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CHURCH, Lou Ann (Keller)

Mrs. Lou Ann Church, 84 years old, died at her home at Wilbur, Monday, January 13. Her husband, Harve Church preceded her in death six years. Mrs. Church was a former resident of Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the home and burial was made in the Nelson Cemetery, near Lowmansville. She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Dennis Moore of Powell, OH; five sons, Pat Church of Louisa, route 1, Shilt Church of Lowmansville, Dewey Church of Berlin Heights, OH and Worth Church of Wilbur. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

CORDLE, Rev. Greenville

Rev. Greenville Cordle, 72, passed away at his home at Wilbur, this county, Sunday, January 12 following an illness of 4 days. He was the son of the late John and Polly Moore Cordle. Rev. Cordle had been a minister of the United Baptist Church for 53 years. He was married to Corenia Wheeler 52 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday evening from his home at Wilbru and burial was made in the Lon Hayes Cemetery. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Drew Fults of Millport, OH; fives sons, Monroe Cordle of Miami, FL, Lorenzo Cordle of Louisville, KY, Alfred Cordle of Adams, KY, Oka Cordle of Lucasville, OH and Milton Cordle of Wilbur. He is also survived by one brother Buck Cordle of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

DAVIS, Charlie G.

1880-1947

Charlie G. Davis, 66, 2547 Henderson Street, Ashland, a retired miner and farmer, died suddenly Wednesday of last week of a heart attack in Paintsville, KY where he had gone to visit. Mr. Davis, who had resided in Ashland for 2 1/2 years, was born March 19, 1880, in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of Amos and Rhoda Nickle Davis. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, the IOOF Lodge of Paintsville, and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Amanda Davis; three son, Verne C. Davis, Texas; Earl Davis, Williamson, WV, and Marcus Davis, Ashland; one daughter, Miss Dorothy Davis at home; a half-brother, Thoney Johnson, Paintsville and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1947

 

FOWLER, August (Hooper)

1909-1947

August (Hooper) Fowler, 37, 741 Winchester Avenue, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday at 10 a.m. at the home of Douglas Lewis, Louisa, KY where he was visiting. Mr. Fowler was born February 14, 1909 in Ashland, a son of Gus and Maggie Wells Fowler. Surviving are the parents; a daughter, Patsy Fowler, at home, two brothers, James Fowler, Ashland and Frank Fowler, Muncie, IN and one sister, Mrs. Lottie Miller, Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1947

 

HABERLIN, Carl W.

Carl W. Haberlin, 53 years old, of Prichard, died in a Huntington hospital Thursday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Memorial Church at Prichard, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Hager, of Louisa, KY. Mr. Haberlin suffered a paralytic stroke about 5 years ago and had never completely recovered. His health had grown steadily worse in recent months. He was a veteran of World War I and an employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., working mainly on the Big Sandy division. He was the son of John B. Haberlin and the late Amanda Cooksey Haberlin of Prichard. Surviving are the father, the widow, Mrs. Emily Morrow Haberlin; six children, Mrs. Wiley Litteral of Sciotovile, OH, Miss Jean Haberlin of Huntington, J. W. Haberlin of Rittman, OH, and Carl E., Joe and Wanda Haberlin at home; four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hurt and Mrs. Morris Lycan of Prichard, Mrs. C. E. St?? of Newport News, VA and Mrs. Borden Brinkley of Columbus and three brothers, Jack Haberlin of Prichard, Oscar Haberlin of Rittman and Bruce Haberlin with the armed forces in Germany. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

HUFF, Nancy (Wilson)

Mrs. Nancy Wilson Huff, 80, formerly of route 2, Prichard, WV, died Friday at her home in Rittman, OH, where she had resided for the past 5 1/2 years. Her husband, William Huff, died five years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Church on Joel Branch near Coleman, WV. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Wellman of Prichard. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ed Wellman and Mrs. Curtis Dean, Prichard and Mrs. James Lewis, Kenova, WV and two sons, a sister, Mrs. Frank Davis, Huntington, WV and a brother, Allen Wilson, Kenova. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

JOHNSON, Joseph Green

Joseph Green Johnson, 74, died near Louisa, Monday. His remains were taken to Ashland for burial. Mr. Johnson was a son of the late James W. and Sarah Cordle Johnson and had resided most of his life in Ashland and Lawrence County. Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Virgie Edwards to whom he was married 50 years ago; 8 daughters, Mrs. J. N. McBrayer of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Frank Young of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Charles Long of South Solon, OH, Mrs. Jack Griffith and Mrs. Hurston Griffith of London, OH, Mrs. Harry Farris of Huntington, Mrs. Gene Crable of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Charles Clark of Ashland; one son, James W. Johnson of London; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Salyers of Ashland and four brothers, William Johnson of Ashland, Walter Johnson of Brewing, KY, Jerry Johnson of Hanging Rock, OH and Amos Johnson of Watchinte, WA

 

MCCLURE, Arnoldus

1870-1947

Death came Thursday evening January 2 at the General Hospital to Arnoldus H. McClure, 76 years old, a resident of Yuma for 41 years. Born in Lawrence Co., KY in 1870, a son of the late William and Lucretia McClure, he received his education in his home state where he received his A.B, A.M. and Ph. D degrees. Mr. McClure went to Yuma, to accept the position as principal of the first grammer school, a position which he held for four years. Later he entered the real estate business and was at one time U. S. Commissioner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Miriam H. McClure, two sons: George and Kelly of Yuma, two daughters: Miss Miriam McClure, Yuma and Mrs. Louise Rhoades, now with her husband, Lt. Col. Owen R. Rhoades, who is serving with the U.S. Army, stationed at Paris, France, and two grandchildren: Miss Helen Louisa Rhoades, with the parents in France and Owen R. Rhoades, Jr. at the University of Oregon, Portland. One brother: S. M. McClure, Huntington, WV, another brother, Bascom McClure, preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were held at Johnson's Chapel Saturday morning at 10 with Rev. W. Edward Epps of the First Baptist Church in charge. Burial was in the family plot in the Yuma cemetery. Mrs. McClure is the former Miss Miriam Hatcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hatcher of Louisa and a sister of Miss Margaret Hatcher, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

MOORE, Emma

Emma Moore, 88 years old passed away at a local hospital in Louisa Saturday January 4 after an illness of six days. Mrs. Moore resided at the Lawrence County Infirmary. The funeral services were conducted for the county infirmary Sunday and interments were made in the County Infirmary Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

MOORE, Greenville

Greenville Moore, 72, retired farmer died Thursday morning at the home of a son, Virgil Moore of Chadwick's Creek, Boyd County, after an illness of the past week. Mr. Moore, a son of the late John C. and Martha Castle Moore, was a  native of Lawrence County, KY and resided here the greater part of his life, moving to Boyd County to reside with his son about 2 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Virgil and J. H. Moore, both of the Chadwick's Creek section, four daughters, Mrs. Con Rice of Bolt's Fork, Mrs. Roscoe Boggs of Rush, Mrs. Maywood Humble of Buchanan, and Mrs. Oscar Hess of Jewell Valley, VA, three brothers, John C. of Princess, Lindsey of Yatesville and James of Fallsburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Christian of Morgan's Creek, KY and Mrs. Mary Frazier of Zelda, KY, 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the grave in the Slone Cemetery, Fallsburg, at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, January 25. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1947

 

 

MURPHY, Lindsey

Funeral services for Lindsey Murphy, 76, native of Lawrence Co., KY whose death occurred Thursday night at his home near the residence of Den Queen on Trace Creek, Boyd County, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Chaffin of Seed Tick, Lawrence county, with burial following in the family cemetery. Rev. David Hewlett officiated. Mr. Murphy was a son of the late Arch and Susie Ratliff Murphy. He had been a resident of Boyd County the greater part of his life. Surviving are a son, Oliver Murphy of Richwood, WV, two daughters, Mrs. Chaffin of Lawrence County and Mrs. Frazier Nunley of Huntington, WV and two brothers, Harmon Murphy of Huntington and John Murphy of Hitchens, KY. Eighteen grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1947

 

NEWCOMB, Charles

Charles Newcomb, 63, a farmer of the Tabor Creek section of Wayne County, WV, who died at his home Monday, January 13, after an illness of two years, was laid to rest Wednesday, January 13. The funeral was conducted from the home, with the Rev. Roy Bellomy of Prichard WV officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay. A son of the late Abraham and Sarah Meade Newcomb, he was born in Lawrence County, KY. Surviving are six daughters: Mrs. Noah Wellman, Huntington, Mrs. Joe Vickers, Rittman, OH, Mrs. John Lester, Mrs. Robert Dean, Mrs. Raymond Borders and Mrs. James Lemaster, all of Fort Gay, WV; one son, Frank Newcomb, Huntington and one sister, Mrs. Myra Pack of route 1, Wayne, WV. His wife, preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Newcomb was a member of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

O'NEAL, Della (Nelson)

1894-1947

Mrs. Della N. O'Neal, 52, wife of Arzetus O'Neal, died at 1 a.m. Friday at her home, in Ashland following an illness of two months. She was born in Paintsville, KY, August 30, 1894, a daughter of John Wesley Nelson and Caldona Martin Nelson, who now reside at West Van Lear, KY; Surviving are the husband, the parents; two sons, Clem Wesley O'Neal of Ashland and Ralph J. O'Neal at home; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie a. Baker, Ashland and Miss Dorothy O'Neal at home; six brothers, Ernest and George B. Nelson, Louisa, KY, Earl and Charles W. Nelson, Paintsville, John Jr., and Joe Stanley Nelson, West Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Remmelle of Louisa and Mrs. Sammie Stapleton of Akron, OH; a grandson, Danny Wesley O'Neal of Ashland. Mr. O'Neal is a son of Lizzie Vinson O'Neal of Louisa and has many other relatives here. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

RAINES, Ida Florence

Mrs. Ida Florence Raines, 74, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Friday evening. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with burial following in the See Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lace Frasher, Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Kizzie Robinson, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Mollie Peck, Seattle, WA and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

RAYBURN, Robert

 Robert Rayburn, a resident of Queen Creek, Wayne County, WV, died Wednesday night at 9:30 at the home of his son, Fred Rayburn, Huntington, WV. He was a son of the late Joseph and Isabella Sweeney Rayburn and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 58 years. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Audrey Lester officiating. Burial was made in the Christian Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the son's residence in Huntington, Friday afternoon. Surviving are the widow; six daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Foster, Mrs. Charles Stephens and Miss Bernice Rayburn, all of Huntington; Mrs. Fred Henson, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. George Belched and Mrs. Edward Viers, Prichard, WV, four sons, Fred and Woodrow Rayburn, Huntington, and Clyde Christian, Portsmouth, OH and Homer Christian, Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1947

 

ROBINSON, Charles Harold

Charles Harold Robinson, infant son of Chester H. and Anna Burgess Robinson, of Georges Creek, died December 30th. Funeral was January 1st at the home, with Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. Surviving are the father and mother, three sisters, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Robinson, Pikeville and Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Burgess of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

SEE. Major Mart

Major Mart See, 67, of Denver, CO, formerly of Louisa, died in the Veterans Hospital in Denver, Thursday, January 2nd, following an illness of several months. The body will arrive in Louisa about January 10th, and will be accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mildfred See and his niece, Miss Lois Mae Mohler, of Los Angeles, CA. Funeral services will be at the Curtright Funeral Home, with burial in the family cemetery at Lick Creek. Born in Lawrence County, Mr. See was a son of the late John and Amanda (Puss) Miller See. His wife, Laura (Babe) Isaacs See, preceded him in death two years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Mildred See, Los Angeles, CA, one brother, David See, Charleston, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy See Cupp, Narrows, VA and Mrs. Nan See Tier, New Jersey. Mr. See was a member of the American Legions Post 89, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

SHEPHERD, Allie (Fannin)

 Mrs. Allie Shepherd, 81, widow of John Shephard, died Friday morning at 6:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Strother Wellman of 323 Tenth St., Catlettsburg. Death followed a brief illness. Mrs. Shepherd was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Bethania White Fannin, early resident of Boyd County. She had been a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 22 years and was a member of the West Catlettsburg Methodist Church and of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Surviving are a son by her first marriage, Ike Lawson of Detroit, MI, a step son, James Shepherd of Rush, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Michaels of Rush, KY, Mrs. Bert McCann of Ashland and Mrs. Strother Wellman of Catlettsburg, two step daughters, Mrs. Jake Fannin of Pedro, OH and Mrs. Brina Jones of South Webster, OH, a brother, John Fannin of route 4, Louisa, KY, and two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Shortridge of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Mark Shortridge of Ashland, 37 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

STRATTON, Alice (Chaffin)

Mrs. Alice Stratton, 44, of Van Lear, died Sunday afternoon of last week at a Huntington, WV hospital where she had gone Saturday for treatment and an operation. The body was returned here and funeral services were held at the Buchanan Chapel at Zelda Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in charge of the Jones Funeral Home of Paintsville. Mrs. Stratton is survived by her husband, William Stratton; two daughters and one son. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1947

 

THOMPSON, Asbury B.

Asbury B. Thomas, 73 years old, of Adams, KY died Friday evening January 24 in a Lexington hospital. He was the husband of the late Mrs. May McKinster Thompson, who died in 1939. Mr. Thompson was a retired farmer and merchant of Mattie, KY. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning January 28 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. S. V. Ball and Rev. William Burgess officiating. Burial was made in the McKinster Cemetery near Mattie. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Highburger of Rock Creek, OH and Mrs. Louanna Moore of Adams, KY; four brothers, A. H. Thompson, Bletton, IN, J. N. Thompson, Kenova, WV, William Thompson of Ulysses, KY and Garfield Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1947

 

WALLACE, Elizabeth (Moore)

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Wallace, (colored) 78, of Louisa, died at her home Friday, January 10, at 3:35 a.m. after an illness of two weeks. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Hariett Ferguson Moore. Funeral services will be conducted at the African Methodist Church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church and Rev. Cecil Hill, Pastor of the African Methodist Church of Louisa and Huntington in charge. She is survived by one daughter, Emogene Wallace Burgess, two sons, Austin Wallace, West Brentwood, NY and Stanley (Mose) Wallace, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Griffith, Williamson, WV and Mrs. Birdie Scott of Wartogo, WV; two brothers, Fred Moore, Williamson and Johnnie Moore, Fort Gay, WV. Her husband, John A. Wallace preceded her in death four years ago. Mrs. Wallace had been a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church for 50 years. Big Sandy News, January 10,  1947

 

WARD, ROSIE (Hicks)

Mrs. Rosie Hicks Ward, 74, died Saturday at the home of a son, James Fuller, Catlettsburg. Death followed an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Ward was a native of Lawrence County, KY, and had been a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 50 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, James Fuller, Catlettsburg, two grandsons, one sister, Mrs. Benny Coffey of Catlettsburg and five brothers, Will and Ike Hicks of Catlettsburg, Clarence and Calvin Hicks of Greenup and Enoch Hicks of Rush, KY. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

WEBB, Lindsey

Lindsey Webb, 78, prominent farmer of Gladys, KY, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of six weeks. He was a son of the late Andy J. and Mary Thompson ebb and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from his home with burial following in the family cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Saturday afternoon. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Kitchen Webb, to whom he had been married 58 years; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Ball, Gladys; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Compton, Mrs. Cora Thompson, Miss Belle Webb, all of Ashland and Mrs. Hattie Neal, Dennis, KY, seven brothers, Matt and Andy Webb, Gladys, Lewis Webb, Hitchins, Monroe Webb, Ashland; Cyrus Webb, Waverly, OH, Lafe Webb, Cincinnati, and Howard Webb, Dennis and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1947

 

YATES, Martha (Adkins)

Mrs. Martha Adkins Yates, 81 years old passed away Thursday morning, January 2 at 8 a.m. in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Yates was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Adkins of Yatesville. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 10 a.m. at the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg, with the Rev. Neff of Inez, formerly of Louisa, officiating. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Yates, whose husband, John W. Yates, died in 1930, is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs. James Bradley, Yatesville and Mrs. Maybelle Littlefield, Charleston, WV and one half-brother, Andrew Adkins of Yatesville. Mrs. Yates had been a member of the Methodist Church since she was 16 years old. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1947

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FEBRUARY

ADKINS, Larry Ray

Larry Ray Adkins, 2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Adkins of Louisa, died in a hospital in Huntington, WV Saturday, February 8. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa at 3 p.m. Rev. William W. Moore officiating. He is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mrs. Mary Lettie Adkins of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. George Hicks, of Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1947

 

ALEXANDER, Hattie (Robinson)

1881-1947

Mrs. Hattie Robinson Alexander, 65, widow of H. A. Alexander died February 15 at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. V. Kibbey, in Grayson, following a long illness. Mrs. Alexander was born in Carter County, near Willard, May 4, 1881. She was married March 20, 1926, to Andy Alexander, who preceded her in death 9 years ago. During her life time she taught school in Carter, Lawrence and Elliott Counties. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

BALL, Attison (Att) Wade

Attison (Att) Wade Ball, 72 years old, a retired farmer, died Wednesday night, January 29, at his home in Mattie, KY. He was the son of the late Greenville and Fannie Thompson Ball. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m. from his home with the Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Farley Ball, one daughter, Mrs. lee Hayes of Louisa; two sons, Burns Ball of Ashland and Robert Ball of Adams; one sister, Mrs. Malichi Wheeler of Blaine; one brother, Jeff Ball of Adams; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1947

 

CHAFFIN, Hubert M.

Hubert M. , 43 years old, of Grayson, KY, formerly of Louisa, died suddenly in a hospital in Huntington at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning of a heart attack. Son of Mrs. Emmaline Carter Chaffin and the late Bill Jim Chaffin of Louisa, he was married to Miss Mary Lewis Stovall, daughter of Dr. Stovall of Grayson, 16 years ago. Mr. Chaffin was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy. He was a member of the Willie C. Lewis American Legion Post, Trimble Lodge F and AM; and the Rotary Club of Grayson. He graduated from the Louisa High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church of Grayson for 15 years. Mr. Chaffin was a licensed embalmer and funeral director and had been the Sanitary Inspector of Carter County for 14 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the ?Basby Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. G. W. Townsend and the Rev. L. M. Rogers of Louisa, officiating. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary S. Chaffin of Grayson; his mother, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. John W. McNabb of Louisa and two nephews, Bill Jim and John McNabb of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

 

CURNUTTE, Rev. Reuben M.

