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ARTRIP, Joyce (Kirk)

Mrs. Joyce Artrip, 52, of Fort Gay, wife of Martin B. Artrip, died Sunday at 2:50 a.m. in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV following an illness of five weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Artrip had been married 35 years. The body of Mrs. Artrip was at the Curtright Funeral Home and remained there until 1 p.m. Tuesday when it was taken to the Fort Gay Baptist Church of which the deceased was a member. Lat rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Burl Taylor. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Artrip was born July 8, 1906, at route 5, Louisa, daughter of the late John H. and Elizabeth Hardwick Kirk. Surviving besides her husband, are three sons, James C. Artrip, of Irwin, PA, Martin L. Artrip, Portsmouth, OH, and Larry David Artrip at home; one daughter, Mrs. Willard Carr of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Noah Browning of Barnabus, WV and Mrs. Frennie May of Nolan, WV; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mason Johnson, Glenhayes, WV, and Mrs. Victoria Haney, Varney, WV; one half-brother, William James of Clifford, KY and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

BELLOMY, John F.

1891-1958

The Rev. John F. Bellomy, 66, route 1, Louisa, died in a hospital here at 10:30 a.m. Friday, after an illness of one month. He had been a Methodist minister for 25 years and was currently in charge of three churches: Borders Chapel, Chapman Methodist Church and See Chapel. He was born March 7,1 892, in Buchanan, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Clarinda White Bellomy. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church of Louisa, by Dr. H. L. Moore and the Rev. K. E. Hill. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Walbridge. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della Daniels Bellomy; three daughters, Mrs. German Walters, Jr., route 2, Louisa, Mrs. John A. Preston, Richardson, KY and Mrs. N. J. Francis of Garrett; one son, K. W. Bellomy of Portsmouth, VA; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Sperry of Barboursville, WV, Mrs. Anna Lunsford of Logan, WV and Mrs. Minnie Jordan of Hillsboro, OH; one brother, S. R. Bellomy of Salt Rock, WV; 9 step grandchildren; 14 grandchildren and one great grandson. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959

 

BLODGETT, Mary Ellen (Bartram)

1870-1959

Mrs. Mary Ellen Blodgett, 88, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Saturday, January 17, at 9 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glen Leach, Coal Grove, OH, where she had been visiting for an indefinite period. Prior to an extended illness she resided with her daughter while attending school near Ironton, OH for a period of three years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek where she had been a member for 75 years. The Rev. Grant Raines officiated and burial was made in Mount Carmi and Bartram Cemetery near Fort Gay. The deceased was born at Fort Gay, November 16, 1870, a daughter of the late William C. and Sarah E. Thompson Bartram. Survivors include the husband, Jay H. Blodgett, the daughter, Mrs. Leach of Coal Grove, another daughter, Mrs. Tennie Hewitt of Ironton, OH, one brother, L. D. Bartram of Huntington; 17 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. The body of Mrs. Blodgett was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1959

 

BLYTHE, Henry Maxwell

1881-1958

Henry Maxwell Blythe, 77 years old, a retired farmer of Martha, KY died Saturday at 9 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Levi Mulkey of Martha, following a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Enterprise Baptist Church at Martha by the Rev. Herbert Phillips, the Rev. Homer Evans, and the Rev. Emerson Collier. Burial was made in the Blythe Cemetery at Sacred Wind, KY. Mr. Blythe was born July 19, 1881,  a son of the late Abraham and Melissa McFarland Blythe. His wife, Mrs. Virgie Wells Blythe, died in 1949. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the daughter are another daughter, Mrs. Proctor Cooper of Houckville, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hicks, of South Solon, OH, Mrs. Lena Williams of Olive Hill, KY and Mrs. Cecil Kitchen of Martha and 3 grandchildren. The body was a the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959

 

CHAFFIN, Robert B.

1871-1959

Robert B. Chaffins, 87 years old, a retired farmer, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of a son, Dewey Chaffin, of Louisa, route 4. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, Rev. Muncy Cassidy and Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in the Chaffins Cemetery near Fallsburg. Mr. Chaffins was born near Louisa November 22, 1871, a son of the late Kenos and Margaret Goins Chaffins. His wife, Mrs. Laura Kitchen Chaffins, died in 1943. Additional survivors include one other son, William Chaffins of Mansfield, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Cobie Quisenberry of Louisa, route 4, Mrs. Haskel Belcher of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Dock Huff of Fort Gay, route 1; one sister, Mrs. Purn Burton of Midland, PA and 26 grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the service from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

COLLINS, Charley

1883-1959

Charley Collins, 75, of Route 4, Louisa, died Friday, December 26, aa:20 p.m. at the home of his son, Jeff Collins, after an illness of two months. He was born June 10, 1883, at Endicott, KY, son of Jake Collins. He was a farmer and a member of the Holiness Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 29, at the Trinity Methodist Church, route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Paul True of Ashland officiating. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Survivors include the widow, Elsie Harrington Collins; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Patrick, of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Burgess Webb, Mrs. E. J. Thompson, Mrs. Grant Raines, all of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. John W. Terry, Genoa, WV and Mrs. Andrew Jackson, route 1, Wayne, WV; seven sons, Kelly Collins, Jeff Collins, both of route 4, Louisa, Woodrow Collins, route 1, Wayne, Marion Collins, Huntington, Thomas Collins, route 1, Kenova, Robert Collins, Akron, OH, and Rudolph Collins, route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pinion, Peebles, OH, Mrs. Mack Charles, Raccoon, KY; one half-brother, John Collins, Belfry, KY; 40 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

DAVIS, Chester

1894-1959

Chester Davis, 64, well-known and highly respected citizen of Louisa, succumbed Thursday in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack a few hours earlier at the IGA Grocery Store. He had suffered from a heart condition for several months, hospital attaches reported. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, by the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by W. O. Johnson Post 89 of the American Legion and Louisa Post 92 of the Disabled American Veterans, of which he was an active member. IOOF Lodge members attended the funeral in a body. The deceased was born March 9,1 894, at Ulysses, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davis. He worked in Columbus for several years, and later was employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., Mr. Davis was married forty years to Fannie Jordan, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the independent Order of Odd Fellows and had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa for 30 years. Survivors include the widow, three sisters, Mrs. Allen Hayes and Mrs. Charley Alley of Adams, KY, and Mrs. Eugene Diamond of Ashland, KY and two brothers, Lincoln Davis of Ironton and Marshall Davis of Catlettsburg. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

FANNIN, Lewis

1886-1959

Lewis Fannin, 72 years old, 107 Madison Street, Louisa, a retired coal miner, died Wednesday night, January 14, at his home after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Chapel on Louisa route 4 by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Fannin was born October 9, 1886, at Louisa, a son of the late John and Lena Easton Fannin. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora Derifield Fannin, four daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Potter of Buckeye Lake, OH, Mrs. Leo Young, of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Jack Berry of Louisa and Mrs. Joseph Hunt of South Webster, OH; three sons, Roy Fannin of Columbus, OH, Bennett Fannin of New Lexington, OH, and Elmer Fannin of Sugar Grove, OH; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth West of Louisa route 4, three brothers, Sherman Fannin of Ironton, route 1, OH, Nathan Fannin of Fairborn, OH, and Riley Fannin of Danville, KY; and 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1959

 

FRAZIER, Lieuary (Wilson)

1870-1958

Mrs. Lieuary Wilson Frazier, 88, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, December 225, at her home in the Bromley Ridge section, following an illness of one year. Mrs. Frazier was born at Fort Gay, March 29, 1870, a daughter of the late James and Jenny Garrell Wilson. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for the past 70 years. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John W. Hollister, Huntington, officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, Daniel H. Frazier; five daughters, Mrs. T. B. Ferguson of Wayne, WV, Mrs. J. Clyde Matthews of Huntington and Misses Gladys, Auneca and Lois Frazier at home; two sons, Vernon E. Frazier of Charleston, WV and James H. Frazier of Columbus, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959

 

HARGIS, Erma (Shannon)

1897-1958

Mrs. Erma Hargis, 61, of Louisa, route 1, died Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Miners Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV after an illness of 2 1/2 months. She was born February 8, 1897, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of Ulysses G. and Sallie Hammond Shannon. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are the husband, James Hargis, route 1, Louisa, four daughters, Mrs. Charley Shumaker, Hampton, VA, Mrs. Kelly Hunter, Delphia, KY, Mrs. Otis Brown, Slate, VA, and Mrs. Robert Colvin, route 1, Louisa; three sons, Ezra Hargis, Alexandria, VA, Lynn Hargis, at  home, and Bobby Gene Hargis, Flint, MI; three sisters, three brothers, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959 Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Hargis, 61, Louisa, route 1, who died Wednesday, December 31, at the Williamson Miners Memorial Hospital were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at her home by the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Roland Justice. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery at Clifford, KY. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

JORDAN, Deborah J.

1959-1959

Deborah J. Jordan, stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jordan, Adams, KY died in a local hospital January 9, 1959, at 11:20 p.m. Graveside rites were conducted Saturday, January 10, in the Jordan Cemetery, Adams, KY under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. She is survived by parents; one sister, Marie Louisa Jordan, at home; two brothers, Covey Jordan, Columbus and Donald Gene Jordan, of Detroit, MI; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cordle of West Jefferson, OH. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

JUSTICE, Georgia (Hale)

188501959

Mrs. Georgia Justice, 74 years old of Louisa, KY, died Friday, January 16, at her home. She suffered a stroke a month ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Justice was born January, 1885, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hale. Survivors include the husband, Jay Justice, a niece, Mrs. Edna Bishop of Logan, WV, and four nephews, John, Dock and Junior Stevens of Louisa and Bill Fitzgerald of Louisa. The body remained at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1959

 

LYON, Ronald Dean

1939-1959

A young Martha, KY, man was killed and his wife and 9 years old sister were injured critically, Sunday, when the auto in which they were riding figured in a head-on collision on Kentucky Route 7, near Greenup. Dead is Ronald Dean Lyon,1 9, driver of the car, who died en route to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in an ambulance. His skull was fractured and he had multiple injuries. Mrs. Geneva Lyon, his wife, an expectant mother, suffered internal injuries. Diana, his sister, suffered fractures of both arms, a fractured leg, skull fracture and internal injuries. The condition of both Mrs. Lyon and the child war reported critical. They are patients in Our Lady of Bellefonte, Ashland. The automobile which collided with Lyon's car as the latter was en route to Columbus, OH, after spending the holidays at Martha, was driven by John Craycraft, 73, of Grayson, according to Kentucky State Police, who are investigating the crash. The accident occurred about 10 miles west of Greenup. The deceased was born April 10,1939, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Audis Lyon and had been employed by the Apco Fabricating Co. at Columbus for two years. The body was taken to the home of the father-in-law Elmer Alexander of Cherokee at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral rites will be held Thursday (today) at the United Baptist Church, Cherokee, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Charlie Lyon officiating. Interment will be in the Alexander Cemetery. Survivors are the widow the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Audris Lyon of Martha; one sister, Diana Lyon of Martha; three brothers, Douglas, Garland, and Don, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Lyon of Martha and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dean of Blaine, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959

 

McCLASKEY, James P.

James P. McClaskey, 85, years old, of Ironton, OH, who died Wednesday, December 31, at his home, following an extended illness, was buried Friday in the Kinner Cemetry at Catalpa following funeral services at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ironton. He was a retired construction worker. McClaskey came to Louisa in 1897 and supervised the construction of a pipeline from Martin County to Cincinnati, OH, for the Columbia Gas Company. He is well and favorably remembered here by many of the older citizens. Later he was associated for many years in the oil and gas business in Tulsa, OK. After returning to Kentucky, he resided in Ashland before moving to Ironton about two years ago. A native of Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth McClaskey. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

PINKERTON, Brice

Brice Pinkerton, 57, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY, died Thursday in the Veterans Hospital, Dayton, OH, after an illness of ten days. He was a son of the late Elliott and Miriam Reeves Pinkerton. He was married to Florence Stumbo, who survives. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church, McDowell, KY, Sunday afternoon and burial was made in the McDowell Cemetery. Survivors, besides the widow, include four sisters, Mrs. Hovie Kruse, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Milt Young, Midland, PA, Mrs. Homer Burke, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Hoadley Estep, Chesapeake, OH; two brothers Byron Pinkerton, Ashland and Ellis Pinkerton, Orient, OH. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

PRICE, Jacob C.

1894-1959

Funeral services for Jacob C. (Jake) Price, 64, of Buchanan, a retired steelworker and a veteran of World War I, who died Monday December 29, in a Cincinnati hospital after an extended illness were conducted Friday, January 2, at 2 p.m. from the Enterprise Baptist Church in Westwood with the Rev. Leslie M. Rogers of Catlettsburg officiating. Burial was in McKnight Cemetery. Mr. Price was born June 19, 1894, in Greenup County, a son of the late Jenjamin Frankin and Laura Broughton Price. He was formerly employed with J. & L. Steel Co., of Aliquippa, PA, having retired three years ago due to ill health. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Eagles Club, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge of Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hester Marie Price; four sons, James Clarence Price of Orlando, FL, Cecil E. Price of Wireton, PA, Roy M. Price of Aliquippa and William Lee Price at home; two brothers, Grant and Joseph Price of Fairview and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

ROBINETTE, Pete

1878-1958

Pete Robinette, 80 years old, of Louisa, route 1, did Monday night, December 15 at his home after a long illness. He was born March 19, 1878, son of the late Trigg and Sarah Fraley Robinette. Graveside rites were conducted by Rev. Gallie Isaac, Friday at the County Home, at 10:30 a.m. under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Interment was made at the County Farm. Survivors include three brother, Kellie Robinette of Ironton, route 1, OH, Mont Robinette of Paintsville, KY and John Robinette of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1959

 

SKAGGS, Martha (Boggs)

1875-1959

Mrs. Martha Boggs Skaggs, 83, of Louisa, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday in a local hospital, result of a stroke which she suffered Sunday. Mrs. Skaggs was the widow of Andrew Skaggs, who died August 2, 1955. The body of Mrs. Skaggs was a the Young Funeral Home, where it remained until 1 p.m., Tuesday when it was taken to the First Baptist Church of Louisa where services were conducted at 2 p.m. by the Rev. J. C. Hager, assisted by the Rev. O'Ray Weeks. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Skaggs, KY. The deceased was born April 21, 1875, at Skaggs, KY, daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Terry Skaggs. The family moved to Louisa 34 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Lonnie C. of Skaggs, and Alfred of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Sena Skaggs of Blaine, KY, and Mrs. Susan Lester of Paintsville, KY; three brothers, Lige, Garfield and James Boggs, all of Columbus, OH and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1959

 

VARNEY, Amy (May)

1879-1959

Mrs. Ay May Varney, 79 years old of Louisa, formerly of Echo, WV, who died late Wednesday, December 31, in a Louisa hospital was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery at Louisa following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Mrs. Varney's husband, Melvin L. Varney, died December 3, 1955. She was born August 2, 1879, a daughter of the late William and Lucinda Williamson May. She had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 15 years. The body was taken to the home of a son, Luther Varney, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the son are four other sons, Roary Varney of Wayne, route 1, WV, Elster Varney of Cincinnati, William A. Varney of Louisa, and Marvin S. Varney of Marianna, WV and 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

WALKER, Clyde

1905-1959

Clyde Walker, 53, 124 Rice St., Louisa, died January 2, 1959, at Chattanooga, TN following a heart attack. He was born September 12, 1905, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Frealand and Rose Nester Walker. He had worked for Finisher & Carpenter Construction Co., at Chattanooga, two months. He was married 25 years to Ella Peters Walker, who survives. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 5, 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa, with the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was made in the Ratcliff Cemetery, Clifford, KY. Survivors include, besides the widow, stepmother, Mrs. Frealand Walker, of North Carolina; twin daughters, Jewell and June, age 8, at home; three sons, Millard, Jarret, at home and Norman D. Walker, U. S. Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA; five brothers and five sisters, all in North Carolina. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1959

 

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ADKINS, Florence (Hewlett)

1904-1959

Mrs. Florence Hewlett Adkins, 54, Louisa, route 3, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Franklin Adkins of Louisa route 3. Mrs. Adkins was born October 26, 1904, at Yatesville, a daughter of Birch and Mattie Salters Hewlett. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Drew Adkins, died last September. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include the parents; a daughter, Mrs. Richard c. Gillman of Columbus, a son, Arlie Adkins of Michigan City, IN; four other sisters, Mrs. Jessie Evans and Mrs. Merle White of Columbus, Mrs. Allen Adkins and Mrs. Reo Gifford of Huntington; three brothers, Elver Hewlett of Columbus, Clyde and Dayton Hewlett of New Jersey and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1959

 

In the obituary of Mrs. Florence Adkins, carried in the February 5 issue of the News, the name of one sister, Mrs. Olga Davis, of Baltimore, MD was inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

ALLEN, Edward F.

1873-1959

Edward F. Allen, 85, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, of a stroke suffered Tuesday. He was born August 4, 1873, in Findlay, OH, and was a former mine foreman. He owned and operated the Allen Restaurant for a number of years. Allen came to Louisa 40 years ago from Floyd County. His first wife, Emma Clay, died in 1920, and he later married Martha Wilson who died in 1941. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiated. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hackaday of Williamsburg, VA and two sons, Charlie Allen of Louisa and Clarence Allen of Aberdeen, OH, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1959

 

BELLOMY, Myrtle (Copley)

1888-1959

Mrs. Myrtle Bellomy, 70, of Route 1, Prichard, WV, died Monday at 2:45 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Bellomy was born May 26, 1888, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Copley. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, WV with the Rev. Cecil Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Strother Cemetery at Hubbardstown. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence of a son, Fred Swathwood, Prichard, route 1, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Additional survivors include the husband, Alonzo Bellomy; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Meredith of Hamden, WV; another son, Homer Swathwood of Kenova, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Cosby Shepherd of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Nancy Copley of Huntington, Mrs. Dock Crabtree of Fort Gay, route 1, and Mrs. Julia Workman of Wayne, WV; a brother, Jay Copley of Fort Gay, route 2, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

BURTON, Matilda J. (Thompson)

1872-1959

Mrs. Matilda Jane Thompson Burton, 86, one of Louisa's prominent and beloved women, died at the home of her son, John B. Burton, 405 Lackey Avenue, at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, January 29, after an illness of one year. Mrs. Burton was born at Busseyville, KY, March 3, 1872, a daughter of the late Rev. Andrew and Mary Spencer Thompson, pioneer settlers of that section of Lawrence County. She had resided in Louisa fro 41 years, coming here from Blaine, KY. Mrs. Burton was a charter member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa and was active in all its services as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Burton, affectionately known as "Ma Burton" was the widow of Allen T. Burton, prominent family of Blaine, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:20 p.m. at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. W. Moore, the Rev. Clifford Austin, church pastor, and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the funeral time. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Vernon, of Vernal, UT; one sister, Mrs. James Plummer, South Point, OH; one brother, John B. Thompson, Huntington; 19 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Her six grandson officiated as pallbearers at the funeral. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1959

 

CHAPMAN, Mae (Johnson)

Mrs. Mae Johnson Chapman of Miami Beach, FL, formerly of Huntington, who died Thursday, February 12, in Miami Beach, was buried in the Hall Cemetery on route 1, Louisa, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Smokey Valley Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mrs. Chapman, a member of the Assembly of God Church at Williamson, WV, was born in Pike county, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Johnson. Survivors include the husband, Tony Chapman; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Sager of Miami Beach and Mrs. Herbert Ray Kitts and Mrs. Lace S. Workman of Fort Gay, WV; five sons, Claude O., Howard M. tony Bennett and William D. Chapman of Miami Beach and Ted Chapman of Middleport, OH; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hall of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Frank Banfield of Fort Gay; and three brothers, Freeland, Noah and Butler Johnson of Williamson. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1959

 

DAVIS, Rachel (Radcliff)

1878-1959

Mrs. Rachel Radcliff Davis, 80 years old, of Fort Gay route 2, where she had resided for the past 75 years, died Monday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Lloyd G. Johnson of Columbus, OH, where she had been visiting for 17 days. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. at the home of a son, William Glen Radcliff of Mill Creek, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Radcliff, a teacher in the Wayne County schools for 44 years and had been retired 22 years, was a member of the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church on Mill Creek for 66 years. She was born October 29, 1878 in Martin County, KY, daughter of the late William S. and Nancy Jarrell Copley. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Goodwin Lycan of Bartlett, WV, a sister, Mrs. Cecil Butcher of Monaville, WV and 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the son's residence at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

EVANS, Amos

1894-1959

Amos Evans, 64 years old, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Crawford Foular of Crum route 1, WV after a two year illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist church at Webb, WV, by the Rev. H. B. Copley and the Rev. Dennis Davis. Burial will be in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Evans, a veteran of World War I, was born April 15, 1894 at Webb, son of the late Josh and Nancy Davis Evans. Additional survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Eulah Prince of Crum route 1, and Mrs. Beulah Maynard of Columbus, OH; four sons, Herman Evans of Wadsworth, OH, Glen Evans of Columbus, Delmer Evans of War, WV, and Lloyd Evans of Chattaroy, WV; a sister, Mrs. Adella Brumfield of Crum, route 1, five brothers, Nathan and John S. Evans of Webb, Bill and Sam Evans of Crum and Walter Evans of Norwich, CT. and 16 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the Foular residence at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

FAIRCHILD, Sharon Gayle

1958-1959

Sharon Gayle Fairchild, 13 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Fairchild, 1440 East Campbell Park, Huntington, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital after a four day illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gay Fairchild of Louisa, route 2, by the Rev. James Lemaster and the Rev. Arthur Preece. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Louisa, route 2. Additional survivors include a sister, Laura Jean Fairchild at home; two brothers, Randall and Dennis Rodger Fairchild at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ratliff of Coal Mountain, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

 

