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ADAMS, Norman

1897-1950

Mr. Norman Adams, 52 years old, Irad, KY, died at his home Saturday. He was the invalid son of Mrs. Thursa Wellman Salters and the late Jefferson Wellman. Born March 1, 1897 near Irad, KY. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the home with Rev. Leonard Adams officiating with burial in the family cemetery. He was survived by his mother. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1950

 

BRADLEY, Edgar

Mr. Edgar Bradley, about 65 years died at the County Farm Sunday morning after an extended illness. He was formerly from Zelda, KY. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the County Cemetery, Busseyville with Rev. Oscar Sagraves officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1950

 

BURKE, Flora May

1925-1950

Miss Flora May Burke, 24 years old, daughter of James C. and Virgie Endicott Burke, route 2, Louisa, KY was burned in her home Sunday night in what was thought to be an explosion of a small gas stove. She was brought to a local hospital where she died early Monday, seven hours after the accident. She had been an invalid and was in a small building located a few feet from the main house. Her mother had been to see about her only 10 minutes before and when she went back the building was in flames with the girl's clothing on fire. The building was destroyed but the father and brothers saved the main house by carrying water from the well. She was born October 22, 1925 at Spriggs, WV, and moved to route 2, Point Section, 23 years ago. Graveside service was held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Pack Cemetery, Job, KY, with Rev. Roland Justice officiating. She is survived by her father and mother, one sister, Miss Maggie Burke, three brothers, Mack Burke, James Burke, all at home and Bennie Burke, U. S. Army stationed in Japan. The body was returned to the home Monday morning from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1950

 

GARTIN, Jess T.

Mr. Jess T. Gartin, 68, died at his home at Cordell, KY, January 2, 1950, after an illness of 6 months. Well known farmer, born at Cordell, KY, the son of the late James and Josephine Gartin. Funeral services 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home with Rev. Julian Hunt of Blaine. Burial in Cordle Cemetery at Cordell, KY. A member of the Christian Church. Survived by his widow, Wanda Berry, 9 daughters, Mrs. Thurman Cordle, Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Herbert Moore, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Kenneth Thompson, Cordell, KY, Mrs. Everett O'Bryan, Cordell, KY, Miss June Gartin, Miss Joyce Gartin, Miss Melva Gartin, Miss Grace Gartin, at home and Miss Nina Ruth Gartin, at home. 4 sons, Lunda Gartin, Cordell, KY, Herbert Gartin, Columbus, OH, John Ray Gartin, Columbus, James Thurman Gartin, at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. L. Lester, Alton, OH, and Mrs. Arthur Cordle, Alton, OH and 4 brothers, Sherman Gartin, Centerburg, OH, Jack Gartin, Centerburg, Luther Gartin, Cordell, KY, and Lon Gartin, Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1950

 

HAMMOND, George

1891-1950

Mr. George Hammond, 58 years old of Crum, WV, died suddenly following a heart attack, Friday, January 13, at the home of his niece, Mrs. William James, Clifford, KY. Mr. Hammond was born February 22, 1891, at Webb, WV, the son of the late John and Naomi Chapman Hammond. He was visiting relatives at Clifford and had been there for two days when he died. He was a retired coal miner and was never married. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 15, at the Clifford Gym with Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. with burial in the Bartram Cemetery at Clifford. He was a veteran of World War I and Apperson Lodge 95 F & AM of Louisa, KY. The Lodge held its service at the funeral. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lidge McReynolds, Clifford, KY, Saturday evening. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lidge McReynolds and Mrs. Millard Derifield, both of Clifford, KY and one twin brother, John Hammond, Crum, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 19,1 950

 

HOLLEY, Roger Lee

1948-1950

Roger Lee Holley, age 1 year 8 months died at the home of his parents January 1, 1950 after an illness of three weeks. Born May 1, 1948, route 1, Louisa, KY, the son of Elwood and Carmon Thompson Holley. funeral services were held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the home with Rev. Gallie Isaac burial in the Holley Cemetery, Yatesville, KY. Survived by parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Holley, Yatesville. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1950

 

KING, Ruthie

Ruthie King, 3 1/2 years old, died December 28th in the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland following burns received when the home of her parents burned at Meades Branch. The girl, whose clothes caught on fire while her mother was outside, was rushed to the Riverview hospital here and then after emergency treatment to the hospital in Ashland. She was one of the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Donald King of Route 1 near Meades Branch. The funeral took place Friday, December 30th at Hinkle Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The little girl is survived by her parents, her twin sister Ruby and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stone. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1950

 

MILLER, James S.

1865-1950

James S. Miller, 84, retired farmer died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S. W. Castle, at Prestonsburg, January 18, at 1:45 p.m. after an illness of seven years. He had lived at Louisa all of his life, except the last two years when he lived with the daughter at Prestonsburg. Born May 16, 1865, near Louisa, he was the son of the late Albert and Nancy Shannon Miller. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church of Louisa. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the final rites, and was then taken to the church to lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m.  Mr. Miller is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Castle of Prestonsburg, Mrs. W. O. Moore of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Charlie Allen of Louisa, Mrs. Jim Justice, Pikeville, and Mrs. A. W. Belcher, Detroit; one son, Byron Miller, Prestonsburg; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Ratcliff, Lancer, KY and 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1950

 

MUNCY, Edna (Meek)

1884-1950

Mrs. Edna Meek Muncy passed away at the age of 65, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Belle Baisdon of route 1, Louisa, Wednesday morning. Mrs. Muncy was the daughter of Mrs. Baisdon and the late Fernando Meek. She had lived here for the past 12 years. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until 4 p.m. this afternoon when it will be removed to the home of the mother. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1950

 

MUNCEY, Edna (Meek)

1884-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Meek Muncey, 65, who died January 19, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Belle Baisdon Meek, of Louisa, route 1, after an illness of a year and a half, was held Friday afternoon at the Smokey Valley Baptist Church near Louisa, by Rev. S. B. Ball and the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Meek Cemeteyr. Mrs. Muncey, born at Dunlow, WV, was a daughter of Belle Baisdon Meek adn the late Fernando Meek. She moved to Lawrence County as a child and had been a member of the Baptist Church for 48 years. Her husband died 13 years ago. Surviving her are the mother, three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Plymale, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Tom May, Louisa, route 3, and Mrs. Lewis Ferguson, Fallsburg, KY; two sons, Ernest Muncey, Louisa,  route 1, and Richard Muncey, Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Guy Bailey and Mrs. Orville Weddington of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Luther Terry, Detroit, and Mrs. John Wellman, Busseyville, KY, and two brothers, Melvin Meek, Williamson and Charlie Meek, Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1950

 

MILES, Jerome

1894-1950

Jerome Miles, 55, passed away at the family residence 110 Lock Street, January 4 at 9:20 p.m. after an illness of 5 days. He was born July 28, 1894 at Blaine, KY, son of the late Ben and Polly Miles. For the past 24 years he had resided in Louisa having lived prior to that at Blaine. He was married to Miss Hattie Lou Pigg 32 years ago. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church of Louisa at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. W. M. Moore and Rev. J. C. Hager and burial in the Pinehill Cemetery. Curtright Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Miles is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Boyd, Louisa, two sons, T. Sgt. Marvin Miles of Fort Lewis, WA and Earl Miles of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Hall of Louisa, Mrs. Jay Jordan of Adams, KY, and Mrs. Fannie Moore of Louisa; two brothers, Fred Miles of Whitehouse, KY and Allen Miles of Logan, WV and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1950

 

MILLER, Rebecca (Stanley)

Mrs. Rebecca Miller, 73 years old of 1005 Pine Street, Kenova, who died Thursday, was buried in the Stanley Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of a brother, Archie Stanley of East Lynn. The body was taken to East Lynn about noon Friday from the Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova. Mrs. Miller was the stepmother of Russell Miller and a former resident of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1950

 

MORRIS, William Sherman

1866-1950

Dr. William Sherman Morris, of Fullerton, OH, died at his home there Monday, January 9th at the age of 83. Dr. Morris practiced medicine at Fullerton, OH for 35 years. He was the uncle of Mrs. Claude Fyffe of Louisa and the brother of Mrs. Monroe Adams of Adams, KY. He was well known here in Lawrence county, where he became extremely well liked for his fine personality. Dr. Morris was born in Johnson County, October 23, 1866. He was a widower leaving two sons. The funeral took place at the Fullerton Christian Church, Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 19,1 950

 

SHORT, Linnie (Hamilton)

1888-1950

Mrs. Linnie Short, 61, died at ther home in South Point, OH, January 6, after having suffered a heart attack. For 50 years, Mrs. Short lived in Louisa having moved to Huntington, WV, a short time ago and from there to South Point, OH, where she had resided 65 days prior to her death. She was born at Coffee Creek, KY, August 3, 1888, a daughter of the late David and Lydia Fugit Hamilton. She was married to John J. Short 46 years ago. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Myrtles Chapel at Five Forks by the Rev. Dave Hewlett with burial in the Short Cemetery. Curtright Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Short was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years, also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Louisa. the Rebekah's held service at the church. Mrs. Short is survived by her husband and three sons, Jay Short, Jr., of Columbus, OH, William Albert Short of Louisa, KY, and Wayne B. Short of Huntington, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Jasper Combs and Mrs. William Skaggs of Huntington, one brother, Edward Salyers, also of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1950

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FEBRUARY

BERRY, Sam

1877-1950

Sam Berry, 72, died in the King's Daughters' Hospital, January 25, after a brief illness. Mr. Berry had been in ill health for the past five years. He was a retired farmer of Irad, KY, and for the past five years, he made his home with a son, Roscoe Berry in Louisa. He was visiting another son, Elmo Berry in Ashland, when he was removed to the hospital. He was born near Irad, KY, August 12, 1877, the son of the late Richard and Emmaline Moore Berry. His wife Mary Jordan Berry died in 1921. Funeral services were held Friday, January 27 at 1 p.m. from First Methodist Church in Louisa with Rev. E. P. Swann and W. M. Moore officiating. Another service was held at 2 p.m at the Dry Ridge Church, Adams, KY with burial in the family cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survived by two sons, Roscoe Berry, Louisa, and Elmo Berry, Ashland, KY, one sister, Mrs. John Curnutte, Columbus, OH; one brother, W. H. Berry, Ashland, and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1950

 

BURGESS, William

1867-1950

Funeral services for Rev. William Burgess was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. E. P. Swan, Rev. Willie Moore, and Rev. Ves Ball. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. He had been a Methodist minister for the past 62 years. He was born in Johnson County, KY, May 16, 1867, a son of the late John and Mintie Preston Burgess. He retired as a lockmaster on Little and Big Kanawha river, also Big Sandy at Chapman, KY where he had served for 30 years. He died at his home Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Skaggs, KY after a three day illness. The body was removed to the First Methodist Church from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa at 1:30 p.m. Monday where it lay in state one hour before the services. Surviving are : the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Adams and Mrs. Lucian Wellman of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Willard Wellman of Russell, KY and Mrs. Merle Hughes of Philadelphia, PA; one half brother, Fred Burgess of Terre Haute, IN and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1950

 

FRAZIER, Roy

Roy Frazier, 76, who lived in Louisa all of his life, passed away Tuesday, January 24th at the home of John Stevens, following a two weeks illness. He was a son of the late Harvey Frazier and Mrs. Jennie Wellman Frazier. The funeral which was under the care of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa took place last Thursday at Pinehill Cemetery with the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa Baptist Church officiating. He is survived by Mrs. Joe Stevens, Louisa, Georgia Barnette and Susie Copley of Catlettsburg; Ione Quillan of Ashland, Lizzie Diamond of route 3, Louisa and Martha Tackett of Matwan, WV, all cousins. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1950

 

HUGHES, David Clark

1865-1950

Funeral services for David Clark Hughes, 84, a prominent farmer of the Busseyville section was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence with the Rev. S. V. Ball officiating. Burial was in the Hughes Cemetery at Busseyville with the Curtright Funeral Home in charge. He died Friday at 3:45 p.m. after an illness of one and one half years. He was born December 20, 1865, at Busseyville, KY, a son of the late Jarred P. and Jimmie White Hughes.  He was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. Surviving are the widow, four daughters, Miss Mexie Hughes of Morehead, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Meek, tax commissioner for Lawrence County, Mrs. Willard Bayes of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Margie Kesseler of Busseyville; four sons, Monroe Hughes, Busseyville, Morton Hughes, Louisa, Mitchel Hughes of Columbus, and Merle Hughes of the U. S. Navy, stationed at Philadelphia, PA, one sister, Mrs. Melia Davis, Hamilton, OH, one brother, Marion Hughes of Catlettsburg, KY and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1950

 

KESTNER, Diana Kay

1949-1950

A five month old baby died in a fire in a frame dwelling near Paintsville last Sunday morning. Three other members of the family were seriously burned. The four room house was destroyed. The girl who died in the fire is Diana Kay Kestner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fonnie Kestner. Three other children ages 7, 5, and 3 years old escaped the fire. The father, mother, grandmother and one child were hurt in the fire. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1950

 

MAYNARD, Benjamine Harrison

1892-1950

Benjamine Harrison Maynard, 58, of Commercial Point, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died of a heart attack while visiting relatives at Toledo, OH. A conductor for the Norfolk and Western Railway before he retired three months ago after serving 32 years. He had worked the Portsmouth, VA, Williamson, WV run. He was born May 2, 1892 on route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Daniel J. and Josephine Baire Maynard. The body was taken to the home of a son, frank Maynard of Fort Gay at 5 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. P. F. Rose. Burial will follow in the Bartram Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. May M. Maynard, four daughters, Mrs. Luther Endicott of Genoa, Mrs. Sammy Runyon of Fort Gay, Mrs. John Crum of Ashland, and Mrs. Glenn Ward of Chillicothe, OH; two sons, Frank Maynard of Fort Gay and Homer Maynard of Pritchard, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Frasher of Fort Gay, Mrs. Lace Wellman of Circleville, OH, Mrs. S. Y. Dobyns of Kenova, and Mrs. Arthur Crum of Toledo; one brother, J. R. Maynard of Columbus, OH and 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1950

 

MAYNARD, Jessie (Miller)

1918-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Marie Maynard, 31, of Louisa, route 2 was conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Summit Gap by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Sammie Branham. Interment was in Wallace Cemetery on route 2. Mrs. Maynard passed away at her residence at 3:15 Saturday after an illness of two and one half years. She was born February 22, 1918, a daughter of the late George and Belle Pack Miller. The body was removed tot he home Saturday at 5 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Albert Maynard; two daughters, Joyce and Alikie at home; two sons, Albert, Jr. and Lacie, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene Hensley of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. James E. Lemaster of Louisa, Mrs. Drew Hickman of Torch Light, KY and Mrs. Lacie Thompson of Ashland; two brothers, James A. Miller of Louisa, route 2 and Raymond Miller of Georges Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1950

 

MCKINZIE, Gearldean

1949-1950

Funerals services were held for Gearldean Mckinzie , infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McKinzie, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence at Torchlight, KY. Burial was in the family cemetery at Torchlight with the Young Funeral Home in charge. She died Friday at 11:39 a.m. after an illness of short duration. She was born August 12, 1949 at Louisa, KY. She is survived by her parents, and one brother, Raymond Edward McKinzie, at home; the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Ford of route 1, Louisa, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McKinzie of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1950 

 

SPENCER, Rhoda (Payne)

1861-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Spencer, 88, was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at her home with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Little Blaine. Mrs. Spencer died at 7 p.m. last Thursday at her home on Route 1, after an illness of six months. She was born December 19, 1861, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Payne. She leaves her husband, J. M. (Fy) Spencer, to whom she had been married 66 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 4 years. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1950

 

WALDECK, Hannah (Justice)

1857-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Waldeck, 93, was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star conducted their ritual at the funeral home. Mrs. Waldeck died Saturday at home of a son, James J. Waldeck of Hampton, VA, with whom she had resided for the past 7 years. Previously she had lived in Louisa. She was born November 23, 1857 on Rock Castle Creek in Martin County, KY, daughter of th elate Samuel B. and Errie Carey Justice. Her husband, Nicholas D. Waldeck, died in 1921. She was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church and Louisa Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Meek of Little Rock, AR; two sons, Charles Waldeck of Louisa, and James J. Waldeck of Hampton, VA; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Sunday morning and remained there until after the services Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1950

 

WILSON, Alice (Barker)

1894-1950

Alice Wilson, 55, wife of Thomas G. Wilson, Louisa, KY, died during the night of January 24 at her home of a heart attack. She was born August 20, 1894, at Wilmington, NC, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth McClelland Barker. She and Mr. Wilson moved to Louisa about 4 years ago from Dunbar, WV. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating with burial in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas G. Wilson, Louisa; one son, Jerry ........Big Sandy News, February 2, 1950

 

YOUNG, James Walter

1881-1950

James Walter Young, 68, died at the Riverview Hospital last Sunday morning from injuries received in a train accident Saturday afternoon. Mr. Young was driving his car over the railroad tracks at Pike and Jefferson Street when it was struck by a freight train injuring Mr. Young. Mr. Young was one of the most prominent citizens of Louisa having served in state legislature for one term and also served  as Sheriff of Lawrence County from 1921 to 1925. He was married to Emma Kathryn Grubb 45 years ago. He was associated with the United Fuel Gas Co as right of way agent at the time of his death. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and the fraternal order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Young was highly respected by his fellow citizens for his friendliness and fairness. The funeral service which was one of the largest here was held last Tuesday, February 7th at 2 p.m. in the Louisa Methodist Church, of which Mr. Young had been a member for many years. Reverend J. C. Hager officiating, assisted by Revs. Charles Perry, E. P. Swann and Carl Hall. Interment took place at the family cemetery at Brushey, KY. Mr. Young is survived by his widow, two sons, L. Byron Young of Young Funeral Home, a member of the Lawrence County Board of Education, two sisters, Mrs. Noah Sagraves of Tustin, CA and Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne of Louisa; four brothers, , Mayo Young of Houcksville, KY, Luther Young of Wheelersburg, OH, C. C. Young of Louisa, and Morton Young of Webbville, KY, two grandchildren, Mrs. David Preston of Georges Creek and James Byron Young of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1950

