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BURGESS, George R.

1879-1968

George R. Burgess, 88, of Lady Washington Street, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in an Ashland nursing home following an illness of one year. He was born June 20, 1879, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Cornelius and Julia McClure Burgess, frontier settlers. He was a retired banker, a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, and the Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195 F & AM. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in  Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. J. J. Jordan and Mrs. J. Q Lackey of Louisa; three nephews, A. H. Snyder of Louisa, N. B. Conley of Sarasota, FL, and James B. Hughes of Louisa and several great nieces and nephews. Masonic rites were conducted Saturday evening, 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with Ruric Smith, master of ceremonies and William Holt, chaplain. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Men's Bible Class of which he was a faithful member as long as health permitted. Active pallbearers were the Post Office Staff headed by P.M. W. A. Patton, Raymond Butler, Harold Gene Johns, Jarrett Peters, Gene Hewlett, and Bernard Nelson. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

CHAPMAN, Tommy Lenn

1967-1968

Tommy Lenn Chapman, 5 month old son of Chester and Edna Diamond Chapman of route 3, Louisa, died Sunday in King's Daughters' hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery Route 3, Louisa. He was born August 9, in Louisa. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Miss Nancy Carol Chapman of Louisa and Miss Carolyn Chapman, at home; three brothers, Danny, Donny and Ronnie Chapman, all at home the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hester Chapman of Lowmansville, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Diamond of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

CAUDILL, Hobert

1899-1967

Hobert Caudill, 68, of Route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday, December 27, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, from the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church near Blaine, KY, with the Rer. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery on Brushy. A retired miner and steelworker, he was born October 3, 1899, at Blaine, a son of the late John R. and Samantha Baker Caudill. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Ward, of Rawson, OH; three sons, John M. Caudill of Louisa, Route 4, Hobert Caudill of Bluefield, VA, and Douglas Caudill of Whitehouse, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Thursie Cordle of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Esta Ward of Wakefield, OH; three brothers,  Jesse Caudill of Wilbur, KY, Minyard Caudill of Columbus, and Selcie Caudill of Minford, OH; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

DANIEL, Walter

1911-1968

Walter Daniel, 56, Nippa, died Friday at his home in Paintsville following an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church by the Rev. O. I. Williams, the Rev. Lonzo Reed, and the Rev. F. F. Rigsby.  Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at Sitka. He was born Sept. 29, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Garfield and Stella Mae Green Daniel.  He was a retired miner. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Bertha Mae O’Bryan Daniel; four sons, Walter Daniel of Celsia, MI, Kenneth E. Daniel of Baltimore, MD; Leonard R. and Charles R. Daniel, both at home; a step-son, James Lonzo Salyers of Hager Hill; five brothers, Leslie Daniel of South Vienna, OH, Edgar Daniel and Herschell Daniel, both or Urbana, OH, Car Daniel of Elizabeth, IN and Roy Daniel of New Albany, IN, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Eddings of Clarksville, IN and a grandson. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1968

 

ELSWICK, John W.

1901-1968

John W. Elswick, 66, of 645 43rd Street, Ashland, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Elswick was born November 2, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David W. and Laura Queen Elswick. He was a retired  maintenance supervisor with Ashland Oil & Refining Co. retiring in December 1966, after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church, chairman of the Pastoral Relations Committee at the church, a member of the Church's  board of trustees, and a former Sunday School superintendent. Mr. Elswick was also a member of the Greenhill Masonic Lodge at Bolt's Fork. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Goldie Miller Elswick; a sister, Mrs. H. H. Higgins of Ashland and two brothers, Kit Carson Elswick of Louisa, and Earl Elswick of Route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Albert C. Allen officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were James Snyder, Paul McGary, Emory Fannin, C. J. Bolton, O. J. Castle, and Earl Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Regular Fellows Sunday School Class at Centenary Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1968

 

FYFFE, Della (Holbrook)

1879-1968

Mrs. L. D. Fyffe, 88, of Louisa, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, following a six weeks illness. Della Holbrook Fyffe, a former teacher, was born October 18, 1879, at Martha, KY. She was a daughter of the late Ferrett E. and Mary Gambill Holbrook. She received her education at Martha and Blaine schools under the late G. Milton Elam, a noted educator. Although retired, she retained her keen interest through the many years in the school children of Lawrence County, always assisting them in their studies when she had an opportunity. Her husband, Judge Fyffe, to whom she was married October 12, 1906, preceded her in death November 1956. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 62 years prior to death. Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Claude Fyffe of Ashland, former circuit Court Clerk, Lawrence County, Rennie Fyffe of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Charles A. Holbrook of Londonderry, OH and Gene E. Holbrook of Bradenton, FL; three grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Fred Arrington, Russell Dobyns, M. S. Rice, Robert Vinson, John McNabb and Dewey Moore. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

HAMMOND, Bertha

1904-1967

Miss Bertha Hammond, 63, of Louisa, route 4, died Friday, December 22, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 24, from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Hammond Cemetery on Route 4. Born September 27, 1904, on Route 4, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Hattie Howell Hammond. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Virgil Boggs of Milton, WV and five brothers, W. S. Hammond of Ashland, KY, Albert Hammond of Gallipolis, OH, Raymond Hammond of Louisa, route 4, and Celcus and Joe Hammond  of Notomine, WV. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

HAYES, Erma (Hinkle)

1897-1968

Mrs. Erma Hayes, 70, of Berlin Heights, OH, formerly of Charley, died Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Berlin Heights.  Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late Charley and Alice Castle Hinkle and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating.  Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at Charley. Surviving are two sons, Really C. Hayes, Elijah Hayes of CA; five daughters, Miss Stella Hayes, Greenville, KY, Mrs. Bertha Hicks and Miss Mary Hayes of Berlin Heights, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of OK  and Mrs. Opal Lyon of Charley; two brothers, William Hinkle of Rte. 1, Louisa, and Jay Hinkle of Louisa; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

HUDAK, John

Funeral services for a one hundred year old retired miner, John Hudak, was held Friday at Hall Brother's Chapel in Inez, with the Rev. Lee Frankstone officiating. A native of Hungary the centenarian had been a patient in a local hospital for some time. Burial was made in the Davidson Cemetery at Ivel, KY. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

LACKEY, Margaret

Miss Margaret Lackey, a native Louisan, died Tuesday morning, January 2, at her home in Cincinnati, OH. She was a daughter of the late Alexander and Hannah Moore Lackey and lived in Louisa for many years. Miss Lackey attended the Kentucky Normal School at Louisa and was a graduate of Wells College. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Codding and Mrs. Robert Peters, a niece. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 5, at 1 p.m. from the Frederick Funeral Home, 18 Calhoun St. Coreyville, Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

LAKIN, Charles C.

1884-1968

Charles C. Lakin, 83, of 2309 Crooks Street, Ashland, a native of Lawrence County, who died at 10:45 p.m. Friday in an Ashland hospital after a long illness, was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park following funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. John P. Wheeler. Born April 17, 1884, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Samuel and Katherine Simpson Lakin. He was a member and a deacon of Central Baptist Church, was a former employee of the Fields Furniture Co. Store and a retired agent of Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. His wife, Mrs. Ethel Lakin died in November of 1967. Surviving are a son, Delbert Lakin of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Nora Enyart of Switzer, WV; 3 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

LEWIS, Virgil

1906-1968

Virgil Lewis, 61, of Blaine, died Saturday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Beech Grove United Baptist Church at Isonville, KY of which he was a member, with the Rev. Rufus Fannin and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Barker Cemetery at Isonville. A farmer, he was born February 3, 1906, in Elliott County, KY, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Oma Eldridge Lewis. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lissie Maxie Lewis; six daughters, Mrs. Hazel York and Mrs. Dexie Thompson of Marion, OH, Mrs. Lexie Cox of Ezel, KY, Mrs. Millie Bright and Miss Geneva Lewis of Hinesville, GA and Miss Janis Lewis at home; seven sons, Willie, Willard and Bill Lewis, all of Marion, OH and Harvey, Harold Dean, Roger Dale, and Timothy Joe Lewis, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Trusty of West Liberty, KY and Mrs. Esta Skaggs of Paintsville, KY, two brothers, Steve Lewis of Moon, KY and roscoe Lewis of West Liberty and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1968

 

MILLER, Clyde Lyndell

1882-1968

Clyde Lyndell Miller, 85, prominent attorney, died in Lexington Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born April 14, 1882, at Canal Winchester, OH, a son of the late Joshua Kidwell Miller and Emily Cramer Miller. His wife, Mrs. Kenna Ferguson Miller, preceded him in death in 1948. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, had retired from the practice of law. He was a member of the Lawrence County and Kentucky Bar Associations and was Louisa's oldest attorney. Surviving are a brother, Miles C. Miller of Miami, FL; a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold G. Robinson of Wurtland and two grandsons, Smith R. Armstrong, III, of Lexington and James K. Miller of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Lawrence County Bar Association; Fred See, Kit Carson Elswick, Eldred E. Adams, M. J. See, W. D. Sparks, David B. Whites, Frederick (Ted) See, and Gene Wilson. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

MOORE, Fannie (Hayes)

1891-1968

Mrs. John M. Moore, a well known and beloved citizen of Louisa, passed away Friday in a Georgetown, KY, hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Moore had gone to Georgetown to spend the Christmas holidays with her son, Ollie J. Moore and family. She was stricken with a heart attack and rushed to a hospital. She was seemingly much better when the sudden end came. The deceased, Fannie Spencer Moore, a native of Charley, KY, was born February 8,1 891, a daughter of the late Lafe C. and Juliana Spencer Hayes, prominent citizens of that area of Lawrence County. She had been a faithful member of the First Methodist Church for the past 30 years, the Woman's Society of Christian Service and was a member of the official board of the church. She was also a member of Louisa Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95, of Louisa. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, in 1953. Funeral services were conducted Monday, 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, Dr. Wilheim Chellgren officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the son, Ollie J. of Georgetown, and one daughter, Mrs. Lucian Ball of Grandville, MI; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Pallbearers were M. S. Rice, Harry Roberts, Bill Copley, Robert K. Simpson, George Hagaman, L. Wayne Wooten, Dr. Phillip Carter, and Clyde Daniels. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

MOORE, Giles Howard

1908-1967

A wave of highway tragedies hit Louisa and Lawrence County last week snuffing out the lives of two men and badly injuring a father and mother of five children. Two men killed were both names Howard Moore, no relation so far as the News is informed. The other accident was a family from Findlay, OH, Mr. and Mrs. James Poe, Jr., enroute to Prestonsburg, KY. The parents were seriously injured as well as some members of the family. Funeral services for Giles Howard Moore, 59, of Louisa, Route 2, who died in a Huntington hospital, Sunday evening, December 24 of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car near his home, were held Wednesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. The services were conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating with burial in the Moore Cemetery on Dry Ridge. Mr. Moore was struck by a vehicle driven by Johnny Reynolds, 17, who lives with his parents next door to the Moore home on Three Mile Road. According the Sheriff G. J. Lemaster, Mr. Moore was almost totally blind and had apparently just walked onto the highway from a side road about 4:30 p.m. when the accident occurred. The driver was not charged. He was born October 31, 1908, at Adams, KY, a son of Mrs. Jennie Simpson Moore of Louisa Route 2, and the late Lindsey Moore. He was a member of the Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Inez Moore of Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Fry of Logan, WV and Loretta Moore of Cincinnati; two sons, Howard Linden and Giles and the mother, Mrs. Jennie S. Moore. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

MOORE, Howard Homer

1911-1967

Howard H. Moore, 58, of Adams, KY, a well-known Louisa attorney, was killed instantly, Wednesday, December 27, 5:30 p.m. in a car-truck collision on U. S. 23, at the highway's junction with Madison Street, Louisa. Trooper Clyde Johns of the state police reported Mr. Moore was en route to his home from his office when the accident occurred. The trooper said the Moore vehicle, which was coming off Madison onto U. S. 23 pulled into the path of a northbound tractor-trailer driven by William Herman Baughman, 27, of Natrona, PA. Mr. Baughman told police he swerved to the left in an attempt to miss the Moore car. The rig struck the right front fender and bumper of the Moore car, knocking it about 60 feed. The tractor unit then went across a traffic island into the southbound lane, struck a 1966 Mustang driven by Michael Ray Short, 19, of Louisa, Route 4. There were no other injuries. The tractor-trailer is owned by National Trucking, Inc. of Monroeville, PA. Trooper Johns reported that the Moore car was a total loss. Mr. Moore had been a practicing attorney in Louisa since 1954. He was born in Lawrence county, September 7, 1909, a son of the late Joe D. and  Octavia Adams Moore. He was educated at Berea College and the Jefferson School of Law. He was a member of the Lawrence County and the Kentucky Bar Associations, Rotary Club and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ella Faye Preston Moore; one son, Howard Francis Moore of Lexington; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Karen Albright of Ft. Knox, and one sister, Miss Mary Belle Moore of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Larry Buskirk of Morehead, Rev. William Stratton former pastor and the present pastor Rev. Wilheim Chellgren officiating. Burial was made in the Thompson Cemetery at Mattie.  Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

PHILLIPS, Buell Estill

1910-1967

Mr. Buell Estill Phillips, 57, of Franklin, OH, died at a Dayton, OH hospital a couple of hours after arrival, December 27, 1967. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born November 17, 1910, in Elliott County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James M. Phillips, (better known in Louisa as "Granny Phillips' son).  Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 29, from the Eaton Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. H. S. Gessner officiating. Burial was made in Springboro, OH Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Annie Beam Phillips; 5 children, Mrs. Ronnie Eckhart, Springboro, Carol Sue, Mike, Lindy and Patty, at home; also 1 sister, Mrs. Elmer Adkins of Louisa; four brothers, Sterlin Phillips of Sandy Hook, KY, Willie Phillips, Grayson, KY, John Phillips, Middletown, OH and Virgil Phillips, Lebanon, OH. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

PRESTON, Robert Steven

1939-1968

Robert Steven Preston, 28, of Louisa, died Tuesday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. German Walters officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born October 11, 1939, at Richardson, KY, he was a son of Mrs. Edna Preston and the late Mose Preston.  A construction worker, he was a member of Ashland 350, Loyal Order of the Moose, and a military service veteran.   Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Robert Maxwell Myers of Harrodsburg, KY; a brother John Arthur Preston of Ashland; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Preston of Richardson, and stepfather, William Childers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

SHORT, Laura (Leedy)

1880-1968

Mrs. Laura Short, 87, of Yatesville, KY, died Sunday morning in a Louisa nursing home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. She was born April 20, 1880, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late James and Ida Lou Goins Leedy. Her husband, Millard F. Short, died in 1956. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 52 years. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ida Lou Kelly and Mrs. Joe Viurett of Louisville, Mrs. Claudia Justice of Charleston and Mrs. Sherwood Sparks and Mrs. Bill Little of Beckley; three sons, Harlan Short at home, Walter Short of Ashland, and Millard F. Short, Jr., of Logan; 8 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 18,1 968

 

SIAS, Matilda

Mrs. Matilda Sias, 81, of 2106 Jefferson Ave., Huntington, died Thursday, January 4. She was the mother of Mrs. Vonnie Burchett of Louisa. Mrs. Sias was the oldest charter member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Gimlet Hollow, Huntington. Also surviving are the husband, James B. Sias; four other daughters, three sons, a brother and seven sisters. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

SKAGGS, James

1902-1968

James Skaggs, 65, of 405 Lock Ave., Louisa, a former Louisa city councilman, died Sunday morning at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Beech Grove Baptist Church, of which he was a member with the Rev. Elzie Preston and the Rev. Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Martha. He was born June 13, 1902, in Johnson County, a son of the late James H. and Mary Boggs Skaggs. He was a retired mechanic and owned and operated a garage in Louisa for several years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Floa Peters Skaggs, a daughter, Mrs. Cooksey, of Columbus; a foster daughter, Mrs. Joyce Frazier of Louisa; a son, Hershel Skaggs of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Collier, Mrs. Tennie Wheeler and Mrs. Mary Conley of Louisa; a brother, H. C. Skaggs, also of Louisa; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

TAYLOR, Sara Rebecca (Barnes)

1914-1968

Mrs. Sara Rebecca Taylor, 54, of Route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, January 18, in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. A native of Clay County, WV, Mrs. Taylor was born January 7, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Serena Gray Barnes. She was a past worthy matron of Louisa Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Leon H. Taylor, two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Blevins of Ashland and Mrs. Ezra Thompson of Parkersburg, WV; a son, Hubert D. Taylor of Route 5, Louisa,; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Bean of Cincinnati, Mrs. Ronnie Lanham of Dunbar, WV and Mrs. Cecil Saulsberry of Clay Courthouse, WV; a brother, Wannie Barnes of Sissonville, WV, and five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Eastern Star memorial services were conducted at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Martha (Stepp)

1908-1968

Mrs. Martha Thompson, 59, Route 1, Fort Gay, died Thursday, January 18, in an Ashland hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. E. E. Winters and the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in Christian Cemetery there. Born in Martin County, February 2, 1908, she was a daughter of Mrs. Pearlie Stepp of Radnor, WV and the late Clearcy Simpkins Stepp. She was a member of the Church of God. Additional survivors include the husband, Beecher Thompson; one sister, Mrs. Joe Smith of Radnor, WV, and three brothers, Philip Stepp of Chattaroy, WV, Johnny Stepp of Rittman, OH, and Herbert Stepp of Columbus, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Louria (Akers)

1899-1968

Mrs. Louria Akers Wellman, 68, of Prichard, died Wednesday, January 10, in a Louisa hospital. A native of Fort Gay, Mrs. Wellman was born May 14, 1899, a daughter of the late Billy and Eliza Akers. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Prichard Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are the husband, George A. Wellman, two brothers, Freelan and Fred Akers of Prichard; a half-sister, Mrs. Nannie Akers of Chesapeake, OH, and a half-brother, Harlan Perry of Prichard, WV. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1968

 

WILLIAMS, Dolly Frances (Williamson)

1876-1967

Mrs. Dolly Frances Williams, 91, of Point Section, Louisa, KY, Route 5, died Friday, December 22, at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 24, from the Point Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Kirk officiating. Burial was in Salmons Cemetery on Yellow Creek. A telephone operator of Kermit, WV, until her retirement, she was born April 5, 1876, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Fanny Carry Williamson. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 72 years and the Eastern Star at Kermit. Her husband, Charles Williams, died 44 years ago. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene W. Norton and Miss Aileen Williams, at home; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1968

 

WOOTEN, Joseph Arthur

1911-1968

Joseph Arthur Wooten, 56, of Ashland, died Thursday, at Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. A member of the United Baptist Church at Richardson, KY, he was born February 6, 1911, at Gallup, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Meridah Chapman Wooten. An employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mable Perry Wooten; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Preston, of Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Wilbur of Richardson, Mrs. Ray Miller of Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Anna Preston of Louisa, and Mrs. Marybell Perry of Morehead, KY; two brothers, Dexter Wooten of Chapman, KY and Fred Wooten of Gallup, and three grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, January 11, 1968

 

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ADKINS, Fannie

1880-1968

Fannie Adkins, 87, of 503 Lackey Avenue, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in an Ashland hospital. Born June 7, 1880, at Potters, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Permellia Adkins. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Haymond, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby  Caperton, of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Permellia Johnson of Ashland, and Mrs. Sarah Collins of Flat Rock, MI; one son, Bill Moore of route 2, Louisa, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

BARTRAM, Cecil

Cecil Bartram, Jr., 46, of 158 Harker Street, Mansfield, OH, died Thursday, February 25, in a Mansfield, hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Bartram Chapel at Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Peters Cemetery there. A native of Raceland, Mr. Bartram was born September 6, 1921, a son of Mrs. Della Peters Bartram of Mansfield and the late Cecil Bartram, Sr. He was employed with the Dominion Electric Co. in Mansfield. Surviving in addition to the mother are two brothers, Homer Bartram at home, and Donald Bartram of Indian River City, FL and a sister, Mrs. Herbert Hill of Mansfield. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

BOWE, Thomas Henry

1871-1968

Thomas Henry Bowe, 96, Louisa, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday after a brief illness. He was born February 25, 1871, at Busseyville, a son of the late William Thomas and Trinvilla Bradley Bowe. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Smokey Valley Church. His wife, Julia Castle Bowe, died in 1955. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Smokey Valley Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Bowe Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Thompson and Mrs. Egie Nolan, Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Burton, Ashland and Mrs. Lakie Bowers of Portsmouth, OH; 19 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 29, 1968

 

BURTON, Ruby D. (Carter)

1896-1968

Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, 10:30 a.m. from the Myers Funeral Home, Groveport, OH, with the Rev. Herman Knodt officiating for Mrs. Ruby D. Burton, 71, a native, who passed away January 8. Interment was made in Fernwood Cemetery. She was born at Ellen, KY, May 14, 1896, a daughter of the late Leander C. Cox and Malissa Thompson Carter. After her marriage to Arlie Burton, she and her husband moved to Lockbourne, OH. They were the parents of two daughters, Georgia, who died in early childhood and Mildred B. Miller of Lockbourne. Survivors other than the husband, a daughter and one grandson, Michael Miller, all of Lockbourne, include three brothers, James, Robert and Lafe Carter of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Sue Ball of Louisa. She was also a sister in law of John and S. W. Burton of Louisa Route 3. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

CARROLL, Richard

1898-1968

Richard Carroll, 69, of 607 Jefferson Street, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. He was born August 31, 1898, in Carter County, a son of the late William Daniel and Elitha Wilson Carroll. He was a salesman. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon barker officiating. Burial was in Tick Ridge Cemetery at Olive Hill, KY. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Egnor of Columbus, OH, Misses Barbara and Brenda Carroll, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Taylor Easterling and Mrs. Avery Holbrook, both of Ashland; one brother, Noah Carroll of Carter County; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was removed from the residence to the church one hour before services. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

CHAPMAN, George E.

1911-1968

George E. Chapman, 56, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, a former Louisan, who was employed as a civil engineer by the Southeastern Construction Co., died Monday in a hospital at Plantation, FL. He was born June 9, 1911, at Louisa, the son of the late George and Purcella Waller Chapman. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Shirley Wray Chapman; a son, George Chapman, a daughter, Miss Julia Chapman, four sisters, Mrs. Andrew Kitchen and Mrs. William Chapman of Huntington, Mrs. Nara Miller of Fort Lauderdale and Mrs. Augustus Snyder of Louisa. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Huntington. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

DAVIS, Ida (Terry)

1916-1968

Mrs. Ida Collier Davis, 88, of Louisa, passed away Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after an illness of 4 months. She was born May 27, 1879, at Sandy Hook, KY, daughter of the late Isaac and Polly Hay Terry. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home, with the  Rev. Harold Stevens, Rev. Thomas Estes, and Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, John Davis, of Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. John Denver, Ragland, WV, 5 sons, Noah Reed, Tecumseh, MI, Arbie Collier, Columbus, OH, Okie Collier, Estill, KY, Ovie Collier, Toledo, OH, Arnold Collier, Concord, Mass.; 2 brothers, John Terry, Ashland, KY, and Linzy Terry, Columbus, OH; 50 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The body will remain at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

DAY, Woodrow E.

