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ALLEY, Paul Joseph

1933-1964

Paul Joseph Alley, 30, formerly of Adams, KY, died Thursday, January 9, at 1806 Goethe Avenue in Columbus, OH where he had lived for the past few months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Dry Ridge Methodist Church at Adams with the Rev. Ivo Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery at Adams. A lumber grader for a building contractor in Columbus, he was born November 27, 1933 at Adams, a son of Charley and Fannie Davis Alley of Adams. Survivors in addition to the parents, include three sisters, Mrs. Johnny Slonager, Mrs. James Young and Mrs. Garland Roberts of Columbus, four brothers, Everett and Robert Alley of Columbus, Raymond Alley of LaGrange, KY and Milton Alley of Adams, and a half brother, Bill Moore of Columbus. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1964

 

BAKER, Jasper

1877-1964

Jasper Baker, 86, of Richardson, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Baker Cemetery at Lancer, KY. A farmer, he was born April 3, 1877, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Baker. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Ida Chapman and Mrs. Rosa Deskins of Rawl, WV, Miss Emma Baker of Betsy Layne, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth Sutherland of Prestonsburg, KY, and Mrs. Eliza Adkins and Mrs. Edith May Manning of West Virginia, and three brothers, Sam and Creed Baker of Paintsville, KY, and James Baker of Xenia, OH. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

BOGGS, William S.

1886-1964

The Rev. W. S. Boggs, 77, former Lawrence County judge, Circuit Court clerk and teacher died Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. in a Huntington hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 P.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, where he was pastor until his retirement two years ago, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Rev. Boggs was born at Blaine, KY, March 3, 1886, a son of the late Gordon and Martha Hale Boggs, pioneer settlers of that section. He taught in Lawrence County schools, and was named Circuit Court clerk in 1921, serving 18 years. He was then elected to a four year term as county judge, and in the 1940's became pastor of the Louisa church. Rev. Boggs was a member of Lawrence Lodge 370 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was always called upon to speak at any special occasion of the lodge and never failed to share with his fellow members, his rich experience gained throughout his long useful life. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nola Boggs Boggs, two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Cyrus of Louisa, Route 3, and Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Louisa; three sons, Russell Boggs of Beckley, WV, and Edgar and Lowell Boggs of Louisa; a brother, Hughie Boggs of Sunbury, OH and 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

BUSH, Zipporah (Oliver)

Mrs. Zipporah Oliver Bush, 90, mother of Mr. J. S. Bush of Louisa, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 1963 at her home, 34 S. Maple St., Winchester, KY, following a long illness. A native of Clark County, she was a member of the First Christian Church. She was the widow of Dr. W. A. Bush. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth B. Schneider, Largo, FL, and Mrs. Dora B. Carman, Winchester, a son Jonas S. bush, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Gravett, Sr., Winchester and Mrs. Willis Tracy, Clark County; two brothers, Thomas A. Oliver, Lexington and Jess Oliver, Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren, Mrs. Ed Swift, Jr., Winchester, Mrs. Robert Chipps, Denver, Co and William Allen Bush, Augusta, GA and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, from the Edgington Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen C. Garner officiating. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

CASTLE, William M.

1882-1964

W. M. Castle, 81, of Louisa, who died Thursday, January 16, in a McDowell, KY hospital was buried in White Chapel Memorial Gardens following funeral services Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, WV, with the Rev. Philip R. Kazee officiating. He was born September 21, 1882, at Paintsville, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Castle. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joan Morris and Miss Mildred Jean Castle of Prestonsburg, KY; two sons, Ermal Castle of Biggs, KY and Roy Castle of Ceredo; three brothers, Frank E. Castle of Miami, FL, Roy Castle of Tucson, AZ, and Lloyd Castle of Vienna, VA and six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Rollins Funeral Home to Kenova to the home of a son Roy Castle of Ceredo. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

COOPER, Florence V.

1893-1964

Mrs. Florence V. Cooper, 70, of 1021 Kittitas St., Wenatchee, WA, died in a hospital there Wednesday, January 8, after a long illness. Born in Snohomish, WA, June 22, 1893, she was graduated from Snohomish schools and attended Washington State University. She married Nelson T. Cooper, of Cherokee, Lawrence County, KY, October 24, 1917, in Wenatchee and they made their home at Okanogan. They lived in Chelan Falls from 1919 until going to Wenatchee in 1949. Mrs. Cooper was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, St. Luke's Guild, and Ladies of Elks, and a charter member and past president of the auxiliary of Chelan Post, American Legion; a past president of District 9, American Legion Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington Territory. Surviving are her husband; one sister, Mrs. Charles Templer, Seattle, and nieces, Mrs. Russell Petersen, Seattle, Mrs. Walter Dodge, Clinton and a niece in California. The deceased is a sister in law of Mrs. L. W. Graham, Cherokee, KY and had visited this section several time with her husband. Big Sandy News, January 23,1964

 

CROGHAN, John Raymond

John Raymond Croghan, 49, a Washington, D. C. resident for 45 years, died in Mt. Alto Veterans Hospital, at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, January 12. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 16, from St. Francis Xavier Church, Washington, D. C. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Aileen Yates Croghan, 116 Taylor Drive Fairfax, VA; one son, John Croghan, Jr., Lanham, MD; the father, James Croghan, Washington; one sisters, Mrs. Al Swabac, Grand Junction, CO; and three brothers, William Croghan, New York, NY, Edward Croghan, Silver Springs, MD, and Bernard Croghan, Santa Monica, CA. The widow is the former Miss Aileen Yates, daughter of Jay Yates, Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

DANIELS, Landon T.

1915-1964

The Rev. Landon T. Daniels, 48, of Ironton, Route 1, died in an Ironton hospital after a three year illness. A Baptist minister and retired farmer, he had been an invalid for the past four years due to injuries received in a tractor accident. Funeral services for the carpenter and native of Chandlersville, KY, Johnson County, were conducted at 11a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Burl Stevens, the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Kelly Castle, officiating. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery, Lowmansville, KY. Born May 17, 1915, he was a son of Mrs. Carrie Cane Ramey Daniels and the late E.L. Daniels. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 33 years. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carmen Blanton of Sunbury, OH, and four sons, Bobbie, David and Dickie Daniels of Columbus and Johnny Daniels serving in the armed forces; four grandchildren; four brothers, L. R. Daniels of Ashland, Bascom Daniels of Louisa, Earl Daniels of Columbus and Harold Daniels of Ypsilanti, MI and seven sisters, Miss Letha Daniels of Louisa, Mrs. Art Burbee of Coal Grove, Mrs. Mildred McKenzie and Mrs. Carl Phillips of Columbus, Mrs. Imogene Johnson of Ypsilanti and Mrs. C. D. Cordle and Mrs. Shannon Howard of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

DEBOARD, Larry Gene

1942-1964

Larry Gene Deboard, 20, of Louisa, route 1, died at his home Saturday, December 21, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Spencer Church by the Rev. Cline Salyers. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. He was born December 27, 1942, a son of Isaac and Louanna Hayes Deboard, who survive. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Roy Perry of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Henry L. Moore of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. Harold Childers, of Columbus, OH, six brothers, Clarence, Arthur, Oscar, Everett, Isaac, Jr., and James Deboard, all of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

FLETCHER, Joan

1963-1964

Joan Fletcher, four month old daughter of Henry and Lucinda Starr Fletcher of Inez, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted from the Turkey creek Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Fletcher Cemetery on Turkey Creek. She was born August 16, 1963. Additional survivors include a brother, Henry Fletcher, Jr., at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fletcher, of Inez, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Chester Horn of Logan, WV. The body was taken to the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fletcher of Inez, Tuesday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

FRALEY, H. B. Woodrow

1918-1964

H.B. Woodrow Fraley, 45, of Adams, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Mary Emily Church at Adams with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery there. Born July 26, 1918, he was a son of Mrs. Rhoda Payne Fraley of Adams and the late James K. Fraley. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Otis Moore and Mrs. Paulette Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Kenneth Spencer of Louisa, Route 1, and Gloria Fay and Linda Lou Fraley at home; three sons, Roger, James and Dale Fraley; at home; four sisters, Mrs. Monnie Burton of Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Lula Wellman and Mrs. Thelma Ryland of Fort Gay and Mrs. Edna Leverett of Adams; four brothers, Connie Lee Fraley of Urbana, OH, Donald Fraley of Fort Gay, and James E. and John I. Fraley of Adams, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1964

 

GIBSON, Calvery

Calvery Gibson, 82, of Hatfield, KY, who died Wednesday, December 25, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the Taylor Cemetery at Hennon, KY, following graveside rites Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Childers officiating. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a nephew, Lacey Mills, at Charley, KY at 4 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

GRANT, Frank Price

1889-1964

Frank Price Grant, 74, of 112 Fifteenth St., Huntington, a former church organist and choir director at the Louisa Methodist Church, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Rev. Clifford Schell of the Fort Gay Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Born in Doncaster, England, on January 31, 1889, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Elizabeth Simms Grant. He was a retired superintendent for the Laval Sand Co., at Fort Gay, WV. He moved to Huntington from Fort Gay in 1941. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Beni Kedem Temple of the Shrine. He was an organist and choir director in various churches in southern West Virginia for many years. The Fort Gay Methodist Church was the last church he served. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Bagley Grant; a son, Frank B. Grant of Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. R. S. Dickson of Fort Knox, KY, and Mrs. F. M. Deeba of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Herman Spratt of Toronto, Canada and six grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Aliff P. West, Samuel D. Hubbard, Jack Billups, Jr., George Edwards, Jr., William S. Dickson and Michael Zuliani. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

GRIFFITH, Bessie (Edwards)

1892-1964

Mrs. Bessie Griffith, 71, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Blaine Christian Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery at Blaine. She was born September 28, 1892, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Winfield and Edith Nickel Edwards. Survivors include the husband, Henry Griffith; two daughters, Mrs. Lewie Ramey of Proctorville, OH and Mrs. Ray Fannin of Prestonsburg, KY; two sons, Elmer Griffith of Middletown, OH, and Clyde Griffith of Blaine; five sisters, Mrs. Nola Parker of Frankfort, KY, Mrs. Ethel Norris of Salt Lick, KY, Mrs. Ruth Nichols of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lexie Sparks of New Boston, OH, and Mrs. Elva Barnett of Blaine; a brother, Charles Edwards of Danville, KY; and eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

HAMMOND, Siddie (Hillman)

1888-1963

Mrs. Siddie Hammond, 75 years old of Route 1, Webbville, KY, died December 24. She was born October 12, 1888, a daughter of the late James H. and Alice Gray Hillman. She is survived by a son, Wade Hammond, of Elyria, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Linnie Griffith, Mrs. T. T. Webb and Mrs. Ballard Kitchen, of Webbville; three brothers, Charles, Robert and J. N. Hillman, of Webbville; the stepmother, Mrs. J. H. Hillman of Webbville and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Bramer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the Hillman cemetery near Webbville. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

HORN, Tony Curtis

1963-1964

Tony Curtis Horn, 13 day old son of Claude and Electra Jean Pack Horn, of Louisa, Route 5, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Auxier Pack of Louisa, Route 5, by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Additional survivors include a brother, James Ray Horn, and a sister, Linda Jean Horn, at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Horn of Louisa, Route 5. The body was taken to the residence of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pack, Tuesday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

MARCUM, Gertrude (Allen)

1913-1964

Mrs. Gertrude Allen Marcum, 50, of Crum, Route 1, died at her home Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months. Born May 26, 1913, she was a daughter of Mrs. Florence Hinkle Allen of Louisa and the late William S. Allen. Surviving in addition to the mother are her husband, Dewey Marcum; three sons, Bobby Drown, Ronald Dale, and Dewey Marcum, Jr., all at home; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Horn of Louisa; a half sister, Mrs. Stella Gandley of Parma, OH and a foster brother, Carl Maynard, address unknown. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Silver Creek Baptist Church at Crum with the Rev. Otis Dillon and the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery. The body was taken to the home from the Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1964

 

MCKENZIE, Dora

1911-1964

Dora McKenzie, 52, Blaine, KY, Route 1, a field gauger for the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., was killed Thursday night of last week when his automobile ran off Kentucky Route 32 seven miles east of Sandy Hook in Elliott County. His death was the first traffic fatality of 1964 in Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Coal Springs United Baptist Church by the Rev. Lonzo Rice and the Rev. J. T. Bailey and burial was in the Paddy Flats Cemetery in Johnson County. He was born in Johnson County, a son of Mrs. Loucina Estep McKenzie and the late Joe Lee McKenzie. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jesstera Salyers McKenzie; two sons, Franklin McKenzie of Cincinnati and George McKenzie of Chicago; five daughters, Mrs. Esther Griffith of Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Susie Mae Skaggs of Londonderry, OH, Garnet, Bonnie and Louise McKenzie of Louisa, four brothers, Dolpha McKenzie of Fuget, KY, Willie McKenzie of Elna, KY, Charles McKenzie of Columbus, OH, and Ova McKenzie of Martha, KY; and a sister, Mrs. Delva Wheeler of Waverly, OH. The body was at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

MEADE, Nancy Jane (Grimm)

1868-1964

Mrs. Nancy Jane Meade, 95, of Glenhayes, WV, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one month.  Born Oct. 6, 1868, in Johnson County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Grimm.  Her husband, A. J. Meade, died several years ago.  Mrs. Meade was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sam Campbell and Mrs. Henry Sammons, both of Glenhayes; a son, Luther Mead of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 14 great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Kearns and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating.  Burial was in the York Cemetery, Glenhayes. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Henry Sammons at Glenhayes from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1964

 

MILLS, Marie (Smith)

Mrs. Marie Mills, 48, of Route 1 Louisa, died of a heart attack at her home Saturday morning December 28. Graveside services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, in Taylor Cemetery at Henon, Pike County, KY, with the Rev. Johnnie Nichols and the Rev. Harvey Lowe officiating. A native of Thomas, KY, she was the daughter of Walker and Mary Adams Smith. Surviving, in addition to her parents are the husband, Lacey Mills; 4 daughters, Mrs. Otto Pack of Columbus, OH, and Jammie, Mary and Mable Jo Mills, all at home; 3 sons, Wallace, William and Elijah Mills, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Artie McCoy of Turkey Creek, KY; 2 brothers, Richard L. Smith of Pikeville and Ogle C. Smith of Thomas, KY. the body was at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

MOORE, Carrie Belle (Porter)

1893-1963

Mrs. Carrie Belle Moore, 70, of Radnor, Route 1, WV, died Friday, December 20, 1963, in a Huntington hospital after an illness of three years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 22, from the Church of God on the Right Fork of Mill Creek, Fort Gay Route 2, with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery on Grassy Fork. She was born April 10, 1893, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late John H. and Elizabeth Workman Porter. She had been a member of the Church of God for 40 years. Survivors include the husband, William C. Moore, to whom she had been married for 52 years; four daughters, Mrs. Robert E. Smith, of Gig Harbour, WA, Mrs. John F. Maynard of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Charles Wilson, Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Ruby Warren of Radnor; three sons, Charlie Moore of Radnor and Marshall and John C. Moore of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Walter Porter of Radnor and 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

MOORE, Fannie B. (Bluebaum)

1876-1964

Mrs. Fannie B. Moore, 87 years of age, succumbed Sunday morning around 9 a.m. at her home, 405 Franklin Street, following an illness of more than 9 years. The widow of State Representative, J. L. Moore, a prominent Louisa businessman,, she was born August 6, 1876, in Boyd County, KY, a daughter of the late Henry and Henrietta Powers Bluebaum. The deceased was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church as long as health permitted and for her special activities in the Women's Society of Christian Service she was made a life member of the organization. She often referred to the honor as being one of her most precious experiences. She was also a member of Louisa Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge and was active in both orders. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Jack M. Gold and Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. W. T. Hinkle sang two family selections, "Beyond the Sunset" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". Interment was made beside her husband in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Woods, of Grundy, VA and Mrs. B. W. Whitt, of Ashland; a son, J. B. Moore, a prominent retired businessman of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

MURPHY, James Edward

1963-1963

James Edward Murphy, 6 month old son of Robert Ray and Carolyn Sue Newsome Murphy of Louisa, Route 3, who died Tuesday, December 24, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the McDowell Cemetery on Louisa Route 4 following funeral services on Thursday, December 26, at 1 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

PRESTON, Narie (Hammonds)

1911-1963

(Note newspaper has name as Marie, but all other records show Narie)

Mrs. Marie Hammonds Preston 52, of Sandusky, OH, a former resident of Louisa, Route 5, who died Monday, December 23, in a Sandusky hospital, was buried in Branham Cemetery near Louisa following funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. The body was taken to the home of the son, Everett Preston, on Louisa Route 5, from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

ROSE, Donald Lee

1964-1964

Donald Lee Rose, infant son of Don E. and Doris Thompson Rose, died Monday, January 13, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 15, from the Feil Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, one brother, Edward Eugene Rose, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rose, Route 1, Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Thompson, also of Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

ROSS, George Arthur

George Arthur Ross, 59, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Friday after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Bartram Chapel on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Clifford G. Schell officiating. Burial was made in Catlettsburg, KY cemetery. A native of Dodson, VA, he had owned a grocery near Fort Gay for 14 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church at Catlettsburg. Surviving are a son, Russell Ross, Ashland, KY; his step mother, Mrs. Minnie Ross of Route 2, Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Mrs. William Thompson of Orlando, FL and Mrs. W. A. Meade of Portsmouth, OH, and six nieces and two nephews. The body was removed to the residence Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

SALTER, Clara Alice (Hughes)

1889-1964

Mrs. Clara Alice Salter, 74, Route 4, Louisa, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three months. Mrs. Salter was born March 13, 1889, in Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late James and Millie Marcum Hughes. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Salter Cemetery, Yatesville. Surviving are the husband, James B. Salter, to whom she had been married 58 years; one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Browning of Route 4, Louisa; four sons, Clyde Salter of Dacota, WV, James Salter of Rock Creek, WV, John Salter of Itmann, WV, and Wayne Salter of Hansford, WV, three sisters, Mrs. George Workman of Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. John Kitchen and Mrs. John Chaney, both of Route 4, Louisa, eight brothers, Gabe Hughes of Ashland, Walter Hughes of Delbarton, WV, Homer Hughes of Route 4, Louisa, Robert Hughes of Catlettsburg, Ora Hughes of Hansford, and John, Jimmy and Woodrow Hughes, all of Star Route, Louisa, 36 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

SENTERS, Walker

1896-1964

Walker Senters, 67, of 720 Fairview Avenue, who died Friday at 8:45 a.m. in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness, was buried in the family cemetery in Lawrence county, KY, following funeral services Sunday at 11 a.m. from the United Baptist Church in Westwood with Elder Everett Slone officiating. Mr. Senters was a retired employee of Carolina Lumber Co., Ashland, He was born April 1, 1896, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Senters. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James Murphy of Ashland, one son, Woodrow Senters of Ashland; eight brothers, Carl Senters of Betsy Laney, Perry Senters of Cincinnati, Baxter and Proctor Senters of Louisa, Frank, Andrew, Luster and Charlie Senters, all of Ashland and 4 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

 

SETSER, Ronnie

Ronnie Setser, four year old son of William and Dorothy Spence Setser, of Tomahawk, KY, died Wednesday, January 1, in a Louisa hospital of burns received in and accident 10 days prior to death. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the home of an uncle, Howard Spence of Inez, KY, with the Rev. Elmer Cassady officiating. Burial was in Fraley cemetery. Survivors include, in addition to the parents, three brothers, Gary, Mike and Donnie Setser, at home; two sisters, Retta Fay and Bonnie Mae Setser, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Setser of Fallsburg, KY and the maternal grandmother, Mr. Daisey Spence  of Tomahawk. The body was taken to the Howard Spence residence at Inez from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

SHORT, Fred

1886-1964

Fred Short, 77, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital on Tuesday, January 14. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born at Cordell, KY, April 20, 1886, a son of the late Isaiah and Catherine York Short. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mollie Moore Short; three daughters, Mrs. Evert Cordle and Mrs. Randall Bradley of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. John Hanecak of Cahoes, NY, a son, Cecil Short of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Milt McKinster of Adams, KY; a brother, Oscar Short of Adams and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

SKAGGS, Leander Francis (Lee)

1884-1964

Mr. Leander Francis (Lee) Skaggs, 79, a well known Louisa resident, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of two years. The deceased was born December 10, 1884, at Keaton, KY, a son of the late P. F. and Sarah Ann Skaggs. He came to Louisa 50 years ago and has resided here during that period. Mr. Skaggs operated a transfer business for more than 35 years and later a furniture business until his retirement 8 years ago. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Daniels, officiating. Burial will be made in the Hay Cemetery at Smokey Valley. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 35 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Stella Nichols Skaggs, to whom he had been married for more than 59 years; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Thompson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Richard Craig and Mrs. William Shouse, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Raymond Rose, of Louisa, and Miss Dorothy Skaggs, at home; one son, Russell Skaggs of Flint, MI. Three other sons, and a daughter, preceded him in death. Two of the sons, Wallace and Phillip were killed in action during World War II. John died in Columbus, OH in 1958, and Nola died at the age of 14. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. George Minnick of Columbus, three brothers, M. L. Skaggs, Flat Gap, KY, Clinton C. Skaggs and W. W. Skaggs, of Louisa, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1964

 

SPEARS, Frank

1895-1963

Mr. Frank Spears, 68, of Charley, KY died in a Louisa hospital, Tuesday, December 31, at 10 p.m. after a lengthy illness. He was born at Endicott, KY (Floyd County), February 14,1 895, son of the late Lige and Kate Jervis Spears. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Christian Church for 25 years. He was married to Gracie James Spears for 23 years, who survives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the residence at Charley with the Rev. Flem Arrowood and Rev. Frank Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Spears Cemetery, Charley. Survivors, other than the widow, include one daughter, Mrs. Charley Lyon, Charley, KY; one son, Roy Garfield Spears, also of Charley; one brother, Jimmy Spears, Endicott, KY; and one grandson. The body will be taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Thursday (today). Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

STEELE, Fred

Fred Steele, 72, of Cordell, Lawrence County, KY, died Saturday, December 28, in a Louisa hospital after a one year illness. He was a retired Lawrence County school teacher. A native of Cordell, he was the so of the late John R. and Genoa Belle Pack Steele. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cinda Steele; a daughter, Miss Janie Steele, at home; four sons, Douglas Steele, Sciotoville, OH, Louisville and Kendall Steele, both of Columbus, OH, and Allen Steele, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Virgil Caudill of Ashland, Mrs. Gus Hickman of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Dewey Moore of Louisa; three step children; five grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Arch David

1961-1964

Arch David Thompson, two year old son of Arthur J. and Ruth Gloria Cordeiro Thompson of Enid, OK, died in a Louisa hospital last Thursday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Carter Chapel Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. He was born June 3, 1961. Additional survivors include a sister, Patricia Ellen Thompson, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Thompson of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel J. Cordeiro of The Azores. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. The Thompson family had come to Louisa to spend the holidays with Mr. Thompson's parents, when the child was stricken. The couple's small daughter is also very ill in an Ashland hospital with a strange malady which is prevalent here among several of the younger children. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Francis Marion

Francis Marion Thompson, 84, retired merchant of Fort Gay, died Friday night in a Louisa hospital after a three day illness. Mr. Thompson had been a merchant for more than 50 years before retiring about two years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Clifford G. Schell officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. He was born at Fort Gay, son of the late Lindsey and Frances Webb Thompson. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jane Wheeler Thompson; four daughters, Mrs. Luther Copley of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Charles Cardwell of Fort Gay, Mrs. Leroy Tuomela of Detroit, MI, and Miss Rose Thompson of Toledo, OH; two sons, Birch Thompson of Indian River City, FL and Francis Marion Thompson, Jr., of Huntington; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Leonard Thompson, Henry Wellman, S. B. Noe, Fred Noe, Iliff West and Carl Bartram. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

