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BARTRAM, Earl

1932-1963

Earl Bartram, 30, of Genoa Route 1, WV, died Tuesday in an ambulance en route from Louisa to a Huntington hospital. He was stricken ill Monday and hospitalized at Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating, and burial will be in the Bartram Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. He was born at Kenova on July 24, 1932, son of Mrs. Lizzie Wilson Bartram of Genoa Route 1 and the late Benjamin H. Bartram. He served in the Army and was stationed at Germany. Survivors in addition to the mother are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Sturgill Bartram; three daughters, Vaun, Debra and Brenda Bartram, and two sons, Kenneth and Ernest Bartram, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Ella Workman of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Mary Cyrus of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Blanche Smith of Holden, WV, Mrs. Leila Hobbs of Tarpon Springs, FL and Mrs. Louise Dingess of Chicago; and five brothers, Minnis Bartram of Alco, Sherman, Hobert and Arley Bartram of Huntington and Milton Bartram of Chapmanville, WV. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

BEAIRE, Samuel L.

1879-1962

Funeral services for 83 year old Samuel L. Beaire, a retired Fort Gay grocer, who died last Friday night in a Louisa hospital. He had been in ill health for the past four years. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the Salt Petre Community Church one hour before services. The Rev. J. C. Hager officiated. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre. Born at Fort Gay, route 2, May 27, 1879, son of the late Jolliffe D. and Nancy Adkins Beaire, he was a Fort Gay grocer for 30 years prior to his retirement five years ago. He was a member of the Louisa Christian Church. Survivors include the widow, Alma Hall Beaire; two daughters, Mrs. Jess B. Adkins and Mrs. John W. Riffe of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. James Wheeler of Circleville, OH, 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

BLACK, Darrell Wayne

1962-1963

Darrell Wayne Black, 3 month old son of Carl and Arlene Bellomy Black of Buchanan, KY, died Wednesday, January 2, at his home after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Kavanaugh Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Black Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Additional survivors include three brothers,  Mark Anthony, Frank Herbert and Richard Allen Black, at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Madeline Bellomy of Buchanan. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

BRANHAM, Katie (Maynard)

1874-1963

Mrs. Katie Branham, 88, of Louisa, Route 5, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Strother Branham, was buried in the Branham Cemetery following funeral services conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the New Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Ottis Dillon and the Rev. Albert Maynard officiating. She was born in Wayne County, on April 4,, 1874, a daughter of the late Charles and Delphia Adkins Maynard. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 56 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Marcum of Louisa Route 5 and Mrs. Bessie Belcher of Warren, OH; eight sons, Taylor, Strother, E. M. and the Rev. Sammy Branham, of Louisa Route 5, Owen Branham of Brooksville, OH, Anderson Branham of Richmond, VA, Clifford Branham of McVeigh, KY and Gilbert Branham of Red Jacket, WV and 46 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the Rev. Sammy Branham from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

BROMLEY, C. B. (Cullie)

1881-1963

C. B. (Cullie) Bromley, 81, 306 Franklin Street, Louisa, KY, died Monday afternoon at his home after a long illness. He was a retired merchant. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton and the Rev. J. L. Grayson officiating. Burial was in the Vaughan Cemetery. Born February 19, 1881 at Fort Gay, WV, he was a son of the late Samuel and Belle Bartram Bromley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martellia Vaughan Bromley; a son, R. A. Bromley of Huntington and five sisters, Miss Sue Bromley, Mrs. George McAlpin and Mrs. Kenneth Blake, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Bill Boatright of New Jersey and Mrs. George Skeens of Maryland. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

CAIN, Arthur Russell "Unk"

1892-1963

Arthur Russell "Unk" Cain, 70, a former mayor of Louisa, died Sunday morning at his home, 107 Madison Street, Louisa, following a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church of Louisa with the Rev. William L. Stratton and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by members of W.O. Johnson Post 83, American Legion and Louisa Post 6103, Veterans of Foreign Ward, of which he was a member. Born October 15, 1892, in Inez, KY, a son of the late W. T. and Sarah A. Copley Cain, he lived most of his life in Louisa. Hew was a veteran of World War I. He was associated with his brothers in the construction business, was elected mayor of Louisa in 1929, and for several years operated a billiard parlor in Louisa. He retired in 1962. Survivors include three brothers, W. T., Fred F. and Arlie V. Cain of Louisa. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home at the home of a brother, A. V. Cain, at Powhatan and Boone Streets, Louisa, Monday at 3 p.m. and taken to the church one hour before the services. Pallbearers: active, Leon J. B. Hughes, J. N. Marcum, Andrew York, M. S. rice and Clyde Daniels, Honorary, Dr. J. E. Carter, Dr. Philip Carter, Dr. C. E. Skaggs, Lon Hewlett, E. E. Adams, R. A. Wilson, Bobby Vinson, Arbie Weaver, J. B. Kinstler, tom Hayes, Jr., G. R. Burgess and George Hall, of Kermit, WV. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

CARTMELL, Greenville K.

1887-1963

Greenville K. Cartmell, 75, of Buchanan, KY, died in a Louisa hospital, Thursday, January 17. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born at Buchanan on March 8, 1887, a son of the late Thomas and Alice Estep Cartmell. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stewart Cartmell; 3 daughters, Mrs. Earl Williamson and Mrs. Robert A. Roberts of Buchanan and Mrs. Charles Dixon of Catlettsburg; two sons, Thomas G. and James R. Cartmell of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Colley and Mrs. Robert Horton of Miami Beach, FL; and 11 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

CHANDLER, Mary Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick)

1864-1963

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chandler, 98,  of 109 Boone Street, Louisa, died Tuesday at 7:55 p.m. after an illness of one year. Born October 23, 1864,at Richardson, KY, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Williamson Fitzpatrick. She was member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, James Henry Chandler, preceded her in 1940. Survivors include one son, Tobie Chandler, Louisa; six nieces, one nephew, Jim Fitzpatrick of Webb, WV; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

CHANDLER, Mary Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick)

Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chandler, 98, of Louisa, who died Tuesday night, January 29, at her home, 109 Boone Street. The services were officiated by the Rev. William W. Moore and burial was in the Chandler Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. A former resident of Georges Creek, KY, she had lived at Louisa for the past 20 years. She was born October 23, 1864, at Richardson, KY, a daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Williamson Fitzpatrick, and had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 60 years. She was the widow of James Henry Chandler, who died in 1940, Survivors include a son, Tobie Chandler, of Louisa; a step daughter, Mrs. Grace Boyd of Louisa and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

CHAPMAN, James Edward

1881-1963

James Edward Chapman, 81, of Louisa, Route 5, a retired road worker, died on Thursday, December 27, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Homer Miller officiating. Burial was in the Chapman Cemetery on Route 5. Born April 2, 1881, at Donathan, KY, he was a son of the late Houston and Sarah Bennett Chapman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Betty Walker Chapman, a son, Emory Chapman of Beauty, KY, a daughter, Mrs. Delsa Bowen and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Hattie Branham, of Louisa Route 5, two brothers, John Chapman of Catlettsburg and Robert Chapman of Albany, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Nan Pope of Louisa and Mrs. Florence Moorham of Florida and 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

CLAYTON, Mittie (Vaughn)

1872-1963

Mrs. Mittie Vaughn Clayton, 90, 309 Clay St., Louisa, died Wednesday, January 16, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was the widow of Lawrence County Judge J. B. Clayton, who died in 1942. Born January 21,1872, at Wayne, WV, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Sultenna Wilson Vaughn. She had been a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa for 69 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Don Cummings of Pikeville, KY; two sons, Dr. M. B. Clayton, a surgeon in Washington, D. C. and Walter S. Clayton of Matewan, WV; a sister, Mrs. John Huff of Greeley, CO and five grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

CONLEY, Lourissa (Salmons)

1884-1963

Mrs. Lourissa Salmons Conley, 78, of 316 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Friday at 12:55 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Church of Louisa, of which she was a member with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born February 21, 1884, at Missouri Branch, WV, a daughter of the late Roland D. and Nancy Jarrell Salmons, and was the widow of John Conley, who died in 1944. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sadie Ward of South Point, OH, Route 1, Mrs. T. H. Hardin of Ashland, and Mrs. Daniel A. Harmon of Louisa, with whom she made her home, and 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken Saturday morning from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

DOWDEN, James Kelly

1937-1963

James Kelly Dowden, 25, of Fort Gay, Route 1, was dead on arrival at a Huntington hospital Tuesday, January 22. He had been ill for 3 year4s. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the home of a sister, Mrs. John Nealy, Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating and burial was in the Dowden Cemetery. He was born at Chattaroy, WV on December 26, 1937, a son of Kelly and Martha Davis Dowden of the Fort Gay address. Survivors in addition to the parents and Mrs. Nealy are six other sisters, Mrs. John Earl Nix of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Harry Nix and Mrs. Milton Fraley of Fort Gay, Route 1, Mrs. J. D. Fraley of Naples, Italy and Bonnie Sue and Connie Gail Dowden at home; two brothers, Edward Ray Dowden of Columbus and John William Dowden of Fort  Gay Route 1, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Louisa Route 1. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Janaury 31, 1963

 

ENDICOTT, Emaline (Marcum)

Emaline Endicott, 42, of Rariden, OH, died Friday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Job, KY Friendship United Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Branham and the Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Marion Endicott; three sons, William and Don Endicott, both at home and Bennie Endicott of Columbus, the father, William Marcum of Louisa; four brothers, Keither and Haskell Marcum, both of Columbus, Everett Marcum of Allen, KY and James Marcum of Louisa; five sisters, Miss Aline Marcum, Mrs. Carl Horn, Mrs. Homer Pack, and Mrs. Roy Endicott, all of Louisa and Mrs. Frank Endicott of Arvin, TX. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

ENDICOTT, Stella (Whitt)

Mrs. Stella Endicott, 80, of Louisa, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Job, KY Friendship United Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Branham and Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Cecil Endicott of Louisa and Delbert Endicott of Wallbridge, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Endicott, Mrs. Delma Burke and Mrs. Esta Marcum, all of Louisa; three brothers, Allen and John Whitt, both of Louisa and Charles Whitt, of Summit, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Arville Marcum, and Mrs. Minnie Marcum, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Oma Jackson of Kermit, WV, 26 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Esta Marcum residence Sunday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

FERGUSON, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Ferguson, 77, retired builder, died Thursday, January 24, at his home at 1401 Court Street, Sanford, FL. A native of Louisa, he had lived in Florida for the past 15 years, going there from Columbus, OH. Survivors include his widow, Ary Elizabeth of Sanford; one son, Olus, of Sanford; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene Romaine, Casselberry, Mr. Glenn Price, Mrs. George Scott of Sandford, Mrs. Louise Smith of Greenville, SC, Mrs. Burke Looney, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Kimball of Columbus and Miss Clara May Ferguson of Cleveland, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held at the Central Baptist Church where Mr. Ferguson served as a deacon, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gail Smith officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Sanford. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Women's Auxiliary of Seminole Memorial Hospital in care of Mrs. C. E. Butler, 34 Valencia Circle, DeBary, to provide funds to purchase special equipment for bed-ridden patients. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

FRALEY, Milton

Milton Fraley, 64, Louisa died Tuesday, December 25, at 2:30 p.m. at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery near Louisa. A stonemason, he had lived at Louisa for 15 years. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Robinette Fraley. His wife, Mrs. Ivory Justice Fraley, died about 30 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pansy Childress of Flemington, NJ; four sons, Otis Fraley of Catlettsburg, Will Fraley of Huntington; James Fraley of Flemington and Milton Fraley of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ball of Louisa and two brothers, the Rev. W. T. Fraley of Louisa and Ernest F. Fraley of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

FRASURE, Crilda (Carter)

1879-1963

Crilda Carter Frasure, 83, of Grove City, OH, died Monday, January 14, 3:08 a.m. after an illness of six months. She was born September 28, 1879, at Ellen, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Berry Carter. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was married to Robert Frasure. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cassie Douglas, one son, Luther Adams, Grove City; three sister, Mrs. Mollie Muncy, Mrs. Josephine Moore, of Louisa, Mrs. John S. Young of Winchester, KY; one brother, George Carter, of Louisa; 4 grandchildren, 3 stepson and 3 stepdaughters, The body remained at the funeral home and was taken to the chapel one hour before services. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

FRAZIER, Ricky

1962-1963

Ricky Frazier, 8 month old son of Max and Edith Doss Frazier of Fort Gay RFD, died Friday, January 25, at the home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating, and burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents include, five sisters, Rita Gail, Tina Sue, Kathy and Jenny Lou Frazier at home and Mrs. Owen Marcum, Louisa, Route 4; seven brothers, Billy Frazier of Fort Gay, Route 2, Charles and James Frazier of Mansfield, OH, and Max, Jerry, Michael and Danny Frazier, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doss of Fort Gay, Route 1 and Mrs. Jenny Frazier, Route 2 Louisa. The body was taken to the home at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Janaury 31, 1963

 

GRIFFITH, James Nelson

1880-1962

James Nelson Griffith, 82, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday en route to a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Emerson Collier, the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery at Martha. He was born January 5, 1880, a son of the late Milton and Jane Boggs Griffith. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Ramey Griffith; two daughters, Mrs. Max Smith of Louisa and Mrs. Audie Romine of Cleveland; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Steele of Columbus, a stepson, Junior Williams of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee Boggs of Blaine and Mrs. Susan Sturgill of Reynoldsburg, OH; three brothers, Harry, Sherman and John Griffith of Blaine and five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

HICKMAN, William Henry

1900-1962

William Henry Hickman, 62, of Beauty, KY, died in a Lexington hospital Thursday night, December 27. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Beauty Church of Christ with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. Born January 22, 1900, in Wirt County, WV, he was a son of the late W. L. and Sarah Robinson Hickman. Survivors include a son, Troy Hickman, a daughter, Mrs. Dorcas Collier; three brothers, Willis, Luster and Herman Hickman and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Chapman and Mrs. Jessie Muncy, all of Beauty. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

JOHNSON, Charles Mason

1881-1962

Charles Mason Johnson, 81, of Glenhayes, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Wednesday, January 2, following a four month illness. Funeral services for the retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating, and burial was in Bonham Cemetery at Glenhayes. He was born in Carter County, KY, February 12, 1881, a son of the late Jesse and Lucy Ramey Johnson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Evaline James Johnson, a daughter, Mrs. Truman Ball of New Richmond, WV, two sons, the Rev. Frank Johnson of Williamson and J. W. Johnson of Mount Sterling, KY; a sister, Mrs. Jenny Fultz of Dallas, TX; and 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

KAMM, Frank, Jr.

Frank Kamm, Jr., 42, of Huntsville, Ala., died suddenly January 11 of a heart attack at Cape Canaveral, FL, where he had gone on a business trip for the Chrysler Corporation, of which he was an employee. Funeral services were conducted from the Laughlin Services Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Short officiating and burial was made in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Huntsville. Mr. Kamm is survived by his widow, the former Mary J. Sammons Kamm and two sons, Larry and Gregory at home, his father, Frank Kamm of Kentucky and his mother, Mrs. Hazel Kamm of Wyandotte, MI. Pallbearers were Roy, Fred and Linzy Sammons, James Bush, James Chandler and William Dunaway. Mr. Kamm visited here with his wife and sons about two years ago and the many friends of the family will regret to learn of his passing. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

KITCHEN, Birdie (Leadingham)

1904-1963

Mrs. Birdie Kitchen, 58, of Turkey Creek, KY, died last Saturday night in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the residence by Elders Harrison Bevans, Ken Varney and Wiley Coffey. Burial was in the family cemetery at Turkey Creek. The widow of James Kitchen, who died last August, she was born October 25, 1904, in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Jemima Carroll Leadingham. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church at Turkey Creek. Survivors include two sons, Woodrow Kitchen of Turkey Creek and Reuben Kitchen of Ashland; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, William Leadingham of Franklin Furnace, OH; and four sisters, Mrs. Florence Bevans of Vermillion, OH, Mrs. Jake Kitchen of Turkey Creek, Mrs. Hattie Mutters of Marion, OH and Mrs. Goldie Burchett of Louisa. The body was taken to the residence Monday from the Allen Funeral Home at Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

LYON, Goldie (McKenzie)

1902-1962

Mrs. Goldie McKenzie Lyon, 60, of Keaton, KY, died Wednesday night, December 19 at a Danville, KY hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday December 23, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. T. Bailey officiating, and burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Blaine. She was born at Flat Gap, KY, a daughter of the late Merdie and Sarah Kazee McKenzie. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Fisher, Lynchburg, VA; a son, Eugene Lyon of Portsmouth, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Harrison Bailey of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Harry Luce of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Earl, Roscoe and Bill McKenzie of Beckley, WV and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

MAYNARD, John

1876-1963

John Maynard, 86, Route 2, Louisa, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at a Louisa hospital following a nine day illness. He was born May 16, 1876, at Clifford, KY, son of the late Allen and Rhinda Hammonds Maynard. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Big Laurel United Baptist Church, Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Glenn Arrowood, and the Rev. Flem Arrowood, both of Wayne, WV, officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Maynard was a member of the United Baptist for 25 years and a former member of the Lawrence county Board of Education. His wife, Mrs. Mollie Clay Maynard died in 1957. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. W. H. Bowen of Louisa, Mrs. Arch Thompson and Mrs. Willie Reed, both of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. James A. Miller of Allendale, MI, and Mrs. Lee Williams of Baltimore, MD; one son, John H. Maynard of Baltimore; one brother, J. C. Maynard of Route 2, Louisa; 38 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Reed, at 4 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

MCBRAYER, Elizabeth (Boyd)

1889-1962

Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd McBrayer, 73, of Auxier, KY, died Thursday, December 20, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. F. Childers, 721 Fourteenth Street, Ashland, KY, where she had lived for the past three months. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday December 21,  from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating and burial was in the Childers Cemetery at Gallup. Born October 28, 1889, at Patrick, KY, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Mary Blevins Boyd. The widow of Oscar McBrayer, who died in 1922, she had been a member of the Baptist Church of 50 years. Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Roy Castle of Dayton, OH, a son, William Allen McBrayer of San Diego, CA, a sister, Mrs. Ollie Mills of Patrick and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

MCCOY, Elizabeth (O'Bryan)

1870-1962

Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy, 92, of Charley, KY, died Thursday, December 20, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 23, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Cline Salyers of Paintsville officiating, and burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Louisa route 1. She was born at Wilbur, KY, June 3, 1870, a daughter of the late John and Mary Daniel O'Bryan. She was a member of the Holiness Church and was the widow of Lark McCoy. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Leo VanHoose of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Arlie Young of Louisa Route 1, and Mrs. Jessie McCoy of Adams, KY; a son, Isaac DeBoard of Louisa route 1, and 36 grandchildren and 65 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

MOORE, Roland B.

1884-1963

Roland B. Moore, 78, of Fallsburg, KY, Louisa Route 4, died Sunday morning at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was in the Harmon Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. born June 22, 1884, at Fallsburg, he was a son of the late Freelin and Nancy Sperry Moore. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Belle Peterman Moore; four daughters, Mrs. Sam O'Bryan of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ray Justice of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Ted Wicker of Naples, KY and Mrs. Lonnie Spillman of Fallsburg; four sons, Oakley Moore, of Catlettsburg, Mart Moore of Catlettsburg, Route 1, and Ezra Moore of Louisa Route 4, and Roy Moore of Springfield, OH; the stepmother, Mrs. Mary Moore of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Stephens of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Margaret Queen of Pikeville, KY; a brother, Freelin Moore of Seaman, OH; and 38 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

MOORE, Wesley C.

Wesley C. Moore, 66, of 1715 Walnut Street, Kenova, WV, superintendent of the Kenova floodwall, died December 25, 1962, in his sleep at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 27, at 2 p.m. from the Kenova Methodist Church of which he was a member, with the Rev. Rolla J. Matheny and the Rev. W. A. Debart officiating. Burial was in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Kenova. A son of the late Anderson L. and Belle McKinster Moore of the Little Blaine section of Lawrence County, he was a veteran of World War I. He was a former chief of the Kenova Fire Department and was a member of the Ohio Valley Floodwall Superintendents Association. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margie Moore; a son, James A. Moore, of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. L.B. Johnson of Kenova and, Mrs. C. E. Jennell of Huntington; three brothers, James Lee Moore of Ashland, Edward and Donald B. Moore of Kenova and three grandchildren. He was an uncle of Mrs. Charley Allen of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

MURPHY, Meresa Louise

1962-1963

Meresa Louise Murphy, 3 month old daughter of Delbert and Carol Moore Murphy of Fallsburg, KY, was found dead in her bed Saturday morning. Death was attributed to natural causes. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. Additional survivors include a brother, Danny Murphy at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Murphy the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ezra Moore and a maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Roland B. Moore, all of Louisa Route 4. The maternal great grandfather, Roland B. Moore, died Sunday, less than 24 hours after his great granddaughter's death. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

QUEEN, Della Mae (Lemaster)

1890-1963

Mrs. Della Mae Lemaster Queen, 72, formerly of Route 4, Louisa, died in Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH, Thursday, January 10, following a 10 day illness. She was born March 8, 1890 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Mary Caudill Lemaster. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 55 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Trinity Church on East Fork with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Queen Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Pinkerton of Chillicothe, OH; two sons, William Oscar Queen of Route 4, Louisa and Alfonco Wayne Queen of Columbus, five sisters, Mrs. Jay Caudill, St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Homer Taylor, Decauter, IL Mrs. John Alley, Mrs. Lon Corgiol, Mrs. Nora Browning, all of Ashland; one brother, Ralph Lemaster of Ashland, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 17,1963

 

RIGGS, Willie B.

1886-1963

Miss Willie B. Riggs, 76, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa nursing home after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack M. Gold officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born August 4, 1886, at Louisa, a daughter of the late William P. and Isabella Burchett Riggs. Survivors include a brother, George D. Riggs of Louisa, Route 1, and a niece, Mrs. Lucy Skaggs of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

RUARK, Imogene (Blankenship)

1909-1962

Mrs. Imogene Ruark, 53, of Greenup, KY, died Monday morning December 31, at her home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Greenup Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. S. B. Rucker officiating and burial was in the Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Ruark was born at Madge, KY, February 1, 1909, a daughter of Raish Blankenship and the late Mrs. Inez Ratliff Blankenship. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star chapter at Greenup. Survivors include the father, the husband, Arthur Ruark; a daughter, Mrs. Daniel V. McGlothlin of Rush, Route 1, KY, five sisters, Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Miss Irene Blankenship of Louisa, Mrs. Fred Maynard and Mrs. William Potter of Greenup and Mrs. Geneva Walker of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Raish and William Blankenship of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

SKAGGS, Clyde C.

Clyde C. Skaggs, 54, passed away suddenly Monday evening, December 24, 1962, in Columbus, OH, where he had resided for several years. The deceased was born at Keaton, KY, a son of Elbert Skaggs, Louisa, and the late Virgie Skaggs. He was an employee of the Davidson Chemical Company. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 28, at 1 p.m. from the Wylie Shroyer Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with the Rev. Carl Wilson officiating. Interment was made in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus. Survivors include the widow, Esther Shop Skaggs, three sons, Robert, Kenneth and Ronnie, four daughters, Mrs. Donna Lonas, Mrs. Grace Kaiser, Mrs. Patricia Jaxtheimer, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Esther Manning, Orlando, FL; the father, Elbert Skaggs; 2 brothers, Proctor and Earl Skaggs, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Tolliver, Mrs. Nancy Smith, Mrs. Lula Loney, Mrs. Sula Skaggs; 12 grandchildren, two aunts, Mrs. Ferd Conley and Mrs. Charlie Collier; two uncles, Herb and James Skaggs, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

TURMAN, Sally

Miss Sally Turman, 84, a native of Buchanan, Lawrence County, KY died Friday at a Parkersburg, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV, with the Rev. L. W. Benedict officiating. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Flosie A. Morris of Kenova and one nephew, Byron T. Morris also of Kenova. She was born in Buchanan, a daughter of the late John and Virginia McClellan Turman. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

VANDERPOOL, John Matthias

1888-1963

John Matthias Vanderpool, 74, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Sunday night in a Huntington hospital following a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Saltpetre Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and burial was in Wilson Cemetery on Fort Gay, route 2. Mr. Vanderpool was born May 29, 1888 in Magoffin County, a son of the late John M. and Mary Jane Allen Vanderpool. He was a retired school teacher, merchant, livestock dealer and had extensive property holdings. Mr. Vanderpool was a member of the Baptist Church and Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hope Calvert of Ashville, NC, Mrs. Pat Napier of Ridenour, WV, and Mrs. Roberta Veach, at home, two sons, Selwyn Vanderpool of Weston, WV and Kenton H. Vanderpool of Fort Gay, Route 2 and four grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1963

 

WATTS, Debra Sue

1963-1963

Debra Sue Watts, infant daughter of Woodrow and Nancy Ellen Roseberry Watts of Radnor, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 6 a.m. Thursday, January 17. Funeral services were conducted from the Robinson Cemetery, Radnor at 3 p.m. Surviving are the parents, five sisters, Geneva, Della Marie, Allene, Georgia and Ruth Ann, at home; two brothers, Donald and Wetsel at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Watts of Radnor. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

WEBB, Andy J.

1875-1963

Andy J. Webb, 87. Dennis, KY, died Friday, January 11, in a Louisa hospital. He was born September 3, 1875, at Dennis, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Webb and was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the Lawrence County Board of Education. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Kitchen Webb; three daughters, Mrs. Manley Adams, Ashland, and Mrs. Grover Williamson of Fort Mitchell, KY and Mrs. Roy Hayes of Cleveland; one son, J. B. Webb, Cincinnati; four half sisters, Mrs. Cora Thompson and Mrs. Belle Webb, of Ashland, Mrs. Martha Compton, Louisville, Mrs. Hattie Neal, Dennis; two half brothers, Cyrus Webb of Ohio, and Lafe Webb, Cincinnati; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1963

 

WEBB, Della (Kitchen)

1880-1963

Mrs. Della K. Webb, 82, of Dennis, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Monday after an illness of a year. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Her husband, Andy J. Webb, died a week ago. She was born at Dennis on April 27, 1880, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitchen, and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Grover Williamson of Fort Mitchell, KY, and Mrs. Manley Adams, of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Roy Hayes of Cleveland; a son, J. B. Webb of Cincinnati, six sisters, Mrs. Alice Massie of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Samantha Thomas of Dry Branch, WV, Mrs. Myrtle Chaffins of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Shirley Spillman of Webbville, Mrs. Martha Hines of Lancaster, OH, and Mrs. Anna Adams of Ashland; and eight brothers, German Kitchen of Catlettsburg, Arthur, Dewey and Lincoln Kitchen of Louisa Star Route, Harrison Kitchen of Chapmanville, WV, Jake Kitchen, Turkey Creek, KY, John Kitchen of Louisa, Route 4, and Luke Kitchen of Detroit. Her stepmother, Mrs. Stella Kitchen, Webbville, also survives. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1963

 

WHEELER, Ottie E.

