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AILIFF, Sadie (Smith)

Mrs. Sadie Smith Ailiff, 67, of Fort Gay, died in a local hospital on January 8 after a 3 months illness. Mrs. Ailiff was born in Coleman, WV, a daughter of the late Tolbert and Martha Johnson Smith. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for 23 years. Her husband, Lewis Ailiff died in 1939. Funeral services will be held on January 11 at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Revs. J. C. Hager and Clarence Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery at Coleman, WV. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home at Fort Gay on Tuesday, January 9. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. W. M. Pauley, Salt Petre, WV, Mrs. Lafe Ball and Mrs. J. H. Brown, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Talmage Wells of Oney, WV; two sons, Troy of Baltimore and Jay of Fort Gay; one brother, Boyd Smith of Sidney, WV; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1951

 

HARVEY,  William B.

1858-1951

William B. Harvey, 92, passed away at his home route 2, Louisa, KY Saturday evening at 4:30 after a one week illness. Mr. Harvey was born January 25, 1858 in West Virginia, the son of the late John and Polly Jarrell Harvey. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral service was January 8 at 2 p.m. at his home, with the Rev. Hobart Graham officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ance Fields, route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Dan Belcher, Toledo, OH, one sister, Mrs. R. C. Leroy of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1951

 

HUNT, Larry Joseph

1950-1950

Larry Joseph Hunt, 8 hour old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryant Hunt, of Louisa route 4, passed away in a local hospital December 29, 1950. Surviving besides the parents are  one sister, Lois Ann Hunt and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fannin of route 4, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt, North Matewan, WV. Graveside services were held December 30 at 2 p.m. at the Adkins Cemetery with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1951

 

JUSTICE, Theodore

Theodore R. Justice, 46, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in a Charleston, WV hospital after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Perry, prior to burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Justice was born in Thacker, WV, a son of William and Ella Mae Davis Justice, who survive. He resided in Louisa before moving 13 years ago to Charleston, where he was a civil engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Christina Bussey Justice; two sons, Donald Justice of Williamson and T. R. Justice, Jr. stationed at Fort Benning, GA and a grandchild. His parents are residing at Williamson. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church at noon yesterday. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1951

 

MOORE,

1951-1951

Graveside services were conducted for the infant Moore twins on January 4 at the Pinehill Cemetery with the Rev. E.P. Swann, officiating. The infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie J. Moore, passed away on January 2 and 3. Surviving in addition to the parents are one sister, Susan Elaine, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Moore of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Gambill of Blaine. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1951

 

SHAMBLIN, George M.

George M. Shamblin, age 72, of Charleston, WV, a retied operator of the E I duPont de Nemour's & Co died Tuesday in a South Charleston hospital after a long illness.  A native of Jackson County, he was a son of the late Albert and Cecelia Kinser Shamblin. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vern Shamblin, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Jordan and Mrs. Cecelia Keeney of Charleston; two brothers, Isiah of Charleston and Sherman of Milton; one sister, Mrs. Miriam Hale of Louisa, KY and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain Mission with Rev. Hobson E. Fisher and Rev. D. W. Durst officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Park. The body will remain at the Cunningham Chapel until time for the services. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1951

 

SHORT, Jay

1891-1951

Jay Short, 59, died January 9 at his home in Cordell, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. January 11 at the home of Jay Bryant at Cordell prior to burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Short was born March 24, 1891, at Cordell, a son of Strother and the late Milda Bishop Short. In addition to the father, survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Bryant, to whom he had been married 23 years; a son, Leonard Short of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Garfield Cordell and Miss Della Short of Cordell and Mrs. Harry Bryant of Louisa route 4 and a brother, Jesse Short of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18,1951

 

SPARKS, Charley Monroe

1899-1951

SPARKS, Proctor Lynn

Double funeral rites were conducted at the United Baptist Church in Kermit, WV, for a father and son, who were killed last Thursday, in a mine explosion at Kermit, WV. Rev. Clifford Booth conducted the rites. Charley Monroe Sparks, 52, of Kermit, was born in 1899, the son of Elizabeth Sammons Sparks and the late William Sparks at Clifford, KY. He had been a resident of Kermit for the past 9 years. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dicy Peters Sparks, one daughter, Mrs. Ira Conn, Kermit, three sons, Clyde, Fred and Mack, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Charley Hancock, Huntington, Mrs. Henry Perry, Dunlow, WV, Mrs. Leonard Marcum, Louisa; Mrs. Maude Crum, Delbarton, WV, and Mrs. Frank Marcum, Clifford, KY; four brothers, Joel, Louisa, George, Louisa, route 1, Lindsey of Delbarton, WV and Bennett of Varney, WV.

 

His son, Proctor Lynn Sparks, 26, of Kermit, was also a victim of the explosion. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Kermit Masonic Lodge No. 167. He is survived by his wife, Betty Gene Webb Sparks, two daughters, Lois Ellen and Joyce Lynn, both at home, three brothers, Fred, Mack and Clyde Sparks, all of Kermit; one sister, Mrs. Ira Conn, Kermit; his mother, Dicy Peters Sparks, Kermit and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Peters and Mrs. William Sparks of Clifford, KY. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Clifford, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1951

 

TACKETT, Rhoda (Chandler)

1877-1950

Mrs. Rhoda Tackett, 74, wife of George Tackett of Wilbur, KY, died on December 31 after a short illness. She was a daughter of the late John and Kate Sparks Chandler. Burial was in the Cordell Cemetery on January 2. Funeral services were held from the Sugar Grove Church with Bill Davis officiating. Other survivors in addition to the husband include three sons, Parish and Virgil Tackett, of Wilbur and James R. of Fort Wayne, IN; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Muncy of Curves, KY and Mrs. Harry Castle of Ashland and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1951

 

WALDON, Thomas L.

1904-1951

Thomas L. Waldon, age 46, of route 2, Walbridge Section, Louisa, passed away at his home around 6:30 January 12, after a six months illness. He was born at Irad, KY, March 29, 1904, the son of Chloebelle Rose, and the late John Waldon. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 3 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary York Waldon, at home, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Kenneth England, Cleveland, OH, mother, Mrs. Chloebelle Waldon, route 2, Louisa, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Fred See and Mrs. Junior Fitzpatrick, both of Toledo, OH, two brothers, Millard Waldon of Monroe, MI and Edgell Waldon of Columbus, OH, four half brothers, James Monroe, Henry and Elmer York, all of Louisa, KY and Kenny of route 2, Louisa. The funeral under the direction of Young Funeral Home was held Sunday, January 14 at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Gallie Isaac and Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 18,1951

 

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FEBRUARY

ADKINS, Lowell

1939-1951

Lowell David Adkins, 11, died at 3:20 p.m. on February 8 in the Riverview Hospital of injuries received in a fall. The accident occurred in front of Bradley's Market and Glen Bradley rushed the boy to the hospital in his car. Dr. J. E. Carter stated that the youth died of a broken neck. Schoolmates stated that young Adkins had received a bad fall earlier at school and had complained of a headache. He had been climbing the iron pole in front of the store shortly before he fell. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He was born August 5, 1939 in Louisa, a son of Dock and Nolda Young Adkins, 508 Adams Street. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac prior to burial in the family cemetery on Louisa route 3. In addition to the parents, survivors include a sister, Ethel Adkins at home, three brothers, Charles Franklin, Clyde Emerson and Dock Adkins, Jr., at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Young of Louisa and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. May Adkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1951

 

BORDERS, Abigail (Bartram)

1881-1951

Mrs. Abigail Bartram Borders, 59, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, February 3, in a Louisa hospital following a heart attack. Her husband, Lewis W. Borders, died in 1936. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary S. Bartram. She was a member of the Methodist church for 50 years. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ford Elswick, Sissonville, WV, three sons, Lottus and Ray Borders of Mansfield, OH and Sgt. Lewis Borders, Jr., of Tacoma, WA and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

CHAFFIN, Calista (Burton)

1862-1951

Mrs. Calista Ann Chaffin, 89, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Perry prior to burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Mack and Christian Davis Burton. She had resided in Louisa 60 years and was the widow of Ranson S. Chaffin, who died in 1932. She had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church 60 years. Survivors include a son, Brad W. Chaffin of Adrian, MI, a sister, Mrs. Frances Palmer of West Jefferson, OH and 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1951

 

FYFFE, Cecil

187501951

Funeral services for Cecil Fyffe, 76, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Perry of Louisa, with whom he made his home, were conducted at 11 a.m. February 4 at the Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Moore. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Flat Gap, KY, Monday at 2 p.m. Mr. Fyffe was born February 1, 1875, a son of the late William H. and Ann McKenzie Fyffe. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Everett Bush of Johnstown, OH; five sons, J. H. Fyffe of Martha, KY, Bock Fyffe of Flat Gap, Pleas Fyffe of Sciotoville, OH, and George and Fred Fyffe of Blaine, KY; one brother, Steve Fyffe of route 4, Louisa, 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

HALL, Robert

Funeral services for Robert Hall, 33, who died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of a son, Ira Hall, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery near Louisa. Mr. Hall was a native of Floyd County and had formerly resided in Martin County. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Chapman of Williamson, WV and Mrs. H. W. Johns of Grayson, KY; four sons, Herbert Hall of Huntington, Ira Hall of route 1, Louisa, Robert Hall, Jr. of Martin County, and Wilburn Hall of Ashland; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

HAMMONS, Howard

A Lawrence County coroner's jury brought in a verdict Monday afternoon, January 29, recommending that the death of Howard Hammons, 67, of Glenwood be investigated by the March term of the Lawrence County Grand Jury. Howard Hammons, a Glenwood farmer, was found shot to death Sunday, January 28, at his home. His son, Walter "Brownie" Hammons, 23, informed officers investigating the scene, that he had accidently shot his father with at 410 gauge shotgun. The son was quoted as saying that he had started to open a door to go outside and kill a chicken when the door struck the gun, causing it to discharge. The shotgun charge struck the father in the neck and he died almost instantly. The shooting occurred about 3:50 p.m. Sunday. Following the shooting, the son went to the home of neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Holbrook and notified the authorities. Coroner Byron Young, Sheriff Vessie Workman, state Detective Arch Thompson, Earl Moore, and Dock Adkins investigated the scene of the shooting. At the coroner's inquest, called at 2 p.m. Monday by Coroner Byron Young and conducted by County Attorney W. D. Sparks, testimony was heard indicating that the trigger had to be pulled to fire the weapon and that the angle of the wound indicted the father was not standing erect. This testimony was supplied by Arch Thompson. The coroner's jury was composed of Lyman Workman, Arthur Boggs, Lewis Pink, Damer Kelly, Arthur Deboard and Willie J. Arrington. Walter Hammons was arraigned before County Judge Dan D. Ball and was released on $5,000 bond. 

 

Funeral services for Howard Hammons, 67, who was shot at his home near Glenwood, KY, Sunday were held at the Trinity Church, Wednesday, January 3, at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hammons Cemetery on Louisa route 4. He was born at Glenwood, KY, a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Jones Hammons. Survivors include three daughters. Mrs. Loretta Hammons of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Don D. Clayton, Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Bert McCormick, Columbus, OH, two sons, Angelio of Columbus and Walter of route 4, Louisa, ; one brother, Cecil Hammons of WV and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1951

HAYES, Nancy Louvina (Carter)

1880-1951

 Mrs. Nancy Louvina Hayes, 70, wife of Greenville Hayes, died at her home in Charley, KY, at 7 a.m. Monday following a long illness. Mrs. Hayes was born December 9, 1880, a daughter of Dock and America Prince Carter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at Charley. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence yesterday. Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ernie Chandler, of Lowmansville, KY, and Miss Verlie Hayes at home; two sons, Kenneth Hayes, route 1, Louisa, and Herman Hayes, Columbus, OH; four sisters, Mrs. H. I. Layne, Louisa, Mrs. Kay Wheeler, Busseyville, KY, Mrs. Saylor Runyon, Stone, KY, and Mrs. George Wilson, Catlettsburg; two brothers, John Carter, route 1, Louisa and Clyde Carter, Adams, KY and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1951

 

 

HEWLETT, Gladys Carol

1940-1951

Gladys Carol Hewlett, 10, died on January 26, at 10:55 a.m. at the University Hospital in Columbus, OH where she had been a patient for the past 8 days. She had been suffering from leukemia for a year. The deceased was born March 6, 1940, the daughter of Donald and Emily Hall Hewlett of route 4 Louisa. She is survived by her parents and four sisters, Dona Lee, Dorothy Marie, Rebecca Sue and Betty Louisa Hewlett at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hewlett and Mrs. R. T. Hall all of route 4 Louisa. Funeral services were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home were held January 28 at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the Hewlett Cemetery, Hewlett Station, WV. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1951

 

HUGHES, Belle (Vinson)

Mrs. Belle Vinson Hughes, 82, of 1140 Fifth Avenue, widow of former Representative James A. Hughes, died at her home on February 15. She had suffered a stroke last September and another 2 weeks ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary Saturday by the Rev. Joseph A. Garshaw, pastor of the Central Christian Church. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes, a second cousin of Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, was socially prominent in Huntington and Washington. Her late husband, a Republican, served in congress from 1901 to 1915. He was elected again in 1928 and died in office. Mrs. Hughes helped organize the Central Christian Church and was a member of Vinson Memorial Christian Church, which her family helped build. She also was interested in many charities. Mrs. Hughes was the aunt of James B. Hughes of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1951

 

JOHNSON, Amelia

Mrs. Amelia F. Johnson, 77, died Sunday at the home of her nephew, Wade Lawson, at Webbville, after an illness of five years. She is survived by three step children, Mrs. Carrie Stewart, Praise, KY, Mrs. Nora Damron, Glamorgan, WV, and Frank Johnson, Rockhouse, KY; one brother, J. W. Rucker, of Ashland, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Bowling of Webbville. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Savage Memorial Chapel near Hitchins, with the Rev. S. R. Wilcox officiating. Burial was in the Russell Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1951

 

KAZEE, Frank

1872-1951

Funeral services for Frank Kazee, 78, of South Ben, IN, who died there Monday February 5 of a heart attack were conducted at 2 p.m. February 10 at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore prior to burial in the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine, KY. Mr. Kazee was born at Blaine, July 23, 1872, a son of the late Leander and America Gander Kazee. He lived in Portsmouth, OH before moving to South Bend, where he was an employee of the Bendix Corp. there .His wife, Mrs. Polly Lester Kazee, died in 1918. He was a member of the Church of God at South Bend. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard Brown of Tucson, AZ and Mrs. Fred Heater of Mishawaka, IN, a son, Claude Kazee of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Mary Peters of Isonville, KY, a brother, Oscar Kazee of Blaine; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1951

 

KIRK, Tennessee (Horn)

1876-1951

Mrs. Tennessee Horn Kirk, 75 years old of Webb, WV, route 1, died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. She was born September 18, 1876 at Inez, KY, a daughter of the late Fed and Mary Jarrell Horn and ha been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Survivors include the husband, Mose Kirk, to whom she had been married 56 years; five daughters, Mrs. Lyss Endicott of Gilbert, Mrs. Herbert Tack of Beauty, KY, Mrs. Lark Muncy of Williamson, and Mrs. Cecil Endicott and Mr. William Pack of Webb route 1; two sons, Louis Kirk of Webb route 1, and Fed Kirk of Monroe, WV and six sisters, four brothers, 45 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Kirk will be held at 2 p.m. today from the residence with the Rev. T. H. Fluty officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1951

 

LANEY, Beatrice (Dale)

Beatrice Runyon Laney, 49, died February 3 at Richardson, KY. she was the daughter of the late Beverly and Mary Meade Dale. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery. Survivors include Mike Laney, husband, three daughters, Mrs. Chester Runyon, Ella and Roberta, all at home; two sons, Milton and John H. both at home, two sisters, Mrs. Clara Dossett, Henderson, KY, and Mrs. Allen Cullon, Cincinnati, OH and one brother, Rule Dale of WV. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

LYONS, Clinton

1891-1951

Clinton, Lyons, 59, died at a Dayton, OH hospital, January 29 of a heart attack. He was born at Barnrock, KY, a son of A. M. and Samantha Skaggs Lyons. He resided for 24 years at Vanceburg, KY. Funeral services will be held today at  2 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. W. S. Boggs and Willie W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Lyons Cemetery at Keaton, KY. Survivors in addition to his parents include his widow, Geneva Preston Lyons and one brother,  Lafayette Lyons of Dayton, OH. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1951

 

MCCLURE, F. C.

1869-1951

F. C. McClure, 81, died at his home on Main Street, on Sunday, February 4, after an illness of 3 years. He was a former merchant and postmaster at Gallup, KY. He was born at Gallup, a son of the late Harry and Sara Dobyns, McClure. A member of the Methodist Church for the past 60 years, he had been married to his wife, Cora Parks McClure for 48 years. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Funeral services were held yesterday at the First Methodist Church with the Revs. J. C. Hager and E.P. Swan, officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery on Louisa route 1. Survivors in addition to his wife, include 5 daughters, Mrs. P. M. Fugitt, Shelby, KY, Mrs. Vic Holden, Covington, KY, Mrs. W. M. Bogie, Covington, KY, Mrs. John Kulas, Greenville, SC, and Mrs. Earle Walking, Covington, KY; one son, Raymond McClure, Covington, KY, three sisters, Mrs. Laura Childers, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Raymond Minier, Akron, OH and Mrs. Joe Cheek, Urbana, OH, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

MCNABB, John

1895-1951

Dr. John W. McNabb, 55, prominent Louisa physician, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in a Huntington hospital He had suffered a stroke 5 days previous and had been admitted to the hospital. Dr. McNabb, known and beloved throughout the county, had practiced medicine in Lawrence County for the past 19 years.  He had been president of the Lawrence county Medical Association for 2 years and for 14 years he was president of the Lawrence County Board of Health. He was married to Miss Lou Chaffin of Louisa in 1925 and began practicing in Louisa in 1932. Prior to that time, he had practiced in Lundale and Monaville, WV for a number of years. Dr. McNabb was born in Bellville, PA on August 13, 1895, a son of the late William J. and Elizabeth Wilson McNabb. He graduated from Bellville High School in 1912 and from the University of Susquehanna in 1916. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA in 1923. He served his internship at Memorial Hospital in Richmond. He was licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Virginia in 1923; WV in 1925 and KY in 1932.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Interment will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour at the church. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He was a member of the West Kishacoquillas, PA Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, and the KY Medical Association. He was also a member of the Aracoma Lodge No. 99 F & AM and Logan Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Logan, WV. He also belonged to W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 American Legion.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lou Chaffin McNabb, two sons, Bill Jim and John W. McNabb, Jr., all of Louisa, two brothers, Joseph S. McNabb of Bellville, PA and Dr. James R. McNabb of Burnham, PA. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1951

 

O'NEAL, Clem

Clem O'Neal, 60 of Vancouver, British Columbus, died January 26 at his home. Mr. O'Neal was an employee at the Big Sandy News office in 1907 and 1908. He left Louisa in 1909. He was the son of Clem and Elizabeth Vinson O'Neal and the brother of Mrs. Ernest Nelson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

 

RIFFE, William T.

1862-1951

William T. Riffe, 89, retied farmer of Glenwood, Lawrence county, KY died in King's Daughters' Hospital last Thursday following an illness of one year. A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, Mr. Riffe was born there January 15, 1892, a son of William S. and Elizabeth Short Riffe. His wife, Mrs. Mollie Ross Riffe, died four years ago. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, Glenwood and Greenhill Masonic Lodge No. 221 of Bolts Fork. Burial was in the family cemetery near Glenwood, KY Sunday after funeral services were conducted at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Surviving are 7 sons, W. C. Riffe, Boyd County, J. D. Riffe, Lawrence County, Paul Riffe, Lorain, OH, H. T. Riffe, Ashland, KY, Ross Riffe, Newport, KY, and Kermit Riffe, Ferndale, MI; five daughters, Mrs. Anna Gallion, Mrs.H. G. Curtis and Mrs. M.J. Dowling, of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Matha Gray and Mrs. Robert Frederick, Cincinnati; a brother, J. S. Riffe, Glenwood, three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Twinam and Mrs. Charles Layne, of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Georgia Byington, Florida; 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1951

 

THOMPSON, John

John Thompson, 52, formerly of Hewlett, WV, died February 15, at the home of a brother, Neal Thompson, of Louisa, with whom he had made his home for the past six months. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. W. B. Curnutte prior to burial in the Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was a farmer, a son of the late Kise and Marseena Nora Thompson. He was a member of the Baptist church for 25 years.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Audrey Hunley Thompson, six sisters, Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Ben Cook of Louisa, route 1, Mrs. George Pope and Mrs. W. M. Senters of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Jim Canterberry of Berlin Heights, OH and Mrs. Grant Harris of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1951

 

TONEY, Elizabeth (Copley)

1880-1951

Elizabeth Copley Toney, 70, died at 8 p.m. Monday at the home of her son, Pearl Toney, Jr. of Fort Gay, route 1. Born on June 11, 1880 she was the daughter of the late Dolliver and Arabelle Beare Copley of Fort Gay. Her husband, Pearl Toney was killed in a saw mill accident in March 1949. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include one son, Pearl Toney, Jr., and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Wellman, both of Fort Gay. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1951

 

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BARTRAM, David Michael

1951-1951

David Michael Bartram, 7 day old son of Ronald and Delores Lampert Bartram, route 1, Fort Gay, WV died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the residence with the Rev. Fred Rose officiating. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Claude Edward Bartram, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Lampert and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bartram, all of route 1 Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

BRANHAM, Jack Thomas

1951-1951

Graveside rites for Jack Thomas Branham, infant son of Edgar Allan and Beatrice Joy Moore Branham, Detroit, who died in a Louisa hospital Saturday night about 12 hours after birth, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Pinehill Cemetery with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Surviving are the parents, and the grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Moore, Louisa and Mrs. Effie Branham of Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

BREWSTER, Martha Ellen (Johnson)

1864-1951

Mrs. Martha Ellen Brewster, 85, died early Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sherman Porter, Webbville, KY. Mrs. Brewster was born March 8, 1864 at Gimlet, KY, a daughter of the late Hugh and Barbara Porter Johnson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Brushy Creek Church with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Melvin Newcomer, Tampa, FL and two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Skeens, Stark, KY and Mrs. Ida Bear, Gimlet. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1951

 

BROWN, Charles A.