HARDWICK, George

1884-1959

George Hardwick, 74, of Louisa route 5, Donithan section, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday following an illness of eight months. Mr. Hardwick was born at route 5, Louisa, May 22, 1884, son of the late George and Evaline Hammond Hardwick and was a member of the Baptist Church at Buckhorn, KY for the past eight years and one half years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, 2 p.m. from the residence on Donithan, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. He was married 56 years to Miss Laura Rittenberry, who survives. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John E. Gardner, Groves, TX, Mrs. Lavern Broeman, Pittsburg, PA, and Mrs. W. A. Hylton, Sewickley, PA; five sons, J.V. and Ralph Hardwick, both of Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, Colonel Hardwick, Leetsdale, PA, Homer Hardwick of Philadelphia, and Fred Hardwick of Wylewsing, PA; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

HINKLE, Elizabeth Ann (Potter)

1906-1959

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hinkle, 52, well-known Louisa woman, succumbed Friday afternoon at her home in Highbottom near Louisa, around 4 p.m. She had been in failing health for some time and was confined to her home for several weeks prior to her death suffering from a fractured foot. It was thought by Louisa physicians that her untimely death was probably caused by a blood clot. The deceased was born at Louisa July 2, 1906, a daughter of Mrs. Nancy Ann Endicott Wilson, and the late Charles Jefferson Wilson, pioneer residents of Louisa. Mrs. Hinkle, the wife of Lee Hinkle, owner of Hinkle Bottled Gas and Furniture Store, was a member of the First Baptist Church and Louise Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the Young Funeral H0me and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral. Survivors include the husband, the mother, two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Potter and Mrs. Phyllis Jean Cyrus of Shelby, OH; five sisters, Mrs. C. T. Britton, Mrs. Herbert Skaggs, and Mrs. Roger Caudill of Louisa, Mrs. M. A. Emmons of Hazard, KY and Mrs. James Johnstone of South Point, OH; three brothers, H. A. Wilson of Wheeling, WV, G. J. Wilson of Penn's Grove, NJ and C. J. Wilson of Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

JORDAN, Robert

1907-1959

Robert Jordan, 51, of Adams, KY died at his home at 11:45 a.m. Saturday as a result of injuries received in an automobile wreck in Columbus, OH on December 15, 1958. He had remained unconscious since the mishap. A brother, Alvin Jordan, was killed instantly n the same wreck. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dry Ridge Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was in the family cemetery at Adams. He was a farmer and a former Lawrence County Magistrate. Born at Adams on March 10, 1907, he was a son of the late Covy and Ada Moore Jordan. He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 12 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Clova Cordle Jordan, to whom he had been married 25 years; two daughters, Mrs. Glen Collins of Columbus and Miss Merel Louise Jordan at home; two sons, Covy Jordan of Columbus and Pvt. Donald Gene Jordan in the U. S. Army stationed at Detroit, MI; one sister, Mrs. George Roberts of Louisa route 1, one half-sister, Mrs. Mollie Chapman of Dayton, OH; and two half brothers, Andrew Ball of Columbus and Noah Ball of Buchanan, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

KITCHEN, Martha (Carter)

1874-1959

Mrs. Martha Carter Kitchen, 84, of Dennis, KY, died Friday at her home after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dennis Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery at Dennis. Mrs. Kitchen, a member of the Methodist Church, was born November 25, 1874, at Irad, KY, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Berry Carter. Her husband, Lewis F. Kitchen, died in 1950. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lewis Wright, Mrs. Roy McGrew, and Mrs. Leonard Watson of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Charles Rappold of Canal Winchester, OH; three sons, Levi Kitchen, Londonderry, OH, Lewis Kitchen, Dennis and Edward Kitchen of Columbus, a brother, Kay Carter of Louisa, route 3, and 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1959

 

McDOWELL, Missouri Alice (White)

1885-1959

Mrs. Missouri Alice White McDowell, 74, died Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at her home on Caines Creek near Blaine, after an extended illness. Mrs. McDowell was born at Halcom, Elliott County, KY, February 5, 1885, a daughter of the late Lebern and Catherine Barker White. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 24 years. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery on Caines Creek under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include the husband, Ben McDowell, to whom she had been married 52 years; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Raber of Carroll, OH, three sons, Okie McDowell of Blaine, Osha McDowell of Carroll, Otis McDowell of Baltimore, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wells and Mrs. Emma LeMaster of Grayson, KY; two brothers, Orville White of Grayson and Marion White of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

MEEK, Lura (Muncy)

1882-1959

Mrs. Lura Muncy Meek, 76, of the Smoky Valley section of Louisa, route 1, died Monday night at her home after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Smoky Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was made in the George Meek Cemetery. Mrs. Meek, a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years, was born September 27, 1882, on Louisa route 1, daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth Prichard Muncy. Survivors include the husband, George Meek; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Martin of Louisa; three sons, Hubert, Burbon and Harlan Meek of Louisa route ; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Meek of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Melvin Meek of Williamson, WV; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1959

 

RUPE, Dixie (Miller)

1907-1959

Mrs. Dixie Rupe, 51, Lorain, OH formerly of Fallsburg, KY, died Monday, February 2, in a Lorain hospital. The deceased was born July 2, 1907 at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Ned and Ida Thompson Miller. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. February 6, at the Free Will Baptist Church, Fallsburg, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Woods Cemetery, Fallsburg. Survivors include the husband, Edgar Rupe; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Spillman, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ruby Diamond, Fallsburg, Mrs. Opal Bowyers, Zanesville, OH; three sons, David Burchett, James Burchett, both of Columbus, OH, Ben Burchett, Lorain; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Douglas, Columbus, Mrs. Marie Spence, San Diego, CA; one brother, John R. Barton of Louisa and nine grandchildren. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Thursday of last week where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

 

SAMMONS, James S.

1881-1959

James S. Sammons, 77, of Louisa, route 5, died Thursday, January 29, at the home of a son, Garland Sammons of Inez, KY, route 3, after an illness of two years. A member of the United Baptist Church for 25 years, he was born March 11, 1881, son of the late Jerry and Elizabeth Hammond Sammons. He was buried in the family cemetery on Louisa route 5 following funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of the son with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Belle Moore Sammons; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Norman of Tennessee and Miss Bessie Sammons of Chattanooga, TN; three other sons, Carius Sammons of Columbus, OH, Argus Sammons of Williamson, WV, and Bromley Sammons of Chattanooga and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1959

 

THOMPSON, John B.

1878-1959

John B. Thompson, 81 years old, of 2587 Collis Avenue, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Huntington, by the Rev. William E. Albright, Jr., and the Rev. Rolla J. Matheny. Born at Busseyville, KY, April 30, 1878, a son of the late Rev. A. J. and Mrs. Mary Spencer Thompson of Lawrence County, KY, he had lived in Huntington for 17 years. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Highlawn Methodist Church, Huntington. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Erie Thompson Franklin, Huntington, with whom he lived; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Plummer of South Point, OH; one grandson, Carl Franklin of Huntington, formerly of Louisa and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

VARNEY, Emzy B.

1878-1959

Emzy B. Varney, 80, of Chattaroy, WV, a retired minister and miner, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, in a Williamson hospital following a long illness. Mr. Varney was a minister of the Church of God for 28 years. He was born November 27, 1878, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Ace and Basha Murphy Varney. His wife, Martha Ellen Howell Varney, preceded him in death October 17, 1919, also two sons, Wade and Robert. He is survived by 7 children to this union. He was married to Sadie Sammons, January 8, 1921, who also survives. Survivors in addition to the widow, are two sons, Ernest of Ragland, Price of Barboursville, WV; five daughters, Mrs. Mattie Copas, Blue Creek, OH, Mrs. Hattie Thurston, Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. Georgia York of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Sadie Adkins, Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Ruth Porter, Chatteroy, one step son, Arthur Sammons of Marrow Bone, WV; 44 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Nancy McCoy and Mrs. Luma Varney, Matewan, WV, Charles of Belfrey, KY, William of Blackberry City, Wade of Delbarton and Ace of Spencer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Buck Gillispie and Rev. W. H. Compton officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Memory Garden at Maher, WV with the Allen Funeral Home in charge. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1959

 

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BRADLEY, Minnie Carnie (Chaffin)

1882-1959

Mrs. Minnie Carnie Chaffin Bradley, 76 years old of Yatesville, KY died Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bradley Gap Church of Yatesville by the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in the Bradley Cemetery at Yatesville. Mrs. Bradley was born May 2, 1882, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late George W. and Margaret Short Chaffin. She was married 60 years ago to Frank G. Bradley, who survives. Additional survivors include three daughters, Miss Evalena Bradley, at home, Mrs. Eskel Carter of Louisa and Mrs. Charles Rayburn of Ashland; three sons, Arlie J. Bradley of Ashland, and Celsus and Dempsey Bradley of Louisa, and 8 grandchildren. The body will be taken to the residence at 3 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

ESTEP, Lonzo

1875-1959

Lonzo Estep, 83 years old of Louisa, route 1, died at 5:50 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospita. He suffered a stroke four days prior to his death. Funeral services were conducted at noon Sunday at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Mr. Estep, a retired farmer was born May 21, 1875, at Charley, KY, a son of the late Joseph and Martha VanHoose Estep. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. U. S. Thompson of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Hershel Thompson of Adams, KY; two sons, Edgel Estep of Columbus, OH and Dewey Estep of Galena, OH and 41 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1959

 

EVANS, James Harrison

1879-1959

James Harrison Evans, 79, of Martha, KY, died Wednesday of last week in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Blaine United Baptist Church at Martha by the Rev. Tommy bailey and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Martha. Mr. Evans was born November 2, 1879, son of the late Merida and Melinda Holbrook Evans. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Fyffe Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Addie Seagraves of Flat Gap, KY and Mrs. Melvin Wright of Dayton, OH; two sons, C. G. Evans of Springfield, IL and Ray Evans of Olive Hill and 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1959

 

FRALEY, Charles Roy

1937-1959

Charles Roy Fraley, 21, of Fort Gay, route 1, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. He was born September 14, 1937, on Louisa route 2, a son of Albert and Effie Simmons Fraley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Cox and the Rev. Richard Adkins officiating. Survivors include the parents; 10 sisters, Mrs. Curtis Wiggin, Mrs. James Correll and Mrs. Enos Robertson of Columbus, Mrs. Reck Perry of Louisa route 5, Mrs. Ted Hanshaw of Fort Gay route 1, Mrs. Wallace Hanshaw of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Tommy Gooch of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Ernest Hall of Sandy Lake, PA, Mrs. Otto Hammond of Louisa route 5, and Miss Reta Gay Fraley at home; and five brothers, John David Fraley, serving in the Navy in Florida, Leon Fraley, with the Army in Maryland, Boyce Fraley at home, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, WV, and Onda Shortridge of Princeton. The body was taken to the residence at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

HEWLETT, Cecil

1882-1959

Cecil Hewlett, Sr., 76, of Louisa route 4, suffered a fatal heart attack Sunday night at his home. He was born at Hewlett, WV, May 31, 1882, a son of the late William and Clarinda Mullins Hewlett. He was a retired building contractor and had moved to Louisa from Belfry 8 years ago. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge No. 66 at Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Hewlett Cemetery, at Hewlett, WV. Graveside rites were conducted by member of Vinson Masonic Lodge. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Garnet McComas Hewlett; three daughters, Mrs. L. V. Lennsbary, Mrs. Byron Shaw and Mrs. Bruce Williamson of Columbus; three sons, Donald Hewlett of Louisa route 4, John William Hewlett of Columbus, Cecil Hewlett, Jr. of Fallsburg; three brothers, J. L. Hewlett of Louisa route 4, H. B. Hewlett of Olive Hill, and R. F. Hewlett of Fort Gay, route 1;  25 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was removed to the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

McCOY, Erie Bell (Crawford)

1911-1959

Mrs. Erie Bell Crawford McCoy, 47, died at the home of her sisters, Mrs. Frank Hazlett, 1357 Virginia Avenue, Huntington, WV, Saturday, March 14, 5:55 a.m. after an illness of four months. She was born at Salt Petre, WV, May 24, 1911, a daughter of Jennie Workman Crawford and the late James M. Crawford. She lived at 305 Fourth Street, Huntington, and was associated with a restaurant business at 301 West 4th Street. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 16, 2 p.m. from the Christian Baptist Church at Ceredo, WV, with the Rev. Junior Sullivan and Rev. Richard Ratcliff officiating. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. She had been a member of the Christian Baptist Church at Ceredo two years. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her sister, Mrs. Hazlett, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Earl W. McCoy, to whom she was married 18 years; her mother, Mrs. Jennie Workman Crawford, Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Pulliem, Mt. Gay, WV, Mrs. John Barber, Switcher, WV, and Mrs. Frank Hazlett, three brothers, Richard Crawford, Salt Petre, WV, Dave Crawford of Huntington, and John Crawford, Whitesville, WV. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1959

 

MEEK, Jennie (Muncy)

1875-1959

Mrs. Jennie Muncy Meek, 83, of Louisa, route 1, died Tuesday at her home after an illness of three years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church on Louisa route 1, by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Charles Grey. Burial will be in the Lando Meek Cemetery, at Smokey Valley. Mrs. Meek, who formerly lived in Williamson 10 years, was the daughter of the late James I. and Mary Elizabeth Prichard Muncy. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church for 10 years and the widow of M. F. Meek, who passed away in 1949. Survivors include a son, Clyde Meek, with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs. Melvin Meek of Williamson and two grandsons, Captain Carl Meek, serving with the Air Force in Mexico and Dale Meek at home. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1959

 

PLUMMER, James C.

1887-1959

James C. Plummer, 71, a former resident, succumbed early Monday morning, March 16, after suffering a heart attack at his home, South Point, OH. Mr. Plummer, a retired Armco Steel Corporation employee, was born May 4, 1887, at Wellston, OH, and was a son of the late Isaiah and Sarah Davis Plummer. He was first married to the late Ida Salyers who is the mother of a son, and the three daughters who survive. He was married in 1922 to Mrs. Cora Thompson Burton and the couple lived in Louisa and Ashland before going to South Point, 13 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday of last week from the residence and interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Survivors include the widow, a son, Walter Plummer of Ashland, three daughters, Mrs. Paul Creech of Ashland, Miss Ethel Plummer at home and Mrs. Henry Lendon of Zanesville, OH; a brother, Arthur Plummer of Jenkins, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Avery Belomy of Jenkins, Mrs. Robert Mahan of Bordine, KY and Mrs. Kate Ditty of Paintsville, KY, and 3 grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. John Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Buell Lyon and Mr. Sam Salyers. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

ROSS, Mollie (Kazee)

1882-1959

Mrs. Mollie Ross, 76, of Keaton, Johnson County, KY, died Tuesday at 9:12 p.m. after an illness of two years. Mrs. Ross was born at Flat Gap, KY, September 3, 1882, a daughter of Reuben Kazee and Sallie Amanda Bailey Kazee. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 60 years. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Wright of Portsmouth, OH, officiating. Interment will be in the Ross Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Herman Ross, Keaton, KY and Escum J. Ross, New Lebanon, OH, 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Rev. Herman Ross, her son at 10 a.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

SKAGGS, Arlie E.

1933-1959

Two men, Arlie E. Skaggs, 25 of Mazie, KY Lawrence County, and Amzy Lee Smith, 19, of Sandy Hook, Elliott County, were killed near Morehead Friday afternoon, March 20, in a collision with an auto dump truck, driven by Venis Thomas, 23, of Elliottsville, near Morehead. Skaggs died instantly and Smith died en route to a Lexington hospital. He was a passenger in the car driven by Skaggs, and was en route home from Berea College for a weekend visit. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. on State Route 32. Police said Skaggs was apparently on the wrong side of the road and struck the truck head on, demolishing his car. The body of Skaggs was removed to the Young Funeral Home and funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the home of his parents, Courtney and Myrtle Fannin Skaggs, at Mazie, with the Rev. Willie Sparks and the Rev. John Henry Hay officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Skaggs was born April 26, 1933. He was employed by the Robinson Drilling Co., in Green County as a pumper. Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow, Mrs. Phyllis Hay Skaggs; one daughter, Billie Jean Skaggs, at home; one son, Steven Skaggs, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Marshall of Dayton, OH and Mrs. James Lemaster of Indianapolis, IN; one brother, Robert Skaggs of Mazie and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rinda Fannin of Mazie. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

 

THOMPSON, Asberry

1874-1959

Asberry Thompson, 84, of Louisa route 1, died Tuesday, February 24 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Thompson was born at Adams, KY, August 5, 1874, a son of the late Reuben and Nancy Thompson. He was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mary Church, Charley, KY with the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. Milt Caudill officiating. Burial was in Mary Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. May Pack Thompson; five daughters, Mrs. John Holbrook of Louisa, Mrs. Roy Gillman, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Matthew Moore, Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. George Pack, Marysville, OH and Mrs. Walter Moore, Adams, KY; six sons, Hobert and Johnny Thompson of Adams, Oshel Thompson of Columbus, OH, Bert Thompson of Mechanicsburg, OH, Cecil and Shelton Thompson of Springfield; two sisters, addresses unknown, three brothers, Garfield Thompson, Muskegon, MI, Allen and John Thompson of Waynesburg, KY; 39 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1959

 

WELLMAN, Martin

1883-1959

Martin Wellman, 76, of Louisa, died Wednesday, March 18, at his home after an illness of five years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Louisa Christian Church with the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wellman, a retired merchant, was born January 17, 1883, at Irad, KY, son of the late Frank and Permelia Adams Wellman. He operated a general store at Irad for 26 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Corilda Wellman, a sister, Mrs. W. H. Gallion of Ashland, and a half brother, Millard Adams of Kansas. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

WORKMAN, George

1887-1959

George Workman, 71 years old of Yatesville, KY, died Wednesday, March 18, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Yatesville Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in the Workman Cemetery at Yatesville. Mr. Workman was born May 13, 1887, at Yatesville, a son of the late Ramsey and Elizabeth Burchett Workman. He was a farmer and livestock dealer, and a member of Morgan's Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Matilda Hughes Workman; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Litewine of Powell, OH, and Mrs. Charles Wedemeyer of Columbus, six sons, Roma Workman at home, Oma, Arnold and Pearl Workman of Columbus, Vessie L. Workman of Louisa and Arlie Workman of  Yatesville; one sister, Mrs. Robert Bailey of Louisa and 37 grandchildren. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1959

 

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BARTLETT, Charles Fredrick

1959-1959

Charles Fredrick Bartlett, infant son of Fredrick Lynn and Imogene Thompson Bartlett, died April 24, 4 p.m. in a local hospital. Graveside services were held April 26, at the Bartlett Cemetery on Georges Creek with the Rev. Jay Preston and the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Survivors in addition to the parents, are one brother, David Lynn Bartlett and a sister, Cathy Ann Bartlett, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thompson, route 1 Louisa, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alma Bartlett, Richardson, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1959

 

BLODGETT, Jay H.

