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AKERS, Willie M. (Gilkerson)

1910-1962

Mrs. Willie M. Akers, 51, of Prichard, WV, died Friday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. The wife of Rev. Freelin Akers, she was born at Prichard, September 10, 1910, the daughter of Wade and Edna Gilkerson. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Prichard Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Masters and the Rev. Elmer Belcher officiating. Burial was in Gilkerson Cemetery. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Roy Brickey and Mrs. Tom Priest of Rittman, OH, two sons, Wade Akers of Rittman and William Akers, at home; two step daughters, Mrs. Jane Houser of Creston, OH, and Mrs. Molly Smith of Columbus, three step sons, "Doc" Akers of Prichard, Ervin Akers of Zanesville, OH, and Homer Akers of Mansfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Shannon and Mrs. Clarence Hayton of Prichard, Mrs. James Perry of Rittman and Mrs. Wesley Wright of Grundy, VA; five brothers, Jack and Burgess Gilkerson of Prichard, Thomas and Standard Gilkerson of Rittman and James Gilkerson of Ceredo, WV; and 8 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence form the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

ARTRIP, Willie (Wilson)

1881-1962

Mrs. Willie Artrip, 80, formerly of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died Thursday morning in a Columbus hospital. She had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. William Price of West Jefferson, OH. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Trent Cemetery, Fort Gay, Route 1. Mrs. Artrip was born November 27, 1881, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Marion and Mariah McClure Wilson. Additional survivors include two sons, C. W. McCann of Pataskala, OH and Jack McCann of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. Dora Burgess of Ashland and Mrs. May Akers and Mrs. Nannie Burke of Louisa Route 1; two brothers, Tom Wilson of Webbville, KY and Morda Wilson of Louisa Route 1, and several grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

BURCHETT, Rev. Ben F.

1890-1962

Rev. Ben F. Burchett, 71, of Louisa, died Thursday, January 11, in a Louisa hospital. He was a retired farmer and Free Will Baptist minister. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery, Louisa, Route 3. Born October 31, 1890, he was a son of the late John and Emily Berry Burchett of Louisa Route 3. His wife, Mrs. Mollie Mae Burchett, died in 1960. Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Kermit Jordan, Mrs. Robert Ruddock, Mrs. Alda Walker and the Missess Jane and Louisa Burchett, of Columbus, Mrs. Lloyd Marcum of Louisa, and Mrs. James Church of Plain City, OH; a son, Ernest Burchett of Hampshire, IL; three sisters, Mrs. Estelle Salyers of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Thelma Nelson of Columbus, and Mrs. Mont Wheeler of Louisa Route 3; three brothers, Dave Burchett of South Bloomfield, OH, Bill Burchett of Louisa and Fred Burchett of Louisa, Route 4, and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

CLINE, Deborah

1959-1962

Deborah Cline, two year old daughter of Crawford and Georgia Spears Cline of Wilbur, KY, died Monday at 2:30 p.m. in a Louisa hospital of pneumonia after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the residence with the Rev. Milt Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Cline Cemetery at Wilbur. In addition to the parents, she is survived by three sisters, Nadine, Jacqueline and Diane Cline, at home; four brothers, William, John P., James H. and Crawford, Jr., at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cline of Wilbur, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenis Spears of Blaine, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

COPLEY, Viola (Crabtree)

1883-1962

Mrs. Viola Crabtree Copley, 79, of Louisa, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born January 9, 1883, at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Richard and Nancy Frazier Crabtree. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn  Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Rush Copley, to whom she had been married 57 years; three sons, Luther Copley of Proctorville, OH, Fred Copley of Louisa and Cecil Copley at home; a brother, Fred Crabtree of Fort Gay; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

FOSTER, Thomas Jones

1875-1962

Thomas Jones Foster, 86, of Ft. Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 4:30 p.m. Monday after an illness of 10 days. Mr. Foster was born June 27, 1875, at Spartansburg, SC, a son of the late Jones William and Sarah Wilkins Foster. He was a retired car repairman for the Norfolk & Western Railroad. He had worked for the N & W 40 years and retired 16 years ago. Mr. Foster was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Ft. Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial will be in the Billups Gay Cemetery on Route 1, Ft. Gay. Surviving are his widow, Melinda McGlone Foster, whom he married 47 years ago; six daughters, Mrs. Ishmael Ratcliff of Louisville, CO, Mrs. Jarvis Bartram of Ft. Gay, Mrs. James Unterwagner of Lynchburg, VA, Mrs. Clarence Luman of Bealesville, PA, Mrs. Lewis Miller of Johnstown, PA, and Mrs. Joseph Nance of Huntington; three sons, Jack Foster and Carl Foster of Fort Gay, and Ralph Foster of Camden, NJ; one sister, Mrs. Kate Crum of Staten Island, NY and 17 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

FRASHER, Thomas W.

1876-1962

Thomas W. Frasher, 85, of Fort Gay Route 1, WV, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. A retired farmer, he was born March 25, 1876, on Fort Gay Route 2, a son of the late Nathan and Nancy Ratliff Frasher. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Vinson Lodge AF & AM, at Fort Gay. His wife, Mrs. Cuzzie Wilson Frasher, died in 1957. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Fort Gay, Route 1, a son, Charlie Frasher of Columbus, OH, and six grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Big Hurricane Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Wellman and the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Christian Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. The body was taken to the residence Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Janaury 25, 1962

 

HEWLETT, William Birch

1877-1962

William Birch Hewlett, 84, of Yatesville, KY, a retired farmer, died Thursday night, January 11, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. F. Adkins of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hewlett Cemetery at Yatesville. Born June 23, 1877, at Yatesville, he was a son of the late Hardin B. and Florence Short Hewlett. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Burchett Hewlett; five other daughters, Mrs. Olga Davis of North Carolina, Mrs. Jessie Evans and Mrs. Merle White of Columbus, and Mrs. Albert G. Adkins and Mrs. Glen E. Gifford of Huntington; three sons, Elver J. Hewlett of Columbus, Clyde Hewlett of Marcella, NJ and Dayton Hewlett of Mount Arlington, NJ, a sister, Mrs. Noll Wellman of Chattaroy, WV, two brothers, Milt and Cliff Hewlett of Fallsburg, and 23 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Adkins residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

HOOSIER, Luther Clyde

1905-1962

Luther Clyde Hoosier, 56, of Prichard, Route 2, WV, a coal miner, died Thursday, January 11, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bellamy Methodist Chapel at Hubbardstown with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Ellis Cemetery near Hubbardstown. Born April 12, 1905, in Lincoln County, WV, he was a son of the late Elisha and Ella Topping Hoosier. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Dean Hoosier, a daughter, Mrs. James Ward of Prichard, Route 1, four sisters, Mrs. Orville Vanover of Crites, WV, Mrs. Jim Stepp, of Robinette, Mrs. Nathan Judd of Logan and Mrs. Earl Smith of Prichard, two brothers, Oza Hoosier of Prichard and Bascom Hoosier of Inez, KY and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

JORDAN, Jay

Jay Jordan, 60, of Webbville, Route 1, died Friday, January 19, in a Louisa hospital after a week's illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Polly Chapel School with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Young Cemetery on Webbville Route 1. A farmer, he was the son of the late William and Rachel Young Jordan. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Herman Young of Webbville, Route 1; a son, Loyal Jordan of Lexington, KY; a sister, Mrs. Isaac Moore of Lockbourne, OH; and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

KELLY, Russell Donnie

1921-1962

Russell Donnie Kelly, 40, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Martha, KY, died Saturday at his home. He was a construction worker. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of the mother, Mrs. Martha Vanover Kelly Ferguson of Martha, with the Rev. Roby Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery at Martha. He was born September 28, 1921, at Mazie, KY, a son of Mrs. Ferguson and the late Proctor J. Kelly. Additional survivors include three daughters, Carol Sue, Martha May and Mary Jane Kelly, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Sanford Ferguson of London, OH, Mrs. Elmer Burchwell of Martha and Miss Janis Rosella Kelly of East Chicago, IN; four brothers, Ray Kelly of Springfield, James and Elman Kelly of Fountain Park, OH and William Kelly of Minford, OH and a half brother, Cassie Ferguson of Martha. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

KITCHEN, Albert F.

1882-1862

Albert F. Kitchen, 79, retired produce dealer, died in a Huntington hospital Monday, January 15, leaving 167 descendants. Mr. Kitchen, who resided at 2542 Ninth Avenue, Huntington, was the father of Rev. Greene Kitchen, pastor of the Staunton Street Apostolic Church. Born December 26, 1882, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Levi and Nancy Radcliff Kitchen. He was a member of the Staunton Street Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Amelia Kitchen, seven daughters, Mrs. Nathan Ross, Mrs. J. W. Holley, Mrs. Leonard Lester and Mrs. William Fulton of Huntington, Mrs. Hubert Perkins and Mrs. Evelyn Kitchen of Ashland, and Mrs. Roy M. Hensley of Riverside, CA; four other sons, Levi Kitchen of Detroit, Jerry A. Kitchen of Flagstaff, AZ, and Martin and Joe W. Kitchen of Huntington, and 66 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

LARGE, Burzella (Adams)

1904-1962

Mrs. Burzella Large, 57, Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery at Webbville, Route 1. Born August 24, 1904, on Webbville route 1, she was a daughter of the late Green and Easter Chaffins Adams. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Flem Large; three sons, Carl Large of Circleville, OH, Gene Large of Chillicothe, OH and Robert Large of Stoutsville, OH; six brothers, Elza Adams of Marysville, OH, Hildra and Woodrow Adams of Columbus, Delbert Adams of Circleville, Elbert Adams of Adams, KY and Clyde Adams of Kingston, OH, and one half brother, Clarence Woods of Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

MAYNARD, Gray

1908-1962

Gray Maynard, 54, of Louisa Route 2, died Monday at 7:30 a.m. at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. Arthur Queen officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. He was born January 18, 1908, on Louisa Route 2, a son of Samuel V. Maynard and the late Mrs. Fannie Branham Maynard. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dolly May Ratcliffe Maynard, to whom he had been married 29 years; three daughters, the Misses Frances, Ruth and Linda Maynard, all at home; three sons, Danny Gray Maynard of Detroit and Mitchell and David Maynard, at home; three sisters,  Mrs. Erma Fluty and Mrs. Willie Goble of Louisa Route 5, and Mrs. William Collins of Louisa and a brother, S. V. Maynard, Jr., of Louisa Route 2. The body was taken tot he residence Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. January 25, 1962

 

MULLETT, David Lee

1959-1962

David Lee Mullett, two year old son of James and Grace Sigman Mullett of Radnor, Route 2, WV, died Monday night in a Louisa, KY hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at the Church of God on Mill Creek, Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Additional survivors include a sister, Karen Sue Mullett, at home, two brothers, James Millard and Robert Earl Mullett, at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Crabtree of Fort Gay. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

PENNINGTON, Samantha Ellen

1877-1962

Mrs. Samantha Ellen Pennington, 84, of Webbville, KY, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Christian Church at Willard, KY, with the Rev. Taylor Wood officiating. Burial was in the Pennington Cemetery there. Mrs. Pennington was born February 20, 1877, in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Riffe Holbrook. Her husband, V. G. (Litt) Pennington, died in 1946. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles O. Porter of Franklin Furnace, OH and Mrs. James E. Pennington of Maineville, OH; two sons, Russell G. Pennington of Columbus and Homer S. Pennington of Webbville; a stepson, Ernest Pennington of Grayson, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Olga Reeves of Ashland; Mrs. Loudella Reeves of Hitchins, KY, Mrs. Frances Bradley of Louisa and Mrs. John Childers of Wheelwright, KY; two brothers, J. H. Holbrook of Louisa Route 4, and C. D. Holbrook of Louisa, and 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

PRESTON, Harper

1897-1962

Harper Preston, 64 years of age, succumbed Saturday in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, where he had been a patient for several days. Mr. Preston, a native of Georges Creek section of Lawrence County, was a mechanic, a farmer and owner of the Preston Artificial Limb Company, Louisa. The deceased, a son of the late Eugene and Katie Rice Preston was born March 26, 1897. He was a member of Richardson Lodge 699 F & AM, member of Apperson Chapter 195, Louisa, a member of BP & OE, Ashland and was a Royal Arch Mason. A veteran of World War I, he served as Commander of W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. He served on several important Committees on district and state levels. He was best known for his work as service officer for W. O. Johnson Post in which capacity he served most of the time since the Post was organized. He was active in helping Veterans file bonus claims and filed the claim for the first bonus check received in Lawrence County. He was often referred to by his host of friends as a great friend to Veterans. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Preston Cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Radford Preston, and one uncle, Mr. Gerrard Preston of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

PRICE, John

1880-1962

John Price, 81, Richardson, KY, died at his home Tuesday night, January 9 at 11 o'clock after an illness of six weeks. He was a lifelong resident of Richardson, and a son of the late Cleveland and Nancy VanHoose Price. He was a retired farmer and married to Martha Fitch Price. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Price Cemetery on Natts Creek. Survivors, other than the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Sluss, Route 2, Louisa, two sons, Cecil Price, Richardson and Chester Price, Lookout, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Parks, Route 2, Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Bud Daniels, of Ashland, KY; one brother, Kent Price, River, KY; and 15 grandchildren, Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

QUEEN, E. E.

1875-1962

E. E. (Gene) Queen, 86, of Route 4, Louisa, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Damer Kelly, at 6 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health for about one year. The deceased was born on Route 4, Louisa, February 15, 1875, a son of the late John E. and Mahala Curnutte Queen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Lambert Queen, April 29, 1961. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. from Garrett Chapel on Route 4, with the Revs. Felix Skaggs and Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Lambert Cemetery on East Fork, Louisa, route 4. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years and a former state highway foreman 12 years. He was a farmer. Survivors, besides the daughter, include two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Harmon, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Leona Jackson, San Jose, CA; two brothers, Bascom Queen, Louisa, Route 4, and Dewey Queen, Ashland; five grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

RICE, Dock

1886-1962

Dock Rice, 76, of Louisa, Route 3, died Monday at 10 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after suffering a stroke at his home Sunday night. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 3, with the Rev. R. E. Cavins and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. He was born January 13, 1886, in Carter County, a son of the late Washington and Virginia Bartee Rice. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and of Louisa Lodge 179, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Crider Rice, to whom he had been married for 50 years, three sons, French Rice of Chesapeake, WV, Archie Rice of Skiatook, OK, and Kenneth Rice at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ira Short of Louisa route 3, Mrs. Pike Roberts of Columbus, Mrs. Roger Wellman of Russell and Mrs. James Elkins of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Robert Rice of Ashland, Thomas Rice of Columbus, John Rice of Louisa, Route 3, and Lige Rice of Catlettsburg; and 2 grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

SAMMONS, Minnie (Roberts)

1877-1962

Minnie Sammons, 84, of Louisa, died in a Huntington hospital at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. She had resided with a daughter, Mrs. Fred Nasser, for the past four months. A widow of William Sammons, she was born April 8, 1877, at Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Julia Ann Burton Roberts. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Jessie Derefield, Dayton, OH; two sons, Henry Sammons, St. Louis, MO and Jack Sammons, Beaufort, SC; one stepson, Oscar W. Sammons, Parkersburg, WV, one sister, Mrs. A. H. Matthews, Canton, OH; one brother, Everett Roberts, Louisa Route 3, and nine grandchildren. The body will remain at the Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1962

 

SHORTRIDGE, Dolly (Atkins)

1884-1962

Mrs. Dolly Jordan Shortridge, 77, of Louisa, died Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young funeral Home Chapel with the  Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Shortridge was born March 23, 1884, in Russell County, VA, a daughter of the late Callahill and Angeline Compston Atkins. She was the widow of E. B. Shortridge, who died last March, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Dixon of Fallsburg, Mrs. Grant Taylor of Louisa Route 4, Mrs. Harry Berger of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Milton Carey of Catlettsburg; four sons, Herman and Glen Jordan, at home, Leon Jordan of Catlettsburg, and Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV; two stepsons, Paul and Jimmie Shortridge of Cleveland and 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

 

THOMPSON, Brenda Jean

1961-1962

Brenda Jean Thompson, seven month old daughter of Cecil and Helen Evans Thompson of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday evening, January 17, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Thompson Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. Additional survivors include two sisters, Nora Jane and Virginia Dale Thompson at home; two brothers, James Cecil and Freddie Thompson, at home; and the maternal grandmother; Mrs. Annie Davis, of Dunlow, WV.  The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

WATSON, Valentine Tildon

1876-1962

Valentine Tildon Watson, 86, of Louisa, died Friday, January 18, in a Lexington, KY hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born January 1, 1876, at Webbville, KY, a son of the late Andrew Kitchen and Sarah Woods Watson. He was an employee of the Inland Coal Company, Wheelwright, KY for several years until his retirement, when he moved with his family to Circleville, OH where he resided until the death of his wife, Lee Shepherd Watson, around four years ago. He then came to Louisa where he had resided since. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Beth Watson and one son, Carl Watson of California; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Kathleen Chenault of Mt. Sterling, KY, and a stepson, Roy James Shepherd of Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Corda Watson Prichard of Louisa, who is the only one remaining of a family of eleven children. Funeral services were conducted Monday January 22, at 10:30 a.m. from the Mitchell-Douglas Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling. Interment was made in a cemetery near Mt. Sterling. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1962

 

WELLMAN, Martha (Hatcher)

1875-1962

Mrs. Martha Hatcher Wellman, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at the residence of her son, Gordon Wellman on Route 2, Fort Gay, after a brief illness. Born at Hinton, WV, March 9, 1875, she was the daughter of Edmund and Roda Turpin Hatcher. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. M. J. Robinett, of Wayne, WV, five sons, Albert, Gordon and Clarence Wellman, all of Fort Gay, Charles Wellman of Kenova, Elmer Wellman of Huntington; one brother, Van Hatcher of Kermit, WV; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1962

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COX, Dan

1907-1962

Dan Cox, 54 years old, of Webbville, KY, died February 7, in a Louisa hospital after a two day illness. He was found ill in his car near his home on Monday. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Webbville Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the  Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Hammonds Cemetery on Webbville route 1. A construction worker, he was born August 14, 1907, on Louisa Route 4, a son of Mrs. Roberta Stewart Cox of Flatwoods, KY and the late Marion Francis Cox. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ira Vanhorn of Louisa, Mrs. Bob Burton and Mrs. David McDavid of Grayson and Charlotte Louise and Donna Sue Cox, at home; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Smith of Shively, WV; two half sisters, Mrs. James Jacobs of Poe, WV and Mrs. Lutie Cotton of Mt. Sterling, OH, and six grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Thursday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1962

 

DEAN, Henry J.

1888-1962

Henry J. Dean, 73, of Blaine, KY died Monday in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Blaine Church of God, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Jack Benny officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery at Blaine. A timberman, he was born February 24, 1888, in Tazewell County, VA; a son of the late William and Rachel Dean. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mabel Moore Dean; four daughters, Mrs. Herman Castle of Columbus, Mrs. Harold Johnson of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Vinson Sagraves of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Lawrence Perkins of Blaine; two sons, William Dean of Tallahassee, FL and Henry J. Dean, Jr. of Lebanon, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Liza Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Mrs. Mollie Bishop of Scioto Furnace, OH; two brothers, William Dean of Cleveland and Whitt Dean of Portsmouth, OH; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1962

 

DIAMOND, Jay

1910-1962

Jay Diamond, 51, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at his home following a heart attack. R. A. Wilson, Lawrence County Coroner, who made the investigation, said he was told by the family that the deceased had been shoeing horses at his nearby shop when he was stricken. He went to the residence and told his wife, he was sick and in a few minutes he had passed away. Mr. Diamond, a farmer, was born March 5, 1910, on Route 3, Louisa, a son of G. F. and Dove Adkins Diamond. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Thursday afternoon. Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow, Mrs. Bessie Bartley Diamond; three daughters, Miss Marie Diamond of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Calvin Holbrook of Route 4, Louisa, and Miss Jean Diamond at home; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Spillman and Miss Mollie Jean Diamond of Columbus, Miss Irene Diamond of Route 3, Louisa and Mrs. David Jordan of Shelby, OH; four brothers, Hubert Diamond of Fallsburg, James O. and Kenneth Diamond of Columbus and George W. Diamond of Route 3, Louisa; the step mother, Mrs. Lucy Diamond of Route 3, Louisa; one step sister, Mrs. Eula Varney of Columbus, two step brothers, Lee and Robert Crabtree of Columbus, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1962

 

EARL, Louise  (Isaac)

1898-1962

Mrs. Louise Earl, 63 years old, of 86 West Fourth Ave., a quality inspector at the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., plant, died January 28 in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one day. The wife of Sherman A. Earl, she had been an Owens-Illinois employee for the past 30 years, She was a member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. She was born July 17, 1898, at Louisa, KY, a daughter of the Late Henry and Nancy Jane Baisden Isaac, and had resided in Huntington for 50 years. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mint Mohler of Los Angeles, and a brother, Tom Isaac of Louisa. She was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, following funeral services Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Rev. Leo E. Oxley officiating. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

FINLEY, Teresa Lynn

1962-1962

Teresa Lynn Finley, seven day old daughter of Ursie Rush and Carolin Kearns Finley of Route 2, Fort Gay, died January 22, in Children's Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Saltpetre Church with the Rev. Olin Kearns, the maternal grandfather, officiating. Burial was in the Vinson Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. Other survivors are the maternal grandmother, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Finley on Route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

GUNNELL, George F.

