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ALLEN, Amy (Lycan)

1914-1955

Mrs. J. Forest Allen, 40, formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Saturday at ?? Memorial Hospital  at South Charleston, WV. Mrs. Allen, sister of Attorney Chesley A. Lycan and Orville Lycan of Ashland, KY was born December 10, 1914 at Fort Gay, a daughter of Mrs. Mae Lycan and the late H. W. Lycan. She was a member of the Christian Church at South Charleston where she was a resident. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Snodgrass Funeral Home at South Charleston with burial in Lycan Cemetery near Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Dr. J. Forest Allen of South Charleston, two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Jami Kay, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Mae Lycan of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Bowling of Fort Chester, NY and Mrs. Dennis Waller of Fort Gay, five brothers, the two of Ashland, Dr. Gilbert Lycan of DeLand, FL and Milton S. and Ralph B. Lycan both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

BARRETT, Drucilla

1955-1955

Drucilla Barrett, six day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barrett of Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Plum Grove Cemetery, Bettyville, KY by the Rev. Robert Spicer. The body had been taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Barrett of Winchester, route 2. Surviving in addition to the parent and paternal grandparents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sim Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

BLYTHE, John

1898-1955

John Blythe, 57, of Martha, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday at his home after an 18 month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Elizabeth Church by the Rev. Herman Ross. Burial was made in the family cemetery. A farmer and employee of the Evans Oil & Gas Co., at Martha, KY, Mr. Blythe was born March 14, 1898 at Webbville, KY, the son of the late Newt and Vina Prince Blythe. He has been a member of the Church of God for 10 years. Survivors include the widow, Louise Blankenship Blythe; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Edwards of Hannah, KY, and four brothers, Edward Blythe of Cherokee, KY, Samuel Blythe of Columbus, OH, Willie Blythe of Martha and Virgil Blythe of Denver, Co. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home at Louisa to the residence at 10 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

BOGGS, Clifford

1935-1955

Clifford Boggs, 19, son of Mrs. Doshia Boggs of Blevins, KY, died at his home Thursday evening, January 6, after an extended illness. He was born February 3, 1935. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and funeral service was conducted there at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial was made in the family cemetery. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Mary and Kathie Boggs, both at home and one brother, Corporal Oits Kelly Boggs, stationed at Fort Knox, KY. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

BOOTH, Victoria Leslie

1913-1955

Victoria Leslie Booth, 41, died at the home of her father, Daniel B. Booth, Wednesday, January19, at 5:30 p.m. after an illness of two years. She formerly lived at Toller, KY and had resided here for the past 24 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was born November 23, 1913, at Pikeville, a daughter of Daniel B. Booth and the late Mary Bell Etter Booth. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Baptist Church at Elouise. the Rev. Henry Preece officiated and burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Elouise. Surviving in addition to her father are six sisters, Mrs. Chester Jordan, Dayton, OH, Miss Florence booth, at home, Mrs. Willie Williamson, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Hattie Allen, Bridgeton, NH, Mrs. Larkin Ferrell, Stopover, KY, four brothers, Jonathan Booth, Dayton, OH, Wallace Booth, Rittman, OH; Enoch Booth, Phelps, KY and Walter H. Booth of Fort Benning, GA. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

CAIN, James Matthew

James Matthew Cain, 69 years old of 2159 Washington Boulevard, Huntington, widely known road builder and mining executive died Sunday night at his home. He had been in failing health for some time. The deceased was a native of Louisa and a son of the late W. T. and Sarah Copley Cain. His father was a prominent Louisa attorney. Cain  & Co, Inc. which was engaged in many road building projects in Kentucky and West Virginia in 1943 he founded the Cain Coal Co., which was engaged in strip and deep mining operations in central West Virginia. Mr. Cain was a director of the Guaranty National Bank of Huntington. He was a member of the First Methodist Church the ??? Club of Huntington, Apperson Lodge AF & AM at Louisa, Ashland Commandery Knights Templer, El Hasa Temple, Order of the Sh??  at Ashland, Beni Belem Temple, Order of the S?? at Charleston, the American Road Builders Association, the West Virginia Contractors Association; the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, the Huntington YMCA, the Big Green Club and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. His charities included gifts to Boys Town which had made him on honorary citizen. He had recently purchased uniforms for the basketball team of the First Methodist Church of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Klinkel-Carpenter Funeral Home with Dr. Arthur E. Beckett officiating. Burial was made in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include the widow, and one son, four brothers, A. V. , Fred, W. T. Jr., and Russell Cain, all of Lousia; two brothers, preceded him in death. They were Charles L. Cain who died in 1915 and Walter L. Cain, who died in 1947. Both were Louisa residents. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

CARR, Sue (Wilson)

Mrs. Sue Wilson Carr, 66, former resident of Louisa, died in Columbus, OH on Friday, January 14, 1955, after a short illness. She was the daughter of Elbert and Elizabeth May Wilson. Survivors are her husband, Walter Carr; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Hamrick, Rodney, OH, four sons, Elbert, Joe, Walter and Richard of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. See, Jr., and Mrs. W. H. Burke of Louisa, KY and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Cook's Chapel in Columbus on Monday, January 17, 1955 with burial in the Calvert Cemetery at Rio Grande, OH. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. C. F. See and Mrs. Frances Cyrus were in Columbus during the death and burial of their relative, Mrs. Carr. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

CHILDERS, John

1870-1955

John Childers, 84, of Patrick, KY, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in a Lexington hospital following an illness of two weeks. He was a retired coal miner. Mr. Childers was born at Georges Creek, KY March 20, 1870, a son of the late Henry and Elina Preston Childers. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the New Mt. Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson, KY, with Elder Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery at Patrick, KY. Surviving are three sons, Ralph and Haskell both of Patrick and Paul of Ironton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Vanhoose, Mrs. Lillie Preston, both of Cincinnati and Mrs. Rhode Hickman of Virgie, KY; three brothers, Escom of Akron, OH, Albert of Emma, KY and Robert of Cincinnati; 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa where it will remain until time of the funeral. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

COOKSEY, Kenneth Thorne

1910-1955

Kenneth Thorne Cooksey, 44, formerly of Fallsburg, KY, died at 7 a.m. Friday at his home in Newark, NJ after an illness of two weeks. He was born July 7, 1910 at Fallsburg, a son of the late Lindsey and Leola Presley Cooksey. He was employed at the Hammond Iron Co., at Newark. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Clyde Martin of Fallsburg. The Rev. J. C. Hager officiated and burial was made in the Mattie Cemetery at Fallsburg. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home here to the residence of the sister, Sunday. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Flora Maun of Flatwoods, KY and his sister, Mrs. Martin. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

DEAN, Eliza (Travis)

1884-1955

Mrs. Eliza Dean, 68, of the Tabors Section of route 1, Fort Gay, died at her home Monday at 5:30 p.m. of a heart attack. She was born at Wilbur, KY, May 6, 1886, a daughter of the late Robert and Pamela Ramey Travis. She had been a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church for 30 years. The funeral services were conducted from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Carroll Grant officiated and burial was made in the Dean Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Surviving are the husband, Harmon Benton Dean, five sons, Millard Dean of Wheelersburg, OH, Buell "Tim" Dean of Huntington, Alden, Robert and Clyde Dean, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Kirkpatrick of Chauncey, WV, Mrs. Albert Pennington of route 1, Fort Gay and 23 grandchildren and great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

GRUBB, John W.

1873-1955

John W. Grubb, 81, of Circleville, OH formerly of Adams, KY, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home. A retired farmer, he had made his home in Circleville for the past 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home here, with the Rev. A. J. Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Grubb was born at Adams, KY, June 5, 1873, the son of the late James and Lear Grubb. His wife, Josie Carr Grubb died in 1912. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Henry Young, Mrs. Amos Hall, Mrs. Silas Hall and Mrs. Vernon Nicholson, all of Columbus, OH; three sons, George Grubb of Orient, OH, and Charles and Harry Grubb of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen of Dennis, KY and 27 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

HYLTON, Benjamin James

1869-1955

B. J. Hylton, 85, of route 2, Louisa, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milton Moore of Adams, KY. He had been visiting his daughter the past week. Mr. Hylton was born May 17, 1869 at Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Willie P. and Nancy Wright Hylton. Funeral services were conduced at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson, officiated. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Cherokee. Mr. Hylton had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Alice Hall Hylton, whom he married four years ago and these children by a previous marriage; six daughters, Mrs.  James Green of Ashland, Mrs. W. M. Bellis of Sterling, CO, Mrs. Jarvis Burchett of Cherokee, Mrs. Alt Ward of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Lee Burchett of Yatesville, KY, and Mrs. Moore of Adams; five sons, Sheridan Hylton of Grayson, KY, Sherman and W. A. Hylton of Pittsburgh, Reed of Olive Hill, KY and Richard of Ellen, KY, 57 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home of his daughter, Mrs. Moore, at 10 a.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

JOBE, Mattie

Mrs. Mattie Jobe, 58, well-known and beloved London, OH resident died at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, OH, Tuesday, January 3, after an illness of one year. She was born at Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late John and Virginia Hayes Carter. Mrs. Jobe is survived by her husband, William H. Jobe; two sons, James of West Jefferson, OH and Sheridan of London, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Lorna Bidwell, West Jefferson and Lena Jobe at home; one sister, Mrs. Lorna Adams of Woodstock, OH; two sisters are deceased, Mrs. Carrie Roberts and Mrs. Cora Derifield , also a brother, Willie Carter. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 6, at the Gillivan Methodist Church, where she was a member. Interment was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

LEMASTER, Manford Thomas

1874-1954

Manford Thomas Lemaster, 80, of route 2, Louisa, died at his home at 6:39 p.m. Monday after one day's illness. Mr. Lemaster had suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday evening. He was born December 23, 1874, at Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Lemaster. He had resided on route 2 for the past 40 years and had been a member of the United Baptist Church since that time. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Eloise Church. The Rev. Jarrett Cordle and Rev. Prater Blair of Huntington, WV officiated and burial was in the Lemaster and Fairchild Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Alka Castle Lemaster, six daughters, Mrs. Curtis Wright, Waverly, OH, Mrs. Curt Caudill, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Charlie Rider, Piketon, OH, Mrs. Lacy Caudill and Mrs. Junior Castle, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jimmie Smith of Lewisburg, WV; four sons, Charlie Lemaster, Louisa, Roy Lemaster of Columbus, Martin and Don Lemaster, both at home; three step daughters, Mrs. Patrick May and Mrs. McConnell May of Louisa and Mrs. Jean Lemaster of Piketon, OH, 52 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1955

 

LYNCH, Charley W.

1884-1955

Charley W. Lynch, 70, a retired farmer, died early Tuesday morning January 4, at his home, 406 Bowman Street, Mansfield, OH, after several months illness. Mr. Lynch, son of the late Burrel and Nancy Copley Lynch, was born April 1, 1884, in Wayne County, WV, going to Mansfield 12 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Vinnie Bartram Lynch; five daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Hall, Mrs. Clyde Spears, Miss Marjorie Lynch and Miss Lura Madge Lynch, all of Mansfield; Mrs. Henry Daniels, of South Point, OH; two brothers, Wayne Lynch of Mansfield, and Edgar Lynch of Fort Gay, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Crabtree and Mrs. Rebecca Raines, both of Fort Gay; three grandsons, Roger and Charles Daniels and Stephen Hall. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Christ in Christian Union on Hanna Road, Mansfield, OH by Rev. David C. Mann, assisted by Rev. Arthur Lowe. Burial was made in Mansfield Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

PRINCE, Jennie Belle (Caldwell)

1879-1955

Mrs. Jennie Belle Prince, 75, of Houckville, KY, died at her home at noon Thursday, January 20 following an illness of one month. She had resided at Houckville for the past 60 years. She was born April 15, 1879, in Russell County, VA, a daughter of the late John and Jestin Tolliver Caldwell. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Baptist Church at Cherokee, KY. The Rev. Jack Perry officiated and burial was made in the family cemetery. Her first husband, George Rogers died in 1927. She was later married to Frank Prince who died in March 1954. Survivors include two sons, Forest Rogers of Houckville and Glen Rogers of Santa Clara, CA; a brother, ??? Caldwell of Delaware, OH, 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

ROSE, Orville J.

1912-1955

Orville J. Rose, 42, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Louisa, died of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Friday January 7. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Enterprise Baptist Church at Smokey valley, KY by the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Jack Perry. Graveside services were conducted by W. O. Johnson Post 89 of the American Legion. Mr. Rose was employed by the Airline Transit Co. in Dayton. He was born May 10, 1912, in Lawrence County,  a son of Mrs. Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose and the late Robert Rose. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Lucille Rose of Dayton; the mother, who lived in Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Donald Adams of Louisa, and Miss Ivory Rose of Ashland and seven brothers, Raymond Rose of Louisa, Al?? rd and Sam Rose of Chattaroy, WV, and Willis, Curtis, and Sheridan Rose of Columbus. the body was taken to the home of the mother at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1955

 

SCARBERRY, William C.

1954-1955

William C. Scarberry, 19 day old son of Oscar and Clara Wooten Scarberry, died in a Louisa hospital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday after an illness of one week. The child was born December 25,1954 at Gallup, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church at Chapman, KY with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was made in Chapman Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Wooten of Gallup. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Donna Jean at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Milton Scarberry of Georges Creek and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wooten of Gallup. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

SHANNON, Chattie Elizabeth

1875-1954

Miss Chattie Elizabeth Shannon, 79, well-known and beloved Louisa resident, died at her home Thursday, December 30, after an illness of about six weeks. She was born in Morris County, KS on July 25, 1875, a daughter of the late James W. and Kate Permelia Sullivan Shannon and had been a resident of Louisa since she was three years old. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Curtright Funeral Home here by the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. A. J. Roberts. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Shannon was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 50 years. She also was a member of the Women's Society for Christian Service. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Ruth Shannon and Mrs. T. R. McClure of Louisa, a niece, Miss Isabelle Shannon of Columbus, OH and a nephew, Frederick Shannon, Jr., of Chicago. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1955

 

SPAULDING, Laura Belle (Bowen)

1921-1955

Mrs. Laura Belle Spaulding, 33, of Columbus, OH, died in a Columbus hospital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her brother, John Bowen, of route 1, Webb, WV, by the Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Branham Cemetery. Mrs. Spaulding was born September 19, 1921, in Richardson, KY, the daughter of Elzia Bowen and the late Elizabeth Hammond Bowen. Survivor include the father, Elzia Bowen of route 1, Webb; one daughter, Miss Crobie Lee Wheeler of Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Junior Skaggs of route 1, Webb, Mrs. Billy Jo Stephenson of Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Douglas Hall of route 1, Webb; two brothers, Homer and John Bowen both of route 1, Webb. The body was taken to the residence of John Bowen for the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Neal B.

1882-1955

Neal B. Thompson, 72, of Elouise, KY died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at his home after a brief illness. He had lived at Elouise for 30 years and was a former resident of Gallup, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist church at Elouise with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating and burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, a retired farmer, was born at Gallup, June 17, 1882, a son of the late S. C. and Senna Miller Thompson. His wife, Addie Thompson, died in August 1950. He had been a member of the United Baptist church for 25 years. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Ben Cook of Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. James Canterbury of Burling Heights, OH, Mrs. William Senter of Louisa and Mrs. Granville Harris of Kenova, WV and 11 nephews and 17 nieces. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

YORK, Joseph D.

Joseph D. York, 68, of Detroit, MI and formerly of Glenhayes, WV died at his home in Detroit, Thursday, January 13. He had resided in Detroit for 10 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenhayes Church with burial in York Cemetery at Glenhayes. the body arrived at the Young Funeral Home here Sunday and remained until time for the services. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas DeCamp of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Robert Fairchild of Middletown, OH and a sister, Mrs. Ida Fitzpatrick of Covington. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1955

 

YOUNG, Susie (Compton)

Mrs. Susie Young, 70, died at White Cross Hospital in Columbus, OH Sunday evening. She had been ill for the past three years and entered the hospital one week ago. She formerly lived at George's Creek and moved to Columbus to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Shirley Cordrey, four years ago. She was born in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Colbert Compton. Her husband, Isaac Young died in 1929. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Gilbert Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus, OH. The Rev. Dave Al Hayes and the Rev. Olan Gould officiated. Burial was made in the Blevins Cemetery on George's Creek under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The funeral party arrived at George's Creek at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ernest Miller, Miss Elizabeth Young and Mrs. Shirley Cordrey, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. T. M. Allen of Grundy, VA and Miss Olive Young of Marmet, WV; four sons, Elmer Young of Nitro, WV, Minuard Young of Hilliards, OH, Arnold Young, Bowling Green, OH and Henry Young of Columbus; one sisters, Mrs. Gene Bray of Pike County, KY; two brothers, Thomas Compton of Michigan and Bill Compton of Pike County and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1955

 

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FEBRUARY

BELCHER, William T.

1876-1955

William Thomas Belcher, 78, retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee died at 10 a.m. Monday February 14, at his home in Lucasville, OH. Mr. Belcher had lived in Lucasville for six years, moving there from Louisa, KY. He was born July 1, 1876, in Louisa, a son of Richard and Elizabeth Compton Belcher. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 16, at the Christian Baptist Church at Lucasville with the Rev. W. W. Moore of Louisa, officiating. Mr. Belcher was married, March 13, 1902 at Louisa to Rebecca Coburn and she survives. Also surviving are five sons, Jolliffe of Grosse Isle, MI, Thomas, Leon, and Willard of Wyandotte, MI, Billy, at home; three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Fugitt of Ashland, Mrs. John Brady of Ashland, and Mrs. Roy Sammons of Wyandotte; two brothers, Donald of Toledo and Richard of Rosemount Rd; two sisters, Mrs. Trimble Chapman, Lucasville, and Mrs. W. T. Childers of Gallup, KY; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

BOWLING, William Henry

1878-1955

William Henry Bowling, 84, of Georges Creek, KY, a retired coal miner and merchant died Sunday at his home after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. John Bellomy. Burial was made in the Rowe Cemetery at Georges Creek. Mr. Bowling was born in Magoffin County, KY, and was a son of the lat Bailey and Schrilda Marcum Bowling. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Josie Ashley Bowling; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Boyd of Georges Creek, Mrs. Ralph Turpin of Columbus, and Misses Zelda and Lois Bowling at home; six sons, James Foster Bowling of Columbus, Wallace Bowling of Georges Creek, Private William F. Bowling, serving in the Army at Fort Dix, NJ, Corporal Claude Bowling, serving in the Army at Camp Crowder, MO, and Ernest and Orville Bowling at home and 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

BRODE, Lyndon I.

Lyndon I. Brode, age 62, passed away Tuesday, February 7, at 11:45 a.m. at his home in Detroit, MI, where he had resided for the past 30 years. His death was due to a heart condition. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal Church, Masonic Order and a veteran of World War I. The body will arrive at the Curtright Funeral Home Friday morning where friends may call after 8 a.m. Short funeral services will be conducted at Pineville Cemetery with the Royal Arch Mason officiating. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Victoria Garred Borde, formerly of Louisa and two daughters whose residences were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

CHAFFIN, Harry

Harry Chaffin, 63, of Columbus, OH formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Saturday in a Columbus hospital after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home of a son, Ira Chaffin of Webbville, route 1 by the Rev. Garrett Cordle. Burial was made in the Parker Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin, an employee of the Decker Construction Co., was a native of Adams County, KY, and was a son of the late John and Nancy Hicks Chaffin. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the son, are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Parker Chaffin and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Adams and Mrs. Mary Crabtree of Columbus; three other sons, Walter Chaffin of Ellen, KY, and Jay and Minyard Chaffin of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Rose of Louisa and three brothers, Dave Chaffin, Kingston, OH, and Lindsey and Willie Chaffin of Rush, KY. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home here to the home of the son, Monday. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

CHANDLER, Anna (McCain)

1895-1955

Mrs. Anna McCain Chandler, 59, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, of burns received at the home of Bill McKenzie of Long Branch, route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Chandler had been living at the McKenzie home for the past 8 months. She had built a coal fire Tuesday morning and was standing in front of the fire when her clothing became ignited. She was born April 16, 1895, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Lige and Mary Dean McCain. She was the widow of Elzie Chandler. Graveside rites were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McKenzie Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay, with Rev. Carvel Grant officiating. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa. Surviving are two brothers, Lewis McCain of Huntington and Carl of West Virginia. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

COLEMAN, James H.

1888-1955

James H. Coleman, 66, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, January 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. R. Peters. He had been ill for about 3 months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. A. J. Roberts and Rev. Wallace Thayer, officiating. Burial was made in the Peters Cemetery on Mill Creek. A retired farmer, Mr. Coleman was formerly of Route 2, Fort Gay. He was born December 10, 1888 in Paw Paw, VA, the son of the late James E. and Belle Thornberry Coleman. Survivors include his wife, Cora Christian Coleman, of Catlettsburg, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Elza Webb of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Peters; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bradberry of Huntington, five half sisters and one half brother. The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Peters from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1955

 

CURTRIGHT, Charles M.

