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BLACKBURN, Anthony Wayne

1879-1958

Anthony Wayne Blackburn, 78, of 308 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the Blackburn Cemetery, Louisa, route 1. Mr. Blackburn was a farmer. He was born January 15, 1879, at Louisa, route 1, a son of the late Harmon and Mary Elizabeth Gussler Blackburn and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was married 49 years ago to the former Miss Ella Curnutte, who survives. Additional survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. James Moore, Adams, KY, Mrs. Bert Miller, Mrs. James Erwin, Mrs. Wayne Yinger, Mrs. Doyle Plants and Mrs. Mac Hayes of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Willard Sowers of Oak Hill, Mrs. Willard Fraley of Louisa, and Mrs. Carl Sanger of Ravenswood, WV; five sons, Canada, Harmon, Clinton and Payton Blackburn of Columbus, and Edgel Blackburn of Wheelwright, KY; five sisters, Mrs. D. L. Thompson and Mrs. Anna Hale of Louisa, Mrs. William H. Miller and Mrs. Levi P. Miller of Columbus and Mrs. Ogle Childers of Louisa, route 1, three brothers, the Rev. Arlie Blackburn, and Freelin and Ora Blackburn of Louisa route 1; 47 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were J. R. Miller, Robert Blackburn, James B. Miller, Ray Miller, Claude Blackburn and W. A. Patton. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1958

 

BRADLEY, Edgar W.

1917-1957

Edgar W. Bradley, 40, former mayor of Louisa and owner and operator of Bradley's Market in Louisa, died Monday afternoon of last week in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He had been a patient in the hospital since Saturday night, when he accidentally shot himself in the right temple with a .38 caliber revolver which he thought was unloaded. Members of the family told authorities that he was playing with the gun and pulled the trigger twice without result. It discharged the third time he pulled the trigger. One of the three commissioners of the Louisa Water Co., he was active in civic affairs and was a former city councilman. Mr. Bradley was a member of the Louisa lodge No. 270 IOOF and the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. He was born at Yatesville, KY, July 31, 1917, a son of James N. Bradley. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the father, who resided with him, the widow, Mrs. Marie Nelson Bradley to whom he had been married for 16 years; one daughter Carol Sue Bradley at home, two sons, Edgar Willis and James Glen Bradley, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Denver Holbrook and Mrs. Nona Preece of Louisa, and Mrs. William Rose of Columbus, OH; and four brothers, Charles Bradley of Yatesville, Milton Bradley of Ashland, Glen Bradley of Louisa and Randall Bradley of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until one hour before the services when it was taken to the church to lie in state. Pallbearers were Mack Smith, M. S. Rice, Dr. James M. Smith, Norman Pack, Clyde Daniel and Erbie Rose. Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Bennett of Wakeman, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Pero, of Rochester, NY, friends of the Bradleys during World War II were here for the funeral. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1958

 

BUSSEY, Henry W.

1881-1958

Henry W. Bussey, 76, a member of one of Lawrence County's pioneer families and a well-known and highly respected citizen of Busseyville, succumbed Wednesday, January 29 at 1:35 a.m. in a local hospital. He had been ill for the past year, but had been hospitalized about three weeks. The deceased was born November 15,1 881, at Busseyville, KY. He was a son of the late F. R. and Sue Webb Bussey. He resided at the place of his birth throughout his life. He was a member of the Busseyville Methodist Church and Apperson Lodge 195. He owned and operated a general store and was actively engaged in real estate, coal, oil, gas, mineral and timber. He served as postmaster at Busseyville for 50 years. Funeral rites will be held from the Busseyville Methodist Church Friday, January 31, 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. A. J. Roberts, Rev. S. B. Ball and Rev. Karl E. Hill officiating. Interment will be made in the family cemetery at Busseyville. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Wellman Bussey; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Meek, Louisa, Mrs. Edgar Vaughan, Ironton, OH; two sons, Rev. H. W. Bussey, Jr., Lewisburg, OH, and Randolph Bussey of Catlettsburg, KY; one step daughters, Mrs. Richard Nelson, Ashland, KY; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The four children were born during his first marriage to Ivory Pigg, who preceded him in death. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at Busseyville Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

COPLEY, Letta (Vanatta)

1875-1958

Mrs. Letta Vanatta Copley, 82 years old of Webb, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Church of God at Fort Gay by the Rev. Willard Jarrell. Burial will be in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Copley was born November 23, 1875, in Martin County, KY a daughter of the late John and Nita Knife Vanatta. She was a member of the Christian Church. She was married 51 years ago to Henry P. Copley, who survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Oma Mosley of Fort Gay, and Mrs. James Mollett of Huntington; two sons, Logan Copley of Huntington and Raymond Copley of Webb; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Dillon of Sciotoville, OH and 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home where it will lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

CORDLE, W. H.

1874-1958

W. H. Cordle, 83 years old of Rush, KY, route 1, died at 5 a.m. Monday at his home after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brushy, KY Baptist Church by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Milt Cordle. Burial was made in the Cordle Cemetery at Cordell, KY. Mr. Cordle was born September 11, 1874 at Cordell, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nan Cordle and five sons, Cushman, Ted and Amza Cordle of Columbus, OH, Gomza Cordle of Chester, PA and William Cordle at home. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1958

 

DAMRON, Lee

1874-1958

Lee Damron, 83 years old of Louisa, route 1, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at his home after an illness of three years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carter Chapel on Louisa route 3 by the Rev. Ivel Fraley and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery. Mr. Damron was born February 24, 1874 at Boldman, KY, a son of the late John and Melinda Compton Damron. He was married 57 years ago to the former Miss Pennie Gussler, who survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bert Pack of Louisa, route 1 and Mrs. Ernest Roberts of Sharpsville, PA; five sons, John Damron of Fallsburg, KY and Homer, Elbert, Ernest and Fred Damron of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Tackett of Boldman; three brothers, Logan and Auxier Damron of Boldman and Nathaniel Damron of Iaeger, WV and 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1958

 

DELONG, Jean (Shannon)

1904-1958

Mrs. Jean Shannon DeLong, 53, of 418 Laceky Ave., died Friday at 4:10 p.m. in a local hospital. She had been ill fro the past five months. Mrs. DeLong was born February 8, 1904, at Irad, KY, a daughter of the late William and Mary Thompson Shannon, pioneer settlers of that section. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 38 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Ball and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Shannon Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Oliver G. DeLong, to whom she had been married for 29 years; three daughters,  Mrs. Lawrence Conley of Welch, WV, Mrs. Jim Matt Mooneyham of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. William Maybrier, Barboursville, KY; two sons, William P. and Charles DeLong, of Barboursville; five sisters, Mrs. Roy Carter of DeHue, WV, Mrs. Gypsy Vinson of Wayland, KY, Mrs. Stella Moore, Mrs. Myrtle Carlson and Mrs. John Jobe, all of Louisa, one brother, Riley Shannon, of Canton, OH and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Marvin Akers, James Cheek, Richard Vinson, Clyde Barnette, Arlie B. Thompson, and Eskel Carter. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1958

 

FUGETTE, Hazel Marie

1957-1957

Hazel Marie Fugate, four days old daughter of James and Hazel Thompson Fugette of Fort Gay, route 2, died Wednesday, December 25 in a Louisa hospital. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home at Louisa. Graveside funeral rites were conducted at Hampton Cemetery, Fort Gay, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 26, by the Rev. Luther Hardwick. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, James Lee and Robert Fugette, at home the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fugette of Mansfield, OH, and the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1958

 

GUSSLER, Donald Ray

1958-1958

Donald Ray Gussler, son of Richard S. and Alma Farris Gussler of Adams, KY died in a local hospital January 27,1 958 shortly after birth. Graveside rites were held January 28 at 1 p.m. at the Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa with the Rev. Sam McNeal officiating. The infant is survived by his parents; one sister, Linda Gussler, at home and a twin brother, Richard S. Gussler, Jr., the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Menifee Farris of Irad, KY and paternal grandfather, Freet Gussler of Adams, KY. The funeral services were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

LARGE, Sarah E. (Moore)

1887-1958

Sarah E. Large, 70, Columbus, OH, died January 7, 1958, at the Mercy Hospital, Columbus. She had been ill for four years. The deceased was born October 31, 1887, at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Orson L. and Louvina Curnutte Moore. She had been married to Eugene Large fourteen years and they had resided at Columbus during that time. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. at the Mary Emily Church, Adams, KY, with the Rev. Lee Robinett and the Rev. Ivo Fraley officiating. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church 50 years. Interment will be in the McKinster Cemetery, Adams, KY under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving besides the husband, of Columbus, OH, are one daughter, Mrs. Mont Moore, Adams, four sons, Earl McKinster, Columbus, Claude McKinster and Clyde McKinster of Adams, KY, Mayo McKinster of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mrs. Julia Smith and Mrs. Hattie Deweese, all of Columbus; three brothers, James Moore and Allen Moore, Columbus and Milton Moore, route 4, Louisa, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1958

 

LEMASTERS, John Russell

John Russell Lemasters, infant son of James Russell and Ann Stanford Lemasters, Louisa, route 1, passed away Sunday morning, January 5, at 4 a.m. Funeral rites were conducted Monday, January 6, 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was made in the Blackburn Cemetery, route 1, Louisa, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors are the parents, and grandparents, Mrs. Elmina Lovely, route 1, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stanford, Boons Camp, KY. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

MCGRANNAHAN, Cora (Thompson)

Mrs. Cora McGrannahan, 75, of Portsmouth, OH, died Wednesday, January 15, at her home there. She resided with a daughter, Mrs. Everett Thompson. Mrs. Thompson formerly was a school teacher in Cabell County, WV, and formerly lived in Huntington. Mrs. Grannahan lived in Huntington with Mrs. Thompson at one time. Funeral rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church at Sciotoville, OH. Burial was made in Judd Cemetery in Lawrence County, KY. Mrs. McGrannahan was born at Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Amos and Samantha Miller Thompson. She moved to Portsmouth from Louisa four years ago. Mrs. McGrannahan's late husband was Ulysses Thompson McGrannahan. Surviving in addition to the daughter there are a second daughter, Mrs. Lyss Thompson of Williamson, WV and a son Ray McGrannahan of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1958

 

MOORE, Frank

1937-1958

Two young men, members of two prominent Lawrence County families, were killed instantly Saturday evening, January 11, around 6:30 when a Norfolk and Western Railway passenger train crashed into their automobile, which apparently had stalled at a grade crossing near the depot at Fort Gay, WV. The accident occurred about 500 years from the spot where Mrs. Beatrice Dean Higgins and four Fort Gay High School students were killed on February 8, 1957, on the crossing near the Louisa-Fort Gay bridge while en route to school. J. J. Jordan, Lawrence County Sheriff, who was a the scene of the accident shortly after it happened, said the motor of the automobile, driven by one of the victims, Philip Preece, Jr., 19, Louisa, had apparently died out while the car was on the crossing. Preece's companion, Frank Moore, Jr., 20, of near Louisa, was also killed instantly. The car was pushed about 162 feet from the point of impact, Jordan said. While the speed of the train, Powhattan Arrow, was not learned, sources said it normally travels about 55 miles per hour through the area. It was on its westbound run when the tragedy occurred. Joint funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. for the collision victims at the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the pastor, Rev. O'Ray Weeks, Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. William W. Moore, officiating.

 

Phillip Preece, Jr., was born in Catlettsburg in July 1938. He was the son of Phillip H. Preece, Sr., of Louisa and Mrs. Mack Childers of Catlettsburg. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a sister. Burial was made in the Preece Cemetery at Eloise, KY.

 

Frank Moore was born in Louisa on July 27, 1937, a son of Frank and Goldie Woods Moore. He was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, Fallsburg, KY. He is survived, in addition to the parents, by a sister, Mrs. Martin C. Noger of Evansville, IN and one brother, Jesse K. Moore, at home. Burial was made in the Woods Cemetery on Louisa route 4. The bodies were taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

MOORE, V. Wilford

1911-1958

V. Wilford Moore, 46, of Columbus, OH, died in Mercy Hospital there at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, January 16. A former Adams, KY resident, he had lived in Columbus 22 years. Mr. Moore was employed by the Buckeye Steel Mill in Columbus. He was born at Adams, KY, May 27, 1911, a son of the late Joseph D. and Gustava Toler Moore. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 19, at 2 p.m. at the Mattie, KY Methodist Church by the Rev. Leslie Longard. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Adams. Mr. Moore was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Norman Pack and Miss Marybelle Moore, both of Louisa; one brother, Atty Howard H. Moore of Louisa; two nieces and two nephews. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Sunday when it was removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

MULLINS, Clive Wincen

1909-1958

Clive Wincen Mullins, 48, of Keaton, KY died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Martha, KY. He was at the residence of a friend, Howard Skaggs, helping him butcher a hog when he suffered the attack. Dana Harless, Lawrence County Coroner, reported. A veteran of World War II, he was employed as a pipefitter in the oil fields near Martha. He was born August 31, 1909, at Keaton, a son of Mrs. Ollie Rose Mullins and the late Oscar Wincen Mullins. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Low Gap Church by the Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was made in the Mullins Cemetery at Keaton. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until the time of the funeral. Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Mrs. Claude Hutchinson of Sciotoville, OH; two brothers, Murl Mullins of Sciotoville and Okie Mullins of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

NEINAS, Mary Margaret (Spencer)

1875-1958

Mrs. Mary Margaret Neinas, 82, formerly of Michigan, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bert Thompson of route 1, Louisa. She had been ill about 7 years and had made her home with Mrs. Thompson 14 years. Her husband, Otto Neinas, died in 1943. Mrs. Neinas was born September 8, 1875, in Carter County, a daughter of the late William and Amanda Moore Spencer. funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Norris Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. Kelly Patton. Burial was made in Spencer Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Neinas had been a member of the Lutheran Church 15 years. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Mrs. Thompson, and five cousins, Mrs. Lucy Ball, of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Byrdie Shannon of Saginaw, MI, John Spencer, Jay Spencer and Linzie Spencer, all of St. Charles, MI. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

PAULEY, Ulysses S.

1867-1958

Ulysses S. Pauley, 90 years old, of Saltpetre, Wayne County, WV, died early Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. He had been ill for three months. Mr. Pauley had bee a resident of Saltpetre for 54 years. He was born March 10, 1868, on Fort Gay route 2, a son of the late William and Purlina Bartram Pauley. He worked as a farmer and had been a merchant for 30 years. He was a member of the Saltpetre Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre. His wife, Hannah Walker Pauley, died in 1936. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. M. Salmon of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. W. F. Adkins of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Herbert Endicott of Fort Gay, and Mrs. L. R. Philpott of Bassett, VA; five sons, Thomas Pauley of New Boston, OH, William Pauley of Saltpetre, Robert Pauley of Wayne, WV, U. S. Pauley, Jr., of Cleveland, and Con Pauley of Newport News, VA; one sister, Mrs. J. B. Raines of Fort Gay, route 2, and 30 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

PREECE, Phillip

1938-1958

Two young men, members of two prominent Lawrence County families, were killed instantly Saturday evening, January 11, around 6:30 when a Norfolk and Western Railway passenger train crashed into their automobile, which apparently had stalled at a grade crossing near the depot at Fort Gay, WV. The accident occurred about 500 years from the spot where Mrs. Beatrice Dean Higgins and four Fort Gay High School students were killed on February 8, 1957, on the crossing near the Louisa-Fort Gay bridge while en route to school. J. J. Jordan, Lawrence County Sheriff, who was a the scene of the accident shortly after it happened, said the motor of the automobile, driven by one of the victims, Philip Preece, Jr., 19, Louisa, had apparently died out while the car was on the crossing. Preece's companion, Frank Moore, Jr., 20, of near Louisa, was also killed instantly. The car was pushed about 162 feet from the point of impact, Jordan said. While the speed of the train, Powhattan Arrow, was not learned, sources said it normally travels about 55 miles per hour through the area. It was on its westbound run when the tragedy occurred. Joint funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. for the collision victims at the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the pastor, Rev. O'Ray Weeks, Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. William W. Moore, officiating.

 

Phillip Preece, Jr., was born in Catlettsburg in July 1938. He was the son of Phillip H. Preece, Sr., of Louisa and Mrs. Mack Childers of Catlettsburg. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a sister. Burial was made in the Preece Cemetery at Eloise, KY.

 

Frank Moore was born in Louisa on July 27, 1937, a son of Frank and Goldie Woods Moore. He was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, Fallsburg, KY. He is survived, in addition to the parents, by a sister, Mrs. Martin C. Noger of Evansville, IN and one brother, Jesse K. Moore, at home. Burial was made in the Woods Cemetery on Louisa route 4.

 

The bodies were taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1958

 

RINEHART, Ollie Lee (Short)

1900-1958

Mrs. Ollie Lee Rinehart, 57 years old, 806 Eleventh Street, Huntington, WV, died at her home at 10:15 a.m. Monday following a five months illness. She was born in Yatesville, KY, November 1, 1900, a daughter of Mrs. Laura Leedy Short and the late Millard F. Short. She had lived in Huntington for 30 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Yatesville Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Burial was made in the M. F. Short Cemetery at Yatesville. She had been a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Joseph E. Rinehart; the mother, Mrs. Laura Leedy Short of Louisa, route 5, five sisters, Mrs. J. Francis Kelly and Mrs. Joe Vivrett of Louisville, Mrs. Sherwood E. Sparks and Mrs. Bill Little of Laurel Creek, WV, and Mrs. Claudia Justice of Charleston, WV; four brothers, Raymond Short, Louisa, route 3, Harlan Short, Louisa route 4, Walter Short, Ashland, KY and Millard F. Short, Jr. of Logan, WV. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

SPARKS, Herman

1910-1958

Herman Sparks, 47, a native of Martha, KY, died Wednesday, January 22, 8 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH. He was born at Martha, KY, May 16, 1910, a son of the late Laban T. and Trinvilla Lester Sparks. He received his early education at Martha and later attended Berea Academy and Morehead State College. He was a former teacher in the Lawrence County schools, but for the past ten years had been associated with the Dayton Attached Production Corporation. Private funeral and burial services were conducted Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the Sparks Cemetery, Martha, KY, by the Rev. Emmerson Collier. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Kazee of Blaine and Mrs. Emory Fannin of Portsmouth, OH; four brothers, Ed Sparks, Louisa, Charles Sparks, Martha, Claude and Paul Sparks, both of Louisville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

STIDHAM, James S.

1863-1958

James S. Stidham, 95, of Milford Center, OH, a retired Lawrence County farmer, died Wednesday, January 22, at his home after suffering a stroke. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Meade's Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the family cemetery on Louisa, route 1. Mr. Stidham was born May 17, 1863, in Letcher County, KY, a son of the late Richard and Nancy Neace Stidham. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Stidham, died in 1938. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Trimble of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Oval Ritchie of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Dave Miller of Louisa, and Mrs. Richard Mitchell of Milford Center, six sons, John, Ralph, Curtis and Dave Stidham, all of Milford Center, Strother Stidham, of Urbana, OH and Richard Stidham of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. John Amburger of Dingus, WV; 42 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. The funeral arrangements were handled by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

THOMPSON, Thomas T.

Retired police officer Thomas T. Thompson, 59, of 654 S. 9th St., Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died in Doctors Hospital at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, shortly after he was stricken by a heart attack in the home of his son, Columbus. Thompson was a district sergeant when he retired February 28, 1953. He was a 25 year veteran. Upon his retirement, he purchased a farm near Zanesville, but had to give it up when he suffered his first heart attack, three years ago. Thompson entered the force August 19,1 927. He served with the Sea Bees from July 1943 to March 1945. In September 1949, he was promoted to sergeant and made chief of the turnkey's office at city prison. Three months later, he was made a district sergeant. Survivors are his widow, Ethel; four sons, Columbus and Felix, of Columbus and Richard and Thomas, Jr., both of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Beth Settles of Columbus and Mrs. Sue Pattillo of Los Angeles and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Kingdom Hall, Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1958

 

WELLMAN, Fred W.