1867-1959

Jay H. Blodgett, 91 years old, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, April 15, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glen Leach of Coal Grove, OH, after an illness of three years. He was born in Wayne County, WV, September 14, 1867, a son of the late Lon and Thursie Ratcliffe Blodgett. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from Bartram Chapel at Fort Gay, route 2, with the Rev. Grant Raines and the Rev. Edgar Lynch officiating. Burial was made in Mount Carmi Cemetery nearby. Graveside rites were conducted by Vinson Lodge 66, AF & AM. Mr. Blodgett was a policeman at Fort Gay for 8 years. He was a member of Bartram Chapel Church for 75 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Blodgett died last January. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Leach, are one other daughter, Mrs. Bennie Hewlett of Ironton; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cyrus of Kenova; 17 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

BRANHAM, Mrs. Dave

Mrs. Dave Branham, of Georges Creek, KY, sister of Mrs. J. C. Hager, Louisa, passed away in Prestonsburg General Hospital Monday evening at 8:20. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Prestonsburg with the Rev. Harold Dorsey and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Franklin Moore Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1959

 

CARTER, Cindy Ann

1956-1959

Cindy Ann Carter 2 1/2 year old daughter of Dr. George Phillip Carter and Joy Scott Carter, Louisa, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Monday at her home on 108 Lady Washington Street. She was born December 18, 1956 in Louisa. In addition to the parents, survivors include a sister, Bonnie Joyce Carter, at home; a brother, Robert Phillip Carter, at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. O. O. Scott of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. Interment was made in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Wednesday when it was removed to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1959

 

CORDLE, Rosa (Sparks)

1882-1959

Mrs. Rosa Sparks Cordle, 77, of 3504 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY, who died Friday at 10 a.m. at the residence after an illness of 10 months, was buried Sunday in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa, following funeral services at 1 p.m. at the 39th Street Baptist Church, Ashland, by Elders Charles Lyons and Everett Slone. Mrs. Cordle was born February 20, 1882, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret Ross Sparks. She moved to Ashland three years ago from Lawrence County. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Bertha Brown of Crab Orchard, KY, Mrs. Phoebe Greene and Mrs. Ina Lemasters of London, OH, Mrs. Lily Jordan of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Margaret Walters and Mrs. Mae Webb of Ashland; two sons, Edmond Cordle of Ashland, and Haskell Cordle of London, OH; 22 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

GIBSON, William

1888-1959

William Gibson, 71, of Louisa, died Wednesday, April 8, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William W. Moore. Mr. Gibson, a retired coal miner, was born February 16, 1888, on Louisa, route 1, son of the late James and Mary Moore Gibson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Frances Cox Gibson; two daughters, Mrs. Edgel Blackburn of Weeksbury, KY and Mrs.  Rudolph Preece of Louisa; three sons, Raymond Gibson of Wheelwright, KY, Charles Gibson of Dayton, OH and Claude Gibson of Holden, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hughes of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Julius York of Louisa; two brothers, John B. Gibson of Huntington and Mont Gibson of Prestonsburg; and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

GRUBB, Hester Ann (Wellman)

1878-1959

Mrs. Hester Ann Grubb, 80, of Fallsburg, KY, died at about 5 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. W. S. Boggs. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Grubb was born at Adams, KY, November 26, 1878, a daughter of Lindsey and Samantha Swetnam Wellman. She was a member of the Blaine Christian Church. Surviving are the husband, Willie A. Grubb; two daughters, Mrs. Graden Hay of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. H. G. Harmon of Columbus, four sons, Oscar Grubb of Circleville, OH, Arden Grubb of Louisa, Arville Grubb of Louisville, KY and Lindsey Grubb, at home; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

JACKSON, Albert

 

1886-1959

Albert Jackson, 72 years old, of Fort Gay, route 2, a farmer, died Thursday, April 23, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Rush Branch Baptist Church on Fort Gay route 2, with the Rev. Grant Raines and the Rev. Willard Lycan officiating. A lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Jackson was born August 6, 1886, a son of the late William and Marinda Robertson Jackson. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 21 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alice Bellomy Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. Landon Hatfield and Mrs. Burgess Rowe of Fort Gay route 2, Mrs. Buster Adkins of Genoa, Mrs. Nelson Smith of Pikeville, TN, and Mrs. Frank Francis of Columbus; four sons, Raymond Jackson of Rittman, OH, and Henry, Claude and Albert Jackson, Jr., of Fort Gay, route 2, six sisters, Mrs. Lace Selbee of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Vinson Tresper, Mrs. John Thompson, and Mrs. Cuzzie Wilson of Genoa, Mrs. Amos Wilson of Ferguson and Mrs. Bill Robertson of Fort Gay; two brothers, Dewey and Walter Jackson of Fort Gay, route 2 and 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1959

 

KELLEY, Susie (Rigsby)

1884-1959

Mrs. Susie Kelley, 75 years old, of Martha, KY, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Old Blaine Baptist Church by the Rev. Emery Ferguson and the Rev. Thomas Bailey. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Kelley was born February 12, 1884, at Keaton, KY, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Eldridge Riggsby. Surviving are the husband, Merida Kelley, whom she married 56 years ago; five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Ferguson of Cedarville, OH, Mrs. Emery Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Grettie Holbrook of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Garrett Pelfrey and Mrs. Lawrence Collier of Martha; six sons, Virgil, Cassie, Herston, and Victor Kelley of Martha, Arbie Kelley of Blaine and Hershel Kelley of Tomahawk, KY; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Seagraves of Wheelersburg, OH; two brothers, Tom Riggsby of Keaton and Jesse Riggsby of Wheelersburg and 40 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the residence at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1959

 

KELLER, Annie (Cardwell)

1897-1959

Mrs. Annie Cardwell Keller, 61, of Cincinnati, where she had lived 28 years, who died March 26th in a Cincinnati hospital, was buried in the Billups Gap Cemetery near Fort Gay following funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant and Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Mrs. Keller was born August 23, 1897, in Madison, NC, a daughter of the late Charles M. and Beulah Simpson Cardwell. Her first husband, Hughie Reed, passed away in 1918. She had been married to Robert M. Keller for 28 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Reed Ailiff of Huntington; a son, Homer Reed of Cincinnati; one sister, Miss Cora Cardwell of Fort Gay; a half sister, Mrs. Jeff Cardwell of Mayodan, NC; two brothers, J. Howard Cardwell and Charles A. (Toots) Cardwell of Fort Gay and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Cardwell and James Cardwell fo Mayodan, NC, Mrs. Elizabeth Keller and daughter, Bristol, VA, Mrs. Burl Crabtree, Mrs. Laura Ball, Mrs. Madge Lowe, Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown and daughter, Drema, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Flora McKnight, of Birmingham, AL and Mr. Charley Hill of Martinsville, VA. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1959

 

LYON, Proctor A.

1891-1959

Proctor A. Lyon, 68 years old, well-known and highly respected resident of Louisa, succumbed Thursday night in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Keaton. Mr. Lyon, who retired two years ago, had been a resident of Louisa 40 years, where he formerly owned and operated a furniture and hardware store. He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 19 years. He was born January 30, 1891, at Keaton, son of the late Sanford and Mary Skaggs Lyon. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Estie Gillem Lyon; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Johns of Louisa; a son, Manuel R. Lyon of Sharonville, OH; the step-mother, Mrs. Sanford Lyon of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Ball, Jr., Ashland, KY and Miss Opal Lyon, Louisa, five brothers, Forest F. Lyon of Blaine, Roscoe Lyon of Paintsville, Buell and Jesse Lyon of Louisa, and Robert D. Lyon of Orlando, FL and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 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 his neighbors, Mayor Thaddus J. Miller, W. R. Short, W. H. Moore, Johnny Meade, Lester Edwards, and James Simpson. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

MATNEY, Charles B.

1913-1959

Charles B. Matney, 45 years old, of Frankfort, KY, formerly of Louisa, who died suddenly Monday at his home after suffering a heart attack, will be buried in the Wallace Cemetery, near Louisa, following funeral rites at 2 p.m. Friday at the Curtright Funeral Home. The Rev. J. C. Hager will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Matney, an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, had lived at Frankfort for 25 years. He was born at Louisa on June 30, 1913, a son of the late Alfred A. and Belle Justice Matney. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Laura Matney, six children; two sisters, Miss Lillian and Miss Ellen Matney, of Louisa; and a brother, Alfred Matney of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

MOORE, Patsy Sue

1945-1959

Patsy Sue Moore, 14 years old of Adams, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mattie Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Fraley Cemetery at Adams. She was a daughter of James and Eva Blackburn Moore and was a pupil at Louisa Junior  High School. Surviving in addition to the parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Homer Caudill of Lockburn, OH, and Mrs. Charles Thompson of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Anthony Lawrence Moore of Columbus, Randall and Buddy Ray Moore of Lockburn, Homer Moore of Adams, and Herman Moore, at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Blackburn of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1959

 

PETTRY, Genie (Picklesimer)

1884-1959

Mrs. Genie Picklesimer Pettry, 78, formerly of Louisa, died at her home at Land o' Lakes, FL, of a heart attack at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. She had lived there 3 1/2 months. Mrs. Pettry was born April 5, 1884, route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and May Holey Picklesimer, and resided here for 50 years. Her husband, John Pettry, died in 1938. She was a member of the First Methodist Church here for 42 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Margaret Pettry of Land o' Lake; two sons, Homer E. Chapman of Tampa and John Pettry, of Huntington, and four sisters, Mrs. Lora Billups of Fort Gay, Mrs. Waunena Hilton of Ashland, Mrs. Clyde W. Curnutte of Flatwoods, and Mrs. L. P. Jones of Ironton; one brother, Carl E. Picklesimer of Ashland; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church here by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Karl E. Hill. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral when it was moved to the church. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

RYAN, Stanley

1902-1959

Stanley Ryan, 56, of West Liberty, KY, well-known in Louisa, passed away Thursday, April 16, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY, where he had been a patient since submitting to surgery 18 days earlier. Funeral rites were held Saturday from the Potter Chapel, West Liberty, with the Rev. Bruce Hewlette officiating. Interment was made in Salyers Cemetery, West Liberty. The deceased was born in southern France, December 25, 1902. He came to America when he was 9 years of age. He served in the United States Army in World War I, and was wounded in action. He established the Ryan's Department Store in Louisa and in 1954 erected the two story building that houses the store and the Sport Spot Restaurant. The store is operated by a son, Ronald S. Ryan. Mr. Ryan is survived by his widow, Christine Adams Ryan; two sons, Ronald Scott Ryan, Louisa and Samuel Stephen Ryan of West Liberty; and a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Julia Alice McFadden of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

SALYERS, Dwain Eugene

1959-1959

Dwain Eugene Salyers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Salyers of Louisa, died Wednesday, April 8, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Additional survivors include a brother, Derrick Bryan Salyers at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Salyers of Louisa, route 3 and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Riffe of Fallsburg. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

SIPPLE, Rebecca (Frasher)

1878-1959

Mrs. Rebecca Frasher Sipple, 81 years old, a life long resident of Fort Gay succumbed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at her home after an illness of four years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with Rev. Burl Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Sipple, a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church for 45 years, was born February 14, 1878, a daughter of the late William V. and Nancy T. Frasher. Her husband, Fredrick c. Sipple, died in 1945. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul Billups of Fort Gay; a son, Oscar J. Sipple of Fort Gay, a brother, Reynolds F. Frasher of Fort Gay; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday, and to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

SHORTRIDGE, Ruth Esther (Rice)

1907-1959

Mrs. Ruth Esther Rice Shortridge, 52, of Louisa died of a heart ailment at her home at 9 a.m. Sunday. She moved to Louisa from Cadmus, KY 18 months ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Collinsworth Cemetery on Louisa route 4. Mrs. Shortridge was born at Blaine, KY, on April 2, 1907, a daughter of the late Willie and Malissa Cordle Rice. She was a member of Green Valley Methodist Church. Mrs. Shortridge had been married to George H. Shortridge for 36 years. Surviving in addition to the husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Tony Vasileff of Sunnyvale, Ca, Mrs. Joseph Stillman and Mrs. Fred Hillman of Columbus, Mrs. Kermit Collins of Fallsburg, and Charlotte Shortridge at home; five sons, George Shortridge, Jr., and Adam Shortridge of Cadmus, Richard and Frank Shortridge at home and Sergeant Charles Shortridge with the Air Force at Limestone, ME; four sisters, Mrs. Hobart Carter of Yatesville, KY, Mrs. Nora Wellman, Mrs. Madge Wellman, and Mrs. William Spears of Columbus; two brothers, Chester Rice of Huntington and Charles Rice of Columbus and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

SPEARS, Edith (Raines)

1898-1959

Mrs. Edith Raines Spears, 61 years old, of Fort Gay, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday night in a Louisa hospital, 8 hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She owned and operated the Viking Lunch at Fort Gay for 21 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartram Chapel on Mill Creek Road with the Rev. J. C. Hager, the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. The body was taken to the home at 10 a.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home, and to the church at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Spears was born at Fort Gay on March 13, 1898, a daughter of the late William and Anna Barnell Raines. She was a member of the Bartram Chapel for 48 years, and of Marcum Chapter 61, Order of the Eastern Star at Ceredo. Surviving are the widower, Luther Spears, to whom she had been married for 43 years; two daughters, Mrs. George L. Williams of Huntington and Mrs. James R. Britt of Fort Gay; two sons, Harold Spears of Fort Gay and James Spears of Kenova; four sisters, Mrs. H. V. Wilson and Mrs. Kermit Jarrell of Huntington, Mrs. Wayne Dawson of Fort gay and Mrs. George Dawson of Crum, WV; two brothers, George and Frank Raines of Huntington and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

SPURLOCK, John M.

1882-1959

John M. Spurlock, 76, 315 Sullivan Street, died at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Spurlock was stricken ill while walking in front of the Garden Theatre here and was pronounced dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital. He had a heart condition for three years. He was born October 15, 1882, in Lee County, VA, a son of the late M. B. and Betty Harris Spurlock. He was a farmer. Mr. Spurlock's first wife, Vleary May Stewart Spurlock, died in 1954, and he married Mary B. Hazlett Spurlock 2 1/2 years later. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Griffith Creek, route 2, Louisa for more than 40 years. In addition to his widow, survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sherman Hall and Mrs. Jay Cox of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Roscoe Thompson of route 1, Fort Gay; two sons, Fred Spurlock of route 2, Louisa, and Patton Spurlock of Rockwood, MI; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Maynard of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ted Hensley of Seth, WV, and Mrs. Sam Moore of route 2 Fort Gay; three brothers, Sherman Spurlock of route 2, Louisa, Fred Spurlock of Hellier, KY, and Albert Spurlock of Gallup, KY; 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the United Baptist Church, Griffith Creek, by the Rev. Art Thompson. Burial was in Spurlock Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until the funeral. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1959

 

STINSON, Buford Lawrence

1904-1959

Buford Lawrence Stinson, 54, of 2600 Holt Street, senior cost accountant at Ashland Works of Armco Steel Corp., died Thursday night, April 2, in King's Daughters Hospital, after suffering a heart attack at his home. Mr. Stinson was born April 21, 1904, at Caney, KY, a son of the late James H. and Mary Ann Lykin Stinson, and had been a resident of Ashland since 1927. He received formal education at Eastern State College, Richmond, KY, and taught school in Morgan County four years prior to moving to Ashland. He had been employed with Armco for the past 32 years and was a member of the Cepaca Club there. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Ashland, having formerly served on the board of deacons. He was also a member of Poage Lodge, 325, F & AM, was a past patron of Order of Eastern Star No. 202, Blaine, KY and was past deputy grand patron of District 4. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. April 6th at the John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. J. S. Faulconer, pastor of the First Church. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Masonic Rites were conducted at the cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Louise Gambill Stinson, native of Blaine, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas R. Sprenger of Indianapolis, IN and Miss Mary Louise Stinson at home; four sisters, Mrs. B. F. Taulbee of Taulbee, KY, Mrs. Marvin Terrell and Mrs. tom Burton of Ashland, and Mrs. Loumis Adams of Dayton. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

THOMPSON, John G.

1882-1959

John G. Thompson, 76 years old, of Ellen, KY, died Friday, April 24, 8:25 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was made in the Ball Cemetery at Adams, KY. Mr. Thompson, a farmer, was born at Ellen, June 11, 1882, son of the late Isaac and Deresa Berry Thompson. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Kitty; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Eckenrode and Mrs. Ervin Merritt of Columbus; three sons, Glen and Paul Thompson of Columbus and Clyde Thompson at home; a brother, Milt Thompson of Adams, KY and 6 grandchildren and one great grandson. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1959

 

TRIPLETT, Ollie (Adams)

1909-1959

Mrs. Ollie Adams Triplett, 50 years old of Webbville, route 1, KY, died at 5 p.m. Monday. She suffered a heart attack while walking to her home from a grocery store. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Hill School on Webbville route 1, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Adams Cemetery there. Mrs. Triplett was born April 11, 1909 at Irad, KY, daughter of the late Crooks and Ella Kelly Adams. Surviving are the husband, Watson Triplett; three sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Saunders and Mrs. Laudie Carter of London, OH, and Mrs. Harvey Thompson of Santa Monica, CA; and two brothers, Ernest Adams of Cherokee, KY and Woodrow Adams of Columbus, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the residence Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

VANHOOSE, Perry Castle

1880-1959

Perry Castle VanHoose, 79, of route 1, Louisa, KY, died Wednesday, April 1, 12:55 a.m. after an illness of three years. Mr. Vanhoose was born March 4, 1880, at Myrtle, KY. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of the Spanish American War and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mary Edwards Vanhoose, to whom he was married 54 years; four daughters, Mrs. Miles Bellomy of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Roy Trent, Fort Gay, Mrs. Otis Webb, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. Taylor D. Dawson, Jr., Fort Gay; four sons, Pvt. Charles Vanhoose, Fort Knox, KY, Leon Vanhoose, Fort Gay, Calvin Vanhoose at home, and Detective Sgt. Billy Joe Vanhoose, South Shore, KY; one sister, Mrs. Polly Welch, Williamson, WV, one brother, Willie Vanhoose of Louisa; 26 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1959

 

WORKMAN, Canvas Mae

1959-1959

Canvas Mae Workman, infant daughter of Lace S. and Patricia Workman of Fort Gay, who died Thursday, April 9, in a Huntington hospital was buried in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay following graveside rites conducted by Rev. Garland Jackson at 3 p.m. Friday, April 10. Surviving in addition to the parents, are a brother, Mark Stanley Workman, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace Workman of Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Chapman of Miami, FL. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1959

 

YOUNG, Roger Roy

1959-1959

Roger Roy Young, infant son of Billy Joe and Rebecca Justice Young, route 1, Louisa, died in a local hospital April 15, 1959. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at the Isaac Cemetery on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Survivors include the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Justice, route 1, Louisa and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldia York, also of route 1. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1959

 

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ALLEY, Rose (Davis)

1884-1959

Mrs. Rose Davis Alley, 75, of Prichard, route 2, WV died at her home Sunday at 6 a.m. after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Shiloh Methodist Church, near Prichard, with the Rev. William McComas officiating. Burial was made in Henry Hatten Cemetery. Mrs. Alley was born at Prichard on February 24, 1884, a daughter of the late Amos and Julia Kitts Davis. She was the widow of Wayne Alley. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson of Prichard route 2; one son, George Hoosier of Prichard route 2, one sister, Mrs. Jay Hatten of Prichard route 1, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home Monday at 3 p.m. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1959

 

BROWN, Mary Frances (Wellman)

1865-1959

Mrs. Mary Frances Wellman Brown, 93 years old, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, May 19, at the home after an illness of one year. Mrs. Brown formerly was a school teacher and the operator of a millinery shop in Fort Gay. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Burl Taylor of Kenova, WV officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Brown had lived in Huntington one time and had also lived in Wheeling. Her husband, Lewis Lee Brown, died in 1941. She was born in Fort Gay on July 4, 1865, a daughter of the late Neal and Lydia Burchett Wellman. She had been a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for 79 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lotus Brown; a son, Gaither Neal Brown, and a brother Neal Wellman, all of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

COPLEY, Minnie (Bryan)

1892-1959

Mrs. Minnie Bryan Copley, 66, of Buchanan, died at her home Sunday at 4 p.m. after an illness of four months. Mrs. Copley was born May 21, 1892, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Araminta Stewart Bryan. She was a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Methodist Chapel. Burial was made in the chapel cemetery. Surviving are the husband, John Copley, to whom she was married 45 years; two daughters, Mrs. Charlene O'Daniel and Mrs. James Jennings of Buchanan; one son, Ray Copley of Buchanan; one sister, Mrs. Emma Burk of Buchanan; two brothers, Harve Bryan of Catlettsburg and George Bryan of Buchanan; and six grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1959

 

CYRUS, Infant son

1959-1959

Infant Cyrus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Cyrus of Fort Gay, route 2, died Wednesday, May 6 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Thursday at the Cyrus Cemetery  with the Rev. Willard Robertson officiating. Additional survivors include three sisters, Lillie Mae, Linda Jane and Lerlene Cyrus, at home; a brother, Feren Lee Cyrus, at home; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Justice of Osburn, KY. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1959

 

DALTON, Thomas

1884-1959

Thomas Dalton, 75, of Louisa route 5, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday, May 19, following an illness of two years. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Bell Church by the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Strother Branham. Burial will be in Bowen Cemetery. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Mr. Dalton was born May 16, 1884, at Clifford. His parents were the late Christ and Hannah Bowen Dalton. Mr. Dalton worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Norfolk & Western Railway before his retirement. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Effie Fowler Dalton; three daughters, Mrs. James Prince and Miss Louvenia Dalton of Louisa, route 4, and Mrs. Ernest Lampert of Louisa route 5; two sons, Willard Dalton of Piqua, OH and Ray Dalton of Louisa, route 4; two sisters, Mrs. Riley Dillon of Crum, route 1, WV, and Mrs. Sam Maynard, of Inez, KY; and a brother, Scott Dalton of Louisa route 3. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

DIAMOND, Anna (Yates)

1884-1959

Mrs. Anna Yates Diamond, 74 years old, of Louisa route 4, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. Burial was made in the Spring Hill Cemetery at Huntington. Mrs. Diamond was born at Fallsburg, KY, December 19, 1884, a daughter of the late George and Sarah Cooksey Yates. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, John Proctor Diamond, to whom she had been married 47 years; two daughters, Miss Virginia Diamond, at home, and Miss Faye Diamond, of Dayton, OH; two sons, Rudolph Diamond of Madison, WV and Elmer Diamond of Dayton; and two brothers, Jay Yates of Louisa route 4, and John Yates of San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

DOBBINS, Lydia (Meade)

1876-1959

Mrs. Lydia Dobbins, 83, of Lavalette, WV, who died Monday in a Huntington hospital, will be buried in the family cemetery at Gallup, KY, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist Church at Gallup. Mrs. Dobbins, formerly of Gallup, had lived at Lavalette since 1932, making her home with a son, John Harvey Dobbins. Her husband, Hugh Dobbins, Sr., died in 1932. Mrs. Dobbins was born at Richardson, KY, on March 6, 1876, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Clarinda Preston Meade. Surviving in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Hornsby of Mercerville, OH; three other sons, Hugh Dobbins, Jr., of Akron, OH, Edmond Dobbins of Wayne, MI and Millard Dobbins of Lavalette and 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1959

 

DRAKE, Kate (Brumfield)

1873-1959

Mrs. Kate Smith Drake, 85 years old of Louisa, route 4, died Wednesday, May 20, in a Huntington nursing home after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Mrs. Drake was born November 27, 1873, at Buchanan, KY, a daughter of the late George and Carolina Sexton Brumfield. She was the widow of Henry Drake and a member of the Baker Methodist Chapel. surviving are a son, Watson Smith, of Huntington; three grandchildren, one great grandchild, one niece and two nephews. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

MAYNARD, Minnie (Simpson)

1888-1959

Mrs. Minnie Simpson Maynard, 70, of Louisa route 5, died at her home Sunday at 6:10 a.m. after an illness of six years. She was born at Ripley, WV, on August 2, 1888, a daughter of the late Sam and Emma Mason Simpson, and had lived at Route 5, Louisa, for 55 years. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Samuel Branham officiating. Burial was made in Hall Cemetery on Big Laurel, Louisa, route 5. Surviving are the husband, Dan Maynard, to whom she had been married for 54 years; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Frasher and Mrs. Harold Wellman of Fort Gay, Mrs. Edward Justice of Clothier, WV, and Mrs. Bill Carr of Louisa, route 5, two sons, Roy Maynard of Fort Gay and Grant Maynard of Louisa route 5, two sisters, Mrs. Hugh G. Fitzpatrick of San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Margie Morris of Sanderson, WV; two brothers, Albert Simpson of Huntington and Perry Simpson of Fairborn, OH; and 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1959

 

McCLURE, Cora E. (Parks)

1877-1959

Mrs. Cora E. McClure, 82 years old, of Covington, KY, formerly of Gallup, KY died May 20 at the home. Funeral rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Louisa route 1. Mrs. McClure's late husband was Fran C. McClure. She was born at Patrick, KY, a daughter of the late McKager and Julia Purry Parks. She was a member of the Gallup Methodist Church. She made her home at Covington with a daughter, Mrs. Victor Holden. Also surviving are four other daughters, Mrs. William Bogie and Mrs. Earl Walking of Covingtin and Mrs. John Kurlas of Greenville, SC; a son, Raymond McClure of Covington; a brother, Ed Parks of Louisa and 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

OSBORN, Nora Alice (Williams)

1884-1959

Mrs. Nora Alice Osborn, of 4020 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland, widow of Dr. Henry C. Osborn, died at the residence May 13, at 6:40 a.m. following an extended illness. Mrs. Osborn was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late H. F. and Malissa Evans Williams. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, Friday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. W. T. Flynt. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Earl H. Berry of Huntington, Mrs. Harold Williams and Miss Ruth Osborn of Ashland, four sisters, Mrs. C. L. Morris, of Greenup, KY, Mrs. W. M. Gambill, of Abilene, TX, Mrs. F. K. Skaggs, of Martha, KY, and Mrs. Gusta Miller of Pennsylvania, two brothers, O. F. Williams of Paintsville and Dr. H. C. Williams of Daytona Beach, FL; two grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa, were: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Mrs. C. B. Rice and Mrs. J. B. Hughes. those attending from Martha were: Mrs. Ford Skaggs, a sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skaggs. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1959

 

ROBERTS, Clyde T.

