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ADAMS, Ernest

1898-1968

Ernest Adams, 70, of Cherokee, died Sunday, December 22, in a Louisa hospital. Born July 18, 1898, in Louisa, he was a son of the late Crooks and Ella Kelly Adams. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 25, from the Irish Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Cherokee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy  Wicker Adams, a daughter, Miss Phyllis Adams, at home, four sons, Charles R. Adams of South Point, and Danny, Paul and Eddie Adams, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Sanders and Mrs. Laudle Carter of London, OH, and Mrs. Alma Thompson of Santa Monica, CA; a brother, Woodrow Adams of Columbus and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

ANDERSON, James

1916-1969

James Anderson, 52, of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, died Wednesday night, January 15, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Fort Gay Route 2. Born March 18, 1916, he was the son of Mrs. Margie Anderson of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include, two sisters, Mrs. George Archer of Fort Gay, Route 1, and Mrs. Earl Parsons of Fort Gay, route 2, and two brothers, John Anderson of Fort Gay route 2, and Robert McNeely of Columbus, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1969

 

ARRINGTON, Simon

1887-1969

A Sunday shooting which claimed the lives of two elderly persons here apparently was a murder-suicide, according to Lawrence County Coroner Eugene Hensley who noted, however, that exact details of the incident may never be known. Investigation into the deaths of Simon Arrington, 81, of Lawrence County and Mrs. Nalda Parker, 79 of Louisa, is being continued by the Kentucky State Police and the Louisa Police Department, but Mr. Hensley said lack of evidence prevented him from making any definite verdict about the shootings. Mr. Arrington's body was found about noon Sunday by his grandson, Jerry Arrington, at the home of Mrs. Parker. A .22 calibre pistol was found near the body. Louisa Police Chief Dempsey Bradley said a shot fired at close range entered above the man's right ear and the bullet lodged in his skull. Mrs. Parker was found with a gunshot wound in the head and was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital were she died early Monday. According to Coroner Hensley, the shooting apparently took place at about 10 a.m. Funeral services for Mr. Arrington were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 18, 1887, at Cherokee, KY, he was a son of the late Walter and Belle Hensley Arrington. His wife, Lora, died in 1954. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Wayne Williams of Kenova, Mrs. Bill Bryant of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Shirley Wells of Tifton, GA and Mrs. Henry Kralinski, Mrs. Luisa Witherspoon and Mrs. Josephine Wright, all of Columbus, OH; four sons, Haskell Arrington of Webbville, KY, Fred A. and Ralph Arrington of Louisa and Walter Arrington of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Winfield Nickell of Sarasota, TX and Mrs. Belle Sword of Matewan, WV; four brothers, Hubert Arrington of St. Petersburg, FL, Lonzo Arrington of Louisa, Route 1, Hudson Arrington of Catlettsburg and Norman Arrington of Cordell, KY; 28 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

ARTRIP, Martin Luther

1889-1969

Martin Luther Artrip, 79, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Tuesday, January 21, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Carmie Webb officiating. Burial was in the Wayne (WV) Cemetery. A son of the late Volney and Belle Compson Artrip, he was born on Fort Gay route 1, July 19, 1889. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Workman Artrip; six daughters, Mrs. Estelle Spaulding of Louisa, route 5, Mrs. Marie Robertson of Cleveland, Mrs. Fern Jackson of Fort Gay, route 2, Mrs. Mildred Copley of Dearborn, MI, Mrs. Vinnie Okutich of Carlton, MI, and Mrs. Janice Burns of Orlen, OH; a son, Don Artrip of Lancaster, OH, four step daughters, Mrs. Susie Pinson of ??, Mrs. Eva Church of New York, Mrs. Gusta Bishop of Wyoming County, WV and Mrs. Brady Black of Barboursville, WV; three stepsons, Pat and Robert Trodgon of Winston-Salem, NC and Lafe Trodgon of St. Marys, OH and many grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

BLACKBURN, Harmon

Harmon Blackburn, 61, of Columbus, OH, a native of Lawrence County, died December 18, in a Columbus hospital. He worked for Columbus-Southern Ohio Electric Co. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday December 21, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blackburn Cemetery on the left fork of Little Blaine. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Linda Lou Quiltner, Columbus, one son, Carl Blackburn, San Francisco; one grandson, his stepmother, Mrs. Ella Blackburn, Louisa; four brothers, Canada, Clinton and the Rev. Payton Blackburn, all of Columbus and Edgel Blackburn of Wheelwright; nine sisters, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Thelma Chapman, Mrs. Maxine Yeanger, Mrs. Nevelon Plants, Mrs. Phyllis Hayes, all of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Sowers and Mrs. Gwendolyn Singer, Oak Hill, WV and Mrs. Pearl Fraley and Mrs. Eva Moore of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

BRANHAM, Effie (Moore)

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Moore Branham, 80, of Louisa, who died Thursday, December 28, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born June 18, 1888, at Fallsburg, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Fannie Collinsworth Moore. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ogden Stewart of Westminister, CA and Mrs. Winfield McIntire of Los S??mitos, CA; a son, Edgar A. Branham of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe R?? of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Hattie O'Daniel of Cincinnati, five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and a son, Jack Branham, U. S. Navy, who died at sea during World War II, first casualty form Lawrence county. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

BROWN, Dan G.

1885-1968

Dan G. Brown, 83, River, died Saturday in a Paintsville hospital, after a long illness. Born August 5, 1885, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Hezekiah and Jane Auxier Brown. He was a retired farmer. Funeral Services were held on Monday, December 30 in the Borders Chapel Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with Ellis Hamilton the officiating minister. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery there.

Surviving are the widow, Lydia Borders Brown; three daughters Marvel Boyd of Frankfort and Mabel Boyd and Mrs. Shirley Ross of Wittensville; a brother Lidge Brown of Prestonsburg and two sisters, Angie Daniels of River and Nora Hawes of Louisa, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

BRUMFIELD, Gertrude (Smith)

1883-1968

Mrs. Gertrude Bromfield, 85, of Route 4, Louisa, died Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Born July 24, 1883, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Sally Smith. Her husband, Milton Bromfield, preceded her in death in 1958. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery route 4, Louisa. Survivors include three daughters, Geroyd Coleman, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. George Cooksey, Cannonsburg, KY, and Mrs. Clarence Crouch of Ashland, KY, two sons, Clem Bromfield of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Tracy Bromfield, Fallsburg; one sister, Mrs. Sally Smith of Winston, OH, and a brother, Lewis Smith, of Rush, KY; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

BURNS, Regania (Woods)

1941-1969

Regania Burns, 27, Boston, Mass, died at 3 p.m. Monday, January 6, during open heart surgery in Boston. She was born August 2, 1941, at Route 2, Catlettsburg, a daughter of Oliver Lee and Eagle Rickman Woods. She was a branch bank cashier in the Boston area. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. John Frazzill, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Floyd Pitts, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Glenn Ward, Columbus, and Mrs. Forest Burns, Boston; two brothers, John of Columbus and Harlan Woods, Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from Buchanan Chapel Church. Burial was in the chapel cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

CHAPMAN, Homer E.

1903-1968

Homer E. Chapman, 65, Bradenton, FL, formerly of Rush, died Saturday following an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. T. M. Chandler officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. A native of Louisa, Mr. Chapman was born November 21,1 903, a son of the late John R. and Genie Picklesimer Chapman. He moved from Rush to Florida in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phoebe C. Simons of Rush; a son, Tom Chapman of Rush, former state representative, a half sister, Mrs. Mary Petry Folds of Bradenton; 6 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

CORDLE, Thurman

1911-1969

Thurman Cordle, age 57, of Adams, KY, who died Wednesday, January 22, in a local hospital was buried in the Cordle family cemetery at Adams following services Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Morris, the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Born August 10,1911, he was a son of Willie Cordle of Adams, and the late Laura Sparks Cordle. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the United Baptist Church and a school teacher with the Lawrence County school system. Additional survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ruby Gartin Cordle, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Thompson of Sitka, KY; one brother, Herman Cordle of Adams, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

DAMRON, Shannon L.

Shannon L. Damron, 27, of 983 Rose Place, Whitehall, OH, a grandson of Mrs. Tennie Damron of Louisa, died Monday, January 13, at Grant Hospital. An employee of Kinnear Manufacturing Co., he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and graduate of Westerville (OH) High School. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, from the Westerville Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Delmer Sparks officiating. Burial was in the North Lawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors are his widow, Nancy Damron, a daughter, Shannon Leigh, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Damron, Westerville, two sisters, Sally Jo Ward of Westerville, and Charly Sharon Davis of Columbus, his father in law and mother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. McDougal, Bainbridge, OH. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1969

 

EVANS, Anderson

Anderson Evans, 81, of Martha, KY died Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church with the Rev. J. P. Bailey, the Rev. Rufus Fannin and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Martha. Born in September 1887, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Marion and Nancy Dials Evans. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sophie Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Blythe of Martha and Mrs. Mildred Stambaugh of Chillicothe, OH, and three sons, Rupert and Raymond Evans, both of Baltimore, MD and Kenneth Evans of Pickington, OH. The body was removed to the residence Wednesday from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, at Sandy Hook, where it will remain until one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

FERRIS, Menefie

1883-1969

Menefie Ferris, 74, of Route 5, Louisa, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Carter Chapel on Route 3, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Barnett Cemetery there. Born March 6, 1883, he was the son of the late Harrison and Emily Lee Ferris. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna McIntosh Ferris; nine daughters, Mrs. Luther Mills and Mrs. Arthur Salmons, both of Williamson, WV, Mrs. George Scahabile of Belmawr, NJ, Mrs. Richard Gussler of Louisa, Mrs. Gbee Linger, Mrs. Bill Linger, Mrs. Harry Miller and Mrs. Danny Endicott, all of Johnston, OH, and Mrs. Allen Tuck of Dublin, OH; six sons, Sidney Ferris of Williamson, George Ferris of Route 5, Louisa, Charles Ferris of Columbus, OH, Calvin Ferris and Vernon Ferris, both of Johnstown and Robert Ferris at home; one sister, Mrs. Corbett Wright of Jackson, KY, 36 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1969

 

FOSTER, Bernard

1916-1969

Bernard Foster, 52, of Warsaw, OH, died Thursday, January 2, in a hospital there. His widow, Mrs. Dorothy Branham Foster, was formerly of the Louisa area. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. A telephone linesman and World War II veteran, he was born at Warsaw, December 13, 1916 a son of the late Grover and Sadie Hauger Foster. Also surviving are a daughter, Diana Foster, at home and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Harrison of Dresden, OH, and Mrs. Floyd Smith of Loudenville. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

HICKS, Mayne (Traynor)

1901-1969

Mayme Traylor Hicks, 67, of Webbville, died Wednesday morning, January 22, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Community Church at Webbville. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery there. She was born August 30, 1901, at Hopewell, KY, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Jo Anne Poston Traylor. She was the wife of J. Theodore Hicks, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Bodot? of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Willard Daniels of Webbville; one son, Clifford Hicks of Webbville, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Elbert Crum of Trenton, OH, Mrs. Joseph Osborne of McDermott, OH, and Mrs. Jimmy Minzelli of Minford, OH, two brothers, Wayne Traylor of Wurtland and Elba Traylor of Hunnewell. Funeral services were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

HINKLE, Leona (Gunnell)

1883-1968

Mrs. Leona Gunnell Hinkle, 85, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Richardson, died Wednesday, December 18, at Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 21, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Richardson. Born in Lawrence County, March 29, 1883, a daughter of the late Chastine and Nancy Greer Gunnell, she was a former teacher, postmistress. Her husband, James W. Hinkle, former Lawrence County attorney preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hope Watson of Columbus, a son, James R. Hinkle of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. Betty Compton of Huntington, and a half sister, Mrs. Lena Pigg of Columbus and two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

JOHNSON, Mont Everett

1899-1969

Mont Everett Johnson, 69, of 1042 10th Avenue, who died Thursday, January 2, in a Huntington hospital was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park after funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. from Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. C. E. Midkiff officiating. A retired Chesapeake :& Ohio Railway conductor, he was born April 21, 1899, at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Hinkle Johnson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Norma Franklin Johnson and three sisters, Mrs. T. M. Arrington of Russell, KY, Mrs. C. J. ??? of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. ??? Gose of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

JONES, John R.

1884-1968

John R. Jones, 84, of Louisa, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital following a long illness. Born April 18, 1884 at Flat Gap, KY, he was a son of the late Brownlow and Carolyn Brown Jones. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the Smokey Valley Cemetery. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carl Butler of Catlettsburg, KY, route 2, three sons, Brownlow (Bee) Jones, of Flemingsburg, KY, Henry Jones of Route 2, Catlettsburg, and Tech. Sgt. Bobby Jones, stationed with the Army at Taiwan; three brothers, Littleton Jones and Lyman Jones of Louisa, and David Jones of Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

JUSTICE, John

1909-1969

John Justice, 59, of Louisa, route 1, died Sunday afternoon at his home following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 30, 1909, he was a son of the late Strother and Ruth Stakey Justice. He was a former construction worker and a disabled veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy Marcum Justice; one sister, Mrs. Otis Lesley of Middletown, OH, and one brother, James Justice of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

KELLY, John H.

1875-1968

John H. Kelly, 93, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, at Grove City, OH. He was born September 15, 1875, at Cherokee, a son of the late Franklin and Emily Ramey Kelly. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Vernie Jenkins, of Edsel, Mrs. Nellie Boggs, California, Mrs. Virgin May, Mrs. Victoria Skaggs, and Miss Sidney Kelly, all of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Viola Foster, Springfield, OH, three sons, Leonard Kelly, Cherokee, Nora Kelly, London, OH, and John Kelly, Grove City, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Trend, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Martha Kitchen, Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Mary Polly, Columbus, OH; one brother, Noah Kelly, Seattle, WA. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 20, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery at Cherokee. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

LEMASTER, Troy

1904-1969

The Rev. Troy Lemaster, 64, of Piketon, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, January 15, in an Ashland, KY hospital of an apparent heart attack. Born July 24, 1904, he was the son of the late Manford and Ora (Lemaster) Lemaster. He was a retired minister of the United Baptist Church, near Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ola (Lemaster) Lemaster, three daughters, Mrs. Velma Cook and Mrs. Charles Attaway, both of Piketon and Mrs. Eskill Williams of Ashland; two sons, C. O. Lemaster of Salt Lake City, UT, and James Lemaster of Brownstone, IL; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Rider of Piketon, Mrs. Ruth Caudill of Louisa, Route 2, Mrs. Raymond Castle and Mrs. James Smith, both of Belleview, OH, two brothers, Martin Lemaster of Louisa and Donald Lemaster of Belleview, a step mother, Mrs. Alkie Lemaster of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1969

 

MARCUM, Kenneth Wayne

1969-1969

Kenneth Wayne Marcum, infant son of William Roy and Hazel Marie Bush Marcum of Louisa, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, in a local hospital. Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Burt Hall at Greenlawn Cemetery Friday at 3 p.m. Other survivors include a sister, Lourina A. Marcum, and two brothers, William S. and John C. Marcum at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Marcum of Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Lowman Bush, also of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

MARCUM, Milton

1919-1968

Funeral services for Milton Marcum, 49, Louisa, who died Saturday were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Born June 1, 1919, in Louisa, he was a son of the late Henry and Louisa Short Marcum. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Opal Clevenger, Mrs. John Justice, Mrs. Lottie Spears, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Ima Patrick of Akron, OH; and two brothers, Jim Marcum of Louisa and Dewey Marcum of Pikeville. An Air Force veteran, he retired after 18 years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

MCINTIRE, Everett F.