1873-1955

Charles M. Curtright, 81 years, of Los Angeles, CA, where he had resided for the past 40 years, passed away at a hospital February 7, at 10:30 a.m. following an illness of five days, suffering from a stroke. He had operated for the past 40 years, the Curtright Hardware Co., Curtright Welding and Machine Shop, and the Fix-It Shop in Los Angeles. He was born February 18, 1873, at Shelbina, MO, a son of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Clay Curtright. Funeral services were held in Los Angeles Wednesday at 10 a.m. and at the Hayes Funeral Home at Shelbina, MO, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment was made in the Shelbina Cemetery. He had been a member of the Christian Church for 60 years; a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F  Lodge. Survived by the widow, Mrs. Louisa Curtright; one sister, Mrs. Henry Watson of Sebrie, KY; one brother, T. L. Curtright, Farris, MO and one nephew, Henry H. Curtright, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

CYRUS, David

1954-1955

David Cyrus, age 8 months and two days, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV was found dead in bed on Thursday, February 3, around 3 a.m. at his home. He was born at Mansfield, OH, June 1, 1954, the son of Okey Cyrus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 5, at the home of Emery Cyrus, route 2,  Fort Gay, with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was made in the Cyrus Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the mother, one brother, Richard Allen Cyrus, at home and the grandfather, Emery Cyrus. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

GOBLE, Esta (Smith)

1902-1955

Mrs. Esta Belle Goble, 52, of route 3, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 5:20 a.m. Saturday after in illness of two years. She had been hospitalized three days. Mrs. Goble was born May 13, 1902,at DeBoard, KY, in Martin County, a daughter of the late William and Angeline Delong Smith. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Elizabeth Church at Clifford, KY, with the Rev. Arthur Preece officiating. Burial was made in the Goble Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving are her husband, Lewis Goble, whom she married 34 years ago; four daughters, Mrs. Alex Dotson and Mrs. James Walters, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Clifford Smedley at home, and Miss Thelma Goble of Dayton, OH; four sons, David, of Columbus, Benny and Billy Lon and Bobby Joe, all at home; one half sister, Mrs. George Ward of Lynchburg, VA; one brother, Fred Smith of route 3, Louisa, one half brother, Rainley Smith of Prestonsburg, KY. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home here to the residence at 10 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

GRIFFITH, George

George Griffith, age 64, a former resident of the Blaine section of Lawrence County who resided at Reynoldsburg, OH, died January 19, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH. Griffith, who had been supervisor of the Wigwam since 1942, was supervising the butchering of hogs when he slipped and fell into a barrel of scalding water. He was affectionately known throughout the community as "Papa George". Survivors include his wife, Sarah; three sons, Dolphus, Paul and Haskell; one daughter, Mrs. Garnet and two grandchildren, Bernadine and Sue Ellen of Reynoldsburg; two brothers, Allen Griffith of Martha, KY, Curtis Griffith, Reynoldsburg, OH, and five sisters, Mrs. Ambros Fyffe, Louisa, Mrs. Nelson Sparks, Martha, KY, Mrs. Mollie Stambaugh, London, OH, Mrs. Walter Stambaugh of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Nellie Boggs of Brice, OH. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 22, at the Cheatwood Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Silent Home Cemetery at Reynoldsburg. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1955

 

JORDAN, Fannie (Robinson)

1931-1955

Mrs. Fannie Jordan, 23, of Salt Petre, WV, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herbert Lynch Wednesday, February 9, at noon. Her death resulted from burns she had suffered one year ago. She was born in Wayne, WV, October 18, 1931, a daughter of Kate Stapleton Robinson and the late Andy Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Salt Petre Community Church. The Rev. H. H. Ross and Rev. Felix Skaggs officiated and burial was made in the Patrick Cemetery at Echo, WV. She was a member fo the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James C. Jordan; three daughters, her mother, five sisters, Mrs. Herbert Lynch of Salt Petre, Mrs. Ralph Webb of Huntington, Mrs. Bill Plybon, Huntington, Mrs. Archie Mills, Chicago, Miss Martha Robinson at home; two brothers, Stevie Robinson of Huntington and Andy Robinson, Jr. of Wayne, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1955

 

JORDAN, William

1899-1955

William Jordan, 56, a former resident of Adams, KY, died at his home, 134 Hosack Street, Columbus, OH, Friday of a heart attack. He was employed by the Buckeye Steel Company of Columbus. He was born July 12, 1899, a son of Covie Jordan of Adams and the late Mrs. Ettie Moore Jordan. He was a veteran of World War II. His wife, Mrs. Maxine Webb Jordan, died 23 years ago. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of his brother, Alvin Jordan of Adams. The Rev. S. B. Ball officiated and burial was made in the Moore Cemetery at Adams. The body was removed Saturday from the Young Funeral Home to the home of his brother. Surviving are his father, Covie Jordan; two sisters, Mrs. Mellie Chapman, Dayton, OH, Mrs. George Roberts, Irad, KY; three brothers, Alvin Jordan and Robert J. Jordan of Adams, Dock J.  Jordan, of Catlettsburg; two half brothers, Andrew Ball of Columbus, OH and Noah Ball of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1955

 

KIRK, Mose

1871-1955

Mose Kirk, age 83 years, died on Tuesday, February 15, at 3 a.m. after an illness of several months. Mr. Kirk, a farmer and retired coal miner, the son of Lewis and Sarah Endicott Kirk, was born May 22, 1871, at Job, KY where he resided until the time of his death. His wife, Tennessee Horn Kirk, preceded him in death February 1951. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a member of the UMW of America. Surviving are two sons, Lewis of Job, KY and Fred of Monroe, MI; five daughters, Mrs. Hattie Endicott, Gilbert, WV, Mrs. Flornie Pack, Beauty, KY, Mrs. Sadie Muncy, Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Mary Endicott, route 1, Webb, WV, Mrs. Martha Pack, route 1, Webb, WV; 44 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home to the home of Lewis Kirk where it remained until Thursday, February 17, at 2 p.m. when the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Sammy Branham at the New Friendship Church, Job, KY. Burial was made in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

LAWSON, Laura (Billups)

1878-1955

Mrs. Laura Billups Lawson, 76, died Thursday, February 3, at her home at Ellen, KY, after an extended illness. She was born May 13, 1878, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late W. A. and Angeline Rigdon Kiser. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, for 40 years. Surviving are one son, William Billups of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Welch of Catlettsburg and Felecia Billups of Ashland, one brother, J. E. Kiser of Fallsburg, KY; one sister, Mrs. Chase Plants of East Fultonham, OH, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Lawson moved to Ellen from Catlettsburg 10 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carmen Funeral Home with the Rev. L. H. Tipton officiating and burial was made in Williams Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

MOORE, Louise (Grim)

1877-1955

Mrs. Louise Moore, 77, of Adams, KY, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday following an extended illness. She was born February 20, 1877, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Fred and Mary Jane Young Grim. Surviving are her husband, Enoch Moore; six sons, Estill Moore of Fleming County, Harley Moore of Adams, Granville Moore, Sandy Hook, Marcus Moore, route q, Ashland, Bernard Moore, Isonville, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Mellie Mae Turner, Sandy Hook, and Mrs. Laura Keaton, Adams, 35 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Low Gap Church at Adams. Burial was made in Low Gap Cemetery. Officiating at the service were the Rev. Rufus Fannin, Rev. Hugh Lyons and Rev. Homer Evans. The body was removed Thursday from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, KY to her residence at Adams. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

NEWSOME, Nova (Day)

1890-1955

Mrs. Nova Day Newsome, 64, of route 4, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, February 17 after a two day illness. She was born at Zelda, KY, December 25, 1890, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Day. The funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Hez Newsome, four daughters, Mrs. Grethel Nolan, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Jack Woods, Buchanan, KY, Mary and Cora Newsome, at home; three sons, John Henry and Edward Newsome of route 3, Louisa and Don Newsome, at home; two brothers, John and Monte Day at Fort Gay, WV and 23 grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home here until the hour of the service. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

PERRY, Isaac Hance

1872-1955

Isaac Hance Perry, 83, died at Louisa, route 1, February 8, at 1:25 a.m. after an illness of two weeks. He formerly lived at Mazie and Louisa. Born at Red Bush, KY, in Johnson County, January 18, 1872, a son of the late George W. and Thurson Skaggs Perry. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was in the transfer business for 30 years before his retirement 20 years ago. His wife, Cynthia Collier Perry, preceded him in death August of last year. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was made in the Smokey Valley Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elvia Wellman, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Gertrude Downey, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Willard Jarris, Wheelersburg, OH, two sons, Rixie Perry, Huntington, and Fred Perry of Ripley, WV, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1955

 

RATCLIFFE, Robert Lee

1879-1955

Robert Lee Ratcliffe, 75 years old of 1549 Edgewood Drive, Huntington, WV formerly of Clifford, KY, this county, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clifford United Baptist Church by the Rev. Nelson Hughes. Burial was made in Ratcliffe Cemetery. Mr. Ratcliffe had lived in Huntington for 30 years. He was born in Clifford September 19, 1879, a son of Albert and Dicie Marcum Ratcliffe. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. D. D. Frazier of Kenova and a brother, J. E. Ratcliffe of Huntington. The body was taken to the church from the Curtright Funeral Home here at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

SPARKS, James B.

1880-1955

James B. Sparks, 75, prominent resident of Yatesville, KY, died in King's Daughters' Hospital at Ashland at 11:15 a.m. Monday following an illness of several months. Mr. Sparks was a retired farmer. He was born January 18, 1880, at Yatesville, a son of the late Colby and Martha Chaffin Sparks.. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church at Yatesville with the Rev. Dave Hewlett and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Sparks Cemetery at Yatesville. The body was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Mr. Sparks has been a member of the Methodist Church for the past 35 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral home in Louisa to the home of a sister, Miss Rosa Sparks, Jefferson street, Louisa at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Davis of Ashland, Mrs. Warren Murphy of Akron, OH, Mrs. Roy Fields of Catlettsburg, KY, two sons, Paul E. Sparks of Louisville, James E. Sparks of Yatesville; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Jobe and Mrs. Frank Graham, both of Akron, Mrs. Flora Williams of Louisa and Miss Rosa Sparks of Louisa and 13 grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1955

 

WALKER, James Stewart

1870-1955

James Stewart Walker, 84, of Louisa, route 2, died Wednesday February 16, at his home. He had been in poor health for about five years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church on Louisa route 2 by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Edward Lambert. Burial was made in the Franklin cemetery on route 2. Mr. Walker, a retired farmer had lived on Louisa route 2 for 35 years. He was born May 29, 1870, at Raven, VA, a son of the late William and Margaret Steele Walker. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Elswick Walker, died last October. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. H. L. Franklin of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Roscoe Pennington, Mrs. Thomas Belcher and Mrs. Strother J. Ward of Wyandotte, MI, and Mrs. Orville Lycan of Ashland; three sons, Robert and Edward Walker of Louisa and Paul Walker at home and 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1955

 

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BANFIELD, Lee Grand

1915-1955

Lee Grand Banfield, 39, of Fort Gay, who was found at his home February 22 with a gunshot wound of the head, died at 2 a.m. Thursday in a Huntington hospital. Members of the family sais Mr. Banfield, who suffered a paralytic stroke about two years ago, was found in the bedroom of his home by his parents. The wound was apparently self-inflicted. Mr. Banfield was born at Thacker, WV, March 19, 195. He had lived in Fort Gay for one year. Before that, Mr. Banfield was employed as a mine foreman at Oceana. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Hall Cemetery near Smokey Valley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Buna Kiser Banfield of Richland, VA; one daughter, Sue Banfield of Richland; two sons, Frankie and Gary of Richland; the parents, Frank Lee and Lily Johnson Banfield of Fort Gay; two brothers, Frank Banfield, Jr., of Fort Gay and Ora Banfield of Detroit; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Bates of Detroit. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1955

 

BRANHAM, Lafayette K.

The body of Lafayette K. Branham, 36 of Inez, KY, father of five children, was found in his car Thursday of last week on a secondary road five miles south of here. Coroner L. Byron Young ruled the death a suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. An automobile mechanic, Branham was last seen by relatives Sunday, March 20, when he left Inez to take a passenger to Waverly, OH, never returning home. Neighbors of the Three-Mile section told officers  they noticed a car parked by the roadside Monday and passing motorists told Sheriff M. E. Sparks they saw Branham working on his car Tuesday. Sheriff Sparks, State Police Troy Bailey and Coroner Young, who were called to investigate the scene, said that Branham was slumped over the front seat of the car with all doors and windows closed. All signs point to suicide, as a rubber hose was attached to the car engine which had been left running, the officers related. Coroner Young said he had been dead two or three days. Funeral services were conducted at Inez, KY March 26 for the victim and burial was made in the Preston Cemetery at Milo, KY. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

 

BURCHETT, Anna (Fannin)

1897-1955

Mrs. Anna Burchett, 57, of Yatesville, KY, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, march 24, at her home. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three days prior to her death. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the residence by the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was made in the  Fannin Cemetery. Mrs. Burchett was a daughter of the late John W. and Lennie Easton Fannin. She had been  a member of the Methodist church for 30 years. Survivors include the husband, J. L. Burchett; one daughter, Miss Sarah Lena Burchett at home; one sister, Mrs. Spencer West of Louisa route 4, five brothers, Lewis Fannin of route 4, Sherman Fannin of Ironton, OH, Joe Fannin of Glo, KY, Raleigh Fannin of Lexington, KY and Mason Fannin of Dayton, OH. the body was at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

 

CASTLE, Arnold

Arnold Castle, 18, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of Lawrence County, died in a Columbus hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile-train collision Sunday night, March 20, at Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ledocio Church by the Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was made in the Castle Cemetery. He was a son of Greenville Castle of Terryville, KY and the late Blanche Jordan Castle. He had been employed by the Columbus Potato Chip Company. Survivors include the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Greenville Castle, of Terryville; three sisters, Mrs. Red Scott, Mrs. Harold Smith, and Mrs. Jack Jobe of Columbus and one brother, J. W. Castle, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany. The body was taken to the church at noon Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

 

ELKINS, Albert

1881-1955

An illness of several months ended about Friday midnight when the final summons came to Albert Elkins, 74, of 2021 20th Street, Portsmouth, OH at Mercy Hospital there. Mr. Elkins' condition had been serious the last two weeks, when he was confined to his room and Friday afternoon he was moved to the hospital and relatives were notified his condition was critical. Death resulted from complication with a heart condition. In 1948 before his retirement from the Norfolk & Western Railway, Mr. Elkins, in a citywide contest, was chosen as Portsmouth's Ideal Father. Mr. Elkins was a native of Fallsburg, near Louisa, KY. He was born February 13, 1881, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Elkins. He was the last of a family of three boys and two girls. He was married April 16, 1916, at Ironton, OH to Miss Katherine Thompson of Fallsburg community. Surviving are the wife, and four children: Mrs. James S. Donaldson of West Portsmouth, Mrs. Jack R. Canedy of Tuscaloosa, AL, Miss Alberta Elkins, student at the College of the Bible, Lexington, KY, and John D. Elkins, student at Transylvania College at Lexington and six grandchildren. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Mr. Elkins was employed in 1901 by the N & W as a conductor out of Kenova, WV, before transfer to Portsmouth in 1903. He left the duties of trainman in 1923 to become refrigeration foreman in the Portsmouth yards and remained in that position until he retired in 1951. Mr. Elkins was a member of the First Christian Church for 30 years and was a member of the Men's Bible class there. For some years he was a member of the Order of Railway Conductor and later became a member of the Railway Clerks Brotherhood. Through his 58 years of service he was a member of the N & W Veterans Association and attended the annual meeting in Roanoke. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Portsmouth, OH with the Rev. Ernest Ford and Howard E. Short of the College of the Bible, Lexington, KY officiating. Interment was made in the Thompson Cemetery, near Fallsburg, KY on Horseford Creek under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1955

 

FARLEY, Eli

1883-1955

Funeral services for Eli Farley, 71, of Flatwoods, KY, former Louisa resident, who died Friday night at his home were conducted at the Carman Funeral Chapel in Ashland, Sunday at 34 p.m. with the Rev. Earl Neal officiating. Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Farley, a retired blacksmith, moved to Flatwoods, five months ago from Louisa, where he had lived for 37 years. He was born March 20, 1883, at Delbarton, WV, a son of the late Elen and Martha Brown Farley, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He and his wife, Mrs. Virgie Lee Smith Farley, would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, March 22. Survivors include the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Thompson of Louisa, and Mrs. Mae Roadcup of Russell, KY and one grandchild and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1955

 

FERGUSON, Arnola (Brown)

1876-1955

Mrs. Arnola Elizabeth Ferguson, 78, died at 8 a.m. Monday at the home of a grandson, Leslie Ferguson of Fallsburg. Mrs. Ferguson had been in poor health for nine years. The funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, at 1 p.m. with Elder Joseph M. Krantz of Raceland and Elder Tracey A. Rice of Russell, KY. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Relief, KY. She was born April 28, 1876, at Relief, KY, a daughter of the late Edward Wallace and Thurssie Alice Preston Brown. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Scarlett and Mrs. William V. Carter of Compton, CA; three sons, Henry Edward Ferguson of Catlettsburg, and Leslie Crockett and Lewis Ezra Ferguson of Fallsburg, one half sister, Mrs. Mary Ferguson, of Relief, one half brother, Everett Brown of Kenova, WV and 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1955

 

HALL, Ethel (Belcher)

1900-1955

Mrs. Ethel Belcher Hall, 54, of Wayne, route 1, WV, died Sunday morning at the home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Christian Cemetery. Mrs. Hall was born at Fort Gay, route 1, on August 2, 1900, a daughter of the late E. K. Belcher and of Mrs. Josephine Wilson Belcher, who survives. She and her husband, Andrew Hall, who survives were married 31 years ago. Survivors include the mother and husband; two sons, Billie C. Hall of Prichard and Ray E. Hall of Wayne; two sisters, Miss Opal Belcher and Miss Ruby Belcher, of Fort Gay, route 1, six brothers, Orian P. and Hoyt Belcher of Williamson, WV, and Haskell, Sam and Gentry Belcher of Fort Gay, route 1 and Paul Belcher of Wayne and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1955

 

HAYES, William

1871-1955

William Hayes, 83, of Georges Creek, a retired farmer, died of a heart attack Sunday night at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Belle's Chapel Church at Georges Creek by the Rev. Jay Preston and the Rev. Bird Webb. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery at Louisa, route 1. Mr. Hayes was born October 22, 1871, at Adams, KY, a son of the late Al and Julia Carter Hayes. He had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Georges Creek for 55 years. His wife, Mrs. Priscilla Hayes, die din 1946. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Bryant of Charley, KY, Mrs. Arthur Adams of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Edford Castle of Urbana, OH;  eight sons, the Rev. Dave A. Hayes of Columbus, Charlie Hayes of Georges Creek, Zeal Hayes of Adams, Gus Hayes of Paintsville, Matt Hayes of Ashland, and Carl, L. B. and Farris Hayes of Louisa route 1; one brother, Tom Hayes of Louisa and 78 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1955

 

HUTCHINSON, Allie (Dilley)

1876-1955

Mrs. Allie Dilley Hutchinson, 79, of Fallsburg, KY, died Wednesday March 23, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of five months. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Curtright Funeral Home here by the Rev. Dave Hewlett. Burial was made in the Fallsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchinson was born in Huntersville, WV, January 3, 1876, a daughter of the late Pleasant and Lillie McCarthy Dilley and had lived in Fallsburg for 60 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, L. N. Hutchinson, died in 1945. Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Harold Carter of Ashland, and three nephews, Guy Dilley of Fallsburg, and Clarence and Earl Dilley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

 

KISER, Jettie (Adams)

1883-1955

Mrs. Jettie Adams Kiser, 72, of Fallsburg, KY, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at her home after an illness of several months. Mrs. Kiser moved to Fallsburg three years ago from Louisa. She was born February 28, 1883, at Louisa, route 3, a daughter of the late Covie and Della Large Adams. Mrs. Kiser had been a member of the Methodist Church for 52 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tabernacle Church, Fallsburg, with the Rev. Dave Hewlett and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be made in the Kiser Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. The body will be taken to the Kiser home at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the husband, James E. Kiser; a foster son, Logan Adams, Kiser of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, two sisters, Mrs. R. T. Burchett of Akron, OH and Mrs. Joe McKinster of Las Vegas, NV; and two brothers, Kay Adams of Dennis, KY and Eskell Adams of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1955

 

LAKIN, William Ashley

Funeral services for William Ashley Lakin, 31, of Titusville, FL, formerly of Ona and Fort Gay, WV who was killed at 11 p.m. Sunday in an auto accident near Titusville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the First Baptist Church of Fort Gay. The Rev. Frank Collins, pastor of the Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, IN and the Rev. Carvel Grant will officiate. Burial will be in Ferguson Cemetery near Fort Gay. Mr. Lakin was the son of Dr. B. R. Lakin, nationally known evangelist and former pastor of the Cadle Tabernacle and Mrs. Lakin. Dr. Lakin is a former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Mr. Lakin was returning to his home in Titusville Sunday night from a visit to a nearby island when his car rolled over an embankment. Mr. Lakin's father said his son had been suffering from a heart condition and it is possible he suffered a heart attack, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The victim was in the hotel business in Plainfield, IN until 5 years ago when he returned to Ona, WV to live. he then moved with his family to Titusville, where he engaged in the real estate business. Beside's his other activities he managed his father's evangelistic tours throughout the country. Additional survivors include the mother, Mrs. B. R. Lakin who is the former Violet Crabtree of Fort Gay, the widow the former Catherine Wells of Ona; one son, William Rondal Lakin at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crabtree of Fort Gay. The body arrived Wednesday morning at Fort Gay and was received by the Curtright Funeral Home here. It will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. today to lie in state prior to the service. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

 

O'BRIEN, Leathia (Meade)

1890-1955

Mrs. Leathia O'Brien died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday March 15 at her home in Detroit, MI after an illness of six weeks. She formerly resided at Charley, KY. Mrs. O'Brien was born August 26, 1890 on route 1, Louisa, a daughter of Charles and Mary Austin Meade. Her husband, Sherman O'Brien, died in 1945. Mrs. O'Brien had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Charley 33 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the  home of a sister, Mrs. Lonzo Hinkle, at Charley where her friends called. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Freewill Baptist church, Charley, with the Rev. Jay Preston and the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was made in the Lonzo Hinkle Cemetery on Meades Branch. Surviving are a son, Wallace O'Brien of Detroit; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Clell Blankenship of Mouth Card, KY, Mrs. Dale Chambers of Wyandotte, MI, Mrs. John Wilson of Dearborn, MI, Mrs. Tony Ellis and Mrs. Sam Dalby, both of Detroit; three stepsons, George O'Brien of Roseland, VA, John O'Brien of Highland, MI, and Harry O'Brien of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lonzo Hinkle of Charley and Mrs. Estill Meyers of Delaware, OH; two brothers, Andy Meade of Delaware, OH and Charley Meade of route 1, Louisa, and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1955

 

PACK, James Henry

1878-1955

James Henry Pack, 77, of Louisa, route 1, died Saturday morning at his home. He was born January 1, 1878, at Charley, KY, a son of the late Daniel and Catherine Frances Pack. Mr. Pack's first wife, Mrs. Sarah Hayes Pack, died in 1918. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 2, at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Revs. S. B. Ball and W. W. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Andy Hayes and Monroe Adams Cemetery at Adams, KY. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Della Pack; a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Baker of Miami, FL; a son, Hubert Pack of Louisa route 1; three sisters, Mrs. Pat Rickman of Huntington, Mrs. Sylvia Large of Letetia, KY and Mrs. Lige Russell of Olive Hill, KY; a half sister, Mrs. Arlie Jordan of Adams, KY; a brother, Dock Pack of Martin, KY; two half brothers, Manuel and Jay Estep of Ashland, KY and 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1955

 

PETERS, Jerrold

Funeral services were conducted Monday of last week in Cleveland, OH for Jerrold Peters, 14, son of Mrs. Frances Wilson of Cleveland, formerly of Fort Gay, who was killed Thursday, March 10, when struck by an automobile at Parma, OH. He was a son of the late Donald C. Peters of Fort Gay. Survivors include the mother and two sisters, Mrs. Kay Donna Rufner and Miss Joan Peters of Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1955

 

SPARKS, Della

1882-1955

Funeral services for Della Sparks were held in Caldwell's Chapel of the Valley, Safford, AZ Thursday February 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. I. Taylor officiating. Della Sparks was born October 14, 1882 in Lawrence County, KY, the daughter of the late Didema Bentley and Henry Sparks of Davisville, KY. She went west at an early age, spending considerable time in the state of Washington, going to Arizona about 20 years ago, where she resided until the time of her death, February 11, 1955, in the Safford Inn Hospital after a brief illness. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Angie Chandler of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Linda Wheeler of Minford, OH. Two nephews were in Safford for the funeral services, Herbert Chandler of Columbus, OH and W. D. Sparks of Louisa, KY. Burial was made in the Ariesia Cemetery, under the direction of Caldwell Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1955

 

VINSON, Millard F.