1889-1959

Clyde T. Roberts, 70, of Galena Park, TX, passed away Monday, May 4. He had been married to Celesta See Roberts, native Louisan, since November 21, 1923. The deceased was born at Whitesburg, GA, February 12, 1889, was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion. He is survived by the widow; his mother, Louvenia Curtis; and the following brothers and sisters: George W. Roberts, H. G. Roberts, H. H. Roberts, of Birmingham, AL, Mrs. Garland Smith and Sara Nail of Bessemer, AL, Mrs. Elva Small of Montgomery, AL, and a half brother and sister, Lee Curtis and Catherine Curtis of Birmingham. A short funeral service was held at Galena Park Tuesday, May 5, and another service in Birmingham, May 7. Interment was made in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1959

 

ROSENBERGER, Roy E.

1908-1959

Roy E. Rosenberger, 50 years of age, a well-known resident, succumbed Monday afternoon at his home on route 4, Louisa, following a heart attack. The deceased was born December 25, 1908, at Monticello, KY, a son of the lat Angus E. and Rose Keppler Rosenberger. He came to Louisa 23 year ago from Toledo, OH where he owned and operated oil and gas interests at Potter, KY this county. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Rosenberger was an active member of the Louisa Chapter, American Business Club and the Lawrence County Fish and Game Club. He was vice president of both clubs and was active in the civic affairs of Louisa. Funeral rites were held Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in a Lexington, KY cemetery. Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Margaret Fowler Rosenberger. Pallbearers were Norman Pack, Wayne Wooten, Russell Dobyns, Don Fluty, Dr. D. G. Vaughan and Karl Davis. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1959

 

SAMMONS, Garland

1918-1959

Garland Sammons, 50 of Inez, KY, formerly of Louisa, route 5, was killed Friday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in a slate fall at Delbarton, WV where he was working. The deceased was born August 23, 1918, at Clifford, KY, son of James S. Sammons and Belle Moore Sammons. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a veteran of World War II. He was a loading machine operator for 11 years and was employed by the Island Creek Coal Company. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 3, from the Friendship Church on route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham, Rev. Avery Preece and Rev. Ray Fluty, officiating. Burial was in the Sammons Cemetery on route 5. Survivors include the widow, Nola Mae Hammond Sammons, of Inez, KY, to whom he was married 13 years; one son, Harold Edward Sammons, at home; mother, Mrs. James S. Sammons, route 5, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Norman, Johnsonville, TN and Miss Bessie Sammons, Chattanooga, TN; three brothers, Corlus Sammons, Columbus, OH, Argus Sammons, Williamson, WV, and Bromley Sammons, Chattanooga, TN. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1959

 

SPEARS, Jimmy

In an automobile wreck Friday night, one of Louisa's fine young men, Jimmy Spears, was killed and two others, James L. VanHoose, 19, and Luke Varney, Jr., 20, were seriously injured. The wreck occurred about four miles north of Louisa on a newly constructed roadbed on Kentucky 3, the River Road. J. J. Jordan, Lawrence County Sheriff, who investigated the accident, estimate that the car was traveling at 90 to 100 miles speed rate when it left the highway and rolled over about 15 time before halting in a heap 544 feet away, completely demolishing the car driven by VanHoose, owner. After receiving emergency treatment at the Louisa General Hospital, VanHoose and Varney were removed to Huntington hospitals. VanHoose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar VanHoose, is in the orthopedic ward at St. Mary's Hospital suffering from multiple fractures. His conditions, however, is reported good. Varney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Varney, is at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital suffering from a serious head injury. He was removed from the critical list Sunday and reported on the serious list, but later reports indicate his condition is greatly improved.

 

Funeral rites for Spears were conducted Monday from the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. O'Ray Weeks, officiating Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa. The 22 year old youth, a native of Fort Gay, was a graduate of Louisa High School where he was a star athlete and was employed by the Louisa Coca Cola Bottling Company. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Belle Spears; one brother, Mickey Spears; at home; one aunt, Mrs. Floyd Robinson of Louisa and one uncle, Henry Spears of Louisa. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service to lie in state until funeral time. Coroner Dana Harless scheduled an inquest Tuesday, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was postponed until a later date, he informed. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1959

 

VINSON, Gypsy (Shannon)

1883-1959

Mrs. Gypsy Shannon Vinson, 77 years old of Wayland, KY, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Savage, Okolona, Miss., will be buried in Pine Hill Cemetery here following funeral rites at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. Harry Fagan. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Vinson's husband, Jay A. Vinson, who died in 1933, was a cousin of the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. The deceased was born at Louisa, route 3, March 22, 1883, a daughter of the late William and Mary Thompson Shannon. She had been a hotel manager at Wayland for 46 years. She was a member of the Wayland Methodist Church and Star Chapter 434 of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving in addition to the daughter, are two sons, Richard Vinson of Wayland, and Shannon Vinson of Greenup; four sisters, Mrs. Roy Carter of Dehue, WV, Mrs. Stella Moore and Mrs. Myrtle Carlson of Louisa and Mrs. John Jobe of Louisa route 3; a brother, Riley Shannon of Canton, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1959

 

WELLMAN, Harlan

1888-1959

Harlan Wellman, 70 years old of Louisa route 3, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday at 4:50 a.m. after a long illness. Mr. Wellman was born August 1, 1888, at Irad, KY, a son of William and Rebecca Curnutte Wellman. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gypsy Adams Wellman, to whom he had been married 37 years; six daughters, Mrs. Johnny Young of Webbville, KY, Mrs. Oscar May and Mrs. Joseph May of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Creed Baker of Ghent, KY, Mrs. Paul Alley of Louisa route 3 and Miss Minnie Wellman at home; five sons, Clyde Wellman of Columbus, Clifford Wellman of Cambridge, OH, Bill Wellman, with the Army in California, and Lafayette and Franklin D. Wellman of Circleville, OH and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1959

 

WILLIAMS, Jake P.

1869-1959

Jake P. Williams, 90 years old, formerly of Blaine, KY, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at his home in Columbus after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Caines Creek. Mr. Williams was born January 9, 1869, a son of the late Jacob and Phoebe Boggs Williams. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Emily Swann Williams, died in 1942. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Granville Moore, Mrs. Charles Bard, Mrs. Frances Joseph and Mrs. Frank Sommers of Columbus and Mrs. Frank Pauley of Sciotoville, OH; four sons, Nelson, Jesse and Luther Williams of Columbus and William J. Williams of Blaine and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Boggs of South Charleston, OH. The body arrived Friday at the Young Funeral Home where it remained until noon Saturday when it was taken to the home of the son, William J. Williams of Blaine, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1959

 

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CRABTREE, Barney

1891-1959

Barney Crabtree, 68, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday, June 13, 3:30 a.m. after suffering a stroke a week ago. Born in Fort Gay, February 7, 1891, a son of the late Thornton and Susan Thompson Crabtree, he was a farmer and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Carmi Webb and Rev. Lowell Sellards at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church Monday 2 p.m. and burial was made at the Crabtree cemetery, route 1 Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Dean Crabtree, two daughters, Miss Dorothy and Miss Doris Crabtree at home; six sons, Clyde of Staunton, IL, Dwaine of Dearborn, MI, Delbert and Dale, at home, and Jake Hatfield of McAndrews, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Thompson of route 1, Wayne, WV and Mrs. Bill Harvey, Oceana, WV; two brothers, Edgar and Kenny Crabtree of Carpenter, OH and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1959

 

DANIELS, Arminta (Hughes)

1875-1959

Mrs. Arminta Hughes Daniels, 84, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Mrs. Daniels was born January 10, 1875, a daughter of the late Jordan and Phoebe Huff Hughes. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Church at Clifford by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Branham Cemetery at Clifford. Survivors include two sons, Lyss Waller, Louisa and John Waller, Norfolk, VA; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Murphy, Delbarton, WV; two brothers, Rev. Nelson Hughes, route 5, Louisa, and James H. Hughes of Glenhayes, WV; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1959

 

HALL, David

1959-1959

David Hall, infant son of Phillip and Patricia Chaffin Hall, of 3020 Moore Street, Ashland, KY, died Saturday at an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Phillip Preece Cemetery. The Rev. Grover Blevins officiated at the funeral rites. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hall, of route 1, Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1959

 

KITCHEN, Orville T.

1908-1959

Orville T. Kitchen, 50, route 1, South Point, OH, was killed at 1:32 a.m. Sunday when the car in which he was a passenger crashed into an abutment on the Ashland-Coal Grove bridge after striking two other cars on Winchester Ave., Ashland. Kitchen, owner of Kitchen's Used Car Sales, 1900 Winchester Avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital. Kitchen's wife, Evelyn, 46, was reported in satisfactory condition. She suffered lacerations of the right leg and bruises of the left eye. His daughter, Katheryn Cornette, 28, is in fair condition, with lacerations of the forehead and possible concussion. Her husband, Daniel Boone Cornette, 26, 2908 Floyd Street, Ashland, driver of the car, is in good condition, with a laceration of the forehead. Kitchen was born October 20, 1908, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of John and Mary Rice Kitchen, who reside at route 4, Louisa. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dennis Methodist Church, this county, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Dennis. Other survivors include three sons, Charles Meredith Kitchen, with the Army at Fort Knox, Crawford Gene Kitchen, Catlettsburg, and Orville T. Kitchen, Jr., at home; two brothers, D. Edgar Kitchen, Ashland, and Okey Kitchen, route 4, Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Frank D. Austin, Mrs. Charles R. Thompson, Mrs. Bill Davis, and Mrs. Clyde Smith, Jr., all of Ashland, and Mrs. Ted Riffe of Westwood. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1959

 

LAMBERT, James, Jr.

1956-1959

Funeral services for James Lambert, Jr., 2 year old son of James and Ollie Thompson Lambert of Salt Petre, WV, were conducted Sunday at the Salt Petre Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was made in Thompson Cemetery. The child drowned in the Tug River Friday near his home. He was born December 12, 1956. Surviving in addition to the parents are six sisters, Mrs. Strother Fitzpatrick of Clifford, Cora Jean Lambert of Mansfield, OH, Gladys, Jenny Belle and Eliza Lambert, all at home, and Mrs. Walter Kitts at home; three brothers, Enos Lambert at home, and Ernest and Garland Lambert of Mansfield. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1959

 

MOORE, Nettie (Spurlock)

1877-1959

Mrs. Nettie Spurlock Moore, 81, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, June 16, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three years. Mrs. Moore, born December 28, 1877, in Clifford, KY, was the daughter of the late Milt and Lizzie Branham Spurlock. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at Fort Gay for 30 years. Her husband, the Rev. Samuel Moore, died in 1956. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday of last week at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at Fort Gay, with the Rev. Ernest Sowards, of Huntington, officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mae Fitzpatrick of Toledo, OH, and Mrs. Elsie Pratt of Fort Gay; four sons, Arbie Moore of Huntington, Carl Moore of Fort Gay, Ora Moore of Toledo and the Rev. Wayne Moore of Radnor, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Hensley of Seth, WV and Mrs. Florence Maynard of Louisa; three brothers, Sherman and Albert Spurlock of Louisa and Fred Spurlock of Hellier, KY; 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a son, Carl Moore of Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1959

 

OSBORN, Gertrude (Evans)

Mrs. Gertrude Evans Osborn, 70, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Sunday, June 21, in her home, Englewood, CA. Mrs. Osborne was born at Blaine, the daughter of the late A. J. and Mary Catherine Gambill Evans. She was the widow of Hubert P. Osborn, nephew of the lat C. F. Osborn. Surviving are two brothers, A. B. Evans and A. L. Evans, of Ashland; and one sister, Mrs. H. H. Holbrook of Greenup, all formerly of the Blaine section. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Evans and daughter, Mrs. Ocel Reynolds of Huntington, had been at her bedside for the past two weeks. Funeral arrangements were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1959

 

PAYNE, Elizabeth (Spence)

1874-1959

Mrs. Elizabeth Spence Payne, 84 years old, of Louisa died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Gray and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Payne was born August 17, 1874, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Patsy Derefield Spence. She had lived in Louisa for 45 years and was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the WCTU whose members attended the funeral in a body. Her husband, Alvin M. Payne died in 1955. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. K. C. Walker of Louisa, Mrs. J. F. Varney of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. T. S. York of Glenhayes, WV; a son, E. J. Payne of Louisa, and six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body remained at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1959

 

POPE, Elizabeth (Thompson)

1885-1959

Mrs. Elizabeth Pope, 74, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ben Cook of Adams, KY, following an illness of two years. Mrs. Pope was born May 22, 1885, at Gallup, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kise Thompson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Eloise, KY. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the United Baptist Church at Eloise with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was made in Wellman Cemetery at Eloise. Survivors include the husband, George M. Pope, and four other sister, Mrs. Josie Miller and Mrs. Bill Senters of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. James Canterbury of Berlin, OH, and Mrs. Granville Harris of Kenova, WV. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1959

 

PRINCE, Bertha (Copley)

1884-1959

Mrs. Bertha Copley Prince, 74, of Adams, KY, died at 6 a.m. Friday, June 12, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Prince, born August 20, 1884 in Irad, KY, was the daughter of the late William and Florence Berry Copley. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in Prince Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Curt Prince of Columbus, OH; ;one son, Hubert Moore of Adams; one sister, Mrs. Julia Kazee of Georges Creek, KY; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until the service. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1959

 

ROBERTS, Neal Jackson

1879-1959

Rev. Neal Jackson Roberts, 79 years old, of Fort Gay, WV, route 1, a retired Baptist minister, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. He was born July 13, 1879, at Panther, WV, son of the late Riley and Tilda Caudill Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Iaeger, WV. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Bailey Roberts. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lon Farnes of Christiansburg, VA, Mrs. Nellie Justice of Capels, WV, Mrs. Nettie Riffe of Iaeger, Mrs. Orville Street of Welch, WV and Mrs. Maxine Wyatt of Bluefield, VA; four sons, George Roberts, Roseann, VA, Garnet Roberts, Iaeger and Archie Roberts, Bluefield, VA; a brother, William Roberts of Richwood, WV and 44 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the home at Panther, WV with the Rev. George Hopsin officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1959

 

THOMPSON, William M.

1874-1959

W. M. (Billie) Thompson, 85, of Ulysses, KY, died Tuesday, June 16, at his home after a three weeks' illness. Mr. Thompson born May 7, 1874, at Mattie, KY, was the son of the late Russell and Amanda Moore Thompson. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church and a retired farmer and blacksmith. Surviving are the widow; Mrs. Dora Borders Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Ervin Bevins of Akron, OH and Mrs. Thurman Jones, of Ulysses; three sons, Howard Thompson of Gary, WV, O. L. Thompson of Sophia, WV, and Everett Thompson of Portsmouth, OH; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Highburger of Rock Castle, OH; a brother, Matt Thompson, of Kenova, WV and six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1959

 

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ADAMS, Lottie (Cordle)

1877-1959

Mrs. Lottie Cordle Adams, 82, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pansy Sue Tolliver, 2129 Sellers Street, Ashland, at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, after an illness of four years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Carter Chapel on Louisa, rout 3, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery on Louisa route 3. She was born at Cordell, KY, on March 23, 1877, a daughter of the late Jerry and Hannah Clevenger Cordle. She had lived in Ashland for 20 years, and was the widow of Isaac Adams, who died in 1951. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wenning of Ashland, and Mrs. Randall Carter of Columbus, OH; two sons, Luther Adams of Chillicothe and Thurman Adams of Ashland and 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Wenning in Ashland and was brought to the church one hour before the services. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

BARTRAM, Lonnie

1884-1959

Lonnie Bartram, 75, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Wednesday night, July 15, in a Huntington hospital after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Spruce Lick Church on Fort Gay route 1, by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Willard Lycan. Burial was made in Bartram Cemetery on Crabtree Hill. Mr. Bartram was born March 29,1884, on Fort Gay route 1, a son of the late Lewis and Lenovah Ferguson Bartram. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Jake Workman of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Hugh Hooser of Fort Gay, route 1, and Mrs. Braiden Rutherford of Wayne route 1 and three brothers, Willie Bartram of Fort Gay, John Bartram of Arizona, and Robert Bartram of Inez, KY. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1959

 

BOGGS, Ova Ellis

Mr. Ova Ellis Boggs died in a Paintsville hospital, Wednesday morning, June 24, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Paintsville Tuesday morning, June 23, when the car in which he and Claude Christian, 31, of Paintsville, county agent of Johnson County, were riding was hit by a tractor-trailer truck at a curve on Kentucky 460 three miles west of Paintsville. Officers said the truck, driven by Harry Phillips, 21, of Covena, GA, entered  a curve and when he applied the brakes, the trailer swung around, striking the car head-on. The truck, carrying furniture, was en route to Mt. Sterling, KY from Augusta, GA. The highway was slippery and it was raining at the time of the accident, according to the officers. The accident is still under investigation. Christian, the driver of the fatal car, is in critical condition at the Paintsville hospital suffering from a fractured skull. Boggs received a fracture of the left leg, both forearms, a concussion and internal injuries. He did not regain consciousness, according to the hospital attaches. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Boggs of Caines Creek and a graduate of Blaine High School, Morehead State College and had work at the University of Kentucky. He was working on his Master's degree at the time of his death. He served as county extension agent in Morgan and Floyd Counties before being promoted to Extension Service Specialist in Rural Development and assigned to the twelve counties northeastern area with headquarters in Morehead.

 

Funeral rites were held Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Paintsville, KY, for Ova Ellis Boggs, 32, native of the Blaine section of Lawrence County, who with his family was residing in Morehead, KY at the time of his death. Interment was made in the Estep Cemetery near Paintsville. Survivors include the widow, the former Barbara Williams; the parents; and four children, Johnny Ellis, Donna Sue, Brenda Lou and Linda Lou. He is also survived by nine sisters, Mrs. Arnold Edwards, Blaine, Mrs. Junior Stevens, Dobbins, KY, Mrs. Norman Cooper, Cherokee, KY and Misses Dottie Jean, Clausteen, Daphene, Geraldine, Maxine and Arleen, all at home; four brothers, Jannis Boggs, principal of Webbvilel High School, Delbert Boggs, Jr., U. S. Armed Forces, serving in France, Ora Edward Boggs, also a teacher and James Everett Boggs, at home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

BOYD, Louisa (Estep)

1880-1959

Mrs. Louisa Estep Boyd, 78 years old, 307 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Thursday, July 2, at her home after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd was born November 23, 1880, at Georges Creek, KY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Miranda Bryant Estep. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church three years. Her first husband, John Will Bryant, died in 1915. She later married Albert Boyd who died in 1954. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rance Adams of Louisa; one granddaughter, Mrs. Charlie Adkins of Fort Gay and 5 grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

CARTER, Jerry

1954-1959

Jerry Carter, 6, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning July 15, at the home of his parents, Mart and Paulina Carter Young, Cherokee, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the home of a grandmother, Mrs. William Carter, Cherokee, Lick Branch, with the Rev. Elbert Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Carter Cemetery on Lick Branch under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents; five sisters, Margaret Sue, Mary Lou, Cynthia Mae, Ruby, Linda Kay; three brothers, J. B., Arnold, and Philip Lee, all at home; the grandmothers, Mrs. Tilda Young, Webbville, route 1, and Mrs. William Carter, Cherokee. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

CHILDRESS, Minerva Jane

1920-1959

Mrs. Minerva Jane Childress, 38 years old, of Louisa, route 1, died in a local hospital July 9, following a serious illness of five years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, from the Cynthia Chapel, near Louisa, by the Rev. S. B. Ball, Rev. L. R. Buskirk, and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. She was born October 27, 1920, at Louisa, route 1. Surviving are the husband, Woodrow Childress; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Skaggs of Columbus, OH and Miss Nancy Lee Childress at home; one son, James Albert Childress at home; the mother, Mrs. Minnie Dutton and stepfather, Michell Dutton, route 1, Louisa; one half sister, Miss Linda Lou Dutton of Fairborn, OH, two half brothers, Woodrow Thomas Dutton of Fairborn and Mitchell Dutton, Jr. of Louisa route 1; and one grandchild, Barry Lee Skaggs. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

COLLINSWORTH, Lloyd

1888-1959

Lloyd Collinsworth, 71, of Eloise, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday following a two week illness. Born in Magoffin County, KY, April 16, 1888, he was the son of the late Evans and Lydia Harmon Collinsworth. He formerly resided in London, OH. His first wife, Maltie Williams Collinsworth died in 1932. His second wife, Gertrude McKinzie, survives. Mr. Collinsworth had been a member of the Baptist church for the past 40 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Eloise Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson, Rev. Charles Mayo and the Rev. Frank Caudill officiating. Burial was made in the Fairchild Cemetery. The body was taken to the home at 3 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cleo Whiteside, of London, OH; seven sons, Thurmon of Mowerstown, OH, Armon of Springfield, OH, Haskel, Beaver, OH, Marvin, Hillsboro, OH, Johnny, Springfield, OH, Edmond and Earl, at home; two sisters, Miss Sola Collinsworth, address unknown; Mrs. Jemima Jackson, Washington state; one brother, Frank Collinsworth, West Liberty, OH and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

DELONG, James

1896-1959

James Delong, 63, of Adams, KY, suffered a fatal heart attack Friday night as he was on his way home after attending services at the Adams Freewill Baptist Church of which he was a member. Mr. Delong was born at Van Lear, KY, April 17, 1896, a son of the late Rosen Cran and Missouri Wells Delong. He moved from Floyd Count to Adams 10 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I. His first wife, Mrs. Eva Setser Delong, died in January 1956. Funeral rites were conducted from the home Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Wells Cemetery at Auxier, KY. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Edna Stricklin Delong; a daughter, Mrs. Joel Richmond of Van Lear; four sons, Edward Delong of Adams, Arland Delong of Martha, KY, Alton and Elmer Delong of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Sherman Delong of Adams, Lacy and Virgil Delong of East Point, KY; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

FAIRCHILD, Alice Pauline (Lemaster)

1877-1959

Mrs. Alice Pauline Fairchild, 82, of Walbridge, KY, died Thursday night, July 2, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Fairchild and Lemaster Cemetery on Louisa route 2, by the Rev. Prater Blair and the Rev. Arthur Preece. She was born in Johnson County, KY, February 17, 1877, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lemaster and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was the widow of George N. Fairchild. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Scott Watts and Mrs. C. E. Mayo of Huntington, WV; three sons, Albert Fairchild of Riceville, KY, B. J. Fairchild of Peru, IN, and Gay Fairchild of Louisa route 3 and 25 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

FRAZIER, L. J. (Latt)

L. J. (Latt) Frazier, 93, Catlettsburg's oldest active merchant, died Tuesday night in an Ashland hospital following a long illness. He was an uncle of Mrs. R. L. Vinson of Louisa. In his 73 years as a Catlettsburg business man, he had become a leading community figure. Mr. Frazier was born at Fort Gay, WV. His father had served in the Confederate Army and Mr. Frazier was the last surviving member of the former John Smiley Chapter, Sons of the Confederacy. He was a charter member of the Catlettsburg Lodge No. 942, BPO Elks. He was a director of the Kentucky Farmers Bank and was a stockholder in the Ironton-Russell Bridge. Mr. Frazier was an elder of the Catlettsburg Presbyterian Church. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

HALL, John Raymond

1958-1959

John Raymond Hall, Jr., one year old son of John Raymond and Joyce Griffith Hall of Louisa route 1, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at the home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church of Charley, KY with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery at Adams, KY. Additional survivors include the maternal grandfather, Ralph Griffith of Louisa; the paternal grandfather, Ernest Hall of Adams, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorthy Brasher of Atlanta, GA. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

HARMON, Frank D.

