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ALBRIGHT, Ella (Carter)

1880-1961

Mrs. Ella Carter Albright, 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John McDowell, Route 4, Louisa, Tuesday, January 10, at 1:30 p.m. after an illness of 4 years. She was born in Cabell County, WV, the daughter of the late John Anderson and Nora Wence Carter, December 5, 1880. She was a member of the Green Valley Methodist Church 14 years. Her husband, William Russell (Bill) Albright died November 6, 1960. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 13, at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Methodist Church, Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Frank Jones and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was made in the Thornsbury Cemetery on East Fork, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Richard Thornsbury of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Jay Steel and Mrs. Nathaniel Grizzle of Dayton, OH and 22 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1961

 

BLYTHE, Cora (Ross)

1897-1960

Mrs. Cora Blythe, 63, of Blaine, KY died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Blythe Cemetery at Blaine. She was born November 29, 1897 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Meredith and Molly Kitchen Ross. Survivors include the husband, Edward Blythe, six daughters, Mrs. Luther Hogston and Mrs. Talmadge Carter, of Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Warnil Jordan and Mrs. Bennie Jordan of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Dennis Cordle of Rockbridge, OH, and Mrs. Thaddias Cordle, Jr., of Gibsonville, OH; two sons, Homer J. and Willie E. Blythe of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Willie Riley of Richmondale, OH; a brother, Nelson Ross of Blaine; and 28 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

CONLEY, Jock (See)

1893-1960

Mrs. Jock See Conley, well-known business woman of 108 West Main Street, Louisa, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack a week before. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Stratton, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery on Louisa, route 2. Mrs. Conley was born at Walbridge, Lawrence Co., KY a daughter of the late Samuel S. and Belle Burchett See. She had been a resident of Louisa most of her life and for several years had operated the See & See Dry Cleaning establishment with her husband, Mike C. Conley, since their marriage 29 years ago. Additional survivors include a son, Michael C. Conley, Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Stump of Louisa; and two brothers, W. W. See of Ashland and Crit See of Galion, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

CONLEY, Michael Charles

1888-1961

Michael Charles Conley, 72, of Louisa, died Sunday at 8 a.m. in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. W.L. Stratton and the Rev. J. C.  Hager officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Mr. Conley was born April 12, 1888, at Richardson, KY, a son of the late John J. and Jenny Huggins Conley. He had operated the See & See Dry Cleaning Co., here for the past 30 years, with his wife, Mrs. Jock See Conley, who died last December 30. Survivors include a son, Michael C. Conley, Jr.; three sisters, J. F. Skeen of Leesburg, FL and the Misses Nora and Ruth Conley of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, John Conley of Akron, OH and W. M. Conley of Roanoke, VA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1961

 

DAVIS, Donald Wayne

1961-1961

Donald Wayne Davis, infant son of Freddie and Demela Castle Davis of Ulysses, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday morning. Graveside services were held at Davis Cemetery, Ulysses at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Survivors include the parents, one sister, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fonnie Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Castle, all of Ulysses. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

FOX, John Ellsworth

1874-1961

John Ellsworth Fox, 86, of Piqua, OH, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two weeks. He was visiting here at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. K. Vantilburg, when he was stricken ill. A native of Troy, OH, Mr. Fox was born December 2, 1874, a son of the late Harvey and Margaret Danberry Fox, and had been a resident of Piqua 64 years. He was a retired employee of Orr Felt and Blanket Co., in Piqua and was a member of the Christian Church there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Harriette McWinley Fox, to whom he had been married 65 years, the daughter; one granddaughter, Mrs. W. T. Hirrkle of Louisa and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

GOSE, Edgar A.

1901-1961

Edgar A. Gose, 59, of Louisa, Route 1, Georges Creek, a field superintendent for the Morehead Gas Co., died in a Louisa hospital at 7 a.m. Monday shortly after suffering a heart attack at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from meads Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Bevins, the Rev. Bird Webb and the Rev. Ira Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Georges Creek. He was born in Johnson County, KY March 28, 1901, a son of the late Melvin and Julia Rice Gose. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bessie Adkins Gose, to whom he had been married 38 years; two daughters, Mrs. Nelson Webb of Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Ernest Bryant of Georges Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Maynard of Louisa Route 1 and Mrs. Elizabeth Lafferty of Raceland, KY, a brother, Frank Gose of Louisa Route 1, and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Janaury 26, 1961

 

HAYS, Carrie F. (Rice)

1886-1961

Mrs. Carrie Frances Rice Hays, 74, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Wednesday, January 18, at Memorial Hospital, Mt. Vernon, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home following the funeral, where a short service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Mrs. Hayes was born at Louisa, September 10, 1886, a daughter of the late James William and Josephine Abbott Rice. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Glenwood Chapter 303, and the Louisa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She and her husband, Howard Raymond Hays, had lived with her son, Neal A. Wheaton in Mt. Vernon for seven and one-half years, but had formerly lived at Shady Springs and Beckley, WV for 9 years and in Louisa for several years. She had been married 47 years to Mr. Hays. Survivors include the husband and son; a granddaughter; one grandson, an aunt, Mrs. C. J. Carey of Washington Court House, OH and an uncle, Dr. Charles Y. Abbott of Ashland. Pallbearers were Joe Perkins, W. A. Patton, Joe Pigg, Charley Wooten and R. P. Reid. Big Sandy News, January, 26, 1961

 

HOLBROOK, H. H.

1882-1961

Dr. H. H. Holbrook, 78, a practicing physician in Boyd and Greenup counties for 40 years, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at his home at 500 Front  St., Greenup after an extended illness. Dr. Holbrook after practicing for several years in the coal mining region of Eastern Kentucky came to Louisa and set up office where he practiced for several years. Later he went to Ashland after practicing there for a period of years, he then settled at Greenup, KY. Dr. Holbrook was one of the many medical and dental doctors going to Ashland from the Martha-Blaine section which has probably produced more professional men than any other community in Kentucky. He was born May 13, 1882, at Martha, Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late John C. Breckinridge and Elizabeth Gambill Holbrook. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1910 and was a member of the Grayson Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the First Baptist Church in Greenup and he was a past member of a Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mona Evans Holbrook, one son, Dr. Paul E. Holbrook of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Evans and Mrs. Cretie Fraley, both of Ashland and two grandchildren. Private funeral services were conducted at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Dr. William T. Flynt officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The family requested flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the Heart Fund. Big Sandy News, January 19,1 961

 

HOLBROOK, William

1872-1960

William Holbrook, 82, a retired farmer and sawmill worker, died Tuesday morning of a gunshot would in the left chest, which authorities said was self-inflicted. Coroner Dana Harless ruled it a suicide. The coroner said Mr. Holbrook apparently bent over a 12 gauge shotgun and triggered with a forked stick. The shooting occurred in the front lawn of a relative's home at Fallsburg, about 8 miles north of here. Mr. Harless quoted the relative with whom the pensioner lived as saying, the victim borrowed the gun saying he was going rabbit hunting. Hearing the shot a few moment's later, the relative went outside and found Mr. Holbrook lying wounded on the ground. Mrs. Lewis Ferguson, who lived across the highway from the scene of the shooting, told the coroner she witnessed the shooting from her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Felix Skaggs. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook was a son of the late W. M. and Nancy Large Holbrook. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Tivis Kitchen of Boston, OH, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Huntington and Mrs. Lora Holbrook; two sons, William Holbrook, Jr., of Portsmouth, OH and Mayo Holbrook of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Triplett and one brother John Holbrook, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

MORRIS, Vernie (Jordan)

1878-1961

Mrs. Vernie Morris, 82, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Sunday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Morris and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born at Ellen, KY, February 24, 1878, a daughter of the late Lafe and Martha Jordan. Mrs. Morris was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John M. Robinson of Daytona Beach, FL and Mrs. James Sparks of Minford, OH; three brothers, Vessie Jordan of Springfield, OH, Arlie Jordan of Adams, KY and Arbie Jordan of Mechanicsburg, OH and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1961

 

PRESTON, Ransome

1876-1961

Ransome Preston, 84, of 209 Pocahontas St. Louisa, a retired farmer, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at his home after an illness of five months.  Mr. Preston was born Aug. 26, 1876, a son of the late J. F. and Amanda Spriggs Preston.  He moved from Georges Creek to Louisa seven years ago.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Bell’s Chapel on Georges Creek with the Rev. Ira Blackburn and the Rev. Grover Bevins officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Georges Creek.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Della Compton Preston; six daughters, Mrs. Garfield Young and Mrs. Jimmy Short of Louisa, Mrs. C. M. Dixon of Rt. 1, Louisa, Mrs. Woodrow Conrad of Prenter, WV, Mrs. Chester Davis of DeLand, FL, and Mrs. George Hall of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Raymond Preston at home and Elwood Preston of Prenter; one sister, Mrs. Lindsey Hayes of Urbana, OH; three brothers, the Rev. Jay Preston and Edgar Preston, both of Rt. 1, Louisa, and Frank Preston of Lowmansville, KY, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

QUEEN, Mary Ellen

Eleven year old Mary Ellen Queen died Friday January 13, in an Ashland hospital of burns she suffered when he clothing caught on fire four weeks ago at he home. She was the daughter of Alfonzo Wayne Queen of Route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church on Route 4, Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Queen Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Additional survivors include a sister, Marie Elania Queen at home, 3 brothers, Donald Ray, Charles Edward and Alfonzo Wayne Queen, Jr., at home and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Della May Queen of Orient, OH. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1961

 

RAMEY, Maudie Belle

1887-1960

Miss Maudie Bell Ramey, 73, of Louisa, Route 4, near Fallsburg, died Monday at 5 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of five months. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Ramey Cemetery near Fallsburg. She was born June 26, 1887, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lou Fogleman Ramey. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Maggie Hutchinson of Dennis, KY; a brother, R. C. Ramey of Louisa, route 4 and 15 nieces and four nephews. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

ROBERTS, John T.

John T. Roberts, 84, of 1200 Adams Ave., Huntington, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. O.H. Carder. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Helena Curry of Huntington, Mrs. Bonnie Randolph of Louisa, and Mrs. Grace McDonald of Finley, OH; three sons, Willis and John Roberts of Finley and Wayne Roberts of Louisville; a sister, Miss Martha Roberts of South Point; a brother, Perry Roberts, of Louisa and 24 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1961

 

SMITH, Betty (Porter)

1874-1961

Mrs. Betty Porter Smith, 86, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died of a heart attack at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home. She had been in poor health for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the residence by the Rev. Jay Rice and the Rev. Fred Pratt, Jr., Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery near Radnor, WV. Mrs. Smith was born May 1, 1874 at Radnor, a daughter of the late John Stewart and Carilda Marcum Porter. She was a member of Bethlehem United Baptist Church. Her husband, Adam G. Smith, died in 1944. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William Bradley Charles of Radnor Route 1, and Mrs. harry L. Brady of Huntington, and five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

SMITH, Della (Ward)

1884-1961

Mrs. Della Ward Smith, 76, of Louisa, died Monday morning at 3 o'clock in an Ashland hospital after an illness of one year. A former resident of Huntington, WV she had made her home with a sister, Mrs. Henry Spencer, here for the past 13 years. She was the widow of Samuel Smith. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. A daughter of the late William and Angeline Lyon Ward, she was born July 18,1884, at Whitehouse, KY. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Additional survivors include, another sister, Mrs. William Prater of Weeksbury, KY and two nieces and seven nephews. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1961

 

SPARKS, Mima (Carroll)

1873-1961

Mrs. Mima Sparks, 87, of 304 Lock Ave., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Sparks was born October 3, 1873, at Rosedale, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Melda Parson Carroll. She resided on route 3, Louisa, until 2 years ago when she moved to Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery on Morgan's Creek. Mrs. Sparks was married to W. J. Leadingham who died in 1919. She later married Hugh Sparks who preceded her in death in 1950. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. A. J. Blevins of Cleveland, Mrs. Jake Kitchen and Mrs. James Kitchen of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Forrest Mutters of Marion, OH, and Mrs. Winfred Burchett of Louisa; a son, William Leadingham of Wheelersburg, OH; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Covington Diamond of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Carl Russ of Columbus, Mrs. Dave Sublett of Long Branch, WV and Mrs. Jim Slater of Williamson; three stepsons, Charles Sparks of Marion, Fred Sparks of New Jersey, and George Sparks of Long Branch; a sister, Mrs. Litha Gilbert of Grayson, KY; a brother, Daniel Carroll of Grayson; 40 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

 

STACEY, George

1868-1960

George Stacey, 92, a former resident of Georges Creek, KY., died Saturday in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Belle's Chapel at Georges Creek with the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was in the Stacey Cemetery there. He was born November 12, 1868, at Patrick, KY, a son of the late Adam and Jane Price Stacey. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 71 years. His wife, Mrs. Annabelle Dixon Stacey died in 1955. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lowell Lewis of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Arthur Blanton of Lucasville, OH, Mrs. Laud Webb of Dunham, KY, and Mrs. Ed Pack of Key Rock, KY, two sons, Garfield Stacey of Fairborn, OH, and George Stacey, Jr., of Columbus, a brother, Blaine Stacey of Patrick and 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

STURGILL, E. L.

E. L. Sturgill, 68, died Saturday morning on the door step of his home on route 4, Louisa. Lawrence County Coroner Dana Harless, said the victim died of a heart attack. Sturgill, according to Harless, had been out chasing some property and mending a fence and was stricken as he attempted to enter his house. The deceased, a part time farmer, lived on a farm owned by Philip Preece, part of the time and with his family in Ashland the remainder of the time. Coroner Harless said his death occurred between 9 and 10 a.m. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Centenary Methodist Church, Ashland, with the Rev. Onie Kays officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. The body was removed from the family residence at 2801 Winchester Ave. to the church. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961

 

WEATHERS, Nancy J. (Garred)

1898-1961

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Garred Weathers, of 816 Rogers Court, Ashland, KY, who died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Salven of St. Albans, WV after a long illness were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. W. R. Jennings officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Weathers was born on Louisa, Route 1, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garred. She attended Eastern State College at Richmond and formerly taught school at Olive Hill and Ashland. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Poage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Ashland Woman's Club. Also surviving are the husband, Vernon O. Weathers; three sisters, Mrs. Rice Braley of Ashland, Mrs. L. C. Richmond of Milton, WV, and Mrs. Lonzo Arrington, of Louisa route 1; three brothers, Dr, U. V. Garred of Whiting, IA, Dr. I. M. Garred of Morehead, KY, and Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg, KY and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1961

 

WEBB, Willie

1879-1960

Willie Webb, 81, of Louisa, KY, Route 5, died Sunday at about 12:30 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Endicott, on Route 5. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the home of the daughter with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Creek Cemetery. A farmer, he was born August 11, 1879, at Van Lear, KY, a son of the late Jeff and Julia Howard Webb, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include five other daughters, Mrs. Tellie Nicholas and Mrs. Harry Bartly of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Wilburn Jude of Beauty, KY, Mrs. Leonard Stepp of Inez, KY, and Mrs. B. M. Clark of Huntington, WV; five sons, Frank and Willie Webb of Louisa, Route 5, Joe Webb of Garden City, MI, Claude Webb of Kenova, WV, and McClellan Webb of Hinton, WV, a brother, Buddy Webb of Van Lear, and 37 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1961

 

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AKERS, Rebecca Frances (Bartram)

1881-1961

Mrs. Rebecca Frances Akers, 79, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV suffered a fatal heart attack at her home Tuesday, January 24. Mrs. Akers was born April 10, 1881 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Cynthia Cisson Bartram, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, William D. Akers, preceded her in death in 1953. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ray Hooser of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Stanley Hershey, West Salem, OH, Mrs. Edward Frasher, Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. John Wellman of Prichard, WV, and Miss Mae Akers, at home; two sons, Arthur and Lawrence Akers of Gallipolis, a sister, Mrs. Noah Akers of Ceredo, WV, a brother, Ezra Bartram of Fort Gay; 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1961

 

CARTMELL, Lee

1877-1961

Mr. Lee Cartmell, 83, of 6812 First Street, Riverdale, MD, died suddenly of a heart attack January 25, 1961 at a local hospital in Riverdale. Burial was January 27 at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Washington, D. C. Mr. Cartmell was born February 11, 1877 in Lawrence County, KY and married Susie Webb, also of Lawrence county, December 24, 1898. Mr. Cartmell, a retired printer, is survived by his widow, Susie; three daughters, Mrs. Jean Ross, Mrs. Hazel Reeves, Mrs. Virginia Richardson; three sons, Ohlen E. Mason, Sr., and Edward L. Cartmell; two brothers, John Cartmell of Hampton, VA and William Cartmell of Emma, KY. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1961

 

CURNUTTE, Sue (Adams)

1874-1961

Mrs. Sue Curnutte, 86, formerly of Louisa, died early Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie F. Hunter, Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Curnutte, widow of the late Judge David M. Curnutte, who died April 1955, had lived with their daughter, for six months. A member of the Louisa Methodist Church, she was born at Irad, KY, July 25, 1874, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Berry Adams. Additional survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William Burton of Groveport, OH, Mrs. Kelly King of Zanesville, Mrs. Morris McGuire of Columbus, and Mrs. Jesse D. Lyon of Louisa; five sons, Harl and Carl and Ray Curnutte, all of Columbus, Clyde W. Curnutte of Flatwoods, KY, and William L. Curnutte of Ironton, 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body arrived in Louisa on Monday afternoon and remained at the Young Funeral Home until it was taken to the church one hour before  the service. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1961

 

CYRUS, Jay

1883-1961

Jay Cyrus, 77, of Cordell, KY, who was found dead at his home Friday, was buried in the Cordle Cemetery at Cordell, KY, following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at Low Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. John Pelphrey and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Dana Harless, Lawrence County Coroner, who investigated the case, said in his opinion death was due to a heart attack. The deceased was found dead in bed at his home by a neighbor. He was born March 15, 1883, the son of the late Henry and Sarah Adams Cyrus. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Opal Walton of Louisa and Mrs. James H. Green of Adams, KY, a son, Jess Cyrus of Columbus, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1961

 

DIAMOND, Allen

1904-1961

Allen Diamond, 56, of Louisa, KY died Tuesday, February 14, at 1:20 a.m. at his residence apparently of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 17, at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Diamond was born October 30, 1904 in Louisa a son of the late Charlie and Mary Hazlett Diamond. He had lived all his life in Louisa. Survivors include two sons, Charles and Clyde Diamond, both of Catlettsburg; one sister, Mrs. Cecil Adkins of Huntington, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1961

 

FANNIN, Bessie (Maxie)

1904-1961

Mrs. Bessie Fannin, 56, of Martha, KY, died Monday at her home after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with the Rev. John Maxie, the Rev. Herbert Phillips and the Rev. Willie Sparks officiating. Burial was in Eldridge Cemetery at Isonville. Mrs. Fannin was born March 23, 1904, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Billie and Beck Eldridge Maxie. Survivors include the husband, Clyde Fannin, a daughter, Mrs. Millie Maxie of Martha; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Lewis of Martha and three brothers, Jackson Maxie of Blaine, George Maxie of Martha and Albert Maxie of Isonville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1961

 

FANNIN, Corilda (Pack)

1882-1961

Mrs. Corilda Pack Fannin, 78, of Charley, KY, died Wednesday, January 25, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 8 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. from the Mary Church at Charley with the Rev. Willie Daniels and the Rev. F. D. Arrowood officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Fannin was born October 12, 1882, at Charley, a daughter of the late Marion and Trenville Lyon Pack. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married 62 years ago to Jack Fannin, who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Jim Shelton of Davy, WV, Mrs. Mary Fannin and Miss Dixie Fannin, at home, Mrs. Arthur Lemaster of McArthur, OH, and Mrs. Harold Trowbridge of Urbana, OH; three sons, Olena Fannin of Lowmansville, KY, Milton Fannin of West Liberty, OH, and Charlie Fannin of Georgetown, IL; one brother, Fenton Pack of Ulysses, KY and 42 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1961

 

FERGUSON, Shirley (Burgess)

1897-1961

Mrs. Shirley Burgess Ferguson, 63 of Wayne, wife of Circuit Judge Charles W. Ferguson, died Wednesday morning, February 1 at 6:55 in a Huntington hospital. Born in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Era Garrett Burgess. Her ancestors were among early settlers of that area. She was married to Judge Ferguson in November, 1918. Mrs. Ferguson attended Oakview Academy at Wayne, WV Wesleyan College at Buckhannon and Wiseman Business School in Huntington and served as secretary to her husband for many years. She was active in juvenile work and served as a child welfare worker for the Department of Public Assistance in Wayne and Mingo counties. A member of the Wayne Methodist Church since girlhood, Mrs. Ferguson, was secretary of its Sunday School for many years. She was a charter member of the Woman's Club of Wayne. Additional survivors include a son, C. W. Ferguson, III, Wayne attorney; two grandsons, Charles Walker Ferguson, IV, and Milton Jamison Ferguson and one brother, George Burgess, all of Wayne. Another brother, Attorney Earl Burgess of Wayne, died about 16 years ago. Mrs. Ferguson was well-known in Louisa where she visited frequently with relatives. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1961

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HUMBLE, Margie (Moore)

1905-1961

Mrs. Margie Humble, 55, of Zelda, KY, died Thursday night January 26, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Buchanan Chapel Church at Zelda with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Humble was a member of the Fallsburg Methodist Church. She was born July 30, 1905 at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Greenville and Nancy Wilson Moore. She is survived by the husband, Albert Maywood Humble, a son, James Lelbert Humble of Catlettsburg; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Gobel Copley of Buchanan, Mrs. Leslie Potter of Greenup and Mrs. Allen Riddle of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Boggs and Mrs. Con Rice of Ashland and Mrs. Viola Hess of Jewell Valley, VA; two brothers, Jay and Virgil Moore of Ashland and 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1961

 

KERNS, Polly (Sansom)

1876-1961

Mrs. Polly Kerns, 86, of Louisa, died Saturday at a Louisa hospital of severe burns received when her clothing caught fire at her home Tuesday, January 31. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Kerns was born November 14, 1878, at Woodman, KY, a daughter of the late John C. and Amanda Blankenship Sansom. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 65 years. Her late husband, John Kerns, died in 1928. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Scott Smith of Pikeville, Mrs. V. E. New, Sr., of Louisa and Mrs. Don Hatfield of Freeburn, KY; one son, Dewey Dotson of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Tennessee Campbell of White Wood, VA; a brother, Riley Sansom of Williamson, WV; 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1961

 

LOAR, Clarice (Skeens)

Mrs. Clarice Loar, 55, of Elkview, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday at her home of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church, near Fort Gay. Burial was in Dean Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, William H. Loar of Elkview, two sons, William H. Loar, Jr., of Falls Church, VA, and Clinton E. Loar of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Poff of Kenova and Mrs. Clause Jayla of Washington, D. C., a sister, Mrs. Florence Dishman of Kenova; five brothers, Martin Skeens of Chesapeake, OH, Elza Skeens of Kenova, Bill Skeens of Prichard, Chester Skeens of Williamson, and Dennis Skeens of Washington, D. C. and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1961

 

MCKENZIE, Joseph

1868-1961

Joseph McKenzie, 92, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Sunday at 5:20 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Everett Meredith of Fort Gay, Route 1 with whom he had lived for the past 8 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. James Akers officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. A retired farmer, Mr. McKenzie was a native of Johnson County, KY, where he was born September 15, 1868, a son of the late Johnny and Rebecca Salyers McKenzie. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Curtis McKenzie, died in 1952. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Additional survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Shirley Thompson of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Basil Hodge of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Vernon Neekamp of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Cecil Foster of Huntington; two sons, Arnold McKenzie of Cleveland and Sam McKenzie of Prichard, WV; three brothers, Larkin McKenzie of Ashland, Reynolds McKenzie of Portsmouth, and Sam McKenzie of Cleveland; 30 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, February 23, 1961

 

NEAL, Jake\1885-1961

J. L. (Jake) Neal, 75, a veteran court official of Star Route Louisa, succumbed to a heart attack near his residence Wednesday, February 8, at 9:15 a.m. just after he left the house en route to Louisa with a neighbor. Mr. Neal a farmer was born May 23, 1885, a son of the late Charles and Josephine Belcher Neal on Route 4, Louisa, where he resided for 28 years. He later moved to Big Catt Creek where he had resided for 47 years at the time of his death. He had been elected Magistrate of District 6 for 8 terms and was the oldest officer of the Lawrence County Fiscal Court in point of service. According to court records he has served 32 years in that position. He was known as a man of integrity and was outspoken on the various issues which confronted the court from time to time. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Dennis Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Neal and Kitchen Cemetery on Catt Creek. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Friday. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Ethel Webb Neal, to whom he had been married 49 years; three daughters, Mrs. Cornie C. Bishop of Route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Lincoln Kitchen, Star Route, Louisa and Mrs. Willie Ray Wilson of Webbville; three sons, Maxwell Neal of South Point, OH, Charles A. Neal of Elwood City, PA, and James L. Neal of Elyria, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lora Belcher of South Point; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16,1961

 

PETERS, John B.