Funeral services for Millard Filmore Vinson, 71, of Webb, WV, who died Saturday night, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb Community Church. the Rev. Ballard Copley officiated and burial was made in the Copley Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen Vinson; a son, Burthen Vinson of Webb; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Meade of Louisa and Mrs. Lacie Damron of Williamson, WV; four brothers, J. W. and Monzola Vinson of Webb, Burthen Vinson, New Albany, IN and Harry Vinson of Man, WV. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1955

 

WOODS, Earl Edwin

Earl Edwin Woods, 31, of Webbville, KY died Sunday at 3:20 p.m. in a hospital at Dallas, TX. He had been ill for the past ten weeks. He was a son of Ray E. and Lula Houck Woods of Webbville and was a veteran of World War II. He attended Morehead State College and Marshall College and was a member of Elks Lodge, Ashland, KY. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Vivian McCoy, Grayson, Mrs. Helen Kitchen, Ashland and Mrs. Maggie Thompson of Webbville; three brothers, Ralph R. Woods, of Grayson, James Woods , Willard, KY, and Roy E. Woods of Webbville. He and his brother, Ralph Woods, owned and operated two markets, one in Grayson and one in Hitchins. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the First Christian Church, Grayson, KY at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. T. Durham and the Rev. L. H. Finch officiating. Burial will be made in Memorial Park at Grayson. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1955

 

YOUNG, R. A.

R. A. Young, age 84, of route 1, Webbville, died at his home, Wednesday morning at 4. a.m. after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home. Burial will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was a brother of the late J. A. (Uncle Jesse) Young. Details were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1955

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BRADLEY, George Carpenter

1894-1955

George Carpenter Bradley, so of Fred and Dave Burchett Bradley, who was born January 21, 1894, died at his home 970 Avon Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH recently. He had been ill about three weeks. The deceased, a veteran employee of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH is a native of Louisa. He was a veteran of World War I and had been employed at the Goodyear experimental laboratory for 30? years. He was also a member of the Goodyear 25 Year Club. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. James Munn of Louisville, OH, Mrs. George Dales of Hovertown, PA, and Mrs. Jack Wilson of Akron; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Jay Compton of Cuyahoga Falls, Mrs. Alice See and Mrs. I. E. Wallace, Sr., both of Louisa, who attended the funeral services. Services were conducted at the Adams Funeral Home there with Dr. Arthur S. Maly and Capt. Andrew Miller of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Cuyahoga Falls. Big Sandy News, April  21, 1955

 

CARTER, Lillie Easter

1955-1955

Lillie Easter Carter died enroute to the Riverview Hospital in Louisa, April 15, 1955 at 2:30 p.m. She was born April 10, 1955 at Louisa, KY, a daughter of Mart and Pauline Young Carter. Funeral services were held at Mrs. Belva Carter's home at Cherokee, KY, April 16 at 3 p.m. with burial in the Carter Cemetery. Surviving are the father and mother, three sisters, Margaret Sue, Mary Lou, and Cynthia Mae; 4 brothers, J.B., Arnold, Phillip, and Jerry Carter, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young and Mrs. Belva Carter. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Belva Carter on April 15. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

CASTLE, Floyd

1894-1955

Floyd Castle, 61, born at Blaine, KY, in 1894, passed away at his home in Portsmouth, OH, April 17 at 5 p.m. where he had resided for the past 27 years. The deceased was a so of the late Dorcas Williams and Luther Castle, of this county. His only son, Homer Clyde, was killed in World War II, in the year 1944 on his 20th birthday, while serving in Italy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at the North Morland Christian Church with the Rev. Harley Tracy officiating. Burial was made in the Bennett Cemetery at Minford, OH. Survivors include the widow, Effie McBrayer Castle; one sister, Mrs. Lyda Castle Hilger, route 2, Lucasville, OH, and one brother, Lloyd Castle of Hannah, KY. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1955

 

CAUDILL, Martha (Lemaster)

1911-1955

Mrs. Martha Lemaster Caudill, 43, of Louisa, route 2, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at her home. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Fairchild Cemetery on route 2. The REv. Jarrett Caudill and the Rev. Prater Blair officiated. Mrs. Caudill was born May 4, 1911, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Manford and Ora Lemaster. she was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Kirk Caudill, two daughters, Esthelene and Hermagene Caudill, at home, eight sons, Kirk Caudill, Jr., of Fort Gay and Ted, Jim, Ivan, Harold Robert, Eddie, Lester and Leland Caudill, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Wright and Mrs. Charles Rider of Waverly, OH; two brothers, Troy Lemaster of Louisa, route 4, Roy Lemaster of Columbus, OH, the stepmother, Mrs. Manford Lemaster of Louisa route 2 and one grandchild. The body war removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of Mrs. Manford Lemaster. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1955

 

CHILDERS, Janice

1949-1955

Miss Janice Childers, five year old daughter of Lindsey and Bertha Prince Childers, died at her home Thursday, April 7, at 6 a.m. at 73 West Woodward, Ecorse, MI. She had been ill for one year. She was born November 9, 1949, at Ecorse. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Prince of route 2, Louisa. the Rev. Ed Lambert officiated. Burial was made in the Hardwick Cemetery route 2. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the grandparents, Saturday afternoon. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Linda Lou, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. James C. Childers, Louisa route 2 and the maternal grandparents. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

CURNUTTE, David M.

1870-1955

David M. Curnutte, 84, well-known resident, died at his home at 124 Rice Street, at 7 a.m. Monday after an illness of three years. He formerly lived at Irad, KY. He was born in Carter County, December 31, 1870, a son of the late William and Nancy Carroll Curnutte. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 70 years. He served as tax commissioner of Lawrence County for 12 years and served for a number of years as police judge of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist church. the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiated. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 11 a.m. Tuesday and removed to the church one hour preceding the funeral services. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Sue Adams Curnutte; five daughters, Mrs. W. H. Burton, Mrs. Morris McGuire, Mrs. Lonnie S. Hunter, all of Columbus, OH; Mrs. Kelly King of Zanesville, OH, Mrs. Jessie D. Lyon of Louisa; five sons, Harl, Carl, and Ray Curnutte, all of Columbus, Clyde and William L. Curnutte, both of Ironton, OH; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

DEAN, Harmon Benton

1877-1955

Harmon Benton Dean, 78, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church Friday, April 8, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Carvel Grant. Burial will be under the direction of young Funeral Home in the Dean Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Dean who had resided in Fort Gay, route 1, all his life, was born in 1877, a son of the late Millard F. and Sarah Grant Dean. He was married to Eliza Dean, who died January 24, 1955. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Kirkpatrick, Chauney, WV and Mrs. Albert Pennington, of route 1, Fort Gay; five sons, Millard Dean, Wheelersburg, OH, Alden, Robert and Clyde Dean, all at home, Buell "Tug" Dean, Huntington and 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

DIAMOND, George Reed

1870-1955

George Reed Diamond, 85, of Potter, Louisa, route 4, died Sunday at midnight at his home after an illness of several years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the family cemetery on Louisa route 4. Mr. Diamond was formerly employed in the oil fields near Potter. He was born July 22, 1870, a son of the late Charles and Martha Roberts Diamond, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Adkins Diamond; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Pinson of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Arnold Shannon of Columbus; one son, George R. Diamond, Jr., of Columbus, OH and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

DIXON, Hiram

1867-1955

Hiram (Hi) Dixon, 85, died Friday morning, March 25, 1955, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Castle, on 399 West Main Street, Paintsville, KY. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of that city for 7 ½ years. The son of the late Martin V. and Sarah Hayes Dixon, he was born February 11, 1867 in Lawrence County.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife preceded him in death July 31, 1947. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon March 27 at the Mary Church with the Revs. F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was made in the Mary Church Cemetery at Charley, KY., under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lee Pack, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Jesse Cordle, Wilbur, KY., Mrs. Ernest Hall, Rush, KY., and Mrs. Herbert Castle, city; one sister, Mrs. Laura Wears, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Martin Dixon, Ellen, KY, and Isaac Dixon, Columbus, Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

DOOLEY, Martin Hayes

1889-1955

Martin Hayes Dooley, 65, of Louisa, formerly of Busseyville, KY died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of 10 years. Mr. Dooley was a retired farmer and formerly served as a Lawrence County deputy sheriff. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. A. J. Roberts, the Rev. S. R. Ball and the Rev. Charles Perry. Mr. Dooley was born December 7, 1889, at Adams, KY. His late parents were John Lee and Elizabeth Hayes Dooley. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mona Moore Dooley to whom he was married 45 years ago; a son, David Leslie Dooley of Henderson, KY, a brother, Thomas Dooley of Ashland, a half-sister, Mrs. Latt White of Ashland and five half-brothers, J. D., James, Charles H. Howard and Frank Dooley, all of Ashland. The body was taken to the church at 1:30 Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

FOWLER, Merle W.

Merle W. Fowler, Sr. 58, eastern Kentucky oil operator and former superintendent of the South Penn Oil Company in Kentucky died unexpected Monday, April 11 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, He had been identified with most of the oil and gas development of Easter Kentucky for 30? years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Carter Fowler, a son. Dr. Merle W. Fowler, Jr., Paducah, KY........and a sister, Mrs. Frank Hagaman, Louisa, KY. Funeral services were conducted at Lewis Funeral home on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.. Burial was made in the W..... Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

GAMBILL, David

Lt. David Gambill, age 24, a former star athlete of Portsmouth, OH High School and a halfback on the Ohio State University team, died in Germany recently of wounds received while on maneuvers. His wife, the former Shirley Mohat of Cleveland, OH and their small son, Mart, had joined her husband in Germany six days prior to his death. Lt. Gambill was a son of William Martin Gambill, a former resident of Martha, KY, who now resided in Portsmouth, where the deceased was born and reared. His mother was the late Rose May Gambill. He was also a nephew of Mrs. H. H. Sparks, of Louisa. Lt. Gambill graduated from the Portsmouth High School with the class of 1949. He was quarterback and co-captain of the Portsmouth Trojans in his senior year and won a berth on the All-Ohio quad of that year. He entered the service immediately following his graduation from Ohio State University in 1953. He received his training at Fort Sill, OK. Lt. Gambill's body was returned to Cleveland, OH where full military rites were conducted at the Millard Sons and Roper Funeral Home, Monday March 28 at 2 p.m. Survivors include the wife and small son, of Cleveland, his father, and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. William Martin Gambill, two sisters, and six brothers, all of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

HENSON, Thomas

Thomas Henson, 66, of Louisa, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at his home following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Henson was born at Fallsburg, KY, the son of the late James and Anna Hatfield Henson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Peggy McKenzie Henson; four daughters, Mrs. Homer Cantrell of Louisa, Betty, Nancy and Dorothy, all at home; four sons, Jeff, Garry, Larry and Tinker, all at home; one brother, Robert Henson of Louisa, one half brother, Coon Hampton of Ironton, OH and one grandchild. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

HEWLETTE, Richard

1903-1955

Richard Hewlette, 51 of Louisa, died of a heart attack at 3:30 p.m. Thursday while at work. He was owner and operator of the Hewlette Shoe Shop. He was born in Louisa, April 2, 1903, a son of a well-known pioneer preacher in Eastern Kentucky, the late Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Virginia Wells Hewlette. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa, a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM, the Louisa Chapter 95, the W. O. Johnson Post No. 89 of the American Legion. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. A. J. Roberts, the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Alice Pope Hewlette, one son, Eugene Hewlette, Louisa; one brother, Horton Hewlette, Drift, KY, and four grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday and was taken to the church Sunday to lie in state one hour preceding the funeral services. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

JONES, Mrs.  Breckenridge

Mrs. Breckenridge Loar Jones, a native of Louisa, KY and former resident of Huntington, WV died at her home in Montclair, JN, Monday. Her husband is a vice-president of the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

LAWSON, Mandy (Lawson)

1870-1955

Mrs. Mandy Lawson, 84, of Louisa, route 4, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earlena Lester of Glenwood, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Church with the Rev. Robert Andrews officiating. Burial was mad in the Coburn Cemetery at Glenwood. Mrs. Lawson was born December 22, 1870, at Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Preston and Jane Fraley Lawson. She had been a member of the Christian Church for 65 years. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Lester, one sister, Mrs. Webb Cunningham of Louisa, route 4, one brother, Curt Lawson of Louisa route 4, and six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the daughter's home at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

LYCAN, May (Loar)

1880-1955

Mrs. May Loar Lycan, age 74, a well-known lifelong resident of Fort Gay, WV, passed away Tuesday April 12 at 4:10 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, where she had been a patient for the past three months. She was the widow of Henry Willard Lycan, who preceded her in death August 15, 1953. The deceased was born at Fort Gay, May 3, 1880, the daughter of the late H. B. and Belle Ferguson Loar. She had been a member of the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church since the age of 12. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant, Fort Gay, and the Rev. J. C. Hager, Louisa, officiating. Burial will be made in the Lycan Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until 12 noon when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Bowling, Port Chester, NY, and Mrs. Dennis Waller, Fort Gay, five sons, Attorney Chesley Lycan and Orval Lycan of Ashland, KY, Gilbert Lycan of Deland, FL, and William S. and Ralph B. Lycan, of Fort Gay, one sister, Mrs. Fred Crabtree, Fort Gay, and 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

LYNCH, John

1872-1955

John Lynch, 82, died Monday at Salt Petre, WV after an illness of one week. Mr. Lynch was born May 2, 1872, a son of the late Darcas Bowe and Fenner Lynch, and had been a life-long resident of Salt Petre. He was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. He was married 60 years to Rebecca Wellman Lynch, who survives. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Salt Petre Church, Thursday (today), with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Maynard, Decote, WV, Mrs. Maude Workman, Catlettsburg, KY; four sons, Carmie and Johnny Lynch, both at home, Arlin Lynch, Cabin Creek, WV, and Herbert Lynch, Salt Petre, and 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

MULLINS, William

1876-1955

William Mullins, 79, of Louisa, route 4, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jay Church of Buchanan, following an illness on one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Newcomb Chapel by the Rev. D. A. Hewlette. Burial followed in Harmon Cemetery. Mr. Mullins was born at Adams, KY, February 11, 1876. His parents were the late Robert and Lydia Travis Mullins. Mr. Mullins' wife, Mrs. Della Martin Mullins, died in 1948. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Church are three other daughters, Mrs. Lura Mae Church of Buchanan, Mrs. Fred McCarty of London, OH, and Mrs. Hiram Ball of Louisa, route 4, four sons, William and Thomas Mullins of Columbus, OH, Edgar Mullins of Fallsburg, and Jay Mullins of Louisa route 4, a sister, Mrs. Sheridan Shannon of Louisa, route 1, a half sister, Mrs. Elbert Bell of Catlettsburg; and two brothers, Robert Mullins of Gallup, KY and Charles Mullins of Ironton, OH; and 36 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Church from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1955

 

PARKER, Alice (Houck)

Mrs. Alice Parker, age 74 years, passed away suddenly at her home at Utica, OH Sunday morning, March 27. She had lived in Cherokee, KY all her life until ten years ago when she moved to Utica. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Cherokee and lived a very outstanding Christian life every day. She was dearly loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Drew B. Parker; three sons, F. M. (Bud) Parker, and Landford Parker, of Plain City, OH and Thurman of Utica, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Dora Elsie Campbell of West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Genoa Graham of Cherokee, KY and Miss Phoebe Jane Parker of Hannah, KY; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Cooper of Cherokee and 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was laid to rest in Utica, Tuesday, March 29 by the Law Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

PHILLIPS, Henry

1873-1955

Henry Phillips, 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Marcum of route 1, Fort Gay, WV at 9:30 p.m. Friday. He had been visiting his daughter for two weeks and his home was at Burnwell, KY. He had been in ill health for the past six months. He was born at Pikeville, KY, April 26, 1873, a son of the late Jacob and Nancy Jane Scott Phillips. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCoy Cemetery at Stringtown, KY The Rev. Roy Hall officiated. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joe Marcum, and 18 grandchildren. His wife, Cynthia Sparks Phillips, died nine years ago. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the funeral service. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

 

RIGGS, Milton J.

1874-1955

Milton J. Riggs, age 80 years, a well-known Louisa resident and a member of one of Eastern Kentucky's pioneer families, passed away suddenly Monday at 8:40 p.m. suffering a heart attack at his home, 118 Rice St., Born in Louisa, KY, September 2, 1874, he was a son of the late William Penn and Isabelle Burchette Riggs. He was married January 22, 1908 in San Antonio, TX to Miss Julia Hall of Portsmouth, OH, who preceded him in death December 14, 1954. He resided in Florida and Texas for three years where he was engaged  as a contractor. He later moved to Matoaka, WV where he owned and operated, the Fair Department Store. He returned to Lousia in 1930 where he resided since his retirement. He was a Spanish-American War Veteran and was a member of the Spanish War-Vets organization. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Thursday (today) April 28 at 2 p.m. by the very Rev. Francis M. Cooper of the Episcopal Church, Ashland, KY. Interment will be made in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John P. Skaggs, Columbus, OH; one son, William T. Riggs, a sister, Miss Willia Riggs, a brother, George Riggs and a granddaughter, Miss Sally Cain Riggs all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1955

 

SKAGGS, Callis B.

1915-1955

Callis B. Skaggs, 39, Keaton, was killed ....about 7 Tuesday, April 12, while unloading telephone  poles from a railroad car at the C & O yards at Paintsville, KY. He was employed by L. ......Company contractor for the .... Rural Telephone Company. It was reported the poles on the loaded car .... and rolled to the ground, striking the victim and crushing his body. Mr. Skaggs was born May 2, 1915, at Terryville, KY, a son of the late Jerry and Arinda Skaggs. He had moved to the location ....about four months ago. A veteran of World War II he enlisted the Army on July 31, 1941 and honorably discharged August 9, 1945 after serving ... Algeria, French ..., Tunisia,  and Rome. He received the FAM Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars and the American Defense Service Medal. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Surviving are five brothers, Hunter Skaggs, Terryville, KY, Oscar Skaggs, New Boston, OH, Harlie Skaggs, Pittsburgh, PA, Noah and Ben E. Skaggs, both of Columbus, OH, and five sisters, Versa Skaggs, Sandy Hook, kY, Manda McKenzie, Lancaster, OH, Lila Certain, Derbyville, OH, Mary Barker, Martha, KY and Elva Gillem, Keaton. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15 at the Keaton Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Terryville. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1955

 

WALLER, Myrtle (Adkins)

1887-1955

Mrs. Myrtle Adkins Waller, 67, of Potter, Louisa, route 4, died at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Louisa Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Charles Gray. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Waller was born on Louisa route 4, July 23, 1887, a daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn Salyers Adkins, and was a member of the Baptist Church. She was married 50 years ago to Dennie Waller, who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Elswick of Ashland, Mrs. Jack Turner of Huntington, Mrs. Lewis Palmer of Oklahoma City, OK, Mrs. Virgil Brumfield of Fort Gay route 1, and Miss Garnet Waller at home; four sons, Homer Waller of Louisa, route 4, Dennis Waller of Fort Gay, George Waller of Lancaster, OH, and James Waller of Elkhorn City, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hazlett and Mrs. Frank Harmon, of Louisa; three brothers, Dude Adkins of Ironton, OH, Drew Adkins of Harts, WV, and Clem Adkins of Ashland and 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1955

 

WALTER, Roscoe Franklin

1880-1955

Roscoe Franklin Walter, former resident of Blaine, KY, a member of one of Lawrence County's prominent families, a retired lawyer and government official, succumbed at Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg, VA, April 24, at 8:15 a.m. Intermittently ill for a year, his condition became serious in the lat few days. Born in Blaine, KY March 23, 1880, he was a son of the late Monroe M. and Ann Patrick Walter. Upon graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1908, he passed the Tennessee State Bar to practice law in the same year. He entered government service in 1909 with the Inter-State Commerce Commission in Washington, D. C. In 1921 he resigned as Chief Attorney for the Bureau of Safety, to enter the practice of law. In 1927, he reentered the Inter-State Commerce Commission, entering on duties for the Civil Aeronautics Administration from which he retired in 1943. After retirement in 1943 from government service he was active in the practice of Public Utility Law. He and his wife, Mrs. Grace A. Barker Walter have resided at their Leesville Road residence, route 5, Lynchburg, VA for the past 7 years going to that community from Washington, D. C. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ronald MacDonald of Arlington, VA, Mrs. Ann Payne of Oakland, CA and Mrs. Isabel Snider of Washington, D. C. ; three sisters, Mrs. D. J. and Mrs. C. L. Thompson, of Louisa, KY, and Mrs. B. H. Vaughan of Port Arthur, TX; one brother, A. Henry Walter of Forestville, VA; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Whitten Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Burial was made in Fort Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1955

 

YOUNG, Richard F.