WELLMAN, Charter Benton

1870-1963

Charter Benton Wellman, 93, a retired Louisa grocer, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, of which he was a charter member, with Dr. Gabriel C. Banks of Morehead, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wellman was owner and operator of the Wellman-Riffe Grocery in Louisa for 50 years. He was born September 27, 1870, at Saltpetre, WV, a son of the late Atwell and Parmelia Peters Wellman. His wife, Effie Robinson Wellman, died in 1953. He had been a member of the Christian Church (Disciples) for 80 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Riffe and Miss Pauline Wellman of Louisa, three granddaughters, and five great grandchildren. A son, Ernest Wellman, died about 3 months ago. His widow, Mrs. Nova Wellman is circuit court clerk of Lawrence County. Mrs. J. Floyd Wellman of Huntington is a sister in law. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

WILEY, Woodrow

1954-1964

Woodrow Wiley, 9 year old son of Robert and Katie Whitt Wiley of Ulysses, KY, died Monday in a Lexington hospital following a four month illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and burial will be in the Wiley Cemetery at Ulysses. He was born March 14, 1954. Additional survivors include six sisters, Zelphia, Imogene, Tina, Verna, Eula Faye, and Amy Wiley and three brothers, Albert, James and George Wiley, all at home. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1964

 

YORK, Elmer Lee

1921-1963

Elmer Lee York, 42, Route 1, Catlettsburg, (England Hill), died in the C & O hospital, Huntington at 6 a.m. Tuesday following an extended illness. He was born in Louisa, September 28, 1921, a son of the late James M. and Bell Fraley York. Mr. York was a switchman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., Russell and Ashland yards, employed with the company for 18 years. He resided in the England Hill section for five years, and prior to this resided in Raceland and Louisa. Mr. York was a veteran of World War II, and attended the Southside Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Clark York; three sons, Jerry York, Larry Joe York and Elmer Lee York, Jr., all at home; two daughters, Carolyn and Pamela York, both at home; three brothers, Jay York of Worthington, KY, Henry York of Raceland, and Kenneth York of Toledo, OH, five half brothers, Edgel Waldon of Columbus, OH, Chester Waldon of Washington, D. C., Millard Waldon of Monroe, OH, Mon and Charles York, both of Louisa; four half sisters, Mrs. Junior Fitzpatrick and Mrs. John Grzechowiak, both of Toledo, Mrs. Sadie Roberts of Long Beach, CA and Mrs. Nellie Anglin of Cleveland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Southside Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Skaggs and the Rev. William Sturgill. Burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1964

 

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BARRICK, F.P. (Gus)

1902-1964

F. P. (Gus) Barrick, 61, of 1664 Lawrence Avenue, Ashland, died Wednesday, January 29, at 12:25 p.m. in a Huntington hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Barrick was division engineer, Maintenance of Way Department, Ashland and Big Sandy Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., He became associated with the railway company June 24, 1924, and had resided in Louisa before going to Ashland. Mr. Barrick was born May 15, 1902 in Zanesville, OH, a son of the late Josiah S. and Kate Pierpont Barrick. He attended Dennison University and was a member of First Methodist Church of Ashland, the board of directors of the Ashland YMCA, the Roadmasters Association, and Bellefonte Country Club. Funeral services were conducted t 2 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Tullis officiating. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Opal Segraves Barrick; one son, F.P. Barrick, Jr., of Huntington; two daughters, Miss Cynthia Jane Barrick of Cleveland and Mrs. Michael Garver of St. Albans, two sisters, Miss Jessie M. Barrick and Mrs. Dode F. Fulk, both of Newark, OH; two brothers, Charles A. Barrick of Kenwood and George S. Barrick of Providence, RI, and one granddaughter, Ann Stewart Barrick, of Huntington. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1964

 

BLACKBURN, Freelin

1894-1964

Freelin Blackburn, 69, of Louisa, Route 1, who died on Monday, February 3, at 11 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell B. Moore of Flatwoods, KY, was buried in the family cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He was born November 22, 1894, a son of the late Hiram and Mary Gussler Blackburn and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer. Additional services include the widow, Mrs. Olnolda Shannon Blackburn; three other daughters, Mrs. William H. Marti of Flatwoods, and Mrs. Herschel A. Sayre and Mrs. Paul Thompson of Columbus; a son, Jack Blackburn of Woodstock, OH; five sisters, Mrs. E. L. Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Charles Hall, Mrs. Levi Miller and Mrs. Ogle Childers of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. William H. Miller of Columbus; two brothers, Ora and Arlie B. Blackburn of Louisa  Route 1, and 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

BROWN, Keith Kimball

1963-1964

Keith Kimball Brown, one year old son of Donald F. W. Brown and Fred Bell DeLong Brown of Louisa, died Thursday, January 30, in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born January 22, 1963. Additional survivors include a brother, Donald Eugene Brown at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Delong of Louisa Route 3. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1964

 

BURTON, Rachel Kathern (Gibson)

1889-1964

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 4, at 11 a.m. for Mrs. Rachel Kathern Gibson Burton, 74, a well-known Thealka, KY, resident who died at her home at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 1, after a week's illness. A daughter of the late Hansford and Amanda Ellen Gibson, she was born in Lawrence County June 18, 1889.  She was member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Burton served as magistrate of District No. 1, following her appointment to fill out the unexpired term of her husband, J. Foster Burton, who died while in office. Funeral services were held at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. C.C. Hall, Don Fraley and Millard Van Hoose as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Thealka Quartet.  Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Survivors include five sons, John Burton and Clifford “Bo” Burton both of Thealka; James F. Burton, Hamilton, Ohio; Lawrence Burton, Meally; Herbert Burton, Hager Hill; four daughters, Mrs. Mitchell E. Daniel, Thealka; Mrs. Sam Auxier, Paintsville; Mrs. Arnold Young, Thealka; Mrs. Worth Goble, West Van Lear; three brothers, Ferret Gibson, West Jefferson, Ohio; Proctor Gibson, London, Ohio; Robert Gibson, London, Ohio, a sister, Mrs. Lonza Whitt, Martha.  Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

CAUDILL, Ray Jennings

1915-1964

Ray Jennings Caudill, 48, a World War II veteran, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday, apparently of a heart attack, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mildred Fairchild, also of Route 2, Louisa.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery on Route 2. Mr. Caudill was born May 29, 1915, at Flat Gap, KY, a son of the late Lonza and Rozella Castle Caudill. Surviving, in addition to his sister, are one daughter, Mrs. Jack Caudill of Paintsville, KY; one son, Ray Caudill, Jr., of Columbus, OH; one other sister, Mrs. J. C. Davis of Winifred, KY; one brother, Roger Caudill of Louisa, and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

CURNUTTE, Calpurnia (Chaffin)

1864-1964

Mrs. Calpurnia Curnutte, who would have been 100 years old on March 21, died at 7:15 a.m. January 9 after a long illness at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Nolan Webb of 640 Ohio Ave., with whom she made her home. Born March 21, 1864 in Lower Twin Branch. Mrs. Curnutte went to the Midland area about 20 years ago. She was one of the oldest residents in the tri-state area. Mrs. Curnutte was known through the area as an outstanding personality. Widowed as a young woman, she reared a large family on a beautiful farm she so often talked about and was postmaster for many years of Osie, KY. Devoted to her Methodist faith, Grandma Curnutte had read the Bible through several times and read the Good Book after rising every morning at 6 a.m. and before her breakfast. Until August, Grandma Curnutte sewed most of her waking hours. She had made a quilt which she pieced and quilted by hand for every member of her large family. Each new arrival in the family received handmade baby clothes from Grandma. Her handiwork in recent years numbered in the hundreds of pieces and included every type of item even to all of her own clothing.

 

Mrs. Curnutte enjoyed her birthday observances, especially a surprise party attended by several hundred persons a few years ago. She treasured cards, especially a greeting from Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Besides her niece she leaves four sons, Sam Burton of Mesa, AZ, Howard Burton of Northville, MI, Paul Burton of Darlington and George Burton of Ellwood City; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Chaffin of Tuscarawas Road, PA and Mrs. Maude Roush of Wampum, PA, 29 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren, and 42 great-great grandchildren. At Midway she was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ben F. Richter, pastor of the Assembly of God church, Sunday the 12th at 2:30 p.m. in Cannon Funeral home. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. John Paul Prince of Dennis, KY, a correspondent to the News from that section and a granddaughter of the deceased, attended the funeral, also her sister, Mrs. Richard Thompson of Russell, KY and her brother, Mr. Glen Prince of Ashland. Others of Mrs. Prince's immediate family attending were S/Sgt. Paul G. Prince and son Clay Cameron of Rome, NY, David A. Prince of Columbus and George W. Thompson of Grove City, OH. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1964

 

DAMRON, Clara Mae (Carter)

1900-1964

Mrs. Clara Mae (Kay) Damron, 63, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rv. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born in Louisa, August 9, 1900, a daughter of the late Ira and Cordia Marcum Carter. her husband, Scarlett D. (Cola) Damron, died in 1960. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John Nolan of Louisa; a brother, Walter Carter, of Catlettsburg and two nieces and two nephews. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

DOOLEY, David Leslie

David Leslie Dooley, 53, of Miami, FL, formerly of Louisa and Owensboro, KY died last Thursday in a Miami hospital after a long illness. He was employed by Ashland Oil Co., at Owensboro before moving to Florida about five years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church, Louisa, with the Rev. William L. Stratton, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruby McCloud Dooley, and his mother, Mrs. Kay Wheeler of Route 3, Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1964

 

GRAHAM, Sallie (Walters)

1876-1964

Mrs. Sallie Walters Graham, 87, of Cherokee, KY, Lawrence County, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the home of a son, Billie Graham, at Cherokee, with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cherokee, KY. She was a life-long member of the United Baptist Church and a native of Johnson Co., KY Survivors are one other son, Lem Graham of Cherokee and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Williamsport, KY, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home of her son at 10 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

HAMPTON, Tammie

1964-1964

Tammie Hampton, one day old daughter of Lewis and Virginia Thompson Hampton of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, died Wednesday, February 12, in a Huntington hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Thursday, at 3 p.m. at the Meade Cemetery in Radnor, WV, with the Rev. Charley Thompson officiating. Additional survivors include six sisters, Sharon, Teresa Ann, Mary Lou, Janice Grace, Linda, and Kimberly Hampton; and three brothers, Mike, Sammy Joe and Richard Hampton, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Thompson and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Esker Hampton, all of Fort Gay, Route 2. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home Thursday at 10 a.m. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1964

 

MAY, Cordella

1874-1964

Miss Cordella May, 89, of Cherokee, KY, who died on Wednesday, February 12, in a Lowmansville, KY rest home, was buried in the May Cemetery at Cherokee following funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday from the Church of God, Blaine, KY, with the Rev. Jerry Cordle officiating. She was born in Pike County, KY, September 6, 1874, a daughter of the late George W. and Polly Rutherford May. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Rena Elswick, and a brother Albert May, both of Cherokee, and one niece and several nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1964

 

PACK, Virgie (Scarberry)

1895-1964

Mrs. Virgie Pack, 68, of Charley, KY, died Tuesday, February 18, at her home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member 30 years, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Murray Church Cemetery at Charley. She was born April 13, 1895, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Charles Scarberry, and was the widow of George Pack, who died in 1962. Survivors include two sons, McAdoo Pack of Charley and Woodrow Pack of Catlettsburg, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Scarberry and Mrs. Victoria Bryan, both of Kenova, and two brothers. Eliza and Hughie Scarberry, also of Kenova, and 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1964

 

RAMEY, James Thaddeus

1882-1964

Eighty-one year old James Thaddeus Ramey died Monday, February 24, at his home. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from old Blaine Church by the Rev. Jerry Cordle and burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Blaine. He was born at Blaine, May 8, 1882, a son of the late Dan and Ella Cordle Ramey. His wife, Nancy Sparks Ramey died in 1957. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Minyard Parker of Winfred, KY, Mrs. Proctor Cantrell, Mrs. Pilot Cantrell and Mrs. Scott Kazee of Blaine, Mrs. James Griffith of Martha, KY and Mrs. Ken Perry of Flat Gap, KY; three sons, James H. and Green Ramey of Webbville, KY; a sister, Mrs. Sin Sparks of Isonville, KY; and 65 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Maes Griffith residence at Martha from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1964

 

SALMONS, Theodore

Theodore Salmons, 57, of 1305 15th Ave., Vero Beach, FL, passed away Monday morning, January 27, at the Indian River Memorial Hospital. Mr. Salmons was a member of Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Club and a resident of Florida for the past 11 years, going there from Louisa. Survivor include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Monroe Salmons; his widow, Mrs. Nora H. Salmons; a brother, Roy B. Salmons; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Sturgill and a son, William L. Salmons, all of Vero Beach. Funeral services were conducted from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, January 29, with the Rev. A. Arnold Wettstein officiating. Interment followed at the Crestlawn Cemetery, with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside service. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

SCHETTLER, Wavia (Shannon)

Mrs. Wavia Shannon Schettler, 51, 2263 Innis Road, Columbus, OH, died Wednesday February 12, in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Nazarene District Center Church in Columbus, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery there. Survivors include the husband, Bernard Schettler, a daughter, Mrs. Marie Hutchison of Columbus, a son, Robert Ramey of Ashville, OH; a stepson, Robert Schettler of Centerburg, OH, 8 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Noah Miller and Mrs. Cecil M. Wilson of Columbus and Mrs. Onalda Blackburn of Louisa, KY; and two brothers, Riley Shannon of Gallup, KY and Ollie Shannon of Columbus. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1964

 

SCOTT, Marvin Emzie

1891-1964

Marvin Emzie Scott, 72, of Louisa, Route 4, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital following a three month illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel Church on Louisa Route 4, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born in Pike County, KY, September 10, 1891, a son of Mrs. Perlina Scott Fannin of Louisa, Route 4, and the late William Francisco Scott. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rhoda Allen Scott; five daughters, Mrs. George Kokiko of Galion, OH, Mrs. Charles Salyers of Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald and Mrs. Paul Cassady of Louisa, Route 4, and Mrs. George Henson of Louisa; two sons, John Douglas and Marvin Emzie Scott, Jr., at home; a brother, William Francisco Scott of Pikeville and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1964

 

SHAFFER, Rebecca (Meek)

1879-1964

Mrs. Rebecca Meek Shaffer, 84, of 304 Franklin St., Louisa, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday in a local hospital after a five year illness. She had been hospitalized only a few hours. Mrs. Shaffer was born on Route 1, Louisa, March 8, 1879, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Carrie Goble Meek, pioneer settlers of this section. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, William B. Shaffer died in 1945. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Dennis, Brookville, OH, a brother, George Meek, Route 1, Louisa, a granddaughter, Mrs. Henry W. Bussey of Brookville; and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1964

 

SMITH, Henry Harrison

Henry Harrison Smith, 74, of Webbville, KY, Lawrence County, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Smith Chapel at Webbville with Rev. Frank Davis of Raceland, KY, officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery near the church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clarice Edna Smith; three daughters, Mrs. Dave Perry of Ironton, OH, Mrs. H.L. Harris of Baltimore, MD, and Miss Judy Smith, at home; two sons, Harmie Smith of Center, TX and Donald Smith, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie D'Lay of Parkersburg, WV and Mrs. Ruby Webb of Ashland; one brother, E. R. Smith of Sciotoville, OH, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was at Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1964

 

SPILLMAN, Teddy Arnold

1964-1964

Teddy Arnold Spillman, infant son of Orville and Ruth Ann Cave Spillman, died at birth Sunday, February 9, 8:30 p.m. in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 11, at 10 a.m. at the Spillman Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville, KY, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Survivors include the parents, of Route 4, one sister, Diana, and two brothers, Billy Ray and John Bell, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spillman, route 1, Webbville, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cave, London, OH. Services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1964

 

WELLS, Lonnie

1888-1964

Lonnie Wells, 75, of Blaine, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Wells was born in Blaine, April 28, 1888, a son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Whitley Wells. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his widow, Grace Cooper Wells, a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Alexander of Cherokee, KY, six sons Otis, Charles, and Donald Wells, all of Dehtie, WV, Leonard Wells of Alexandria, VA, Carson Wells of Pickerington, OH and Robert Wells, at home; two sisters, Mrs. George Kitchen of West Jefferson, OH, and Mrs. Willie Jackson of Grayson; two brothers, Nelson Wells of Columbus, OH, and Sam Wells of Ashland; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery at Cherokee. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1964

 

YORK, Carolyn

1963-1964

Carolyn York, three month old daughter of Taylor and Beulah Smith York of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Hampton Cemetery near Fort Gay. Also surviving are fie sisters, Mrs. Tobie Collins of Dallas, TX, and Betty Lou, Joyce Ann, Fern Louise and Linda Kay York, all at home; three brothers, Paul, Archie, and Richard York, all at home; a half brother, Charles Lee Parsons, at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of Route 2, Fort Gay and Taylor York of Chapman, KY and Mrs. Maxine Henson of Huntington. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was removed to the home Sunday. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1964

 

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BURTON, John B.

1896-1964

John B. Burton, 67, a barber in Louisa for 46 years, died Thursday morning at his home, 503 Lackey Avenue, after an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church where he had been a member for 21 years, with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Clifford Austin, officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Born March 8, 1896, at Blaine, he was a son of the late Allen T. and Matilda Thompson Burton. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Lawrence County Chapter 92, Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bonnie McGuire Burton, to whom he had been married 45 years; two sons, Alonzo Burton of Flatwoods, KY, and John B. Burton, Jr., of Ashland, and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside rites were conducted by members of the Lawrence County chapter of Disabled American Veterans and the W. O. Johnson Post 89, of the American Legion. 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, March 5, 1964

 

DIAMOND, Hubert Freelin

1908-1964

Hubert Freelin Diamond, 55, of Fallsburg, KY, died Saturday at 6:25 p.m. in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. A farmer, he was born May 18, 1908, at Louisa, a son of the late George F. and Dove Adkins Diamond. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruby Burchett Diamond; two sons, Forest Philip and Wayne Allen Diamond, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Spillman, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Raymond Jordan of Shelby, OH, and Miss Irene Diamond of Louisa, Route 3, and three brothers, James Oliver and Kenneth Diamond of Columbus and George William Diamond, Louisa, Route 3. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

EDWARDS, Esta (Borders)

1902-1964

Mrs. Esta Borders Edwards, 61, of Ulysses, KY, died at her home Tuesday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. She was born August 18, 1902, a daughter of the late Anderson and Geneva Burton Borders. Survivors include the husband, Henderson Edwards, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Edwards of Garner, KY and Mrs. Charles Jones of Portsmouth, OH, and three brothers, Roy and Sam Borders of Ulysses, and A. L. Borders of Ashland. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1964

 

FRASHER, Jennie

1884-1964

Mrs. Jennie Frasher, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at 8:50 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. B. Back of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. She was born October 17, 1884, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Susie Thompson Akers. Her husband, Neal Frasher, died in 1923. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Additional survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Drew Hickman and Mrs. Calvin New of Urbana, OH, Mrs. R. S. Miller of Louisa and Mrs. Wallace See of Mansfield, OH, two sons, Golden Frasher of Norfolk, VA, and Mack Frasher of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Harvey Luther of Advance, IN; a brother, Ezra Akers of Phoenix, AZ, and 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

FRAZIER, Charlie F.

1893-1964

Charlie F. Frazier, 70, of Catlettsburg, KY, died Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. A retired construction worker, he recently had been in charge of the Catlettsburg boat dock and before that he was in charge of the Louisa boat dock for about 2 years. He was born April 16, 1893, at Louisa, a son of the late Jay B. and Lula Rice Frazier. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Perry Frazier; three sons, James Frazier of Ashland, Arthur Frazier of Rush, KY and Flemmie Frazier, at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Charlie Edwards of Chapmansville, WV, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterman, Mrs. Carl Williams, Mrs. Elver Hewlett and Mrs. Elmer Peterman of Columbus, OH, Mr. Howard Farmer of Newark, OH, and Mrs. Ray Crabtree of Louisa; three brothers, William Frazier of Alexandria, KY, John Frazier of Tip City, OH, and Jay Frazier of Columbus and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

HARMON, Lu (Adkins)

1888-1964

Mrs. Lu Adkins Harmon, 75, of 408 Clay Street, Louisa, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born December 19, 1888 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Kate Salyers Adkins. Her husband, Frank D. Harmon, died in 1959. She was a member of Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hazelett of Louisa and two brothers, Ken Adkins of Ironton, OH, and Klem Adkins of Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

HARRISON, Calvin Andrew

1890-1964

Calvin Andrew Harrison, 74, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Thursday night in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four months. Mr. Harrison was a Constable in Butler District of Wayne County, WV for four years until his retirement Monday of last week due to illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born February 20, 1890, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Jacob and Easter Bailey Harrison. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a steelworker in shipyards at Newport News, VA, for 15 years before he returned to Wayne County about 9 years ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Pack Harrison, to whom he had been married fro 23 years; four daughters, Mrs. Marvin Jones of Tell City, IN, Mrs. Shirley Drummond of Missouri and the Misses Wilma and Sheila Harrison, at home; two sons, Airman First Class S. Jay Pack, in Germany and Marine Private Richard D. Harrison of Camp Pendleton, CA, and four sisters, Mrs. John Williamson of Iaeger, WV, Mrs. Guy Dingess and Mrs. Nye black of Huntington and Mrs. Emma Wellman of Rittman, OH. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Sunday at 9 a.m. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1964

 

HATFIELD, Jacob C.

1918-1964

Jacob C. Hatfield, 45, of Baltimore, formerly of McCarr, KY, died in Baltimore on Thursday, March 12. He was born at McCarr on August 28, 1918, a son of the late Melvin and Margie Hager Hatfield. A Navy veteran, he had been in the U. S. Merchant Marine. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Carolyn and Anetta Sue Hatfield and a son, Terry Lee Hatfield, all of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Boone Bragg of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Everett Charles of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mrs. Burgess Scott of Logan, and three brothers, Ray Hatfield of McCarr, Hodge Hatfield of Wood River, IL and James Hatfield of Copperston, WV. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1964

 

HOLBROOK, Jere Herman

1889-1964

Jere Herman Holbrook, 74, of Louisa, Route 4, died last Thursday night in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Bruce Cooksey of Hitchens, and the Rev. Johnny Eldridge of Ashland officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. He was born July 25, 1889, in Carter County, a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Riffe Holbrook, and was a farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Greenhills Masonic Lodge 521, F & AM in Boyd County. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nura Savage Holbrook; two sons, Paris Holbrook of Ashland and Gene A. Holbrook of Cleveland; a step daughter, Mrs. Harold Fink of Newark, OH; two step sons, Ted Workman of Miami, FL and Larry Workman of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Olga Reeves of Ashland, Mrs. O. J. Towler of Coalton, KY, Mrs. Frances Bradley of Louisa and Mrs. John Childers of Wheelwright, KY; a brother, Denver Holbrook of Louisa and 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1964

 

KELLEY, George Washington

1882-1964

George Washington Kelley, 81, of Fort Gay, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. He was born at Coal Grove, OH, July 1, 1882, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Neace Kelley, and was a retired coal miner. His wife, Mrs. Inez Wallace Kelley, died in 1961. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rv. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery, Glenhayes, WV. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Wallace and Miss Lily Kelley of Fort Gay; five sons, Grady, Herman, and George Kelley of Fort Gay, Willie E. Kelley of Ashland and James R. Kelley of Wheelersburg, OH; a brother, W. O. Kelley of Portsmouth, OH; and 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1964

 

 

MOORE, Dillon

1882-1964

Dillon Moore, 81, of Adams, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 7:25 a.m. Friday following an extended illness. He was born May 12, 1882, at Adams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Moore. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Cando Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Fannie Thompson Moore; four daughters, Mrs. Ezra Short of Toledo, OH, Mrs. W. M. Moore of Alexandria, OH, Mrs. W. T. Moore of Utica, OH, Mrs. Jerry Heck of Columbus, OH, three sons, Eugene Moore of Wayne, WV, Clifton Moore of Adams, and Robert Moore of Newark, OH, one sister, Mrs. Mollie Short of Louisa; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

MUNCY, Martha Louise (Short)

1880-1964

Mrs. Martha Louise Muncy, 84, of Louisa, Route 3, died Saturday at 12:40 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 3 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Wm. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on Louisa route 3. She was born February 20, 1880, at Yatesville, KY, a daughter of the late George and Wealthy Ann Jordan Short, and was the widow of Dell Muncy, who died in 1949. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Brig Vanhorn, Mrs. Al Hutchinson and Miss Marie Muncy of Louisa Route 3, and Mrs. Clarence Skeens of Louisa, Route 4; and 28 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

PENNINGTON, Mrs. James E.

