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BOWEN, Harlan Roy

1956-1956

Harlan Roy Bowen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowen, of route 5, Louisa, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Bowen Cemetery on Little Laurel in Martin County, KY by the Rev. Samuel Branham. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Charles Ray, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Spence Keaton of Skaggs, KY and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Bowen of Louisa, route 5. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

BURTON, Ida May (Murray)

1881-1957

Mrs. Ida May Burton, 75, well-known Louisa woman succumbed at the home of her brother, J. H. Spencer, 609 Lock Ave., Friday morning at 2:45 o'clock following a long illness. Mrs. Burton was born in Lawrence County, KY, February 26, 1881, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Spencer Murray. She had been a resident of Louisa for the past 30 years. Her husband, Roscoe C. Burton, who was a prominent business man of Louisa, preceded her in death April 23, 1945. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 15 years and before her illness she was an active member of the various organizations of the church. She was also an active member of Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge No. 95, and members of that organization were honorary attendants at the funeral. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p m at the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before funeral time. Survivors include one foster daughter, Mrs. Kash (Laura) Ledford of Russell, KY; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Hatcher of Lackey, KY and Mrs. T. J. Preston of Wenatchee, WA; one brother, J. H. Spencer of Louisa; 13 nieces and nine nephews. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

COPLEY, Edgar

1923-1957

Edgar Copley, 34, of Webb, WV, died Sunday at 8:15 p.m. at his home following an illness of four years. Mr. Copley, a former employee of the Buckeye Stamping co., Columbus, OH and World War II veteran, was born January 19, 1923, at Webb, the son of William S. and Mrs. Nancy Evans Copley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Webb Community Church, with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was made in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mildred Artrip Copley, to whom he was married 12 years, the parents; one daughter Olive Louisa Copley and a son, Darrell Gene; seven sisters, Mrs. Jim Stacey, Crum, WV, Mrs. Frank Salmons, Webb, EB, Ms. Charles Crum, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Opie Salmons, Fort Gay, Mrs. Bill Pridemore and Mrs. Bobbie Joe Crum, both of Columbus and Mrs. Louisa Copley of Webb; three brothers, Garland Copley, Columbus, and Walter and Harless Copley of Webb. The maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Evans of Norwich, CT, also survive. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

FRASHER, Cuzzie (Wilson)

1878-1957

Mrs. Cuzzie Frasher, 78, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. following an extended illness. Mrs. Frasher was born on route 1, January 23, 1878, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Stiltner Wilson, and was a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church for 60 years. Mrs. Frasher will be buried in the Christian Cemetery on Fort Gay route 1, following funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, Fort Gay, route 1. The Rev. Clarence Wellman and the Rev. Walter Johnson will officiate. The body was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Frasher is survived by her husband, Tom Frasher, to whom she had been married 60 years, one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Johnson, at home; one sons, Charles Frasher, of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Louray Lycan, Fort Gay, Mrs. Josephine Belcher, route 1, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. Ora Frasher, Fort Gay, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1957

 

FRASHER, Dale Edward

Dale Edward Frasher, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frasher of Gallipolis, OH, was accidentally shot and killed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of his uncle, Jesse Frasher, Fort Gay. Coroner L. Byron Young said the little boy was playing with a cousin, Irvin Akers, of Zanesville, OH, who was visiting at the Frasher home. The coroner said the two boys had been playing with toy guns and then the Akers lad grabbed a 12 gauge shotgun. The gun was accidentally fired and the charge struck the Frasher boy in the head, Death was instant. The body of the victim was removed to the Young Funeral Home. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Doris Jean, Janie, Ruth and Rebecca, and one brother, Larry Frasher, all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Akers and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lutie Frasher, both of Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

HENSON, Bloomer

1899-1957

Bloomer Henson, 57, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. at his home on Sullivan Street. He was born July 29, 1899, at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Maston and Sally Curnutte Henson. He had been a resident of Louisa for the past 3 years. Mr. Henson was in the Army from January 12, 1923 until February 26, 1926, and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Flynn Henson; three daughters, Misses Patty Jean and Donna Dean Henson, at home, and Mrs. Frederick See of Catlettsburg, KY; one son, Charles A. Henson of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. H.K. Moore and Mrs. C. B. Cooksey of Louisa; two brothers, Kay Henson of Washington, D. C. and Edwin "Nig" Henson of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Willie Moore. Burial was made in the Green Lawn Cemetery. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, January 17,1957

 

JOHNSON, Ida (Burgess)

JOHNSON, Mary

Mrs. Ida Burgess Johnson, 77, of Huntington, WV and her daughter, Mary Johnson, 39, were burned to death in a fire that destroyed their home Sunday night. Their charred bodies were found early Monday morning by a son and deputy sheriff Henry Plybon. The cause of the fire is not known. Mrs. Johnson was born and reared on Little Blaine, this county, and was a sister to Miss Annie Burgess of this city. She had lived in Huntington for more than 50 years. Mrs. Johnson's husband, an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., died about a year ago. She is survived by another sister, Mrs. Ed Layne of Proctorville, OH and 5 sons. Miss Georgia Anna Burgess of this city is a niece. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1957

 

JOHNSON, John C.

1916-1957

John C. Johnson, 40, of Ulysses, KY, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY Tuesday January 1, at 2 p.m. following a heart attack while at work. The deceased had been employed by the C & O Railway for the past fourteen years, and was a cook for the signal force. He was born January 28, 1916, at Georges Creek, KY, and was a son of C. B. and Della Hannah Johnson. He was a member of the C & O Brotherhood. Funeral rites will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Survivors include the widow, the former Miss Goldie Hall, to whom he had been married for the past 17 years; the parents, two daughters, Colin Ruth and Judie Carol; two sons, Charles and John, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ervin Chandler and Mrs. Lawrence  Jeter, of Cable, OH; two brothers, Otis and Hilliard Johnson of Bayard, OH and Billy L. Johnson of Cable, OH. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to the residence at Ulysses where it remained until funeral time Friday. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

LITTLE, Mrs. Bill (Davis)

Mrs. Bill Little, Jr., 38, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17, shortly after giving birth to twin sons. The Little family moved to Louisa from Webb, WV five months ago. Survivors include the husband, Bill Little, Jr.; two daughters, Saundra and Doris Ann Little, at home; nine sons, Gary, Lowell, Gene, Bill, III, Randy Joe, Paul Eddie, Ronnie and the unnamed infant twin sons, all at home; the parents Mr. and Mrs. Riley Davis of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Jess Vinson of Stollings, KY, Mrs. Joe Belcher of Hensley, WV, Mrs. Randolph Sammons and Miss Sue Davis of Louisa, and Mrs. Sandy Vanderpool of Cleveland, OH, and four brothers, Samuel Davis of Hensley, Clyde Davis of Arlington, WV, Glen Davis of Wheelersburg, OH and Riley Davis, Jr., of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church on Lick Creek by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1957

 

MANN, William Ray

1915-1957

William Ray Mann, 41, died in the University Hospital, Columbus, OH at 7 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of 7 months due to an injury which he received in a mine accident October 16, 1953 at Logan, WV. He was born at Fallsburg, KY, April 15, 1915, a son of the late J. C. and Gussie Burke Mann. Prior to his injury he was employed by the Island Creek Coal Company at Logan. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. A. J. Roberts, pastor of First Methodist Church of Louisa, officiating. Burial was in Savage Cemetery, at Fallsburg. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Drexel Adkins, Whittman, WV, Misses Nancy Lou, Phyllis Ann, Sally Jo, Judith Aileen and Sherry Lynn of Logan, WV, four sisters, Mrs. Ted Savage, Fallsburg, Mrs. Tom Skeens, Prospect, OH, Mrs. J. J. Aldridge, Peebles, OH, Mrs. John Curnutte, Buena Vista, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

MCKEE, Mary Ellen (Webb)

1873-1956

Mrs. Mary Ellen Webb McKee, 83, of Greenup, KY, died Friday, December 21, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Greenup Presbyterian Church with the Rev. S. R. Curry officiating. Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery at Greenup. Mrs. McKee was born February 24,, 1873, in Webbville, KY, and was a daughter of the late George and Clarinda Whitt Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. J. McKee. She was a member of Electa Chapter Number 3, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Widby and Mrs. Elizabeth Parkhill of Wenatchee, WA and Mrs. Louise Doran of Greenup; three sons, R. W., T. F. and W. L. McKee of Ashland; a foster daughter, Mrs. Hattie Hoffman of Greenup and 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mrs. McKee was the last surviving aunt of Mrs. W. T. Cain, Jr., of Louisa and the last great aunt of Mrs. Leslie Wellman, also of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

NAPIER, Walter Curtis

1904-1957

Walter Curtis Napier, 52, of Indianapolis, IN, died in an Indianapolis hospital, at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, January 17, after an illness of one and one half months. He was born April 8, 1904, at Radnor, WV, a son of Mrs. Mary Lemaster Napier and the late William Napier. He lived in Louisa, and Hitchins, KY until moving to Indianapolis six months ago. He was married 37 years ago to the former Lexie Cooksey who survives. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of the mother, at Radnor. the Rev. steward Porter and the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiated. Burial was made in the Napier Cemetery at Radnor. Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Charles Rommoil of Indianapolis, Mrs. Lucille Tripp, of California, and Misses Elizabeth, Mary Louise, and Ganeal Napier, at home; six sons, Curtis Napier, Jr., U. S. Navy, Norfolk, VA, Billy Napier, of Tonawanda, NY, Fred, Carl and Jake Napier, of Indianapolis, and Phillip Morris Napier, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Jerome Preece of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Doris E. Bailey of Kirklin, IN, Mrs. Floyd Lovins and Mrs. Albert Robinson of Huntington, WV; and five brothers, Jake W. Napier, Boons Mill, VA, Roy Napier, Akron, OH, Bill Napier, Mansfield, OH, Tate Napier, Radnor, WV and Joe Napier, Huntington. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of his mother at Radnor. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1957

 

NEWSOME, John Henry

1913-1956

John Henry (Bud) Newsome, 43, of Louisa, route 3, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Chapel on Five Forks, Louisa, route 3, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery. Mr. Newsome, a farmer, was born March 10, 1913, a son of Hez Newsome and the late Nora Day Newsome of Louisa, route 3. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ethel Smith Newsome; two daughters, Miss Louise Newsome of Blue Ash, OH and Miss Karen Newsome at home; two sons, Charles and Martin Newsome at home; his father, of Louisa, route 4, four sisters, Mrs. Grethel Noe of Louisa route 4, Mrs. Jack Woods of Catlettsburg, KY, and Misses Mary and Cora Newsome of Louisa route 4, two brothers, Ed and Donald Newsome of Louisa route 4. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

PARKER, Drew Burchett

1880-1957

Drew Burchett Parker, 76, of Utica, OH, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Billie Graham of Cherokee, KY. Funeral rites were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Baptist Church  by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. The body was at the Young Funeral Home here, where it remained until the funeral. After the funeral the body was taken to Mrs. Graham's home and then on Tuesday morning it was taken to Utica for burial there. Mr. Parker became ill three weeks ago while visiting his daughter. He was born at Cherokee on July 11, 1880, a son of the late Frank and Jane Sparks Parker. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Graham are two other daughters, Mrs. Ernest Campbell of West Jefferson, OH; and Miss Phoebe Parker of Blaine, KY; three sons, F. M. Parker of Plain City, OH, Landford Parker of Mount Vernon, OH and Thurman Parker of Utica; two sisters, Mrs. Bethany Houck of Holden, WV, and Mrs. Jemima Sprouse of Ironton, OH and 35 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, January 10, 1957

 

PHILEY, Wanda (Hall)

Mrs. W. Bennet Philey, of 3775 Hyde Park, Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, a niece of Mrs. H. H. Sparks, Louisa, succumbed Friday, January 18, after submitting to surgery in Miami, FL where she was vacationing with her husband and mother, Mrs. Jessie Gambill Hall. Funeral rites were held Tuesday in Cincinnati, and interment was made there. Mrs. Philey will be remembered at Miss Wanda Hall, by friends here, where she frequently visited her aunt, Mrs. Sparks. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1957

 

ROSS, Rhoda (McKenzie)

1864-1957

Mrs. Rhoda Ross, 92, of Mazie, KY, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter in law, Mrs. Jesse Ross, Mazie, KY, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Ross was born September 23, 1864, at Flat Gap, KY, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lizzie Rose McKenzie. Her husband, W. M. Ross preceded her in death in 1937. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years. Survivors include one brother, James McKenzie of Ripley, OH; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mazie Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Herman Ross. Burial was made in the Ross Cemetery at Skaggs, KY. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home here, and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

SKEENS, Paul

1891-1957

Paul (Pete) Skeens, 65, of Fort Gay, WV, a retired employee of the West Virginia Coal & Coke Company, succumbed in a local hospital, Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. following an illness of nine days. The deceased had resided in Fort Gay since his retirement five years ago. Prior to that he lived at Omar, WV for 20 years. He was born May 10, 1891, and was a son of the late Granville and Louvenia Skeens. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday, January 18, at 2 p.m. from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. G. D. Stamper and the Rev. Lee Fraley officiating. Burial will be made in the Lycan Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Norma Saulsbury Skeens, to whom he had been married 40 years; one daughter, Mrs. Elvin Cook, of Michigan, one son, Paul Skeens, of Chauncey, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Dean of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Bradley Wellman, route 1, Fort Gay; one half-sister, Mrs. Maggie Akers, Huntington; two brothers, Frank Skeens, Prichard, WV and James Skeens, Fort Gay; and one half-brother, Charley Fortney of Florida. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the church for services. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1957

 

SPARKS, Proctor

1890-1957

Dr. Proctor Sparks, 67, formerly of Louisa, and one of Ashland's best known physicians until his retirement about 4 years ago, died suddenly of a heart attack about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at his home in St. Petersburg, FL. He had been playing shuffleboard during the afternoon with some other members of the Ashland winter colony and went to his home to rest, saying that he was not feeling well. He was found dead in the shower by Miss Joy Sparks, his daughter, who made her home with him. Dr. Sparks was born at Martha, KY, this county. His parents were Meredith B. and Alice Bailey Sparks. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville Medical School., He practiced for a time at Louisa before moving to Ashland where he enjoyed a large practice until he retired. For some time he had been spending the winters in Florida. He took a number of cruises on Delta Line boats as ship's doctor in recent years, and returned December 20 from a cruise. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Ashland and the Boyd County Medical Society and the Kentucky Medical Society. Dr. Sparks was a member of Poage Lodge F & AM, former chairman of the Salvation Army Board, past director of the First Federal Saving & Loan Association, past president of the Boyd County Medical Society. His wife, the former, Miss Mary Gambill, preceded him in death December 15, 1951. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Irene Graney of Middletown, OH and Miss Joy Sparks and one grandson. The body arrived in Ashland at 2 a.m. Saturday and was taken to the Miller funeral Home, where private funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. C. B. Coots. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. The family requested that friends please omit flowers and instead make gifts to King's Daughters' Hospital in memory of Dr. Sparks. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1957

 

STEWART, Maggie (Harmon)

1870-1957

Mrs. Maggie Harmon Stewart, 86, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Friday at 4:15 a.m. following a brief illness. Mrs. Stewart was a former resident of Webbville, KY, and had been living with her son, Clarence Stewart of Louisa, for the past 16 years. She was born March 26, 1870, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Daniel and Louisa Elkins Harmon. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Webbville Cemetery. Other survivors include one half brother, Bascom Shortridge of Louisa; and several nieces, among them are Mrs. Fred Duncan and Mrs. V. T. Watson of Circleville, OH and Mrs. Arthur Burchett of Barboursville, WV, Mrs. Stewart's husband, Frederick M. Stewart died in April of 1911. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Willie

1915-1957

Willie VanHoose, 41, died at Scott Town, OH, Wednesday, January 23, at 2 p.m. following an illness of seven weeks. He lived on route 2, Louisa for 35 years prior to his 6 years residence at Scott Town. The deceased was born August 20, 1915, a son of Mrs. Folsom Vanhoose Runyon, and the late Charley Vanhoose. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 27, at 10 a.m. at Henrietta, KY, in the Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Lyon officiating. Burial was made in the Vanhoose cemetery at Henrietta. The body was brought from Ironton, OH to the home of a sister, Mrs. Bennie Cook, Friday, where it remained until Sunday and then was taken to Henrietta for funeral rites. Survivors include the mother, and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Runyon of Scott Town; four sisters, Mrs. Dowl Quillen, Hazard, KY, Mrs. Opal Ward, Springfield, OH, Miss Pearl Vanhoose, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Bennie Cook, route 2, Louisa, three brothers, Ison Vanhoose, Staffordsville, KY, Claude Vanhoose of Waynesville, OH and Jesse Vanhoose of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1957

 

 

VANHORN, Hence

Funeral services for Hence Vanhorn, 79, of Buchanan, KY, who died Thursday, December 27, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree Methodist Church on Little Bear Creek in Lawrence county, with the Rev. Carl Cyrus officiating. Burial was made in the Ogle Cemetery. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Miller Vanhorn; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Ross and Mrs. Billie Shivel, both of Buchanan; two sons, G. D. Vanhorn, Lexington, and Lawrence Vanhorn, Ashland; four brothers, Thomas, Ira, Wade and Sherman Vanhorn, all of Buchanan; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Moore, Louisa, Miss Sarah Vanhorn and Mrs. Dave rice, both of Kenova and Mrs. Ed Stewart, Buchanan; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

 

WILSON, Lawrence R.

1909-1956

Lawrence R. Wilson, 47, a lifelong resident of Louisa, died Monday at 4:50 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. He was born January 23, 1909, at Louisa; a son of Claude T. and Hermia Chapman Wilson. He was a member of the Daniel Boon Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ashland, a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa and was employed as a barber. Survivors other than the parents include 3 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Cabiness of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. R. T. burns of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Dan D. Ball of Louisa and two brothers, Herbert Wilson of Ashland and Elmer W. Wilson of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until it was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1957

 

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BOLING, C. C.

1868-1957

C. C. (Lum) Boling, 88, of Charley, KY died Wednesday, February 6, in Columbus, OH, from a hip fracture suffered about 10 days earlier. Funeral rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home by the Rev. Jay Preston. Burial was made in the family cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home here. Mr. Boling, a farmer, was born at Flat Gap, KY, December 1, 1868, a son of the late William and Mahala Johnson Boling. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Boling, died December 12, 1955. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert Brown of Minford, OH, and Mrs. Carl Bevins, Mrs. Arch Miller and Mrs. Lewis Rose, of Columbus; two sons, Hobart and Emert Boling of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. John VanHoose of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Jane Saran of Seattle, WV and Mrs. Charlie Hayes of Flat Gap, KY and 22 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

BOTHE, Mary Beth

1957-1957

Mary Beth Bothe, infant daughter of George and Frances Elger Bothe, of Louisa, died Monday, February 18, at 2:45 p.m. in the Louisa General Hospital. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Monday under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors are the parents; one sister, Carol Jean Bothe, at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Elger, of Waukesha, WS. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

CARROLL, Kenneth David

1941-1957

See under Beatrice Higgins

 

CHAFFIN, Jennie (Short)

1865-1957

Mrs. Jennie Short Chaffin, 91, of Louisa, route 3, died Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital after a two day illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at the residence by the Rev. Paul Diamond. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Louisa route 3. Mrs. Chaffin was born May 4, 1865, at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Jane Frazier Short. Her husband, Kennas M. Chaffin, died in April 1917. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. G. C. Combs of Man, WV, Mrs. Lon Jobe of Hemphill, WV. Mrs. G. N. Price of Louisa and Miss Lulu Chaffin at home; five sons, Okey and Charlie Chaffin of Midland, PA and Danny, Milt and Orie Chaffin of Louisa, route 3, two sisters, Mrs. Damer Riffe of Louisa, and Mrs. Emma Boggs of Ironton, OH; two brothers, George and Land Short of Flatwoods, KY; and 25 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1957

 

CLARK, John W.

