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CLARK, Nellie Rose (O'Bryan)

1885-1968

Nellie Rose O'Bryan Clark, 81, of McDermott, OH, formerly of Johnson and Lawrence Counties, KY, died Sunday January 1, at McDermott. Born September 23, 1885, she was a daughter of the late John Ellis and Louisa Caroline Coffey O'Bryan. On December 5, 1907, at Estill, KY, she was married to John Wilson Clark who preceded her in death February 6, 1957. She was also preceded in death by a son, Manuel E. Clark, who died March 20, 1924, and a daughter, Clovie Clark Beddow, who died June 29, 1942. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 5, from Alders Chapel United Baptist Church, West Jefferson, OH. Burial was in Glenrest Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, OH. Survivors include four sons, Vanzel Ellis Clark and James Leonard Clark, both of Columbus, OH, John Edgar Clark of Hilliards, OH, and Rudolph Clark of Fairfield, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Clemie Clark Tackett, Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Mary Louanna Holbrook, Columbus, 25 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Bryan Clark of Volga, KY and two sisters in law, Telia Thompson of Williamson, WV and Caroline (Tiny) McCarty, Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1967

 

COOKSEY, C. B.

1894-1966

C. B. (Bert) Cooksey, 72, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Thursday, December 29, at 2:30 p.m. after a long illness. He was born at Fallsburg, KY, October 22, 1894, a son of the late John and Anna Roberts Cooksey. He was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railway for 25 years until his retirement 18 years ago. A World War I veteran, he had been a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg for 56 years. A daughter, Virginia Cooksey, preceded him in death 39 years ago. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruby Henson Cooksey; three sisters, Mrs. John Jordan of Louisa, Mrs. Howard Riffe of Van Lear, KY, and Mrs. W. M. Skeens of Fort Gay, WV; three brothers, John and Jim Cooksey of Fallsburg and Frank Cooksey in Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, Fallsburg, with the pastor, the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

COPLEY, Lyda (Bartram)

1895-1967

Mrs. Lyda Bartram Copley, 71, of Route 2, Fort Gay, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Copley was born February 18, 1895, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah See Bartram. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Bartram Chapel with the Rev. Paul Mullins and the Rev. Willard Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery on Mill Creek. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband preceded her in death in October 1965. She is survived by a son, Bart Copley of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. B. D. O'Brian and Mrs. Archie Bartram, both of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Marvin Johnston of Fort Wayne, IN, a brother, Frank Bartram of Mansfield; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1967

 

ENDICOTT, Lawrence

1906-1967

Lawrence Endicott, 60, of 370 South Walnut Street, Huntington, WV, died Monday in a hospital there after an illness of seven months. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Steele Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Warren officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery. An electrician for the C & O Railway, he was born November 6, 1906, at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Jerry and Emma Wilson Endicott. He was a member of Local 549 of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Huntington Lodge 313, BPO Elks. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carnie Huffman Endicott; two sons, Jan Endicott  of Kenova and Lawrence Endicott of Dayton, OH; a step son, Bennie Meadows of Huntington and two brothers, Gordon Endicott of Akron, OH and Charles Endicott of Lehigh, FL. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

FLUTY, Robert Allen

1952-1967

Robert Allen Fluty, 14 year old son of Carl and Betty Patterson Fluty, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday morning, January 4, in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Lick Cemetery on Route 5. He was born February 12, 1952, at Louisa. He attended Fort Gay Schools. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jim Webb of Catlettsburg, KY; three brothers, Carl Thomas Fluty of Huntington and Larry Lee  and Terry Richard Fluty, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Floyd Dillon of Fort Gay and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sedella Fluty of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1967

 

ISAAC, Elmer

1901-1967

Elmer Isaac, 65, Louisa, Route 1, died Sunday in a local hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born September 22, 1901, on route 1, Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Nancy Jane Compton Isaac and the late Mont Isaac. He was a former power lineman for Hoosier Engineering Co. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Cynthia Chapel on Route 1, Louisa with the Rev. Basil Hodge, the Rev. Freeman Justice and the Rev. Russell Bishop officiating. Burial was in Isaac Cemetery on Route 1. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1967

 

PIGG, Imogene

1913-1967

Miss Imogene Pigg, 53, Route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday morning, January 11 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born August 9, 1913, at Yatesville, she was a daughter of the late Virgil Ray and Ginnie Saulter Pigg. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the W. J. Pigg Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are a brother, Virgil Ray Pigg, Jr., of Union Lake, MI and a sister, Mrs. Otto Gies of San Francisco, CA. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1967

 

PRINCE, David G.

1886-1967

David G. Prince, 80, of Route 3, Louisa, died in an Ashland hospital at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, following an illness of one month. Born March 3, 1886, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late John and Florence Whitt Prince. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Midway Methodist Church, Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was made in Jobe Cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Virgie Burton Prince, died November 13, 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nolan Webb, of Midland, PA, Mrs. Richard Thompson of Russell, KY, and Mrs. Charlie Jobe of Waverly, OH, six sons, John Paul Prince of Star Route, Louisa, Leslie Prince of Beaver Falls, PA, David G. Prince, Jr. of Beaver, PA, Glen Prince of Ashland, KY, Kennith Prince of Darlington, PA, and Nathan Prince of Route 3, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Chester Roberts of Sharon, PA; one brother, Nathan Prince of Adams. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1967

 

ROBERTSON, Martha Jane Louisa (Webb)

1868-1967

Mrs. Martha Jane Louisa (Lou) Robertson, 98, of Fort Gay, died Monday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Taylor Dawson of Fort Gay. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. from the Bartram Chapel  Church, with the Rev. Grant Raines and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. She was born October 31, 1868, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Robinson Webb. Her husband, Lace Robertson, died in 1942. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 83 years. Other survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Charles O'Brian of Fort Gay, route 2, 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the Dawson home. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1967

 

SKAGGS, Freeman

1924-1967

Freeman Skaggs, 42, of Chicago, formerly of Relief, KY, died in a Chicago hospital, January 4th, of a heart attack. He was born September 1, 1924, at Relief, a son of Noah M. Skaggs of Relief and the late Viola Fraley Skaggs. He had been in Chicago for 12 years, and was a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include one brother, Leaborn Skaggs of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Relief Holiness Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Relief. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1967

 

SKEENS, Clara (Fannin)

1883-1967

Mrs. Clara Fannin Skeens, 83, of Lackey Ave., Louisa, died Thursday, January 19, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Proctor V. Barker officiating. Burial was in the Bernard Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. She was born October 30, 1883, at Zelda, KY, a daughter of the late Roland and Emma Belle Curnutte Fannin. Her husband, Andrew Skeens, died in 1933. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist church for 20 years. Survivors include a son, Kenos Skeens of Fort Gay Route 2, five daughters, Mrs. Emma Henson and Mrs. Lou Jones of Louisa, Mrs. Helen Stone of Huntington, Mrs. Anna Jarrell of Newark, OH, and Mrs. Elizabeth Orin of Portsmouth, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Nolda Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Hala Fannin of Richmond, IN; 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1967

 

STANSBERRY, Malcolm L.

1892-1966

Malcolm L. "Mack" Stansberry, 74, of Louisa, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday morning, December 29 at his home on the Point section. He was born November 19, 1892, on Route 2 Louisa, a son of the late Harry H. and Victoria Wellman Stansberry. He retired in 1954 from the C & O carpenter force. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Apperson Lodge No. 195 F &AM and was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Alice Maynard Stansberry, died in March 1957. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Millard Sammons and Mrs. Hubert Taylor of Louisa; three sons, Jack and Mack H. Stansberry of Louisa and A-2C Bob L. Stansberry in the Air Force in Viet Nam; two sisters, Mrs. Goldia Justice and Mrs. Ted Cecil of Louisa; two brothers, Milt and Ed Stansberry of Louisa; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

STILTNER, John E.

1924-1966

John E. Stiltner, 42, of Wadsworth, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday morning December 30, in a Barberton, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. He was born February 7, 1924, in Logan County, WV, a son of Lee Stiltner of Fort Gay and the late Maude Ferguson Stiltner. He was an employee at the Wadsworth Foundry and was a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler Stiltner; a daughter, Carolyn Stiltner, at home, three sons, Ronnie Stiltner, at home and James and Dale Stiltner of Wadsworth; three sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Watts and Mrs. Nellie Hobbs of Wayne, and Mrs. Wanda Robinson of Columbus and two brothers, George Stiltner of Detroit, and Wayne Stiltner of Pineville, WV and one grandchild. The body arrived at the funeral home Monday morning where it lied in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

STIRGILL, Virgie (Salyers)

1891-1966

Mrs. Virgie Stirgill, 75, of Route 2, Louisa, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one week. Born May 20, 1891, at Kerz, KY, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Amanda Brown Salyers. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Herbert Stirgill; one son, Charles V. Stirgill of Paintsville; one sister, Miss Lellie Salyers of Route 2, Louisa; 3 brothers, Eslie Salyers of New Albany, OH Alva J. Salyers of Middletown, OH, and Walter Salyers of Ht. Liberty, OH; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

SWETNAM, Mrs. William

1902-1966

Funeral rites for Mrs. William Swetnam, a native of the Blaine section, were conducted Wednesday of last week at the First Methodist Church in Edmore, MI, where she had resided for the past 25 years. The deceased, born April 5, 1902, a daughter of Mr. J.L. Hewlett of Route 4, Louisa ant he late Virgie Burton Hewlett, was educated in Lawrence County schools, graduating from the Kentucky Normal College. Before her marriage she taught in the Lawrence County school system serving principal of the Blaine school. She had been a dedicated member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church since early girlhood, retaining her membership there throughout the years. Since going to Edmore, Mrs. Swetnam had been associated with her husband in the contracting business, serving as secretary-bookkeeper as long as her health permitted. She was a highly esteemed person, a devoted wife, mother and daughter. Survivors are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Peterson, three grandchildren, Bill, Janet and Robert Peterson of Edmore; the father, a brother, Luther Hewlett, Columbus, OH and three nieces. Interment was made in an Edmore Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1967

 

YORK, James Frank

James Frank York, 76, of Glenhayes, WV, died January 11 in a Coatesville, PA hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the York Cemetery at Glenhayes. He was born at Glenhayes, a son of the late David and Louetta Turner York. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. and James A. York of Glenhayes, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Branham, of Glenhayes; and a brother, Thomas York of Glenhayes. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, where it remained until one  hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1967

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ADAMS, James

1890-1967

James (Roe) Adams, 77, of Beaver, OH, and formerly of Adams, KY, died Saturday in a Gallipolis, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kerna Conley officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born April 9, 1890, at Adams, a son of the late Willie and Effie Carter Adams. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mollie Morris Adams; a son, Bill Adams of Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Weary of Richmond, VA; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edna Lanning of Columbus, and a step son, Edgar Bowling of Columbus. The body arrived at the funeral home at 6 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1967

 

BLANKENSHIP, Charlie

1898-1967

Charlie Blankenship, 69, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following a nine year illness. Mr. Blankenship was born January 25, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry C. and Ester Chaffin Blankenship. He was a 50 years member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Thelma Smith Blankenship; five daughters, Mrs. Jessie Triplett of Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. Talmadge Crabtree, Mrs. William J. Morton, Mrs. Ralph Michaels, and Mrs. Kenneth Tice, all of Columbus, three sons, Herman and Thurman Blankenship, both of Columbus and Larue Blankenship of Circleville, OH, a sister, Mrs. Eliza Evans of Columbus; two brothers, Willie Blankenship of Gore, OH and David Blankenship of Circleville; 40 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the East Fork Trinity Church on Route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery on Cooksey Fork. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1967

 

BOGGS, Estill

Estill Boggs, 68, a retired farmer of Plain City, OH, died February 8, at Marysville Hospital. Survivors are his widow, Nancy, a son, Claude, three daughters, Mrs. Paul Hedrick, Mrs. Glenn Smith, of Plain City, and Mrs. John Geese of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted February 10, from the Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Forest Grove Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1967

 

BOYD, Parlee (Williamson)

1884-1967

Mrs. Parlee Boyd, 81, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, January 25, en route to a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Boyd was a daughter of the late Harvey and Fronie Castle Williamson. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Sam Borders of Ulysses, Mrs. Alta Young and Mrs. Burns Conley of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Frank Puckett and Mrs. Robert Mounts of Springfield, OH; a son, Robert Boyd of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Cordle of Springfield; two brothers, Robert and William Williamson of Catlettsburg; 28 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

CARTER, Kire

1895-1967

Kire Carter, 71, died in a California hospital January 24, after an illness of one year. He was born at Adams, KY, December 4, 1895, a son of the late Marion and Mary Whit Carter. He was a retired bus driver and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted January 27 from the Hopkins Funeral Home in Akron, OH. Interment was made in Memorial Park in Akron. Survivors include the widow, Marie Harris Carter; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Bolger of Akron, OH; two sons, Marion Jackson Carter of Porter, CA and Gordon Carter of Tampa, FL; one sister, Mrs. James Hayes, Adams, KY; two half-sisters, Mrs. R. B. Edwards of Ashland, KY and one half-brother, Randall Carter of Route 1, Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News February 9, 1967

 

CHAPMAN, George O.

1873-1967

George O. Chapman, 93, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. g. Miller in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Louisa, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery at Louisa. He was born March 31, 1873, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William S. and Lydia Peck Chapman. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a class leader, for many years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. G. Miller of Huntington and Mrs. B. R. Fugitt of Ashland, KY; one son, A. J. Chapman of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Iba Bartrum of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Lyss Berry of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kitchen of Louisa, a brother, Joe P. Chapman of Gallup, KY, and 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1967

 

COX, Willard

Willard Cox, 51, of 148 Plymouth Court, Marion, OH, formerly of Ironton, died Tuesday afternoon, February 14, at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Boyd Funeral Home at Marion with the Rev. Robert Hurt officiating. Burial was in Chapel Heights Memorial Gardens at Marion. Mr. Cox was born at Louisa a son of Marion Cox of Marion and the late Ocie Ferguson Cox. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louise Wise Cox; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Johnson of Marion and Kimberly Cox, at home; three brothers, Charles Cox of Ironton, Lester Cox of Covington and Bert Cos of Prospect, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Buckey, Mrs. Willa Mae Hanshaw and Mrs. Lucille Huffman, all of Marion. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1867

 

CRABTREE, Dock

1887-1967

Dock Crabtree, 79, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Morris-Booton Funeral Home, at Wayne, with the Rev. J. W. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree family cemetery on Fort Gay, route 1. A retired farmer, he was born August 15, 1887, in Wayne County, a son of the late Isaac and Nancy Jane Crabtree. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Copley Crabtree, a son, Orville Crabtree of Fort Gay, Route 1, a brother, George B. Crabtree of Proctorville, OH and a sister, Mrs. Julia Akers of Fort Gay, Route 1. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

FRAZIER, Lark T.

1905-1967

Lark T. Frazier, 61, of Route 2, South Point, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY was found dead at his home Monday evening. Mr. Frazier was born May 26, 1905, a son of the late Wayne and Cordellia Hargis Frazier. He was a retired miner and farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Friendship Church, near Louisa, with the Rev. Sam Branham officiating. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery in this county. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clay Johnson of Ashland, and Mrs. Gerald Whistler of South Carolina, two sons, Jack Frazier of Williamson, WV and Robert J. Frazier of South Carolina; a step daughter, Mrs. James Lambert of Aflex, KY, a step son, Marshall Armstrong of Bluefield, WV; a brother, James M. Frazier, of Route 1, South Point; six sisters, Misses Goldie and Lizzie Frazier and Mrs. Norma Morrow, all of Ashland, Mrs. Nannie Branham of Route 1, South Point, Mrs. Viola Ball of Nettle, WV and Mrs. Marie Sundblad of Erhard, MN. The body is at the Lazear Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

FRAZIER, Mattie (Carter)

1886-1967

Mrs. Mattie Carter Frazier, 81, of 2549 Carter Avenue, Ashland, died at 6 p.m. Monday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Lawrence County, Mrs. Frazier was born January 8, 1886, a daughter of the late John and Lou Cuzie Meeks Carter. She had resided in Ashland for 25 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Frazier lived in Logan, WV, before the death of her husband, W. S. Frazier, who was associated with the Island Creek Coal Co. A daughter, Alta Frazier, director of music in the Holden schools, preceded her in death about six years ago. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. (today) Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. O. Alton Linger of Milton, WV officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery at Barboursville. Surviving are a son, Fred Frazier of Milton; a sister, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin of Louisa; a brother, Charles Carter of Ashland and one grandson. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1967

 

HATTEN, Dwight M.

1896-1967

Dwight M. Hatten, 68, Route 1, Prichard, WV, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence after a short illness. He was born on Route 1, Prichard, on August 23, 1896, a son of the late Columbus and Juda Lakin Hatten. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Big Hurricane Baptist Church by Rev. Leo Gibson and the Rev. John Simpson. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery on Route 1, Prichard. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Laura Perdue Hatten; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Bellomy of Route 1, Prichard and Mrs. Carl Frasher, Jr., of Titusville, FL and four grandchildren. The body was at Young Funeral Home until an hour before the funeral when it was taken to the church. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1967

 

JORDAN, Cecil

1920-1967

Cecil Jordan, 46, of Columbus, formerly of Adams, KY, died Monday morning in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Spencer Chapel at Adams. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery there. He was born September 6, 1920, at Adams, a son of the Mrs. Georgia Miles Jordan of Louisa and the late Jay Jordan. He was a press operator for the American Standard Co., Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Jordan; three daughters, Mrs. Judy Maynard of Columbus, and Barbra and Kathy Jordan, at home; two sons, Harold Jordan of Columbus, and Ray E. Jordan, with the U. S. Navy; three sisters, Mrs. Walda Spencer of Huntington, Mrs. Goldie Cline of California, and Mrs. Lotus Slayers of Johnstown, OH; a brother, L. B. Jordan of Springfield, OH, and a granddaughter. The body will arrive at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa at 3 p.m. today from the Woodyard Funeral Home of Columbus. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1967

 

KIDD, Josephine

1900-1967

Miss Josephine Kidd, 66, of Glenhayes, WV, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Born March 19, 1900, at Glenhayes, she was a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Mazella Endicott Kidd. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 16, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Miss Kidd was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jay Maynard of Route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Ralph Zisier of Chillicothe, OH, three brothers, Cecil Kidd of Cincinnati, Willard Kidd, Houston, TX and James Kidd, Lucas, OH. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1967

 

LOVELY, Dianne

1967-1967

Dianne Lovely, two day old daughter of Leonard and Nona Mae Kirk Lovely of Louisa, KY died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Pack Cemetery Louisa, with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Additional survivors include two brothers, both at home. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1967

 

MATNEY, Frank

1901-1967

Frank Matney, 65, of Louisa, who died unexpectedly Saturday at his home, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery following funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Matney, an electrician, was born November 9, 1901, at Louisa, son of the late Reece and Emma Johns Matney. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Belle Fisher and Mrs. Opal Johnson of Huntington, Mrs. Wayne Garred of Louisa, and Mrs. Lutie Fisher of Greensboro, NC and four brothers, Wallace Matney of Huntington, Harry Matney of Fort Gay, Reece Matney, Jr. of Williamson and Eugene Matney of Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

NORTON, William A.

1888-1967

William A. Norton, 79, of Flint, MI, died Saturday, January 28, at his residence following a brief illness. The deceased, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Norton of Louisa, was born in Fayettsville, WV, January 16, 1888. He had resided in Flint 40 years. He is a nephew of Mrs. Harry Burke of Louisa, and is well known here. He operated a steam engine during the street paving project in Louisa in the early twenties. He was employed at the A. C. Spark Plug Division in Flint for 28 years, before retiring in 1956.. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 31, at 10 a.m. from the Colonial Reigle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Thomas H. Fields officiating. Interment was made in Crestwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The body remained in state at the funeral home until after the funeral. Survivors include a son, William A. Norton, Jr., a sister, Mrs. C. H. Withers of Gallipolis, OH and a brother, James Norton of Roanoke, VA. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1967

 

SPARKS, Joel

1894-1967

Joel Sparks, 73, Louisa, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bill Kazee, Camargo, after an illness of eight years. He was born January 2, 1894, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Salmons Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. His wife, Alva Mae Ratcliff, died February 16, 1958. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Kazee, Mrs. Rush Frazier, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Paul Phillips, Richmond, IN, Mrs. Jim Williams, Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs. Charley Lyon, Ashland; three sons, Carle E. Sparks, Plainville, WV, Jack K. Sparks, Ashland, and Bill D. Sparks, Louisa, five sisters, Mrs. Bertrude Hancock, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Maude Jordan, Milton, WV, Mrs. Rosa Marcum and Mrs. Ellen Marcum, both of Louisa, Mrs. Blance Perry, Wayne, WV, three brothers, George Sparks, Adams, and Lindsey Sparks, Delbarton, WV, and Bennett Sparks, Detroit, MI; 18 grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1967

 

SPURLOCK, Mary (Parker)

1890-1967

Mrs. Mary Parker Hazlett Spurlock, 75, of Louisa, died Wednesday afternoon, January 25, in a Louisa hospital. Born March 12, 1890, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ester Caudill Parker. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was first married to the late Charles Hazlett and later married the late John Spurlock. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery at Patrick Gap. Surviving are four sons, William C. and Wayne Hazlett of Adams, Richard Hazlett of Wood, IL, and Charles Raymond Hazlett of Louisa, a stepson, Ishmael Thompson of Ostrader, OH and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Minnie Crist of Waldo, FL. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

THOMPSON, Mary (Hammond)

Mrs. Mary Thompson, 81, of Hillsboro, OH, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted from the Rhodes Funeral Home in Hillsboro, and burial was in Bournes County, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marion Hammond. Her husband, Green Thompson, died nine years ago. Survivors include a son, Russell Thompson, of Hillsboro, three daughters, Mrs. Howard White, Sr., of Smiths Ferry, PA, Mrs. Audrey Boggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Maxwell Holbrook of Huntington; a brother, Boston Hammond of Webbville, KY, and seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1967

 

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ALEXANDER, H. R.