1903-1964

Mrs. James E. Pennington, 60, of Mainville, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY died at 9 a.m. Thursday in a Dayton, OH hospital after a six month illness. Mrs. Pennington was born in 1903, a daughter of the late U. G. and Samantha Pennington. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was a sister in law of Mrs. Leonard Lang and Mrs. Ewing Snodgrass of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday from the Vale Funeral Home in Morrow, OH. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Gardens, at Grayson, KY at 1 p.m. Sunday. Additional survivors include her husband, James E. Pennington, a school teacher in Mainville and a former teacher in Lawrence County schools; two daughters, Miss Arlene Frances at home and Mrs. Royce Miller of Berea, KY; a sister, Mrs. Charles Porter of Franklin Furnace, OH, and three brothers, Ernest Pennington of Grayson, Russell Pennington of Wilmington, OH and Homer Pennington of Webbville. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

SAVAGE, Babe

1889-1964

Babe Savage, 75 year old retired mail carrier and farmer of Rush, KY, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, in King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of six months. Mr. Savage was born January 29, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Chris and Jane Shepherd Savage. He had resided in Boyd County 35 years and was mail carrier at Denton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Methodist Church, Kilgore, with the Rev. Henry Hughes, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Rush. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Thornsbury Savage; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Hamilton of Van, WV, three sons, Russell Savage of Ashland, Waldon Savage of Vanceburg, and Rex Savage of Rush; one stepson, Jack Thornsbury of Rush; two brothers, John and Wurt Savage of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Nura Holbrook and Mrs. Sophie Taylor, of Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

SMITH, Virginia Ruth (Carroll)

1913-1964

Mrs. Virginia Ruth Smith, 50, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday morning in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born August 17, 1913, a daughter of George W. Carroll, who survives, and the late Essie Mae Lester Carroll. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Jay B. Smith of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Donald E. Smith of Swayzee, IN, six sons, Willie E. Smith, Jay B. Smith, Jr., and James C. Smith, all of Columbus, OH, Justin K.Smith of Louisa, Randall C. Smith of Dallas, TX, and Joe C. Smith at home, four sisters, Mrs. O. J. Lawson of Grayson, Mrs. G. W. Wilson of Lexington, Mrs. Don Shimble of Dallas and Mrs. Henry Compton of Louisa; three brothers, Blanchard Carroll of Switzer, WV, Willie Carroll of Barnabus, WV, Russell Carroll of St. Albans, and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Belle (Thompson)

1908-1964

Mrs. Belle Thompson, 55, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday night. Funeral services were conducted from the Church of God, on Mill Creek, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Luther Hartwig officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. She was born at Glenhayes, WV, on November 17, 1908, a daughter of the late John and Louisa Dooley Thompson. Survivors include the husband, Walter Thompson; four daughters, Mrs. Hollis Sword of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Orville Jarrell of Fort Gay, Route 2, and Misses Judy and Joyce Ann Thompson, at home; six sons, John B. Thompson of Mansfield, James E. Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, Pvt. Franklin R. Thompson of Ft. Knox, KY, and Danny, Perlie, and Hollis W. Thompson at home; a sister, Mrs. Bryan Workman of Delbarton, WV, a brother, James W. Thompson of Mansfield and 18 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5,1964

 

THOMPSON, Paul E.

1944-1964

The body of Paul E. Thompson, 19, Commissaryman third class, USN, of Huntington, brother of Mrs. Charles Britton, Louisa, was recovered from the waters of the little Creek Amphibious Base near Norfolk, VA, March 5. He had been missing off the Navy Tug Seneca since January 4. Naval authorities are investigating the cause of death. He was born March 4, 1944, at Braeholm, WV, attended Huntington High School and joined the Navy when he was 17. He would have been 20 on March 4. He was a member of the First Guyandotte Baptist Church, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Huntington from the Beard Mortuary by Lieutenant (JG) Basil S. Hensley of the Chaplain Corps, Navy Reserve. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens with graveside rites conducted by personnel from the Naval Training Center. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Muncey Thompson, three month old son, Anthony Brian Thompson, 2959 Third Avenue, Huntington; the mother, Mrs. Mavis Louise Vickers Samuels of Harvey, IL, the father, Paul Thompson of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Britton, Louisa and Mrs. Brenda Joyce Combs of Great Neck, Long Island, NY and the maternal grandfather, D. T. Vickers of Huntington. Big Sandy News,  March 19, 1964

 

VOGEL, Zelda (Fugitt)

1906-1964

Mrs. Zelda Vogel, 57, of Indianapolis, IN died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following at two year illness. Born March 31, 1906, at Adams, KY, a daughter of W. T. Fugitt and the late Victoria Ball Fugitt, she was a member of the Greenwood Methodist Church, Greenwood, IN and owned and operated a beauty shop in Indianapolis. Her husband, Walter W. Vogel, died in 1952. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. W.L. Stratton officiating. Burial was made in Sunset Cemetery, Rockport, IN. Surviving are the father, W. T. Fugitt, of Gallup, KY; six sisters, Mrs. Z.W. Chapman, Mrs. G. F. Smith, and Mrs. James Damron of Louisa, Mrs. J. M. Franklin of Ashland, Mrs. Lester Hautebergue of Wixom, MI, and Miss Jewell Fugitt of Gallup; four brothers, Milton V. and Roscoe Fugitt of Route 1, Louisa, Geyger and Benson R. Fugitt of Ashland. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1964

 

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ARTRIP, Naomi

1889-1964

Miss Naomi Artrip, 75, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday night after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating, and burial was in the Artrip Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. She was born January 20,1 889, a daughter of the late Harmon and Mahalia Thompson Artrip. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Goble Lambert of Fort Gay Route 1 and Mrs. Fred Akers, Prichard, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1964

 

BAKER, Molly (Cordle)

1879-1964

Mrs. Molly Cordle Baker, 84, of 3823 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born August 1, 1879, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Cordle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and resided in Ashland since 1944. She formerly resided at Cordell, this county. Surviving are one son, Lundy Baker, of Ashland; six brothers, Willie and Monroe Cordle of Blaine, Russell, Sam, Leck and Minuard Cordle, all of Ashland, thee sisters, Miss Ella Cordle and Mrs. Rose Adams, of Ashland and Mrs. Jennetta Curnutte of Blaine; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Free Will Baptist Church at Cordell at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Baker family cemetery at Cordell. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1964

 

BEAM, Gussie May (Roberts)

1901-1964

Mrs. Gussie May Roberts Beam, of 118 Fifty-third Street, Ashland, KY, died Monday night, April 20, in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. She was born June 30, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Ida McComas Roberts of Ashland and the late John Roberts. She had resided in Ashland since 1914 and was a member of the Sandy City Free Will Baptist Church. Also surviving are the husband, Willard Beam; one son, William C. Beam of Ashland; two brothers, Winfield Roberts of Los Angeles, and Sam Roberts of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Cora York, Louisa; and four grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1964

 

BOGGS, Flurnoy

1882-1964

Flurnoy Boggs, 81, Blaine, KY, died Friday in a Columbus hospital. He had been in Columbus for two weeks, visiting a son, Clyde Boggs, when stricken ill. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Cherokee, KY with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Elmer Burchwell officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery on Cherokee. He was born on Cherokee on October 20, 1882, a son of the late David and Cornelia Montgomery Boggs, and was a retired farmer. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ed Wiler of Blaine, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence of Mrs. Wiler at 2 p.m. Saturday where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

BRADLEY, Noll

1880-1964

Noll Bradley, 83, of Fort Gay, died at his home Sunday following a long illness. Funeral services for the retired coal miner were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. He was born April 11, 1880, a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth White Bradley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Kazee Bradley; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Clarke of Kokomo, IN, and Mrs. John Williams of Newark, OH; a son, Ellis Bradley of Mansfield, OH; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

BROWN, Beuna (Billups)

1868-1964

Funeral services for Mrs. Beuna Billups Rowe Brown, 96, believed to have been Fort Gay's oldest resident, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Clifford Schell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. She died Thursday, March 26, in a Huntington nursing home after an illness of four months. Born March 26, 1868, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Frances Wellman Billups. She was first married to James M. Rowe, who died in 1917. Later she was married to Jefferson Brown, who died many years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rowe Browning of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Irene Rowe David of Detroit; three sons, Jay Rowe of Logan, James M. Rowe of Huntington, WV, and George M. Rowe of Proctorville, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Mary F. Ritz and Mrs. Virginia Riggins of Fort Gay; two brothers, Bert Billups of Fort Gay and Fred Billups of Kenova; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

CHURCH, John Edward

1886-1964

John Edward (Ed) Church, 78, of Route 4, Glenwood section, Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Mr. Church, a farmer, was born on March 5, 1886, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Adam and Rose Church. He is survived by his widow, Murl Marie Queen Church; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Allen of Bellefontaine, OH; five sons, Charles R. of Bellefontaine, John Henry of Willard, KY, Arthur James of Urbana, OH, Luther Joe and John Ed., Jr., both at home. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Miles of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Nancy Day of Willard, a brother Nero Church of Catlettsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Glenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery, Glenwood. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1964

 

DAMRON, Odis G.

1922-1964

Odis G. Damron, 41, of Meade-Springer Road in Boyd County, a steelworker at the Ashland Works of Armco Steel Corp. died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Damron was born August 18, 1922, in Lawrence County, a son of Don Damron and the late Melvina Hamilton Damron. He was a pit recorder at Armco's hit strip mill. Mr. Damron moved to Ashland from Pikeville 10 years ago. He served with the U. S. Navy in World War II and was member of the Summit Missionary Baptist Church and the Rush Lodge F &AM. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Summit Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lewis officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his widow, Mrs. Deryle Preston Damron; three sons, Stephen and Ronnie Damron and Gary Preston, all at home; one daughter, Glenda Gail Damron also at home; two brothers, Mack Damron of Paintsville and James Damron of Louisa; two sisters, Misses Josephine and Orpha Damron both of Ashland. The body was at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1964

 

ELKINS, Mary C. (Compton)

1877-1964

Mrs. Mary C. Elkins, 86, of 3626 Wyndham Ct., Ashland, widow of J. W. (Buck) Elkins of Louisa, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday at her home after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Elkins was born December 25, 1877, at Dennis, a daughter of the late Henry and Lulia N. Cooksey Compton. She moved to Ashland 20 years ago from Louisa. Mrs. Elkins was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Thompson of Ashland, one son, W. A. Elkins of Louisa; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Jack Short of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Austin Riffe of Hager Hill and Mrs. Harry Wideroe of Tampa, FL; four stepsons, James P. Elkins of Catlettsburg, Charlie Elkins of Westwood and Bob Elkins of Route 4, Louisa and Dannie Elkins of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Jim Compton of Star Route, Louisa, and J. M. Compton of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Fallsburg Tabernacle. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services. Burial was in Elkins Family cemetery. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

FANNIN, Bascomb (Bass)

Bascomb (Bass) Fannin, 50, of Route 4, Louisa, died Friday night of an apparent heart attack at his home. A native of Lawrence County, he was a veteran of World War II and a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Garrett Chapel, on Route 4, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis White of Sandusky, OH and Miss Freda Fannin of Ashland; one son, Paul Edward Fannin, of Sandusky; his mother, Mrs. Emma Rankins Fannin of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. P. E. Queen of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Cecil McClelland, Wellsville, OH, Mrs. Garrett Daniels, South Point, OH, and Mrs. Della Dillon, Ironton, OH, four brothers, Frank, John and William Fannin, all of Route 4, Louisa, and Bert Fannin of South Shore, KY. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1964

 

 

FITZGERALD, Goldie Lee

1909-1964

Miss Goldie Lee Fitzgerald, 54 of 405 Clay Street, died Wednesday morning March 25, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 10 months. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Christian Church with the Rev. Leslie Mears officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born September 8, 1909, at Louisa, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her mother, Josie Fitzgerald, died in 1961. Survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Harrison Fitzgerald of Catlettsburg and 9 cousins. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Friday where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

GAMBILL, Lon C.

1882-1964

Lon C. Gambill, 82, Route 1, Mt. Pleasant Road, Centerburg, OH, native of Lawrence County, passed away at his residence at 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1964. A son of the late Nathan and Martha Ann Boggs Gambill, he was born September 2, 1882, in the Blaine section of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m. from the DeVore Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Rev. R. Paul Mayo, Grace Baptist Church, Sunbury, officiating. Interment was made at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, OH. He is survived by his widow, May Holbrook Gambill, four daughters, Pauline Averine, Marysville, Anne Irene Gambill, Cleveland, OH, Maxine Coulter, Reynoldsburg, OH, Dorothy Gambill, Columbus, OH, one son, Lonnie Gambill, Bucyrus, OH; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Mary) Boggs, Croton, OH, and Mrs. Dewey (Cula Mae) Blevins, Reynoldsburg and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gambill was preceded in death by one brother, Arbie Gambill and two sisters, Genoa Holcomb and Laura Wells. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1965

 

HAMMOND, Olive (York)

Mrs. Olive Hammond, 78, of Glen Hayes, WV, died Friday in a Huntington nursing home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Glen Hayes Free Will Baptist Church, near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Olin Kearns and the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating. Burial was in the York Cemetery, Glen Hayes. She was a member of the Glen Hayes Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Frazier of Clifford, KY, and Mrs. Eddie Bolden of Glen Hayes; three sons, William Hammond of Peterstown, PA, Fred Ratcliffe of Webb, WV, and Robert L. Ratcliffe of Chattaroy, WV, five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Beckett of Covington, KY, Mrs. Carrie White of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Vinson of Bluefield, Mrs. Frankie York of Huntington and Mrs. Elizabeth York of Kenova, WV; one brother John York of Kenova; 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

HILLMAN, Lottie (Ratliff)

1874-1964

Mrs. Lottie Hillman, 89, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Tuesday night, April 7, in a Louisa hospital following a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church on Webbville, Route 1, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Hillman Cemetery. She was born at Willard, KY, December 11, 1874, a daughter of the late Reuben and Hulda Lee Ratliff. Her husband, James Hillman died June 30,1936. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ballard Kitchen, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Lennie Griffith and Mrs. Sarah Webb, and three stepsons, Charlie, Robert and Nelson Hillman, all of Webbville. The body was a the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1964

 

KEETON, Nola (Keeton)

1898-1964

Mrs. Nola Keeton, 65, of Martha, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Monday afternoon following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Terryville School at Martha with the Rev. Tracy Fannin officiating and burial will be in Scaggs Cemetery at Martha. She was born in Morgan County, KY, July 21, 1898, a daughter of the late Lant and Martha Keeton. Survivors include the husband, Spencer Keeton, five daughters, Mrs. Ellis Sparks of Martha, Mrs. Leander Keeton of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Russell Roland of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Wendell Collier of Columbus, and Mrs. John W. Bowen, in Martin County, KY; three sons, Virgil Keeton, at home, Hershel Keeton of Martha and Percy Keeton of Redbush, KY and 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence on Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

MARCUM, Alice A. (Marcum)

Mrs. Alice A. Marcum, 47, of Wayne, WV, died Friday in a Huntington hospital after a one day illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Fort Gay Church of God with the Rev. Luther Hardwick and the Rev. W. E. Albee officiating. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery at Radnor, WV. She was born December 7, 1916, at Toler, KY, a daughter of the late Enos and Viola Goff Marcum. Survivors include two brothers, James Marcum of Columbus, and Arthur Marcum of Chicago. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

MASSEY, Ethel (Cyrus)

1896-1964

Mrs. Ethel Cyrus Massey, 67, of Los Angeles, formerly of Louisa, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Park View Hospital there after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Grayson officiating. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. She was born in Charley, KY, September 6, 1896, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. Mrs. Massey moved to California from Louisa 10 years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Scott Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Jesse Carter of Columbus, a son Jack Branham with the U. S. Navy; five sisters, Mrs. Roberta Dixon and Mrs. E. C. Pigg, both of Columbus, Mrs. Tilda Wellman of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Irene Muncy of Dayton, and Mrs. John Martin of Louisa; five brothers, the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus of Catlettsburg, Jeff and Raymond Cyrus, both of Louisa, Frank Cyrus of Coal Grove, and Sheridan Cyrus of Paintsville; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Saturday. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1964

 

MCKENZIE, Walter

1920-1964

Walter McKenzie, 43, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died suddenly en route to a Louisa hospital at 11:30 p.m. Monday of a heart attack. Born August 14, 1920, at Coal River, Kanawha County, WV, a son of the late Ernest and Pricie Blankenship McKenzie, he was a professional upholsterer and was owner of the Sandy Valley Upholstery Co. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of D. A. V. Chapter 92, Louisa. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Interment will be in the Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Roberta Hatfield McKenzie; one daughter, Miss Janis McKenzie of Grand Rapids, MI; two step daughters, Betty Carolyn an Aneta Sue Hatfield, both at home, one stepson, Terry Lee Hatfield, at home, and two brothers, Floyd G. McKenzie of San Antonio, TX and Raymond McKenzie of Akron, OH. The body will remain at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

MCREYNOLDS, Charles

1889-1964

Charles McReynolds, 74, of 2032 Broadway St. Catlettsburg, KY, died Sunday morning in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Burl Stevens officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired carpenter, he was born August 24, 1889, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late George and Lucy Maynard McReynolds. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nola Graham McReynolds; three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Orr of Raceland, KY, Mrs. Violet Simpson of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Bernice Hensley of Catlettsburg; two sons, W. E. McReynolds of Melbourne, FL and G. E. McReynolds of Boca Raton, FL and 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1964

 

MOORE, Virginia Belle (Brown)

1880-1964

Mrs. Virginia Belle Moore, 84, of 507 28th St. Ashland, died at the residence at 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, after an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born January 26, 1880, at Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late J. M. and Louann Justice Brown. Her husband, Isaac T. Moore, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edna D. Hall of Maysville, KY; 2 sons, Oma A. Moore and Chester A. Moore, both of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Fletcher. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

RIDDLEBERGER

A telegram was received last week by Mrs. H. H. Sparks stating that Mrs. Alton Riddleberger had passed away in Naples, FL on Tuesday, April 14. Funeral rites were conducted in Naples on Thursday. Mrs. Riddleberger resided in Louisa for several years while Mr. Riddleberger was associated with the Big Sandy Sand and Gravel Company. they had many warm friends here who will regret to learn of her passing. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1964

 

SEE, Frederick Cleveland

1924-1964

The Rev. Frederick Cleveland See, 39, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday March 26, after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born at Drift, KY, June 10, 1924, a son of Mrs. Emma Fraley See of Louisa and the late Jay Lee See. He was pastor of Smokey Valley Baptist Church. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Frances Henson and four brothers, the Rev. Grover Lee See of Memphis, TN and Joe, James and Buck See, all of Columbus, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1964

 

SHANNON, Effie

Mrs. Rice McClure received word Monday of the passing of her sister in law, Mrs. Effie Shannon of York, PA, widow of Dr. Frederick F. Shannon, a native Louisan. Mrs. Shannon died after suffering a stroke Monday. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday and interment was made in York by the side of her husband, who preceded her in death 15 years ago. Her only son, Fredrick F. Shannon, Jr., preceded her in death 2 years ago. Survivors on the Shannon side of the family include a daughter in law, Mrs. Ruth Shannon of Los Angeles, and two sisters in law, Mrs. McClure and Mrs. E. E. Shannon of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1964

 

SIPPLE, Flora (Williams)

1903-1964

Mrs. Flora Williams Sipple, 60, of Fort Gay, who died Sunday in a Louisa hospital was buried in the Dean Cemetery following funeral services on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Gordon Wellman officiating. She was born at Flat Gap, KY, September 3, 1903, a daughter of the late Ransom B. and Coosie Layne Williams. Her husband, Oscar J. Sipple, died in October 1961. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Samuel D. Hubbard, and Mrs. Drewey Keene of Fort Gay, Mrs. Robert Roberts of Columbus, OH, and Miss Frances Irene (Sally) Sipple of Washington, D. C. ;a brother, Roy Williams of Fort Gay, Route 1, and 4 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

SWORD, Fred

Fred Sword, Sr., 80, of Route 2, Fort Gay, died Friday in a Huntington hospital after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Mill Creek Church of God, near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Route 2, Fort Gay. He had been a member of the Mill Creek Church of God for 30 years and was a Sunday school and Bible teacher there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Mae Damron Sword; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Keesee of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. G.W. Harless of Kermit and Mrs. Oscar Deboard of Columbus, OH; seven sons, Alton J. Sword of Water Gap, KY, Fred, Jr., Woodrow Sword of South-Gate, CA, John R. Sword of Cleveland, OH, and Thomas R. Sword of Rittman, OH; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Boston of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Archie A. Sword of Phoenix; 34 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home of a son, Fred Sword, Jr., at 11 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1964

 

THACKER, Gayle

Gayle Thacker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cut Thacker, Route 1, Louisa, died in a flaming motorbike-automobile accident Monday on KY 32, about 7 miles west of Louisa. The accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. when Thacker, proceeding east with tow other cyclists, collided head-on with an automobile driven by Calvin Moore, 76, of Adams, KY. The Louisa High School student received his driver's license only 10 days before and was rounding a curve on the wrong side of the road, according to Sheriff Paul Young, when the collision occurred. Moore had just entered the highway from a side road and was en route to his home. The cycle, badly damaged, caught fire after the crash. Mr. Moore was unhurt. Thacker, a highly esteemed young man, is the fifth to die in traffic accidents in Lawrence County during the past year and the 221st person to die in Kentucky traffic this year. He was born in Paintsville, October 24, 1947, a son of Curt and Georgemary Walters Thacker, He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa and a junior at Louisa High School. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. (today) Thursday with the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a brother, Joel Preston Thacker, at home and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Walters, of Paintsville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1964

 

WELLMAN, Vant

1894-1964

Vant Wellman, 69, of Route 1. Louisa, died in a Veterans Hospital at Huntington Monday night, April 20, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus of Catlettsburg officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville, KY. He was born at Busseyville, June 8, 1894, and was a veteran of World War I and a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margie Fugitt Wellman; a son, William D. Wellman, with the Air Force at Middletown, PA; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Adams of Red Key, IN; a brother, John Wellman of Louisa, Route 1, and a grandson. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1964

 

WORKMAN, Virgie (Thompson)