Dr. Woodrow E. Day, 51, Lawton, KY chiropractor, who had business interests in three states, was dead on arrival Monday at a Morehead hospital. Formerly practicing in Louisa and Ashland, he had owned a shoe store in Huntington, a drive-in theatre and coal business in Ohio, built a drive-in theatre and drug store in Olive Hill and owned a laundromat there. He was also a part-time farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Leslie Henderson Funeral Home at Olive Hill. Born April 16, 1916, at Olive Hill, he was a son of John and Grace Fielding Day of Lawton. In the last gubernatorial primary campaign in Kentucky, Dr. Day announced for the Democratic nomination for governor, later withdrawing. Additional survivors include his widow, Mrs. Leedle Day; two daughters,  Mrs. Loretta Belville of Ashland, and Mrs. Flora Shire, Springfield, OH; and five sisters, Mrs. Edna Miller of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Nina Lyon of Warren, OH, Mrs. Gee of Mansfield OH, Mrs. Irene Taylor of Sharpsville, IN and Mrs. Louise Roseberry of Phoenix, AZ. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

DEAN, James

1873-1968

James Dean, 94, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, February 1, in a Louisa hospital. A native of Lawrence County, he was born May 20, 1873, a son of the late B. F. and Elizabeth Coburn Dean. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Burial was in East Lynn. Surviving are a brother, Sam Dean of East Lynn and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

GILLIAM, Magnolia (Riffe)

1884-1968

Mrs. Magnolia (Maggie) Gilliam, 83, of Chapmanville, WV died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ganell Ferrell of Chapmanville, with whom she had made her home for the past five years. A native of Lawrence County, Mrs. Gilliam was born July 23, 1884, a daughter of the late Jeff and Martha Jane Riffe. Her husband, Lafe Gilliam, preceded her in death in 1965. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Stone Branch Church of God, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Lell Curry officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn cemetery at Peck's Mill, WV under the direction of James Funeral Home at Logan. Also surviving are three half-sisters, Mrs. Howard Wilson of Webbville, Mrs. Martha Woods of Grayson and Mrs. Ruby Miller of Ashland; two grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 29,1 968

 

ISAAC, Nancy Jane (Compton)

1879-1968

Mrs. Nancy Jane Isaac, 88, of Route 1, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday after a long illness. Mrs. Isaac was born on Route 1, Louisa, October 22, 1879, a daughter of the late George and Sally Cox Compton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Isaac Park Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial will be in Isaac Cemetery on Route 1. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Roberts, of Louisa; three sons, Martin Isaac, Jr., the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Thomas Isaac, all of route 1, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Peters of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Emma Foster of Drift, KY, and Mrs. Delilah Adams of route 1, Louisa; one half-brother, Jeff Shannon of Drift; 30 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The body was taken to the Isaac Park Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Young Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

KENNEDY, James Robert

1896-1968

James Robert Kennedy, 69, of 315 Jefferson Street, Louisa, a highly esteemed citizen, was claimed Thursday, January 25, in a Dallas, TX hospital following a brief illness. He and his wife, the former Gladys Land, had gone to Texas where they had lived for 35 years before coming to Louisa to spend the winter months with their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Downing and family, and expected to return home in early spring. Mr. Kennedy, a retired sales representative, was born in Lawrenceburg, KY, April 7, 1896. He was a son of the late Daniel Morrison and Martha Woodard Kennedy. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 192 F & AM of Louisa, and a member of El Maida Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite Body at El Paso, TX where he resided before coming to Louisa around 5 years ago. The body was forwarded from the Colonial Funeral Home in Texas at 3:30 p.m. Friday and arrived at the Young Funeral Home around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, and remained in state there until funeral time. Rites were conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Downing, a son William Kennedy, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Mary Walker of Louisville and one grandchild. Pallbearers were W. R. Keeton, Norman Pack, Harry Roberts, Cecil Patton, Fred Springer, Jack Crutcher and Dewey Moore. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

LEMASTER, Nola Mae (Maynard)

1905-1968

Mrs. Nola Mae Lemaster, 62, of Louisa, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating.  Burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. Born August 25, 1905, at Clifford, KY, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Florence Fitzpatrick Maynard. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Lemaster, to whom she was married 48 years; six daughters, Mrs. Paul Holt of Fort Gay, Route 2, Mrs. Bernard Partin of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. F. D. Champion and Miss Bonnie Lemaster of Dayton, OH, Mrs. William Murdock of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Daniel Greene of West Liberty, KY; five sons, Cecil Lemaster, of Dayton, OH, Kenneth Lemaster of Buchanan, KY, and Winfield, Mack, and Herbert Lemaster of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Sammons of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Taylor Hammonds of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Frank Pope of Ohio, and Mrs. Ed Daniels of Columbus; three brothers, Jay, Wayne and Charley Maynard of Route 5, Louisa; 33 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

LEVERING, Lydia (Murray)

1888-1968

Mrs. Lydia Murray Levering, 79, of Rte. 2 Catlettsburg, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, at the home of a son, James Levering of Rte. 2, Catlettsburg. Mrs. Levering was born Dec. 30, 1888, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Hiram and Agnes Preston Murray.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating.  Burial was in Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, George Franklin Levering; three other sons, John Levering of Grand Ledge, Mich., Dewey Levering of Laingsburg, Mich., and Albert Levering of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Simpson of Louisa and Mrs. J. F. Damron of Danville, KY; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1968

 

LYON, Victor Lee

Victor Lee Lyon, 63, of 605 Bellefonte Road, Ashland, KY, who died Saturday, February 17, was buried in the Lyon Cemetery at Blaine, KY following funeral services Tuesday at Laurel Hill Regular Baptist Church by Elder Roby Ferguson, Elder H. K. Hamilton and Elder Mark Moore. The body was removed from the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood to the residence of a brother, Proctor Lyon at Blaine. The deceased, a son of the late Irvin and Nora Lyon is survived by the widow, Reva Bailey Lyon, Ashland; two daughters, Nellie and Bernita Lyon of Ashtabula, OH; one stepson, one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Fyffe, Sciotoville, OH; two brothers, Ernest Lyon of Blaine and Proctor Lyon of Martha. He was a member of the Laurel Hill Regular Baptist Church, Jake Rice Masonic Lodge, Blaine, and before his illness was employed at the State Highway Garage, Ashland. The Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 29, 1968

 

MATNEY, Eugene

1902-1968

Eugene Matney, 65, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in a Lexington hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Green Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Born at Louisa, November 9, 1902, he was a son of the late Reece Ballard and Emma Johns Matney. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Lutie Fisher of Greensboro, NC, Mrs. Belle Fisher and Mrs. Opal Johnson of Huntington, and Mrs. Amanda Garred of Louisa; and three brothers, Harry Matney of Fort Gay, WV, Reece Matney, Jr., of Williamson, WV, and Wallace Matney of Huntington. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

MCDOWELL, John M.

1902-1968

John M. McDowell, 65, of Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Garrett Methodist Chapel on Louisa Route 4, of which he was a member with the Rev. Harry Lee and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Thornsberry Cemetery on Louisa Route 4. A retired farmer, the widow, Mrs. Marie Albright McDowell; three daughters, Mrs. David Moore of Pataskala, OH, Mrs. William Givens of Lexington, KY, and Mrs. Cecil Clone of Louisa; seven sons, James and Ralph McDowell of Columbus, OH, Paul McDowell of Rochester, NY, John McDowell of South Point, OH, Philip McDowell with the U. S. Air Force in the Philippines, and Donald and Ray McDowell at home; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Queen of Columbus and Mrs. Sam Smith and Mrs. Bob Howard of Lucasville, OH; two brothers, Paul McDowell of Lucasville and Edward McDowell of Defiance, OH; 23 grandchildren.  The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

MCKENZIE, Hood

1878-1968

Hood McKenzie, 90, of Route 1, Webbville, died Tuesday at 1 p.m. in a local hospital following a long illness. A retired farmer, he was born in Floyd County, a son of the late Bud and Nannie Sparks McKenzie. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Zelda Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Lizzie Blankenship McKenzie to whom he had been married 56 years; four daughters, Mrs. Tom Horton of Rt. 4, Louisa, Mrs. Ward Thompson of Rt. 3, Louisa, Mrs. Check Jordan of Louisa and Miss Jane McKenzie at home; six sons, Frank, Jesse, Jasper, Eli and Mirtie McKenzie, all of Rt. 1 Webbville and Bill McKenzie of Rt. 4, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Frances Fugate of West Liberty; a brother Bill McKenzie of Salyersville; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

MCKENZIE, Nell (Frazier)

1908-1968

Mrs. Nell McKenzie, 60, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital following an extended illness. A native of Clifford, Mrs. McKenzie was born January 20, 1908, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Fannin Frazier of Louisa and the late Mont V. Frazier. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Norris McKenzie, preceded her in death in 1954. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery, near Louisa. Surviving in addition to the mother are a daughter,  Mrs. Randall Thompson of Louisa; six sisters, Mrs. Rose Vaughan of Ironton, Mrs. W. R. Miller of Bishop, CA, Mrs. Clarence Chapman of Louisa, Mrs. Opal Jordan, Mrs. Carl Webber, and Mrs. Blanche Shepherd of Detroit; three brothers, John Frazier of Martin, Clifford Frazier of Louisa, and Mont V. Frazier, Jr. of Detroit and a half brother of Sarasota, FL. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1968

 

MOLLETTE, James, Jr.

1916-1968

James Mollette, Jr., 51, of Blaine, died at 2 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following a brief illness. Born April 25, 1916, at Boons Camp, he was a son of the late James and Bertha Spears Mollette. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was a custodian of a school at Wabash, IN. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the residence at Blaine with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery in Floyd County. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Matilda Waller Mollette; three daughters, Nathel Lou, Gloria, and Cassie Marie Mollette, all at home, six sons, Donald, Ronnie and Earl Mollette of Columbus, OH, Denver, Daymond and Vernon Mollette of Wabash, IN, four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Mosley of Blaine, Mrs. Loureta Turner of Minnie, Mrs. Lillie Ward of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Loreta Perry of Hi Hat; two brothers, Henry and Estil Mollette of McDowell and five grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

MOORE, Noah

1878-1968

Noah Moore, 90, of Route 2, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness. He was born January 2, 1878, at Feds Creek, a son of the late Noah and Melissa Newman Moore. He was an employee of the Minter Homes Corp., of Huntington prior to retirement. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Taylor York officiating. Burial was in Gallup Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Loueta McComas Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Watts of Louisa and Mrs. Floyd Hardin of Route 1, Louisa; one son, Harm Moore of Richardson; one brother, John P. Moore of Route 2, Louisa; 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

MOORE, Willie H.

1901-1968

Willie H. Moore, 66, formerly tax commissioner and clerk of courts for Lawrence County for 28 years, died Tuesday afternoon in a Fairborn, OH hospital after an illness of one year. After his service here as County clerk, he left for Georgetown, FL where he resided until stricken by illness. He  returned to Fairborn to be near his children. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. He was born September 22, 1901, at Cordell, KY, a son of the late Eli J. and Rebecca Holbrook Moore. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195, F & AM and the International Order of Odd Fellows, Louisa. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Luster Hall, Mrs. Tom McMillan and Mrs. Herald Longstreth of Fairborn and Mrs. Bill Shannon of Xenia, OH; a son, Stanley Moore of Carrollton, KY; two brothers, Dewey and Bascom Moore of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Dean of South Point, OH; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A former teacher in the Lawrence county school system, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Monnie Cordle, 20 years ago, and by his second wife, Verna Hammond, December 1966. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the services from the Heston Funeral Home to lie in state. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

RAYBURN, Nellie (Billups)

1886-1968

Mrs. Nellie Rayburn, 81, of 1816 Madison Avenue, Huntington, formerly of Fort Gay, died Tuesday night, February 13, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Paul S. Warren, officiating. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. A native of Wayne county, WV, Mrs. Rayburn was born August 2, 1886, a daughter of the late James O. and Lou Strother Billups.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George Belcher and Mrs. C. E. Viers of Prichard, Mrs. Charles Stevens and Miss Bernice Rayburn of Huntington; three sons, Woodrow Rayburn of Kenova, Clyde Christian of Portsmouth and Homer Christian, of Kenova; a sister, Mrs. Consie Lycans, Jr., of Prichard, a brother, Everett Billups of Prichard, a stepson, Fred Rayburn of Huntington; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Isabelle Foster and Mrs. Fred Henson of Huntington. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1968

 

RICE, William D.

1877-1968

William D. Rice, 90, of Beaver, OH, died Friday January 19, at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, OH, April 4, 1877. He lived for a number of years near Fullers, KY. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Elizabeth Potter (who was the daughter of the late Isaac Potter) and seven children. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Virgie Teeters, of Columbus; six grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. He lived in Sciotoville, OH, until his retirement from the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. The funeral was held at the Hammerstein Funeral Home, Beaver, OH, and interment in the Wheelersburg, OH cemetery on January 22. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

RUCKER, Jeffrey

1894-1968

Jeffrey Rucker, 74, Webbville, died Thursday, February 22, at his home. A retired farmer, he was born May 13, 1894, in Elliott County, a son of the late Jeffrey and Belle Artis Rucker. He was a member of the Little Fork United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Little Fork church with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in the Rucker Cemetery on Miles Branch. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty D. Cole, of Ashland, Mrs. Virginia R. Skaggs of Gallipolis, OH and Mrs. Bonnie L. Stevens of Webbville; two sons, Dorris Edward Rucker of Defiance, OH and Jeffrey Rucker of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Ivory Smith of Ashland, 8 brothers, Riley and Elza Rucker, both of Rush, KY, Jesse and Emory Rucker, both of Baltimore, MD, Walter Rucker of Winter Haven, FL, and Curtis Rucker of Portsmouth, OH and 24 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, to the residence of a brother, Riley Rucker, of Rush. Big Sandy News, February 29, 1968

 

SEE, William W.

1880-1968

William W. See, 87, of 709 15th Street, Ashland, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He was born November 13, 1880, at Louisa, a son of the late Samuel S. and Belle Burchett See. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class here. He was a retired Lawrence County rural mail carrier and had lived in Ashland 22 years. His wife, Nora See, died in 1962. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hale, Mrs. E. Poe Harris, and Miss Virginia See, all of Ashland, two sons, A. W. See of Marion, IL, and Samuel Y. See, Piketon, OH; one brother, J. Crit See, Galion, OH; one granddaughter, and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland with the Rev. E. L. Tullis and the Rev. C. D. Harsh officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

SIZEMORE, Mollie (Miller)

1880-1968

Mrs. Mollie Miller Sizemore, 87, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Thursday, February 25. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the United Baptist Church at Water Gap, KY, with the Rev. Wallace Calhoun and the Rev. Jack Derossett officiating. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Water Gap. A daughter of the late Jack and Rebecca Banks Miller, she was born September 22, 1880, in Floyd County. Survivors are three sons, Bill Sizemore of Prestonsburg, Butler Sizemore of Louisa, and Joe Sizemore of Detroit, MI; and four daughters, Mrs. John Goble of Lancer, Mrs. Charles Robinette of South Shore, Mrs. Leo Rader and Miss Mary Sizemore of Louisa. The body was taken to the Floyd Funeral Home at Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

SPENCER, J. B.

J. B. Spencer, 59, of Orlando, FL, a native of Lawrence County, died Monday in an Orlando hospital following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the W. Guy Black Funeral Home in Orlando. Burial was made there. Mr. Spencer was a son of the late R. B. and Rose Thompson Spencer and moved to Orlando from Louisa 20 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Spencer, two sons, Donald Spencer of Daytona Beach, FL and Bobby Spencer of San Diego, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Lowe of Orlando, Mrs. Lynn Rowlett of Sarasota, FL and Mrs. J. Fred Miller of Ashland, KY; and two brothers, Rudolph Spencer of Garrett, KY and Raymond Spencer of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

STREITENBERGER, Mrs. Brooks (Short)

Mrs. Brooks Streitenberger of Dayton, OH, a native of Lawrence County, was fatally shot, Sunday night at a motel she and her husband own and operated in Dayton. According to information given the News by a relative two men entered the office of the motel around closing time, pushing their way in, giving her blows over the head and on the neck and firing shots into her fallen body. Her husband, who is employed elsewhere during the day, had retired for the night, but upon hearing the shots, ran to the scene. The men ran to an awaiting car, which was occupied by two other men. Several shots were fired by Mr. Streitenberger. The men, all colored, were later picked up by law enforcement officers and are now being held. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Short of the Little Blaine section of Lawrence County. she is survived by three children, two daughters and a son; three sisters, and one brother. She was a niece of Mr. L. B. Hayes and Mrs. Bessie Short of Adams, KY. Funeral services and interment were in Dayton. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

SWANN, Elsworth

PFC Ellsworth Swann, 22, who was killed in action of December 15, 1967, in Vietnam, was a son of Nelson E. and Atha Moore Swann, of Charley, KY. Before entering the service he was employed by the Buckeye Steel Corporation of Columbus, OH. The body was returned here and services were conducted from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church of which he was a member. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors, other than the parents, are the widow, Mrs. Virginia L. Castle Swann; a sister, Mrs. Linda Swann of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Cratis Swann of Charley and Carl Swann of Jackson, OH; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Martha Moore of Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

TRIPLETT, Roy

1911-1968

Roy Triplett, 56, of Rush, KY, Route 1, died Wednesday, February 14, in Columbus while visiting. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home of a sister, Mrs. Clyde Tussey of Rush, Route 1, with the Rev. Acie Adams and the Rev. Anthony Adams, officiating. Burial was in the Triplett Cemetery on Cooksey Fork, this county. A farmer, he was born August 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of Troy and Martha Crabtree Triplett of Rush, route 1. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Deloris Warren of Columbus; three sons, William T. , Clinton, and Dewey Triplett, of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Fred Dowdy of Rush and a brother, Jesse Triplett of Louisa, Route 3. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the Tussey home at Rush, Route 1. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1968

 

TUCKER, James Garnett

1908-1968

James Garnett Tucker, 59, of Big Hurricane Creek, WV, died Thursday, February 1, while en route to a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Big Hurricane Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Tucker Cemetery there. Born in Wayne county, WV, February 4, 1908, he was a son of James William and Effie Buskirk Tucker. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Booth Tucker; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Holben of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. F. D. Damron of Alaska, Misses Joann and Rhonda Tucker, at home, and Miss Glenna tucker of Troy, MI; six sons, Forest, Glen, Roger and John Tucker, at home, Lowell Tucker of Painesville, OH and Bernard Tucker of Wadsworth, OH, seven sisters, Ms. Alia Artrip of Huntington, Mrs. Lora Morse of Detroit, Mrs. Lois Cohnen of Troy, MI, Mrs. Myrtle Bailey of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Dexter Childers of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Ethel Bryant of Logan, WV, and Mrs. Ruth Rowsey of Springfield, MO; and two brothers, Harless Tucker of Washington, D. C. and Leon Tucker of Detroit. The body was taken tot he church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1968

 

WALTERS, Wyman

1916-1968

Wyman Walters, Jr., 51, of Emma, KY died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Emma Methodist Church by the Rev. Leonard Sumner. Burial was in the L. C. Leslie Cemetery there. Born September 6, 1916, at Emma, he was a son of T. F. and Esselona Mosley Walters of Emma, former Louisa residents. He was an employee of the Floyd County (KY) Road Department and a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bonnie Leslie Walters; three sons, Wayne Leslie, Stephen Rand, and David Byron Walters and a daughter Miss Janna Gail Walters, all at home; four brothers, Ashland and Tommy Walters of Warsaw, IN, Jack Walters of Baltimore, MD, and Edgel Walters of Emma; and two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Goble and Miss Julia Jane Walters of Emma. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

WEBB, John Cecil

1912-1968

John Cecil Webb, 55, native of Fort Gay, died Sunday in Mansfield, OH. He was born December 27, 1912, a son of Converse Webb of Mansfield and the late Lona Bartram Webb. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Bartram Chapel Church, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Doris Smith, Mansfield, a sister, Mrs. Willie Crabtree, Fort Gay, a brother, Ralph Webb, Mansfield; one grandchild. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1968

 

WHEELER, Effie (Green)

1883-1968

Mrs. Effie G. Wheeler, 84, of Martha, died Wednesday, February 21, at the home of a daughter, Mary Sparks, at Martha, following an extended illness. Born December 24, 1883, in Wayne, WV, she was a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary Daniel Greene. She was the widow of John W. Wheeler, who passed away several years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter at Martha. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery at Martha. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Ruby W. Kazee of Louisville and Mrs. Eva W. VanHorn of Lexington; three sons, Kermit R. Wheeler of Burlington, NC, Quinton Wheeler of Marysville, OH, and Roy M. Wheeler of Frankfort, OH. The body was at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, KY. Big Sandy News, February 29, 1968

 

WORKMAN, Scott

Scott Workman, 56, of Louisville, KY, passed away suddenly February 4 in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted February 7 at 11 a.m. at the Owen Suburban Chapel and he was entombed in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Louisville. Survivors include the widow, Marjorie Workman; a daughter, Mrs. William Howell; 3 grandchildren, the father, William Workman, Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Cecil Brooks, Roseville, MI, Mrs. Grady Mullins, Ecorse, MI, Mrs. Carl Brown, Seymore, IN, Mrs. Jack Richmond, Columbus, OH and Mrs. John E. Burton, Colorado Springs, CO; six brothers, Fred and Roy Workman, of Huntington, WV, James, Jay and Carl Workman of Columbus, OH and William Workman, Jr. of Buena Park, CA. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1968

 

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ANGLIN, Vinnee Esther (Webb)

1899-1968

Mrs. Vinnee Esther Anglin, 69, of Cleveland, OH formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at her home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. A member of the Baptist Church, she was born July 22, 1898, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary York Webb. Survivors include the husband, Kenneth Anglin; two daughters, Mrs. Lenore Norman of Shreveport, LA and Mrs. Hermia Adkins, Princeton, WV; two sons, Homer Dean of Boston, MA and Raymond Dean of Charleston, WV; a brother Lloyd Webb, address unknown; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1968

 

AUSTIN, Hattie (Johnson)

1910-1968

Mrs. Hattie Johnson Austin, 57, of Jamestown, OH, died in a Xenia, OH hospital Tuesday, March 5, after a five month illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Louisa, route 3. Mrs. Austin was born at Salyersville, KY, May 22, 1910 a daughter of Ed Johnson of Louisa and the late Mrs. Susanna Salyers Johnson. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Jamestown. Additional survivors include the husband, Ernest Austin, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hall of Xenia, seven brothers, Charles, Ben, Paul, Clyde, Carl and Jack Johnson of Louisa and Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Rosa Parker of Parkersburg. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

BICKFORD, Maudie Lee (Compton)

1890-1968

Mrs. Maudie Lee Bickford, 77, of Allen, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday night, March 12, in a Prestonsburg nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin, KY, with the ministers of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY. She was born December 6, 1890, at Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Georgia Vaughn Compton. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 50 years. Survivors include the husband, Charles A. Bickford; two sons, Paul Bickford of Pikeville and Charles Bickford of Danville, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Eloise Russell of Rogersville, TN, Gayle Bickford of Marietta, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Cooksey of Silver Bay, MN; a half-brother, Fred Vinson of Genoa, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Nora Muncy of Pikeville and Mrs. Mary McGuire of Carroll, OH; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1968

 

CHANDLER, Fidel (Wheeler)

1879-1968

Mrs. Fidel Wheeler Chandler, 88, of Ashland, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Norma Wheeler of 812 Gartrell Street. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Old Hood United Baptist Church in Lawrence County, KY, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial followed in Sparks Cemetery. She was born May 29, 1879, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Amanda Terry Wheeler. She was the widow of the late Alfred Hayes Chandler, a Baptist minister, who died in 1958, and had resided in Ashland since 1926. Surviving in addition to the daughter are three brothers, John Wheeler of Jamestown, OH, Millard Wheeler of Lowmansville, KY, and Garfield Wheeler of Westwood; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1968

 

DEAN, Clarissa (Moore)

1877-1968

Mrs. Clarissa Dean, 90, of South Point, OH, formerly of Deering area, died Saturday in an Ironton hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the O'Keefe Funeral Home at Ironton with the Rev. Clarence Corn officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery. A member of the Ice Creek Baptist Church, she was born in Lawrence County, KY, April 16, 1877, a daughter of Eli J. and Emily Berry Moore. Her husband, Robert M. Dean died in 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. Earl Pratt of South Point; two sons, Lafe and Shannon Dean of Ironton; two brothers, Dewey and Bascom Moore of Louisa and 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Another daughter, Mrs. Lena Derifield Osborne preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1968

 

DIXON, Raymond

1915-1968

Raymond Dixon, 52, of Louisa route 1, drowned Saturday night when a small boat he was in capsized in the Big Sandy River about 10 miles south of here. Mr. Dixon and a son-in-law, Lloyd Brown of Columbus, OH were crossing the river at about 11:30 p.m. when the boat overturned, according to the Lawrence county sheriff's office. Mr. Dixon held onto his son-in-law and they made their way to the bank near the mouth of George's Creek, but the bank is steep at that point and Mr. Brown was quoted he was unable to pull his father-in-law out of the water. Mr. Dixon lost his grasp and vanished, Mr. Brown reported. The body was recovered at about 2:30 a.m. A verdict of accidental drowning was returned at an inquest, Coroner Eugene Hensley reported. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery on Route 1. Born at Martin, KY, September 5, 1915, Mr. Dixon was a son of George Dixon of Louisa, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Minnie Victoria Scarberry Dixon. Other survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary Williamson Dixon; seven daughters, Mrs. Jack Graves of Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Betty Jo Hinkle and Mrs. David Preston of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. Jack Roberts and Mrs. Lloyd Brown of Columbus, and Sue and Betty Lou Dixon, at home; three sons, Billy, George and Raymond Dixon, Jr., of Route 1, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Ward of Columbus; three brothers, Roy, Snowdin and Russell Eugene Dixon of Louisa route 1 and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1968

 

FRALEY, Effie Mae (Sammons)

1899-1968

Mrs. Effie Mae Fraley, 69, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church at Fort Gay, Route 1, with the Rev. Sambo Dameron, the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. George Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery there. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was born March 3, 1899, in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late David and Rebecca Ward Sammons. Surviving are her husband, Albert G. Fraley, 10 daughters, Mrs. Rech Perry and Mrs. Otto Hammond of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ted Hanshaw of Fort Gay, Enos Robertson, of Westville, OH, Mrs. Wallace Hanshaw of Route 1 Louisa, Mrs. Verna Hall of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Rose Jones of Huntington, Mrs. James Corrill of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Rita  Vadqkin and Miss Nancy Fraley at home; five sons, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, Ors Baldridge of Princeton, WV, J. D. and Boyce Fraley of Columbus, and Sgt. Leon Fraley with the Army at Fort Meade, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Hammond of Louisa and Mrs. T. S. Daniels of Route 2, Louisa, three brothers, Dan Sammons of Tomahawk, KY, W. A. Sammons of Jackson, OH and D. B. Sammons of Princeton; and 64 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

GALLION, Myrtle (Vanover)

1910-1968

Mrs. Myrtle Vanover Gallion, 57, of Louisa, route 4, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. A member of the Baker Methodist Church near Louisa, she was born August 24, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Bennie and Martha McKinney Vanover. Survivors include the husband, Kay Gallion; 2 daughters, Miss Wanda Gallion of Columbus, OH, and Ms. Ada Belle Marshall of Grayson, KY; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Moore of Ashland, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1968