1875-1967

Funeral services for H. R. Alexander, 92, of 1227 Ninth Avenue, Huntington, formerly of Louisa, a Tri-State Area representative for 55 years of the Thomas-Field Co., a wholesale dry goods firm in Charleston, WV, were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the  Steele Funeral Home with Dr. Garrett Evans and the Rev. Mack Thomasson officiating. Burial was in Boulevard Memorial Park, Huntington. Mr. Alexander died Thursday in a Huntington hospital. He had lived in Huntington for 45 years. Born January 1, 1875, in Gallipolis, OH, he was a son of the late James and Adelia Haywood Alexander. His wife, Mrs. Lettie F. Laisley Alexander, died in January, 1966. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and United Commercial Travelers. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Helen Alexander, with whom he lived and two nieces, Mrs. H.O. Ward of St. Albans and Mrs. Karl Henderson. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

BALL, Mary (Fraley)

1876-1967

Mrs. Mary Ball, 90, of 301 Jefferson Street, Louisa, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery at Adams, KY. Born October 6, 1976, at Adams, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Robinett Fraley. Her husband, Attison Ball, died in 1947. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Cando. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dove Hayes of Louisa; two sons, Robert Ball of Adams and Burns Ball of Ashland; two brothers, Ernest Fraley of Cincinnati and the Rev. W. T. Fraley of Urbana, OH and 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

BALL, Woodrow Wilson

1913-1967

Woodrow Wilson Ball, 54, Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, March 1, in a hospital in Columbus. He was born February 20, 1913, at Adams, a son of the late T. W. and Ida Miriam McKenzie Ball. He was a truck driver and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruby Moore Ball; two daughters, Clarice and Debra Ball, at home; a son, Gary Ball, at home, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Wirey of Las Vegas, NV; three brothers, E. K. Ball, Fairmont, IN, Oscar Ball, Tempe, AZ, and Nile Ball of Adams; a half-brother, William S. Borders of Las Vegas. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

BERGER, Mabel (Kessinger)

1898-1967

Mrs. Mabel Kessinger Marcum Berger, 68, of 550 C Street, Ceredo, WV, died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital. She was a sister of retired Brigadier General Howard Kessinger of San Angelo, TX, formerly of Kenova. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with the Rev. Robert Murray officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. An employee of the Anderson-Newcomb Co., in the alternation department for several years, she was born October 1, 1898, in Monroe Co., WV, a daughter of the late John Everett and Awilda Smith Kessinger, and lived most of her life in the Ceredo-Kenova area. She was a member of the Ceredo Congregational Church. She was first married to Edward Marcum, who died in 1940. In 1944 she was married to Sanford Berger, who died in 1946. Mr. Marcum was a nephew of Mrs. R. L. Vinson, of Louisa and the late Mr. Vinson, and the late Mrs. Janie Vinson Land. Survivors in addition to the brother, include a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Jane Smith of Ashland; two sons, Howard Edward and John Overton Marcum, of Kenova; four step daughters, Miss Frances E.  Berger of Huntington, Mrs. Lucille Simms of Ashland, Mrs. Margaret Crist of Torrance, CA, and Mrs. Imogene Flaherty of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA; a stepson, John Berger of Lexington, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Hawes and Mrs. Helen Sizemore of Huntington, Mrs. Selma Woodell of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Mrs. Nell Hall of Ceredo and 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1967

 

BOGGS, Mary Lee (Griffith)

1883-1967

Mrs. Mary Lee Boggs, 83, of Blaine, died at 1 a.m. March 7, at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born August 2, 1883, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Milton and Jane Boggs Griffith. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Boggs was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Boggs, August 7, 1964. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Howard Boggs of Columbus, OH and a brother, Harry Griffith of Blaine. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1967

 

BRANHAM, Edward

1886-1967

Edward (Ed)  Branham, 80, of Louisa, died last Thursday night in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Gore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born April 16, 1886, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late David and Ellen Bowe Branham. He was a telegraph operator for an oil company in the Louisa area and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by 9 nieces and a nephew. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

CASTLE, Allen H.

1872-1967

Rev. Allen H. Castle, 84, of Columbus, OH formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday afternoon March 22, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was  in the Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born March 27, 1872, in Johnson County, a son of the late Emory and Elizabeth Hickman Castle. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had been in Columbus for the past 12 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillie Estep Castle; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraley of Paintsville and Mrs. Bertha Mae Cordle of Mansfield, OH, three sons, Columbus Castle of Columbus, Homer Castle of Marion, OH and Dean Castle of Mansfield and a brother Ambrosia Castle of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1967 (Note: Per social security death records he was born in 1882 not 1872)

 

COPLEY, Zella (Lambert)

1884-1867

Mrs. Zella Lambert Copley, 82, of Buchanan, KY, who died Tuesday night, March 14, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery following funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Cecil Wells officiating. Born December 4, 1884, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter  of the late Henry and Samantha Fannin Lambert. She was a member of the Buchanan Methodist Chapel and a lifelong resident of the Buchanan section. Survivors include the husband, the Rev. Ira Copley; two sons, Delbert Copley of Louisa and the Rev. Charlie Copley of Catlettsburg, route 1, three daughters, Mrs. Madaline Bellomy and Mrs. Mary Vipperman of Buchanan and Mrs. Grace Campbell of Jacksonville, FL; four brothers, William and Lindsey Lambert both of Catlettsburg, route 1, Ike Lambert of Ceredo, WV, and J. Lambert of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth French and Mrs. Florence Caldwell of Catlettsburg, Route 1; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

CORDLE, Jeanette (Cordle)

1888-1967

Mrs. Jeanette Cordle, 78, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Jesse Edgar Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. She was born November 14, 1888, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Hugh and Ellie Adams Cordle. Her husband, James Cordle, died in 1958. She was a member of the Untied Baptist Church for 62 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alsie Hall of Blaine and Mrs. Walter Grimm of Louisa; two brothers, Jesse Cordle of Columbus and Winfred Cordle of Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Happy Perry and Mrs. Carrie Steele of Columbus, Mrs. Oney Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Martha Moore of Adams, KY; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

CORDLE, Walter L.

1882-1967

Walter L. Cordle, 84, of Ashland, Route 2, who died Monday at 9 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Patton, Ashland, Route 2, after an extended illness, was buried in the Cordle Cemetery in Lawrence County, following funeral services Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Brushy United Baptist Church in Blaine with Elder Jarrett Cordle and Elder Jesse Cordle officiating. He was born December 3, 1882, in Lawrence County, a son of the lae Enoch and Sarah Ellen Ross Cordle. A retired farmer, he was a life-long resident of Lawrence and Boyd Counties and a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Also surviving are four sons, Dewey Cordle of Adams, Hugh Cordle of Rush, Nelson E. Cordle of Dallas, PA and Enoch Cordle of Ashland, Route 2, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, Big Sandy News, March 30, 1967

 

DONNELLY, Esta (Kitchen)

1901-1967

Mrs. Esta Donnelly, 65, a native of Lawrence County, died at her home in Logan County, WV. She was born September 9, 1901, a daughter of the late Henon and Martha Carter Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the St. Edmonis Catholic Church at Man. The body was at McNeely Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

EDWARDS, Paul

1919-1967

Paul Edwards, 48, of Cleveland, a native of Mingo County, WV, and former resident of Fort Gay, died unexpectedly Friday in Cleveland of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova. Burial was in the Beckley Cemetery near Prichard, WV. A foreman for Steel Improvements & Forge Co., in Cleveland, he was born January 27, 1919, at Chattaroy, a son of the late George and Georgie Sparks Edwards and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virginia Beckley Edwards, formerly of Prichard, two daughters, Mrs. Nell Taylor of Warsaw, IN, and Miss Brenda Edwards of Columbus; four brothers, George E. Edwards of Fort Gay, Gene Edwards of Akron, OH, Robert Edwards of Roanoke, VA and Laurence Edwards of Belmont, NY and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

FERGUSON, Mary ( Frasher)

1872-1967

Mrs. Mary Ferguson, 94, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Thursday, at the home of a grandson, Menuard Frazier of Fort Gay, Route 2. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay route 2, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery on Route 1. She was born July 15, 1872, on Route 1, a daughter of the late Owen and Mary Frasher. Her husband, John Ferguson died about 20 years ago. Other survivors include two sons, Owen Frazier of Fort Gay Route 2, and Walter Lee Ferguson, 8 other grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. The body was taken to the Menuard Frazier home form the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1967

 

HILLMAN, Robert Lee

1891-1967

Robert Lee Hillman, Sr., 75, of Webbville, died Saturday afternoon at his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 16, 1891, at Sandy Hook, KY, son of the late James and Alice Gray Hillman. He was a retired farmer, veteran of World War I, and a member of the Myrtle Chapel Free Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are the widow, Mfrs. Doshia Hammond Hillman; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Carter of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Floyd McGlone of Pickerington, OH; two sons, Donald G. Hillman of Louisa and Robert L. Hillman, Jr., of Mount Sterling, OH; two sisters,  Mrs. Tony Webb and Mrs. Ballard Kitchen both of Webbville; a brother, Charles Hillman of Webbville; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, to the residence, Sunday. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1967

 

HOLT, Lana Darlene

1953-1967

Lana Darlene Holt, 14 year old daughter of Clyde and Elwanda Andrews Holt of Fort Gay died Saturday at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was born February 20, 1953, in Louisa, and was a seventh grade pupil at Fort Gay High School. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Saltpetre Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, Columbus, OH, Miss Cindy Gale Holt, at home; two brothers, Clyde Edward Holt, Jr., and Randy Holt, both at home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lovie Andrews, Buckhannon, WV; her paternal grandfather, Mike Holt of Fort Gay. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

KELLEY, Merida

1878-1967

Merida Kelley, 88, of Blaine, died Monday at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Old Blaine United Baptist Church with the Rev. J. T. Bailey and Rev. Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Kelley cemetery at Martha, KY. He was born November 24, 1878, in Johnson County, a son of the late Peter and Cynthia Seagraves Kelley. His wife, Susie Rigsby Kelley, died in 1959. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church for 51 years. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Emory Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Thomas Ferguson of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Grady Holbrook of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Garrett Pelfrey and Mrs. Lawrence Collier of Martha, KY; six sons, Virgil, Cassie, Hurston, and Victor Kelley of Martha, Arbie Kelley of Blaine and Hershel Kelley of Tomahawk, KY, a sister, Mrs. Phene Kelley of Flat Gap, KY; a brother, Lon Kelley of Portsmouth, OH; 42 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. The body was taken to the home at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

LYCAN, Morris L.

1916-1967

Morris L. Lycan, 50, of Rittman, OH, died Friday at noon in a Rittman hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church in Wayne County with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in a Prichard Cemetery. An employee of the Rittman Box-Board Co. for the past 17 years, he was born June 12, 1916, on Fort Gay Route 1, a son of Mrs. Louarty Wilson Lycan of Fort Gay and the late Consie Lycan, Sr. He was a member of the Rittman Lodge, F & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Frances Haeberlin Lycan; two brothers, Consie Lyan, Jr., of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Clarence Lycan of Huntington; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys King of Oriskany, VA, Mrs. Ruth Hatten of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Lucille Hatten and Mrs. Leta Hatten of Rittman and Mrs. Elizabeth Collinsworth of Vandalia, OH. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1967

 

MCBRAYER, Jasper Minton

1894-1967

Jasper Minton McBrayer, 72, of Washington C. H., OH, died of a heart attack early Monday evening, February 27, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Fay Pendergraft, where he had made his home for the past year. Born March 14, 1894, at Willard, KY, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Della Wheeler McBrayer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 2, from the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Bogard and Rev. Delbert Harper officiating. Mr. McBrayer was a retired farmer. His wife, Nolda Johnson McBrayer, preceded him in death 18 years ago. He was a member of the Paint Street Christian Church in Washington, C. H. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Pendergraft, include another daughter, Mrs. Clara Shackleford, Baltimore, MD; a son, Ova E. McBrayer of Springfield, OH; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Jackson, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Carrie Skaggs and Mrs. Beulah Flemming, both of Columbus, Mrs. Essie Brooks, Canton, OH, Mrs. Tressie Hay, Louisa, Mrs. Rosalie McGohan of Willmette, IL, two brothers, George McBrayer of Plain City, OH and James McBrayer of Taylor, MI. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1967

 

MOORE, Lucille (Dobbins)

1904-1967

Mrs. Lucille Moore, 63, of Louisa, Route 2, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery on Route 2. Born February 11, 1904, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Lizzie Jane Pierce Dobbins. She was the widow of George Moore. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ed Childers of Michigan City, IN, and the Misses Juanita, Dorothy and Hester Moore of Louisa; a son, Willard Moore of Michigan City; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Daniels of Louisa Route 3, Mrs. Tom Crawford of Matewan, WV and Mrs. Lyss Loney of Monroe, MI; a brother Garland Dobbins of Radnor, WV and 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1967

 

NIX, Terry Eugene

Terry Eugene Nix, 9 year old son of Harry and Lorena Dowden Nix, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Fred Little officiating. Burial was in the Robinson cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents include two sisters, Linda and Kandi Nix at home; two brothers, Kelly Bob and Harry Jr., at home; the paternal grandfather, John Nix of Atlanta, GA and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Dowden of Route 1 Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1967

 

PATTON, Charley

1881-1967

Charley Patton, 85, of Fallsburg, father of Louisa Postmaster W. A. Patton, died February 9, in an Ashland nursing home. He was born April 18, 1881, at Rousseau, KY, in Breathitt County, a son of Thomas and Arminia Houndshell Patton. He was a retired Station Foreman for Ashland Oil at Fallsburg and had worked 20 years for the Cumberland Pipe Line Company, which was purchased by Ashland Oil about 1931. Mr. Patton had been a resident of Lawrence County for 50 years, having lived at Busseyville and just outside Louisa before moving to Fallsburg in 1931. His best liked hobbies were hunting and fishing, to which he gave a lot of time and thought. Other survivors are, his wife, Cora Patrick Patton, of Fallsburg, two daughters, Mrs. Erma Thompson, Morehead, Miss Waleta Patton of Fallsburg, three other sons, Ward of Huntington, WV, Hager of Wichita, KS and John B. of Mt. Sterling, KY; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. February 12 at the Louisa Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver Patton of Seymour, IN, Camden Patton of Ashland, Dexter Patton of Royalton, Dennis Patton of Mt. Sterling, Kash Arnett of Paintsville, Harry Arnett and Clyde Salyers of Royalton, and Clinton Arnett of Salyersville, all nephews of the deceased. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1967

 

THOMPSON, Cella Jane (Hayton)

1904-1967

Cella Jane Thompson, 62, of Stockdale, OH, a native of Louisa, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, after an extended illness. Born in Louisa March 25, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Epperson and Estella Cere Hayton. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Hayton family cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Winfield Scott Thompson, two brothers, George Milt Hayton and James Garfield Hayton, both of Columbus, OH; five stepsons, Clarence, Charles, Lonnie, James H. and H. B. Thompson, all of Ashland, five stepdaughters, Mrs. Elmer Stevens, of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Holbrook, and Mrs. Garfield Scarberry both of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. Ira Preston, of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1967

 

YOUNG, Bascom

1888-1967

Bascom (Slick) Young, 78, of Louisa, died Saturday at his home. He was born December 29, 1888, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Mary Sparks Young. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harry Riffe, Ashland, and a brother Henry Young, Louisa. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lawrence County cemetery on Route 1, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1967

 

YOUNG, Infant

1967-1967

Infant Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Young of Webbville, KY died Saturday in an Ashland hospital, one day after birth. Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Memory Gardens at Grayson, KY. Survivors in addition to the parents include four sisters, one brother, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Morton Young of Webbville and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bess Adams of Grayson. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1967

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BANFIELD, Frank

1919-1967

Frank Banfield, Jr., 47, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died suddenly March 23. He was born August 24, 1919, a son of Mrs. Frank Banfield of Fort Gay and the late Mr. Banfield. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 27, at 1 p.m. from the J. A. DeSantis Funeral Home, Detroit, with the Rev. Edgar J. Roberts officiating. Burial was made in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Survivors, other than the mother, include the widow, Mildred Banfield, 8 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth  Dingus of Fort Gay, Mrs. James Hensley, Mrs. Robert Waldrup, Mrs. Cleo Moore, Daisy, Louise, Nellie and Deborah Banfield, all of Detroit; five sons, James, Charles, Glenn, Michael, and Brett Banfield, all of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Fred Bates of Fort Gay; a brother, Ora Banfield of Columbus, OH and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

CONLEY, James Edward

1883-1967

James Edward Conley, 83, of Route 2, Louisa, died Thursday, April 20, at his home. He was born November 27, 1883, at Louisa, a son of the late James and Nannie Stansbury Conley. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are three sons, Rufus, Dover, and Harold Conley, all of Adrian, MI; five daughters, Mrs. Pete Jonas and Mrs. Waetha Cordle of Newport, MI, Mrs. Charles Reece of Fort Wayne, IN, Mrs. Edward Wreath of Adrian and Mrs. James Booth of Pontiac, MI and one sister, Mrs. Andy Shannon of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1967

 

EDWARDS, Ella (Howard)

1903-1967

Mrs. Ella Edwards, 64, of Covington, IN, formerly of Ulysses, died Thursday, April 6, in Covington. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at George Cemetery at Ulysses with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Oma Wiley Howard. Surviving are the husband, Arlie Edwards, and several children. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1967

 

FARLEY, Virginia Lee (Smith)

1886-1967

Mrs. Virginia Lee Farley, 81, of 1013 Woodland Street, Flatwoods, KY, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at her home. Mrs. Farley, a great-great granddaughter of Jennie Wiley and a descendent of Alden Williamson, noted early residents of Virginia and Kentucky, was born March 13, 1886, in Pike County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Wiley and Mary Canada Smith. She formerly resided in Louisa. Her husband, Eli Farley, died in 1955. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Carman Funeral Home, Russell, with the Rev.  Louis Ader officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl I. Roadcup, with whom she resided and Mrs. Helen Farley Thompson of Kenova; one sister, Mrs. Marinda Miller of Ironton; one granddaughter, and two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Big Sandy News, April 27, 1967

 

FRAZIER, Clifford H.

1916-1967

Clifford H. Frazier, 50, of Route 5, Louisa, passed away Tuesday at Veterans Hospital, Huntington, after an illness of three weeks. He was born at Clifford, KY, September 23, 1916, a son of the late Fred and Wilda Prichard Frazier. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery on Maynard Branch. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Corinne Kirk of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Grace Bartlett, and Mrs. Grant Maynard of Route 5, Louisa, one brother, Fred See Frazier, of Miami Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, April 27,1 967

 

GRAHAM, Dewey (Sparks)

1899-1867

Mrs. Dewey Sparks Graham, 67, of Akron, OH formerly of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, March 28, in Akron. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home here with the Rev. J. C. Hager, Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery on Morgans Creek. She was born August 28, 1899, a daughter of the late Cobe and Martha Chaffin Sparks. Survivors include the husband, Frank Graham of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. George Thomas of Akron; two sisters, Miss Rosa Sparks and Mrs. Flora Williams of Louisa; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

HALL, Minnie (Johnson)

1882-1967

Mrs. Minnie Hall, 85, of Louisa, died Sunday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. She was born January 21, 1882, in Johnson County, KY a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Johnson. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Wylie Hall died in 1938. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Alley of Route 1, Louisa, a son, Marcus Hall of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Banfield of Fort Gay, and a brother, Butler Johnson of South Williamson, KY, three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1967

 

MCINTRYE, Lucille (Maddy)

1918-1967

Mrs. Lucille Maddy Allen Gallaher McIntrye, 48, of Detroit, died Wednesday, March 29, in a Detroit hospital following surgery. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Twin Fork Nazarene Church on Catletts Creek Road with the Rev. Walter Maynard officiating. Burial followed in the Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence County. She was born June 20, 1918, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Hubert Maddy of Louisa and the late Ada Poe Maddy. Survivors include the husband, William McIntyre; two sons, James M. Allen of Catlettsburg and Paul A. Gallaher of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Janet Dameron of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Louise Wheeler of Ashland; one brother, David Maddy of Detroit and 10 grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

MILLER, Bessie (Seagraves)

1891-1967

Mrs. Bessie Seagraves Miller, 75, a former Ashland resident, died Friday March 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Vass of Alma, MI. born at Blaine, KY, April 25, 1891, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Meredith and Luanne Holbrook Seagraves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Miller, in 1961. She resided in Ashland from 1923 to last November when she moved to Michigan to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Miller was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Additional survivors include another daughter, Mrs. J. M. Lyons of Lexington and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

OSBORNE, A. W.