1880-1964

Mrs. Virgie Workman, 83, of 419 North Lock Ave., Louisa, died at her home Wednesday night, April 22. She was born June 7, 1880, on Louisa, route 1, a daughter of the late James Willard and Sarah Jane Gussler Thompson and was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, W. M. Workman; five daughters, Mrs. Cecil Brooks and Mrs. Grady Mullins of Detroit, Mrs. Earl Brown of Indiana, Mrs. Jack Richmond of Columbus and Mrs. John Burton of Germany; seven sons, Fred and Roy Workman of Huntington, Jay and Carl Workman of Columbus, Scott and James Workman of Louisa and William Workman, Jr., of California; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Ann Miller of Columbus and Mrs. Hattie McCown of Beaver Creek, KY; two brothers, Bert Thompson of Blaine, KY and Millard Thompson of Unionville, OH; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1964

 

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BRAID, Emma (Pigg)

1895-1964

Mrs. Emma Pigg Braid, 69, a well known resident of Louisa died Thursday afternoon, May 7, in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. 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. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born February 2, 1895, at Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Frank W. and Sarah Osborne Pigg. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leon Compton, and a sister, Mrs. Arlie Cain, both of Louisa, and a niece, Mrs. D. E. York of Charleston, WV. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Braid, September 1942. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

CHANEY, James E.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday May 21, for James E. Chaney, 24, of Winchester, KY, formerly of Louisa, Route 4, who was killed Monday, May 18, when a tractor he was operating overturned and crushed him. According to Lee County Coroner Leon Pace, the victim suffered a broken neck, crushed chest and multiple fractures. The accident occurred while Mr. Chaney, a utility moving company employee was mowing grass along the firm's right of way about 1 1/2 miles south of Zachariah. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Bradley Cap Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hughes family cemetery at Yatesville, KY. He was a son of John and Sarah Maria Hughes Chaney of Louisa Route 4. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pauline Borders Chaney., a son, the maternal grandmother, 6 sisters and 6 brothers. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

COMPTON, Cora (French)

1867-1964

Mrs. Cora French Compton, 96, of Louisa, Route 4, died Saturday morning at her home after an illness of a week. She was the widow of John A. Compton, who died in 1920. She was born in Boyd County, KY, July 22, 1867, daughter of the late John N. and Mary Hazelett French. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the residence with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Compton family cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Dixie Compton and Mrs. Leslie Layne of Route 4; five sons, Dock and Jay Compton of Route 4, Chester Compton of Paintsville, KY, Tom Compton of Boyd County, and Blaine Compton of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Sunday morning from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

CORDLE, Luella (Lyons)

1892-1964

Mrs. Luella Cordle, 72, Marysville, Road, died Tuesday evening, May 12, in Madison County Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Cordle was a member of the First Methodist Church, London, Oak Run Grange, Madison County Farmers Club, Auxiliary of Madison Post No. 105 American Legion, Madison Rebekah Lodge No. 725. Surviving are her husband, Amos H. Cordle; a daughter, Mrs. Velma Ruth Eberly and two grandchildren, Debby Lu and Stephen Eberly, Circleville; five sisters, the misses Nelle and Jane Lyons of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Bivian Bush and Mrs. Eva Wilson, London, Route 3, Mrs. Gladys Ison, Portsmouth, a brother, Damer Lyons, Louisa, KY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted from Rader Funeral Home by the Rev. Leonard Mann at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment was in Paint Township Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

CRABTREE, Walter Roy

Walter Roy Crabtree, 67, of Route 1, Fort Gay died Saturday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Forks of Hurricane Methodist Church near Fort Gay by the Rev. Clifford Schell. Burial was in Meredith Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Meredith Crabtree; one sister, Mrs. Elba Ferguson of Route 1, Fort Gay and two brothers, Thomas Crabtree of Route 1, Fort Gay and Otis Crabtree of Shoals. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1964

 

DAVIS, John Paul Davis, Jr.

John Paul Davis, Jr., 3 month old son of J. P. and Carolyn Kelly Davis, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at the home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Gold officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Davis of Louisa, route 1, the maternal grandfather, J. H. Kelly of Ashland, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nell Skaggs of Louisa. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

EVANS, Dewey

Dewey Evans, 60, passed away at Waverly, OH, May 7, after a few days illness. He was born near Webbville, KY, the son of the late John and Nancy Evans. He had been an active member of the Bible Christian Church at Waverly for several years. He was employed at the Chillicothe Paper Mill. Survivors include his widow, Minnie P. Evans; two sons, Larry of Waverly, Ronnie of Minneapolis, MN, and a stepson, Rev. Amel Hughes of Waverly; three daughters, Mrs. Bob Amlin of Waverly, Mrs. Bill Stevens of Columbus, and Mrs. Nancy Bates of Georgia; 5 sisters, Mrs. Dove Roberts, Mrs. Louvina Bailey of Columbus, Mrs. William Pennington, Mrs. Della Ayes, Kingston, OH, Mrs. Jesse Pennington, Waverly; and a brother, Worth Evans, Chillicothe, OH. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery near Chillicothe beside a son who had preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

FIELDS, Tiny (Muncey)

1889-1964

Mrs. Tiny Muncey Fields, 74, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Tuesday May 5, in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Bethel United Baptist Church at Radnor with the Rev. Glen and Flemm Arrowood officiaiting. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery near Fort Gay. She was born in Martin County, KY, September 11, 1889, a daughter of the late James S. and Jamaica Maynard Muncey. She was the widow of Amos S. Fields. Survivors include five sons, Willis Fields of Matewan, WV, Russell Fields, East Bank, WV, Rush Fields, Hillsboro, OH, Bill R. Fields, Fort Gay, and Ellis M. Fields, Norton, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Ida F. Turner, Manassas, VA and 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Morris- Booton Funeral Home at Wayne, WV and to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

FLUTY, Ulysses (Lyss) G.

1892-1964

Ulysses (Lyss) G. Fluty, 71, a retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee, died at his home in Fort Gay, WV, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Fluty was born in Martin County, KY, on July13, 1892, a son of the late Laben T. and Mary Ellen Branham Fluty. He had been employed by the N & W for 54 years, and retired three years ago as a signal maintainer. He was a member of the Vinson F & AM Masonic Lodge, No. 66, at Fort Gay and a member of the N & W Railway Veterans' Association. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Blanche Vinson Fluty; two daughters, Mrs. Robert R. Lowe of Berea, OH and Mrs. James A. Holland of Pittsburgh, PA; two sons, Don V. Fluty of Louisa, and William I. Fluty of Portsmouth, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Julia Marcum, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Castle, and Mrs. Sarah Wright all of Martin County, KY, Mrs. Niza Justice and Mrs. Stella Copley, both of Fort Gay, a brother, Charlie Fluty of McDermott, OH, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Louisa officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home, and was moved to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

FYFFE, J. F. (Jim)

1890-1964

J. F. (Jim) Fyffe, 73, of Blaine, died Tuesday, May 19, in an Ashland rest home after a  four-year illness. Mr. Fyffe was born Aug, 12, 1890, in Morgan County, a son of the late Joe  and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Judy Skaggs Fyffe are three daughters and  two sons, Mrs. Alda Diamond of Canton, O.; Mrs. Wilma Fink of Anaheim,  Calif.; Mrs. Shelby Eisenrod of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Tulla  Fyffe,  Springfield, O.; and Chester A. Fyffe of Canton, also four brothers,  John  Henry Fyffe, Staffordsville, Jay Fyffe of Red Bush, Alvah Fyffe of Blaine  and Alonso Fyffe of Manchester, N. H., and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Fyffe of  Blaine and Mrs. Martha Kelley of Red Bush. He leaves 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Enterprise Baptist Church, at Low  Gap by the Rev. Lafe Skaggs and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Burial was in the Millard Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

GRIFFITH, Alma Lee (Boggs)

1885-1964

Mrs. Alma Lee Griffith, 79, of Blaine, KY, died Friday, May 22, 9:20 a.m. after an extended illness. She was born April 11, 1885, daughter of the late Wash and Rinda Edwards Boggs. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday May 24, at 11 a.m. from the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery, Blaine. Survivors include the husband, Harry Griffith, Blaine, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ova Boggs, Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Curt Boggs, Catlettsburg, KY, 3 sons, Millard Griffith, Catlettsburg, Waston Griffith, Hilliards, and Norman Griffith, Chillicothe, OH; one sister, Mrs. George Mattox, Edsel, KY; 4 brothers, Troy Boggs, Ashland, KY, Henry Boggs, Greenup, KY, Harry Boggs and John Boggs, of Blaine; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

HALE, Annie (Blackburn)

1887-1964

Mrs. Annie Hale, 77, of Louisa, Route 1, died Tuesday May 19, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spencer Church on Louisa, Route 1, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial followed in the Blackburn family cemetery on Louisa Route 1, Born on February 23, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Mary E. Gussler Blackburn. Her husband, Charlie Hale, died in 1953. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Clarkston, Mrs. Clyde Barnett and Mrs. John Houston of Columbus, a son, Bennett Hale of Williamson; four sisters, Mrs. D. L. Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Levi P. Miller and Mrs. Ogel Childers of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. W. M. Miller of Columbus, two brothers, Ora and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn of Louisa Route 1; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

HARGIS, James Harless

1890-1964

An unemployed Kermit, WV man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal beating of a 73 year old Louisa man Monday night. A warrant naming Reed Morse Hogs, 40, was secured Tuesday from Williamson Justice of the Peace W. C. Pitts by West Virginia State Trooper K. F. Tallman. The accused is in the Mingo County jail. He is charged with fatally beating Jim Harless Hargis, during an argument on Lower Burning Creek, 22 miles west of Williamson. Cpl. C. A. Berkley of the state police said the argument involved a woman, and that the attack occurred outside a home where the elderly man was staying. Mingo County Coroner Tabor Ball, who examined the body at the Hale Funeral Home at Kermit, said the man had a broken neck, fractures of both jawbones, and numerous bruises. The body was brought here to the Young Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

JORDAN, Cora (Short)

1892-1964

Mrs. Cora Short Jordan, 72, of Route 1, Sugar Grove, OH, died Friday, May 1, at Lancaster Fairfield Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 4, at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Columbus, OH with the Rev. William Price officiating. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Obetz, OH under the direction of the Roy Wise Funeral Home of Lancaster, OH. Born April 30, 1892 at Cordell, KY, she was the daughter of the late S. J. and Milda Bishop Short. She is survived by her husband, William Jordan, 5 sons, Jason, Abraham, Jackson, and Jerry Cordle all of Columbus, Carl Wesley Cordle of Lancaster, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Tilda Blair, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Esther Liming, Mrs. Milda Chaffins, both of Columbus, Mrs. Ethel Gullett, Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Jesse Short, Obetz, OH; two sisters, Miss Della Short, Mrs. Bessie O'Bryan, both of Louisa; 47 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

KELLEY, Alma (Blevins)

1902-1964

Mrs. Alma Kelley, 61 years old of Houckville, KY, died at her home May 13. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee United Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and burial was in the Kelley Cemetery at Houckville. She was born at Orr, KY, on October 25, 1902, a daughter of the late Thomas T. and Margaret Triplett Blevins. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Albert Jackson of Williamsport, OH, Mrs. James Hilton and Mrs. Ferrell Blevins of Houckville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thurman Parker of Utica, OH, three sons, J. C. Kelley of Columbus, Bobby Ray Kelley of Orr and Harold Lloyd Kelley of Houckville; three sisters, Miss Sadie Blevins and Mrs. Glenn Mulkey of Houckville and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of Ashland; four brothers, L. B. Blevins of Orr, Carson and Taylor Blevins of Ashland, and Colvin Blevins of Plain City, OH and 18 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

MARCUM, Joseph

1887-1964

Joseph Marcum,76, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 5 a.m. Monday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one month. Mr. Marcum, who was a retired coal miner formerly employed by the Island Creek Coal Co., at Holden, WV, was born at Stonecoal, WV on August 6, 1887, a son of the late Joseph and Sarah Endicott Marcum. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the residence with the Rev. Strother Branham and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Marcum Cemetery at Stonecoal. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Eula Phillips Marcum; eight daughters, Mrs. Herman Crum, Mrs. Ernest Perry, Mrs. Jesse Pack, Mrs. Lacy Marcum, Mrs. Willis Hunley and Mrs. John Collier of Columbus, OH, Mrs. James H. Perry of Omar, WV and Mrs. Oscar Perry of Crum, WV; three sons, Walter and Lafe Marcum of Fort Gay Route 1, and Andy Marcum of Orient, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Holbrook and Mrs. Ada Miller of Stonecoal, a brother Ransom Marcum of Stonecoal and 51 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and five step children. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

MEEK, George O.

1881-1964

George O. Meek, 83,, of  Route 1, Louisa, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of one week. Mr. Meek, a farmer, was born on Route 1, Louisa, January 6, 1881, a son of the late Richard and Carrie Gobel Meek. His wife, Laura Muncy Meek, preceded him in death in 1959. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frank Martin of Route 1, Louisa, three sons, Hubert, Bourbon and Harlan Meek, all of Route 1, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smokey valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Meek Cemetery on Route 1. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa to his residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

NEWSOME, Hez

1867-1964

Ninety year old Hez Newsom of Louisa Route 4, died Saturday night in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Catalpa Free Will Baptist church by the Rev. Ed McGranahan of Ashland. Burial was in Carter Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. Born on March 27,1 867, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late Van and Sarah Marcum Newsome. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Rachel Nolan and Mrs. Jim Presley of Catlettsburg, Rout 2, Mrs. Jack Woods of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Elmer Carter of New Orleans, two sons, Ed and Don Newsome of Louisa Route 4, two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Wellman of Huntington and Mrs. Anna Sammons of WV. and a brother, Frank Newsome of Louisa, 26 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Monday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

NOE, Edgar L.

The hanging death of Fort Gay Town Recorder Edgar L. Noe was ruled a suicide Saturday by Acting Coroner Fred Bates. Bates, a justice of the peace, who investigated the death, said the 64 year old Noe was found dead late Friday night in a shed behind a rooming house where he lived in Fort Gay. According to Bates, a rope had been strung over a rafter into the shed and attached to Noe's neck. He said it appeared Noe had jumped off a small barrel. He said there was no note left or apparent motive. The victim was found following about a six hour search by police and neighbors. A relative, Nebert Noe, discovered the body about 10 p.m. Noe, a retired pulp mill operator had been appointed town recorder about a month ago. He lived in a rooming house owned by Mrs. Myrtle Porter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Genoa Church of Christ with Rev. Grady Osborn officiating. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery at Genoa. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Nora Harvey of Dunlow, Route 1, Mrs. Ora B. Trautwein of Wayne Route 1, and Mrs. Noka Maynard of Butte, MT and three brothers, G. F. and Carl Noe, both of Genoa and Purly Noe of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

OSBORNE, Charles

1902-1964

A Lawrence County farmer, injured Monday when a tractor he was operating overturned 20 miles north of Louisa, died Monday night in a Huntington hospital. Charley Osborne, 62, of Louisa, Route 4, had been working on the farm of Clyde Kazee, near Glenwood, and the tractor ran over an embankment onto the highway. Osborne was thrown from the vehicle and struck his head on the pavement. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating and burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, OH. Mr. Osborne was born in Paintsville January 28, 1902, a son of the late Andrew and Louie Riley Osborne. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Garland Kitchen of Ironton, Mrs. Maxwell Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Steve Minss? of Brownsville, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Rice of Wittensville, KY and Mrs. Ferrett Stambaugh of Stambaugh, KY; 2 brothers, Flem Osborne of Stambaugh and John Osborne of Dehue, WV and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

PACK, Virgie (Borders)

1888-1964

Mrs. Virgie Pack, 76, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday night, May 6, in a Columbus, OH nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Walnut Gap Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born May 3, 1888, at Catlettsburg, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Lucrecia Borders. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 37 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed Castle of Louisa Route 1, and Mrs. Cullie Castle of Springfield, OH; two sons, Arnold and Denver Pack of Columbus and 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

SCARBERRY, John Milton

1898-1964

John Milton Scarberry, 65, of Richardson, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Wednesday, April 29. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Little Ethel United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Richardson. He was born in Johnson County, October 29,1 898, a son of the late Henry and Lina Castle Scarberry, and was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maggie Scarberry, three daughters, Mrs. Willis Ward and Mrs. Charles Reichert of Columbus and Linda Jo Scarberry at home; three sons, Oscar Scarberry of Richardson, Daniel Scarberry of Columbus, and Paul Eugene Scarberry at home; and two sisters and three brothers. The body was a the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Isaac Gilmer

1868-1964

Isaac Gilmer Thompson, 96, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. C. W. Hooser and the Rev. Welzie Peters officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on Big Hurricane Creek, in Wayne County. born on February 8, 1868, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late William and Nancy McCloud Thompson. He was a retired farmer and former school teacher. His wife, Mrs. Martha Jane Lakin Thompson, died May 3. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bascom Boyd of Louisa, two sons, Iver Thompson of Fort Gay and Merlin D. Thompson of Huntington, principal of Simms Elementary School; a brother, K. B. Thompson of Catlettsburg, and three grandchildren. The body remained at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Martha Jane (Lakin)

1880-1964

Mrs. Martha Jane Lakin Thompson, 83, of Fort Gay, died Sunday at 6:30 a.m. at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Hoosier officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on Hurricane Creek, Wayne County, WV. She was born June 3, 1880, at Prichard, Wayne County, a daughter of the late James and Dolly Lane Lakin. She had been a member of the Wilson Methodist Church on Fort Gay, Route 2 for 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Gilmer Thompson to whom she had been married 66 years; a daughter, Mrs. Bascom Boyd of Louisa; two sons, Iver Thompson of Fort Gay and Merlin D. Thompson of Huntington, principal of Simms Elementary School and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1964

 

VANHOOSE, Julia (Snyder)

1894-1964

Mrs. Julia Dorcas VanHoose, 70, a lifelong resident of Louisa succumbed Thursday, May 21, at her home on Lady Washington ST., while sleeping. She was the widow of H. P. T. VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Gold, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. W. T. Hinkle, sand a favorite selection, "the Lord's Prayer. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. VanHoose formerly was employed by the Louisa National Bank and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton, OH. She was a graduate of Kentucky Normal College, Louisa and Sayer College in Lexington. She was born February 11, 1894, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Augustus and Alva Burgess Snyder, pioneer settlers of Louisa. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and the Louisa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. J. Jordan, a brother, A. H. Snyder, and an uncle, George Burgess, all of Louisa, and two nephews, George B. Richmond of Huntington and Augustus H. Snyder of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1964

 

WILSON, Henry (Morda)

1885-1964

Henry (Morda) Wilson, 78, of Louisa Route 1, died Saturday night at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the John H. Wilson Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. A farmer he was born September 27, 1885, on Louisa Route 1, a son of the late Marion and Marie McClure Wilson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Golda Wilson; four daughters, Mrs. Woodrow DeBorde, of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Robert Ramey of Ashville, OH and Mrs. Richard Vagnier and Mrs. Norman Broughton of Columbus; a son, Joe W. Wilson of Columbus, 3 sisters, Mrs. Dora Burgess of Ashland, Mrs. Mae Akers of Richmond, VA, and Mrs. Nannie Burke of Hellier, KY; a brother, Tom Wilson of Webbville, KY; and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964

 

WORKMAN, Infant son

Infant Workman, son of Jimmie L. and Julia Ann Birkhead Workman, of Louisa Route 1, died at birth Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m. Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Workman cemetery on Route 1, with the Rev. James Grayson officiating, and under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, one sister, Lee Ann, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Workman, Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. Sallie Birkhead, Route 1, Louisa, Big Sandy News, May 14, 1964

 

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BOWEN, Elizabeth Ann

1963-1964

Elizabeth Ann Bowen, one year old daughter of Ronnie and Juanita Whitt Bowen of Turkey Creek, near Inez, KY, died Wednesday, May 27, at the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Whitt on Turkey Creek. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Turkey Creek Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Homer Mills officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Turkey Creek. She was born May 13, 1963 at Louisa. Additional survivors include a brother, Charles Oscar Bowen, at home, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lura Bowen at Job, KY. The body was taken to the Charley Whitt home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1964

 

BURNSIDE, Edwin T.

1886-1964

Edwin T. Burnside, 78, of Ulysses, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following a month's illness. A retired farmer he was born in Ohio, April 13, 1886, son of the late J. H. and Sereider Burnside. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Will George Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Sarah Edwards Burnside, five daughters, and two sons. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to his home Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1964

 

BURTON, Charles Calvin

1882-1964

Dr. Charles Calvin Burton, 82, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 31, at his home in West Liberty, KY, after an extended illness. He was born at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Judge Sam and Ella York Burton. He had practiced medicine in Morgan County since completing his internship. Survivors include his widow, Ora Burton; three sons, Jay and Grahm Burton of West Liberty and Charles Burton, Jr., of Akron, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Wellman and Mrs. Lillie Sturgill, both of Ashland, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, in West Liberty. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

CORDLE, Laura (Sparks)

1887-1964

Mrs. Laura Cordle, 77, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, June 16, at her home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. from the Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey, the Rev. Arthur Morris and the Rev. Milt Cordle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Adams, KY. She was born at Blaine, June 5, 1887, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Ross Sparks. Survivors include the husband, Willie Cordle; two sons, Thurman Cordle of Cherokee, KY, and Herman Cordle at home; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Sparks of Blaine, Mrs. Nancy Sparks of Washington, Mrs. Lindsey Blankenship of Columbus and Mrs. Lyda Moore of Ashland; two brothers, Allen T. and Huston Sparks of Blaine and a grandchildren and a great grandchild.  The body was taken to the residence Wednesday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. June 25, 1964

 

DANIEL, Clarence Woodrow

1913-1964

Clarence Woodrow Daniel, born September 25, 1913 at Louisa, son of Mary Wellman Daniel and the late John M. Daniel, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, May 29, at 1:45 p.m. at the home of his mother, 2105 West 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel in Huntington by Rev. E. E. Turner. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, with military services at the grave by W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. He served in the U. S. Navy five years during World War II. He is survived by his mother Mary Daniel; 3 brothers, Jack, Quentin, and Jim Daniel, all of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. James Trimboli, of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Bert McKnight of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1964

 

DAVIS, Chester Lee

1919-1964

Chester Lee Davis, 44, of Richardson, KY died Thursday, June 11, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Arch Thompson, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Born on October 9, 1919, he was a son of Rufus B. and Myrtle Childers Davis of Richardson. A member of the United Baptist church, he formerly operated a grocery store at Russell, KY. Survivors in addition to the parents include the widow, Mrs. Clotine Preston Davis; four sisters, Mrs. Corbet Castle of Russell, Mrs. Herbert Hicks and Mrs. Jesse Childers of Louisa and Mrs. Frank Boyd of Richardson, and two brothers, Bill Davis of DeLand, FL and Haden Davis of Richardson. The body was taken to the home Friday morning from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1964

 

DIAMOND, Dewey Lee, Jr.