1882-1957

John W. Clark, 76, of near Amlin, OH, died Wednesday, February 6, at his home. He was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, OH. Surviving are his wife, Nellie, two daughters, Mrs. Clemie Tackett, of Rushtown, OH, Mrs. Mary Holbrook, of Powell, OH; four sons, Vanzel, of Columbus, OH, John of Hilliard, OH, Leonard of Delaware, OH, and Rudolph with the U. S. Air Force in Japan; a sister, Mrs. Caroline McCarty of Red Bush, KY; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was a former resident of Charley, KY, this county. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

CLEVENGER, William

1898-1957

William Clevenger, 58, of Louisa, World War I veteran, passed away Tuesday evening at 9:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, where he had been a patient for the past five weeks. He had been ill at his home for the past 3 months. He was born October 31, 1898 at Pikeville, KY, and was a son of the late James and America Blackburn Clevenger. He operated the Clevenger Taxi here for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church, W. O. Johnson Post No. 89, American Legion, and the Louisa D. A. V Chapter. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be made in the Short Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Opal Marcum Clevenger, to whom he had been married 30 years; one daughter, Mrs. William Miller of Prestonsburg, KY; two sons, William J. Clevenger of Lancaster, OH and Henry W. Clevenger of Rushville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Darwin Wilson and Mrs. Lizzie Collins of Prestonsburg, KY; one brother, Anthony Clevenger of McCarthy, OH and 5 grandchildren. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1957

 

DODRIDGE, Nora (Spires)

1896-1957

Mrs. Nora Spires Dodridge, 60, of route 1, Louisa, died in a hospital here Sunday at 2:10 p.m. Mrs. Dodridge, had recently been living in Columbus, OH. The body of Mrs. Dodridge was removed Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home to Gosnell Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home and burial was made in Union Cemetery, Columbus. Mrs. Dodridge was born December 17,1 896, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hysell Spires. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Holiness Church for the past three years. Surviving besides the husband, to whom she had been married 40 years, are three daughters, Mrs. Gene Hanson, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Elmer Isaac, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Clarence Mowery, Columbus; two sons, Jack and Carl Dodridge, Columbus and one brother, Pearl Spires of Akron, OH, 8 grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

GREEVER, J. B.

J. B. Greever, succumbed Monday, February 18, at Huntington Park, CA, where he had resided for the past 25 years. He was a veteran of World War I and had been in failing health for several years. Details of the funeral rites were not available at press time. He was the husband of the former Miss Vivian Hayes of Louisa, and a son of the late J. T. and Dora Vinson Greever. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

HARDIN, Rebecca Lucretia (Preece)

1880-1957

Funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home for Mrs. Rebecca Lucretia Preece Hardin, 76, of Gallup, KY, who died Wednesday at 8:05 a.m. at the home of her brother, John Henry Preece, of Lady Washington St., Louisa. The Rev. J. C. Hager officiated and burial was mad in the family cemetery at Gallup. Mrs. Hardin, who had been ill for two months, was born February 28, 1880, at Inez, KY, daughter of the late S. J. and Sirene Cornette Preece. She had been a member of the Gallup Methodist Church for 45 years. Her husband, William H. Hardin, died in 1936. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. E. W. Lambert, Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Frank Cyrus, Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Fred Sammons and Mrs. Homer Taylor of Wyandotte, MI; five sons, S. J. Hardin of Gallup, John and W. H. Hardin, Jr., Wyandotte, MI, T. H. Hardin, Ashland, KY, and Jasper Hardin of Conneaut, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Fraley, Devella, KY, Mrs. Guy Waldron of Avondale, WV, and Mrs. Joe Delong of Louisa, route 3; three other brothers, Philip Preece, Louisa, Harvey Preece, Louisa, route 3, and E. S. Preece of Lancaster, OH; 57 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

HENSLEY, Charles E.

1869-1957

Charles  Edward Hensley, 87, well known retired merchant and traveling salesman, succumbed Wednesday at 8 a.m. in a local hospital following an illness of six months. He had been in the hospital for the past ten days. The deceased was born December 25, 1869, on East Fork, Boyd County, and was a son of the late James William and Anna Hazelette Hensley. He operated a grocery store in Catlettsburg for several years and for 37 years was a traveling salesman. He retired in 1940. Mr. Hensley had resided in Crum, WV for the past 15 years. Prior to his residence there he lived in Louisa for several years. His first wife, Mrs. Lovie Pyles Hensley, died in 1897. His present wife, Mrs. Ethel Meade Hensley, to whom he had been married 19 years, survives. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Crum, and a member of Jewel Masonic Lodge 140. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Friday, February 15, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, and the Rev. Garland Corns of Crum, officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors other than the widow, include one daughter, Mrs. Fay H. See, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Della Morrow of Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. W. D. Hull and Mrs. E. J. Hegerling of Altedena, CA; one brother, Mr. Paul Hensley of Pedro, OH; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. One son, R. H. Hensley, died in 1916. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

HICKMAN, John

1875-1957

John Hickman, 81, of route 1, (Shannon Branch) Louisa, a retired miner, died at 10 p.m. Friday at his residence after an eight months illness. He was born February 13, 1875, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Zack and Lydia Austin Hickman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial followed in Green Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Norman Hickman; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Gibson and Mrs. William Young of Toledo, OH and Mrs. Wayne Poff of San Diego, CA; one sister, Mrs. Polly Roseberry of Ironton, OH; three brothers, Dave Hickman of Glen Jean, WV, Lyss Hickman of Louisa, and Zack Hickman of Ironton; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

 

 

HIGGINS, Beatrice (Dean)

1919-1957

One of the worst tragedies in the history of Fort Gay, WV, occurred Friday, February 8, about 12:45 p.m. when five persons were killed when the Powhatan Arrow, a crack N & W passenger train struck an automobile at a crossing near the Louisa-Fort Gay bridge and less than an hour later, the same train demolished a truck on a crossing at Chatteroy, WV injuring one man.  The deaths at Fort Gay brought expressions of deep regret by engineer L. C. Chapman, 66, and it was the first time that any train in his hands had ever inflicted death in th 47 years of his railroading for the Norfolk and Western Railway. The train, reported traveling at 60 miles per hour, hit the 1954 model car, hurling it 220 feet through the air, blotting out the lives of Mrs. Beatrice Dean Higgins, 37, driver of the car, her daughter, Gladys Delores, 19, a junior and majorette in the Fort Gay High School band, Kenneth David Carroll, 15, of Fort Gay, Lois Ann Ratcliff, 16, and her sister, Dorothy Gail Ratcliff, 12, of Fort Gay, route 2. Mrs. Higgins was taking the group back to school after the noon lunch hour. Friends said that she often took the youngsters in her car, and had crossed the railroad at the same time every day. The train was 14 minutes late and evidently the driver assumed that it had already passed through the town and failed to notice the crossing warning signals, or hear the whistle of the train as it approached the crossing.

 

All the victims were thrown from the car, and their badly mangles bodies were strewn up and down the N & W tracks. The accident at Chatteroy injured Anderson Hager, 65, of McCarr, KY, a passenger on the back of the truck. He was removed to a Williamson, WV hospital and had been reported in fair condition. On the train was a group of high N & W officials, en route to Bluefield, WA and Roanoke, VA and as soon as the train stopped and the seriousness of the accident was determined, the president , Mr. R. L. Smith, ordered an investigation by H. B. McColgan, assistant superintendent of the Scioto Division. All Fort Gay schools were dismissed for the afternoon following the accident. The bodies of the victims were brought to Louisa funeral homes. The bodies of Mrs. Higgins and her daughter Gladys Delores, and the Ratcliff sisters, Lois Ann and Dorothy Gail, were taken to Curtright Funeral Home and the Carroll youth to the Young Funeral Home.

 

Funeral rites for the Ratcliff sisters, were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was made in the Christian Cemetery, Hurricane.

 

Joint funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church for Mrs. Higgins and daughter, and the Carroll youth, with the Rev. Burl Taylor and the Rev. Audrey Lester officiating. Burial for Mrs. Higgins and daughter was made in the Workman Cemetery on Trace Branch, and the Carroll youth in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Higgins was born February 22, 1919, at Fort Gay, a daughter of Henry and Pricie Pack Dean. She was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Billie Billups of Barberton, OH, Miss Bonnie Dean of Fort Gay and Mrs. Sid Trauglin of Florida; and two brothers, James Dean of Cleveland and John Bert Dean of Fort Gay. Gladys Delores was born at Fort Gay, January 8, 1939.

 

Dorothy Gail Ratcliff was born July 30, 1944, at Louisa, Lois Ann Ratcliff was born November 22, 1940 at Fort Gay. Their parents are Henry C. and Jessie Lycan Ratcliff. Both were members of the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Christine Ratcliff, at home; two brothers, Billy Gary and Goodwin Michael Ratcliff at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Lycan of Wyandotte, MI and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Butler Ratcliff of Ashland, KY. The father is a patient in a Northville, MI sanatorium.

 

Kenneth David Carroll was born December 27, 1941, a son of Floyd and Grace Smith Carroll. He was a junior at Fort Gay High School. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Mrs. Archie Ball of Fort Gay; seven brothers, Roy Wallace Carroll, with the Navy, Avra Ray Carroll of Rocky Gap, VA, William Henry Carroll, with the Army at Washington, D. C., Lando Eugene and Robert James Carroll, at home, and Floyd Carroll, Jr., and Charles Thomas Carroll, of Mansfield, OH; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. W. H. Carroll of Biggs, KY and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lando Smith of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

HIGGINS, Gladys Delores

1939-1957

See under Beatrice Higgins

 

JOBE, Louisa (Lawson)

1868-1957

Mrs. Louisa Lawson Jobe, 88, passed away Sunday morning, February 24, 1957, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. L. Wright, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Jobe was born October 31, 1868, at Blaine, KY, and was the wife of the late Elisha W. Jobe. She was a member of the Baptist Church for many years. The deceased is survived by five children, four daughters, and one son, Willie Jobe, route 3, London, OH; Mrs. Kay Chaffin, Ashville, OH, Mrs. M. L. Wright, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Luther Webb, route 2, Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Herman Webb, Star Route, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the home of the daughter with whom she lived on route 3, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Jobe Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1957

 

JOHNSTON, John E.

1869-1957

The Rev. John E. Johnston, 87, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at the home of a son, Ashley Johnston, after an illness of one week. He was a retired Methodist minister. He moved to the home of his son from Prestonsburg where he was a minister of the Methodist Church for 9 years. Prior to that he was pastor of a Methodist Church at Leon, WV for 20 years. The Rev. Johnston had been retired 7 months. He was born November 7,  1869, at Dry Creek, WV, a son of the late Jackson and Martha Lafferty Johnston. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Marcus Earp, pastor. Burial was made in Leon, WV near Pt. Pleasant. His wife, Mary Stevens Johnston, died in August 1945. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Trinnie Taylor of Huntington, Mrs. Martha Mitchell of Mt. Rainer, MD, and Mrs. Samantha Gordon of Lynchburg, WV; two sons, Fred D. of St. Albans, WV, and Ashley of Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1957

 

PRESTON, Charles Calvin

1871-1957

Charles Calvin Preston, 86, of Sharples, WV, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, in a Charleston hospital after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Martha, three sons, James of Belle, WV, Claude of Ashland, KY, and Oscar, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Cassell, Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Macy Selkirk, of Sharples; one sister, Mrs. George Preston of George’s Creek, KY; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Cannonsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1957

 

RATCLIFF, Dorothy Gail

1944-1857

See under Beatrice Higgins

 

RATCLIFF, Lois Ann

1940-1957

See under Beatrice Higgins

 

WELLS, Moscoe

1884-1957

Moscoe N. Wells, 72, of Louisa, route 4, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after six months illness following a stroke. Mr. Wells, a farmer and lifelong resident of Louisa, route 4, was born September 19,1 884, a son of Robert and Anzie Hammonds Wells. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker Church on Little Catt by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in the family cemetery near Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ora Caskey Wells, one daughter, Miss Myrtle Wells, at home, one son, Charles Wells, of Louisa, route 4, and six grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

WHITE, Millard F.

1877-1957

Millard F. White, 79, of Louisa, route 4, died Friday, February 8, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in the family cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. Mr. White was born at Buchanan, KY on November 16, 1877, a son of the late Lindsey and Mary E. White. He had lived at Louisa, route 4 for 57 years. His wife, Mrs. Lucinda Lambert White, died July 26, 1950. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Moore of Columbus; two sons, Buren White of Lucasville, OH and Earl White of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Stewart of Greenup, KY and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Ashland; two brothers, Keen White of Louisa, route 4, and Labe White of Waterloo, OH and 26 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1957

 

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ALBRIGHT, George

1905-1957

George Anderson Albright, 51, died of a heart attack at the Vurdenville Mine at Vurdenville, WV Thursday just after having gone to work. Mr. Albright had been a resident of Vurdenville for 31 years and had been employed by the Island Creek Coal Company during that time. He was born April 23, 1905, a son of William and Ella Carter Albright. The parents survive. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Trinity Church on East Fork with the Rev. Robert Webb and the Rev. Harrison Maynard officiating. Burial was made in the Thornsberry Cemetery on East Fork. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of his sister, Mrs. John McDowell, route 4, Louisa, at 4 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Goldie Savage Albright; one daughter, Mrs. Clifton Martin of Baltimore, MD, two sons, Gordon and George A. Jr., both of Vurdenville, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Richard Thornsberry, Louisa, Mrs. Nathaniel Grizzle and Mrs. Jay Steele, both of Dayton, OH and Mrs. John McDowell of Louisa, 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1957

 

CARTER, Sarah Lillie (Richard)

1876-1957

Mrs. Sarah Lillie Carter, 80, of 1616 South Fourth Street, Ironton, OH, died at her home at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, after an illness of four weeks. She formerly lived in Lawrence County, KY and lived in Ashland for 9 years, moving to Ironton 4 years ago. Mrs. Carter's husband, Joseph, died in 1946. She was born September 123, 1876, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth Benard Richard. She was a member of the First Christian Baptist Church at Ironton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 3, Louisa, by the Rev. Carl P. Smith of Ironton and burial was made in the Carter Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, to the residence at Ironton, Friday. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ben Church and Miss Cora E. Carter, both of Ironton, Mrs. Martin Church and Mrs. M. T. West of Ashland, Mrs. Riley Spillman of Fallsburg and Mrs. W. J. Warden of Genoa, WV, four sons, Henry and Clarence of Ashland, Ira, of Catlettsburg, and Elmer of Springfield, OH, 52 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957

 

DIAMOND, William J.

1939-1957

William J. Diamond, 17, son of Jay and Bessie Bartley Diamond, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday night at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. He had been ill for six months, and had been hospitalized only ten days. Survivors besides his parents include three sisters, Miss Marie Diamond, a member of the WAVES, stationed at Pensacola, FL, Mrs. Calvin Holbrook of Denton, KY and Miss Frances Jean Diamond, at home; one niece, Joyce Lynn Holbrook of Denton; and his paternal grandfather, G. F. Diamond of route 3, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Amon Diamond in charge. Burial followed in the Diamond Cemetery on Twin Branch. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957

 

DIXON, South

1889-1957

South Dixon, 67, a retired farmer, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at his home, 109 East Main Street, following a heart attack. Mr. Dixon was born in Johnson County, KY, Mary 8, 1889, a son of the late James W. and Anolda Chapman Dixon. He had lived at Charley, KY, for 40 years and then moved to Urbana, OH, where he operated a large farm for 15 years. When his health declined, Mr. Dixon returned to Lawrence county and had lived in Louisa for the past 7 years. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until an hour before the funeral services which were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. The Rev. William W. Moore, Rev. a. J. Roberts, Pastor of the First Methodist Church of Louisa, and the Rev. Kelly Patton, officiated. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mr. Dixon was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 699. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eva Hayes Dixon, to whom he was married for 48 years; two daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Berry, Louisa and Mrs. Paul D. Preston, San Diego, CA; three sons, George Hayes Dixon, North Herman Dixon and James Walter Dixon, all of Urbana; three sisters, Mrs. James Preston, Georges Creek, Mrs. Edgar Preston, Charley and Mrs. Andrew Austin of Ulysses, KY; two brothers, Charley Dixon of Georges Creek, Dr. William Dixon of Charleston, WV and a half brother, Edgel Moore, residing somewhere in Florida; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1957

 

FYFFE, Leonard

1920-1957

Leonard Fyffe, 37, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. en route to his home from a physician's office in Louisa. He had been ill for several years. Funeral rites were conducted Friday, 10 a.m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard F. Fyffe, on Brushy with the Rev. Emory Ferguson, Rev. Emmerson Collier, Rev. Hubert Phillips and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Brushy. Mr. Fyffe, a farmer, was born at Relief, KY, a son of Millard F. and Sallie Elizabeth Fyffe, now of Blaine. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include the parents, and four brothers, Arlie, Delmer, and Stanley Fyffe of Blaine and Clyde Fyffe of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1957

 

HALL, James

1891-1957

James V. Hall, 66, of Adams, died of a heart attack while en route to a Louisa hospital at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. He had been ill 8 years. Mr. Hall, a packing company employee at Columbus, OH, was a veteran of World War II. He was born January 28,1 891, at Adams, a son of the Mrs. Mary Chapman and the late John H. Hall. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Low Gap Church on Brushy. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Adams. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Surviving are his mother, two sons, Homer and James H. Hall of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. F. J. Avignon of Columbus, and Mrs. Willie Thompson of Lancaster, OH; three brothers, George Hall of West Jefferson, OH, Henry of Cordell, KY, and Ernest of Adams, KY and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1957

 

HUNT, Daughter

1957-1957

Graveside rites for the infant daughter of Joseph and Avonell Fannin Hunt were conducted Monday at the Adkins Cemetery, route 4, Louisa, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, of route 4, Louisa, and the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Lewis Fannin, also of route 4. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1957

 

LIESEGANG, Martha (Carter)

Mrs. Martha Viola Liesegang, 67, of Louisa, route 3, died suddenly at 5 a.m. Tuesday at her home. She was born at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Walter and Virginia Benard Carter, and had lived on Louisa, route 3, for 33 years. Mrs. Liesegang was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, John Liesegang, died in 1929. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Interment will be in the Benard Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mary Diamond of Canton, OH, Mrs. Gallie Isaac of Louisa, route 1, and Mrs. Smith Adams, Jr., of Louisa, route 3, one son, Bartlett Liesegang of Louisa, route 3, one sisters, Mrs. J. J. Martin of Mehoopany, PA; one brother, Dave Carter of Louisa, route 1, and 15 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957

 

MICKY, Albert

1875-1957

Albert Micky, 81, of Clifford, KY, passed away Sunday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in a local hospital after an extended illness. The deceased was born March 13, 1875, at Charlottsville, VA and was a son of the late Bowls and Mary Micky. Graveside rites were conducted Monday at the Vinson Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa with clergyman O'Ray Weeks officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 7,1957

 

MOORE, Mary (Thompson)

1876-1957

Mrs. Mary Thompson Moore, 80, a former resident of Adams, KY, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Pack, of Portsmouth, OH, where she had resided for the past six months. Mrs. Moore was born November 17, 1876, at Webbville, KY, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Pennington Thompson. Her husband, B. F. Moore, preceded her in death in 1940. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Luther Moore of Adams, KY, Mrs. T. R. Dewees and Mrs. J. C. Thompson of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Pack; two sons, Lewis A. Moore of Ashland and Dewey Moore of Columbus; a stepson, B. H. Moore of Columbus and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gracie Davis of Lima, OH and Mrs. Vessie Jordan of Springfield, OH; 25 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Mattie, KY. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church in Louisa, with the Rev. W. S. Boggs and Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was made in the Al Hayes Cemetery at Mattie, KY under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957

 

MYERS, E. R.

1898-1957

E. R. Myers, 58, died in the Jane Case Hospital, Delaware, OH, Wednesday, February 27, at 4 p.m. following a short illness. Mr. Myers was born in Mason County, WV, June 15, 1898, son of the late William and Rebecca Myers and had lived in Delaware for the past 33 years. He was married to Miss Bessie Meade, who survives. Short funeral services were conducted at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware at 1 p.m. Friday, after which the body was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home here. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Mead's Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. J. Preston officiating. Burial was made in the Meade Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Howard McKean of Delaware and Mrs. Paul J. Mayer of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Mrs. Claude Siders of Delaware and four brothers, Nelson Myers of Point Pleasant, WV, Buren Myers of Mason County, WV, Troy and Stacy Myers, both of Delaware. Four grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1957

 

NEW, Charles W.

Funeral services for Charles W. New, 45, a former Marshall College chemistry teacher and chemist for Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co. in Charleston, WV, for 13 years, who died Monday of a heart attack, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fifth Avenue Church of God in Charleston. A graduate of Marshall College in 1934, he taught chemistry there for three years before taking a job at the South Charleston plant. Mr. New was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew New of Louisa, who survive. He was a member and past master of Dunbar Lodge No. 159, Masons, and of the Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple of Charleston. Also surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred New, two sisters, Mrs. Carlton Ison and Mrs. Robert Michaels of Louisa; four sons, two brothers, and two other sisters,. Burial was made in Cunningham Memorial Park with graveside rites by the Masonic Lodge. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957

 

 

PERRY, Arnold H.

