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ADAMS, Ray Holt

1919-1965

Ray Holt Adams, 45, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday in City Hospital, Springfield, OH, following two days of serious illness and a month of failing health. Mr. Adams, a member of the United Holiness Church, was born January 22, 1919, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of L. C. and Rosa Payne Adams. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After his return, he was employed as a welder at the International Harvester Co., in Springfield, where he was an employee for 18 years. He was married to Ruth Surber, daughter of Nina and Shuran Surber, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Michael, Stephen and Gregory; one daughter, Brenda Lou; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Young; three brothers, Jay of Williamsport, OH, Kay of Springfield, and Lee of Mt. Vernon, OH. The body was taken tot he Littleton Funeral Home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Holiness Church, with the pastor, Rev. Jack Mounts, officiating. Pall bearers were Joe Boggs, Jim Clagett, Woodrow Dixon, bill Webb, Jack Mounts, Charles Spurgson, Interment was made in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1965

 

BATES, George

1884-1965

George Bates, 80 years old, of Hilliards, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Caldwell of Houckville, KY, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee United Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Perry and burial was in the Adams Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1. He was born at Webbville, January 14, 1884, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Bates, and was a farmer, returning to Lawrence county from Hilliards six months ago, to reside with his daughter. Survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Lewis Bentley of Thacker, WV, Mrs. Edgar Houck of Hilliards, Mrs. Clarence Kitchen of Linworth, OH, and Mrs. Millard Brown of Los Angeles; four sons, Roscoe, Estill, David and George Bates, Jr., all of Hilliards, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Maynard of Huntington and Mrs. Peggy Young of Cherokee, and 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1965

 

BUSSEY, Mary Ellen (Wellman)

1914-1965

Mrs. Mary Ellen Bussey, 50, of Bussseyville, KY died Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m. dead upon arrival at a local hospital of an apparent heart attack, from which she had been suffering 2 years. She was born April 16, 1914, at Busseyville, a daughter of John and Frankie Wellman of Route 1, Louisa. She was a member of the Busseyville Methodist Church, and widow of Henry Bussey since 1959. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Bussey Cemetery at Busseyville. Survivors other than the parents are one daughter, Mrs. Richard Nelson of Cincinnati, OH, two grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. Millard Fugitt of Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Marcus Hall of Ashland; four brothers, Gerald Wellman, Route 1, Louisa, Vant Wellman of Columbus, OH, Cecil Wellman of Huntington and Jack Wellman of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1965

 

CAPERTON, John W.

1964-1964

John W. Caperton, infant son of Staff Sergeant Berlin and Mrs. Mertie York Caperton of Louisa, now living in the Philippine Islands, died shortly after birth January 10 in a hospital there. Graveside rites were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Sgt. Caperton is stationed at Clark Air Force Base, Luzon, Philippines. Additional survivors include two brothers, Charles Edward and James Robert Caperton and two sisters, Carol Sue and Doris June Caperton, all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Minerva Caperton, and the maternal grandfather, Julius York, both of Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1965

 

CASTLE, Stella P. (Compton)

1879-1964

Mrs. Stella P. Castle, 85 years old of Louisa, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born at Ulysses, KY, October 20, 1879, a daughter of the late William Perry and Lovana Wolfe Compton, and was the widow of Harry Castle, who died in 1940. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elijah Rose of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Ira Hale of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. Virgil Blair of Watergap, KY, three sons, Roscoe Castle of Minden, WV, Ralph Castle of Mount Hope, WV, and John Castle of Louisa; three brothers, Willie Compton of Holden, WV, Burgess Compton of McDowell, KY, and Ora Compton of Virgie, KY; and 43 grandchildren and 87 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1965

 

CLARK, W. Dallas

W. Dallas Clark, 70, of Route 2, Sabina, OH died Saturday, January 2, at his residence. He was born in Floyd County, KY, son of the late James L. and Mary Harold Clark. He was a retired farmer and had spent most of his life around Louisa. He operated a feed store in Williamsburg, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 6, from the New Harmony Church, Brown County, OH, with the Rev. Jack Ellsberry officiating, and under the direction of Littleton Funeral Home in Sabina. burial was made in the Graceland Memorial Gardens, Fairmont County. Pallbearers were Paul Clark, Ralph Newberry, Lou May, Clarence Ellis, William John and James Clark. Survivors include the widow, Maggie Christian Clark and one son, Emory Clark, both of Sabina, Route 2; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha May, Williamsburg, OH, Mrs. Ethel Newberry, Mt. Orab, 3 brothers, John W. Clark of Williamsburg, Murfa Clark of Lebanan, and Reuben Clark, Batavia, OH. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1965

 

COMPTON, Ethel (Wallace)

1912-1965

Mrs. Ethel Compton, 52, of Louisa, died in a local hospital at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, January 21, after a three month illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa First Baptist Church of which she had been a member for 20 years, with the Rev. Jimmy Grayson officiating and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born at Adams, KY, September 15, 1912, a daughter of Arbie Wallace of Louisa Route 5 and the late Julia Ann Spencer Wallace. She had assisted her husband, Ernest L. Compton in the operation of a newsstand on Main Street here. Additional survivors include a son, Ben Compton, at home; a sister, Mrs. Kermit Miller of Charley, KY and two brothers, Eugene and Ernest Wallace of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1965

 

FUGITT, Violet (Hayes)

1894-1965

Mrs. Violet Fugitt, 70 years old, of Louisa, Route 2, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. The wife of Roscoe Fugitt, she was born August 25, 1894, at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Sterling P. and Emma J. Hayes. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church near Louisa. Survivors in addition to the husband include four daughters, Mrs. Sol Bradley of Betsy Layne, KY, Mr. Ray E. Smith of Sacramento, CA, Mrs. Willard Adkins  of Waco, TX and Mrs. Ray Goins of Cincinnati; two sons, W. P. Fugitt of Ashland and Guy Fugitt of Mansfield, OH; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs.  Sam Gatrell and Mrs. Milt Walker of Ashland and Mrs. Othie Thompson of Louisa, and a brother, Ernest Hayes of Columbus, OH. The body remained at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1965

 

HOLBROOK, Mary E. (Bentley)

1878-1964

Mrs. Mary Holbrook, 86 years old, of Columbus, who died at her home Sunday, December 27, following a long illness, was buried in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville, KY, following funeral services conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. She was born at Ratliff, KY, March 11, 1878, a daughter of the late Lewis and Frances Murphy Bentley, and was the widow of Thomas Holbrook, who died 18 years ago. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Phillip Bishop of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Vivian Messina of Detroit, Mrs. Fannie Evans of Columbus, and Mrs. Hazel Young of Lancaster, OH; four sons, Arlie and Willie Holbrook of Columbus, Virgil Holbrook of Florida, and Manzel Holbrook of Logan, OH, Route 4, a sister, Mrs. Martha bush of Dayton, OH; a brother, Charlie Bentley of Louisa Star Route; and 32 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1965

 

LYNCH, Rebecca (Wellman)

1878-1965

Mrs. Rebecca Lynch 86 year old, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died at her home Monday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Community Church with the Rev. Herman Ross of Martha, KY, officiating and burial was in the Lynch Cemetery on Fort Gay Route2. She was born July 3, 1878, a daughter of the late Albert and Rachel Jarrell Wellman, and was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Her husband, John Lynch, died in 1955. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alice Maynard of Fort Gay, route 2, four sons, Carmie and Herbert Lynch of Fort Gay, Route 2, Arlin Lynch of Huntington, two brothers, John Wellman of Tazewell, VA and Dave Wellman of Nolan, WV, and 13 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. The body was taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1965

 

MULLINS, Murl Justin

1921-1965

Murl Justin Mullins, 43, of Sciotoville, OH, died Wednesday morning, January 13, in a Portsmouth hospital. He was a native of Johnson County. Born July 2, 1921 at Keaton, KY, he was a son of the late Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Rose Mullins. Mr. Mullins was a pipe-fitter and a veteran of World War II. He had resided at Sciotoville for 12 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the United Baptist Church at Keaton with the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Mullins and Rose Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1965

 

RICHARDSON, Fred

1905-1965

Fred Richardson, of Fort Gay, Route 1, a retired coal miner, died at his home Sunday, his 60th birthday, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Roskey Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. Born January 24, 1905, at Peach Orchard, KY, he was a son of the late Robert and Liza Roberts Richardson. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Airman Second Class Eugene Richardson, with the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base of Dayton, OH, and Millard Wayne Richardson, at home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1965

 

SEE, Lawrence A.

Lawrence A. See, 65, of 1542 Jefferson Ave., Huntington, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. He was born in Louisa; a son of the late W. D. and Dora Dawson See. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Deloris Pribbenow of Yermo, CA; two brothers, Frank See of Kenova and I. R. See of Tampa, FL, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Addis of Kenova, Mrs. Herma Ashley of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. R. R. Newman of Ventura, CA and one grandson. He was a retired REA Express employee, a veteran of World War I, a member of VFW Post 8429, Kenova, and a member of Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship clerks. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, WV, burial followed in the See Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1965

 

SHANNON, Lou (Mullins)

1890-1965

Mrs. Lou Mullins Shannon, 74, of Louisa, Route 1, died Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from Moore's Chapel on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery near the home. Born May 27,1890, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Liddie Thompson Mullins. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Miss Ruth Shannon, at home, and Mrs. Dave Bevins, Jr., of Louisa, Route 1, three sons, Virgil Shannon, Louisa, Route 1, and Walter and James Shannon, at home; a sister, Mrs. Liddie Bell of Catlettsburg, a brother, Robert Mullins, of Louisa Route 2, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1965

 

SKAGGS, Gincy (Berry)

1881-1965

Mrs. Gincy Skaggs, 83 years old, of Franklin Furnace, route 1, died Monday in an Ironton, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Jerry Bruce. Burial was in Junior Furnace Cemetery. She was born July 28, 1881, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Butler and Rachel Berry. In 1908, she was married to Lee Skaggs, who died in 1960. They moved to Lawrence County, OH 35 years ago. Survivors include a son, Eddie Skaggs of Route 1, Ironton; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Barcus of Pedro, Mrs. Lora Barcum of Hokomo, MO and Mrs. Jessie Horsley of Franklin Furnace, and two brothers, John and Jessie Berry of Louisa, Route 3. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1965

 

STURGILL, Nelson T.

1892-1965

Nelson T. Sturgill, 72 years old of Martha, KY, died Sunday morning in a Louisa, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Herman Ross, the Rev. John Pelfrey and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. An equipment mover for the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., for the past 40 years, he was born May 17, 1892, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late George and Mellie Griffith Sturgill. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Macie Ferguson Sturgill; three daughters, Mrs. Watson Griffith of Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Came Fyffe and Mrs. Clayton Hay of Martha; a son, Howard Sturgill of Martha; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, including a twin, Mrs. Noah Johnson of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Mrs. Erma Spivey of War, WV and Mrs. Ethel Moody of Owensboro, KY and 3 brothers, Lonnie, Gennis and Harry P. Sturgill of Martha. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Charlie

Charlie Thompson, 66, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday December 28, at Methodist Evangelical Hospital. He lived at 3215 N. Western Parkway and was a retired employee of National Distrillers Products Company, Louisville, KY. He was a member of Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was born at Cordell, KY (Lawrence County) son of the late John and Genoa Kees Thompson. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 2, from the Manning-Dunn Memorial Funeral Home, Louisville. Burial was  made in Resthaven Memorial Park. Survivors include the widow, Sylvia Blanton Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Rosemire and Miss Etta Ray Thompson; a son, Braddie Thompson; a stepson, Charles Quiggins; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Hattie Thompson, Blaine, KY, Mrs. Etta Arnold, Louisville, KY, and Mrs. Veva Delong, Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Walker Thompson, Wilbur, KY and Walter Thompson of Galloway, OH. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1965

 

VANHORN, Lute

1900-1965

Lute Vanhorn, 64 years old, of Fallsburg, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home Thursday night. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating and burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Fallsburg. He was born at Buchanan, KY, February 1, 1900, a son of the late Dee and Carrie Stewart VanHorn, and was a locomotive fireman in the  Ashland yards of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Mr. VanHorn was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Humphrey VanHorn; a daughter Mrs. Okey Hale of Ashland; three sons, Harold VanHorn of Fallsburg, Hubert VanHorn of Woodbridge, VA and Lute VanHorn, Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Jack Skeens of Chester, WV; three brothers, Apps VanHorn, of Fallsburg, Marvin VanHorn of Buchanan and 15 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa and was taken to the church an hour before the service to lie in state. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1965

 

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BROWN, Cordie Herbert (Pat)

1900-1965

Cordie Herbert (Pat) Brown, 64, of 504 Pike Street, Louisa, a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway special agent, and former player and leader in the Big Sandy and Tri-State Leagues, died Monday afternoon in a Huntington hospital after a two day illness. Formerly a Louisa policeman and a member of the City Council for a two year term 1962-1963, Mr. Brown was a sergeant in the Kentucky National Guard's cavalry unit when it was stationed in Louisa about 1920. This was one of the units which was sent to Logan, WV during the mine strike. "Pat" known throughout the Tri-State area where he spent many years playing baseball on just about every diamond, was co-manager for the past several years of the annual "Old-Timers" benefit games played here and in Ashland. He also played on the team in the early 20's that met the Cincinnati Reds on the old Point section diamond. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial will follow in Pinehill Cemetery. He was born February 8, 1900, at Relief, KY, a son of the late Edward Lewis and Joan Williams Brown. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Caroline Justice Brown, to whom he was married in 1923; five daughters, Mrs. Harold L. Miller of Akron, OH, Mrs. Bud Mounts of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Stephen Paul Smith of Russell, KY, and Miss Carol Lou and Miss Carma Elizabeth Brown, at home; four sons, Herbert Brown, Jr., and George Ed Brown of Flatwoods, both C & O engineers, Specialist five James Ray Brown, stationed with the Army in Italy and Stanley L. Brown, of Newark, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Barbour of Westwood and Mrs. Kenneth Barber of Ashland; two brothers, Carl Leroy Brown of Washington, D. C. and William Edward Brown of Westwood and 24 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1965

 

BURCHETT, Friend (Fred)

1880-1965

Friend (Fred) Burchett, 84, of Louisa, Route 3 died at his home Thursday night, February 4, after a two year illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the home of a son, Jay C. Burchett of Louisa, Route 3, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and burial was in Chaffin Cemetery on Louisa route 3. He was born March 13, 1880, a son of the late John and Martha Murphy Burchett, and was a miner and farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Holmes Burchett, a daughter, Mrs. George Newsome of Louisa, Route 3; another son, Damer Burchett of Holden, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of Louisa Route 1, Mrs. Mary Salyers of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Thelma Nelson of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Dave Burchett of Shadesville, OH and Bill Burchett of Webbville, KY Route 1, and 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Jay Burchett residence Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1965

 

CARR, Cora Belle (Ewers)

1876-1965

Mrs. Cora Belle Carr, 88, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery at St. Marys, WV, Wednesday afternoon. She was born at New Matamoras, OH, September 10, 1876, a daughter of the late Hammond and Pamela Robinson Ewers. She was the widow of Sanford A. Carr, who died August 1932. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. W. R. Frazier of Fort Gay and Mrs. John E. Loar of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Houser of Parma, OH and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was a the Young Funeral Home and was returned there after funeral services, and then taken to the St. Marys Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1965

 

COOPER, C. Vinson

1883-1965

C. Vinson Cooper, 81, of Chelan Falls, WA, a resident of that area fro the past 35 years, died in a Wenatchee nursing home Saturday afternoon, February 20, following an extended illness. Born in Cherokee, KY, March 8, 1883, he was engaged in carpentry and orchard work in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia prior to moving to Chelan Falls in 1930. There he was also engaged in carpentry and orchard work and for a time was employed in the mines at Holden. Surviving are, a brother, Nelson T. Cooper, Wenatchee, WA and a sister, Mrs. L. W. Graham, Cherokee, KY. Services will be conducted in Louisa, KY, with final interment in the Burchett family cemetery. Mr. Nelson Cooper will accompany the remains of his brother to Kentucky. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

DIMITROFF, Laura (Hampton)

1886-1965

Mrs. Laura Hampton Dimitroff, 78, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday night, February 11. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C Hager officiating. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. She was born March 25, 1886, a daughter of the late John and Lydia Marcum Hampton. Her husband, Peter Dimitroff, died in March 1963. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. John Adams of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Lenora Miles of Newark, NJ; two sons, Raymond Dimitroff of Chesapeake and Paul Dimitroff of St. Albans, WV; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Dixon of Switzer, WV and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1965

 

DORTON, Florida May (Isom)

Mrs. Florida May Dorton, 78, of 1861 Jefferson Avenue, Huntington, WV, who died Saturday at her home, was buried in Woodmere Cemetery following funeral services Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Reger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Ross officiating. Born in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Plaz and Isabelle Isom. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

EVANS, Stanley

1909-1965

Stanley Evans, 56, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday morning at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Church of God, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating, and burial was in the Webb Cemetery on Crum, Route 1. He was born at Webb, WV, January 23, 1909, a son of Walter Evans of Crum Route 1, and the late Mrs. Bertha Pack Evans. Survivors in addition to the father include the widow, Mrs. Opal Sammons Evans; a daughter, Mrs. Dallas Craft of Salyersville, KY; three sons, Ellis and Billie Evans of Columbus, OH and Bobby Evans of Crum, Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Will Copley of Crum and Mrs. Burl Dillon of Huntington; five brothers, Floyd Evans of Kenova, Everett and Arville Evans of Waverly, OH, Oscar Evans of Fort Gay and Harless Evans of Crum, Route 1, and 9 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

FYFFE, Mark

1904-1965

Mark Fyffe, 60, of Newark, OH, a former resident of Lawrence County, died Saturday night at a Louisa hospital apparently of a heart attack. Mr. Fyffe was born May 1, 1904 at Mazie, KY, a son of the late George P. and Louvinia Fraley Fyffe. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Free Will Baptist Church at Hitchins. Burial was in the Itson Cemetery at Hitchins. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lona Hay Fyffe, of Newark; two sons, Lloyd Fyffe of Thornville, OH, and Walter Fyffe of Plain City; l brother, Ephrian Fyffe of Mazie, KY; six sisters, Mrs. James Hay of Mazie, Mrs. Arch Dawson of Moon, KY, Mrs. Marion Gillum of Isonville, KY, Mrs. George Crum of Denton, KY, Mrs. John Sparks of Martha, KY, and Mrs. Alfred Fannin of Ieager, WV and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1965

 

ISAAC, William

1891-1965

William Isaac, 73, of Mansfield, OH, who died Saturday in a Mansfield hospital, will be buried in the Isaac Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2 following funeral services Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Mill Creek Church of God with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. He was born at Salyersville, KY, March 30, 1891, a son of the late Ben Martin and Minnie Cook Isaac. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Jonah Adkins, Mrs. Sadie Thompson, Mrs. Gladys Hunt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Mansfield, and Mrs. Virginia Wheeler of Fort Gay Route 2; three sons, Willie Ray Isaac of Mansfield and James Edward and Marcus Isaac of Fort Gay; a brother, Sam Isaac of Mansfield and 42 grandchildren. The body was taken tot he residence of William Pratt on Fort Gay Route 2, Wednesday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

KIDD, William Tivis

1877-1965

William Tivis Kidd, 87, of Webbville, KY, died Monday night in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. He was born July 25, 1877, at Webbville, a son of the late Jim and Sarah Kitchen Kidd. A farmer, he was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from Smith's Chapel, Webbville, with the Rev. Jett Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery at Webbville. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mima Gambill Kidd; four daughters, Mrs. Ted Adams, of Phoenix, AS, Mrs. Otto Saunders of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Jack Novak, of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Raymond Hicks, of Webbville, seven sons, William, Claude, and Orville Kidd of Columbus, Ralph Kidd, Dayton, OH, Ernest Shannon and Otto Kidd, Louisville, KY, Raymond and Carlos Kidd, Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Sparks, Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Ella Boggs, Pickron, OH; two brothers, Harmon Kidd, Huntington, WV, and John Kidd, Columbus; 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

KIRK, Elda (Endicott)

1912-1965

Mrs. Elda Kirk, 52, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Martin County, KY died at her home Monday after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Friendship Church in Martin County, near the Lawrence County line, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Endicott Cemetery. She was born in Martin County, June 3, 1912, a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Dillon Endicott of Fort Gay and the late Ezekial Endicott. She had resided in Columbus for 5 years. Survivors in addition to the mother include the husband, Carl Kirk; two daughters, Miss Gladiola Kirk, at home and Mrs. Wanda Hand of Columbus; three sons, Vernal Lee Kirk of Muncie, IN, Kenneth Kirk, at home and Victory Jack Kirk of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Flornia Nida of salt Rock, WV, Mrs. Rosie Evans of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Williamson of Fort Gay; four brothers, Sherman and Ernest Endicott of Fort Gay, Route 1, Elmer Endicott of Salt Rock and Theron Endicott of Johnsville, OH and 5 grandchildren. the body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1965

 

MAYNARD, Christine (Bowens)

1928-1965

Mrs. Christine Maynard, 36, of Job, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. She was born in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late Henderson and Ollie Bowens. Funeral services were conducted from the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Harley Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Bowens Cemetery near Inez. Surviving are the husband, Rufus Maynard; five sons, Bobby Spaulding, and Richard, Danny, Jerry, and Rufus Maynard, Jr., at home; four daughters, Misses Brenda, Glenda, Donna and Betty Maynard, all at home; four brothers, James Scaggs of Louisa Route 5, Bobby Joe Bowens of Job, Ashley Bowens of Louisa, Route 2, and Thomas R. Bowens of Huntington and one sister, Mrs. Rowena Young of Marion, OH. the body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1965

 

WHEELER, Christopher Columbus

1877-1965

Christopher Columbus Wheeler, 87, of Blaine, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of seven weeks. He was born August 25, 1877, a son of the late Daniel and Eliza Graham Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a retired farmer, a member of the First Christian Church of Blaine, and a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 at Blaine. His wife, Mrs. Willie Cyrus Wheeler preceded him in death in 1939. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Wellman of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Lucille Thompson of Ceredo, WV, and Mrs. Nola Mae Abrams of Route 1, Ashland, three sons, Joe Wheeler of Route 3, Ashland, Jim Wheeler, Ashland, and C. C. Wheeler, Jr. of Blaine; a brother, Robert Fulton Wheeler of Waverly, OH; 21 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Christian Church at Blaine, with the Rev. Ossie Roberson and Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler family cemetery at Blaine. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, and taken to his residence at Blaine, Saturday. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1965

 

WHITT, Jim

1874-1965

Jim Whitt, 90, of Adams, KY, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in a Lowmansville, KY nursing home after an extended illness. He was born at Adams, September 11, 1874, a son of the late Carl and Rachel Moore Whitt. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ball Cemetery, Adams, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Survivors include four half brothers, W. D. Moore of Chicago and Isaac, Joe and Ben Moore all of Ashland. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1965

 

WILSON, Graham J.