1939-1963

Dewey Lee Diamond, Jr. 25, of Winchester, VA, and a former resident of route 3, Louisa, was killed Friday morning when a truck backed over him while he was working for Burkholder and Burkholder, road builders. the accident occurred in Fredericksburg, VA. The body of the young man arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Diamond was born March 25, 1939, a son of Dewey Lee and Iona Spillman Diamond of Louisa. He was an Army veteran. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Clara Childers Diamond, a sister, Mrs. John Tom O'Daniel of Germany and ten brothers, Bascom Diamond of Columbus, James Lewis Diamond of Hilliards, OH, Amon Diamond of Ashland, KY, Arlie Diamond, of Route 4, Louisa, Paul R. Diamond of Flatwoods, Herbert Diamond, Dennis Diamond, and Ernest Diamond, all of Dayton, OH, Felix Diamond of Route 3, Louisa, and Charlie Diamond of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1964

 

FANNIN, Lula (Derifield)

Mrs. Lula Derifield, Fannin, 67, of Route 1, Ironton, OH died in an Ironton hospital Thursday, June 11. Funeral services for the former Lawrence County, KY school teacher were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Star Route with the Rev. Russell Ramey and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and burial was in the Fannin Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. She was born at Yatesville, KY on January 26, 1897, a daughter of the late John B. and Lucinda Berry Derifield. She was a member of the Church of God and the Daughters of America. Survivors include the husband, Sherman Fannin, to whom she had been married 44 years; a son, Herschell Fannin of Ironton, Route 1 and a brother, Arlie Derifield of Louisa Star route. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1964

 

HOOSER, Emma (Bryan)

1886-1964

Mrs. Emma Burke Hooser, 77, of Buchanan, KY died Saturday at 12:10 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Courtney of Buchanan. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. She was born October 27, 1886, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Arminta Stewart Bryan. First married to Ben Burke, who died in 1918, she was married later to John Hooser, who died in 1954. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Herbert Arey of Catlettsburg, Route 2, a son, Ben Burke of Ashland; 3 stepsons and 2 stepdaughters, a brother, Harve Bryan of Catlettsburg, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

LEMASTER, Larry Joe

1960-1964

Larry Joe Lemaster, three year old son of Bill and Fay Piner Lemaster, of Louisa, Route 2, died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Lemaster of Louisa Route 2, with the Rev. Arch Thompson, officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery near the home. Additional survivors include two brothers, Curtis Lee and William Mitchell Lemaster, at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Piner of Harrisonburg, VA. The body was taken to the home of the grandparents on Monday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

MCCOY, Carmie (Deboard)

1901-1964

Mrs. Carmie McCoy, 62, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday, June 3, in a Louisa hospital after a five year illness. She was born at Charley, KY on July 29, 1901, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth O'Bryan Debord. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jay Grimm of Adams, with the Rev. Dewey Davis of Freeburn, KY, officiating and burial was mad in the Judd Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Jesse McCoy; five daughters, Mrs. Jay Grimm of Adams, Mrs. Russell Wheeler and Mrs. James Debord of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Grayden Thompson of Cable, OH, and Mrs. Dewey McCoy of Amherstdale, WV, seven sons, Walter, David, Roy Rogers, Alonzo McCoy of Columbus, Thurman McCoy of Detroit, and William L. and Jesse McCoy, Jr., of Louisa, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Leo VanHoose of Richardson, KY, and Mrs. Arlie Young of Adams; a brother, Isaac Debord of Charley; and 35 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

MILUM, Albert B.

1883-1964

Albert B. Milum, 81, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grady Osborne of Fort Gay Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Morris-Booton Funeral Home at Wayne with the Rev. Carvel C. Grant officiating. Burial was in the Napier Ridge Cemetery on Genoa Route 1. He was born in Wayne County, WV, on May 23, 1883, a son of the late Robert and Eliza Pinson Milum, and was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Chapman Milum. Additional survivors include a son, William R. Milum of Reno, NV; two other daughters, Mrs. J.R. Dawson of Wauseon, OH, and Mrs. Nellie Allen of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Bartram of Fort Gay Route 1, three brothers, J. F. Milum of Kenova, Robert Milum, Jr., of Borderland, and George Milum of Genoa, and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1964

 

MOORE, Mary (Cyrus)

1882-1964

Mrs. Mary Cyrus Moore, 82, of Lockwood, Boyd County, a descendant of a pioneer Big Sandy Valley family, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, at Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery at White's Creek, WV. Mrs. Moore was born February 25, 1882, at Cyrus, WV, a daughter of the late Abraham and Laura Williams Cyrus. She was a member of the Big Sandy Homemakers Club for 40 years and in 1928 was selected as Master Farm Homemaker of Kentucky. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Catlettsburg. Moore's Beach which was located on the Moore farm, was operated as a popular recreation area for a number of years, until the death of her husband, John Moore, in 1956. Survivors include three sons, James F. Moore, Louisa, Laban Moore, Ashland, and John Moore, Columbus, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Davenport at home and Mrs. H. B. Hayes of Buffalo Gap, TX; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Humphrey of Portsmouth, OH, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1964

 

MOSSMAN, Lula (Wellman)

1869-1964

The oldest living graduate of Marshall University, Mrs. Lula Wellman Mossman, 94, died at her home, 540 Fifth Ave., Huntington, Monday, June 15, following a long illness. Funeral services for the Louisa, KY native were conducted Thursday, from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, by Dr. Woodrow W. Clark. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery there. Mrs. Mossman was the widow of Dan A. Mossman, a Huntington businessman and president of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. Born December 13, 1869, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John David Wellman. The family moved to Ceredo in 1871 and then to Huntington about 1884. She graduated in1886 from what was then Marshall College. Mrs. Mossman served as president of the Marshall Alumni Association about the time of World War I. Big Sandy News, June25, 1964

 

PARKER, Milt

1897-1964

Milt Parker, 66, of Gallup, KY died in a Louisa hospital at 7 p.m. Friday after a week's illness. He was a retired C & O Railway Co. employee where he had worked for 40 years. Mr. Parker was born at Blaine, June 27, 1897, a son of the late William and Emmaritta Thompson Parker. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman, KY. Survivors include his widow, Minnie Preston Parker, three daughters,  Mrs. Jim Birchfield of St. Louis, MO, and Mrs. Charles Lemaster and Mrs. Chester Ferrell, both of Louisa, a stepson, Luther Moore of Gallup; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Robinette and Mrs. Lee Patrick, both of Gallup; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1964

 

SKAGGS, Hardy

1890-1964

Hardy Skaggs, 73, of Flat Gap, KY, a barber and former teacher in the Johnson County school system, died Saturday, May 30, in King's Daughter' Hospital, Ashland, after a month's illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with the Rev. J. E. Wallace officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Mr. Skaggs was born December 19, 1890, in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late Francis and Nancy Evelyn Williams Skaggs.  He  was a member of the First Baptist Church of that community. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dessie Williams Skaggs; a son, Oscar Skaggs, Ironton, OH, formerly of Louisa; a brother, Cornelius Skaggs, Wilbur; a sister, Mrs. Tilda Hill, Relief; one granddaughter and two step grandsons. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

VANHOOSE, Elizabeth Mae

1964-1964

Elizabeth Mae VanHoose, infant daughter of Bennie Robert and Tennie Thompson VanHoose of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at birth Tuesday, June 2, 1964, 6:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m. from Robinson Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Claude Raines officiating. Survivors include the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon VanHoose and Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, all of Route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

VANHORN, Elizabeth (Bellomy)

1889-1964

Mrs. Elizabeth Bellomy Vanhorn, 75, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, died at her home at 6:40 Saturday morning after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Tyree Methodist Church in Lawrence County, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Ogle Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Thomas (Tucker) Vanhorn at home; a son, Thomas Vanhorn, Jr., also at home stepmother, Mrs. Nora Bellomy of Ashland, and five sisters, Mrs. George Bryan of Route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Wade Vanhorn of Route 2, Ashland, Mrs. Earl Elswick of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. A. H. Todd and Mrs. O. L. Castle of Ashland. The daughter of the late William S. and Cecilia Miller Bellomy, the deceased was born July 12, 1889, and spent her lifetime in Lawrence County. She was a member of Tyree Methodist Church and the Missionary Society of Buchanan Chapel. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1964

 

VANHORNE, Margaret Alice (Kinner)

1887-1964

Mrs. Margaret Alice Kinner VanHorne, 76, of Buchanan, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at the home of a son, Dennie K. VanHorne, of Buchanan after an extended illness. Born November 23, 1887, at Buchanan, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Margaret Fannin Kinner. She was a member of the Prichard Memorial Methodist Church, the Woman's Society of Christian Service, and a charter member of the Buchanan Rebekah Lodge. Survivors in addition to the son are four daughters, Mrs. Clarence White, Mrs. Richard Shivel of Catlettsburg, Route 2, Mrs. Robert Bellomy, Mrs. Dudley Hall of Buchanan; two brothers, Allen Kinner of Ashland and Green Kinner of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Bostick of Newport, Mrs. Charles Riddle, Buchanan; ten grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace in charge of the service. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

 

VINSON, Emma (Adkins)

1889-1964

Mrs. Emma A. Vinson, 75, of Louisa, Route 2, who died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, was buried in the See Cemetery on Louisa, Route 2 following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. She was born at Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late James David and Sarah Ann York Adkins. Her husband, Ed Vinson, who died in 1938, was a first cousin of the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of the U. S. Supreme Court. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Henry Kearns of Louisa, Route 2, two sons, Lawrence and Charlie Vinson of Louisa, Route 2 and eight grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1964

 

WELLMAN, John

John Wellman, 81, Webbville, KY died Thursday night, June 18 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Dry Fork Community Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nettie Sparks Wellman, three daughters, Mrs. Ora Griffith of Mt. Sterling, OH, Mrs. Oliver Boggs of Columbus, and Mrs. Russell Kitchen of Springfield, OH; four sons, Leonard Wellman of Houckville, KY, Dave Wellman of Springfield, OH, and Claude Wellman and Arnold Wellman, both of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Calvin Holbrook of Catlettsburg, KY; a brother, Charles Wellman of Delbarton, WV, 35 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1964

 

WHEELER, Lottie Elizabeth (Hensley)

1893-1964

Mrs. Lottie Elizabeth Wheeler, 70, of Blaine, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Thursday, June 18, after a month's illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Church of God at Blaine, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. She was born at Cherokee, KY on August 13, 1893, a daughter of the late Seymour and Suzanne Kitchen Hensley. Survivors include the husband, Bill Wheeler, a daughter, Mrs. William R. Barker, of Mazie, KY, a son, Dr. Milburn Wheeler, of Morehead, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Kitchen of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Ossie Wheeler of Alexandria, VA, Mr. Con Phillips of Ashland, and Mrs. Charlie Lawson of Blaine; a brother, George Hensley, three half brothers, Maynard, Drew and Edward Parker of Blaine, and five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1964

 

 

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BALL, Jay T.

1918-1964

Jay T. Ball, 45, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, Star Route, died Thursday, June 25, in a Columbus hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from Polly's Chapel on Cooksey Fork of Catt's Creek with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery on Cooksey Fork. An employee of the Buckeye Steel Corp., he was a veteran of World War II. Born July 6, 1918, at Dennis, KY, he was a son of Andrew and Martha Webb Ball of Louisa, Star Route. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Betty Cox Ball, four daughters, Patty, Maxine, Mary and Mabelline and four sons, Jimmy, Jackie Ray, Johnny, and Jay T. Ball, Jr., all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Eskell Hammond of Webbville, KY, Route 1 and Mrs. Lando Clevenger of Columbus and two brothers, Billy L. Ball of Harrodsburg, KY and Edison Ball of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1964

 

BRADLEY, Frank G.

1877-1964

Frank G. Bradley, 87, of Yatesville, KY, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at about 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery at Yatesville. A farmer, Mr. Bradley was born at Yatesville, February 22, 1877, a son of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Waldeck Bradley. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Chaffin, died in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Evalena Bradley, at home, Mrs. Carnie Rayburn of Ashland, and Mrs. Eskel Carter of Louisa; three sons, Celsus Bradley, Louisa, Star Route, Dempsey Bradley, Louisa, and Arlie Bradley of Ashland; a brother, Grover Bradley of Blaine, KY; 8 grandchildren and a great grandson. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Saturday when it was taken to the home and remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1964

 

CARTER, Belva (Payne)

1890-1964

Mrs. Belva Payne Carter, 73, of Cherokee, KY died Tuesday afternoon July 14,  in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness.  She was born at Adams, KY Oct. 11, 1890, a daughter of the late Jonas and Nancy Jane Estep Payne. She was the widow of William Carter, who died in November 1954. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist church by the Rev. Gallie Isaacs.  Burial was in the family cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Orville May and Mrs. Con  Young, both of Cherokee; four sons, Loudie Carter of London, OH, and Mary Carter, Talmadge Carter, and Cliston Carter, all of Cherokee; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Pyles of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Jonas Payne of Adams KY, Lee Payne of Lexington, VA, and Monroe Payne of Rt. 1 Louisa; two grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1964

 

CASSADY, Della (Maddy)

1893-1964

Mrs. Della Maddy Cassady, 70, of Louisa, Route 4, died at her home Wednesday, July 8, following a long illness. Born July 27, 1893, at Cadmus, KY, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Ekers Maddy and the late Ed Maddy. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for around 40 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and Lloyd Jordan officiating. Interment was in the Cassady Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, E. M. Cassday; the mother, Mrs. Mary E. Maddy, of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Esta Byas, Huntington, and Mrs. Herman Reeves of Lexington; two sons, Robert Cassady of Detroit and Paul Ray Cassady of Route 4, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Ball, Fallsburg and Mrs. William Goins, of Ashland; two brothers, Hubert Maddy, Star Route Louisa and Bill Maddy, Route 4, Louisa, 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1964

 

CECIL, Frank

1917-1964

Frank Cecil 46, of Mansfield, OH, and formerly of Forest Hills, KY, died Monday morning July 13, at Mansfield. Mr. Cecil was born September 25,1 917, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cecil, former Forest Hills residents, who now reside at Fort Gay, WV. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ivy Cecil, a son, Dewayne and a stepson, Mike Cecil, both of Mansfield, and the following brothers and sisters, Walter, Joe, and Marion Cecil, all of Cleveland, OH, Paul and Mrs. Herman Wellman, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Robert Emm of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. Clyde Woods of Ocala, FL, Mrs. bill Chapman of Forest Hills and Mrs. V. H. Pennington of Edinburg, PA. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mansfield. Burial followed in Mansfield. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1964

 

DIAMOND, Garnie

1899-1964

Miss Garnie Diamond, 64, of 305 Clay Street, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following a one year illness. She was born December 6, 1899, on Route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the lat John R. and Grace Diamond. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Smokey valley Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial was made in the Diamond Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are five brothers, Edgar Diamond of Milton, WV, Lark Diamond of Detroit, MI, Elby, Jack and Claude Diamond, all of Louisa, seven nieces and four nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1964

 

GARTIN, Sally Marie (Green)

1904-1964

Mrs. Sally Marie Gartin, 59, of Cordell, KY died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, July 16. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Smith, of Sandy Hook, KY, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born at Blaine, KY, on October 1, 1904, a daughter of the late Andrew and Nannie Lyons Green, and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include the husband, Luther Gartin; two daughters, Mrs. Ross Witt of Westminster, CA and Mrs. Carl Hall of Columbus, OH, four sons, John Paul Gartin, of Morehead, KY, Luther Eugene Gartin of Hawaii Robert Gartin with the Army in Panama, and Bill Gartin of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Lon Wheeler of Blaine and Mrs. Emily Wheeler of Grove City, OH; a brother Morton Green of Delaware, OH; and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1964

 

HEWLETT, Myrtle (Riffe)

1893-1964

Mrs. Myrtle Hewlett, 70, of Louisa, Route 4, died in an Ashland hospital Monday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. W. M. Moore and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Hewlett Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. She was born in Carter County on December 12, 1893, a daughter of the late General Lee and Sarah Williams Riffe. Survivors include the husband, Milt Hewlett; a daughter, Mrs. Wesley Abel of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Frank Cooksey of Pound, VA; a brother, Howard Riffe of Van Lear, KY; and three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1964

 

KITTS, Luther

1895-1964

Luther Kitts, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, who died Monday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness, will be buried in the family cemetery on Paddle Creek following funeral services Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Oak Grove Church with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Born December 13, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late Harvey and Cuzzy Robertson Kitts. He was a retired employee of Norfolk & Western Railway with 35 years service. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Niza Workman Kitts; two sons, Herbert Ray Kitts of Las Vegas, NV and Walter Kitts of Henderson, NV; four sisters, Mrs. Nona Robertson of Fort Gay, Route 2, Mrs. Garnett Hackworth of Ocala, FL, Mrs. Mary Webb of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Julia Potter of Lavalette, WV, six brothers, Arthur, Chester, and Wayne Kitts of Fort Gay, and John, Hence and Harve Kitts of Mansfield; five grandchildren and one great grandson. The body was taken to the home Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1964

 

LAND, Horace

Horace Land, 40, formerly of Louisa, was found dead Sunday at the home of his mother, in Abbeville, GA. His mother was in North Carolina at the time visiting a daughter. The body was found by a nephew who had gone to the home to invite Mr. Land to dinner at the home of his sister. It was reported he had been dead around four or five hours. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday and interment was made in a cemetery in Abbeville. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mrs. Land, and two of their children, Mrs. James VanHoose and Robert Land, home on leave from the U. S. Air Force. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1964

 

 

MITCHELL, Jennifer Louise

1961-1964

Jennifer Louise Mitchell, near three year old daughter of W. C. Mitchell, Jr. and Judith R. Ganim Mitchell of Frederick, MD, died Saturday, July 4, at 7:45 a.m. in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Tuesday two miles west of Frederick. Graveside funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Mitchell family cemetery at Ulysses, KY, by the Rev. German Walters, and the Rev. Flem Arrowood. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mitchell, Sr., the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louisa Ganim of Cleveland and a paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Delphia Mitchell of Ulysses. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents, Monday. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1964

 

MORDICA, Eva (Wellman)

1890-1964

Mrs. Eva Wellman Mordica, 74, of 2521 West Eculid, St., Ashland, died early Monday morning at King's Daughters' Hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Mordica was born March 13, 1890, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Oliver P. and Elizabeth Salyers Wellman. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Daughters of American Revolution. Mrs. Mordica was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Mordica, who died in 1954. Surviving are a son, William A. Mordica, Jr., an Ashland city commissioner; two daughters, Mrs. Claude L. Mullins of Ashland, and Mrs. William W. Cox of Madisonville, KY, two brothers, Ed Wellman of Bluefield, WV, and A. H. Wellman of Pikeville, KY and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Hendrick Eiler and the Rev. E. L. Tullis officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1964

 

PENNINGTON, Ethel Margaret (Walker)

1899-1964

Mrs. Ethel Margaret Walker Pennington, 65, of Indian Run Road, Flatwoods, KY, died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at the home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle on Indian Run Road with the Rev. Benny Grizzell officiating. Burial followed in White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Pennington was born June 21, 1899, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth Elswick Walker. She was a member of Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rachel Broughton of Kenwood Acres, Mrs. Mary Scott of Flatwoods, Mrs. Lucy Gobus of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Phyllis Highfield of Orlando, FL; two sons, Harold Pennington, Indian Run Road, and John Paul Pennington of Flatwoods; three brothers, Bob, Edward and Paul Walker, all of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ward, Ecourse, MI, Mrs. Augusta Franklin, Louisa, Mrs. Gladys Belcher, South Gate, MI, and Mrs. Bernice Lyons, Bellefonte; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was removed on Monday from the Carmen Funeral Home, Russell to the residence of Harold Pennington on Indian Run Road. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1964

 

POTTER, Paul, 1907-1964

Paul Potter, 56, son of the late K. C. and Carrie Soard Potter, succumbed around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, in a local hospital following a heart attack suffered while attending a family reunion at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Ethel Potter. The deceased, a C & O Railway employee, communications department, for 19 years before retiring, was born November 24, 1907, at Catalpa, KY. He was a member of the Masonic Order of Paintsville, KY. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Amanda Mollette Potter of Thelma, KY, one daughter, Mrs. Ann Johnson of Paintsville, two sons, Kit C. Potter, of Nashville, TN and Jerry Potter at home. two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Brasher and Mrs. Pauline Foust, both of California; two brothers, Raymond Potter of Columbus and Roy Potter, of Louisa Route 4. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with burial in the Potter Cemetery at Catalpa. Graveside rites were conducted by the Masonic Order of Paintsville, Big Sandy News, July 9, 1964

 

ROWE, Benjamin

1905-1964

Benjamin Rowe, 58, of Genoa, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Genoa Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Robinson, the Rev. Orville Damron and the Rev. Harl Dolan officiating. Burial was in the Cox Cemetery on Genoa, Route 1. Born December 1, 1905, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of Mrs. Virginia Dawson Rowe, of Genoa and the late Jimmerson Rowe. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Dingess Rowe; three sons, Luther Rowe of Proctorville, OH, Harley Rowe of Hurley, VA and Ellis Rowe, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Frankie Smith of Dunlow Route 1, Mrs. Ethel Jackson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Irene Caldwell and Mrs. Vangie Ray of Ceredo, and Mrs. Charlotte Caldwell of Kenova; five brothers, Ray Rowe of Wayne, Route 2, Rush Rowe of Lexington, SC, Lewis Rowe of Brunswick, OH, Raymond Rowe of Genoa and Fred Rowe of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Niser of Beckley, Mrs. Harry Burns of Williamson, Mrs. Milton Cox of Radnor, and Mrs. Clifford Doud of Belford, NJ,, and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Morris-Booten Funeral Home of Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1964

 

SALMONS, Jessie ( Waller)

1894-1964

Mrs. Jessie Salmons, 70 years old, of Crum, Route 1, who died Wednesday, July 22, was buried in the Webb Cemetery on Crum route 1, following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at Community Church, Webb, WV, with the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. The body was taken to the residence Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Salmons was born April 29, 1894, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lee and Rennie Bowen Waller. She was a member of the Church of God. Other survivors are her husband, Stanley Salmons; two other daughters, Mrs. Frank Nell of Hartford, MI and Mrs. Thomas C. Cook of Ripley, WV; a son, Joe Salmons of Route 1, Crum; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dillon of Route 1, Crum and Mrs. Wade Chafin of Columbus; three brothers, Saul and Charlie Waller of Fort Gay and Bert Waller of Findlay, OH; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1964

 

SALYERS, Bessie (Rice)

1875-1964

Mrs. Bessie Rice Salyers, 89, of Bluefield, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Sunday in a Masonic Home in Middletown, KY, the day following her arrival there. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Jack Short Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. She was born January 2, 1875, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late James and Adeline Evans Rice. Her husband, John Salyers, died in 1936. She had been a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Bluefield for the past 16 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Petre of Elkhart, IN, Mrs. Grace Green of Kaleva, MI and Mrs. C. W. Wellman of Bluefield, with whom she had made her home, and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1964

 

SEE, Josephine (Wilson)

1884-1964

Mrs. Josephine Wilson See, 80, well known and beloved resident of Louisa, died at 9 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of seven months. The deceased was born March 3, 1884, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Elbert and Elizabeth May Wilson. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, the past 40 years. Mrs. See, an active member and past matron of Louise Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, was also a Grand Representative from Kentucky to Louisiana. She was past district deputy, OES, and for many years served as installing officer for Louise Chapter. She was also a White Shrine, Ashland Chapter. Mrs. See had been a nurse at Riverview Hospital about 15 years before her marriage. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday (today) from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Burial will be in See Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. The Order of Eastern Star conducted ritualistic services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are her husband, C. F. See, Jr., a Louisa attorney, whom she married 39 years ago; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Burke, of Louisa. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services from the funeral home to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July9, 1964

 

SIMPSON, Philip Howard

1874-1964

Philip Howard Simpson, 90, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of five years. He was born March 4, 1874 at Stewart, VA, a son of the late William H. and Eliza Anne Arrington Simpson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Billups Gap cemetery. Mr. Simpson had been a member of the Baptist Church a number of years. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Tate Hill of Nortonsville, VA and Mrs. Annie Hutchins of Greensboro, NC, several nieces and nephews. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the service when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1964

 

WILSON, Matie (Akers)

1885-1964

Mrs. Matie Akers Wilson, 79, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday in the home of her son, Lawrence Wilson, of Route 1, Louisa, following a three year illness. She was born on Route 1, Louisa, April 23, 1885, daughter of the late John H. and Mary Jane Greer Akers.  Her husband, Millard Wilson, died in 1943. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m.  Sunday afternoon at the Curtright Funeral Home, with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in the Akers Cemetery at Louisa Route 1. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rilda Collins of Ft. Gay, W. VA; Mrs. J. D. Bowman and Mrs. Jack McCabe of West Jefferson, Ohio; three sons, Lawrence of Louisa, John of Louisa, and Carl of Stanley, KS, 28 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1964

 

YOUNG, Leo

Leo Young, 46, of Plain City, OH, died Tuesday, June 30. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of West Jefferson, OH. Surviving are his widow, Louella, three sons, Jerry, Harold and Darrel; two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Seagraves of Pickerington and Janice, at home; a grandson, three brothers, Harry, Johnny and William; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Caldwell, Mrs. Osie Derifield and Mrs. R. B. Pigg of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at the Free Will Baptist Church, West Jefferson at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, with the Rev. Quinten England, officiating. Interment was in Forest Grove Cemetery, in Plain City. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1964

 

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BILLUPS, Virginia G.