1910-1957

Arnold H. Perry, Jr., 46, of 425 Lock Avenue, suffered a heart attack last Saturday and died in a Louisa hospital at 3:45 p.m. Monday. He was born June 8, 1910, on Route 2, Louisa, a son of Arnold H. and Miranda Hensley Perry. Mr. Perry had resided here for 21 years and was employed by the C & O Railway as an operator for 16 years. He was a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Jones Perry, whom he married 29 yars ago; one daughter, Georgianna Perry, at home, two sons, James Arnold Perry of Louisa, and Frank Perry, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold H. Perry, Sr., of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Charles Frazier of Louisa, five brothers, M. T. Preece of route 1, Louisa, John Perry and Theodore Perry, of Louisa and Ray Perry and Cecil Perry of Route 2, Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie W. Moore and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1957

 

PRESTON, Mary Ethel (Preston)

1869-1957

Mrs. Mary Ethel Preston, 86, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anthony Howell of Georges Creek.  Mrs. Preston was born April 10, 1870, in Floyd County, KY, a daughter of the late Calvin and Susan Osborne Preston.  Her husband George H. Preston preceded her in death in 1954.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 59 years.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Anthony Howell, Georges Creek, Mrs. Fred Dobbins of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Walter Preston of Georges Creek; two sons, Curt, of Georges Creek, and Dewey, of Louisa; 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. Anthony Howell, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. With the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating.  Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery, Georges Creek, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1957

 

PRESTON, Vade (Preston)

1875-1957

Mrs. Vade Preston, 81, died Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kelly of Georges Creek, KY, after an illness of two years.  Mrs. Preston was born at Henrietta, K Y, Nov. 30, 1875, a daughter of the late Moses and Martha VanHoose Preston.  Her husband, John G. Preston died in 1933.  She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 41 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. G. W. Walters.  Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Cecil Mitchell of Georges Creek and Mrs. Carl Jones of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Ida Ramsey of Ashland; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Monday to the Kelly home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1957

 

SCARBERRY, Jacob S.

1870-1957

Jacob S.  Scarberry, 86, died at 3 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the home of a son, Ervin Scarberry of 2037 Oakview Road, Ashland, KY. He had been ill for three days. He was born July 4, 1870, a son of the late John and Polly Carter Scarberry. He was a former resident of Charley, KY, and had lived in Ashland for the past 12 years. Mr. Scarberry was a retired farmer. His wife, the former Belle Hatfield, preceded him in death in 1946. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, by the Rev. Willie W. Moore, the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Jay Preston. Burial was in the family cemetery on route 1, Louisa. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the services. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lockwood Swan and Mrs. Shirley Miller of Oak Hill, OH, and Mrs. Flora Mann of Middletown, OH, five sons, Ervin Scarberry, Claude Scarberry and Lon Scarberry of Ashland, J. J. Scarberry, Jr. of route 1, Louisa and Noah Scarberry of Columbus, OH, 23 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1957

 

STANSBERRY, Alice (Maynard)

1901-1957

Mrs. Alice Maynard Stansberry, 55, of Louisa, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a heart attack a few hours earlier. She lived on route 2 (Point Section). Mrs. Stansberry was born at Clifford, KY, March 12, 1901, a daughter of the late Garred and Nettie Hargis Maynard. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and the Louisa Chapter No. 292 O. E. S. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Survivors include her husband, M. L. Stansberry; two daughters, Mrs. Millard Sammons, route 2, and Miss Ethel Gail Stansberry, at home; three sons, Jack, route 2, and Mack H. and Bobby L., at home; two sisters,  Mrs. Fred Frazier of Tulsa, OK and Mrs. Jessie Beck of Crum, WV; three brothers, Clyde Maynard of Toler, KY, James H. Maynard of Dayton, OH and S. G. Maynard of Brookport, IL, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1957

 

THOMPSON, David Lawrence

Funeral rites for David Lawrence Thompson, 35, were conducted Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, Louisa, by the pastor, the Rev. A. J. Roberts. Mr. Thompson, one of Louisa's well and favorably known young men, succumbed Tuesday, February 19, in a New York City hospital, where he was taken after suffering a blackout as he was leaving the train on its arrival in New York. He had suffered from a diabetic condition for 22 years, and the blackout was probably due to this disease. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Friday, where it remained until funeral time Sunday. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, an art supervisor in the Wilmington, OH schools for the past three years, was a son of Samantha Blackburn Thompson and the late D. L. Thompson, a Methodist preacher, who died in 1933. He had resided in Louisa for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of the Louisa High School and Morehead State College, and was a member of the Louisa High School faculty. Mr. Thompson has resided in Louisa, Columbus, OH, Hamilton, WV, New York City and his latest residence was in Wilmington, OH. Surviving are his mother, four sisters, Mrs. Roy Thompson, and Mrs. William A. Patton, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Carmel Shank and Mrs. John Kinner, both of Ashland, two nieces and two nephews. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1957

 

WILEY, Cecil

Cecil Wiley, 42, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home, Tucson, AZ, after a lingering illness of several years. Burial was made in a Tucson Cemetery. His wife, the former Miss Norma Fugitt, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Fugitt of route 1, Louisa, survives. Mr. Wiley was born and reared at Catlettsburg, KY. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley resided in Lawrence County before going to Arizona 8 years ago. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1857

 

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BACK, Mary Alice (Vaughan)

1896-1957

Mrs. Mary Alice Vaughan Back, 61, well-known resident of Louisa, succumbed Tuesday evening at 7:10 p.m. in a Huntington hospital where she had been a patient for the past 8 days. She had been in failing health for the past 3 years. The deceased was born February 29, 1896, at Georges Creek, KY, and was a daughter of E. R. Vaughan route 2, Louisa, and the late Elsie Bartlett Vaughan. She had been a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church for the past 35 years, and had been a resident of Louisa for 26 years. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. B. Curnutte, the Rev. J. C. Hager, and the Rev. Burt Taylor officiating.  Interment will be made in the Lemaster Cemetery at See Gap. Survivors include the husband, C. Victor Back, to whom she had been married for 44 years; three daughters, Mrs. P. D. Bernard of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Kenneth Beck and Mrs. E. C. McGuire, Louisa, route 4, two sons, Charles V. Back, Louisa, and David Back, Fort Gay, WV, 18 grandchildren and 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth McHenry, Mrs. W. L. Sammons, Mrs. Robert Jordan and Mrs. Florence Sammons, all of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1957

 

CASTLE, Henry M.

1888-1957

Henry M. Castle, 68, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, at 4:50 a.m. in the Louisa General Hospital following an illness of two months. He was born October 10, 1888, at White House, KY, a son of the late Dan and Margaret Lambert Castle. Mr. Castle was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for the past 39 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence by the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. John Pelphrey. Burial was made in the Boggs Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Eslie Ferguson Castle, whom he married 22 years ago; five daughters, Mrs. Wayne Houck, of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ivan Gilliam of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Edwin Rose of Flat Gap, KY, and Misses Phyllis and Sue Castle at home; two sons, Herman Castle of Plain City, OH and Bobby Castle at home; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1957

 

COPLEY, Ira Ray

Funeral services for Ira Ray Copley, 27, of Webb, WV, who was fatally injured in an auto accident Saturday night one mile west of Webb, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Copley and his brother, Clyde Copley, also of Webb, were returning from Kermit, WV, in new cars they had obtained there. Clyde was following some distance behind his brother and did not know there had been an accident until he reached home and did not find him. He went back and discovered the overturned car and his brother's body. There were 33 miles on the speedometer. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Betty Lou Ratliffe Copley; two daughters, Glenna Gail and Bonnie Jewell, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Russell Evans of Piketon, OH, Mrs. Oscar Evans and Mrs. Hershel Marcum of Webb and two brothers, James E. Copley of Chattaroy and Clyde E. Copley of Webb. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1957

 

FUGITT, Mollie (Prince)

1888-1957

Mrs. Mollie Prince Fugitt, 68, of Adams, KY, passed away in a Lexington, KY hospital Tuesday, April 16, at 1:30 a.m. where she had been a patient for the past 3 weeks. The deceased was born at Adams, KY, December 4, 1888, a daughter of the late J. P. and Florence Whitt Prince. She was married 43 years ago to Milt Fugitt, who survives. She was an active member of the Methodist Church at Adams for 40 years, where she served as secretary and treasurer of the church and for many years was teacher of the adult Bible class. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Dry Ridge Methodist Church with Rev. Elbert Adams and Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Interment will be made in the Ball Cemetery at Adams. Survivors include the husband, one sister, Mrs. Sidney Roberts of Sharpsville, PA; two brothers, D. G. Prince, route 2, Louisa, and Mason Prince of Adams. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

GILMORE, Mary Viola (Jordan)

1886-1957

Mrs. Mary Viola Gilmore, 70, of route 4, Louisa, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, April 5, in a Louisa hospital after a ten months illness. Mrs. Gilmore was born at route 4, Louisa, December 4, 1886, a daughter of the late Calvin and Minerva Baker Jordan. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 35 years. Survivors include her husband, John C. Gilmore; two sons, by a previous marriage, James V. and Paul E. Shortridge, both of Cleveland, OH, six brothers, Ernest, Camill, Arthur and Conrad Jordan, all of route 4, Louisa, Herbert of Ashland, and Green of Webbville, KY, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Baker Chapel, on Little Catt, with the Rev. Clyde Jordan and the Rev. Bruce Cooksey officiating. Burial was made in the Jordan Cemetery at Glenwood. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until 9 a.m. Sunday, then was taken to the church for the service. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1957

 

HUDSON, Andrew Wilson

1883-1957

Andrew Wilson Hudson, 74. a well-known and respected citizen of Louisa, died Saturday night at the home following an illness of six months. Mr. Hudson had lived in the Louisa vicinity for the past 30 years. Funeral rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Louise Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church at 1 Tuesday. Mr. Hudson was a city mail carrier in Louisa for 18 years prior to his retirement in 1946. He and the former Miss Nancy Hayes were married 49 years ago. He was born in Charleston, WV on March 24, 1883, a son of the late Andrew W. and Katie Roberts Hudson. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Fro the past seven years he had been teacher of the Men’s Bible Class at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow; a son, Theodore L. Hudson of Ashland, KY; a grandson, Army Corporal Theodore Hudson, Jr., stationed on Okinawa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Roger Daniel of Crestview, FL and a great grandson, “Ricky” Daniels. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

KISER, James E.

1879-1957

James E. Kiser, 78, died Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. in the Portsmouth General Hospital, 8 hours after he was stricken at the home of a nephew, Curt Blankenship, South Shore, KY, with whom he had resided for the past 2 years. The deceased was born September 5, 1879, at Fallsburg, KY, and was a son of the late William A. and Angeline Rigdon Kiser. He was a member of the Methodist Church and for several years a traveling salesman. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be made in the Kiser Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until funeral time. His wife, Mrs. Jettie Adams Kiser, preceded him in death in March 1955. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1957

 

LAMPERT, Jessie Lucille (Frasher)

1911-1957

Mrs. Jessie Lucille Lampert, 45, of Fort Gay, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 8 days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Marcus Earp and the Rev. Enoch Scaggs. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Lampert was born December 9, 1911, a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Maynard Frasher and the late Charlie Frasher of Fort Gay. She had been a resident of Fort Gay for 42 years. She was a graduate of Fort Gay High School, and a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to the mother are the husband, William Lewis Lampert; three daughters, Elizabeth Carolyn, Emma Mae and Patty Jo Lampert, at home, and a brother, Charles Lace Frasher of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1957

 

LAYNE, Hiram I.

1876-1957

Hiram I. Layne, 78, of Louisa, passed away in the Veterans' Hospital in Lexington, KY at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, after an extended illness. Mr. Layne, one of Louisa's well-known and respected citizens, was born October 12, 1876, on route 1, Louisa, and was a son of the late William and Mary Booten Layne. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was an active member of the First Methodist Church before his illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, from the First Methodist Church, with the Rev. A. J. Roberts officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Jett Carter Layne, to whom he had been married for 40 years; a son, Carter Layne, of Oak Lawn, IL; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Muncy, route 3, Louisa, and 5 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

LEIBEE, David

1910-1957

David Franklin Leibee, 47, of Ashland, died suddenly Saturday, April 20, 11 p.m. at the home of his father in law, Lee Crace, in Louisa. Mr. Leibee was a construction worker for Dinnico-Alco Company for two years prior to his death. He lived in Ashland with his wife, Clema Grace Leibee, to whom he had been married 6 years. Mr. Leibee was born March 8, 1910, at Catlettsburg, KY, the son of J. J. and Allie Leslie Leibee of Ashland. The body was removed from the Curtright funeral Home, Sunday 4 p.m. to the Johns Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at the John Steen Funeral Home with Rev. J. I. Meyer, Ashland, officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, the wife, one step son, Billy Joe Harlen; two sisters, Mrs. G. R. Romey, Ironton, OH, and Mrs. A. L. Tipton of Portsmouth; one brother, James M. Leibee of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1957

 

MATNEY, Ford

Ford Matney, 51, of rear 53 West Third Avenue, Huntington, WV, who died Sunday night, was buried in the Wallace Cemetery, Louisa, KY, following funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the AME Church in Louisa. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Lutlie Fisher, of Greensboro, NC, Mrs. Bell Fisher and Mrs. Opal Johnson, of Huntington, and Mrs. Amanda Garred of Louisa, and five brothers, Harry Matney of Fort Gay, Reese Matney of Williamson, Gene Matney of Lexington, KY and Frank and Wallace Matney of Huntington. The body was at the MaClain Mortuary, Huntington. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1957

 

MAYNARD, Mollie (Clay)

1876-1957

Mrs. Mollie Maynard, 79, of Louisa, route 2, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday at her home, following an illness of six years. Mrs. Maynard born November 14, 1876, at Clifford, KY, daughter of the late James and Mrs. Emma Spurlock Clay, had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 20 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Big Laurel Church on Rockcastle, with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Nelson Hughes officiating. Burial was made in the Maynard Cemetery on Big Laurel. Surviving are the husband, John Maynard, to whom she had been married 59 years; five daughters,  Mrs. Hamp Bowens, Louisa, route 5, Mrs. Arch Thompson, Mrs. James Miller and Mrs. Bill Reed, all of Louisa, route 2, and Mrs. Lee Williams of Baltimore, MD; a son, John H. Maynard of Ohio; and two brothers, Bill Clay, route 5, and Sullivan Clay of Dwale, KY. 35 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1957

 

NOLAN, Ferguson

1874-1957

Ferguson Nolan, 82, of Busseyville, KY, passed away Wednesday, April 3, at 7:20 a.m. in a local hospital, following an illness of ten days. He was born July 5, 1874, on route 1, Louisa, and was a son of the late Richard and Rebecca Wellman Nolan. He was married to Chloe Clarkson, who survives. Before his retirement, he was employed as a pumper by the Ohio Fuel Oil Company. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment will be made in the Wellman cemetery at Busseyville, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Dee Gartin and Mrs. William Ramey, Raceland, KY, Mrs. Millard Roberts, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Mason Prince, Adams, KY, and Mrs. Tommy Osborn, Busseyville; five sons, Vint Nolan and Lee Nolan, Louisa, Richard Nolan, Stockdale, OH, Herbert Nolan, Columbus, OH, Millard Nolan, Mansfield, OH; 35 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1957

 

PATTON, Ray R.

1908-1957

Ray R. Patton, 49, of Buchanan, died Monday morning at 10:25 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born December 14, 1908, at East Point, KY, a son of the late John Henry and Martha Tackett Patton. Mr. Patton was a veteran of World War II and had been employed with the C & O Railway Co., for the past 30 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. R. S. Derifield of Catlettsburg and the Rev. Allen Watterson of Wilmore, KY. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Mary Price Patton; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Copley of Buchanan and Misses Ruby and Patricia Patton at home; one son, John Patton of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Bender of Elwood City, PA and Mrs. Phillip Bentley of La Mesa, CA; two brothers, Sam Patton of Buchanan and Charlie Patton of Prestonsburg and 6 grandchildren. The body has been removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

PELFREY, Floyd

1885-1957

The Rev. Floyd Pelfrey, 71, of route 1, Wayne, WV, a retired Baptist minister, died Saturday at the home following a two day illness. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Big Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl McKinney. Burial was made in the Crabtree Cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon. Mr. Pelfrey had lived for 23 years in the community where he died. His wife, Mrs. Sadie Frasher Pelfrey, died in 1949. He retired as a minister 8 years ago. He was born September 19, 1885 at Sidney, WV, a son of the late Robert Lee and Nancy Ellen Ball Pelfrey. He had been a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church for 45 years. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Flora Pelfrey and Mrs. Lizzie Stubbs of Wayne, route 1; five sons, Ovel and Paul R. Pelfrey of Wayne, route 1, Cecil Pelfrey of Wooster, OH, H. W. Pelfrey of Huntington and Wayne Pelfrey of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Walter Booth of Williamson, WV; three brothers, Basil and Elma Pelfrey of Ceredo and Orville Pelfrey of Dalton, OH; and 21 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

SCOTT, Edgar E.

1891-1957

Edgar E. Scott, 66, of route 4, died at his home Monday morning at 11:30 a victim of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past 8 years. He was born January 19, 1891, at Daysboro, Wolfe County, KY, a son of the late Jack and Sarah Courtney Scott. He was married 40 years ago to Laura Combs, who survives. Mr. Scott, an active farmer, was a former Lawrence County Jailer from 1938 to 1942. He had lived on route 4, for the last 15 years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Baker Chapel (Little Catt), by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in the Combs Cemetery. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Nora Lawson of Cincinnati, OH, one brother, Nolan Scott of Huntington, WV; four nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1957

 

SEE, Daughter

1957-1957

Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the See Cemetery, for the infant daughter of Wayne and Dorothy Ruth Preston See, of route 1, Catlettsburg, KY. The Rev. Jarrell of Fort Gay was the officiating minister and funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, two brothers, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Preston, route 4, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. See, route 2, Louisa, Big Sandy News, April 4, 1957

 

SMITH, Ella (Parson)

1898-1957

Mrs. Ella Parson Smith, 58, of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, died in a Louisa hospital Friday, April 12, at 12:25 p.m. following a five day illness. She was born September 16, 1898, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James H. and Sarah Pratt Parson. Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Church of Christ, for ten years. She was married 22 years ago to Clarence Smith, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Earl O'Neill of Pittsburgh, PA; four sisters, Mrs. Lona Marcum of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. W. M. Varney of Matewan, WV, Mrs. H. V. Spurlock and Mrs. Boyd Hampton, both of Patriot, OH; two brothers, Charles Parson of Huntington, WV and James H. Parson of Patriot; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church, route 2, Fort Gay, by the Rev. John Simpson, of Wayne, WV. Burial was made in the Pratt Cemetery. Funeral services were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1957

 

WORKMAN, Lyman

1918-1957

Lyman Workman, 39, well-known business man of Louisa, salesman for Pannell Pontiac Service for 12 years, died Thursday, March 28, at 10:45 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Workman suffered a heart attack about 10 days earlier. He was born March 12, 1918, in Delaware, OH, a son of Fannie Adkins Workman and the late Charles Workman. He was married to the former Louberta Thacker. Mr. Workman had operated the Southside Roller Rink for the past year. Survivors include his widow, his mother, and one sister, Mrs. William Stout, of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. A. J. Roberts and the Rev. Leslie Longard officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1957

 

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ADKINS, W. F.

1885-1957

W. F. Adkins, 71, widely-known resident of Somerset, KY, was buried in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay following funeral services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home. He died Sunday at his home. A retired farmer, he was the father of Mrs. B. J. Booth of Huntington, a Cabell County Democratic committee woman. M. Adkins was born July 5, 1885, at Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Eugenia Adkins. He lived in Fort Gay 37 years, in Somerset for 15 years and was a resident of Huntington for 19 years. Other survivors are the widow, Mrs. Vinnie Adkins, three additional daughters, Mrs. Edward Akers of Ceredo, WV, and Mrs. Karl Hagen and Mrs. William Robinson of Huntington; two sons, Eugene Adkins of Huntington and Clifford Adkins of St. Paul, MN; two brothers, George N. Adkins of Akron, OH and Edward Adkins of Fort Gay and a sister, Mrs. Gus Griffin of Dayton. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

AKERS, Margaret (Workman)

1865-1957

Mrs. Margaret Workman Akers, 92, died at her home on route 1, Prichard, WV, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2. She had been ill two years. Mrs. Akers was born January 26, 1865, in Wayne county, WV, a daughter of the late George and Caroline Hooser Workman. She was married to William P. Akers, 11 years ago. Mrs. Akers had been a member of the Methodist Church a number of years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bellomy Chapel Church at Hubbardstown by the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was made in the Lakin Cemetery on Big Hurricane. Surviving are the husband, one son, George McKee of Burbank, OH; three sisters, Mrs. James Buckenham of Burbank, Mrs. Thomas Hetzer of Huntington and Mrs. Frank Shannon of Prichard, WV; one stepdaughter, Mrs. George Wellman of Prichard; two stepsons, Freelin and Fred Akers, both of Prichard; 14 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 9,1 957

 

BARTLETT, Roy P.