 

HENSLEY, Lonnie

1895-1968

A Lawrence County man was found dead at his home Monday afternoon by a neighbor who became worried at not having seen the victim for days. County Coroner Eugene Hensley identified the man as Lonnie Hensley, 62, of Webbville. The coroner, after taking statements at the scene, ruled a heart attack as the cause of death. The coroner placed the time of death as Thursday, February 29. The victim, who lived alone, was discovered when a neighbor looked through a window and was his body lying on the floor. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Smith Chapel, Webbville, with the Rev. Jimmy Boggs officiating. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery at Webbville. A World War II veteran and retired machinist, he was born December 26, 1895, a son of the late George W. and Ellen Pennington Hensley. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Kitchen Hensley, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Lovell Hensley of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Mrs. Onida Griffith of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Connard Hensley of Los Angeles, CA, Wade Hensley of Huntington and Hillman Hensley, address unknown and 4 grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the funeral from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 7,1968

 

JOBE, John

1891-1968

John Jobe, 66 of Louisa died Friday March 1, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. A retired farer, he was born September 7, 1891, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Harvey and Melissa Marcum Jobe. Survivors of the World War I veteran are the widow, Mrs. Pearl Jobe; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Prince of Midland, PA, Mrs. Ella Marcum of Huntington and Mrs. Ivory Burton of Deland, FL; and a brother, Elisha Jobe of Spencer, WV. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

JONES, Thurmon

1892-1968

Thurmon Jones, 75, of Ulysses, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses, of which he was a member with burial in the Ira Borders Cemetery there. A carpenter and World War I veteran, he was born May 2, 1892, at Ulysses, a son of the late Edward and Laura Beasley Jones. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olive Thompson Jones; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Boyd of Bluefield, WV and Mrs. Della Lambert of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Minard Jones of Catlettsburg and Frank Jones of Portsmouth, OH; and several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1968

 

LEMASTER, Everett

1928-1968

Everett (Lee) Lemaster, 39, of 607 W. 19th Street, Huntington, WV died Saturday morning in a Portsmouth, OH hospital after a long illness. The body was at the Steele Funeral Home and was removed to the Young Funeral Home Monday, where funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial was in a family cemetery near here. He was born June 30, 1928, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Mrs. Ollie Lemaster of Mansfield, OH and the late Clarence Lemaster. He was a former employee of the Ferrell Music Co in Huntington and formerly worked in Portsmouth. He was a member of the Grace Gospel Church in Huntington. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Emma Wellman Lemaster; two sons, David Everett and Stephen Lemaster, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Richards, Mrs. Irene Hankins, Mrs. Maxine Cyrus, Mrs. Ann Carrington and Mrs. Jancy Estep, all of Mansfield and five brothers, Carl Lemaster of Hillard, OH, and Roy, Ray, Clarence, Jr., and Lewis Lemaster, all of Mansfield. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1968

 

LOVELY, Vessie Marie (Peters)

1903-1968

Mrs. Vessie Marie Lovely, 66, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Baptist church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. She was born February 4, 1903, at Glenhayes, a daughter of Mrs. Minnie Compton Peters of Fort Gay and the late Gallie Peters. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church, the Missionary Society of the church and Louisa Chapter OES. Other survivors are her husband, W. C. Lovely, to whom she had been married 38 years; a daughter, Mrs. David Hazlett of Huntington; two sons, Charles Lovely of Huntington and Joe Lovely at home; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Batterson of Monclovia, OH; six brothers, Luther Peters of Shippingport, PA, Howard and Roy Peters both of Pittsburgh, PA, Curtis Peters of Ironton, OH, Roscoe Peters of Portsmouth, and Homer Peters of Bowling Green, OH and two grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

MAXIE, Sarah Alice (Barker)

1893-1968

Mrs. Sarah Alice Barker Maxie, 74, of Martha, died Friday, February 23, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 25, at 11 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church at Martha, where she had been a member for many years, with the Rev. Emerson Collier and Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Barker Cemetery at Martha. She was born December 22, 1893, at Martha, a daughter of the late John and Vinia Baker. Her husband, Andrew Jackson Maxie, died April 28, 1942. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Caskey, of Mazie; 5 sons, William, Woodrow, Robert, Clyde and Ben, all of Martha; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Eldridge of Isonville, Mrs. Rebecca Stone of Louisa, and Mrs. Carrie Kelley of South Shore, KY; 3 brothers, Ben and Johnnie Barker of Martha, and Jim Barker of Hitchins, KY; 41 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction f the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home of Sandy Hook, KY. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1968

 

MAYO, Alva (Fairchild)

1909-1968

Mrs. Alva Mayo, 58, of Huntington, WV, route 4, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Westwood United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Elder Prater Blair and Elder Martin Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery near Louisa. Born October 31, 1909, in Johnson County, KY, she was a daughter of the late George and Alice Lemaster Fairchild. The widow of Charles E. Mayo, she had lived for 25 years in Wayne County, WV. Survivors include five sons, Eugene Mayo of Huntington, Shelby Mayo of Mainville, OH, Ronald Mayo of Kenova, Charles Mayo, Jr., of Ceredo, and Timothy Mayo, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Richard Ward and Mrs. Charles Workman of Huntington, Mrs. Richard Sperry and Mrs. Donald Nelson of Shoals and Mrs. James Newton of Kenova; a brother, D. J. Fairchild of Louisa and 19 grandchildren. The body was at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1968

 

MEUTH, Mrs. Andrew J.

1877-1968

Mrs. Andrew J. Meuth, of Henderson County, KY passed away March 13, at the Methodist Hospital at Henderson, following an illness of 2 1/2 months. She would have been 91 years old had she lived 8 more days. She was born March 21, 1877, in Vanderburgh County, IN, a daughter of the late Adam and Katherine Gerlach. Her husband preceded her in death 20 years ago. After her marriage she resided in Henderson County the rest of her life. Funeral services were conducted March 16, by the Rev. Emil McAdams, pastor of the Henderson Methodist Church, and Rev. Berry Majors, pastor of the Geneva Methodist church. Interment was made in Fairmont Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James F. Moore, of Louisa, two sons, Charles of Henderson County and John of Henderson; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren and 2 foster grandson. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers wer 11 grandsons as she had requested. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1968

 

MOORE, Stella (Shannon)

1884-1968

Mrs. Stella Shannon Moore, 83, of Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland hospital. Private graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Born in Lawrence County, May 2, 1884, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Thompson Shannon. Her husband, Dr. J. O. Moore died in 1935. Survivors include a son, O. S. Moore of Cleveland, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn Ball of Indianapolis, IN, a sister Mrs. John Jobe of Louisa, a brother, Riley Shannon of Florida and a grandchild. Funeral rites were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 7,1968

 

PERRY, William

1907-1968

William Perry, 61, of Richardson, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born November 1, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of Oak Perry and the late Mrs. Rachel Marcum Perry. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery in Martin County. Mr. Perry was a member of the United Baptist Church and was self employed in the lumber business. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sybile Conley Perry; three daughters, Mrs. Rufus Booth of Ricer, Mrs. Goldie Mae Ratliff of Prestonsburg, Miss Pauline Perry at home; a step son, William Ratliff of Richardson, two sisters, Mrs. Linzie Bell of London, OH, and Mrs. Hubert Allen of Route 4, Louisa, four brothers, Samuel Perry of Catlettsburg, Rex Perry of route 5, Louisa, Walter Perry of Denton and Oscar Perry of Route 4, Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

ROBERTSON, Gernel

1900-1968

Gernel Robertson, 67, of Route 2 Fort Gay, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday near his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born November 22, 1900, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Willard and Kizzie See Robertson. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Peter's Chapel, route 2, Fort Gay ,with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay. He was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Robert Luther Robertson of route 2 Fort Gay; one niece, Mrs. Charles Hill of Route 2, Fort Gay and one nephew, William D. Dawson of Bridgeport, Ct. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

SAMMONS, Nettie (Marcum)

An 82 year old Fort Gay route 2 woman, Mrs. Nettie Sammons, died Friday at her home when her clothes were ignited by a stove. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. A member of the United Baptist church, she was born January 25, 1886, in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minerva (Marcum) Marcum. Her husband, Randolph Sammons, died in 1960. Survivors include two sons, Luther Sammons of Fort Gay, Route 2, and Lawrence Varney of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Polly Kirk of Dunlow, WV and six grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Sunday. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1968

 

 

STUMP, Virginia (See)

1891-1968

Mrs. Virginia Stump, 76, of Louisa, died Wednesday, February 28, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born December 10, 1891, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Leona Bartram See. Her husband, James W. Stump, died in 1958. Survivors include two sons, F. C. (Jack) Stump of Huntington, and Roy J. Stump of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Erie Branham of Grassy Isle, MI, Mrs. Tom Stump of Tiro, OH, and Mrs. Ed Walker of Louisa,, five brothers, Fred J. See of Ellenville, NY, Clyde R. See of Rising Sun, IN, Alvis O. See of Louisa, John B. See of Evansville, IN and James W. See of Amarillo, TX; 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1968

 

THOMPSON, George W.

1892-1968

George W. Thompson, 75, of Kenvir, KY, formerly of Louisa, died February 29, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. March 2, at the Kenvir Baptist Church with the Rev. Dallas Messer, the Rev. J. N. Coan and the Rev. Earl Carlisle officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery at Harlan, KY. Born March 6, 1892, he was a son of the late Granville and Emma Belle Compton Thompson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mona Thompson, four sons, Leon Thompson of Marion, IL, R. V. Thompson of route 1, Louisa, George Thompson, Jr., of Kansas City, MO and Don E. Thompson of Louisa, four daughters, Mrs. Fred Davis of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Don e. Lee of Sterling, IL, Mrs. Glen Kasna, of Oak Lawn, IL, and Ms. Monroe (Bob) Perry, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Jim Hardwick of Route 1, Louisa, 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Mrs. F. R. Rameka of Enterprise, Ala., and Mrs. James Brakefield of Spartanburg, SC. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Grover C.

1885-1968

Grover C. Thompson, 82, of Route 1, Webbville, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday March 6, in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Butler, the Rev. Gallie Isaac, and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at Webbville. He was born March 20, 1885, at Route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Green and Celina Wright Thompson. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dana Wiley of Logan, WV, Mrs. John Bays of Willard, Mrs. Clynard Webb of Belmont, NC, Mrs. Jesse Fyffe of Webbville and Mrs. Chester H. Wallen of Aberdeen, MD; five sons, Sgt. June Thompson of the Kentucky State Police, Ashland Post, Charles R. Thompson, of Owingsville, KY, Paul D. of Catlettsburg, KY, Hubert E. Thompson of Ravenswood, WV and Davis S. Thompson of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Marberger of Grove City, OH; 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

WHEELER, Osa V.

1898-1968

Mrs. Alka Skaggs and Mrs. Lora Weaver were called to Walled Lake, MI on February 27, by the death of their brother, Osa V. Wheeler, who passed away suddenly on February 26 in Waikiki, Hawaii, where he and his wife were spending the winter. Funeral services were held March 2, at the Richardson-Bird Funeral Home, Walled Lake, with burial in the Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens. He was a retired policeman from the Detroit Police Department, attended the First Baptist Church, Walled Lake, was a member of the Masonic Lodge 528, F & AM and OES, Walled Lake Chapter 508. He was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Wheeler of Paintsville and Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lena L. Wheeler; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Marchetti of Walled Lake and Mrs. Harold Shpilce of Farmington; three sisters, Mrs. Ima Slone of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Skaggs and Mrs. Weaver, both of Louisa. Out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Weaver and Mrs. Alka Skaggs, Louisa, Mrs. Garland Thompson, Jr., South Shore, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Larry H. Workman, Columbus, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Ironton, OH, Miss Pauline Weaver and Mrs. Louisa May, Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1968

 

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BACK, Charles V.

1914-1968

Charles V. Back, 53, of Louisa, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a long illness.  Born Dec. 21, 1914 in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Coleman V. and Mary Alice Vaughan Aback.  He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Grace Frazier Back, three sisters, Mrs. P. D. Benard of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Kenneth Beck and Mrs. E. C. McGuire of Louisa, Rte.; a brother, David H. Back of Ashland, and a grandfather, E. R. Vaughan, of Louisa Route 2. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

BARNETT, Sola M. (Griffith)

1896-1968

Mrs. Sola M. Barnett, 71, Chillicothe, OH, a former Louisa resident, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday in a Chillicothe hospital following an illness of three years. Mrs. Barnett was born July 31, 1896, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Letch Griffith. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Junior Barnett; a son by a previous marriage, Hile Fyffe of Jackson, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Stambough of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Nelson Sparks of Martha and Mrs. Mollie Stambough of London, OH; two brothers, Curt Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH and Al Griffith of Martha and a grandchild, W. A. Fyffe, II, of Cleveland. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy news, April 18, 1968

 

BELCHER, Josephine (Wilson)

1880-1968

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Belcher, 87, of Prichard, WV, who died Sunday in a Huntington hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Prichard, of which she was a member by the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Elmer Belcher. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery. A native of Fort Gay, Mrs. Belcher was born June 17, 1880, a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Stiltner Wilson. Her husband, Elihu K. Belcher, died in 1949. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Hall of Wayne and Mrs. Junior Ray Damron of Route 1, Fort Gay, five sons, Haskel and Sam Belcher of route 1 Prichard, Gentury Belcher of Route 1, Fort Gay, Hoyt Belcher of Prichard and Paul Belcher of Wayne; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1968

 

CERTAIN, Lucy

1877-1968

Mrs. Lucy S. Certain, 90, of Blaine, died Monday, April 15, in Louisville. She was the widow of John  Certain. A native of Missouri, Mrs. Certain was born August 1, 1877, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. last Thursday at the Certain Cemetery at Blaine by the Rev. Emory Ferguson. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Stella Shoup of Blaine. Also surviving are two other step daughters, Mrs. Mona Lyon of Blaine and Mrs. Esta Whitley of Isonville and a stepson, James L. Certain of Williamsport, OH. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1968

 

CONN, Virgil

1921-1968

After penciling a note on a scrap of brown paper to his family saying, "I'm taking the only way out, which I believe is best for all as I don't want to got to the electric chair," a man climbed to the top of the bars in his cell here and hanged himself with a belt. The man, 47 year old Virgil Conn, who was indicted for murder at the February term of Lawrence Circuit Court, in a fatal shooting of his son-in-law, John C. Halley, January 21, was being held in the Lawrence County jail, awaiting trial. Halley, an Ashland cab driver, was shot eight times with a .25 caliber pistol in an argument at the family home here. Conn's trial was set for the May term of court. Conn was seen alive about 10 minutes before a fellow prisoner saw his body hanging from near the ceiling at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. Funeral services, under the direction of the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Primitive Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Roby Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery. Conn was born March 5, 1921, a son of Frank Conn of Marion, OH and Mattie McMellon Clere, of Ashland. He was a driver for Yellow Cab Company, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Cannonsburg and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Cook Conn; four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Spaulding of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Rosalie Halley of Ashland, Mrs. Barbara Dale of Fort Knox, Miss Betsy Conn, at home; four sons, Virgil L. Conn, Jr., of Denver, Co, Paul V., Larry G., and Kenneth R. Conn, at home; one brother, Frank Conn, Jr., Coal Grove, OH, one half-brother, Lawrence Clere of Ashland; four half sisters, Mrs. Georgia Savern, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Annabelle Kelley, Mrs. Margaret Burton, and Mrs. Ellie Valencourt, all of Ashland; 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

DANIELS, Grover Gary

1947-1968

A man, Grover Gay Daniels, 20, of Ray, OH was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Sunday morning. His death was reported to be due to carbon monoxide fumes. One of the two other passengers, Miss Petro S. Dykes, 21, of Columbus, OH was admitted but later released, the other passenger, Charles Daniels, father of the deceased man, did not require hospitalization. The incident occurred on the Blaine hill early Sunday morning. According to reports, the driver, young Daniels, collapsed at the wheel as the vehicle was traveling down the hill around 2 a.m. Miss Dykes, seated between the two men, took over and was able to bring the car to a halt, by applying the emergency brakes. The deceased was born October 29, 1947, in Kenova, WV, a son of Charles and Julia Bell Miller Daniels, who reside on Whites Creek in Boyd County. He was employed by the Greenman and Sons Paper Mill Co., in Columbus. Other survivors include five brothers, Charles, Woodrow, Cecil and Arthur of Columbus, and Harrison of Ray, one sister, Mrs. Alice Fout, also of Ray. The body was taken from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, to the residence of an uncle, Dewey Hoffman, Whites Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Whites Creek Methodist church with the Rev. Frances Graham officiating. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery, Whites Creek. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1968

 

DOBYNS, Mary Francis (Peters)

1880-1968

Mrs. Mary Francis Dobyns, 88, a well known and beloved woman of Martha, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha, of which she was a member with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Hood Wallin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Her husband, Calvin K. Dobyns, died in 1957. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Con Evans of Springfield, OH; six sons, Bert Bodyns of Wenatchee, WA, Port Dobyns of Martha, Boyd and Mitchell Dobyns of Seymour, IN, and Russell J. Dobyns of Louisa; a brother, Dock Peters of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1968

 

FUGATE, Roger Lee

1947-1968

Roger Lee Fugate, 20, of Louisa Route 1, died April 22, in a Baltimore, MD hospital where he had been sent from a Huntington hospital, eight days prior to his death. His illness had extended over a period of four months, part of the time he was a patient at a local hospital. He was born November 8, 1947, a son of Sampson and Willie Peterman Fugate. He was a graduate of the Louisa High School and a popular member of the Bulldog football squad, and was attending Ashland Vocational School before his illness. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist church with the pastor, the Rev. Vernon Barker, officiating. Burial will be made in the Fugate Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Survivors include the parents and the following sisters, and brothers, Mrs. Gladys Gayhart, High Hat, KY, Mrs. Ella Stone, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Sue Richardson, Denver, CO, Mrs. Nora Kimbler, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Isabell Scott, Garrett, KY, Mrs. Norma Moore, Lowmansville, KY, Miss Ruby Fugate, Lubbock, TX, Miss Phoebe Fugate and Miss Linda Fugate at home. Three brothers,  Archie Fugate, Drift, KY, Homer Fugate, Ligon, KY, and Douglas Fugate, Fort Eustis, VA. The body will be removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral time. Active pallbearers are: Howard Preece, Henry Peters, Kenneth Barker, Jimmie Marcum, Ronnie Perry and Ernie Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be the Louisa High School Bulldog football squad and coaches. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1968

 

HOWARD, Murvell

A 35 years old Elliott County father of two died shortly after midnight, Thursday, April 18, of a crushed skull and internal injuries sustained when the car he was driving plunged over a 100 foot embankment near Louisa. The victim, Murvell Howard, a logging contractor from Lytten, KY, was dead on arrival at Louisa General Hospital. A passenger in the vehicle, Lee Roy Hampton, 33, of Sandy Hook, was admitted to the hospital in satisfactory condition with cuts and bruises.  State Police Trooper Roy Ison said the vehicle, traveling west on KY 32, 13 miles west of Louisa near Adams, failed to clear a curve, broke through a utility pole and plunged over the embankment. Funeral services for the victim, who was widely known in lumber circles in the Eastern Kentucky area, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lytten Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ by the Rev. Charles Vansant and the Rev. Lancelett Fannin. Burial was in the Howard Cemetery on Devils Fork at Lytten. He was born August 8, 1932, in Elliott County, a son of Ida Whitt Howard of Lytten, and the late Berlin Howard, who was killed in a truck wreck four years ago. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Geneva Whitt Howard; two sons, David and Gerald Howard, at home; three brothers, Allard Howard, of Fairborn, OH, Herbert Howard of Springfield, OH, and Rocky Dale Howard of Lytten, and a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Weddington of Sandy Hook. The body was taken to the home on Poplar Grove at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1968

 

JOHNSON, George W.

1882-1968

George W. Johnson, 85, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday night, March 26, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Satterly and Phillips Funeral Home, Grayson, KY, with the Rev. William Dummitt officiating. Burial was in Johnson Family cemetery on Lick Creek. He was born March 27, 1882, at Webbville, a son of the late Henry and Alifair Pennington Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Smoot of New Boston, OH, and Ollie Johnson of Webbville; a son Gene Johnson of Webbville; two brothers, John Johnson of Webbville and Mason Johnson of Jerial, KY, a sister, Mrs. Belle Ison of Grayson and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

LYCANS, Andrew Jackson

1897-1968

Andrew Jackson Lycans, 71, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, WV, with the Rev. Jesse Hager officiating. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne. Born there January 25, 1897, a son of the late Marion and Cynthia Ann Preston Lycans, he was retired from the Norfolk & Western Railway. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elsie Finley Lycans; two sons, Andrew Lycans, Jr., of Largo, FL, and Herman Lycans of Fort Gay, Wayne Lycans, of Portsmouth, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Kenova, Mrs. Juanita Bond of Bradenton, FL, Mrs. Loreda Mills of Wayne, Mrs. Myrtle Slone and Mrs. Delores Duke of Huntington, and Miss Louisa Lycans, Clearwater, FL, four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellis and Mrs. Mabel Caniss of Kenova, Miss Grace Lycans of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Hazel Phipps of Huntington and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1968

 

MCCLURE, Ulysses G.

1879-1968

Dr. Ulysses G. McClure, of 1592 Quarrier Street, one of the oldest practicing physicians in Charleston, WV died Sunday, March 24, in McMillan Hospital at the age of 89. Dr. McClure had been on the staff of McMillan Hospital since 1918, and maintained daily practice in offices at 1231 Lee Street, East. A large amount of his work was in obstetrics. In 1959 the doctor said he had records of 6, 750 deliveries he had made, not including babies he delivered as a medical student. The total since climbed to at least 7,000. The Louisa, KY native was a son of the late J. P. and Jane Garred McClure. His Scotch-Irish ancestors emigrated during colonial times through the valley of Virginia into Kentucky. After obtaining his M. D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1907, two years after his marriage to the former Effie Houston Gwynn, he and his wife went to the Kanawha Valley. After serving as an intern at the old Charleston General Hospital, Dr. McClure became company doctor for the Camp Creek Coal Co., Following most 10 years in that capacity, he joined the staff of McMillan Hospital. He was made chief obstetrician at McMillan in 1930.

 

Having begun his work in this area with a horse and buggy, the doctor switched to a Model T Ford in 1918. He once said he had worn out 15 cars. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the American Medical Association and an honorary lifetime member of the West Virginia State Medical Association. A 50 year member of Charleston Lodge No. 153, AF & AM, he also was a life member of the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was past president of the Sons of the American Revolution and past state chairman of the grandparents in West Virginia for the Children of the American Revolution. He belonged to the Grandparents Club. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward J. MacAndrews and Mrs. J.T. Dunn, Jr. of Charleston and Mrs. R. P. Barry, Jr. of Texas City, TX; a brother, Eugene T. McClure of Columbia, SC and one sister, Mrs. Dereca M. Preston of Chapman, KY. The body was at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, and funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. Harrell Harper officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

MILLER, Sarah B. (York)

1913-1968

Mrs. Sarah B. Miller, 54, of Turkey Creek, KY, route 4, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Ball Funeral Home, at Williamson, WV with burial in the Slater Branch Cemetery. Born April 7, 1913 in Kentucky, she was a daughter of Julius York of Louisa and the late Sue Gibson York. Surviving are two sons, Jackson Miller, at home and William J. Miller of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Earl York of Martin, KY, Andy York of Columbus, and James York of Grayson, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Justice of Logan, Mrs. Georgiana Tackett of Drift, KY, and Mrs. Myrtle Caperton of Omaha, NB and two grandchildren and a stepmother, Mrs. Emma York of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

MULLETT, Mary (Borders)

1874-1968

Mrs. Mary Mullett, 93, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Wednesday, April 10, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Everett Cyrus, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Salt Peter Community Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. A daughter of the late Wallace and Miami Pack Borders, she was born in Lawrence county, KY, December 27, 1874. Additional survivors are two sons, John and Journel Mullett of Mansfield, OH and 15 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church an hour before services. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 18,1 968

 

MULLINS, Martha Jane (Thompson)

1893-1968

Mrs. Martha Jane Mullins, 75, of Rt. 2, Louisa, died suddenly at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at her home. She was born March 19,1 893 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Louvernia Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. German Walters and the Rev. Flem Arrowood. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery, Rt. 2, Louisa. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Robert Mullins, whom she married in 1911; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Eller of Mansfield, OH and one brother, Arch Thompson of Rt. 2., Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

NEW, Victor David

Victor David New, Sr., 70 of Louisa, died Monday in a Titusville, FL hospital. Born at Torchlight, KY, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Bates New. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Paulina Dotson New; two daughters, Mrs. George Tabor of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Coleen Thompson of Titusville, FL; five sons, William E. and Victor New, Jr., of Louisa, Bobby New of Wheelersburg, OH, Charles New of Chesterland, OH and Larry New of Indian River City, FL; a sister, Mrs. Marie King of Columbus; three brothers, Paul New of Lancaster, OH, and George and Luther New of Columbus; and 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Pastor, Rev. Ralph Webb, and Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial rites were conducted Wednesday night at the funeral home by member of the Masonic Order. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. and Mrs. New had gone to Florida for the winter months as had been their custom for several years. They were accompanied by their daughter in law, Mrs. Victor New, Jr., and later joined by their son, Both were there when the end came. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1968

 

PFOST, Warren D.