Mrs. Virginia G. Billups, 87, wife of the late R. S. Billups, who died after an operation Thursday, August 20, 1964 at the Halifax District Hospital, Daytona  Beach, FL. She was born in Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Billups and her husband, R. S. Billups, who retired from the U. S. Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics, after 37 years service, were two of the pioneer residents of Franklin Park, Falls Church, VA, where they built a home and lived there almost 50 years. The moved to Daytona Beach four years ago. Mrs. Billups was active in W. C. T. U and local civic affairs before coming to Daytona Beach. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Daytona Beach. Surviving are two sons, Lt. R. W.Billups, U. S. Coast Guard (Ret) and Major N. B. Billups, U. S. Army Chemical Warfare Service (Res) Bel Air, MD, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Baggett & McIntosh Chapel, with interment in Bellevue Memorial Park, Daytona Beach. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

BLACKBURN, George Dewey

1898-1964

George Dewey Blackburn, 65, of Louisa, Route 5, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday morning, August 6, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the home with the Rev. Buddy Maynard of Inez, officiating and burial was in the Goble Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. He was born at McClure, KY, November 27,1 898, a son of the late Rush and Mary Maynard Blackburn, and was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Becky Jane Moore Blackburn; a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Slone of Inez; five sons, Clifford Blackburn of Inez, George and Hiawatha Blackburn, Rochester, NY, Burgess Blackburn in the Air Force, and Delbert Blackburn, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Delbert Clay, Mrs. John Mullins, Mar. Virgil McCoy and Miss Vicie Blackburn, all of Inez; three brothers, Foch Blackburn of Louisa, Route 5, Burgess Blackburn of Debord, KY, and James E. Blackburn of Inez and 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

BLANKENSHIP, Arthur

1881-1964

Arthur Blankenship, 83, of Yatesville, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment will be in the Blankenship Cemetery. He was born May 14,1881, at Potters, KY, (Louisa route 4), a son of the late William and Grizzella Otley Blankenship, and was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Henrietta Blankenship, died three years ago Monday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Bradley, of Louisa Star Route; five sons, Fred Blankenship of Ashland, Lawrence and Arthur Blankenship, Jr., of Akron, OH, Ed Blankenship of Louisa, Route 4, and Wayne Blankenship of Urbana, OH, a brother, Raish Blankenship of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

BOGGS, John McClellon

1883-1964

John McClellon Boggs, 80, of Blaine, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Friday night. He was born at Blaine on September 8, 1883, a son of the late Washington and Marianda Edwards Boggs. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with the Rev. Emerson Collier and Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the widow, Mary Lee Griffith Boggs; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Boggs of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Maud Maddox of Little Fork, KY; three brothers, Troy Boggs of Ashland, KY, Harry Boggs of Blaine, and Henry Boggs of Greenup, KY, and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Sunday. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

BOYS, Ballard

Ballard Boys, 64, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Saturday morning at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery near Fort Gay. A retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee, he was a native of Fort Gay area. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nada Wellman Boys; one daughter, Mrs. Willie Spears, of Fort Gay Route 1, two sons, Russell and Robert Boys, both of Taylor, MI; two sisters, Mrs. John A. Hess of Camp Hill, PA and Mrs. C. A. Frasher of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Walters Boys of Prichard, WV, D. P. Boys of Fort Pierce, FL and Willis Boys of Toledo, OH, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

BRANHAM, Mart

1916-1964

Mart Branham, 47, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, Route 1, and of Lawrence County, KY died in a Mansfield hospital Thursday, August 20. Graveside rites were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Frazier Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1 by the Rev. Willard Robinson. He was born at Clifford, KY, October 26,1916, a son of Mrs. Goldie Hall Branham of Fort Gay, Route 1 and the late William H. Branham. He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ at Mansfield. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Garnas Bartram Branham; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jerry Ewitt and Mrs. Paul Lowe of Mansfield, Mrs. Jack Scott of Arlington, VA and Miss Frances Branham at home; two brothers, Homer Branham of Rockport, WV and Billie Joe Branham of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Dial of Milton and Mrs. C. J. Howell of Huntington and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

BULMER, 1897-1964

rs. Danie Viola Bulmer, 67, of Fort Gay, died early Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born March 18,1 897, at Enterprise, Harrison County, WV, she is survived by her husband, George E. Bulmer. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken Monday to the Hamer Funeral Home at Shinnston, WV for funeral services and burial there. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

CARTER, Ida (Crank)

1883-1964

Mrs. Ida Carter, 81, of Route 4, Louisa, died early Wednesday morning, August 5, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following a long illness. Mrs. Carter was born in Fallsburg, KY, February 4, 1883, a daughter of the late Columbus and  Catherine Dye Crank. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Carter, to whom she had been married sixty years; two daughters, Mrs. Namon Brainard of Elyria, OH and Mrs. Jim Harris of Naples, FL; two sons, Jack Carter of Manchester, KY, and James Carter of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Compton of Louisa, and Mrs. Della Collinsworth of California; one brother, Chris Crank of Cannonsburg; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

CASH, Martha (Conley)

1923-1964

Mrs. Martha Cash, 40, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Williamson, WV, died Friday in a St. Augustine hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the First Methodist Church, Williamson. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery, Louisa. She was born December 30, 1923, at Williamson, a daughter of Mrs. Martha Vaughan Conley of Williamson and Dr. George T. Conley, late Williamson physician, native Louisans. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Additional survivors include the husband, George Cash; two daughters, Susie and Peggy Cash, at home; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Duncan of Roanoke, VA, and two brothers, George Thomas Conley of Williamson and Patrick H. Conley of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

HARDWICK, George Edward

George Edward Hardwick, 33, of 103 Lawrence St. West Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, son of Mrs. Pearl Peters Hardwick, and the late Jimmerson Hardwick, died of a heart attack June 30, 1964. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 3, 1:30 p.m. from the Arthur White Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, Long Island. Survivors other then the mother, are his widow, Mrs. Jeanne Hardwick; one son, George, one brother, Jimerson Oliver Hardwick, all of Farmingdale and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. George Hardwick, Route 2 Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

HEFFLEY, Mrs. George R.

Mrs. George R. Heffley, 82, of Foster Memorial Home, Huntington, who died Monday, July 27 after a long illness was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. Garrett H. Evans and Dr. Lynn Temple Jones officiating. Mrs. Heffley had many relatives in Lawrence Count in the McClure generation. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

HICKMAN, Addie Blaine (Parker)

1894-1964

Mrs. Addie Blaine Hickman, 70, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Saturday night of an apparent heart attack while attending services at a chapel on Louisa Route 1. She was visiting a son, Donald Hickman, of Louisa Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Third Avenue Free Will Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Columbus. She was born in Blaine, KY, May 13,1 894, a daughter of the late Wylie J. and Nancy Thompson Parker. Other survivors include the husband, Lafe Hickman, of Columbus, six daughters, Mrs. George Monson, Mrs. James Williamson, Mrs. Willard Seitz, Mrs. Gilbert Brown, Mrs. Ernest Sexton, Miss Joanna Hickman, all of Columbus, two sons, Dave and Otis Hickman of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Thompson and Mrs. Belle Landis of Columbus; five brothers, Granville, William L. David, Bernman and James Parker, all of Columbus; 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Kelley Funeral Home at Columbus Monday morning. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

KAZEE, Oscar B.

1883-1964

Oscar B. Kazee, 81, Blaine, KY, died at his home Wednesday morning August 12. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Kazee family Cemetery near Blaine. He was born April 1, 1883, a son of the late Leander and America Gambill Kazee. He was a farmer and a former employee of the Pilgrim Oil Co. Mr. Kazee was a member of the United Baptist Church and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge GOG. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Sparks Kazee; five daughters, Mrs. George Moore and Mrs. H. K. Bailey of Ashland, Mrs. Douglas Steele of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. James Adkins of Greenup, KY and Miss Ethel Kazee of Portsmouth, OH, three sons, Byron L. and Burns H. Kazee of Cannonsburg and Oscar Virgil Kazee of Greenup; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Boggs of Louisa, and 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1964

 

LIVISAY, Ulysses Grant

1868-1964

Ulysses Grant Livisay, 96, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died at the home of a son, Jack Livisay of Princeton, WV early Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa, the Rev. Paul Hutchison of Fort Gay and the Rev. Cecil Hill of Huntington officiating. Burial was in the Livisay family cemetery at Fort Gay. Born April 12, 1868, in Floyd County, VA, he was a son of the late Henry and Margaret Howard Livisay. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Osborne Livisay, died in 1959. Survivors, in addition to the son, include 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was brought from a Bluefield, WV funeral home to the church one hour before services. The Curtright Funeral Home here was in charge. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

MUNCY, Sophia Eleanor (Layne)

1871-1964

Mrs. Sophia Eleanor Muncy, 92, of Route 3, Louisa, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. McKinley Roberts, at noon Monday. She had been ill three weeks. Mrs. Muncy was born November 19, 1871, on Route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Mary Booten Layne. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Smokey Valley Church with Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Muncy cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Other survivors are two other daughters, Mrs. Lorena Clevenger of Columbus, and Mrs. John H. Duvall of Owensboro, KY; one son, Taylor Muncy of Kent, OH; 49 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Roberts on Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

PACK, Emory Lynn

1961-1964

Emory Lynn Pack, two year old son of John Sherman and Irene Thompson Pack of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of two days. The child was born October 11, 1961, in Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Church of God on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. In addition to the parents, he is survived by four sisters, Oma, Mae Belle, Ortha Marie and Bonnie Frances Pack, all at home; three brothers, Sherman Frederick, Lewis and Pet Pack, all at home. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the parents on Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

PADE, Elsie (Maynard)

Mrs. Elsie Maynard Pade, 38, died after several months illness May 26, 1964. She was born August 5, 1925, at Route 2, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. John E. Gardner, of Groves TX and Rufus Maynard, of Kenova, WV. The body was at the A. L. Jacobsen Funeral Home in Huntington, NY. Funeral services were held at St. Johns Episcopal Church and internment was made in Cold Springs Harbor Cemetery at Huntington. Survivors, other than the parents, include the husband, Richard Pade; three daughters, Ann Hancock, Elizabeth and Nancy Pade, one son, Leland Hancock, Jr., also her maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Harwick of Route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1964

 

PECK, Mary (Layne)

1881-1964

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Layne Peck, 82, of 1014 Ninth Avenue, Huntington, WV, who died Thursday, July 30, at her home, were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, by the Rev. Robert Wilson. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Born August 9, 1881, at Louisa, KY, she was a daughter of the late James C. Layne, Sr., and Mary Rebecca Shannon Layne. She was a member of the Louisa Chapter , Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Peck and her husband, W. Guy Peck, Sr., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 15. Survivors in addition to the husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy of Cincinnati and Mrs. Louise Hundley of Richmond, VA; a son, William G. Peck, Jr., of Huntington; and 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Attending the services from Louisa was a distant relative, Mrs. L. Byron Young. Mrs. Peck was a close relative of Mrs. Rice McClure, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

PORTER, Eliza Jane (Sparks)

1905-1964

Mrs. Eliza Jane Sparks Porter, 59, of 296 Woodland Avenue, Westwood, Ashland, who died Thursday night, August 20, in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness, was buried in Dixon Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from Fairview Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. H. Bailey Sadler and the Rev. Henry Lee Jones. She was born February 15, 1905 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Elliott and Tennie Thompson Sparks and had resided in Westwood for 30 years. She was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine. Survivors include the husband, Lloyd Porter; one son, Joe Porter, of Ashland; two brothers, Kenneth Sparks of Russell and Arthur Sparks of Flatwoods; four sisters, Mrs. L. H. Fraley of Morehead, Mrs. Marvin Boggs of Webbville, Mrs. Herbert Webb, and Mrs. Carl Fraley of Columbus, and 4 grandchildren. The body was at the Caniff-Riggs Funeral Home in Westwood and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

PRICHARD, Lucy Elizabeth

1876-1964

Miss Lucy Elizabeth Prichard, 87, retired educator and one of Huntington's most beloved citizens, died Wednesday, July 29, at 12:30 p.m. at her home, 1102 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the home by the Rev. Samuel B. Cunningham. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. One of the city's most distinguished residents, known affectionately as "Miss Lucy" to hundreds, Miss Prichard was noted for her philanthropy and devotion to the causes of education. She has been associated with most of the worthwhile movements in Huntington in this century. She was born October 26, 1876, at Catlettsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Campbell Prichard. The deceased, a cousin of Mrs. H. L. Webb of Louisa, has visited here with the late Mrs. Victoria Vinson Prichard, grandmother of Mrs. Webb. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

RIFFE, Carl D.

Carl D. Riffe, 47, died at his home, Prestonsburg, KY, at 11:15 p.m. Sunday after an illness of 15 months. A son of the late James D. and Lou Childers Riffe, he was a native of Ashland. He represented the E. W. King Company, Bristol, VA-TN, and was a member of Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Aileen Montague Riffe, of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bull, Sacramento, CA and Mrs. Mossa Mirzian of Teheran, Iran; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Fox, Ashland, KY. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday, pending the arrival of his daughter from Iran. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

ROBERTS, Elba (Riffe)

Funeral services for Mrs. Elba Riffe Roberts, 73, of Webbville, KY, who died Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Willard Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery at Bells Trace near Webbville. The body was at the Satterly-Phillips Funeral Home in Grayson. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1964

 

SHORT, John Milton

1886-1964

John Milton Short, 77, of Adams, KY, died Saturday while visiting in Toledo, OH. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery at Adams. Born November 10, 1886, at Cordell, KY, he was a son of the late Jack and Esther Moore Short. He was a retired farmer and merchant. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ina Blankenship and Mrs. Pauline Moore of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Elva Payne of Adams, five sons, Ezra Short of Toledo, Shelva Short of Pataskala, OH, Elza Short of Adams, John M. Short of Utica, OH and Jack Short of Summit Station, OH; 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1964

 

SOWARDS, Katherine E. (Spencer)

Mrs. Katherine E. Sowards, of 2301 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, and mother of John B. Sowards an instructor at the University of Kentucky, Ashland Community College, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of five days. Mrs. Sowards was the widow of the Rev. Henry G. Sowards, a former minister of the Louisa Methodist Church, who died in 1947. Born in Fayette Co., WV, Mrs. Sowards was a daughter of the late Elliott and Rovena Pobst Spencer. She was a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church, a resident of Ashland 12 years, and a member of the Huntington Chapter of Gold Star Mothers. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Sada Coleman of Charleston, WV, two brothers, Lee P. Spencer of Weston, WV, and Ellis H. Spencer of Dunbar, WV and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Mary (Osburn)

1881-1964

Mrs. Mary Osburn Thompson, 83, of Radnor Route 1, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Monday after a six month illness. She was born in Wayne County, WV, March 1, 1881, a daughter of the late Joe and Ruth Ferguson Osburn. Her husband, W. H. Thompson, died in 1961. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Lost Creek United Baptist Church, Route 2, Mill Creek, WV, with the Revs. John Castle, George Perry and Kelly Castle, officiating. Burial was made in the Damron Cemetery on Route 1, Radnor, WV. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter Porter of Radnor, Route 1, and Mrs. A. J. Gilliam of Dunlow; four sons, Fred Thompson of Radnor, Route 1, Willard Thompson of Batavia, OH, Route 2, Bert Thompson of Radnor and Birbon Thompson of Cincinnati; a brother, Frank Osburn of Huntington; 35 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1964

 

YOUNG, Herma V. (Griffith)

1898-1964

Mrs. Herma V. Griffith Young, 65, of 216 Ninth St., Ashland, died Friday at 7:10 p.m. in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness. She was born October 13, 1898 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of John T. and Marybelle Smith Griffith. She had resided in Ashland for 35 years and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Charles R. (Vic) Young of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Fraley of Worthington; two brothers, Charles R. Griffith of Cherokee, KY and Ray H. Griffith of Worthington, and five grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1964

 

SEPTEMBER

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ADKINS, Ralph

Ralph Adkins, 41, a veteran of World War II, who had been missing from his home in Mesquite, TX since August 15, was found dead Sunday near his home. A son of the late Charlie and Liddie Adkins, of Louisa he was married to Fancine Brunch of Mesquite. Survivors are, besides the widow, two daughters, Carol 13, and Vicki 6, also six brothers, Raymond, of California, Charles of Decatur, IL, Owen of Darnelle, AR, Grover of Fort Gay, WV, Elmer and Don of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Phil Preece, Louisa and Mrs. Opal L. Hughes of Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, from the Euvankas Funeral Home in  Canton, TX. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1964

 

BELLOMY, Ralph Edward

1949-1964

Ralph Edward Bellomy, 15 year old son of Walter and Ella Cartmell Bellomy, of Route 1, Prichard, WV, and a ninth grade student at Fort Gay High School, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital of injuries received Tuesday in a traffic accident at Wurtland, KY. Young Bellomy was born February 23, 1949, at Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hubbardstown Community Chapel with the Rev. Glen Day and the Rev. Kenneth McComas officiating. Burial was in the Bellomy family cemetery on Prichard Route 1. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include four sisters, Mrs. Samuel Smith of Wadsworth, OH, and Lotus Irene, Juda Ann and Diana Lynn Bellomy, at home and the paternal grandfather, Lons Bellomy of Prichard Route 1. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the parents, on Monday morning. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1964

 

BOWEN, Minnie (Copley)

1878-1964

Mrs. Minnie Bowen, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday night at her home after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Copley Memorial Church near Crum with the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. Burial was in Copley Cemetery near Crum. Born October 26, 1878, at Crum, she was the daughter of the late Dickie and Elizabeth Porter Copley. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Stella Shull of Williamson, Mrs. Ezra Hayton of Prichard, Mrs. Mark Chaffin of Chattaroy, Miss Hazel Bowen of Fort Gay and Mrs. Dockie Johnson of Kermit; two sons, Bill Bowen of Crum, Route 1 and George Bowen of Prichard, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Finley of Naugatuck and Mrs. Stella Stepp of Beauty, KY; two brothers. W. B. Copley of Xenia, OH, and Harmon Copley of Crum; 45 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1964

 

CARTER, Lottie (Wilks)

1883-1964

Mrs. Lottie Carter, 81, of Route 4, Louisa passed away at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a son, Don Carter, on Louisa Route 1. She was born March 20,1 883, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Bipsley Wilks in Carter County, KY. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Kay Carter, preceded her in death in May 1963. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel Church, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Chester Salyers, Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Alkie Conti, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Patty Carter, Gahanna, OH; four sons. R. L. Carter, Maysville, OH, Luther Carter, Chillicothe, OH, Don Carter, Route 1, Louisa, and Forest Carter of Beaumont, TX; one sister, Mrs. Barbara McKinney, Louisa; one brother, Henry Wilks, Catlettsburg, KY; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home and will lie in state at the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1964

 

CRANK, Chris

1888-1964

Chris Crank, 75, Route 1, Ashland, KY, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of five days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. W.R. Bradshaw. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Crank was born December 25, 1888, at Fallsburg, a son of the late Columbus and Catherine Dye Crank. He had resided in Boyd County for 60 years and was a retired employee of Allied Chemical's Semet-Solvay Division. He was a member of the Cannonsburg Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Saunders Crank; one son, Elmer Crank of Ashland and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Della Collinsworth of San Francisco. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1964

 

ECKERT, Charles A.

Charles A. Eckert, 69, of Wayland, KY, died Tuesday, August 24, in Veterans Hospital, Lexington, KY. Funeral services were conducted from the Pentecostal Church of Christ at Wayland, KY, Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ollie Salmon. Burial was made in the Ekers Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mr. Eckert was a veteran of World War I, a retired miner of Elkhorn Coal Corp. of Wayland and a deacon in the Pentecostal Church, having been a member for 38 years. He was born in Pittsburg, PA, the son of Charles and Catherine McClintock Eckert of Hamburg, Germany. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Belle Ekers Eckert; one son, Adrian, of Wayland; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Youhi of Pittsburgh; one half brother, Jack Vincent of Wayland, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1964

 

ISON, Alice (Coldiron)

1866-1964

Mrs. Alice Coldiron Ison, 98, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, September 16, at the home of a son, Raymond Ison of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Cindas Creek Church at Relief, KY, with the Rev. Emmerson Collier and the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial was in the Doc Ison Cemetery at Moon, KY. She was born at Sandy Hook, KY, on June 6, 1866, a daughter of the late Hiram and Rebecca Jane McCarty. Her husband, R. H. Ison, died in 1936. Surviving in addition to the son are 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the Raymond Ison home Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1964

 

OSBORN, Norman L.

1887-1964

Norman L. Osborn, 77, died at 1 p.m. August 21, at his home on Route 2, Canal Winchester, OH following a long illness. A former resident of Lawrence County, Blainetown, December 15, 1887, a son of the late Charles and Sena Creech Osborn. He was a farmer before coming to Louisa about 20 years ago where he worked as a hardware clerk until going to Ohio in 1957, after retirement. The deceased was a member of the First Christian Church of Blaine, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Bates Osborn to whom he had been married for more than 57 years; one daughter, Mrs. Lyda Ward, Plain City, OH; two sons, Hubert and Charles, Canal Winchester; a brother, Wayne Osborn, Shelbyville, KY; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday August 24, 10 a.m. in the O. R. Woodward Chapel, Columbus. Interment was made in Plain City. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1964

 

REED, William V.