1886-1962

George F. Gunnell, 75, of Ashland, Route 2, retired president of the Kentucky Farmer's Bank at Catlettsburg, died Sunday at 8:05 a.m. after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Miller Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Arch Hewitt. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Gunnell served as president of the bank for 26 years until his retirement in 1954. Before becoming associated with the bank he was owner of the Farmer, Gunnell Shoe Co., a wholesale concern. He was born February 12, 1886, in Louisa, a son of the late George W. and Eliza Yates Gunnell. He moved to Ashland from Catlettsburg during the 1937 flood. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church of Ashland and Hampton Lodge F & AM of Catlettsburg. Survivors, include one daughter, Mrs. Joe Rupert of Ashland, Route 2, with whom he was residing, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

MARCUM, Ezra

1926-1962

Ezra Marcum, 35, of Job, KY, a lineman for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co, died Friday February 9, in a Louisa hospital after a heart attack at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the residence with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery at Job. Mr. Marcum was born August 13, 1926, at Job, a son of W. H. Marcum of Job and the late Grace Hammons Marcum. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward and the American Legion. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his widow, Mrs. Esta Mae Endicott Marcum; two daughters, Janet and Sharon Marcum, at home; four brothers, Everett Marcum of Allen, KY, Keigher and Haskel Marcum of Columbus, and James H. Marcum of Job; six sisters, Mrs. Velma Horn, Mrs. Letha Pack, Mrs. Pauline Endicott and Miss Arlene Marcum, all of Job, Mrs. Elizabeth Endicott of Texas, and Mrs. Emmaline Endicott of Rarden, OH. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1962

 

MUNCEY, Miss Emma

Miss Emma Muncey, 86, one of Lawrence County's well respected citizens passed away Thursday night, January 29, in a Louisa hospital. Miss Muncey who had resided on Route 3, Louisa, all her life was a daughter of the late Addison and Martha Virginia Hutchinson Muncey, pioneer settlers of that section of Lawrence County. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in the Smokey Valley church where she had taught a class in the church school for 60 years and served as organist for several years. She was a sister of Mrs. Sophia Pickrell who preceded her in death and an aunt of Misses Leta and Carrie Pickrell of Huntington, WV. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Muncey Cemetery on Route 3. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

PRATER, Hershel

1914-1962

Hershel Prater, 47 years old, of Adams, KY, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, January 25, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Low Gap Church with the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery at Wilbur, KY. Mr. Prater was a coal miner, was employed by the Red Jacket Coal Co., at Wyoming, WV. He was born June 18, 1914, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Frank and Josephine Castle Prater. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Tennessee Sweeney Prater; two daughters, Mrs. James R. Plasman of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. Sterling Hayes of Adams, KY; two sons, Hershel Prater, Jr., and Bobby Joe Prater, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Willard Ward of Elkhorn City, KY, Mrs. Opal Bentley of Wilbur and Mrs. Avonell Crider of Lancer, KY; three brothers, Haskell Prater of Chicago, Frank Prater of Sandusky and Frank Prater of Wyoming, WV; and one grandchild. The body was taken to the residence Friday morning from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

SMITH, Jim

1894-1962

Jim Smith, 67, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Friday night, February 16, at his home. A barber, Mr. Smith had retired one year ago. He was born November 17, 1894, at Gallup, KY, a son of Mrs. Bell Perry Smith Chapman of Louisa Route 1, and the late James Smith. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev.  J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, KY. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maude Smith, three sons, George E. Smith of Paintsville, John Smith of Ashland, and Manley Smith of Dayton, OH; two brothers, G. F. Smith of Louisa, Route 2 and John Smith of Charleston; four half brothers, Clarence Chapman of Louisa, Clifford Chapman of Louisa, Route 1, and Clyde and Billy Chapman of Canal Fulton, OH; a half sisters, Mrs. Emory Hancock of Canal Fulton, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1962

 

SPURLOCK, Sherman

1885-1962

Sherman Spurlock, 76, Louisa, Route 2, died Tuesday, February 20, at 8 a.m. of a heart attack. He was born May 20, 1885, son of the late Milton B. and Betty Harris Spurlock, on Louisa, Route 2. He had been retired from the Carpenter Force of the C & O Railway for the past 11 years. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. at the Emily Northup Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Grant York officiating. Burial will be in Northup Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Survivors include the widow, Buine Baugh Spurlock to whom he had been married 55 years; one daughters, Mrs. Ervin  Bell of Route 2 Louisa, three sons, Alex, Sherman and Jenkins Fred Spurlock, all at home, one sister, Mrs. Sadie Hensley, Seth, WV; one brother, Fred Spurlock, Hellier, KY and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1962

 

THORNSBURY, Effie (Savage)

1878-1962

Mrs. Effie Thornsbury, 83, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Thornsbury was born October 25, 1878, a daughter of the late Chris and Jane Shepard Savage and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Fred Thornsbury; two sons, William (Red) Thornsbury of Louisa and Phil of Grayson; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Holbrook and Mrs. Sophia Taylor both of Route 4, Louisa, three brothers, Wurt and John Savage, both of Route 4, Louisa and Babe Savage of Rush; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Thornsbury Cemetery on Route 4. The body was taken to the church from Young Funeral Home one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1962

 

VEST, Walter E.

Dr. Walter E. Vest, 80, distinguished Huntington, WV physician and scholar, died unexpectedly Sunday night at about 7:45 p.m. in the Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital shortly after being admitted as a patient. The veteran specialist in internal medicine had been rushed to the hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home, 1115 Ninth Avenue. He had been in his usual state of health and had been carrying on his practice. An outstanding member of the medical profession in this area, Dr. Vest had been editor of the West Virginia Medical Journal for about 40 years. He was a consultant to the C & O Hospital here and was prominently identified with the hospital for more than 45 years. He also was an attending physician at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Vest was well known in Louisa,, where he had been called in consultation on many occasions, during the past several years. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1962

 

WALLACE, Margaret (Hatton)

1880-1962

Mrs. Margaret Hatton Wallace, 81, of Buchanan, formerly of Louisa, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Wallace was born March 7, 1880, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Dr. Joseph F. and Mary Wheeler Hatton. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ashland. Mrs. Wallace was the first president of the Ashland Council of Parent-Teacher Associations and had been active in PTA work. She had contributed much information for Kennedy's "River Round-Up" which appears in The Independent. Her husband, F. T. D. Wallace, Jr. died in 1927. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Kavanaugh Chapel with the Rev. O. P. Smith of Salyersville, KY officiating. Burial was in Kavanaugh Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary W. Dunn of Ashland, a son, Eugene Wallace of Buchanan; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding services. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1962

 

WEBB, David Garland

1897-1962

David Garland Webb, 64, 1140 "B" St., Ceredo, died early Saturday in the Huntington Veterans Administration Hospital after an illness of one year. Mr. Webb was a retired salesman for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and a veteran of World War I. He was born September 4, 1897, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Edward and Virginia Moore Webb. Mr. Webb was a member of the First Baptist Church at Ceredo and the American Legion post at Kenova Lodge No. 110, AF & AM, the Kenova RAM and Everett Council No. 65, Super Excellent Masters at Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maude Miller Webb; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Mautz of Ashland and Mrs. Max J. Miller of Akron, OH; a son, D. G. Webb, Jr. of Kensington, MD, a half sister, Mrs. Lloyd B. Grimes of Fairfax, VA; a half brother, J. R. Webb of Pikeville, KY; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church in Ceredo. Rev. Kenneth Lindner officiated. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home at Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1962

 

WILSON, James A.

1890-1962

James A. Wilson, 71, of Raceland, KY, a telegraph operator on the Russell Division of the Chesapeake Railway Company, died of a heart attack at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, 2 p.m. from the Evans Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl Henry officiated and burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Masonic rituals were conducted at 7 o'clock Thursday night by Smith Lodge No. 775. Mr. Wilson has been employed by the railway company for 33 years. He was born October 3, 1890, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Florence Wilburn Wilson, now of Columbus, OH and the late John H. Wilson. He was a member of the Church of God in Raceland, served as a deacon in the church; the Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers; Smith Lodge No. 775, F & AM at Russell and Mistletoe Chapter OES. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Susan Wilson; his mother; one son, Ronald J. Wilson, Richmond, VA, two daughters, Mrs. Roberta McKinlay, Ashland, and Mrs. Betty Brooks, Charlottesville, VA; three brothers, Walter Wilson, Glen Hayes, WV, Robert Wilson, Sciotoville, OH, Elmer Wilson, Wheelersburg, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Wellman, Palland, OH, Mrs. Goldia Wilson, Louisa, and Miss Calista Wilson, Columbus, OH and three grandchildren. Pallbearers for the service were Carl Castle, James Greenslate, Ledford Simpson, Wallace Whalin, Jim Bob Virgin, and Artie Hardiman. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1961

 

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BAILEY, Robert Lee "Bob"

1887-1962

Robert Lee "Bob" Bailey, 74, of 508 Water Street, Louisa, died Saturday, March 24, at his residence after a brief illness. A retired C & O employee and member of the Methodist Church, he was born in Carter County, September 10 1887, the son of Hiram and Laura Hicks Bailey. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home, with Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Virginia Mae Carter Bailey; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Rice of Louisa, seven sons, Lee Bailey of Las Vegas, NV, Ray, George and Bob Bailey, all of Wyandotte, MI, Fred and Willard Bailey, both of Louisa and Robert Bailey, Jr. of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. Coralia Vinson of Westwood; five brothers, Harry and John Bailey, both of Westwood, Millard Bailey of Russell, William Bailey of Ironton, OH and Hiram Bailey of Tampa, FL and 14 grandchildren, Big Sandy News, March 22, 1962

 

BAKER, Mollie (Berry)

1894-1962

Mrs. Mollie Berry Baker, 67, of 3124 Front St., Ashland, was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital at 4:15 p.m. Thursday February 15, after being stricken ill suddenly at home. A native of Lawrence County, KY, she was born June 19, 1894, a daughter of the late John Allen and Nora Morris Berry, and had been a resident of Ashland 42 years. Her husband, Tony Baker, preceded her in death in 1955. She attended the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Lazear Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Duvall and the Rev. Charlie Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Ball of Ashland and Mrs. Viola Byrens of Cleveland, four sons, Jack Baker of Catlettsburg, Walter Baker of Cleveland, Keith Baker of Chicago, and William Baker of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Andy Lawson of Columbus; two half sisters, Mrs. Inez Cordle and Mrs. Laura Short, two half brothers, Sie and Jim Jordan, all of Columbus, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

BARTRAM, Martha D.

Mrs. Martha D. Bartram, 77, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Enid Cotton of Rittman, OH after a long illness. Mrs. Bartram was a native of Scott County, VA, and lived at Fort Gay for 30 years before going to Rittman 31 years ago. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church at Fort Gay. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Additional survivors include three sons, Arnold V. Bartram of Orrville, OH, Lional B. and Harlin F. Bartram of Rittman; two other daughters, Mrs. Nora McCloud of Fort Gay and Mrs. Pearl Gilpin of Coundersport, PA; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

BARTRAM, Roy C.

Roy C. Bartram, 70, who died Wednesday, February 28, was buried in an Amanda, OH cemetery Saturday following funeral services held at the Defenbaugh Funeral Home, Circleville, OH at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frazier officiating. Mr. Bartram is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Thompson Bartram; 2 daughters, Mrs. Juanita Bailey, Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Joyce Clauson of Circleville; 2 sons, Jack Bartram of Amanda and George Bartram of Cleveland and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mack Crutcher, Louisa, Mrs. Bill Weddington, Roanoke, WV, Mrs. May Reifsnyder of Miami, FL and Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Enterprise, AL. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

BOGGS, Hugh

1879-1962

Hugh Boggs, a retired Greenup, KY merchant, died at his home Wednesday, February 14, after a three year illness. He would have observed his 83rd birthday Thursday. Funeral services  were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. James Huron officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Greenup. He was born at Lawrence County, KY, on February 15, 1879, a son of James and Nancy Lewis Boggs. He was married to Mahalia Chafins on July 4, 1906. Survivors include the widow, four sons, Eugene Boggs of Ypsilanti, MI, Wilburn Boggs of Firebrick, KY, James Boggs of Pittsburgh, and Joseph Boggs of Portsmouth, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Davis of Greenup and Mrs. Elroy Schofield of Detroit; a brother, Brascue Boggs of Maloneton; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Sturgill of Portsmouth and Mrs. Lige Ludlum of Peru, IN and 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

BOGGS, Nelson

1864-1962

Nelson Boggs, 98, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Boggs, a retired blacksmith, was born February 26, 1864, in Virginia, a son of the late Frank and Diadame Stidham Boggs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Dry Fork Community Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Boggs was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maudie Phillips Boggs, to whom he was married 32 years; two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Boggs and Mrs. Earl Miller both of Columbus; two sons, Steven Boggs of Webbville and Russell Boggs of Blaine; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert Terry, Pontiac, MI and Miss Esther Lyons, Louisa, KY; two brothers, Thomas and Sam Boggs of Wheelersburg, OH; 18 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1962

 

BORDERS, Arch

1908-1962

Arch Borderrs, 54, of Richardson, KY, died Sunday evening in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital after a ten day illness. He was born at Richardson in 1908, a son of Bill and Myrtle Borders. He was employed as a miner and sawmill operator. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the residence with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ferdie Martin Borders; two daughters, Miss Nell Borders and Mrs. Dallas Adkins, both of Richardson; one sister, Mrs. Walter Preston of Richardson; one brother, Paul Borders of Hunter, KY, and 6 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, March 8,m 1962

 

BURKETT, Samuel Franklin

1883-1962

Samuel Franklin Burkett, 78, of Rice Street, Louisa, died at 3 a.m. Monday in a local hospital following an extended illness. A retired coal miner, Mr. Burkett was born June 23, 1883, in Ironton, OH, a so of the late Samuel Franklin and Angeline Boyd Burkett. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Daniels and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nora Alice Woods Burkett, to whom he had been married 59 years, four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Goodwill of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Erris Rucker of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Bert Daniels of Hillsboro, OH, and Mrs. Marion VanHoose of Twilight, WV; three sons, Ollie Burkett of Arlington, VA, Virgil Burkett of Kopperston, WV, and Clarence Burkett of Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Skeens of Huntington and Mrs. Wiley Burton of Pomeroy, OH; one brother, Carl Burkett of Martin, KY; 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1962

 

ELDRIDGE, Rhoda (Maxey)

1918-1962

Mrs. Rhoda ELdridge, 43, of Martha, KY, died at her home Monday. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Peters Cemetery at Isonville. She was born March 28, 1918, a daughter of the late Jackson and Sarah Alice Barker Maxey. Survivors include five sons, and seven daughters; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Cassidy of Mazie and five brothers, John, Woodrow and Clyde Maxey of Mazie and Robert and Ben Maxey of Martha. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1962

 

FRAZIER, Rev. Rush

1893-1962

The Rev. Rush Frazier, 68, of Clifford, KY, pastor of Mount Olive United Baptist Church there, died Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of five months. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Lycan officiating. Burial will be in the Maynard-Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. Mr. Frazier was born April 2, 1893, at Clifford, a son of the late Dr. Sam C. and Fannie Bartram Frazier. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Murl Fitzpatrick Frazier, three daughters, Mrs. James F. Williams of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Don Gobel of Clifford, and Mrs. Haskell Marcum of Columbus, OH; six sons, Lloyd, the Rev. Rush W., Joseph, and Samuel Z. Frazier of Dayton, OH, and Roy Chester Frazier of Columbus and Harold Gene Frazier at home; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Crum of DeLand, FL and Mrs. Fred Stoker of Kermit, WV; two brothers, Dr. Samuel Z. Frazier of Lemesa, TX and Chester Frazier of Clifford and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

HARLOW, Howell E.

1879-1962

Howell E. Harlow, 82, of 302 Water Street, Louisa, died Thursday, March 1, at his home after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Harlow was born May 27, 1879 in Arrington, VA, the son of the late E. A. and Mary Susan Golladay Harlow. He was a retired watchman for the Norfolk & Western Railway, bby which he was employed for 49 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary M. Smith Harlow, to whom he had been married 55 years, two daughters, Mrs. Jay Graves of Fort Gay and Mrs. Edna Vanhoose of Louisa; two sons,  Emmett D. Harlow of Portsmouth, OH and Hal Harlow of Betsy Layne, KY; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Damron of Virginia; three brothers, T. I. Harlow of Newport News, VA, Coleman Harlow of Arrington, and I. F. Harlow of Los Angeles, CA, and 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

HOUCK, Margaret "Maggie" (Ferguson)

1875-1962

Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) Houck of Houckville, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Wednesday, March 7, after a month's illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Cherokee United Baptist Church, of which she was a member for 67 years, with the Rev. Jack Cordle, the Rev. Rufus Fannin and the  Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Houckville. Mrs. Houck was born in Wayne County, WV, on September 2, 1875, a daughter of the late Worth and Catherine Smith Ferguson. Her husband, John H. Houck, died in 1941. Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Ray Woods of Webbville and Mrs. Forest Rogers of Houckville; two sisters, Mrs. Della Alexander of Houckville and Mrs. Lucy Bishop of Blaine; and 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Rogers residence from the Young Funeral Home, Friday. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1962

 

JORDAN, Tennie (Prince)

1872-1962

Mrs. Tennie Prince Jordan, 89, of Louisa, died at her home Sunday night after an illness of four days. Mrs. Jordan was born September 3, 1872, at Irad, KY, the daughter of the late James P. and Jane Large Prince. A housewife and registered nurse, Mrs. Jordan was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Dock Jordan, died September 14, 1940. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. The body was taken to the church one hour before services. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Stella Moore of Louisa; a niece, Mrs. Luther Carter of Chillicothe, OH and a nephew, Oscar Moore of Coldwater, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

KIGER, Dennis Franklin

Dennis Franklin Kiger, 70, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died in an Ashland hospital Sunday night. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday a 2 p.m. from the Willard Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus Suttles, the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. W. B. Curnutte officiating. Burial was in the  family cemetery at Webbville, Route 1. Mr. Kiger was a member of the Sandy Valley Baptist Church and Lodge 626 F & AM at Willard. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Golda Sturgill Kiger, to whom he had been married 49 years; three daughters, Mrs. Eloise Rucker of Louisa, Mrs. Lovell Hannon of Route 1, Williamsport, OH, and Mrs. Malcolm Lilly of Louisville; two sons, David Kiger of Webbville and Sp. Franklin B. Kiger, stationed with the U. S. Army at Ft. Bragg, NC; a sister, Mrs. Hugh Adams of Salt Rock; a brother, the Rev. Everett Kiger of Webbville; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding services. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

LYON, Lafayette

1901-1962

Lafayette Lyon, 61, of 119 Rice Street, Louisa, died Sunday at his home of a heart attack. He had been ill for two years. Funeral services were conducted at 2p.m. Tuesday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery at Keaton, KY. Mr. Lyon lived at Keaton for 25 years and was a resident of Louisa for the past 36 years. He was employed in the recreation department of the National Cash Register Co., of Dayton for 13 years. Born at Barn Rock, KY, January 19, 1901, he was the son of the late A. M. and Samantha Skaggs Lyon. He is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Commodore Ruggles and Mrs. Jake Rice of Waynesville, OH, and Mrs. Edgar Kelley of Lebanon, OH; and one nephew, Tennyson Lyon of Fairborn, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

MASSIE, Floyd B.

1903-1962

Floyd B. Massie, 58, formerly of Fort Gay, of New Orleans, died Tuesday, February 20, after suffering a heart attack. A son of Fred and the late Dady Young Massie, he was born on Prichard, Route 1 on April 8,1903. His wife, Mrs. Irene Lutz Massie died in 1930, In addition to the father, he is survived by the stepmother, Mrs. Nellie Gillam Massie of Fort Gay Route 1; and two half sisters, Mrs. Charley Conner of Milton, WV and Mrs. Willie Massie of Youngstown, OH. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. R. E. Cavins of Fort Gay, officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. The body arrived at the funeral home at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

MCGUE, Lida Dovie (Copley)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lida Dovie Copley McGue, 80, of 3225 Winchester Ave., Ashland, who died Friday, March 2, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. The body was removed to the residence of Mrs. Sally Leibee of 415 Railroad St., Russell, and was returned to the funeral home one hour preceding the services. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. W. P. Wellman, Mrs. Virgie Workman and Ira Hale, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Norman Osborn of Canal Winchester, OH formerly of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1962

 

MILLER, Norman E.