A 29 year old Lawrence county man was fatally injured at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when the car he was driving collided with a semi-truck 6.7 miles north of Louisa on U. S. 23. Warren D. Pfost, Route 4, Louisa, was dead on arrival at Cabell-Huntington Hospital according to Trooper Clyde Johns of Ashland post of Kentucky State Police. Trooper Johns said Pfost was southbound when he apparently missed a detour and ran through a construction barricade north of Kentucky Power Company's Big Sandy Plant. He said the car then collided with the truck. The driver of the semi was identified as George Finley, 54, of Kenova, WV. Finley was not injured, Trooper Johns said. The body is at the Young Funeral Home, arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

PFOST, Warren Douglas

1939-1968

Funeral services were conducted Friday for Warren Douglas Pfost, 28, of Louisa, Route 1, who was killed in a head on collision with a tractor-trailer near here Tuesday night of late week.. The Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiated at the services held at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel Church. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel cemetery. He was born July 21, 1939, at Central City, KY*, a son of John and Louise Crank Pfost of Louisa Route 4. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Millard Walker of Louisa route 4, and a brother, Sgt. John Paul Pfost of Fort Knox, KY. funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1968

 

PRESTON, Frank F.

1888-1968

Frank F. Preston, 79, of Lowmansville, died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital.  Born in Kentucky April 12, 1888, a son of the late Judge F. and Amanda Spriggs Preston, he was a retired miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora Hall Preston; five sons, Harvey Preston of Columbus, OH, Paul Preston of Dayton, OH, Mitchell and Jarvie Preston of FL, and Ernest Preston of New Jersey; five daughters, Mrs. Dixie Charles of Lovely, Mrs. Dorothy Castle, Mrs. Goldie Combs and Mrs. Amanda VanHoose of Thealka, Mrs. Elinore Cordial of Columbus, and Mrs. Emily Music of Dayton; a sister Mrs. Maudie Hayes of Urbana, OH; and two brothers, Edgar Preston of Charley, KY, and Jay Preston of Louisa.  The Jones and Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

ROSS, Albert

1890-1968

Albert Ross, 77, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Wednesday morning March 27, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Little Lynn Church of God at East Lynn, Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, Route 2. He was born April 12, 1890, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Tom Frank and Hester Adkins Ross. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nina Belcher Ross; four sons, Dock Ross of Fort Gay, and Paul, James and Elton Scott Ross of Columbus; seven daughters, Mrs. Geraldine cline, Mrs. Arbutus Bray and Alberta and Barbara Ross, all of Columbus, Mrs. Virginia Bowman of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Anna Lee Hager of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Angeline Brewer of Columbus; 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Morris-Booten Funeral Home, Wayne, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

VANHORN, Anna (Humphrey)

1903-1968

Mrs. Anna Vanhorn, 64, of Fallsburg, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of twelve days. She was born November 4, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Hannah Humphrey. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and was the widow of Lute Vanhorn, who died January 8, 1965. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Okey Hale of Ashland, three sons, Harold Vanhorn of Fallsburg, Hubert Vanhorn of Caplett, VA and Lute Vanhorn, Jr., at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at Fallsburg. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Fannie (Copley)

1876-1968

Mrs. Fannie Wellman, 91, Roseville, MI, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday after a three month illness. She was born October 27, 1876, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of Dolliver and Arabella Baire Copley. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Car R. Mullins officiating. Burial was in Baire Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene McNutt of Doylestown, OH, Mrs. Mary Belle Shirley, Toledo, OH, two sons, Norman, of Detroit, and V. J. Wellman of Roseville; 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

 

WILLIAMS, Aileen (Williams)

1912-1968

Mrs. Aileen W. Williams, 56, of route 5, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, of which she was a charter member, with the Rev. Russell Kirk of Lovely, KY, officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Born at Cinderella, KY, January 21, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Frances Williamson Williams. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jo Curtis of Chicago; five sons, Charles Williams of Chicago, Jack Williams of Baltimore, MD, Dannie Williams of Fort Benning, GA, and Sammy and Michael Williams, at home; a sister, Mrs. Irene W. Norton of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence, Saturday, and was removed to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1968

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CAMPBELL, Billy Sam

1925-1968

Billy Sam Campbell, 43, of Palatka, FL, formerly of Route 2, Fort Gay, died at noon Sunday following an extended illness. Born May 15, 1925, at Glenhayes, WV, he was a son of Sam and Elsie Meade Campbell of Route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday from the Salt Peter Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery, Salt Peter. Surviving in addition to the parents, are his widow, Mrs. Rita Starcloff Campbell, three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Davis St. Augustine, FL,  Misses Janet and Wanda Campbell, at home; a son, Billy Sam Campbell, Jr., at home; three sisters, Mrs. Grady Kelly of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ralph Pratt of Huntington and Mrs. George Holt of Newark, OH; two brothers, Kenneth and Mack Campbell, both of Route 2, Fort Gay and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Thursday (today). Big Sandy News, May 16, 1968

 

HICKMAN, Ella (VanHoose)

1890-1968

Mrs. Ella V. Hickman, 77, of Louisa, died  last Thursday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born December 12, 1890, at Charley, Mrs. Hickman was a daughter of the late William (Buddy) and Sarah Adams VanHoose. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Liss Hickman, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas K. Alley of Pikeville, KY, a sister, Mrs. Ellen Carter of Route 2, Louisa, and two brothers, Roy VanHoose of Route 1, Louisa, and Hansel VanHoose of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

HUGHES, Emma (Curnutte)

1879-1968

Mrs. Emma Curnutte Hughes, 83, of Louisa, Route 1, died at her home Thursday, May 2, after a one year illness. Funeral services were conducted from Busseyville Methodist Church, of which she was a member with the Rev. W. E. Chelgren officiating. Burial was in the Hughes Cemetery on Louisa route 1. A daughter of the late Greenville and Samantha Adams Curnutte, she was born in Lawrence County, October 5, 1879. Her husband, David Clark Hughes, died in 1950. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Mexia Hughes, at home, Mrs. Willard Bayes of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Bourbon Meek and Mrs. Kenneth Pickrell of Louisa, route 1, four sons, Monroe Hughes of Louisa, Route 1, Morton Hughes of Wellsville, OH, Mitchell Hughes of Piedmont, OH, and Merle Hughes of Tampa, FL; a sister, Mrs. R. E. Dewees of Turtle Creek, WV, a brother, L. F. Curnutte of Fort Pierce, FL and 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home and to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1968

 

KANE, John Clifford

KANE, Fannie (Austin)

Double funeral rites were conducted fro an aged Fallsburg couple, John Clifford and Fannie Austin Kane, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial took place in the Austin Cemetery, Fallsburg. Mrs. Kane, 72, was claimed Friday, April 26, in a hospital at St. Cloud, FL following an extended illness. Her body was en route home when Mr. Kane, 72, was en route to attend her funeral, succumbed Sunday morning in a Claxton, GA motel. Both are natives of Fallsburg, Mrs. Kane was a daughter of the late W. B. and Rosa Moore Austin. She was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg and was a Station Agent for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company at Allen, KY until her retirement. Her survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Billups of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Luther L. Prince of Fallsburg. Mr. Kane was a son of the late William and Josephine Sloan Kane. He is survived by an uncle, Arthur Sloan, of St. Cloud. The bodies were removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1968'

 

LEVERING, George Franklin

1875-1968

George Franklin Levering, of Laingsburg, MI died Wednesday, May 1 in Michigan. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Surviving are four sons, James Levering of Route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, John Levering of Grand Lodge, MI, Albert Levering of Columbus, OH, and Dewey Levering of Lainsburg; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Friel of Dayton, OH; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, had charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1968

 

MAYNARD, Infant

1968-1968

Graveside funeral services were conducted Friday for infant Maynard, son of Billy Ray and Shirley Woods Maynard of Catlettsburg, who was dead at birth in a Louisa hospital. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Wallace in charge. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

MILLER, Josephine (Thompson)

1881-1968

Mrs. Josephine (Josie) Miller, 86, of Louisa, route 1, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after a five week illness. She is survived by 249 direct descendants. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Meade Branch Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. She was born June 29, 1881, in Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of the late Kiser and Marcina Miller Thompson. Her husband, John R. Miller, died in 1925. She was a member of Louisa Untied Methodist church. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Margia Triplett of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lizzie Judd of Drift, KY, Mrs. Carl Senters of Betsy Layne, KY, Mrs. J. P. Hinkle and Mrs. Ralph Arrington of Louisa, and Mrs. Ernie Thompson of Louisa, Route 1, two sons, Jay R. Miller of Louis and Edward Miller of Louisa route 1; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Cooke of Louisa, Route 2, Mr. Ala Senters of Louisa and Mrs. Granville Harris of Kenova, WV and 86 grandchildren, 105 great grandchildren and 50 great-great grandchildren. Another son, Albert Miller, died in 1953. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1968

 

PERRY, George F.

1910-1968

George F. Perry, 57, of Grove City, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY, died Saturday in a Columbus, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with a Rev. Thompson, of Columbus, officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery near Webbville. An employee of Columbus General Depot, he was born October 7, 1910, in Lawrence county, KY, a son of Mrs. Mimmie Marburger of Grove City and the late Frank Perry. Other survivors include two step daughters, Mrs. Betty Buck and Mrs. Louise Cupp of Columbus; a step son, Raymond Daniel of Columbus, a brother, Clarence Perry of Reynoldsburg, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Petit of Grove City and Mrs. Erma Hoppes of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1968

 

PETERS, Frances Ellen (Compton)

1876-1968

Mrs. Frances Ellen Peters, 91, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday at her home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a 46 year member, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. Paul Mullens officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Mrs. Peters was born October 2, 1876 at Route1, Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Sallie Cox Compton. Her husband, Gallie G. Peters, died in 1954. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Patterson, of Whitehouse, OH; six sons, Luther Peters, of Shipping Port, PA, Roy Peters of New Florence, PA, Homer Peters of Bowling Green, OH, Roscoe Peters of Portsmouth, OH, Curtis Peters, of Ironton, and Howard Peters of Pittsburgh, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1968

 

RANSON, Herb G.

Herb G. Ransom, 59, of New Mexico, was killed in a motor cycle accident Tuesday afternoon while en route home from work, according to information received by his sister, Mrs. David E. Rice. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thad Ranson, of Lawrence county. He is survived by his widow, the former, Alberta Dunbar; one son, Bill Ranson with the U. S. Navy, and a daughter, Sara Jo Ranson, a student. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

SPARKS, Lawrence Hubert

1883-1968

Lawrence Hubert Sparks, 84, of Blaine, died Monday in an Ashland hospital following an illness of six weeks. Mr. Sparks was born May 9, 1883, at Blaine, a son of the late Peter and Rebecca Ross Sparks. He was a farmer and carpenter. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clavis Adkins and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alma Sparks, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nelse Williams of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Dewey Hensley of Webbville, Mrs. Barton West of Blaine, and Mrs. Virgil Kazee of Greenup; two sons, Jay Sparks of Ashland and Eugene Sparks of Cable, OH; two stepsons, Hubert and Herbert Kazee, both of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Bright of Blaine, a brother, James L. Sparks of Blaine; 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Dora (Borders)

1877-1968

Mrs. Dora Thompson, 91, of Ulysses, died Friday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses of which she was a member, with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in Ira Borders Cemetery, Ulysses. She was born February 16, 1877, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Ira and Mimi Borders. Her husband, William Thompson, died in 1959. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thurman Jones and Mrs. Mary Dewey of Ulysses; three sons, Howard Thompson of Gary, WV, Ova Thompson of Sophia, WV, and Everett Thompson of Portsmouth; 6 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1968

 

WELLS, James Byron

Mr. James Byron Wells, 60, of Burlington, WV, died Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in a Durham, NC hospital following an extended illness. A native of Wayne County, WV, he was employed by the Burlington Industries. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Richmond-Thompson Chapel, with the Rev. George Johnson and the Rev. Chester Brown, officiating. Burial was made in the Pinehill Cemetery in Burlington. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Miller Peters Wells; two daughters, Mrs. Nadine Whitesell of Burlington, Mrs. Dorothy Maner of Long Beach, NC; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Sammons of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

WILLIAMS, Luther

1896-1968

Luther Williams, 62, passed away May 22 at his home in Wheelersburg, OH. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams, he was born October 28,1 896, at Flat Gap. Funeral rites were conducted May 25, from the Gill Funeral Home, Wheelersburg, with the Rev. Dewey Wright officiating. Burial was made in Memorial Park at Wheelersburg. Lawrence County relatives attending were Mrs. Minyard Salyers of Cherokee, a sister; Ralph Salyer of route 1, Louisa, Marion Salyers, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Arland Delong, Adams, KY. Ohio relatives attending were : Marcus Salyers, Grove City, Robert Salyers, Hellard; Mrs. Homer Hylton, Urbana, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce VanCulin of St. Paris. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

WINGFIELD, Clair P.

1895-1968

Clair P. Wingfield, 72, of 325 W. Main Street, Louisa, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. William Chellgren officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. A retired engineer, he was born in Bedford, VA, July 7, 1895, a son of the late Joseph B. and Emogene Stevens Wingfield. A member of the Eastern Star and Smith Lodge 775 F & AM at Russell, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hannah Heston Wingfield and several nieces and nephews. Masonic rites were conducted at the Heston Funeral Home Saturday at 8 p.m. and the body was taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1968

 

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CARTER, George R.

1877-1968

George R. Carter, 90, of Louisa, died Friday in a Paintsville nursing home after a six month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery at Adams. A farmer, he was born in Lawrence County, September 13, 1877, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Berry Carter. His wife, Gertrude Carter, died in 1957. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Polly Sanders of London, OH, Mrs. Lottie Heston of West Jefferson, OH, and Mrs. Madge Salyers of Louisa, Route 4; a son, Geiger Carter of Biggs; and two sisters, Mrs. Molly Muncy of Louisa and Mrs. Joe Hewlett of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1968

 

CHURCH, Albert

1923-1968

Albert Church, Jr., 45, of Louisa, route 1, was dead on arrival Tuesday, May 28, at a Louisa hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born in West Virginia May 20, 1923, a son of Mrs. Mettie Workman Shannon of Prichard, WV and the late Albert Church, he was a construction worker and World War II veteran. Other survivors are his widow, Mrs. Hazel Lautzsnheiser Church; four daughters, Joyce Ann, Brenda Lee, Hazel Louise, and Sandra Sue Church at home; four sons, Sp. 4 Larry Church with the Army in Arizona, Pfc. Donald Church with the Army in Illinois and Garry and Eddy Church, at home; two sisters, Mrs. James McGone of Creston, OH and Mrs. Verle Burke of Logan, OH; two brothers, Arthur Church of Louisa, Route 1, and Warren Church of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

CHURCH, James Edward

1940-1968

James Edward Church, 28, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday in a two car head-on collision at Lancaster, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in the Pack Cemetery at Buffalo Horn, Martin County. A son of Mrs. Lula Caudill Short of Columbus, and the late James Edward Church, he was born at Ashland March 9, 1940. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nancy Pack Church; two daughters, Kimberly and Rebecca Church, at home; a son, James E. Church, Jr., at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Hayes and Miss Brenda Church of Columbus and Mrs. Ted Pack of Louisa. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to Mrs. Pack's home here. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

DANIELS, Douglas Eugene

1968-1968

Douglas Eugene Daniels, two week old son of Mrs. Ruby Daniels of Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. The cause of death, according to Lawrence County coroner Eugene Hensley was pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Church on Louisa Route 4, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, officiating. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery. Also surviving are two sisters, Molly and Monnie Louise Daniels of Louisa and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Daniels of Louisa, Star Route. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1968

 

DAVIS, John

1899-1968

John Davis, 69, of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, June 17, in a Columbus hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born at Ulysses, March 3, 1899, the farmer and miner was a son of the late Mike and Alafair Lyons Davis. His wife, Mrs. Ida Collier Davis died this past February. Survivors are two brothers, Edgar Davis of Columbus, and Bascum Davis at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 968

 

DEBORD, Roscoe

1903-1968

Roscoe Debord, 65, of Galloway, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, KY, died Thursday, May 30, in a Columbus hospital. He was born March 2, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Mary Jane Griffith Debord. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Minnie McKenzie Debord; five sons, Roscoe Debord of Columbus, Ed and John Debord of Galloway, Russell Debord of Fairfield, CA, and Robert Debord of Fort Jackson, SC; three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Scalf of Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Mary Leming of Columbus and Miss Irene Debord of Galloway; three brothers, Orlie Debord of Middletown, OH, William Debord of Tutor Key, KY and Ervin Debord of Columbus, five half-brothers, Wilbur, Paul and Dean Debord of Baltimore, MD, John Debord, Jr., of Louisa and Everett Debord of Phoenix, AZ; and four half-sisters, Ollie, Marie Ann, and Maxine. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Chestnut Grove Church, Lowmansville, KY with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Joe Allen Cemetery there. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

DEREFIELD, Thomas A.

1886-1968

Thomas A. Derefield, 81, of Route 4, Marysville, OH, died Monday, May 20, in Memorial Hospital, Marysville, after an illness of five weeks. A retired farmer, he was born August 1886, near Webbville, KY. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Ellen Burton Derefield. He had lived in the Marysville area for 21 years. He was married to the former Cara Carter, who preceded him in death in 1947. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Mae) Compton, of Marysville; a brother, Charles Derefield of Ironton, OH; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, may 23, in the Castle-Hale Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Kochersperger officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

EVANS, John S.

John S. Evans, 69, of Louisa, route 5, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. A former Norfolk & Western Railway Co. employee, he was born at Webb, WV, a son of the late Josh and Nancy Davis Evans, and was a United Baptist Church member. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sadie Romans Evans; five daughters, Mrs. Duard Gartin of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. William Short, Jr., of Cleveland and Mrs. B. H. Dalton, Mrs. Homer Marcum and Mrs. Bill Blair of Louisa, Route 5; four sons, Estel Evans of Brentwood, MD, Ray Evans of Hawaii, and Roy and Cecil Evans of Crum, WV; a sister, Mrs. Ada Brumfield of Crum; a brother, William Evans, of Crum; and 23 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

FRALEY, June and Jan

1968-1968

Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Wellman Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, for June and Jan Fraley, infant daughters of Boyce and Betty Snyder Fraley of Columbus, OH, with the Rev. Sammie Branham. Surviving, other than the parents, include two brothers, Lenny and Timmy Fraley, at home. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 968

 

HAYS, Howard R.

1886-1968

Howard R. Hays, 82, of Route 1, Louisa, formerly of Mt. Vernon, OH, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. He made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Short of Louisa Route 1. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Derek Wallace officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. An accountant, he was born at Mt. Vernon, February 1, 1886, a son of the late Leander and Carrie Robinson Hays. He was a member of the Christian Church for 62 years. His wife, Mrs. Carrie Rice Hays, preceded him in death. Surviving is a stepson, Neil Wheaton of Mt. Vernon. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1968

 

HOLBROOK, Della Mae

1892-1968

Miss Della Mae Holbrook, 76, of Louisa, died Wednesday, June 12, in an Ashland hospital. She recently had been residing in an Ashland nursing home. Miss Holbrook was born April 5, 1892, at Martha, a daughter of the late William P. and Nancy Boggs Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hay of Louisa and Mrs. Hannah Cochran of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

HOLBROOK, George Washington

1887-1968

George Washington Holbrook, 81, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Webbville, KY, died Friday May 24, in a Columbus hospital. Born April 12, 1887, at Hicksville, KY, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Martha Alice Blankenship Holbrook. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Holbrook was a Lawrence County farmer most of his life. On January 17, 1923, he was married to Miss Lora Manda Thompson, who preceded him in death September 1, 1950. Survivors include two sons, Paul Raymond Holbrook, of Columbus and James Stanley Holbrook of Powell, OH; one daughter, Mrs. William (Susie Marie) Evans of Worthington, OH; 11 grandchildren, Lt. Paul R. Holbrook, Jr., of Ft. Walters, TX, Priscilla, Pamela, and Penelope Holbrook of Columbus, Mrs. David (Brenda) Young, Columbus, Jimmy Holbrook of Sunbury, OH, Loretta and Patricia Holbrook, Powell, OH, Carol, Sharon and David Evans, of Worthington; 3 great grandchildren, Robin, Deanna and Darnell Young, Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Jones, Grayson, Mrs. Eliza Clevenger, Columbus, and one brother, William Holbrook of Fallsburg, KY and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, at Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Revs. Jack Perry and Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

KEYSER, Lula (Cartr)

1891-1968

Mrs. Lula Carter Keyser, 76, of Portsmouth, OH, died June 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Moon, in San Bruno, CA. Mrs. Keyser was born November 8, 1891 at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Sol and Julia Ann Hayes Carter. She was married to W. R. Keyser of Portsmouth, January 15, 1915. Mr. Keyser died September 8,1 966. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Moon, one grandson and one great grandson; one sister, Mrs. Monroe Hughes; one brother, Mr. Roy Carter. Other relatives were Mrs. Hiram Layne, Mrs. S. B. Ball, Mr. Hubert Pack, and Atty., Eldred E. Adams, of Louisa, all cousins of Mrs. Keyser. Funeral services were conducted at the Dachlor Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

KISE, Robert

1885-1968

Funeral rites will be conducted for Robert Kise, 83, of Louisa, Route 1, Friday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold officiating. Burial will be made in the Kise Cemetery on Route 1. Mr. Kise passed away Tuesday, following surgery at a Huntington hospital. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

MAYNARD, Homer D.

1914-1968

Homer D. (Dick) Maynard, 53, of Prichard, WV died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday in Veterans' Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born November 23, 1914, at Route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Ben and Vola Singer Maynard. He was a machinist and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bernice Bean Maynard; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Eucland of Circleville, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Danzil Endicott of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Sammy Burns, and Mrs. Berniece Ward, both of Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. Robert Crum of Ashland; a brother, B. Frank Maynard of Fort Gay and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Shiloh Methodist Church at Prichard with the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial was in Bean Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by V. F. W. Post 1064 of Huntington. The body was removed Sunday from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Harold Bean of Prichard. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

MCFARLAND, Dixie (Wellman)

Mrs. Dixie Wellman McFarland, 82, who had been married to A. F. McFarland, veteran Gates Lumber Co. man, 62 years, died at 7 a.m. June 14 at Baptists Hospital, Memphis, TN. Born in Louisa, KY, she lived in Schlater, Miss., before moving to Memphis 65 years ago. Her home was at 2338 LaRose and she was a member of Rebecca Memorial Methodist Church. She leaves her husband, who is still active at Gates Lumber Co.; two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Mason, Jr., of Louisville, KY and Mrs. e. E. Jeter of Millington; four sons, James E., C. R. and M. H. McFarland of Memphis and A. F. McFarland, Jr., of Richardson, TX; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She kept contacts with the news of the area through reading the columns of the Big Sandy News and on occasion visits with relatives. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

MCKENZIE, Esta (Blanton)

1906-1968

Mrs. Esta McKenzie, 61, Martha, died Saturday at her home after a heart attack on June 1. Funeral services were conducted  at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Win of which she was a member, with the  Elders Sandy Phillips, Tommy Bailey and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna. Born in Johnson County, December 25, 1906, she was a daughter of Ed Blanton of Martha and the late Hattie Howard Blanton. Surviving are her husband, Ova McKenzie; five sons, Eual, of Fuget, J. P., Eugene, and Paul of Columbus, OH and Ora McKenzie of Martha; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell Scaggs, Keaton, Mrs. Maxine Segraves of Martha, and Mar. Hatie Wilson of Columbus; four brothers, John Blanton, Elna, Jim Blanton, Martha, Melvin Blanton of Beatyville, and Elzie Blanton of Win; four sisters, Mrs. Alta Cantrell and Miss Dalla Mae Blanton of Fuget, Mrs. Ethel Curtis of Staffordsville and Mrs. Mary Cochran of Win; 19 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Paintsville Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

NODEN, Timothy J.

Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Tuley of Fort Gay, WV have received word from Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Noden, of Linwood, PA, that their son, Sgt. Timothy J. Noden was killed May 13 while fighting on Black Widow Mountain in Vietnam. Sgt. Noden, who was assigned to Co. A, 2nd Btn. 25gth Infantry, had been in Vietnam since, June 1967. He was scheduled to leave June 13. He was drafted into the Army in August 1966. Noden was called a good soldier, and proud to uphold American standards. A 1965 graduate of Chichester High School, Noden attended Pennsylvania Military College for one year. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2 p.m. from the Marcus Hook Baptist Church in Linwood, PA. Interment was in Lawn Craft Cemetery. Friends were requested to omit flowers and in lieu of this to make contributions to the Timothy J. Noden Memorial Fund at Marcus Memorial Church. In addition to his parents, Noden is survived by two brothers, Harold, Jr., of Linwood, and David, a missionary in Africa; three sisters, Mrs. Miriam Whitehead of Claymont, PA, a twin sister, Evelyn, at home, and Mary a student at Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC. Sgt. Noden is the 71st serviceman from Delaware Co., PA area killed in Vietnam since September 1965. He and his parents formerly resided near Louisa during his early childhood. Many here remember them. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

RANSON, Herbie G.