1884-1962

Ottie E. Wheeler, 78, of Killen Hollow, South Portsmouth, KY, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, December 20, in Southern Hills Hospital. He had suffered a stroke the previous Saturday. Born May 20, 1884, at Blaine, KY, he was a son of William and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. He was married to Virgie Pennington on October 19, 1907. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Russell of South Shore; four daughters, Mrs. Norma Stewart and Mrs. Flossie McKenzie, both of South Portsmouth, Mrs. Bessie Damron of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Marie Horgan of Providence, RI; five brothers, Arbie, Roscoe, and Charles, all of Ashland, KY, and Leo and Chester, both of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Paintsville, KY; 33 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, six sons, and three brothers. He was a retired employee of Pemco Enamel Co., of Baltimore, MD. Wheeler was a member of the Antioch United Baptist Church in Fullerton for 55 years. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1963

 

WHITLEY, Mary (Edwards)

1918-1963

Mrs. Mary Edwards Whitley of Portsmouth, OH died Wednesday, January 23, at the Portsmouth General Hospital after an 8 month illness of leukemia. She was born at Blaine, KY, Lawrence County, December 20, 1918, daughter of the late William and Emma Boggs Edwards. Besides the husband, survivors include one brother, Lowell Edwards, Blaine; two half brothers, Rev. James Boggs, Portsmouth and Fred Boggs of Dayton, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. Homer Douglas of Flatwoods, KY and Mrs. Nova Johnson of Franklin Furnace, OH. Funeral services were conducted from the Bonser Run Christian Baptist Church  by the Rev. Daniel Leroy, Saturday at 2 p.m. under the direction of the Gill Funeral Home of Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1963

 

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ABBOTT, Charles Y. (Doc)

1879-1963

Charles Y. (Doc) Abbott, 83, of 2117 Carter Ave., Ashland, was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday February 5, after suffering a heart attack at his home. He had been employed as pharmacist at the Sun Cut Rate Drug Store, Ashland, for the past 24 years and had also worked as a pharmacist at Jenkins and Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. C. D. Harsh officiating and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. A native of Louisa, Mr. Abbott was born October 28, 1879, a son of the late James and Arminta Diamond Abbott. He was a graduate of the school of pharmacy of Ohio Northern University at Ada, OH. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Jenkins Lodge F & AM. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Goble Abbott; and one sister, Mrs. C. J. Carey of Ormand Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

BLANKENSHIP, Mary Rose (Hurt)

1885-1963

Mrs. Mary Rose Blankenship, 78, of Louisa, Route 1, died early Saturday in a Huntington Hospital after an illness of three weeks. Born October 2, 1885, Council, VA, she was a daughter of the late Johnson and Martha Lambert Hurt. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Breeding, Mrs. Belle Ball and Mrs. Willis Compton, all of Davenport, VA and Mrs. Willard Cook of Grundy, VA; two sons, Walter Presley of Fairborn, OH and Bascomb Rose of Bristol, TN; two stepsons, Leonard Rose of Dayton, OH and Franklin Rose of Bee, VA; a sister, Mrs. Zack Mitchell of Council; 53 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church, Davenport, VA with burial in Presley cemetery there. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to Virginia on Monday. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

 

BRADFORD, Ruby (Tabor)

1915-1963

Mrs. Ruby Tabor Bradford, 47, of Cleveland, OH, died Wednesday, January 30, at 7:15 a.m. at the home of her parents, Ira and Maggie T. Tabor of Louisa, Route 2, where she had been for 10 weeks. She had been ill for the past year. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Louisa, Route 2. She was born May 20, 1915 at Louisa. Survivors in addition to the parents include a sister, Mrs. Jay Buskirk of Cleveland; and six brothers, Arthur and Harry Tabor of  Willoughby, OH, George, Chester and Ira L. Tabor, Jr., of Cleveland and Jay Tabor of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

CAIN, Dorothy (Webb)

Mrs. Dorothy Webb Cain, 64 years old, prominent business woman of  302 Jefferson Street, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital, Saturday night following a brief illness. Born in Webbville, KY, December 10, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Levi J. and Fannie Bell Moore Webb. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She and her husband operated the Garden Theatre in Louisa, the Sipp Theatre and the Cain Drive-In Theatre in Paintsville. She was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church, Louisa Woman's Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, W. T. Cain, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Frances W. Cain of Cincinnati, OH; one brother, E. J. Webb, Greenup, KY; one grandchild, Mrs. Robert R. Collins of Columbus and one great grandchild, Lisa Ann Collins. The body remained at the funeral home until one hour before funeral time where it was removed to the chapel to lie in state. Pallbearers were Wayne Wooten, E. E. Adams, Leon Compton, William a. Cheek, Carmie Wilson, and Tom Fisher of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

COPLEY, Thomas Albert

1963-1963

Thomas Albert Copley, son of Roy J. and Ardith Faye Peck Copley of Fort Gay, was dead at birth Monday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Billups Gap Cemetery, near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, three brothers, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Peck of Fort Gay, Route 1. The body was a the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

DANIELS, Francis Elcaney

1881-1963

Francis Elcaney Daniels, 81, of Ironton Route 1, Ohio, died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 30 at his home.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Old hood United Baptist Church, Blaine, KY, with the Rev. Prater Blair and the Rev. Florida Lyon officiating.  Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Winifred, KY. A retired timberman, Mr. Daniels was born September 18, 1881, at Chandlersville, KY, a son of the late Taylor and Fannie Caudill Daniels. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels, to whom he was married in 1906; six daughter, Mrs. Arthur Berube of Coat Grove, OH, Mrs. Frank McKenzie and Mrs. Carl Phillips of Columbus, Mrs. Delmar Johnson of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. C. B. Cordle and Mrs. Shannon Howard of Ashland; six sons, L. R. Daniels of Ashland, J. B. and Letha Daniels of Louisa, Route 1, L. T. Daniels of Coal Grove, Earl Daniels of Columbus and Harold Daniels of Ypsilanti; a sister Mrs. J. N. Stambaugh, Paintsville, KY; a brother Elder Willie Daniels of Charley, KY, and 41 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a son, Letha Daniels on Louisa Route 1, Friday morning from the young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

DAVIS, Lincoln

1895-1963

Lincoln Davis, 67, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Pillows Nursing Home in Springfield, OH, following an illness of 2 ½ years.  The deceased, a veteran of World War II, was born May 10, 1895, on Route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Jefferson and Rebecca Burton Davis.  His wife, Elizabeth Edwards Davis, preceded him in death in 1931.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Ulysses, with the Rev. Grover burns officiating.  Interment was in the Border’s Cemetery, Ulysses.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hansford Dooley, Route 5, Springfield, and Mrs. Wallace Borders, Jr., Springfield; one son, Rev. Scott Davis of Franklin Furnace, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Allen Hayes and Mrs. Charley Alley of Adams, KY; one brother, Marshall Davis, of Catlettsburg; and 12 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

DIXON, Rosie (Lemings)

1897-1963

Mrs. Rosie Dixon, 65, of Adams, KY, died Monday February 18, at her home after a four day illness. She was born at Adams, on October 16, 1897, a daughter of the late Elisha and Fannie Justice Lemings. Her husband, Martin Dixon, died in 1956. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. A. L. Harder of Los Angeles, Mrs. Homer Moore of Adams, and Mrs. Joe Jordan of Urbana, OH, and four sons, Martie Dixon of West Liberty, OH, Ray Dixon of San Diego, CA, Freelin Dixon of Springfield, OH, and Proctor Dixon of Adams. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday February 22, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Foster of Columbus, OH, officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery at Adams. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

FRAZIER, James Garfield

1881-1963

James Garfield Frazier, 81, Glenhayes, WV, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, February 15, in a Huntington nursing home after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Frazier was born October 24, 1881, at Glenhayes, a son of the late Jams and Sula Noe Frazier. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. Frazier was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Etta Ratcliffe of Clifford, KY, 12 nieces and 8 nephews. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

GREENE, Lloyd

Lloyd Greene, 66, of Webbville, KY, who died Friday, February 22, in an Ashland hospital was buried in the family cemetery at Webbville following services Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Webbville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Survivors include four brothers, Lon W. and Paul C. Greene, of Huntington, James Green of Russell and W. H. Green of Florida, four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Cranor and Mrs. Ivory Griffin of Tampa, FL and Mrs. W. S. Hensley and Mrs. Herbert Daniels of Huntington and several nephews and nieces. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

HAMILTON, Dorsie (Foster)

1900-1963

Dorsie Hamilton, 62, Plain City, OH, died Saturday morning, January 26, at her home following a long illness. She was born October 12, 1900, on Morgan's Creek, Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of the late James and Martha Carter Foster. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, January 28, from the Plain City Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Fannin and the Rev. Kirb Conley officiating. Burial was in Big Darby Cemetery near Plain City. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Plain City Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie Hamilton; 3 sons, Sherman, Willard and George Hamilton, all of Plain City, 1 daughter, Mrs. James Garland Adkins, Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Foster, Drift, KY; 28 nieces and nephews, and her mother in law, Mrs. C. C. Kitchen, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

HAYES, Charlie

1890-1963

Charlie Hayes, 72, superintendent of the Lawrence County Home, died Tuesday morning February 19, in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two months. Mr. Hayes had been superintendent for 6 years. Funeral services for the Louisa Route 1 resident were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery on Louisa, route 1. He was born at Charley, KY on November 1, 1890, a son of the late William and Priscilla Moore Hayes. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Laura McKenzie Hayes; eight daughters, Mrs. Wayne Winterbottom, Mrs. Randall Hayes, Mrs. Ray Pigg, and Miss Esteline Hayes, of Pontiac, MI; Mrs. Forrest Moore of Circleville, OH, Miss Darlene Hayes of Washington, VA and Mrs. Robert E. Thompson and Mrs. Howard Thompson of Aliquippa, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Art Adams and Mrs. Ollie Bryant of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. Edward Castle of Urbana, OH; seven brothers, Rev. David Al Hayes of Columbus, Zeal Hayes of Adams, KY, Matt Hayes of Ashland, Carl and Gus Hayes of Paintsville and Farris and L. B. Hayes of Louisa Route 1, and 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

HAYES, Kenneth

1912-1963

Kenneth Holt Hayes, 50, a highly esteemed social science teacher at Louisa High School, succumbed at his home Sunday evening following a four month illness. Mr. Hayes had been a member of the staff at the high school for the past 30 years. Prominent in club activities in Louisa, Mr. Hayes was a past commander of the W. O. Johnson Post of the American Legion; past president of the Louisa Rotary Club and a veteran of World War II, a member of the Louisa Boat Club and was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church, serving on the church board and also has served as chairman of the Board of Commission on Christian Education. He was a graduate of the Louisa High School, Union College at Barboursville, KY. He was born August 11, 1912, at Adams, KY, a son of the late John and Fairy Holt Hayes. Surviving are the widow, Mildred Catron Hayes and two daughters, Jane and Jean both at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Jack Gold officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Pallbearers were M. S. rice, Leon Compton, Howard Queen, Carmie Wilson, Howard See and R. C. Wells. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

HOLBROOK, Audry Grace (Hayes)

1894-1963

Mrs. Audry Grace Holbrook, 68, Martha, KY, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday, February 8, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY, following three months illness. She was born July 8, 1894, in Louisa, daughter of the late Isaac W. and Sarah Jane Ison Hayes. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Byron Dixon of Arlington, VA and the Rev. Tracy Rice of Russell, KY, officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook was a 49 year member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Emory Holbrook, of Martha, one daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Tuttle, of Ashland, five sisters, Mrs. Susie Hackney of Arlington, Mrs. Hannah Bays of Harve De Grace, MD, Mrs. Helene Smith of Cincinnati, Mrs. Esther Coyle of Morehead, KY, and Mrs. Opal Haas of Olean, NY and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

JONES, Edna (McGeorge)

1880-1963

Mrs. Edna Jones, 82, of Ashland, died in a Russell  nursing home Friday afternoon following a brief illness. She had resided at Ashland for the past four years. Born at Haverstraw, NY, September 30, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Emma Jane Swartwout McGeorge. Mrs. Jones was a retired Brooklyn, NY school teacher. Survivors include two sons, John S. Hutchinson of Brooklyn and James M. Hutchinson of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Olive Shult of Brooklyn and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Childs officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery, Louisa, Route 4. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

JORDAN, Nola (Hayes)

1888-1963

Mrs. Nola H. Jordan, 74, of Louisa Route 1, died Wednesday night, February 20, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Belle's Chapel with the Rev. Jay Preston and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Louisa Route 1. She was born December 19, 1888, a daughter of the late Leander and Lou Miller Hayes. Survivors include the husband, Charlie Jordan and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Chandler of Lowmansville, KY and Mrs. Erma George of Louisa, Route 1. The body was taken to the home Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

KITCHEN, Emily Jane (Wright)

1871-1963

Mrs. Emily Jane Kitchen, 91, died at her residence, 407 Perry Street, Louisa, at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of two years. The deceased, born at Dennis, KY, July 8, 1871, was a daughter of the late George and Mary Jobe Wright. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 20 years. Her husband, Cornelius Kitchen preceded her in death 15 years ago. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bill Chaffin, Louisa, six sons, M. L. Kitchen of Bob White, WV, Tivis Kitchen, Hitchins, KY, Chester and Arthur Kitchen, Louisa, also two sons by a former marriage, George Hamilton of Irvine, FL and Willie Hamilton of Plain City, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

MEADE, Evangeline (Litton)

1884-1963

Mrs. Evangeline Meade, 79, of Louisa, died at bout 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wert Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Preece Cemetery on Louisa, Route 2. She was born at Inez, KY, January 7,1884, a daughter of the late James and Nancy Jane Webb Litton. She is survived by her husband, Robert Meade; two sons, Robert Mills of Louisa and James H. Mills of Mallory, WV; and three brothers, Jake Litton of Louisa, Route 2 and Richard and William H. Litton of Meally, KY. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

PERRY, Marinda (Hensley)

1871-1963

Mrs. Marinda Hensley Perry, 91, of Louisa, route 2, died Thursday, February 21, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born August 15, 1871, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Betty Lowe Hensley. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. Survivors include the husband, Arnold Perry, Sr., 93, to whom she had been married 72 years, a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Frazier of Michigan City, IN; five sons, M. T. Preece, Sr., and John, Ray and Theodore Perry of Louisa and Cecil Perry of Louisa, Route 2, a brother, Eugene Hensley of Louisa, Route 2, and 50 grandchildren, 96 great grandchildren, `12 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. The body was taken to the church one  hour before the services  to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

PREECE, Victoria (Preston)

1875-1963

Mrs. Victoria Preece, 87, of 209 Lady Washington St., Louisa, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2P.m. Tuesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Mrs. Preece was born December 1, 1875, at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Hamilton and Julia Preston. She was a member of the United Baptist church. She is survived by a step daughter, Mrs. George McDonald of Westerville, OH; two stepsons, Phillip and Jack Preece of Louisa; and a sister, Mrs. George Burgess of Portsmouth, OH. She was the widow of John Henry Preece who died in July 1957. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

REYNOLDS, Lillian (McHenry)

1881-1963

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Lillian McHenry Reynolds, well-known Louisa woman, who died in a Louisa hospital Sunday. The Rev. Arch Hewitt, of Ashland Episcopal Church, conducted the services from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. The widow of Dr. James H. Reynolds, she took over the operation of the Louisa Drug Store when he died in 1918. She resided at 117 Madison Street. Mrs. Reynolds was born at Louisa, January 22, 1881, a daughter of the late Fleming and Cecelia Bussey McHenry. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. Wesley Ballard of Wilmington, DE and a niece, Mrs. O. J. Vinson, and a great niece, Miss Sidney Burns Vinson of Huntington. The body was taken to the chapel to lie in state one hour before funeral time. Pallbearers were M. S. Rice, E. E. Adams, Wayne Wooten, Fred Cain, Norman Pack and Leon Compton. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

RIFFE, Oliver Austin

1888-1963

Funeral services were conducted  Sunday, February 10, from the First Methodist Church, Paintsville, KY for Oliver Austin Riffe, with the Rev. Mr. Robert Hart, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Short Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa, Sunday. Mr. Rife, son of the late John B. and Loudenna Wilson Riffe, was born in Carter County, KY, March 21, 1888, departed this life February 8, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was united in married to Tillie Elkins, January 23, 1910 at Yatesville, KY. To this union was born the following children who survive him: Mrs. Homer Shearer, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Charles Patrick, San Diego, CA, Mrs. T. C. Wallace, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Fred Harmon, Paintsville, Mrs. Joe Minton, Jr., Tampa, Fl, Mrs. Joe Castle, Jr., Pikeville, KY, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Mr. Riffe is also survived by one brother, Heber Riffe of Louisa. Mr. Riffe was a miner until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Paintsville and Van Lear Lodge No. 885, F & AM, Paintsville Chapter No. 131, R.A.M., Paintsville Knight Templars No. 48, Paintsville Council No., 98, R. S. M. , El Hasa Shrine, Ashland, KY, and a 32nd degree Mason. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

ROSE, Almond

1902-1963

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, at 11 a.m. for Almond rose, of Chattaroy, WV from the Little Rosie Baptist Church, in Chattaroy, with Elders Ed May, Wayne Herald, and John E. Williamson officiating. Interment was in the Warfield Cemetery at Warfield, KY under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home. Mr. Rose, who was an electrician for Ragland National Mining Co., was born January 9, 1902, at Irad, KY, a son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose. He was married to the former Velva McCoy, who survives. Other survivors include one son and two step grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, Paul, Curtis and Willis Rose of Columbus, OH, Sheridan Rose of California, Raymond Rose of Louisa; two sisters, Ivory Rose and Opal R. Adams, of Louisa. Pallbearers were Thurman Perry, Floyd Kirk, Junior Howard, Earl Howard, Alex Ritche, Roby Thompson, Jr., Big Sandy News, February 28,1963

 

SHARKEY, Dolly (Frazier)

1900-1963

Mrs. Dolly B. Sharkey, 62, 6225 Walmott Drive, Huntington, WV, died Monday, February 11, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. David Metzger at Newport, RI, where she had been visiting for six months. Funeral services were conducted from the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. J. W. Burch of Hamlin, WV, officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5. Mrs. Sharkey was born at Clifford, KY, July 25, 1900, a daughter of Mrs. Robert Chapman, now of Monroe, MI and the late Frank Frazier. Surviving are the mother and stepfather, four daughters, Mrs. Glenna Martinez of Cleveland, Mrs. Edith Williamson of Fort Gay, Mrs. John Hickel of Huntington, and Mrs. Metzger; two sons, Loyal Chapman of Columbus and Carl Chapman; five sisters, Mrs. Welzie Peters of Fort Gay, Mrs. Frank Hammons, Grand Rapids, MI, Mrs. Dan Hall and Mrs. Goldie Kirk, Monroe, MI and Mrs. Charles Piddock, Fremont, OH; four half brothers, Lindsay Chapman of River Rouge, MI, Robert Chapman, Jr., of Monroe, Frank Chapman of Fremont and William Chapman of Huron, OH and 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

STRATTON, John B.

Ray Stratton, of West Liberty, KY was called to Princeton, WV, recently by the death of his oldest brother, John B. Stratton. Stratton, a retired mine foreman, died in a Princeton hospital after a heart attack. He was a member of Bailey Masonic Lodge of Princeton and the Pisgah Methodist Church of Princeton. A native of Louisa, KY, Stratton was a son of the late Emerson and Launia Akers Stratton. His wife died in January of last year. Funeral services was in the Pisgah Methodist Church with the Rev. Glynn Quisenberry and the Rev. T. D. Dickerson officiating, and burial was in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Members of the Bailey Masonic Lodge were pallbearers and ladies of the WSCS of the church carried flowers. He is survived by two brothers, Ray of West Liberty, Albert of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Dilly and Miss Nancy Stratton of Covington, OH, and by five sons and two daughters. Ray returned Wednesday of last week from attending the funeral. Mrs. Stratton accompanied him to Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

VANHOOSE, Cora E. (Castle)

1879-1963

Mrs. Cora E. VanHoose, 83, of 2755 Piqua St., Ashland, KY died at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, February 14, in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. A resident of Ashland since 1923, Mrs. VanHoose was born October 29, 1979, at Lowmansville, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Cora Castle. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Virgil VanHoose of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Lizzie Pelphrey of West Jefferson, OH; 2 brothers, Harry Castle of Columbus and Ernie Castle of Wayland, KY and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland. The Rev. Virgil Harmon officiated and burial was in Dixon Cemetery, Ashland. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

VANHORN, Roy

1912-1963

Roy Vanhorn, 59, of 2341 Winchester Ave., Ashland, was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday February 13, after suffering a heart attack at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Normal Presbyterian Church, Ashland. The Rev. Forest Ford officiated and burial was in Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan, this county. A native of Lawrence County, Mr. Vanhorn was born February 14, 1912, a son of Wade and Anna Bellomy Vanhorn, now of Buchanan. He was an employee of Kentucky Power Co., and had been a resident of Ashland 25 years. Mr. Vanhorn was a member and past master of Green Hill Lodge No. 521, F & AM and was a member of Ashland Chapter 2, Disabled American Veterans. He served with the U. S. Navy during World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Dempsey Vanhorn; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Leo Parsley of Piketon, OH and Mrs. James H. Mills of Columbus, a stepson, Richard C. Robinson of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Lofty Vanhoose, Jr., of Route 1, Rush, KY and two brothers, Garland Vanhorn of Route 2 Ashland, and Fred Vanhorn of Buchanan. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Members of Green Hill Lodge conducted Masonic services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

VANHORN, Virginia Susan

1962-1963

Virginia Susan Vanhorn, 1 month and 26 day old daughter of James Edward and Patricia Deboard Vanhorn, Louisa, died Saturday February 23, 5:45 p.m. at University Hospital, Lexington, KY. She was born December 28, 1962. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Chestnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Deboard Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents; one sister, Judy Marie, at home; two brothers, Eddie Dean and James Okie, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Vanhorn, Route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Virginia Deboard, Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

VANOVER, James

1878-1963

James Vanover, 84, of Buchanan, KY, was found dead at his home by neighbors Sunday. Coroner R. A. Wilson said death occurred sometime Thursday. Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vanover Cemetery by the Rev. Frank Wallace. He was born in August 1878, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Lucas Vanover. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe miller, Ceredo, WV and three sons, Charles H. Vanover of Butler, IN, Anderson Lee Vanover, Silver City, NM, and Kinner Vanover of Ironton, OH, Route 1. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1963

 

VINSON, Clifford D.

1908-1963

Clifford D. Vinson, 54, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital February 5, at 10:45 a.m. following an illness of two months. He had been hospitalized only six days. He was born on Route 2, Louisa, June 14, 1908, a son of M. J. and the late Hattie Hager Vinson. He was married to Jessie Bartram Vinson, for 5 years, who survives. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Stratton and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment will be in the Wallace Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. A retired coal miner, he is survived by his widow and father; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Rankin, San Diego, CA, Mrs. Roberta Vinson, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Cline, Flatwoods, KY, Miss Vesta Vinson, California and two brothers, Winfield Vinson of Vinton, OH and William Vinson, Elyria, OH. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

 

WARD, Carley

1894-1963

Carley Ward, 68, of Louisa, Route 5, died Thursday, February 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Laurel United Baptist Church on Route 5, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Hammonds Cemetery, Louisa, Route 5. Born May 9, 1894, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Buck and Evelyn Meek Ward. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Deloss Fortner of Prichard, WV; three sons, Cecil Ward of West Jefferson, OH, Willis Ward of Columbus and Otto Ward of Louisa, route 5, a sister, Mrs. Lou Ward of Nelsonville, OH; a brother, Beecher Ward of Louisa, Route 5, and 16 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1963

 

WHEELER, Roscoe C.

1882-1963

Roscoe C. Wheeler, 80, of 1104 Thirty-ninth Street, Ashland, who died Wednesday night, February 13, in an Ashland hospital was buried in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, following funeral services Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elder Everett Slone and Elder Paul Turner. The body was removed from the Lazear Funeral Home to the residence of a son, Charles W. Wheeler, with whom he resided. Mr. Wheeler was a retired roller with the former A. C. & I Co. He was born March 21, 1882, at Blaine, a son of the late William and Rachael Pennington Wheeler. He had resided in Ashland for 60 years and was a member of United Baptist Church at Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Polly Pack Wheeler; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Marcum and Mrs. Louise Howard, of Marion, OH; and Mrs. Richard Layne of Catlettsburg; four other sons, Samuel E., William J., James A., and Herman B. Wheeler, all of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Paintsville; three brothers, Leo and Chester Wheeler of Blaine, and Charles Wheeler of Ashland; 41 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1963

 

WILLIAMS, William Sherman

1880-1963

William Sherman Williams, 82, of Blaine, KY, died at his home Wednesday afternoon, January 30, following a 6 month illness. Funeral services for the farmer and Spanish-American War veteran were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating, and burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. He was born July 31, 1880, at Blaine, a son of the late Louisa and Elizabeth Steele Williams. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Peggy Boggs Williams, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Caldwell of Columbus, five sons, Delbert Williams of Logan, WV, Virgil Williams of Ashland, Arnold and Lonnie Williams of Sunbury, OH and Ray Williams, Blaine; two half sisters, Mrs. George Campbell of Blaine and Mrs. Bill Parker of Hilliards, OH; a half brother, Oscar Church of Portsmouth and 22 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1963

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BELLAMY, Emma Edith (Ruggles)

1870-1963

Mrs. Emma Edith Ruggles Bellamy, 92, of Buchanan, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of a son, Robert Bellamy of Route 2, Catlettsburg, following an illness of three years. A native of Adaline, KY, Mrs. Bellamy was born December 20, 1870, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Stewart Ruggles. She had been a member of the Buchanan Chapel for 50 years and was a charter member of the church's Woman's Society of Christian Service. Her husband, Zack Bellamy, died in 1952. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating and burial was in the chapel cemetery. Surviving are another son, Paul Bellamy of Route 2, Catlettsburg and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

BLANKENSHIP, Burnace D.