John B. Peters, 79, of Altadena, CA, a native of Fort Gay, WV, died at Altadena, Wednesday, February 1. Funeral services were conducted in Altadena, Friday, February 3, with burial following there. A son of the late William David and Tennie Vinson Peters. Mr. Peters was a rural mail carrier on a Fort Gay route in early years of this century. In 1916, he went to an Indian reservation in Arizona as an agent of the U. S. Government where he taught both young and adult Indians with the assistance of his wife, Mrs. Lillian Holt Peters. Several years later, Mr. Peters took a leave of absence and returned to the Huntington area, teaching a few terms at the Kellogg School. He then returned to Arizona and remained in reservation service there until his retirement several years ago. Since then he had lived in California. Survivors, in addition to the widow, include two daughters, the former Misses Mary Belle and Jean Peters, both of California; one brother, Gordon B. Peters of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Crutcher of Huntington and Mrs. Daisy Ferguson of Norfolk, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Another sister, Mrs. Ruth Artrip of Huntington, died last December 28. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1961

 

ROBINSON, Andrew J.

1874-1961

Andrew Jackson Robinson, 86, of Richardson, KY, died at 10 a.m. Friday, February 17, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of Tilden Robinson of Pikeville, KY. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery on Island Creek. Mr. Robinson was a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee and a member of the Island Creek Regular Baptist Church. He was born at Pikeville, December 22, 1874, the son of the late Andrew J. and Phoebe Compton Robinson. He is survived by the widow, Nancy Jane Leedy Robinson, to whom he had been married 48 years, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Phillips of Louisa and Mrs. Walter Leedy of Richardson, three sons, Tommy Robinson of Betsy Layne, KY, Chester Robinson of Richardson and Paris Robinson of Palo Alto, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Bray and Mrs. Mattie Sword of Pikeville; and 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1961

 

ROSE, Jessie Merida

Jessie Merida Rose, 72, of Keaton, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William Stratton and Elder Tracy Rice officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Rose, a retired farmer and steamfitter, is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ida Ferguson Rose, to whom he had been married 52 years; a daughter, Mrs. Hobart Lester of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. C. R. LYons of Ashland, Mrs. Leo Skaggs and Mrs. Louzetta Skaggs of Martha, KY and Mrs. William Mullins and Mrs. John Thompson of Keaton; two brothers, C. C. and John Rose of Keaton and one grandchild, Miss Rosemary Lester. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1961

 

 

WILLIAMSON, William Howard

1875-1961

William Howard (Bill) Williamson, 85, of Louisa Route 2, died Monday morning at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Copley Memorial Church, Crum Route 1, with the Rev. Ballard Copley and the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating.  Burial was in Salmons Cemetery near the church. A former section foreman for the Norfolk & Western Railway, he moved to Louisa from Stonecoal, WV after retiring 13 years ago. He was born June 15, 1875 in Lawrence County, KY, son of the late John Emory and Fannie Carey Williamson. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Niza Salmons Williamson, to whom he had been married 37 years; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. James of Sciotoville, OH, four sons, W. H. Williamson, Jr., of Altavista, VA, Jack and Jimmy Williamson, at home, and Robert Williamson of Kermit, WV; a sister, Mrs. Frances Williams of Chicago, and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1961

 

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ALLEN, Charles W.

1868-1961

Charles W. Allen, 92, of the Glenwood section on Louisa route 4, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at his home. He was a retired timberman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Denton Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Johnny Ivy officiating. Burial was in the Cunningham Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. Mr. Allen was born July 18, 1868, in Greenup County, a son of the late George and Fannie Jimmerson Allen. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Duncan Allen, three daughters, Mrs. N. D. Kelly of Ashland, Mrs. Myrtle Rice of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. S. L. Sammons of Louisa; six sons, Samuel and George Allen of Hanging Rock, OH; Hubert and Roscoe Allen of Louisa, route 4, Otto Allen of Mount Gay, WV and Elbert Allen of Louisa Route 3; a sister, Mrs. Robert Zornes of Hanging Rock; a brother, John Allen of Columbus; and 49 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1961

 

AUSTIN, Phillip Roy

Phillip Roy Austin, son of Rev. Clifford H. and Lurie Janet Adkins Austin of Louisa, was dead at birth Monday at 11:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. The father is pastor of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Adkins Cemetery on Louisa Route 3 with the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Additional survivors include a sister, Marshia Ann and a brother, Clifford Bruce Austin, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Austin of Route 4, Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Adkins of Louisa Route 3. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 9161

 

BOGGS, Thomas Bascom

1884-1961

Thomas Bascom Boggs, 76, of Louisa, died Friday night at 6:30 p.m. after a one day illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born June 28, 1884, at Webbville, KY, a son of the late John Milton and Margaret Wheeler Boggs, he had spent all his life at Webbville before moving to Louisa three years ago. He was a retired farmer, a member of the United Baptist Church and a 50 year member of ??F & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Jane Clark Boggs, to whom he had been married for 58 years; three daughters, Mrs. Fred A. Arrington of Louisa, Mrs. Leo King of Columbus, Mrs. Park Prater of Beaver, OH, three sons, John Marvin and James Arlie Boggs of Webbville and C. C. Boggs of Columbus; six sisters, Mrs. Sherman Hicks, of Darby, OH, Mrs. Emma Slone of Portsmouth, Mrs. Carson Blevins and Mrs. Charlie Howard of Ashland, Mrs. Harry Thompson of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. James S. Marr of Seattle, WA; six brothers, Sherman Boggs of Oak Hill, OH, and Hugh, Robert, Ossie, Glen, and Graden Boggs of Ashland; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1961

 

BRANHAM, Sue Ellen

1961-1961

Sue Ellen Branham, three day old daughter of James Thomas and Elizabeth Copley Branham of Columbus, OH, formerly of Glenhayes, WV died Wednesday, March 8 in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Copley of Glenhayes, with the Rev. Frank Johnson and the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Glenhayes. Additional survivors include a sister, Deborah Lou Branham, at home, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Branham of Glenhayes. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1961

 

CHILDERS, Malissa (Travis)

1887-1961

Malissa Travis Childers, 74, died at her home on route 1, Louisa, Monday, at 7:15 p.m. where she had resided for 26 years. She formerly lived at Mattie, KY. She was born January 13, 1887, at Charley, KY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hester Pack Travis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Byrd Childers, preceded her in death seven years ago. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William Green officiating. Interment will be made in the Childers Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Albert Daniels of Smithers, WV, Mrs. G. B. Skinner of Columbus, OH, one son, Ochel J. Childers of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. S. .Bayes of Ashland, and Mrs. Thursa Eversole, of Plain City, OH; one brother, Ora Travis of South Charleston, OH; one granddaughter, Mrs. T. D. Stevens, of Warner Robins, GA, who was reared in the Childers home, nine other grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1961

 

CLARK, Harriett (Farley)

1886-1961

Mrs. Harriett Farley Clark, 74, of Louisa, died at the home of a daughter, 3037 Walter St., Cincinnati, OH, Monday at 10:30 a.m. after an illness of about 3 years. She had been living with her daughter for the past year. She was the wife of Lewis Clark, married for 50 years. He survives. She was born in Louisa, December 9, 1886, daughter of the late Mose and Rindey Garrett Farley, and was a lifelong member of the A.M.E. Church. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Worthen, Cincinnati, OH, 4 sons, Wesley Clark, Thomas D.Clark, Elliott Clark, all of Louisa, and Fred Douglas Clark of New York City; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. The body will remain at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, March 16,1961

 

DOBBINS, Harper Earl

1900-1961

Harper Earl Dobbins, 60, of Louisa, died Wednesday, March 22, in a Huntington hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin, the Rev. J. C. Hager, and the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He had been an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway for 34 years. Mr. Dobbins was born at Gallup, KY, November 7, 1900, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Preston Dobbins. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edith Alley Dobbins; a daughter, Mrs. Philip Collins of Columbus, OH; a brother, John J. Dobbins of Gallup; and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 30,1961

 

GARRED, John M.

1904-1961

John Morton Garred, 56, a native of Louisa, died at 6 a.m. Monday at his home in Lexington, KY, following an illness of three months. Mr. Garred was born August 5, 1904, a son of John and Rinda Botts Garred. He was a member of St. Paul's A.M.E. Church in Lexington and had been employed 31 years at the Old Ladies' Home there. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home in Lexington and burial followed in a Lexington cemetery. Survivors include the widow, four sisters, Mrs. Luther Swetnam and Mrs. Francis Burgess of Louisa, Mrs. Van B. Reed and Mrs. Lettie Mucker of Louisville; and one brother, Wayne Garred of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1961

 

HOLBROOK, Viola (Adams)

1886-1961

Mrs. Viola Adams Mosley Holbrook, 74, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, died in an Ashland, KY hospital at 9:10 a.m. March 7, 1961. She was born March 17, 1886 at Irad, Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late L. T. (Labe) and Barbara Carter Adams. She was the widow of Ralph Holbrook. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 57 years and a resident of Boyd County for the past 12 years. Surviving are four sons, Delbert Mosley, Kingston, OH, Watt Mosley, Route 2, Catlettsburg, Elmer Mosley, Kenova, WV, James Mosley, Circleville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Crawford, Portland, OR; and Mrs. Laura Arrington, Norfolk, VA; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She had a host of friends around Louisa and Boyd County. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery under the direction of the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

JONES, Mary Katherine (Senters)

1875-1961

Mrs. Mary Katherine Jones, 85, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, following an illness of six months at the home of a nephew, Baxter G. Senters, on Route 2, Louisa, with whom she resided. Mrs. Jones retired in 1952 after 40 years employment with the L. B. Price Tailoring co., in Cincinnati, and had been a resident here 4 years. She was born May 9, 1875, at Manchester, KY, a daughter of the late Perry and Rebecca Senters. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Daughters of America. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home of the nephew Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Cherryville Baptist Church, Route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in Senters Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1961

 

LYCAN, Gordon J.

1902-1961

Gordon J. Lycan, 59, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was made in the Billups Gap cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Lycan was a former employee of the National Carbon Co., at Kenova. He was born January 1, 1902, a son of Mrs. Louary Wilson Lycan of Fort Gay, route 1 and the late Consie Lycan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace McKinster Lycan; five sisters, Mrs. Vernon King of Oriskany, VA, Mrs. Thomas Hatten, of Washington, Mrs. Burgess Hatten and Mrs. Harlan Hatten, of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Virgil Collinsworth of Xenia, OH; and four brothers, Goodwin Lycan of Bartley, WV. Consie Lycan, JR., of Route 1, Prichard, WV, Morris Lycan of Rittman and Clarence Lycan of Huntington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

MILLER, Roscoe C.

Funeral services for Roscoe C. Miller, 75, of 1327 Morningside Drive, Ashland, KY, who died Friday, were conducted Saturday from the Lazear Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The deceased, a native of Martha, KY, was a son of the late Peter and Hannah Gambill Miller. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Sagraves Miller, also of Martha; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Cass of Alma, MI and Mrs. June Lyons of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Ephraim Spaulding of Dawson, NB, and Mrs. John Mulkey of Blaine, and five brothers, Arbie Miller of Burdine, KY, Charles Miller of Cincinnati, OH, Harrison Miller of Los Angeles, CA, Anderson Miller of Wenatchee, WA, and Norman Miller of Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1961

 

MILUM, May (Chaffin)

1906-1961

Mrs. May Chaffin Milum, 54, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 3 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Church of God at Fort Gay with the Rev. Thomas Payne officiating. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery. She was born September 11, 1906, at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late William D. and Elizabeth Bowen Chaffin, and was married  27 years ago to the Rev. A. B. Milum, who survives. Mrs. Milum was a member of the Church of God at Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Bartram of Fort Gay Route 1 and Mrs. John E. Allen of Ulysses, KY; two step daughters, Mrs. Richard Dawson of Wauscon, OH and Mrs. Grady Osborn of Fort Gay, route 1; a stepson, William R. Milum of Reno, NV; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Daniels of Fort Gay; Mrs. George Crum of Logan, WV and Mrs. Mary Rogers of Kingsport, TN; three brothers, Howard Chaffin of Logan, Nathan Chaffin of Fort Gay and Philip Chaffin of Jacksonville, FL and 5 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

MOORE, Nora Elizabeth (McGuire)

1881-1961

Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Moore, 79, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday, March 12, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery at Blaine. She was born at Blaine on March 31, 1881, a daughter of the late James and Jane Cordle McGuire. Mrs. Moore had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 53 years. Her husband, James Monroe Moore, died November 29,1956. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dorsey Ratliff of Mount Sterling, KY, Mrs. Russell Boggs of Ashland, Mrs. Dewey Ross of Columbus, OH, and Miss Ola Moore at home; a son, Ellis Moore of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Gina Pennington of Victorville, CA, and Mrs. Jemima Barney of Ashland and 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1961

 

NULL, Georgia A. (Reynolds)

Mrs. Georgia A. Null, 52, wife of Jack Null of Wayne, WV, died Tuesday, March 14, in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Null was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church and was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and White Shrine. She was a past matron of Kenova Chapter 111, OES, and past worthy high priestess of Wescerkova Chapter 14, White Shrine of Jerusalem. She also formerly served as chairman of the advisory board of the Order of Rainbow for Girls at Kenova. Mrs. Null was a charter member of Wayne Chapter 156, OES, which she helped to organize last year. Her husband owned and operated the Wayne telephone system until he sold it to the present owners about two years ago. Surviving are the husband, the father, Allen C. Reynolds of Fort Gay; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Thompson, a teacher at the Thompson school; two step daughters, Mrs. Doris Fowler of Victoria, VA and Mrs. Blanche Saunders of Norfolk, VA; and three grandsons. Mrs. Null was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Davis Reynolds in 1945. A memorial service for Mrs. Null was held at the Morris-Booton Funeral Home at Wayne, Wednesday March 15, by the Wayne OES Chapter. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 16, at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Basil A. Hensley and the Rev. O. S. Donahoe officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

PARKER, Billie Ray

1951-1961

Billie Ray Parker, 10 year old son of Drew and Betty Jo Ferguson Parker of Martha, KY, who was found drowned Saturday in Upper Laurel Creek about 25 miles west of Louisa, was buried in Slone Cemetery at Blaine following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. from Old Hood Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. The body was found Saturday at 2 p.m. by a neighbor who was assisting the parents in a search for the boy. L. B. Young, a deputy coroner of Lawrence County, said the child apparently had drowned in the small stream about noon. An investigation is in progress and a coroner's inquest will be held later according to J. J. Jordan, Lawrence County Sheriff, who is making the investigation. The boy was a student at Flat Gap School. Additional survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Ferguson of Martha. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1961

 

PRESTON, Timothy Ray

1950-1961

Timothy Ray Preston, 11-year-old son of Jim and Myrtle Osborn Preston, of near Richardson, KY, was found dead at his home Saturday.  The youngster had apparently hanged himself while at play.  His parents discovered him with a disconnected electric power line wrapped around his neck after he failed to answer their calls to dinner. L. B. Young, one of Lawrence County’s Deputy Coroners, who returned a verdict of accidental death, said one of the lines was connected to the back of the Preston home.  The line previously carried power to a nearby tree, but was disconnected when the tree showed signs of falling.  The youth was dead on arrival at a local hospital.     Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Little Ethel Baptist Church with the Rev. German Walters, the Rev. Arch Thompson, and the Rev. Arnie Murray officiating.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Richardson.  Other survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Preston, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Osborn of Pilgrim, KY, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston of Ashland.  The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of an uncle, Ira Preston of Richardson. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1961

 

ROSS, Lydia (Weaver)

Mrs. Lydia Ross, 82, of Blaine, died Thursday, March 23, at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Ross was born July 11, 1878, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Andy and Louise Boggs Weaver. Her husband, Lee Ross preceded her in death in 1928. Surviving are two sons, Robert Ross of Indiana and Edward Ross at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Sagraves of Ashland and Mrs. Charley Gartin of Blaine; and three brothers, William Weaver of Louisa, Cran Weaver of Ashland, and Robert Weaver of London, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Ross Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1961

 

ROWE, Drew J.

Drew J. Rowe, 74, of 4265 16th St. Road, Huntington, WV, and formerly of Kenova and Fort Gay, WV died Friday night in a Huntington hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Rowe was a retired boiler room foreman for the Appalachian Power Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Bartram Rowe of Hialeah, FL, formerly of Fort Gay; three daughters, four sons, a sister and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

SHORTRIDGE, Edward Bascom

1882-1961

Edward Bascom (E. B.) Shortridge, 79, of Louisa, a retired miner foreman, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the home of the Rev. C. L. Neff of Louisa. He suffered a heart attack while repairing a porch at the clergyman's residence. Mr. Shortridge was born January 8, 1882, at Yatesville, KY, a son of the late George William and Louise Elkins Shortridge. He had lived here six years. Mr. Shortridge was a member of the Methodist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. M. Stratton and the Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dollie Jordan Shortridge; two sons, Paul and Jimmie Shortridge, of Cleveland, OH; four stepdaughters, Mrs. W. L. Dixon and Mrs. Grant Taylor of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Harry Berger of Huntington and Mrs. Milton Carey of Germany; and four step sons, Herman and Glen Jordan of Louisa, Leon Jordan of Catlettsburg, and Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1961

 

SWETNAM, Madge (Carter)

Mrs. Madge Carter Swetnam, 83, a native of Lawrence County, died Monday, February 20, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Shield of Owingsville, KY, with whom she resided. Mrs. Swetnam, daughter of the late Millard and Virginia Clayton Carter, was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star at Blaine. Her husband, George C. Swetnam, preceded her in death. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Verne Horne of Louisville and Mrs. Kenneth Hayes of Zanesville, OH; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, from the Mitchel-Douglas Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home.