1909-1968

Herbie G. Ranson, 59, former Louisa resident, was killed Tuesday of last week in a motorcycle accident while en route home from work at a Westinghouse Corp. desalination plant near Roswell. Born April 14, 1909, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Thaddius and Elizabeth Pigg Ranson. He had lived in Roswell six years. He moved there from Ironton, OH where he was employed by the Barrett Division of Allied Chemical Corp. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alberta Dunbar Ranson; a daughter, Miss Sara Jo Ranson of Norman, OK; a son, Lt. William M. Ranson, U. S. Naval Air Force, Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Mrs. D. D. (Eliza) Cooksey of Ashland, and Mrs. David Rice of Louisa and two brothers, Paul Ranson of Charleston, WV and Robert Ranson of Tulsa, OK. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday in Roswell. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

RATCLIFFE, James Lee

1968-1968

Graveside rites for infant James Lee Ratcliffe were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at the Derifield Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. The infant, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ratcliffe, High Bottom section, Louisa, was born June 2, in an Ashland, KY hospital. Survivors, besides the parents, include one sister, Sandra Kay, at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. O. L. Nelson, Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ratcliff, of Clifford, KY. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

ROBINSON, Minnie (Waddell)

1891-1968

Mrs. Minnie Robinson, 76, formerly of Scope Towers, Ashland, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Robinson was born September 13, 1891, in Webbville, a daughter of the late Meredith and Rhoda Webb Waddell. She had been a resident of Ashland for 10 years, moving there from Louisa. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Willard with the Rev. B. F. Durham officiating. Burial was in McDavid Cemetery there. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ennis Berry of Radcliff, OH; one son, Meredith Robinson of Washington, D. C. , three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Jordan of Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Anna Queen of Denton, KY, and Mrs. Frances Jordan of Mansfield, OH, two brothers, Edward Waddell of Jeriel, KY and Kinner Waddell of Webbville; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

SPARKS, August L.

August L. Sparks, of Martha, KY, died June 3, at his home. He was a native of Lawrence county, son of Mrs. Mary Sparks and the late Allen Sparks. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are also his widow, Mrs. Marge W. Sparks; one son, Albert L. Sparks, one sister, Mrs. Nancy Eldridge, Sandy Hook, KY, one brother, Martin Sparks of Martha. Services were conducted June 5, at the residence. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

WATTS, Arnold

1944-1968

Funeral services for Arnold Watts, 23, of Fort Gay, route 2, who was killed in an auto accident on Mill Creek Road near Fort Gay, Thursday night, June 13, were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Route 2 with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery also on Route 2.  According to the state police, a car driven by Mr. Watts was rounding a curve when the door came open and the victim was thrown out and down an embankment. A passenger, Garland W. Akers, was not injured when the car also went over the embankment. The vehicle was owned by Mr. Akers, police said. Mr. Watts was born September 14, 1944 at Genoa, in Wayne County, WV, a son of George and Jenny Robinson, of Mansfield, OH. He was an auto mechanic. Additional survivors, include the widow, Mrs. Audra Mae Akers Watts; a daughter, Christine, and two sons, Arnold and Gregory Watts, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Mills of Kenova and Diana Watts of Mansfield, 7 brothers, Lucian Watts of Grayson, KY, Ernest , George F. and Dallas Watts, of Kenova, Jesse Watts of Huntington, Gallie Watts of Ceredo, and Delbert R. Watts of Mansfield and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Watts of Ferguson, WV and Mr. and Mrs. Finley Robinson of Genoa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

WELLMAN, William Sanders

1882-1968

William Sanders Wellman, 85, of Route 1, Louisa, died Friday at the residence of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Wellman was born December 9, 1882, in Louisa, a son of the late Sanders and Narcissus Bradley Wellman. He was a farmer. Surviving are a sister, Miss Victoria Wellman of Route 1, Louisa and two brothers, Milton Wellman of Columbus, OH and Felix Wellman of Morehead, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Smokey valley Church at Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Jerry Blanton officiating. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery there. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1968

 

WINCHELL, Chester Arthur

1893-1968

Chester Arthur Winchell, Sr., 74, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV died in a Louisa hospital at 5:30 p.m. June 5. Mr. Winchell was born November 6, 1893, at Prichard, WV, a son of the late Henry C. and Roxie Ann Colegrove Winchell. He was a retired railroad and construction worker. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are his widow, Bertha Gibson Winchell, to whom he had been married 48 years; five daughters, Mrs. Matt Butcher, South Point, OH, Mrs. James Sturgill, Thornville, OH, Mrs. Elwood Frasher, Panama City, FL, Mrs. Lee Roy Meade, Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. John C. Robinette, Fort Gay; three sons, Clyde Winchell, Chester, OH, Vernon Winchell, Rittman, OH, and Wray Winchell, Route 1, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Dennis Durham, Dunham, KY, one brother, Cloyde Winchell of route 1, Fort Gay and 29 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

YORK, Charles Grant

1913-1968

Charles Grant York, 54, formerly of Louisa, Route 2, died May 24, of an apparent heart attack while at work in Long Beach, CA where he had resided for the past 14 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. May 28 from the Dilday Family Mortuary with Dr. Frank M. Kepner of the First Baptist Church of Long Beach, officiating. Interment was at the Sunnydale Memorial Park in Long Beach. He was born in Portsmouth, OH, June 14, 1913, a son of Mont York and the late Cora Roberts York. Surviving are the father, his widow, two sons, Charles Curtis and Alvin Darryl; one daughter, Doris Mae, all of Long Beach; two brothers, M. E. York of Kentucky and Clifford York of Tacoma, WA; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey, Logan, WV, Mrs. Edith Wright, Switzer, WV, Mrs. Helen Sammons, Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. Emogene Sammons of Gahanna, OH. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1968

 

YORK, Nancy Jane (Payne)

1892-1968

Mrs. Nancy Jane York, 76, of 717 Academy Street, Williamson, WV, who died Tuesday, May 28, was buried in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher following services at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church at Williamson with the Rev. Warren Shields officiating. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and past Matron of the Eastern Star Chapter, Williamson, she was born in Louisa, April 6, 1892,, a daughter of the late A. M. and Elizabeth Spence Payne. Surviving are her husband, Thomas S. York, a son, Howard York of Williamson; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Varney of Turkey Creek, KY and Mrs. K. C. Walker of Louisa; a brother, Elbert J. Payne of Louisa, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1968

 

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BROOKS, Herbert

Herbert Brooks, 84, died Saturday in the home of a son, Henry Brooks at Felicity, OH, after a short illness. He was a native of Garred Co., a retired farmer, and a member of the Bryantsville Methodist Church. Other survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Curtis McMillan, Louisville, Mrs. C. B. Breeding of Apple Valley, CA and Miss Gladys Brooks, Danville, KY; three other sons, Morris Brooks, Lancaster, Hubert F. and Carl F. Brooks, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Edens, Coral Gables, FL, Mrs. Berlin Dockum, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Luther Brumfield, Nicholasville, KY. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Ramsey Funeral Home there with the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold, pastor of the Louisa United Methodist Church officiating. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Adams and Rev. and Mrs. Walter Lee Arnold and family. Big Sandy News, July 18,1968

 

DIAMOND, Ronnie Glen

1967-1968

Ronnie Glen Diamond, one year old son of Felix and Pansy Sue Isaac Diamond of Louisa, route 3, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Diamond of Louisa, route 3, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery there. He was born June 9, 1967. Other survivors include a sister, Mary Esta Diamond, and a brother, Roger Lee Diamond, both at home and the maternal grandfather, Martin Isaac of Fort Gay, route 2. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of the paternal grandparents. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1968

 

FUGITT, Milton V.

1892-1968

Milton V. Fugitt, 76, of Carmi, IL, formerly of Lawrence county, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday in a veterans hospital in Marion, IL. Born January 13, 1892, at Adams, KY, he was a son of the W. T. Fugitt of Gallup, and the late Victoria Ball Fugitt. He was a retired carpenter, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Surviving in addition to his father, are his widow, Mrs. Tessie Fugitt of Carmi; six sisters, Mrs. Z. W. Chapman, Mrs. George Smith, and Mrs. James Damron all of Louisa, Mrs. J.M. Franklin of Ashland, and Mrs. Lester Hautebergue of Wixom, MI, and Miss Jewell Fugitt of Chapman; and three brothers, Roscoe Fugitt of Louisa and Geyger Fugitt and B. R. Fugitt, both of Ashland. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1968

 

HOLBROOK, William George

William George Holbrook, 52, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Webbville, Route 1, died Friday in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Webb Chapel on Webbville, Route 1, with the Rev. A. C. Adams, officiating. Burial was in the Rube Adams Cemetery there. Born at Webbville, he was a son of Tom and Mary Bentley Holbrook, and a World War II veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Meade of Dayton, OH, a son, Eddie Holbrook, of St. Louis, MO, four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Bishop, and Mrs. Fannie Evans of Columbus, Mrs. Crate Young of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Pete Messina of Detroit; two brothers, Virgil Holbrook of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Manzel Holbrook of Logan, OH; and four grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1968

 

JUSTICE, Sally Gire

Miss Sally Gire Justice, 24, died June 16th at New Holland, OH. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Justice, Sr., Funeral services were held June 18, at the New Holland Church of Christ with the pastor, Rev. Robert Anderson and Dr. Alva Sizemore, of Columbus, officiating. Burial was in the local cemetery at New Holland. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are a brother, Nelson Justice, Jr., of New Holland, a sister, Mrs. Sharon Jo Rowe of New Manchester, WV. The deceased was a graduate of Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY and had been a social worker at the East Tennessee Christian Home at Elizabethton, for the past two years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Miss Justice was the sister in law of Rev. Robert Rowe, former pastor of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1968

 

KISE, Robert R.

1885-1968

Robert R. Kise, Sr., 82, of Louisa Route 1, died Tuesday, June 25, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter L. Arnold officiating. Burial was in the Kise Cemetery on Meades Branch, Louisa, Route 1. Survivors are two sons, Robert R. Kise, Jr., of Louisa Route 1, and William G. Kise  with the Air Force in Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Lena Swetnam, of Edmore, MI; a brother, W. D. Kise of Louisa, route 1, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, July 4, 1968

 

MILLER, Dave

1924-1968

Dave Miller, Jr., 43, of Louisa, died July 10 in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. A retired farmer, he was born August 19, 1924, in Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Syrilda Kitchen Miller; his parents, Dave and Nora Stidham Miller of Louisa, route 1; one daughter, Mrs. Willis Combs of Huntington; two sons, David Miller and Harold Miller, both at home and one sister, Mrs. Arlie Diamond of Louisa, route 1. The body was taken to the home and to the church one hour before services by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1968

 

O'BRYAN, Harry Millard

1897-1968

Harry Millard O'Bryan, 71, of Louisa, Route 3, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral service were conducted Sunday from the Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. A son of the late William S. and Emmalina Keller O'Bryan, he was born at Wilbur, January 18, 1897, and was a retired mail messenger, farmer and a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Short O'Bryan, to whom he was married 52 years; two daughters, Mrs. Irad Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Gordon Yates of Louisa, Route 4, a sister, Mrs. Virgie Moore of Louisa, a brother, John J. Jordan of Cordell, and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from Curtright Funeral Home and funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1968

 

PREECE, Henry G.

1883-1968

Rev. Henry G. Preece, 85, of Louisa Route 5, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while attending a service at the United Baptist Church at Pilgrim, of which he was a 60 year member. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home with the Rev. Howard Preece, the Rev. Trig McCoy and the Rev. Charley Cook officiating. Burial was in the Preece Memorial Gardens, on Louisa, Route 1. A retired farmer and minister, he was born at Inez, April 7, 1883, a son of the late Henry H. and Armanda Runyon Preece. His first wife, Mrs. Ada Davis Preece, died in 1937. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Virgie Cook Preece; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Sturgill and Mrs. Clyde Nelson of Louisa, and Mrs. Beulah E. Fletcher of Cincinnati; six sons, William H., Adwin and Rudolph Preece of Howell, MI, Haskell Preece of Cincinnati and Everett Preece of Louisville; a brother, Ben Preece of Inez, a sister, Mrs. Della Ward of Boons Camp, and 29 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1968

 

QUEEN, Elizabeth

1887-1968

Mrs. Elizabeth Queen, 81, of Portsmouth, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in a Portsmouth hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa United Methodist Church of which she was a member, with the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold, pastor, and the Rev. Roland Fierce of Wheelersburg, OH, a close friend of the family. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born in Boyd County, March 27, 1887, she was the widow of Herbert Queen who died in 1931. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Tackett of Madisonville, KY, Mrs. Opal McCarthy of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Katherine Burgess of Frankfort, KY, and Mrs. Eleanor Bennington of Wheelersburg, OH; four sons, Dr. W. F. Queen of Tiger, GA, Herbert H. Queen of Portsmouth, OH, Tom Queen of Morehead, KY, and J. Howard Queen of Louisa, and 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. The Queen family moved to Portsmouth following Mr. Queen's death in 1931. Mrs. Queen had resided there since that time. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1968

 

WOOTEN, Missouri (Fitzpatrick)

1884-1968

Mrs. Missouri Wooten, 84, of Louisa, Route 2, died Wednesday, July 17, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Richardson Chapel with the Rev. Claude VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery at Richardson. A daughter of the late Anna Fitzpatrick, she was born at Louisa, May 10, 1884, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, William S. Wooten, died in 1962. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Price of Louisa, route 2, and Mrs. James M. Hudson of Wyoming, NY. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Cecil Price at Richardson where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1968

 

WULFCAMP, Blanche

Mrs. Blanche Wulfcamp, 82 years old mother of Rev. Harry Wulfcamp, former Louisa pastor, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Saturday morning following a long illness. Mrs. Wulfcamp suffered a stroke on July 4th and never regained consciousness, according to information given the News by her son, Rev. Wulfcamp. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Morgan and Fox Funeral Home in Stanford, KY with the Rev. Dr. C. W. White officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford. Mrs. Wulfcamp resided with her son during his ministry in Louisa where she had many warn friends. Her husband preceded her in death while the Wulfcamps resided in Stanford where Rev. Wulfcamp pastored the Methodist Church there. The Wulfcamps are natives of Pennsylvania. She was a loyal member of the Louisa Methodists Church and the Woman's Bible Class as health permitted.  She is survived by one son, Rev. Wulfcamp and two granddaughters, Miss Linda Wulfcamp, at home and Miss Roy Nave of Wilmore, KY. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1968

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BELL, Bertha (Castle)

1890-1968

Mrs. Bertha Castle Bell, 78, of Richardson, KY, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at her home after an extended illness. She was born January 16, 1890, at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Matt and Lydia Pack Castle. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home. Burial was in Davis Cemetery at Richardson. She is survived by her husband, Brooks Bell; four daughters, Mrs. Charlie Boyd of Louisa, Mrs. James Hinkle of Columbus, Mrs. Hank Ratliff of Moundsville, WV and Mrs. Shirley Hanshaw of Decatur, OH; five sons, Richard and Homer of Columbus, Linzey of London, OH, Grover of Dayton, and Ervin of Louisa; 31 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1968

 

BOGGS, James Clyde

1909-1968

James Clyde Boggs, 59, of 247 Thurman Avenue, Columbus, OH, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Saturday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Thompson and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A butcher for Armour Meat Packing Co., at Columbus, he was born July 16, 1909, at Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Flurnoy and Myrtle (Boggs) Boggs. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Curnette Boggs, six daughters, Mrs. Edward Ray, Mrs. Ballard Brown, Mrs. William Gilbert, Mrs. Carl Straight, and Mrs. Michael Hart, all of Columbus and Mrs. John Noel of Westerville, OH, two sons, Donald Edward and Ronald Boggs of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ed Wiler of Blaine and 22 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

CARROLL, Floyd W.

1900-1968

Floyd W. Carroll, 68, of Mansfield, OH, and formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Monday morning in a Mansfield hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Carroll was born February 8, 1900, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late William H. and Maggie Blankenship Carroll. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Mansfield and had worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad 42 years before retiring. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Back of Mansfield officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Smith Carroll; one daughter, Mrs. Archie Ball of Mansfield, seven sons, Charles Carroll and Robert Carroll, both of Mansfield, Avery Carroll of Princeton, WV, Floyd Carroll, Jr., and Londa Carroll, both of Fort Gay, Ray Carroll of Napa, CA and Sgt. William Carroll  with the U. S. Armed Forces in Okinawa; one sister, Mrs. Grace Harris of Red Jacket, WV and two brothers, Robert Carroll, Webb, WV and Millard Carroll, Dingus, WV. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1968

 

CHAPMAN, Bell (Perry)

1871-1968

Mrs. Bell Smith Chapman, 96, of Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church at Gallup of which she was a member for 65 years with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Gallup Cemetery. Born October 17, 1871 in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late J. W. and Emily Sammons Perry. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Emory D. Hancock of Canal Fulton, OH, one step daughter, Mrs. Fred Wooten; six sons, G. F. Smith of Louisa, route 5, J. C. Smith, Sr., of Louisa route 1, C.E. Chapman of Louisa, Clifford Chapman of Louisa route 1, and Clyde Chapman and Billy Chapman both of Canal Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Kentucky Jetters of Williamson, WV, one step brother, Oak Perry of Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1968

 

CLARKSON, Belva (Bradley)

1892-1968

Mrs. Belva Bradley Clarkson, 75, of Louisa, Route 1, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Enterprise Baptist Church on Louisa route 2 with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. A Baptist Church member for 70 years, she was born in Lawrence County, October 15, 1892, a daughter of the late William P. and Martha Adams Bradley. Surviving are her husband, Hilbert Clarkson, a daughter, Mrs. Gary Robertson of Columbus; a son, Ival Clarkson of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Mae VanHoose of Louisa and Mrs. Alva Clarkson of Louisa route 4 and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1968

 

DANIELS, Letha Ralph

1910-1968

Letha Ralph Daniels, 57, of Route 1, Louisa, died of a heart attack at his home at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Born August 27, 1910, at Chandlersville, KY, he was a son of the late Elcana and Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville, KY with the Rev. Florida Lyon and the Rev. Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dovie Castle Daniels; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Louisa Blevins of Louisa, and Linda Jean and Faye Daniels; both at home; two sons, Carl Edward Daniels of Ypsilanti, MI and Eldon K. Daniels of Hilliard, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Hazel ?Bushe? of California , Mrs. Mildred Hughes, and Mrs. Bernice Phillips, both of Columbus, Mrs. Ima Jean Johnson of Ypsilanti, and Mrs. Shirley Cordell and Mrs. Phyllis Howard, both of Ashland, four brothers, Ray Daniels of Ashland, Bascom Daniels of Route 1, Louisa, Harold Daniels of Ypsilanti and Earl Daniels of Columbus, and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

DAWSON, Taylor

1894-1968

Taylor Dawson, 74, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, July 31, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Oak Grove Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Herman H. Ross and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. A veteran of World War I, he was born at Fort Gay, April 19, 1894, a son of the late King and Kyle Lykin Dawson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alta Robertson Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. Charley Hill, Mrs. Tony Lemaster and Mrs. Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay; two sons, William Dawson of Bridgeport, CT and Cecil Dawson, at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Ryland of Lakeland, FL, and Mrs. Wayne Wellman and Mrs. Brady Riggs of Fort Gay; a brother, Wayne Dawson of Fort Gay and 16 grandchildren.. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

DIXON, Lisa Ann

1968-1968

Lisa Ann Dixon, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dixon, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, August 1 in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Dixon Cemetery with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, and under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are the parents, grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dixon of Route 1 and grandfather, Lacy Mills of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

FANNIN, Corrine (Cordell)

1928-1968

Mrs. Corrine Cordell Fannin, 40, of Middletown, OH, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, August 23, in a Middletown nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Fannin was born August 6, 1928, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of Mrs. Ida Moore Childers of Meades Branch; KY, and the late Liss Cordell. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Meades Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Cordell Cemetery at Adams, KY. Surviving, in addition to the mother, are the husband, James A. Fannin, 3 daughters, Mrs. Donald Venders, Miss Rita Kay Fannin, and Miss Regina Fannin, all of Middletown;  a son, Ronnie Fannin of Middletown and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Dheel and Mrs. Janet Johnson both of Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a sister, Mrs. Dheel, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1968

 

FRASHER, Della (Thompson)

1881-1968

Mrs. Della Frasher, 87, of Wadsworth, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV route 2, died Thursday, August 22, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Goff, of Wadsworth with whom she had made her home for three years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Bartram Chapel on Fort Gay, route 2, with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery there. Born at Fort Gay, June 6, 1881, a daughter of the late Mindille and Rebecca Crabtree Thompson, she was a member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church of Fort Gay. Her husband,  G. Jay Frasher, preceded her in death. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Nellie Stringfield, and Mrs. Mary Elliott of Wadsworth and Mrs. Elizabeth Garner of Albany, KY, two sons, Luther Frasher of Newark, OH and Lucien Frasher of Fort Gay; and three sisters, Mrs. Arnettie Dawson of Vienna, WV, Mrs. Stella Lewis of Nampa, ID and Mrs. Myrtle Porter of Fort Gay. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1968

 

FUGITT, W. T. (Squire)

1867-1968

W. T. (Squire) Fugitt, probably Lawrence county's oldest citizen, was claimed by death at his home Sunday morning following an illness of three months. Mr. Fugitt, a beloved citizen was nearing his one hundred and one years when the end came at 3:15 a.m. Born October 3, 1867, at Adams, he was a son of the late W. H. and Permelia Roberts Fugitt. He was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Gallup United Methodist Church on route 2, Louisa, for 73 years. His wife, the former Victoria Ball, died in 1952. Mr. Fugitt, in addition to his many contributions to his community, wrote and had published his autobiography and presented copies to each relative and friend, who attended his 100th birthday celebration held October 3, 1967, at his Gallup, KY home. Many interesting things happened during his long and rich lifetime. The War Between the States had closed just two years before his birth and his life got underway while the strife of this horrible war was still strong. His father was part of that war and also seven of his eight uncles were Union soldiers and the other, was a Confederate captain. He would admit to having voted Democratic once in a school board race, but was proud of being a staunch Republican and this ancestry dates back to the Civil War. Mr. Fugitt was the only living member of a family of nine children. His father was a stave culler and had to stay away from home a great deal of the time. The responsibility of the home fell on his shoulders and as a result, he didn't get to attend school regularly. At the age of 16, he and some friends built a shanty at Blaine, KY and lived in it while attending school under the tutelage of Professor G. Milton Elam, a well known educator. He was proud of the third class certificate, he received upon completion of his course.

 

Mr. Fugitt's first venture in politics came about when he was elected a precinct chairman. Later, he ran for school trustee and served in this capacity 28 years. He ran for magistrate and was successful, serving a total of 17 years and earning the title "Squire Fugitt". Some of the county judges he served with were James Clayton, Billy Riffe, and Lafe Wellman. He was instrumental in getting a bill passed for better roads in Lawrence county. In 1910, he joined the I. O.O.F. Lodge and in a course of time, went through all the chairs. He served as secretary of the lodge for several years. Mr. Fugitt joined the Lawrence County Cavalry and went to Frankfort for training. This was similar to today's National Guard, and once about 1918 or19, he went with his company to Coal Creek, WV to help put down a strike. He joined the Methodist Church at the age of 17 and his Christian influence has been great.