1921-1968

Everett F. McIntire, 47, of Battle Creek, MI, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital there. Born June 21, 1921, at Milton, WV, he was a son of the late e. F. and Anna Bayless McIntire. Funeral arrangements are incomplete due to extreme cold weather conditions in Michigan preventing of the body to Louisa. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include Mrs. Marion McIntire, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Cook and Miss Teresa McIntire of Allegan, MI; one son, Everett McIntire, two brothers, Arthur F. McIntire, Allegan and Jack G. McIntire, Fairfield, IA, three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Cyruc, Allegan, Mrs. Ray Harbour, Milton, WV, and Mrs. J. N. Marcum, Jr., of Louisa. The McIntires are former Louisa residents. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

MCKENZIE, Audrey Marie (Lyons)

1939-1968

Mrs. Audrey Marie McKenzie, 29, Louisa, died Tuesday, December 24, in a Lexington hospital after a long illness. Born April 13, 1939, in Roscoe, she was a daughter of Sanford Lyons of Sandy Hook and the late Mary Jane Ferguson Lyons. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 27, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Other survivors include the husband, Johnny McKenzie, a daughter, Suzy McKenzie and a son, Johnny McKenzie, both at home, a sister, Mrs. Junior Willis of Plummers Landing and two brothers, Roscoe Lyons of Louisa and Billy Lyons of Route 2, Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

MCKINNEY, Ezra

1906-1968

Ezra McKinney, Sr., 68, of Louisa, formerly of Ethel, Logan County, WV died Tuesday, December 17, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday December 20 from the Mt. Mission Church at Lake, WV by Dr. Moss Craddock. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery there. Born May 5, 1906, at Curry, WV, he was a son of the late B. J. and Belle McKinney. He was a retired miner. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vada Meeks McKinney; four daughters, Miss Dean McKinney at home, Mrs. Kaye Maynard and Mrs. Rose Perry, both of Louisa and Mrs. Leolo Hammond of Chillicothe, OH; one son, Pete McKinney of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Nelson of Beckley and Mrs. Ted Nelson of Ethel; two brothers, Bob McKinney and Thurman McKinney, both of Cleveland. The body was taken to the home of a sister in law, Mrs. Foche Nelson at Lake, by the James Funeral Home at Logan. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

MEADE, John Paul

1896-1969

James Paul Meade, 72, of Louisa, route 1, died Tuesday, January 7, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born October 1, 1896, in Ashland, KY, he was the son of the late Hiram and Elizabeth Morris Meade. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Florence Sparks Meade; five daughters, Mrs. John W. Crabtree, of Kimble, WV, Mrs. Herbert Smith of Welch, WV. Mrs. William Fletcher, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Jim Miller of Rush, KY Mrs. John Chaffin of Louisa; one son, John Paul Meade, Jr., of Xenia, OH; one sister, Mrs. Bob Mason of Winchester, VA and 14 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

MEREDITH, Elva (Wellman)

1894-1968

Mrs. Elva Meredith, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, December 26, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Black of Prichard, WV. Born August 23, 1894, in Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Clay and Syrilda Perry Wellman. she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Meredith cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Roy Meredith, to whom she had been married for 56 years; another daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Smith of Huntington, one son, Clyde B. Meredith of Lincoln Park, MI; one sister, Mrs. Grady Ferguson of Kenova, WV, six half sisters, Mrs. Glen Yates of Huntington, Mrs. Ernestine Duncan and Mrs. Griffith Dean of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Nona Kilgore of Huntington, Mrs. Mellie Easton of Florida and Mrs. Agnes Southern of California, one brother, Grady Wellman of Fort Gay; three half brothers, Len Wellman of Louisa, Ernest and Noah Wellman of Huntington; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before services from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

MINTER, Simmons

1909-1969

Simmons Minter, 59, of Louisa, died Monday, January 6, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Walbridge, KY. Born June 10, 1909, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary Purdy Minter. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Minter of Indianapolis, IN and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Meade, Mrs. Jane Colburn, and Mrs. Tommy Howard, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Lillie Fannin in West Virginia. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

MOORE, Isaac

1911-1968

Isaac W. Moore, 57, of 208 Stratford Rd., Delaware, OH, was dead on arrival at Jane M. Case Hospital, Sunday morning January 5. He was installing a sump pump at on of his rental properties on Dublin Road when he was stricken. His son was with him at the time. Moore spent most of his life in Columbus, and had lived in Delaware County since 1952. He was employed in the maintenance department at Jane M. Case Hospital. He was a member of the Scioto Valley Christian Union Church. Surviving are his widow, Murl; three sons, Leroy of Bellpoint, OH, Paul of Delaware, and Harold, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Allen of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Pearline Howard of Waldo, OH; 7 grandchildren, two brothers, Paul of Columbus and Russell of Ashland, KY; seven sisters, Nola, of Michigan, Pauline, Pearl, Helen, Marie, Lillie and Ida, all of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 from the Scioto Valley Church with the Rev. Charles Murray officiating. Burial was in ??? Arrangements were under the direction of the Robinson Funeral Home. Mr. Moore was a native of Rich Creek section of Lawrence county. Big Sandy News, January 23, 1969

 

MORRIS, Robert M.

1896-1968

Robert M. Morris, 72, of 319 Watkins Street, Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, December 31, at 6:30 p.m. in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. He was born September 4, 1896, in Breathitt County, a son of the late Henry and Sarah McIntosh Morris. He was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Christian Church. He had resided in Catlettsburg for five years and had been a member of the Stanton, KY Lodge, F & AM for 50 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ulah M. Morris, four sons, Hassan Dwight Morris of Phoenix, AZ, Buddy Gene Morris of Portsmouth, OH, Bobby Gordon Morris of Catlettsburg and Don Phillip Morris of Ashland; one brother, Barney Morris of Catlettsburg, three sisters, Mrs. Edna Hall of Arlington, VA, Mrs. B. F. Marlow of St. Louis, MO and Mrs. Norman Miller of Bakersfield, CA and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

PARKER, Nalda (Hickman)

murder-suicide, according to Lawrence County Coroner Eugene Hensley who noted, however, that exact details of the incident may never be known. Investigation into the deaths of Simon Arrington, 81, of Lawrence County and Mrs. Nalda Parker, 79 of Louisa, is being continued by the Kentucky State Police and the Louisa Police Department, but Mr. Hensley said lack of evidence prevented him from making any definite verdict about the shootings. Mr. Arrington's body was found about noon Sunday by his grandson, Jerry Arrington, at the home of Mrs. Parker. A .22 calibre pistol was found near the body. Louisa Police Chief Dempsey Bradley said a shot fired at close range entered above the man's right ear and the bullet lodged in his skull. Mrs. Parker was found with a gunshot wound in the head and was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital were she died early Monday. According to Coroner Hensley, the shooting apparently took place at about 10 a.m . Mrs. Parker's funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her four daughters, Mrs. Laverna Artrip of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Ruth Mullins of Louisa, Mrs. Martha Martin of Columbus, and Mrs. Betty Adams of Detroit; a son, Tom Parker of Louisa; a brother, Lafe Hickman of Columbus and 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1969

 

ROBINETTE, Mrs. Rex

1903-1968

Mrs. Rex Robinette, 65, of Louisa, died Friday, December 20, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 22, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. Born December 7, 1903, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rebecca Shannon Branham. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shannon Tarr of Ashland, one son, Bobby Robinette of Louisa, two brothers, Paul Branham of Louisa, route 1, and Leo Branham of Dehue, WV, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

SHORT, Harry

1890-1969

Harry Short, 70, of Fort Gay, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Milender Copley, Jr. of Fort Gay after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Community Church of Webb, WV. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb. A retired section foreman for the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. he was born February 12, 1890, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Short. He was a veteran of World War I. Other survivors include six other daughters, Mrs. Vaughan Cornelius and Mrs. Bonnie Durrenburger of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Hubert Scott of Memphis, TN, Mrs. Mathew Woods of Wellington, OH, Mrs. Irene Nedelman of Peekskill, NY, and Mrs. Alene Robinson of Lima, OH, a step daughter, Mrs. J. I. Martin of Clarksburg, WV; five sons, James W. Short of Louisa, KY, route 5, William H. Short, of Petersburg, VA, and Richard, Robert J. and Charles D. Short, all of Columbus and a brother, Wallace Short and a sister, Mrs. John Pack, both of Kermit, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

SKAGGS, Cornelius

1882-1968

Cornelius Skaggs, 86, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Cordell, KY, died Wednesday, December 18, in a Louisville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 21, from the Redbush Enterprise Baptist Church, of which he was a member with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Gillum Branch Cemetery. Born October 23, 1882, he is survived by five sons, Survivors include five sons, Homer Skaggs of Louisville, John and Mitchell Skaggs of Cordell, William and Calvin Skaggs both of Wilbur; four daughters, Mrs. Lexie Skaggs of Red Bush, Mrs. Dessie Mullins of Adams, Mrs. Esta Skaggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dixie Pendleton of Elizabethtown; a half sister, Mrs. Matilda Hall of Relief; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Hobert

1901-1969

Hobert Thompson, 67, of Webbville, KY, route 1 died Monday morning, January 20, at home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Brammer Gap Chapel at Webbville, Route 1, with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery there. Born April 10, 1901, he was a son of the late Millard and Hester Carter Thompson. He was a retired oil well driller. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Marie Rigs by Thompson, three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Kitchen of Hopewell, VA, Mrs. Willie Bush of Webbville and Mrs. Robert Kaminsky of Columbus, OH; two sons, Hobert Thompson, Jr., of Webbville, Route 1, and Joe Thompson in California; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Waugh of Columbus and Mrs. Delbert Adams of Circleville, OH; three brothers, Chester Thompson of Powell, OH, Bill Thompson of Circleville, and Buster Thompson of Columbus and 12 ? grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, January 30,1 969

 

THOMPSON, Iver

1904-1969

Iver Thompson, 64, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in an Ashland hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Hooser of Proctorville, OH officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on Big Hurricane. A retired WV State Road Commission employee, he was born June 24, 1904, at Fort Gay, a son of the late I. G. and Martha Lakin Thompson. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bascom Boyd of Louisa; a brother, Merlin D. Thompson of Huntington, assistant maintenance superintendent of Cabel County Schools and three nephews. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

TOMLIN, John

1888-1969

John Tomlin, 81, of Louisa, died Sunday morning at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Hicks's Cemetery on Route 2, Catlettsburg. Born January 2, 1888, he was a son of the late Oliver and Polly Vanover Tomlin. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Hicks Tomlin; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ramey of Lavalette, WV, and Mrs. Elizabeth Baugh of Catlettsburg, three sons, Paul Tomlin of Piketon, OH, and Wade and Warren Tomlin, both of Catlettsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Ruggles of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer and Mrs. Sophie Colburn, both of Fallsburg, and Mrs. Hattie Dyer of Catlettsburg; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 9,1 969

 

VANOVER, Norvell

1910-1968

Norvell Vanover,  58, of Martha, KY died Saturday in a Lexington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Terryville Schoolhouse near Martha. Burial was in Leo Skaggs Cemetery there. He was born January 1, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Nancy Skaggs Vanover of Martha and the late Asa Vanover. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harold Vanderhoof, Jr., of Flatwoods, KY; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Castle of Martha; four brothers, Merida, Okie and Tommy Vanover, all of Martha and Virgil Vanover of Columbus, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

WALLER, Homer

1907-1969

Homer Waller, 61, of 408 Clay Street, Louisa, died at his home Monday night at 11:30 p.m. of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, KY. Born July 8, 1907, on Route 4, Louisa, he was a son of Dennie Waller, Route 4, Louisa, and the late Myrtle Adkins Waller. He was a retired C & O foreman of the Carpenter Force and prior to his death was a security guard at the Louisa Carpet Mills. Survivors other than the father include the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Marie Hewlett, route 4, Louisa, six sons, James Homer Waller and Gary Allen Waller, both of Dayton, OH, Lewis Thomas Waller, at home, and Donnie Carter, Bennie Earl and William Jefferson Waller, all of route 4, Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Jack Turner, Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Virgil Brumfield, Russell, KY, Mrs. Lawrence Elswick, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Lewis palmer, Oklahoma City, OK, and Miss Garnet Waller, Route 4, Louisa, three brothers, George Waller of Lancaster, OH, Dennis Waller, Fort Gay, WV and James Waller, Elkhorn City, KY. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

WHEELER, Ernest

1913-1969

Ernest Wheeler, 58, Blaine, KY died Wednesday, January 22, in a Gallipolis, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle, the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Burnso Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery there. Born at Blaine, KY, September 23, 1913, he was a son of the late Amos and Mary Booth Wheeler.  Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lunda Murray and Mrs. Hugh Boggs of Ashland, and Miss Monnie Wheeler of Blaine and two brothers, Orville Wheeler of Columbus and Gus Wheeler of Ashville, OH. Funeral services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1969

 

VINSON, Robert L.

1903-1968

Robert L. Vinson, 65, of Louisa, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 21, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Born July 13, 1903, in Louisa, he was a son of Nellie Wellman Vinson and the late James Milton Vinson. He was a retired jeweler and was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, form the Louisa Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter L. Arnold, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, Mrs. Florence DeAtley Vinson; two sons, George J. Vinson and Robert L. Vinson, Jr.,  both of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Terry of Louisa and Mrs. James George of Huntington; four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1969

 

YOUNG, Burns C.

1902-1969

Burns C. Young, 67, of Louisa, died Monday at home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 1, 1902, he was a son of the late Richard and Kathy Roberts Young. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Manse and Mrs. Hubert Senders, both of Columbus, OH, and Miss Wanda Young, at home, two brothers, Ray Young of Columbus and Victor Young of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1969

 

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BALL, Imogene (Spencer)

1875-1969

Mrs. Imogene (Lucy) Ball, 94, formerly of Charley, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter in Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. Born December 25, 1875, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Fannie Spencer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vinson Ball in 1916. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Fannie Estep, of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Madge Shannon, Mrs. Clem Crosby, Miss Grethel Ball and Mrs. Johnny Clark, all of Columbus; four sons, Bill and John Ball, both of Columbus, Tom Ball of Aliquippa, PA and Mont Ball of Mechanicsburg, OH and 32 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery at Charley. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

BELLOMY, Grace (VanHoose)

1908-1969

Mrs. Grace Bellomy, 60, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Thursday morning February 20, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church of which she was a member with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born April 11, 1908, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Alice Edward Vanhoose of Louisa, and the late Perry Vanhoose. Survivors include the husband, Miles Bellomy; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Johnson of Winston-Salem, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Trent and Mrs. Lossic Dawson, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Otis Webb of Prichard, WV; three brothers, Leon Vanhoose of Fort Gay, KSP Lt. Billy Joe Vanhoose of Flatwoods, KY, and Calvin Vanhoose of Louisa and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

HALL, Luther L.

1896-1969

Luther L. Hall, 72, of the Point section, Louisa, died Monday in a Dayton, OH hospital Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. Willy Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. A son of the late J. W. and Narie Maynard Hall, the retired miner was born at Clifford, February 19, 1896. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dolly Sammons Hall; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Frazier of Louisa route 2, Mrs. Hugh Roberts of Louisa route 1, and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Fairborn, OH; four sons, Charles and James Hall of Louisa, Danny Hall of Fairborn and David Hall of New Carlisle, OH; a sister, Mrs. Joe Meek of Louisa; a brother, Guy Hall of Kenova, WV, and 29 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1969

 

HUMBLE, James D.

