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ADAMS, George W.

George W. Adams, 87, of Fallsburg, KY, died Sunday in a hospital in Columbus while visiting relatives in the Ohio capitol. He was born in Tuscola, KY, a son of the late Hilary and Elizabeth Griffith Adams. His wife, Mrs. Carrie Ramey Adams, died in 1930. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred VanHorn, Rev. Jack Perry, and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Ramey cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Denver Clay of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Talmadge Reynolds of Milton, WV, Mrs. Kermit Chadwick of St. Petersburg, FL, Miss Pauline Adams, of Tampa, FL, Mrs. W. E. McReynolds of Melbourne, FL and Mrs. Wayne Short of Grove City, OH; one son, James D. Adams of Venice, FL; a brother, William Adams of Detroit, and 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

CHURCH, Donald Gene

1959-1960

Donald Gene Church, 8 months old, son of Margie Hall and Jay Church, Jr., Buchanan, KY, died Saturday, January 23, 7:45 a.m. in a local hospital. The infant was born May 5, 1959 at Ashland, KY. Funeral services were conducted Monday, at the home of Mr. Jay Church, Buchanan, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was made in Ogle Cemetery, Buchanan. Survivors include the mother and father, two sisters, two brothers, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Church, Buchanan. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1960

 

COMPTON, Harmon C.

1887-1960

Harmon C. Compton, 72 years old of Sioux City, Iowa, died Thursday, January 14, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness. Mr. Compton had been a resident of Sioux City after 1912. He was born July 6, 1887, on Star Route, Louisa, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Compton. He married Virgie Lou Carter, May 9, 1907 and resided in Kentucky until March 1912, when he went to Sioux City where he managed the Pellitier Orchard and Dairy Farm for a number of years. He later dealt in the feeding of livestock until his illness. Survivors include the widow, three sons, Gene and Bruce, both of Sioux City, and Richard of Denver, CO; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Treffry, Mrs. Betty Kellough, Mrs. Audrey Cochran, all of California and Mrs. Frances Anderson of Brokings, SD; three brothers, Jim and John Compton of Star Route, Louisa and Jay Compton of Akron, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Elkins, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Gypsy Bradley of Blaine, KY; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Compton was a member of the May Flower Congregational Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Nelson Berger Funeral Chapel, Sioux City, with the Rev. Sam T. Lenters officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Park Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1960

 

DAWSON, J. Bartram

1899-1960

J. Bartram Dawson, sixty years old, of Fort Gay, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 10 days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was made in the Dawson Cemetery near Fort Gay. Mr. Dawson was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and was a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. He was born on February 26, 1899, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Kincaid and Mary Lycan Dawson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Osa Riggs Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Allen of Columbus, OH; two sons, Durward Dawson of Tampa, FL and Airman Second Class Bobby Dawson in Japan; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne Wellman of Fort Gay Route 2, Mrs. George Ryland of Fredonia, PA and Mrs. Brady Riggs of Fort Gay, Route 1, and two brothers, Wayne and Taylor Dawson of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1960

 

GARTIN, Otto C.

Otto C. Gartin, a retired Ashland attorney and realtor and former resident of Louisa, died Monday at 4:30 a.m. in the Veterans Hospital in Lexington following a long illness. Mr. Gartin practiced law in Ashland and operated the Gartin Realty Co., until his illness. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Gartin, Ashland, and the late John P. Gartin. His father developed the Gartin Addition subdivision, Ashland. Active in Republican politics, Mr. Gartin served two terms as state senator, representing Boyd, Lawrence and Johnson Counties in the 1920's. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Patton Gartin, and two sons, John P. Gartin of New Orton and the mother, Mrs. Gartin of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1960

 

HALL, May (George)

1899-1960

Mrs. May George Hall, 59, of Wurtland, KY, died Monday at 4 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Irene Byrne of Greenup, after an illness of four years. Mrs. Hall was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Elisha and Julie Brown George. she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Tina Hall; another daughter, Mrs. Bertha Watkins of Wurtland; three sons, James e. Hall of Wurtland, Paul Gene Hall of Ironton, OH and Carl Hall, U. S. Army, stationed in Alaska; one stepson, Robert Hall of Wurtland; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Meadows of Greenup, Mrs. Grace Beasley of Trent and Mrs. Mary Chandler of Springfield, OH, four brothers, Nathan and Homer George, both of Urbana, OH, and Elisha George of Paintsville, KY; ten grandchildren and five step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

HEWLETT, Myrtle Thelma (Farley)

1918-1960

Mrs. Myrtle Thelma Hewlett, 41, of Fallsburg, KY, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, at her home. She was born in Williamson, WV, on February 17, 1918, a daughter of Martha Alley Farley of Belfry, KY and the late Henry Farley. She was a member of the Belfry Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Hewlett Cemetery at Fort Gay, route 1. Other survivors include the husband, Cecil Hewlett, Jr., four sons, Cecil Henry, John William, Kenneth Malcolm and Robert Renuand Hewlett all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Madlin of Williamson, Mrs. Ernest Fannin of Belfry and Mrs. Alf  Ferrell of Montgomery, WV four brothers, Everett, Malcolm, Reaford and Melford Farley, of Belfry. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1960

 

HINKLE, John S.

1895-1960

John S. Hinkle, 64, prominent and beloved citizen of 110 N. Boone Street, Louisa, succumbed at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, at the residence after a brief illness. Mr. Hinkle, a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Telegrapher for 42 years was born June 27, 1895, at Peach Orchard, KY, a son of the late R. D. and Charlotte Harris Hinkle. He was a veteran of World War I. past commander of W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, and active member of the First Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge of Louisa. He also headed a successful Red Cross fund drive during World War II. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Julian Simpson, Rev. J. C. Hager, and Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lutie Hale Hinkle; one son, W. T. Hinkle of Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Gallagher of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Cassell and Mrs. Charles Bolles of Ashland, and Mrs. G. C. Burgess of Dayton, TN; two grandchildren, Susie and Stevie Hinkle of Louisa. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Saturday when it was removed to the church to lie in state amidst a profusion of flowers, until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

MCGUIRE, James T. Sr.

James T. McGuire, Sr., of Ft. Mitchell, KY, died suddenly Friday, January 1 of a heart attack. Mr. McGuire was supervisor of water supply for the C & O Railway Co., and formerly lived at Russell, KY. He was a native of Louisa. He was stricken ill at his home and pronounced death on arrival at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carman Funeral Home, Russell, by the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa. Burial was made in a Louisa cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Martha Hatcher McGuire; one son, James McGuire, Jr., Ft. Mitchell; one daughter, Mrs. June Evelyn Beddingfield, Richmond, VA; five brothers, William H. and Milton both of Catlettsburg, Roger of Ashland, Edward of Mt. Sterling, and Ernest McGuire of Louisa; and one sister, Mrs. Ray Cooksey, of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

MILLER, John

John Miller, 35, who resides in Lawrence County, near the Carter County line, was killed Tuesday around 3 p.m. in a slate fall at a small mine, where he had worked for the past five months. His brother, Stephen Miller, 29, was seriously injured in the incident. Dana Harless, Lawrence County coroner, who was called to the scene, told the News today that the two brothers were in the process of loading coal when the accident occurred. John was unable to dodge the slate, but his brother escaped by jumping to one side. They were about six hundred feet from the entrance of the mine. The injured man, Coroner Harless said, is a patient at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, suffered from fractures of the skull, shoulder, right leg and the loss of three fingers on his right hand. The mine, owned by Wyatt McDavid, and known as the Lick Creek Coal Mine, is in Lawrence County, between Webbville and Willard, and around eight men are employed, Harless informed. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

MOORE, Connie

We were sorry to hear of the death of Connie Moore, of Columbus, OH who passed away Saturday, January 23. He was the son of the late Ella and W. H. C. Moore, and was born and reared here on our creek. (Mattie, KY). He was married to Miss Pearl Moore, daughter of Cora Moore and the late Charley Moore. He has lived in Columbus for the past 34 years. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, and four sons. His many friends and relatives here extend their sympathy to his family and brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1960

 

ROBERTS, Susie Frances ( Parks)

1886-1960

Mrs. Susie Frances Roberts, 73, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died Friday, January 22, in a Louisa hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, near Prichard, with the Rev. H. E. Smith and the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was made in the Lakin Cemetery at Prichard. Mrs. Roberts was born at Prichard on July 22, 1886, a daughter of the late Robert H. and Emmaline Frasher Parks. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Prichard and had been married for 55 years to Calvin Roberts, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Quincy Staley of Ashland, Mrs. Thomas Lively of Barberton, OH, and Miss Amanda Roberts of Huntington, seven sons, Floyd Robert of Cleveland, Percy Roberts of Kenova, Logan Robert of Chesapeake, Edward Roberts of Barberton, Harrison Roberts at home and Lewis and William Roberts of Prichard; one sister, Mrs. W. M. Peters of Fort Gay Route 1, two brothers, C. E. Parks of Ashland and R. H. Parks of Huntington and 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1960

 

ROBERTSON, Debra Lynn

1960-1960

Graveside rites for Debra Lynn Robertson, stillborn daughter of Ralph and Wanda Lee Spears Robertson, Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, were held at  p.m. Tuesday, January 5, in Thompson Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors beside the father and mother, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Spears and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robertson, all of Route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

ROWE, Trinnie V.

1877-1960

Mrs. Trinnie V. Rowe, 82, of Hilliard, OH, a native of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday of last week at Hilliard following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Rowe was born June 29, 1877, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Celyard and Elizabeth Mullins Reed. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniels and the Rev. John Simpkins. Burial was made in Rowe Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Rev. A. W. Rowe, a daughter, Mrs. Roy Blevins of Columbus, OH; seven sons, William Rowe of Salyersville, KY, Haskel Rowe of Columbus, Aaron Rowe, Chillicothe, OH, Andrew Rowe, Kerz, KY, John Rowe of Wyoming, James Rowe, Plain City, OH, and Garnet Rowe of Hilliard, 36 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960 (Note: Date of death was December 30, 1959)

 

SAMMONS, Randolph

1877-1960

Randolph Sammons, 88 years old of Missouri Branch, WV, formerly of Webb, WV, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Community Church at Webb by Rev. Henry Preece. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery. He was born March 3, 1877, a son of the late Joel Sammons and Annie Copley Sammons. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nettie Marcum Sammons; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Diamond of Logan, WV and Mrs. Ralph Copley of Huntington; three sons, Joe Sammons of Logan, Luther Sammons of Fort Gay, Route 2, and Monroe Sammons of Logan; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks of Louisa, Mrs. Millie Fitch of Chattaroy, and Mrs. Lucy Fitch, of Williamson, WV; two brothers, Ira Sammons of Crum and Monroe Sammons of Vero Beach, FL and 22 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Luther Sammons at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1960

 

SMITH, Pearlie (Young)

 1897-1960

Mrs. Pearlie Smith, 62, of Blaine died at her home at 2:30 a.m. Saturday after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born at Ophir, KY on February 23, 1897, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Cantrell Young. She had lived in Maryland until two years ago. Graveside services were conducted at the Edwards Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday. Surviving are the husband, John W. Smith; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ferrell Cantrell, a stepson, Simon C. Smith of Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Bryan Cantrell of Ophir, Mrs. James Hamilton of Ashland, Mrs. Andy Arms of Blaine, and Mrs. Marvin Pennington of Flat Gap; two brothers, J. Young of Lennox, KY and Melvin Young of Piqua, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1960

 

THOMPSON, John Curtis

1877-1960

John Curtis Thompson, 82, of Prichard, WV, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, December 7 at the residence after an illness of three months. He was a retired farmer and grocer of Prichard. Mr. Thompson was born at Prichard, December 15, 1877, a son of the late John J. and Julia Strother Thompson. His first wife, Sara Francis Davis Thompson, died in 1941, and he remarried in 1955 to Tennessee Simpkins, who survives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev.  H. E. Smith officiating. Burial was made in the Hatton Cemetery at Shilo, WV. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Denver Michael, Mrs. Fred Damron, and Mrs. Elba Drown, all of Prichard, two sons, Ray and Neal Thompson, both of Prichard; two sisters, Mrs. Neal Wellman of Ft. Gay, WV, and Mrs. J. E. Diltz of Seneca, SC, one half sister, Mrs. Paul Wellman, Kenova, WV and one half brother, Joe Thompson of Medina, OH; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 14,1960

 

WELLS, Rosa (Salyers Burton)

1880-1960

Mrs. Rosa Salyers Burton Wells, 79, of Wilbur, KY died Tuesday, January 5, at 7 p.m. at her home following an illness of six years. She was married to Davis Burton who died in 1913 and later she married Frank Wells. She was born at Flat Gap, KY, January 23, 1880, daughter of Isabelle Mullins and Joe Salyers. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning, 10 o'clock, at the residence with the Rev. Milt Cordle officiating. Burial was made in the Burton Cemetery at Chandlersville, KY. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church 60 years. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Floyd King of Volga, KY, Mrs. Okey McKenzie of Wilbur, Miss Gartha Burton, at home, and Mrs. Bert Hitchcock of Broundland, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Jess King of Volga, Mrs. Elliott Curtis, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Tom Blevins, Buffalo, WV and 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1960

 

YATES, Gregory Dale

1960-1960

Funeral services for Gregory Dale Yates, two day old, son of Raymond and Faye Curnutte Yates, were conducted in Columbus, OH, at the Egan and Ryan Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Gregory Dale was born on January 13 and passed away January 15 in St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Curnutte of Fallsburg, KY, paternal grandfather, Raymond Yates of Weatherford, TX, and great grandfathers, Jay Yates and Mont Wheeler, both of Louisa, Big Sandy News, January 21, 1960

 

YOUNG, Rosalee

Rosalee Young, infant daughter of Billie Joe and Rebecca Justice Young, of Route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, December 26, 5:30 p.m. in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted on Monday, December 28, 2 p.m. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, and burial followed in York Cemetery, Torchlight, KY. Survivors in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Justice and Mrs. Goldia York, all of Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1960

 

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CAVINS, Eugene Ellis

Eugene Ellis Cavis, 26, of Fort Gay, Route 1, was struck by a car at First Street and 4th Avenue Huntington, Tuesday night at 11:15 and died in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital at 11:45. Officers said he suffered multiple internal injuries and compound fractures of both legs when he was struck by the car. The driver of the car was identified by police as Norman Lee Adkins, 1608 Jefferson Avenue. Adkins told police he did not see the man as he stepped into the path of his car. No charges were brought against the driver. The body was taken to the Young Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

CAVINS, Eugene Ellis

Eugene Ellis Cavins, 26, years old, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died in a Huntington hospital Tuesday night, February 2, after being struck by a car. An employee of Armco Steel Corp for three years, he was born at Garrett, KY, a son of Ruye Cavins of Fort Gay, route 1 and the late Mrs. Sadie Banks Cavins. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral services were conducted Saturday 1 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Fort Gay, with the Rev. G. B. Allen of Garrett, KY officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman cemetery, Fort Gay. Other survivors include the stepmother, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Sherwin of Detroit, and Miss Carol and Miss Joyce Cavins, at home; four brothers, Sergeant Ruye Cavins, Jr., Dayton, Corporal Ronnie E. Cavins, stationed in the Canal Zone, Seaman James D. Cavins, with the Navy and Johnnie Ray Cavins, at home; and three half brothers, Jay Doss, Jr., of Detroit, Sergeant Ernest H. Doss of Fort Knox, KY, and Charles R. Doss of North Kenova, OH, Route 1. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

COOK, Anna (Hall)

Anna Hall Cook, 52, died in a local hospital at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, February 3, following two days illness. Mrs. Cook was born at Dry Creek, Knott Co., KY, January 4, 1908, daughter of Will an Flossie Hall. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 12 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 from the Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey, Rev. Jarret Cordle and Bascom Daniel officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, her husband, Dow Cook to whom she was married 36 years; one daughter, Mrs. James Stanley of Cincinnati; two sons, Earl and Allen, both of Adams, KY; fie sisters, Mrs. Christine Hall, Monroe, MI, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Blaine, Mrs. Don Cook, and Mrs. J. D. Cook and Mrs. Curt Myers, all of Topmost, KY; four brothers, Milt Hall of Topmost, Tilton Hall, Lester Hall and Estill Hall, all of Michigan; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

DAMRON, Ulysses

Ulysses (Lasses) Damron, 55 years old, formerly of Logan, WV, died Tuesday, February 16 at his home at Hollywood, CA. He was a state policeman and baseball player when he lived at Logan. Funeral services and burial took place in the Van Hala Cemetery at Burbank, CA. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gertrude Damron; three brothers, Nibert Damron of Glenhayes, WV, and Lock and John F. Damron of Williamson, WV, the mother, Mrs. Sally Damron, and a sister, Miss Irene Damron, both of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

EDWARDS, Emma (Boggs)

Mrs. Emma Edwards 86, of Blaine, KY, who died Tuesday, January 26, in an Ashland hospital, was buried in the family cemetery at Blaine following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Mrs. Edwards was born at Blaine on February 22, 1873, a daughter of the late Henderson and Nancy Edwards Boggs, and had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, William Edwards, died in 1934. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Roach of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Homer Douglas of Flatwoods, KY, and Mrs. Russell Whitley of Portsmouth, OH; one son, Lowell Edwards of Blaine; two stepsons, Fred Boggs of Dayton, OH and the Rev. James H. Boggs of Portsmouth, one sister, Mrs. Leona Morris of Load, KY and 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

FANNIN, Bascom

Funeral services for Bascom Fannin, 84, Route 4, Louisa, who died at his home Saturday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Garrett Methodist Chapel by the Rev. Frank Jones. Burial was made in the family cemetery in Lawrence County. The body was removed from an Ashland funeral home to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Chester Hutchinson, 3234 Short St., Ashland. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

FRALEY, James K.

1877-1960

James K. Fraley, 82, of Adams, KY died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at his home after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church of Adams with the Rev. W. S. Boggs and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Fraley Cemetery at Adams. A retired farmer, Mr. Fraley was born August 3, 1877, at Adams, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Robinette Fraley. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Fraley was married 60 years ago to the former Miss Rhoda Payne, who survives. Additional survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Monnie Burton of Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Clarence Wellman and Mrs. J. K. Ryland of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Ralph Leverett of Adams; five sons, Connie Fraley of Louisa route 1, Donald Fraley of Fort Gay Route 1, and James E. , H. B. and John I. Fraley of Adams; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ball of Ashland and Mrs. Belle York of Louisa, Route 2, three brothers, Ernie Fraley of Cincinnati, and Milton and the Rev. W. T. Fraley of Louisa; 42 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

GARTIN, Opal (Baker)

1910-1960

Mrs. Opal Baker Gartin, 50 years old of Columbus, formerly of Cordell, KY, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, February 11 in a Columbus hospital after an 18 month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Baker Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs.Gartin was born January 6, 1910 at Cordell, the daughter of Mrs. Molly Cordle Baker of Ashland and the late Maynard N. Baker. In addition to the mother , she is survived by her husband, Lunda Gartin of Columbus, a daughter, Miss Loraine Gartin of Columbus; and a brother, Lunda Baker of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1960

 

HATTON, Elizabeth

1875-1960

Elizabeth Hatton, 84 of Buchanan, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, at her home following an illness of eight years. Miss Hatton was born June 20, 1875, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Dr. Joseph F. and Mary Wheeler Hatton. She was an active member of the Methodist Church and a member of one of Buchanan's oldest families. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kavanaugh Chapel with Dr. Homer Moore of Ashland and the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was made in the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Margaret H. Wallace, Buchanan, one nephew and four nieces. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

HUGHES, Frank

1913-1960

Frank Hughes, 46, died at the home of his father, the Rev. Nelson Hughes, Louisa, Route 5, Friday night following an illness of three months. Mr. Hughes was a painting contractor and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was born at Louisa on November 25, 1913, a son of Rev. Nelson and the late Rebecca Dillon Hughes. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Olive Church at Clifford, KY, with the Rev. Richard Adkins and the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Louisa, Route 5. Surviving in addition to the father are the stepmother; two sons, Donald Lee and Jennings Hughes, at home; two sisters, Mrs. F. B. McClafferty of Paintsville and Mrs. Ira Goble of Williamson, WV; seven brothers, Luther Hughes, of Portsmouth, VA; Henry and Willard Hughes of Louisa, Lewis Hughes of Chillicothe, OH, Bill Hughes of Catlettsburg, Millard Hughes of Marion, OH and Edward Hughes of Detroit. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

JUSTICE, William Luke

1958-1960

William Luke Justice, two year old son of Bill and Teresa Williams Justice of Louisa, died Sunday at 5 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one week. He was born January 9, 1958 at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Janna Elaine Justice of Frankfort and Barbara Jane Justice at home, three brothers, John Millard, Samuel and Daniel Ray Justice, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Williams of Lewisburg, WV and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Justice, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

KIRK, Richard C.