1900-1965

Graham J. Wilson, 65, of 95 Penn St., Penns Grove, NJ found dead in his home where he lived alone, Tuesday January 26, died of natural causes, Dr. Joseph Fishbein, the Salem County physician, reported. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wilson, of Louisa, he was a retired hoisting engineer at the Atlantic City Electric Co., generating station at Deepwater. Mr. Wilson retied in 1963 after 37 years of service. He was a member of the original operating crew, and the Duncan Falls, OH Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wilson, whose wife, Marie, died five years ago, is survived by two sons, Richard and George, both of Penns Grove and two daughters, Mrs. Doris Johnson of Penns Grove and Mrs. Betty Lewis in England; two brothers, Hamilton of Tampa, FL and Carmie Wilson of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Daisy Emmons, Mrs. Genoa Britton, Mrs. Laura Skaggs, Mrs. Ernestine Caudill, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Willie Johnstone of South Point, OH; four grandchildren, Sarah and Judy Lewis, daughters of Mrs. Betty Lewis; Jeffrey and Jody Johnson, son of Mrs. Doris Johnson. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. C. T. Britton, Mrs. Herb Skaggs and Mr. and Mrs. Carmie Wilson. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1965

 

 

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ATKINSON, Elvessa (Peters)

1871-1965

Mrs. Elvessa Atkinson, 93, of Neptune Beach, FL, formerly of Louisa, KY, was buried in Bluefield, WV cemetery following graveside rites Tuesday at 3 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Neptune Beach. The widow of G. W. Atkinson, former owner of the Louisa water works, Mrs. Atkinson died Saturday, March 6, at her home, Neptune Beach. She was born in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Jacob L. and Virginia Pinson Peters. She was a charter member of the Westmoreland Church of Christ. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Harry Huxham, with whom she lived in Neptune Beach and two nephews, Ned Bryan and Dr. Paul Bryan of Arlington, VA. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

BARTRAM, Julia (Peters)

1879-1965

Mrs. Julia Bartram, 85, of Fort Gay, who died Thursday, March 4, at the home of a son, Gordon Bartram of Fort Gay, was buried in the Bartram Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2 following funeral services Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Bartram's Chapel Methodist Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. She was born at Fort Gay, on January 5,1879, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Harris Peters. Her husband, Mont Bartram, died in 1955. Additional survivors include two other sons, Paul Bartram of Newark, OH and Kelsey Bartram of Manquin, VA and five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

BERRY, Myrtle Louise

1887-1965

Mrs. Myrtle Louise Berry, 77 of 1816 Lexington Ave., Ashland, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward L. Tullis officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mrs. Berry was born September 23, 1887, in Louisa, and had resided in Ashland 33 years. she was a member of the First Methodist Church, a member of the board of managers of King's Daughters & Sons Home for the Aged, the Women's Christian Society of Christian Science. Survivors include two sons, Nigal Berry of Columbus and Richard Berry of Houston, TX, a daughter, Mrs. George Benedict of Columbus, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

BRANHAM, John

1889-1965

John Branham, 76, of Glenhayes, WV died at his home at 4 a.m. Monday after a long illness. He was born March 14, 1889, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late James Wilburn and Lucinda Jarrell Branham. He was a retired section foreman for the N & W Railway Co. retiring after service of 42 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church of which he was a member with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Glenhayes. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth York Branham; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Johnson of Bradenton, FL, Mrs. Pauline Copley of Glenhayes, Mrs. Raymond Porter of Rittman, OH and Mrs. G. C. Marcum of Route 2, Fort Gay; four sons, Charles W. Branham, Delaware, OH, Dan Branham of Columbus, OH, Oscar Branham of Glenhayes and John Branham, Jr. of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Sula Lambert of Huntington, 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

BRYANT, James, Jr.

1934-1965

James Bryant, Jr., 31, of Keaton, KY, died Sunday afternoon at Morehead while en route from his home to a Lexington hospital. He had been a semi-invalid since suffering a broken neck in an automobile accident last October. However, he had been well enough to attend electronics classes at Mayo State Vocational School. Mr. Bryant was born in Lawrence County, January 27, 1934, a son of Donnie and Clista Green Bryant of Blaine. Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Hughes Bryant; two sons, James Hank and Donnie Ray Bryant, both at home, a daughter Debra Sue Bryant, at home; and 2 half brothers, Raymond Bryant of Columbus and Ray Bryant of Covington. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Blaine Christian Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. The body was taken from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville to the home of his parents. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

CECIL, James P.

1891-1965

James P. Cecil, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, who died at his home Thursday, February 25, of an apparent heart attack, was buried in the Fairview Cemetery at Williamson, WV, following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. He was born in Pike County, KY, on January 6, 1891, a son of the late Paris and Mary Oney Cecil. He was employed with the Norfolk & Western Railway for 50 years, was a conductor when he retired, and moved to Fort Gay from Williamson 16 years ago. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Sheperd Cecil; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Emm of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. Clyde Woods of Ocala, FL, Mrs. Bill Chapman of Forrest Hills, KY, Mrs. Herman Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Vonden Pennington of Edinburg, PA; four sons, Walter, Joe and Marion Cecil of Cleveland and Paul Cecil of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Adrian Davis and Miss Florence Cecil of Hager Hill, KY and 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

COPLEY, Alma (Robinson)

1913-1965

Mrs. Alma Copley, 52, of Fort Gay, who died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, March 4, was buried in the Bartram Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2 following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. Elmer Belcher and the Rev. R. E. Cavins, officiating. She was born at Radnor, WV, on January 7, 1913, a daughter of Willie and Dolly Fry Robinson of Glenhayes. Additional survivors include the husband, Jeff Copley; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Maynard of Fort Gay, Route 2; four sisters, Mrs. George Matthews of Accoville, Mrs. Ruby Copley of Fort Gay, Mrs. Goldie Mae Artrip of Fort Gay Route 2, and Mrs. Elizabeth Copley; three brothers, Charlie Robinson of Lenore, Leslie Robinson of Chattaroy and Jesse Robinson of Glenhayes and 8 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

CURNUTTE, James Willis

James Willis Curnutte, formerly of Lawrence County, died February 26 at Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH. H was the son of the late John and Pearl Curnutte of High Bottom. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and Morehead State Teachers College. He continued his graduate work at Ohio State University in Columbus and UCLA in California. He was a former teacher in Lawrence County school system. He moved to Columbus and later to Van Nuys, CA where he resided until his illness. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kenneth L. Hemley of route 1, Carroll, OH with whom he lived at the time of his death and a brother, Byson Elgan Curnutte of Sandwich, IL. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

FANNIN, Sherman

1888-1965

Sherman Fannin, 77, of Route 1, Ironton, OH, died Sunday morning in a Gallipolis hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church in Lawrence County, KY with the Rev. James Ramey and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery on Star Route, Louisa. A retired coal miner, he formerly was employed in the Wayland, KY, area. He was born January 26, 1888, at Rush, KY, a son of the late John and Lena Eastin Fannin. He was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Lula Derifield Fannin, died last June 11. Surviving is a son Herschell Fannin of Ironton, Route 1. Also a sister, Mrs. Lizzie West of Catlettsburg, and a brother Mason Fannin, Fairborn, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

FERGUSON, Curtis

1883-1965

Curtis Ferguson, 81, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died Wednesday, March 3 in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Greenbrier Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. Audrey M. Lester officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born at Fort Gay, march 22, 1883, a son of the late Henry A. and Elizabeth Pauley Ferguson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Toka Riggs Ferguson; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Crabtree of Catlettsburg, and Pearl and Sally Ferguson, at home; six sons, Raymond Ferguson of Genoa, WV, Hubert Ferguson of Huntington, Maxie Ferguson of Belle, WV, Charles H. Ferguson of Wayne, and Russell and Clinton Ferguson of Rittman, OH; five brothers, Wayne, Elba, Lilburn and Oscar Ferguson of Fort Gay, and Freeland Ferguson in Florida; 27 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home Friday from the Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne and to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

FYFFE, Susana (Ferguson)

1878-1965

Mrs. Susana F. Fyffe, 86, of Keaton, Johnson Co., KY, who died at her home Tuesday, March 2 was buried in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton following funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Paint Church at Keaton with the Rev. Robie Ferguson and the Rev. Addie Ferguson officiating. She was born at Relief, KY, October 28, 1878, a daughter of the late Richard and Jane Ison Ferguson, and was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was the widow of Cambridge Fyffe who died in 1921. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Johnny Skaggs of Hilliards, OH and Mrs. Gennis Sturgill of Martha, KY; three sons, Richard and Conn Fyffe, at home and Cam Fyffe of Martha; a brother, Alonzo Ferguson of Blaine and 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

LOCKWOOD, Earl

Earl Lockwood, 75, a former Catlettsburg resident, who died Monday night, March 1, in a Washington hospital after an extended illness, was buried in Catlettsburg Cemetery following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with the Rev. Larry Buskirk officiating. He was a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp., with 30 years service and had been residing at Bethesda, MD with a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Garner for the past two years. He was a World War I veteran and member and past master of Hampton Lodge No. 235 F & AM and the Past Masters Association. Also surviving are one son, Forest Lockwood of Wayland, Mass., one brother, Ike Lockwood of Louisa; one sisters, Mrs. Jenny Hale of Lexington; and 2 grandchildren. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

MARTIN, Davis S.

Davis S. Martin, 74, of Louisa, died Saturday, in an Ashland hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora Blackburn Martin; three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Miller and Mrs. Walter Pigmon, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Aidean Shannon of Columbus, OH; four sons, John H., William Howard, and Joe E. Martin all of Flatwoods, KY, and Davis Martin, Jr., of Columbus, 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

MCCOMIS, Leonard

1879-1965

Leonard McComis, 85, of 2251 Crooks St., Ashland, died at his home at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, March 4, after an extended illness. Mr. McComis was born in Lawrence county, November 10, 1879, a son of the late J. F. and Elizabeth Thompson McComis. He attended the South Ashland Methodist Church, and had resided there for the past 46 years. His wife, Mrs. Margaret McComis, died in 1940. He is survived by one son, Edgar McComis of Ashland; one daughter, Miss Ruby McComis of Ashland; three brothers, O.B. and French McComis, both of Cannonsburg, and Leo McComis of Cedar Lake, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Madge Johnson, Mrs. Cosby Hogsten, both of Ashland and Mrs. Georgia Rose of Myrtle Beach, SC. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. K. C. Halbrook and the Rev. B. F. Durham officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery at Cannonsburg. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

MILLER, Clyde O.

1907-1965

Clyde O. Miller, 58, a farmer and well known business man of South Point, OH, Route 1, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 17, at his home of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake by the Rev. Calvin Whaley with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point. A member of the Lawrence County, OH advisory committee for the United States Department of Agriculture, he was born January 2, 1907, at Charley, KY, a son of Mrs. Laura Pigg Miller and the late Stanton Miller. Mr. Miller was a former Lawrence County, KY teacher, a graduate of Louisa High School and attended college at the Morehead State Teachers College. Survivors in addition to the mother, include the widow, Mrs. Florence Martin Miller, and a brother, Carl, of Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

MILLER, Leonard

1894-1965

Leonard Miller, 71, of Route 1, Louisa, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. He was born February 24, 1894, a son of the late Mack and Alafair Bryant Miller, was a veteran of World War I and was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Wells Miller; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Lyon of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Earl Holt of Petersburg, KY, and Frances Jean and Russell Faye at home; four sons, Charlie J. Miller, at home, and Louis Malcolm, Leroy and Walter J. Miller, of Columbus, OH, a brother, Billy Mack Miller of Louisa, Route 1, and 16 grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

MOORE, Martha (Meade)

1877-1965

Mrs. Martha Meade Moore, 87, of Orlando, FL died in Orange County Hospital at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday after an extended illness. She was born December 5, 1877, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Ambress and Elizabeth Meade. She was a former resident of Ashland and was the widow of Dr. L. C. Moore. She moved from Ashland to Orlando 15 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Alka Moore of Orlando, and a sister in law, Mrs. Vada Moore of Ashland. The body will be returned to the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

PACK, Lucian E.

1902-1965

Lucian E. Pack, 62, of Route 5, Louisa, died Sunday night in a Huntington hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A retired construction worker, he was born August 28, 1902, at Job, KY, a son of the late Mont and Minnie Castle Pack. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bertha Sparks Pack; a son, William David Pack at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mills and Mrs. Lorene Mills of Inez, KY, Mrs. Imogene Kelly, Riverview, MI, Mrs. Wanda Anderson and Mrs. Elcanor Endicott, South Gate, MI, Mrs. Annette Perry and Mrs. Jewel Thornsbury, Mount Sterling, OH; four brothers, Howard Pack, Oklahoma City, OK, Carl and Homer Pack, Columbus, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Lura Hammond of Inez, Mrs. Ethel Copley of Warfield, KY, and Mrs. Mae Endicott of Job. The body was taken to the residence at 5 p.m. Wednesday from Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

PARKS, George Edward

1880-1965

George Edward Parks, 84, of Louisa, died Sunday night, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired sawmill operator, he formerly lived on Mill Creek, Wayne County, WV, near Fort Gay, and moved to Louisa about 18 months ago. Born April 20, 1880, he was a son of the late McKager and Julie Purry Parks. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Price Parks, died last November. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Hubert Pack of Louisa, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Earl Henry of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Pearl Dutton of Fort Gay and Mrs. Delmar Hammonds of Sciotoville, OH; 3 sons, Edward Herman, Elmo and William Parks of Ashland, 39 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

PETERMAN, William

1895-1965

William Peterman, 69, of Kavanaugh, died Sunday at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church of which he was a member, with the Rev. O. P. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Chapel cemetery. He had been employed with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway for 40 years and was a foreman in the maintenance of way department. He was born November 4, 1895, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jacob and Katherine Sperry Peterman. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth of Canton, OH, Charles of Buchanan and William T. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Eula Hobson of South Portsmouth; two brothers, John, of Burnaugh and James of Westwood; one sister, Mrs. Georgia Moore, of Louisa Route 4, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

ROSS, Charles B.

1877-1965

Charles B. Ross, 87, of 1333 Kentucky Ave., Ashland, KY died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the C & O Hospital in Huntington after an extended illness. Mr. Ross was born in Louisa, July 10, 1877, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ross. He was a retired C & O Railway brakeman, and was a member of the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and the BPO Elks Lodge No. 350. His wife, Mrs. Emma Waldeck Ross, preceded him in death. The only survivors are a daughter in law, Mrs. Frances Ross of Ashland, one grandson, John M. Ross of Los Angeles, CA and one granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Hand of Flatwoods. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. William Reid officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

SALYERS, Janet Mae

1965-1965

Janet Mae Salyers, 16 day old daughter of Clifford Ray and Dolly Cook Salyers, of Rush, KY, Route 1, who died Monday at her home, was buried in the Smith Cemetery on Webbville Route 1, following graveside services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. She was born February 28. Additional survivors include three sisters, and one brother and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Salyers of Rush Route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cook of Superior, AZ. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

SAMMONS, Harry Clay

1885-1965

Harry Clay Sammons, 79, 1615 West 14th St., Sedalia, MO, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 3, in St. Louisa, where he had gone for the day to visit a friend who was in the hospital. He was born May 30, 1885, in Louisa, KY, a son of the late Henry Clay and Sarah J. Wooten Sammons. He was married to Miss Lila Burl Potter, July 16, 1910. The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, July 16, 1960. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 from the McLaughlin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Linus Eaker officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery Sedalia, MO. He was preceded in death by two sons, Harry Clay Sammons in 1936 and Herbert Porter Sammons in 1937. Mr. Sammons was a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad engineer. He was a 55 year member of Sedalia Granite Lodge No. 272, AF & AM and the First Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, a son, Burl R. Sammons, Route 3, Sedalia; three sisters, Miss Nancy Mae Sammons, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Nora Collinsworth, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Grace Henriches, Eccles, WV; two brothers, Herbert W. Sammons of Parkersburg, WV and E. R. Sammons of Greensburg, PA. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1965

 

SCAGGS, William E.

1900-1965

Dr. William E. Scaggs, 65, of 2835 Willow Way, Portsmouth, OH, died unexpectedly about 5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, in Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Ill for several weeks, Dr. Scaggs underwent major surgery Friday, February 19. He had been ill with a virus and entered Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, February 7 an was moved to the Columbus hospital February 15. Dr. Scaggs was one of the Portsmouth area's most prominent physicians and surgeon. Dedicated to this profession, he attended a large practice, responding to calls of his patients at any hour. On many occasions he canceled or postponed vacations when a patient needed his service. Many years before the medical report connecting cancer with cigarette smoking, Dr. Scaggs cautioned his patients against smoking and use of alcoholic beverages. He believed both to be detrimental to health.

 

In World War II. Dr. Scaggs, enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served about four years. He was a major and the commanding officer and chief surgeon at the hospital at McClellan Field, California. He enlisted September 8, 1942 and served until February 24, 1946. He was signally honored when elected a member of the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, the first surgeon of the area to receive the honor. He was a member of the staff of the three Portsmouth hospital and served as chief of the staff of Mercy and Scioto Memorial hospital. He served as secretary of the Scioto County Medical Society. Dr. Scaggs, was a member of the American Academy of General Practice, OH Academy of General Practice, American Medical  Association and Ohio Medical Association. He was an active member of Trinity Methodist Church and served as a member of the official board. He also was a member of all of the Masonic bodies, Aurora Lodge and Calvary Commandery of Knights Templar of Portsmouth, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine Temple of Columbus, Eastern Star and Portsmouth Shrine Club. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and a past president of the Exchange Club.

 

Dr. Scaggs, a native of Louisa, KY, was a son of the late Tilden F. Scaggs and Mrs. Maude Scaggs, 1213 Hutchins St., Portsmouth, He attended Portsmouth schools and Ohio State University, being graduated from the College of Medicine in 1927. He interned a year at the Starling Loving University Hospital of OSU and began practice in Portsmouth in 1928. He was married to the former Fontella Warman on October 16, 1928. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Neal Sellers of Cincinnati, his mother, two sisters, Kathleen Scaggs, 1213 Hutchins St., and Mrs. Fannie Joseph, 1706 Charles St., Portsmouth and a brother, Max of Atlanta. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday February 24, from the Daehler Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Pinnell, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park, Portsmouth. Masonic service were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

SKAGGS, John Henry

1888-1965

John Henry Skaggs, 77, of Blaine, KY, died Monday at a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Laurel Hill Regular Primitive Baptist Church near Blaine, with the Rev. Proctor Lyon and the Rev. Robey Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery on Cool Creek, in Lawrence County. He was born February 25, 1888 at Martha, KY, a son of the late John J. and Corilda Skaggs Skaggs. He had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 62 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Angie Doolin Skaggs; five daughters, Mrs. Rupert Sparks, of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Lowell Edwards of Blaine, Mrs.Garland Lyons of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Edna Hubbard of Leharpe, IL, and Miss Cassis Skaggs, at home; six sons, Okie Skaggs of Springfield, Luther Skaggs of Martha and Johnny, Charlie, Larry and Orville Skaggs, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Trindilla Skaggs of Columbus; a brother, Arnold Skaggs of Martha and 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday, 10 a.m. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

SMITH, Ed

1890-1965

Ed Smith, 75, a former mayor of Fort Gay, WV died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by Vinson Lodge 66, F & AM. Mr. Smith, a retired Norfolk & Western Railroad conductor with 51 years service, was born January 12, 1890, in Wayne County, a son of the late Frank and Lora Hawk Smith. He was a member of the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church and Vinson Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Shirley Waller Smith; three daughters, Mrs. June Leverton, Allen Park, MI, Mrs. Marcus Earp, Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Carl Meeks, Bel Aire Air Force Base, CA; two sons, Edward C. Smith of Asheboro, NC and Cloyde E. Smith of Cocoa Beach, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne Preston of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Rebecca Garrett of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Fannie Smith of Route2, Prichard, WV and 8 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

SWETNAM, O. B.

1871-1965

O. B. Swetnam, 94, of Edmore, MI, passed away Tuesday, February 16. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 18, 2 p.m. from Stebbins Funeral Home, Edmore. Interment was in Vinewood Cemetery, Edmore. Mr. Swetnam was born August 6, 1871, at Wilbur, Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Milton F. and Lydia Botner Swetnam. Survivors include the widow, Lena Kise Swetnam, a son, William F. Swentam;  4 sisters, Mrs. Lida and Mollie Gambill, Mrs. Emma Burton of Blaine, and Mrs. Carrie Carey; one granddaughter and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

TRIMBLE, Newton

1897-1965

Newton Trimble, 67, of Blaine, KY died March 12 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 14, at 1 p.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha, KY, with the Rev. H. H. Ross, the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. He was born in Johnson County, KY on November 5, 1897, a son of the late William and Sarah Alice Van Horn Trimble. He retired 8 years ago as an engineer with the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., at Martha, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary West Trimble; three daughters, Mrs. Billy Ross of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. John Ball of Paintsville, and Carol Trimble at home; three sons, Leon Trimble of Hude Park, NY, Nevin Trimble of Fairborn, and Donald Trimble of Chillicothe, a sister, Miss Laura Trimble of Oil Springs, KY; three brothers, James B. Trimble, West Van Lear, KY, Pierce Trimble of Oil Springs and Thurman Trimble of Kilbourne, OH and 10 grandchildren . The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1965

 

TRIPLETT, Jasper

Jasper Triplett, 49, of Webbville, KY, died Friday, March 5, in a Huntington hospital after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at his home with the Rev. Custer Bishop officiating. Burial was in Hidden Knob Cemetery in Lawrence County. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Fannie Keaton Triplett; six daughters, Mrs. William Jobe, Mrs. Harold Jobe, Miss Janet Triplett, Miss Linda Triplett and Miss Connie Triplett, all of Webbville and Mrs. John Spillman of Galloway, OH; three sons, Jasper, Jr., Danny and Troy Triplett, all of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Tussy and Mrs. Fred Dowdy, both of Rush, KY; 2 brothers, Roy Triplett, Webbville and Jesse Triplett of Louisa, and four grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the home Sunday. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1965

 

WELLMAN, Emma (York)

1884-1965

Mrs. Emma Wellman, 80, of Louisa, Route 2, who died Thursday, February 25, in a Williamson, WV hospital, was buried in the See Cemetery on Louisa Route 2 following funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. She was born in April 1884, a daughter of the late Glockis and Lizzie Bates York, and was the widow of Dave Wellman, who died in 1925. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert Manley of Ecorse, MI, and Mrs. Paul Titis of Belfry, KY, four sons, Frank and Earl Wellman of Williamson, Jack Wellman of Albion, MI and Charlie Wellman of Hardy, KY; a brother, D. W. York of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

YOUNG, Henry S.