1904-1962

Norman E. Miller, 57, of Route 2, Ashland, died at 3:57 a.m. Monday at his residence; following an extended illness. He was a pipefitter. Mr. Miller was born October 27, 1904, at Martha, KY, a son of the late Peter and Hannah Gambill Miller, and moved to Ashland from Martha 12 years ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Blaine and Plumbers Local 243, Ashland. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gertrude Morris Miller, two daughters, Mrs. William Aspden of Ashland and Mrs. Bobby Clinton of Santa Rosa, CA; a son, Bill Miller, of Route 2, Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Mulkey of Martha and Mrs. Mary Spaulding of Lincoln, NB; four brothers, A. L. Miller of Jenkins, KY, Harrison Miller, Riverside, CA, Charles Miller, Cincinnati, and Anderson Miller of Wenatchee, WA and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Willard Wilcox and the Rev. Collins. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1962

 

OSBORNE, Sylvia Vernia (Sparks)

1922-1962

Mrs. Sylvia Vernia Osborne, 39, of Blaine, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in a Huntington hospital following an illness of three days. Mrs. Osborne was born in Johnson County, September 17, 1922, a daughter of the late Willie and Emma Collier Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the husband, Hubert Osborne, three daughters, Mrs. Bruce Anderson of Columbus, OH, Misses Lucy Bernice and Telitha Fay Osborne at home; one sister, Mrs. Cam Holbrook of Springfield, OH and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 29,1962

 

SALYERS, Estill

1909-1962

Estill Salyers, 52, of Route 3, Circleville, OH, a native of Blaine, KY, died March 13, 3:50 p.m. in Berber Hospital, Circleville, after an illness of 13 days. He was born November 9, 1909 at Flat Gap, KY, son of Raleigh and the late Dovie Murray Salyers. He was married to the former Mary E. Burchett, June 4, 1932, at Louisa. He was an automobile mechanic. Funeral services were conducted from the Defenbaugh Funeral Home, March 16, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Lindsay officiating. Burial was in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. Survivors include the widow, the father and stepmother, of Tarlton, OH; two sons, William E. Salyers and Estill E. Salyers, both of Route 3, Circleville; one brother, Everett Salyers, Route 2, Ashville, OH, six half brothers, Warren Salyers, Chillicothe, OH, Millard Salyers, Stoutsville, OH, Donald Salyers, Amanda, OH, Willard Salyers, Tarlton, OH and Herschel Salyers, Tarlton, OH and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1962

 

SHANNON, Charles P.

1886-1962

Charles P. Shannon, 75, of Louisa, formerly of Rossmore, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Monday after an illness of seven months. Mr. Shannon was born May 28, 1886, at Louisa, Route 1, the son of the late Andrew and Mary Branham Shannon. He was a carpenter with the West Virginia Coal & Coke Corp for 28 years at Rossmore until his retirement seven years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William L. Stratton and the Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Phoebe Shannon, to whom he was married 55 years ago, a son Jack Shannon of Micco, WV and a sister, Mrs. Corilda Bussey of Louisa. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Funeral arrangement were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1962

 

SHANNON, William M.

William M. Shannon, 62, of Port Clinton, OH, formerly of Huntington, WV, was buried in a Toledo, OH cemetery following funeral services Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Toledo. Mr. Shannon died unexpectedly Saturday night in Port Clinton while participating in a minstrel show there. He sang in church choirs and many amateur programs while living there. He was born at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Jesse and Rosa Atkins Shannon. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marian Shannon; a son, William Shannon, Jr., of Port Clinton; two grandchildren; a brother, Oscar R. Shannon of Huntington, and three sisters, Mrs. L. H. Threen of Huntington, Mrs. W. M. Merritt of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Maude Gribble of Pittsburg. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1962

 

SMITH, Eula (Fannin)

1879-1962

Mrs. Eula Fannin Smith, 82, of Route 4, Louisa died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the residence after an illness of five years. Mrs. Smith was born August 24, 1879, on Route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Reynolds Fannin. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Garretts Chapel on Route 4, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, OH. Surviving are her husband, Harry G. Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Abbott, Washington Court House, OH and Mrs. Bert Higgins, Route 4, Louisa, and four brothers, George Fannin, Route 1, Catlettsburg, and Haskell, Ike and Millard Fannin, all of Route 4, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

STEPP, Adrian Runyon

1882-1962

Adrian Runyon Stepp, 79, Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Williamson, WV, died March 1 at 1:15 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one day. He was born May 9, 1882, son of the late Thomas and Charlotte Runyon Stepp. He was a self-employed restaurant owner, a member of Batavia Lodge, OH Masons. Funeral services were conducted March 3, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Williamson, wiht the Rev. Durham Ipock officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Allen Funeral Home in Williamson. Survivors include three sons, Oron Stepp, Williamson, Clarence of Fort Gay and Charles, Richmond, VA; two daughters, Mrs. June Estepp, Williamson and Mrs. Reed Maynard of New Castle, DE. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1962

 

VINSON, Oscar J.

1895-1962

Oscar J. Vinson, 66, native of Louisa and president of the VINCO Aluminum Products Co., Huntington, WV, succumbed suddenly at 1 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital. He resided at 1126 13th St. Huntington. Mr. Vinson was born April 15, 1895, a son of the late William and Florence Crum Vinson. He was a first cousin of the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from St. John's Episcopal Church, Huntington, of which he was a member with the Rev. Jerome Rodgers and the Rev. S. W. Funk officiating. Entombment was in the family abbey in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa, Graveside rites were conducted by W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion, Louisa. Mr. Vinson, a retired Army.... Big Sandy News, March 22, 1962

 

WILSON, Glen S.

Glen S. Wilson, 58, formerly of Webbville, died at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY, March 10. He was the son of William M. Wilson of Webbville. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lola Carroll Wilson of Louisa, route 4, and his father. Funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist Church at Grayson, KY. Burial was made in Memory Gardens on route 60, March 13. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Smith, Mr. G. W. Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Compton. Big Sandy News, march 22, 1962

 

WOOTEN, William S.

1892-1962

William S. Wooten, 69, of Richardson, KY, died Monday at 3 p.m. in Huntington Veterans Hospital after an illness of 10 days. He was born April 13, 1892, son of the late Thomas and Mariah Chapman Wooten at Gray, WV. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at the residence at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, Richardson. Survivors include the widow, Missouri Fitch Wooten; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Perry, Morehead, KY, Mrs. Effie Wilbur, Richardson, KY, Mrs. Dewey Preston, Louisa, Mrs. Roy Miller, Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Lydia Fraley, Dayton, OH and three brothers,  Fred Wooten, Gallup, KY, Dexter Wooten, Gallup, and Arthur Wooten, Route 2, Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1962

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CHILDERS, Forest

1875-1962

Forest Childers, 86 years old, of Louisa, died Sunday afternoon in a Huntington hospital.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Arch Thompson.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa.  A retired section foreman, Mr. Childers had been an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway for 37 years at the time of his retirement 22 years ago.  He was born May 24, 1875 at Richardson, KY, and had lived at Louisa for many years.  He was a son of the late Wallace and Martellia Borders Childers and was a member of the united Baptist church.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Calista Maynard Childers, to whom he had been married 67 years; a daughter, Mrs. Homer L. Merritt of Norfolk, VA; three sons, D. C. and Bert M. Childers of Catlettsburg and O. H. (Cricket) Childers of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston of Ashland; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

CURNUTTE, Matie

1896-1962

Miss Matie Curnutte, 66, of Adams, KY died Tuesday, March 27, at 5 a.m. in a Lexington, KY hospital after an illness of eight months. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Born September 2, 1896, she was a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Moore Curnutte. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four brothers, Thomas Curnutte of Apple Grove, WV, Alva Curnutte of Fallsburg, KY, Mart Curnutte, Ashland, KY, and Arlie Curnutte, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Blackburn, Louisa and Mrs. Emma Blackburn of Columbus. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1962

 

ELSWICK, Paris

1878-1962

Paris Elswick, 83 years old of Cherokee, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday night, April 5, after a five day illness. Funeral services for the retired merchant and farmer were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Elswick was born December 9, 1878, in Buchanan County, VA, a son of the late Louis and Mazie Senters Elswick. He had lived in Lawrence County for the past 50 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Viola May Elswick, to whom he had been married 61 years; two daughters, Mrs. Conn Saunders and Mrs. Willie Young, of Cherokee and a brother, Andy Elswick of Elkhorn City. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1962

 

HARDIN, William Francis

1899-1962

William Francis Hardin, 62, a real estate dealer, 3218 Lamb Avenue, Richmond, VA, died Tuesday, April 17, at his home. He was a former resident of Fairmont, WV, having been employed there as a teacher at East Fairmont High School, with Consolidation Coal Co., and with Hammond Fire Brick Co. He was a son of the late Rev. Frank Hardin and Cora Barns Hardin. He resided in Louisa for several years when his father pastored the First Baptist Church of Louisa. He was born April 26, 1899 in Spencer, WV. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 20, from the R. C. Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Leroy Hooper and Dr. H. W. Ware, pastor of Methodist Temple, Fairmont, WV and a former pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, at Fairmont. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Winifred Walker Hardin; one daughter, Mrs. Sara Winifred Hardin, at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Russell Wheeler and Mrs. Lawrence Prichard, both of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Lynn Holbrook of Kingston, NC, and Mrs. Lora McCoy of Portsmouth, OH; two brothers, W. D. Hardin, Detroit, MI, and Paul Hardin, Whitten, CA. Mrs. Prichard and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Clevenger attended the funeral from Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

HOLBROOK, Lynn Carlisle

Lynn Carlisle Holbrook, 49, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Veterans Hospital in Durham, NC. He resided at 400 Park Ave., Winston, NC, and was an employee of Sears-Roebuck. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the First Baptist Church, Winston with the Rev. Gordon Conklin, pastor, officiating. Mr. Holbrook, a son of Mrs. Stockton Plybon of Proctorville, OH and the late Mr. Ralph Holbrook, a native of Blaine, KY, is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Edward K. Exter of Goldsboro, Nikki Lynn and Rickie Kim, both at home; one granddaughter, his mother, eight brothers and seven sisters. The widow is the former Alma Hardin, of Louisa, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Frank Hardin. She is a sister of Mrs. Lawrence Prichard and Mrs. Russell Wheeler of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

JORDAN, John D.

1883-1962

John D. Jordan, 79, of Louisa, died Wednesday night, April 18, at his home after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. Born at Grayson, KY, April 14, 1883, he was a son of the late James and Breatha Jordan. His wife, Emma Hewlett Jordan, preceded him in death in 1910, He was a retired farmer. Survivors include one son, Denver Jordan of Shoals, WV; one daughter, Mrs. Orville Howell of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Henson of Louisa and Mrs. Nero Church of Catlettsburg, and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

MCCOY, Claude

Graveside services for Claude McCoy, 17, of Route 5 , Louisa, who was killed in an auto crash Saturday night, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fluty Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Fluty and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. McCoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy McCoy, died when the car in which he was riding struck a tree on KY, Route 3, near Inez. Other survivors include six brothers, Ernest W. McCoy of Crum, WV, Ed L. and Thomas R. McCoy of Louisa, and Floyd Roger and Clyde McCoy, at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Edith Marie Davis of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lois Jean Belcher and Mrs. Mary Magdalene Fitch of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Betty Jane Short of Fort Gay and Violet Mae, Wanda Sue and Peggy Helen, at home; and the maternal grandfather. The body was taken to the family residence from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1962

 

MEREDITH, William David

1868-1962

William David Meredith, 93, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday at 4 p.m. at the home of a son, Everett Meredith of Fort Gay, Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Forks of Hurricane Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Wellman and the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Meredith Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born December 21, 1868, on Hurricane Creek, Fort Gay, Route 1, a son  of the late David H. and Annie Thompson Meredith. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Goodwin Lycan of South Gate, MI, Mrs. Walter Ray Crabtree and Mrs. James Skeens of Fort Gay, route 1, and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Prichard; three other sons, Roy, Cullie and Beverly Meredith of Fort Gay, Route 1; a half sister, Mrs. Ray Staley; and two half brothers, Edgar and Fred Meredith, of Kenova and 36 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

MILLER, Michael

1962-1962

Michael Miller, son of Dave, Jr. and Syrilda Kitchen Miller of Route 4, Louisa, was stillborn on Saturday, April 14 in a Huntington hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mary Miller at home; two brothers, Philip and Harold Miller at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Miller, Sr., of Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kitchen of Louisa route 4. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

RATCLIFFE, Orville U.

1917-1962

Orville U. Ratcliffe, 44, of Louisville, formerly of Louisa and Pikeville, KY, died Wednesday, April 11, in a Louisville hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. John W. Worthington and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Mr. Ratcliffe was an accountant for the Link Belt Construction Co., in Louisville. Born June 7, 1917, at Coburn, WV, he was a son of Mrs. Georgia See Ratcliffe of Louisville and the late Harry Ratcliffe. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include a daughter, Miss Kay Ratcliffe, of Paris, KY, five sisters, Misses Roberta and Anna Lee Ratcliffe of Louisville, Mrs. Wesley H. Noyes of Hardinsburg, KY, Mrs. A. H. Wishart, of Lexington and Mrs. Robert Houchen of Dowagiac, MI, and five brothers, Burl G. Ratcliffe of St. Albans, WV, Jack Francis Ratcliffe of Washington, D. C. , William M. Ratcliffe of Pikeville, Roy Ratcliffe of Louisa and Clark Ratcliffe of Paducah. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

SCOTT, Daisy Lee (Artrip)

1908-1962

Mrs. Daisy Lee Scott, 54, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, April 12. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Jimmy Akers and the Rev. Billy Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Trent Cemetery. Mrs. Scott was born at Fort Gay, route 1, on March 17, 1908, a daughter of Wayne Artrip and the late Minnie Belle Peters Artrip. Survivors include the father; the husband, Latt Scott; four daughters, Mrs. Jay Vipperman of Mansfield, OH, and Joyce Ann, Janet Louise, and Karen Scott at home; nine sons, Calvin Scott, of Proctorville, William G. Scott of Bloomington, IL, Jack Ray Scott of Washington; Richard E. Scott of Charleston, SC, Wayne H. and Robert L. Scott of Wooster, OH, and Gary L., Harry, and Ross Scott at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pennington of Fort Gay, Route 1 and a brother Paul Artrip of Springfield, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

SEE, Mattie (McKee)

Mrs. Mattie McKee See died April 6, in Seattle, WA, after an extended illness. She was the wife of S. J. See, both formerly from this county. She had been living in Seattle for several years. Mr. See preceded her in death February 6, 1958. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elyera Septad, and three sons, Arnold, Ural and Norman, all of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Florence McKee Frazier, of Fort Gay and a brother "Pete" McKee of Cincinnati, OH. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1962

 

SEE, Mattie

1909-1962

Mrs. Sanford Jay See, (Mattie Chesney See), 75, of 3636 Greenwood Ave., N., Seattle, WA, died in a nursing home Thursday, April 5, after a long illness. Born in Burnside, KY, Mrs. See went to Seattle in 1909. Her husband, Sanford Jay See, died in 1958. Mrs. See was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church, Evergreen Club, McGuffy Readers Club, and the Fremont Grandmothers Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elvera Systad, and three sons, Urial, C. Arnold, and Norman E. See, all of Seattle, a sister, Mrs. Flon Frasher of Fort Gay, WV, a brother, William B. McKee of Cincinnati, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Clark-Rafferty & Putnam Chapel. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

SKAGGS, Stanton

1884-1962

Stanton Skaggs, 77, of Waverly, Route 1, OH, retired farmer, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Pike County Hospital, Waverly. Born in Lawrence County, KY, June 9, 1884, he was a son of Solomon and Sara Jane Hay Skaggs. Surviving are the widow, Cora Alice Gibson Skaggs; six sons, Homer of Waverly, Route 1, Pike County treasurer, Ancel of Columbus, Walter of Washington Court House, Charles of Darbydale, OH, J. C. Skaggs of Kirkersville, and Glocus of Brighton, CO; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie see of Circleville, Mrs. Marie Spring of Columbus, Mrs. Lissie Michael of Sunbury, OH, and Mrs. Florence Castle of Blaine, KY; a brother, T. H. Skaggs of Huntington, WV; 38 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Skaggs was a member of the Little Fork (KY) United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, from Howe Funeral Home. Burial was in the Piketon Mound Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1962

 

SKEEN, Fannie

189-1962

Mrs. Fannie Skeen, 73, died at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, April 11, after an extended illness. She was born at Fallsburg, KY, on October 7, 1869 a daughter of the late Hiram and Louisa Elizabeth Curnutte Skeen. Funeral services were conducted at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Arch M. Hewitt, Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church. Interment was in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nancy Crum, Ashland, a son in Louisville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

THOMPSON, Sarah Elizabeth (Cox)

1913-1962

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, 49, of Richardson, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 1, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Born January 16, 1913, on Three Mile Creek, Louisa, Route 2, she was a daughter of the late Burl and Belle Parker Cox. Survivors include the husband, Edgar G. Thompson, four daughters, Mrs. Calvin Moore of Adams, KY, Mrs. J. A. Woods of Mount Sterling, OH, and the Misses Stella Florence and Charlotte Frances Thompson, at home; five sons, Harve Denver Thompson of Louisa Route 5, and William Woodrow, Roger Graden, Levi and Walter Lee Thompson, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Allen of Louisa Route 4, Mrs. George Cavins, of Nippa, KY, and Mrs. Woodrow Pack of Buchanan, KY; three brothers, Sheridan Cox of Catlettsburg, Jay and Levi Cox of Louisa Route 2, and 8 grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home of a daughter, Mrs. Calvin Moore of Adams, Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

VERNON, Andrew Jackson

1875-1962

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, April 14, at the Maeser Chapel, Vernal, UT, for Andrew Jackson Vernon, 86, who died Wednesday, April 11 at 3:15 p.m. in the Uintah County Hospital of causes incident to age. Mr. Vernon was born October 3, 1875 in Blaine, KY. He married Ada Allen August 22, 1900 in Salt Lake City. He lager married Grace Cyrus, October 8,1940 in Catlettsburg, KY. He was past president of Emerald Oil Company, was a past member of Uintah District School Board, served as a land appraiser for many years, and was a bee inspector and a school teacher. He ws a high priest in the LDS Church at the time of his death. Mr. Vernon is survived by his widow, son and daughters, Alton J. , Mrs. Leslie (Stella) Thacker, Mrs. Charles (Ethel) Palmer, Mrs. Lloyd (Bertha) Richards, all of Vernal; four stepchildren, Al Cyrus, Allegan, MI, Mrs. John Butler, Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Buell Lyon and James Cyrus of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and a brother, Thomas B., Baggs, WY. The funeral services were conducted by Bishop Leo Hacking of Maeser Second Ward. Prelude and postlude music was played by Ruth L. Jones. Invocation was given by Glen Oaks. A quintette composed of Arza Adams, Keith Adams, Clydie Adams, Eloise Adams, and Danna Dee Smith sang "O My Father", accompanied by Mrs. Jones. The first speaker was Harmon S. Sowards, Glade and Elizabeth Sowards sang, "That Beautiful Land", accompanied by Mrs. Aaron Jolley. The concluding speaker was Martin W. Curtis. Dorothy Luck sang "The King of Glory", accompanied by Eva Hatch. Bishop Hacking spoke, followed by a duet by Glade and Elizabeth Sowards, "Going Home", accompanied by Mrs. Jolley. Benediction was by Harvey McKee. Prayer at the home was by Elmer Lind. Among those attending the service were, Mrs. Buell Lyon, Louisa; Mrs. Cora Roberts, Ashland, KY, Al Cyrus, Allegan, MI, and Mr. and Mrs. John Butler, Phoenix, Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

WEBB, Connie Arcella  (Scruggs)

1889-1962

Mrs. Connie Arcella Scruggs Webb, 72 of Louisa, KY, Star Route, died Wednesday April 18, at her home after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dennis Chapel on Louisa Star Route with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. She was the wife of Henry Howard Webb, to whom she had been married 50 years, who survives. Born at Frankford, WV, July 2, 1889, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Elizabeth Rock Scruggs. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 51 years. Survivors include six sons, James Mason Webb of Wellington, OH, Route 1, Philip Webb of Fort Worth, TX, and Everett, Hager, Leonard and Bradford, at home; six daughters, Mrs. William King of Creston, OH, Mrs. Clyde McComas of Prichard, WV, Miss Evelyn Webb of Russell, KY, Miss Alta Marie Webb, at home, Miss Mildred Webb of Portsmouth and Mrs. Madge Wray Clevesilla of Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Taylor of Dunmore, WV, Mrs. Bessie Bird of Monterey, VA and Mrs. Nannie Burner of Huntersville, WV; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1962

 

WILSON, Minnie Louise (Kelly)

1886-1962

Minnie Louise Wilson, 76, of Atlanta, OH, died Monday, April 16, at her home in Atlanta, OH. She was born January 15, 1986, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of John F. and Martha Merritte Kelly, deceased. She was the widow of Charley Wilson. They were formerly of Route 1, Louisa before going to Ohio. Survivors include three sons, Cecil Wilson of Columbus, OH, Clyde Wilson of Atlanta, GA, and Claude Wilson of Atlanta, OH; two brothers, Elijah and Robert Kelly of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1962

 

 

 

 

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BALL, Chester A.