Rev. Reuben M. Curnutte, 93 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Austin of Fallsburg, Thursday afternoon. He was the son of the late Reuben and Zylphia Holbrook Curnutte. Rev. Curnutte had been a minister of the Baptist Church for 35 years. Funeral services were conducted from the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg, Sunday morning, February 16, with the Rev. Dave Hewlette officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Austin of Fallsburg and Mrs. T. W. Stokoe of Panna, IL; six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

HAWS, Anise (Salter)

1889-1947

Mrs. Anise Salter Haws, 58, of Rose Hill, VA, died at her home Thursday, February 20th, at 8:10 a.. after a long illness. She was born February 16, 1889 near Louisa, the daughter of the late Harve and Adeline Short Salters. She was married to John Logan Haws on July 7th, 1907. Funeral services were held at the Rose Hill Methodist Church, Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Clarence Elmer Haws of Columbus, OH, Charles N. Haws of Rose Hill, Drew W. Hawes of Flint, MI, five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Blevins of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Adeline Cummins of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Edith Roeder of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Ethel Von Zynda of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Hilma Surber of Oak Ridge, TN. Mrs. Haws was a sister in law of George A. Haws of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 28,1947

 

JORDAN, John Lester

1876-1947

John Lester Jordan, 70, 1577 Cora Street, Springfield, OH, well-known in Ashland and the tri-state, died last Saturday at his home. He went to Springfield from Ashland three years ago. He was a former employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Ashland. Mr. Jordan was born April 28, 1876 in Lawrence County, KY, the son of Richard and Angeline Jordan. He was a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Springfield. Surviving are his widow, Myrtle, 1 son, Herndon of Springfield, two daughters, Mrs. Stewart Carter, Detroit, and Miss Wilma J. Jordan of Richmond, VA, a sister, Mrs. Martha Bradley of Charleston, WV, and a grandson, Stewart Carter, Jr. serving with the United States Navy. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

 

KELLEY, John Allen

John Allen Kelley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Garold M. Kelley of Louisa died in a local hospital Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fyffe and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kelley. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1947

 

LAYNE, Mary Bell (Nunley)

Mrs. Mary Bell Layne, 63 years old, wife of Charles R. Layne, of Louisa, route 4, passed away, Monday morning. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Cynthia O'Daniel Nunley. Mrs. Layne was born and reared at Louisa, route 4, near the mouth of  Blaine. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for several years. Funeral services were conducted  Thursday at the Newcomb Methodist Church and burial was made in the Harmon Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Steve Curnutte of Huntington, Mrs. Harry C. Burton of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Arthur White of Pearl Harbor; three sons, James Lewis Layne of Chattanooga, TN, Sgt. Charles E. Layne, Los Angeles, CA, Paul R. Layne, Pensacola, FL, two sisters, Mrs. James Frazier, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Ed Wooten, Louisa, route 4, five brothers, Frank Nunley, Springfield, OH, Lewis Nunley, Knoxville, TN, Bascom Nunley, Buchanan, KY, and Lindsey Nunley of Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

 

LYCAN, James Edward

James Edward Lycan, four years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lycan of Prichard, who died at the home of his parents Sunday, was buried in the Davis Cemetery following funeral service Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, KY. Surviving are the parents, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cansie Lycan of Fort Gay and the maternal grandfather, John B. Haeberlin of Prichard. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1947

 

MOORE, Ray

Ray Moore, 35 years old, of Louisa, route 2, passed away Monday at 3:30 p.m. in a Huntington hospital after an illness of five weeks. He was born at Adams, KY, son of Mrs. Jennie Simpson Moore and the late Lindsey Moore. He was a carpenter by trade. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Emma Northup Church of Griffith Creek, with the Rev. E. W. Lambert officiating. Burial was made in the Franklin cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucy Sammons Moore, his mother, Mrs. Jennie Simpson Moore, three sons, Logan Ray, Lindsey Earl and Billie Eugene, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Wellman of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Bill Maynard of Louisa, route 2; two brothers, Harold E. Moore of Louisa, route 2, and Giles Howard Moore of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1947

 

MOORE, Willie Donald

1947-1947

Willie Donald Moore, three day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willies P. Moore, passed away at the home of his parents, at Gallup, KY, Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home and burial was made in the McClure Cemetery. He is survived by the parents, grandparents, John P. Moore of Gallup and Mrs. Lou Wallace of Georges Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

PARKER, Luther

Luther Parker, 24 years old, son of Carl and Lilly Parks Parker of Columbus, died Saturday morning February 15, in a hospital in Columbus after an illness of two years. The body was returned to the Curtright Funeral Home here and funeral services  were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery at Smokey Valley. He is survived by his wife, Betty Parker of Columbus, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Parker, and two sisters, Sally Ann and Tatirella, all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

 

REED, Emogene (Murray)

1927-1947

Burns received over the week end at her home proved fatal in the Williamson hospital to a 19 year old mother of Canada, Pike County. Mrs. Emogene Murray Reed, wife of Joe Reed of Canada died at 4 p.m. Saturday of burns received six hours earlier when her housecoat caught fire as she passed the fireplace in her home. Mrs. Reed, who was born March 1, 1927 at Kenova, was a daughter of Homer Murray and Sally Stumbo Murray. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves one daughter, Norma Sue; three brothers, Escom Murray of Garrett, KY, Leonard Murray of Hazard, KY and Clifford Murray of Louisa, KY and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Blackburn of Meta and Misses Evelyn and Betty Murray of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1947

 

SHIVEL, Minnie Ellis (Shelton)

Mrs. Minnie Ellis Shivel, 81 years old, died at her home at Gallup, KY Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. following an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Shivel had resided in Gallup for the past 43 years. She and her husband, G. W. Shivel, had been married 66 years. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Shelton, and had been a member of the Chapman Methodist Church for 43 years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. S.B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in the McClure Cemetery near Gallup. She is survived by her husband, five daughters, Mrs. W. A. Parsons, Mt. Sterling, KY, Mrs. J. H. McClure and Mrs. W. T. Roberts of Huntington, Mrs. Jay Frazier of Auxier, KY, and Mrs. S. J. Hardin of Gallup; two sons, G. B. Shivel of Newport, KY and L. H. Shivel of Prestonsburg, KY; 39 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1947

 

SKAGGS, Dock F.

Dock F. Skaggs, 63 years old, died at his home at Martha, KY, Monday evening at 7 p.m.. Mr. Skaggs formerly lived at Barn Rock, KY, Johnson County. The son of the late Tom and Thursie Ann Skaggs, he had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 35 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating and burial was made in the Skaggs cemetery near Barn Rock. He is survived by his widow, Emily Josephine Skaggs, one sister, Mrs. Bill McKenzie of Galloway, OH and two half-brothers, Jay Young of Catlettsburg, route 1 and Cecil Cox of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

SPILLMAN, Rev. W. O.

Rev. W. O. Spillman, 77 years old, passed away at his home on Louisa route 3, in the Twin Branchy section, Wednesday morning at 4:05 after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Spillman had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 47 years and a minister of that faith for 45 years. He was married to Mathelia Carter 55 years ago. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Allen Elbins officiating. Burial will be made in the Berry Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, one sister, Mrs. Jim Berry of Yatesville and one brother, Martin Spillman of Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1947

 

STEELE, Jake

Jake Steele, 66 years old, died February 3 at the home of his brother, James O. Steele of Samaria, KY. Mr. Steele was a native of Lawrence County, moving to Carter County 2 1/2 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 5, under the direction of the Henderson Funeral Home of Grayson and burial was made in the Pierce Cemetery on Crane Creek. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1947

 

WEBB, Larner Jean

Larner Jean Webb, 5 years old daughter of Mrs. Orville Belfry, of Fort Gay, passed away at her home Friday afternoon, February 7. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home and burial was made in the Belfry Cemetery. She is survived by her mother; one brother, James Roger Belfry at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carnie Webb of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1947

 

WEBB, Laura B.

Mrs. Laura B. Webb, 69, 609 Twenty-third Street, Ashland, wife of John J. Webb, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday in the King's Daughters' Hospital. Although in poor health for several years, Mrs. Webb had been seriously ill for only one hour. Mrs. Webb, a resident of Ashland for 37 years, was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of John and Sarah Jane Lambert Queen. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday with the Rev. Carroll Hubbard, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Theora Neal at home; two brothers, Thomas and Alonzo Queen, Ashland, two grandchildren, Mrs. Donald Webb of Ashland and Mrs. J. B. Neal, Washington, D.C. and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

WELLS, Eda Rae

Eda Rae Wells, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Wells of Lexington, KY, died in the St. Francis Hospital, Monday, January 27th. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 1, at the Wells Cemetery near Blaine with the Rev. Alfred Chandler of Ashland and the Rev. John W. Moore officiating. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Sam Wells of Blaine and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Arrington of Cordell, KY. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

 

WELLS, Dr. Jake

Dr. Jake A. Wells, 65, president and chief surgeon of the Golden Rule Hospital at Paintsville and widely known in Eastern Kentucky medical circles, died in a Huntington, WV hospital, Saturday after a long illness of a heart ailment. Dr. Wells is survived by his widow, vice president of the hospital and two sons and a daughter. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1947

 

WORKMAN, Tennessee (Newman)

Mrs. Tennessee Newman Workman, 94 yeas old, of Kenova, who died at her home was buried in the Catlettsburg Cemetery following funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kenova Methodist Church where Mrs. Workman was a member. Mrs. Workman had been a resident of Kenova for 58 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leon Schortle of Atlanta and Mrs. B. F. Adams of Kenova; one step son, William Workman of Portsmouth, OH; one sister, Mrs. Mack Workman of Ceredo; one brother, L. F. Frasher of Fort Gay and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1947

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BELLOMY, William

1864-1947

William Bellomy, 83, retired farmer of Buchanan, KY, died at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, Thursday, after an illness of one week. Mr. Bellomy was born January 18, 1864, in Virginia, a son of John and Nancy Lakin Bellomy, both natives of Virginia. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Bellomy; five daughters, Mrs. Thomas VanHorn and Mrs. Wade VanHorn, both of Buchanan, Mrs. Earl Elswick , Louisa, KY, Mrs. George Bryant and Mrs. Dewey Queen, both of Ashland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Johnny Mooney of Ashland and 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1947

 

BLANKENSHIP, R. F.

R. F. Blankenship, 99 years old, passed away at his home, Louisa, route 1, Monday, March 3 at 4:35 a.m. He had resided at Louisa, route 1, for the past 13 years and prior to this he lived at Gamboree, Pike County, KY. Son of the late Preston and Polly Blankenship. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the home and burial was made in the Blankenship Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Freemont Hurley of Majestic, KY; three sons, W. H. Blankenship, Gamboree, KY; Perry C. Blankenship and F. T. Blankenship, Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

BROWN, Howard W.

1918-1947

Howard W. Brown, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, died at his home in Ashland Tuesday following an illness of one year. Mr. Brown was born May 13, 1918 in Ashland and attended Ashland public school, graduating from Ashland Senior High School. He was a member of the Church of God. A mechanic, he was employed by Henry Caproni. He is survived by his parents, a grandfather, Robert Miller, Lawrence County, KY and one sister, Mrs. Henry Caproni, Ashland; two brothers, Robert and Eugene Brown both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1947

 

CAIN, Walter L.

City Police Judge Walter L. Cain, 57 years old, died in a Huntington, WV hospital Friday morning after a heart attack. He had been a patient in the hospital only one day. He was born at Inez, KY, the son of the late W.T. Cain, Sr., and Sarah Anna Copley Cain and had resided in Louisa 41 years. He had been Police Judge of Louisa for the past 15 months and prior to this he was with the Cain Construction Company. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. O. C. Seevers and Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Loutie Marcum Cain; two sons, Chester Cain of Cincinnati, OH and Herbert Cain of Columbia, GA; five brothers: J. M. Cain of Huntington, WV, Fred F. Cain of Parkersburg, WV, W. T. Cain, Jr., A. R. Cain and A. V. Cain all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1947

 

GALLOWAY, Robert Lee

Funeral services for Robert Lee Galloway, 69, former member of the Catlettsburg city council and employee of McClelland Insurance Agency of Ashland, whose death occurred early Wednesday morning at his home after an illness of several weeks, was held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence, 403 36th Street, Catlettsburg. Mr. Galloway was the step grandson of Rev. Oscar Spears, of Gallup, KY. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

GAMBILL, Luna (Burchett)

1859-1947

Mrs. Luna Burchett Gambill, South Shore, KY, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday in Portsmouth General Hospital after an illness of three months. Mrs. Gambill was born January 29, 1859 at Louisa, KY, a daughter of Armstrong and Rebecca Pigg Burchett. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roberson Funeral Home with the Rev. A. C. Allen officiating. Burial was made in Siloam Cemetery at Fullerton, KY. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Fannin, South Shore and Mrs. Anne Blankenship, Louisa; 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Big Sandy News, March 21, 1947

 

HAMMOND, Pete

1895-1947

Pete Hammond, 51, of Ragland, machine man at the Mingo county operations of the Island Creek Coal Co., died at 2 p.m. Friday in the local hospital following an illness. Deceased was a native of Lawrence County, KY. He was born November 1, 1895, a son of John and Easter Endicott Hammond, and was the husband of Mrs. Virginia Endicott Hammond. Survivors include the wife: eight children, who are Mrs. Woodrow Nelson and Mrs. Lawrence Pack of Red Jacket; Mrs. Herman Napier of Rossmore, WV, Mrs. W. M. Richmond of Glenjean, WV; Helen and Betty Hammond of Ragland; Pete Hammond, Jr. of Red Jacket; and Ralph Hammond of Ragland; two brothers, Prince Hammond of Asheville, NC and James Hammond of Webb, WV; and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Bowen and Miss Nora Hammond of Webb. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of Woodrow Nelson at Red Jacket. Burial was in Fairview cemetery in Ragland. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

HENSLEY, Ted

Ted Hensley, 71 yeas old, died Monday March 10 at his home in Seth, WV, following an illness of several months. He was the son of the late John and Betty Lowe Hensley of Lawrence County. Mr. Hensley was a native of this county moving to Seth, WV 31 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. from the Church of God with the Rev. Luther Lambert officiating. Burial was made in the Comfort Cemetery at Seth. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sadie Spurlock Hensley; three sons, Tom, Charley, and Dutch Hensley all of Seth, WV; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Eugene Hensley of Louisa, route 2, one sister, Mrs. A. H. Perry, Sr., of Louisa route 2. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1947

 

JOHNSON, Edward

Edward Johnson, 69 years old, passed away at his home in Prichard, WV, route 1, Tuesday morning, March 4. Son of the late Benjamin and Mary Johnson and the husband of Bessie Stump Johnson. They had been married 25 years. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Miss Opal Johnson of New York, NY, Mrs. Billie McCormick of Fort Gay, WV, and Miss Jeanette Johnson at home; five sons, Walter Johnson at home, Benjamin David Johnson and Pearl Johnson of Shiloh, OH, Robert Johnson of Hollowsburg, OH and Charles Edward Johnson of Prichard, WV route 1; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Johnson of Greenup, KY, Mrs. Jeanette Kennedy of Genova, PA and Mrs. Clara Stuart of East Liverpool, OH. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

LAMBERT, H. W.

Elder H. W. Lambert, 91 years old, died at the home of his son, Reverend Edward W. Lambert, Louisa route 2, Saturday March 1. Elder Lambert had lived on Donithan Creek for 53 years. He was born at Effie, WV, the son of the lat Rev. Noah and Lettie Spencer Lambert, and had been a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years. Lucy Ellen Derefield, his wife died in 1939. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. from the home of his son with the Rev. W. B. Curnutte and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Lambert Cemetery. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Sammons, Ray, OH, Mrs. C. H. Meredith, Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Earl Kasee, Wellston, OH; two sons, Rev. E. W. Lambert, Louisa, route 2, and Sgt. Lindsey E. Lambert, Fort Dix, NJ. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

MEADE, Nora (Burton)

1880-1947

Following an illness of six months, Mrs. Nora Meade, 66, died Thursday afternoon of last week at 5:10 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Quincy Roberts, 331 Wheatley Road, Ashland. Surviving Mrs. Meade, a native of Lawrence County, where she was born may 14, 1880, a daughter of the late Davis and Rebecca Borders Burton, are a son, Roscoe Meade, route 2, Ashland, and three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Barker, Waverly, OH, Mrs. Ambers Austin, Louisa, KY and Mrs. Roberts. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1947

 

PREECE, Sarah Jane (Hardin)

Mrs. Sarah Jane Preece, 79 years old, wife of S. J. Preece, route 3, Louisa, died Monday morning in a local hospital following an illness of two yeas. She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Eliza Jane Hardin of Martin County, KY and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. A. DeLong, route 3, Louisa. Burial was made in the DeLong Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. DeLong of route 3, Louisa; three sons, J. H. Preece of route 4, Louisa, C. H. and E. E. Preece of route 3, Louisa; two step-daughters, Mrs. W. D. Fraley of Davella, KY and Mrs. W. M. Hardin of Gallup, KY; one step-son, Phillip Preece of route 4, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Preece of Inez, KY and Mrs. Jasper Parsons of Torchlight, KY; and three brothers, John, Ben and Tom Hardin all of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1947

 

RATCLIFF, Dora (Stansbury)

1866-1947

Mrs. Dora Stansbury Ratcliff, 80, pioneer resident of Pikeville, KY, died Thursday morning of last week in the Pikeville Methodist hospital. She had been ill several months. The octogenarian, who was born October 26. 1866 in Louisa, KY, had lived in Pikeville nearly all her life. She was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Copley Stansbury, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband preceded her in death 20 years ago. Survivors include three sons, Harry Ratcliff of Pikeville, Burl Ratcliff, of Rockwood, TN and John Ratcliff of Martin, KY, and four daughters, Mrs. Eva Conley and Mrs. Lou Wellman of McComas, WV, Mrs. Bell Sizemore and Mrs. Jenny Sizemore of Huntington. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1947

 

RIFFE, Mollie (Ross)

Mrs. Mollie Riffe, 82 years old died at her home, Louisa, route 4, Friday morning, February 28, following an illness of two years. She was the daughter of the late Judge John D. Ross and Martha Jane Leslie Ross. Judge Ross was the first judge of Boyd County. Mrs. Riffe was a life long member of the Methodist Church.. Married to William Theodore Riffe 60 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Methodist Church at East Fork, with burial in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, W. T. Riffe; five daughters, Mrs. J. A. Gallion and Mrs. B. G. Curtis of Ashland, Mrs. Martha gray at home, Mrs. Frances Dowling of Elizabethtown, KY and Mrs. Robert Frederick of Cincinnati, OH: seven sons, Kermit of Ashland, W.C. and Burns Riffe at home, Henry T. of Ashland, Ross of Newport, KY, Paul of Ironton and John D. Riffe of Fallsburg; 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

SAMMONS, Anna Bell (Rucker)

Mrs. Anna Belle Sammons, widow of the late Joshua Sammons, died February 17th at the Ceredo Nursing Home, Ceredo, WV. Mrs. Sammons had made her home with a granddaughter, Mrs. Gussie Conner of Michigan, for the past 10 years. While visiting with relatives in this county last November she became ill. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for several years and had lived in Lawrence County all of her life. Funeral services were held at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV with the Rev. Jay Dauvall officiating. Burial was made in Dock's Creek Cemetery. She is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Perry of Louisa; one step-son, Fred Sammons of Flat Rock, MI, 25 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Duty of Omar, WV and Mrs. Carrie Carter of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Richard Rucker of Milton, WV and Elza Rucker of Meadow Creek, WV. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1947

 

SMITH, Martha (Johnson)

Mrs. Martha Johnson Smith, 84 years old, died at her home at Sidney, WV, Sunday, March 2. Widow of the lat Tolbert S. Smith, Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Twelve Pole Baptist Church for 60 years. Born in Cabell County she had resided in Sidney for 61 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the home with the Rev. Henry Mullins and Rev. Homer Pelfery officiating. Burial was made in the Smith cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Ailiff of Fort Gay, WV; one son, Boyd Smith of Sidney, WV; one brother, W. L. Johnson of Branchland, WV; 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

WALDECK, Nicholas Ray

Following a year's illness, Nicholas Ray Waldeck, 40 years old, died at his home Thursday, February 27 at Portsmouth, OH. He was the son of John and Dorie Spears Waldeck formerly of Louisa. He was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted from the Emrick Funeral Home with the Rev. W. M. Hart officiating and burial was made in the Memorial Park Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Waldeck of Portsmouth; three brothers, James Waldeck of Portsmouth, Lawrence Waldeck of the United States Navy and Henry Waldeck of Columbus, OH. Mr. Waldeck was a nephew of Charles D. Waldeck of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1947

 

WOODS, Rebecca Evelyn (Caper)