Henry S. Young, 52, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, February 23, in Columbus, OH, where he had lived for the past 12 years. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from Bell's Chapel of the Free Will Baptist Church near Charley, KY. Burial was in the Bevins Cemetery there.  A tinner by trade, he was born at Charley, a son of the late Isaac and Susie Young. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys McDowell Young; two daughters, Sharon Young and Miss Regina Young, and two sons, Harold and Rodney Young, all of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1965

 

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ARDEN, Rachel Lee (McGuire)

1882-1965

Mrs. Rachel Lee Arden, 83, of Louisa, who died in a Russell, KY nursing home Wednesday, March 31, was buried in the Arden Cemetery at Jerial, KY following funeral services conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Cooksey officiating. She was born at Willard, KY, January 3, 1882, a daughter  of the late John and Eliza Barber McGuire. Her husband, Charlie Taylor Arden died in 1927. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Icie Beech and Mrs. Charlene Osborn of Ashland, Mrs. Dorie Barnhill of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Edith Waugh of Fayetteville, WV and Mrs. Virginia Wright of Louisa; five sons, A. H. L. R. and Edgar Arden of Huntington, WV, Everett Arden of Burnside, WV, and Clifford Arden of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Williams of Ashland and Mrs. Bertha Burchett of Grayson, KY; a brother, Henry McGuire of South Shore, KY; and 23 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

BERRY, Sarah Jane (Spillman)

1872-1965

Mrs. Sarah Jane Berry, 93, of Louisa, Star Route, died Thursday morning April 8, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in the Short Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. She was born February 1, 1872, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Berry Spillman. Her husband, James R. Berry died in 1952. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Nora Lynch of Los Angeles, Mrs. Herbert Cantrell of Hilliards, OH, Mrs. John Boggs, Webbville, KY, Mrs. Gladys Waldron, Avondale, WV, Miss Betty Berry at home and Mrs. Augusta Scaggs of Columbus, OH, two sons, George Berry, Columbus and Milton Berry, Lunda, WV, and 36 grandchildren and 108 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1965

 

BERRY, Willard Monroe

1928-1965

Willard Monroe Berry, 36, of 314 Thirteenth Street, Kenova, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Louisa. He was born May 3, 1928, at Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Millard and Elizabeth Bays Berry. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Josephine Eblin Berry and a brother, Lester Berry of Milam, MI. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

BOGGS, Doshia Ellen

1911-1965

Doshia Ellen Boggs, 54, of Blaine died at 11 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a five day illness. She was born March 28, 1911, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Frank and Lola Hundley Boggs. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the residence with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Abb Creek. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edison Boggs, of Blaine, and Miss Kathy Ann Boggs, at home; one son, Otis Kelly of Lawrence county; three sisters, Mrs. Okie McDowell, Blaine, Mrs. Henry Steele, Webbville, and Mrs. Clifford Riley, Ironton; one half brother, Willie Jackson, Hitchins. The body was taken from Curtright Funeral Home to residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1965

 

COLLINS

1965-1965

Funeral rites for the stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins of Columbus, OH, were conducted March 17, at the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors other than the parents were three sisters, Lisa, Dina and his twin sister, Jena. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Collins of Columbus, Mrs. Francis Cain and great grandfather, W. T. Cain of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

CRABTREE, Fred

1875-1965

Fred Crabtree, 89 years old, of Fort Gay, Route 1, Wayne County deputy sheriff for many years died Friday in Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Gordon Wellman and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born April 23, 1875, a son of the late Hiram Richard and Nancey Frazier Crabtree. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Loar Crabtree, to whom he had been married for 64 years; two daughters, Mr. B. R. Lakin of Titusville, FL and Mrs. Richard E. Fawcette of Westport, CT; five sons, James L. Crabtree of Fort Gay, Frank W. Crabtree of Indianapolis, Harlan Crabtree of Kenova and Bromley and Burl Crabtree of Titusville and 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

DEAN, Henry

1881-1965

Henry Dean, 83, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Greenbrier Baptist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. Audrey Lester of Kenova, officiating and burial was in the Christian Cemetery near the Church. He was born at Saltpetre, WV, May 8, 1881, a son of the late Ben and Lizzie Spears Dean. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pricie Pack Dean; two daughters, Mrs. William Billups of Barberton, OH and Miss Bonnie Belle Dean at home; two sons, James and John Bent Dean of Fort Gay; two brothers, Jim dean of Kenova and Sam Dean of East Lynn, WV; and 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

GALLIHUE

1965-1965

Infant Gallihue, 2 day old son of Marvin and Connie Allen Gallihue of Willard, KY, who died Thursday, April 8, in a Lexington hospital, was buried in the Gallihue Cemetery at Willard. Additional survivors include two brothers, and the grandparents, Hubert Allen of Louisa, Route 4 and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gallihue of Willard. The body was a the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, Big Sandy News, April 15, 1965

 

HARRISON, Richard Dale

1965-1965

Richard Dale Harrison, infant son of Richard Dale and Charlotte Perry Harrison of Louisa died shortly after birth, March 25. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Survivors in addition to the parents, include the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Harrison of Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Perry of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

HUGHES, Nelson

1879-1965

Rev. Nelson Hughes, 86, of Louisa, Route 5, who died Thursday, in a Louisa hospital was buried in the Hughes Cemetery on Louisa Route 5, following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Mount Olive Church at Clifford, KY, with the Rev. Sherman McGown, the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. Sammy Herald officiating. He was born in Knott County, KY, March 14, 1879, a son of the late Jordan and Janie Hicks Hughes. A retired merchant, he had been an ordained United Baptist Church minister since 1904.

Survivors include his last wife, Mrs. Pearl Stewart Hughes, two daughters, Mrs. Janie McClafferty, Paintsville, and Mrs. Ira Goble of Chatteroy, WV; seven sons, Edward Hughes, Taylor, MI, Millard and Willard Hughes of Marion, OH; Willie Hughes, Ashland; Lewis Hughes, Almo, OH; Henry Hughes, Louisa, and Luther Hughes, Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Murphy, Columbus, OH; one brother, J. H. Hughes, Glen Hays, 54 grandchildren and 95 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

JACKSON, Laura (Thompson)

1895-1965

Mrs. Laura Thompson Jackson, 69, of Fort Gay, Route 2 died at her home Sunday. Funeral services were conducted at the Rush Branch Baptist Church, where she was a member for many years, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carmi Webb and the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. Born in Wayne County on December 6, 1895, she was a daughter of the late Z. N. and Ada Crabtree Thompson. She was the widow of John Jackson. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Kitts, Mrs. Burgess Thompson and Mrs. Carlos Jackson of Fort Gay, Route 2 and Mrs. Woodrow Crabtree of Cleveland; two sons, Willie Jackson of Fort Gay and John B. Jackson of Cleveland; a brother, Zett Thompson of East Lyon and 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was returned to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

KINNER, Maxwell

Maxwell Kinner, 60, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Huntington and Charleston WV, died April 15 in a Clearwater hospital. Funeral services and burial were in Huntington. The husband of the former Bernice Bunch of Huntington, he formerly was associated with the Baldwin Supply Co. in Charleston and had been in the real estate business since moving to Florida seven years ago. He was born in Lawrence county, KY a son of Mrs. Clara Kinner of Louisa, Route 4 and the late Fred Kinner. Survivors in addition to his widow and mother include two brothers, John Kinner of Ashland and Earl W. Kinner of West Liberty, KY. The body was brought to Beard Mortuary, Huntington. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

MAYNARD, Dan B.

1877-1965

Dan B. Maynard, 87, of Louisa Route 5, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery near Louisa. He was born October 28, 1877, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Lewis and Emma Peters Maynard and was a retired farmer. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Frasher and Mrs. Harold Wellman of Fort Gay, Mrs. Edward Justice of Clothier, WV, and Mrs. William Carr of Louisa; two sons, Roy and Grant Maynard of Louisa; two brothers, Frank Maynard of Fort Gay and Laurel Maynard of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Jarrett Hammons of Louisa, and 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Saturday. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

MAYNARD, Jacob Cown (Pete)

Jacob Cown (Pete) Maynard, 77 years old of Louisa, who died Friday night at his home, was buried in Hall cemetery near Louisa following funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday in Friendship United Baptist Church on Louisa route 5, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. A retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee, he was a native of Lawrence County. He was a member of the Friendship Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Frazier, Mrs. Jay Thompson and Mrs. Ray Thompson; four sons, Lindsey, Albert, Bill and Grandville Maynard; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a son Bill Maynard on Louisa route 2, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

MEADE, Charlie E.

1883-1965

Charlie E. Meade, 81 years old, of Louisa, Route 1, died at the home of a nephew, Bill Hinkle of Louisa, Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist Church and burial was in the Meade Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. He was born in September 1883, a son of the late Charles and Mary Austin Meade. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Nolda Hinkle of Charley, KY, and Mrs. Bessie Murrs of Delaware, OH. The body was taken to the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

MILLER, Roland

Roland Miller, 53, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Thursday of last week in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Webb Chapel in Lawrence County with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He was born in Augusta County, VA, a son of the late Edward and Ellen Miller, and was a Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maxine Clevenger Miller; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Anderson of Columbus and Mrs. Margaret Barrett of Washington. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965


MOORE, Nannie (Cordle)

1882-1965

Mrs. Nannie Moore, 82, of Lancaster, OH, a native of Cordell, KY died Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Moore was born April 23, 1882, at Cordell, a daughter of the late John and Ruth Lester Cordle.  Her husband, Matt, died in 1924. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Nelson Ball of Columbus, OH; a son, Johnnie D. Moore of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Dora Moore of Lancaster; 3 brothers, Jessie E. Cordle of Columbus, Levi Cordle of Amanda, OH, and Elva Cordle of Ironton; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

NEALY, Angela Dee

1965-1965

Angela Dee Nealy, daughter of John and Alma Loretta Dowden Nealy, of Fort Gay Route 1, who was dead at birth Wednesday night, April 14, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the Robinson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1 following graveside services Thursday afternoon. Other survivors include two sisters and a brother, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Dowden of Fort Gay Route 1 and John Nealy of Volney, VA. Arrangements were in charge of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

PARSLEY, Alice (Davis)

Mrs. Alice Parsley, 80, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel, Inez, with the Rev. Willie Kirk officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV. She was born at Pilgrim, KY, a daughter of the late John and Alice Davis, and was the widow of Moses Parsley. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Wilda Parsley of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Pack of Kermit, Mrs. Rosa Webb of Maher and Mrs. Rebecca Williamson of Columbus; and a brother, Ked Davis of Louisa and a niece, Mrs. Dewey Muncy, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

PENNINGTON, Thomas Franklin

1908-1965

Thomas Franklin Pennington, 56, Huntington former employee of American Can and Foundry, died Monday night after a heart attack at the home of a friend. Mr. Pennington was born August 12, 1908, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Granville and Mary Howard Pennington. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eunice Pinkerman Pennington, three daughters, Mrs. Linda Lauter, South Point, Miss Sharon Kay and Miss Brenda Pennington of Huntington; three sons, Pvt. Larry Pennington, U. S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA, Bobby Eugene and Bernard Pennington, Huntington, a brother, John Pennington, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Billups, Chesapeake and Mrs. Evelyn Chapman, Huntington; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from Huntington Pentecostal Church of Christ. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

PIGG, Ulysses S.

1878-1965

Ulysses S. (Grant) Pigg, 87, of Louisa, Route 1, died Friday in a Huntington hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from Moore's Chapel, near Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. He was born December 10, 1878, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Felix and Louisa McClure Pigg, and was a retired coal miner and a Spanish-American War veteran. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ella Patrick Pigg; a daughter, Mrs. Sherman Taylor of Huntington; a son, Howard Pigg, of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Cora Ball of Huntington; two brothers, Ben Pigg of Louisa and Everett Pigg of Hellier, KY and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence Saturday at 4 p.m. where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1965

 

SAVAGE, John A.

1875-1965

John A. Savage, 89, of Louisa, Route 4, died in a Louisa hospital on Thursday morning April 8. Funeral services for the retired farmer and blacksmith were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Austin Fields and the Rev. W. B. Curnutte, both of Coal Grove, OH and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. He was born June 1, 1875, a son of the late Christopher and Jane Shepard Savage. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha Smith Savage, to whom he had been married for 54 years; a son, Glenn B. Savage of Louisa Route 4, two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Taylor and Mrs. Nura Holbrook, both of Louisa Route 4, and a brother, Wert Savage of Louisa, Route 4. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1965

 

SKAGGS, Cora (Adams)

Mrs. Cora Adams Skaggs, 76, a native of Martha, KY, succumbed Tuesday, April 8, in a Lexington, KY hospital following an illness of three weeks. A daughter of the late B. G. and Amanda Bailey Adams, she was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church, Lexington. Her husband, Oscar Skaggs, preceded her in death 34 years ago. She had resided in Lexington with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cain for the past 29 years. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was made in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Cain, of Lexington, three brothers, Bill Adams, Portsmouth, OH, Thurman Adams, West Palm Beach, FL and Proctor Adams, Dayton, OH and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bays, Portsmouth and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were M. S. Rice, Russell Dobyns, Vinson Lester, Check Cain, Billy and Tommy Green. Out of town people attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams and daughter, Mrs. Louise Freeman, Mrs. Ethel Bays and daughter, Pauline, Mrs. Mary Adams Blume, Portsmouth, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gain and daughter, Elaine, Billy Green of Lexington, KY, Tommy Green of Charleston, SC, Mr. Check Cain, Cincinnati, and daughter Carol Ann of Lexington; Mr. Jerry Mason, Elliott County. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1965

 

SKAGGS, Versa (Skaggs)

1893-1965

By Mrs. Sanford Bailey, Keaton Corresp.

Mrs. Versa Skaggs, 72, wife of Wilson Skaggs, deceased March 17, at the Riverview Nursing Home at Russell after a long illness. Born July 11, 1893, she was the daughter of Martin W. and Arinda Fyffe Skaggs. A brother, Hunter Skaggs of Martha and Mrs. Amanda McKenzie of Lancaster, OH were also born to this union and survive. After the death of her father, her mother was married to Jerry Skaggs and to this union was born 10 children, 6 of whom survive, Charley Skaggs of Missoula, MT, Noah and Bennie Skaggs of Columbus, OH, Delila Certain, Williamsport, OH, Mary Baker of Martha and Mrs. Elva Gillum of Keaton, her husband, preceded her in death August 14. 1956. She was converted and baptized many years ago and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Having no foster mother to many. She leaves besides her brothers and sisters, many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing, but having lived a faithful Christian life these many years, we know our loss is Heaven's gain. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

STRIENTENBERGER, Rosa (Hay)

1887-1965

Mrs. Rosa Strientenberger, 77, of Louisa, who died Tuesday in a Columbus, OH hospital, will be buried in the Hay Cemetery on Louisa Route 1, following funeral services Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from Mary Emily Church on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. She was born August 13, 1887, on Louisa Route 1, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary McKinster Hay. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. William Thompson of Waverly, OH and Mrs. Vivian Huffines of Groveport, OH, a son, Brook Strientenberger of Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Lily Cordle and Mrs. Dove Moore of Columbus, and Mrs. Oscar Short of Louisa, Route 1; two brothers, L. B. Hay of Louisa Route 1 and Okey Hay of Columbus. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Freelin Lindsey

1878-1965

Freelin Lindsey Thompson, 87, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Thursday night in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Oak Grove Methodist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Paddle Creek. A widely known Wayne County farmer, he was born October 20, 1878, near Fort Gay, a son of the late Minville and Rebecca Crabtree Thompson. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, died in 1959. Survivors include a son, Clifford Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, 8 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Webb of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Ed Robertson of Fort Gay, Route 2, Mrs. Edward Drnka of Newbury, OH, Mrs. Spencer Starcher of Canal Fulton, OH, Mrs. Paul Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Harold Kitt of Massillon, OH, Mrs. E. J. Jarrell of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Mrs. Herbert Rickey of Seville, OH; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Richard Dawson of Idaho and Mrs. Douglas Porter and Mrs. Jay Fraser of Fort Gay and a brother, George Lloyd of Wadsworth, OH. The body was taken tot he residence Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Lowell

1898-1965

Lowell Thompson, 66 years old, of Louisa, Star Route, died at 5:40 p.m. March 29, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. He was a welder and a construction worker. He was born July 4,1898, at Webbville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dennis Chapel by the Rev. Ray Fluty. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery at Louisa Star Route. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ruby Daniels Thompson, one son, James Paul Thompson; of Decauter, IL; two daughters, Ethel and Imogene of Smyrna, DE; one step daughter, Mrs. Henry Cox, Lexington, KY and one sister, Mrs. Wade Johnson of Magnolia, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1965

 

WELLS, Hattie (Wells)

1891-1965

Mrs. Hattie Wells, 74, of Beaver, OH, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, April 18, at Pike County Hospital. She had been a patient there three weeks. Mrs. Wells was born at Webbville, KY. She was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Savannah Wells. Her husband, Saul Wells, preceded her in death in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 21, at Hammerstein Funeral Home with the Rev. William Remy officiating. Burial was in the Beaver Union Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1965

 

WHEELER, Madge (Hayes)

1901-1965

Mrs. Madge Hayes Wheeler, 63, of 655 Gartrell St., Ashland, died at 6:55 p.m. in an Ashland hospital Thursday, April 22, after an illness of seven weeks. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, November 28, 1901, a daughter of the late John R. and Mary Ramey Hayes. She formerly taught school in Lawrence County, and moved to Ashland 32 years ago. She was a member of the Second Methodist Church, Ashland and the Order of Eastern Star at Blaine. Surviving are the husband, Jim Wheeler, two sons, James C. Wheeler of Ashland and Gary Wheeler of Danleyton, KY, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Burton of Columbus, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Forest Ford. Burial was in Golden Oak Memorial Gardens, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1965

 

YOUNG, James Allen

James Allen Young, 19 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Allen and Lucy Hensley Young of Louisa, who died Monday at 3:55 a.m. at his home, was buried in Pinehill Cemetery following funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Additional survivors include a sister, Patty Noreen Young, at home and the grandmothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Bearess of Louisa Route 1 and Mrs. Virgie Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1965

 

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ATKINS, Jay

1882-1965

Jay Atkins, 82, of Louisa, died Friday at a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2":30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired civil service employee of a federal government hospital, Mr. Atkins was born June 19,1882, at Yatesville, KY, a son of the late John D. and Mary Ann Foster Atkins. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Copley of Catlettsburg, route 2 and a son, the Rev. Raymond Atkins of Welch, WV; a brother Ray Atkins of Midkiff, WV and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1965

 

CHAFFIN, Lisa Arlene

1965-1965

Lisa Arlene Chaffin, 2 month old daughter of William and Martha Marie Triplett Chaffin, of Louisa Star Route, died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Midway Baptist Church on Louisa Route 3 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery there. Additional survivors include a sister and a brother, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Chaffin of Louisa, Route 3 and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Triplett of Louisa Star Route. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

CLAY, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Clay, of Carpenter, Route 1, Ohio, died in Meigs General Hospital, Friday, April 23. He is survived by three sons, Ben G. Clay, Albany, OH, Warren D. Clay, Downington, OH, and Charles M. Clay, Mansfield, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Verigan, Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Leah Robinson Carpenter, Route 1. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. from the Dyesville Church with the Rev. Uber officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. He was a brother in law of Mr. and Mrs. Purl Frasher, of Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1965

 

HAMMOND, Colonel

1885-1965

Colonel Hammond, 80, of Route 5, Louisa, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. German Walters officiating and burial was in the Hammond Cemetery on Route 5. He was born April 12, 1885, a son of the late Jarrett and Rebecca Fluty Hammond. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 45 years. His wife, Mrs. Cora Webb Hammond, died in 1953. Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Cuba Ward of Columbus, Mrs. Neva Hughes of Louisa Route 2, Mrs. Tinnie Webb of Indianapolis, Mrs. Laura Belle Butcher of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Dolly Preston of Louisa, Route 5, Mrs. Marie Scarberry of Lorain, OH, and Mrs. Bessie Grayson of Ashland, KY; five sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Triplett and Mrs. Lizzie Claghorn, Pond Creek, KY, Mrs. Goldie Stacey, Belfry, KY, Mrs. Roy Maynard, Louisa, Route 5, and Mrs. Proctor Senters, Cincinnati, two sons, Jesse of Route 5 and Junior Hammond of Columbus; two brothers, Clifford and Grady Hammond of Louisa Route 2, and 38 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

JORDAN, Herman

1905-1965

Herman Jordan, 59, of Louisa, who died Saturday, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery following funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. A former legal secretary, he was born July 24, 1905, at Louisa, a son of the late H. A. and Dolly Atkins Jordan. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Catlettsburg. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Warren Dixon and Mrs. Grant Taylor of Louisa, Mrs. Harry Berger of Huntington and Mrs. William Carey of Kenova and three brothers, Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV, Glen Jordan of Columbus, and Leon Jordan of Santa Ana, CA. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1965

 

JORDAN, Jennings Bryan

1907-1965

Jennings Bryan Jordan, 57, of Louisa Route 4, died Monday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Baker Chapel of the Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating and burial was in the Jordan Cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. A retired farmer, he was born December 6, 1907, on Louisa, Route 4, a son of the late Marion F. and Kitty Cunningham Jordan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. June Adkins Jordan; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Perry of Lackland Air Force Base, TX, and Mrs. William Litton of Louisa, Route 4; four grandchildren; three brothers, Adlai Jordan of Michigan, Henry Jordan of Louisa Route 4, and Marvin Jordan of Detroit, and three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Jones of New London, OH, Mrs. L. T. Mills of Toronto, OH and Mrs. Arvis Coomer of Taylor, MI. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services from Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

JORDAN, Jesse H.