1877-1959

Frank D. Harmon, 82 years old of Louisa route 1, died Saturday, July 25, at 10:15 p.m. from a heart attack, after an illness of about two years. The deceased had lived at route 1, Louisa for 16 years and formerly lived at Shelby, KY. He was born at New Matamoras, OH, February 20, 1877, son of the late George W. and Rhoda Westbrook Harmon. He was a driller and had been retired 15 years. His first wife was Ethel B. Garnes Harmon, who died in 1925, and he had been married to Lou Adkins for the past 20 years, who survives. Mr. Harmon was a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195, F & AM, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Grant York officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery and Masonic rites were conducted at the grave. Survivors beside the widow of route 1, include two daughters, Mrs. Edna McClure of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Harry Hinchliffe of Alliance, OH; two sons, Maynard Harmon, St. Clair Shores, MI and Clyde Harmon, Akron, OH; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Dye of New Matamoras, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1959

 

HESTON, Creed

1887-1959

Creed Heston, 72, well-known Louisa resident, was hit by an automobile Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. as he attempted to cross a street at West Jefferson, OH and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital there. Mr. Heston left Louisa Sunday night with his daughter in law, Mrs. Don Heston, for a visit with his son and family at West Jefferson before going to Dayton, OH to enter a Veterans' Hospital. He had lived in Louisa for the past 65 years, and was a plumber by trade. His wife, Liddia Heston, died in 1952. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heston and is survived by three sons, William Heston of Clarksburg, WV, Don Heston, West Jefferson, and James Heston of Jackson, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Murray of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Joseph Wingfield of Lynchburg, VA; and one brother, Zeb Heston of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

Funeral services for Creed M. Heston, 71, of Louisa, who was fatally injured Tuesday night of last week when struck by an automobile at West Jefferson, OH, were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Julian Simpson officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Heston, a retired plumber, was born July 18, 1887, at Haverhill, OH, a son of the late Thomas V. and Hattie Malone Heston. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Disabled American Veterans, and the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, at Louisa. He had been visiting a son, Don who operates a filling station about a block from the scene of the accident. Survivors include two other sons, William C. Heston of Clarksburg, WV and James E. Heston of Jackson, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Murray of Columbus, and Mrs. Hannah Wingfield of Lynchburg, VA; a brother, Zeb Heston of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

JACKSON, Luther

1959-1959

Luther Jackson, infant son of Clarence and Sarah Ann Lee Jackson, Louisa route 4, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Louisa route 4. Surviving in addition to the parents, are two sisters and six brothers, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Jackson of Phelps, KY and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Lee of Louisa route 1. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

JORDAN, Green

1878-1959

Mr. Green Jordan, 81, a retired farmer for 10 years, passed away Tuesday night at his home on route 1, Webbville, KY after an illness of four years. The deceased was born January 2, 1878, near Webbville, a son of the late Calvin and Minerva Baker Jordan. Funeral rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Baker Chapel with the Rev. Acie Adams and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be in the Jordan Cemetery at Glenwood, KY. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Survivors include the widow, Cora Kitchen Jordan; four daughters, Mrs. Charley Queen, Mrs. Hillman Burke, Mrs. Charley Judd and Mrs. Charley Waugh, all of Ashland, KY; four sons, Calvin Jordan, Grayson, KY, Woodrow and Wayne Jordan, Columbus, OH and Green Jordan, Jr., of Webbville, route 1. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

KEATON, Mary (Fyffe)

1893-1959

Mrs. Mary Keaton, 66 years old, of Martha, KY, died at her home Sunday at 1:15 a.m. after an illness of seven years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the residence. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Terryville, KY. Mrs. Keaton was born May 17, 1893, a daughter of the late Bill and Josie Smith Fyffe. She had been a member of Enterprise Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving include the husband, Harry Keaton, to whom she had been married 51 years; six daughters, Mrs. Joshua Gilliam of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Marion Elderidge, Mrs. Ambrose Elderidge and Mrs. Otha Keaton, all of Martha, KY, Mrs. Robin Sparks of Adams, KY and Mrs. Earl Skaggs of Williamson, OH; two sons, Ova Keaton of Caldwell, OH and Benny Keaton of Keaton, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Garvage of Athens, OH, and Mrs. Cal Selvage of Van Lear, KY; one brother, Robert Fyffe of Toledo, OH; and a number of grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Monday at 3 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1959

 

MAYNARD, Eva Jean

1944-1959

Eva Jean Maynard, 15, daughter of Homer D. and Bernice Dean Maynard, of route 2, Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at the home of her parents after an illness of four months. Miss Maynard was born in Louisa March 25, 1944, and was a sophomore at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, WV. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 10, at 2 p.m. from the Shilo Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Dolan and Rev. H. E. Smith officiating. Burial was made in Dean Cemetery route 2, Prichard. Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Mrs. Thomas Eveland of Circleville, OH; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dean of Barberton, OH and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Viola Edwards of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1959

 

MOORE, Larry Joe

1949-1959

Larry Joe Moore, 9 year old son of Kenneth and Virginia Carter Moore of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, died of a brain injury Thursday night in a Charleston, WV hospital. A power drill penetrated his left eyelid Tuesday, June 30. He was playing with the tool Tuesday while visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dock Carter of Louisa route 1. He was first taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington and then to Charleston General Hospital where brain surgery was performed. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Evergreen Church on Louisa route 1, by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. S. B. Ball. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery on Louisa route 3. Survivors include three sisters, Sharon Ann, Carolyn Sue and Tennie Monnie Moore; two brothers, Ronald Eugene and Carter Dee Moore, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moore of Adams, KY and the maternal grandparents. The body was taken to the home of the maternal grandparents at Louisa route 1 at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

MUNCY, Lillian (Bradley)

1882-1959

Mrs. Lillian Bradley Muncy, 76, of Louisa, who died Wednesday, July 1, in an Ashland nursing home, was buried in the Muncy Cemetery on Louisa route 3, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mrs. Muncy was born November 28, 1882, in the Smokey valley section of Louisa route 3, a daughter of the late John and Mary Hale Bradley. She was the widow of John Muncy, and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Bess Quillen of Ashland; two brothers, Milt Bradley of Louisa route 2 and Millard Bradley of Louisa route 3 and three nephews. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

QUEEN, Curtis E.

1888-1959

Curtis E. Queen, 71, of 702 Gartrell Street, Ashland, died an hour after suffering a heart attack at Glenwood, KY (Lawrence County) at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Mr. Queen, who was widely known in this region, was born May 21, 1888, at Glenwood, a son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Webb Queen. He had retired six years ago as a salesman with the National Biscuit Co. Since that time, he had been employed as a deputy assessor in the office of Boyd County Tax Commissioner P. J. Wonn, Jr., Mr. Queen was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ashland and served on the board of deacons. He was  past master of Poage Lodge and at the time of his death was lodge treasurer. He also belonged to Eastern Star, the Past Masters of Kentucky, Apperson Chapter of the Masonic body, Ashland Commandery, the Everett Council and Clarence Fields Post 76, American Legion. He was a World War I veteran. Mr. Queen suffered the attack at a farm he owned at Glenwood got in his automobile and drove some 100 yards to the general merchandise store of his brother. Surviving are the brother, Arthur, of Glenwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kitchen of Ashland and Mrs. Bert Smith of Fallsburg. He was preceded in death October 31, 1949, by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Bailey Queen and August 16, 1948 by a daughter, Garnett Louisa Queen. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

PELPHREY, Oscar Henry

1912-1959

Oscar Henry Pelphrey, 47, of Fallsburg, KY, formerly of Paintsville, died of a heart attack while visiting in Paintsville, Thursday morning, July 16. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial was made in the Fugitt Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Pelphrey was born July 5, 1912, a son of Harry Pelphrey of Paintsville and the late Mae Mahon Pelphrey. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Boyd Pelphrey; two sisters, Mrs. Bob Mills of Ironton and Mrs. Betty Vanhoose of Columbus, OH; and two brothers, Redman Pelphrey of Illinois, and Frank Pelphrey, a patient at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington. The body was taken to the home of Clark Ratcliffe, Louisa, rout 4 at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1959

 

SHANNON, Frederick

Mrs. Rice McClure and Miss Ruth Shannon received a telegram Tuesday informing them that their nephew, Frederick Shannon, had passed away in Phoenix, AZ, where he had been for the past several moths due to ill health. He is a son of Mrs. Effie Myers Shannon of York, PA. His father, the late Dr. Frederick Shannon, a native of Louisa, was classed as one of the ten greatest preachers in the United States. Funeral rites will be held Friday July 17, in York, PA, the home of his mother. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth Shannon, the mother and two aunts, Mrs. McClure and Miss Shannon of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1959

 

TAYLOR, Redwood

1893-1959

Redwood Taylor, Sr., 65, of Naples, Greenup County, former Boyd County commissioner, and father of Ashland City Commissioner Redwood Taylor, Jr., died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Taylor was born August 28, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of William James and Mary Luther French Taylor. He had lived at Naples for 20 years. He was a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church; Masonic Mystic Tie Lodge No. 74, Augusta, Kan., and a 32nd degree Mason. He served as a Boyd County commissioner fro 1942 to 1946. For the past four years he has been a strip mine inspector for the conservation department of Kentucky. Other survivors include the widow, Myrtle Mayo Taylor, another son, Douglas Taylor, Meade station; three daughters, Miss Marie Mayo Taylor, at home, Mrs. Clyde Trimble, Pikeville, formerly of Louisa, and Mrs. Mack Dixon of Clinton, KY; three brothers, J. W. Taylor, Meade Station, C. S. Taylor, Longview, TX, and H. M. Taylor, San Angelo, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Nickel, Alhambra, CA, Mrs. Jerry Scully, Brooklyn, NY and Mrs. Minnie McKee, Cincinnati, 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. J. I. Meyer, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Earl Curry and the Rev. Charles Reid. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

THOMPSON, Mary Elizabeth (Crabtree)

1898-1959

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, 61 years old of Fort Gay, route 2, where she had resided for 33 years, died in a Huntington hospital at 12:30 p.m. Sunday after an illness of five years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church on Fort Gay route 2 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Crabtree Cemetery on Joel's Branch. She was born February 7, 1898, a daughter of the late Oliver and Lucinda Jackson Crabtree. She was the wife of Freeling L. Thompson, who survives. Additional survivors include six daughters, Mrs. E. B. Jarrell of Fort Gay, Mrs. Hubert Rickey of Seville, OH, Mrs. Eddie Drnka of Cleveland, Mrs. Spencer Starcher of Fulton, OH, Mrs. Paul Thompson and Miss Betty Thompson of Fort Gay route 2, two sons, Clifford Thompson of Fort Gay and George Lloyd of Rittman, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Norma James of Sidney, WV, Mrs. Sarah Wellman of Kenova, Mrs. Margaret Thompson of California and Mrs. Georgia Lucas of Huntington; five brothers, Elbert and Hammie Crabtree of Huntington, John and Wesley Crabtree of Sidney and Ollie Crabtree of Catlettsburg; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

VINSON, Lourissa

1879-1959

Funeral rites for Miss Lourissa (Lou) Vinson, 80, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (today), from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Larry R. Buskirk, and the Rev. J. C. Hager, long time friend of the family officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born March 24, 1879, at Louisa and was the daughter and last surviving child of the late James and Virginia Ferguson Vinson. Miss Vinson had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 66 years, and was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Elmer Finley of Huntington, Mrs. H. B. Marcum of St. Albans, Mrs. C. C. Hirling of Cincinnati and Mrs. J. C. Majeski of Longview, WA and five nephews, Vinson Merchant of Raceland, KY, J. r. Merchant of Longview, Fred M. Merchant of Charleston, WV, Fred M. Vinson, Jr., of Washington, D. C., and James Robert Vinson of Ashland. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home where friends may call. It will be taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

WELLMAN, Tennie (Miller)

1880-1959

Mrs. Tennie Miller Wellman, 78 years old, of Louisa route 1, died Sunday at 5 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Rose, with whom she had resided for the past 15 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cynthia Chapel on route 23, near Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Busseyville. She was born September 11, 1880, near Louisa, a daughter of the late Hosea S. and Lou Moore Miller. The widow of Milton B. Wellman who died in 1928, she had resided at Adams, KY for 33 years before coming to live with her daughter. Additional survivors are another daughter, Mrs. George Adkins of Man, WV; five sons, Roy Wellman of Belcher, KY, Hubert, Hosea, Noah and Anderson Wellman all of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Vatie Miller and Mrs. Mary Estelle, both of Columbus and Mrs. Cathy Farrell of Huntington, WV; 40 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

WHEELER, Ambrose Minton

1878-1959

Ambrose Minton Wheeler, 81, of 2005 Belmont Street, Ashland, KY, and retired Lawrence County, KY, farmer, died Thursday at the residence after an extended illness. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, following services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Smither-Greene Funeral Home by Elder Charlie R. Lyon and Elder Trace Rice. The body remained at the funeral home. Mr. Wheeler was born February 18, 1878, at Skaggs, KY, a son of the late Joshua M. and Sarah Ann Perry Wheeler. He had resided in Ashland for 10 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cora Lee Coffey Wheeler; seven daughters, Mrs. Borge Rosing of Huntington, Mrs. Clyde Barnette, Sr., of Louisa, Mrs. Darrell Thompson, and Mrs. Ford Ward, both of Ashland, Mrs. Mary L. Skaggs of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. William Loelling of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Herman L. Wheeler of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Borders of Summit; two brothers, William Wheeler of Coal Grove, OH and Ulysses Wheeler of Elk Fork, KY; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1959

 

WOODS, James H.

James H. Woods, 48, native Lawrence Countian, succumbed to a heart attack 2:15 Wednesday morning at his home, Athens, OH, where he had resided for the past few years. He and Mrs. Woods had returned to Athens Monday after a weekend visit here with relatives. The deceased was a son of the late James H. and Dora Barrett Woods, pioneer settlers of Lawrence County. He was part owner of the Athens Livestock Market, which he and Mrs. Woods operated. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason, and Elk, and a member of the Athens Gun Club. He is a graduate of Louisa High School and Morehead State College and was an outstanding athlete and a member of the Louisa Hi and MSC football teams. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Goldie Wooten Woods; a son, James H. Woods, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. J. Toller, Ashland, KY and Mrs. W. H. Vaughan, who is now in Korea; one brother, Lawrence Woods, New Holland, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1959

 

Graveside rites for James H. Woods, 48, of Athens, OH, were held Friday, 3:30 p.m. on Pine Hill Cemetery with the Rev. L. R. Buskirk, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Woods, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday morning, July 29, at his home following a heart attack. He was a son of the late J. H. and Dora Barrett Woods of Louisa. The deceased was a member of the First Methodist Church of Athens, where funeral rites were conducted Friday morning at 10:30. He was part owner and operated the Athens Stockyards, a Rotarian, and Elk, a Mason and a member of the Athens Gun Club. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Goldie Wooten Woods; a son, James H. Woods, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. O. J. Toler, Ashland, KY and Mrs. W. H. Vaughan, Seoul, Korea; a brother, Lawrence Woods of Mt. Sterling, OH.  The Crawley, Jones and Hughes Funeral Home of Athens, in charge of funeral arrangements, and assisted here by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1959

 

WRIGHT, Michael

Michael Wright, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Butcher Wright of Detroit, MI, formerly of East Rockwood, MI, who died Friday in a Detroit hospital after an illness of two months, was buried in Lyon Cemetery at Keaton, KY, following funeral services Monday at the Keaton Church conducted by the Rev. Hood Wallin and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1959

 

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BRYAN, Elizabeth (Burton)

1883-1959

Mrs. Elizabeth Burton Bryan, 76, of Buchanan, KY, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Elbert, with whom she had resided the past five months. She had been ill for six months. Mrs. Bryan was the widow of Jack Bryan, who died in 1943. She was born August 2, 1883, at Buchanan, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Collinsworth Burton. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Garnet Graber of Erie, OH, and Miss Nora Mae Maynard of Catlettsburg, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Compton, Louisa route 4, and Mrs. Alice Billups and Mrs. Charlie Stump of Buchanan route 1, one brother, W. D. Burton of Buchanan and 10 nieces and 6 nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was made in the Buchanan Cemetery. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

BURCHETT, James Raymond

1932-1959

Funeral services for James Raymond Burchett, 26, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Saturday at Zanesville, OH were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fallsburg, KY Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Burchett was born December 2, 1932, at Louisa, a son of the late James W. and Dixie Miller Burchett. A veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by the National Plumbing and Heating Co., of Columbus. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Spillman of Yatesville, Mrs. Ruby Diamond of Fallsburg and Mrs. Opal Bowyer of Zanesville and two brothers, David and Ben Burchett, both of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

BURCHETT, John

1895-1959

John Burchett, 64, of Louisa Star Route, died Sunday morning while attending services at Evergreen Church at Adams, KY. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Hall Cemetery on Louisa route 4. A retired farmer, Mr. Burchett was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Methodist faith. He was born August 6, 1895 at Yatesville, KY, a so of Kidd and Martha Adkins Burchett. His wife, Mrs. Jessie Hall Burchett died in 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha Bell Christian of Fallsburg, KY and Mrs. George Hart of Columbus, OH; seven sons, Raymond Burchett of Williamsport, OH, Willard Burchett of Oak Hill, OH, Paul Burchett of South Webster, OH, Fred Burchett of Louisa Star Route and Jack, Lawrence and George Willis Burchett, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Ratcliff of Circleville, OH and Mrs. Martha Fannin of Fairborn, OH; three brothers, George, Charles and James Burchett all of Yatesville; and 17 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Christian Monday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1959

 

COLLINSWORTH, Earl

1954-1959

Earl Collinsworth, 5 1/2 year old son of Gertrude McKenzie Collinsworth and the late Lloyd Collinsworth, died in a local hospital at 5:40 a.m. Thursday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. From the United Baptist Church at Elouise, KY, with the Rev. Charles Mayo of Huntington, WV officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery here. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of the mother, Thursday. Additional survivors include one brother, James Edward, at home, five half brothers, Thurman Collinsworth of Mowerstown, OH, Armon Collinsworth of Springfield, OH, Johnny and Haskell Collinsworth of Beaver, OH and Marvin Collinsworth of Hillsboro, OH; one half sister, Mrfs. Cleo Whiteside of London, OH and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hood McKenzie of Rush, KY. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1959

 

FRALEY, Bascom

1905-1959

Bascom Fraley, 54, passed away July 5th at Van Lear, KY, where he had lived for many years. He had been ill for years when the end came. He was originally from Torchlight, KY, leaving there in 1916. He was the son of Rev. James T. and Elizabeth Fraley who lived in Lawrence County from 1907 until 1916. The Fraley family was well known in the county as Mr. Fraley was a Free Will Baptist minister for many years. The deceased has seven brothers still living: John, Bill, Gene, Ray, Fred, Sam and Junior, also four sisters, Maggie Humphrey of Albuquerque, NM, Emma See, Martha Sullivan and Elizabeth Collins of Louisa, KY. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter, twelve grandchildren and a host of friends throughout Floyd County where he had worked for years for the Reed Coal Co., Drift, KY and in later years as a coal operator. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, No, 889, at Wheelwright, KY and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Van Lear. He was born April 16, 1905 at Auxier, KY and passed away July 5, 1959. He will be missed by all his sisters and brothers and friends. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1959