1883-1960

Richard Clayton Kirk, 76, of Prichard, WV, a retired coal miner, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Kirk was born April 11, 1883, at Inez, KY, a son of the late James and Sarah Chapman Kirk. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with the Crystal Block and Coke Co., of Arath, VA. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was made in the Gilkerson Cemetery at Prichard. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Jane Phillips Kirk and a grandson, Thomas J. Priest, of Rittman, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

LESTER, James Monroe

1877-1960

James Monroe Lester, 83, prominent farmer of Keaton, KY, died in a Paintsville hospital at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, February 6, after an illness of several weeks. He was the father of Mrs. Mary Pack of Paintsville. The son of William and Sally Skaggs Lester, he was born in Johnson County, January 17, 1877, and had been a lifelong resident of the Keaton community. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Other survivors include two sons, John Lester, Plain City, OH, Crate Lester, Tule Lake, CA; one other daughter, Mrs. Sally Williams, Portsmouth, OH, 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; three brothers, Ira Lester, Skaggs, KY, William Lester, Hilliard, OH, and John Lester, Owingsville, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Horton, Frankfort, OH, and Mrs. Sena Maine, Lock, NY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 8 from the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, A. C. Bradley and Hood Wallin as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

LYNCH, Vinnie (Bartram)

1886-1960

Mrs. Vinnie B. Lynch, 74, widow of Charley W. Lynch, died Friday evening, February 19, at the family home, 406 Bowman Street, Mansfield, OH following an extended illness. She was born February 8,1886, in Wayne County, WV, moving to Mansfield 17 years ago. She was a member of the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church at Fort Gay. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Hall, Mrs. Clyde Spears, and the Misses Marjorie and Lora Madge Lynch of Mansfield and Mrs. Henry Daniels of South Point, OH; two brothers, Edgar Bartram of Fort Gay, WV, and Harlan Bartram of Louisa, KY; and four grandsons, Roger, Charles and Thomas Daniels and Stephen Hall. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the United Gospel Church on Kentucky Ave. by the Rev. David C. Mann who was assisted by the Rev. Thomas B. Norris. Burial was made in Mansfield Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

MULLINS, Kathy Mae

1960-1960

Kathy Mae Mullins, 4 day old daughter of Edd and Burnice Hensley Mullins, Route 4, Louisa, died in a local hospital February 14, 1960. Graveside services was held on Tuesday in Moore Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include the parents, two sisters, and three brothers. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1960

 

NEWSOM, Jeff

1887-1960

Jeff Newsom, 72, of Fallsburg, KY, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Chapel on Louisa Route 4, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery. Mr. Newsom was born April 12, 1887, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Van and Sarah Belcher Newsom. A farmer, he had lived in the Fallsburg area all his life, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elzenie Spillman Newsom; three daughters, Mrs. Oddie Rice of Catlettsburg, Route 1, Mrs. Berkley Mabry of Olive Hill, KY, and Mrs. Eugene Burchett of Webbville, KY, Route 1; four sons, Lafe Newsom of Columbus, OH, Charles Newsom of Catlettsburg, route 1, Corporal Jeff E. Newsom, serving in the Army in Germany and James Ottis Newsom, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Stanley Chaffin of Louisa, Route 3, three sisters, Mrs. Ira Mills of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Sam Wellman of Huntington, and Mrs. Luther Sammons of Culloden, WV and two brothers, Hezekiah Newsom of Louisa, Route 4, and Frank Newsom of Louisa Route 3. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

PERRY, Cathy Ann

1957-1960

Cathy Ann Perry, two year old daughter of Donny Ray and Elsie May Staley of Kenova, WV, died Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church at Prichard, WV with the Rev. Elmer Belcher officiating. Burial was made in the Bean Cemetery near Prichard. She was born in Huntington on July 21, 1957. Additional survivors are a sister and a brother at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Perry of Prichard and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Staley of Prichard. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

PORTER, Brown Neil

1899-1960

Brown Neil Porter, 60, of 2420 Hilton Ave., Ashland, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at his home after a heart attack. Mr. Porter was born February 8, 1899 in Wythe Co., VA, a son of the late Alexander and Mary Spangler Porter. He was an engineer for Ashland Oil and Refining Co., and had resided there since 1942, moving there from Louisa. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Methodist Men's group of that church and the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Fannie Wallace Porter, one son, R. L. Porter of Ashland; three brothers, William, Robert and George Porter, all of Wythe County, VA and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by Dr. Homer Vanderpool. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

RIFFE, Belle (Short)

1876-1960

Mrs. Belle Riffe, 83, of Yatesville, KY, died Friday night of last week in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mr. Riffe was born December 17, 1876, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sara Jane Frazier Short. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Burial was made in the Riffe Cemetery at Yatesville. Mrs. Riffe was the widow of Damer Riffe, who died in 1958. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sam Boggs of Wheelersburg, OH; a brother, George Short of Raceland, KY; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

SIZEMORE, Josie (Jackson)

Aunt Josie Jackson Sizemore, a legendary midwife who roamed the mountains on horseback for 40 years, is dead, apparently from old age. She said she was 113, had 500 descendants and had delivered 5,000 babies "up and down them hollows and branches" in the Kentucky and Tennessee hills. Nobody challenged any of the figures. At a celebration in her isolated mountain cabin last September, Aunt Josie told thousands of well wishers: "Come back next year, I'm gonna have another birthday." She died Sunday in the cabin. Many of the persons she helped into the world--often at no payment--flocked to her annual birthday observances. President Eisenhower sent a congratulatory telegram last year. Aunt Josie was a lifelong Republican. Her husband, dead for 46 years, voted for Abraham Lincoln. Aunt Josie's formula for long life was simple: "I get up early in the morning, go to bed early at night and take the Lord with me." Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

SLONE, Ike

1890-1960

Ike Slone, 69, of Wayland, KY, died Thursday, at 4:15 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Slone was born February 26, 1890, at Poppapass, KY, a son of the late Culbert and Armenda Stamper Slone. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ivy Point Baptist Church at Garner, with the Rev. Roy Combs, the Rev. Burton Howard, the Rev. Raymond Howard, and the Rev. Leonard Slone officiating. Burial was made in Slone Cemetery at Pippapass. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louranie Owens Slone; six daughters, Mrs. Roy Thornsberry and Mrs. Presilla Campbell, both of Louisa, Mrs. Burt Kidd of Drift, KY and Misses Plottie Jean, Phyllis Annette and Debra Ann Slone, at home; a son, Preston Slone of Kendallsville, IN; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1960

 

SPENCER, Rose (Thompson)

Mrs. Rose Thompson Spencer, of 609 Harwood Avenue, Orlando, FL, formerly of Louisa, KY, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home. She was the widow of R. B. Spencer. Mrs. Spencer was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. Fred Miller of Ashland, KY, Mrs. C. E. Lowe, Orlando, and Mrs. L. P. Rowlett, Charleston, IN; three sons, Rudolph Spencer, Garrett, KY, and J. B. and Raymond Spencer of Orland and 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

SPILLMAN, Covie Samuel

1908-1960

Covie Samuel Spillman, 51, years of age, died February 5, at his home on Route 3, Kingston, OH at 1 a.m. following an illness of six months. A native of Lawrence county, he was a son of the late Jefferson Davis and Mollie Berry Spillman and was born August 9, 1908, at Ossie, KY. He was a deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church at Yatesville, KY. He was married 35 years to the former Miss Stella Diamond. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 8, from the White Church, Route 1, Kingston and interment was made in the White Church Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Lennie Carter, Kingston, Route 1, and Mrs. Noah Chaffin, Route 3, Louisa; two sons, Charles E. Spillman, Kingston, route 2, and Jefferson Davis Spillman, Jr. of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Marion Crabtree, Grovesport, OH; one brother, Martin Spillman of Route 3, Louisa and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1960

 

STEWART, Owen Rice

1880-1960

Owen Rice Stewart, 80, prominent Carter County farmer, educator and business man, died Sunday at 6:05 a.m. in an Ashland hospital, after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church by the Rev. James Kirk, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Stephens. Burial was made in Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Stewart was born February 9, 1880, in Carter County, a son of the late William Jackson and Ellen Rice Stewart. He attended Bowling Green State Teachers College and taught in the Carter County and Grayson schools for 40 years. At the same time he carried on an active business as a farmer. After his retirement as a teacher, he became a charter member and director of the Carter County National Farm Loan Association, and was well-known in Louisa and Lawrence county. Later he served for 10 years as secretary-treasurer of the Ashland National Farm Loan Association. He retired in 1950 to return to the management of his Hickory Grove Farm. He was a member of the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church and of the church board of directors. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Betty Rupert Stewart; one son, Lieutenant Colonel Manlius R. Stewart of the U. S. Army, Falls Church, VA; two daughters, Mrs. Elise S. Surmont and Mrs. Henry Vernon Sweeney, both of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. J. C. Crawford of Grayson, and three grandsons, James G. Stewart of Hoosick, NY, Michael Owen and Robert Eugene Sweeney, both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1960

 

VANHOOSE, George W.

1869-1960

  George W. VanHoose died January 17, at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  He was ninety years of age, and a Spanish-American War Veteran.  He was born at Barnett’s Creek, KY, December 11, 1869, son of Wm. C. and Minerva Lee VanHoose.  His wife, Mary Witten VanHoose, died December 26, 1940. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lena Cox, South Charleston, WV, Mrs. D. G. See, Hughston, WV, Mrs. G. G. Fraley, Portsmouth, VA, Mrs. T. A. McCoy, Ocean View, VA; two sons, Cecil of Seattle, WA, and Pitt of Canton Island, So. Pacific.  Funeral services were conducted at the First Church of God, South Shore, KY.  Burial was in Siloam Cemetery, South Shore.  Big Sandy News, February 4, 1960

 

WHEELER, Tempa (Boggs)

1875-1960

Mrs. Tempa Wheeler, 84, of 412 Greenup Ave., Ashland, KY, died Thursday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m. in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Holiness Mission at Ashland with the Rev. E. A. Curry officiating. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery. Born December 6,1875, in the Blaine section, Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Garrett and Margaret Williams Boggs. Survivors include five sons, Cecil, Floyd, Virgil and Leroy Wheeler of Ashland, and Delbert Wheeler of South Point, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Dickison of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. H. H. Castle and Mrs. Clay Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Henry Evens of Clinton, OH and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960

 

 

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ABBOTT, John H.

1876-1960

Judge John H. Abbott, whose death was reported in last week's issue of this paper was laid to rest in the cemetery at Jenkins, KY, Friday February 26. Judge Abbott was born in Louisa March 6, 1876, the son of James A. and Araminta Diamond Abbott, beloved citizens in the early days of Louisa. He attended the Louisa schools and the Methodist Episcopal Church. In the early twenties, he was employed by the Consolidated Coal Co., at Jenkins, KY, where he resided most of the time since. In 1929 he was elected city judge of the town of Jenkins in which office he served until his retirement two years ago. This period of 28 years of service is believed to be the longest term served by a police judge in the state. His consistent procedure relating to juvenile delinquency, no doubt, was a contributing factor to his long tenure of office. this procedure was trial of the offender--reading to him from the text of the law, giving possible punishment, pronouncing the sentence which was then suspended on the culprit's agreement to go back to school and Sunday School. The sentence was suspended so long as the principal of the school and minister of the church reported the offender's attendance. Many mothers of the town were intensely interested in his election because of this procedure. Several years ago in discussing this with Judge Abbott he said at the time this had enabled him to get sixty boys back in school and good citizenship. Surviving the judge are his wife, Easer Clere Abbott; three daughters, Mrs. F. O. See, Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. J. H. Cawthon, Dallas, TX, Mrs. David Sullivan, Santa Ana, CA; one brother, Dr. C. Y. Abbott, Ashland, KY; one sister, Mrs. C. J. Carey, Washington Court House; two nieces, Mrs. Howard Hayes, Mt. Vernon, OH, Mrs. Frances Riley, Washington, D. C. , and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, James and Roland. Among the honorary pallbearers were Messrs. John Yost, Pikeville, A. E. Riley, Middlesboro, KY, and Arlie Cain of Louisa. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Cain, Mr. Russell Cain and Mr. Richard Wilson, Sr. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1960

 

BLACKBURN, Diana

1947-1960

Diana Blackburn, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Blackburn, route 3, Louisa, drowned Wednesday night, March 23, in Little Blaine Creek after slipping off a foot bridge. It was the first drowning in this area this year. She was on her way to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Rice about a half mile from her home, when she fell from the bridge which is constructed of discarded six inch oil well casings. Her brother, Hiawatha and her father began a search for the child after she left. they found the body floating in four fee of icy water. The banks at the point where she fell were apparently too steep for her to climb out. She was born April 23, 1947 at Inez, KY, a daughter of George Dewey and Becky Jane Moore Blackburn. Miss Blackburn was a student at Evergreen Elementary School on Route 3. The family moved to their present home from Inez three years ago. In addition to the parents, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Corliss Slone of Inez, five brothers, Clifford of Inez, G. D. of Rochester, NY, S. Sgt. Burgess in the Air Force at Brunswick, Maine, Hiawatha and Delbert Blackburn, both at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Moore of Warfield, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Maynard of Inez officiating. Burial was made in Blackburn Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1960

 

BOYD, John Henry

1882-1960

John Henry Boyd, 78, of Ulysses, KY, a native of Ashland, died Wednesday, March 2 at the residence following an extended illness. He was a retired stone mason. Mr. Boyd was born January 15,1882, a son of the late William and Mary Austin Boyd. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville with the Rev. Charles Young officiating. Burial was made in Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Parlee Williamson Boyd; six daughters, Mrs. Sam Borders of Ulysses, Mrs. Russell Young of Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Frank Puckett and Mrs. Robert Mount of Springfield, OH; Mrs. Burns Conley of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Oshel Burton of Urbana, OH; a son, Robert Boyd of Springfield; 28 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1960

 

 

BURCHETT, Maggie (Cooper)

1875-1960

Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Burchett, 84, of Louisa Route 3, was found dead in her bed Saturday morning. Mr. Burchett was born on April 1, 1875, in Russell County, VA, a daughter of the late John and Frances Chaffin Cooper. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Louisa Route 3. She was the widow of Thomas H. Burchett, who died in 1945. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Preece of Louisa and Mrs. Gladys Hall of Lexington, KY, four sons, Fulton Burchett of Huntington, WV, Oliver Burchett of Oxhard, CA, George Burchett of Los Angeles, CA and Robert Burchett, serving with the United States Air Force; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Graham of Cherokee, KY, three brothers, Charley Cooper of Houckville, KY, Nelson and C. V. Cooper of Wenatchee, WA; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

 

CHAFFIN, Jesse Edward

1892-1960

Jesse Edward Chaffin, 66 years old, a Blaine, KY farmer died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday at his home after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Blaine Christian Church with the Rev. Fred Waggoner of Grayson officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Chaffin was born at Blaine, April 1, 1892, the son of the late James and Rachel Kitchen Chaffin. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lula Campbell Chaffin, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Agatha Kabot of Washington, D. C. ; a stepson, Adrian Campbell of Dayton, OH; and two sisters,  Mrs. Bill Osborne of Blaine and Mrs. Elva Evans of Marysville, OH. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 17,1960

 

COX, Della (Reynolds)

1888-1960

Mrs. Della Reynolds Cox, 71, of Louisa, Route 1, died Friday night at her home following an illness of two and one half years. Mrs. Cox was born at Louisa on September 10, 1888, a daughter of the late John and Martha Taylor Reynolds. She had been a member of the Church of God for one year. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Jack See officiating. Burial was made in Roberts Cemetery, Louisa, Route 1. Survivors include the husband, Charles Cox, one sister, Miss Charlotte Reynolds of Louisa, three nieces, Mrs. Lewis Roberts of Columbus, OH, Mrs. J.E. Bates of Louisa and Mrs. C. M. Parker of North Lewisburg, OH; nine great nieces and seven great nephews. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

 

DAMRON, Rachel (Case)

1883-1960

Mrs. Rachel Case Damron, 76, of Route 1, Louisa, KY, died Saturday, March 5, at 9 p.m. in a local hospital after an illness of three weeks. She was born August 17, 1883, daughter of Henry and Phoebe Case of Floyd County, KY. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 9, 12 noon at Cynthia Chapel Route 1, Louisa with the Rev. Mahan , Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Akers Cemetery, Route 1. Survivors include the husband, Rans Damron, Route 1, five daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Robinson, Hellier, KY, Mrs. Ollie Simpson, Hellier, Mrs. Paul Akers, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Octavia Webb, Richmond, VA, and Mrs. Cindy Caudill, Blackey, KY; eight sons, Emory Lee Kidd, Detroit, MI, Newton Thomas Damron, James H. Damron, Johnny Damron and Everett Damron, all of Hellier, KY, Ernest Damron, Pikeville, KY, Silas Damron, of Middlesboro, KY and Clyde Damron, Shelby Gap, KY; one foster son, Loranzo Damron, Richmond, VA; three sisters, Margaret Branham and Mary Blevins, both of Hellier and Cindy Price, Tucson, AZ, two brothers, Jack Case of Harold, KY, Silas Case, Beckley, WV; three half brothers, Dallas Case, Isaac Case, John Case, all of New London, OH; one half sister, Ganie Spears, new London, OH; 73 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1960

 

DAMRON, Sally (Fitzpatrick)

1875-1960

Mrs. Sally Damron, 84 years old of Louisa, High Bottom Section, died Thursday, in a local hospital. She was a former resident of Chattaroy, WV, and a member of the Assembly of God Church there. She was born at Clifford, KY on July 1, 1875, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Betty Maynard Fitzpatrick. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. Willis VanHoose officiating. Burial was made in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Irene Alonzo, at home, three sons, Nibert Damron of Glenhayes, Lockard and John E. Damron of Williamson; one sister, Mrs. Andy New of Louisa and 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1960

 

FRASHER, Gene Raymond

1960-1960

Gene Raymond Frasher, son of Raymond and Louise Bush Frasher, Fort Gay, WV, died March 28 at 2:40 p.m. in a local hospital, 45 minutes after birth. Graveside services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Other survivors include one half brother, Danny Hall, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowman Bush, Louisa and paternal grandfather, Mr. Reynolds Frasher, Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1960

 

 

JOHNSON, Gregory

Gregory Johnson, 12 year old son of Lacy and Sarah Chapman Johnson, Route 2, Louisa, died in a local hospital Friday March 11. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Johnson family cemetery, Add, KY. Survivors include the parents, five sisters, five brothers, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Inez, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chapman of Benton, TN. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 17,1 960

 

JORDAN, Kitty (Cunningham)

1872-1960

Mrs. Kitty Jordan, 87, formerly of Lawrence County, passed away Thursday, February 25, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Coomer, Detroit, MI, where she had resided for the past ten years. Mrs. Jordan, a daughter of the late Nathan and Permelia Wray Cunningham, was born April 1, 1872, on the Kanawha River near Charleston, WV. Her late father was an officer of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Her brother Professor Isaac Cunningham, who contributed much in the field of education, preceded her in death several years ago. The deceased served around forty years as postmistress at Teresea, KY, and was an active member of the Baker Chapel Church before going to Detroit to reside. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Baker Chapel with the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Interment was made in the Jordan Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. The body arrived early Saturday morning at the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained until funeral time. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Coomer, Mrs. Ollie Jones of New London, OH, and Mrs. J. J. Mills of Toronto, OH; four sons, Marvin F. Jordan, Detroit, A. E. Jordan, Ecorse, MI, Henry M. and Jennings B. Jordan, Louisa Route 4 and 50 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Taylor of Fort Meade, FL. One daughter, Mrs. Grace Neal, Detroit, preceded her in death February 14. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

 

LAMBERT, Henry T.

The Rev. Henry T. Lambert, 76, of Aflex, KY, who died Thursday, March 17, in a South Williamson, KY hospital was buried in the Sidney, WV Cemetery, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Lower Greenbrier Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. Mose Craddock officiating. Rev. Lambert was pastor of the Aflex Baptist Church at the time of his retirement. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nancy Holland Lambert; five sons, Newton, James and Quincey Lambert of Aflex, Charlie Lambert of Fort Gay and Bill Lambert of Logan; four daughters, Mrs. Burgess Spears of Fort Gay, Mrs. C. P. Keith of Beckley, WV, Miss Jean Lambert of Williamson and Miss Hester Ann Lambert of Aflex; a brother, Carm Lambert of Detroit, and five sisters, Mrs. Frances Luster of Kenova, Mrs. Mary McCoy of Huntington, Mrs. George Fields of Pie, WV, Mrs. Lizzie Norris of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Julius Lawson of Aflex. The body was taken from the Ball Funeral Home at Williamson Saturday morning to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Burgess Spears of Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home of Louisa was in charge of the funeral services. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1960

 

 

LYON, Ogly R.

1899-1960

Ogly R. Lyon, 61, of Adams, KY, died of a heart ailment Monday morning at the Ledocio school while building a fire to heat the room. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church at Adams, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A former school teacher and farmer, Mr. Lyon was born at Cordell, KY on January 4, 1899, a son of the late John and Alice Craft Lyon. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Frances Smith Lyon; two sons, Larry and Joe Lyon, at home; an aunt, Mrs. Nannie Green of Blaine, KY and an uncle, Martin Craft of Ashland, KY; and a niece and a nephew. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. March 10, 1960

 

MCCLURE, Nettie (Shivel)

1886-1960

Mrs. Nettie Shivel McClure, 73, Huntington, WV, former resident of Gallup, KY, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. McClure was born June 24, 1886 at Port Royal, KY, a daughter of the late George Washington and Minnie Ellis Shelton Shivel. she was a member of Huntington Central Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Buskirk and the Rev. C. H. Kelley officiating. Burial was made in McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs.W. G. Wilks, Richmond, VA, Mrs. High I. Vaughan, Norfolk, VA, and Mrs. L. R. Muller, Huntington; two sons, John H. McClure, Jr., Ashland and George T. McClure, Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Parson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mrs. W. T. Roberts, Huntington, Mrs. Leslie Smith of Middletown, OH, and Mrs. S. J. Hardin, Gallup, two brothers, G. B. Shivel, Newport, KY, and I. H. Shivel, Prestonsburg, KY; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Klinger-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington at noon Friday and returned to Louisa at 9 p.m. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1960

 

O'BRYAN, J. L. (Lafe)

1865-1960

J. L. (Lafe) O'Bryan, 95 years old, formerly of Wilbur, KY, died Monday morning at the home of his brother, J.M. O'Bryan, 419 Lackey Avenue, after an illness of ten years. He had been a resident of Louisa for the past eight years. Mr. O'Bryan was born at Blaine, KY, February 7, 1865, son of the late James G. and Nancy Short O'Bryan. He was a farmer and single. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. O'Ray Weeks. Burial will be in the O'Bryan Cemetery at Wilbur, KY. Survivors include a brother, J. M. O'Bryan of Louisa, and seven nephews and nine nieces, including Mrs. Walker Thompson, postmaster at Wilbur. The body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1960

 

PENNINGTON, Oscar

1885-1960

Oscar Pennington, 74, of Louisa, Star Route, who died Thursday at his home, was buried in the Pennington Cemetery at Dennis, KY, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dennis Chapel. Mr. Pennington was born at Carter City, KY, on August 18, 1885, a son of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Leadingham Pennington. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virgie Cooksey Pennington; three daughters, Mrs. Glen Adams of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Howard Beaver of Kingston, OH, and Mrs. Glen Blevins of Louisa Route 4; three sons, Clyde and Ernest Pennington of Circleville and Walter Pennington of Chillicothe, OH; a sister, Mrs. Nathan Leadingham of Ashland, KY; two brothers, Willie Pennington of Circleville and Jesse Pennington of Waverly, OH, and 25 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

 

PRINCE, Julia Ann (Adams)

1881-1960

Mrs. Julia Ann Adams Prince 78, of 715 1/2 Adams Street, Louisa, died suddenly at her home Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. A former resident of Louisa Route 4, she moved to Louisa seven months ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born at Irad, KY, on May 13, 1881, a daughter of the late John P. and Winnie Frances Wellman Adams and was the widow of W. V. Prince, who died in 1942. She had been a member of Green Valley Methodist Church for 26 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wade Muncy of Owensboro, KY; one son, Luther Prince of Fallsburg, KY; one brother, Sherman Adams of Webbville, KY, Route 1; 3 grandchildren, 2 granddaughters and one grandson and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

 

ROSKEY, Ezilah (Richardson)

1888-1960

Mrs. Ezilah Richardson Roskey, 72 years old, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Tuesday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. She was born on Fort Gay Route 1 on March 8, 1888, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Roberts Richardson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial will follow in the Roskey Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. Survivors include the husband, H.C. Roskey; two sons, Howard Roskey of Holden, WV and Charles W. Roskey at home, and one brother, Fred Richardson of Fort Gay Route 1. the body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Millard

Millard Thompson, 88, of 79 Woodrow Avenue, Columbus, OH, was claimed by death on Sunday, March 13. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Lawrence County for most of his life, having made his home in the Daniels Creek section until a few years ago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Carter Thompson in 1945. He had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Waugh, for the past few years. He is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Brady McCoy of Columbus and Mrs. Delbert Adams, Circleville, OH; four sons, Hobert of Webbville, KY, Chester of Columbus, Charles of Powell, OH and Willie of Circleville, OH; 47 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He had been a member of the church for the past.......(missing) Big Sandy News, March 24, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Susie Ann

1960-1960

Susie Ann Thompson, infant daughter of Henry and Nannie Jewell Napier Thompson, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Tuesday, March 22 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Frazier Cemetery on Lost Creek, Fort Gay Route 2, with the Rev. Olan Kerns, officiating. Additional survivors include a sister, Anna Mae Thompson, at home; one brother, Henry Thompson, Jr., at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Napier, of Fort Gay Route 2, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alcy Thompson of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1960

 

TRENT, John P.

1884-1960

John P. Trent, 75, of Fort Gay, formerly of Surrat, WV, who died Sunday at his home, was buried in Sammons Cemetery in Louisa, KY, Route 5, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J.P. Atkins officiating. A retired coal miner, Mr. Trent was born at St. Paul, VA, on June 4, 1884, a son of the late George and Thursie Jones Trent. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ida Sammons Trent, three sisters, Mrs. Rell Stanley of Road Fork, KY, Mrs. Virdie Napier of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Lee Blackburn of Roanoke, VA, and two brothers, Audrey Trent of Largo, FL and W. B. Trent of Williamson. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1960

 

WARD, Queen Victoria (Bradley)

1884-1960

Mrs. Queen Victoria Ward, 76, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Monday afternoon, February 29, in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Robertson and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Fort Gay Route 1. Mrs. Ward was born at Torchlight, KY, February 26, 1884, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Julia Wooten Bradley. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle McGhehey of New Hope, OH; one son, Theodore Ward of Fort Gay Route 1; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Stafford of Delbarton, WV, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1960

 

WILSON, Marie (Erickson)

Mrs. Marie E. Wilson, 59, of 95 Penn Street, Penns Grove, NJ died in Salem County Memorial Hospital, Sunday, January 31 in poor health for a year, She had been a patient at the institute only seven hours. She is survived by her husband, Graham, an employee of the Deepwater Operating Co.; two sons, Richard and George, Penns Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Johnson, Penns Grove and Mrs. Betty Lewis of Fort Bragg, NC; and her mother, Mrs. Mary Erickson of Wilson, PA. There are four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Ashcraft Funeral Home, Penns Grove, Wednesday, February 3 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lewis Simpkins officiated. Burial was made in the Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown, NJ. Attending the funeral from Louisa were: Mr. and Mrs. Carmie Wilson, Mrs. Roger Caudill, Mrs. C. T. Britton, Mrs. H. C. Skaggs, and Mrs. M. A. Emmons from Hazard, KY. Mrs. Wilson was a daughter in law of Mrs. Nannie Wilson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1960

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BELL, Joseph G.