1870-1955

Richard F. Young, 84, of Webbville, KY, a retired farmer and livestock dealer died at his home at 4 a.m. Wednesday of last week. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home. The Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiated and burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Young was born at Cherokee, KY, October 18, 1870, a son of the late John and Mahala Kelly Young. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Catherine Roberts Young, died in 1953. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lula Nancy and Mrs. Hubert Saunders of Columbus, OH, Miss Wanda Lee Young, at home, five sons, Bert Young, London, OH, Burns and Sanford Young, at home, victor Young of Trenton, MI and Ray Young of Columbus, 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1955

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BALL, Kenneth

Kenneth Ball, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie L. Ball, of Mansfield, R. D. 1, OH, former Fort Gay residents, was run over by a tractor while playing in a field with a six year old playmate, Saturday, April 30. Young Ball was playing in a field where farmers were preparing for spring planting. The youngster died at Mansfield General Hospital at 4 p.m. after surgery failed to save his life. He was playing with a companion, Darrell Kissel, 6. Kissel's father, Robert L. Kissel, was operating the tractor on the S. Claude Linn farm, Linn Road, at the time of the tragic accident. The accident occurred while Kissel was backing the tractor. He was pulling a spreader and didn't see his own son and the Ball youngster who ran out behind the machine, Mrs. Ball said. The Ball youngster was an only son. His father is a car inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Linn farm is at 14 Linn Road, Mansfield, R, D. 1. Surviving besides his parents, are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eathel Ball, of Wadsworth and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Carroll of Fort Gay, WV, great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lando Smith and Mrs. William Carroll and B. C. Ball, all of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Funeral services were held at the Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church, Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Bellomy, officiating. Burial was made in the Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1955

 

BORDERS, Harrison

1888-1955

Funeral services for Harrison Borders, 66, of Island Creek, Pike county, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the residence with the Rev. Paul Layne officiating. Burial was in the Sword Cemetery at Island Creek. Mr. Borders died at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17 at his home after a sudden illness. Born at Whitehouse, KY, he was a son of Joe and Mirza Dixon Borders. He was a retired foreman of the United Carbon Gas Company. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, he had lived in that area 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Borders, two sons, Cecil C. Borders of Charleston, WV, and James E. Borders, Wyandotte, MI; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth B. Allen, of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Willia Jean Anderson of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Lewis C. Borders of Gallup, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Daniels of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Wrae Meeks and Mrs. Miranda Wallen, both of River, KY and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1955

 

BRANHAM, Frances (Derifield)

1883-1955

Mrs. Frances Derifield Branham, 72, of Louisa, died suddenly at noon Friday, May 6th at the home of a brother, Charles Derifield of Clifford, KY. Mrs. Branham and a twin sister, Mrs. Florence Frazier of Ashland, were both visiting at their brother's home, Mrs. Branham suffered a heart attack and died as the family was finishing the noon meal. She was born March 23, 1883, in Wise County, VA, a daughter of the late William C. and Anna Ingle Derifield. She had lived in Kentucky since she was six years old, and in Louisa for 30 years. Mrs. Branham was the widow of Samuel S. Branham and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Clifford High School gymnasium with the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Derifield Cemetery at Clifford. Additional survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ora Wireman of Oakland, IN, Mrs. Alonzo Clay, Mrs. Roy Burns and Mrs. Paul Janes of Mansfield, OH, one son, W. D. Branham of Lexington, IN; two other sisters, Mrs. Sarah Martin of Webb route 1, and Mrs. Frank Peters of Clifford and another brother, Millard Derifield of Clifford; and 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1955

 

CAINES, Andrew

Andrew (Andy) Caines, of Kenova, WV, 90, died Thursday at 11:15 p.m. at the home of his son, Goff Caines, 1911 Pine Street, Kenova, WV after an illness of one week. He was born at Potter, Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Hiram and Nancy Caines. He is the last survivors of a family of nine children. He was an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company for many years, having retired 20 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Caines, and three daughters, Mrs. Bell Carney of Orlando, FL, Mrs. John Page, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Ruth Bostic of Syracuse, KS; four sons, Goff, Herbert and Joe Caines of Kenova and Elmer Caines of St. Albans, WV. A son, Luther, preceded him in death several years ago. Eleven grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Kenova, with Rev. H. A. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was made in the Docks Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1955

 

CREEL, Minnie Mae (Hayes)

Mrs. Minnie Mae Creel, 78, of Louisa, died at 2 p.m. Monday in a Charleston, WV hospital following an illness of four months. She had been a resident of Louisa for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church here by the Rev. Charles Gray. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Creek was a daughter of the late Wilson and Rhoda Martin Hayes. Her husband, Harry Creel, for many years an oil and gas contractor, died in 1943. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray Grabeal of Ona, WV, and Mrs. Harry A. Carney of Charleston; two brothers, Claude Hayes of Ashland and Sidney Hayes of Louisa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Glora C. Hooper of Charleston and three great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1955

 

DEAN, Mary (Skeens)

1890-1955

Mrs. Mary Skeens Dean, 65, of Fort Gay route 1, on Tabors Creek, died Tuesday May 17, at 10:15 a.m. after an illness of one month. Her husband, Ollie S. Dean, preceded her in death in 1932. The deceased was born at Fort Gay route 1, December 19, 1890, a daughter of the late Granville S. and Verne Fortner Skeens. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church where she had been a life-long member. The Rev. Carvel Grant and Dr. B. R. Lakin will officiate. Burial will be made in the Billups Cemetery on Tabors Creek. The body will be taken from the Curtright Funeral Home at 10 a.m. (today) Thursday to the residence on Tabors Creek. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Mullins of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Okie Ratliff, of Fort Gay; five sons, Fred C., Frank, Muriel, allen and Glenn W., all of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Brady Wellman, Fort Gay, Mrs. Oscar Dean, Kenova and Mrs. Maggie Akers, Huntington; four brothers, Paul and James Skeens of Fort Gay, Frank Skeens, Pirchard, WV and Charles Fortner of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1955

 

DILLON, Mack

Mack Dillon, 70, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, at 5 a.m. Friday, May 20, after an illness of five weeks. He lived at Webb, WV where he was born. He was a son of the late Chris and Belle Parsley Dillon. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Webb Community Church with the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Meek Dillon, who he married 17 years ago; and one brother, W. M. Dillon of Nolan, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1955

 

HAYES, Gracie (Stambaugh)

1904-1955

Mrs. Gracie Stambaugh Hayes, 50, of Louisa route 1, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Belle's Chapel Church by the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Jay Preston. Burial was made in the Hayes cemetery on Louisa, route 1. Mrs. Hayes was born December 17, 1904, at Kerz, KY, a daughter of the late Fred and Merendie Murry Stambaugh. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was married 34 years ago to Carl Hayes, who survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lewis B. Adams of Columbus, OH and Miss Bertha Mae Hayes, at home; five sons, Yullis Hayes of Columbus, Carl T. Hayes of Louisa route 1, and Charles L., Odis Dean and Willie Gene Hayes at home; one sister, Mrs. Farris Hayes of Louisa, route 1, three brothers, Sam Stambaugh of Celeania, CA, Luther Stambaugh of Ashland, KY, and Earl Stambaugh of Buckeye Lake, OH and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home, here. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1955

 

MAYNARD, Jesse

1882-1955

Jesse Maynard, 72, died at the home of Mrs. Oscar Rowe, 302 Water Street, Louisa, Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. after an illness of two months. He had formerly lived at Clifford, KY but had made his home with Mrs. Rowe for the past 18 months. Mr. Maynard was born at Clifford, June 12, 1882. He was a son of the late Allen and Renda Hammond Maynard. He was a farmer until his retirement 15 years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist Church on Big Laurel. the Rev. Arch Thompson will officiate, and burial will be made in the Maynard Cemetery on Big Laurel. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Rowe, Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. where it will remain until funeral time. Survivors include two brothers, John C. and Linzie Maynard of route 2, Louisa and 11 nieces and 11 nephews. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1955

 

MCQUEEN, Claude M.

1872-1955

Claude M. McQueen, 83, of Fort Gay, WV, a grocer and a retired conductor for the Norfolk & Western Railway Company, died of a heart attack at his home at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 18. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Carvel Grant. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery at Williamson. Mr. McQueen was employed by the N & W for more than 40 years. He retired in 1942 and he and his wife operated a grocery store for the past five years. He was born February 20, 1872 at Prattsville, AL, a son of the late James D. and Jane Merrit McQueen. He lived in Bluefield and Williamson, before moving to Fort Gay. He was a member of the Baptist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the James Russell Camp of United Spanish War Veterans in Huntington, the Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lottie Thompson McQueen, four daughters, Mrs. Lola Alls, Huntington, Miss Ila McQueen, Charleston, Mrs. Roy Rolen, Williamson and Mrs. Robert Penny of Washington, two sons, James D. McQueen of Williamson and Charles E. McQueen stationed with the Naval Air Corps in California; one sister, Mrs. Lola M. Daniels of Chattahoochee, FL, one step daughter, Mrs. Leroy Brown of Birmingham,AL; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His first wife, Mrs. Millie Lawson McQueen, died in 1922. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1955

 

MEREDITH, Clarence Ray

Clarence Ray Meredith, 34, of Prichard, WV was killed instantly when struck by a train at Chippewa, OH, two miles northeast of Rittman, OH at 3:10 a.m. Monday. He had been employed as a laborer by the Erie Railway Company at Rittman. He was born at Prichard, WV, a son of Mrs. Emma Ellis Meredith and the late Pearl Meredith. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge No. 60 of White's Creek, WV. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Bellomy Chapel, Hubbardstown, WV. The Rv. Kelly Patton and Rev. Walter Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Strother Cemetery at Hubbardstown. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home here, Wednesday at 10 a.m. to the home of a brother, C. E. Meredith at Hubbardstown. Survivors include his mother of Prichard route 1, two daughters, Carol and Sandra Meredith of Columbus, OH; one son, Larry, also of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. William Hodge, Columbus, Mrs. Homer Swathwood, route 1, Prichard and Mrs. Harmie VanHoose of Rittman, OH; five brothers, J. O. Meredith of Fort Gay, W. H. Meredith of Newport News, VA, B. C. Meredith, Kenova, WV, C. E. Meredith, Prichard, route 1, and T. E. Meredith of Kenova. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1955

 

MUSIC, William

1869-1955

William Music, 85, of Fort Gay, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa, by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in Ratcliff Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV. Mr. Music was born May 22, 1869, in Tazewell County, VA, a son of the late Jesse and Stanhope Music. He had spent most of his life in Wayne County and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Glenhayes. Mr. Music was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Adams Music; one step daughter, Mrs. John Branham of Glenhayes; three stepsons, Frank York of Glenhayes, Thomas York of Williamson and Oscar Marsh of Detroit and two brothers, Charles Music of Welch and John Music of Pocahontas. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1955

 

PAYNE, Nancy Jane (Esteppe)

1864-1955

Mrs. Nancy Jane Payne, 90, of Irish Creek, near Adams, KY, died Thursday, April 28 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Elbert Adams of Irish Creek, the Rev. Clyde Adams and the Rev. S. B. Ball officiated. Burial was made in the Payne Cemetery. Mrs. Payne was born August 27, 1864, a daughter of the late Manuel and Betsey Meade Esteppe. Her husband, James Payne, died in 1935. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Belva Carter and Mrs. Rosie Maynard of Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Kimbler Pyles of Springfield, OH; four sons, Jonas Payne of Adams, Lee Payne of Lexington, VA, Charles Payne of Ohio, and Monroe Payne of Cherokee and one sister, Mrs. Mary Parker of Adams; 27 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home here to the home of the granddaughter, Mrs. Elbert Adams. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1955

 

SCARBERRY, William

1866-1955

William Scarberry, 88, of Georges Creek, a retired farmer, died at his home Thursday, May 12, at 8:30 a.m. He was born August 6, 1866, at Georges Creek, and was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Lucy Fraley Scarberry, died in 1940. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the residence with the Rev. German W. Walters and Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery at Georges Creek. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John M. Scarberry of Georges Creek; one son, Graden Scarberry of Columbus, OH and 19 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1955

 

SNYDER, Sarah Lucretia (McClure)

1860-1955

Mrs. Sarah Lucretia McClure Snyder, age 95, one of Louisa's well-known and beloved women, a member of one of Eastern Kentucky's pioneer families, and a life-long resident, succumbed at her home on Lady Washington Street, Thursday, at 6 p.m. after an illness of two weeks. Her husband, Thomas Jefferson Snyder, preceded her in death 21 years. The deceased was born in Louisa, January 29, 1860, a daughter of the late Strother and Martha Garrett McClure. Mrs. Snyder was perhaps the oldest woman in Louisa at the time of her death. She was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church, and the Woman's Society of Christian Service in her earlier age. She was one of the church's oldest members. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence on Lady Washington Street, with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating, and burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Sunday at 1 p.m. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie S. Adams, Catlettsburg, KY and Mrs. A. C. McClure of Louisa; one brother, Dr. George M. McClure, Sr., of Danville, KY, three granddaughters, Mrs. John Ross, Charlottesburg, VA, Mrs. Ray Meek, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Garvie Molumthy of Arlington, VA; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1955

 

WHEELER, Rhoda (Ball)

1867-1955

Mrs. Rhoda Ball Wheeler, 87, died at her home in Blaine, KY, at 5 p.m. Sunday following an illness of three months. She was the widow of Malachi Wheeler. She was the daughter of the late Greenville and Fanny Thompson Ball. She was born at Mattie, KY, May 25, 1867. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was made in the Wheeler Cemetery, Blaine, KY. She had been a member of the United Baptist church for 52 years. Survivors are six sons, Kay and Tip Wheeler of Louisa, Mont of Louisa route 1, and tom, Jake and Morgan Wheeler of Blaine; five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Castle of Hannah, KY, Mrs. Alice Stambaugh of Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Walter Salyers of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Luther Young of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Dock Piggmon of Louisa; 46 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1955

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ARTRIP, Christopher C.

1880-1955

Christopher C. Artrip, 75, of Fort Gay route 1, died Tuesday, June 7 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spruce Lick Church at Fort Gay route 1 by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Artrip Cemetery on Fort Gay route 1. Mr. Artrip, a farmer, was born at Fort Gay, April 27, 1880, a son of the late Allie and Ada Ferguson Artrip. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Artrip was married 54 years ago to the former Miss Martha Trent, who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. F B. Dean, and Mrs. B. R.  Hatcher of Columbus, OH, Mrs. H. F. McCann of Fort Gay, Mrs. T. A. Copley of Creston, OH and Mrs. Marvin S. Varney of Matewan, one brother, C. W. Artrip of Fort Gay, route 1, and 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

BARTRAM, Monterville

1876-1955

Monerville Bartram, 79, of Fort Gay route 2, died at the home of a son, Gordon D. Bartram, route 1, Fort Gay, WV at 3 p.m. Thursday following an extended illness. He was born at Fort Gay, March 29, 1876, the son of the late Elisha and Martha Jane Robinson Bartram. He was a farmer and formerly a rural mail carrier. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 64 years. Surviving are the wife, Julia Peters Bartram; three sons, Kelsie E. Bartram of Fort Gay, Paul R. Bartram of State College, PA, and Gordon D. Bartram of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. B. F. Baker of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. David Wheeler of Fort Gay; one brothers, W. R. Bartram of Elizabeth, IN and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Bartram Chapel with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was made in the Bartram Cemetery, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, Big Sandy News, June 9, 1955

 

BILLUPS, Elmon Sheperd

1874-1955

Elmon Sheperd Billups, 80, of Louisa, rout 4, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the chapel cemetery. Mr. Billups, a farmer, was born November 8, 1874, at Louisa route 4, a son of the late Robert H. and Hester Thompson Billups. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Mr. Billups was married 56 years ago to the former Miss Alice Burton who survives. Additional survivors include one son, Okla H. Billups, Kenova; one sister, Mrs. Anderson A. Webb of Oklahoma City; four brothers, John A. Billups of Tampa, FL, David H. Billups of Portsmouth, OH, Fred D. Billups of Pittsburgh, PA, and Robert F. Billups of Kenova and one granddaughter, Mrs. Keith B. Costo, Huntington, one grandson, Joseph E. Billups, Pittsburgh and one great grandson, David Costo, Huntington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1955

 

BURCHETT, James Calvin

James Calvin Burchett, 81, of Louisa route 3, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the home of Ernest E. Burchett. He was a farmer and lived most of his life near route 3. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Irene Kazee Burchett. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Burchett Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Survivors are two brothers, Drew Burchett, Seal Beach, CA and Charlie Burchett, Billingham, WA; one sister, Mrs. Millie Alley of East Liverpool, OH. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

 

CASTNER, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Castner died Wednesday, June 8, at the home of her son, Jack Castner, Lexington, KY after a long illness. Funeral services were held at Ironton, OH where interment was made Saturday. The Castner family lived in Louisa for several years, coming here from Pennsylvania during the oil boom in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

FAIRCHILD, George N.

1876-1955

George N. Fairchild, 78, of Route 2, Louisa, died at his home at 8 a.m. Sunday after an illness of two years.  He was a retired farmer. He was born at Asa, KY., July 1, 1876, a son of the late Eli and Mellisa May Fairchild.  He had lived on Route 2 for the past 34 years, and was a member of the United Baptist Church for 58 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the residence.  The Rev. Hammie May, the Rev. Prater Blair and the Rev. Millard O'Brian officiated. Burial was in the Fairchild and Lemasters Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Surviving are the wife, Alice Lemasters Fairchild; three sons, Elbert Fairchild, Riceville, KY.; D. J. Fairchild, Peru, Ind., and Guy Fairchild of Rt. 2, Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Scott Watts, Huntington, and Mrs. Charles Mayo, Huntington, 25 grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence on route 2 (Walbridge section). Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

GEORGE, James

1887-1955

James George, 67, of Urbana, O., former resident of George's Creek, KY., died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Cox, of George's Creek. He was born at George's Creek, November 29 1887, a son of the late Elias and Julia Brown George.  He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral Services were conducted at the Borders Chapel at George's Creek at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tishia Boyd George; three daughters, Mrs. Mitchell Burton and Mrs. Eugene Sparks, both of Cable, O., and Mrs. Luther Cox, of George's Creek; two sons, Mitchell and Ashell George, both of Urbana, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Clifford Meadows of Greenup, KY., Mrs. John Beasley of Trent, KY., Mrs. Alfred Chandler of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Tiny Hall of Wurtland, KY. Four other brother survive: Lundie George of George's Creek, Nathan and Homer George, both of Urbana, Ohio, and Dan George, of Springfield, Ohio, and 13 grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 8 1955   Funeral Services Conducted Sunday For James George James George, 67, of Urbana, OH. former resident of George's Creek, KY., died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Cox, of George's Creek. He was a brother of Elias George of White House. He was born at George's Creek, November 29, 1887, a son of the late Elias and Julia Brown George. He was member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Borders Chapel at Georges Creek at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tisha Boyd George; three daughters, Mrs. Mitchell Burton and Mrs. Eugene Sparks, both of Cable, OH., and Mrs. Luther Cox of George's Creek; two sons, Mitchell and Ashell George, both of Urbana, OH.; four sisters, Mrs. Clifford Meadows of Greenup, KY, Mrs. John Beasley of Trent, KY., Mrs. Alfred Chandler of Springfield, OH., and Mrs. Tiny Hall of Wurtland, KY. Four other brothers survive: Lundie George of George's Creek, Nathan and Homer George, both of Urbana, OH, and Dan George of Springfield and 13 grandchildren also survive. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home here to the home of Mrs. Cox. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

MILLER, Garland

1926-1955

Funeral services for Garland Miller, 29, of Monroe, MI, who died there Friday were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Meade's Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on Georges Creek. Mr. Miller had lived at Monroe for the past ten years and was employed as a machinist. He was born September 29, 1926, at Louisa, a son of Henry and David O'Bryan Miller. Surviving are the parents of Louisa, the wife, Mrs. Hazel Laney Miller; a son, Garland Miller, Jr., at home, four sisters, Mrs. McKinley Webb of East Point, KY, Mrs. Giles Mitchell and Mrs. Charles Laney of Monroe, MI, Miss Kitty Ruth Miller of route 1, Louisa, six brothers, Joseph Miller of Manton, KY, Ray, Graden, J. Edward, Henry and David Miller, all of Monroe. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

 

MILLION, Mary (Pickerell)

1911-1955

Mrs. Mary Pickerell Million, 44, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday of last week in the Norton Infirmary at Louisville after a two year illness. She formerly lived in Louisa and had been a resident of Richmond, KY for the past 10 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in Louisa, by the Rev. A. J. Roberts and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the Pickerell Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born at Louisa, April 17, 1911, Mrs. Million was the daughter of the late Delbert and Lillian Heston Pickerell. Her first husband, Walter Rorrer, died in 1935. Survivors include the second husband, Owen Million of Richmond, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Adams of Fort Knox, KY, and Mrs. Ralph Elkins of Louisville; one son, Danny Rorrer of Somerset, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Skaggs of Louisa and Mrs. Ella Elliott of Wyandotte, MI, seven brothers, William, Bernard and Kenneth Pickerell of Louisa; James Pickerell of Ashland, Virgil Pickerell of Monroe, MI, Charles Pickerell of Kermit, WV and Ernest Wray Pickerell of Kenova and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1955

 

MOORE, Nancy Jane (Vanover)

1880-1955

Mrs. Nancy Jane Vanover Moore, 75, died at her home route 1, Ashland, KY at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. She died suddenly. Mrs. Moor moved to Boyd County from Lawrence County, March 1, 1880, the daughter of Arch and Lydia Ann Colegrove Vanover. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. The place of service will be announced later. Burial was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. She was a life-time member of the Garrett Chapel Church in Lawrence County, KY. Surviving are the husband, John C. Moore; three sons, William A. Moore of route 1 Ashland, A. f. Moore and Charles Moore, both of Rush, KY; four daughters, Mrs. Ray Huff of Ironton, OH, Mrs. William Grace of Ashland, Mrs. Albert Edwards of route 1, Ashland, and Mrs. Lorena Grizzill of Grayson, KY; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Four brothers, John and Andy Vanover, both of Rush, Russell Vanover of Lawrence County and Clarence Vanover of Boyd County, KY; three sisters, Mrs. C. J. Jordan of Louisa, Mrs. Belva Keelin of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lucille McGranahan of Rush, also survive. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

 

PECK, Clyde

Clyde Peck, 35, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Logan and Fort Gay, WV who died Saturday in a Columbus hospital, was buried in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay route 1 following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church at Fort Gay route 1 with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Mr. Peck was born at Logan, a son of the late Walter and Sadie Wellman Peck. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lona Mae Pressley Peck; two daughters, two sons, two sisters, Mrs. Jack Patterson of Muncie, IN, and Mrs. Edward Porter of Wayne, MI and the grandmother, Mrs. Martha Wellman of Fort Gay, route 1. the body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1955

 

ROBERTSON, Kizzie Ellen (See)

1875-1955

Mrs. Kizzie Ellen Robertson, 80, of Fort Gay, route 2, WV, died in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four months. The widow of the late Frank Willard Robertson who died in 1902, she had been hospitalized for four weeks. Mrs. Robertson was born February 12, 1875, at Salt Petre, WV, the daughter of the late John and Sarah Wellman See. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for over 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Peter's Chapel Church,  route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was made in the Robertson Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Gernell Robertson at home; a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Hill of route 2, Fort Gay and three grandsons, Taylor D. Dawson of route 2, Fort Gay, W. David Dawson of Bridgeport, CT, and Robert Luther Robertson at home. The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Hill from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

 

ROBINETTE, Sarah (Thompson)

1891-1955

Mrs. Sarah Thompson Robinette, 64, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at her home on route 1, Louisa, (Little Blaine Creek). Her death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis. She formerly lived at Chapman, KY and had resided on route 1, five years. She was born May 7, 1891, at Busseyville, KY a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Riffle Thompson. She had been married to John Robinette for 42 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the residence by the Rev. W. T. Fraley. Burial was made in the Flem Robinette Cemetery. The body was removed to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Jay Chapman, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ollie Ellis, Circleville, OH, Mrs. George Vance, Columbus, Mrs. Bill Rice of Haverhill and Mrs. Robert Holley of route 1, Louisa; three sons, Thomas F. and John Robinette, Jr. both of Columbus and James Robinette of route 1, Louisa; three sisters, Miss Ruby Thompson, Mrs. Lee Patrick and Mrs. Willie Robinette, all of Chapman, KY, two half brothers, Carl Parker of Columbus and Milt Parker of Chapman and 28 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1955