1887-1957

Roy P. Bartlett, Sr., 70, postmaster of Georges Creek, KY, died at his home at 5 p.m. Thursday,  April 25 after an illness of four months. He was born April 2, 1887 at Georges Creek, a son of the late Simon M. and Alice Borders Bartlett.  He was a farmer, a World War I veteran and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Louisa Baptist Church by the Rev. Henry W. Bussey, Jr., O'Ray Weeks and J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Bartlett Cemetery at Georges Creek. Surviving are his wife, Elma Burchett Bartlett, who he married 39 years ago; five daughters, Caroline, at home, Mrs. Marcus Preston of Hunting, Mrs. Eugene Pfieffer of Dayton, OH, Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Ashland and Sue Bartlett of Ashland; six sons, Charles H. and S. Maxwell both of Niagara Falls, NY, John R. of Columbus, OH, Fred of Ashland, Roy P. Jr and David H. Bartlett, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Thompson of Somerset and Miss Anna Bartlett and Mrs. Edward Donta, both of Ashland; one brother Charlie Bartlett of Ashland; nine grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday morning and later taken to the Young Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services Sunday.

Big Sandy News, May 2, 1957

 

BERRY, Reuben A.

1887-1957

Reuben A. Berry, 70, of Adams, KY, died Thursday at 5 a.m. at his home after a long illness. Mr. Berry was a retired carpenter. He had been a resident of Columbus, OH, until his retirement six years ago when he moved to Adams. He was a veteran of World War I. He was born April 7, 1887, at Cordell, KY, a son of the late David M. and Nancy Short Berry. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cando Church at Adams, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Moore Cemetery at Adams. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dixie Moore Berry; one son, Allen George Berry, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Moore of Adams, and Mrs. Ted Wooten of Columbus; and six brothers, Parl, David, Charlie, Edgar, Hansel and Hezekiah Berry, all of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1957

 

DANIEL, Charles Hobert

1937-1957

Charles Hobert Daniel, 20, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died in the Mercy Hospital following a head-on collision Saturday night in Columbus, OH, where he had lived for the past two weeks. Also killed was Paul Carpenter, 36, of Columbus, driver of another car involved in the accident. Both men died of multiple head injuries. Daniel's body was freed from the wrecked car with an acetylene torch. Daniel was employed at the Berwick Nursery in Columbus. He was born January 24, 1937 at Glenwood, KY, a son of Thomas and Margie Holbrook Daniels. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the parents' residence in Fort Gay by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Ted Jarrell. Burial was made in the Lycan Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. The body was removed to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Surviving in addition to the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Edward Coon, Mrs. Bascom Peck and Mrs. Oscar Marcum, all of Columbus; three brothers, Henry of Columbus, and Earnest and Ray of Fort Gay; two half brothers, Shely Hogan of Dayton, OH and Elmer Hammond of the U. S. Army. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

DERIFIELD, Millard F.

1885-1957

Millard F. Derifield, 71, of Louisa, route 5, died Sunday at his home following an illness of five weeks. Mr. Derifield was born December 27, 1885, a son of William C. and Anna Ingle Derifield at Clifford, KY. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM of Louisa. His wife, Mrs. Helen Derifield, died in January 1956. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Church at Clifford with Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. George Adkins officiating. Burial was made in the Derifield Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Apperson Lodge F & AM held rites at the grave. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bill James of Louisa, route 5, Mrs. Salmon Caudill of Georgia, Mrs. James Ratcliffe of Clifford and Miss Mary Derifield at home; five sons, George J. of Louisa, route 5, Frank at home, William of the U. S. Army, Obie B. of Clifford and Charles A. of Cleveland, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Frazier of Ashland, Mrs. Sarah Martin, Louisa, route 5, and Mrs. Frank Peters, Clifford, KY; one brother, Charles Derifield of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1957

 

DINGUS, Daughter

1957-1957

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dingus died in a Louisa hospital at 4 p.m. Friday. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Smokey Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Kathy Ann at home, one brother, Harold Eugene at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Copley of Salt Petre, WV and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Dingus of Brooksville, FL. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

HAWS, William Ireland

1874-1957

William Ireland Haws, 82 years old of St. Albans, WV, and former resident of Lawrence County, KY died Monday at his home. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about a week ago. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. A. J. Roberts. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Louisa, route 3. Mr. Haws, a retired construction worker was born at Madge, KY, a son of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Ann Hutchinson Haws. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rose Roberts Haws; three brothers, George Haws, of Louisa, Jim Haws of Anaheim, Ca and Milt Haws of Portsmouth, OH. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home at noon Wednesday from the Alley-Casdorph Funeral Home, St. Albans. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1957

 

HAY, Rhoda (West)

1903-1957

Mrs. Rhoda West Hay, 53 years old, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, teacher, died Saturday at Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Newton Trimble, of Blaine, by the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Herman Ross. Burial was made in the West Cemetery. The Young Funeral Home was in charge. The body was taken to the Trimble residence on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Hay had been a Columbus resident for 15 years. She was born at Bradley, KY, November 29,1 903, a daughter of the late Stella Patrick West and of Spencer West, who survives. She was a member of the Blaine Church of Christ. She is survived by the father, who lives on route 4, Louisa, and her husband, Isaac Hay, to whom she had been married for 22 years; a son, Hager Hay, at home, the sister, seven brothers, Harper West of Oil Springs, KY, Burton and Noah West of Blaine, North West of Louisa, route 3, Eddie West of Waverly, OH, Claude West of Houston, TX and Lee West of Abbyville, LA. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1957

 

HAYES, Fairy (Holt)

1887-1957

Mrs. Fairy Holt Hayes, 69, a well-known and beloved resident of Louisa, died in the Louisa General Hospital Monday at 6:40 p.m. after a five day illness. She had been a member of the First Methodist Church since childhood and was active in church work. She was chairman of the spiritual life committee of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Mrs. Hayes was born at Busseyville, KY, October 22, 1887, a daughter of the late Benard P. and Mary Elizabeth Webb Holt. Her husband, John Hayes, died in September of 1953. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. A. J. Roberts, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hayes is survived by one son, Kenneth Hayes of Louisa, two sisters, Miss Pearl Holt and Mrs. Sue Cheap of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until one hour before the services when it was removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1957

 

HOLBROOK, Calvin

1868-1957

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday for 88 year old Lawrence County resident who died Saturday in the home in which he was born. Calvin Holbrook, of Denton, was born September 25, 1868, a son of the late Calvin and Ellen Brumfield Holbrook. He had made his home continuously in the same house. The funeral was conducted at the home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Holbrook Cemetery at Denton. Mr. Holbrook was a retired farmer. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church for 45 years. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Esther Burke Holbrook; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Perry, Mrs. Waller Perry, and Mrs. Clifton Rogers, all of Denton; a son, Calvin Franklin Holbrook of Denton; a half sister, Mrs. Phil Stanley of Rush, KY; a half brother, Forest Holbrook of Denton; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1957

 

ISAAC, Hattie (Music)

1893-1957

Mrs. Hattie Music Isaac, 64, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, route 2, who died Friday at Mansfield, was buried in Flat Branch Cemetery near Fort Gay following graveside funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Wayne Thompson. The body was taken to the home of Wallace Johnson at Fort Gay from the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Isaac moved to Mansfield, 14 years ago. She was born at Dunlow March 23, 1893. Her parents were Alonzo and Mary Elizabeth Blankenship Music. She was a member of the Rush Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, William Isaac, to whom she had been married 48 years; five daughters, Mrs. Jonah Adkins, Mrs. Jerry Thompson, Mrs. Carl Hunt and Mrs. Walter Smith of Mansfield and Mrs. Jay Wheeler of Fort Gay, route 2; four sons, Martin Isaac of Fort Gay, route 2, Alonzo and James Elmer Isaac of Mansfield, and Willis Ray Isaac; five sisters, Mrs. Sadie Stumbo of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Fannie Crum of Kermit, Mrs. Allen Stepp of Delbarton, Mrs. Anthony Crabtree of Louisa, and Mrs. Kelly Mills of Sprigg; two brothers, Howard Music of Sprigg and Lucian Isaac of Delbarton and 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1957

 

MCCLURE, Denna (Chadwick)

Funeral services for Mrs. Denna McClure, 65, of Fort Gay, who died Monday night in a Huntington hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by Dr. James T. Browning. Burial will be in the Dock's Creek Cemetery. Mrs. McClure, an active Methodist Church worker, was the mother of Dr. L. T. McClure, 507 Camden Road, a Westmoreland dentist. She was superintendent of the Fort Gay Methodist Church Sunday School and a member of the Pythian Sisters. Mrs. McClure was a lifelong resident of Wayne County, and a daughter of the late Joseph and Ermina Irons Chadwick. Additional survivors include the husband, Earl C. McClure; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Baugus of Cincinnati, Mrs. Clyde Edwards of Huntington, Mrs. Boyd Payne of Anniston, AL, and Mrs. John Tolleson of Birmingham, AL; another son, Ernest McClure of Fort Gay; a sister, Miss Flo Chadwick of Huntington and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

MOSLEY, James L.

1941-1957

Traffic accidents in the Tri-State area took the lives of four persons during the weekend and left 17 others hurt, six of them in Huntington. Three of the crashes Sunday accounted for all of the deaths. They were James Lowell Mosley, 15, of Fort Gay, killed when the car he was driving went out of control on State Route 37 six miles from Fort Gay; William L. Cassity, 33, of Chicago, and Claire Parsons, 34, of Columbus and Bidwell, OH, whose car crashed on Ohio route 35 near Jackson; and Mrs. Martha Dodd, 52, of 215 West 29th Street, North Charleston, WV in a two car collision on state route 17 in Mason County. At Fort Gay, the Mosley boy's death was the ninth in Wayne County this year and gives that county the most traffic fatalities per capita in 1957. Corporal O. S. Neely of the Wayne state police detachment, said. The youth was the son of Mrs. Ona Copley of Fort Gay and was not a licensed driver, Corporal Neely said. H apparently was traveling at a high rate of speed shortly after midnight Sunday when his car left a curve, struck the top of one tree, dropped into another tree and then went on to hit a barn and cause extensive damage. The victim died enroute to a Louisa hospital. A passenger, Saul Waller, 19, of Fort Gay, is in Louisa General Hospital with rib fractures and head injuries. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. Willard Jarrell. Burial was made in Copley cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The youth was born June 1, 1941, a son of Mrs. Ona Copley Mosley and of the late Jeff Mosley. His father died in 1956. He had been staying in recent months with his brothers in Lorain, OH. Surviving are the mother; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Browder of Petersburg, VA, Mrs. Chris Dillon, Jr., and Mrs. Elmer Waller of Lorain, and Geraldine Mosley, at home; six brothers, Marvin, Ray, Jeff, Jr., and Everett Mosley of Lorain; and Glenn and Ira Mosley at home; a half sister, Mrs. Garfield Fitch of Inez, KY and a half brother, William Mosley of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 30,1 957

 

SHEPARD, Ethel M. (Price)

1894-1957

Mrs. Ethel Mae Shepard, 63, of Denbeigh, VA, died Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. in the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland following an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Shepard was born March 18, 1894, at Patrick, KY, a daughter of the late Cleveland and Nancy VanHoose Price. She had been a resident of Denbeigh for the past 5 years, moving there from Ashland. Survivors include the husband, Pearl Shepard, one daughter, Mrs. Delbert W. Kitchen of Ashland; one son, H. A. Shepard of Denbeigh; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Parks of route 2, Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. W. M. Daniels of Richardson, KY, two brothers, John Price of Richardson, and Kent Price of White House, KY and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1957

 

SHEPARD, William A.

1870-1957

William A. Shepard, 87, a retired carpenter of Fort Gay, WV, died in the Louisa General Hospital, Monday at 11 p.m. after an 8 day illness. Mr. Shepard was born on Louisa, route 4, January 6, 1870, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shepard. He had been a member of the Christian Church for the past 40 years. His wife, Maryland Shepard, preceded him in death April 6, 1957. Funeral  services will be conducted Thursday (today) at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Marcus Earp, pastor, and the Rev. Estep of Wayne, WV officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W. O. Allred of Columbus, OH, Mrs. J. P. Cecil and Mrs. Taylor Philpott, both of Fort Gay; one son, Pearl Shepard of Denbeigh, VA; one sisters, Mrs. Matilda Ferguson of Huntington, WV; three brothers, Charlie Shepard of Ironton, OH, and Alma and Johnny Shepard, both of Ashland, KY; 28 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. P. Cecil, at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Bell (Sebold)

1878-1957

Mrs. Belle Thompson, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hunt of route 2, Fort Gay, after an illness of a year and a half. Mrs. Thompson was born September 4, 1878, daughter of the late Art and Elizabeth Birchfield Sebold, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Luther Hardwick. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Holiness Church. Her husband, Steve, died in 1918. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. M. Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Rosie Harris of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Hunt of route 2, Fort Gay; six sons, Walter, Homer, and Pete Thompson, all of route 2, Fort Gay, Winnie of Mansfield, OH, Ed of Fort Gay and Lee of Pineville, WV, Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Lutechia (Castle)

1868-1957

Mrs. Lutechia VanHoose, 90, of Plain City, OH, formerly of Charley, Lawrence County, KY, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in city hospital, Springfield, OH, following a years illness. She had been living with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tingley of Catawba, OH, during the winter months. Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Strod Travis of New Moorefield, OH and Mrs. Telia Castle of Charley, KY, two sons, Ephraim of Columbus, OH and Andrew of Plain City; 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, with the Rev. Pearl Dial of Catawba Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made in Plain City Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Martin

1896-1957

Martin VanHoose, 60, died in the Veterans' Hospital in Indianapolis, IN Saturday morning following an illness of three months. Mr. VanHoose was born June 30, 1896, at Charley, KY, son of the late Mrs. Lizzie VanHoose. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Spencer Church on Little Blaine with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery at Judd, KY. W. O. Johnson Post of the American Legion held their rites at the grave. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Monday evening where it remained until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Surviving include one sisters, Mrs. Arthur Elliott of Springfield, OH, one half-sisters, Mrs. Forrest Roberts of London, OH, four half-brothers, Cass Dutton of Springfield, OH, Richard Dutton of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mitchell Dutton of Omar, Wv, and Elias Dutton of Crestville, OR. Big Sandy News, May 9,1 957

 

WINFRED, Mary Lou

1957-1957

Graveside rites were held at the Buffalo Horn Cemetery, Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mary Lou Winfred, infant daughter of James and Christine Marcum Winfred, route 5, Louisa, who passed away in a local hospital April 21. Survivors are the parents, four brothers, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marcum, route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1957

 

WORKMAN, Toni Rae

1957-1957

Toni Rae Workman, five weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lace S. Workman of Fort Gay, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of God in Fort Gay by the Rev. Ted Jarrell. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Mark Stanley Workman at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Toney Chapman of Miami, FL; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace Workman of Fort Gay. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1957

 

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ADAMS, John Gurney

1896-1957

 John Gurney Adams, 61, of 211 Thirty-sixth Street, Catlettsburg, KY,  died suddenly at his home Wednesday, June 12 at 3:30 a.m. He had been a lifelong resident of Catlettsburg. He was a retired operator for the Appalachian Electric Power Company, now the Kentucky-West Virginia Power Company. He retired after 44 years of service with the firm. Mr. Adams was born January 26, 1896, at Mount Savage, KY, a son of Monroe and Elizabeth Prichard Adams.  Funeral rites here conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pentacostal Church of Christ with the Rev. Ferguson officiating. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Cisco Kelly Adams; one son, Joe Adams of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Purdue and Mrs. Russell Flink, both of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. James Enyart of Kenova, WV; one brother, Lawrence Adams of Miami, FL; one sister, Mrs. Percy Gussler, of Wittier CA and one half-brother, Frank Adams of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1957

 

CAINES, Edward H.

1890-1957

Edward H. Caines, 67, of 340 32nd Street, Ashland, KY, died at 6:45 p.m. May 21, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. He was a yard conductor in the Ashland yards of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Mr. Caines was born April 5, 1890, in Louisa, and had resided in Ashland for 45 years. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Caines; one son, James E. Caines of Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Finney of Lexington, KY, one sister, Mrs. James E. Jones of Potter, KY and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 24, at John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. H. L. Moore, assisted by the Rev. G. R. Tomlin. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1957

 

CARTER, Clyde

1907-1957

Clyde Carter, 49 years old, of Louisa route 3, where he had lived for 44 years, and the last five years in Columbus, OH, died Monday, June 24. He was returning to Columbus, after visiting in Louisa, and became very sick in Louisa, and was taken to a local hospital where he expired twenty minutes later of a heart attack. Mr. Carter was married to Miss Nancy Short 29 years ago, and she survives. He was an employee of North American Aviation Company for five years. Mr. Carter was born July 2, 1907, at route 3, Louisa, KY, a son of the late James and Lydia Moore Carter. He had been a member of Carter Chapel, route3, 21 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m. from Carter Chapel with Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Interment will be made in Carter Cemetery, route 3. The body will remain at the Curtright funeral Home until time of service. Beside the widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Commodore Senters of Birmingham, MI and Miss Pearline Carter, at home; one son, Pfc. Willie P. Carter, who is in Korea; one sister, Mrs. Laura Carter, of Utica, OH; one half-sister, Mrs. Sylvia Bevins of Stallings, WV; one brother, Harvey Carter of route 3, Louisa; one half- brother Roy Carter of Imly City, MI and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 957

 

COPLEY, Jessie (Copley)

1911-1957

Mrs. Jessie Copley, 46, of Crum, WV, died Thursday morning, May 30, in a Louisa hospital following a month’s illness. Mrs. Copley was born at Webb, WV, a daughter of Mitchell and Martha Keaton Copley, she was the wife of Millard Copley, whom she had been married to for 17 years. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Church at Webb, WV, by the Rev. Nathan Conn. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Holbrook of Lodi, OH, two sons, Junior Collie of Fort Gay, Wv and Franklin Sammons of Webb, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Lon Meade of Webb and Mrs. Luther Meade of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Jeff Copley of Fort Gay, Hubert Copley of Webb, Reuben and Babe Copley of Columbus and Bill Copley of Coalwood, WV. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa to the home of Lon Meade of Webb, WV Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1957

 

DYER, William A.

1892-1957

William A. Dyer, 64, of Fallsburg, KY died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at his home after suffering a heart attack. Born at Fallsburg, December 9, 1892, a son of Mrs. Miriam Elkins Dyer and the late William Dyer. He was a merchant and had operated a store at Fallsburg for the past 17 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Patton Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lizzie Tomlin Dyer, to whom he had been married 40 years; one daughter, Mrs. Adam H. Jordan of Fairborn, OH, the mother, Mrs. Miriam E. Dyer, of Fallsburg; one brother, Andy Dyer of Fallsburg and one grandchild. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa to his home Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1957

 

FITZPATRICK, J. W.

1907-1957

J. W. Fitzpatrick, 50, of Clifford, KY, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at his home, following a one year illness. The body was at the Young Funeral Home here. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. at the new Friendship Church in Martin County with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was made in the Fitzpatrick cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bessie Fitzpatrick; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Insco of LaCrosse, IN, Mrs. Roy Ratcliff of Glenhayes, WV and Mrs. Adolphus Black of Detroit; three sons, Sergeant B. J. Fitzpatrick; with the Air Force at Fort Worth, TX, Bobby Franklin Fitzpatrick of Clifford and Alva Curtis Fitzpatrick, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Robert Chapman, Mrs. Miza Fox, and Mrs. Arthur Carr, all of Monroe, Mrs. Happie See of Toledo, OH, Mrs. Minerva Fortney of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Winfield Hicks of Hamlin, WV; two brothers, J. V. Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes and Strother Fitzpatrick of Clifford and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 957

 

GARTIN, Claude

1957-1957

Claude Gartin, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gartin, Sr., of Columbus, OH, died June 15 at 6 a.m. Graveside rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Knob Branch Cemetery, near Blaine, KY. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gartin at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Survivors are the parents, three sisters, Rhoda, Delcie and Barbara; two brothers, Donnie and Claude, all at home. Big Sandy News, June 20,1 957

 

JORDAN, Fred W.