1926-1969

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday for James D. Humble, 42, of Buchanan, who was killed instantly Monday when an iron anvil, weighing 1,000 pounds fell from a truck onto his car on U. S. 23 about 12 miles north of Louisa. Humble was pronounced dead at the scene by Boyd County Coroner Russell Compton. He suffered a fractured skull and crushed chest when struck by a round bar of steel that fell from a tractor-trailer rig traveling in the opposite direction. The steel bar entered the Humble vehicle through the windshield and emerged from the rear window, according to Trooper Clyde Johns of the Kentucky State Police. Out of control, the Humble car crossed the center line into the path of an automobile operated by Mrs. Lillian Jones, 33, of 3403 Ginger Drive, Huntington, which was traveling behind the rig. She was uninjured. The tractor-trailer was operated by William H. Holyman, 30,of Winfield, WV, an employee of the Mountain State Construction Co., of Spring Hill, VA. Humble was buried in the Buchanan Cemetery following services at the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Born February 25, 1926 at Buchanan, he was a son of the late Albert and Margie Moore Humble. A furniture deliveryman for the C. H. Parsons Co., department store at Ashland, he was married to the former Eloise Conway of Buchanan. Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mary Conwell, Sandra, Jamie Sue, Deborah Ann, and Tammy Humble and one son, James D. Humble, Jr., all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Goble Copley of Buchanan, Mrs. Mary Potter of Troy, Mrs. Essie Riddle of Ashland, and Mrs. Sylvia Moore of Big Creek, WV and one grandchild. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1969

 

ISAAC, Roseannie (Caudill)

1913-1969

Mrs. Roseannie Isaac, 55, of Fallsburg, died Wednesday morning, January 29, at the home of a son, in Detroit, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle, with the Rev. Hershell Huff and the Rev. Henry King officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery, on route 4, Louisa. Born in Hale, KY, March 19, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Rita Davis Caudill. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John Burton of Louisa, Mrs. Herbert Lemaster of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Beech Stevens of New Carlisle, OH, and Mrs. James Sherich of Springfield, OH; and ten sons, Craner, Maynard, Claude, Edgar, Edward and Johnny Isaac, all of Detroit, Grady Isaac of New Carlisle, Richard Isaac of Springfield, OH, Theodore Isaac with the Army in Japan and Joel Isaac, at home. The body was taken tot he residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1969

 

JONES, Charles Spencer

1933-1969

WO Charles Spencer Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jones of Louisa, serving his country in Vietnam, passed away suddenly, Friday, February 14, suffering a heart attack while playing baseball there. He is the fourth Lawrence County casualty during the Vietnamese war. The body will be received by the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, where he and his wife and a daughter resided before he entered the Armed Forces. After funeral rites there, he will be brought to the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, for a one night visitation by his host of friends and relatives. Graveside rites will be conducted here, date to be announced. The 30 year old soldier was born December 30, 1933, in Louisa. He is a graduate of the Louisa High School and was a star athlete on the Bulldog football team. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include the widow, Mrs. Agrmiome Thomas Jones, and a daughter, Alyce Jones, who reside with her parents at Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Benny Heckerson, Louisa; two brothers, Fred Jones, Louisa and Sgt. William Jones, with the Army at Fort Knox, KY. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1969

 

Military graveside rites were conducted here by a detail from Fort Knox, KY, Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.  for Warrant Officer Charles Spencer Jones, at Greenlawn Cemetery. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements and Rev. J. C. Hager conducted the committal rites. The 30 year old soldier who died of an apparent heart attack February 14, in Vietnam, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jones of Louisa. Regular rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the New Hope Baptist Church in Ashland with the Rev. Mr. Lowell McCown officiating. Following the rites the body was brought to the Young Funeral Home where it remained until time for the graveside rites. Many sorrowing relatives and friends visited the bier during the hours to extend sympathy to the bereaved parents, widow, Hermione Thomas Jones, of Ashland and other relatives. Other survivors are a daughter, Hermoine Alyce Jones, at home; a sister, Mrs. Anna Jean Atkinson of Louisa, two brothers, Fred Jones of Louisa and William Jones, serving with the U. S. Army at Fort Knox and the grandmothers, Mrs. Sarah Jones of Louisa and Mrs. Neva Ewing of Columbus, OH. Big sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

MCGUIRE, Ernest C.

1918-1969

Ernest C. (Joe) McGuire, 50, of Louisa Route 4, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the McGuire Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa, where graveside rites were conducted by W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89. A veteran of World War II, he was born September 17, 1918, at Louisa, a son of the late George and Ida Hulett McGuire. He was a telegraph operator with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway at Ashland. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Back McGuire; three daughters, Mrs. James Coffey of Fort Gay route 1, Mrs. William P. Franklin of Flatwoods, KY, and Mrs. Joe Webb of Catlettsburg, route 2, two sons, Ernest McGuire of Kenova and William McGuire at home; a sister, Mrs. B. R. Cooksey of Ashland, four brothers, W. H. McGuire of Catlettsburg, E. R. McGuire of Middletown, OH, Roger McGuire of Ashland and Milton McGuire of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1969

 

MCKINNEY, Barbara (Wilkes)

1875-1969

Mrs. Barbara McKinney, 93, of Willard, KY, died Monday morning in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Brammer Gap Church near Webbville of which she was a member, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Ralph Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery there. Born October 14, 1875 in Huntington, WV, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Ann Thompson Wilkes. Her husband, Ervin J. McKinney, died in 1939. Survivors include one brother, Henry Wilkes of Catlettsburg; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Jesse Fyffe at Webbville. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1969

 

MCKINNEY, Barbara (Wilkes)

1875-1969

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 13, at the Brammer Gap Church for Mrs. Barbara Wilkes McKinney, 93, of Willard. A former resident of Louisa, she was born on October 14, 1875, at Huntington, WV, daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Jane Johnson Wilkes. Officiating were Revs. Ralph Butler and Jack Perry. Pallbearers were John Robert Bayes, Danny Carroll, Randall Holbrook, Harold Joe Logan, KSP Troopers Brooks Emmons, Don Lafferty, W. B. Clark and Don Goble. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Webbville, Route 1. Preceding her in death was her husband, E. J. McKinney, in 1939. and a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Thompson in 1955. Surviving is a brother, Henry Wilkes of Catlettsburg, KY. Also the following grandchildren: KSP Sgt. June Thompson of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Garnett Carroll, Georgetown, SC, Mrs. John Bayes, Willard, with whom she resided, Mrs. Clynard Webb, Belmont, NC, Mr. Charles Thompson of Owingsville, KY, Paul Thompson, Catlettsburg, KY, Herbert Thompson, Ravenswood, WV, Mrs. Howard Wallin, Aberdeen, MD, Mrs. Jesse Fyffe, Webbville and Frank Thompson, Columbus, OH. Also surviving are 27 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1969

 

MULLINS, Robert R.

1895-1969

Robert R. Mullins, 73, of 328 11th Street, Catlettsburg, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Born November 3, 1895, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late David and Alifair Fortner Mullins. He retired in 1960 after 18 years employment with Ashland Works of Armco Steel Corp. east processing department. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had resided in Catlettsburg since 1945. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Boggs Mullins; three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Savage and Mrs. Ellis Robinson of Ashland and Mrs. Elmer L. Bowman of Ironton; six sons, Claude Mullins of Westwood, Emmanuel and David Mullins of Catlettsburg, Robert R. Mullins, Jr., of Worthington, Arnold Mullins of Louisa, and Harris Mullins of Hilliard, OH; 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 17, from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly McGraw officiating. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

NEWSOME, James Franklin

1886-1969

James Franklin Newsome, 82, of Louisa, route 1, died Sunday morning in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Carter Chapel of Louisa, Route 3, with the Rev. Gabe Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Barnette Cemetery there. A retired farmer, he was born September 18, 1886, at Louisa, a son of the late Van and Sarah Belcher Newsome. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Jane Perry Newsome; one daughter, Mrs. John Rice; two sons, Elmer and George Newsome, all of Louisa, route 3, two sisters, Mrs. Ann Sammons of Huntington and Mrs. Liddie Wellman of Ceredo; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

SALYER, Stella Jane (Wheeler)

1895-1969

Stella Jane Salyer, 73, of Mt. Liberty, OH, passed away Sunday in a Mt. Vernon, OH hospital following a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Malachi Wheeler of Blaine, KY and a member of the Baptist Church there. Survivors include the husband, Walter D. Salyer; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Burton of Carroll, OH, Miss Blanche Holbrook, Mt. Liberty, Monnie Skaggs, Fredricktown, OH, one son, James Salyer, Circleville, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Alafair Pigmon, Louisa; Mrs. Fannie Young, Wheelersburg, OH; five brothers, Tom Wheeler, Blaine, KY, Tip, Kay and Jake Wheeler, Louisa, and Morgan Wheeler, of Jerome, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Centerburg, OH, with the Revs. Isaac Smith, Walter Hamilton and Vona Spaulding officiating. Burial was made in the East View Cemetery under the direction of the Snyder-Mellick Funeral Home at Centerburg. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1969

 

SPURLOCK, Fred

1893-1969

Fred Spurlock, 75, of 823 21st Street, Huntington, WV, died Monday in a hospital there. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel here, with the Rev. James C. Burchett officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired carpenter, he was born February 28, 1893, a son of the late Milton B. and Elizabeth Hinkle Spurlock. He went to Huntington four years ago. In World War I, he served in the U. S. Army overseas as a sergeant  and was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Abrams Spurlock; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Crace of Louisa, Mrs. Dora Caldwell of Romeo, MI, and Mrs. Louise Endicott of Paintsville; two sons, Eugene Spurlock of Texas City and Roy F. Spurlock of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Hensley of Seth, WV and eleven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Helen E. (Farley)

1906-1969

Mrs. Helen E. Thompson, 62, of 1918 Chestnut St., Kenova, WV, a first grade teacher at the Kenova Grade School, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital of an apparent heart attack after being stricken at home about midnight. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Baptist Church of Kenova, of which she had been a member 38 years, with the Rev. Stanley Franklin officiating. Burial was in the Bellefonte (KY) Memorial Gardens. born October 16, 1906, at Borderland in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Virginia Smith Farley, whose families were among the early settlers of Virginia and the Big Sandy Valley. She was reared in Louisa, KY, graduating from Louisa High School in 1925 and held A. B. and M. A. degrees from Marshall University. She had taught two years in Lawrence County before she began teaching at the Kenova school 23 years ago. Also a teacher of church school classes for many years, she was teaching the JHN Class of her church at the time of her death. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, a teacher's honorary; a life member of the Parent-Teacher Association of her school and the National Education Association, and a member of the Kenova Woman's Club, the Wayne County Classroom Teachers Association and the West Virginia Association. Survivors include the husband, P. S. (Tommy) Thompson; a sister, Mrs. Carl I. Roadcup; and a niece, Mrs. Norma Roadcup Thompson of Russell, KY and an aunt, Mrs. E. W. Miller of Ironton, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

TRIPLETT, Dea

1910-1969

Dea Triplett, 58, of Webbville, KY, route 1, died Friday morning in a Pikeville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Webb Chapel Church near Webbville with the Rev. Anthony Crabtree and the Rev. Asa Adams officiating. Burial was in the Triplett Cemetery near Webbville. Born December 4, 1910, he was a son of the late Jasper and Jane Holbrook Triplett. Survivors include a daughter and one son, Clifford Triplett, both of Cincinnati; one sister, Mrs. Evie Sansom of Phelps, KY; and four brothers, Noah Triplett of Route 1, Webbville, Troy and Jeff Triplett both of Rush, KY and Jesse Triplett of Newark, OH. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

WALLER, Kevin Dean

1969-1969

Kevin Dean Waller, one day old son of Wetzel and Margaret Ruth Copley Waller of Fort Gay route 2, died Tuesday, January 28, in a Huntington hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Copley cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Also surviving are a sister, Sherry Waller at home; a brother, Wetzel E. Waller, at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Saul Waller of Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Copley of Fort Gay, Route 2. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1969


WELLMAN, Kenneth H.

1908-1969

Kenneth H. Wellman, 61, of Louisa, KY, died Wednesday morning, February 19, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 21, 1908, he was a son of the late John and Lizzie Atkins Wellman. He was a retired painter and paper hanger. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sue Kirk Wellman; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Waller of Findaly, OH and Mrs. Ralph Vanhorn of Louisa; four sons, Jimmy Wellman of Findlay, Johnny Wellman with the Army at Fort Knox, KY, and Luther and Dwayne Wellman, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nick Peterson in Florida and Mrs. George Eberhardt in Virginia; two brothers Lucian and Vernon Wellman, both in California; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1969

 

WRIGHT, Audrey (Evans)

1906-1969

Mrs. Audrey Wright, 62, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Saturday in a Dayton hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Lower Keaton Baptist Church with the Rev. Cula Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Wright Cemetery at Blaine. Born September 15, 1906, at Barnrock, KY, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Alra Sagraves Evans. Survivors include the husband, William Melvin Wright; one son, Raymond Wright, of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. Addie Sagraves of Flat Gap, KY, one brother, Conrad Sagraves of Springfield, IL and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1969

 

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AUSTIN, Andrew J.

1879-1969

Funeral services for Andrew J. Austin, 89, a retired postmaster of Ulysses, KY, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church on Route 1, Louisa. Rev. Byrd Webb and Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiated. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. A retired merchant, Mr. Austin died Friday in an Ashland hospital. Born June 30, 1879 at Ulysses, he was a son of the late Steve and Catherine Boyd Austin. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Moore Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen A. Martin of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Mary Chandler of Ashland; two sons, Charlie Austin of Ulysses and Jack Austin of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Lon Wallace and a brother, Tom Austin, both of Ulysses; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1969

 

BANFIELD, Lillie (Johnson)

1893-1969

Mrs. Lillie J. Banfield, 75, of Fort Gay, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. Born April 23, 1893, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Diamond Johnson and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 60 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mabel May Bates of Fort Gay; one son, Ora Ervin Banfield of Columbus, OH, one brother, Butler Johnson, Sr., of South Williamson, 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1969

 

BARTRAM, Jack K.

1918-1969

Jack K. Bartram, 50, vocational agriculture teacher in the Paint Valley School District, Bainbridge, OH for 20 years, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a Chillicothe hospital. According to reports reaching the News, he died from injuries received from a fallen tree which he was in the process of cutting. His son in law, John Nekirk, was with him when the incident occurred and had to cut the tree in order to release him. The funeral was conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Bainbridge school with Charles Sinutko of Brooklyn NY, officiating. The body was brought to the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, where additional services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial followed in the family cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. The son of Anna Sammons Bartram of Clifford and the late Nile Bartram, he was born on August 11, 1918, at Clifford, KY. In 1940, he war married to June Fitzpatrick, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, who was visiting at her son's home at the time of the accident; two daughters, Mrs. Pamela Newkirk, Centerfield, OH, and Karen Sue, at home; a son, Keither, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Moore, Cleveland and Mrs. Walter Pine, Hammond, IN; four brothers, James, Philadelphia, PA, Nile, with the U. S. Army at Okinawa, William, Hammond, IN and Wendell, Norfolk, VA and a grandson, Jason Newkirk. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Bartram was an ordained minister, one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 10 years. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1969

 

CHAFFIN, Emaline (Carter)

1876-1969

Probably Louisa's oldest woman, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin who would have reached her 93r birthday, April 9, passed away quietly around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home on Lady Washington Street following an extended illness. Affectionately known as "Granny" to her neighbors, she was Emaline Carter Chaffin, daughter of the late John Banner and Lou Cuzzie Meek Carter, pioneer settlers of the Irad section of Lawrence county. She and her family came to Louisa some 66 years ago where she has resided since that time. The deceased was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, a charter and life member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, a charter member and past associate matron of Louise Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star, and also a 50 year member. She was preceded in death by her husband, William James Chaffin, 26 years ago, and a son, Hubert Manley Chaffin, 22 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John W. McNabb of Louisa, a brother, Charles Carter of Manchester, KY; two grandsons, Dr. William J. McNabb and John W. McNabb, Jr. three great grandchildren, Tamara Ann, Margaret Grace and Maria Dawn McNabb, all of Louisa. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Walter Lee Arnold and the Rev. Mr. Burt Hall, pastor of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body will be moved from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

CHILDERS, Haskell Vern

1907-1969

Haskell Vern Childers, 61, of Richardson, died  Thursday morning, March 6, at his home following an extended illness. Born March 9, 1907, at Richardson, he was a son of the late John and Pricie (Childers) Childers. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson, with the Rev. Elzie Bates officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Stacey Childers, one son, Ballard Childers, at home; and two brothers, Ralph Childers of Catlettsburg, and Paul Childers of Ironton, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

CURNUTTE, Roy Irvin

1898-1969

Roy Irvin Curnutte, 70 of Catlettsburg, route 2, KY, died Thursday night, March 6, in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Cemetery. Born December 12, 1898, at Catlettsburg, route 2, he was a son of the late Eugene and Gullen Hatton Curnutte. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gertrude VanHorn Curnutte; three daughters, Mrs. Elza Kamer of Garrison, KY, Mrs. Clyde Steele of Ypsilanti, MI and Mrs. Darryl Stafford of Ashland; one brother, Marvin Curnutte of Huntington and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