Mr. A. W. Osborne, age 88, of the Old Masons Home, Shelbyville, KY died at about 6 p.m. Sunday, April 16, after a short illness. Born in Lawrence County, where he lived most of his life and taught school for 47 years, he was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arlie W. Smith of Danville, KY and Mrs. Seth Filkerson, of Swan???, NC. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Stith Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Max Stitts, pastor of the First Baptist church in charge. Burial followed in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville. Attending from Louisa were in laws, Dewey Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Moore. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1967

 

RAMEY, Roscoe C.

1896-1967

Roscoe C. Ramey, 81, a Lawrence County resident died Tuesday night, March 28, in an Ashland hospital following six weeks illness. Born February 15, 1896, at Fallsburg, he was a son of the late T. J. and Mary Lou Fogleman Ramey and was a retired railroad employee. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Maggie Hutchinson, of Star Route, Louisa, four nephews and 25 nieces. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

RAMEY, Tammy Gayle

1966-1967

Tammy Gayle Ramey, four month old daughter of Charles and Donna Hipps Ramey of Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday, April 16, at the home after a short illness. She was born November 20, 1966 at Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 20, 1 p.m. at the grandparents’ home on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery, near Fort Gay. Other survivors include a brother, Charles Ramey, at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramey of Fort Gay, route 2, and the maternal grandparents, Clark Hipps of Hurley, VA and Mrs. Mildred Bowen of Fort Lauderdale. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1967

 

ROBINETTE, Flora Olive (Wellman)

1877-1967

Mrs. Flora Olive Wellman Robinette, 90, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital, following an illness of two weeks. She was born April 19, 1877 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Morris and Nancy Jane Sisson Wellman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church, Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Her husband, Alex Robinette, died in 1932. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alma Waller, Mrs. Nannie Skeens, and Mrs. Ruth Wellman, all of Fort Gay; four sons, M. J. Robinette, of Wayne, WV, Virgil Robinette of Fort Gay and C. C. Robinette of Rittman, OH and Loren Robinette of Franklin, ID; 29 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1967

 

SMITH, D. M.

1872-1967

D. M. Smith, 94, of Louisa, Route 4, who died Thursday night in a Louisa hospital was buried in the Smith family cemetery near Louisa, following funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Bruce Cooksey officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. Born July 28, 1872, at Tuscola, KY, he was a son of the late James and Martha Baker Smith. His wife, Mrs. Anna Roberts Smith, died in 1945. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams and Mrs. Ruby Holbrook of Louisa; six sons, Jay Smith of Louisa, Fred Smith of Ashland, Bert Smith of Fallsburg, and Ted, Ed, and Randall Smith of Louisa, Route 4, and 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 27,1967

 

THOMPSON, Jeanie (Cordle)

1882-1967

Mrs. Jeanie Cordle Thompson, 85, formerly of Cordell and Louisa, died recently in Columbus, OH. She was born January 5, 1882, the daughter of the late Jerry and Hannah Cordle. She had been a member of the Brushy United Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, James H. Thompson, was a former county school superintendent and State representative. She was retired from the Julian Kokenge Company. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Marie Markham of St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Myra Spears and Mrs. Virginia Carp, of Columbus; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, J. J. Cordle of Blaine and Arthur Cordle of Alton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Holbrook of Baltimore, OH. The body was at the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home, Columbus, where services were held, with the Rev. Paul J. Thompson officiating. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1967

 

VANHOOSE, Frew Stewart

1883-1967

Frew Stewart (F. S. ) VanHoose, 83, of Main Street, Paintsville, KY, the president and general manager of VanHoose Lumber Co. in Louisa, Prestonsburg, and Paintsville, died Thursday morning at his home after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Third Street Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. L. E. Coliver and Rev. Ted Green officiating with music by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. He was born September 1, 1883, at Tutor Key, KY, a son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Dixon VanHoose. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the International Order of Odd Fellows, and was a minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Craft, who resided with him; two brothers, Byron and Clyde VanHoose, of Paintsville, a half- brother, Bert VanHoose of Tutor Key, a half-sister, Mrs. Gladys Burchett of Stambaugh, KY, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. The deceased was an uncle of County Judge Edgar W. VanHoose of Louisa. A son, Howard VanHoose, was killed on the last day of action in World War II. The body was taken to the home on Main Street Friday from the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1967

 

WEBB, Claudia Lucille (Pennington)

1923-1967

Mrs. Claudia Lucille Pennington Webb, 44, of Route 1, Brighton, OH, passed away Friday, April 7, at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born February 5, 1923, at Yatesville, KY, daughter of the late Dennis and Goldia Pennington. She was a granddaughter of the late Mrs. Antha Goins also of Yatesville. She was married to James Mason Webb, who survives, July 23, 1942. Other survivors include four sons, James Mason Webb, Jr., of Elyria, OH, Paul Wayne, U. S. Air Force, Carl Dean and Michael Howard at home; two grandchildren, Dawn and Jeffrey Webb; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Kitchen, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Edna LaFong, Troy OH; 3 brothers, James Elmer Pennington of Louisa, Raymond Pennington of Dayton, OH, and Harold W. Pennington also of Dayton; one half-brother, Philip Cole Riley of Columbus; another brother, George Sanford preceded her in death March 19,1 958. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 9, from the Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, OH, with the Rev. Sam Terry officiating. Interment was made in LaGrange Memorial Cemetery, LaGrange, OH. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1967

 

WELLMAN, Ben Graham

1915-1967

Ben Graham Wellman, 51, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Huntington and Fort Gay, who died Tuesday, March 28, in a Sacramento hospital, was buried in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Huntington, WV following funeral services Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Chapman’s Mortuary. A civilian employee of the federal government at McClellan Air Force Base, he was born December 20, 1915, at Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Dovie Graham Wellman of Fort Gay and the late Hiram Wellman. A veteran of World War II, he had lived in Sacramento for 12 years. Survivors in addition to the mother, include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bandy Wellman, a son, Sidney Wellman, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Hodge of Kenova and Mrs. Lewis E. Vinson of North Highlands, CA and three brothers, Claude and Hiram Wellman of Huntington and Master Sergeant Charles T. Wellman of El Paso, TX. Another son, Jimmy “Butch” Wellman died three years ago. Mrs. Joe George of Louisa attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1967

 

YORK, Cora Jane (Roberts)

1894-1967

Mrs. Cora Jane York, 72, of Louisa, Route 2, died Friday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Smith Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born May 18, 1894, in Carter County, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Ida McComas Roberts of Ashland and the late John Il. Roberts. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Additional survivors include her husband, Mont York; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey of Logan, WV, Mrs. John C. Wright of Switzer, WV, Mrs. Frank Sammons of Pataskala, OH and Mrs. Harlan Sammons of Gahanna, OH; three sons, Charles G. York of Long Beach, Ca, Mont Earle York of Anaheim, CA and James C. York of Tacoma, WA; two brothers, Winfield S. Roberts of Long Beach, CA and Samuel Roberts of Ashland, 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1967

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ADAMS, Julia (Lowe)

1891-1967

Mrs. Julia Lowe Adams, 76, of Louisa Route 1, died Thursday, May 18, at her home. She was born June 1891, in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Valentine and Victoria McGuire Lowe. She was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred Adams, four daughters, Mrs. Victoria Moore of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. Nannie Hamilton of McDowell, KY, Mrs. Mae Lawson of Aurora, OH, and Mrs. Virginia Conley of Martin, KY; two sons, John Adams of High Hat, KY and Fred J. Adams of Folly Beach, SC; one sister, Mrs. Emma Ratliff of Pikeville, KY and 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the residence of John Adams of High Hat, KY. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

BURCHETT, Harry

1907-1967

Harry Burchett, 69, of Louisa, route 3, died Wednesday morning April 26, in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel on Route 3, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. He was born March 3, 1907, at Yatesville, a son of the late Mart and Jessie Carter Burchett. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Thompson Burchett; two sons, James Clifford Burchett of Louisa, Route 3 and Paul Milton Burchett of Raven, VA; a sister, Mrs. Gypsy Bradley of Louisa Star Route; two brothers, Riley Burchett of Akron, OH, and Paul Burchett of Louisa Star Route and a grandchild. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1967

 

CHILDERS, Calista (Maynard)

1886-1967

Mrs. Calista Maynard Childers, 90, of 1427 Hoods Creek, Ashland, died Sunday at 5:35 p.m. at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an illness of one month. She was a former resident of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born August 6, 1876, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Tom and Jane Fitzpatrick Maynard. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Don C. Childers and Bert Childers of Catlettsburg and O. H. Childers of Ashland; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; three brothers, John F. Maynard of Richardson, Allen Maynard of Columbus, OH and Drew Maynard of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1967

 

CHILDERS, Dixie (Compton)

1896-1967

Mrs. Dixie Compton Childers, 70, of Louisa, Route 5, died Tuesday morning May 16, in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. John Williams and Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born June 3, 1896, on Louisa Route 1, a daughter of the late Harry and Rose Workman Compton, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Arnold Childers, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lyons, Lucasville, OH, three sons, Arnold Childers, Jr., of Kenova, Clyde E. Childers, of Charleston, and Billy Earl Childers of Tallahassee, FL; a brother, W. D. Compton of Louisa, Route 3, four sisters, Mrs. G. T. Altizer of East Point, GA, Mrs. Kern Caudill and Mrs. Gilbert Pope of Williamson, and Mrs. Charles Gunn of Tallahassee, FL. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

CLAYTON, Walter Staunton

1901-1967

Walter Staunton Clayton, 66, of Louisa, KY, Norfolk & Western Railway station agent at Matewan, WV was born dead in his bed at Matewan Sunday morning, apparently having died in his sleep. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Hibshman officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. He was born February 3, 1901, in Louisa, a son of the late Judge James and Willmittie Vaughan Clayton. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Witten Clayton; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Humphrey of Ashland, two sons, Charles M. Clayton of New Zealand and Walter C. Clayton, Jr. of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Don Cummings of Pikeville, KY, a brother, Dr. Milton Clayton, a Washington physician and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

COOK, Martha Jane (Buchanan)

1877-1967

Mrs. Martha Jane Cook, 90, of Louisa Route 1, died Tuesday afternoon, May 16, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of several years. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Presbyterian Church at Phelps, KY, with the Rev. Furrow DeWitt officiating. Burial was in the Dotson Cemetery at Coleman, KY. She was born April 26, 1877, at Blue Ridge, GA, a daughter of the late Milus and Ann Pitman Buchanan. Her husband, D. E. Cook, died in 1959. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Charles of Louisa, Route 1, and several grandchildren. The body was taken from Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, to the Phelps Funeral Home at Phelps. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

CYRUS, Pearl (Boggs)

1909-1967

Mrs. Pearl Boggs Cyrus, 58, of Route 3, Louisa, died in a Lexington hospital at 3:40 p.m. Friday following an extended illness. Born July 18, 1909, at Blaine, she was a daughter of Mrs. Nola Boggs, Louisa, and the late Rev. William Simpson Boggs. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Smokey Valley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. The deceased had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for the past 26 years. Surviving in addition to the mother, are the husband, Jeff Cyrus, two daughters, Mrs. Bill Davis, Jr., of Route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Don Wellman of Middletown, PA; four sons, Billy Joe Cyrus of Route 3, Louisa, Bob Cyrus of South Shore, Jack Cyrus of Flatwoods, and Lowell Scott Cyrus of Route 1, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Louisa, three brothers, Russell Boggs of Beckley, WV, Lowell and Edgar Boggs both of Louisa and 10 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1967

 

FERGUSON, Joel Martin

1896-1967

Joel Martin Ferguson, 70, of Fort Gay, Route 1, who was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Thursday, April 27, after an apparent heart attack, was buried in the Ferguson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1, following funeral services at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. He was born November 28, 1896, on Fort Gay, Route 1, a son of the late Albert and Nancy Cyrus Ferguson. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Hayton and Mrs. Josephine Smith and two brothers, Bramel and John B. Ferguson all of Fort Gay, Route 1. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1967

 

GARTIN, Claude

1913-1967

Claude Gartin, 53, Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, May 16, at the home of his parents, Charles and Polly Weaver Gartin, after an illness of about 9 months. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the home, with burial in the family cemetery at Blaine. He was born November 15, 1913, in Lawrence County. Other survivors include 7 children, all of Columbus, three brothers, Fred and Howard Gartin of Columbus, and Charles Gartin, Jr. of Martha and two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Webb of Columbus and Mrs. Stella Mullins of Nashville, TN. The body was taken to the home Friday afternoon from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

GRUNDEN, Grace (Cassity)

1910-1967

Mrs. Grace Cassity Grunden, 57, sister, of Mrs. David Morris of Louisa, died at her home in Chicago, IL, May 11. Although she had been in ill health for a number of years, her death came unexpectedly. Born April 23, 1910 in Morehead, KY, she was the daughter of the late S. S. Cassity and Mary Belle Webb Cassity. She was a member of the Morehead Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated a business known as “Grace’s Country Store” in Chicago. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Frank Grunden, and Mrs. Morris, are two half-sisters and a half-brother in Mt. Sterling, KY, a niece and a nephew in Chicago. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of Roland Home for Funerals. Burial was in a cemetery in North Chicago. Mrs. Grunden has several friends in Louisa and the surrounding communities who will be saddened by the knowledge of her death. She and her husband have been spending their vacations here with the Morris family for the past four or five years and were planning on coming again this summer. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

HYLTON, Mary Burton (Thompson)

1896-1967

Mrs. Mary Burton Hylton, 71, of Louisa, Route 3, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Dry Ridge Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams, KY. She was born May 13, 1896, at Ellen, KY, a daughter of the late David and Martha Ball Thompson. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Richard Hylton; 3 daughters, Mrs. R.T. Quisenberry of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Claude Quisenberry of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Herman Moore, of Adams, KY; 5 sons, Homer J. Hylton of Urbana, OH, Lester Ray Hylton of Grove City, OH, Bennie D. Hylton of Brice, OH, Willie Dean Hylton, of Blaine, OH, and Joe Willis Hylton of Route 3, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Zora Carter of Adams and Mrs. Dixie McKinster, of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Ora Thompson of Adams and Jay Thompson of Ashland and 28 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy Services, May 25, 1967

 

ISON, Arizona Lee (Webb)

1894-1967

Mrs. Arizona Lee Ison, 72, 336 South East St., Hillsboro, OH, died suddenly Wednesday, May 10 at 4:20 a.m. shortly after being admitted to Highland District Hospital. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, September 15, 1894, the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy McDavid Webb. She is survived by her husband, William L. Ison, four daughters, Mrs. Steve Sonner, Route 7, Mrs. William McCune, Hillsboro, Route 3, Mrs. Norman Boval, Kettering, OH, and Mrs. Richard Wardlow, Hillsboro, route 7; one son, Lt. Col. Glenn Ison, Augsburg, Germany, 2 brothers, John and Lindsey Webb, both of Webbville, KY; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, including Clinton C. Ison, who was killed June 8, 1944, at Fort Benning, GA, while serving in the paratroopers. As a result Mrs. Ison became a Gold Star Mother and was active in that organization. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. from the Hope Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Andrew Tucker officiating, and burial was in Hillsboro Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

LESTER, Muss Newton

1895-1967

Muss Newton Lester, 71, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born October 8, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late Paris P. and Zenobia Bloss Lester. Mr. Lester was a member of Wayne Lodge 18, F & AM and of Order of Eastern Star 156. He was a retired employee of Polan Industries in Huntington, was formerly employed by United Fuel Gas Co., and was a former Wayne County deputy sheriff. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Gussie Lester, at home and Mrs. Harold Fluty of Fort Gay; two sons, Rev. Lester of Wathena, KS, and Orba Lester of Route 1, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. A. F. Caniff of Kitts Hill, OH and Mrs. Curtis Chadwick of Wayne; a brother, Garrett Lester of Silver Springs, MD and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery Route 1, Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1967

 

MAYNARD, Lum

1894-1967

Lum Maynard, 72, of Job, KY, died Wednesday morning, April 26, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Lick Branch United Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and Rev. Brumley Marcum officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery there. He was born November 29, 1894, at Job, a son of the late Jerry and Trendill Fannin Maynard. He was owner and operator of a grocery store at Job. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rosa Hickman Maynard; two sons, Everett Maynard of Job, and Homer Maynard of Hillsboro, WV, four daughters, Mrs. Violet Bowen of Inez, and Mrs. Annie Fitch, Mrs. Opal Spense, and Mrs. Irene Harris of Job; five brothers, Jerry and Millard Maynard of Chattaroy, WV and William, Monroe, and Roosevelt Maynard of Job; four sisters, Mrs. Trendille Moore, Mrs. Tybetha Moore, and Mrs. Mary Bowen of Inez, and Mrs. Julia Fletcher of Calf Creek, KY; 32 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1967

 

MOORE, William G.

1921-1967

William G. (Bud) Moore, 45, of Chapman, died at 7 p.m. Friday in an Ashland hospital after a 14 month illness. Born August 1, 1921, in Chapman, he was a son of Noah Moore of Chapman and the late Minnie Scarberry Moore. Mr. Moore had been employed for 12 years in Columbus, OH, as a plumber. He was a member of the Holiness Church. Surviving, in addition to the father, are the stepmother, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Watts of Route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Floyd Hardin of Route 1, Louisa, and a brother, Harm Moore of Richardson. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Gallup Cemetery. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence of a sister, Mrs. Watts. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1967

 

PERRY, Amy Lynn

1965-1967

Amy Lynn Perry, 2 year old daughter of Joseph Dale and Lottie Ann Perry of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday afternoon May 15, in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Other survivors include 3 sisters, Nancy, Paula, and Tina Perry, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wellman of Huntington, Mrs. Violet Perry of Fort Gay and Fred Perry Rittman, OH. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

 

PRICE, Frank K.

1876-1967

Frank K. Price, 90 of Fort Gay, WV, Route 1, died Wednesday night May 10, in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from Spruce Lick Baptist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Charles Hall officiating.  Burial was in the Trent Cemetery on Fort Gay Rte. L. He was born June 22, 1876, in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late Jesse and Jane Franklin Price.  He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway shops at Williamson and a member of the Baptist Church.  His wife, Mary Price, died in 1949. Survivors include two sons, Jesse Price of Ft. Gay Rte. 1, and William Price of West Jefferson, OH; a sister, Mrs. Josie Chambers of Williamson; 13 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18,1967

 

RICE, Kathryn

1893-1967

Miss Kathryn Rice, 73, of Swamp Branch, KY, died Tuesday morning, April 25, in a Huntington hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Rice family cemetery. She was born Sept. 9, 1893, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Sherman and Emma Price Rice. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Oscar Rice of Louisa, Mrs. Myrtle Fidler, of Swamp Branch, Mrs. J. L. Wilkins of Mount Hope, WV, Mrs. Maurice Backer and Mrs. Wallis Bailey of Lexington, and Mrs. Walter H. Meek of Paintsville and a brother, Sherman Rice, Jr., of Swam Branch. The body was taken to the home from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1967

 

STANBURY, Geneva (Blankenship)

1913-1967

Mrs. Geneva Blankenship Stanbury, 53, of Cincinnati, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 16, in a Cincinnati hospital. She was born June 14, 1913, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Raish and Inez Blankenship. Survivors include the husband, Jack Stanbury; four sisters, Mrs. William Potter and Mrs. Lucille Maynard of Greenup, Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Mrs. Herbert Myers of Louisa; two brothers, Raish Blankenship, Jr. and William Blankenship of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted in Cincinnati. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday and graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1967

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BOWEN, Jerry

1915-1967

Jerry Bowen, 51, of Crum, died Thursday in a Williamson, WV hospital. He was born June 29, 1915, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ambrose and Georgia Salmons Bowen. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include three sons, Jerry, Dale, and Jackie Bowen of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Linda F. and Patricia A. of Columbus; four brothers, Less Bowen, Clifford, KY, Ben and Tom Bowen of DeQueen, Ark. and George Bowen of Nolan, WV and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hatfield and Mrs. Frances Copley of Crum and Mrs. Ella Salmons of Clifford. The body was at Ball Funeral Home in Williamson. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1967

 

BURCHETT, Jay Calvin

1915-1967

Jay Calvin Burchett, 52, of Louisa route 3, died Wednesday, June 21, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Amon Diamond officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. He was born April 20, 1915, at Louisa, son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Combs Burchett. He was a coal miner at Holden, WV, and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vonnie Sias Burchett; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Hite and Mrs. Delbert Perdue of Huntington,a nd Miss Deanna Lynn Burchett, at home; two sons, James Calvin and Jerry Clinton Burchett, at home; a sister, Mrs. George Newsome, of Louisa and a brother, Damer Burchett of Holden. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1967

 

COCHRAN, Virginia (Thompson)

1887-1967

Mrs. Virginia (Jenny) Cochran, 79, of Louisa, route 1, died Friday morning May 26, in a Paintsville nursing home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Moore Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Cochran family cemetery. She was born September 18, 1887, on Louisa, route 1, a daughter of the late Napoleon and Kate Patrick Thompson. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Marion Cochran; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Ragland of Louisville; a son, Henry Cochran of Louisa, Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Willie York of Louisa and Mrs. Sally Mullins of Drift, KY; three half-brothers, Bill and Sampson Fugitt of Louisa route 1 and Shirley Cochran of Betsy Layne, KY, a grandchild and two great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

COLLINS, Alex

1910-1967

Alex Collins, 56, Ashland, died Wednesday, June 7, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Born July 1910 in Boyd county, he was a son of John W. Collins of Wellston, OH, and the late Alice Martin Collins. He was an engineer for the Chesapeake, and Ohio Railway and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the C & O Veteran Association. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Copley Collins, three sisters, Mrs. Hobart Skeens of Louisa, Mrs. Dewey Wallace of Wellston, and Mrs. Alan Bryant of Palestine, TX and two brothers, Henry Collins of Wellston and George Collins of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1967

 

CYRUS, Al B.