 

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Larry Buskirk and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Adams. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Z. W. Chapman of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. G. F. Smith of route 5 Louisa, Mrs. J. N. Franklin of Ashland, Mrs. James Damron of Louisa, Mrs. Lester Hautebargue of Wixon, MI and Miss Jewell Fugitt, at home; three sons, Roscoe Fugitt of Louisa, Geyger and B. R. Fugitt of Ashland; 42 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1968

 

FYFFE, Jesse Jackson

1895-1968

Jesse Jackson (Jack) Fyffe, 73, Louisa, died Wednesday, August 7 in a Louisa hospital after suffering a heart attack. Born February 11, 1895, at Terryville, he was a son of the late Stephen and Melinda Mabry Fyffe; a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine, and was a retired pipe fitter for Ashland Oil & Refining Co. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. C. H. Wallen officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Flora Hamilton Fyffe to whom he was married 54 years; four daughters, Miss Leona Fyffe of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Erna Johnson and Mrs. Carl Cox of Lexington, and Mrs. Leroy Combs of Dallas, TX; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Scaggs of Flat Gap; a brother, Henry Fyffe of Wheelersburg, OH; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1968

 

HILLMAN, Charles

1886-1968

Charles Hillman, 82, of Route 1, Webbville, KY, a farmer and livestock dealer, passed away August 27, at 6:15 a.m. at his home following an extended illness. A son of the late James Henderson and Alice Gray Hillman, he was born august 26, 1886, at Newfoundland, KY. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be made in the Hillman Cemetery on Route 1, Webbville, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The deceased was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tony T. Webb and Mrs. Ballard Kitchen of route 1, Webbville. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1968

 

KITCHEN, Clifford Ray

1963-1968

Clifford Ray Kitchen, Jr., five year old son of Clifford and Lona Belle Tackett Kitchen of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, route 3, died Wednesday, July 31, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. Born at Columbus, January 31, 1963, he is also survived by two sisters, Joyce and Kathy Kitchen, at home, 3 brothers,  Arnold and Larry Kitchen, at home and Randy Kitchen of Louisa, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Kitchen of Louisa route 3 and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Triplett of Louisa, route 4. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

LYON, Bessie (Fyffe)

1887-1968

Bessie Lyon, 81, of Adams, KY, died Tuesday, July 23, at Elmwood Village Nursing Home at Ashland. Born February 21, 1887, at Keaton, KY, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Amanda Cantrell Fyffe. She was married to Forest Lewis Lyon. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Low Gap Baptist church at Adams with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. John Pelfrey officiating. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery in Keaton. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ray Bailey of Louisa; two sons, Elmer Lyon of Paintsville, and Philip H. Lyon of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Hattie Gheens of Columbus, OH; one brother, Parlie Fyffe of Keaton; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1968

 

MOORE, Doshia (White)

1903-1968

Mrs. Doshia White Moore, 64, of California, formerly of Louisa route 4, died Wednesday, July 31, in California. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Trinity United Methodist Church on Louisa, Route 4, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the White Cemetery on Long Branch, Louisa, Route 4. Born in Lawrence County, October 10, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Millard F. Cindy Lambert White. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shirley May of Columbus, seven sons, Lester Moore of California, Robert, William and Lon Moore of Columbus, Walter and Stanley Moore of Detroit and Victor Moore of Louisa route 4; a half-brother, George ?Erryert? of Marysville, OH and 28 grandchildren. The body was at Curtright Funeral Home and arrangements were under the directions of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

NELSON, Lula Jane (Jordan)

1891-1968

Mrs. Lula Jane Nelson, 75, of route 3, Louisa, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born August 12, 1891, in Adams, she was a daughter of the late Laban T. and Emaline Moore Jordan. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, John Nelson, died in 1964. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Five Forks Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ballard Pennington of Route 3, Louisa, a son, Mont J. Nelson of San Francisco; 3 sisters, Mrs. Jesse Cordle of Cordell, Mrs. Jesse Short and Mrs. Andy Lawson, both of Columbus, OH; one brother, Jim Jordan of Columbus and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

PATTON, Cora (Patrick)

1873-1968

Cora Patton, 85, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in Daniel Boone Nursing Home at Morehead after a three year illness. She formerly lived at Fallsburg and was the widow of Charles F. Patton. Mrs. Patton was born July 20, 1873, at Sublet, KY, a daughter of Wiley and Cynthia Gullett Patrick. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Baptist church, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irma Thompson, Morehead and Miss Walita Patton, Fallsburg; four sons, Ward, of Huntington, William A. of Louisa, Hager, of Pampa, TX and John B. Patton, Mt. Sterling, KY; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1968

 

PORTER, Dessie Marie

1927-1968

Miss Dessie Marie Porter, 40, of Webbville, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Willard, KY Christian Church with the Rev. Delmas Seagraves and Rev. Vernon Dickerson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webbville. Born November 28, 1927, at Webbville, she was a daughter of Mrs. Lula Brewster Porter of Webbville and the late Sherman Porter. Other survivors include a brother, Tarvin Porter of Amherst, OH and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Kirk of Ironton, OH. The Malone Funeral Home of Grayson was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1968

 

RICHMOND, John

1905-1968

John Richmond, 62, of 826 Summit Street, Columbus, OH, died Friday, August 9, in Columbus. He formerly resided in the Blaine section of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted from the Shaw-Davis and Glenn L. Myers Funeral Home, Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus A veteran of World War II, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia Richmond at home; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Stormes of Powell, OH and Mrs. Annabelle Pinkerman of Columbus, three brothers, Jack Richmond and Oscar Richmond, both of Columbus, and Elijah Richmond of Fort Wayne, IN; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1968

 

SAMMONS, Henry C.

1894-1968

Henry C. Sammons, 73, of Fort Gay, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services for the farmer will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Glenhayes, WV Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial will be in the Ratcliffe Cemetery there. A World War I veteran, he was born at Clifford, KY, August 17, 1894, a son of the late Linzie and Mintie Williamson Sammons. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florence Meade Sammons; three daughters, Mrs. Minta Carper of Bluefield, Mrs. Gayle Corrall of Princeton and Mrs. Nancy F. Bowen of Roanoke, VA; three sisters, Mrs. Dan Ratcliffe of Glenhayes, Mrs. Dolly Hall of Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Maynard of North Carolina; two brothers, Auxour Sammons of Glenhayes and Clifford Sammons of Columbus and 10 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

SKAGGS, Mary Lou (Wheeler)

1905-1968

Mrs. Mary Lou Skaggs, 63, of Dayton, OH, who died Sunday night in a Miami Valley Hospital after an illness of two months, was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, following funeral services Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Ora Slone officiating. She was born March 4, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Cora Coffey Wheeler and the late Mint Wheeler. A former resident of Louisa and Ashland, she had been employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the past 16 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine. Survivors include a brother, Herman L. Wheeler of Ashland, six sisters, Mrs. Ethel Barnett of Louisa, Mrs. Bessie Koelling of Scottsdale, AZ, Mrs. Myrtle Rice of Russell, Mrs. Minnie Rosing of Huntington, Mrs. Gene Ward and Mrs. Joy Thompson of Ashland, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

SPARKS, Bessie Mae (Ward)

1900-1968

Mrs. Bessie Mae Sparks, 68, of Martha, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born May 6, 1900, in Cherokee, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Castle Ward. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. Homer Evans, the Rev. John Pelfrey, and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are her husband, Garfield Sparks of Martha, two daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Maxie of Martha and Mrs. Joe Sparks of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Chloe Young of Louisa, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Lindsey

1895-1968

Lindsey Thompson, 72, of Blaine, KY, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from  the Low Gap Church near Blaine, with the Rev. Kay Thompson, the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Milt Chaffin officiating. Interment was in Sanders Cemetery at Blaine. Born December 25, 1895 at Adams, KY, he was a son of the late Sam and Belle Laney Thompson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa and was a veteran of World War I. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie (Thompson) Thompson of Blaine; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Bell of Hanover, IL, Mrs. Marie Haley and Mrs. Robert VanBuskirk, both of Clinton, IA, a son, Bradley Thompson of Blaine; two brothers, Monroe Thompson of Louisa and Ira Thompson of Cordell, KY; two sisters,  Mrs. John O'Brien of Wilbur, and Mrs. Henry Hall of Blaine. the body was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. Monday and was taken to the church one hour before services. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1968

 

VOGT, Lena E. (Kitchen)

1910-1968

Mrs. Lena E. Kitchen Vogt, 57, of Columbus, OH, a native of Webbville, KY, died there Friday August 23. Mrs. Vogt moved to Columbus about 30 years ago. She was born at Webbville September 25, 1910, daughter of the late Mason and Jane Hensley Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. from the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery there. Survivors include her husband, Richard Vogt, a daughter, Mrs. Judith Raabe of Columbus, a son, Jimmie D. Vogt, of Chesapeake, VA, four sisters, Mrs. Alice Davis of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Belvia Lowe, Mrs. Tilda Helton and Mrs. Bertha Bias, all of St. Petersburg, FL; one brother, Elmer Kitchen of Huntington and three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1968

 

WALLACE, Millard F.

1877-1968

Millard F. Wallace, 90, formerly of Louisa, died Friday in an Ashland nursing home after a long illness. Born November 7, 1877, at Louisa, he was a son of the late John and Nancy Branham Wallace. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Cherryville Baptist Church with burial in the Wallace Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Oswalt and Mrs. Nancy Jones of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Cuzzie Gooslin of McCarr, Mrs. Wanda Deane, of Charlotteville, VA and Mrs. Jack Sparks of Ashland; three sons, Earl Wallace of Ironton, OH, Otis Wallace of Red Jacket, WV,  and Jack Wallace of Madisonville; 7 step children, Mrs. Riley Parsley of Columbus, Mr. Oscar parsley and Mrs. Marie Gilpin of Route 2, Louisa, Mr. Cal Parsley of Ashland, Mrs. Blanche Dilley of Clifford, Mrs. Isabelle Maynard of Clayton Lane, and Mrs. Arlene Beverly of Charlottsville and 48 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Leonard

1906-1968

Leonard Wellman, 63, of Cherokee, died suddenly at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at his home. Born June 12, 1906, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late John and Susie Bates Wellman. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Cooper Wellman, two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Asburry of Dayton, OH and Miss Elva Faye Wellman at home; three sons, Arlie, Ray, and Charles Wellman, all of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Griffith at Mt. Sterling, OH, Mrs. Esta Boggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Elta Kitchen of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Dave Wellman of Springfield, OH, Claude and Arnold Wellman of Ashland, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1968

 

WHITE, Hannah (Beard)

1891-1968

Mrs. Hannah Beard White, 77, a well known and beloved Louisa woman, succumbed in a local hospital Wednesday morning following a brief illness. Mrs. White, formerly of Berea, KY, and Danvers, Mass., was born August 14, 1891, at Harrodsburg, KH, a daughter of the late Taylor and Lucy Miller Beard. She was a graduate of the Buena Vista Academy in Virginia, the New England Conservatory of Music and the Emmerson School of Dramatic Art, in Boston, Mass. Mrs. White had traveled extensively on Chautauqua Circuits before settling in Danvers, where she resided for 40 years, gaining fame throughout the New England States with her dramatic readings and her melodious mezzo soprano voice. She was married to Cleon Buchlin White, who has been deceased since 1956. Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rogers Anderson Baldwin, of Long Island, NY, a son, Herbert B. White, of Louisa; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews living mostly around Harrodsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold officiating. Burial will be made in Berea Cemetery, beside her husband, at Berea, KY. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1968

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BALL, Andrew

1886-1968

Andrew Ball, 82, of Louisa, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, (today), from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Thompson and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery at Adams. A retired steel worker, he was born at Adams, August 19, 1886, a son of the late William L. and Etta Moore Ball, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lando Clevenger of Louisa and Mrs. Eskell Hammond of Webbville; two sons, Edison Ball of Columbus, OH and Bill Ball of Danville, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Mellie Chapman of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Gussie Roberts of Adams, and 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

BARRETT, Drewry James

1888-1968

Drewry James Barrett, 80, of 1029 Ninth Avenue, Huntington, a native of Lawrence County, KY, died Friday in a Huntington nursing home. Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1888, a son of the late Rev. J. A. H. and Elizabeth Thompson Barrett. His father was a Southern Methodist minister who served churches in West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, moving to Barboursville, WV after his retirement. Mr. Barrett was a retired employee of the American Car & Foundry Division of ACF Industries and former deputy Cabell County assessor. Surviving are the widow, a son, two daughters, two sisters, two brothers, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington by Dr. Alfred P. Wallace. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

CAMPBELL, Ethel (Adams)

Mrs. Ethel Campbell, 74, of Louisa, route 1, died Sunday, in a Louisa hospital. Born March 3, 1894, at Cherokee, she was a daughter of the late Asbury and Sylvania Roberts Adams. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Smokey Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, John D. Campbell; four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Berry of Louisa, route 2, Mrs. Opal Murphy and Mrs. Anna Burchett, both of Orient, OH, Mrs. Mildred Morgan of Mt. Gilead, OH, seven sons, Roscoe Campbell of Columbus, Thurman Campbell of Mayo, Leo Campbell and Raleigh Campbell, both of Mount Gilead, Ova Campbell of Louisa and Eldred Campbell at home; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Berry of Louisa, route 3, Mrs. Pearl Adams of Kinston, OH, and Mrs. Virgie Chaffin of Rush; and one brother, Jim Adams of Louisa, route 1. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

COOKSEY, Albert James

1894-1968

Albert James Cooksey, 73, of 2144 10th Avenue, Huntington, died Thursday, September 12, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Cavendish-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery there. A former grocer who retired 25 years ago, he was born September 22, 1894, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Lulie Burke Cooksey. Surviving is a brother, W. B. Cooksey of Huntington. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

CRANK, Eugene

1885-1968

Eugene Crank, 83, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Crank was born January 17, 1885, at Yatesville, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crank. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fallsburg Savage Memorial Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Crank was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Victoria Mae Roberts Crank, four daughters, Mrs. William Woods, of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. John R. Damron of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Gertrude Ball of Louisa, and Mrs. James I. Tackett of Pikeville; two sons, Chester S. Crank, of Salt Rock, WV and William G. Crank of Grovesport, OH; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

FANNIN, Charlie H.

1968-1968

Charlie H. Fannin, Jr., infant son of Charlie H. and Virginia Daniels Fannin of Louisa route 1, was dead at birth Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Mary United Baptist Church at Charley, KY with the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Other survivors include four sisters, Nancy, Evelyn, Katherine and Kathleen, at home; four brothers, Charles, Eugene, Larry and Mitchell, at home, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Olena Fannin and a step grandfather, Joe Daniels. Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

FARRIS, Wayne

1889-1968

Wayne Farris, 78, route 5, Louisa, passed away, August 19, at the Creston Haven Nursing Home, Paintsville, KY following an extended illness. The deceased, a farmer was born December 26, 1889, in Magoffin County, KY. He was a son of the late Harrison and Emily Lee Farris. Graveside rites were conducted August 21, at 11 a.m. at the Calhoun Cemetery, Russeau, KY with the Rev. Corbet Wright officiating. Survivors include the widow, and four daughters, Mrs. Carl Willis, Mrs. Pearl Hobart, Mrs. Monore Webb, all of Dayton, OH, and Miss Geneva Farris of Ft. Lewis, WA; seven sons, Rex Farris, Walter Farris and Reed Farris, all of New Haven, KY, Eugene Farris and Arnie Farris, Dayton, OH, Charles Raymon Farris, Denver, CO and Mike Farris, Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Mrs. Vernie Wright, Jackson, KY; one brother, Menifee Farris, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

FITZPATRICK, Lexie (Bartram)

1909-1968

Mrs. Lexie Fitzpatrick, 59, of Glenhayes, WV, died Tuesday, August 27, at her home. Born June 4, 1909, at Clifford, she was a daughter of the late William David and Arzetta Fluty Bartram. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church of which she was a member for 43 years, with the Rev. O. W. Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Roy Fitzpatrick; one son, James Roy Fitzpatrick of Columbus, one foster son, Billy Lee Damron of Baltimore, MD; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Pegram of Williamson, Mrs. P.L. David of South Williamson, and Mrs. Ann Ball of Clifford; two brothers, James Bartram of Glenhayes and William H. Bartram of Clifford and two grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

HAYES, Dave Al

1889-1968

Rev. Dave Al Hayes, long-time resident of Lawrence County, KY, died August 28, in Doctor’s West Hospital, Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born August 22, 1889, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William and Priscilla Moore Hayes. He was converted at the age of 13 in January 1903, and pastored churches in Kentucky for many years, among them, Belle’s Chapel, Charley, Walnut Grove and Cando. In the early 1940’s he moved to Columbus where he was pastor of Gibbard Avenue Free Will Baptist Church—later Columbus First—for 18 years. In 1965 the church installed him honorary pastor for life. Survivors include his widow, Eliza, whom he married in 1909, three sons, Woodrow, Elmer and Paul, all of Columbus; five daughters, Mrs. Zelda Dooley of Irwin, OH, Mrs. Maxine Tudor of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Eileen Fields, Mrs. Dorothy Meadows, and Mrs. Jane Stewart, all of Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Arthur Adams, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. George Bryant, Charley, KY and Mrs. Edford Castle of Urbana, OH; six brothers, Zeal, Carl, L. B. and Farris Hayes of Route 1, Louisa, Gus Hayes of Paintsville, KY, and Matt Hayes of Ashland, KY; 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus on August 31. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

HENSON, Lois Jean (Davis)

1942-1968

A 26 year old Louisa woman’s life was snuffed out Thursday evening, September 5, in a two car collision on U S 23. The driver of the death car and two other occupants of the other vehicle, were injured and hospitalized. Lois Jean Henson, of 333 Jefferson Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland. Ronald E. Woods, 32, of Ashland, driver of the death car was admitted  to the hospital suffering from eye injuries and other cuts about the face. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Jennings of Buchanan, KY occupants of the other car, were also admitted to KDH. Mr. Jennings, 47, driver, was considered in fair condition and is reported to have been released. However, Mrs. Jennings, 50, who suffered a broken jaw in the accident, remains a patient. She is a sister of Mrs. Charlene O’Daniel of Louisa. Kentucky State Police, Trooper Roy Ison, gave this account of the accident. The mishap occurred at 7 p.m. in Boyd County, about 4.6 miles south of Catlettsburg. The Woods car traveling North went out of control into the opposite lane crashing broadside into the oncoming Jennings car. State Police reported the accident to be the 21st recorded this year in the 4-county area which they cover. There have only been 2 fatalities in Lawrence county during 1968, according to State Police reports. Mrs. Henson was born May 14, 1942, in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Martin and Beatrice Duff Davis. Surviving are a son, David Randolph Henson, of route 4, Louisa; a brother, Lindsey David Davis, of Louisa, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Adkins, of Route 1, Louisa. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

HOBBS, Dolly (Hinkle)

1884-1968

Mrs. Dolly Hinkle Hobbs, 82, of Inez, died Thursday, September 12, at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Turkey Creek Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Allen Frederick officiating. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery near Inez. Born in Martin County, in September 1884, a daughter of the late Hirman and Polly Hinkle, she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Hobbs, two brothers, Jim Hinkle of Inez and Tive Hinkle of Webb, WV, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Delong of Lawrence County, KY. The body was taken from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez to Jim Hinkle’s home where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

INGELS, Charles

1892-1968

Charles (Les) Ingels, 76, Mason, WV, the father of Robert (Hap) Ingels of Louisa, died Friday at his home. Mr. Ingels was born May 18, 1892, in Mason, the son of the late John W. and Sarah Bruce Ingels. His wife, Mrs. Bertha I. Ingels, preceded him in death in 1966. Surviving, in addition to the son, are another son, four daughters, a brother, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason with the Rev. Charles L. Parish officiating. Burial was in Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire, OH. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

ISON, Richard Eugene

1925-1968

All clues thus far lead to dead ends in the search for the murderer of 42 year old Richard Eugene Ison, Louisa cab driver, who was slain while en route to take a passenger to Paintsville, KY, Saturday, September 7. However, State Police continue to pursue their search for the assailant. The Pikeville Post, Kentucky State Police, in charge of the investigation, reported that a young man, around 18 or 19 years old, is being sought for the crime. The story, as related to the News: Seems that the youth approached another former cab driver Saturday to take him to Paintsville and when told he didn’t operate the business, he approached Ison, known generally by his host of friends as “Bugs”. He later reported he was leaving for Paintsville to take a passenger. After failing to return people became concerned and soon a report came that a man, fitting the description had been found on a dirt road near Paintsville about 2 p.m. The body, it was reported, was halfway out of the cab and had been shot in the back with a large caliber pistol. Seems the passenger occupied the back seat of the cab and had fired the fatal blow through the back of the front seat.

 

People seeing the youth getting in the cab described him as being dark haired and small, wearing gray pants and a shirt with an emblem on it, and carrying a blue sweater. Mr. Ison and his passenger, reportedly left Louisa for Paintsville around 11 a.m., Saturday. Robbery is being considered the motive for the crime, as the victim, according to reports, carried his earnings with him and it is believed in large amounts. He lived alone in his cab headquarters on Madison Street, and was a quiet unassuming person. Mr. Ison, was born November 4, 1925, in Catlettsburg, KY, was a son of William Ira Ison of Columbus, OH and the late Maude Steel Ison. Survivors in addition to the father, are two sister, Mrs. E. O. Wilson of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Betty Prince of Route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

JOBE, William Gobel

1899-1968

William Gobel Jobe, 68, of Route 1, Louisa, died at noon Friday in a Lexington hospital following an illness of five months. Mr. Jobe was born November 7, 1899 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Samuel and Nora Sparks Jobe. He was a member of Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Erie F. Jobe; four daughters, and a brother, Edgar Milton Jobe of Chapman. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

JOHNSON, Webster

1909-1968

A former Inez, KY man now of Louisa, was killed late Saturday night when struck by a car while walking on KY 3 near Inez. Webster Johnson, 59, of Louisa, route 1, died en route to an Ashland hospital after being hit at 11:15 p.m. about one mile north of Inez. According to the Kentucky state police at Pikeville, the driver was Nathan J. Maynard of Beauty, KY. The case is still under investigation. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the home of Joe Johnson, of Louisa route 1, with the Rev. Everett and Hezs Maynard and the Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Job, KY. A Church of Christ member he was born in Martin County on July 25, 1909, a son of Mrs. Rosa Spence Johnson of Louisa, and the late John Johnson. Also surviving are a son, Hubert Johnson of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Johnson of Chicago, and Mrs. Geraldine Cook of Detroit; three brothers, Lacy Johnson of Louisa, Route q, Freddy Johnson of Job and Mont Johnson of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Johnson of Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Bertha Sumptor of Newport, KY, Mrs. Goldie Smith of Chapman, KY and Mrs. Ruby Bowen of Louisa, route 5 and 10 grandchildren. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

JONES, Laura Belle (Holbrook)

1878-1968

Mrs. Laura Belle Jones, 90, of Grayson, died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Opal Elliott of Grayson. Born February 12, 1878, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Blankenship Holbrook. She was a member of the Beckwith Branch Methodist Church. Her husband, Edward Jones, died in 1945. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hays Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Opal Elliott of Grayson, one son, Vanzel Jones, Grayson; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Clevenger of Columbus, one brother, Bill Holbrook of Fallsburg; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

JUSTICE, Ray Jackson

1902-1968

Ray Jackson (Rip) Justice, 65, of 3505 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 21, in Orland General Hospital. Born October 25, 1902, he was a barber until he went into the restaurant business about 1925. He, along with his wife, operated Rip’s Lunch for 27 years before selling in 1952. When he went to Orlando in 1949, he assumed the ownership of the Ornamental Iron Works there until 1957. He was also a used car dealer and at the time of his death operated a general store. He was a member of the Apperson Lodge 195, and Royal Arch Masons. Survivors include his widow, Blanche, one daughter, Mrs. Robert (June) Lyon of Orlando; one brother, George Justice of Apopka, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Brown, of Louisa, and Mrs. Ary Ferguson of Sanford, FL; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. A son, Billy Joe Justice, preceded him in death in November 1966. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Garden Chapel Home for Funerals, with the Rev. William Swygert officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando. Graveside rites were conducted by Masonic Lodge 69, Orlando. Arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

KEARNS, Infant

1968-1968

The infant daughter of Tommy and Linda Crabtree Kearns of Mansfield, OH, died Saturday. Also surviving are one brother, Kevin Kearns, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Crabtree of Fort Gay and Mrs. and Mrs. Olin Kearns of Route 2, Fort Gay. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Billups Gap Cemetery at Fort Gay with the Rev. O. D. Kearns officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

KEETON, Mary Jane (Hay)

1896-1968

Mrs. Mary Jane Hay Keeton, 72, of Wheelersburg, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Wednesday, September 4, at 10 a.m. at Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, OH, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 7, at North Morland Christian Baptist Church of which she was a member. She was a daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William Asa Hay of Mazie, KY. Survivors include her husband, John Keeton, of Wheelersburg, one son, Lowell V. Fyffe of Illinois, seven sisters, Mrs. Nola Ross of Columbus, Mrs. Florence Sammons of Grayson, Mrs. Rebecca Carmichael and Mrs. Clarence Kennedy of Sciotoville, Mrs. Louise Wheeler of Louisa, Mrs. Anna Vanover of Mazie and Mrs. Carrie Evans of Sandy Hook. Arrangements were under the direction of the Warren Funeral Home, New Boston, OH. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

MCNEELY, Ballard

1895-1968

Ballard McNeely, 73, of Louisa, Route 4, died Sunday in a South Williamson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas J. Eastes officiating. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Gardens. Born March 18, 1895, in Logan County, WV, he was a retired miner and worked for Island Creek Coal Co. for 49 ½ years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marie O’Brien McNeely; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Kusnick, Mrs. Bernice Skilton and Mrs. Lois Zaltosky, all of California; one son, Harlon McNeely of Cincinnati; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ronnie Evans of Flatwoods, KY; two stepsons, Murrie O’Brien of Grayson, and Enoch O’Brien of Buchanan; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

MORRISON, James M.