1877-1958

Fred W. Wellman, 80, well-known resident of Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Mr. Wellman was born June 28, 1877, at Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late William and Pauline Dawson Wellman. He was a retired construction contractor and had lived in Louisa for the past 56 years. His wife, Reba Wilson Wellman, died in June 1950. Mr. Wellman was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Louisa, by the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo Wellman and Miss Peggy Wellman, both of Louisa; two sons, Garred Wellman of Ashland and Leslie L. Wellman of Louisa; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1958

 

WILEY, Martha Jane (Bays)

1893-1958

Mrs. Martha Jane Bays Wiley, 65, of Louisa route 4, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. She was born at Whitehouse, KY, January 17, 1893, a daughter of Delana Wiley Bays and the late James Henry Bays. She was married to Sheridan Wiley 49 years ago. He survives. She had lived in Louisa, route 4 for the past 42 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was made in the Hinkle Cemetery, Louisa, route 1, Wednesday. Survivors in addition to the husband include the mother, of Kenova, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Ora Bradley of Kenova, and Mrs. James Collins of Columbus; and three brothers, C. T. Bays, Huntington, WV, John Bays of Ashland, KY and Sheridan Bays of Louisa route 1. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1958

 

 

WILSON, Marcella (Elliott)

1886-1957

Mrs. Marcella Elliott Wilson, 71, well known and beloved Louisa woman, succumbed at her home, 419 North Rice Street, at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, December 29. Although Mrs. Wilson had been in failing health for several years she had appeared to be feeling better than usual and was sitting by the fireside chatting with her daughter, Mrs. Nola W. Chambers, the day of her sudden passing. Mrs. Wilson was born at Fort Gay, WV, September 16, 1886, a daughter of the late John W. and Virginia Crum Elliott. She was married 49 years to Richard A. Wilson, who survives her. The deceased had been a member of the First Christian Church, Louisa for 43 years and was very active in the promotion of the church program prior to her illness. She had been a resident of Louisa for the past 44 years. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home where rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ned Reneau, former pastor of the First Christian Church, and the Rev. Leslie Longard, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Hargis Ison, Harold G. Britton, Carmie Wilson and William A. Cheek. Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Nola A. Chambers and Mrs. J. Hager Moore, both of Louisa; two sons, Garland E. Wilson of Clintwood, VA and Richard A. Wilson, Jr., of Louisa; one niece, Mrs. Hargis Ison of Huntington and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1958

 

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ADAMS, Stant

1878-1958

Stant Adams, 79, of Cherokee, KY died at 2 a.m. Thursday, February 20, at his home on Daniels Creek after an illness of about three years. He was born November 13, 1878, a son of the late John and Winnie Francis Wellman Adams. Mr. Adams was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the Oak Hill Cemetery, route 1, Webbville, KY. Mr. Adams had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 14 years. Surviving are the wife, Sarah Wilks Adams to whom he was married for 51 years; one daughter, Mrs. Rosella Large of Rutland, OH; three sons, Oshell Adams, at home, Ova Adams, Columbus, OH and W. H. Adams, route 1, Catlettsburg, KY; one sister, Mrs. Julia Prince, Louisa; one brother, Sherman Adams, route 1, Webbville, KY; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

BEVINS, Ralph David

1957-1958

Ralph David Bevins, 8 months old son of Paul and Fannie Louise Daniel Bevins, of Hilliards, OH, died in a Columbus, OH hospital Tuesday, February 16. The infant was born May 25, 1957. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville, KY, with the Rev. Willie Daniel and Rev. Florida Lyon officiating. Burial will be in the Bevins Cemetery at Georges Creek. Surviving are the parents and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Letha R. Daniel, route 1, Louisa. The body was taken home at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1958

 

BICKEL, Sue Mae (Shriver)

1876-1958

Mrs. R. A. Bickel, 77, of 519 11th Avenue, Huntington, WV, former Louisa resident, died at her home Wednesday, February 5, following an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the residence by the Rev. Robert B. Hall. Burial was made in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John S. McGhee of Huntington, Mrs. D. E. Fowler of Lexington, KY, and Mrs. F. D. Lazzell of Bradford Village, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Moore of Pittsburg, CA and Mrs. I. A. Ryan of San Lorenzo, CA; three grandsons, John Robert McGhee of Marlinton, WV, Karl G. McGhee of Pittsburgh, PA and Robert Fowler of Lexington, KY; and two great granddaughters, Bray Louis McGhee of Pittsburgh and Allison McGhee of Marlinton. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1958

 

CAREY, Grace (Ferguson)

Mrs. Grace Ferguson Carey, 80, well known and beloved woman, succumbed February 15, 6:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Adams, Lexington, KY with whom she had resided since the death of her husband, James L. Carey, in 1929. The deceased was born at Alderson, WV and was a daughter of the late John M. and Mallisa Haws Ferguson. She came to Louisa in 1898, where she resided until 1920, when she and her family moved to Lexington. She was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church, and was associated with the Big Sandy News for a while during her residence here. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Adams, two grandchildren, Mrs. Courtney Ellis of Norfolk, VA and Mr. Hampton C. Adams, Jr., at home. She was an aunt of Mrs. Anna Mary Armstrong and James E. Ferguson and a sister in law of Mrs. D. J. Burchett and Mr. Lyss Carey, all of Louisa. Funeral rites were conducted at the W. R. Milward Mortuary with the Rev. William R. Moody and the Rev. H. Ward Jackson officiating. Interment was made in the Lexington Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

FARRIS, Walter

1884-1958

Walter Farris, 73, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday in a Louisa hospital, after an illness of two years. He was born December 24, 1884, at Jackson, KY, a son of the late Harrison and Emily Lee Farris. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Low Gap Church at Adams, KY with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Holman Heat, Mrs. Leo Riley and Mrs. Venice Farris, all of California; two sons, George and Arnold Farris both of Dayton, OH; one sister, Mrs. Corbett Wright of Jackson, KY; three brothers, Menifee and Wayne Farris, both of Cherokee, KY and Leonard Farris of Middletown, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

GEORGE, Goldie

1958-1958

Goldie George, infant twin daughter of James Robert and Clara Alice Thompson George, died February 2, 1958, in a local hospital. Graveside rites were held February 3, 2 p.m. at the Thompson Cemetery near Norris, KY, with the Rev. Ivo Fraley officiating. Survivors include the parents, a twin sister, one brother, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stant Thompson, route 1, Louisa; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Icle George, Ulysses, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1958

 

HARDWICK, Edward

1888-1958

Edward Hardwick, 69, a lifelong resident of route 2, Fort Gay, WV died in a Louisa hospitgal at 8:35 p.m. Sunday after a heart attack. Mr. Hardwick was born at Fort Gay March 8, 1888, a son of the late James and Georgia Hammond Hardwick. He was a farmer, veteran of World War I and a member of the Beech Grove United Baptist Church at Isonville, KY. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. from the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. R. A. Fannin. Burial will be in the Crum Cemetery on Vinson Branch at route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Francis Crum Hardwick, to whom he was married for 40 years; one daughter, Mrs. E. R. Endicott of Denver, CO; two sons, Dr. F. C. Hardwick of Huntington and James Robert Hardwick of route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Fugitt of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. C. T. Pratt of Gallipolis, OH; two brothers, George and Luther Hardwick, both of route 2, Fort Gay and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1958

 

HATTON, Columbus

1864-1958

Columbus Hatton, 93 years old, of Prichard, route 1, WV, died Monday morning at the home of a son, Dwight Hatton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Willard Lycan, the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was made in Lakin Cemetery on Fort Gay route 1. Mr. Hatton, a retired farmer, was born August 7, 1864, a son of the late Milo and Emmaline Newman Hatton. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church for a number of years. His wife, the former Judith Lakin, died 38 years ago. Surviving in addition to the son, are two brothers, Charlie and Arthur Hatton of Prichard and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Howard Bellomy of Hubbardstown, WV at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

HAZLETT, Frank E.

1880-1958

Frank E. (Big Boy) Hazlett, 77, died in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, February 13. He had been ill for about six years. He had lived in Louisa for the past 30 years. He was born April 1, 1880, at Hall, IN, son of the late Richard t. and Clara Dorsett Hazlett. He was a retired oil well driller and was married to Miss Gertrude Adkins 34 years ago. She survives her husband. He was a World War I veteran, a member of Eminence Lodge No. 440, F & AM at Eminence, IN. He was also a member of the D. A. V.  and W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, of Louisa. The Louisa Lodge No. 195, F & AM was in charge of graveside services. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the funeral home. In addition to his widow, he is survived by one son, Richard C. Hazlett of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Burt Carter, Amo, IN, and Mrs. Charles Mcinkey of Palmdale, CA; one brother, John Hazlett, Monrovia, IN and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Cecil Patton, Ed Fyffe, Howard See, Dennis Waller, Homer Waller and John Crace. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1958

 

HOLLEY, Minnie (Heston)

1881-1958

Mrs. Minnie Heston Holley, 77, of Point Pleasant, WV, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Tuesday morning at her home after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Crow Funeral Home at Point Pleasant by the Rev. A. C. Young. Graveside rites will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, by the Rev. Karl Hill. The Curtright Funeral Home will be in charge of services here. Survivors include two sons, William and Robert Holley of Point Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Murray of Columbus, OH and C. P. Wingfield of Monroe, VA; two brothers, Creed M. and Zeb Heston of Louisa and six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1958

 

JORDAN, James Ford

1914-1958

James Ford (Pete) Jordan, 43, of 521 Lock Avenue, Louisa, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon when his car went out of control on Kentucky route 3 and overturned about a mile and one-half south of the Ashland Oil & Refining Co. on the Big Sandy River. Kentucky state police said the victim was driving alone and that the car apparently overturned on him. Mr. Jordan was en route to his home in Louisa when the accident occurred. He was formerly an auto salesman in the Ashland area and at one time he had operated a general store at Buchanan, KY and for the past three weeks had served as administrator for the Sandy Valley Grocery Company. Last fall he was defeated in the general election when he ran for Lawrence County Circuit Court clerk on the Democratic ticket. The deceased was born on route 4, Louisa, May 18,1914, and was the son of Mrs. C. B. Shortridge, Louisa and the late Hiram Anderson Jordan. He had been married to Louisa Chaffin Jordan for 18 years. He had been an active member of the Methodist Church for the past 10 years. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday, February 27, at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. K. E. Hill, Rev. A. L. Moore and Rev. C. L. Neff officiating. Interment will be made in a Louisa cemetery. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour preceding funeral time when it will be removed to the church to lie in state. He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Misses Dollie Lee, Mary Ruth Ann, Carolyn Frances and Emily Louise Jordan; four sisters, Mrs. Grant Taylor, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Harry Berger, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Milton Carey, Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Mrs. Warren Dixon, route 4, Louisa; four brothers, Herman Jordan and Leon Jordan, of Catlettsburg, KY, Glen B. Jordan of Newport, KY and Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV. Pallbearers were Curt White, Earl McGuire, Jr., J. B. Patton, Karl Davis, Websel Hammond and Glenn Bradley. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

KITCHEN, Leonard

1908-1958

Leonard Kitchen, 50, of Dennis, KY died at 10:20 p.m. Friday in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Kitchen was born in 1908 at Dennis, a son of Martha Carter Kitchen and the late Flem Kitchen. He was a former metal worker at Columbus, OH and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dennis Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Dennis. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Martha Carter Kitchen of Columbus, four sisters, Mrs. Lewis Wright, Mrs. Leonard Watson, Mrs. Roy McGrew and Mrs. Charlie Rappold, all of Columbus, three brothers, Levi Kitchen of Londonderry, OH, Lewis Kitchen of Dennis and Edward of Columbus. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until noon Sunday, when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

LEMASTER, Jeffrey

1957-1958

Jeffrey Lemaster, four months old son of Bural and Jane Workman Lemaster, died Monday in a Williamson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Burl Taylor. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Additional survivors include a half brother, John Jenkins at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace Workman of Fort Gay, the paternal grandfather, James Lemaster of Landville, WV and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Rowe of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1958

 

MILLER, Henry B.

1869-1958

Henry B. Miller, 88, of Monroe, MI, formerly of Louisa, KY, route 1, died Wednesday, January 29, at his home after an illness of four months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery on Georges Creek. Mr. Miller was born at Louisa on March 29, 1869, a son of the late William and Sarah Boyd Miller. He was a retired farmer and moved to Monroe about 18 months ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dovie Bryant Miller; four daughters, Mrs. Jiles Mitchell, Mrs. Charles Laney, and Miss Kitty Ruth Miller of Monroe and Mrs. McKinley Webb of East Point, KY; five sons, Joe Miller of Minton, kY, Ray, J. e. and Henry B. Miller, Jr., of Monroe and David Miller of Louisa; a brother, James Miller of Gray, KY; 31 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. The body was taken to his former home on Louisa route 1 from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1958

 

OSBORNE, Elizabeth (Cantrell)

1896-1958

Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne, 62, of Blaine, KY, died Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Louisa General Hospital after suffering a stroke a few hours earlier. Mrs. Osborne was born July 21, 1896, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Isom and Margaret Skaggs Cantrell. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for the past 25 years. Her husband, Chilt A. Osborne, died in 1952. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Bryant and Mrs. Harlan Jobe of Columbus, OH; Mrs. James Ramey of Blaine and Mrs. Roscoe Arthur of Hilliards, OH; five sons, Hubert, Chilt, Jr., and Charles Osborne of Blaine, Tommy Osborne of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Hobert Justice of Blaine; and two brothers, Proctor and Pilot Cantrell of Blaine. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1958

 

ROGERS, Forest Lee

1901-1958

Forest Lee Rogers, 56, of Houckville, KY, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, at a local hospital, following an illness of three days. He was born November 13, 1901, at Louisa, KY, a son of James and Jennie Caldwell Rogers. His occupation was farming and he was employed by the Lawrence County Board of Education as a bus driver for the past three years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Houckville Church, Houckville, KY with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arthur Mooris officiating. Burial will be in the Rogers Cemetery at Houckville. He is survived by his widow, Elta Houck Rogers; four daughters, Miss Frances M. Rogers, at home, Mrs. Stanley Fyffe of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Donald Ison, Lubbock, TX, and Mrs. Paul Steele, Houckville; three sons, Herbert, Leo Glen and Arnold Rogers, all of Dayton, OH; one brother, Glen Rogers, of Santa Clara, CA and seven grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home Thursday (today) at 1:30 .m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1958

 

SEE, Sanford J.

Sanford J. See, 77, of 3636 Greenwood, Ave., Seattle, WV, died Thursday, February 6, in the Crest House Nursing home after an illness of two years. Mr. See was a retired carpenter and contractor. For many years, he was a civil service employee of the government. He helped build the Hiram Chittenden Locks, Sand Point Naval air Station and the Bremerton Naval shipyards. Mr. See was born in Louisa, KY, and was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Goff See. He had resided in Washington since 1909. He was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church, the National Association of Retired Civil Service Employees; the McGuffey Readers Club and Seattle Lodge No. 211, L. O. O. M. Surviving are his widow, Mattie; one daughter, Mrs. Elvera Kejonen and three sons, Ural, Arnold and Norman See, all of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. C. T. Roberts, Glena Park, TX, four brothers, Ira W. See, Lakeland, FL, Adin T. See, Vero Beach, FL, C. F. See, Jr., Louisa, KY, and M. J. See, Assistant attorney general, Agana Guam and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Clark Rafferty and Putnam Chapel, with burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1958

 

SPARKS, Alva M. (Ratcliff)

1898-1958

Mrs. Alva Mae Sparks, 59 years old, of 309 Clay Street, Louisa, died Sunday at the home, a short time after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. W. S. Boggs. Burial was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home, Monday. Mrs. Sparks was born at Clifford, KY on October 23, 1898, a daughter of the late Daniel and Inez Branham Ratcliff. She and her husband, Joel Sparks, moved to Louisa from Clifford 8 years ago. She and Mr. Sparks had been married for 43 years. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 45 years. Surviving in addition to the husband are five daughters, Mrs. Bill Kazee, Mrs. Jim Williamson, and Mrs. Paul Phillips of Louisa, Mrs. Rush Frazier of Dayton, and  Miss Patsy Sparks at home; three sons, Carle e. and Bill D. Sparks of Louisa and Jack R. Sparks of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Charley Kabot of Cleveland and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1958

 

THOMPSON, Nancy (Maynard)

1875-1958

Mrs. Nancy Thompson, 83, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 4 p.m. Friday at her home. She was born March 9, 1875, on route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Mose and Betty Hinkle Maynard. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Thompson Cemetery by the Rev. Willard Jarrell. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Haley Thompson, Mrs. Taylor Thompson, both of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. George Maynard of Williamson, WV; one son by a former marriage, Chester Cyrus of route 2, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. George BeDell of Lakeville, OH; one brother, Milton Maynard of Kehoe, KY; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1958

 

VINSON, John J.

1871-1958

John J. Vinson, 87, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Esther Middleton, Portsmouth, OH. He was born December 1, 1871, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Lace and Vicie Ann Wiley Vinson. He was associated with the timber business. Funeral services will be conducted Friday February 7, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home and interment will be made in the Vinson Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Opal Kinstler and Mrs. Esther Middleton, both of Portsmouth, Mrs. Sadie Littleton of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Lucy Lay of Cleveland, OH; one son, Neil Vinson of Ellensboro, WV; one sister, Carrie Vinson, of Louisa; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The body will remain at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1958

 

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ADAMS, Ella M.

1886-1958

Miss Ella M. Adams, 71 years old of Webbville, KY, route 1, died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Young Funeral Home, here, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in the Adams Cemetery on Webbville, route 1. Miss Adams was born at Webbville, November 16, 1886, a daughter of the late William and Mattie Lyon Adams. Survivors include one brother, Frank Adams of Columbus, OH; a niece, Mrs. John Young of Webbville, route 1 and three nephews, Muncie Adams, of Black Foot, ID and Frank Ekers and Clyde Wellman of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1958

 

AUSTIN, Bill

1888-1958

Bill Austin, 70, of Ulysses, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday at 6:30 p.m. after an illness of three years. Mr. Austin was born at Ulysses, March 4, 1888, a son of the late Steve and Catherine Boyd Austin. A miner, he retired from the Mance and Long Coal Company after 30 years service. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Belle's Chapel Church at Georges Creek, by the Rev. Kelly Patton and Rev. Bruce Daniel. Burial was made in the Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa to the residence Monday. Surviving are the widow, Tiny Fitch Austin, to whom he had been married for 42 years, two daughters, Mrs. Grove Slone of Ulysses and Miss Garnet Austin of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Clayton Preston of Ulysses; three brothers, A. J., Thomas and Roy Austin, all of Ulysses; three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Henry M. Boyd, Bill Berry, Norman Slone, Fred Fitch, Arbie Fitch and W. M. Castle. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1958

 

BARKER, Valinda (Keaton)

1877-1958

Mrs. Valinda Keaton Barkers, 80, died Thursday, March 6, of a heart attack at her home on Route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Barker was born December 12, 1877, at Relief, KY., a daughter of the late Moveta and Rebecca Lester Keaton.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years.She had been married three times. Her first husband was Lige Smith and her second husband was W. J. Bond. both of them preceded her in death. She had been married to J. M. Barker, who survives, for the past 12 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church, Smokey Valley, with the Rev. Al Bradley of Relief officiating, assisted by the Rev. Willie Sparks of Maizie, KY.  Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery. Survivors other than the husband, J. M. Barker are two daughters, Mrs. T. N. Smith of Blaine, KY, and Mrs. Finley Hanks of Campton, KY one stepdaughter, Mrs. Parish Skaggs of Wheelersburg, O.; five sons, Harold Bond of Louisa, Charles Bond of Toledo, O., William Smith of Portsmouth, OH., Lige Smith of Paintsville, KY., and Ora Smith of Toledo; five sisters, Mrs. R. H. Ferguson and Mrs. John Cantrell of Relief, Mrs. Ira Smith of Van Lear, KY., Mrs. James Montgomery of Paintsville, and Mrs. Oscar Stapleton of West Van Lear; one brother, Louis Keaton of Paintsville; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were William Holt, Chester Bond, William Webb, Ray Smith, William Bond, Proctor Smith and James D. Smith.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of  Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

BEARSS, Fred J.

1895-1958

Fred J. Bearss of 308 Dallas Street, an Auburn, IN, resident for 42 years, died at the age of 62 at the Scared Heart hospital in Garrett, IN at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 of peritonitis. Mr. Bearss had been ill since February 20 and entered the hospital February 24. He underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital. Funeral services were conducted at an Auburn funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6 with Dr. Allan Hauck, pastor of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Auburn, officiating. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery near Auburn. Mr. Bearss was born in Hemlock, MI on July 19, 1895. He was employed as a laborer at the Auburn Foundry, Inc. He was a member of Co. K Third Regiment of Infantry of the Indiana National Guard and was discharged August 2, 1917. He was a member of the American Legion Post and the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Auburn. Survivors include four sons, Donald Bearss of Ashley, IN, Herman Bearss of San Mateo, CA, and Paul and Roger Bearss of Louisa, KY; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Childers of Waterloo, IN; a half-brother, Ralph Bearss of Pontiac, MI and a half-sister, Lena Faulkner. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1958

 

BRADLEY, James N.

1874-1958

James N. Bradley, 83, Louisa, died at 3 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Bradley was born May 12, 1874, at Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Waldeck Bradley. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Laura Adkins Bradley, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Denver Holbrook and Mrs. Nona Preece of Louisa; and Mrs. bill Rose of Columbus, OH; four sons, Charles of Yatesville, Milton of Ashland, Glen of Louisa, and Randall of Columbus; two brothers, Frank Bradley, Yatesville and Grover Bradley of Blaine; 31 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services  were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Yatesville Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Burial was made in the Bradley Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral, when it was taken to the church. Pallbearers were Tip Wheeler, Ed Johnson, Ed Riffe, Johnny Chaffin, Millard Crank, Raish Blankenship, Jr. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1958

 

BURCHETT, Alton C.

1892-1958

Alton C. Burchett, 65, a former resident of Lawrence county, died Tuesday morning, March 18, after an illness of several months. He was born in Lawrence County, September 19, 1892, a son of the late John C. and Julia (Bootie) Roberts Burchett. The family moved to Scioto County, OH in 1911 and since that time Mr. Burchett had resided at route 2, Lucasville, OH. He is survived by his widow, Ellen Hutchison Burchett; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Anderson, Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Rosie Keeton, Lucasville, and three sons, Oakley of Portsmouth, Willard J. of Sciotoville and Alton, Jr., of Palmetto, FL and 12 grandchildren. Two brothers also survive, Ovie Burchett and Earl Burchett, both of Route 2, Lucasville. Funeral services will be held today Thursday at 2 p.m. at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville with interment in the Long Run U. B. Cemetery near there. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1958

 

BURCHETT, Jessie (Hall)

1898-1958

Mrs. Jessie Burchett, 59 years old, of Louisa, KY, Star Route died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a. m.  Thursday (today) at the Dennis Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery on Louisa route 4.  Mrs. Burchett was born July 13, 1898, on Louisa Route 4, a daughter of Mrs. Belle Miles Hughes of Yatesville and the late George Hall. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, John Burchett, two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Christian of Lobata, WV and Mrs. George Hart of Columbus, OH; seven sons, Raymond Burchett of Yatesville, Willard Burchett of Oak Hill, OH, Jack Burchett of South Webster, OH, and Fred, George and Lawrence and Paul Burchett at home; five half-brothers,  Robert Hughes of Ashland, KY, Ora Hughes of Gallagher, WV, Jim and Woodrow Hughes of Louisa, route 4, two brothers, John Hall of Lousia, route 4, and Sink Hall of Yatesville and two sisters, Mrs. John Kitchen and Mrs. John Chaney of Louisa, route 4. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1958

 

BUSH, John W.

1879-1958

John W. Bush, 78, died at his home on Louisa route 4 at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after an illness of three years. Mr. Bush was born at Willard, KY, September 10, 1879, a son of the late Tivis and Laura Keller Bush. He was married 53 years ago to Mary Ann Cornwell, who survives. Mr. Bush was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Baker Chapel on Little Catt by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Surviving are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Highly, Bellefonte, KY, Mrs. Haskell Preece, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Orber Knox and Mrs. Charles Baskett, both of Middletown, OH; one son, John T. Bush of route 4, Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Enyart, Burbank, CA, Mrs. Lee Crum, West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Austin Howell, Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. B. D. Johnson, Pleasant Plain, OH; one brother, W. S. Bush, route 4, Louisa; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jay and Johnny Combs, Damer Kelley, Randell, Ted and Fred Smith. Big Sandy News, March 20,1 958

 

JOHNS, Taylor Vinson

Taylor Vinson Johns, 67, 207 Essex Drive, Ormond Beach, FL, died Sunday morning, February 23, at Ormond Beach hospital. He had lived there two years, going there from St. Clausville, OH. Before retirement, he was with the Dept. of Interior of the Federal Bureau of Mines. He was born in Louisa, and was a member of the Apperson Lodge, F & AM 195, Louisa. He was a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. February 24, at the Tourist Church, with the Rev. Gordon Potest officiating. Masonic services were conducted at 8 p.m. at Woodward-Lowther Chapel, Holly Hill, with Masonic Lodge 270 in charge. Burial was made in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington. Survivors include his widow, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Nickerson, Norfolk; four brothers, John B. of Louisa, Wallace of Redlands, CA, H. W. of Point Pleasant, WV, and Milton B. of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1958

 

LYON, Emma (Sparks)

1879-1958

Mrs. Emma Sparks Lyon, 78, former resident of Martha, KY, died at 10 p.m. Friday, February 21, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Stoops, Annapolis, MD. She had been ill for several years. Mrs. Lyon was born October 2, 1879, daughter of the late Reuben and Mary Curnutte Sparks of Martha, KY, pioneer settlers of that section. She was a teacher in the Lawrence County schools and will be well remembered by many of the older teachers here as well as former class mates and students. The deceased had resided in Ashland for the past 35 years until about a year ago when she and her husband, Alonzo B. Lyon, due to ill health went to Annapolis to live with their daughter. The body was returned to Ashland, KY where funeral rites were conducted from the Miller Funeral Home, Monday, February 24, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Clay Caudill officiating. Interment was made in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Lyon, a member of the Unity Baptist Church, is survived by the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Stoops of Annapolis; one son, Lionel O. Lyon of Belfast, MD; one brother, Dr. R. D. Sparks of West Liberty, KY and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1958

 

MCCLURE, Earl

1884-1958

Earl McClure, 73, of Fort Gay, formerly of Louisa, was fatally injured and his son and two other person were seriously injured in a two car collision Friday afternoon on U. S. route 52 in Cabell County, WV near the Wayne-Cabell County line. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Friday and Mr. McClure died around 6:30 p.m. at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Admitted to the Cabell-Huntington Hospital were Mrs. Ruth Stiltner, 28, of 792 Jackson Avenue, Huntington, who was in serious condition with back and possible head injuries, Ernest McClure, 46, son of the dead man, head injuries, and Harold Wellman, 41, of fort Gay, fractured knee, broken leg and a broken bone in the hand. State Trooper M. P. Koerner reported that the accident appeared to have occurred when a car driven by Mrs. Stiltner went off the road, onto the berm and swerved back into the road into the path of the car containing  the three men. It was driven by Mr. Wellman and was owned by Mr. McClure. both cars were a total loss. Mr. McClure was a son of the late L. T. and Elizabeth Cummings McClure, pioneer settlers of this section. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home, Huntington. The Rev. James T. Browning officiated. Burial followed in the Docks Creek Cemetery. Mr. McClure, who was retired, is survived by two brothers, Arch C. McClure of Louisa, KY and Dr. George McClure of Cincinnati, four daughters, Mrs. John Tollison and Mrs. Boyd Payne of Alabama, Mrs. Charles Boggess of Cincinnati and Mrs. Clyde Edwards of Huntington; two sons, Dr. L. T. McClure of Huntington and Ernest McClure of  Fort Gay and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1958

 

PARKER, Mary (Estep)

1876-1958

Mrs. Mary E. Parker, 81, of route 1, Louisa, died at the home of a nephew, William Estep, at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, March 6. She had been ill seven months. Mrs. Parker was born in Lawrence County, in 1876, a daughter of the late Manuel and Elizabeth Meade Estep. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Norris, KY Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Arlie Blackburn. Burial was made in Spencer Cemetery at Norris. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. A. J. Parker, whom she married six years ago; two stepsons, Willie B. Parker of Prestonsburg and Arnold Parker of St. Albans, WV; two half-sisters,  Mrs. Rose Ann Thompson of Indiana and Mrs. Martha Fraley of Thealka, KY and the nephew with whom she resided. Pallbearers were her neighbors. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

PENNINGTON, George S.