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MARCH

AUSTIN, Rosa (Moore)

1863-1950

Mrs. Rosa Moore Austin, 86, died February at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Kane of Allen, KY, following an extended illness. She had lived with her daughter for the past three and a half years and was a former resident of Fallsburg. Mrs. Austin, a member of the Methodist Church for 70 years, was born April 12, 1863, at Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late William H. and Margaret Thompson Moore. Funeral services were held at the Fallsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. W. J. Kenny of Martin, KY officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the daughter’s residence. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John Cooksey, and Mrs. Luther Prince of Fallsburg; Mrs. Harry Schroeder, Ashland, Mrs. Oakley Billups, Kenova, and Mrs. Kane; three sons, Jay M. Austin, Ashland, Ed Austin, Fallsburg and W. T. Austin, Allen; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Shortridge, Ashland, one brother, Rev. Martin Moore, Fallsburg; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1950

 

BERRY, Mollie Louise (Webb)

1868-1950

Mrs. Mollie Louise Berry 83 years old died at the home of  a son in law, the Rev. J. T. Spencer of Fort Gay, route 1, last Thursday, after an illness of five weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Forks of the Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. D. A. Hewitt and Rev. Lewis D. Houler of Fallsburg, KY. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Berry was born near Adams, KY on April 23, 1868, a daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Davis Webb. Her husband, James Buchanan Berry, died 27 years ago. She had lived with her son in law for 36 years and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Addie Davenport of Punta Gorda, FL; one brother, James Webb of Beaver, OH and 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence of Rev. Spencer from the Young Funeral Home of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

BURTON, Charlotte (Prince)

1855-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Burton, 94, was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dry Ridge with B. Ball officiating assisted by the Rev. Charley Moore. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery at Adams with Young Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Burton died at 10 a.m. Saturday at her home in Springfield, OH, where she had resided for the past three months. Previously she had lived at Irad. Widow of the late Green Burton. She had been in failing health for the past four years. A lifelong member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Burton was born September 10, 1855, at Cherokee, a daughter of the late George and Levina Griffith Prince. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Flora Craffin, Mrs. Lillian Morse of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, Ashland and Mrs. Bertha Sturgill of Bell, CA; four sons, Arlie Burton of Lockbourne, OH, William Burton, Groveport, OH, S. W. Burton, Ellen, and John Burton of route 3, Louisa; 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

COPLEY, Rilda (Copley)

1877-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Rilda Copley, 72, who died Wednesday afternoon, March 22, at her home on route 2, Fort Gay, WV was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sprucelick Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating assisted by the Rev. C. B. Crabtree. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery on route 2, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Copley was the wife of Thomas A. Copley to whom she had been married 52 years and a former resident of Genova, WV. She was born in Wayne County, WV, July 23, 1877, daughter of the late Stanley and Rachel Damron Copley. She was a member of the Methodist Church having held her membership at the Methodist Bartram Chapel for 50 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C. G. Noe, Huntington, WV, Mrs. D. B. Snyder, Rittman, OH and Mrs. Leo Rosick of Detroit, MI; one son, Dallas Copley of Rittman, OH; two brothers, Radical Copley,  Portsmouth, OH and Joshua Copley of Fort Gay, WV, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

COPLEY, W. M.

1861-1950

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday for W. M. Copley of Fort Gay, WV, and a former resident of Zelda, who died Monday morning, March 20, in Wayne County, WV, after a lengthy illness. He was 88. The rites were conducted from the Green Brier Baptist Church on route 37 with the Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiating, assisted by the pastor of the Green Brier Church. Burial followed in the Bartram Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Copley was born at Fort Gay, WV, October 18, 1861, the son of the late Ira and Margaret Farris Copley. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Copley, to whom he was married 47 years ago. He was a member of the Evangelist Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Florence Marrow, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Guy Thompson of Huntingotn, WV and Miss Goldie Copley at home, six sons, Ira, and Ben Copley, Buchanan, Dock Copley of Rush, and Herman and Spurgon Copley of Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1950

 

CRUM, Lynn Boyd Jr.

1901-1950

Lynn Boyd Crum, Jr., 48 years old of Glenhayes, WV resident died in a Huntington, WV hospital March 8, after an illness of 4 days. Mr. Crum was widely known and owned and operated a large store in Glenhayes. The son of Mrs. Nannie Atkins Crum, Glenhayes, WV and the late Lynn Boyd Crum. Mr. Crum was born October 21, 1901 at Wells Branch, WV coming to Glenhayes at an early age. Funeral services were conducted in the Glenayes Church with burial in the Wellman Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV with J. C. Hager officiating. Preparations were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mexie Baker Crum to whom he had been married 14 years, two sons, Boyd R. Crum, Rittman, OH, Billie Joe Crum, Charleston, WV, mother, Mrs. Nannie Atkins Crum, Glenhayes, WV and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

DOWDEN, Demish (Marcum)

Double funeral service was held last Thursday at Boyd Robinson’s home on route 1, at Fort Gay, WV. The funeral service was for Mrs. Demish Dowden of Chattroy, WV, who passed away March 1st, at the age of 78 and wife of Floyd Dowden to whom she had been married for 57 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Marcum of Crum, WV. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Boyd Robinson, Miss Izella Dowden, Mrs. Ulysses Stepp, and Mrs. Henry Robinson, three sons, Marlin, Kelly and Jess Dowden, one sister, Mrs. Joe Dowden and one brother, Aaron Marcum.

 

Service for Henry Robinson of Nolan, WV was held at the same time, Mr. Robinson, passed away at the age of 46 on February 27th. Robinson was employed by the Alma Mining Co. of Chattroy. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pharva Robinson died following an accident in which he was crushed between a railroad car and a mine tipple. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Henry (Olla Dowden) Robinson, of Chattroy, one daughter, Corenia Robinson, five sons, Bobby, Dan, George, Jessie and Douglas, one sister, Mrs. Cal Robinson, four brothers, Boyd, Frank, Edgar and Vernon Robinson. Funeral service for both were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. The service was conducted by Revs. Fred Little, James F. Finley and L. W. Fyffe. Burial was in the Spruce Branch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1950

 

FYFFE, Robert

1877-1950

Robert Fyffe, 73, of Skaggs, died last Wednesday in a Louisa hospital after a week’s illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the residence and burial was in the family cemetery. A farmer, Mr. Fyffe was born at Keaton, KY, March 17, 1877, a son of the late James and Amanda Cantrell Fyffe. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Farley Fyffe; two daughters, Mrs. Guar Ferguson of Martha, KY,  and Mrs. Paul Skaggs of Skaggs, five sons, Hubert Fyffe of Portsmouth, OH, Clyde Fyffe of Martha, KY, and Guar, Paul and Cassie Fyffe  at home; a sister, Mrs. Forrest Lyons of Adams, KY and two brothers, Parley Fyffe of Keaton and Henry Fyffe of Ohio. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

HALL, Sarah

1942-1950

Funeral services for Sarah Hall, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Hall of route 3, Louisa, was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Cherryville with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Spurlock Cemetery on route 2, with the Curtright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The child died Thursday morning in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV a few hours after being seriously burned at her home when her clothing became ignited from an open fire. She was born August 12, 1942. Her mother was formerly Miss Eliza Belle Spurlock. Besides her parents she is survived by five sisters, Geneva, Betty Jo, Millie, Ivory, Louise and Hazel Hall, three brothers, Troy, Daniel and Charles William Hall, all at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spurlock of route 2, Louisa and paternal grandfather, Richard Hall of Floyd County, KY. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

HAMPTON, Virginia (Lemaster)

1875-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Hampton, 74, was conducted Sunday morning from the home of a son, Esker Hampton, on route 2, Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. Carmie Webb, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Grassy, WV with the Curtright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hampton died last Thursday afternoon, March 16, at her home on Mill Creek, route 2, Fort Gay. She was born in Wayne County, WV, April 27, 1875, a daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Bayes Lemaster. Her husband, Albert Hampton died in 1934. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for the past 45 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Pratt and Mrs. Hubert Soward of Grassy, WV and Miss Lottis Hampton at home; six sons, Clarence Hampton, Grassy, WV, Oscar Hampton, Kenova, WV, Esker Hampton, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, Sam Hampton, wheeling, WV, Walter Hampton, Beckley, WV and Leonard Hampton of Welch, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Billups, East Lynn, WV and Mrs. George Hampton of Wayne, WV; one brother, John Lemaster of Greenup, KY. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1950

 

HAWS, Charles Hamilton

1876-1950

Charles Hamilton Haws, 73, retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee died suddenly at his home in Ashland Saturday night. A resident of Ashland for 35 years, he was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Hutchison Haws. He had been employed as a car repairman for the C & O for 45 years, before his retirement, having worked both at Ashland and Olive Hill. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Ashland. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nell See Haws, one son, Russell Haws, former city councilman; five brothers, J. A. Haws, Anaheim, CA, Milt Haws, Portsmouth, OH, William Haws, St. Albans, WV, Logan Haws, Rose Hill, VA and George Haws, Louisa. Funeral services conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Ashland with the Rev. Frank c. King, pastor, and the Rev. Carl Froderman officiating. The body was removed to the residence from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg at 4 p.m. today and was taken tot he church Monday to lie in state an hour preceding the last rites. Following the services the body was taken to the Young Funeral Home in Louisa where it remained until 2 p.m. Monday when burial services were held in the See Cemetery in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1950

 

JARRELL, Wayne

1885-1950

Funeral services for Wayne Jarrell, 94, who died last Wednesday, March 15, at his home on route 2, Fort Gay, WV, after a two weeks illness, was conducted Saturday afternoon at the Old Pleasant Baptist Church in Wayne County by the Rev. Carmie Crabtree and Rev. Carmie Webb. Burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery on route 2, with Curtright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jarrell, a lifelong resident of Wayne County, was born August 5, 1885, a son of the late Rev. William Jarrell and Mary Jane Lycan Jarrell. He was a retired school teacher of Wayne County after having taught 31 schools. Later he was engaged in the mercantile business from which he retired five years. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Church for 76 years. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Emma Ross Jarrell, to whom he had been married 60 years, Mr. Jarrell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ava Lycan, Mrs. Ona Billups and Mrs. Evangeline Glover, all of Huntington, WV; one son, Leo Jarrell of route 2, Fort Gay, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1950

 

MAJOROSKY, Steven

1880-1950

Steven Majorosky, 70 years old, Zelda, KY, died suddenly near his home, Thursday, March 9. He was a retired coal miner and was born February 11, 1880 in Bulgaria. He came to Zelda from Benham, KY about 10 years ago. He is survived by one daughter and one son, address unknown. Funeral services were held Monday, March 13, from the Buchanan Chapel, Zelda, KY at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ira Copley officiating, with burial in the Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

MCDONALD, Emely (Carey)

1885-1950

Mrs. Emely C. McDonald, well known here for activities in connection with her kindergarten the Wee-Wisdom, passed away last week at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mexie Roberts in Memphis, TN, following an extended illness. The body was brought to Louisa by the Young Funeral Home Wednesday morning and remained there until time of services. Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, Daughter of the American Revolution and the Louisa Woman's Club. Service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home today (Thursday March 2nd) with Revs. Charles Perry and J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late W. M. and Emily Burgess Carey of Louisa. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Roberts are another sister, Mrs. Gertrude Carey Burchett of Louisa and a brother, Ulysses Carey also of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1950

 

MOORE, Rebecca (Holbrook)

1864-1950

Funeral services for one of Lawrence county’s pioneer women, Mrs. Rebecca Holbrook Moore, who died Friday, March 10th, following a brief illness, was held last Sunday at the Cordell Baptist Church. Mrs. Moore’s death followed an attack of pneumonia. She was 85 years old at the time. She was born July 22nd, 1864, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Elizabeth Salyers Holbrook. She was the wife of Eli J. Moore who passed away in 1928. Mrs. Moore made her home with her son Dewey Moore at Cordell until ten months ago when the family moved to Louisa. She was highly respected and well liked in the Community and was praised for the fine family she raised. The funeral service took place at the Cordell Baptist Church at Cordell she had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 40 years. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church where the Revs. D. A. Hayes of Columbus, OH, Arlie Blackburn and William W. Moore officiated. Burial took place in the Moore Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Moore is survived by three sons, William H. Moore, Dewey Moore and Bascom Moore, all of Louisa; five daughters, Mrs. John Gartin of Ashland, Mrs. W. H. Adams and Mrs. Charlie Moore of Beaver, OH, Mrs. R. M. Dean of Ironton, OH and Mrs. A. W. Osborn of Berea, KY. She also leaves 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. It was one of the largest funerals held at Cordell in many years. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

PERRY, Lewis Oliver

1878-1950

Lewis Oliver Perry, 72, of Webbville, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home following a heart attack. He had lived for the past 60 years at this present address where he was well known as a good farmer. He was born in Henry County, KY, on January 18,1 878, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh and Mary Giles. He had suffered with a bad heart for the past 3 years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Young Funeral Home with funeral services to be held today March 2nd, at Brammer Gap at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Fred Vanhorn and Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will take place in the Perry Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Perry, two sons, H. C. Perry of Mt. Sterling, OH and Rev. Jack Perry of route 1, Webbville, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1950

 

PRINCE, Ulysses G.

1874-1950

Ulysses G. (Lyss) Prince, 75, former postmaster and retired farmer of Irad, KY, died at his home Friday following an illness of one week. Mr. Prince who operated the Prince Mill for a number of years, was born October 8, 1874, a son of the late James G. and Sarah Jane Large Prince. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Dry Ridge Church by the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams, KY. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Genoa Thompson Prince, a granddaughter, Mr. Ed Diamond, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dock Jordan, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Stella Moore, Frankfort, KY. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

RADFORD, Mary Elizabeth (Lawson)

1882-1950

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Radford, 67, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. C. Neubrough, 1922 Lee Avenue, Huntington, WV where she had resided for the past two months, She had formerly lived at Georges Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery with Curtright Funeral Home in charge. She was born August 9, 1882 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Soloman and Martha E. Bush Lawson. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. In addition to her husband, Joseph Edward Radford, to whom she had been married 48 years, Mrs. Radford is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harper Preston of Georges Creek; one son, W. N. Radford of Cincinnati, OH; five sisters, Mrs. S. G. Bolt, Mrs. J. C. Neubrough, Mrs. J. A. Allen, Mrs. Henry Jacob of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Clyde Spurlock of Chicago, IL; one brother, S. C. Lawson of Harperster, OH; 2 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

ROBINSON, Henry

Double funeral service was held last Thursday at Boyd Robinson’s home on route 1, at Fort Gay, WV. The funeral service was for Mrs. Demish Dowden of Chattroy, WV, who passed away March 1st, at the age of 78 and wife of Floyd Dowden to whom she had been married for 57 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Marcum of Crum, WV. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Boyd Robinson, Miss Izella Dowden, Mrs. Ulysses Stepp, and Mrs. Henry Robinson, three sons, Marlin, Kelly and Jess Dowden, one sister, Mrs. Joe Dowden and one brother, Aaron Marcum.

 

Service for Henry Robinson of Nolan, WV was held at the same time, Mr. Robinson, passed away at the age of 46 on February 27th. Robinson was employed by the Alma Mining Co. of Chattroy. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pharva Robinson died following an accident in which he was crushed between a railroad car and a mine tipple. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Henry (Olla Dowden) Robinson, of Chattroy, one daughter, Corenia Robinson, five sons, Bobby, Dan, George, Jessie and Douglas, one sister, Mrs. Cal Robinson, four brothers, Boyd, Frank, Edgar and Vernon Robinson. Funeral service for both were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. The service was conducted by Revs. Fred Little, James F. Finley and L. W. Fyffe. Burial was in the Spruce Branch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1950

 

SHORTRIDGE, Sara (Galloway)

1883-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Shortridge, 77, was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her son, George Shrotridge, at Cadmus with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Collinsworth Cemetery in Lawrence County with the Curtright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Shortridge died Monday afternoon at her home at Cadmus after an illness of three years. Her husband, Charles Shortridge preceded her to the grave 27 years ago. A member of the Methodist Church for 50 years, she was born February 14, 1883, at Silver Creek in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Galloway. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kate Workman of Cadmus, four sons, George Thomas and Garland Shortridge of Cadmus and Fred Shortridge of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Anna Clayton of Los Angeles, CA; 32 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her son at Cadmus at 2 p.m. Tuesday where it remained until the time of funeral services. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

SKAGGS, James C.