 

GILLIAM, Crampton

1905-1959

Crampton Gilliam, 54 years old, of Moundsville, WV, formerly of Fort Gay route 2, died of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Monday in a Moundsville hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. at the Church of god on the right fork of Mill Creek, near Fort Gay, by the Rev. Stewart Porter. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery on Fort Gay route 2. He was born in Elliott County, KY on May 22, 1905, a son of Alvin Gilliam, now of Catlettsburg, KY and the late Roseann Lewis Gilliam. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Barbara Jean Gilliam and one son, James Clifford Gilliam, both of Fort Gay, route 2; four sisters, Mrs. Malcolm Snipes of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Earl Thompson of Huntington, Mrs. Woodrow Sword of Wadsworth, OH and Mrs. Max Kidd of Mansfield, OH; and one brother, Clayton Gilliam of Mansfield. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be removed to the home of Mrs. Lovell Stollard on Fort Gay route 2 at 9 a.m. today. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

HICKS, Mary Ellen

1876-1959

Mary Ellen Hicks, 82, of Webbville, KY, route 1, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday after a three day illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Webbville Church by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. She was born December 28, 1876, a daughter of Hiram and Julia Ann Kitchen Hicks. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Hillman of Webbville route 1, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Cotton of Amanda, OH, Mrs. Earl Perkins of Darbydale, OH and Mrs. Wilson Liff of Mount Sterling, OH; four brothers, Oscar Hicks of Webbville, Arbie Hicks of Hilliards, OH, Sherman Hicks of Derby, OH and George Hicks of Dayton, OH and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

LYON, Mary Catherine (Skaggs)

1872-1959

Mrs. Mary Catherine Lyon, 86, of Martha, KY, died Sunday, August 2, at 2:15 a.m. at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel Hill Regular Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Bailey and the Rev. Proctor Lyon officiating. Burial was made in the Lyon Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Baptist Church. The widow of James Frank Lyon, who died in 1939, she was  born August 7, 1872, a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Martha Deboard Skaggs. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Luther Burchwell and Mrs. John Wright, both of Martha, Mrs. William Ferguson of Mount Gilead, OH and Mrs. Minnie Skaggs and Mrs. Hubert Osborne, both of Columbus, OH; three sons, Fred Lyon of Portsmouth, OH, Guy Lyon of Martha and Clyde Lyon at home, 22 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1959

 

MAXWELL, Martha Lee (Sturgill)

1884-1959

Mrs. Martha Lee Maxwell, 74, formerly of Webbville, KY, died August 17, 7:30 p.m. at Bay Shore, NY, where she had resided for 20 years, following a heart attack. She was born September 6, 1884, at Webbville, daughter of John and Jennie Pennington Sturgill. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Hot Springs, VA Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) from the Sandy Valley Baptist Church, route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be Sturgill Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Survivors include the husband, Edgar Maxwell, Bay Shore, NY, one daughter, Mrs. Reba Dozier, Bay Shore; one son, Darrell Maxwell, Brightwaters, NY; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Bowling, Mrs. Dennis Kiger, and Mrs. Younger Bayes, all of Webbville. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Thursday morning (today) and will lie in state at the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

PERRY, Raymond

1915-1959

Raymond Perry, 44 years old of Elouise, KY, died Saturday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Betty Perry. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the United Baptist Church at Elouise with the Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Elouise. He was born March 30, 1915, in Chapman, KY, a son of the late Fred and Betty Sammons Perry. Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Ziegler and Mrs. Bill Ellingsworth of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Garnett Hutchinson of Houston, TX; and two brothers, Frederick Perry of Louisa and Master Sergeant Ulysses G. Perry with the U. S. Army in Korea. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home, Saturday. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1959

 

ROBERTS, Benjamin Harrison

1889-1959

Benjamin Harrison Roberts, 70, of route 3, Louisa, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. following an illness of three months. The deceased was born March 19, 1889, a son of Jasper N. and Nancy Jane Whitley Roberts. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was a farmer and dairyman. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mary Adams Roberts, to whom he had been married 45 years, three daughters, Mrs. Harold Scarberry, of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willie Calton, Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Edith E. Baker, route 3, Louisa; four sons, Benjamin L. Roberts, Dayton, OH, Victor E. Roberts, Fairborn, OH, Wendell P. and Marvin B. Roberts, both of route 3, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Martha E. Clark and Mrs. W. I. Haws, both of St. Albans, WV; one brother, Robert Roberts of Ashland, KY, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1959

 

SPARKS, Beatrice (Damron)

1907-1959

Mrs. Beatrice Damron Sparks, 52, of Martha, KY, who died Monday at her home, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home. She was born at Dunlow, WV, on April 16, 1907, a daughter of the late Matt and Lydia herald Damron. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving include the husband, George W. Sparks; seven daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey, Mrs. Norma Deskins and Mrs. Nancy Blake of Huntington, Miss Ann Sparks, at home, Mrs. Beulah Hatton of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Nora Edwards of Medina, OH and Mrs. Mildred Mills of Akron, OH; five sons, Joe Sparks of Martha, Jimmy Sparks of Fort Knox, KY, Douglas, Raymond, and Benny Sparks, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Baldwin, Mrs. Flora Turner and Mrs. Walter Wilson of Huntington and Mrs. Oliver Burchett of California; three brothers, Jimerson Damron of Logan, WV, Anderson Damron of Huntington and L. F. Damron of Dunlow and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

THORNBERRY, Rilda (Gibson)

1894-1959

Mrs. Rilda Gibson Thornberry, 65, of Mousie, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 11:15 p.m. Friday following a stroke that morning at her home. Born May 17, 1894 at Mousie, she was the widow of the late Henry C. Thornberry and the daughter of the late John P. and Arminta Huff Gibson. Mrs. Thornberry is survived by three sons, Ray of Louisa and Edgar and Aldo of Mousie; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Campbell of Mousie, Mrs. Norcie Hunt of Garrett, KY, Mrs. Sweet Stapleton, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Margaret Thornberry, Portsmouth, OH; three brothers, Elzie and Aldo Gibson of Mousie and Keenis Gibson of Estill, KY and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, Mousie, with the Revs. Burton and Raymond Howard officiating. Burial was made in the Gibson Cemetery at Mousie. the body was a the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1959

 

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BARTRAM, Felix

1883-1959

Felix Bartram, 76, of Fort Gay, WV died at his home at 10 a.m. Sunday. His death was unexpected, though he had been ill for 17 years.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Dawson Cemetery, Fort Gay, route 1. Mr. Bartram was a retied carpenter for the Norfolk and Western Railway, by whom he was employed for 42 years. He retired 17 years ago. He was born at Fort Gay on July 8, 1883, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Cisson Bartram. He was the husband of Mrs. Virgie Wilson Bartram, who died in 1958. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Artie Topping of Huntington, Mrs. Andy Hersey of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Clifford Vinson of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lucian Frasher of Fort Gay route 2; two sons, Harold Bartram of Mansfield, OH and William Bartram of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Akers of Fort Gay route 1, and Mrs. Noah Akers of Ceredo, WV; one brother, Ezra Bartram of Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence at noon Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 17,1959

 

CHAMBERS, Florence (Smith)

1892-1959

Mrs. Florence Smith Chambers, 67, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:45 p.m. Saturday after an illness of two months. She was born May 6, 1892, at Chapman, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Isabelle Perry Smith Chambers and the late James Smith. Mrs. Chambers was married to Millard W. Chambers 38 years ago and he survives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Chambers had been a member of the Methodist Church 25 years. Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. W. A. See of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Tom Thornton of Marland, OK, Mrs. Homer Triplett of Quinwood, WV, Mrs. Ted Adiska of Milan, MI and Mrs. Robert L. Hall of Pickerington, OH; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Wooten of Louisa; two stepsons, Macon Chambers of Springfield, OH and Bill Chambers of route 1, Louisa; one half sister, Mrs. Emory Hancock of Canal Fulton, OH; three brothers, James Smith of Beckley, WV, George F. Smith of route 2, Louisa, and John Smith of Charleston, WV; four half brothers, Clarence and Clifford Chapman both of route 1, Louisa, Clyde and Billy Chapman, both of Dayton, OH; 31 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1959

 

COPLEY, Joshua

1886-1959

Joshua Copley, 73, of Fort Gay, WV, died suddenly at his home Thursday evening, September 10. A retired miner, he was born on June 7, 1886, at Fort Gay, the son of the late Stanley and Rachel Smith Copley. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Grant Raines. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Theodore Ward and Mrs. Nellie Copley of Fort Gay and Mrs. Ollie Crabtree of Catlettsburg, KY; two sons, Dude and Radical Copley at home; one brother, Radical Copley of Portsmouth, OH; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the services. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1959

 

CORNS, Reba (Lackey)

Mrs. Reba Corns, 84 years old, died at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Huntington. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Surviving are the husband, Harry C. Corns of Huntington and several nieces and nephews. The body was at Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake. Mrs. Corns, a native Louisan, was a daughter of the late James Q. and Lydia Rice Lackey, and a sister in law of Mrs. Ellen Hughes Lackey of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, Big Sandy News, September 10, 1959

 

HICKS, Oscar

1879-1959

Oscar Hicks, 79, of Webbville, KY, died Friday morning, September 11, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Webbville Church by Rev. Archie Holcom. Burial was made in the Webbville cemetery. Born at Webbville on September 25, 1879, a son of the late Herman and Julia Ann Kitchen Hicks, he was a farmer and a member of the Nondenominational Church of Christ. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nora Edna Hensley Hicks; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Cotton of Darbyville, OH, Mrs. Wilson Liff of Mount Sterling, OH and Mrs. Earl Perkins of Circleville, OH; three brothers, Sherman Hicks of Darby, OH, Arbie Hicks of Hilliards, OH and George Hicks of Dayton, OH and a foster son, Robert Polley of Morris, IL. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1959

 

KIRK, Loubert (Thacker)

1917-1959

Mrs. Louberta Thacker Kirk, 42, a nurse at Riverview Hospital for 24 years, died Sunday at 1 p.m. following an illness of 18 months. Mrs. Kirk was born at White's Creek, WV, January 1, 1917, the daughter of Vilas and Jean Vinson Thacker, and had been a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa for 30 years. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home where services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Julian Simpson officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk was first married to Lyman Workman, who died in 1957. She later was united in marriage to Tony L. Kirk, who survives. Other survivors include her father, who resides in Fort Gay, her mother, a resident of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Honts, Bluefield, WV, and Mrs. R. C. Atkins of Catlettsburg, and one brother, James J. Thacker of Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1959

 

MARCUM, Louticia (Short)

1880-1959

Mrs. Louticia Short Marcum, 79, of Louisa, died at her home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday after a long illness. She was born May 22, 1880, on route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Whitt Short. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Free Will Baptist Church here, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was made in the Short Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Marcum had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Opal Clevenger and Mrs. John Justice, both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Paul Patrick, of Akron, OH and Mrs. Clarence Spears of Columbus, OH; four sons, Wilburn Marcum of Huntington, Dewey Marcum of Pikeville, James Marcum of Louisa, and Milton Marcum, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Ball and Mrs. Emma Rice, both of route 3, Louisa, 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before services, when it was taken to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1959

 

MAYNARD, Okie

1935-1959

Okie Maynard, 25 years old, of Louisa, who was killed in an automobile accident Saturday on KY route 3 about 10 miles southeast of Louisa near Clifford, was buried in Fitzpatrick Cemetery following funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Olive Church at Clifford. the Rev. Sammy Branham officiated. He was born on July 31, 1935, at Clifford, the son of William Alvis and Ethel Fitzpatrick Maynard. He was an employee of the Charlie Derefield Lumber Co. of Louisa. Survivors in addition to the parents include four sisters, Mrs. Carl Horn, Jr., of Clifford, Mrs. Samuel Z. Frazier of Dayton, OH, Miss Shirley Ann Maynard of Columbus, OH and Miss Hazelene Maynard at home; one half sister, Mrs. Sammy J. Branham of Columbus; two half brothers, Marcus L. Maynard and Chester Armstrong of Columbus. The body was taken to the home of the parents Sunday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1959

 

MAYNARD, Samuel J.

1885-1959

Samuel J. Maynard, 73, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Skeens of Louisa route 4. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Burke Cemetery on Louisa roue 4. A retired farmer, Mr. Maynard was born at East Lynn, WV,  November 5, 1885, a son of the late Simion and Elizabeth Lycan Maynard. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ida Burke Maynard; one other daughter, Mrs. Jack Adams of Louisa route 4, one son, Samuel P. Maynard of Louisa route 4, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, September 7,1959

 

MOORE, Mary (Moore)

1888-1959

Mrs. Mary Moore, 71 years old, formerly of Adams, KY died Friday in Columbus, OH following a long illness. She had lived in Columbus for 15 years. She was born on August 21, 1888, the daughter of the late Landon T. and Louanna Thompson Moore. Mrs. Moore was the widow of W. H. C. Moore, who preceded her in death in 1941. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cando Church at Adams, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Oscar Segraves officiating. Burial was made in the Moore Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hager Burton of Columbus; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Estill Hayes of Columbus; two sons, Martin L. and Delmer Moore of Columbus; one stepson, Connie Moore of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Kruse of Stryker, OH, Mrs. Milton McKinster of Adams, and Mrs. Fred Parsons of Fort Gay, WV; one brother, Martin L. Moore of Adams; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1959

 

PORTER, Henry Stewart

1902-1959

The Rev. Henry Stewart Porter, 57, a prominent Wayne County lumber supplier and minister in the Church of God for 30 years, was crushed to death by a falling tree Tuesday morning. He was at work with his timber crew in plce of an ill employee at route 1, Dunlow, WV when the accident occurred about 7 miles from Dunlow. While using a power saw on a tree which had already been cut down, a nearby tree, apparently partly decayed, toppled on him. He was dead when rescuers were able to free him from beneath the fallen tree's large trunk. Magistrate P. J. Webb of Fort Gay, who convened a coroner's jury at the scene, made a finding of accidental death. Mr. Porter lived on Mill Creek Road at Radnor. At the time of his death he was pastor of churches at Dunlow and Mill Creek. He was active in Democratic politics in Wayne County. A lumber operator for many years, his mill supplied a number of Huntington firms. He was born at Grassey, WV, July 4, 1902, son of the late John and Elizabeth Workman Porter. His first wife, Opal Jarrell, is deceased, and he was married to Mary Helen Pyles at the time of his death. Surviving are the widow; ten daughters, Mrs. Chester Blevins, Mrs. George Light and Mrs. Thomas Radcliff, all of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Alpha Tabor of Mansfield, OH, Miss Fredia Porter, Miss Betty Sue Porter, Lorraine, Mary, Linda, and Aletha Porter at home; seven sons, Fred Porter of Cleveland, Ray Porter of Mansfield, Bernard Porter of Huntington and Henry Stewart, Jr., Ralph, Donald and Richard Porter, at home; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Moore of Radnor; one brother, Walter Porter of Radnor; and 17 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon to the home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the Radnor Church of God on Mill Creek with Rev. Emery R. Noel, Rev. R. E. Winter, and the Rev. Callahan officiating. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1959

 

WILLIAMS, Jesse

1905-1959

Jesse Williams, of Hilliards, OH, died Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at the University Hospital, Columbus, OH of burns he received in an explosion at the Mallable Iron Company, Columbus, where he had been employed for the past 14 years. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Tuesday and death came at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The deceased, a son of the late Jake and Emily Swann Williams, was born and reared on Lower Caines Creek, Lawrence County. The body will arrive at the Young Funeral Home Thursday morning and funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Freewill Baptist Church on Lower Caines Creek with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment will be made in the Williams Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Edna McNiel Williams; nine children, five daughters, Fannie, Velma Jean, and Mary at home, Mrs. Emma Lou Franklin of North Carolina, and Mrs. Virginia Franklin of Texas; four sons, Billy, James, Jesse, Jr., at home, Edward, somewhere in Germany, five sisters, Mrs. Emma Swann, Mrs. Virgie Moore, Mrs. James Baird, Mrs. Helen Joseph and Mrs. Mary Sammons, all of Columbus and Mrs. Pearl Holly of Portsmouth, OH; three brothers, Nelson Williams, Columbus, and Bill and Luther Williams, of Groveport, OH. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1959

 

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BARTRAM, Drusilla (Osborn)

1869-1959

Drusilla "Sissie" Osborn Bartram, 90, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died at the home of her son, Golden Bartram at 9:15 p.m. Monday, after an illness of 8 months. She was born May 11, 1869, a daughter of the late Walter F. and Martha Vaughn Osborn. She was married to Freelin Bartram, who died July 17, 1950. She was the oldest member of Greenbrier Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Greenbrier Baptist Church with the Rev. Audrey Lester, Rev. Orville Estep, and Rev. Harry Christian officiating. Burial will be in the Bartram Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nora Frazier, Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Earl Pelfrey, route 1, Wayne, four sons, Golden Bartram, Okey Bartram, both of Fort Gay, Fred Bartram, Huntington, WV, and Bascom Workman, Waverly, OH, one sister, Mrs. Louella Plummer, Los Angeles, CA; one brother, A. V. Osborn, Columbus, OH; 39 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of her son, Golden Bartram, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

BARTRAM, James Gregory

1959-1959

James Gregory Bartram, infant son of Denton and Lorraine Adams Bartram, died Friday, October 2, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Graveside services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Hayes Cemetery by the Rev. Jay Preston. The Curtright Funeral Home took care of arrangements. Additional survivors include a brother, Richard Allen Bartram, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Adams, of Louisa; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bartram of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1959

 

BOGGS, Nellie (Griffith)

1874-1959

Mrs. Nellie Griffith Boggs, 85, died at the home of a son, Nelson Sturgill of Martha, KY, Saturday morning, September 26, following an illness of one year. She was born on January 30, 1874, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Letch and Nancy Boggs Griffith. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God at Martha by the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Willy Sparks. Burial was made in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Additional survivors include three daughers, Mrs. Earl Johnson of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Clint Spivey of War, WV, and Mrs. Ethel Moody of Richmond, KY; three sons, Gennis, Lonnie and Harry Sturgill of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Sparks of Martha, Mrs. Tilda Stambaugh, Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Mollie Stambaugh, London, OH, and Mrs. Sola Barnett of Circleville, OH, two brothers, Curt Griffith of Reynoldsburg, and Allen Griffith of Martha. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

BORDERS, Denver G.

1905-1959

Denver G. Borders, fifty-four years old, of Fort Gay, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday afternoon following a long illness.  He was a retired Fort Gay merchant.  He was born on April 19, 1905 at Georges Creek, KY, son of Wallace D. and Maude Preston Borders, who now reside at Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church of which he was a member for 12 years, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating.  Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow, Mrs. Beatrice Brown Borders; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Foster, of Jacksonville, FL; one son, Dennis E. Borders of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. Auxier Preston of Fort Gay and Mrs. Haskell Walters and Mrs. Gladys Preston of Ashland, KY; four brothers, Gladstone Borders of Winchester, KY, Davis Borders of Galion, OH, Frank Borders of Ashland, KY, and Raymond Borders of Louisa, and two grandsons, Steve and Mike Kelly of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1959

 

CONN, Roscoe Thomas

A three year old Fort Gay child was shot and killed by his nine year old brother Monday at 4:20 p.m. as they played cowboys and Indians with a .22 caliber pistol. Roscoe Thomas Conn died of a bullet through the heart fired by Nathan Leonard Conn as they played in a smokehouse near their home, Police Chief Okey Ratcliff of Fort Gay reported. The weapon was designed to shoot blanks but had been rebored to fire .22 caliber "shorts" the chief said. The older child had earlier fired shots from a window and the fatal shot was fired when the victim commanded his brother "to shoot me now", Chief Ratcliff added. Magistrate P. J. Webb of Fort Gay convened a coroner's jury at the scene and a verdict of accidental death was returned. Roscoe was a son of Roy S. and Louise Rowe Conn. The family home is along the Big Sandy River near the bridge leading to Louisa, KY. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Garland Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Gay Cemetery. The body was taken to the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Surviving in addition to the parents and brother are four sisters, Martini, Carolyn, Kay and Willie Rae Conn, at home; two other brothers, William and Roy Conn, Jr., at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Janice Conn of Portsmouth, OH and the maternal grandfather, McKinley Moore of Kenova. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

COPLEY, Henry P.