Big Sandy News, March 2, 1961

 

WRIGHT, Tivis

1888-1961

Tivis Wright, 72, of Gladys, KY, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, KY, following a short illness. Mr. Wright was born May 25, 1888 in Lawrence County, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his widow, Rosie Browning Wright, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Patton and Mrs. Elmo Webb of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Carl Webb of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Elzie Lemming of Chillicothe, OH; three sons, Paul Wright of Columbus, Leo Wright of Dayton, and Louis Wright of Ashland, KY; one sister, Mrs. Dewey Kitchen of Gladys; three brothers, Mark Wright of Twin Branch, Dennie Wright of Chillicothe, and Louis Wright of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1961
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BOGGS, Glen Franklin

A 21 year old Webbville man was killed by a piece of falling slag in an accident Tuesday at the Ashland Oil and Refining Co., plant at Leach above Catlettsburg. Glen Franklin Boggs, an employee of the Pro-Con Corp. of Des Plaines, IL, at work on a maintenance contract at the number two refinery, was standing on the ground when the slag chunk fell 50 feet. He was a member of a crew working on a regenerator of the catalytic cracking unit. Other men were at work above pulling nozzles and apparently loosened the heavy fragment. The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. The body was removed to the Young Funeral Home. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Christian Church, Willard, KY with Rev. Everett Sloan and Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Interment will be made in Memorial Park Cemetery at Grayson, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pearl McDavid Boggs, one daughter, Rita Kay Boggs, at home, the parents, John W. and Ethel Berry Boggs; two sisters, Mrs. Ercell Day, of Dayton, OH and Miss Mary Jane Boggs, at home; two grandmothers, Mrs. Esther Boggs, Ashland and Mrs. Sarah Jane Berry of Yatesville, KY. The body was removed from the funeral home to the home of the parents, Thursday. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1961

 

CANTRELL, Proctor

1905-1961

Proctor Cantrell, 55, of Blaine, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in a local hospital following a week's illness. Mr. Cantrell was born May 4, 1905, in Blaine, a son of the late Isom and Margaret Skaggs Cantrell, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bithie Jane Ramey Cantrell, to whom he had been married 32 years; eight daughters, Mary Louise, Anna Lee, Betty Jane, Laura Rene, Alma Frances and Carolyn Sue Cantrell, all at home, and Mrs. Ernest Cordell of Sunbury, OH and Mrs. James Price of Johnstown, OH; one son, Joseph Cantrell, also at home; one sister, Mrs. Hobert Justice of Blaine; one brother, Pilot Cantrell, also of Blaine and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church at Martha with the Revs. Jarrett Cordell, Elzi Preston, and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery at Blaine. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home here to the residence on Brushy Creek. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1961

 

CHADWICK, Lowell T.

Lowell Thomas Chadwick, 21, of 6473 30th Way N., St. Petersburg, FL died Tuesday, March 28, in an accident while on maneuvers in Hawaii. He was a Private First Class in the U. S. Army, stationed in Hawaii. Mr. Chadwick moved to St. Petersburg in 1947 from Louisa with his parents. He attended Lealman Junior High School, Tomlinson Vocational School and the Lealman Methodist Church. He was employed by R. N. Hall & Co., before entering the service. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James K. Chadwick; three brothers, Shelby Lee and James Melvin of St. Petersburg and William Ralph of Dayton, OH; a sister, Carol Sue, St. Petersburg; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Chadwick of Star Route, Louisa, KY. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, April 11, at 2 o'clock at the Brett Funeral Home with the Rev. Booker C. Short, Jr., officiating. Graveside rites were conducted at St. Petersburg Memorial Park Cemetery by member of the Air Force stationed at McDill Air Force Base. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1961

 

DIAMOND, Clayton

1912-1961

Clayton Diamond, 48, of Louisa, Route 3, who was found dead at his home Tuesday night, April 18, was buried in the family cemetery on Louisa Route 3, following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Diamond lived alone. L. Byron Young, a deputy coroner, said that death was due to natural causes and possibly occurred Sunday. Mr. Diamond was born May 30, 1912 on Louisa Route 3, a son of the late George L. and Elizabeth Frazier Diamond He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Ossie See, Mrs. Juno Stout and Mrs. Christine McGranahan of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Opal Wellman of Flatwoods, and three brothers, the Rev. E.P. Diamond and Golden and Ray Edward Diamond of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 27,1961

 

DIAMOND, John Proctor

1886-1961

John Proctor Diamond, 74, of Dayton, OH, died Sunday, April 2, 3:30 p.m. after a long illness. He was born at Louisa, KY, November 12, 1886, a son of the late Marion and Merniva Muncy Diamond. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Anna Yates Diamond, preceded him in death two years ago. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Larry Buskirk at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Virginia Diamond and Miss Faye Diamond both of Dayton, OH, two sons, Rudolph Diamond of Logan, WV and Elmer Diamond of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Fuller, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Ailcie Burke, East Point, KY; two brothers, Walter Diamond, Lucasville, OH, and Gilford Diamond, of Philadelphia, PA. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

Dobbins, Hugh, Jr.

1906-1961

Following a preliminary hearing Monday, April 24, in a willful murder charge before County Judge Nile Ball, a 42 years old Lawrence County man, Joe Crawford, of Gallup, KY waived to the Grand Jury, May term, Lawrence County Circuit Court. His bond was set at $10,000 by Judge Ball. Crawford is charged with the fatal stabbing of his neighbor Hugh Dobbins, Jr., 54, also of Gallup, Saturday, April 22, following a dispute over a moonshine still. Sheriff J.J. Jordan, who was on the scene soon after the tragedy said the fatal stabbing occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday within one-fourth of a mile from Crawford's home on a dirt road. The men had been making moonshine all day, Jordan said. A still, which was still warm, was found 300 feet from Crawford's home. Both men had apparently been drinking, then sheriff pointed out and the slaying stemmed from the arguments. Mrs. Crawford notified the sheriff about the slaying by phone from her home. Jordan disclosed that Mrs. Crawford told him that her husband told her he had stabbed Dobbins. Dobbins's body was found about 6 p.m. with stab wounds below the heart and in the arm. Jordan said death came from a hunting knife with a blade five and one half inches long. Dobbins lived a short time after the blade was plunged below the heart, Jordan related. Sheriff Jordan said Crawford claimed that he had nothing to do with the death of Dobbins. Crawford said that Dobbins fell on the knife. Crawford was arrested without resistance at his home by Jordan and Chief Deputy Waller Pigman.

 

Mr. Dobbins was born September 22, 1906, at Gallup, a son of the late Hugh and Lydia Meade Dobbins. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Don Hinkle, and the Misses Dorothy and Nellie Dobbins of New Lexington, OH, Mrs. Betty Rogers of Wilmington, NC; two sons, Robert Hugh and William Dobbins of New Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Hornsby of Gallipolis, OH, three brothers, Edmond Dobbins of Wayne, MI, and John Harvey and Millard Dobbins of Clifton Forge, VA; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

ENDICOTT, Ezekiel

1876-1961 Ezekiel Endicott, 84, of Fort Gay, Route 1, (Tabors Creek), died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Endicott was born May 4, 1876, a son of the late John and Catherine Chaffins Endicott, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Fluty and the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial will be in the Endicott Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Dillon Endicott, to whom he had been married 54 years; eight daughters, Mrs. Della Pope and Mrs. Ellis Endicott, of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Johnny Mills, Warfield, KY, Mrs. Roy Dempsey, Kermit, WV, Mrs. Ben Nida, Salt Rock, WV, Mrs. Carl Kirk, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lecester Evans, Columbus, and Mrs. Roy Williams, Route 1, Fort Gay; four sons, Sherman and Ernest Endicott of Fort Gay, Theron Endicott, of Lexington, OH, and Elmer Endicott of Salt Rock; three brothers, Josh Endicott, Inez, KY, Ransom Endicott and Marion Endicott, of Waverly, OH; 58 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the residence Thursday morning from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1961

 

HITCHCOCK, Doretha Faye (Ball)

1937-1961

Mrs. Doretha Faye Hitchcock, 23 of 921 1/2 E. Main St. Chillicothe, OH, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Chillicothe Hospital, after birth to a stillborn daughter, Tammy Jean, Saturday, March 25. Born September 14, 1937 in Lawrence County, KY, she was the daughter of Robert and Roberta Moore Ball, Louisa, KY, route 1. On May 4, 1956, she married Raymond C. Hitchcock, who survives. Additional survivors are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Moore and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ball, all of Louisa, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Carlos Tackett, Willoughby, OH and Miss Mary Jean Ball, Berea, KY and a brother, Norman G. Ball, Louisa, route 1. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, from the Ware Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harlan W. Alspach officiating. Burial took place in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1961

 

ISAAC, Ellen

1948-1961

Twelve year old Ellen Isaac, daughter of Martin and Mary O'Brien Isaac of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, April 21, in a Huntington hospital from third degree burns over 50 percent of her body. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Church of God at Route 2, Fort Gay, on Mill Creek, with the Rev. J. Rice officiating. Burial was in Isaac Cemetery at Flat Branch, Route 2, Fort Gay. According to the family, the girl was preparing for a bath by an open hearth on Monday morning, April 17, when wind blew down the chimney, fanning flames to her clothing. born July 4, 1948, Ellen attended Thompson School near Fort Gay. Additional survivors include four sisters, Pansy, Elsie, Ruth and Esther, all at home, and six brothers, Martin Isaac, Jr., of Flat Fork, KY and William, Richard, Leonard, Arbie and Oscar Isaac, all at home. The body was taken to the home of Lloyd Pratt, Radnor, route 1 WV from Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

KELLEY, Inez (Wallace)

1882-1961

Mrs. Inez Wallace Kelley, 78, of Fort Gay, WV, died early Saturday at her home after an illness of four weeks. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Glen Hayes Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Castle officiating. Burial followed in Wallace Cemetery, Glen Hayes. A former resident of Glen Hayes, Mrs. Kelley had resided in Fort Gay for the past four years. She was born September 18, 1882, a daughter of the late Solomon and Ollie Jane Branham Wallace and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Survivors include the husband, George W. Kelley; two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Wallace of Fort Gay and Miss Lillie Rose Kelley at home; five sons, Grady, Herman and George Kelley, Jr., all of Fort Gay, William Kelley of Ashland and James Roy Kelley of Portsmouth a sister, Mrs. Lillie Montavon of Portsmouth; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the son, Herman, in the Cedar Heights section of Fort Gay, Sunday. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

KIRK, Marinda (Herald)

1894-1961

Mrs. Marinda Kirk, 66, of route 5, Louisa, died Friday, April 21, at her home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. Nelson Hughes and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was made in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Kirk, widow of Henry Kirk, who died in January, 1943, has been a member of the United Baptist Church for 49 years. A daughter of the late Lafayette and Nina Marcum Herald, she was born October 28, 1894. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Walter Marcum of Louisa, Route 5, Mrs. Luther Fannin of Inez, KY, Mrs. Mont Dillon of Louisa, Route 5, and Misses Hazel and Vena Kirk, both at home; four sons, Andy Kirk, Louisa, Route 5, James Kirk of Shelbiana, KY and Cecil and Lester Kirk, both of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lucinda Varney of Crum, WV, seven brothers, Andy Herald of Williamson, Samuel, Wayne and Nick Herald, all of Crum, James and Lawrence Kirk, both of Charleston and Johnnie Kirk of Kenova; 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

LESTER, William Martin

1897-1961

William Martin Lester, 63, of Martha, KY, died Wednesday, April 5, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Escom Bailey, Mazie, KY after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Martha. Mr. Lester, a farmer, was born October 1, 1897, at Mazie, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Lester. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Lester, another daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Skaggs of Martha; a son, Rufus Lester of Amlin, OH; a sister, Mrs. Allen Sparks of Martha and 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1961

 

LOAR, Ernest L.

Ernest L. Loar, 46, of Logan, WV, formerly of Kenova and Huntington, died of a heart attack Tuesday morning, April 18, while visiting his brother, Clifford Loar, at his furniture store in Kenova. Ernest Loar was part owner of Minton Chevrolet, Inc., of Stollings. He came to Huntington for a check up by his physician and was visiting his brother until his appointment. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the First Baptist Church of Kenova with Dr. John Hayward and the Rev. Glen White officiating. Burial was in the Loar Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Loar was president of the Logan County Automobile Association and a member of the Logan Rotary Club and the First Baptist Church in Logan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma Stump Loar, a son, James W. Loar at home; a daughter, Ernestine Cheryl Loar at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Loar of Kenova; four brothers, Clifford and Harmon H. Loar of Kenova, Homer and Edgar Loar, Jr. of Cincinnati and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Wellman of Kenova and Mrs. Covy Pyles of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

MCHENRY, Rose (Childers)

1877-1961

Mrs. Rose McHenry, 84, of route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, April 19, at her home after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. D. E. Kiger officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Louisa route 2. She was born April 18, 19=877, at Richardson, KY and was the widow of Samuel McHenry, who died in May 1960. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harrison Aldridge of Logan, WV, Mrs. Luther Hughes of Suffolk, VA, Mrs. Frank Senters of Ashland and Misses Annie and Goldie McHenry, at home and two sons, Elmer McHenry of Chattaroy, WV and Arthur McHenry of Louisa, Route 2. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

MCKENZIE, Huley

1890-1961

Huley McKenzie, 70, formerly of Louisa, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Dayton, OH, Tuesday night, March 28, after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was in McKenzie  Cemetery at Walbridge. A veteran of World War I, Mr. McKenzie was born October 30, 1890, in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late H. E. and Sarah Nelley McKenzie. A retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he was a member of Louisa Lodge No. 195 F & AM. His wife, Mrs. Eula Osborn McKenzie died in 1953. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kermit Robinette of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Wendell Roberts, Mrs. Jack Cyrus and Miss Joann McKenzie of Louisa; four sons, Harold E. McKenzie of Fairborn, OH, Merman and Marvin McKenzie of Louisa, Route 1, and Hiram McKenzie of Ceredo, WV; one sister, Mrs. Lora Fry of Circleville, OH; and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1961

 

PETERS, Robert

1887-1961

Robert C. Peters, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Peters died on his 74th birthday. He was born April 16, 1887 at Route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late John N. and Nancy Harrison Peters. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. P. Belcher of Fort Gay, Mrs. W. L. Wilks of Huntington, and Mrs. William Hummell of Rantoul, IL; one sister, Mrs. Julia Bartram of Fort Gay; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the Fort Gay Baptist Church one hour before funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. John Simpkins officiated at the service. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 20,1961

 

REID, Betty (Pryor)

1878-1961

Mrs. Betty Pryor Reid, 83, widow of John R. Reid, Owingsville, Route 3, KY, succumbed at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. A native of Bath County, KY, Mrs. Reid was born March 8, 1878, a daughter of the late Warren and Becky Whittington Pryor. She received her early education in Bath County schools and attended Daughters' College at Harrodsburg, KY. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church at Owingsville as long as her health permitted. Survivors include four sons, Richard P. Reid, Louisa, John R. Reid, Jr., Frankfort, Edwin K. Reid, Paris, Paul K. Reid, Okinawa; two daughters, Mrs. Curry Hadley, St. Matthews, and Mrs. Lee Smith, Somerset; a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Barton, Dayton, OH, a half sister, Mrs. Frank Johnson of Ft. Scott, KS and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Keal Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, KY with the Rev. Archie Bedford officiating. Burial was in the McPhelia Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Pallbearers were Tom and Bill Reid of Louisa, John, Charles and Allen Barton and Wes Reid of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

ROBINETTE, Maggie  (Marshall)

Mrs. Maggie Robinette, 65, formerly of Louisa, route 1, died Tuesday, April 18, in a hospital in Columbus, OH where she had lived for the past year. The widow of Flem Robinette who died in 1945, she was born in Gallipolis, OH, a daughter of the late William and Nannie Fortner Marshall. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made inn Hardwick Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nelson Engersole of London, OH, Mrs. Cass Dutton and Mrs. Robert Bair of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Richard Corns of Florida; seven sons, Frank, Scott, Kermit, Ben, Fred and Kenneth Robinette, of Springfield and Albert Robinette of Canton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Kellie Robinette of Louisa, Route 1, and 21 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

SMITH, Fred See

1920-1961

Fred See Smith, 40, of Louisa, died in a local hospital at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, following a twelve day illness. The deceased, a veteran of World War II, had been associated for the past 15 years as Spot and Dry Cleaner for the Dobyns Cleaners, Louisa.  A son of James and Maude Adams Smith, he was born June 22, 1920 in Louisa. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195, Louisa Chapter O.E.S., the Disabled Veterans, Louisa, and Scottish Rites ORIENT, Covington, KY. He attended Louisa High School before entering the service of his country serving as a Staff Sgt. in the U. S. Army. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Louisa, with the pastor, Rev. Dean Bottrell, Rev. O'Ray Weeks, and Rev. William Stratton, officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, with members of the Masonic Order conducting graveside rites. Survivors include the widow, Rachael Burke Smith, to whom he had been married for 16 years; a daughter, Virginia; the parents, three brothers, George Smith, of Paintsville, KY, John Smith, Ashland, KY, and Manley Smith, Dayton, OH. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the service when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1961

 

THOMPSON, William Henry

1881-1961

William Henry Thompson, 79, of Radnor, Route 1, WV, died Sunday at 1 a.m. at this home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Lost Creek United Baptist Church on Mill Creek with the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Golden McCloud officiating. Burial was made in Damron Cemetery on Radnor Route 1. Mr. Thompson was born November 8, 1881 on Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, a son of the late Dock and Ada Crabtree Thompson. A farmer, he lived at East Lynn before moving to his present residence 40 years ago. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Osborn Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Porter, of Radnor and Mrs. Andrew Gilliam of Dunlow, WV, four sons, Fred and Bert Thompson of Radnor and Willard and Birbon Thompson of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Laura Jackson of Fort Gay, route 2, two brothers, Cleveland and Zed Thompson of East Lynn and 34 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1961

 

WILLIAMSON, Mary (Clayton)

1894-1961

Mrs. Mary Clayton Williamson, 67, of Louisa, KY Route 2, died Wednesday, April 5, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson was born January 15, 1894, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Walter and Jenetta Vaughan Clayton. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Floyd Williamson, died in 1941. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Anna Williamson of Louisa Route 2, and Miss Kathryn Williamson of Covington, KY; a son, Walter Williamson of Cincinnati, OH; and one sister, Mrs. Ross Thompson of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1961

 

 

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ALLEN, Jay Roscoe

1961-1961

Jay Roscoe Allen, age 2 months and 17 days son of Homer Richard and Audry Fay Ball Allen of route 4, Louisa, passed away May 11 at 4 p.m. Funeral services were conducted May 12 at Newcomb Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Interment was made in the Workman Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Other survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Harmey Ball all of Louisa Route 4. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1961

 

BELLOMY, Rosetta (Ellis)

1885-1961

Mrs. Rosetta Bellomy, seventy five years old of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Sunday night in a Louisa, KY hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery on Fort Gay route 1. She was born at Hubbardstown, Wayne county, October 13,1883, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Martha Jane Massey Ellis. Mrs. Bellomy had been a member of the Hubbardstown Methodist Church for 35 years. Ben Bellomy, to whom she had been married for 55 years; four daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hooser of Bath, OH, Mrs. Earl Buckingham and Mrs. Alton Maibach of Sterling, OH and Mrs. Homer Massey of Prichard Route 1, four sons, Emory and Cline Bellomy of Fort Gay Route 1 and Ben Bellomy, Jr. of Wadsworth, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Millard Stith of Canton, OH and Mrs. Bill Donley of St. Petersburg, FL; two brothers, Lon and John Ellis of Fort Gay route 1 and 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1961

 

BOWEN, Allen

1884-1961

Allen Bowen, 76, of Prichard, WV, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at his home following a two month illness. Mr. Bowen was born September 25, 1884, at Louisa, a son of the late Franklin and Margaret Castle Bowen. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl Hickey of Willoughby, OH; two sons, Ross Bowen of Ironton and Russell Bowen of Prichard; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev. H. E. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Shilo, WV. The body was removed at 3 p.m. today from the Curtright Funeral Home here to the home of a son, Russell Bowen, Prichard, Big Sandy News, May 18, 1961

 

BOWEN, John

1894-1961

John Bowen, 66, of Louisa, KY, formerly of Logan County, WV, and Pittsburgh, died Tuesday night, April 25, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Bowen retired last June as a machine operator for the Dravo Corp. in Pittsburgh. born May 20, 1894 at Clifford, KY, he was a son of the late Henry and Emma Hammond Bowen. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Logan Post of the American Legion. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ina James Bowen; three daughters, Mrs. Desmond Cook, of Sumter, SC, Mrs. Marvin Wheeler of St. Albans, WV, and Mrs. Joseph Slaitsky of Holden, WV; three sons, Alex Bowen of Holden, Sergeant Johnny Bowen, serving in the Army at Fort Knox, KY, and Glenn Bowen of Fayetteville, NC; four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Rowe of Louisa, Mrs. Lewis Preston and Mrs. Renda Spence of Milo, KY, and Mrs. Charlie James of Sandusky, OH; two brothers, Scott Bowen of Hode, KY and Roosevelt Bowen of Shelby, OH and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1961

 

CASTLE, Sam

1880-1961

Sam Castle, 80, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, route 1, died Monday May 15 at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, from the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. W. S. Boggs officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. A retired farmer and construction worker, Mr. Castle moved from Lawrence County about 12 years ago. He was born in Johnson County, KY November 3, 1880, a son of the late Emory and Elizabeth Hickman Castle. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Carter and Mrs. Martin Moore of Columbus; three sons, Elmer, Jack and Lewis Castle of Columbus; three brothers, Anderson Castle of Franklin Furnace, OH, the Rev. Allen Castle of Columbus and Ambrose Castle of Thealka, KY and 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1961

 

CERTAIN, John Anderson

1877-1961

John Anderson Certain, 84, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Shoup, Amlin, OH, after an illness of two years. He was a resident of Blaine, KY. Born January 17, 1877, he was a son of the late John and Linnie Skaggs Certain. He was a retired sawmill operator and farmer. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church, Blaine, KY, with the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. Willie Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the Certain Cemetery, Blaine, with Jake Rice Masonic Lodge No. 606, of which he was a member, will conduct graveside services. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy S. Certain; two other daughters, Mrs. Esta Whitney of Isonville, KY and Mrs. Audrus Lyon, Blaine, one son, Jim Certain of Darbyville, OH; one half brother, Ora Ferguson of Flat Gap, KY and 17 grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence Wednesday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1961

 

CHANEY, Matilda A. (Abshire)

1868-1961

Mrs. Matilda Abshire Chaney, 92, of Millard, KY, died Monday May 22 at 7 p.m. at the home of her son, Willie Abshire, Charley, KY after an illness of two years. She was born July 25, 1868 at Fishtrap, KY, the daughter of the late Peter and Artie Justice Abshire. She was the wife of Jim Chaney to whom she had been married 53 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Philadelphia Baptist Church under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The body will remain at the funeral home until Thursday. Burial will be in the Kendrick Cemetery at Millard. Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Adam Little, Lookout, KY; a son, Willie Abshire, Charley, KY; 21 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1961

 

CHAPMAN, Graham Leon

1895-1961

Mrs. Claude T. Wilson received word last week that her brother, Graham Leon Chapman had passed away in Denver, CO, suddenly due to a heart attack. Mr. Chapman was born October 14, 1895, at Louisa, KY. He was the youngest son of Thomas J. and Kathryn Compton Chapman. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Elmer, John and Charley. He leaves a brother, George A. Chapman, Tyler, TX, and two sisters, Mrs. Claude Wilson, Louisa and Mrs. Robert Babcock of Denver. Mr. Chapman was a member of Manley M. E. Church, Portsmouth, OH. Interment was made in Denver. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1961

 

FYFFE, Earl G.