DEREFIELD, Arlie

1894-1969

Arlie Derefield, 71, of Star Route, Louisa, died Tuesday, February 25, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church at Yatesville, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery there. Born May 10, 1894, on Route 3, Louisa, a son of the late john and Lucinda Berry Derefield, he was retired from the Ashland Oil and Refining Co. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Willie Dova Chaffin Derefield; four daughters, Mrs. James McLain of Dayton, Mrs. Roscoe Ekers of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Fusner and Miss Edith E. Derefield at home, also one foster brother, Shade Chaffin, Star Route, Louisa, and 13 grandchildren. The body was taken to the church from the Young Funeral Home an hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1969

 

FRALEY, William Tregg

1881-1969

The Rev. William Tregg Fraley, 87, of Mechanicsburg, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nora VanHoose with whom he lived. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mary Emma Free Will Baptist Church at Ledocio, near Louisa, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Born September 20, 1881, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Tom and Sarah Robinette Fraley. He was a Free Will Baptist Minister in Lawrence County. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. VanHoose, one son, Scoffield Fraley of Urbana, OH; one brother Ernest Fraley of Cincinnati, OH, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

HENSON, Kay

Funeral services for M-Sgt. Kay Henson, who retired from the Army after 30 years, were held March 13, at 4 p.m. from Hemperley's Chapel in Washington, D. C. with burial in Westview Cemetery with full  military honors. Sgt. Henson of 501 Cornell Ave., SW, Washington, died Wednesday, March 12. A Mason and Shriner, he was a veteran of World War II and a native of Fallsburg, KY. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Henson, daughters, Mrs. F. L. Byrd of Atlanta, Mrs. Rose Whitt of Pomona, CA and Mrs. Annie Lee Jones of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Cooksey and Mrs. Phima Moore, both of Louisa; 12 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

HICKS, Nora (Hensley)

1883-1969

Nora Hensley Hicks, 85, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, at the Riverview Hospital, Louisa, after a brief illness. Born June 26, 1883, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Louisa Boggs Hensley. Her husband, Oscar Hicks, preceded her in death. She was a member of the undenominational Church of Christ. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lahoma Kidd of Huntington, WV; one grandson, Robert Polley and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

JACKSON, Sadie (Watts)

1901-1969

Mrs. Sadie Watts Jackson, 68, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Tuesday, March 4, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Greenbrier Baptist Church on Fort Gay  route 2, with the Rev. Larry Nelson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. A Baptist church member, she was born at Genoa, WV, January 1, 1901, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Darb Watts. Survivors include the husband, Walter Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Rickman of Huntington, Mrs. Grant Raines, Jr., of Fort Gay, and Miss Shirley Jackson of Cleveland; two sons, Meredith Spencer of Detroit and Robert Porter of Genoa; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Spence of East Lynn; a brother, Basil Watts, of Kenova; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

LAWSON, Estell

1913-1969

Estell Lawson, 55, of route 4, Louisa, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday in Veterans' Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Born November 9, 1913, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Curt and Martha Gillum Lawson. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearlie Adkins Lawson; four daughters, Mrs. George Howell, route 4, Mrs. Maxine Carroll of Lexington, Mrs. Roy Adams of route 1 Webbville, and Mrs. Fred Craft, Jr., of Salyersville, KY, one son, Edison Lawson, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Smith of route 1, Webbville, and Mrs. Clyde Bira of Corney, CA and one brother, Clyde Lawson of Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred VanHorn and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery on Route 1, Webbville, under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

MEEK, Clyde E.

1891-1969

Clyde E. Meek, 78, of Louisa, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired school bus driver, he was born September 4, 1891, on route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Martin Franklin and Jennie Dow Meek. He was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jessie Sue Bussey Meek; two sons, Major Carl F. Meek, stationed at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, and Dale Meek, at home and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

NOE, Ida (Pratt)

1878-1969

Mrs. Ida Noe, 90, of Portsmouth, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday morning in a Portsmouth hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church at Fort Gay. Burial will be in the Noe Cemetery there. Born November 8, 1878, at Fort Gay route 2, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Lucinda Ball Pratt. Survivors include the husband, John S. Noe, three daughters, Mrs. Homer Christian of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Millard Parsley of Lucasville, OH, and Mrs. Nannie Baker of Atlanta, GA; four sons, S. R. Noe of Kenova, Fred and Niebert Noe, both of Fort Gay and Raymond Noe in Florida; 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, and will be removed to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

PREECE, Evalina (Burchett)

1896-1969

Mrs. Evalina Preece, 72, of Route 5, Louisa, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday in her home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born November 6, 1896, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Maggie Cooper Burchett. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, C. Harvey Preece, two sons, Jerome Preece of Route 3, Louisa, and Jeff Preece, of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Hall of Lexington, KY; four brothers, Oliver Burchett of Oxnard, CA, George Burchett of Los Angeles, CA, Robert Burchett of Route 3, Louisa, and Fulton Burchett of Huntington, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1969

 

RATLIFF, Clifford F.

1906-1969

Clifford F. Ratliff, 62, of Borderland, WV, died March 13, in a Williamson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. March 16, from the Missionary Baptist Church at Chattaroy, of which he was a member with the Rev. Mike Cohart officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff family cemetery on Bromley Ridge. He was born September3, 1906, on Bromley Ridge in Wayne County, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Crabtree Ratliff. He was a retired mine foreman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Delcie Ward Ratliff; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Garver of Dunbar, WV, Mrs. Eureka Kaye Smith of Cleveland, OH, and Miss Blanche Elaine Ratliff at home, a son, Clifford Ratliff, at home, a step son, Clifford Lee Caldwell at Hobart, IN, two sisters, Mrs. Jean B. Sword of Mill Creek, Mrs. Mildred Wilson of Delbarton; two brothers, Ronald G. Ratliff of Wadsworth, OH, and Kenneth Ratliff of Bromley Ridge, six grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Ball Funeral Home of Williamson was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 27, 1969

 

REID, Dolly

1894-1969

Mrs. Dolly Peters Reid, 75, of Martinghouse, Ironton, OH, died Tuesday, in the Lawrence County General Hospital, Ironton, where she had been a patient for the last week. Born in 1894, at Louisa, KY, she was a daughter of the late James B. and Jenny Belle Bartram Peters. Survivors include one brother, James K. Peters, of Strausboro, VA; two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Murffee of Ironton, and Mrs. Taylor Johns, formerly of Louisa, now in residence at Omonda Beach, FL. The body is at the Frank Feuchter Funeral Home in Ironton where friends may call. Private services will be held at the funeral chapel, Thursday (today) with burial in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Big Sandy News, March 20, 1969

 

RICE, Merrill Sherwood

1908-1969

Merrill Sherwood Rice, 60, one of Louisa's prominent and beloved citizens, succumbed early Wednesday morning following a three day illness. He was born June 10, 1908, at Martha, KY, a son of the late Dr. Conrad Baker Rice and Sophia Skaggs Rice, member of pioneer families of that section of Lawrence county. The deceased, president of Big Sandy Publishing Company, attended Greenbrier Military Academy, Morehead and Marshall Universities and the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He was a World War II volunteer, serving as Sergeant, and was given a citation for his expert judgment on heavy artillery. He was a member of W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion and a Kentucky colonel. He was one of Louisa's active business and civic leasers and has served intermittently as councilman since 1952, and was also mayor protem of the city. He was a member of the Louisa Rotary Club, Kentucky Civil War Round Table, chairman of the Lawrence County Library Board, vice president of the Louisa-Fort Gay Civic Baseball League, secretary-treasurer of the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge Company, and a partner of City Loan Company and the Louisa Granite Company.

 

Mr. Rice was a member of the First Christian Church, and Endowment member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the American Amateur Trap Shooting Association and Champion of the State Skeet Shooting in 1949. He was also a life member of the American Ordinance Association, and the Boyd County Skeet Club. The deceased was an authority and collector of Civil War items, guns, and other artillery and widely known for his interest in firearms and Civil War history. He also maintained an extensive library on the Civil War. He is survived by his wife, Curraleen Evans Rice; two sons, Joseph Conrad and Nelson Thomas Rice, at home. Other close survivors, first cousins, Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Louisa, Mrs. Howard Skaggs, Martha, Mrs. Don Litzinger, Westerville, OH, Mr. Sherrill Phillips and Mrs. Benard Pickrell of Tampa, FL. Funeral rites will be conducted from the First Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be made in the Ashland Cemetery. The body will remain at the Curtright Funeral Home until one hour before the services when it will be removed to the church to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

TIER, Nancy (See)

Mrs. Nancy Tier, 80, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Louisa, route 1, died Tuesday, March 4, at Baltimore. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was born on Route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Amanda Miller See. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Madge Hall of Florida, and Pauline of Texas; three sons, Grover Tier of New Jersey and Leonard and Marvin Tier of Baltimore and a sister, Mrs. Peggy Cupp of Blacksburg, VA. Big Sandy News, March 13, 1969

 

YOUNG, James Garfield

1891-1969

James Garfield Young, 77, of Louisa, died Wednesday, February 26, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A son of the late Zack and Amanda Burns Young, he was born at Lickburg August 27, 1891. A retired miner and World War I veteran, he was a Free Will Baptist Church member. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pauline Preston Young, and a brother, Thomas Young of Hernshaw, WV. Pallbearers were James Short, Tony Kirk, Raymond Preston, Thurman Hughes, Arlie Cain and J. J. Jordan. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 6, 1969

 

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ADAMS, Willie M.

1900-1969

Willie M. Adams, 68, of Louisa, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born November 16, 1900, at Webbville, KY, he was a son of the late Reuben F. and Rebecca Ellen Holbrook Adams. He was a retired Steel worker and had resided here for two years. Surviving are one son, Reuben I. Adams, of Roseville, MI; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Kitchen of Route 4, Louisa, and one brother, Leonard Adams of route 1, Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rv. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in the Ru?? Adams Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

BAYES, Rosa (Travis)

1890-1969

Mrs. Rosa Travis Bayes, 78, of Marion, OH formerly of Ashland, KY died at 8 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Homer Gates, in Marion, with whom she resided. Born July 25, 1890, in KY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hester Pack Travis. She moved to Marion from Ashland two years ago. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Thursa Sparks, Plain City, OH; four sons, Mitchell of Charleston, OH, Arnold of Columbus, OH, Willard of Springfield, OH, and Joseph of Kenal, Alaska; a brother, Ora Travis of Charleston; 22 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the 39th Street United Baptist Church of which she was a member, with the Rev. Everett Slone and the Rev. Prater Blair officiating. Burial was in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home and was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral . Mrs. Bayes had many relatives and friends in Lawrence County, among them. Mrs. Blanche Preece, of High Bottom and Mrs. Alka Thompson of Louisa, who are cousins. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

BRYANT, Willie J.

Willie J. Bryant, 51, of Sunbury, OH died Sunday. He was an electrician for the Nestle Co., Sunbury, and formerly owned and operated the Bryant Radio and TV Service. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bryant, two sons, Ronald J. and Donald R. both of Sunbury; several grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Also surviving is the stepmother, Mrs. Thelma Bryant of Webbville, KY. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) from the First Baptist Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. Cecil Norman, officiating. Burial will be in the Sunbury Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Devore Funeral Home, Sunbury. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1969

 

CASTLE, Florence

1882-1969

Mrs. Florence Castle, 92, Ulysses, died Sunday at her home following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home of a son, Nord Castle at Ulysses, with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Charley. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carmine Blevins of Harold, Mrs. Albert and Mrs. Ebb Scarberry, both of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Mary Collier of Garrett; four sons, Carl Castle in California, Nord and Kiell Castle, both of Ulysses and Arlie Castle, of Charley; two brothers, Brooks and Hartford Bell, of Richardson, 46 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1969

 

COMBS, Sandra Kay

1954-1969

Sandra Kay Combs, 14 year old daughter of Kenneth Eugene and Patsy Riffe Combs of Dayton, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, April 7, in a Dayton hospital. Born April 17, 1954, in Dayton, she is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Anthony Combs of Dayton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Combs of Route 4, Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Riffe of Fallsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The deceased was a popular member of the 9th grade at the Wilbur Wright School and an active member of the Methodist Church in Dayton. Big Sandy News, April 17, 1969

 

DAVIS, Arvin, G.

1895-1969

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, March 31, in the First Christian Church for Arvin G. Davis, 74, of 292 Simcox Street. Mr. Davis died Friday, March 29, in the Sara Lee Nursing Home after a long illness. A retired electrician and a native of Paintsville, KY, and a Blaine resident, Mr. Davis went to Wadsworth five years ago from Cleveland where he had lived for 20 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving him are his widow, the former Grace Swetnam, of Blaine, and a son, Jack B. of Wadsworth. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with the Hilliard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1969

 

DIAMOND, Elby

1898-1969

Elby Diamond, 71, of Louisa, died Wednesday, April 16, in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Cupp of Milton, WV officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Born on Louisa, Route 1, February 6, 1898, a son of the late John and Grace Diamond, he was a member of the Christian Church and BPOE Elks 942, of Catlettsburg. He was a welder and millright at Nitro, WV. Surviving are two sons, Elby Diamond, JR. of Huntington and James Diamond of Minford, OH, four brothers, Edgar Diamond, of Milton, WV, Jack Diamond of Louisa and Claude and Ira Lark Diamond of Detroit, a half sister, Mrs. Margaret Goodwin of Ashland and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

GAMBILL, James H.

1885-1969

James H. Gambill, 83, a native, of Martha, Lawrence county, KY, passed away on April 3 at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Wildwood, GA. A son of the late Merideth and Emily Hunter Gambill, of Martha, he was a former teacher, in the Lawrence County school system before going to Hixson, serving as clerk, as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were conducted April 5, from the church, and burial was made in a cemetery at Daisy, TN. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Alice Gambill and Mrs. G. C. O'Niel of Hixson, four nephews and 3 nieces. One niece, Mrs. James L. Wray, resides in Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

MARCUM, Arthur

1892-1969

Arthur Marcum, 76, of Williamson, died Saturday night in a Williamson hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Ball Funeral Home in Williamson with the Rev. Eugene White officiating. Burial was in Mount View Gardens, Huddy, KY. The retired contractor was born November 28, 1892, in Louisa, a son of the late William Marcum and Rosabelle Bowens Marcum. His wife, was the late Rebecca Varney Marcum. He was a member of the Williamson Vienna Church and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Clara Bevins of South Williamson, KY and Mrs. Irene Thomas of Peebles, OH; four brothers, Leonard Marcum and Frank Marcum of Louisa, KY; Boyd Marcum of Wheelersburg, OH and Albert Marcum, Sr., of Virginia Beach, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Wesley and Mrs. Ida Branham of Pinsonfork, KY and Margaret Mounts and Minnie Mounts of Williamson; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1969

 

MARSHALL, Herbert

1878-1969

Herbert Marshall, a resident of 2601 Vance Avenue, Warwood, Wheeling, WV, died Sunday in the Ohio Valley General Hospital, at the age of 90. Born in Shipley, England, October 30, 1878, he was the son of Joseph and Isabelle Bates Marshall. Educated at Leeds University in England, he also served as Headmaster of Harrogate School, England. A Protestant by faith, he was a retired chief Metallurgist for the former Wheeling Steel Corporation. He was a 32nd degree Mason and past Master of Wheeling Lodge No. 5 AF & AM. Survivors include one son, Ronald Marshall, manager of Kentucky Power Company, Big Sandy Plant, who resided at 1424 Lexington Ave., Ashland, KY; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Baxter of Bradford, England; and several nieces and nephews, all of England. His wife, Ellen Rooun Marshall, preceded him in death March 17, 1969.  Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Roger A. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with Lodge No. 5 AF & AM conducting Masonic graveside rites. Big Sandy News, April 24,1 969

 

MOORE, John Milton

1900-1969

John Milton Moore, 63, of Louisa, route 4, died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Trinity United Methodist Church, on route 4, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery there. Born October 22, 1900, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Orson and Luvina Curnutte Moore. He was a retired machinist. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shirley May, of Columbus, OH, seven sons, Lester and Stanley Moore, both of Torrance, CA, Robert, William and Loren Moore, all of Columbus, Walter Moore of Detroit, MI and Victor Moore of Louisa, route 4, two sisters, Mrs. Julia Smith and Mrs. Hattie Deweese, both of Columbus, a brother, Allen Moore of Columbus and 27 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1969

 

MUNCY, James K.