Mrs. Rebecca Evelyn Woods, 88 years old, died early Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bennie Kodolsky of Fort Gay, with whom she had resided for the last 12 years. Mrs. Woods had been in ill health for the past 8 years. The daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Saunders Caper, she was born in Pulaski, County, VA and resided from many years at Welch, WV. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa with the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial was made in the Bartram Cemetery in Fort Gay. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bennie Kodolsky and Mrs. Mike Bailey of Fort Gay; one son, W. M. Woods of Welch, WV. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1947

 

YOUNG, Richard

Richard Young, 51, a resident of Nolan, WV, and an employee of the Pond Creek Colliery Co., died Monday morning in the Williamson hospital of injuries sustained early Saturday morning when the automobile in which he was riding, plunged over an embankment at Borderland. Mr. Young had been in critical condition since the accident, in which his son, Robert, 21, was only slightly injured. He received a severe head injury and a fracture of the right thigh. Mr. Young was born in Martin County, a son of Kenis and Ella Zeek Young who now reside at Fort Gay, WV. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving in addition to the wife, Mrs. Alice Young of Nolan, the parents, and the son, Robert, are four other sons, Walter Yong of Gilbert, and George Merle, Harold Gene, and Carl Raymond Young, all of Nolan; three daughters, Mrs. Ada Staton of Delbarton, Mrs. Chelsey Staton and Mrs. Ella Louise Chaffins, of Nolan; one brother, Frank Young of Man, WV and two sisters, Mrs. Belle Grimmett of Virginia and Mrs. Gladys Brooks of Martin, KY. Big Sandy New, March 14, 1947

 

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APRIL

BAILEY, Matilda (Sparks)

Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth Bailey, 64 years old, of Martha, KY died at her home Sunday. Daughter of the late G. W. and Lennie Grizzle Sparks, she had been a member of the Baptist Church for 39 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mazie Church with the Rev. Herman Ross, Rev. W. Moore and Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Charley Bailey; two sons, Ottis Bailey of Mazie, KY, and Ray Bailey of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. L. H. Skaggs of Russell, KY, Mrs. W. A. Lyon of Indian City, IN, Mrs. J. P. Hay, Fielding, KY, and Mrs. W. W. Bailey of Martha, KY; one brother, R. M. Sparks of Martha, KY. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

BALL, Kitty (Curnutte)

Mrs. Kitty Curnutte Ball, 74 years old, died at her home in Columbus, OH, Sunday, March 30, after a prolonged illness. She was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Curnutte of Adams, KY. she had lived in Columbus, OH for the past year and prior to this at Adams, KY. Her husband, J. W. Ball preceded her in death 20 years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Dry Ridge Methodist Church at Adams of which she had been a member for 40 years. Burial was made in the Ball Cemetery. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Riffite of Columbus, OH; one son, McKinley Ball of Columbus, OH; one brother, D. W. Curnutte of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

BROMLEY, Mary Elizabeth (York)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth York Bromley, 72 years old, wife of Dr. A.W. Bromley, passed away Thursday morning, in a local hospital following an illness of 7 years. Born at Glenhayes, WV, the daughter of the late Dr. L. S. and Permelia Georgia Allison York. They had been married for 57 years. Mrs. Bromley had resided in Louisa for the past 49 years and had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church since girlhood. The body will lie in state at the Curtright Funeral Home from which the funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. L. M. Rogers and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Dr. A. W.  Bromley; one daughter, Mrs. M. N. Horn of Columbus, OH, one son, L. Y. Bromley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

CASSADY, R. H.

Rev. R. H. Cassady, of route 4, Louisa, three miles below Fallsburg, died early Tuesday morning at his home after an illness of one year. He had resided near Fallsburg for the past 47 years, having moved here from Pike County. He is the son of the late James and Sarah Cassady also of Pike County. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, with the Rev. Davy Hewlette and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. He had been a minister in the Methodist Church for over 60 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Moore Cassady; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Hobson and Mrs. Huey Taylor, both of Ashland, two sons, Marvin Cassady of Ashland and E. M. Cassady of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

CHESTNUT, Martha

Mrs. Martha Chestnut died Thursday, March 27 in the Methodist Home in Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the home and burial was made in the Methodist Home Cemetery. Mrs. Chestnut was the aunt of Douglas Lewis. She was born and reared in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

DANIELS, George

George Daniels of Glenwood, this county, died Saturday morning at a Lexington, KY hospital. He was 63 years of age. Funeral services were held Monday at the Coburn Cemetery, Glenwood. He is survived by one brother, Harve of Glenwood. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

FITCH, Miriam (Arrington)

Mrs. Miriam Arrington Fitch, 77, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Atkins, Louisa, following an illness of four months. Mrs. Fitch, who had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years, was born near Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Jake and Susan Edwards Arrington. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. O. C. Seevers and the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Meade of New York, NY and Mrs. Atkins; one sister, Mrs. E. S. Grubb, Swink, OK, two brothers, Allen Arrington, Dingus, WV and Robert Arrington, New Mexico; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

HAY, Rebecca (Skaggs)

Rebecca Hay, 77, died last Thursday morning at the home of her son, Martin Hay at Martha, KY. Mrs. Hay was the daughter of David and Sarah Ann Skaggs. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with burial in the Hay Cemetery. She had been a member of the Elizabeth Church for the past 53 years. Surviving are the husband, J. F. Hay, four daughters, Mrs. Nora J. Prince, Plummer Landing, KY, Mrs. Samantha Boggs, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Emma Nickel, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Pruda Kitchen, Blaine, KY; and four sons, John David Hay, Isonville, KY, Martin Hay, Martha, Milton Hay, Springfield, OH and Nova Hay, Lexington, KY and one half-brother, Martin Lester, Martha. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1947

 

MANUEL, Martha

Ill 23 months, Mrs. Martha Manuel, 46 years old, wife of James Manuel died April 9th, at her home at Manton, Floyd County, a victim of paralysis. Mrs. Manuel was a native of Lawrence County and was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her husband and several sons and daughters, among whom are Arnold Manuel of Alphoretta, Mrs. Billy Sturgill, Manton, Mrs. Kay Childers, Grundy, VA, and Mrs. Walter England of Manton. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, Sherman and Caleb Large, both of Jackson and Mrs. John Bayes of Greenup and Mrs. Shady McDowell of Jackson. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1947

 

MOORE, Frederick Douglas (colored)

Frederick Douglas Moore, (colored), 63 years old, passed away at his home in Williamson, WV, Sunday. Born in Fort Gay, WV, son of the late William Henry and Harriet Gordon Moore. He had lived in Williamson, WV for the past 18 years and prior to this he lived in Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted from the home of a brother, John Moore, in Fort Gay, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Burial was made in the Bearer Cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ed Scott of Huntersville, WV and Mrs. John Griffith of Williamson, WV; one brother, John Moore of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

MOORE, Martha (Jordan)

Mrs. Martha Jordan Moore, 75, a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 50 years, died at 2 p.m. Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jay Smith of 3641 Park Street, Catlettsburg, after an illness of the past 7 months. Mrs. Moore was a native of Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late David and Jane Ball Jordan. She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Catlettsburg. Surviving are two sons, James Moore of Georges Creek, KY and Faris Moore of route 2, Ashland; three daughters, Mrs. Smith with whom she made her home, Mrs. Theodore Hicks of London, OH and Miss Joanna Moore of Ashland; three brothers, Leander, David and John Jordan, all of Columbus, OH, 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the United Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Steven Adkins of Huntington officiating. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

MORRIS, Phina (Wellman)

Mrs. Phina Morris, 63, wife of Arthur Morris of Cherokee, KY, died at her home Sunday evening following an illness of two years. She was a daughter of Mrs. Samantha Swetnam Wellman and the late Lindsey Wellman. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the home with burial following in the new Morris Cemetery. Mrs. Morris, who had been a member of the Christian Church for 32 years, is survived by her husband, the mother, one daughter, Lucille Morris at home, one sister, Mrs. Willie Grubb, Webbville, KY and a brother, Dr. Jerry Wellman, Des Moines, NM. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1947

 

MULLINS, Elbee

1903-1947

Funeral services for Elbee Mullins, 43, whose death occurred Monday afternoon at Catlettsburg, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Macedonia Baptist Church, 19th and Center Streets, with burial following in the Neal Cemetery on England Hill. Rev. Walter Johnson officiated and was assisted by Rev. Willard Conley. Mr. Mullins was born July 14, 1903 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Robert and Mary Carter Mullins. His death followed an illness of the past year. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Viola Castle Mullins, a stepson, George Castle, Jr., Catlettsburg, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bertha Kiser of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Charles Mullins of Ashland, Robert of Cherryville, KY, Jerry of Beaver Creek, KY and John of Lexington, KY and two sisters, Mrs. Bell of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lou Shannon of Georges Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1947

 

PORTER, Jim

Jim Porter, age 67, passed away at his home on Lick Creek last Friday. He was buried at the Bruin Cemetery at Bruin, KY. Rev. Sherman Hunnicutt officiated at the funeral. He leaves the following son and daughter, Ethel of Ashland, Earl and Willie of Ashland, Arvil of the armed forces in Germany and Willis of Bruin and Cecil at home. Big Sandy News, April 18,1 947

 

PRICE, Fred William

Fred William Price, 57, retired car salesman, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Ashland, following a brief illness. Mr. Price, who had resided in Ashland for 34 years, was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Phillip and Casteria Stewart Price both natives of Kentucky. He was a member of the Nazarene Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Hogan Price, 8 daughters, Mrs. Thomas Williamson, Knoxville, TN, Mrs. William Justice, Wurtland, KY, Mrs. Joe Blum, Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Charles Boggs, Ashland, Ruth, Betty Jo, Esther Mae and Nancy Jean Price, all at home; three brothers, Frank Price of Ashland, John Price, Columbus, OH and Jarred Price, Logan, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Caudill and Mrs. Edith Murray, Ashland and Mrs. Joseph Doyle, Massillon, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

 

PRINCE, Samuel

Samuel Prince, 74, died suddenly at his home, Adams, KY, Friday at 12:15 p.m. Mr. Prince, who was born and reared in Lawrence Co., KY, had resided at Adams for the past 9 years, moving there from Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Methodist Church with the Rev. S. V. Ball officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Saturday. Mr. Prince, a lifelong member of the Dry Ridge Methodist Church, is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bertha Copley Prince; six daughters, Mrs. Millard McComas, Oak Hill, WV, Mrs. George Longhorn, Mrs. William Anderson, Mrs. Roy Poe, Mrs. Leonard Moore and Mrs. Jim Caudill, all of Columbus, OH; three sons, Wert, Curt and John Prince all of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Taylor Bowe, Louisa, and Mrs. Isaac Adams, Columbus. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

RITTENBERRY, Amanda Phoebe

Mrs. Amanda Phoebe Darnell Rittenberry, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hardwick, route 2, Louisa, Thursday night. The body of Mrs. Rittenberry whose husband, John Rittenberry preceded her in death 36 years ago, was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the daughter's residence Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hardwick home with burial following in the Hardwick Cemetery. Mrs. Rittenberry, a lifelong member of the Methodist Church is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John McKenzie, Louisa and Mrs. Hardwick, and 26 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

SHANNON, Dr. Frederick F.

1877-1947

Dr. Frederick F. Shannon, 70 years old, who was one of the greatest preachers of the world and one of Louisa best loved citizens, died at his home in Chicago, IL Monday at 8:50 p.m. after an illness of two weeks. Son of the late James W. Shannon and Kate P. Sullivan Shannon of Louisa. Dr. Shannon was born February 11, 1877 at Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. His parents, moved to Lawrence County, KY when he was six weeks old. He attended the Louisa school and in 1889 an advertisement appeared in the Big Sandy News as follows: Boy wanted to learn the printing trade. Apply at this office. The successful applicant was Fred Shannon, age 12 years, whose home was one mile outside of town. He lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Christian Sullivan, while working at the News office.

 

He was told to report the next Monday morning for initiation into the duties of "devil" in a country printing office. At five a.m. that morning he was sitting on the step impatiently awaiting the hour for the doors to open; which was 7 a.m. He began by sorting "pi". Dr. Shannon worked for nearly 8 years for the Big Sandy News. At the age of 18 he was converted in a revival meeting at the First Methodist Church in Louisa and his 20th years he secured a position as a printer in a Southern Methodist Publishing House at Nashville, TN, as part of his plan to attend school. Graduating from Harvard University, he was ordained as a Southern Methodist minister and his first charge was Logan, WV. He spent two years in this conference.

 

Dr. Shannon and his wife, the former Effie Grace Meyers of York, PA, whom he married in 1903, spent in Europe and the Holy Land and upon his return he was called as pastor of the Grace M. E. Church of Brooklyn, NY, where he served from 1904 to 1912. He served as minister of the Reformed Church in the same city from 1912 to 1919 and from 1920 until 1941 at the Central Church in Chicago. He resigned in 1941 to write, becoming the author of 21 books the latest of these "The Christ of God". Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Effie Meyers Shannon; one son, Frederick Shannon, Chicago; one brother, Ernest E. Shannon, Louisa, three sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Ruth Shannon and Mrs. Quinn McClure, all of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted from the Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Clyde Howard, pastor, officiating. The body was taken to York, PA for burial. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1947

 

SPARKS, William

Rev. William Sparks, 76, a minister for 40 years, died at 2:15 Monday at his home in Clifford, KY, where he had resided for the past 52 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Salmons Sparks, five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Hancock, Huntington, Mrs. Leonard Marcum, Louisa, Mrs. Henry Perry, Radnor, WV, Mrs. Frank Marcum and Mrs. Mont Crum, Delbarton, WV; five sons, Joel, Clifford, George, Route 2 Louisa, Charlie, Kermit, WV, Lindsey, Delbarton, and Burnett Sparks, Red Jacket, WV and two brothers, Cobe and Hugh Sparks, both of Yatesville, KY; 71 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1947

 

STEPP, Easter (Fields)

1868-1947

Mrs. Easter Fields Stepp, 78, whose parents were among the first settlers in the Kermit section, died March 31, at her home at Kermit. She had been ill the past four weeks of pneumonia. Mrs. Stepp was the widow of Harrison Stepp, N & W Railway employee, who preceded her in death three years ago. She was born July 23, 1868, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Reuben and Matilda Porter Fields. She was about 15 years of age when her family moved from Lawrence County to Kermit in the 1880's. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and widely known in the lower section of Mingo County. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lillie DeLong of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Alice Johnson of Williamson, Mrs. Frank Simpson, Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Marian Cisco, Borderland; one sons, Walter Stepp, Kermit; five brothers, George Fields, Ashland, KY, Everett Fields, Kenova, Jim and Ira Fields, Allen, KY and Bill Fields, Martin County, KY and one sister, Mrs. Emily Stepp, Kenova. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1947

 

THOMPSON, Anna Laura (Chadwick)

Mrs. Anna Laura Thompson, 67 years old, widow of Martin V. Thompson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Chaffin, of Louisa, route 3, Sunday April 20, after an illness of 9 years. She was the daughter of the late James K. and Cassie Bolt Chadwick. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday 10:30 a.m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chaffin. Burial was made in the Thompson cemetery near Dennis, KY with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Chaffin, Mrs. Harry Burchett, Mrs. Ray Short and Miss Edra Thompson, all of Louisa, route 3; two sons, Blanton Thompson of Circleville, OH and Sim Thompson of Ashland, KY; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Webb of Gladys, KY, two brothers, T. H. Chadwick of Buchanan, KY and W. D. Chadwick of Cadmus, KY; one nephew, Raleigh Chadwick of Nevada, whom she raised. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

THOMPSON, Lafayette K.

Lafayette K. Thompson, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Weston, WV hospital following an illness of 7 years. Funeral services were held at the home of the parents. Burial was made in the family cemetery. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Thompson is survived by the parents and two brothers: Fred and Cecil Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

VAUGHAN, Dr. C. M.

Dr. C. M. Vaughan, 63, died Thursday at his residence, 252 Huston Ave., Paris, KY. Dr. Vaughan was a son of John L. and Virginia Wilson Vaughan. He was a graduate of the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, and took his postgraduate work at the Chicago Medical School. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Paris where he taught the Bible Class. He was a member of the Bourbon Medical Society, American Medical Association, and was on the staff of the Massie Memorial Hospital, Paris. He was a member of Bourbon Post No. 30, American Legion and a veteran of World War I. He had lived in Paris for the last five years. Preceding that time he practiced medicine in Harrisonburg, KY. The body arrived in Ashland Saturday afternoon and was taken to the John Steen Funeral Home where funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. John G. Whitt officiating. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Rose Vaughan; one son, Claude Milton Vaughan, JR., Paris, one brother, J. A. Vaughan, Louisa, KY, three sisters, Mrs. Albert Caperton, Louisa, Mrs. O. R. Morgan, Greensboro, NC and Mrs. Carl Frazier, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1947

 

WEBB, John M.

1856-1947

John M. Webb, 91, retired merchant, died Tuesday at his home, in Ashland, following an illness of one week. Mr. Webb, who has resided in Ashland for 26 years, was born at Glenwood, Lawrence County, KY, February 17, 1856, a son of John and Elizabeth Sturgill Webb. Before coming to Ashland he lived at Willard, KY. He was a member of the First Christian Church, a past master of the Masonic Lodge at Willard and a member of the Maysville Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Katherine Partlow Webb; one son, E. B. Webb, Lexington, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Campbell, Ashland and Mrs. Austin Triplett, San Antonio, TX; one brother, F. M. Webb, Louisville, KY, one sister, Mrs. Walter Queen, Glenwood; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1947

 

WORKMAN, Mary (Chaffin)

Mrs. Mary Workman died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Rev. W. B. Curnutte, of Louisa. She was the daughter of the Mr. and Mrs. John Chaffin, deceased, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Workman was the widow of the late John Workman who preceded her in death in 1943. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home. The Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in the Busseyville Cemetery. Mrs. Workman is survived by four sons, the Rev. W. B. Curnutte, Louisa, Lon Workman, Prestonsburg, Oscar Workman, Columbus, OH and Charles Workman, Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1947

 

YOUNG, Alice (Sparks)

Mrs. Alice Sparks Young, 78, died at her home in Ulysses, KY, at 11 p.m. Friday. Her husband, the Rev. G. H. Young, preceded her in death 12 years ago. Mrs. Young, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years, was a daughter of the late Nathan and Elizabeth Craft Sparks. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Church near Ulysses with the Rev. Vanhorn and the Rev. Webb officiating. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Borders and Mrs. Charlie Borders, both of Ulysses, Mrs. G. M. Keiffer, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. A. O. Robertson and Mrs. Ellis Walker, both of Ashland; three sons, W. M. Bradley and Bernard Young, Ashland and Haskie Young, Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1947

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BERRY, Millard

Millard Berry, 47 years old, died suddenly Tuesday evening following a heart attack at his home near Yatesville, KY. son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Berry, he was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the home of Elbert Austin at Yatesville and burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Lester and Willard Berry, both at home; one half sister, Mrs. Torie Spillman of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

BURTON, David A.

David A. Burton, 49, of Mansfield, OH, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton of Huntington died in a Mansfield hospital Sunday. The body was taken to Huntington Wednesday for funeral services and burial was Thursday in the Harmon Cemetery near Louisa, KY. Mr. Burton was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad for nearly 30 years. Surviving are the widow, the former Artie Page of Huntington and five children. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

COOMER, Dr. R. C.