1910-1951

Charles A. Brown, 40, a former resident of Georges Creek, Lawrence County, died Friday, at his home in Mutual, Ohio, following an illness of four weeks. A resident of Mutual for nine years, Mr. Brown was born December 30, 1910, a son of L. B. and Minnie Miller Brown, now residents  of Mutual. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Chestnut Grove Church of God with the Rev. Mose Kitchen officiating.  Burial was in Borders cemetery. Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Mrs. Ray Borders, Mrs. Ray Slone, Mrs. Nathan George, Urbana, Ohio, and Mrs. Herbert Wriston, Beards Fork, W. Va., five brothers, Elzia Brown, Beaver, Ohio, Burns, Marshall, Scott and Everett Brown, Urbana. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1951

 

BURNS, Hattie (Shannon)

Funeral rites for Mrs. John G. Burns, Sr., who was fatally injured in an automobile mishap on route 23, February 19, were conducted Thursday, February 22, at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church, with the Revs. Charles Perry and S. B. Ball officiating. The beloved Mrs. Burns had been a consistent member of the Louisa Methodist Church for the pat 36 years. In her passing, the surviving family lost a devoted wife and mother, and the community in which she lived so long, a valued neighbor. Active pallbearers were Tom Hayes, Jr., Dan Ball, Elmo Conley, Kenny Pickrell, L. E. Wallace, Jr., and Bernard Pickrell. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

CODDING, Lee Boyd

Funeral services for Lee Boyd Codding, 70, a former resident of Louisa, who died in a Dayton, OH hospital Friday following an illness of one week, were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery under direction of Young Funeral Home. Mr. Codding was born in Marion County, OH, a son of Leroy and Clara Boyd Codding. He had been a member of the Episcopal Church since childhood. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Lackey Codding; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Peters, Cincinnati, one sister, Mrs. Will Davids, Prospect, OH and 2 grandchildren, March 8, 1951

 

FERGUSON, Marion

Marin Ferguson, 87 years old, of Prichard, route 1, died March 15 at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence by the Rev. Jimmy Akers prior to burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was a son of the late Thomas and Josephine Booth Ferguson and a lifelong resident of Prichard. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Johanna Plymale Ferguson, to whom he had been married 30 years; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Copley of Huntington , Mrs. Nev Carter of Portsmouth, OH and Miss Sattie Ferguson, at home, two sisters, Mrs. James Dixon of Logan and Mrs. George Williams of Sciotoville, OH; two brothers, Henson Ferguson of North Kenova, OH and Thomas Ferguson of Logan; and 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1951

 

FISHER, William

1860-1951

William Fisher, 90, retired painter and paperhanger, of Louisa, died February 20, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two months. He had been a patient in the hospital for six weeks. Mr. Fisher, a member of the Louisa Baptist Church, was born December 25, 1860. Funeral services were conducted February 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl Forby, Ada, OH four grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, 8 nieces and 3 nephews. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

HAWS, Henry Burch

1886-1951

Henry Burch Haws, 64, died of a heart attack Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the home of Lon Brown in New Boston, OH. He was born at Adams, KY, a son of the late Ulysses and Pauline Carter Haws. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Revs.  E. P. Swan and Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Haws had been a resident of Louisa for the past 33 years. He attended the Louisville School for the Blind and graduated from the Columbus School for the Blind. He was a professional piano tuner and was also a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include, two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Kennedy of Chicago and Mrs. James O. Hall of Olive Hill, KY; one sister, Mrs. Matt Yost of Dayton, OH and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1951

 

JOHNS, Josephine (Weddington)

1863-1951

Mrs. Josephine Weddington Johns, 88, of 307 Madison Street, Louisa, died at her home at 1:55 a.m. February 24, after an illness of four months. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Johns was born in Louisa on January 31, 1863, a daughter of the late Martin and Cynthia Kirk Weddington. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church for the past 45 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Adams, of Louisa, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

MARCUM, Grace (Hammond)

1892-1951

Mrs. Grace Marcum, 58, route 1, Webb, WV, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter Mrs. Marion Endicott, route 1, Webb, following an illness of 10 months. Mrs. Marcum was born November 25, 1892, at route 1, Webb, a daughter of the late Frank and Emaline Ingle Hammond. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 26 years. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the New Friendship Church at route 1, Webb, WV with the Revs. T. H. Fluty and Sammy Branham officiating. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the husband, William H. Marcum, five other daughters, Mrs. Homer Pack, Jobe, KY, Mrs. Carl Horn, Mrs. Frank Endicott and Mrs. James Ray Endicott, route 1, Webb, and Miss Arlene Marcum, at home; five sons, Everett, Keither, Ezra, and James H. Marcum, route 1, Webb and Haskell Marcum, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Marcum, Fairmont, WV and Mrs. Lucinda Perry, Milo, KY, three brothers, Ransom Hammond, Calf Creek, KY, William Hammond, route 1, Webb, and Frank Hammond, Detroit, MI; 40 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

MOORE, John Russell

1896-1951

John Russell Moore, 55, of Adams, KY, died at 12:30 a.m. yesterday. He was the son of Mrs. Landon T. Moore and had been a member of the Cando Baptist Church for 21 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the residence with the Revs. Willie Moore and Levi Cordle officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence this morning. Survivors in addition to his mother, include four sisters, Mrs. W. R. See of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Milt McKinster, Adams, KY, Mrs. Lidda Hays, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Fred Parsons, of Fort Gay, WV, one brother, Luther Moore, of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

MOORE, Louanna (Thompson)

1866-1951

Mrs. Louanna Thompson Moore, 84, died at her home at Adams, KY, Monday after a 5 month illness. She was born at Mattie, KY, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Russell Thompson. Her husband, Landon Moore, died in 1942. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattie Methodist Church with the Revs. Willie W. Moore and Charles Thompson officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church at noon Tuesday. Survivors include, four daughters, Mrs. Milt McKinstler, Adams, KY, Mrs. W. H. C. Moore, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lydia Hays, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Fred Parsons, Fort Gay, WV, one son, Luther Moore, Adams, KY; one sister, Mrs. Victoria Highberger, Welch, WV, three brothers, William Moore, Georges  Creek, KY, Dock Moore, Ashland and Mathew Moore, Kenova, WV; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1951

 

NICELY, Hazel (Williams)

1907-1951

Mrs. Hazel Nicely, 43, 2724 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, died Saturday at her home following an illness of five months. Mrs. Nicely, a resident of Ashland for 37 years, was born August 11, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Nancy Grain Williams, now a resident of Ashland and the late Elbert Williams. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Twenty-first Street Tabernacle with the Rev. L. A. Curry, pastor, and the Rev. Richard Ratcliff officiating. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1951

 

PHILLIPS, Alma (Skaggs)

1875-1951

Mrs. Alma Skaggs Phillips, 75, of Louisa route 1, was killed when she was struck by a northbound Chesapeake & Ohio freight train at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Main and Jefferson Streets in Louisa. Lawrence County Coroner L. Byron Young ruled the death was accidental. The elderly woman who often walked the mile from her home to Louisa, had been led from the tracks several time by passersby when she failed to notice an approaching train, acquaintances said.  She was born June 20, 1875 at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late D. W. and Sara Hamilton Skaggs. She had been a resident of Louisa for 25 years and was a member of the Blaine United Baptist church for the past 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Phillips, Lucasville, OH officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Martha, KY. Survivors include her husband, Harry Phillips to whom she had been married 43 years; one daughter, Mrs.  Bernard Pickrell, Louisa, one son, M-Sgt. William S. Phillips, Lafayette, IN and one sister, Mrs. C. B. Rice of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1951

 

PORTER, John Sherman

John Sherman Porter, 65, died at 3:30 p.m. March 1, at his home, Webbville, KY, after an illness of one year. He was a son of the late James and Sarah McDavid Porter. Funeral services were conducted at the graveside in the Porter family cemetery at 10 a.m. March 3 with the Rev. Everett Sloan officiating. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lula Porter; two daughters, Miss Dessie Porter, hat home and Mrs. Essie Kirk, Ironton, OH, one son, Tarvin Porter, at home; two brothers, Harry and Lindsay Porter, of Dobbins, KY. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1951

 

RADFORD, J. E.

RADFORD, W. N.

A two car crash near New Richmond, OH, late Tuesday night, killed four men and critically injured a fifth. First reports gave no indications as to what caused the crash. An on the scenes spectator said, however, that one of the cars appeared to have been hit smack in the center and may have skidded into the collision. The accident occurred on U. S. 52, a quarter mile east of this Clermont County town. Three of the med killed had been riding in the same car. they were identified as J. E. and W. N. Radford, both of Louisa, KY and Carl N. Sarver of Cincinnati. J. E. Radford and Sarver apparently died immediately or very shortly after the smash-up. W. N. Radford died shortly after arrival at Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati. William M. Jacobs, about 30 of Ironton, OH, died at Bethesda of injuries. His companion in the other car, Lewis Douglas, also of Ironton, was listed in very critical condition at the hospital with severe head injuries. J. E. Radford is the father of Mrs. Harper Preston of Louisa. The bodies of Mr. Radford and his son, were brought to the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

Double funeral rites were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home for Joseph E. Radford, 75, and his son, W. Norris Radford, 45, who were fatally injured in an auto accident near New Richmond, OH last Tuesday. The Rev. J. C. Hager officiated. Burial followed in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors of Joseph E. Radford, include one daughter, Mrs. Harper Preston of Georges Creek, KY, one sister, Mrs. Henry Settle of Charleston, WV; two grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Survivors of William Norris Radford include his wife, Alma E. Radford, Covington, KY, one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Swann, Jr., Covington, KY, one son, Harvey Joe of Huntington, WV; one sister, Mrs. Harper Preston, Georges Creek, KY and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1951

 

RICE, Mrs. John

Mrs. John Rice, 89, of Fullerton, KY, died at her home Sunday afternoon March 11. Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Edward Osborne of Blaine, KY, one of Lawrence county's prominent and pioneer families. She was a well know and beloved citizen and had been a lifelong member of the Christian Church. She was the mother of Mrs. N.C. Williams of Marion, OH, a grandmother of Mrs. Ernest Wellman of Louisa, and a sister of Mrs. C. F. Osborne of Louisa. She is survived by her husband, John Rice and the following children, Mrs. N. C. Williams, Marion, OH, Mrs. Jay Lyon, Mrs. Charlie Arms, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Alvin Davis, Fullerton, KY, Estill and Lonnie Boggs of Portsmouth, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Scott of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

ROBERTS, Marion W.

1885-1951

Funeral services for Marion W. Roberts, 65, were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Smokey Valley Church with Revs. Gallie Isaac and W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville, KY. Mr. Roberts was found dead in the Norfolk and Western depot at Portsmouth, OH on March 18. He was born in 1885 at Cranston, KY, a son of the late Leander and Clara Louise Little Roberts. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Stella May Carter Roberts, to whom he had been married 45 years; three daughters, Mrs. Ivory Howard, Germantown, OH, Mrs. Bill Vipperman, Mansfield, OH, Miss Ruby Roberts, at home, six sons, Ollie Roberts, Louisa, Clyde Roberts, Portsmouth, OH, M-Sgt. Elwood Roberts, Fort Benning, GA, Pvt. Arlie W. Roberts, Ft. Enster, VA, James H. Roberts, Ashtabula, OH, Henry E. Roberts, Portsmouth, 2 brothers, Edgar and Claude Roberts, of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1951

 

SPEARS, Danny Lee

1951-1951

Danny Lee Spears, three months old son of Floyd W. and Ethel Louise Boyd Spears, Louisa, died at 4 a.m. Monday at the home following a month's illness of pneumonia. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday in the Bear Cemetery with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Monday. Surviving are the parents, and the grandparents, Mrs. Edith Boyd, Louisa, Mrs. Mary Jordan, Charleston, WV and Henry Spears, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Samuel

Samuel Thompson, 89, of Cordell, KY died at 8:30 a.m. March 23 at his home after a 3 week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie W. Moore and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn. Burial was in the Cordell Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was born at Busseyville, KY, a son of the late Green and Haley Thompson. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since childhood. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Belle Laney Thompson, to whom he had been married 57 years; two daughters, Mrs. John J. O'Brien of Wilbur, KY, and Mrs. Henry Hall of Cordell; four sons, Lindsey and Monroe Thompson of Blaine, Arlie Thompson of Cordell and Green Thompson of Wilbur; and 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1951

 

WELLMAN, Van B.

1906-1951

Van B. Wellman, 45, a miner for the Woods Coal Co. of Ethel, WV, passed away March 11 at 1:15 a.m. after an illness of two years. He was born at Torchlight, KY, March 4, 1906, the son of Dave Wellman, deceased and Mrs. Emma York Wellman. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past two years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home March 13, to the home of Mrs. Hubert Manley, route 3, Louisa, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Floyd Tackett officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery at Walbridge, KY. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Van B. Wellman, Ethel, WV, his mother, Mrs. Emma Wellman of Williamson, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Manley, route 2, Louisa, Miss Peggy Wellman, Williamson, WV, six brothers, Thomas New, Fred, Frank, Charley, Earl and Jack Wellman, all of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1951

 

WHEELER, C. C.

1872-1951

Dr. C. C. Wheeler, 79, died February 21 at the home of his son, Ora W. Wheeler, in Detroit, MI. Dr. Wheeler was born in Johnson County, KY, 78 years ago. He was a son of the late Martin Van Buren and Sarah Justice Wheeler of Paintsville. He had lived for the past two years with his son in Detroit. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. C. W. Krebs officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery at Winfred, KY. Surviving are one son, Ora Wheeler of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Arbie Weaver and Mrs. W. W. Skaggs of Louisa; one step daughter, Mrs. Imo Slone of Winfred, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Louise May of Ashland and Mrs. A. S. Dempsey of Belpre, OH; five brothers, John and M. O. Wheeler, of Paintsville, Dr. W. H. Wheeler of Olive Hill and S. Laney Wheeler of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

 

WROTEN, Mary (Freese)

1850-1951

Mrs. Mary Freese Wroten, of Harlington, TX, former resident of Lousia, who last summer celebrated her 100th birthday, died Saturday morning in the Valley Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Wroten was an active member of the Episcopal Church for over 50 years. She had lived in Harlington since 1933. Born August 26, 1850, in Prestonsburg, KY, she moved at an early age to Louisa, where her father operated a flour mill and a fleet of steamboats on the Ohio River. She married Dr. George W. Wroten while living in Louisa, where Dr. Wroten practiced medicine until his death in 1917. Following her husband's death , she moved to San Antonio to live with a son, George. The deceased is survived by a son, George F. Wroten of Harlingotn, and three sisters, Mrs. Sally Magee and Mrs. J. C. Thomas of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Sharlott of New York, NY. Funeral services were conducted February 19, in the St. Alban's Episcopal church. burial was in the Restlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1951

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ADAMS, Jennie (Cummings)

Mrs. Jennie Cummings Adams, 81, Louisa, proprietor of the Brunswick Hotel, died in a Louisa hospital at 7 a.m. Friday, April 6 following an illness of two weeks. Her death followed by only two days the death of a sister, Mrs. Ernest Shannon, whose funeral was held Friday. Mrs. Shannon died on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Adams, a resident of Louisa for 45 years, was born at Peach Orchard, KY a daughter of the late William G. and Margaret Suzanne Isabelle McKay Cummings. She formerly resided in Ashland, KY and Portsmouth, OH and was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church at Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Venerable Francis M. Cooper, rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church of Ashland, officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth. Active pallbearers were A. C. McClure, Bob Ripley, Fredrick Shannon, Ernest McClure, Clyde Edwards and George D. Riggs. Surviving are a brother, Johns C. Cummings, Louisa; five nephews and three nieces. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

BOGGS, Pleas E.

1892-1951

Pleas E. Boggs, 58, of Hannah, KY, died at 9:10 a.m. March 29, in a Huntington hospital after an illness of three months. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boggs Cemetery on Caines Creek by the Rev. Jett Blevins and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. W. O. Johnson Post No. 89, American Legion, conducted rites prior to burial. Mr. Boggs was born May 1, 1892, at Hannah, a son of the late James M. and Hannah Gambill Boggs. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lutha Ward Boggs; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Hoop of Harrisburg, OH, and Mrs. Junior Ferguson of Skaggs, KY; two sons, Sergeant Martin E. Boggs, serving with the Army in Korea, and Maxwell Boggs of Hannah; three sisters, Mrs. Flurnoy Boggs of Houckville, KY, Mrs. Lonnie Steele of Hannah and Mrs. Ray Stambough of Basil, OH; three brothers, Jett Boggs of Houckville, Charles Boggs of Condit, OH and Okey Boggs of Ashland; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

BORDERS, Arnold Lee

1933-1951

Arnold Lee Borders, 18, passed away April 12 at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati, OH after an illness of five years. He was born February 27, 1933, the son of Jesse and Marie Chandler Borders of Georges Creek, KY, and was a lifelong resident of that place. Surviving, besides his parents, are four brothers, Thurman, Lancer, KY, Paul, Martin, KY, Douglas, Martin, KY and Earl Dean Borders, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Chandler, Lowmansville, KY. Funeral services were conducted by the Young Funeral Home, Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. from the Borders Chapel with Rev. John Bellomy officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1951

 

CHILDERS, Cecil Paul

1946-1951

Funeral services for Cecil Paul Childers, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ogel Childers, Jr. of Borderland, who died Thursday in a Williamson hospital, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora T. Thompson of the left fork of Little Blaine Creek, near Louisa. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

CHILDERS, W. T.

1872-1951

W. T. Childers, 79, passed away at his home at Gallup, KY, Monday April 9, at 6:30 p.m. He was born at Whitehouse, KY, and had lived practically all his life at Gallup. He was a son of the late Marion and Isabelle VanHoose Childers, and was married to Miss Lou Belcher Childers 48 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. from the Chapman Methodist Church with Rev. George Thompson and Rev. Arbie Meeks officiating. Interment was made in the Childers Cemetery. Mr. Childers had been a member of the Chapman Methodist Church for the past 30 years. Survivors include the widow and five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Shannon, Gallup, Mr. Ollie Shannon, Columbus, Mrs. Roy McGinnis, Wyandotte, MI, Mrs. Harry McClure, Fort Thomas, KY and Mrs. A. L. Hayes, Morehead, KY, four sons, G. F. Childers, Ashland, Don Childers, Covington, KY, Guy Childers, Reading, OH, William Childers, Columbus, and one sister, Miss Jeannie Childers of Huntington, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

DANIELS, Charles Wesley

1951-1951

Charles Wesley Daniels, the 5 day old son of T. S. and Malissa Sammons Daniels of Gallup, KY, died at a local hospital at 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Cemetery at Gallup, KY with the Rev. Meeks officiating. Survivors in addition to the parents include; four sisters, Faye, Lena Marie, Carol and Thornette and two brothers, Thomas and Larry all at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

DAVIS, Diana Lee

Diana Lee Davis, 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davis of Webb, WV, died at the residence at 10 a.m. Saturday following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Belo, WV, by the Rev. John Hall. Burial was in a cemetery there. Surviving in addition to the parents are one sister, Patricia Ann Davis at home, and one brother, Lewis Jackson Davis at home. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

DEARFIELD, Daniel

1873-1951

Daniel Dearfield, 77, died last Wednesday at 3 p.m. in a local hospital after a month's illness He was born on September 12, 1873 in Carter County, a son of the late Harvey and Lucinda Pennington Dearfield. He was a resident of Cadmus, KY and belonged to the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. from the Green Valley School with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Dearfield Cemetery at Cadmus, KY. His wife, Elizabeth Roberts Dearfield, died in 1931. Survivors include one son, Arland Dearfield of Cadmus, KY; one step daughter, Mrs. Fred Robinson of Huntington and one step son, Ben Roberts of Mt. Sterling, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

FERGUSON, Charlotte

1950-1951

Charlotte Ferguson, one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Ferguson of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, died April 22, at 10:30 p.m. after an illness of four days. Funeral services were held April 25 at 10:30 a.m. from the New Regular Baptist Church. Interment was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Red Bush, KY with the Rev. Lafe Skaggs officiating. Survivors include the parents, three sisters, one brother, all at home. The funeral was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

GAMBILL, Amanda (Miller)

1878-1951

Mrs. Amanda Gambill, 72, who resided with a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sparks, in Ashland, died in King's Daughters' Hospital at 11 p.m. April 6 following an illness of several months. A resident of Ashland for 41 years, Mrs. Gambill was born at Martha, KY, August 13, 1878, a daughter of John and Juliana Miller. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Blaine, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland, with the Rev. Donald Wells, officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter, a half-brother, Arthur Boggs, Louisa, and a grandson, Norman Thomas Sparks, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

HAYES, John T.