Joseph G. Bell, of Sonoma, CA, husband of the former Elizabeth Austin of near Louisa, KY, who died Wednesday, April 13, after one year's illness, was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington, WV. The graveside services were conducted Monday, April 18 at 2 p.m. with Rev. John W. Hollister officiating. The body was accompanied by their nephew, Austin W. Bowers, as the widow, Mrs. Bell was unable to come due to illness. Survivors include the widow, one daughter, Miss Anna Marie Bell of Sonoma; a sister in law, Mrs. L. W. Bowers of Huntington and a brother in law, Harry Austin of Huntington. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

BRYANT, Hazel (Young)

1910-1960

Mrs. Hazel Bryant, 50, of South Charleston, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY, died Friday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant was born February 8, 1910, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Ulysses S. and Zarah Roberts Young. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, James Bryant, one son, Robert Bryant, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Hall of Webbville, Mrs. Miles Diamond and Mrs. Robert Butler of Louisa and Mrs. Lee Diamond and Mrs. Opal Boyd of Columbus and two brothers, Henry Young of Columbus and Milt Young of Midland, PA. Big Sandy News, April 7 1960

 

CASTLE, George

1910-1960

George Castle, 49, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Terryville, KY, died at 4 a.m. Friday in a Columbus hospital following a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Monday at the Ivory Rigsby residence at Terryville with the Rev. Norvel Vanover officiating. Burial was made in Skaggs Cemetery, Terryville. Mr. Castle was born August 16, 1910, a son of the late Harrison and Premelia Moore Castle. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Alta Skaggs Castle, two daughters, Mrs. Roy Rothgeb of Glenview, IL, and Carron Castle, at home; three sons, George Jr., Jimmy and Thomas Castle, at home; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Swim of Catlettsburg and two brothers, Okey Castle of Columbus and Woodrow Castle of Greenfield, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1960

 

CHAFFIN, Elizabeth (Shockey)

1872-1960

Elizabeth Chaffin, 88, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Faught of Portsmouth, OH after a long illness. Mrs. Chaffin, a former resident of Louisa, KY, had lived with her daughter for about eight months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan Methodist Church with the Rev. Julian Simpson officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Chaffin was a member of the Methodist Church. She was born at Buchanan on March 2, 1872, a daughter of the late William and Jane Tomlin Shockey. Additional survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Martha Huff of Miami, FL and Mrs. Herman Stewart of Hollywood, CA; two sons, Robert Chaffin of Hinton, WV and William Chaffin of Louisa and 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

COMPTON, Hester (Davis)

1865-1960

Mrs. Hester Compton, 94, died Friday night in a Lowmansville (KY) nursing home after an extended illness. Mrs. Compton was born on July 20, 1865 at Ulysses, KY, a daughter of the late Mike and Mahalia Adkins Davis. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church at Ulysses, of which she was a member with the Revs. Foster and Mitchell Graham officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are five nieces and four nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

CRACE, Mary Etta (Blevins)

1877-1960

Mary Etta Crace, 82 years old passed away April 23 at 7:10 a.m. at her home, Fort Gay, Route 1, where she had been a resident for 25 years. Mrs. Crace was born in Johnson County, KY November 11, 1877, daughter of Martin and Mary Picklesimer Blevins. Her husband, J. H. Crace preceded her in death in 1954. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Young Funeral Home with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Fort Gay Cemetery. Fort Gay, WV. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. George Hardwick, Route 2, Fort Gay, Mars. Emma Donly and Mrs. Ray Peters of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Anton Zuzeck, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ruby Jean Green, Columbus, OH; two sons, Millard F. Crace, Portsmouth, VA and Walter F. Crace, David, KY; 25 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until time for the services. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

DOOLEY, Harrison

1882-1960

Harrison Dooley, 78, of Louisa, Route 1, died at his home Sunday at 6:30 a.m. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bells Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, of which he had been a member for 25 years, with the Rev. Arley Blackburn, the Rev. Grover Bevins and the Rev. Harkless Slone officiating. Burial was made in Hayes Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Mr. Dooley, a retired farmer, was a son of the late B. C. and Martha Compton Dooley. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha  Edwards Dooley; four daughters, Mrs. William Young of Cable, OH, Mrs. Carl Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Lewis Kettlehake of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. C. W. Gibson of Dayton, OH; five sons, Dewey Dooley of Irvin, OH, Asa Dooley of St. Paris, OH, Albert and Alley J. Dooley of Springfield, OH, and Hansford Dooley of South Charleston, OH, one sister, Mrs. Willie Williams of Gideon, MO; three brothers, Grant Dooley of Mechanicsburg, Willie Dooley of Hamilton, OH, and Arnold Dooley of Arizona and 43 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

ESTEPP, Gilbert

1912-1960

Gilbert Estepp, 48, of Radnor, WV, died at 5 p.m. Thursday April 21 in a Louisa hospital after a year's illness. Mr. Estepp was born April 6, 1912, on Whitman Creek in Logan County, WV, a son of Polly Fouch Estepp of Radnor and the late John H. Estepp. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the home of Martin L. Noe, route 1, Radnor with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was made in Estepp Cemetery in Mingo Co., WV the body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home here to the Noe residence at 4 p.m. Friday. Surviving in addition to the mother are the widow, Mrs. Marie Noe Estepp, to whom he was married 8 years, a daughter Eunice Faye Estepp, at home; two sons, John Martin and Gilbert Estepp, Jr., both at home; one stepson, Hershel Ray Ross, also at home; three sisters, Mrs. John H. Farley of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. James O'Donell of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Freeman Walls of Orlando, FL; and one brother, Romeo Estepp of Man, WV. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

FORTNEY, Frederick Raymond

1883-1960

Funeral services for Frederick (Roy) Raymond Fortney, 76, of 185 Malone Road, Mansfield, OH, who died Thursday morning March 17, at Woodlawn Nursing Home, were conducted Saturday March 19, at 1 p.m. from the Wappner Funeral Home with the Rev. M. L. Myers, pastor of the Woodville Grace Brethren Church, officiating. Burial was in Mansfield Cemetery. Mr. Fortney was born June 24, 1883, in Austin, WV, but had lived in Mansfield the past five years. Surviving are a son, Raymond C. Fortney, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Mrs. George Cook of Detroit, MI; eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Osa Frizzel of Moundsville, WV. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1960

 

FRASHER, Lutie Jane (Dillon)

Mrs. Lutie Jane Frasher, 72, of Fort Gay Route 1, died at her home early Monday morning after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Freelin Akers. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery on Fort Gay route 1. She was born at Dingess, WV, a daughter of the late George and Jane Kinser Dillon. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wellman of Fort Gay Route 1, and Mrs. Ervin Akers of Zanesville, OH; six sons, George Brinegar of Naugatuck, WV, Sam Frasher of route 1, Prichard, WV, Edward Frasher of Gallipolis, OH, Zofie and Jesse Frasher of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Sherman Frasher of Culloden, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Narrows of Berea, OH, and Mrs. Greenway Baisden of West Virginia; one brother Walter Dillon of Dingess and 30 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1960

 

GOBLE, Michael D.

1959-1960

Michael D. Goble, three months old son of Jack Ivan and Lavonne Lester Goble of Route 5, Louisa, died April 14, 4:30 p.m. in the Louisville, KY Children's Hospital. The infant was born December 18,1959. Graveside services were conducted April 16, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating and burial was made in Goble Cemetery, Route 5. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include two brothers, Jimmy and Ivan Lynn, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lester, Inez, KY, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Goble, Route 5, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

HALL, Raymond

1915-1960

Raymond Hall, 44, of Belfrey, KY former Louisa resident died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital. He suffered a heart attack about three hours earlier while visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Hall of Route 2, Louisa. Mr. Hall was born May 5, 1915, at Clifford, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Huddy, KY, by the Rev. Lincoln Varney and the Rev. Bobby Varney. Burial was made in Memorial Gardens at Huddy. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ersie Justice Hall, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Smith of Goldsboro, NC, and Mrs. Ernest Murphy of Belfrey; a son, David Hall at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Frasher of Louisa, Mrs. Hugh Roberts of Route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson of Dayton, OH; four brothers, James and Charles Lee Hall of Louisa and Danny (Butch) and David Lynn Hall, both of Cleveland, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1960

 

HARLESS, Sylvia

Mrs. Sylvia Harless, 64, of Woodville, Lincoln County, WV, died at her home Friday night after a short illness. She was a former postmistress at Woodville, holding that post 10 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Beech Grove Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Beech Grove Cemetery at Woodville. Surviving are the husband, John E. Harless; three sons, J. Dana of Louisa, KY, Ray E. of Madison, Boone Co., WV, and Charles R. of St. Albans, WV; one daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Shafer of South Charleston; and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1960

 

HAY, Ervin

1897-1960

Ervin Hay, 63, of Isonville, was injured fatally Sunday when his pickup truck plunged over an 60 foot embankment into Mill Creek near Mazie, about 23 miles west of Louisa. Sheriff J. J. Jordan said Hay apparently lost control of the truck which was found with wheels up right submerged into the creek in water about six inches deep. He was traveling en route to Elliott County. A coroner's investigation Monday showed the victim died from accidental causes and no water was found in his lungs according to the sheriff. A passerby saw wheels of the truck sticking out of the water and notified authorities at about 5 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff reported. The body has been removed from the Young Funeral HOme here to the Lewis Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Funeral services were conducted at the Beech Grove Baptist Church of Isonville, KY at 1 p.m. Wednesday by the Revs. Rufus Fannin, Emerson Collier, and Herbert Phillips. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery at Isonville. Surviving are the widow, Mausia Kelley Hay, one daughter, Loena Hay, at home; four sons, Evan Hay, Hilliards, OH, Ishmel Hay, Plain City, OH, Earl and Delmar Hay, both of Blaine, KY. He was a farmer and pipefitter with the Huntington, WV Local and was a member of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

KERNS, Roberta Ann (Crum)

1929-1960

Mrs. Roberta Ann Kerns, 30, of Mansfield, OH, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in her home. She was a former resident of Glenhayes, WV. Mrs. Kerns was born December 7, 1929 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Dr. Robey A. and Ruby Lilly Crum. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church at Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lynchburg Church at Saltpetre, WV with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Joseph G. Kerns; one daughter, Melinda Kay Kerns, at home; one son, Robey Joe, at home; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Paul Lilly, Bluefield, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1960

 

KITCHEN, Levi

1894-1960

Identification was made Saturday afternoon, April 9, of the victim in Friday night's (April 8) pedestrian fatality on Route 23 south, Chillicothe, OH, the highway patrol reports. He was Levi Kitchen, 65, of Sugar Run Road, Route 6, Chillicothe. Identification was made by member of the family. A native of Lawrence County, KY, Mr. Kitchen was born August 26, 1894 to Flem and Martha Carter Kitchen. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edna Conaway of Route 8 Chillicothe, Mrs. Bonnie Edmonston of Dearborn, MI, and Mrs. Joan Darling of East St. Louis, IL, two sons, Raymond of Chillicothe and Milton of Route 6, Chillicothe; four sisters, Mrs. Louis Wright, Mrs. Lucille Rapole, Mrs. Leonard Watson and Mrs. Roy McGrew, all of Columbus; two brothers, Lewis of Lawrence County, KY and Edward of Columbus and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Helby Memorial Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, with the Rev. Herman Hollis officiating. Burial was made in Little Mound Cemetery, Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia Wright Kitchen who died on July 2, 1954, and a son Howard. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

MAY, Harry

1870-1960

Harry May, 89, of 312 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Friday afternoon at his home after an illness of eight years. A lifelong resident of Lawrence County, he had been a resident of Louisa for 50 years. He was born at Hanging Rock, OH, on June 7, 1870, a son of the late William C. and Nellie Smith May. He was a former employee of the old Louisa Water Co. and had been retired for about 16 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Christian Church with the Rev. Dean Bottrell and the Rev. Gee York officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fredonia Wellman May, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Compton of Cincinnati and Mrs. James Hinson of Dallas, TX; three sons, John, Fred and Robert May of Louisa; a half sister, Mrs. Rebecca Kirk of Louisa, Route 1 and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

MULLINS, Orville

1910-1960

Orville Mullins, 49 years old of Louisa, died at his home Monday at 2 p.m. after an illness of two years. He was born on Louisa Route 2 on May 8, 1910, a son of the late Thomas and Lutie Artrip Mullins. A lifelong resident of Lawrence county, he worked for the United Fuel Gas Co for eight years and had been on sick leave for the past four years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Dean Bottrell, pastor, and the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday at 10 a.m. to the residence of the deceased where it will remain until 1 p.m. Thursday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Parker Mullins, to whom he had been married 29 years, five daughters, Mrs. Basil Freeman of Hurricane, WV, and the Misses Betty Lou, Linda Carol, Brenda Darline and Deborah Sue Mullins, all at home; three sons, Thomas Douglas, Gary Lee and Ronald Dell Mullins, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Davis of Middlesboro, FL and Mrs. George Walton of Marion, IN; three brothers, Charles Mullins of Jacksonville, FL, Thomas Mullins of Macon, GA and Roy Mullins of Ashland, KY and one grandson. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1960

 

MUNCY, Ted

1903-1960

Ted Muncy, 57, of New Harmony, IN, passed away April 14, at his home while drinking a cup of coffee at the breakfast table. Mr. Muncy, a son of the late Gus and Sophie Muncy, was born September 7,1903, at Louisa, KY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Before going to Indiana, he was employed by the Pringle Powder Company and has shot oil wells over thirty years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margarette Sweet Muncy; his mother, Sophia Muncy of Louisa Route 3, a daughter, Mrs. John Moran of Evansville, IN; two sons, Robert of Albany, GA and Garland of Evansville; three sisters, Lorena Clevenger of Columbus, OH, Mrs. McKinley Roberts, Route 3 Louisa, KY, and Mrs. J. H. Duvall of Owensboro, KY; two brothers, McKinley Muncy of Philpot, KY and Taylor Muncy of Kent, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of the Shoultz-Weery Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Maple Hill Cemetery at New Harmony, IN. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

RAINES, Lula (Peery)

1920-1960

Mrs. Lula Peery Raines, 39, of Prichard, WV, died Thursday night in a Huntington hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev. H.E. Smith and the Rev. Fred Damron officiating. Burial was made in the Lakin Cemetery on Prichard route 1. Mrs. Raines was born August 26, 1920 at Prichard, a daughter of Mrs. Minnie Copley Peery of Prichard and the late French Peery. she was a member of the Methodist Church and Aletha Chapter 82, Order of Eastern Star, at Rock Cave, WV. Mrs. Raines formerly lived in St. Petersburg, FL and was cashier at a supermarket there for 18 months. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Joseph E. Johnson of Prichard and Misses Cresta and Connie Raines, of Tippecanoe, OH; two sisters, Mrs. R. B. Gilkerson and Mrs. L. T. Blake of Prichard; two brothers, William Peery of Prichard and Elba Peery of River Rouge, MI and one grandson, Keith Johnson. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

SALYERS, Frances

1940-1960

Marie Salyers, 24, and her sister, Frances Salyers, 20 of Centerburg, OH were killed Sunday in a head on collision two miles north of Centerburg. The Ohio State Patrol said Marie Salyers was dead on the scene of the accident and Frances was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital, Mt. Vernon, OH. Four other persons, including a husband, wife and there two sons, were killed in the collision. The Salyers sisters, daughters of Mrs. Jay Salyers and the late Mr. Salyers are natives of Lawrence County. they are graduates of the Blaine High School and Morehead State College and were employed as teachers in the Chester-Franklin School at Chesterville. Marie's engagement and forthcoming marriage was announced in the March 24 issue of the News. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centerburg and committal rites were held at 5 p.m. at the Low Gap Cemetery on Route 32, Blaine Road. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

SALYERS, Marie

1935-1960

Marie Salyers, 24, and her sister, Frances Salyers, 20 of Centerburg, OH were killed Sunday in a head on collision two miles north of Centerburg. The Ohio State Patrol said Marie Salyers was dead on the scene of the accident and Frances was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital, Mt. Vernon, OH. Four other persons, including a husband, wife and there two sons, were killed in the collision. The Salyers sisters, daughters of Mrs. Jay Salyers and the late Mr. Salyers are natives of Lawrence County. they are graduates of the Blaine High School and Morehead State College and were employed as teachers in the Chester-Franklin School at Chesterville. Marie's engagement and forthcoming marriage was announced in the March 24 issue of the News. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centerburg and committal rites were held at 5 p.m. at the Low Gap Cemetery on Route 32, Blaine Road. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1960

 

SAMMONS, M. C. (Mack)

1880-1960

M. C. (Mack) Sammons, 79, of Louisa Route 2, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Sammons was born September 21, 1880, a son of the late John g. and Mary Emily Peck Sammons. A lifelong resident of Route 2, he was a merchant for 50 years, a school teacher 17 years and was a former member of the school board. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted by Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM of which he was a member for 50 years. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Maynard Sammons, to whom he was married 52 years; four daughters, Mrs. Charley Williamson, of Toler, KY, Mrs. Arnold Childers, Jr., Kenova, WV, Mrs. Lawrence Hardin of Wyandotte, MI and Mrs. W. T. Hammonds of Route 2, Louisa; four sons, John C. and Millard M. Sammons, both of Route 2, Frank H. and Harlen I. Sammons, both of Columbus, OH; and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1960

 

SLONE, John Edwin

1960-1960

John Edwin Slone, 15 day old son of Harold L. and Sally Henson Slone of Louisa Route 4 died in a Louisa hospital Monday at 4 p.m. after an illness of three days. Private graveside services were conducted at Greenlawn Cemetery Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Isaacs officiating. Surviving in addition to the parents are four sisters, Emma Rose, Ruby Sue, Ruth Ann and Jane Robin and one brother, Harold Lloyd, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Slone of Ashland and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edwin Henson of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1960

 

WEBB, Mary Etta (Wells)

1869-1960

Mrs. Mary Etta Webb, 90, of Hillsboro, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, after an illness of one week. She had lived at Hillsboro for the past 1 1/2 years. Mrs. Webb was born Mary 30 1869 in Boyd County, KY, a daughter of the late Larkin and Rosa Mary Watson Wells. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years. She was the widow of George Webb, who died June 4, 1957. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in Webb Cemetery at Webbville. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Ratcliff, Jerial, KY, Mrs. Henry Webb, New Vienna, OH and Mrs. Lloyd Jordan, Route 4, Louisa, five sons, Toney Webb of Webbville, Clyde Webb of Sunberry , OH, Dewey Webb of Columbus, Hilliard Webb of Wilmington, OH; one brother, Labe Wells of Ashland, KY; 24 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1960

 

 

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ADAMS, John

1879-1960

John Adams, 80, of Louisa, route 3, died Friday night, May 6, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Adams was a farmer. He was born at Webbville on September 6, 1879, a son of the late Asbury and Sylvania Berry Adams. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carter Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was made in Barnette Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Kelly Adams; a daughter, Mrs. William Davis of Louisa; a son, Grover Adams of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Adams of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Ethel Campbell of Webbville, Mrs. Laura Berry of Louisa and Mrs. Virgie Chaffin of Rush, KY; a brother, James Adams of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

BABEY, Mabel

Mrs. Mabel B. Babey, a stock holder in the Big Sandy Publishing Company passed away May 2 at Daytona Beach, FL after a lingering illness. She was a native of Daytona Beach and a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lillian B. Harry, Daytona Beach, and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Stewart, Ormond Beach, FL and Mrs. Florence B. Iseley, Raleigh, NC. She had often visited in Louisa and had many friends here. The Big Sandy Publishing Company extends deepest sympathy to all her family in their sad hour of bereavement. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

BRADLEY, Anna (Chaffins)

1881-1960

Mrs. Anna Bradley,78, of Crum, Route 1, died at her home at 10:10 p.m. Saturday night after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Denny Roberts and the Rev. Wayne Damron, officiating. Burial followed in the Webb, WV Cemetery. She was born October 2, 1881, at Crum, route 1, the daughter of the late Pierce and Sarah Margaret Chaffins Salmons and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Elbert V?? of Akron, OH, Mrs. Giles Davis of Switzer, WV and Miss Minerva Bradley at home; one son, Bill Bradley of Monaville, WV and two brothers, Stan Salmons of Crum route 1 and Roland Salmons of Emmett, WV. The body was taken Sunday from the Young Funeral Home to the Stan Salmons residence. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1960

 

BARKER, Ernest T.

1913-1960

Searchers found the nearly decapitated body of a Lawrence County dairy farmer lying on the hillside on his farm near Martha, KY about 25 miles west of here early Sunday morning. He had been hit with a blast from a 12 gauge shotgun. Coroner Dana Harless ruled the death of Ernest t. Barker, 47, was accidental. He sais Mr. Barker apparently had slipped on wet grass and fallen and the gun discharged accidentally. The coroner said relatives of the victim told him the gun was new and that it had accidentally discharged earlier and blew a hole in the family's porch floor. A search was started Saturday when Mr. Barker failed to return home at dark from crow hunting on the farm. The search was halted at 1 a.m. and resumed at daylight Sunday. Mr. Barker was born February 12, 1913 at Martha, the son of Mrs. Margaret Barker, now of Columbus, OH and the late William F. Barker. In addition to the mother, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Grettie Pelfrey Barker, six daughters, Mrs. Herbert M. Wade of Columbus, Mrs. Harmon M. Griffith of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Charles Salyers of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Gene Slone and Mrs. Hager Skaggs of Martha and Mrs. Jessie Kelly of Cleveland, two sons, Billy Lee Barker of Cleveland and Tommy Barker, at home; two brothers, Chester Barker of Milford Center, OH and Cosby Barker of Hilliards, OH and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with Rev. Emerson Collier, Rex Homer Evans, and Rev. John Pelfrey officiating. Interment was made in the P. P. Holbrook Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1960

 

BRANHAM, Izela (Lycan)

1873-1960

Mrs. Izela Branham, 86, of Route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 10 at 11 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William M. Thornsberry of Louisa. She was born at Dunlow on July 16, 1873, a daughter of the late James and Sula Lowe Lycan. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Tom Shannon, Clifford, KY, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial followed in the Branham Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Her husband, Thomas Branham, died April 22, 1943. She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. John J. Dobbins of Gallup; a sister, Mrs. Etta Ratcliffe of Clifford, one half brother, Garfield Frazier of Glenhayes and six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 19,1 960

 

CHEEK, Susie (Hayes)

1877-1960

Mrs. Susie Cheek, 82, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of a son, W. A. Cheek of Louisa, after an illness of one month. Mrs. Cheek was born October 20, 1877 at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Cordilda Berry Hayes. She was the widow of George W. Cheek who died November 6, 1941. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, W. A. Cheek, superintendent of Lawrence county Schools, James I. Cheek, principal of Louisa High School, and Walter Lee Cheek of San Francisco, CA; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Hudson of Louisa; a brother, Lee Hayes of Louisa and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tueday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. L. R. Buskirk, Rev. S. B. Ball and Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in Pike Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. J. Jordan, R. C. Wells, W. A. Patton, W. A. Elkins, J. B. Hughes and J. F. Moore. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1960

 

CHILDERS, Walter

1912-1960

Walter Childers, 47, died at his home, Charley, KY, Tuesday, at 2 a.m. after an illness of three months.  He was born at Richardson, KY, June 1912, son of the late Simon and Mary Wiley Childers.  He was a farmer, and formerly lived at Georges Creek, KY. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating.  Burial was in the Ira Borders’ Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Edgell Pack, Marysville, OH; four brothers, Russell Childers of Fort Worth, TX, Ballard Childers, Campbellsville, KY, Ross Childers, Charley, KY, and ST 5 Richard Childers, Army Medical Detachment, Germany. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1960

 

COUNTS, Edith (Young)

Mrs. Edith Young Counts, 60, of New Lexington, OH, who died Saturday in a Columbus hospital, was buried in Young Cemetery on Louisa Route 1 following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Fannin officiating. She was born at Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Morton and Polly Holbrook Young. She was the widow of Chris Counts formerly of Ashland. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bennett Fannin of New Lexington, three sisters, Mr. R. B. Pigg of Louisa, Mrs. Bill Caldwell, Plain City, OH, Mrs. Mont Derifield of Webbville, KY and four brothers, Harry and Johnny Young of Webbville, Willie Young of Cherokee, KY and Leo Young of Plain City. Big Sandy News, May 19,1960

 

CRUM, Joseph

1891-1960

Joseph Crum, 68, of Chapmanville, WV, a retired coal miner, died May 19 at 2 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted May 21 at 2 p.m. from the home of a brother, Jay Crum of Clifford, KY, with the Rev. R. C. Phillips officiating. Burial was in Crum Cemetery at Inez, KY. Mr. Crum was born October 17, 1891, at Inez, a son of the late Noah and Elizabeth Aldridge Crum. He was a member of Dempsey Branch Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Surviving in addition to the brother are the widow, Mrs. Barrette Duty Crum, a native of Fayetteville, WV, on son, Joseph Crum, Jr., and a stepson, J. W. Cantley, both of Logan, WV, four daughters, Mrs. Dicie Bledsoe of West Logan, WV, Mrs. Lola Jane White of San Francisco, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Moore of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. J. W. Holliday of Chapmanville, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Irvin Carnes of Switzer, WV, three other brothers, Vaughan Crum of Clintwood, VA, Irvin Crum of Logan and Charles Crum of Tomahawk, KY, two sisters, Miss Lula Belle Crum of Huntington and Miss Annabelle Crum of Columbus and 15? grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

FLUTY, Charles

1905-1960

Charles Fluty, 55,of Jackson, OH, formerly of Martin County, KY died Thursday, May 12, of a heart attack in Jackson. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home of a brother, Ted Fluty of Louisa Route 5 with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was made in the Fluty Cemetery at Fluty Lick, KY. Mr. Fluty, a carpenter, had lived in Jackson for 13 years. He was born March 23, 1905 in Martin County, a son of the late Thomas and Jaminia Smith Fluty. Survivors include the widow, the former Miss Elizabeth Copley of Beauty, KY; four sons, William Fluty of New Carlisle, OH, Jay Fluty of Delaware, OH, Jack Fluty of Vandalia, OH and Charles Fluty, Jr. of Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Dale Thompson of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Elvin Johnson of Jackson, OH and Miss Sherma Lee Fluty, serving in the Women's Air Force in Texas; three brothers, Thomas H. Fluty of Fort Gay, Lum and Ted Fluty of Louisa, Route 5, three sisters, Mrs. William Marcum of Louisa Route 5, Mrs. Samuel Marcum of Inez, KY and Mrs. Rell Runyon of Beauty, KY and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1960

 

FRASHER, Henry C.