1907-1962

Chester A. Ball, 55, of 3350 Central Ave., Ashland, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an illness of five weeks. A native of Lawrence County, Mr. Ball was born April 7, 1907. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having served with the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, Ashland Lodge No. 350, B.P.O. Elks, and was active in Boy Scout activities. He was employed as a guard in plant protection at Ashland Works of Armco Steel Corp for 37 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the John Steen Funeral HOme by the Rev. Onie U. Kays. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Hennecke Ball; a son, Bob Ball, at home; two step daughters, Miss Almira Coonrod at home and Mrs. Wilburn Caskey of Ashland; two brothers and five sisters. Big Sandy News, May 17,1 962

 

BELCHER, Rosie (Lambert)

1878-1962

Mrs. Rosie Belcher, 83 years old, of Prichard, Route 1, died in a Huntington hospital Monday after a 12 day illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Buchanan, KY Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Smith and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Belcher was born at Buchanan, October 18, 1878, a daughter of the late William and Julia French Lambert. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1930. Survivors include a son, George Belcher of Prichard, route 1 ;a sister, Mrs. Allen Perry of New Boston, OH; two brothers, Henry Lambert of Buchanan and French Lambert of New Boston and one grandchild and three great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young funeral Home to the son's residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1962

 

BOYD, Arch

1906-1962

Arch Boyd, of Richardson, KY, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on his 56th birthday, following an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the New Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery at Richardson. Born May 23, 1906, he was a son of the late George and Trinvilla Castle Boyd. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jane Boyd Boyd, to whom he had been married 37 years, a daughter, Miss Pauline Boyd, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Hensley of Louisa, KY and Mrs. John Pridemore of Gallup, KY, and five brothers, Frank, Walter and Charlie Boyd of Richardson, Arland Boyd of Pikeville and Henry H. Boyd, serving in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1962

 

DELONG, Oliver G.

1904-1962

Oliver G. DeLong, 57 years old, 418 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died Monday at 2:30 p.m. at his home after a two week illness. He was an oil well drilling contractor, employed by the Reynolds Metal Co. on a drilling operation on Louisa route 5. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Ball and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mr. DeLong was born July 17, 1904 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late William P. and Malinda Meadows DeLong. His wife, Mrs. Jean Shannon DeLong, died in 1958. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Conley of West Liberty, KY, and Mrs. James Mooneyham and Mrs. William Maybrier of Barboursville, KY; two sons, William P. DeLong of Louisa and Charles E. DeLong of Williamsburg, KY; a sister, Mrs. Martin McCoy of Williamsburg, OH; three brothers, Jerry DeLong of Akron, Harrison DeLong of Albany, OH and Joseph DeLong of Louisa Route 3, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1962

 

HARVEY, Rev. James

1877-1962

The Rev. James Harvey, 85, of Radnor, WV, a minister in the Free Will Baptist Church, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Harvey Memorial Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Basil Hodge officiating. Burial was in Perry Cemetery. Mr. Harvey was born at Jackson, KY, February 9, 1877, a son of the late Benjamin and Mary Reed Harvey. He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 68 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. B. H. Maynard of Gardenia, CA; three sons, William Harvey of Radnor and Aley and Oscar Harvey of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Mrs. Noah Shumaker of Cincinnati; a brother, Sam Harvey of Huntington; 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence of William Harvey at Radnor at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962

 

HAYTON, Levi Thomas

1898-1962

Levi Thomas Hayton, 64, of Route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 15, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hayton was born February 8, 1898, in Louisa, a son of the late Thomas and Stella Clere Hayton. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Thelma Smith Hayton; three daughters, Mrs. Vonon Sprouse of Star Route, Louisa, Miss Elsa Hayton, Columbus, OH, and Miss Estella Hayton, at home; a sister, Mrs. Scott Thompson, of Beaver, OH; and two brothers, Milt Hayton of Columbus, OH and James Hayton of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962

 

JONES, Mattie Bell (Johnson)

1899-1962

Mrs. Mattie Bell Johnson Jones, 63, Denver, CO, formerly of Louisa died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital there after an illness of three years. Mrs. Jones was born March 19, 1899, at Adams, a daughter of the late Daniel Boone and Delilah Johnson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are four sons, John Paul Jones of Derby, CO, James Claude Jones of Ashland, Lewis Edward Jones of Denver, and Robert S. Jones of Huntington; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Keaton of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. B. Z. Hayes of Adams, KY and Mrs. F. B. Mullins of Greasy Creek, KY, and six grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home here to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Keaton, 3412 Floyd Street, Ashland, where it remained until 11 a.m. Monday when it was taken tot he church here for final rites. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1962

 

JORDAN, Orson

1878-1962

Orson Jordan, 83, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 1, died Tuesday, May 22, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Eskill Adams officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born at Adams, KY, June 1, 1878, a son of the late William and Betsy Lee Moore Jordan. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Harris, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ernest Young and Milt Jordan, of Fort Gay, route 1, a son, C. C. Jordan of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Emma Jones of Peach Orchard, OK. The body was taken to the residence from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1962

 

LYCAN, Goodwin W.

1903-1962

Goodwin W. Lycan, 58, of Terra Alta, WV, died in a Morgantown hospital Wednesday, May 9, following a two year illness. An employee of the Island Creek Coal Co., he was a former resident of Fort Gay. He was born December 20, 1903, a son of the late Concie and Louari Wilson Lycan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Muriel Ratcliffe Lycan; two daughters, Mrs. Colonel Hartwig of Dayton, OH and Mrs. James McConnell of Terra Alta; five sisters, Mrs. Verner King of Oriskany, VA, Mrs. Thomas Hatten, of Washington, D. C. , Mrs. Burgess Hatten and Mrs. Harlan Hatten of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Virgil Collinsworth of Dayton; three brothers, Concie Lycan, Jr., of Prichard, Route 1, Morris Lycan of Rittman and Clarence Lycan of Huntington and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17,1962

 

MARCUM, Francis V. (Deering)

1877-1962

Mrs. Francis V. Marcum, 85, of 615 Madison St., a well-known Louisa woman, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday in her home following an illness of four years. Mrs. Marcum was born March 4, 1877, in Carter County, a daughter of the late John M. and Emma Loving Deering and was a member of the Louisa First Christian Church. She had resided in Louisa 48 years. She was preceded in death May 19, 1952 by her husband, J. N. Marcum. She is survived by one daughters, Mrs. Robert R. Sisson, Louisa, two sons, John D. Marcum of Lexington and J. N. Marcum, Jr., of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Mollie D.

Eldridge, of Morehead, KY, and 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean  Bottrell and the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Her son, John D. Marcum of Lexington, KY also participated in the funeral rites and read his mother's favorite passages of Scripture that she had requested him to read to her when he visited her during her illness. The Christian Church Choir sang her favorite hymns--"When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "Beyond The Sunset". Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

MCDOWELL, Benjamin Franklin

1891-1962

Benjamin Franklin McDowell, 70, of Blaine, KY, died Saturday May 5, 3:30 p.m. after an illness of two years. He was born June 10, 1891 in Elliott County, KY, a son of the late John and Lou Cordle McDowell. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, from the Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Edwards-McDowell Cemetery, Blaine. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before services. Survivors include the widow, Dora Wright McDowell, Logan, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Ravor, Carroll, OH, 3 sons, Okie McDowell, Blaine, Osha McDowell, Columbus, and Ottis McDowell, Urich, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lora Holbrook, Columbus, OH; 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962

 

MILLER, Ella Adams (Short)

1889-1962

Mrs. Ella Adams Miller, 73, of Louisa, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one week. Mrs. Miler was born April 15, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Isiah and Kate York Short. Her husband, Fred Miller, Sr., preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Wray of Richmond, VA; a son, Joe Miller of Mansfield, OH, four step daughters, Mrs. d. G. Webb of Ceredo, Mrs. Orison Ratcliff and Mrs. John Elswick of Ashland, and Mrs. Edgar Layne of Pikeville; three stepsons, J. Fred Miller and Carl E. Miller of Ashland, and Harold D. Miller of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Lydia McKinster of Adams, KY; two brothers, Fred Short of Louisa and Oscar Short of Adams, and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962

 

MORRIS, Charles L.

1883-1962

 Charles L. Morris, 79, 120 Ohio River Road, Greenup, KY, died Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Estill Hamilton of Ashland. He had been ill for the past three month. A well known Greenup County dairyman, he was a brother of the late Dr. H. T. Morris and Dr. Will Morris, Greenup County physicians for many years. Mr. Morris was born at  Blaine, KY, January 28, 1883, a son of the late Richard and Emily Edwards Morris. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, 1:30 p.m. from the residence by the Rev. Edward L. Tullis, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Ashland. Burial followed in the Ashland Cemetery. A person of high integrity, Mr. Morris was a most successful farmer who enjoyed sharing his home with others. He and his wife, the former Mollie Williams, always loved welcoming visitors to their home and both were noted for their friendliness and hospitality. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mollie Williams Morris, to whom he was married August 15,1 906, four daughters, Mrs. Estill Hamilton of Ashland, Mrs. Walter Plummer of Ashland, Mrs. Claude Fyffe, Maysville, KY and Mrs. Chris Slone, of Huntington; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, Lt. Carroll M. Fyffe, stationed at St. Charles, MO and Diane and Susan Slone, Huntington, and two great grandchildren, Joe and Jane Fyffe, St. Charles; and a sister, Mrs. Lyda Adams of Louisa. The body was removed at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Riggs Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

MUNCY, Ernest

1911-1962

Ernest H. Muncy, 50, of Route 1, Louisa, an employee of Childers Construction Co., Huntington, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday in Louisa General Hospital. Mr. Muncy who had been employed with the construction company for nine years, was returning home from work when he became ill. He entered the hospital where he died 30 minutes later of a heart attack. Mr. Muncy was born December 7,1911, at Louisa, Route 1, a son of the late Elbert and Edna Meek Muncy. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Smokey Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Joe Cyrus Cemetery at Route 3, Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Irene Cyrus Muncy, three sons, Elmon Eugene Muncy, of Dayton, OH, Elbert Franklin Muncy of Pomeroy, OH, and Ernest Lee Muncy at home; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Plymale of Huntington, Mrs. Thomas May of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lewis Ferguson of Route 4, Louisa; one brother, Richard Muncy of Huntington and three grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1962

 

O'BRYAN, Georgia Ann (Williams)

1884-1962

Mrs. Georgia Ann O'Bryan, 77 years old of Wilbur, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born at Blaine, May 25, 1884, she was the daughter of the late John and Emeline Williams. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walker Thompson of Wilbur, a sister, Mrs. David Moore of Louisa; two half brothers, Harry O'Bryan of Louisa and John O'Bryan of Wilbur; 12 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Bottrell officiating. Burial was in the O'Bryan Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1962

 

PATTON, Jeanette May (Bishop)

1890-1962

Mrs. Jeanette May Patton, 71, of 2211 Sellars St., died at 1 a.m. Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY, following an extended illness. A native of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Patton was born July 2, 1890, a daughter of the late Charles and Theresa Greene Bishop. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and the auxiliary of Clarence Fields Post 76, American Legion, Ashland. Surviving are the husband, Alex Patton, three daughters, Mrs. Forest H. Wood of Farmington, NM, Mrs. John R. Watts, Jr., of Canton, OH, and Miss Madelyn Patton at home; a son, John Patton of Dayton, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Isaac Lester of Blaine, Mrs. John Dixon of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Hardy of Plainfield, OH, and Miss Pearl Bishop of Columbus, four brothers, Gus and Henry Bishop of Blaine, and Con and Clifford Bishop of Ashland and 5 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1962

 

SHORT, Oleva (Rice)

1893-1962

Sixty-eight years old Mrs. Oleva Short of Louisa, Route 4, died at her home May 3, after a year's illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel on Louisa Route 3 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Short was born on Louisa Route 3, July 14, 1893, a daughter of the late George W. and Virginia Bartee Rice. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Ira F. Short, to whom she was married 50 years; a son, Beckham Short at home; three daughters, Mrs. Pike Roberts of Columbus, Mrs. Roger Wellman of Russell and Mrs. James Elkins of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Robert Rice of Ashland, Thomas Rice of Columbus, John Rice of Louisa, Route 3, and Lije Rice of Catlettsburg, and one grandchild. the body was a the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1962

 

SKAGGS, Elva (Rose)

1885-1862

Mrs. Elva Skaggs, 77, of Martha, KY, died in a Huntington hospital Friday, May 11. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. Robie Ferguson and the Rev. Hood Wallen officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. She was born at Keaton, KY, on February 28, 1885, a daughter of the late. T. C. and Ollie Gambill Rose. Survivors include the husband, Leo Skaggs, Jr., to whom she had been married for 50 years; two sons, Percy J. Skaggs of Adams, KY, and Jesse Poe Skaggs of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Esta Thompson and Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins of Keaton, Mrs. Charlie Lyon of Ashland, and Mrs. Louzetta Skaggs of Martha; two brothers, John and Charlie Rose of Keaton and 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

SPARKS, Monroe L.

1889-1962

Monroe L. Sparks, 73, of 702 Campbell Ave., Portsmouth, OH, a retired steelworker, died Wednesday, May 16, in Portsmouth General Hospital. Mr. Sparks was born May 2, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Floyd and Melvina Scaggs Sparks. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Susan Ratliff Sparks; a son, Ballard Sparks of West Portsmouth; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Duncan and Mrs. Taylor Powell, both of Portsmouth, four brothers, Glen Sparks of Ashland, KY, Kenneth Sparks of Filden, KY and Nelson Sparks and Emory Sparks, both of Portsmouth, four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Johnson of Stephens, KY, Mrs. Paul Ratliff of Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Pennington of Ashland, Mrs. Stella Skaggs of Alberta, Canada; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Mabert Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Rice officiating. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962

 

WEBB, Milford

1962-1962

Milford Webb, infant son of Chester and Shirley Daniels Webb, Glenwood, KY, died Thursday, May 3. He was born May 2, 1962, at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Funeral services, under the direction of Young Funeral Home, were held May 4, 1:30 p.m. at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Webb, Route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery on Route 1, Webbville. Survivors include the parents, 8 brothers and sisters, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Webb and Mr. and Mrs. Morton Daniels, of Route 1, Webbville. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

WELLMAN, George B.

1880-1962

George B. Wellman, 81, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 1, a retired farmer, died at his home Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 a.m. following a long illness. Mr. Wellman was born June 10, 1880, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Morris and Nannie Sisson Wellman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bird Della Akers Wellman, who died in 1943. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kelley Castle of Louisa, Mrs. Homer Akers of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Sterling Chinn and Mrs. Lloyd Pennington, both of Huntington; six sons, Johnny Wellman and George Wellman, both of Prichard, WV, and Lloyd Wellman, Fred Wellman, Carl Wellman and Frank Wellman, all of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Flora Robinette of Fort Gay; one brother, Thornton Wellman of Huntington; 30 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mr. Wellman's residence in Fort Gay by the Rev. Clarence Wellman and the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

WHEELER, John Sherman

1888-1962

John Sherman Wheeler, 73, of Kentucky Trail Hanes Road, Minford Route 1, died at 2:20 p.m. April 30, at his residence. He had been ill four months. Born May 13, 1888, in Lawrence County, KY, he was the son of Winfield and Nancy Porter Wheeler. He was married to Gracie Williams in 1909. Surviving are his widow, a son, Okey of Eden Park; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Whitt and Mrs. Eliza Burks, both of Lucasville, route 4, and Mrs. Lucy Murray, of Waverly, and one grandchild. He was a member of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge and belonged to Valley Grange. Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Erwin Dodson Funeral Home at Minford. Burial is to be in Bennett Cemetery. Masonic services were held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1962

 

WILSON, Fred

Fred Wilson, of Covington, KY, son of the late T. G. Wilson, died Monday in a Covington hospital. The deceased was born and reared in Louisa but had lived in Covington for the past 15 years. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) in Covington. Survivors include the widow and three children, two sons and a daughter. Attending the funeral from Louisa will be two of his uncles, Mayor Claude T. Wilson and R. A. Wilson, Lawrence county coroner, also two cousins, Garland Wilson of Clintwood, VA and Richard Wilson, Louisa, an aunt, Mrs. Betty Wellman of Huntington, Big Sandy News, May 17, 1962

 

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CASTLE, Major

1884-1962

Major Castle, 82, of Ulysses, KY, died Monday at 5:30 a.m. at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at Belle's Chapel on Louisa Route 1, by the Rev. Bird Webb. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Charley. Born at Charley, KY, he was a son of the late Ben and Amanda Miller Castle. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Florence Preston Castle; four daughters, Mrs. Ransom Blevins of Florida, Mrs. Albert Scarberry and Mrs. Ed Scarberry of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Ova Collier of Betsy Layne, KY; four sons, Carl Castle of North Fairfield, OH, John M. and Norde Castle of Ulysses, and Arlie Castle of Louisa Route 1, a brother, Green Castle of Charley and 40 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Tuesday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1962

 

CHAFFIN, William A.

1883-1962

William A. (Bill) Chaffin, 79, of Louisa route 4, died Sunday night in a Ft. Thomas, KY hospital. Mr. Thomas had been visiting in Newport since January. He was born May 9,1883, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Simon and Elizabeth O'Daniel Chaffin. He was a retired employee of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Ernest and Alva Chaffin, both of Newport and Edd Chaffin of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Bocook of Kenova; one brother, Lafe Chaffin of North Baltimore, OH and one sister, Mrs. Easter Lester, Catlettsburg, Route 2. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1962

 

CHURCH, William Harvey

1883-1962

William Harvey Church, 79, of South Point, OH, Route 1, died Sunday at 7:45 a.m. in an Ironton hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Sheridan Baptist Church, South Point. Burial was in Shortridge Cemetery on Little East Fork in Lawrence County, KY. A former employee of the Semet-Solvay plant in Ashland, he had resided in Lawrence County, OH for 20 years. He was born May 1, 1883, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Adam and Rose Wellman Church. He was married in 1902 to Louisa Bryant, who died in 1928. Survivors include three sons, Earl and Dan Church of South Point, Route 1, and Charles Church of Gray Hill, KY; six daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hale, Mrs. Mary Fife and Mrs. Emma Lewis, of South Point, Route 1, Mrs. Martha Williams of Ashland, Mrs. Myrtle Patrick of St. Johns, MI, and Mrs. Alberta Phelan of Charleston, WV; two brothers, Nero Church of Catlettsburg, and Ed Church of Glenwood, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Miles and Mrs. Nancy Day of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1962

 

COMPTON, Ramie Lee (Prince)

1903-1962

Mrs. Ramie Lee Compton, 61, of Louisa, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in a Louisa hospital after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Compton was born May 27, 1903, on Louisa Route 3, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Virginia Large Prince. Mrs. Compton was the kitchen supervisor at Louisa General Hospital. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the widow of Ross Compton, who died April 2, 1940. She is survived by a son, Wayne Scott Compton of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Forest of Centerburg, OH and Mrs. Ozella Hicks of Clarksburg, OH; three brothers, W. S. Prince of Roanoke, VA, Charles Prince of Portsmouth, OH and George Prince of Louisa Rout 3 and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

CRABTREE, Samuel

1876-1962

Samuel Crabtree, 85, Route 1, Louisa, a farmer, died at 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Castle Fork Rest Home at Lowmansville, KY, after an illness of 15 months. Mr. Crabtree, a farmer, was born October 22, 1876 at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Smith and Martha Whitt Crabtree. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery. Surviving are one niece, Mrs. L. H. Adams, and three nephews, Ray and Elmer of Louisa and Johnnie, U. S. Army in Texas. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

ENDICOTT, Ruth (Norton)

Mrs. Wilbur R. (Ruth Norton) Endicott, 71, of 1949 Pershing Rd., Lexington, KY, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Central Baptist Hospital after an illness of three months. She was a native of Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Wilson Norton. She attended public and normal schools at Louisa, KY and was a former school teacher at West Virginia. She had lived in Lexington for two years and was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband, Wilbur R. Endicott; one daughter, Mrs. Max Crandall, Coldwater, MI; two sons, George Norton Endicott, Flint, MI, and James Rulland Endicott, Coldwater, MI; two brothers, William A. Norton, Flint, MI, and James Norton, Roanoke, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Withers, Point Pleasant, OH, and Mrs. Edyth Prince, Roanoke, VA; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

KITCHEN, Samantha (Tiller)

1884-1962

Mrs. Samantha Kitchen, 78, of Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died Sunday at 3:45 a.m. at her home after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at South Point, OH. Born April 14, 1884, at Glenwood, KY, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna Riffe Tiller. She was the widow of Green Kitchen, who died in 1923. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since early youth. Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Merlia Faulkner of Winona Lake, IN, Mrs. Charlie Fish of New Brighton, PA and Mrs. Sum Thompson and Miss Maxie Kitchen of Louisa; three sons, John Kitchen of Coal Grove, OH, Garland Kitchen of Ironton and Green Kitchen, Jr. at home and 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1962

 

MILLARD, Ona (Fyffe)

1913-1962

Mrs. Ona F. Millard, 48, Route 1, Mt. Sterling, OH, died at her home at 5 a.m. Monday, May 28. She was born November 30, 1913 in Kentucky, the daughter of John and Mary M. Lester Fyffe. Survivors are her husband, Walter, mother, Mrs. Mary Fyffe, Circleville, OH, four sons, Marvin, of Hamilton, FL, and Lesley of Route 1, Orient, OH, Louis Millard, U. S. Air Force, Edgar Millard of the home; seven daughters, Mrs. Frances Tarbill, Johnstown, Mrs. Marcia Alkire, Chillicothe, Shirley, Juanita, Darlene and Carol Millard, all at home, 16 grandchildren. Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. M. White of Columbus, four brothers, Dessel and John Fyffe both of Circleville, Ed Fyffe, Louisa, KY, and Herbert Fyffe, West Jefferson, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, from the Snyder Funeral Home at Mt. Sterling. Burial was in the ??? Chapel Cemetery, Franklin County, OH, Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

