D. A. Rice of Webbville, KY and 3 sisters. Mrs. Frances Johnson, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Nealiee Boggs of Virgie, KY and Mrs. Florence Boggs, Rossville, NM. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

SKAGGS, Harvey
Harvey Skaggs, 76 years old passed away at his home at Terryville, this county, Thursday morning. He was the son of the late James H. and Elizabeth Lester Skaggs. His wife, Lizzie Jane Skaggs, preceded him in death 1 year. Funeral services were held at the home with Revs. Herb Walden, Willie Sparks and Abe Bradley, officiating. He had been a member of the International Baptist Church for 30 years. Survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Thomas Baker of Idaho, OH, Mrs. Comer Wheeler of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Charles Hunter of Lexington, KY, Mrs. Isaac Kilgore of Edison, OH and Mrs. Clarence Skaggs of Washington state, 7 sons, Wilson Skaggs of Elliott county, Jason Skaggs of Moon, KY, John Skaggs of Cincinnati, OH, Arthur Skaggs of Terryville, KY, Elvin Skaggs of New Boston, OH, Elmer Skaggs of Baltimore, MD and Cecil Skaggs of Portsmouth, OH; 3 brothers, Herdison Skaggs of Mazie, KY, Rufus Skaggs of Garrison, KY and Hiram Skaggs of Terryville, and 1 sister, Mrs. Moss Cox of Idaho state. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

SMITH, Danny Joe
SMITH, Linda Sue
Danny Joe Smith and Linda Sue Smith, infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Smith of Cordell, this county, died at a local hospital Wednesday, Nov 27, at 7 p.m. and Friday Nov 29 at 4:30 p.m. respectively. Funeral services for the baby boy were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Luther Gartin officiating. Interment was made in the O'Bryan Cemetery. Services for the infant girl were held Sunday. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

SPRADLIN, Lydia
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Spradlin, 83, mother of Mrs. Frank Collins of Louisa who died Sunday Dec 15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Wright, McGuffey, OH were held Wednesday, Dec 18 at the Wright residence. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Kenton, OH. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Dewron Hall, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Frank Collins, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Earn Salyer, Brainard, KY, Mrs. Bernie Barber, Ashland, and Mrs. Earnie Hackworth, Albion, MI; 2 sons, Willie and Cager Spradlin, Prestonsburg, 2 brothers, Thomas Prater, Prestonsburg and Bill Prater, Algier, OH, 45 grandchildren and 105 great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1946

WEBB, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, 80, 5033 Williams Ave. Ashland, died Saturday at 4:50 a.m. at King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of 10 days. She was the mother of W. I. Webb, former commander of the Ashland unit of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, with whom she made her home. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. H. L. Moore, pastor of the Centenary Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving in addition to the son are 1 daughter, Mrs. H. L. Chalker of Knoxville, TN, 1 step daughter, Mrs. Martha Roberts of Louisa, KY and 2 step sons, E. I Webb and G. W. Webb of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

WEBB, William Luther
William Luther Webb, 58, prominent farmer of Glenwood, died suddenly at this home Friday, Nov 29, of a heart attack. The son of Louella Meenack Webb and the late James B. Webb, he had been a member of the Baptist Church for 32 years. Funeral services were held at the Glenwood Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. John R. Gilpin and the Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiating. Besides his widow, Mrs. Ida Cooksey Webb, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. B. Webb; 2 sons, K. C. Webb of Ashland and James Carl Webb of Ironton, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Theodore Coburn of South Webster, OH, and Mrs. Eden Fannin of Catlettsburg, and 1 granddaughter, Jutheth Ann Webb. Pallbearers were Jake Wright, D. D. Cooksey, Mont Cooksey, W. E. Riffe, Azel Holbrook and A. J. Queen. Honorary pallbearers were George Wright, Johnny Queen, Cecil Queen, Henry Jordan and Ray Queen. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

WELLS, Ethel
Mrs. Ethel Wells, 17, wife of Charles E. Wells, Ashland, route 1, died in King's Daughters' Hospital Friday. Surviving are the husband, 1 son, Charles (Buster) Wells, at home; the parents, Jason H. and Florence Jarrell Lambert, Ashland, route 1, 5 brothers, Delbert Lambert, Ohio, Special Lambert, U. S. Army, Lloyd Allen and Ronald Lambert, at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Stinson, Baltimore, Mrs. Norma June Rand, San Francisco and Pansy May and Evelyn Charlotte Lambert, at home; a grandfather, Herman Lambert, Fallsburg, KY and a grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Oxley, Ashland, route 1. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1946

WORKMAN, Harve
Harve Workman, 81 years old, passed away at his home on Louisa route 4, Monday at 2:30 p.m. He was the son of Harmon and Mary Jane Workman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the home with the Rev. David Hewlette officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Henrietta Workman to home he had been married for 61 years; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Garrett of Portsmouth, OH, Miss Goldie Workman at home; 2 sons, John Workman of Evansville, IN and Harmon Workman of Louisa route 4, 2 sister, Mrs. Lawrence Riddle and Mrs. Dan Michael of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1946

YOUNG, Marion
Marion Young, 85, died at his home at Ulysses, this county, Saturday, Nov 30, at 7:30 p.m. The son of the late John and Elizabeth Pack Young, he was the husband of Susan Elizabeth Young. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the church at Ulysses with interment in the Young Cemetery. The Rev. William W. Moore officiated at the services. The deceased had been a member of the church for 48 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Deboard, Louisa, Mrs. Alice Castle,  Charlston, WV, Mrs. William Stone, Harold, KY and Mrs. Burns Davis, Ulysses and 1 son, Monroe Young, also of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1946

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