J. c. (Jim Butter) Skaggs, 83, a farmer of Terryville, near here, died at his home today after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Terryville School Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. A. C. Bradley and the Rev. Hood Wallen. Burial was in the family cemetery. He was a son of the late Andy and Judy Holbrook Skaggs of Terryville, and had been a member of the Terryville Baptist Church for 40 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sena Boggs Skaggs; two daughters, Mrs. John Rose of Keaton, KY, three sons, Leo Skaggs of Skaggs, Okie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, OH, and James Skaggs of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Samantha Lyons of Louisa; one brother, Leo Skaggs of Terryville and 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1950

 

SPARKS, Homer

1918-1950

Funeral services for Homer A. Sparks, 31, an employee of the Buckeye Steel Corporation and a former resident of Louisa, who died Saturday morning in a Lexington hospital, was conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. William Moore. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery under direction of the Young Funeral Home. Mr. Sparks was a veteran of World War II and a member of the W. O. Johnson Post No. 89, American Legion who will officiate at the grave. He was born November 12, 1918, at Colefield, son of the late Kenis and Della Salyers Sparks. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Rose Sparks and one daughter, Caralla Rae of Ashland. Other surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lexie Stevens, Louisa, Mrs. Clinton Stout, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. James Fortner of Huntington, WV, two brothers, Walter J. and Estill Sparks of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1950

 

STRATTON, Lona (Akers)

1875-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Lona Stattton, 75, of route 1, Louisa, and a former resident of Torchlight, who died Saturday was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stratton Cemetery by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Stratton Cemetery on route 2, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Stratton was born in Floyd County, February 8, 1875, a daughter of the late John and Mary Greer Akers. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. In addition to her husband, Emerson E. Stratton, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Dilley, Louisa, and Mrs. Sam Wagoner of Lorain, OH, four sons, Albert Stratton, Louisa, Ray Stratton, West Liberty, John Stratton, of Hiawatha, WV and Bill Stratton of Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Wilson of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Henry Akers, Prestonsburg and Carl Akers, of Cleveland, OH; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

THOMPSON, Emeline Bell

HOLT, Melinda Sue

Mrs. Emeline Bell Thompson, 81, and her great granddaughter Melinda Sue, 3 months old, lost their lives last Friday morning when fire of undetermined origin destroyed their home on the Blaine road near Busseyville. Mrs. Thompson was confined to her bed at the time of the fire and her daughter, Mrs. Gipsey Holt, owner of the ill fated house and grandmother of Melinda Sue, had brought the baby over to the house when she discovered the fire in an adjacent room. According to the story told, she placed her grandchild on a daybed and went into the room in which the fire had started and began to fight the fire. The fire spread too rapidly for Mrs. Holt and she had to run out of the house to save her own life. In her haste to escape the rapidly advancing flames she had to abandon hope of rescuing the old lady and the child. Neighbors soon gathered and attempted to rescue the victims but were unable to get near them due to the rapid spread of flames. In the meantime the Louisa Fire Department had arrived, under direction of Chief Leon Compton and Funny Miller. They connected their equipment to the well but were unable to save the building or its occupants. Several explosions occurred during the fire, probably from stored oil tanks.

 

After the fire was brought under control the two beds containing the remains of the victims were brought out in front of the house where Deputy Coroner Dwayne D. Walker assembled a coroners jury, who found that the victims met with accidental death. Member of the jury were: M. H. Dooley, W. A. Grub, Ernest Muncey, Fire Chief Leon Compton, Monroe Hughes, and Carmie Wilson. The remains were taken to the Young Funeral Home. Ambulances from the Young Funeral Home were dispatched to the scene together with the Louisa Fire Department.

 

The father and mother of the child are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holt, who live diagonally across the road from the burned house. Mr. Holt is employed by the Economy Chevrolet Co., of Louisa. Funeral services for the two took place at the Busseyville Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Revs. S. B. Ball, E. P. Swann and Kelley Patton officiating. Burial services for the baby was at Bussey Cemetery at Busseyville and for Mrs. Thompson in the Thompson Cemetery at Lick Creek. Baby Melinda is survived by her parents, a sister, Pamela Jo Holt, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Branham of Allen and the paternal grandmother Mrs. Webb Holt of Busseyville. Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Holt and Mrs. James Hardwich of route 1, a son George of Harlan, 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1950

 

THOMPSON, Pharoah

Pharoah Thompson, 75 years old, died March 23rd at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rueben Artrip of Fort Gay, route 2. Graveside funeral services was conducted in the Thompson Cemetery, March 25 by the Rev. Luther Hardwick, A retired farmer, Mr. Thompson was a son of the late Harvey and Mary Marcum Thompson. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years. Survivors include the daughter and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the daughter’s home from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1950

 

THOMPSON, Rocky Lee

1949-1950

Rocky Lee Thompson, 3 months old of Rockwood, MI, was found dead in bed March 8. The son of Bert and Irene Wheeler Thompson was born December 14, 1949. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Thompson, route 2, Louisa, Thursday, March 9. Burial services were held Friday March 10 at 3 p.m. from the home of the grandparents with burial in the family cemetery with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. The baby is survived by father and mother, two small brothers and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cheatwood Wheeler, Blaine, KY. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1950

 

WATSON, Amos L.

1869-1950

Funeral services for Amos L. Watson, 80, former Lawrence County resident were held Monday at Sweetwood, Miss. Mr. Watson died Saturday afternoon at his home in Tyro, Miss., after an illness of one year. He was born at Webbville, April 9, 1869, a son of the late A. K. and Sarah Woods Watson. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years and also taught school in Boyd County for 4 years before moving to Mississippi 40 years ago. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Pearl Houston Watson of Tyro, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Armanda Thompson of Ashland, Mrs. Nannie Smith, Dennis and Mrs. Corda Prichard of Louisa; two brothers, Milt Watson of Frankfort, OH and Val Watson of Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1950

 

WORKMAN, Ernest

1949-1950

Funeral service was held last Friday for Ernest Workman, one year old son of Oma and Ernestine Jordan Workman of Columbus. The service was held at home of the boys grandparents at Yatesville, KY with burial in the Workman cemetery. Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiated at the services. The body was the nephew of Sheriff Vessie L. Workman. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Workman, two brothers and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Fitch of Toledo, OH. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1950

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ADAMS, Thomas

1884-1950

Thomas Adams, 65, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home, 701 Lakes Avenue after a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery on Little Blaine. Mr. Adams a retired employee of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. in Ashland was born September 26, 1884 at Irad, KY, a son of the late Labe and Barbara Carter Adams. He had lived in Ashland 13 years before moving to Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Bates Adams, to whom he had been married for 45 years; four daughters, Mrs. William Kidder of Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. Burbage Bentley and Mrs. John W. Moore of Columbus and Mrs. James Blair of Ashland; three sons, Willie Adams of Ashland, the Rev. Leonard Adams of Irad and Jimmie Adams at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Holbrook of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Laura Arrington of Chatteroy, WV and Mrs. Elmer Crawford of Portland, OR; two brothers, Dave Adams of Circleville, OH and Ranee Adams of Louisa and 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 20,1 950

 

BILLUPS, John Plymale

John Plymale Billups, 83, retired from the Southern Pennsylvania Oil Co was taken by death Tuesday, April 11, following a six month illness. He was born at Fort Gay where he maintained his home with his wife Sarah Richardson Billups. He was the son of Rev. William and Mrs. Indiana Plymale Billups. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carmie Crabtree and William Hunter, Thursday April 13 at 2 p.m. Billups had been a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church for the past 57 years. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. W. M. Spain, Crewe, VA, Mrs. Virgil Robinette, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Boyd Rutherford, Sidney, WV, Miss Marie Billups, Naugatuck, WV, 3 sons, Raymond Billups, Fort Gay, WV, Paul Billups, Fort Gay, WV, Ransey Billups, Fort Gay, WV, 2 brothers, James Billups, route 1, Prichard, WV and W. T. Billups, route 1, Prichard, WV, and 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

BORDERS, Rebecca

1941-1950

Rebecca Borders, 8 year old daughter of Ray and Elice Edwards Borders, Ulysses, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday morning following an illness of five day of pneumonia. She attended the Lowmansville Consolidated School and the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Walnut Grove Church with Rev. Millard Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery near Ulysses. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the parents yesterday noon. Surviving are the  parents, six sisters, Mrs. Walter McGraw, Portsmouth, OH, Miss Virginia Castle, Miss Emma Jean Borders, and Mrs. Elwood Brecht, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Verland Bryant, Heights, OH, and one brother, Melvin A. Borders, Springfield. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

 

BRYAN, Jefferson

1890-1950

Jefferson Bryan, 59, of Buchanan passed away at his home there last Thursday, following an 8 month illness. Bryan served as deputy sheriff from 1946 to 1950, he was previous to his appointment as deputy sheriff, a farmer. The funeral took place from his home Saturday, April 8, with the Revs. William W. Moore and Acie Adams officiating. Burial took place in the Bryan Cemetery at Buchanan. He was born May 8, 1890, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Elizabeth Bryan. Funeral preparations were under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louis. He is survived by his widow, Laura Church Bryan to whom he was married 38 years ago, and by four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Bryan, Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Homer Bucklen, Pasadena, CA, Mrs. W. M. Chenoweth, Los Angeles, Ca, Mrs. Charles Bushong, Kingsport, TN, three sons, Ernest Bryan, U. S. Air Force, San Antonio, TX, Thomas Bryan, at home, one half-sister, Mrs. Martha Chaffin, Greenup, KY, one brother, Crit Bryan, Buchanan, KY and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

CHURCH, Carl Homer

1950-1950

An 18 day old baby, Carl Homer Church, died at the Riverview Hospital yesterday morning, Wednesday, April 18. The baby, who had been ill since birth, was brought to the hospital three days ago. Graveside funeral was held at the Skaggs Cemetery, Cordell, with Rev. Milt Cordle officiating. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Church of Wilbur and one brother, Joe Francis Church, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Church, Lowmansville, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Walker Thompson, Wilbur, KY. Funeral arrangements were by the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1950

 

CRUM, Noah

Noah Crum, 53, a brakeman on the N & W died instantly, while at work in the railroad yards at Matewan, WV where he was crushed by a local freight car. Crum was the son of the late Criss Crum and Mrs. Rebecca Judge Crum. He had worked for the N & W Williamson-Red Jacket Division for the last 29 years. The body was brought here to the Curtright Funeral Home from there to the Louisa Baptist Church where funeral services were held by Rev. J. C. Hager last Friday, March 31st, followed by burial in the Pinehill Cemetery. Crum was a member of the American Legion and the Louisa Masonic Lodge. The official Legion escort was furnished for the burial services at the cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Effie Burton Crum, and his mother. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

 

DANIELS, Sherman V.

1869-1950

Sherman V. Daniels of Fort Gay, WV and for the past 18 years a resident of Louisa route 1, died at Fort Gay March 29, at the age of 81 years. Daniels was born February 14, 1869 at Hood Fork in Lawrence County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Marinda Daniels. He was a retired farmer. The death followed an illness of 7 months. The funeral services were conducted at the Fort Gay Church of God with burial in the Fairview Cemetery, last Saturday, April 1, 1950 with Rev. Greer Hawkins and Rev. Grant Raines officiating. The body had previously been removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Daniels home in Fort Gay. Daniels had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 35 years. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters, Mrs. John Asch, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Curtis Vanhorn, Franklin Furnace, OH, Mrs. Ivory Lipps, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Otto Shuff, Holden, WV, 7 sons, Hubert Daniels, Holden, WV, Everett Daniels, Logan, WV, Ellis Daniels, Franklin Furnace, OH,  Ralph Daniels, Franklin Furnace, OH, Garrett Daniels, Huntington, WV, Mart Daniels of South Point, OH, and Willie Daniels, New Boston, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alonzo Estepp of Louisa and Mrs. Ruby Baker of Huntington and 2 brothers, John and Morrow. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

 

DIAMOND, James Ottis

1950-1950

A little baby, one day old James Ottis Diamond, died at the Riverview Hospital last Sunday. The baby which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Amon and Madge D. Diamond. The baby’s body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the parents for funeral service with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on route 3. Survivors are mother and father, one sister, Judith Ann Diamond, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lee Diamond, route 4, Louisa, KY and Mr. William O’Daniels, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

HAMMONDS, John David

1950-1950

A baby born dead to Mr. and Mrs. Otto and Angeline Hammonds was buried with graveside service at the Branham Cemetery Tuesday, April 11 with Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Survivors are mother and father, two brothers, Guy Richard and Dannie Curtis Hammonds, both at home, grandfather, Frank L. Hammonds, route 1, Webb, WV, grandmother, Mrs. Effie Fraley, route 1, Webb, WV. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

JACKSON, Cornelius

Cornelius Jackson, 77, died at the home of Charles Callahan April 9 following a three weeks illness. He was a retired brick yard employee. Jackson was born at Grayson, KY. Funeral services were held at the Henderson Funeral Home at Olive Hill with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial took place in the Watson Cemetery. He was the husband of Eliza Crank and is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Russell Mays, Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Charles Callahan, Louisa, KY, one son, Nim Jackson, Lansing, MI, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Messer, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lucille Case, Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Minnie Ervin, Olive Hill, KY, one brother, Buddy Jackson, Lansing, MI and 10 grandchildren. Funeral preparations were arranged by Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

LOAR, Robert Haney

1907-1950

Robert Haney Loar, who was employed by the Pocahontas Fuel Co. died at Bishop, WV at the age of 43, last Thursday. He had been ill for two weeks. He was formerly of Fort Gay, WV, where he was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Loar in April 1907. His mother, the former Belle VanHoose Loar died some time ago. Funeral arrangements were made by the Curtright Funeral Home and took place at Fish Cemetery at Fort Gay with Rev. Walter Johnson officiating at the graveside service. Loar is survived by his widow, Marie Billus Loar and father, John H. Loar, Fort Gay, WV; 3 daughters, Mrs. Squire Jones, Bishop, WV, Miss Helen Loar, at home, Miss Phillis Loar, at home, one son Ray Loar, at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Albert Wellman, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Ernest Skeens, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. William Lester, Orlando, FL, Mrs. J. I. McCloud, Fort Gay, WV, 2 brothers, William H. Loar, Louisa, KY, and John I. Loar, Paducah, KY. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1950

 

MAYNARD, Betty (Stepp)

1889-1950

Mrs. Betty Stepp Maynard, 60, of route 1, died at her home last Thursday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Smokey Valley Baptist Church. Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The body was prepared by the Young Funeral Home here. Mrs. Maynard was born on August 15, 1889, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stepp, and resided at Inez before coming to Louisa, five years ago. She was a member of the Mary Church of United Baptist and had lived a true Christian life for the last 16 years of her life. Surviving are the husband, Mont V. Maynard, to whom she had been married 42 years; 4 daughters, Mrs. Charlie Ham of Louisa, Mrs. Malta Rowe of Louisa,  Mrs. Edward R. Graham of Columbus, OH, and Miss Lassie Maynard at home, 6 sons, Virgil Maynard of Joy, IL, Gallie of Martin, KY, Dave and Sam Maynard of Columbus and Earl and Lowell Maynard at home; a sister, Mrs. Lurana Cain of Beauty, 4 brothers, Elizah L. Stepp of Iager, WV, and Alford F. , Joseph, Jr. and Floyd Maynard of Inez and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1950

 

MILLER, Catherine Lyndell

1950-1950

Catherine Lyndell Miller, a one day old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James K. and Myra Miler, died in the King’s Daughters hospital in Ashland last Thursday. The funeral which was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home took place at Pinehill Cemetery with graveside services conducted by rev. Charles Perry last Friday afternoon. Surviving are mother and father, one sister, Mary Ann Miller, one brother, James K. Miller, Jr., grandparents, Clyde L. Miller, Louisa, KY, and Mrs. Edward Hibbert, Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

 

MOORE, Joseph D.

Joseph D. Moore, 69, who moved to Louisa three and one-half years ago from Adams, died at this Myrtle Street home her last Wednesday. He had suffered from an illness for the last four and one-half years. He was a retired farmer, born near Adams, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Nancy Davidson Moore. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Louisa, Saturday, April lst, with Revs. William W. Moore and E.P. Swann officiating. He had been a member of the First Methodist Church for more than 40 years. Burial took place at the Thompson Cemetery at Adams. The funeral arrangement was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Norman Pack of Louisa and Mrs. Harry Anderson of Ironton, OH; two sons, Howard of Adams and Wilford of Columbus, one sister, Mrs. Emma Comer of Louisa and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

 

PACK, Simon J.

1950-1950

Simon J. Pack, 2 hour old baby born to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Pack of Louisa, route 2, died Tuesday at the home of its parents. Graveside funeral service were held yesterday at the Spurlock Cemetery with Rev. George Pope officiating. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The baby is survived by mother and father, Emory Pack, Mr. and Mrs. Simon P. Thompson, grandparents, great grandmother, and father Mr. and Mrs. John Spurlock all of route 2, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, April 20,1 950

 

PATTON, Henry F.

1872-1950

Henry F. Patton, 78, retired general agent for the Commonwealth Life Insurance Agency, died  Saturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Preston, Fort Gay, WV, following an illness of eight years. A resident of Fort Gay for 16 months, Mr. Patton formerly resided in Prestonsburg, KY. He was born near Louisa, January 17, 1872, a son of the late Hiram and Susan Booten Patton. He was a member of the Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273 of Prestonsburg, Pikeville Commandery No. 45 and the Scottish Rites Indra Consistery of Covington, KY. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Prestonsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. Smith, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. A. C. Harlow and the Rev. Robert M. Regan. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. The Masonic Lodge will conduct ritualistic rites at the grave. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Claybourne Stevens, Prestonsburg at 9 a.m. today. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Carpenter Patton; the two daughters, a sister, Mrs. Jennie May Compton, Columbus, OH and a brother, Samuel Patton, Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

 

PETERS, Elizabeth (Dawson)

Funeral services were conducted for Elizabeth Dawson Peters, 59, at the Fort Gay Baptist Church last Monday afternoon followed by burial in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Rev. Ted Jarrell officiated. Arrangements were under direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Mrs. Peters died on April 8, following a two month illness. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Peters, to whom she was married 33 years ago. Also by three daughters and five sisters. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

PETERS, Robert F.