1881-1959

Henry P. Copley, 78, of Webb, WV, died Wednesday night, September 23, at his home. A retired coal miner, he was born March 15, 1881, a son of the late William D. and Naomi Pack Copley. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church at Webb by the Rev. Ballard Copley. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Webb. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Mosley of Fort Gay and Mrs. James Mollett of Huntington; two sons, Raymond Copley of Webb and Logan Copley of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Bowen of Webb and two brothers, W. R. Copley of Xenia, OH and Herman Copley of Webb. The body was taken to the residence Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

DANIEL, Sheila Jane

1959-1959

Sheila Jane Daniel, stillborn daughter of Cecil and Gracie Holbrook Daniel, born October 21, 1 p.m. at a local hospital, was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, route 1, Webbville, October 22, following graveside services with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Survivors include the parents, route 1, Webbville and one sister, Irene Daniel, at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1959

 

FOREMAN, Lawrence Waldon

1904-1959

Lawrence Waldon Foreman, 54, of Columbus, OH, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. J.R. Buskirk, of Prichard, WV Friday, September 25, at 6:20 p.m. after an illness of six months. He was visiting at the time of his death. Mr. Foreman was born at Hubbardstown, WV, September 27, 1904, a son of Mrs. Buskirk and the late Lawrence W. Foreman. He was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway conductor, and was on the Scioto Valley Division. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith Memorial Church at Prichard, by the Rev. Smith, pastor. Burial was made in Hatton Cemetery in Prichard. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Kuhn, of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Emerson Boseker of Wheeling, WV and five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

FRENCH, Mary Alice (Austin)

1870-1959

Mrs. Mary Alice Austin French, 89 years of age, of route 4, Louisa, died Thursday morning, September 24, at her home. She helped organize the first Rural Free Delivery service at Vessie, KY, and was the last person to hold the position of postmaster there. She had been a school teacher for many years in Lawrence and Boyd counties. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 65 years and was active in all phases of church and club work. The deceased was born at Prichard, WV, March 17, 1870. She was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Mary Alice Thomas Austin, natives of Virginia. Survivors include one son, Dr. A. M. French of Logan, WV and one brother, John C. Austin, of Fallsburg. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle at Fallsburg, KY with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

GRIFFITH, Oscar

1888-1959

Oscar Griffith, 71, of Houckville, KY who died Thursday, October 1, at his home, was buried in the family cemetery at Houckville following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. A retired farmer, he was born at Houckville, on December 27,1 888, a son of the late Gallup and Barbara Houck Griffith, and was member of the Cherokee Baptist Church for 30 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Caldwell Griffith; four daughters, Mrs. W.W. Reese, of Redding, PA, and Mrs. Leo Evoy, Mrs. William C. Sparks and Mrs. James Wilson of Columbus, OH; five sons, Oscar G. Jr., Paul J., Eugene T., and Joseph C. Griffith of Columbus and Luther Griffith of Cedarville, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Earl Edwards of Ashland and Mrs. Warnie Griffith and Mrs. Ora Boggs of Houckville; two brothers, Hurston Griffith of London, OH and Ora Griffith of Mount Sterling, OH and 18 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1959

 

HALL, Mary Jane (Chapman)

1873-1959

Mrs. Mary Jane Chapman Hall, 86 years old of Adams, KY died Wednesday, October 7, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Low Gap Baptist Church at Adams with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Hall, widow of John H. Hall, was born July 23, 1873, at Adams, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Jane Stewart Chapman. She had been a member of the Low Gap Baptist Church for 69 years. She owned and operated the Blaine-Louisa Telephone exchange party line until 1943. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Ruby Avignone of Columbus; three sons, George Hall of West Jefferson, OH, Henry Hall of Cordell, KY and Ernest Hall of Adams; two sisters,  Mrs. Julia Williams of Columbus and Mrs. Ethel Womeldorf of Hamilton, OH and 32 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1959

 

HENSON, Edwin

1902-1959

Edwin (Nig) Henson, 57 years old, of 512 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday at 7:10 a.m. four hours after suffering a heart attack at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Christian Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Mart Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Henson was born at Fallsburg on September 2, 1902, a son of the late Maston and Sally Curnutte Henson. He was a veteran of World War I, a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employee and had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for the past 17 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emma Belle Skeens Henson; seven daughters, Mrs. Howard Servey of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Harold Slone and the Misses Ruth, Lucy, Clara, Mary and Linda Henson, all at home; six sons, William Edward, Randolph, George Amos, Elmer Jay, Bobby Kay and Kenneth Drew Henson, all of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Pluma Moore and Mrs. C. B. Cooksey, both of Louisa; one brother, Kay Henson of Washington, D. C. and nine grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home Monday at 10 a.m. where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1959

 

HICKS, Hugh L.

1892-1959

Hugh L. Hicks, 66, died Friday September 25, 8:30 a.m. in a Lexington hospital after an illness of four years. He was born December 14, 1892, a son of Henry and Sarah Holbrook Hicks, at Webbville, KY. He was married to Dova Holbrook Hicks, who died August 19, 1955. He was a retired C & O Railroader. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and burial was made in Adams Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Curtis McCloud, Homestead, FL, three sons, Edgar Hicks of Delbarton, WV, Hugh Hicks, Jr., Dayton, OH, S/Sgt. Gerald Hicks, Korea, U. S. Army; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. the body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the service. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

JOHNSON, John J.

1900-1959

John (Jack) J. Johnson, Jr., 58, of Chicago, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. in a Chicago hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. R. Buskirk, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born in Louisa November 23, 1900, and had been a member of the Methodist Church 50 years. He was a son of the late J. J. and M. Carey Johnson of Louisa. Surviving are one son, J. J. Johnson, III, two aunts, Mrs. D. J. Burchett, Louisa and Mrs. George B. Roberts, of Memphis, TN and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1959

 

MCKINSTER, Reba (Adams)

Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Adams McKinster were held at the First Baptist Church in Las Vegas, NV, September 23, 1959, at 10 a.m. Mrs. McKinster passed away September 20 at Sunrise Hospital following a long illness. She was born and reared at Osie, KY and was a daughter of the late Covy and Delia Adams. She was well-known in Louisa where she taught school and was librarian for several years at the Louisa High School. Mrs. McKinster went to Las Vegas in 1940. She was city librarian there for 19 years and was active in clubs and other civic organizations in that city. Surviving are her husband, J. H. McKinster, one sister, Mrs. R. T. Burchett, Akron, OH; two brothers, Eskel Adams and Kay Adams, Louisa, KY, and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1959

 

MOORE, Virgie (Young)

Virgie Young Moore, 63 years old, of Woodstock, OH, where she had resided for 18 years, died Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. after an illness of one week. She was born at Cherokee, KY, and was married to Willie Moore for 41 years. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Woodstock. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 10 a.m. at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. W. S. Boggs and Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Alvin Holbrook, Chillicothe, OH, and several nieces and nephews. The body will arrived at the Young Funeral Home Thursday afternoon (today) and remain until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1959

 

PORTER, Douglas

1876-1959

Douglas Porter, 83, of Fort Gay, WV died at a Louisa hospital Saturday, September 26, after an illness of three years. Mr. Porter was born in Genoa, WV, July 12, 1876, a son of the late Stewart and Rebecca Damron Porter. He was a retired carpenter of the Norfolk & Western Railway, and was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Mr. Porter served in the Spanish-American War. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the church by the Revs. John Simpkins, J. C. Hager and J. R. Atkins. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Porter's first wife, Hattie Watts, died in 1933, and he later married Myrtle Thompson Porter, who survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul Bartram of State College, PA, and Mrs. M. E. Smith of Corning, NY; four sons, Walter Porter, Miami, FL, Howard Porter, Buffalo, NY, Wayne Porter, Portsmouth, OH, and Joseph Porter, Norfolk, VA; one step son, Orien James of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Moore, Portsmouth, Mrs. Frank Frazier, Kenova, WV and Mrs. Claude Daniels of Chesapeake, OH; three brothers, Albert Porter of Logan, WV, Charley Porter of California, and Marion Porter of Detroit; and 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour preceding the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1959

 

SHORT, Grace (Moore)

1891-1959

Mrs. Grace Moore Short, 68, of 152 Ransome Street, Hampton, VA, died October 14, in Dixie Hospital. She was the widow of Everett Short and had lived in Hampton for 25. She had completed 21 years of service in hospital diabetic department of Kecaughton Veterans Administration Center on June 30, 1955. Mrs. Short was born June 8, 1891 at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Garfield and Lucinda Wheeler Moore. She was a member of Blaine Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 16, 2 p.m. from the Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home at Hampton. Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna Wichard of Greenville, NC, two sons, Billie Short and Emmitt J. Short, both of Hampton; a sister, Mrs. Cody Green of Blaine, KY; three brothers, John Moore of Cape Charles, VA, Frank Moore of Portsmouth, VA and Lummie Moore of Prestonsburg, KY and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1959

 

THOMPSON, Connie Gay

1959-1959

Connie Gay Thompson, infant daughter of Arthur and Joyce Hill Thompson, of route 1, Wayne, WV was stillborn, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. in a local hospital. Graveside rites were conducted October 26 at Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay, where burial was made. Survivors include the parents; one sister, Barbara Jean Thompson, at home, three brothers, Edward Lee, Ronnie Dale and Randall Thomas, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Thompson, route 2, Wayne, WV and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice Lilly, Beckley, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1959

 

THOMPSON, Estill

1905-1959

Naaman Estill Thompson, 54, of Rosebud Motor Court, Ashland, died at King's Daughers' Hospital at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday following a heart attack. Mr. Thompson was born April 4, 1905, at Webbville, a son of the late John M. and Samantha Webb Thompson. He taught school in Lawrence County for 18 years and at one time was a telegrapher for the C & O Railway Co., He was an agent for the Life & Casualty Insurance Co. for 2 1/2 years and had been working at the state unemployment office in Ashland for a year and had been with the state for 10 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa and attended Morehead State College. He was a member of Louisa Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Charles Gray. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Lee Damron Thompson; one son, Naaman Estill Thompson, Jr., U. S. Air Force, Charleston, SC and five sisters, Mrs. Gracie Webb and Mrs. Martha Wilson, both of Webbville, Mrs. Jane Bush, Grayson, Mrs. Virgil Pennington, Welch, WV and Mrs. Lucien Stone, Dayton, OH; four brothers, Haskell, of Washington, C. H., OH, Buddy of Marietta, WV, Wilson of Lexington, and Paul Thompson of Oberlin, OH. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1959

 

WELLMAN, Clifford

1915-1959

Clifford N. Wellman, 44 years old, of Pendleton, IN, where he had resided for six years, was killed instantly Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by an automobile in Indianapolis. The deceased was born October 4, 1915, at Fort Gay, WV, son of Amos and Mary Bartram Wellman. He was married to Lou Davis and was employed by the Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Wellman was well-known here as he was an employee of Rip's Lunch for several years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, of Pendleton, IN; three daughters, Sherry, Cathy, and Jennie, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Rowe of Miami, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy Masterpolo and Mrs. Helen Cowart, both of Florida; one brother, George Wellman, Columbus, OH; one half-brother, James Riefsnyder of Florida; one stepbrother, Charles Riefsnyder of Florida. The body will arrive at the Young Funeral Home Thursday evening (today) and remain there until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1959

 

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ADAMS, George

1913-1959

George Adams, 42, of Louisa route 3, died in a Huntington hospital at 9 p.m. Thursday, November 5, after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carter Chapel on Louisa route 3, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Barnett Cemetery. Mr. Adams was born on September 10, 1917, on Webbville route 1, a son of John and Nannie Kelly Adams. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Roberts, now living in Japan; three sons, Arlie, Jay and George Kenneth Adams of Columbus; the parents, who live on route 3, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Bill Davis of Louisa route 3, a brother, Grover of Louisa route 1, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

BARTLETT, Elma (Burchett)

1897-1959

Elma Burchett Bartlett, 62, of Georges Creek, KY, died Wednesday morning, November 18, at her home. She was born July 3, 1897, a daughter of the late J. F. and Amelia Preston Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Georges Creek. She was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church on Louisa route 2. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Marcus Preston of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Eugene Pfieffer of Dayton, OH, Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Ashland, KY, Miss Carolyn Bartlett at home and Mrs. Darwin May of Flatwoods, KY; six sons, Charles H. Bartlett of Jacksonville, FL, John R. and Fred L. Bartlett of Columbus, OH, Simon B. Bartlett of Niagara Falls, NY, Roy P. Bartlett, Jr., of Ashland, and David Bartlett, at home; one sister, Mrs. Jay Preston of Louisa route 1, three brothers, Bill Burchett of Virgie, John Burchett of Ulysses and Bruce Burchett of Tazewell and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

 

BATES, Matthew

1874-1959

Matthew Bates, 85, well-known resident of Blaine, KY died Friday November 6, at 4:30 p.m. at his home after a two month's illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m.  at the Blaine Christian Church with the Rev. Dean Bottrell, pastor of the First Christian Church of Louisa, officiating. Burial was made in Gambill Cemetery. He was preceded in death in 1940 by Mrs. Nora Holton Bates, mother of the two daughters who survive, Mrs. Ralph Caudill, of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Roy Crawford of Blaine. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Adams of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Lige Boggs of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Corilda Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Norman Osborne, of Canal Winchester, OH; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

BELCHER, Richard

1896-1959

Richard Belcher, 63, of Portsmouth, OH where he had lived for the past six years, passed away Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. He was born April 29, 1896, at Gallup, KY, a son of the late Richard Belcher and Elizabeth Compton Belcher. He did construction work and was not married. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. Burial will be in Childers Cemetery at Gallup. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Chapman of Portsmouth and Mrs. Lou Childers of Gallup and one brother, Don Belcher of Toledo, OH. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

BOLDING, William Hobert

William Hobert Bolding, of South Fourth Street, Columbus, OH, died at the Mercy Hospital on October 18, following a heart attack suffered a few days earlier. Mr. Bolding was born and reared at Charley, KY, this county. He was the son of the late C. C. and Margaret Bolding. He attended business college in Louisa when a young man and had worked here and at Jenkins, KY before going to Columbus where he owned and operated his own real estate business. He was 63 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the Free Will Baptist Church on Welch Avenue, Columbus, where he had been a member for several years, with the Rev. Freddie Smith officiating. Survivors include his widow, the former Mary Estelle Miller; two sons, one daughter, several grandchildren, four sisters, and two brothers. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1959

 

BOYD, Richard

1906-1959

Richard Boyd, 53, of Lowmansville, KY passed away at his home Friday, November 6, following a heart attack suffered after an illness of seven months. He was born August 23, 1906, a son of John Henry and Parlee Williamson Boyd, at Ulysses, KY. He was married 10 years ago to Jeanette Sindle, who survives. He was employed at the Bob Henderson Motel for 8 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Grove Church, Lowmansville, with the Rev. Charley Young officiating. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. Survivors, in addition to the widow, include two daughters, Mrs. Roy Bryant, Lorain, OH, and Miss Mary Ruth Boyd, at home; 7 sons, Bobby Lee, Jamestown, OH, Richard, Jr., William, Charles Robert, Roger Dean, Gabe Russell and Dania Lee, all at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Boyd of Lowmansville; six sisters, Mrs. Burns Conley, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Oshell Burton, Urbana, OH, Mrs. Sam Borders, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Russell Young, Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Frank Puckett and Mrs. Robert Mounts, both of Springfield, OH; and one brother, Robert Boyd, of Springfield and 2 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

DIAMOND, Madge (Murphy)

1900-1959

Mrs. Madge Diamond, 59, of Hanging Rock, OH, died in an Ironton, OH hospital Tuesday at 4 p.m. after an illness of ten years. She had been in the hospital three weeks. Mrs. Diamond was born March 13, 1900, at Yatesville, KY, daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Ann Burton Murphy. She had been a resident of Yatesville 29 years and Hanging Rock for 30 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church 15 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and burial will be in Fannin Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. The Body will remain at the funeral home. The deceased was married to Kay Diamond, 41 years, who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carl Garrison of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Richard Ratcliff, Ironton, OH; three sons, Lucian Diamond, Ironton, Charles Thomas and Donald Diamond of Hanging Rock; six sisters, Mrs. Inez Hanners and Mrs. Eva Muncy of Columbus, Mrs. Roscoe Kitchen, Millersport, OH, Mrs. Sylvester Jobe, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen, Star Route, Louisa and Mrs. Georgeen Robertson, Pineville, WV, three grandchildren, 16 nieces and 16 nephews. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

 

FYFFE, John Ed

1896-1959

John Ed Fyffe, 63, of 2265 Thomas Street, Ashland, KY a retired construction worker, who died Wednesday at 4 a.m. in a Dayton, OH hospital after a long illness, was buried in the family cemetery at Martha, KY, following funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at the residence of the mother, Mrs. Suzanna Ferguson Fyffe, at Martha, with the Rev. Robie Ferguson officiating. the body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Mr. Fyffe was born June 5, 1896, in Morgan County, a son of Mrs. Suzanne Ferguson Fyffe and the late Cam Fyffe. He served for 8 years on the Louisa police force and had resided in Ashland for the past 10 years. He was a member of the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, of Louisa. Surviving in addition to the mother are the widow, Mrs. Tennie Griffith Fyffe, two daughters, Mrs. William Folger and Mrs. Russell Bell, both of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Johnny Skaggs and Mrs. Gene Sturgill, both of Hilliard, OH; three brothers, Richard, Conn and Cam Fyffe, Jr., all of Martha and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1959

 

FYFFE, Link

1898-1959

Link Fyffe, 61, widely-known Johnson County man, died suddenly about 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Paintsville Clinic following a heart attack. Mr. Fyffe, a drilling contractor, had returned from Van Lear to his home at Turner Branch where his son, Link Fyffe, Jr. was to accompany him to work. He became suddenly ill and died about 20 minutes after entering the hospital. Mr. Fyffe was born Feb. 13, 1898 in Morgan County, a son of Joe and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. He had been a resident of Turner Branch about 12 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Stella Wright Fyffe, two sons, Link Fyffe, Jr., Paintsville, and Billie Joe Fyffe, Pikeville; four daughters, Mrs. John L. Lemaster, a teacher in the Paintsville schools; Mrs. James S. Trimble, Mrs. Jack Hamilton, all of Paintsville, and Mrs. Leroy Salyer of Loraine, Ohio. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, John H. Fyffe, Staffordsville; Jay Fyffe, Red Bush; Alva Fyffe, and Jim F. Fyffe, both of Blaine; Lonza Fyffe, Manchester, N.H., Mrs. Millard Fyffe, Blaine and Mrs. Martha Kelly, Red Bush. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., today at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Everett Slone and Paul Turner officiating. Burial will be made in Highland Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1959

 

GRAVES, Walter H.

1879-1959

Walter H. Graves, 80, of Georges Creek, died at his home at 11 p.m. Friday, November 6, after an illness of three months. Mr. Graves was born September 27, 1879, in Richardson, KY, a son of the late Henderson and Serilda Childress Graves. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at his home, by Elders German Walters and Arch Thompson. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, and the F & AM No. 699. He was employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., and was a lifelong resident of Georges Creek. His wife, Mrs. Louisa Miller Graves, died in 1955. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vaughn Borders of Rossmore, VA and Mrs. Worth Adams, of Georges Creek; four sons, Bill, John and Lindsey Graves, all of Georges Creek and Jack Graves, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Sally Simpson of Drift, KY; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

GREEN, Laura (Seagraves)

1881-1959

Mrs. Laura Green, 78, of Blaine, KY died early Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. O. I. Williams. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Blaine. She was born at Blaine, October 12, 1881, a daughter of the late George and Lutisha Williams Seagraves, and was a member of the United Baptist Church at Blaine for 65 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Fyffe, Mrs. Lee Gambill, and Mrs. Donnie Bryant of Blaine; two sons, C. A. Green of Blaine and Oma Green of Flat Gap, KY; one brother, Troy Seagraves of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

JOBE, Sylvester

1888-1959

Sylvester (Vessie) Jobe, 71, of route 3, Louisa, died at his home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, after an illness of 12 years. He was a lifelong resident of route 3. He was a farmer and a World War I veteran. Mr. Jobe was born February 5, 1888, on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late James Harvey and Melissa Marcum Jobe. He married Stella Murphy Jobe 39 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Midway Methodist Church on route 3, Louisa with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Jobe Cemetery on route 3. Surviving are his widow; five sons, Sheridan Jobe of Smith's Ferry, PA, Sylvester Jobe, Jr., of Star Route, Louisa, Albert C. Jobe of Darlington, PA, and Proctor and Harvey Thomas Jobe, both of Midland, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Marcum of Huntington, Mrs. Paul Burton of Darlington, PA and Mrs. Hattie Prince of Lexington, KY; four brothers, Lindy Jobe of Chillicothe, OH, John Jobe of route 3, Loluisa, Elisha Jobe of Spencer, WV, and Clyde Jobe of Grove City, OH and 19 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

LEVISAY, Mary Jane (Osborne)

1871-1959

Mrs. Mary Jane Osborne Livisay, 88, of Fort Gay died Saturday at the residence following an extended illness. She formerly taught school in the Fort Gay and Wayne, WV school systems. Mrs. Livisay was born at Ironton, OH, February 1, 1871, a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Melvina Page Osborne and had been a resident of Fort Gay for the past 71 years. She was a member of the A. M. E. Church at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the residence by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial was made in Livisay Cemetery; three sons, Carter and Tom Livisay of Fort Gay and Jack Livisay of Princeton, WV; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

 

MAXIE, Britt

1894-1959

Britt Maxie, 65, died Thursday, November 12, 5:05 a.m. in a Columbus, OH hospital after an illness of four months. He was born May 7, 1894, son of the late John and Allie Barker Maxie in Elliott County, KY. He had resided at Lynchburg, OH, the past nine years. Mr. Maxie was postmaster at Mazie, KY, 31 years and had retired. Funeral services were conducted Saturday November 14, 2 p.m. at the Mazie Baptist Church with Rev. Emmerson Collier and Rev. Harrison Collier officiating. Burial was in Maxie Cemetery, Mazie, KY. Survivors include the widow, Emma Retta Fannin Maxie, to whom he had been married 44 year; six daughters, Mrs. Charles Varney, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Crova Smittle, London, OH, Mrs. Ethel Katzenbach, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Donald Hayes, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Homer Sprouse, Columbus, Mrs. Dean Jordan, Marengo, OH; two sons, John Maxie, Los Angeles, CA and James Maxie, Lynchburg, OH; one sister, Mrs. Herbert Hay, Londonderry, OH and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29,1959

 

MOORE, Milton W.