1903-1969

James K. Muncy, 66, of Prichard, WV, formerly of Pikeville, KY, died Thursday, April 3, in a South Williamson, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Justice Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park there. Born January 12, 1903, he was a son of the late Bascom and Elizabeth Shannon Muncy, of Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Muncy, a son, James V. Muncy in Kentucky; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Ison of Pikeville, and two brothers, Victor Muncy of Pottsville, PA and Leroy Muncy of Allentown, PA. Big Sandy News, April 10, 1969

 

NICHOLS, Daisy Marie

1928-1969

Miss Daisy Marie Nichols, 40, of Fort Gay, WV, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital. Born September 10,1928, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of James Emory Nichols and of Rio Grande, OH, and Mrs. Mary Davis Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Cloie Young of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Frank Goff of Rio Grande and Mrs. Gary Smith of Moundsville, OH; and three brothers, William Nichols in California and Clarence and Clyde Nichols, both of Charleston. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the Miller Funeral Home at Gallipolis, OH. Funeral and burial will be conducted in Rio Grande, OH. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1969

 

NORMAN, Belle (Hager)

1884-1969

Mrs. Belle Hager Norman, 86, of Goody, KY, died at 10:15 Tuesday night in a Williamson, WV hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was a sister of Rev. J. C. Hager of Louisa. Her death came on the seventh anniversary of her husband, Fred Norman's death. Mr. Norman was a retired locomotive engineer for the N & W Railway Company. Mrs. Norman was born December 5, 1884, at Patrick, KY, the daughter of the late Rev. B. Frank and Louise Preston Hager. Her parents died while she was quite young and she was reared by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Meade, also of Patrick. She went to Williamson 55 years ago after her marriage to Mr. Norman. She was a charter member of the East Williamson Baptist Church, a member of the Elizabeth Chapter 37, O E S for 49 years, a member of the Williamson Chapter 836, Women of the Moose, Charter member of Althia Lodge of the Lady's Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive, Fireman and Enginemen. Survivors include one brother, Rev. Hager, pastor of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, Louisa. Friends may call at the M. T. Ball Funeral Home, Williamson. Funeral services are tentatively set for Friday afternoon 2 p.m. at the East Williamson Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Williamson. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

PENNINGTON, Jesse

1901-1969

Waverly, OH

Rev. Jesse Pennington, 68, of 114 Lock Street, died Saturday noon at Pike County Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months. He was a member of Mary's Chapel United Baptist Church where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Officiating were Elders Lonnie Murray, Fred Preston and Archie Patrick. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery under direction of the A. H. Boyer and Son Funeral Home. A retired farmer, he was born February 7, 1901, in Carter County, KY. His parents were Floyd and Elizabeth Leadingham Pennington, of Lawrence County. On March 6, 1929, he was married to Gertrude Evans who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Edward, Columbus, William, Waverly, Route 3, Ballard and Jerry, at home, 11 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Denney, Dayton, Mrs. Jean Curry and Mrs. Ida DeGolla, Columbus, Mrs. Virginia Wright, Erie, PA, Mrs. Anna Williams, 504 Rose Drive, Mrs. Jessie Dalton, Circleville, Drive, Mrs. Violet Rigsby, Waverly, Route 1, Mrs. Mary Lock, London, Mrs. Lillian Endicott, Piketon, Route 2, Mrs. Sharon Tarlaton, Dayton, and Mrs. Darlene Pennington, at home; 27 grandchildren, a great grandson, and a brother, William, Circleville. He was predeceased by three children, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News, April 3, 1969

 

SAVAGE, Timothy

1957-1969

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday for 11 year old Timothy Savage, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Savage of Lucas, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who was struck and killed by a car Wednesday, April 16, in Lucas. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol at Mansfield, the boy ran out in front of a vehicle driven by Roy C. Tucker, 53, of Mansfield, on Ohio 39 in front of the Savage home. He was dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital. Services were at the Christian Baptist Church at Salt Petre, WV with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery there, under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Born July 8, 1957, at Louisa, he was a sixth grade student. Additional survivors include two sisters, Theresa and Denise, both at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Grant of Fort Gay, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Savage, of Warner Robins, GA, the maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Webb of Fort Gay and the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ivia Bartram of Lucas. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

THOMAS, Maude (Sturgill)

1892-1969

Mrs. Maude Thomas, 76, of Flat Gap, KY, died Sunday morning in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with the Revs. S. T. Hamilton and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Survivors include a son, John Thomas of Galena, OH, a brother Herbert Sturgill of Louisa, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Julian Vaughn of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Lou Phillips of Red Bush, KY and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, at Paintsville. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

VAUGHAN, Enoch Rector

1870-1969

Funeral services for Enoch Rector Vaughan, 99, route 3, Louisa, probably county's oldest citizen, who died Thursday, April 17, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Cherryville Hospital Church on Route 2, of which he was a charter member by ministers, R. R. Teems and W. D. Curnutte. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery there. Mr. Vaughan was born February 22, 1870, at Georges Creek in Lawrence County, a son of the late William P. and Eleanor Borders Vaughan. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Melberry, Mrs. Rae Sammons, Mrs. Mae Jordan and Mrs. Ethel Sammons, all of Route 2, Louisa, 40 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren, and 24 great-great grandchildren. His wife, Elsie Bartlett Vaughan, preceded him in death in 1956. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, April 24, 1969

 

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ADKINS, Nellie (Wright)

1893-1969

Mrs. Nellie Wright Adkins, 76, of Webbville, died Sunday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Interment was in Wright Cemetery on Little Catt Creek. A daughter of the late Ervin and Mary Holbrook Wright, she was born on Route 4, Louisa, (East Fork), January 4, 1893. Her husband, Frank Adkins, died in 1955. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Browning of Catlettsburg, KY and Mrs. Mary Castle of Webbville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

BATES, George Ray

A 48 year old Grove City man died early Saturday, May 24, after being struck by a car i front of Grove City Inn, 4269 Harrisburg Pike. Deputies said George Ray Bates, Jr. formerly of Louisa, was dead on arrival at Mt. Carmel Hospital shortly before 1 a.m. Deputies said Bates suffered head and internal injuries when struck by a car north bound on Harrisburg Pike, traveling at a speed estimated at 50 to 55 miles an hour. They said the car was driven by Jack Bradley VanHorn, 17, of 303 Windy Lane, Grove City. The Jackson Twp. emergency squad took Bates to the hospital. Deputies said it appeared Bates had stepped  into the path of VanHorn's car. A companion of Bates, identified as Ronald Kitchen, was unsuccessful as he tried to pull Bates from the roadway, deputies said. No charges had been made in the incident Saturday and Sheriff's Sgt. Ralph Capoziella, was continuing the investigation, according to information released by the Columbus Dispatch. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Cherokee Baptist church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Rube Adams Cemetery on Route 1, Webbville, KY. A building construction worker, he was a son of George and Nora Holbrook Bates. He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Lewis Bentley of Columbus, Mrs. George Caldwell of Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Edgar Houck of Grove City, Mrs. Clarence Kitchen, of Lynworth, OH, and Mrs. Millard Francis of Los Angeles, CA; and three brothers, Roscoe Bates, Grove City, Estill and David Bates, of Columbus. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1969

 

BISHOP, George Custer

1889-1969

Rev. George Custer Bishop, 79, of Webbville, KY, route 1, died Friday morning at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Webb Chapel with the Rev. Acie Adams and the Rev. Harmon officiating. Interment was made in Bishop Cemetery near Webbville. Born May 18, 1889, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late George and Nancy Bowling Bishop. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Crabtree Bishop, a daughter, Mrs. Dan Wilks of Webbville, route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Ramey of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Mary Cornell of Ashland; two brothers, Phillip Bishop of Columbus and Frank Bishop of Buchanan, OH; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral home and was taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1969

 

BURGESS, Nancy Jane

1874-1969

Miss Nancy Jane (Bertie) Burgess, 94, died Thursday morning, May 1, at her home on Route 2, Louisa, after an extended illness. Born September 21, 1874, at Route 2, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Nancy Ellen Ratliff Burgess. She retired as postmaster at Georges Creek after 41 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with minister Edgar Preston, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1969

 

CALDWELL, Barbara Jean

1935-1969

Mrs. Barbara Jean Caldwell, 33, of 59 East 31st Street, Claremont, IN died Monday at her home. A music teacher and member of the Methodist Church, she was born March 26, 1935, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Edgil K. and Gwendolyn Moore Hall. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

CRUM, Maud (Wellman)

1903-1969

Mrs. Maud Wellman Crum, 66, of 218 8th Ave., Huntington, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 10, 1903, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Ira and Lillian Caperton Wellman. She was reared in Louisa and after her marriage to Edward L. Crum, who died six months ago, lived in Fort Gay until 11 years ago, when they moved to Ft. Lauderdale. She had moved to Huntington, three weeks ago. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Mullens of Ft. Myers, FL, and Mrs. Virginia Brammell and Mrs. E. B. ?? with whom she was making her home temporarily, both of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Round of Bovina, TX and Mrs. William Smith of Coalwood, WV and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1969

 

DANIEL, Homer Clyde

1908-1969

Homer Clyde Daniel, 61, of Van Lear, KY, died Friday, May 24, in a Paintsville hospital. Mr. Daniel was widely known in Eastern Kentucky through his association in newspaper and job printing. He was owner and operator of Commercial Printing Co., at Paintsville. Born at Paintsville, March 28, 1908, he was a son of the late William M. and Nancy Salyers Daniel. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Irene Meek Daniel, whom he married in 1936; two sons, William C. Daniel of Paintsville and John Daniel of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Burns of Van Lear, and three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Southers and Mrs. Nora Dehart of Ashland, and Mrs. Evelyn Staten of Lutherville, MD. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1969

 

DOOLEY, Bertha M. (Edwards)

1893-1969

Mrs. Bertha M. Dooley, 76, of Mechanicsburg, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday night at Mechanicsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Free Will Baptist Church at Charley, KY, with the Rev. Bird Webb and the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery near there. Born May 4, 1893, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Scarberry Edwards. She was the widow of Harrison Dooley who died in 1960. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Nellie Young of Cable, OH, Mrs. Sadie Hayes of Woodstock, OH and Mrs. Jane Tyree of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Bertha Gibson of Dublin, OH, five sons, Dewey Dooley of Irwin, OH, Asa Dooley, of Urbana, OH, Albert and Allie Dooley, both of Springfield, OH, and Hansford Dooley of New Carlisle, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Vanhoose of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Gracie Frost of Irwin, and Mrs. Beulah Patzel of Milford Center, OH, two brothers, Allie Edwards of Columbus and Henderson Edwards of Ulysses, KY and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The body was returned to the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken tot he church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

EDWARDS, Carl Logan

1926-1969

Carl Logan Edwards, 42, of Blaine, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday en route to a Louisa hospital. He was born November 1, 1926, at Blaine, a son of the late Meridith and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Cemetery by the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Salyer, and Mrs. Lisa Ferguson, both of Blaine, Mrs. Sarah Moore of Charleston and Mrs. Lieta Stevens of Columbus, OH; 8 brothers, Okie, Albert, Charlie, Earl Edwards, all of route 1, Ashland, John of Blaine, Ova B. of Blaine, Walters Edwards of Rush, KY and Hurston Edwards of Sidney, OH. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

EDWARDS, Roy

1903-1969

Roy Edwards, 65, of Pikeville, KY, died Tuesday morning at his home following an extended illness. Born July 20, 1903, in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ward Edwards Spencer of Louisa and the late Joe E. Edwards. He was employed for 23 years with the Kentucky Department of Highways, and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church at Yeager, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday on Robinson Creek and burial will be in Johnson Memorial Gardens in Pike County. Survivors, other than the widow, Mrs. Mary Fields Edwards; six brothers, Oscar, Junior and Lester Edwards, all of Louisa, Gilbert Edwards of Portsmouth, OH, Warren Edwards of Franklin, OH, and Romey Edwards with the Air Force in Las Vegas, NV, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Richards of Tacoma Park, MD. The body was removed to the residence from the Baker Funeral Home where it will remain until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1969

 

ESTEP, Robert Lee

1900-1969

Robert Lee Estep, 68, of Louisa, route 3, died Thursday, May 22, in a Louisa hospital following a 2 day illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Carter Chapel Church on Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery there. Born at Hamlin, WV, July 29, 1900, he was a farmer and son of the late Nancien D. and Mary Bentley Estep. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nora Mae Ballenger Estep; five daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Collinsworth of Cleveland, Mrs. Beatrice Watson of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Loraine McGhee and Mrs. Gladys Tate of Oklahama City, OK and Mrs. Rosemary McClum of Los Angeles, CA; a son, Eddie Lee Estep of Guthrie, OK and a brother, Joe Estep of Salt Rock, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral home and was taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1969

 

EVANS, Conn G.

1898-1969

Conn G. Evans, 71, Springfield, OH, passed away at a hospital there Tuesday at 1 a.m. A son of the late James H. and Ora Bell Evans, he was born October 14, 1898, near Martha, KY. He resided in Springfield for the past 25 years. A retired citizen at the time of death, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evans, the former, Luda Dobyns, sister of Russell Dobyns, Louisa, and Port Dobyns, Martha; one daughter, Miss Lotta Mae Evans, at home; one sister, Mrs. Addie Sagraves of Martha. The body will arrive at the Young Funeral Home sometime Friday and funeral services will be conducted from the Chapel at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Dobyns Cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1969

 

GRIFFITH, Jenny

1869-1969

Mrs. Jenny Griffith, 99, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Cherokee, KY, died Saturday at her home following an extended illness. Born May 20, 1869, she was a daughter of the late James and Nancy Wellman Poe. Her husband was the late Elisha Griffith. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cherokee United Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery there. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Arthur, Mrs. Julia Ruschel, and Mrs. Nora Hylton, all of Columbus; a son, Warnie Griffith of Cherokee, and 11 grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

HAYES, Donald K.