1927-1958

George S. Pennington, 31, a former resident of Louisa, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Pennington was born January 16, 1927, in Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Dennis and Goldie Goins Pennington. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Gap Church, Yatesville, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Harmon Cemetery at Cadmus. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Paul Kitchen, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Harvey LaFong, Troy, OH and Mrs. Mason Webb, LaGrange, OH; three brothers, James E. of Louisa, Raymond E. and Harold W. Pennington, both of Dayton; one half brother, Philip Riley, Dayton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1958

 

PERRY, Mary Malissa (Wells)

1876-1958

Mrs. Mary Malissa Perry, 81, well known and beloved woman, succumbed suddenly Sunday evening, March 9, at her home, Paintsville, KY where she had resided most of her life. The deceased, a daughter of the late William A. and Mary Hicks Wells, was born April 9, 1876, in Johnson County. Her husband, George C. Perry, preceded her in death. She was a longtime member and faithful worker in the Methodist Church and all its activities as well as civic organizations. She has many ward friend in Louisa, where she resided for more than seven years when her son, the Rev. Charles Perry, pastored the Louisa Methodist Church. She returned to her native town, Paintsville, September 1957, when Rev. Perry was transferred to the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the Mayo Methodist Church with the District Superintendent, dr. Homer Moore, Rev. O. M. Simmerman and Rev. C. F. Allen officiating. Interment was made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include three sons, Rev. Charles Perry and George C. Perry, of Paintsville and Albert Perry, of Cawood, KY; one sister, Mrs. George Walters, Shoals, KY; two brothers, John L. Wells and R. G. Wells, of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

PRESTON, Don B.

1891-1958

Don B. Preston, 66 years old of Chapman, KY who died Monday in a Huntington hospital will be buried in Green Lawn Cemetery here following funeral services at 1p .m. Thursday (today) at the Chapman Methodist Church. Mr. Preston, a merchant and farmer, was born at Georges Creek, KY, on November 6, 1891, a son of the late Frank and Nevada Preston. He was a member of the Chapman Methodist Church for 53 years and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Derecia McClure Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Duval of Baltimore, and Mrs. Granville Frazier of Seattle, WA; a son, Howard Preston of Chapman; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Daniel of River, KY and Mrs. Amy Whiteside of Charleston, WV; three brothers, Emmett Preston of Georges Creek, Everett Preston, Los Angeles, CA and James C. Preston, Portsmouth, OH and 3 grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church from the Young Funeral Home one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

ROBERTS, Grant

1875-1958

Grant Roberts, 82 years old of Louisa, KY, route 3, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Mr. Roberts, a farmer, was born March 20, 1875, at Willard, KY, a son of the late J. N. and Nancy Whitley Roberts. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Arlie Holbrook Roberts; one daughter, Mrs. Harlan Roberts of Louisa, route 3, Braidon Roberts of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Haws and Mrs. Martha Clark of St. Albans, WV; two brothers, Harrison Roberts of Louisa route 3, and Robert Roberts of Ashland, KY; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1958

 

SEXTON, Willie

1899-1958

Willie Sexton, 59 years old of Louisa, route 2, who died Monday at his home, will be buried in Greenlawn Cemetery following funeral rites at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Young Funeral Home, Oliver Hall of Hunter, KY, will officiate at the funeral home. Mr. Sexton was born at Lackey, KY, on January 17,1 899, a son of the late Green and Mandy Wicker Sexton, and had lived at Louisa for 26 years. He was a coal mine employee at McDowell, KY. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sylvia Cox Sexton; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Barry of Middletown, OH and Mrs. Jack Fickes of Columbus; three sons, Captain Norman Sexton with the Air Force at Langley Air Force Base, VA, Billy Sexton, Allen, KY and David Sexton, Columbus, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Shorty Bradshaw of Illinois, Mrs. Crocket Griffith of Mullins, KY, Mrs. James Jackson of Dayton, OH, Mrs. G. W. Adkins of Jenkins, KY, Mrs. Harry Weddington of Emma, KY, and Mrs. Jesse Massey of Marfolk, WV, four brothers, John Sexton of Hueysville, KY, Perry and Andrew Sexton, of Drift, KY and Hillard Sexton of McDowell, KY and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1958

 

SHANNON, Mrs. Bert

Mrs. Bert Shannon, 68, died March 13, in Orlando, FL, of pneumonia and other complications. She and her husband had resided there for four years. Mrs. Shannon was a former resident of Louisa, KY. Surviving are the husband, Bert Shannon, two sons, James Shannon, Cleveland, OH, Bert Shannon, Jr., Baltimore, MD, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Wilson, Orlando, FL and one stepson, Ray Shannon, Charleston, WV. Burial was made in Orlando, FL. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1958

 

TUCKER, George W.

George W. Tucker, 73, of Fort Gay, route 1, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at his home. A lifelong resident of the Fort Gay route 1 area, Mr. Tucker was a farmer. He was a son of the late Moses and Nancy Puckett Tucker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Tucker Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William H. Updyke of Warwick, VA; five sons, Hubert Tucker, serving in the Navy at Long Beach, CA, Paul Tucker of Rittman, OH, Roy Tucker of Fort Gay, route 1, Clyde Tucker of Barberton, OH, and Luther Tucker at home; one sister, Mrs. Robina Yates of Doty, WA and one brother, Tom Tucker of Huntington. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 27,1958

 

WELLMAN, Elizabeth (Atkins)

1875-1958

Mrs. Elizabeth Atkins Wellman, 83, well-known resident, died at her home at 305 N. Clay Street, at 10:15 a.m. Friday. She had been ill one month. Mrs. Wellman had been a lifelong resident of Louisa, born February 18, 1875, a daughter of the late Lewis and Lydia Holt Atkins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. K. E. Hill, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was made in Pinehill cemetery. Mrs. Wellman had been a member of the First Methodist Church here since childhood. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Eberhart of Alexandria, VA, and Mrs. P. N. Peterson of Englewood, FL; three sons, Kenneth Wellman of Louisa, Lucian Wellman of Los Angeles. Chief Petty Officer Vernon Wellman of Chula Vista, CA; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

WORKMAN, Eli

1885-1958

Eli Workman, 73, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died Sunday, March 9 in a local hospital. He had been ill for six months. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, WV by the Rev. Freeland Akers and the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was made in Lakin Cemetery. Mr. Workman was a lifelong resident of Prichard. He was born March 2, 1885. His parents were the late Perry and Nan Hoosier Workman. He and his wife, the former Cynthia Ball, had been married for 48 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving include the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Garnet Workman, at home and Mrs. Bill Newsome of Catlettsburg; six sons, Sherman and Herman Workman of Chapmanville, WV, Jay and Cecil Workman of Huntington, WV, Roy Workman of Greenup, KY and Raymond Workman of Prichard; four sisters, Mrs. Bert Ward of Dickson, WV, Mrs. Myrtle Jordan, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Luther Hodge, rout e1, Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Marion Bellomy, Kenova, WV; a brother, Willard Workman of Genoa, WV and 38 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1958

 

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BOGGS, Jay

1889-1958

Jay Boggs, 68 years old of Blaine, KY, who died Monday at his home following an illness of three months, was buried in the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine following funeral rites at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cain's Creek Free Will Baptist Church of which he had been a member for the past nine years. The Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Mr. Boggs, a farmer, was born April 7,1 889, a son of the late John W. and Sarah Frances Boggs. He and the former Miss Lillie Creech were married 47 years ago. She survives together with a daughter, Mrs. H. H. Bushong of San Antonio, TX; a son, Ova Boggs of Hilliards, OH; a sister, Mrs. John Slone of Summit, KY and 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1958

 

BRUMFIELD, Thomas Milton

1875-1958

Thomas Milton Brumfield, 82, of Louisa, route 4, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was made in the McDaniel Cemetery on Louisa, route 4. Mr. Brumfield, a farmer, was born May 27, 1875, a son of the late William and Mary Fannin Brumfield. He was married 57 years ago to the former Gertrude Smith, who survives. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Geroyd Coleman of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Clarence Crouch and Mrs. George Cooksey of Ashland; two sons, Clem Brumfield of Ashland, route 2, and Tracy Brumfield of Fallsburg and nine grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1958

 

BURCHETT, Doris Faye

Another victim, Doris Faye Burchett, 15 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Belvard  Burchett of Emma was found at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, approximately one mile down stream from the spot where the school bus went into the river about seven weeks ago when 26 children and their driver lost their lives. The body was found by Mr. Jones Kerr of Paris, KY and Col. Stanton P. Smith of Lexington, KY, who is with the National Guard. Mr. Kerr has been on the scene practically all the time since the tragedy occurred and this is the second body he has found. He donates his time, neglects his business, pays his own expenses, and gave up a vacation in Florida in order to assist in the search for the missing bodies. He declined the $1,000 reward for finding the body. Three others, Paulette Cline, James Goble and James L. Meade, Jr., are still missing. Last week the Big Sandy River gave up three bodies, victims of the nation's worst school bus tragedy. The body of Anna Laura Goble, age 9, sister of James Goble, was found Tuesday in the willows below Prestonsburg. The body of Katie Jarrell, 13, was discovered below Auxier, 10 miles from where the bus plunged into the river on February 28, and on Friday the body of 10 years old Montaine Jarvis was found. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1958

 

CONNER, Gussie (Sammons)

1909-1958

Mrs. Mike Conner, formerly Miss Gussie Sammons, of Wyandotte, MI, passed away at her home on March 26, 1958 at the age of 49. She was born June 18, 1909, in Lawrence County, KY and was the daughter of the late U. G. and Stella Frasure Sammons. She spent her early life on Griffith Creek where she was married to Mike Conner of Milton, WV later moving to Wyandotte, where she operated a beauty shopppe there until her health forced her to retire fifteen years ago and she had been on invalid since. During her illness she had become a devout Christian and had made many friends with her kind words and smiles for those less fortunate than she. Funeral services were held at the Taylor Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Aubrey Henderson officiating. Interment was made in the Michigan Memorial Park at Flat Rock, under the direction of Henry F. Thon funeral director. Survivors include the husband; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne Sammons of Wyandotte, Mrs. James Bush of Tallahassee, FL and Mrs. Frank Kamm of Huntsville, AL; three brothers, Roy and Fred Sammons of Wyandotte and T'/Sgt Linzy J. Sammons of San Antonio, TX; a stepmother Mrs. Elva Sammons, Columbus, OH; and an aunt, Mrs. Betty Perry of Louisa; and an uncle, Fred Sammons, Flat Rock, MI. Big Sandy News April 17, 1958

 

COPLEY, Debra Lyne

1957-1958

Debra Lyne Copley, five month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Copley of Webb, WV, was found dead in bed Friday morning April 18. She was born November 28, 1957 at Webb. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was made in the Copley Cemetery. Additional survivors include a sister, Donna Sue Copley, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Copley of route 1, Crum, WV and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Copley of Glen Hayes, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1958

 

COVINGTON, Neveda (Moore)

Mrs. Neveda Moore Covington, 85, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in a Ceredo nursing home after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in Moore Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Covington was born at Fallsburg on June 6, 1872, a daughter of the late David and Millie Layne Moore. Survivors include the husband, T. R. Covington; a sister, Mrs. Judy Collinsworth of Louisa, route 4, two nieces, Mrs. Vess Woods of Grundy, VA and Mrs. B. W. Whitt of Ashland; two nephews, Jay B. Moore of Louisa and Garland Webb of Ceredo. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. April 10, 1958

 

CRUM, Nancy Elizabeth (Atkins)

1877-1958

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Crum, 83, of Glen Hayes, WV, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa, KY hospital following an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Glen Hayes Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Petre. Mrs. Crum, widow of L. B. Crum, was born on July 1, 1877, daughter of the late James D. and Sarah Ann York Atkins. Before his death in 1939, she and her husband, owned and operated the Glen Hayes Mereantile Co. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emma Vinson of Louisa, route 2, one brother, Thomas D. Atkins of Huntington and three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, April 3, 1958

 

EARWOOD, Inez (Blankenship)

1911-1958

Mrs. Inez Blankenship Earwood, 46, wife of W. C. Earwood, Greenup, KY died at her home at 2:50 p.m. Monday after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Greenup Christian Church. The Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiated and burial followed in Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Earwood was born May 29, 1911, a daughter or Raish and Inez Ratcliff Blankenship of Louisa. She was born in Johnson County and taught school for a number of years in Lawrence and Greenup counties. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Hieneman, Greenup; one son, James William Earwood, at home, six sisters, Mrs. William Potter, Greenup, Mrs. Fred Maynard, Lloyd, KY, Mrs. Arthur Ruark, Greenup, Mrs. W. C. Walker, Toledo, OH, Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Miss Irene Blankenship, both of Louisa; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raish Blankenship of Louisa; two brothers, Raish Blankenship, Jr., and William Blankenship, both of Louisa. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1958

 

GOBLE, Anna Laura

Prestonsburg, KY--The Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River Tuesday gave up the body of another victim of the nation's worst school bus accident. A searching party spotted the legs and arms of 9 year old Anna Laura Goble tangles in willows below the West Prestonsburg bridge. Identification was made by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Goble, who lost three children, February 28 when the school bus carried 26 students and the driver to death in the river. Anna Laura's body had drifted 4 1/2 miles downstream from the scene of the tragic plunge. The find was made by James Hall, 25, of Martin, a volunteer searcher, and his uncle, Banner Hall, 50, also of Martin, both unemployed. The body of Anna Laura's brother, John , 11, was recovered, but that of James, 12, is among the six still missing. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1958

 

HARGIS, Ulysses G.

1921-1958

Ulysses G. Hargis, 37 years old of Jewell Ridge, VA, was found dead in bed at his home Sunday morning. He had been in ill health since being injured in a mine accident 8 years ago. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Shannon Cemetery on Louisa route 5, by the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Roland Justice. Mr. Hargis was born on January 8, 1921, a son of James and Irma Shannon Hargis, of Louisa route 1. Additional survivors include the widow, Margaret Fargano Hargis; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Shumaker of Hampton, VA, Mrs. Kelly Hunter of Delphia, KY, Mrs. Otis Brown of Pilgrim Knob, VA and Mrs. Bob Calvin of Louisa, route 1 and three brothers, Ezra Hargis of Alexandria, VA, Bob Hargis of Flint, MI and Lynn Hargis of Louisa route 1. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1958

 

HEWLETT, David Allen

1879-1958

The Rev. Dave Allen Hewlett, 78, of Fallsburg, KY, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Savage Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. R. S. Derifield of Catlettsburg, and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Hewlett Cemetery at Yatesville. Pallbearers were Howard Diamond, John Damron, John Cooksey, Bill Frazier, Ted Savage, Lon Church and Clyde Martin. Rev. Hewlett, a Methodist minister, had served churches in Greenup and Lawrence counties for the past 40 years. He was born on April 9, 1879, at Yatesville, a son of the late Hardin Ballard and Florence Short Hewlett. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maggie Brainard Hewlett; two daughters, Mrs. Andre DeLaro of Dayton, and Mrs. Chester Mullins of Portsmouth, OH; four sons, Sam Hewlett of Charleston, WV, James Hewlett of Huntington, and Garland and Dallis Hewlett of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Noll Wellman of Chattaroy, WV; three brothers, Milton and Birch Hewlett of Yatesville and Clifford Hewlett of Louisa, route 4 and 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 10,1 958

 

KELLEY, Cindy Jane

1958-1958

Cindy Jane Kelley, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kelley, of 322 Prospect Street, Huntington, died Sunday in a hospital there. the mother is the former Miss Florence Day, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Day of Perth, Australia. the father is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley of Fort Gay. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Kelley Cemetery, Glenhayes, WV. the body was a the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Surviving in addition to the parents and the grandparents are two brothers, ronnie and David Kelley, at home. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1958

 

KITCHEN, Mary Alice (Browning)

1885-1958

Mrs. Mary Alice Kitchen, 72, of Dennis, KY, died Thursday, March 27 at 1 a.m. in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two months. Mrs. Kitchen was born June 18, 1885, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Matthew and Alice Dyer Browning. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Rev. Fred Vanhorn, Rev. Jack Perry and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Kitchen family cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bill Mack of Mahan, WV, and Mrs. Jimmy Webb of Louisa Star Route, two sons, Major Kenneth Kitchen, stationed with the U. S. Army in Paris, France and Walter Kitchen, at home; a sister, Mrs. Tivis Wright of Louisa Star route; two brothers, George Browning of Logan, WV and Charles Browning of Ashland; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1958

 

MCCLURE, Laura Belle (Childers)

1915-1958

Laura Belle Childers McClure, 42, Massillon, OH, where she had resided the past four years and prior to that lived at Fort Thomas, KY, for 12 years, passed away April 22, at a Canton, OH hospital where she had been a patient for the past ten days. She was born October 10, 1915, at Gallup, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Lou Belcher Childers and the late W. T. Childers. She was a graduate of Berea College and had worked in the Aulton Hospital, Canton, OH for four years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the former home of Mr. and Mrs. John J. McClure, Patrick Gap, route 1, Louisa with the Rev. A. L. Moore, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church officiating. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Chapman, KY for 25 years. The body will arrive at Louisa Friday morning at 7:45 a.m. and friends may call at the Curtright Funeral Home after 9 on Friday. She is survived by the husband, Harry R. McClure; the mother, Mrs. Lou Belcher Childers of Gallup; four sisters, Mrs. Riley Shannon, Gallup, Mrs. Ollie Shannon of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ray McGinnis, Wyandotte, MI, and Mrs. A. L. Hayes, McKee, KY; three brothers, Don W. Childers of Covington, KY, Guy Childers, of Blanchester, OH and William Lace Childers of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1958

 

PARKER, Andrew Jackson

1875-1958

Andrew Jackson Parker, 81, a life-long farmer of route 1, Louisa, died Friday at the residence of a sister, Mrs. W. M. Shannon following an illness of one week. Mr. Parker was born at Louisa, route 1, September 18, 1875, a son of the late Samuel J. and Polly Berry Parker. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Moore's Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Grant York officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Arnold J. Parker of St. Albans, WV and Willie B. Parker of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1958

 

PICKLESIMER, Robert Garfield

1889-1958

Robert Garfield Picklesimer, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a local hospital Wednesday morning 5:15 after an illness of one year. He had been hospitalized about 10 days. The deceased was born at Davis, Johnson County, KY, October 15, 1889, a son of the late John W. and Sarah Blevins Picklesimer. He was a former employee of the N. and W. Railway before his retirement nine years ago. His first wife, Polly Damron Picklesimer, died in 1932. He later married Myrtle Maynard Picklesimer, who survives. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Salt Petre, WV Baptist Church, with the Rev. Burl Taylor, pastor of the Fort Gay Baptist Church, officiating. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, today, Thursday at 2 p.m. to the home on route 2 Fort Gay. Besides the widow, he is survived by two sons, Lonnie Picklesimer, of North Kenova, OH and Elmer Picklesimer of Big Prairie, OH; one stepdaughter, Mrs. D. A. Criddle of Hines, WV; one stepson, Roger L. McKenzie of Shelby, OH; seven brothers, Martin, Belfry, KY, Fred of Radnor, WV, Charlie of Merrimac, WV, Dennis, route 2, Louisa, Buster and Bruce of Matewan, WV, James of Staffordsville, KY and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1958

 

RATCLIFFE, Lee Roy

1932-1958

Lee Roy Ratcliffe, 25 years old of Glenhayes, WV, died Tuesday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial will be in the Ratcliffe Cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. Ratcliffe served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was born September 26, 1932, a son of Dan B. and Nevada Simmons Ratcliffe of Glenhayes. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Ratcliffe; a daughter, Karen Sue Ratcliffe at home; one son, Charles Ray Ratcliffe at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Maynard of Detroit and Mrs. Jack Maynard of Glenhayes, and two brothers, Bill Ratcliffe of Glenhayes and Pearl Ratcliffe of Mount Clements, MI. The body was taken to the home of the parents Wednesday morning from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1958

 

REYNOLDS, John O.