PERRY, Minnie (Copley)

Mrs. Minnie Copley Perry, 76, of Prichard, WV, died Monday at 2:15 p.m. in a Huntington hospital after an illness of five days. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev. Harry Christian and the Rev. Fred Damron officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery, Fort Gay, route 1. Born September 5, 1885, in Wayne County, WV, Mrs. Perry was a daughter of the late David and Dora Wilson Copley. She was the widow of French R. Perry, who died in 1953, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. L. T. Blake of Prichard; two sons, William Perry of Prichard and Elba Perry of River Rouge, MI; a half sister, Mrs. Maude Crabtree of Preston, OH and four half brothers, Ernest, Valkie, Parma Lee and Glen Copley of Stallings, WV, 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the service from Curtright Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News, June 28, 1962

 

SAUL, James William

1940-1962

James William Saul, 22, of Adams, KY was found dead in a corn crib at his home 10 miles west of Louisa Monday afternoon. Lawrence County Coroner R. A. Wilson said the semi-invalid died of strangulation. Binding twine was wrapped around his throat, Mr. Wilson said, and the other end of the line was fastened to a rafter. No ruling was made by the coroner pending further investigation. The body was discovered by a brother, Danny Saul, 19, who was repairing a flat tire on a truck nearby.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in family cemetery. He was born at War Eagle, WV, on May 9, 1940, a son of Oliver C. and Kathleen Estep Saul. He was a member of the Free  Will Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to the parents, include two sisters, Christene and Paulette Saul, at home; three brothers, Danny, Richard and Ronnie Saul, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Estep of Adams. The body was taken to the residence Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

SHANNON, Ruth

Miss Ruth Shannon, of Louisa, died Wednesday, June 13, in a nursing home near Russell, KY, following an illness of several weeks. She was a daughter of the late James and Kate Perruelia Sullivan Shannon. Her brothers, The Rev. Dr. Frederick Shannon, classed as one of America's five greatest preachers and Mr. E. E. Shannon, prominent in political circles serving as State Auditor, also Chris Shannon and a sister, Elizabeth Shannon, preceded her in death. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Rice McClure; two sisters in law, Mrs. E. E. Shannon of Louisa and Mrs. Frederick Shannon of Pittsburg, a niece by marriage, Mrs. Frederick Shannon, Jr., of California. The deceased was a long time member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack M. Gold and Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. The members of her church choir sang her favorite hymn, "Be Still My Soul". Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ollie John Short, Billy John Sparks, Joe W. Pigg, Glenn Bradley, Gallie Isaac, Jr., and Lee Hayes. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1962

 

SKAGGS, Sarah Della (Smith)

1890-1962

Mrs. Sarah Della Smith Skaggs, 72, of Louisa, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the home of her son, Harvard M. Bench, of Blackberry City, KY. Mrs. Skaggs had made her home with her son the past six weeks. She was born April 14, 1890, at Knoxville, TN, daughter of the late William H. and Rebecca Smith and was married to L. H. Skaggs who survives. Mrs. Skaggs was a member of the Methodist Church. In addition to her son, Harvard and her husband, she is survived by four other sons, William Bench of Elkton, MD., Junior F. Bench, Harold E. Bench and Leroy H. Bench, all of St. Petersburg, FL; two daughters, Mrs. Castelene Davis, of Itman, and Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Narrows, VA, 31 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and as sister, Mrs. Willowbelle Waddle of McDowell, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Phelps (KY) Presbyterian Church with the Rev. F. M. Mullins officiating. Interment followed in the Charles Cemetery at Phelps with Phelps Funeral Home in charge. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1962

 

VAUGHAN, Isabel (Belle)

1873-1962

Miss Isabel (Belle) Vaughan, 89 years old, of Louisa, died at her home Thursday, May 3, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery at Louisa. The deceased was born on George's Creek, KY on may 7, 1873, a daughter of the late P. H. and Pricie Borders Vaughan, pioneer settlers of that section. They later came to Louisa where Mr. Vaughan operated a general store. She had lived in Louisa for 69 years and belonged to the Methodist Church for 73 years. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Bromley of Louisa, Mrs. J. T. Conley of Williamson, WV and Mrs. C. F. Picklesimer of Ashland and 11 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1962

 

YOUNG, Shirley (Nelson)

1895-1962

Shirley Young, 66, of Ulysses, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 8:30 a.m. Friday. She was born at Ulysses on November 21, 1895, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Nelson. She had been a member of the Church of God for 50 years. she was buried in Young Cemetery at Ulysses following funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Survivors include the husband, Monroe Young, to whom she was married for 50 years; a son Owen M. Young of Ashland, and six grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home Saturday to the residence. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1962

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CHURCH, Benjamin H.

Benjamin H. Church, 68, of 815 Forty-fifth Street, Ashland, KY, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Mr. Church had been cutting weeds at his farm on Louisa Route 4 when stricken ill. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Forty-fifth Street Baptist Church at Ashland by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Church cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. The body was taken to the residence at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1962

 

COX, Henry

1884-1962

Henry Cox, 88, of Louisa, route 2, died Wednesday, July 4, at 2 a.m. in a South Williamson hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery on Louisa Route 2.  Mr. Cox lived for 20 years at Freeburn, KY, where he was in employee of the Emperor Coal Co., until his retirement eight years ago. Born March 3, 1884, on Louisa route 2, he was a son of the late Leander and Belle Meek Cox. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minerva See Cox, to whom he had been married 47 years, three daughters, Mrs. Lacey Johns of Huntsville, AL, Mrs. Larry Hawthrone of Huntington and Mrs. Milton Hayes of Detroit; three sons, Bernie and Ralph Cox of Louisa, route 2, and Jack Cox of Freeburn; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Branham of Wayland, KY and Miss Mabel Cox of Lexington; a brother, Edward Cox of Matewan, WV and 18 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1962

 

JOBE, Homer

Homer Jobe, 57, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of Mrs. Nora Jobe of Louisa and the late Samuel Jobe. Additional survivors include two brothers, William Jobe of Cuyahoga Falls and Edgar Jobe of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Shady Grove Cemetery. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1962

 

LAYNE, Mary Jane (McBrayer)

1918-1962

Mrs. Mary Jane Layne, 43, of Cleveland, OH, died Sunday, July 8, at 11 a.m. after an illness of 3 weeks at the Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland. She was born July 13, 1918, at Wake Forest, WV, a daughter of Charles H. McBrayer and Pearl Jones McBrayer. She was a former resident of Louisa, route 1. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 years, and had been married to Charles Layne for 27 years. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home where funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBrayer, Adams, KY, three daughters, Mrs. John Wurts, Cleveland, Miss Charlotte Layne, Louisa, Miss Leona Karen Layne, at home; two sons, Charles H. and Roger Layne, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ellis, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Jesse Maynard, Sharples, WV; two brothers, Howard McBrayer, Millersport, OH, Charles J. McBrayer, Charleston, WV, and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1962

 

LEMASTER, Harold William

1955-1962

Seven year old Harold William Lemaster of Portsmouth, OH was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, after being struck by a car at 3:16 p.m. Friday according to Portsmouth police. Police said the driver of the car, Merle Haywood, 47, Sciotoville, told them he was driving east on Walnut Street when the Lemaster boy and an unidentified companion walked into the path of his car from between two parked cars. The other boy was not struck. Haywood said he was driving approximately 25 miles an hour in from of 2916 Walnut St. He was not held. The mishap is still under investigation. The victim was a son of Everett and Mary Emma Wellman Lemaster of 2918 Gallia St., Portsmouth, formerly of Fort Gay, WV and was born in Louisa, May 10, 1955. He attended Garfield Elementary School. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Hattie Craft. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. In addition to the parents, surviving are a twin brother, David Everett at home, another brother, Steven, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster of Mansfield, OH, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wellman of Route 2, Fort Gay. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1962

 

LYON, Nora E. (Lyon)

1883-1962

Mrs. Nora E. Lyon, 79, a former Ashland resident, died Friday at 11 a.m. at the home of a son, Proctor Lyon of Greenup, after an illness of eight months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the home of Mart Moore, Blaine, KY, with the Rev. Robie Ferguson and the Rev. John Henry Skaggs, officiating. Burial followed in the Lyon Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Lyon moved to Greenup from Ashland six years ago. She was born April 5, 1883, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Reason and Martha Skeens Lyon. She was a member of the Blaine Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Fyffe of Sciotoville, OH; two other sons, Ernest Lyon of Blaine and Victor Lyon of Greenup; one brother Jay Lyon of Wheelersburg, OH; 18 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1962

 

MUNCASTER, Thomas L.

1889-1962

Thomas L. Muncaster, 82, of DeLand, FL, a former resident of Louisa, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the residence, after an extended illness. Mr. Muncaster was born April 12 1889, in Moundsville, WV, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in DeLand, FL. He was employed at the Inland Gas Co., Ashland, KY from 1925 to 1953, when he retired and moved to Florida. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lute Yates Muncaster, native of Louisa, two sons, T. W. (Bill) Muncaster of Ashland and James F. Muncaster of Orlando, FL; one daughter, Mrs. James Murdock of Chattanooga, TN and four grandchildren. The body was expected to arrive at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1962

 

RANKIN, Flora Marie (Page)

Mrs. Flora Marie Rankin, 63, a well known and lifelong resident of Louisa, succumbed Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at her home on Wallace Street, following an illness of two months. The deceased, a daughter of the late Lewis and Tessie Heston Page, was born November 8, 1908. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Julius M. Rankin, a retired veteran newspaper printer; a daughter, Mrs. B. L. Pack of Ashland, KY; two sons, Robert Rankin, a coach and teacher in the Milford, DE schools, William N. Rankin, a teacher in the Hickory, NC schools; two brothers, John Page of Louisa, and Bruce Page of Miami, FL, and three grandchildren, David Rankin, Kim Rankin, and Lisa Pack. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time when it will be removed to the chapel for final rites. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1962

 

SWETNAM, Emily (Garred)

1905-1962

Mrs. Emily Garred Swetnam, 57 years old of 111 Boone Street, Louisa, died Thursday, July 19, in a Louisa hospital after a month's illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Stratton, the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Swetnam was born in Louisa, February 19, 1905, a daughter of the late John and Rinda Botts Garred. She formerly taught school in West Virginia and had been active as chairman of the Lower Louisa voting precinct. She was a member of the St. James AME Church. Survivors include the husband, Luther Swetnam, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Anthony of Wayne, PA; a son, George W. Swetnam of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Mucker and Mrs. Van B. Reed of Louisville and Mrs. George Francis Burgess of Louisa; a brother Wayne Garred of Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1962

 

WATKINS, Edward Everett

1903-1962

Edward Everett Watkins, 59, of Route 2, Cheshire, OH, died suddenly Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. following a heart attack at his home. Mr. Watkins went to Gallia County from Kentucky in 1926 and was engaged in drilling. He was a native of Louisa, born April 1, 1903, son of Martha Simpson Watkins and the late Luke Watkins. He is also survived by his widow, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Garten of Cheshire; four grandchildren, 3 brothers, Ora Watkins, Middleport, OH, Charles Kinner Watkins, Pt. Pleasant, WV, and Rance Watkins, Fruitland Park, FL, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ray (Norma) McCarty, Middleport, OH, and Mrs. Bill (Marie) Pugh, Winston-Salem, NC, a brother, Luke, Jr., preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 2, from Miller's Funeral Home, Gallipolis, OH at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Osborne Hoover officiating. Burial was made in Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire. Mr. Watkins was a cousin of Effie and Bessie Curnutte, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1962

 

WEBB, Ernest

1888-1962

Ernest Webb, 74, 1422 Fifth, a former Colockum, WA preacher and a resident of that area for the past 56 years, died at his home Friday morning July 6 following a sudden illness. Mr. Webb was born June 6, 1888, at Webbville, KY and went to Wenatchee in 1906 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. E. H. D. Webb. He married Lola Wine, September 20, 1908. In 1920, they purchased a ranch on the Colockum and operated it for 41 years. Last year they retired and moved to the present home, Wenatchee. Surviving are his widow, two sons, Lovell Webb, Malaga, WA and Loren Webb, Wenatchee; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Scroggle, Malaga; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hensel, Waterville, WA, Mrs. Minnie Foster, Redlands, CA, and Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Cedar Rapids, IA, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, his parents, three brothers, and one sister. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. W. T. Cain, Louisa. He left Webbville with his parents when he was eight years old for Washington and resided there until his death. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1962

AUGUST

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ADAMS, Rebecca Ellen (Holbrook)

1881-1962

Mrs. Rebecca Ellen Adams, 80, of Webbville, Route 4, died at her home Sunday at 10:10 p.m. following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dennis Chapel, Louisa Star Route, with the Rev. Jack Perry, the Rev. Custer Bishop and the Rev. Fred VanHorn officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1. She was born on Louisa Route 4, November 28, 1881, a daughter of the late William and Laura Hawk Holbrook, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Rube Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Shirla Kitchen of Louisa, route 4, two sons, Leonard Adams of Webbville, route 1 and Willie Adams of Midland, Pa; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Hicks of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. A.L. Hicks of Huntington, WV; three brothers. Calvin Holbrook of Baltimore, OH, Alvin Holbrook of Alexandria, OH, and Emmett Holbrook of Columbus; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

BAYS, Ilah (Sturgill)

1890=1962

Mrs. Ilah Sturgill Bays, 72, wife of Y.C. Bays of Webbville, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Bays was born April 29, 1890 in Webbville, a daughter of the late John and Jenny Pennington Sturgill. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Bays Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving in addition to the husband are one daughter, Miss Anna Lois Bays at home; four sons, Denver, Hubert, Bruce and John Willie Bays, all of Webbville, two sisters, Mrs. D. F. Kiger and Mrs. Belle Bowen of Webbville; nine grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1962

 

BOGGS, Estill

1895-1962

Estill Boggs, 67, of Blaine, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. He was born August 3, 1895, in Blaine, a son of the late John and Lucy Edwards Boggs. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Boggs is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Whitt Boggs, three daughters, Mrs. Verner Butler of Columbus, OH, Mrs. James Stephens, Gahanna, OH and Mrs. Jay Jordan, Blaine; one son, Estill Boggs, Jr., Blaine and one brother, Clyde Boggs, Blaine and 13 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home on Sunday to the residence. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the C?? Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Sparks officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1962

 

BOGGS, Lonnie E.

Lonnie E. Boggs, 77, former Postmaster at Blevins, KY, passed away, July 7, in Amlin, OH, where he had resided for the past eight years. The deceased, a native of the Blaine section and a son of the late Jason and Mariah Johnson Boggs, had spent most of his life in Lawrence County. He was a merchant and postmaster at Blevins, KY, for 20 years before moving to the Point section, Louisa, where he operated a store, until ill health forced him to retire. He later went to Ohio where he and his wife, the former Minnie Boggs, resided with their daughter, Mrs. Con Limings, 4928 Crosgray Rd. Amlin. Survivors include the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Limings and Mrs. Opal Limings, both of Amlin; two brothers, John N. Boggs of Mt. Vernon, OH and Thomas L. Boggs of Ashland, KY; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, from the Hayden Baptist Church with Rev. Ossie Limings, officiating. Interment was made in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Amlin. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

COPLEY, Emmaline (Wilson)

1873-1962

Mrs. Emmaline Wilson Copley, 88, of Fort Gay, route 2, died Wednesday, August 1, at her home after a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Herman H. Ross of Mazie, KY officiating. Burial was in Hickory View Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. Born November 6, 1873, on Fort Gay Route 2, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Mary Elizabeth Bartram Wilson. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. Survivors include four sons, Garland Copley of Rittman, OH, Davis Copley of Genoa, WV, Clarence Copley of Fort Gay route 2, and Jay Copley of Mansfield, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Willie Bartram of Fort Gay; Mrs. Roy Copley of Prichard, WV, Miss Ruth Copley, at home, and Mrs. Charlie Ramey of Fort Gay, Route 2, one brother, H. B. Wilson of Huntington,; two sisters, Mrs. Lyss Wellman of Fort Gay Route 2 and Mrs. Emmett Hayslip of Sciotoville, OH; 32 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1962

 

FRAZIER, Scott W.

1880-1962

Scott W. Frazier, 82, of Forest Hills, KY died in a Paintsville, KY hospital Monday night, August 6, after a long illness. Funeral services for the retired carpenter were conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. D. E. Meade officiating with burial in the Fort Gay Cemetery. He was born February 22, 1880, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Nathan H. and Rebecca Jane Ratcliff Frazier. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Georgia M. Green of West Van Lear, KY and Mrs. Cora Copley of Columbus, OH and a brother, C. E. Frazier of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

HANNERS, Inez (Murphy)

1892-9162

Mrs. Inez Murphy Hanners, 70, former Louisa resident died in a Columbus hospital Thursday, August 23, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Hanners had resided in Columbus 18 years. She was the widow of Ted Hanners, who died in 1961. She was born April 8, 1892 in Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Burton Murphy. She was a member of the First Methodist Church here 55 years. Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Lou Kitchen of Millersport, OH, Mrs. Vessie Jobe of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen of Star Route Louisa, Mrs. Eva ?? of Columbus, Mrs. Georgia Robinette of Hatcher, WV, Mrs. Carl Daniel of Washington D. C. and Mrs. Gladys Fl?? of ?? WV, 12 nieces and 12 nephews. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1962

 

JUSTICE, John Henry

1909-1962

John Henry Justice, 53, of 608 Cemetery Lane, Coal Grove, OH, who died Tuesday night, August 7, in an Ironton hospital, was buried in the family cemetery at Blaine, KY, following funeral services Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Raymond Lightner officiating. Born April 13, 1909, in Lawrence County, KY, hew as a son of the late Eli and Hester Cotton Justice. A resident of Ironton for 40 years, he was a former employee of the Stern Salvage Co. He had lived at the county home for the past five years. Survivors include three brothers, Hobart Justice of Blaine, James Sherman Justice of Columbus and Theodore Justice of Ironton, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Webb and Mrs. Myrtle Russell of Ironton. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

KISE, Commodore

1870-1962

Commodore Kise, 92, of Louisa, Route 1, died Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, following a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kise was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was born July 15, 1870, on Louisa, Route 1, a son of the late Tom and Elizabeth Dobbins Kisse. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Dixon of Louisa, Route 1 and Mrs. Ora Miller of Ohio; five sons, William and Jay Kise of Irwin, OH, Kenneth and Woodrow Kise of Columbus and Chester Kise of Circleville, OH; 27 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy New, August 23, 1962

 

KITCHEN, James

1904-1962

James Kitchen, 58, of Turkey Creek, KY, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. in a Williamson, WV hospital. A retired miner, he was born February 1, 1904, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Sarah Grubb Kitchen, Webbville, KY and the late Arthur Kitchen. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Turkey Creek, Thursday (today) at 11:30 a.m. with Elders Wiley Coffey, Harrison Bevins, and Ken Varney officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery on Turkey Creek. Survivors include the widow, Bertie Leadingham Kitchen; two sons, Woodrow Kitchen, Columbia, SC, and Reuben T. Kitchen, Sr., Ashland, KY, eight brothers, Harrison, of Chapmansville, WV, Jake of Williamson, Luke of Detroit, MI, Arthur, Dewey, John, and Lincoln, all of Louisa, and German Kitchen of Catlettsburg, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Adams, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Martha Berry, Lancaster, OH, and Mrs. Ora Chaffin, Louisa, and Mrs. Willie Spillman, Webbville, and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

MEADE, James Curtiss

Services were held recently for James Curtiss Meade, 82, who died in an Enid, OK hospital after an illness of several weeks. He had entered the hospital six weeks prior to his death. The Rev. James L. Christensen officiated and burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery there. A native of Webbville, KY, Meade lived in Enid from 1910-1929. He then moved to Oklahoma City, and returned to Enid in 1957 where he had lived since. Survivors include his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Joe Franks, Enid, six sons, Rv. K. R. Meade, Alva, OK, Paul, Bison, OK, C. W. Colorado Springs, Major Curtis J. Meade, Travis AFB, CA, R. D. Meade of Dallas, TX and C. L. Meade, of Tacoma Park, MD; 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Dorough and Mrs. Alice Talerian, both of Denver. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1962

 

MEADORS, Fannie (Howell)

1897-1962

Mrs. Fannie Meadors, 64, of 140 E. Allen St., Lancaster, OH, died Friday, August 10, at the Lancaster Fairfield Hospital. She was born September 8,1897, daughter of the late William and Lydia Triplett Howell, of Route 4, Louisa, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Meadors leaves her husband, Edgar Meadors; one daughter, Miss Sharlene Meadors, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Maude Hammonds and Miss Emma Howell of Louisa Route 4, and Mrs. Alvia Ratcliff of Jerial, KY; three brothers, Henry and Fred Howell of Louisa, Route 4, and Alex Howell, Ashland, KY. Funeral services were conducted at the Lancaster, Ward, Halterman Funeral Home with the Rev. George W. Herd officiating. Burial was in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1962

 

SALYERS, Roscoe

1879-1962

Roscoe Salyers, 82, of Louisa, Route 4, died Monday at 9:15 a.m. at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. A farmer and former resident of Johnson County, he had lived on Louisa Route 4 for 35 years. He was born October 17, 1879, at Flat Gap,, KY, a son of the late Logan and Jane Williams Salyers. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nora McKenzie Salyers, to whom he had been married for 56 years; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip Chaffin of Louisa, Route 2, seven sons, Hoadley Salyers of Circleville, OH, Chester Salyers of Louisa, Route 3, Earl, Troy, Otchel and Orvil Salyers of Louisa, Route 4, and Charles Salyers of Bluefield, WV; three sisters, Mrs. John Collins of Oil Springs, KY, Mrs. Carrie Warman of Dry Creek, KY, and Mrs. Alice collier of Highwood, OH, two brothers, Rollie Salyers of Circleville and Foster Salyers of Dry Creek and 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence and removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1962

 

SEE, Nora (York)

1879-1962

Mrs. Nora See, 83, died Friday afternoon, July 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. Poe Harris, 1500 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery near Louisa. Born February 28,1879 in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Dr. Stephen and Helen Powers York, Mrs. See had lived at Louisa before moving to the Ashland-Catlettsburg area 16 years ago. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ashland. Additional survivors include the husband, William W. See; two sons, A. W. See of Lompoc, CA, and Sam Y. See of Piketon, OH; two other daughters,  Mrs. W. H. Hale of Ashland and Miss Virginia See of Louisville; two brothers, William E. York of Dayton, OH and Chester N. York of Logan, WV and one grandchild and one great grandchild. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Sunday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1962

 

THOMPSON, Linzy O.