1902-1968

James M. Morrison, Jr., 66, of 1053 Minerva Ave., Columbus, OH, died at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday in a Columbus, OH hospital. Mr. Morrison was born July 12, 1902, a son of the late James and Miranda Morrison. Survivors include his widow, Sadie H. Morrison; one son, James M. Morrison, III, four sisters, Mrs. Georgia M. Slay, Holden, WV, Mrs. Mollie Litteral and Mrs. Minnie Cox of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Lucy Williams of Delbarton, WV and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Morrison Cemetery at Ulysses. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday (today). Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

PETERS, Hazel Dixie (Frazier)

1901-1968

Mrs. Hazel Dixie Peters, 67, of Fort Gay died Wednesday, September 11, in a Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Bartram’s Chapel on Fort Gay route 2, with the Rev. John D. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. A daughter of Mrs. Olive Fitzpatrick Chapman of Monroe, MI and the late Frank Frazier, she was born on route 5, Louisa, August 28, 1901. Survivors include her husband, Welzie Peters, a daughter, Mrs. George W. Britt of Huntington; two sons, Glen Peters of Lexington, KY, and Paul Peters of Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Dan Hall and Mrs. Goldie Kirk of Monroe; Mrs. Frank Hammond of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. Charles Paddock of Sandusky, OH, four brothers, Linzie, Bill and Robert Frazier of Monroe and Frank Frazier of Sandusky, and 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

QUEEN, G. Burton

Dr. G. Burton Queen, 59, of 110 Warrenton Drive, Silver Spring, MD, died Saturday after a long illness at Washington Hospital Center, where he formerly had been chef of the general practice section. He graduated from Stanford University and Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was born in Louisa, KY, a son of Mrs. W. E. Queen, and the late Mr. Queen. Dr. Queen had practiced in Takoma Park, the District and Silver Spring, where he had an office on University Boulevard. A World War II veteran, he was a lieutenant commander in the Navy and was in the original landing party on Sicily. He was an avid hunter, and formerly was president of the Springbrook Citizens Association in Silver Spring. Besides his wife, Helen, he leaves a son, Marine Lt. G. Burton, Jr., of Cherry Point, NC, and his mother, Mrs. Queen, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. Burial was private. The family requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to a favorite charity. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

RICE, Emily Sue (Short)

1889-1968

Mrs. Emily Sue (Emma) Rice, 79, of Route 3, Louisa, died Sunday morning in a local hospital after a long illness. Born March 5, 1889, at Louisa, she was a daughter of the late James and Sara Whitt Short. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Moore of Route 3, Louisa, and Miss Sarah E. Rice, at home; four sons, Thomas L. Rice of Huntington, James S. Rice of Melbourne, FL, David E. Rice, of Route 3, Louisa, and Jack A. Rice of Route 4, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Martha Ball of Route 3, Louisa, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1968

 

SKAGGS, Andrew G.

1896-1968

Andrew G. Skaggs, 70, of Freesport, OH, died Sunday in a Zanesville, OH hospital following an extended illness. Born July 2, 1896, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late John L. and Carolina Virginia Wright Skaggs. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Terryville Church with burial in the Skaggs Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ethel Sluss Skaggs; two daughters, Mrs. Magadlene D. Barcus of Hilliard, OH, and Mrs. Elene Hughes of Stockton, CA; three sons, Kenneth Lloyd Skaggs of Columbus, Leland Skaggs of Pleasant City, OH and Andrew Malcolm Skaggs at home; three sisters, Mrs. Adlene White of Pettro, OH, Mrs. Jewell Gillum of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Hazel Bartram of Michigan; two brothers, Johnny Skaggs of Hilliard, OH, and Clarence Skaggs of Rittman, OH, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

STAPLETON, Martin Lee

1897-1968

Martin Lee Stapleton, 71, Blaine, KY, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. He was born July 31, 1897. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home here to the Rader Funeral Home in West Jefferson, OH. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Margaret (Gussler)

1881-1968

Mrs. Margaret Gussler Thompson, 86, of Louisa, Route 3, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Carter Chapel Church, Route 3, of Louisa, of which she was a founder, with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery there. Born December 15, 1881, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Louise Hayes Gussler. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou McKinster, and Mrs. Edith Bussey, both of Louisa, Route 1, Mrs. Lucille Bayes of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Nora See of Russell, KY; seven sons, Ern Thompson, of Morehead, Arlie Thompson of Ashville, OH, Hager Thompson of Wilmington, CA, Arch Thompson of Louisa, Richard Thompson of Russell and Stroud Thompson and Gus Thompson, both of Louisa, Route 3, 30 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren; one brother, F. R. Gussler of Louisa, route 1, and one sister, Mrs. Tennie Damron of Louisa, Route 1. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services by the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1968

 

WAGNER, Sylvia (Chaffin)

1917-1968

Mrs. Sylvia Chaffin Wagner, 51, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, OH, died Saturday morning in an Ashland, KY hospital after a long illness. A resident of Dayton for the past 20 years, she was born April 7, 1917, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Noah Chaffin of Louisa, route 3, and the late Mary Adams Chaffin. Other survivors include the husband, Louis M. Wagner, a daughter, Miss Sandra Jodine Wagner, at home, five brothers, Lum, Stanley, Luther and Phil Chaffin, all of Louisa, route 3, and Linsey Chaffin of Catlettsburg, KY, route 1, and seven sisters, Misses Pearl, Laura and Eliza Chaffin, all of Louisa, Route 3, Mrs. Nola Lawson and Miss Cora Chaffin of Dayton, Miss Peggy Chaffin of East Liverpool, OH and Mrs. Hazel May of Cincinnati, OH. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Lutie (Robertson)

1888-1968

Mrs. Taylor (Lutie) Robertson Wellman, 80, of Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, route 1. A United Methodist Church member and daughter of the late Mont and Mary Frazier Robertson, prominent citizens, she was born on Fort Gay route 1, January 7, 1888. Surviving are her husband, Taylor Wellman, a retired employee of the United Fuel Gas Co., two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Bromley and Mrs. W. G. Midkiff of Huntington; four sons, Luke Wellman of Huntington, Ralph Wellman of Corpus Christi, TX, Donald Wellman of  Louisa, and Billy Wellman, Springfield, Mass., 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1968

 

WILSON, T. S.

1892-1968

T. S. (Jack) Wilson, 75, of 317 29th Street, Ashland, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born October 5, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jack and Mary Isaac Wilson. He retired in 1954, from Armco where he had been employed in the open hearth department since January 1928. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Diamond officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Ronald T. Wilson, of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Dixie Simpton and Mrs. Marie Felty, both of Ashland; a brother, Roland Wilson of Ashland and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1968

 

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ABBOTT, Nellie (Fannin)

1883-1968

Mrs. Nellie Fannin Abbott, 85, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. A native of Lawrence county, Mrs. Abbott was born May 20, 1883, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Reynolds Fannin. She formerly resided in Washington Court House, OH, and returned to Louisa five years ago to make her home with a niece, Mrs. Gay Hutchinson of Route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Garrett Chapel, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Harry Lee officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Washington Court House Cemetery with the Rev. Mr. Lee conducting graveside services. Surviving in addition to the niece are three brothers, Isaac and Haskell Fannin, both of Route 4, Louisa, and George Fannin of Route 2 Catlettsburg. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland and was taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

ADAMS, James Lewis

1911-1968

James Lewis (Bud) Adams, of 1851 Clifton Avenue, Springfield, OH, died en route to a Dayton hospital following an apparent heart attack at an auction there. Mr. Adams was born September 8, 1911, a son of the late William and Frances Payne Adams of Rich Creek, Lawrence County, KY. He was owner of the Adams Springfield Auction and formerly ran an auction in Urbana. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy D???ing Adams, five sisters, Mrs. Maxine Wallace of Springfield, Mrs. Jane Picklesimer, Azusa, CA, Mrs. Lillie Dixon, West Liberty, OH, Mrs. Bennie Kendall and Mrs. Rosie Dixon, both of Urbana. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Mr. Adams is missed by his many friends and relatives in the Louisa and Blaine areas where he lived and worked for many years prior to his moving to Ohio. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

ADAMS, Leonard

1907-1968

The Rev. Leonard Adams, 61, of 316 Logan St., Circleville, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Wednesday, October 23, at the Berger Hospital there following an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County, December 23, 1907, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Bates Adams. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery, this county. The Rev. Adams was a retired Free Will Baptist minister and farmer. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Highly Jane Adams, four sons, Donald, Robert and Leonard Adams, Jr., all of Columbus and Raymond Adams of Tacoma, WA; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jordan of Columbus and Mrs. Lucy B. Wilson of Orlando, FL; five stepsons, Homer, Russell and Carl Adams of Circleville, Donald and Ray Adams of Kingston, OH; two step daughters, Mrs. Earsel Young and Mrs. Ted Raymond, both of Circleville; four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Adams, Mrs. Corilda Moore, and Mrs. Delphia Baker, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Maxine Ferguson of Ashland; two brothers, William Adams of Ashland and Jimmy Adams, of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and 17 step grandchildren. The body arrived Saturday at the Curtright Funeral Home and arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1968

 

ALEXANDER, Della (Ferguson)

1891-1968

Mrs. Della Alexander, 77, of Cherokee, KY died Friday October 4, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 7, from the Cherokee United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery there. Born July23, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Worth W. and Katherine Smith Ferguson. Survivors include the husband, Harry Alexander and two sons, Elmer Alexander of Cherokee and Paul Alexander of Detroit, MI. the body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of her son, Elmer, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1968

 

AUSTIN, Frederick

1892-1968

Frederick Austin, 75, of South Point, OH, route 3, who died Sunday in a Huntington hospital, was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, after funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Rev. Eugene Finnegan officiating. Cabell Lodge 152, AF & AM conducted graveside rites. He retired in 1957 as a store manager for the Elk River Coal & Lumber Company at Widen. Born November 3, 1892, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Edward and Laura Belle Griffith Austin. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the South Point United Methodist Church, Strange Creek Lodge 130 AF & AM; Beni Kedem Temple of the Shrine in Charleston, and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was commissioned as honorary Kentucky Colonel last April. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dorthea K. Austin; a son, Carl J. Austin of Logan; a sister, Mrs. Hiram Neuenschwander of Cincinnati, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 17,1968

 

BRYANT, Matilda (Meeks)

Mrs. Matilda Bryant, 87, of Route 1, Louisa, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Walnut Grove Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Hannahs Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mrs. Bryant was born September 3, 1881, at River, a daughter of the late Bee and Linda Dutton Meeks. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Bowen of Berlin Heights, OH, and Mrs. Ollie Hall of Paintsville, a son, Estill Bryant of Route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Smith of Stone and Mrs. Cynthia Williams of River; a brother, Bill Meeks of River, and 20 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1968

 

CAIN, William Thomas

William Thomas Cain, Jr., 80, one of Louisa’s prominent citizens, succumbed at 2:30 Thursday morning, October 17, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. The deceased was born in Martin County, KY , a son of the late William Thomas Cain , attorney and Sarah Ann Copley Cain, coming to Louisa in early boyhood. He had been an exhibitor in the theatre business around 54 years. He owned the Garden Theatre at Louisa, the Sipp in Paintsville and also a Drive-In Theatre, just south of Paintsville. An extensive owner of real estate, he was also active in promoting industry and other worthwhile projects for the community. Through this dedication he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Louisa B. Nunn in January 1968. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. He was preceded in death in 1863 by his wife, Dorothy Webb Cain. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Cain of Louisa; two brothers, Fred and Arlie Cain, of Louisa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Collins of Columbus, OH; and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Walter Lee Arnold officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eldred E. Adams, William A. Cheek, Carmie Wilson, Leon Compton, Tom Fisher and William Literall. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

CASTLE, Hoyt E.

1946-1968

Funeral services for Hoyt E. Castle, 21, of 2401 Central Parkway, Ashland, who apparently hanged himself Saturday at 10:21 p.m. in the city jail there, were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the John Steen Funeral Home. Burial was in Bolt Cemetery in Lawrence County. Castle was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 9:50 p.m. and taken by his request to King’s Daughters’ Hospital for a sobriety test, according to Assistant Police Chief James Richardson. He was returned at 10:13: p.m. and eight minutes later was found by three trustees. He had used a belt to hang himself, the assistant police chief reported. City firemen used a resuscitator in an attempt to revive him but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. He was born December 28, 1946, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Vessie O’Bryan Castle of Ashland, and the late James Monroe Castle. He was employed with the Pontiac Motor Div., at Pontiac, MI. Additional survivors include three brothers, Aubrey and Lonnie Castle, both of Ashland, and Thomas Castle of Pontiac; and seven sisters, Mrs. Adeline Lee and Miss Janet Castle, both of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Lemaster of Pontiac; Mrs. Charles P. Hurst and Mrs. Richard Mabry, both of Reynoldsville, OH, Mrs. James Blair of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lou Clay of Mansfield, OH. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

CHILDERS, John Tarlton

1948-1968

John Tarlton Childers, 19 year old son of Ralph and Carrie Bell Childers of Hillsboro, OH, formerly of Fallsburg, KY; was killed Thursday, September 26, in an automobile accident in Hillsboro. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Bell Cemetery at Richardson, KY. He was born November 17, 1948, in Negley, OH. Other survivors include 5 sisters, Mrs. Levadie Savage and Mrs. Anna Christianson of Fallsburg, Mrs. Charles Murphy of Hillsboro, and Misses Mary Ellen and Marie Childers, at home and four brothers, Ralph Childers, Jr., of Columbus, and Joe, Clarence and Steve Childers, all of Hillsboro. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1968

 

COMPTON, Wayne Milton

1918-1968

Wayne Milton Compton, 50, formerly of Louisa, died Monday in Cincinnati. Born April 10, 1918, in Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Nolda Fanning Compton and the late Kenos Compton. Mr. Compton was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his mother, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Fouts of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Aaron McMillin of Orlando, FL, Mrs. James Proffit of Richmond, VA, and Mrs. James Downs of Flatwoods; three brothers, Roland Compton of Louisa, Jack of Orlando and Frederick Compton of Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy News, October 10,1968

 

CRUM, Edward L.

Edward L. Crum, 68, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Fort Lauderdale hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa, KY, after graveside rites at a time to be announced. An employee of the Fort Lauderdale Board of Education, Mr. Crum was born at Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Myrtle Vinson Crum of Fort Lauderdale and the late Sam J. Crum, a former sheriff of Wayne County, WV. Survivors in addition to the mother include the widow, Mrs. Maude Wellman, Crum; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Mullins of Fort Myers, FL, and Mrs. E. H. Dolin and Mrs. Virginia Brammell of Huntington; two sisters, the Misses Jennie and Florence Crum, former teachers in Wayne County schools now teaching in Fort Lauderdale; two brothers, Sam J. and Leonard Crum of Fort Lauderdale and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 17,1968

 

CURNUTTE, James Carlus

1882-1968

James Carlus Curnutte, 86, of Blaine, died Wednesday, September 25, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services for the farmer were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church near Blaine, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A son of the late John F. and Sarah Frances Fuller Curnutte, he was born at Cordell, February 8, 1882. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Caroline Murphy Curnutte; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Boggs of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lula May and Mrs. Virgil Elswick of Blaine and Mrs. Earl Kelly of Anaheim, CA; two sons, John Allen Curnutte of Blaien and James L. Curnutte of Grove City, OH; and 38 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1968

 

DANIEL, Oscar

1891-1968

Oscar Daniel, 77, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, October 15, in a Huntington hospital after a two week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A son of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Salyer Daniel, the carpenter, farmer and World War I veteran was born at Webbville, February 19, 1891. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Adams of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Robert L. Marcum, Jr., of Huntington, Mrs. Denver Webb of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Woodrow Childers of Louisa, Route 1, and Mrs. Aubrey Sandidge of Bradenton, FL; three sons, Oscar Daniel, Jr., of Shelbyville, IN, Robert Daniel of Ashland, Route 1, and Glenn Daniel of Fort Knox; a brother, George Daniel of Salyersville, KY; and 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

DIAMOND, Robert Lee

1898-1968

Robert Lee Diamond, 70, of Columbus, OH formerly of Route 1, Webbville, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday in a Columbus hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Diamond was born May 3, 1898, at Route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Robert Lee Diamond and Mary Jane Hacker Diamond. He was a retired employee of the Curtiss-Wright Co., in Columbus. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mae Young Diamond, two sons, Clyde and Carl Diamond, both of Columbus, six sisters, Mrs. William Holbrook of Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Arlie Chaffin of Kenova, Mrs. Carl Neff of Columbus, Mrs. Willie Leadingham of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Cora Clark of Rush, and Mrs. Alton Crisp of Route 5, Ashland; four brothers, Miles Diamond of Louisa, Willie Diamond of Columbus, Roscoe Diamond of Midland, PA and Ova Diamond of Rush; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

EVANS, Leo Alexander

1879-1968

Leo Alexander Evans, 88, of Blaine, died Tuesday, October 15, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Laurel Hill Baptist Church, near Blaine, with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery there. A retired oil field worker, he was born in Johnson County, October 29, 1879, a son of the late Marion and Nancy Jane Dials Evans. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Wilson Evans; eight daughters, Mrs. Ernest Lyon and Mrs. Ed Parker of Blaine; Mrs. John McKenzie of Keaton, Mrs. Lundy Kelly of Flat Gap, Mrs. Ethel Lyon of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Clarence Murray of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Elmer Bishop of Columbus; two sons, Merle Evans of Galloway, OH and Earl Evans of Texas; a brother, Anderson Evans of Martha and 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

FOX, Harriet Rebecca (McKinley)

1876-1968

Mrs. John E. Fox, 92, the former Miss Harriet Rebecca McKinley, a native of Marion, OH, passed away Sunday, October 6, 11:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. K. Vantilburg, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Derek Wallace, pastor of the First Christian Church, Louisa, officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The deceased was born July 14, 1876, in Marion, a daughter of the late Angalis Brown and Margaret Holverstott McKinley. Before coming to Louisa 8 years ago following the death of her husband, she resided in Piqua, OH, where she was a member of the Congregational, later United Church of Christ and the women’s Benefit Association for 73 years. She was married for 65 years to Mr. Fox. The late Mr. and Mrs. Fox were well-known in Louisa, where they visited frequently in the Vantilburg home. Survivors, in addition to the daughter, include one granddaughter, Mrs. W. T. Hinkle and two great grandchildren, Carolyn Sue and Steve Hinkle, of Louisa. The body was taken to the chapel to lie in state one hour preceding funeral services. Pallbearers were Lee Ketzel, George Mays, M. S. Rice, W. R. Keeton, Ben Compton and Lester Vantilburg. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

 

FYFFE, Ziphorah (Hamilton)

1888-1968

Mrs. Ziphorah (Flora) Nolan Fyffe, 79, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday at her Louisa home after a long illness. She was born December 30, 1888, at Redbush, KY, a daughter of the late Ben and Leaner Williams Hamilton. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Jack Fyffe, died in August. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. H. Wallen of Keaton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Leona Fyffe of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Erna Johnson and Mrs. Carl Cox of Lexington, KY, Mrs. Leroy Combs of Dallas, TX; one brother, Estill Hamilton of Ashland; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1968

 

HACKNEY, John Morton

1890-1968

John Morton Hackney, 78, of Louisa, died Wednesday, October 2, in a Louisa hospital. He was a retired coal miner. A native of Blaine, Mr. Hackney, was born June 1, 1890, a son of the late William Thomas and Deliah Moore Hackney. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Old Hood Church near Blaine with the Rev. George Hobson officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jane Stacy Hackney; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Blue of Carey, OH; a sister, Mrs. Otto Cordle of London, OH; three brothers, Henry Hackney of London, Charley Hackney of Lowmansville, KY and Tommie Hackney of Blaine. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

 

HARDWICK, Jimmy

The Defense Department, Washington, D. C. has notified Mr. and Mrs. George Hardwick of Route 1, Louisa, that their son, PFC. Jimmy Hardwick, was among the three Kentuckians killed in action in Vietnam on Friday, October 25. The 21 year old, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick, had arrived in Vietnam only 20 days prior to his death. He entered the service of his country in January 1968, and had just completed a short leave at home before reporting for duty in Vietnam. The body will arrive at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, date unannounced. Other killed ware 1st Lt. Raymond G. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark of Louisville and PFC Clyde D. Downard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde D. Downard, of Route 2, Falmouth. All three young men were serving with the U. S. Army. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1968

 

JAMES, William Lee

1893-1968

William Lee James, 75, of Route 5 Louisa, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. James was born July 24, 1893, in Buchanan County, VA, a son of the late Chriss and Elizabeth Hardwick James. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial will be in Derifield Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. He was a member of the Untied Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I, and a retired construction worker. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Helen Derifield James; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Naomi James, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Evaline Johnson of Glenhayes, WV, Mrs. John Justice of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Frinnie May of Nolan, WV and Mrs. Noah Browning of Sturat, FL. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

MCWHORTER, Samantha (Burke)

1894-1968

Mrs. Samantha McWhorter, 74, of Glenwood, KY, formerly of Denton, died Tuesday, October 15, at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Malone Funeral Home at Grayson with the Rev. Marcus Suttles officiating. Burial was in the Queen Cemetery at Denton. Born at Glenwood, April 14, 1894, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah J. Barber Burke. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Reeves of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Charles K. Horton of Grayson and Mrs. Esther Holbrook of Denton. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1968

 

MITCHEL, Hatler L.

Hatler L. Mitchell, 74, died suddenly Monday, September 30, at his home in Dayton, OH. A retired bookkeeper and teacher, he was born in Boyd County. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Vinson Mitchell; five daughters, Mrs. William Armstrong of Lexington, Mrs. William Combs, Grundy, VA, Mrs. J. Robinette and Mrs. Dudley Holbrook of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Robert Illian  of Connecticut. The body arrived Friday at the Young Funeral Home and graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

 

MOORE,  Ida Belle (Chapman)

1882-1968

Mrs. Ida Belle Moore, 86, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Lawrence County, died Monday at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Charley. Born March 25, 1882, at Charley, she was a daughter of the late George and Joanna Booth Chapman. She was the widow of William H. Moore, and was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church near Wayne, WV. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Denmark of Tampa, with whom she lived, a son, Lucian Thompson of Huntington, Route 3, a step daughter, Mrs. Charmalee Smite of Ft. Bragg, NC; a stepson, James Moore of Florida and 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body arrived in Louisa Wednesday. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

 

ROBINETTE, Richard Steven

1968-1968

Richard Steven Robinette, infant son of John Steve and Addie Mae Akers Robinette, route 2, Fort Gay, WV died shortly after birth in a Louisa hospital Friday night. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Oak Grove Church, route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Akers of route 2, Fort Gay, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Robinette, of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

SEE, Adin T.

1889-1968

Adin T. See, 78, a well-known former Louisan, who had been in failing health at his home in Vero Beach, FL for some time, died Sunday in a hospital there. This long useful life was mostly spent in his native Louisa. After retirement in 1953, he purchased property in Vero beach where he and his family resided during the winter months, returning to his beloved Louisa for the summer season. A veteran of World War I, he was a charter member of W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion and a 50 years member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa. He was active in civic and community affairs serving on the Lawrence County Board of Education two terms. During this period the site where the present high school building stands was purchased. One close to him said, he always noted with pride that he had had a part in the transaction. Mr. See also served during two administrations as city councilman and at one time was the only man elected along with a five member lady council in a hotly contested race. He was associated with the purchase of Louisa’s first fire truck and was instrumental in the organization of the first volunteer fire department. He owned and operated the Sanitary Barber Shop here before becoming associated with the Insurance and Real Estate business in March, 1921. He enjoyed a successful career in this field, until retirement. Alto retired, he never lost interest in improvements for Louisa. He spent a lot of his time during his summers here in planning future developments that would improve the area. He was commended for some of his ideas, published in the local paper, by Government and Highway Commissioners.

 

The deceased, born in November, 1889, at Louisa, was a son of the late C. F. (Charlie) and Elizabeth Goff See, pioneer settlers of the area. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Susie DeBord See; four daughters, Mrs. Theda McGee, Mrs. Clara Marcum, of Ashland, Mrs. Anna Mary Foster of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Garnett Preston, Vero Beach; three sons, Howard and Elbert See, of Louisa, and Garred See of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Celesta Roberts of Vero Beach; three brothers. C. F. See, Jr., and M. J. See of Louisa, and Ira W. See, of Lakeland, FL; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body arrived Wednesday at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the First Baptist Church today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. to lie in state until 2 p.m. when rites will be conducted, with the pastor, the Rev. Ralph E. Webb, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside under the direction of the American Legion and DAV Chapter. Pallbearers are: William A. Cheek, Russell Dobyns, L. Wayne Wooten, Dr. Wayne Wright, Charles Wooten and Jack Stansberry. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1968

 

SENTERS, Infant

1968-1968

Infant Senters, son of Jackie Lee and Linda Lee Parsley Senters of Route 2, Louisa, died at birth Wednesday in an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at Wallace Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa, by the Rev.  William Teems. Burial was under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Sherry Senters, at home, and the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Bascom Senters and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Parsley, all of Route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

 

SKAGGS, William

1907-1968

William Skaggs, 61, of Huntington, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Thirteenth St. Tabernacle, Interdenominational, by the Rev. Lucian Jackson. Burial was in East Ashland, KY Memorial Gardens. An employee of Polan Industries, he was born August 23, 1907, at Red Bush, KY, a son of the late John E. and Mellie Lyons Skaggs. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Salyers Skaggs, four sons, Bill J. Skaggs of Fairborn, OH, Carl R. Skaggs of San Antonio, TX, Bernard L. Skaggs of Tampa, FL and Jay Phillip Skaggs of West Helena, AR; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Davis and Mrs. Connie Webster of Vandalia, OH, Mrs. Lois Howard of Huntington, and Mrs. Barbara Hicks of Barboursville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Coyle of Haysi, VA and Mrs. Jane Castle of Florida and a brother, Rev. Felix Skaggs of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

SURRATT, Cecil McKinley

1900-1968

Cecil McKinley Surratt, 67, of Harper Woods, MI, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Hazel Plymale of Louisa, Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at the A. H. Peters  Funeral Home at Detroit. Born November 11, 1900, at Tom’s Creek, VA, he was a son of William and Anna Taylor Surratt. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mildred Curry Surratt; three daughters, Mrs. Ann Freeman of Detroit, Mrs. Patricia Biolski of Detroit and Mrs. Rosemary Grassel of Utica, MI; one son, Dr. Jay Surratt of Farmington, MI; one sister, Mrs. Plymale; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken to Detroit from Curtright Funeral Home, here. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1968

 

THOMPSON, Dwayne David

1968-1968

Dwayne David Thompson, a son of Cecil and Helen Noe Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, who survive, was dead at birth Wednesday, October 2, in a Huntington hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay, Route 2, by the Rev. O. W. Kearns. Other survivors include 3 sisters and 3 brothers. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1968

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BARTRAM, Labe Henry

1916-1968

Funeral services for Labe Henry Bartram, 52, of Cleveland, OH, who died Saturday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter L. Arnold and the Rev. Olen Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Clifford. Born October 5, 1916, at Clifford, he was the son of the late Nile R. and Isabelle Salmon Bartram of Clifford. He was employed as a machine operator with the Eaton Axel Co., of Cleveland for 24 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Gerish of Cleveland, a son, William Bartram of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Moore of Cleveland and Mrs. Walter Pine of Hammond, IN, five brothers, J. B. Bartram of Philadelphia, PA, Jack Bartram of Bainbridge, OH, Nile Eddie Bartram, serving with the U. S. Army at Okinawa, Billy Bartram of Hammond and Wendell Bartram, serving with the U. S. Navy in Vietnam; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1968

 

CASTLE, Elcannah L.