1884-1965

Jesse H. Jordan, 81, of 618 Lock Avenue, Louisa, died Wednesday morning in a Louisa hospital. A retired merchant, he formerly owned and operated a grocery and general merchandise store at Fallsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born May 5, 1884, at Fallsburg, a son of the late Richard and Fannie Savage Jordan. He was a member of Green Hill Lodge F & AM, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Indra Consistory Scottish Rite, in Covington, KY and El Hasa Temple of the Shrine in Ashland. He was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillie Jobe Jordan; two sons, Woodrow W. Jordan of Coco, FL and Jesse H. Jordan, Jr., of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and two half sisters, Mrs. Goldie J. Short of Ashland and Mrs. Grace Townsend of St. Louis. Friends may call at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1965

 

LYONS, Lona (Lyon)

Mrs. Lona Lyons, 76, of 2236 Vinton Ave., Portsmouth, OH, died at 12:08 a.m. Friday, April 23, in Mercy Hospital there. Mrs. Lyons was a native of Martha, KY, and the widow of Kenton Lyons, who died in 1949. She was a daughter of the late Harve and Elizabeth Dobyns Lyon. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, from the Windel-Howland Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Hamilton officiating. Interment was in Memorial Burial Park, in Portsmouth. Surviving are two sons, Hobart Lyons of Sheffield Lake, OH and Ruby Lyons, 2118 Jackson St., Portsmouth; a daughter, Mrs. Ivarene Prather, 2236 Vinton Ave., Portsmouth, three sisters, Mrs. Grace Weaver, 3959 Rhodes Ave., New Boston, Mrs. Auda McDonald of Bellefontaine and Mrs. Levisa Hileman of Enon; a brother, Harold Lyons of Chillicothe, Route 5, 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The deceased was a cousin of Mr. Russell Dobyns, of Louisa and Port Dobyns of Martha. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dobyns. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1965

 

SKAGGS, Lonnie C.

1897-1965

Lonnie C. Skaggs, 68, Martha, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Mr. Skaggs was born March 2, 1897, at Martha, a son of the late Andrew and Martha Boggs Skaggs. He was a retired pumper for the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., where he was employed 41 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the residence with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are his widow, Zelma Davis Skaggs; two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Wolfe of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Craig Francisca of Waynesville, OH; one brother, Alfred Skaggs of Louisa, and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1965

 

STANSBURY, Meaker R.

1895-1965

Meaker R. Stansbury, 69, of Louisa, Route 2, who died Thursday, May 6 in a Huntington hospital, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Smith Chapel, Louisa, Route 2, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. He was born December 6, 1895, a son of the late Harry H. and Victoria Wellman Stansbury and was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Justice of Portsmouth, VA and Mrs. Taylor Cecil of Louisa, Route 2; and three brothers, Max and Ed Stansbury of Louisa, Route 2 and Milt Stansbury of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

STONE, Eula (New)

1923-1965

Mrs. Eula New Stone, 42, of Troy, MI, died in a Troy hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and the Rev. Frank Young officiating, and burial will be in the St. Albans, WV Cemetery. She was born at Kenova, WV on March 12, 1923, a daughter of Andy and Shirley Fitzpatrick New of Louisa. She was a member of the Troy Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to the parents are the husband, Emory Stone, to whom she had been married for 13 years; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Smallwood of St. Albans, Mrs. Carlton Ison and Mrs. Robert Michael of Louisa and two brothers, Homer New of Dayton, OH and Calvin New of Urbana, OH. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. tomorrow. Big Sandy News, May 27,1965

 

THOMPSON, Walter

1914-1965

Walter Thompson, 51, of Mill Creek, Fort Gay, Route 2, died Thursday, May 113 in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. A farmer, he was born April 7,1914, on Mill Creek, a son of the late James Harvey and Rebecca Pauley Thompson. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ivory Bartram Thompson; three daughters, Mrs. Terry Denchy of California, Mrs. Bill Short of Fort Gay and Miss Carolyn Thompson, at home; two sons, Edward and Joe Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Maynard of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Earl Caudill of Louisa Route 1, and Mrs. Amy Sue Gibbs of Bedford, OH; and four grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home until noon Saturday when it was taken to the home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, Mary 20, 1965

 

VANHOOSE, Ella Mae (Butcher)

1891-1965

Mrs. Ella Mae VanHoose, 73, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday in a Paintsville hospital. She was the widow of John VanHoose.  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gallie Isaac and Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut.  

Survivors include eight sons, Eugene VanHoose, Ashland; Clifford VanHoose, Urbana, OH; Clarence and Hubert VanHoose, Richardson Ky.; Willard and Chester VanHoose, Dayton OH; Randolph VanHoose, Cranell, CA; Paul David VanHoose, Springfield, OH; seven daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bryan, Ashland; Mrs. Evelyn Fitch, Logan, WV; Mrs. Wilda Bailey and Mrs. Ruth Ann Adkins, La Puente, CA; Mrs.  Barbara Fitch, Dayton, OH; Mrs. Joetta Stacey and Mrs. Jonella Burgess, Dayton, OH; one brother, Beecher Butcher, Williamsport and one sister, Edna Ward, Williamsport. Other survivors include 49 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was moved to the home from the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

YOUNG, Mart

1878-1965

Mart Young, 87, of Route 1, Webbville, KY, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Young was born March 4, 1878, at Route 1, Webbville, a son of the late William and Fannie Adkins Young. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) at the home of a son, Johnnie Young, where Mr. Young made his home, with the Rev. Jack Perry, the Rev. Ocie Adams, and the Rev. Custer Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Young Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Arbie Pigg of Louisa, Mrs. W.M. Caldwell of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Mont Derifield of Cherokee, KY; three sons, Johnnie and Willie Young of Cherokee and Harry Young of Williamsport, OH; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the home of his son at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1965

 

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CHAFFIN, Dewey S.

1899-1965

Dewey S. Chaffin, 66, of Louisa, Route 4, died Wednesday morning, June 2, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Louisa, Route 4. A farmer, he was born January 22, 1899 in Elliott County, KY, a so of the late Robert and Laura Kitchen Chaffin. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Moore Chaffin, three sons, Earl B. Chaffin of Mansfield, OH, Clyde P. Chaffin of Waukegan, IL and Robert B. Chaffin of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, a brother, William Chaffin of Mansfield and three sisters, Mrs. Colby Quisenberry of Louisa, Route 4 and Mrs. R. H. Hibbard of Arcadia, FL and Mrs. Haskell Belcher of Prichard, WV. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1965

 

COLLIER, Harry

1895-1965

Harry Collier, 70, of Martha, KY died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. Hubert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery. He was born at Martha on May 2, 1895, a son of the late Henry and Samantha Kelly Collier, and was a retired pumper for the Ashland Oil & Refining Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Barker Collier; two daughters,  Mrs. Junior Burchett of Unionville Center, OH and Mrs. J. Paul Riggsby of Middletown, OH; five sons, Garnet Collier of Galloway, OH, Leonard Collier of Plain City, OH, Lawrene Collier of Martha, Reginald Collier of North Lewisburg, OH and Edgel Collier of Gary, IN; a sister, Mrs. Jane Caldwell of Cedar Grove, OH; a brother, John Collier, Springfield, OH; and 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Saturday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1965

 

COX, Burrell B.

1873-1965

Burrell B. Cox, 91, of Hunter, KY, died Tuesday, June 8, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 10, at 12 noon from the Lick Creek Methodist Church in Lawrence County and burial was in the Cox Cemetery, Louisa. He was born October 16, 1873, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leander Cox. He was a miner and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, where he fought in the battle of San Juan Hill. His two wives, Mrs. Annie Williamson Cox and Mrs. Amanda France Cox, preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Cleveland Cox, Wheaton, IL, Lawrence Cox, Washington, PA, and Homer Cox, Ypsilanti, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Sexton of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, Mrs. Pearl Salisbury of Hunter and Mrs. Vivian Stumbo of Ypsilanti. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1965

 

CRUM, Parker

1904-1965

Parker Cru, 60, of Debord, KY, died Thursday June 3, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist Church in Inez, KY, with the Rev. Jimmie Grayson officiating. Burial was in Saltwell Cemetery near Inez. A farmer, he was born July 16, 1904 in Martin County, a son of the late Lonzo and Minnie Ward Crum. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nannie Daniels Crum; two sons, Jack Rinimer of Richlands, VA and Lon Daniel Crum, serving in the Army in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Walker of Inex and Mrs. Aurelia Howard of Debord; six brothers, James Crum of China, CA, Jeptha and Ambrose Crum of Akron, OH Cyrus Crum of Wayne, WV, and Clemon and Clayton Crum of Kopperston, WV and four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Goble and Mrs. Bertha Mollett of Debord, Mrs. Rosemary Blackburn of Devella and Mrs. Elsie Maynard of Inez. The body was taken to the residence Saturday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez and to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1965

 

ELLIOTT, Opal (Spencer)

Mrs. Fred Elliott, 75, of Los Angeles, CA, the former Miss Opal Spencer, of Louisa, succumbed Friday, June 11, in a Los Angeles hospital following an extended illness. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Spencer of Louisa, she was an active member of the Louisa Methodist Church, civic and social clubs before going to California around 35 years ago. Her husband, Mr. Elliott, preceded her in death nine years ago. Since his death she had resided with a sister, Mrs. Ethel Cook and a nephew, Mr. Berlin Cain at 4444 Los Feliz Boulevard, in Los Angeles, only survivors of the D. C. Spencer family. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Little Church of the Flowers with a Methodist minister officiating. Interment was made in Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Glendale, CA. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1965

 

HAMMOND, Jane (Thompson)

1877-1965

Mrs. Jane Hammond, 87, of Webbville, Route 1, died Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hillman of Webbville, Route 1, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was born November 28, 1877, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Green and Celina Wright Thompson. She was the widow of W. M. Hammond, who died in 1945. Survivors, in addition to the one daughter, include two other daughters, Mrs. Grace Haney of Grayson Route 3 and Mrs. Claude Ratliff of Chillicothe, OH; three sons, Eskel Hammond of Webbville, Lovell Hammond of Williamsport, OH, and Lowell Hammond of Bloomingburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Watt Perry of Grove City, OH; a brother, G. C. Thompson of Webbville; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Hillman on Monday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1965

 

HATCHER, James H.

1889-1965

James H. Hatcher, 76. of 215 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, PA, died early Friday morning May 14, in Westmoreland Hospital. Born March 25, 1889, in Louisa, KY, he was the son of the late James R. and Julia Ann Vaughan Hatcher. .... Pennsylvania since that time. They have returned for frequent visits throughout the years. He is survived by his widow, and the following children; Henry V. Hatcher of Hagerstown, MD, Mrs. Donald F. (Ann) Queer of Norvelt, Donald H. Hatcher, of Las Vegas, NV, Franklin R. Hatcher, of Baltimore, OH, and Miss Betty Christine, of Selinsgrove, PA. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. William Bartram of Richton, IL. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m. from the Robert J. Kepple Funeral Home at Greensburg, with his minister, J. Reynolds Lewis officiating. Interment was in Westmoreland Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1965

 

HOWELL, Nelle (Cassity)

Mrs. Nelle C. Howell, 58, wife of Harry F. Howell, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at her home on West Main St., Mt. Sterling, KY. A native of Rowan County, she was a member of the Baptist Church and had many friends throughout central Kentucky and this area where she visited with her sister, Mrs. David Morris in Louisa and Blainetown. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Morris, Louisa and Mrs. Frank Grunden, of Chicago; a brother, Arch Cassity, Chicago; two half sisters, Mrs. Alice Turner and Mrs. Lenora Baird, both of Mt. Sterling; a half brother, John L. Cassity, all of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. L. Neikirk at 10 a.m. Friday from the Eastin-Richey Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery. Bearers were George Kline, Ray Carnett, Andrew Brone, Mike Flood, Arlie Caudill, Sr., Alpha Hutcheson, W. S. Howell, Rezin C. Howell, Brack Willoughby and Virgil Hall. Attending the funeral from this area were Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Graham and daughters, Garnet and Ruth and Mrs. Cecil Sands. Rev. A. N. Lester of Catlettsburg, Route 1, conducted consolation services Friday morning at the Morris home since Mrs. Morris was unable to attend her sister's funeral. Other out of town people attending were Mrs. Lester, Mrs. Charles Cooper, Mrs. E. T. Amburgy, of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Mabel Alfrey of Morehead. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1965

 

JORDAN, Clova (Cordle)

1917-1965

Mrs. Clova Cordle Jordan, 48, who was born at Cordell, Lawrence County, KY, April 21, 1917, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cordle, now of West Jefferson, OH, became ill in December of 1964, and expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Bradley in Columbus, OH 5:20 a.m. Thursday, June 17. She was the widow of Robert Jordan, who died February 8,1959, as a result of an automobile accident a few months earlier in which his brother, Alvin Jordan, was killed instantly. Mrs. Jordan lived in the Adams vicinity of Lawrence County until late in 1963, when she assumed the management of the Brunswick Hotel in Louisa. Formerly a member of Carter Chapel, she had been a faithful member of the Dry Ridge Church for the last 30 years. She will long be remembered for her exceeding kindliness, her gentle spirit, her helpfulness and service  to those who were ill and the elderly people in her local community. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, 10 a.m. from the Dry Ridge Church at Adams, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in Moore cemetery. Survivors include the parents, and her daughter, two sons, Ralph Covey Jordan, of Columbus, OH, and Donald Gene Jordan, stationed in Vietnam; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Smout of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Lomar Gosser of London, OH; four brothers, David Allen Cordle of Columbus, Elmer Cordle of West Jefferson and Eugene and Sidney Cordle of London, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1965

 

KERR, John Riley

1909-1965

John Riley Kerr, 56, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday morning following a long illness. A coal miner, he was born January 24,1909, at Delbarton, WV, the son of the late William and Alma Compton Kerr. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Little, with the Rev. Sherman McGowen and the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the Peters Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are two daughters and three sons; five sisters, Mrs. Kendall Miller and Mrs. Wilda McKey, both of Cincinnati, Mrs. Fred Little of Route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lon Totton of Delbarton and Mrs. Frank Duque of Los Angeles, and two brothers, Thomas and William Kerr, Jr., both of Cincinnati. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Little from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1965

 

LARGE, John F. Fleming

1893-1965

John F. Fleming Large, 71, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Saturday night in a Portsmouth, OH nursing home. A farmer, he was born August 23, 1893, at Webbville, a son of the late Thomas and Louise Adams Large. He was a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Zella Adams, Large, died several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville. Survivors include three sons, Carl and Robert Large of Lancaster, OH, and Gene Large of Chillicothe, Route 1, six grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. R. M. Belt of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. Ellen Daniels of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Marinda Adams of Cherokee, KY. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1965

 

OSBORN, Mag (Moore)

Mrs. Wayne Osborn, the former "Mag" Moore, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Moore, pioneer settlers of the Blaine section, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at the Old Mason's Home in Shelbyville, Sunday morning May 23. Mrs. Osborn was born and reared in Lawrence County where she resided most of her life before going to the Old Mason's Home with her husband, a former teacher in Lawrence County schools for many years. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in the Knob Branch section of Lawrence County. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arlie W. Smith of Danville, KY and Mrs. S. W. Gilkerson of Swannanoa, NC; three brothers, W. H. Moore of Georgetown, FL, Dewey and Bascom Moore, of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Adams and Mrs. R. M. Dean of South Point, OH, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning May 25, from the Stith Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Max L. Stitts, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Danville, officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Danville. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1965

 

PERRY, Elias, Jr.

1915-1965

Elias Perry, Jr., 49, formerly of Fort Gay, WV was found dead in his room at a hotel here Sunday morning. A hotel employee discovered the body about 10 a.m. Mr. Perry had been living at the hotel. Lawrence County Coroner, R. A. Wilson, ruled that Mr. Perry died of natural causes, probably a heart attack and time of death was said to have been on Friday. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Perry Cemetery on Route 1, Radnor, WV with the Rev. Sam Perry of Dunlow, WV officiating. He was born June 15, 1915,a son of the late A. J. and Ora Wilson Perry. He was a veteran of World War II and was a construction worker, Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Nuckom of Fort Wayne, IN, a son, tony Perry in the U. S. Army; a sister, Mrs. Olive E. Loper of El Segundo, CA and a brother, Gus Perry of Dunlow. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1965

 

STEVENS, Carrie (Frazier)

1886-1965

Mrs. Carrie Stevens, 78, of Louisa, died Monday evening in a local hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Stevens was born September 12, 1886, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Carter Frazier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Stevens, who died in 1952. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edna Bishop, of Logan, WV, three sons, Ira Stevens and John Stevens, both of Louisa, and Joseph Stevens, Jr., of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Copley of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Tip Quillen of Ashland; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Luke

1965-1965

Luke Thompson, infant son of Mont and Rebecca Vanderpool Thompson, of Fort Gay, Route 2, was dead at birth Thursday, June 17, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Wilson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Additional survivors include five sisters and two brothers, at home. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Mary Elizabeth (Chapman)

1872-1965

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Thompson, 92,  Louisa, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence after a long illness. Mrs. Thompson was born October 8, 1872, at Wilbur, KY, a daughter of the late Greenville and Martha Salyers Chapman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Methodist Church here with the Rev. W. L. Stratton and the Rev. James Grayson officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Her husband, David J. Thompson, died in 1938. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eskel Adams and Mrs. Martha Hayes, both of Louisa, and Mrs. William Malicote of Berea, KY; two sons, Sheridan Thompson of Kenova, WV, and Carl Thompson of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Enos Kitchen of Grayson, KY and Mrs. Ethel Heffelfinger of Prescott, AZ; one brother, Milton Chapman of Flatwoods, KY; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1965

 

TURNER, John

1911-1965

John Turner, 53, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday morning, 10:15 a.m. in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born in Lawrence County, November 30, 1911, a son of the late J. Mack and Emily Northup Turner. He was a grandson of the late Colonel J. H. Northup, one of the early leaders in the development of the Sandy Valley area. Immediate survivors are a niece and nephew, Mary and Tom Felger of Louisville, children of the late Phoebe Turner Felger, a sister of the deceased. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1965

 

WATTS, Beulah (Fairchild)

1899-1965

Mrs. Beulah Watts, 66, native of Johnson County, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Born February 20, 1899, a daughter of George N. and Alice Lemaster Fairchild, she had lived in Huntington 13 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Oak Springs United Baptist Church with Elder Everett Sloan officiating. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors include two sons and two daughters, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother D. J. Fairchild of Louisa and a sister, Mrs. Alice Mayo of Huntington. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1965

 

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BORDERS, Myrtle (Preston)

1890-1965

A Richardson, KY, woman was killed Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m. when a car in which she was a passenger went out of control on a curve on U. S. 40, approximately two miles north of Inez, KY skidded and slammed into a hill.  Mrs. Myrtle Borders, 75, was dead on arrival at Louisa General Hospital.  A hospital spokesman said she died of heard injuries.  Her husband, William Borders, also a passenger in the car, was treated and released.  Mr. and Mrs. Borders were reportedly en route to Pineville, WV, to visit a daughter.  Funeral services for Mrs. Borders were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Richardson United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating.  Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Richardson.  She was born Feb. 4, 1890, at Milo, KY, a daughter of the Late James R. and Elizabeth Borders Preston.  Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter Preston of Richardson and Mrs. William Starr of Pineville, WV; a son, Paul Borders of McDowell, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Rilda Maynard of Richardson and Mrs. Ida Swert of Rittman, OH; two brothers, Harper Preston of Bryansville, KY, and John B. Preston of Detroit; seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Thursday. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1965

 

BRANHAM, Ondus

1903-1965

Ondus Branham, 62, of Perrysville, OH, died Tuesday morning at Kettering Hospital in Loudenville, OH. He was a retired carpenter who had been associated with Weaver Construction Company, Louisa. Mr. Branham was born June 20, 1903 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of Arzella Porter Branham and the late M. L. Branham. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Peters Cemetery, Route 2 Fort Gay. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Peters Branham; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Hinkle, Perrysville, two sisters, Mrs. Violet Perry, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Dorothy Wheeler of Vitton, OH; two brothers, Arbie and Milligan Branham, Fort Gay and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

CARLSON, Myrtle (Shannon)

1887-1965

Mrs. Myrtle S. Carlson, 78, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday evening, July 22, at 8:30 following an illness of six weeks. She was born April 18, 1887, at Irad, KY, daughter of the late William and Mary L. Thompson Shannon. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 40 years. She was an active member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and was presented a life membership for her long time leadership in her Circle. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Mrs. J. B. Hughes and Mrs. W. T. Hinkle sang her favorite hymns, "Good Night Here and Good Morning Up There" and "Beyond the Sunset". Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James I. Cheek of Louisa and Mrs. Carl D. Hopson of Ashland, one son, Willis S. Carlson of Camp Hurst, NJ; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Moore of Russell and Mrs. John Jobe of Route 3, Louisa; one brother, Riley Shannon of Canton, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1965

 

CARROLL, Maggie (Blankenship)

1870-1965

Mrs. Maggie Carroll, 95, of Fort Gay, WV, who died Wednesday, July 7, in a Huntington hospital, was buried in the Wellman Cemetery following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church on Fort Gay route 1, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. She was born in Virginia on January 1, 1870, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Green Blankenship, and was the widow of the Rev. W.M. Carroll, who died in 1950. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe Harris, of East Lynn, WV; three sons, the Rev. Robert G. Carroll of Crum, Route 1, WV, Floyd Carroll of Fort Gay, and Millard Carroll of Biggs, KY, and 36 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1965

 

CHAPMAN, William David

1876-1965

William David Chapman, 88, Louisa, retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employee died at 4 p.m. Sunday at his home. Mr. Chapman was born November 6, 1876, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Strother and Lydia Peck Chapman. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Methodist Church at Chapman, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rosa Belle Miller Chapman, six daughters, Mrs. Marvin Meredith and Mrs. Thomas Franklin of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Drew Parson and Mrs. William J. Robinette of Logan, Mrs. Ellen Gibson, Carey, OH and Mrs. William Loar of Vienna, VA; four sons, Haskel of Catlettsburg, Billy and James of New Buffalo, MI, and George Chapman, Shelbiana; two brothers, George Chapman, Huntington and Joe Chapman, Louisa, Route 2, four sisters, Mrs. Lyss Berry, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Mary See and Mrs. Lizzie Kitchen of Louisa, and Mrs. Ida Bartram of Mansfield, OH and 9 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

COMPTON, May (Salyers)

1885-1965

Mrs. May Salyers, Compton, wife of the late S. G. Compton, of Columbus, OH, passed away at her home June 28th. Funeral services were held July 1. Interment was made in Columbus. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Salyers, Mrs. Compton was born in Lawrence County near Five Forks in 1885 and attended Lawrence County rural schools. She is survived by one brother, Sam D. Salyers of Ashland, KY; two sons, R. P. Compton of Dayton, OH and H. C. Compton of Akron, OH; three daughters, Mrs. L.H. Lawson, Mrs. J. J. Prestler and Mrs. R. C. Wilson, all of Columbus; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Ernest L. Compton and son, Ben Compton. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1965

 

CRUTCHER, Emma (Raines)

1873-1965

Mrs. Emma Raines Crutcher, 91, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. J. Donald Carrico officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Born December 4, 1873, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Amanda Webb Raines. In 1891, she was married to C. B. Crutcher, who died in 1937. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Ironton. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Brown Tavenner of Ironton, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Charlene Echols of Michigan; two sons, William Crutcher of Morehead, KY and Ernest Crutcher of Detroit; and 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

FRAZIER, Louella (Ratcliff)

1875-1965

Mrs. Louella Frazier, 80, of 1520 Poplar St., Kenova, WV, died Wednesday morning, June 23, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Kenova with the Rev. Stanley Franklin officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery on Kenova Route 1. She was born December 8, 1875, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late Albert and Dicy Marcum Ratcliff, and was a member of the United Baptist Church at Clifford. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Brumfield of Kenova; two sons, William Frazier of Teays Valley, Putnam County, WV and Basil Frazier of Kenova; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a brother, James E. Ratcliff of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

FRAZIER, Samuel

1891-1965

Samuel Frazier, 74, of 6981 River Road, Sciotoville, OH, died at 5 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Scioto Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Frazier was born on March 10,1891, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Mont and Effie Dobbins Frazier. He was a carpenter in the Urbana, OH area for 25 years until 1965 when he retired and moved to Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mable Frazier; a daughter, Mrs. Sarnalee Via of Columbus, OH; a step mother, Mrs. Mary Frazier of Louisa; seven sisters, Mrs. Rose Vaughan of Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Nell McKenzie and Mrs. Mary Chapman, both of Louisa, Mrs. Ruby Miller of California, Mrs. Opal Harris, Miss Blanch Frazier and Mrs. Norma Weber, all of Detroit, MI and four brothers, Proctor Frazier, of Sciotoville, John Frazier of Martin, KY, Clifford Frazier of Louisa and Mont Frazier, Jr. of Detroit and a granddaughter Cheryl Via of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, from the O'Keefe Funeral Home by Elder Eugene McKee. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Franklin Furnace, OH. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

FREESE, Fred A.