1910-1967

Al B. Cyrus, 57, of Allegan, MI, formerly of Louisa, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his home following a heart attack. He was born May 5, 1910 in Louisa, a son of the late Mrs. Grace Vernon and Richard Cyrus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Gordens Funeral Home and burial was made in the Allegan Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Hilda McIntyre Cyrus, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Marie Sells, of Florida and Miss Laura Jeanne Cyrus at home; one son, James M. Cyrus of Allegan; two sisters, Mrs. Buell Lyon of Louisa, and Mrs. John Butler of Phoenix, AZ and one brother, Jim Cyrus of Louisa. He was an active member of the Christian Church in Allegan. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Buell Lyon, Jim Cyrus and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Marcum. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1967

 

DEMPSEY, Mary Jane (Watterson)

1891-1967

Mrs. Mary Jane Dempsey, 75, of Louisa, formerly of Ashland, died Monday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Golden Methodist Church at Inez with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in Dempsey Cemetery at Warfield, KY. She was born July 31, 1891, in Gallup, KY, daughter of the late James Anderson and Julia Chapman Watterson. She operated the Dempsey Nursing Home here for 8 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church at Inez. Her husband, L. A. (Buck) Dempsey, died in 1944. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Garnett Bonda of Louisa, Mrs. Clifford Collins and Mrs. James Borders of Ashland, two sons, Claude E. Dempsey of Midland, MI and Jack Leon Dempsey, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Merman Ward and Mrs. Elizabeth Newberry of Inez, and Mrs. Julia Watterson of Bethesda, MD; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1967

 

FERGUSON, Leslie Crockett

1904-1967

Leslie Crockett Ferguson, 63, of Fallsburg, owner and operator of the Ferguson Grocery & Landscape Co., there, died Sunday at 2:25 p.m. as the result of a heart attack suffered while driving his car at Trinity in Lawrence County. He was born March 28, 1904 in Morgan County, a son of the late Lewis and Arnold Brown Ferguson.  He had resided in Fallsburg for 30 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Laura Cochran Ferguson, one son, Leslie Grant Ferguson of Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Riffe of Baltimore and Mrs. Doris Chaffins of Flatwoods; one brother, Lewis Ferguson of Catlettsburg, Route 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Carter of Norwalk, CA, and Mrs. Stella Scarlett of Escondido, CA. The body was at the Kilgore Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

GIBSON, Dove (Grimm)

1887-1967

Mrs. Dove Gibson, 79, of Adams, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday of last week in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Gibson was born July 9, 1887, in Flat Gap, KY, a daughter of Harrison and Wren Skaggs Grimm. Her husband, John N. Gibson, preceded her in death in 1934. She had been a member of the Low Gap Baptist Church at Brushy, KY for the past 40 years. Surviving are a son, Creaville S. Gibson of Pickerington, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ella Ross of Jackson, OH, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from Low Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. John Burch officiating. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery on Collier’s Creek. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence Sunday. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1967

 

HALL, Emma (Young)

1889-1867

Mrs. Emma Young Bishop Hall, 78, of Webbville, Route 1, died Thursday of last week in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Webb Chapel at Webbville with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville. She was born January 6, 1889, at Webbville, daughter of the late Ulysses S. and Zarah Roberts Young. She was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Minos Hall, died in 1941. Survivors include three sons, Conrad and Carl Guy Bishop of Columbus, OH and Cornie Bishop of Webbville; four sisters, Mrs. Miles Diamond of Webbville, Mrs. Lee Diamond and Mrs. Opal Boyd of Columbus, and Mrs. Robert Butler of Ashland; two brothers, Henry Young of Columbus, and Milt Young of East Liverpool, OH; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1967

 

HORNE, Melvin N.

1891-1967

Melvin N. Horne, 74, a well-known resident of 2689 Iroquois Avenue, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, succumbed Thursday, June 22, at 4 p.m. at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, following a two weeks illness. The deceased, a veteran of World War I, serving as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army, also served as president of the Rainbow Division of the Veterans organization. Before retirement he was associated for 38 years with the Lee Tire and Rubber Co., as salesman. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clarence Field Post, American Legion, Ashland, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, F & AM in Roanoke, VA. A native Virginian, he was born at Staunton, March 5, 1891, a son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Brown Horne. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Clara Bromley Horne, native Louisan, and three sisters. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the rev. C. D. Harsh, Associate pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery here, with Rev. Harsh conducting graveside rites. Pallbearers were J. B. Hughes, Jesse Lyon, Jack Crutcher, Andy York, Arlie Cain, Louisa, and Richard Bromley of Huntington. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1967

 

JORDAN, Erie (Thompson)

1874-1967

Mrs. Erie Thompson Jordan, 93, of 317 South Jefferson, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willard Wilcox officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born April 14, 1874, at Webbville, Route 1, a daughter of the late Simpson and Delilah Ann Wright Thompson. Her husband, Wesley Jordan, died in 1934. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Anna Bevins of Paintsville, a brother, Fred Thompson of Webbville, route 1, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

KING, Goldia (Boggs)

1920-1967

Services for Mrs. Goldia M. King, 47, of 401 Heath Road, Heath, OH, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Christian Union Church, Heath, where the body was taken at 9 a.m. The Rev. Robert Chroninger officiated and burial was at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. King, died Saturday, June 17, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born May 31, 1920 in Webbville, KY, to Thomas and Martha Clark Boggs. She was a former school teacher in Webbville and was a member of the Heath Church and Eastern Star in Columbus. Surviving are her husband, Leo, her mother of Louisa; two sons, and a daughter, Thomas, Timothy and Cindy Kay at home, two brothers, Columbus Boggs, Grove City, OH, Arlie Boggs, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Arrington, Louisa and Mrs. Sylvia Prater, Chillicothe, OH. Two brothers and a sister are dead. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1967

 

LYCAN, Louary (Wilson)

1882-1967

Mrs. Louary Lycan, 85, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, June 13, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church in Prichard, WV, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Lycan family cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. She was born March 10, 1882, in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Charles Ray and Elizabeth Stiltner Wilson. Her husband, Consie Lycan died in 1936. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Gladys King of Eagle Rock, VA, Mrs. Ruth Hatten of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Lucille Hatten and Mrs. Leta Hatten of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Elizabeth Collinsworth of Vandalia, OH; two sons, Consie Lycan, Jr., of Prichard and Clarence Lycan of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Belcher of Prichard; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1967

 

MURRAY, Hershell B.

1907-1967

The death of Dr. Herschell B. Murray of West Liberty and member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, in a Kentucky River tragedy recently, brings to seven the number of deaths to strike the UK academic community since the first of the year. Dr. Murray, secretary of the board, fell to his death when a cabin cruiser went over a dam on the river near Valley View. Earlier this year, another longtime member of the UK board, William F. Foster, of Mayfield, died in a Baltimore hospital. An air crash at Blue Grass Field near Lexington took the lives of four high ranking University professors. A fifth died a few days later of a heart attack. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

O’DANIEL, Ben

1885-1967

Ben O’Daniel, 81, of Route 4, Louisa, died Saturday in a Georgetown, OH hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Newcomb Church, Louisa, route 4, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery on Route 4. He was born September 8, 1885, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David Alonzo and Mary Sperry O’Daniel. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Moore O’Daniel; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Hathorn of Williamsburg, OH, and Mrs. Ralph Wade of Russell Springs, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Eli Moore and Miss Amy O’Daniel of Louisa route 4, and 6 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

PREECE, Jack

1911-1967

Jack Preece, 55, of Louisa, died Sunday in a Lexington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Preece Cemetery, Eloise, KY. He was born July 21, 1911, in Louisa, son of the late John Henry and Fannie Harmon Preece. He was a coal miner and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. George McDannald ofWesterville, OH and one brother, Phil Preece, Jr., of Louisa, Big Sandy News, June 8, 1967

 

SANDERS, Paula (See)

1916-1967

Mrs. Paula See Sanders, of Lee Street, Westwood, KY, died June 14, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness. A native of Louisa, Mrs. Sanders was born October 11, 1916, a daughter of the late Andy and Flora Wilson See. She was an active member of Fairview Baptist Church where she served as superintendent of the nursery department and member of the choir. Mrs. Sanders was educated in the Louisa public and high schools and attended Marshall University where she majored in music and art. She was employed by the United Fuel Gas Company for a number of years in Huntington, where she resided with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Owen. Funeral services were conducted from the Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Archie Oliver, pastor and a former pastor, Rev. Bailey Sadley, officiating. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Interment was in Golden Oaks Cemetery, Ashland. Surviving are the husband, Clyde Sanders, a daughter, Patricia Kay Sanders, at home, two stepsons, Clyde Gene Sanders of Ashland, and Thurman Sanders, stationed with the U. S. Navy at Long Beach, CA; one sister, Dorothea Hardon, of Conneaut, OH, who constantly and faithfully cared for Mrs. Sanders during her long illness; three brothers, , Lt. Col. Maxwell W. See of Maitland, FL, Woodrow W. See of Clawson, MI, and Andrew N. See of Greensboro, NC; three step children; a number  of uncles and aunts, friends and relatives too numerous to mention, as was evidenced by the many floral pieces and other expressions of sympathy. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1967

 

THOMAS, Estill C.

Estill C. Thomas, 68, prominent businessman and owner of the Thomas Funeral Home in Pleasureville, KY, passed away Friday, June 23, at the Methodist Evangelical Hospital following an extended illness. In addition to operating the funeral home for the past 29 years, he was active in community affairs, the Masonic Order and the Christian Church in Pleasureville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, 2 p.m. from the Thomas Funeral Home with burial in the Pleasureville Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Charles Henry Thomas, of Pleasureville, a daughter, Mrs. W.T. Maddox, of Bethlehem, KY, and two grandchildren. His wife, Evalina Curtright Thomas, sister of Mrs. Henry Curtright, Louisa preceded him in death. Attending the funeral from Louisa were a niece, Mrs. William Thomas Peters, and another niece, Mrs. Charles Ray Fugitt and husband of Erlanger, KY. Big Sandy News, June 29,1 967

 

TRENT, Royal H.

1902-1967

Royal H. (Roy) Trent, 65, of Route 2, Fort Gay, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Born February 3, 1902, in Cumberland, VA, he was a son of the late James and Martha Ransom Trent. He was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Peters Chapel at Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Barker officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Opal VanHoose Trent; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Peters of Bellville, OH, Mrs. Charline Johnson of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Costella Artrip of Reynoldsburg, OH, one son, Roy Hubbard, Jr. at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jean Anderson of Palymyra, VA, Mrs. Blanche Wright of Richmond, VA, and Mrs. Laura Barker of Palymyra; three brothers, Everett A. Trent in California, James W. Trent of Richmond, and William S. Trent of Rice, VA and 8 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1967

 

WALDECK, Charles D.

1879-1867

Charles D. Waldeck, 88, Louisa, died Saturday at his home following an illness of six months. Born March 31, 1879, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Dunlap and Hannah Justice Waldeck. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a former chief of police in Louisa and a police judge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Jane Marcum Waldeck and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Willie W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1967

 

WELLMAN, Noah Belle

1891-1967

Noah Belle Wellman, 75, of 1229 Adams Avenue, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness. Born August 1, 1891, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late David Henry and Kizzie Wilson Wellman, and had spent most of his life in Huntington. His wife, Mrs. Barbara Stanley Wellman died in 1963. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. D. Sheffer Clark and Mrs. Samuel Haworth of Huntington, two sons, Noah Wellman, Jr. of College, Alaska and Paul Wellman of Indianapolis, IN, three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Bruce of Huntington and Mrs. Willa Frazier and Mrs. Garland Spears of Fort Gay; a brother, Taylor Wellman of Louisa, and nine grandchildren, including Anne Clark of Huntington, contestant for The Herald-Dispatch who was runner-up in the National Spelling Bee in Washington. Another son, Hugh Edward Wellman, died in the Navy in World War II. He was the first serviceman from Huntington to die after the United States entered the conflict. The body was at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1967

 

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ADAMS, Billy Joe

Sgt. Billy Joe Adams, an 18 year old soldier of Cherokee, KY, was accidentally electrocuted June 20, in Seoul, Korea. He was a son of Leonard Adams, of Circleville, OH formerly of Cherokee and the late Elizabeth Moore Adams. Funeral services were conducted from the Hill Funeral Home, June 27, 10 a.m. in Kingston, OH, with the Rev. Henry Adams officiating. Interment was made in the Adams Cemetery at Cherokee. Military rites were conducted at the graveside. Survivors include, in addition to the father, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jordan, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lucy B. Wilson, Orlando, FL; four brothers, Donald, Robert, and Leonard, Jr., of Columbus and Raymond of Tacoma, WA. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

BELCHER, Ozion P.

1901-1967

Ozion P. Belcher, 66, of Wayne, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. A salesman for Tag Galyean Automobiles in Huntington, he was born April 3, 1901, at Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Josephine Wilson Belcher of Prichard Route 1, and the late Elihu Belcher. He owned the Belcher Motor Co., at Williamson for 30 years. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth Thompson Belcher; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Hall of Wayne and Mrs. Ray Diamond of Louisa Route 4, five brothers, Haskell and Sam Belcher of Prichard, Route 1, Gentry and Hoyt Belcher of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Elza Paul Belcher of Wayne. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

BOGGS, Hughie J.

1887-1967

Hughie J. Boggs, 80, of Beckley, WV, native Louisan, died Wednesday, July 12, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Keyser-Bryant Funeral Home at Beckley by the Rev. Lavern Wing. Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ironton, OH, under the direction of O’Keefe Funeral Home at Ironton. A retired employee of the American Tobacco Co., at Lexington, KY, he was born June 8, 1887, at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Henderson and Sarah Elizabeth Blevins Boggs. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Samantha Boggs of Prineville, OR, a son, Harold Boggs of Los Angeles, CA; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Fannin of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Mike (Gladys) Kasper of Prineville, Mrs. George (Gertrude) Morgan of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Field of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. David (Ida) Griffith and Mrs. Paris (Emma) Bowman of Beckley, and three brothers, Herbert Boggs of Ironton, Arnold Boggs of Youngstown, OH and James Boggs of Leavittsburg, OH. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1967

 

BOLLER, Pennye (Hinkle)

1879-1967

Mrs. Pennye H. Boller, 2708 South 29th Street, Ashland, was dead on arrival at King’s Daughters’ Hospital Saturday, July 22. She was born September 27, 1879, at Peach Orchard, KY, daughter of the late Rudolph and Charlotte Harris Hinkle. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and had made her home with her sister, Mrs. C. C. Cassell in Ashland, for the past 15 years. Her husband, Charles R. Boller, preceded her in death. Funeral services, under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home of Ashland, were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from Richardson Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Richardson. Survivors include the sister, Mrs. Cassell, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

 

CASTLE, Nora (Daniels)

1902-1967

Mrs. Nora Castle, 64, of Louisa, died Thursday, June 29, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Spencer Church on Little Blaine with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Little Blaine. Born July 2, 1902, at Charley, KY, she was a daughter of the late Asberry and Rachel Ramey Daniels. Survivor include the husband, Charlie C. Castle; a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Rohrer of Circleville, OH; a son, Glen Castle of Louisa; a brother, Roy Daniels of Columbus, OH, and a grandson. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

COPLEY, Montie J.

Thirteen year old Montie Joe Copley drowned in the Big Sandy river here Friday afternoon while swimming with an unidentified companion, near the old Louisa Lock and Dam No. 3. A son of Mrs. Opal Copley of Louisa, and the late Carl Copley, the victim had gone swimming about 2:30 p.m. He apparently had crossed the river and was attempting to swim back when he began shouting for help some 30 feet from the Fort Gay, WV bank, according  to Deputy Coroner Byron Young. Jim K. Miller, a Louisa High School teacher, fishing on the Kentucky side, saw the youth struggling and attempted to rescue him, Young said, but the boy went under before Miller could reach him. The body was recovered about one hour later. The deputy coroner said he ruled accidental drowning. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Linda Laney of Louisa, and Patricia and Judy Copley, both at home; four brothers, Larry, Don, Dwight and Michael Copley, all at home. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Proctor V. Barker officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Jobe, KY. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

CYRUS, Emory

1967-1967

Emory Cyrus, Jr., infant son of Emory and Viola Tackett Cyrus of Fort Gay, route 2, died Sunday evening shortly after birth in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at the Cyrus Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2, with the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Other survivors include four sisters, Lillie Mae, Linda Jane, Larlene and Margaret Ruth Cyrus, at home; a brother, Pharon Lee Cyrus, at home; and the grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Ratcliffe of Mossie Bottom, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

DAVIS, Rufus B.