Dr. R. C. Cooer, 73, died at his home in Richmond, Monday. He was a native of Lee County and practiced here many years ago. He has been prominent in Kentucky medical circles since 1903. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Dr. Coomer is survived by two sons, Dr. O. B. Coomer and Dr. R. B. Coomer, dentists of Louisville, and a sister, Mrs. T. L. Goodlet, Ludlow, KY. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

DANIELS, Mary Ellen (Scarbury)

1876-1947

Mrs. Mary E. Scarbury Daniels, 75, died at her home at Ft. Gay, WV, May 9 following an illness of two weeks. She was born at Nippa, Johnson Co., KY a daughter of the late Fred and Alifair Daniels Scarbury. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Audrey Lester officiating. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery near Ft. Gay. Surviving are the husband, S. V. Daniels; four daughters, Mrs. John Ash, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Curtis VanHorn, Franklin Furnace, OH, Mrs. Ivory Lipp, Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Otto Shuff, Harold, KY; five sons, Hobert Daniels, Holden, WV, Everett Daniels, Logan, WV, Garrett Daniels, Ironton, OH, Ellis and Ralph Daniels, Franklin Furnace, and two step sons, Mart Daniels, South Point, OH and Willie Daniels, New Boston, OH. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

DEAN, Robert M.

1862-1947

Robert M. Dean, 85, well-known former resident of Deering, Lawrence County, OH died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Earl Pratt of 306 South Fifth Street, Ironton. Mr. Dean, a native of Lawrence County, KY, near Louisa, had lived with his daughter for the past two years, and had been an invalid for 8 years. He was born February 27, 1862, a son of the late Judge James R. and Mrs. Emily Walters Dean, and was married October 17, 1905 to Miss Clarissa Moore. They moved to Ohio in 1921 and established their home near Deering. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Lafe Pratt and Shannon Dean, both of Ironton, one step-daughters, Mrs. Sam Derifield of Deering, a nephew, Jack Gartin, one brother, Stanton Dean of Simmons, MO, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Graham of Trinity, KY. Mr. Dean was a member of the Ice Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Dean was the uncle of Dr. L. S. Hayes and Miss Irene Barrett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1947

 

FIELDS, E. F.

1861-1947

E. F. Fields, 86, a retired farmer and merchant of Moree, Martin County, died Monday of last week at the home of a son, H. A. Fields of Beauty, KY. Mr. Fields was born in March 1861, a son of the late Preacher Billy Fields and Annie Bond Fields of Louisa, KY. He was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. His wife, Rebecca, preceded him in death 16 years ago. Survivors include four sons, Amos Fields of Sprigg, Kennis Fields of Lovely, KY, H. A. Fields of Beauty, and Elmer Fields of Big Creek, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Muncy Cassady of Inez, and Mrs. Vinnie Kirk of Moree, KY; one sister, Mrs. Kate Fields of Ironton, OH and one brother, Sam Fields of Mt. Vernon, KY. He also leaves 35 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

HATFIELD, Martha Ann

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ann Hatfield, 66, 1311 Kentucky Avenue, Ashland, who died at 12:45 p.m. Friday in the King's Daughters' Hospital, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Church of God with the Rev. Herschell D. Rice, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Lykins. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Hatfield, who had resided in Ashland for 38 years, was born February 2, 1881 in Lawrence County, KY. Her husband, the late General Hatfield, preceded her in death in 1929. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1947

 

HICKS, James W.

James W. Hicks, 56, a retired merchant, of Martha, KY, died Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Hospital at Huntington, WV following an illness of four months. Mr. Hicks, a veteran of World War I, was born at Spann, KY, and came to the Blaine oil fields as superintendent in 1920, later entering the merchandising business, from which he retired one year ago. He had resided at Martha for 27 years. He was a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195, R.A.M. and the W O. Johnson Post No., 89 of American Legions. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to Monticello, KY Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Spann Baptist Church. Surviving are the father, ?? Hicks and one sister and two brothers. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

HURLEY

Four persons shot to death near Fort Gay, WV, May 3, were buried Thursday of last week in Dean Cemetery in Wayne county while 400 relatives and neighbors looked on. A Baptist preacher, 78 years old Rev. William (Uncle Billy) Carroll conducted funeral services in the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church near Fort Gay for Mrs. Oliver Hurley, wife of the man named as the slayer; her 3 year old son, Jay; Mrs. Nora Belle Skeens, Mrs. Hurley's sister, and Mrs. Skeens' 18 months old son, Lawrence. Oliver Hurley, names as the killer by a coroner's jury, and his brother, William, whom he was charged with having killed, were buried in a double grave Wednesday. Rev. Carroll speaking to those who attended the services, many of whom contributed to the funeral costs in a free-will offering, pleaded with the congregation to forgive Hurley. "We must say, as Christ said, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do.' We must be willing to follow Christ all the way." he added.

 

LYON, William Albert

1875-1947

William Albert Lyon, 72, 3024 Central Avenue, Ashland, former groceryman, died at his home at 12:30 a.m. Monday following a short illness. Mr. Lyon, a resident of Ashland for 27 years, was born in Lawrence County, KY, March 25, 1875, a son of Colba and Phoebe Jane Lyon. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the United Baptist Church in Whitehouse, KY, with the Rev. Alonzo Wright officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Etta Lyon, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Sparks, Ashland, and Mrs. Mary Stafford, Huntington, WV, and two brothers, H. J. Lyon, Huntington and A. E. Lyon, Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

MCKENZIE, Oakley

Funeral services were conducted Monday and Tuesday for the two victims who were burned to death Sunday morning about 2 a.m. when the McKenzie home caught on fire at Martha, KY. William Sparks, Jimmie Sparks, Everett Sparks and Oakley McKenzie had attended church in Elliott County and had returned to the home of Oakley McKenzie, which is just about 100 yards from the Elliott County line. Fire broke out in the house about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Everett Sparks and Jimmie Sparks escaped. They tried to get one of the other boys out but the  flames were so intense that they were unable to get back into the house. Lowell Edwards, Justice of the Peace, of Blaine, held the inquest. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. for William Sparks, Jr., son of Rev. William and Bertha Barker Sparks form the home of his parents with Rev. G. W. Sparks officiating and burial was made in the Barker Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, 6 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Sparks of Martha, Mrs. Magdalene Stephens, of Blaine, Mrs. Erma Skaggs of Mazie, Misses Imogene, Evaline and Ilene Sparks all at home; three brothers, Noah, Everett and Conard Sparks, all of Martha, KY. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning for Oakley McKenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollie McKenzie at the home of his parents. Burial was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Magadlene Holbrook McKenzie, two children and his parents. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1947

 

MOORE, Mary Malissa (Crace)

Mrs. Mary Malissa Moore, 44 years old, wife of Andrew Moore of Fallsburg, died in a local hospital in Ashland, Wednesday, May 21, where she had been a patient for six weeks and following an illness of two years. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menford Lee Crace of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church in Fallsburg, with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial was made in the Moore Cemetery under the  direction of Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband; the parents; three daughters, Betty Jean, Ruth Ann and Janice Sue Moore at home; three sons, Winfred Moore of Huntington, Vinson Lee and Paul Eugene Moore at home; four sisters, Mrs. Dock Blanton of Paintsville, Mrs. Clyde Richardson of Ashland, Miss Clemma Crace and Miss Edna Crace of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1947

 

PETERS, Cuzzie (Robinson)

1861-1947

Mrs. Cuzzie Robinson Peters, 79 years old of Huntington died Sunday night in a Huntington hospital. She was born at Fort Gay on January 7, 1861, the daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Frazier Robinson, and had been a resident of Huntington since  1931. She was the widow of the late Charles B. Peters. Surviving are five sons, Everett L., Frank E., Charles E. and the Rev. M. N. Peters of Huntington and Carmie W. Peters of Clifford, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Lutie Adkins and Mrs. Lucy Chaffins of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Lycans of Huntington, Mrs. Ella Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Isadore Spears of Fort Gay; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

PRINCE, Noah

Noah Prince, 42, a former resident of Adams, KY, died Monday evening in a Lexington, KY hospital following an illness of 13 years. He was a son of John P. and Ellen Whitt Prince. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dry Ridge Methodist Church with the Rev. S. V. Ball officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of a sister, Mrs. Milt Fugitt at Adams, Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Chester Roberts, Sharpsville, PA and Mrs. Fugitt; two brothers, Dave Prince of route 3, Louisa and Mason Prince of Adams. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

SIMPKINS, Della McCoy (Anderson)

Mrs. Della McCoy Simpkins, about 65, who had made her home the past 12 years with a brother, Sailor McCoy of Matewan, died Sunday morning at 10:15 a.. in the Matewan clinic. She suffered a stroke Friday night and was admitted to the hospital on the following morning. Mrs. Simpkins, whose husband, Elwood Simpkins, died several years ago, was a daughter of the late William Anderson and Sarah McCoy Anderson. She had resided in the Matewan section most of her life time. She spent several years in Louisa, KY where she became a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Glenn McCoy of Matewan, and two brothers, Sailor McCoy of Matewan and William T. McCoy of Pike County. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1947

 

SLUSS, Hobert Jessie, Jr.

Hobert Jessie Sluss, Jr., three day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert J. Sluss, Sr., of Columbus, OH passed away in a local hospital in Louisa, Wednesday morning at 11:45 a.m. Funeral services will probably be held Friday afternoon from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hatcher of Fort Gay, with Rev. J. C. Hager of the Louisa Baptist Church officiating. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hatcher of Fort Gay, WV and Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Sluss of Warfield, KY. the body was removed from Curtright Funeral Home Thursday to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hatcher. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1947

 

STEELE, John Lee

John Lee Steele, 13 months old son of Paul and Lolene Rogers Steele of Houckville, KY, was killed instantly Wednesday morning when his grandfather, Forrest Rogers, backed over him with a truck. The child was playing behind the truck and Mr. Rogers did not see him when he got into the truck. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steele, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Clabe Steele, all of Houckville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

THOMPSON, Lowell Edward

Lowell Edward Thompson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thompson of Wilbur, KY, died in a local hospital Tuesday evening, May 27, at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services were conducted from the O'Bryan Cemetery at Wilbur Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Surviving are the parents, 9 sisters, and 3 brothers; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. O'Bryan and J. W. Thompson of Cordell, KY. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1947

 

THOMPSON, Taylor

Taylor Thompson, 74, died at the home of his brother-in-law, John Copley, Fort Gay, WV, route 1, Thursday, May 15, following an illness of four days. He was the son of the late Taylor and Effie Biggs Thompson. Funeral services were conducted from the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek, Saturday at 10 a.m. May 17, and burial was made in the Frasher Cemetery with Rev. Grant Raines officiating. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. Copley of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Effie Ray of Stone Coal, KY; two brothers, Andy Thompson of New Boston, OH and Richard Thompson of Webb, WV. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1947

 

THORPE, Elizabeth (Coomer)

1866-1947

Mrs. Elizabeth Coomer Thorpe, 81 died at her home near Canyon Falls, Thursday, May 1. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, John Thorpe, Saturday, by the Rev. Roy Adams. Mrs. Thorpe was a daughter of the late Jack and Eliza Coomer and was born June 20, 1866. In 1883, she was married to Jackson Thorpe, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Alpha Thorpe and Dode Spencer of Canyon Falls, Mrs. B. H. Kincaid and Mrs. J. R. Shell of Louisville, Mrs. D. T. Neeley of Cincinnati, and Mrs. A. B. Little of Winchester; four sons, John and Ollie James of Canyon Falls, and Cash and Robert, one step son, W. H. of Hazard. She is also survived by 55 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1947

 

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BANFIELD, Virginia (VanHoose)

Injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday afternoon were fatal to Mrs. Virginia Banfield, 34, of 166 East Second Avenue, Williamson, WV. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry VanHoose of Louisa. The accident occurred on the Brushey Fork road of Big Creek at Varney, KY. Mrs. Banfield, wife of Everett Banfield, a Pond Creek colliery employee, was driving an automobile belonging to Steve Doka of New Camp, Pike County, Doka was treated at a hospital in Williamson for contusions of the head and arm. Mrs. Banfield suffered internal injuries and died at a Williamson hospital a short time after she was received for treatment. An investigation of the accident by the Kentucky state highway patrol revealed that the automobile left the narrow gravel road and overturned four time down the mountainside. The mishap occurred near the home of Emmett Case of Varney and the injured were taken to the hospital by Case and a neighbor. Mrs. Banfield is survived by her husband, her parents, four brothers, Ed VanHoose of New Camp, Charles V. and Leon VanHoose of Louisa, and Walter V. VanHoose of Walen; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Bellomy and Mrs. Otis Webb of Fort Gay and lassie and Billie Jo VanHoose of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the home of Ed VanHoose in New Camp with the Rev. Walter Mitchell, pastor of the Williamson First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1947

 

BELCHER, Ella Brook

Elle Brook Belcher, 2 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold T. Belcher of route 2, Louisa, Griffith Creek section, died in a local hospital Tuesday morning at 1:10 a.m. following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the home and interment was made in the Perry Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Survived by the parents; two sisters, Mary Ellen and Sally Marie; one brother, Billy Arnold, all at home; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Belcher and Mr. Ray Perry of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

BRUCE, Bill

Bill Bruce, 18, died at Omar, WV, Saturday, June 21, after an illness of 18 months. He was formerly of Fort Gay, moving to Omar about 3 years ago. The body was returned to the Curtright Funeral Home and taken to the home of Mrs. Robert Meade of Hubbards Town, WV. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Farley officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cleo Yates, step father, Reynolds Yates and one brother, Bobbie Yates all of Omar, WV. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 947

 

CHANDLER, Sanford Marion

1870-1947

Sanford Marion Chandler, 76, a retired farmer of Ulysses, died Tuesday, June 24, at his home following an illness of two years. He was a son of the late William and Mary Wheeler Chandler and had been a member of the Church of God for 45 years. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Millie Bates Chandler; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Lykins of Dunbar, W.VA, Mrs. Effie Johnson of Charleston, W. VA, Mrs. Dina George of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Judd of Lowmansville, two sons, Virgil Chandler of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mitchell Chandler of Portsmouth, Ohio, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Young and Mrs. Mina Boyd of Ashland, and Mrs. Manda Pack of Los Angeles, California, and two brothers, Frank Chandler of Salyersville, and Jasper Chandler of Ulysses. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of God at Chestnut Grove with the Rev. J. W. Lykins and Rev. Henry Griffith officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1947

 

COLLINSWORTH, Jeff

Jeff Collinsworth, 77, prominent farmer, died at his home near Fallsburg Thursday following an illness of several months. Mr. Collinsworth, a former teacher and merchant, was born at Thomas, Pike County, and was a son of the late Thomas and Emmaline Shortridge Collinsworth. He was a member  of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 a.m. from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Byron Edmons, of Catlettsburg, officiating. Burial was made in the Collinsworth Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Laura Maynard Collinsworth, a daughter, Mrs. W. b. May, route 4, Louisa, two sons, Henry Collinsworth, of Catlettsburg, and Thomas Collinsworth of Huntington; one brother, M. B. Collinsworth of Catlettsburg; and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Juen 13, 1947

 

CRABTREE, Stephen Ray

Stephen Ray Crabtree, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Crabtree of Columbus, OH died Sunday at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Venia Crabtree, route 3, Louisa, following an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Crabtree Cemetery, route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Custer Bishop officiating. Surviving are the parents, six sisters, Mrs. Wilmer Chaffin of Webbville, Mrs. Raymond Cramblit of Columbus, Misses Clara, Rosemary, Maxine and Violet Crabtree, all of Columbus and two brothers, Ishmael Crabtree and W. H. Crabtree both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

FUGETT, Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas Fugett, 78 years old, of Huntington, died in a hospital there May 23. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Kirk of Huntington and Mrs. Maxine Henson of Hurricane; one son, Frank Fugett of Fort Gay; one brother, Millard Fugett of Louisa, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Luther Hardwick at the Mill Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

MAYNARD, Samuel

Samuel Maynard, 80, brother of Mrs. Gilbert Elkins of Fallsburg and a resident of 517 10th Street, Gray Hill, Catlettsburg, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning in a Lexington, KY hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Pike County, KY, a son of the late Mose and Rebecca Todd Maynard, and had been a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 50 years. His wife, Margaret Henson Maynard, preceded him in death three years ago. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

McCLURE, W. B.

Dr. W. B. McClure, 90 years old, died in a hospital in Lexington, KY, Tuesday, June 11, after an illness of two months. He was a son of the late Strother and Martha Garrett McClure of Louisa. Dr. McClure was born and reared in Lawrence County and graduated from the Louisville School of Medicine. He had resided in Lexington for the past 50 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martha Storey of Lexington, KY, one brother, Dr. George M. McClure of Danville, KY and one sister, Mrs. T. J. Snyder of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

MOORE, Tom

Tom Moore, 61 years old, of Adams, died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in a Louisa Hospital following a long illness. He was the son of the late Thorton and Elizabeth Moore. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of a brother, Bery Moore, at Mattie. Burial was made in the Thorton Moore Cemetery. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Fred Short of Adams; three brothers, Jay and Dillon Moore of Adams and Bert Moore of Mattie. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

PENNINGTON, Earl

Funeral services  for Earl Pennington, 17, of Fort Gay, WV, route 1, who died Saturday in a Louisa hospital, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pennington Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home of an aunt, Mrs. Fred Doss of Fort Gay. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Belcher, Miss Jeanette Pennington, and Miss Violet May Pennington, all of Fort Gay; and one brother, Dennis Pennington of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

PICKLESIMER, FRED

1864-1947

Fred Picklesimer, 83, former resident of Louisa for 44 years before moving to Ray, OH 20 years ago, died Friday, May 30th, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Petry, of Ashland, following an illness of 7 years. The son of the late John and Catherine Bayes Picklesimer, he had been at the home of Mrs. Petry for six months. His first wife, Mary Holley Picklesimer, died in 1923, and in 1926, he married Miss Hallie Pack. Mr. Picklesimer was a member of the Methodist Church at Busseyville, KY for several years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. Petry, Mrs. Taylor Billups of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. O. B. Helton of Ashland, Mrs. L. D. Jones of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Clyde Curnutte of Louisa; one son, C. E. Picklesimer of Ashland, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

REDWINE, Talmadge B.