1888-1965

Fred A. Freese, 76, a well known and lifelong resident of Louisa, died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and Rev. Felix Skaggs of Louisa and the Rev. Cecil Hill of Huntington, officiating. Burial was in P:ine Hill cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by member of the veteran of Foreign Ward and American Legion. Self-employed at commercial hauling, he was born November 16, 1888, a son of the late Lewis and Amanda Burgess Freese. He was a member of the Methodist Church. and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucille Stewart Freese, a daughter, Mrs. Luther Church of Cleveland; 2 sons, Lewis and Andrew Freese of Long Island, NY and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

GRIFFITH, Linnie (Hillman)

1884-1965

Mrs. Linnie Griffith, 81, of Webbville, died Wednesday at 1 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after a two week illness. Mrs. Griffith was born April 28, 1884, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late James H. and Alice Gray Hillman. She was the widow of Johnny Griffith and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan, the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial will be in Hillman Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. T. Webb and Mrs. Ballard Kitchen; three brothers, Charlie Hillman, Robert Hillman and Nelson Hillman, all of Webbville. The body is at Young Funeral Home where friends may all. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

HAMMOND, Dianne Lynn

1965-1965

Dianne Lynn Hammond, infant daughter of William Troy and Anna May Sammons Hammond of Route 2, Louisa, died shortly after birth Friday night in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Surviving in addition to the parents, are one brother, William Troy Hammond, Jr., at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Hammond of Louisa and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Sammons of Louise. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1965

 

HOLBROOK, Woodrow W.

1912-1965

Woodrow W. Holbrook, 52, of Middletown, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, who died Saturday in a Middletown hospital, was buried in the Webb Cemetery at Webbville, KY following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Foley of Middletown officiating. A truck driver, he was born November 10, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of Charlie and Effie Webb Holbrook of Webbville. He had lived in Middletown for the past 15 years. Survivors in addition to the parents include the widow, Mrs. Irene Holbrook, two daughters, Miss Shirley Kay Holbrook, at home and Mrs. Joyce Mullins of Columbus; two sons, Joe Holbrook of Middletown and Scotty Holbrook of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Oakey Bentley of Webbville, and five brothers, Robert and Webb Holbrook of Webbville, Jay Holbrook of Grayson, Homer Holbrook of Nashville, TN and Raymond Holbrook of Ironton. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

JOHNSON, Beatrice (Chapman)

Mrs. Beatrice Chapman Johnson, 58, of Clifford, KY, died Friday at a Louisa hospital after a short illness. She was born in Georgia, the daughter of the late Lewis and Artie Chapman and was the widow of John Johnson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at graveside at the Johnson Cemetery with the Rev. Everett Maynard and the Rev. James Smith officiating. Survivors include a son, Joseph Chapman of Clifford; four stepsons, Webster and Lacy Johnson, both of Louisa, Mont Johnson of Clifford and Freddy Johnson of Job, KY, four step daughters, Mrs. Ruby Baldwin and Leana Johnson, both of Job, Mrs. Goldie Smith of Inez and Mrs. Bertha Sumpser of Newport, KY; a brother, William Chapman of Benton, TN and four sisters, Mrs. Matti Morgan and Edna and Leona Chapman, all of Benton and Mrs. Sarah Johnson of Louisa. The body was taken from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez to the residence of Lacy Johnson at Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

MILLER, Noah F.

Noah F. Miller, 79, 3258 Whitehead Road, Columbus, OH, passed away Monday June 28, following several months illness. He was a son of the late Rev. Albert H. and Trinvilla Johnson Miller, of the Meades Branch section of Lawrence County. He was a barber from 1937 until his retirement in 1963, a charter member of the Warren Avenue Nazarene Church and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Warren Avenue Nazarene Church with the Rev. James Everett and Rev. W. E. Zimmerman officiating. Interment was made in Sunset Cemetery. The body was at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Olive Shannon Miller; two sons, Charles and James Miller, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Leonard, all of Columbus; four grandchildren; two brothers, William H. and Benjamin F. Miller, of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Meade and a half brother, W. T. Dalton of Paintsville, KY. He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Noah, Jr. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1965

 

PERSINGER, Kimberly Dawn

1958-1976

Kimberly Dawn Persinger, 7 year old daughter of Jacob and Mary Burge Persinger of Short Street, Louisa, who died Thursday morning, June 24, in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness, was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington following funeral services Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Jack Trump officiating. She was born February 24, 1958 in Chillicothe, OH. Additional survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Burge of Huntington and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Lawson Persinger of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

PETERS, Minerva (Ratcliffe)

Mrs. Minerva Ratcliffe Peters, 68, wife of Tommy Peters, died in a Huntington hospital Saturday after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham, officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Peters was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Jennie Maynard Ratcliffe. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church at Clifford, KY. In addition to her husband, other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bartram of Louisa; three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jack Stansberry, Mack Stansberry, Jr.,, Jarrett Peters, Jr., J.r. Miller, Sim Thompson, and Jack Sparks. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

REMMELE, Robert

1922-1965

Robert Remmele, 43, a retired U. S. Army sergeant, died in Portsmouth, OH, Saturday after an extended illness. He was the son of Mrs. Sam Stapleton of 1212 Lexington Ave., Ashland and a brother, of William Remmele of 2707 Monroe Ave., Ashland. Mr. Remmele was born in Paintsville, KY. His father was the late Fred Remmele He retired from the Army after 17 years of service due to ill health. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Windel-Howland Funeral Home, at Portsmouth. Burial will be in a Portsmouth cemetery. In addition to his mother and brother, additional survivors are the widow, Mrs. Josefa Remmele; three children, June, Portsmouth, Michael, and Joan Terry Remmele of Louisa and a sister, Mrs. William Kouns of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1965

 

SCARBERRY, Garfield

1900-1965

Garfield Scarberry, 65, Route 2, Louisa, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at his home after a heart attack. A retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employee, he was born at Richardson, KY, a son of the late John K. and Ledoshia VanHoose Scarberry. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Terryville Baptist Church with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Millie Lou Thompson Scarberry; five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Childers, Richardson, Mrs. Orville Rowe, Mrs. Lindsey Rowe, and Mrs. Howard Blackshire, all of Columbus, OH, Miss Ruby Ann Scarberry, at home; three sons, Curtis Edward, John and Scott Scarberry, all of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Noah Scarberry, Columbus, and Mrs. Fred Swann, Charleston, WV; two brothers, John B. Scarberry, Columbus and Irvin Scarberry, of Mateland, FL and nine grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1965

 

SKAGGS, James William

The funeral of Dr. James William Skaggs, veteran Nitro, WV physician, was held Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Methodist Church there with the Rev. Charles Roth and the Rev. J. Ronald Casto officiating. With doctor associates of the Kanawha area serving as pallbearers, burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans, WV with Masonic graveside rites. Dr. Skaggs, who resided at 2105 21st Street, Nitro, and maintained offices in the Professional Building on Nitro's lst Avenue, died Monday, July 19, in Charleston Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Dr. and Mrs. Skaggs recently attended the 45th reunion of his class at the University of Maryland Medical School and it was there that he learned of his illness. Dr. Skaggs had practiced in Nitro for 44 years and was active in civic affairs of that city. He was chairman of the planning commission for the city, and was a charter member of the Nitro Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club.

 

He was born and reared in Hinton and later moved to the White Sulphur Springs area where he graduated from high school. He began his medical study at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He later was graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School. He also was in the Medical Reserve Corps of the Army. Before moving to Nitro, he was a physician for the Island Creek Coal Co., at Holden, Logan County, WV. He was a member of the Kanawha County Medical Society, the West Virginia State Medical Society, Aerican Medical Assn., Phi Chi Fraternity, and the Benl Kedem Shrine Temple of Charleston. He also was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and its official board and financial committee. Surviving are his widow, Reba Virginia Sams Skaggs; one son, Dr. James W. Skaggs, Jr., of Philadelphia; three daughters, Mrs. G.P. Russell and Mrs. Dewey Mann, both of Nitro, and Mrs. James Ferguson of Cincinnati; brother, Charles E. Skaggs of Louisa, KY; half sister, Mrs. R. Bruce Keifer of Washington, D. C. Attending the funeral from Louisa were: Dr. and Mrs. Charles Skaggs, Mrs. Betty Harless and daughter, Toni, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanfill and Dr. and Mrs. W. J. McNabb. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1965

 

STURGILL, Susan (Griffith)

1896-1965

Mrs. Susan Sturgill, 69, of Martha, KY, who died Wednesday, June 23, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the Daniel-Skaggs Cemetery at Martha, following funeral services at 3 p.m. from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. She was born February 16, 1896, a daughter of the late Milton and Jane Boggs Griffith and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Lonnie E. Sturgill; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Davis, Miss Hazel Sturgill and Mrs. Opal Williams of Columbus; two sons, Otis Sturgill of Martha and Marvin Sturgill of Chandler, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Mary Boggs of Blaine, KY, three brothers, Sherman Griffith of Louisa and Harry and John Griffith of Blaine and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the service. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1965

 

THOMPSON

1965-1965

Infant Thompson, son of Frederick A. and Delores Hanes Thompson of Fort Gay Route 2, died soon after birth Wednesday morning, July 14, in an Ashland hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Thursday, July 15, at 3 p.m. in the family cemetery at Fort Gay with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Additional survivors include two brothers, Jeffrey Lynn and Douglas Arthur Thompson, at home, the maternal grandfather, John Hanes of Marion, OH and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Thompson of Fort Gay. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1965

 

VERMILLION, Mary (Abshire)

1889-1965

Mrs. Mary Vermillion, 75, Louisa, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Vermillion was born July 5, 1889, a daughter of the late James and Della Pigg Abshire.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. William Smith and Mrs. Carrie Boggs, both of Powellton, WV, Mrs. Harry Morie, Landisburg, WV, Mrs. Emma Arbaugh, Canton, OH, and Miss Ruby Vermillion, Montgomery, WV; two sons, Edwin and Frank Vermillion, both of Brunswick, OH; a sister, Mrs. Julius York, Louisa, three brothers, Sherman A. and Elwood Abshire, both of Ranger, WV, and Frank Abshire, Chester, WV; 27 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1965

 

WELLMAN, John

1887-1965

John Wellman, 79, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Friday at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born March 13, 1887, on Route 1, a son of the late John and Elvessie Nolan Wellman. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Route 1. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frankie Wellman; three daughters, Mrs. Marcus Hall of Ashland, and Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. Millard Fugitt both of Route 1, Louisa; four sons, Jack Wellman of Williamson, WV, Cecil Wellman of Huntington, WV, Vanton Wellman of Columbus and Gerald Wellman of Route 1, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Adams of Red Key, IN; 40 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

YOUNG, John Henry

1892-1965

John Henry Young, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Floyd County, KY, died Sunday July 11, at his home. He was buried in the Richmond Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pentecostal Church at West Portsmouth with the Rev. R. L. Bayles officiating. He was a son of the late W. W. and Rachel E. Lemaster Young of Louisa. He is survived by his widow, Jenny Ward Young; two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Bayles of Torrence, CA and Mrs. Garoner Smith of Kenosha, WS; two sons, Bill Young of Prestonsburg, and Chester L. Young of Lion, IL; six sisters, Mrs. Frances Redwitz of Tennessee, Mrs. W. I. Carter of Catlettsburg, Mrs. C. L. Carter of Ashland, Mrs. Ealy Lemasters  and Mrs. E. H. McKenzie of Paintsville, Mrs. Dock Adkins of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1965

 

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BELL, Lena Mae (Fyffe)

1928-1965

Mrs. Lena Mae Fyffe Bell, 37, of 2809 Winchester Ave., Ashland, died in a Portsmouth hospital at 3:50 a.m. Friday, about three hours after being struck by an automobile near Portsmouth. She was struck by an automobile driven by Earl Samples, 20, of Kenova, the Ohio Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said Mrs. Bell was a passenger in a westbound car which had broken down and was on the berm of U. S. Route 52, 7 1/2 miles west of Portsmouth. The patrol said she was walking across the highway to flag down an oncoming motorist for aid. On her way back to her car, she was struck by Samples car. Mrs. Bell was born June 23, 1928, at Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Tennie Griffith Fyffe and the late John Ed Fyffe. She resided with her mother. Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Lynn Bell, and a son, Ricky Bell, both of Hammond, IN and a sister, Mrs. Hester Folger, Ashland. She was a member of the Catlettsburg Baptist Church, and had moved to Ashland from Hammond 5 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Robert Shackey and the Rev. Vernon Barber officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1965

 

CAIN, Beatrice (Skaggs)

Mrs. Beatrice Skaggs Cain, 46, wife of Herbert C. Cain, 1929 Pershing Road, Lexington, KY died at 8:36 a.m. Saturday, August 7, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after a short illness. A native of Martha, KY, Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Cora Adams Skaggs. She was educated in Louisa and she worked in the Quality Central Department of Lexington IBM. Mrs. Cain had been a Lexington resident for 29 years. She was a member of the Okido Daughters of the Nile and Centenary Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Miss Beatrice Elaine Cain, Lexington, two nieces, Mrs. David Bryant and Miss Carol Ann Cain, Lexington, and three nephews, William H. Green, Lexington, Charles C. Cain, Cincinnati, OH and Thomas J. Green, Charleston, SC. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, with the Rev. Donald W. Durham officiating. Burial was made in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Pallbearers were Carl Algren, Verlan A. Moses, John W. Farley, Norman R. Hart, Russell Dobyns and Howard Skaggs. Relatives attending the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Adams, Mrs. Ethel Bayes, Mrs. Mary Louise Freeman of Portsmouth, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skaggs, of Martha, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Mr. W. t. Cain, Jr., Mr. Fred Cain, Mrs. Frances Cain, Mrs. Arlie Cain, all of Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. Check Cain of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Delbert York of Charleston, WV and Dr. Horace Grant Skaggs of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

CHEAP, Sue (Holt)

1880-1965

Mrs. Sue Holt Cheap, 85, of Louisa, widow of the Rev. John Cheap, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital after a four week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Cheap's husband, who died in 1929, was pastor of the First Methodist Church of Louisa in 1903 and from 1920 to 1925. She was a member of the church for 68 years. Mrs. Cheap, a highly esteemed woman, was born January 27, 1880 at Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late Bernard P. and Mary Webb Holt. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. R. g. Huey of Pinetop, AZ, Mrs. Emerson Cobb of Stockton, CA and Mrs. Glen S. Fuller of Columbus, OH; one son, C. H. Cheap of Salt Lick, KY, one sister, Miss Pearl Holt of Louisa, and 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 5, 1965

 

CRABTREE, Bliza (Music)

1911-1965

Mrs. Bliza Music Crabtree, 54, of Louisa Star Route, died in a Louisa hospital Thursday, August 5. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Webb Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Fred Perry officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree family cemetery near Louisa. Born July 6, 1911, at Felix, WV, she was a daughter of the late David and Mary Elizabeth Blankenship Music. Survivors include the husband, Rev. Anthony Crabtree; a daughter, Miss Joyce Ann Crabtree, at home; a foster daughter, Mrs. Cattolia Sprouse of Columbus, OH; a foster son, Jerry Richardson of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Sadie Stumbo of Middleport, OH, Mrs. Fannie Crum of Fort Gay, Mrs. Billie Mills of Baltimore and Mrs. Maudie Stepp of Williamson, WV; two brothers, Howard Music of Belfry, KY and Lucian Music of Delbarton, WV and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at noon Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

CRABTREE, Vina (Holbrook)Mrs. Vina Holbrook, Crabtree, 89, of Flatwoods, KY, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Dowdy of Flatwoods. She was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Nelson Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Webb Chapel on Cooksey Fork of Catt Creek in rural Lawrence County with the Rev. Custer Bishop and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on Cooksey Fork. Surviving, in addition to the daughter, are three sons, Marion Crabtree of Groveport, OH, Charles Crabtree of Columbus, OH and Albert H. Crabtree of Flatwoods; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Houck of Catlettsburg, KY, and Mrs. Martha Presley of Portsmouth, OH; one brother, Henry Holbrook of Louisa; 32 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

CYRUS, Daisy (Ball)

1902-1965

Mrs. Daisy Ball Cyrus, 62, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Tuesday, August 17, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery on Greenbrier Creek, Wayne County. She was born September 9, 1902, a daughter of the late B. C. and Nancy Pauley Ball. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years. Survivors include the husband, Lace Cyrus; four sons, Buster Cyrus of Radcliff, KY, Willis Cyrus of Mansfield, OH, Wilburn Cyrus of Lexington, OH and Charles Cyrus of Fort Bragg, NC; four daughters, Mrs. Hansel Coleman, Mansfield and Mrs. Jay Pennington, Mrs. Volley Rogers and Mrs. Robert Wiles of Wooster, OH; six sisters, Mrs. A. E. Adkins, Mrs. Mary McMillan, Mrs. Frank Phillips, and Mrs. Mary Vansro of Miami, FL, Mrs. Boyd Cyrus, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Bessie Ball of Wayne, WV and a brother, Ethel Ball of Wadsworth, OH. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1965

 

DANIEL, Jesse

1888-1965

Mr. Jesse Daniel, 77, died at his home July 26th at 7:15 p.m. of a heart attack. Born at River, KY, April 7, 1888, he was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a cattle dealer and farmer and was a resident of River all his life. Mr. Daniel is survived by his widow, Mrs. Angie Brown Daniel and two sons, Charles Daniel of Paintsville and Walter Daniel of Washington, D. C., one daughter, Mrs. Edith Jane Chapman, Knoxville, TN and four grandchildren. Other survivors include 2 sisters, Tilda Jarvis, Ashland, Sarah Eversole, Lexington, and a half sister, Jennie Young of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29 in the Borders Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Cos officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

DIXON, Lawrence C.

1894-1965

Lawrence C. Dixon, 70, of 3345 Central Ave., Ashland, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, August 12, at King's Daughters' Hospital after a sudden illness. Mr. Dixon was born September 9, 1894, in Louisa, a son of the late Robert Porter and Marcella Borders Dixon. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Ashland. He was a charter member of the Foremans Club of the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., where he had been chief of security guards. He retired in 1941 after 29 years with the company. Previously, Mr. Dixon had been associated with his father in operating the Dixon-Moore Wholesale Grocery at Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maude Manley Dixon, a son Robert Dixon of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Blevins of Paintsville, and Mrs. Eloise Darty of California; a step son, James F. Manley with the U. S. Navy at Jacksonville, FL, three brothers, Fred Dixon of Ashland, Herman Dixon of Columbus and Robert Porter Dixon, Jr., of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Fred M. Vinson of Washington, D. C., widow of the U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice; nine grandchildren and fives step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. Monday from the Holy Family Church, Ashland with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John F. Dante officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. The Rosary was recited at the Lazear Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

KIRK, Nellie (Clay)

Mrs. Nellie Clay Kirk, 76, of Catlettsburg, KY, died Friday night at the home of a son, Hobert Kirk, Catlettsburg. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late W. M. and Ida Newman Clay. She had been a resident of Catlettsburg for 22 years. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Carroll Caudill and Rev. T. Monroe Chandler officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery, Catlettsburg. Surviving, in addition to the son, are one other son, Joe Kirk of Summit, KY, one daughter, Mrs. James Lemon of Ashland, KY; two brother, Denver Clay, Fairborn, OH and Virgil Clay of Ona, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Roberts of Louisa, and Mrs. Ruby Cooperrider, of Mansfield, OH and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

 

KITCHEN, Everett V.