1883-1962

Linzy O. Thompson, 79, of 327 McDowell, Rd., Lexington, KY, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, following a short illness. Mr. Thompson was a Lexington attorney and past vice president of the Kentucky State Bar Association. He was born February 23, 1883, in Lawrence county, KY a son of the late James Franklin and Amanda Watson Thompson. He graduated in 1907 from Western State Teachers College, Bowling Green and was among the first graduates of the University of Kentucky Law College, receiving his degree there in 1910. Mr. Thompson began the practice of law in Ashland in 1910. He became principal of a Carson, Miss. high school in 1911 and went to Baskin, LA as principal of a high school there in 1912. During World War I he was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and in World War II was chairman of a draft board. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Kentucky Mountain Club, Merrick Lodge No. 31, IOOF, a deacon of Central Christian Church in Lexington, charter member of the Lexington Optimist Club, and vice president of the state bar association in 1933. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lula Gray Thompson; two sons, Roger Gray Thompson of Ashland, and Linzy Monroe Thompson of Lexington; six grandchildren living in Ashland, four brothers, Grover C. Thompson of Lexington, Dewey Thompson of Webbville, Everett Thompson of Detroit, MI and Kermit Thompson of Houston, TX and two sisters, Mrs. Everett E. Rice and Mrs. Ralph W. Walters, both of Ashland, The body was at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home by the Rev. Leslie R. Smith. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1962

 

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ADKINS, Imogene (Graves)

1908-1962

Mrs. Imogene Preston Adkins, 54, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in a local hospital after an illness of six months. Mrs. Adkins was born June 13, 1908, at Georges Creek, KY, a daughter of Jenny Preston Graves of Ulysses, KY and the late Arch Graves. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bells Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Hamilton and the Rev. Mr. Webb officiating. Burial was in Graves Cemetery on Georges Creek. Surviving other than the mother are her husband, George Adkins; two daughters, Mrs. William Waddell of Elizabethtown, KY, and Miss Linda Preston, at home; two sons, James Glenn Preston and Charles D. Preston, both of Fort Knox, KY; one sister, Mrs. Charles Austin of Ulysses and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

 

BORDERS, Ada (Puckett)

1896-1962

Mrs. Ada Puckett Borders, 66, of Belmont, Springfield, OH, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Tuesday, August 28, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born May 22, 1896, at Catlettsburg, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Laura Frances McClintoc Puckett. the widow of Ora Borders, who died in 1956, she had lived in Springfield for the past six years. She was member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 30 years. Survivors include two brothers, John and Frank Puckett of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Bird Webb of Ulysses, Mrs. Amos Davis and Mrs. George Laney of Huntington and Mrs. Scott Miller of Springfield, and 10 nieces and 10 nephews. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Webb. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

BORDERS, Wallace

 1908-1962

Wallace Borders, 54, of Richardson, KY, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of three years. A native of Richardson, Mr. Borders was born August 1, 1908, a son of Grant Borders of Key Rock, WV and the late Daisy Dale Borders. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Richardson Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lois Borders, a daughter, Mrs. Beecher Plumly of Kopperston, WV, three sons, Billy Grant Borders of Florida, Johnny and Wallace Borders Jr. at home; three sisters, Mrs. J.H. England of North ??, WV, Mrs. Clarence Cumby of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Everett Pack of ??, WV, four brothers, Andrew Borders..... can't read the read. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

BROMLEY, Emma Sue

1920-1962

Miss Emma Sue Bromley, 42, of Louisa, died Friday, September 7, in a local hospital after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Stratton and the Rev. J. H. Grayson officiating. Burial was in the Vaughan Cemetery, Louisa. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and the Louisa Methodist Church. Born May 20, 1920, she was a daughter of C. B. and Martelia Vaughan Bromley. Additional survivors include a brother, Richard C. Bromley of Huntington. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

BURCHETT, Virginia Belle (Damron)

1916-1962

Mrs. Virginia Belle Damron Burchett, 46, of Ulysses, KY, died Monday at 9:40 a.m. in a Huntington hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Chapman family cemetery at Chapman, KY. A practical nurse, she had work for 15 years in Louisa hospital. She was born June 6, 1918, at Chapman, a daughter of Don Damron of Chapman and the late Melvina Hamilton Chapman and was the wife of John A. Burchett, to whom she had been married 12 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include three sisters, Misses Orpha and Josephine Damron of Gallup, KY and Mrs. Milt Fugitt of Louisa, Route 1, and three brothers, James Damron of Louisa, Mark Damron, of Paintsville, Otis
Damron of Ashland. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

COLLINS, Emma (Spears)

Mrs. Emma Spears Collins, 70, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John William Terry, Genoa, after an eight month illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Lower Greenbrier Baptist church, route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Paul E. True officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Sidney. the body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. It was taken to the home of Mrs. Terry, Monday. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Patrick of Ceredo, WV, Mrs. Burgess Webb, Mrs. Edmond Thompson and Mrs. Grant Raines, of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. John William Terry and Mrs. Andrew Jackson of Genoa, WV, seven sons, Kelly Collins, Fallsburg, KY, Jeff Collins, Kenova, WV, Woodrow Collins, Wayne, WV, Rudolph Collins, route 2, Fort Gay, Marion Collins, Huntington, Thomas Collins, Route 1, Kenova, and Robert Collins, Akron, OH, 35 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

COMPTON, Samuel George

1889-1962

Samuel George Compton, 73, of Louisa, Route 4, died Monday, August 27. He was a former postmaster. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora French Compton, his widow, Clara Burton Compton; two sons, Shannon Compton, Louisa, and Sam Compton, Ashland, four daughters, Mrs. Charles Clark of Louisa, Mrs. Oscar Judy, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Lawrence Vanhorn, Catlettsburg, and Miss Betty Compton, of Ashland; five brothers, Tom Compton, Rush, KY, Blaine Compton, Columbus, OH, C. W. Compton, Paintsville, and Jay and D. C. Compton, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Layne and Miss Dixie Compton, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

EDWARDS, G. W. (Buck)

G. W. (Buck) Edwards, 74, passed away, Monday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in a Danville, VA hospital following a brief illness. The deceased, a native Virginian had lived most of his married life in Fort Gay, WV and was well known here. His wife, Georgia Sparks Edwards, preceded him in death in 1943. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday from teh Scott Funeral Home, Chattam, VA. Interment will be in the family burial grounds in Chattam. Survivors include five sons, G. W. Edwards, Jr., Fort Gay, WV, Eugene Edwards, Akron, OH, Paul Edwards, Columbus, OH, Robert Ray Edwards, Bristol, VA, and Lawrence Edwards, New York; two brothers, Hugh and J. T. Edwards, one sister, Miss Nell Edwards with whom he had resided since the death of his wife; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

EVANS, Audrey (See)

Mrs. Audrey Evans, 52, of Delbarton, WV, native of Lawrence County, KY was found dead in her home Saturday morning of last week. She died in her sleep. Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late John and Nora Sparks See. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Delbarton Holiness Church. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. Survivors include her husband, Forest Evans, four sons, Forest Pat and John C. Evans, of Columbus, OH and Ray and Roy Williams of Huntington, WV; a daughter Miss Nora Rose Evans at home and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

FUGITT, Gracie Belle (Robinette)

1874-1962

Mrs. Gracie Belle Fugitt, 88, of Louisa Route 1, died in a Lexington hospital Tuesday night, September 4. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Mrs. Fugitt was born January 3, 1874, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Jane Meeks Robinette. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Katie Smith of Columbus and two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

JARRELL, Rebecca (Whitt)

1887-1962

Mrs. Rebecca Whitt Jarrell, 74, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four weeks. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 2 with the Rev. George O. Perry officiating. Burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Mrs. Jarrell was born December 5, 1887, at Dunlow, WV a daughter of the late Joshua and Rhoda Belcher Whitt, and was the widow of Wayne Jarrell, who died in 1958. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Coyle Myer and Mrs. John Aumend of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Harold Schwan of Jeromesville, OH, and Mrs. Nile Endicott, Mrs. Glen Thompson and Miss Nennie Jarrell of Fort Gay, Route 2; two sons, Ebby Jarrell of Fort Gay and Everett Jarrell of Shiloh, 33 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thompson on Fort Gay Route 2 from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

JORDAN, Hannah (Short)

1885-1962

Mrs. Hannah Jordan, 76, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilson Null in Columbus, OH. Funeral services for the former resident of Louisa, KY, Star Route were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dennis Chapel on Louisa Star Route by the Rev. Fred VanHorn with burial in the Adkins Cemetery. She was born at Cherokee, KY, December 13, 1885, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jenny Walters Short. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Null, include six other daughters, Mrs. James Adkins, Mrs. Russell Goble, and Mrs. Merrill Watrous of Columbus, Mrs. Birdie McGomis of Boston, IN, Mrs. Virgil Holbrook of Lithopolis, OH, and Mrs. Clarence Campbell of New Lexington, OH; two sons, Millard Jordan of Columbus and Virgil Jordan of Gallipolis, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie White of Ashland, and Mrs. Martha Edwards of Chicago; two brothers, Thurman and James Short of Ashland and 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

LIVISAY, Carter

Carter Livisay, 65, of Fort Gay, WV, died at his the home of his brother, Jack Livisay, Princeton, WV, Tuesday morning, September 4. He was born in Fort Gay, son of Mr. Grant Livisay and the late Mary Jane Osborn Livisay. He had been in ill health for about a year. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Hill and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Livisay Cemetery, Fort Gay. The body will remain at the funeral home. Survivors include the father, brother, and 5 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

LLOYD, Alice

Mrs. Alice Lloyd, the frail Boston Yankee who forsook a socially prominent heritage in 1916 to spark an educational revolution in the isolated hills of Eastern Kentucky, died Tuesday, September 4. She was over 86.  She was buried on a hillside overlooking one  of the 20 schools she founded in this region. Her grave is next to that of her mother, who accompanied Mrs. Lloyd to Kentucky in 1916. "It was a simple service, in line with her wishes", explained a spokesman for Caney Junior College, one of her schools. Mrs. Lloyd was the founder of Caney Creek Community Center at Pippa Passes in Knott County. She educated thousands of Eastern Kentucky youths, who but for her vision, courage, and stamina would have walked the path of ignorance that she abhorred. Although Mrs. Lloyd shunned publicity most of her life, her activities in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky have become common knowledge in recent years. A book written in 1954, "Stay On, Stranger", and her appearance on the national television show "This is Your Life" interpreted her struggles and Caney college to millions of Americans. In her lifetime she personally raised more than $2,500, 000 to support her unusual college on Caney Creek. She built the buildings with the help of students and people along the creek, using rough mountain timer and native stone. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

LYCAN, Harold

1912-1962

Harold Lycan, 50, Detroit, MI, a native of Fort Gay, was killed at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on his farm on Route 1, Fort Gay when his tractor overturned while he was going up a hill. Mr. Lycan had arrived at the home of a sister, Mrs. Jessie Ratcliffe, also of Route 1, Fort Gay at 3:30 a.m. Saturday and had taken the tractor to cut a meadow on top of a hill on his nearby farm in the Big Hurricane section. The machine overturned and pinned him. He was on a two weeks vacation. Mr. Lycan was born May 2, 1912, a son of Mrs. Ida Meredith Lycan of Riverview, MI and the late Goodwin Lycan. He was employed by the Great Lakes Steel Corp, at Detroit and was a veteran of World War II. He had lived in Detroit 17 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Big Hurricane Church with the Rev. J.C. Hager and the Rev. Jimmy Akers officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving, in addition to his mother and the sister, are two other sisters, Mrs. Ray Thompson of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Charley Michael of Roanoke, VA, and five brothers, Austin Lycan of Prichard, Dempsey Lycan of Kenova, WV, Jefferson Lycan of Riverview and Goodwin and Delbert Lycan, both of Wyandotte, MI. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1962

 

LYON, Esta (Dials)

1892-1962

Mrs. Esta Lyon, 70, of Columbus, OH, died in a Columbus hospital Thursday night, August 30. Funeral services for the former Blaine, KY resident were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born at Martha, KY, on April 28, 1892, a daughter of the late James Alexander and Margaret Dickerson Dials. Survivors include the husband, Hubert Lyon; three sons, Audrus Lyon of Blaine, and Edgel and Lowell Lyon of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. A. C. Williams of Lexington, KY; and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September, 6, 1962

 

MAYNARD, Winfield

Winfield Maynard, 69, of Glenhayes, WV, died Saturday at his residence after a long illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace Maynard; four sisters, Mrs. Mack Sammons, Mrs. Taylor Hammonds, and Mrs. Daniel Lemaster, all of Louisa; and Mrs. Frank Pope of Williamsburg, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Edward Dingess of Orient, OH ; three brothers, Jay and Charles Maynard of Louisa and Wayne Maynard of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William Moore officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

MCINTIRE, Evan F.

1883-1962

Evan F. McIntire, 71, of Louisa, formerly of Allegro, MI, died at 2 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one year. A native of Washington County, OH, Mr. McIntire was born April 8, 1883, a son of the late Fidellas and Isabelle Mendenhall McIntire. He was an oil and gas well contractor. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Knights of Pythios. His wife, Mrs. Anna Bayless McIntire died in 1956. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are three  daughters, Mrs. Ray B. Harbour of Milton, WV, Mrs. A. B. Cyrus of Allegan and Mrs. J. N. Marcum, Jr. of Louisa, three sons, Everett L. McIntire of Battle Creek, MI, Arthur F. McIntire of Monti?? , Minn., and Jack G. McIntire of Fairfield, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Sanford Kilmer of Coal Run, OH, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hiley of Sarasota, FL; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

MCKINNEY, James William

1962-1962

Funeral services for James William McKinney, 1 month old son of James Daniel and Priscilla Eunice Slone McKinney of Route 1, Louisa were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in McKinney Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay, WV by the Rev. J. C. Hager. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. The child died Thursday, September 13, in a Louisa hospital. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

MOORE, James Luther

1884-1962

James Luther Moore, 77, of Adams, KY, who died Tuesday, August 28, in an Ashland hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Sunday, August 26, at Charley, KY, was buried in the family cemetery at Adams following funeral services conducted last Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lee Robinette officiating. He was born October 1, 1884, a son of the late Jerry and Ardley Thompson Moore. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Millard VanHoose of Woodstock, OH, and Mrs. Stanton Thompson of Louisa Route 1, and six brothers, Harrison, Sam, Walter, Everett and Harlan Moore of Adams and Bert Moore of Cable, OH. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Thompson until funeral time, Thursday. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

MOORE, Wiley B.

1889-1962

Wiley B. Moore, 72, Route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival at Louisa General Hospital at 6:15 p.m. Thursday after a brief illness. Mr. Moore was born November 3, 1889, at Adams, KY, a son of the late Thomas L. and Emma Haws Moore. A retired farmer, he had moved to Louisa from Adams, three years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jo Carter Moore, to whom he had been married 53 years; one sister, Mrs. Kittie Thompson of  Columbus, OH; two nieces and three nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

RIFFE, Lou (Childers)

1881-1962

Mrs. Lou Childers Riffe, 81, of 1113 Highland Ave., Ashland, KY, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Lawrence County, KY, Mrs. Riffe was born June 23, 1881, a daughter of the late James A. and Polly Sword Childers, and had resided in Ashland since 1901. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and a member of the former Childers Quartette. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. James R. Bell and the Rev. Ira McMillan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. J. Fox, with whom she resided, a son, Carl D. Riffe, of Prestonsburg, two sisters, Mrs. Rilda Welch of Ashland and Mrs. Frona  Williams of Portsmouth; a brother, C. C. Childers of Worthington, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1962

 

SCHILENS, Pearlie (Castle)

1924-1962

Mrs. Pearlie Schilens, 38, of Berlin Heights, Ceylon, OH, the former Pearlie Castle, of Louisa, was fatally injured Sunday morning when struck by a car as she walked along a highway near Ceylon. According to the information given the News by her brother, George L. Castle of Louisa, the victim was walking east with the traffic when she was struck by an east bound car driven by Donald Poncar of Cleveland. Poncar was not charged as a result of the accident. He said he failed to observed Mrs. Schilens in time to stop before the right front of the car struck her. She was taken to Sandusky Memorial Hospital with compound fractures of both legs, a compound fracture of the left arm, a fracture of the right arm and cuts of the head and abdomen. She died at 4:30 a.m. Mrs. Schilens was born April 16, 1924, in Louisa, KY. She had been a resident of Berlin Heights about 20 years, coming from Kentucky. Surviving are the widower, Harold of Berlin Heights, and five children: Alvin, Linda, Roger, David and George, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Castle of Huron; four brothers, Alvin Castle of Vermillion, OH, Lace Castle of Kentucky, Jay Castle of Berlin Heights and Albert Castle of Bellevue; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Wallace, RD, Huron and Mrs. Dolly Watts, Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted from Hinman Funeral H0me, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

SHORT, Etta Savanna (McKinster)

1891-1962

Mrs. Etta Savana Short, 71, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, September 6, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church, Adams, KY with the Rev. Bert Adams, and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery at Adams. She was born March 1, 1891, at Adams, a daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Emily Ramey McKinster. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, John Milton Short, three daughters, Mrs. Ina Blankenship and Mrs. Pauline Moore, of Columbus, and Mrs. Elva Payne of Adams, five sons, Ezra Short of Toledo, OH, Shelva Short of Pataskala, OH, Elza Short of Adams, J.M. Short of Ithaca, OH, and Jack Short of Summit Station, KY; two brothers, Jesse and Milton McKinster of Florida and 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1962

 

SPARKS, Sarah Margaret (Glenn)

1883-1962

Sarah Margaret Sparks, 78, of Blaine, KY, who died Friday at her home, after an illness of five months, was buried in the family cemetery at Blaine following funeral services at 10:30 a.m.; Monday at the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Widow of the late Peter R. Sparks, who died in 1945, Mrs. Sparks resided with a daughter, Amanda Bright. She was a resident of Blaine for 68 years. Born December 1, 1883, at McKee, KY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Jane Hollandsworth Glenn. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Charles Sparks of Dayton, Mrs. William Shock of Miamisburg, OH, and Mrs. Thomas Shock of Houston, TX; two brothers, Jesse K. Glenn of Lancaster, KY, and Robert Glenn of McKee; two stepsons, Lawrence and James Sparks, both of Blaine and one grandchild. The body was taken to the church form the Young Funeral Home one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1962

 

STUMP, Fannie (Burton)

1878-1962

Mrs. Fannie Burton Stump, 84, of Buchanan, KY, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lafe Hampton of Buchanan, Thursday, August 30 after a seven month illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Mrs. Stump was born at White's Creek in Boyd County on June 28, 1878, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Collinsworth Burton. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Charles Stump, the daughter, a sister, Mrs. Sam Compton of Louisa, Route 4, a brother, W. D. Burton of Catlettsburg Route 1 and two grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1962

 

VANHORN, Herbert F. (Dick)

1904-1962

Funeral services for Herbert F. (Dick) VanHorn, 58, of Buchanan, who died at 10 a.m. Sunday at his home, following an extended illness were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. VanHorn was born August 4, 1904 at Buchanan, a son of Lee VanHorn and the late Mrs. Carrie Stewart VanHorn. He was a retired carpenter for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella Skeens VanHorn; a daughter, Miss Edna Mae VanHonr, at home; a sister, Mrs. Jack Skeens of Chester, WV, and four brothers, Lute and Apps VanHorn of Fallsburg, KY, Marvin VanHorn of Louisville and Ban VanHorn of Buchanan. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1962