Funeral services for John T. Hayes, 64, of Jenkins, KY, who died in a Lexington, KY hospital, April 5, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Church with the Rev. Albert Dingus and William Moore officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at Adams, KY. Mr. Hayes was born and reared in Lawrence County and was the son of the late Andrew and Louise Moore Hayes of Adams, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nora Roberts Hayes, to whom he had been married 40 years; two daughters, Miss Opal Hayes, Jenkins, KY and Mrs. Christine Smith, Belmar, NJ; five sons, Kermit, Eldred, John, Daniel David and William all of Jenkins. Mr. Hayes was an uncle of Attorney Eldred E. Adams and Hubert Pack of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

HULETT, Etta (Bocook)

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Bocook Hulett, 80, who death occurred Saturday morning at her home in the Buchanan section of Boyd County, after an extended illness, were held in the Kavanaugh Chapel with the pastor, Rev. A. M. Childs officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Hulett was a native of Lawrence County, and had been a lifelong resident of the Buchanan section. Immediate survivors include her husband, Frank Hulett, four sons, Robert Bocook of Ashland, Walter, Bert, and Manley Hulett, all of Buchanan and two daughters, Mrs. Dee Powell and Mrs. Leo Kirk both of Buchanan. Big  Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

JENSEN, Minnie F. (Burchett)

Mrs. Minnie F. Burchett Jensen of Richmond, CA, wife of E. A. Jensen, passed away April 13, at her home, after an illness of several months. She is the second daughter of the late T. H. Burchett and Mrs. Maggie E. Burchett of Deep Hole section, Lawrence County. Mrs. Jensen was a graduate of Eastern State College at Richmond, KY and attended the University of Honolulu. She taught school in Kentucky, West Virginia, Nevada, California and Honolulu. Two of her brothers, S-Sgt. Robert Burchett of Pasadena, CA and George V. Burchett of Los Angeles, were at her bed side at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted at Los Angeles, Monday, April 16, and interment was in the Inglewood  Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, E. a. Jensen, California, he mother, Mrs.  Maggie Burchett, Deep Hole, five brothers, S-Sgt. Robert W. and George V. of California, and Fulton and Arthur of Huntington, WV, Oliver T. of Deep Hole, three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hall, Lexington, KY, Mrs. Maude Johnston , Clarksburg, WV and Mrs. C. H. Preece of Deep Hole, Lawrence County, and several nieces and nephews. Her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Cooper of Wenatchee, WA and brother, Fulton Burchett, of Huntington, flew to Los Angeles to attend the funeral services. Mrs. Jensen is a niece of Mrs. Berta Graham and C. W. Cooper of Cherokee, KY this county. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

JOHNSON, Mason

1861-1951

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Mason Johnson, Tuesday, April 17, at 10:30 at Brammer Gap, with Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Jack Perry, officiating. Mr. Johnson, 89, passed away April 14, at 5 p.m. at Kilbourne, OH, after an illness of three weeks. He was born May 12, 1861, in Elliott County, the son of the late John and Isabelle Pennington Johnson and had been a resident of Kilbourne for the past 11 years. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Mrs. Melia Caldwell, Webbville, KY at 2 p.m. April 16, prior to burial in Hays Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, a retired farmer, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Melia Caldwell, Columbus, OH, Mrs. W. H. Webb, Hillsboro, OH, two sons, John Johnson and Talmage Johnson of Kilbourne, OH and 24 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1951

 

JORDAN, B. Z. (Baszeal)

1868-1951

B. Z. (Baszeal) Jordan, 83, of Louisa, died at 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday at his home after an illness of a year and a half. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Perry prior to burial in the McKinster Cemetery at Mattie, KY. Mr. Jordan was born February 27, 1868, at Ellen, KY, a son of the late Hiram and Fannie Hayes Jordan. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Tabitha McKinster Jordan to whom he had been married 61 years; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Moreyra of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Raymond King of Paintsville and a brother, Harm Jordan of Beaver, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

JORDAN, Elnora (Bush)

1877-1951

Mrs. Elnora Jordan, 73, died April 10, at her home in Jeriel, KY following an illness of three years. Mrs. Jordan, a lifetime resident of Jeriel, was born there July 20, 1877, a daughter of Fatette and Delila Kibbey Bush. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted April 11, at 10 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nora Lee Rogers, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lola Johnson and Mrs. Tav Johnson, Jeriel; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Thornsbury, Olive HIll, and Mrs. Lona Branham, Hunnewell, KY; three brothers, Tom Bush, Webbville, KY, Bert Bush, Forest, VA and Clarence Bush, Johnstown, OH. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1951

 

LYON, Sanford

1865-1951

Sanford Lyon, 85, prominent Louisa resident, died last Wednesday at 11:50 a.m. at a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church in Louisa with the Rev. Prater Blair of Huntington and the Rev. J. E. Bailey of Red Bush officiating. Burial was in the Lyon cemetery, at Keaton, KY. Pallbearers were Elmer Lyons, Phillip Lyons, Manuel Lyons, Jimmie Paul Lyons, Charley Lyons and Ray Bailey.  Mr.. Lyons was born at Keaton, KY., June 11, 1865, a son of the late William and Linna Skaggs Lyon.  A retired farmer and oil man, he moved to Louisa 27 years ago and had been a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church for 26 years. His first wife, Mary Skaggs Lyon, died in 1907.   Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margaret Ferguson Lyon, two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Wells, Louisa, and Mrs. Sylvester Ball, Jr., Lexington, and six sons, Forest L. of  Blaine, Proctor H.,  Buell S., and Jesse D., of Louisa, Roscoe C. Lyon of Paintsville,  and Robert D., Orlando, FL, 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

MCGUIRE Lafayette

1865-1951

Lafayette (Lafe) McGuire, 85, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Burton, Sr., at 118 East Lock Ave., April 17 at 6 p.m. after an illness of 7 months. He was born in Lafayette, IN, July 4, 1865, the son of the late Frank and Nannie Harris McGuire. Mr. McGuire, a retired farmer, formerly resided at Flatwoods, KY, prior to moving to Louisa five years ago. His wife, Ida Lauderback, passed away in 1946. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral services which will be conducted Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m.. from the Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie W. Moore and Rev. W. S. Boggs, officiating. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. John B. Burton, Sr. of Louisa and six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1951

 

PACK, Lewis

Lewis Pack, 80, a resident of route 1, Catlettsburg, died at 7 p.m. Monday night at the home of a son, Major Pack, with whom he had lived in recent years. Boyd County Coroner J. Fred Miller said death was apparently the result of a heart attack. Mr. Pack was a native of Lawrence County and had formerly resided in Catlettsburg for about 15 years. He is survived by the son with whom he lived and another son, John Pack of Cincinnati, OH and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

 

SHANNON, Margaret (Cummings)

1872-1951

Mrs. Margaret Cummings Shannon, 79, died at 6:30 a.m. yesterday in the Brunswick Hotel after a week's illness. Mrs. Shannon was the wife of Ernest E. Shannon, president of the First National Bank of Louisa. She was born at Peach Orchard, KY on March 4, 1872, a daughter of the late William G. and Margaret Isabelle McKay Cummings. Her parents were born in Scotland. She was married to Ernest Shannon on September 4, 1905. She was a graduate of the Ashland Academy and resided in Ashland for 15 years. She had been a resident of Louisa for the past 60 years and had been a member of the WCTU for 50 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. E. P. Swann and Charles S. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until 12 noon Friday. Survivors in addition to the husband include; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Ripley; one sister, Mrs. J. E. Adams, and one brother, John C. Cummings, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

SKAGGS, Rufus

1894-1951

Rufus Skaggs, 57, passed away April 21, after an illness of six weeks, at Skaggs, KY. He was born March 4, 1894, at Skaggs, KY, the son of Lewis and Ida Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs, a farmer, had been a member of the Baptist Church for one year. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m. from the Church of God, Martha, KY with Revs. John Pelfrey and Emerson Collier officiating. Interment was made in Skaggs Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, of Skaggs, two daughters, Mrs. Robert White, Canton, OH and Miss Freda Skaggs at home, two sons, Elza Skaggs, Vandalia, OH, Harold, U. S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. George McBrayer, Plain City, OH and 3 grandchildren. the funeral was under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Infant daughter

1951-1951

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thompson of Louisa, route 2, died March 30, 1951 at 10 p.m. at the Riverview Hospital. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home Saturday, March 31 at 4 p.m. Graveside services were conducted at the Thompson Cemetery on route 2, April 1 at 11 a.m. Surviving are the parents, Jay and Myrtle Maynard Thompson of route 2, Louisa, one sister, Pearl Ellen Thompson, at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Maynard of route 2, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Thompson route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Rebecca (Pauley)

1870-1951

Mrs. Rebecca Pauley Thompson, 80, of route 2, Fort Gay, died at ..... Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of more than 2 months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence by the Rev. Grant Raines and the Rev. Carmie Webb. Burial was in the family cemetery near Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson was born on October 7, 1870, a daughter the late John and Susan Scaggs Pauley. She was married to John Harvey Thompson, who survived, 60 years ago. She had been a member of the Methodist Church 40 years. Surviving in addition to the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Maynard of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Earl Caudill of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Ed Gibbs of Charleston, four sons, Boyd Thompson of route 1, Wayne, WV, Charles Thompson of Sidney, WV, Walter Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay, and Kelley Thompson of Waverly, OH; three brothers, John, Pauley of Waverly, OH, Wayne Pauley of Kenova and Granville Pauley of South Point, OH, and 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

WALLACE, Goldie Mae (Wiley)

1908-1951

Mrs. Goldie Mae Wallace, 42, and new born son, passed away, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. at a local hospital in Louisa. She had been a resident of Lowmansville for the past 8 years. Prior to that she lived at Charley, KY. Mrs. Wallace had been married to Len Wallace for 20 years. She was the daughter of Thomas Wiley and the late Hester Charley Wiley. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Church, Ulysses, KY under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Surviving besides the husband are six daughters, Mrs. Lacie Castle, Michigan, Mrs. Willie Sizemore, Gallup, Nancy Lee, Anna Mae, Eula Pearl and Mary, all at home; two sons, Frankie Joe and Thomas at home; her father, Tom Wiley, Ulysses, one sister, Mrs. Braid Walker, Lake Erie, OH, two brothers, Roscoe and Edgar Wiley of Lake Erie, OH. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1951

 

WORKMAN, Jake

Jake Workman, 76, of the Point section of Louisa, died Monday at his home after an illness of 7 months. He was a retired government lockmaster at Lock 3 on the Big Sandy River and Lock 1 on the Tug River. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Christian Baptist Church at Saltpetre by the Rev. Mr. Ross, pastor, and Dr. B. R. Lakin. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery in the Point Section of Louisa. Mr. Workman was born January 20, 1875, in Lawrence County, KY, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Adkins Workman. He was a lifelong member of the Christian Baptist Church of Louisa. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emily Bartram Workman, one daughter, Mrs. Don Ward of Huntington, 7 sons, Bromley Workman of Huntington, Larry Workman of Wayne, Jeff Workman of North Kenova, OH, Charles Workman of Belleville, WV, Lewis Workman of route 2, Louisa, Rush Workman of Fall River, Mass., and Taylor Workman of Charleston; one brother, Rush Workman of Harts, WV, a sister, Mrs. Laura Wells of Ona, WV; and 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Two sons, Lonnie and Cecil Workman preceded him in death. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1951

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ADAMS, Easter (Chaffin)

Easter Chaffin Adams, 64, formerly of this county, passed away at the home of her son, Delbert Adams, of Circleville, OH. She had been ill for six months. Mrs. Adams was born near Webbville, KY, the daughter of John and Nancy Hicks Chaffin. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the home, with Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Cadmus, KY and Rev. Jarrels of Circleville, OH, officiating. Interment was in the Yellow Bud Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Flem Large, Circleville, OH, seven sons, Eliza Hildra, Delbert, Clyde, Adam and Woodrow, of Circleville, OH, Clarence Woods of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Rose of Louisa, and Mrs. J. L. Adams, Chatteroy, WV, four brothers, Willie Chaffin, Rush, KY, Harry Chaffin, Ashland, Lindsey Chaffin, Buchanan, KY, Dave Chaffin, Kingston, OH, 35 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1951

 

ALLISON, William, Jr.

William Allison, Jr., 59, Louisa meatcutter, died at 6 a.m. Monday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Elliott Jones, Louisa, following an illness of two years. Mr. Allison, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church, was born in Louisa. His wife, Mrs. Stella Hunt Allison, died in 1937. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are the aunt and an uncle, Ham Allison, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17,1951

 

BRITTON, Charles T.

1898-1951

Impressive funeral rites for Charles T. Britton, 53, who died in a Durham, NC Hospital Friday night were conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Carl Hall officiating. A large crowd of friends, relatives and associates heard the Rev. Hager administer last rites. The church was adorned with flowers and a special choir composed of Dr. Forest Shely, Mrs. Byron Young, Mrs. R. T. Burns, Mrs. Delores Copley, Mrs. Ray Becknell, K. C. Walker and the Rev. Grant rendered several selections. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Carmie Wilson, Lee Hinkle, Herb Skaggs, Arnold Emmons, Jimmy Johnson and Roger Caudill. Mr. Britton, former mayor of Louisa and a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank, was born in Clay County, KY, on January 31, 1898. He established residence in Louisa in 1922 and organized the Eastern Lumber and Supply Company in 1927 he gained controlling interest in the Louisa Coca Cola Bottling Company. A past president of the Louisa Businessmen's Association, Mr. Britton was a member of the Kentucky Municipal League and served two terms as mayor of Louisa, 1942-1950. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Genoa Wilson Britton; two sons, Charles T. Britton, Jr., and Harold Gene Britton, both of Louisa; two brothers, Thomas Britton, Oneida, KY and Henry Britton, Clay County, KY; two grandchildren and several half brothers. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Members of the Louisa Businessmen's Association closed in observation of the funeral. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

CAPELLE, Blanche (Ferrell)

1923-1951

Blanche Ferrell Capelle, 27, passed away April 28, at the Medical Division Hospital, Oak Ridge, TN. She was born June 30, 1923, the daughter of John and Myrtle Ferrell of near Louisa, and was married to Smith Capelle, June 18, 1950. In addition to her husband, and parents, Mrs. Capelle is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Huffman, Wilmington, OH, Mrs. Arthur Phillips of Greenfield, OH, Mrs. Ray Webster, Hillsboro, OH, and one brother, Mr. Willis Earl Ferrell, Hillsboro, OH, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1951

 

 

COLLIER, Emma Rhoda (Fyffe)

Mrs. Emma Rhoda Collier, 35, wife of John Nelson Collier, Martha, KY, died at the home Monday, following an illness of five years. Mrs. Collier, a member of the Baptist Church, was born at Terryville, KY, a daughter of Mark and Florence Gullett Fyffe. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth Church, Martha, with the Rev. Willis Sparks and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Barker Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Florence Marie Collier, at home; one sons, Aubrey Collier, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ronald Curtis, Elna, KY, Mrs. Erie Lemaster, Manila, KY, Mrs. Ella McCarty, Ashland, and Mrs. Cora Cochran, Shelby, OH and three brothers, Ollie Fyffe, Red Bush, KY, Wylie Fyffe, Volga, KY and Charles Fyffe, Shelby, OH. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

COX, Cynthia Malissa (Ball)

1916-1951

Mrs. Cynthia Malissa Cox, 35, of Louisa died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. E. P. Swann and the Rev. Mr. Rucker. Burial was in the family cemetery at Louisa route 1. Mrs. Cox was born at Adams, KY, October 31, 1916, a daughter of the Rev. Sylvester Ball and Mrs. Sue Carter Ball, who survived and lived at Louisa. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. She graduated from Louisa High School in 1935. She was married 15 years ago to Manley Cox, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Alice Sue, Janet Murriel and Margaret Ann Cox, at home; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Bostic of Benham, KY; five brothers, William H. Ball of Barbourville, KY, Lucian G. Ball of Columbus, OH, Gerald M. Ball of Chillicothe, OH, Herbert C. Ball of Dayton, OH and Sylvester Ball, Jr., of Lexington, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1951

 

CURTRIGHT, Mrs. H. K.

1871-1951

Mrs. H. K. Curtright, 79, of North Pleasureville, KY, passed away May 29, at 6 a.m. of a heart attack. Mrs. Curtright was born at North Pleasureville, KY, July 3, 1871, the daughter of the late Nannie Threlkeld and R. T. Herndon, Sr. She will remain at her daughter's funeral home, the Thomas Funeral Home in North Pleasureville, until funeral services, which will be held Friday, June 1 at 2:30 central standard time, from the North Pleasureville Christian Church where she had been a member for the past 51 years. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Thomas, North Pleasureville; one son, Henry H. Curtright, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Johnson, Pleasureville, KY, Mrs. Roy Barkley, Georgetown, KY, one brother, R. T. Herndon, Georgetown, four grandchildren and one great grandson. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

DIAMOND, Hubert

1951-1951

Hubert Diamond, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Diamond of route 3, Louisa, died at 11 p.m. on April 27 at a local hospital. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Diamond Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Survivors in addition to the parents include grandparents, G. F. Diamond, Louisa and Mrs. Dixie Burchett, Fallsburg, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

EKERS, Mamie Adeline (Skeens)

1900-1951

Mrs. Mamie Adeline Skeens Ekers, 50, route 1, Catlettsburg, passed away in a Ashland hospital where she had been a patient for seven weeks. She was born on November 22, 1900, at Louisa route 4, the daughter of Samuel J. Skeens and the lat Alma Crank Skeens. She had been married to D. J. Ekers for the past 30 years. Mrs. Ekers had been a member of the Baptist Church at Leach, KY  for the past 18 years. She was president of the Big Sandy Homemakers Club in Catlettsburg and was a graduate of the Kentucky Normal College, Louisa. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 27, at 2:30 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, with Rev. Herb French of Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment was made in the Skeens Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, D. J. Ekers, two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Holt, Keithville, LA and Janet Ekers at home, two sons, Billy Ekers, Lake Providence, LA, Albert B. Ekers at home, the father, Samuel Skeens of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Jake Evans, Ashland, Mrs. Marcus Lorrin, Tulsa, OK; one brother, Morris Skeens, Fort Gay, WV. The funeral was under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

ESTEP, Francis Victoria (Workman)

1871-1951

Mrs. Frances Victoria Estep, 79, mother of Haskell R. Estep, Boyd County jailer, died in Ashland, May 15. Mrs. Estep was born September 3, 1871, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of Chilton and Hilda Cain Workman, and had lived in Ashland for 25 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Joseph S. Faulconer, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the son are four daughters, Mrs. T. P. Ross and Mrs. J. P. Richardson, Catlettsburg, Mrs. W. A. Greene, Ashland, and Mrs. Paul Turman, Huntington, WV and a brother, William Workman, Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

HOLLEY, Doris Darlene

1950-1951

Doris Darlene Holley, 8 months old daughter of Elwood and Carman Thompson Holley, of Louisa route 1, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday after an illness of one week, in a Huntington hospital. She was born on September 26, 1950. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 23, at the home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial followed in Holley Cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents include; three brothers, Robert of Columbus, OH, Jimmie and Everett, at home, three sisters, Ruth, Mary Alice, and Juanita all at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Holley of Yatesville, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

JOBE, John Lewis

1858-1951

John Lewis Jobe, 92, of Louisa, died May 10 in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four and one half months. Funeral serives were conducted at 1:30 p.m. May 12 at Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the John L. Jobe Cemetery at Den.... Mr. Jobe was born December 12, 1858, a son of the late Elisha and Jane Sargent Jobe. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa. His wife, Mrs. Cordillia Chaffin Jobe, died in 1900. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. O. H. Berry of Baltimore, Mrs. Noll Savage of Dayton, Mrs. J. H. Jordan and Mrs. Oscar Diamond of Fallsburg, KY, three sons, G. D. Jobe of Louisa, with whom he made his home, tom and Lonzo Jobe of Hemphill, WV; two sisters, Mrs. John Hayes of Webbville, KY and Mrs. Jerry Large of Wurtland, KY; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The funeral was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1951

 

KELLY, David Lawrence

David Lawrence Kelly, 73, retired miner, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at his home in Ashland following an illness of four months. Mr. Kelly, was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Martha Veir Kelly. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. Kie Profit officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Serilda Kelly, three daughters, Mrs. Birda Comuza, Webster Springs, WV, Mrs. Kate Adkins, Lang, WV and Mrs. Anna Smith, Covington, KY and two sisters, Mrs. Lou Kitchen, Huntington and Mrs. Emma White, Hernshaw, WV. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

LESTER, C. L.

1875-1951

An illness of several months proved fatal to C. L. Lester, 76, well-known county resident, who died at his home in Southside at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, April 19. A native of Lawrence County, he was born at Blaine, April 5, 1875, the son of the late Lindsey and Nancy Osborn Lester.  A successful farmer of Denver for many years, he was an esteemed and respected member of that community.  He was a member of The New Regular Baptist Church since 1901 and also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was married May 13, 1897 to Della Hamilton, who survives him. Funeral services were conducted from the Free Will Baptist Church, Third Street, in Paintsville, Saturday at 2:00 p.m., April 21.  The officiating ministers were Rev. Millard VanHoose, Rev., Claude Preston, and Rev. C. C. Hall.  Hymns were by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Hager Hill cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

LYCAN, Amanda (Robinson)

1860-1951

Mrs. Amanda Robinson Lycan, 90, died May 9 at the home of her son, Willard Lycan of Fort Gay, WV after an illness of one week. she had resided with her son, Willard, for the past 12 years. She was the widow of A. W. Lycan, who died in 1922. She was born in Fort Gay on September 16, 1860, a daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Ann Frasher Robinson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Lycan Cemetery. Among the survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Armelia Wilson of Ashland, Mrs. E. F. Loar of Kenova, WV, Mrs. W. R. Gross of Welch, WV, five sons, Willard, Zenas, Wayne, and Corlis Lycan, all of Fort Gay, and Spurgeon Lycan of Huntington, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Charter Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Isadore Spears of Fort Gay; 36 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1951

 

MCHENRY, Liddia Ellen (Shannon)

1868-1951

Mrs. Liddia Ellen Shannon McHenry, 82, Louisa, died at 8 a.m. in a Louisa hospital May 12, after an illness of one day. A resident of Louisa practically her entire life, Mrs. McHenry was born July 19, 1868, at Gallup, KY, a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Alley Shannon. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church, Monday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, with Rev. E. P. Swann officiating. Interment was made in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Nina Howland, Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1951

 

MORRIS, Dr. H. T.