1914-1969

Donald K. Hayes, 54, of Caldwell Road, route 3, Lucasville, OH died Tuesday at 2:02 a. m. at Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, after an extended illness. He was born August 5, 1914, at Mattie, a son of Zeal and Bessie Johnson Hayes. He was a guard at Ohio State Penitentiary. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Interment will be in the Hayes Cemetery, Adams, KY. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Beatrice Maxie Hayes, one daughter, Connie Hayes, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Epp Wright, Lucasville, Mrs. James E. Moore and Mrs. Ralph Ramfield, both of Columbus, one brother, Paul E. Hayes of Adams. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

HINKLE, James Randolph

1912-1969

James Randolph Hinkle, 57, Lexington, died Sunday at his home. A former Lawrence County school teacher, he was a contractor and was supervising the housing project under construction at Paintsville. Born January 22, 1912, at Richardson, he was a son of the late James W. and Leona Gunnell Hinkle. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the St. Michael Episcopal Church, Lexington and burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Goldie Ealey Hinkle; a daughter, Mrs. Judith Ann Hellard; a son, James R. Hinkle, Jr., all of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Hope Watson of Columbus; and 2 grandsons. The body was at the W. R. Milward Mortuary Southland. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1969

 

HUDSON, Nancy (Hayes)

1879-1969

Mrs. Nancy Hayes Hudson, 88, of Louisa, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 6, 1881, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Corilda Berry Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, a retired U. S. Postal employee in 1957, also a son, Carl Hudson, in 1954. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include a son, Theodore Hudson of Ashland, KY; a brother, Lee Hayes, of Louisa; two grandchildren; a step grandchild, and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News. May  22, 1969

 

KITTS, Cuzzie (Robertson)

1879-1969

Mrs. Cuzzie Kitts, 95, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday May 19, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, from the Oak Grove Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. Grant Raines officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paddle Creek, Fort Gay route 2. Born March 4, 1879, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late William and Nancy Smith Robertson. She was the widow of Harvey Kitts. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nona Robinson of Fort Gay, Mrs. George Potter of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Mary Webb of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Garnett Stock of Ocala, FL; five sons, Arthur, Wayne and Chester Kitts, all of Fort Gay, Hence, and Harvey Kitts, Jr., both of Mansfield,; 59 grandchildren and 150 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1969

 

MAYNARD, Frank

1884-1969

Frank Maynard, 84, Glenhayes, WV, died Wednesday May 7, at his home after a long illness. A farmer, he was born September 14, 1884, at Clifford, a son of the late Louisa and Polly Ann Sammons Maynard. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Riva Wallace Maynard, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Puskas, Allen Park, MI, Mrs. James Carter of Detroit, and Mrs. Betty Wheatley of Renulus, MI, 8 sons, Ray of Kenova, Okey of Lynchburg, VA, Claude and Jack of Glenhayes, Wallace of Roseville, MI, Billy of Columbus, Bobby of Detroit, and Danny Maynard, Wheelersburg, OH; a stepson, Irson Wallace of St. Albans, WV; one sister, Mrs. Jarrett Hammonds of Louisa; a brother, Daniel Maynard of Clifford, 27 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

MORRIS, Eulah (Bowen)

1900-1969

Mrs. Eulah M. Morris, 68, of 319 1/2 Watkins St., Catlettsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, April 19, in Stanton, KY, while visiting her mother. Born December 3, 1900, in Bowen, KY, she was a daughter of Minnie Fulkener Bowen and the late Billy Bowen. Her husband, Robert M. Morris, preceded her in death in 1968. A Catlettsburg resident for 20 years, Mrs. Morris was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Hassan Dwight Morris of Phoenix, AZ, Buddy Gene Morris of Portsmouth, Bobby Gordon Morris of Catlettsburg, and Donald Phillip Morris of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, Mary 1, 1969

 

POTTER, Martin

1925-1969

Martin Potter, Jr., 43, of Arlington Heights, IL, formerly of Lawrence County, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8. He was born November 4, 1925 at Catalpa, a son of Mrs. Ethel Sword Potter and the late Martin Potter. He was a veteran of World War II and was associated with Pure Oil Company in the Chicago suburb. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Catalpa. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Cora Little Potter, his mother, three daughters, Patricia, Della and Deborah, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Roberta Schwartz, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mildred Ryan, Lexington, and Mrs. Edith Redding of London, OH; two brothers, Homer of Columbus and Creed Potter of Vermillion, OH. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

ROSE, Stacy Marie

1969-1969

Stacy Marie Rose, infant daughter of Steven Darrell and Judy West Rose, died recently in a Columbus hospital. The granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rose and Mr. and Mrs. Leon West, also the great granddaughter of Mrs. Fannie Moore of Louisa. Burial was in a Junction City, OH cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Urnich Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1969

 

SKAGGS, John M.

1901-1969

John M. Skaggs, 68, of Cordell, died Wednesday night April 30, in a Louisa hospital. Born December 31, 1901 at Red Bush, he was a son of the late Cornelius and Carrie Osborne Skaggs. He was a retired farmer and  pipe fitter. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Pearlie Ferguson Skaggs, two sons, Hobart Skaggs of West Jefferson, OH and Homer Skaggs of Hilliard, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Lexie Skaggs and Mrs. Bessie Mulllins, both of Red Bush, Mrs. Esta Wright of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dixie Pennington of Hodgenville; four brothers, Calvin Skaggs of Wilbur, Mitchell Skaggs of Cordell, Harrison Skaggs of Columbus and Homer Skaggs of Louisville; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the home with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home Thursday. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1969

 

SPENCER, John T.

1917-1969

John T. Spencer, Jr., 51, of 305 W. 9th Street, Huntington, WV, died Monday in a Lexington, KY hospital. Born December 3, 1917, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the Rev. John T. and Otha Berry Spencer. An employee of the Union Concrete Pipe Co., Kenova, he was a veteran of World War II. He was a prisoner of war six months and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church near Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Freda Stephenson Spencer; three stepsons, John E. Nolan at home, and Alfred L. Nolan and Billy Edmonds, of Huntington; two step daughters, Miss Phyllis Nolan at home and Mrs. Fred Morgan of Proctorville, three sisters, Mrs. Gentry Belcher of Fort Gay, Miss Audrey Spencer of Huntington and Mrs. Arthur Cobum, Long Island, NY, a brother, Leslie Spencer of Richmond, VA; and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1969

 

TABOR, Ira George

1890-1969

Ira George Tabor, Sr., 79, of route 2 , Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital following a brief illness. Born January 30, 1890, in Boyd County, KY, he was a son of the late Adolphus and Alice Cornwell Tabor. He was a retired C & O Railway employee and was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and the Masonic Order. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Fairchild Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maggie Tabor, a daughter Mrs. Mary Niemeyer of Cleveland, OH, six sons, Arthur, George, Chester and Harry Tabor, all of Cleveland, Jay Tabor of Ashland, KY and Ira Tabor, Jr., of Dallas, TX and a sister, Miss Laura Tabor and two brothers, Roscoe and Harry Tabor, all of Lockwood, KY; 20 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1969

 

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BEAN, Nellie (Frasure)

1892-1969

Mrs. Nellie Bean, 77, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died Thursday morning May 29, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Shiloh United Methodist Church at Prichard route 1, with the Rev. Willard R?? officiating, Burial was in Bean Cemetery at Prichard, route 2. Born February 16, 1892, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Elizabeth Walker Frasure. She was the widow of Henry Bean who died in 1962. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Homer Maynard of Prichard route 1, Mrs. Charles Hooser of Gainesville, FL and Misses Hattie and Eva Bean, both of Barberton, OH; two sons, Harold and John Bean both of Prichard route 1, two sisters. Mrs. Hattie Smith in North Carolina and Mrs. Virginia Stoddard of Lowell, MI; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of a son, Harold Bean, at Prichard route 1, Saturday where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, June 5, 1969

 

BORDERS, Roscoe

1893-1969

Roscoe Borders, 75, Ulysses, died early Wednesday morning June 11, in a Huntington hospital, after a long illness. Born July 9,1893, he was a son of the late Mike and Alice Pigg Borders. A retired miner, he was also a deacon in the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church and was Sunday School superintendent there. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James Arthur Hayes officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Nora Young Borders, three daughters, Mrs. James L. Bailey and Mrs. Robert Brown, of Columbus and Mrs. Ward Patton of Huntington; two sons, Everett Borders of Ulysses and Bernard Borders of Newark, OH; one sister, Mrs. Walter Castle of Ulysses and a brother, Charley Borders of Ulysses, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, June 19, 1969

 

CHURCH, Chilt

1884-1969

Chilt Church, 84, of Lowmansville, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born November 15, 1884, at Lowmansville, he was a son of the late Harvey and Lou Ann Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Lowe Church, two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Bryant and Mrs. Herman Young, both of Berlin Heights, OH; five sons, Jesse Church of Berlin Heights, Lundie and Orville Church both of Urbana, OH, Proctor Church of Sandusky, OH, and Kerman Church of Lowmansville, a sister, Mrs. Jettie Moore of Waverly, OH; three brothers, Dewey Church of Waverly, Worth Church of Berlin Heights, and Lonza Church of Lowmansville; 36 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Hanna's Cemetery at Lowmansville. Funeral services were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

DAVIDSON, Clara

1879-1969

Mrs. Clara Davidson, 89, of Louisa, died Monday night in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Church of Christ at Chayles, Perry County, KY, with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery there. Born June 22, 1879, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Polly Combs Gamble. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jess Young of Harrodsburg, KY and Mrs. Ida Roberts, Riviera Beach, FL ; five sons, Scott Davidson of Louisa, Robert Davidson of Cleveland, OH, Jack Davidson of Hazard, KY, Earl Davidson of Middletown, OH and Alex Davidson of Hamilton, OH; 53 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church Friday morning. Big Sandy News, June 19, 1969

 

FLETCHER, John

1908-1969

John Fletcher, 61, route 1, Louisa, died at his home at 10:45 a.m. Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Born April 2, 1908, he was a son of the late James and Mary Thompson Fletcher. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lorene Rogers Fletcher, one son, Samuel Fletcher, at home; six step daughters, Mrs. Walter Hatfield of Gilbert, WV, Mrs. Tom Bennett of San Jose, CA, Mrs. George Kovich of Bedford Heights, OH, Mrs. Ray Ferren of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mrs. Charles Porter of Barnabus, WV and Mrs. Hugh Weymouth of Lake Tahoe, CA, one stepson, Mart Browning of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Mrs. Jane Curry of Columbus, OH and two brothers, Andrew and Ira Fletcher of Sarah Ann, WV. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1969

 

GRIFFITH, Clifford L.

1905-1969

Clifford L. (Tip) Griffith, 63, of Charley, KY, died Monday night in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Millard VanHoose and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery at Louisa, route 1. Born November 3, 1905, at Charley, he was a son of the late Chilton and Charlotte Austin Griffith. A veteran of World War II, he was a butcher and a carpenter. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Edgell Miller of Man, WV, a brother, Frank Griffith of Charley, and two nieces. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 19, 1969

 

MAYNARD, Jay

1894-1969

Jay Maynard, 75, of Louisa, route 5, was dead on arrival Tuesday afternoon, June 3, at a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcum officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. A retired farmer, he was born February 27, 1894, on route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Florence Fitzpatrick Maynard. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Enid Kidd Maynard; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Brooks of Columbus, OH, five sons, Charles E. Maynard, of Mansfield, OH, Carroll and Calvin D. Maynard, both of Columbus, Lucien W. Maynard of Route 5, and Ronnie Maynard of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Sammons of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Taylor Hammond of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Beulah Dangess of Columbus; two brothers, Wayne and Charley Maynard both of route 5, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1969

 

MEEK, Ray B.

1924-1969

Ray B. Meek, 45, Columbus, OH, a former Boyd County resident, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Born April 9, 1924, in Catlettsburg, he was a son of Ray M. and Caroline Burns Meek of Catlettsburg and Louisa. Mr. Meek had resided in Columbus for the past 15 years and was a research engineer for the North American Aviation Co. He attended Centre College, received his bachelor's degree from Marshall University and his master's from Western Reserve University. A navigator in World War II, Mr. Meek was a Unitarian and a past president of the Columbus Toastmaster Club. Others surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Faye Ross Meek; a daughter, Miss Caroline Rebecca Meek, at home, and a brother, David Meek of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Memorial services were conducted at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. O. P. Smith officiating. Friends were requested to omit flowers and contribute memorial offering to the Catlettsburg High School Library. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

MOORE, Mary (Taylor)

1876-1969

Mrs. Mary Moore, 93, of Pilgrim, KY, mother of Rebecca Blackburn, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, June 19, in a South Williamson hospital. Born March 24, 1876, in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Rebecca Fields Taylor. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Sampson Moore, preceded her in death in 1946. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Revs. Arthur, Jim and Tom Preece officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Big Branch at Pilgrim. Also surviving are four sons, Amos Moore of Waverly, OH, Willard and Hiawatha Moore of Pilgrim and Sampson Moore of Lenore, WV, four other daughters, Mrs. Minnie Politino of Chatteroy, WV, Mrs. Edna Russell of Pilgrim, Mrs. Fannie Brown of Warfield, and Mrs. Ollie Stacy of Crum, WV; a brother, John Taylor of Lovely, KY; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Moore of Pilgrim and 65 grandchildren. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

RICHARDS, Jiles Emmit

1905-1969

Jiles Emmit Richards, 63, of Takoma Park, MD died Tuesday morning in a Washington, D. C. hospital after an illness of about 5 years. An electrician in a large bank building in Washington, he was born July 3, 1905, in Logan County, WV. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Four Squares Church, Washington, D. C. Additional funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin of Auxier, KY officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma Edwards Richards; four daughters, Mrs. Roberta Bevins and Peggy Jo Sliger, both of Hiatsville, MD, Eloise of Brentwood, MD, and Mary Lou of Riverdale, MD; three sons, Paul Richards of Takoma Park, Jiles Richards with the U. S. Army in Korea, and Alton Richards, who has just returned from Vietnam, now stationed in Quantico, VA. Marine Base; one sister, Mrs. Fonnie Wilson of Chapmansville, WV; 4 brothers, Ora Richards, Henlawson, WV, James A. Richards of Doylestown, PA, Ibe Richards, Peach Creek, WV, and Ash Richards of Chapmansville and 12 grandchildren. He was a son in law of Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer of Louisa. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Thursday (today). The Takoma Funeral Home was in charge of services in Washington. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1969

 

ROBERTS, John Borders

1922-1969

John Borders Roberts, 47, Mansfield, OH formerly of Blaine and Louisa, KY, died Friday at his home of an apparent heart attack. A son of Mrs. Ora Fraley Roberts of Blaine and the late Benson Roberts, he was born at Blaine, May 15,1 922. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Perry Roberts; two daughters, Misses Judy and Arinette Roberts, at home; two sons, Bill Roberts and Robin Roberts, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kitchen of Oklahoma and two brothers, Allen Roberts of Blaine and Jack Roberts of Columbus. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

SMITH, Paul

1923-1969

Paul Smith, 46, of Lowmansville, KY, died Wednesday night, June 18, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with Dr. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial was in East Ashland Memory Gardens at Ashland, KY, following Masonic services. Born November 5,1 923, at Prichard, WV, he was a son of Charles T. and Erie Lakin Smith of Prichard. A former postmaster at Lowmansville, he was a member of Lodge ??? F & AM at Chandlersville, KY. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pearl Chandler Smith, two sisters, Mrs. James Gilkerson of Prichard and Miss Pauline Smith of Huntington and a brother, Hooper T. Smith of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

TERRY, Emma Elizabeth (Collier)

1873-1969

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Terry, 95, of Louisa, route 1, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Terry cemetery, Louisa, route 1. Born August 10, 1873, in Scott County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Commodore and Mary Easterling Collier. Her husband was Henry Terry who died in 1951. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Esta Runyon of Mariposa, CA, Mrs. Clarence Christian of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Ralph Dyer of Tucson, AZ, and Mrs. G. C. Beyer of Pasadena, CA, three sons, Hubert Terry of Minneapolis, MN, Luther Terry of Louisa route 1, and Charles Terry of Tampa, FL; a brother, C. C. Collier of Portsmouth, OH; 37 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 12, 1969

 

WILLIAMSON, Lucille

1921-1969

Miss Lucille Williamson, 50, of Route 2, Louisa, died Sunday morning at her home. She was a daughter of Mrs. Jennie Williamson, who survives and the late William Williamson. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dixon of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Nannie Handshaw of Columbus, and Mrs. Daisy Lemaster of Detroit; and five brothers, James and Walter Williamson of Columbus, Charlie Williamson of Toler, KY, John Williamson of Chillicothe, OH and Lawrence Williamson at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church on route 2, Louisa, where she was a member, with the Rev. Gordon Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery there. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 5, 1969

 

YOUNG, Victor

1905-1969

Victor Young, 64, formerly of Lawrence County, died June 11, at his home in Grayling, MI after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born December 5, 1905, at Webbville, he was a son of the late Richard F. and Kathy Roberts Young. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Surviving are the widow, Mary Jane Whitt Young, a son, Jack Richard Young, of Port Sanilac, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Hubert Saunders, Mrs. Floyd Nance and Miss Wanda Young, all of Columbus; a brother, Ray Young of Columbus, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1969

 

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AKERS, Georgia (Michaels)

1890-1969

Mrs. Georgia Akers, 78, of Riviera Beach, FL formerly of Kenova, WV, who died Wednesday July 2, in a West Palm Beach, FL hospital was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery on WV 75 near Kenova following funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The widow of Jerome Akers, a former Kenova postmaster, Mrs. Akers was employed in the alterations department of The Smart Shop in Huntington until she retired in 1955 and moved to Florida. She was born September 11, 1890, at Buchanan, KY, a daughter of the late Harvey and Iona Brumfield Michaels, She was a member of the Lake Park (FL) Baptist Church and Kenova Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Kirk of Ceredo and Mrs. Kathleen Marcum of Riviera Beach; a son, Kenneth J. Akers of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. Bertie McKinley of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Anna Hixon of Ashland, four brothers, Denver and Walter Michaels of Prichard, WV, William B. Michaels of Fort Gay and Charles Michaels of Roanoke, VA and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1969

 

BOOTH, Emma (Pope)

1889-1969

Mrs. Emma Booth, 79, of Fort Gay, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, after a long illness. She was born August 16, 1889 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late James and Katherine Spurlock Pope. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ed Kearns, Fort Gay, Mrs. Eugene Artrip of Medina, OH, and Mrs. Ray Pinson of Roanoke, VA; one son, Millard Fluty of Catlettsburg, one sister, Mrs. Jessie Phillips of Lobata, WV; one brother, John Pope of Tangerine, FL; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

COLLINS, Roger Lee

The second victim of a motorcycle accident Thomas Richard Thompson, 16, of Fort Gay, WV died Monday evening in a Huntington hospital. His companion, Roger Lee Collins, was dead on arrival at the same hospital on Thursday, July 17. The accident occurred when the motorcycle the boys were riding and a pickup truck collided headon on Mill Creek Road near Fort Gay. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Thompson, suffered multiple fractures of one leg and was badly injured otherwise. Collins, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Collins, Fort Gay, suffered a fractured skull and jaw and both legs were crushed, according to hospital attaches. West Virginia troopers were reported saying the 1968 model pickup driven by 63 year old Rev. O.W. Kearns, of nearby Glenhayes, was headed north toward Fort Gay. the southbound motorcycle swerved just before impact and crashed sideways into the front of the truck with the machine jamming underneath the front wheels and engine.