Talmadge B. Redwine, 54, Sandy Hook merchant and candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Representative in Lawrence and Elliott county district, died Tuesday, June 17. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Sandy Hook Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Charles Vansant, officiating. Mr. Redwine was a son of Mrs. Belle Greene Redwine and the late Matthew M. Redwine. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his mother; his wife, Mrs. Faye Greene Redwine; three sons, John, Carl and Curtis Redwine and a brother, Virgil Redwine of Sandy Hook. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Whitt,and Mr. L. D. Fyffe, all of Louisa, attended the funeral services. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 947

 

SAMMONS, Emma (Maynard)

Mrs. Emma Maynard Sammons, 78, well-known resident of Clifford died Friday evening, June 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hobart Bush of 3428 Greenup Avenue, Ashland. She had been residing at the Bush home for the past three weeks. Mrs. Sammons' first husband, Lark Maynard, died 41 yeas ago, and her second husband, Londsey Sammons, died 20 years ago. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for over 50 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Griffith, of Clifford, with the Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Burial was made in the Maynard Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Griffith; two sons, Taylor Maynard and Clifford Sammons; one sister, Miss Narie Frazier of Clifford; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News. June 13, 1947

 

SCOTT, Ruth Ellen (Childers)

1866-1947

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Scott, 81, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday at 1 p.m. at her home after an illness of five years. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Mattie York Childers, and was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by the husband, Cain Scott; three daughters, Mrs. S. G. Bryant, of Sciotoville, OH, and Mrs. Mattie Billups and Mrs. Lace Workman of Fort Gay; and four sons, Edward Chapman of Fort Gay, Carmel Chapman of Williamson and Archie Chapman of Lenore, WV. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27, at the Methodist Church in Fort Gay, the Rev. Scraggs and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be made in the Bear Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1947

 

SPARKS, William Edison

1874-1947

Dr. William Edison Sparks, 73, Sandy Hook, Elliott County, KY died Saturday night at the home of a son, Will Ed Sparks, Bruin, KY following an illness of four weeks. Dr. Sparks was graduated from the Louisville Medical College in 1907 and was a practicing physician for 40 years, three years of which he spent in Grayson, He was born May 16, 1874 at Martha, this county, a son of the late Dr. Levi and Mary Gambill Sparks. He was married to Tabitha Moore of Blaine, KY and to this union were born three children, Oscar, Mary and Will Ed. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, Dr. Sparks was a member of the Sandy Hook Methodist Church and the state medical association. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Daisy Sparks, one son, Will Ed Sparks, a daughter, Mrs. Mary McGrannahan, Paducah, KY, one brother, Dr. M. L. Sparks, Bloomington, NB and sic grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist Church in Sandy Hook with the Rev. Charley Vansant officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

WELLMAN, Hiram

Hiram Wellman, 72, a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., died suddenly Saturday morning at his home in Fort Gay, WV. A life-time resident of Fort Gay, Mr. Wellman was a son of the late John and Caroline Crabtree Wellman. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church at Fort Gay. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dovie Graham Wellman; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Hodge, Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Lewis Vinson, Cincinnati; four sons, Claude and Grant Wellman of Huntington, WV, Hiram Wellman, Jr., North Judson, IN and Charley Wellman, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Jim Billups, Prichard, WV and one brother, harry Wellman, Quinwood, WV. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1947

 

WILSON, Emma Jane

Mrs. Emma Jane Wilson, 76, died Monday at 6 p.m. at her home on Pea Ridge Road, near Huntington. She was a life-long member of the Pea Ridge Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Wilson; two sons, Earl F. Wilson and Charles E. Wilson, Jr., of Huntington, route 2; three daughters, Mrs. Cline Doss and Mrs. Henry Grady of Huntington, route 2 and Mrs. C. D. Whitling of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. R. D. Rucker of Milton, Mrs. Wayne Dean and Mrs. Floyd Pelfrey of Wayne and Mrs. Robert Rowe of Fort Gay; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Wallace Funeral Home at Barboursville. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

YOUNG, Herbert

Herbert Young, 46, 309 Perry Street, Louisa, a veteran of World War I, died Thursday, June 5, in the Veteran's Hospital at Huntington, following an illness of one month. Mr. Young was born and reared in Louisa where he spent most of his life. He was the son of A. B. and the late Rebecca Isaac Young of Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hardin Young; a son, Earnest Allen, both of Louisa; his father, and two brothers, Ray Young of Huston, TX and John Young of Toledo, OH. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1947

 

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ADKINS, Andrew

Andrew Adkins, 73, died at 10:45 a.m. last Friday at his home in Yatesville after an illness of eight weeks. He was a prominent farmer in this area and a lifelong resident of Yatesville. He was a son of William and Louverne Adkins. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rachel Marcum Adkins; five daughters, Mrs. Jay Fitch, Ft. Clinton, OH, Mrs. C. W. Coffee, Mrs. Moine Waggman and Mrs. Conrad Hopper, all of Kokomo, IN and Mrs. Lewis Wright of Ashland, five sons, George Franklin, Louisa, Drew  Adkins, Lawrence county jailer, William Adkins, route 3, Louisa, Garland Adkins, Kokomo, IN and Ernest Jr., Yatesville; three sisters, Mrs. Mable Littlefield, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Mary Rolfe, Louisville and Mrs. Jim Bradley, Yatesville. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1947

 

AKERS, Robert A.

1882-1947

Robert A. Akers, 65 years old of Oliver Springs, TN, where he had resided during the past four years, died in a hospital in Sparta, TN, Sunday following an automobile accident Friday, July 25. Born in Louisa, the son of the late John and Mary Jane Greek Akers, he married to Mary Elizabeth See, who died in 1916. Mr. Akers was a carpenter and contractor. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the IOOF. The body arrived in Louisa Monday afternoon and was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home where the funeral was conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. L. M. Rogers officiated and burial was made in the Shannon Cemetery on Lick Creek. He is survived by four daughters, Miss Louise Akers of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. John H. Neff of Woodsdale, WV, Mrs. John D. Miller of Canton, OH and Mrs. George Salder of New Castle, PA, one son, James Akers of Martins Ferry, OH; two sisters, Mrs. E. E. Stratton of Louisa and Mrs. Matie Wilson of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Henry Akers of Wheelwright, WV and Carl Akers of Cleveland. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1947

 

ALLEN, John Wesley

John Wesley Allen, 59, a retired C & O clerk and farmer of Georges Creek died at his home Friday morning after a brief illness. Mr. Allen, a son of the late Alex and Elizabeth Stephen Allen, was a native of Floyd county. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Malissa Fitzpatrick Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Rex Gearheart, Gearheart, KY, two sons, John Edward Allen, Georges Creek and Dewey Allen, Wayland, a sister, Miss Rebecca Allen, West Prestonsburg; three brothers, James, Edward and Albert all of West Prestonsburg and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

BURGESS, George

1883-1947

George Burgess, colored, an employee in the car cleaning department of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company, died Thursday at his home on West Third Avenue in Williamson, WV. Born June 21, 1883 at Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of William and Martha Burgess and the husband of Birdie Reed, of Louisa, who preceded him in death. He had resided in Williamson for 43 years. He is survived by two sons, Robert and George Francis Burgess of Louisa, a brother Will Burgess, Louisa; three sisters, Laura Polley, Louisa, Fannie Loer, Fort Gay and Emma Kibby, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the A.M.E. Church in Louisa and interment was in a Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1947

 

BUTLER, Mona Lee (Thompson)

1923-1947

Mrs. Mona Lee Thompson Butler, 23 years old, died in a Columbus, OH hospital Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. after an illness of five days. She was the wife of William Butler and daughter of Mrs. Margaret Ellen Butler and the late John J. Butler of Busseyville, KY. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home Tuesday and then removed to the home of her mother in Busseyville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Carter Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Carter Chapel Cemetery. She is survived by her mother; her husband, two daughters, Martha Alice and Bonnie Ann of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Mitchell McKinster of route 1 Louisa, Mrs. Robert Bussey and Mrs. Arnold Bayes of Busseyville and Mrs. Joe See of Louisa; seven brothers, Ern Thompson of Morehead, KY, Gus Thompson and Straud Thompson both of Busseyville, Arlie Thompson of Columbus, OH, Richard Thompson of Russell, KY Arch Thompson and Hager Thompson both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1947

 

CRABTREE, Mary Lena

Mary Lena Crabtree, 27, a daughter of N. T. Crabtree of Fort Gay and the late Elizabeth Boyd Crabtree, died at 7 a.m. Monday in a Huntington hospital. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 15 years. Surviving are her father, four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Lukas of Williamson, Mrs. Jeff Varney of Detroit, Mrs. Newton Lambert of Road Fork, KY, and Miss Lorraine Crabtree of Fort Gay and two brothers, Goble Crabtree of Fort Gay and Woodrow Crabtree of Road Fork. The body was taken to the home of the father Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home and funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Interment was in the Greenbrier Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

DIAMOND, Jerry Lee

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. for Jerry Lee Diamond, 45 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Diamond, route 1, at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Diamond, Webbville, route 1. Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Perry and interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The child died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one day. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Jennie Elizabeth, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Diamond and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilks, all of route 1. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1947

 

FUGETT, Joe

Joe Fugett, 49, former resident of Louisa, was killed instantly Sunday afternoon, June 29, near Sheridan, WY, when the car in which he was riding struck loose gravel and overturned on a curve. The other occupant of the car, Earl Winston, Fugett's 17 years old son, escaped, with minor bruises. Fugett, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fugitt, was born at Blaine and had resided in this county most of his life. He was a member of the W. O. Johnson Post American Legion and a veteran of World Wars I and II. Funeral services were held at Sheridan Wednesday, July 2. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Fugett of Louisa; one daughter, Rena Sue, Louisa; one son, Earl Winston, Sheridan, WY; two brothers, James G. Fugett, London, OH and S/Sgt. Morton Fugett, Camp Bragg, NC. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

GOBLE, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Goble, 87 years old, died at her home near Clifford, Saturday, July 12, at 4:30 p.m. Her husband, Jack Goble, preceded her in death 40 years ago. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the home with the Rev. Sam Maynard officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cain Blackburn of Weeksberg, WV, and Mrs. Dave Cassady of Preece, KY; three sons, Andy Goble of route 2, Waverly, OH, Lewis Goble of route 4, Louisa, and Willie Goble of route 1, Webb, WV; one half sister, Mrs. George Harless of Two Valley, KY. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1947

 

HAWS, Hezekiah

Dr. Hezekiah Haws, 74, of Freeburn and a former resident of Lawrence County, was killed last Thursday when his jeep collided with a train near Matewan, WV. Dr. Haws was a native of Warfield, KY, and was associated with a Matewan Clinic for several years. Dr. O. P. Hodge, an associate in the clinic said the victim was partly deaf and apparently did not hear the approaching train. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and had practiced in Warfield, Inez and Stone. At the time of his death he was a physician for the Emperor Coal Company at Freeburn. He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wooten of Louisa attended the funeral Sunday at Warfield. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

HURLEY, Everett

Everett Hurley, 32, Prichard, WV, died at the veterans hospital in Huntington Monday at 1 p.m. from injuries received after being struck by a train at Hubbardstown, WV on July 18. He was a son of Mrs. Minnie Ellis Hurley, Hubbardstown and the late John Hurley. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, conducted by the Rev. Jim Harvey. Interment was in the Ellis Cemetery. The body was removed from Curtright Funeral Home Tuesday morning to the home of Mrs. Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Opal Bellomy Hurley; a daughter, Lona Irene; two sons, William Ray and Joe Everett; three sisters, Mrs. Pete Vanhoose of Prichard, Mrs. Ernest McKenzie of Huntington and Mrs. Fred Swathwood of Prichard; two brothers, Andy Hurley of Columbus, OH and Wilbur J. Hurley, Prichard and his mother. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1947

 

JOHNSON, Jess

Funeral services for Jess Johnson, 81, retired farmer of Buchanan were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Grassland Church, conducted by the Rev. Ira Copley. Mr. Johnson died Saturday in a Huntington hospital and the body was removed to the church from Miller's Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

JONES, James Arthur

James Arthur Jones, infant son of Littleton Henry and Anna Lee Henson Jones, was stillborn in a Louisa hospital Monday at 12:45 p.m. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1947

 

KIRK, Walter Cain

Walter Cain Kirk, 65 years old of Ashland, KY, formerly of Louisa, died in an Ashland Hospital Friday, July 18, following a stroke Sunday. Mr. Kirk lived 29 years in Charleston, WV before moving to Ashland a year ago. He was a plumbing contractor and inspector of Charleston for a number of years. He was born at Inez, the son of John L. and Alice M. Cain Kirk. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday to the home of his sister, Mrs. George W. Hale of Kermit, WV. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 from the Methodist church in Inez, with burial in the Kirk Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lenora Mae Copley Kirk; one daughter, Mrs. Elex Larmon of South Charleston, WV; one sister, Mrs. George W. Hale of Kermit, WV, four brothers, E. W. Kirk of Cadmus, KY, Rev. L. P. Kirk of St. Albans, WV, E. b. Kirk of Kermit, WV, E. T. Kirk of Huntington, WV, three grandchildren; two brothers deceased, C. S. Kirk and Frank Kirk. Mr. Kirk was a member of the Journeyman's Plumber Association and the Local Union 265 Building and Construction Trades Council of Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1947

 

MABES, Minta (Price)

Mrs. Minta Price Mabes, 45 years old of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price, Tuesday 4 p.m. following an illness of 15 months. She was the wife of James David Mabes. Mrs. Mabes had been a member of the Baptist Church for 20 years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Church with the Rev. Carmie Webb officiating. Burial was in the Trent Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her parents, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Bob Nolan of Huntington and Mrs. Ezra Bowe, Jr., of route 1, Fort Gay; two sons, James Mabes, Jr., of Albuquerque, NM and Billie Mabes at home; two brothers, Jessie PRice and Bill Price of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1947

 

MANLEY, Thomas

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. for Thomas Manley, stillborn infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Burel Manley, of Wyandotte, MI by the Rev. G. W. York. Interment was at the See Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. The body was taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Manley of route 2, Louisa after being brought from Michigan. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1947

 

MOORE, Ettie (Lambert)

1885-1947

Mrs. Ettie Ball Moore, 62, of Fallsburg died Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at her home after an illness of two months. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elihu Ball and second husband, Green Moore. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. S. Lemaster, route 4, Louisa by the Rev. Dave Hewlett. Burial was in the Marcum Cemetery on Long Branch under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Moore is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John Presley, Fort Gay, Mrs. L. S. Lemaster route 4, Louisa, Mrs. C. E. Lemaster, route 4, Louisa, and Miss Thelma Ball, Fallsburg; four sons, Harmie Ball, route 4, Louisa, Elihu Ball, Jr. of Columbus, Warn G. Gall, Fallsburg and Bennie Ball, Fallsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Dave Jackson, Washington, D.C., Mrs. John Ward, Kenova, Mrs. Charlie Jackson, Miami, FL and Mrs. Bill Moore, Fallsburg; two brothers, Jason Lambert, Ashland and Allan Lambert, Fallsburg, Big Sandy News, July 31, 1947

 

SALYERS, Lowell Franklin

1937-1947

Lowell Franklin Salyers, 10, a son of Mrs. Zella G. Salyers of Adams and the late Jay Salyers, was decapitated in an auto-truck collision on the Blaine road Monday evening between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The accident occurred in front of Morgan Wheeler's house near Adams. The car was driven by Willard Salyers, 18, and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Salyers, Lowell and Frances Salyers. Mrs. Salyers and Frances received minor cuts and abrasions in the collision. Only occupant of the truck was Emmett Norris. At the coroner's inquest which was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 both witnesses and occupants of the auto testified that neither vehicle was traveling at excessive speed, but that the car and truck collided before either driver could act to avert the accident. Dr. Henry S. Young, county coroner, conducted the inquiry.

 

The edge of the left side of the truck bed penetrated the side of the car eleven inches beginning at the windshield, striking young Salyers who was sitting in the rear on the left side. The accident occurred on a curve and an investigation by Sheriff Proctor Fyffe established that the truck was on its side of the road. The child, a fourth grade student, is survived by his mother; two sisters, Marie and Frances and a brother, Charles, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Salyers. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Low Gap Church on Brushey with the Rev. Arthur Morse and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

SLONE, Emma (Smith)

Mrs. Emma Smith Slone, 51 years old, Louisa, route 2, on Donithan Creek, died at her home Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. She was born near Williamson, WV and had resided at Louisa route 2 for the past 4 years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home, by the Rev. Hobert Graham, with burial in the Hardwick Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Troy Slone; one sister, Mrs. Chester Prince of Louisa, route 2; one brother Lindsey Smith of Louisa route 2. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

STEWART, Frances

Funeral services were held at First Christian Church in Ashland  Sunday for Mrs. Frances Stewart, 67, a native of Lawrence County. Mrs. Stewart, widow of Charles W. Stewart, died Friday at her home in Ashland after an illness on one year. Surviving are three sons, Fred Stewart, South Point, OH, Herbert Stewart, Phoenix, AZ and Russell Stewart, Ashland; three daughters, Mrs. John Collins, Mrs. Warner Strubler, and Mrs. Harry Judd, Ashland, one brother, Charles Stewart, Wurtland, KY; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Seasor, Kayford, WV, a half brother, James Stewart, Miami, WV; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1947

 

SWETNAM, G. C.

G. C. Swetnam, 78, of Wilbur, KY, passed away in a Louisa hospital Sunday afternoon following an illness of 27 days. He was the son of M. F. and Lyda Ann Bitner Swetnam. He was a retired farmer and a merchant of Wilbur for 62 years and a very prominent citizen in Lawrence County. He was a member of the Christian Church for a number of years and a charter member of the Jake Rice Lodge at Blaine, KY, and the Louisa chapter of the F & AM. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ned Reneau and Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Madge Carter Swetnam, three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Shields of Owingsville, KY, Mrs. Verne Horn, Paintsville, KY and Mrs. Kenneth Hayes, Zanesville, OH, 6 sisters, Mrs. W. H. C. Thompson, Mrs. Green Burton, Mrs. H. H. Gambill, Mrs. John J. Gambill, all of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Amanda Wellman of Aberdeen, SD and Mrs. Charles Carey of Louisa; one brother, Oliver Swetnam of Wilbur; and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

TRIPLETT, Heanon

Heanon Triplett, 74, Webbville, route 1, died at 10 p.m. Monday night in a local hospital. He was a son of Franklin and Rosie Sparks Triplett. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Adams Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah R. Triplett; two daughters, Mrs. Wesley Crabtree, route 1, Webbville, KY, Mrs. Ella Triplett, Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Walter Midcaff, Branchland, WV and one half sister, Mrs. Millie Travis, Beaver, OH. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1947

 

WALTER, Luther M.

Luther M. Walter, 70, a nationally known attorney and former Lawrence county school teacher, died in his home in Chicago, IL Monday night, June 30. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ann Patrick Walter of Blaine. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Valparaiso College at Valparaiso, IN and had received several high honorary degrees in law from other universities in recognition of his services in the national government. Mr. Walter was called the father of the Interstate Commerce Commission, having served a number of years as a commissioner. He served as a legal adviser to President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington and became an expert in interstate commerce affairs.

 

He left the commission to begin private practice as a commerce specialist and at the time of his death he was the senior partner of Walter, Buchmore and Collins Law Firm of Chicago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen W. Munsent, an attorney in Chicago, a son, Paul B. Walter, an attorney in Washington, D.C., two brothers, R. F. and A. H. Walter, both lawyers in Washington, D.C., three sister, Lina, widow of Dr. D. J. Thompson of Webbville, Amanda, widow of dr. C. L. Thompson of Wilmore, KY and Pearl the wife of Dr. B. H. Vaughan, of Port Arthur, TX. Mrs. Lena Thompson, Mrs. Irene Nickell, Dr. L. S. Hayes and Mrs. Amanda Thompson attended the funeral in Chicago yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

WALTERS, Sarah Frances (Daniel)

1863-1947

Mrs. Sarah Frances Walters, 83, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S. B. Williams in Wittensville, Johnson County. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the River, KY Church conducted by the Rev. Alonzo Wright, the Rev. Winfrey Meek and the Rev. Leonard Walters. Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at Whitehouse. She is survived by six sons, Seymore Walters, Georges Creek, Oscar, Jesse and H. R. Walters, all of Ashland, Proctor Walters, Rush, and Vint Walters, Patrick; two daughters. Mrs. C. H. Stambaugh, Paintsville and Mrs. Williams; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Lyon and Mrs. Lafe Walters, Ashland, one brother, H. A. Daniel, Whitehouse; 50 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1947

 

YATES, Thomas S.