1878-1950

Robert Floyd Peters, died in the Huntington nursing home, April 10 at the age of 71. He was a retired carpenter, contractor and merchant of Fort Gay, WV. He was born in Wayne County, WV, December 12, 1878. His father and mother were the late Mr. and Mrs. David J. and Nancy Frasher Peters. Funeral service took place at Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa with the Rev. Fred Rose of Fort Gay officiating. Burial was at Lambert Cemetery at Fort Gay, yesterday, April 12. Peters had been ill for the past year. He was the widower of Jennie Eleanor Peters, who passed away in 1948. The survivors are, three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Nelson, Cedar Rapids, IA, Mrs. Donald Jackson, Parkersburg, WV, Miss Pearl Peters, two sons, James Peters, Parkersburg, WV, Paul Peters, Summerville, WV and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

ROBERTSON, Lotus Kathryn

1919-1950

Funeral services for Lotus Kathryn Robertson, who died at the Riverview Hospital in Louisa last Tuesday were held at Peter’s Chapel, Fort Gay, with Revs. Gallie Isaac and Herman Ross officiating. The burial was in Robertson Cemetery today April 13. Robertson who reached the age of 31 was taken to the hospital only three days before his death. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa. Robertson was born at Salt Petre, WV, March 17, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gernel Robertson. He is survived by his father, one brother, Robert Luther Robertson, at home, grandmother, Mrs. Kizzie Robertson, route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1950

 

SPENCE, Lourina (Thomas)

1878-1950

Mrs. Lourina Spence died at Yatesville last Tuesday April 25, at the age of 72. Mrs. Spence had resided at Yatesville for the past year, she formerly lived at Fallsburg. Her death followed a two year illness. She was born at Highland, KY, March 20, 1878, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Davie Thomas. She was the wife of John Spence whom she married 33 years ago. The funeral took place at the home Wednesday April 26 with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. The burial was in the Jim Holley Cemetery. Preparation was under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Spence had been a member of the Methodist Church for the last five years. She is survived by her husband and one son, Ashland Joseph, of New York, NY by a former marriage. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1950

 

WELLMAN, John Shannon

1869-1950

John S. Wellman, 81, retired carpenter died in a local hospital at 2 a.m. Wednesday following a heart attack. Mr. Wellman, a veteran of the Indian Ward, was born January 26, 1869, a son of the late Oliver and Mary Shannon Wellman. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. E. P. Swan officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Atkins Wellman to whom he had been married for 55 years; two daughters, Mrs. George Eberhart and Miss Mancy Wellman of Alexandria, VA; three sons, Kenneth Wellman of Louisa, Lucian Wellman, San Francisco, CA and Chief Petty Officer U. S. N. Vernon Wellman, now stationed in China, he is also survived by several grandchildren, Mrs. Farris Bradley, Louisa, Mrs. Lloyd Bell, Lexington, KY, Mrs. A. J. Simpson, Alexandria, VA, Kenneth Eberhart, Alexandria, VA, Billie Wellman, San Francisco, CA, Raymond Jr., San Francisco, Mary Louis, Jimmie, Margie, Johnie and Luther Atkins Wellman, all of Louisa, a half-sister, Mrs. William Mordica, Ashland and three half-brothers, H. G. Wellman, Louisa, Lon Wellman, Pikeville and Edward Wellman, Bluefield, WV. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1950

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BALL, Deborah Louise

1950-1950

Deborah Louise Ball passed away in the Riverview hospital, April 29, after being on this earth only two days. The baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jarrell Ball of Louisa. A graveside funeral service was conducted by Rev. S. B. Ball April 30, at the Ball Cemetery on route 1. Funeral preparation were under the direction of Young Funeral Home of Louisa. In addition to the parents the baby is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Ferguson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1950

 

BORDERS, Belle

1872-1950

Mrs. Belle Borders of Urbana, OH, route 4, passed away Sunday April 30 at her home as the result of pneumonia. She was 78 years old and a widow. Her late husband, Leon S. Borders died 30 years ago. Mrs. Borders was born at Richardson, KY in April of 1872. The funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home and the service was held May 3 at the Borders Chapel with Rev. George Al Thompson officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mrs. Borders is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lester Price, Georges Creek, and Mrs. Keltz Wallen, Urbana, OH, six sons, Glen Borders, Georges Creek, KY, Virgil Borders of Portsmouth, OH, Bert Borders of Mt. Hope, WV, Jack Borders of Vista, CA, Ralph and Hobert Borders also of Vista, CA, five sisters, Mrs. John Walters, Williamsport, KY, Mrs. John Preston, Georges Creek, KY, Mrs. Boss Ramsey, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Ealey Nibert, Topeka, KS. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1950

 

DANIEL, Flem Charles, Jr.

1926-1950

Flem Charles Daniel, Jr., one of the best liked young men of Louisa, died in the Prestonsburg hospital as result of injuries received in an auto accident on Abbott Mountain Wednesday, May 10. Young Daniel’s car was struck and overturned. Dr. George Archer of the Prestonsburg hospital, who attended Daniel, said that death was due to skull fractures and a broken neck. The accident is said to have been unavoidable. Daniel worked here in the Kroger store before becoming connected with an insurance company for which he worked in Louisa and the surrounding territory. He only recently resigned his insurance position to become an accountant. Daniel was on his way from his new home in Pikeville to audit books for a Prestonsburg firm when the accident occurred. He was 23 at the time of his death. He married Pauline Chandler last December in Louisa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Flem Charles Daniel, Sr., of Louisa. He graduated from Louisa High School where he was editor of the school paper. He was also active in the school’s baseball team. Daniel was a veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Free Will Baptist church in Louisa with Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the W. O. Johnson post of the American Legion, was in Pinehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Katherine Pauline Daniel; the parents and one sister, Aileen Daniel at home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1950

 

FRAZIER, John R.

A ten year old boy, John Raymond Frazier, of Clifford, died one hour after arriving at the hospital in Louisa, following a road accident in which the boy was struck by a truck Wednesday evening, May 17. The driver of the truck, who was held to be without blame, rushed the boy to the hospital where he died. He was born at Clifford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Gussie Frazier. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 20, with graveside ceremony performed by Rev. Russ Frazier. Funeral preparations were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The boy is survived, in addition to his parents, by one sister, Rebecca Jearldine, five brothers, Billie Elmer, Nile Burgess, Donald Richard, Walter Charles, and Aulta all of Clifford and a grandmother, Mrs. Vickie Chapman, Hatfield, KY. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

JOBE, Mexie (Shannon)

Mrs. Mexie Shannon Jobe, of Columbus, OH, and formerly of Louisa and Kermit, WV, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thurman Osendet in Columbus, at the age of 49. She had only been ill one week. She was married to Elisha Jobe for 27 years and was a member of the Kermit Methodist Church. Her parents, both deceased were William Shannon and Mary L. Shannon of Louisa, route 3. Rev. S. B. Ball officiated at the funeral service which took place at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, Wednesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. The burial was in the Shannon cemetery on route 3. She is survived by her husband, Elisha Jobe, Kermit, WV, three daughters, Mrs. Thurman Osendott, Miss Helen Jobe and Miss Rose Mary Jobe, three sons, Junior Jobe, Franklin D. Jobe and Jack Jobe, all of Columbus; 6 sisters, Mrs. Jay Vinson, Wayland, KY, Mrs. Roy Carter, DeHue, WV, Mrs. J. O. Moore, Adams, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Carlson, Louisa, KY, Mrs. John Jobe, route 3, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Olvie DeLong, Bemble, KY; and one brother, R. D. (Buck) Shannon, Canton, OH. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

KITCHEN, Flem

1870-1950

Flem R. Kitchen, well known farmer of the Catt section, died at his home at Dennis, KY last Thursday, May 11, following a three weeks illness. Kitchen was born at Dennis October 24, 1870, the son of the late William and Martha Kitchen. He was 79 at the time of his death. Funeral services took place at the Dennis Chapel with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home of Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Carter Kitchen, 6 daughters, Mrs. Austin Bentley and Mrs. Lewis Wright, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Leonard Watson, Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Charley Rappold, Mrs. Roy McGrew and Mrs. Leroy Deweese all of Columbus, OH, 5 sons, Levi Kitchen, Chillicothe, OH, Lewis Kitchen, Dennis, KY, Dennis Kitchen, route, 3, Louisa, KY, Leonard Kitchen, Columbus, OH, and Edward Kitchen, at home, one sister, Mrs. George Carter, Gladys, KY and one brother, John Kitchen, Dennis, KY. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1950

 

LLOYD, James E.

1922-1950

James E. Lloyd, 28, died April 23, 1950 at his home in Newport, KY after falling from a tree in the rear of his home. He was about to top the tree when the limb he was standing on broke causing him to suffer a skull fracture he died instantly. He married a former Georges Creek girl, Rosa Marie Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hayes, Georges Creek, KY. He was born April 2, 1922, in Cincinnati, OH and since returning from the Navy during World War II was employed by the Rusco Co., of Cincinnati. Funeral services were held in the Belles Chapel Church on Georges Creek Thursday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. with Revs. Jay Preston and Jack Bishop, Newport, KY. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survived by his wife, and several sisters and brothers, all of Cincinnati. Young funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1950

 

MOORE, Rosetta (Hughes)

1871-1950

Mrs. Rosetta Moore, 79, died May 15, at her home, route 3, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore, a member of the United Baptist church for 50 years, was born March 2, 1871, a daughter of Jordan and Phoebe Huff Hughes. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Clifford High School with burial following in the Vinson Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. James Sammons, route 1, Webb, WV, Mrs. Bessie Derifield, Clifford, Mrs. Hobart Graham and Mrs. W. F. Craig, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Preston Fields, Dafter, MI and Mrs. Garnet Stevens, Akron, OH; two sons, Charles Moore, West Middlesex, PA and Doc Moore, Sharon, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Murphy, Delbarton, WV and Mrs. Orentta Daniels, Maryland. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1950

 

PEERY, Luther

1906-1950

A Prichard, WV man, Luther Peery, 43, passed away at the hospital in Louisa, Wednesday, May 17, following a five year illness. Peery had been employed by the Thompson Aircraft Co. from where he retired five years ago. He was the son of French and Minnie Copley and was born at Fort Gay, November 4, 1906. Funeral service was held at Prichard Memorial Baptist Church at Prichard. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel cemetery at Buchanan, KY, last Sunday with Revs. Roy Bellomy, Ira Copley, and Fred Rose officiating. Funeral preparations were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Peery is survived by his widow, Mary Ettie Moore Peery, to whom he was married 22 years ago and one son, Donald Ray Peery, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Bert Gilkerson, and Mrs. L. T. Blake, both of Prichard, WV and Mrs. W.B. Raines, of Apple Grove, WV; two brothers, William Peery of Detroit, MI and his mother and father. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

PERRY, Fred

1875-1950

Fred Perry, Sr., 74, retired carpenter, died April 26 at Chapman, KY following a four hour illness. He was born at Dunlow, WV, the son of the late James and Emily Sammons on May 9, 1875. The funeral was held at the home last Sunday, April 30, with the Rev. John Brown and Rev. Sammie and Strother Branham officiating. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The burial took place at the Wellman Cemetery. Perry was a member of the Spanish American Veterans organization and the American Legion, which gave graveside ceremony. Perry is survived by his wife, Betty Sammons Perry to whom he was married for 49 years, three daughters, Mrs. Oliver Zigler, Columbus, OH, Mrs. William Ellingworth, also of Columbus, Mrs. Marvin Hutchinson, of Huston, TX, three sons, Fred Perry, Jr., Louisa, KY, S. Sgt. Ulysses Perry, Camp Campbell, KY, one sister, Mrs. Belle Chapman, Louisa, KY, one half-sister, Mrs. Kentucky Jetter, Ulysses, KY, one brother, Arnold Perry, Sr., route 2, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1950

 

PETERS, John Bill

John Bill Peters, well known Louisa youth, was fatally injured in a highway accident early Sunday morning. Peters was driving a truck on highway 32 at the time of the accident. He was brought to Louisa and rushed to Huntington in Young’s ambulance where he died shortly after arrival. Funeral services for Peters, 19, was held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Louisa, followed by burial in the Pinehill Cemetery. Rev. J. C. Hager officiated. Peters was the son of Jarrett and Jewell Peters of Louisa. He attended schools  here and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was employed at the Triangle Service Station at the time of his death. Survivors include the parents, a sister, Mrs. Ray Dimitroff of Huntington, a brother, Jarrett Peters, Jr., at home and the paternal grandfather, Millard Peters, of Clifford, KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1950

 

ROBINETT, Flem

Flem Robinett, of Louisa, route 1, passed away at his home May 9 at the age of 88. Mr. Robinett had been ill for two weeks. Funeral service was conducted at the home last Thursday with Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. The burial took place at the Robinett Cemetery on Route 1. Arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Dooley and three daughters, Mrs. Arlie Adkins, McDowell, KY, Mrs. G. E. Miller, Florida, Miss Dovie Robinett, at home, 4 sons, Mart Robinett, John Robinett, Lindsey and Milt Robinett, all of Lawrence county and 27 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18,1 950

 

SALMON, Chester

1928-1950

Funeral services for PFC Chester Salmons, 22, formerly of Webb, WV who was killed instantly Saturday evening when an automobile in which he was riding collided with another at an intersection in Crane, IN was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Church in Webb with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery. PFC Salmons, who had been stationed with the Marine Corps at Crane for the past 2 years, was born Mary 9, 1928, a son of Stan and Jessie Waller Salmons of Webb. Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Stant Evans and Mrs. Nick Polas, Huntington, and Mrs. John Carson, Ceredo, WV, a brother, Joseph Salmons, Webb and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Waller Webb. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home at Louisa to the parents’ residence today. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1950

 

SAULSBURY, Ersula (Waller)

1874-1950

Mrs. Ersula Waller Saulsbury, 76, died at her home on route 4, Tuesday May 23 following a stroke. She was born April 22, 1874, near her present home, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asberry Waller. She was the wife of Bee Saulsbury. The funeral service was at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Herbert French and W. W. Moore officiating, will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The remains will be at the Curtright Funeral Home until the time of the funeral. Mrs. Saulsbury was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for the past 50 years. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Miss Aleta Saulsbury, Ashland, KY, Mrs. True Bayless, Mrs. Thomas Vance, both of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Roy Moore, Kenova, WV, one son, Wesley Saulsbury, Ashland, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Pricie Chapman, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Will McWhorter, Memphis, TN; one brother, Dennis Waller, route 4, Louisa, KY; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

SPRINGER, James M.

James Marion Springer, 76, well known retired carpenter, who was born at Stouts, Lewis County, died April 27, in Lexington where he had resided with his wife Sadie Phillips Springer, for the past 22 years. Mr. Springer worked for the Eastern State Hospital until the time of his retirement. He was the son of the late David Harrison and Harriot Ails Springer. The death followed a very short illness. The funeral took place last Sunday, April 30, from the Curtright Funeral Home with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Louisa Burial Park. Springer was a member of the Christian Church for the past 45 years. He is survived by his widow, one son, Fred W. Springer of Louisa, one grandson, Lester Springer of Tillamook, OR and two brothers, Bill Springer and Jess Springer, both of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1950

 

STAFFORD, Fannie (Hatfield)

Mrs. Fannie Stafford, 75, passed away at Georges Creek May 20, following a heart attack. She had suffered from heart trouble for the past 3 years. Mrs. Stafford formerly lived at Williamson, WV. She was the widow of Lee Stafford. She was born near Matewan, WV, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Polly Scott Hatfield. Funeral service was conducted at the home of her son, Edgell Mitchell on Georges Creek, burial was in Preston Cemetery. Rev. G. W. Walters performer the funeral rites at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Coventry, Cleveland, OH, one son, Edgell Mitchell, Georges Creek, KY and one sister, Mrs. Lee McCoy, Knoxville, TN. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

THOMPSON, Willie

1885-1950

Willie Thompson, 65, a farmer of Norris, KY died May 4 following a short illness. He was born April 5, 1885, at Norris where he live all his life. He was the son of the late Felix and Ella May Thompson. Funeral services were held May 7, at the Thompson Cemetery at Norris followed by burial at the same location. Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Thompson is survived by his wife, Leona Howard Thompson to whom he was married ten years and four daughters, Mrs. Ransom Pack, West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Mackie Pack, Charlie, KY, Miss Emma Ellen Thompson, at home, Miss Hattie Garnett Thompson, at home; one son, Edgar Gland Thompson, Norris, KY, four brothers, Dave Thompson, Louisa, Fred, Stanton and Graydon all of Norris, KY and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1950

 

VARNEY, Linda Gale

1948-1950

Two year old Linda Gale Varney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Varney of Webb, WV, drowned last week in the Tug River near her home. The little girl was missing from her home, a search was started and she was found in the shallow water of the river. Funeral service was held last Thursday at the Fluty Cemetery under direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Samuel Edgar Varney, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Varney of Crum, WV and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dillon, route 1, Webb. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1950

 

Linda Gail Varney, 1 yr. 8 mo. 16 days old, daughter of Samuel and Ivory Dillon Varney was drowned Sunday May 14, 1950 in the Tug River, route 1, Webb, WV. She was playing in the yard and found an open gate and followed a path to the river. She was missed after an absence of 10 minutes and was found by her mother in the river. The child and her mother had arrived from their home in Columbus, Friday for a visit with the mother’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dillon, route 1, Webb, WV. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 16 at the home of Wayne Dillon, route 1, Webb, WV with burial in the Fluty Cemetery. Survived by mother and father, Columbus, OH, one brother, Samuel Edgar Varney, at home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dillon, route 1, Webb, WV, Mr. and Mrs. John Varney, Crum, WV. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1950

 

WILLIAMSON, Frances (Vinson)

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Vinson Williamson, 89, oldest member of the Vinson family of eastern Kentucky and widow of Rev. Gideon Williamson, were held last Thursday afternoon in the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, KY with Rev. O. P. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Catlettsburg, officiating assisted by Rev. J. L. Hager of Louisa, A quartet from the Louisa Baptist Church presented the song service. Burial was in the Williamson family cemetery on The Point in Louisa. Mrs. Williamson’s death occurred Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Hardin, with whom she lived on Bear Creek in Boyd County. She had been a resident of Boyd and Lawrence Counties all her life and was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Hardin, with whom she lived, Mrs. Charles burns of Buchanan, KY, and Mrs. Eugene Wallace, of Clifford, KY; one brother, John Vinson of Lucasville, OH and a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie Vinson of Glen Hayes, WV. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1950