1884-1964

William V. Reed, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in a Huntington rest home after an extended illness. Born July 9, 1884, at Fort Gay, he was a painter by trade. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. He is survived by a brother, Byron Reed, of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1964

 

SPARKS, Katherine (Adams)

1897-1964

Mrs. Katherine Adams Sparks, 67, of Route 4, Louisa, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 2. She suffered a heart attack. Mrs. Sparks was born at Adams, on March 22, 1897 a daughter of Nancy Hale Adams, Olive Hill, KY and the late George Adams. Surviving are her husband, Richard Sparks, to whom she had been married for 47 years; four daughters, Mrs. Verisa Fannin and Mrs. Viola Sexton, both of Route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Goldie Ball of Route 3, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Geneva Wright of Route 5, Ashland; a son, Vinas Sparks of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Dortes Cotton of Grayson; a brother, Gilbert Adams of Olive Hill; 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the residence with the Rev. Elias Cotton and the Rev. Woods officiating. The body was moved at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1964

 

WEBB, Lace

1905-1964

Lace Webb, 59, of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, died Thursday, September 10, in a hospital at Richlands, VA, after a two day illness. He was in Richlands visiting relatives. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Oak Grove Church on Paddle Creek on Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. A farmer, he was born May 30, 1905, in Wayne County, a son of the late Smith and Susan Roberts Webb. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bertie Mae Younce Webb, to whom he had been married for 20 years; three daughters, Mrs. James Burton of Lucas, OH, Mrs. James Nutter of Cleveland and Mrs. Lois Blanton of Kenova; four sons, Alvin Webb of Bellville, OH, Gordon Webb of Marengo, OH, Emmett Webb of Mansfield, OH, and Billy Webb at home; three sisters,  Mrs. Arnold Webb of Fort Gay, Route 2, Mrs. George Evanoff of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. Russell Miller of Wayne, MI; three brothers, Mate Webb of Bakersfield, CA, Oscar Webb of Fort Gay Route 2, and Alfred Webb of Tazewell, VA; and 23 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1964

 

WORKMAN, Lizzie (Moore)

1882-1964

Mrs. Lizzie Moore Workman, 82, of Fallsburg, KY, died Saturday night in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Fugate Cemetery at Fallsburg. She was born June 17,1 882, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Lafe and Fannie Collinsworth Moore, and had lived there all her life. Survivors include her husband, Will Workman, to whom she had been married 60 years; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Hoy of Camden, TN, and Mrs. Herman Caudill of Columbus, OH; a son, Hobart Workman of Fallsburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Branham of Louisa and Mrs. Rosa Ruggles and Mrs. Ben O'Daniel of Louisa, Route 4, and a brother, Everett Moore of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1964

 

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ADAMS, Maudie (Ward)

1906-1964

Mrs. Maudie Ward Adams, 58, of Louisa, died Wednesday, October 7, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Paris Adams on Louisa Route 4. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery on Two Mile Creek near Louisa. Also surviving are the husband, William Adams; two other sisters, Mrs. Elijah Standiford and Miss Nancy Ward of Boons Camp, KY, and two brothers, Willie and Hansford Ward. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the home of the sister at 10 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

AKERS, James B.

1887-1964

Rev. James B. Akers, 73, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday night October 6, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m.  Friday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church near Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery near Fort Gay. Born January 15, 1887, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late James and Drusie Crabtree Akers. He was the pastor of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Julia Crabtree Akers; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Riffe of Huntington, two sons, Leonard and Garland Akers of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Plina McCoy of Kenova, and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the home Thursday and to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

BOOTH, Andrew Jackson

1873-1964

Andrew Jackson Booth, 91, of Kermit, WV, died Tuesday in a Louisa nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Grayson officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born September 8, 1873, he was a son of the late Rev. James and Jane Mollett Booth. A retired Fort Gay merchant, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kermit and the Masonic Lodge at Fort Gay. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lillian B. Kirk of Kermit; a son, Walter L. Booth of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Lissie Young of Charleston, WV, a brother, Henry Booth of Louisa, Route 2, and 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

BRANHAM, Drew J.

1900-1964

Drew J. Branham, 63, of Clifford, KY, died at his home Friday. He had been bedfast for 14 years as the result of a stroke. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. He was born November 8, 1900, at Clifford, a son of the late Andrew J. and Minerva Frazier Branham, and was a brakeman for the Norfolk & Western Railway before his illness. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Jane Maynard Branham; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Hughes of Columbus and Mrs. Bernard Foster of Warsaw, OH, a son, Claude Branham at home; five grandchildren. The body was taken tot he residence at 3 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home and returned to the funeral home Sunday at 1 p.m. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

BURGESS, John H.

1895-1964

John H. Burgess, 69, of Daytona Beach, FL, a former Ashland resident, died Thursday night, October 8, in a motel at Kingsport, TN. Mr. Burgess was en route home after visiting relatives in Boyd County. He was a retired locomotive engineer and had been employed with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the pastor of the First Methodist Church, Louisa, officiating, and burial was in Ashland Cemetery. He was born August 28, 1895, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Gordon and Emma McClure Burgess. He was a member of the Methodist Church and served with the U. S. Navy in World War I. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Daniel of Kise, KY. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

BURKE, James Earl

James Earl Burke, 26 year old native of Louisa, Route 2, was injured fatally at 11:30 p.m. Friday when a car struck a motorcycle he was riding in Rio Dell, CA. The victim, son of James C. and Virlie Endicott Burke of Louisa, Route 2, had resided in Rio Dell for the past eight years. Graveside services were conducted at the See Cemetery, at Walbridge, KY, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Luther Hardwick and the Rev. Jack See officiating. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are two brothers, Mack Burke, of Louisa, Route 5, and Ben Burke of Rio Dell and a sister, Mrs. James D. Slone of Charleston, SC. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

CALTON, Ada (Taylor)

1896-1964

Mrs. Ada Calton 68, Route 2, Louisa, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Myrtle Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Calton was born September, 24, 1896, at Hindman, KY, a daughter of the late James and Laura Parks Taylor. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Chad Calton; three daughters, Mrs. Recie Preston, Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Lillian Blevins of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Clyde Dingus of Hide, KY, two sons, Hargis Calton of Lexington, KY and Willis Calton of Fairborn, one sisters, Mrs. Lula Wallace of Hindman; two half brothers, Manford and Linville Calton, both of Hindman; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

CASTLE, Lydia (Bevans)

1892-1964

Mrs. Lydia Bevans Castle, 72, of Louisa, Route 1, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a three month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Arrowood and the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Bevans Cemetery. Mrs. Castle was born May 29, 1892 at Georges Creek, Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Julie Lowe Bevans. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elwood Sloan of Urbana, OH, and Mrs. Roy MaGruder of Hawthorne, CA; three sons, Fred Castle of Price, KY, Cecil Castle of Ulysses, KY and Gordon Castle of Columbus, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Tavie Wheeler, Mrs. Brack Edwards and Mrs. Tommy Bevans of Columbus, and Mrs. Rubin Hall of Wharton, WV; a brother, Willie Bevans of Louisa, Route 1, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

CHARLES, Edgel

1906-1964

Edgel Charles, 58, of 293 Kerr Street, Columbus, OH, formerly of Mount Sterling, KY died at his home Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Bell Chapel on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in Bevins Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. A farm laborer, he was born February 20,1 906, at Ulysses, KY, a son of the late William and Nancy Edwards Charles. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Clara Bevins Charles, to whom he had been married 28 years; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Blaha and Mrs. Alkie Jean Mobley, and three sons, Edgel Vencel, Clyde and Johnny Charles, all of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Hiblen of Huntington, Mrs. Litha Franklin of Millersport, OH and Miss Jossie and Miss Elizabeth Charles of Paintsville, KY, five brothers, Joe Charles, Thealka, KY, James Charles, Charley, KY, Steve and Ray Charles, Columbus, and Willie Charles, Hillsboro, OH and 15 grandchildren. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1964

 

FLUTY, Deborah

1964-1964

Deborah Fluty, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fluty of Route 2, Louisa, died shortly after birth at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Survivors include the parents, Ray and Anna Copley Fluty; three sisters, Mary Ann, Carolyn and Janice Fluty, all at home; two brothers, Paul and Phillip Fluty, at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Fluty of Fort Gay, WV. Private funeral services under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home, were conducted Monday at the Fluty Lick Cemetery, near Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1964

 

FRASHER, Reynolds F.

1875-1964

Reynolds F. Frasher, 89, of Fort Gay, WV, who died Friday in a Louisa hospital, was buried in Fort Gay Cemetery following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Paul Mullens officiating. A retired locks tender on the Big Sandy River, he was a former mayor of Fort Gay and member of the Town Council. Born March 12, 1875, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late William V. and Nancy Thompson Frasher. He was a member of Lodge 66, AF & AM. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cecil Patton of Louisa, two sons, Raymond and W. R. Frasher of Fort Gay and 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the son, W. R. Frasher, at Fort Gay from the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

HAY, Henry Edman

1888-1964

Henry Edman Hay, 75, died in a Huntington hospital at 9:45 p.m. Monday after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Hay was born November 30, 1888, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late John J. and Sarah Seagraves Hay. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Holbrook Hay; four daughters, Mrs. Willard Williams, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Thomas Murray of Franklin Furnace, OH, Mrs. Lonzo Burton of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. John Kitchen of Coal Grove, OH, two sons, Bill Hay, Dayton, OH and Harold Hay, U. S. Army stationed in France; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Ross of Martha, KY and Mrs. Dicie Buchler of Wheelersburg; five brothers, Oscar Hay of Hilliards, OH, Richard and Asa Hay of Plain City, OH and Haden Hay of Greenup and Ballard Hay of Wheelersburg, 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1964

 

KELLY, Nellie (Triplett)

1892-1964

Mrs. Nellie Kelly, 72, of Whitman, WV, died Friday afternoon, in a Williamson, WV hospital following a long illness. Born at Webbville, KY, January 26, 1892, she was a daughter of Mrs. Permelia Triplett of Webbville and the late Daniel Triplett. Additional survivors include her husband, Gordon Kelly; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Adams of Webbville, Mrs. Ina Hill and Mrs. Monnie Adams both of Whitman, Mrs. Miriam Thompson of Lexington, KY, Mrs. Alice Way of Ashland, OH, and Mrs. Patricia Lucas of Ferrellsburg; five sons, May Kelly of Webbville, Leo Kelly of Lexington, Paul Ray and Arnold Kelly both of Whitman and George Kelly of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Large of Webbville, Mrs. Bertha Young of Wellston, OH and Mrs. Martha Jones of Vanceburg, KY; four brothers, Watson, Johnny, Lewis and Elmer Triplett, all of Webbville; and 32 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Coal Miners Chapel at Whitman by the Rev. Walter Lambert. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

LESTER, Lutishie (Swann)

Mrs. Lutishie (Tish) Swann Lester, 78, of Nettie, WV, passed away Tuesday, September 8, in a Richwood, WV hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted, September 10, from the Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Dorsey officiating. Burial followed in the Field's Cemetery at Nettie. She was a member of the Virginia O'Dell Baptist Church. She was born and reared at Cordell, KY. She was a daughter of the late Lewis R. and Jane Green Swann, and had made her home in West Virginia for the past 53 years. Survivors include her husband, Emery Lester; one daughter, Edith Workman, two sons, Leland, at home and Norman of Summersville, WV, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; four sisters, Miss Mollie Swann, Mrs. Belvia Perkins of Nettie, Mrs. Matilda Williams of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Lucretia B. Griffith of Columbus, OH; one brother, Dr. Reason E. Swann, Louisville, KY. Funeral services were under the direction of the Simon Funeral Home in Richwood, WV. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1964

 

MCBRAYER, Dexter F.

1914-1964

Dexter F. McBrayer, 49, of Pinson Fork, KY, died Thursday, October 8, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV, following a few months illness. He was born November 1, 1914, at Fielden, KY, son of the late Edward P. and Della Wheeler McBrayer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m. from the Presbyterian Church where he had been a faithful servant and worker for several years. Survivors include the widow, Marguerite, Pinson Fork; two daughters, Mrs. Della Stallard, Mrs. Marie Adams, Sunbury, OH; one son, Dexter, Jr., Morehead, KY; 7 sisters, Mrs. Frank Jackson, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Rufus H. Skaggs, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Floyd Castle, Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Martin Hay, Louisa, Mrs. Lester Brooks, Canton, OH, Mrs. Bill Flemming, Columbus, and Mrs. Don McGahan, Wilmette, IL; three brothers, Minton McBrayer, Frankfort, OH, George McBrayer of Plain City, OH, and James McBrayer of Taylor, MI; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1964

 

MOORE, Cora (Dillon)

1899-1964

Mrs. Cora Moore, 65, of Louisa, Route 5, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating and burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery on Louisa route 5. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, June 6, 1899, a daughter of the late Harrison and Polly Damron Dillon. Survivors include the husband, Solomon Moore, a son, Virgil Moore of Louisa Route 5, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Anderson of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Polly Dalton, Mrs. Thelma Whitt, Miss Edna Moore and Mrs. Nannie Marie Whitt of Louisa, Route 5, three brothers, Riley Dillon of Crum, WV, Wayne Dillon of Louisa, and Albert Dillon of Prichard, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Endicott and Mrs. Rhodia Wellman of Fort Gay; and 33 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from

the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

MOORE, Isabelle (Graham)

1870-1964

Mrs. Isabelle Graham Moore, of Winchester, KY, died Thursday morning October 15, at her home following a heart attack. A former resident of Cherokee, KY, she had lived in Winchester for the past 40 years. She was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Wellman Graham and the widow of F. H. Moore. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Edgington Funeral Home, Winchester, with the Rev. Richard Maynard, pastor of Blaine Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery, Cherokee. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward Renaker of Winchester; three sons, Watson Moore, of Winchester, Dr. J. E. Moore of Ashland, and Frederick Moore of Lexington and four grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home assisted in the local arrangements and burial. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1964

 

NELSON, John

1880-1964

John Nelson, 84, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Nelson was born May 1, 1880, at Busseyville, KY, a son of the late Mont and Eunice Wellman Nelson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in the Five Forks Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Jordan Nelson, one daughter, Mrs. Ballard Pennington, Route 3, Louisa; one son, Mont Nelson of San Fernando, CA; two sisters, Miss Samantha Nelson of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Hannah Chapman of Columbus, OH, three grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

PRESTON, Rae

1888-1964

Miss Rae Preston, of 342 W. Fifth Ave., Huntington, WV, a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., with 25 years service, died Friday in a local hospital after a brief illness. A former resident of Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of the late L. M. and Sarah Jane Parks Preston of Louisa. Survivors include a sister, Mae Preston and a brother, Marcus Preston, both of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

SPARKS, Fannie Belle (Barker)

1895-1964

Mrs. Fannie Belle Sparks, 68, of Hitchins, KY, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an illness of four weeks. She was the widow of W. G. Sparks who died in 1960. Mrs. Sparks was born October 26, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barker. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the residence. Burial was in the Isaacs Cemetery on John's Run. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Seagraves of Grayson, Mrs. Irene Branham, of Route 2, Grayson; four sons, William, George, and Charles Sparks, all of Lexington, and John L. Sparks of Hitchins, 36 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

SPARKS, Fred

1880-1964

Fred Sparks, 84, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Potter Cemetery on Route 4. Mr. Sparks was born May 27, 1880, in Elliott County, KY a son of the late Thomas and Delaney Lucas Sparks. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sally Varney Sparks; six daughters, Mrs. Mack Ross of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Raymond and Mrs. Kenneth Wellman of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Virgil Thompson of Toledo, OH, Mrs. Gordon Lewis of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Morris Bellomy, Jr., of Gahanna, OH, four sons, Homer Sparks of New Breman, OH, Walter and Thomas Sparks of Columbus, and Harlan Sparks of Gahanna; 30 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home until one hour before the funeral when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

STURGILL, Sue Bertha (Burton)

1878-1964

Mrs. Sue Bertha Sturgill, 85, of Gahanna, OH, quietly passed away Sunday, September 20, 1 p.m. after three years illness, in a Columbus nursing home. She was born October 12, 1878, daughter of George Greenville and Charlotte Prince Burton of Irad, KY. After completion of grade school she attended two terms of instruction at Blaine, her instructor being Prof. John Milton Elam, during the years, 1897-1898. She was married to Bascom Sturgill, son of Rev. and Mrs. John Henry Sturgill of Wilbur, KY. to this union was born three daughters, Alice, Alka and Lucille, who preceded her in death many years ago. Soon after their marriage, they moved west to Carlsbad, CA. She lived alone after the death of her husband until three years ago when she became an invalid. She decided to come East and chose to make her home with her nephew, Luther and wife, Dorothy Salyer Burton, of Gahanna, OH. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Flora Chaffin and Mrs. Lillian Morse of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Mattie Thompson of Ashland, KY; four brothers, S. W. Burton of Adams, KY, John Burton, Route 2, Louisa, James Arlie Burton of Lockbourne, OH, and William Hobart Burton of Columbus; many nieces and nephews. She was also a cousin of Mrs. Jett Layne and Mrs. Stella Prince Moore of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, from the George Ingling Funeral Home, South Charleston, OH. Interment was made in the Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Attending the funeral from Kentucky were Mrs. Mattie Thompson, and son, Thomas B. Thompson, of Ashland, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skaggs, Martha. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Sherman

1902-1964

Sherman Thompson, 62, of Fort Gay, Route 2, who died Tuesday, September 29 at his home, was buried in the Thompson Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2, following funeral services Thursday, October 1, at 2 p.m. from the Old Pleasant Church with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. He was born June 22, 1902, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Drew Thompson, and was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Davis Thompson, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Chris Carnes of Mansfield, OH, and Miss Daisy Nichols at home; a stepson, William Nichols of Los Angeles; two sisters,  Mrs. Johnny Fyffe of Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. Milt Maynard of Kehoe, KY and two brothers, Roscoe and Jay Thompson of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1964

 

THORNSBERRY, William Melvin

1905-1964

William Melvin (Red) Thornsberry, 59, of Route 4, Louisa, died Tuesday night at 7 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William D. Perry, Louisa, after an extended illness. He was born February 15, 1905, in Glenwood, KY, son of Fred Thornsberry and the late Effie Savage Thornsberry. He was a barber in Louisa for several years. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial will be made in Thornsberry Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Victoria Branham Thornsberry; one daughter, Mrs. William D. Perry, Louisa; the father, Fred Thornsberry, Route 4, Louisa; one brother, Phil Thornsberry, Grayson, KY and three grandchildren. The body will remain at the Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

VASS, Robert

Robert Vass, 67, of Adams, KY, died suddenly while driving his automobile Wednesday of last week in downtown Louisa. His automobile side swiped a car belonging to Atty. C. L. Miller, going on a distance, stopping when it hit a clump of shrubbery at the Blue Sunoco Service Station. Dr. A. W. Wright, a Louisa physician, said the man died of a heart attack. Mr. Vass, a retired miner, lived in Charleston, WV, before his retirement. Since retirement, he had made his home with oldtime friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBrayer at Adams. Mrs. McBrayer, who was a passenger in the car, said Mr. Vass was stricken several yards from where the car stopped. The body was taken to the Heston Funeral Home here and later taken to the Owen and Booth Funeral Home in Charleston where funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Otis Fisher officiating. Interment was made in the Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Charleston. The deceased was born in Pocatalico, WV, April 12, 1897, a son of the late Jesse and Mary Vass. Survivors include one foster sister, Mrs. Mary Rineking, and one foster brother, W. R. Lotten, both of Charleston. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1964

 

WORKMAN, Ossian (Chapman)

1901-1964

Mrs. Ossian Chapman Workman, 62, of Fort Gay, Route 1, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital, Wednesday, October 7. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. Gordon Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born December 28, 1901, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Ruth E. Chapman. Survivors include the husband, Laze Workman; three daughters, Mrs. Rural Lemaster, of Fort Gay, Route 1, Mrs. Fred Wallace of Cleveland and Mrs. John Hamilton, of Wadsworth, OH, two sisters, Mrs. S. G. Bryant of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. L. D. Billups of Fort Gay; a brother, C. C. Chapman of Louisa and 11 grandchildren. the body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1964

 

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BOGGS, Henry Delbert

1912-1964

Henry Delbert Boggs, 52, of Buchanan, KY, died Wednesday, October 28, after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel on Catlettsburg Route 2 by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Robert Shockey, and burial was in the chapel cemetery. He was born, February 14, 1912, a son of Mrs. Nola Holbrook Boggs of Ironton and the late William Boggs. Mr. Boggs had been employed in the maintenance department of the Ashland Oil & Refining Co. for 20 years and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lucille Gillum Boggs; a daughter, Tony Marcella Boggs at home, three sisters, Mrs. Fred Elswick of Athens, OH, Mrs. Ed Rogers of Ashland, and Mrs. Arnold Huff of Ironton, a brother Carl Boggs, of Chester, PA. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home at 11 a.m. Thursday. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

BORDERS, Arlie L.

1894-1964

Arlie L. Borders, 70, of 518 Virginia St., Westwood, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at his home after a sudden illness. He was a retired construction worker. Mr. Borders was born August 29, 1894, at Ulysses, KY, a son of the late William Anderson and Geneva Burton Borders. He had resided in Westwood for the past 22 years. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carnalee Castle Borders; three sons, Jack, William A. and Earl Borders, all of Columbus; 7 daughters, Mrs. Opal Taylor, Mrs. Pearl Churella, Mrs. Carolyn Mullins, Mrs. Evelyn Fannin and Mrs. Kathryn Patton, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jewel Reynolds of Kenwood, Russell; and Mrs. Helen Wollerman of Madison, IN; two brothers, Roy and Sam Borders of Ulysses, KY 3 sisters, Mrs. Nolda Jones of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Edna Edwards of Ulysses and Mrs. Clista Price of Ashland and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelley McGraw and the Rev. Johnny Eldridge officiating. Burial was made in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. The body was at the Caniff-Riggs Funeral Home at Westwood and was taken tot he church to lie in state one hour preceding the service. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

CHAPMAN, Stella (Workman)

18674-1964

Mrs. Stella Wellman Chapman, 90, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, October 28, at Roanoke. She was the mother of J. Paul Chapman, 2 Mortimer Place Huntington, real estate broker. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born July 29, 1874, at Fort Gay, she was the daughter of the late Clabe and Mellie Wellman and the widow of J. Albritton Chapman. Survivors, in addition to the one son, include a daughter, Mrs. R. Graham Tavenner of Roanoke, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was brought to Young's Funeral Home, Louisa, Friday. The body was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

CHILDERS, Shelby Jane (Deboard)

1937-1964

Mrs. Shelby Jane Childers, 27, of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, Route 1, died in a Columbus hospital, Friday. She was born at Freeburn, KY, a daughter of Isaac and Louanna Hayes Deboard, now of Louisa route 1. She had lived in Columbus for 10 years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clyde Ferrell and the Rev. Cline Salyers officiating. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to the parents, are the husband, Harold Childers, 3 sons, Ronald Lee, Paul Richard and Jimmy Childers, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Perry of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Henry Moore of Louisa Route 1 and 6 brothers, Clarence, Arthur, Oscar, Everett, Isaac, Jr., and James Deboard, all of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

DOKKEN, Katherine Elizabeth

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Dokken, 34, of 476 West Second Street, Lexington, KY, were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Lexington, with burial following there. She was a niece of John Riffe, Sr., of Huntington and a granddaughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Billy Riffe, Louisa. Mrs. Dokken was killed Saturday when the car in which she was riding collided with another car at the Williamstown, KY exit on Interstate Route 75. Boyd Dale Crain, 38, of Lexington, with whom Mrs. Dokken was riding, also was killed. Mrs. Dokken was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Riffe of Lexington. Her father was a native of Lawrence County, formerly of Louisa. Her husband, Norman Dokken, died about 6 years ago. Additional survivors include two daughters and two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Hisle of Lexington and the former Judy Riffe of Louisville. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

FARLEY, Flossie (Clevenger)

1899-1964

Mrs. Flossie Clevenger Farley, 65, of Warfield, KY, died November 2 en route to a Louisa hospital. She was born March 10, 1899, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late J. W. and Laura Payne Clevenger. She was first married to Sherman Hoffs, and after his death she married Lee Roy Farley, who survives. Funeral services, under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez, KY, were conducted Wednesday, November 4 at 1 p.m. from the Warfield Methodist Church with the Rev. M. G. Moyer officiating. Burial was made in Warfield Cemetery. Mrs. Farley was a cousin to Mrs. K. C. Walker and E. J. Payne of Louisa and a former resident of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

HAMMOND,

1964-1964

Infant Hammond, daughter of Lawrence and Mary Whitt Hammond of Louisa Route 5, who died at birth in a Louisa hospital Thursday night, October 29 was buried in Buffalo Horn Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5, following graveside rites at 2 p.m. Saturday conducted by the Rev. Carl Horn. Additional survivors include a sister and brother, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hammond, and John Whitt, all of Louisa, Route 5. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

HICKMAN, Atha Jane

1894-1964

Miss Atha Jane (Tossie) Hickman, 70, Route 1, Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, in a Louisa nursing home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Hickman Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Miss Hickman was born September 25, 1894, at Charley, KY, a daughter of the late John W. and Julia Butler Hickman. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, W. D. Hickman of Ashland and Gus Hickman of Columbus, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

HILL, William Thomas

1875-1964

William Thomas Hill, 89, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of six months. He was born at Ivanhoe, VA, June 20, 1875. Mr. Hill was a carpenter and a member of the Wilson Methodist Chapel for the past 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Salt Petre Community Church with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. He is survived by his widow, Minnie Holt Hill, to whom he had been married 58 years; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lanham and Mrs. Louise Noe, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Ruby Draudt, of Columbus, OH, five sons, Robert Hill of Savannah, GA, Herbert Hill, of Mansfield, OH, John Hill of Ashland, and Ralph and Charles Hill, both of Fort Gay; 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

KIRK, Charles A.