 

SHORTRIDGE, William Roy

1913-1955

William Roy Shortridge, 41, native of Lawrence County, KY and a former resident of Portsmouth, OH, died Friday, June 3, in a veterans hospital in Dearborn, MI after an extended illness. A veteran of World War II, Shortridge was born in Lawrence County, on November 24, 1913, a son of the late Roscoe and Stella Smith Shortridge. He resided with an aunt, Mrs. Ward Womach, in Portsmouth, OH, at the time of his enlistment in the service on March 16, 1942. He served as a bombadier in the Air Force until severely wounded in a raid over Tunis in December 1942. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Harrington Shortridge of Big Bay, MI, one daughter by a previous marriage, Stella Frances Shortridge of Louisa, KY, his step mother, Mrs. Mary Shortridge, also of Louisa, and two sisters, Evelyn Shortridge of Louisa and Mrs. Ella Powers of Carthage, MO. The body arrived at 2:10 a.m. on Monday at the Wendell-Howell Funeral Home, Portsmouth, where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Belva (Dean)

Belva Dean Thompson, 58, of Webbville died at the King's Daughters' Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Friday following an illness of two months. She was born at Irad, KY, daughter of Robert and Barbara Wilks Dean. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brammer Gap Church, route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the  Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Grover Thompson; five daughters, Mrs. John Bays of Willard, KY, Mrs. Willie Carroll of Maysburg, WV, Mrs. Clynard Webb of Baltimore, MD, Glenna and Phyllis Thompson both at home; five sons, June Thompson of Ashland, S/Sgt Paul Thompson, with the Air Force at Altus, OK, Herbert Thompson of Ashland, Charles and Frank, both at home. The mother, Mrs. Barbara McKinney of Louisa also survived as do nine grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

WELLMAN, Jessie Olive (Maynard)

1886-1955

Jessie Olive Wellman, of Circleville, route 3, OH, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday May 23, in Berger hospital there. Mrs. Wellman was born September 28, 1886, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of Daniel Johns and Josephine Beaire Maynard. She was the widow of Lace M. Wellman, former employee of the First National Bank, Louisa, who died March 15, 1954. Surviving are two sons, Maynard and Jack Wellman, both of Circleville, route 3, a brother, Joliffe Maynard of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Frasher of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Thelma Kern of Walbridge, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26 in the Defenbaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Alonzo Hill officiating. Burial was made in Forest Cemetery, there. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

 

WHITT, Kathryn Leigh

1955-1955

Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church for Kathryn Leigh Whitt, three months old daughter of Burnett W. and Lorraine Moore Whitt, who died Thursday, June 23, at 12:10 a.m. in the Louisa General Hospital after an illness of two weeks. The Rev. Charles Perry, church pastor, officiated in the pulpit. William T. Hinkle sand two selection requested by the Whitt family, "Always" and Brahms "Lullaby". Miss Linda Curtright was the organ accompanist. Interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Pallbearers were R. T. Burns, Jr., John and Brad Wright and Billy Elkins. Survivors include the parents, one sister, Sandra Burnett Whitt, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. J. L. Moore, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1955

 

YOUNG, Jesse

Jesse Young, 75, of Webbville, died Thursday, June 9, at 9:30 p.m. in a Huntington hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident May 30 when his brother John Young died a few hours after the accident. Mr. Young was the son of the late Thomas and Pauline Holbrook Young. He was born at Webbville. He was a farmer and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Cemetery on Irish Creek with the Rev. Leonard Adams officiating. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Willie Moore of Woodstock, OH and Mrs. Alvin Holbrook of Circleville, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1955

 

YOUNG, John

An automobile accident, about 15 miles west of Louisa, on State Route 32, near Adams, KY, which resulted in the  death of  John Young, age 70, of route 1, Webbville, about two hours later at the Louisa General Hospital, was declared accidental by a coroner's jury held Tuesday morning at the City building in Louisa. His brother, Jesse Young, 75, also injured in the collision, is in a critical condition. He was given emergency treatment at the Louisa General Hospital immediately following the accident but was later removed to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, where little hope is held for his recovery. John Young's son, Luther, driver of the car in which the two brothers, John and Jesse Young and Ova Campbell were passengers, said the car struck a truck which stopped suddenly in front of his car, causing the accident. Homer Hylton, of Ellen, KY, driver of the truck, said he decided to stop and pick up a hitchhiker and he failed to see the car back of him. The accident, he said, happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Attaches at the Louisa General Hospital said John Young died of head injuries. Jesse Young suffered a severe head injury and concussions. Luther Young and Ova Campbell were treated for lacerations and other injuries and were dismissed. Graveside rites for the deceased will be conducted at 2 p.m. (today) Thursday at the family cemetery on Irish Creek, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Matilda Grubb Young; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Kiser of Columbus, Mrs. Willard Ault of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Dewey Hogston of Cherokee, KY, and Mrs. Mart Carter of Webbville, route 1; six sons, Walter, Clyde, Jay and Carl Young of Columbus, Con Young of Cherokee and Luther Young at home; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Moore of Woodstock, OH and Mrs. Alvin Holbrook of Circleville, OH, and one brother, Jesse Young of Webbville, route 1. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1955

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BEVINS, Mary (Lowe)

1869-1955

Mrs. Mary Lowe Bevins, 86, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Slone at Ulysses, KY, died at the home of another, Mrs. Andrew Scarberry at Northland, KY, where she had been residing for the past six weeks. She became ill on Wednesday morning of last week and passed away suddenly. Her husband, Merdia Bevins, preceded her in death 24 years ago. Born at Lowmansville, KY February 15, 1869, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Slone, at Ulysses, Thursday at 1:30. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Belle's Chapel on Georges Creek with the Revs. Bird Webb and Gallie Isaac, officiating. Interment was made in the Bevins Cemetery on Georges Creek. Survivors include the two daughters; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Burns of Beaver, OH, 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1955

 

CHAPMAN, William Zenith

1897-1955

William Zenith (Zack) Chapman, 58, an employee of the C & O Railway for the past 29 years, passed away at a Pikeville hospital Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. after an illness of 1 1/2 hours, suffering a coronary occlusion. The deceased was born at Chapman, KY, July 11, 1897, a son of George O. and the late Ada Peters Chapman. He had been a member of the Methodist Church at Chapman for the past 30 years and was a member of the R. R. Telegraphers. He had resided at Chapman, from 1929 to 1949, when he moved to Pikeville, KY where he had resided for the past 7 1/2 years. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Interment will be made in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Della Fugitt Chapman; three daughters, Miss Wilma Chapman, Pikeville, Mrs. Fred Franklin, Chapman, Mrs. D. R. Hardin, Pikeville; two sons, Willis Chapman, Indianapolis, IN and Willard Chapman, Ashland, KY; two sisters, Mrs. W. g. Miller, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. B. R. Fugitt, Louisa; one brother, Alger J. Chapman, Louisa, and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until Thursday at 4 p.m. when it will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Franklin at Chapman where it will remain until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1955

 

 

DANIEL, William

1888-1955

William "Bud" Daniel, 66, lifelong resident of Richardson, KY., died Monday night in a Paintsville hospital following an illness of two years. The son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Boyd Daniel, he was born November 25 1888, at Peach Orchard, KY. He was a fireman for the railroad and a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and Railway Trainmen's Union. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Price Daniels, one son, Russell Daniels, Patrick, KY.; six daughters, Beulah Childers; Virginia VanHoose; Francis VanHoose; Willia Mae Daniel, all of Richardson, KY.; and Nancy Elizabeth Haney and Ruth Evelyn McHenry, both of Mansfield, Ohio. Others survivors include two brothers, Everette Daniel, Auxier; and Jack Daniel, East Point; four sisters, Anna Newlen, Detriot, Michigan; Leona Jackson, Thelma, KY.; Montana Travis, Catlettsburg; and Virgie Lee Blanton, Chillicothe, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the home at Richardson, with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Richardson Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

DAVIS, Maudie (George)

1874-1955

Mrs. Maudie Davis, 80, of Ulysses, KY, died July 6, at her home. She had been ill for four months. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of a son, Willard Terry of Ashland route 2. Burial was made in Calvin Cemetery at Cannonsburg, KY. Mrs. Davis was born October 20, 1874, at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Davis George. She had lived at Ulysses for 18 years. Survivors include the husband, Bascom Davis, one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Tanner of Ashland; four sons, John Terry of Coalfork, WV, Arthur Terry of Paducah and Willie and Willard Terry of Ashland, route 2, and one step son, B. H. Terry of Ligon, KY. The body was taken to the Willard Terry home from the Young Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

 

FULTZ, Effie (Ferguson)

1909-1955

Mrs. Effie Fultz, 46, of Terryville, KY passed away at 10:55 Tuesday night in a local hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage around 12 noon at her home. She was rushed to the hospital immediately following the sudden illness. Mrs. Fultz, a native of Relief, KY, was born January 23, 1909, and was a daughter of the late Millard and Celia Riggsby Ferguson. Survivors include her husband, Everett Fultz to whom she had been married 12 years; one son, Denzie Lee Fultz, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Floura Riggsby, Skaggs, KY, Mrs. Ralph Marker, Mrs. Joe Baker and Mrs. Raymond Buttery, all of Canton, OH; two brothers, Walter Ferguson of Crockett, KY and Okey Ferguson of Red Bush, KY. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

GRAVES, Louisa Lillian (Miller)

1888-1955

Mrs. Louisa Lillian Graves, 66, of Georges Creek, died in a local hospital at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, following a 7 month illness. She was born December 23, 1888, a daughter of the late Malcolm and Alafair O'Bryan Miller. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the residence. The Rev. Bird Webb officiated and burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Walter H. Graves, two daughters, Mrs. Vaughn Borders, Rossomer, WV, and Mrs. Worth Adams of Georges Creek; four sons, Bill Graves at home, John H. Graves, Georges Creek, Lindsey A. Graves, Whitehouse, KY, Corporal Jack Graves, stationed with the U. S. Army at LeGrand, IL; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Austin, route 1, Louisa; three brothers, Leander Miller, Green Miller and Billy Miller, all of route 1 Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

HARRIS, J. W.

1866-1955

J. W. Harris, 89, died at his home on route 2, Louisa at 11:50 a.m. Sunday after an illness of three years. He had lived on route 2 for the past 46 years. He resided at Catlettsburg before moving to the Louisa area. He was born January 11, 1866 in Elliott County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harris. He was a former dealer in lumber and operated a general merchandise store. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Cherryville Baptist Church with the Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiating, and burial was made in the Dixon Cemetery at Ashland. He had been a member of the Cherryville church for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie J. Harris; two daughters, Mrs. N. J. Blake, Hilltop, WV and Mrs. Marie Crace of Catlettsburg; one son, Granville Harris of Kenova, 21 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

HAYES, Paul E.

1914-1955

Paul E. Hayes, former resident of Louisa, who suffered a heart attack June 23 at his home in Huntington, succumbed at St. Mary's Hospital Friday, July 22, at the age of 41 years. The deceased was a son of Mrs. W. A. Hayes, Louisa, and the late Dr. Hayes, a well-known Louisa couple. He was a teacher in the Lawrence County schools prior to going to Huntington where he has lived for the past 8 years. At the time of his death he was associated with the Cabell Chemical Company in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Memorial Methodist Church of which he had been a member since his residence in Huntington. The Rev. James T. Browning, church pastor, officiated. Interment was made in Woodmere Cemetery at Huntington.

Active pallbearers were Harry Mefford, Harry Coburn, B. C. Emerson, Lyell V. Douthat, E. L. Dornick and Dr. J. Frank Bartlett.  Honorary pallbearers were Merrill Rice and Dr. John Ryan, both of Louisa; Robert Mathews, Toby Brown and Russell Wyatt, all of Huntington; and Russell Hawes of Ashland.  Survivors include the widow, Mary Ruth Wells Hayes; two daughters, Miss Paula Hayes, at home and Mrs. Mary Ann Alexander of Huntington, the mother, Mrs. W. A. Hayes, Louisa; two brothers, Carl Hayes of Stanford, Maine, and Jefferson Hayes, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell V. Thompson of Sheboygan, WS and Mrs. Ed Sharp of Jackson, OH. Relatives and friends who attended the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. rice, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Cheek, Rev. Charles Perry and mother, Mrs. George Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. James Cheek, Mrs. John Hayes, Mrs. Carl Hudson, Mrs. John Cheap, Miss Wauleka Bussey, Rev. A. J. Roberts, and Dr. John Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hudson, Ashland. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1955

 

HUGHES, Rebecca (Dillon)

1879-1955

Mrs. Rebecca Hughes, 76, of Clifford, KY, died at her home Saturday following a long illness. Funeral services were conduced Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Mount Olive Church, with the Rev. J. A. Mitchell and the Rev. A. J. Perry officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Clifford. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church since childhood. She is survived by the husband, Rev. Nelson Hughes, two daughters, Mrs. F. B. McClafferty of Paintsville and Mrs. Ira Goble of Williamson, WV; 8 sons, Luther of Suffolk, VA, Henry of Louisa,  Lewis of Chillicothe, OH, Bill and Frank of Ironton, Willard and Millard of Webb, WV, and Edward of Detroit, MI; one sister, Mrs. Melissa McCallister of Silver Creek, MO; one brother, James Dillon of Crum, WV and 59 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1955

 

MAY, Hammond

1873-1955

Hammond May, 81, of Cherokee, KY, a farmer, died Monday at his home after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Lem Graham of Cherokee, with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Graham Cemetery, Cherokee. Mr. May was born in Pike County, KY, November 5, 1873, a son of the late John Henderson and Nancy Smith May. He had been a resident of Lawrence County for 50 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Ward of Columbus and Mrs. Henry Moore of Cherokee; four sons, Thomas May of Cherokee, David May of Columbus, Harry May of Ashland and Russell May of Kitts Hill, OH and 40 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mr. Graham Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

PETERS, Millard

1877-1955

Millard Peters, 78, formerly of Clifford, KY, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, in a Columbus hospital. For the past year he had made his home with a son, Bill Peters, of Gahanna, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Clifford School auditorium with the Rev. Nelson and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Ratcliff Cemetery on Yellow Creek. Mr. Peters, a retired farmer for 25 years, was born June 10, 1877, a son of the late Garred and Millie Maynard Peters, His wife, Mrs. Jessie Ratcliff Peters, died 39 years ago. Additional survivors include one other son, Jarrett Peters of Louisa route 2, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Sparks of Kermit, WV, and Mrs. Clyde Walker of Clifford; three half sisters, Mrs. Andy Shannon and Mrs. Charles York of Louisa and Mrs. Ferrell Pinson of Logan, WV; one brother, Frank Peters of Clifford, and four half brothers, Welzie Peters of Fort Gay, Wv, Dover and Lakin Peters of Huntington and Hubert Peters of Charleston, WV. Eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. The body was taken to the home of Jarret Peters from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1955

 

ROBERTSON, Teddy L.

1932-1955

Teddy L. Robertson, 22, died in the Veterans' Hospital at Huntington Monday morning of injuries he received in an automobile accident June 23 on U. S. 52 south of Wayne, WV. He lived at Fort Gay route 2 and was born November 2, 1932, a son of Edgar and Lona Thompson Robertson. Prior to his service in the Army, he was employed by the Erie Railroad Co., at Mansfield, OH. He spent 2 1/2 years in service in Japan, and received his discharge June 17, 1955. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Oak Grove Church on Paddle Creek. route 2, Fort Gay. The Rev. Grant Raines officiated and burial was made in the Robertson Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Darlene and Judy Kay Robertson, both at home, four brothers, Edgar Robertson, Jr., Mansfield, OH, Dallas, Paul and Lanney Dale Robertson, all at home; the maternal grandfather, Freeland Thompson, route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1955

 

SPROUSE, Charles Brown

1901-1955

Charles Brown Sprouse, 54, of route 1, Webbville, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 2:20 a.m. Friday after an extended illness. He was born at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Clabe and Rhinda Adams Sprouse. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. A. C. Adams. Burial was made in the Crabtree Cemetery. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Pressley Sprouse; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Mullins of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles Wilks, route 1, Webbville, Bonnie Sue and Roberta Faye Sprouse, at home; five sons, Jack, Vondon, and Hilliary Sprouse, at home, Delbert Sprouse, Webbville, and Isaac Sprouse of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Clu Evans, of Webbville, Mrs. Bert Cooksey, Louisa, Mrs. John Peterman, Buchanan, KY; one brother, Noah Sprouse of Columbus, and two grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home, here to the residence Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1955

 

STUCKER, Estill

A tragedy that too often doesn't become real until it becomes local or operates in our own community, is what faced Chief Deputy Sheriff Ed Fyffe, Thursday, June 30, when he was sent to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Stucker, on US 23 about one mile south of Louisa, and found the mutilated body of Estill Stucker, age 59, a veteran of World War I, who had been shot and beaten to death and his legs hacked off, in the basement of the Stucker home. the body had been placed but not buried in a shallow basement grave. Stucker had been dead about 36 hours. At a coroner's hearing, conducted Friday morning by L. Byron Young at the courthouse in Louisa, Chief Deputy Fyffe told a jury of six men the following story:

 

Fyffe said he was alerted Thursday afternoon by Fort Gay relatives of Mrs. Garnet Workman Stucker, 42, that she had told a sister in Fort Gay of a struggle with her husband, which she said occurred around midnight Tuesday, after he came home drunk. She siad he struck her and that "he always beats me when he is drinking." They argued she said and he went downstairs. She said she heard a shot and went into the basement to find her husband seriously wounded in the head. Mrs. Stucker told Fyffe she then hit him on the dead with a pipe "to keep hi from suffering." Wednesday was spent digging a grave in the dirt portion of the basement. Mrs. Stucker said she cut off her husband's legs with a large hatchet to "make him fit" in the shallow hole.

 

The hatchet was near the body, Fyffe said, and the .32 caliber revolver used in the death was produced by Mrs. Stucker when officers went to the home Thursday. Mrs. Stucker went to Fort Gay, WV Thursday morning, told her sister, Mrs. Emily Castle, about the shooting, and said she was going home to shoot herself. Mrs. Castle called her husband, Darvin, from work and they went to the sheriff's office. Deputy Fyffe, with County Attorney Dan Ball and the Castles, found Mrs. Stucker in bed asleep when they arrived at the five room frame house. Stucker's body was found beside the hole, in which the legs were place, but not buried. A trail of blood from a mattress on the bed, the only piece of furniture in the basement indicted the body had been dragged from the bed to the grave.

 

Mrs. Stucker had a black eye and a cut on her nose which she said were inflicted during the fatal argument. The Coroner's jury, after hearing the above evidence of Fyffe and a few other witnesses, found Mrs. Stucker guilty of murdering her husband, Estill Stucker. Mrs. Stucker later confessed to County Attorney Dan D. Ball, the brutal slaying of her husband after repeatedly denying it to Lawrence County officials.

 

A hearing was set for Tuesday morning for Mrs. Stucker, but due to self inflicted wounds, she was declared unable to appear. The woman, Sheriff Ed Sparks reported, slashed her throat and arms in a suicide attempt Sunday morning. She suffered only minor injuries and after receiving emergency treatment at Riverview Hospital, was returned to her cell. Nearby a piece of sharp-edged broken glass was found in her cell and officers said she had knocked out a cell window and used the glass to slash her arms and throat. The sheriff said Mrs. Stucker used blood from her wounds for ink and a match for a pen in writing a note. The text of the note was not disclosed. He added that the woman told of her love for her sisters and her appreciation of the good treatment received at the jail. Big Sandy News. July 7, 1955

 

WILSON, Lewis

1891-1955

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday for Lewis Wilson, 63, of route 2, Fort Gay at the Fort Gay Baptist Church. The Rev. Carvel Grant officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Callie Isaac. Burial was made in the Robertson Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Wilson died Tuesday at 9 p.m. of a heart attack. He was a farmer and was born September 19, 1891, at Genoa, WV. His parents were Lindsey and Armilda Bartram Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Spears Wilson; four daughters, Mrs. Calra Lambert of Fort Gay, Mrs. Gordon Wellman, Columbus, OH, Mary Frances and Jessie May Wilson, both at home; four sons, Clarence and Lewis Wilson, Jr., Mansfield, OH, George D. Wilson, Fort Gay, and Thomas W. Wilson at home; two brothers, Frank Wilson, Radnor, WV and Paul Wilson of Russell, KY and 26 grandchildren. The funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1955

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CURNUTTE, Dicie (Ramey)

Dicie Ramey Curnutte, 66, of route 1, Buchanan, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an Ashland hospital after a month's illness. She was the wife of Oliver L. Curnutte. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramey, she was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. She was a member of the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, one son, Hager of Kenova; four daughters, Mrs. Burnice Hawkins of Castolia, OH, Mrs. Mabel Thomas and Mrs. Lois Baumgardner both of Buchanan and Mrs. Henrietta Likins of Huntington; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence of Rove Creek, Buchanan route 1, Sunday morning. Services were held at the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1955

 

DILLEY, Guy

1910-1955

Guy Dilley, age 44 years, of Fallsburg, KY, succumbed in a local hospital Tuesday morning at 4:50 a.m. following an illness of five days. He had been in poor health for the past eight months. The deceased, a former teacher in the Lawrence County schools, was born October 21, 1910, at Fallsburg, KY. He was a son of Mrs. Grace Skeens Dilley and the late Clarence Dilley. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment will be made in the Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Dilley, one sister, Mrs. Harold Carter, Ashland, KY and two brothers, Clarence and Earl Dilley both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955

 

EDWARDS, Clora (Pack)

Mrs. Clora Edwards, 73, wife of Joe Edwards, died at her home on Ohio Street in West Fairview, Ashland, KY, at 6:25 a.m. Monday following an illness of five years. Mrs. Edwards was born December 11, 1881, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Dan and Nancy Daniels Pack. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the 21st Street Tabernacle, Ashland, by the Rev. E. A. Curry. Burial was made in Dixon Cemetery, there. Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Emily Stevens of Dobyns, KY and Mrs. Maudie Stevens of Ashland; two sons, F. L. Edwards, at home and Ollie Edwards of Ashland, two grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955

 

FERGUSON, Leslie

1913-1955

Leslie Ferguson, 42, Fort Gay route 2 (Mill Creek section), died 2:45 p.m. Friday morning, July 29, in the Mansfield General Hospital, Mansfield, OH of injuries he received while at work for the Empire Steel Company four days earlier. Mr. Ferguson was born January 1, 1913, at Radnor, WV the son of Mrs. Lanie Watts of route 2, Fort Gay and the late Walter Ferguson. A native of Radnor, WV, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lanie Watts of Fort Gay, route 2. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Pratt Cemetery, Fort Gay, route 2, with the Rev. J. D. Pratt, Mansfield, OH and Rev. Albert Lambert, Radnor, WV officiating. Also surviving are his wife, Ruth Thompson Ferguson; two daughters, Ruby Jean and Faye at home, seven sons, Leslie, Jr., of Mansfield, OH, Wayne, Walter, Raymond Luther, Ray, Emory and Albert, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. George Artrip, Mansfield, OH Mrs. Lon Hunt, Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs. James Hunt, Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Laura Hardwick, Mansfield, three brothers, Wetzel, Walter and Vince Damron, Jr. of Mansfield, OH. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of his mother Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955 and August 11, 1955

 

HOLT, Gypsy (Thompson)

1890-1955

Mrs. Gypsy Thompson Holt, 65, of Busseyville, KY, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of four months. Mrs. Holt was born April 24, 1890, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Granville and Emily Belle Cumpton Thompson. She was a member of the Busseyville Methodist Church for 25 years. Her husband, Webb Holt, preceded her in death eleven years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Busseyville Methodist Church with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in the Holt Cemetery at Busseyville. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa to the home of a son, William Holt, Busseyville at 4 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A. F. Moerman of San Francisco; two sons, Joe Holt of San Francisco, and Bill Holt of Busseyville; one sister, Mrs. James Hardwick of Louisa and one brother, George Thompson of Kenvir, KY and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1955

 

LAKIN, Joseph Herman

1873-1955

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 26, from Buchanan Chapel for J. H. Lakin, 81 year old retired lockmaster of Catlettsburg. Death cam Sunday, July 24, at an Ashland hospital. He had retired 15 years ago from 25 years service on Locks 1 and 2 on the Big Sandy River. A native of Lawrence county, he was the son of the late George and Amelia Lakin. Services, under the direction of Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, were conducted by Rev. A. P. Keyser and Rev. Ira Copley. Burial was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Byrd Lakin; a son, Joseph H. Lakin; four daughters, Mrs. George P. Shannon, Buchanan, Mrs. Marion Dixon, Ashland, Mrs. Hayes Carter, Proctorville, OH, and Mrs. William Diamond, Catlettsburg. Other survivors include two stepsons, Lewis and George Faulkner and a stepdaughter, Mrs. French Peterman of Buchanan; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955

 

LYONS, Delila (Holbrook)

1865-1955

Mrs. Delila Holbrook Lyons passed away at her home on Star Route, Louisa, near Dennis, KY, Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. following an illness of five years. She was 90 years, six months and 24 days old. She was a widow of D. L. Lyons, who preceded her in death in 1940. Born January 16, 1865, a daughter of the late Caleb and Loulia Jordan Holbrook. She had been a member of the Baptist Church 50 years. Funeral rites will probably be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Dennis Church with the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Interment will be made in the Hammonds Cemetery. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Amos H. Cordle, Mrs. W. V. Bush, Mrs. Eva Wilson of London, OH, Mrs. L. N. Ison of Portsmouth, OH and Miss Nell and Miss Jane Lyons, at home; two sons, W. T. Lyons, Elyria, OH and Damar Lyons at home; and one sister, Mrs. Mort Young, route 1, Webbville, KY. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1955

 

MOORE, John W.