1919-1958

John O. Reynolds, Jr., 39, of 2174 Allen Creek Dr., Columbus, OH, former resident of Skaggs, KY, was fatally injured Thursday, March 27, while at work at the Columbus Rendering Company where he was employed. Mr. Reynolds was electrocuted when a piece of metal pipe which he was handling came in contact with a high voltage wire. He was born at Ashland, KY, March 14, 1919, a son of the late John Oliver and Bertie Marie Rose Reynolds. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of the father-in-law, Dewey Vanover, Skaggs, KY. the Rev. Norval Vanover officiated and burial was made in Vanover Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ann Vanover Reynolds; a daughter, Miss Judy Vanover at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Hubbs of Miami, FL and Mrs. George Ouroke, of Portsmouth, OH and one brother, James C. Reynolds of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1958

 

RIFFE, Margaret (Yates)

1873-1958

Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) Yates Riffe, 84 years old, and one of Louisa's well-known and beloved women, succumbed at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at her home, 202 Madison Street. Mrs. Riffe, a native Louisan, was a member of one of Eastern Kentucky's prominent families. She was born May 17,1 873, and was a daughter of the late John William and Julia Franklin Yates, pioneer settlers here. "Aunt Maggie", as she was affectionately known, had been in failing health for the past few years, but her genial nature always remained the same toward her host of friends. She had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church since girlhood and was a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service for several years. She was married to Billy Riffe, former county judge, for 58 years, who survives.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Moore, Pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church and the Rev. J. C. Hager, pastor of Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors, other than the husband, are two sons, Dan Riffe of Lexington, KY and John W. Riffe, of Huntington, WV; three sisters, Mrs. T. L. Muncaster, Mrs. William Mason of Deland, FL and Mrs. Carl Reynolds of Richmond, VA; three granddaughters, Mrs. Joseph Hysell, Mrs. Elizabeth Dokken and Miss Judith Riffe, all of Lexington, KY; and two grandsons,  John W. Riffe, Jr., and George Thomas Riffe, of Huntington and 9 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dana Harless, Ed Land, M. S. Rice, Chesley Wright, Robert Stanfill and W. a. Patton. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1958

 

WEBB, Emma (Webb)

1872-1958

Mrs. Emma Webb, 85, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday evening in a local hospital following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Webb was born September 12, 1872, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Sarah Smith Webb. Her husband, Bert Webb, preceded her in death in 1942. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Lynch Church, Salt Petre, WV with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating, assisted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sam Parsons, of Fort Gay and Mrs. Oscar Webb of Salt Petre; two sons, Arnold Webb of Fort Gay and John Webb of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Cora Pauley of Fort Gay; one brother, Pierce Webb of Fort Gay; 39 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Webb of Salt Petre. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1958

 

WELLMAN, Jay

1887-1958

Jay Wellman, 70, of Webbville, route 1, who died Thursday, March 20, in a Columbus hospital, was buried in the Wellman Cemetery route 1, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Adams and Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Mr. Wellman was born October 22, 1887, a son of the late Joseph and Alice Adams Wellman of Irad, KY. He married Flossie Spillman, in 1919. Mr. Wellman was a retired farmer. Surviving in addition to the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Harris Adkins and Miss Mary Wellman of Columbus; six sons, Kenneth, Lucian G., Earl and Lonzo Wellman, Columbus, and Loren and Buell Wellman of Reynoldsburg, OH and 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Junior Ray Diamond, Jay Compton, Proctor Wellman, Junior Jobe, W. H. Adams, and Bradley Wellman. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1958

 

WHEELER, Lucina

1881-1958

Miss Lucina Wheeler, 77 years old of Wilbur, KY, who was found dead at the home Saturday was buried in Wheeler Cemetery following funeral rites at the home at 10 a.m. Monday. The Young Funeral Home was in charge. Miss Wheeler was born at Wilbur on January 11, 1881. Her parents were the late Oliver and Mandy Terry Wheeler. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Alfred Chandler of Ashland and five brothers, James Wheeler of Charley, KY, Josh and Millard Wheeler of Wilbur, John Wheeler of Ohio, and Garfield Wheeler of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1958

 

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AKERS, William

1869-1958

William P. (Billy) Akers, 88, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died in a Louisa hospital at 2:05 a.m. Monday following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Akers formerly lived at Fort Gay, route 1, but had been a resident of Prichard for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. Mr. Akers was born at Prichard, Wayne County, WV, October 12, 1869, a son of the late James and Jane Crabtree Akers and was a retired farmer. His first wife, the former Eliza Staires, died in 1939 and his second wife, the former Margaret Ratcliff, preceded him in death May 2, 1957. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Community Free Will Baptist Church, Prichard, with the Rev. Don Masters officiating. Burial was made in the Lakin Cemetery, Fort Gay route 1, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The body was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George A. Wellman of Prichard at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Surviving in addition to the one daughter, are two sons, Rev. Freeland Akers and Fred Akers, both of Prichard; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dock Akers of Ohio; a stepson, Harlin Perry of Rittman, OH; one sister, Mrs. Plina Webb, Ceredo, WV; one brother, the Rev. Jimmy Akers of Fort Gay, route 1, 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1958

 

BOGGS, Ova O.

1906-1958

Ova O. Boggs, 52, of Blaine, KY, father of 11 children, was crushed to death in a pumping station at the Ashland Oil and Refining Co's Martha District facilities Monday. The A O & R employee was apparently attempting to adjust a power belt on the motor of the pump when his clothing caught in the machinery. He was pulled into the motor flywheel and officials said he was killed almost instantly. The death was ruled accidental by Lawrence County Coroner Dana Harless. Boggs' body was found about 10 a.m. by another employee, Paul Wayne Ross, who noticed the pump motor had stopped as he was working nearby. He was born January 29, 1906, at Blaine, a son of the late Hanible H. and Cora Florence Boggs. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Willie Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Angie

Greene Boggs, seven daughters, Mrs. Arlie Moore of Flat Gap, KY and Martha Virginia, Frances Lucille, Helen Nadine, Patricia Maxine, Bonnie Arlene and Roxann, at home; four sons, Beecher Harold, Ocie Garrel, David Philip and Walter Vinson, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Clifford Baker of Brunswick, WV, Mrs. Orbin Dials of Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Bernard Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. William Pickrell of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Hargis Ferguson, and Miss Sylvia Boggs of Blaine; three brothers, Delbert Boggs of Blaine, Russell Boggs, of Hylton, KY, and Beecher Boggs of Pueblo, CO; and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

BROWNING, Charles B.

1900-1958

Charles B. Browning, 57, of 1107 West Ridge Street, Ashland, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an illness of one year. Mr. Browning, formerly of Louisa, was born July 25, 1900, and had been a resident of Ashland for 32 years. He was a son of the late Matt and Alice Browning. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rosie Lee Hester Browning; two sons, Charles E. Browning of Cleveland, OH and Russell E. Browning at home; a stepson, Curtis Sparks at home, one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Stewart, Cleveland, OH and one brother, George Browning, of Logan, WV, and one sister, Mrs. Rosie Wright, of Louisa; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Crum Chapel, where the body was removed one hour before the services. the Rev. Ed Marshall, assisted by the Rev. Owen M. Miller, officiated and burial was made in the family cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1958

 

BUTLER, Emma (Rice)

1884-1958

Mrs. Emma Butler, 73, Columbus, OH, a former resident of Lawrence County, died Wednesday May 21, in Columbus. Mrs. Butler was born May 31, 1884, in Cherokee, Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late James M. and Elizabeth Ferguson Rice. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Butler, Columbus, and Mrs. Charles Sanders, London, OH; three sons, R. LO. Butler, Ashland, KY, Vernon and Elwood Butler, Columbus; five sisters, Mrs. N. K. Witten, Kenova, WV, Mrs. J. D. Isaacs, Columbus, Mrs. E. S. Boggs, South Shore, KY, Mrs. C. L. Gayhart and Mrs. I. H. Richards, Ashland, one brother, John Rice, South Shore; one half sister, Mrs. Rebecca Bloss, Huntington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Church in Greenup County, KY, by the Rev. Omer Miller. Burial was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1958

 

CAREY, Lys M.

1873-1958

Lys M. Carey, 84, passed away Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Ratcliff of Rush, KY, where he had resided the past two months. He formerly lived at Louisa practically all his life. His wife, Lutie Wilson Carey, preceded him in death in 1931. He was born at Gallup, KY, November 3, 1873, a son of the late William M. and Emily Layne Burgess Carey, pioneer settlers of that section. He was with the U. S. Government at the Chapman Locks for a number of years and was with the Carey-Reid Construction Company of Lexington, KY and was retired seven years. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday and burial will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ratcliff; two sisters, Mrs. D. J. Burchett, Louisa and Mrs. George Roberts, of Memphis, TN; 11 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

CARTER, Gertrude

1890-1958

Mrs. Gertrude Carter, 67, of 307 Pike Street, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, at 1 a.m. Saturday after an illness of four days, following a stroke. Mrs. Carter was born July 31, 1890, in Nova Scotia, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Gilm Gilmour. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kelly Patton. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Carter had been a member of the Baptist Church 41 years. She was married to George R. Carter 37 years ago. They formerly resided on Irish Creek, moving to Louisa 10 years ago. Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Chester Thompson, of Fulton, OH, Mrs. Paul Barch of Roseville, MI, Mrs. Henry Sanders of London, OH, Mrs. Donald Heston of West Jefferson, OH, and Mrs. Otchel Salyers of route 3, Louisa; two sons, Geiger Carter of Dunlap, KY, and the Rev. Robert Ward of Mt. Airy, NC; three sisters, Mrs. William Hatchberg of Sanford, ME, Mrs. James Young of Riverside, route 1, and Mrs. John W. Eden of Miami, FL; one brother, Frederick Gilmour of Santa Barbara, CA; 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

CARTER, Mitchell

Mitchell Carter, 44, of Columbus, OH formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Tuesday, May 6, of a heart attack in Columbus. He was  born at Louisa, route 1, a son of John Carter of Louisa, and the late Mrs. Leota Wallace Carter and was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery, Adams, KY. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Martha Lee Dionne of Detroit, and one brother, Clyde Chester Carter of Columbus; three daughters, Judy, Dianne, Leota and one son, Gary all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1958

 

CHURCH, Rebecca (Bryant)

Mrs. Rebecca Bryant Church, 85, of Cherokee, Lawrence county, KY, who died Saturday in an Ashland hospital was buried Monday in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, East Ashland, following funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Sandy City Free Will Baptist Church in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Jay Duvall and the Rev. ? C. Welch. The body was removed from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Emory Fannin. Surviving are the husband, the Rev. J. M. Church; two sons, Harry Church, Flatwoods, and Lawrence Church, Cherokee; two other daughters, Mrs. Leonard Klather, Buchanan, and Mrs. Lewis Smith of Rush; 40 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

CLAY, Bertha (Wooten)

1895-1958

Bertha Wooten Clay, 63, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died in the St. Mary's Hospital, Nelsonville, OH on May 12, 1958, following complications arising from a broken hip sustained at her home in Dyesville, OH. She was born March 30, 1895, near Hulette, KY, a daughter of the late William and Martha Wooten. She married T. G. Clay, June 7, 1923. Mrs. Clay had been a member of the Methodist Church since early womanhood and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Survivors include the husband, four children, Ben Garland of Dyesville, OH, Charles William of Mansfield, OH,Betty Ruth Verigan, Springfield, OH, and Warren Douglas, Dyesville;  one stepdaughter, Leah C. Robinson, Mansfield; two brothers, Isaac Wooten, Carpenter, OH and Thomas Wooten, Washington, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Frasher, Louisa, KY and Mrs. Cora Moore, Carpenter, OH and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 29,1 958

 

CLEVENGER, Elbert M.

1871-1958

Elbert M. Clevenger, 86, died at his home at Webbville, route 1, on Wednesday, April 30, at 11:15 p.m. following an extended illness. Mr. Clevenger was a retired merchant and was postmaster at Webbville for 50 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was born at Adams, KY, August 5, 1871. Funeral rites were held Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m. at Polley's Chapel Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Eliza Holbrook Clevenger to whom he had been married 55 years; one daughter, Mrs. Roland Miller of Columbus, OH; six sons, Lando, Thomas H. and Donald Clevenger of Columbus, Luther Clevenger of Catlettsburg, Conn Clevenger of Braeholm, WV and Leo Clevenger of Hitchins, KY; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1958

 

CLINE, Paulette

The last of the young victims of the Floyd County school bus disaster was buried Monday. Burial of 9 year old Paulette Cline whose younger sister also became a victim of the tragedy that claimed 27 lives, was conducted after funeral services at Moore Funeral Home in Prestonsburg. Some 150 persons, including about 25 of Paulette's classmates at Prestonsburg Grade School attended the rites. The sealed casket lay among more than 50 floral pieces. Paulette's body was the last of the 27 to be found in the Big Sandy River into which the school bus plunged last February 28. From that time to the final discovery late Saturday, searchers, including National Guardsmen, kept a constant vigil by the stream. Paulette was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Cline, of Lancer. The body of her sister, Sandra Faye, 8, was among the 15 found inside the bus when it was pulled from the river two days after the shocking tragedy. Like the 11 victims found since March 2, Paulette was given a $1,000  funeral paid from funds donated by sympathizers. More than $55,000 has been contributed. Burl Spurlock, president of the First National Bank, Prestonsburg, and chairman of the disaster fund committee, said remaining funds would be divided equally among the families of the 27 victims. Meanwhile, a special court of inquiry was scheduled to convene on Tuesday to investigate the disaster. The hearing was recommended by the Floyd County Grand Jury, which last week reported that it heard conflicting testimony about the accident. On Wednesday, April 30, the Big Sandy River yielded the body of 12 year old James Edward Goble, to his father. James B. Goble, Cow Creek, who lost another son and a daughter in the tragedy, personally took the body of his son from the water about 1 1/2 miles below the point where the bus plunged into the river. The father himself and 74 years old Will Goodman, of Emma, discovered the body of his son, and took the body to a funeral home there. "Look, there's my boy!" Goble suddenly said as he and Goodman were traveling upstream by motorboat. He recognized from a distance of perhaps 50 yards his son's belt. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1958

 

COLLINSWORTH, Laura (Maynard)

1883-1958

Mrs. Laura Maynard Collinsworth, 74 years old of Louisa, route 4, died at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Clark Ratcliff of Fallsburg, KY, Monday May 19, at 1:40 p.m. after an illness of two years. She had made her home with Mrs. Ratcliff for the past six months. Her husband, Jeff Collinsworth, died in 1947, and Mrs. Collinsworth operated his farm on Route 4, Louisa until 1956. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. (today) Thursday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial will be in the Collinsworth Cemetery on Louisa route 4. Mrs. Collinsworth was born on August 19, 1883, at German, KY, daughter of the late Elijah and Susan Taylor Maynard. She had been a member of the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. B. May, route 4, Louisa; two sons, Thomas Collinsworth of Louisa, route 4 and Henry Collinsworth, of Catlettsburg, KY; a brother, Taulba Maynard, Catlettsburg, route 1; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

DILLEY, Grace (Skeens)

1883-1958

Mrs. Grace Skeens Dilley, 74, of Fallsburg, KY, died in the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland, Monday at 2:10 p.m. after an illness of three years. Mrs. Dilley was born August 10, 1883, at Fallsburg, where she lived all her life. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Dilley had been a member of the Methodist Church for 51 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. Harold Carter of Ashland; two sons, Clarence and Earl Dilley, both of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Skeens of Louisville and Mrs. Henry Crum of Ashland and four grandchildren. Her husband, Clarence S. Dilley, died in 1934. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

FRASHER, Elizabeth (Maynard)

1884-1958

Mrs. Elizabeth Maynard Frasher, 73, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa Hospital at 7 a.m. Monday after an illness of one week. She had resided in Fort Gay 47 years. Mrs. Frasher, widow of Charlie Frasher, formerly taught school in Lawrence County, KY and Wayne County, WV. She was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Mrs. Frasher was born December 7, 1884, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Josephine Bearie Maynard. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Taylor W. Hayes. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Lace Frasher of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Art Kern of Toledo, OH, one brother, Jolliffe Maynard of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home here and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1958

 

HALE, James W.

1903-1958

James W. Hale, 54, Detroit, MI, a former resident of Ashland and Louisa, died Saturday at 3 p.m. in a Michigan hospital following a lingering illness. He was born in Louisa, December 6, 1903, a son of the late George W. and Lucretia Mellon Hale. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Karl Hill, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, James and George B. Hale, Baltimore, MD and a daughter, Mrs. Cinda Ford, also of Baltimore, a sister, Mrs. J. S. Hinkle, Louisa and a brother, W. H. Hale, Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1958

 

HOCKLEY, Clara (Keaton)

Mrs. Clara Keaton Hockley, 83, a prominent resident of Grayson and mother of Mrs. K. F. Wooten of Louisa, died Wednesday evening, April 16, 9:30 p.m. at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY, following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Hockley was born at Iron Hill, KY, a daughter of the late Nelson and Mary Huff Keaton. She was an active member of Grayson Church of Christ and had lived in Grayson for the past 33 years. She was the widow of G. F. Hockley. Survivors include three sons, Fred and Claude Hockley of Route 3, Grayson, Lloyd Hockley of Grayson and the daughter, Mrs. Wooten, Louisa; one brother, Mr. E. F. Keaton of New Holland, OH. Funeral rites were conducted Friday, April 18, from the Grayson Church of Christ with the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Thurman, officiating. Interment was made in the Grayson Memorial Park under the direction of Malone Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

LAKIN, Erie (Christian)

1875-1958

Mrs. Erie Lakin, 82, of Prichard, route 1, WV, who died Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Frazier, of Fort Gay, was buried in Lakin Cemetery on Prichard route 1, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Mrs. Lakin was born September 22, 1875, a daughter of the late Anderville and Mary Jane Osborne Christian. Survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Jennings Cyrus of Kenova, Mrs. D. P. Boyd of Falls Church, VA, Mrs. Fletcher Workman of Wayne route 1, and Miss Pauline Lakin at home; one son, Herman Lakin, of Buena Vista, OH; one brother, Dwight Christian of Fort Gay route 1 and 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home and to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1958

 

MARCUM, James

James Marcum, 48, of Louisa, route 5, was killed instantly about 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, when his car ran over an embankment on Kentucky route 3 about 11 miles south of Louisa. Marcum, a linesman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway for the past 12 years, reportedly was enroute to his home at Route 5, Louisa, when the accident occurred. The accident caused the second traffic fatality in Lawrence county this year, according to Kentucky State Police who investigated the mishap. The victim was born on route 5, Louisa, a son of Henry B. Marcum and the late Nancy Endicott Marcum. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Friendship Church on route 5, by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was made in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery, also on route 5. Surviving are the widow, Minnie Whitt Marcum, the father of Louisa; four daughters, Melva Lee, Betty E., Florina May and Ruth Ellen Marcum, all at home; six sons, Arnold Lee and Julius Marcum, both of Louisa, James B. Marcum of Florida and Roy C., Frank and Harold Marcum all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Asa Pack, Mrs. Andy Triplett, and Mrs. Gordon Hammonds, all of Louisa; and Miss Mary Marcum, at home; five brothers, Everett, Walter and Earl Marcum, all of Louisa, Semon Marcum of Oceana, WV and John R. Marcum of Wallbridge, OH and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

MCCOY, Delfield

1886-1958

Delfield (Dee) McCoy, 72, died in a Louisa hospital at 11:20 p.m. Friday after an illness of one year. Mr. McCoy, formerly lived in Williamson, WV and moved to Louisa 14 years ago. He was born in Garrett Bend, Lincoln County, WV, February 21, 1886, a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Hayzlett McCoy. He was married to Sarah Francis McCoy 46 years ago. She survives him. Mr. McCoy was employed as an engineer by the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. for about 50 years before his retirement six years ago. He was a member of the O'Brien Masonic Lodge No. 140 of Williamson, the Baptist Church for 35 years, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery at Williamson, WV. Graveside rites were conducted by the Masonic Order. Surviving are the widow; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Crawford of Williamson and Mrs. Bill Hazen of Philadelphia, PA, two brothers, Henry and Ernest McCoy both of Garrett Ben, WV; four nieces and one nephew. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1958

 

MCGUIRE, Ida Mae (Hewlett)

1879-1958

Mrs. Ida Mae Hewlett McGuire, 79 years old of Louisa, route 4, who died at her home Saturday following an extended illness, was buried in the family cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Louisa First Baptist Church. The Rev. William W. Moore, the Rev. J. C. Hager, and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiated. She was born March 14, 1879, at Louisa route 4, and lived her entire life in that area. She was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Lakin Hewlett, and the widow of George R. McGuire, who was killed by a train, September 16, 1955. She was a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ray Cooksey of Ashland, route 1, six sons, James T. McGuire of Covington, KY, William H. and Milton McGuire , both of Catlettsburg, E. R. McGuire of Mt. Sterling, KY, George R. McGuire, Jr., of Ashland, and Ernest McGuire, of Louisa route 4 and 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1958

 

MEADE, James L.

The 25th victim of the February 28 school bus tragedy near Lancer, KY, was recovered at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, as the body of 9 year old James L. Meade, Jr., was spotted by watchers at the West Portsmouth bridge. Body of the boy was removed from the river at a point a short distance above the new high school building, Prestonsburg, by two National Guardsmen, Sp/3 James P. Scals and Pvt. Wayne Hopkins, both of Lexington and members of the 138th Searchlight Bn., and two employees of the Floyd County Board of Education, Dexter Baldridge and Hershell Turner. Finding the child revived hopes of searchers who had worked without result since the Wednesday before when the body of Doris Fay Burchett was found, The four men will make no claim to the $1,000 reward posted for the recovery of each victim of the tragedy. The day and night search of the river was in its 56th day, April 23. Yet to be found are the bodies of Paulette Cline, 9, and James Edward Goble, 12. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

MILLER, Alice (Pack)

1871-1958

Mrs. Alice Pack Miller, 87, of route 1, Catlettsburg, KY, died at her home in the Paddle Creek section at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, after an extended illness. She was the widow of Freeland Miller who died in 1929. Born in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of George W. and Emmaline Young Pack. She had been a resident of Boyd County since 1918, going there from Ulysses, Lawrence County, KY. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of England Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the England Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. C. C. Lett, Kenova, and the Rev. John Hicks, Catlettsburg, officiating. The body was removed from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home to the residence of a son, Mark Miller on Paddle Creek, and was taken to the church at 12 noon on Thursday. Surviving are three other sons, Scott Miller, Springfield, OH, Fariet Miller, Columbus, and Ora Miller of Catlettsburg, four daughters, Mrs. Vina Scarberry, route 1, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Gracie Neal, Buchanan, Mrs. Alda Hill, Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Mary Ison, Columbus; three brothers, Ben Pack, route 1, Catlettsburg, Noah Pack, Ashland, and Walter Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hensley, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Dosha Hensley, route 1, Catlettsburg; 36 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

PICKRELL, Sophia (Muncy)

Mrs. Sophia Muncy Pickrell, 85, route 1, Louisa, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an illness of one year. Mrs. Pickrell was born at Route 1, Louisa, February 1, 1873, daughter of the late Addison and Virginia Hutchinson Muncy. Her husband, Milton, died in 1937. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. Karl E. Hill. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Wesley, Edgerton, WV, Mrs. Paul Diamond, Ashland, Misses Lela and Carrie Pickrell, Huntington, one son, Chester M. Pickrell, Tulsa, OK; one sister, Miss Emma Muncy, route 3, Louisa, one brother, E. W. Muncy, Ashland; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

SPARKS, Willie

1893-1958

Willie Sparks, 65, of Minford, OH, route 1, passed away at his home, at 12:56 p.m. Friday, April 11, following an illness of two years. He was born January 3, 1893, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Rev. Lincoln and Nan Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of the Long Run Free Will Baptist Church and was employed by Detroit Steel Corporation in the yard department. He had been employed at the steel mill for 43 years. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union. Funeral services were conducted at the Long Run Free Will Baptist Church, Tuesday, April 15th with the Rev. Franklin Harness and the Rev. E. T. Carter officiating. Burial was made in Memorial Burial Park at Wheelersburg, OH. Surviving are his widow, Carrie Hale Sparks, whom he married August 17,1 917, a son, Clarence Edward of Minford, OH a daughter, Charity Jane, at home; two grandsons, stepmother, Mrs. Jane Sparks of Hannah, KY; seven brothers, James Harlan of route 6, Portsmouth, OH, Alger of 4234 Pine Street, New Boston, OH, Samuel Thomas of Lucasville, OH, route 2, John Henry of Baltimore, MD, Eugene and Russell both of Hannah, KY and Virgil of Port Sulphur, LA; six sisters, Lulu Sparks of 1214 Third Street, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Mary Figlolo, 1405 Summit Street, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Martha Meeks, 1909 Robinson Ave., Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lucy Salyers of Hannah, KY, and Mrs. Minnie Moore, 2709 Longview Ave., West Portsmouth, OH. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sons, a daughter, a brother and a stepsister. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

STUMP, James W.