1901-1963

Burnace D. Blankenship, 61, of Route 3, Louisa, died suddenly at his residence at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Blankenship was born November 21, 1901, on Route 3, Louisa, a son of Arthur Blankenship of Yatesville, KY and the late Mrs. Henrietta Black Blankenship. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in Blankenship Cemetery at Yatesville. Surviving, in addition to the father, are the widow, Mrs. Margaret Clark Blankenship; three daughters, Mrs. Eric Watson of Snyder, NY, Mrs. Howard Cooley, Lynchburg, OH, and Mrs. D. C. Langley of Buffalo, NY; a son, John Thomas Blankenship of Dayton, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Elmer York of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Ronald Bradley of Yatesville; five brothers, Fred Blankenship of Ashland, Lawrence and Arthur Blankenship, Jr., of Akron, OH, Edgar Blankenship of Route 4, Louisa, and Wayne D. Blankenship of Urbana, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

BORDERS, Julius (Pin Head)

1934-1963

A former Lawrence countian, Julius (Pin Head) Borders, Jr., Aux Vasse, MO, was killed Thursday, March 14 in a quarry mine accident at the Aux Vasse Stone and Gravel Co. His death caused a temporary halt to mining operations in the old tunnels, according to Samuel Kraus, owner of the quarry. Borders, 28, was operating a bulldozer in one of the old tunnels which has ceilings of 60 feet or more, when portions of a rock column and ceiling fell on him. He was working about 200 feet inside with two truck driver and a shovel operator, who were not injured. Falling rock caught Borders as he was attempting to run from his bulldozer which was not struck by the rock. Fellow workers were reported as saying if he had remained on the machine, or run in the other direction, he would not have been trapped. Machinery had to be used to remove the several tons of rock which fell on him. He was killed instantly. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 16, from the Aux Vasse Methodist Church with burial in the Aux Vasse Cemetery. The deceased was born December 3, 1934, at Georges Creek, KY, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Borders, now of Aux Vasse. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the widow, Mrs. Laura Kathryn Borders; a daughter, Patricia Ann Borders, two sisters, Mrs. Harold Smith, Aux Vasse and Mrs. Edgar Justice, Itmann, MO and several relatives in the Georges Creek section. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

BORDERS, Wallace Davis

1877-1963

Wallace Davis Borders, 85, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of a year.  Funeral services for the retired merchant were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church of which he was a member, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. A. F. Eggleston officiating.  Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery.  He was born at Patrick, KY, on July 11, 1877, a son of the late Nathan and Martha Wellman Borders. He operated a general merchandise store at Fort Gay for 35 years, retiring four years ago.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maude Preston Borders; three daughters, Mrs. Auxier Preston of Fort Gay and Mrs. Haskell Walters and Mrs. Gladys Preston of Ashland; four sons, Gladstone Borders of Morehead, KY, Davis Borders of Galion, OH, Frank Borders of Ashland, and Raymond Borders of Winchester, KY; a sister, Mrs. D. G. Brown of Ulysses, KY, and 36 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.  The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

BRANHAM, Arthur

1894-1963

Arthur Branham, 68, of Ashland, was dead on arrival at an Ashland hospital Friday at 7 p.m. He had operated the O. K. Hotel at 221 Fifteenth Street for the past year. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church on Rockcastle Creek, Louisa, Route 5, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery. He was born August 13, 1894, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Branham. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Frazier Branham to whom he had been married 25 years; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Hall of Tomahawk, KY, Mrs. Carman Brooks of Van Lear, KY, Mrs. Ada Butcher of Williamsport, KY and Mrs. James Brooks of Columbus, three sons, Herbert Branham of Cleveland, Elmer Branham of Lovely, KY and Lester Branham of West Van Lear, KY; a stepson, Denver Talbert, serving in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC; a brother, drew Branham of Clifford, and 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

BRANHAM, Samuel Jackson

1926-1963

Samuel Jackson Branham, 36, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Clifford, KY, collapsed while at work at the Federal Glass Co., and was dead on arrival Thursday, March 14, at a Columbus hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church, of which he was a member, on Louisa Route 5, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery. He was born May 16, 1926, a son of Drew J. and Lizzie Jane Maynard Branham of Clifford. He had been a resident of Columbus for 9 years. Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow, Mrs. Virginia Caudill Branham; a son, James Samuel Branham, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Hughes of Columbus and Mrs. Bernard Foster of Warsaw, OH; and a brother, Claude Branham of Clifford. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

BROWN, Ella (Layne)

Mrs. Ella Layne Brown, 79 years old, 2601 Medford Drive, Toledo, OH, formerly of Louisa, died March 4 in Toledo. Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV by the Rev. Edwin A. Smith officiating. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Toledo. She was born in Louisa, and was the widow of Wirt Brown, a former employee of Watts-Ritter Co., of Huntington, WV. For many years she was executive secretary of the Cincinnati Red Cross Chapter. Later she served as executive secretary of welfare work in Elkhart, IN. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Yates, with whom she lived; a sister, Mrs. Mary Peck of Huntington, a cousin, Mrs. Rice McClure of Louisa, and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1963

 

CASSADY, Pearl (Compton)

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Compton Finney Cassady, 67, of Ashland, a retired post office clerk, who died Monday at 6:45 a.m. at the residence, 2248 Central Avenue, were conducted Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. E.L. Tullis officiating. Burial followed in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Cassady retired in 1960 after 23 years employment in the Ashland Post Office. She had previously taught school in Ashland and rural Boyd County. Mrs. Cassady was born January 30,1 896, in Buchanan, a daughter of the late Joe and Florence West Compton, and had resided in Ashland for 40 years. She attended the former Kentucky Normal College in Louisa and Marshall University. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Marvin Cassady, one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Montgomery of Arlington, VA, two sons, Harold C. Finney of Ashland and Joe E. Finney of Lexington; one brother, Homer Compton of Ashland and four grandchildren. She was a first cousin of E. L. Compton of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

CASTLE, Smantha (Wiley)

Mrs. Smantha Castle died at her home March 17, at Huron, OH. She and her husband moved from Gallup, KY to Ohio 21 years ago. Funeral services were conducted from the Hinnman Funeral Home at Huron, with the Rev. Estill Payne officiating. Burial was made in the Burlin Heights, Ohio Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, George Castle; four sons, Everette Castle, Burlinville, OH, George L. Castle, Jr., Louisa, Jay Castle, Burlin Heights, and Elvin castle of Vermillion, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Mae Wallace, Ceylon, OH, and Mrs. Dolly Watts of Huntington, WV, a brother, Rosco Wiley; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Walker of Huron, OH; 45 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

CHAFFIN, Ethel (Dalton)

1877-1963

Mrs. Ethel Chaffin, 85, of Route 1, Webbville, KY, died last Saturday morning at the home of a son, Jay T. Chaffin of Route 1, Webbville, after an extended illness. Born September 8, 1877, in Waterloo, OH, she was the daughter of the late Barry and Martha Smith Dalton. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving in addition to the son are two daughters, Mrs. Mack Stewart and Mrs. C. D. Thompson, both of Route 1, Webbville; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home of the son at 3 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1963

 

COLLIER, Martha (Wagnor)

Mrs. Martha Wagnor passed away Monday at her home in South Webster, OH, following an illness of ten years. The deceased, a widow of Tilden Collier, is a native of Elliott County, KY. The family resided in Louisa for several years. She was a sister in law of Rev. Felix Skaggs of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in South Webster and burial was made in the cemetery there. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

ELSWICK, Dlora (Owens)

1876-1963

Mrs. Dlora Owens Elswick, 86, 3278 Louisa St., Catlettsburg, KY, died March 8, at her home at 9:10 p.m. after an extended illness. Mrs. Elswick was born in Buchanan County, VA, April 30, 1876, the daughter of the late Matthew and Crissie Fuller Owens. She had been a resident of Boyd County and Catlettsburg for 33 years. Mrs. Elswick was a member of the Baptist Church in Virginia. She attended the Highland Heights Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bruner of Waynesboro, VA, Mrs. John Roberts, of Ashland, KY, Mrs. L. T. Bishop of Cross City, FL, Mrs. Azel Craig and Mrs. Lola Skaggs, both of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Taw Owens of Maringo, OH, Fred of Virginia and Marcus of Bartlick, VA; two sisters, Mrs. P:rincy Elswick of Ashland and Mrs. Bess Colley of Knoxville, TN; 26 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. A. N. Lefter, pastor of the Highland Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Jarrells Cemetery at Leach. Mrs. Elswick's grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Elswick was the grandmother of Mrs. Eddie C. Meade of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1963

 

FUND, Jack E.

1899-1963

Jack E. Fund, 64, of Louisa, Route 2, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a four month illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Payne of Fort Gay officiating, and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born in Germany on March 1, 1899, and was custodian of the Stillwater Sanatorium at Dayton, OH, until his retirement, and relocation in the Louisa area a year ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Katie Philpott Fund; two sons, Ernest J. and Carl Fund of Dayton and two sisters and two brothers living in Germany. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

HARDWICK, Jimerson V.

1903-1963

Jimerson V. Hardwick, 59, of Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, died March 5, in a Farmingdale hospital after several months illness. He was born December 22, 1903, a son of Mrs. Laura Rittenberry Hardwick and the late George Hardwick at Donithan Creek, Route 2, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted from the Arthur F. White Funeral Home with the Rev. Green officiating. Burial was in the Bethpage Cemetery at Farmingdale. Survivors include the mother, the widow, Mrs. Pearl Peters Hardwick; two sons, George and Oliver Hardwick, both of Farmingdale; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Gardner, Grover, TX, Mrs. Lucille Broerman, Pittsburg, PA, Mrs. Florence Hylton, Allison Park, PA; four brothers, Colonel Hardwick, Leetsdale, PA, Fred Hardwick, Stevensville, PA, Homer Hardwick, Philadelphia, PA, and Ralph Hardwick, Farmingdale; also surviving are two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

HAWS, Leona Katherine (Derefield)

1884-1963

Mrs. Leona Katherine Haws, 79, of 809 North Lock Avenue, a well known Louisa woman, died in a Huntington hospital Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. (today) Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial will be in the Hutchinson Cemetery on Louisa route 3. She was born on Louisa Route 3, on February 10, 1884, a daughter of the late John B. and Ann Barnett Derefield. Survivors include the husband, George A. Haws, to whom she was married 60 years ago; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Lee Curnutte, of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Wayne Wilson of Louisa; a half sister, Mrs. Sherman Fannin of Ironton, OH, and a half brother, Arlie Derefield of Louisa and 4 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

HEDGE, Harry

Harry Hedge, 78, of Louisa, Route 4, who died Wednesday, March 13, in a Lexington hospital, was buried in the Kinner Cemetery at Catalpa, KY following funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist church there with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. He was a retired oil field worker, a son of the late Harry and Frances Durney Hedge. There are no survivors. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

JONES, John Edward

1875-1963

John Edward Jones, Sr., 87, of Louisa, died Wednesday, March 27, &:45 a.m. after an illness of 11 months. He had been a patient in a local hospital for four days. He was born April 14, 1875, at Rowan County, KY, son of the late Taylor and Mary Ellen Bear Jones. He was a retired miner. He had been employed by the Carbon Fuel Company, Cabin Creek, WV for 16 years. He came to Louisa from Cabin Creek 30 years ago. He was married to Opal Miller Jones for 37 years, and was a member of the Christian Church. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. James Fitzpatrick, Columbus, OH; four sons, John E. Jones, Jr., and Kenneth Jones, of Columbus, James Jones, Bluefield, WV, and Cpl. Ulysses Charles Jones, U. S. Army, Honolulu; two sisters, Mrs. Charles McBrayer, Adams, KY and Mrs. Rosa McCloud, Chapmansville, WV; two brothers, Isaac Jones and W. f. Jones, of Pike County, and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

KIRK, Walter

1896-1963

Walter Kirk, 67, of Fort Gay Route 2, died in a Louisa hospital Friday after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating and burial was in the Kirk Cemetery there. He was born January 21, 1896, a son of the late William and Mary Jane Maynard Kirk and was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Artrip Kirk; seven daughters, Mrs. Burley Russell and Mrs. Merrill Perry of Westerville, OH, Mrs. James Shamp, Mrs. Jess Adkins and Mrs. Carrie Doberren of Columbus, Mrs. Alvis Wellman of Cleveland and Miss Shari Kirk at home; five sons, Luther Kirk of Cleveland, Ira Kirk of Mansfield, OH, Walter Kirk, Jr., of Columbus and MacArthur and Colonel Kirk at home; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Simpkins of Crum, WV and Mrs. Jay Rice of Radnor, WV; two brothers, Clyde Kirk of Crum and Fred Kirk of Delbarton, WV and 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 7,1 963

 

KNAPP, Gary Austin

1955-1963

Gary Austin Knapp, age 7, of rural Pataskala, OH, passed away early Sunday morning, January 27, at Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, where he had been a patient one week. Born October 20, 1955, in Trumbull County, OH, Gary was the son of Stanford Knapp, Jr., and Marion Carter Knapp of Creek Road, near Pataskala. He was a first grade pupil at Pataskala Elementary School. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Leonard and two sisters, Genetta and ??     , at home, and paternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Stanford Knapp, Sr., of Vienna, OH; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Alley of Adams, KY; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were conducted at the Thurston Funeral Home January 31, with the Rev. Earl Weaver officiating. Burial was in the Pataskala Cemetery. A Memorial Fund contributed by the Pataskala Elementary School, friends and teachers was given to American Cancer Society for Leukemia Research on West Mound Street, Columbus, in the name of Gary, whose death was caused by leukemia. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

MAYNARD, Rosa (Payne)

1900-1963

Mrs. Rosa Payne Maynard, 62, of Adams, KY, died Saturday at her home after a four year illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery at Adams. She was born October 12, 1900, at Adams, a daughter of the late Jonas and Nancy Jane Estep Payne. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Belva Carter of Cherokee, KY and Mrs. Hattie Pyles of Springfield, OH and three brothers, Jonas and Monroe Payne of Adams and Lee Payne of Lexington, VA. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

MILLER, H. K. (Hez)

1879-1963

 H. K. (Hez) Miller, 83, of Columbus, OH formerly of Louisa, Route 1, died at his home Friday, March 15. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery. He was born November 13, 1879, a son of the late Arville and Alice Meade Miller. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Julia Ann Thompson Miller, a daughter, Mrs. Ray Daniels of Columbus; three brothers, Levi Miller of Charley, KY, Att Miller of Adams, KY, and Bob Miller of Oak Hill, OH; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Glenn Collins of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

MULLINS, Charles

1880-1963

Charles Mullins, 82, of Forrestdale, Ironton, Route 1, OH, died Friday in an Ironton hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home by the Rev. Homer Click. Burial was in the East Ashland Golden Oaks Cemetery. Born November 27,1 880, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Robert and Lydia Thompson Mullins. He had lived in Ohio since 1947. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Genoah Gussler Mullins, to whom he was married in 1902; three sons, James Mullins of Worthington, William Bea and Percy Mullins of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Katherine Pennington of Wurtland, Mrs. Louise Webb of Leatherwood, Mrs. Beaulah Caskey of Ironton, Route 1 and Mrs. Audrey Boggs of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Louise Shannon and a brother Robert Mullins, of Louisa; and 42 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1963

 

PECK, Russell

Russell Peck, 42, of Gallipolis, OH, formerly of Logan, WV, died Thursday, March 14, at his home after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay, Route 1. He had been an employee of the Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. molding department at Ravenswood for the past two years. Born at Rossmore, WV, he was a son of Freelin and Clara C. Peck of Clothier, WV. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marilyn Lester Peck, to whom he had been married 22 years; two daughters, Shela and Blenda Peck at home; five sons, Randall, Gary, Tommy, Timmy and Jimmy Peck at home; a sister, Mrs. Johnny Skeens of Clothier and a brother, Randall Peck of Gallipolis. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of an aunt, Mrs. Wye Wellman of Fort Gay, Route 1, Saturday and to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

PERRY, Infant son

1963-1963

Infant Perry, son of Oscar and Margaret Lou Lambert Perry, of Denton, KY, was dead at birth Monday, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holbrook Cemetery at Denton. The Rev. Lawrence Church officiated and burial was under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the parents are one sister, Ruth Ann Perry at home; the maternal grandfather, George Lambert of Route 4, Louisa and the paternal grandfather, Oak Perry of Denton. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

REED, Lloyd Charles

1887-1963

Lloyd Charles Reed, 75, of Louisa, Route 1, died at his home Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Young Funeral Home Chapel Thursday (today) at 2:30 by the Rev. William L. Stratton, and burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Reed, a retired geologist who formerly was associated with oil and gas enterprises in the Louisa area, was born in Ritchie County, WV on April 20, 1887, the son of the late Charles and Martha Law Reed. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Weise Reed; a daughter, Miss Marie Reed of Cambridge, OH; two sons, Burl Reed of Cambridge and Robert Reed of Cleveland, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1963

 

RIFFE, James Edgar

1888-1963

James Edgar (Ed) Riffe, 75, of Yatesville, KY, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery at Yatesville. Born February 17, 1888, in Carter County, KY, he was a son of the late General Lee and Sarah William Riffe. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Birdie Carter Riffe; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer A. Jaeger and Mrs. Joe P. Brucatto of Cincinnati and Mrs. H. A. Renk of San Jose, C; four sons, Paul Riffe at home, Landon Lee Riffe of Ashland, James K. Riffe of Westwood and Elliott W. Riffe of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Milt Hulett of Fallsburg and Mrs. F. P. Cooksey of Pound, VA; a brother, H. L. Riffe of Van Lear, KY and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

ROBERTS, Susan (Crank)

1881-1963

Mrs. Susan Crank Roberts, 82, of Louisa, Route 3, died Thursday, March 14, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Taylor, 1131 Summitt Drive, St. Albans, WV, after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Robert family cemetery on Route 3. The wife of Bristol Roberts, to whom she had been married 54 years, she was born January 10, 1881, at Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late Franklin and Caroline Casey Crank. She was a former teacher in Lawrence county schools, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include two other daughters, Miss Frances Roberts and Mrs. C. E. Ball of St. Albans; two brothers, Millard and Eugene Crank of Louisa Route 4, and 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

ROBINETTE, Dovie

Miss Dovie Robinette, 74, of Louisa, Route 1, died in a local hospital Tuesday night March 19. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, from the Evergreen Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robinette Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. She was a daughter of the late Fleming and Elizabeth Dooley Robinette. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. George Miller of Huntington and Mrs. Arley Adkins of Ivel, KY; and three brothers, Milt, Lindsey and John Robinette, all of Louisa, Route 1. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

SKAGGS, Grettie (Ferguson)

1913-1963

Mrs. Grettie Ferguson Skaggs, 49, of Martha, KY, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at her residence following an illness of 14 years. A native of Flat Gap, KY, Mrs. Skaggs was born October 9, 1913, a daughter of Henderson and Sarah Perry Ferguson. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the residence with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating and burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are the husband, Joseph Luther Skaggs, the parents, a daughter, Miss Elnora Skaggs at home; two sons, Wilbur Herbert and Joseph Hager Skaggs, both of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Pettet of McConnelsville, OH, Mrs. Zollie King of Columbus, Mrs. Oakie Skaggs and Mrs. Ray Ross, both of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Elmer Ferguson, Springfield, Fred Ferguson, Fort Gay, and Marvin Ferguson, Waverly, OH; and six grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

SKAGGS, Levisa (Lyon)

1873-1963

BURGESS, Levisa (Lyon)

1873-1963

Mrs. Levisa Skaggs Burgess, 89, resident of Martha, died in a local hospital at 1:50 p.m., Friday, March 15, after an illness of two years.  The daughter of the late John and Margaret Lester Lyon, she was born at Barn Rock December 3, 1873, and had lived at Martha for the past twenty-five years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She was married twice, her first husband, Edford H. Skaggs, preceded her in death April 1940, and her second husband, William Burgess, died 1950.  Survivors include a son, Martin Earl Skaggs, Martha; a daughter, Margaret Sparks, Winchester; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie Adams, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Bill Wellman, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Wellman, Russell; Mrs. Ida Mae Hughes, Florida.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Lower Keaton Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Henry Tivs Hamilton and Roba Ferguson as officiating ministers.  Pallbearers were Donald Skaggs, Crosby Sparks, John L. Lester, Bradley Bentley, Elmo Lester, Lloyd Hamilton, Rudolph Skaggs, and Raymond Wright.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  March 20, 1963 (Note: the obituary in Big Sandy News was not legible, but found this in Paintsville Herald)

 

SMITH, Sue Ann (Richards)

1933-1963

Mrs. Jimmy Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jiles E. Richards of Tacoma Park, MD, died in a hospital near there last Thursday after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning and burial took place in Arlington, VA Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was the granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

SMITH, Sue Ann (Richards)

1933-1963

Mrs. Sue Ann Smith, 29, of 3501 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD, died in a hospital there following a long period of illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 18, from the Gasch's Funeral Home, Hyattsville, MD, with the Rev. D. T. Johnson and the Rev. John L. Mearer officiating. Burial was in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. She was born December 16, 1933, at Logan, WV, a daughter of Jiles E. and Thelma Edwards Richards. Survivors include the husband, James H. Smith, formerly of Hardy,KY, the parents, of Tacoma Park, MD, four sisters, Mrs. Roberta Bevins, Mrs. Eloise Damron, Mrs. Mary Lou Daughtery, Mrs. Peggy Joe Slieger and three brothers, Paul E., Jiles, E. Jr., and Alton L. Richards, all of Tacoma Park. She was the granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

STAMBOUGH, Alice (Wheeler)

1891-1963

The funeral of Mrs. Alice Stambough, widow of Reuben Stambough, was conducted Thursday of last week at 2 p.m. from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jarrell,  Dwale, KY. Interment was made in Prestonsburg Cemetery. The deceased, a native of Blaine, KY, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wheeler. Attending the funeral from Louisa and Blaine were: Mr. and Mrs. Kay Wheeler, Mr. Morgan Wheeler, Mrs. Dock Pigman and son, Elmer J. Pigman, Tom and Carl Wheeler, and Mrs. Luther Young and daughter, and Mrs. Anna Ratcliff of Wheelersburg, OH. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

THOMPSON, Carson

1891-1963

Carson Thompson, 72, of 1742 Cook Street Road, Huntington, WV, died Monday, March 18, at his home. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery on Eighth Street Road following funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Reger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reed Selby officiating. Mr. Thompson, a native of Lawrence County, was born on Little Blaine, a son of the late Arnoldis and Jennie Miller Thompson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mollie Martin Thompson, two sons, William and Everett Thompson, of Huntington, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Thornhill of Huntington; two brothers, Archie and Andrew Thompson of Kentucky; a half brother, Frankie Fugate of East Liverpool, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Maxine Henson and Mrs. Lula Kirk, of Huntington, and Mrs. Ollie Lemaster and Mrs. Juliana Ward of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1963

 

VANHORN, Dee

1873-1963

Dee Vanhorn, 89, of Buchanan, KY, died at his home Sunday following an illness of five years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating, and burial was in the chapel cemetery. He was born at Lockwood, KY April 22, 1873, a son of the late Frank and Nancy Tomblin Vanhorn. His wife, Mrs. Carrie Stewart Vanhorn, died in 1932. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jack Skeens of Chester, WV, four sons, Lute and Apps Vanhorn of Fallsburg, KY, Ben Vanhorn of Buchanan and Marvin Vanhorn of Louisville and 19 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

WEBB, Nelson

1879-1963

Nelson Webb, 84, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Sunday in an Ashland nursing home where he had lived for the past 7 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a retired 35 year employee of the Ford Motor Co. He was born February 16, 1879, in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late John N. and Louise Napier Webb, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was never married. Survivors include a sister, the former Maggie Webb; a brother, Isadore Webb of Ulysses and two half brothers, The Rev. Bird Webb of Ulysses and Ed Webb of Ashland, route 2. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

WELLS, Savannah Elizabeth (Ward)

1870-1963

Mrs. Savannah Elizabeth Wells, 92, of Webbville, KY, died Sunday at the home of a son, Thomas Wells. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Cherokee, KY United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born December 27, 1870, a daughter of the late William and Catheryn Hicks Ward. Her husband, Walter W. Wells, died in 1895. Survivors, in addition to the son, include a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Wells of Beaver, OH, a sister, Mrs. Garfield Sparks of Martha, KY, and nine grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the son's home at Webbville on Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1963

 

YOUNG, Sanford

Sanford Young, 54, of Route 1, Webbville, KY died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness.  A native of Webbville, he was a farmer and the son of the late Richard F. and Cathie Roberts Young. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are six daughters, Misses Loray, Loretta, Jo Ann, and Hester Young, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Harold Wright of Lima, OH, and Miss Marilyn Young of Blaine, KY; four sons, Wade Allen, Terry Wayne, Roger Lee and Ralph Young, all of Blaine; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Nancy and Mrs. Hubert Saunders, both of Columbus, and Miss Wanda Lee Young of Webbville; and three brothers, Victor Young of Trenton, MI, Burns Young of Webbville and Ray Young of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1963

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AUSTIN, S. Eugene

1915-1963

S. Eugene Austin, 48, a native of Lawrence County, owner of the Austin Floor Covering Co., at 1506 Kanawha Blvd., W. Charleston, WV, died Friday, March 29, after a short illness. Mr. Austin, of 1389 Stone Road, was a member of the Charleston Elks Lodge, the Charleston Press Club, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, University Club, the National Aeronautic Association and was a Kentucky Colonel. He had lived in Charleston since 1935. Surviving are his widow, the former Eula Preston, a daughter, Mrs. Carol Anderson of Charleston; three sons, Robert of Cincinnati, OH, William of Paintsville, KY, and Dana of Charleston, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Austin of Ulysses, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Chandler of Ashland, KY and Mrs. William Martin of Charleston; two brothers, Charles of Ulysses and Jack of Charleston and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 11. 1963

 

BALL, Thomas William

1905-1963

Thomas William Ball, Jr., 57, administrator of the Lawrence County Health Department for 14 years, died Monday morning at his home at Adams, KY, of an apparent heart attack. Ball, a brother of former County Judge Nile Ball, his efforts led to construction of the county's new health building. Ball also was a civic leader and was prominent in the Democratic party affairs of the county. He was born at Adams, September 23, 1905, a son of the late Thomas William and Ida Miriam McKinster Ball. Mr. Ball, a former Lawrence County teacher, attended Morehead State College and graduated from Berea (KY) College. He also took post-graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He was appointed to the administrative post with the Health Department in May of 1948. Mr. Ball was a member of Jake Rice Chapter 606 of the Masonic Order of Eastern Star at Blaine, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Esta Faye Cantrell Ball, to whom he had been married for 30 years; a son, Thomas William Ball, III, a student at Morehead College; a sister, Mrs. Marion Wirey of Las Vegas, NV; four brothers, E. K. Ball of Clermont, IN, Oscar T. Ball of Tempe, AZ, Woodrow Ball of Columbus, and Nile Ball of Adams and a half brother, W. S. Borders of Las Vegas. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Jack Gold and the Rev. L. R. Buskirk officiating, and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The church choir sang two of his favorite selections, "Oh For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" and "So Near To God Am I". The packed church of friends attending the funeral ant he abundant floral offerings were tokens of appreciation for the efforts of the deceased to held build a better world many times against the oddities of life. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

BELCHER, Andrew Jackson

1878-1963

Andrew Jackson Belcher, 84, of Route 5, Louisa, died Friday, March 22, at 10:35 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 1 1/2 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 25, at 2 p.m. from the United Baptist Church, Inez, KY, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Belcher Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. Born July 26, 1878, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late Allen and Lucinda Crum Belcher. He was a retired United Fuel Gas Co. employee. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elsie Tomblin Belcher, six daughters, Mrs. Charles Fitzpatrick, Hensley, WV, Mrs. Brookie Colvin and Miss Bernice Belcher of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Theresa Ray, Shoals, WV, Miss Irene Belcher, Princeton, WV, and Miss Melda Belcher, at home; two step daughters, Mrs. James Salmons, Sciotoville, OH, and Mrs. Russell McManus, Dayton, OH, 6 sons, Grant Belcher, Inez, KY, Joe Belcher, Hensley, WV, Andrew Belcher, Princeton, WV, Lace Belcher, Cleveland, OH, Johnny and Lawrence Belcher, both at home; one stepson, Arvil Maynard of Fort Gay, WV; a sister, Mrs. Virginia France, Logan, WV, 3 brothers, Anderson Belcher, Crum, WV, Millard Belcher, Kenova, WV, Bill Belcher, Man, WV, 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Grant Belcher, Inez, KY, Sunday, March 24, from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

COLLINSWORTH, Judy (Moore)

1869-1963

Mrs. Judy Moore Collinsworth, 93, a prominent Lawrence County retired school teacher, passed away Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Heaberlin, Kenova, WV following an illness of two weeks, She had resided in the Heaberlin home for the past nine months. The deceased, a widow of John A. (Jack) Collinsworth was born at Zelda, KY, November 20,1 869, a daughter of the late David and Millie Layne Moore. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle, Louisa Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Louisa and before her marriage, a teacher in the Lawrence County school system for ten years. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Tabernacle in Fallsburg, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, KY. Survivors include a foster son, Edison Daniels of Alexandria, OH, two nieces, Mrs. S. D. Woods of Grundy, VA, and Mrs. B. W. Whitt of Ashland, KY; one nephew, Mr. J. B. Moore of Louisa. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the service to lie in state until funeral time. Friends may call at the Funeral home. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1963

 

CONN, Paradine (Prince)

Mrs. Paradine Prince Conn, 75, of Donathan, Louisa, Route 2, died Thursday, April 18 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on the farm. Born in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Van and Sarah Carter Prince, natives of Virginia. She was the widow of James Conn, who died in 1937. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. Survivors include 5 daughters, Misses Mary and Goldie Conn, at home, Mrs. R. L. Maynard of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Minerva Laney of Monroe, MI and Mrs. Homer Cook of Wayne, MI, a son, Willie Conn of Columbus, OH; a brother, Thomas Prince of Mount Gay, WV, and 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1963

 

DANIELS, Belva (Daniels)

1883-1963

Mrs. Belva Daniels, 70, of Louisa Route 1, died in an Ashland hospital Wednesday, April 17. Graveside services were conducted Friday at 10:30 in the Coburn Cemetery on Louisa route 1 with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. She was born at Ellen, KY, on January 23, 1883, a daughter of the late David and Kate Miles Daniels. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bill Fugett of Louisa Route 1, a son, Harry Grubb of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Johnny May of Columbus, two brothers, Morton Daniels of Webbville, route 1 and jay Daniels of Robinette, WV and 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1963

 

DIAMOND, John R.