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BOYD, Haskell

A former Georges Creek resident, Haskell Boyd, died in the City Hospital in Springfield, OH, May 24 at the age of 38. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Castle Boyd, and James Boyd who had preceded him in death. The death of Mr. Boyd followed a 7 weeks illness. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until time of funeral service Saturday May 27, at the Bell’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. William W. Moore and Bird Webb officiating. The burial took place in the Boyd Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Thelma Wilson to who he was married five years ago, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Castle Boyd, Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Graham and Mrs. Owen Wagner, both of Springfield, 3 brothers, Ed Boyd, also of Springfield, Jim Boyd of Los Angeles, CA and Ray Boyd of New City, NY. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

 

CASTLE, Clarence

Clarence Castle, 34 month old son of Okie and Dora Lee Hager Castle of nearby Patrick, KY, was drowned June 22 near his home in Burgess Branch. Mrs. Castle missed her baby at about 1 p.m. and immediately started a search along with some neighbors. The baby’s body was found at about 5 p.m. 200 yards downstream from the spot where the child is believed to have fallen into Burgess Branch. Mrs. Castle said the child evidently had gone to a neighbor’s home and not finding the neighbor at home, had started to a store across the creek.  Byron Young, Lawrence County coroner, said the child apparently had been drowned at about 2 p.m. He ruled the death as accidental by drowning. Funeral was held on June 23 with the Rev. Doug VanHoose officiating. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents; four sisters, Linda Lou Castle, at home, Dorothy Castle, Allen, KY, Mrs. Louisa VanHoose, Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Tommy Cochran, Cypress, WV; two brothers, Woodrow and Dennie Castle and a half-brother, Jackie Eugene Burgess, all at home. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1950

 

COCHRAN, Mintie (Burnett)

Mrs. Minnie Cochran, 73, of route 1, Fort Gay, died at the Riverview Hospital on June 2. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Burnett. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery with Carvel Grant of the Fort Gay Baptist Church officiating. She is survived by Mrs. Ella Copley, Stallings, WV and Mrs. Sam Austin of New Run, sisters and two brothers, John Burnett of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were handled by Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

CORDLE, Sarah Ellen (Adams)

1868-1950

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Cordle, 81, died at 12:45 a.m. June 17 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Moore, 435 30th Street, after an illness of 14 weeks. Mrs. Cordle, a member of the United Baptist Church, was born at Cordell, KY, September 17, 1868, a daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Jane Horn Adams. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 18, at the United Baptist Church at Brushey, KY with Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Arthur Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Cordle Cemetery in Lawrence County. The body was at the John Steen Funeral Home. Surviving are two sons, Winfred Cordle of Cordell and Jess Cordle of Columbus, OH; six other daughters, Mrs. James Cordle, Cordell, Mrs. Lindsey Moore and Mrs. Russ Cordle, Ashland, Mrs. Les Wine, Mrs. Pearl Perry and Mrs. George Steele, Columbus, four brothers, Harry, Isaac and Jim Adams, Ashland and Lum Adams of Louisa, also 47 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1950

 

DEAN, H. Seymore

H. Seymore Dean, 81, died Friday in a South Charleston, WV hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Dean had made his home in South Charleston for 18 years and had been employed in the office of the auditor at the state capitol in Charleston. He was a former resident of Huntington and a native of Lawrence County, KY, where he taught in the public schools for several years. He was a son of the late John T. and Mary Large Dean. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. June 10 at the Snodgrass Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. O. E. Stump officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lillie Dean; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Corman, South Charleston, and Mrs. Dale Johnston, Huntington, two sons, Herman Dean, Huntington, and J. Homer Dean at home; four brothers, William, Thomas, and Kinner Dean, Ironton, OH and Jerome C. Dean, Parkersburg, WV, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Quillin and Mrs. Ethel Mussetter of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

ELDRIDGE, James

1884-1950

James Eldridge, 65 of Mazie, KY, who died late Sunday night in the Louisa Hospital, was buried following graveside services at the Eldridge Cemetery at 2 p.m. June 6. Mr. Eldridge was born July 10, 1884 at Isonville, KY. He had been a farmer at Mazie for the past several years. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the cemetery at noon. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1950

 

HALE, Monte Norman

Monte Norman Hale, 44, formerly of Louisa, died of injuries received in a motorcycle wreck on June 16 in Memphis, TN. Mr. Hale was born in Louisa and was a graduate of Louisa High School. He worked as a dispatcher on the Missouri and Pacific Railroad, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Trainmen. Burial was in the Pinehill cemetery on Tuesday, June 20. The funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. E.P. Swan at the First Methodist Church in Louisa. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. The body was brought to the home of a sister, Mrs. J. S. Hinkle, of Louisa. Surviving in addition to the sister, are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Hale, one son, Marion Norman Hale, Huntington, four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Fraley, Pikeville, KY, and the Misses Betty Jean, Elizabeth Ellen and Elsie Lenora Hale, Detroit; two brothers, W. H. Hale, Ashland and J. W. Hale, Detroit and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1950

 

HAMMOND, Jay

Jay Hammond 69 years old, of Webb, route 1, died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at his home following an illness of nine months. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Hammond. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Minnie Hargis Hammond, three daughters, Mrs. W. E. Brown of Radford, WV, Mrs. Virginia Hanshaw of Louisa, KY and Mrs. Leslie Fry of Lorado, WV; three sons, Jarrett and Gordon Hammond of Webb and Nathan Hammond at home, the stepmother, Mrs. Jarrett Hammond at home; six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Triplett of Hardy, KY, Mrs. Bryant Claghorn of Williamson, Mrs. William Webb of Webb, Mrs. Ray Maynard of Fort Gay, Mrs. Proctor Senters of Louisa and Mrs. Mont Stacey of Bradshaw, WV, five brothers, Frank, Colnel and Grady Hammond of Webb, route 1, Henry Hammond of Williamson and Clifford Hammond of Louisa, 18 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

JUDD, Tolbert H.

A 77 year old widower, Tolbert H. Judd, a resident of Charley, died in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland last Saturday following a four weeks illness. Mr. Judd was born and raised in Lawrence County, where he was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Morgan Judd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Castle Judd 24 years ago. Funeral was held May 30 at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church, of which he had been a member for the past 27 years. Rev. Linzie Cyrus officiated. Burial was in the Judd family cemetery. Funeral preparations were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by a sister, Miss Vickie Judd of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

 

MCHENRY, John P.

1876-1950

Words have been received by relatives of John P. McHenry of his death at Columbus, Miss. on May 26. Mr. McHenry was born in Louisa in 1876, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John P. and Katherine York McHenry. He moved to the Mississippi in 1906 where he married and raised children one of which died. He has, since the death of his wife several years ago, made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Carr. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild and several other relations. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

 

MOORE, Rheda (Jordan)

Mrs. Rheda J. Moore of Wilbur, a resident of that place for the past 40 years, died at her home at the age of 82 last Monday 29, following a two year illness. She was the widow of the late Asbury Moore who died in 1924. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey and Jane Bowling Jordan and was born at Prosperity in Lawrence county. Funeral service under direction of Curtright Funeral Home, took place Wednesday, May 31, at the home of her son, D. J. Moore, with Rev. Julian Hunt officiating. Burial was in the O’Bryan Cemetery. She had been a member of the Christian Church for the past 40 years. She is survived by three sons, D. J. Moore, Dennis Moore and Isaac Moore, all of Wilbur; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

 

MURPHY, Mary E.

Mrs. Mary E. Murphy age 84 years, widow of D. A. Murphy died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Parker at London, OH route 3 near Gillivan on May 19, 1950 after suffering a stroke on February 12. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Haley Parker with whom she had made her home for several years, Miss Emma Murphy somewhere in California, Harry of Lily Chapel, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church of Burshy for many years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Blanser and Baker Funeral Home in West Jefferson by Brother Oscar Evans and Brother Jesse E. Cordle. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Blauser and Baker Funeral Directors. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

 

PREECE, Solomon Jackson

1858-1950

Solomon Jackson Preece, well known retired lumberman and farmer of Lawrence county, passed away at the age of 91 last Saturday June 3 at the home of Harve Preece on route 3. He was the husband of the late Sarah Jane Hardin Preece, and was born November 2, 1858 at Inez, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius and Lucretia Maynard Preece. Mr. Preece had been sick for 8 years. Funeral was under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa, took place June 5 at Myrtle Chapel followed by burial in the DeLong Cemetery with Rev. H. G. Preece officiating. He had been a member of the Untied Baptist Church for 40 years. He is survived by  three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Fraley, Davella, KY, Mrs. W. H. Mardin, Gallup, KY, and Mrs. J. A. Delong, route 3, Louisa, KY, four sons, Phillip Preece, route 4, Louisa, J. H. Preece, route 4, Louisa, C. H. Preece of route 3, Louisa, Ernest Preece also of route 3, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hale of Pilgrim, KY and Mrs. Maryetta Smith, Preece, KY. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1950

 

PRICE, Joseph Thomas

1865-1950

J. T. (Tommy) Price, 85, of Buchanan, KY, retired farmer, died at his home at 3:30 p.m. today following an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the home by the Rev. Ira Copley. Burial followed in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. He was born February 10, 1865, at Buchanan, a son of the late Arch and Elizabeth Lambert Price. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fannie Lakin Price; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Kirby of Manila, WV, Mrs. Bill Black and Mrs. Ray Patton of Buchanan; two sons, Robert and James Price of Buchanan, 29 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

TRENT, Richard Kelley

Richard Kelly Trent, 14, of Fort Gay died June 12. He is survived by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Trent, his parents, and his grandmother, Mrs. Perry VanHoose of route, 1. Also surviving are three half-sisters and one half-brother. They are: Mrs. Noah Peters, Nanceville, OH, Mrs. Johnson of Chicago and Miss Deloris Trent of Saltpetre, WV, and Mr. Roy Trent, Jr., of Fort Gay. The funeral was June 14 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac conducting services. The funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

WELLMAN, Mary (Caperton)

Mrs. Mary Caperton Wellman, 73, died June 6, 1950 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Wellman was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Caperton. She was born in Lawrence County, Louisa, route 1. Mrs. Wellman was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years. Mrs. Wellman was the widow of the late Ruben Wellman, who died in 1926. She is survived by 6 daughters, Mrs. Joe Estep, Robinette, WV, Mrs. Strother Bellomy, Salt Rock, WV, Mrs. Ray Stratton, West Liberty, KY, Mrs. William G. Shannon, route 2, Louisa, and Miss Mildred Wellman, Louisa; two brothers, James Caperton, Miami, AZ, and Lindsey Caperton, Holden, WV. The funeral was held on June 8 at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Willie Moore and J. C. Hager conducting. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

WELLMAN, Reba (Wilson)

Reba Wellman died at her home here Wednesday after a long illness. A daughter of the late Jared and Mary Shannon Wilson she had spent all of her life in Louisa. Mrs. Wellman was well known throughout the Tri-State area and will be remembered for her kindness towards everyone. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be held Thursday at the Baptist Church with the Revs. J. C. Hager and Willie Moore officiating. The burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday. Survivors include her husband, Fred Wellman, two sons, Leslie L. Wellman, funeral director of the Young Funeral Home here and Jared Wellman of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Leo Wellman of Louisa and Miss Peggy Wellman at home; a sister, Mrs. Creed Gayheart of Huntington and five grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1950

 

YOUNG, John Logan

1884-1950

John Logan Young, an invalid for the past 21 years, passed away at Ulysses May 26. Mr. Young, a resident of West Van Lear was born November 7, 1884 at Lowmansville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Young. Funeral service took place Monday May 29 at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Millard VanHoose and Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa. Mr. Yong was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church for the past 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Edna Young, and one daughter, Miss Nolda Sue Young, at home, one son, Lloyd Borders Young, 7 brothers, Monroe Young of Lowmansville, KY, Bradley Young, Chandlersville, KY, William Young of Tutor Key, KY, Tom, gilbert, Otto and Bert, all of Van Lear, KY. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1950

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BARTRAM, Freelin

1871-1950

Freelin Bartram, 79, well known farmer of Wolf Creek, route 1, Fort Gay died at 1 p.m. July 17 in a Louisa Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Bartram was born on route 1, Fort Gay, May 4, 1871, a son of the late Enoch and Mary Crabtree Bartram. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 50 eyars. Funeral will be held on Thursday, July 20, with the Revs. Audry Lester and Woodrow Brumfield officiating. Funeral will be held at the Greenbrier Baptist Church and burial will be in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Drusilla Osborn Bartram, who he married 54 years ago, one daughter, Mrs. Earl Pelfrey of route 1, Wayne, four sons, Golden and Okey of route 1, Fort Gay, Fred of Huntington, and Dexel Bartram of route 1, Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Tennessee Ferguson of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Rebecca McCoskey of Meridan, OH; five brothers, Enoch of Phoenix, AZ, Laben of Kenova, William of Guthrie, OK, Bert of Chillicothe, OH, and George Bartram of Mulhall, OK; 30 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1950

 

BARTRAM, Forest

Forest Bartram, 65, of Fort Gay, died at his home on route 1, on July 25, at 3:25 a.m. Mr. Bartram was a farmer and a plasterer and lived his entire life in Wayne county, WV. He was a member of the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church for a number of years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bartram. He was the husband of Mrs. Ivia Francis Chapman Bartram, to whom he had been married 42 years. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Bartram Chapel at Mill Creek on Friday, July 28, with the Revs. William Moore and Fred Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Frasher Cemetery on Mill Creek. Other surviving besides Mrs. Bartram include four daughters, Mrs. Mart Branham, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Jay Savage, Mrs. Clarence Wilson, Mrs. John Castle, Jr., all of Fort Gay; one son, Archie Bartram, one sister, Mrs. Edgar Lynch, Mansfield, OH, two brothers, Edgar Bartram of Fort Gay and Harlan Bartram of Louisa and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27,1 950

 

CRABTREE, Charles

An accidental discharge of a shotgun took the life of a 15 year old Wayne County youth at 10:45 p.m. Friday. The victim was Charles Crabtree, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Crabtree of Pratt Branch, near Fort Gay. The youth was killed when a 12 gauge shotgun he had just placed on his front porch discharged and the charge hit him in the face. He had just returned from a hunting trop. Justices of the Peace Jess W. Home of Wayne and Harold Wellman of Fort Gay investigated the death. The body was taken to the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Miss Eval May Crabtree at home, and Miss Lorene Crabtree of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Woodrow Crabtree of Richmond, IN and Virgil Lee Crabtree at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Lee Evans of Columbus and a half-brother, James E. Mullett of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1950

 

FRASHER, L. F. “Link”

L. F. “Link” Frasher, 88, died at his home in Fort Gay on July 12 at 8:45 p.m. following an illness of 7 years. Mr. Frasher was born in Fort Gay and lived most of his life there. He spent 19 years in Prichard, WV. He was a retired farmer and served two terms as deputy sheriff of Wayne County. He served one year as timekeeper for the Wayne County Highway Department. He was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church for the past 65 years. Funeral arrangements were handled by Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Frasher is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Louella Wellman Frasher. His first wife, Mrs. Betty Walker Frasher, died in 1901. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16, at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Revs. T. F. Rose and Edgar Lynch officiating. In addition to the widow the deceased is survived by 3 sistesrs, Mrs. H. B. Smith, Crosby, ND, Mrs. Henry Bean, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. C. F. Stoddard, Lowell, MI and 118 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1950

 

FYFFE, Ambrose

11893-1950

W. A. (Ambrose) Fyffe, 57, Area Supervisor of Production Credit Association of Eastern, KY, died at his home on Pike Street, Saturday following an illness of six months. Mr. Fyffe, resident of Louisa for 23 years, was born March 17, 1893 at Relief, KY, a son of the late Joseph and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. Prior to his affiliation with the credit association, he had been a Louisa merchant for 16 years, and also was a livestock dealer. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine, KY. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager, the Rev. E. P. Swann and Rev. Gallie Isaac, officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sola Mildred Griffith Fyffe, to whom he had been married 35 years; one son, Hile Fyffe, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Millard Fyffe, Blaine, Mrs. Dennis Leavey, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Martha Kelly, Red Bush, KY, six brothers, John Henry and Jay Fyffe, Red Bush, Jim Frank and Alva Fyffe, Blaine, Link Fyffe, of Paintsville and Lonzo Fyffe of Manchester, NH and one grandson. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1950

 

GEORGE, Diana (Scarberry)

1907-1950

Mrs. Diana George died Tuesday, July 11, at 9:15 after an illness of two years, at her home on Georges Creek, KY where she had resided for the past 11 years. She was born in Richmond, KY, March 27, 1907. She was a daughter of the late John K. and Ledocia VanHoose Scarberry. The funeral was Friday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Borders Chapel with the Rev. Birel Webb and Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Borders Chapel Cemetery. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past four years. The funeral arrangements were handled by Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. George had been married 24 years and is survived by her husband, Elias George and the following children: Mrs. Clyde Young, Princess, KY, Miss Dotty Ann George at home, Corp. Chester George in the U. S. Army in Germany, Elias, Jr. and Gomar Gene at home; two sisters, Miss Leona Scarberry, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Victoria Swann of Logan, WV, two brothers, Irwin Scarberry, Columbus, and Garfield Scarberry, Georges Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1950

 

HAMMOND, Cora (Webb)

1885-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Webb Hammond, route 1, who died at her home on July 5, were conducted on July 7, with the Rev. Bush Frazier conducting. Burial was in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Hammond was born June 5, 1885, at Van Lear, KY, a daughter of the late Jeff and Julia Franklin Webb. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Colonel Hammond, to whom she had been married 42 years, 7 daughters, Mrs. Cubbie Ward and Mrs. Alex Preston of Webb, Route 1, Mrs. Henry C. Hughes of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Lloyd Webb of Harlan, KY, Mrs. Walter Butcher of Logan, WV, Mrs. Russell Scarberry of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Junior Grayson of Ashland, two sons, Jeff Hammond of Webb, route 1, and Colonel Hammond, Jr. of  Chatteroy, OH; four brothers, Will and Sammy Webb of Webb, route 1, Buddy Webb of Van Lear, and Frankie Webb of Louisa, route 3; 32 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1950

 

ROBERTS, Burnam

1872-1950

Burnam Roberts, 78, former resident of Louisa, died at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington on July 9. Mr. Roberts had resided at Monaville, WV, for the past 6 years. He was born in Louisa and lived here for 72 years. Mr. Roberts was the son of the late G. R. and Mary Jane Smith Roberts. He had been a member of the Monaville Methodist Church for the past 4 years. The body was removed to the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Carter Chapel on July 10 with Rev. Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery. Other survivors include, three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Farley, Monaville, Mrs. Cecil Carter, route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Robert Penrod, Columbus, OH, one son, Garner Sparks Roberts and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1950

 

SKEENS, E. O.