1876-1958

James William Stump, 331 West Third Street, died at the Mansfield, OH General Hospital Wednesday morning, May 14, following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan, KY, March 27, 1876, he had been a resident of Mansfield for the past 25 years. He was a retired employee of Martin Steel Products and was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church. The deceased was a brother in law of Mrs. Margaret See Stump of Louisa and his widow is a sister of Mrs. Ed Walker and Mrs. Alvis See. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia See Stump, a native of Lawrence County, two sons, Roy J. Stump of Mansfield and Floyd C. Stump of Huntington, WV; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home, Friday at 1 p.m. by Dr. W. M. Taylor, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist Church. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park. Mr. and Mrs. Stump celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 4, this year. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Alvis See and Mrs. Ed Walker. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

THOMPSON, John W.

1873-1958

John W. Thompson, 84, died Saturday, March 8, 1958, at 8 p.m. at his home, Cordell, KY, where he had resided all his life. He was born at Cordell, June 16, 1873, a son of the late Lewis and Nancy Clark Thompson. His first wife, Genna Kee Thompson, died July 13, 1915 and his second wife, Ethel Pack Thompson, survives. Other survivors, besides the widow, include nine sons, Charley of Louisville, KY, Walker of Wilbur, KY, Walter of London, OH, Henry, Lewis, Bob and Fred, all of Columbus, OH, Frank of Finley, OH and Arnold at home; six daughters, Etta Arnold, of Louisville, Hatta Thompson, Blaine, Velva DeLong and Lora White, of Columbus, OH, Nancy Rollings of Charleston, WV, and Betty Malice, Miami, FL; 46 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at his home at Cordell with the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating, on March 11 at 2 p.m. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Cordell. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1958

 

VANOVER, John

John Vanover, 67 years old, of Rush, KY, route 1, who died Wednesday night of last week at his home was buried in the Ross Cemetery on Garner Creek following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Mr. Vanover, a retired farmer, was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Arch and Liddie Coalgrove Vanover. He was a deacon of the Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louella Stewart Vanover; five sons, Andrew of Rush, John Jr., and Isaac of Columbus, Warren of Buchanan, and Lonnie Vanover at home; four daughters, Mrs. Ray Smiley of Rush, Mrs. Denver Sammons and Mrs. William Howe of Ashland and Mrs. Kenneth Daniels of Louisa; one brother, Andy Vanover of rush; two half brothers, Clarence Vanover of Rush and Russell Vanover of Louisa; two half sisters, Mrs. Steve Keelin of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Clonde McGranahan of rush; the stepmother, Mrs. Laura Lemongs of Catlettsburg, and 30 grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1958

 

WALLACE, Crystal

1951-1958

Crystal Dawn Wallace, 6 years old of Fort Gay, died at a local hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of six months. She was born July 1, 1951, at Louisa, a daughter of Fred H. and Fannie Workman Wallace. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) May 29, at 2:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Burl Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Survivors besides the father and mother include one sister, Coral Ossian Wallace, one brother, Brian Fredrick Wallace both at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace Workman, Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Wallace of Columbus, OH. She had been hospitalized for the past four weeks. Crystal Dawn was a first grade student at the Fort Gay Elementary School and became ill a few months after school started. She submitted to surgery in an effort to prolong her life and was given all the medical attention possible. Her parents and host of friends, bestowed all of their love and affection upon her during her illness and her every wish was granted. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1958

 

WEBB, Catheleen

1958-1958

Catheleen Webb, infant daughter of Herbert and Lydia Plummer Webb of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, who died in a Louisa hospital Saturday was buried in Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre, WV following graveside rites at 2 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Willard Roberts. Survivors in addition to the parents, include a sister, Diana Lynn Webb, two brothers, Herbert Ray and Larry Dale Webb, all at home; a half brother, William Ronald Plummer of Fort Gay, route 1, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plummer of Fort Gay, route 1, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Webb of Saltpetre. The body was taken Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, to the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Webb at Saltpetre, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1958

 

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ADAMS, Leona

1885-1958

Miss Leona Adams, 73, of route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, June 18, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Miss Adams was born May 4, 1885, at Irad, KY a daughter of the late James Martin and Laura Ann Chaffin Adams. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years and was Sunday School superintendent at the Irad Methodist Church for the past several years. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery on route 3. Miss Adams is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harrison Roberts of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1958

 

BLYTHE, Newton H.

1865-1958

Newton H. Blythe, 92, retired farmer, died early Friday morning at his home at Martha, KY, following an extended illness. Mr. Blythe was born June 25, 1865, in Wise County, VA, a son of the late Abraham and Melissa McFarland Blythe. He had been a resident of Martha for the past 80 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Emmerson Collier and Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until time for the services. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Etta Laney Blythe, to whom he had been married for 49 years; one daughter, Mrs. Ardith Edwards of Sarah, KY; four sons, Edward Blythe of Blaine, KY, Samuel and Willie Blythe of Martha, and Virgil Blythe of Denver, CO; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sheridan Hylton of Grayson; two stepsons, Millard Blankenship of Martha and Linie Blankenship of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Rena Williams of Olive Hill, Mrs. Minta Hicks of South Solon, OH and Mrs. Alpha Kitchen of Martha; one brother, Henry Blythe of Martha; 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 5, 1958

 

BORDERS, Monroe

1884-1958

Monroe Borders, 73, of Ulysses, KY, was pronounced dead on arrival at a Louisa, KY hospital Monday. He had been ill for several years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. W. W. Moore and Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Borders was born at Ulysses on September 18, 1884, a son of the late Mike and Alice Wellman Borders. He was a retired farmer, and was married to the former Lydia Lemaster 52 years. Surviving in addition to the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Enis Chandler and Mrs. Bascom Miller of Ashland; three sons, Elmer Borders at home, Collie Borders of Springfield, OH, and Herbert Borders of Wurtland; a sister, Mrs. Walter Castle of Ulysses; two brothers, Charley and Roscoe Borders of Ulysses and 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1958

 

BRYANT, Lora (Steele)

1892-1958

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Cordell Free Will Baptist Church for Mrs. Lora Steele Bryant, 66, of Cordell, who died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Cordle, following an illness of two months. The Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaacs officiated, and burial was in the Bryant Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Bryant was born at Cordell January 1, 1892, daughter of the late Simpson and Perlina Estep Steele and had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 21 years. She is survived by her husband, Harry Bryant, to whom she had been married 49 years, a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Martin of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Whitt of Thelma, KY and Mrs. Vernon Vanhoose of Wheelersburg, OH; one brother, Joseph Steele of River, KY and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1958

 

COOPER, Jennie (Houck)

1883-1958

Mrs. Jennie Houck Cooper, 75, of Houckville, KY died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral service were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cherokee Church by the Rev. J. W. Brickey and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Houckville. Mrs. Cooper was born April 21, 1883, at Houckville, a daughter of the late Isaiah and Martha Justice Houck. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married 58 years ago to Charles W. Cooper, who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lon Wells of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Lonzo Wellman and Mrs. Leonard Wellman of Houckville, Mrs. L. Ray Watts of Pedlar Mills, VA and Mrs. Elva Murphy of Euclid, OH; four sons, Willie and Proctor Cooper of Houckville, Fred V. Cooper of Fort Lauderdale, FL and C. Ray Cooper of Euclid and 41 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. The body has been taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 5, 1958

 

CORDLE, James Blaine

1886-1958

James Blaine Cordle, 72, of Blaine, KY died Friday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. at his home following a heart attack. He was born June 4, 1886, a son of Enoch Cordle and Sarah Ross Cordle, at Blaine, KY, where he has resided all his life. He was married to Jeanette Cordle for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted June 7, at 2 p.m. at the Brushy Fork Church, Blaine, KY with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was made in the Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 54 years. He is survived by his widow, Jeanette Cordle, two daughters, Mrs. Walter Grim, Aneita, KY, Mrs. Alice Hall, at home, one son, Winfred Cordle, Blaine, KY; one sister, Mrs. Milton Cordle, Ashland, KY; one brother, Walter Cordle, Ashland, KY; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1958

 

FERRELL, Myrtle (Carter)

1889-1958

Myrtle Carter Ferrell, daughter of Lonza Carter and Fannie Thompson Farrell was born February 2, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY and passed away May 10, 1958 at the age of 69 years 3 months and 8 days. On February 7, 1917, she was united in marriage to John Ferrell and to this union five children were born. One daughter Blanche Capalle preceded her mother in April 1951, at the age of 26 years. Surviving her is her husband, John, one son, Willis Earl, of Hillsboro, OH, and three daughters, Wilma Huffman, Frankfort, OH, Wauleta Phillips, Greenfield, OH, Fanny Webster, Hillsboro, OH; 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Laura Bell Robinett and a brother Dock Carter, both of Louisa, KY and many relatives and friends. She lived in Kentucky before coming to Ohio, 27 years ago. She became a member of the Methodist Church and was baptized in 1920. She was always thoughtful of others, her noble s??? life will always remain a beautiful memory to her family, children, and grandchildren and everyone who knew her. Big Sandy News, June 19, 1958

 

HOLBROOK, Florence (Harris)

1864-1958

Mrs. Florence Holbrook, 93 years old, prominent resident of Scaggs, KY died Thursday, June 19, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence of Elder Joseph Krantz. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook was born on October 15, 1864 in Tazewell County, VA, daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Bishop Harris and had resided in Lawrence County for 90 years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including E. Poe Harris of Catlettsburg, Boyd County circuit judge. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1958

 

ISAAC, Martin

1874-1958

Mart Isaac, 83, a retired farmer of Route 1, Louisa, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Cynthia Chapel, Louisa, route 1, with the Rev. Dolan of Huntington and the Rev. Henry Preece of route 1, officiating. Burial was made in the Isaac Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a son, Rev. Gallie Isaac where it remained until funeral time. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nancy Jane Compton Isaac; one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Roberts of Louisa; four sons, Elmer, Mart, Jr., Rev. Gallie Isaac and Thomas, all of route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Jim Pinson of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Harlan Chapman, Portsmouth, OH; 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Mr. Isaac was a member of the Methodist Church for forty years and was born August 30, 1874, son of the late Fielden and Angeline Wilson Isaac. Big Sandy News, June 19,  1958

 

MARCUM,, William R.

1891-1958

William Roscoe Marcum, 66 years old, 2924 Eighth Avenue, died Wednesday June 16, in a Huntington hospital. He was born at Fallsburg, KY on November 1, 1891, a son of the late Silas and Jane Huff Marcum. Mr. Marcum was a retired boilermaker for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ona Earl Marcum; three sons, Earl Marcum of Huntington, Billy Marcum of Charleston and Vincent Lee Marcum of Arlington, VA; a brother, Sherman Marcum of Louisa, KY; five sisters, Mrs. Minerva Caperton, Mrs. Elizabeth McDowell, Mrs. Lutie Cain, Mrs. Martha Waldeck and Mrs. Fanny Justice of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial was conducted in Spring Hill Cemetery following services Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. S. B. Cunningham officiated. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1958

 

MOORE, Glenn Edward

1951-1958

Glenn Edward Moore, 7, of route 1, Louisa, KY, was buried in the Cordle Cemetery at Wilbur, KY, following services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Cordle of Wilbur. The Rev. Willie Daniels officiated. Glenn died at home Friday after a long illness. He was born January 18, 1951, an was the son of Elmer and Deloris Cordle Moore. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Ronald Dean Moore at home, maternal grandparents, and Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moore of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1958

 

QUEEN, Maude (Burchett)

1883-1958

Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Maude Burchett Queen, 74, of Louisa, route 4, who died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of four years. Mrs. Queen was the wife of Bascom Queen, to whom she had been married for 56 years, and was born at Irad, KY, November 30, 1883, daughter of the late John and Judith Chaffin Burchett. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 56 years. Survivors, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. James Davis of Huntington, Mrs. George Kouns, Ashland, and Mrs. Robert Sandhop of Flatwoods, KY, two sons, Eugene Queen of Lousia, route 4 and Clyde Queen at home; two sisters, Mrs. F. P. Schroeder and Mrs. John Barton of Sebring, OH; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1958

 

VINSON, Samuel C.

1906-1958

Samuel C. Vinson, 51, former resident of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, June 1, in a Chicago hospital, as a result of a fractured skull suffered in a fall down a flight of stairs. Mr. Vinson was a salesman born in Louisa, November 9, 1906, a son of the late William R. and Florence Crum Vinson. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Vinson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Upon arrival Saturday morning the body was taken to the Funeral Home, where it remained until burial time. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lyss Fluty of Fort Gay; one brother, Oscar J. Vinson of Huntington; two nieces and two nephews. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1958

 

WHITT, Alonzo

1882-1958

Alonzo Whitt, 75, retired farmer of Martha, died at his home at 4:45 p.m. June 9, after an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, he was born December 11, 1882, the son of David and Arminta Atkins Whitt. He was a member of the Church of God. He had been married for 54 years to Flora Emaline Gibson Whitt, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Lonnie Whitt, rush, Ernest Ray Whitt, Blaine, KY, two daughters, Golda Mae Stevens,Muncie, IN, Arminta Evans, Columbus, OH, three half-brothers, Jerry Steel, Detroit, MI, Arthur Steel, Xenia, OH, and Charlie Steel, Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12 from the Martha Church of God with Arnold Fossin and Emmerson Collier as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 19, 1958

 

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BARTRAM, Virgin (Wilson)

1884-1958

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 0 a.m. for Mrs. Virgin Wilson Bartram, 74, well-known and beloved woman of Fort Gay, who died Sunday at 6 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following a short illness. The rites were held from the Bartram residence with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating and burial was made in the Dawson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was removed to the Bartram residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Bartram was born at Fort Gay, June 19, 1884, daughter of the late Felix and Mary Elizabeth Bartram Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Felix Bartram to whom she had been married for 53 years; four daughters, Mrs. Artie Topping of Huntington, Mrs. Andy Hersey of Columbus, Mrs. Clifford Vinson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Lucien Frazier of Fort Gay, route 2; two sons, Harold Bartram of Mansfield, OH and W. H. Bartram, Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Copley of Fort Gay, Mrs. Pearl Dawson of Portsmouth, Mrs. Lys Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Emmett Hayslip of Portsmouth, a brother, H.V. Wilson, Huntington; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

BELCHER, Ethel (Holbrook)

Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 23 for Mrs. Ethel Holbrook Belcher, 74, of Boulder, CO, a former resident of East Fork section of Lawrence County, KY, who died June 20 after an illness of several years. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Grace, of Miami, FL; a son, Clifford, of Boulder, CO; two stepchildren, Herma and Vent of Indiana; five sisters, Olga Reeves of Ashland, Mrs. Loudella Reeves of Hitchins, Samantha Pennington of Webbville, KY, Frances Bradley of Louisa, and Norma Childers of Wheelwright, KY and two brothers, Denver and Herman Holbrook of Louisa and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1958

 

BLACKBURN, Henry L.

Henry Logan Blackburn, 74, of Louisa, route 1, died en route to a Louisa hospital Saturday morning. A former resident of Inez, KY, he had resided at Louisa for the past nine months. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blankenship Cemetery, with the Rev. Buddy Maynard officiating. Survivors include four daughters and a son. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 17, 1958

 

BRANHAM, John Harkins

1904-1958

John Harkins Branham, 53  years old, of Clifford, KY, did at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the home of a sister, Mrs. William Thornsbury, 205 East Main Street in Louisa, after a 10 month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Clifford. Mr. Branham, a farmer, was born November 1, 1904, son of the late Thomas B. Branham and Mrs. Izala Lycan Branham of Clifford. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. John Dobbins of Gallup, KY. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1958

 

CARTER, Cordie (Marcum)

1884-1958

Mrs. Cordie Marcum Carter, 74, died Friday, July 27, at 1:10 a.m. at her home at 3714 Louisa Road, Catlettsburg, KY, following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Carter was born at Fallsburg, KY, April 4, 1884, a daughter of the late Fisher and Elizabeth Kitchen Marcum, and had been a resident of Catlettsburg for 50 years. Her husband, Ira Carter, preceded her in death in 1950. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Friday at 4 p.m. to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Cola Damron of route 4, Louisa, where funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. John Nolan of Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cyrus of Catlettsburg, one son, Walter (Buck) Carter of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Cobb Lee and Mrs. Effie Ferguson of Catlettsburg; four grandchildren; one great granddaughter and one great-great grandson. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1958

 

CASTLE, Alma (Wheeler)

1886-1958

Mrs. Alma Wheeler Castle, 72, of Blaine, KY, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Castle was born at Blaine, March 8, 1886, a daughter of the late Malchi and Rhoda Ball Wheeler. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Blaine Church of God by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Castle, one daughter, Mrs. Ellsworth Austin, route 3, Louisa, one son, James Luther Castle, Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Stambaugh, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Walter Salyer, Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Alifair Pigman, route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Luther Young, Wheelersburg, OH; six brothers, Mont Wheeler, of route 1, Louisa, KY, Kay and Tip Wheeler both of route 3, Louisa, Tom and Jake Wheeler, of Blaine, Morgan Wheeler of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

COLLINSWORTH, Mabel (Hunnicutt)

1918-1958

Mabel A. Collinsworth, 39, of 416 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, KY, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. She was born December 1, 1918, at Webbville, KY a daughter of Milton and Alverta Boggs Hunnicutt. She attended the First Church of Nazarene, Ashland, Mrs. Collinsworth had resided in Ashland for two months g???  ??? from Tampa, FL. Surviving are her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hunnicutt of Webbville, her husband, Charles Edward Collinsworth; two sons, Charles Michael and Ronald Edward, both at home; one daughter, Phyllis Jean at home; two brothers, Joseph and Eugene Hunnicutt of Roswell, NM; three sisters, Mrs. George W. McKenzie and Mrs. Roy Fairchild of Ashland and Mrs. Roy Cooper of Webbville. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

COPLEY, John

John Copley, 65, of Webb, WV, lumber dealer, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Copley was born at Webb, a son of the late Melvin and Rosa Patterson Copley. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Webb, WV Community Church with the Rev. Stewart Porter officiating. Burial will be in the Copley Cemetery at Webb; under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Monie Hinkle Copley; four daughters and three sons, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Miller of Crum, WV, and Mrs. Emma Copley of Webb; four brothers, Monroe and Charles Copley of Webb, Millard Copley of Crum and Frank Copley of Genoa, WV. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

DOSS, James

1881-1958

James Doss, 76 years old of Fort Gay, route 1, died Saturday, June 28, at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Dawson. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the home with the Rev. A. B. Milum officiating. Burial was made in Dawson Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the sister are two brothers, Grover Doss of Lucasville, OH and Fred Doss of Fort Gay. Mr. Doss, a retired farmer, was born at Fort Gay on August 29 1881. His parents were the late Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Wellman Doss. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1958

 

FANNIN, Olive (Cyrus)

1915-1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Cyrus Fannin, 42, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Buchanan, KY who was fatally injured Thursday night in an automobile accident in Columbus were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Graceland Methodist Church in Bear Creek with the Rev. Carl Cyrus officiating. Burial was made in the Fannin Cemetery. Mrs. Fannin was born in Wayne County, WV, October 21, 1915, a daughter of late Okie E. and Tera Ingraham Cyrus. Survivors include two sons, Bob Fannin of F??, MI and Joe Fannin of Catlettsburg, four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Sexton of Columbus, Mrs. William J. Williams and Miss Belva Ann Fannin, both of Flatwoods, and Mrs. Eugene Alley of Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Nick O'P?? of Buchanan, Mrs. Ray Goodman of Logan, WV, Mrs. Betty Williams of Belfry, KY, and Miss Flora Leah Cyrus of Stone, KY; one brother, Sam Cyrus of Annapolis, MD and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

FRAZIER, Alta

1907-1958

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, for Miss Alta Doris Frazier, 50, of 2543 Carter Avenue, a former school teacher, who died Sunday at 12:15 a.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital. Miss Frazier suffered a cerebral hemorrhage late Friday night. The Rev. W. T. Flynt, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Ashland officiated at the rites and burial was in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, route 60 near Barboursville, WV. Miss Frazier was born November 24, 1907, in Ashland, a daughter of Mrs. Mattie Carter Frazier and the late W. S. Frazier. The family moved to West Virginia when she was about six months old, and she had made her home in that state most of her life. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Logan and taught school in Logan County, WV for approximately 23 years. Later she was employed for several years in the West Virginia Motor Vehicles Department, Charleston. Surviving in addition to her mother; is a brother, Fred Frazier of Milton, WV and an aunt, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

GREEN, Dock (Enoch B. )

1878-1958

Dock Green, a well-known farmer an a life-long resident of the Blaine section, died Wednesday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Lemaster of Flat Gap, KY. He had been in failing health for several years, but suffered a stroke a few weeks before his death. He was born July 13, 1878, the so of the late Enoch and Elizabeth Morris Green. He was a member of the Old Hood United Baptists Church and was clerk of that church about 40 years. He had been a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine for more than 50 years. Surviving besides his daughter are his widow, Judy Liming Green; two sons, James Green, Tulsa, OK and Ottis Green, Burton, KS, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Virgil Lemaster, Friday, June 27, at 1 p.m. with Lonza Reed, F. F. Riggsby, and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. The Blaine and Flat Gap Lodges conducted graveside Masonic services. Burial was made in the Lemaster family cemetery at Flat Gap. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

GREENE, Martha Lucille (Osborne)

1896-1958

Mrs. Martha Lucille Greene, 61 years old of Louisa, route 3, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Felix Skaggs. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Catlettsburg, KY. Mrs. Greene was born on October 3, 1896, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Amey-linda Burton Osborne. Survivors include the husband, Lloyd F. Greene, four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newsome of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Evelyn Pennington of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Hazel Kite??? of Loveland, OH and Mrs. Lena Myer of Covington, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Smith of Peru IN, Mrs. Margaret Snyder of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Gypsy Roberts of Rock Castle, KY and 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1958

 

HAZLETT, Leona (Davis)

1877-1958

Leona Hazlett, 81 of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday, July 2, at 12:05 a.m. at the home of a daughter Mrs. Elzie Meade, after an illness of six months. The deceased was born January 25, 1877, at Prichard, WV, where she has lived all her life, a daughter of the late Columbus and Barbara Ann Blankenship Davis. She was the widow of Phillip Hazlett, who died in 1933. She had been a member of the Methodist Church all her life. Funeral services were conducted Friday, 2 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Church, Prichard, with the Rev. Elmer Belcher, of Kenova, WV officiating. Burial was made in the Hatten Cemetery, Shiloh, WV. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elzie Meade, Mrs. Homer Hunley and Mrs. Sanford Thompson, all of Prichard, thee sons, Dency Hazlett, Johnny Hazlett of Prichard, and Pritchard Hazlett of Buchanan, KY;; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis O'Dell and Miss Goldie Davis, both of route 2 Prichard; three brothers, Curtis Davis, Ferguson, WV, Bass Davis and Bilt Davis, both of route 2, Prichard, 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

KELLY, Polly Ann (Evans)

1875-1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Ann Kelly, 82, of Grove City, OH, who died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, following a long illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the home of her son, Leonard, at Blaine. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Kelly was born in Elliott County October 22, 1875, a daughter of the late William and Sidney Jane Fraley Evans. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Other survivors include the husband, John H. Kelly; six daughters, Mrs. Alvin Jenkins, Edsel, KY, Mrs. Jett Boggs, Franklin, OH, Mrs. Dave May, Grove City, OH, Mrs. John Foster, Pinkerington, OH, Mrs. Ancel Skaggs and Miss Sidney Kelly, both of Grove City; two sons, Noah Kelly of London, OH and John E. Kelly, Grove City; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins, Green, KY; one brother, Clifford Evans of Bruin, KY. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1958

 

LAWSON, George

1884-1958

George Lawson, 74, of 1800 Belmont Street, Ashland, retired grocer, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at his home following an illness of three years. Mr. Lawson was born October 30, 1884, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Robert and Martha Stewart Lawson and had been a resident of Ashland for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Duncan officiating. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martellia Dixon Lawson, one son, Charles Lawson of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Joseph L. Beckett, of Ashland; three brothers, Andy and Frank Lawson of Columbus, OH and Harve Lawson of Milton, WV, and three sisters, Mrs. Cushman Caudill, Mrs. Mollie Gartin and Mrs. Myrtle Crabtree, all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

MOORE, H. K.