1884-1960

Henry C. Frasher, 75, of Fort Gay, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, in a Ceredo nursing home. He was born in Fort Gay, WV on October 2, 1884, a son of the late Neal and Sarah Wellman Frasher. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial followed in Billups Cemetery, Ft. Gay, Route 1. Survivors include four half sisters, Mrs. R. S. Miller and Mrs. Charles Back, of Louisa, Mrs. Wallace See of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Drew Hickman of Urbana, OH, and a half brother, Mike Frasher of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

GRUBB, Willie A.

1877-1960

Willie A. Grubb, 82, of Fallsburg, KY, died Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. He was a retired farmer and the son of the late Scott and Hester Haws Grubb. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. S. Boggs and Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louis. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. H. G. Harmon of Columbus, and Mrs. R. G. Hay of Springfield, OH; four sons, Oscar Grubb of Circleville, OH, Orville Grubb of Louisville, KY, Lindsey Grubb of Fallsburg, and Arden Grubb of Louisa; three sisters,  Mrs. Henry Holton of Trinity, KY and Mrs. J. W. Young and Mrs. L. A. Burton, of Louisa, a brother, Harlen Grubb of Adams, KY, 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

HUNTER, Emma

1890-1960

Mrs. Emma Hunter, 70, Louisa, route 4, who died Tuesday, May 2, at Willard, KY, after an illness of one year was buried in Lambert Cemetery on Louisa Route 4, following graveside services Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Mrs. Hunter was born January 5, 1890 on Louisa, Route 4. Surviving is a stepsister, Mrs. Sarah Adkins, Louisa Route 4. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

KELLEY, Emmett

1898-1960

Emmett Kelley, 62, of Cordell, KY, died suddenly at his home Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 p.m. A carpenter and farmer, he had lived at Cordell for 12 years and formerly lived in Johnson County. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the residence with the Rev. Luther Gartin officiating. Burial was made in the Green Thompson Cemetery at Cordell. He was born at Red Bush, KY, January 20, 1898, a son of the late  Anderson and Mary Fraley Kelley. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nannie Travis Thompson Kelly to whom he had been married one year; five daughters, Mrs. Roy Hill of London, OH, Mrs. Roy E. Fyffe of Red Bush, Mrs. Dewey Brown, Jr. of Relief, KY, Mrs. Fred Ison of Moon, KY and Mrs. Jarrell Fisher of Springfield, OH; a son, Hershell Kelley of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Dewey Vanover of Martha, KY, Mrs. Olga Burchwell of Orient, OH, Miss Eslie Kelley of Columbus, three brothers, Conn Kelley of Waverly, OH, Echart Kelley of Columbus and Ford Kelley of Chillicothe, OH and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

MANTHEY, Bert Morris

1904-1960

Bert Morris Manthey, 55, of Hamilton, OH, died Wednesday, April 27 in a Miami (Ohio) University maintenance building after an illness of 30 days. Formerly a resident of Oakland, CA for 50 years, he had been an employee of the university at Oxford, OH for about 5 months. He was born on June 2, 1904 at Toledo and was a veteran of World War II. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Pigg Cemetery at Louisa, KY, Route 3, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Irene Pigg Manthey, a stepdaughter, Miss Evelyn Daniels of Hamilton, the mother in law, Mrs. Virgil Ray Pigg, Sr., of Louisa, Route 3, a sister in law, Miss Imogene Pigg, Louisa route 3, and a brother in law, Virgil Ray Pigg, Jr. of Pontiac, MI. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1960

 

MAYNARD, Burgess

1877-1960

Burgess Maynard, 82, of Fort Gay, WV, who died May 17 at his home was buried in Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2, following funeral services May 19 at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Matthew Rice of Wayne, WV and the Rev. W. E. Brewer of Huntington, WV officiating. He was a retired merchant and farmer. Mr. Maynard was born May 14, 1877, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maynard. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nancy Maynard; four daughters, Mrs. Audrey Jarrell of Huntington, Mrs. Susie Maynard of Chicago, Mrs. Nora Neece of Cleveland and Mrs. Octava Bentley of Braeholm, WV; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Parsley of Kenova; two sons, Jacob Maynard of Cleveland and Raymond Maynard; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Mazza of Long Beach, NJ and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

MCHENRY, Samuel

1874-1960

Samuel McHenry, 85, of Louisa Route 2, died Thursday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m. at his home. He was a retired farmer and was born in Louisa on February 23, 1875, a son of the late Samuel and Sally Baisden McHenry. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the home with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Interment was made in McHenry Cemetery Route 2, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rose Childers McHenry; five daughters, Mrs. Harrison Aldridge of Logan, WV, Mrs. Luther Hughes of Suffolk, VA, Mrs. Frank Senters, of Ashland, KY, and Miss Annie and Miss Goldia McHenry, at home; two sons, Elmer McHenry of Chattaroy, WV, and Arthur McHenry of Louisa, Route 2. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

O'BRYAN, J. M.

1877-1960

J. M. O'Bryan, 82, of Louisa, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, May 5 in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 9 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. W. Moore and Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was made in O'Bryan Cemetery at Wilbur, KY. Mr. O'Bryan formerly lived at Wilbur and was postmaster there for 15 years. He was born December 16, 1877 at Blaine, KY, a son of the late James G. and Nancy Short O'Bryan and was a member of the Blaine Christian Church. Mr. O'Bryan was married 60 years ago to the former Miss Georgia Ann Williams, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walker Thompson of Wilbur and 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, 7 nieces and nine nephews. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

PARKER, Carl L.

Carl L. Parker, 60, of Columbus, OH, died Friday May13, at 5 a.m. at his home. He was a member of the Columbus police department. He was born at Chapman, KY, a son of the late William and Emritta Thompson Parker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Hay Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Parker; two daughters, Mrs. Victor Tatrelli of Chester, PA and Mrs. Dana Murphy of Maryland; a brother, Milt Parker of Gallup, KY and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1960

 

PRATT, Taylor

1898-1960

Taylor Pratt, 62, of Hamilton, OH, died Wednesday, May 4 at 3:15 p.m. at his home. He was formerly of Grassy, WV and was born February 29, 1898, a son of the late Franklin and Maude Porter Pratt. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Pratt Cemetery at Grassy. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Olive Pratt; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Clark of Hamilton, three sisters, Mrs. Betty Farris of Grassy, Mrs. Mae Farris of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Ben Copley of Saltpetre, WV and four half brothers, Paul Porter of Roanoke, VA, James Porter of Hamilton and Clyde and Erskin Porter of Grassy. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home here Saturday. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

QUEEN, Fred T.

1913-1960

Fred T. Queen, 47, of Ashland, Route 3, a farmer, died Wednesday, May 4 at 10:20 a.m. at the residence after an illness of two years. Mr. Queen was born February 13, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late J. D. and Myrtle Burke Queen. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Stewart Queen, two daughters, Misses Carol and Ramona Queen, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. J. W. Webb of Ashland, Mrs. John Queen of Louisa, Mrs. Chester Hensley of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Ed Church of Denton, KY and Mrs. Heber Ratliff of Jerial, KY; two brothers, Charlie Queen of Ashland and J. W. Queen of rush. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

QUEEN, W. E.

1882-1960

W. E. Queen, 77, one of Louisa's prominent citizens succumbed at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an ?? illness. Mr. Queen, who had resided at 110 Wallace Street for the past 54 years, came to Louisa from the East Fork section of Lawrence County. He owned and operated the Queen Lumber and Supply here, was a former stock dealer and owned and operated Queen's Livery Stable and Queen's Grocery Store. He retired five years ago. The deceased, a church business and civic leader, was born December 9, 1882, on Route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Greenville and Barbara McGlothlin Queen. He had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 44 years was a member of the official board men's Bible class and a former member of the church choir. He was a charter member and past president of the Louisa Rotary Club and was the only one of the charter members who had retained membership in the club. He was presented a 25 year pin at the Twenty-Fifty Anniversary of the club March 29, 1949. He was also a member of the Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM and received a ?? pin a few years ago. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor Rev. Larry R. Buskirk and former pastor, Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Burton Queen, to whom he had been married 52 years, one son, Dr. Burton Queen of Silver Springs, MD; one sister, Mrs.  Whorton Nichols, Silver Springs, MD and one grandson, Greenville Burton Queen. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the funeral. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

SHORTRIDGE, Henry

1902-1960

Henry Shortridge, 57, of 200 Union Street, Ironton, OH, a former Ashland resident, died of a heart attack Tuesday night, May 3, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Young of Lawrence, IN where he was visiting. Mr. Shortridge was born October 19, 1902, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Mrs. Annie Fannin Shortridge and the late Mart Shortridge. He moved to Ironton from Ashland 11 years ago. He was a construction worker. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Thelma Elderman Shrotridge of Ironton; one son, Henry Shortridge, Jr. of Clinton, IN, the daughter and mother and two grandchildren. The body was returned to Ashland for funeral and burial services. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1960

 

STEWART, Nannie Lee (Watson)

Mrs. Nannie Lee Watson Stewart, one of Louisa's well-known residents, passed away Friday morning, May 20, in an Ashland, KY hospital following an illness of several days.

Mrs. Stewart was born on Route 1, Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Lewis Patterson and Martha Ann Webb Watson. She was the widow of Attorney Forest L. Stewart, Louisa, who preceded her in death 30 years ago. The deceased had been a resident of Louisa for 50 years before going to Ashland, where she had resided for the past 6 years with a daughter, Mrs. James T. Snyder and family. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Sunday at 11 a.m. to the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, KY, where funeral services were conducted at10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. L. M. Rogers, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Catlettsburg, officiating. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Vivian Hayes Greever and a grandson, James Paul Snyder, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1960

 

 

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BALL, Bayless

1874-1960

Bayless C. Ball, 85, of Fort Gay Route 2, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He left 112 living direct descendants. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his home by the Rev. Grant Raines. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. A farmer, he was born on Fort Gay, Route 2, on August 28, 1874, a son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Grizwold Ball. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 65 years. Mr. Ball is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Boyd Cyrus and Mrs. Lacy Cyrus of Fort Gay Route 2, Mrs. Audrey Adkins, Mrs. Clarence McMillen, Mrs. Frank Phillips, and Mrs. Frank Eansro, all of Miami, FL; and Miss Bessie Ball, at home; one son, Eatheal Ball of Wadsworth, OH; one sister, Mrs. Shelby Hall of Creston, OH; two brothers, Alva Ball of Kenova and Ottis Ball of Genoa, WV; 38 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

BLANKENSHIP, Ovel

1927-1960

Ovel Blankenship, 33, of Xenia, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday in a Dayton hospital after a 6 weeks illness.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m.  Thursday (today) from the Church of God at Fort Gay by the Rev. James France. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour at the church. Mr. Blankenship had been employed as a pre-punch press operator at Standard Register Co., at Dayton for the past six years. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He was born in Phelps, Pike Co., KY, May 13, 1927, the son of Frank and Nancy Justice Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anne Ruth Raines Blankenship, three sisters, Mrs. Bascom Castle, Mrs. Lewis Lampert and Miss Bethel Blankenship all of Fort Gay; four brothers, Hansel Blankenship of Dayton, Lloyd and Newfred Blankenship of Fort Gay and Eric Blankenship of Garden Grove, CA. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Tuesday to the parents home at Fort Gay at 1:30 p.m. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1960

 

COPLEY, Thomas

1867-1960

Thomas L. Copley, 93, died at his home on Route 2, Fort Gay, at 3:40 p.m. Friday after an illness of 14 months. He was born March 4, 1867, at Route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Alley and Jane Pack Copley. He was a retired farmer. He had been a member of the Methodist Church 40 years. Mr. Copley married the former Emma Wilson 67 years ago and she survives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from his home by the Rev. H.H. Ross. Burial followed in Hickory View Cemetery on Route 2 Fort Gay. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 4 p.m. Saturday. Survivors in addition to his widow, are four daughters, Mrs. Willie Bartram and Mrs. Charlie Ramey, both of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Roy Copley of Prichard, WV and Miss Ruth Copley, at home; four sons, Garland of Rittman, OH, Davis of Butler, IN, Clarence of Route 2, Fort Gay and Jay Copley of Mansfield, OH; one half brother, Sherman Bartram of Cleveland, 32 grandchildren 70 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

FRAZIER, Lou Wilda (Prichard)

1880-1960

Mrs. Lou Wilda Frazier, 79, of Louisa, KY, Route 5, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in an ambulance en route to a Louisa hospital. She had been ill for two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Frazier Cemetery on Maynard Branch. Mrs. Frazier was born at Louisa on July 17, 1880, the daughter of the late Philip and Anna Fletcher Prichard. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 25 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Kirk of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Grant Maynard of Louisa Route 5, and Mrs. Roy P. Bartlett of Ashland; two sons, Clifford Frazier of Clifford, KY; and Fred C. Frazier, Jr. of Miami, FL; six sisters, Mrs. Emily Fluty of Delbarton, Mrs. Millie Clair of Seattle, WA, Mrs. R. L. Carver, Mrs. Frank P. Wilkerson and Mrs. Sally Elliott of Huntington and Mrs. Alice Wright of Williamson; three brothers, Charlie Prichard of Louisa Route 2, James Prichard of Garrett, KY and Lawrence Prichard of Portsmouth, OH; and 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1960

 

MARCUM, Rebecca (Vinson)

Mrs. Rebecca Vinson Marcum, 89, of 748 Beech Street, Kenova, WV, native Louisan, died June 25, at her home. She was the widow of  James O. Marcum. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova by the Rev. Richard Kyle. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. I. Ferrell of Kenova; a brother, R. L. Vinson of Louisa, KY; six grandchildren, Howard E. Marcum, John O. Marcum, and Walter M. Ferrell of Kenova, Mrs. W. K. Smith of Ashland, KY, Dr. James I. Ferrell of San Juan, Puerto Rico and James F. Scaggs of Wayne, and 12 great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Vinson, Mrs. James E. Ferguson, Mrs. Milton Vinson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vinson, Miss Nancy Land and Mr. Edward Land. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1960

 

MCCORMICK, Susan (Newsome)

1894-1960

Mrs. Susan McCormick, 65, of Route 1 Fort Gay, WV, was found dead at her home at 2 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill about four years. She formerly resided in Holden, WV, moving to fort Gay 15 years ago. Mrs. McCormick was born July 4, 1894, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Rhodes and Anna Ball Newsome. Funeral services were conducted at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Newsome Cemetery on Long Branch, Route 4, Louisa. Mrs. McCormick was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Perry Patton of Fort Gay; four sons, Bill and Ishmael, of Route 1, Fort Gay, Harold of Columbus, OH, and Charles McCormick of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Brown of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Elizabeth Pack of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1960

 

PACK, John Sherman\

1888-1960

John Sherman Pack, 72, of Clifford, KY, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9 a.m. Saturday while working in a corn field near his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial followed in Camp Creek Cemetery on Crum Route 1. A member of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Pack was a retired coal miner and a former Kermit, WV resident. He was born February 3, 1888, a son of the late Stanley and Nancy Chaffin Pack of Crum Route 1. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Matilda Slater Pack; five daughters, Mrs. John B. Stanley of Jewell Valley, VA, Mrs. Ernest Hall and Mrs. William Jarrell of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Nannie Massey of Macksburg, OH, and Mrs. Ernest Perry of Kayford; three sons, Leonard Pack of Columbus, OH, Charles Pack of Clifford and Howard Pack of Macksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Fitch and Mrs. Sarah Jackson of Kermit; one brother, Hallie Pack of Chattaroy, WV, 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

RICE, John

1872-1960

John Rice, 88, native of Martha, KY and a brother of the late Dr. Nelson T. Rice, was killed instantly when he was hit by a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway passenger train on a railroad crossing at Fullerton, KY around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The deceased, a son of the late William and Mary Osborn Rice, was born at Martha, KY 1872, and is the last of a family of 14 children. His last visit to his native Lawrence county was 16 years ago when he attended the funeral rites of his nephew, Dr. C.B. Rice. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church, Fullerton, where he had been an active member for many years with the pastor, the Rev. William Daniels, officiating. Interment will be in the Hardin Cemetery at Siloam under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Davis, with whom he resided and three step children, Mrs. Jay Lyon and Mrs. Pearl Arms of Wheelersburg, OH and Estill Boggs of Fullerton. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1960

 

SKAGGS, Leo

1883-1960

The Rev. Leo Skaggs, Sr., 76, of Martha, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Skaggs. He was born November 28, 1883 at Martha, a son of the late Andrew and Judy Holbrook Skaggs. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Skaggs at Martha with the Rev. Dudley Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Skaggs Cemetery, at Martha. The Rev. Mr. Skaggs was a retired merchant and postmaster at Terryville. He had served as post master 20 years. He also was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church 55 years. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Skaggs, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Skaggs Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1960

 

STURGILL, India (Artrip)

1894-1960

Mrs. India Sturgill, 66, of Fort Gay, died Monday, June 13, at 6:15 p.m. in a Williamson hospital. She was born on June 5, 1894, a daughter of the late Harmon and Peggy Workman Artrip. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Greenbrier Baptist Church on Fort Gay, Route 1 with the Rev. Harry Christian and Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was made in the Dean Cemetery. She was the widow of the Rev. Henry Sturgill, who died in 1954. Survivors include two sons, Frank Allen Thornhill of Painesville, OH and Clyde Thornhill of Williamson, a foster son, Lawrence Curry of Fairport, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Tivis Yates of Fort Gay, route 1, Mrs. Fred Justice of Rock Creek, OH, and Mrs. William E. Bolen of Fort Gay and two brothers, John Artrip of McConnellsville, OH and Alva Artrip of Hardy, KY. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Yates at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday of last week. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Lucy Jane (Adams)

1876-1960

Mrs. Lucy Jane Thompson, 84, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday night, June 15 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the  Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial followed in the Thompson Family cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Thompson was born at Adams on February 23, 1876, a daughter of the late James and Phoebe Cordle Adams. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Lindsey Thompson, died June 18, 1949. Survivors include 7 daughters, Mrs. Mont Ball, Mrs. Raymond Wilson and Mrs. Ernest Hughes of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Luther Adams of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Drew Adams of Marysville, OH and Mrs. Allen Roberts and Mrs. Nora G. Thompson of Adams; a son, Roy Thompson of Louisa; 28 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

TOLLIVER, Scott

1921-1960

Scott Tolliver, 39, died in Lancaster, OH, June 8, at 6 a.m. after a short illness. The deceased was born at Lowmansville, KY, February 17, 1921, son of the late Bee and Cora Hanners Tolliver. He had lived at Lancaster, the past five years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m. at the Church of God, Lowmansville, KY, with the Rev. Scott Griffith, of Clay City, KY, officiating. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Richard Rainier, Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. Arnick Wheeler, and Mrs. Bill Long, of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Paul Tolliver, Wise, VA, Vernon Tolliver, Bakersfield, CA and Okel Tolliver, in the Army in Germany. Funeral services were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. June 23, 1960

 

WATERMAN, Kathryn D. (Austin)

Mrs. Kathryn Dawn Waterman, died of a heart attack, June 9 at her home at 2920 Observatory Road, Cincinnati, OH. She will be remembered here as the former Kit Austin, daughter of the late Edward B. and Laura Belle Austin of Charley, KY. She had been a resident of Ft. Thomas, KY and Cincinnati for the past 30 years, but spent a great deal of time at her hold home near Charley and will be greatly missed by her many friends in this county. Interment was in Vine St. Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati. She leaves the following to mourn her death, a daughter, Mrs. William Seder, a son, John N. Cassell, a sister, Mrs. Hiram Ne??chachwander and a brother, Frederick Austin, all of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1960

 

WELLMAN, Peggy

Miss Peggy Wellman, 56 years old, of Louisa, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leo Wellman of Louisa, Route 4 Saturday night, June 4. Funeral services were conducted at the Young Funeral Home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Wellman was the daughter of the late Fred and Reba Wilson Wellman. Survivors include the sister and two brothers, Garred Wellman of Ashland and Leslie L. Wellman of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1960

 

WHEELER, Rosetta (Chandler)

1878-1960

Mrs. Rosetta Wheeler, 81 years old, of Blaine, KY, died yesterday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bradley of Ashland, Route 2, following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Old Hood Church at Blaine with the Rev. Charles Lyon of Ashland and the Rev. L. T. Preston of Paintsville officiating. Burial followed in the Wheeler family cemetery at Blaine. She was a daughter of the late Jeff and Jane Young Chandler of Blaine. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Blaine Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Lindsey Wheeler, died in 1951. Surviving in addition to the daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Thursie Fletcher of Lucasville, OH, and Mrs. Walter Culp of Piketon, OH, and one brother, Henry Chandler of Piketon. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1960

 

YOUNG, Martha (Polly)  (Holbrook)

1877-1960

Mrs. Martha (Polly) Young, 82, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Sunday at her home after a 7 year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Custer Bishop and the Rev. Jarret Cordle officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery near the home. Mrs. Young was born November 20, 1877, a daughter of the late Caleb and Louisa Jordan Holbrook, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married 62 years ago to Martin Young who survives. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Pigg of Louisa, KY, Mrs. William Caldwell of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Mont Derefield of Webbville, route 1, four sons, Willie Young of Cherokee, KY, Johnny Young of Webbville, Route 1, Harry Young of Williamsport, OH and Leo Young of Plain City and 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1960

 

 

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BISHOP, Bonnie

1920-1960

Miss Bonnie Bishop, 39, of Buchanan, KY, died Wednesday night, July 20, at her home. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bishop Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1, with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Miss Bishop was born December 16, 1920, at Webbville, a daughter of Philip and Hallie Holbrook Bishop. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include the parents; a brother, Eddie Bishop at home, and a sister, Mrs. Willie Wilks of Buchanan. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1960

 