E O. Skeens, who was shot to death in a gun duel Saturday night outside Fort Gay, was buried in the Dean Cemetery on Tuesday, July 18. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Johnson conducting. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Mr. Skeens, an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. was a son of Mrs. Georgina Maynard Skeens and the late Richard B. Skeens. Surviving are the mother, 10 children, the widow, Mrs. Edith Ackers Skeens; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Dishman, route 1, Kenova and Mrs. William Loar, route 2, Louisa, five brothers, William F. Skeens, route 1, Prichard, WV, Chester Skeens, Freeburn, KY, Marty Skeens, Huntington, Elva Skeens, Kenova and Dennis Skeens, route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1950

 

SPENCER, Tom

1867-1950

Tom Spencere, 87, of Norris, KY, died on July 14, at his home. Mr. Spencer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Spencer. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ardella Hayes Spencer. The had been married 41 years. Mr. Spencer was a member of the Freewill Baptist church for the past 26 years. Graveside services were conducted on July 16 at the Judd Cemetery with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. In addition to the widow, the survivors include one brother, James Spencer of Louisa route 1, and one sister, Mrs. V. C. Hall also of route 1. Big Sandy News, July 27,1950

 

WELLMAN, Claude Ray

Claude Ray Wellman 25 years old, Fort Gay, route 1, passed away July 10 at 2:45 p.m. in Riverview hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He was married to Miss Laura Pennington, 6 years ago. A son of the late Bird and Della Akers Wellman and George Wellman. He was an employee of the National Couch Co. of Huntington, WV for the past five years. He was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of his father, route 1, Fort Gay, Tuesday at 4 p.m. where the funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Hunter of Fort Gay officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery near Fort Gay. He is survived by his widow, his father and four sisters, Mrs. Jack Carroll and Mrs. Kelly Castle of fort Gay, Mrs. Lloyd Pennington of Scholes, WV and Mrs. Homer Akers of Prichard, WV, 6 brothers, Floyd, Fred, John, and Frank of Fort Gay, Carl of Huntington and George Allie Wellman of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1950

 

WELLMAN, Samantha (Swetman)

1857-1950

Mrs. Samantha Swetman Wellman, 92, died Thursday at the home of a son-in-law, the Rev. Arthur Morris at Cherokee, KY after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence by the Rev. J. T. Bailey of Red Bush, KY, prior to burial in the family cemetery. The Young Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wellman, was born near Blaine, KY, September 22, 1857, a daughter of the late Ezra and Cynthia Preston Swetman. Her family was one of the first to settle in Lawrence County. She was the widow of Lindsey Wellman, who died in 1924, and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Willie Grubb of Busseyville, KY a son, Dr. J. M. Wellman of Des Moines, NM; a sister, Mrs. Hester Holton of Blaine and 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1950

 

WHEELER, Shirley (Johnson)

1918-1950

Mrs. Shirley Johnson Wheeler, 31, wife of Ray Wheeler of Louisa, died July 19, at the Riverview Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson, was born at Kerz, KY. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 7 years. Funeral services were conducted on July 22 by the Rev. W. S. Boggs at the Bradley Gap Church at Yatesville, KY. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Other survivors include, one daughter, Wanda Lee, two sons, Willis Ray and Teddy Arnold, two sisters, Miss Rosa Johnson, Yatesville, and Mrs. Ernest Austin, Xenia, OH; 7 brothers, Charley Johnson and Bennie Johnson of Louisa, route 4, Clyde Johnson of Louisa route 2, and Bill, Paul Ray, Carl and Jack Johnson, all of Yatesville. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1950

 

WORKMAN, Molly (Sammons)

Mrs. Molly Sammons Workman, 55, of route 2 died at 4 a.m. Sunday at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the home by the Rev. Samuel Branham and the Rev. Floyd Workman. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery. Mrs. Workman was born at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late William A. and Florence Sammons. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Alfred Workman; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Phillip of Pinson Fork, KY, Mrs. Dayton Karr and Mrs. William Anderson of Columbus, OH; two sons, Albert Marcum and William Clarence Marcum, both of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Ben Fitch of route 1, Webb, Mrs. Calvin Brown of Missouri Branch, WV, Mrs. Millard Hughes of route 1, Webb and Mrs. John Bell of Huntington and six brothers, Floyd and Howard Sammons of route 1, Webb, Hubert, Lawrence and Dewey Sammons of McVey, KY and Sherman Sammons of Paw Paw, KY. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1950

 

YOUNG, Henry S.

1874-1950

Dr. Henry S. Young, 75, optometrist and former Lawrence County coroner, died at his home June 28 at 3:15 p.m. after an illness of five months. He moved to Louisa 46 years ago, and had operated a jewelry store and practiced optometry until he became ill. He was Lawrence County’s coroner for many years. Born at Blaine, KY, August 9, 1874, he was the son of Allen and Frances Ann Turner Young. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. His wife, Mrs. Delphia Curnette Young, died in 1940. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. E. P. Swann officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery here. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Vanmeter of Louisa and Mrs. James H. Caldwell of South Charleston, OH, a sister, Mrs. Walter McKenzie of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Jay S. Young, Sr., of Catlettsburg, Thomas H. Young of Ashland and A. B. Yong of Kenova, WV and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1950

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BERRY, Alsey (McCowan)

1876-1950

Mrs. Alsey Berry, 73, died at her home in South Point, OH early Friday following an illness of one week. Mrs. Berry, a resident of South Point for four years, formerly resided in Lawrence County, KY where she was born September 10, 1876, a daughter of Thomas and Hulda Compton McCowan. She was a member of the South Point Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. Harold Daniels officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Survivors are the husband, Green Berry, one daughter, Mrs. Lewis A. Moore, South Point, a brother, Lee McCowan, Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Thompson, Huntington, WV and a grandson. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

BURTON, Foster

1888-1950

Funeral services were held July 25 for Foster Burton, 62, Johnson County Magistrate and resident of Paintsville, KY, who was stricken with a heart attack, died in a Paintsville Hospital early Sunday morning. Mr. Burton was born in Lawrence County, on January 23, 1888. He was the son of the late Al T. and Matilda Thompson Burton. He came to Johnson County 28 years ago and lived at Thealka where he was employed at the North East coal Company. He retired from his work there a few years ago and in November of last year was elected Magistrate by the people of District One. A member of the Freewill Baptist  Church, he was active in religious work. Surviving are his widow, Rachel Gibson Burton and ten children, six sons and four daughters, one brother, John Burton of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. A. Bornon of Vernal, UT. Funeral was at the Thealka Church with the Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

CRAFT, Ellen (Fairchild)

1873-1950

Mrs. Ellen Craft, 76, Winford, KY, died August 22, at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Craft, a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years, was a daughter of the late Millard and Sarah Daniels Fairchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. August 24, at the Hoods Fork Baptist Church at Winford, with the Rev. Jerry Cordle and the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial was in the Salyers Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the husband, William M. Craft, to whomshe had been married 56 years; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Wheeler, Blaine, KY, a son, Clarence Craft, Ashland, five sisters, Mrs. Cyrus Murray and Mrs. Farris Murray, Ashland, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster and Mrs. James Stambaugh, Kerz, KY and Mrs. Alice Green, Chandlersville, KY, three brothers, Ezra Fairchild, Ashland, John Fairchild, Kenova and Isom Fairchild, Winford; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

DANIELS, John Francis

1950-1950

John Francis Daniels, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Daniels, died on August 28 at a local hospital. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery on August 29. Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Preece. The funeral was under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Other survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Harve Daniels of route 4, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. William Fugate of route 1, Louisa, Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

ESTEP, Timothy

1950-1950

Timothy Estep, 1 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kay Estep, died at Adams, KY on August 2, at 5:45 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. W. T. Farley conducting. Interment was made in the Judd Cemetery at Norris, KY. Besides the parents other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Robert McKenzie, of Adams, KY and one brother, Ronald and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Adkins of Obetz, OH. Funeral arrangements were handled by Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

FUGITT, Cynthia (Thompson)

1872-1950

Mrs. Cynthia Fugitt, 78, died August 10 at 9 p.m. following an illness of 4 years. She was the wife of the late Strother Fugitt, and a resident of Gallup, KY. Mrs. Fugitt was born May 24, 1872, at Busseyville, KY. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Ball Thompson. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were held at the Chapman M. E. Church, August 12 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vess Ball officiating. Interment was in the McClure Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were with the Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors are one son, P. M. Fugitt; four sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Diamond, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Hez Carter, Ubank, KY, Mrs. Arnold Bowe, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Buck Blaire, Prestonsburg, KY; one brother, Lafe Thompson, route 1, Louisa; two half-brothers, JU. S. Thompson, route 1, Louisa, and Edward Thompson of Prestonsburg, KY; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1950

 

HOY, Martin S.

Funeral services for Martin S. Hoy, 85, of Fort Gay, who died Friday in a Huntington hospital of injuries suffered three weeks ago in a fall at his home, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church. The Rev. P. F. Rose officiated and burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. J. D. Kerby of Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. Clara Barnett of Lexington, KY and Mrs. Luther Wellman and Mrs. Claude P. Lambert, both of Fort Gay; one son, James M. Hoy of Morganfield, KY and 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther W. Wellman at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1950

 

JOHNSON, Daughter

1950-1950

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Johnson died August 16, shortly after birth at the Riverview Hospital in Louisa. Burial will be in the Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV on August 17, at 2 p.m. There will be graveside services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the father and mother are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Haden Johnson of Webb, WV and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Crum of Missouri Branch, WV. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1950

 

MCCOMAS, Laura Belle (Topping)

1867-1950

Mrs. Laura Belle McComas, 82 years old, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died at 6:12 a.m. Sunday, August 6, at the home following an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. August 8 at the residence by the Rev. Dave Hewlett. Burial was in the McComas Cemetery. Mrs. McComas was born September 19, 1867, a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline Stith Topping. Her husband, the Rev. J. W. McComas, died in 1942. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Hewlett of Louisa, KY, route 4, Mrs. Curtis Ellis and Mrs. W. M. Hale of Prichard, two sons, C. C. McComas of Prichard and Garland McComas of Prestonsburg, KY, a brother, M. K. Topping of Ironton, 35 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa, KY at 3 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

MOORE, Herbert

Herbert Moore, 40, foreman of Federal Glass Company of Columbus, OH died August 13, 1950 at his home in Columbus. Mr. Moore was born in Belton, MO, the son of Leban and Mary Castle Moore. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Gartin Moore. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cordell Cemetery at Cordell, KY. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. William W. Moore in the Cordell Church on Wednesday, August 16 at 11 a.m. Other survivors include one daughter, Barbara Moore at home, two sons, Leroy and Allen Ray, both at home; and five sisters, Mrs. Mahola Roder, Ventura, CA, Mrs. William English, Cody, WY, Mrs. Walter Peterson, Cody, WY, Mrs. Wilbur Lawrence, Freeman, MO and Mrs. Billie Hutchinson of West Van Lear, KY. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1950

 

MULLINS, Velsie (Boggs)

Mrs. Velsie Rachel Mullins of Webbville, KY, wife of Harry Dean Mullins, died on August 8 at 1:45 a.m. She was a former teacher in Lawrence and Rockcastle Counties and had bee married 8 years. Mrs. Mullins was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bascom Boggs of Webbville, KY. She was a member of the Christian Church for 2 ½ years. Funeral services are to be held Thursday, August 10 at 1 p.m. at the Willard Christian Church with the Rev. Lanis Kineman of Mt. Vernon, KY conducting. Interment will be in the Webbville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Young Funeral Home.  Other survivors include her husband and  parents; one son, Clark L. Mullins at home; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Arrington and Mrs. Park Prater of Louisa and Mrs. Leo King of Columbus, OH; three brothers, all of Webbville, Marvin, Arlie and Columbus Boggs. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

NORTON, Mary Alice (Wilson)

Mrs. Mary Alice Wilson Norton, 83, 3230 Park Street, Ashland, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital at 11 p.m. Thursday night after an illness of four months. A resident of Ashland for 8 years, Mrs. Norton was born at Radnor, WV, a daughter of Elbert S. and Elizabeth May Wilson. Mrs. Norton was a former resident of Louisa, having lived there for 35 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, with the Rev. Clay Caudill, Ashland and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Vaughn Cemetery near Louisa. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W. R. Endicott, Coldwater, MI, Mrs. C. H. Withers, :Point Pleasant, WV, Mrs. E.P. Reed, Richwood, WV, Mrs. Ella Rice, Ashland, and Mrs. W. S. Prince, Roanoke, VA, two sons, W. A. Norton, Flint, MI and J. W. Norton, Roanoke, three sisters, Mrs. C. F. See, Jr., Louisa, Mrs. W. L. Carr, Groveport, OH, and Mrs. W. H. Burke, Portsmouth, OH, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

PHILLIPS, Mary (Phillips)

1875-1950

Mrs. Mary Phillips, 75, a resident of Clay Street in Louisa for the past 40 years, died at 10:40 a.m. August 3 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Tabors of Walbridge, KY. She was born at Pikeville, KY on June 27, 1875, a daughter of the late John D. and Mariah Elizabeth Ratcliff Phillips. She was a member of the Louisa Christian Church for the past 52 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Louisa Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 6, with the Rev. Carl Hall officiating. Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Harp of Kennewick, WA; one sister, Mrs. Anna F. Carr of Chesapeake, WV, one grandson and one great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

PIGG, Fannie (Hinkle)

1863-1950

Mrs. Fannie Chapman Pigg, 87, of 117 Rice Street, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday at her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church prior to burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. The Revs. C. F. Froderman and Willie  Moore will officiate. Mrs. Pigg, widow of Thomas M. Pigg, who died 27 years ago, had lived in Louisa for 50 years, coming here from Busseyville, KY. Born June 30, 1863, at Charley, KY, she was a daughter  of the late Allen P. and Betty Spencer Hinkle. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joe Carter of Huntington and Mrs. J. H. Adkins of Branchland, WV, a sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Louisa, route 1, and 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church, where it will lie in state an hour. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

PRICE, Ted

1933-1950

Ted Price, 17, of Hamilton, IN, formerly  a resident of Buchanan, KY, died August 22, in an Auburn, IN hospital from injuries received on August 17 in an automobile accident near Hamilton. The Price youth was taken to the hospital immediately after the accident and had been undergoing treatment until the time of his death. He was born at Buchanan on March 4, 1933. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. August 25, at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Ray Patton of Buchanan, with the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Among the survivors are the grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Price of Buchanan; three sisters, Mrs. Dick Lewis of Waterloo, IN, Mrs. Steve Enos of Ashland, and Miss Johnnie Price of Buchanan and one brother, Thomas Price of Waterloo, IN. The body was removed August 24 from the Young Funeral Home to the Patton residence in Buchanan. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

ROWE, Inez (Frasher)

1884-1950

Mrs. Inez Frasher Rowe, 65, died at her home at Fort Gay, WV, on August 15. She was the wife of Rev. R. B. Rowe and was a lifelong resident of Fort Gay. Mrs. Rowe was born on September 15, 1884, a daughter of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Thompson Frasher of Fort Gay. She was a 50 year member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at the Fort Gay Methodist Church on Thursday, August 17, with the Rev. Fred Rose officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. The deceased will be brought from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church where it will lie in state an hour before services. Survivors besides the husband include, Mrs. R. D. Rucker of Milton, WV and Mrs. Bessie Dean of Whites Creek, WV, sister of Mrs. Rowe, also several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1950

 

SHORT, Neval Irene

1930-1950

Miss Neval Irene Short, 20, of Cordell, KY, died August 5, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Short, following an illness of six months. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bryant of Cordell by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in the Bryant Cemetery. Miss Short was born January 13, 1930. Surviving in addition to the parents and maternal grandparents, are a brother, Leonard J. Short of Columbus, OH and the paternal grandfather, Strother Short of Cordell. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1950

 

THOMPSON, Addie (Miller)

Mrs. Addie Miller Thompson, passed away at 10:45 August 28, after an illness of one year in her home in the Elouise section of Louisa. She was a resident of Louisa for the past 16 years. She was the wife of Neal Thompson, to whom she had been married 39 years. Mrs. Thompson was born at Adams, KY, a daughter of James S. and Mary Etta McKinster Miller. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 31 at the home with the Rev. W. D. Curnutte and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. She was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church for 25 years. Mrs. Thompson was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to her home Wednesday morning. Other survivors besides her husband include four sisters, Mrs. L. B. Hayes, Adams, KY, Mrs. Elva Sammons, Mrs. John Jones, and Mrs. Harlan Booth, all of route 1, Louisa, one brother, Shirley Milelr, of Charley, KY. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

 

WEBB, Nellie (Hensley)