1914-1968

One Lawrence County man died Monday in a fire that seriously injured another man and destroyed three floors of the Lakeside Hotel at Jenkins, KY in Letcher County. Elcannah L. Castle, 54, of Pikeville, formerly of Charley Route 1, was asphyxiated while he slept in the hotel after 5 p.m. fire, according to the Letcher County Sheriff Maynard Hogg. Mr. Castle was a driver for the Continental Trailways Bus Co. and often stayed at the Jenkins hotel between bus runs. Logan Mullins, about 30, of Puncheo, KY, was listed in critical condition at the Jenkins Clinic with burn, according to Sheriff Hogg. All other occupants were evacuated from the building. The fire apparently started from a cigarette, spreading throughout the top of the building. Sheriff Hogg reported that firemen saved the first floor from extensive damage. Funeral services for Mr. Castle were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Charley Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Thompson and the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. A son of Fred and Virgie Hannah Castle of Adams, he was born October 14, 1914, in Lawrence County. In addition, to the parents, survivors include three sisters, Miss Daisy Castle of Adams, Mrs. Dorothy Moore of Columbus, and Mrs. Carma Hayes of route 1, Louisa; four brothers, Edford Castle of Urbana, OH, Elwood Castle of Paintsville, Freddie Castle of Adams, and H. D. Castle of Route 1, Louisa. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the parents home at Adams where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1968

 

CHAPMAN, Rosa (Miller)

1895-1968

Mrs. Rosa Miller Chapman, 73, of Louisa, Route 2, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapman Methodist Church with the Rev. ?? officiating. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at Gallup, KY. She was born September 16, 1895, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Ned and Melvina Thompson Miller. She was a member of the Chapman, KY Methodist Church. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Marvin Meredith and Mrs. Thomas Franklin, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Drew Parsons and Mrs. William J. Robinett, both of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Allen Gibson of Carey, OH, and Mrs. William Loar of Vienna, VA; four sons, Haskell, William and James Chapman, all of New Buffalo, MI and George Chapman, Flatwoods, KY; two brothers, David and Robert Miller, both of Louisa, 38 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1968

 

DILES, Goldie

1908-1968

Mrs. Goldie Diles, 60, of Second Street, Paintsville died Wednesday, November 20, in a Paintsville hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Old Paint Church at Relief with the Rev. Robie Ferguson and Rev. Addie Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A daughter of the late Hannibal and Cora Boggs, she was born March 15, 1908, and was a Primitive Baptist Church member. Surviving are her husband, Orbin Diles; two daughters, Mrs. James F. Scaggs of Amlin, OH and Mrs. Harold G. Hall of Paintsville; three brothers, Delbert Boggs of Blaine, Russell Boggs of Hylton and Beecher Boggs of Pueblo, CO; five sisters, Mrs. Clifford Baker of Burnsville, WV, Mrs. Arlie Kelly and Mrs. Hargus Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Bernard Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Mrs. Bill Pickrell of Catlettsburg. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1968

 

ECKERT, Anna Bell (Ekers)

1896-1968

Mrs. Anna Bell Eckert, 72, of Wayland, KY, died Tuesday, November 5, in a Prestonsburg hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 8, at Hall Brothers Funeral Home at Martin, KY, with the Rev. Jim Duff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Louisa. A 35 year member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, she was born in Lawrence County, KY, January 10, 1896, a daughter of William Ekers of Louisa and the late Mrs. Eunice Adams Ekers. Other survivors include a son, Adrian Eckert of Wayland; two brothers, Henry Ekers of Huntington, and Chester Ekers of Wayne, WV; and four sisters, Mrs. Ollie Kitchen and Miss Laura Ekers of Louisa, Mrs. Zelda Bradley of Huntington and Mrs. Bessie Fiffe of Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1968

 

FANNIN, Brooksie (Boggs)

1915-1968

A prominent West Virginia educator, formerly of Louisa, KY, died Saturday in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. Mrs.  Brooksie Boggs Fannin, 53, of East Bank, had taught at East Bank High School for 23 years and was active in various education groups. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel at East Bank by Rev. Everett Branham. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born April 17, 1915, at Blaine, KY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Boggs of Louisa, she was a member of the East Bank Hampton Baptist Church. She was active in the National Education Association, the Kanawha County Education Association and the Future Business Education Teachers, she was an honorary member of the Marshall University chapter of Kappa Delta Phi. She is also survived by her husband, Grover C. Fannin. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1968

 

FRANCE, James Garfield

1881-1968

James Garfield France, 87, of 535 Pearl St., Marion, OH, died recently in Marion Manor after a five month illness. A Marion resident 60 years, he went there from Louisa and was employed by Marion Steam Shovel Co., 25 years, then was self-employed as a painter, retiring in 1956. Born April 28, 1881, in Lawrence County, he was a son of Marion and Rodica Price France. He and Mrs. France, the former Rose A. Thompson, observed their 60th wedding anniversary last February 9. A member of the former Asbury Methodist Church, in Mario, he had taught the young people’s class 25 years. Surviving, besides his widow, are four sons, LeRoy, Eugene, and Donald of Marion and Elmer of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Garnet Daniels, at home; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Dove Moore of Ashland, KY; two daughters, three sisters and a brother are deceased. Funeral services were conducted from the Hughes-Deming Mortuary with the Rev. D. V. Whiteneck officiating. Burial was in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens in Marion. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1968

 

GRIFFITH, Ralph

1908-1968

Ralph Griffith, 60, of Charley, KY, died Wednesday, November 13, of a heart attack while working at his grocery store at Charley. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Elder Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Louisa, Route 1. Born October 20,1908, at Charley, he was a son of the late Chilton and Charlotte Austin Griffith. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hesie D. Castle of Louisa, route 1, and Mrs. Raymond Hall of Adams, a sister, Mrs. Edgell Miller of Man, WV and two brothers, Clifford and Frank Griffith of Charley. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and was removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1968

 

HARDWICK, Jimmy W.

1947-1968

Military rites for Corporal Jimmy W. Hardwick, 21 years old, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Army Chaplain Major Curtis F. Crowther, Jr., officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, with an honor guard conducting graveside services. Cpl. Hardwick was killed in action only 20 days after arriving in Vietnam. He entered the service of his country in January 1968, and is the second Lawrence county serviceman to die in the Vietnam War. He had visited his parents and other relatives just before leaving for Vietnam. The body was flown from Vietnam to Oakland, CA and on to Cincinnati, OH, and then to Kenova, WV by rail under escort of Sgt. James Gaddis, Jr., where it was picked up by the Young Funeral Home ambulance. Born May 6, 1947, at Louisa, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Hardwick of Route 1, Louisa. Other survivors include two brothers, Larry W. Hardwick, of Louisa and Don Harold Hardwick of Valley Station; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hardwick and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Vaughan, of Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1968

 

PHILLIPS, Harry

1872-1968

Harry Phillips, 89, Lucasville, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday evening, November 14, in a Paintsville hospital. He was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Martha Darcus Phillips. He was a retired farmer, a member of Blaine United Baptist Church. His wife, Alma Skaggs Phillips, preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bernard Pickrell, and a son, Sherrill Phillips, both of Tampa, FL and one brother, Elder Sandy Phillips of Lucasville, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Bethel Untied Baptist Church, Flat Gap, KY. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1968

 

SHORTRIDGE, Garland Omes

1909-1968

Garland Omes Shortridge, 59, of Louisa, Route 4, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Collinsworth & Shortridge Cemetery near Louisa. An employee of the Logan Packing Co., of Huntington, he was born July 12, 1909, at Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Sarah Galloway Shortridge. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Irene Vanhorn Shortridge; five daughters, Mrs. Herbert Hatfield, Mrs. Palmer Jones and Mrs. Stanley Pritchard, all of Mansfield, OH; and Misses Peggy and Maxine Shrotridge at home; three sons, Robert Shortridge of Columbus, OH, Bill Shortridge of Mansfield and Garland Shortridge, Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Kate Workman of Plymouth, OH; three brothers, George Shortridge of Ludlow Falls, OH, Fred Shortridge of Winchester, KY and Thomas Shortridge of Louisa; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1968

 

SKAGGS, Alka Beatress (Wheeler)

1900-1968

Mrs. Alka Beatress Wheeler Skaggs, 68, of Louisa, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in an Ironton, OH hospital following a brief illness. She was born January 21, 1900, at Winifred, a daughter of the late Dr. Casa Banca and Marinda Swan Wheeler. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa and a member of the Louise Chapter No. 292, Order of Eastern Star. OES members conducted memorial services Friday night at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles W. Brown of Ironton, Mrs. Jack Osborne of Nelsonville, OH, Mrs. William Bartram, of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Glenn R. Bartram of Columbus; one son, James E. Skaggs of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Laura Weaver of Louisa and 10 grandchildren. Her husband, W. W. Skaggs, died in 1966, and one son, Banca Skaggs died in 1967. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1968

 

SKAGGS, Ernest G.

1905-1968

Dr. E. G. Skaggs, 63, of Paintsville, owner of Paintsville Clinic, died Friday, November 15, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted for the general practitioner at 10 a.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, of which he was a member, with the Rev. James Bell officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery, at Ashland, KY. Dr. Skaggs, a director of Citizens National Bank at Paintsville, was born September 10, 1905, near Martha in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Leander F. and Sarah Holbrook Skaggs. He was a Shriner and a member of the Rotary Club. After beginning the practice of medicine in Letcher County in 1934, he went to Paintsville and opened a clinic in 1957.  He is survived by his wife, Leora Jayne Skaggs, three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Skaggs Gilbert of Fort Pierce, FL, Mrs. Phyllis Skaggs Simmerman of Ashland, and Miss Carolyn Skaggs of Fort Lauderdale, FL and three grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. H. R. Skaggs of Ashland, and Oscar J. C. Skaggs of Phoenix, AZ, and three sisters, Misses Fannie Elizabeth Skaggs and Florence Skaggs of Mesa, AZ, and Mrs. Bernice Skaggs Callihan of Raceland, KY, and three grandchildren. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1968

 

WEBB, Gertrude (Moore)

1883-1968

Mrs. Gertrude Moore Webb, 84, of Marion, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Friday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Amos Smith of Catlettsburg officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 10, 1883, in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late John and Amanda Moore. Her husband, Millard Webb, died in 1954. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. S. Wilson and Mrs. E. A. Mullins of Louisa, Mrs. Herman O’Daniel of Catlettsburg and Mrs. W. S. Borders and Mrs. Oscar Creasy of Las Vegas, NV; three sons, Oscar Webb of Monroe, MI, Earsel Webb of Las Vegas and Leon Webb of Marion, and 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1968

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ARRINGTON, Rebecca (Bowling)

1882-1968

Mrs. Rebecca Arrington, 86, of Blaine, died Tuesday, November 26, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Lower Brushy Church at Blaine with the Rev. Jack Caudill and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery there. A daughter of the late Shade and Perlina Green Bowling, she was born at Blaine, August 11, 1882, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Perlina Slone of Blaine; three sons, Woodrow Arrington of Cannonsburg, Willie J. Arrington of Springfield, OH, and Charlie Arrington of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Zora Castle of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Willie C. Bowling of Cannonsburg and J. O. Bowling of Columbus and 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home last Thursday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

BARKER, James M.

1888-1968

James M. (Buddy) Barker, 80, of Martha, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28, in Cresthaven Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born September 30, 1888, at Martha, he was a son of the late John and Sarah Kelley Barker. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Martha. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

CASTLE, Gladys (Dean)

1912-1968

Mrs. Gladys Castle, 56, of Buchanan, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. She was born November 14, 1912, at Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Wallace and Frone Elam Dean and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Buchanan Chapel of the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Castle, six sisters, Mrs. Nell Young and Mrs. Bobby Blankenship of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Worley Stroups of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Freids Dean, Man, WV and Mrs. Betty Burkett and Mrs. Frank Vance of Huntington; five brothers, Virgil dean of Sharples, WV, Noble Dean of Detroit, Clyde and Franklin dean of Indianapolis and Eddie Dean of Cleveland; five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

COLLIER, Cecil Nolan

1926-1968

Cecil Nolan Collier, 42, formerly of Martha, KY, died Monday in Detroit, MI. He was born February 26, 1926, at Martha, a son of Mrs. Nora Bertha Lewis Collier and the late Minard Collier. He worked in a Michigan auto plant. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elenore Collier; two daughters, Tommy Marie Collier and Nickey Collier, both at home; one son, Cecil N. Collier, at home; one sister, Mrs. Donald Sheets, Youngstown, OH; one brother, Donald Collier, Catlettsburg, KY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

COOKSEY, James

1874-1968

James Cooksey, 94, Fallsburg, died Wednesday, December 11, in a Louisa hospital. He resided with a niece, Mrs. Bill Maddy. He was born September 14, 1874, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Anna Roberts Cooksey. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Maddy Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, John Cooksey, Fallsburg, three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Riffe of Van Lear, Mrs. Katherine Jordan of Louisa, and Mrs. Formla Skeens of Fort Gay. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home with services under direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

DAVIS, Lora (Caudill)

1906-1968

Mrs. Lora Caudill Davis, 62, of Winifred, KY, died Saturday in a Paintsville hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Winifred, with the Rev. O. R. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Blaine. She was born December 13, 1906, at Winifred, a daughter of the late Lonza and Rosa Castle Caudill. Survivors include her husband, John Davis, two sons, Eugene Davis of Winifred and Ernest Davis of Sitka, and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Pinkerton of Stambaugh, Mrs.  Barbara Gillum of Rush, Zella Davis of Blaine and Mrs. Cinda Faye Lemasters of Marion, IN. Also surviving are a brother, Roger Caudill and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Fairchild both of Louisa. Mrs. Davis also is survived by a niece, Mrs. Rosa Caudill of Thealka, and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

FRASHER, Mary Ellen (Moore)

1876-1968

Mrs. Mary Ellen Frasher, 92, of 3254 Park Avenue, Huntington, died Monday afternoon at her home. A native of Fallsburg, Mrs. Frasher was born April 8, 1876, a daughter of the late Don and Martha Castle Moore. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Buchanan United Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Charles Copley officiating. Surviving are four sons, four daughters, a step daughter, 45 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

KING, Paul Bernard

1961-1968

Paul Bernard King, 7 year old son of John P. and Lois Stewart King of Louisa, died Thursday, December 5, in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Banner (KY) United Baptist Church with burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY. Born June 19, 1961, he is also survived by a sister, Donna King, at home, and the paternal grandparents, the Elder Johnny and Clara King of Honaker. The body was taken from Hall Brothers Funeral Home at Martin to the home of an aunt, Mrs. Roxie Reynolds of Amba. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

MAYNARD, Frank

1901-1968

Frank Maynard, Sr., 67, of 5456 Middle Urbana Rd, Urbana, OH, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, where he had been a patient 10 days. He was a 20 year employee of International Harvester Co., having retired in 1966. Mr. Maynard was born March 25, 1901, in Richardson, KY, a son of William and Julia George Maynard. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Neff Walter Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Miesse of the Bible Baptist Church, Springfield, officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Thelma Dawson Maynard; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Janavee) Hadden of Enon, Mrs. Glenn (Edith) Burbeel; of Urbana, and Mrs. David (Donald) Powell of Springfield; two sons, Frank, Jr., of Mechanicsburg and Bobby G. Maynard of Springfield, 11 grandchildren; one brother, Roy of Springfield, and one sister, Mrs. Ray (Luella) Chase of San Diego, CA. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

MOORE, Taylor Allen

1900-1968

Taylor Allen Moore, 67, of Albany, OH, died Monday, November 25, at 1 p.m. in an Athens, OH hospital after a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Church in Lawrence County, KY and burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. He was born December 10, 1900, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Ruben and Catherine Gayheart Moore. He moved from Lawrence County to Albany 17 years ago, where he was employed as a machinery repairman. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora Wooten Moore; one daughter, Mrs. Lena Hamilton of Midway, OH; two sons, Jack W. Moore of Cincinnati and Leland Moore of Canton, OH; one brother, Eli Moore of Louisa and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

PATRICK, Paul Russell

1908-1968 Paul Russell Patrick, 60, of Akron, OH, formerly of Louisa, was killed in a mine explosion Saturday, November 30, near Akron. Mr. Patrick was born July 25, 1908, in Salyersville, a son of the late M. F. and Katherine Patrick. Graveside rites were conducted at the Short Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa, at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 5, with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ima Marcum Patrick, a daughter, Miss Pauline Marie Patrick, at home, two sons, Kenneth M. Patrick of Columbus and Lee W. Patrick of Akron; three sisters, one brother, and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

RATLIFF, Larry G.

1948-1968

PFC Larry G. Ratliff, 20 year old son of Earl and Alichia Salmons Ratliff of Route 5, Louisa, was killed December 7, while serving with the Marine Corps in Vietnam, his family learned last week. Born September 9, 1948, at Louisa, he is also survived by a brother, Ronnie Ratliff of Marion, OH, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Covie Salmons of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Friendship Church on Rockcastle Creek, near Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by U. S. Marine, in the Fluty Cemetery there. This is the third Lawrence Countian reported killed in the Vietnam War. The body was sent to the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

SPARKS, John Martin

1892-1968

John Martin Sparks, 76, of Martha, KY, died Friday in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery there. A son of the late Solomon and Nancy Hayes Sparks, he was born in Lawrence County November 24, 1892, was retired from the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Della Mae Fyffe Sparks; five daughters, Misses Carrie, Gretta and Ada Sparks, and Mrs. Gladys Scaggs of Martha and Mrs. Arleen Gartin of Mazie, KY; five brothers, Ulysses and Virgil Sparks of Minford, OH, Noah Sparks of Mazie, William Sparks of Martha and Emory Sparks of Delaware, OH and 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

SPARKS, Walter Van

1890-1968

Walter Van Sparks, 78, of Fultz, KY died Saturday at his residence. Born September 19, 1890, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Mart and Missouri Prince Sparks. He was a retired Armco employee and a member of the Christian Holiness Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Gregoryville Christian Holiness church with the Rev. Amos Smith and the Rev. Bruce Cooksey officiating. Burial was in Charter County Memory Gardens. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hay Sparks; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Sparks of Ashland and Mrs. Dorothy VanHorn of Catlettsburg, five sons, Clayton Sparks of Dayton, OH, Ersel and Donald Sparks of Ashland, Harold and Walter Sparks, both of Grayson, two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Hayton of Matewan, WV and Mrs. Rennie Belle Kitchen of Huntington; one brother, Logan Sparks of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

TERRY, John A.

1894-1968

John A. Terry, 74, of Route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, December 11, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 5, 1894, he was a son of the late Tom and Louisa Click Terry. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Betty Fraley of Lexington, KY and Mrs. Maudie Horner of Sciotoville, OH, two brothers, Ott Terry of Route 3, Louisa, and Isaac Terry of Haldeman, KY. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

WALKER, Paul Henry

1906-1968

Paul Henry Walker, 62, of Louisa, Route 2, died Wednesday, December 4, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services for the farmer were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church on Louisa Route 2 with the Rev. William Teems officiating. Burial was in the Piketon Cemetery there. A son of the late James Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Elswick Walker, he was born at Herndon, WV February 22, 1906. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. H. L. Franklin of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. T. R. Belcher of South Gate, MI, Mrs. Orville Lycan of Ashland and Mrs. Strother Ward of Wyandotte, MI and two brothers, Robert and Edward Walker of Louisa. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The body was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

WALLACE, Eugene

Eugene Wallace, 51, of 246 Nashoba Avenue, Columbus, OH died Monday, November 25, about 9:30 a.m. at his home. He had been ill for about two weeks. He was a tool and die man for Weatherhead Company of Columbus. He was a son of the late Arbie Wallace and Julia Ann Spencer Wallace of Louisa route 1. Eugene was born and raised in Lawrence County. He is survived by his widow, Clyda Wallace; two sons, Clyde Eugene and Carl Edward, both at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Wallace of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Miller of Louisa. The funeral services were held at Jerry Spears Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, under the direction of the Jerry Spears Funeral Home. West Broad Street, Columbus. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Mound Street, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

WEAVER, Earl D.

1899-1968

Earl D. Weaver, 69, of 1164 Center Street, Catlettsburg, was dead on arrival at King’s Daughters’ Hospital at 9:15 p.m. Saturday following a sudden illness. He was born in Johnson County, February 26, 1899, a son of the late David and Eliza Griffith Weaver. He was a retired carpenter of the marketing division for Ashland Oil & Refining Co. He was a member of the Sandy City Free Will Baptist Church where he served as treasurer for the church and taught a men’s Bible class. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Sandy City Free Will Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Willard Nicely and the Rev. Clifford Booth officiating. Burial was in East Ashland Cemetery. Surviving, is his widow, Mrs. Anna Mae Brown Gross Weaver, two step sons, John Gross of Ashland, and James Gross of Los Angeles; two step daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Justice of Ashland and Mrs. Richard Barnett of Raceland, one brother, Arbie Weaver of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Harry Holbrook of Circleville, OH, and 11 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the directions of the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Eskle

1905-1968

Eskle Wellman, 63, of Stallings, WV, formerly of Louisa, KY, who died Wednesday, December 11, at Logan was buried at the Pine Hill Cemetery following funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday arranged by the Heston Funeral Home, at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Born July 2, 1905, he was a son of W. H. and Nellie Carr Wellman. Survivors include the widow, Clarency Johnson Wellman, two sons, Manley Wellman of Logan and Johnny Wellman of Detroit, MI, two sisters, Mrs. Leo Nolan of Louisa and Mrs. Adie Adkins of Huntington, WV and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

WELLMAN, Theron

1896-1968

Theron Wellman, 72, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, December 12, in a Louisa hospital. He was a farmer and construction worker. He was born February 10, 1896, near Fort Gay, a son of the late Elijah and Lexie Selbee Wellman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Saltpetre Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rhoda Dillon Wellman, seven daughters, Mrs. William Sparks and Mrs. William Cole of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. James B. Porter, Trenton, OH, Mrs. Julian Bigneron, Mrs. John Casler and Mrs. Glenn Goodwin, all of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. John Branham, Jr., of Fort Gay; two sons, Bill Wellman of Golden, CO and Alvis Wellman of Lodi, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Cullie Finley of Fort Gay and Mrs. John Webb, Huntington; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence and to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1968

 

YORK, Shirley B. (Peters)

1892-1968

Mrs. Shirley B. York, 76, Louisa, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. She was the wife of Charlie York. She was born May 30, 1892, at Louisa, Route 2, a daughter of the late Jarrett and Sarah Jane Music Peters. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors also include two daughters, Mrs. Joe Perkins of Louisa, and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ferguson, Ft. Pierce, FL; two sons, J. C. York, Louisa, and Delbert E. York, Charleston, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Briza Pinson, Logan, WV, and Mrs. A. T. Shannon of Louisa, four brothers, Welzle Peters of Fort Gay, WV, Dover Peters, Winter Park, FL and Herbert Peters of Fort Gay, and Lakin Peters of Huntington; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

YOUNG, Claude L.

1887-1968

Claude L. Young, 81, of Cherokee, KY, died Sunday in a Pontiac, MI hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born May 1, 1887, at Cherokee, he was a son of the late Frank and Sidney Houck Young. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred Kelly of Clarkston, MI; two sons, Edgar Young of Webbville, Route 1, and Arlie Young of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Sam McNeil of Louisa, route 1, three brothers, Watt Young of Cherokee, Sam Young of Columbus and John Young of Webbville, route 1, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1968

 

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