1869-1963

John r. Diamond, 93, of 305 Clay Street, Louisa, died at his home Thursday night, April 11. Funeral services for the retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus officiating and burial was in the Diamond Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. He was born November 28, 1869, in Louisa, a son of the late John M. and Mary Rice Diamond. He was employed by C & O for 38 years as tie buyer and retired 20 years ago. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Louisa whose members conducted graveside rites. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Garnie G. Diamond of Louisa, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Goodwin of Columbus, five sons, Edgar Diamond of Milton, WV, Elbie Diamond of Nitro, WV, Jack and Claude Diamond of Louisa and Lark Diamond of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Moore of Los Angeles and Mrs. Junie Jobe of Arizona and 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1963

 

DIMITROFF, Peter E.

1884-1963

Peter E. Dimitroff, 78, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Tuesday, March 26, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 2 with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery on Fort Gay  Route 2. He was born in Bulgaria on October 17, 1884, and was a retired stone mason. He lived at Fort Gay, 42 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Laura Hampton Dimitroff; two sons, Paul Dimitroff of St. Albans, WV, and Raymond Dimitroff of Chesapeake, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. John W. Adams of Chesapeake and Mrs. Lenora Miles of Passaic, NJ and7 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

ERWIN, Rebecca May (Pickrell)

1884-1963

Rebecca May Pickrell Erwin, 78 years of age, passed away April 8, 1963, at her home in Minford, OH. Born in Lawrence County, September 29, 1884, she was a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Jessie A. Grubb Pickrell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bert and Milt Pickrell and one sister, Anne Pickrell Diamond. Funeral services were conducted at the Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home, Minford, OH at 11 a.m. on April 10, with the Rev. Don Williams and Rev. Julius Chandler officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Louisa, where graveside services were held. She is survived by her husband, Edward Erwin of Minford, one sister, Mrs. S. W. Dodson, Louisa and one brother, M. B. Pickrell of Argyle, TX. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1963

 

GILLIAM, Alvin

1882-1963

Alvin Gilliam, 80, formerly of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Wednesday, April 3, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Snipes of Paris, KY. He was born in Elliott Co., KY on June 15, 1882, a son of the late Howard and Elizabeth Adkins Gilliam. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Church of God on Mill Creek, with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Snipes, include three other daughters, Mrs. Mabel Thompson, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Bessie Sword of California and Mrs. Max Kidd of Mansfield, OH; a son, Crate Gilliam of Mansfield; five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Pennington, of Iowa, Mrs. Margaret Lewis, Mrs. Laura Mason and Mrs. Fannie Gibson of Isonville, KY and Mrs. Bessie Conley of Morehead, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

LEMASTER, Rickie Ray

1963-1963

Rickie Ray Lemaster, born March 29, 1963, infant son of Donald and Jean Carol Walters Lemaster, Route 2, Louisa, died Saturday, March 30. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in Lemaster and Fairchild Cemetery on Route 2. Survivors include the parents, the grandparents, Mrs. Alka Lemaster, Columbus, OH, and Mr. and Mrs. German Walters, Jr., Route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

LYCAN, Bird (Wellman)

1881-1963

Mrs. Bird Lycan, 81, formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, April 4 in Huntington hospital. She was born November 10, 1882, a daughter of the late Michael and Nan Billups Wellman. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the widow of W. S. Lycan who died in 1953. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wellman, of Fort Gay route 1 and Mrs. James E. Lee of East Point, GA, a son Paul Lycan of Tarpon Springs, FL and 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

MAYNARD, Monterville

1887-1963

Funeral services for Monterville Maynard, 75, of Route 1, Louisa, who died Thursday, April 4, at his home following an illness of three months, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Smokey Valley Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. A native of Inez, KY, Mr. Maynard was born May 29, 1887, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Stepp Maynard. He was a farmer and carpenter and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Rhoda Lemaster Maynard, four daughters, Mrs. Charlie Hamm, of Louisa, Mrs. Elwood Maynard of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Edward Graham of Columbus, and Mrs. Pat Arnett of Salyersville, KY, six sons, Virgil Maynard of Joy, IL, Gallie Maynard of Louisa, Dave and Loyal Maynard of Columbus, Earl Maynard of Inez and Sam Maynard of Waco, TX; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Stepp of Inez; 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

MCDOWELL, Elizabeth (Marcum)

1886-1963

Mrs. Elizabeth Marcum McDowell, 77 of 114 Boone Street, Louisa, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital. She formerly lived in Huntington where she was a practical nurse for many years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born March 9, 1886. at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late J. C. and Jane Huff Marcum and was the widow of Bert McDowell, who died in 1929. She was a member of the Grace Gospel Church in Huntington. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Grover Caperton, Mrs. John Justice, Mrs. Lutie Cain and Mrs. Charles Waldeck and a brother, Sherman Marcum all of Louisa. The body was taken from the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. to the home of Mrs. Justice and was returned to the funeral home Sunday at 9 a.m. where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

MCKINNEY, James Marion

James Marion McKinney, 86, of Star Route, Louisa, died Friday afternoon, April 12, in a South Williamson, KY hospital, after an extended illness. A member of a Pike County pioneer family, he was the son of the late Riley Jackson and Sarah Francis Hicks McKinney. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Dennis Chapel with Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the McKinney Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grayson Hensley of South Williamson. The body was taken to the church from the Curtright Funeral Home one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1963

 

MILES, Louella (Hubbard)

Mrs. Louella Hubbard Miles, 80, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 28, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Saunders Cemetery at Blaine, KY. She was born in Wise Co., VA, a daughter of the late Ed and Ann Hall Hubbard, and was the widow of Levi Miles, who died in 1939. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Brady Woodard, Mrs. Clarence Lycan and Mrs. John Powell of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Nolan May and Mrs. John Wilson of Louisa and Mrs. Wade Polinori of Downey, CA; a son, Wade Fraley of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Arrington of Los Cruces, NM and 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

PACK, Sgt. Willis H.

1928-1963

Sgt. Willis H. Pack, 34, formerly of Route 5, Louisa, died Sunday in Ft. Benjamin Harrison Hospital near Indianapolis after an illness of eight months. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Sgt. Pack was born April 26, 1928, at Job, KY, a son of Lucian E. and Bertha Sparks Pack of Route 5, Louisa. Sgt. Pack had been in the Army 17 years. Other survivors are his widow, Mrs. Rosa C. Pack, a daughter, Doris Pack and a son, Billy Pack, at home; a brother, William David Pack of Route 5, Louisa; seven sisters, Mrs. Jams Milles, Jr. of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ershell Mills of Inez, Mrs. Foyle Kelly of Riverview, MI, Mrs. Cletus Anderson, South Gate, MI, Mrs. Walden Terry and Mrs. George Thornsberry of Mr. Sterling, OH and Miss Eleanor Pack at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

SALYER, Ralph Eugene

1963-1963

Ralph Eugene Salyer, infant son of Ralph and Ann Hughes Salyer, died at birth Friday, April 19, at 12 o'clock in a local hospital. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery, on Route 1, Louisa. Survivors include the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hughes, Route 1, Louisa and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Minyard Salyer of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1963

 

SAMMONS, J. Russell

1900-1963

J. Russell Sammons, 63, of 305 Pike Street, Louisa, died Wednesday night March 27, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Nora Collinworth, 411 West Twenty-sixth Street, Huntington, WV after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Stannard Chandler and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Born April 10, 1900, in Louisa, he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Sarah J. Wooten Sammons. A brother of the late Forrest Sammons, Huntington contractor, he was employed by the Sammons Construction Co. for a number of years and later the Duncan Box and Lumber Co. of Huntington. Additional survivors include two other sisters, Mrs. Grace Henrichs of Eccles, WV and Miss Nancy Mae Sammons of Louisa; three brothers, Harry C. Sammons of Sedalia, MO, Herbert W. Sammons of Parkersburg, WV and Ed P. Sammons of Greensburg, PA. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1963

 

SPEARS, Isadore (Robertson)

1869-1963

Mrs. Isadore Spears, 94, of Route 2 Fort Gay, WV, died at the home of a son, Burgess Spears, Route 2, Fort Gay, Friday evening, April 12, after an extended illness. The widow of the late W. R. Spears, she was born at Route 2, Fort Gay on April 3, 1869, the daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Ann Frazier Robertson. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Bartram Chapel with the Rev. H. H. Ross and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Otto Wellman and Mrs. Jennie Wilson, both of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Wayne Shepard, Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Mary See, Fort Gay and Mrs. Russell Crabtree, Route 1, Fort Gay, five sons, Luther Spears of Fort Gay, Garland, Lindsey and Burgess Spears, all of Route 2, Fort Gay, and Thirl Spears of Mansfield, OH, 38 grandchildren; 97 great grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a son, Burgess Spears, at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1963

 

STEWART, Frances (Lambert)

1884-1963

Mrs. Frances Lambert Stewart, 78, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, following an extended illness at her residence at 3306 Walters Hill Drive, Ashland, KY. A native of Lawrence County, Mrs. Stewart was born October 13,1 884, a daughter of the late P. F. and Martha Stewart Lambert. She had resided in Ashland 40 years and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Kent R. Stewart; one son, J. C. Stewart of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. George Fannin of Route 1, Catlettsburg; and one half brother, George Lambert of Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

WHITT, Jefferson

1869-1963

Jefferson Whitt, 93, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Martha, KY, died Tuesday, April 2, following a long illness. He had been residing with a son, Orville Whitt, in Columbus since February 10 of this year. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Martha Church of God with the Rev. Willie Sparks and the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. He was born at Sandy Hook, KY, April 12, 1869, a son of the late William and Babe Adkins Whitt, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Amanda Griffith Whitt, preceded him in death October 12, 1961. Survivors in addition to the son, include two daughters, Mrs. Monnie Williams and Mrs. Elizabeth Boggs of Blaine, KY; 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the home of Nelson Sturgill at Martha, 2 p.m. Thursday where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1963

 

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ADAMS, Sarah (Wilks)

1888-1963

Mrs. Sarah Adams, 75, of Cherokee, KY, who died on Wednesday, May 15, at her home, was buried in the Adams cemetery on Webbville, KY, Route 1, following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. She was born at Cherokee on February 5, 1888, a daughter of the late Allen and Mary Vickers Wilks. He husband, Stanton Adams, preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Large, of Rutland, OH; three sons, Estill Adams, at home, W. H. Adams of Catlettsburg, Route 2, and Ova Adams of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara McKinney of Louisa and Mrs. Lottie Carter of Louisa Route 4; a brother, Henry Wilks of Catlettsburg and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

ANDERSON, Luther M.

1893-1963

Luther M. Anderson, 69, of Effie, WV, a retired coal miner, died Tuesday in Louisa after a one year illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Old Pleasant Baptist church on Mill Creek Thursday at 2 p.m. (DST) by the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Wayne Thompson. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery on the Left Fork of Mill Creek. Mr. Anderson, born October 16, 1893, was a son of the late Sam and Nancy Edgel Anderson. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margie Hill Anderson, a daughter, Mrs. Earl Parsons, of Fort Gay, Route 1, a step daughter, Mrs. George Artrip of Fort Gay, Route 1; three stepsons, Johnny and James McNeely of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Robert McNeely of Eskdale, WV; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Queen of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Clarence Anderson of Chloe, WV and Charlie Anderson of Altizer, WV and nine step grandchildren. The body has been taken to the home of Mrs. Parson from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

BATES, Frank T.

1892-1963

Frank T. Bates, 71, Louisa, Route 2, died Monday morning in a Cincinnati hospital after a long illness. A retired employee of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, he was born May 9, 1892, a son of the late Lott and Margarett Tisner Bates. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nora Hahn Bates; one sister, Mrs. W. M. Leightemhimer of Portsmouth, OH and two brothers, James Bates of Louisa Route 2, and Elwood Bates of Portsmouth. Graveside rites were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in See Cemetery near Louisa with the Rev. Nathan Chaffin officiating. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

BLAKE, Lucian Tucker

1901-1963

Lucian Tucker Blake, 61, of Prichard, WV, died Saturday afternoon at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad employee, and had been a member of the Methodist Church for the past 10 years. He was born at Prichard, May 25, 1901, a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Delilah Gilkerson Blake. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nannie Perry Blake, one son, Pvt. Jimmy Lee Blake, with the U. S. Army, Ft. Benning, GA; two sisters, Mrs. T. F. Jackson of Milboro Springs, VA and Mrs. B. L. McAllister of Childs, VA, three brothers, Charles, Bernard and Edgar Blake, all of Prichard, and one grandson, Stephen Dwayne Blake. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev. Orvis Koon officiating. Burial was in the Gilkerson Cemetery at Prichard. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

BORDERS, Corda (Pigg)

1894-1963

Mrs. Corda Pigg Borders, 68, of 2805 Hite Avenue, Huntington, WV, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. E. F. Turner officiating. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. A daughter of the late Felix and Louisa McClure Pigg, she was born on Louisa route 1 June 15, 1894. Survivors include her husband, Charles Borders, a sister, Mrs. Cora Ball of Huntington, and three brothers, Grant and Ben Pigg of Louisa Route 1, and Everett P:igg of Hellier, KY. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1963

 

BRUCATO, Janice (Riffe)

1933-1963

Mrs. Janice Riffe Brucato, 29, of Cincinnati, OH, died suddenly Monday afternoon, May 6. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. from the Bolton Funeral Home with the Rev. Morehead officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery at Cincinnati. She was born November 17, 1933 in Lawrence county, a daughter of Birdie Carter Riffe, and the late James Edgar Riffe. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati. Survivors, other than the mother, are the husband, Joe P. Brucato; a daughter, Suzette, of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. H. A. rink, of San Jose, C and Mrs. Elmer Jaeger of Cincinnati; four brothers, James K. Riffe of Westwood, KY, Landon Lee Riffe, of Ashland, KY, Elliott W. Riffe, Cincinnati, and Paul B. Riffe, Star Route, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

CARTER, Kay

1886-1963

Kay Carter, 77, of Louisa, Route 4, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Myrtle Chapel on Louisa Route 4 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Carter was born April 24, 1886, a son of the late James W. and Sarah Berry Carter. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lottie Wilks Carter; three daughters, Mrs. Chester Salyers, of Louisa Route 4, and Mrs. Vince Contie and Miss Verna Carter of Columbus; four sons, Howard Carter of Maysville, KY, Luther Carter of Chillicothe, OH, Forest Carter of Beaumont, TX and Don Carter of Louisa, route 1; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

CHAMBERS, Millard W.

1876-1963

Millard W. Chambers, 87, w well-known resident of Route 2, Louisa, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in a Louisa hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year, but had been hospitalized only three days. He was a retired grocer and farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home. The Rev. W. L. Stratton officiated and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. A native of Lawrence county, Mr. Chambers was born March 22, 1876, a son of the late William R. and Sarah Davis Chambers. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for 35 years. His first wife, Mrs. Onolda Wellman Chambers, died in1918. He later married the former Miss Florence Smith who died in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Hall of Columbus, Mrs. Ted Adiska of Milan, MI and Mrs. Charles R. Wooten of Louisa; two sons, M. S. Chambers of Springfield, OH and W. R. Chambers of Route 2 Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1963

 

COX, Roberta (Stewart)

1879-1963

Mrs. Roberta Cox, 83, died at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Charlie Adams, of Flatwoods, KY, early Saturday morning, after an extended illness. She was a resident of Webbville, KY. Born in Webbville, July 11, 1879, she was a daughter of the late Miles and Ellen Lyons Stewart. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Cotton of Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Charlie Smith of Shively, one stepdaughter, Mrs. James Jacobs of Poe; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body remained at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

FRAZIER, Jay B.

Jay B. Frazier, 98, Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, April 23. He was born September 29, 1864, so of the late George William and Elizabeth Thompson Frazier, in Louisa. He had been a resident of Columbus for 15 years. His wife, Julia Rice Frazier, preceded him in death in 1932. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.  Fred Vanhorn officiating, and burial in the Frazier Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Charley Edwards of Chapmansville, WV, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterman, Mrs. Carl Williams, Mrs. Elver Hewlett and Mrs. Elmer Peterman, all of Columbus, Mrs. Bertha McGuire, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Howard Farmer, Newark, OH, and Mrs. Ray Crabtree, Louisa; four sons, Charley Frazier, Catlettsburg, William Frazier, Alexandria, KY, John Frazier, Tipp City, OH and Jay Frazier, Columbus; 45 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1963

 

HAYES, Monnie (Moore)

1892-1963

Mrs. Monnie Hayes, 70, of Louisa died in a Russell, KY nursing home early Saturday morning following a brief illness. She was born at Adams, KY, August 24, 1892, a daughter of the late Augustus and Deliah Elderman Moore. She was the widow of the late Dr. W. A. Hayes, physician. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa of which she was a member with the Rev. William L. Stratton and Rev. S. B. Ball officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell V. Thompson of Ashland and Mrs. E. C. Sharpe of El Paso, TX; a son, Jefferson A. Hayes of Dayton, OH; one half brother, Walter Moore of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1963

 

HENSON, Edith (Scott)

Mrs. Edith Scott Henson, 36, of Galion, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY, who died Saturday, May 4, at her home, was buried in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on Louisa route 3, following funeral services Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Christian Baptist Church, Louisa. She was a daughter of Marvin Scott of Louisa Route 4, and the late Mrs. Dora Mullins Scott. Additional survivors include the husband, William Henson, a son, William Gene Henson at home; a sister, Mrs. Marie Kokiko of Galion; three half-sisters, Miss Alice Fay Henson and Mrs. Nancy Fitzgerald of Louisa, and Mrs. Betty Salyers, of Bluefield, WV; 2 half-brothers, John and Marvin Scott, Jr., and a grandmother, Mrs. Perlina Fannin, all of Louisa. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

MCKINSTER, Jesse H.

1876-1963

Jesse H. McKinster, 87, of Fort Gay, Route 1, whose six children all are present or former Huntington area ministers or school teachers, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in a Bradenton, FL hospital after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. Mr. McKinster was born March 29, 1876, at Adams, KY, a son of the late Jesse and Mary Emily Ramey McKinster. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, the former, Nannie Billups, died in August 1954. Mr. McKinster had resided the past four years with a son, Robert McKinster in Bradenton. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Parsons of Branchland, WV, Mrs. Grace Lycans of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Forest Littleton of Bradenton; two other sons, Rev. M. V. McKinster of Graceville, FL and the Rev. F. V. McKinster of Keystone, WV; a brother Milton McKinster of Adams; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was flown here from Florida. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1963

 

MOORE, Sarah Belle (Bowling)

1887-1963

Mrs. Sarah Belle Moore, 75, of Blaine, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday night after a month’s illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Herman Ross and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery at Blaine. She was born October 20, 1887, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Shade and Perlina Green Bowling. Survivors include the husband, Paris Moore; 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe Boggs of Blaine and Mrs. Eddie Ward of Wakefield, OH; 2 sons, George Moore of Ashland and Willie Moore of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Arrington of Blaine and Mrs. Zora Castle of Catlettsburg, KY; two brothers, Jay O. Bowling of Columbus and Willie Bowling of Catlettsburg; a half brother, Ned Branham of Lucasville, OH and 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service to lie in state. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

MURRAY, Ernest R.

1914-1963

FORMER LAWRENCE COUNTIAN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH

A Boyd County grocer, former Lawrence Countian, died and four other persons were injured in a highway accident at 4:10 p.m. Sunday on Us 23 about 5 miles south of Catlettsburg. Ernest R. Murray, 49, of the Paddle Creek Section of Boyd County, died in the emergency room at King's Daughters' Hospital at 6 p.m. of internal injuries and shock suffered in the accident, Boyd County Coroner Russell Compton reported. Injured in the accident were his wife, Mrs. Virginia Brown Murray, 46, head injuries, condition fair; Randall Wright, 32 of 1071 Geers Street Columbus, OH mouth cuts; Mrs. Minnie Wright, 24, his wife, chest injuries, condition fair; Harvey Preece, 17, Louisa Route 3,  a brother of Mrs. Wright; facial cuts. Kentucky State Trooper Charles Butcher, who investigated the accident, said that the Wright vehicle passed other cars in the lane of traffic and struck the Murray automobile as it turned left to enter Kentucky Route 697.Both cars were traveling north on US 23.

 

Two grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Doris McKnight, 7, and Lois McKnight, 3, passengers in the Murray car were uninjured and the Wright's two year old daughter, Thelma, was uninjured, Trooper Butcher reported. In addition to his grocery business, Mr. Murray was also a concrete finisher and truck operator. He was a veteran of World War II and was born October 2, 1913 in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of the late Bethley and Catherine Kitchen Murray. Surviving in addition to the widow are one son, Roger Murray of Catlettsburg, Route 1, and one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Sturgeon of Catlettsburg, Route 1; two brothers, Emmet and Gaylord Murray, both of Whitehouse, KY; five sisters, Mrs. Mack Akers, Mrs. John George, Mrs. Lunda George and Mrs. Willie Borders, all of Georges Creek and Mrs. Carma Wiley of Whitehouse, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

OSBORNE, Rose Ellen (Hoosier)

1939-1963

Mrs. Rose Ellen Hoosier Osborne, 24, of Prichard, WV, died in a Huntington hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident six days prior to death. Mrs. Osborne was born March 5, 1939, a daughter of George and Eltha Hatten Hoosier, of Route 2, Prichard. She was employed as a waitress at the Gino Pizza Restaurant in Huntington. She had been a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church at Prichard for 10 years. Survivors, other than the parents, include one son, George Aaron Osborne, of Route 2, Prichard; one sister, Mrs. E. W. Willis of Route 2, Prichard. The body was removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Willis, Saturday at 6 p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. Orvis Koon and the Rev. William Harris, both of Prichard. Burial was in the Hatten Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

PELFREY, Forrest Lee

1892-1963

Funeral services for Forrest Lee Pelfrey, 70, of Route 4, Louisa, who died Monday in Ashland, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the residence with the Rev. Hood Wallen, the Rev. Emerson Collier, and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Mr. Pelfrey, a farmer, was born July 3, 1892, at Relief, KY, a son of the late William T. and Nannie Brown Pelfrey. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rinda Cox Pelfrey, to whom he had been married 52 years; six daughters, Mrs. Greta Barker and Mrs. Holbert Riggsby, of Martha, KY, Mrs. Beryl Jones of Paintsville, Mrs. Gladys Kelly of Indianapolis, Mrs. Edward Evans and Mrs. Lawrence Wheeler of Columbus, OH; six sons, Emerson Pelfrey of East Chicago, IN, W. H. Pelfrey, Keaton, KY, John Pelfrey of Martha, Ellis Pelfrey of Columbus, Forrest Pelfrey, Jr. of Dayton, OH and Chester Pelfrey of Route 4, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Irwin Holbrook of Mima, KY; a brother, Wally Pelfrey of Mima; 41 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

RATCLIFFE, Charles Michael

1963-1963

Charles Michael Ratcliffe, infant son of Jimmy H. and Janet Nelson Ratcliffe, of Louisa, born about midnight Saturday in a Louisa hospital died Sunday around 12 noon in an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Derifield Cemetery, Clifford, KY, with the Rev. James Grayson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, officiating. In addition to his parents, he is survived by the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ratcliffe of Clifford and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Nelson of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1963

 

RATCLIFF, Herschell

1900-1963

Herschell Ratcliff, 62 of 1015 South Ninth St., Ironton, OH, who died Sunday in an Ironton hospital was buried in the Morris Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV, following funeral services on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Mr. Ratcliff was born in Fort Gay July 25, 1900, a son of the late Robert and Phyllis Bromley Ratcliff. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Moore of Fort Gay, Mrs. Spurgeon Smith of Huntington and Mrs. Stanley Wallace of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1963

 

ROBERTS, Allen Taylor

1892-1963

Allen Taylor Roberts, 70, of Adams, KY, a retired farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. He had been hospitalized since suffering a heart attack five days ago. A native of Adams, Mr. Roberts was born November 21, 1892, a son of the late Charlie and Mollie Adams Roberts. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery at Williamsport, OH. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Pearlie Thompson Roberts, a son, John Charles Roberts, of New Holland, OH, six sisters, Mrs. Bill Thompson of Blaine, Mrs. Emma Thompson of Cincinnati, Mrs. Sue Short of Dallas, TX, Mrs. Chaney Thompson of Gary, IN, Mrs. Archie Morris of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. June Guthrie of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1963

 

SKAGGS, Sarah Ann (Holbrook)