1882-1955

John W. Moore, age 73, of Utica, OH was found dead in bed Tuesday morning August 23. A retired farmer, Mr. Moore was formerly from Adams, KY, and had lived in Ohio 12 years. He was born in Adams, KY, March 14, 1882, at Adams, KY, the son of the late John W. and Elizabeth Miller Moore. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 26, at 2 p.m. from the Mattie Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery at Mattie. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine, KY. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Oma Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Walter Arrington, of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Eugene Moore, Germany; three sons, William of Utica, OH, Forest, Circleville, OH and Elwood, Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. William Cordle, Mt. Sterling, OH, Mrs. Bert Moore, Adams, KY, and Mrs. Jessie Cordle, Cordell, KY; three brothers, Addison Moore, West Jefferson, OH, Rube Moore, Adams, KY, and Frank Moore of route 4, Louisa, KY; 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Bert Moore, Adams, KY Thursday afternoon (today) from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1955

 

RATCLIFFE, James A.

James A. (Buck) Ratcliffe, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, was killed in a fall Wednesday evening of last week on one of the ships owned by the Pittsburgh Steamship division of the U. S. Steel Corporation. Ratcliffe had just returned to work aboard the ship Wednesday after having been off the job since July 28. The accident occurred near Lorain, OH, when Ratcliffe fell into a cargo hold. He was dead on arrival at a Lorain hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant and Rev. Marcus Erp officiating. Burial was made in Fort Gay cemetery. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home here Friday morning and was removed to the home in Fort Gay. Surviving, in addition to the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Meade of Fort Gay and Miss Ruth Ratcliffe, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Damron of Fort Gay and the maternal grandfather, Edgar Dean of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1955

 

SHORT, Lucinda (O'Bryan)

1871-1955

Mrs. Lucinda R. Short, 84, of Louisa and formerly of Wilbur, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 1:05 p.m. last Thursday following an illness of two months. Mrs. Short was born February 16, 1871, at Wilbur, a daughter of the late James and Nancy O'Bryan. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. W. s. Boggs officiating. Burial was made in the Green Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Andrews conducting the graveside rites. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Carter and Mrs. Cora Castle, both of Columbus, OH, one son, W. R. Short of Louisa; two brothers, J. L. and J. M. O'Bryan, both of Wilbur, KY, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Robert C.

1884-1955

Robert C. Thompson, 70, retired miner of Charley, KY, died Sunday in an Aliquippa, PA hospital following an illness of one year. Mr. Thompson was born March 17, 1884, at Norris, KY, a son of Mont and Corilda Miller Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Park Church on Little Blaine with the Rev. Willie Daniels and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on Little Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Belle Burton Thompson, six daughters, Mrs. Erie Ball, Mrs. Goldie Landis and Mrs. Hope Joy Moore, all of Columbus, OH, Miss Carrie May Thompson and Miss Annie Ann Thompson, both of Aliquippa, PA and Mrs. Frankie Hayes of Maryland. Three sons, Robert E. and Howard W. both of Aliquippa, PA and Grover of Charley, KY; seven sisters, Miss Madge Thompson and Miss Delta Thompson, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Nora Ball, Mrs. Tillia O'Bryan, Mrs. Rosie France, all of Marion, OH, Mrs. Sella Scravely of Gallipolis, OH, and Mrs. Fanny Moore of Adams, KY also survive. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa Monday and was removed to the residence at Charley Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955

 

WEBB, Elaine

1955-1955

Elaine Webb, two months and 16 days old of Louisa, died in a local hospital at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. She was born May 20, 1955 at Louisa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McClelland Webb of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the home of the paternal grandfather, Willie Webb of Buffalo Horn, KY. The Rev. Sammie Branham officiated and burial was made in Webb Cemetery at Buffalo Horn. Surviving are the parents and one brother, Kimmie, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. M. McCoy of Milo, KY and the paternal grandfather. the body was taken from Curtright Funeral Home to the Webb home at 9 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1955

 

WEBB, Paris

1873-1955

Paris Webb, 82, of Webbville, KY, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland after an extended illness. He was born at Webbville, KY, February 14, 1873, a son of the late James C. and Rebecca Wright Webb. Funeral services were conduced Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the residence at Webbville by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was made in the family cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Anna Ratliff Webb, died in June, 1948. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bryant, at home, Mrs. Estill Hilton, Raceland, Mrs. Stewart Wilson, Webbville, Mrs. O. M. Davidson, Hanging Rock, OH, Mrs. Buddy Thompson, Marianna, WV; one son, Henry Webb, New Vienna, OH; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence from the Young Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1955

 

WHITE, Joseph

Death came Wednesday, July 27, in a Huntington hospital to Joseph (Joe) White, Sr., an 84 years old Spanish-American War veteran. He had been ill for several months. A former livestock dealer and retied farmer, he was a lifelong resident of Buchanan in this county. He had served as a member of the Lawrence County Board of Education and was a member of Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 521 at Bolts Fork. He was a son of the late Frank and Matilda Bellomy White. Funeral services were conducted Friday from Tyres Chapel in Lawrence County under the direction of Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Carl Cyrus and the Rev. R. S. Derifield officiating. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park at Ashland, with graveside rites conducted by the Green Hill Masonic Lodge. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lissie Bocook White; five sons, Joe White, Jr., Ashland, Curt and Clarence White, Buchanan, Arthur White, Norfolk, VA and F. Allen White, U. S. Navy, Providence, R. I. four daughters, Mrs. Andrew Noe, Ashland, Mrs. Charles Rankin, Sr., Buchanan, Mrs. Jack James, , Texas and Mrs. Walter Bluebaum, route 1, Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fannin, Ashland, Mrs. Sherman VanHorn and Mrs. Addie Preston, both of Buchanan and 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1955

 

WOODS, William T.

1898-1955

William T. Woods, prominent farmer of New Holland, OH, and formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died at his home Friday at 1 p.m. of a heart attack. The deceased was born in Lawrence County, KY October 16, 1898, the son of James H. Woods and Dora Barrett Woods and was educated in Louisa schools. He formerly operated a large farm in Lawrence county near Fallsburg and for many years operated the Catlettsburg Livestock Market. In 1946, Mr. Woods moved to New Holland, where he was engaged in farming and took an active interest in community affairs. He was superintendent of the Sunday School at the New Holland Methodist Church. In partnership with his brothers, Lawrence and James H. Woods, he recently acquired the Livestock Market at Athens, OH. Mr. Woods is survived by his widow, Helen Carter Woods, one son, Major William A. Woods of the U. S. Air Force, stationed in Roswell, NM and one daughter Mrs. Catherine Roland of New Holland. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Lawrence of Mt. Sterling, OH, James H., Athens, OH, Mrs. Ada Towler, Route 1, Ashland, KY and Mrs. ruth Vaughan, Nashville, TN. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church, New Holland at 3 p.m. Sunday with burial in the New Holland Cemetery. Attending from Louisa were Dr. Phillip Carter, Mrs. Woods's brother; Mr. and Mrs. L. Wayne Wooten, W. E. Kouns, Bascom Shortridge, and Buck Vanhorn. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1955

 

YOUNG, William Everett

1894-1955

William Everett Young, 60, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, in a Columbus hospital. He was born in Johnson County, KY, October 18, 1894, a son of the late William W. and Rachel Emily Lemaster Young. He was a mechanic and had been employed in Columbus for the past 27 years. He was a member of the National Guard of Columbus. The body was returned to the Curtright Funeral Home here and funeral services were conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ted Greene, of Morehead, KY and the Rev. Redford Meadows, Ashland, KY officiating. Burial was made in the Adkins Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Young of Huntington, WV; two sons, Frederick Young of Toledo, OH and William E. Young, Jr. of Huntington; six sisters, Mrs. Marshall Redwitz, Louisville, KY, Mrs. W. I. Carter, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Ealy Lemaster, and Mrs. E. H. McKenzie, both of Volga, KY, Mrs. Clarence L. Carter, Ashland and Mrs. Dock Adkins of Louisa; one brother, J. Henry Young, Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1955

 

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ADAMS, Charley

1875-1955

Charley Adams, 79, formerly of Chillicothe, OH, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mude Smith of Louisa, where he had lived for three months. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ware Funeral Home at Chillicothe. Burial followed in Green Lawn Cemetery there. The body was taken to the Chillicothe funeral home from the Curtright Funeral Home here. Mr. Adams was born at Charley, KY, August 18, 1876, a son of the late Berry and Rebecca Berry Adams. His wife, Mrs. Minervia Hayes Adams, died in 1952. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Smith are three other daughters, Mrs. Sank Hall and Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. John Woodring of Chillicothe; two sons, Manley Adams of Ashland and Claude Woods of Catlettsburg; a niece, Mrs. Ella Hickman of Louisa and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1955

 

BALL, Mollie E. (Moore)

1871-1955

Mrs. Mollie E. Ball, 83, of Adams, KY, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cando Church at Adams by the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Adams. She was born December 24, 1871, at Wilbur, KY, a daughter of the late Garland and Aramecia Berry Moore. Her husband, Jess D. Ball, died in 1948. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist church for 45 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hayes of Louisa, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home here until 1 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

CAPERTON, Grover C.

1884-1955

Grover C. Caperton, 70, died in a Louisa hospital at 1:15 a.m. Saturday following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Louisa, November 14, 1884, a son of the late William and Almeda McCoy Caperton. He was a plumber and had been in the plumbing business in Louisa for the past 50 years. Mr. Caperton was married to Minerva Marcum 46 years ago. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday afternoon to the residence where it remained until Monday morning. It was returned to the funeral home where services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the wife, are: three daughters, Miss Helena Caperton at home, Mrs. Lawrence Hodge of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. C. M. Hunter of St. Albans, WV; four sons, Hugh and Jack, both of Louisa, Burlin with the Air Force of Fairfield, CA and Tommy Joe of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ira Wellman of Fort Gay; one brother, Fred Caperton of Kenova, WV and 12 grandchildren. Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hunter and daughters, of St. Albans, WV; Mr. and Mrs. Bill S. Marcum and children, of Charleston, WV, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Marcum and son, Earl, Mrs. Clara Burdette, Mrs. Elizabeth McDowell and Mrs. Reese Earl, all of Huntington, WV; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pelfrey and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Caperton, all of Columbus, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith of Coalwood, WV, Mrs. Charlene Pickrell and son of Belfrey, WV and Mrs. Lawrence Hodge, of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

DALTON, Catherine

1955-1955

Graveside rites were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Dalton Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home, for Catherine Dalton, nine hour old daughter of Allen and Polly Moore Dalton, route 1, Webb, WV, who passed away in a local hospital Friday at 12 noon. The Rev. John Ferguson was the officiating minister. Survivors include the parents, three sisters, and six brothers; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dalton, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Saul Moore, route 1, Webb, WV. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

GRUBB, Hager

1910-1955

Hager Grubb, 45, died Monday at 3:18 a.m. in a Columbus, OH hospital. He had been ill for four months. He was born February 10, 1910, at Adams, KY, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Grubb. He had resided at Columbus for the past four years. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home here. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Low Gap Church at Brushy, with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was made in the Grubb Cemetery. The body was taken to the church where it lay in state one hour preceding the service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Golda Richmond Grubb; one son, Carl Grubb and a daughter, Bonnetta, all of Columbus, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Bill Johnson, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Thomas Buckley of Columbus. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

HARPER, Beulah (Kirk)

1905-1955

Mrs. Beulah Kirk Harper, 50, of Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Inez, KY, Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Cassiday Cemetery there. Mrs. Harper, wife of George Harper, was born June 15, 1905 at Inez, a daughter of the late Edward W. and Mary Cassidy Kirk. Her father died in 1949. The mother died in 1906. Surviving are the husband, a sister, Mrs. Dewey Isaac of Piketon, OH; three brothers, J. K. Kirk of St. Albans, WV, Walden Kirk, with the Air Force in New Mexico and E. W. Kirk, Jr., of Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1955

 

HAYES, Willie K.

1898-1955

Willie K. Hayes, 57, of Louisa succumbed in a Louisa hospital at 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 after being seriously ill for two weeks. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Hayes was born August 28, 1898, at Maytown, KY, a son of the late Millard Lee and Rebecca Patton Hayes. He had been associated with the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company for the past 23 years as a driller, when he retired two years ago due to ill health. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager, the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. A. J. Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Martha Thompson Hayes; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Elam, Jr., of Ashland, and Mrs. John G. Burns, Jr. of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Thompson of Pikeville, KY and Mrs. Arthur Staley of Ashland and five grandchildren. Those from out of town attending the Hayes funeral were: Mr. James B. Click, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ramey and Errit Hayes, of Maytown, KY, Grover Young and Guy Roberts, of Pikeville, KY, Proctor Hayes, Arbie Hayes and Tommy Lemaster of Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. J. H. Elam, Sr., of Greenup, KY, Davis Elam, Milt Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Beatrice Maggard, Mrs. and Mrs. W. L. Webb and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ellis of Ashland, Mr. and Mrs. Brownil Wilbur and son, Grayson, KY and Mrs. Clifton Ward and N. H. Thompson of Memphis, TN. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

JOHNSON, James Richard

James Richard Johnson, 86, retired professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky, died Wednesday, September 14, after a long illness. He joined the faculty in 1900, later taught at Nevada State University and Eastern Kentucky State College and returned to Lexington in 1919. He became professor emeritus of applied mathematics in 1935 and was head of the department of engineering mechanics. Johnson was place on a change of work status (retirement) in 1938. Prof. Johnson was a native of Louisa, a son of the late George Johnson, who for many years was clerk of the county court and noted for his excellent handwriting. His mother was Zara Vinson Johnson, a daughter of Col. William Vinson, veteran of the Civil War, and one of the pioneers of this county. Prof. Johnson’s brother, William O. Johnson, was a West Point graduate, who spent his life in the Army, and was a Brigadier General when retired. The local American Legion Post is named for him. Another brother, the late J. J. Johnson, who married Miss Jock Carey, for many years held various offices in the State government at Frankfort. Dick, as he was familiarly called, was the last of the family, another brother, Frank and a sister, Georgia, as well as William o. and John J. having preceded him in death. His wife, who was a Miss Nancy Smith, died several years ago. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

JOHNSON, Naomi (Thompson)

1892-1955

Mrs. Naomi Thompson Johnson, 63, of Webbville, KY, died at her home suddenly Monday morning of last week. She was born at Webbville, April 2, 1892, a daughter of the late Levi and Ida Green Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday, August 31, at 2 p.m. Burial was made in the Johnson Cemetery at Webbville. She is survived by her husband, George W. Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Snoot of New Boston, OH, and Miss Ollie Johnson of Columbus, OH; one son, Gene Johnson of Lorain, OH, and three grandchildren. three brothers, W. A. Thompson, Ashland, D. V. Thompson, Sciotoville, OH, and Edgar Thompson of Pleasant Plain, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Talva Huneycutt of Webbville and Mrs. Mary Carter of New Richmond, OH, and three half brothers, and three half sisters, also survive. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1955

 

JUSTICE, Clinton Fredrick

Clinton Fredrick Justice, 44 years of age, who resided at 4025 Fir Street, Indiana Harbor, IN, succumbed at St. Catherine’s Hospital, Saturday, August 27, following a lingering illness. The deceased, a son of the late J. T. Justice and Mrs. Dollie Justice, lived in Louisa most of his boyhood days. He attended the Louisa grade and high schools. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 30, 1:30 p.m. at the Pruslechi Funeral Home, Indiana Harbor, with the Rev. Theodore N. Johnson officiating. Burial was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. Survivors are his wife, Jean; two sons, Daryl Gene of Indiana Harbor, and Clinton Fredrick, Jr., of West Palm Beach, FL; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Mae Heater and Mrs. Barbara Joan Pank, both of Fort Worth, FL; the mother, Mrs. Dollie Justice of Orlando, FL; one brother, James T. Justice, Jr., of Orlando, FL; foru sisters, Mrs. Geneva Rogers of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Menthola Smith of Griffith, IN, Mrs. Marlan Forman of Jackson, MS and Mrs. Bernice Pierella of Arlington, VA. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1955

 

KITCHEN, Roscoe

1881-1955

Roscoe Kitchen, 74, of Webbville, KY, died in a Lexington hospital at 5:15 a.m. Sunday following a year’s illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Webbville Free Will Baptist Church on Dry Fork by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Jet Blevins. Burial was made in the Hensley Cemetery. Mr. Kitchen, a farmer, was born January 1, 1881, at Orr, KY, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kitchen. He was married 28 years ago to Lou Murphy. He was a member of Morgan’s Creek Methodist Church. Surviving are the wife, three daughters, Mrs. Don Metz of Erie, PA, Mrs. James Burns of Evansville, IN and Mrs. Glen Fannin of Glen Fork, OH; one step daughter, Mrs. Everett Baker of Ashland; one son, Lonnie Kitchen of West Hamlin, WV; one step son, Warren Murphy of Akron, OH; one brother, Everett Kitchen, Webbville; a half-brother, Mortin Kitchen of Columbus and three sisters. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home here, until 11:30 Tuesday when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1955

 

MCGUIRE, George Roger

1879-1955

George Roger McGuire, 76 year old resident of route 4, Louisa, was killed at about 7 p.m. Friday near Fuller’s Station when he was struck by an eastbound C & O freight train. McGuire was thrown 50 feet and Coroner L. Byron Young said death was instant. The coal train was bound for the Big Sandy coal field section from Russell, KY and members of the crew told the coroner that McGuire walked up the track into the path of the train. They said it appeared that after the victim saw the train coming he apparently couldn’t get out of the way. McGuire, father of six sons who are railroad employees, had been in failing health, according to reports. The coroner said death was accidental. Mr. McGuire was born June 2, 1879, a son of the late James Nicholas and Sarah Martin McGuire. He was a farmer and had been married 55 years to the former Ida Mae Hewlett. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ida; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Cooksey of route 1, Ashland; six sons, James Thomas of Covington, William Henry of route 1, Catlettsburg, E. R. McGuire of Mt. Sterling, G. R. McGuire, Jr., of Ashland, Milton of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Ernest of route 4, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Armitage of Middletown, OH; one brother, Luke McGuire, Ashland, one half-sister, Mrs. Belle Ruggles of route 1, Ashland; 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until 1 p.m. when it was removed to the First Baptist Church for services with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the McGuire Cemetery at Potter. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

MILLER, Graydon

1907-1955

Graydon Miller, 48, of Monroe, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday at his home after in illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chestnut Grove Church by the Rev. Charles Young, the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Brack Skaggs. Burial was made in the Kennis Hatfield Cemetery at Lowmansville, KY. Mr. Miller was born at Gallup, KY, February 19, 1907, a son of Henry Miller of Louisa and the late Mrs. Tilda Meade Miller. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Joyce Hatfield Miller; two daughters, Nevanda Jane and Freda Mae Miller at home; one son, Douglas Ray Miller, at home; the father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. McKinley Webb of East Point, KY, and Mrs. Giles Mitchell of Monroe, MI; two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Lane of Monroe and Miss Kitty Ruth Miller of Louisa route 1; two brothers, Joe Miller of Mantirn, KY and Ray Miller of Louisa route 1 and three half-brothers, J. Edward Miller, David and Henry Miller, Jr., of Monroe, MI. The body was taken to the home of the father from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1955

 

RAINES, Rebecca Jane (Lynch)

1894-1955

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Lynch Raines, 61, of Fort Gay, WV died in a Louisa hospital at 7:45 p.m. Friday following an illness of 11 years. Mrs. Raines was born March 7, 1894, at Fort Gay, daughter of the late Buril and Nancy Copley Lynch. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, to the residence Saturday. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Frasher Cemetery on Mill Creek. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 37 years. She was married to Charles E. (Pistol) Raines 43 years ago. Surviving in addition to the husband are five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Henry Jackson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marion Collins of Huntington, Mrs. Don Young of Akron, OH, and Miss Mildred Raines at home; three sons, the Rev. Brumley Raines of Prichard, WV, the Rev. Grant Raines of Fort Gay, route 2, and Jack Howard Raines of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Crabtree of Fort Gay; two brothers, Edgar Lynch of Fort Gay and Wayne Lynch of Mansfield, OH and nine grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

REYNOLDS, Sarah Elizabeth (Damron)

1869-1955

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds, 86, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday morning at her home at 803 Poplar Street, Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. She was born March 9, 1869 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James and Mary Ratcliff Damron. Her husband, Ed Reynolds, died November 7, 1951. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James Howard Parker of Beaumont, TX and Mrs. Neil Workman and Mrs. Gobel Porter of Kenova; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

SKEENS, Samuel

1868-1955

Funeral services for Samuel J. Skeens, 87, of Russell, KY, who died Sunday in a Louisa hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fallsburg, KY Tabernacle by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Skeens Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Skeens, a former Lawrence County resident and retired farmer, made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Jake Evans of Russell. He had been visiting Charles Carter of Fallsburg when he suffered a heart attack six days before. He was born April 8, 1868, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late George and Mary Fuller Skeens. His wife, Mrs. Alma Crank Skeens, died in December 1944. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evans, with whom he made his home and Mrs. Sonya Lorrin of Houston, TX; one son, Morris Skeens of Fort Gay; one brother, Jimison Skeens of Leesburg, FL and 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Martha Jane (Huff)

1873-1955

Mrs. Martha Jane Huff Thompson, 82, died in a Louisa hospital at 10 a.m. Saturday following an extended illness. She was born February 17, 1873, at Sidney, WV, a daughter of the late Henderson and Rebecca Dean Huff. Her husband, S. W. (Buddy) Thompson, died in 1948. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Hopewell Methodist Church on Joel’s Branch, WV with the Rev. R. B. Atkinson, the Rev. Carmie Webb and the Rev. Ralph Holliwell officiating. Burial was made in the Smith Cemetery at Coleman, WV. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Davis of Williamson, WV, a son, Bruce F. Thompson of Williamson; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Huff of Huntington and Mrs. Rebecca Caglenter of Brooklyn, NY; a brother, Talbert Huff of Justice and 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thompson, Jr., at Sidney from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

 

WILLIAMS, Coosie (Layne)

1871-1955

Mrs. Coosie Layne Williams, 84, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died at the home of a son, Roy at 10 p.m. Saturday following an illness of seven years. She had lived in the Tabor's Creek section for the past 42 years. She was born at Harold, KY, May 14, 1871, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Layne. Her husband, Ransom B. Williams, died in October, 1941. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Tuesday from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Dean Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Flora Sipple, at home, one son, Roy of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Dora Bowe of Wheelwright, KY; four brothers, James and Dallas Layne of Harold, KY, Henry Layne of Betsy Layne, KY and John Layne of Ashville, OH; ten grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Roy Williams, Monday. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

WILLIAMSON, R. C.