Thomas S. Yates, 65, Republican party leader in Carter County, died last Thursday at his home in Grayson. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. William Clague. Mr. Yates is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Criswell Yates; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Cadden of Louisville and Mrs. W. W. Jaynes of Grayson; three sisters, Mrs. Genoa Kemper of Grayson, Mrs. Grace McDavid of Versailles, KY, Mrs. Mille Chandler of Louisa and three brothers, Sam, Lindsey and Henry Yates of Grayson. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1947

 

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BARTRAM, James

James Bartram, 61, Williamson, WV, a coal miner, died Wednesday, August 20, at Williamson, following an illness of two months. He was a son of Samuel and Mary Bartram. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home in Williamson. The body was brought to the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Roberts, Fort Gay, where short funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Walter Vermillion, Washington, DC, and Mrs. Roberts; five sons, Irvin Bartram, Kingswood, WV, Garland, Luther and Charles Bartram, Williamson and Private Fred Bartram, Hawaii; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Akers, Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Erie Akers, Ceredo, WV, and four brothers, Felix, Harrison, Milton and Ezra Bartram, Fort Gay and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1947

 

CAPERTON, Charles Franklin

Charles Franklin Caperton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Caperton of Louisa, route 2, died in a local hospital Friday at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning 10:30 in the Meeks Cemetery near Busseyville with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Willis Allen; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Caperton of Louisa, route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Martin of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

 

CLAYTON, Junetta (Vaughn)

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Junetta Vaughn Clayton, widow of Walter B. Clayton, who died at her home in Louisa early Sunday morning. The services were conducted at the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. O. C. Seevers officiating. She had been in ill health for two years. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. A daughter of the late Abram and Cletna Wilson Vaughn, Mrs. Clayton was born in Genoa, WV, and had resided in Louisa for 37 years. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. She worked as a Dietician for 14 years in Frankfort. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Williamson, Louisa, and Mrs. Ross Thompson, Williamson, WV; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Clayton, Louisa, and Mrs. John Hoff, Greeley, CO. Pallbearers were J. B. Hughes, C. T. Stewart, Charlie York, Doug Lewis, R. L. Vinson, Jr., and Leonard Compton. Out of town people here for the funeral were Dr. M. B. Clayton of Washington, DC, Walter F. Williamson of Riedsville, NC, Mrs. Ross S. Taber of Wilmington, DE, Mrs. Donald Cummings and son Jimmy, Mrs. H. E. Compton of Pikeville, Mrs. John Huff, Greeley, CO; Mrs. Melvin Horne, Columbus, OH, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mathney of Bluefield, WV, Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward, Cain, Mrs. Katherine Rice, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bickford, Mrs. Ella Rice, Mrs. T. W. Hodge and Mary Elizabeth Rice of Ashland, Rev. C. H. Kelly, Mrs. W. L. Fraley, Mr. and Mrs. F. f. Allen, Mrs. G. T. Conley, M. E. Norris, S. Lowe, G. E. Jones, F. f. Thompson, Mrs. W. H. Johnson and Mrs. D. D. McMullin of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

 

CORDLE, Earl Edwin

1938-1947

A one day illness of poliomyelitis claimed the life of 8 years old Earl Edwin Cordle, of Adams. He died at 12:15 Friday afternoon in a local hospital. A few days prior to the child's death a report had been issued by the State Board of Health that infantile-paralysis cases in  Kentucky have dropped sharply this year. His was the 15th case of polio reported in the state this year in comparison with 52 cases at a corresponding period last year. There were 12 polio deaths in the state last year, but this is the first fatality reported this year. This was the first case of polio in Lawrence County in three years, the second case in five years, Elm Grove School, where the child was a pupil was closed for two weeks as a precautionary step to combat a possible spread of polio, County Health department officials said. Private funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cordle family cemetery with the Young Funeral Home in charge. Members of the immediate family have been place under quarantine. In addition to the parents, survivors include one sister, Tressie Cordle, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cordle of Adams and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Gartin, Cordell. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1947

 

HATCHER, Eli

1884-1947

Eli Hatcher, 63 years old, passed away at his home in Fort Gay Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. where he had lived for one year, prior to this he lived 13 years at Kermit, WV. Born near Fort Gay the son of the late Edmond and Rhoda Turpin Hatcher, Mr. Hatcher had worked for the N & W Railroad 42 years before retiring last year and had been a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church 39 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday 2:30 p.m. from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Wellman Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Goodwin Rickman and Mrs. Sadie Haverlin of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. James McGuire of Russell, KY, Mrs. Lore Budd and Mrs. Mobert J. Sluss, Jr., of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Burton Jounery of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Virginia Sorensen of Fort Gay; three sons, John Hatcher of Louisa, Beacher Hatcher of Fort Gay and Robert Eli of Pie, WV; one sister, Mrs. Martha Wellman of Fort Gay; one brother, Van Hatcher of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

 

JORDAN, Dora A. (Savage)

1870-1947

Mrs. Dora A. Jordan, wife of the late W. D. Jordan, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Short of Ashland, KY, August 2. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. and Mary Riffe Savage and was born near Fallsburg, September 2, 1870. The funeral was conducted August 4 at the Savage Memorial Church under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home of Ashland. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Short of Ashland and Mrs. Richard Townsend of Indiana; one step-daughter, Mrs. L. E. Cooksey of Charleston, WV and a step-son, J. H. Jordan of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

 

MCCLURE, Maude Della (Chaffin)

1883-1947

Mrs. Maude Della Chaffin McClure, widow of John J. McClure passed away at her home, Louisa, route 1, Saturday afternoon at 2:10 p.m. after an illness of three months. She was born February 2, 1883, a daughter of Mrs. R. S. Chaffin and the late R. S. Chaffin. Mrs. McClure had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church 54 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. L. M. Rogers of the Louisa Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in the McClure Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. R. S. Chaffin; four daughters, Mrs. James H. Emsley of Canton, OH, Mrs. Ben W. Fuson of Lynchburg, VA, Miss Georgina McClure of Louisa, Mrs. H. C. Wilks of Manchester, KY; one son, Harry R. McClure of Cleveland, OH and one brother, B. W. Chaffin of Adrain, MI. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1947

 

MCCOMIS Marion S.

Marion S. McComis, 54, died Saturday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. at his home in Ashland after an illness of one year. He was born at Maddy, KY, a son of James F. McComis and the late Fannie Thompson McComis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pollard Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Donald Wells, pastor. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. He is survived by his wife, nine sons, three daughters, his father, stepmother, five brothers, three sisters and fourteen grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1947

 

RAMEY, A. M.

1885-1947

A. M. Ramey, 62, of Ashland a retired grocer died last week in a Cincinnati hospital. The body was taken to the John Steen Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Second Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. He was born in Magoffin County, KY, February 1, 1885, a son of Henry and Mary Salyers Ramey. He was a member of the Second Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Fanny Fearing Ramey; two sons, William F. Ramey, Ashland and Fred W. Ramey, Kansas City, MO, a daughter, Miss Margaret Ramey, at home; five brothers, Walter and Rennie Ramey, Ashland, James Ramey, Waverly, OH and Wesley Ramey, Lacie, KY and Lunda Ramey, Middletown, OH; three sisters, Mrs. John Caudill, Caudill, KY, Mrs. Mary Hayes, Adams, KY, and Mrs. Susan Travis, Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1947

 

RUNYON, Wavie (Burchett)

Mrs. Wavie Burchett Runyon, 42 years old, died Thursday morning at her home at England Hill near Catlettsburg, after an illness of three weeks. She was a daughter of Friend and Elizabeth Combs Burchett of Louisa route 3 and the wife of Walter Runyon. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the home of her parents with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents, her husband, one daughter, Marinella Runyon, at home, one sister, Mrs. George Newson of route 3, Louisa and two brothers, Jay and Damer Burchett of Holden, WV. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

 

WILLIAMSON, Willie Jane (Burgess)

1898-1947

Mrs. Willie Jane Burgess Williamson, eldest daughter of Mrs. Victoria Elam Burgess and the late Malcom Burgess of Louisa, route 1 died at the home of her mother Monday evening at 8 p.m. following an illness of two months. Mrs. Williamson had been a school teacher for the past 26 years in the Jenkins Public schools. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of her mother Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial will be made in the Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Forrest Williamson of McRoberts, KY, her mother, four sisters, Miss Julia Burgess of McRoberts, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield of Huntington, WV, Mrs. W. A. Cheek and Mrs. Lee Ketzel both of Louisa; two brothers, Thomas Burgess and Dr. F. E. Burgess both of Louisa, route 1. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1947

 

YORK, Thompson Hubert

Thompson Hubert York, 34 years old, passed away in a hospital in Vero Beach, FL August 2. Mr. York, a Captain in World War II, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. York of Williamson, WV. Burial was made in the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Payne of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1947

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SEPTEMBER

ADKINS, Effie (Meade)

1913-1947

Mrs. Effie Meade Adkins, 34, Route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, August 28, in a local hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Adkins, the wife of Earl Adkins, was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Meade and the late Leo Meade.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church for the last 20 years. The body was removed to the Curtright Funeral Home and was removed to the mother’s residence Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the mother’s residence with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Bert Miller officiating.  Burial was in the Meade Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the husband and mother are two daughters, Betty Jean and Patricia Ann, one son, George Lee, three sisters, Mrs. Eva Powers and Mrs. Reece Friley both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Delta Hayes, Charley, KY, and one brother, Everett Meade, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1947

 

BURCHETT, John

1844-1947

John Burchett, 103, of Yatesville, one of Lawrence County’s oldest residents died last Wednesday evening at 7:50 p.m. after a three day illness. Mr. Burchett was born in Floyd County, KY in 1844, a son of the late George and Mary Conn Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the residence by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by one brother, Joe Burchett of Yatesville. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1947

 

BURTON, Ernie

Ernie Burton, 51, Georges Creek farmer and veteran of World War I, was accidentally shot and killed by his son, Staff Sgt. John E. Burton at 7 a.m. Monday while the two were on a squirrel hunting trip near their home. This was the second accidental shooting while squirrel hunting to occur in the county within ten days. James Simpson, Louisa, was injured Friday morning, August 29, in a similar accident. The son, who is home on a 30 day furlough from Camp Lee, VA, said he and his father became separated and that he saw something red moving a short distance up the hill from where he was, He opened fire thinking it was a squirrel. Seeing his mistake, he rushed to the side of his dying father who lived but 20 minutes. Following an inquest conducted by Dr. Henry S. Young, Lawrence county coroner, a verdict of accidental death was returned. The coroner said Mr. Burton had shotgun wounds in the abdomen, let hand and left arm. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Mr. Burton, was a son of Mrs. Julia Castle Burton and the late Milton Burton. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Burton home Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. William W. Moore, the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. Jay Preston. Interment will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mona Fraley Burton, the mother, two daughters, Dimple and Nona Burton at home; one son, Staff Sgt. John E. Burton, two sisters, Mrs. Fent Pack, Ulysses and Mrs. George Lowe, Mt. Sterling, OH and three brothers, William Burton, Ulysses, Henderson Burton, Georges Creek, and Charlie Burton, Urbana, OH. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1947

 

COCHRAN, John Kary

John Kary Cochran, 66, of Fallsburg, died in a Huntington hospital at 11:45 p.m. Monday night after an illness of 17 days. He was an employee of the State Highway Department in Lawrence County. He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Pinson Cochran. Mr. Cochran is survived by his wife, Mrs. Saphin Tomlin Cochran; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Baker, Portsmouth and Mrs. Laura Ferguson, route 1, Ironton; three sons, Purl Cochran, Fallsburg, Jay Cochran, Fallsburg and Curtis Cochran, who is in the U. S. Army of Occupation in Germany; two brothers, Ben Thompson Cochran of Fallsburg, H. H. Cochran of Catlettsburg, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Savage Memorial Church in Fallsburg, Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Dave Hewlette. Burial was in the Cochran cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1947

 

COOKSEY, Quinn

Miss Quinn Cooksey, 69 years old, died Wednesday, September 10, at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Compton of Buchanan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Church, Prichard, WV, by the Rev. A. J. Hobson, who was assisted by Rev. Derifield and Rev. Ray Bellomy. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Prichard. She was born at Fallsburg a daughter of the late Lafe and Mary Bradley Cooksey and is survived by two brothers, L. E. Cooksey of Charleston, WV and B. H. Cooksey, Kenova, WV and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Compton, Buchanan. She had made her home for several years with Mrs. Compton. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for a number of years. She taught school for several years in Lawrence County Schools. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1947

 

DEAN, Glen Franklin

 Glen Franklin Dean, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Dean, died at a local hospital Monday morning at 7:15 a.m. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery on Tabors Creek under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dean, route 1, Fort Gay and grandfather, John Moore of Gallup. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1947

 

DOBBINS, George Thomas

1947-1947

George Thomas Dobbins, infant son of John Harvey and Ethel Moore Dobbins of Pikeville, died in a local hospital at Louisa, Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Dobbins Cemetery at Gallup under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, at home, grandparents, Mrs. Hugh Dobbins and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moore of Gallup. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1947

 

FRIEND, John

John Friend, 58 years old, died at the Lawrence County Infirmary Sunday evening at 6 p.m. after a long illness. He had been at the Infirmary four days and formerly lived at route 4, Louisa, Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the county infirmary, conducted by the Rev. Oscar Seagraves and burial was in the Hammond Cemetery at route 4. He is survived by a sister in law, Mrs. Eliza Friend of Louisa, route 4. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1947

 

HAMMONDS, Albert

Albert Hammonds, 70, prominent farmer, died at his home, Tuscola route 4, Louisa, at 9 p.m. Monday night following a illness of six months. He was a son of the late Stephen and Eloise Craft Hammonds. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home with burial following in the family cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hammonds, at home and Mrs. Virgil Boggs, Printer, WV; five sons, Stephen Hammonds, China, Albert Hammonds, Northup, OH, Celsus and Joe Hammonds, Notonine, WV and Raymond Hammonds, at home. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1947

 

JUSTICE, Carrie (Castle)

Mrs. Carrie Castle Justice, of Fort Gay, WV died at the Hopemont Sanatorium at Hopemont, WV, Tuesday night, September 2, at 8:15 after a long illness. She was a daughter of Cora O’Bryan Castle and the late Thomas Castle, formerly of Wilbur, and the wife of Ray Justice, Fort Gay. The body was removed to the Young Funeral Home Thursday pending completion of arrangements for the funeral services. Mrs. Castle is survived by her mother, her husband, four children, and four sisters, Mrs. Monroe Castle, Charley, Mrs. Cinda Cordle, Louisa, Mrs. Andy Lipp, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Paul Wellman, Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1947

 

KENNISON, Nora

Mrs. Nora Kennison, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, September 2, at the Masonic Widows and Orphans home in Louisville where she had been a resident for  several years. Mrs. Kennison was the widow of the late Prof. Edward M. Kennison, one of the founders of the Kentucky Normal College here a number of years ago. Prof.Kennison was active in the operation of the college for mamy years and was a widely known educator in this county. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home Tuesday where it will remain until Sunday when funeral services will be conducted at the Louisa Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. L. M. Rogers. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. No relatives survive Mrs. Kennison. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1947

 

MILLER, Gusta

1908-1947

A gasoline explosion on the Yoxthelmer strip mine project near Anita, PA, Friday, September 5, was fatal to Gusta Miller, 39, formerly of Lawrence County. Miller died September 8 in a Punxsutawney, PA hospital of burns of the face, arms, hands and upper body. Twelve men were hospitalized by the blast and two died. Miller was born May 16, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of Peter and Anna Gambill Miller, and was married to Blanche Williams on September 23, 1939. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and had lived in the Punxsutawney area for the past two years. He is the uncle of Mrs. Claude Fyffe and Mrs. Russell Robyns. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Robert, 17, and Paul, 7, and the following brothers and sisters: Roscoe Miller, Prestonsburg, Oscar and ARvie Miller, Jenkins, Curtis Miller of Portsmouth, Harrison, Hollywood, CA, Charles Miller, Cincinnati, Anderson, Walnetchi, WA, Mary Miller, Dawson, NB and Maxine and Norman Miller, Martha, KY. Funeral services were held in the Morrison Funeral Home at Punxsutawney on September 10. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1947

 

RUGGLES, John

John Ruggles, 83 years old, died Tuesday evening at his home in Fallsburg after an illness of four years. He had resided at Fallsburg for the past six months and prior to this he lived at Bear Creek. Mr. Ruggles, a retired farmer, was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Stewart Ruggles, and was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Newcomb Church with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating and burial will be made in the Nebo Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving the widow, Mrs. Rose O’Daniel Ruggles; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bellomy of Buchanan, KY and Mrs. Carrilda Bryant of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1947

 

SKAGGS, James H.

1863-1947

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. for James H. Skaggs, 82, retired farmer and produce dealer who died at 7:45 p.m. Friday night after an illness of ten days. Rev. Phillip Skaggs conduced the services at the residence and burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mr. Skaggs had been a resident of Louisa for the past 25 years, having been born and reared at Skaggs, KY. He was a son of James and Polly Holbrook Skaggs. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles Collier, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Ferd Conley and Mrs. Tip Wheeler, Louisa; three sons, James, Jr., Ebb, and Herb C. Skaggs and one brother Andy Skaggs, all of Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1947

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OCTOBER

BERRY, Louvena Catherine (Hackney)

1860-1947

Mrs. Louvena Catherine Berry, 87, widow of the late Greenville T. Berry died at 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Burton of Ellen, following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Berry came to Lawrence County from Grundy, VA when she was 17 years old and had lived here since that time. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. S. B. Ball at the daughter’s home. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughter and two grandchildren, Mrs. Hugh Kingsmore of South Carolina and Mrs. Howard Skaggs, Martha. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1947

 

CURNUTTE, Amos

Amos Curnutte, 33, died at a Lexington hospital Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. after an illness of four months. H was a proprietor of a grocery and service station for several months preceding his illness. A native of Louisa, He was a son of Mrs. Bess Curnutte. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. E. P. Swann, pastor of the Church and the Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Georgia Hawes Curnutte; his mother; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Chaffin. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1947

 

DERIFIELD, Cora (Carter)

Mrs. Cora Carter Derifield, 58, of the Daniels Creek section, Webbville, route 1, died after a stroke at her home Friday night at 8 p.m. She was a daughter of John and Jenny Hayes Carter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 at the home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Leonard Adams. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Derifield; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Compton, Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. Allen Roberts, Marysville, OH, Mrs. W. H. Jobe, London, OH, and Mrs. Charlie Adams, Woodstock, OH; a daughter in law, Mrs. Arthur Derifield, Dayton, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1947

 

FRASHER, Dock

Dock Frasher, 70, died Friday afternoon at his home in Fort Gay, WV. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 at the Fort Gay Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home ot the residence Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were W. C. Lovely, L. L. Lycan, Iliff West, Okey Ratcliff, P. M. Thompson and S. B. Noe. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Willie Wellman Frasher; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Springer, Louisa; one son, Clyde F. Frasher, Fort Gay; two brothers, Lonnie and Tom Frasher, Fort Gay and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1947

 

JOHNSON, Lawrence Edward

Lawrence Edward Johnson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson of route 1, Prichard, WV, died at a local hospital at 2 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the family cemetery in Hubbardstown, WV under the direction of Young Funeral Home. The child is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mrs. Susie Johnson of route 1, Prichard, and Mrs. Stella Massie of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy news, October 9, 1947

 

LESTER, Sarah (Blankbecker)

Mrs. Sarah Virginia Lester, 90, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Carroll, route 4, Louisa, Monday evening at 9 p.m. after an illness of one year. Born in Saltsville, VA, Mrs. Lester was a daughter of the late Lilborn and Elizabeth Blankbecker of Saltsville. She moved to Lawrence County 43 years ago and had been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Webbville Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial will be made in the Webbville Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Carroll; 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 9,1 947

 

McCORMICK, Lois Janet

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church for Lois Janet McCormick, six week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denver McCormick, Columbus, OH. The services were conducted by Rev. Burns Hogan. The child died Friday morning at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCormick, Glenwood. Burial was in the McDaniels Cemetery at McDaniels, KY under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1947

 

MOORE, George

George Moore, 61, died in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, Friday morning, October 3 at 5:40 a.m. after an illness of one week. He resided at route 2, Louisa. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to his home Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the home. Burial was in the family cemetery. He was a member of the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. The legion conducted graveside services. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Luccella Moore, four daughters, Mrs. Ed Childress, Louisa, May, Quanita, and Hess all at home; one son, Willard at home; one brother, Jim Moore of Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1947

 

MOORE, Mrs. John W.