1883-1963

Mrs. Sarah Ann Skaggs, 79, of 913 Adams Street, Louisa, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Gold and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. A quartet from the Louisa Methodist Church sang favorite hymns "Abide With Me", and "Near To The Heart of God". Burial was in the Hay Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Mrs. Skaggs was born May 15, 1883, at Martha, KY, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Boggs Holbrook, and moved to Louisa, 53 years ago. She was baptized recently into the Methodist faith. She is survived by her husband, Clinton C. Skaggs; five daughters, Mrs. Lillian Parker and Mrs. Paul Travis of Columbus, Mrs. Andrew York of Louisa, Mrs. Martin W. Nyberg, of Whitehall, MI and Mrs. Wilburt Siegal of Jupiter, FL; two sons, William Ray Skaggs of Coshocton, OH and Clinton D. Skaggs of Johnson City, TN; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Hay and Mrs. Della Holbrook of Louisa and Mrs. Jane Cochran of Portsmouth; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body remained at the funeral home until one hour before the services when it was taken to the Chapel to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

THOMPSON, Lucinda (Ferrell)

1875-1963

Mrs. Lucinda Ferrell Thompson, 87, Lowmansville, KY, died Monday, May 6, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one week. She was born January 17, 1875, a daughter of the late William Martin and Emma Laney Ferrell in Floyd County, KY. She lived at White House, KY for 40 years and had been a resident of the Lowmansville section for 12 years. She was the widow of Arnold Thompson, to whom she had been married for 32 years. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, 2 p.m. from the White House Enterprise Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brack Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at White House. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Julina Ward, Inez, KY, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster, Lowmansville; two sons, Arch Thompson, Stockdale, OH, and Andrew Thompson, U. S. Army serving in Japan, and 23 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home Tuesday to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lemaster, Lowmansville, where it will remain until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

WARD, Sheridan

1891-1963

Sheridan Ward, 72, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. He was born February 19,1 891, in Virginia. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Ramey Ward, three sons, Glennis Ward of Wheelersburg, OH, and Kermit and Ford Ward of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Willy Browning of Cannonsburg, KY and Mrs. Arlie Kazee of Marysville, OH; four brothers, Lunda Ward of Wakefield, OH, Chilt and Asbury Ward of Plain City, OH, and Samuel Ward of Mulberry, Ark; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Low Gap Church with the Rev. John Pelfrey and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

WATSON, Inez (Wall)

Mrs. Inez Wall Watson, of 1300 Huntington Avenue, Huntington, WV, daughter of one of Huntington’s early settlers, died Saturday, April 27, in a Huntington hospital. She was a daughter of the late Dr. J. O. and Fannie Mitchell Wall, who helped develop Central City. Funeral services were conducted at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary Monday, April 29, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack McInnis officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. John B. Koehler and Peyton Michell Dudley, both of Huntington. She was the widow of Dr. Morton G. Watson, of Louisa, who died in 1914. An only son, Morton W. Watson, died in 1929. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

WHEELER, Mary (Cordle)

1891-1963

Mrs. Mary Wheeler, 71, of 4405 Daniel St., Ashland, died Monday night in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born December 15, 1891 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John R. and Samantha Baker Cordle. She was a member of the Hoods Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles, five sons, Otis, Herman and Thurman Wheeler of Ashland, and Arnie and Maynard Wheeler of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Vada Hall and Mrs. Ula Fern Caines of Ashland; four brothers, Jess Cordle of Wilbur, KY, Hobert and Mynuard Cordle of Blaine, and Celcie Cordle of Minford, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Esta Ward of Wakefield, OH and Mrs. Thersa Cordle of Sunbury; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) at the 39th Street Oak Springs United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland. The body is at the John Steen Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1963

 

WILSON, Nannie (Endicott)

1872-1963

Mrs. Nannie E. Wilson, one of Louisa’s highly esteemed women, of 405 Sycamore St., died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church of Louisa, of which she was a chartered member, with the Rev. James Grayson, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Gray, former pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was born at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Joshua and Elizabeth Sammons Endicott, and moved to Louisa when a small child. She was the widow of Charles Jefferson Wilson, who died September 16, 1917. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. M. A. Emmons of Hazard, KY, Mrs. Herbert Skaggs, Mrs. C. T. Britton, and Mrs. Roger Caudill of Louisa and Mrs. James J. Johnstone, Jr., of South Point, OH; three sons, H. A. Wilson of Port Charlotte, FL, G. J. Wilson of Penns Grove, NJ, and C. J. Wilson of Louisa, 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1963

 

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CASKEY, Earl

Earl Caskey, 71, who has been an attorney in Martin County since 1917, collapsed and died on a downtown street Thursday, June 13, of an apparent heart attack. He had been master court commissioner for 30 years in Martin County Circuit Court and served one term as county attorney. He was a graduate of the Law School at the University of Kentucky, a member of the Masonic Lodge and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. A brother, Clyde Caskey, resides in Inez. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1963

 

CHARLES, Patricia Ann

1947-1963

A Columbus girl visiting relatives in the Kentucky-West Virginia area was killed about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the car in which she was riding rolled over an embankment off U. S. Route 52, at Genoa, WV. Patricia Ann Charles, 15, died of head injuries when thrown from the car. She was the daughter of Steve and Jewel Bevins Charles of 968 ½ North High Street, Columbus. The state police said the car failed to make a curve and rolled down a 40 foot embankment. The girl and two others in the car were thrown out. The driver identified as Clyde Charles, 23, also of Columbus, and a double cousin of the girl, and John Dowden of Fort Gay, another passenger, escaped with minor injuries. State Trooper G. D. Spence of Wayne detachment said negligent homicide charges were filed Monday morning against the driver, who was held in the Wayne County jail. Patricia Ann was born September 24, 1947, at Lowmansville, KY. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Wanda Sue Charles, at home and two brothers, Larry Paul Charles of Columbus, OH, and Steve Charles Jr. at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore’s Chapel on Lick Creek near Louisa with the Rev. Cecil Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Bevins Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

CYRUS, Mary (Carter)

Mrs. Mary Carter Cyrus, 56, of Catlettsburg, KY, died Friday evening at her home after a two year illness. She was born at Louisa, a daughter of the late Ira and Corda Marcum Carter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with Rev. Hager France officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving is a son, Homer Cyrus, Jr., of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Cola Damron and Mrs. John Nolan, both of Louisa and a brother, Walter B. Carter of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

FERGUSON, Lurenay (Curtis)

1878-1963

Mrs. Lurenay Ferguson, 84, of Blaine, KY, died May 29, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Skaggstown Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Cammant Cemetery at Flat Gap, KY. She was born in Morgan County, KY on August 18, 1878, a daughter of the late John and Ellen Cantrill Curtis. Her husband, James H. Ferguson, died in 1937. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Lora McCoy of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Nora N. West of Blaine; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred VanHoose of Sitka, KY; foru sons, Lunda, Clyde, Elwood and Hargis Ferguson, of Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Wright of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Steve Howard and Mrs. Nola Boggs of Camp Burnett, OH and Mrs. Florence Wood of Highland Bend, OH; two brothers, Worthy Curtis of Columbus and Tommy Curtis of Portsmouth and 34 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

HAMMOND, William

1899-1963

William Hammond, 64 years old, of Louisa, Route 5, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, June 6, following a year’s illness. Funeral services were conducted from Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Evans of Columbus officiating and burial was in the Hammond Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. He was born at Clifford, KY, January 10, 1899, a son of the late Frank and Emmaline Engle Hammond. He was employed in the communication division of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rose Williamson Hammond; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Derifield of Columbus, OH, three sons, Troy Hammond of Louisa Route 2, Jack and Joe Hammond of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Cinda Perry of Sandusky, OH, a brother, Frank Hammond, Jr., of Grand Rapids, MI and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1963

 

HAMPTON, Deborah Lynn

1963-1963

Deborah Lynn Hampton, 3 day old daughter of Lewis and Virginia Thompson Hampton of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, June 12 1963, 9 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. She was born June 9, 1963. Interment was made in Radnor Cemetery, Radnor, WV, Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, three brothers, Mike, Sammy and Ricky Hampton; six sisters, Sharon, Mary Lou, Teresa, Janice, Linda and Kimberly Hampton, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Esker Hampton, Fort Gay, Route 2, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thompson, Fort Gay, Route 2. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1963

 

HUTCHISON, Effie Ann (O’Neal)

1872-1963

Mrs. Effie Ann O’Neal Hutchison, 91, died Monday at her home on Route 1, Louisa, following an illness of eight months. A native of Waterloo, OH, Mrs. Hutchison was born May 5, 1872, a daughter of the late William D. and Ann Woodruff O’Neal. Her husband, W. Elwood Hutchison, died in 1950. Mrs. Hutchison had been a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 70 years and was an active worker and teacher in the Evergreen Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Evergreen Methodist Church on Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Hutchison Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Nelson, Route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Sadie Walker of Prospects, OH, and one granddaughter. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before services when it was removed to the church to lie in state. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

KIDD, Mazella (Endicott)

1876-1963

Mrs. Mazella Kidd, 86, of Glenhayes, WV, died Tuesday night, May 28, in a Huntington nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and burial was in the Branham Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. She was born July 29, 1876, a daughter of the late James and Columbia Branham Endicott. Her husband, E. L. Kidd, died in 1947. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jay Maynard of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. Mabel Frazier of Glenhayes, Mrs. Ralph Ziesler of Chillicothe, OH and Miss Josephine Kidd of Glenhayes; three sons, James Kidd of Lucas, OH, Cecil Kidd of Columbus and Willard Kidd of Houston, TX; and 30 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

LOWE, Howard Charles

1963-1963

Howard Charles Lowe, 1 ½ day old son of William G. and Marva Jean Eversole Lowe of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, June 1, 10:22 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. He was born May 30, 1963. Graveside services were held Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m. from the Roskey Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Survivors include the parents; one sister, Janice Kelly Lowe, at home; grandmothers, Mrs. Charles Roskey, Route 1, Fort Gay and Mrs. Charles Risher, Harrisburg, PA. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

LOWE, Janice Kelly

1963-1963

Janice Kelly Lowe, 14 day old daughter of PFC William G. and Marva Jean Eversole Lowe, Route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, June 13, 1963 in a Louisa hospital. She was born May 30, 1963. Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 14, from Roskey Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating, under the directions of Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, grandmothers, Mrs. Charles Roskey of Route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Charles Fisher, Harrisburg, PA. A twin brother, Howard Lowe, died June 1, 1963. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1963

 

NORTHERN, Carrie (Howard)

1890-1963

Mrs. B. H. Northern, 73, of Glenhayes, WV, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. A native of Jefferson City, TN, Mrs. Northern was born October 7, 1890, a daughter of the late John and Mathalyn Howard. She was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Curtis Fitzpatrick, both of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Felix Hage of Huntington and Mrs. Ray Kidd of Glenhayes; three sons, Howard Raymond Northern, of Fredericksburg, Harold Kenneth Northern of South Point, and William Northern of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. John Cawood and Mrs. Anna Clevenger of Knoxville; three brothers, Lile, Buford and Ben Howard, all of Knoxville; 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

OLWINE, Columbia (Shannon)

1918-1963

Graveside services for Mrs. Columbia Shannon Olwine, 45, Dayton, OH, a former resident of Clifford KY, who died Thursday, June 20, in a Dayton, hospital after a long illness were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Shannon Cemetery on Route 5 by Rev. Holland of Dayton. Mrs. Olwine was born at Clifford, May 14, 1918, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Sallie Hammonds Shannon. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are the husband, Berman Olwine of Dayton; one son, Robert Stamper of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Seaman Marcum of Oceana, WV and Mrs. Audley Layne of McAndrews, KY; three brothers, Lawrence Shannon of Pilgrim Knob, VA, and Clarence and W. G. Shannon of Route 5, Louisa, and one grandchild. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1963

 

ROBERTS, Mary Elinor

1888-1963

Miss Mary Elinor (Molly) Roberts, 75, of Louisa, former secretary to the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, died in a Louisa hospital Friday night after suffering a stroke earlier in the day. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Busseyville, KY. Miss Roberts, who was a secretary for Louisa Attorney C. F. See at the time of her death, also was employed at one time with the law firm of Dysard & Dysard in Ashland, did secretarial work at Ohio University and was a teacher in Lawrence County schools. Born at Busseyville, April 17, 1888, daughter of the late George G. and Eliza Ann Wellman Roberts, she was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include five sisters, Miss Katherine Roberts and Miss Sophia Roberts of Louisa, Mrs. Milt F. Bradley of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. T. W. O’Neal, Port Angeles, WA and Mrs. J. Crit See of Galion, OH and a brother, H. H. Roberts of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1963

 

SCHRODER, May (Austin)

Mrs. May Austin Schroder, 72, of Middletown, KY died Saturday morning, June 1, while visiting a sister, Mrs. John Cain, in Allen, KY. She was a former resident of Ashland, KY and was born at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late William D. and Rose Moore Austin. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, with the Rev. J. C. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the W. D. Austin Cemetery at Fallsburg. She was a member of the Ashland Church of God. Surviving are her husband, H. W. Schroder, a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Harry, Middletown; three other sisters, Mrs. J.H. Cooksey and Mrs. Luther Prince, both of Fallsburg, and Mrs. O. H. Billups, Kenova, WV. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

THOMPSON, Aley

Aley Thompson, 84, Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday after suffering a heart attack at his home. Mr. Thompson was born near Blaine, Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Tom and Nancy Jane Thompson. He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Oak Grove Church on Paddle Creek in Wayne County, WV with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery on Mill Creek. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dolly (Thompson) Thompson; four daughters, Mrs. Leslie Ferguson of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Jim Lambert of Saltpetre, WV, Mrs. John B. Cyrus of Route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Harley Burroughs of Route 1, Fort Gay; three sons, Taylor Thompson of Route 1, Fort Gay, Emory Thompson, of Route 2, Fort Gay and Henry Thompson of Radnor, WV; 37 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1963

 

VANHORN, Carrie (White)

1879-1963

Mrs. Carrie White Vanhorn, 84, years old of Buchanan, KY, died Sunday night at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Frank Wallace and burial was in the chapel cemetery. She was born April 9, 1879 at Adeline, KY, a daughter of the late Frank and Tillie Bellamy White. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the widow of Sherman Vanhorn, who died May 25. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Roy Curnutte of Catlettsburg, Route 2, and Mrs. William Trenner of Baltimore; two sons, Curtis Vanhorn of Columbus, GA and Elmer Vanhorn of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Fannin of Ashland and Mrs. Addie Presley of Buchanan; and 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1963

 

VANHORN, Sherman

Sherman Vanhorn, 87, died Saturday morning, May 25, of a fatal heart attack at his home in Buchanan, KY. A retired federal lock and dam employee, he was a native of Buchanan and a son of the late Ben and Permela Blankenship Vanhorn. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 27 from Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Carrie White Vanhorn, two daughters, Mrs. Roy Curnutte of Catlettsburg Route 2, and Mrs. William Trenner of Baltimore, Md; two sons, Curtis Vanhorn of Columbus, GA and Elmer Vanhorn of Baltimore, MD; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Moore of Louisa, Miss Sarah Vanhorn of Kenova and Mrs. Ed Stewart and Mrs. Dave Rice,  both of Buchanan; three brothers, Wade, Thomas and Ira Vanhorn, all of Buchanan; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1963

 

 

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BALL, Minnie (Carter)

1889-1963

Mrs. Minnie Ball, 74, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died Thursday, July 4, in an Ironton, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kavanaugh Chapel on Catlettsburg, Route 2, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. A member of the Methodist Church, she was born at Adams, KY, January 12, 1889, a daughter of the late Sol and Julia Hayes Carter. Survivors include the husband, Noah Ball, to whom she had been married 60 years, six sons, Marvin Ball of Coal Grove, John H. Ball of Mansfield, OH, Hager Ball of Catlettsburg, Route 2, Frank and William Ball of Bellville, OH and Paul G. Ball of Ironton; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Taylor of Dayton, OH, Mrs. John Chaffin of Ashland, and Mrs. Paul Barnette of Mansfield; one brother, Roy Carter of Louisa, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Keyser of Portsmouth and Mrs. Monroe Hughes of Louisa Route 1, 35 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

BALL, Norman Glenn

1944-1963

The lives of three of Louisa's fine young men were snuffed out around 11:30 P.M. Saturday night when the car they were riding hit a slick place on U. S. Highway 23, throwing them from the completely demolished vehicle. The victims were 20 year old James Graham (Butch) Wellman, 23 year old James Robert Hatcher, both of Louisa, and 19 year old Norman Glenn Ball, Louisa, Route 1.  The boys were driving toward Louisa when the accident occurred. Wellman and Ball were dead on arrival at a local hospital, and Hatcher died about 30 minutes after arrival at St. Mary's Hospital. All the boys are graduates of the Louisa High School. All were popular and prominent on the school campus. Wellman was an outstanding athlete. He placed football during his high school years and was given many recognitions for outstanding performances of the LHS grid team. He was named on the All-NEK Conference and ALL-State teams. Two of the boys, Wellman and Hatcher had attended college, Wellman at Morehead and Hatcher at University of Kentucky. Ball, a graduate from LHS's '63 class, had planned to enter college. He was employed at the Louisa Service Station and had been on duty the evening of the accident. He was reported waiting for another boy to take him home when Wellman and Hatcher came along and invited him to go driving with them. They had driven out US 23 and were en route home. According to reports reaching the News, the spot where the accident occurred has long been designated a dangerous one. A service station operator was quoted saying, "to my knowledge there have been 16 accidents at that spot in the past few years." he explained--there is a low place in the highway and when it rains the accumulation of rain and oil which seeps through the blacktop creates a hazardous situation.

 

Walter Pigman, deputy sheriff, who arrived on the scene soon after the accident, seemed to think that when the car, driven by Wellman, hit the slick spot it swerved into a ditch. When the driver tried to right it, the car upturned, throwing the occupants out on the highway. One of the car doors was found in a corn field about 100 feet away and the car battery was found on the lawn at the Lon Arrington residence. Pigman remained at the scene of the accident until the highway was cleared of the debris. Sheriff Paul Young, in commenting, called it the worst accident he had ever witnessed.  Mrs. Hatcher and daughter, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., were in Tennessee visiting Mrs. Carter's daughter, Christine, who was attending a music camp, when the accident occurred. The citizens of the town were so stirred by the tragic news, that many were up all night comforting the bereaved ones and lending help in any way they could. Funeral rites for Hatcher and Ball were conducted on Tuesday and rites for Wellman were conducted a day later (Wednesday) waiting the arrival of his parents who reside in California.

 

Rites for Hatcher, born February 2, 1941, at Fallsburg, KY, were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church, of which he was a member with the pastor, Rev. Jack M. Gold, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hatcher, a sister, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., and a brother, John Douglas Hatcher, of Ft. Worth, TX.

 

Funeral rites for Ball, was born March 19, 1944, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Evergreen Methodist Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore, and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball, of Adams, two sisters, Mrs. Carlos Tackett of Mintor, OH, and Mrs. Grover D. Adkins of Berea, KY, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ball of Adams, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moore, also of Adams.

 

Rites for Wellman, born October 27, 1942, at Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m.. from the Louisa Methodist Church, with Rev. Gold officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mrs. Mary Ethel George Mathis, of Las Cresenta, CA, and Benjamin Graham Wellman of Sacramento, CA; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dovie Wellman of Fort Gay, WV, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe George of Louisa, with whom he resided. The bodies remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

 

BENTLEY, Dock Cecil

1876-1963

Dock Cecil Bentley, 86, of Route 1, Webbville, KY, died Friday, July 5, in a Huntington, WV hospital. Mr. Bentley, born November 29, 1876, in Webbville, was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Frances Murphy Bentley. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Welch. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Holbrook of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Martha Bush of Dayton and a brother Charles Bentley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

BROWN, Bertha (Hinkle)

1893-1963

Mrs. Bertha Brown, 69, of Charley, KY, died Tuesday, July 2, at her home after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Mary United Baptist Church at Charley with the Rev. Nim Sturgill, the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at Charley. Born November 29, 1893, on Louisa Route 1, she was a daughter of the late Charley and Alice Castle Hinkle and was the widow of Canada Brown, who died in 1930. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Erma Hayes of Charley, and two brothers, J. P. Hinkle of Louisa and Bill Hinkle of Louisa, route 1. The body was taken tot he residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1963

 

CHAPMAN, Elizabeth (Waller)

1880-1963

Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman, 82, of Route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, June 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dilsa Bowen. Mrs. Chapman was born October 3, 1880, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Frank and Polly Hammonds Waller. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the residence by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Chapman Cemetery on Route 5. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Bowen, include one other daughter, Mrs. Hattie Branham, of Route 5, Louisa; one stepson, Emra Chapman of Beauty, KY; one brother, Asbury Waller of Crum, WV; one half brother, Alonzo Waller of Route 1, Kermit, WV; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body was removed from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, to the residence. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1963

 

FITZPATRICK, Billy Joe

1928-1963

Master Sergeant Billy Joe Fitzpatrick, 35, of Murfreesboro, TN, died Wednesday morning, July 3, in Walter Reed Hospital, in Washington D. C. He had served with the Air Force for 15 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Louisa route 5. Born on Louisa, Route 5, January 31, 1928, he was a son of Mrs. Bessie Northern Fitzpatrick and the late James W. Fitzpatrick. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Laverne Martin Fitzpatrick; a son, James William and a daughter, Joanne, at home; two brothers, Alva Curtis and Bobby of Clifford, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Insco of Knox, IN, Mrs. J. C. Branham of Utica, MI and Mrs. A. Blackburn of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

FLUTY, Erma (Maynard)

1900-1963

Mrs. Erma Fluty, 63, of Louisa, Route 5, died Tuesday night, July 16, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of several months. Graveside funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Fluty Cemetery on Louisa Route 5 with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Taylor Branham officiating. Born May 4, 1900, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Sam and Fannie Branham Maynard. She was first married to Henry Maynard. After his death, she was married to David Fluty, who also preceded her in death. she was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include three sons, Henry and W. D. Fluty of Norfolk, VA and Chester Fluty at home; three daughters, Miss Pauline Fluty and Mrs. Glenedith Plumbley of Farmington, NM and Mrs. Macel Priest of Norfolk, VA; a brother, S. V. Maynard and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Gobel and Mrs. Viva Collins, all of Louisa, Route 5. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1963

 

GARRED, I. M.

1905-1963

Dr. I. M. Garred, 57, of Morehead, KY, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, after several days illness. Dr. Garred, born December 24, 1905, in Louisa, KY, was the son of the late L. A. and Jennie Elam Garred. He began practicing medicine in Morehead in July of 1933. The doctor graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1928, the University of Louisville College of Medicine in 1932, and was an intern at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, from the Morehead First Methodist Church. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Dr. Garred was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Farmer, KY, the Rowan County Medical Society, the Kentucky State Association Medical Society, the American Medical Society, former chairman of the Rowan County Board of Health, Lambda Chi social fraternity, Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, and the Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James F. Hardymon of Portland, OR, three sisters, Mrs. Rice K. Braley of Ashland, Mrs. L. C. Richmond of Milton, WV, and Mrs. Lon Arrington of Route 1, Louisa, two brothers, Dr. U. B. Garred of Whiting, Iowa, and Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg, and one granddaughter. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

HATCHER, James Robert

1941-1963

The lives of three of Louisa's fine young men were snuffed out around 11:30 P.M. Saturday night when the car they were riding hit a slick place on U. S. Highway 23, throwing them from the completely demolished vehicle. The victims were 20 year old James Graham (Butch) Wellman, 23 year old James Robert Hatcher, both of Louisa, and 19 year old Norman Glenn Ball, Louisa, Route 1.  The boys were driving toward Louisa when the accident occurred. Wellman and Ball were dead on arrival at a local hospital, and Hatcher died about 30 minutes after arrival at St. Mary's Hospital. All the boys are graduates of the Louisa High School. All were popular and prominent on the school campus. Wellman was an outstanding athlete. He placed football during his high school years and was given many recognitions for outstanding performances of the LHS grid team. He was named on the All-NEK Conference and ALL-State teams. Two of the boys, Wellman and Hatcher had attended college, Wellman at Morehead and Hatcher at University of Kentucky. Ball, a graduate from LHS's '63 class, had planned to enter college. He was employed at the Louisa Service Station and had been on duty the evening of the accident. He was reported waiting for another boy to take him home when Wellman and Hatcher came along and invited him to go driving with them. They had driven out US 23 and were en route home. According to reports reaching the News, the spot where the accident occurred has long been designated a dangerous one. A service station operator was quoted saying, "to my knowledge there have been 16 accidents at that spot in the past few years." he explained--there is a low place in the highway and when it rains the accumulation of rain and oil which seeps through the blacktop creates a hazardous situation.

 

Walter Pigman, deputy sheriff, who arrived on the scene soon after the accident, seemed to think that when the car, driven by Wellman, hit the slick spot it swerved into a ditch. When the driver tried to right it, the car upturned, throwing the occupants out on the highway. One of the car doors was found in a corn field about 100 feet away and the car battery was found on the lawn at the Lon Arrington residence. Pigman remained at the scene of the accident until the highway was cleared of the debris. Sheriff Paul Young, in commenting, called it the worst accident he had ever witnessed.  Mrs. Hatcher and daughter, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., were in Tennessee visiting Mrs. Carter's daughter, Christine, who was attending a music camp, when the accident occurred. The citizens of the town were so stirred by the tragic news, that many were up all night comforting the bereaved ones and lending help in any way they could. Funeral rites for Hatcher and Ball were conducted on Tuesday and rites for Wellman were conducted a day later (Wednesday) waiting the arrival of his parents who reside in California.

 

Rites for Hatcher, born February 2, 1941, at Fallsburg, KY, were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church, of which he was a member with the pastor, Rev. Jack M. Gold, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hatcher, a sister, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., and a brother, John Douglas Hatcher, of Ft. Worth, TX.

 

Funeral rites for Ball, was born March 19, 1944, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Evergreen Methodist Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore, and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball, of Adams, two sisters, Mrs. Carlos Tackett of Mintor, OH, and Mrs. Grover D. Adkins of Berea, KY, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ball of Adams, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moore, also of Adams.

 

Rites for Wellman, born October 27, 1942, at Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m.. from the Louisa Methodist Church, with Rev. Gold officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mrs. Mary Ethel George Mathis, of Las Cresenta, CA, and Benjamin Graham Wellman of Sacramento, CA; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dovie Wellman of Fort Gay, WV, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe George of Louisa, with whom he resided. The bodies remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

 

KEATON, Harry

Harry Keaton, 75, of Martha, KY, died at his home Sunday morning following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Martha Church of God with the Rev. Roby Ferguson, the Rev. Harry Ferguson and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Martha. He was born in Morgan County, KY, a son of the late John and Susie Keaton. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Susie Salyers Keaton; six daughters, Mrs. Buddie Gilliam of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Mearion Eldridge of Martha, Mrs. Robin Sparks of Relief, KY, Mrs. Clara Eldridge and Mrs. Otha Keaton of Martha and Mrs. Earl Scaggs, Jr. of Circleville, OH; two sons, Owa Keaton of Caldwell, OH and Bennie Keaton of Martha, 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1963

 

MARCUM, William, Jr.