1874-1958

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist for H. K. Moore, 83, prominent citizen of Louisa, who died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. at his home following an extended illness. The Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiated and burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born at Adams, KY, July 2, 1874, son of the late David and Luanna Berry Moore. He was a retired merchant, charter member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Louisa Lodge 270 IOOF. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Pluma Henson Moore, four daughters, Mrs. Allie Edwards, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Millard Thornhill, North Lewisburg, OH, Mrs. William W. Short, Louisa, and Mrs. Charles Thornhill, Sciotoville, OH; five sons, Charles Moore, Charleston, WV, Willie, Thomas and Jay Moore, all of Woodstock, OH, and Kay Moore of Grove City, OH; a brother, Dora Moore, Lancaster, OH; 40 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. His first wife, Mrs. Delilah Moore, died in September 1939. The body of Mr. Moore was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

OSBORN, Ethel (Evans)

1881-1958

Mrs. Ethel Evans Osborn, 77, well-known and beloved Louisa woman succumbed early Monday morning to a heart attack at her home, 201 East Main Street. She had been in failing health for several years. Mrs. Osborn, a daughter of the late James and Julia Hewlett Evans, was born May 12, 1881, at Blaine, KY. Her husband, C. F. Osborn, preceded her in death August 23, 1957. The deceased was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, a member of the official board and a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Last year she was made a life member of the WSCS. She was a charter member of the Blaine Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and also past matron of the Order. She was active in the church and OES as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. L. R. Buskirk, officiating. The church choir sang, "Still, Still With Thee" and "Abide With Me", favorite hymns selected by the family of the deceased. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The body remained at the funeral home until one hour preceding the service when it was removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Pallbearers were: Arbie Weaver, M. S. Rice, Horton Hewlett, Hager Moore, William A. Cheek and J. F. Moore. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Hughes and Mrs. Joseph Morris, Louisa, Mrs. F. S. Crawford, Ashland; one son, Paul Osborn, Ashland and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1958

 

POTTER, Carrie (Soard)

1887-1958

Mrs. Carrie Soard Potter, 71, of Route 4, Louisa, died in a local hospital at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, July 5, after a heart attack suffered three days before. She was born at Cordell, KY, January 10, 1887, daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Young Soard. Mrs. Potter was a member of the Mayo Chapel Methodist Church, and wrote the Catalpa news for the local paper. She was one of the oldest correspondents. She was married to the late K. C. Potter, who died in 1954. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Mayo Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Paul Diamond officiating. Burial was made in the Potter Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brasher of El Cajon, CA, and Mrs. Forrest Foust of La Mesa, CA; three sons, Paul Potter of Paintsville, Roy Potter of Greenup, and Raymond Potter of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Potter of route 4, Louisa, three brothers, Leslie Soard of Van Lear, KY, Bishop Soard of Baltimore, MD and Francis Soard of San Antonio, TX; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1958

 

ROBERTS, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret M. Roberts, 62 years old of 2102 South Sixth Street, Ironton, OH, who died Wednesday, June 25, was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Pyles officiating. The Roberts family formerly resided in Louisa. Mr. Roberts was connected with the Big Sandy News. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1958

 

ROBINSON, Albert

1892-1958

Albert Robinson, 65, of Yatesville, KY, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness. He was a retired miner and had moved here from Logan, WV four years ago. Mr. Robinson had been an employee of Island Creek Coal Co. 35 years. He was born November 27, 1892, at Bruin, KY, a son of the late Jason L. and Ellen Porter Robinson. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Willard and burial was in McDavid Cemetery, Willard. Mr. Robinson, a World War I veteran, is survived by his widow, Minnie Waddell Robinson, whom he married 43 years ago; one daughter, Mrs. George Berry of Columbus, OH; one son, Meredith Robinson, Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Frank McDavid, Willard, two brothers, Ed Robinson, Portsmouth, OH, and Fred Robinson, Logan, WV, and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1958

 

SMITH, Charley

1889-1958

Charley Smith, 69, of Elouise, KY, a retired truck farmer died Monday July 21, after an illness of one year. Mr. Smith was born in Lawrence County, KY March 18, 1889, a son of the late Alfred and Emilia Dingus Smith. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Walter W. Garriott officiating. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Della Houck and one brother, Hubert Smith, both of Grayson, KY and one half-brother, Cecil Ferguson, Blaine. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1958

 

SPARKS, John

1886-1958

John Sparks, 72, of Fort Gay, route 2, WV, died at his home Saturday afternoon following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at Beth??? Baptist Church, near East Lynn, WV, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial was made in the Lloyd Cemetery at East Lynn. He was born February 10, 1886, at East Lynn, a son of the late John J. and Elizabeth Lloyd Sparks. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Baptist Church, Vinson Lodge No. 606, AF & AM, and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Porter Sparks, four daughters, Mrs. Blanch Perry of Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs.Frank Wellman of Ceredo, Mrs. Carl Sherman of Goody, kY, and Mrs. Dorscy Frazier of Gallipolis, OH; five sons, William Sparks of Cleveland, Johnny Sparks of Ceredo, Lee Sparks of Huntington, Mitchell Sparks at home, and Charles Sparks of the U. S. Air Force in Washington State; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 17, 1958

 

SPILLMAN, Jay

1899-1958

Jay Spillman, 59, Louisa farmer, died Monday afternoon at his home on route 3, following an illness of six months. Mr. Spillman was born on route 3, January 17, 1899, a son of the late Arthur and Ruthie Blankenship Spillman. He was a veteran of World War I. He was married 38 years ago to the former Barbara Cary who survives. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and the Rev. Agie Adams officiating. Burial was in Spillman family cemetery. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marion Priode of Fallsburg, KY; one son, Harold Spillman of West Carrollton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Spillman and Mrs. Victor Akers of Louisa and Mrs. Charles Osborn of Powell, OH; two brothers, Goebel Spillman of Columbus, OH and James T. Spillman of Turkey Creek, KY; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 24 and 31, 1958

 

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AUSTIN, Mollie (Heaberlin)

1875-1958

Mrs. Mollie Heaberlin Austin, 82, of Fallsburg, KY, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. A. K. Runyon, Huntington, WV, after an illness of one month. She was born December 1, 1875, in Shady Valley, TN, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Sarah Elizabeth Buckles Heaberlin. Mrs. Austin was a school teacher in Lawrence County, KY schools and was a private music teacher. she was a member of the Methodist Church for 65 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Fallsburg. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Stewart of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Willard Hall of Huntington and Mrs. A. K. Runyon of Huntington. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa until one hour before time of the services when it was removed to the church. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1958

 

BURGESS, Rosa (Davis)

1872-1958

Mrs. Rosa Davis Burgess, 86 years old, of 118 East Lock Ave., Louisa, KY, formerly of Wilbur, KY, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. L. R. Buskirk officiating. Burial will be made in the Burgess Cemetery at Wilbur. Mrs. Burgess was born April 12, 1872, at Davisville, KY, a daughter of the late John B. and Laru Nichols Davis. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 70 years. Her husband, Ben F. Burgess died in 1940. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. H. R. Castle, Ashland, KY and Mrs. A. C. Bond of Norton, VA; one son, John B. Burgess, and 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1958

 

COOKSEY, Dora Belle (Jordan)

1886-1958

Mrs. Dora Belle Jordan Cooksey, 72, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Louisa, succumbed early Wednesday morning in a Huntington hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Cooksey was born July 19, 1886, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Waldeck and Frances Savage Jordan. Before her marriage to the late L. E. Cooksey, she was a teacher in the Lawrence County schools. She had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 40 years and past matron of Louise Chapter 292 Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the church and OES Chapter during her residence here. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with Dr. John Hollister, of Huntington and the pastor, the Rev. L. R. Buskirk, officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Members of the OES Chapter will attend the rites in a group. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will remain until one hour preceding the funeral when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harry W. Bailey, Seattle, WA, Mrs. Emory E. Tamplin of Racine, WV, Miss Stella Cooksey, Charleston, Mrs. C. E. Childers, Charleston, and Mrs. W. W. Hunter, Huntington, WV; one son, Lafe Cooksey, Jr., Columbus, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. R. A. Short, Ashland and Mrs. Richard Pownsend, Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Jess Jordan, Fallsburg, KY and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1958

 

JAMES, Frank

1886-1958

Frank James, 71, Genoa, WV, route 1, died suddenly at this home Thursday, August 21, at 5:45 p.m. after an illness of two years. Mr. James formerly lived at Glen Hayes, moving to Genoa eight years ago. He was born September 18, 1886, at Grundy, VA, a son of the late Chriss and Elizabeth Hardwick James. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church at Glen Hayes by the Rev. W. W. Moore and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV. Survivors include his widow, Norma Crabtree James; five daughters, Mrs. Boyd Lycan, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Herbert Salmon, Louisa, Mrs. Homer Maynard, route 1, Wayne, WV, Mrs. J. H. Meade, Delbarton, WV, and Mrs. Herschel Salmon, Glen Hayes, four sons, Chriss of Glen Hayes, Frank, Jr., of Louisa, Jesse Edward of Sciotoville, OH, and Johnny James, Ashland, KY; five sisters, Mrs. Mace Johnson, Glen Hayes, Mrs. Victoria Haney, Varney, WV, Mrs. Bessie Mayes, Nolan, WV, Mrs. Martin Artrip, Fort Gay and Mrs. Noah Browning, Barnabus, WV; two brothers, Lewis of Henley, VA and William James of Clifford, KY; 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mr. James' first wife, Lucy Artrip James, died in 1948. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1958

 

LYON, Mark

1898-1958

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 30, at the Ohio Valley Baptist Church for Mark Lyon, 59, Wheelersburg, OH, with the Rev. Paul Turner and Rev. Sandy Phillips officiating. The deceased was born December 7, 1898, at Red Bush, KY, the son of Landon and Nancy Skaggs Lyon. He died of pneumonia in East Chicago, IN following an illness of two days. Mr. Lyon was a member of Flat Gap Lodge of Free Masons and was well-known in this area. Surviving are his wife, Ada Williams Lyon; a stepson, Dickie Golding, at home; two daughters, Miss Esther Lyon, Louisa, Mrs. Robert Terry of Pontiac, MI and two grandsons. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Bailey of Flat Gap, KY, Mrs. Marry Ferguson, Red Bush, KY and one brother, John Lyon, also of Red Bush. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1958

 

MCGOIN, Donnie

Mrs. Martin Hay received word that her nephew, Donnie McGoin, four year old son of Mr. an Mrs. Don McGoin of East Chicago, had died of injuries he received August 2, when hit by a neighbor's car. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday and interment was made in East Chicago. Mrs. McGoin is a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. E.P. McBrayer of Blaine section and a sister of Mrs. Hay of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1958

 

ROSKEY, Samuel

1910-1958

Samuel Clinton Roskey, 48, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 1 a.m. Thursday, August 21, after an illness of eight years. He was injured then in a mine accident at Ethel, WV. Mr. Roskey was born at Ethel, January 9, 1910, a son of Herman C. and Ezillah Richardson Roskey. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include his parents, two brothers, Howard of Holden, WV, and Charles W. of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1958

 

SHORT, Marie (Gilliam)

1922-1958

Mrs. Marie Gilliam Short, 35, of Fort Gay, WV, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Friday afternoon. Mrs. Short was fatally injured when the auto she was driving ran off the road on route 2, near Mill Creek, Fort Gay. Mrs. Short was born September 17, 1922, of Radnor, WV, a daughter of Alvin Gilliam and the late Mrs. Rose Lewis Gilliam. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Gay Church of God with the Rev. Willard Jarrell officiating. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the services when it was taken to the church to lie in state. Survivors include the father; the husband, Albert Short; one daughter, Geneva Short and four sons, Frank, Carl, John Alvin and Dickie Short, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Thompson of Huntington, Mrs. Bessie Sword of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Ellen Kidd of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Opal Snippes of Riverton, KY; two brothers, Cramton Gilliam of Moundsville,

WV and Crate Gilliam of Mansfield. Big Sandy news, August 7, 1958

 

SKAGGS, John P.

1910-1958

John P. Skaggs, 48, of Columbus, former and well-known resident of Louisa, died Thursday, August 21, in University Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs had gone to the hospital for a medical check-up and suffered a fatal heart attack while there. He was born in Elliott County, KY, July 6, 1910, a son of Lee and Stella Nichols Skaggs. He was a graduate of the Louisa High school, 1929 class, a veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion and the V. F. W. He was employed with the North American Aviation Co. in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Daniel and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the parents; the widow, Mrs. Lucy Riggs Skaggs; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond Rose, Louisa, Mrs. Robert Thompson, Columbus, Mrs. Richard Craig, Cincinnati, and Miss Dorothy Skaggs of Louisa; and one brother, Russell Skaggs of Flint, MI. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1958

 

SPARKS, Jane

1877-1958

Mrs. Jane Sparks, 81, of Blaine, died Saturday morning in a Lexington hospital after an illness of four months. Mrs. Sparks was born June 26, 1877, in Floyd County, KY and was the widow of Lincoln Sparks, who died in 1942. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of God at Blaine by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Mose Kitchen. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Figlolo, Mrs. W. T. Meeks and Mrs. Minnie Moore, all of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Lucy Salyers of Blaine; four sons, John Sparks of Baltimore, MD, Eugene and Russell Sparks, both of Blaine and Virgil Sparks of Port Sulphur, LA; two stepdaughters, Miss Lulu Sparks of Portsmouth and Miss Perlina Sparks of Blaine; three stepsons, Harlan Sparks of Portsmouth, Alger Sparks of New Boston, OH and Thomas Sparks of Lucasville, OH. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1958

 

WELLMAN, Myrtle (Thompson)

1875-1958

Mrs. Myrtle Wellman, 83, 3910 Prichard Street, Ashland, widow of John H. Wellman, died suddenly at her home at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, after a heart attack. Mrs. Wellman born January 13, 1875, in Lawrence County, KY, was the daughter of the late John and Mary Lou Carter Thompson. She was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Fillmore, Mrs. Thurman McCallister and Mrs. Walter Barber, all of Ashland, four brothers, Wortha of Huntington, John of Ambersdale, WV, Fred of Dayton, OH, Paul of Ashland, one half brother, Milt Thompson of Friendship, OH, 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1958

 

WRIGHT, Dee

1899-1958

Dee Wright 58, of 3601 Valley St., Catlettsburg, KY, died in his sleep Saturday night while visiting at the home of relatives in Dennis, KY. Mr. Wright was born at Dennis, August 5, 1899, a son of Marion and Minnie Roberts Wright. He was employed for the past 28 years as a burner for the Armco Steel Corp. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Marion Duncan. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Cemetery at Catlettsburg. The body was taken at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at Catlettsburg and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Berta Carter Wright, to whom he had been married for 37 years; one sister, Mrs. Dewey Kitchen of Louisa Star route; four brothers, Mart Wright of route 3, Louisa, Tivis Wright of Louisa Star route, Lewis Wright of Columbus, OH and Denny Wright of Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1958

 

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ADKINS, Drew

1899-1958

Drew Adkins, 59 years old of Louisa route 3, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the family cemetery on Louisa route 3. Mr. Adkins was a farmer, livestock dealer and former Lawrence County jailer. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was born February 9, 1899, at Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Andrew and Rachel Adkins. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Florence Hewlett Adkins, one daughter, Mrs. Richard Gillman of Columbus, OH; a son, Arlie Adkins of Michigan City, IN, five sisters, Mrs. Jay Fitch of Port Clinton, OH, Mrs. Cecil Coffey, Mrs. Moine Waggerman and Mrs. Conard Hooper of Kokomo, I and Mrs. Lewis Wright of Ashland, KY; four brothers, George F. and William Adkins of Louisa, Ernest Adkins of Yatesville and Garland Adkins of Columbus. The body was taken to the George F. Adkins home at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home and to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1958

 

CASTLE, Julia (Moore)

1889-1958

Mrs. Julia Moore Castle 69 years old of 2413 Center Street, Catlettsburg, who died Sunday in an Ashland hospital, was buried in the Catlettsburg Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Catlettsburg with the Rev. Frank Stafford officiating. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home, of Louisa. Mrs. Castle was born July 14, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Neal and Sarah Miller Moore. Survivors, are the husband, James Castle; two sons, Earl castle, Ashland, and James Castle, Jr., Russell; five daughters, Mrs. Carrie Peterman, Catlettsburg, Mrs. J. D. Wilson, Louisville, Mrs. George Hall, Long Beach, CA, Mrs. George Daniels, Ironton and Mrs. Phillip Castner, Wichita Falls, TX; one sister, Mrs. Edna Robinson, Catlettsburg; two brothers, Henry Moore, Catlettsburg and Elbert Moore, Louisa; one half-brother, Johnny Martin, Catlettsburg; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1958

 

DIAMOND, George S.

1887-1958

George S. Diamond, 71, of route 3, Louisa, KY, died at his residence at 11:30 a.m. Friday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Midway Church with the Revs. Gallie Isaac and Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Cemetery. Mr. Diamond was a farmer and lived in Louisa all his life. he was born April 4, 1887, so of the late James and Haley Rowe Diamond. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy May Diamond; five daughters, Mrs. Covie Spillman of Louisa, Mrs. Raymond Jordan of Shelby, OH, Mrs. Eula Penches of Los Angeles, CA, and Misses Irene and Molly Diamond, both at home; five sons, Jay Diamond of route 4, Louisa, James and Kenneth Diamond, both of Columbus, OH, George W. Diamond at home, and Hubert Diamond of Fallsburg, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Berry of Genoa, WV, Mrs. John Spillman of Webbville, KY, and Mrs. Haley Bartley of Catlettsburg, KY, three brothers, Dewey and Johnny Diamond, both of Route 3, Louisa, and Herbie Diamond of Kenova, WV and 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1958

 

 

HAY, Ida (Caskey)

1879-1958

Mrs. Ida Hay, 79 years old, of Mazie, KY, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, August 28, at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mazie Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Ross and the Rev. W. Brickey. Burial was made in Fannin Cemetery at Crockett, KY. Mrs. Hay was born at Lynx, Morgan County, KY, March 29, 1879, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Caskey. She had been a member of the Christian Church for 20 years. Survivors include the husband, the Rev. W. A. Hay, five daughters, Mrs. Larry Glenn and Mrs. Otha Schaffer of Columbus, Mrs. Dockie Phillips of Mazie, Mrs. Virgil Sparks of Portsmouth and Mrs. George Sparks of Arizona; two sons, Alvin Kelly of Columbus, and Joseph Kelly of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Fannin and Mrs. Rinda Fannin of Mazie and 35 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1958

 

HAYES, Harrison

1896-1958

Harrison Hayes, 62, of Ulysses, KY, died at 9 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 7 years. A farmer, Mr. Hayes was born at Mattie, KY, on January 26, 1896, a son of the late B. Z. and Nancy Moore Hayes. He moved to Ulysses from Mattie about 30 years ago. He was employed at Armco for about four years. Mr. Hayes was a member of the United Baptist Church for 41 years. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Bell Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Georges Creek, KY with the Rev. Jay Preston and Rev. Dave Al Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at Ulysses. The body was taken Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence to remain there until funeral time. Surviving are the widow, Sarah Jane Dixon Hayes, to whom he was married 40 years ago; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Preston and Mrs. Charles Cremeans, both of Ashland, Mrs. Paul Misch of Cincinnati and Mrs. Teddy Cyrus of Columbus, OH; three sons, Hubert Hayes of Ashland, Homer Hayes of Columbus and Walter Hayes at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lon Ramey of Lookout, KY, Mrs. Isaac Deboard of Louisa and Mrs. Doris Miller of Freeburn, KY; two brothers, Jay Hayes of Freeburn and Kay Hayes of North Matewan, WV and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1958

 

JOHNSON, Carrie (Fyffe)

1899-1958

Mrs. Carrie Fyffe Johnson, 59 years old of Yolyn, Logan County, WV formerly of Louisa, KY at 4 a.m. Tuesday at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Hood Wallin officiating. Burial will be in the Pennington Cemetery at Bell's Trace. Mrs. Johnson was born at Flat Gap, KY, July 26, 1899, a daughter of the late Cecil and Laura Kelley Fyffe. Survivors include the husband, L. D. Johnson, one sister, Mrs. Everett Bush of Johnstown, OH and five brothers, J. H. Fyffe of Martha, KY, Dock Fyffe of Flat Gap, KY, Pleas Fyffe of Columbus and George and Fred Fyffe of Blaine, KY. The body is at the funeral home. Pallbearers were: Ferd Conley, Jack Fyffe, Andy York, Proctor Fyffe, Jessie Lyon and Ed Fyffe. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1958

 

KINSER, Louis LaFayette

1874-1958

Louis LaFayette Kinser, 84, of Louisa, formerly of Knoxville, TN, died Tuesday at 10:50 p.m. He was born July 20, 1874, at Knoxville, TN, son of Frank and Isabelle Cloniger Kinser of Knoxville. Mr. Kinser was a retired salesman and merchant. He was employed by Pittsburg Milling Company for several years. He was married to Ida Branham Kinser who survives. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. Funeral services will be conducted from the Young Funeral Home, Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving, besides the widow, is one sister, Effie Harvey, of Vanore, TN. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1958

 

 

LAKIN, Lyda (Frazier)

1891-1958

Lyda Frazier Lakin, 67, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Friday, September 5, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV, following an illness of one month. She was born July 22, 1891, at Fort Gay, route 1, daughter of James and Virginia Ferguson Frazier. She was married to James S. Lakin for 37 years, who survives. Mrs. Lakin, a well-known and beloved citizen of the Big Hurricane area, was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, with Dr. B. R. Lakin, Rev. James Akers, and Rev. Audrey Lester officiating. Interment was made in the Ferguson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors, besides the husband, include four daughters, Mrs. Charley Pelphrey, Fort Gay, Mrs. Clifford Wright, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Glendel Frasher of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Jay Stanley, Camp Polk, LA, one son, Lawrence Lakin, Kenova, WV; one step daughter, Mrs. Roy Wellman, route 1, Fort Gay; five sisters, Mrs. Leota Frasher, Kenova, Mrs. Nora Roberts, Huntington, Mrs. William Michaels, Fort Gay, Miss Ann Frazier and Miss Fannie Frazier, of Fort Gay; two brothers, Mr. Luther Frazier and Elmer Frazier, both of Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday and was taken to the church Monday one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1958

 

MARSH, Ella (Gerhardt)

Mrs. Ella G. Marsh, 70years old, 1901 U S. route 70, Culloden, WV who was killed Tuesday night, September , when struck by a car on the highway near her home, was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, following funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Steele Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert G. Henson officiating. Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Milton Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Alva O. Marsh of Minneapolis, MN; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Darnell of Dayton, OH and Miss Helen Marsh of Huntington; two brothers, Fred Gerhardt of Ashland and Alex Gerdhardt of Denver; and three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Dixon of Pompano Beach, FL, Mrs. O. J. Webb of Lackey, KY and Mrs. R. A. Stone of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1958

 

MORRIS, Hurston, H.