1924-1957

Fred Wendell Jordan, 33, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at his home, Charley, KY, after an illness of 2 years. He was born at Adams, KY, June 16, 1924, a son of Jay and Georgia Miles Jordan. He was a farmer and had lived at Adams until about 6 months ago. Funeral rites will be held Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. at the Norris Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Moore and Rev. Lee Robinette officiating. Burial will be made in Judd Cemetery at Norris. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, Wednesday at 4 p.m. to the home of his parents, where it will remain until funeral time. Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Spencer of Isaban, WV and Mrs. Clifford Oliver, of Johnstown, OH; two brothers, L. B. Jordan, Springfield, OH and Cecil Jordan, Columbus, OH; 15 nieces and 5 nephews. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1957

 

MARSHALL, Alvis

Funeral services for Alvis Marshall, 71, of Fort Gay, route 1, formerly of Coleman, WV, who died Friday night in a Huntington hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wayne Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harry Christian officiating. Burial was made in the Wayne Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Osborn Marshall; five daughters, Mrs. David Walker of Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs, Carmi Webb, Fort Gay, route 1, Mrs. William Noe, Plymouth, MI, Mrs. Elmer Peace, of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Ermal Ferguson, Fort Gay; one sons, Albert Marshall, Delbarton, WV; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Walter Watts, Kenova; two sisters, Mrs. Scott Bowen, Huntington and Mrs. Cleveland Ferguson of Wayne; and 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Peace, of Wayne, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1957

 

MILLER, Telia (Hinkle)

1886-1957

Mrs. Telia Hinkle Miller, 71, of Charley, KY, was found dead at her home at 5 p.m. Wednesday May 29, by a neighbor. She had been dead since about noon Tuesday according to Lawrence County Coroner L. Byron Young, who said Mrs. Miller apparently had died of a stroke. Mrs. Miller was born January 25, 1886, on route 1, Louisa, daughter of the late Jasper and Mary Hinkle and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Lindsey Miller, died in September 1956. The body of Mrs. Miller was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Friday morning and funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home, conducted by the Rev. Willie W. Moore. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery at Charley. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joe Sturgill, Indianapolis, IN; two sons, Haney Miller, Mechanicsburg, OH, and J. H. Miller of Marion, IN; one brother, Fred Miller of Pond Creek, KY a half- brother, Roy Judd, Lowmansville, KY; 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1957

 

PETERS, J. Frank

J. Frank Peters, 75, of Clifford, KY, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Peters, a farmer and carpenter, was born at Clifford, a son of the late Jarred and Millie Maynard Peters. Funeral rites will be held Thursday (today) from the Mt. Olive Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Golden Ramey officiating. Interment will be made in the Derifield Cemetery near Clifford. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy Derifield Peters; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Compton of Clifford; three half-sisters, Mrs. Charley York and Mrs. Andy Shannon of Louisa, and Mrs. Farrell Pinson, Logan, WV, four half-brothers, Dover Peters, of Winter Park, FL, Wesley Peters, of Fort Gay, Herbert Peters, of Ashland and Lakin Peters of Huntington and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1957

 

SALYER, H. Glenn

1892-1957

H. Glenn Salyer, 65, died at his home in Cleveland, OH, on June 17, 1957, after a lingering illness. He was born in Magoffin County, KY, the son of D. B. and Maud Patrick Salyer. He was educated in the county schools and a graduate of Kentucky Normal College, also the Meredith Commercial College of Zanesville, OH. As a young man he taught in the Kentucky schools until he was called into military service during World War I. When he returned from France in 1920, he was associated with the Goodyear Rubber Company, Akron, OH, in an official capacity. He was one of the organizers of the Selberling Rubber Company, where he served until he accepted a position with the Labor Department of the United States Government. At the time of his death he was Supervisor of the Detroit Office, Wage and Hour and Management Control. He was a life-long member of the Salyersville, KY Methodist Church; the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Austa Harding Salyer, Cleveland, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Donna June Kral, Lakewood, OH, five sisters, Mrs. R. R. Hoover, Mt. Sterling, KY, Mrs. D. W. Doggett, Owingsville, KY, Miss Amanda Salyer, Lexington, KY, Mrs. S. C. Boatright, Hazard, KY, Miss Myrtle Salyer, Mt. Sterling, KY and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1957

 

TAYLOR, Ralph C.

1888-1957

Ralph C. Taylor, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died at his home Tuesday at 3:10 a.m. after in illness of two years. Mr. Taylor had been a resident of Fort Gay for the past seven years, having moved from Huntington where he was a real estate dealer. He was born at Wayne, WV, November 17, 1888, a son of the late Dr. James A. and Nancy Hutchinson Taylor. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Burl Taylor, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Charles Perry, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Wayne Cemetery. Members of the Wayne  Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside rites. Survivors include the widow, Lucy Peters Taylor, whom he married 36 years ago; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Allen and Miss Mildred Taylor, both of Wayne; three nieces, Mrs. Don Johnson of Huntington, Mrs. Jack Quig of Roanoke, VA, and Mrs. Howard Fry of Wayne; and three nephews, James B. Taylor of Chillicothe, OH, Henry G. Taylor of Wellsburg, OH and Robert W. Taylor of Miami, FL. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour before the services when it will be taken to the church to lie in state. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Ona Lewis

1921-1957

Ona Lewis Thompson, 36 years old, of Adams, KY, passed away at the Veteran’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, Saturday, June 8. The deceased was born at Adams, KY, a son of Jay N. and Lula Estep Thompson. He had been married to Edna Fraley for 7 years. Funeral rites were held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church, at Ledocio, KY, with the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Fraley Cemetery. Mr. Thompson had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to his home on Monday afternoon. Besides the widow and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Peggy Lou, Patty Ann and Bessie Elizabeth, at home; one sister, Mrs. John Fraley of Adams, KY and one brother, Ivie Everett Thompson, also of Adams. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1957

 

WEBB, George W.

1866-1957

George W. Webb, 90, a Webbville merchant and blacksmith, died Tuesday, June 4, at 9:25 p.m. at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. M. G. Webb, after having suffered a stroke Saturday night, June 1. He was born August 10, 1866, at Webbville, a son of the late Levi and Mary Riffe Webb. He was a member of the Willard Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Wells Webb; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Webb of New Vienna, OH, Mrs. Lloyd Jordan of Louisa, route 4, and Mrs. John Radcliff of Jeriel, KY; five sons, T. T. Webb of Webbville, Clyde Webb of Sunbury, OH, Dewey Webb of Columbus, OH, Hillard Webb of Hillsboro, OH, and Hillman Webb of Wilmington, OH; 24 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, M. G. Webb. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Brammer Gap Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, assisted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Webb family cemetery at Webbville and member of the Willard Masonic Lodge conducting graveside rites. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1957

 

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ADAMS, Thomas Seymour

1868-1957

Thomas Seymour Adams, 89, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gracie Meade, Ulysses, KY, Saturday. He had lived with his daughter for the past 14 years and was formerly a resident of Betsy Layne for 3 years and Paintsville, KY for 14 years. His wife, Christian Hall Adams, died 41 years ago. Mr. Adams was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by the Betsy Layne Coal Company. He was born in Magoffin County, KY, January 16, 1868, a son of the late Bud and Nancy Hamilton Adams. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Meade by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Geathel Cemetery, Floyd County. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Meade are another daughter, Mrs. Nancy Case, Harold, KY; a son, Fred M. Adams, Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Hall, McDowell, KY; 25 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Sunday to the home of Mrs. Meade. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1957

 

BLAKE, Jink

1893-1957

Jink Blake, 64, of Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of six years. Mr. Blake was born February 9, 1893, a son of the late Henry and Lucinda Brumfield Blake. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Gradson Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery on Prichard, route 2, WV. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William Adkins, Barberton, OH, Mrs. John M. Dials, Louisa, Mrs. Bill Cyrta, Norwalk, CT, and Mrs. Frank Broadhurst, South Norwalk, CT; three sons, Bill Blake, Barberton, OH, Jack Blake, Preston, OH and Airman Third Class Charles Blake, Randolph Air Force Base, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Hatton and Mrs. Mary Adkins of Prichard and Mrs. Dan Blankenship, Ridgefield, CT; two brothers, Oscar Blake, Rittman, OH and Walter Blake, Prichard, and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

BLYTHE, John

1862-1957

John Blythe, 94 year old Waverly, OH, route 1, resident died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Sparks, of Clarkstown (Lucasville, OH, route 2). A native of Virginia, Mr. Blythe was born December 22, 1862, to Abraham and Melinda McFarland Blythe. His wife, Mahala Griffith Blythe, died in 1901. Mr. Blythe resided in Lawrence County, KY until 25 years ago when he went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Con Pennington. Surviving are the two daughters, Stella and Pearl; two sons, Sherman Blythe, of Plain City, OH, route 2, Nelson Blythe of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Arminda Hicks, of South Salem, OH, Mrs. Rena Williams of Olive Hill, KY, and Mrs. Alpha Kitchen of Martha, KY; two brothers, Newton and Henry of Martha, KY; 24 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. His wife, parents, two brothers; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren preceded him in death. Services were conducted Thursday, July 18, at the Long Run Free Will Baptist Church, Clarkstown, OH, with Rev. Robert Meade and Rev. Franklin Harness officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery in Pike County, OH under the direction of Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home of Minford, OH. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1957

 

CRABTREE, Smith

1880-1957

Smith Crabtree, 77, of Charleston, WV formerly of Louisa, died at his home Wednesday, July 10. He had resided in Charleston for the past 49 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Crabtree Cemetery near Louisa. Mr. Crabtree, a retired employee of the United Fuel Gas Co., at Charleston, was born March 22, 1880, at Louisa, a son of the late Smith and Martha Whitt Crabtree. He was a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Sam Crabtree of Louisa, route 2, one niece, Mrs. L. H. Adams of Louisa, route 1, two nephews, Elmer and Ray Crabtree of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 18,1 957

 

FITZGERALD, Steve Allen

1957-1957

Steve Allen Fitzgerald, two month old son of William and Mary Penick Fitzgerald of 615 Jefferson Street, died Wednesday afternoon, July 10 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. Felix Skaggs, officiating. Burial was made in the Pinehill Cemetery. Additional survivors include four sisters, Billie Jean, Janet Sue, Jo Ann, and Linda Lou Fitzgerald, and two brothers, James Elbert and John David Fitzgerald, all at home; the grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Skaggs of Louisa, the maternal grandfather, James Penick of Owingsville, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 18,1957

 

FOX, Dan

Dan Fox, seventy years old, of Louisa, KY, route 2, was found dead at his home Saturday. Death was attributed to natural causes. Graveside funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the family cemetery by the Rev. J. C. Hager. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Mr. Fox was a son of the late Daniel and Emma Salyers Fox. Survivors include two nephews, Thad and Sam Chaffin of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1957

 

LESTER, Mrs. Ralph

1870-1957

Mrs. Ralph Lester, 86, died Wednesday afternoon, July 10, at her home, Blaine, KY. Mrs. Lester was born September 13, 1870, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Burl and Pherriba Cordle Green. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Isaac Lester of Blaine and Roy Lester of Ironton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Amos Cordle of Blaine and Mrs. Howard Campbell of Broadway, OH; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Steele of Beaver, OH. The body was removed Thursday morning from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a son, Isaac Lester, Blaine, where funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. by the Rev. John W. Moore. Burial was in the Lester family cemetery near Blaine. Big Sandy News, July 18,1 957

 

MAYNARD, Elliott E.

1886-1957

Elliott E. Maynard, 71, a farmer, of route 1, Urbana, OH, died Tuesday, July 2, in the University Hospital, Columbus, following an illness of five months. He was born February 20, 1886, a son of the late Thomas and Jane Fitch Maynard, at Georges Creek, KY. Funeral rites were held Friday at 2 p.m. from Bells Chapel Church, Georges Creek, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Jay Preston officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors are the widow, Jennie Preston Maynard, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Dixon, route 1, Urbana, Mrs. Lionel Taylor, Sebina, OH, Mrs. Thurman Borders, route 1, Louisa, two sons, Doris G. Maynard, Columbus and LeVerne Maynard, Urbana; three brothers, John Maynard, Richardson, KY, Charlie Maynard, Route 1, Louisa, Allen Maynard, Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. Forest Childers, Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliff, Patrick, KY, Mrs. Anna Boyd, Portsmouth, OH; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

PACK, Olena

1879-1957

Olena Pack, 77, Springfield, OH, former resident of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday July 6, 7:30 a.m. at Springfield, following an illness of two years. He had previously resided at Ulysses for 25 years. Mr. Pack was born at Charley, KY, August 4, 1879, a son of the late Marion and Trendilla Lyon Pack. He had been married for 43 years to the former Miss Virgie Borders. He was a member of the United Baptist Church at Charley for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Bird Webb and Rev. Grover Bevins, of Ulysses, officiating. Burial was made in the Borders Cemetery. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at Ulysses at 2 p.m. Monday. Survivors are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Collie Castle, Springfield, and Mrs. Eva Baker, Pound, VA; four sons, Denver Pack, Portsmouth, OH, Lawrence Pack, Springfield, Jay Pack, Lexington, KY and Arnold R. Pack, Evanston, KY; a sister, Mrs. Jack Fannin, Charley; a brother, Fenston Pack, Ulysses; 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

PENNINGTON, Watt

1884-1957

Watt Pennington, 72, of route 3, a retired farmer, died Thursday afternoon, June 27, at his home following an 8 month illness. He was born at Willard, KY, October 21, 1884, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William S. Pennington. He had lived on Route 3 for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Jettie Spillman Pennington; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Edwards of East Liverpool, OH and Mrs. A. P. Winkinson of route 3, five sons, Roy and Richard Pennington of Midland, PA, Ray Pennington of East Liverpool and Ronald and Ballard Pennington of route 3, one sister, Mrs. Rosie Leadingham of Marion, OH; three half-sisters, Mrs. Hubert Diamond of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Sophia Savage of Dennis, KY, and Mrs. Dewey Evans of Waverly, OH; two brothers, Cecil Pennington of West Liberty, KY and Edward Pennington of Willard, KY; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1957

 

PREECE, John Henry

1885-1957

John Henry Preece, 72, passed away Tuesday evening, July 9, at 11:50 p.m. at his home on Lady Washington Street, Louisa, following an illness of one year. The deceased was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, a former deputy sheriff of Lawrence County, and served as Chief of Police for the City of Louisa for some time. He was born October 9,1 885, in Martin County, a son of the late S. J. and Sarah Jane Hardin Preece. He was united in marriage 40 years ago to Victoria Preston Preece, who survives. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Philip Preece Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors, other than the widow, include; one daughter, Mrs. George A. McDonald, Westerville, OH; two sons, Phillip Preece, Louisa, and Jack Preece, Lexington, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Sunny Fraley, Pilgrim, KY, Mrs. Joe DeLong, route 3, Louisa; three brothers, Phillip Preece, Louisa, Harvey Preece, route 3, Louisa, Ernest Preece, Lancaster, OH and 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

POLLEY, Laura (Burgess)

1861-1957

Mrs. Laura Burgess Polley, 96, widow of Samuel Patten Polley, died July 18, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Black in Ashland where she had resided for the past 11 months. Aunt Laura, as her friends knew her, was born March 8, 1861, nine miles south of Louisa at what is known as Garred’s Stone House. She and her parents, the late William Burgess and Martha Garred Burgess were the slaves of George Burgess and Ulysses Garred who were wealthy land owners and foremost citizens of that section of the Big Sandy Valley. After their freedom they first moved to a little cabin that was given to them by the Garred family on Meades Branch, then in 1864 they moved to Blaine where Aunt Laura lived and reared her family until 1920 when she moved to Louisa. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland with the Rev. E. C. Richardson officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are, a daughter, Mrs. Emogene Fitzpatrick, of Ashland, three sons, Calvin, of Louisa, George of Proctorville, OH, and Sam Burgess of Williamson, WV; ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1957

 

STALEY, James Irvin

1850-1957

James Irvin Staley, 96, a lifelong resident of Prichard, route 2, WV, died at his home Tuesday at 1:15 a.m. following an illness of two years. Mr. Staley was born at Prichard, November 8, 1860, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sol Staley. He was a farmer and retired only 3 years ago. He had been a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church for the past 38 years. He was preceded in death in 1953 by his wife, the former, Ethel Lykins. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday at 6 p.m. Funeral rites will be conducted from the home, Thursday, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Antie Hayton and Rev. William Lycan officiating. Interment will be made in the Newman Cemetery at Gregston, WV. Survivors include 9 daughters, Mrs. Minard Murphy of Fayetteville, WV, Mrs. Avery Burris and Mrs. Lola Walker, Dayton, OH and Mrs. James Murray, Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Phil Loval, Clarksville, GA, Mrs. Ross Adams, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Bill Harman, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert Burris, Prichard, and Mrs. Helen Pack, at home; three sons, James A. Staley, Wayne, WV, Gallie Staley, Kenova, and Freddie Staley, Shoals, WV; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hutchinson, Huntington, two brothers, John Staley, Prichard, and Strother Staley of Fort Wayne, IN; 38 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1957

 

STOVER, James A.

James A. Stover, 80 years old, a resident of Fort Gay, for 15 years, passed away at his home, July 4, at 10:20 p.m. after an illness of 12 years. A son of the late Clark and Frances Stover, he was born at Summersville, WV. He was married to Miss Fay Lucille Cooksey 23 years ago who survives. He was a traveling salesman for 50 years and a part owner of Jim and Fay’s Tavern, Fort Gay. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Burl Taylor officiating. Interment was in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years, a member of the Huntington Council 53 of the United Commercial Travelers. Beside the widow, he is survived by one step-son, Wade Cremeans of Huntington and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

TUCKER, Emma Kyle (Frasher)

1884-1957

Mrs. Emma Kyle Tucker, 73, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, July 7, in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Tucker was born at Fort Gay on February 14, 1884, a daughter of the late John and Emma Frasher. She was a member of the Forks of Hurricane Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 1942. Funeral rites were held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Hurricane Creek, WV with the Rev. Clarence Wellman and Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was made in the Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Harry Sherman, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Harry Wende, Buffalo, NY, Mrs. John Yates, Portland, OR, and Mrs. Anna Sealbert, Toledo, OH. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Mary (Pack)

1875-1957

Mrs. Mary Pack VanHoose, 82, of Charley, KY, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at her home following a 10 day illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born at Ulysses, KY, September 3, 1875, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Bowen Pack. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bell’s Chapel, Georges Creek, KY, by the Rev. Charlie Young, and the Rev. Brack Skaggs. Burial followed in the Hay’s Cemetery at Georges Creek. Mrs. VanHoose’s husband, Samuel Pack, died May 29, 1957. Surviving are a brother, George Pack, Charley, KY and three stepsons, Garfield Young, Louisa, Herbert Young, Columbus, OH, and Thomas Young. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1957

 

WEBSTER, Dollie (Wright)

1878-1957

Mrs. Dollie Webster, 78, of 301 South Jefferson Street, died Wednesday, June 20, at 2:45 p.m. in a local hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Webster was born at Grayson, KY, August 14, 1878, a daughter of the late Robert and Hester Carraway Wright. She had been a resident of Louisa for the past 11 years, moving here from Webbville, KY. She had been a member of the Church of God for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Webbville by the Rev. A. J. Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Louisa. Burial was made in the Everman Cemetery at Grayson. Her husband, Isaac W. Webster, died November 17,1949. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Glass and Mrs. Lovell ?Hensley of Baltimore, MD; four sons, Oather Webster of Webbville, J. C. Webster of New Boston, OH, Kenneth Webster of Pactoius, KY and Frank Webster, a member of the Louisa High School faculty; two sisters, Mrs. Bette Jackson and Mrs. Ed Helm of Jackson, OH; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to Webbville Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the funeral services. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1957

 

 

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ALLEY, Mary Magdalene

1957-1957

Mary Magdalene Alley, infant daughter of Raymond C. and Lucille Horn Alley, route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday afternoon, August 7, at 3:30 in a local hospital shortly after birth. Graveside services were held Friday at the Ball Cemetery, Adams, KY, by the Rev. S. B. Ball. The body was taken there from the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the parents, are three brothers, Doras Lee, Charlie, Carl and Oral Dean Alley, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Alley of Adams, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Horn, of route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1957

 

ARTRIP, Minnie (Peters)

1887-1957

Mrs. Minnie Peters Artrip, 70, died Monday at 11:15 p.m. at her home in Fort Gay, WV following an extended illness. Mrs. Artrip was born at Fort Gay, January 15, 1887, a daughter of the late William O. and Tennessee Vinson Peters. She was a member of the Nursery Gap Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Anthony Hayton, of Huntington, officiating. Burial was made in the Peters Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, C. W. Artrip; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Lee Scott and Mrs. Mary T. Pennington, both of Fort Gay; one sons, Paul C. Artrip of Springfield, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Wilferd Ferguson of Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Ruth Artrip and Mrs. Mayme Crutcher, both of Huntington; two brothers, John B. Peters of Alpa Dena, CA and Gordon Peters of Fort Gay; 26 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1957

 

BRYANT, Jesse W.