1870-1955

R. C. Williamson, 76, of route 1, Louisa, died at the home of his son, John, 301 Lock Street, Louisa, at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. He had been ill about three months and had been visiting his son about a week. He was born near Clifford, KY in Lawrence county, January 1, 1870, a son of the late john L. and Fannie Carey Williamson. He was a farmer and coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of his son with the Rev. Russ Frazier and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was made in the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of his son at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Surviving are his wife, Fallie Frazier Williamson; four daughters, Mrs. Amos Workman of Meadow, WV, Mrs. Lee Dickerson of Stumbo, KY, Mrs. L. D. Vinson of route 2, Louisa, and Miss Irene Williamson at home, four sons, John L. bill and Andrew, all of Louisa, and James of route 1, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Dolly F. Williams of Huntington; two brothers, Bill of route 2, Louisa and George Williamson of Meadow, WV; 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1955

 

WOODS, Andy

1955-1955

Graveside rites were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bentley Cemetery, Yatesville, KY under the direction of the Young Funeral Home for Andy Woods, 17 hour old son of John Ward and Doris Lee Bentley Woods. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1955

 

YOUNG, Susan Elizabeth (Chandler)

1865-1955

Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Chandler Young, 80, of Ulysses, KY, died at the home of her son, Monroe Young, at 2 a.m. Thursday, of last week following an illness of two weeks. She was born at Chandlersville, KY, May 19, 1865, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emmaline George Chandler. Her husband, Mario Young, died in November 1946. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut Grove Church, with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating, and burial was made in the Young Cemetery at Ulysses. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Castle of Elkview, WV and Mrs. Burns Davis of Ulysses and one son, Monroe Young; two brothers, Albert Chandler of Ashland and Willie Chandler of Lowmansville, KY, 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of her son at 1 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1955

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BAILEY, Harve

1876-1955

Harve Bailey, 79, of Mazie, KY died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, October 12 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Phillips of Mazie. He had been ill for four months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Elizabeth Church at Martha, KY by the Rev. Emerson Collier, Rev. Emory Ferguson, Rev. Fannin and Rev. Herman Ross. Burial was made in the Phillips Cemetery at Mazie. Mr. Bailey, a retired farmer, was born February 9, 1876, at Flat Gap, KY, a son of the late N. H. and Ruthie Lester Bailey. He had been a member of the Enterprise  Baptist Church for 55 years. His wife, Mrs. Anna Bailey, died last November 18. Additional survivors include one other daughter, Mrs. Martin Lester of Mazie, one son, Rufus Bailey of Columbus, OH, one brother, W. W. Bailey of Ashland, KY, and 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Phillips from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1955

 

BOGGS, John

John Boggs, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Flannery at Stark, KY, September 23. His wife preceded him in death in 1953. He leaves the following children, Willie Boggs of Ault, KY, Mrs. Clarence Flannery of Stark; three brothers, and three sisters, Elijah Boggs of Columbus, OH, Garfield Boggs of Sciotoville, OH, Jimmie Boggs of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Sena Skaggs of Terryville, KY, Mrs. Martha Skaggs of Louisa, and Mrs. Susan Lester of Paintsville, KY and 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral was at Shady Grove school Monday morning, September 26 and burial was in the Parker cemetery near his home. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1955

 

BOGGS, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Boggs, 47, Ashland pipe fitter, died September 28 in a hospital in Columbus, OH, of injuries suffered Tuesday of last week when he fell from a scaffold on a building project at Marion, OH. Boggs reportedly fell 15 feet when he lost his balance on the scaffold. Born in Lawrence County, KY, he was a former Kentucky State Police. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Cook Boggs, a daughter, Miss Louise Boggs of Ashland, KY; a sister, Mrs. Irene Arbuckle of Baltimore, MD, and a brother Monroe Boggs, Webbville, KY. The funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the residence, Ashland, route 1. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1955

 

BOWE, Julia Katherine (Castle)

1874-1955

Mrs. Julia Katherine Castle Bowe, 80, of Louisa, route 1, died in a local hospital at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. She had been ill for one week. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home by the Rev. Willie W. Moore and Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Mrs. Bowe was born November 30, 1874, at Louisa, route 1, a daughter of the late Harvey W. and Nancy Chapman Castle. She and her husband, Thomas H. Bowe, who survives were married 63 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Egle Nolan of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Cecil Thompson of Louisa, route 1, a son, Arnold Bowe of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Vada Cochran of Logan, WV; a brother, Walter Castle of Prestonsburg, KY; and 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1955

 

FRASURE, Robert

1868-1955

Robert Frazure, age 87, passed away at his home on the corner of Pike and Rice Streets in Louisa, at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday following an illness of three months. He was born January 12, 1868, at Amba, KY, the son of the late Silas and Judie Branham Frazure. His first wife, Judie Martin Frazure, passed away in 1917, and he was married to Miss Corilda Carter 35 years ago, who survives. Mr. Frazure was a retired farmer, and had lived in Louisa for the past nine years. He had lived in Floyd County 36 years and many years in Greenup County. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dave Hewlette and the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until the funeral hour. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Millie Jane Roberts of Maleton, KY, Mrs. William Potter of Garrison, KY, Mrs. Adam Pitts and Mrs. Charles Akers, both of Lynn, KY, and Mrs. Earl Douglas, Columbus, OH, three sons, John and Silas Frazure of McDowell, KY, and one stepson, Luther Adams, Marion, OH; one sister, Mrs. Nan Reynolds of Harold, KY, 37 grandchildren and 80 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1955

 

HALBERT, Howard

Howard Halbert, 20, of East McDowell, Floyd County, KY, died of a self-inflicted bullet wound in the head, soon after being admitted to St. Mary’s hospital in Huntington, Saturday. The tragedy occurred around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning at a restaurant on the Mayo Trail about 2 miles north of Louisa where he had been employed. According to reports given Coroner L. Byron Young by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, uncle and aunt of Halbert, who operate the restaurant, Halbert was found slumped by the restaurant with a .22 calibre bullet wound through the head. He was rushed to a local hospital for emergency treatment and later to a Huntington hospital where he died. Halbert’s uncle told Coroner Young that Halbert had tried to take his life some time ago by slashing his wrists. The young man had been employed by the Jones’ at a filling station run by them in conjunction with the restaurant since his discharge from the Army last January. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home here to the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, KY for interment. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1955

 

KOUNS, William E.

1897-1955

William E. (Bill) Kouns, 58, well-known Louisa businessman, died suddenly of a heart attack at 12:35 p.m. Saturday. He had been a resident of Louisa for the past 30 years and prior to that time had been a resident of Blaine, KY and Frankfort. While a resident of Frankfort Mr. Kouns was associated for four years in the state treasurer’s office and for five years in the state auditor’s office, both during the administration of the late E. E. Shannon as state treasurer and auditor. Mr. Kouns was a salesman for the Wooten Wholesale Co., in Louisa and the Elk Brand Shirts and Overalls Co., of Hopkinsville, KY. Formerly he was an oil and gas contractor. He was born October 16, 1897, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late George W. and Cynthia Ann Moore Kouns. He married Pearl Dallas Wooten 27 years ago. He had been a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa 19 years and was elder and trustee of the church. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour preceding funeral time when it was removed to the First Christian church where services were conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Andrews officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Surviving in addition to the wife, are two sisters, Mrs. Jay B. Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Julia Hewlett of Winchester, KY, one brother, Lt. Col. John C. Kouns of Chapel Hill, NC; two nieces, Cynthia Kouns of Chapel Hill and Mrs. John Young of Winchester; two nephews, John M. Kouns of Chapel Hill and William J. Moore of Louisa; one great niece and two great nephews. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1955

 

MEADE, Willard

1891-1955

Willard (Red) Meade, 64, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home here by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial followed in Fort Gay Cemetery. American Legion Post 89 of Louisa conducted graveside rites. Mr. Meade was born February 22, 1891, at Richardson, KY. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nancy Bradley Meade, to whom he had been married for 30 years; a sister, Mrs. Lee Moore of Gallup, KY, and three brothers, Lon, Luther and Walter Meade of Webb, WV. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1955

 

PAYNE, A. M.

1871-1955

A.M. Payne, 84, of 322 Sullivan St., Louisa, died Monday at his home following a long illness. Mr. Payne was a veteran of the U. S. Postal Service having held at contract for delivering mail between Louisa and Fort Gay, WV. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. He was born January 22, 1871, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Elbert and Nancy Clevenger Payne. He had been a resident of Louisa for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright funeral Home with the Rev. Ester Hopkins and the Rev. Harrison Bevins officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Spence Payne, to whom he was married 64 years; three daughters, Mrs. K. C. Walker of Louisa, Mrs. J.F. Varney and Mrs. T. S. York, both of Williamson, WV; one son, E. J. Payne of Louisa, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One daughter and two sons preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1955

 

RULE, Ella (Wells)

1880-1955

Mrs. Ella Rule, age 75, passed away Wednesday, October 26, at 1:15 a.m. after on day’s illness at a local hospital. She had resided at Houckville, KY, all her life. She was born January 1, 1880, the daughter of the late Tennessee and Charity Miles Wells. Funeral services will be conducted Friday from the Cherokee Church, with burial in the Houck Cemetery, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jesse Houck, Sand Point, ID, Mrs. Lige Justice, route 3, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Lon Limmings, Houckville; two sisters, Mrs. Mander Hutchinson, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Ernest McCarter, Topeka, KS; two brothers, Charlie Wells of Florida and Lloyd Wells of Cincinnati, OH; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body will be taken from the Young Funeral Home here to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Lon Limmings, Houckville, Thursday. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1955

 

SEE, Tennessee (Shannon)

1865-1955

Mrs. Tennessee Shannon See, 90, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Wilson, 3713 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland, after an illness of two weeks. She was the widow of Felix M. See and moved to Ashland from Louisa 22 years ago. The body war removed from the Miller Funeral Home to the residence of the daughter, Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the South Ashland Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Deering. Burial was made in the Shannon Cemetery at Louisa. The body was taken to the church at noon Sunday to lie in state one hour preceding the service. She was born September 2, 1865, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Andy and Mary Elizabeth Branham Shannon. She was a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Newton Conley and Mrs. Claude Hayes, both of Ashland, and Miss Madge See, of Houston, TX; five sons, Ira T. and Mike See of Ashland, Fred See, Chicago, Scott See, Detroit, MI, and Shannon See of Washington Court House, OH; two brothers, Bert Shannon of Baltimore, MD and Charles Shannon of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Shannon of Columbus, and Mrs. Corilda Bussey of Louisa, and 32 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1955

 

STEWART, James O.

James O. Stewart, 62, an employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in the maintenance department for the past 32 years was struck and killed by an east bound freight train Saturday of last week. The accident occurred near the home of Mr. Stewart at Buchanan, KY at 1:25 p.m. Saturday. Stewart, according to reports, was seated on the C & O track with his head bowed in his hands and presumably asleep when the train hit him. He was killed instantly. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Stewart was a member of the John Meek Post No. 220 American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Catlettsburg and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Waymen. He was a son of Joseph and Emerine Chaffin Stewart. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. John Finch officiating. Burial was made in the chapel cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the John Meek Post. Survivors include, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Houchin of Kenova, WV, a sister, Mrs. Allen Copley of Rush, KY and two brothers, Mitchell Stewart of Shelby, KY and Joseph A. Stewart of Toledo, OH. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home here until it was removed to the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1955

 

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AKERS, Susan Jane

1955-1955

Graveside rites for Susan Jane Akers, infant daughter of Ervin and Ona Frasher Akers, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Frasher Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. George McTovich officiating. The child died in a Louisa hospital at 3 p.m. Thursday. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home, here. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are one brother, Ervin Akers, Jr., at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lutie Frasher of Fort Gay and the paternal grandfather, the Rev. Freeland Akers of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

BAUGH, Phillip

1881-1955

Phillip Baugh, 74, of Zelda, KY, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland following an illness of six months. Mr. Baugh was born August 8, 1881, at Zelda, son of the late Alex and Matilda Barr Baugh. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was made in the Slone Cemetery near Fallsburg, KY. His wife, Mary Newsome Baugh, died October 10, 1953. Surviving are two brothers, William Baugh of Willard, OH, and Tom Baugh of Zelda; 10 nieces and 9 nephews. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1955

 

CAMPBELL, Minnie (Yates)

Mrs. Minnie Yates Campbell, of Kenova, WV, formerly of Fallsburg, died Sunday evening, November 6th at the home of a son. Mrs. Campbell, 79 years old, was born and reared at Fallsburg. She later moved to Kenova, where she lived for 35 years. She has been a member of the Methodist Church for the past 45 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Faye Wallin of Akron, OH; two sons, Nolan and James Campbell of Kenova, five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ann Diamond, of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Jay Yates, route 4, Louisa and John Yates of Fresno, Ca. Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Campbell in 1945. Funeral services were held in the Kenova Methodist Church, Tuesday, November 8 at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

CHILDERS, Melissa (Hickman)

1871-1955

Melissa Childers, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Hinkle, route 1, Louisa, Meade’s Branch, Tuesday, November 22 at 11 p.m. after an illness of two years. The deceased was born at Charley, KY, November 27, 1871, a daughter of the late Zack and Lydia Austin Hickman. She was a lifelong member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Meade’s Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be made in the Childers Cemetery at Meade’s Branch. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. W. M. Hinkle, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Newell Ferguson, Louisa, Mrs. William Bailey, Lorain, OH, Mrs. Hugh Dobbins, New Lexington, OH; one son, Jack Childers, of route 1, Louisa, four brothers, John Hickman, route 1, Louisa, Lyss Hickman, Louisa, Zack Hickman, Ironton, OH and David Hickman, West Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Howard Roseberry, Ironton, OH; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hinkle at Meade’s Branch. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1955

 

DAVIS, Jack

1924-1955

Funeral services for Jack Davis, 31, Stirrett, WV, formerly of Route 1, Louisa, who died Friday night of injuries suffered Thursday in a coal mine accident, were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from Moore’s Chapel on route 23 with the Rev. K. L. Sellards and the Rev. Jay Hinkle officiating. Burial was made in the Davis Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the mother’s residence Sunday afternoon. Mr. Davis, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Louisa DAV Chapter was born May 7, 1924 at route 1, Louisa, a son of Mrs. Hannah Davis Adkins and the late Flid Davis. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Charlotte Davis; one daughter, Sharon Glynn Davis, at home; one son, Sammy Lee Davis, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Monroe Webb, route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Chester Wills of Winfield, TN; the mother; one brother, Bob Davis of Stirrett. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1955

 

HONAKER, Lizzie (O’Daniel)

1871-1955

Mrs. Lizzie Honaker, 64, of route 4, Louisa, (Newcomb section), died at her home at 7:30 a.m. Friday after suffering a stroke a week ago. She was born in Louisa, March 18, 1871, a daughter of the late David A. and Susan Hewlett O’Daniel. She is the widow of the late C. W. Honaker who died 20 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Newcomb Methodist Church on route 4 with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Harmon cemetery on Route 4. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Eli Moore of route 4, Louisa, and Miss Amy O’Daniel of Huntington; one brother, Ben O’Daniel of route 4, Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home here to the home of a sister, Mrs. Eli Moore, Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

HUGHES, Sandra Kay

1954-1955

Sandra Kay Hughes, 14 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hughes of Toledo, OH, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toledo after an illness of four weeks. She was born in Louisa on August 27, 1954. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Felix Skaggs. Burial was made in the Bartram Cemetery near Fort Gay, WV. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, to the home of the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Bartram, 414 Burns Street, Louisa, Friday morning. Surviving are the parents, James A. and Mary Bartram Hughes, one brother, William Ronald, at home; two half-sisters, Barbara and Joyce Ann Billups; two half-brothers, Phillip Roger and Charley David Billups, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Bartram, Louisa, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilia Hughes of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1955

 

JOHNSON, Joe

1892-1955

Joe Johnson, Sr., 63, of Blaine, KY, died at his home Sunday at 8 a.m. following a lengthy illness. He formerly lived at Harold, KY. He was a retired mine foreman and was employed by the Inland Steel Company at Wheelwright, KY for 47 years. He was born at Dry Creek, Knott County, KY, January 27, 1892, a son of the late Abel and Linda Isaac Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the residence. The Rev. George Cook will officiate and burial will be in the Walters Cemetery at Blaine. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Hall Johnson; three daughters, Mrs. Columbus Bates, Kite, KY, Mrs. Richard Hall, Wheelwright, KY and Mrs. Ishman Price of Methey, WV; four sons, Baker Jonson, Blaine, Hermand Johnson of Azusa, CA, Joe Johnson, Jr., of Ashland and Steve Johnson of Pikeville, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Steve Childers of Kite, KY, Mrs. George Cook of Dry Creek, Mrs. Dave Hall of Blevinsville, KY; one brother, Joel Johnson of Haln, KY; 33 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News. November 17, 1955

 

MOORE, Ronald Lee

1953-1955

Ronald Lee Moore, 22 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Moore of 716 Jefferson Street, Louisa, died Saturday at the home. The child was born December 11, 1953 at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie W. Moore. Burial followed in Green Lawn Cemetery here. Surviving in addition to the parents are the grandmothers, Mrs. Lon Patton and Mrs. Tom T. Moore, both of Louisa; and great-great grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Crabtree, Mill Creek, WV and 10 aunts and 4 uncles. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1955

 

PRICE, Seymour

1878-1955

Seymour Price, 77, of 406 North Lock Avenue, Louisa, a retired farmer, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home after an illness of one year. Mr. Price was born January 22, 1878, at Georges Creek, a son of the late Malenth and Mary Elizabeth VanHoose Price, and was a member of the Border’s Chapel Methodist Church. He was married 40 years ago to the former Miss Clara Evans, who survives. Funeral services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at Border’s Chapel. Burial will follow in the family cemetery on Georges Creek. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James Childs of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Lester Price of Georges Creek; one sister, Mrs. Harry Holman of Barbourville, KY; three brothers, Street Price of Louisa, H. A. Price of Silver Grove, KY and Ine Price of Georges Creek; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1955

 

PRICE, Street

1875-1955

Street Price, 80, of 406 Lock Avenue, Louisa, died at 3:20 a.m. Thursday at his home, approximately 48 hours after the death of his brother, Seymour Price, 77, of the Lock Avenue address. Joint funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Borders Chapel Methodist Church on Georges Creek by the Rev. John Bellomy. Burial was made in the Price Cemetery at Georges Creek. Mr. Price was a retired farmer. He was born February 14, 1875, a son of the late Malenth and Mary Elizabeth Vanhoose Price, and was a member of the Borders Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Harry Holman of Barboursville, KY, and two brothers, H. A. Price of Silver Grove, KY and Ine Price of Georges Creek. The bodies were at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

RUCKER, Della (Fitzpatrick)

1880-1955

Mrs. Della Rucker, 75, of Clifford, KY died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of a brother, J. W. Fitzpatrick of Clifford by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was made in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mrs. Rucker was born at Clifford on July 22, 1880, a daughter of the late Strother and Sarah Sammons Fitzpatrick. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years. Mrs. Rucker’s husband, John Rucker, died in 1943. Surviving in addition to the brother are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Webb of Clifford; a son, Fred Rucker, Clifford; six sisters, Mrs. Lyss See, Mrs. Bob Chapman, Mrs. Sam Fox and Mrs. Arthur Carr, all of Monroe, MI, Mrs. Winfield Hicks of Hamlin, WV, and Mrs. Minerva Fortney of Fort Gay, WV; three other brothers, John Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes, WV, L. G. Fitzpatrick of Toledo, OH and Strother Fitzpatrick of Clifford and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1955

 

SEIBERT, Marie (Miller)

Mrs. Marie Miller Sibert, 38, wife of Fred Seibert, died at General Hospital, Kansas City, MO at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, October 30, following an illness of three days. Mr. and Mrs. Seibert moved to Kansas City from Ashland, KY six years ago. She was born at Blaine, KY, the daughter of R. C. and Bessie Sagraves Miller of Ashland. Mrs. Seibert, a former school teacher, was graduated from Ashland Senior high school and Morehead State College. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 2, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, by the Rev. Samuel K. Curry. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving, in addition to the husband, and parents, are one son, Frederick John Seibert, Jr., at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Lyons of Lexington and Mrs. Carl Vass of Alma, MI. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

SKAGGS, Randolph

1871-1955

Dr. D. Randolph Skaggs, 84, retired physician, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday of last week at the home of a son, Dr. H. G. Skaggs, of 2638 Virginia Avenue, Ashland, after an illness of several months. Dr. Skaggs had lived in Ashland since his retirement 8 years ago. He began practicing medicine in 1907 in the mountain counties of Eastern Kentucky, Magoffin, Breathitt Knott and Wolfe. During that time he also was examining physician for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., the former Dawkins Log & Mill Co., and the Buchanan Coal Co. He was born at Martha, KY, October 4, 1871, a son of the late Daniel and Louisa Dials Skaggs, and taught school in Eastern Kentucky for 7 years before entering Louisville Medical College. He received his medical degree there in 1907. Dr. Skaggs lived at Salyersville, KY, before moving to Ashland and was a member of the Salyersville Baptist Church, the Masonic Order, and the Kiwanis Club there. He was also a member of the Kentucky Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salyersville Baptist Church by the pastor and the Rev. M. D. Morton, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Ashland. Burial was made in the Salyersville Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sally Lemaster Skaggs, to whom he was married 50 years ago; the son, Dr. H. G. Skaggs, an Ashland dentist; one brother, Cornelius Skaggs, of Roscoe, KY and 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1955

 

WEBB, Wiley S.