CARTER, John

1884-1960

John Carter, 76, Route 1, Louisa, KY, died in a Columbus, OH hospital Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Carter was born at Adams, KY, September 4, 1884, son of the late Dock and America Prince Carter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O'Ray Weeks and Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Adams, KY. Survivors include the widow, Nancy King Carter, three daughters, Mrs. Lester Dionne, Detroit, MI, Patty and Juda, at home; two sons, Clyde Carter, Grove City, OH, Johnny Carter, at home; two sisters, Mrs. H. I. Layne, Louisa, Mrs. Saylor Runyon, Sr., Stone, KY; one brother, Clyde Carter of Adams, KY and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1960

 

EDWARDS, Orlando

1877-1960

Orlando Edwards, 82, of Blaine died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in a Lancaster, OH hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Edwards was born October 31, 1877, in Blaine, was the son of the late Walter and Sarah Cordle Edwards. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was made in the Edwards Cemetery. Survivors include 9 daughters, Mrs. Delroy Lyon of Baltimore, OH, Mrs. James Sparks, Mrs. Delbert Boggs, Mrs. James Riley and Mrs. Nelson Riley, all of Blaine, Mrs. Henry Jenkins of New Boston, OH, Mrs. Earl Boggs of Sunbury, OH, and Mrs. Ossie Boggs and Mrs. Homer Brickey, both of Pickerington, OH, one sister, Mrs. Mary Barker of Ashland; one brother, H. M. Edwards of Blaine; 42 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of James Riley. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

ESTEP, Hattie (Dixon)

1895-1960

Mrs. Hattie Estep, 65, of Louisa, Route 1, died Wednesday night, July 13, at her home after a five month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Spencer Church on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lee Robinett officiating. Burial followed in the Judd Cemetery. Mrs. Estep was born January 1, 1895, at Norris, KY, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary French Dixon. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Fred Estep; two daughters, Mrs. Willard Webb of Louisa Route 4, and Mrs. Levi Moore of Columbus; a son, Clarence Estep at home; six sisters, Mrs. Arbie Jordan of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Telia A. Lawson of Ashland, KY, Mrs. A. L. Harder of Los Angeles, Mrs. Joe Jordan of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Homer Moore of Adams, KY and Mrs. Ray Roberts, of Plant City, FL; seven brothers, Martin, Willie and Lindsey Dixon of London, OH, Milt Dixon of Washington, Ray Dixon of Florida, Proctor Dixon of Louisa Route 1 and Freeland Dixon of South Vienna, OH and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1960

 

HART, Mary Elizabeth (Davis)

1897-1960

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hart, 63, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, (near Zelda) died Saturday night after returning to her home from a visit to California. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Buchanan Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Josephine Howard, the Rev. R. S. Derifield and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hart was born at Betsy Layne, KY, April 4, 1897, a daughter of the late Charlie and Florence Robinson Davis. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Hart, two sons, Petty Officer First Class Ray Hart, serving with the Navy at Long Beach, CA, and Joe Hart of Catlettsburg, route 2; 2 sisters, Mrs. E. A. Maggard of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Wallace Kincer of Whitesburg, KY; a brother, Warren Davis of Jackson, KY; and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

HUGHES, Norman Allen

1960-1960

Norman Allen Hughes, new born infant son of Norman Kay and Mabel Webb Hughes of Louisa, died Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m. in a local hospital. Services were conducted at the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre, WV, Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Webb, Saltpetre, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hughes, route 1, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

JUSTICE, Jay

1882-1960

Jay Justice, 78, of Louisa, died Wednesday night, July 13, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Justice was born March 5, 1882, at Louisa, a son of the late Sam Berry and Kathleen Jordan Justice. His wife, Mrs. Georgia Hale Justice, died in 1959. Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Pat Brown of Louisa, Mrs. Tom Ferguson of Sanford, FL, Mrs. Howell Callihan of Ashland, Mrs. George Alley of Washington and Mrs. Bill Bush of Dayton, OH, and six nephews, John Justice, route 1, Louisa, Ray and George W. Justice and Oscar Blankenship of Louisa, and Ural J. and Ray J. Justice of Orlando, FL. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1960

 

MOORE, Earl

1903-1960

Earl Moore, 56, Louisa police judge, succumbed Sunday afternoon in an Ashland hospital after an illness of several months. He was a former chief of police of Louisa and formerly was a deputy sheriff of Lawrence County. Judge Moore was born at Adams, KY, on August 26, 1903, a son of the late Lindsey and Trinville Berry Moore. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O'Ray Weeks, Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dove Hayes Moore, to whom he had been married for 35 years, one daughter, Miss Frances Moore, at home; three sons, Master Sergeant Robert Moore, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany and Freddie R. and Earl Moore, Jr., both of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest Hayes, Mrs. Kay Moore and Mrs. Opal Cantrell, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Clyde Moore of Adams and Mrs. Drew Hester of Rush, KY and 3 grandchildren. Pallbearers are: Arlie B. Thompson, Edd Fyffe, Mayor Thaddus Miller, Dr. H. B. Lewis, Kay Moore and M. S. Rice. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

PAULEY, Robert

1902-1960

Robert  Pauley, 57, of Wayne, WV, an employee of the State Road Commission, died Friday in a Huntington hospital, three days after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Saltpetre Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre. Mr. Pauley was born at Saltpeter on December 4, 1902, a son of the late Ulysses and Hannah Walker Pauley. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Betty West Pauley; a daughter, Mrs. Edmond Compton of Richmond, VA; two sons, William and Robert Pauley at home; four sisters, Mrs. Monroe Sammons of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. Vannie Adkins of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Lula Endicott of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Thelma Philpott of Bassett, VA; four brothers, Thomas Pauley of New Boston, OH, W. M. Pauley of Saltpetre, U. S. Pauley of Cleveland, and Con Pauley of Newport News, VA; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

PERRY, Elizabeth (Sexton)

1886-1960

Mrs. Elizabeth Perry, 74, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Sunday at the home of a son, Rev. Jack Perry of Webbville, after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brammer Gap Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Perry family cemetery on Webbville, Route             1. Mrs. Perry was born at Glenwood, KY, on May 11, 1886, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Ellen Adams Sexton. She was the widow of Lewis O. Perry, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include another son, H. C. Perry of Mount Sterling, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Cooper of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Frank Warnick of Ashland and 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence of the son at Webbville from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

PERRY, Richard Allen

1960-1960

Richard Allen Perry, infant son of Richard Lee and Charlee Ellis Perry of Rittman, OH, died in a Wadsworth, OH hospital, July 3, at 8:15 a.m. where he had been a patient since birth, June 28. The body arrived at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis at Prichard, route 1, Sunday at 11 a.m. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Bellomy Chapel, Hubbardstown, WV with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Curtiss Ellis Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents of Rittman, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis, Prichard, Route 1, Big Sandy News, July 7, 1960

 

SKAGGS, Hamilton

Hamilton Skaggs, 78, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, passed away July 20 of a heart attack. He was the son of Ross and Nancy Ison Skaggs, both deceased. He is survived by his widow, Stella Sparks Skaggs; three daughters, Mrs. Eric H. Thorne, Comrose, Alberta, Mrs. Joe Carty, Prince George, B. C. , Mrs. Tom Critcherly, Edmonton; two brothers, Cleveland Skaggs, Grand Forks, ND, Spencer Skaggs, Edmonton, one sister, Susan Skaggs, Martha, KY; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1960

 

SKAGGS, Lewis

1882-1960

Lewis Skaggs, 78, of Ashland, KY Route 3, a retired farmer who died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the residence after an extended illness was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the John Steen Funeral Home. Mr. Skaggs was born January 19,1882, in Martha, KY, a son of the late Lafayette and Miriam Fyffe Skaggs. He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Luda Fannin Skaggs; two sons Elmer and D. A. Skaggs, both of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Clarice Busletter of Ashland, route 5, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Evans of Russell, KY and Mrs. Elizabeth Skaggs of Sandusky, OH and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Charles

1874-1960

Charles Thompson, 86, of Fort Gay Route 2, died in a Louisa hospital at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Mill Creek with the Rev. Jay Rice and the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was made in Freelin Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay Route 2. He was born in Wayne Co., WV, February 28, 1874, a son of the late Elias and Marinda Hampton Thompson. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Nearman of Charleston, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook of Fort Gay Route 2. The body was taken to the home of a niece, Mrs. Nathan Sword of Fort Gay Route 2, Friday, from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Virgil Lee

1880-1960

Virgil Lee Thompson, 80, of Louisa, Route 1, died Sunday at her residence after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack Skeens officiating. Burial was in Kinner Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. A retired coal miner, Mr. Thompson formerly lived on Louisa Route 4. He was born at Fallsburg, KY on May 19, 1880, a son of the late Andy and Katherine Skeens Thompson. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mary Stewart of Huntington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1960

 

WELLMAN, Robert Beckham

Robert Beckham Wellman, 11 years old, was killed and his playmate, Roger Deskins, was seriously injured, Wednesday evening, July 13, at Buchanan, KY, Lawrence county, both by the same 22 caliber riffle bullet. Harry Coleman Bowers, 25, of Huntington, WV told Lawrence County Sheriff J. J. Jordan that the accident occurred when he pulled the trigger of the riffle thinking it was not loaded. The boys had all gone to the bank of the Big Sandy River to do some target shooting. The boys were brought to the Louisa General Hospital by Bowers. The Wellman boy was dead on arrival. The Deskins youth was given emergency treatment and later transferred to the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY, where he is reported today to be recovering. Wellman is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wellman of Catlettsburg and Deskins, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Deskins also of Catlettsburg. Sheriff Jordan said Bowers gave him this version of the tragic accident. We were in a wooded section near the Big Sandy River at Buchanan. I told the boys to go down to the river bank and see if any one was there, that we were going to do some shooting with the rifle. He further related that the Deskins youth grabbed the Wellman youth when the Wellman youth indicated he did not want to go to the river bank. He said the Deskins youth told him (Bowers) to shoot. Bowers said he pulled the trigger, unaware that the rifle was loaded. Bowers was held here for questioning and later released on a $1,000 bond after waiving to the Lawrence County Grand Jury September term. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1960

 

WHITE, D. W.

 1870-1960

D. W. White, 90, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Louisa, died at 10 p.m. Monday after a long illness. Mr. White was born July 14, 1870 in West Virginia, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James White. He was a retired farmer. Private funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Chapel by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. O. F. Gandee of Clendenin, WV, Mrs. J.B. Ellis and Mrs. W. T. Board both of Newton, WV, Mrs. Jake Wright of South Charleston, WV, Mrs. Clyde McGlothlin of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Smith Wright of Looneyville, WV and three sons, C. P. White of Oak Hill, OH, E. K. White of Wooster, OH and R. D. White of Gallipolis, OH. R. D. White was the former manager of the Louisa Department Store and has many friends here. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1960

 

 

WRIGHT, William

1896-1960

William Wright, 63, of Louisa, Route 2, died at his home Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 p.m. A retired coal miner, he formerly lived at Holden, WV, and moved to Louisa a year ago. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wright was born in Tennessee on September 15, 1896, a son of the late Samuel and Martha Preston Wright. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Pack Wright; two stepsons, Grady Maynard of Huntington and Leslie Maynard of Newport News, VA, three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Lovely of Rock Creek, WV, Mrs. May Miller of Lake City, TN, and Miss Vina Wright of Columbus, OH and three brothers, John Wright of Dunlow, and Noah and Lawrence Wright of Lake City. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1960

 

 

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ARMSTRONG, Anna Mary (Miller)

1908-1960

Mrs. Anna Mary Armstrong, 52, one of Louisa's highly esteemed and beloved citizens succumbed Monday, August 8, at 4:15 p.m. in a local hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. The deceased, born June 6, 1908, was a daughter of Judge Clyde L. Miller, of Louisa, and the late Kenna Ferguson Miller. She was an active member of the Louisa Methodist church where she served as organist for more than two decade, seldom missing a single church service. She was also active in the church school program, serving as treasurer for many years, and she also served as treasurer of the Wesleyan Service Guild for a period of years. She was made a life member when she retired as treasurer of the organization. She was a charter member of the Louisa Women's Club, a member of the Parent-Teacher Association and was active in both organizations. Mrs. Armstrong, who had been associated as first grade teacher at the Elementary School here for the past twenty years, received her early education in the Louisa Schools and her B. A. Degree from Morehead State College. She also attended Marshall College and the University of Kentucky where she was a member of Kappa Delta social sorority and Phi Beta, National music and dramatic arts sorority. In 1928 she was named among the "Ten Most Beautiful Women" on the UK campus. Mrs. Armstrong's parents moved to Ashland in 1922 where she conducted a private kindergarten. After the family returned to Louisa in 1937, she, in addition to her church, school and club activities, taught private classes in music, both piano and organ. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Jack M. gold, and two former pastors, Rev. L. R. Buskirk of Catlettsburg and Rev. Charles Perry of Paintsville, officiating. The church choir will sing favorite hymns of the deceased and W. T. Hinkle, soloist, will sing, "The Twenty-third Psalm". Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to the father, include a son, Smith (Pete) Armstrong of Louisa and a brother, James K. Miller of Ashland. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home Thursday one hour preceding funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1960

 

BRADLEY, Gypsy (Compton)

1885-1960

Mrs. Gypsy Bradley, 75 years old of Blaine, KY, died at her home Thursday night, August 4, after an illness of several months. She was a former resident of Fallsburg before moving to Blaine 21 yeas ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born on Louisa, Route 3, February 9, 1885, a daughter of the late Henry and Julia Cooksey Compton. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 47 years. Survivors include the husband, Grover Bradley, to whom she had been married 52 years, one daughter, Mrs. Allen Roberts of Blaine; four sons, Kenneth, Henry G. and Farris H. all of Ashland, and Donald at home; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Elkins of Ashland; three brothers, John, and James Compton of Louisa Route 3 and J. N. Compton of Akron, OH, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1960

 

BURTON, Dorothy Mae (Damron)

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Burton, 69, of Louisa, KY, Route 5, died Sunday night at her home after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery. Mrs. Burton was born November 26, 1890, near Louisa, a daughter of the late John D. and Claudia Frazier Damron. She was a member of the Baptist Church. surviving are the husband, John M. Burton, three daughters, Mrs. Bill Parks of Pickerington, OH, Mrs. Russell Hicks of Columbus, and Miss Dimple Burton of Louisa and a son, Luther M. Burton of G?? , OH, six sisters, Mrs. W. B. Curnutte of Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. ?? Peters? of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. H. H. M?? of Lexington,, KY, Mrs. Richard Stowers of Beckley, WV and Mrs. Con Carton of Logan, WV and Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Charleston, SC; a brother, John B. Damron of Louisa, Route 5 and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 18,1 960

 

DELONG, Blaine

1911-1960

Blaine DeLong, 48, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4 in the Veterans' Hospital, Huntington, WV, after an illness of six months. He had lived in Prestonsburg until 12 years ago when he came to Louisa. Mr. DeLong was born October 8, 1911, in Avondale, WV, a son of Mrs. Alta Jane Setser DeLong and the late Ephriam Blaine DeLong. He was associated with the soil conservation service several years, and was a member of the Disabled Veterans. He served in World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the residence on Route     1, with the Rev. Grover Fannin and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Blaine DeLong Home Cemetery. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Irene Poe DeLong; four sisters, Mrs. Otto Hyden, Auxier, KY, Mrs. Marvin Akers, of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Vesta Mittelstadt of Route 1 Louisa and Mrs. Graham McGuire of Benton and one brother, Warren G. DeLong of Greenup, KY. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral H0me to the residence at 4 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1960

 

HAYES, Mary Jane (Ramey)

1874-1960

Mary Jane Hayes, 86 years, widow of John R. Hayes, died August 3, 1960. Her husband preceded her in death 38 years ago. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Mont and Jesse Hayes and a daughter, Martha Hayes. Mrs. Hayes was born at Adams, KY, March 2, 1874, a daughter of Mollie Thompson Ramey and Henry Ramey. She was a member of the United Baptist Church since early life. The body will be removed to the home Friday morning from thee Young Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment will be made in the Hayes Cemetery at Adams. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Burton of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Madge Wheeler of Ashland, KY, one sister, Mrs. Ella Cordle, who has resided with her for almost four years; four brothers, Jim and Lundy Ramey of Waverly, OH, Renny and Walter Ramey of Ashland, six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1960

 

HOLBROOK, Rebecca (Sparks)

1899-1960

Mrs. Rebecca Holbrook, 69, of Columbus, OH formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, August 10 in a Columbus nursing home. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Smokey Valley Church near Louisa with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial followed in Hay cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Mrs. Holbrook was born September 16, 1899 at Mazie, KY. Her parents were the late Solomon and Nancy Hay Sparks. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Ross and  Mrs. Philip Campbell both of Columbus, two sons, W. C. Holbrook of South Webster, OH and Albert Holbrook of Columbus, 8 brothers, John Sparks and Rev. William Sparks of Martha, KY, Noah and Emory Sparks of Mazie, Jim Sparks of Middletown, OH, George Sparks of Tucson, AZ and Ulysses and Virgil Sparks of Minford, OH and 12 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1960

 

HOOSIER, W. S. (Bert)

1878-1960

W. S. (Bert) Hoosier, 82, a lifelong resident of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday night August 19, at his home of Route 1 after an illness of one year. Mr. Hoosier, a farmer, was born at Fort Gay on June 11, 1878, a son of the late William and Sarah Bellomy Hoosier. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. O. S. Donahoe and the Rev. Ralph Tuley officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay, Route 1. Survivors include the widow, the former Effie Crabtree; six daughters, rs. Marvin Wilson of Dexter, OH, Mrs. Homer Dean of Camden, NJ, Mrs. Frank Lengacher of Wooster, OH, Mrs. J. C. Thompson of Medina, OH, Mrs. A. O. McClug of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Delbert Burchett of Orlando, FL; a sister, Mrs. Joe Huff of Rittman, OH; a brother, Alva Hoosier of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1960

 

 

JORDAN, Tamery (Booth)

1892-1960

Mrs. Tamery Booth Jordan, 68, Louisa, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, August 11, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Richard Cramer, in Dayton, OH after an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Jordan left Louisa several weeks ago to visit her daughter and was stricken there. Mrs. Jordan was born May 5, 1892 at Crum, WV a daughter of the late Mary Etter Booth and Daniel R. Booth, of Blaine, who is over 100 years old. Her husband,, Chester Jordan, also survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past years. She was a member of the Baptist Church 46 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Elouise. In addition, to her father, husband and daughter, surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Elmer Nelson of Rapid City, SD, two sons, Claude F. Jordan of Knoxville, TN, and J. W. Jordan of Dayton, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Willa Williamson of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Hattie Allen of Bridgeton, NJ, Mrs. Larkin Ferrell of Majestic, KY, Mrs. Sarah Kelly of Godfrey, IL and Mrs. Florence booth at home; three brothers, John A. Booth of Dayton, OH, Enoch Booth of Phelps, KY and Walter Booth of Columbus, GA; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1960

 

MARCUM, Marlen L.

1902-1960

Marlen L. Marcum, 58, well-known Louisa man, died in a local hospital Wednesday morning at 8:30 where he had been a patient four days following an illness of ten months. Mr. Marcum formerly lived at Salt Lick, KY, but had been a resident of Louisa 45 years. He was married to Zelda Moore Marcum 36 years. Born at Soldier, KY, February 22, 1902, son of Mrs. Frances V. Deering Marcum and the late J. N. Marcum, Sr., he was a member of the Christian Church 46 years. He attended  Kentucky Normal College, Louisa and was a graduate of Carnegie Tech University. He was engaged in oil and gas promotion in the Tri-State area. He formerly was with the C & O Railway 34 years as operator and chief special agent with the Big Sandy Division. He is survived by the widow and mother of Louisa; two sons, James V. Marcum, Ashland, KY and Marlen L. Marcum, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Mrs. R. R. Sisson, Louisa, two brothers, J. N. Marcum, Jr., Louisa and John D. Marcum, Lexington, KY and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1960

 

MCCOY, William Hugh

1906-1960

William Hugh McCoy, 54, a life-long resident of Davella, KY died Tuesday, August 16, at a Louisa nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, from the home of Winfield Delong of Davella, with the Rev. Hershell Short officiating. Burial was in the Delong Cemetery at Davella. A former coal miner, Mr. McCoy was born March 3, 1906, a son of the late Tobe and Margaret Gobel McCoy. Survivors include one son, Glen McCoy of Hamilton, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith, Mrs. Julie Delong and Mrs. Della Moore of Davella. The body was taken to the Delong residence Wednesday afternoon from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1960

 

POPE, George

1874-1960

George Pope, 85, of Route 4, Louisa, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, August 3, at 8 a.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Pope was born December 16, 1874, son of James and Katherine Spurlock Pope, in Pike County, KY. He was a member of the United Baptist Church 53 years. His wife, Elizabeth Thompson Pope preceded him in death June 21, 1959. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 5, 2 p.m. from Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial will take place in Wellman Cemetery, Elouise, KY. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dan Booth, Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Julia Phillips, Lobtat, WV; two brothers, John Pope, Tangerine, FL, and Creed Pope, Thacker, WV. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1960

 

PRESTON, Harper

1920-1960

Harper Preston, 39, a lifelong resident of Richardson, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of six months.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the United Baptist Church, Richardson of which he had been a member 24 years with the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating.  Burial was in the Meade Cemetery on Nat’s Creek. He was born at Richardson on June 5, 1921 a son of the late Melvin and Lucinda Stacy Preston.  He had been a miner for 17 years and was employed by the R. B. Ratliff Coal Co. in Pike County until his death.  He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Fitch Preston, to whom he had been married for 17 years; two children, the Misses June Ell and Opal Ann Preston, and two sons, Shirley David & Melvin Preston, Jr. at home, one sister, Mrs. Claude Maynard of Isaban,  WV, and three brothers, Scott Preston of Richardson, Elza Preston of Louisa, and Edgar Preston of Paintsville, KY.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home.