Earl G. Fyffe, 60, of San Francisco, CA died in a San Francisco hospital about 5 a.m. April 29. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 2, with burial in the VA Cemetery at San Bruno, CA. He is survived by his widow, Leona Fyffe, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Arthur K. Davidson, of Ewa, Hawaii, a stepson, Charles Lohman, Vallejo, CA; two brothers, Proctor Fyffe of Louisa, KY and Duel Fyffe of Allegan, MI; three sisters, Mr. O. L. Sagraves, Louisa, Mrs. Russell Boggs, Blaine, KY, and Mrs. Clyde Slone of Hilliards, OH; also several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Felix and Flaura Evans Fyffe. Big Sandy News, May 11,1961

 

GILKERSON, Elva (Peery)

1913-1961

Mrs. Elva Peery Gilkerson, 48, of Prichard, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of eight months. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard, of which Mrs. Gilkerson was a member for 35 years, with Rev. H. E. Smith and Rev. Glen Day officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Prichard. Mrs. Gilkerson was married to Roland B. Gilkerson, who survives for 30 years. Born at Dunlow, WV, May 11, 1913, she was a daughter of Mrs. Minnie Copley Peery, who survives, and the late Frank Peery. Additional survivors include two daughters, Miss Minnie Faye and Miss Hazel Marie Gilkerson, both at home; two sons, Garrett B. Gilkerson of Prichard and Roland B. Gilkerson, Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Lucien Blake of Prichard; two brothers, Elba Peery of Detroit and William Peery of Prichard and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1961

 

ISAAC, Edna Frances (Fletcher)

1873-1961

Mrs. Edna Frances Isaac, 87, of Louisa Route 1, died Thursday night, May 18, in a Louisa hospital after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Mrs. Isaac was the widow of William Henry Isaac, who died in 1948. She was born in Wayne County, WV, on June 16, 1873, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Nancy Jane Isaac Fletcher. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marle Johns of Woodland, CA and two sons, Lindsey Fletcher of Woodland, and Rufus Isaac of Cowen, WV, a brother, James Fletcher of Mary Ann, WV and two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1961

 

LINKOUS, Walter C. 1883-1961

Walter C. Linkous, 78 years old, 110 Maple Street, Louisa, KY, died Saturday May 13, at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager, the Rev. Jack Gold and Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired hostler for the Norfolk and Western Railway, Mr. Linkous moved to Louisa 18 years ago from Williamson, WV. He was born April 15, 1883, at Blacksburg, VA, a son of the late John and Emmarilla Maxwell Linkous. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Roxie Lambert Linkous, to whom he had been married 33 years; a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Furbee of Akron, OH; two sons, B. O. Linkous of Akron and W. e. Linkous of Columbus, a stepdaughter, Mrs. W. E. Wallenfelse of Roanoke, VA; a brother, C. C. Linkous of Blacksburg; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1961

 

QUEEN, Hattie (Lambert)

1880-1961

Mrs. Hattie Lambert Queen, 81, wife of E. E. Queen of Louisa Route 4, died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. She had suffered an illness of two years. Mrs. Queen was born January 18, 1880, a daughter of the late Polinas and Martha Stewart Lambert. She had been married for 60 years and had been a member of the Methodist Church for 63 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Garrett Chapel at East Fork, Louisa, Route 4, with the Rev. Felix Skaggs and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Lambert cemetery on East Fork. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Damer Kelley of Louisa Route 4; two sisters, Mrs. George Fannin of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Kent Stewart of Ashland, five grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1961

 

SARGENT, Leonard W.

1912-1961

Leonard W. Sargent, 49, former well-known Louisa man, passed away Tuesday evening at 9:55 o'clock in a hospital at Coffeeville, KS, where he submitted to major surgery about 10 days before his death. He was born November 5, 1912 at Marietta, OH, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Sargent. He has been associated with the Delaware Consolidated Oil Company, Delaware, OK, for the past 15 years. He was a member of the official board of the Methodist Church and also the board of education in Delaware. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Benjamin Funeral Home Chapel in Nowata, OK. Interment will be made in Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata. Survivors include the widow, Mary Mingus Sargent; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Covey, of Bartlettsville, OH, Janet Sue and Barbara, at home; a son, Leonard W. Jr., in U. S. Army and one granddaughter, Donna Sue Covey. Big Sandy News,  May 11, 1961

 

SMITH, Gladys Marie (O'Bryan)

1925-1961

Mrs. Gladys Marie Smith, 36 years old of Cordell, KY who died May 9, in a Huntington hospital was buried in the family cemetery at Cordell following funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at the home with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Mrs. Smith was born February 20, 1925, at Wilburn, KY, a daughter of John J. and Dixie Lee Thompson O'Bryan. Also surviving are the husband, James Cline Smith; two children, Ladonna Kay and James Roger, at home; a sister, Mrs. James Hall of Columbus and two brothers, Everett and Johnny O'Bryan of Wilburn, KY. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Thursday at 2 p.m. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1961

 

THOMPSON, John Wilson

1871-1961

John Wilson Thompson, 89, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday at a Huntington nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Church of God on Mill Creek, Fort Gay, route 2, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Wayne Thompson and the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Mr. Thompson was born August 28, 1871, at Fort Gay, route 2, a son of the late Wade H. and Elizabeth Hampton Thompson. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Nora Anna Arrington Thompson died in 1952. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Viola Boudreau of Blue Island, IL, Mrs. J. B. Frasher of Twin Branch, WV, and Mrs. Betty Irene Lent of Harvey, IL; two sons, Ernest S. Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2 and Paul Thompson of Huntington; and 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1961

 

WALLER, Kenneth Lee

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Columbus, GA for Kenneth Lee Waller, infant son of Cpl. and Mrs. James R. Waller, formerly of Louisa and Fort Gay. The survivors other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wellman of Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Waller of Finley, OH. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1961

 

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BAILEY, Greenville Mack

1872-1961

Greenville Mack Bailey, 89, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock at his home after an illness of two weeks. He was born in Mercer County, WV, June 20, 1872, a son of the late Robert and Mary Ann Bloss Bailey. He was retired section foreman of the Norfolk and Western Railroad for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a member of the Veterans Association of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins and Rev. A. F. Eggleston officiating. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will be removed to the church. Survivors include the widow, Betty Margaret Woods Bailey; three daughters, Miss Virginia Bailey, at home; Mrs. Kathleen Brumfield, Huntington, and Mrs. Thelma Giglio of Warren, OH; two sons, Robert H. Bailey of Huntington, and John H. Bailey of Kermit, WV; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1961

 

CORDLE, Donald Ray

1959-1961

Donald Ray Cordle, 21 months old son of Dennis J. and Marie Blythe Cordle of Rickbridge, OH, died Tuesday, June 6, in a Columbus hospital after a four day illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of God at Blaine, KY; with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Blythe Cemetery at Blaien. He is survived by the parents; a sister, and two brothers, the paternal grandfather, A. J. Cordle of Wilbur and the maternal grandfather, Ed Blythe of Blaine. The body was taken to the Ed Blythe home Thursday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1961

 

COX, Infant

1961-1961

Infant Cox, son of Ira and Edna Bellomy Cox of Tenth Street, Catlettsburg, KY, who died Thursday night, June 22, was buried in the family cemetery in Lawrence County, following graveside services. Also surviving are one brother, Franklin Cox at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Cox and Mr. and Mrs. William Bellomy, all of Catlettsburg, the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Belle Cox of Louisa, and the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Mary Bellomy of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1961

 

HANNERS, A. A. (Tad)

A. A. (Tad) Hanners, 65, died Thursday, June 8, at his home in Paris, KY, following a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 11, at Paris with the interment there also. Survivors include the widow, Nancy Hanners, three sisters, Mrs. John Vaughan, Louisa, Mrs. Taylor Muncy, Kent, OH, and Mrs. Edward Cox of Matewan, WV, and a brother, Rev. Henry Hanners of Vanhue, OH. Those attending the funeral from this section were: Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. Don Carter, Louisa; Mr. and Mrs. John Wellman, of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Mildred McGinnis, Cincinnati,OH

 

HARRIS, Edgar Poe

1889-1961

Funeral services for Circuit Judge Edgar Poe Harris, 72, of Catlettsburg, KY, were conducted at Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Curry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Judge Harris, a well-known and highly respected citizen was born at Whitehouse, Johnson County, KY, a son of the late Briggs H. and Laura Pelphrey Harris. In addition to the many important places of services during his long, useful life, Judge Harris served as Commonwealth Attorney for Lawrence and Boyd Counties for two 6 year terms before returning to private law practice. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Helen See Harris, a native of Louisa; two sisters, Misses Snow and Jo Harris, both of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1961

 

HAYES, Cally Lynn

1961-1961

Cally Lynn Hayes, 10 day old daughter of Willie Gene and Frances Irene Slone Hayes, passed away in Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, June 23, at 7:30 a.m. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Slone, Route 1, Louisa, June 24. Funeral rites were conducted from the Belles Chapel Church on Georges Creek, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Hayes of Columbus, officiating. Burial was made in Hayes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Survivors other than the parents and maternal grandparents, are the paternal grandfather, Mr. Carl Hayes of Route 1 and four uncles and five aunts. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1961

 

HAYES, Roscoe

1886-1961

Roscoe Hayes, 74, died at his home about 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Charley, KY following a two year illness. A farmer, he was born June 15, 1886, at Charley, a son of the late Lafayette and Julina Spencer Hayes. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Goldie Swann to whom he had been married 49 years; three sons, Otto and Fred Hayes of Charley and Ray Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Moore of Louisa, and four grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the residence with the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Willie Daniels officiating. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at Charley under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1961

 

HOLTON, James Asbury

1882-1961

James Asbury Holton, 78, of Blaine, KY, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, in a Louisa hospital after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Sanders Cemetery at Blaine. A farmer, he was born at Blaine, December 30, 1882, a son of the late George and Hester Swetnam Holton. His wife, Mrs. Mundane McKinster Holton, died June 8, 1945. He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Pearl Caudill of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Roy Crawford of Blaine, and two grandsons, James and Eddie Butler of Blaine. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1961

 

KELLY, James Oliver

1914-1961

James Oliver Kelly, 46, a former resident of Lawrence County, died Friday morning June 23, in a Columbus hospital. Mr. Kelly died from injuries suffered in an accident while at work seven weeks ago. He was a former resident of Buchanan and was born there July 31, 1941 (Note: should be 1914), a son of Bascomb and Laura Curnutte Kelly. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include his parents of Buchanan; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Patton, Sr., of Buchanan, Mrs. Frank Simmons of Valley Bend, WV, Mrs. Edwin Writesell of Columbus and Mrs. Eugene Vanscoder of Wayne, OH; four brothers, Joe Kelly and John Kelly, both of Buchanan, Edgar J. Kelly and Samuel Kelly, both of Lebanon, OH. The body was removed from Young Funeral Home to the home of his parents in Buchanan. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1961

 

MCDOWELL, Ella (Wooten)

1887-1961

Mrs. Ella McDowell, 74, Albany, IN formerly of Louisa, died at Mount St. Mary Hospital, Thursday evening, June 1. Mrs. McDowell had moved to Albany from Ashland, KY, three weeks ago. Surviving are her husband, John, six daughters, Mrs. Anna Stephens of Ashland, Mrs. Gladys Stambaugh, Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Edith Combo, Mrs. Esta Moore and Mrs. Bertha Davis, all of Albany, Mrs. Madge Vuchetich of Ruston, LA; five sons, Frank of Dayton, OH, Everett, James, Waldo and Ed, all of Hobart, IN; two brothers, William Wooten, Cleveland and Everett Wooten of Waterloo, a sister, Mrs. Ida hanks, Ashland, KY; 3 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Mrs. McDowell was a member of the Ashland Christian Church for 40 years. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Alexander Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Thomas of Ashland. Burial was made in the Alexander Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1961

 

MOORE, Ada (York)

1896-1961

Mrs. Ada York Moore, 65, of Raceland, KY, died Saturday night in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday by the Assembly of God Church in Raceland with the Rev. Raymond Hunter officiating. Burial followed in the See Cemetery, Louisa Route 2. Mrs. Moore was born March 7, 1896, in Lawrence County, KY a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim York. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Rice of Worthington and Mrs. Mildred Pace of Dearborn, MI and two sons, Harold and Vernon (Mick) Moore, both of Raceland. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1961

 

MOORE, John M.

1881-1961

John M. Moore, 79, of Martha, KY, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Sandy Hook Church of God with the Rev. Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery at Sandy Hook. Mr. Moore was a retired farmer and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 23 years. He was born September 23, 1881 in Elliott County, KY, a son of the late William and Sarah Moore. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Marybelle Adkins Moore; three daughters, Mrs. Sam O'Neil of Paris, KY, Mrs. William E. Hutchinson of Sandy Hook and Mrs. Clyde Lewis of Martha; four sons, Isom and John Moore of Fairborn, OH, Lonnie Moore of Sandy Hook and Clyde Moore of Jamestown, OH; a sister, Mrs. Drucilla Lewis of Sandy Hook; two brothers, Enoch Moore of Adams and Steve Moore of Morehead and 49 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1961

 

OTIS, Samuel Clay

1889-1961

Samuel Clay Otis, 72, of 2757 Winchester Ave., Ashland, well known Certified Public Accountant in Louisa, died Saturday morning in King's Daughters' Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Otis, who had been in ill health for one year, died at 1:05 a.m. He had been a resident of Ashland since 1920. He was a graduate of the Morehead State Normal College and the Lafayette School of Accounting in Chicago. Mr. Otis was a member of American Institute of CPA's. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was born at Salt Rock, KY, April 14, 1889, son of the late Jonathan and Sarah Elizabeth Davis Otis. Survivors include his widow, Bess Johnson Otis of Ashland, three sons, Dr. Edwin Otis of Shewsbury, NJ, Samuel Clay Otis, Jr., of Lucasville, OH, and Max Otis of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Nona Shrout of Salt Lick and Mrs. Eliza Alfrey of Louisville and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Ashland, with the Rev. J. S. Faulconer, officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill Burial Park under the direction of the John Steen Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1961

 

RAINES, Jane Pauley (Bartram)

1872-1961

Mrs. Jane Pauley Raines, 88, of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, died at noon Saturday after an illness of four years. A member of the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church for 75 years, she was married to John B. Raines, who survives. Mrs. Raines was born October 4 1872, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William and Pearlina Bartram. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. In addition to the husband, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Williamson of Lancaster, CA and Mrs. Ralph Plymale of Huntington, WV; one son, Elwood H. Raines of Route 2, Fort Gay; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour preceding the services, when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1961

 

ROBERTSON, Samuel M.

1877-1961

Samuel Marion Robertson, 83, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday at his home after an illness of five months. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cyrus Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2 with the Rev. Carmel Webb officiating. Kitts, who survives, Mr. Robertson was a member of the Baptist Church. A farmer, Mr. Robertson, was born November 2, 1877 on Fort Gay, Route 2. He was married 66 years ago to the former Sarah Jane. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Crabtree of Beckley, WV; nine sons, Taylor, Elmer, John, Oral and Luther Robertson of Cleveland, Enoch Robertson of Genoa and James, Ray and Charles Robertson of Fort Gay route 2; one brother, Willis Robertson of Fort Gay, Route 2, and 41 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home, Monday. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1961

 

RUSSELL, Rhebe Rebekah (Northup)

1874-1961

Mrs. Rhebe Rebekah Russell, 86, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Ashland, and Louisa, KY, died at 8 a.m. May 25 in a Huntington nursing home after a brief illness. Mrs. Russell was born July 24, 1874 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Colonel Woods Northup and Emma Woods Northup. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland. Graveside services were conducted at the Ashland Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Arch M. Hewitt. Survivors include one son, Chas. W. Russell of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia R. Seaton of Ashland and Mrs. Martha R. Brisbin, Huntington, WV, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1961

 

SHORT, Robert Ray

1901-1961

Robert Ray Short, 59, passed away in a Huntington hospital Tuesday morning where he had been a patient only one day. He was born September 3, 1901, a son of the late Millard F. Short and Laura Leta Short who survives. He had been married to Eva Thompson Short for 33 years. Born at Yatesville, KY, he later lived in Cadmus for a number of years on Route 3, Louisa, for the past 19 years. He was employed as a welder for the Ashland Oil and Refining Company for 16 years before his retirement two years ago. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Yatesville Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be in the Short Cemetery on Five Forks. Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM will conduct ritualistic services at the cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the services when it will be taken to the church. Survivors other than the widow and mother, are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Damron of Pikeville, KY and Miss Frances Short at home; three sons, Carl Emerson Short of Midland, PA, Kermit Gene Short and Billy Ray Short, at home, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1961

 

SPARKS, Tabitha (Ramey)

1879-1961

Mrs. Tabitha Ramey Sparks, 81, of Martha, KY, widow of Wess Sparks, died Wednesday morning May 24, at her home. Mrs. Sparks was born November 19, 1879, at Sacred Wind, KY, a daughter of the late Dan and Ellen Ramey. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ella Gillum of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Rena Gillum of Martha and Mrs. Myrtle Gillum of Mazie, KY, seven sons, James Sparks of Barrington, IL, Dewey and Mart Sparks of Martha, Richard Sparks of Greenup, John Sparks of Sciotoville, OH; Norvil Sparks of Grove City, OH, and Ora Sparks of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1961

 

THOMPSON, Milt

1873-1961

Milt Thompson, 88, passed away Friday night, June 2, at this home near Adams, KY, where he has lived throughout his life. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the home with the Revs. S. B. Ball, Gallie Isaac and Willie Moore officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Mexie Thompson at home and Mrs. Morgan Wheeler of Louisa; and one son, Frank Thompson of Adams. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1961

 

VANOVER, Ace

1882-1961

Ace Vanover, 79, of Martha, KY died in a Lexington hospital Monday night, 10:30 p.m. after an illness of about 6 years. He was born Mary 6, 1882, at Flat Gap, Johnson Co., KY, a son of the late Henry and Ludema Salyers Vanover. He was a farmer and had been married to Nancy Skaggs Vanover for 56 years. She survives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Terryville schoolhouse with the Revs. Robie and Addie Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Vanover Cemetery at Martha. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of a son, Tommy Vanover, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sally Castle, Columbus, OH, five sons, Tommy, Merida, Norvell and Okie Vanover, all of Martha; Virgil Vanover, Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Virgie Skaggs, of East Chicago, IN; two brothers, Scott Vanover of Relief, KY and Dewey Vanover of Martha; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1961

 

WALDON, Mary (York)

1881-1961

Mrs. Mary Waldon, 80, of Walbridge, Louisa, Route 2, died Tuesday in Cleveland, where she had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Anglin, for the past 10 months. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the See Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Mrs. Waldon was born May 13, 1881, on Louisa, Route 2, a daughter of the late Glockis H. and Elizabeth Bates York. Her husband, Thomas Waldon, died in 1951. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emma Wellman of Williamson, and a brother, G. W. York of Louisa. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1961

 

YOUNG, Levi Morton

1888-1961

Levi Morton Young, 73 years old of Webbville, KY died Tuesday at his home after a two week illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Webbville Community Church by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial will be in the Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Young was a practicing veterinarian and a graduate of the Terre Haute, IN School of Veterinary Science. A member of the United Baptist Church for 44 years, he was born in Cherokee, KY on March 31, 1888, a son of the late Jesse A. and Hester Fugate Young. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Willa G. Pennington Young; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Parks of Denver and Mrs. Julia Lawrence Thomson of Tustin, CA; four sons, Webb Young of Ashland, KY, Harry and Richard Young of Webbville and Paul Young of Tustin; three brothers, Curt Young of Louisa, KY, Mayo Young of Cherokee and Luther of Wheelersburg, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne of Louisa and Mrs. Noah Sagraves of Tustin and 14 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1961

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ADAMS, Richard

1892-1961

Richard Adams, 69 years old, of Adams, KY, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital after a one year illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial will be in the Bradley Cemetery at Smokey Valley on Kentucky Route 32. He was born February 8, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Sarah Jordan Adams and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ocie Bradley Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Hoover of Ashville, OH, a son, Robert Adams of Columbus, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

BAKER, Tennie (Copley)

1874-1961

Mrs. Tennie Baker, 87, of Kermit, WV, died Monday morning at her home. She was the widow of Lindsey Baker. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Kermit Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Brooks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Baker was born April 2, 1874, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Albert and Corilda Branham Copley. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Jessie Baker of Kermit; a son, Harry Baker of Louisa; five grandchildren; two brothers, J. W. Copley of Louisa and W. G. Copley of Mansfield, OH, and five sisters, Mrs. W. G. Horn and Mrs. W. G. Montague of Ashland, Mrs. Alden Bryan of Barboursville, Mrs. Boyd Snyder of Columbus, and Mrs. Allen Bernard of Catlettsburg. The body was taken to the residence form the Ball Funeral Home in Williamson. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1961

 

BURCHETT, Donald Ray

Donald Ray Burchett, 3 years old son of Carlos and Vivian Magdelene Burton Burchett, of Louisa; Star Route, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Cemetery at Yatesville. Donald was born at Williamson, WV on January 1, 1858. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a brother and sister and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton of Matewan. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News July 20, 1961

 

BURGESS, George W.