1877-1967

Rufus B. Davis, 90, Richardson, died Saturday, July 5, at his home after a short illness. A retired carpenter, he was born May 4, 1877, at Ulysses, a son of the late Joseph and Edith Borders Davis. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mirtie Childers Davis; four daughters, Mrs. Normal Castle, Russell, Mrs. Herbert Hicks, and Mrs. Jessie Childers of Louisa, and Mrs. Frank Boyd of Richardson, two sons, Haden Davis, Richardson, and William Davis, DeLand, FL, a sister, Miss Effie Davis of Ulysses; 27 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Tommy Dalton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

FERGUSON, Ferd

1921-1967

Ferd Ferguson, 46, of Louisa, died Wednesday, July 5, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Born March 26, 1921, at Flat Gap, KY, he was a son of the late Henderson and Delia Perry Ferguson. He was employed at the Lycan Nursery at Fort Gay, WV. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Neallie Slone Ferguson, four daughters, Mrs. Ray Daniels and Mrs. Olin Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Harold Mabery of Ft. Recovery, MD, and Miss Charlene Ferguson, at home; three sons, Marvin, Danny Lee and Bill Ferguson, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Patrick of New Lexington, OH, Mrs. Okie Skaggs and Mrs. Ray Ross, of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Zolla King of Columbus, OH, two brothers, Elmer and Marvin Ferguson of Springfield, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1967

 

GRIFFITH, Vicie (Debord)

1891-1967

Mrs. H. F. (Vicie) Griffith, 75, of Lowmansville, KY died Friday, July 21, in a Morehead clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Church of God, Lowmansville, of which she was a member. Rev. Tommy Reynolds, Rev. Woodrow Frisby and Rev. Edgar Hullett officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Born September 28, 1891, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Seagraves Debord. Her husband, Rev. Henry F. Griffith, died March 19, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Scott Griffith of Clearfield, KY, and Ora Griffith of Dayton, OH; and 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

HAM, Fred

1895-1967

Fred Ham, 72, of Eloise, KY, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Maynard and Kirk Cemetery on Louisa, route 1. A retired carpenter, he was born February 3, 1895, in Carter County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac A. E. Ham. He was a veteran of World War I. His wife was the late Waverly Burchett Ham. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Little of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Betty Lowe of Lexington, and Miss Carolyn Ham, at home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

HOLLAND, Almeda (Pennington)

Mrs. Almeda Pennington, Holland, 22, of Wayne, who died Wednesday, August 19, was buried in the Dean Cemetery on Tabors Creek following services at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Gore and Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Survivors include the father, Albert Pennington of Fort Gay; the husband, Bill Holland, a five week old son, Wesley Alan Holland; five brothers, Russell Pennington, with the U. S. Air Force in Thailand, Roger Pennington, with the U. S. Air Force in Westover, Mass., Lloyd Pennington of Huntington, and Gabe and Donald Pennington of Fort Gay; a half-brother, Bill Dean of Chicago, and four sisters, Mrs. Kay Lester and Misses Judy, Vernie and Vickie Pennington, all of Fort Gay. Pallbearers were Everett Walker, Curt Griffin, Randy Fink, Jack Waugh, Elby Ferguson, Joe Davis, and Dallas Carey. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

LANEY, Laura Frances (Puckett)

1906-1967

Mrs. Laura Frances Laney, 61, of 311 Washington Avenue, Huntington, sister of Mrs. Byrd Webb of Louisa, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Reger Funeral Home Chapel, Huntington. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery at Ceredo. The body was removed from the funeral home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Born June 30, 1906, in Boyd County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Laura McClanick Puckett. Additional survivors include the husband, George W. Laney, five sons, four daughters, two other sisters, two brothers, 32 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1967

 

POPE, Nancy (Chapman)

1885-1967

Mrs. Nancy Chapman Pope, 82, of Louisa, KY, died Monday at her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Free Will Baptist Church at Louisa with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial will be in the Wallace Cemetery on Louisa, Route 2. Born March 30, 1885, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Huston and Sarah Barnett Chapman. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Comondore Pope, died in 1951. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Laurel Maynard, Mrs. Lefty VanHoose, Mrs. Woodrow Jordan and Mrs. Maxine Shannon of Louisa, Mrs. Charlie Jones of Elkins, WV, and Mrs. Bernard Berry, Sr., of Columbus; two sons, Frank Pope of Williamsburg, OH, and Earsel Pope of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Florence Meherin of Hollywood, FL and 34 grandchildren. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

POPE, Thomas

1926-1967

A head on collision Thursday of last week claimed the lives of two men, one a Louisan and the other a resident of Ashland. The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. near the Kavanaugh Methodist church on U. S. Route 23, about 12 miles north of Louisa. The victims were Thomas Pope, 40, of Route 5, Louisa, and Albert George Gajdos, 59, of Woodland Avenue, Ashland. Both died at the scene of the accident. Mr. Pope, an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company at Raceland car shops, was enroute home from work when the fatal accident occurred. According to Kentucky State Trooper, J. D. Boyle, Pope was attempting to pass another car, thus smashing into Mr. Gajdos’ car. Mr. Gajdos was district manager for the Chrysler Corporation in three states, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio, and had lived in Ashland since April this year. Funeral rites for Mr. Pope were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the New Friendship Church with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Bromley Workman officiating. Burial was made in the Pope Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mr. Pope, a veteran of World War II, was born December 14, 1926, in Martin County, a son of Charlie and Florence Morgan Pope, now of Louisa. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Kirk Pope; two daughters, Wand and Athalene Pope; two sons, Bobby and Glen Dale Pope, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Kirk and Mrs. Elsie Webb of Louisa; four brothers, William and Roscoe Pope, Jr., of Louisa, and Ermel and Charlie Garland Pope of Columbus, OH. Services for Mr. Gajdos were conducted Monday at Newburgh, IN with burial in St. Johns Cemetery there. Big Sandy news, July 20, 1967

 

ROSS, Rosa (Holbrook)

1903-1967

Mrs. Rosa Holbrook Ross, 63, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, July 12, in a Paintsville hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Elmer Birchwell officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery at Blaine. Born December 26, 1903, at Webbville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Nannie Triplett Holbrook. Survivors include the husband, Nelson Ross, a daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Wright of Gary, IN, a son, Donald Lee Ross of Columbus, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Clyde Cain of Columbus. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the young funeral home. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1967

 

SANDERS, Edna Mae (Butler)

1907-1967

Mrs. Edna Mae Sanders, 59, of London, OH, Route 3, a former Lawrence County resident, died July 3, in a London hospital. Burial was in the Sumerford Cemetery there. She was born September 16, 1907, at Cherokee, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Rice Butler. She was member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Charles Sanders; three daughters, four sons, three brothers, one sister, and 19 grandchildren. She was the niece of Raleigh Butler of Blaine. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967

 

SEE, Lee Vaughan

1927-1967

Lee Vaughan See, 40, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. See, of Route 2, Louisa was killed instantly Tuesday night, June 27, by a hit and run driver, Norman E. Brashear, 35, of Bloomington, IN. See, who resided in Indianapolis, was alone in his vehicle at the time of the crash. Three other persons were injured in the three car wreck, according to reports reaching the News. According to a story in the Martinsville Daily News, reported by Indiana State Trooper, Keith Ford, the See vehicle was enroute north on State Road 37 when it collided with an automobile operated by Brashear. The trooper said the Brashear car pulled from a side road onto SR 37 into the northbound lane of traffic as the driver intended to go south. The See vehicle then collided with the Brashear car and skidded into the southbound lane of traffic. It was struck in the side by a southbound car. See, born April 27, 1927, in Dwale, Floyd Co., KY, was a fireman for the New York Central Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are three sisters. Mrs. David Perry of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Don Crank of Shiloh, OH, and Mary See of Greenfield, IN; seven brothers, Wayne, George, Marvin and Jack Vernon See of Mansfield, Herman See of Indianapolis, Wesley Paul and Jerry Donald See of Medfield, Mass. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating.  Burial was in the See Family Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

 

SKAGGS, C. Banca

1920-1967

C. Banca Skaggs, 46, a prominent Louisan, who has been associated with the Trailways Bus Company for the past 20 years, succumbed Monday night in an Ironton, OH hospital following a long illness. He had been supervisor of the Trailways Bus terminals at Logan, WV where he had resided for the past three years, going there from Washington, D. C. where he served on the Trailways terminal staff for two yeas. Born at Louisa, October 20, 1920, he was a son of Mrs. Alka Wheeler Skaggs and the late Wallace W. Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs was a member of the First Christian Church, also an elder and trustee; a 25 year member of Apperson Masonic Lodge, Louisa, a Royal Arch Mason, and a member of Louise Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors, in addition to the mother, are his wife, Clara Wooten Skaggs; two daughters, Misses Anne Wooten and Amy Wheeler Skaggs; four sisters, Mrs. C. W. Brown of Ironton, Mrs. Jack Osborne of Nelsonville, OH, Mrs. William Bartram of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Glenn Roy Bartram of Columbus; a brother, Edward Skaggs of Louisa. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, Louisa, with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Derek Wallace and Rev. Lee Gore, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home Wednesday evening, 8 p.m. The body will be removed to the church one hour before the services to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1967

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ADAMS, Vina (Jordan)

1903-1967

Mrs. Vina Adams, 64, of Louisa, KY, Route 4, died Wednesday, August 23, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born January 30, 1903, at Jean, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Romaine Curnette Jordan. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Webb Chapel on Cookery Fork Road in Lawrence County, with the Rev. Henry Adams officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1. Survivors include the husband, Eskill Adams, five daughters, Mrs. Robert Cundiff, Miss Mary Adams, Mrs. Eppie Johnson and Mrs. Flemon Marcum, all of Columbus, and Miss Betty Jean Adams, at home; a son, Elmo Adams, of Gallia, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Chaffins, Mrs. Henry McCoy and Mrs. Ora Travis, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Earl Isaacs of Indiana; three brothers, Billy Jordan of Fort Gay, WV, Matt Jordan of Webbville, Route 1, and Bennie Jordan of Columbus, and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1967

 

BOWEN, Tom

1922-1967

Tom Bowen, 44, of DeQueen, Ark. a native of Lawrence County, died at his home Friday. Born October 15, 1922, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Georgia Salmons Bowen. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Eunie Bowen; two sons, Tommy, Jr., and Michael Bowen, both at home; two daughters, Sandra and Tricia Bowen, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hatfield, Mrs. Frances Copley and Mrs. Ella Salmons, all of Crum, WV and three brothers, Lyss Bowen of Route 5, Louisa, George Bowen of Nolan, WV, and Denny Bowen of DeQueen. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted from the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment was in the Sammons Cemetery, Clifford, KY. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

COMPTON, Shirley (Vinson)

1893-1967

Mrs. Shirley Vinson Compton, 73, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, August 23, in a Easton, MD hospital after a long illness. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Martin F. Robison of Stevensville, MD for the past two years. She was born November 14, 1893, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Frank and Zea Reynolds Vinson, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Leonard E. Compton, died in 1950. Other survivors include three sons, Ronald Compton of Fort Meyers, FL and Jim Frank and Leonard V. Compton, of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Brooks Hatcher of Greensburg, PA and Mrs. H.L. Mitchell of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Forest Vinson of St. Albans,WV, and Ray Vinson of Aspinwall, PA; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Lee Gore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1967

 

CORDLE, James E.

1927-1967

James E. Cordle, 39, of Columbus, OH, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack Friday, July 14, in a Columbus, OH. A native of Cordell, KY, he was born December 20, 1927, a son of Jesse E. and Inus Jordan Cordle. He was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church and Turner Lodge 732, F & AM in Columbus. Survivors include the parents, his wife, Erlene Evans Cordle; three daughters, Peggy, Sandy, and Jacque; a son, Mark, all at home; a sister, Jean Cordle, Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Junior and Bob Cordle of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted July 18, from the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Interment was made in Sunset Cemetery, Alton, OH, under the direction of the Spears Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

DAVIS, Olga Mae (Hewlett)

1903-1967

Mrs. Olga Mae Davis, 64, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Welch, WV, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday in a Baltimore hospital after a long illness. Born in Yatesville, KY, July 2, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Burch and Mattie Salters Hewlett. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Drew Adkins Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Surviving are two sons, Bobby Gene Davis, with the U. S. Army in Okinawa, and Bill Davis, with the Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Lambert of Baltimore; three brothers, Elvin Hewlett of Columbus, OH, Clyde Hewlett, Jr., and Dayton Hewlett, both of Landing, NJ, five sisters, Mrs. G. F. Adkins of Louisa, Mrs. Jessie Evans and Mrs. Merle White of Columbus and Mrs. Allen Adkins and Mrs. Eddy Gifford of Huntington; a step mother, Mrs. Nannie Hewlett of Landing, NJ and 8 grandchildren. The deceased was a twin sister of Mrs. G. F. Adkins of Louisa. She and her husband had visited with her for ten days prior to her death. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. August 31, 1967

 

FRANCIS, Laura Mae (Robertson)

1916-1967

Mrs. Laura Mae Francis, 51, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Robinson Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Born May 23, 1916, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Henry Boyd and Mary Thompson Robertson. Her husband was the late Jessie Francis. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Nell Smith of Fort Gay, Route 2, and two brothers, Edgar Robertson of Cleveland, OH and Oney Robertson of Radnor, WV. The body was taken from the Morris-Booten Funeral Home at Wayne to the home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1967

 

HALE, John

John Hale, of Point Section, Louisa, died Wednesday, August 9, in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Born in Martin County, he was a son of the late James and Mary Ann Stepp Hale. He was a retired timberman, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Pearl Adams Preece of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eloise Church near Louisa with the Rev. Martin Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1967

 

HUMPHREY, Charley Miller

1898-1967

Charley Miller Humphrey, 69, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at his home following an illness of six years. Born July 27, 1898, at Buchanan, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Hannan Humphrey. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Tyree Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Freeman Justice officiating. Burial was in the Humphrey Cemetery, Route 2, Catlettsburg. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eulah Lester Humphrey; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Adams, of Kingston, OH, Mrs. Dwayne Stewart of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Lonzo Bough of Hamilton, IN, and Miss Opal Humphrey at home; three sons, Clarence Humphrey of Hamilton, IN, J. C. Humphrey of Owenton, OH and Raymond Humphrey of Mt. Sterling, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Bellomy of Route 2, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Anna Vanhorn of Fallsburg; three brothers, Allen, Route 2, Catlettsburg, Fred of Mt. Sterling, OH and Eddie Humphrey of Portsmouth, OH, and 13 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

ISAAC, Granville

1909-1967

Granville Isaac, 57, Fallsburg, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, in a Louisa hospital after an 11 day illness. He was born August 16, 1909, at Halo, a son of the late Spencer and Hulda Johnson Isaac. Surviving are his wife, Roscannie Caudill Isaac; four daughters, Mrs. Lulie Hall, Louisa, Mrs. Eloise Lemaster, Fallsburg, Mrs. Geraldean Stevens, New Carlisle, OH, and Miss Betty A. Isaac, at home; ten sons, Craner, Maynard, Claude, Edward, Edgar and Johnny Isaac, all of Detroit, MI, Gradie Isaac of New Carlisle, Richard Isaac, Louisa, Joel D. Isaac, at home and Theodore Isaac, U. S. Army, Japan; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Melvin, and Mrs. Flora Tackett, Dorton; seven brothers, Emery and Terry Isaac, Otway, OH, Mitchell Isaac, Springfield, OH, William Lee, Maryland, and Mander Isaac, Ventio, OH, and Lester Isaac, Dayton. Funeral services were conducted at noon Saturday at Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. The body has been taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1967

 

JUDD, Victoria

1880-1967

Miss Victoria Judd, 87, died Wednesday, August 2, at the Riverview Rest Home in Russell after an extended illness. Born November 16, 1880, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Morganna Lockhart Judd. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Joe Stanley of Catlettsburg, and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Bussey Cemetery at Busseyville. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1967

 

MAYNARD, John Phillip

1891-1967

John Phillip Maynard, 75, of Louisa, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m.at the Beauty Church of Christ with Everett Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Triplett Cemetery at Beauty. He was born October 8, 1891, in Pike County, a son of the late Tom and Betty Charles Maynard. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired sawmill worker. His wife, Pricie Smith Maynard, died several years ago. Survivors include his second wife, Mrs. Anna Roop Maynard; six sons, C. H. Maynard of Lundale, WV, Russell Maynard, of Ashland, H. D. Maynard of Beauty, Ray and Haskell Maynard of Columbus, and Roy Maynard of Detroit; and three daughters, Mrs. Dorthia Meade and Mrs. Norma Jean Maynard of Beauty, and Mrs. Martha Lockar of Hardy, KY. the body was taken to the home of Mrs. Norma Jean Maynard from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

MOORE, Georgie (Peterman)

Mrs. Georgie Peterman Moore, died Wednesday, August 23, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam O’Brien of Columbus, with whom she made her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Hook & Son Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was at 1 p.m. Saturday in Harman Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Ray Justice and Mrs. Roy Spellman, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Becky Wicker of Ashland; four sons, Roy Moore of Springfield, OH, Oakley Moore of Columbus, John and Ezra Moore, both of Catlettsburg, a brother, John Peterman of Catlettsburg; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1967

 

MOORE, Lindsey

1885-1967

Lindsey Moore, 82, of Adams, died at 2 a.m. Thursday July 27, in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born April 2, 1885, at Adams, he was a son of the late Wayne and Sarah Jane Ball Moore. He was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Cordle Moore, to whom he had been married 56 years; three daughters, Mrs. Nelson Swann of Louisa, Mrs. Kermit Moore of Adams, and Mrs. Hansel Berry of Columbus, OH, two sons, Otto Moore of Columbus and Irad Moore of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Levi Miller of Louisa; three brothers, Bert Moore of Adams, Bascom Moore of Louisville and Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Charley Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Swann, Friday. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

SEE, Joe

1918-1967

Joe See, 49, a Floyd County native, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Columbus, OH. Born February 20, 1918, he was a son of Mrs. Emma Fraley See of Louisa and the late Jay See. A veteran of World War II, he had been ill for several months. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maxine Amburgey See; three brothers, James and Buster See, both of Columbus, and Grover See of Memphis, TN. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Siloam Cemetery in Greenup County. The body was taken from the Robertson Funeral Home in South Shore to the Young Funeral Home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1967

 

SPENCER, Minnie Emily

Mrs. Minnie Emily Spencer, 81, of Enterprise, AL. and formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, July 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. V. Mingus, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. August 1, from the St. Luke Methodist Church with the Rev. John Thomas, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Enterprise. The body laid in state one hour before the services. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Mingus, Enterprise; a son, Ernest Spencer, Brooksville, FL, two sisters, Mrs. William Weddington, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Malcom Crutcher, Sr., Walla Walla, WA; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Mrs. Spencer was a lifetime member of Fort Gay Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, August 10,1 967

 

SPURLOCK, Marty

1967-1967

Marty Spurlock, day old son of Fred Roger and Dovie Fay Thompson Spurlock of Louisa, Route 1 died Sunday evening in an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Graden Thompson Cemetery on Louisa, route 1, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Other survivors include a brother, Randy Lee Spurlock, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spurlock of Louisa, Route 5, and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Thompson of Adams, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

 

THOMPSON, William

1889-1967

William Thompson, 77, of Blaine, KY, died Thursday August 3, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmo Lester, Martha, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A retired merchant, he was born December 6, 1889, at Busseyville, KY, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson. His wife, the former, Maude Roberts, died in April 1966. Other survivors include a son, Charles William Thompson of Cherokee, KY; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Wellsville, NY; a brother, W. C. Thompson of Gary, IN; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1967

 

WELLMAN, Harold E.

1917-1967

Harold E. Wellman, 50, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Hutchison. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery on Fort Gay, route 1. A disabled veteran of World War II, he was born February 26, 1917, at Fort Gay, a son of Ollie Wellman of Fort Gay and the late Mamie Biggs Wellman. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Macil Maynard Wellman, a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Kearns of Fort Gay, a son, Ronnie Wellman, at home; two brothers, Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay and Homer Wellman of Xenia, OH. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home at Louisa and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1967

 

WOOTEN, Tom

Mr. Tom Wooten, 66, died Monday, August 21, at Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens, OH. He had been in failing health for the past 5 years. He was born on Louisa Route 4, a son of William and Martha Collinsworth Wooten. His wife preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cora Moore of Albany, OH and Mrs. Ida Frasher of Louisa, Route 4. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Strong & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Eli Moore officiating. Burial was in the Ogden Cemetery in Meigs County, OH. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1967

 

WRIGHT, A. J.

1902-1967

A.J.  (Jack) Wright, 65, Louisa, died at 6 a.m. Friday at his home following five weeks illness. Born January 14, 1902, at Bonanza, he was a son of the late T. R.  and Betty Vance Wright. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I, and a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Trinity Methodist Church, Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Faye Alley Wright, two daughters, Mrs.  Charles English, of Griffin, GA and Mrs. H. D. Webb of Louisa, two sons, Gordon L. Wright of Ashland and Ora P. Wright, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hill, Mar. Charlotte Allen and Mrs. Dennie Bentley of Ashland, Mrs. Johnny Combs of Route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Tommy Mulleniz of Dayton, OH, five brothers, Earl, P. R.  and Harold Wright of Ashland, Epp Wright of Lucasville, OH, and John E. Wright in Pennsylvania and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1967

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BRUCKNER, Mary R. (Burke)

1889-1967

Mrs. Norman (Mary R.) Bruckner, 78, of 9139 N. Ann Arbor Road, Dundee, MI, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, September 9, upon arrival at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, after being in ill health a year. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday September 21, from the Buhl Funeral Home, Dundee, with the Rev. John Jackson of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in London Cemetery, London, MI.A daughter of the late George and Fanny Burke, she was born July 11, 1889, in Louisa, KY. She was married to Norman Bruckner, September 13, 1929, in Milah, MI, She had been a resident of Dundee 53 years. Surviving are the husband, a brother, Harry Burke of Louisa, and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Sammon of Flat Rock, MI, and Mrs. Hetty Akens of Dundee. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burke, Louisa and daughter, Mrs. Frances B. Cyrus, of Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

CALHOUN, Wallace

1904-1967

Wallace A. Calhoun, 63, route 4, Louisa, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday of injuries received when his tractor overturned on a small bridge near his farm home. Born in McCulloch County, TX, July 22, 1904, he was a son of Mrs. Ruth Massey Calhoun of Weatherford, TX and the late John Taylor Calhoun. He was an operating engineer for the Kentucky Power Co., Bug Sandy Plant and a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Eli Moore officiating. Burial was in the Patton Cemetery on Route 4. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen McWilliams Calhoun, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Hutson of Carlsbad, NM, Mrs. Margaret Westenburg, Childress, TX, Mrs. Imogene Sinclair, Fairfax, VA, and Mrs. Jane Owens, Fort Worth, TX; two sons, Wallace J. Calhoun, Route 4, Louisa, John William Calhoun, Joliet, IL, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Ray of Ft. Worth; a brother, G. W. Calhoun, of El Paso, TX and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

CANTRELL, Ima Jean (Moore)

1949-1967

Mrs. Ima Jean Cantrell, 18, of Adams, KY died Tuesday, September 12, in an Ashland hospital after an illness of two months. Mrs. Cantrell was born June 11, 1949, in Martin County, a daughter of Ferrell and Virginia Moore, now of Adams. Other survivors include her husband, Joe Cantrell; a sister, Mrs. Bud Delong, Adams, three brothers, Billy Ray Moore, Ypsilanti, MI, Luther Moore, Adams, and Rush Moore of Belleville, MI. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

CASTLE, Gene Kelley

1944-1967

A young Lawrence County man was found dead in his parked car Saturday afternoon on a rural Lawrence County road 2 ½ miles south of the community of Charley by a passerby. The victim, who according to state police, apparently died of suffocation. Authorities theorize the man, identified as Gene Kelly Castle, 23, of Louisa, route 1, had wrapped a jacket about his head and went to sleep. The jacket apparently obstructed his breathing. He had lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Castle of Charley, since returning from Vietnam, July 26. Mr. Castle, police said, was found dead at 2 p.m. Police also were told by area residents that they had seen him in his car at the same location at 7 a.m. Saturday. Trooper Clyde Johns, who still has the incident under investigation, said there was no indication of foul play involved. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Bird Webb and Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery at Charley. Surviving are his parents, Edgar and Ina Davis Castle of Charley; five sisters, Mrs. Larry Walker of Arizona, Mrs. Homer Lyon of Ulysses, Mrs. Woodrow Castle of Printer, Mrs. Tom Foley of Kokomo, IN, and Mrs. Joan McCarthy of Flatwoods, KY; two brothers, Carl and Robert Vernon Castle, at home; three half brothers, Billy Ray Young, Charley, Herbert Carico, Pulaski, VA and Virgil Carico, Fayyetteville, NC. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1967

 

CHAFFIN, Lula

1890-1967

Mrs. Lula Chaffin, 76, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday September 12, in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Graveside services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa, with the Rev. George Mays officiating. She was born November 1, 1890, at Jackson, KY, and was a member of the Church of Christ, Blaine. Her husband, Jesse Chaffin, died in 1960. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred A. Kabot of Staunton, VA; a son, Adrian Campbell of Dayton, OH, and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 


CHRISTIAN, Alvis

1889-1967

Alvis Christian, 77, of Fort Gay, WV, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday, September 13, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. Paul Mullens officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. A Fort Gay native, Mr. Christian was born October 1, 1889, a son of the late James and Alice Susan Lakin Christian. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sadie Webb Christian; two sons, Homer Christian of Kenova and Alvis Christian, Jr., of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Lester of Wayne, Mrs. Edgar Lester of Route 1 Fort Gay, and Mrs. Herbert Thompson of Lehigh Acres, FL, two brothers, Fletcher Christian of Kenova and Curt Christian of Route 1, Fort Gay; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

CLAY, Jay C.