 

RATCLIFF, Lizzie (Maynard, Preston)

1870-1960

Mrs. Lizzie Maynard Preston Ratcliff, 89, of Patrick, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Thursday, August 11, after an illness of 10 months. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the residence at Patrick with the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Robert Preston Cemetery at Patrick. She was born September 9, 1870 at Louisa, Route 2, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jane Fitch Maynard. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 63 years. She was the widow of John Ratcliff who died in 1947. Her first husband, Joe Preston, died in 1926. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Vent Walters, of Ashland, Mrs. Jake Pack of Tecumcati?, NM, Mrs. Burns Ratcliff of Patrick and Mrs. Clyde Clines of Florida; two sons, Walter "Pete" Preston of Richardson, and Forest "Jack" Preston of Louisa, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. George Boyd of Stone, KY and Mrs. Forest Childers of Louisa, four brothers, John F. Maynard of Richardson, Charles Maynard of Louisa, Route 1, Drew Maynard of Man, WV and Allen Maynard of Columbus, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 18,1960

 

WELLMAN, Rev. Samuel

1891-1960

The Rev. Samuel Wellman, 69, of West Twelfth Street, Huntington, WV, died unexpectedly Monday night at his home. He was a retired Methodist minister. Rev. Wellman was born in Lawrence county, KY a son of the late Menelaus and Exer Murray Wellman. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. S. B. Hart and the Rev. O. S. Donahoe, pastor of the Fort Gay Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Frasher Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. The body will lie in state one hour preceding the funeral. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Mae Holbrook Wellman, three sons, Ernest Edgar Wellman of Glenwood, WV, Ovet M. Wellman of Huntington and Paul Wellman of Morgantown, WV, four daughters, Mrs. Exer Conrad of Glenwood, Mrs. Dorothy Billips and Mrs. Pauline Hendricks both of Lesage, WV and Mrs. Kathleen Stephenson of Barboursville, Route 1, WV; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, Ernest Wellman of Clinton, IN; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Payton of Tyrone, OK; one half brother, Paul Wellman of Kenova and three half sisters, Mrs. Betty Artrip and Mrs. Billie Johnson of Fort Gay and Mrs. Eunice Thompson of Ashland, KY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1960

 

YORK, Sue (Gibson)

Mrs. Sue York, 65, of Louisa, died at a Louisa hospital Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. W. D. Watson and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born February 8, 1885, at Busseyvile, KY, a daughter of the late James and Mary Moore Gibson. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include the husband, Julius York; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Millard of Williamson, WV, Mrs. John Jay Justice of South Williamson, KY, Mrs. Luther Tackett of Martin, KY, and Mrs. Berlin C?? of Texas; three sons, Earl and Andy York of Louisa, and James H. York of Grayson, KY; one sister, Mrs. Martha ??, Prestonsburg, KY, two brothers, John B. Gibson of Huntington and Mont Gibson of Prestonsburg, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1960

 

YORK, Tennie Lou (Branham)

1897-1960

Tennie Lou York, 63, of Glenhayes, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist church of which she was a member with the Rev. Kearns, officiating. Burial was in York Cemetery at Glenhayes. Mrs. York was born at Clifford, KY on December 2?, 1896, daughter of the late Andrew and Minerva Frazier Branham. Survivors include the husband, James F. York, two sons, Charles Wayne York of Rittman, OH and James Arthur York, at home; one sister, Mrs. Martin Frazier of Clifford and two brothers, Andrew Branham of Clifford and Arthur Branham of Ashland. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1960

 

 

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AUSTIN, Nell (Williams)

1894-1960

Mrs. Nell Williams Austin, 66, of Louisa, KY, Route 4, died Monday at 6:05 p.m. in an Ashland hospital. She was the widow of Harry Austin and formerly lived at Kenova. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home at Catlettsburg by the Rev. James Cook. Burial was in the Dock's Creek Cemetery. She was born August 28, 1894, at Rexis, PA, a daughter of the late George L. and Annabelle Hooven Williams. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kenova and had lived in Louisa for the past three years. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Harry Baker of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. John Woods and Mrs. Edna Barber of Morehead, KY, Mrs. W. M. Shannon of DuBois, PA, Mrs. A. B. Huff of Kingsport, TN, and Mrs. Aaron McClelland of Ansted, WV. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1960

 

BOGGS, Chester Arthur

1887-1960

Chester Arthur Boggs, 73, of Louisa, died Friday at his home, following an illness of two years. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church 13 years and Jake Rice Lodge No. 606 F & AM, Blaine, KY for 48 years. He was born on July 29, 1887, at Blaine, the son of the late Eliphus and Julina Miller Boggs. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Masonic graveside services were held at the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ollie Kazee Boggs, to whom he was married for 50 years, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Lester of Ashville, OH and Mrs. M. C. Givens of Mount Gilead, OH, three sons, Russell B. Boggs, of Ashland and Stacy E. and Howard C. Boggs of Columbus, OH and nine grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

COOKSEY, Maude (Whitt)

1888-1960

Mrs. Maude Cooksey, 72, of Fallsburg, KY, formerly of Dennis, KY, who died at her home Wednesday, September 21, was buried in the family cemetery at Dennis following funeral services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Paul Vanhorn and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. She was born at Blaine, KY, on February 29, 1888, a daughter of the late Mack and Emma Adkins Whitt. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Dennis F. Cooksey, a daughter, Mrs. Lon Church of Louisa Star Route, a son, Edward Cooksey of Louisa Star Route, a sister, Mrs. Della Hall of London, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1960

 

DINGESS, Bernard

1960-1960

Bernard Dingess, infant son of Raymond and Hazel Watts Dingess of Genoa, WV was dead at birth Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Maryland Napier Cemetery at Stiltner, WV by the Rev. Gallie Robertson. Additional survivors include a twin brother, Herman, three other brothers, Eddie, Luther and Donald Ray Dingess, and two sisters, Kathy Jo and Janice Marie Dingess, all at home and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Watts, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Basil Watts, all of Ferguson, WV. The body was taken Monday morning at 9:30 from the Curtright Funeral Home to the cemetery, Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

FRAZIER, Mary Elizabeth (Branham)

1885-1960

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Frazier, 75, of Clifford, KY, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at her home shortly after returning from a visit with a daughter in Grove City, OH. Graveside services were conducted at the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. She was born February 1, 1885, at Clifford, daughter of the late Andrew and Minerva Frazier Branham. She was the widow of Martin Frazier, who died in September 1937,and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Perry and Mrs. Joseph Cantrell of Clifford, Mrs. Oscar Branham of Glenhayes, WV, and Mrs. James Stacey of Grove City, OH; five sons, William and Linzie Frazier of Louisa Route 1, A. J. Frazier of Clifford, Floyd Frazier of Columbus and John Henry Frazier of Mansfield, OH; two brothers, D. J. Branham of Clifford and Arthur Branham of South Point, OH; 39 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

HALL, Belle (Miles)

1881-1960

Mrs. Belle Hall, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday night at her home after an illness of several months. She had been a resident of Louisa for 25 years. Mrs. Hall was born June 7, 1881, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sallie Polley Miles. Survivors include a son, W. J. Hall of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Tom P. Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Georgia Jordan of Louisa Route 2; two brothers, Allen Miles of Logan, WV and Fred Miles of Whitehouse, KY and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September, 22, 1960

 

HAY, Leander Rufus

1912-1960

Leander Rufus Hay, 47, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Catlettsburg, KY, died Saturday night in a Detroit hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Pentecostal Church of Christ at Catlettsburg with the Rev. Edward Gilbert officiating. Burial was made in the Smokey Valley Cemetery near Louisa. He was born at Louisa, on December 1, 1912, a son of the late Rev. Martin A. hay and Mrs. Mary Jane Hay, now of Detroit. He moved to Detroit four years ago from Catlettsburg. Additional survivors include two brothers, Martin Hay of Detroit and Walter Hay of Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Cyrus of Flatwoods, KY Mrs. Hattie Yates of Elyria, OH, and Mrs. Rebecca Caperton of Denver, CO. The body was at the Carmen Funeral Home, Ashland, and was taken at 11 a.m. Monday tot he home of Mrs. Cyrus, 606 Mullins Street, Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

HUNLEY, Ella (Lemaster)

1881-1960

Mrs. Ella Lemaster Hunley, 79, of Lowmansville, KY, formerly of East Bank, WV, who died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank England of Rockton, IL, Route 1, where she was visiting, will be buried in Lick Creek Cemetery following funeral services Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church at Whitehouse, KY, with the Rev. Fred Rowland and the Rev. Dick Rowland officiating. Mrs. Hunley was born at Fuget, KY on January 8,1 881, a daughter of the late Jim and Katherine Rowland Lemaster. She was first married to Jim Collins, who died many years ago. She had been a member of the Holiness Church for 49 years. Survivors in addition to the daughter, include the husband, Jim Hunley; one son, Ernest Lemaster of East Bank and one brother, Harrison Lemaster of Burnwell, WV. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Wednesday and was taken to the home of Masley Lemaster at Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

MAYNARD, Nancy (Maynard)

1880-1960

Mrs. Nancy Maynard, 80, of Ft. Gay, WV, died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital after an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Maynard was born at Haney, WV on February 29, 1880, a daughter of the late John H. and Frances Davis Maynard. She moved to Ft. Gay 7 years ago from Cassie, WV, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church at Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Nathan Chaffin officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Her husband, Burgess Maynard, died in May of this year. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dewey Parsley of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Audrey Jarrell of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Susie Maynard of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Nora Neece of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Fred Bentley of Braeholm, WV; two sons, Jacob A. Maynard of Cleveland and Raymond Maynard of New York City; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Maynard of Barnabus, WV, Mrs. Ella Maynard of Chapmansville, WV, Mrs. Lucy Maynard of Dunlow, WV and Mrs. James Maynard of Genoa, WV; four brothers, Millard and Mark Maynard, both of Dunlow, George Maynard of Wayne, WV, and Floyd Maynard of Omar, WV; 50 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour preceding the funeral. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

MEEK, Melvin F.

1888-1960

Melvin F. Meek, 74 of 121, W. Fourth Ave., Williamson, WV, formerly of Louisa, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday in a Williamson hospital after a four day illness. Mr. Meek had resided in Williamson more than 40 years and retired three years ago as an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., He was a veteran of World War I, member of the American Legion, O'Brien Masonic Lodge, No. 161 and the First Baptist Church of Williamson. He also was a member of Bem-Kedem Shrine of Charleston, WV. Born December 23, 1888 at Louisa, he was a son of the late Fernando W. and Belle Baisden Meek. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. S. H. Hall officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa with members of O'Brien Lodge conducting graveside services. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary F. Muncy Meek; four sisters, Mrs. John Wellman of Route 1 Louisa, Mrs. Guy Bailey of Williamson, Mrs. L. J. Terry of Pontiac, MI, and Mrs. Orville Weddington of Huntington, a brother, R. C. Meek of Waterloo, OH. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1960

 

MILLER, Carol

1959-1960

Carol Miller, one year old daughter of Dave Miller, Jr. and Syrilda June Kitchen Miller, died Friday, September 2, at her home on Louisa, Route 4. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Other survivors include a sister, Mary Emily Miller and two brothers, Harold and Philip David Miller, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Miller of Louisa, Rothe 1 and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kitchen of Louisa Route 4. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1960

 

NOE, Rev. Bill D.

1902-1960

The Rev. Bill D. Noe, 58, of Radnor, WV, Route 1, died at his home Monday morning of a heart attack. A former miner, he had been a minister for several years, retiring one year ago. He was born in Radnor on June 27, 1902, a son of the late Hurston and Nancy Ellen Fraley Noe. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church 41 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martery Whitaker Noe, to whom he had been married 33 years; three daughters, Mrs. Tennie Hatfield of Gilbert, WV, Mrs. Frank Daley of Bainbridge, MD, and Miss Anita Lee Noe, at home; three sons, Charles William Noe of Gilbert, Sgt Franklin D. Noe, stationed at a U. S. air base at Charleston, SC and Harold Lee Noe, serving in the U. S. Navy at Norfolk, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Wilbur, Mrs. Frank M. Bryant and Mrs. Hollis Lefer, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Myrtle Black of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Martin L. Noe of Radnor, route 1, Edgar Noe of Hanging Rock, OH, and Cecil Noe of Dayton and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were incomplete at press time. the body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

PENNINGTON, James

1876-1960

James Pennington, 84, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tabor's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Dean Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. Mr. Pennington was born at Red Bush, KY, January 22, 1876, a son of the late William and Cynthia Curtis Pennington. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vinnia Salyers Pennington to whom he had been married 53 years, four daughters, Mrs. Mada Witt, Mrs. Mary Ball and Mrs. James Peck all of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Elda Copley of Butler, IN; five sons, Lloyd Pennington of Willow Wood, OH, Albert Pennington of Fort Gay, Roy Pennington of Akron, OH, Jay Pennington of Wooster, OH and Calvin Pennington of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Tennie Doss of Fort Gay; four brothers, Charley Pennington of Red Bush, Earl Pennington of South Point, OH, Willy Pennington of Fort Gay and Jay Pennington of Utah; 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1960

 

ROBERTS, Calvin

1880-1960

Calvin Roberts, 80, of Prichard, Route 1, WV, died in a Louisa hospital, Tuesday, August 23 at 2 p.m. after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown by the Rev. H. E. Smith and the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on Prichard Route 1. He was born at Point Pleasant on March 12, 1880, a son of the late Oliver and Sarah Keen Roberts, and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Susie Parks Roberts, died last January 22. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Quincy Staley of Los Angeles, Mrs. Thomas lively of Barberton, OH and Mrs. German White of Huntington; seven sons, Floyd Roberts, at home, Percy Roberts of Kenova, Logan Roberts of Chesapeake, OH, Edward Roberts of Barberton, Harrison Roberts at home, Lewis Roberts of Prichard Route 1, and Wilson Roberts of Prichard Route 2; three brothers, Blaine and William Roberts of Chesapeake and Ollie Roberts of Huntington; and 12 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

ROBERTS, W. Jay

1874-1960

W. J. Roberts, 88 years old, of Urbana, OH, formerly of Louisa, KY and Huntington, who died Saturday in an Urbana hospital was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa following funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church of Louisa with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Mr. Roberts had practiced for many years in Lawrence county and had served two terms as county attorney. He had been retired 15 years. He moved to Urbana last year. He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and of the Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He was born in Louisa on November 8, 1871, a son of the late Reuben C. and Emaritta diamond Roberts. His wife, Mrs. Ella Rae Holley Roberts died in 1919. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ira T. See of Lake Wales, FL, Mrs. John H. Moss of Huntington, WV, Mrs. F. F. Williamson of Ninety-Six, SC, and Mrs. George H. Dixon of Urbana; two sons, H. H. Roberts of Wadsworth, OH, and M. B. Roberts of Beckley, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Picklesimer and Mrs. Gertrude Hayes, both of Louisa and Mrs. May Crank of Fallsburg, KY; one brother, Bristow Roberts of Louisa and 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

SIZEMORE, George W.

George W. Sizemore, 62, of Prestonsburg, was claimed at Veterans' Hospital, Huntington, WV, at 9:10 a.m. Monday, August 22. He was a victim of sclerosis of the liver. Mr. Sizemore, a brother of Mrs. J. C. Hager of Louisa was a veteran of World War II and was wounded at Anzio Beach. He was a member of the American Legion Post 127, Prestonsburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rose Ford Sizemore; a son and two daughters, Don Sizemore and Mrs. Ernest Wallen, both of Marshall, MI and Mrs. Edward Fannin, Manchester, KY; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Hager, Louisa and seven grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday August 24 from the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ray Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Ford Cemetery at Lancer, KY, under the direction of Moore Funeral Home. Attending from Louisa were Rev. and Mrs. Hager, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hager, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Hampton, Mrs. Shirley Meade and Mr. James Hager. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

SPARKS, R. D.

1872-1960

Death came Sunday night, August 28, to a physician, Dr. R. D. Sparks, 89, who delivered 5,009 babies during his 64 years of practice. The aged physician, a native of Martha, KY, who had been in declining health for 3 years, and seriously ill for the past 6 months died in a hospital at West Liberty, KY, where he had practiced medicine for more than 60 years. The deceased, a member of the Sparks generation that has produced many doctors, was a son of the late Reuben R. and Mary Curnutte Sparks and a brother of the late Dr. J. Cecil and Dr. Walter Sparks and the late Morton Sparks of Martha. Dr. Sparks, after graduating from the Louisville School of Medicine went to Morgan County at the age of 23 and commenced practicing on Elkfork at the mouth of Williams Creek. Later he moved to West Liberty and had practiced continuously until retiring three or four years ago. He was a member of Elkfork Masonic Lodge and served as its Master many years. At West Liberty's July Fourth celebration, two years ago, he was presented a scroll of honor at the ceremony in the public square for his long, kind efficient and unselfish service to the people of Morgan and surrounding counties. At that time he said he had kept records of the babies he has delivered and that the number was 5, 009. He said he remembered he once had eight typhoid patients in one family at the same time. Doctors in those early days traveled by horseback into all parts of the county and adjoining counties, many times staying in the saddle two or three days at a time, especially during epidemics. Their fees in the old days were $2.oo for a trip up to 10 miles and 50 cents for patients seen along the way. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning, August 31, in the Potter Chapel in West Liberty. Interment was made in Salyers Cemetery at West Liberty with the Masonic order conducting its ritual at the grave. He is survived by two sons, Winfred C. Sparks of South Ben, IN, a district executive for the j. C. Penney Co., and Walter D. Sparks,  of Mountain, Lake, NJ, a department head for the Bell Telephone division of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. His wife, Mrs. Florence Hutchinson Sparks, died in 1948. Big Sandy News, September 8,1960

 

VARNEY, Ben

1894-1960

The body of a retired miner was found Tuesday evening  on a hillside on East Fork, about 18 miles north of here, where he apparently died of a heart attack several hours earlier while squirrel hunting with a son in law. Byron Young, Louisa mortician, said the body of Ben Varney, 66, of Stone, KY was found about 4 p.m. by a party of searchers. Mr. Young said James Hall, Jr., of Louisa, became alarmed when his father in law failed to return to their parked car at noon. When he was unable to locate the elderly man, Mr. Hall enlisted the aid of several other men in the area to begin a search. Mr. Varney was born in Pike County, KY January 1, 1894, a son of Mrs. Phoebe Trout Varney, of Belfry, and the late Andy J. Varney. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Maudie Mullins Varney; two daughters, Mrs. James Hall, Jr. of Louisa and Mrs. Ed Fingler of Cleveland; five sons, Ralph and the Rev. Lincoln Varney of Detroit, and Rev. Bobby Varney of Pinson Fork, KY, James Willis Varney of Franklin, KY and Jonah Varney of Cleveland; four sisters, Mrs. Jim Greer, Mrs. Bill Varney and Mrs. Tom Varney, all of Belfry, KY and Mrs. Selmer Blevins of Stone; three brothers, Willard Varney of Belfry, Thomas Varney of Stone and Estill Varney of Huddy, KY; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1960

 

WALTERS, Lena (Hager)

1884-1960

Mrs. Lena Hager Walters, 75, of Georges Creek, KY, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward Lemaster, of 2616 Monroe St., Ashland, KY. She had been ill for the past year. Mrs. Walters was born November 27, 1884, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Frank and Louisa Preston Hager. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Patrick, KY. Funeral services were conducred at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Everett Slone and Dave Sturgill. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include the husband, G. W. Walters, seven daughters, Mrs. Denvil Chandler and Mrs. Robert Blair of Huntington, Mrs. Robert Branham of Louisa, Mrs. Lemaster, Mrs. George Burgess and Mrs. Earl B. Preston, all of Ashland, and Miss Mary Lucille Walters of Dayton, OH; three sons, Frank Walters of Richardson, KY, John Walters of Catlettsburg, and German W. Walters, Jr., of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Fred Norman of Hendersonville, NC; a brother the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa; 36 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1960

 

WELLMAN, Mollie (Gambill)

1878-1960

Mrs. Mollie Gambill Wellman, 82, a well-known Louisa woman succumbed at 10:15 a.m. Thursday September 15 in a local hospital following an extended illness. The deceased was a former Lawrence County school teacher, receiving her early education at Martha, and later at Blaine during the regime of the late Prof. G. Milton Elam. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa where she taught a Sunday School class as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Wellman was born May 28, 1878, at Martha, KY, a daughter of the late Meredith and Emily Hunter Gambill, pioneer citizens of that section. She was the widow of L. F. Wellman, a former Lawrence County Judge and owner of L. F. Wellman Hardware Store for 51 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Gray of Louisa; two sisters, Miss Alice Gambill and Mrs. G. C. O'Neal of Chattanooga, TN and a brother, James Gambill, also of Chattanooga; one grandson, Dr. James L. Gray of Cincinnati, OH and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

WILLIAMSON, Charlie

1880-1960

Charlie Williamson, 80 years old, Ulysses, KY, died Friday, September 2, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the residence with the Rev. Deck Preston officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Cemetery on Fugitt Branch near Ulysses. A farmer, Mr. Williamson was born at Georges Creek, KY on June 1, 1880, a son of the late Harve and Frona Castle Williamson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Hickman Williamson, to whom he had been married for 50 years; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Cordle of London, OH and Mrs. John Boyd of Springfield, OH; and two brothers, Willie and Robert Williamson of Catlettsburg, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1960

 

WOOTEN, Berta (Nunley)

Mrs. Berta Nunley Wooten, 68, of Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital of a heart attack. She had been a hospital patient for 19 days. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Newcome Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Harmon Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. She was born August 13, 1892, a daughter of the late Lewis and Cynthia O'Daniels Nunley. Her husband, Edward Wooten, died in 1950. She had lived on Louisa Route 4 for 59 years, but had spent the past nine years in Louisa. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Johnson of route 1 Louisa, Mrs. T. L. Tackett of Louisa, and Mrs. James Lambert of Dayton, OH; a son, William L. Wooten of Louisa; three brothers, Will Nunley  of Ashland, Lindsey Nunley of Catlettsburg and Lewis Nunley of Knoxville, TN; and 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1960

 

WRIGHT, Benjamin T.

1876-1960

Benjamin T. Wright, 83, who died Wednesday, September 14, at the home of a daughter, MRs. Carrie McDowell, 618 Washington Ave., Coal Grove, OH, was buried in Ashland Cemetery, following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home with William Meade officiating. Mr. Wright was born at Beattyville, KY, on December 11, 1876, a son of the late Louis and Susan Maloney Wright. Employed as a carpenter by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad near Covington, KY for 25 years, he retired 20 years ago and had resided with the daughter for the past 12 years. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Wright died in 1917. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Ironton and a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Additional survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Eunice King of Hendersonville, NC and Mrs. Edna Sivers of Wilmington, OH; one son, Emerson Wright of Hendersonville; one sister, Mrs. E. E. Fletcher of New Richmond, OH, and 15 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. The deceased was the father of the late Homer Wright of Louisa. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Chesley Wright, Mrs. Homer Wright, and Mrs. Vinson Moore. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1960

 

 

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BRANHAM, Charles

1872-1960

Charles Frederick Branham, 72, was bound dead in bed at 6 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. L. L. Kinser, of Louisa, with whom he resided. Death was attributed to natural causes. Mr. Branham retired six years ago as a conductor with the Baltimore & Ohio Railway Company and had made his home with his sister since that time, moving here from Parkersburg, WV. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM of Louisa. He was born December 19, 1872, at Potters, KY, a son of the late Thomas J. and Malinda Chambers Branham. The sister is the only survivor. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack M. Gold officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery with Apperson Lodge 195 performing graveside services. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960 (Note: believe the birth date should be December 19, 1887--per WWII Draft Registration)

 

BRITT, Charles Robert

1893-1960

Charles Robert Britt, 66, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Thursday night October 6, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Saltpetre Community Church with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was made in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. He was born at Christiansburg, VA, on November 2, 1893, a son of the late George Washington and Sarah Stone Britt, and moved to Wayne County 35 years ago. An employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway for 49 years, he was foreman of the Saltpetre section. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Sites Britt, to whom he had been married for 41 years, five daughters, Mrs. Elmer Picklesimer of Big Prairie, OH, Mrs. Jack Stansberry of Louisa, Mrs. Marcus Crabtree of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. James Chapman of Huntington and Miss Ruby Britt at home; five sons, Robert Britt of Killbuck, OH, Nathan, James, and Jack Britt of Fort Gay and George Britt of Huntington and 16 grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

BURGESS, Anna Louise

1875-1960

Miss Anna Louisa Burgess, 85, died Saturday night at the home of cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freese, 316 Berry Street, Louisa, where she had resided for the past four years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born on Louisa, route 1, on October 4, 1875, a daughter of the late Wesley and Lettie Garred Burgess. She had been a member of the AME Church for 26 years. Additional survivors include 11 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 27,1960

 

BURGESS, Pricie (Preston)

1873-1960

Mrs. Pricie Preston Burgess, 88, of Georges Creek, KY, died Saturday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Cecil Mitchell of Georges Creek, with whom she had made her home for the past six years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. G. W. Walters officiating. Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery on the river road at Georges Creek. She was born on Georges Creek on March 9,1 872, a daughter of the late Robert M. and Sarah Childers Preston. She was the widow of Edward F. Burgess, who died in 1932. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since youth. Additional survivors include two other nieces, Mrs. Russell Kelly of Richardson, KY and Mrs. C. L. Jones of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1960

 

CRUM, Carl

1918-1960

Carl Crum, 38, of Ashland, native of this county, owner of a body shop at Flatwoods, died in a Greenup hospital, Wednesday night, October 5, about three hours after he was shot in the abdomen at his shop. Held at the Greenup County jail for questioning is Jack Carney, 38, night policeman at Russell, KY. Deputy Sheriff Jim Brown of Greenup County arrested Carney, who notified the sheriff's office that Crum had been shot. Deputy Brown quoted Carney that he and Crum, who were friends, were at the shop at about 4 p.m. when the off-duty officer fired a bullet from his .38 calibre revolver, not intending to wound Crum. Carney was quoted that there had been a "friendly bet" by Crum that Crum could draw a knife faster than Carney could draw his revolver. The shop the victim operated was the West End Auto Service. He lived at 3220 1/2 Greenup Avenue in Ashland. He was born November 9, 1919 in Lawrence County, a son of Henry and Nancy Skeens Crum. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

DRAKE, Henry D.