1912-1957

At a coroner’s inquest held Tuesday afternoon in the courtroom, Louisa, KY, in the suicidal death of James Woodrow Bryant, Buchanan, KY, August 12, the jury of six reputable citizens of Lawrence County ruled, after hearing the testimonies of witnesses, the fatal shooting accidental. Bryant, an employee of the Armco Steel Corporation, Ashland, KY was to report for duty at Armco for the midnight shift. Lawrence County Coroner L. Byron Young said Mr. Bryant fired a bullet from a revolver into his right temple in the presence of his wife and one or more children. The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Monday, the coroner said. The coroner quoted Mrs. Bryant that her husband had been depressed. Mr. Bryant, born August 13, 1912, in Greenup County, KY, was a son of the late Nathan and Ida Lyons Bryant who survives. He had been a resident of Buchanan for the past 13 years. He worked as a maintenance operator in the steam power department at Armco. He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Bryant, a son, Larry, at home; two daughters, Miss Mary Bryant, serving with WAVES in Maryland, and Ramona at home; two brothers, John of Rock House, KY, and Orville of Vallejo, CA and six sisters, Mrs. Liza Ross of Westwood, KY, Mrs. Virgie Lykins, Mrs. Alice Price and Mrs. Nell Parks of Ashland, route 3, Mrs. Bess McIntosh of Belmont, KY and Mrs. Myrtle Robinson of Ashland. Funeral services will be held today Thursday, from the Isonville Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in the Dixon Cemetery, Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1957

 

CARTER, Dan G.

1899-1957

Dan G. Carter, 53, of Elyria, OH, succumbed while sleeping at his home Sunday morning, July 27, apparently suffering a heart attack during the night. The deceased was a well-known resident for many years where he was engaged in the insurance business and moved to Elyria in 1939 where he was also associated in the insurance business. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Elyria. He was born at Yatesville, KY January 6, 1899, a son of the late George J. and Lula Lakin Carter, members of pioneer families of that section of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was brought to the funeral home Tuesday morning and remained there until time for the services. Carter is survived by his widow, Edna Lane Carter. They had been married for 26 years. He had one daughter, Patricia Ann, at home; three sisters, Mrs. C. T. Stewart of Louisa, Mrs. Morris Vaughan of Henderson, KY, Mrs. J. W. Ottley of Ann Maria, FL; two brothers, Dr. J. G. Carter of Augusta, KY, and George J. Carter of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1957

 

COLVIN, Bruce

1892-1957

Bruce Colvin, 65 of the Lick Creek section of Route 1, Louisa, died last Friday at 8:25 p.m. at his home after a heart attack. He was born at Oil Springs, KY, June 4, 1892, a son of the late Riley and Missouri Ann Reed Colvin. Mr. Colvin, a retired farmer, had lived in the Louisa area for 12 years. He was a member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge, Paintsville American Legion, and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence by Rev. Florida Lyon. Burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday. He is survived by his widow, Gay Collins Colvin; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Robinette, Canton, OH and Anna Mae and Buritta Sue Colvin, both at home; six sons, Walter P. Colvin, Fairborn, OH, Leroy Colvin, Midway, OH, and Bruce Colvin, Jr., and Charles Colvin, both of Canton, OH, and Bob and Bill Colvin, both at home, one sister, Mrs. Joe McKenzie, Wittensville, KY and eleven grandchildren.

Big Sandy News, August 29, 1957

 

EDWARDS, Mary (White)

1884-1957

Mrs. Mary Edwards, 73, Blaine, KY, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at the home after an illness of 5 years. She was born May 18,1884, a daughter of the late Lieburn and Catherine Baker White. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She had been married for 60 years to Orlando Edwards. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the residence under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Burial was made in Edwards Cemetery in Blaine. She is survived by her husband, nine daughters, Mrs. James Sparks, Mrs. Delbert Boggs, Mrs. Nelson Riley, and Mrs. James Riley, all of Blaine; Mrs. Earl Boggs, Sunbury, OH, Mrs. Dewey Lyon and Mrs. Henry Brickey, both of Boswell, OH, Mrs. Henry Jenkins, Haverhill, OH and Mrs. Ossie Boggs, Pickerton, OH. Three sisters, Mrs. Ben McDowell, Blaine, and Mrs. Myrtie Wells and Mrs. Bill Lemaster, both of Grayson, KY; and one brother, Marion White, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1957

 

GOSE, Billy Joe

1934-1957

Billy Joe Gose, 23 years old, of Georges Creek, KY, who died Sunday in an Ashland hospital, was buried in the Swetnam cemetery on Georges Creek following funeral services at the Meade’s Branch Free Will Baptist Church on Georges Creek. The Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Surviving are the parents, Frank and Nell Stewart Gose, and four sisters, Mrs. Bill Blankenship of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Bill Sparks of Louisa, and Mrs. John Bryant and Mrs. Ervin Hinkle, of Columbus, OH. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1957

 

JORDAN, Jay

1881-1957

Jay Jordan, 76, route 1, Louisa, passed away in a local hospital Friday, August 16. He had been ill for the past 3 years, but had been hospitalized only 3 days. The deceased was born January 18, 1881, at Ellen, KY, a son of the late Lafe and Martha Jordan. He was married to Georgia Miles, who survives. He was a farmer and had been ordained deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church for 30 years. Funeral rites were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Norris, KY with the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. Lee Robinett officiating. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the residence on Route 1. Survivors, other than the widow, are: three daughters, Mrs. Esley Salyers, Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Lewis Spencer, Isaban, WV, and Mrs. Clifford Olliver, Johnston; two sons, L. B. Jordan, Springfield, OH and Cecil Jordan, Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. William Morris, Louisa, three brothers, Vessie Jordan, Mechanicsburg, OH, Arbie Jordan, Urbana, OH, Arlie Jordan, Adams, KY, 29 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1957

 

JORDAN, Oral

1908-1957

Oral Jordan, 49, former Louisa resident, died at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit, Wednesday, July 31, after a short illness. He was born August 9, 1908, at Louisa Star Route, a son of Mrs. Erie Thompson Jordan and the late John Wesley Jordan. He resided in Louisa for 27 years. For the past 15 years he had lived in Detroit, where he was a chief presser at the  J. L. Hudson, Northland Store. He married Opal Frazier 22 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. A. J. Roberts. Burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Sunday. It was then taken to the church to lie in state for one hour. Survivors include his widow, one daughter, Sharon Lynn Jordan, at home; one sister, Mrs. J.R. Bevins, Paintsville, KY and his mother, Mrs. Erie Jordan, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 8,1957

 

LEVISAY, Charles O.

1889-1957

Charles O. Levisay, 67, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died at his home Monday at 255 East Fourth Street, Lexington, KY after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the residence. The body was brought to the home of the parents, Grant and Mary Osborne Levisay of fort Gay where final rites were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was made in Levisay Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Levisay, a retired shipping clerk for Wilson Machinery Co., had been a resident of Lexington for 45 years. He was born at Fort Gay on September 1, 1889. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lexington for 35 years. Additional survivors are the widow, Mrs. Emma Cummons Levisay of Lexington; two sons, William Grant and Charles H. Levisay, also of Lexington; three brothers, Carter and Tom Levisay of Fort Gay and Jack Levisay of Princeton, VA and three grandchildren. Burial was under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1957

 

MITCHELL, Edgell

1895-1957

Edgell Mitchell, 61, of Georges Creek, died at his home at 7:45 a.m. Friday after an illness of 2 ½ years. He was born at Matewan, WV, November 2, 1895, a son of the late Henry B. and Fannie Hatfield Mitchell. He was a coal miner at Sprigg, WV for 24 years. For the past 17 years he was a merchant at Georges Creek, KY. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home by the Rev. G. W. Walters. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Georges Creek. The body was removed to the residence Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Delphia Preston Mitchell, to whom he was married for 42 years; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Detherage and Mrs. Ed Lundrigan, both of Manhattan Beach, CA, Mrs. Robert L. Davis, Dayton, KY and Mrs. John R. Witt, Redonda Beach, CA; one son, Cecil Mitchell, at home; one sister, Mrs. Betty Coventry, Cleveland, OH; and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1957

 

OSBORN, Charles Franklin

1877-1957

Charles Franklin Osborn, 80, one of Louisa’s beloved and honored citizens succumbed Thursday morning August 22, at 2 p.m. at his home on Main Street, following an illness of ten months. Mr. Osborn, a retired banker, April 20, 1877, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Dr. Elmond and Nancy Carolyn Evans Osborn. He was cashier of the Bank of Blaine for 14 years, serving from 1911 to 1925, when he resigned to become cashier of the Big Sandy Commercial Bank of Louisa, where he served in that capacity until 1942, when the Commercial merged with the Louisa National Bank, where he was associated for a few years, later going to the Second National Bank, Ashland, KY, serving there from 1943 until his retirement in 1953. The deceased was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and had been a member of Jake Rice Lodge No. 606, F & AM, Blaine, KY for 50 years. He was presented a life membership certificate and a 50 year pin in May of last year. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday, 2:30 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. The church choir assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Smith Armstrong of Washington, D. C. sand the family’s selection of Hymns, “Abide With Me” and “Face to Face”. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral when it was removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Members of the Men’s Bible Class of which Mr. Osborn was a faithful member and served as secretary-treasurer for many years, served as honorary pall bearers. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Evans Osborn; three daughters, Mrs. James B. Hughes, Louisa, Mrs. Joseph W. Morris and Mrs. Francis S. Crawford, Ashland; one son, Paul Osborn, Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Scott of Portsmouth, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, August 29, 1957

 

QUEEN, Larry Eugene

1957-1957

Graveside rites were held Saturday August 24, at 2 p.m. for Larry Eugene Queen at the Lambert Cemetery, route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Harry Lee, of Rush, KY officiating. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Queen; three brothers, Donald Ray, John Ray and Michael Lee, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. Jay Queen and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hutchinson, route 4, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1957

 

RIFFE, Mary (Watson)

1866-1957

Mrs. Mary Watson Riffe, 91, passed away Thursday evening, August 2, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, KY, following an extended illness. Mrs. Riffe was born at Webbville, KY, June 3, 1866, a daughter of the late Lewis P. and Martha Webb Watson. Her husband, William J. Riffe, preceded her in death 16 years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss the following daughters, Mrs. Harlan Woods, Mrs. Howard Wilson, Mrs. William Roberts, of Webbville, and Mrs. Ulric Miller of Ashland, KY; one sister, Mrs. F. L. Stewart, Louisa, and 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren. Her son, Walden Riffe, preceded her in death five years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Miller Funeral Home at Ashland at 1 p.m. and at the Sandy Valley Baptist Church, near Webbville, where she was a member, at 2:30 by the Rev. Sam Sloan and the Rev. C. B. Coots. Burial was made in the family cemetery near Webbville. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1957

 

SALMONS, Bennett

1883-1957

Bennett Salmons, 74 years old, of Louisa, KY, route 5, died Monday at the home of a son, James R. Salmons of Wheelersburg, OH after an illness of 7 months. Graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) at Clifford, KY by the Rev. Golden Ramey. Mr. Salmons, a farmer, had resided at Louisa route 5 until he became ill. He was born July 6, 1883, a son of the late Joel and Annie Copley Salmons. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Daisy Lockwood Salmons; six daughters, Mrs. Martin S. Uite of Charlotte Hall, MD, Mrs. Gaylord Salmons of Patriot, OH, Mrs. Paul Wilkinson of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Glen Davis, Mrs. Howard Adkins and Miss Virginia Salmons, all of Wheelersburg; five sons, W. B. Salmons of Kenova, John R. Salmons of Columbus, Randolph Salmons of Louisa, route 5, and James R. and Wayne O. Salmons of Wheelersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks of Louisa, Mrs. Miller Fitch of Chattaroy, WV, and Mrs. Lucy Fitch of Williamson, three brothers, Randolph Salmons of Missouri Branch, Ira Salmons of Crum and Monroe Salmons of Fort Gay and 36 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1957

 

SHORT, Robert C.

1893-1957

Robert C. Short, 64, of 407 McClure Street, Westwood, KY, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 4, 1893, in Lawrence County, KY. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Westwood, he had been employed at Armco for 33 years. He was a member of the Greenhill Masonic Lodge, Bolts Fork. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Goldie Jordan Short; four sons, Robert of Orlando, FL, Edward, at home, and Gary and Paul of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Garland Cooksey and Mrs. Elmer VanHorn, both of Ashland; one brother, Ira, of Louisa, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Green

1898-1957

Green Thompson, 58, a farmer and resident of Wilbur, KY for the past 34 years, died Saturday morning, July 27, at 7:25 in the Louisa General Hospital following an illness of six years. Mr. Thompson was born December 11, 1896, at Adams, KY, a son of Mrs. Belle Laney Thompson and the late Sam Thompson. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 22 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating, assisted by the Rev. Luther Garner and the Rev. Felix Skaggs. Burial was made in the Green Thompson cemetery at Wilbur. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Travis Thompson, whom he married 44 years ago, the mother, Mrs. Belle Thompson of Cordell, KY; two sisters, Mrs. John J. O’Brien and Mrs. Henry Hall of Cordell, three brothers, Arlie Thompson of Cordell and Monroe and Lindsey Thompson of Blaine, KY. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 9 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Lee

188601957

Lee Thompson, 70, of Webbville, died at 3 p.m. Friday at a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. He was born November 23, 1886, at Webbville, a son of Josephine Hensley Thompson and the late Flem Thompson. He lived at Webbville, where he was a farmer, all his life. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dry Fork Community Church by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was made in the Howard Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 3 p.m. Saturday. He had been married to Belle Webb Thompson for 42 years. Survivors are his widow; his mother; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Thomas W. Stears, Ashland, Mrs. Frank Miege and Mrs. Arvid Johnson, both of Columbus, OH; one stepson, Charles Steele, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Hester Boggs, Ashland, Mrs. Samantha Kitchen, Huntington, and Mrs. Thomas Howard, Ashland, and one brother, H. G. Thompson of Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Johnie

1881-1957

Johnie VanHoose, 76, of Mutual, OH, died Sunday, August 11, at 2:25 p.m. in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana, OH, where he was admitted two weeks earlier. He had been in failing health for two years. Mr. VanHoose had resided in Mutual for the past 20 years. He was a native of Lawrence County, KY. Born April 30, 1881, son of William and Parmelia Jordan VanHoose. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, OH, and was Superintendent and sexton of the Fairview Cemetery in Mutual. Survivors include the widow, Sarah Bolling VanHoose; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley O’Brien of Urbana; a son, Raymond of Mutual; two sisters, Mrs. Liss Hickman of Lousia and Mrs. Ellen Carter of Gallup, KY; three brothers, Millard VanHoose of Urbana, Boz VanHoose of Louisa, route 1, Hansel VanHoose of Ashland, KY, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Free Will Baptist Church at Mechanicsburg at 2 p. m. Wednesday August 14. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery at Mutual. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1957

 

WALKER,  Norma (Watts)

1885-1957

Mrs. Norma Walker, 72, a former resident of Fort Gay, route 2, died Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Wellman Corbin of Frankfort, following an illness of two years. Mrs. Walker was born in Wayne County, WV, January 2, 1885, a daughter of the late Marion and Frances Robertson Watts.  She was a member of the Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Robertson Cemetery, Genoa, WV, with the Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Maggie Smith of Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs. Mary Corbin of Frankfort, Miss Nora Lee Walker of Lodi, OH, Mrs. Ruby Smither of Revenna, KY; three sons, Willard, Eskel and Lindsey Walker of Frankfort; four sisters, Miss Georgia Watts and Miss Tinie Watts of Radnor, WV and Miss Della Watts of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Laney Ferguson of Fort Gay; two brothers, Jessie Watts of Rittman and Carmie Watts of Radnor; 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Smith of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1957

 

WOOTEN, Rosie

1904-1957

Mrs. Rosie Wooten, 53, of Gallup, KY died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. She was born July 14, 1904. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at God’s Church, Chapman, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Beck Cemetery at Chapman. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, until one hour before the services. Surviving are the husband, Dexter Wooten; nine daughters, Mrs. Earl S. Pluckett, Detroit, Mrs. Paul O’Brien, Hayward, CA, Mrs. Willard Wallace, Huron, OH, Mrs. Valentine Ward, New London, OH, Mrs. Ralph Ray, Detroit, Mrs. Thomas Harding, Ashland, OH, Mrs. Paul Ray Burchett, Fort Clinton, OH, and Charlotte and Barbara Ray, at home; one son, William Floyd Wooten, at home; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1957

 

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BARNETTE, William M.

1867-1957

William M. Barnette, 89, of Louisa, route 3, died Friday at 8:20 p.m. at the home of a son, Ova Barnette, after an illness of three months. Mr. Barnette was born November 6, 1867, at Louisa, a son of the late John and Emma Tinsley Barnette. He was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 20 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louvina Pigg Barnette; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Jobe of Midland, PA and Mrs. Goldie Hayes, Miss Thelma Barnette and Miss Gertrude Barnette, all of Columbus; five sons, Junior Barnette of Chillicothe, OH, Cecil Barnette of Pikeville, KY, and Clyde, Willis and Ova Barnette, all of route 3, Louisa, one niece, Mrs. George Haws of Louisa; 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carter Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1957

 

CHAFFIN, Rachel (Kitchen)

1871-1957

Mrs. Rachel Kitchen Chaffin, 85, of Blaine, KY, died Friday at 8 a.m. in a Lexington hospital. Mrs. Chaffin was born October 14, 1871, a daughter of the late James and Lydia Burton Kitchen. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Chaffin, in 1921. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dove Osborne of Westerville, OH and Mrs. Alma Evans of Marysville, OH, one son, Jesse Chaffin of Blaine; two brothers, A. C. Kitchen, of Alton, AL, and Bill Kitchen of Ashville, OH; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Church of God at Blaine with the Rev. John Pelfrey officiating. Burial was made in the Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sallie Kitchen of Blaine, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1957

 

COLLINS, John

1884-1957

John Collins, 74, of Louisa, route 1, died Monday afternoon in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following a 9 day illness. He was born in Letcher County, KY June 19, 1884, a son of the late Jim and Merckie Bentley Collins. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Moore’s Chapel on route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Sindy Kaiser, Democrat, KY, and Mrs. Nerva Cook and Mrs. Henry Holbrook of Whitesburg, KY; four brothers, Harrison Collins of Wise, VA, Willie and Dowie of Democrat and Ballard Collins of Detroit; and three foster sons, Elbert R. Moore of Columbus, OH, Doyle Moore of Louisa, route 1, and John H. Moore with the U. S. Army, serving in Germany. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1957

 

COMPTON, Monia (Blankenship)

1878-1957

Mrs. Monia Blankenship Compton, 78, 110 Perry Street,  Louisa, died in a local hospital at 3:30 a.m. Monday after an extended illness. She was born on route 4 (Potter section), Louisa, November 10, 1878, a daughter of the late William and Gerzella Motley Blankenship. Mrs. Compton lived the greater part of her life in Louisa. Her husband, Lafe B. Compton, retied C & O Railway employee, died in 1945. Mrs. Compton was a member of the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. O’Ray Weeks. Burial was made in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Wheelersburg, OH. The body remained at the funeral home. She is survived by two sons, Ernest L. Compton, Louisa, and Joseph S. Compton, Cincinnati; two brothers, Raish and Arthur Blankenship, both of Louisa and one grandson, Ben Compton, Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1957

 

DANIELS, Ora Lawrence

1899-1957

Ora Lawrence Daniels, 58, Richardson, KY, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness.  Mr. Daniels was born at Richardson on May 28, 1899, a son of the late Lafe and Fanny Castle Daniels.  He was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence by the Rev. Elza Preston and the Rev. Earl Meade.  The body was removed to the home Monday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Dixie Muncy Daniels; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Borders, Richardson, and Mrs. Della Lee, Louisville; and one brother, Jim Daniels, Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1957

 

DIAMOND, Elizabeth (Frazier)

1879-1957

Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier Diamond, 78, of Route 3, Louisa, succumbed Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. in a local hospital where she had been a patient for one day, but had been ill for a few days prior to entering the hospital. The deceased was born February 28, 1879, at Louisa. She was a daughter of the late John and Josephine Carter Frazier. Her husband, George I. Diamond, preceded her in death in 1938. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Daniels of Kerz, KY and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Interment will be made in the Diamond Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Survivors  include; four daughters, Mrs. Ossie See, Mrs. Elmore Stout, Mrs. Christine McGranahan, all of Ashland and Mrs. Roy Wellman of Flatwoods, KY; four sons, Rev. Paul Diamond, Golden Diamond, and Ray Edward Diamond of Ashland, and Clayton Diamond at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Quillen, Ashland, Mrs. Sue Damron, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Carrie Stevens, Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body will remain at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1957

 

FRASHER, Jay

1873-1957

G. Jay Frasher, 84, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, after an illness of six years. He was born at Fort Gay on April 22, 1873, a son of the late William V. and Nancy Thompson Frasher. He has been a member of the Baptist Church for 66 years. Mr. Frasher was married for 50 years to Della Thompson, who survives him. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Bartram Chapel, Fort Gay route, with the Rev. Taylor Hayes and the Rev. Edgar Lynn officiating. Interment was made in Frasher Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to his residence Sunday. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William Stringfield, Mrs. Karl Elliott, and Mrs. Roscoe Goff, all of Wadsworth, OH; three sons, Jennings Frasher, Twin Branch, WV, Blucher Frasher, Newark, OH, and Lucian Frasher, route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Robertson, Louisa, and Mrs. Rebecca Sipple, Fort Gay; one brother, Reynolds Frasher, Fort Gay; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1957

 

FRAZIER, Mont V.