Mrs. Nellie H. Webb, 65, widow of Elisha L. Webb died on August 8 at the Riverview Hospital. Mrs. Webb had been a resident of Lawrence County for many years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hensley of Webbville. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Friday, August 11 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Mrs. Webb was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for the past 15 years. Funeral arrangements are to be handled by the Young Funeral Home. Survivors of the deceased include four daughters, Mrs. E. W. Kinner of West Liberty, Mrs. Ray Wilson, of Webbville, Mrs. Oral Thompson of South Solon, OH, and Mrs. Wayne Barnes of Indianapolis, IN; two sons, Herbert and Robert Webb of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. W. B. Booth of Columbus; one brother, Fred Hensley of Gahanna, OH and 7 grandchildren. The body will be taken to the residence on Thursday at 10 a.m. Big Sandy News, August 10,1 950

 

WHITE, Lucinda (Lambert)

Mrs. Lucinda White, 75, of Louisa route 4, died on July 26 at her home. She was the wife of Millard White. They had been married 51 years. She was a member of the Garret Chapel Church. Mrs. White was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lambert. Funeral services were held at the residence with the Rev. D. A. Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the White Cemetery on Friday, July 28, at 1 p.m. Other survivors in addition to Millard White, husband of the deceased, include 3 daughters, Mrs. Charley Steele, Marysville, OH, Mrs. Milt Moore and Mrs. Eaph Enyart, both of Columbus, OH, four sons, George White of Marysville, OH, Earl White of Columbus, Buren White of Lucasville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Hutchinson and Mrs. Nettie Fannin, both of Rush, KY. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1950

 

WINBERG, Edwin

Edwin Winberg, 42, formerly of Flint, MI was found dead at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Lawrence County Jail here. Coroner Byron Young attributed death to a heart attack. Mr. Winberg, who was enroute to Orlando, FL had been arrested by Sheriff Workman on route 23 about 7 miles north of Louisa Thursday and booked on a charge of drunken driving. Jailer Elmer Adkins, who found the body reported that the prisoner had been violent last night and when his breakfast was taken to him at 9 a.m. Sunday he refused to eat it and threw it in the floor. Mr. Winberg had been employed by the George Motor Sales Corp. in Detroit until last Wednesday. He is survived by two brothers and two daughters, all of Flint. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1950

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SEPTEMBER

CALDWELL, Mary (Welch)

1860-1950

Mrs. Mary Caldwell, 90, of Houckville, KY died on September 15 after an illness of 6 months. Mrs. Caldwell had been a resident of Lawrence County for the past 60 years. She was the wife of the late Creed Caldwell. She was born in 1860, a daughter of the late John Welch of Russell County, WV. The funeral was held on September 16 at the Tripplett Cemetery at Edsel, KY. Mrs. Caldwell was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs.  Phillip Wright, Vinton, OH and one son, Mr. Otis Caldwell of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1950

 

COOKSEY, Lafyette

1882-1950

Lafyette (Lafe)  E. Cooksey, 68, former businessman of Louisa, died at his home in Charleston, WV, on September 6 following an illness of two years. Mr. Cooksey was the owner of L. E. Cooksey’s Department Store in Louisa for 20 years. The establishment was located on Main Cross Street where the Modern Auto Supply is now located. Mr. Cooksey was active both as a citizen and a business man while residing in Louisa. He was born at Fallsburg, KY, in 1882, a son of the late Lafyette and Mary Bradley Cooksey. Mr. Cooksey was a member of the Epperson Masonic Lodge No. 195 and belonged to the Louisa Methodist Church. He moved to Charleston, WV, 8 years ago and entered the merchantile business in Racine, WV before his retirement 3 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Louisa Methodist Church on Friday, September 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Members of the Epperson Masonic Lodge had charge of services at the grave. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Claude E. Fyffe, John W. Page, W. S. Boggs, William Patton, Ed Land and James B. Hughes. Mr. Cooksey is survived by his wife, Dora Jordan Cooksey, to whom he had been married 39 years. Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harry Bailey, Dayton, OH, Mrs. E. E. Tamplin, Racine, WV, Mrs. W. w. Hunter, Huntington, Mrs. Clyde Childers, Charleston, WV and Miss Stella Cooksey of Charleston, WV; one son, “Lafe” Cooksey of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. J. R. Compton, Buchanan, KY and one brother, B. H. Cooksey of Prichard, WV and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1950

 

COPLEY, Mitchell

1874-1950

Mitchell Coley, 76 years old of Webb, Wayne county, fell dead in Louisa at 12:30 p.m. Lawrence County Coroner L. Byron Young said death was due to a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley prior to burial in the family cemetery. Born June 3, 1874, at Webb, he was a son of the late William D. and Sarah Chaffin Copley. He had been retired from the Norfolk & Western Railway for 11 years. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lon Meade, Mrs. Millard Copley and Mrs. Robert Short of Webb and Mrs. Luther Meade of Chatteroy, WV and six sons, Dennie, Jeff and Herbert Copley of Webb, Ruben Copley of Chillicothe, OH, Nebert Copley of Iaeger and William Copley of Coalwood, WV. The body was taken from the Young Funeral H0me to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1950

 

EVANS, Flora Marie (Harmon)

1900-1950

Mrs. Flora Marie Evans, 50, Webb, WV, died Saturday, September 2, at her home following an illness of three years. A member of the Baptist Church for 25 years, Mrs. Evans was born at Webb, January 18, 1900, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ella Salmons Harmon. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was in the Copley cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday. Surviving are the husband, Amos Evans, to whom she had been married 30 years; three daughters, Mrs. C. D. Fowler, Webb, and Misses Eula and Beulah Evans, at home, four sons, Herman Evans, Barberton, OH, Delmar Evans, Crum, WV, Lloyd and Glen Evans, Webb, one sister, Mrs. Luther Copley, Webb, a brother, Floyd Harmon, McCarr, KY, a half-brother, Jennings Blackburn, Webb and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1950

 

HOLBROOK, Lora (Thompson)

Mrs. Lora Thompson Holbrook, formerly of Webbville, KY, died on September 1, at Sunbury, OH. Mrs. Holbrook was the wife of George Holbrook and was the daughter of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. Funeral services were held on September 3, at the Brammer Gap Church ,with the Revs. Fred Vanhorn and Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Webb  Cemetery at Webbville, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Mrs. Susan Evans of Sunbury, OH, two sons, Raymond and Stanley Holbrook, both of Sunbury, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Adams of Louisa, Mrs. Jay Yates of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Lena Steaznick of Detroit, and Miss Zella Thompson of Webbville, KY; two brothers, Henderson  and Jake Thompson both of Webbville, KY and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1950

 

HUTCHINSON, Elwood

1872-1950

Funeral services for Elwood Hutchinson, 78, of route 3, Louisa were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Louisa Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Perry, the Rev. C. L. Neff and the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. The deceased was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the home on Firday at 2:30 p.m. W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, conducted Military rites at the grave. Mr. Hutchinson was born on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Joseph A. and Romanie Haws Hutchinson. He was employed by the Venora Oil Company for 27 years until his retirement 15 years ago. He lived at Busseyville, KY for 46 years and later at Torchlight where he was the manager of the coal company’s store for one year. He attended the Methodist Church and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He had lived at Louisa for the past 7 years. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs.  Effie N. O’Neal Hutchinson, to whom he was married 48 years ago; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Nelson, route 3, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Joe O’Neal of Vancouver, WA and Mrs. Alton Burchett of Lucasville, OH; two brothers, Asberry Hutchinson, Toppenish, WA and Allen Hutchinson, route 3, Louisa, and a granddaughter, Mrs. James E. Rawlings, Fayetteville, NC. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1950

 

MCCOMAS, Nancy Harmon (Messer)

1880-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Harmon McComas, 70, who died Wednesday, September 6, at the home of a niece, Mrs. George Bell of Cadmus, KY, were held at 2 p.m. September 9 at the Fallsburg Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paula Diamond officiating. Burial was in the Adam Harmon Cemetery at Cadmus, KY. Mrs. McComas was born April 27, 1880, at Inez, KY. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nancy Hodge Messer. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Antha Goins, of Yatesville, KY, two nieces and one nephew. The funeral was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1950

 

PREECE, Willie Wray

Willie Wray Preece, 16, of Louisa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Preece, died on September 3 after an illness of a year. Mr. Preece had been a resident of Louisa for the past 7 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at the grave with the Rev. Frank Collins of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating, on September 4. Burial was in the Elouise Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Other survivors in addition to the parents include four brothers, John Preece, Robbie Preece, Phillip Preece, and Howard Preece all at home, two sisters, Mary Angellee and Agnes Fay Preece, also at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Preece of Fallsburg, KY and Mrs. Mary Adkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1950

 

SALTER, Thursa (Wellman)

1878-1950

Funeral services for Thursa Wellman Salter, 72, who died September 11 in a local hospital at Louisa, were held September 13, at 2 p.m. at her home at Irad, KY with the Rev. Leonard Adams officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Irad. The deceased, the wife of W. M. Salter, was born March 11, 1878, in Irad, KY. She was the daughter of William and Rebecca Wellman. She is survived by two brothers, A. J. Wellman of Chatteroy, WV, Harlan Wellman of Irad, KY and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hogle Columbus, OH and Mrs. George Adams of Circleville, OH. The funeral was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1950

 

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OCTOBER

BEHRER, Elva (Hayes)

1899-1950

Mrs. Elva Hayes, Behrer, age 50, wife of Carl Behrer, died September 30, in a hospital at Columbus, OH, after a long illness. She was born and reared in Lawrence County at Adams, KY, the daughter of the late Sterling P. and Emma Hayes. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, at the Ree Ave. Church of Christ, where she was a member. Funeral arrangements were handled by Denton Donaldson and Khun Funeral Home. Interment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, at home, four sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Fugitt and Mrs. Otha Thompson, of Louisa, route 1 and Mrs. J. M. Walker and Mrs. S. M. Gatrell of Ashland, KY, two brothers, Ernest and Howard Hayes of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1950

 

BOGGS, Janice Faye

1938-1950

Janice Faye Boggs, 11 of Webbville died at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY after an illness of one week. She was born December 20, 1938, the daughter of James and Hattie Sizemore Boggs in the Dry Fork Section of Lawrence County. Janice Faye was in the seventh grade at Webbville Grade School and was president of her 4-H Club. Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Phyllis Elaine, and Mildred Louisa, at home, three brothers, James A. Jr., Lorain, OH, and Roger Dean and Murriel Jackson, also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sizemore of Butie, KY, and Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Boggs of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1950

 

CRAWFORD, James Melton

James Melton Crawford, 79 years old, lifelong resident of Wayne County, died yesterday at 1:30 p.m. at his home in Fort Gay. Mr. Crawford was a native of Salt Petre, and had lived at Fort Gay for the past 15 years. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Methodist Faith. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Tabor’s Creek Baptist Church in Wayne County by the Rv. Floyd Workman and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery, route 2, Louisa, KY. The body was taken to the residence October 25 from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jennie Workman Crawford, four daughters, Mrs. Earl McCoy and Mrs. Frank Hazlett of Huntington, Mrs. Fred Pullem of Mount Gay and Mrs. John Barber of Holden; three sons, John Crawford of Whitesville and Richard H. Crawford and David Crawford, of Saltpetre; one brother, G. W. Crawford of Huntington and 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

CYRUS, Albert Floyd

Albert Floyd Cyrus, 69, route 1, Fort Gay, died at his home at 9 p.m. on October 24, after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Cyrus was a resident of Wayne County for 47 years. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Louis and Betty Robinson Cyrus. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Interment will be in the Wellman Cemetery. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. K. E. Bartram, Thursday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Frances Webb Cyrus, one daughter, Mrs. K. E. Bartram, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, one sons, J. Arlin Cyrus, route 1, Fort Gay, five sisters and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

ESTEP, Mattie (Daniels)

1875-1950

Mrs. Mattie Daniels Estep, 75, died at a local hospital on October 21, following a brief illness. Mrs. Estep was born in Johnson County, a daughter of the late A. J. and Miranda Stapleton Daniels. She was a resident of Fort Gay for 16 years and a resident of Louisa for 11 years. The deceased was removed from Curtright Funeral Home to her residence on Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Willie Moore and W. S. Boggs officiating. Interment was made in the Mary Church Cemetery near Charley, KY. Survivors, in addition to Lonzo Estep, husband, include two sisters, Mrs. Rose Meade, Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Ruby Baker of Huntington, WV, two brothers, Monroe Daniels of Pikeville and John Daniels of McDowell, KY. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

FLETCHER, Sam

Funeral services for Sam Fletcher, 80, who died in a Lexington, KY hospital September 27, were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Moore Chapel. The Revs. S. B. Ball and Willie Moore officiated. Interment was made in Scioto Burial Park in Portsmouth, OH. He was a lifelong resident of Louisa, route 1, He had been married to Miss Mary Isaac for 58 years. The deceased was removed to this home on September 30 by the Curtright funeral Home. Survived by the widow, and 4 daughters, Mrs. W. B. Payne of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Audrey Meade, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. R. C. Bivens, Cincinnati and Mrs. Charles Kennard of Lakeland, FL; two sons, George B. and William Fletcher of Cincinnati; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Isaac and Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Ira Boggs of Omar, WV; one brother, Jim Fletcher of Omar, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1950

 

FRIEND, Eliza (Wells)

1887-1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Wells Friend, 62, of route 4, Louisa, who died in a Louisa hospital October 18, after an illness of nine months, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baker Church, route 4, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Hammond Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home at 11 a.m. October 21, when the funeral party left for the church. Mrs. Friend was born November, 2, 1887, at Tuscola, KY, daughter of the late Robert and Angelina Adkins Wells. Her husband, the late A. P. Friend, died nine years ago. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Surviving her is one brother, Moscoe Wells of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

HENRY, Darrell Morton

1950-1950

Darrell Morton Henry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vaughan Henry of Richardson, died on October 21. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Arch Thompson on Sunday, October 22 at the Price Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to the parents include 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

MOORE, Jeremiah

1917-1950

Jeremiah (Jerry) J. Moore, of Lakeview, OH, formerly of Louisa, died suddenly at his home last Tuesday night of a heart attack. Mr. Moore was born in Wilmington, NC, April 12, 1917, the son of the late Jeremiah and Alice Barker Moore. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Moore, who passed several years ago. Survivors are the widow, the former Miss Helen Alexiou, granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wilson of Louisa, and three sons, David Joel, age 10, Jerry Nick, age 6 and James Marvin age 4, of Lakeview, OH, and several aunts, and one uncle, James Barker, in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Moore, was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, and the Masonic Lodge in Lakeview. He was  an iron worker, member of the Cincinnati local. Masonic rites were administered Friday evening and funeral services were conducted at the VanHorn Funeral Home, Saturday at 10 a.m. with the American Legion conducting military rites. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

PHILPOTT, Bella (Jones)

Mrs. Bella Jones Philpott, 74, died at the home of her son, Thomas Hamilton, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV on October 15. Mrs. Philpott was a lifelong member of the United Baptist Church. She was born in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Melinda Maynard Jones. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, at the Salt Petre Community Church. The Revs. Gallie Isaac and Herman Ross officiated. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John Phillips, route 1, Prichard, WV, three sons, Cullie and Roy Finley of route 2, Fort Gay, WV and Thomas Hamilton of route 2, Fort Gay, WV. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Thomas Hamilton on Monday, October 16. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

PREECE, Uriah

1907-1950

Graveside rites for Uriah Preece, 48, Chapman, KY, who was drowned September 23, when a boat in which he was riding turned over in the Big Sandy River, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Preece Cemetery with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Surviving are the widow, Pearl Borders Preece, five daughters, Miss Fannie Mae Preece, Columbus, OH, Miss Lena Victoria Preece, route 4, Louisa, Misses Gwendolyn Nadine, Nellie Annafae and Glenda Leah Preece, at home; three sons, Charles Osborn and Claude Arthur Preece, at home and Private First Class Derl Carter Preece with the Air Force in South Carolina; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Wilson, route 2, Louisa and two brothers, Phillip Preece, Louisa and Jack Preece, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1950

 

RUPE, Mary (Woods)

1872-1950

Mrs. Mary Woods Rupe, 78, passed away at her home at Fallsburg, KY, Sunday at 1 p.m. Mrs. Rupe was born in 1872 at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Andy and Ann Skeens Woods. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, from the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. D. A. Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include one son, Edgar Rupe, Fallsburg, four sisters, Mrs. Ben Ramey, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Curt Ramey, Cadmus, KY, Mrs. Bill Blankenship, Sciotoville, OH, and Mrs. E. M. Ramey of Xenia, OH, one brother, John Woods, of Zelda, KY. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1950

 

WOOTEN, Ed

1891-1950

Ed Wooten, 59, passed away at his home on route 4, on Sunday, October 15, at 9:15 a.m. following an illness of 8 months. He was the son of the late William and Martha Collingsworth Wooten. A member of the Methodist Church, he had been married to Miss Birdie Munley for 37 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday from the Newcomb Church with Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Interment was in the Harmon Cemetery. Vinson Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay conducted graveside rites. Other survivors besides the widow include, three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Johnson, and Mrs. James C. Lambert, Louisa, route 4, Mrs. Talmadge Tackett, Thurmond, WV, one son, Bill Wooten, Ethel, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Purley Frasher, Louisa, route 4, Mrs. Tom Clay and Mrs. Taylor Moore of Carpenter, OH, two brothers, Isaac of Carpenter, OH and Tom Wooten, Washington, PA and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1950

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ADAMS, Monroe

1870-1950

Monroe Adams, 80, lifelong resident of Adams, KY, died at his home at Adams at 1:30 a.m. Monday November 27, following a long illness. Mr. Adams, father of Eldred E. Adams, prominent Louisa Attorney, was born at Adams, KY, on October 28, 1870. He was the son of the late James and Charlotte Berry Adams. Mr. Adams first wife, the late Lila Hayes Adams died in 1937. A prominent resident of Adams, Mr. Adams was a merchant for 40 years and postmaster for 25 years before his retirement in 1937. Mr. Adams married Lyda Morris Burgess in 1938. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary Emma Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ball and the Rev. Levi Cordell prior to burial in the Andy Hayes Cemetery at Adams. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to his wife include; one son, Eldred E. Adams, of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Lula Thompson of Adams, KY, and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Milt McKinster, Ernest Hayes, Charlie Morris, Gene Cordle, M. S. Rice, Roy Thompson, Allan Hayes, Thomas Ball, Nile Ball, Robert Jordan, Elzie Short and Shelva Short. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1950

 

BIRKHEAD, Carl T.