Funeral services for Dr. H. T. Morris, 83, were conducted last Saturday in Greenup, KY at the Greenup Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. Arthur Depew officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Dr. Morris was born and reared in the Blaine section. He was the brother of Mrs. Monroe Adams and the uncle of Mrs. Claude Fyffe. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

PANCAKE, Nina and Ina

195-19151

Nina and Ina Pancake, of Fort Gay, WV, twin daughters of John L. and Dorothy Carol Thompson, passed away in a Louisa hospital on Saturday, May 26 at 5:20 a.m. Funeral services under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home were held Sunday morning at 10 a.m. from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Thompson, of Fort Gay with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Thompson Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, two sisters, Barbara Lynn and Teresa Kyle, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. John Pancake of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

QUEEN, George T.

1889-1951

George T. Queen, 62, retired merchant, died May 11 at his home, 317 Winchester Avenue, following an illness of one year. Mr. Queen a resident of Ashland for 33 years, was born in Lawrence County, KY, February 22, 1889, a son of Lafe and Minerva A. Handley Queen. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Adeline Miller Queen, a daughter, Mrs. Edith Queen Wimmer, Ashland, three sons, Charles Queen, Cleveland, OH, George M. and Douglas...., Mrs. Oliver Stewart, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Dow Brooks and Mrs. Belva Hazelette, Oak Hill, WV and Mrs. Howard Barney, Ashland, three brothers, Carl Queen, Chicago, Charles Queen, Rush and Roscoe Queen, Catlettsburg and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1951

 

ROSE, Mont

Mont Rose, 77, route 1, Louisa, retired farmer and former Lawrence County tax commissioner, died suddenly of a heart attack while walking on the highway south of Louisa at 9 a.m. May 12. Mr. Rose, also a former timber dealer, was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Sam and Margaret Carter Rose. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery on route 1. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Bibb, Huntington, WV, a son, Basil Rose, Ellenville, NY, two sisters, Mrs. Silas Jobe, Catlettsburg, KY and Mrs. Curt Thompson, Fan Rock, WV, a brother, Jay Rose, Cannel Grove, KS; and one granddaughter. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1951

 

SERGENT, Charles Franklin

Charles Franklin Sergent, a 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sergent, Webbville, KY, died in Stovall Hospital in Grayson, KY, May 16 of an injury sustained Sunday when he was struck on the head by a foul ball while umpiring a baseball game. Funeral services were conducted May18 at the Webbville Church with the Rev. Everett Slone, of Ashland, officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Cline and Carl Sergent, of Ashland, and Clifton Sergent, at home, six sisters, Mrs. Charles Crisp, Hamilton, OH, Mrs. Ray Bush, Jerial, KY, Mrs. Gene McDavid and Mrs. Walter Hughes, Webbville; Mrs. Delmer Segraves, Hammond, IN and Miss Leona Sergent at home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

SHIVEL, George Washington

1858-1951

G. W. Shivel, 95, a retired farmer, formerly of Gallup, KY, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Roberts, Huntington, WV on May 13, at 6:30 a.m. Mr. Shivel was born September 5, 1855, at Port Royal, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Sarilda Owens Shivel. He lived for 47 years at Gallup. His wife, the former Miss Minnie Ellis, died in 1947. He had been a member of the Chapman Methodist Church for 47 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. May 15, at the Curtright Funeral Home with Rev. S. B. Ball, Rev. Arthur Shivel and Rev. Daniel Eynon, officiating. Interment was made in the McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W. H. Parson, Mt. Sterling, KY, Mrs. J. H. McClure, Mrs. W. T. Roberts, Mrs. Leslie Smith, all of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. S. J. Hardin, Gallup, KY, two sons, G. B. Shivel, Belleview, KY and L. H. Shivel, Prestonsburg, KY, 40 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17,1951

 

SHORT, Clem

1871-1951

Clem Short, 79, of route 3, Louisa, died at the home Sunday at 6:30 a.m. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Short, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of the Louisa section. He was born November 15, 1871, a son of James and Patricia Loutisha Harmon Short. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Hayes and Mrs. Loutisha Marcum of Louisa, Mrs. Martha Ball of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Emma Rice, route 3, Louisa and one brother, Jack Short, route 4, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

SMART, James Frederick

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Childers of Louisa route 2 received news May 15 of the accidental death of their 4 year old grandson, James Frederick Smart. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Smart of New Buffalo, MI. Mrs. Smart is the former Miss Nannie Childers of Louisa route 2. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

SPILLMAN, Ralph Junior

Ralph Junior Spillman, 9 months old, son of Lonnie and Dorothy Moore Spillman of Fallsburg, KY died April 26 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harmon Cemetery at Fallsburg by the Rev. Felix Skaggs. In addition to the parents, survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spillman of Fallsburg and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland B. Moore of Fallsburg. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

STANSBURY, Victoria (Wellman)

1872-1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Wellman Stansbury, 78, who died last Saturday, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Willie Moore and J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Walbridge, KY. Born December 27, 1872, near Walbridge, KY, she was the daughter of the late Lot Wellman and Eunice Powers Wellman. Her husband died in November of 1940. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Bellomy of Georges Creek, KY, Mrs. Joel Justice of Portsmouth, VA and Mrs. Taylor Cecil of route 2, Point Section of Louisa; four sons, M. L. Stansbury, Meeker Stansbury, Ed Stansbury of route 2, Point Section of Louisa and Milt Stansbury of Louisa; a brother, John R. Wellman of Midkiff, WV; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1951

 

STILTNER, Phoebe (Crabtree)

1889-1951

Mrs. Pheobe Crabtree Stiltner, 61, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at the home of a niece, Mrs. L.H. Adams, Charley, KY, following an illness of three months. Mrs. Stiltner, a resident of Charley for two years, formerly lived at Grundy, VA. She was born November 19,1889, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Smith and Martha Whitt Crabtree. Her husband, N. C. Stiltner, died in March of this year. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Ray Stiltner, Louisa, two brothers, Smith Crabtree, Charleston, WV and Sam Crabtree, Marion, IL and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

STOKOE, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Stokoe, 79, of Pana, IL, died at his home Friday. A retired miner, he had lived at Pana 29 years. He married Margie Curnutte of Fallsburg, 37 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg by the Rev. David Hewlett. Burial was in Curnutte Cemetery. Thomas L. at home and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Gould of New Lexington, OH. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

STURGILL, Eliza (Whitt)

Mrs. Eliza Whitt Sturgill, 56, of Martha, died April 25, at her home after a long illness. She was the wife of Nelson T. Sturgill, prominent lumber dealer. Mrs. Sturgill, a native of Blaine, KY was a daughter of the Jeff and Amanda Griffith Whitt of Martha. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 27 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Martha Church of God with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery there. In addition to the parents and husband, survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Watson Griffith and Mrs. Came Fyffe of Martha and Miss Ada Jo Sturgill at home; a son, Howard Sturgill of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Williams of Blevins, KY and Mrs. Elizabeth Boggs of Martha and a brother Arville Whitt of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1951

 

TAYLOR, James

James Taylor, 86, route 4, Louisa, retired farmer, and livestock dealer, died in a Louisa hospital at 8:30 last Monday following an illness of one year. A lifetime resident of Lawrence County, Mr. Taylor was born April 5, 1865, a son of William and Ellen Poteet Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Sherman Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sophia Savage Taylor; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Wright, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Maude Johnson, Cincinnati, three sons, Dewey Taylor, Chillicothe, OH, Sherman Taylor, Huntington, WV, and Grant Taylor, route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Ed Taylor, Coalton, KY and William Taylor, Detroit, MI; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Malva (Brown)

Mrs. Malva Thompson, 68, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday at the home of a son, Burns Thompson, 4856 Boyd Street, following an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Thompson had resided in Ashland for six months, moving from Louisa. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Joseph and Jeanette Duncan Brown, and was a member of the Methodist Church in Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Twenty-first Street Tabernacle with the Rev. E. A. Curry, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Albert H. Thompson, two daughters, Mrs. Jason Shields, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Glen Robinson, Bluffton, IN, three other sons, Willie Thompson, Westwood, KY, Russell Thompson, Bluffton, and Phillip Thompson, Ashland, two brothers, John Brown, Ashland, and Russell Brown, Manatte, FL, 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

WEST, Stella (Patrick)

1881-1951

Mrs. Stella Patrick West, 69, died at her home in Rush, KY, at 4:30 a.m. May 18. She was born July 16, 1881, at Burning Fork, KY, the daughter of the late Huston and Rebecca Patton Patrick, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She had resided at Rush for five years. Survivors include the husband, E. Spencer West; three daughters, Mrs. Isaac Hay of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Newt Trimble of Blaine, KY, and Mrs. Gilbert Bluebaum of Buchanan, KY, seven sons, Parker West of Oil Springs, KY, Barton, Noah and North West of Blaine, Eddie West of Piketon, OH and Claude and Lee West of Houston, TX, three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Power of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Eddie Willis, Wenatchee, WA and Mrs. Josephine Adams of McGuffy, OH; three brothers, Frank and Bill Patrick of Royalton, KY, and Charlie Patrick of Burning Fork, KY and 46 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mrs. Trimble. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Blaine. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1951

 

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ALLEN, Sallie Margaret

1911-1951

Miss Sallie Margaret Allen, 40, died June 20 at her home following an illness of two days. Miss Allen, a resident of Ashland for six years, formerly resided at Rush, KY. She was born January 24, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of George B. and Susie Smith Allen, of Ashland. Surviving are the parents, Five sisters, Mrs. James Savage, route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Julius McGrahan, Rush, Mrs. Thurman Stanley, Ashland, Mrs. Milford Adkins, Prenter, WV and Mrs. Richmond Tussey of route 2, Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

BERRY, Elmo

1913-1951

Elmo Berry, 38 of Ashland, KY, an operator at the Solvay, process plant South Point, OH, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1 p.m. Saturday at the plant. Mr. Berry, who had resided in Ashland for the past eight years, was born on January 3, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sam and Mary Jordan Berry. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. R. S. Deerfield officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Kinner Berry, one daughter, Joyce Lynn Berry at home and one brother, Roscoe Berry of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1951

 

BREWER, Earl

Earl Brewer, 68, former Ashland resident, died June 19 at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Opal Cunningham of La Mesa, CA following an illness of several years. Formerly employed at the Ashland Foundry and Machine Shop, he moved to California after his retirement, four years ago. He was born in Ashland, a son of the late Lewis and Anna Alice Kazad Brewer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sofie Wells Brewer of Ashland; one son, Earl Burt Brewer of Georges Creek, Lawrence County, three daughters, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Beulah Lillie and Mrs. Alice Chon of La Mesa, CA; two brothers, Edward of Rainsboro, OH and Carl of Catlettsburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Tom Powell of Flatwoods and Mrs. Leona Baumgardner of Guyandotte, WV. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

BROMLEY, Anthony Wayne

1869-1951

Dr. Anthony Wayne Bromley, 81, of Louisa for 55 years a practicing physician in Louisa, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Dr. Bromley was born November 27, 1869, at Fort Gay, Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Rebecca Plymale Bromley. He graduated from the Electic Medical School at Cincinnati in 1896. With his father in law, the late Dr. L. H. York, he operated the Riverview Hospital for more than 40 years. Friends recalled that Dr. Bromley was famous throughout the area in which he lived for an ointment which he prepared in his own pharmacy. He prepared most of his prescriptions in the office pharmacy. Dr. Bromley was vice president of the First National Bank of Louisa, a member of the Kentucky State Medical Association and of Apperson Lodge 195, AF & AM and a member of the Louisa Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Mary York Bromley, died in 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Melvin H. Horn of Ashland, a son Leon Y. Bromley of Louisa and a grandson, Wayne Leon Bromley of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

CORDLE, Carolyn (Baker)

1868-1951

Mrs. Carolyn Baker Cordle, 82, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her home in Columbus, OH, after an illness of six months. Funeral services  were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cordell Baptist Church at Cordell, this county, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Baker Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Cordle was born July 15, 1868, in Cordell, a daughter of the late Jack and Susanna Edwards Baker. She was the widow of Thomas M. Cordle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Survivors include three sons, A. J. Cordle of Newark, OH, A. H. Cordle of London, OH, Emmanuel Cordle of Florida; four daughters, Mrs. Susan Prince, Mrs.
Samantha Thompson, and Mrs. Molly Thompson, all of Columbus, and Mrs. John Wheeler of South Vernon, OH, 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1951

 

CUNNINGHAM, Arnold

1914-1951

Arnold Cunningham, 37, of Ashland died June 15 in an Ashland Hospital after a short illness. A former resident of Louisa, Mr. Cunningham was born on February 18, 1914, a son of Webb and Lena Lawson Cunningham of Louisa route 4. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 18, at the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg, KY with the Revs. Welch and Hogan officiating. Burial followed in the McDaniel Cemetery on Louisa route 4. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Fallsburg Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors in addition to his parents include his widow, Eunice Bromfield Cunningham; four sisters, Mrs. David Roush, Mrs. Leonard Hoosier, Mrs. Covie Adams, Miss Eva Cunningham , of Columbus, three brothers, Vernon, August and Don Cunningham all of Columbus, Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

HARRIS, Esta (Seagraves)

1916-1951

Mrs. Esta Seagraves Harris, 34, of Ashland, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Oscar Childers of Louisa, following an illness of 8 months. Mrs. Harris, who had been a the sister's residence for a month, was born June 29, 1916, a daughter of James Anderson and Catherine Weaver Seagraves. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Twenty-first Street Tabernacle with the Rev. E. A. Curry, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. the body was removed from the Young funeral Home to the residence in Ashland Monday evening. Surviving are the husband, James C. Harris, one son, James Henry, at home, two brothers, Virgil and Joseph Camden Seagraves, Ashland and three other sisters, Mrs. Ethel LeFaive of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles R. Frazier and Mrs. Roy Barndollar, of Ashland, Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

KELLEY, Mary (Rigsby)

1891-1951

Mrs. Mary Kelley, 60, wife of Alonzo Kelley of Denton, KY, died suddenly of a heart attack June 19 while working her garden. She was born on January 16, 1891, in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late J. M. and Cordelia Skaggs Rigsby. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 43 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. June 21 at the residence with the Rev. Cisco officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Bells Trace. Surviving in addition to the husband are four daughters, Mrs. George Wright of Glenwood, Mrs. Proctor Wellman of Louisa, Mrs. W. H. Carter of South Point, OH and Miss Jenaroy Kelley at home; and four sons, Alva Glen of Mansfield, OH, and Earl, Ray and Arville of Denton. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

KITCHEN, Elie

1880-1951

Funeral services for Elie Kitchen, 71, retired public works employee, who died June 21 at his home in Cherokee, KY were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of a sister, Mrs. Bessie Kozee, Cherokee. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery. Mr. Kitchen was born April 17, 1880, a son of the late Enoch and Margaret Hensley Kitchen. Surviving are two sons, Orville and Arthur Kitchen, Portsmouth, OH, three brothers, Cecil Kitchen, Marysville, OH, Ed Kitchen, Portsmouth and George Kitchen, West Jefferson, OH, and three other sisters, Mrs. Mollie Elliott of Marysville, Mrs. Nellie May and Mrs. Myrtle May, Cherokee. Funeral services were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

MAY, William R.

William R. May, 91, of Louisa route 4, died at 5:45 a.m. June 1, at the home of a son, W. B. May of Louisa. Mr. May, a son of the late Thomas P. and Marjorie Leslie May, was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Winchester Methodist Church and Masonic Ldoge No. 20 F & AM at Winchester, KY. Survivors include two daughters, Miss M. Verna May of Phelps,  KY and Mrs. J. E. Polley of Pikeville, KY; one son, W. B. May of Louisa; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was the grandfather of Mrs. William J. Moore of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. O. P. Smith prior to burial in the Winchester Cemetery at Winchester, KY. Graveside rites were conducted by the Masonic Order. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1951

 

MEEKS, Arb Dean

1945-1951

A six year old Gallup, KY boy drowned in the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River at Chapman, about 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, officials reported. The victim was Arb Dean Meeks, son of Rev. and Mrs. Arbie Meeks. Witnesses said a companion trying to rescue him had brought the boy to within a short distance of the bank when he lost his grip. About an hour later the boy's body was found near the point where he drowned. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Chapel (Methodist) in Johnson County, KY. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Leslie Meeks of Springfield, OH and Buddy Meeks at home; two sisters, Flora Ann and Sue Meeks at home, and the grandmothers, Mrs. Lolitha Meeks of Boons Camp and Mrs. Flora Mae Roberts of Bluefield, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

PATTON, Trumbo

1877-1951

Trumbo Patton, 74, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday June 27, in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Patton was born February 14, 1877, in Estill, KY, a son of the late Wiley and Mallisa Patton. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Rhoda Martin Patton, preceded him in death 42 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Estill Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, KY. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery at Estill, KY. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 29. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Kelly Patton, Louisa, Harvey Patton, Estill, KY, one sister, Miss Alice Patton, Portsmouth, OH, two brothers, Monroe Patton, Hueysville, KY and John Patton of Salyersville, KY; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

PETERS, Rev. M. N.

The Rev. M. N. Peters, 51 years old, who died June 12 at his home in Huntington, WV was buried in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay following funeral services at noon June 14 at the residence and additional services at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist church with the Rev. Clara Bush, the Rev. Holley Conley of Portsmouth, OH and the Rev. Harry Burge officiating. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

PICKLESIMER, Samuel J.

1875-1951

Samuel J. Picklesimer, 75, passed away at his home in Louisa, June 27, 1951 at 2:50 a.m. after an illness of six weeks. Mr. Picklesimer, a merchant for 30 years, was born in Louisa, October 23, 1875, a son of the late George and Sirena Thompson Picklesimer. He was associated with the D. and P Home Furnishing Company in Louisa for several years and at one time was State Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. He was a member of the Bell Lodge No. 671 F & AM of Pineville, KY and a member of the Eastern Star. He had resided in Louisa for the past 64 years. Funeral services will be held June 29 at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, of which he was a member for 63 year, with the Revs. E.P. Swann and Charles Perry officiating. Interment will be made in the Pinehill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until time for the services. Surviving are his wife, Esther Elizabeth Roberts Picklesimer, to whom he had been married 49 years; one son, Morton C. Picklesimer, Imperial Beach, CA; three grandchildren, Morton Picklesimer, Jr., U. S. Air Force, El Paso, TX, Betty and Allen Picklesimer, Imperial Beach, CA. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

RATCLIFF, Martha Alice (Holbrook)

Mrs. Martha Alice Holbrook Ratcliff, 75, wife of William O. Ratcliff, died June 11 at her home, route 1, Rush, KY, following an illness of two months. A resident of Boyd County for 46 years, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Ellen Riffe Holbrook. She was a member of the Glenwood Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted on June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland, with the Rev. Thompson Alexander officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are the husband, two sons, W. C. Ratcliff of Huntington, , and A. T. Ratcliff , route 1 Rush, two daughters, Mrs. O. D. Schmidt of Colorado and Mrs. H. V. Likens, of Knoxville, TN; two brothers, J. H. and Denver Holbrook , Louisa, seven sisters, Mrs. U. g. Pennington, Webbville, KY, Mrs. J. F. Reeves, Denton, KY, Mrs. G. B. Belcher, Evansville, IN, Mrs. Ed Taylor, route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Fred Bradley, Louisa and Mrs. John Childers, Wheelwright, KY; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

SHORT, Eldridge

1868-1951

Eldridge Short, former native of Lawrence County, died at the age of 82, late Sunday afternoon, June 3, in the Portsmouth General Hospital, after being struck by a car 30 hours earlier, at Lucasville, OH. At the time, Mr. Short was struck, he had just purchased a bag of 8-penny nails, which he was carrying and a nail penetrated his forehead just above the right eye at an angle. He also suffered shock, several broken ribs, head concussion, fractured collarbone, and multiple lacerations. He was removed from the scene of the accident to the hospital, where he remained in a coma until his death. An employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway, he retired in 1936, and had lived with his son, Charles for the past 16 years. He was born September 15, 1868, a son of Garrett and Martha Fannin Short. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ida Jones Short, to whom he was married in 1889, one brother, John of St. Petersburg, FL. He is survived by two sons, Conrad and Charles Short of Lucasville, OH, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Ferguson of Portsmouth, OH and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

SPARKS, Coalby

1857-1951

Coalby (Cobe) Sparks, 93, of Louisa, died Sunday at his home following an illness of three months. Mr. Sparks, a retired farmer, was born September 22, 1857, a son of the late Hugh and Nancy Curnutte Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yatesville Freewill Baptist Church, Yatesville, KY by the Rev. Dave Hewlett and the Rev. J. C. Hager prior to burial in the Sparks Cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nora Jobe of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Mrs. F. W. Graham of Akron, and Mrs. Flora Williams and Miss Rosa Sparks, at home, one son, J. B. Sparks of Yatesville, one brother, Hugh Sparks of Louisa route 3 and 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1951

 

WAID, Isabelle (Pigg)

1863-1951

Mrs. Isabelle Waid 87, died suddenly early Friday morning at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Berry of Ashland, She was born in Lawrence County, on June 25, 1863, a daughter of the late Willis and Louise Berry Pigg. A member of the Methodist Church, she had resided in Ashland for the past three years, moving there from Louisa. Surviving are one brother, James O. Pigg, of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Louvina Barnette, of route 3, Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Berry of Ashland; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1951

 

WHITE, Georgia Ann (Reed)

1869-1951

Mrs. Georgia Ann White, 81, of Louisa, passed away June 26, 1951 at 4:40 a.m. in a local hospital after an illness of three months. Mrs. White, for the past 12 years, had resided with her son, Mr. R. D. White of Louisa. She was born August 10, 1869, in Botetourt County, VA a daughter of the late Hiliary and Harriet Rock Reed. She had been married to D. W. White for 56 years. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, D. W. White, Louisa, six daughters, Mrs. O. F. Gandee, Clendenin, WV, Mrs. J. B. Ellis, Newton, WV, Mrs. W. T. Board, Newton, WV, Mrs. Jake Wright, South Charleston, WV, Mrs. Clyde McGlothlin, Williamstown, WV, Mrs. Smith Wright, Looneyville, WV, three sons, C. P. White, Oakhill, WV, E. K. White, Wooster, OH, and R. D. White, Louisa; one brother, Samuel Reed, Dunbar, WV; 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1951

 

WILLIAMS, Mrs. O. F.