Mrs. John W. Moore, formerly of Mattie, died Sunday at her home in Columbus, OH after a brief illness. Mrs. Moore is survived by the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Oma Moore, Ashland, Mrs. Walter Arrington and Mrs. Eugene Moore of Columbus; three sons, Willie of Utica, OH, Forrest of Circleville, OH and Elwood of Akron, OH and three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.mm. Wednesday at Mattie. Big Sandy news, October 9, 1947

 

PERRY, Johnny

Johnny Perry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perry of Denton, KY, died in a local hospital, Sunday, October 19. Funeral services was conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Holbrook at Glenwood, with the Rev. Peter of Rush officiating. Burial was made in the Holbrook Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Holbrook of Glenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Oak Perry of Louisa, route 2. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1947

 

ROBERTS, George B.

George B. Roberts, 59, former resident of Louisa, and a brother of Mrs. Ira See of Ashland, died Sunday night at his home in Memphis, TN, following a heart attack suffered while attending church. Mr. Roberts, a member of the firm of Lehman & Roberts with offices in Memphis and Lexington, KY, had been in the contracting business for about 35 years. He was born in Louisa, VA and moved here when a boy with his parents, Thomas H. and Mary Ester Roberts. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maxie Carey Roberts, one son, Phillip Roberts; a daughter, Mrs. James A. Madison, Memphis; a brother, Jesse R. Roberts, Ironton, OH, a sister, Mrs. Ira See, and three grandchildren. Funeral and burial services were conducted Tuesday in Memphis. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1947

 

SARGENT, L. W.

L. W. Sargent, 70, died in a Marietta, OH hospital last Wednesday evening following a short illness. Mr. Sargent was a resident of Louisa for 25 years before moving to Marietta. He was engaged in the oil well drilling business and was connected with a large drilling company until seven years ago when he retired. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. H. J. Frances of Cincinnati, assisted by Rev. L. M. Rogers of Louisa. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Louisa Chapter 95 Royal Arch Mason conducted graveside rites. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 19 years, and a member of the board of stewarts for that church for  a number of years. He was a Mason, a Spanish-American War veteran and was always interested in civic projects. His wife, Minnie Convelton Sargent, preceded him in death in 1944. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roy Muncie of Williamsport, PA, one son, Leonard Sargent, of Deleward, OK and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 9,1 947

 

SIZEMORE, Curtis L.

The first of the nation’s war dead to be returned to this country arrived at San Francisco Friday afternoon aboard the transport Honda Knot. Pfc. Curtis L. Sizemore, 23, a son of Mrs. Tennie Davis of Louisa, route 2, and the late Russell Sizemore, is the first veteran of World War II from this county to be returned from an overseas cemetery. He was a board the Honda Knot and the remains will be brought to the Young Funeral Home here from Distribution Center No. 7 at Columbus, OH at an early date. Big Sandy news, October 16, 1947

 

SMITH, Curraleen

Miss Curraleen Smith, who was dean of women at Morehead State Teachers College from 1929 until 1943 and taught in the Richmond public school for many years, died suddenly last Wednesday at the home of a cousin on West Main Street in Richmond, KY of a heart attack. Miss Smith was well known in Louisa having been related to Mrs. M. S. Rice of this city and having visited the Rice family here last winter. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Friday morning at a Richmond funeral home and burial was in Richmond. Pallbearers were Overton Evans, II, Merrill Rice, James Benton Battaile, Omar Ratliff, William Rogers and William Marsteller, Jr. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1947

 

TIPTON, Willie

Willie Tipton, 48, of Wilbur died yesterday afternoon about 4:30 of a broken neck received in an accident when the truck he was driving on the Blaine road plunged over a twelve foot embankment. Two other occupants of the truck, Walker Thompson, 45, Wilbur, and Andrew Howard, 25, Wilbur, suffered cuts and bruises. Thompson was taken to the Louisa General Hospital for treatment of cuts on the left side of his face, bruises and possible internal injuries. Howard was taken to his home after the accident, having suffered a cut on his dead. The three men had come to Louisa Wednesday on business and were returning home when the accident occurred on a sharp curve about 14 miles from Louisa near the home of Lindsey Thompson. Several persons, who witnessed the accident from Thompson’s yard said the truck hit a series of bumps and holes in the pavement on the curve and swerved down the embankment on the left side of the road. The body was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1947

 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday for Willie Tipton, victim of a truck accident last Wednesday afternoon, at the home of his parents at Revena, KY. Services were conducted by the Rev. Arthur Tipton. He had lived at Wilbur for the past seven months and had owned a farm there for three years. He lived for several years in Columbus, OH where he was an employee of the Columbus Bolts Works. He was a member of the Masonicc Lodge and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elihu Tipton, Revena, OH. He was married to Miss Rhoda Thompson seven years ago. The body was removed from the Curtright funeral Home Saturday to the home of the parents. He is survived by the widow, the parents; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward Everett Kapp of Orient, OH and Mrs. Arthur Hayman of Columbus; four stepsons, Denver, Manville, Cecil and Don Johnson, all of Columbus, and one brother, Clark Tipton of Ravena. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1947

 

WALTERS, Dr. Edgar Poe

Dr. Edgar Poe Walters, 67, a native of Johnson County, who began his medical practice in 1907 at Charley, died at his home in Pikeville at 8:15 Monday October 20 of a heart attack. Dr. Walters, a son of Winfrey and Elizabeth Preston Walters, was a member of the Baptist church and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Walker Walters; three sons, one daughter; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Pikeville Wednesday October 22 at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Frank Hopkins who was assisted by the Rev. O. B. Johnson and the Rev. Thomas B. Ashley. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1947

 

WARD, Luther M.

1898-1947

Luther M. Ward, 49, was fatally wounded about 10:30 Tuesday night after he shot and seriously wounded Lee Thompson, who had been deputized to aid in the arrest at Webbville. The shooting affray resulted when Thompson attempted to arrest Ward. Ward was taken to a local hospital where he died at Wednesday morning. He was shot in the right chest twice and once in the right knee between the knee and the ankle after opening fire and wounding Thompson in the stomach with a .68 calibre pistol.  Thompson was removed to the King’s Daughters hospital I Ashland Tuesday night and his condition was reported as critical. Lonnie Ward, 32, a brother of the deceased man was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Henry Smith and placed in the Lawrence County jail on a charge of drunkenness. He was tried Wednesday morning in County Court and was fined $21.50. County Sheriff Proctor Fyffe reported that the two Ward brothers had been disturbing the peace by shooting into the air while riding on horses up and down the road. When Thompson ordered Luther Ward to get down from his horse, Ward shot the Deputy. Thompson returned the fire and three bullets hit Ward. The body was removed to the Young Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1947

 

WEBB, Willard, Jr.

Willard Webb, Jr., two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Webb of Gladys, died in a local hospital Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Jobe Cemetery by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. The infant is survived by the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Webb of Gladys and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Estepp of Norris. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1947

 

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ADAMS, Nancy (Prince)

Mrs. Nancy Prince Adams, 79, formerly of Adams, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy McKinster, Columbus, OH, Saturday, November 22 at 8:15 p.m. She was a daughter of David and Molly Ferguson Prince and had lived in Columbus for the past 21 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. A short6 funeral service was held at Columbus Sunday after which the body was removed to the Curtright Funeral Home, with funeral services being conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. S. B. Ball Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Adams is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roy McKinster, Columbus and Mrs. W. H. C. Thompson of Hillsboro, OH, four sons, David Adams, Louisa, route 1, Jim M. Adams, Louisa, Stanley Adams, Springfield, OH, and Morton Adams, Catlettsburg, route 1; a sister, Mrs. Ella Bowe, Williamson, WV. Pallbearers were he grandsons: Howard, Junior, Roy, Buck and Harry Adams and Ralph Kalb. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

BURTON, Mary (Collinsworth)

1853-1947

Mrs. Mary Burton, 93, Buchanan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack  Bryan at 1 p.m. following an illness of one year. A resident of Buchanan for 70 years, Mrs. Burton was born November 22, 1853, at Culbertson, KY. She was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Lovejoy Collinsworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Burton, who died November 27, 1934. Funeral services were held Monday, November 7 at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Roscoe Derefield and Rev. Copley. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Zelda, KY under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. She is survived by five daughters, Miss Minnie Burton, Mrs. C. C. Stump and Mrs. Jack Bryan, all of Buchanan, Mrs. Elmer Billups, Route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Sam Compton, route 4, Louisa, two sons, G. T. Burton route 4, Louisa, and W. D. Burton, route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Esther Heaberlin of Fallsburg, Mrs. James Brooks of Branchland, WV; one brother, Jack Collinsworth of Fallsburg; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Shannon and Sam Compton, Albert and Richard Burton and Okley Billups and Jun Jordan. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1947

 

CHILDERS, Reck

1890-1947

Reck Childers, 57, died suddenly of a heart attack at 8:15 Tuesday night at his home in Richardson.  He was a rural mail carrier and farmer. Mr. Childers was born at Georges Creek, a son of the late Haden and Mary Borders Childers.  He was a member of the Richardson Masonic Lodge. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Goldie Price Childers; three daughters, Mrs. Fern Tucciarone of Long Island, NY, Mrs. Raymond Stepp of Coal Dale, WV, and Mrs. Phyllis Price of Richardson; two sons, Ronald and Claude, both of Richardson; two brothers, Harmon and Frank, both of Richardson; three sisters, Mrs. Glenna Davis, of Paintsville, Mrs. Grace Preston, Mealey, KY, and Mrs. Myrtle Davis, of Richardson, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist Church at Richardson by the Rev. Germ Walters and the Rev. Arch Thompson.  Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1947

 

CONLEY, Sylvester

Sylvester Conley, 63, a resident of Skaggs for 25 years, died in a local hospital at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, after an illness of six days. A native of Morgan County, Mr. Conley was the son of the late Henry J. and Laura Fannin Conley. He had been Lease Foreman of the Cumberland Petroleum Company for 18 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Crockett in the Sulpher Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Emery Ferguson, the Rev. R. N. Ferguson and the Rev. A. C. Bradley. Burial will be in the Fannin cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Laura Vaughan Conley; a daughter, Mrs. Nola Cox, Morehead; two brothers, Dennis Conley, Manchester, OH and Ollie Conley, Wheelersburg, OH; a sister Mrs. Dewey Perry, Morehead; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1947

 

COOKSEY, Gertrude (Boggs)

Mrs. Gertrude Cooksey, 52, Louisa, route 4, died at 3 p.m. Friday in a local hospital. Mrs. Cooksey was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Boggs and the late Pleas Boggs and had been a member of the Baptist church for 34 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Baker Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery. The body was removed to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the mother; the husband, Bert Cooksey; five daughters, Mrs. Oval Powers and Mrs. John P. Bush, Louisa, route 4, Mrs. Bennie Johnson, Yatesville and Misses Doris and Kitty Cooksey, at home; two sons, Franklin Cooksey, Louisville and Ora L. Cooksey, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lindsey Chaffin, Buchanan and two brothers, Taylor and Curtis Boggs of Blevins. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1947

 

GALLION, Jake

Jake Gallion, 55, a barber at the Henry Clay Hotel Barber Shop in Ashland, and a brother of Ossie Gallion, Webbville, was found dead at 8:15 p.m. Sunday night on the railroad track at Sixteenth and Front Streets in Ashland. A resident of Ashland for 37 years, Mr. Gallion was born in Elliott County, a son of Kess and Rena Williams Gallion. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Moose and Eagles Lodges and the Barber’s Union. Funeral services were held in Ashland at 2 p.m. Wednesday and burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Anna Riffe Gallion, a son, June Gallion, Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Ogle and Mrs. Ray Elam, both of Ashland; the mother, Logan, WV, four brothers, Ossie Gallion, Webbville, Lewis and David Gallion, both of Logan, and John Gallion, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mrs. Fred K. Hamilton, Ashland and Mrs. Dewey Johnson, Elliott County and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 27,1 947

 

HAYTON, Estella (Clere)

1875-1947

Mrs. Estella Hayton, 72, a resident of route 3, Louisa, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 1947 at her home following an illness of one year. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Susan Dixon Clere of Wayne County, KY. Mrs. Hayton was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the home conducted by the Rev. W. W. Moore. Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Hayton is survived by three daughters, Mrs. D. C. Wallace, Majestic, Mrs. W. S. Thompson, Beaver, OH and Miss Alice Hayton, Danville; three sons, Levi Hayton, route 3, Louisa, James Hayton, Rush, Milt Hayton, Columbus, OH and one brother, Sherman Clere, Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

HOLBROOK, Frances (Workman-Graves)

Mrs. Frances Graves Holbrook, 85 years old, died Thursday morning at 7:15 at her home in Louisa where she had resided for the past 26 years. Prior to this she lived in Fort Gay, WV, daughter of the late Alfred H. and Hester Bowens Workman. She had been a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for 72 years. Her first husband, Anson Graves, died in 1918 and she was married to the Rev. Jess H. Holbrook in 1921. Rev. Holbrook died in 1944. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Friday morning at 10 to her home in Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church and burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery in Fort Gay. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Joe Lacker of Marengo, IL, Mrs. J. H. Sparks and Mrs. Hester Porter of Louisa, Mrs. Elisha Crabtree of Logan, WV, and Mrs. W. F. Wilson of Columbus, OH, two sons, C. M. Graves of Portsmouth, OH, and J. W. Graves of Fort Gay; one brother, Usher Workman of Ironton, OH, 48 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1947

 

HOLBROOK, James Norman

1896-1947

James Norman Holbrook, 51, formerly of Lawrence County, died at his home in Wellsville, NY, Wednesday evening, November 5 at 9:30 p.m. after a coronary illness of about two years duration. A son of Hygus and Linda Boggs Holbrook, he was born January 22, 1896, at Blaine. He attended Mayo College in Paintsville, business school in Valparaiso, IN and a mechanical school in Kansas City, MO and was a motor dealer in Kentucky before moving to New York. He had been  a resident of Wellsville for 14 years, having established a dealership there with a partner and later dissolving the firm and operating under the business name of “Jim Holbrook Garage”. Mr. Holbrook was a former secretary of the New York State Automobile Dealers Association and at the time of his death a member of the Allegany County and National Automobile Dealers Associations. He was a member of the Wellsville Lodge of Mason, Ismalia Temple of the Shrine, Coudersport Consistory and the Allegany County Shrine club. Active in community affairs, he had served as a director and vice president of the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, He also belonged to the Wellsville Exchange Club, Wellsville Lodge of Elks and the Bolivar County Club. He was married January 7, 1928 to Ruth Moore who survives together with one son, James Holbrook, Wellsville, a sister, Mrs. Lon Gambill, Columbus, OH, and a number of relative in this county. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Temple in Wellsville by the Rev. O. Blakely Hill at 2:30 p.m. November 9. Burial was in the Wellsville Woodlawn Cemetery. The Mason conducted graveside services. Big Sandy news, November 20, 1947

 

KEFFER, William H.

William H. “Bill” Keffer, 63 years old, vice-president and director of the Ashland Oil and Refining Company, died November 17 in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following a heart attack. He had been ill for several days. Funeral services were held November 19 at the Lazear Funeral Home, in Ashland, with the Rev. C. E. Hawkins, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Ashland, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Keffer was widely known in the oil industry, in which he had spent his entire life, and at the time of his death was in charge of pipe lines and crude oil production for the Ashland Oil and Refining Company. He was also president of the Owenboro-Ashland Company, a director of the Third National Bank of Ashland and a director of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

KINNER, Fred

1870-1947

Fred Kinner, 70, Louisa, route 4, died of heart trouble Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. in West Liberty at the home of his son, E. W. Kinner, who is a former editor of the Big Sandy News and manager of the Courier Publishing company in West  Liberty. Mr. Kinner, who had undergone major operations on May 8 and June 8, had suffered a bad heart condition for 8 years. He had been seriously ill for 8 weeks.  A son of L. F. and Elizabeth Durney Kinner, he had served two terms on the Lawrence county Board of Education. Mr. Kinner was born on route 4, August 28, 1870. He had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for a number of years. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Clara Warnick Kinner four sons, M. D., Charleston, WV, E. W. and Fred B. both of West Liberty, and John D. of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. J. P. McCloskey, Cincinnati and one brother, John D. Kinner of Greenup. Funeral services were held this morning at 11 a.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. L. M. Rogers, pastor of the church and the Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery on route 4 under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1947

 

MILLER, Levi

1889-1947

Levi P. Miller 58 years old, passed away in a Columbus, OH hospital, Thursday, November 20, after being struck by an automobile. Mr. Miller, formerly a resident of route 1, Louisa, had lived in Columbus for the past four years and had been employed by the Buckeye Steel Casting Company. A son of the late Rev. A. H. and Trenville Johnson Miller, he had been a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday and remained there until 9:30 a.m. when it was taken to the Meades Branch Consolidated School where funeral services was held at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the Levi Miller Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louisa Blackburn; two daughters, Mrs. James Shepard of Columbus, Mrs. Tom Stanton of Portsmouth, VA; two sons, Edgar Miller and Ray Miller both of Columbus; four brothers, Bill, Noah and Ben Miller of Columbus and Joseph Miller of Louisa, route 1, six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

PRESTON, Emmit, Jr.

The body of Pvt. Emmit Preston, Jr., the second serviceman to be returned here under the current program of returning servicemen from overseas cemeteries and the first to be buried in this county, arrived Monday morning at the Curtright Funeral Home. The body will remain at the funeral home until noon Saturday when it will be removed to the home of the parents at Georges Creek. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Borders’s Chapel, with the Rev. Henry Griffith and the Rev. Gertrude Preston officiating. Burial will follow in the Borders Cemetery. Pvt. Preston, a member of the Eighth Replacement Regiment Infantry, was killed in action during the battle at Henri, Belgium on December 3, 1944. He was born on June 22, 1923, at Stone, KY, a son of Emmit and Mary E. George Preston, Sr. Prior to entering the U. S. Army on May 18, 1943, Preston was employed by the American Rolling Mills at Ashland. The body was accompanied to Louisa by army escort T.Sgt. Robert T. Foster. Pvt. Preston is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Preston, Sr., a son, Garry Preston; his former wife, Mrs. Deryl Preston Damron, Louisa, route 2, three brothers, Herman Preston, Parkersburg, WV, Charles Preston, who is serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Fort Dix, NJ and Eugene S. Preston of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

ROSS, Cynthia (Kazee)

1882-1947

Mrs. Cynthia Ross, 65, wife of Mr. James L. Ross, died Monday, November 17, at 9:45 p.m. at her home at Blaine. Mrs. Ross had been in declining health for the past three years. She had been a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for the past 37 years. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the home by the Rev. W. W. Moore. Burial followed in the Ross Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Stambaugh, Pinkerington, OH, Mrs. Charles Griffith, Cherokee, Mrs. Leslie Moore and Miss Mary Ross, both of Blaine, three sons, Hubert Ross, Blaine, Aldison Ross, Columbus, and Walter Ross, Leon and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1947

 

SHORT, James S.

1873-1947

James S. Short, 74, a retired railroad construction worker, died at his home Saturday morning, November 22 at 9:30 after an illness of four months. A son of Silas and Elizabeth Powers Short, he was born at Coal, Johnson County, September 5, 1863 (should be 1873). Mr. Short had been a resident of Louisa for the past 27 years, having moved here from Patrick. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 43 years. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church and Rev. E. S. Swan, minister of the First Methodist Church. He was buried in Pinehill Cemetery Saturday morning under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Jennie Brown Short; two sons, James and Ollie Short, both of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Jerry Hall and one brother, Grant Short, both of Buffalo, KY. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1947

 

SIZEMORE, Curtis L.