1884-1965

Everett V. Kitchen, 81, a native of Lawrence County died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Lawson, 248 West Eighteenth St., Erie, PA. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church at Webbville, KY of which he was a member. Burial will be in the family cemetery there. A retired farmer, he was born January 1, 1884, at Webbville, a son of the late James and Tilda Hensley Kitchen. He was married in 1906 to Jane Sparks, who died in 1960. Survivors include a brother, Monroe Kitchen of Columbus, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Morrison of Florida and Mrs. Mary H. Gallion of Webbville. The body was sent from the Evans Funeral Home at Fairview, PA to the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, KY where interment will be made. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

MCKINSTER, Milton

1885-1965

Milton McKinster, Sr., 80, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, August 5, at his home following an extended illness. The retired farmer was born August 17,1 884, a son of the late Jesse and Mary Emily Ramey McKinster. He was a member of the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church where funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Ivo Fraley. Burial was in the Short Cemetery at Adams. Survivors include his widow, Liddie Short McKinster, two sons, Mitchell McKinster and Mirel McKinster, both of Louisa route 1; one daughter, Mrs. Molly Williams, Ames, IA; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

MOORE, David J.

1890-1965

David J. Moore, 74, of Louisa, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Moore was born September 12, 1890, at Ellen, KY, a so of the late Asberry and Rhoda Jordan Moore. He had been a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa for 56 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the First Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Dunn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virgie O'Bryan Moore, two whom he was married 52 years ago, a son, William S. Moore of Columbus, OH and one brother, Isaac Moore, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1965

 

PERRY, Arnold

1908-1869

Arnold Perry, Sr., 95, of Elouise, KY, died in a local hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of two years. A retired miner, he was born October 18, 1869, a son of the late James W. and Emily Sammons Perry of Wayne County, WV. His wife, Marinda Hensley Perry, died in 1963. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by Apperson Lodge 195, Louisa. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 55 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charley Frazier, of Columbus, OH, four sons, John and Ray Perry of Louisa, Theodore Perry of Elouise, and Cecil Perry of Route 2, Louisa, one stepson, M. T. Preece, Sr., Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Bell Chapman, Route 1, Louisa, a half sister, Mrs. Kentucky Jetters, Williamson, WV, 50 grandchildren, 96 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. the body is at the Curtright Funeral Home, where it will remain until one hour before the funeral service. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1965

 

PERRY, Betty (Sammons)

1877-1965

Mrs. Betty Sammons Perry, 87, of Eloise, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Perry was born September 6, 1877, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joshua and Nancy Fitzpatrick Sammons. Her husband, Fred Perry died in 1950. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Eloise United Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was in the Eloise Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Fred Perry of Eloise, and Ulysses G. Perry of Hopkinsville, KY, three daughters, Mrs. Murrel Ziegler and Mrs. Ruth Ellingsworth, both of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Garnet Smith of Houston, TX; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 5, 1965

 

POWELL, Lucy

1888-1965

Mrs. Lucy Powell, 77, of Fort Gay, who died Wednesday, August 18, in a Beard, WV hospital was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carvel C. Grant officiating. She was born August 22, 1888 in Milledgeville, GA and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Reuben Powell; three daughters, Mrs. Harry beamer of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Richard Hollis of Louisville, KY, and Mrs. John Zodda of New York City; a son, Maynard Powell of Lexington, and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1965

 

RODGERS, Mirtie Ann (Pinkston)

1879-1965

Mrs. Mirtie Ann Rodger, 86, of Huntington, mother of two Louisans, died Monday in a Burlington, OH nursing home. Mrs. Rodgers was born March 24, 1879, at Dixon, KY, a daughter of the late Al and Martha Adams Pinkston. She had been a saleslady in Huntington dress shops. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Fletcher, Louisa, Mrs. Georgia Armstead, Huntington, and Mrs. Evadene  Woodrum, of South Point, OH; two sons, L. D. Rodgers, Huntington, and W. F. Rodgers, Louisa; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Rockstile Methodist Church at Dixon. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral HOme, Louisa, to Fred M. Tapp Funeral Home at Dixon. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

 

SHORT, Pack F.

1885-1965

Pack F. Short, 79 of Grove City, OH, a former sheriff of Lawrence County, died Sunday morning in Grove City after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Myrtle Chapel on Louisa Route 3 with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born September 5, 1885, at Fallsburg, a son of the late J. C. and Laura B. Jordan Short. His wife, Mrs. Linie Hamilton Short, died in 1950. He had been a member of the Methodist Church more than 50 years and was also a member of the Louisa Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Short of Grove City with whom he made his home and Jay Short, Jr., of Louisa, Route 3 and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 5, 1965

 

STUMP, Charlie

Charlie Stump, 79, formerly of Buchanan, KY, died late Friday night in a New Boston, OH rest home. He was a retired farmer and mail carrier in Lawrence County. He was a son of the late Oscar and Hulda Pettry Stump. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was i the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sophia Grizzell of Sciotoville, OH and two brothers, Tom Stump of Tiro, OH and George Stump of Grandsaline, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Lace Hampton of New Canton, VA; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Lillie Mae

1965-1965

Lillie Mae Thompson, infant daughter of Roy and Sallie Marie Hunt Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, who died Monday in a Louisa hospital shortly after birth, was buried in the Jackson Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2 following graveside services. Additional survivors include a brother and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson of Fort Gay Route 2 and Mrs. Mary Louise Hunt of Radnor, WV. Arrangements were in charge of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1965

 

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BARTRAM, L. Clarence

1898-1965

L. Clarence Bartram, 67, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 7 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bartram was born June 26, 1898 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Dr. W. Jay and Polly Marcum Bartram. He was a retired stationery engineer and had been employed by the Wayne Pump Co. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. (today) Thursday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Pemberton of Greenup, officiating. Burial will be in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nealy Boggs Bartram; five daughters, Mrs. Delores Lentz of Worthington, OH, Mrs. Virginia Lee Hess of Battle Creek, MI, Mrs. Lillian Jean Crawford of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Hattie E. Sharp of California, Mrs. Mary Nevelle Peters of Warner Robbins, GA; five sons. W. Cairo Bartram of Sebastian, GA, Warren G. Bartram of Ceredo, WV, William J. Bartram of Woodland, KY, Lan Dow Bartram of the U. S. Air Force, stationed at Homestead, FL; and Lorenzo C. Bartram, Jr., of Battle Creek, MI; 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Lynch of Fort Gay, Mrs. Gordon Knepper of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Richard Graves of Erie, PA; and one half brother, Earl Marcum of Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

BARTRAM, Nile Ratliff

1888-1965

Nile Ratliff Bartram, 77, of Clifford, KY, who died last Thursday at his home, was buried in the Bartram Cemetery at Clifford following funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mount Olive United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Queen and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. He was born March 2, 1888, the son of the late William and Rachel Endicott Bartram. The retired farmer is survived by the widow, Mrs. Annie Sammons Bartram, to whom he was married 47 years ago; two daughters,  Mrs. Eugene Moore of Cleveland and Mrs. Walter Pine of Hammond, IN; six sons, J. B. Bartram of Philadelphia, Labe Bartram of Cleveland, Jack Bartram of Bainbridge, OH, Nile Eddie Bartram of New York, Billy Bartram of Hammond and Wendell Bartram of Virginia Beach, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Dottie Tegran and Mrs. Chuck David of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Ann Ball of Clifford and Mrs. Roy Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes, WV; two brothers, James Bartram of Glenhayes and W. H. Bartram of Clifford and 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

BELLOMY, Ben

1874-1965

Benn Bellomy, 91, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in a rest home in Wooster, OH, after an illness of two weeks. He was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee. Mr. Bellomy was born February 14,1 874, at Hubbardstown, WV, a son of the late Columbus and Lucy Howard Bellomy. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Rosetta Ellis Bellomy in May 1961. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hoosier of Bath, OH, Mrs. Earl Buckingham and Mrs. Alton Matbauch, both of Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Homer Massey of Prichard, WV; two sons, Emory Bellomy of Route 1, Fort Gay and Ben Bellomy, Jr., of Wadsworth, OH; and two brothers, Chriss Bellomy of Fort Gay and Chester Bellomy of Piketon, OH. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1965

 

BEVINS, Mary (Shannon)

1929-1965

Mrs. Mary Shannon Bevins, 36, of Louisa Route 1, died Monday morning in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Moore's Chapel on Louisa Route 1 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Born May 13, 1929, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Shird and Lou Mullins Shannon. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Dave Bevins; two sons, Ernest Jay and Roger Dean Bevins, at home; a sister,  Miss Ruth Shannon, and three brothers, Virgil, Walter and James Shannon, all of Louisa, route 1. The body was taken to the home of James Shannon Tuesday at noon from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

BURTON, Emily Ann (Swetnam)

1873-1965

Mrs. Emily Ann Burton, 92, of Blaine, mother and grandmother of three Bank of Blaine executives, died Saturday morning at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Maynard, pastor of the Christian Church, Blaine, officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Burton was the daughter of the late Milton and Lydia Swetnam, a pioneer family in the Blaine area. Her husband, Greenville Burton, died in 1946. Surviving are a son, Harry G. Burton, Sr., vice president of the Bank of Blaine; two grandsons, John Lee Burton, president of the bank and Harry G. Burton, Jr., cashier and three great grandson. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

CASSITY, Arch Webb

1913-1965

Arch Webb Cassity, 52, of Chicago, IL, died Tuesday morning, September 21, of a heart attach in a hospital in Columbus, OH where he was a restaurant owner. Born September 18, 1913, in Morehead, he was a son of the late Samuel S. and Mary Bell Webb Cassity. He was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. N. Lester of Catlettsburg officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sue Hornsby Cassity; one daughter, Mary Beth and one son, William David, both of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. David Morris of Louisa, and Mrs. Grace Grundeen of Chicago; two half sisters, Mrs. Alice Turner and Mrs. Leonora Baird, and a half brother, John L. Cassity, all of Mt. Sterling. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

CHANDLER, Minnie (Preston)

1905-1965

Mrs. Minnie Preston Chandler, 60, of Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the residence with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. Born January 14, 1905, at Torchlight, KY, she was a daughter of Mrs. May Borders Preston of Louisa and the late Milton Preston. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years. Survivors in addition to the mother include her husband, Tobie Chandler, three sons, Don Chandler of Ashland, James Chandler of Indianapolis, and Paul Chandler of Louisa; 5 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. James C. Preston of Portsmouth, OH, and a brother, Frank Preston of Williamson, WV, Route 1, The body was taken to the residence Monday at 5 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1965

 

COPLEY, J. W.

1878-1965

J. W. Copley, 86, of Louisa, Route 4, who died Thursday, September 9, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the Copley Cemetery on Route 4, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. He was born November 30, 1878, the son of the late Wilburn and Cornelia Branham Copley and was the husband of Dora Salisbury Copley who died in 1942. The retired oil field worker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alex Collins of Louisa, Route 4, and Miss Alberta Copley at home; two sons, William Copley of Louisa and James H. Copley of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Horn of Ashland, Mrs. W. G. Montague of Louisville and Mrs. Alda Bryan of Barboursville, WV, four half sisters, Mrs. J. B. Snyder and Mrs. R. L. Wilkinson of Columbus; Mrs. Arlene Bernard of Catlettsburg and Mrs. James Shane of Miami, FL; a half brother, W. G. Copley of Mansfield, OH and a grandchild and six step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

DAWSON, John Wesley

John Wesley Dawson, Sr., 61, of Columbus, OH, died Friday at the home of a son, John W. Dawson, Jr., in Columbus. He was an employee of the Pollack Paper Co. until 1964. He was a native of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Beaire Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving, in addition to the son, are the widow, Mrs. Jewel Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Fasnaugh of Columbus; one brother, Fred E. Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Quinette of Buckeye Lake, OH, Mrs. Marie Spriggs of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Martha Booth of Whitehouse, KY, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson of Pickridge, OH; a half brother, Henry Spears of Upper Sandusky, OH and two half sisters, Mrs. Opal Robertson and Miss Bell Spears, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1965

 

FERGUSON, William Elliott

1880-1965

William Elliott Ferguson, 85, of Relief, KY, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Old Paint Regular Baptist Church at Relief with the Rev. Goble Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery. He was born June 23, 1880, a son of the late Ambrose J. and Julia Hill Ferguson and was a farmer. Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. John M. Skaggs of Cordell, KY, Mrs. Norvell Vanover and Mrs. Howard Sturgill of Martha, KY, Mrs. Sylvia Pierce and Mrs. Verna Williams of Columbus, Mrs. Bruce Williams of South Charleston, OH and Mrs. Julia Ferguson of Relief; three sons, Roy E. Ferguson of East Chicago, IN, Autie Ferguson of Mount Gilead, OH, and William P. Ferguson of Relief; a sister, Mrs. Sam Ratliff of Malone, KY; three brothers, the Rev. Roby Ferguson of Martha, Lewis A. Ferguson of Relief and Dewey Ferguson of Seaman, OH and 42 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Howard Sturgill home at Martha at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, September 9, 1965

 

FYFFE, Alonzo

1878-1965

Alonza Fyffe, native of Elliott County and resident of Isonville until three years ago, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. He was 87 and had made his home with his son, Matthew Fyffe, in Lexington for the past three years. Born April 3, 1878, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Hutchinson Fyffe and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mollie Jane Brickey Fyffe, died in 1958. Besides his son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Yount, Louisa, and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Fyffe of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Effie Skaggs of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Anna M. Brickey of Isonville. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beech Grove Church with the Revs. Buell Ferguson, Tom Bailey and Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Isonville. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1965

 

GRIFFITH, John H.

1877-1965

John H. Griffith, 88, of Blaine, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mary Boggs of Blaine. Mr. Griffith was born April 5, 1877, at Blaine, a son of the late Milton and Jane Boggs Griffith. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. (today) Thursday from the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church, of which he was a member for 32 years, by the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Richard Barker. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery at Blaine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Alabama Boggs Griffith in 1933. Survivors, in addition to his sister, include a daughter, Mrs. Jay Sparks of Ashland, two sons, Okie Lee Griffith of Ashland and Charles Griffith of Blaine; two brothers, Sherman Griffith of Louisa and Harry Griffith of Blaine; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of his sister, Mrs. Boggs at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, September 16,1965

 

HILLMAN, James Nelson

1893-1965

James Nelson Hillman, 72, of Webbville, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, after an extended illness. Mr. Hillman was born March 7, 1893, at Sandy Hook, KY, a son of the late Jim and Alice Gray Hillman. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, (today) at the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Kitchen officiating. Burial will be in Hillman Cemetery at Webbville. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Judy Nicks Hillman; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Webster of Ashland and Mrs. Lola Bates of Hilliards, OH, a son, Freddie Hillman of Hilliards; two sisters, Mrs. T. T. Webb and Mrs. Ballard Kitchen, both of Webbville; two brothers, Charlie and Bob Hillman, both of Webbville; and six grandchildren. The body was a the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

HURT, Josephine (May)

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine May Hurt, 66, of Gulnare, KY were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 21 at the Snively Chapel at Gulnare. The Rev. Charlie Bob Elswick officiated. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Gulnare under the direction of the J. W. Call and Son Funeral Home. She died at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at her residence after an illness lasting about two months. Born in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Lee. P. May and Maggie Ford May. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Everett Hurt, and five brothers, Waits E. May, of Pikeville, Marrs May of Palo Alto, CA, Curtis W. May and Edward E. May, both of Prestonsburg, and Martin Lee May of Lexington. The deceased was a sister in law of Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Hurt of Zelda, KY, who with their son, Robert and daughter, Mrs. David B. Whites, Jr., attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

LITTLE, Chloe (Curry)

1878-1965

Mrs. Chloe Little, 87, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Harmon in Portsmouth, OH. She was a former resident of Louisa and had resided with her daughter for the past 7 years. Mrs. Little was born in Logan County, WV, June 5, 1878, a daughter of the late J. M. and Jane Romans Curry. She was the widow of Bill Little, Sr., who died in April 1939. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Curry Cemetery on Route 1, Crum, WV. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Cal Parsley of Ashland; one son, Bill Little, of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Franklin of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Jack Cassell and Mrs. Celia Combs, both of Washington, D. C.; one brother, H. R. Curry of Kermit, WV; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

LYON, John

1900-1965

John Lyon, 65, of Martha, KY, died unexpectedly Saturday at about 4 p.m. at this home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. John Pelfrey and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. A farmer, he was born April 20, 1900, at Red Bush, KY, a son of the late Landon and Nancy Skaggs Lyon. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nancy Ellen Holbrook Lyon; a daughter, Mrs. Oral Salyer of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Bailey of Flat Gap, KY. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. C. K. Dobyns at Martha Monday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1965

 

PAYNE, James Monroe

1904-1965

James Monroe Payne, 61, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, August 26. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery at Adams. He was born March 1, 1904, at Adams, a son of the late Jonah and Nancy Estep Payne. Survivors include a son, Arnold Payne of Plain City, OH, a sister, Mrs. Hattie Pyles of Springfield, OH, two brothers, Jonah Payne of Adams and Lee Payne of Lexington, VA and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1965

 

PERRY, Alice

1905-1965

Miss Alice Perry, 60, of Denton, KY, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Dean officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. Miss Perry was a daughter of Oak Perry of Denton and the late Mrs. Rachel Marcum Perry. She was born on Louisa route 5. Surviving in addition to the father, are two sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Bell of London, OH, and Mrs. Hubert Allen of Louisa route 4, and five brothers, William Perry of Richardson, KY, Rex Perry of Louisa, Samuel and Walter Perry of Denton and Oscar Perry of Louisa, Route 4. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1965

 

ROSE, Paul Harrison

1916-1965

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac for Paul Harrison Rose, 49, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Louisa, who died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in a Charleston hospital after a brief illness. Burial was in the Rose Cemetery. Mr. Rose was born September 3, 1916, at Mattie, KY, a son of Drew and Martha Brown Rose. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katherine Hughes Rose; three daughters, Mrs. Earl White of Daytona Beach, FL and Kathy Marie and Paulette Rose, both at home; five sons, Clifford Rose of Springfield, Mass., and Roger, Harold, Ricky, and Denver Lee Rose, all of Charleston; four sisters, Mrs. Greene Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Monroe Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Ron Bowling of Columbus, and Mrs. Martha Sue Greene of Japan; five brothers, Joe, Erbie, John and Woodrow Rose, Jr., all of Louisa and Jim Rose of Columbus and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Septembe 30, 1965

 

SAVAGE, Wert

1883-1965

Wert Savage, 88, of Louisa, died in a Logan, WV hospital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday after an extended illness.. Mr. Savage was born February 26, 1883, at Louisa, a son of the late Chris and Jane Shepard Savage. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Trinity Church, Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Thornsbury Cemetery, Louisa, Route 4. A retired farmer, Mr. Savage was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Cable of Holden, WV, Mrs. Ruth Moore and Mrs. Virginia Sexton, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Dorothy Rittman of Albany, IN; three sons, Jay Savage of Warner Robin, GA, Clyde Savage of Louisa and Paul Ray Savage of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Nura Holbrook and Mrs. Sophia Taylor, both of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

 

THORNSBERRY, Sophie Lee

1926-1965

Miss Sophie Lee Thornsberry, 38, of Route 4, Louisa, died Tuesday, September 14, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Thornsberry Cemetery on East Fork. Born November 13, 1926, on Route 4, Louisa, she was a daughter of Richard and Irene Albright Thornsberry, Route 4, Louisa. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Angello Hammond of Mount Sterling, OH and a brother, George Thornsberry of Mount Sterling. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1965

 

TRIPLETT, Sarah (Holbrook)

Mrs. Sarah Holbrook Triplett, 89, of Webbville, KY, died Friday night at her home. She was a daughter of the late William and Nancy Large Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted from the Hicksville School in Lawrence County Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Wright officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Mills of Columbus, OH; a brother John Holbrook of Louisa; 11 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Hicksville School Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1965

 

WHEELER, Mont J.

1888-1965

Mont J. Wheeler, Sr., 77, of Louisa, Route 1, died Saturday at midnight in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Evergreen Church on Louisa Route 1,with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A farmer, he was born January 29, 1888, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late James Malachi and Rhoda Dall Wheeler. His first wife, Mrs. Stella Justice Wheeler, died in 1939. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Burchett Wheeler, to whom he had been married 24 years; four daughters, Mrs. William C. Austin of Columbus, OH, Mrs. John Dunbar of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Gorman Carter of Louisa, Route 3 and Mrs. William R. Massie of Shreveport, LA; son, Mont Wheeler, Jr., at home; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Salyers of Mount Vernon, OH, Mrs. Dock Pigman of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Luther Young of Wheelersburg, OH, and five brothers, Kay Wheeler of Louisa, Route 4, Tip, Jake and Morgan Wheeler of Louisa, Route 1, and Tom Wheeler of Blaine. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1965

 

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ADKINS, James M.