1917-1967

Jay C. Clay, 50, of Louisa, Route 5, drowned recently near Chicago. The body was found Wednesday, September 6. Born March 15, 1917, at Clifford, he was a son of William and Nora Cox Clay of Clifford. He was an employee of the Milwaukee Railroad. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church at Clifford with the Rev. Sherman McGowan and the Rev. Paul Nelson, both of Huntington, officiating. Burial was in the Ratcliff Cemetery at Clifford. Also surviving are four brothers, Walter, Billie and John Paul Clay, all of Clifford and Burl Tom Clay of Louisa, Route 3, and five sisters, Mrs. Ray Perry of Louisa, Mrs. Fred Spurlock, Mrs. Lon Daniels and Mrs. Maude Clay all of Clifford, and Mrs. Virgil Peck of Wayne, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

CLEVENGER, Elva (Carter)

1912-1967

Mrs. Elva Clevenger, 55, formerly of Louisa, died Friday morning in a South Charleston, WV hospital after a six month illness. Mrs. Clevenger was born March 30, 1912, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Livenna Kitchen Carter of Ashland and the late George Carter. She was a member of Smokey Valley Baptist Church. Other survivors include her husband, Luther Burns Clevenger; two daughters, Mrs. Mike Eggleston, St. Albans, WV, and Mrs. William Horn, Columbus, OH; two sons, Warren K. Clevenger, Louisa, and Paul C. Clevenger, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Dee Wright, Louisa, and Mrs. Chester Jobe of Webbville; six brothers, Willard, Lennie and Arnold Carter of Circleville, OH, Eskell Carter, Louisa, Raymond Carter, Catlettsburg, and Burl Carter, Ashland, four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Clevenger Cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1967

 

COMPTON, Lorena (Taylor)

1892-1967

Mrs. Lorena Taylor Compton, 75, of Lawrence County, died Monday, August 28, in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. Born January 2, 1892, in Kanawha County, WV, she was a daughter of the late William and Frances Griner Taylor. Surviving are her husband, Fred Compton; a daughter, Mrs. Arlie Long of Charleston, WV, and a sister, Mrs. Mamie McCoy South Charleston. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 30, from the Walnut Grove Baptist Church on Georges Creek with the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery on Georges Creek. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1967

 

CORDLE, Amos

1891-1967

Amos H. Cordle, 76, of Route 3, London, OH, died Monday, August 28, at Madison County Hospital. He was born at Cordell, KY, a son of Thomas and Carolyn Baker Cordle. He was a retired rural mail carrier and veteran of World War I. He was quite active in county and civic organizations in Madison County. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Truman (Velma) Eberly of Circleville, OH, 2 grandchildren, 3 sisters,  Mrs. Samantha Thompson and Mrs. Susie Prince of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Mollie Thompson of Sciotoville, OH; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 31, at 2 p.m. from the Rader Funeral Home at London. Burial was in Paint Township Cemetery in Madison County. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1967

 

CORDLE, Arbie Alfred

1898-1967

Arbie Alfred Cordle, 68, of Adams, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:50 p.m. Saturday. Born December 1, 1898, at Winifred, KY, he was a son of the late Greene and Cora Wheeler Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ann Lykins Cordle; four daughters, Mrs. Curtis Lemaster of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Lawrence Moore and Miss Ruby Cordle, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Lester Hilton of Grove City, OH; five sons, Homer, Arthur and Lowell Cordle, all of Columbus, Charles Cordle of Ashville and Greenville Cordle, of Blaine; two brothers, Ora Cordle of Portsmouth, OH and Milt Cordle of Wilbur, KY; 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Brushy Fork church with the Rev. Jesse Cordle and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Sunday. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

DAVIS, Ward

Police Wednesday of last week labeled the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in a car in Ferndale, MI as a murder-suicide. The said Ward Davis, 52, of 414 West Margaret, Detroit, fatally shot Mrs. Kathleen V. Fuller, 42, of 2055 Livernois, Ferndale, and then turned the gun on himself. Police found the two bodies in the car in a parking lot at Burdette and Rosewood east of Woodward, about two blocks from the General Die Casting Co., 610 East Cambourne, where they both had worked. The two left the plant for lunch and didn’t return. A passerby called police around 3:30 p.m. and reported two people fighting in a car. When police arrived, the couple were dead. Mrs. Fuller, a divorcee with two adult children, was shot four times—in the head, neck and upper body. Police said Davis has a married daughter and was separated from his wife. He was shot twice in the chest. Police said a .25 caliber automatic was found in the car. Mrs. Fuller was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cantrell of Charley, KY, this county. Other survivors include a son and a daughter, five brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

DEAN, Warren

1902-1967

Warren Dean, 65, of Route 1, South Point, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY died Sunday in an Ironton hospital after an extended illness. Born August 29, 1902, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ida Belcher Dean. He was a member of the Untied Commercial Travelers and the Lorain Street Baptist Church at Ironton. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Morris Dean; two sons, Warren Dean, Jr., of Route 1, Ironton, and Ralph Dean, of Route 1, South Point; a brother, John Dean of Lorain, OH, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Clarence Corn and Rev. Homer Click officiating. Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

DIAMOND, Oscar

1892-1967

Oscar Diamond, 75, of Fallsburg, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Henry Adams and Rev. Bruce Cooksey officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery there. A farmer and a member of the Baptist Church, he was born July 9, 1892, at Louisa, Route 3, a son of the late Robert and Jane Hacker Diamond. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Sexton Diamond; two daughters, Mrs. John Bahan Patton of Mount Sterling, KY, and Mrs. Roscoe Hale of Ashland; two sons, Howard and Ray Diamond of Fallsburg; six sisters, Mrs. William Holbrook, Fallsburg, Mrs. Arlie Chaffin, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Clark Neff, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Willie Leadingham, Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Alvin Clark and Mrs. Alden Crisp, Ashland; five brothers, Miles Diamond of Star Route, Louisa, Lee and Willie Diamond, Columbus, Roscoe Diamond, Midland, PA, and Ova Diamond, Route 1, Rush, KY; three stepsons, three step daughters; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1967

 

ELSWICK, Sarah (May)

1881-1967

Mrs. Sarah Elswick, 86, of Cherokee, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Little Pond Regular Baptist Church at Draffin, KY, with the Rev. Delbert Sanders, Rev. Matt Justice and the Rev. Grover Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Draffin. She was born April 14, 1881, in Pike County, KY, daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret Vance May. Her husband, Paris Elswick, died in 1962. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ocie Young and Mrs. Josie Sanders of Cherokee; two brothers, George and Willie May of Draffin; and three sisters, Mrs. Melster Owens and Mrs. Elzie Lee of Draffin and Mrs. Dollie Clevenger of Belcher. The body was taken to the home of Robert Owens at Draffin form the Call and Son Funeral Home at Pikeville. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

FULLER, Kathleen (Cantrell)

DAVIS, Ward

Police Wednesday of last week labeled the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in a car in Ferndale, MI as a murder-suicide. The said Ward Davis, 52, of 414 West Margaret, Detroit, fatally shot Mrs. Kathleen V. Fuller, 42, of 2055 Livernois, Ferndale, and then turned the gun on himself. Police found the two bodies in the car in a parking lot at Burdette and Rosewood east of Woodward, about two blocks from the General Die Casting Co., 610 East Cambourne, where they both had worked. The two left the plant for lunch and didn’t return. A passerby called police around 3:30 p.m. and reported two people fighting in a car. When police arrived, the couple were dead. Mrs. Fuller, a divorcee with two adult children, was shot four times—in the head, neck and upper body. Police said Davis has a married daughter and was separated from his wife. He was shot twice in the chest. Police said a .25 caliber automatic was found in the car. Mrs. Fuller was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cantrell of Charley, KY, this county. Other survivors include a son and a daughter, five brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

 

HAYES, Bertha (Spencer)

1888-1967

Mrs. L. S. Hayes, 79, one of Louisa’s well known and highly esteemed women, succumbed, Wednesday, September 13, 11:30 p.m. at Louisa General Hospital which her husband, Dr. Hayes, deceased since 1956, founded. Mrs. Hayes was born June 5, 1888, at Charley, KY. She was Bertha (Bird) Hayes, daughter of the late Lewis W. and Sarah Jane Burgess Spencer, pioneer settlers of that section of Lawrence County. Before her marriage she was a teacher in the county school system. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Woman’s Society of Christian Service and the Woman’s Auxiliary of the American Legion. She was active in the church work serving as president of the WSCS and also was a teacher in the church school and a member of the Official board. After he hospital was founded she worked side by side with her husband, as long as her health permitted, bringing cheerful service to the large number of patients in the hospital. Her good work in the church will be a lasting tribute to her memory. Funeral services wer conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harry W. Wulfcamp officiating, paying fitting tributes to service of the deceased. Mrs. W. T. Hinkle accompanied at the organ when her husband sang “How Great Thou Art”, a favorite hymn of the deceased. Pallbearers were Eldred E. Adams, J. Walter Thompson, Louisa, Oscar Williams, Jr., Paintsville, Roy Thompson, Louisa, Gordon Spencer, Louisa route , and Roger Barrett of Barboursville, WV. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Akers, and Mrs. T. W. Greer of Louisa; three grandchildren, Scott and Larry Akers, and Miss Barbara Greer, along with several close relatives. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

 

LANG, Leonard H.

1892-1967

Leonard H. Lang, 75, of 3264 Walters Hill Drive, Ashland, was dead on arrival at King’s Daughters’ Hospital at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2, after becoming suddenly ill at home. Born August 28, 1892, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late John F. and Minnie Webb Lang. He retired 10 years ago from the railway mail service after 43 years service. He had been an Ashland resident 50 years, and was a member of Normal Presbyterian Church and Poage Masonic Lodge No. 325. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Abbe Pennington Lang; a daughter, Mrs. Emmett Wagoner of Ashland, two sons, Sgt. Maj., William E. Lang with the Marine Corps in Hawaii, and Thomas L. Lang of Evansville, IN; four half-sisters, Mrs. J. P. Lyons of Corpus Christi, TX, Mrs. Arnold Zehler, Mrs. Irene Waddell and Mrs. Rollin Ledwell, all of Hamilton, OH; three half-brothers, Omar, Fred, and Ben Lang, all of Hamilton; and 6 grandchildren. Mr. Lang, a former resident, was a teacher in Lawrence County. He was buried in the East Ashland Memory Garden. Graveside rites were given by Poage Lodge. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1967

 

MASON, Mary (Yates)

1875-1967

Mrs. Mary Yates Mason, born in 1875, passed away in a DeLand, FL hospital in late August this year. She was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Yates of Louisa, KY. Her husband, William Mason, preceded her in death several years ago. Interment was made beside her husband at Marion, VA. Survivors include a son, Arthur Mason, of Pennsacola, FL, a sister, Mrs. Thomas Muncaster, of DeLand and several other relatives. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

MCKENZIE, Irene (Williamson)

1926-1967

Mrs. Irene McKenzie, 41, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday at her home following an extended illness. A native of Clifford, Mrs. McKenzie was born Aug 5, 1926 a daughter of Mrs. Fallie Frazier Williamson of Louisa and the late Richard Williamson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving, in addition to the mother, are the husband, William McKenzie, a daughter, Miss Fallie Elizabeth McKenzie, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickerson of Stambaugh, Mrs. Flora Mollic of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Frances Workman of Cove, WV, and three brothers, William Williamson of Louisa, Jim Williamson of Cleveland and Andrew Williamson of VA.  Big Sandy News, September 28, 1967

 

MILLER, Attison

1881-1967

Attison (Att) Miller, 85, of Adams, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa route 1, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. Virgil Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. A retired farmer, he was born November 24, 1881, at Adams, a son of the late Orville and Alice Meade Miller. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gypsy Estep Miller; four daughters, Mrs. Willis Thompson, of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. Marie Jordan of Columbus, and Mrs. Wilson Moore and Mrs. Freddie Castle of Adams; two sons, Kermit Miller of Louisa, route 1, and Hershel Miller of Columbus; two brothers, Levi Miller of Louisa Route 1, and Bob Miller of Oak Hill, Route 1, OH; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

MILLER, Laura (Pigg)

1880-1967

Mrs. Laura Miller, 86, of Charley, died Sunday at 11:55 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Born November 19, 1880, at Busseyville, she was the daughter of the late Lindsey E. and Rebecca Carter Pigg. Her husband, Stanton Miller, died in 1940. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery at Charley. Surviving are one son, Carl Miller of Charley; two sisters, Mrs. Dova McComas and Mrs. Alva Roy of Huntington, WV and one brother, Charley Borders of Huntington, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1967

 

O’DELL, George Washington

1886-1967

George Washington O’Dell, 82, of Fort Gay, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Born October 4, 1886, at Prichard, WV, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Washington O’Dell, Sr. He was employed at the Akron (Ohio) Transportation Service for 26 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 555 at Akron. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Shiloh Methodist Church near Prichard, WV with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in a cemetery at Prichard. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bertie Stuckey of Medina, OH, four sons, Charles J. and Frankie O’Dell of Medina, John R. O’Dell of Akron, and George W. O’Dell of Tampa, FL; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

POTTER, Hugh Isaac

1915-1967

Hugh Isaac Potter, born April 29, 1915, near Catalpa in Lawrence County, died on September 19, from an illness that started on June 30, 1967. His wife, Martha, preceded him in death several years ago. He was the son of the late George and Anna Davis Potter. He is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Elivira Potter, Chicago, IL; daughter, Sharon Fawcett, Moody Air Force Base, GA; two sisters, Charlene Cole, Troy, OH, Irene Pelfrey, Huntington, WV; two brothers, George Potter, Jr., Walbridge, OH, and Martin Clifford Potter, Shelby, OH. Mr. Potter moved from Lawrence County to Chicago in 1935. He was an active member of the Jackson Park Lodge No. 915, A. F. & A.M. He was past Master of his lodge and served as secretary for 13 years. Masonic funeral services were held on September 21, at the Fern Funeral Home; funeral services were held on September 22 and interment in the Cedar Park Cemetery, Chicago. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1967

 

ROWE, Cecil Ray

1967-1967

Cecil Ray Rowe, 5 month old son of Sammie Joe and Bonnie Jean Thacker Rowe, of Louisa, Route 2, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. He was born March 14, 1967, at Auburn, IN. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Little Ethel United Baptist Church with the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Linzie Rowe officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Other survivors include a brother, Billy Joe Rowe, at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rowe of Louisa, Route 2, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Thacker of Fishtrap, KY. the Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

ROWE, Henry Eddie

1897-1967

Henry Eddie Rowe, 69, of Louisa, Route 2, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital after an illness of four days. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Little Ethel Church with the Rev. German Walters, the Rev. Arch Thompson, and the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery on route 2. He was born October 28, 1897, on Louisa, route 3, a son of the late Mart and Pelina Watkins Rowe, and was a retired employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Esta Elizabeth Rowe, two daughters, Mrs. George Thomas Preston of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. Levi Thompson of Louisa, route 2; nine sons, George Rowe of Ashland, Grover C. Rowe of Allen, KY, Henry McKinley Rowe, of Lincoln Park, MI, Walter Rowe, of Huntington, Goble, Orville, Linzie and Hershell Ray Rowe of Columbus, OH, and Sammie B. Rowe of Louis, Route 2, two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Bowling of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. John Hicks, of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Oscar Rowe of Louisa, Frank Rowe of Catlettsburg, and Edgell Rowe of Ashland, 35 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1967

 

TAYLOR, Sophia Jane (Savage)

1881-1967

Mrs. Sophia Jane Taylor, 86, of Louisa, route 4, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Trinity Methodist Church on Route 4 with the Rev. Henry T. Mahan of Ashland officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery there. Born January 1, 1881, at Louisa, she ws a daughter of the late Chris and Jane Shepherd Savage. Her husband, James Henry Taylor died in 1951. Survivors include three sons, Dewey Taylor of Chillicothe, OH, Grant Taylor of Louisa, route 4, and Sherman Taylor of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Nura Holbrook of Louisa, route 4, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 28,1967

 

THOMPSON, Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Thompson, 82, of Lexington, died Friday, August 25, at the Central Baptist Hospital following a one week illness. Born in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late James Franklin and Amanda Watson Thompson. He was a charter member of the Central Baptist Church and a lawyer in Lexington for 57 years. Mr. Thompson was principal of high schools in Gilbert, LA and Brooksville, Miss., before becoming a law student. He received his B. S. degree from Western State Teachers College, Bowling Green, in 1908, and his L. B. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1910. He was admitted to the Fayette County Bar and to practice before the Court of Appeals at Frankfort in June 1910, before the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1926, and before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1950. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Board of Adjustment since 1928 and served as chairman of the Board from 1932 until his death. He was also president of the Law Alumni of the University of Kentucky from 1937 to 1938 and was director and secretary of the Board of Directors of the Lexington Y.M.C.A. from 1927 to 1931. A former Ashland lawyer, he was vice-president of the Commercial Law League of America from 1945 to 1946, and president from 1946 to 1947. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Fayette County, the Kentucky, and the American Bar Association, the International Association of Insurance Counsel, the Federation Insurance Counsel and the Kentucky Mountain Club, of which he was president in 1936. For many years he was associated with his brother, Linzy O. Thompson in the practice of law. The past few years he has been associated with his son, G. C. Thompson. Mr. Thompson has for more than 50 years been active in the Baptist Church and Baptist Institutions of Kentucky and for many years served as director of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Virginia Gill Thompson; a son, Grover C. Thompson, Jr., of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. Ralph T. Walters of Ashland; three brothers, Everett Thompson of Detroit, MI, Kermit Thompson of Houston, TX, and Dewey Thompson of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Additional survivors include two nephews, Ralph T. Walters and Roger G. Thompson, and a niece, Mrs. James P. Downs, all of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted from the Milward Funeral Home in Lexington. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1967

 

THOMPSON, Winfield Scott

1888-1967

Winfield (Scott) Thompson, 79, of Route 2, Beaver, OH, died in an Ashland hospital at 1 a.m. Saturday. Born March 19, 1888, at Mattie, KY, he was a son of the late Lonzo and Louverna Thompson. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer C. Grones and the Rev. Bill Curnutte officiating. Burial was in the Vaughan Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ira Preston, Mrs. Baxter Senters, Mrs. Nellie Lou Scarberry, all of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Elmer Stevens and Mrs. Charles Holbrook, both of Ashland; five sons, Clarence, Charlie, Lon, James and H. B. Thompson, all of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Mullins of Route 2 Louisa, and Mrs. Agnes Carey of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Arch Thompson of Route 2, Louisa, 45 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Baxter Senters, Route 2, from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1967

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ADAMS, Sherman

1890-1967

Sherman Adams, 77, of Cherokee, KY died Wednesday October 11, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Cherokee. He was born August 8, 1890, at Cherokee, a son of the late John and Winnie Frances Wellman Adams. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marinda Adams, two daughters, Mrs. Edna Godby of Shelby, OH, and Mrs. Mary Kisella of Kenton, OH, two sons, Logan Adams, of Cherokee, and Howard Adams of Shelby; 36 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