1896-1958

Dr. Hurston H. Morris, 62, a prominent Portsmouth, OH physician and a native of Blaine, KY, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at his home at 2128 Waller Street, Portsmouth, following an illness of 14 years. Dr. Morris had been critically ill for the past four months and had undergone major surgery five weeks ago. He was born July 1,1 896 at Blaine, KY and was a son of Dr. William S. and Maude Hensley Morris. He had been married to Mildred Burrors Morris since 1932. Dr. Morris, a graduate of Milwaukee Wisconsin Medical College, began his medical career in 1926 as a general practitioner at Fullerton, KY where he practiced until 1930. He studied in Vienna and New York city and later began his career as an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist in Portsmouth in 1932, where he enjoyed a lucrative practice until ill health slowed him down. Funeral rites were conducted Friday, August 29 at 10 a.m. from the  Dachler Funeral Home, Portsmouth, and interment was made in Memorial Park. Survivors include the widow, an aunt, Mrs. Monroe Adams of Louisa, and one uncle, Mr. Charley Morris of Greenup, KY. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1958

 

PORTER, Cecil B.

1900-1958

Cecil B. Porter, 58 years old of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday August 26, in a Louisa Hospital following an illness of four months. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the residence and burial was made in the Sparks Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Porter was born August 19, 1900 at Bruin, KY; son of Mrs. Cora Hunnicutt Porter and the late James Porter. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks Porter; two sons, Roy Everett Porter of Webbville and Royce Porter of Sandy Hook; a sister, Mrs. Albert Blevins of Ashland; three brothers, Earl and Willie Porter of Ashland and Arvel Porter of Columbus and three grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Thursday at 10 a.m. to his residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1958

 

VANHOOSE, Earl Edgar

1906-1958

A veteran motorman employed by the Osborne Mining Co., Goody, KY, was electrocuted about 10:45 a.m. Saturday while endeavoring to extinguish an electrical fire on his motor at the company's Goody mine, it was reported today. The victim, Earl Edgar VanHoose, 52, of New Camp, KY, was alone at the time of the accident and was dead when removed from the mine. Company officials were still investigating the mishap Monday. VanHoose had worked as a mine motorman for 37 years and was a member of Local Union No. 5784, United Mine Workers of America. A native of Louisa, KY, he was born May 17, 1906, a son of Perry and Mary Edwards Vanhoose. He was married to the former Daily Sellards, who survives. Vanhoose had served with the peacetime Army of the United States. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his parents of Louisa (Highbottom section); one daughter, Mrs. Gary Jennings and a grandson of Huntington, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Otis Webb, Mrs. Grace Bellomy, Mrs. Roy Trent, and Mrs. June Dawson, all of Fort Gay, WV; four brothers, Charles Vanhoose at Ft. Knox, KY, Billy Joe Vanhoose of South Portsmouth, KY, Leon Vanhoose of Mill Creek, WV, and Calvin Vanhoose of Louisa (Highbottom section). Funeral services were conducted from the Free Will Baptist Church at Belfry, KY at 2 p.. Tuesday with the Rev. Phillip Hackney officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1958

 

VANTILBURG, Charles K.

1897-1958

Charles K. Vantilburg, 61, prominent Louisa businessman, succumbed Thursday evening, September 18, in a Louisa hospital, following an illness of several months. "Mr. Van", a native of Piqua, OH was born September 11, 1897, a son of the late Thomas and Margaret Weer Vantilburg. He had been a resident of Louisa for the past 19 years and was owner and operator of a chain of Favorite 5, 20, and 25 cents stores. Two of the stores are in Louisa, one at Russell and one in Ashland. The deceased was an active member of the First Christian Church, the Louisa Rotary Club and was a charter member and first president of Louisa Business Men's Association. In 1956, he was named a member of the Advisory Council of the National Association  of Variety Stores, Incorporated. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the First Christian Church with the pastor, the Rev. Dean Bottrell and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margaret Fox Vantilburg; one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Hinkle of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brandon of Versailles, OH and Mrs. Mabel Beener of Toledo, OH; three brothers, James Vantilburg, of Falconer, NY, Weer Vantilburg of Covington, OH, and Thomas Vantilburg of Bradford, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1958

 

WEST, Enoch Spencer

1880-1958

Funeral services for Enoch Spencer West, 78, of Louisa, route 4, who died Sunday at his home of a heart attack were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the West Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. West was born in Wise County, VA, March 24, 1880, a son of the late Leander and Elizabeth Hurd West. He had been a resident of Lawrence County for the past 68 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Stella Patrick West in 1951. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin West; two daughters, Mrs. Newton Trimble of Blaine and Mrs. Gilbert Bluebaum of Catlettsburg; 7 sons, Parker West of Oil Springs, KY, Barton and Noah West of Blaine, Eddie West of Wakefield, OH, Claude West of Houston, TX, Lee West of Abbeville, LA and North West of Louisa; 52 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1958

 

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ADAMS, Elizabeth (Moore)

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Adams, 54, of Cherokee, KY, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one year. She was born at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late David and Lucy Jane Ball Moore. Funeral services were conducted at the Free Will Baptist church of Louisa with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cherokee. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Leonard Adams; two daughters, Mrs. William J. McNamee of Tampa, FL and Mary Lou Adams at home; five sons, Donald Adams of Louisa, S-Sgt. Raymond Adams with the Air Force in Canada, Robert of Columbus, Leonard, Jr., and Bill Joe at home; four sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Berry of Cordell, Mrs. Ada Green of Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. Fannie Withrow of Ashland and Mrs. Lou Moore, Louisa; four brothers, Green and Roy Moore of Ashland, Thomas Moore of Canal Winchester and John Moore of Columbus; one half sister, Mrs. Everett Cantrell of Fuget, KY; one half brother, J. B. Green of Adams, KY and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1958

 

BAISDEN, Una (Napier)

1886-1958

Mrs. Una Napier Baisden, 71 years old of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday night in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Nelson Hughes. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery, Glenhayes. Mrs. Baisden, a former Wayne County school teacher, was born October 10, 1886, at Glenhayes, a daughter of the late Shade and Susan Frazier Napier. she was the widow of James Baisden. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kidd of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Della Kidd of Glenhayes and Mrs. Ona Fry of Glenhayes; one brother, Howard Napier of Cleveland, OH. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Herman Kelly of Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

CHILDERS, Pharoah

1880-1958

Pharoah Childers, seventy-eight years old, of Georges Creek, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at little Ethel Church on Georges Creek by the Rev. German Walters and the Rev Arch Thompson.  Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery. Mr. Childers, a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 35 ears, was born January 27, 1880 at Georges Creek, son of the late Wallace and Martelia Borders Childers.  He was a farmer. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Davis Childers; four daughters, Mrs. Curt Preston and Mrs. Nord Castle of Georges Creek, Mrs. William Gibson of Barboursville, WV, and Mrs. Ledford Powers of Ypsilanti, MI; two sons, Russell Childers of Ypsilanti, and Frank Childers of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Preston of Ashland; a brother, Forest Childers of Louisa; and 35 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.  The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home of Mr. Curt Preston, Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1958

 

COPLEY, Virgie (Penion)

1875-1958

Mrs. Virgie B. Copley, 83, died Wednesday, October 1, at her home at Webb, WV, after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Copley was born at Louisa, February 24, 1875, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Jane Angland Penion and had been a resident of Webb for the past 60 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Latt Copley, preceded her in death in 1938. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was made in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Survivors include one daughter in law Mrs. May Copley of Catlettsburg; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

FERGUSON, Eliza (Hutchinson)

1872-1958

Mrs. Eliza Hutchinson Ferguson, 86 years old of Fallsburg, KY died at her home Sunday at 8:15 a.m. following an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, Fallsburg, by the Rev. C. L. Neff. Burial was in the Hutchinson Cemetery at Fallsburg. She was born at Fallsburg, August 13, 1872, a daughter of the late Vincent S. and Susie Lakin Hutchinson, and was the widow of Thomas Ferguson, who died in 1947. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Hodge Morris of Mt. Sterling, KY, Mrs. Robert Schlundt of Evansville, IN, and Mrs. Gale Dupree of Lewisburg, VA; and five nephews, Dr. W. H. Vaughan of Pusan, Korea, E. A. Vaughan of Ironton, OH, V. A. Vaughan of Martin, TN, Hugh F. Hutchinson of Pittsburg, PA and Hogue Hutchinson of New Mexico. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral services. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1958

 

HENSLEY, Nellie Jane (Kitchen)

1899-1958

Mrs. Nellie Jane Kitchen Hensley, 59, of Webbville, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 14 months. She was born January 27, 1899, a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Young and the late Lafayette Kitchen. Mrs. Hensley was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church, Webbville, by the Rev. Jet Blevins of Orr, KY and the Rev. Luther Parker of Ashland. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are the  husband, Lonnie Hensley; the mother; one son, Lovell Hensley of Baltimore, MD; and three brothers, Curtis Kitchen of Webbville, Clarence Kitchen of Sciotoville, OH and Bill Kitchen of Johnstown, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1958

 

HOLBROOK, Azle

1891-1958

Azle Holbrook, 67, route 4, Louisa, building contractor and farmer, died suddenly at his home at 1:10 p.m. Saturday. He was born April 19, 1891, at Glenwood, KY, a son of the late Taylor and Nettie Reeves Holbrook. He had lived at his present home for 28 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Second Baptist Church, Ashland, of which he had been a member for 50 years. Officiating were the Rev. W. K. Woods, the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. Robert Elliott. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Ashland. The body was removed at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl R. Holbrook whom he married 41 years ago; two sons, Roy G. Holbrook of Fallsburg and Ray E. Holbrook of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Clay of Ashland and Mrs. Monroe Burke of Denton; four brothers, Ernest and Lawrence of Ashland, Millard of Denton and Ortie of Rush; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1958

 

JONES, William Elliott

1890-1958

William Elliott (Coke) Jones, 67, who received his nickname as the first bottler of Coca-Cola in this area, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. He was born November 1, 1890, in Rock Hill, SC, a son of the late William and Fannie Syles Jones. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a former employee of the C & O Railway. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Sarah Kate Allison Jones; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Earl Thomas, Ashland, two sons, Curtis and Elliott, Jr., of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Mamie Matney of Huntington; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1958

 

KERN, Thelma (Maynard)

Mrs. Thelma Maynard Kern, 57, of Walbridge, OH died in Mercy Hospital at Toledo, September 16. A native of Fort Gay, WV, she was a daughter of the late Daniel J. Maynard and Josephine Beaire Maynard. Mrs. Kern had lived in the Toledo area for 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Arthur E. Kerns; three sons, Jack of Walbridge, OH, Dan, Brooksville, FL and Charlie, Marysville, OH; a brother, Joliffe Maynard, Columbus, OH and 6 grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Fort Gay were Mr. and Mrs. Lace Frasher, Mrs. Virgil Wallace and Mr. Lewis Lampent. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

LEMASTER, Myrtle May

1911-1958

Mrs. Myrtle May Lemaster, 47, Gallup, died in a Huntington hospital following an illness of one month. Mrs. Lemaster was born in Paintsville, Feb 2, 1911, a daughter of the late Enoch and Lillian Gullet Davis. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Wallins Cemetery at River under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Albert, three daughters, Mrs. Gervin Wallin and Mrs. Robin Diller, Columbus and Miss Geraldine Lemaster, at home, one sister, Mrs. Fred Phillips of Pittsburgh, PA, one brother, Edgar Davis, Idaho, one half-brother, Arthur Gullet, Paintsville and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

MAYNARD, Cora Jane (Dingus)

1885-1958

Mrs. Cora Jane Daniels Maynard, 72, of Fort Gay, WV, died October 8, in a Huntington nursing home after an illness of three years. Mrs. Maynard was born October 13, 1885, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Billie and Cynthia Smith Dingus. She was a member for 58 years of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church, Adams, KY. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Dovie Shrum of Hilliard, OH; one nephew, Charles L. Sparks of Buena Vista, OH ad one cousin Mrs. Della Houck of Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1958

 

MEADE, Lucy (Pigg)

1882-1958

Mrs. Lucy Pigg Meade, 76, died at the home of her son, Edward Meade, 314 S. 4th Street, Columbus, OH, October 3, at 8:45 p.m. after an illness of about two years.  She formerly lived at Louisa, but lived in Columbus the past three months. Her husband, William H. Meade, died in 1931. She was born at Louisa route 1, January 1, 1882, a daughter of the late Felix and Louisa Wooten Pigg. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Wooten Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wayne D. Blankenship, Urbana, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Gypsy Pack, Martin, KY, Mrs. Charles Borders, and Mrs. Cora Ball, Huntington, WV, three brothers, Grant Pigg and Ben Pigg, route 1, Louisa and Edward Pigg, Hellier, KY. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

MOORE, Charles H.

1889-1958

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 5 for Charles H. Moore, 69, who died at his home, in the Glade community, Beaver, OH at 2:45 p.m. Friday, October 3. A resident of Scioto township for the past 22 years, he formerly operated a dairy farm and at one time served as salesman for the Armour Packing Company in Eastern Kentucky. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, March 24, 1889, a son of the late Eli and Emily Berry Moore. In 1907, he was married to Myrtle Jordan, who died in 1939. In 1952, he married Mrs. Esther Clay of Jackson County, OH who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Radford, of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Emily Clay of Dearborn, MI, four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Jeanette Adams, Beaver, route 1, Mrs. Clarissa Dean, South Point, OH, and Mrs. Maggie Osborne, Berea, KY and three half brothers, W. H. Moore and Dewey Moore, both of Louisa, KY and Bascom Moore of Ashland, KY. Services Sunday were conducted from the Hammerstein Funeral Home in Beaver with the Rev. Frank Harding officiating and burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1958

 

MOORE, Laud

1892-1958

Final funeral rites for Laud Moore, 66, a fire victim, were held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Interment was made in the Moore Cemetery near Cordell, KY. Rites scheduled for Friday were halted on orders of Sheriff J. J. Jordan, who believed that foul play figured in Moore's death and said he wanted to investigate further into the fatality before interment was made. The orders were received at the Young Funeral Home where services were being held for Moore whose charred remains were found Friday morning, September 26 in the ruins of the home of Mrs. Phoebe Short, Cordell about 23 miles west of Louisa. Sheriff Jordan said a revolver with all cartridges discharged was found in the ruins. There were indications he said that one of them might not have been set off by the heat of the fire and for this reason a man whose name has been withheld, who was last seen with Moore, was being held in the county jail for investigation.

 

Jordan and Coroner Dana Harless, who are conducting the investigation are being assisted by a representative of the state fire marshall's office. The cause of the blaze, which was discovered at 4 a.m. Friday, was not determined. the house had electrical wiring, but there was no gas service, it was reported. Mrs. Short, owner of the house, was in Columbus, OH, at the time the home was burned. Moore, a son of the late Felix and Georgia McHenry Moore, was born January 5, 1892, at Cordell, was a retired Columbus city employee and was drawing a pension for a World War I disability, in addition to Social Security payments. The deceased had resided at the Short home off and on for the past few years, and also in Ashland for brief periods. He spent more than 20 years of his life in Columbus. His only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. J. K. Jordan of Ashland with whom he resided part time. Other survivors include two nieces and 2 nephews. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

O'DELL, Emma (Large)

Mrs. Emma O'Dell, 71, route 2 Fort Gay, WV died at 12:25 P.M. October 8, at her home. Mrs. O'Dell was born at Prichard, WV, September 7, 1887, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Biggs Large. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Church. Burial was made in Blair Cemetery at Prichard. Survivors include her husband, George; one daughter, Mrs. Claude Stuckey, Akron, OH, four sons, Charles, George, Jr., and Johnny of Akron, and Frank, at home; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1958

 

PACK, Jennings Jr.

1958-1958

Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday, October 22 at 2 p.m. for Jennings Pack, Jr., infant son of Jennings and Evelyn Thompson Pack, route 2, Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Pack and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Thompson, both of route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1958

 

PAGE, Benjamin H.

1906-1958

Benjamin H. Page, 52, well-known resident of Louisa, died Friday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV following an illness of six months. He had been a patient at Veterans' Hospital for only one day. He was born October 13, 1906, a son of the late Lewis E. and Tessie Heston Page, pioneer resident of Louisa. He was a veteran of World War II, and had been associated as a barber at the Sanitary Barber Shop with his brother, John Page, for the past 30 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, 2:30 p.m. from the First Christian Church with the pastor the Rev. Dean Bottrell and the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. The church choir sang "God's Tomorrow" and "Abide With Me", favorite hymns of the family. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. M. Rankin of Louisa; two brothers, John W. Page of Louisa and Bruce E. Page of Portsmouth, OH; 8 nephews and 6 nieces. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1958

 

PELFREY, William Thomas

1868-1958

William Thomas Pelfrey, 89, of Staffordsville, KY, died Thursday, September 25, at the home of a son, Forest Pelfrey of Louisa route 4. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. from the Paint Creek Enterprise Baptist Church at Relief, KY by the Rev. Hood Wallen and the Rev. Crawford Holbrook. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery. Mr. Pelfrey, a retired Morgan County merchant, was born November 24, 1868, at Ellenton, KY, son of the late John and Manda Brown Pelfrey. He was a member of the Paint Creek Church. Additional survivors include the widow, Angie Moore Pelfrey; a daughter, Mrs. Irvin Holbrook of Mima, KY, a son Wallie Pelfrey of Mima, and 21 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Forest Pelfrey, Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

PERRY, James Harrison

1903-1958

James Harrison Perry, 55, of Clifford, KY, a timber dealer, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Perry was born in Martin County, June 4, 1903, a son of the late Oakie and Rachel Marcum Perry. He was a member of the United Baptist Church at Clifford. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Frazier Perry; three daughters, Mrs. Troy Prince of Clifford and Misses Mary Rachel and Margaret Sue Perry at home; seven sons, James Mart, Oakie R., William Charles, Troy Lee, Bobby Lynn, Paul Edward, and Walter Taylor Perry, at home three sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Bell of London, OH, and Mrs. Hubert Allen and Miss Alice Perry of Louisa; five brothers, William Perry, Richardson, KY Rex Perry, Louisa, and Walter, Samuel and Oscar Perry, Denton, KY and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Mount Olive Church by the Rev. Arch Thompson the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Rush Frazier. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

RABURN, Orville

1900-1958

Orville S. Raburn, 57, of 2625 Hackworth St., Ashland, KY died Saturday morning September 20, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Raburn was employed with the Texas Oil Co., for 26 years having retired last year due to ill health. He was born December 5, 1900, a son of the late Richard H. and Cora Botts Raburn and had been a resident of Ashland for the past 35 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland with the Rev. J.S. Faulconer officiating. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Flora Alley Raburn, a former resident of Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Robinson of Waverly, OH and two granddaughters, Misses Sharon Lee and Jane Ellen Robinson of Waverly. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

RIFFE, Early Damer

1880-1958

Early Damer Riffe, 78, of Louisa Star route, died Thursday October 2, at his home. Mr. Riffe was born in Carter County, January 8, 1880, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Riffe. He had been a resident here for 68 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Gap Church at Yatesville, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Belle Short Riffe; and two brothers, Austin Riffe of Paintsville and Heber Riffe of Louisa Star Route. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1958

 

SKAGGS, Sally (Lemasters)

1878-1958

Mrs. Sally Lemasters Skaggs, 79, 2638 Virginia Avenue, Ashland, KY, formerly of Lawrence County, widow of Dr. Randolph Skaggs, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Skaggs was born October 4, 1878, a daughter of the late Lewis and Delpha Bailey Lemasters. She was highly active in church and Eastern Star work. For the past 11 years she had resided with her son, Dr. H. G. Skaggs, Ashland, KY. Other survivors include two brothers, Estill, Flat Gap, KY, and Roscoe Lemasters, Inglewood, CA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p-.m. at the First Baptist Church, Salyersville, KY, by the Rev. James Walters. Burial was made in Bluegrass Cemetery. Mrs. C. B. Rice and Mrs. Russell Dobyns of Louisa, attended the funeral which was under the direction of Caudill Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

THOMPSON, Freelin

1876-1958

Freelin Thompson, 82 years old of Fort Gay, route 2, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was born March 17, 1876, on Fort Gay route 2, a son of the late Elias and Miranda Hampton Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a farmer and saw mill operator. His wife, Mrs. Rosa Smith Thompson, died in 1953. Funeral rites will be held Friday 11 a.m. at the home of Cecil Watts, route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. James Harvey and the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Olive Watts and Miss Lillian Thompson of Fort Gay; two sisters, Miss Gypsy Thompson of Lavalette, and Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook of Fort Gay route 2 and one brother, Charles Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2. The body will be taken to the home of a son in law, Cecil Watts of Fort Gay route 2, at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1958

 

WALLACE, Johnnie Ray

1958-1958

Graveside rites were conducted at the McClure Cemetery, Gallup, KY, at 2 p.m. October 18, for Johnnie Ray Wallace, infant son of Milzie Wallace and Liza Jane Pridemore Wallace, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include, besides the father and mother, five sisters, Minnie Belle, Frances, Rachel and Kathy Lee Wallace, all at home. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1958

 

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ADAMS, Gusta

1909-1958

Miss Gusta Adams, 48, route 1, Webbville, died at her home at 2 p.m. Monday after a long illness. Miss Adams was born December 16, 1909, at Webbville, a daughter of Virgie Adams. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence at Webbville by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville. She is survived by her mother. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1958

 

CHAPMAN, Ida Belle (Porter)

1876-1958

Mrs. Ida Belle Porter Chapman, 82, a former Louisa resident, died Tuesday, October 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mrs. Chapman, who resided at 717 29th Street, in Ashland, was the widow of the late Napoleon Bonaparte Chapman whose ancestors settled in Lawrence County in 1802. Mrs. Chapman was born in Ashland, August 30, 1876, a daughter of the late James Jefferson and Lucy Ann Hamilton Porter. Her grandfather, the late George B. Porter was an early settler of Boyd County. She was educated in the Ashland schools and had been a faithful member of the First Methodist Church since childhood. She and Mr. Chapman were married in Louisa and resided here for several years. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. O.P. Smith of Irvine and Dr. Homer Vanderpool, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Ashland. Burial was followed in Ashland Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Lucille Chapman, at home; one son, Col. James W. Chapman, United States Air Force, Washington, D. C., one sister, Mrs. T. B. Billups, Louisa, and two grandsons, Lieut. James W. Chapman, II, United States Air Force, Florida and Stephen Chapman, Alexandria, VA. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1958

 

CHAPMAN, John S.