1866-1957

Mont V. Frazier, 91 years old, of the Eloise section, Louisa, KY, died Thursday at his home after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. B. Curnutte and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Eloise. Mr. Frazier, a retired lumberman, was born at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Christine Napier Frazier. He had been a resident of Eloise for the past 33 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Fannin Frazier, seven daughters, Mrs. D. H. Vaughan, of Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Norris McKenzie of Louisa, Mrs. W. R. Miller of San Lorenzo, CA, Mrs. Oral Jordan of Detroit, Mrs. C. E. Chapman of Louisa, Mrs. Carl Webber and Mrs. Clifford Shephard of Detroit; five sons, Sam Frazier of Piqua, OH, Proctor Frazier of Sciotoville, OH, John Frazier of Prestonsburg, Clifford Frazier of Louisa, Mont Frazier, Jr., of Detroit; and 34 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1957

 

HOLBROOK, Effie (Lawson)

1881-1957

Mrs. Effie Lawson Holbrook, 76, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur J. Queen, of Glenwood, KY, with whom she had made her home for the last four years. Mrs. Holbrook was born January 9, 1881, at Reedville, KY, a daughter of the late William J. and Nellie Rucker Lawson. Her husband, William Curtis Holbrook, died in 1928. She had been a member of the Sandy Valley Missionary Baptist Church for the past 58 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Harrison Maynard of Holden, WV and the Rev. K. C. Walker officiating. Burial was made in the Riffe Cemetery near Yatesville, KY. Additional survivors include one son, Hebert F. Holbrook of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Belva Riffe of Webbville, KY, and Mrs. Bill Kitchen of Catlettsburg, four brothers, Charles Lawson of Charleston, WV, Ollie Lawson of Grayson, Wade Lawson of Webbville and Clyde Lawson of Whitman, WV; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1957

 

KIDD, George

George Kidd, 83, a former Lucasville, OH area resident, died Thursday, August 29, at 8 a.m. in a Columbus rest home, where he had been a patient for two years. A resident of Lucasville route 2, for 20 years, Mr. Kidd moved to Columbus about 3 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a native of Lawrence County, KY. Surviving are three sons, and a daughter, all of the Columbus area, two sisters and a brother. His wife died several years ago. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Lucasville Cemetery with Rev. Paul Turner officiating. Big Sandy News, September 5,1957

 

MUNCY, Ida May

Miss Ida May Muncy, 79, of Route 3, Louisa, Smokey Valley section, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. She was born at route 3, Louisa, daughter of the late Addison and Martha Virginia Hutchinson Muncy. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. K.E. Hill. Burial was in the family cemetery at Smokey Valley. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Emma Muncy of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Sophia Pickrell of route 1, Louisa and one brother, E. W. Muncy of Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1957

 

PERRY, Beatrice (Jones)

1905-1957

Mrs. Beatrice Jones Perry, 52, widow of Arnold H. Perry, Jr., died Saturday at 8:15 at her home at 425 Lock Avenue, following an illness of three years. Mrs. Perry was born March 6, 1905, at the Potter Section, of Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Ollie Caines Jones and the late James E. Jones. She had been a teacher in the Lawrence county school system for over 20 years, having retired three years ago because of ill health. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge No. 95 and the Louise Chapter No. 202, Order of Easter Star. Members of the two fraternal organizations attended the funeral services in a body and served as flower bearers. Funeral service were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. William W. Moore. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Ollie Jones, of Louisa, route 4, one daughter, Mrs. Georgiana Perry at home, two sons, Frank Perry at home and James Arnold Perry, of Louisa, six sisters, Mrs. W. R. McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Robert Lucas, Likely, CA, Mrs. William G. Crutchfield, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. D. W. Hossack, Tucson, AZ, Mrs. E. A. Irby, South Point, OH, and Miss Frances Jones, of Louisa, route 4, and two brothers, J. E. Jones, Jr., route 4, and S/Sgt. Wayne H. Jones, United States Air Force. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until the funeral hour. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1957

 

RAMEY, Martha (Woods)

1876-1957

Martha Ann Ramey, 81, Louisa, Star Route, (Cadmus), died Monday at 3 a.m. at her residence after an illness of six years. She was born at Fallsburg, KY, May 26, 1876, a daughter  of the late Andy and Ann Skeens Woods. She was the wife of Curt Ramey, who survives her. Mrs. Ramey was a lifelong resident of the Cadmus section. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Wells, Xenia, OH and Mrs. Bruce Page, Portsmouth, OH, one son, Drew Ramey, Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Billie Blankenship and Mrs. Ben Ramey, both of Portsmouth; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19,1957

 

SLONE, Mary Elizabeth

1957-1957

Mary Elizabeth Slone, six weeks old daughter of Carmen and Perlina Arrington Slone of Blaine, died en route to King’s Daughters’ Hospital Friday night. The child had been ill two days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the Brushy Church by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the parents; four sisters, four brothers, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Arrington of Blaine and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Imo Slone of Winifred, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1957

 

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BLEVINS, Josephine (Adams)

1875-1957

Mrs. Josephine Blevins, 82 years old, of Fort Gay route 2, died Friday, October 4, at her home after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Salt Rock Church. Burial was made in the Blevins Cemetery. Mrs. Blevins was born at Cline, KY, in Johnson County, on July 7, 1875, a daughter of the late Marshall and Margaret Clay Adams. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pierce Webb, Mrs. Calvin Damron, and Mrs. Goldie Wellman of Fort Gay route 2, and Mrs. Hobert Salyers of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Sammy and Ivory Blevins of Fort Gay, route 2, a sister, Mrs. Laura Pennington, of Wheelersburg, OH, and 40 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1957

 

CHAPMAN, Thomas J.

1882-1957

Thomas J. Chapman, 75, a native of Chapman, KY and retired Armco worker, died Saturday at his home in Brooksville, FL where he had resided since 1942. Mr. Chapman was born July 31, 1882, at Chapman, KY and his wife, Jessie Franklin Chapman, preceded him in death in 1955. The body of Mr. Chapman arrived in Ashland Wednesday and was taken to the John Steen Funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Peck Chapel, Chapman, KY, with the Rev. C. A. Nunery, pastor of the Second Methodist Church of Ashland, officiating. Burial will be made in the Peck Cemetery, at Chapman. Surviving are two sons; W. F. Chapman, Ashland, and Charles t. Chapman, Wurtland and one daughter, Mrs. A. L. Estocads, Tampa, FL; four brothers, George Owen Chapman, Huntington, WV, William David Chapman, Chapman, KY, Joseph P. Chapman of Chapman, KY, McClellan Chapman of Coal Grove, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Mariah C. Wooten, Louisa; Mrs. Mary Ellen See, Louisa; Mrs. Iva Frances Bartram, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Corrilda E. Berry, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Kitchen, Louisa 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, October 10, 1957

 

COMPTON, Jake R.

1878-1957

Jake R. Compton, 79, of 213 Clay Street, Louisa, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Riverview Hospital here after an extended illness. Mr. Compton was born March 23, 1878, at Buchanan, a son of Jake and Martha Kinner Compton. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Norfolk and Western Railway, having served with the company for 32 years.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa and the Men’s Bible Class there. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buchanan Chapel, with the Rev. K. E. Hill and the Rev. C. L. Neff officiating. Burial was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Mr. Compton is survived by the widow, Mrs. Hattie Cooksey Compton and several nieces and nephews residing in Boyd and Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1957

 

DOBYNS, Calvin K.

1871-1957

Mr. Calvin K. Dobyns, 85, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Martha, KY, succumbed Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. at the Riverview Hospital following an illness of more than a year. He entered the hospital about a week prior to his death. Mr. Dobyns, a retired farmer and owner of extensive oil holdings, was a native of Martha. He was a son of the late Perlina Sparks Dobyns and Andrew Jackson Dobyns, pioneer settler of that section. He was united in marriage 61 years ago to Mary Frances Peters Dobyns, who survives. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church where he had been a member for 30 years. The pastor, the Rev. Emmerson Collier, assisted by the Rev. Hood Wallin, officiated. A choir, composed of member of Louisa churches, sang “Rock of Ages”, “Beyond the Sunset’ and “Abide With Me”. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Con Evans of Springfield, IL; six sons, Boyd and Mitchell Dobyns of Ashland, KY, Bert Dobyns of Wenatchee, WA, Port Dobyns of Martha, Eulas Dobyns of Uniontown, PA, and Russell Dobyns of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lyon of Waverly, OH and Mrs. John Sparks of Culver, KY, and 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eldred E. Adams, M. E. Sparks, Wayne Wooten, Paul Young, Howard Skaggs, and Junior Evans. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1957

 

FIEGER, Phoebe Louise (Turner)

Mrs. Thomas W. Fieger, the former Miss Phoebe Louise Turner, 43, succumbed Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Norton Memorial Infirmary, Louisville, KY. Mrs. Fieger, a daughter of the late J. W. and Emily Northup Turner, a well known family, was born at Louisa, KY. She was a graduate of the Louisa High School and the University of Kentucky. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11:15 a.m. from St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Louisville, of which she was a member with Rector E. F. Anderson officiating. Survivors include the husband, Thomas W. Fieger; one daughter, Mary Northup Fieger; one son, Thomas Fieger, Jr., at home; and one brother, John Turner. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Lee Cralle Funeral Home, Louisville. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1957

 

FYFFE, Stephen H.

1869-1957

Stephen Hamilton Fyffe, 88 years old, of Martha, KY, died Thursday night, October 10 in a Lexington hospital after an illness of a year. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Old Blaine Church at Martha by the Rev. Tom Bailey. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Fyffe was born November 1, 1869, at Keaton, KY, a son of the late William Henry and Ann McKenzie Fyffe. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 616 at Flat Gap, KY. Mr. Fyffe was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Melinda Fyffe, died 12 years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Evans, of Martha and Mrs. Clyde Skaggs of Flat Gap, two sons, Jack Fyffe of Louisa and Henry Fyffe of Wheelersburg, OH and 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1957

 

GRIFFITH, Leonard

1899-1957

Leonard Griffith, 58, a farmer of Charley, KY, died Wednesday of last week at 3:30 p.m. at his home after suffering a fatal heart attack. Mr. Griffith was born at Charley March 30, 1899, a son of Mrs. Lottie Austin Griffith and the late Chilton Edward Griffith. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church at Charley with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating, assisted by the Rev. Millard Vanhoose. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery at Charley. Survivors include the mother; one sister, Mrs. Edgel Miller of Accoville, WV, three brothers, Clifford Griffith of Logan, WV, and Ralph and Frank Griffith of Charley. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1957

 

HAYES, Matthew

1865-1957

Matthew Hayes, 91 years old of Louisa route 1, died Saturday at the home of a son, Otis Hayes of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church at Adams. The Rev. W. W. Moore officiated. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery, Adams. Mr. Hayes was born December 6, 1865, at Georges Creek, KY, a son of Basil and Ardelia Boling Hayes. Mr. Hayes wife, Elizabeth Moore Hayes, died in 1941. Surviving in addition to the son of eight daughters, Mrs. Tom Spencer, Mrs. Emma Gallione, Mrs. Goldia Kazee, Mrs. Ralph Webber, Mrs. June Short, and Mrs. Jarrett Miller, all of Columbus and Mrs. Frank Penix of Canton, OH and mrs. Bascom Blackburn of Louisa; four other sons, Jim Hayes of Adams, Oscar Hayes of Laurelville, OH, route 1, Carl Hayes of Pineville, LA and Alva Hayes of Columbus and 57 grandchildren. 24 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1957

 

HOLLEY, Nora Elizabeth (Horn)

1879-1957

Nora Elizabeth Holley, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday of last week at 12:30 p.m. in a local hospital where she had been confined for 3 weeks. Mrs. Holley had been ill for about two years. She is the widow of John H. Holley, who died in 1944. Born at Coburn, VA, October 29, 1879, daughter of the late David P. and Susan Stallard Horn, she was a housewife, and cook in the lunch room at Fort Gay Grade School for two years prior to 1944. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years and had resided at Fort Gay 14 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Al Watson, of Roseville, MI, a son, Malcolm Holley of Eloy, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. John Brickey of Stockport, LA, Mrs. J. W. Harris of Lyndon, KY and Mrs. Rose Fenerty of Chicago; three brothers, Charles E. Horn of Santa Ana, CA, John L. Horn of Latonia, KY and William Horn of Ottumwa, IA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Taylor Hayes officiating. Burial was made in the Billups Gap Cemetery. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the service. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1957

 

HOWERTON, George

George Howerton, 55, of 124 North Jefferson Street, Dayton, OH, died at 12:30 Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, where he had been a patient for more than a month. Mr. Howerton, a former resident of Louisa, had resided in Dayton for the past few years. He was a native of Beattyville, KY, where funeral rites were held Monday. Interment was made in the family cemetery there. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Robertson, Dayton, five sons, Gene, Dayton, George, Jr., Lexington, KY, Russell, U. S. Navy at Norfolk, VA, Walter, U. S. Navy at Newport News, R. I. and Francis, Kingston, NC; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Hogan, Wellsville, NY and Mrs. Anna Lyons, Bolivar, NY and three brothers, William, Camdon, Walter, Richmond, kY and Clarence, Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1957

 

LORETI, Ella (Kitchen)

1915-1957

Mrs. Ella Loreti, born December 3, 1915, passed away at her home in Columbus, OH, September 26, 1957. Survivors include the husband, George Loreti of route 3, and her mother, Mrs. Martha Kitchen of Lawrence County, KY; four brothers. Levi Kitchen of Chillicothe, OH, Lewis and Leonard Kitchen of Lawrence County, and Edward Kitchen of Columbus, four sisters,, Mrs. Lewis Wright, Mrs. Leonard Watson Mrs. Charles Rappold and Mrs. Roy McGrew and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1957

 

MORRISON, Mirendia (Stephenson)

1861-1957

Mrs. Mirendia Stephenson Morrison, 96, died at the home of her son, James M. Morrison, 1053 Minerva Ave., Columbus, OH, Wednesday October 2, at 5 a.m. after an illness of four days. Mrs. Morrison was born at Ulysses, KY February 17, 1861, a daughter of the late Calvin and Elizabeth Boyd Stephenson. She had lived in Columbus for the past four years. Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Church of God for 50 years. She was married to James M. Morrison, who died in 1928. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses, by the Rev. Howard George, Huntington, and the Rev. Bird Webb, Ulysses. Burial was made in the Morrison Cemetery, Ulysses. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, and was taken to the church at 10 a.m. Sunday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Milton, Weirton, WV, and Mrs. Georgia S. Slay, Holden, WV; one son, James M. Morrison, Jr., Columbus; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Minnie Cox, Mrs. Ebba Bentley and Mrs. Mollie Litteral, all of Jackson, OH and Mrs. Lucy Williams, Delbarton, WV; one stepson, Charles M. Morrison, Dry Branch, WV; four grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1957

 

PAGE, Tessie (Heston)

1878-1957

Mrs. Tessie Holmes Page, 79, a lifelong resident of Louisa, succumbed Saturday morning at 3:50 a.m. in the Louisa General Hospital where she was admitted Friday morning following a cerebral hemorrhage at her home on Vinson Boulevard, Louisa. Mrs. Page, a well-known and beloved woman, had been in failing health for more than a year, but was able to be up and about her home when she was stricken. The deceased born, March 18, 1878, was a daughter of the late Zeblon and Mary Anna Snead Heston, pioneer settlers, of Louisa. Her husband, Lewis Page, preceded her in death in 1925. She had been a member of the First Methodist Church for more than forty years. Funeral rites were conducted from the First Christian Church, Louisa, at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Leslie Longard officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour preceding the funeral when it was removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Rankin of Louisa; three sons, John and Ben H. Page of Louisa, and Bruce E. Page of Portsmouth, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Culver of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Lida Bishop of Sciotoville, OH, one brother, Ben Heston of Dubuque, IA; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1957

 

SALMONS, Frances (Salmons)

1875-1957

Mrs. Frances Salmons, 82, died in a Columbus, OH hospital Wednesday afternoon, October 23, after suffering a stroke four days earlier. She had resided at the home of a daughter Mrs. P. H. Whitaker, in Columbus for the past two and one half years. Mrs. Salmons, formerly lived on route 5, Louisa, for 55 years. Her husband, Franklin Pierce Salmons, died 8 years ago. She was born April 27, 1875, at Inez, KY, a daughter of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Cassell Salmons. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home here and was removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Salmons, route 5, Louisa, on Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, at the Concord United Baptist Church, on Baker Branch of which she had been a member for 55 years, with the Rev. Ahery Preece, of Inez, KY officiating. Burial was made in Martin Cemetery on Yellow Creek. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Whitaker, Columbus, and Mrs. Frank Salmons of Route 5, Louisa; one sons, Ray Salmons, of Ethel, WV; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Cassell of Inez; one half sister, Mrs. Lucinda Rouch of Huntington, one half brother, Joe Salmons of Lake, WV and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eugene Kinser, Randolph, John, James, and Bill Salmons, and Paul Wilkerson. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1957

 

SNYDER, Augustus

1858-1957

Augustus Snyder, former mayor and leading citizen of this city, died Sunday at 8:10 a.m. at his home, one day after he observed his 99th birthday. He had been quoted as saying he hoped to round out a century of his life in the community in which he lived and worked for 82 years. Born in Rappsburg, Lawrence County, OH, he came to Louisa to learn the trade of blacksmith. He stayed to become a hardware merchant, director of the old First National Bank of Louisa, president of the Louisa National Bank for 25 years, president of the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge Company for 27 years, and a funeral director. The establishment was sold in 1927 and today is the Curtright Funeral Home. A leader in the Louisa-Methodist Church, he was recognized as one of the most active participants in the construction of the present church building. He served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Trustees. During his long and full career Snyder served as mayor of Louisa during the early 1020’s. He recalled that during his administration the town stopped letting livestock, including geese and cattle, roam the streets. The first paving in the city was done at his instigation. Mr. Snyder was born on Columbus Day, October 12, 1858, son of the late Henry and Dorcas Wall Snyder. He was married to Miss Alva Burgess on January 15, 1885 . She died January 14, 1939. They had four children, three daughters and a son. Funeral rites were conducted for Louisa’s oldest citizen Tuesday afternoon, 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to lie in state until the funeral hour. After the body was taken to the sanctuary of the church where the deceased had worshipped for years, the church bell was tolled 99 times by the sexton, denoting the number of years of Mr. Snyder’s useful life. Rev. Charles Perry, a former pastor of the church, officiated during the funeral rites. He was assisted by the pastor, the Rev. A. L. Moore, and the Rev. J. C. Hager, former pastor of the First Baptist Church and a lifelong friend of the deceased. The church choir sang two of Mr. Snyder’s favorite hymns, “How Firm A Foundation” and “Rock of Ages”. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. P. T. VanHoose, of Shelby, OH and Mrs. J. J. Jordan, Jr., of Louisa, and one son, A. H. Snyder of Louisa; two grandsons, George Burgess Richmond of Huntington and A. H. Snyder, Jr., Ashland and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were J. O. Watson, W. A. Patton, David B. Whites, William A. Cheek, E. E. Adams, and G. W. Merritt. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1957

 

SULLIVAN, Betty (Savage)

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Betty Savage Sullivan, 25, formerly of Louisa who died Tuesday of last week in a Los Angeles hospital of injuries suffered in an accident at her home. She was a native of Louisa, a daughter of Sophia Pennington Savage and the late George Savage. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the home of her mother with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Pennington Cemetery. She is survived in addition to the mother, by the husband, John L. Sullivan; a sister, Mrs. Romey Edwards of Shreveport, LA and two brothers, James V. Savage of Marion, OH and Warren Savage of Webbville, KY. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home here early Sunday morning and was taken to her mother’s residence at 10 a.m. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Louise (Cyrus)

1915-1957

Mrs. Louise Thompson, 42, of Fort Gay, route 2, died Sunday in a Beckley, WV hospital after an illness of 18 months. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Thompson Cemetery at Fort Gay route 2, by the Rev. Luther Hardwick. Mrs. Thompson was born February 24, 1915, at Genoa, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Nancy Maynard Cyrus of Fort Gay route 2, and the late Ben Cyrus. Additional survivors include the husband, Mont Thompson; six daughters, Misses Polly Jean, Maggie, Racine, Linda, Jo Ann and Dorothy Thompson, at home; two sons, John and Clifford Thompson at home; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Thompson and Mrs. Taylor Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2, and Mrs. Martha Maynard of Williamson, WV and one brother, Chester Cyrus of Fort Gay , route 2. The body was at the Young Funeral Home.. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1957

 

THORNHILL, Florida (Webb)