1881-1961

George W. Burgess, 80, passed away Thursday, June 22, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gerald E. Goyette, at Metamora, MI, following a heart attack. The deceased was a native of Georges Creek, this county, and was a son of the late George and Angeline Borders Burgess. He and his wife were visiting with the daughters in Michigan when he was stricken with his third heart seizure. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian Baptist Church, Portsmouth, OH, Monday, June 26. Interment was made in Wheelersburg Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Pearl Preston Burgess of Louisa, KY; 6 daughters, Mrs. Charles D. Bronson of Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. William A. Sexton, of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Lige Troxel, Point Pleasant, OH, Mrs. Russell J. Sommers of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Gerald E. Goyette, Metamora, Mrs. Daniel Mohr, Flint, MI; four sons, Claude H. Burgess, Portsmouth, Charles L. Burgess, Greenfield, OH, Richard S. Burgess, Springfield, OH, and John W. Burgess of Dayton. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

CARTER, John Garland

From the Bracken Chronicle, Augusta, KY

The skilled hands of a good and kindly doctor are still. All Bracken Countians and many other northeastern Kentuckians today are mourning the sudden death of Dr. John Garland Carter at his home in Augusta Wednesday afternoon, July 5. The 55 year old physician and surgeon, one of only two in this community, succumbed instantly to a massive coronary he suffered at 5:10 p.m. while sitting on a divan in the living room of his home on Main Street. William McKibben, of Augusta, was repairing a television set in the same room. He said he heard a gasp and as he turned saw the physician slump apparently dead even then. Mr. McKibben called Mrs. Carter who was in another room of their home. The doctor's office is located there. The physician's wife administered artificial respiration until arrival of the life squad of the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, which gave oxygen for 35 minutes. Both treatments were without avail.

 

In the meantime, Dr. J. M. Stevenson, of Brooksville, had been called. He pronounced Dr. Carter dead on arrival at 5:50 p.m. and attributed the death to a coronary. Dr. Carter was known to have had a long cardiac history. He underwent major surgery for stomach ulcers on December 31, 1957 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. That was a five hour ordeal. Less than three months later he was treated at the same hospital for effects of kidney stones. Dr. Carter was so seriously ill from  a heart ailment for several months in 1960 that he had to abandon his practice until he regained his health sufficiently to begin accepting patients by appointment, shortly after the first of this year.  His condition had not since improved sufficiently for him to devote full time to his large and demanding practice.

 

Members of the family said that Dr. Carter suffered a mild cardiac seizure Tuesday and was unable to see patients that day. They reported he said that he was feeling better on Wednesday morning, and walked to the post office and back. He suffered another light attack after he returned home, but apparently improved after that seizure also. That added tot he shock occasioned by his sudden death. It is difficult for Doctor Carter's patients to realize that this man who preserved the lives of many of them has lost the fight he so often made and won in their behalf. Their sorrow is deepened by knowledge that he gave to them unfailingly, even after his health had broken, the last measure he could muster of professional skill and deep understanding.. Dr. Carter, an old friend said, died like he had lived--a doctor and a gentleman to the end. He was as much loved and respected for personal characteristics as he was for his mastery of profession. Dr. Carter was known as a warm, friendly person, devoted to his family, loyal to his friends and proud of his community.

 

Dr. Carter had practiced his profession in Augusta continuously since 1939. He came there from Louisa, KY, where he practiced a short time after having practiced a few months in Memphis, TN. He was a first lieutenant for two years in the Army Medical Corps in 1935 and 1935. Dr. Carter was a native of Louisa. He was born there on August 1, 1905, a son of the late George J. and Lulu Lakin Carter. As a youth, he attended and was graduated from the Louisa High School. He was conferred his doctor's degree in 1931 from the College of Medicine of the University of Tennessee. His internship was spent in the Memphis Receiving Hospital and in a sanitarium hospital at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Besides his wife, the former Mary Todd, Dr. Carter is survived by one son, John G. Carter, Jr., of Cincinnati; one brother and three sisters. They are George Carter of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Jessie Vaughn of Henderson, KY, Mrs. Hattie Stewart of Louisa, and Mrs. Hortense Ottley of Florida. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Augusta with Rev. A. L. Moore, pastor of the Augusta Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Sharon Cemetery in Bracken County. Big Sandy News, July 13,1961

 

CHILDERS, Laura (McClure)

1868-1961

Mrs. Laura McClure Childers, 93, one of the first women to serve as a juror in Lawrence

County passed away Friday, 2:50 p.m. at the Riverside Rest Home, near Russell, KY. Mrs. Childers was born March 4, 1868, at Gallup, KY, and was a daughter of the late Albert H. and Sarah Dobbins McClure, pioneer settlers of Lawrence County. She had been a member of the Gallup Methodist Church for the past 71 years and was active in all the church work as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were conducted  Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Childers Cemetery at Gallup, beside her husband, William M. Childers, who preceded her in death 17 years ago. Survivors include a son, Arnold Childers, of Urbana, OH, a sister, Mrs. Joe Cheek of Urbana; a granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Lyons of Lucasville, OH, three grandsons, Arnold Childers, Jr., of Kenova, Clyde Childers of  Charleston, and Billie Earl Childers of Tallahassee, FL, and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

CRANK, Mary Jane

1881-1961

Mrs. Mary Jane Crank, 79, of Louisa, route 4, died Wednesday, July 5, in a Louisa hospital after a one year illness. She was born in Wayne County, WV, September 25, 1881, daughter of the late Jefferson and Cynthia Ferguson Booth. Surviving are her husband, Millard F. Crank; three daughters, Mrs. Tony Kirk, Mrs. John Pfost and Mrs. Chilt Holbrook of Louisa; two sons, Daniel Crank of Piqua, OH and Bert Crank of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lona Young of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Elizabeth Spurlock of Huntington; ?? grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1961

 

GUSSLER, Fred

1892-1961

Fred Gussler, 69 years old, of Adams, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Low Gap Free Will Baptist Church at Adams with the Rev. Emerson Collier and Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Gussler a member of the Low Gap Church, was born March 1, 1892, at Adams, a son of the late Richard J. and Louisa Hayes Gussler.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Wellman Gussler; a son Leonard Gussler of Adams; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Thompson and Mrs. Tennie Damron, both of Louisa, Route 3, a brother Freel Gussler of Adams, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

MAYNARD, Juanita (Wellman)

1872-1961

Mrs. Juanita (Nettie) Wellman Maynard, 88, of Fort Gay Route 2 in the Mill Creek section of Wayne County, who died Thursday morning July 13, at her home, left 198 direct descendants. These include four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Milam of North Matewan, Mrs. Frank Wellman of Lavalette and Mrs. Myrtle Picklesimer and Mrs. Tom Hamilton of Fort Gay Route 2; three sons, John Maynard of Thornton, IN, S. C. Maynard of Montgomery, WV and Tom Maynard of Lavalette, WV and 42 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren and 55 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Christian Baptist Community Church at Saltpetre with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre. Mrs. Maynard was born October 12,, 1872, at Wellmantown on Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Wayne and Margaret Small Wellman. Her husband, Dolliver Maynard died in 1914. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 77 years. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1961

 

PACK, Eliza (Marcum)

1906-1961

Mrs. Eliza Marcum Pack, 54, of Louisa, died at 7:30 a. m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after a six month illness. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pack Cemetery at Buffalo with the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Mrs. Pack was born August 10, 1906, on Louisa Route 5, where she resided for 42 years and had lived in Louisa for 12 years, a daughter of Henry Birch Marcum of Louisa Route 5 and the late Nancy Endicott Marcum She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 41 years. Additional survivors include the husband, Acie Pack; five daughters, Mrs. James Crum of Rockwood, MI and Misses Wanda June, Rhoda, Bertha and Linda Lou Pack, at home; seven sons, Freelin Pack of Louisa, Ova Pack of Columbus, and Ted, Harland, Arthur, Melvin and Glean Pack at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Hammond of Huntington, Mrs. Andy Triplett of Louisa, Mrs. Gordon Hammond of Louisa Route 5; five brothers, Semmand Marcum of Oceana, WV, and Eford, John, Walter and Earl Marcum of Louisa, Route 5, and 11 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1961

 

PHILLIPS, William Rae

1940-1961

William Rae Phillips, 21, of Grayson, KY, a nephew of Mrs. Elmer Adkins of Louisa, drowned Thursday, July 20, in the Monongahela River after a barge overturned during drilling operations for a new navigator dam at Lock No. 4, near Charlerol, PA. Police said the barge flipped over in a strong current and Phillips was caught in an undertow. Another workman, Eugene Jackson, 25, of Monongahela, swam to safety. Phillips was employed by a Scranton drilling firm, Spragen and Haywood. He was living there with his wife and son pending completion of the job. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Grayson, KY, with the Rev. Cecil Stevenson officiating. Burial was in the Carter County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Phillips was born May 11, 1940, in Carter County, a son of Willy and Alvia Whitley Phillips. He is survived by the parents; his widow, Mrs. Mary Phillips; one son, Kenneth Ray, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Ortha Shears of Gison, Germany, Mrs. Ruby Harolo of Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Goldie Harlo of Grayson, and Mrs. Willa Faye McGlone of Plant City, FL and one brother, Sgt. 1C Aubrey Phillips of Fort Benning, GA. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1961

 

PRATT, Fred, Sr.

Fred Pratt, Sr., 72, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Wednesday, July 19 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Mill Creek of which he had been a member for 28 years, with the Rev. John Simpkins of Wayne and Rev. Carmi Crabtree officiating. Burial was made in the Pratt Cemetery at Radnor. Retired five years ago, Mr. Pratt had been a farmer and a miner, and had been employed for several years at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington. He was born at Glenhayes, a son of the late Nathanal and Elizabeth Fraley Pratt. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Hampton Pratt, to whom he had been married for 41 years; six daughters, the Misses Bertha Mae and Patty Sue Pratt of Columbus, Mrs. Racine Kirk of Huntington, Mrs. Raymond Ross of Radnor, Mrs. William Hollis of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. K. S. Cremeans of Charleston; four sons, Ralph Pratt of Huntington, Fred Pratt, Jr., of Fort Gay, Route 2, Donald W. Pratt of Mansfield, OH; and Willis Pratt in military service; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Frazier of Logan, Mrs. Jennie Gunter of Fort Gay and Mrs. Luther Hardwick of Fort Gay, Route 2, and 17 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1961

 

ROBERTS, Philip Carey, Jr.

Services for First Lt. Philip Carey Roberts, Jr. career Army officer and former Memphian who died Friday, July 7 at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, CO were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14 at National Funeral Home. Burial was in National Cemetery. Lieutenant Roberts, who was 26, had Hodgkin's disease, a blood disorder. He had been a patient in the hospital since September 1, 1960. His last duty station was at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was a company commander in the 69th Armored Battalion. Lieutenant Roberts was the son of Mrs. Maxwell Emerson of 228 Lorece Lane and Philip C. Roberts, Sr. of 5452 North Suggs Drive, Memphis, TN. He was a graduated from Jonesboro, GA High School and attended Georgia Tech two years before entering Norwich University in Northfield, VA. He was graduated from Norwich in 1959. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Memphis, where he married the former Miss Margaret Jenkins on June 20, 1959. Lt. Roberts also leaves a half sister June Alice Emerson of Lorece Lane address; a stepbrother, Capt. David Emerson of the Army in Fort Devens, Mass. and his grandmother, Mrs. George B. Roberts of 1765 North Parkway, Memphis, formerly of Louisa and a great aunt, Mrs. D. J. Burchett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1961

 

ROSE, Mary Ellen (Chaffin)

1884-1961

Mrs. Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose, 77 years old, of 405 Wilson Street, Louisa, KY, formerly of Webbville, KY, died Sunday night at her home after an illness of seven weeks. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Smokey Valley, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery there. The widow of Robert Rose, who died in 1948, she was born March 3, 1884, Route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Hicks Chaffin. She later lived on Route 1, Louisa, for 55 years and in Louisa for 14 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ivory Rose and Mrs. Opal Adams of Louisa, seven sons, Raymond Rose of Louisa, Willis, Paul and Sheridan Rose of Columbus, OH, Almond Rose of Chattaroy, WV, Sam Rose of Nolan, WV, and Curtis Rose of Westerville, OH, two brothers, Willie Chaffin of Rush, KY and Lindsey Chaffin of Buchanan, KY and 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

SPAULDING, Sherman

Sherman Spaulding, 11 year old son of Neal and Louella Whitt Spaudling of New London, Conn., formerly of Sprigg, WV, who drowned at New London on Thursday, was buried in the Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV, following funeral services Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Church of Christ at Fort Gay with the Rev. Nathan Chaffin officiating. Additional survivors include two brothers and three sisters, at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Whitt of Williamson, WV. The body was taken to the home of Columbus Bowen at Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1961

 

TRUITT, Ruth (George)

1936-1961

Mrs. Ruth George Truitt, 24, a well known and beloved Louisa girl was killed instantly Friday of last week when the car she was driving plowed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck on U. S. 60 about four miles east of Owingsville, KY. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. as Mrs. Truitt was traveling alone, headed west. Persons at the scene of the accident said her car apparently went into the shoulder of the rain slick highway and then swerved back onto the road and collided with the truck which was also going west Identity of the truck driver, who apparently was not hurt was not learned. The truck was reported owned by the J. B. Whitten Trucking Company of Huntington, WV.

 

Mrs. Truitt, wife of Allen Truitt, a student at Morehead State College, was en route to Preston, KY, to pick up her father, Levi George, an employee of the Maintenance Department of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway company, who had been working there. They then were to get her husband at Morehead and all return to Louisa for the weekend. Mrs. Truitt, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi George, was born October 17, 1936 at Torchlight, KY. She was a graduate of the Louisa High School and Morehead State College. She had been an active member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa for the past 14 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. A. J. Roberts and the church pastor, the Rev. Mr. William Stratton, officiating. W. T. Hinkle sang the Lord's Prayer, a favorite selection of the deceased. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. The body remained at the funeral home until one hour preceding the funeral when it was taken to the church where it was surrounded by a profusion of flowers, sent by sorrowing friends. Survivors include the husband, the parents, the maternal grandfather, Mr. Drew Hickman, of Torchlight, KY, and the following uncles and aunts, Gid Hickman and Clinton Hickman, Columbus, OH, Drew Hickman, Jr., Urbana, OH, Charles George, Bob George, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Oscar Richmond, Mrs. Howard, Waller, Mrs. James Shaw, Mrs. Mary Bell Moore of Columbus, Mrs. Elbert Lewis, Detroit, and Mrs. Dick Wordford, of Harold, KY. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1961

 

WHEELER, Lowell

1937-1961

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Vinton Methodist Church, Gallipolis, OH by the Rev. Jack Stutler for Lowell Wheeler, 23, of Vinton, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who drowned Monday night in Raccoon Creek when a boat overturned. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Gallia County sheriff's deputies said the victim and two companions, Dick  Butcher and Whitey George, also of Vinton, were hunting frogs in the rain swollen creek. The boat was sucked into swirling waters below an old mill dam, throwing the three men into the water. Deputy Grant Long said the other two men swan to safety, but Wheeler was dragged down by the undertow. His body was recovered by the Vinton volunteer fire department, Tuesday morning. The victim was born at Fort Gay, WV, July 26, 1937, a son of Arthur and Dorothy Branham Wheeler. He was a graduate of Fort Gay High School. the family moved in 1955 to Vinton, where he and his father operated a dairy farm. He is a nephew of Charlie Wheeler of Louisa. In addition to the parents, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Fanny Harman Wheeler, and a son, Mark Lee Wheeler. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1961

 

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BARTRAM, Cecil

Cecil Bartram, 74, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay Route 2, died Thursday, August 24, in Mansfield after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Bartram Chapel on Fort Gay Route 2. Burial was in the Peters Cemetery, there. A retired power shovel operator, Mr. Bartram was born September 10, 1886, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Frank and Sarah C. Bartram. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Della Peters Bartram; three sons, Sergeant Homer Bartram, stationed at Camp Sheridan, IL, Cecil Bartram, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ, and Donald Bartram of Indian River City, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Hill of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Theron Copley of Fort Gay; three half sisters, Mrs. Buford O'Brien of Bowling Green, KY, and Mrs. Marvin Johnson and Mrs. Archie Bartram of Mansfield; a half brother, Frank Bartram, Jr., and eight grandchildren. The body was brought from the Wappner Funeral Home at Mansfield to the Young Funeral Home Friday at 6 p.m. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1961

 

BLANKENSHIP, Henrietta (Black)

1885-1961

Mrs. Arthur (Henrietta) Blankenship, 76, of Yatesville, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born August 2, 1885, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late J. O. and Sarah Agnes Black. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery, Yatesville. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Blankenship; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Bradley of Yatesville; six sons, Burnice Blankenship of Route 3, Louisa, Fred Blankenship of Ashland, Lawrence and Arthur Blankenship, Jr. of Urbana, OH; one sister, Mrs. Esther Calhoun of Ashland; one brother, Fred Black of South Webster, OH; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

BURTON, Emma Jane (Ball)

1882-1961

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jane Burton, 79, of Adams, KY, who died Thursday, August 10, were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from  the Dry Ridge Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Moore officiating. Burial was in Prince Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Burton was born at Adams, a daughter of the late Elza and Florence Berry Ball. Her husband, Elza, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Jiles and Mrs. Dorothy Carter; five sons, George, Hager, Willie, Carl and James Burton; and two sisters, Mrs. Sue Carter and Mrs. Ruby Carter, all of Columbus; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

CHEEK, Andy C.

1885-1961

Andy C. Cheek, 76, of Ashland, KY, formerly of Louisa, died in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, Friday August 25, at 10:20 a.m. after an illness of two weeks. He was born at Salyersville, KY, February 4, 1885, the son of the late Isaiah and Margaret Elizabeth Carr Cheek. Before his retirement ten years ago, he served as Labor Foreman of the Cox Construction Company. His wife, Pauline Stevens Cheek, preceded him in death 5 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Tom Weaver, West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Margie Birchem, Columbus, OH; one brother, Joe Cheek, Route 2, West Liberty, OH. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1961

 

CRACE, Lee

1873-1961

Lee Crace, 88, of Louisa, died Friday, August 4, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Prater Blair officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was a son of the late Demar and Mary Franklin Crace, born May 1, 1873, at Salyersville, KY, where he resided until coming to Louisa 48 years ago. An employee of the maintenance division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he retired 23 years ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sina Frances Blanton Crace, to whom he had been married 61 years; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Blanton of Paintsville, Mrs. Ruth Bailes of Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Clemma Leibee, at home, and Mrs. Edna Payne of Ashland, a son, John Crace of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Darnell of Wellston, OH and Mrs. Frances Borders of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1961

 

CRACE, Sina Frances (Blanton)

Mrs. Sina Frances Blanton Crace, 83, died Wednesday, August 9, at her home at Eloise, KY, following an illness of two years. Her husband, Lee Crace, preceded her in death August 3, 1961. Mrs. Crace was born December 28, 1877, at Wind, KY, a daughter of the late John and Melissa Sallier Blanton. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Prater Blair officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Verna Blanton of Paintsville, Mrs. Ruth Bailes of Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Edan Payne of Ashland, and Mrs. Celmima Leibee, at home; two sons, John and James Crace of Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

CYRUS, Elwood, Jr.

1961-1961

Elwood Cyrus, Jr., five day old son of Elwood and Rosie Horton Cyrus of 4411 Piedmont Road, Huntington, WV, died in a Huntington hospital at 6:35 p.m. Thursday August 17. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cyrus Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Grant Raines. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Barbara Sue and Brenda Raye Cyrus at home; a brother, Jimmy B. Cyrus at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Horton of Route 4 Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Cyrus of Route 2, Fort Gay. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents Friday. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1961

 

GRUBB, Nannie Rebecca (Wellman)

1886-1961

Mrs. Nannie Rebecca Grubb, 74, of Adams, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 11, after a long illness. She was born December 16, 1886, at Adams, a daughter of the late Noah and Minerva Adams Wellman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Low Gap Freewill Baptist Church at Adams with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Adams. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include J. H. Grubb of Adams; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Thomas Buckley of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Gussler of Adams and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before funeral time from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

HUGHES, Joseph Kay

1961-1961

Joseph Kay Hughes, infant son of Norman Kay and Mable Webb Hughes, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a hospital here. Funeral services were conducted from the Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Surviving in addition to the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hughes of Route 1, Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Webb of Salt Petre. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Big Sandy News, August 10, 1961

 

MCGINNIS, Lewis

A 17 year old youth's efforts to rescue his four year old sister he believed in danger in a creek have resulted in his death. Lewis McGinnis, son of James and Alafair Cook McGinnis, of Louisa Route 1, died Wednesday, August 23, in a Louisa hospital of injuries suffered July 29 when he dived into shallow water in a creek near Kingston, WV, when he though his sister was drowning. Lewis and a brother, Harry Eugene, 10, were swimming with their sister and other children. Harry also dived into the creek but went into deeper water and pulled his sister to safety. Lewis was first taken to a hospital in Bluefield, WV and later was moved to a hospital here. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Smokey Valley Church on State Route 32 by the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Additional survivors include six brothers, Buford McGinnis, Eddyville, KY, James S. McGinnis in the Army at Fort Knox, KY, and Rufus G., Harry Eugene, William David and Robert M. McGinnis, at home; eight sisters, Mrs. Lucille Woods of Kingston, Mrs. Corinne Holstein of Yolyn, WV, Mrs. Clara Roese of Jamestown, OH, Mrs. Sellar Griffith of Louisa, and Virgie Irene, Beulah Jean, Nancy Jo and Georganna McGinnis at home. the body was taken to the residence of the parents from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1961

 

MOORE, Harrison

Harrison Moore, 64, of Zelda, Lawrence Co., KY died at his home Wednesday, August 9, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Chapel at Zelda with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Mr. Moore was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Flora Gilliam Moore; one daughter, Mrs. Warren Tomlin of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Price of Buchanan, Mrs. Eddie Perry of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Jack Preston of Louisa, Route 1 and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

MOORE, John M.