 

James Scarberry, owner of Scarberry Ambulance Service of Louisa, was quoted saying the victims were lying on the roadway in front of the truck when he arrived. The Collins youth was unconscious and young Thompson was complaining of pain in his legs. Doctors at Riverview Hospital reported the two were given emergency treatment for about 30 minutes before they were transferred to Huntington. State police said the Rev. Mr. Kearns apparently escaped injury although the truck was damaged. Troopers also noted that neither vehicle apparently was traveling in excess of the speed limit, but added that the road is not posted and the 55 mile per hour limit would be hazardous on the narrow route. As far as could be determined, state police said, Roger Collins was operating the motorcycle, which reportedly was bought 13 days prior to the mishap. Officers added that the youth' s inexperience on the machine may have been a factor in the crash.

 

The Only piece of protective equipment at the scene, according to reports, was a motorcycle helmet believed to have been worn by the Thompson youth. Troopers said another motorcyclist was riding his machine along with the mishap. He was identified as Delbert Hardwick, 16, of Fort Gay. Five other persons witnessed the crash, including two youths on a third motorcycle well behind the other two, and three boys walking along the road. It was the ninth and tenth traffic fatalities in Wayne County this year. Funeral services for Collins were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Wilson Chapel route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home, with services under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Surviving, other than the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Betty Webb of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Ruth Maynard of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Faye Michaels of Fort Gay, two brothers, Ted Cyrus of Fort Gay and Robert Collins, at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Collins of Cove Gap, WV. Rev. Isaac, who officiated at the Collins funeral, said both boys were among the 180 converts at a protracted meeting he and other ministers held last year at the Wilson Chapel on Mill Creek. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

DAVIS, Fannie (Jordan)

1882-1969

Mrs. Fannie Jordan Davis, 86, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. A member of the Baptist Church, she was bor August 11, 1882, at Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Jarrell Jordan. Survivors include a nephew, Harry Jordan of Louisa, three nieces and a stepson, Marshall Dixon of Catlettsburg, with whom she made her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Davis, in 1958. Big Sandy News, July 17, 1969

 

FERGUSON, Fern Coteen (Boggs)

1924-1969

Mrs. Fern Coteen Ferguson, 44, of Blaine, KY, died Saturday night in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church at Martha, with Elmer Burchwell and Emory Ferguson ministers, officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Born July 26, 11924, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late Hannibal and Cora Florence Boggs. Survivors include the husband, Harris Ferguson, a daughter, Miss Linda Kay Ferguson at home; six sons, Ronald Griffith, Billie, Evan, and Jerry Ferguson, Springfield, OH, Kennedy, Bobby and Harold Ferguson at home; four sisters, Mrs. Clifford Baker of Burnsville, WV, Mrs. Arbie Kelley of Blaine, Mrs. Bernard Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH and Mrs. Bill Pickrell of Catlettsburg, KY; three brothers, Delbert Boggs of Blaine, Russell Boggs of Ashcamp, KY, and Beecher Boggs in Colorado and a grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

HINKLE, George Washington

1884-1969

George Washington Hinkle, 84, of Fort Gay route 2, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Webb (WV) Community Church, Crum, route 1, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery there. Born November 8, 1884, in Kentucky, he was a son of the late James and Sarah Hess Hinkle. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mamie Hobbs Hinkle, two daughters, Miss Louetta Hinkle, at home, and Mrs. Bill Blackburn of Columbus, OH; three sons, Earl Hinkle of Orville, OH, Paul Hinkle of Rittman, OH, and Jerome Hinkle of Lorton, VA; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Rice of Ashland and Mrs. Martha White of Varney, VA; and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1969

 

JOHNSON, Andrew

1916-1969

Andrew Johnson, 58, of Switzer, WV, died Sunday in a Saint Mary's Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Johnson Funeral Home at Switzer with Rev. Ralph Mitchell, Denver Stephenson and Wayne Damron, ministers, officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery at ?? eek's Mill. Born November 24, 1916 at Webbville, KY, he was a son of the late Elliott and Sarah Berry Johnson. A retired miner, he was a member of Local 9878, United Mine Workers of America. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Lodge 89, F & AM at Logan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Meril Copen Johnson a son, Melvin Johnson in Florida; six brothers, Austin Johnson of Louisa, Wayne and Hamer Johnson of West Virginia, John Johnson of Florida, Thomas Johnson of Johnstown, OH, and Don Johnson of Huntington, and three sisters, Mrs. Della Dingos of Logan, Mrs. Elizabeth Pennington and Mrs. Martha Fyffe of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

JORDAN, Lou Nettie (Bellomy)

1891-1969

Mrs. Lou Nettie Jordan, 77, of Fort Gay route 1, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay route 1, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Born July 25, 1891, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Nanny Perry Bellomy. She was the widow of James Jordan who died in 1948. Survivors include two brothers, Miles Bellomy of Fort Gay route 1, and Arnold Bellomy of Wadsworth, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1969

 

LIMINGS, Jarrett

1871-1969

Jarrett Limings, 97, of Baltimore, OH, formerly of Blaine, KY, died Monday June  30 following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, 10:30 a.m. from the Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery there. Born October 3, 1871, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Limings. Survivors include two daughters and seven sons. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1969

 

PACK, Elector (Gillispie)

1891-1969

Mrs. Elector Pack, 77, of Louisa, route 5, died Saturday night in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Friendship United Baptist Church, Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcus officiating. Burial was in Pack Cemetery. Born September 2, 1891, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Roxie Ross Gillispie. Survivors include the husband, Charlie Pack, three daughters, Mrs. Eva Endicott, Mrs. Zella McConaha and Mrs. Ellen Fitch, all of Columbus, OH; six sons, Dewey, Charlie, Auxier and Elmer Pack, all of route 5, Louisa; Ervin Pack of Flatwoods, KY, and Glendon Pack of Columbus; two brothers, Thomas Gillispie of Grundy, VA and Lucian Gillispie of Ironton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Williams of Columbus, Mrs. Claire Smith of Wayne, WV and Mrs. Zella Preston of Ferguson, WV and 50 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home of a son, Dewey Pack, on route 5, and was removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1969

 

RAINES, Wayne Bromley

1913-1969

The Rev. Wayne Bromley Raines, 55, of Kenova, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bartram Chapel Church at Fort Gay route 2,with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery there. Born August 5, 1913, he was a son of Charles E. Raines of Fort Gay route 2, and the late Rebecca Lynch Raines. He was a minister of the Baptist Church and was a member of Lodge 66 F &AM at Fort Gay. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Prichard, WV, Mrs. bernard Henley and Miss Connie Raines, of New Philadelphia, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Don Young of Akron, OH, Mrs. Marion Collins of Huntington, Mrs. Henry Jackson and Mar. Mack Comer, of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Rittman, OH; two brothers, Jack Raines of Huntington and the Rev. Grant Raines of Fort Gay route 2 and four grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1969

 

ROBERTSON, Belle (Damron)

1889-1969

Mrs. Belle Damron Robertson, 79, of Fort Gay route 1, died Tuesday, July 1, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rv. Ruye Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery at Fort Gay route 1. Born November 18, 1889, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Rubia and Emma Crum Damron. Survivors include a son, Curtis Williamson, of Warren, MI; three sisters, Mrs. A. R. Stepp of Williamson and Mrs. Floyd Thompson of Lakin; a brother Moss Damron of Fort Gay, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 10. 1969

 

SAMMONS, Frank

1906-1969

Frank Sammons, 62, of route 5, Louisa, died Sunday morning in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Concord United Baptist Church, Louisa route 5, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Avery Preece and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Martin Sammons Cemetery there. Born December 8,1906, on route 5, Louisa, he was a son of the late Martin L. and Nancy Williamson Sammons. He was a retired miner and farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Delphia Salmons Sammons; a son, Charles Sammons at home, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Trent and Mrs. Grace Lampert of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Jesse Branham of route 2 Fort Gay; and three brothers, Pearl Sammons of Lobata, WV, Luther Sammons of Portland, OR and James Sammons of San Francisco, CA. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home Tuesday and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1969

 

SEE, Shannon

Shannon See, 60, Washington Court House, OH, a native of Louisa, died Thursday, June 26, in a Columbus hospital after a long illness. Born in Louisa, he was a son of the late F. M. and Tenny Shannon See. Mr. See was a retired farmer and a former employee of the Leach Refineries of Ashland Oil & Refining Co. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home at Washington Court House and burial was in New Holland, OH cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Leetta Vanhorn See, three sons, William F., Benny Ray and Michael See, all of Long Beach, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Claude Hayes and Mrs. Newton Conley, both of Ashland and Miss Madge See of Columbus; two brothers, Ira T. See of Lake Wales, FL and Charles S. See of Detroit, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1969

 

SHANNON, Myrtle

Mrs. Myrtle (A. T. ) Shannon, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday morning in a local hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leslie Rogers, pastor of the Mayo Memorial Church, Paintsville, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Other details were incomplete at presstime. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

SHANNON, Myrtle Jane (Peters)

1886-1969

Mrs. Myrtle Jane Peters Shannon, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday morning July 23, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the First United Methodist Church, Louisa, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Leslie M. Rogers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born October 27, 1886, on route 2, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Jarrett and Nannie Stansberry Peters. She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Andrew T. Shannon; three daughters, Mrs. Clay Snedegar of Frankfort, KY, Mrs. Elmer Lyon of Paintsville, KY and Mrs. Homer Wright, Jr. of Louisa; a son, A. K. Shannon of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Briza Pinson of Logan, WV and four brothers, Wellsley and Herbert Peters of Fort Gay, Dover Peters of Winter Park, FL and Lakin Peters of Huntington. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1969

 

SLONE, Eldred

1920-1969

Eldred Slone, 49, of Blaine, died Friday, June 27, in a Columbus, OH hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 4th, 10 a.m. from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery at Sitka, KY. Born June 9, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Baxter and Nannie Rose Slone. Survivors include 2 brothers, Orville Slone of Blaine and Robert Slone of South Vienna, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 10, 1969

 

SMITH, Harriett (Chaffin)

1908-1969

Mrs. Harriett Chaffin Smith, 61, who had been a patient at the Greystone Nursing Home, Wellsville, PA, the last two years, died Saturday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hospital after a long illness. She was born March25, 1908, in Lawrence County, KY. She had resided in Cleveland for 12 years. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Cuba Stevens of Pittsburgh, Mar. Velda Hayes of Racine, WV and Mrs. Irene Norris of Webbville; and five brothers, J. D. Chaffin of Louisa, KY, Stant Chaffin and Mitchell Chaffin, both of Catlettsburg, KY, Edison Chaffin of Hookstown and Willard R. Chaffin of Pittsburgh. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30  a.m. Tuesday, June 17, from the Welch Funeral Home in Hookstown, PA, Burial was in Mill Creek Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Everett S.

Everett S. Thompson, 76, of Detroit, MI, a native of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, July 22, in a Detroit hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday in Detroit with burial in the Masonic Cemetery there. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson of Webbville, KY, he married Miss Virginia Hale, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Millard F. Hale and a sister of Mrs. Harry H. Roberts of Louisa. He and his wife were former teacher in the Lawrence County schools before going to Michigan some 48 years ago, where they had resided since that time. Survivors in addition to his widow, include two sons, Otto Thompson, Rochester, MI and E. S. Thompson, Jr., of Grand Rapids, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Marie Lowrenz, Franklin, MI, Mrs. Mildred Barstis, Buffalo, NY, and Mrs. Helen Jane Trudgeon, of Livonia, MI; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Walters of Ashland, KY and two brothers, Dewey Thompson of Webbville, KY and Kermit Thompson of Lexington, Mr. Thompson's sudden death was attributed to a heart attack. Stricken while at home, he was rushed to a hospital where he seemed to respond to treatment but only temporarily. Big Sandy News, July 31, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Thomas Richard

The second victim of a motorcycle accident Thomas Richard Thompson, 16, of Fort Gay, WV died Monday evening in a Huntington hospital. His companion, Roger Lee Collins, was dead on arrival at the same hospital on Thursday, July 17. The accident occurred when the motorcycle the boys were riding and a pickup truck collided headon on Mill Creek Road near Fort Gay. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Thompson, suffered multiple fractures of one leg and was badly injured otherwise. Collins, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Collins, Fort Gay, suffered a fractured skull and jaw and both legs were crushed, according to hospital attaches. West Virginia troopers were reported saying the 1968 model pickup driven by 63 year old Rev. O.W. Kearns, of nearby Glenhayes, was headed north toward Fort Gay. the southbound motorcycle swerved just before impact and crashed sideways into the front of the truck with the machine jamming underneath the front wheels and engine.

 

James Scarberry, owner of Scarberry Ambulance Service of Louisa, was quoted saying the victims were lying on the roadway in front of the truck when he arrived. The Collins youth was unconscious and young Thompson was complaining of pain in his legs. Doctors at Riverview Hospital reported the two were given emergency treatment for about 30 minutes before they were transferred to Huntington. State police said the Rev. Mr. Kearns apparently escaped injury although the truck was damaged. Troopers also noted that neither vehicle apparently was traveling in excess of the speed limit, but added that the road is not posted and the 55 mile per hour limit would be hazardous on the narrow route. As far as could be determined, state police said, Roger Collins was operating the motorcycle, which reportedly was bought 13 days prior to the mishap. Officers added that the youth' s inexperience on the machine may have been a factor in the crash.