1886-1958

John S. Chapman, 72, Mechanicsburg, OH route 1, a resident of this area for several years and a farmer in Union Township, died about 2 a.m. Monday, November 17, at his home. Mr. Chapman was born March 10, 1886, route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Thomas J. and Catherine Compton Chapman. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge No. 195, F & AM and Louisa Chapter No. 95, R. A. M. Survivors include his widow, Myrtle; three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Jordan, Martha, KY, Mrs. Dimple Daniel, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Christine VanHoose, Urbana, route 1, OH, three sons, Homer Chapman, Mechanicsburg, Kenneth Chapman, Urbana and Garland Chapman at home; 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Claude T. Wilson, of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Lucille Babcock, Denver, CO, three brothers, G. A. Chapman, of Tyler, TX, Graham Chapman of Denver, and Charles Chapman of Mt. Morris, MI. The body was taken to the residence where friends called after 4 p.m. Tuesday. At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday the body was taken to the Grace Methodist Church in Mutual where services were held at 10 a.m. The Rev Charles A. Rader, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Emmerson Fox officiated. Burial was in Mutual Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1958

 

COBURN, Thomas

Thomas Coburn, 37, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, was killed Sunday when struck by an automobile in Indianapolis. He was a son of the late Strother and Florence Gilkerson Coburn, and had lived in Indianapolis for three years. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wellman Cemetery on Louisa route 2 by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Janie Minters Coburn; one daughter, Ella Louisa Coburn, at home; two sons, Harry and George Coburn, at home, and one brother and one sister. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 13,1 958

 

DYER, Andrew

1897-1958

Andy Dyer, 61, of Fallsburg, died in a Louisa hospital at 11 p.m. Thursday, November 6, after suffering a stroke four days prior. He was born June 8, 1897, a son of the late William Dyer and Mrs. Myriam Elkins Dyer. He was a retired sheet metal worker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Harmon family cemetery on route 4. Survivors include his widow, Hettie Tomlin Dyer, two daughters, Mrs. Noah W. Lunsford, and Mrs. Henry J. Adams, both of Catlettsburg; one son, Carl Dyer, Denton; 6 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1958

 

FUGGETT, Frances Arlene

1958-1958

Frances Arlene Fuggett, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fuggett of Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hampton Cemetery at Fort Gay route 2, by the Rev. Jay Rice. Additional survivors include two brothers, James Lee and Robert Fuggett at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fuggett of Mansfield, OH, and the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1958

 

JAMES, Thomas E.

1887-1958

Thomas E. James, 71, of Charley, KY, died in a Huntington hospital Saturday at 5 p.m. following an illness of one day. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the residence with the Rev. Milt Cordle and Rev. Willis Daniel officiating. Burial was in the James Cemetery at Endicott, KY. He was born August 28, 1887, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late John Wesley and Kansas Maynard James. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 20 years. After 61 years of residence at Germany, KY, he moved to Charley 10 years ago. His first wife, Mrs. Mary Martin James, died in 1934. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Amy Zeole Roop James, and two sons, John H. and Frank James of Grundy, VA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1958

 

JARRELL, Willard

1902-1958

The Rev. Willard Jarrell, 56 years old, of Fort Gay, died Friday, October 31, at his home following a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. S. E. Jennings. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery on Fort Gay route 2. Mr. Jarrell, pastor of the Fort Gay and Dunlow Churches of God for the past three years, was born March 28, 1902, at Radnor, WV. Survivors include the parents, Mrs. Polly Pratt Hardwick of Fort Gay, route 2 and Alex Jarrell; two daughters, Mrs. Lovell Stallard and Mrs. Wilbur Risner of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Homer Jarrell of Fort Gay and Daniel Jarrell of Mansfield; a half brother, Raymond Hardwick of Mansfield and 7 grandchildren. The body was a the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. to lie in state. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1958

 

PHILLIPS, Melda (Stinson)

1874-1958

Mrs. Melda Stinson Phillips, 84, well-known and beloved woman of Louisa, died Tuesday, November 4, 8 p.m. following an illness of six months. She was born July 27, 1874, at Flat Gap, KY, daughter of James Henry and Mary Coffey Stinson. Her husband, James M. Phillips, preceded her in death in 1938. Mrs. Phillips had been a resident of Louisa for 35 years. She was an active member of the Free Will Baptist Church, as long as her health permitted. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin, pastor, the Rev. Gallie Isaac, and the Rev. Grant York officiating. Interment will be in the Hay and Muncy Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Adkins, route 4, Louisa, five sons, Sterling Phillips, Sandy Hook, KY, Willie Phillips, Grayson, KY, John and Virgil Phillips, both of Lebanon, OH and Estill Phillips, Franklin, OH; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call, and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1958

 

RIGGS, Sarah Elizabeth (Thompson)

1864-1958

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Riggs, 94, died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jay Dawson of Fort Gay, following an illness of four years. Mrs. Riggs was born March 24, 1864, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Joel and Martha Wilson Thompson. Her husband, M. D. Riggs, preceded her in death in 1931. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Greenbrier Baptist Church on West Virginia route 37 with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery on Joel Branch. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Dawson, Sunday at 4 p.m. and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Additional survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Curtis Ferguson, Fort Gay, Mrs. Wilton Fields of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Sidney Wilson of Dayton, OH; one son, Hewlett Riggs of Fort Gay; 28 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1958

 

STEWART, Clyde

1891-1958

Clyde Stewart, 67, of Webbville, KY, died Monday night at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Free Will Baptist Church, Webbville, by the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Stewart, a farmer, was born June 30, 1891, at Webbville, a son of the late George S. and Elizabeth Webb Stewart. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. May Morris Stewart; two daughters, Mrs. J.L. Skaggs and Mrs. Proctor Ramey, of Webbville; a son, Charles H. Stewart at home; two brothers, Homer Stewart of Hilliards, OH, and Fred Stewart of Columbus and 8 grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1958

 

WALDECK, James J.

James J. Waldeck, 73, formerly of Louisa, KY died in a hospital at Hampton, VA, October 29, 1958. Following funeral services he was buried in a Hampton cemetery. He was a son of the late N. D. and Hannah Justice Waldeck, of Louisa. He is survived by his widow, Rose Jones Waldeck and one son, James J. Waldeck, Jr., who is a First Lieutenant now serving in Germany; one sister, Mrs. J.M. Meek of Little Rock, AR and one brother, Charles D. Waldeck of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1958

 

WEBB, Sam

1894-1958

Sam Webb, 64, of Louisa route 5, a retired N & W Railway employee, died Sunday at 4 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following a three day illness. Mr. Webb was born February 3, 1894, at Van Lear, a son of the late Jeff and Julia Franklin Webb. Survivors include three brothers, Willie Webb, of Louisa route 4, Buddy Webb of Van Lear, and Frank Webb of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home of a brother, Willie Webb, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of the brother Monday. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1958

 

WILSON, Jay Samuel

1900-1958

Jay S. Wilson, 58, of the High Bottom section of Louisa, died at his home Sunday night following an illness of one year. Mr. Wilson was born December 15, 1900, at Louisa, a son of the late Harrison and Mahalia Burton Wilson. He was employed as a lineman with the United Fuel Gas Company. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marie E. Webb Wilson, to whom he had been married 34 years; seven daughters, Mrs. Herman T. Fannin of Lucasville, OH, Mrs. Hubert Lemaster, Jr., of Louisa, Mrs. Clyde W. Lambert of Norfolk, VA, Miss Thelma Wilson of Dayton, OH and Misses Linda, Phyllis and Frances Wilson, at home; one son, Robert W. Wilson of Louisa; one brother, Arthur Wilson of Louisa; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Russell Kirk officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery on Lick Creek. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Monday at 6 p.m. and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy news, November 27, 1958

 

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ADKINS, Glover

1875-1958

Glover Adkins, 83, of Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, in a Louisa hospital, after an illness of five years. He was born September 4, 1875, on route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Adkins of route 4, Louisa. He was a retired farmer and formerly was a foreman for the C & O Railway and also for the Ohio Fuel Gas Co. 19 years. His wife, Belle Jordan Adkins, died in 1951. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, Yatesville, KY, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery on Morgan's Creek. Mr. Adkins had been a member of the Baptist Church 30 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Rose of Huntington, Mrs. Mabel Riffe and Mrs. Bessie Hazelett, both of Columbus, OH; five sons, Jim, Glover, Jr., and Harris, all of Columbus, Miles of Huntington and Walter of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Moore of Louisa and 12 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1958

 

BURTON, Minnie

1872-1958

Miss Minnie Burton, 86, of Buchanan died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bryan at 8 a.m. Saturday after a four year illness. Miss  Burton was born at White's Creek, in Boyd County, December 2, 1872, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Collinsworth Burton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Josephus Howard of Buchanan, officiating. Burial was made in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. She had been a member of Kavanaugh Baptist Church for five years. Surviving  are her sister, Mrs. Bryan and three other sisters, Mrs. Sam Compton of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Alice Billups and Mrs. Charlie Stump, both of route 1, Buchanan; two brothers, William D. Burton of route 1, Buchanan and G. T. Burton of route 4, Louisa, 9 nieces and 7 nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1958

 

CRUM, Minerva (Fitzpatrick)

1873-1958

Mrs. Minerva Crum, 85, of Glen Hayes, WV, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bailiff of Fairview, at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon following an illness of several months. Mrs. Crum was born March 26, 1873, at Clifford, KY, the daughter of Ulysses and Elizabeth Maynard Fitzpatrick and was married to Albert Cru. Survivors include two sons, Ike and Charley Frazier of Williamson; two daughters, Mae Bailiff of Fairview and Mrs. Lexie Maynard of Glen Hayes; a step daughter, Clara Riss of Radnor; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Damron and Mrs. Shirley New, both of Louisa, KY, 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. The body remained at the Allen Funeral Home until noon Tuesday at which time it was taken to the residence of Mrs. Lexie Maynard at Glen Hayes. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial following in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1958

 

GREEN, Louisa (Skaggs)

Mrs. Louisa Skaggs Green, 45, wife of H. J. Green, 242 Taylor Drive, Lexington, KY, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, November 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, after an illness of several months. She was a native of Martha, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Cora Adams Skaggs, Lexington, and the late Oscar Skaggs. She attended Morehead High School and the Bowling Green College of Commerce. She was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church, Greenville, SC. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Thomas and Billy Green; a daughter, Loretta Green; a sister, Mrs. Herbert C. Cain and a niece, Miss Elaine Cain, all of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted from the W. R. Milward Funeral Home, Saturday 2 p.m. Interment was made in Lexington. Mrs. C. B. Rice and son, M. S. Rice of Louisa, were among the relatives who called at the funeral home. The deceased is a cousin of the Rice family, Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Mrs. Bernard Pickrell and Mr. Sherill Phillips of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1958

 

HALL, Ruby

1931-1958

Miss Ruby Hall, 27, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Friday of a heart condition in St. Anthony's Hospital at Columbus where she had been a patient for one day. Miss Hall had lived in Glenhayes, WV for 8 years and Louisa for 17 years before moving to Columbus where she had resided for the past three years. She was born October 17, 1931 at ?? Andrews, KY, a daughter of William Allen and Loudella Ratcliffe Hall. She attended Louisa High School and was employed by Big Bear Supermarkets in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was mad in Ratcliffe Cemetery on Yellow Creek near Clifford, KY. Survivors include her mother of route 2 Louisa, her father, of Cleveland, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Jim Allen of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Bettie Hall of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Bill Ferguson, Ashland; 2 brothers, Luster G. Hall, Fairborn and Robert L. Hall of Pickerington, OH; three nieces and three nephews. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1958

 

HAY, John Franklin

1866-1958

John Franklin Hay, 92, retired farmer, died Thursday in Springfield, OH following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Hay was born October 12, 1866, at Martha, KY, a son of the late John and Rebecca Skaggs Hay. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Rebecca Lester Hay preceded him in death in 1947. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth Church, Martha, with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. William Sparks officiating. Burial was made in Hay Cemetery at Martha. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Hughie Boggs of Prineville, OR, Mrs. Zuelus Prince of Sharkey, KY, Mrs. Joshua Nickell of Springfield, and Mrs. Milt Kitchen of Blaine, KY; three sons, John David Hay of Isonville, Martin Hay of Martha, and Milton Hay of Springfield; two brothers, the Rev. Asa Hay of Mazie, KY and Leander Hay of Tuffy, KY; 29 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1958

 

JORDAN, Alvin

1893-1958

Alvin Jordan, 65, of Adams, KY, was killed in a truck-car crash near Columbus, OH Monday and his brother, Robert Jordan, 51, also of Adams, is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital, Columbus. The driver of the car, Robert Evans, 29, of Chillicothe, OH, is reported to be in a bad condition by attaches of Mercy Hospital. Jordan had been visiting relatives in Columbus according to reports given the News. The deceased was born December 22, 1893, son of Covey Jordan and Mary Etta Moore Jordan, at Adams, KY. He was married to Virgie Carter Jordan, who preceded him in death. He worked at the Hercules Paper Box Company in Columbus and had been retired one year. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Ebb Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery at Adams. Survivors are one son, William Jordan, Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Glen Blake, Mrs. Paul Wright and Mrs. Harold Detty, of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Augusta Roberts, route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Mellie Chapman of Akron, OH; one brother, Robert Jordan, Adams, KY; two half brothers, Noah Ball and Andrew, Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home at 8 a.m. today (Thursday). Big Sandy News, December 18, 1958

 

LAYNE, Charles R.

1873-1958

Charles R. Layne, 85, formerly of route 4, Louisa, died in a Norfolk, VA hospital, Saturday November 29, at 7:30 p.m. after a long illness. Mr. Layne was born on route 4, Louisa, February 15, 1873, a son of the late James and Sarah Frazier Layne. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Arthur White, Norfolk, Mrs. Harry Burden, Sandusky, OH, Mrs. J. B. Wyant, South Point, OH, three sons, Charles E. Layne, Chicago, Paul R. Layne, Clinton, MD, and James L. Layne, Orlando, FL one half sister, Mrs. Pearl Vanhorn, Louisa; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

MARCUM, William Boyd

1899-1958

William Boyd Marcum 59, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Friday in a Louisa hospital, after suffering a heart attack at his home. A retired coal miner, Mr. Marcum was born July 1, 1899, at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Cassel and Melissa Nelson Marcum. He was a member of the Myrtle Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a former resident of Chattaroy, WV. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. R. Cavins officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Chloe Hall Marcum; three daughters, Mrs. Homer Woods of Chattaroy, Mrs. Rush Crodel of Point Pleasant and miss Gwendolyn Marcum at home; three sons, James E. and David Marcum of Clinton, MI and Robert Marcum of san Diego, CA; a sister, Mrs. J.D. Finley of Chattaroy; a brother, Noah Marcum of Delbarton, WV and 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

MAYNARD, Sallie Ann (Bartram)

1866-1958

Mrs. Sallie Ann Maynard, 92, widow of Sam Maynard, died Sunday at her home at Clifford, KY, following an illness of ten days. Mrs. Maynard was born October 25, 1866, at Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Capt. William H. and Minerva Ratcliffe Bartram. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 52 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church at Clifford with the Rev. Sam Branham officiating. Burial was made in Maynard Cemetery at Clifford. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Johnny Johns of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Dollie Frances Grayson and Mrs. Lizzie Jane Branham, both of Clifford; four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1958

 

MOORE, Edgell K.

1906-1958

Edgell K. Moore, 52, a dental laboratory technician, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Deland, FL, Thursday, November 13. Mr. Moore, a thirty second Mason was born at Charley, KY, February 8,1 906, the son of the late Ephriam and Onalda Chapman Moore. He had been with the Dental Perfection Company of Los Angeles for approximately 10 years.  2 1/2 years ago when he moved from Washington Court House, OH to Deland and established his own business. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Gladys; one daughter, Jean, at home; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Preston, Louisa, route 1, Mrs. A. J. Austin, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Edgar Preston, Louisa, route 1, two brothers, Charlie Dixon, Louisa route 1, and Dr. J. W. Dixon of Pompano Beach, FL and Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

NEWSOM, Eaphie

1911-1958

EAphie Newsom, 47 years old, passed away December 14 at 1 p.m. at his home, Rittman, OH, where he has resided for the past four years. He formerly lived at Route 4, Louisa, and Fort Gay, WV. He was married to Susie Cyrus for 17 years. He was  born May 22, 1911, at Catlettsburg, KY, the son of the late George and Mary Wilson Newsom. He was employed with Metal Specialty Company, Orrville, OH for 3 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment was made in Slone Cemetery, route 4, Louisa with the Rev. Herman Meredith of Rittman, officiating. He was a member of the True Gospel Mission, Rittman, OH. Survivors are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Morehead, New York, Misses Dorothy, Ruby and Betty of Rittman, OH; one son, Harold Newsom of Rittman; four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Baugh, Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Bruce Atkins of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Leonard tucker, Zelda, KY and Mrs. Floyd Rickman of Yale, MI. Big Sandy News, December 18,1 958

 

PAULEY, Cora (Webb)

1885-1958

Mrs. Cora Dillon Pauley, 72, Saltpetre, WV died at 5 p.m. Saturday in a Huntington nursing home after an illness of one year. Mrs. Pauley was born December 12, 1885, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Sarah Smith Webb. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Baptist Church at Saltpetre by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. H. H. Ross. Burial was in Lynch family cemetery. Survivors include one son, Carl Webb, Columbus, OH and one brother, Pierce Webb, route 2, Fort Gay. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Culley Pauley, Saltpetre. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

PERRY, Elvis

1958-1958

Elvis Perry, one month old son of Oscar and Margaret Lambert Perry of Denton, KY, died at the home of his parents, Monday, December 22, 12:30  after an illness of three days. Graveside rites were held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Holbrook Cemetery, Denton, with Mr. K. C. Walker officiating. The deceased was born November 21, 1958 at Louisa. Survivors are the parents, the maternal grandfather, George W. Lambert, route 4, Louisa, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oak Perry of Denton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1958

 

ROBERTSON, Mary E. (Frasher)

1869-1958

Mrs. Mary E. Robertson, 89, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two years. Mrs. Robertson was born February 15, 1869, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William V. and Nancy Thompson Frasher. Her husband, M. V. Robertson, died in 1935. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Saltpetre, WV by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Taylor Wellman and Mrs. Charlie Wheeler, Louisa; one brother, Reynolds Frasher, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Sipple; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

SKAGGS, Ramona

Ramona Skaggs, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Skaggs of Martha, KY, passed away Monday evening, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. in a local hospital following an illness of ten days. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 26, 10 a.m. at Martha, by the Rev. Emmerson Collier. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Martha, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Gretta Skaggs, Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Inez Whitt, Culver, KY and Miss Imogene Skaggs at home; five brothers, James, Perlman, Johnnie, Volnie, and Michael, at home. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1958

 

THOMPSON, Celestia Alma (Bennett)

1885-1958

Mrs. Celestia Alma Thompson, 73, of Crum, route 1, WV, died December 16, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial was in Copley Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born March 29, 1885, at Richmond, VA, daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Billups Bennett. Survivors include the husband, Richard Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Anderson Belcher of Crum, route 1, and Mrs. Oliver Copley of Dunlow, WV; a son, James Thompson, of Crum, route 1; a sisters, Mrs. Agnes Davis of Richmond; two brothers, James Bennett of Huntington and William Randolph Bennett of Crum; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1958

 

WALTON, Harley Thomas

1893-1958

Harley Thomas Walton, 65, radio and TV repairman, 319 North Clay Street, Louisa, died at his home at 3:30 p.m. Friday following  a heart attack. Mr. Walton was born May ??, 1893, at Elko, OH, a son of the late John J. and Mary Magdalene Walton. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of W. O. Johnson Post, No. 89, American Legion. Funeral rites were held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Karl Hill officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Opal Cyrus Walton; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Cyrus, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert Cook, Chula Vista, CA, Mrs. Robert Stewart, Columbus, and Miss Betty Walton, at home; six sons, Russell, of Chula Vista, Joe and Gene, Cleveland, OH, Jimmy of Johnston, OH and Roy and Edward, at home; one sister, Mrs. Carl Kroninger, New Albany, OH; one brother, Ben Walton of Senecaville, OH and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1958

 

WILLIAMS, Ida Lee (Gambill)

1871-1958

Mrs. Ida Lee Gambill Williams, 87, 2401 Forest Ave., Ashland, KY, widow of Dr. Fleming McClellan Williams, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Williams was born June 30, 1871, in Lawrence County, KY a daughter of the late Dr. John J. and Mary Jane Boggs Gambill. She had lived in Ashland for 50 years, moving there from Johnson County. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church. Private funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. Joseph Faulconer. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Connelly, with whom Mrs. Williams lived; one son, Dr. Walter F. Williams, Ashland, three grandsons, Dr. Edward W. Connelly, Walter F. Williams, and James McClellan Williams, all of Ashland; one granddaughter, Laura Lee Williams, Ashland, six grandchildren. The deceased was a cousin of Charles Gambill and Mrs. Harry Burton; Blaine, KY and Mrs. H. H. Sparks, Louisa. Friends were requested to omit flowers and made contributions to the heart fund. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1958

 

WRIGHT, Norma (Taylor)

1905-1958

Mrs. Norma Taylor Wright, 52, of 1430 Center Street, Catlettsburg, KY died Tuesday at 1:10 a.m. at an Ashland hospital following an illness of three months. Mrs. Wright had resided in Ashland and Catlettsburg for the past 15 years, moving there from Louisa. She was employed as a saleslady with the Smart Shop, Ashland. When she was a resident of Louisa, she was employed by the now defunct Atkins & Vaughan Drug Store, and the Blue Ribbon Ice Cream Company. She was born December 31, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Sophia Savage Taylor and the late James Taylor. Her husband, C. T. (Tom) Wright, preceded her in death in December 1952. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Marion T. Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include the mother; a sister, Mrs. Maude Johnson of Cincinnati, OH and three brothers, Dewey Taylor of Chillicothe, OH, Grant Taylor of Louisa, route 4, and Sherman Taylor of Huntington, WV. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1958

 

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