Mrs. O. F. Williams, 87, widow of Rev. O. F. Williams and mother of Mrs. Leroy Evans of Ashland, died Sunday morning at her residence in Charleston, WV after an illness of four months. Rev. and Mrs. Williams resided in Ashland for 8 years while he was located there as a Methodist minister, moving to Huntington in 1930. they also resided at Russell, KY, and at Louisa. Mrs. Williams was born at Parkersburg, WV. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the St. Marks' Methodist Church in Charleston. Burial was in Parkersburg. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Williams of Charleston and Mrs. Evans of Ashland; one granddaughter, Mr. Katherine Hatton of Ashland and one great grandson. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1951

 

WILSON, Sarah

Funeral services for Miss Sarah Wilson, 72, of Fort Gay, route 2, were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Wilson Chapel at route 2, Fort Gay. The Rev. J. H. Dawson officiated. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. Miss Wilson died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Thomas Copley, Saturday after an illness of two years. Miss Wilson was born at Fort Gay, the daughter of the late Felix G. and Mary E. Bartram Wilson. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. Survivors include 7 sisters, Mrs. Copley with whom she made her home; Mrs. Lyss Wellman and Mrs. Felix Bartram of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Pearl Dawson of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. E. W. Hayzlip of Indianapolis, Mrs. Frank Peters and Mrs. Sam Harvey of Huntington and a brother, H. V. Vinson of Huntington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1951

 

WILSON, Thomas G.

1885-1951

Thomas G. Wilson, 66, a retired stationary engineer, was found dead at his home, 438 Rice Street, shortly after 3 p.m. on May 30 Death was attributed to a heart attack and it is believed Mr. Wilson succumbed about six hours before that. Mr. Wilson, who had been engaged in bridge and road construction, both for government and private contracts, was born May 10, 1885, in Louisa, a son of the late Ulysses and Sarah Shannon Wilson. He was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church for a number of years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Payne, Chicago, IL and Mrs. Ray Godsey, Ludlow, KY, three sons, Fred and Thomas Wilson of Covington, KY and Leon Wilson of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Betty Wellman of Huntington, WV, two brothers, Richard A. Wilson and Claude T. Wilson, both of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. June 2 at the Louisa Baptist church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1951

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ADAMS, Isaac

Funeral services for Isaac Adams, 80, retired Lawrence County farmer, who died July 17, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wenning, of Ashland, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Carter Chapel near Louisa, with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery under direction of Young Funeral Home.. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1951

 

ADKINS, Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Adkins, 69, a farmer of route 4, Louisa, died July 11, apparently of a heart attack, while picking blackberries on a hillside near his home. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Wright Adkins, said she became alarmed at his prolonged absence and went to look for him, finding his body on the hill. His death was believed to have happened at about 2:30 p.m. Son of the late Calla Hill and Angeline Compton Adkins, he had lived on route 4 for the past 10 years. He married Nellie Wright ten years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Baker Church on Route 4, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow and two sisters, Mrs. Bascom Shortridge, route 4, Louisa and Mrs. J. R. Ford, Catlettsburg, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

AKERS, Victor

1929-1951

The body of first Korean War casualty to be returned to Lawrence County for burial will arrive at the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday, July 21. The body will be that of Cpl. Victor Akers, 20, who was killed in action in Korea on August 18, 1950. Cpl. Akers, a member of the heavy mortar company of the 25th Infantry Division, was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his gallant bravery that led to his death. The citation read in part: Cpl. Akers on August 18, 1950, near Chugam-ni, continually exposed himself to enemy fire during a daybreak counter attack by hostile forces. He was also awarded the Purple Heart, posthumously. He was born in Louisa, on February 19, 1929, a son of Victor Akers, Sr., and the late Mary Crabtree Akers. Funeral services will be conducted at Myrtle's Chapel on Wednesday, July 25, by the Revs. Willie Moore and Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Myrtle's Chapel Cemetery on route 4. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to the father include; his stepmother, Mrs. Vernon Spillman Akers; one brother, Pvt. John H. Akers, Air Force, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Landon Riffe, Louisa and Bertha L. Akers, at home; grandmother, Mrs. Vina Crabtree, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

BLISS

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Martin Bliss, of Unionville Center, OH died at 3:30 a.m. July 4 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence by the Rev. Ray Lawson. Burial was in the Unionville Cemetery. Additional survivors include two sisters, Misses Barbara Jean and Helen Margreta Bliss at home and two brothers, John Leonard and Russell Dale Bliss, at home; the maternal grandfather, Michael Thompson of Unionville, Center and the paternal grandfather, John Leonard Bliss of Unionville Center. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1951

 

DANIELS, Elon

1907-1951

Elon Daniels, 43, of Georges Creek, KY, died at 4:30 a.m. July 9, in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of four days. He was born on July 12, 1907, at Georges Creek, a son of J. R. Daniels and the late Muril Hannah Daniels. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 19 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Borders Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Arbie Meeks and Rev. John Bellamy officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Georges Creek. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dellia Bentley Daniels, his father, J. R. Daniels, 5 daughters, Marie, Jo Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Betty Jean and Dixie, all at home, four sons, Elon, Jr. of Georges Creek, Wade and George Herman both of Urbana, OH and James Larry of Stiral, WV and two half brothers, John Andrew Daniels of Georges Creek and Carl Daniels of Louisa. The funeral was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

DENNIS, Ross E.

1902-1951

Ross E. Dennis, 48, a retired dairyman and farmer, passed away July 3 at 11 a.m. in a Huntington hospital where he had been a patient for the past five days, following an illness of a two year heart ailment. Mr. Dennis was born in Pearisburg, VA July 26, 1902, a son of the late Charles W. and Mary Lillian Warren Dennis. He resided in Erwin, TN 21 years prior to coming to Louisa 18 years ago where he married Miss Ruth Goddard. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday July 4 at 1:30 p.m. to his home on route 32, near Busseyville, where it remained until time for the funeral, which was held Thursday, July 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Baptist Church with the Revs. J. C. Hager and Willie Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Shaeffer Cemetery near his home. Mr. Dennis had been a member of the Louisa Baptist Church for the past four years. Survivors include the widow, one stepdaughter, Mrs. H. W. Bussey, Jr., West Liberty, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Dennis Gonzalez, Havana, Cuba, Mrs. A. C. Deahl, Johnson City, TN, four brothers, J. K. and Harry Dennis, Irwin, TN, R. H. Dennis, Alexandria, VA and Wade B. Dennis of Atlanta, GA. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1951

 

DOBYNS, Noah

1951-1951

Noah Dobyns, son of Edmund and Melisa Moore Dobyns, of Gallup, KY, was born dead at an Ashland hospital on July 10. Funeral services were conducted July 11 with the Rev. Arbie Meeks officiating. Burial was in the Dobyns Cemetery at Gallup. Survivors in addition to the parents include four sisters, Laurine, Royetta, Mary Ethel, and Georgia, all at home and two brothers, Phillip and Johnnie both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moore and Mrs. Hugh Dobyns.  Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

FORD, Delbert

1903-1951

Delbert Ford, 47, of Lick Creek, KY, a laborer on the C & O Railway, passed away suddenly of a heart attack, July 3, 1951 at 6:30 p.m.  Mr. Ford, a resident of Louisa route 1 for 25 years, formerly of Dorton, KY, was a son of the late Charles and Della Estep Ford. He was born December 25, 1903. He had been married to Mary Elizabeth Patrick for the past 25 years. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until Wednesday, July 4, when it was removed to his home on Lick Creek at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 6, at 2 p.m. from Moore's Chapel on route 23 with the Revs. Gallie Isaac and Clifford Austin officiating. Interment will be made in the Patrick Cemetery. Mr. Ford had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 7 years and was a member of the Brotherhood Railway Trainsmen. Survivors include the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence McKenzie, Mrs. Jay Thompson, both of route 1, Louisa, and Miss Margaret Ford at home; one son, Raymond Ford, route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1951

 

FRAZIER, Fannie (Bartram)

1864-1951

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Bartram Frazier, 87, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium at Clifford, KY. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Frazier formerly made her home at Clifford, but for several years she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. J. Carl Crum of Pikeville, KY. She died in a local hospital 12 days following a fall by which she broke her hip. Mrs. Frazier was the widow of the late Dr. Sam Z. Frazier, who died in 1923. She was born July 2, 1864, at Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Captain H. and Minerva Ratcliffe Bartram. She taught school in Lawrence County for a number of years and was a graduate of Eastern KY Normal school at Catlettsburg. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church 56 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Crum and Mrs. T. G. Staker of Kermit, WV; three sons, Chester A. Frazier of Clifford, the Rev. Rush Frazier of Clifford and Dr. Sam Z. Frazier of Lamesa, TX; a sister, Mrs. Sally A. Maynard of Clifford and 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. July 19, 1951

 

ISAAC, Francis

Francis Isaac, 16 years old of Mansfield, OH formerly of Fort Gay, route 2, died July 11 at Mansfield, Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Flat Branch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include the parents, William and Hattie Music Isaac; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Smith, Mrs. Jonah Adkins, Mrs. Jerry Thompson,  and Mrs. Carl Hunt of Mansfield and Mrs. Jay Wheeler of Fort Gay, route 2, and four brothers, Mart Isaac of Fort Gay route 2, and Alonzo, Willis Ray and James Elmer Isaac of Mansfield. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

KAZEE, John

Mrs. J. C. Kazee arrived from Miami, FL with the ashes of her husband, the late John Calvin Kazee. The ashes will be scattered over his parent's grave at Ulysses, KY, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. July 8. Dr. Kazee was reared at Ulysses, and resided there until he entered the ministry of the Baptist Church at the age of 28 years. He passed away at his home in Miami, FL May 2 at 2:15 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn and one son, Paul Preston Kazee, Lansing, MI, one brother, Rev. D. B. Kazee of Williamsville, MO and a number of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1951

 

LAYNE, Bertha

1880-1951

Miss Bertha Layne, 71, Louisa, died July 12 in a Louisa hospital following an illness of six years. Miss Layne, a member of the First Methodist Church, was born May 30, 1880, a daughter of the late William and Mary Booten Layne. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. E. P. Swann and Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sophia Muncy and a brother, H. I. Layne, both of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

LEMASTER, Clarence

Funeral services for Clarence C. Lemaster, 59, of Radnor, KY, who died Friday in a Louisa hospital, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence by the Rev. Willie Noe and the Rev. Carmie Webb. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ollie Thompson Lemaster, five daughters, Mrs. Ira Kirk of Radnor, Mrs. Willis Prichard of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Willis Cyrus of Baltimore and Misses Anna Jo and Janet Sue Lemaster at home; six sons, Carl Lemaster of Mansfield, Edward Lemaster of Baltimore and Roy, Ray Clarence and Louis Lemaster, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Pratt and Miss Lottus Hampton of Fort Gay and Mrs. J. H. Soward of Radnor; five brothers, Oscar and Walter Hampton of Kenova, Esker Hampton of route 2, Fort Gay, Sam Hampton of Wheeling and Leonard Hampton of Fayetteville and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright  Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

LESTER,, John C.

1903-1951

John C. Lester, 41, Fort Gay, route 1, was killed in an auto accident at Logan, WV on July 10. He was born May 14, 1903, a son of the late Elish and Miller Green Lester. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 12, at Tabors Creek Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Billups Cemetery, in WV. He is survived by his wife, Opal Newcomb Lester; six sisters, Mrs. Leslie Stephens, Whitley City, KY, Mrs. Anderville Handley, Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. Fred Saulsbury, Jeffersonville, IN, Mrs. Lon Bellomy, Mrs. Frank Burton and Mrs. Phillip Yonajvak all of Orlando, FL and his mother, Millie Green Lester of Orlando, FL. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

PENNINGTON, George W.

1878-1951

George W. Pennington, 73 died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday at his home route 1, Louisa, following an illness of two years. Mr. Pennington, a mining engineer at Matewan, WV before his retirement 10 years ago, was also a former employee of the Ashland plant of the Armco Steel Corp. He was born March 21, 1878, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Green and Anna Back Pennington and was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church at Norris, KY with the Rev. W. W. Moore, the Rev. Arlie Blackburn, and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery at Norris. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Spencer Pennington, two daughters, Mrs. C.T. Billups, Louisa and Mrs. Clyde Lute, Greensburg, PA, a brother, C. S. Pennington, Matewan; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1951

 

SHORT, Willie

Willie E. Short, 73, died in a Washington D. C. hospital on June 2 after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Short was a retired coal miner and a former resident of Lawrence County. He was the son of the late James R. and Martha E. Short. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1951

 

SMITH, Waldon E.

1908-1951

Waldon E. Smith, 43, Los Angeles, CA, a native of Lawrence County, died of a heart attack Friday while swimming in a lake near Waldron, MI where he was vacationing. Mr. Smith, a barber by trade, and a veteran of World War II, was born June 18, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Nannie Watson Smith, Dennis, KY and the late Charles F. Smith. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion and the IOOF. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the mother's home with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Dennis, with the W. O. Johnson Post, American Legion, conducting military rites at graveside. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Ann Smith, the mother, six sisters, Mrs. Sam Porterfield and Mrs. Leo Semelsberger, Akron, OH, Mrs. John Savage and Mrs. Ike Fannin, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Russell Emmons, Elkhart, IN and Mrs. Clyde Smith, Ashland, five brothers, Hobart, Fred and Homer Smith, route 4, Louisa, Ernest Smith of Aberdeen, WA and Watson Smith of Vancouver, WA. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1951

 

SPENCER, J.T.

1877-1951

The Rev. J. T. Spencer, 74, Baptist minister and farmer of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 8 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of four years. A resident of Fort Gay for 46 years, Rev. Spencer was born February 18, 1877, near Summerville, WV, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Margaret Whitman Spencer. His wife, Mrs. Otha Berry Spencer, died in 1946. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Boyd, Kenova, WV and the Rev. Thomas Johnson, Fort Gay, officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gentrey Belcher, route 1 Fort Gay, Mrs. Ted Cobun, New York, and Miss Audrey Spencer, at home, two sons, John Spencer, at home, and Pvt. Leslie Spencer, U. S. Army stationed in Germany; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1951

 

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BRADLEY, Dave

1867-1951

Dave Bradley6, 83, died August 17, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Carter, Busseyville, KY. Mr. Bradley was born October 2, 1867, a son of William and Elizabeth White Bradley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Smokey Valley Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Bradley cemetery at Busseyville. Surviving are the daughter, a brother, Noll Bradley, Fort Gay, WV; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

 

BRADLEY, Fred

1860-1951

Fred Bradley, 84, a retired farmer was killed instantly at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday morning when he was struck by a northbound C & O Railway train, near the Standard Oil Bulk Station near the city limits of Louisa. L. Byron Young, Lawrence County coroner, stated that he was knocked approximately 40 feet from the place where the train struck him. He was walking towards Louisa on the railroad tracks when the northbound freight train, laden with coal, struck him. Funeral services for Mr. Bradley will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bradley was born in 1860 a son of the late Wesley Montgomery Bradley and Mary Waldeck Bradley in West Virginia. His first wife died in 1919. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis Holbrook Bradley, to whom he had been married for the past 27 years; three daughters, Mrs. L. E. Wallace, Sr.,, and Mrs. Alvas O. See both of Louisa and Mrs. J. N. Compton of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; one son, George Bradley, Akron, OH; one brother, Mart Bradley, of Mt. Clemens, MI; and 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1951

 

CLAY, Ida (Newman)

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida H. Clay, 83, who died Friday night in a Louisa hospital following a three day illness, were conducted at the Free Will Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m. Officiating was the Rev. W. B. Curnutte, the Rev. Fred clay and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in Bolt Cemetery at East Fork, KY. Formerly a resident of Buchanan, Mrs. Clay had lived in Louisa 33 years. She was born in Wayne County, April 3, 1868, the daughter of the late Rev. M. M. and Martha Jane Smith Newman. Her husband, James William Clay died in 1935. Mrs. Clay had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Ercel Roberts of Louisa several years prior to her death. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for 66 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Emery Kirk of Cannonsburg, KY, Mrs. Lester Lovely of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Roberts; two sons, Denver Clay of Louisa and Virgil Clay of Ona; 29 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1951

 

COPLEY, Dennie

1898-1951

Dennie Copley, 53 years old of Webb, died August 23 at the home after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. August 25, at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Mr. Copley, a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co, had since his retirement, operated a store at Webb. He was born June 15, 1898, at Webb, a son of the late Mitchell and Martha Keeton Copley. He and his wife, the former Miss Luda Jane Chaffin, were married 36 years ago. Surviving in addition to the widow, are three daughters, Mrs. Russell Evans of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Oscar Evans of Webb, and Mrs. Earsel Marcum of Webb; three sons, James Edward Copley of Chatteroy, Clyde Eugene of Webb and Private Ira Ray Copley with the Army at Fort Meade, MD; four sisters, Mrs. Ron Meade and Mrs. Robert Short of Webb, Mrs. Luther Meade of Chatteroy and Mrs. Millard Copley of Missouri Branch; five brothers, Reuben Copley of Chillicothe, OH, Hubert Copley of Webb, Neabert Copley of Avondale, Jeff Copley of Fort Gay and Bill Copley of Coalwood. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1951

 

DIXON, Christopher Columbus

1875-1951

Christopher Columbus Dixon, 77, Charley, KY died July 24 at his home after an illness of six months. Mr. Dixon was born February 2, 1874, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Martin and Mary Jane Hayes Dixon. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 27 at the Curtright Funeral Home with Revs. W. W. Moore and Willie Dixon officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cynthia Justice Dixon, five daughters, Mrs. Harrison Hayes, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. G. H. Chapman and Mrs. Guy Cheatham, Detroit, MI and Mrs. W. M. Abshire, Corbondale, WV and Mrs. Donald Kazee of Ashland; two sons, John Dixon, Ashland and Walter Dixon, Urbana, OH; one sister, Mrs. John Weirs, Columbus, OH; three brothers, Ike Dixon, Columbus, OH, Mart Dixon, Adams, KY, and Harmon Dixon, Paintsville and 36 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1951

 

ELKINS, Martha Jane (Carter)

1874-1951

Mrs. Martha Jane (Jennie) Elkins, 77, a well known and prominent Ashland resident, died at her home, Friday following an illness of several years. She had resided in Ashland for 50 years. Her husband, the late Milton A. Elkins died 19 years ago. Born in Lawrence county, February 7, 1874, she was a daughter of the late John and Cuzzie Meek Carter. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons, Andrew M. Elkins, Ashland, and John E. Elkins, principal of the Charles Russell School, Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Pinson of Florida; two brothers, Milton Carter, Ashland, and Charles Carter, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin and Mrs. Jessie Burchett of Louisa and Mrs. Mattie Frazier of Logan, WV and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

FRAZIER, Goldie Mae

1919-1951

Miss Goldie Mae Frazier, 32, of Fort Gay, died at 12:20 p.m. July 31 in a local hospital following an illness of one year. She was born June 22, 1919, a daughter of Mrs. Jenny Akers Frazier and the late Neal Frazier. Survivors include the mother; four sisters, Mrs. Wallace See, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Charlie Back, Shelbiana, KY, Mrs. R. S. Miller, Louisa, and Miss Louise Frazier, Urbana, OH; three brothers, Golden Frazier, Norfolk, VA, and Mack and Henry Frazier of Fort Gay. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Revs. W. E. Lambert and Freelin Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1951

 

FYFFE, Jackie Ray

1948-1951

Jackie Ray Fyffe, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Fyffe of Blaine, KY, died Friday, August 17 at 11 p.m. in a Paintsville Hospital of burns received when he fell into hot water. He was born December 31, 1948, in a Paintsville Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at the home with the Revs. A. C. Bradley, Emmerson Collier and Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Dannie Fyffe, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Fyffe and Mrs. Henry Hayes. Funeral services were under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

 

HOLBROOK, Moncie

Moncie Holbrook, 6 years old daughter of Harry and Vessie Holbrook, of Circleville, OH, formerly of Red Bush, KY died at her home Saturday, August 4, 1951, at 6:15 p.m. Moncie Holbrook was the niece of Arbie Weaver of Louisa and the granddaughter of George Holbrook, formerly of Red Bush, KY. She was survived by her father and mother, three sisters, and six brothers. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

 

ISON, Lawrence

1923-1951

Funeral services for Lawrence Ison, 28, who died an accidental death on August 16, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at George Bowens residence with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial followed in the Bowens Cemetery on Tug River. He was born April 8, 1923, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isom Ison. A veteran of World War II, he was employed as a truck driver at the time of his death. He is survived in addition to his parents, by his wife, Ella Bowens Ison; one son, Lawrence Ison, Jr., Webb, WV, five sisters, Mrs. Clifford Hicks, Cleveland, OH, Catherine, Glenna Fern, Helen and Barbara Allen Ison, all of Red Jacket, WV; six brothers, Bobbie, Ernest, Kenneth and James Ison, all of Red Jacket, WV, Edgar S. Ison of Germany and Herbert H. Ison of Washington, D. C. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

 

JOBE, Silas

Funeral services for Silas S. Jobe of Catletts Creek in Boyd County, were held Saturday, August 11 at the residence. Mr. Jobe died on August 8 after an illness of one year. Burial was in Jobe Cemetery in Boyd County. A native of Lawrence County, Mr. Jobe was the son of the late Harvey and Elizabeth Hicks Jobe. He served 4 years as a deputy sheriff of Lawrence County and 4 years as a magistrate at Twin Branch. He is survived by his widow, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1951

 