William Marcum, Jr., 88, of Richardson, KY, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29 in a Louisa hospital following an illness of four days. Mr. Marcum was born in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late William and Sarah Perry Marcum. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Little Ethel Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery, Richardson. The body was taken to the home of Walter Boyd, Richardson, Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1963

 

MURPHY, Delbert Monroe

1963-1963

Delbert Monroe Murphy, Jr., 3 day old son of Delbert Monroe and Carol Moore Murphy, Route 1, Rush, KY, died Monday, July 8, 1963, at 2 a.m. He was born July 5, 1963 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m. from the McDaniel Cemetery on route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Survivors include the parents, Route 1, Rush, one brother; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Murphy, route 4, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Moore, Route 4, Louisa. Funeral arrangements, were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

MURRAY, Effie (Heston)

1878-1963

Funeral services were conducted Friday for Mrs. Effie Heston Murray, 85, formerly of Louisa, who died Tuesday, June 25, in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Murray was born June 24, 1878, at Mount Savage, KY, was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie Malone Heston and the widow of John C. Murray. The rites were conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating, and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Raburn of Columbus, two sons, Thomas Murray, of Franklin Furnace, OH and Robert Murray of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1963

 

PRIEST, Deborah

Deborah Priest, nine year old daughter of Thomas and Lorraine Akers Priest of Rittman, OH, formerly of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, July 16, in an Akron, OH hospital as a result of burns received June 7 at her home. Her clothing caught fire when she reached across open burners of the family kitchen range to pick up an object on a shelf. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. from the Prichard Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Johnson, officiating. Burial was in the Gilkerson Cemetery at Prichard. A Brownie in the Girl Scouts, Deborah was buried in her Brownie uniform. Survivors include a sister, three brothers, and the maternal grandfather, the Rev. Freelin Akers of Prichard, at whose home the body was taken from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1963

 

SEE, Fred O.

1897-1963

Fred O. See, 65, of Washington Court House, OH, formerly of Louisa, retired vice president of the Carox Corp. in Chicago, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at his home following an illness of five years. Mr. See was born December 12, 1897, in Louisa, a son of the late Felix and Tennie Shannon See. He moved to Chicago from Louisa in 1940, and in 1959, he moved to Washington Court House. He was a member of the Rotary Club there. At the time of his death, he was a breeder of registered Tennessee Walker horses. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Agnes Abbott See; three sisters, Mrs. Claude Hayes, and Mrs. Newton Conley, both of Ashland, and Miss Madge See of Tucson, AZ; three brothers, Shannon See of Washington Court House, Ira See of Lake Wales, FL and Scott See of Detroit. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. The body was removed from the funeral home to the residence on Route 22 East, Washington Court House. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1963

 

THOMPSON, Dorothy

1927-1963

Miss Dorothy Thompson, 35, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, July 9, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. She was born on October 25, 1927, at Princeton, WV, a daughter of T. B. and Goldie Sammons Thompson, of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Eddie Damron of Hollywood, FL and four brothers, Robert Thompson of Fort Gay, Jack Thompson of Piketon, OH, and Dan and Elmer Thompson of Columbus. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

VADAKIN, Racello Louise

1963-1963

Racello Louise Vadakin, 7 day old daughter of Richard and Rita Fraley Vadakin of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday evening in a Huntington hospital. She was born in Louisa, July 6. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. She is survived by her parents, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fraley of Route 1, Fort Gay and the paternal grandfather, John Vadakin of Columbus, OH. the body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the parents, Sunday. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

VANHORN, Wade

1887-1963

Wade Vanhorn, 75, of Catlettsburg, KY, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday at his home after six months illness. Mr. Vanhorn, born October 1, 1887, in Lawrence County, KY, was the son of the late Ben and Amelia Blankenship Vanhorn. A retired mail carried, Mr. Vanhorn was a life resident of Lawrence County and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Tyree Methodist Church at Buchanan with the Rev. Carl Cyrus and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Ogle Cemetery, Buchanan. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Bellomy Vanhorn; one daughter, Mrs. Lofty Vanhoose, Jr., of Rush; two sons, Fred Vanhorn at home and Garland Vanhorn of Cannonsburg, four sisters, Mrs. Anna Moore of Louisa, Miss Sarah Vanhorn of Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Carrie Rice and Mrs. Drusie Stewart, both of Catlettsburg, and two brothers, Ira Vanhorn and Thomas Vanhorn, both of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

VINSON, William Shannon

1918-1963

William Shannon Vinson, 45, of Greenup, KY, estate and gifts tax examiner in the Huntington office of the Internal Revenue Service since 1947, died in a Cleveland hospital Monday at 1:30 a.m. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Greenup Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Philip H. Young. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Vinson was born in Garrett, KY, on January 6, 1918, a son of the late Jay A. and Gypsy Shannon Vinson, natives of Louisa. He was a graduate of Centre College and the Georgetown University school of law in Washington. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant, in the Navy from June 1942 to October 1945. Mr. Vinson was an elder in the Greenup Presbyterian Church and a teacher of its adult Sunday school class. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Becky Bates Vinson, daughter of former Congressman and Mrs. Joe B. Bates; three daughters, Ann Randall, Carol Brooke, and Josephine Rice Vinson, at home; a brother, Richard F. Vinson of Wayland, KY; a sister, Mrs. Georgie Savage of Oklona, Miss., three aunts, Mrs. Myrtle Carlson, Mrs. Stella Moore, of Louisa, and Mrs. Pearl Jobe, Route 3, Louisa, two cousins, Mrs. H. L. Webb of Louisa, and Mrs. Helen V. Hodge, of Ashland. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1963

 

WEBB, Evelyn Lorene

1913-1963

Miss Evelyn Lorene Webb, 49, of Dennis, KY died in a Russell, KY nursing home Wednesday night, July 17. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Dennis. She was born November 24, 1913, a daughter of the late Howard and Connie Scruggs Webb. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Clyde McComas of Prichard, WV, Miss Mildred Webb of Portsmouth, OH, Miss Alta Marie Webb at home, Mrs. Bill King of Creston, OH, and Mrs. Ray Clebisilla of Anchorage, Alaska; and six brothers, Everett, Hager, Leonard, and Bradford Webb, of Dennis, Philip Webb of Fort Worth, TX and James M. Webb of Wellington, OH. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1963

 

WELLMAN, James Graham (Butch)

1942-1963

The lives of three of Louisa's fine young men were snuffed out around 11:30 P.M. Saturday night when the car they were riding hit a slick place on U. S. Highway 23, throwing them from the completely demolished vehicle. The victims were 20 year old James Graham (Butch) Wellman, 23 year old James Robert Hatcher, both of Louisa, and 19 year old Norman Glenn Ball, Louisa, Route 1.  The boys were driving toward Louisa when the accident occurred. Wellman and Ball were dead on arrival at a local hospital, and Hatcher died about 30 minutes after arrival at St. Mary's Hospital. All the boys are graduates of the Louisa High School. All were popular and prominent on the school campus. Wellman was an outstanding athlete. He placed football during his high school years and was given many recognitions for outstanding performances of the LHS grid team. He was named on the All-NEK Conference and ALL-State teams. Two of the boys, Wellman and Hatcher had attended college, Wellman at Morehead and Hatcher at University of Kentucky. Ball, a graduate from LHS's '63 class, had planned to enter college. He was employed at the Louisa Service Station and had been on duty the evening of the accident. He was reported waiting for another boy to take him home when Wellman and Hatcher came along and invited him to go driving with them. They had driven out US 23 and were en route home. According to reports reaching the News, the spot where the accident occurred has long been designated a dangerous one. A service station operator was quoted saying, "to my knowledge there have been 16 accidents at that spot in the past few years." he explained--there is a low place in the highway and when it rains the accumulation of rain and oil which seeps through the blacktop creates a hazardous situation.

 

Walter Pigman, deputy sheriff, who arrived on the scene soon after the accident, seemed to think that when the car, driven by Wellman, hit the slick spot it swerved into a ditch. When the driver tried to right it, the car upturned, throwing the occupants out on the highway. One of the car doors was found in a corn field about 100 feet away and the car battery was found on the lawn at the Lon Arrington residence. Pigman remained at the scene of the accident until the highway was cleared of the debris. Sheriff Paul Young, in commenting, called it the worst accident he had ever witnessed.  Mrs. Hatcher and daughter, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., were in Tennessee visiting Mrs. Carter's daughter, Christine, who was attending a music camp, when the accident occurred. The citizens of the town were so stirred by the tragic news, that many were up all night comforting the bereaved ones and lending help in any way they could. Funeral rites for Hatcher and Ball were conducted on Tuesday and rites for Wellman were conducted a day later (Wednesday) waiting the arrival of his parents who reside in California.

 

Rites for Hatcher, born February 2, 1941, at Fallsburg, KY, were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church, of which he was a member with the pastor, Rev. Jack M. Gold, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hatcher, a sister, Mrs. J. E. Carter, Jr., and a brother, John Douglas Hatcher, of Ft. Worth, TX.

 

Funeral rites for Ball, was born March 19, 1944, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Evergreen Methodist Church, with the Rev. William W. Moore, and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball, of Adams, two sisters, Mrs. Carlos Tackett of Mintor, OH, and Mrs. Grover D. Adkins of Berea, KY, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ball of Adams, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moore, also of Adams.

 

Rites for Wellman, born October 27, 1942, at Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m.. from the Louisa Methodist Church, with Rev. Gold officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, Mrs. Mary Ethel George Mathis, of Las Cresenta, CA, and Benjamin Graham Wellman of Sacramento, CA; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dovie Wellman of Fort Gay, WV, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe George of Louisa, with whom he resided. The bodies remained at the Young Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1963

 

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ALLEY, Randall Scott

1963-1963

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 10, at Hall Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home, for Randall Scott Alley, son of Paul Randall and Nancy Carroll Sloas Alley, Louisa. He was born August 8, 2:45 p.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Survivors include the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Alley, route 1, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. George Sloas, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1963

 

BERRY, Lorin, Jr.

1918-1963

Lorin Berry, Jr., died July 26, 1963, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. He was born May 25, 1918, at the Forks of Big Hurricane in West Virginia, the son of Lorin and Nora Thompson Berry. He resided in Louisa from 1925 with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bay, until 1935, when he entered the U. S. Army for two years. He then lived in Columbus until his passing. Funeral services were conducted from the Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. William K. Loy, of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Gahanna Cemetery where an infant daughter was buried several years ago. Survivors include the widow, Evelyn Berry, two sons, Lorin Berry, III, and David Thompson Berry, a step son, Thomas Bennett, mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Watson; two brothers, Bernard B. Berry of Columbus and Capt. Homer T. Bay of Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Bay Goursen, Mrs. Marianne Bay Howard and Mrs. Carroll Bay Popp, of Columbus. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1963

 

BILLUPS, Robert S.

Robert S. Billups, 94, of 120 Beverly Court, died Saturday night, August 3, at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, FL. He was born in Louisa, KY, and moved to the Daytona Beach area three years ago from Falls Church, VA. He had been Superintendent of Schools for Lawrence County, KY; Clerk of Court at Lexington, KY; and for 37 years was a statistician-economist with the U. S. Department of Labor. His memberships included Sharon Masonic Lodge 327, McLean, VA, where he was a charter member, past master and past district grand master. His membership covered more than 50 years , and he was Lodge 327's last living charter member. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Daytona Beach. Survivors include his widow, Virginia; two sons, Lt. Robert W. Billups, USCG (Ret.) Daytona, Beach and Maj. Norman B. Billups, USA (res) Bell Air, MD and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 7, from Baggett-McIntosh, with Fr. Robert Huffman, St. Mary's Episcopal  Church officiating. Members of Masonic Lodge 270, Daytona Beach, conducted a Masonic service. Cremation followed. (Reprinted from the Daytona Beach Morning Journal). Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

BOYD, Linzie C.

1885-1963

Linzie C. Boyd, 77, died at his home on Wilson Street, Louisa, Tuesday at about 2 a.m. after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery on Georges Creek. Born at Charley, KY, December 24, 1885, he was a son of the late Jerry and Bytha O'Bryon Boyd. He moved to Louisa from Charley nine years ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Chandler Boyd, four nieces and four nephews. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1963

 

CAPERTON, Hugh Russell

1916-1963

Hugh Russell Caperton, 46, of Louisa, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Caperton was born at Louisa, December 3, 1916, a son of Mrs. Minerva Marcum Caperton and the late Grover C. Caperton. He was a veteran of World War II and was a partner in the Caperton Plumbing & Heating Co. in Louisa. He was a member of the VFW Post 6103, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. In addition to his mother, Mr. Caperton is survived by two sisters, Miss Helen Caperton of Louisa and Mrs. Bill Hensly of Cleveland; a half sister, Mrs. Cladue Hunter of St. Albans, WV; three brothers, Sgt. Berlin Caperton of Amarillo, TX and Jack and Tommy Caperton of Louisa; nine nieces and six nephews. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

CASTLE, William M.

1876-1963

William M. Castle, 87, of Ulysses, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a two weeks illness. Born June 9, 1876, in Georges Creek, a son of the late Frank and Zurie Boyd Castle, he was a retired farmer and C & O employee. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Lydian Blevins Castle, to whom he had been married for 55 years; two daughters, Mrs. F. E. Slone of Urbana, OH, Miss Margie Castle of Hawthorne, CA; three sons, Fred of Wheelwright, Cecil of Ulysses, and Gordon of Columbus, OH; one half sister, Mrs. Hazel Bell of Richardson, two half brothers, John and Benny Castle of Catlettsburg and 27 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Stevens and Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was made in the Blevins Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home in Ulysses at 3 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

CHAMPION, Mark Elum

1963-1963

Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. from the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating under the direction of Young Funeral Home, for Mark Elum Champion, stillborn son of Franklin D. and Dorothy Lemaster Champion, of Dayton, OH. He was born July 29, at 9:45 a.m. in Dayton. Survivors include the parents, one sister, Belinda, and one brother, Delano Champion, at home, grandparents, Mrs. Pearl Champion, Jenkins, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lemaster, Route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1963

 

DANIELS, Hobert

1899-1963

Hobert Daniels, 63, of Ulysses, KY, was found dead in bed at his home Wednesday, August 7. He apparently had suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from Borders Methodist Chapel of which he was a member, with the Rev. Wayne Sparks and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. He was a retired mine foreman for the Island Creek Coal Co., at Holden, WV. He was born August 22, 1899, in Johnson County,   KY, a son of the late Sherman V. and Mary Ellen Scarberry Daniels. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mariah Cox Daniels; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Canterbury of Holden; a son, Robert Daniels of Red Jacket, WV; four sisters, Mrs. John Ash of Argillite, KY, Mrs. Curt Vanhorn of Franklin Furnace, OH, Mrs. Otto Shuff of Page, WV, and Mrs. Ivory Radford of Cincinnati; six brothers, Mart and Garrett Daniels of Portsmouth, Everett Daniels of Logan, WV, and Ellis and Ralph Daniels of Franklin Furnace; and 2 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1963

 

FUGITT, Sylvia Edna (Damron)

1908-1963

Mrs. Sylvia Edna Fugitt, 55, of Louisa Route 1, died Tuesday at her home after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore, officiating. Burial will follow in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. She was born on February 19, 1908 in Floyd County, KY, a daughter of Don Damron of Ashland, KY and the late Mrs. Melvina Hamilton Damron. Additional survivors include the husband, Milton V. Fugitt, two sisters, Miss Orpha Damron and Miss Josephine Damron, of Ashland, and three brothers, James Damron of Louisa, Mack Damron of Paintsville and Otis Damron of Ashland. The body is to be taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

HAM, Charles Hardin

1891-1963

Charles Hardin Ham, 72, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital age 11:45 a.m. Sunday following an extended illness. He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. He was born April 4, 1891, at Willard, KY, a son of the late Isaac E. and Genoa Burchett Ham. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the W. O. Johnson Post 89, of the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his widow, Risva Maynard Ham; three daughters, Mrs. Bill Little of Louisa, Miss Anna Victoria Ham and Hazel Louise Ham, both at home; two sons, Isaac M. and Charles D. Ham, both at home; one sister, Mrs. George Hikes of Fairborn, OH, one brother, Fred Ham of Louisa and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

HORN, Billie Dean

1963-1963

Billie Dean Horn, infant son of Bille Garfield and Pearley Wallace Horn of Louisa Route 5, was dead at birth August 14 at 12 noon at a Louisa hospital. In addition to his parents, the infant is survived by the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Horn of Louisa, Route 5. Graveside rites were held August 16, at 2 p.m. at the Horn Cemetery, Mill Branch, Louisa, Route 5. Burial followed under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

JORDAN, Chester Arthur

1893-1963

Chester Arthur Jordan, 69, of Louisa, Route 4, died in a local hospital at 12:15 p.m. Monday after a three day illness.  Funeral services for the Lawrence County farmer were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Baker Church on Louisa, Route 4, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Asa Adams officiating. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery. He was born October 16, 1893, on Louisa, Route 4, a son of the late Colvin and Minerva Baker Jordan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Zella Mae Thompson Jordan, two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Horsley of Columbus and Mrs. Elmer Webb of Catlettsburg, route 1; two sons, Wilbert Jordan of Mansfield, OH and Jerry Jordan of Ashland, a stepson, James Hatfield of Columbus; four brothers, Herbert Jordan of Ashland and Camilus, Ernest and Conrad Jordan of Louisa, Route 4, and 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

LEMASTER, Donna Sue

1963-1963

Donna Sue Lemaster, one month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Faye Piner Lemaster, of Louisa, route 3, died Sunday at 10:50 a.m. in a Louisa hospital following a three day illness. She was born July 17. Graveside services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Lemaster family cemetery on Route 3 with the Rev. Archie Thompson officiating. She is survived, in addition to her parents, by three brothers, Larry Joe, Curtis Lee, and William Mitchell Lemaster, all at home; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Lemaster of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. Ella Mae Piner of Harrisonburg, VA, the maternal grandmother. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

LYCAN, Zenas A.

1891-1963

Zenas A. Lycan, Sr., 71, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died in a Louisa hospital Wednesday, August 21, after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Gordon Wellman. Burial was in the Lycan Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born in Wayne County, WV o October 20,1891, a son of the late Wayne and Amanda Robertson Lycan. Mr. Lycan was a veteran of World War I, was formerly affiliated with the American Legion post at Fort Gay, and lately had been a member of W. O. Johnson Post 80, Louisa. He was the operator of a farm and nursery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jennie Mae Rowe Lycan, three daughters, Mrs. Frank Borders of Ashland, Mrs. Clyde McCloud of Fort Gay and Miss Charlene Lycan at home; two sons, Taylor W. Lycan of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Zenas A. Lycan, Jr., of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Gross of Welch and Mrs. Mollie Wilson of Ashland. three brothers, C. S. Lycan of Huntington and C. W. and Wayne Lycan of Fort Gay, and 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

MARCUM, Zelda (Moore)

1900-1963

Mrs. Zelda Moore Marcum, 62, died Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after a two weeks illness. Mrs. Marcum was born September 30, 1900 at Mattie, KY, a daughter of the late David and Mary Castle Moore. Her husband, Marlin L. Marcum, died August 3, 1960--three years before her death. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Marcum was a member of the Christian Church and of the Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge No. 95, Louisa. Survivors include two sons, James V. Marcum, of Frankfort, KY and M. L. Marcum, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Mrs. Kay Wheeler of Route 3, Louisa; two brothers, Haskell Moore of Louisa and Fon Moore of Mechanicsburg, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1963

 

MAYNARD, McKinley

1896-1963

McKinley Marynard, 56, of Glen Hayes, WV, died in a Louisa hospital at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, after a heart attack three days before. Mr. Maynard was born in Glen Hayes, October 19, 1896, a son of the late Lewis and Laura Prichard Maynard. He was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at his home by the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. George Perry. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Glen Hayes. Survivors include his wife, Lexie Frazier Maynard; two daughters, Miss Minerva Maynard and Miss Tammey Lee Maynard, both at home; five sons, Neville Maynard of Williamson, WV, Maxwell Maynard of Glen Hayes, Charles Maynard of USAF, Valparaiso, FL, Dombey Maynard of Forest Hills, KY, and Darrell Maynard of South Point; a sister, Mrs. Jarrett Hammond of Louisa; three brothers, Laurel and Dan Maynard of Route 5, Louisa and Frank Maynard of Glen Hayes, 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

MOORE, Hibbard

An Inez, KY man lost his life in a driving rain late Monday morning when the car in which he was riding collided with a tractor-trailer on a hill one mile west of Greenup, KY on U S 23. The victim was identified as Hibbard Moore, about 55, who was throw from the car owned by his son, Samuel Hibbard Moore, of Michigan. The son's age and address were not immediately available. He was in shock, witnesses said. Four other passengers in the Moore care were injured. Witnesses said the Moore car was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer unit owned by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Portsmouth and driven by Donald Twinam, about 27, of Portsmouth. The Moore car drew abreast of the tractor-trailer unit, then started into a skid, striking the left front end of the truck. the truck stopped on the berm of the highway, but the car continued, stopping partly off the north side of the highway. In addition to the younger Moore, two women and two men, were hurt, and were taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

PARKER, Effie (Spencer)

1874-1963

Mrs. Effie Kitchen Parker, 89, of Blaine, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday August 20, after an extended illness. She was married to Joseph Kitchen who died in 1962, and later married William Parker, who died in 1960. Born in Louisa, April 23, 1874, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Cordelia Pennington Spencer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Christian Church at Blaine with the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in Burton Cemetery. She is survived by one son, J. Milton Kitchen of Blaine. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

ROBERTS, John

1891-1963

John Roberts, 71, of 226 Iowa St., Ashland, died at his residence Thursday afternoon, August 22, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Bailey Sadler and the Rev. Sam Sloan. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. A retired grocer, Mr. Roberts was born in Pike County, September 25, 1891, a son of the late Rice and Caroline Ratliff Roberts. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and had lived in Ashland for 20 years, and at one time had resided in Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Cora Elswick; five sons, Kedric Roberts of Lexington, John Roberts, Jr., of Paintsville, KY, Franklin D. Roberts of Bridgeton, MO, and J. Bryan Roberts and Harry G. Roberts, both of Ashland; five daughters, Mrs. Violet Witten of Cross City, FL, Mrs. E. C. Meade of Louisa, Mrs. Harvey Tucker, Ashland, Mrs. Leonard Sloas, Catlettsburg and Mrs. John Crooks of Russell; four sisters, Mrs. Hatten Mullins, Oak Hill, WV, Mrs. Myrtle Banks, Pikeville, Mrs. Hubert Lowe, Upland, CA, and Mrs. Raymond Moore of Worthington; two brothers, Lon Roberts and Fon Roberts, both of Pikeville and 23 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1963

 

ROSS, Charles Prichard

1905-1963

A 57 year old Boyd County milk company employee died early Wednesday morning from injuries suffered in a one truck accident on foggy U S 23 near Catlettsburg. Charles Prichard Ross of Buchanan died at 5:45 a.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital of internal injuries. Kentucky State Police reported Ross, brother of former Boyd county commissioner Allen Ross, suffered the injuries when his truck left the road at 3:15 a.m. The accident occurred 2.7 miles south of Catlettsburg, near Savage Branch Road. Trooper J. R. Mullins, investigating officer, said the pickup truck was traveling south. the vehicle traveled across the north lane and off the road. It traveled about 300 feet striking two rocks, before crashing into the embankment. The front end of the truck wad demolished, Trooper Mullins said. The accident occurred on a straight stretch of road, Mullins, said and the heavy fog was blamed as a contributing factor to the accident. State police noted that the fatal was the 13th of the year in the local post's four county area. This compares to 18 fatals through July of 1962. There have been eight fatalities in Boyd, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence Counties this month (July), the KSP reported.

 

 Mr. Ross was born August 30, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John S. and Nancy Lakin Ross. He operated a farm and also had been employed by Ashland Sanitary Milk Co., for 22 years. He spent his entire life in Lawrence county. Mr. Ross was a member of the Big Sandy Lions Club and Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Amy Vanhorn Ross; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Steele and Mrs. Lucille Kinner, both of Buchanan and Mrs. Nora White of Catlettsburg, and two brothers, T.P. Ross of Catlettsburg and Allen Ross of Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1963

 

VANHORN, Henrietta (Curnutte)

1871-1963

Mrs. Henrietta Curnutte Vanhorn, 92, died July 24 at 2:15 a.m. at the home of a son Ercell Vanhorn of 3410 Spring Street, Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Franklyn Harness of Minford, OH officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. She was born march 19,1871, a daughter of the late J. H. and Sarah Russell Curnutte, and resided at Buchanan until she went to Catlettsburg a few years ago, to reside with her son. Her husband, Brunk Vanhorn, died in 1955. Additional survivors include two more sons, Delbert Vanhorn of Buchanan and Pearl Vanhorn of Louisa, Route 4, five daughters, Mrs. Cora Banks of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Guy Wilt of Laurel, MD, Mrs. Hargis Collins of Columbus, IN, Mrs. Queen Durst, Troy, OH, and Mrs. Gussie Tackett of Minford, Route 2; two brothers, William Curnutte of Portsmouth, OH and O. L. Curnutte of Catlettsburg, route 2, and 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1963

 

WELLMAN, Ernest F.

1899-1963

Ernest F. Wellman, 64, a retired Louisa merchant, died in a Huntington hospital at 9:15 a.m. Sunday following an extended illness. Born April 13, 1899, he was a son of Charter B. Wellman and the late Oella Robinson Wellman. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Louisa and the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery. In addition to his father, he is survived by his widow, Nova Williams Wellman, a daughter, Mrs. William Kennedy of Nashua, NH, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Riffe and Miss Pauline Wellman, both of Louisa, and 3 grandchildren. The body remained at the funeral home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1963

 

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ADAMS, Columbus (Lum)

1875-1963

Columbus (Lum) Adams, 87 years old of Louisa Route 3, died in a local hospital Thursday afternoon. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Sturgill, of Ashland, officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. He was born at Adams, KY, November 12, 1875, a son of the late Arthur and Eliza Horn Adams. Survivors include two brothers, Jim and Harry Adams, of Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1963

 

BALDWIN, Ollie (Fraley)

1898-1963

Mrs. Ollie Baldwin, 64, of Inez, KY, died Tuesday night, September 3, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Branham of Inez, with the Rev. Columbus Tiller officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Milo, KY. She was born October 3, 1898, in Floyd County and was the widow of Robert Baldwin who died in 1936. Survivors include four sons, Everett Baldwin, of Louisa, Route 5, John Baldwin of Cleveland, Robert Baldwin, Jr. of Ironton and James Baldwin of Turkey Creek; three other daughters, Mrs. Louise Johnson of Chicago, Mrs. Flora Wooten and Mrs. Anna Mae Childers of Marion, OH; a brother, Vince Fraley of Dayton, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Ora Borders of Georges Creek, KY and Mrs. Bessie Fitch of Tomahawk, KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

CLAXON, Lyndall (Robertson)

1926-1963

Mrs. Lyndall Robertson Claxon, 37, of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Huntington died Thursday, September 19 at her home. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2, following graveside services at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Carmi Webb officiating. Born August 22, 1926, in Huntington, she is survived by her father Taylor Robertson of Cleveland and the mother, Mrs. Mary Catherine Ellis Putnam of Huntington, and two sons, James Taylor Claxon and Jeffrey Claxon of Cleveland. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1963

 

CRANK, Millard F.