1896-1959

Milton W. Moore, 62, of Adams, died Saturday, November 14 at 7 a.m. at his home after an illness of one and a half years. Mr. Moore was born November 16, 1896, a son of the late Wayne and Sarah Jane Ball Moore. He was a farmer and lifelong resident of Lawrence County. He belonged to the Free Will Baptist Church for 22 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Cando Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. W. S. Boggs, the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Elmer Birchwell officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elva Hylton Moore, a son, Lloyd L. Moore, Columbus, OH, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl Cossin of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Levi Miller, Louisa, route 1; four brothers, the Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa, Linzy and Bert Moore of Adams, and Bascom Moore of Louisville and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangement were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1959

 

MURPHY, James Patrick

1884-1959

James Patrick Murphy, 75, of route 3, Louisa, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sylvester Jobe, Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. after an illness of two years. Mr. Murphy formerly lived at Ashland and had lived at route 3 for three and one half years. His wife, Ella Derefield Murphy died in 1931. He was born at Yatesville, KY, November 1, 1884, a son of the late Thomas and Julia Ann Burton Murphy. He was a carpenter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Inez Hannors, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Roscoe Kitchen, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Stella Jobe, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen, Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. Kay Diamond, Hanging Rock, OH; 16 nieces and 6 nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

 

PICKLESIMER, Martin

1897-1959

Martin Picklesimer, 62, of Belfry, KY, died in an Ashland hospital at 3:44 p.m. Monday after an illness of four years. Until his illness, he had been employed as a coal miner for the Octavia Coal Co., at Stone for 22 years. Mr. Picklesimer was born May 28, 1897, at Davis (Johnson County), a son of the late John and Sarah Blevins Picklesimer. His wife, Goldie Colegrove Picklesimer, died in 1951. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Saltpetre, WV Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Wayne Wellman Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are two daughters, Opal Lee and Joyce Picklesimer, both of Fort Gay; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Virgil DeCamp of Orange, CA, Mrs. Albert Ball of Nolan, WV, Mrs. Johnny Slone of Belfry, KY, Mrs. Raymond Ooten and Mrs. Audrey DeCamp, both of Cincinnati; six brothers, Fred and Charlie Picklesimer of Radnor, WV, Dennis Picklesimer of route 2, Louisa, Buster and Bruce Picklesimer of Matewan, WV and Jim Picklesimer of Georges Creek, KY and 15 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of a sister in law, Mrs. Robert Picklesimer of route 2, Fort Gay, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1959

 

PREECE, Nona (Bradley)

1904-1959

Mrs. Nona Bradley Preece, 55, of Louisa, formerly of Yatesville, passed away Tuesday, after an illness of four months. She was born August 26, 1904, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late James and Laura Adkins Bradley. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 17 years. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Glenn Bradley Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bartlett Lisegang, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Ishmael Miller of Mason, OH, and Mrs. Dan Prince of Grove City, OH; one son, James Jackson Preece, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Denver Holbrook, Louisa and Mrs. Bill Rose of Columbus, OH; four brothers, Charley Bradley of Yatesville, Milton Bradley, of Ashland, Glenn Bradley of route 1, Louisa, Randall Bradley, route 1, Louisa and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

PRINCE, Virgie (Burton)

1885-1959

Mrs. Virgie B. Prince, 74, of route 3, Louisa, died Friday of last week at 9 p.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an illness of one month. Mrs. Prince was born March 7, 1885, a daughter of Mrs. Calpurnia Chaffin Curnutte and the late Samuel W. Burton. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Midway Church, Louisa route 3, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in Jobe Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Curnutte of Smith's Ferry, PA, her husband, Dave Prince of Louisa, route 3, three daughters, Mrs. Nolan Webb of Midland, PA, Mrs. Richard Thompson of Russell, KY and Mrs. Charley Jobe of Waverly, OH; six sons, John Paul and Nathan Prince of Louisa Star Route, Leslie Prince of Beaver Falls, PA, D. G. Prince of Beaver, PA, Glen Prince of Ashland, and Kenneth Prince of Midland, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Chaffin of Smith's Ferry, PA and Mrs. John Roush, Wampum, PA; five brothers, Roy and Sam Burton of Industry, PA, Howard Burton of Detroit, MI, Paul Burton, of Darlington, PA, and George Burton of Elwood City, PA; 34 grandchildren and14 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1959

 

RAINES, Kathy Lynn

1959-1959

Kathy Lynn Raines, nine month old daughter of Mrs. Irene Hall Raines of Fort Gay, and Norman Raines of Huntington, died Saturday, November 7, at 3:10 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after a three day illness. Graveside funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rose Cemetery in Kermit. She was born at Louisa on February 8, 1959. Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hall of Fort Gay and a great grandmother. The body was taken to the home of the grandparents from Curtright Funeral home and was removed to the home of Van Hatcher of Kermit, Monday. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1959

 

ROBINETT, Mart

1890-1959

Mart Robinett, 69, of route 3, Louisa, died at his home, Friday, October 30, at 2:25 a.m. after a week's illness. Mr. Robinett was born May 29, 890 in Louisa, a son of the late Flem and Elizabeth Dooley Robinett. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Carter Chapel with the Rev. S. B. Ball and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was made in Carter Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Laura Belle Carter Robinett; one son, Cecil Robinett of California; two sisters, Mrs. Arlie Adkins of Pikeville and Miss Dovie Robinett, of Louisa; and three brothers, John, Lindsey and Milt Robinett, all of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1959

 

RUSSELL, William R.

1888-1959

William R. Russell, 71, of Star Route, Louisa, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Shortridge, Jr., Thursday, November 19, at 6 a.m. after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Russell had lived at Star Route 50 years. He was born at Van Lear, KY, July 3, 1888, so of the late Milton and Amanda Harris Russell. He was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dennis Chapel, Dennis, KY, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in Hammond Cemetery. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church for services. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Shortridge, Jr., Star route, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. H. H. Franklin, Catlettsburg, KY; two grandchildren. His wife, Mae Daniel Russell, died in 1937. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1959

 


SENTERS, William

1893-1959

William Senters, 66 years old of Louisa, died in Huntington hospital Thursday, October 29. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Cherryville Baptist Church on Louisa route 2 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Cecil Robertson officiating. Burial was made in the Senters Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Mr. Senters who lived on Louisa route 2 for 45 years, was a welder for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway for many years and operated a grocery store at Louisa. He was born June 8, 1893, at East Point, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alva Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Bert Cook of Louisa, and Mrs. Joe B. Jordan of Detroit; four sons, Commodore Senters of Detroit, Hersle and George Senters of Windham, OH and Granville Senters of Louisa; nine brothers, Frank, Walker, Drew, Charley and Luster Senters of Ashland, Carl Senters of Betsy Layne, KY, B. G. Senters of Louisa, route 2, Proctor Senters of Fallsburg and Perry Senters of Cincinnati, OH and 19 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home Thursday at 5 p.m. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1959

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BLACKBURN, Wallace

Louisa and Lawrence County suffered the third automobile fatality during the year 1959 when Wallace Blackburn, 17, son of Mr. and Mr. Fetch Blackburn of Route 5, Louisa, was fatally injured early Friday morning of last week when a car belonging to Clifford Frazier in which he was riding failed to make a sharp curve on US 23 in the southern edge of Louisa. The car crashed through the guard rail and plunged over an embankment. the other passenger, Billy Sturgill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sturgill of Louisa, escaped with only minor injuries. Blackburn died in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, Friday, 7 a.m. of a fractured skull. The body war removed to the Young Funeral Home, Louisa and later taken to the Callahan Funeral Home, Inez, KY for funeral and burial rites. A Court of Inquiry, lasting about 5 1/2 hours, was held Tuesday by Judge Nile Ball to determine if there was negligence or law violation in the death of Blackburn. Billy Sturgill, the only survivor of the wreck and several other witnesses were examined and State Trooper Bob Morrison, who investigated the case, said several conflicting statements were made. Sturgill, to whom most of the questioning was directed, will submit voluntarily to a lie detector's test Monday. "If he clears it, so far as we are concerned, the case is over", the trooper remarked. Clifford Frazier, owner of the death car and who was driving Sturgill's car just back of the death car, had returned to Ohio and could not be reached for questioning Tuesday, but will be questioned at a later date.  Big Sandy News, December 24, 1959

 

BLANKENSHIP, Perry C.

1880-1959

Perry C. Blankenship, 78, of Louisa, route 1, died at his home at 8 p.m. Saturday night following an extended illness. A farmer, he was born in Pike County, KY, December 25, 1880, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Blankenship. He moved to Louisa 16 years ago and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home at noon Tuesday by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the family cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Betty Blankenship; five sons, Jimmie, Tommy, and Garfield Blankenship of Pike County, KY, Johnny Blankenship of Williamson, WV, and McKinley Blankenship of Reynoldsburg, OH; two brothers, Frank Blankenship of Fort Gay, WV and Harvey Blankenship of Louisa, route 1. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1959

 

CARDWELL, Robert L.

1928-1959

Robert (Bog) Leroy Cardwell, 31 of Indian River City, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, WV was accidentally drowned while guiding a fishing party from the Indian River fishing camp owned by his brother in law and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bartram, formerly of Fort Gay, by whom he was employed as a mechanic and guide. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was made in Billups Gap Cemetery near Fort Gay. He was born on Fort Gay Route 1, June 9, 1928, a son of Charles A. (Toots) Cardwell and the late Thelma Vickers Cardwell. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Also surviving are one daughter, Cathy Cardwell, and two sons, Bobby and Gary Cardwell all of Mansfield, OH; the stepmother, Mrs. Jean Thompson Cardwell of Fort Gay, route 1, the grandmother, Mrs. Lutie Solomon of Caldwell, ID and one step sister, Mrs. Rex Christian of Huntington, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1959

 

CARLEY, Marion David

1924-1959

Marion David Carley, 35, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday at his home of a heart attack. A crane operator, he was born April 19,1 924, at Wheeling, WV, the son of Fred and Mary Carley. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb Community Church, Webb, WV, by the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was made in Copley Cemetery at Webb. He is survived by the parents of Columbus; the widow, Mrs. Chloe Jane Copley Carley; one son, Marion David Carley, Jr., at home, two sisters, Miss Susie Carley of Columbus and Mrs. Arch White of Wheeling and three brothers, Fred Carley, Jr., of Sandusky, OH, Billy Carley of Oregon and Jimmy Carley of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1959

 

CARTER, Menifee

Menifee Carter, 75, of Columbus, OH, who died Saturday at his home, was buried in the Roberts Cemetery on route 3, Louisa, following funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carter Chapel with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Mr. Carter was born on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Ren and Clinie Frazier Carter, and had lived at Columbus for 40 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George Bayer of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Eatin Benard of Ashland, KY and seven sons, William Maynard Carter of Texas, Charles, John L., Ulysses, Robert and James Carter of Columbus and Delbert Carter of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1959

 

COPLEY, Rubin

1901-1959

Rubin Copley, 58, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of Webb, WV, who died at his home Thursday, November 26, was buried in the family cemetery at Webb following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. An employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway, Mr. Copley was born at Webb on July 7, 1901, a son of the late Mitchell and Martha Keeton Copley and was a member of the Jewell Lodge, F & AM at Crum. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vernnie Sammons Copley; three daughters, Mrs. William Kern of Chillicothe, and Misses Dorothy Elizabeth and Shirley Ann Copley at home; six sons, William Leslie Copley with the Air Force in Germany, Carlos Ray and Millard Copley of Dayton, Willard Copley of Columbus and James David and Jimmy at home, two sisters, Mrs. Luther Meade of Columbus and Mrs. Lon Meade of Crum, route 1, four brothers, Jeff, Hubert and Nebert Copley of Columbus, and Bill Copley of Coalwood, WV, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1959

 

DAMRON, Lucien Franklin

1912-1959

Lucien Franklin Damron, 47, of route 1, Louisa, died in a local hospital at 4:30 a.m. Saturday after suffering a heart attack two hours before at his home. Mr. Damron was born June 26, 1912, in Louisa, a son of the late John D. and Claudia Frazier Damron. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Gray. Burial was made in Damron Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Damron was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a daughter, France Louise Damron, of Florida; seven sisters, Mrs. John Burton, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. W. B. Curnutte and Mrs. Jarrett Peters, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. H. H. Mayse of Lexington, Mrs. Conrad Stowers of Beckley, WV, Mrs. Con Carter of Logan, WV, and Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Charleston, SC and one brother, John B. Damron of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1959

 

FRAZIER, Daniel Henry

1871-1959

Daniel Henry Frazier, 88, of Fort Gay route 2, died Monday morning at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence by Dr. John W. Hollister. Burial was made in the family cemetery. A farmer and livestock dealer, Mr. Frazier was born at Gate City, VA, on December 6, 1871, a son of the late Elijah and Barilda Henry Frazier and was a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Lieuary Wilson Frazier, died in 1958. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Tolbert Ferguson of Wayne, WV, Mrs. J. Clyde Matthews of Huntington, and the Misses Gladys Auneca and Lois Frazier of Fort Gay; two sons, Vernon E. Frazier of Charleston and James H. Frazier of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Frazier of Gate City and Miss Dora Frazier of Tulsa, OK, and one brother, Eugene Frazier of Tulsa. The body was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1959

 

GILLUM, Elizabeth (Ison)

1865-1959

Mrs. Elizabeth Ison Gillum, 94, of Martha, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herman Floyd, of route 2, Jackson, OH at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, December 3, after an illness of one week. She was born April 8, 1865, at Isonville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Ison. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, at the Elizabeth Church, Martha, with the Rv. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Vernon Dickerson officiating. Burial was made in Stapleton Cemetery at Isonville. Mrs. Gillum was a member of the Baptist Church. She had resided with her daughter in Ohio about three years. Other survivors are two sons, Joseph of Elton, WS and F. M. Gillum of Isonville; two sisters, Mrs. Karen Williams of Logan, WV and Mrs. Lucy Branham of Salt Lick, KY; one brother, Isaac Ison of Mesa, AZ; 15 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a grandson, James Stephens, at Martha, Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1959

 

HAMMOND, George

George Hammond 75 years old, of Glen Hayes, WV, died Sunday night in a Huntington hospital. A retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway, Mr. Hammond was born at Inez, KY, a son of the late Wiley D. and Angeline Pack Hammond. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at Friendship Church, route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Ervin Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Horn Cemetery, route 5. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Olive York Hammond; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Frazier of Clifford, KY and Mrs. Eddie Bolden of Glenhayes; one sons, William Hammond of Clementon, NJ; two stepsons, Robert Ratliff of Chattaroy, WV, and Fred Ratliff of Webb, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Josie Ailiff of Huntington, Mrs. Nettie Spaulding of stone Coal and Mrs. Rebecca Chapman of Hatfield, KY and 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1959

 

MOORE, James

1899-1959

James Moore, 66, of Adams, KY, died at his home at 7 p.m. Wednesday December 9, after suffering a heart attack. He was born at Adams on September 8, 1899, a son of the late William and Belle Carter Moore. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mattie Methodist Church by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Fraley Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Eva Blackburn Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Caudill of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Charles Thompson of Adams, five sons, Lawrence and Ronald Moore of Columbus, Homer and Ray Moore of Adams, and Herman Moore at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Hale of Adams, Mrs. Lou Kise of Delaware, OH, and Mrs. Zack Childers of Louisa route 1, two brothers, Con Moore of Columbus and Willie Moore of Alexander, OH and 6 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1959

 

NICHOLS, James B.

1903-1959

James B. Nichols, 56, of Charley, died Saturday at his residence after a three month illness. Mr. Nichols was born in Paintsville, September 25, 1903, a son of Mrs. Laura Hayes and the late B. Z. Nichols. He was a farmer and a member of the Mary Baptist Church at Charley. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mary Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Daniels. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery at Charley. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. O.B. Thompson of Columbus, OH and a brother, John H. Nichols of Marion, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1959

 

RIFFE, Billy

Billy (Judge) Riffe, 90 years old, formerly of Louisa, who died Saturday morning at the home of a son, John Riffe, 224 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery following funeral services Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Mr. Riffe was born and reared in Lawrence County, KY where he was a farmer, taught school, and later studied law. He served as circuit clerk, county clerk, county judge, chief deputy sheriff and master commissioner of Circuit Court for Lawrence County and as police judge of Louisa. Additional survivors are another son, Dan Riffe of Lexington, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Nickirk of Nelsonville, OH and Mrs. Merle Nichols of Silver Springs, MD and five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1959

 

SAMMONS, Fred

1884-1959

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burke of Louisa attended the funeral of their brother in law, Fred Sammons, 75, of 29056 Sheeks Street, who died Wednesday, General Hospital, Flat Rock, MI. The body was taken from the funeral home to lie in state from noon until services at 2 p.m.  Saturday in the First Methodist Church at Flat Rock. Officiating were the Rev. A. S. Jopple of the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Monroe, MI, the Rev. C. D. Finch of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Deerfield, MI and the Rev. S. G. Jennings of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Cincinnati, OH. Burial was in Huron Valley Cemetery at Flat Rock. Born June 10, 1884, at Louisa, KY, he was the son of Joshua and Nancy Sammons. He married Emily Burke, September 26, 1909, at Donithan, KY and the couple had lived in Flat Rock since 1924. Survivors include his widow, a son, Harry of Garden Grove, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Carl D. Taylor and Mrs. Carl Runyon of Flat Rock; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Perry of Louisa, KY; six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Four children preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1959

 

SHANNON, Patsy Ann

1878-1959

Miss Patsy Ann Shannon, 83 years old, a lifelong resident of Gallup, KY died Sunday at her home after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a. m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. L. R. Buskirk officiating. Burial was made in the Shannon Cemetery at Gallup. Miss Shannon was born May 20, 1878, a daughter of the late James P. and Nancy Christian Shannon. She was postmaster at Gallup for 8 years retiring 11 years ago. She was a member of the Gallup Methodist Church. Survivors include one brother, Andy Shannon of Louisa, an adopted daughter, Mrs. A. G. Childers of Urbana, OH, two cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Fortner of Gallup and four nieces and eight nephews. The body remained at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1959

 

THOMPSON, Pamela Sue

1959-1959

Pamela Sue Thompson, two day old daughter of Phillip and Eunice Ratcliff Thompson, of Columbus, OH, died November 29, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted November 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the home of Reuben Ratcliff, Grayson, KY. Burial was in the family cemetery, Grayson. Survivors include the parents; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora Thompson, Adams, KY; the maternal grandfather, Reuben Ratcliff of Grayson; a great grandmother, Mrs. Lindsey Thompson, of Adams. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1959

 

WEAVER, James

1896-1959

James Weaver, 63, of 4319 Gallia Street, New Boston, OH, died Sunday, November 15, at 12:50 p.m. in Mercy Hospital. Mr. Weaver was born May 23, 1896 in Morgan County, KY, a son of David and Eliza Griffith Weaver. He was married to the former Bessie Scaggs, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Garrett Ross, Jr., of Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Thomas Dee Semones of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. James Lawson of Columbus; two brothers, Arbie Weaver of Louisa, KY and Earl Weaver of Catlettsburg, KY;  a sister, Mrs. Harry Holbrook of Circleville, OH and four grandchildren. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Mrs. Weaver was a retired Detroit Steel Corp. employee. He worked in the yard department 38 years. He also was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Weaver was a member of Ohio Avenue Christian Church where Rev. Harold Rice conducted the funeral services Wednesday, November 18 at 2 p.m. Interment was made in Memorial Burial Park under the direction of Warren Funeral Home. Attending funeral services from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Weaver and daughter, Miss Pauline Weaver. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1959

 

WEBB, Frank

1894-1959

Frank Webb, 65 years old, of Louisa, died Sunday morning at his home after an illness of 7 years. Born March 20, 1894, in Martin County, KY, he was a son of the late Jeff and Julia Franklin Webb. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pack Cemetery, Louisa route 5, by the Rev. Sammy Brown. Survivors include two brothers, Buddy Webb of Van Lear, KY and Willie Webb of Louisa, route 5. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1959

 

WEBB, John Martin

1870-1959

John Martin Webb, 89, of Richmond, OH, and formerly of Cadmus, KY, died Thursday, December 17, after an illness of two and a half months. He was born March 19, 1870, at Dennis, KY, a son of the late Andy and Jane Thompson Webb. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Dennis Church with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in Chadwick Cemetery at Cadmus. Mr. Webb's wife, Onie Chadwick Webb, died in 1948. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Laura Sawyer of route 1, Webbville, KY, and Mrs. Myrtle Bower of Columbus, OH; three sons, Austin and Norman Webb, both of Richmond and Arthur Webb of Marion, OH; one brother, Andy Webb of Louisa, 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1959

 

WHEELER, Jay T.

1874-1959

Jay T. Wheeler, 85, of Fort Gay, route 2, WV died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital. A farmer, he was born November 11, 1874, at Fort Gay, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Wilson Wheeler. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Salt Petre Church with the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Petre. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Virginia Isaac Wheeler; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Price of Ashland, KY, three brothers, Dave Wheeler, Fort Gay, Frank Wheeler, Huntington, and Charley Wheeler of Louisa and two grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home Sunday to the residence. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1959

 

WILLIAMS, Curtis

1890-1959

Curtis Williams, 69 years old of Caines Creek, Blaine, KY, passed away Saturday, December 5, 4:30 a.m. after an illness of two months. Mr. Williams was born August 18, 1890, at Blaine, a son of David and Martha Boggs Williams. He was a lifelong resident of Blaine and was a farmer. He was married 49 years to Mona Whitt Williams, who survives. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. John L. Lester, Ft. Pierce, FL, Mrs. Woodrow W. Barber, West Liberty, KY; three sons, Prof. Cratis D. Williams, Boone, NC, Ralph Williams, Japan, and Ottie C. Williams, route 2, Ashland, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Mason Boggs, Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Felcie Brickey, Fieldon, KY, and Mrs. Clyde Johns, route 4 Louisa, one brother, Estill Williams, Blaine; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1959

 

WRIGHT, Roger Douglas

1915-1959

Roger Douglas (Doug) Wright, 43, a World War II veteran, dropped dead at 3:40 p.m. Thursday while working in the yard at his Centenary, OH home. His death was due to a heart attack, but he had been in usual health Wednesday and was on duty at the Gallipolis, OH State Institute where he had been employed for the past 13 years. He was born on December 22, 1915, at Red Bush, KY, to the late Ben and Alma Williams Wright, and went from Portsmouth, OH to Gallipolis 20 years ago. He was married to the former Faye Shato, on July 23, 1938, and she and one son, Ronald, survive. Two brothers and sister also survive, Dewey Wright, of Piketon, OH, Benny Wright of Minford, OH, and Mrs. William (Louise) Lester of Portsmouth. Mr. Wright was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Holly-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Rev. Charles W. Hill officiated and burial was in Vinton Memorial Cemetery. He was a nephew of Mrs. Ford Skaggs of Martha, KY. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dobyns and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skaggs and Mrs. Ford Skaggs, of Martha. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1959

 

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