JOHNSON, Harry

1883-1951

S. H. (Harry) Johnson, 68, retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway engineer, died suddenly Saturday evening at his home in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Louisa Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in Rose Hill Park in Ashland.  The Masonic Lodge conducted rites at the grave. Mr. Johnson was born January 18, 1883, at Sonora, KY, a son of James and Sarah Spencer Johnson. He lived at Jenkins, KY for 36 years prior to moving to Louisa three and a half years ago. Mr. Johnson was employed by the C & O  for 40 years retiring four years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM of Louisa, the Knights Templar at Prestonsburg, KY, the Shrine at Ashland and Louise Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Lyons Johnson, whom he married 40 years ago; a sister, Miss Cora Johnson of New Albany, IN and two half brothers, Homer Johnson of Middletown, OH and G. C. Fulkerson of Atwell, IN. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

LEMASTER, Mabel Blanche (Vaughn)

1902-1951

Mrs. Mabel Blanche Lemaster, 48, wife of Herbert Lemaster, route 2, Louisa, died at 4:15 p.m. August 14, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington of injuries suffered four weeks ago in an automobile collision on US 23 near Louisa. She was born in Catlettsburg, KY, on December 29, 1902, a daughter of E. R. Vaughn and Elsie Bartlett Vaughn. A member of the United Baptist Church for 21 years, she had been married for 32 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Maynard Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Prater Blair and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Lemaster Cemetery, on Lee Hill near Walbridge, KY. The body will be removed at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the Curtright Funeral Home to her residence. Surviving in addition to her parents and husband are seven daughters, Mrs. Walter H. Miller of Newton, TX, Mrs. Labe Bartram and Mrs. Paul Williams, both of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Herbert Foreman of Garrison, KY and Telia May, Mary Elizabeth and Joyce at home; four sons, Henry Rex in the U. S. Air Force in Austin, TX, and Herbert, Jr., Charley James, and Billy, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Coleman Back of Louisa and Mrs. Robert Jordan, Mrs. Lawrence Sammons, Mrs. Clarence Sammons, and Mrs. Ruth McHenry, all of route 2, Louisa, and one brother, Harold Vaughn of Ironton, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

LOVELY, Byron Lester

1890-1951

Byron Lester Lovely, 61, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 6:30 a.m. August 2 at his residence after an illness of two years. Mr. Lovely operated a shoe repair shop in Louisa for the past 28 years. He had been a resident of Fort Gay for the past 33 years. He was born May 17, 1890 at Blackwater, Menifee County, KY, a son of Artelia Ferguson Lovely and the late John Miles Lovely. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4, from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carmel Grant officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Clay Lovely whom he married 33 years ago, his mother, of Fort Gay; four daughters, Mrs. Gifford Christian of Huntington, Mrs. Lonnie Napier of Fort Gay, Mrs. Charles Smith of Lucky, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Jones at home; two sons, John W. and David Glenn, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Emmett Brown of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Julius Fry of Stiltner, WV, two brothers, W. C. Lovely of Fort Gay and Corbett L. Lovely of Desota, MO and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

MARCUM, Sybil (Aders)

1903-1951

Mrs. Sybil Aders Marcum, 48, died Thursday at her home in Pikeville, KY, following an illness of five hours. Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 Friday at the home. Following the services in Pikeville the body was brought to the Young Funeral Home, where it remained until Saturday afternoon when graveside rites were held at 2 p.m. at the Short Cemetery, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Mrs. Marcum, a resident of Pikeville for 16 years, was born June 5, 1903, at Tell City, IN, a daughter of William and the late Allie Spears Aders. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Dewey Marcum, the father, Pikeville; a daughter Gaynell Marcum, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Albert Beard, Pontiac, MI, Mrs. Roscoe Cox, Hamilton, RI, Mrs. Bradley, Manchester, KY, Mrs. James Sturgill, Detroit, MI and Miss Eula Jo Aders at home, and a brother, Hiram Aders, Pikeville. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

 

MULLINS, Horace

Horace Mullins, 36, a former resident of Lawrence County, was killed August 20 while working for Ashland Oil Company at Uniontown, KY. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Campton, KY on August 23 and burial was in the Campton Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sammons Mullins; four small sons, Hugh, Bobby, John and James and by his father, Hugh Mullins of Campton and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1951

 

REID, William Elmer

1913-1951

William Elmer Reid, 39 years old, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Reid of Fort Gay, following an illness of three months. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Mr. Grant, the Rev. Buell Kazee, and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. H. D. Taylor of Houston, TX, Mrs. Carl Schuster of Louisville, KY, and Mrs. Mack See of Rittman, OH; two brothers, Fred L. Reid of Fort Gay and Z. M. Reid of Circleville, OH and 7 nieces and 9 nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

SPARKS, Nora  (Holbrook)

Mrs. Nora Holbrook Sparks, 68, wife of Dr. James Cecil Sparks, and mother of two other physicians, died Thursday night at her home, in Ashland, following a serious illness of one day. Mrs. Sparks, a member of the First Baptist Church, came to Ashland 28 years ago form Paintsville, KY. She was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of C. C. and Ellen Grimsley Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lazear Funeral Home with the Rev. Carroll Hubbard and the Rev. Clay Caudill officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, two sons, Dr. Clyde C. Sparks, Ashland and Dr. Chiles E. Sparks, Wilmington, DE, a brother, Emory L. Holbrook, Skaggs, KY and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

SPENCER, R. B.

1879-1951

R. B. Spencer, 71, of Orlando, FL, former resident of Louisa died in an Orlando hospital, Wednesday night, August 8, after an illness of three years. He had moved to Orlando from Louisa two years ago. He was a retired salesman and merchant, having represented the Kitchen Whitt Wholesale Grocery of Ashland in the Big Sandy Valley for 31 years and later operated a store in Louisa for two years before retiring. Born in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Spencer. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Rose Spencer, Orlando, three daughters, Mrs. C. E. Lowe, Orlando,  Mrs. L. P. Rowlett, Charlestown, IN and Mrs. J. Fred Miller, Ashland; three sons, Rudolph Spencer, Garrett, KY, J. B. Spencer, Orlando and R. P. Spencer, Columbus, OH; one brother, J. H. Spencer, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Hatcher, Lackey, KY, Mrs. T. J. Preston, Wenatchee, WA and Mrs. R. C. Burton, Louisa and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

TACKETT, Irvin

Irvin Tackett, 33, Drift, KY, died in a Louisa hospital, at 9 p.m. Friday night, approximately an hour after his car crashed into a bridge, on route 23 two miles north of Louisa. Coroner L. Byron Young said the victim, who died of a fractured skull and other injuries, apparently was traveling too fast to negotiate the sharp curve, causing the auto to leave the highway and strike the bridge. Two young men who had hitchhiked a ride with Mr. Tackett, were uninjured and could not be located after the accident, the coroner added. The body was removed to the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, KY. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Alma (Swetnam)

1866-1951

Mrs. Alma Boling Thompson, 85, of 236 North West Street, Hillsboro, OH, passed away Thursday, July 15, at 10:15 a.m. at Highlands Community hospital following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Turner-Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Pal Jones officiating. Burial was in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson, a daughter of the late Milton and Lydia Botner Swetnam was born at Blaine, KY January 11, 1866. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary b. McCoppin, Hillsboro, and one son, Milton N. Boling, Saville, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Lida and Mollie Gambill, Mrs. Emma Burton, Blaine, KY, Mrs. Amanda Holmes, Aberdeen, SD and Mrs. Carrie Carey of Louisa; one brother, O. B. Swetam, Edmore, MI. Mrs. Thompson had bee a member of the Christian Church for over 50 years and a member of the Blaine Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1951

 

TRAVIS, Freddie

1951-1951

Freddie Travis, 24 day old son of Roy B. and Mildred Moore Travis, Urbana, OH, died August 14, at the home of his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Travis Cemetery at Wilbur, KY. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Minnie Belle, Virginia May, and Nancy Jane, all at home; five brothers, Bert Richard, Roy Jr., Billy Francis and Donald and a twin brother, all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore of Urbana, OH. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

VANHORN, William M.

Funeral services for William M. VanHorn, 70, well known farmer of the Bear Creek Section of this county, whose death occurred early Sunday morning at his home following an extended illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Chapel at Zelda, with the Rev. Carl Cyrus and the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Vanhorn, a son of the late Ben and Permelia Blankenship VanHorn, was a native and lifelong resident of this county. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Kinner VanHorn, one son, Denny K. VanHorn of Buchanan, four daughters, Mrs. Robert Bellamy, Mrs. Richard Shivel, Mrs. Clarence White, and Mrs. Dudley Hall, all of Buchanan; five brothers, Sherman, Thomas, Wade, Hence and Ira VanHorn, all of Buchanan, four sisters, Mrs. Ed Stewart of Buchanan, Mrs. Anna Moore of Louisa, Mrs. D. M. Rice and Miss Sarah VanHorn, both of Kenova, WV and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

WHEELER, Lindsey

1877-1951

Funeral services for Lindsey Wheeler, 73, of Blaine, KY, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the residence. The Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiated and burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday evening. He died at 8:30 a.m. after an illness of 17 months. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the United Baptist Church for 33 years, a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge No. 606, F & AM of Blaine and Order of Eastern Star, Blaine Chapter, 202. He was the son of the late William and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. Surviving are the widow, Rosetta Wheeler of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bradley, Ashland, KY, one sister, Mrs. L. T. Preston of Paintsville, KY and seven brothers, Andy Wheeler of Oklahoma City, OK, Arbie, Charlie and Roscoe Wheeler of Ashland, Ottie Wheeler of Fullerton, KY, and Leo and Chester Wheeler of Blaine. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1951

 

WHEELER, Mollie (Booth)

1875-1951

Mrs. Mollie Booth Wheeler, 75, Blaine, KY., died August 18 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Boggs in Ashland where she had been visiting for the past four weeks. Mrs. Wheeler, a member of the United Baptist Church, was born March 18, 1876, at Dobbins, KY, a daughter of James and Isabelle Harmon Booth. Her husband, Amos Wheeler, died in 1944.   Funeral service were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence at Blaine with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev Arthur Morris officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery.  Surviving are three other daughters, Miss Monie Wheeler at home. Mrs. Lundie Murray, Ashland, and Mrs. John Skaggs Soldier, KY., three sons, Orville and Ernest Wheeler, Blaine, and Gus Wheeler, Groveport, O., 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1951

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ARTRIP, William Ora

1929-1951

Funeral services for Private First Class William Ora Artrip, 21, of Glenhayes, who was killed in action in Korea last March 17, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltpetre Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Mr. Ross. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery there. PFC. Artrip was born October 23, 1930, at Glenhayes, a son of Ora J. and Betty Wellman Artrip. He was graduated from the Fort Gay High School, where he was a member of the football team. He was also a member of the Saltpetre Church. He was employed by the Chrysler Corp. in Detroit before entering the service. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Paul E. Stafford, of Huntington, and four brothers, Ralph Artrip of Baltimore, Donald W. Artrip of Detroit, Jesse and Martin Paul Artrip of Glenhayes. The body arrived at Young Funeral Home at 7:35 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1951

 

BARKER, James F.

James F. Barker, 79, a retired farmer, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Frank Fraley, of Martha, KY, after two weeks illness. Mr. Barker had made his home with his niece the past 12 years. He formerly lived in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blaine Church at Martha by the Rev. Homer Evans, Rev. Hood Walden and the Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Janson-Barker Cemetery, at Waterhole, KY. Mr. Barker was born at Sarah, KY, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Barker. His wife, Mrs. Hannah Collier Blevins, died 13 years ago. Mr. Barker was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carl Barker of Halcom, KY and Mrs. Walker Laney of Ashland; one brother, Nelson Barker of Chillicothe, OH, 16 nieces and 13 nephews. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

BLEVINS, Henry

1870-1951

Henry Blevins, 81 years old of route 2, Fort Gay, retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee, died at his home at 7 p.m. Saturday after a year's illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Saltpetre Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Blevins was born in Johnson County, KY, July 26, 1870, the son of Martin and Ollie Lemaster Blevins. He had lived on route 2, Fort Gay, for 48 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Adams Blevins, whom he married 58 years ago, four daughters, Mrs. Pierce Webb, Mrs. Calvin Damron, and Mrs. Goldie Wellman of route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Hobert Salyers of Mansfield, OH, two sons, Samuel Blevins of route 2 Fort Gay and Ivory Blevins at home; one sister, Mrs. Joel Crace of route 1, Fort Gay and 33 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

BOWEN, Yvonne

Yvonne Bowen, born September 15, at a local hospital, passed away September 16 at 11:30 a.m. She was a daughter of Nancy Sammons and Jessie Harrison Bowen, of Glenhayes, WV. Graveside services were held at the Ratliff Cemetery, Glenhayes, WV, September 17, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Surviving besides the parents are one sister, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Bowen, Fort Gay, WV and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sammons of Glenhayes, WV. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

CARTER, Jay

Jay Carter, 68 years old of Proctorville, OH, a former resident of Adams, KY, died  September 20, at his home. Funeral services were held September 22 at 2:30 p.m. from the Seventh day Adventist Church in Huntington, WV. Burial was in the Woodmere Cemetery. Among the survivors are two brothers, Kay Carter, of route 4, Louisa and Bill Carter of Cherokee, KY. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1951

 

CASTLE, James Monroe

1890-1951

James Monroe Castle, 61, of Ulysses, KY, died at 8:55 p.m. September 16 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p. m., Wednesday, at the United Baptist Church at Lowmansville, KY. He was born June 7, 1890, in Johnson County, a son of the late Thomas and Victoria Daniels Castle.  He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vessie Mae O'Bryan Castle; seven daughters, Misses Adelene Maxine, Beatrice Mae, Cora Victoria, Louberta, and Janell Marvene Castle at home and Miss Jewell Castle of Louisa; four sons, Private First Class Aubrey E. Castle serving in the Army at Frieburg, Germany, and Thomas Glen, Lonnie Paul and Hyte E. Castle at home; three sisters, Mrs. James Daniels, London, Ohio, Mrs. Ales Pelphrey, Galloway, Ohio, and Mrs. Troy VanHoose, Ashland; four half-sisters, Mrs. Paul Wellman, and Mrs. Zella Martha Castle, Baltimore, Mrs. Andy Lipp, Columbus, and Mrs. Fred Steele, Cordell; three brothers, Craig Castle, Thealka, Harry Castle, Columbus, Ohio and Ernest Castle, Wayland, and grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

COLE, Willie

A gunman sent up from Lawrence County after staging a 19 cent holdup, dived head first 40 feet to his death Sunday just after being found hiding with three other prisoners atop the boiler room at La Grange, KY State Reformatory.  Warden Renald L. Whaley reported Willie Cole, 32, darted to the edge of the building roof and jumped head foremost to the concrete paving below. Whaley said it definitely was suicide. Cole entered La Grange last November to serve a 21 year sentence for armed assault. He was convicted of holding up and beating William Fletcher Smith, 73, of route 2, Louisa. The holdup yielded only 19 cents, the Lawrence County sheriff's office said. Incidentally, Smith was killed in a bus accident last September 2 between Louisa and Inez. Cole made his break as several guards were taking the four prisoners from the roof--where they apparently had hidden about 48 hours. Officials said the four early Friday morning cut through a restroom grating. At first it was believed they fled over the prison wall. But instead they mad their way to the boiler room roof. Two other prisoner earlier Friday fled over the wall amid a hail of shots. One of these was captured Saturday. Just after daybreak yesterday, the warden said, a guard detected movement atop the boiler room. Guards then found the four prisoners. Warden Whaley said Cole had told his companions he would not be taken alive. Cole had lived in "The Point" section of Lawrence County. The sheriff's office said Cole's estranged wife and several children reside in Louisa. The other found with Cole on the boiler room roof were listed as Larry Sammons, 27, Pike County, serving five years for grand larceny, James North, 23, Hazard, 17 years for voluntary manslaughter, and Ed Meade, 30, Lawrence County, five years for grand larceny. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

MERRITT, Willard

1925-1951

Willard Merritt, 26, died in Cookville, TN, on September 4 at 2 a.m. after a lingering illness. Mr. Merritt was born in Cookville, on August 23, 1925, a son of the late James Merritt and Mrs. Hattie Smith Merritt and he formerly resided at Flatwoods, KY. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. The body lay in state one hour at the church before services. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 conducted military rites at the grave. He was a member of W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Margaret Ethel Martin and one daughter, Glennis Carolyn at home and three sisters, Mrs. Roy Voisard, Mrs. Dot Trimble, and Mrs. Lon Lambert all of Dayton, OH. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1951

 

MILLER, Larry Joe

1951-1951

Larry Joe Miller, 13 hour old son of Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Miller of Louisa route 1, died September 5 at 7:15 a.m. He was born September 4 at Louisa, the son of Graydon and Joycie Hatfield Miller. Graveside services were conducted September 7 at 10 a.m. from the Hatfield cemetery at Lowmansville, KY, with Rev. Charley Young officiating. Survivors include the parents, two sisters, one brother, and the grandparents, Henry Miller, route 1 Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Kenis Hatfield of Lowmansville, KY. The funeral was under the conduction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1951

 

MIROS, Mary V.

Mrs. Mary V. Miros, 67 years old, of Huntington died Sunday in a Huntington hospital and was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery following funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. John Pack officiating. Mrs. Miros is survived by a son, Mike Miros of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1951

 

PRESTON, Geneva Jewell

1949-1951

Geneva Jewell Preston, one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Preston of Webb, WV route 1, died Monday September 3, at 3:40 a.m. She was born on October 6, 1949. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 5 at 2 p.m. at the home with Rev. Rush Frazier officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Webb, WV, route 1. Survivors in addition to the father and mother, include three sisters, Hazel, Kay and Barbara Preston, all at home; two brothers, Ronald Ray and Colonel, both at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Preston, SR. of Mont Coal, WV and Mr. Colonel Hammond of Webb, WV route 1. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1951

 

SARTIN, Monroe

1951-1951

Monroe Sartin, one month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleotis Sartin of Inez, KY died September 5 at 3 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. He was born July 23, 1951 in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Thursday September 6 at the Triplett Cemetery in Inez with the Rev. Frank Damron officiating. Survivors in addition to the parents include one sister, Ethel Faye Sartin and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sartin. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1951

 

SMITH, William Fletcher

1878-1951

William Fletcher Smith, 73 of route 2, Fort Gay, WV passed away September 7 at 6 p.m. in a local hospital. His death was attributed to injuries received in a bus wreck five days ago. Mr. Smith, a retired carpenter, was born January 1, 1878, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Workman Smith. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. from the Workman Cemetery route 2, Louisa, with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie McKenzie, Lodi, OH and Mrs. Paul Harris, Huntington, WV; two sons, Charles W. Smith and Anthony W. Smith, both of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, 8 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1951

 

VANHOOSE, Herman

The body of a middle-aged man tentatively identified as Herman VanHoose of Lowmansville, KY near Paintsville, was found early Tuesday on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway right-of-way near Ranger, WV the state police reported. His skull was crushed and his left leg severed. The body was discovered in the middle of the tracks about 6:30 a.m.  Police said his right leg previously had been amputated and that he was walking on crutches when he apparently was struck by a train Monday night. The victim was identified by a bank book on his body. The book showed a $30 deposit in a Pikeville bank. The body was taken to the McGhee Funeral Home in West Hamlin, WV. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1951

 

WARD, Reathel Faye

1951-1951

Reathel Faye Ward, two months and 18 days old, passed away September 16, at 9 a.m. Born June 28, 1951, she was a daughter of Lonnie Britton and Annie Belle Ward of Webbville. Funeral services were held September 17 at 2 p.m. at the home of John Perkins, Webbville, KY with Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Evelyn, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Perkins, Webbville and Mr. and Mrs. George Carter, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1951

 

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ADAMS, Maude (Webb)

1894-1951

Mrs. Maude Adams, 56, 3313 South 29th Street, Ashland, died in King's Daughters' Hospital Thursday following an illness of three days. Mrs. Adams was born December 21, 1894, at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of Wade and Elizabeth Smith Webb. She was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence B. Hicks officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are the husband, E. R. Adams, two sons, Charles Adams of Mesa, AZ and Howard Adams, of Grahn, KY, two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Ison, Ashland, and Miss Betty Adams, at home; two brothers, Victor Webb, Detroit, and Floyd Webb of Ceredo, WV, a sister, Mrs. Grace Corder, West Van Lear, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

BEVINS,

On Saturday, September 22, a son, weighing 4 1/2 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Dean Bevins of Dayton, OH. The baby unnamed, died Sunday, September 23 in the St. Ann's Hospital in Dayton. Funeral services, conducted by Hoyne Funeral Home, were performed at 3 p.m. last Monday. Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Surviving are the parents, Mrs. Harriet Bevins and Mr. Jimmie Dean Bevins, formerly of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

BRADLEY, David Martin

1875-1951

David Martin (Mart) Bradley, 76, died October 1, in a Mt. Clemens, MI hospital, after an illness of one week. A retired farmer, Mr. Bradley resided in Busseyville, near Louisa until 8 years ago, when he moved to Mt. Clemens. He was born June 20, 1875, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wesley and Mary Waldeck Bradley. His brother, Fred Bradley, was killed in Louisa about a month ago when struck by a freight train. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. L. E. Wallace, Sr., and Mrs. Alvis O. See of Louisa and Mrs. J. N. Compton of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and one nephew, George Bradley of Akron, OH. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

BRONSON, William

Mrs. Henry D. Hatfield, of Huntington, has returned from Bristol, TN, where she was summoned on account of the sudden death of her brother, William M. Bronson, 73, retired insurance agent, who died Tuesday, September 25. He had been ill for a few days of pneumonia. Burial was made in the Bristol Cemetery Thursday morning. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lawson Selder Bronson of Winfield, KY. His mother was Lou Salyers of Louisa and his father's family were natives of South Carolina and owned a large plantation near Charleston in Civil War days. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

BURKE, David F.