Carl T. Birkhead, 61 years old, was found dead in bed at his home, 301 Jefferson Avenue, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. He had been ill for three months. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Mr. Birkhead was a postal clerk in the Williamson, WV post office for 18 years. He had lived in Louisa the past 5 years. He was born at Philpot, KY, and was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Sally Jane Chapman Birkhead; five daughters, Gerta, Rosemary, Julia, Barbara and Sally Frances, all at home; four sons, Kenneth of Louisville, Bruce of Baltimore, Neal of Culver City, CA and Carl Lee at home; one sister, Mrs. Abb Baker of Hawesville, KY and two brothers, T. B. Birkhead of Philpot and Hubert Birkhead of Owensboro, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. November 15 at the First Baptist church in Louisa, with Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1950

 

CARROLL, William H.

1868-1950

The Rev. William H. Carroll, 82, retired Baptist minister and farmer, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday of a heart attack at this home on route 1, Fort Gay, WV. He had been a resident of the Big Hurricane section near Fort Gay for most of his lifetime. He was born November 12, 1868 at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late William and Julia Hazlett Carroll. Rev. Carroll was a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Revs. William Moore and J. W. Akers officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Maggie Blankenship Carroll, to whom he had been married for 57 years, one daughter, Mrs. Joe Harris, New Thacker, WV, three sons, the Rev. Robert G. Carroll of Webb, WV, Floyd Carroll of Fort Gay and Millard Carroll, of Harmon, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Stewart of Rush, KY and Mrs. James Collins, of Columbus, OH, and 42 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1950

 

CARTER, Ira

1876-1950

Ira Carter, 74, retired Chesapeake & Ohio section worker, died at 5:30 p.m. October 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Cola Damron, route 3, Louisa, following an illness of three months. Mr. Carter, a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, was born September 13, 1876, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Walter and Martha Virginia Bernard Carter. He retired in 1941 after 36 years with the railway company. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. October 29, at the daughter’s residence with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. John Nolan, Louisa, and Mrs. Homer Cyrus, Catlettsburg, one son, Walter Carter, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Liesegang, route 2, Louisa and Mrs. John Martin, Mohooping, PA; a brother, Dave Carter, route 4, Louisa; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1950

 

DIAMOND, John David

1950-1950

John David Diamond, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Diamond, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday midnight in a Louisa, KY hospital. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. November 13, in Presley Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Surviving besides the parents are one brother, George Arnold Diamond, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Diamond of route 4, Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. John Presley of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1950

 

DIXON, Marcela (Borders)

1866-1950

Marcela Borders Dixon, 84, widow of Robert P. Dixon, Sr., died at the home of her son, Herman Dixon, in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Dixon was a former lifelong resident of Louisa. She was born on June 14, 1866. The deceased was returned to the Curtright Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 29. Funeral services will be held at the Louisa Methodist Church. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Interment will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Vinson, four sons, Fred and Lawrence Dixon of Ashland, KY, Robert P. Dixon, Jr. of Dayton, OH and Herman L. Dixon of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1950

 

FUGATE, Joseph N.

Joseph N. Fugate, 63, of 189 Juniper Drive, Mooncrest, died suddenly at an oil field Tuesday, October 17. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jessie Fugate, a son, Joseph Fugate, Jr. at home, two daughters, Miss Jean Fugate of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Janet Jessen of Austin, TX, his mother, Mrs. Polly Fugate of Jackson, KY, a brother, Walter Fugate of Jackson, KY, a sister, Mrs. Ella White of Lebanon, OH and two grandchildren. Friends were received at the Russell LO. Troxell Funeral Home where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. October 19, with the Rev. George Kirkwood officiating. Interment was made in the Sycamore Cemetery at Sycamore, PA. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1950

 

HAYTON, Alice

1910-1950

Alice Hayton, 40, died November 15, at her home at Danville, KY. She had been a resident of Danville for 16 years. She was born in 1910, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Estella Clear Hayton. Funeral services were held at Myrtles Chapel, Saturday, November 18, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery. Miss Hayton was survived by three brothers, Levi Hayton, route 3, Louisa, Jim Hayton, route 4, Louisa, Milt Hayton, Columbus, OH, and one sister, Mrs. W. S. Thompson, Beaver, OH. Funeral arrangements were handled by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1950

 

JOHNSON, Richard Jimmy

Richard Jimmy Johnson, age 3, died of polio in the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington on October 31 after a short illness. He was the son of Jesse Ray Johnson of Houckville, KY. The funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted at the Johnson Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV on November 3, at 2 p.m. Survivors in addition to the father include 2 sisters, 2 brothers and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Johnson of route 2, Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Orson Jordan of Houckville, KY. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1950

 

OSBORN, Roger Lee

1950-1950

Roger Lee Osborn, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Osborn, of Blaine, KY, died on Tuesday, October 31, 1950. He was born October 29, 1950. Burial was in the Osborn Cemetery at Blaine on Wednesday, November 1. Graveside rites were conducted. The funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to the parents include two sisters and one brother, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chilt Osborn of Blaine. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1950

 

PICKLESIMER, John Thomas, Jr.

1948-1950

John Thomas Picklesimer, Jr., 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Picklesimer of route 2, Fort Gay, died in a local hospital at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, after a one month illness. The child was born on January 1, 1948. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Emory Cyrus, route 2, Fort Gay, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22. Burial was in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to the parents include one brother, Paul Edward at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Picklesimer, route 2, Fort Gay and grandparent, Emory Cyrus of route 2. Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1950

 

ROSIEK, Ethel (Copley)

1919-1950

Mrs. Ethel Copley Rosiek, 31 years old, of Detroit, formerly of near Fort Gay, died November 7, in Detroit. Born October 12, 1919, near Fort Gay, she was a daughter of T. A. Copley and the late Rilda Copley. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. November 10 at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on the Fort Gay and Wayne road by the Rev. C. B. Crabtree prior to burial in the Copley Cemetery on Fort Gay route 2. In addition to the father, survivors include the husband, Leo Rosiek; two daughters, Oma Jean and Betty Kelley and two sons, Jimmie and Luke Kelley, Jr., at home; two sisters, Mrs. C. G. Noe of Huntington and Mrs. D. B. Snyder of Rittman, OH and a brother, Dallas Copley of Rittman. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home on November 10. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1950

 

RUNYON, Ruby Ellen (Berry)

1916-1950

Mrs. Ruby Ellen Berry Runyon, 34, of Catlettsburg, KY, died at 10:45 a.m. October 29, at her home after an extended illness. She was born on February 16, 1916, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Ren Berry and the late Tilda Mae Berry. She was married 3 years ago to Walter Runyon. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for the past five years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her father on Sand Branch near Irad, KY with the Rev. Arthur Morris officiating. Burial was in the Berry Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa to the father’s residence October 30. Surviving in addition to the husband and father are one sister, Mrs. Raymond Carter of Catlettsburg and one brother, Clyde Berry of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1950

 

WILSON, Delania (Borders)

1869-1950

Mrs. Delania Borders, Wilson, 81, died in a Louisa hospital, November 13, at 2 :45 a.m. after a two year illness. She had been in the Louisa hospital for the past nine days. Her home was at 1745 5th Street, Huntington, WV where she had resided for the past 15 years. Prior to living in Huntington, she resided at Catlettsburg for 10 years, and Russell, KY for 11 years. Her first husband, Samuel Chapman, died in 1938, Boyd Wilson her last husband, died October 12, 1950. Mrs. Wilson was born in 1869, October 26 at Ulysses, KY. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Hale Borders. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 15, at 1 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Ulysses, KY with the Revs. Ben Powers and Willie W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Ira Borders Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. The deceased had been a member of that church for 65 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to her home at 1745 5th Street, Huntington, WV Tuesday at noon. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. James Wells, Coalton, OH and Mrs. Otto E. Johnson, Jackson, OH; three sons, Scott P. Drewie J. and Samuel Chapman, all of Huntington; one brother, M. F. Borders of Louisa, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1950

 

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BOGGS, Howard

1950-1950

Howard Boggs, 9 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Proctor Boggs of Blaine, KY, died in Louisa at a local hospital on December 20, 1950. Graveside services were conducted at the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine, KY at 2 p.m. on December 20. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Proctor Boggs, one brother, Harold P. Boggs, Jr., grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boggs and Mrs. C. S. Phillips, all of Blaine, KY. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1950

 

CARTER, Jettie (Adams)

1891-1950

Mrs. Jettie Carter, 59, wife of M. L. (Pop) Carter, died suddenly of a heart attack, at 9 a.m. Tuesday at her home, 2549 Carter Avenue, in Ashland, KY. Mrs. Carter, who moved to Ashland from Louisa, in 1929, was born April 13, 1891, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Adams. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. Surviving are the husband and one brother, Monroe Adams, Beaver, OH. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

COLLINSWORTH, Jay

Jay Collinsworth, age 60, passed away December 25, in a Charleston Hospital. He was the son of the late Anderson Collinsworth, cattle dealer of Fallsburg, KY. Funeral services were held December 28, at 10 a.m. at the Bartlett Mortuary Chapel in Charleston. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland, KY. The body was at the Bartlett Funeral Home in Charleston, WV until the funeral. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. D. Shephard, of Charleston, WV and four sisters, Mrs. Forest D. Damron of Louisa, Mrs. John K. Ekers of Columbus, Mrs. S. H. Devolid of Cleveland and Mrs. J. S. Ashworth of Lakeland, FL and one brother, Mr. Lindsey Collinsworth of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1950

 

COMPTON, Lon

Lon Compton, 82, of Georges Creek, KY died December 26 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Hannah in Logan, WV. He was the son of the late Lane and Vicie North Compton. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 51 years. Funeral services will be conducted by the Revs. Bird Webb and Millard VanHoose from Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Friday. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until time for the services. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hester Davis Compton, two daughters, Mrs. George Hannah and Mrs. Smith Hannah, both of Logan, WV, one son, Mark Compton of Ulysses and 16 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1950

 

DIAMOND, Johnny

1949-1950

Funeral services for Johnny Diamond, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Diamond of Cadmus, KY, were conducted Sunday, December 3, at 2 p.m. at the home of Heber Riffe. He was born on October 27, 1949, and died December 1 at 5:30 a.m. Funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Diamond Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to the parents include, one brother, Michael at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Diamond, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Heber Riffe both of Cadmus, KY. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

HALL, Deloris Jean

1950-1950

Deloris Jean Hall, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hall of route 4, Louisa, died on December 5 at a local hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. on December 6 at the Hall Cemetery on Louisa route 4. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to the parents, Lewis and Roselia Baugh Hall, include grandparents, Mrs. Rebecca Hall, rout 4, Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baugh of Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

HALL, Edna (Towler)

Mrs. Edna Towler Hall, 62, a former resident of Ashland, died November 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lavern Gard, Dayton, OH. Mrs. Hall was born in Lawrence County, KY. She was the widow of French Hall. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank King, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bess Bailey, Ypsilanti, MI, a brother-in-law, Dr. J. C. Hall, Ashland and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

HAYES, Sue (Pigg)

Mrs. Sue Hayes, 61, Ashland, died Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an illness of three weeks. A resident of Ashland since childhood, Mrs. Hayes was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Theodore and Columbia Roberts Pigg. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Twenty First Street Tabernacle with the Rev. Curtis LeVenge and the Rev. E. A. Curry officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Hayes was an aunt of Mrs. Ollie J. Moore, of Louisa. Surviving are two sons, Edgell and Chester Norman Hayes of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Diamond, Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Minnie Gamble, Blaine, KY, one brother, Willie Pigg, Paintsville, KY; a half-brother, Worthy Stewart, route 2, Ashland, and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

JORDAN, Patricia

1950-1950

Patricia Jordan, 29 days old daughter of George and Bernice Carter Jordan of Chapman, died on November 28, at 5:15 a.m. Funeral services were held at the Chapman Methodist Church on December 1. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents, include two sisters, Sidney Ellen and Pansy, one brother, James Earl and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter of Gallup. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1950

 

KEATON, Ida (May)

1890-1950

Mrs. Ida May Keaton, 60, wife of Dorsey R. Keaton, investigator for the Internal Revenue Department, died at her home, 2936 Cogan Street, at 12:15 a.m. December 15 after an illness of six months. Mrs. Keaton was the mother of Mr. William R. Keaton and Mrs. Raymond Davis of Louisa. She had been a resident of Ashland for the past six years, moving here from West Liberty, KY. A devout Christian, she was active in the First Methodist Church of West Liberty, of which she was a member and the First Methodist Church here after moving to Ashland. She belonged to the local church’s Woman’s Society of Christian Service, was a chairman of one of the church’s circles and was a member of the East Ashland Homemakers’ Club. Mrs. Keaton also was a charter member of the West Liberty Woman’s Club and the Indian Mound Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution at Salyersville, KY. Born in Magoffin County, KY, May 111, 1890, she was a daughter of Mrs. Martha Patrick May and the late William L. May. She was married to Mr. Keaton May 24, 1908. Funeral services were conducted at the Lazear Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, with the Rev. Frank C. King, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. After the services, the funeral party left for Salyersville, where additional services were conducted in the Salyersville Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. E. C. Scott, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville. Surviving her, in addition to her husband, are the mother, Mrs. Martha May of Salyersville; three sons, Edward C. Keaton, of West Liberty, William R. Keaton, Louisa, and Charles C. Keaton, Charleston, WV, one daughter, Mrs. Raymond F. Davis, Louisa; 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers, W. R. May and Dewey H. May of Salyersville, and Jeff May, Lexington, KY; and 3 sisters, Mrs. E. L. Stephens, Salyersville, Mrs. D. B. Howard, Paintsville and Mrs. J. Fred Reed, Salyersville. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1950

 

LYNCH, Luther

1901-1940

Luther Lynch, 49 years old, formerly of Fort Gay, died December 12, in a St. Louisa hospital. He was born October 10, 1901, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Burl and Nancy Copley Lynch. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Raines of Fort Gay, route 2, and Mrs. Bertha Crabtree of Louisa, KY, and three brothers, Charlie, and Wayne Lynch of Mansfield, OH, and Edgar Lynch of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Bartram Chapel. The Rev. R. F. Rose officiated and burial was in the Frasher Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1950

 

MATNEY, Reece

1861-1950

Death came Monday to Reece Matney, 89, oldest living Negro resident of this Lawrence County community, who in the pre-automobile days was widely known by the commercial travelers visiting business establishments in the Big Sandy Valley area. Mr. Matney, was an employee of the John James Livery Stable at Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He was born in March 1861, in Tazewell County, VA, and came to Louisa when he was 18. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Luttie Fisher of Greensboro, NC, Mrs. Bell Fisher and Mrs. Opal Johnson of Huntington, and Mrs. Amanda Garred of Louisa; 7 sons, Frank, Ford and Wallace Matney of Huntington, Harry Matney of Fort Gay, Jean Matney of Lexington, KY, Alfred Matney of Louisa and Reece Matney, Jr. of Williamson, three brothers, and three sisters, 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1950

 

ROBERTS, Garland Allen

Garland Allen Roberts, 19, of Adams, KY, died of injuries Saturday at 10 a.m. in a Columbus, OH hospital. He was injured while working at the Buckeye Steel & Casting Co., at Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dry Ridge Methodist Church by the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was in the Prince Cemetery at Adams. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The deceased attended Louisa High School and served two years in the Army. He had been working at Columbus only a week before he was injured. He was a son of Wilson Roberts and the late Amba Prince Roberts. Surviving besides the father are five brothers, Oren of Urbana, OH, John of Columbus, Jack of Ashland, KY, Henry of Grove City, OH and Noah at home and a grandfather, Henry Roberts of South Vienna, OH. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1950

 

STEELE, John R.

1868-1950

John R. Steele, 82, of Cordell, KY died at 12:10 p.m. Christmas Day at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Milton Cordle prior to burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Steele was born January 5, 1868, a son of the late John and Mary Rudd Steele. He was a lifelong resident of Cordell and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 5 years. He was a retired farmer. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma Steele, three daughters, Mrs. Virgil Caudill of Ashland, Mrs. Gus Hickman of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dewey Moore of Louisa; three sons, Fred Steele of Cordell and Lawrence and Siebert Steele at home and 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1950

 

THOMAS, Charles Henry

1888-1950

Charles Henry Thomas, 62, died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday following a 3 weeks illness. Mr. Thomas was a former concrete finisher and for the past 10 years, a merchant in Fort Gay. He was born February 23, 1888 at Alderson, WV, a son of the late Samuel Lee and Margaret Henson Thomas. Funeral services were held today from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Revs. J. C. Hager and P. F. Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include his widow, Amanda Parks Wellman Thomas to whom he had been married 36 years; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Whitman, two sons, Karl Thomas of Huntington, and Charles H. Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Plumley, Huntington, one brother, Emory of Arlington, VA and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1950

 

WELLMAN, Sadie (Akers)

Mrs. Sadie Akers Wellman, 65, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday night in Barberton, OH, where she had been visiting with her daughters, She had been ill 4 months. Mrs. Wellman, widow of John B. Wellman, who died in 1946, was born at Route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James and Jane Crabtree Akers. She had been a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Brady Hoosier, Beaver, OH, Mrs. Murell Clauss, Barberton, OH, Mrs. Converse Webb, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Frank Burnette, Barberton, OH, three sons, Latt and Don Wellman, Burbank, OH and Frank Wellman, Denver, CO; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Jeff Webb, Ceredo-Kenova, WV, two brothers, the Rev. James B. Akers, route 1, Fort Gay and William Akers, route 1, Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1950

 

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