James M. Adkins, 45, of 1660 Horlacher Ave., Kettering, Dayton, OH, died Thursday, October 7, at Miami Hospital, Dayton. He was a member of the Good Ship Zion Church and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Good Ship Zion Church with the Rev. Loren Kolb officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Julie M. Adkins; a daughter, Paula Sue and two sons, Ernie and Dennis James Adkins, all at home; the father, George W. Adkins, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bryant, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Evelyn Marzona of Chicago; three brothers, Junior Adkins, Dayton, Bernard Adkins of Louisa and Sgt. Willis Adkins, Fort Bragg, NC. Big Sandy News, October 14,1965

 

BLACKBURN, Minnie (Martin)

Mrs. Minnie Blackburn, 74, of Route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, October 21, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late William and Lizzie Justice Martin, and was a member of the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Arlie Blackburn, to whom she had been married for 58 years; one son, Claude Blackburn of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Eureka Kise, route 1, Louisa, two brothers, Johnny and Frank Martin, both of Route 1 Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Moore, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Estella Moore, Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1965

 

CALHOUN, Mary (Farris)

1913-1965

Mrs. Mary Calhoun, 51, of Louisa, Route 3, died at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, in a Louisa hospital following a 10 month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday October 21, at the Calhoun family cemetery at Rousseau, KY. Mrs. Calhoun was born November 3, 1913, at Rousseau, a daughter of Menifee Farris of Cherokee, KY and the late Julia Wright Farris. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the father are the husband, Clayton Calhoun; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Blankenship of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Arzie Wellman of Columbus, OH, and Emma, Wanda and Margaret Calhoun, at home; two sons, Ray and Earl Calhoun of Catlettsburg; 11 grandchildren; the stepmother, Mrs. Anna Farris; three sisters, Mrs. Cleda Mills and Mrs. Ruby Mills, of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Geneva Shivel of Trenton, NJ, one brother, Sidney Farris of Williamson six half sisters, Mrs. Alma Gussler of Louisa, Mrs. Wilma Linger, Mrs. Helen Miller and Shirley Farris of Johnstown, OH, and Caroline Sue Farris of Cherokee and six half brothers, Milo, Calvin, George, Verlon and Robert Farris of Cherokee and Charles Farris with the Marine Corps. The body was taken tot he home on Wednesday afternoon from the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28,1 965

 

DANIEL, Cecil

1881-1965

Rev. Cecil Daniel, 84, of Louisa, died at his home last Thursday night of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Dry Fork Community Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Jett Blevins officiating and burial was in the Pennington Cemetery at Webbville, KY. He was born September 7, 1881, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Sawyers Daniel, and was a farmer and retired Church of God minister. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gracie Holbrook Daniel; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Perkins of Webbville, Mrs. Bill Hillard and Mrs. John Hillard of Garrison, KY, and Miss Clarice Irene Daniel, at home; a son, Willard Daniel of Webbville; a stepson, Bill McCormick of Louisa, three brothers, George Daniel of Salyersville, KY, Oscar Daniel of Webbville and Norman Daniel of Huntington; 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1965

 

FRAZIER, Lucy (Hufford)

1898-1965

Mrs. Lucy Hufford Frazier, 67 of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, October 20, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. A former teacher, she was born in Welch, WV, August 16, 1898, a daughter of the late John e. and Margaret Ann Freeman Hufford. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating and burial followed in the Frazier Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to the husband, are a sister. Mrs. James B. Heninger of Chesapeake, OH; two nieces and one nephew. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1965

 

FUGITT, Robert

1965-1965

Robert Fugitt, Jr., infant son of Robert and Ida May Fugitt of Louisa, died Saturday, October 9, 8:30 p.m. Graveside services were conducted Sunday October 10 at 2 p.m. from the Gallup Cemetery at Chapman, KY with the Rev. John York officiating. Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Saul Williamson of Lowmansville, KY and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Fugitt, Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1965

 

LESTER, Celina (Green)

1882-1965

Mrs. Celina Green Lester, 83, of Louisa Route 4, who died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness, was buried in the Ross Cemetery following funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Garret Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. She was born May 25, 1882, at Willard, a daughter of the late George and Sarah Clark Green and had resided in Lawrence County, KY most of her lifetime. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Queen, Mrs. Ruth Rice and Mrs. Mary Osborne, all of Ashland, Mrs. Grace Waugh of Logan, WV and Mrs. Nell Hatfield of Lexington; four sons, Virgil Lester of Rush, Route 1, Herb Lester of Catlettsburg, Route 2, George Lester, at home, and Bill Lester of Clovis, NM; one brother, George Green, Jr., of Logan and 19 grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 21,1 965

 

MILLER, Jarrett E.

1898-1965

Jarrett E. Miller, 67, of Columbus, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY died Saturday in a Columbus hospital after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. An employee of the Transit Bus Company of Columbus, he was born March 3, 1898, a son of the late Gilbert and Jennie Ann Johnson Miller. He had lived in Columbus for 11 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bertha Hayes Miller; seven daughters, Mrs. Buster Kise of Louisa Route 1, and Margaret Lou, Donna Sue, Norene, Charleen, Darline, and Mary Ann Miller, at home; five sons, Thomas W. and Paul Miller of Columbus, Billy Miller in the U. S. Air Force at Oakdale, PA, and Ronnie and Gary Miller, at home; six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Milt Thompson and a brother, Thomas Miller, both of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1965

 

SHANNON, Molly (Parker)

1884-1965

Mrs. William M. (Molly) Shannon, 81, Route 1, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital shortly after suffering a stroke at her home. Mrs. Shannon was born December 4, 1884, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Berry Parker and was the widow of William M. Shannon. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Thomas Isaac and Mrs. Bill Preece of Louisa, Mrs. Kinner Brown of Cyclone, WV, Mrs. Henry Cochran of Whitman, WV, Mrs. Kenneth Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Homer Chapman of Woodstock, OH, Mrs. Elwood Wallace of Cincinnati and Mrs. Russell Barber of Dayton, OH; two sons, Clyde Shannon at home and General Shannon of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from Moore Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1965

 

SPARKS, Gary Eugene

Gary Eugene Sparks, 13, of Louisa, Star Route, died Monday morning following an illness of 10 days. He was the son of James Edison and Leona Christian Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and burial in the Sparks Cemetery on Morgan Creek. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. James Gee of Columbus, OH, four brothers, Ralph, James Coby, Larry and Joe Sparks, all at home. The body was taken tot he residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1965

 

SPARKS, Monroe

1894-1965

Monroe Sparks, 71, of 127 Seventeenth Street, Ashland, KY, died Sunday at 3 a.m. in a nursing home following an extended illness. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery on Norton Branch, Boyd County. He was born May 10, 1894, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late George and Mollie McComis Sparks. A retired employee of Rose Hill Burial Park, he was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ella Back Sparks; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Lee Barnett of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Donnis Preston and Miss Dorothy Sparks of Ashland, and mrs. Clarice Newsome of California; one son, Clarence Sparks of Columbus; three brothers, Asa and Richard Sparks of Louisa, and Marion Sparks of Olive Hill; one sister, Mrs. Annie Amix of Rush, KY; three half sisters, Mrs. Zella Mae Rice, Mrs. Hester Rice and Mrs. Essie Young, all of Rush; and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1965

 

SPENCER, Anderson Lewis

1889-1965

The Rev. Anderson Lewis Spencer, 76, of 3445 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY, died Sunday at 9:50 a.m. in an Ashland hospital. He was a retired coal miner and Methodist minister. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home and burial followed in Ashland Cemetery. He was born February 17, 1889, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of David and Martha Jane Moore Spencer. He was a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carrington Webb of Ashland; one son, John Spencer of Akron, OH; one sister, Miss Ella Spencer of Lawrence County; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Beatrice (Diamond)

1897-1965

Rev. Robert Christiansen officiated at the funeral rites Wednesday afternoon, September 29 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Owen, WS for Mrs. John Thompson, 88, of Owen, who died at Victory Memorial Hospital, September 27, following surgery. burial was in Riverside Cemetery there. The former Beatric Diamond, she was born June 30, 1897, at Louisa. Her marriage to John Thompson, who preceded her in death October 20, 1955, took place August 9, 1901, in Louisa. The moved to Rock Island, IL in 1912 and then moved to a farm near Owen in 1921, where she lived until her death. Survivors include three sons, Herbert, Orville and Arlie of Owen, a daughter Mrs. Wesley (Hazel) St???kow of Withee, WS; a brother, DeWitt Diamond of Ashland, KY; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Monroe

1908-1965

Monroe Thompson, 57, of Cincinnati, formerly of Webbville, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday of an apparent heart attack. Born February 12, 1908, he was a son of the late Dr. D. J. and Lena Walters Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Marie Mont Community Church in Cincinnati. Burial was in Cincinnati. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jean Beckert Thompson; one daughter, Diane Thompson, at home, one son, David J. Thompson, Baltimore, MD; one sister, Mrs. Irene T. Anglin of Corpus Christi, TX, one brother, J. Walter Thompson, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1965

 

WILLIS, Sarah (Caudill)

1881-1965

Mrs. Sarah Willis, 83, of 2410 South Eighth Street, Ironton, OH, died in an Ironton hospital Monday at 4:05 p.m. She was bo0rn at Salyersville, KY, December 26,1881, a daughter of the late Thomas and Miranda Johnson Caudill, and had been an Ironton resident for 30 years. Her husband, Charles Willis, to whom she was married in 1898, died in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Walker, of Dayton, OH, five sons, Harold Willis of Ironton, Carl Willis of Roanoke, VA, Walter Willis of Ashland, Howard Willis of Panama City, FL and Wray Willis of Whitesburg, TN; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Fannin of Louisa; two brothers, Monroe Caudill of Salyersville and William Caudill of Circleville, OH and 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1965

 

WILSON, Lindsey M. "Red"

1902-1965

Funeral and burial services for Lindsey M. "Red" Wilson, 64, a native of Louisa, KY, and former Huntington resident took place Monday, October 18, from the Gramkow Funeral Home in Sanford, FL, where he had lived for several years, with the Rev. Gail Smith officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Masons. Vice president and a director of the Wilson Welding Co., Inc., in Huntington since its organization in 1954, he died October 15, in Sanford. A son of the late William F. and Arminta McClung Wilson, he was active in the First Baptist Church of Louisa in his youth and taught a men's Bible class in Florida. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Huntington Lodge 152, AF & AM, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Louisa, and a member of the Bahla Temple in Orlando, FL. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Freda Carver Wilson, a brother, James G. Wilson of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. A. H. Owen of Huntington, and Mrs. Mona Collins of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews, including Mary Harvey Wilson Midkiff and James G. Wilson, II of Huntington, Paula Sanders of Ashland, KY; Helen Barnes, New Hampshire, OH, Dorothy Hardin, Conneaut, OH, Billie Jean Allor and Thomas Alexlou of Detroit, MI, Col. Maxwell W. See of Maitland, FL, Woodrow W. See , Clawson, MI, and Andrew N. See of Greensboro, NC. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1965

 

 

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BOGGS, Estill S.

1884-1965

Estill S. Boggs, 81, of 4740 Fourth Ave, South Shore, KY, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at Southern Hills Hospital in Portsmouth, OH, following a nine years illness. Born April 13, 1884, in Blaine, KY, a son of the late David and Emily Osborne Boggs, he had resided in South Shore for the past 60 years. He was a retired N & W. Railway employee. He was a member of the South Shore Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the South Shore Christian Church with the Rev. Wayne Stout officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Virgie Rice Boggs; one daughter, Mrs. O. M. Miller of Russell, KY; one stepson, Russell Rice of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Davis of South Shore, Mrs. Pearl Arms and Mrs. Mrs. Cynthia Lyons of Wheelersburg, OH; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1965

 

BORDERS, Laura Grace (Deboard)

1894-1965

Mrs. Laura Gracie Borders, 71, of Columbus, OH, died Monday at 4:50 p m in a Columbus hospital. She was a former resident of Lawrence County. She was born Sep 10, 1894 at Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of the late Kenis and Alafair Hatfield Deboard. Mrs. Borders was a member of the Columbus Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Hubert, died in 1933 and she has lived in Columbus the past 22 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mae Cassell of Louisa, Mrs. Homer Lyons of Lowmansville, and Mrs. William Carson of Columbus, OH; two sons, Russell and Arthur Borders of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Swetnam and Mrs. Buddy Daniels, both of Happy, KY; and six half sisters and two half brothers. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a m Friday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Gould and the Rev. James Thacker officiating. Burial will be in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. The body was taken to the home of Francis Rice, Ulysses from the Young Funeral home Tuesday. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

BURCHETT, John A.

1902-1965

John A. Burchett, 62, of West Jefferson, OH, died last Thursday in a London, OH hospital after an extended illness. Born December 5, 1902 in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Jeff and Millie Preston Burchett. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway where he had been employed for 44 years, and was a member of the C & O Railway Maintenance of Way. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery, Ulysses. Surviving are one son, John R. Burchett of West Jefferson; one sister, Mrs. Jay Preston, Louisa, and two brothers, Bill and Bruce Burchett of Virgie, KY. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1965

 

COPLEY, Theron

1888-1965

Theron Copley, 77, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Bartram Chapel, on Route 2 Fort Gay. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. He was born August 18, 1888 in Wayne County, the son of the late John and Jane Lynch Copley Wellman. He was a retired C & O  Railway Co., carpenter and had worked at the Russell yards for 20 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lyda Bartram Copley; a son, Bart Copley of St. Mary's, WV; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Damron of Huntington; two half brothers, Henry J. Wellman of Arkansas and French Wellman of Kenova, WV; three half sisters, Mrs. Roy Wood, Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs. Ashland Jackson, Williamson, and Mrs. Otis Ferrel of Tacoma Park, MD; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the chapel one hour before the services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1965

 

FANNIN, Jewel

1965-1965

Jewel Fannin, four month old daughter of Charlie and Virginia Daniels Fannin, of Middletown, OH, died at her home Thursday, Nov. 11. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p m Saturday from the Mary Church at Charley, KY by Willie Daniels, minister and was burial was in the church cemetery. Additional survivors include three sisters and three brothers, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Olena Fannin of Lowmansville, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daniels of Louisa Route 4. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home at 1 pm Friday. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

HALL, Leroy

Funeral services for Leroy Hall, Sr., 47, of Norfolk, VA, a native of Louisa, KY, who died in a Norfolk hospital Friday as the result of severe electrical burns received August 30, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church in Norfolk, of which he was a member. He was the son of Guy R. Hall of 1521 Maple St. Kenova, WV and the late Effie Sparks Hall. He also had lived at Delbarton, Mingo County, WV before moving to Norfolk. Mr. Hall, employed by the state of Virginia as an electrical foreman in the Chesapeake Bay tunnel project, suffered the severe burns while at work. Surviving in addition to his father are his stepmother, Mrs. Effie Brown Hall; his widow, Mrs. Polly Maynard Hall; three sons, Leroy Hall, Jr., of Norfolk and David Lynn and Guy William Hall, both at home; a daughter, Mary Hall, at home; two brothers, J. H. Hall of Virginia Beach, VA and Leon Hall of Columbus, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hicks of Portsmouth, VA and Mrs. Rosemary Maynard of Hilliard, OH. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1965

 

 

HUGHES, Gabe

1884-1965

Gabe Hughes, 81, of 4417 Daniels St., Ashland, KY, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Hughes was born April 13, 1884, in Louisa, a son of the late James and Millie Marcum Hughes. He had resided in Ashland 50 years and had been employed by Boyd County as a demolition expert the past 25 years. Surviving are his step mother, Mrs. Belle Hughes of Louisa; one son, Raymond Hughes of Ashland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Emma Pennington of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Martha Helms of Ashland; two brothers, John Hughes of Louisa, and Walter Hughes of Mount Gay, WV; five half brothers, Ora Hughes of Mahan, WV, Homer Hughes of Fallsburg, Robert Hughes of Catlettsburg, Jim Hughes and Woodrow Hughes both of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Matilda Workman of Louisa, two half sisters, Mrs. Lora Kitchen and Mrs. Sarah Marie Chaney, both of Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6 from the Moore Street Tabernacle, Ashland, with the Rev. Paul Diamond officiating. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1965

 

MCCORMICK, Laura (Smith)

1890-1965

Mrs. Laura Smith McCormick, 75, of Route 1, Patriot, OH, died Monday in an Ironton hospital after an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County, KY, January 28, 1890, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Dowdy Smith, she was a former resident of the Garner section of Body County. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Flint McCormick; four sons, Edward and Hager McCormick of Columbus, Otis McCormick of Ashland, OH, and Willard McCormick of Patriot, OH; five daughters, Mrs. Effie Barnett of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Fred Hogan of Route 1, Rush, KY, Mrs. Don Hickman of Louisa, Mrs. Robert Cordell of Route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Oscar Cordell of Columbus; two brothers, Sam Smith of Ohio and Lewis Smith of Rush; a sister, Miss Sally Smith of Ohio; a half sister, Mrs. Milt Brumfield of Fallsburg, ?? grandchildren and ?? great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) with the Rev. Amos Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery. The grandsons will be pallbearers. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1965

 

NEWSOME, Elzena (Spillman)

1894-1965

Mrs. Elzena Newsome, 70, of Louisa, Route 3, died in a Lexington hospital Thursday of last week. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Midway Church on route 3 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and burial was in the Spillman Cemetery on Route 3. She was born December 9, 1894, a daughter of the late John Marion and Nancy Jane Berry Spillman. Her husband, Jeff Newsome, died in 1960. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Chaffin of Louisa Route 3, four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Sparks of Marietta, OH, and Mrs. Dewey Diamond, Mrs. Johnny Diamond, and Mrs. Jettie Pennington of Louisa, Route 3, four brothers, John Spillman of Webbville, Lee Spillman of Louisa, Route 3, Riley Spillman of Ashland and Lindsey Spillman of Louisa Route 4, and 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1965

 

O'BRIEN, Hannah G.

1881-1965

Miss Hannah G. O'Brien, 84, a former resident of Louisa, died Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bird, 915 Heatherway, Ann Arbor, MI after a long illness. The deceased was born December 13, 1881, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James F. and Eliza VanHorn O'Brien, pioneer settlers of this section. She had made her home in Ann Arbor for the past several years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bird of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Flem K. Green of Rainelle, WV; a nephew, William J. Bird of Birmingham, MI; a niece, Mrs. John Keene of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Franklin D. Wilson of Orlando, FL, also several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Michael and All Angels Chapel of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, with the Rev. Henry Lewis officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1965

 

RATLIFF, James

1889-1965

James Ratliff, 76, of Louisa, Route 5, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. born April 13, 1889, he was the son of the late Jefferson and Mary Smith Ratliff and was the husband of the late Goldie Graham Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from his home with the Rev. Ray Fluty and the Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Lick Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors include five sons, Homer, John and Carlos Ratliff of Baltimore, MD, Clyde Ratliff of Portsmouth, OH, and Earl Ratliff of Louisa; three daughters, Mrs.Flora Belcher of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Marie Steveson of New Boston, OH, and Mrs. Myrtle Endicott of Huntington. The body was taken to the home from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1965

 

SHORT, Della

1886-1965

Miss Della Short, 79, died Thursday, November 11, in a Louisa nursing home. She formerly resided on Route 3, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery at Cordell, KY. She was born at Cordell February 8, 1886, a daughter of the late S. J. and Armilda Bishop Short and was a member of the Christian Church, Louisa. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Harry O'Brien of Louisa, Route 3, and a brother, Jesse Short of Obetz, OH. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

SPARKS, Rufus Newton

1877-1965

Rufus Newton Sparks, 88, of Martha, KY, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, at 2 p.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with the Rev. Herbert Phillips and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery there. A retired merchant and farmer at Martha, he was born there on February 24, 1877, a son of the late George W. and Linnie Grizzell Sparks. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Ferguson Sparks; three sons, O.G. Sparks of Louisville, KY, Dr. Aubrey L. Sparks of Warren, OH, and Douglas C. Sparks, at home; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Lyon of Muncie, IN and Mrs. Pearlie Bailey of Ashland. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Alma (Justice)

1883-1965

Mrs. Alma Justice Thompson, 82, of Louisa, Route 2, died Friday at her home following a long illness. Born in Peola, Kansas, August 28, 1883, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Justice. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Rev. G. A. Thompson, a retired Methodist clergyman; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Sword of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Jeanette Chambers of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Lula Spencer of Louisa, Route 2; two sons, Thomas B. Thompson of Prestonsburg, and E. Paul Thompson of Ashland and 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

WARD, Lonnie J.

1894-1965

Lonnie J. Ward, 71, of Fallsburg, KY, died Thursday, Nov 11 in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p m from the Fallsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park at Ashland. He was born at Cherokee, KY, January 26, 1894, a son of the late Martin V. and Celia Banks Ward. He was a coal miner for 43 years. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Prichard of Danville, WV, Mrs. McKinley Little of Minnie, KY, Mrs. Ernest Thompson, Jr. of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Tracy Brumfield of Louisa, Route 4; five sons, Lonnie E. Ward of Yolyn, WV, Loren Ward of Alexandra, VA, Martin Ward of Holden, WV, Jackie Ward of Catlettsburg, Rte 1, and Toddie Ward of Louisville, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Webb of Ashland, Mrs. Luther Boggs of Blaine, KY and Mrs. Martin Kitchen and Mrs. Homer Stewart of Hilliards, OH; a brother, Ernie Ward of Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the service. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

YOUNKIN, Floyd M.

1898-1965

Floyd M. Younkin, 67, of Louisa, Route 1, died Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 p m. in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Born Nov. 4, 1898 in Grantsville, MO, he was the son of the late George and Susan Buck Younkin. Funeral services for the self-employed electrician and veteran of World War 1 were conducted at 3 p m Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Murray Younkin; three sisters, Mrs. James Livingston and Mar. Nina L. Patterson of Clarksburg, WV, and Mrs. Elinor Richer of Grantsville, MO. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1965

 

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BORDERS, Lewis C.