Funeral services for David F. Burke, 55, who died October 11, 1951 at his home following a heart attack, were held Sunday, October 14, 1951 at Monroe, MI. Mr. Burke was the son of the late G. L. and Fannie See Burke, former residents of Lawrence County before moving to Michigan in 1915. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter, three sisters and a brother, W. H. Burke of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

CORDLE, Jay

Jay Cordle, 22, Blaine, KY, died Thursday shortly after noon in Grant Hospital, Columbus, as a result of injuries received in a fight with Robert Thompson, 18, Cordell, KY, Monday evening at a wood-cutting camp near Honey Forks, OH. On charges filed by Edmund Cordle, Cordle's father, in Justice of Peace Sam Whikehart's court, a warrant for Thompson's arrest was issued to Sheriff A. J. Waldron Thursday afternoon. Although the fight occurred around 8:30 Monday evening, Sheriff Waldron was not notified until after 9 Tuesday night. Upon investigation, he learned from Jess Chaffin, Blaine, KY, and Paris Tackew, Wilbur, KY, witnesses of the fight and fellow workers of the two men, that Cordle and Thompson had had several arguments during the day over a disagreement concerning Cordle's wife. Several times a fight started, but each time it was broken up by Chaffin and Tackew, according to the witnesses. They said that Cordle and Thompson had been drinking during the evening and after another argument, the fight began in earnest.

 

During the fight, Chaffin and Tackew said, Thompson picked up something and hit Cordle over the head with it. This something found by Sheriff Waldron Wednesday, proved to be a wooden stake used on open trucks to prevent the load from sliding off. the stake was three inches in diameter and18 inches long. Cordle's father, who is a foreman of the outfit, returned to camp Tuesday morning from Logan where he had been staying. Finding his son unable to go to work, he and the three others went to work as usual. When they returned at noon, they found younger Cordle unconscious and an ambulance was called to take him to the Hocking Valley Hospital.

 

The Logan hospital reported his condition as being very serious and Wednesday night he was taken to Grant Hospital in Columbus, where he was admitted at 12:45 a.m. Thursday. an examination revealed that Cordle's skull was fractured in several places and that he had suffered brain injuries. An operation was performed Thursday morning. His death occurred at 12:25 p.m. Coroner Dr. Evans has not yet released an official verdict as to the cause of death.

 

Cordle's father had meanwhile fired Thompson from the job and brought him into Logan, instructing him to return to Kentucky. He said that he didn't want Thompson to cause any more trouble. Thompson's brother is the elder Cordle's son in law. This was before the extent of the younger Cordle's injuries were known, and partially explains the delay before Sheriff Waldron was contacted which was not until after Cordle had been taken to the hospital and Thompson had presumably returned to Kentucky. When the elder Cordle learned of the death of his son he filed charges with the justice of the peace on the grounds that Thompson had unlawfully and maliciously caused the death of his son. big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

EVANS, Wilson

1951-1951

Funeral services for Wilson Evans, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans of Webb, WV, died Thursday in a Huntington hospital, were conducted at the home at 10:30 a.m. Friday by the Rev. James Mosley. Burial was in Copley Cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1951

 

GARTIN, James

1951-1951

Funeral services for James Gartin, 11 hour old son of Charlie and Arlena Sparks Gratin of Martha, who died in a Louisa hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday September 30 at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gartin, Sr. on Knobb Branch at Blaine. the Rev. Willie Sparks officiated. Burial was in the Gartin Cemetery at Blaine. The body was taken to the home of the paternal grandparents from the Curtright Funeral Home. Additional survivors include a sister, Miss Stella Lucille Gartin at home and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sparks of Martha, KY. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

HAYES, Lou (Miller)

1869-1951

Mrs. Lou Miller Hayes, 82, route 1, Louisa, died at her home October 4, after an illness of two months Her husband, Leander Hayes, died 40 years ago. Born March 30, 1869, in Lawrence County, Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late Att and Anna Salyers Miller. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the residence on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Jay Preston officiating. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. October 5. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Nola Hayes, at home, Mrs. Ed George, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Jeff Chandler, Lowmansville, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1951

 

MOORE, Charles W.

1887-1951

Rev. Charles Warren Moore, 64, of Adams, KY, died October 18, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alvey Gussler of Columbus, OH after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dry Ridge Methodist Church by the Rev. S. V. Ball. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery at Rich Creek. Mr. Moore was born June 24, 1887, at Martha, KY, a son of the late Wesley and Ledocia McKinster Moore. He was a retired Methodist minister and farmer and a former deputy sheriff of Lawrence County. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora Jan Burton Moore; 8 other daughters, Mrs. Joseph Crabtree, Mrs. Ernie Adams, Mrs. Connie Moore, Mrs. Willie Kelley, Mrs. Charles Osborne, and Mrs. Richard Kredel of Columbus, Mrs. John Boran of  Detroit and Mrs. Leonard Gussler of Louisa; three sons, Isaac W., Russell B. and Paul M. Moore of Columbus and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Spencer, Mrs. Scott Thompson, and Mrs. Cynthia Cramer of Charley, KY and 33 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Leonard Gussler of Louisa from the Curtright Funeral Home Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

 

NEWBERRY, Sadie (Maynard)

Mrs. Sadie Newberry, 79 years old died at 10 a.m. October 15 at the home of a niece, Mrs. A. W. Goode of Stirrat. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Community Church. at Stirrat Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Mrs. Newberry was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Maynard and the widow of John C. Newberry. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Kenova. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jack Parsley of Naugatuck and Mrs. Nancy Heltsey of Glen Hope, WV. Mrs. Newberry was reared on Rockcastle Creek, in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1951

 

PIGMAN, Dock

1893-1951

Dock Pigman, 58, of Louisa route 4, died on October 8 at 6 p.m. after an illness of 3 years.  Mr. Pigman was born April 6, 1893 at Prestonsburg, KY, a son of the late Dee and Rachel Calhoun Pigman. He had been married at Alafair Wheeler Pigman for the past 24 years. A retired livestock dealer and farmer, Mr. Pigman had resided at Cherokee for 13 years prior to moving to Louisa route 4. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the home with the Rev. Isaac Stratton of Prestonsburg officiating. Burial was in the Pigman Cemetery on Louisa route 4. The deceased, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the W. O. Johnson Post No. 89, is survived by his wife, six sons, Elmer J. of Louisa, John, Wallace, Dock, Jack B. and Kay Pigman, all at home and three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Chewins, Mrs. T. I. Ford and Mrs. Dave Patton, all of Prestonsburg, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1951

 

PRESTON, Curtis W.

1871-1951

Curtis W. Preston, 79, of South Point, OH, died Monday September 24, at General Hospital inn Ironton, OH where he had been a patient since Sunday noon. He had been in failing health for several months, but was visiting relatives in Portsmouth when he became critically ill. He was born at Georges Creek, October 7, 1871, the son of the late Hamilton and Julia Preston. Survivors include besides his daughter, a son, Kenneth, Paintsville, KY; two sisters, Mrs. George Burgess of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs.. John Henry Preece, Louisa, two brothers, George Preston, Georges Creek, John Preston, Phoenix, AZ, one grandson, John Curtis Boggs, South Point, Oh.. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Paintsville with the pastor Rev. C. H. Hockensmith and Rev. W. E. Caudill, pastor First Baptist Church of South Point, officiating. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

SCHOLZE, Hillagarde (Rolfe)

1882-1951

Mrs. Homer A. Scholze, 69 years old of Huntington, who died at 11 a.m. Monday at her home, was buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa, following funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington. Mrs. Scholze was born June 6, 1882, at Louisa, a daughter of the late William D. and Jennie Border Bickel Rolfe. She married the late Homer A. Scholze in 1901 and had lived in Huntington since 1925. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert H. C. Kay of Charleston and three grandchildren, Misses Elsie and Hildegarde Kay of Charleston and Second Lieutenant Robert A. Kay stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ. She was a sister of the late Robert A. Bickel of Huntington. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1951

 

STACEY, Etta

1892-1951

Miss Etta Stacey, 58, died at 8:30 Sunday night at her home in Ashland, following an illness of three months. Miss Stacey, a resident of Ashland for 10 years, was born December 29, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Adam and Jane Price Stacey. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. E. A. Curry officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are two brothers, George Stacey, Georges Creek, KY, and Blaine Stacey, Patrick, KY and a sister, Miss Sarah Stacey, Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1951

 

STACEY, Phyllis Jean

1950-1951

Phyllis Jean Stacey, one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stacey of Flint, MI, formerly of Louisa, died October 18, in an Ann Arbor, MI hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford by the Rev. Sammie Branham prior to burial there. Additional survivors include the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Frazier of Clifford and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Stacey of Patrick, KY. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Frazier, October 20, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

TAYLOR, Edmond

1869-1951

Edmond Taylor, 82, retired cattle dealer and farmer of Coalton, KY, died at 9 a.m. Monday at his home following an illness of ten years. Mr. Taylor, a resident of Coalton for 22 years, was born in Lawrence County, KY, August 26, 1869, a son of William and Ellen Poteet Taylor. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princess Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Enkle, pastor officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Loudelia Taylor, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ross, route 1, Rush, two sons, Earsel Taylor, Coalton and Herman E. Taylor, Ashland, and a brother, William Taylor, Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1951

 

THOMPSON, Rosalie (Smith)

1914-1951

Mrs. Rosalie Smith Thompson, 37, of Fort Gay, route 2, died Tuesday at her home following an illness of four years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the home of the mother, Mrs. Betty Porter Smith of Fort Gay, route 2. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born October 17, 1914. Her late father was Adam Smith. Surviving in addition to her mother are the husband, Freelin Thompson, to whom she had been married for 14 years; a daughter, Lillian Thompson at home; two sisters, Mrs. Harry L. Brady of Huntington and Miss Minerva Smith of Fort Gay route 2. The body has been taken to the mother's home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

WEAVER, Nancy Jane (Boggs)

Mrs. Nancy Jane Weaver, 71, of Louisa route 1, died October 15 at her home after an illness of six years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. October 17 at the Smokey Valley Church, near Louisa, by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the Clay cemetery at Louisa, route 1. Mrs. Weaver was born January 15, 1880, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Gordon and Martha Hale Boggs. Survivors include the husband, William Weaver, and two brothers, the Rev. W. N. Boggs of Louisa route 1, and Hughie Boggs of Sunbury, OH. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1951

 

WELLS, Barney

1876-1951

Barney "Bud" Wells, 75, retired Lawrence County merchant, died Monday at 6:20 p.m. at Jay Yates home on route 4, Louisa. Mr. Wells was a resident of Webbville, KY, and had formerly resided at Brammer Gap for 20 years. He was born July 20, 1876, a son of the late Larkin and Rosa Watson Wells, in Boyd County, KY. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Thompson Wells; one son, Virgil Wells, Xenia, OH, two sisters, Mrs. William Shivel, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. George Webb, Webbville, KY, three brothers, Labe Wells of Ashland, William Wells, Jackson, OH and Zack Wells of Charleston, WV, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel Church with the Revs. Willie W. Moore and Jack Perry officiating. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

WILEY, Thomas

1864-1951

Funeral services for Thomas Wiley, 87, of Ulysses, KY, who died Saturday after three months illness were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church on route 23 near Louisa. The Rev. Charles Young officiated and burial was in the Lyons Cemetery. He was born September 15, 1884, a son of the late William and Rosa Travis Wiley. A farmer and retired miner by occupation, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Terry Wiley, two daughters, Mrs. George Castle and Mrs. Brad Walker, both of Norwalk, OH; two sons, Edgar and Roscoe Wiley of Berlin Height, OH and one brother Carl Wiley of Inez, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1951

 

WILLIAMS, David O.

1866-1951

David O. Williams, 85, of Hannah, KY died October 15, at his home after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hannah. Mr. Williams was born April 11, 1866, in Hannah, a son of the late Jacob and Phoebe Williams. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Hannah. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martilia Swann Williams; two sons, Curtis  Williams of Blevins, KY and Estel Williams of Ashland, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Reba Galion of Stephens, KY and Mrs. Sarah Boggs of South Charleston, OH; two brothers, Nelson Williams of Carterville, MO and J. P. Williams of Hannah and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1951

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BENTLEY, Jennie (Carter)

1883-1951

Mrs. Jennie Carter Bentley, 68, of Webbville, route 1, (Bell's Trace) died late Wednesday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of five weeks. She was the wife of D. C. (Dock) Bentley. She and Mr. Bentley had been married for 52 years and had lived in the Bell's Trace locality for 15 years. She was born at Cadmus, KY, January 22, 1883, a daughter of the late Cam and Priscilla Jobe Carter. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Curtright Funeral Home here by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the husband are a granddaughter, Emma Jean Woodie of Welch, WV, a grandson, Private Marvin C. Woodie, with the Army in Korea; a sister, Mrs. Perry Prize of Coolidge, AZ; five brothers, Ray and Bascomb Carter of Coolidge, Arlie Carter of Nolan, WV, and Clarence and Silas Carter of Echo, WV. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1951

 

BURCHETT, Arthur H.

Arthur H. Burchett, 60 years old, of Huntington, route 1, who died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. at Crooks' Chapel with the Rev. Charles Plybon and the Rev. W. Robert Reynolds officiating. Mr. Burchett had been owner and operator of the Burchett Dairy Co. for the past 25 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lula Burchett; two sons, Homer Burchett of Huntington, route 2, and Lucien Burchett of Alloy; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Christian of Huntington and Mrs. Luke Moore of Norfolk, VA, the stepmother, Mrs. Maggie Burchett of Louisa, KY; two half sisters, Mrs. Harvey Priest of Louisa and Mrs. Gladys Hall of Lexington, KY; one sister, Mrs. Maude Johnston of Clarksburg, WV; four half brothers, Robert Burchett with the Army at Los Angeles, George Burchett of Los Angeles, Oliver Burchett of Louisa and Fulton Burchett of Huntington; five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1951

 

CASTLE, Earl

1928-1951

Earl Castle, 24, of Lowmansville, was killed October 22 in a slate fall in a mine of the Tutor Key Coal Company at the Mouth of Rush. His injuries included a broken neck and crushed vertebra. It was reported that the victim who had been employed at the mine for the past 15 months had returned to his place of work after lunch time.  As he stooped to pick up a shovel, the fall of heavy slate occurred, crushing him beneath it.  He died shortly after being removed from the mine and before medical aid could be secured. With him at the time of the accident was Richel Castle. Born in Johnson County January 28, 1928, he was the son of Elroe Castle and the late Montie Borders Castle.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers. The Tutor Key Coal Company is owned and operated by Walter Castle and son, Willard Castle, of Lowmansville. Surviving besides the father are five brothers, Hershell Castle, Eugene Castle, Billy Castle, Darrell Castle, John Allen Castle, and one sister, Ruth Castle, all of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 24, at 2 p. m. at the family residence by Rev. Robert Castle and Rev. Leonard Walters. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1951

 

CASTLE, John Z.

1875-1951

John Z. Castle, 76, of Ulysses, KY, died at a local hospital, Tuesday noon of injuries suffered when struck by a car near his home at 10 a.m. Deputy sheriff Jack Payne, who investigated the accident stated that the car driven by William C. Humphrey of Justell, KY. Humphrey stated that he was a soldier on furlough and was driving to visit his mother who was ill in a Huntington hospital. The accident occurred on U. S. Route 23 near Ulysses, KY. the driver stated that Castle started to cross the road, doubled back and then walked into the rear of the automobile. Witnesses reported one leg was severed ant that the victim suffered other leg and head injuries. the Lawrence County Grand Jury returned an indictment of involuntary manslaughter against Humphrey before it was excused. funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Bird Webb and the Rev. Don Fraley. Burial will be in the Ira Borders Cemetery near the home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ruthie Castle; one daughter, Mrs. Hanney Miller of Mechanicsburg, OH, four sons, Ray Castle of Amherstdale, WV, Walter and Otto Castle of Ulysses, and Edgell Castle of Thealka, KY; one sister, Mrs. Mary Prewitt of Ceredo, WV and one half sister, Mrs. Millie Bowen of Thealka. The body was taken this morning from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1951

 

COX, Brenda

1951-1951

Services were held at Borders Chapel at Georges Creek at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, for Brenda Cox, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claudis Cox of Georges Creek. The Rev. Jeff Perry officiated and interment was in the  Borders Cemetery at Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1951

 

CRAFT, John

Funeral services for John Craft, 25, who died Saturday morning following injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday morning on U. S. route 23, 15 miles above Louisa, were conducted at the home of his father and mother, Charlie and Plinie McQuinn Craft of Rousseau, KY, Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Craft Cemetery at Gauge, KY. Mr. Craft was en route to his father's home when his automobile collided with a truck driven by H. B. Flack of Printer, KY. Also in the truck was G. R. Marting of Prestonsburg, KY, owner of the truck. Mr. Flack and Mr. Marting were uninjured. Mr. Craft, a veteran of World War II was employed by the Westinghouse Electric Co., at Mansfield, OH. In the accident he received a skull fracture, compound fractures of the arms and was a victim of shock. Survivors include, in addition to the parents, a sister, Miss Connie Craft at home; a brother, Clay Craft of Gauge, KY and a niece. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1951

 

CRANK, Leo F.

1893-1951

Leo F. Crank, 58, of Louisa route 4, died at 6:15 p.m. November 6 in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Crank was born in Fallsburg, KY, March 9, 1893, a son of the late Frank and Carolyn Casey Crank. He was a meat cutter in Huntington for 25 years before his retirement 8 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Roxie Ann Hager Crank; one daughter, Mrs. Maynard L. Turner of Huntington; one sons, Private First Class Donald Leo Crank, Fort Ord, CA; one sister, Mrs. Bristo Roberts of Louisa route 3; two brothers, Millard and Eugene Crank of Louisa route 4 and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fallsburg Methodist Church with Dr. Arthur Beckett of Huntington officiating. Burial was in the Crank cemetery on route 4. The W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 of American Legion conducted graveside services. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1951

 

DAMRON, Arron W.

The body of Pvt. Arron W. Damron, 23, of Glenhayes, WV who was killed in action in Korea on April 29, 1951, will arrived in Louisa today for burial services. Pvt. Damron, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cloister Damron, was born March 21, 1928 at Pinson Fork, KY. He was a graduate of Louisa High School in the class of 1949. Pvt. Damron had been in Korea only 13 days before he was killed. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Glenhayes Church with the Rev. Willie W. Moore officiating. Members of W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 will conduct military rites at the grave. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa until the time of the services. Surviving are foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Maynard of Glenhayes and five brothers, Mack, U. S. Army in Germany, Lloyd in Huntington, Atlas and Billie both of Cleveland, OH and Dannie of Huntington; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Damron of Glenhayes and Wayne Meade, sr. of Dunlow, WV. Big Sandy News, November 29,1951

 

GREEN, Willie W.

1879-1951

Willie W. Green, 72, died at his home at Lowmansville at 9:15 p.m., November 3, 1951 after a 6- month illness. The son of the late Burl and Angeline Caudill Green, he was born in Lawrence County March 4, 1879.  A successful farmer of his section, he was also a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Sparks Green, and three daughters, Mrs. August Curnette, Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Angie Boggs, Martha, Ky., and Mrs. Monnie Blevins, Painesville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, by Revs. Byrd Webb and Nathan VanHoose.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sycamore under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1951

 

HAMILTON, Sarah (Ison)

1871-1951

Sarah Hamilton, 80, prominent Red Bush resident, died at her home at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 1951, after an illness of nearly a year. The daughter of the late Isom and Libby Ison, she was born in Elliott County, Mary 29,1871.  She had lived at Red Bush for fifty-five years and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was married to Ben Hamilton who preceded her in death July 12, 1948. Survivors include four children; one daughter, Prudy Hamilton, Red Bush; three sons, Estill and Isom, Red Bush, and Emery, New Richmond, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, by Rev. A.V. Bradley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1951

 

HAYES, Mary Jane (Short)

Mrs. Mary Jane Hayes, 69, of Louisa, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in a Louisa hospital of complications which followed injuries suffered in a fall at her home earlier last week. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Young Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. J.C. Hager and Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. She was born April 20, 1882, at Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late James and Sarah White Short. She and her husband, Tom Hayes, who survives, had been married for 47 years. The husband is a retired oil well contractor. Surviving in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Chatfield of Collingswood, NJ and Mrs. O. J. Short, of Louisa; a son, Tom Hayes, Jr., of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Loutisha Marcum of Louisa, Mrs. Martha Ball and Mrs. Emma Rice of Louisa, route 4; a brother, Jack Short of Louisa route 4 and four grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until burial. Big Sandy news, November 29, 1951

 

HOGSTON, Catherine

1951-1951

Graveside services for Catherine Hogston, one day old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denny Hogston of Cherokee, KY who died Sunday in a Louisa hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the May Cemetery at Cherokee. The mother was the former Miss Susann Young. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Webbville, KY route 1. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1951

 

JOHNSON, John Jay

1867-1951

J. J. Johnson, 84, former state senator, deputy auditor and deputy treasurer, died November 8 in a Louisville hospital following an illness of one year. Mr. Johnson was born in Lawrence County, KY in 1867, a son of George and Zora Vinson Johnson, and practiced law before being elected to the State Senate in 1898. Following four years as senator, he was employed as abstractor for the Consolidated Coal & Coke Co., Jenkins, KY until 1936. He then served a term as deputy state auditor and one term as deputy state treasurer. In 1942, he became assistant secretary of state, a position he held until his illness. His wife, Mrs. Jock Carey Johnson, died in 1949. Mr. Johnson resided in Louisa for 42 years prior to moving to Frankfort and Jenkins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are one son, J. J. Johnson, Jr., Chicago; a brother, Richard Johnson, Lexington, KY, a grandson, J.J. Johnson, III, Miami, FL and two great granddaughters. Big Sandy News, November 15,1951

 

MIROS, Michael

Funeral services for Michael Miros, 66, of 618 South High Street, Guyandotte, who died Friday in a Huntington hospital following a long illness were conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church by Father John Park. Burial was in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Mr. Miros was born in Poland and came to this county in 1901. On February 14, 1909, he married the former Mary Posluszna, who preceded him in death September 23. In 1923 he came to Huntington and worked for the International Nickel Co. for 27 years until his retirement six years ago. The Knights of Columbus said the Rosary at the Reger Funeral Home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Surviving are five sons, Frank, John, Stanley and Paul Miros, all of Huntington and Mike Jr. of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Matthew Burns, Jr., and Mrs. Wilfred Stone, both of Huntington, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1951

 

NOE, Grace (Ball)

Mrs. Grace Noe, 55 years old, of Genoa WV died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home after an illness of one year. Survivors include the husband, Sam Noe; four sons, Clovis Noe of Slagle, Clarence and Sam Noe, Jr., of Rittman, OH, and Frank Noe of Tomah, WS; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ramey of Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Mildred Lester and Mrs. Katherine Sword of Fort Gay, three brothers, Theron Ball of Kenova and W. r. Ball of Sidney; one sister, Mrs. A. L. Frazier of Wayne and 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1951

 

NUNERY, James

1865-1951

James Nunery, 86, of Ulysses, KY, died November 4, at his home after an illness of two months. He was born February 22, 1865, a son of the late Steven and Nancy Ray Nunery. He was a retired farmer and had resided at Ulysses for a period of 3 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 6 from the home with the Revs. Henry Parsons and W. M. Fraley officiating. He was buried at the Nunery Cemetery at Thomas, KY. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Baker Nunery, to whom he was married in 1886; one son, J. D. Nunery of Ulysses; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. James, Allen, KY,, Mrs. W. D. Steel, Betsy Layne, KY and Mrs. Toliver McCoy, Meta, KY; one brother, Tom Nunery of Martin County and one sister, Mrs. Layde Lowe of Meta, KY. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1951

 

REYNOLDS, Edward R.