Special services were held on the courthouse lawn Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for Marine Private Curtis L. Sizemore, 22, the first serviceman killed during the last war on a foreign battle field to be returned to this county. Rev. E. P. Swann, pastor of the First Methodist Church, opened the program with the invocation and was followed by the Rev. Ned Reneau, pastor of the First Christian Church, who read the scripture. Rev. L. M. Rogers, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, delivered the memorial address. The program was under the direction of the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legions. Ern Compton sang the official Marine Corps hymn and a religious hymn “Face to Face”, to the accompaniment of Mrs. Anna Mary Armstrong at the piano. Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of the Louisa Baptist Church, gave the benediction.

 

The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Sunday morning and it was returned there after the services. The body was taken to the home of the mother, Mrs. Tenie Sizemore Davis, route 2, Louisa, where it remained until Tuesday morning when the funeral party left for Prestonsburg. Memorial services were held at the courthouse in Prestonsburg Tuesday morning at 10:30 by the Legion there. Pfc. Sizemore entered the U. S. Marines in 1942 while residing in Floyd County. He was killed in action February 2, 1944, during the Marshall Islands campaign. He was returned to this country October 19 on the Honda Knot which entered port at San Francisco, CA. Funeral services were held at the New Hope Baptist Church Tuesday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Roy Blevins, the Rev. Randall Gobel and the Rev. C. F. Conn. Burial was in the Sizemore Cemetery near Water Gap, Floyd County. He is survived by his mother, his father, Russell Sizemore, Louisa, route 2, a sister, Miss Mabel Sizemore, route 2, Louisa, and two brothers, Joe Wheeler Sizemore of Wayland and Thomas C. Sizemore, route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1947

 

WARREN, Maria (Wright)

1854-1947

Mrs. Maria Wright Warren, 83, oldest resident of the Buchanan-Kavanaugh community, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home after a long illness. She was the widow of Charles Warren, a native of England, and was born March 27, 1854, in Buchanan. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Powell Wright. Mrs. Warren was a lifelong member of the Kavanaugh Chapel Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stannard Smith, with whom she made her home in Buchanan; a grandson, Charles Warren Smith, Long Island, NY, and two great grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. Kenneth McLeod of Buchanan and Mrs. Charles Rist of Catlettsburg, and a nephew, W. C. Wright of Catlettsburg. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Kavanaugh Chapel Church by the Rev. O. P. Smith who will be assisted by Rev. T. P. Warren and Rev. Roscoe Deerfield. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Big Sandy news, November 13, 1947

 

WEBSTER, Isaac

1869-1947

Isaac Webster, 78, a retired farmer of the Webbville section and a resident of Louisa for the past two months, died in a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. Monday, November 17, after an illness of two weeks. A son of the late Frank and Lou Mooreland Webster, Mr. Webster was born at Truesville, Owen County, November 14, 1869. He moved to Gregoryville 35 years ago and had lived at Webbville for 13 years before moving to Louisa. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Webbville Church conducted by the Rev. Andy Kiser of Grayson. Burial was in the Everman cemetery at Gregoryville, Carter County, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dollie Wright, Louisa, two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Glass, Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Lovell Hensley, Louisa, four sons, Oather Webster, Webbville, Jack Webster, New Boston, OH, Kenneth Webster, Pactolus, and Frank Webster, principal of the Louisa Consolidated School; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lathreum, and Mrs. Mack Sermonis, both of Truesville, KY and Mrs. Frankie Warfield, Swallowfield and a brother, Oather Webster Truesville. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1947

 

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BRANHAM, Dannie

1947-1947

Dannie Branham, infant son of Earl and Alma Lemaster Branham of Louisa, was stillborn at a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. December 12. The infant is survived by his parents, five sisters, four brothers, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lemaster, Louisa and Mrs. Essie Branham, Glen Rogers, WV. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lemaster Cemetery, near Potters, on Louisa, route 4, conducted by the Rev. Ed Lemaster. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1947

 

COPLEY, Glenn R.

1919-1945

The body of Pfc. Glenn R. Copley, 25, who died in Belgium March 4, 1945, after having been wounded in action, was returned to Louisa Wednesday morning and taken to the Young Funeral Home where it will remain until 11 a.m. Friday morning. Funeral and burial services will be held at Copley cemetery at Webb, WV, Friday at 1 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Ballard Copley of Cassie, WV. An American Legion ceremony will be conducted by the Charles Vancouver post of Fort Gay. Pfc. Copley was wounded February 25, 1945 in Germany and was taken to the Belgium hospital where he died several days later. He was buried in the Henri Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium. He entered the service in 1943 and was assigned to the First Army. He is survived by the widow, Pauline Branham Copley. Glenhayes, WV; a daughter Elizabeth Lou Copley; a son, James Walter Copley; his parents, Dennie and Loutie Chaffin Copley, Webb, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Russ Evans, Chillicothe, OH, Miss Grace Copley and Miss Irene Copley, both of Webb; three brothers, Ed Copley, Nolan, WV, Clyde and Roy Copley both of Webb. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1947

 

ELKINS, Nora (Maynard)

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Olga Elkins, 49, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at her home in Catlettsburg will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton City, with burial following in the Williams Cemetery in Ashland. Rev. Dewey Jones, pastor of the church, will officiate. Mrs. Elkins was a native of Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Henson Maynard. Surviving are the husband, Gilbert Elkins, four son, Ballard McPeek, Catlettsburg, Douglas Elkins at home, Gilbert V. Elkins, Flint, MI and Donald Elkins, Catlettsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Burton, Dennison, OH; three stepsons, Paul and Clyde Elkins, Kenova and Audie Elkins, Martin, KY; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Bessie Alley, Gallipolis, OH and Mrs. Marie Frane, Prestonsburg, KY; four brothers, Tom and Samuel Maynard, Jr., Catlettsburg, Chester Maynard, Ashland, and Cecil Maynard, Kenova; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Williams and Mrs. Hiram Dorton, Ashland, and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

FANNIN, Spira

1876-1947

Miss Spira Fannin, 72, Louisa, route 4, died at her home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 15 after an illness of three years. Miss Fannin was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of John and Cynthia Skeens Fannin, both native of Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Garret Chapel on route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Herbert French, Catlettsburg, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Ashland. She is survived by a brother, Gary Fannin of route 4, Louisa; 7 nephews and f5 nieces. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1947

 

FERGUSON, Harry C.

Harry C. Ferguson, 58, formerly of Louisa, KY, died of a heart attack suffered last Wednesday while at work as a machinist in the N & W roundhouse at Portsmouth, OH. He was the father of Harry Ferguson, Ashland and Mrs. Virginia Carriel and Mrs. Wyelda Maynard of Columbus. The widow, Mrs. Cynthia Cassell Ferguson, also survived. J. B. Crutcher of Louisa is an uncle of the stricken man. Mr. Ferguson was the son of Andrew and Amelia Johnson Ferguson and was born in Louisa. He moved to Portsmouth 35 years ago and was an N & W railroad employee 34 years. The body was removed from the Portsmouth family home Friday morning to the First Baptist Church in Louisa where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Bruce Seymour of Portsmouth officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1947

 

GRIFFITH, Labe

1854-1947

The Rev. Labe T. Griffith, 93, a Freewill Baptist minister and farmer of the Charley community, died in a local hospital at 2 p.m. Friday, December 5, after an illness of two weeks. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Reece Griffith, Rev. Griffith was born January 2, 1854 at Blaine. He was married to Mary Baker Griffith who died in 1940 and Millie Hickman who died in 1946. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the Barker Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tom Ratliff, Ashland and Mrs. Everett Puckett, London, OH, three sons, Oscar Griffith of Columbus, Hanley Griffith, Marvelcliff, OH and Ike Griffith of West Jefferson, OH; 25 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1947

 

HALE, Millard Fillmore

1866-1947

Millard Fillmore Hale, 81 years old, passed away at his home on Main Street, Louisa, Monday morning at 4:45 after an illness of one year. Mr. Hale was born in Louisa February 10, 1866, and was a son of the late Henderson and Julia Bowe Hale. He was married to Mariam Shamblin on August 14, 1890. Mr. Hale was a member of the First Methodist Church and the I.O.O.F Lodge of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. E. P. Swann officiating and burial will be made in the Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Hale is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Thompson of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Harry H. Roberts of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1947

 

MOORE, Richard

1918-1947

Funeral services for Richard Francis Moore, 29, a son of John M. and Mary Cyrus Moore, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. Hisel, pastor of the Methodist Church at Vanceburg. Mrs. Byron Young, Louisa, presented the song service. Moore, a brother of J. F. Moore, county agent of Lawrence County was located in Louisa as a soil conservationist for a year following his discharge from the U. S. Army, after having served three years overseas. He was transferred to Vanceburg, KY where he has been engaged in soil conservation work for about a year. Mr. Moore was stricken last Saturday while on a hunting trip in Ohio and was taken to a Portsmouth hospital where he submitted to an emergency appendicitis operation. Complications developed and death occurred at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26. He was born February 4, 1918 in Boyd County, the youngest of seven children in the family. He attended Catlettsburg schools and graduated at Catlettsburg High School, continuing his education at the University of Kentucky where he became the fifth member of his family to graduate. He entered the U. S. Army in 1941. He was united in marriage six weeks ago, on October 14, to Miss Garnet May of Vanceburg. The couple had made their home in Vanceburg since that time. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Kavanaugh. Surviving are the parents; his wife, three brothers, J. F. Moore, Louisa, John Moore, Jr., Columbus, OH and Laban T. Moore, route 1, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. D. H. Davenport, Kavanaugh and Miss Laura Moore, Dallas, TX; a brother, William Moore, preceded him in death. Burial was in the Cyrus family cemetery in Cyrus, WV Pallbearers were Lou Wallace, Jack Wilson, Ray Becknell, Floyd Volera, Omar Harrison, Wilbur Stewart, Ray Meeks and Floria Ewing. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

ONEY, James

James Oney, 69, died suddenly at 8 a.m. Monday, December 1, in Fort Gay near Spears Restaurant, the victim of a heart attack. He was a resident of route 1, Fort Gay, during the past four years, having moved there from Lackeyville, KY. Mr. Oney was employed as a blacksmith for the Belfrey Coal Company at Belfrey, KY. A son of William Oney, he was born November 22, 1878 at Buchanan, VA. He had been a member of the Church of God at Lackeyville for several years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Second Avenue Church of God, Williamson, WV Burial was in the Williamson Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Porter Oney, two sons, Floyd and Craft Oney, Williamson, WV, three sisters, Mrs. William A. Criggan of Candau, Mrs. John Stanley an Mrs. Quincy Nelson, Williamson, five brothers, Bill Oney, Williamson, Dewey Oney, Rane Fork, WV, Parish Oney, Springfield, OH and Charley and Burt Oney, both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

PELFREY, John

Funeral services for John F. Pelfrey, 69, Wayne, WV, route 1, Louisa-Echo Road, were conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenbrier Church by the Rev. Carman Crabtree. Mr. Pelfrey, who died Wednesday night in a local hospital following an illness of eight weeks, was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Huff Pelfrey, who died in 1911. He was a son of John and Maggie Bowen Pelfrey and had been a member of the Greenbrier Church for 50 years. Burial was in the Pelfrey Cemetery near Echo under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are two sons, Earl Pelfrey, route 1, Wayne, and Charles Pelfrey, Fort Gay, WV; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cox, Ceredo, WV; three brothers, James and Bascom Pelfrey, Ceredo, WV and Henry Pelfrey, Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

ROWE, Rebecca (Webb)

Mrs. Rebecca Rowe, 81 years old died at the home of Scott Lynch in Fort Gay, Sunday evening, after an illness of one day. Her husband, Giles Rowe, died in 1935. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Roberts Webb. Mrs. Rowe was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday from the Scott home in Fort Gay with burial in the Rowe Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Rowe of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Mary Elum of Holly Hill, FL, one son, Frank Rowe of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Melissa Spears of Louisa and two stepsons, Wade Rowe of Columbus, OH and Jim Rowe of Potters, KY. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1947

 

SALMONS, T. A.

Funeral services for T. A. Salmons, 78, of Webb, route 1, near Clifford will be held  at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. conducted  by the Rev. C. C. Preece, the Rev. F. D. Kirk and Rev. Albert Elkins. Mr. Salmons died Monday, December 23, at 7 a.m. at his home following an illness of three weeks. A member of the United Baptist church for 65 years. He was a son of Jerry and Elizabeth Hammonds Salmons. Prior to taking up residence near Clifford, he had lived 23 years at Kermit, WV. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Frankie Marcum Salmons; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Elkins, Kenova, and Mrs. Jess Shields of North Platte, NB; three sons, Zat, Phil and Clyde Salmons, all of route 1 Webb; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Ward of Beauty, KY, Mrs. Mary Lynch, North Platte, NB; Mrs. George Bowen, route 1, Webb, Mrs. Della Martin, Columbus, OH, four brothers, Lindsey Salmons, Ray, OH, Bill Salmons, Omar, WV, Pierce and Jim Salmons, route 1, Webb. Burial will be under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy news, December 25, 1947

 

SEE, Lucy (Maynard)

1870-1947

Mrs. Lucy M. See, 77 years old died at her home in Kenova, WV, Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. following an illness of one month. Her husband, Lonzo M. See, died in 1909. Mrs. See, a daughter of the late Jess and Sally Adkins Maynard, had lived most of her life at Glenhayes and had lived in Kenova for the past 16 years. She had been a life long member of the Baptist Church. The body was removed from the home to the Curtright Funeral Home Thursday afternoon where the funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the See Cemetery on the Point Road, route 3, Louisa. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. N. Fugate of Coraopolis, PA, Mrs. A. W. Goode of Stirat, WV, Mrs. Ralph Kessel of Kenova and Mrs. D. E. Moran of Hastings, NY; four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hall of Louisa, Mrs. J. C. Newberry of Kenova, Mrs. Nannie Heltsley of Glenhayes and Mrs. Jack Parsley of Naugatuck, WV. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

SKAGGS, Rilda (Collier)

1888-1947

Mrs. Rilda Collier Skaggs, 59, was found in her bed early Sunday morning shortly after having succumbed to a heart attack. Mrs. Skaggs, who had been in failing health for the past 3 years, died at her home about 7:30 a.m. December 14. A daughter of the late Edward and Lucinda Collier, Mrs. Skaggs was born at Mazie, KY, March 14, 1888. She had been a resident of Louisa for the past 30 years and a member of the Baptist Church for 45 years. She became the wife of Mr. Felix Skaggs 41 years ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Smokey valley Church, route 1, Louisa. The Rev. A. L. Baldridge of Sciature, OH and Rev. Willie Sparks of Martha officiating. Burial was in the Hay cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Estill Williams, Ashland, Mrs. Millard Branham, Louisa, Mrs. Mack Preece, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Zack Stinson, Eldridge, KY, Mrs. Logan Sloas, New Boston, OH; three brothers, Roy Collier, Columbus, OH, Alfred Collier, Londonderry, OH and Emmerson Collier, Martha, KY and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1947

 

STEELE, Paul Eugene

1937-1947

Paul Eugene Steel, ten year old son of Hurson and Nancy Hylton Steele, of Columbus, OH, died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Liddie Hylton at Gladys Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m. after an illness of two years. He had been at his grandmothers for the last three months. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill School with the Rev. Osie Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, his grandmother, three sisters and three brothers. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1947

 

VANOVER, Jack

Funeral services for Jack Vanover, 71, a former resident of Mazie were held at the Mazie Christian Baptist Church Sunday morning, December 7 at 11 a.m.. Mr. Vanover died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his home at Martha after having suffered a heart attack. A native of Johnson County, he had been a farmer in the Martha community for the past two years. He was united in marriage some 47 years ago to Miss Angie Lemaster. He is survived by his wife; seven daughters, Mrs. Acie Hay, Mazie, Mrs. Hardy Hay, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Joe Sparks, Martha, Mrs. Leonard Collier and Mrs. Kermit Adkins, both of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Lowell Fyffe, Martha and Miss Eve Vanover, Martha; three sons, William Henry Vanover, Mazie, James Vanover, Londonberry, OH, and George Vanover, Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Lant Keaton, Terryville and three brothers, Scott, Acey and Dewey Vanover, all of Terryville. Immediately following the funeral services burial was made in the Hay Cemetery at Mazie under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1947

 

WELLMAN, Shirley (Burns)

Mrs. Shirley Burns Wellman, prominent local civic leader and former member of the Republican State Central Committee, died at her home here on Friday evening at 11 p.m. after an illness of four years. Mrs. Wellman, a daughter of Attorney M. B. Burns and Mrs. Cora McKinley Burns, was born in Louisa and spent her entire life here. She was married to Harry Gambill Wellman in October 1917. During the war, Mrs. Wellman was chairman of the Lawrence County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was instrumental in the organization of the Women’s club here several years ago and held the highest set position ???? time of her death. A former chairman of the Lawrence County Republican Woman’s Club, Mrs. Wellman took an active part in state politics during the administration of Felm D. Sampson about twenty years ago, when she was a member of the board of Charity and Correction of Kentucky. Mrs. Wellman was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph College of Cincinnati and a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Bascom Lakin, the Rev. S. W. Funk, the Rev. Ned Reneau and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Burns mausoleum in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Wellman is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. O. J. Vinson, Louisa, a niece, Sydney Burns Lindsey, Louisa, an aunt, Mrs. J. H. Reynolds of Louisa, and one cousin, Mrs. C. B. Ballard, Pittsburg, PA. Pallbearers were M.L. Marcum, G. E. Smith, L. B. Johnson, W. E. Kouns, W. T. Cain, Jr. and G. R. Burgess. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Louisa Women’s Club. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1947

 

WILLIAMSON, Thurza (Burns)

Mrs. Thurza Burns Williamson, 82, died Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. in a local hospital after having suffered third degree burns Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the bedroom of her home after a robe she was wearing caught fire. A daughter of R. T. and Caroline Hatcher Burns, Mrs. Williamson was born at Pikeville, KY, having moved to Louisa with her parents, when she was three years of age. Her husband, Dr. C. H. Williamson, died in Memphis in 1936 while he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church there. Mr.  and Mrs. Williamson resided in Memphis for 21 years. She returned to Louisa two years after her husband’s death and had lived here for the past 9 years. Prior to her death Wednesday she was one of the oldest living graduates of the Cincinnati Wesleyan College. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Memphis and the Louisa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Funeral services will be held at the Louisa Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. L. M. rogers, pastor of the church, and Dr. George H. Vick, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, WV. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral. On Saturday the body will be removed to Memphis, TN with short funeral services being held there Sunday. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. F. S. Puller, Evanston, IL, Mrs. Eugene McGehee, Germantown, TN, Mrs. Jack Worthington, Ocean Side, CA, Mrs. Thomas E. Hughes, Albuquerque, NM; three sons, W. Rowland Williamson, Memphis, C. H. Williamson, St. Louis, MO and Charles A. Williamson, Charleston, WV; a sister, Mrs. L. S. Johnson and one brother, John G. Burns, Sr., Pallbearers are R. T. Johnson, L. B. Johnson, Sam Johnson, R. T. Burns, John G. Burns, Jr. and R. M. Horton. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1947

 

WOODS, Andrew J.

Andrew J. Woods, 58, passed away in a Huntington hospital Thursday December 11, after an illness of a year. He resided at Cadmus, KY, and was the son of the late John and Minerva Woods. He was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Myrtle Rice Woods died in 1936. Funeral services were conducted Sunday 2 p.m. from the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Vanhorn Cemetery under the direction of Curtright funeral Home. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Damer McCormick and Miss Lillian Woods of Catlettsburg and Miss Ruth Woods of Cadmus; three sons, Andrew J. Woods and John Wesley Woods of Catlettsburg and Laben Jay of Cadmus; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Bentley and Mrs. George Ables of Cadmus, KY. Big Sandy News, December 18,1 947

 

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