1880-1961

John M. Moore, 81, of Blaine, KY, died August 16, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Faye Lagraves, of Hilliards, OH, after a four month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Primitive Baptist Church at Blaine. Burial was in the Lyons Cemetery at Martha, KY. Mr. Moore, a retired farmer, was born April 30, 1880, a son of the late George W. and Emily Skaggs Moore. He had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 30 years. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Joseph Lauer, of Lima, OH; a son Mark Moore of Martha; two brothers, Robert Moore of Garrison, KY and William Moore, Jr., of Jackson, OH, and 19 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. The body was a the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1961

 

MOORE, Samuel E.

Final rites were held Saturday in Oak Lawn Memorial Park for Samuel E. Moore, 83, who died Thursday morning, July 13, in an Oakdale, CA Convalescent Home. The Rev. Willard Banghart of the Community Methodist Church officiated. Oakdale Memorial Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements. The deceased was a native of Blaine, KY, and had lived in Stanislaus Co., CA for 13 years. He was a farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Griffs of Oakdale; a son, Samuel Bryon Moore, of Saugus, CA; a brother, Ernest Moore of Blaine, KY; and two grandchildren. His wife, Goldie Pennington Moore, preceded him in death. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. mart Moore of Blaine. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1961

 

PERRY, Fred

1894-1961

Fred Perry, 66, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Detroit Hospital, August 7, at 1 p.m. He was born at Fort Gay, October 3, 1894, the son of Mrs. Ora Wilson Frazier of Fort Gay and the late Albert J. Perry. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins and Rev. Harry T. Payne officiating. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a painter. The body will be taken to the church from the Curtright Funeral Home one hour before services to lie in state. Burial will be made in Perry Cemetery, Genoa, WV. Survivors, other than the mother, include four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Atkins, Bellefontaine, OH, Mrs. Raymond Curnutte, Huntington, WV, Miss Beatrice Perry, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Alfreda Wilson, Baltimore, MD; one sister, Mrs. Olive Loper, Lel Sendugo, CA; two brothers, Gus Perry of Genoa and Elias Alley Perry, Fort Gay and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1961

 

SHORT, William Albert

1917-1961

William Albert Short, 44, formerly of Louisa, accidently burned to death in his room in Des Moines, Iowa Monday, August 14, at 2:30 a.m. He was born on Route 4, Louisa, January 4, 1917, son of Jay Short, Grove City, OH and the late Linnie Hamilton Short. He was a painter. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial will be made in Short Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. The body arrived in Louisa on Wednesday morning and was taken to the Curtright Funeral Home where it remained. Survivors, other than the father, are three sons, Franklin Short and Carlos Wayne Short of Louisa and John Alvin Short of Huntington, WV; two brothers, Jay Short, Jr. and Wayne B. Short of Grove City, OH. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1961

 

STEVENSON, Ronnie E.

1961-1961

Ronnie Eugene Stevenson, infant son of Charles A. and Evlue Fitch Stevenson of Louisa Route 2, died Sunday morning 20 hours after birth in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Goff Cemetery at Nolan, KY by the Rev. Jack See. Additional survivors include a twin brother, Charles A. Stevenson, Jr., the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. James Fitch of Louisa route 2, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevenson of Crum, WV. The body was taken Monday at 1:30 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home to the cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1961

 

TAYLOR, Charley Armal

1892-1961

Charley Armal Taylor, 69, of Fallsburg, KY, who died Saturday was buried in Fugitt Cemetery at Fallsburg following funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. A resident of Wheelersburg and Portsmouth, OH, he had made his home for the past years with Clark Ratliff of Fallsburg. He was born March 16, 1892, a son of the late Cain and Rebecca Runyon Taylor. He was a retired machinest for the N. & W Railway Co., at Portsmouth. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Anita Reed, of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Velma Howell of Tampa, FL; a son, Robert Taylor, of St. Petersburg, FL and 2 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Lawson of Route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford of Portsmouth Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1961

 

TESTEMENT, Sarah (Grose)

1877-1961

Mrs. Sarah Testement, 84, of Saltpetre, WV, died Monday, at 12:20 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery there. Mrs. Testement was born March 21, 1877, at Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison and Dicy Clines Grose. She was the widow of Sylvester Testement, who died in 1943. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Pauline McKenzie of Saltpetre and Mrs. Cleve Short of Glen Daniel, WV, and a brother, Henry Grose of Crumpler, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1961

 

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AUSTIN, Julia (Miller)

1892-1961

Mrs. Julia Austin, 68, of Louisa, Route 1, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. She was born December 29, 1892, on Louisa Route 1, a daughter of the late Mac and Alafair Bryant Miller. Mrs. Austin is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wade Spence of Davisport, Mrs. Farris Bennett of Buchanan and Mrs. Custer Cole of Indiana; three brothers, Green, Billy and Leander Miller of Louisa Route 1, and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

CHAPMAN, William M.

1865-1961

William M. Chapman, 95, of 2736 Herman Ave., Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home after in illness of several months. Mr. Chapman was born November 25, 1865 in West Virginia, a son of the late John R. Chapman and Jo Anna Booth Chapman. He was a retired oil distributor and ad member of the First Methodist Church, Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Erma E. Chapman; two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Salisbury of Louisa and Mrs. Willy Burriss of Vanceburg; three sons, Graydon H. Chapman of Detroit, MI, William Chapman, Jr., of Fallsburg, KY and George Keith Chapman of Kingsburg, CA; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

CONLEY, Charles Michael, Jr.

1932-1961

Charles Michael (Mickey) Conley, 28, a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in a Frankfort hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Conley was born October 16, 1932, at Louisa, a son of the late Michael Charles and Jock See Conley, and a nephew of Mrs. Margaret Stump, Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Revs. William L. Stratton and J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the See Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. His only survivors are four aunts and four uncles. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

CORDLE, Ella (Ramey)

1880-1961

Mrs. Ella Ramey Cordle, 82, of Blaine, KY, died at 6:43 a.m. Friday, September 22, in the Paintsville Clinic after a three day illness. Mrs. Cordle was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Jane Salyers Ramey. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, John R. Cordle, preceded her in death. Survivors include four brothers, Walter and Renny Ramey, both of Ashland, James Ramey of Waverly, OH, Loundy Ramey of Chillicothe, OH, and one half brother, Wesley Ramey, of Ever, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Everett Slone assisted by the Rev. Johnny Eldridge. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1961

 

CRUM, Joe A.

1931-1961

Joe A. Crum, 30, of 1907 Beech Street, Ashland, KY, formerly of Louisa, was killed instantly at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday when he fell 110 feet from a scaffold on an exhaust stack at the Ashland plant of Allied Chemical Corp. Semet-Sovley Division. Boyd County Coroner Russell Compton said the victim was painting near the top of the stack and apparently was over-come by exhaust fumes. He was employed as a foreman witht Phillip Diniaco & Sons of Huntington, general contractors. Mr. Crum suffered a fractured skull and other injuries, the coroner said. He was born March 17, 1931 at Glen Haven, WV, a son of Mrs. Ora James Crum Salmon, now a resident of Ashland, and the late William J. Crum. He had resided in Ashland for 10 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Poage Lodge No. 325 F & AM, Ashland. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Wells Crum; two daughters, Teresa and Brenda Crum; one son, Sammy Joe Crum, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Pinkerton of Ashland and three brothers, William of Ashland, Robert of Louisa, and Frank , U. S. Army stationed in Germany. The body is at the Miller Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

ECHARD, W. W.

1901-1961

W. W. Echard, 60, of Richardson, KY, died at his home Friday morning. He was born April 11, 1901, at Versailles, MO, where he lived 35 years. He was a son of Richard B. and Martha Bell Carroll Echard. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks officiating. Burial was in the High Bridge Cemetery near Natural Bridge, VA, following additional services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the W. B. Harrison Co. Mortuary at Lexington, VA with the Rev. Dotson officiating. A signal maintenance man for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway until his retirement about ten months ago, he had been an employee of the C & O for 32 years. A former resident of Richmond, VA, he lived at Richardson 16 years and was a member of the Baptist Church for 44 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Josephine Shafer Echard, to whom he had been married for 18 years; a sister, Mrs. Frank Guedry of Philadelphia; and three brothers, R. B. Echard of Sedalia, MO, L. M. Echard of Flint, MI and Buford Echard of Las Vegas, NV. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

EDWARDS, Clyde

1911-1961

Funeral services for Clyde F. Edwards, 50, of 3609 Brandon Road, Huntington, were conducted Friday, September 15, at 2 p.m. from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Rev. George Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery near Kenova. An automobile salesman and a Huntingtonian for 25 years, Mr. Edwards died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 13, in a Huntington hospital shortly after entering as an emergency patient. Born September 6, 1911, at Chattaroy, WV, he was a son of George Edwards of Sandy Level, VA and the late Mrs. Georgia Sparks Edwards of Yatesville, KY. He attended both Louisa and Fort Gay schools. Survivors in addition to the father, include the widow, Mrs. Mildred McClure Edwards; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Edwards Baker of Huntington; a granddaughter, and four brothers, Eugene Edwards of Akron, OH, Lawrence Edwards of Long Island, NY, George Edwards of Fort Gay and Paul Edwards of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

FERGUSON, Nancy (Cyrus)

1878-1961

Mrs. Nancy Ferguson, 83, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died Saturday, September 2, in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. Born February 22, 1878, she was a daughter of the late James p. and Permelia Bradley Cyrus. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mamie Hayton and Mrs. Josephine Smith, both of Route 1 Fort Gay; three sons, Joel M. Ferguson, Bramel Ferguson, and John B. Ferguson, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Cuzzie Crabtree of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. P. J. Thompson of Dayton and Miss Mary E. Cyrus of Fort Gay, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

FOULAR, Crawford Daniel

1915-1961

Crawford Daniel Foular, 45, of Rt. 1 Crum, WV, died Friday morning, September 22, at his home. Mr. Foular, an automobile mechanic, was born November 15, 1915, at Hillsboro, WV, a son of Mrs. Eliza Chaffins Evans of Norwich, Conn., and the late Frank James Foular. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Mrs. Audrey Evans Foular; a daughter, Wanda Faye Foular at home; a son, Daniel J. Foular at home; four sisters, Mrs. Idella Fortner of Norwich, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Route 1, Crum, and Helen Jean and Phyllis Foular, both of Ft. Gay and four brothers, Dallas Foular of Norwich and Leroy, Jackie and James Foular, all of Route 1, Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Webb Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Conn, the Rev. A. C. Varney and the Rev. Mont Romans officiating. Burial was in Copley Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home here to the residence. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1961

 

HEABERLIN, Cynthia (Buskirk)

Mrs. Cynthia Buskirk Heaberlin, 84, mother of the Rev. Lawrence R. Buskirk, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Catlettsburg, and former pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday September 15 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hershel Adams on route 1, Greenup, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Three-Mile Christian Baptist Church on Route 1, Greenup, with the Rev. William Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Heaberlin; two sons, the Rev. Buskirk, C. L. Buskirk of Oak Ridge, TN; two stepsons, Thomas Heaberlin of Franklin Furnace, OH, and Ray Heaberlin of Worthington, KY; five brothers, McKinley and Wallace Whitt of Owingsville, KY, Revis Whitt of Benton Harbor, MI and Stanley and Ray Whitt of Lillybrook, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Lewis and Mrs. Earl Cregar of Princewick, WV and Mrs. Vestie Gross of Fairborn, OH, and 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

HESTON, Zebelon

1885-1961

Mr. Zebelon (Zeb) Heston, 76 years of age, a well-known resident and retired lockmaster, died Wednesday, August 30, 11 p.m. in his home on Route 1, Louisa, following a long illness. Heston served as lockmaster for 29 years before his retirement. He was the last person to serve at Dam No. Three before it was abandoned January 1, 1947. He was born at Haverhill, OH, August 7, 1885, but came to Louisa as a small boy with his late parents, Thomas V. and Hattie Malone Heston, spending most of his entire life in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. William Stratton, officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Willie Belle Cole Heston, two sisters, Mrs. Effie Murray of Columbus, OH and Mrs. C. B. Wingfield of Monroe, VA. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1961

 

JONES, Christine

JONES, William

Dr. William Jones, 33 and his daughter, Christine, 7, were found shot to death Sunday only hours after a warrant had been issued for the man's arrest. The little victim is the daughter of the former Miss Bonnie Dotson, of Louisa, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Dotson, also of Louisa. She had spent most of the summer months here with her grandparents, going recently to her Pikeville home to enter school. Pike County Coroner R. S. Call said the deaths, apparently were murder and suicide. He said an inquest would be held this week and he would issue an official verdict then. Call said the deaths occurred about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Pike County Judge Irvin S. Pruitt issued the warrant for Dr. Jones' arrest at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Judge Pruitt and Pearl Thornsbury, Mrs. Jones' aunt, signed the complaint against Dr. Jones. It charged him with flourishing a deadly weapon. The judge said he was told that Dr. Jones, who has been divorced from Mrs. Jones for about two years, came to the woman's home and took the child at gunpoint. Pikeville Policeman Leo Canada said city police and the Pike County sheriff's office were searching for the man and his daughter early Sunday after the warrant was issued. Dr. Jones, a dentist with the Pike County Health Department, was shot in the right temple, Call said, and his daughter was shot once in the back of the head. The two bodies were found in a car parked on a street near the northern limits of Pikeville by a woman on her way to Sunday School. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1961

 

MOORE, Jerry

1874-1961

Jerry Moore, 87, of Gallup, KY, died Monday night, August 28, at his home. A retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee, he was born in Floyd County, KY, April 1, 1874, a son of the late Noah and Melissa Newman Moore. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Helton Moore; five daughters, Mrs. Jerry Becklehamer of Michigan, Mrs. Paul Chapman of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. Vernon Ellison of Creola, AL, Mrs. Hubert Lyons of Monroeville, OH, and Miss Ruthy Joe Moore at home; two sons, Andrew Moore, at home, and James T. Moore of Gallup; a brother, Noah Moore of Gallup and a half brother, John Pridemore of Gallup. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 31, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gallup, KY. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

O'NEAL, Kenis Farrow

1891-1961

Kenis Farrow O'Neal, 69, of Seattle, WA, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Friday, September 8, in a Seattle hospital. A lumberman, he moved from Louisa 52 years ago. He was born September 26, 1891 at Louisa, a son of the late Daniel C. and Elizabeth Vinson O'Neal. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Annis Highberger of Charleston, Mrs. Anna Jane Halbert of Metairie, LA, and Mrs. Ernest nelson of Louisa, Route 1, and a brother, A. O'Neal of Ashland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the body at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1961

 

Funeral services for Kenis Farrow O'Neal, 69, of Seattle, WA, and formerly of Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel here with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks and the Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in William Benson Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Mr. O'Neal was a veteran of World War I. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

PIGG, Jennie (Salter)

1887-1961

Mrs. Jennie Salter Pigg, 73, of Louisa, route 3, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one month. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the W. J. Pigg Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Mrs. Pigg was born September 15, 1887, at Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late Harvey and Adelee Short Salter. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Virgil Ray Pigg, Sr., died in 1952. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Otto Gies of San Francisco and Miss Imogene Pigg of Louisa, Route 3, a son, Virgil Ray Pigg of Union Lake, MI; one brother, Jay Salter of Louisa Route 4 and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1961

 

PRESTON, Arthur

1915-1961

Mrs. Tobe Chandler of Louisa received word of the death of her brother, Arthur Preston, 46, of Williamson, WV, Route 1, who died Friday, Sept, 10:30 a.m.  Mr. Preston, formerly of Lawrence County, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Preston; three children, Mary E. Preston and Mrs. Edward Honacker of Columbus, OH, and Harold, at home; his mother, Mrs. Milt Preston of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Tobe Chandler, Louisa and Mrs. James Preston of Portsmouth, OH, and a brother, Frank Preston of Lenora, WV.  Funeral rites were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Naugatuck, WV, from the Naugatuck Church.  Attending from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Chandler and Mrs. Milt Preston.  Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of Ball Funeral Home in Williamson. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1961

 

PRESTON, Jim Clayton

1905-1961

Jim Clayton Preston, 50, Richardson, died at his home at 7 p.m., after a long illness. He was born December 7, 1905, at Thelma, KY, a son of Mrs. Lizzie Preston and the late Ide Preston.  He was employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Little Ethel United Baptist Church by the Rev. Earle Meade and the Rev. Prater Blair of Huntington. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at George’s Creek.  Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Osborne Preston; one daughter, Miss Bessie Elizabeth Preston at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Rowe, Mrs. Clarence Thompson and Mrs. Charlie Thompson, all of Ashland and Mrs. Arbie Murphy of Beaver, Ohio; one brother, Ira Preston of Richardson. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1916

 

RIGGS, William T.

1910-1961

William T. Riggs, 50 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Matoaka, WV and Louisa, KY, died Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. John P. Skaggs, of Columbus. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Arch M. Hewitt, Jr., Rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland, KY, officiating. Burial will follow in Pinehill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion of Louisa. Mr. Riggs was a member of both organizations. He was born November 6, 1910 at Portsmouth, OH, a son of the late Milton J. and Julia Hall Riggs. He attended Bluefield College for two years and was formerly employed by the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was a pilot and instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II with the rank of captain. Mr. Riggs also served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He held a private pilot license and was a civilian flying instructor at Bowman Field in Louisville. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert R. Collins of Columbus; one granddaughter, Lisa Cain Collins of Columbus, and an aunt Miss Willie Riggs and an uncle, George Riggs, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1961

 

THACKER, Vilas

Vilas Thacker, a retired Norfolk & Western Railway station agent of Fort Gay, died Friday afternoon, September 1, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two years. Mr. Thacker, 69, retired a year ago after 51 years of service. He was born at Whites Creek, WV, a son of the late Albert and Lou Bellomy Thacker. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Buena Vista Lodge No. 60, F & AM at Whites Creek. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery on Hurricane Creek, Fort Gay, Route 1, Masonic graveside services were held. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. G. Honts of Bluefield, WV, and Mrs. R. C. Adkins of Catlettsburg, KY; a son James J. Thacker of Ashland and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

THOMPSON, Michael

1961-1961

Michael Thompson, infant son of Bert and Marie Paulette Fraley Thompson of Columbus, OH, died Friday, September 8 in a Columbus hospital after a brief illness. Survivors are the parents; one sister, Betty Sue Thompson, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thompson, Sr., of Louisa, KY, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Fraley of Adams, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Norris Free Will Baptist Church, Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Trigg Fraley officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1961

 

VANHORN, Mary Belle (Short)

1877-1961

Mrs. Mary Belle Short VanHorn, 83, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara Nickell, at Fallsburg. Mrs. VanHorn had resided with her daughter four years. She had been ill three years. Mrs. VanHorn was born December 15, 1877, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late George C. and Wealtha Ann Jordan Short. She had been a member of the Methodist Church 35 years. Her husband, William died in 1921. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg, with the Rev. R. B. Hogan officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W. D. Compton of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Nickell, Mrs. John Kelley of Cincinnati, Mrs. French Rice of Chesapeake, WV, Mrs. Shannon See of Washington Court House, OH, three sons, G. B. VanHorn of Ironton, OH, Jay VanHorn of Ashland, and Ray VanHorn of Fallsburg; one sister, Mrs. Martha Muncy of Route 3, Louisa; one brother, Ira Short of Route 4, Louisa; 22 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1961

 

WALKER, Pamela Lynn

Miss Pamela Lynn Walker, 4, of 2604 Proctor Knott Drive, Louisville, KY, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Infirmary, there. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Walker; a sister, Barbara P. Walker, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Walker of Louisa, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Moore, Sr., Frankfort, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville. Burial was a Frankfort. The family requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the University of Louisville Leukemia Research Fund. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

WARD, Russell

1956-1961

Russell Ward, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward of Ulysses, KY, Lawrence county, died September 6, in a Huntington hospital after a three day illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. He was born December 2, 1956 at Lorain, OH. Also surviving are a brother, Larry Ward, at home; a sister, Sue Ward at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Henry of Ulysses and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Remick of Summer Hill, PA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1961

 

WEAVER, William M.

1877-1961

William M. Weaver, 83, of Louisa, Route 1, died Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at the home of Charlie Hayes of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Hay Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Born at Blaine, KY, on December 25, 1877, he was a son of the late Andy and Louise Boggs Weaver. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Seagraves of Ashland and Mrs. Charlie Gartin of Blaine, and two brothers, Cran Weaver of Ashland and Robert Weaver of Plain City, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1961

 

WEBB, Monroe E.