1900-1964

Charles A. Kirk, 64, of Louisa, died Wednesday, October 28, in a South Williamson, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. James Grayson officiating and burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. He was born August 10, 1900, a son of Mrs. Jenny Belle Starr Kirk of Kermit, WV, and the late Matthew Kirk, and was a retired coal miner. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert Wolford of Freeburn, KY, Mrs. James E. Pennington and Mrs. Jerry Dotson of Louisa; two sons, Robert D. Kirk of Nitro, WV and Willard f. Kirk, Springfield, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Waldron of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Walter Dutton of South Shore, KY and Mrs. Charles Pickrell of Monroe, MI; two brothers, Oscar Kirk of Kermit and William Kirk of Springfield, OH; and 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

LEMASTER, Stephen Carl

1964-1964

Stephen Carl Lemaster, 5 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewie Lemaster of Albany, GA, died Thursday in an Albany hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lemaster-Thompson Cemetery on Mill Creek, just south of Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Additional survivors include a sister, Suzanne Lemaster at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster of Mansfield, OH, and the maternal grandparents. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

LUTE, Beatrice (Pennington)

1907-1964

Mrs. Beatrice Pennington Lute, 57, of Greensburg, PA, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Wednesday, October 28, at the home of a sister, Mrs. C. T. Billups, 420 Lock Avenue, Louisa, after a year's illness. She had been living with her sister for five weeks. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Barnhart Funeral Home at Greensburg and burial was in Greensburg Memorial Park. She was born in Louisa on April 27, 1907, a daughter of the late George W. and Virginia Moore Pennington. Survivors in addition to the husband, Clyde Emory Lute, to whom she had been married for 14 years, two sons, J.L. Tiller of Lorain, OH, and George W. Tiller of Patterson, NJ; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard Crowe of Greensburg and 10 grandchildren. The body was a the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa until 11 a.m. Friday when it was taken to Greensburg Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

MILLER, Green

Green Miller, 62, a former Big Sandy News sales boy for many years, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery on Route 1, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1964

 

NOLAN, Chloe Etta (Clarkson)

1880-1964

Mrs. Chloe Etta Nolan, 84, of Busseyville, KY, who died Friday, October 30, in a Waverly, OH hospital, was buried in the Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. She was born March 17, 1880, at Busseyville, daughter of the late John and Nannie Sammons Clarkson. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Ferguson Nolan, preceded her in death April 3, 1957. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Dee Gartin and Mrs. Willie Ramey, both of Raceland, KY, Mrs. Millard Roberts and Mrs. Tommy Osborne, both of Louisa, Route 3, 5 sons, Lee and Vint Nolan, of Louisa, Richard Nolan of Stockdale, OH, Herbert and Willard Nolan both of Marion, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Carter of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Harrison Ferrell, of Adams, KY; 3 brothers, Hilbert and Efford Clarkson, of Busseyville and Clifford Clarkson of Louisa  Route 4, and 36 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

PARKS, Mary (Price)

1886-1964

Mrs. Mary Price Parks, 78, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Monday morning. She was born in Richardson, KY, March 17, 1886, a daughter of the late Cleve and Nancy VanHoose Price, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Patrick, KY. She had resided on Mill Creek, WV until a year ago, when the family moved to Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Edward Parks, to whom she had been married for 63 years; four daughters, Mrs. Hubert Pack of Louisa, Mrs. Earl Henry of Richardson, Mrs. Pearl Dalton of Fort Gay and Mrs. Delmar Hammonds of Sciotoville, OH three sons, Edward Herman, Elmo and William Parks, all of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Pearl Daniels of Ashland, a brother, Kermit Price of Paintsville, KY and 39 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

PORTER, Norman L.

1899-1964

Norman L. Porter, 65, 600 Wheatley Road, Westwood, KY, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday of a heart attack. He was a retired pipefitter, and was employed by Armco Steel Corp. Mr. Porter was born January 11, 1899, in Elliott County, a son of the late William Nelson and Martha Sloas Porter. He was a member of the Fred M. Gross Lodge No. 953 F & AM of Westwood. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ethel Hilton Porter, one son, Carl L. Porter of Flatwoods; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Risher of Westwood; Mrs. Claudine Craft, Ashland, Mrs. Betty Ruth Robertson and Mrs. Helen Overton, both of Houston, TX; one brother, Everett Porter of Webbville, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Clark of Stephens, KY and Mrs. Bertha Walker of Willard, KY, and 9 grandchildren. The body was at the Caniff-Riggs Funeral Home in Westwood. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

ROSE, Martha Helen

1964-1964

Martha Helen Rose, infant daughter of Milton and Anna Louise Smith Rose, of Louisa, died Sunday afternoon, in a Louisa hospital a few hours after birth. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Additional survivors include a sister, Etta Lou Rose, and a brother, Andrew Milton Rose; at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rose of Louisa Route 1, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ernest Peyton of Dallas, TX; a cousin, Mrs. Tom Hodge of Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1964

 

SKAGGS, Elbert T.

1886-1964

Elbert T. (Ebb) Skaggs, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday at 10 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs was born July 10, 1886, at Skaggs, KY, a son of the late James H. and Mary A. Boggs Skaggs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Patton and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha, KY. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha McCarty Skaggs; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Laney of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Turman Skaggs of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Chester Tolliver of Pleasantville, OH, and Miss Tennie Skaggs of Columbus; two sons, Earl Skaggs of Plain City, OH and Proctor Skaggs of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Collier, Mrs. Tipp Wheeler, and Mrs. Ferd Conley, all of Louisa; two brothers, Herb C. Skaggs and James Skaggs, both of Louisa; 40 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Cora (Fraley)

Mrs. Cora Thompson, 84, of Louisa, Route 1, died Wednesday, October 28, at her home. She was born at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Kelly and Martha Robinette Fraley, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Evergreen Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Herman Daniels of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Joe Prater of Kendellville,  IN, Mrs. Lena Robinette of Columbus, and Mrs. Ogle Childers, Jr., of Louisa, Route 3, five sons, Otha Thompson of Louisa, Cecil, Haskie and Kelly Thompson, Jr. of Louisa, Route 1, and Hershel Thompson of Adams, two sisters, Mrs. Lula Baker of Columbus and Mrs. S. T. Gussler of Louisa; a brother, L. B. Fraley of Springfield, OH and 42 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1964

 

UNCLE, Earl

Mr. Earl Uncle, former resident of the Point section, Louisa, passed away Tuesday, November 10, in a Veterans' Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL where he had been a patient for several months. Funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Carl Hess, pastor of the First Christian Church of St. Petersburg of which he was a member. Interment was made in the Veterans' Arlington Cemetery in St. Petersburg. His wife, the former Thelma Cyrus, also of Louisa, survives. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1964

 

YOUNG, Tava (Bishop)

1890-1964

Mrs. Tava Bishop Young, 74, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, October 24, at her home on Route 3, Lucasville, OH, known as the Owl Creek community, where she had lived for 15 years. She was born in Lawrence County, KY September 20, 1890, the daughter of the late Columbus and Alice Smith Bishop. On August 11, 1911, she was married to Charles Young, who survives. Other survivors include 9 sons, Ivan, John D., Hubert, Mayo, Leslie, Frank and Albert, all of Columbus, Norman of Ashland, KY and Monroe of Athens, OH; one daughter, Verna Mae Neil of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Emma Loar of Dearborn, MI. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 28, at 2 p.m. from the Owl Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Orville Southworth officiating. Burial was in the Owl Creek Cemetery, under the direction of the Hammerstein Funeral Home of Beaver, OH. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1964

 

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ADAMS, Nancy (Kelly)

1889-1964

Mrs. Nancy Kelly Adams, 75, of Louisa, Route 3, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Carter Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 3, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Barnette Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. She was born September 29, 1889, near Webbville, a daughter of the late Nelson and Elizabeth Hays Kelly. Her husband, John W. Adams, died in 1960. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Davis, of Louisa Route 3, a son, Grover Adams of Blaine, KY, three sisters, Mrs. Cisco Adams of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Gypsy Wellman of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Homer Campbell of Elkview, WV, seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1964

 

AUSTIN, John Calvin

1875-1964

John Calvin Austin, 89, of Fallsburg, KY, died in an Ashland hospital Thursday, December 17. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Curnutte Cemetery at Fallsburg. He was born at Fallsburg, on June 5, 1875, a son of the late Henry C. and Mary Alice Thomas Austin, and was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cynthia Curnutte Austin, to whom he had been married for 59 years; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Diamond of Fallsburg and Mrs. Ellis Johnson of Huntington; a son, Ernest J. Austin of Jamestown, OH; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964

 

BERNARD, Malissa (Adkins)

1886-1964

Malissa Adkins Bernard, 78, died Saturday at 7 p.m. at her home near Fallsburg, KY, following an illness of three years. She was born January 8, 1886, in the Twin Branch section of Lawrence County. She was the daughter of the late John and Louisa Large Adkins. Graveside rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Interment was made in the Bernard Cemetery. Survivors include a son, John J. Bernard, at home; one brother, Jonah Adkins, Ironton, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Jordan of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Sarah Diamond of Columbus, OH. Arrangements were made by the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1964

 

BLANKENSHIP, Margaret (Clark)

1903-1964

Mrs. Margaret Clark Blankenship, 61, of Route 1, (England Hill) Catlettsburg, who died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness, was buried in Catlettsburg Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Southside Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William Sturgill and the Rev. J. C. Skaggs officiating. A former resident of Louisa, she was born in Patton, PA, April 4, 1903, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Clark. She resided with a daughter, Mrs. Ruby York for a year. Before then she lived in Dayton, OH and in this county. Additional survivors include a son, John Thomas Blankenship of Dayton; three other daughters Mrs. Eric Watson of Snyder, NY, Mrs. D. C. Langley of Moore, OK, and Mrs. Howard Cooley of Lynchburg, OH; a brother, James H. Clark of Princeton, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Smith of Miami, FL and Mrs. Pearl Hale of Detroit and 14 grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1964

 

BOLING, Milton N.

Milton N. Boling passed away November 17, at his home in Mesa, AZ, where he had resided for several years. He was born at Wilbur, KY, a son of the late Joe and Alma Swetnam Boling. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Paul Jones at the Turner Funeral Home at Hillsboro, OH, November 23. Interment was made in the Veterans' Cemetery at Hillsboro. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary McCoppin. Attending the funeral were Mrs. Charles Carey of Louisa, a sister in law, Mr. Charles Gambill of Blaine, a nephew, and Mrs. B. L. Stinson, of Ashland, a niece. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

BOYES, John E.

1890-1964

John E. Boyes, 74, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on Fort Gay, route 1, with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating and burial will be in Trent Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. He was born in Wayne County, WV, February 11, 1890, a son of the late J. E. and Jane Pauley Boyes. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ella Trent Boyes of Fort Gay, seven sons, Raymond Boyes of Fort Gay, John Ralph Boyes in Florida, Robert D. Boyes in Kansas, Ted Boyes of Cleveland, Trent Boyes of Atlanta, Paul R. Boyes of Wooster, OH, and Roy Kenneth Boyes of Fort Gay Route 1; three daughters, Mrs. Steve Beres of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Betty Johnson of Prichard and Mrs. Jane Nettleton of Medina, OH; three brothers, P.T. and Acie Boyes of Rittman and R.P. Boyes of Luther Glen, VA; two half brothers, Odley Boyes of San Francisco and Alfred Boyes of Rittman and two half sisters, Mrs. Iris Mogler and Ella Boyes of Rittman. The body is at the Morris-Booten Funeral Home at Wayne. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

CAINES, Henry C.

1893-1964

Henry C. Caines, 71, of 3412 Central Ave., Ashland, died Saturday at 10:45 p.m. in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Lee A. Gore and the Rev. Robert Shockey officiating. Burial followed in Ashland Cemetery. A retired construction foreman, he was employed for 40 years with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Mr. Caines was born June 24, 1893, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Henry and Mary Salisbury Caines and had resided in Ashland for 26 years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Central Baptist Church and the American Legion, Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Layne Caines; two sons, Wendall Caines of Ashland and Harold Caines of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Jordan of Colton, CA; two brothers, R. H. Caines of Ashland and W. W. Caines of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. J. P. McHale of Dallas, TX and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1964

 

CHADWICK, Adelaide (Harmon)

1879-1964

Mrs. Adelaide Chadwick, 85, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died December 23, at 4:30 p.m. at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Newcomb Methodist Church on Louisa Route 4, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery there. Born March 17, 1879, at Buchanan, KY, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Mariah Kinner Harmon. She was the widow of Thomas H. Chadwick who died in 1949. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Della Copley of Route 2, Catlettsburg, four step daughters, Mrs. Mary Faber of Ottawa Lake, MI, Mrs. Cassie Osborne of Zionsville, IN, Mrs. Herma Morman of Ashland and Mrs. Sallie Osborne of Glenarm, IL; three stepsons, t. E.Chadwick of Hardy, KY, Willie J. Chadwick of Fort Pierce, FL and R. W. Chadwick of Las Vegas, NV; and three grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1964

 

COPLEY

1964-1964

Infant twins Copley, sons of Otis and Donna Faye Robinette Copley, of Fort Gay, route 1, WV, were dead at birth Sunday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bartram Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. Survivors include two sisters, Linda Mae and Donna Jean Copley and two brothers, James Dean and Matt Donovan Copley, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cecil Robinette, of Fort Gay and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Mae Copley of Fort Gay, Route 1. The bodies were at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964

 

CORDLE, Homer Lee

Homer Lee Cordle, 55, of Clarkston, MI was found dead in bed at 4 p.m. Monday at his home. He apparently suffered a heart attack, members of the family were told. Mr. Cordle was a native of Lawrence County, KY, a son of Mrs. Molly Cordle of 604 Bellefonte Road, Westwood and the late Milt Cordle. Surviving are his widow, Flo Cordle; one daughter, Katherine, of Portsmouth, OH; two sons, Homer Lee Cordle of Columbus and Edgar Cordle of New York, two brothers,  Johnny Cordle of Washington, D. C. and Charles Cordle of Ypsilanti, MI; four sisters, Mrs. George Alley of Westwood, Mrs. Charles Griffith of Blaine, Mrs. Oscar Withrow of Petersburg, MI and Mrs. Jim Castleberry of Ypsilanti. Funeral services and burial will be in Michigan. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

DAVIS, Walter O.

1890-1964

Walter O. Davis, 74, of Louisa Route 1, died Friday, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Smoky Valley Church on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery. He was the owner and operator of a grocery store on Louisa Route 1. Born June 1, 1890 in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Edith Josephine Borders Davis. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley Davis, six daughters, Mrs. Kelly Dowden and Mrs. Jesse Dowden of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Earl Robinette, Mrs. Glen Ferrell and Mrs. Finley Thompson of Columbus and Mrs. Robert Maintel of Norfolk, VA; two sons, William Davis of Louisa Route 3 and James Davis of Louisa Route 1; and 30 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1964

 

DAWSON, Julia (Doss)

1877-1964

Mrs. Julia Dawson, 87, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at her residence following an illness of one year. Mrs. Dawson was born February 2, 1877, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Wellman Doss. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Corene Dawson, at home; a son, J. R. Dawson of Wauseon, OH; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964

 

FLUTY, Lee

1890-1964

Lee Fluty, Sr., 74, of route 5, Louisa, who died at his home Saturday of an apparent heart attack, was buried in Fluty Cemetery on Fluty Lick following funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel at Inez with the Rev. Ray Fluty and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Mr. Fluty was born April 15, 1890, son of the late John and Romba Castle Fluty. Survivors include two brothers, Mont of Williamson, WV and Richard Fluty of Louisa, Route 5, Big Sandy News, December 31, 1964

 

FRANKIN, Tennie

1866-1964

Mrs. Tennie Franklin, 98, of Route 2, Louisa, died at her home Wednesday December 23. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Emily Northup Baptist Church on Louisa Route 2 with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Franklin-Sammons Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. She was born December 20, 1866, in Lawrence county. Her husband, John Franklin, died many years ago. Survivors include a son, H. L. Franklin of Louisa, Route 2 and four grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1964

 

HAWS, James A.

1880-1964

Word has been received here of the death of James A. Haws, of Santa Ana, CA. He was a son of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Hutchinson Haws, of Lawrence County. Mr. Haws is survived by two brothers, Milton Haws of Portsmouth, OH and George A. Haws of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964 (Note: He was born October 25, 1880 and died December 13, 1964)

 

HENSLEY, Sarah (Johnson)

Mrs. Sarah Johnson Hensley, 81, of Danelyton, KY, who died Thursday, November 26, at 5:45 a.m. in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness was buried in Danelyton Cemetery following funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Grace Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Pemberton, the Rev. Woodrow Brumfield and the Rev. Carl McKinney officiating. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late B. F. and Mary Meredith Johnson. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Warren and Eddie Hensley of Wurtland, KY, Robert and J. D. Hensley of Flatwoods, three daughters, Mrs. Ray Noble of Baltimore, Mrs. George Carr of Flatwoods and Mrs. Allen Thompson of Ashland, 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

HENSON, Robert

1894-1964

Robert Henson, 70, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Monday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military rites were held at graveside. Mr. Henson was born at Fallsburg, KY, September 22, 1894, a son of the late James and Anna Hatfield Henson, and was a retired employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Faye York and Mrs. Claude Copley of Louisa; a son, James Robert Henson of Louisa; two grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken tot he home Tuesday afternoon and was removed to the chapel one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1964

 

MARCUM, William H.

1888-1964

William H. Marcum, 76, of Louisa, Route 5, died Tuesday, December 15 in an Ashland hospital shortly after admission. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church at Buffalo Horn with the Rev. Sammy Branham, the Rev. Ray Fluty, and the Rev. T. H. Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Marcum Cemetery at Buffalo Horn. Born November 12, 1888, in Martin County, KY, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth Endicott Marcum. He was first married to Grace Hammond, who died a number of years ago Surviving include the widow, Mrs. Alice Fluty Marcum to whom he was married in 1955, four sons, Keither and Haskell Marcum of Columbus, OH, Everett Marcum of Allen, KY, and James Marcum of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Horn, Mrs. Pauline Endicott and Miss Irene Marcum of Louisa Route 5 and Mrs. Elizabeth Endicott of Irving, TX; a foster daughter, Mrs. Louisa Ward of Columbus; and 46 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964

 

MILES, Marvin

1918-1964

Marvin (Smiley) Miles, 46 years old of Pendleton, IN, formerly of Louisa, who died Sunday in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington after an illness of one year, will be buried in a Louisa cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Born May 26, 1918, in Lawrence county, he was a son of Mrs. Hattie Miles Trimble, of Columbus, OH and the late Jerome Miles. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served 26 months and in 4 campaigns during World War Ii and was wounded in action in Korea. He served through the Leyte, Guan, Ieshima and Okinawa campaigns receiving the Bronze Star for the Leyte campaign. He was with the 77th Infantry Division during the last war. This was the first division to leave the United States for the Korean Theater. Other survivors include 2 sons, John M. and James R. Miles, of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Mrs. Walter E. Boyd of Columbus. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion of Ashland, KY. The body was escorted to Louisa from Walter Reed Hospital by Sgt. Wallace Wright. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1964

 

MOORE, Isaac

Isaac Moore, 64, of 178 Commerce St., Lockbourne, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, passed away recently. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Willie Bell Moore; four daughters, Mrs. James (Hazel) Garrett of Columbus, Mrs. Russell (Herma) Godfrey of Groveport, OH, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Wallin, of New Jersey, Mrs. Melvin (Margaret) Lozier of Lockbourne; three sons, Willie Moore, Vernon Moore and Richard Moore, all of Lockbourne and 7 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Ellis of Frankfort, KY and Mrs. Cynthia Musick of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1964

 

PICKLESIMER, Dennis Tilford

1892-1964

Dennis Tilford Picklesimer, 72, of Route 2, Louisa, who died in an Ashland nursing home Wednesday, December 23, was buried in the Wellman Cemetery following funeral services conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Salt Petre Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. He was born in Johnson County, KY on June 10, 1892, a son of the late John and Sarah Blevins Picklesimer, and was a retired farmer and coal miner. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Terry Cole of Louisa, and Mrs. Dwayne Kunkle of Bellville, OH; a son, John Picklesimer; and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1964

 

RICE, Ida (Savage)

1891-1964

Ida Savage (Bobbie) Rice, 73, of Fallsburg, Route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, November 26, at 4 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence county, KY, October 28, 1891, a daughter of the late William and Martha Jordan Savage. She was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, and a former resident of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jay Duvall officiating. Burial was in the Savage family cemetery. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. She is survived by her husband, Benny Rice; two brothers, W. R. Savage and Arthur Savage, Sr., both of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

THOMPSON, Glen O.

Glen O. Thompson, 56, a meat cutter for Swift's Packing Company, passed away Wednesday, December 9, at his home in Columbus, OH. He was born in Louisa, KY, a son of Kitty and the late John Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 14, at 2 p.m. from the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. William Rochees officiating. Burial was made in the Forest Layne Cemetery, Columbus. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Betty Thompson, one daughter, Cheryl, one son, David, and the mother, two sisters, Mrs. Lexie Merritt and Mrs. Emaree Eckenrode, Columbus; and two brothers, Clyde and Paul Thompson, also of Columbus. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1964

 

VINSON, Elka

Elka Vinson, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died early Friday in a Louisa hospital after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Olin Kearns and the Rev. Larry Dunn officiating. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV. Born in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late L. K. and Martha Jane Jarrell Vinson and was a former Wayne County jailer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Holt Vinson, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Cardwell and a son, L. K. Vinson, both of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Jarrell Vinson of Lynchburg, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Jean Thacker of Huntington and Mrs. Olin Kearns, Glenhayes, and 4 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1964

 

WILSON, Florence (Wilbur)

1873-1964

Mrs. Florence Wilbur Wilson, 91, of Columbus, OH, and formerly of Route 1, Louisa, died Thursday afternoon, December 3, at her home in Columbus after a long illness. She had been living in Columbus about 10 years. Mrs. Wilson was born March 3, 1873, at Richardson, KY, a daughter of the late Ambrose T. and Maggie Williamson Wilbur. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the residence on Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Wilson and Miss Calista Wilson, both of Columbus, Mrs. Baz Wellman of Poland, OH, two sons, Walter Wilson of Columbus and Elmer Wilson of Wheelersburg, OH; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Preston of Richardson; 29 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Her husband, John H. Wilson, died in 1937. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence on Route 1 where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1964

 

 

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