AKERS, Viola (Artrip)

1895-1967

Mrs. Viola Artrip Akers, 71, of Prichard, WV, died in a Huntington hospital at 4:30 p.m. Friday after a brief illness. Mrs. Akers was born October 10, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Harmon and Mahalia Thompson Akers. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bellomy Chapel at Hubbardstown, WV with the Rev. Grant Raines and  the Rev. Charlie Powell officiating. Burial was in the Lincoln Cemetery near Fort Gay, WV. Survivors include her husband, Fred Akers, three daughters, Mrs. Cecil McKenzie of Kenova, Mrs. Jay Wurtland of Rittman, OH and Miss Lola Akers of Prichard; two sons, Jewel Akers of Prichard and Hewlett Akers of Kenova, a sister, Mrs. G. B. Lambert of Fort Gay, and 11 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

BARTRAM, Nolda (Cyrus)

1906-1967

A former Wayne County, WV woman was killed Friday morning in a two car wreck during a snowstorm in Hancock County, OH, 10 miles southwest of Findlay. The victim was identified by the Ohio Highway Patrol at Lima as Mrs. Nolda Bartram, 61, of Spencerville, OH, route 2, in Allen County, formerly of Fort Gay, WV. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Bartram, 30, and grandson, William Bartram, 4, also of Spencerville were injured in the accident. Mrs. Bartram was admitted to City Hospital in Bluffton, OH, with a dislocated hip. Her son was treated for minor injuries and released. They were passengers in a car driven by the dead woman’s husband, Kelsie Bartram, 68, who escaped unhurt. Mr. Bartram’s car was involved in a collision with another auto driven by Paul Ramsdell, 53, of Ada, OH, who also sustained minor injuries. Additional survivors include one son, Sammie Bartram; two other grandchildren, Kathy and Ricky Bartram, all of Spencerville; and one brother, Arlin Cyrus of Fort Gay. Mrs. Bartram was born March 21, 1906, at Fort Gay, daughter of the late Albert and Frances Elizabeth Webb Cyrus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Bartram Chapel at Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967

 

BOGGS, Matilda Susan (Boggs)

1885-1967

Mrs. Matilda Susan Boggs, 82, of Louisa, died Friday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery, Blaine. She was born May 27, 1885, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Jarrett and Margaret Susan Williams Boggs, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Clabe Boggs, died in 1954. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Whitt, of Blaine, two sisters, Mrs. Kate Castle of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. Ella Evans of Clifton, OH; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

BOWYER, Charles Allen

1930-1967

Charles Allen Bowyer, Jr., 37, of Silver Springs, MD, died Wednesday, October 11, at 9 a.m. He was born August 10, 1930, at Iaeger, WV, son of the late Charles A. and Fanny Lee Bowyer. He was an auto mechanic and was married to Ida Opal Burchett Bowyer, who survives. Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Woods Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating and under the direction of the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Survivors, other than the widow, include two daughters, Debra Jane and Ruth Ann Bowyer, at home; three brothers, James H. and Jackie D. Bowyer, of Silver Springs, and Franklin Lee Bowyer, Maple Fork, WV. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

COPLEY, Charles

1909-1967

Charles Copley, 58, of Crum, WV, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Webb (WV) Community Church with the Rev. Robert Carroll officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. A disabled veteran of World War II. He was born April 26, 1909, on Crum, route 1. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Peter Miller of Crum, and Mrs. Emma Copley and Mrs. Chloe Copley of Crum route 1, and four brothers, Monroe and Walter Copley of Crum, route 1, Frank Copley of Delbarton, WV, and Millard Copley of Chattaroy, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

ISAAC, Ruth Evelyn (Dodridge)

1917-1967

Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Isaac, 50, of Route 1, Louisa, died Sunday at 8:30 p.m. of an apparent heart attack while attending church at Buchanan, KY. She was born August 30, 11917, at Pomeroy, OH, a daughter of the late Bert and Nora Spires Dodridge. She was married to Elmer Isaac, who preceded her in death, January 22, 1967. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 6, at the Buchanan Church of God, with the Revs. Freeman and Curt Justice officiating. Burial will be in the Isaac Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frank Branham, of Route 1, Louisa, one son, Elmer Eugene Isaac, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hanson, Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Avis Mowery, Pomeroy, and two brothers, Jack and Carl Dodridge, both of Columbus. The body will remain at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967

 

JARRELL, Maude

1872-1967

Miss Maude Jarrell, 92, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Saturday in a Ceredo nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Mill Creek of which she was a member for 75 years. Burial was in the family cemetery near the church. A former school teacher in Wayne County, she was born August 12, 1872, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Moses and Millie Rowe Jarrell. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Morris-Booten Funeral Home at Wayne, and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

JONES, Ollie Jane (Caines)

1888-1967

Mrs. Ollie Jane Jones, 78, of Louisa, Route 4, died last Thursday night in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery on Route 4. She was born October 28, 1888, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Hiram and Fannie Salisbury Caines. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Louisa Chapter, No. 292. Her husband, James E. Jones, died in 1955. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. W. H. McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. R. A. Lucas of Alturas, CA, Mrs. W. G. Crutchfield of San Diego, CA, Mrs. E. W. Hosack of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Elmer A. Irby, Jr. of South Point, OH, and Frances Jones, at home, two sons, J. E. Jones, Jr., of Route 4, and Staff Sgt. Wayne H. Jones, stationed in Vietnam; 24 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, a niece and nephew. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

KEATON, John L.

A former Lawrence County youth was one of 10 construction engineers killed October 6, in an attack on the Da Nang Air Base, Viet Nam. John L. Keaton, 20, serving with the U. S. Marine Corps, and the other engineers were washed from the bridge they were constructing when the attack came, according to a report received by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wright, of 3254 Short Street, Ashland. The young Marine would have been 21 years of age on October 8 and had nearly completed his three year tour of duty. He had been in Viet Nam for 10 months. Born at Martha, KY, he was a son of Ova and Betty Wright Keaton, now residents of Caldwell, OH. The family formerly residence in Lawrence County. Keaton was Noble County, OH’s first casualty in the Viet Nam war. He was a member of the first graduating class of Shenandoah High School at Caldwell. Surviving in addition to the parents and grandparents are two brothers, Ova T. and Rudolph Keaton and three sisters, Misses Stella, Margaret and Ruth Keaton, all of Caldwell. The body will be brought to the Murphy Funeral Home in Caldwell. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

LYON, Guy

1897-1967

Guy Lyon, 70, of Martha, KY, died Saturday at his home after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook with the Rev. J. P. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. A retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway, he was born August 8, 1897, at Martha, a son of the late James F. and Mary Skaggs Lyon. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virgie Smith Lyon; a son, Eugene Lyon of Portsmouth, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Fisher of Columbus; two stepsons, Jack Ison of Columbus and Ruben Ison of Canton, OH; a brother, Clyde Lyon of Blaine; and five sisters, Mrs. Ella Birchwell of Martha, Mrs. Amy Ferguson, Mrs. Alice Osborn and Mrs. Minnie Skaggs of Columbus, and Mrs. Martha Wright of Blaine. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

MEADE, James

1892-1967

James Meade, 75, of Crum, WV died Saturday of an apparent heart attack while attending services at the Silver Creek United Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Crum Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willis Allen officiating. Burial was in the Stepp Cemetery at Stepptown. He was born April 20, 1892, in Wayne County, a son of the late Bill and Elaine Brewer Meade. His wife, Mrs. Althea Damron Meade, died 3 years ago. Survivors include a son, Walter Meade of Crum, four daughters, Mrs. Lola Bowens of Crum, Mrs. Christine Ferguson, Dunlow, WV, Mrs. Dora Mollette of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Rosa Perry, Stepptown, and a sister, Mrs. Sally Etters of Crum. The body was taken to the home from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

MOORE, Thomas

1928-1967

Rev. Thomas Moore, 39, of 3340 Lewis Road, Columbus, OH, a former resident of Adams, KY, passed away September 23, 4:30 a.m. at his home following a long illness. He was born September 19, 1928, at Irad, KY, a son of Mrs. Delphia Baker of Columbus and the late Hubert Moore. He was a Baptist minister for 21 years, and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the Southeast Lion’s Club. He and his wife, the former Ethel Hayes, moved to Columbus from Adams, about 18 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 26, 10 a.m. from the Welch Avenue Baptist Church, Columbus, with the Rev. Bill Pitts and Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. The body was returned to Lawrence County by Cook and Sons Funeral Home for brief services at Carter Chapel Church at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Carter Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Hayes Moore; two sons, Hubert Allen and Thomas, Jr., at home; the mother, a brother, William Moore, of Columbus, two half-brothers, Edgar Allen Bentley, U. S. Army, stationed in Vietnam, and Larry Bentley, Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Donahue and Mrs. Helen Mullens, Columbus. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

NOLAN, Willard Clayton

1921-1967

Willard Clayton Nolan, 45, of Marion, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Friday in a Marion hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wellman and Nolan Cemetery at Busseyville, KY. An employee of the Erie Railroad Co, he was born November 23, 1921, at Busseyville, a son of Ferguson and Chloe Clarkson Nolan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margaret Nolan; two daughters, Misses Linda and Diane Nolan, and a son, Billy Nolan, all of Mansfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Nannie Gartin and Mrs. Fay Ramey of Raceland, KY and Mrs. Egie Roberts and Mrs. Clara Osborn of Louisa route 3, and four brothers, Ven and Leon Nolan of Louisa, Richard Nolan of Stockdale, OH and Herbert Nolan, address unknown. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1967

 

RIZK, Paul T.

Dr. Paul T. Rizk, 79, of Grayson, operator of the Rizk Clinic there, died Friday afternoon in an Ashland hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was formerly associated with the Stovall Hospital at Grayson which closed in 1963, and the Riverview Hospital, Louisa. Among survivors are this widow, Mrs. Estelle Rizk, author of “No More Muffled Hoofbeats”, a book about Carter County’s involvement in the Civil War; two step daughters and two brothers in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Rizk had closed the clinic until spring to join his wife, in Florida. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967

 

SALMONS, Elizabeth (Fitch)

Mrs. Elizabeth Fitch Salmons, 73, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fluty Lick Cemetery in Martin County. Survivors include four sons, Theodore and Lanford Salmons of Lawrence County, Francis Salmons, Oneida, KY, and Ulysses Grant Salmons, Columbus, OH; one brother, Arthur Fitch of Ashland; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967

 

SHELLCROFT, William W.

William W. Shellcroft, 46, of 1905 Hilton Avenue, Ashland, a laboratory technician at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, died Sunday night in a Chicago hospital where he was admitted after suffering an apparent heart attack. He had gone to Chicago to attend a workshop meeting. Mr. Shellcroft went to the Ashland hospital six years ago from the Riverview Hospital in Louisa. He was the teaching supervisor for certified laboratory assistants. He earned a B. S. degree at West Virginia University in medical technology and had been a registered technician since 1953. Mr. Shellcroft was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Angela Shellcroft, an employee of the Ashland Oil and Refining Co; two sons, John (Rip) Shellcroft, of Huntington, a member of the Marshall University football team, and Kevin Shellcroft, a student at Crabbe Elementary School, Ashland, and a daughter, Miss Karen Shellcroft of Pittsburgh. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday in Chicago. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967

 

SKEENS, Kenneth

1902-1967

Kenneth Skeens, 64, of South Amherst, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Monday in South Amherst. Funeral services will be Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. He was born December 16, 1902, in Lawrence County. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Edith Skeens, a son, Glenn Ray Skeens, at home, two daughters, Mrs. Evon Elliott of san Antonio, TX and Mrs. Jay Workman of South Amherst; three sisters, Mrs. Kelly Yates of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Charles Woods of Zelda, KY, and Mrs. Thomas Storer of Frankfort, OH; and two brothers, Willie Skeens of Fort Gay, and Hobart Skeens of Fallsburg. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1967.

 

VANHOOSE, Oscar

1881-1967

Oscar Vanhoose, 85, of Lowmansville, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Harold Stevenson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Nelson’s.  Born November 29, 1881, in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of the late Jim Lee and Martella Vanhoose. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Boyd Vanhoose, a daughter, Mrs. Marie Green and two sons, Kellan and Hercie Vanhoose, all of Lowmansville; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Ward of River, KY and Mrs. Lonie Daniels of Tutor Key, KY; four brothers, Elro Vanhoosse of Nippa, KY, Richard  Vanhoose of Tutor Key, Hubert Vanhoose of Louisville and Bert Vanhoose of Vendale, CA; and 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1967

 

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ALLEY, Everett Jay

1923-1967

Everett Jay Alley's death near Louisa, Thanksgiving day, brings a total of three deaths within the year in Lawrence County, all in traffic mishaps. The 44 year old resident of Adams, KY was struck by a car driven by William Ray Moore, 21, also of Adams, around 7:45 p.m. The tragedy occurred on Kentucky Route 32. The victim was dead at the scene, according to State Police Clyde Johns, who investigated the accident. Johns said Moore reported he was traveling west when he saw a pedestrian in the roadway trying to "flag him down". Moore said he "hit his brakes", but was unable to stop in time to avoid the fatal accident, the Trooper reported. The Lawrence County victim was born October 12, 1923, at Adams, a son of Charlie and Fannie Davis Alley. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Johnny Slogner, Mrs. James Young, and Mrs. Garland Roberts, all of Columbus; three brothers, Robert Alley of Columbus, Milt Alley, at home, and Raymond Alley of Continental, OH; and a half-brother, Bill Moore of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Evergreen Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery. The body was removed to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. Alley's death was one of 28 during the state's 102 hour Thanksgiving holiday period, which was the fifth highest in the nation. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1967

 

BLACKBURN, Carmel

1922-1967

An 81 year old retired minister, his wife, and an ambulance driver were killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash that left two other hospitalized with injuries. Dead are the Rev. Jacob W. (Buddy) Maynard, his wife, Alfair, 78, and Carmel Blackburn, 43, an employee of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. All three were Inez residents. In fair condition in the intensive care unit at Cabell-Huntington Hospital are the Maynard’s daughter and the driver of the other car. Mrs. Mittie Maynard Webb, 50, Inez, reportedly suffered head injuries and multiple cuts and fractures of the right leg. Donald Lee Pack, 25, route 5, Louisa, sustained head injuries and facial fractures. The three victims and Mrs. Webb were all occupants of a Richmond-Callaham ambulance transferring the Rev. Maynard to his home from King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Martin County coroner, John Callaham said the crash threw all four from the vehicle. He said the Maynards and Blackburn were dead at the scene. The mishap occurred about 2 p.m. on KY 3, 17 miles south of Louisa and just inside the Martin County line. The ambulance was traveling south and the Pack car north, according to Trooper Delmer Ison of the Pikeville post of Kentucky State Police. Trooper Ison said the accident occurred on a curved section of the highway. He said Pack was the only occupant of his car.

 

Mr. Blackburn, also a native of Martin County, was born December 6, 1922, a son of the late Troy and Annie Hickman Blackburn. He was a member of  the Friendship United Baptist Church near Inez and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Daisy Fannin Blackburn; a son, Darwin Daley Blackburn, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Bowen and Mrs. Barbara Pemberton both of Inez and Miss Janice Blackburn, at home; three brothers, Charles Blackburn of Columbus, OH, Troy Blackburn, Jr., serving in Vietnam, and Harvey Blackburn of Beauty; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Harmon and Mrs. Charlotte Lou Horn, both of Route 5, Inez and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Friendship Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Jimmy Grayson officiating. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery, Route 2, Inez. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

 

BOGGS, Henry

1907-1967

Henry Boggs, 61, of Ohio River Road, Greenup, KY, was dead on arrival Wednesday evening, November 22, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wash and Miranda Edwards Boggs. He was self-employed as a cabinet maker. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Ron Boggs of Wyandotte, MI and Arnold Boggs of Trenton, MI; a brother, Harry Boggs, of Blaine, KY; and a sister, Mrs. Maudie Maddox of Elliott County, KY. The body was at the J. B. Wright Funeral Home, Greenup, KY. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1967

 

BRADLEY, Louise (Childers)

1909-1967

Mrs. Louise Childers Bradley, 58, of 2826 Lexington Avenue, Ashland, died Thursday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. in an Ashland hospital following an illness of several days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. W. E. Chellgren officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Mrs. Bradley had been the instructor at the Ashland Cerebral Palsy School for the past 2 years under the Title I program. She had previously taught for 8 years at Hager and Wylie Elementary Schools, Ashland. Prior to that, she was a teacher in the Louisa school system. She was born April 3, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Corilda Belcher Childers. She moved to Ashland from Louisa 10 years ago and was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. Survivors include the husband. Gay Bradley, a daughter, Mrs. Doris Matthews, of Columbus, a son, John L. Bradley, with the U. S. Army stationed at Long Island City, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Callum, of New Boston, OH, Mrs. Mary Workman of Point Pleasant, Mrs. Elizabeth Collier of South Webster, OH and Mrs. Ethel Sammons of Portsmouth; two brothers, Clarence and Paul Childers of Portsmouth; and a grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1967

 

EDWARDS, Vola V. (Singer)

1890-1967

Mrs. Vola V. Edwards, 77, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Endicott of Genoa, after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Harl Dolen and Rev. Joe Stubbs officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. A member of the Church of God at Fort Gay, she was born July 20, 1890, in Lawrence County, OH, a daughter of the late Delbert and Mary Mitchell Singer. Her husband, James M. Edwards, died in 1952. Other survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Floyd Burns and Mrs. Glen Ward of Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. John C. Crum of Ashland; two sons, Frank Maynard of Fort Gay and Homer D. Maynard of Prichard, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fitzpatrick of Louisa, and Mrs. Glenna Johnson of Ansted, WV; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1967

 

EMMONS, Morton A.

1892-1967

A retired general manager of Meem-Haskins Coal Co., at Hazard, KY, Morton A. Emmons, 74, of Louisa, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. A member of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, he was born November 27, 1892, at Bluefield, WV, a son of the late Morton R. and Virginia Wilson Emmons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa and the Hazard Masonic Lodge. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Daisy Wilson Emmons; two sons, M. A. Emmons, Jr., of Newport News, VA and R. S. Emmons of Lynchburg, VA; three brothers, David and Richard Emmons of Portsmouth, VA and Taylor Emmons of St. Louis, MO; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Grayson of Inez, officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1967

 

ENOS, Clair (Steve)

1908-1967

Clair (Steve) Enos, 58, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died Saturday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Buchanan Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. A farmer, he was born December 21, 1908, at Waterloo, IN, a son of the late George C. and Nettie Enos. His wife, the former, Belva Lambert, died in 1966. Survivors include a grandson, Steve Kenneth Enos of Las Vegas, NV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy news, November 23, 1967

 

GARRED, Anthony Wayne

1910-1967

Anthony Wayne Garred, 57, of Louisa, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Garred was born June 5, 1910 at Louisa, a son of the late John and Lourinda Botts Garred. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Darrell Wallace and the Rev. Cecil Hill officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Amanda Matney Garred, a daughter, Mrs. Billie Williams of Seaside, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Van Reed and Mrs. Raymond Macker, both of Louisville, and Mrs. Francis Burgess of Louisa, and 5 grandchildren. Pallbearers were David B. Whites, Wayne Wooten, Arlie B. Thompson, Curtis Jones, Randolph Henson and Robert Burgess. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1967

 

HIGGINS, Bertha (Fannin)

1895-1967

Mrs. Bertha Fannin Higgins, 72, of Louisa, Route 4, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Harry Lee officiating. Burial was in Ross Cemetery. Born September 30, 1895, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Reynolds Higgins. Her husband, Bert Higgins, died November 3. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nellie Abbott of Louisa Route 4, and three brothers, Isaac and Hashell Fannin, both of Louisa route 4, and George Higgins of Catlettsburg, KY, route 2. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1967

 

 

ISON, Belle  (Boggs)

1870-1967

Mrs. Belle Ison, 97, of Blaine, died Friday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Ray Williams of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was born April 30, 1870, at Blaine, a daughter of the late James and Matilda Lyons Boggs. Her husband was the late Archie C. Ison. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Matilda Helen Miller of Reseda, CA, Mrs. Maude Wells of Burland, Mrs. Inus Miller of Burdine, KY, Mrs. Pauline Boggs of Ococe, FL, and Mrs. Christine Alexander of Detroit, MI and a son, Cecil Ison of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were conducted by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1967

 

JAYNE, Minnie (Holbrook)

1889-1967

Mrs. Minnie Holbrook Jayne, 79, of Flat Gap, KY, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of nearly two years, was buried in the family cemetery at Flat Gap following services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Born February 5, 1889, at Martha, KY, she was a daughter of the late T. P. and Sarah Sparks Holbrook. Surviving are four sons, Dr. Edgar P. Jayne of Storrs, CT, Dr. Hershell H. Jayne of Ashland, KY, James E. Jayne of Flat Gap, and William E. Jayne of Forest Park, GA; three daughters, Mrs. Leora Skaggs of Paintsville, Mrs. Carrie Faye Jones of Prestonsburg, KY and Mrs. Irene Gardner of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Mrs. H. R. Skaggs of Ashland, and Mrs. Port Dobyns of Martha; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dobyns, of Louisa, and Mrs. Ford Skaggs of Martha, attended the funeral .Mr. Dobyns was one of the pallbearers. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1967

 

JOHNS, Christopher David

1967-1967

Christopher David Johns, infant son of Harold Gene and Doris Lampert Johns of Louisa, was dead at birth Wednesday, November 1, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Greenlawn Cemetery with the  Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johns of Route 4, Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lampert of Fort Gay, WV. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1967

 

MAYNARD, Alafair (Stepp)

1889-1967

MAYNARD, Jacob W.