1877-1961

Monroe E. Webb, 84, of Summit, Boyd County, KY, a retired grocer, died Wednesday, August 30, at 3:55 p.m. at the residence after an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born July 5, 1877, at Dennis, Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary Childers Webb, and moved to Ashland in 1928. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving are five sons, Burgess Webb of Summit, with whom he resided, harry C. Webb of Ashland, Jennings Webb of Glendale, CA, Fred V. Webb of Raceland and Glenn Webb of Summit; three daughters, Mrs. Shirla Osten of Lexington, Mrs. Lexie Shortridge of Ashland, route 3, and Mrs. Bill Simmons of Huntington; four brothers, Andy and Howard Webb, both of Lawrence County, KY, Cyrus Webb of Chillicothe, OH, and W. L. Webb of Cincinnati; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Webb and Mrs. Cora Thompson, both of Ashland, Mrs. Martha Compton of Louisville and Mrs. Hattie Neal of Lawrence county, KY; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1961

 

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ADAMS, Paris

1894-1961

Paris Adams, 67, of Route 4, Louisa, died Friday night, September 29, in an Ashland hospital after a short illness. Born June 26, 1894, at Collista, KY, he was the son of the late James H. and Lusina Rice Adams. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dora Ward Adams, one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Meek of Van Lear, KY; two sons, Frank Adams of Russell and Walter Adams of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Troy Conley of Collista, Mrs. Pete Sites of Boons Camp, KY, Mrs. Henry Blackburn of Kenova, WV, Mrs. B. Daniel and Mrs. Wyley Daniel, both of White House, KY; two brothers, Bill Adams of Louisa and John Adams of White House and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the residence with Rev. J. W. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery. The body was taken to the residence at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1961

 

BANFIELD, Frank Lee

Frank Lee Banfield, 72, of Fort Gay, WV, died unexpectedly at his home at 9:15 p.m. Sunday after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery on Louisa route 1. A retired coal miner, he had lived at Fort Gay for 13 years. He was born at White House, KY, a son of the late Allen and Nancy Ann Blevins Banfield. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lillie Johnson Banfield, to whom he had been married for 50 years; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Bates of Fort Gay; two sons, Ora E. Banfield of Columbus and Frank Banfield, Jr., of Detroit and 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

BARTRAM, Clyde

1904-1961

Funeral services for Clyde Bartram, 57, who was found dead near railway tracks Friday were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Laddie Smith and the Rev. Albert Eggleston officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. The body of the lifelong resident of the Fort Gay section was found  near the Norfolk & Western Railway tracks approximately one mile north of Fort Gay shortly after 8 a.m. Friday by the crew of a passing train. A Wayne County coroner's jury placed the time of death at 7:30 a.m. and determined the cause of death a heart attack. The train crewmen said that they found beside the body two large fish. Mr. Bartram apparently had been carrying, indicating that he had been fishing in the Big Sandy River, which parallels the N & W right of way at that point. Born March 3, 1904, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Wayne and Norma Frasher Bartram, he had operated a general store in Fort Gay for several years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Wheeler Bartram, to whom he had been married 37 years, a daughter, Miss Janet Ann Bartram, at home, a sister, Mrs. L. Wayne Wooten of Louisa, KY, and a nephew, Jarvis B. Bartram of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1961

 

BARTRAM, Jennie Belle (Raines)

1876-1961

Mrs. Jennie Belle Raines Bartram, 85, of 2022 Madison Avenue, Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, October 10, at her home. She was the wife of L. D. Bartram, a building contractor. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Roger Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. C. H. Kelley and Rev. J. H. Marcum. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Mrs. Bartram had been a member of the Fort Gay Methodist church for 72 years, and a resident of Huntington for 36 years. Survivors include her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Gillispie, Mrs. Frances Smith and Mrs. Bascom Workman of Huntington; two sons, Jack and James Bartram of Huntington; tow brothers, Matt and Charles Raines, of Fort Gay, three sisters, Mrs. ?? Walker, of Kenova, Mrs. Fra?? L. Meek of Huntington and Mrs. Emma Crutcher of Ironton and ?? grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961 (Note: Date of birth February 1, 1876)

 

BILLUPS, Alice (Burton)

1876-1961

Mrs. Alice Burton Billups, 85, formerly of Louisa, Route 4, died early Saturday at the home of a son, Okla H. Billups, of 1705 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV after an illness of one year. Mrs. Billups was the widow of Elmon S. Billups, who died in 1955. She was born at Whites Creek in Boyd County, KY, on March 31, 1876, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Collinsworth Burton. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving in addition to the son are two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Stump of Buchanan and Mrs. Sam Compton of Louisa, Route 4, a brother, William Burton of Zelda, KY; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1961

 

BLEVINS, William D.

William D. Blevins, 67, a Webbville, KY merchant, died Thursday, October 12, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Dry Fork Community Church with the Rev. Jeff Blevins and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Blevins was born in Elliott County, KY, a son of the late Elihu and Lucy Fraley Blevins. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Barker Blevins, three sons, William D. Blevins, Jr., of Hazard, KY, Harvey E. Blevins of Fenton, MI and Amos M. Blevins of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Ila Hardy of Edsel, KY, and Mrs. Irma Barker of Victor, WV; seven brothers, Morton and Charley Blevins of Ashland, Arthur Blevins of Chillicothe, OH, Roy and Fred Blevins of Edsel, Samuel Blevins of Long Beach, CA, and Jesse Blevins of Michigan and three grandchildren. The body was taken tot he church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961

 

COOPER, Charles W.

1880-1961

Charles W. Cooper, 81, of Houckville, KY, died at 1 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. He was born at Cherokee, KY, April 5, 1880, a son of the late John F. and Frances Chaffin Cooper. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lon Wells of Blaine, Mrs. Lonzo Wellman and Mrs. Leonard Wellman of Houckville, Mrs. L. Ray Watts of Pedlar Mills, VA and Mrs. Elva Murray of Euclid, OH; four sons, Willie and Proctor Cooper of Houckville, Fred Cooper of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Ray Cooper of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Berta Graham of Cherokee and two brothers, Nelson T. and C. V. Cooper of Wenatchee, WA. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Baptist Church, Cherokee, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Houckville under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

CORDLE, Alex

1889-1961

Alex Cordle, 72, died Tuesday afternoon, September 26, at the home of a brother, Milt J. Cordle, Blaine, KY after an illness of six months. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Moore and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery at Cordell, KY. Born February 12, 1889, at Cordell, he was a son of the late Jerry and Hannah Clevenger Cordle. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Love of Mechanicsburg, OH and Miss Bessie Cordle of Columbus; two sons, Bill Cordle of Mechanicsburg and Walter Cordle of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Mintie Thompson of Centersburg, OH, Mrs. Frances Thompson of Columbus and Mrs. Calvin Holbrook of Baltimore, OH; two other brothers, Arthur Cordle of Galloway, OH and Mathias Cordle of Adams, KY. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1961

 

FLETCHER, Bessie (Hughes)

1899-1961

Mrs. Bessie Fletcher, 61, of Louisa, KY, Route 1, was found dead in bed Sunday morning, October 15, at the home of a niece, Mrs. Mary Shepherd of Columbus, OH, where she had been visiting for the past week. She apparently suffered a heart attack in her sleep. She had been in poor health for some time. She was born October 23, 1899 on Louisa Route 1, a daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Fletcher Hughes. She was the widow of Samuel Fletcher, who died six years ago. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Marie Bentley of Garrett, KY, and a brother, Harve Fletcher of Louisa, route 1. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, from the Cynthia Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

HARDWICK, Frances (Crum)

1892-1961

Mrs. Frances Crum Hardwick, 69, of Fort Gay Route 2, who died Thursday in a Huntington hospital, was buried in the Crum Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2 following funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltpetre Community Church. Mrs. Hardwick was born February 5, 1892, in Mingo County, WV. Her husband, Edward Hardwick, died in 1958. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Endicott of Columbus; two sons, Fred Hardwick of Huntington and James R. Hardwick of Fort Gay Route 2, and 5 grandchildren. The body was taken to the James R. Hardwick home from the Curtright Funeral Home and to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

HYLTON, Thomas

1888-1961

Thomas Hylton, 73, of Houckville, KY, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 4. A native of Houckville, Mr. Hylton, was born February 27, 1888, a son of the late Wilson and Nancy Wright Hylton. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Cherokee Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Houckville. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nora Griffith Hylton; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Church of Louisa and Mrs. Charles Osborn of Adams; a brother, George Hylton of Wilson, VA; 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1961

 

JORDAN, D. J. (Dock)

1874-1961

D. J. (Dock) Jordan, 87, of 350 S. Paint St., died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday October 15, in Chillicothe Hospital after a two week illness. Born in Louisa, KY, on July 20, 1874, he was the son of George and Julia Adkins Jordan. On April 6, 1897, he married Victoria Adkins, who survives. The couple celebrated its 64th wedding anniversary on April 6 of this year. Mr. Jordan was a retired C & O Railroad employee and had worked for the railroad for 35 years. Additional survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Wilson of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Lois Miller, Chillicothe, and Mrs. Barbara Zastrow, Petersburg, VA; five sons, Wayne Jordan, Lexington, KY, George (Happy) Jordan, Ironton, OH, Ransom Jordan, Jenkins, KY, Charles Jordan, Miami, FL and Edgar Jordan, Los Angeles, CA; 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. Jordan was the last of his family. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church, on Dayton Street, Chillicothe, and the Odd Fellow Tecumseh Lodge 80, Chillicothe. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the Heiby Memorial Home, with the Rev. Astor Graves officiating. Burial was in a Catlettsburg, KY cemetery later Wednesday. Odd Fellows' service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

PACK, George

1873-1961

George Pack, 89, of Charley, KY a retired farmer, died Thursday October 12, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mary Church at Charley with the Rev. F. O. Arrowood officiating. Mr. Pack was born January 31, 1873 at Ulysses, KY, a son of the late William and Betty Bowen Pack. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virgie Scarberry Pack; two sons, Woodrow Pack of Catlettsburg Route 2 and McAdoo Pack of Charley and 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961

 

SIPPLE, Oscar

1894-1961

Oscar Sipple, 66, of Fort Gay, WV died Friday October 13, at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Albert Eggleston and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM. A retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway, he was a veteran of World War i. He was the father of Miss Sally Sipple of Huntington Publishing Co. advertising department. Born December 22, 1894 at For Gay he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Rebecca Frasher Sipple. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Flora Williams Sipple; four daughters, Miss Sipple, Mrs. Samuel Hubbard of Fort Gay, Mrs. Robert Roberts of Columbus, Mrs. Dewey Keene of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Paul Billups of Fort Gay and four grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961

 

SPURLOCK, Albert

1896-1961

Albert Spurlock, 65, of Gallup, KY died Friday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of two days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Emily Northup Baptist Church on Louisa Route 2 with the Rev. Grant York and the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Spurlock Cemetery on Louisa, route 2. He was born September 24, 1896, at Gallup, a son of the late Milton B. and Betty Harris Spurlock, and had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 2 years. He was employed by Jack Hardin, a timber contractor. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Pete Maynard of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. Sadie Hensley of Seth, WV and two brothers, Fred Spurlock of Hellier, KY and Sherman Spurlock of Louisa Route 2. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961

 

TOWLER, Ada (Woods)

1896-1961

Mrs. Ada Woods Towler, 65, of Cannonsburg, KY, who died Saturday night at the residence following an extended illness was buried in the Coalton Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cannonsburg Baptist Church with the Rev. W. K. wood officiating. The body was removed from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, to the residence Monday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Towler was born January 17, 1896 in Lawrence Co., KY a daughter of the late James H. and Dora Barrett Woods. She had resided in Boyd County 42 years and was a member of Cannonsburg Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, O. J. Towler; three sons, Harold, Edsel and Jim Towler, all of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Blanche McGlone of Ashland; one brother, Lawrence Woods, of Mt. Sterling, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Vaughan of Nashville, TN; 9 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1961

 

WALBORN, Mary (Osborn)

Mrs. Mary Osborn Walborn, 72, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Saturday in an Ironton nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Judson H. Shawyer, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Osborn Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Walborn was born at Blaine, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Martha J. Wells Osborn, and was the widow of Leroy Walborn who died in 1935. She is survived by a son, Herbert Walborn of Columbus and two brothers, Charley Osborn of Powell, OH and Bill Osborn of Blaine. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1961

 

WHITT, Manda

1874-1961

Mrs. Manda Whitt, 86, of Blaine, KY died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, October 12, in a Louisa hospital shortly after she suffered a stroke at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Martha Church of God with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Willie Sparks officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Whitt was born at Blaine, December 6, 1874, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Whitt; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis Williams and Mrs. Estill Boggs of Blaine; a son, Orville Whitt of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1961

 

WRIGHT, Rickie

1961-1961

Rickie Wright, 1 month 11 days old son of Sarah Fay Wright, of Route 1, Crum, WV died Friday, October 20, at 4:45 p.m. in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 22, from Webb Community Church with the Rev. Ballard Copley officiating. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home Saturday. Survivors include the mother, and two brothers, John and Lowell Thomas Wright, at home. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1961

 

 

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ARRINGTON, Robert Francis

1961-1961

Roger Francis Arrington, infant son of Norman and Virginia Mae Wheeler Arrington, of Blaine, KY died in a local hospital Friday, October 27, at 12 noon. He was born October 27, 1961. Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 28, at 1:30 p.m. from Wheeler Cemetery, Blaine, with the Rev. Arthur Morris officiating. Survivors include the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wheeler, Blaine, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1961

 

BACK, C. Victor

1885-1961

 C. Victor Back, 76, of Louisa, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of a son, David Back, 3436 Central Avenue, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiaitng. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Mr. Back was born August 5, 1885, at Flat Gap, KY, a son of the late William Franklin and Martha Jane McKinster Back. He retired 12 years ago after working for 43 years for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. His wife, Mrs. Mary Alice Vaughan Back, died in 1957. Mr. Back had been a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church for 40 years. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Paul D. Benard of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Kenneth BAck and Mrs. E. C. McGuire of Louisa Route 4, another son, Charles V. Back of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. M. T. Preece of Louisa, and 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1961

 

BELL, Ida

Mrs. Ida Bell, 79, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Louisa, succumbed Monday morning following several weeks illness. Mrs. Bell's late husband, the Rev. Mr. James D. Bell, pastored the Louisa Methodist Church in the early twenties. The body arrived at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland at 10:45 p.m. Thursday where it will remain until 3 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the Rose Hill Burial Park for interment following graveside rites which will be conduced by Dr. Edward Tullis, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Ashland. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Carl A. Seaman of St. Augustine, Mrs. George Davidson and Mrs. Mildred Reisig of Saginaw, MI, Mrs. C. Brown of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Clifford Fain of Isle Saint George, OH, one sister, Mrs. Arthur Wilson of San Diego, CA; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Hall and a daughter in law, Mrs. Doshia Bell Kouns reside in Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1961

 

BELLOMY, Chris

1907-1961

Chris Bellomy, 53, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap cemetery near Fort Gay. Mr. Bellomy was born December 20, 1907, at Hubbardstown, WV, a son of Ben Bellomy and the late Rosetta Ellis Bellomy. Mr. Bellomy was a Methodist by faith and a veteran of World War II. In addition to his father, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Hooser of Bath, OH, Mrs. Earl Buckingham and Mrs. Alton Maibach of Sterling, OH and Mrs. Homer Massey of Prichard, route 1; and two brothers, Emory Bellomy of Fort Gay Route 1 and Ben Bellomy of Wadsworth, OH. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

BLYTHE, Etta (Ramey)

1881-1961

Mrs. Etta Blythe, 80, of Martha, KY died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Blythe was born March 20, 1881, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Cordelia Griffith Ramey. She was a Baptist by faith. She was the widow of Newton H. Blythe. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ardith Edwards of Sarah, KY, and Mrs. Sheridan Hylton of Grayson, KY; three sons, Lindsey Blankenship of Columbus, Millard Blankenship of Martha and Virgil Blythe of Denver, CO; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Shereer of LaGrange, GA and Mrs. Litha Kelly, Ellen, KY; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 16,1961

 

BOOTH, Daniel Boone

1856-1961

Daniel Boone Booth, of Louisa formerly of Toler, KY, died Thursday night, November 2, at his home at the age of 105. He was probably Lawrence County's oldest resident. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Elouise. Mr. Booth, a retired farmer, was born September 6, 1856, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Harrison S. and Charlotte Yates Booth. He moved to Louisa 30 years ago. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 80 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Belle Etter Booth, died in 1941. Survivors include five daughters, Miss Florence Booth at home, Mrs. Willie Williamson of Rocky Mountain, NC, Mrs. Sarah Kelly of Godfrey, IL, Mrs. Hattie Allen of Brighton, NJ, and Mrs. Larkin Ferrell, of Stopover, KY; three sons, John Booth of Dayton, OH, Enoch Booth of Phelps, KY, and Walter Booth of Columbus, GA; and 60 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

BROWN, Ammie (Kenner)

1883-1961

Mrs. Ammie Brown, 78, of Bluewell, WV, died Monday, November 20, at 12:30 a.m. after an illness of one year with cancer. She was born August 12, 1883, at Emma, KY, daughter of the late James and Roxie Ann  Kenner. Her husband, Benjamin F. Brown, preceded her in death three years ago. The body was removed from the Bailey Funeral Home in Princeton, WV to the residence at Bluewell at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Borders Chapel, Georges Creek, KY, with the Rev. Wiley Burke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Georges Creek. Survivors include five sons, Benny of Norfolk, VA, Wesley of Huntington, WV, Paul of Columbus, OH, Herman of Riverside, CA, and Kenner of Cyclone, WV; four daughters, Mrs. Dewey Boyd of Freeman, WV, Mrs. Ed Brammer of Keystone, WV, Mrs. Dorothy Salyers of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Columbus Chandler of Bluewell, WV where Mrs. Brown had been making her home for the past 10 years; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23 1961

 

CARTER, Roy

Roy Carter, 44, of 114 E. Owens Drive, Santa Ana, CA, passed away September 20, 1961, due to internal injuries sustained when a portion of a tree he was trimming fell down on him in Rialto, CA. He was a member of Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 1378, Redondo Beach, CA. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. from Brown Colonial Chapel with interment in Fairhaven Memorial Park with Dr. Bob Shuled of the First Methodist Church officiating. Survivors include the widow, Katherine A. Carter, two daughters, Donna J. 12, and Diane R. Carter, 13, a son, Raymond J. Carter, 12, all at home; 4 brothers, R. L. Carter, Maysville, KY, Luke Carter, Chillicothe, OH, Don Carter, Louisa, KY, Forrest Carter, Beaumont, TX, 3 sisters, Hazel Salyers, Louisa, Patsy Carter and Alkie Conti, both of Columbus, OH, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kay Carter of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

CAUDILL, Bertha (Stewart)

1899-1961

Mrs. Bertha Caudill, 62, of Fallsburg, KY, died Tuesday at 9:50 a.m. at her home after an illness of seven years. she was born September 12, 1899 at Elkhorn City, KY, a daughter of Tommy Stewart of Elkhorn City, KY and the late Mary Moore Stewart. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Bruce Cooksey, of Hitchins, KY officiating. Burial will follow in Fugitt Cemetery, Fallsburg. Survivors include the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Martin Knudson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Keith Moore, Columbus, Mrs. Basil Robertson, Radnor, WV, and Mrs. Buford Lynn, at home; four sons, Herman, Fred, Homer and Paul Caudill, all of Columbus; two brothers, Ernest Stewart, Elkhorn City, KY, and Worley Stewart of Detroit, MI and the father Tommy Stewart, Elkhorn City. The body will be removed to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

ELSWICK, Lincus

1884-1961

Lincus Elswick, 77, of Cherokee, KY, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, at his home after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Elswick Cemetery at Cherokee. Mr. Elswick, a farmer, was born February 10, 1884, in Buchanan County, VA, and moved to Lawrence County 55 years ago. He was a son of the late Lewis and Mazie Senters Elswick. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rena May Elswick; a son, Virgil Elswick of Cherokee; two brothers, Paris Elswick of Cherokee and Andy Elswick of Elkhorn City, KY; and 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1961

 

EWING, Lucian

1883-1961

Lucian Ewing, former Louisa resident, died in a Lexington, KY hospital Sunday, October 29, after a week's illness. He was a son of the late Burt and Amanda Ewing. He was born in Wise County, VA, in 1883, and came to Louisa with his parents at the age of 1 year. He had resided in Lexington since 1930 and was employed at Eastern State Hospital until his retirement 6 years ago. He was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 1, at 2 p.m. from the Charles Cunningham Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Watley, of Detroit, MI; a nephew, Luther Swetnam and a niece, Miss Ellen Matney of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1961

 

HANEY, Patricia Gayle (Short)

Mrs. Patricia Gayle Haney, 19, of Crum, WV, who died Wednesday, October 25, in a Huntington hospital, was buried in the Webb Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webb Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Hensley and the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. The body was taken to the home of the maternal grandfather, Stan Salmons, of Webb, from the Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the husband, Owen Haney, Jr., a Crum school teacher, an infant daughter, one son, Leonard Francis Haney, at home; the father, Howard Short, the mother, Mrs. Myrtle Cook of St. Albans, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Salmons of Webb. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1961

 

HARLESS, William Luther

1892-1961

William Luther Harless, 69, of East Kermit, WV, died Saturday at his home after a brief illness. A retired merchant, he was born January 18, 1892, the son of George and Charity Thompson Harless. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Thompson and the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in the Harless Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Roberts Harless; one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Sword of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. W. D. Hatcher of Lakeland, FL, Mrs. Wayne Meade of Dunlow, WV, Mrs. Melisa Matthews of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Sword of Fort Gay, route 2. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

JARRELL, Twins

1961-1961

Graveside services were held for infant twin daughters of Orville and Fannie Thompson Jarrell, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, Tuesday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Jarrell Cemetery, Route 2 Fort Gay with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. The twins were born Sunday, November 5, and the first one died at 2 a.m. and the other at 8:15 p.m. on Monday, November 6. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1961

 