1889-1957

Mrs. Florida Thornhill, 68 years old, of Fort Gay, route 2, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 21, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two years. She was born September 27, 1889, on Fort Gay, route 2, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Sarah Smith Webb. She was married 52 years ago to William M. Thornhill, who survives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, at the Saltpetre Community Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery, Fort Gay, route 2. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Emma Webb and Mrs. Cora Pauley of Fort Gay route 2, one brother, Pierce Webb of Fort Gay, route 2, and six grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1957

 

TRIPLETT, Nolan E. ‘

Nolan Edward Triplett, 33 years old of Webbville, KY, route 1, died at his home Tuesday. He had been an invalid since childhood. He was the son of Noah Lee and Ella Triplett Mills. Both parents are remarried. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hicksville School with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Triplett Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving in addition to the parents are the grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Triplett of Louisa, KY, the stepmother, Mrs. Effie Triplett; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer Sims, Mrs. Thomas Wilks, Miss Rosemary Triplett; and Miss Violet Triplett of Columbus, OH and two brothers, Ballard Triplett of Grove City, OH and Private Glen Allen Triplett with the Air Force in Okinawa. The body was taken to the residence Wednesday afternoon from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1957

 

VANHOOSE, Wilbur

1884-1957

Wilbur VanHoose, 73, of Lowmansville, KY, died Friday, October 18, at 12:10 p.m., in the Louisa General Hospital.  Mr. VanHoose was born July 29, 1884, the son of Bill VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at Lowmansville on Sunday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment was made in the VanHoose cemetery at Lowmansville. He is survived by his widow, Fannie Scarberry VanHoose, and one brother, John VanHoose, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1957

 

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BARTRAM, William

1883-1957

William R. Bartram, 74, of Elizabeth, IN, a former Louisa resident, died Saturday in the Norton Memorial Infirmary in Louisville, KY, after suffering a heart attack. He had undergone an operation six days prior to his death. Mr. Bartram was born at Fort Gay, WV, September 15,1883, a son of the late Elisha and Martha Jane Robinson Bartram. He was married for 45 years to the former Gertrude Vaughan Hatcher, who survives him. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Bartram lived in Louisa for 12 years before moving to Louisville. From Louisville, he moved to Elizabeth, IN 12 years ago. While living in Louisa he operated a garage and accessory store, and was dealer for the Studebaker car. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. K. E. Hill. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving beside the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. John P. Drean, Richton Park, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Fort Gay and Mrs. Sadie Barker, Chesapeake, OH and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Luke Varney, Carl Picklesimer, James Simpson, J. N. Marcum, Jr., G. A. Simpson, Roary Varney. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1957

 

BERRY, Roscoe

1905-1957

Roscoe Berry, 52, well-known and highly respected citizen of Louisa, succumbed Thursday morning, 6:35 a.m. at his home on Lady Washington Street, after having suffered a heart attack a few minutes earlier. He had served as postal clerk, Louisa office, for the past 30 years. The deceased was born at Irad, KY, April 15,1 905, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Jordan Berry. He had been a resident of Louisa for the past 30 years. Mr. Berry was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, Order of the Eastern Star, the First Methodist Church, and had served for a number of years as secretary to the National Post Office Association. Funeral rites were conducted from the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. J. Roberts, former pastor and personal friend, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. K. E. Hill, church pastor. Interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Perleen Dixon Berry, to whom he had been married for 21 years; one daughter, Miss Mary Eva Berry, at home. Pallbearers were J. B. Hughes, Charles Wooten, William A. Patton, Harry H. Roberts, John Moss and Howard H. Moore. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

BRANDENBURG, Simpson

Rev. Simpson Brandenburg, 72, of 2141 Third Avenue, Huntington, WV, formerly of Louisa, KY died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Cabell-Huntington hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fifth Avenue Church of God by the Rev. Weldon F. Lane. Burial was made in the Beattyville, KY cemetery. Rev. Brandenburg was a native of Lee County, KY, and a retired minister of the Church of God. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Florence Brandenburg; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Steil of Houston, TX, and Mrs. Glen M. Smith, Jr., of Huntington; two sons, Virgil and Paul Brandenburg, both of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Sopha Seale, of Beattyville, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

CARTER, Laura (Berry)

Mrs. Laura Berry Carter of 508 16th Street, Ashland, KY, widow of A. O. Carter of Louisa, died Tuesday, November 12, at 8 a.m. in a Lexington hospital where she had been a patient for several months. Mrs. Carter was born in Greenup County, a daughter of the late James and Emily Perry Berry. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Ashland. Mrs. Carter was graduated from Louisa High School and attended the former A & M College at Lexington. She was graduated from nurse’s training at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, OH and served in the capacity of head nurse of the Boyd County Health Department for 15 years, retiring in 1927. Private funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Robert Wade officiating. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Emily Rhodemyre and Mrs. Thomas Young, both of Ashland; and a nephew, Joseph W. Bosley of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

COLLINS, Dixie Jewel

1936-1957

Dixie Jewel Collins, 21, of route 4, Louisa, died at her home at 2 a.m. Saturday after an illness of 10 days. She was born on Route 4, Louisa, May 10, 1936, a daughter of Jeff and Lydia Thompson Collins. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Church on route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Paul True. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Ruby Carol and Mary Helen Collins; both at home; four brothers, Elwood of Flushing, OH, Harold Edwin of route 4, Thomas Cleo and Billy Randall, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Charlie Collins of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Thompson of Wayne, WV. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home Sunday morning. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

COPLEY, Rosie (Patterson)

Mrs. Rosie Copley, 86 years old of Webb, WV, died at 10 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial was made in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Copley was born at Barboursville, WV, a daughter of the late Steven and Rebecca Patterson. Her husband, Melvin Copley, died in 1953. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pete Miller of Crum, WV, and Mrs. Emma Johnson, of Webb, and six sons, John, Monroe and Charles Copley of Webb, Frank Copley of Missouri Branch, Bill Copley of Ohio and Millard Copley of Crum. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1957

 

ELDRIDGE, Richard

1957-`957

Graveside rites for infant Richard Leonard Eldridge, were held November 21, at the Kitchen Cemetery near Dennis, KY under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The infant was a son of Elwood and Jean Mabry Eldridge of Gimlet, KY. Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eldridge of Gimlet, and Mr. and Mrs. Kay Adams, Star Route, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1957

 

HILTON, Belle (Pierce)

Mrs. Belle Pierce Hilton, 90, died at her home in Chapman, KY at 11:30 a.m. Friday after an illness of three months. Mrs. Hilton was the widow of Adanise Hilton, who died in 1937. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the graveside by the Rev. G. York. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Milt Parker and Mrs. Jerry Moore, both of Chapman and Mrs. Bill Waters of Charleston, WV; one son, Charlie Hilton, Portsmouth, OH, 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

JORDAN, Christina

1890-1957

Christina Jordan, 67 years old, who died at her home in Louisa, Sunday following a year’s illness was buried in the Adkins Cemetery on Louisa Route 4, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Myrtle Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Miss Jordan was born at Busseyville, KY, March 31, 1890, a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Pickrell Jordan. She is survived by one son, Harry Jordan of Yatesville, KY; one sister, Mrs. Chester Davis of Louisa, and five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1957

 

MCININCH, Donnie

Donnie McIninch, 4 years old son of Jake and Bonnie Carrie McIninch of Pontiac, MI died Wednesday November 13, at 8:45 p.m. at Pontiac. Mrs. Ininch is a former resident of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Smoky Valley Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Meek Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. The body was taken to the church at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Survivors besides the parents are one brother, Billy McIninch, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Perry, Pontiac, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey McIninch, Frederick, OK. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

 

PAGE, Rosemarie (Deyo)

1932-1957

Mrs. Rosemarie Page, 25, of Worcester, Mass., and Fort Gay, WV, succumbed Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in a local hospital following a five day illness. She had been hospitalized about two days. She was born May 8, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of Edward N. and Rose Gorcia Deyo of Worcester. She was a member of the Catholic Church in Worcester. Funeral services are incomplete pending arrival of the parents. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home where friends may call. Survivors include her husband, Ira Thomas Page, to whom she had been married 8 years; one daughter, Teresa page; a son, Thomas Edward Page, at home; the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Bootright, Mrs. Fred Provost, and Miss Deloris Deyo; one brother, Joseph Deyo, all of Worcester. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1957

 

QUEEN, Grover Cleveland

1888-1957

Grover Cleveland Queen, 69 years old of Louisa, route 4, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at his home after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be made in the family cemetery on Louisa, route 4. Mr. Queen, a farmer, was born March 8, 1888, at Glenwood, KY, a son of the late William K. and Eliza Jane Holbrook Queen. He was married 45 years ago to the former Miss Della May Lemaster, who survives. Mr. Queen was a member of the United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Pinkerton of Orient, OH, two sons, William Oscar Queen of Dennis, KY and Alfonco Wayne Queen of Louisa, Route 4, one sister, Mrs. Roscoe Shortridge, of Louisa Route 4, Lester, Cornelious, Victor and Kirk Queen of Ashland, Denver Queen of Carpenter, OH, and Calvin Queen of Denton and 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1957

 

SPEARS, Melissa (Webb)

1871-1957

Melissa Webb Spears, 86, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Robertson, Lackey Avenue, Louisa, Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. after an illness of two years. Mrs. Spears was formerly of Fort Gay, WV, but had lived in Louisa for the past several years. Her second husband, Jack Spears, died in 1922. She was born in Fort Gay, October 30, 1871, a daughter of the late Sam and Jane Robertson Webb. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home, by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial will be in the Bearire Cemetery at Fort Gay. The body remained at the funeral home. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Rene Quinett, Buckeye Lake, OH; Mrs. Carl Spriggs, Newark, OH, Mrs. Ed Davis, and Mrs. Frank Vanhoose, both of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lon Booth, Whitehouse, KY; Mrs. Belle Spears and Mrs. Floyd Robertson, both of Louisa; three sons, Lee Dawson of Portsmouth, OH, John Dawson, Columbus, OH and Henry Spears, Louisa, and 42 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1957

 

WALLER, Daisy E.

Mrs. Daisy Eileen Waller, 43 years old, of Louisa, route 4, died Friday morning en route to a Louisa hospital. Death was attributed to flu. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle, by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Waller had been a resident of Louisa, route 4, for the past 3 years. Prior to that, she had lived at Fort Gay for 13 years. She was born at Leon, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Cosby Johnson Ison, of Ashland, who survives, and the late Martin Ison. Additional survivors include the husband, Homer Waller; three sons, James H., Gary Allen, and Lewis Thomas Waller, all at home; six sisters, Mrs. A. W. Summers of Indianapolis, Mrs. J. D. Adkins of Miami, FL, Mrs. B. R. Littleton of Mount Sterling, KY, Mrs. Tom Shepard of Leon, and Mrs. C. W. Thompson and Mrs. Eldon Nolen, of Ashland; and five brothers, Glen, Lewis and Logan Ison of Ashland, Green Ison of Mansfield, OH, and Watt Ison of Florida. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

WHEELER, James

1880-1957

James Wheeler, 77, of Saltpetre, WV, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Wellman of Circleville, OH following a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Saltpetre Church. Burial was made in Lynch Cemetery. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday from Circleville. Mr. Wheeler was born at Saltpetre, on April 7, 1880. His parents were the late Charles and Elizabeth Wilson Wheeler. He and the former Miss Mary Beaire had been married for 46 years. Surviving in addition to the widow are five daughters, Mrs. Lorin Hann of Harrison, OH, Mrs. F. M. Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Carl Bartram of Huntington, Mrs. Wellman; and Mrs. Ruby Wheeler of Circleville and four brothers, Jay and Dave Wheeler of Fort Gay, route 2, Frank Wheeler of Huntington and Charlie Wheeler of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1957

 

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ALLEY, Willis S.

1897-1957

Willis S. Alley, age 60 years, passed away December 12 in the Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV, where he had been a patient four days. He was born June 18, 1897, on Hurricane Creek, Pike County, KY, a son of the late Peter V. Alley and Martha Pauley Allen. Survivors include his widow, Maudie Duff Alley; one son, Albert and one daughter, Easter, all at home; five sisters, Mary Humphrey Fugitt, Huntington, WV, Ethel Brown, Portsmouth, OH, Flora Raburn, Tucson, AZ, Edith Dobbins, Louisa, KY, Rena Stewart, Beattyville, KY and two brothers, Thomas M. Alley, Borderland, WV and John E. Alley, Ashland, KY. He was laid to rest in the Alley Cemetery north of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1957

 

AUSTIN, Wylie

1863-1957

Wylie F. Austin, 94, of route 2, Louisa, passed away in a Louisa hospital at 8 p.m. Sunday night following an illness of three months. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Austin was  born September 11, 1863 in Grayson County, VA. He spent most of his life in Lawrence County, KY. He was a son of the late Henry C. and Mary Thomas Austin. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sophia Dolman Austin. They had been married 18 years. He is also survived by children of a former marriage; five daughters, Mrs. E. W. Bower, Huntington, Mrs. Wayne Lycan, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. L. E. Niceley, Sacramento, CA, Mrs. Joseph Bell, Sonoma, CA and Mrs. Fred E. Austin of Langsville, OH; one son, Harry S. Austin of Huntington. Also one sister, Mrs. Mary French, route 4, Louisa, and one brother, John C. Austin, Fallsburg, KY; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

BRIGHT, Ettie (Caldwell)

1906-1957

Mrs. Ettie Bright of Vinton, OH, died Tuesday morning at 3 a.m. in a local hospital following an illness of two months. She was born October 7, 1906, Cherokee, KY, and was a daughter of the late Creed and Mary Welch Caldwell. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home Tuesday to Vinton, OH where funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today). Interment will be made in the Rio Grande Cemetery at Rio Grande, OH. The deceased is survived by one brother, Ottis Caldwell of Houckville, KY. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

DANIEL, Thomas J.

1889-1957

Thomas J. Daniel, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Hospital at Huntington, following an illness of 19 months. He had been hospitalized two days. Mr. Daniel was born April 16, 1889, at Webbville, KY, and lived there until 20 years ago when he moved to Fort Gay. He was a veteran of World War I. He was the son of the late Andrew and Pauline Sawyers Daniel and was a salesman and nurseryman for the Home Nursery of Fort Gay for 20 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God in Fort Gay, with the Rev. Willard Jarrell and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Lycan Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margie Holbrook Daniel, to whom he had been married for 30 years, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Coon, Mrs. Bascom Peck and Mrs. Oscar Marcum, all of Columbus, OH; four sons, Henry Daniel, Columb us, Ernest and Ray Daniel of Fort Gay and Shelby Daniel Hogan, Dayton, OH; five brothers, George, Magoffin County, KY, Oscar, Webbville, Cecil, Garrison, KY, and Bob and Norman Daniel, Huntington, WV and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1957

 

DAUGHERTY, Richard O.

1932-1957

Sgt. Richard O. Daugherty, 25, of Fort Gay, WV died as a result of an automobile accident Sunday, December 15 near Oberlin, LA. He was born at Fort Gay, May 26, 1932, the son of W. G. and Elsie Charles Daugherty. He has served in the United States Army for 7 years, serving during the Korean Conflict. He returned to the States April 27 of this year. The body will be returned to Louisa for funeral services and burial will be in Pike County, KY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Thompson, Columbus, OH and Miss Sue Daugherty at home; six brothers, W. G. Daugherty, Jr., and Lindy Daugherty, at home, Robert Lee Daugherty and Howard Eugene Daugherty, of Columbus, OH, Sgt. Joe Jack Daugherty, serving with the U. S. Army at Fort Knox, KY and Paul David Daugherty at home; two nieces and four nephews. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1957

 

FLETCHER, Addie (Cordle)

1909-1957

Addie Fletcher, 48, of route 1, Louisa, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Hazelett, Adams, KY, Sunday at 8:20 p.m. following an extended illness. She was born at Adams, KY, May 7, 1909, the daughter of the late Amos and Mollie Lester Cordle. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cordell Church, Cordell, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Cordle Cemetery at Cordell. She is survived by her husband, Harve Fletcher, to whom she had been married 15 years; four daughters, Mrs. William Hazelett of Adams, Mrs. Thelma Mills, Mrs. Raymond Hazelett, both of Louisa and Garnet, at home; two sons, by a former marriage, Donald Lee Sturgill and Hobart Sturgill, Jr., both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Skaggs, Mrs. Cecil Skaggs and Mrs. Jessie Clifton, all of Sandusky, OH; two brothers, Watha Cordle of Sandusky and Rev. Garrett Cordle, of Blaine and ten grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1957

 

JARRELL, Essie E. (Gilliam)

1908-1957

Mrs. Essie E. Gilliam Jarrell, 49, of Fort Gay, died Monday night in a Huntington hospital after an illness of 10 months. She had been hospitalized only one week. She was the wife of the Rev. Willard Jarrell, pastor of the Fort Gay Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. S. E. Jennings and the Rev. Tommy Williams. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery on Fort Gay route 2. Mrs. Jarrell was born October 6, 1908, at Mazie, KY, a daughter of Alvin Galliam of Fort Gay and the late Mrs. Rosanna Lewis Gilliam. She was a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lovell Stallard and Mrs. Wilbur Risner of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Homer Jarrell, at home and Daniel Jarrell of Mansfield; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Thompson of Huntington, Mrs. Bessie Sword of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Ellen Kidd of Mansfield, Mrs. Marie Short of Fort Gay and Mrs. Opal Snipps of Riverton, KY; two brothers, Crapton Gilliam and Crate Gilliam of Mansfield and six grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 19,1957

 

LAWSON, Curt

Curt Lawson, 79, of route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday morning, December 11, at 7 a.m. at his home following an illness of about one year. The deceased was born in Carter County, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Preston Lawson. His wife, Martha Ann Gilliam Lawson, preceded him in death in 1937. The late Mr. Lawson was a farmer and lived on Catt Creek most of his life. He was a member of the Baker Church on Little Catt, for 50 years, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be made in the Lawson Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday to the residence. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Smith and Miss Ruby Lawson, at home, both of route 4, two sons, Estell and William Clyde Lawson, route 4, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Lenar Cunningham, route 4, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

MOORE, Lee

1893-1957

Lee Moore, 64, of Gallup, KY, died Wednesday night, December 5, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 13 months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Mr. Moore had been employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., for 42 years, before his retirement. He was born September 2, 1893, at Price, KY, a son of the late Noah and Melissa Newman Moore. He was married 48 years ago to the former Miss Georgia Meade, who survives. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edmond Dobbins of Wayne, MI, Mrs. John H. Dobbins of Lavalette, WV, and Mrs. Virgil Wiley of Gallup; three sons, Noah Lee Moore of Gallup, Ballard Moore of Ivyton, KY and Sherman Moore of Gallup; three brothers, Jerry, Noah and john P. Moore of Gallup, and 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

THOMPSON, Belle (Laney)

1866-1957

Mrs. Belle Laney Thompson, 91, of Cordell, KY died Sunday at 11:55 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hall, following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Thompson had resided in Cordell for the past40 years and was a native of Pike County, KY. She was born November 29, 1866, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Rose Laney. Her husband, Samuel Thompson, died in 1951. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. The body of Mrs. Thomson was at the Young Funeral Home and remained there until the funeral. Last rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Cordell Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore, the Rev. Trig Fraley and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was made in the Cordell Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John J. O’Bryan of Cordell and Mrs. Henry Hall, with whom she had made her home; three sons, Lindsay Thompson and Monroe Thompson, Blaine, and Arlie Thompson of Cordell; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

WATSON, James C.

1897-1957

James Clark Watson, 60 years old, of Columbus, OH, former resident of Ashland and Lawrence County, KY, died Monday in Columbus. He was employed there by the North American Aviation Co. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Joseph Faulconer.  Burial will be in the Hinkle Cemetery at Richardson, KY. Graveside rites will be conducted by Richardson Lodge 699, AF & AM, of which he was a member. Mr. Watson was born April 3, 1897, at Roscoe, KY, a son of the late John and Hester Alma Lyon Watson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hope Hinkle Watson; one daughter, Mrs. James Farson of Inglewood, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Arvena Lyons of Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Dan Bryant of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Robert Stephens of Ashland; two brothers, W. T. Watson of Ironton, OH and C.R. Watson of Ashland, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Buddy Farson. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1957

 

WOODS, W. T.

1892-1957

W.T. Woods, 65, of 513 Bath Ave., Ashland, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home late Friday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at an Ashland hospital. Mr. Woods, a conductor on the Big Sandy Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, had been ill for two months. Mr. Woods had been with the C & O for 25 years. He was born March 23, 1892, a son of the late Judge William H. Woods of Lawrence County, KY and the late Rebecca Pauline Walters Woods. He was a World War I veteran and was a member of the Clarence Field Post, American Legion. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Olive Field Woods; a son, W. T. Woods, Jr., at home, a brother, Harlan E. Woods of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Hankes and Mrs. Alfred S. Doty of Ashland and a half-brother, K. Holbrook of Ecorse, MI. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1957

 

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