1895-1965

Lewis C. Borders, 70, of Gallup, KY, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Before his retirement 15 years ago, he was lockmaster of Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River, at Chapman, KY Operations of this navigation dam and a number of others on the river were terminated in May 1964. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Payne, of Ashland, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at River, KY. He was born at River, in Johnson County, on May 17, 1895, a son of the late Joseph and Merza Dixon Borders and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mellie Saunders Borders, three daughters, Mrs. Laura I. Holloway of Lac du Flembeau, Wisc., Mrs. Geneva Franklin of Rayne, LA, and Mrs. Ethel Young of Ashland; ;two sons, William L. Borders of Ashland and Worthy J. Borders of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Meek of River and Mrs. Hazel Daniels of Mesa, AZ and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

BURTON, Maxie (Frazier)

1888-1965

Mrs. Maxie Taylor Burton, 77, of Zelda, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Monday after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at  2 p.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. She was born April 23, 1888, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late John A. and Delphia Hammond Frazier, and was the widow of William D. Taylor, who died in 1962. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. A son, Billy Ray Burton of Zelda is the only survivor. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1965

 

CHILDERS, Ogal,

1925-1965

Ogal Childers, Jr., 40 of Louisa Route 1, died Saturday night at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church on Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Roy Taylor officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery on Route 1. A coal miner, he had been employed by the Island Creek Coal Co. at Logan, WV, until he became ill a few months ago. He was born September 3, 1925, at Borderland, WV, a son of Mrs. Ivory Blackburn Childers of Louisa Route 1, and the late Ogal Childers. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Corrinne Thompson Childers, a daughter, Sharon Lynn Childers, at home; a son, Roger Lee Childers, of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Diamond of Elyria, OH, and Miss Nellie Sue Childers of Louisa, Route 1, and two brother, Harold Childers of Louisa Route 1, and Paul D. Childers of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

CRABTREE, Bessie (Dalton)

1906-1965

Mrs. Bessie Dalton Crabtree, 59, of Louisville, KY, died Wednesday morning November 24, at 5 a.m. in the St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, after an illness of one year. Born October 6, 1906, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of Mrs. Effie Brooks Dalton and the late John M. Dalton. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. Mrs. Crabtree was a teacher in Lawrence County for several years. Prior to her illness she was an employee of Rose Incorporated, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. N. A. Ritchie, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Paul Ray Crabtree of Vallejo, A and Gene Dalton Crabtree of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Smith and Mrs. Essie Kelly, both of Ashland, and one grandson. Big Sandy News, December 2,1965

 

CREECH, Henry

1885-1965

Henry Creech, 80, of Blaine, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday morning December 7, after a long illness. Funeral services for the retired rural mail carrier were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Church of God at Blaine, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Creech Cemetery at Blaine. He was born at Stevens, KY, March 22, 1885, a son of the late Henry Harrison and Hannah Pennington Creech. His wife, Mrs. Docia Triplett Creech, died in 1956. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Austin Blevins, of Edsel, KY, and Mrs. Raymond Boggs of Blaine; three brothers, Nelson Creech of Franklin, OH, Alonzo Creech of Wheelersburg, OH, and Ray Creech of Germantown, OH; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

DANIELS, Mary (Bentley)

1914-1965

Mrs. Mary Daniels, 51, of Louisa Route 4, died in a Louisa hospital Monday, November 22, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, from the Trinity Methodist Church on Louisa Route 4, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in the Coburn Cemetery on Route 4. She was born September 4, 1914, a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Hunter Stambaugh of Louisa, Route 4, and the late Joe Bentley. Surviving in addition to the mother include the husband, Joe Daniels; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Fannin, of Middletown, OH, a brother, Charlie Stambaugh of Phoenix, AZ and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

DEBOARD, Isaac

1896-1965

Isaac Deboard, 69, of Louisa, Route 1, who died of an apparent heart attack Thursday, December 9, while at work at a saw mill at Ulysses, KY, was buried in the Judd Cemetery on Route 1 following funeral services at 1:30 p. m. Saturday from the Spencer  Free Will Baptist Church on Route 1 with the Rev. Cline Salyers and the Rev. Clyde Ferrell officiating. He was born July 28, 1896, a son of the late George and Elizabeth O'Brien Deboard, and was a retired coal miner.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louana Hayes Deboard, to whom he was married for 50 years; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Perry of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Henry L. Moore of Louisa, Route 1, five sons, Clarence, Oscar, Everett, Isaac, Jr., and James Deboard all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Arlie Young of Adams, KY, and Mrs. Leon VanHoose of Richardson, KY, and 31 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

FERRIS, Milo

Milo Ferris, 23, of Johnstown, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, was killed Tuesday November 23 in an accident at a saw mill in Sunbury, OH. He was the son of Menifee and Ann McIntosh Ferris of Louisa, Route 5. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the parents' residence with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Corbitt Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Barnett Cemetery at Louisa, Route 3. Additional survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Alma Gussler of Louisa, Mrs. Wilma Linger of Zanesville, OH, Mrs. Eva Linger, Mrs. Helen Miller, and Miss Shirley Ferris, all of Johnstown, and Miss Caroline Ferris, at home; three half sisters, Mrs. Cleta Mills and Mrs. Ruby Mills, both of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Geneva Shidle of Trenton, NJ; five brothers, George Ferris of Johnstown, Charles Ferris of the U. S. Marine Corps in South Carolina, Calvin, Vernon, and Robert Ferris all at home and a half brother, Sidney Ferris of Williamson. The body was taken to the residence of the parents from Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

GRIFFITH, Sherman

1889-1965

Sherman Griffith, 76, of Louisa, passed away Wednesday at 1:15 a.m. after an illness of six months. A retired Ashland Oil employee, he was born October 12, 1889, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Milt and Jane Boggs Griffith. Funeral services will be held Friday, a 1:30 a.m.  from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will bee in the Boggs  Cemetery at Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Campbell Griffith; five daughters, Mrs. Fonzo Williams of Flat Gap, Mrs. Avalee Moore of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. George Pack, Mrs. Luther Hay and Mrs. John Rank, all of Columbus, OH; 8 sons, Carl Griffith, Ashland, KY, Hoover, Kenneth, Bobby and Paul Wayne, all of Columbus, Jack, Rodger Lee and George Milton, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Boggs, Blaine, and one brother, Harry Griffith, Blaine. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

HAYNES, Eletha Elizabeth (Kennedy)

1911-1965

Mrs. Eletha Elizabeth Haynes, 54, of 916 Prospect Ave., Ashland, sister of Mrs. Ike Lockwood of Louisa, died at 10 a.m. Monday at home after an illness of two months. Born October 18, 1911, in Catlettsburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Amanda Ward Kennedy. She had been a nurse for 18 years at King's Daughters' Hospital and was a member of Holy Family Church. Surviving are a son, Charles Haynes, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lockwood of Louisa, Mrs.. E. G. Irvin of Kettering, OH and Miss Virginia Kennedy of Ashland; two brothers, Frank G. Kennedy of Shoals, WV and Robert E. Kennedy of Kenova, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Holy Family Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John F. Danz officiating. Burial will be in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lazear Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

HICKMAN, Drew

1888-1965

Drew Hickman, 77, of Louisa, Route 1, died Wednesday, December 1, in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Born in Lawrence County March 18, 1888, he was the son of the late Leander and Nancy Moore Hickman. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was married to Minnie Farley Hickman who died in 1938 and was then married to Mrs. Ethel Miller Hickman who survives. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Levi George of Louisa, Mrs. Mary Belle Moore, Mrs. Howard Waller, Mrs. Oscar Richmond and Mrs. Richard Shaw, all of Columbus, three sons, Drew Hickman, Jr., of Urbana, OH, Gid Hickman and Clinton Hickman, both of Columbus, a brother, Lafe Hickman of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Nokla Parker of Louisa and 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

HOLT, Claude

1884-1965

Claude Holt, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday night, December 2, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services for the retired stonemason were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Baptist Church and the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Saltpetre. He was born at Fort Gay, December 19, 1884, a son of the late George and Rebecca See Holt. His wife, Mrs. Pauline Copley Holt, died in 1955. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. J.W. Kidd of Lucas, OH, Mrs. Charles VanHoose, Newark, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Vinson, Mrs. Mae Bartram, Mrs. Thurman Bellomy, and Mrs. Dimple Wellman of Fort Gay; three sons, Paul Holt, of Fort Gay, Leonard Holt of Mansfield, OH, and George Holt of Newark; a brother, Mike Holt of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hill of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lillian Peters of Altadena, CA and 32 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Wellman Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

JAYNE, Maxine (Yates)

1908-1965

Mrs. Maxine Yates Jayne, 56, of Plant City, FL was fatally injured in an automobile accident Wednesday morning, November 24, near Fernandina Beach, FL while en route to visit a son in law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Silas Reed of Augusta, GA. Mrs. Jayne was the widow of Wurts Jayne and was a native of Grayson, KY. She was born February 18, 1908, in Grayson, a daughter of Mrs. Lucille Criswell Yates and the late Thomas S. Yates, and was well known in Louisa. She was a graduate of Morehead State College and attended John Harris Art School in Indianapolis. She was a former teacher in the Carter County school system. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Grayson Women's Club, the Church of Christ in Grayson, and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was employed as art instructor in the Plant City school system. Surviving in addition to the daughter, and mother are one son, William T. Jayne of Atlanta, GA and one sister, Mrs. Edward Cadden of Louisville, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Grayson Church of Christ with the Rev. Jay Cooper and the Rev. William Phillips officiating. Burial was in Grayson Cemetery. The body was at the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

FORTNER, Mae

1881965

Mrs. Mae Fortner, 82, formerly of Hubbardstown, WV, died Wednesday December 22, in a Wooster, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hubbardstown Methodist Church with the Rev. Willard Robinson and the Rev. Larry Albright officiating and burial was in Strother Cemetery on Prichard route 1. She was born in Wayne County, WV on March 1, 1883. Her husband, John Fortner, died in 1954. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Richard McSarley of Prichard, Mrs. Lawrence Buckingham, of Creston, OH, Mrs. Martin Kendig of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Donald Talbert of Kenova, Mrs. Carl Huffman of Lodi, OH, and Mrs. Calvin Yoss of Burbank, OH, two sons, William Fortner of Stockbridge, MI and John Fortner of Wadsworth; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Secco of Alliance, OH; and 42 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

HICKS, Sherman

Sherman Hicks, 75. Webbville, KY, died in a Louisa hospital Friday night. He was a farmer and native of Webbville, son of the late James and Rebecca Kelly Hicks. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Smith Chapel with Rev. Luther Parker and Rev. James Boggs officiating. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery at Webbville. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Willie Mae Traylor Hicks; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Bowman of Frederick, MD; a son, Raymond Hicks of Webbville, two sisters, Mrs. Jett Blevins of Webbville and Mrs. Martha Reeves of Lexington, KY; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

JOHNSON, Della (Hannah)

1894-1965

Mrs. Della Hannah Johnson, 71, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday, December 4, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ervin Chandler, Mechanicsburg, OH, where she had been visiting for the past six weeks. She was born August 11, 1894, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Hezekiah and Mary Elizabeth Castle Hannah. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 51 years. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Charley B. Johnson, two daughters,  Mrs. Chandler of Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. L. F. Jeter, Xenia, OH; three sons, Elbert Ottis Johnson of Minerva, OH, Hillard Johnson of Paris, OH and Bill Johnson of Catawha, OH; 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Castle, Adams, KY, and two brothers, Elza Hannah, Irwin, OH and Zona Hannah of Page, WV. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Goldie Johnson at Ulysses from the Curtright Funeral Home Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

JOHNSON, Susanna (Salyers)

1893-1965

Mrs. Susanna Johnson, 73, of Louisa, died Sunday morning at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. Born February 2, 1892, in Johnson County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Callie Salyers. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 48 years. Survivors include the husband, Ed Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest J. Boston of Jamestown, OH, and Mrs. Jay Ross of Columbus, OH; seven sons, Charlie Johnson of Louisa, Route 4, Bennie, Carl and Clyde T. Johnson of Louisa, Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg, Paul Ray Johnson of Louisa Route 3, and Jack Johnson at home; and 30 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

LEWIS, Anna (Taylor)

1875-1965

Mrs. Anna Taylor Lewis, 90, of Louisa, died Thursday, November 25, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 24, 1875, in Hart County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Jennie Dudgen Taylor. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Plymale of Louisa, a son, Cecil M. Surratt of Detroit, and 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Louise Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star conducted memorial rites Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

MOSS, John H.

John H. Moss, 61, of 1334 Spring Valley Drive, Huntington, WV was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday morning at Cabell-Huntington Hospital after being stricken by an apparent heart attack while attending a prayer meeting breakfast at a West Huntington restaurant. Mr. Moss, divisional sales manager for Pinkerton Tobacco Co. was taken to the hospital in a fire department ambulance moments after being stricken at 7:25 a.m. A native of Winfield, WV, he had lived here for several years and in Huntington for 14 years. He was a member and chairman of the official board of the Central Methodist Church, Huntington, and was also a member of the Louisa Masonic Lodge 195, Commendary 26 Knights Templar of Ashland, KY, and El Hasa Shrine Temple, Ashland, KY. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Roberts Moss; a daughter, Mrs. John P. Ward of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Eulah E. Hutchison, Clarksburg, WV, and Mrs. Lydia Haines of Long Beach, CA; six brothers, H. A. Moss of Charleston, K. E. Moss of Albany, NY, Guy L. Moss of Dunbar, WV, M. T. Moss of Lewisburg, WV, and Raymond E Moss of Winfield and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Central Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Houston and Dr C. H. Kelley officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. The body was at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

NAPIER, Adam

1884-1965

Adam Napier, 81, Wayne, WV, who died Wednesday, December 22, in a Louisa hospital was buried in the Frazier Cemetery at Lost Creek, in Wayne County, following funeral services Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He was born July 2, 1884, in Wayne County, a son of the late Robert and Surilda Adkins Napier and was a farmer. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Henry Thompson, a son, Robert Napier of Huntington; seven daughters, Mrs. Neville Maynard of South Williamson, KY, Mrs. Tennessee Kidd and Mary Lee Napier of Wayne, Mrs. Ella Jackson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Maxwell Maynard of Glenhayes and Mrs. Della Perry of Prichard and Mrs. Kimble Copley of Fort Gay, Route 2; a step daughter, Mrs. Ray Rowe of Wayne, Route 2, seven sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Napier of Huntington, Mrs. Oma Napier of Stiltner, Mrs. Mary Hall of Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Martha Adkins of Kenova, Mrs. Susan Frazier of Forest Hills, KY, Mrs. Ella Keeler of Cincinnati and Mrs. Della Perry of Prichard and 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was at the Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, Big Sandy News, December 30,1965

 

POLK, Verlie (McGuire)

Mrs. Verlie Polk,, 38, a native of Pike County, KY, died Saturday at her home in Wyandotte, MI, after a six month illness. Mrs. Polk was a daughter of the late Harvey J. and Goldie Ford McGuire. Other survivors include two daughters, Vaughna Lee and Lora Lynn Polk, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. J. K. Muncy of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Hazel Toth of Ft. Gay, WV, Mrs.Sam Saunders of Kenova, Mrs. Shirley Adkins, Ft. Gay, and Mrs. Edna McKinney of Prichard; two brothers, Pearl McGuire, Portsmouth, OH and Ballard McGuire of Lansing, MI. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Muncy at Prichard, WV under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1965

 

PRESTON, Alka (Bell)

1905-1965

Mrs. Alka Bell Preston, 60, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Thursday, December 16. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mount Zion Church at Richardson, KY, with the Rev. Arthur Priest and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery near Richardson. She was born at Richardson on February 8, 1905, a daughter of the late Tarlton and Rose Boyd Bell, and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 38 yeas. Survivors include the husband, Elza Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Philip Cook of Middleport, OH; a son, Julius Preston of Gallipolis, OH, a sister, Mrs. Carrie Childers of Fallsburg, KY and 14 grandchildren. The body was taken to her family home at Richardson from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1965

 

 PRICE, Bascom

1878-1965

Bascom Price, 87, of Wayne, WV, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Morris-Bottom Funeral Home at Wayne with the Rev. Donald Cunningham and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. A retired coal miner, he was born November 11, 1878, near Richardson, KY, the youngest son of the late Jesse and Jane Franklin Price III, whose families were early settlers in the region.. In his youth, he was active in push boating and later in steamboating on the Big Sandy and the Levisa between Louisa and Pikeville, KY His wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee Preston Price, died in 1963. He was a member of the Wayne Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean Moon of Wayne; a brother, Frank Price of Fort Gay, Route 1, a sister, Mrs. Josephine Chambers of Williamson; a grandson, A. J. Moon of Knoxville, TN; a granddaughter, Jean C. Forsyth of Pikeville; 8 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30. 1965

 

ROBERTS, Perry

1881-1965

Perry Roberts, 84, of Louisa, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of a year. He was born January 11, 1881, in Carter County, a son of the late St. Clair and Ortha Adkins Roberts. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery on Star Route. Surviving are 20 nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis of Ashland, Mrs. Lena Queen of Rush, Mrs. Esther Woods of Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Doshia Kouns, Mrs. Lucille Mulkey, and Mrs. Marie Carey all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

SHORT, Oscar

1891-1965

Oscar Short, 74, of Adams, KY died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital. he was born March 23, 1891, at Cordell, a son of the late Isaiah and Katherine York Short. He was a retired farmer and iron worker. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Mary Emily Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bessie Hayes Short; two sons, Arnold Short of Adams and Raymond Short of Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Lydia McKinster of Adams, and four grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

SKAGGS, Phoebe Susan

1894-1965

Phoebe Susan Skaggs, 71, of Martha, KY, who died at her home Thursday, December 2, was buried in the Isaacs-Skaggs Cemetery at Martha following funeral services at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Terryville School with the Rev. Roby Ferguson officiating. She was born in Morgan County on August 29, 1894 a daughter of the late Lewis L. and Susan Ison Skaggs. Survivors include a sister in law, Mrs. Louisa Skaggs of Martha and two nieces and five nephews. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1965

 

SMITH, Arthur

1889-1965

Arthur Smith, 76,of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 pm.  at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Hutchinson. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. A retired construction worker, he was born June 16, 1889, at Prichard, a son of the late William David and Geneva Newman Smith. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Huntington. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Corinne Thompson Smith, a daughter, Mrs. Bill Early of Kissimmee, FL, two sons, Allen H. Smith, of Washington, D. C. and Arthur Smith, Jr., of Glendale, CA, two step daughters, Mrs. Russell Rolen and Mrs. Charles McQueen, of Columbus, OH, three stepsons,  David E. Smith, of Batavia, OH, Edwin S. Smith of Cullenburg, Al, and Gordon R. Smith of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Tom Jackson of Prichard. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

SPROUSE,  Mattie (Lyons)

1868-1965

A married predicted not to last long has ended in death after 20 years of wedded bliss. A woman Grandma Sprouse, who wanted nothing more out of life than to work with her youthful husband, Shorty, on their farm on Catt Hollow, Lawrence County, died Friday afternoon in a Louisa hospital at the age of 97 years, following a short illness. Grandma, whose name was Mattie Lyons Large, became a national figure, after her marriage to Delbert (Shorty) Sprouse, also of the Catt section. She was a member of the Baptist Church and during her younger days  and before her marriage to Shorty at the Louisa courthouse during her 79th year. Mattie Large was looked upon by all her neighbors as a fine Christian woman, a good mother and wife to her husband, Martin Large, deceased since 1924, neighbors told news reporters that no one in the community was more highly esteemed than she. In sickness and death, she was called upon by friends to read the Bible, pray with both the sick and dying. Her marriage, after her husband's death to a boy they had taken when homeless, to her was necessary because he needed a home and she was old and broken and could not do for herself, she often explained to reporters. All the publicity seemed to torment her and she often told newsmen "We'd just like everyone to leave us alone" In speaking of their trips and appearances in public place, New York, Detroit, etc, she once sais, "the whole place "stunk" even the water smelled. She often remarked that "Catt Hollow was the only civilized place in the world and sometimes I think its become tainted." For several years newsmen coming form surrounding areas and sometimes as far away as New York city treked to the cabin home of Shorty and Grandma in June, their anniversary month. Neither Shorty or Grandma seemed to approve their visits, while Shorty evidenced his feeling by sulling and refusing to talk, Grandma would speak out, saying. "We are tired of all this talk and fussin' about our marriage" and unless there was someone with outside reporters she would fail to give out much news. Sometimes by coaxing and maybe a little gift she would open up and shed some light on her marriage. So, the voice that always made it clear that she was spokeman for the family is stilled and Shorty will no longer be taking orders to do the chores around the home he has occupied since boyhood. Funeral services were conducted for the Catt's Creek woman of many moons, Sunday at 2 p.m. from Polly's Chapel near Webbville, KY, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and burial was in the Large Cemetery. The deceased was born October 24, 1868 on Webbville, Route 1 , a daughter of the late Richard and Peggy Elsworth Lyons. Survivors in addition to her husband, include six daughters, Mrs. Charles Crabtree, of Columbus, Mrs. Hibbert May and Mrs. Thomas May, of Webbville, Mrs. Laura Presley of Pilgrim, KY, Mrs. Joseph Adams of Kenova and Mrs. Kay Sturgill of Catlettsburg, Route 2, a stepson, Harrison Large, of Webbville, and a brother, Harvey Lyons of Chillicothe, OH. Members of the family were unable to count all the grandchildren and great grandchildren surviving. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

THOMPSON, Dave

1888-1965

Dave Thompson, 78, of Route 1, Louisa, died at his home Monday morning after a long illness. Funeral services for the retired coal miner, were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Smoky Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born at Norris, KY, a son of the late Felix and Ella May Thompson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Amanda Hayes Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Shubert of Oliver Springs, TN, two sons, Paul Thompson, of Jenkins, KY and Russell Thompson of Louisa; three brothers, Fred Thompson of Louisa, Route 1, and Stant and Graden Thompson of Adams, KY and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1965

 

THORNHILL, William M.

1885-1965

William M. Thornhill, 80, of 306 Water St., Louisa, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. after an illness of eight years. He was born August 24, 1885, at Mill Creek, WV, a son of the late Daye and Lennie Webb Thornhill. He was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Saltpetre Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Ross and Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Hensley Thornhill; one sister, Mrs. Erie Station, Cedar Grove, WV, six grandchildren; one step daughter, Mrs. Effie Wesley of Louisa; three step sons, Wheeler Copley of Warfield, KY, Delbert Copley of Pataskala, OH and Robert Copley of Inez, KY. The body will remain at the Heston Funeral Home until funeral time. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1965

 

WHEELER, Mary (Beaire)

1884-1965

Mrs. Mary Beaire Wheeler, formerly of Fort Gay Route 2, died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack Wellman of Circleville, OH, on her 81st birthday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Community Church on Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. She was born November 28, 1884, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Jolliffe and Nancy Adkins Beaire. Her husband, James Wheeler, died in 1957. Additional survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Lorin Hann of Harrison, OH, Mrs. Carl Bartram and Mrs. Jane Thompson of Huntington and Mr. Max Wingate of Muncie, IN and 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

WHITT, James Marshall

1965-1965

James Marshall Whitt, infant son of Raymond and Nancy Sue Crum Whitt of Job, KY, died at birth Thursday, December 16, at 2:30 a.m. Graveside services under direction of the Young Funeral Home were conducted at the Buffalo Horn Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa, Saturday, December 18, 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Survivors other than the parents, include five sisters, and one brother, the grandparents, Mrs. Medic Whitt of Job and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Crum, Route 5, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1965

 

WORKMAN, Sarah Ellen (Coburn)

1893-1965

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Workman, 72, of Lexington, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, and Louisa, KY, died Saturday in a Galion, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. George Mays officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born July 3, 1893, on Louisa, Route 2, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Minerva Jane McClure Coburn. Her husband, Luther Workman, died in 1920. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Theron Endicott of Lexington, OH and Mrs. Frank Webster of Grayson, KY, a son, Truman Workman of Lexington, OH; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a brother, J. B. Coburn of St. Albans, WV. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1965

 

 

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