1886-1967

An 81 year old retired minister, his wife, and an ambulance driver were killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash that left two other hospitalized with injuries. Dead are the Rev. Jacob W. (Buddy) Maynard, his wife, Alfair, 78, and Carmel Blackburn, 43, an employee of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. All three were Inez residents. In fair condition in the intensive care unit at Cabell-Huntington Hospital are the Maynard’s daughter and the driver of the other car. Mrs. Mittie Maynard Webb, 50, Inez, reportedly suffered head injuries and multiple cuts and fractures of the right leg. Donald Lee Pack, 25, route 5, Louisa, sustained head injuries and facial fractures. The three victims and Mrs. Webb were all occupants of a Richmond-Callaham ambulance transferring the Rev. Maynard to his home from King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Martin County coroner, John Callaham said the crash threw all four from the vehicle. He said the Maynards and Blackburn were dead at the scene. The mishap occurred about 2 p.m. on KY 3, 17 miles south of Louisa and just inside the Martin County line. The ambulance was traveling south and the Pack car north, according to Trooper Delmer Ison of the Pikeville post of Kentucky State Police. Trooper Ison said the accident occurred on a curved section of the highway. He said Pack was the only occupant of his car.

 

The Rev. Maynard was a former Martin County Court deputy clerk and had served as minister of the United Baptist Church at Inez for 53 years.  He and his wife were members of the United Baptist Church at Cold Water Fork. The Rev. Maynard was born June 19, 1886, in Martin County, a son of the late Epp and Viney Preece Maynard. Mrs. Maynard was born March 14, 1889, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eunice Stepp. Surviving in addition to the daughter, are two sons, Paul Maynard of Charleston, WV and I. G. Maynard of North Middletown, KY; and five other daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cline and Mrs. Juanita Moore, both of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Listra Cline of Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Viney Mae Dickerson of Louisville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cassady of Inez. The Rev. Maynard  is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Kenny Howard of Lucasville, OH. Mrs. Maynard is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tenni Hinkle and Mrs. Edna Horn, both if Inez, and a brother Buddy Stepp of Lexington. Double funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Bethel United Baptist Church near Inez with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery at Camp Branch. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

 

 

MAYNARD, Jacob W.

1886-1967

An 81 year old retired minister, his wife, and an ambulance driver were killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash that left two other hospitalized with injuries. Dead are the Rev. Jacob W. (Buddy) Maynard, his wife, Alfair, 78, and Carmel Blackburn, 43, an employee of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. All three were Inez residents. In fair condition in the intensive care unit at Cabell-Huntington Hospital are the Maynard’s daughter and the driver of the other car. Mrs. Mittie Maynard Webb, 50, Inez, reportedly suffered head injuries and multiple cuts and fractures of the right leg. Donald Lee Pack, 25, route 5, Louisa, sustained head injuries and facial fractures. The three victims and Mrs. Webb were all occupants of a Richmond-Callaham ambulance transferring the Rev. Maynard to his home from King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Martin County coroner, John Callaham said the crash threw all four from the vehicle. He said the Maynards and Blackburn were dead at the scene. The mishap occurred about 2 p.m. on KY 3, 17 miles south of Louisa and just inside the Martin County line. The ambulance was traveling south and the Pack car north, according to Trooper Delmer Ison of the Pikeville post of Kentucky State Police. Trooper Ison said the accident occurred on a curved section of the highway. He said Pack was the only occupant of his car.

 

The Rev. Maynard was a former Martin County Court deputy clerk and had served as minister of the United Baptist Church at Inez for 53 years.  He and his wife were members of the United Baptist Church at Cold Water Fork. The Rev. Maynard was born June 19, 1886, in Martin County, a son of the late Epp and Viney Preece Maynard. Mrs. Maynard was born March 14, 1889, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eunice Stepp. Surviving in addition to the daughter, are two sons, Paul Maynard of Charleston, WV and I. G. Maynard of North Middletown, KY; and five other daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cline and Mrs. Juanita Moore, both of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Listra Cline of Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Viney Mae Dickerson of Louisville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cassady of Inez. The Rev. Maynard  is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Kenny Howard of Lucasville, OH. Mrs. Maynard is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tenni Hinkle and Mrs. Edna Horn, both if Inez, and a brother Buddy Stepp of Lexington. Double funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Bethel United Baptist Church near Inez with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery at Camp Branch. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

 

MCCLURE, Bessie (Snyder)

1885-1967

Mrs. A. C. McClure of Lady Washington Street, a well known and highly esteemed person, succumbed Friday, 1 p.m. in a local hospital following an extended illness. The deceased, Bessie Snyder McClure, was born July 28, 1885, a daughter of the late Jefferson and Sallie McClure Snyder, early settlers of Louisa. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Service Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Louisa Woman’s Club and Louise Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. McClure, after her married to Mr. McClure 55 years ago, lived for a number of years in Norton, VA, where she was an active member of the Methodist Church, serving as teacher of Philathia Sunday School class, until leaving there in 1920. It was only recently that she purchased a home to be given the church in remembrance of her faithful and dedicated service. After returning to Louisa, she was, before retirement, associated in business with her husband for several years. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors other than the husband, include two nieces, Mrs. Ray Meek, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. John Ross of Charlottesville, VA. Pallbearers were Eldred E. Adams, Jack Crutcher, J. R. Miller, Dr. Philip Carter, Jerry Hazlett and Jim K. Miller, Big Sandy News, November 16, 1967

 

MCCORMICK, Carl P.

1941-1967

Sgt. Carl P. McCormick, 26, of Gartrell Street, Ashland, who lost both legs on October 26 in action in Vietnam died Sunday in a hospital there. Sgt. McCormick’s limbs were shattered in the explosion of a booby trap mine and later, were amputated below the knees. He was inducted into the U. S. Army on September 13, 1966, and assigned to Vietnam last February 22. He was born February 18, 1941, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Harold and Ruby Lunsford McCormick, who moved to Sharon, PA, two months ago from rural Boyd County. He was a member of the 1959 graduating class at Boyd County High School and was employed at Armco Steel Corp. for five years before entering the armed forces. He was a member of Normal Presbyterian Church. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Darlene Morrison McCormick, an office employee of the G. C. Murphy Co., Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Cleo Hutchinson of Keawnee, IL; two brothers, Robert McCormick of Flatwoods, and Sp-5 James McCormick of Ft. Hood, TX and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCormick of Summit. The body will be returned to the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1967

 

MOORE, Martin Luther

1889-1967

Martin Luther Moore, 78, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday, November 22, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 14 months. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired farmer and a veteran of World War I, he was born October 5, 1889, at Mattie, KY, a son of the late Lanton and Louanna Thompson Moore. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie (Moore) Moore; a son, Wendell Moore of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Milton McKinster of Adams, Mrs. Fred Parsons, of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Edward Kruse of Stryker, OH; three brandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Burns, Ball, Ted Dewees, Lewis Moore, Rickie Moore, Harold Moore and Lowell Pack. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1967

 

PARSONS, Everett

1914-1967

Everett Parsons, 53, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Rush Baptist Church on Mill Creek with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Parson Cemetery on Paddle Creek. A former employee of the General Motors Corp., at Columbus, he was born April3, 1914, in Wayne County, a son of Samuel and Nary Webb Parsons of Fort Gay. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jean Collins of West Monroe, LA, and Misses Betty Lou and Beulah Mae Parsons, at home; a son, Charles Lee Parsons of Radnor, WV; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Stiltner of Prichard, WV and five brothers, Franklin, William David, Earl and Sylvester Parsons, all of Fort Gay, Route 2, and Arthur Parsons of Prichard. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home, Monday. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

 

PIGG, James M.

1896-1967

James M. Pigg, Jr., 71, died Saturday in Middletown, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Baker Funeral Home in Middletown. Burial was held there. He was born August 1, 1896, in Louisa, the son of the late James M. and Mary Crabtree Pigg. He was formerly employed with the U. S. Corps of Engineers at old Lock E on the Big Sandy River. He moved to Middletown from Catlettsburg about 20 years ago. He was a retied employee of Armco Steel Corp. at Middletown and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mollie Fannin Pigg; two sons, Jack and Kenneth Pigg; both of Middletown; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Jo Gentry of Middletown and Mrs. Ruth Shyers of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Wechsler and Mrs. Nancy Reeves, both of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Carrie Berry of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Cecil Hale of Ashland and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30,1967

 

ROBINETT, Virgil

189601967

Virgil Robinett, 71, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, died Saturday after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Spruce Lick Baptist Church on Fort Gay, Route 1, of which he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher, with the Rev. Jesse Hager officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery there. A retired carpenter, foreman for the Norfolk and Western Railway, he was born August 11, 1896, in Wayne County, a son of the late Alex and Lora Wellman Robinett.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Adreen Billups Robinett; four sons, John C. and Don Robinett of Fort Gay, S-Sgt. Leroy Robinett, with the U. S. Air Force in Omaha, NB and Joe Mike Robinett of Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche  Branham of Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Ruth Branham of Columbus, OH; three brothers, M. J. Robinett of Wayne, Clyde Robinett of Rittman, OH, and Loven Robinett of Franklin, ID; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Waller and Mrs. Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Mrs. Morris Skeens of Washington, D. C., 30 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Morris-Booten Funeral Home at Wayne. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1967

 

TACKETT, Edward Lee

1892-1967

Edward Lee Tackett, 75, of Louisa, route 4, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Lambert of Wurtland, KY, route 5, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Newcombe Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Eli Moore officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery. A retired signalman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., he was born May 30, 1892, at Wheelersburg, KY, a son of the late George W. and Frankie Jane Crace Tackett. He was a member of the Methodist church and was a veteran of World War I. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Josephine Roark Tackett; another daughter, Mrs. George Songer of Columbus, GA; eight sons, Taylor V. and Tillman R. Tackett of Casper, WY, Talmadge, L. Tackett of Crandon, WS, George W. Tackett, with the U. S. Air Force in Germany, John A. Tackett of Louisa, route 4, Hager Tackett with the U. S. Air Force in Dayton, OH, Paul Edward Tackett of New York, and Jack Tackett of Fallsburg; two brothers, Ward Tackett of Catlettsburg, KY, and Jesse Tackett of Louisa, Route 4, and a half-brother, Alfred Lemaster, of Jackson, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1967

 

WILEY, Mary (Terry)

Mrs. Mary Terry Wiley, 95, of Estill, KY, passed away October 31, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Okie Collier with whom she had resided the past 8 years. A daughter of the late Isaac and Polly Hayes Terry, she was united in marriage to Thomas Wiley, who preceded her in death in 1939. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 2, at 1 p.m. from the Martin Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Green Boyd officiating. Burial followed in the Glo Cemetery at Estill under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home. Surviving are a son, William Samuel Terry of Louisa; two brothers, Linsey Terry of Columbus, OH and John Terry of Westwood, KY; one sister, Mrs. Ida Davis, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1967

 

WINCHELL, Chester Arthur

1944-1967

Staff Sgt. Chester Arthur Winchell, Jr., 23, of Fort Gay, Route 1, was killed November 11, while serving with the U. S. Army in Vietnam. The former football player and graduate of Fort Gay High School had been in Vietnam for four weeks and in the service four years. He was born August 4, 1944, at Fort Gay, a son of Chester A. and Bertha Gibson Winchell of Fort Gay, route 1. Other survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Matt Butcher of South Point, OH, Mrs. James Sturgill of Thornville, OH, Mrs. Edward Frasher of Panama City, FL, Mrs. Leroy Meade of Pataskala, OH and Mrs. John C. Robinette of Fort Gay, Route 1, and three brothers, Clyde Winchell of Creston, OH, Vernon Winchell of Rittman, OH and Ray Winchell of Fort Gay, Route 1. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Wednesday and was taken to the home of the parents, Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. where it will remain until funeral time. Military funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Spence Lick Baptist Church on Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager bringing the message. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

 

YOUNG, Louise (Holbrook)

1883-1967

Mrs. Louise Young, 84, of 1243 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH passed away Tuesday, November 14, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Columbus. She was born June 15, 1883, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jonia and Sarah Hicks Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 17, at 1 p.m. under the direction of the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus. Survivors include one son, Milton Young, of Columbus, three daughters, Mrs. Ella Pfost, Whitehall, OH, Mrs. Dora Horn and Mrs. Hester Griffith, both of Columbus, 22 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Luther Holbrook, Springfield, OH, Charlie Holbrook, Webbville, KY, and John Holbrook, Kanawha, WV; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Jones, Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1967

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ADAMS, Ida (Berry)

1891-1967

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Adams, 76, of Route 4, Louisa, who died Wednesday, November 29, following an extended illness, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Paul Diamond officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. She was born on Route 3, Louisa, April 24, 1891, daughter of the late William and Alafair Spillman Berry. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Smith Adams, two daughters, Mrs. Earsel Webb, of Las Vegas, NV and Mrs. Ray Diamond, Fallsburg, KY; three sons, Jack Adams, Route 4 Louisa, Smith Adams, Jr., route 3, Louisa, and Henry J. Adams, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Newsome, Route 3, and Mrs. J. M. Adams, Route 1, Louisa; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1967

 

CARROLL, Frances (Lee)

Mrs. Frances Lee Carroll, 49, of 607 Jefferson St., Louisa, died at her home Saturday after a seven month illness. Mrs. Carroll was born May 3, 1918, at Jackson, KY, a daughter of the late James and Minerva Morris Lee. She was a member of the Jackson Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Richard Carroll; two daughters, Barbara and Brenda Carroll, both at home, three sons, George, Dewey, and Dwight Carroll, all at home; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ellen Egnor of Columbus, OH; two stepsons, Edward and Beecher Carroll, both of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Crittenden of Knox, IN, Misses Mollie and Ruth Lee, both of Jackson; two brothers James and George Lee, both of Jackson. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Tick Ridge Cemetery at Olive Hill. The body was taken form the Heston Funeral Home to the residence and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1967

 

DAVIS, Mary Effie (Davis)

1874-1967

Mrs. Effie Davis, 93, of Ulysses, KY, died Monday morning at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the home with the Rev. Garfield Booth. Burial was in the George Cemetery at Ulysses. She was born May 14, 1874, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Borders Davis. Her husband, Henry Davis, die din 1952. Survivors include 2 daughters, Edith and Ellie Davis, at home. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1967

 

FRAZIER, Chester A.

1890-1967

Chester A. Frazier, 77, of Kermit, WV, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in a South Williamson hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday fron the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Maynard-Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. He was born on October 25, 1890, at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Dr. Samuel and Fannie N. Bartram Frazier. He was also a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Little; a son Chester A. Frazier, Jr., of Kermit, a sister, Mrs. J. Carl Crum of Deland, FL and a brother, Dr. S. Z. Frazier of LaMesa, TX. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1967

 

GEORGE, Stella (Davis)

Mrs. Stella George, 87, of Ulysses, KY, died Monday morning in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of two months. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Borders Chapel with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Daniels Cemetery at Ulysses. She was born December 25, 1880, a daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Borders Davis. Her husband, John George, died in 1958. Survivors include two sons, John George of Ulysses and Charles George of Hamilton, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Preston of Ulysses; and a sister, Mrs. Effie David of Ulysses. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1967

 

GRIFFITH, Clara (Campbell)

1914-1967

Mrs. Clara Griffith, 53, of Blaine, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Church of God at Blaine with the Rev. Ralph Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka, KY. Born March 26, 1914, at Blaine, she was a daughter of George and Lora Church Campbell of Blaine. Other survivors include the husband, Charlie Griffith; two sons, Ray and Ivan Griffith at home; tow sisters. Mrs. Mary Kimbler of Sitka and Mrs. Hazel Griffith of Columbus, OH and a brother, Bascom Campbell, Paintsville, KY. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1967

 

HACKWORTH, Madolyn Jean (Boggs)

1927-1967

Mrs. Madolyn Jean Hackworth, 40, of Pedro, OH, route 1, died Saturday, November 25, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 28, at 2 p.m. from the Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Ison Gibson and the Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Mamre Cemetery at Kitts Hill, OH. Born April 30, 1927, in Ironton, OH, she was a daughter of Mrs. Bertha Gore Boggs of Ironton and the late J. Cecil Boggs. She was a graduate of Hanging Rock High School and a member of the Fox Hollow Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to the mother include the husband, LeRoy Hackworth, Sr., four daughters, Katrina Ann, Rosalyn Gayle, Rebecca Sue, and Nina Virginia Hackworth and two sons, Lee Roy, Jr., and William Arthur Hackworth, all at home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Annie Frances Baranoski of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Lois Russell of Dayton, OH; a stepson, Edwin Lee Hackworth of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Carol A. Ansell of Chesapeake, VA and Mrs. Geraldine B. Caines of Ashland, formerly of Route 4, Louisa, and two brothers, Cecil S. and Clyde F. Lee of Ironton. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1967

 

HAYES, Floyd

Floyd Hayes, 35, of Dearborn, MI, died Monday in a Michigan hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at 3 p.m. from the Tabor Creek Baptist Church with the  Rev. Orion Sallards officiating. Burial was in the Wellman cemetery on Fort Gay route 1, He was born at Nashville, a son of Mrs. Molly Hayes of Nashville and the late Lee Hayes. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Wellman Hayes, formerly of Fort Gay, Route 1, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Lorraine Hayes, at home, four sons, Floyd, Toby Lee, Nathan, and Ronald Craig Hayes, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Henry of Nashville and Mrs. Jessie Carter; two brothers, John Henry Hayes of Michigan and Tom Hayes of California. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1967

 

KENNEDY, Frank Gordon

1901-1967

Frank Gordon Kennedy, 66, of Shoals, WV, Route 1, WV, who died Saturday, was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery on WV 75 near Kenova following funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Lynn Chapel of the Methodist Church near the home. A retired employee of the Huntington district U. S. Engineers and a veteran of World Wars I and II, he was born February 5, 1901, in Boyd County, KY, a son of the late Robert Lee and Amanda Ward Kennedy. He was a member of the Wayne Lodge 18, AF & AM at Wayne. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Walfrey Kennedy, two sons, Gordon Kennedy, serving in the Army in Turkey, and Franklin Kennedy, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Keith Johnson of Lavalette; a brother, Robert Kennedy of Kenova; three sisters, Mrs. Ike Lockwood of Louisa, KY, Mrs. E. G. Irvin of Kettering, OH, and Mrs. Virginia Kennedy of Kenova and four grandchildren. The body was taken tot he church an hour before the services from the Reger Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1967

 

PACK, Acie

1902-1967

Acie Pack, 65, of Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in Pack Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. He was born August 12, 1902, at Inez, KY, a son of the late Albert and Janie McCoy Pack and was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway employee. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Marcum Pack, died in 1963. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert Hamilton of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Don Hanshaw and Mrs. James L. Crum of Louisa, Mrs. Jess Savage of Columbus, OH, and Linda Pack at home; and seven sons, Freelin, Ted, Harlan, Melvin and Glen Pack of Louisa and Ova and Arthur Pack of Columbus. The body was taken tot he home of Freelin Pack from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1967

 

SWANN, Elsworth

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Swann of Charley, KY, have received word that their son, Elsworth, has died while undergoing surgery in Vietnam. According to the telegram, he was wounded by shrapnel from a land mine. The 22 years old solider had been in the service of his country for around 8 months. The arrival of the body and funeral arrangements are indefinite. The body will be received by the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1967

 

SPARKS, Houston

1892-1967

Houston Sparks, 75, of Blaine, died Thursday morning, November 30, at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Blaine Cemetery. Born February 27, 1892, he was a son of the late Lewis and Mary Ross Sparks, and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Boggs Sparks; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Castle, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Robert Wells of Blaine, and Mrs. Alice Barker; one son, Ronald Sparks of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence  Sparks, of Blaine, Mrs. Lindsey Blankenship of Columbus, Mrs. Alice Bayles of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Harvey Roberson of Ashland; one brother, Allen Sparks of Blaine, and 13 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1967

 

WELLMAN, Infant

1967-1967

Infant Wellman, daughter of James Everett and Phoebe Ann Borders Wellman, of Lexington, formerly of Louisa was buried Sunday following graveside services at Blackburn Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, James at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Borders, of Ulysses, the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Cleo Houp of Erlanger, KY. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News,  December 21, 1967

 

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