1870-1955

Wiley S. Webb, 84, a retired farmer of Webbville, KY, died October 29, at 5:15 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charley Holbrook, Webbville, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Webb was born at Webbville and a son of Wesley and Abbie Pennington Webb. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 31, at the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Holbrook Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Charley Holbrook, Webbville, Mrs. Ed Dalton, Logan, WV, Mrs. Sam Tritt, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Brady Perry of Huntington, WV; three sons, Clarence Webb, Huntington, Jay Webb, Holden, WV and Henry Webb, Logan, and 26 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1955

 

WELLMAN, Elisha

1870-1955

Elisha Wellman, 85, retired farmer of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital after an illness of six weeks. The deceased was born July 31, 1870, a son of the late James Harvey and Lydia Robertson Wellman. He had been a member of the Christian Church for forty years. His wife, Lexie Selee Wellman, preceded him in death January 12, 1938. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Salt Peter Church with the Rev. Hattie Craft, and the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial will be made in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Peter. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cullie Finley, route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. John Webb of Huntington, WV, one son, Theron Wellman, of route 2 Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Milt Vinson, Mrs. Harry May and Mrs. Carl Heston, all of Louisa and Mrs. Mary Daniels, of Huntington; three brothers, Harvey Wellman of Louisa, Warnie Wellman of Catlettsburg, KY and Elva Wellman of Huntington and 22 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. The body will be removed Thursday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home here to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cullie Finley, route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1955

 

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ALLISON, Hamilton

1873-1955

Hamilton (Ham) Allison, 82, lifetime local resident, died at 3 a.m. Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Elliott Jones of Louisa, after an illness of two years. He was born at Louisa, on May 15, 1873, a son of the late Hiram and Susan Wallace Allison. A member of the Baptist Church for 40 years, he was Louisa’s oldest Negro citizen. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. James A. M.E. Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Wallace Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1955

 

ANDERSON, Vicie (Pertee)

Mrs. Vicie Anderson, 74, of Thacker, WV, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harless Evans of Webb, WV. Funeral services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. from the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial will follow in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Dave and Rinda Marcum Pertee. She was a member of the Church of God. Additional survivors include the husband, Jarvey Anderson, two other daughters, by a former marriage, Mrs. R. G. Carroll and Mrs. Monroe Copley of Webb; six sons, also by a former marriage, Lawrence Chaffin of Webb, Wade Truman and Body Chaffin of Columbus, OH, Freeland Chaffin of Lorain, OH, and Mart Chaffin of Chattaroy, WV; one sister, Mrs. Willie Marcum of Kermit, WV and one brother Truman Pertee of Iaeger, WV. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1955

 

BOLING, Margaret Jane (O’Bryan)

1877-1955

Mrs. Margaret Jane Boling, 78, of Charley, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 3:40 a.m. Monday after an illness of three days. She was born March 17, 1877, a daughter of the late John and Mary O’Daniel O’Bryan. She was married to Columbus Boling 62 years ago. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Jay Preston officiating. Burial was made in the Boling Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Robert Brown, Minford, OH, Mrs. Cora Blevins, Mrs. Arch Miller and Mrs. Lewis Rose, all of Columbus, OH, two sons, Hobert Boling and Emert Boling of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy of Freeburn, KY; 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence from the Young Funeral Home Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

CAMPBELL, Victoria (Berry)

1876-1955

Funeral rites for Mrs. Victoria Spillman Campbell, 79, of Louisa, route 4, who died at her home Wednesday night of last week, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Midway Church on Louisa, route 3, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Felix Skaggs. Burial was made in the Spillman Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell made her home with a daughter, Mrs. J.R. Diamond. The body was taken to the home at 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Campbell was born June 15, 1876, at Louisa, route 3, a daughter of the late John and Parmelia Wellman Berry. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 20 years. Her first husband, James Wiley Spillman, died in 1923. Her second husband, James Campbell died in 1942. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Diamond are two other daughters, Mrs. Claude Sawyer of Mount Gay, WV and Mrs. Jay Wellman of Webbville, route 1, a son, Willie Spillman of Louisa route 4, and 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

CHARLES, Josephine (Burton)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Josephine Burton Charles, 86, of Ulysses, KY, who died Wednesday of last week at the home of a son, Lon Charles, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence. The Rev. Byrd Webb officiated and burial was made in the George Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Charles was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Borders Burton. Her husband, Charlie Charles died 33 years ago. She is survived by the son, Lon Charles of Ulysses; three daughters, Mrs. George Edwards of Ulysses, Mrs. Hattie Davis of Ohio, and Mrs. Worth Church of Lowmansville, KY, 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1955

 

CHILDERS, George F.

1904-1955

George Fon Childers, 51, of Raceland, KY, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday of last week at his home following a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank C. King, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Ashland. Burial was made in the Childers Cemetery at Gallup, KY. Mr. Childers was born February 19 1904, in Gallup, a son of Mrs. Lou Belcher Childers of Gallup and the late W. T. Childers. He was a dispatcher for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and had been employed in that capacity for 32 years. He was a member of the Order of Railway Telegrapher and Train Dispatchers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Edna Childers, a daughter Mrs. Roger C. Thomas of Ashland, his mother, five sisters, Mrs. Riley Shannon of Gallup, Mrs. Ollie Shannon of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ray McGinnis, Wyandotte, MI, Mrs. Harry McClure, Massillion, OH and Mrs. O. L. Hayes of Hindman, KY; three brothers, Don Childers of Covington, KY, Guy Childers of Blanchester, OH and William L. Childers of Columbus and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

CORDLE, Jesse H.

1879-1955

Jesse H. Cordle, 76, Carter Avenue, Ashland, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital Thursday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 3, at 1 p.m. at the United Baptist Church at Cordell, KY. Rev. Garrett Cordle, Rev. Sammy Phelps, and Mrs. Alfred Chandler officiated, and burial was made in Arrington Cemetery. Mr. Cordle was a retired merchant at Busseyville, KY, and moved to Ashland one week prior to his death. He was born July 2, 1879, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Ralph and Nancy Moore Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosie Cordle; six daughters, Mrs. Ples Brown of crab Orchard, KY, Mrs. Ernest Walters and Mrs. William Webb of Ashland, Mrs. Ray Greene and Mrs. Cecil Lemaster of London, OH and Mrs. Cy Jordan of Columbus, OH; two sons, Edmond Cordle of Wilbur, KY and Haskell Cordle of London, OH; three brothers, Milt Cordle of Ashland, Green Cordle Columbus, and Ralph Cordle of West Jefferson, OH and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

CRUTCHER, Rose Agnes (Cassell)

1878-1955

Mrs. Rose Agnes Cassell Crutcher, 77 years old, a well-known Louisa resident succumbed at her home 602 Lock Avenue, at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, following an illness of four years. Mrs. Crutcher was born at Georges creek, KY, May 30, 1878, a daughter of the late William and Cynthia Boyd Cassell, with whom she resided for 15 years. She was married to J. B. Crutcher 60 years ago and they recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, at 1:30 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Charles Perry, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiating. Interment will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Otto V. Clegg, Elk Rapids, MI, Mrs. W. E. Tilson, Louisa, and Mrs. Paul Newsom, Dunbar, WV; four sons, Paul, Jack, Malcolm (Mack) and Tom Dick, all of Louisa and four grandsons, and one great granddaughter. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Wednesday to the Crutcher residence where friends may call. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

ELLIS, Curtis

1895-1955

Curtis Ellis, 60, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Ellis was born May 7, 1895, at Prichard, a son of Nathan and Martha Jane Massie Ellis. He was a retired N & W Railway employee for 14 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from a son, Sgt. James R. Ellis, who is stationed in Korea. Mr. Ellis was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 20 years. The body has been removed from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa to the residence where friends may call. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Esther McCommas Ellis; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cottrell of Akron, OH and Mrs. Taylor Wallace, Jr., of Rittman, OH; three sons, Homer of Rittman, OH, Douglas Arthur at home and Sgt. James R. Ellis, in Korea. Three sisters, Mrs. Ben Bellomy of Prichard, Mrs. Millard Stith of Malvern, OH, and Mrs. William Donley of Alexandria, VA; two brothers, Alonzo Ellis of Prichard and John Ellis of Rittman, OH and six grandchildren, also survive. The American Legion Post of Louisa and Fort Gay and the Louisa DAV Chapter will officiate at the graveside rites. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

HALL, Infant daughter

1955-1955

The infant daughter of Luster and Margie Moore Hall, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH, December 12, at 6 p.m. Private graveside rites will be held Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home here Wednesday afternoon. Surviving members are the parents; one sister, Monnie Lou, at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moore, Louisa; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hall of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

HENSLEY, Leona (Miller)

1898-1955

Mrs. Leona Miller Hensley, 57, of route 2, Louisa, died at her home at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after an extended illness. She was born at route 2, Louisa, on November 12, 1898, a daughter of the late George and Belle Pack Miller. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 44 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to her residence at noon Saturday. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the United Baptist Church, route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was made in the Wallace Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Hensley, three daughters, Mrs. C.M. Williams, of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Larry Holloway, Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Fay Maynard at home; three sons, Cecil Hensley, route 2, Louisa, Chester Paul Hensley of Van Nuys, CA, and Eugene Hensley, Jr., of California; three sisters, Mrs. Alka Thompson and Mrs. Jimmy Lemaster of Ashland and Mrs. Drew Hickman of Louisa; two brothers, Raymond and James A. Miller both of Ashland, 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1955

 

HOLT, Paulina (Copley)

1887-1955

Mrs. Paulina Copley Holt, 68, of route 2 Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two months. She was born at Fort Gay on August 9, 1887, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Julia Crabtree Copley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Salt Petre, WV Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery, Salt Petre. The body was removed Tuesday afternoon from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elkie Vinson of Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Claude Holt; six daughters, Mrs. Vinson and Mrs. Dimple Wellman of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. James Kidd and Mrs. Charles VanHoose of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Lena Bartram and Mrs. Thurman Bellomy of route 1, Prichard, WV, three sons, Paul Holt of route 2, Fort Gay, Leonard Holt of Mansfield, OH, and George Holt of Shelby, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Hardwick of Allen, KY, Mrs. Jane Endicott of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Rose Ferguson of California; two brothers, Rush Copley of Louisa and Blaine Copley of Columbus, OH; 27 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

ISAAC, Mary Ellen (Castle)

1907-1955

Mrs. Mary Ellen Isaac, 48, of route 1, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Monday at 8:45 a.m. She suffered a stroke of paralysis at her home sixteen days prior to her death. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth Jarrell Church on route 1, with the Rev. Grant Raines and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery. She was born at Thacker, WV, March 28, 1907, a daughter of Mrs. Stella Compton Castle and the late Harry Castle. She is survived by her husband, Mart Isaac; her mother, two daughters, Nellie and Stella Jean Isaac, at home, six sons, Jack, Wetzel and Buddy Isaac of Dayton, OH and Elmer Ray, Bill and Homer Isaac, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Lige Rose of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Ira Hale, Louisa, route 1, and Mrs. Virginia Blair of Dwale, KY; three brothers, Roscoe Castle, Oak Hill, WV, Ralph Castle of Mount Hope, WV and John Castle of Louisa, route 1, and 13 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

JARRELL, Melissa (Crace)

Mrs. Melissa Crace Jarrell, 43, of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Monday in a Cleveland hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Jarrell was born at Fort Gay, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Blevins Crace of Fort Gay, route 2, and the late Joel Henry Crace. She had lived in Cleveland for 12 years, and operated a restaurant there. Her husband, Isaac Jarrell, died in 1928. Survivors, include the mother, one son, Freeland Jarrell, of Cleveland, five sisters, Mrs. George Hardwick of Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs. A. C. Caram of Detroit, Mrs. Ray Peters of Weirton, and Mrs. Anthony Zuzeck and Mrs. Ruby Jean Green of Cleveland and two brothers, Millard F. Crace of Portsmouth, OH and Walter Crace of David, KY. the body will be taken to the mother’s home at 8 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home and to the church at 1 p.m. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

JONES, James E.

1879-1955

James E. Jones, 76, of Potter, KY, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home, Wednesday of last week at 5:30 p.m. He was born at Morehead, KY, May 25, 1879, a son of the late Levi and Mary Wolford Jones. He had lived at Potter for the past 50 years. He was a retired foreman of the carpenter force of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. He was a member of the Little Sandy Masonic Lodge No. 712, F & AM for more than 50 years, a member of the Royal Arch Mason, Louisa No. 95, and a member of the Delta Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rites, Covington, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at his home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Potter. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Caines Jones; seven daughters, Mrs. A. H. Perry, of Louisa, Mrs. W. H. McGuire, Catlettsburg, Mrs. R. A. Lucas, Likely, CA, Mrs. W. G. Crutchfield, San Diego, CA, Mrs. D. W. Hosack, Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Elmer A. Irby, Jr. of Huntington, and Miss Frances Jones at home; two sons, J. E. Jones, Jr., route 3, Louisa, Staff Sgt. Wayne A. Jones, Altus Air Force Base, Altus, OK, 23 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa until Saturday afternoon when it was taken to the residence. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

KIRKPATRICK, Jemima (Crum)

Mrs. Jemima Crum Kirkpatrick, 87, of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, where she had lived for the past 51 years, passed away December 23, at 11:45 p.m. The deceased was born at Crum, WV, where she resided for 36 years, and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dianna Sellers Crum. Her husband, Alex Kirkpatrick, preceded her in death 39 years ago. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 55 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the home of her niece, Mrs. Rhoda Ann Crum route 2, Fort Gay and the Rev. James Harvey officiating. Interment was made in the Fred Crum cemetery on Vinson Branch. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Rhoda Ann Crum and Mrs. Ed Hardwick of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Dada Evans of Akron, OH; two nephews, Alcy Crum of Huntington and Clem Spaulding of Crum, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1955

 

LAMBERT, Edmund W.

1887-1955

Funeral rites for the Rev. Edmund W. Lambert, 68, of Louisa, route 2, who died Saturday while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Henry Fluty at Norfolk, VA, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Henry Bussey, Jr., Burial followed in Preece Cemetery at Elouise, KY. Mr. Lambert, who also operated a store, was born in Wayne County, WV on March 27, 1887, a son of the late Harrison W. and Lucy Ellen Derifield Lambert. He had been a minister for the past 35 years and was pastor of Emily Northup Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eliza Jane Hardin Lambert, to whom he was married 32 years ago; the daughter, five sons, Clyde, Carl, William J. and Edmund Lambert, Jr., of Norfolk, and C. H. Lambert, at home; three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Meredith of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Earl Kazee and Mrs. Lindsey Salmons of Wellston, OH; a brother, Sergeant Lindsey G. Lambert, with the Army in Colorado, and 2 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

MCKENZIE, Floyd

1878-1955

Floyd McKenzie, 78, of Torchlight, KY, died Sunday at his home after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home by Rev. G. York and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Mr. McKenzie, a retired farmer, and a Torchlight resident for 53 years was born at Flat Gap, KY, on November 12, 1877, a son of the late Hiram and Sarah Neely McKenzie. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jane Spence McKenzie; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Collins of Detroit; five sons, C. W., Willard and Edward McKenzie of torchlight and Lawrence and Floyd McKenzie, Jr., of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Telia Hammond of Clifford, KY and Mrs. Lora Fry of Ashland, OH; a brother Huey McKenzie of Torchlight; and 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

MULLINS, Jay

1915-1955

Jay Mullins, 40, of route 4, Louisa, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday of last week in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. He was born March 28, 1915 at Georges Creek, KY, a son of the late William and Della Martin Mullins. He was married 15 years ago to the former Eva Jarrell. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Newcomb Church, route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Harmon Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until the time of the service. Surviving are his wife; four sisters, Mrs. Jay Church and Mrs. George Church of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Fred McCarty of London, OH, and Mrs. Harmie Ball of route 4, Louisa, three brothers, Ed Mullins of route 4, Louisa, Tom Mullins of Buchanan and William Mullins, Jr., of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

PRINCE, Chester

1881-1955

Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday for Chester Prince, 74, of the Donithan section of Louisa, route 2, who died Thursday in a Williamson, WV hospital after falling down a flight of steps into the basement at the home of a relative in Williamson. The Rev. Rush Frazier conducted the services, and burial was made in the Vinson Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Mr. Prince had gone to Williamson to attend funeral services for a sister. He was born January 20, 1881, in Tazewell County, VA, a son of the late Van and Sarah Jane Carter Prince. He was married 54 years ago to Miss Sarah Smith, who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lunda Lemaster and Mrs. Forest Belcher of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Lindsey Childress of Ecorse, MI, and Mrs. Walt Williams of Columbus, OH, and Miss Rachel Prince at home; six sons, Ransom Prince of Williamson, James Prince of Louisa, route 2, Jesse and Lawrence Prince, of Columbus, Troy Prince of Clifford, KY and Ed Prince at home, one sister, Mrs. Paradine Conn of route 2, and one brother, Thomas Prince of Logan, WV. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1955

 

STACEY, Anna Belle (Dixon)

1872-1955

Mrs. Anna Belle Stacey, 83, of George’s Creek, died at 1 a.m. Monday at her home after an illness of two years.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the residence by the Rev. German Walters.  Burial was made in the Stacey Cemetery on George’s Creek.  Mrs. Stacey was born May 3, 1872 at Richardson, KY, a daughter o the late Henry and Nannie Chaffin Dixon.  She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 30 years.  Survivors include the husband, George Stacey, four daughters, Mrs. Harland Tackett, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Arthur Blanton of Sedan, OH, Mrs. Laud Webb, Dunham, KY, and Mrs. Ed Pack of Keyrock, WV; two sons, Garfield Stacey of Sitka, KY and George Stacey Jr. of Nippa, KY, and 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.  The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where friends called.  Big Sandy News, December 1, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Lou Della (Curnutte)

1886-1955

Mrs. Lou Della Thompson, 69, of route 1, Louisa, died in St. Anthony Hospital, Columbus, OH, at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday of last week. She had been ill for the past five months and entered the hospital ten days prior to her death. She was born at Adams, KY, March 9,1886, a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Moore Curnutte. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. The Rev. Willie W. Moore officiated and burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, Lafe Thompson; one son, Robert Thompson of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony Blackburn of Adams, KY, Mrs. Emma Blackburn of Columbus, and Miss Matie Curnutte, at home; four brothers, Thomas and Harley Curnutte, both of Columbus, Mart Curnutte, of Ashland, and Alva Curnutte of Fallsburg, KY. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Friday and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the funeral services. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1955

 

THOMPSON, Ruby (Thompson)

1889-1955

Mrs. Ruby Parker Thompson, 66, Chapman, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 7:15 a.m. Monday after an extended illness. She was born on route 1, Louisa, October 22, 1889, a daughter of the late Tom and Emeritta Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapman Methodist Church. The Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated, and burial was made in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church at noon Wednesday. She is survived by one son, Okey Parker of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Lee Patrick and Mrs. Stella Robinette, both of Gallup, KY; two half-brothers, Milt Parker of Gallup and Carl Parker of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1955

 

VARNEY, Melvin L.

1879-1955

Melvin L. Varney, 75, of Wayne, WV, route 1, (Echo) succumbed late Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of five years. He had been seriously ill for two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Greenbrier Baptist Church at Echo by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Varney was born at Pinson Fork, KY, on December 20, 1879, a son of the late William Anderson and Jennie Blackburn Varney. He moved to Louisa at the age of 19 from Pike County. He was a member of the Louisa police force for 11 years and in Fort Gay, WV for a period of time. He was a Baptist. He moved to Echo in 1930. Surviving are the widow, to whom he was married 56 years ago; five sons, Roary Varney of Wayne, route 1, Elster Varney of Cincinnati, OH, William A. Varney of Shenandoah, VA, Luke Varney of Louisa, and Marvin Varney of Matewan, WV and 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Luke Varney from the Young Funeral Home at Louisa and was taken to the church at 1 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1955

 

WOOTEN, Russell L.

Russell L. Wooten, 45, son of L. C. and the late Cora B. Wooten, former Louisan, now Lakeland, FL, succumbed December 25, after an illness of three months. The deceased was a member of the College Hill Methodist Church, Lakeland and was associated in the lumber business there. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning 10 a.m. from the College Hill Methodist Church and interment was made in Lakeland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Steppe Wooten, two sons, Thomas Lee and John Russell, both in the service of the U. S. Army, and one daughter Jane Wooten; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Kouns of Louisa, Mrs. M. H. Holiday of Washington, D. C.  and Mrs. James H. Woods, of Athens, OH; three brothers, Earl Wooten, New Orleans, LA, Charles and L. Wayne Wooten of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1955

 

WRAY, Della Mae (Salyers)

1876-1955

Mrs. Della Mae Slayers Wray, 79, well known Louisa resident, of 301 Clay Street, died at 9 a.m. Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. A. J. Roberts. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wray was born February 18, 1876, at Peach Orchard, KY, a daughter of the late Zachariah and Emmaline White Salyers. Her husband, Dr. W.W. Wray, died in 1938. She had lived in Louisa for 35 years and was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Louise Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Powell, Salt Lick, KY, Mrs. Shirley Chapman of Louisa and Mrs. John Walters, of Catlettsburg, KY; two sons, Robert Wray, Richmond, VA and Dr. L. C. Wray of Huntington, WV; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1955

 

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