1868-1951

Edward R. Reynolds, 83, retired merchant of Fort Gay, WV, died November 7 in a Huntington hospital following an illness of 11 months. Mr. Reynolds was born October 22, 1868 in Wayne County, WV, a son of James Silas and Elizabeth Wellman Reynolds. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds; four daughters, Mrs. Belva Parker, Belmont, TX, Mrs. Neil Workman and Mrs. Goble Porter, Kenova, and Mrs. Perkins Ellis, Richmond, VA; three sisters, Mrs. James Bromley and Mrs. Charles Crutcher, Huntington and Mrs. Zea Vinson, Louisa, and two brothers, Barney Reynolds, Huntington, and Benton Reynolds, Miami, FL. Funeral services were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1951

 

RIFFE, Waldon Ray

Waldon Ray Riffe, 56, Webbville, KY, died in Stovall Hospital Saturday following an illness of one week. Mr. Riffe was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Willard Lodge 626 F & AM. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sandy Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus Suttles and the Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiating. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery at Webbville. The body was removed from the Satterly-Phillips Funeral Home, Grayson, KY to the residence Monday afternoon. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Belva Riffe, a daughter, Glenna Riffe, at home, three sons, William Riffe, Webbville, Charles and Waldon Jr., at home; the mother, Mrs. Mary Riffe, Ashland, four sisters, Mrs. Martha Woods, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Alpha Wilson and Mrs. Elba Roberts, Webbville, and Mrs. Ruby Miller, Ashland and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1951

 

SAVAGE, Jay Bill

1906-1951

Jay Bill Savage, 45, of Fallsburg, was killed in a dust explosion at Borderland, WV Sunday, November 11. He was born 1q906, a son of the late Lewis and Martha Savage, at Fallsburg, KY. Funeral services were held Wednesday November 14, at 2 p.m. at the home, with Wayne Damron, Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the Savage Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Elza Williams Savage; six sons, Junior, Bill, Delons, Elbert, Homer and Daniel Keith Savage, two daughters, Dora Jean and Carol Sue Savage; one brother, John Savage, Chatteroy, WV, two sisters, Julia Savage and Mary Bowling, Borderland, WV. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1951

 

SMITH, Lindsey

1894-1951

Lindsey Smith, 57, of Louisa route 2, died at 9 a.m. November 9 in a Huntington hospital after an illness of five months. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Sarah Prince of Louisa route 2. Burial was in the Hardwick Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Mr. Smith was born March 10, 1894, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Jake and Rachel Hinkle Smith. He was a veteran of World War I. Graveside rites were conducted by W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 of the American Legion. Mrs. Prince is the only immediate survivor. The body was taken to the Prince home at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1951

 

STROUSE, Elmer Lee

1951-1951

Elmer Lee Strouse, on month old son of Charles and Goldie Presley Strouse of Webbville, KY, route 1, died October 24 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Crabtree Cemetery by the Rev. Elbert Adams and the Rev. Leonard Adams. Additional survivors include three sisters, five brothers, and the maternal grandfather, Jack Presley of Webbville. The body was taken to the residence from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1951

 

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BOGGS, Willie Ann

Mrs. Willie Ann Boggs, 84, of Hannah, KY, died Tuesday at her home following an illness of 10 years. She was the widow of Nelson Thomas Boggs who died in 1923. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial will be in Boggs Cemetery at Hannah. Mrs. Boggs was born in Wise County, VA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Boggs Stidham. She had lived in the vicinity of Blaine for 82 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. S. Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Mitchell Ross of Waverly, OH; three sons, Lonnie C. Boggs of Springfield, OH, Joe Boggs of Blaine, KY, and Ted Boggs of London, OH: a sister, Mrs. Mollie Sweeney of Maloneton, KY; two brothers, Clem Stidham of South Webster, OH and James Stidham of Springfield and 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body will be taken tot he home from the Young Funeral Hoe one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1951

 

COMPTON, Kenas F.

1885-1951

Kenas F. Compton, 66, of West Russell, KY, a former resident of Louisa, died at his home at 3 p.m. Christmas day following a heart attack. Mr. Compton, a C & O Brakeman on the Lexington Division for the past 40 years, was born November 7, 1885, at route 4, Louisa. He was a son of the late John and Addie Burke Compton. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m. from the First Church of God at Russell. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery at Prichard, WV. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Nolda Fannin Compton; four daughters, Mrs. Adelaide Fouts, Ironton, OH, Mrs. James Profitt, Calhoun, VA, Miss Ruth Compton and Miss Virginia Compton, both at home; four sons, Roland Compton, Waco, TX, Milton Compton, Cincinnati, OH, Jack Compton, Fort Gay, WV, and Fred Compton, of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren; two half sisters, Mrs. Leslie Layne and Miss Dixie Compton of route 4, Louisa; seven half brothers, Sam Compton, route 4, Louisa, D. C. Compton, Paintsville, KY, R. L. Compton, of Ashland, KY, C. W. Compton, Paintsville, Tom Compton, Rush, KY, Jay Compton, route 4, Louisa, and Blaine Compton, Columbus, OH.. The body will be taken to the residence in Russell, Thursday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

COPLEY, Joe Arthur

Joe Arthur Copley, 54, of Fort Gay, route 2, died December 11 at his home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Julia Copley; one son, Jack V. Copley with the Army in Japan; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce L. Hart of Fort Gay, route 2; two brothers, Paul Copley of Fort Gay and A. F. Copley of Rittman, OH and one sister, Mrs. Ferbie Thompson of Genoa route 1. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1951

 

DIALS, Helen B.

1909-1951

Mrs. Helen B. Dials, 42, died at 12:30 a.m. December 20 at the home of the mother, Mrs. Addie Rice Dials of Louisa, after an illness of seven years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. E. P. Swann and the Rev. Willie Moore. Mrs. Dials was born February 14, 1909, a daughter of Mrs. Addie Rice Dials and the late John Dials. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. G. Nix of Fairlawn, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Kindle of Brownsville, TX; two brothers, Warrant Officer Thomas D. Dials and John M. Dials of Louisa and one granddaughter. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

ELKINS, Gilbert

Gilbert Elkins, 79, of Kenova, died Friday morning at the home of a son Clyde Elkins of Proctorville, OH, route 1, after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eighteenth Street Pentecostal Church at Kenova by the Rev. Ed Gilbert. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Ashland. Additional survivors include five other sons, Audie Elkins of Hi Hat, KY, Paul Elkins of Kenova, Bernard Elkins of Flint, MI, Douglas Elkins of Catlettsburg, and Donald Elkins of Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Frame of Flat Gap, KY and Mrs. Bessie Alley of Gallipolis, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Buton, Toledo; a step son, Ballard McPeck of Grayhill, KY; and three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Elkins of Big Creek, Mrs. Spicy Elkins of Baltimore and Mrs. Marim Dyre of Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1951

 

EVANS, William Franklin

1872-1951

William Franklin Evans, 79, of Adams, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of one month. Mr. Evans was a farmer and lived at Adams most of his life. His wife, Catherine Hayes Evans, preceded him in death in 1941. He was born March 14, 1872, the son of the late James and Julia Hewlett Evans. Funeral services will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Ball and Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Low Gap Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. D. M. Young of Houckville, KY, Mrs. Ted Martin, Columbus, OH, three sons, Everett Evans of Peoples, OH, James Evans and Max E. Evans, both of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. C. F. Osborne, Louisa and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

HALL, Rebecca (Mounts)

1887-1951

Mrs. Rebecca Hall, 64, of Fuller, KY died at 6 a.m. December 111 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Burke of Fuller route 4, after an illness of several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Fuller. Mrs. Hall was born October 15, 1887, at Majestic, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Mounts Her husband, Rufus T. Hall, died in 1935. Additional survivors include five other daughters, Mrs. James Fugitte of London, OH, Mrs. Thomas Burke of Marysville, OH, Mrs. Donald Hewlette of Louisa route 4, Mrs. H. R. Pickens of Mount Ida, AR, and Mrs. Andy Marcum of Fort Gay, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Easter Christian and Mrs. Matilda Wallace of Majestic, and two brothers, Chilt Mounts of Ranger, WV and John Mounts of Majestic. The body was taken to the residence at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

MAYNARD, Charles

1908-1951

Charles Maynard, 43, local Chevrolet dealer and prominent Louisa businessman was accidently killed Sunday afternoon when the tractor he was operating on his farm, one mile north of Louisa, overturned and pinned him beneath a wheel. Death resulted from suffocation. Mr. Maynard left the house at 11 a.m. Sunday, stating that he had some plowing to do on the farm. When he failed to return at dusk, searching parties began searching for him. Mr. Maynard was found by Mike Miros and Alex "Lightning" Clark, around 9:30 Sunday night in a hollow not too far from the Maynard residence. Mr. Miros stated that from the position of the tractor it looked as if a soft bank had given away under the weight of  a wheel and the tractor overturned, pinning Mr. Maynard beneath it. Mr. Maynard was born at Wayne, WV on January 23, 1908, a son of Mrs. Georgia Mathis Maynard and the late Elijah Maynard. He resided in Logan, WV and was a graduate of Logan High School. A resident of Louisa for the past 15 years, Mr. Maynard had resided in Huntington, WV for several years prior to moving to Louisa. He was a member of the Logan, WV Baptist Church since boyhood and was also a member of the Elks Lodge of Huntington.

 

Mr. Maynard was an active and progressive Louisa businessman. He was a charter member of the Louisa Businessmen's Clubs and was a past vice president of that organization. Mr. Maynard was also an active member of the Louisa Businessmen Association and contributed much to civic improvement and progress. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence on U. S. 23 one mile north of Louisa at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 4. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev.  Charles Perry officiating. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Katherine Floyd Maynard to whom he had been married 23 years; one daughter, Mrs. Charlene Maynard at home; his mother, Mrs. Georgia Maynard, Louisa and two sisters, Mrs. Bill Clark of Stiltner, WV and Mrs. Dewey Pack of West Liberty, KY. Pallbearers were E. E. Adams, L. Wayne Wooten, James B. Hughes, Wardie C. Lovely, Leslie Wellman and Russell Dobyns. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1951

 

MCCLOUD, Pearly

1892-1951

Pearly McCloud, 59 years old, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Saturday night at the home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tabor's Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was in Billups Gap cemetery. A lifelong resident of Fort Gay, he was born January 25, 1892, a son of the late Daniel and Jemima Holland McCloud He was a carpenter for the Norfolk  & Western Railway. He married the former Miss Haney Napier in 1916. Surviving in addition to the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Dooley of Owensboro, KY and Mrs. William Ailiff of Fort Gay; three sons, Jake McCloud and Clyde F. McCloud of Fort Gay and Don Albert McCloud of Jefferson, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ed Massie of Lodi, OH; three brothers, Melvin McCloud of Huntington, Elbert McCloud of Missouri and Albert McCloud of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

MOORE, Jay

1884-1951

Jay Moore, 67, of Adams, KY died at 6:45 a.m. December 7 at his home after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mattie Methodist Church near Adams by the Rev. Dave Hewlett and the Rev. R. B. Moore. Burial was in the Jay Moore Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Moore was born January 3, 1884, at Adams, a son of the late Thornton and Elizabeth Moore. He was a farmer and merchant. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Octavia Stambaugh Moore; two daughters, Miss Della Moore of Columbus and Mrs. Woodrow Hayes of Adams, one son, Kermit Moore of Adams; a sister, Mrs. Fred Short of Adams, two brothers, Dillon and Bert T. Moore of Adams and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

MOSLEY, Gary Eugene

1951-1951

Gary Eugene Mosley, infant son of Marion Eugene and Barbara June Mills Mosley of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Church at Webb, WV. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery. Survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mosley, of route 2, Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mills of Dunlow, WV. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 27,1 951

 

OSBORNE, Henry

1889-1951

Henry Osborne, 62, of Highbottom addition of Louisa, died at 12:30 p.m. December 22, in the Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital in Huntington, WV after six weeks illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the family cemetery at Prestonsburg, KY. Mr. Osborne, an employee of the C & O for 30 years, was born June 10, 1889 at Prestonsburg, a son of Jonathan and Mary Susan Osborne. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rule Coburn Osborne; two daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Grout of Cincinnati and Mrs. Kenneth Shannon of Covington, VA; three sons, Jack, Student at Morehead College, Sgt. Donald Osborne, with the Army, and Kenneth Ray at home; five sisters, Mrs. Ward Bradley of Ashland, Mrs. Harey Patton and Mrs. Thomas Music of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Linda Graham of Wichita, KS, and Miss daisy Osborne of Paintsville, KY; two brothers, Jesse Green Osborne of Martin, KY and Stephen Osborne of Pikeville, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

PERRY, Leota (Curtis)

Mrs. Leota Perry, 70 years old, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 6 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Caudill of Fort Gay route 1. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Caudill home. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, Lafe Perry, one other daughter, Mrs. James Robinson of Mansfield, OH; two brothers, John Curtis of Ohio and Forest Curtis of Waverly, OH and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Waddle of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marie Blackburn of Waverly, Mrs. Sally Rowlen of Whitehouse, KY and Mrs. Mollie Wells of Paintsville, KY. The body was taken to the Caudill residence at 2 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

POPE, Commodore E.

1878-1951

Commodore E. Pope, 73, of Louisa route 2, died at 9:45 a.m. December 20 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Golden Ramey. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Pope was born February 12, 1878, at Louisa route 2, a son of the late James and Katheryn Clay Pope. He was a retired United Baptist minister and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Chapman Pope; six daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Maynard of Webb route 1, Mrs. Richard Hullett of Louisa, Mrs. Charles Jones of Elkins, WV, Mrs. Bernard Berry of Columbus, OH, Mrs.. Woodrow Jordan of Fallsburg, KY and Mrs. William Adkins of Pittsburgh; two sons, Frank Pope of Willard, OH and Ersil Pope of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Don Booth of Fort Gay and Mrs. Jessie Phillips of Sprigg, WV; five brothers, Ben A. Pope of Kermit, Samuel Pope of Red Jacket, John Pope of Williamson, Cecil Pope of Thacker, WV and George Pope of Louisa route 2, and 31 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. December 21 from the Curtright Funeral Home and was returned to the funeral home at 10 a.m. Sunday for funeral services. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

PRATT, Gussie (Frazier)

1891-1951

Mrs. Gussie Frazier Pratt, 60, of Cedar Heights, Fort Gay, WV, died at her home at 6 a.m. Saturday following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Pratt was born on route 2, Louisa, in 1891, a daughter of the late James and Jenny Maynard Frazier. Her husband, James H. Pratt, preceded her in death in September 1949. A former resident of route 1, Fort Gay, she had lived at Cedar Heights the last 9 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at her residence with the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Damron Cemetery near Dunlow, WV. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the deceased's residence at 4 p.m. Saturday.. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ardith Carrico at home, Miss Virginia Pratt at home and Mrs. Clifford Radcliff of Jerial, KY; three sons, Alex Howard Pratt of Logan, WV, Glen W. Pratt at home, and Walter Pratt of Mansfield, OH; one half sister, Mrs. W. E. Crossin of Kenova, WV; one brother, Walter Frazier of Logan, WV and four half brothers, Mose Damron of Kenova, WV, Sam Damron of Cabin Creek, WV and Don and Lewis Damron and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1951

 

PRESTON, Germa Violet

1951-1951

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston Cemetery, Meally, KY for Germa Violet Preston, two day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Clark Preston of Louisa route 2 who died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are three brothers and three sisters; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Chaney of Meally and the paternal grandfather. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

 

ROBERTS, Lucian

Lucian Roberts, 17, son of Grant and Artie Holbrook Roberts of Louisa route 3, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday at his home after a long illness. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Harlan Roberts of Louisa route 3, one brother, Private First Class Braiden Roberts, serving in the Air Force at New York and the maternal grandfather, Rafe Holbrook of Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1951

 

Funeral services for Lucian Roberts, 17, who died at his home on Louisa route 3, on December 17, were conducted at the home Wednesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

SMITH, Eliza (Adams)

Mrs. Eliza Smith, 52, died December 3 at her home at Lowmansville following a two year illness. The daughter of Jay and Mary Trusty Adams, she was born in Magoffin County and had been a resident of Lowmansville for the past six months. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to Harry Smith who preceded her in death twenty years ago. Survivors include six children, Prater Smith, Willie Mitchell Smith, and Mrs. Plina Caudill, all of Lowmansville, Mrs. Rosie Hammond of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Margie Caudill, Flatfork and Mrs. Vina Workman, Muncie, IN. Surviving also are a sister, Versie Daniel, Tutor Key, and a brother, Creed Adams, Falcon. Funeral services were conducted December 6 at 2 p.m. at the State Road Church by Rev. Scott Castle. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1951

 

SPARKS, Hugh

1862-1951

Hugh Sparks, 89, of route 3, Louisa, Lawrence County farmer, died Tuesday at 4 a.m. at his home after an illness of over a month. Mr. Sparks was born in Carter County, KY on April 6, 1862, the son of Hugh and Nancy Curnutte Sparks. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 68 years. The body has been taken to the residence from the Curtright funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Cadmus, KY officiating. Burial will be in Chaffin Cemetery on Twin Branch. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jemima Carroll Sparks; four daughters, Mrs. Dave Sublett of Long Branch, WV, Mrs. Covington Diamond of Yatesville, KY, Mrs. Jim Slater of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Carl Ruess of Columbus, OH; three sons, Charlie Sparks of Marion, OH, Fred Sparks of Millville, NJ, George Sparks of Log Branch, WV; 60 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

SPARKS, Mary I. (Gambill)

1890-1951

Mrs. Mary I. Gambill Sparks, 62, wife of Dr. Proctor Sparks, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday at the home, 1800 Ashland Avenue, Ashland, KY, following an illness of 12 years. Mrs. Sparks, a resident of Ashland for 29 years, was born at Martha, this county, a daughter of the late L. C. and Rena Boggs Gambill. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Private funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph S. Faulconer officiating Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Sparks Graney, Middletown, OH, and Miss Joy Sparks, at home; and one grandson, Michael Proctor Graney. Dr. and Mrs. Proctor Sparks were former residents of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1951

 

STURGILL, Missouri

Mrs. Missouri Sturgill, 80 years old of Fort Gay, route 2, died in a Huntington nursing home, November 19. Funeral services were conducted at the home of a brother in law, James Thompson of Fort Gay route 2, November 22, with burial in the family cemetery there. Other survivors are a half sister, Mrs. America Bartram of Pedro, OH and a half brother, Aley Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1951

 

THOMPSON, John

John Thompson, 95, died December 11 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Thompson of Fort Gay route 2. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. December 13 at the Thompson Cemetery on Vinson Branch. Additional survivors include one son, James Thompson, of Fort Gay route 2, three other daughters, Mrs. Belle Thompson, Mrs. Nannie Workman and Miss Ella Mae Thompson, of Fort Gay route 2 and one brother, Jim Thompson of Fort Gay route 2. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1951

 

VANHOOSE, Zelph

1892-1951

Heart Attack Fatal To White House Man Services Held Saturday For Zelph VanHoose Zelph VanHoose, 59, retired miner of White House, died at his home at 9:30 p. m., November 20, after a two-year illness.  Death was attributed to a heart attack. A native of Johnson County, he was born April 18, 1892, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff VanHoose.  He was a member of the U. M. W. A. and also a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lucie VanHoose, and one daughter, Mrs. Marcus Butcher, Freeze Fork, W. VA, Surviving also are a sister, Mrs. Den Welch, Borderland, W. VA, and a brother, Willie VanHoose, Louisa, KY. Funeral services were conducted at the White House Church at 10:30 a. m., Saturday by Revs. Grover Fannin and Merida Wiley.  Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at White House under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1951

 

WILEY, Edgar Lee

1910-1951

Edgar Lee Wiley, 41, son of the late Thomas and Hester Charles Wiley, died at the Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, OH after an illness of three weeks. He was born at Ulysses, KY, on August 17, 1910 and for the past four years had been employed by the Farrel Cheek Steel Co. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 24 at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Bird Webb at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lyons Cemetery at Ulysses. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Daniels Wiley, two daughters, Betty Ruth and Norma Jean Wiley; three sons, Charles Thomas, James Martin and Kenneth all at home; two sisters, Mrs. George Castle and Mrs. Brad Walker, both of Norwalk, OH; one brother, Roscoe Wiley, Berlin Heights, OH. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1951

 

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