JUSTICE, Bill

1917-1961

A ruling of asphyxiation by carbon monoxide poisoning was returned last Friday by Lawrence County Coroner J. N. Marcum, Jr., in the death of Bill Justice, 44, of Louisa. He had been in ill health for some time prior to his death. The painting contractor's body was found in his auto which was parked in Pine Hill Cemetery. The coroner said Justice had attached a sweeper hose tot he exhaust pipe of the car and inserted the other end through a window of the vehicle. Mr. Marcum placed the time of death at 12 noon. Ova Sagraves and Eskell Carter discovered the body when they visited the cemetery at 2 p.m. It was reported the auto was parked near the Justice family burial plot. Mr. Justice was born at Louisa, May 29, 1917, a son of John S. and Fannie Marcum Justice. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars post at Louisa. He had been self-employed as a painter and floor sander. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Survivors include the parents, the widow, Theresa Williams Justice; two daughters, Janna Elaine and Barbara Jane Justice; three sons, Johnny, Samuel and Daniel Ray Justice; one sister, Mrs. Delbert Skeens of Lansing, MI and a brother, Clay W. Justice of Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1961

 

KISE, Ollie Jane (Carter)

1896-1961

Mrs. Ollie Jane Kise, 65, a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star chapter here, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, November 9. She was the wife of W. D. Kise of Louisa, Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 11, at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in Kise Cemetery. Mrs. Kise was born at Alderson, WV, on August 16, 1896, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Nancy Hall Carter. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years, was affiliated with the White Shrine of Jerusalem at Ashland and was a member of the Rush Homemakers club. Survivors include the husband, two sons, Jack Gordon Kise of Bryan, OH, and David Arthur Kise at home; two brothers, Charlie Carter of Oak Hill, WV and Jesse Carter of St. Charles, MO and one granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Hearne of Ashland. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

LOAR, Nancy (Steel)

1885-1961

Mrs. Nancy Steel Loar, 76, of 2256 Greenup Ave., Ashland, KY, formerly of Blaine, KY, died at 7 a.m. Friday at her home following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Loar was born April 27, 1885, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Clabe and Vina Church Steel. She had been a resident of Ashland since 1923 and was a member of the Christian Baptist Church in Westwood. Surviving are two sons, Herbert Loar of Ashland, and John Loar of Dearborn, MI; and four sisters, Mrs. Cordia Welton of Portsmouth, Mrs. Susie Ratliff of Columbus, Mrs. Ollie Steele of Grayson and Mrs. Hester Griffith of Hilliards, OH; and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the funeral home by the Rev. Hollie Conley. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1961

 

MAXIE, Rebecca (Eldridge)

Mrs. Rebecca E. Maxie, 79, of Martha, KY, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. John Maxie and the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Eldridge Cemetery at Isonville, KY. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Eldridge, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Lewis of Blaine; three sons, Jackson and George Maxie of Martha and Albert Maxie of Isonville; and 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

MAYNARD, Homer

1911-1961

Homer Maynard, Jr., 50, Route 1, Wayne, WV, a merchant, died Friday, November 17, while en route to a Huntington hospital. Mr. Maynard was born July 28, 1911, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Homer and Rebecca Adair Maynard, Sr. He was a coal miner in Mingo County for 22 years and a merchant in Wayne for 13 years and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Grace M. James, two daughters, Mrs. Billy Gene Napier of Rittman, OH, and Miss Rebecca Jean Maynard, at home; four sons, James C. Maynard and Larry J. Maynard of Wayne, Raymond E. Maynard and Jerry Lynn Maynard, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy Hall of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Martha Lands of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Thomas Pat Maynard of Columbus, and Noah W. Maynard of Delbarton, WV and one grandson, Jeffrey Allen Maynard. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Wilson Church, Route 52, Wayne, WV with the Rev. Laddie Smith officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery in Salt Petre, WV. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to Mr. Maynard's home Saturday. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

OSBORN, William

1895-1961

William Osborn, 66, of Blaine, a carpenter, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Osborn was born May 10, 1895, in Blaine, a son of the late Walter and Martha Wells Osborn. Surviving are his widow, Dove Chaffin Osborn; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Davis of Grayson; one son, J. P. Osborn of Columbus, OH; one brother, Charles Osborn of Delaware, OH; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Christian Church in Blaine with the Rev. Fred Wagoner officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery there. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

PAULEY, Ulysses

1896-1961

Ulysses Pauley, Jr., 65, of Cleveland, OH, died Tuesday, October 31, at his residence there. Mr. Pauley was born May 7, 1896 in Saltpetre, WV, a son of the late Ulysses and Elizabeth Hannah Walker Pauley and was a member of the Delbarton, WV Baptist Church. He was employed as a cook in a Cleveland restaurant. Mr. Pauley is survived by four sisters, Mrs. L. M. Salmon of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. W. F. Adams of Ceredo, WV, and Mrs. Herbert Endicott and Mrs. L. R. Philpot Bassett, both of Fort Gay, WV; three brothers, Thomas Pauley of New Boston, OH, William Pauley of Saltpetre and Conn Pauley of Newport News, VA. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltpetre Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. The body was removed one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home here to the church. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

PERRY, Virginia Mae (Cribb)

1916-1961

Mrs. Virginia Mae Perry, 44, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday night at 10:55 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, where she had been a patient since falling from a footbridge near Fort Gay Thursday night. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ruye E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Perry Cemetery at Radnor, WV. A veteran of World War II, in which she served as a hospital orderly in the Women's Army Corps, Mrs. Perry was born December 29, 1916, at Petersburg, VA, a daughter of the late Greeley and Sarah Lee Cribb. She had been a member of the Church of God for 20 years. Survivors include the husband, Elias Perry; to whom she had been married 16 years; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Cox of Norfolk, VA, and Mrs. Katherine Byrd of Richmond, VA and a half sister, Mrs. Margaret Edwards of Petersburg. The body was taken to the residence Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home and to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1961

 

ROBINETTE, Cecil

1928-1961

A man was found shot to death late Wednesday afternoon on a rural road at Irad, KY, 15 miles west of Louisa. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies identified the victim as Cecil Robinette, 33, of Louisa Route 3. They reported that Oscar Barnett, 28, surrendered to them at the scene and had been taken to the county jail for questioning. Officers were unable to give details of the shooting, pending investigation of the Route 3 farmer. A .22 calibre rifle was picked up at the scene. Coroner J. N. Marcum, Jr. said that Robinette had been shot four times. The victim had returned to Lawrence County two weeks ago from California where he had lived for a number of years. Robinette's widow, Mrs. Nora Ballinger Robinette, and his mother, Mrs. Laura Belle Carter Robinette, a retired school teacher, live on Route 3. The deceased, born June 13, 1928, a son of Laura Belle Carter Robinette, and the late Mart Robinette. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 p.m. from the Carter Chapel on Route 3 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery near the Chapel. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the mother and will be taken to the church one hour before funeral services. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

SKAGGS, Wilmer H.

Wilmer H. Skaggs, 37, of Louisville, former resident of Louisa, superintendent of auditors with the Kentucky Department of Revenue, died Friday, November 3, at 9:25 a.m. in a Louisville hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. T. R. Allen of Louisville officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Skaggs was born in Lawrence County, a son of James Alfred and Mary Wheeler Skaggs. He had resided in Louisville for six years and was a member of the St. Mathews Baptist Church there. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ada Ruth Damron; one daughter, Diana Skaggs, at home; one son, David Skaggs, at home; the mother of Dayton, OH and the father of Louisa; and a grandmother, Mrs. Cora Wheeler of Ashland. The family requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

SNOW, George L.

1931-1961

George L. Snow, 30, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Radnor, WV was fatally injured Saturday in an automobile accident on Route 61 south of Shelby, OH. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Oak Grove Methodist Church on Paddle Creek, Fort Gay, route 2, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery on Paddle Creek. A crane hoop operator for Empire Reeves Steel, Inc., in Mansfield for seven years, Mr. Snow was born April 18, 1931, in Pike County, KY, a son of John Henry Snow, now of Radnor, and the late Mrs. Mary E. Thompson Snow. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pearl Robertson Snow; two daughters, Wanda Jean and Reva Mae Snow at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Moore of Radnor, route 1, Miss Peggy Snow of Radnor and Mrs. Frank Lewis of Huntington and four brothers, Delman L. and Jay Willard Snow of Shelby, OH, Selvan Gene Snow of Radnor and Franklin S. Snow of Santa Ana, CA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

THOMPSON, Miss Emma May

1906-1961

Miss Emma May Thompson, 64, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, November 16 in a Huntington hospital at 5 p.m. after an illness of three years. She was born in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Louise Dewey Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Old Pleasant Baptist Church, Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery Route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bryant Workman, Delbarton, WV, and Mrs. Walter Thompson, Route 2, Fort Gay; one brother, James Walter Thompson of Route 1, Radnor, WV. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her brother, Friday at 3 p.m. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1961

 

VANDERPOOL, Jessie Ann (Patrick)

1897-1961

Mrs. Jessie Ann Vanderpool, 64, of Fort Gay, Route 2, was found dead at her home, Sunday of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Saltpetre Church on Fort Gay Route 2, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery near the church. Mrs. Vanderpool was born at Lakeville, KY, March 16, 1897, a daughter of the late Jeff and Nora Hoskins Patrick. She was a member of the Methodist Church and taught school for 11 years in Wayne County. She is survived by her husband, John M. Vanderpool; three daughters, Mrs. Hope Calvert of Laguna Beach, CA, Mrs. Pat Napier of Radnor and Mrs. Roberta Veach, at home; two sons, Selyn Vanderpool of Weston, WV and Kenton H. Vanderpool at home; four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Howard of Indiana, Mrs. Canoy Williams of Louisville, Mrs. Curtis Carter of Blue Diamond, KY, and Mrs. G. P. Keaton, of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Hager Patrick of Hendricks, KY, Wardie Patrick of Lakeville and Herschel Patrick of Slemp, KY and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

VANHOOSE, Albert

1894-1961

Albert VanHoose, widely known railroader and a familiar face in Paintsville city politics, died election day shortly after he returned from the polls. He was 67. He was the father of Edgar W. (Tootie) VanHoose, of Louisa, who also suffered a heart attack when informed of his father's death. Mr. VanHoose, who retired this year after 42 years of service with the C & O Railway Company as a fireman, died of a heart attack at his home on Frank Street. He had suffered a mild attack earlier this year. Better known as "Ab" by his friends in politics, on the railroad, and in his work with the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. VanHoose was respected by those with whom he associated. Although he made two races for city office during the last six years and was defeated both times, "Ab" was a loyal citizen and his personal integrity added to the city's stature. Death came at 7:30 a.m. to the lifetime resident of Paintsville. He was born March 9, 1894, the son of the late David and Adaline Jackson VanHoose. Survivors include the widow, Vera Blair VanHoose; two sons, Edgar "Tootie" VanHoose, Louisa, whose campaign for County Judge of Lawrence County was cut short when he was notified of his father's death; Jack, Paintsville; one daughter, Phyllis VanHoose, Paintsville; and three brothers, Clarence, Dayton, OH, Chester, Ludlow, KY, and Gordon, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with the Rev. F. S. VanHoose, Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Walter Hooper officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1961

 

WALLACE, Julia Ann (Spencer)

1892-1961

Mrs. Julia Ann Wallace, 69, of Charley, KY, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of four months. Mrs. Wallace was born July 30, 1892 on Route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Ann Collins Spencer. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church at Charley with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Arbie Wallace; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Kermit Miller of Charley; two sons, Ernest and Eugene Wallace of Columbus, two sisters, Miss Genoa Spencer of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Laura Etta Thompson, route 1 Louisa, one brother, Charley Spencer of Pleasant City, OH, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1961

 

WALLACE, Minnie (Williamson)

1879-1961

Mrs. Minnie Wallace, 82, of Louisa Route 5, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday at her home after an illness of 18 months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the residence with the Rev. Rush Frazier officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Wallace was born July 18, 1879, at Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late G. D. and Frances Vinson Williamson, and lived 60 years at her last home. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Wallace, a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Porter of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Anna Hardin of Catlettsburg, eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1961

 

WELLMAN, Lillian (Caperton)

Mrs. Lillian Caperton Wellman, 84, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, October 26, at 1140 S. W. 24th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she had lived for the past 4 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church of Louisa of which she had been a member since childhood, with the Rev. Dean Bottrell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The widow of Dr. Ira Wellman, who died in 1952, she was born at Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Almedia McCoy Caperton. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ed Crum of Fort Lauderdale, with whom she lived, Mrs. William Smith of Coalwood, WV, and Mrs. F. S. Pounds, of Bovina, TX; a brother, Fred Caperton of Kenova, WV, and 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before funeral time where it was taken to the church to lie in state one hour. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1961

 

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BLANKENSHIP, Inez (Ratcliff)

1877-1961

Mrs. Inez Ratcliff Blankenship, 84, of Louisa, died at her home Sunday morning after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. O'Ray Weeks, Rev. J. C. Hager, and Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship was born at Louisa, October 2, 1877, daughter of the late Stewart and Louise Burchett Ratcliff. Her family then moved to Johnson County, KY, and lived there five years before returning to Louisa in 1882. Mrs. Blankenship was postmaster at Yatesville, KY for 19 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Raish Blankenship; six daughters, Mrs. William Potter, Mrs. Fred Maynard, and Mrs. Arthur Ruark of Greenup, KY, Mrs. Geneva Walker of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Miss Irene Blankenship of Louisa; two sons, Raish Blankenship, Jr. and W. M. Blankenship of Louisa; and 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1961

 

BORDERS, Elmer

1905-1961

Elmer Borders, 56, of Ulysses, KY, passed away December 12, 11:45 a.m. at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. He was born October 20, 1905, at Ulysses, a son of Lydia Lemaster Borders and the late Monroe Borders. He was an electrician. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 14, 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home, where the body will remain, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses. Survivors include the widow, Abbie Blair Borders, whom he had been married to for 15 years; the mother; one son, William E. Borders, Springfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Enis Chandler and Mrs. Bascom Miller, Ashland, KY; two brothers, Collie Borders, Springfield, OH, Herbert Borders, Wurtland, KY. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1961

 

COLLINSWORTH, Lindsey

1887-1961

Lindsey Collinsworth, 74, 2600 Marcum Terrace, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. Melvin Hyers officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Collinsworth formerly operated a grocery store in Louisa. He was born August 10, 1887, at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Simon and Lou Campbell Collinsworth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Apperson 195, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virginia Crum Collinsworth; a daughter, Mrs. John P. Cassady of Paris, KY, and three sisters, Mrs. Forest Damron of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Sherman Dec Void of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. J. S. Ashworth of Daytona Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1961

 

COPLEY, Anthony Pearl

1961-1961

Anthony Pearl Copley, infant son of Billy R. and Betty Frasher Copley of Buchanan, KY, died November 28, in a Louisa hospital two hours after birth. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Additional survivors include two brothers, Billy and Robert Copley at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Della Copley of Buchanan, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearley Frasher of Catlettsburg, Route 2, Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

COPLEY, Gertie (Riggs)

1892-1961

Mrs. Gertie Riggs Copley, 69, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Friday, December 1, 2 p.m. at her home after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Greenbrier Baptist Church, of which she had been a member 51 years, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Paul Jarrett officiating. Burial was in the Hayton Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. She was born March 11, 1892 at Sidney, WV, a daughter of the late Wayne and Celia Thompson Riggs. Survivors include the husband, Jay J. Copley, to whom she had been married 45 years; a brother, Clarence Riggs of Wadsworth, OH and five sisters, Mrs. Lucian Jackson of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Isaac Cyrus and Mrs. Herman Copley of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Fred E. Brown of Barberton, OH, and Mrs. C. W. Trautwein of Wayne route 1. The body was taken to the residence Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

COURTNEY, Lou Amy (Owsley)

1887-1961

Mrs. Lou Amy Courtney, 74, of Zelda, KY, died Monday night, November 27, at her home after an illness of seven months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Buchanan Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Mrs. Courtney was born April 2, 1887, in Cass County, MO, a daughter of the late Floyd and Sally Foley Owsley. She had lived in the Zelda community for 35 years. Survivors include the husband, Sam Courtney, to whom she had been married 55 years; a son, Ollie Courtney at home and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

FITZGERALD, Alice Josephine

1884-1961

Alice Josephine Fitzgerald, 77, of 405 Clay Street, Louisa, died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at home after an illness of three years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church of Louisa with the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born February 21, 1884, at Inez, KY,  a daughter of the late George W. and Pricy Hess Fitzgerald. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Goldie Fitzgerald of Louisa, and seven nephews and three nieces. The body was taken tot he residence Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

JOHNSON, Bessie (Stump)

1887-1961

Mrs. Bessie Johnson, 74, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died Tuesday night, December 19, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. She was born March 24, 1887, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Oscar and Hulda Pettry Stump. The widow of Edward Johnson, who died in 1947, she was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edward Lambert McCormick of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Miss Jeanette Johnson at home; five sons, the Rev. Walter Johnson, at home, Ben Johnson of Shiloh, OH, Robert Johnson of Ashland, OH, Charlie Johnson of Huntington, and Staff Sergeant Pearle Johnson, serving with the Air Force; a sister, Mrs. Harry Grizzle of Sciotoville, OH; three brothers, Charlie Stump of Buchanan, Thomas Stump of Tyro, OH, and George Stump of Grand Saline, TX and eight grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1961

 

MAYNARD, Florene (Spurlock)

1891-1961

Mrs. Florene Maynard, 70, of Louisa, Route 2, passed away December 12, 6:30 p.m. at her home following an illness of five years. The deceased, a daughter of the late Milt and Elizabeth Harris Spurlock, was born August 14, 1891, on Route 2, Louisa. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2 p.m. from the New Friendship Baptist Church at Rockcastle with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, on Big Laurel. The body was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Survivors include the husband, J. C. Maynard, to whom she had been married 51 years; three daughters, Mrs. Linzie Frazier, Mrs. Jay Thompson, and Mrs. Ray Thompson, all of Route 2, Louisa; four sons, Lindsey Maynard, J. W. Maynard and Granville Maynard, all of Route 2, Louisa and Albert Maynard of Oak Hill, WV; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Hensley, Seth, WV, two brothers, Sherman Spurlock, route 2, Louisa, and Fred Spurlock, Hellier, KY; 23 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1961

 

MAYNARD, Lindsey

1890-1961

Lindsey Maynard, 71, of Louisa, Route 2, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his home following an illness of seven months. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Big Laurel Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5. Mr. Maynard was born at Clifford, KY, July 12, 1890, a son of the late Allen and Rinda Hammonds Maynard. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Minnie McKenzie Maynard, a son, Jessie Maynard of Columbus and two brothers, John and J. C. Maynard of Louisa, Route 2. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

MCCANN, Homer F.

1909-1961

Homer F. McCann, 52, of Fort Gay, WV, who died Wednesday, December 13, at his home of a heart attack, was buried in the Artrip Cemetery at Fort Gay following funeral services Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 1 with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Bill Wellman officiating. A steamfitter, he was born February 2, 1909, at Louisa, KY, a son of Mrs. Willie Wilson Artrip of West Jefferson, OH and the late Lonzo McCann. Survivors also include the widow, Mrs. Ada Artrip McCann; a daughter, Miss Wilma McCann of North Kenova, OH; two sons, Frank McCann of North Kenova and Ray McCann of Wayne; a sister, Mrs. William Price of West Jefferson; two brothers, C. W. McCann of Pataleska, OH, and Jack McCann of Columbus and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1961

 

QUEEN, J. N.

1870-1961

J. N. Queen, 91, a retired farmer, died Sunday night after an illness of six weeks at the home of a son, Bert Queen, of Route 4, Louisa, with whom he resided. Mr. Queen was born November 20, 1870, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Queen. He was a member of the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church. Surviving are two other sons, P. E. and Raymond Queen of Route 4, Louisa, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. E. H. Lee and the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was in the Lambert Cemetery. The body was removed from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, at 11 a.m. Tuesday to the home of a son, P. E. Queen, and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1961

 

SKAGGS, Sena (Boggs)

1869-1961

Mrs. Sena Boggs Skaggs, 92, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Ison, Blaine, KY, after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Lower Keaton Christian Church with the Rev. Hood Wallin and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Skaggs was born February 19, 1869, at Terryville, KY, a daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Terry Boggs. Her husband, J. C. Skaggs, died in 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ison and Mrs. John Rose of Keaton, KY; three sons, Leo Skaggs of Martha, Okie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, OH, and Jim Skaggs of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Susan Lester of Paintsville, KY; three brothers, Lige Boggs of Columbus and Garfield and Jim Boggs of Sciotoville, OH; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to Mrs. Ison's home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1961

 

SMITH, Arthur R.

1942-1961

Arthur R. Smith, 19, of Louisa, who died of an accidental gunshot wound Wednesday, November 29, in a Huntington hospital, was buried in Blaine Memorial Cemetery at Cottageville, WV, following funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Ripley Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Rev. Robert Evans and the Rev. LeJeune Lewis officiating. He was born at Ripley, WV, on December 6, 1942, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith. Survivors include the parents, of Rouse Point, NY, a sister, Mrs. Wade Hash of Morgantown, WV, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Davy Smith of Ripley. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Parsons Funeral Home at Ripley. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

VANHOOSE, Edgar

1961-1961

Edgar VanHoose, infant son of James and Nellie Church VanHoose of Lowmansville, died Sunday morning shortly after birth in an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 2 p m today at the Church family cemetery at Lowmansville by Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Additional survivors include two sisters, Magaline and Linda VanHoose and three brothers, Russell, Clarence, and Eddie VanHoose, all at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Church of Ashland, KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1961

 

WORKMAN, Maude (Lynch)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Lynch Workman, 57, of Catlettsburg, KY who died of a heart attack Sunday night, December 3, were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Guy Coffman officiating. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Workman was employed as a clerk at the Ventura Hotel in Ashland and resided in Catlettsburg for 30 years. She was born at Fort Gay, a daughter of Rebecca Wellman Lynch, who survives, and the late John Lynch. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Workman of Gallion, OH Bill and Harold Workman, both of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. George Williams of Cincinnati; four brothers, John, Carmie and Herbert Lynch, all of Fort Gay and Arland Lynch of St. Albans, one sister, Mrs. Alice Maynard of Fort Gay and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1961

 

 

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