1883-1963

Millard F. Crank, 79, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at the home of a son, Bert Crank, at Fairborn, OH. He had resided at Fairborn for the past two years. Mr. Crank was born on route 4, Louisa, December 7, 1883, a son of the late Frank and Caroline Casey Crank. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Yatesville Methodist Church with the Rev. Ru?? Cavins of Fort Gay, WV, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Route 4. Survivors include three daughter, Mrs. Tony Kirk of Louisa, Mrs. John Pfost and Mrs. Chilt Holbrook, both of Route 4, two sons, Dan Crank of Piqua, OH and Bert of Fairborn, one brothers, Eugene Crank of route 4, Louisa and 18 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

CRUTCHFIELD, Sadie (Herod)

1892-1963

Mrs. Sadie Herod Crutchfield, 71, of Louisa, passed away, September 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johns, Nicholasville, KY, at 12:20 a.m. following an illness of 2 years. The Crutchfields had gone to visit his sister, Mrs. Johns and family, on August 4, and Mrs. Crutchfield fell the day she arrived fracturing her left hip. She was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, where she remained two weeks before she was removed to the Johns home where she died. She was born at Harrodsburg, KY, January 4, 1892, a daughter of the late John and Anna Herod. She was married to C. M. Crutchfield of Nicholasville, November 8,1916. They were the parents of one son, W. G. Crutchfield, a retired Naval officer who resides in San Diego, CA. The couple came to Louisa in 1926, where they have resided since that time. They owned and operated a grocery business before retirement a few years ago. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and was active as long as her health permitted. A graduate of the School of Nursing at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, she was past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 7th from the Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville with the Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. Virgil Fryman officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Survivors include the husband, Mr. Crutchfield, the son, William G. Crutchfield, one grandson, William Edward Crutchfield and a great granddaughter, Tracey Ann, all of San Diego, CA. Pallbearers were Charles Stratton, of Louisa, Dr. Burch Wiley, Dr. L. H. Durell, Tom and Frank Herod, Garnet Hager, all of Nicholasville. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

FITCH, Joyce

1963-1963

Joyce Fitch, five day old daughter of Clyde and Aneline Fitch, of Milo, KY, died September 5, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dalton Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5. Survivors in addition to the parents, include five brothers, Clyde, Harlan, Tommy, Arnold and Reed Fitch, and four sisters, Tennessee, Lilly, Carolyn, and Jane Fitch, all at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilly James and the paternal grandfather, Colonel Fitch, both of Inez KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

FRAZIER, Frankie H.

1927-1973

Miss Frankie H. Frazier, 36, of Forest Hills, KY, died Monday in a Veterans Administration Hospital, Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Glenhayes. She served in the Women's Army Corps during and after World War II and formerly taught in schools of Wayne and Logan Counties in West Virginia. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Born September 4, 1927, on Lost Creek, WV, she was daughter of Ike and Maude Smith Frazier, now of Rawl, WV, who survive. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1963

 

HARMON, William M.

Funeral services for William M. Harmon, 19, who was fatally injured in an auto-truck crash near Inez Sunday, September 15, were conducted Tuesday, September 17, at 2 p.m. from the Inez Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. William Humphreys officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery, Pilgrim, KY. Survivors include the parents, William McKinley and Edna Boyd Harmon of Inez, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Mae Pinson of Hopkinsville, KY, and Judy A. Harmon, at home; three half brothers, James E. McDowell of New Orleans, LA, Homer L. McDowell of Coco Beach, FL and Rudolph McDowell of Columbus, OH; three half sisters, Mrs. Louise Kirk of Los Angeles, Mrs. Virgia Stokes of Charlottesville, VA and Mrs. Mary L. Slone of Albion, MI, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Boyd of Tomahawk, KY. The body was taken to the residence of the parents on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1963

 

JOBE, Nora Jane (Sparks)

1883-1963

Mrs. Nora Jane Sparks Jobe, 79, of Route 1, Louisa, died Monday at 9:35 a.m. after an illness of 3 years. She had lived in Cuyahoga Falls, OH 40 years before moving to Route 1, a year ago. She was the widow of Samuel Jobe, who preceded her in death 30 years ago, and the daughter of the late Cobe and Martha Chaffin Sparks. She was born October 3, 1883 on Star Route Louisa. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating, and under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Burial was in Jobe Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Survivors include 3 sons, William and Milton Jobe, both of Route 1, Louisa, 3 sisters, Miss Rose Sparks and Mrs. Flora Williams, Louisa, and Mrs. Dewey Graham of Akron, OH. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1963

 

PRESTON, Mariah (Borders)

1869-1963

Mrs. Mariah Preston, 94, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at the home of a foster-grandson, Cecil Mitchell of Ulysses, after an illness of two years.  Mrs. Preston was born Mar. 2, 1869, at Richardson, KY, a daughter of the late John and Caroline Borders Runyon.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 74 years, and had lived in Sprigg, WV, before residing with her foster- grandson the last 42 years.  Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the home of Mr. Mitchell with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. G. W. Walters officiating.  Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. In addition to her foster-grandson, surviving are one sister, Mrs. Milt Preston; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Delphia Mitchell, and four other foster grandchildren.  The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of Mr. Mitchell at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Big Sandy News, September, 19, 1963

 

RICHMOND, Jackson L.

1882-1963

Funeral services for Jackson L. (Jack) Richmond, 81, vice president and board chairman of the Union Concrete Pipe Co., of Ceredo, WV were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert P. Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Richmond died Thursday night at his home after a long illness. He had lived in Huntington since 1921. In 1922, he helped organize the Union Concrete Co., presently by his son, George B. Richmond, 157 Woodland Drive. The firm is one of the largest concrete pipe-producing companies in the Tri-State area. He also served as general manager of the Union Sand & Gravel Co., of Huntington from 1921 to 1936. Born March 23, 1882, at Rural Retreat in Wythe County, VA, he was a son of the late William A. and Alice Litton Richmond. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg and was employed by the Norfolk & Western Railway in its engineering department for seven years, then by the United Thacker Coal Co., for 18 months before rejoining the N & W for two more years. In 1908, he became associated with the U. S. Engineeers and was engaged in lock and dam construction for 18 months. During that time he was married to Miss Lelia Burgess Snyder, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Snyder of Louisa. He was a successful construction contractor in Louisa before going to Huntington. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Huntington, Apperson Lodge F & AM, Louisa, Beni Kedem Temple of the Shrine, Charleston, Huntington Lodge 313 BOP Elks, the Engineers Club and was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His wife died in 1942. Survivors in addition to the son include two grandchildren, Jack B. and Judy Richmond of Huntington, two brothers, R. R. Richmond of Huntington and Charles L. Richmond of Sun Valley, CA; a sister, Mrs. O. L. Cogburn of Roanoke, VA. The family requested that flowers be omitted. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1963

 

RITTENBERRY, Fred

1913-1963

Fred Rittenberry, 49, of Louisa, Route 2, who died Saturday, was buried in the family cemetery near Louisa following funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home of his sister, Mrs. Claude Hutchinson, of Louisa, Route 2. The Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. He was born in Chapman, KY, on November 24, 1913, a son of Mrs. Mary Stewart Rittenberry and the late B. H. Rittenberry. He was employed for 19 years by the American Bridge Division of the U. S. Steel Corp. at Ambridge, PA. Survivors, in addition to the mother and sister, include two brothers, Earl Rittenberry of Cleveland and Junior B. Rittenberry of Fairoaks, PA, four nieces and four nephews. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home until noon Monday.

 

ROBINSON, Mildred (Pennington)

1903-1963

Mrs. Mildred Robinson, 60, of Mansfield, OH, a native of Kentucky, died Wednesday, August 28, in Mansfield where she had lived for the past 12 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with the Rev. Curtis Slone, of Mansfield, officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay. She was born March 11, 1903, in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late James and Leota Terry Pennington. Survivors include the husband, James Robertson and a sister, Mrs. Elbie Caudill of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1963

 

SEAMOUR, Elizabeth

1897-1963

Mrs. Elizabeth Seamour, 66, wife of Ed Seamour, died in Mansfield (Ohio) General Hospital, August 29th following and extended illness. She was born in Gale City, VA, February 15, 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Seamour moved to Fort Gay, WV in 1922 and had lived there until recently when due to her health they moved to Mansfield. Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Eddie Seamour, 2759 Ashland Road, Mansfield and Joseph Seamour with the U. S. Air Force at Wilmington, OH; eight daughters, Mrs. Bertha Sauers of Cleveland, Mrs. Stella Laipply of Lansing,MI, Mrs. Virginis Smith of Northfield, OH, Mrs. Fannie Curley of Garfield Heights, OH, Mrs. Edith Cyrus, Mrs. Emma Mullins, Mrs. Freida Miller and Mrs. Audrey Jones, all of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Libby Hubbard who died in 1961. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3, at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Northfield, OH, by the Rev. James Standridge, pastor of Cook Road Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Northfield Macedonian Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

STUART, Rosa (Ekers)

Mrs. Rosa Ekers Stuart, 76, of Hayward, CA, died August 21, in a hospital there after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 24, at MacFarlone Bryant Chapel at 11 o'clock with the Rev. Dave Chamblin officiating. Burial was in the Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, CA. She was born ad Cadmus, KY, a daughter of the late John and Lydia Presley Ekers. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Grace Anderson, Mrs. Maude Asperin and Mrs. Gladys Barton, four sons, Gaylord Stuart, Henry Stuart, Claude Stuart, Jr., and Denver Stuart, all of California, two brothers, Bill Ekers, Star Route, Louisa, KY, Lee Ekers, Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Mary Cassidy of Ashland, KY and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1963

 

WHEELER, Josh M.

1882-1963

Josh M. Wheeler, 81, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, September 4, at his home. Funeral services for the Lawrence county farmer were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Old Hood Church with the Rev. Jarrett Caudill and the Rev. Tommy Dalton officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler and Wells cemetery at Blaine. He was born March 7, 1882, a son of the late Travis and Sarah Lemaster Wheeler. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Black, and two sisters, Mrs. William Scaggs, and Mrs. Ulysses Scaggs of Londonderry, OH. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1963

 

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BALL, Noah

1888-1963

Noah Ball, 74, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, died in a Ashland hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, following an extended illness. A retired farmer, he was born at Adams, KY, December 25, 1888, son of the late Billie and Etta Moore Ball. His wife, Minnie Ball, died July 4, 1963. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Kavanaugh Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Taylor of Dayton, OH, Mrs. John Chaffin of Ashland, and Mrs. Paul Barnette of Mansfield, OH; six sons, Marvin Ball of Coal Grove, OH, John H. Ball of Mansfield, OH, Hager Ball, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, Frank and William Ball of Belleville, OH, and Paul G. Ball of Ironton; two sisters, Mrs. Millie Chapman of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Gussie Roberts of Route 2, Louisa, one brother, Andrew Ball of Columbus, OH; and 30 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

BARTLETT, Roy Peter

Roy Peter Bartlett, of Louisa, Route 5, was killed in an automobile accident near Pikeville, KY Wednesday. The exact time of the accident is not known but word reached the Curtright Funeral Home around 2:20 p.m. Mr. Bartlett was a salesman for the Martha Sewing Center, Ashland, KY. Details of the accident and funeral arrangements were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1963

 

BARTLETT, Roy Peter

1927-1963

The lives of two Louisa residents were snuffed out last week in automobile mishaps. Both accidents happened on Wednesday, though in different sections. Miss Emily Mae Workman, 16, was killed instantly when she was thrown from a car on US23 about five miles south of Louisa. Mr. Roy (Pete) Bartlett, Jr. 36, was killed instantly when the 11962 model station wagon he was driving ran off the road and struck a cliffside on the by-pass near Pikeville, KY.

 

The 16 year old girl was riding with three other persons who were injured when the car in which they were riding overturned. Injured were Glen Ray Fugitt, 21, of Louisa, the driver of the car, Ralph Arrington, Jr., 18, of Louisa Route 1, and Arrington's wife, Martha Sue, 17. Mrs. Arrington suffered minor injuries. Her husband and Fugitt were admitted to Louisa General Hospital with bruises and abrasions, both were released Thursday.

 

Trooper James Harmon of the Kentucky State Police, said the car was proceeding north on U S 23, left the highway and overturned. Trooper James Wheeler who identified the body of Bartlett, said the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. Wheeler said Bartlett was driving south toward an intersection at an apparently normal rate of speed when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the cliff. The officer said the vehicle left no skid marks and that a pedestrian, who saw the mishap, stated that the station wagon seemed to drive right off the road into the cliff. Wheeler said the pedestrian described the speed of the vehicle as low. Wheeler said the services of a wrecker were required for about an hour in removing the badly mangled body which was wedged in the vehicle. The officer was of the opinion that Bartlett either collapsed at the wheel or suffered some type of seizure or an attack.

 

The lives of five Louisans have been claimed in automobile accidents during the past four months, all of them young people. Funeral services for Miss Workman, were conducted Saturday, 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Miss Workman was born at Louisa, March 9, 1947, a daughter of former Lawrence County sheriff, V. L. and Amanda Horton Workman. Miss Workman was a junior at Louisa High School. Additional survivors include four sisters, Sharon Lynn, Carolyn, Pamela and Patricia Ann Workman and a brother, Vessie Lee Workman, all at home. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home Friday and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral rites for Mr. Bartlett were conducted Sunday 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Sam Sloan and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Interment was made in the Bartlett Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. Mr. Bartlett was born September 4, 1927, at Richardson, KY, a son of the late Roy and Elma Burchett Bartlett, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, Louis Post. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Frazier Bartlett; a son, Robert Eugene Bartlett, at home; five sisters, Carolyn Bartlett, of Valley Station, KY, Mrs. Darwin May and Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Ashland, Mrs. Marcus Preston of Huntington and Mrs. Eugene Pfeiffer of Dayton, OH; six brothers, Charles Bartlett of Jacksonville, FL, John, Robert, Fred and David Bartlett of Columbus, and Maxwell Bartlett of Bradford, PA. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

BOWEN, Carla Renne

1963-1963

Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 8, 2 p.m. from Copley Cemetery, Webb, WV for Carla Renne Bowen, 6 day old daughter of Bennie, Jr. and Mary Belle Bowen, of Webb. She was born October 1, in Louisa. Survivors include the parents; 2 sisters, Delphia and Loretta Bowen; 1 brother, Paul Bowen, all at home. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the residence at 5 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

CLINE, Georgia Annalee (Spears)

1921-1963

Mrs. Georgia Annalee Cline, 41, of Wilbur, KY died at a Louisa hospital Thursday October 24. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Cline Cemetery, Cordell, KY, with the Rev. John Birch and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. She was born at German, KY, on December 24, 1921, a daughter of Kenis and Myrtle Crider Spears of Blaine, KY. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. In addition to the parents, survivors include the husband, Crawford Cline, four daughters, Nadine and Jacqueline Cline of Columbus, and Diane and Melinda Gail Cline at home; five sons, W. M., Crawford J. Jr., James H., John Paul, and Mickey Roscoe Cline, at home; three sistes, Mrs. Goldie Baker of Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Tom Endicott, KY, and Mrs. Vadis Cline of Columbus, a brother, Earl Spears of Columbus, and a half brother, Samuel Foley of Prestonsburg, KY. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1963

 

DILLON, William Lewis

1889-1963

William Lewis Dillon, 74, of Route 1, Crum, WV, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Friday night. He was born in Clifford, KY, June 7, 1889, a son of the late Charles and Rilda Chaffin Dillon. He was a farmer and a retired carpenter. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church at Webb, WV with the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. He was a member of the Webb Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Minnie Webb Dillon, four daughters, Mrs. John J. Shea of Lenore, WV, Mrs. Floyd Evans of Kenova, Mrs. Phil Chaffin of Jacksonville, FL, and Mrs. John Garrido of Holden; five sons, Emory Dillon of Webb, Charles and Jack Dillon both of Hampden, Joseph Dillon of Kenova and William Lewis Dillon, Jr. of Whitman; one sister, Mrs. Vicie Jarrell of Route 5, Louisa, two brothers, John Dillon of Route 1, Crum and Chriss Dillon of Crum, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Sunday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

GARTIN, Beatrice Edna (Duff)

1922-1963

Mrs. Beatrice Edna Gartin, 41, of Louisa, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four months. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Cynthia Chapel Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Isaac Cemetery. Born May 12, 1922, in Vanceburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late Jake and Mary McCleece Duff. Her husband of eight months, Alfred Gartin, survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Randolph Henson of Louisa; one son, Lindsey Ray David of Louisa; one sister, Miss Bessie Duff of Dayton, OH and two brothers, Adrian Duff and Ted Crawford, both of Vanceburg. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

HALL, Dr. J. C.

1875-1963

Dr. J. C. Hall, 88, of 2801 Hackworth St., Ashland, a former Lawrence County, KY physician died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, October 18, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Dr. Hall's parents, the late Richard and Margaret Bone Hall, moved to Ashland from England. His wife, Mrs. Laura French Hall, died December 9, 1961. He was born October 4, 1875, at Coalton, KY. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Ashland, where funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Edward L. Tullis, pastor, and the Rev. C. D. Harsh, minister of visitation, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Dr. Hall graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, in 1904, and practiced in Lawrence County, He moved to Ashland in 1923. He served as city alderman, there and was a member of the American Medical Association. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Vogel of Ashland, three sons, Dr. T. H. Hall, an Ashland dentist, Boyd County Sheriff George R. Hall, and Lt. Col. Charles E. Hall, U. S. Air Force, stationed in Bedford, Mass., 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

HICKMAN, Laura

1901-1963

Miss Laura Hickman, 62, of Adams, KY, died at her home Saturday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church, Route 1, Louisa. Burial was in the Hickman Cemetery. Born May 7, 1901, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Butler Hickman. Miss Hickman was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Miss Toosie Hickman, of Adams, and two brothers, W. D. Hickman of Ashland, and Gus Hickman of Columbus, OH. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Kenneth Hays, Route 1, Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1963

 

KITCHEN, Green, Jr.

1919-1963

Green Kitchen, Jr., 44, of Louisa died Monday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of one year. He was an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Fred See officiating. Burial was made in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, OH. He was born June 16,1919, at Dennis, KY, a son of the late Green Kitchen, Sr., and Samantha Tiller Kitchen. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Graham Gabitzch of McAllen, TZ; four sisters, Mrs. Merla Faulkner of Winona Lake, IN, Mrs. Charles Fish of Glasgow, PA, and Miss Maxie Kitchen and Mrs. Sim Thompson of Louisa, and two brothers, John H. Kitchen of Coal Grove and Garland Kitchen of Ironton. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

LAYNE, Frank J.

1888-1963

Frank J. Layne, 74, Route 2, Louisa, died at his home Monday, September 30, after a long illness. Funeral services for the retired barber were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial in Memorial Gardens at Myra, KY. He was born in Pike County, KY, November 30, 1888, a son of the late Riley and Rebecca France Layne. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ada Gibson Layne; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Biggs of Elkton, MD; two sons, Starling Layne of Blackberry City, WV and Clinton Layne of Bluefield, VA and 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

LEMASTER, Hattie (Webb)

1887-1963

Mrs. Hattie Webb Lemaster, 76, of near by Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, at the home of a daughter in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Born September 18, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elias Webb. Her husband, Jasper Lemaster, died in 1954. Mrs. Lemaster had been ill for the past three months. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Laura Phillips, one son, Elias Lemaster of Fort Gay, one sister, Mrs. Dora Robinson of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was removed to her home in Fort Gay Friday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

LEMASTER, Martha (Daniels)

1889-1963

Mrs. Martha Lemaster, 74, of Pike Street, Louisa, died in a local hospital Tuesday, October 8.  Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating.  Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Lemaster was born April 5, 1889 a daughter of the late Ison and Martha VanHoose Daniels.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Charles Lemaster, died in 1952.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Earl Branham of Louisa Route 4, Mrs. Florence Caudill of Louisa and Mrs. Clifford Napier of Cleveland; three sons, Ben Lemaster of Louisa Route 2, Herbert Lemaster of Isonville and James Lemaster of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ed Dixon of Van Lear, KY; a brother Bennie Daniels of Happy, KY and 53 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Caudill. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1963

 

MORRIS, Mollie (Williams)

1889-1963

Mrs. Mollie Williams Morris, 120 Ohio River Road, Greenup, KY, died Wednesday morning September 25, at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Estill Hamilton, 2005 Hilton Ave., Ashland, after an illness of 8 months. Mrs. Morris was born January 29, 1889, Blaine, KY. She was the daughter of the late Henry Farmer and Malissa Evans Williams. She had resided in Greenup for the past 23 years. Her husband, Charles Morris died May 9, 1962. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Walter Plummer, 1817 Hilton Avenue, Ashland, Mrs. Claude Fyffe, 2525 Hackworth, Ashland, Mrs. Christopher Stone, 908 9th Avenue, Huntington; three grandchildren, Captain Carroll Fyffe, St. Charles, MO, Diana and Sue Slone of Huntington; two brothers, Dr. H. C. Williams, Daytona Beach, Fl and Ottie Williams of Paintsville; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Gambill, Abilene, TX, Mrs. Ford Skaggs, Martha, KY, Mrs. Blanch Miller, Houtzdale, PA and 2 great grandchildren. The body was removed from Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the residence at 120 Ohio River Road, Greenup. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Dr. Edward Tullis and the Rev. Ellis Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1963

 

MUSIC, John Wesley

1879-1963

John Wesley Music, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Huntington nursing home Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garland Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV. He was born March 4, 1879, at Glenhayes, a son of the late John and Celia Estep Music. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Nancy Bowen of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

PACK, Janie (McCoy)

1878-1963

Mrs. Janie Pack, 85, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct. 10 in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church of which she was a member for 60 years, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating.  Burial was in the Pack Cemetery on Louisa Route 5.  She was born at Milo, KY, March 15, 1878, a daughter of the late Asa and Mary Layne McCoy.  Her husband, Albert Pack, died in 1927.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Vada Webb and Mrs. Nona Butcher of Louisa, and Mrs. Zola Kirk of Fort Gay; four sons, Herbert Pack of Beauty, KY, Asa and Russell Pack of Louisa and Willie Pack of Louisa Route 5; a sister Mrs. Dixie James of Milo, and 61 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.  The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Butcher, in Louisa, from the Young Funeral Home, Friday morning and was removed to the Willie Pack residence on Louisa Route 5, Saturday. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1963

 

PRICHARD, Hubert

Funeral services were conducted September 28, in Long Beach, CA for Dr. Hubert Prichard, a native of Buchanan, KY. Dr. Prichard was a son of the late Dr. Allen and Laura Compton Prichard. He was a graduate of the Louisa High School, class of '29, and the Louisville College, School of Medicine. Survivors include  the widow, two daughters, and a son. He was Chief Radiologist at Long View Hospital. His only brother, Dr. Marvin Prichard, preceded him in death a few years ago. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

ROSE, Belle (Fraley)

1883-1963

Mrs. Belle Waldon York Rose, 80, of Worthington, KY died Monday morning in a Russell rest home after an illness of eight years. She was born March 4, 1883, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Robinette Fraley. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice Grzechowiak ?, and Mrs. Catherine Fitzpatrick both of Toledo, OH, six sons, Edgel Waldon of Columbus, Millard Waldon of Monroe, MI, Jay York of Worthington, Henry York of Raceland, Elmer York of Catlettsburg, and Kenneth York of Toledo, two brothers, T. W. Fraley of Louisa and Ernest Fraley of Cincinnati and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ball of Louisa. The body was at the Evans Funeral home, Raceland and was removed to the Young Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1963

 

SULLIVAN, Temus E.

1892-1963

Temus E. Sullivan, 70, of 712 North Jefferson Street, Louisa, KY died Thursday morning October 3, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Littrell of Columbus officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born at Gray, KY, October 5, 1892, a son of the late Matt and Lucy ?Trosper? Sullivan and was a retired employee of the Inland Steel Co., at Wheelwright KY. Mr. Sullivan was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Wheelwright Lodge 889 F & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Fraley Sullivan to whom he was married for 47 years, a daughter, Mrs. Rose Paulsen of St. Petersburg, FL, two sons, Hubert H. Sullivan of St. Petersburg and James B. Sullivan of Columbus and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

VINSON, Carrie Lee

1875-1963

Miss Carrie Lee Vinson, 88, of Glenhayes, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was i the Vinson family cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Born in Louisa on May 19, 1875, she was the daughter of the late Lazarus and Levisa Ann Wylie Vinson. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

WATSON, Luther Anderson

Luther Anderson Watson, 71, of Louisa, died at 1 a.m. Friday in a local hospital after a two year illness. Mr. Watson was born in Morgan County in 1892, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watson. He was a retired mechanist and member of the Masonic Lodge. His wife, Mrs. Deema Lycan Watson died in 1956. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. W.M. Jordan of Ashland, Mrs. Lee Clair, Mrs. Delbert Davis, both of Wheelwright, and Mrs. Jean Thomilson, of Dayton, OH, two sons, Roy Watson of St. Albans, WV and Paul Watson of Wheelwright; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

WELLMAN, Harry G.

1883-1963

Harry G. Wellman, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday morning in a Russell nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, of which he was a member, with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born February 6,1883, at Louisa, he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Salyers Wellman. He was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at Louisa for 59 years. He started with the C & O as a telegraph operator in 1904, was appointed a ticket agent in 1941 and continued i that capacity until his retirement in 1960. His wife, Mrs. Shirley Burns Wellman, died in 1946. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Eva Mordica of Ashland and two brothers, Lon Wellman of Pikeville, KY, and Ed Wellman of Bluefield, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. It was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1963

 

WELLMAN, William Harvey

1874-1963

William Harvey Wellman, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday morning in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 1, 1874, at Fort Gay, WV, he was the son of the late James Harvey and Lydia Robertson Wellman. He was a merchant in Louisa for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Saddie Adkins of Huntington and Mrs. Leo Nolan of Louisa, a son, Eskle Wellman of Logan, WV, four sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels of Huntington, and Mrs. Fredonia May, Mrs. Nellie Vinson and Mrs. Effie Heston ,all of Louisa, a brother, Elva Wellman of Huntington, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1963

 

WILLIAMS, Rosetta (Jenkins)

1873-1963

Mrs. Rosetta Williams, 90, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday October 23, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Little Gap Union Church at Sitka, KY, with the Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Little Gap Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born at Ophir, Morgan County, KY, on May 27, 1873, a daughter of the late Henry and Roseann Blevins Jenkins. Her husband, Rev. W. W. Williams, died in 1938. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka for 65 years and had resided in Flat Gap before moving to Adams. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Minyard Salyers of Adams, four sons, Roy Williams of Vernalls, CA, Earl Williams of Sloughhouse, CA, Collie Williams of New Boston, OH, and Luther Williams of Wheelersburg, OH and 21 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1963

 

WILSON, Jacob

1880-1963

Jacob Wilson, 83, formerly of Cliff, KY, who had been residing with Roy E. Burke of Fallsburg, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday, October 13, 2 p.m. after a long illness. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at the Austin Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Wilson was born in Jackson, OH, October 5, 1880. There are no known survivors. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

WORKMAN, Emily Mae

1947-1963

The lives of two Louisa residents were snuffed out last week in automobile mishaps. Both accidents happened on Wednesday, though in different sections. Miss Emily Mae Workman, 16, was killed instantly when she was thrown from a car on US23 about five miles south of Louisa. Mr. Roy (Pete) Bartlett, Jr. 36, was killed instantly when the 11962 model station wagon he was driving ran off the road and struck a cliffside on the by-pass near Pikeville, KY.