 

 

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ARTRIP, Elizabeth (Wellman)

1902-1962

Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Artrip, 60, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday night, October 11, after an illness of eight days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Salt Petre Church by the Rev. H. H. Ross with burial in the Wellman Cemetery. She was born at Fort Gay, on January 19, 1902, a daughter of the late Menelous and Victoria Bradley Wellman. Survivors include the husband, Ora J. Artrip, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Stafford of Oak Ridge, TN; four sons, Master Sergeant Ralph Artrip of El Paso, TX, Donald Wray Artrip of Columbus, Jesse Artrip of Akron, and Airman First Class Martin Artrip of Mt. Clemens, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Thompson of Ashland, and Mrs. Ashley Johnson of Fort Gay; two brothers, Paul and Lyss Wellman of Fort Gay and six grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1962

 

BEAN, Henry

1883-1962

Henry Bean, 78, of Prichard, Route 2, WV, died October 1, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Shiloh Methodist Church, of which he was a member, near Prichard with the Rev. H. E. Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Bean Cemetery on Prichard, route 2. He was born December 15, 1883, at Prichard, a son of the late William and Eliza Hatton Bean. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Frasher Bean; four daughters, Mrs. Homer D. Maynard of Prichard, Route 2, and Mrs. Charlie Hooser, Miss Hattie Bean and Mrs. Evan Bean of Barberton, OH; two sons, Harold Bean of Prichard Route 2 and John Bean of Prichard route 1; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Hatton of Huntington; a brother, J. T. Bean of Prichard, Route 2 and 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1962

 

BENNETT, Goldie Marie (Fannin)

1905-1962

Mrs. Goldie Marie Fannin Bennett, 57, of Buchanan, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buchanan
Chapel. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Mrs. Bennett was born August 31, 1905, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late L. Coster and Elizabeth Bryan Fannin. She had been a resident of Buchanan for 35 years and was a member of the Prichard Memorial Methodist Church of Buchanan. She is survived by the husband, Cecil J. Bennett; three daughters, Mrs. Bennie Hulett of Augusta, KY, Mrs. Robert L. Vanderpool of Catlettsburg Route 1, and Mrs. Carl Whitt of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kelly of Buchanan and Mrs. Ray O'Pell of Catlettsburg, Route 2 and eight grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1962

 

CHILDERS, Russell

1910-1962

Russell (Ruck) Childers, 52, of Ypsilanti, MI, died there Wednesday, October 10. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Little Ethel United Baptist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. B. C. Ferguson and the Rev. Grady Hitchcock. Burial was in the family cemetery on Georges Creek. He was born April 10, 1910 at Georges Creek a son of the late Pharoah and Lizzie Chapman Childers. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ollie Rowe Childers, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Elkins and Joyce Ann Childers of Ypsilanti; two sons, Kenneth Page and James Robert Childers of Ypsilanti; four sisters, Mrs. Curt Preston, of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Ledford Powers of Ypsilanti, Mrs. Nord Castle of Ulysses, KY, and Mrs. Bill Gibson of Huntington; a brother, Pete Childers of Columbus and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1962

 

COMPTON, Virginia L. (Carter)

1899-9162

Mrs. Virginia L. Compton, 73, 3404 Military Road, Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, September 21, at a hospital after a brief illness. She had resided in Sioux City about 50 years. Mrs. Compton was born January 17, 1889 in Louisa, KY. She was married to Harmon C. Compton, May 9, 1907, in Louisa. She was a member of the Mayflower Congregational Church. Mr. Compton died January 14, 1960. Survivors include three sons, Bruce and Gene of Sioux City and Dick of San Angelo, TX four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Treffry of Montebello, CA, Mrs. Betty Kellough of Los Angeles, Mrs. Frances Anderson of Brookings, SD, and Mrs. Audrey Cochran of Los Alamittos, CA; a brother James Carter of Greenup, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Fisher of Sun City, AZ, Mrs. Ella Carter of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Hildreth Guhl of Huntington, and Mrs. Nervia White of Chickasha, OK. 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Compton were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 24, at Mayflower Congregational Church with all of her children being present. Rev. Sam T. Lenters officiated and burial was in Graceland Park Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

CRUTCHER, John B.

1868-1962

John (J. B. ) Crutcher, Sr., 94, Louisa's oldest native born citizen, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of four years. He resided at 6-2 Lock Avenue. Mr. Crutcher retired 10 years ago after having operated the Crutcher Grocery here for 65 years. He was well and prominently known throughout the Tri-State as one of the best grocery men in this area. He was born March 16, 1868, a son of the late Robert and Arminta Syck Crutcher. His wife, Mrs. rose Agnes Cassell Crutcher, died in 1955. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Otto V. Clegg of Elk Rapids, MI, Mrs. W. E. Tilson of Louisa and Mrs. Paul Newsome of Dunbar, WV; four sons, Paul Crutcher of Louisa, Jack Crutcher of Elk Rapids, Malcolm (Mack) Crutcher of Walla Walla, WA, and Tom Dick Crutcher of Ashland; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Curtright Funeral Home. the body will be taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy New, October 18, 1962

 

FRAZIER, Ora (Wilson)

1875-1962

Mrs. Ora Frazier, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Perry Cemetery at Genoa. Mrs. Frazier was a member of Old Pleasant Church on Fort Gay, Route 2. She was born in Wayne County, October 20, 1975, a daughter of the late Charley and Betty Stiltner Wilson. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Loper of El Segundo, CA; two sons, Augustus Perry of Dunlow and Elias Perry of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Belcher of Fort Gay, route 1 and Mrs. Louary Lycan of Fort Gay and 10 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1962

 

KINSER, Ida (Smith)

1878-1962

Mrs. Ida Kinser, 84, Louisa, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital. She was born March 18, 1878, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Marion and Minnie Chambers Smith and had been a resident of Louisa 60 years, and a member of the Louisa Methodist Church since 1920. She was employed as an operator for Southern Bell Telephone Company. Her husband, L. L. Kinser, died in 1958. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Gold and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include two uncles George F. Smith, route 2, Louisa and John Smith, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

MUNCY, Ernest Lee

1943-1962

Ernest Lee Muncy, 19, of Louisa Route 1, died Thursday, September 27, at 3 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 15 days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Smokey Valley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. A clerk in the Western Auto Store here , he was born in Louisa on April 4, 1943, a son of Mrs. Irene Cyrus Muncy of Louisa route 1, and the late Ernest H. Muncy. Survivors, in addition to the mother, include the widow, Mrs. Betty Ferrell Muncy, a daughter Sherry Lee Muncy and two brothers, Elmon Eugene Muncy of Dayton, OH and Elbert Franklin Muncy of Pomeroy, OH. The body was taken tot he residence Friday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

PERRY, Rachel (Marcum)

1882-1962

Mrs. Rachel Perry, 80, of Denton, KY, died Friday, September 28, at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Job Friendship Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Oak Perry, three daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Bell of London, OH, Mrs. Hubert Allen of Denton and Miss Alice Perry, at home, five sons, Rex Perry of Louisa, Bill Perry of Richardson, KY, Walter, Sam and Oscar Perry, all of Denton, one brother, Bill Marcum of Louisa, 47 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Marcum residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

SALMONS, Larry and Florie

1962-1962

Larry and Florie Salmons, 3 and 5 day old twin son and daughter of Frankie and Vernie Dean Salmons of Route 1 Crum, WV, died Tuesday, September 25, 8 p.m. and Thursday, September 27, 8 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. They were born Saturday, September 22. Graveside services were held Thursday, September 27, 2 p.m. in the Copley Cemetery, route 1, Crum, with the Rev. Robert Carroll officiating, and under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, one sister, Josephine, and three other brothers, the grandparents, Frank Salmons and Mrs. Cora Copley of Route 1, Crum. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

SEAGRAVES, Katie (Weaver)

1884-1962

Mrs. Katie Seagraves, 77, of 1321 Hood Creek Pike, Boyd County, who died Sunday at her home after a long illness, was buried in the Dixon Cemetery at Westwood, Ashland, KY, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Caniff-Riggs Funeral Home in Westwood. Mrs. Seagraves was born February 9, 1884, on Knobb Branch in Lawrence county, KY, and had lived in Westwood for 48 years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weaver, she was a member of the United Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving include the husband, James Anderson Seagraves; two sons, Virgil Lonnie Seagraves and Joe C. Seagraves of Westwood, four daughters, Mrs. O. H. Childers, Mrs. James Wolfe, Mrs. Charles Frazier, and Mrs. Roy Bonddollar, all of Westwood; one brother Cran Weaver of Westwood, one sister, Mrs. Polly Gartin of Blaine, KY and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

SOARD, Leslie W.

1894-1962

Leslie W. Soard, 68, of Van Lear, KY, passed away September 29, of a heart attack in a Paintsville hospital. He was formerly from Lawrence County, a son of the late Rev. A. J. and Julia Young Soard. He is survived by three daughters, Ethel Miller, Oscealo, IN, Dorothy Manns Charleston, WV, and Gladys Ferguson of Van Lear; four sons, Leslie Jr., Elkhart, IN, Charles, Kewanee, IL, Ernest, Van Lear and Douglas, Elwood, IN; 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Ethel Potter, of Louisa, KY.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 2, at the Church of Christ in Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1962

 

SPROUSE, Vondon, Jr.

1962-1962

Vondon Sprouse, Jr., 12 hour hold son of Vondon and Thelma Hayton Sprouse of Route 1, Webbville, KY died Sunday, October 14, 6 p.m. at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Graveside services were held Tuesday from the Carter Cemetery on route 3. Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors other than the parents include, two grandmothers, Mrs. Goldie Sprouse, Route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Thelma Hayton, Sidney, KY. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1962

 

THOMPSON, Horace G.

1882-1962

Horace G. Thompson, Sr., of 616 Hoover Street, Ashland, a retired school teacher, died Monday at 2:45 p.m. at the residence following an illness of seven months. Mr. Thompson taught school in Lawrence and Carter counties. He was born August 23, 1882 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fleming and Josephine Hensley Thompson and resided in Ashland for 26 years. He was a member of Pollard Baptist Church and the Willard Lodge F & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Zilpha Perkins, seven daughters, Mrs. H. E. Cope, Mrs. Edith Eaton, and Mrs. Daniel Eaton, all of Ashland, Mrs. Jack Perry of Webbville, Mrs. Jess Kelly of Houkville, Mrs. Jess Woods of ??, KY, and Mrs. James Bowen of Provo, UT; three sons, Harry Thompson of Mansfield, OH, Woodrow Thompson of Ashland and Dave Thompson of Salt Lake City, two sisters, Mrs. Hester Boggs of Ashland and Mrs. Samantha Kitchen of Huntington; 35 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1962

 

VERNON, Grace (Burton)

1894-1962

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9, for Grace Burton Cyrus Vernon, 67, of Maeser, Utah, and Louisa, KY, who died Saturday October 6, in the Uintah County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Vernon was born October 25, 1894, in East Point, KY, to Allen and Matilda Jane Thompson Burton.  She married Richard Cyrus April 15, 1909. He died April 28, 1938. She married Andrew J. Vernon, October 1940. He died April 11, 1962. Mrs. Vernon was an active member of the LDS Church and of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers. Soon after Mr. Vernon's death, Mrs. Vernon came to Louisa where she expected to make her future home with a son, James Cyrus. She had returned to Vernal on a business trip when she was stricken. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Henry A. Mansfield, Maeser 2nd Ward Bishop. Prayer at the home was by S. Glen Oaks. A duet, "That Beautiful Land" was sung by Glade and Elizabeth Sowards, accompanied by Mary Schefermeyer. Prayer was by Lester Bingham. A solo, "Sunrise", was sung by Dana Dee Smith, accompanied by Eloise Adams. Pallbearers were grandsons, D. Ted and Dale Thacker, Vernon Gordon and Shirley Richards, Glen and Ray Vernon and Blaine and Francis Palmer, Honorary pallbearers were member of the DUP and the Maeser 2nd Ward Relief Society. Out of town folks were Mr. and Mrs. Al B. Cyrus, Allegan, MI, Mr. and Mrs. John Butler, Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Cora Lyon and James Cyrus, Louisa, KY, Clinton Vernon, Vernon Richards, Robert Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Cheney, Diane and J. C. Cheney and Ada Curtis, all of Salt Lake City, Mr. and Mrs. Morley Vernon, of Orem, UT; Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Richard, Rupert, ID, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Palmer, Monticello, UT and Blaine Palmer and Sharon Combs, Provo, UT. Burial was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Vernal Mortuary. Dedication of the grave was by Harvey McKee. Survivors of Mrs. Vernon are sons and daughters, Al B. Cyrus, Allegan, MI, Mrs. John Butler, Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Buell Lyon, James K. Cyrus, and a brother John Burton, all of Louisa, KY, step children, Mrs. Stella Thacker, Mrs. Bertha Richards, Mrs. Ethel Palmer, Alton J. Vernon, all of Vernal; 32 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1962

 

VINSON, Jake

1917-1962

Jake Vinson, 44, of Lexington, KY formerly of Louisa, who died Sunday, September 16 in a Lexington hospital was buried in the See Cemetery near Louisa following funeral services conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, from the Young Funeral Home. Mr. Vinson was born in Louisa, on December 26, 1917, a son of the late Lace and Laura Carr Vinson. He had lived in Lexington for 15 years. Two sisters live in Indianapolis. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1962

 

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BLANKENSHIP, William Harvey

1875-1962

William Harvey Blankenship, 87, of Route 1, a retired farmer, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital, following an illness of eight months. Mr. Blankenship was born March 30, 1875, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Richard and Julia Coleman Blankenship. He had resided in Lawrence County for 11 years and was a member of the Holiness Church. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Hurt Blankenship, two daughters, Mrs. Fairbanks Hurley and Mrs. Amy Coleman, both of Phelps, KY, two sons, Roy Blankenship and Joseph Blankenship, both of Phelps; and one brother, Frank Blankenship of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the residence with the Rev. Thomas Payne officiating. Burial will be in Kise Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. the body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

BROWN, Charles

1882-1962

Charles Brown, 79, Louisa, formerly of Lexington, KY died Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 p.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an illness of one year. He was born December 11, 1882, son of James and Mary Hunsucker Brown, in Hemp, NC. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and had been married to Birdie White Brown for the past 36 years. he was a retired construction worker. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 16, from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, NC. Survivors include the widow, one son, Paul E. Brown, Salisbury, NC; one daughter, Mrs. Norman Vinson of Dayton, OH; four brothers, Neil Brown, Arthur Brown, Hugh Brown, all of High Point, NC and Dawson Brown of Dublin, VA; 2 grandchildren and 7 nieces and nephews. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1962

 

BURCHETT, Anna (Rose)

1870-1962

Mrs. Anna Burchett, 92, of Route 3, Louisa, died in a local hospital at 3:20 p.m. Sunday after a one year illness. She was born in Elliott County, August 21, 1870, daughter of the late John and Betty Hensley Rose. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and burial was in the Fannin Cemetery at Yatesville. She was a member of the Methodist Church and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Brown, New Boston, OH, and is Mary Burchett of Plain City, OH; four sons, J. L. Burchett, Unionville Center, OH, Orville Burchett of Star Route, Louisa, Albert and Winfred Burchett of Route 3, Louisa, 44 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

CRABTREE, Georgia (Robertson)

1916-1962

Mrs. Georgia Robertson Crabtree, 46, of Fort Gay, route 2, died Sunday in a Beckley, WV hospital after an illness of 12 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the home of the mother, Mrs. Sarah Jane Kitts Robertson of Fort Gay, Route 2, by the Rev. Carmie Webb. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery. Born April 28, 1916, she also was a daughter of the late Samuel Marion Robertson. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Brady Pursley of Akron, OH and Mrs. William Higgins of Wooster, OH; two sons, Damon and Ronnie Crabtree of Wooster, five grandchildren, nine brothers, Taylor, Thelmar, John, Oral, and Luther Robertson of Cleveland, Enoch Robertson of Genoa, WV and James  Ray and Charles Robertson, of Fort Gay, Route 2. The body was taken to the home of the mother on Fort Gay Route 2 from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

CRAWFORD, Pearl (Singer)

Mrs. Pearl Crawford, 70, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, at the Riverview Hospital, Louisa, after a long illness. A native of Nicholas County, she was a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. Survivors are five sons, Raymond Crawford, Port Hueneme, CA, Eugene Crawford, Beverly, MI, Elmer Crawford, Mt. Olivet, Roy E. Crawford, Blaine and Charles Crawford, Carlisle; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Dean Watkins, Nicholas County; a brother, Earl Singer, Falmouth, and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, at the Mathers-Shearer Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Marshall Crouch. Burial was in Carlisle Cemetery. The deceased had made her home with her son, Roy Crawford at Blaine and was well known in this area. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1962

 

DOTY, Glendora (Woods)

Mrs. Glendora Woods Doty, sister of the late John Woods, Sr., and a former resident of Ashland, died at 11 p.m. October 29 in Millersburg, OH, after several months of illness. Born in Lawrence County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Judge William and Mary Bentley Woods. Before her marriage in 1910 to Alfred S. Doty of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Doty was a school teacher and postmistress at Webbville, KY. Several years after her marriage, Mrs. Doty and her family moved to Ashland where she was active in the First Presbyterian Church, an organizer of the Child Welfare League and president of the Condit Parent Teacher Association for several years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at the John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Samuel R. Curry. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Curtis Garver of Millersburg, and one son, Darwin D. Doty of St. Albans, WV; one sister, Mrs. Sally Hankers of Pompano, FL, and one brother, Harlan Woods of Grayson, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

 

DOWDY, Virgie

1889-1962

Mrs. Virgie Dowdy, 78, of Route 1, Webbville, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3 in a Louisa hospital. A native of Blaine, Mrs. Dowdy was born May 22, 1889, a daughter of the late David and Kate Miles Daniels. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Methodist Church on Route 44, Louisa. the Rev. Jack Perry officiated and burial was in Coburn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Daniels of Macon, GA; a son Noah Alley of Orlando, FL, two sisters, Mrs. Belva Daniels of Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Clova May of Columbus, two brothers, Morton Daniels of Route 6, Webbville and Jay Daniels of Robinette, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

 

FRAZIER, Mary Leola (Cook)

1894-1962

Mrs. Mary Leola Frazier, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, November 17, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Williamson Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Lewis Ader officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Williamson. Mrs. Frazier was born on March 8, 1894, at Saulsville, WV, a daughter of the late Elijah and Harriet Sizemore Cook. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, C. E. Frazier, four daughters, Mrs. C. A. Nunn, of Huntington, Mrs. Al Cyrus of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Violas Sammons of Williamson, and Mrs. Ira C. Brown of Louisa; three sons, C. E. Frazier, Jr., of Baltimore, William E. Frazier of Williamson, and Donald Ray Frazier at home; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Parks of Princeton, WV, a brother, Bill Cook of Mullens, WV; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence of Mrs. Sammons Monday morning. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1962

 

HAMMONDS, Lonnie

1962-1962

Lonnie Hammonds, 17 day old son of Lawrence and Mary Whitt Hammonds of Louisa, KY, Route 5, died in a Louisa hospital Friday afternoon October 19. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Pack Cemetery on Louisa Route 5 by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Survivors in addition to the parents include a twin brother and a sister, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hammonds and Mr. and Mrs. John Whitt of Louisa, Route 5. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1962

 

HAY, Ambrose

1876-1962

Ambrose Hay, 86, of Louisa, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Enterprise Baptist Church of Smokey Valley with the Rev. William Lester and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hay was a farmer and painting contractor. He was a charter member of Enterprise Church which was organized in 1892. He was born at Martha, KY, February 19, 1876, a so of the late William and Emily Skaggs Hay. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Haskins of Pontiac, MI, Mrs. Homer Williams, and Miss Ethel Hay of Louisa; a son, Burbage Hay of Pontiac; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

HAYES, Greenville

1874-1962

Greenville, Hayes, 88, of Louisa, died Saturday in a Lowmansville nursing home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Charley, KY Free Will Baptist church with Rev. Jay Preston and Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernie Chandler of Lowmansville, and Miss Verlie Hayes, at home; two sons, Kenneth Hayes of Louisa and Herman Hayes of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1962

 

KELLY, James Steep

1925-1962

James Steep Kelly, of 110 S. Market St., Fredrick, MD died October 11, at 1:15 in the Baltimore City Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of Rodney R. and Lucy Steep Kelly. He was born April 6, 1925 and married to Phyllis Mae Blevins Kelly of Webbville, KY on October 6, 1945. He was a lifelong resident of Frederick, MD. During the past nine years, he was employed at Camp Detrick until his retirement for disability in March of this year. Survivors other than the widow and parents, include two brothers, Kenneth Kelly of Ridgeville, MD and Randolph Kelly of Araby, MD; two sisters, Mrs. C. Philip Rommenburger and Mrs. Howard Haynes of Buckeystown, MD. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14, from the Dailey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clark officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1962

 

MARCUM, John, Jr.