1883-1960

Henry D. Drake 77, of Louisa, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, October 19 after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Gallup Methodist Church with the Rev. J.M. Gold officiating. Burial was made in the McClure Cemetery at Gallup. He was an accountant for the Pennsylvania Railroad before his retirement 15 years ago. He was born in Louisa on August 10, 1883, a son of the late Matthew and Martha Ellen Muncy Drake. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. I.M. McGahey of Philadelphia. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1960

 

GARTIN, Elizabeth (Moore)

1871-1960

Funeral rites were conducted September 29, for Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsy) Gartin, 89, who died September 26, at the home of a daughter in law, Mrs. Otto Gartin, Lexington, KY following a long illness. The rites were conducted from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, KY with the Rev. Mr. Joseph Faulkner, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. The deceased was born January 13,1 871, at Cordell, KY, this county. She was a daughter of the late Eli J. and Emily Berry Moore. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She and her husband, the late John P. Gartin, were residents of Louisa before going to Ashland where they resided for many years. Survivors include two sons, Jack D. Gartin of Quonset, Point, R. I.  and Joe M. Gartin of Louisville; three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Adams and Mrs. R. M. Dean of South Point, OH, and Mrs. A. W. Osborne of Berea; three half brothers, W. H. and Dewey Moore of Louisa and Bascom Moore of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were her 2 half brothers,  W. H. and Dewey Moore. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960

 

GILLIAM, Francis Marion

1881-1960

Francis Marion Gilliam, 79, a farmer of Mazie, KY died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital Ashland after a two day illness. Mr. Gilliam was born May 10, 1881 at West Liberty, KY, a son of the late James Martin and Dolly Caskey Gilliam. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Barbara Fyffe Gilliam, one daughter Mrs. Lando Hammond of Ashland, three sons, Emory Gilliam of Springfield, OH, Mitchell Gilliam of North Hampton, OH, and Hardis Gilliam of Tremont, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ida Floyd of Jackson, OH, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha, KY, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was made in Fyffe Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960

 

HALE, Maud (Moore)

Mrs. Maud Moore Hale, 65, of Adams, KY, died Sunday at 1 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Mattie Methodist Church at Adams, with the Rev. William L. Stratton and the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hale was born at Lowmansville, Johnson County, KY, on January 9, 1895, a daughter of the late William and Isabelle Carter Moore. She had lived most of her life at Adams, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 40 years. Survivors include her husband, William H. Hale, to whom she had been married 46 years, a daughter, Mrs. Bess Witt of Frankfort, KY, a grandson, William Hugh Witt of Berea, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Kise of Delaware, OH, and Mrs. Zack Childers, of Louisa, Route 1, and one brother, William Moore of Alexander, OH. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before funeral time when it was taken to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1960

 

HICKS, Mary (Moore)

1919-1960

Mrs. Mary Hicks, 41 of 209 Twelfth Street, Ashland, died Sunday afternoon at her home after a long illness. She was the wife of R. L. Hicks. She was born March 4, 1919 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Anna Vanhorn Moore of Louisa and the late Dr. R. C. Moore. She had lived in Ashland 18 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, and burial will follow in the Alley Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to the husband and the mother are four daughters, Mrs. Georgia Meade of Summit, KY, Mrs. Anna Mary Preece of Louisa and the Misses Mary sue and Patricia Diane Hicks, at home; six brothers, Conn and Edgar Moore of Columbus, OH, Garland, R. C. Jr., Herman and Farris Moore, all of Louisa and one sister, Miss Lucinda Moore of Louisa and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960

 

PARKER, Jane (Limming)

1865-1960

Mrs. Jane Parker, 94, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Wednesday, October 5, at her home after an illness of a year. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the residence with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Parker was born October 15, 1865, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca Sargent Limming. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. Edford Parker, a United Baptist clergyman, died in 1945. Survivors include a dauaghter, Mrs. Minnie Chaffin of Columbus, OH; one brother, Jarrett Limming of Hannah, KY; one sister, Mrs. Judy Greene of Blaine, KY and 13 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

ROBERTS, George H.

1890-1960

George H. Roberts, 69, of Route 3, Louisa, who died at his home Wednesday night September 28 after a two month illness, was buried in the Roberts Cemetery on Route 3 following funeral services Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carter Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. A farmer Mr. Roberts, was born in the Irad community on October 12, 1890, a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Anna Burchett Roberts. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gussie Jordan Roberts, to whom he had been married 46 years; three sons, Harlan Roberts of Louisa, Route 3, Robert Roberts of Columbus, OH and Jack Roberts serving with the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific; two sister, Mrs. Hezekiah Davis of East Lynn WV and Mrs. Escom Thompson of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Carlos, McKinley and Millard Roberts, all of Louisa Route 3 and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960

 

SALMONS, Frankie (Marcum)

1869-1960

Mrs. Frankie Marcum Salmons, 91, of Fort Gay, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:15 a.m. today following an extended illness. Mrs. Salmons was born April 24, 1869, at Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison and Sarah Thompson Marcum. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Thomas A. Salmons, preceded her in death in 1947. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Concord Baptist Church, Route 5, Louisa, by the Rev. Henry C. Preece. Burial will be in Copley Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Albert Elkins of Kenova and Mrs. Martha Shields of Ogalla, NB, three sons, Zat Salmons of Patriot, OH, Phil Salmons of Route 5, Louisa, and Clyde Salmons of Fort Gay, 35 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1960

 

SALMONS, Sherman

1898-1960

Sherman Salmons, 62, of Crum, Route 1, died Thursday afternoon, October 6, at a Williamson hospital after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home of a brother, Dewey Salmons, on Baker Branch, Louisa, Route 5, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was made in the Salmons Cemetery on Baker Branch. He was born in Wayne County, WV on January 7, 1898, a son of the late W. A. and Florence Salmons. He formerly lived at Grundy, VA for 25 years before moving to Crum three years ago. He was an employee of the Thornsbury Lumber Co., at Ira, VA during his residence in Virginia. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vesta Ferguson Salmons, to whom he had been married for 42 years, three daughters, Mrs. Leon Hall of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Roger Garza of Fremont, OH, and Mrs. David J. Smith of El Paso, TX; two sons, Cecil Salmons of Green Springs, OH, and Danny Ray Salmons, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Calvin Brown of Dunlow, WV, Mrs. John Bell of Huntington, Mrs. Millard Hughes of Marion, OH and Mrs. James Porter of Kenova; four other brothers, Floyd, Lawrence and C. H. Salmons of Louisa Route 2 and Hubert Salmons of McVeigh, KY and 13 grandchildren. The body was taken to the Dewey Salmons residence Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

SCAGGS, Luther

1886-1960

Luther Scaggs, 74, of 1405 Stafford St. Westwood, a carpenter, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the residence after an illness of three months. Mr. Scaggs moved to Ashland 24 years ago from Akron, OH. He was born May 4, 1886, in Terryville, KY, a son of the late Jeremiah and Sarah Hill Scaggs. He attended the Westwood Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Scaggs, one daughter, Mrs. O. K. Lynn of San Mateo, CA; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Vivian Hall of Huntington; two brothers, Sam Scaggs of Hillsburg and A. L. Scaggs of Mesa, AZ, three sisters, Mrs. Julia Scaggs of Elkfork, KY, Mrs. Dora Scaggs of Martha, KY and Mrs. D. W. Ison of Portsmouth, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Christian Baptist Church in Westwood, KY with the Rev. Hol?? Conley and the Rev. E. C. Ma?? officiating. Burial was made in Piketon, Ohio at Mound Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1960

 

SIMPSON, James Harold

1960-1960

James Harold Simpson, infant son of Harold and Bonnie Lou Price Simpson, of Portsmouth, VA, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Friday, October 21, in a Portsmouth hospital. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Price Cemetery on Georges Creek near Ulysses with the Rev. Liss Cox officiating. Additional survivors include a sister, Sheila Gay Simpson at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rell Price of Ulysses and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Simpson of Ulysses. The body was taken to the cemetery from Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 27,1960

 

SMITH, Gregory Nelson

1951-1960

A nine year old Route 1 Prichard, WV boy was accidentally shot and killed Friday night, October 7, at his home. The victim was Gregory Nelson Smith, son of Carl Edward and Gladys Salyers Smith. Kentucky State Police quoted the boy's brothers, Gary Richard, 14, and Jerry Edward, 11, as saying Gregory was jumping around in the from room of the home and a shotgun in the corner fell and discharged. The charge struck the child in the face. One of the brothers ran across the road to where the mother was attending revival services at a Baptist Church to tell her of the accident. The revival immediately broke up. the child's father was at work at the time. The victim was born October 4, 1951 at Prichard. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960 (Front Page)

 

Gregory Smith, nine year old son of Carl Edward and Gladys Salyers Smith of Prichard, WV who was killed Friday night when a shotgun accidentally discharged was buried following funeral services conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church at Prichard with the Rev. Elmer Belcher officiating. The boy was jumping and playing about his living room when a shotgun in the corner fell and discharged. The buckshot struck him in the face. He died almost immediately. Additional survivors include two brothers Gary and Richard Smith, at home and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith of Prichard. The body was taken to the residence Sunday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

TACKETT, Turner L.

1920-1960

Turner Leslie Tackett, 40, of Route 4, Louisa passed away Tuesday, October 11, at 1:55 p.m. following a two year illness. The deceased, a retired civil engineer C & O Railway, was born July 17, 1920, Ashland, KY. He was a son of Edd and Josephine Roark Tackett and was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Newcomb Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Interment was in the Harmon Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors, other than the parents, are the widow, Mrs. Alice Tackett; two sisters, Mrs. John Lambert, Route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. George Sanger, Columbus, GA; nine brothers, Taylor Tackett, Casper, WY, Tillman Tackett of Farmington, NM, Talmadge Tackett, Louisa, KY, John Tackett, Wilmington,, OH, George Tackett, AFB, Ellsworth, SD, Howard Tackett, Cranden, WS, Hager Tackett, USAF, Philippine Islands, Jack Tackett, Route 4, Louisa and Paul E. Tackett, Elgin AFB, FL. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1960

 

THOMPSON, William Manley

1907-1960

William Manley Thompson, 52, of Phoenix, AZ, a former Ashland resident, died Tuesday October 4 in a Phoenix hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born October 21, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Robert Thompson, who resides in Ironton, OH and Carrie Wells Thompson of Phoenix. also surviving are one son, Donald Thompson of California; one sister, Mrs. James Stapleton of Wheelersburg, OH; two brothers, Herbert Thompson of Ashland, and Alfred Thompson of Phoenix and one grandchild. The body was returned to Ashland for funeral and burial services. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

THORNSBURY, Edgar L.

1894-1960

Edgar L. Thornsbury, 66, of Fort Gay Route 1, WV died Monday, October 17, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the residence with the Rev. James Finley and the Rev. Wallace Preece officiating. Burial was made in the George Dawson cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Mr. Thornsbury was born March 17, 1894 at Feds Creek, Pike Co., KY, a son of the late Clell and Alice Robertson Thornsbury. He moved to Fort Gay 13 years ago from Williamson, WV. Mr. Thornsbury had been a Norfolk & Western Railway brakeman for 27 years before his retirement 14 years ago. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. His first wife, Mrs. Lettie McCoy Thornsbury, died in 1926. He later married Mrs. Mary Chaney Thornsbury, who survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Fred L. Thornsbury of Rochester, NY, and Donald Ray Thornsbury of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Dixie Johnson of Florida, Mrs. Grover Morrison of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Grace Paetz of Dayton, OH; a half sister, Miss Virginia Thornsbury of Roanoke, VA and a half brother, Clyde Thornsbury of Roanoke; and 6 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday October 19 from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1960

 

WHEELER, Mary Ellen (Bartram)

1881-1960

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wheeler, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Wheeler was born on August 8, 1881, at Fort Gay, the daughter of the late Elisha and Martha Jane Robinson Bartram. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. O. S. Donahue officiating. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, David Wheeler, to whom she was married for 60 years, four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Bartram of Fort Gay, Mrs. Eleanor Varney of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Roary Varney of Wayne and Mrs. John E. Stiltner of Wadsworth, OH; a son, Arthur Wheeler of Vinton, OH; a sister, Mrs. E. F. Baker of Chesapeake, OH, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

WILSON, Charley J.

Charley J. Wilson, 80, passed away Saturday, October 8, at his home, Atlanta, OH, after suffering a stroke. The deceased formerly of Lick Creek, this county, was a member of the Baptist Church of Lick Creek. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday 2 p.m. from the Norris Funeral Home, Grove City, OH, with Rev. Jake Everett officiating. Interment was made in the Grove City Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Kelly Wilson, three sons, Cecil Wilson, Columbus, OH, Clyde Wilson, Atlanta, OH, Claude Wilson, Atlanta, GA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Akers and Mrs. Nannie Beck, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willie Akers, West Jefferson, OH, and Mrs. Dora Burgess, Ashland, KY; two brothers, Thomas and Millard Wilson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1960

 

 

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ALBRIGHT, William R. (Bill)

1879-1960

William Russell (Bill) Albright, 80, of Louisa, Route 4, formerly of Rush, KY, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Methodist Church at East Fork on Louisa Route 4, where he had been a member for more than 25 years, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was in Thornsbury Cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. A farmer, Mr. Albright had been retired fro 16 years. He was born near Salt Rock in Lincoln County, WV on November 12, 1879, a son of the late George and Samantha Elkins Albright. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ella Carter Albright; four daughters, Mrs. Richard Thornsbury and Mrs. John McDowell of Louisa, Route 4, and Mrs. Nathaniel Grizzle and Mrs. Jay Steel of Dayton, OH; 22 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

BURCHETT, Molly Mae (Spencer)

1897-1960

Mrs. Molly Mae Burchett, 63, of Louisa, died Thursday, November 10 at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Trigg Fraley officiating. Burial followed in the Chaffin Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. Mrs. Burchett was born January 10, 1897, on Louisa Route 1, a daughter of the late Elias and India Laney Spencer. Survivors include the husband, Ben F. Burchett; seven daughters, Mrs. Kermit Jordan, Mrs. Robert Ruddock, Mrs. Alda Walker, Miss Jane Burchett and Miss Louisa Burchett of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lloyd Marcum of Louisa and Mrs. James Church of West Jefferson, OH; a son, Ernest Burchett of West Jefferson; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Reynolds of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Bill Estep of Louisa, Route 1, a brother, Lewis Spencer of Isaban and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 17,1 960

 

BUSSEY, Julia (Isaac)

1878-1960

Mrs. Julia Bussey, 82, of Louisa, died at 12:30 Monday in a Charleston, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stafford officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bussey was born June 17, 1878, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry and Jane Hester Baisden Isaac. Her husband, Dr. Joseph C. Bussey, died in 1935. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Christina Justice of Charleston, a son, S. F. Bussey of Portland, OR, two sisters, Mrs. Sherman Earl of Huntington and Mrs. Carl Mohler of Los Angeles, CA; a brother, Thomas Isaac of Louisa, Route 1, and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

CAINES, Nellie (Fryley)

Mrs. Nellie Fryley Caines, 78, of Kenova, WV, who died Wednesday, November 2, at the home of a son, Goff Caines, was buried in the Dock's Creek Cemetery following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Curry officiating. She was the widow of Andy Caines, a former Norfolk & Western Railway employee. Additional survivors include two sons, Herbert Caines of Kermit and Elmer Caines of St. Albans, WV; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Belle Carney of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. John Page of Louisa and Mrs. Ruth Bostwick of Syracuse,  and a stepson, Joe Caines of Kenova and 4 grandchildren and 11 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

DANIELS, Alice (Salyers)

1883-1960

Mrs. Alice Salyers Daniel, 77, of Louisa, died Thursday, November 10, at 12:40 a.m. in a Huntington hospital after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born in Magoffin County, KY on January 17,1883, daughter of the late Logan and Caroline Hamilton Salyers. She was a widow of Cleveland S. Daniels who died in June 1951. She moved to Louisa 28 years ago from Flat Gap, KY, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Clyde S. Daniel of Louisa, a brother, Isom Salyers of Flat Gap and a grandchild, Carolyn Daniel of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 17,1960

 

EVANS, Nathan

1878-1960

Nathan Evans, 82, of Webb, WV, died Tuesday, November 1, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial followed in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Evans, a retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee was born in Logan County, WV, on November 24, 1878, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Evans. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Virgil McMillion of Dunlow, WV, Mrs. William Withrow of Rainelle, WV, Mrs. Ethel Clemons of Grove City, OH, Mrs.Aaron Stacey of Nallen, WV, and Mrs. Thomas Johnson of Webb; two sons, Frank Evans of Webb and Brady Evans of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Azel Brumfield of Crum; four brothers, John, Bill and Sam Evans of Crum Route 1 and Walter Evans of Connecticut. The body was taken to the home of Frank Evans Friday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

FARRIS, Evelyn (Webb)

1929-1960

Mrs. Evelyn Farris, 31, of Lenore, WV, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday night at a Louisa hospital after an illness of 9 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the East Kermit Freewill Baptist Church of which she was a member. Burial was in Murphy cemetery at Kermit. Mrs. Farris was born February 14,1929 at Kermit, a daughter of Mrs. Maxine Salmons Webb and the late Jeff Webb. Survivors in addition to the parents, are the husband, Sidney Farris of Lenore, a daughter Patricia Ann and a son, Jeffrey Webb, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Wright of Mann, WV, and Mrs. Floyd Martin of Kermit; two brothers, Ray Webb of Lorado, and James Webb with the Navy, a half brother, Hershel Salmons of Kermit. The body was taken Sunday to the residence of Mrs. Floyd Martin at Kermit, from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

FERGUSON, Wilma Lee

1954-1960

Wilma Lee Ferguson, 6 year old daughter of Clyde and Beulah Slone Ferguson of Blaine, KY died in a Louisa hospital Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the home of the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lou Ferguson of Blaine, with the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Clyde Ferguson Cemetery at Blaine. She was born May 18,1 954 at Blaine. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Jack Wheeler of Columbus, OH, and Miss Alvie Louise and Miss Earl Jean Ferguson, both at home; five brothers, Ledgell, Ellis, Willis, Larry and Calvin Ferguson, all at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Imo Slone of Winfred, KY. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandmother Monday at 2 p.m. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1960

 

GARRED, Matthew David

1901-1960

Dr. Matthew David, (M. D. ) Garred, 58, of 826 Rogers Ct. Ashland, died suddenly at 10:04 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, in King's Daughters' Hospital.  Dr. Garred suffered a heart attack while in the operating room at the hospital and died shortly afterward. His brother, Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg, was assisting him in an operation. Dr. Garred attended the University of Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He began his medical practice at the old Baptist General Hospital, Ashland in 1926 where he served as an assistant to the late Dr. J.M. Stephenson, chief of staff at the hospital. He was a member of the surgical staff at King's Daughters' Hospital, Our Lady of Bellefonte and the Riverview Hospital in Louisa. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was a member and past president of the Boyd County Medical Association. He also was a member of the Kentucky and American medical associations and of Phi Chi medical fraternity. Dr. Garred headed the Eastern Kentucky Crippled Childrens Commission and was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Ashland Rotary Club and Poage Lodge No. 325 F & AM. A veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army aboard the hospital ship Seminola as chief surgeon during the invasion of Sicily. He was born November 9, 1901, at Louisa, a son of the late Lee Alvin and Jane E. Elam Garred. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Baptist Church, Ashland, with the Dr. William T. Flynt and Dr. J. S. Faulconer officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lottie Mae Rogers Garred; a daughter, Mrs. James N. Aldridge of Lesage, WV; a son, M. D. Garred, Jr., of Erie, PA; four sisters, Mrs. Rice K. Braley and Mrs. Vernon Weathers of Ashland, Mrs. L. C. Richmond, Sr., of Milton, WV, and Mrs. Lonzo Arrington of Louisa; three brothers, Dr. U. V. Garred of Whitting, Iowa, Dr. I. M. Garren of Morehead, and Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg; and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1960

 

MAYNARD, Ike Frazier

1919-1960

Ike Frazier Maynard, 41, of Glenhayes, WV, died November 9, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of his parents at Glenhayes with the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Kelly Castle officiating. Burial was in the Mayard Cemetery at Glenhayes. He was born July 14, 1919, at Glenhayes, a son of McKinley and Lexie Frazier Maynard. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Roberta Kidd Maynard; two daughters, Patricia Ann Maynard and Linda Mae Maynard, of Bakersfield, CA; three sons, Richard Maynard of Bakersfield, and Jerry Lynn and Terry Lewis Maynard, at home; a sister, Miss Minerva Mae Maynard of Kenova, WV; and five brothers, Neville Maynard of Williamson, WV, Maxwell S. Maynard of Glenhayes, Captain Charles L.. Maynard, with the Air Force in North Africa, Dombey L. Maynard of Forest Hills, KY and Darrell Maynard of South Point, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1960

MOORE, Vickie Lynn

1960-1960

Graveside rites were conducted Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackburn Cemetery for Vickie Lynn Moore, one day old daughter of Eugene and Edith Blackburn Moore of Columbus, OH. Rev. William W. Moore officiated at the rites and burial was under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors other than the parents are one sister, Sandra, a brother, Philip, both at home. The paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moore of Adams, KY, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Blackburn of Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 17,1960

 

MUNCY, Andrew Jackson

1874-1960

Andrew Jackson Muncy, 86, 307 Pike Street, Louisa, died Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at this home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. A retired farmer, Mr. Muncy had operated a rooming house in Louisa for the past 30 years. He was born in Louisa Route 1 on January 7, 1874, a son of the late S. K. and Deresa Carter Muncy. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mollie Carter Muncy, four nieces, Mrs. Vera Amburgey of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Bess Carson, St. Louis, MO, Miss Roberta Muncy, Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Dersa Preston, Gallup, KY; six nephews, James Muncy, Victor Muncy, Pottsville, PA, Roy Muncy, Allentown, PA, Gene McClure, Columbia, SC, Bascom Muncy, Louisa and Jim Muncy of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1960

 

PARSONS, William Jasper

1875-1960

William Jasper Parsons, 85, of Route 2, Louisa, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his son, Drew Parsons, following an illness of six months. Mr. Parsons was born May 29, 1875, on Johns Creek in Pike County, a son of the late Henry and Mary Griffith Parsons. He was a member of the Chapman Methodist Church. His wife, Mary Belle Parsons, preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cyrus Fortner of Gallup, KY, three other sons, R. G. and Harvey Parsons, both of Urbana, OH and Thomas J. Parsons,, of Lima, OH; one sister, Mrs. F. B. Lowe of Thomas, KY, one brother, Alex Parsons of Thomas, KY; 26 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 17,1960

 

RATLIFF, Sophia (Fugate)

1891-1960

Mrs. Sophia Clay Ratliff, 69, of Louisa, Route 4, died Thursday, November 17, in a Paintsville, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Fugate Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. Mrs. Ratliff was born March 14, 1891, at Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late John E. and Arminta Taylor Fugate. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her first husband, William Allen Clay, died in 1948. She was married 9 years ago to Clark Ratliff, who survives. Also surviving are two nieces and three nephews. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1960

 

RICE, Millie (Fletcher)

1885-1960

Mrs. German W. (Millie) Rice, 75, of Leander, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Liberty Baptist Church in Denver, of which she was a member for over 50 years, with the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery, Ivyton, KY. Survivors include one stepson, Oscar Rice of Louisa, with home she had made her home for the past year; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Adams of Wheelwright, KY, and Miss June Fletcher of Portsmouth, OH; two brothers, Lacy Fletcher of Riceville, KY and Callie Fletcher of Rising Sun, IN, three step grandchildren, Marvin Rice of Huntington, WV, Attorney Edwin D. Rice and Mrs. J. E. Ferguson of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Bruce F.