 

The 16 year old girl was riding with three other persons who were injured when the car in which they were riding overturned. Injured were Glen Ray Fugitt, 21, of Louisa, the driver of the car, Ralph Arrington, Jr., 18, of Louisa Route 1, and Arrington's wife, Martha Sue, 17. Mrs. Arrington suffered minor injuries. Her husband and Fugitt were admitted to Louisa General Hospital with bruises and abrasions, both were released Thursday.

 

Trooper James Harmon of the Kentucky State Police, said the car was proceeding north on U S 23, left the highway and overturned. Trooper James Wheeler who identified the body of Bartlett, said the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. Wheeler said Bartlett was driving south toward an intersection at an apparently normal rate of speed when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the cliff. The officer said the vehicle left no skid marks and that a pedestrian, who saw the mishap, stated that the station wagon seemed to drive right off the road into the cliff. Wheeler said the pedestrian described the speed of the vehicle as low. Wheeler said the services of a wrecker were required for about an hour in removing the badly mangled body which was wedged in the vehicle. The officer was of the opinion that Bartlett either collapsed at the wheel or suffered some type of seizure or an attack.

 

The lives of five Louisans have been claimed in automobile accidents during the past four months, all of them young people. Funeral services for Miss Workman, were conducted Saturday, 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Miss Workman was born at Louisa, March 9, 1947, a daughter of former Lawrence County sheriff, V. L. and Amanda Horton Workman. Miss Workman was a junior at Louisa High School. Additional survivors include four sisters, Sharon Lynn, Carolyn, Pamela and Patricia Ann Workman and a brother, Vessie Lee Workman, all at home. The body was taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home Friday and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Funeral rites for Mr. Bartlett were conducted Sunday 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Sam Sloan and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Interment was made in the Bartlett Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. Mr. Bartlett was born September 4, 1927, at Richardson, KY, a son of the late Roy and Elma Burchett Bartlett, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, Louis Post. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Frazier Bartlett; a son, Robert Eugene Bartlett, at home; five sisters, Carolyn Bartlett, of Valley Station, KY, Mrs. Darwin May and Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Ashland, Mrs. Marcus Preston of Huntington and Mrs. Eugene Pfeiffer of Dayton, OH; six brothers, Charles Bartlett of Jacksonville, FL, John, Robert, Fred and David Bartlett of Columbus, and Maxwell Bartlett of Bradford, PA. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1963

 

 

WRIGHT, Thomas Lee

1875-1963

Thomas Lee Wright, 86, of 325 Twenty-third Street, Ashland, a retired farmer, died Sunday at 4:55 p.m. in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Wright was born March 16, 1875, Floyd County, a son of the late Thomas Lee and Elizabeth Walker Wright. He moved to Ashland 6 years ago from Lawrence County, and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church there. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hill, Mrs. Charlotte Allen, and Mrs. Dixie Bentley, all of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Combs, of Louisa, Route 3, and Mrs. Jean Mullenix of Dayton, OH, six sons, Earl, Ray and Harold Wright, all of Ashland, Jack Wright of Ashland, Route 2, Epp Wright of Cleveland and John E. Wright of Erie, PA; one sister, Mrs. Eva Miller of Ashland, and 28 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Bugg and the Rev. Royce Robey officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1963

 

YATES, Tivis Talton, Sr.

1886-1963

Tivis Talton Yates, Sr., 77, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died at his home Wednesday morning October 9, after a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Greenbirer Baptist Church on Fort Gay, Route 1, with the Rev. Lester Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. Mr. Yates was born in Carter County, KY, August 8, 1886, a son of the late Jacob and Margarette Hubbard Yates. He was a retired railroad employee, miner and farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nora Artrip Yates, three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Golden of New Salem, OH, and Mrs. Frank Connock and Mrs. Harold Hager of Baltimore, OH; two sons,  Howard and Tivis Yates, Jr., of Baltimore; a brother, Reynolds Yates of Huntington and 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church an hour before the service from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1963

 

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BURNS, Bessie (Long)

Mrs. Bessie Long Burns passed away Thursday of last week at her home in Gallatin, TN. the 88 year old woman, the former Bessie Long, had many warm friends in Louisa where she resided before the passing of her husband, Mr. John G. Burns, Sr. She was a daughter of a former pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday from the Methodist Church and interment was made in Gallatin, according to information given her step sons, R. T. and John G. Burns, Jr., of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

COMPTON, Laura (Vanhorne)

1898-1963

Mrs. Laura V. Compton, 65, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, at her home after a 10 month illness. Mrs. Compton born on Route 3, Louisa, August 8, 1898, a daughter of the late William M. and Mary B. Short Vanhorne. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Myrtle Chapel on Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Survivors include her husband, William David Compton, to whom she had been married 45 years, 7 daughters, Mrs. Cleat T. Foley of Cincinnati, Mrs. Iris C. Schuller of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Homer D. Short of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Robert A. Lucas and Mrs. E. Paul McComas, both of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Ed Barnette of Route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Ray Hayes of Amelia, OH, five sons, Jack G. Compton of Clifford, KY, Glenn V. Compton of Monroe, MI, Nick F. Compton of Weston, WV, David L. Compton of Route 4, Louisa, and Ned S. Compton of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. John Kelley of Cincinnati, Mrs. Clara Nickell of Fallsburg, Mrs. Shannon See of Washington Court House, OH, and Mrs. French Rice of St. Albans, WV; three brothers, Ben Vanhorne of Highland, OH, Jay Vanhorne of Ashland, and Ray Vanhorne of Fallsburg; and 27 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

FLUTY, Lucian

1899-1963

Lucian Fluty, 64, of Louisa Route 5, died Friday at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Friendship Baptist Church on Louisa Route 5, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery near Inez. A merchant, he was born February 23, 1899, in Martin County, a son of the late William and Charlotte Price Fluty. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. The widow, Mrs. Goldie Fitzpatrick Fluty, survives. The body was taken from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez to the Abe Fitzpatrick residence near Inez. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

HINKLE, Hubert Lee

1908-1963

Hubert Lee Hinkle, 55, of Louisa, died in a local hospital at 3 a.m. Thursday, October 31, following a long illness. Mr. Hinkle was formerly a coal mine foreman and a Louisa merchant. He was born at Stidham, KY, February 7, 1908, a son of the late Jacob G. and Jessie Blanche Cox. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Grayson officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hinkle was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Potter and Mrs. Phyllis Jean Cyrus of Shelby, OH; two sisters, Mrs. harry Martin of Allen, KY, and Mrs. Elxa Mink of Morehead, KY; and six grandchildren. His wife, Betty Wilson Hinkle, preceded him in death. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

MOORE, Montie

1918-1963

Montie Moore, 45, a life-long resident of Adams, KY, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Moore, a farmer, was born May 9, 1918, a son of the late William Thomas and Amanda Moore. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 31, from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church in Adams with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in McKinster Cemetery, Adams. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby McKinster Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Freddie Gussler of Columbus, OH, Miss Julia Irene Moore, at home, a son, James Donald Moore, at home, one sister, Mrs. Floyd Turer, of Woodstock, OH; four brothers, Henry Lee Moore of Adams, Ellmon and Arlie Moore, both of Columbus, and Hubert Moore of Grove City, OH, and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour prior to the funeral. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

MOORE, Nora Jane

1888-1963

Miss Nora Jane Moore, 75, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday morning, November 16, in the New Hospital at Paintsville, KY following a lengthy illness. Miss Moore was born in Ulysses April 30, 1888, a daughter of the late Zachariah and Fannie Borders Moore. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Bird Webb, the Rev. Millard VanHoose and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Survivors include 2 nieces, Mrs. Helen Thorne, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Lillian Bayton, Westerville, OH, one nephew, Paul Hoyt of Kansas City, MO; a cousin, Mrs. Dora Thompson of Ulysses and a sister in law, Mrs. Gertrude Moore of Columbus. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

NUNLEY, William Thomas

1881-1963

William Thomas Nunley, 82, of Buchanan, a painter by trade, died at 7 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one week. Mr. Nunley was born June 16, 1881, a son of the late Lewis and Cynthia Nunley. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora Hicks Nunley, three daughters, Mrs. Ray Presley and Mrs. Walter Rickman, both of Buchanan and Mrs. Herbert Stevens of Route 1, Ashland, three step daughters, Mrs. Delbert Vanhorn, Mrs. Henry Boggs, both of Buchanan, and Mrs. Flora Moore of Catlettsburg; one step son, Charles Gillium of Pedro, OH, two brothers, Lindsey Nunley of Catlettsburg, and Lewis Nunley of Knoxville, TN. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at presstime. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

PLUMMER, Ann (Toll)

Mrs. Ann Toll Plummer, 78, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 3, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was a native of Ohio County, KY, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington. Surviving are one son, Dr. Niel Plummer, head of the Journalism Department of the University of Kentucky; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leota Owens of McHenry, one brother, W. D. Toll of Herrin, IL. Services were held at the Casebier Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Holliday, pastor of the Centertown Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Centertown Cemetery. The Plummers formerly resided in Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

PRESTON, Laura Janice (Patton)

1899-1963

Mrs. Laura Janice Preston, 64, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday 12 p.m. at University Hospital, Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. She was born January 4, 1899, at Langley, KY, daughter of Henry F. and Victoria Josephine Allen Patton. Funeral services will be Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, J.W. Preston, route 1, Fort Gay, two daughters, Mrs. Maxwell Hodge, Barberton, OH and Mrs. Cowan Jackson of Columbus, three sons, James W. Preston, of Dedham, Mass., Henry J. of Abingdon, VA, Ralph of Denver, CO; and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

SCOTT, Samuel

1901-1963

Samuel Scott, 61, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, who died Sunday at Knollwood, OH, was buried in Casey Cemetery near Louisa, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Mr. Scott was born November 17, 1901, at Hardy, KY, a son of the late Melvin and Octavia Scott. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Neva Casey Scott; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Gillis of Dayton, Mrs. Isaac Barker of Franklin, OH, and Mrs. Oran Smith of Paris, France; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Ray of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Stella Brown of Goody, KY, and Mrs. Elaine Davis of Hardy, KY; two brothers, A. J. Scott of Detroit and Clifford Scott of Fort Gay, and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

SLONE, Rita Lee

1963-1963

Rita Lee Slone, infant daughter of Mrs. Sallie Henson Slone of 2603 Louisa St., Catlettsburg, died Saturday morning at King's Daughters' Hospital. Private graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. Mart Isaac. Survivors include four sisters, Ruth Ann Slone, Emma Rose Slone, Ruby Sue Slone, and Jane Robin Slone, all at home and a brother, Harold Lloyd Slone, also at home. Services were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

SPARKS, Elizabeth (Salmons)

1868-1963

Mrs. Elizabeth Salmons Sparks, 95, of Delbarton, WV, died Wednesday, November 6, at the home of a grandson, Delbarton Police Chief Joe Crum, leaving 266 direct descendants. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, of which she was a member with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. W. H. Compton, officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Clifford, KY. She was born in Lawrence County, on March 11, 1868, a daughter of the late Joel and Anna Copley Salmons. Survivors include 4 sons, Joel and George Sparks of Louisa, Lindsey sparks of Delbarton, Route 1, and Bennett Sparks, of Detroit, five daughters,  Mrs. Rosa Marcum of Louisa, Mrs. Blanche Perry of Ferguson, WV, Mrs. Gertrude Hancock of Huntington, and Mrs. Maude Crum Jordan of Milton, WV; two brothers, Monroe Salmons, of Vera Beach, FL and Ira Salmons of Kenova, two sisters, Mrs. Millie Fitzpatrick of Charleston and Mrs. Lucy Fitzpatrick of Chattaroy, WV, and 75 grandchildren 82 great grandchildren and 100 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Chafin Funeral Home at Delbarton and was taken to the Young Funeral Home, Louisa where it remained until one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1963

 

SWAIN, William

1881-1963

William Swain, 82, Tomahawk, KY, died Monday, October 28, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 30, at 10 a.m. at Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Williamsport, KY, with the Rev. Sam Herald, the Rev. Nim Sturgill and the Rev. Arthur Priest officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Williamsport. A retired farmer, Mr. Swain was born in 1881 in Winston-Salem, NC. He was first married to Mary Penix, who died in 1950. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ida Preece Swain; three sons, Irvin Swain of North Carolina, Melvin Swain of Paintsville, and Russell Swain of Hartsville, OH, and three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Conley and Mrs. Ethel Meeks, of Tomahawk and Mrs. Myrtle Delong of Suffield, OH. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1963

 

VANHOOSE, Millard

1892-1963

Millard VanHoose, 71, a retired farmer, of Route 1, Woodstock, OH, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, at his home following an illness of two weeks. He was born August 3, 1892, near Louisa, son of the late William H. and Sarah Elizabeth Adams VanHoose. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church, Mechanicsburg, OH. Survivors include his widow, Elizabeth, six sons, Elmer W. of Mechanicsburg, Reginald G. of Urbana, Hansel of Urbana, William H. of Akron, Lawrence and Randall, at home; one daughter, Mrs. James (Roberta) Daniel, of Urbana; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lyss Hickman of Louisa, and Mrs. Ellen Carter of Gallup, KY; two brothers, Roy of Louisa, and Hansel of Ashland, KY. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Ray Wheeler and the Rev. Sturgell McCarty officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual, OH. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1963

 

WEBB, Arthur Thomas

1963-1963

Graveside services for Arthur Thomas Webb, infant son of Ralph and Mary Kitchen Webb, who died Saturday morning, October 26, at birth at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 27, at the Kitchen family cemetery at Brush Creek by the Rev. Clarence Griffith, under the direction of John Steen Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, two brothers, Kenny and Timmy Webb, at home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitchen, Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. M. G. Webb of Webbville, KY. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1963

 

WELLMAN, Ollie (Burke)

Mrs. Ollie Burke Wellman, 66, 421 Central Avenue, Westwood, died Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Westwood Christian Church with the Rev. Donald Nash officiating. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Jay Tabor of Westwood and Mrs. Herbert Savage of Circleville, OH, a brother, G. R. Burke of Buffalo, NY and a sister, Mrs. S. J. Maynard of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1963

 

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BELLOMY, Charles David

1963-1963

Charles David Bellomy, 1 month old son of Corporal Charles B. and Doris Ann Adkins Bellomy, died Saturday in a hospital at Scott Air Force Base, IL., where the father is stationed. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Donley Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors in addition to the parents include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Bellomy, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adkins, all of Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1963

 

BLEVINS, Nellie Victoria (Ward)

1873-1963

Mrs. Nellie Victoria Blevins, 90, of Louisa, Route 4, died Tuesday night, December 3, at her home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from Garrett Chapel on Louisa Route 4, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was in the Blevins Cemetery. She was born in Tazewell County, VA, April 29, 1873, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ward. Her husband, Daniel Blevins, died in 1936. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Cordle, Rush, KY, a son, Gene Blevins, of Louisa, Route 4, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Christian of Bandy, VA and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1963

 

CARTER, Charles J.

1917-1963

Charles J. Carter, 46, of Columbus, OH, died suddenly Thursday, December 12, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Woodyard East Chapel, 2300 E. Livingston, Columbus. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery there. Masonic services were conducted Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A resident of Columbus since 1950, he was employed by North American Aviation Corp. Born July 27, 1917 at Louisa, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Carter, of Fallsburg, who survive. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Helen H. Carter; a daughter, Mrs. Gail Allton of Columbus; two brothers, James I. Carter of Ashland, KY and Jack M. Carter of Goose Rock, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Freda J. Lewis of Indiantown, FL and Mrs. Lou Brainard of Elyria, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

CHATFIELD, Ross Harper (Dutch)

1903-1963

Ross Harper (Dutch) Chatfield, 60, former resident of Catlettsburg and Louisa, succumbed Wednesday morning, December 11, suddenly in West Palm Beach, FL of a heart attack. He was born in Catlettsburg, June 1, 1903, a son of the late Hugh Chatfield and Mrs. Emma Williams Chatfield, now of Nitro, WV. Mr. Chatfield attended Centre College and University of Kentucky. He had been associated with a chemical Construction Corp. of New York for some time as purchasing agent and has been in West Palm Beach since October 1962. He was married to the former Edna Hayes of Louisa 35 years ago last May, who survives.  Mr. Chatfield and his family moved from Catlettsburg to Collingswood, NJ, 18 years ago. His father, Hugh Chatfield, was a former Catlettsburg merchant and mayor, prior to his death. Additional survivors include his two sons, Hugh Chatfield of Collingswood and Ross Chatfield, Jr., of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jan Chatfield Riggs of San Jose, CA; one sister, Mrs. Harry B. (Red) Russell of Nitro and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. He had been a member of the First Methodist Church in Collingswood for 18 years. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, with the Rev. Jack M. Gold, officiating at the graveside rites. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

COMPTON, John R.

1882-1963

John R. Compton, 82, of Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital following an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was a retired farmer and formerly lived at Dennis, KY, moving to Louisa three years ago. He was born at Dennis on November 9, 1882, a son of the late Henry and Julia Cooksey Compton. He was a member of the Dennis Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maude Crank Compton, six daughters, Mrs. Zonnie Carter of Vanceburg, KY, Mrs. Edwin Gorske of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Richard Pennington of Midland, PA, Mrs. Milton McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ernest LeBlane of Nashua, NH, and Miss Edith Compton of Dallas, TX; one son, Ashley Compton of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. J.W. Elkins of Ashland, and two brothers, James Compton of Dennis and J. N. Compton of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

CRABTREE, Rhoda Mae (Marcum)

Rhoda Mae Crabtree, 54, of Fort Gay, WV, who died in a Huntington hospital Tuesday, November 26, after a three day illness, was buried in Pratt Cemetery near Radnor, WV, following funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fort Gay Church of God. A native of Fort Gay, she was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Oscar Crabtree; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Evans and Mrs. Bill Evans, of Columbus, OH; two sons, James M. and Virgil Crabtree, of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Alice Marcum of Wayne, WV; two brothers, James and Arthur Marcum of Columbus, and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

DYER, Maria (Elkins)

1870-1963

Mrs. Maria Dyer, 93, of Fallsburg, KY, died Friday at the home of a daughter in law, Mrs. Andy Dyer of Buchanan, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. Born May 26,1870, at Fallsburg, she was a daughter of John and Lydia Barnett Elkins. She was the widow of William Dyer  who died November 23, 1929. Additional survivors include...... (the rest is unreadable) Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

FRENCH, A. M.

1902-1963

Dr. A. M. French, chief of surgery at Logan, WV General Hospital died there at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday. He had been ill since last April and had been a patient at the hospital for about a week. A graduate of Berea, KY College and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. French went to Logan in 1937. Following his graduation at the Louisville medical school, he spent five years ??? specializing in surgery at the Louisville General Hospital and later was associated at the Riverview Hospital in Louisa. He was born August 30, 1902 near Buchanan, KY, a son of the late Tobe and Mary Allen Austin French, well known citizens of that section. He had maintained his practice in Logan ever since going there 26 years ago, except for four years he spent in military service during World War II.  Dr. French went into the U. S. Navy in December, 1941 and served until December 1946, leaving the service with the rank of captain. Dr. French was surgeon on the aircraft carried Yorktown during the Battle of Midway and later was chief of surgery at the huge Seattle, WA Naval Hospital. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the West Virginia Medical Association, and the Logan County Medical Society. Dr. French was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Logan, and served on its vestry. He also was a Mason. Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth Fleck, of Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. George S. Johnston, the rector, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Buchanan, KY. The body will lie in state at the Buchanan Chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. where short services will be conducted. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1963

 

HAY, Mary Jane (Hay)

1870-1963

Mrs. Mary Jane Hay, 84, of Lyra, OH, formerly of Mazie, KY, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at her home after an extended illness. She had resided at Lyra for the past three years, moving there from Catlettsburg, where her late husband, the Rev. Martin Hay, pioneer preacher at Mazie, was pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ for several years. Mrs. hay was born June 4, 1879. a daughter of the late John and Nancy Brickey Hay of the Blaine section. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ, Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pentecostal Church of Christ, Catlettsburg. The Rev. A. T. Stewart and the Rev. Edward Gilbert officiated. Burial was in the Hay Cemetery near Louisa. She is survived by two sons, Martin L. Hay of Long Beach, CA, Walter S. Hay of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mrs. E. L.Cyrus of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Hattie Yates of Lyra and Mrs. R.L. Caperton of Detroit; two brothers, Rufus Hay of Morehead, Walter Hay of Canton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. V. A. Hales of New Boston, OH, Mrs. Al Gerlach of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Anderson Adams of Wheelersburg, OH; 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

HINKLE, Willard Lee

Willard Lee Hinkle, 6 month old son of Tivis and Romaine Evans Hinkle of Webb, WV, died Thursday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webb Community Church with the Rev. R. G. Carroll officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include two sisters and a brother, at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans of Webb. the body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

HOLT, Raymond Biggs

1900-1963

Raymond Biggs Holt, 63, of Columbus, OH formerly of Louisa, died Monday at Columbus. Funeral services were conducted from the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born at Louisa in March of 1900, a son of the late Mont and Ella Wellman Holt. He was an employee of the Clark Vault Co. of Columbus and had resided there for 25 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Edna McKenzie Holt; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Ann Kolph of Columbus and a son, Steven Ray Holt, at home; two brothers, Mont Holt, Jr., and Bobby Holt, both of Los Angeles and 3 grandchildren. The body arrived at the funeral home Wednesday morning and was taken to the chapel an hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

KEARNS, Alta (Walker)

1888-1963

Mrs. Alta Walker Kearns, 75, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday night, December 4, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Fawns of Mount Sterling, KY. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 7:30 o'clock from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Middlebourne, WV. She was born at Barbourville, KY, March 8, 1888, a daughter of the late David and Mollie Hinkle Walker. Her husband, Socrates Kearns died in 1948. Additional survivors include six sons, John J. Kearns of Vienna, VA, David E. and Henry Kearns of Louisa, J. W. Kearns of South Charleston, WV, George Kearns of Beaumont, WV and the Rev. Olan Kearns of Fort Gay, Route 2, and 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1963

 

MEEK, R. L.

Mrs. Luther Terry, of Pontiac, MI, reported Monday the death of her brother, Mr. R. C. Meek of Waterloo, OH, formerly of Busseyville, KY. Mr. Meek died Friday, December 13, in Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, OH, Burial was in Waterloo. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

NEW, Thomas R.

1896-1963

Thomas R. New, 67, of Baltimore, OH, died Friday afternoon in a Lancaster, OH hospital following an extended illness. He was born at Torchlight, KY, December 23, 1896, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Bell Bates New. He was a retired railway conductor for the N & W and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the New Cemetery at Torchlight. Mr. New is survived by his widow, Myrtle Copley New, three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Jones, Peggy and Brenda New, all at home; one son, J. Walter New, at home; one sister, Mrs. R. D. King of Portsmouth, OH, four brothers, Paul New and George New of Lancaster, Luther New of Baltimore, and Victor New of Louisa, and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

SMART, James

1902-1963

James Smart, 61, of New Buffalo, MI, died November 10, in St. Anthony Hospital after suffering a stroke. Funeral services were conducted November 12, by the Rev. Marion Fash. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN. Mr. Smart was married in 1943 in Michigan City to Nannie Childers. He was a member of the Emily Northup Baptist Church, route 2, Louisa, and had visited frequently in this county. Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Frances, at home. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

SMITH, John C.

1918-1963

John C. Smith, 45, of 3252 Walters Hill Drive, Ashland, died at 8 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital after a day's illness. Mr. Smith was born in Youngstown, OH, September 10, 1918, a son of the late James Smith and Maude Adams Smith of Louisa. He was night chief dispatcher for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., Ashland. He was a resident of Ashland for 11 years and a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church, Poage Lodge No. 325 F & AM, American Train Dispatchers Assn., and a Navy veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. K. C. Halbrook officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Other survivors include his widow, Alene Jenkins Smith; a son, Terry Seldon Smith, at home; two brothers, Manley E. Smith, of Dayton, OH and George E. Smith of Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1963

 

THOMPSON, Infant

1963-1963

Graveside services were held Saturday, November 30, at 2 p.m. from Thompson Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, for the infant daughter of Cecil and Helen Noe Thompson, with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. The child died November 29, 5 a.m. in Fort Gay. Survivors include the parents; 2 sisters, and 2 brothers, and grandmother, Mrs. Anna Mullins, Dunlow, WV. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1963

 

WATTS, Danny

1948-1963

Danny Watts, 15 year old Fort Gay High School sophomore died Monday in a Louisa hospital after he became ill while practicing basketball at high school. The youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Watts of Fort Gay. Fort Gay Coach Austin Lycan said the youth had been working out for about 15 to 20 minutes with other members of the basketball squad when he complained of feeling sick. He said the youth declined to stop practice, but that he then became violently ill and was taken to the hospital. The body was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital for an autopsy, where it was ruled that the died as a result of a congenital heart disease. Born February 6, 1948, at East Lynn, he was the son of Dewey and Dorothy Carey Watts. Additional survivors include two brothers, Dewey Raymond Watts, with the U. S. Air Force in California and Charles Edgar B. Watts, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hobart Casteele of Akron, Mrs. Kenneth Trautwein of Wayne and Mrs. Joe Hall of Columbus, the maternal grandfather, Taylor Carey of East Lynn. The body is at Morris-Booten Funeral Home at Wayne where friends may call. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

WHEELER, Troy

1936-1963

Troy Wheeler, 28, of Louisa, died Saturday morning in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland of injuries received in a one-car accident earlier on Center Street, Catlettsburg. Boy County Coroner, Russell Compton, said Wheeler died of internal injuries shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday. Wheeler, a 1962 graduate of Morehead State College, was the driver of a car that struck a utility pole at 15th and Center Streets, near the intersection of Useless Road and U. S. 23-60. City Policemen John Skaggs and Elbert Bell said the mishap occurred about 3 a.m. The 1961 automobile, moving east on Center Street, traveled across the road and smashed into a utility pole. Kentucky State Police said the fatality was the 23rd this year in the counties of Lawrence, Greenup, Carter and Boyd, which are covered by the Ashland Post. This compares with 26 for the same period last year. The father of two, he was an insurance agent for the Commonwealth Life Insurance Company, and had moved from Ashland to Louisa last year. He was employed by the company in Ashland about four months in 1962. Wheeler and Ernest Thompson, also associated with Commonwealth, in an executive capacity, had been to Lewis County to make plans for a hunting trip which Wheeler expected to take Saturday, and were late returning to Ashland where Thompson resides. Wheeler was en route to his home in Louisa when the accident occurred. He presumably fell asleep. He was driving alone. Thompson said he had insisted that Wheeler spend the night with him, but he felt that he should go home to his family. The Johnson County native was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was president of the 1962 senior class of MSC. He was active in campus affairs and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Wheeler; one son, David, and one daughter, Donna, both at home; his father, Troy Wheeler, Paintsville, and a sister, Miss Gail Wheeler, also of Paintsville. The body was taken to the home of Mr. Claude Preston, grandfather of the widow, from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Thealka, KY, near Paintsville. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1963

 

 

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