1933-1962

John Marcum, Jr., 29, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Crum, WV, was killed at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in an automobile accident near Prichard, WV. Born in Crum, October 28, 1933, Mr. Marcum was the son of Mrs. Edna Parsley Marcum and the late Harlan Marcum. He was a carpenter for the Gene Adams Contractor Co., in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ratcliff Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his widow, Mrs. Judith Ratcliff Marcum; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Marcum, at home; four sisters, Mrs. John B. Sammons, Route 1, Kermit, WV, Mrs. Dixie Marcum, Mrs. George Crum, and Mrs. Bob Kerns, all of Norfolk, VA; and six brothers, Kim, Herman, Thurman, Charles and James, all of Crum and Emory of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

MAYNARD, Sam V.

1875-1962

The Rev. Sam V. Maynard, 87, of Louisa Route 2, died Thursday morning, November 22, at the home of a son, S. V. Maynard, Jr., Louisa route 2. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth United Baptist Church on Louisa Route 5, by the Rev. Arch Thompson. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery there. An ordained United Baptist minister for more than 50 years, he was born May 30, 1875, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Lewis and Emma Peters Maynard. His wife, Mrs. Fannie Branham Maynard, died in 1938. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Erma Fluty and Mrs. Gladys Goble of Louisa Route 5 and Mrs. Viva Collins of Louisa Route 2; a brother, Dan Maynard of Louisa, Route 5, a half sister, Mrs. Wilma Hammonds of Louisa, Route 1, three half brothers,  Frank and McKinley Maynard of Glenhayes, WV and Laurel Maynard of Louisa, Route 5, 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

PRINCE, Effie (Nolan)

1905-1962

Mrs. Effie Nola Prince, 57, of Adams, KY, died Saturday. She was born February 5,1905, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Glen Clarkston Nola and the late Ferguson Nolan and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Mason Prince, one daughter, Mrs. Hansel Stephens, Adams, KY; four sons, Manley and Milt Prince, Columbus, OH, John Prince, Adams, KY, and Wilson Prince, Ft. Eustas, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Millard Roberts, Mrs. Tommy Osborne, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willy Ramey and Mrs. Nannie Gartin, Raceland, KY, five brothers, Leon and Vipi Nolan, Louisa, Richard Nolan, Stockdale, OH, Willard and Herbert Nolan, Mansfield, OH and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Walnut Gap Methodist Church at Dry Ridge, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Prince Cemetery, Adams, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1962

 

STONE, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Stone, 42, of Newport Beach, CA, formerly of Louisa, died of a heart attack October 14 on the beach near his home. Mr. Stone was the son of Mrs. Lou Gearhart Stone and the late R. A. Stone. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Baltz Mortuary of Corona del Mar, CA with Dr. Ewing Hudson of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was made in the Pacific View Memorial Park, CA. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elaine Stone; two sons, Gregory and Blair, at home, his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Haskell Price, Louisa, Mrs. Gene Stewart, Pikeville, KY and Mrs. James Pickrell, Ashland, KY; three brothers, Richard, Lucian and Cam Layne Stone, all of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

 

SWETNAM, Luther W.

1899-1962

Luther W. Swetnam, 63, a lifelong resident of Louisa died at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one year. He was employed for 30 years as custodian of the First National Bank and the Louisa Methodist Church until his retirement six months ago because of ill health. Mr. Swetnam was born August 17,1899, at Louisa, a son of the late George and Emma Ewing Swetnam. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cecil Hill of Huntington and the Rev. W. L. Stratton of Louisa officiated and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Anthony, Wayne, PA, a son, George W. Swetnam, of Detroit, and 5 grandchildren. The deceased, a highly respected citizen, was preceded in death a few months ago by his wife, Emily Garred Swetnam. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1962

 

VAUGHAN, Alexander

1887-1962

Alexander Vaughan, 75, of 3315 Springhaven Street, Catlettsburg, KY retired Union Carbide employee, died Thursday, November 8, at 3 p.m. in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, after several months illness. He was the father of Dr. D. G. Vaughan of Louisa. Mr. Vaughan was born June 13, 1887, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Gabriel and Sarah Holbrook Vaughan. A veteran of World War I, he had been a resident of Catlettsburg for 40 years. He retired from Union Carbide Chemicals Company 11 years ago. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Spradlin Vaughan, died in 1956. Surviving are three sons, Alex Vaughan, JR., Burnaugh, James M. Vaughan, Davenport, IA, and Dr. Donald G. Vaughan, Louisa. five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Caldwell, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Troy Akers and Mrs. Raymond Eaton, all of New Carlisle, OH, Mrs. Frank Johnson, Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Mary Mullins with whom he resided; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Catlettsburg Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Sam Sloan and the Rev. Marvin Duncan. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1962

 

WALLACE, Eugene

1875-1962

Eugene Wallace, 87, of Clifford, KY, died in a Louisa, KY hospital Monday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services for the retired carpenter and farmer were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5. Mr. Wallace was born January 18, 1875, a son of the late John and Nannie Branham Wallace. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Porter of Ashland, a brother, Millard Wallace of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News. November 8, 1962

 

WEBB, Henry Howard

1870-1962

Henry Howard Webb, 82, well known resident of Dennis, Louisa, Star Route, died Saturday night at his home after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at Dennis. He was born December 11, 1870 in Lawrence County, a son of the late A. J. and Mary Elizabeth Childers Webb. His wife, Mrs. Connie Scruggs Webb, died last April. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Bill King of Creston, OH, Mrs. Clyde McComas of Prichard, WV, Miss Evelyn Webb of Russell, KY, Miss Alta Marie Webb, at home, Miss Mildred Webb of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Madge Wray Clevesilla of Anchorage, Alaska; six sons,  James Mason Webb of Wellington, OH, Philip Webb of Fort Worth, TX, Everett, Hager, Leonard and Bradford Webb, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Compton of Louisville, KY, Mrs. Cora Thompson and Miss Belle Webb of Ashland, and Mrs. Hattie Neal of Louisa, three brothers, Andy Webb of Dennis, Cyrus Webb of Circleville, OH, and Lafe Webb of Cincinnati, and 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken to the home at 5 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1962

 

WHEELER, Artie Margaret (Justice)

1880-1962

Mrs. Artie Margaret Wheeler, 82, of Route 1 Ashland, died at 5:05 a.m. Monday October 29, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an illness of two weeks. A native of Lawrence county, Mrs. Wheeler was born September 21, 1880, a daughter of the late John and Mary Cordle Justice. She had been a resident of Boyd County 17 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors .... can't read the rest. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

 

WHEELER, Cheatwood

1900-1962

Cheatwood Wheeler, 62, Blaine, KY died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday November 3, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. A sawmill operator, he was born April 13, 1900, in Blaine, a son of C. C. Wheeler and the late Willie Cyrus Wheeler. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his father are his widow, Mrs. Emma Bays Wheeler, four daughters, Mrs. Bert Thompson, Lockwood, MI, Mrs. Ishmael Lester, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Floyd Jitters, Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Carson Gilliam, Ashland, five sons, Jesse and Earl Wheeler, Dayton, Jeff Wheeler, Blaine, Elwood Wheeler, Columbus, OH and Paul Wheeler, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Wellman, Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Walter Thompson, Florida, Mrs. Charles Abrams, Ashland, three brothers, Joe and Jim Wheeler, Ashland, and C. C. Wheeler, Jr., Blaine, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of God in Blaine. The Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiated, and burial was in Castle Cemetery. Pallbearers were David B. Whites, JR., and Charles Vinson, Frankfort, KY, Nile Ball, Adams, KY, Scott Kazee, Roy Crawford, L. A. Lyon and Cassie Kelly of Blaine, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

 

WOODS, Ray

1893-1962

Ray E. Woods, 68, a retired merchant of Webbville, KY, died October 31, at his home after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Grayson, KY Christian Church with the Rev. Everett Keiger officiating. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge conducting graveside rites. Born November 29, 1893, in Johnson County, KKY, he was a son of the late James and Rose Butler Woods. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Willard KY Lodge F & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lula Houck Woods three daughters, Mrs. Vivian McCoy of Grayson, Mrs. Helen Kitchen of Ashland, and Mrs. Maggie Thompson of Webbville; three sons, James, Ralph and Ray Woods, of Grayson, 11 grandchildren, a brother, Ray Woods of Holly Hill, CA and three sisters, Mrs. Mae Wilson of Webbville, Mrs. Hester Boggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Milt Stansbury of Louisa. The body was taken to the residence at 9 a.m. Friday from the Satterly Phillips Funeral Home at Grayson. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1962

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ADAMS, Rube Franklin

1878-1962

Rube Franklin Adams, 84, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died at his home Wednesday, December 5, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Dennis Chapel , near Webbville with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1. Mr. Adams was born at Webbville, Route 1, June 7,1 878, a son of the late Felix and America Young Adams. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Rebecca Adams, died in August. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shirla Kitchen of Louisa, route 4, two sons, Willie Adams of Midland, PA and Leonard Adams of Webbville Route 1, a sister, Miss Virgie Adams of Midland; two brothers Cecil Adams of Midland and Charlie Adams of Woodstock, OH; and 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

BOGGS, Myrtle Mae (Boggs)

1882-1962

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Boggs, 80, of Blaine, KY, died at her home Thursday, at 6:15 a.m. following a two-week illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from Caines Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Elmer Burchwell officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cherokee, KY. She was born at Blaine, August 11, 1882, a daughter of the late James and Hannah Gambill Boggs. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Flurnoy Boggs, a daughter, Mrs. Ed Wiler of Blaine, a son, Clyde Boggs of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Stambaugh of Baltimore, OH and Mrs. Lon Steele of Blaine; three brothers, Charles Boggs of Croton, OH, Okie Boggs of Ashland and W. J. Boggs of Franklin, OH; and 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home Friday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

BURTON, William David

1880-1962

William David Burton, 82, Buchanan, KY, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at his residence following an illness of three months. He was born March 18, 1880, in Buchanan, a son of the late A. J. and Mary Collinsworth Burton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maxine Frazier Burton, a son, Billy Ray Burton, Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Sam Compton, Route 4, Louisa, 10 nieces and six nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

CHILDRESS, Quincy A.

1880-1962

Quincy A. Childress, 81, of Louisa Route 1, died Wednesday, December 5, at his home after an illness of about a year and a half. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from Moore's Chapel on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wooten Cemetery on Louisa, route 1. He was born December 23, 1880, on Louisa Route 2, a son of the late Richard and Jane Wooten Childress. A farmer, he served as custodian for the Louisa Grade School before retiring four years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Arvie Hughes Childress, to whom he had been married 53 years; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Pigg of Columbus, and Mrs. Ed Daniels and Mrs. Ed Miller of Louisa, Route 1, a son, Ray Childress of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. E. F. Millem of Santa Monica, CA, Mrs. D. C. Hughes of Fleming, KY, Mrs. Bill Franks of Big Stone Gap, VA and Mrs. John Rose of Ashland; three brothers, Bozier Childress of English, WV, Bert Childress of Texas and Grover Childress of Cincinnati; and 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

CORDLE, Nancy Jane (Cordle)

1879-1962

Mrs. Nancy Jane Cordle, 83, formerly of Cordell, KY, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a son, A. O. Cordle in Columbus, OH following an illness of three weeks. A native of Cordell, Mrs. Cordle was born January 16, 1879 a daughter of the late Winfred and Mary Adams Cordle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarret Cordle and the Rev. Arthur Morris officiating and burial was in the family cemetery at Cordell. Surviving are four other sons, Cushman and Ted Cordle of Columbus, Gomez Cordle of Chester, PA, and Billy Cordle of Kenova; a sister, Mrs. M. M. Baker of Ashland, six brothers, Willie Cordle of Blaine, Russ, Sam, Lot and Minyard Cordle of Ashland and Monroe Cordle of Adams. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

FAIRCHILD, Gay

1914-1962

Gay Fairchild, 48, of Louisa, Route 2, died Wednesday, November 28, while at work at the Louisa Supply Co. An attending physician said the shipping department employee suffered a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Mr. Fairchild was born in Johnson County, KY, September 20, 1914, a son of the late George N. and Alice Lemaster Fairchild. He had been an employee of the supply company for more than two years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mildred Caudill Fairchild; three daughters,  Mrs. Iris Perry and Mrs. Eugene Slone of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Bill Cyrus of Catlettsburg, Route 2, four sons, Roger Fairchild of Huntington and Jack O., Billy Joe and Hager E. Fairchild of Louisa Route, 2; two sisters, Mrs. Scott Watts and Mrs. Alva Mayo of Huntington; two brothers, E. J. Fairchild of Louisa Route 2 and Elbert Fairchild of Paintsville and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

FANNIN, Laura (Justice)

1895-1962

Mrs. Laura J. Fannin, 67, of Route 4, Louisa, died Monday afternoon in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, following an illness of 10 days. She was a retired teacher in the Lawrence County school system. A native of Lawrence County, she was born August 19,1 895, a daughter of the late Elias and Queen Victoria Noel Justice. Mrs. Fannin formerly resided in Ashland and was a member of Central Baptist Church there. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Garrett Methodist Chapel, Route 4, Louisa with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery in Boyd County. Surviving are the husband, Haskell L. Fannin; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford R. Reeves of Russell and Mrs. Albert G. Schneider of Remstein, Germany; two sons, Harold and Robert Fannin of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Orndorff of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Eads of Charleston; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1962

 

FRASHER, Albert

1886-1962

Mr. Albert Frasher, 77, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, December 4, 10:15 a.m. at his home following an illness of two years. The deceased, a retired employee of the N & W Railway since 1949, had been married to Nannie Carver Frasher, who survives, for 42 years. He was born at Fort Gay, February 6, 1886, a son of the late Elisha and Cora Frashier Frasher. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Vinson Lodge No. 66 A F and AM, Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 6, at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in the Fort Gay Cemetery, with the Masonic Order conducting graveside rites. Survivors, other than the widow, include two sisters, Mrs. Zenas Lycan, Fort Gay, Route 1, and Mrs. Norman Russell, Pomeroy, OH; and a half brother, Sollie Rowe, of Fort Gay. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

HAYES, Carl Edwin

1923-1962

Funeral services for Patrolman Carl Edwin Hayes, 39, Grant St., Springvale, CT, formerly of Louisa, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at 61 Main St. Springvale. the Rev. Alfred H. Ives, minister of the Sanford Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Hayes, a patrolman of the Sanford (CT) Police Department for the past 12 years, died suddenly Wednesday evening, November 28 of a coronary attack at police headquarters. Born at Adams, KY, October 21, 1923, son of Mrs. W. A. Hayes of Louisa and the late Dr. Hayes, he had resided in Springvale for the last 16 years. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy Air Force aboard aircraft carriers in the Asiatic Theater of Operations. For his many flights over enemy territory he was awarded the Air Medal with two gold stars and was given other citations during his tour of duty. In addition to his work as a police officer and investigator, he was a licensed aviation instructor working at Sky Haven, Rochester, NH. He held commercial pilot instrument rating and was a member of the Quiet Birdmen, a national flying club. He is survived by his widow, the former Betty Carpenter; his mother, Mrs. W. A. Hayes, Louisa, KY, a son, William Hayes of Ohio; a step son, James A. Webber, and a daughter, Karla S. Hayes, both of Springvale; a brother, Jefferson Hayes, Trotwood, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Sue Sharpe, Alamagarde, NM and Mrs. Ruth Thompson, Ashland, KY. Interment was in Oakdale Cemetery, Springvale. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

HILLMAN, Mae Lavone

1960-1962

Mae Lavone Hillman, 2 year old daughter of Ollie G. and Joan Workman Hillman, Star Route Louisa, died Tuesday, December 4, at 3 a.m. She was born May 27, 1960, at Louisa. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Diamond Cemetery, Louisa Star Route. Survivors include the parents, a brother, Harvey Joe Hillman, at home; grandparents, Mrs. Elsie Collins, Route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Addie Workman, Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

JUSTICE, Addie (Wessel)

1873-1962

Addie W. Justice, 89, of 152 S. Seymour St., Napa, CA, died at a local nursing home. She had been ill for one week. She was born in Ironton, OH, April 4, 1873. Mrs. Justice was educated in Ironton. She was married to the late S. J. Justice, July 27, 1893, in Ironton.  They lived in Louisa for many years where she was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Her husband died in 1940 and she then moved to Napa to make her home with her son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Justice. Survivors include two sons, Clifford Justice of Napa and S. A. Justice of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Stewart of Los Angeles and Mrs. Elizabeth Cosley of Kansas City, KS; a brother, John Wessel of Akron, OH; and a grandson, Jefferson Justice of Oakland. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 10, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Erwin Bollinger officiating at the chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Home, Napa. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, OH, beside her husband and a son, Earl. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1962

 

PERRY, Grace  (Holbrook)

1906-1962

Mrs. Grace Perry, 56, of Grove City, OH, died Friday, November 21, in a Columbus, OH, hospital. She was born August 8, 1906, a daughter of the late Cape and Josephine Thompson Holbrook, route 1, Webbville, KY. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m. from the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating, and under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville. The body remained at the funeral home. Survivors include the husband, George Perry, Grove City, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Buck, Grove City and Mrs. Louisa Cupp, Columbus; one son, Raymond Daniels, Hilliards, OH; one brother, Roscoe Daniels, of Webbville, Route 1. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

RAINES, John B.

1877-1962

John B. Raines, 85, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday at the home of a son, Elwood H. Raines, of Fort Gay, Route 2, after an illness of two and one-half months. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Bartram Chapel Methodist Church on Fort Gay, Route 2 with the Rev. Willie W. Moore and the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Raines was born April 11, 1877, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Preston and Amanda Webb Raines. He was a member of Bartram Chapel and served in the Spanish-American War. He was a well-known farmer in the area. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Williamson of Lancaster, CA, and Mrs. Lyda Plymale of Huntington, a brother, Charley Raines of Fort Gay Route 2, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Crutcher of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Frances Meek of Huntington, and Mrs. Nancy Walker of Kenova; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

ROBERTS, Della

 

1890-1962

Miss Della Roberts, 72, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 2, died Wednesday, December 12, in a Louisa hospital following a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Rice, the Rev. Wayne Thompson and the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Miss Roberts was born in Wayne County, October 21, 1890, a daughter of the late Johnny and Virgie Thompson Roberts. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruth Harless of Kermit, WV, and a niece, Mrs. Nathan Sword of Fort Gay, Route 2. The body was taken to the Sword home Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1962

 

 

SAMMONS, Jack C.

1901-1962

Jack C. Sammons, 61, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, Wednesday, November 28. Funeral and burial took place Saturday, December 1, at Beaufort, SC his home town. Mr. Sammons was a retired Naval Officer of the U. S. Geodetic Survey branch of the Navy. He was born July 11, 1901 and reared in Louisa, KY. He was a son of the late William and Minnie Roberts Sammons, his mother, having died in January, 1962. Survivors, include the widow, Mrs. Angie Luther Sammons of Beaufort, three sons, William, Jack, Jr., and James Sammons at home; a brother, Henry F. Sammons of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Derifield of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Ruth Nasser of Huntington, WV; a half brother, O. W. Sammons of Parkersburg, WV, and an uncle, Everette Roberts of Lawrence County, KY; three nephews, five nieces and a number of cousins. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1962

 

SMITH, Henry

1897-1962

Henry Smith, 65, of Meta, KY, died Friday, November 30, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kermit Pinkerton of Louisa, Route 2. A retired timberman, he was born January 29, 1897, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late James and Rebecca Jude Smith. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor Smith, five sons, Kelsae James Smith of Varney, KY, Mont and Troy Smith of Pontiac, MI, Leroy Smith of New York and Hoover Smith at home; four other daughters, Mrs. Marvin Robinett, Mrs. Earl Hall, Mrs. Alfred Stewart and Mrs. Dorsey Hazlett of Pontiac; three brothers, Harrison Smith of Pikeville, KY, Floyd Smith of McClure, KY and Walter Smith of Varney; two sisters, Mrs. Grayson Robinett of Varney and Mrs. Thomas Case of Chattaroy, WV and 19 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the J. W. Call Funeral Home, Pikeville and then removed to the home of a son, Kelsie J. Smith. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Meta Regular Baptist Church with the Rev. Edd May officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Varney, KY. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

WELLMAN, Corilda (Bates)

1885-1962

Mrs. Corilda Wellman, 77, of Louisa, KY, died in a local hospital Thursday, at 6:20 a.m. after a five month illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman was born at Blaine, KY, January 2, 1885, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Corilda Thompson Bates. She was a member of the Blaine Christian Church. Her husband, Martin P. Wellman died March 18, 1959. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Adams and Mrs. Norman Osborn, both of Columbus, OH, Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

WILLIAMSON, John Lever

1909-1962

John Lever Williamson, 53, of 110 Lock Street, Louisa, died Friday, in a Louisa hospital after a week's illness. Mr. Williamson was an employee of the Louisa Water Co., a veteran of World War II, and was born at Clifford, KY, July 22, 1909. He was a son of Mrs. Fallie Frazier Williamson and the late Richard Kelvin Williamson. Surviving in addition to the mother are the widow, Mrs. Sallie Belcher Williamson; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickerson of Stambaugh, KY, Mrs. Frances Workman of Mann, WV, Mrs. Flora Molick of Cleveland, and Mrs. Irene McKenzie of Louisa; and three brothers, Bill and Andy Williamson of Louisa and Jim Williamson of Cleveland. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1962

 

 

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