1900-1960

Bruce F. Thompson60, lifelong resident of Mill Creek, Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Marion Thompson home on Mill Creek with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery on Mill Creek. He was born April 21, 1900, a son of the late Marion F. and Mary F. Thompson. A veteran of World War II, he was a carpenter. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Willie Pauley and the Misses Lucille and Shirley Thompson, all of Fort Gay, Route 2, Mrs. George F. Mays? of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Horace Haws of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Rubben Lloyd of Cleveland, OH, one brother, Clifford A. Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the residence Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

VINSON, Zea (Reynolds)

1872-1960

Mrs. Zea Reynolds Vinson, 88, of Louisa, died Friday at 3:15 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Compton of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Vinson was born near Fort Gay on August 23, 1872, a daughter of the late Rev. S. F. and Elizabeth Wellman Reynolds. The widow of Frank Vinson, who died in 1924, she had lived in Louisa for 51 years. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 76 years. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. H.L. Mitchell of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. J. H. Hatcher of Greensburg, PA; two sons, Forest Vinson of St. Albans, WV, and Ray Vinson of Menessen, PA; two sisters, Mrs. James Bromley and Mrs. Charles Crutcher of Huntington, WV; two brothers. B. B. Reynolds of Huntington and Benton Reynolds of Orlando, FL; and 26 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1960

 

WELLS, Charles Joe

1960-1960

Graveside rites were conducted Sunday 2 p.m. at the Preston Cemetery for Charles Joe Wells, three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Mary Lou Stidham Wells of Route 1, Louisa. Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, two grandmother, Mrs. Recie Stidham of Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Sophia Bennett of Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

WHEELER, James Mayo

Funeral rites for James Mayo Wheeler were held Friday, November 18 from the Gordan Shaidnagle Bellinger Funeral Home in Massillon, OH with the Rev. Richard A. Plants officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill Memorial Park. Wheeler, 43, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tip Wheeler of Louisa was fatally wounded Monday of last week when a shot gun he carried with him on his tractor he use in case he spied pheasants, accidentally discharged. The accident occurred November 14 some time between 2 and 3 p.m. sheriff deputies reported. Wheeler, a Massillon area farmer and father of seven sons, was pronounced dead by Dr. H.S. Meyers on the 147 acre farm where he had been working with his son and a hired hand. The coroner, H. W. Gauchat ruled that the mad died from a shotgun blast in the abdomen. James Jr. 15, oldest son of the victim, told deputies his father was late in completing one of his rounds with the corn picker and that he found him slumped in his seat when he went to find the cause of the delay. Deputies said the ignition was on but the tractor apparently had stalled. The 410 gauge shotgun was found 200 feet behind the tractor indicating that the wounded man may have been driving in search of aid when he succumbed to his injuries. The son told deputies that his father carried the shotgun under the seat between his legs so that it would be within reach is he spotted a pheasant during his rounds. Born at Blaine, KY, Mr. Wheeler had lived the last 1 1/2 years at Massillon. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Perry Grange. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler, seven sons, James M. Jr., John Martin, Harold Gerald, Richard Lee, Larry Eugene, Dennis Edward and Michael Lynn, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Copley of Louisa and Mrs. Faye Blankenship of Akron and two brothers, Ray of Louisa and Russell of Poplar Bluff, MO. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1960

 

WHITT, Hence

1897-1960

Hence Whitt, 63, of Louisa, route 5, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital of a heart attack. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Horn Cemetery by the Rev. Sammy Branham. A farmer, Mr. Whitt was born at Jobe, KY, April 26, 1897, a son of the late Richmond and Mandy Moore Whitt. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Medy Cains Whitt, four daughters,  Mrs. Charley Vinson of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. Clovis Vanover of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Homer Bowen and Mrs. Paul Marcum, Jr of Route 5, Louisa; five sons, Homer, Robert, Monroe, Raymond and J. D. Whitt, all of route 5, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Marcum of Route 5, Louisa and Mrs. Oma Jackson of Kermit, WV; three brothers,  Allen Whitt of Louisa Route 5, and Charley Whitt of Summitt and 35 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1960

 

 

 

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CARDWELL, John Howard

1892-1960

John Howard Cardwell, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17, at the residence after an illness of 11 years. Mr. Cardwell was born July 25, 1892, in Stuart, WV, a son of the late Charles M. and Beulah Simpson Cardwell. He was a heavy equipment machinist for construction firms until he retired 11 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Carvel Grant and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Haddaway of Falmouth, Mass. and Miss Janie Cardwell, at home; two sons, John Franklin and Joseph Howard Cardwell, also at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jeff Cardwell of Mayodan, NC and Miss Cora Cardwell, of Route 1, Fort Gay; one brother, Charles A. (Toots) Cardwell, also of Route 1, Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

CORDLE, Malta (Daniels)

1897-1960

Mrs. Malta Daniels Cordle, 63, of Wilbur died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Haskell Arrington of Webbville, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from Old Hood United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Milt Cordle, officiating. Burial was made in Sparks Cemetery at Chandlersville. Mrs. Cordle was born March 1, 1897, at Lowmansville, a daughter of the late Wallace and Tabitha Lemaster Daniels. She had been a member of Old Hood Church for 40 years. Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. Cordle; three daughters, Mrs. Arrington, Mrs. James F. Alkire of Columbus and Miss Terrie Cordle at home; five sons,  Ossie and Jack Cordle of Circleville, Ohio, Dennis Cordle of Rockyridge, Ohio, Kenneth Cordle of Circleville, and Thad Cordle of Gibsonville, Ohio., two sisters, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jason Chandler, a brother, Vanson Daniels of Dayton, OH and 12 grandchildren. The body was taken to the Arrington residence Sunday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

CRUM, Rhoda Ann

1889-1960

Miss Rhoda Ann Crum, 71, a lifelong resident of Route 2, Fort Gay, died at her home at 10:30 p.m. Sunday after about 2 years illness. She was born July 22, 1889, at McComas, WV, a daughter of the late Fred and Matilda Perry Crum. She was a member of the United Baptist Church 51 years. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Frances Hardwick of Route 2, Fort Gay, one niece, Mrs. E. R. Endicott of Columbus, OH; two nephews, James Robert Hardwick, Route 2, Fort Gay and Fred C. Hardwick of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Saltpetre Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Crum Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday an will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

GEORGE, Ed

1889-1960

Ed George, 71, passed away December 13, 6 a.m. at his home on Route 1, Louisa, after an illness of 2 months. A farmer and veteran of World War I, he was born at Borders Chapel, May 12, 1889, the son of the late Jesse and Julia Davis George. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Belle Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the George Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Erma Hayes George, to whom he had been married for 46 years; one daughter, Garrie Marie George and three brothers, W. M. George of Ulysses, KY, Joe George, Louisa, and Omar George, Columbus, OH. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home where it will remain until one hour before funeral time, when it will be moved to the church to lie in state. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

HAMMOND, Telia (McKenzie)

1881-1960

Mrs. Telia Hammond, 79, a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, died Sunday at noon at the home of a son, Grady Hammond, on Route 2, Louisa, after an illness of five years Funeral services were conducted at noon Tuesday from the United Baptist Church o0n Big Laurel with the Rev. Arch Thompson, and the Rev. Rush Frazier officiating. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery on Big Laurel Creek. She was born at Peach Orchard, KY on October 22, 1881, a daughter of the late Hiram and Sally Neely McKenzie. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Jarrett Hammond, died in 1940. Additional survivors include another son, Clifford Hammond of Louisa; five daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Triplett of Huddy, KY, Mrs. Bryan Cleghon of Hardy, KY, Mrs. Mason Stacy of Bradshaw WV, Mrs. Roy Maynard of Fort Gay and Mrs. Proctor Senter of Fallsburg, KY; a sister, Mrs. George Fry of Walbridge, OH, a brother Eula McKenzie, Louisa, Route 1, two stepsons, Henry Hammond of Williamson, WV, and Colonel Hammond of Louisa, Route 5, and 43 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home of the son, Grady Hammond, from the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the Church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

HAYTON, George B.

1892-1960

George B. Hayton, 68, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Monday at 5 p.m. after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Hayton was a retired employee of Armstrong Products Corp. in Huntington. He had been a member of Centerville Baptist Church for many years. He was born June 30,1892, on Prichard, route 2, a son of the lat Milroy and Martha Hayton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, (today) at 2 p.m. from the Greenbrier Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Bartram Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mamie Ferguson Hayton; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Ealem of Detroit and Mrs. Jimmie Ferguson of Lincoln Park, MI; two sons, Eula and Arnold Hayton, both of Detroit; a brother, the Rev. Anthony Hayton of Huntington; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour before services and removed to the church. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1960

 

HENSON, Jimmy Ray

1960-1960

Graveside rites were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Pinehill Cemetery by Rev. Gallie Isaac for Jimmy Ray Henson, infant son of Nancy Henson of Louisa. The three month old child died in a local hospital December 16 at 4:45 p.m. following a one day illness. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

HOOSER, Mary (Bartram)

1887-1960

Mrs. Mary B. Hooser, 73, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 at the home of a son, Homer Hooser of Cleveland, OH, following an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Spruce Baptist Church, Route 1, Fort Gay with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery Route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Hooser was born November 14, 1887, on Route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Lewis and Tennie Artrip Bartram. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Hugh W. Hooser, preceded her in death in 1949. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George Stump of Barberton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Jake Workman of Louisa and Mrs. Eliza Rutherford of Centerville, OH; three brothers, Willie Bartram of Route 2, Fort Gay, John Bartram of Texas and Robert Bartram of Inez, KY, 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

HULETTE, Charles

1900-1960

Charles Hulette, 50, of 1013 West Thirteenth Street, Huntington, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Hulette was born May 3, 1900 in Wayne County, a son of the late Love and Belle O'Daniels Hulette. He was an employee of the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Reger Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Salyers officiating. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Losey Hulette; five sons, Waler and Gary Hulette of Huntington, John and Charles Hulette of Tucson, AZ and Audrey Hulette of Edmonston, MD; a brother, Raymond Hulette of Huntington, and one sister, Mrs. Washington Rice of Wilmington, OH; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1960

 

ISAAC, Alonzo

Alonzo Isaac, 36, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay route 2, died Sunday at 10 a.m. of a gunshot would self-inflicted 12 hours earlier. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Old Pleasant Church on Fort Gay route 2, with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Flat Branch Cemetery on Route 2. Mr. Isaac was born at Webb, WV, a son of William Isaac of Mansfield and the late Mrs. Hattie Music Isaac. A veteran of World War II, he had lived at Mansfield for the past 15 years. Survivor, in addition to the father, include five sisters, Mrs. Virginia Wheeler of Fort Gay Route 2, and Mrs. Jonah Adkins, Mrs. Jerry Thompson, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith and Mrs. Gladys Hunt, all of Mansfield, and three brothers, Martin Isaac of Fort Gay Route 2, and Willis R. and James E. Isaac, both of Mansfield. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home, here, Wednesday. Big Sandy News, December 8,1960

 

LEVISAY, Tom G.

1902-1960

Tom Grant Levisay, 58, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday at 12:49 a.m. in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager, The Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was made in the Levisay Cemetery at Fort Gay. He was born at Fort Gay on October 20, 1902 a son of Grant Levisay and the late Mary Jane Osborne Levisay. Survivors include the father of Fort Gay, two brothers, Carter Levisay of Fort Gay and Jack Levisay of Princeton, WV and four nieces and five nephews. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home to lie in state until the funeral time. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1960

 

MCKINNEY, Samuel J.

1877-1960

Samuel J. McKinney, 83, a farmer, died at his home at Webbville at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, December 15, following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Webbville, Mr. McKinney was born October 18, 1877, a son of the late William and Jane Hicks McKinney. He was a member of the Church of Go. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Webbville Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Stewart McKinney, to whom he had been married 58 years; five daughters, Mrs. H. B. Artis of Red Jacket, WV, Mrs. John Pennington, Webbville, Mrs. Green Stewart, Ashland, KY, Mrs. James Bayes, Grayson, KY, and Mrs. Verl Hunter, San Francisco, CA; two sons, Leonard McKinney, Louisville, KY and Lovell McKinney, Oberlin, OH; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

MILLER, James Kenna

1913-1960

James Kenna (J. K.) Miller, 47, of 1319 Ramey Street former instructor at the Ashland Area Vocational School, died Wednesday November 23, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY, following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born April 1, 1913, at Louisa, a son of Clyde Miller, a Louisa attorney and the late Kenna Ferguson Miller. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and attended Marshall College. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the John Steen Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. R. Buskirk officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bette Stephens Miller; one son, James K. Miller, Jr., a student at Morehead State College, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Gene Robinson of Ashland, and one grandchild. Friends and relatives attending the funeral from Louisa were the father, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Armstrong, Mrs. D. J. Burchett, Mrs. George Roberts of Memphis, TN, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Vinson, Mrs. James Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Mrs. Ruth Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. William J. Moore. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1960

 

MULKEY, John Canly

1894-1960

John Canly Mulkey, 66, of Blaine, KY, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in a Paintsville hospital after suffering a heart attack about two hours earlier. Graveside services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. A retired coal miner, he was born March 4, 1894, in Pike County, KY the son of the late Felix and Louise Caldwell Mulkey. The survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maxine Miller Mulkey; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Johnson of Ashland, four sons, Willis Mulkey of Louisa, Estal Mulkey of Hanging Rock, OH, John C. Mulkey of Plain City, OH and James Corbit Mulkey at home, a sister, Mrs. Lewis Conway of Catlettsburg; a brother, Levi Mulkey of Martha, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

OSBORN, Carl Milton

1931-1960

Carl Milton Osborn, 29 years old, of Kingston, OH, formerly of Blaine, KY, who was killed when struck by a car as he was walking along U. S. route 52, near Hanging Rock, OH on Tuesday, December 20, was brought to Louisa to the Young Funeral Home. He was born December 12, 1931, at Blaine, KY, the son of David and Effie Chandler Osborn. Funeral services were conducted Friday from the Church of God, Blaine, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Osborn Cemetery. In addition to the parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edward Williams of Columbus, and Mrs. Carrie Ramey of Blaine; and three brothers, Robert Osborn of Michigan, Roy Osborn of Columbus, and Charles Osborn at home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1960

 

PERRY, Minnie Jean (Artrip)

1883-1960

Mrs. Minnie Jean Perry, 77, of Kenova, formerly of Route 2, Fort Gay, died Tuesday night, December 13 at a Louisa hospital following an illness of four years. Mrs. Perry was born April 22, 1883, a daughter of the late Billy Dan and Stacy Webb Artrip and was a member of the Baptist Church 60 years. Her husband, Arnold Perry, preceded her in death in 1945 and she had made her home for the past eight years with a daughter, Miss Myrtle Perry of Kenova. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church, Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Leo B. Gibson and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was made in Perry Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Cecil Hinkle and Mrs. Paul Tolliver of Jewell Valley, VA, Mrs. Carl Frasher of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Harvey Ross of Rittman, OH; three sons, Albert J. Perry of Kenova, Herbert A. Perry of Xenia, OH, and Walter Perry of Route 1, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hitchcock of Orlando, FL; three brothers, O. J. and Martin Artrip of Route 1, Fort Gay, and Edward Artrip of Glenhayes, WV; a half brother, F. D. Holt of Ironton, OH; 40 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1960

 

RICE, Sophia (Skaggs)

1884-1960

Mrs. Sophia Skaggs Rice, 76, one of Louisa's beloved residents succumbed Friday morning, December 2, at her home, 306 Madison Street, after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Rice was the widow of Dr. Conrad B. Rice, a prominent physician of the Martha section of Lawrence County for many years before his retirement. She was preceded by him in death in 1944. The deceased was born at Martha, June 22, 1884, was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Hamilton Skaggs, pioneer residents of that section. After the death of her late husband's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson T. Rice, she and her family came to Louisa where she had resided for 27 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, The Woman's Society of Christian Service, The Woman's Bible Class, one of the directors of the Big Sandy Publishing Company and for several years she was a member of the board of directors of the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, KY. She resigned that position because of failing health. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the pastor the Rev. Mr. William Stratton and the Rev. Mr. A. J. Roberts officiating. W. T. Hinkle sang a favorite selection of the deceased "When They Ring The Golden Bells". Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery beside her husband, Dr. Rice. Survivors include a son, Merrill S. Rice, two grandsons, Joseph C. and Nelson T. Rice, Louisa, three nieces and two nephews. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before funeral time when it was taken to the church to lie in state amongst a profusion of flowers sent as a departing tribute by her host of sorrowing friends. Pallbearers were Sherrill Phillips, Russell Dobyns, Don Litzinger, Howard Skaggs, Dr. Stanley Bennett and Estill Hamilton, all relatives of the deceased. Big Sandy News, December 8,1960

 

SCAGGS, Thomas J.

1890-1960

Thomas J. Scaggs, 70, of Edna Street, Russell, KY, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday,  December 20, in a Huntington hospital. He was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carmen Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Wells officiating. Mr. Scaggs was born February 4, 1890 in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late Dr. Lafayette and Emma Lester Scaggs. He was a former teacher in Lawrence county, a veteran of World War I and a retired clerk. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. James D. Smith of Russell, with whom he resided; two brothers, Drew Scaggs of Niles, OH and Charles Scaggs of Ft. Pierce, FL. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1960

 

SHANNON, Philip Sheridan

Phillip Sheridan (Sherd) Shannon, 77, route 1, Louisa, died in a local hospital Monday, 8:30 p.m. after an illness of 6 months. He had been hospitalized only 4 days. A farmer, he was born on Route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Harry and Louisa Ballard Shannon. He was married to Lou Mullins Shannon for 51 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. from Moore's Chapel, Route 1, Louisa with the Rev. Cecil Robertson and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery Route 1, Louisa. Survivors other than the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Dave Bevins, Route 1, Louisa, and Miss Ruth Shannon, at home; three sons, Virgil Shannon of Urbana, OH, Walter and James Shannon, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Adams, Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Arthur Foster, of Drift, KY; two brothers, Alex Shannon, Detroit, and Jeff Shannon of Drift, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

SMITH, Charles W.

1900-1960

Charles W. Smith, 60, of Fort Gay Route 1, died December 1 at 1 p.m. at his home after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on Prichard route 1. He was a carpenter and had lived in the Hewlett vicinity for 12 years. He was born in Clifford, KY on September 13, 1900, a son of the late Letcher and Belle Ratcliff Smith. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mayte Massey Smith, two sons, Philip and Herschel Smith at home, two sisters, Mrs. Marion Markley of West Salem, OH and Mrs. Virgie Harris of Huntington and a brother, Anthony Smith of Chillicothe, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1960

 

TAYLOR, William L.

1876-1960

William L. Taylor, 84, of Detroit, a former sheriff of Lawrence county, KY died Wednesday, December 7 in a Detroit hospital after an illness of four weeks. He was a retired farmer and cattle dealer. Mr. Taylor was born May 27, 1876, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Fanny Petit Taylor. He moved to Detroit from Louisa in 1942. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Lowe Taylor; one daughter, Mrs. Jarred Wellman of Ashland; one stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry  Pasco, San Francisco; three sons, Harry G. Taylor, serving with the U. S. Air Force  in Charleston, S. C.,  Joe H. Taylor of St. Albans, WV and W. B. Taylor of Pontiac, MI; two stepsons, Charles Lowe of Garden City, MI and Robert Lowe of Cleveland and 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, KY, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Glenwood, Lawrence County, KY. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Anna (VanHorn)

1903-1960

Mrs. Anna VanHorn Thompson, 57, of Louisa, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at the residence after an illness of 10 months. Mrs. Thompson, a well-known and highly respected citizen, has been a teacher in the Lawrence County school system for 30 years and for the past five years had been a member of the Louisa High School faculty. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Woman's Society of Christian Service, the Louisa Woman's Club, the Parent-Teacher Association and Rotary Ann Club. Born February 11, 1903, at Buchanan, she was a daughter of Ira and Tillie Ogle VanHorn of Buchanan. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Louisa Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Interment will be in the Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Surviving in addition to the parents are the husband, J. Walter Thompson, a daughter, Miss Jessie Ann Thompson, at home and a brother, Charles B. VanHorn of Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

THOMPSON, Clifford Austin

1912-1960

Clifford Austin Thompson, 47, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died at 10:45 a.m. December 1, at his home after an illness of three years. He was born December 28, 1912, on Fort Gay Route 2, a son of the late Marion F. and Mary F. Thompson. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on Route 2 Fort Gay. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Willie Pauley, Miss Lucille Thompson of Fort Gay Route 2, Mrs. George F. Moye of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Horace Haws of Williamstown, WV and Mrs. Reuben Lloyd of Cleveland, OH and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday at 10 a.m. to his home, route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1960

 

VANOVER, William Boyce

Search continues for the killer or killers of William Boyce Vanover, an aged resident of the Bear Creek section of Lawrence county, a pensioner who lived alone. Vanover was found Saturday morning shot and beaten to death at his home. Sheriff J. J. Jordan said the victim had been shot four times with a .22 calibre revolver and beaten with a claw hammer. Jordan said the hammer was found on the floor beside the body but the gun had not been found. He suspects that Vanover might have been killed with his own revolver. County Coroner, Dana Harless, reported that the body was found at 10 a.m. Saturday, but said Vanover had been dead at least 12 to 15 hours before he was found. Sheriff Jordan said robbery was apparently the motive because Vanover's empty billfold was found on the porch of the home near the Boyd County line. Jordan said Vanover lived alone on a $60. a month pension, but that it was known that he carried sums of money ranging from $100 to $00. Investigators reported today that aside from the victim's billfold, found on the porch when the body was discovered, few clues have turned up. The home of the victim is in a remote hollow of Bear Creek and rarely visited. Officers believe that any strangers in the area would have attracted attention and theorized that the killers were familiar with the country and came and went on foot. Graveside rites were conducted for the victim at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ross Cemetery, Route 1, Rush, KY, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29,1960

 

WALLER, Rennie (Bowen)

1872-1960

Mrs. Rennie Waller, 88, of Webb, WV, route 1, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Strogher Branham officiating. Burial was made in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Waller was born September 13, 1872 at Jobe, Martin, County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Williams Bowen. she was the widow of Lee Waller, who died in 1952. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Stan Salmons of Webb, and L. W. Dillon and Mrs. Wade Chaffin of Columbus, OH, three sons, Charlie and Sol Waller of Fort Gay and Bert Waller of Mansfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Henry Johnson of Inez, KY, 35 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Salmons home Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1960

 

WEBB, Mary Elizabeth

1916-1960

Miss Mary Elizabeth Webb, 44, of Star Route Louisa, who died at her home at 1 p.m. Friday, December 9, was buried in the Webb Cemetery at Dennis, KY after funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dennis Chapel Rev. Fred VanHorn officiated. In ill health for 30 years, she was born February 25, 1916, at Dennis, the daughter of Henry Howard and Connie Ann Scruggs Webb. In addition to her parents, she leaves six sisters, Mrs. Clyde McComas of Prichard, Route 1, Mrs. Bill King of Creston, OH, the Misses Evelyn and Alta Marie Webb, at home, Mildred Webb of Prichard and Madge Wray Webb of California; six brothers, Everett, Hager, Bradford and Leonard Webb, at home, James Mason Webb of LaGrange, OH and Philip Webb of Ft. Worth, TX. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

WILLIAMS, NOAH C.

1879-1960

Noah Cambridge Williams, 80, of Marion, OH, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Hardy M. and Jane McKenzie Williams. He was a retired Era Railroad employee and was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge, 606 F & AM at Blaine. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Marshall P?? of Phoenix, AZ, a son, Mayo Williams of San Francisco, CA, a sister, Ellen Brown of Redondo Beach, CA and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1960

 

WOOTEN, Mariah Emily (Chapman)

1869-1960

Mrs. Mariah Emily Wooten, 91, of Richardson, KY, died Thursday night, December 22, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four months. She leaves 125 direct descendants. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Gallup. Mrs. Wooten was born October 14, 1869 o Louisa, Route 2, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William S. Chapman. She was the widow of Thomas A. Wooten, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. John Perry of Morehead, KY, mrs. Effie Webster of Richardson, Mrs. Dewey Preston, of Louisa, Mrs. Roy Miller of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. Ben Fraley of Dayton, OH; four sons, Fred and Dexter Wooten of Gallup, KY, William Wooten of Richardson and Arthur Wooten of Louisa Route 2, four sisters, Mrs. Mary See of Louisa Route 2, Mrs. Iva Bartram of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Lizzie Kitchen of Louisa and Mrs. Lyss Berry of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Dave Chapman and Joe Chapman of Gallup, George Chapman of Huntington and Clell Chapman of Coal Grove and 54 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1960

 

YOUNG, George W.

1864-1960

George W. Young, 96, of Job, KY, died Thursday, December 8, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Virgie Bowen of Job. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the United Baptist Church at Little Lick Branch with the Rev. W. H. Priest and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was made in the Bowen Cemetery at Job. Mr. Young was born October 23, 1864, in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late John and Betty Pack Young. A retired farmer and a resident of the Job area for 50 years, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include a son, Alec Young of Ashland, three other daughters, Mrs. Josie Murphy of Williamson, Mrs. Mary Russell of Merrimac and Mrs. Goldie Crum of Cash Creek and 24 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Bowen at Job from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1960

 

 

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