 

The Only piece of protective equipment at the scene, according to reports, was a motorcycle helmet believed to have been worn by the Thompson youth. Troopers said another motorcyclist was riding his machine along with the mishap. He was identified as Delbert Hardwick, 16, of Fort Gay. Five other persons witnessed the crash, including two youths on a third motorcycle well behind the other two, and three boys walking along the road. It was the ninth and tenth traffic fatalities in Wayne County this year. Funeral services for the Thompson boy will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with Jim Morrison, minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Lynch Cemetery, on Route 2, Fort Gay. Born July 2, 1953, he was a junior at Fort Gay High School and member of the school band. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Willis Chaffin of Reynoldsburg, OH, three brothers, Steven Thompson of Columbus, OH, William Thompson at home and Charles Thompson of Reynoldsburg; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Susie Thompson, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Frazier, all of Fort Gay. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

WALLER, Dennie

1878-1969

Dennie Waller, 90, of Louisa, route 4, died Saturday night in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in  Pine Hill Cemetery. born November 25, 1878, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Asbury and Kathryn Maynard Waller. A member of the Baptist Church, he was married to the late Myrtle Adkins Waller who died in 1955. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Waller of Fort Gay, WV, George Waller of Lancaster, OH, and James Waller of Elkhorn City, KY, five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Elswick of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Virgil Brumfield of Worthington, OH, and Mrs. Lewis Palmer of Oklahoma, Mrs. Jack Turner of Proctorville, OH and Miss Garnett Waller at home; 25 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 24, 1969

 

WILSON, Arnold Suddeth

Arnold Suddeth Wilson, 60, of Sharpsburg, MD, died Friday, July 25, in Washington County Hospital after a brief illness. The husband of Loraine Holliday Wilson, he was the son of the late Arbie S. and Emma See Wilson of Louisa. He was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church of Sharpsburg; Sharpsburg Lions Club; and Eureka Lodge No. 105 AF & AM of Sharpsburg. Wilson retired from the Department of Defense in Washington, D. C. having served as civilian supervisor of supply at Bolling Air Force Base. He was in the Merchant Marine in World War II in the Pacific Theatre, until captured by the Japanese and imprisoned at Luzon. He later escaped to join the guerrilla forces in the Philippine Islands, where he fought with them until the liberation. Surviving besides his widow, are a brother, Wayne A. Wilson of Louisa; three nephews, Gene Wilson, Louisa, Fred Wilson, Westerville, OH, George Wilson, of Morehead, KY; one niece, Mrs. Melvin Salyer, route 4, Louisa; three aunts, Mrs. Claude Hayes, Mrs. Newton Conley, Ashland, and Madge See of Columbus; two uncles, Ira See, of Lake Wales, FL and Scott See of Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Leaf Funeral Home, Sharpsburg, with the Rev. Charles Birx officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home. The family requested that Memorial donations be made to the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wilson, of Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, Morehead, and Mr. Fred Wilson, Westerville, Big Sandy News, July 31, 1969

 

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BRANHAM, James Samuel

1949-1969

James Samuel Branham, 20, Clifford was dead on arrival at Riverview Hospital last Friday afternoon following a head-on collision seven miles south of Louisa, near the mouth of Donithan. Troy Lee Perry, 35, also of the Clifford section, is in serious condition at King's Daughters' Hospital suffering multiple cuts and bruises, a broken right elbow, and possible concussion. Mr. Branham died of a crushed chest. The collision occurred on a slight curve along KY 3 with Mr. Branham driving south and Mr. Perry driving north. The victim was born May 22, 1949, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Virginia Caudill Frazier and the late Samuel J. Branham. Other survivors include his stepfather, Paul Frazier; a sister, Iequitte Frazier, at home, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alvis Maynard; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Drew Branham, and a great grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Fitzpatrick, all of Clifford. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mt. Olive Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 7, 1969

 

DAVIDSON, Pharris

1921-1969

Pharris Davidson, 47, of Princeton, WV formerly  a member of the police force of Louisa, KY, was killed at 9: 30 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, when hit by a Norfolk and Western Railway Co., train at Welch, WV. He was an N & W employee and at work at the time of the accident. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.  Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born December 13,1921, he was a son of Mrs. Emily Napier Davidson of Hamilton, OH and the late James Davidson. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Verna Napier Davidson, a son, Roger Davidson of Petersburg, VA; a daughter, Pamela Davidson, at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Henry Burns of Oneida, KY, Misses Mallie and Della Davidson of Cincinnati, Mr. Alton Barger and Mrs. William R. Hudson of Hamilton, Mrs. Geroge Reeds of harrison, IN and Mrs. Norman Davidson of Crothersville, IN and a brother, Daniel Davidson of Manchester, KY. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1969

 

DAWSON, Anthony Wayne

1888-1969

Anthony Wayne Dawson, 80, of Fort Gay, who died Saturday was buried in the Dawson Cemetery, on Fort Gay, route 1, following services Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church, of which he was a member, conducted by the Rev. Paul Hutchinson. Graveside rites were conducted by Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM, of which he was a member. A son of the late King and Kyle Lycan Dawson, he was born October 7, 1888. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Raines Dawson, two daughters, Mrs. William Bartram of Columbus and Mrs. Fred Fowler of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne Wellman and Mrs. Brady Riggs of Fort Gay, route 1, and Mrs. George Ryland in Florida and 2 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1969

 

DEAN, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Dean, 57, died at 3 p.m. Monday in Chicago of an apparent heart attack. Born at Fort Gay, WV, he was a son of the late Benton and Eliza Travis Dean. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial will be in the Dean Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mille Newcomb Dean; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Elaine Winland, Chicago, and Miss Linda Sue Dean, at home, 3 sons, Charles, John and Benton Dean of Chicago, one sister Mrs. Sarah Kirkpatrick, Chicago; two brothers, Clyde Dean route 1 Fort Gay and Buell Dean of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 28,1 969

 

NELSON, Earl

1907-1969

Earl Nelson, 62, died Friday morning in a Columbus, OH hospital after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1907, in Johnson County, a son of J. W. Nelson of West Van Lear and the late Melissa Martin Nelson. He was a disabled construction worker. Also surviving are his widow, Mrs. Violet Bradley Nelson; two sons, James E. and Fred Charles Nelson, both of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Earlene Daniels and Mrs. Jo Ann Howard, East Point, four brothers, Joe and John of West Van Lear, Ernest of Louisa and Charles Nelson of Beckley, WV; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton, Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m.  Monday from the home of his father with the Rev. Willard Wilcox officiating. Burial was in Nelson Family Cemetery, Paintsville, Big Sandy News, August 21, 1969

 

NELSON, Samantha

1875-1969

Miss Samantha Nelson, 93, of Louisa route 3, died July 18, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conduced July 20 from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Five Forks Cemetery. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was born October 11, 1875, at Busseyville, a daughter of the late Mont and Eunice Wellman Nelson. Survivors include 2 nephews and 5 nieces. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1969

 

PRICE, Jesse Columbus

1901-1969

Jesse Columbus Price, 68, of Fort Gay Rte. 1, died Sunday morning at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating.  Burial was in the Trent Cemetery there. Born March 5, 1901 at Ft. Gay, Rte. 1, he was the son of the late Frank K. and Mary Price Price.  He was employed by the Wayne County School Board as a custodian and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Helen Burke Price; a daughter, Miss Bonnie Price at home; four sons, Bascombe Price with the Air Force, at Columbus, OH, John Price of Williamson, Jack Price with the Navy at Alameda, CA, and Frank Price at home; a brother, William Price of West Jefferson, OH, and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Hone at Louisa and taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1969

 

PRICHARD, Corda (Watson)

1881-1969

Mrs. Corda Prichard, 88, a beloved Louisa woman, died Monday morning in an Ashland, KY hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 26, 1881, at Dennis, KY, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah Woods Watson. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Mansfield of Ashland and Mrs. William J. Miller, Jr., of College Park, MD; two sons, Lewis Prichard of Paintsville, and Russell Prichard, of Columbus, OH; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ethel Blankenship and a stepson, Lawrence Prichard, both of Louisa; 16 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1969

 

RUGGLES, Rosa (Moore)

1889-1969

Mrs. Rosa O'Daniel Ruggles, 79, Fallsburg, died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington after a long illness. She was born October 3, 1889, a daughter of the late Lafe and Fannie Collinsworth Moore and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Collinsworth and Mrs. Thomas Parker, Milton, WV, one sister, Mrs. Hattie O'Daniel of Cincinnati, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 21, 1969

 

SKAGGS, Clinton C.

1882-1969

Clinton C. Skaggs, 86, a well-known retired Louisa businessman and a former Lawrence County jailer, died suddenly Monday morning while en route to his home on Adams Street, following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Lee Arnold of Lexington, former pastor of the Louisa United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Hay Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Born December 14, 1882, at Skaggs, KY, he was a son of the late Peter French and Sarah Ann Skaggs. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195, F &AM and Chapter 95, the Royal Arch Masons, Louisa. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Andy York of Louisa, Mrs. Martin Nyberg of Whitehall, MI, Mrs. William Siegal of Charleston, SC, Mrs. Paul Travis and Mrs. Carl Parker, of Columbus, OH; two sons, Ray Skaggs of Sebastian, FL, and Don Skaggs of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Mrs. George Minnich of Columbus; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 1963 by his wife, Sarah Ann Holbrook Skaggs. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1969

 

SPARKS, Allen T.

1889-1969

Allen T. Sparks, 80, Blaine, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born January 27, 1889, at Blaine, he was a son of the late Lewis and Mary Ross Sparks. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. From the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church, of which he was a member with Emory Ferguson, minister, officiating. Burial was in the Sparks family cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are the widow, Lockie Edwards Sparks; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Webb of Blaine; three sons, Charles Sparks of Blaine, Arthur Sparks of Columbus, OH and Arlie Sparks of St. Johns, IN; four half sisters, Mrs. Alma Kazee of Blaine, Mrs. Carrie Blankenship of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lydia Robertson of Ashland and Mrs. Alice Boyles of Washington, D. C. , 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1969

 

VANHOOSE, William H.

William H. (Bill) Vanhoose, 58, of Fort Gay, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness. A veteran of World War II, he was a son of the late Herbert and Carrie Chapman Vanhoose. He was a retired employee of the United Fuel Gas Company. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Chapman Cemetery, Lovely, KY with the Rev. James Morrison officiating. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 28, 1969

 

WEDDINGTON, Dot (Bartram)

Mrs. William (Dot) Bartram Weddington, 215 Huntington Blvd. Roanoke, VA, died Monday at 2 a.m. in a Roanoke hospital after a long illness. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Fuqua and Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, and one son, William E. Weddington, all of Roanoke; one sister, Mr. Malcolm Crutcher, Sr., (formerly of Louisa); and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday and burial was made in a cemetery there. Mrs. R. J. Justice of Orlando, FL and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Mingus of Enterprise, AL attended the funeral services of their aunt, Mrs. Weddington, in Roanoke. Mrs. Weddington formerly resided in Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, August 14, 1969

 

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BEVINS, Anna (Jordan)

1898-1969

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, September 3 for Anna Bevins, 71, who died Sunday, August 31 in a local hospital after an extended illness. The Reverend Leslie Rogers officiated at the services in the Mayo United Methodist Church of which she was a member. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The daughter of the late Wesley and Erie Thompson Jordon, she was born in Johnson County on January 4, 1898. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. Her husband, John R. Bevins, Sr., preceded her in death on September 7, 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. D. A. Justice of Glendale, AZ, and Mrs. C. H. Cole of Baytown, MO, and two sons, John R. Bevins, Jr., of Paintsville and Donald R. Bevins of Fort Knox. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1969

 

BREWER, Earl

1910-1969

Earl Brewer, 58, of 1379 Grandview Gardens, Kenova, WV, who died Thursday, August 28, was buried in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses, KY following services Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church of which he was a member conducted by Rev. Eddie Baker, the Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Harold Stevens. A member of Chandlersville Lodge 858 F & AM, he was born October 31, 1910 at Ashland, KY, a son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Jane Thompson Brewer. He was an employee of Huntington Automotive Division, Houdaille Industries for 23 years as a crane operator. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Borders Brewer, a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Rice of Nippa, KY, 5 sons, Donald E., Willie E. and Richard Brewer of Columbus, OH Charles Brewer of London, OH and Jimmy Brewer at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. Beulah....Big Sandy News, September 4, 1969

 

BRYANT, Jay

1883-1969

Jay Bryant, 85, of Adams, KY died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 21, 1883, he was a son of the late Andy and Mary Steele Bryant. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nora Young Bryant; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Barker of Louisa, three sons, James Bryant of Adams, Fred Bryant of Groveport, OH, and Willie Bryant of Sandusky, OH, a sister, Mrs. Della Smith of Cordell, KY and a brother Harry Bryant of Cordell. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today (Thursday), Big Sandy News, September 18, 1969

 

CRAIG, William

1927-1969

William Craig, 69, 715 W. Michigan St., New Buffalo, MI, died at 10:15 p.m. on September 2, at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend. He had been ill for two years. He was born January 11, 1900, in Louisa, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Craig. On May 27, 1927, in Louisa, he was married to Mary E. Moore, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Hill, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Lionel Phelps, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Richard Churchill, Michigan City, IN; four sons, Douglas and Dock, both of New Buffalo, and Frank and Glyn, both of Michigan City, 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and three sisters and four brothers. He had lived in New Buffalo for 25 years and had been employed by Blocksom & Co., Michigan City. He was a member of South Center United Baptist Church, LaPorte. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 5, at 2 p.m. from Smith Funeral Home there with the Rev. Paul C. Hebner officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

DIAMOND, Roger Lee

Roger Lee Diamond, 3 year old son of Felix and Pansy Isaac Diamond of route 2, Catlettsburg, died on Tuesday afternoon, August 26, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Midway Church at route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Cemetery there. He was born July 1, 1966. Additional survivors include a sister, Mary Diamond at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Diamond and the maternal grandfather, Mart Isaac, of route 3, Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home of Dewey Diamond, Friday. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1969

 

GUSSLER, Ethel (Wellman)

1896-1969

Mrs. Ethel Gussler, 73, died Thursday, September 18, at her home at Adams following an extended illness. She was born April 21, 1896, at Adams, a daughter of the late Noah and Minerva Adams Wellman. She was the widow of Fred Gussler, and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Low Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Adams. Survivors include one son, Leonard Gussler of Huntington, 3 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

HARRISON, John Arthur

John Arthur Harrison, 42, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Friday in a Pensacola hospital, following a long illness. A son of Mrs. L. D. Harrison of Louisa, and the late Mr. Harrison, he was born in Logan County, OH in 1926. A graduate of the Louisa High School and Eastern State University, he was an employee of the Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, where he had been in residence for 11 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was made in the Ferguson Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1969

 

John Arthur Harrison, 42, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Friday in a Pensacola hospital, following a long illness. A son of Mrs. L. D. Harrison of Louisa, and the late Mr. Harrison, he was born in Logan County, OH in 1926. A graduate of the Louisa High School and Eastern State University, he was an employee of the Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, where he had been in residence for 11 years. He was a member of the Pensacola Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 16, at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Other survivors include the widow, Lenora Frazier Harrison, formerly of Fort Gay; and three daughters, Janice, Kimberly and Valda, all at home. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

HOLBROOK, Vessie (Weaver)

1901-1969

Mrs. Vessie Holbrook, 68, route 3, Circleville, OH, died Monday, August 15, at 10:30 p.m. in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Holbrook was born January 26, 1901 in Blaine, KY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Weaver. Survivors include her husband, J. Harry Holbrook, six sons, Virgil Holbrook, Hillsboro, Buford Holbrook, Dayton, Delbert Holbrook, Circleville, Herbert and James Holbrook, Circleville, Hobart Holbrook, Chillicothe, three daughters, Mrs. James Wallingford, Lynchburg, Mrs. Phillip Contner, Bellfontaine, and Mrs. Carl Lindsey, route 3, Circleville; 16 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren; one brother, Arbie Weaver of Louisa. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Monica. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 18 from the Jefferson Church of Christ in Christian Union at Circleville with the Rev. Roy Heinbach, Rev. Allen Gallimore, Rev. Richard Humble, and Rev. Roy Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Twp., Cemetery under the direction of Defenbaugh Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

LYCAN, Carlis W.

1901-1969

Carlis W. Lycan, 67, of Fort Gay, route 1, WV died Friday at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Tabor Creek Baptist Church on Fort Gay, route 1, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Lycan Cemetery. A so of the late Anthony Wayne and Amanda Robinson Lycan, he was born at Fort Gay, November 10, 1901, and was a Norfolk & Western Railway Co., agent. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Pinson Lycan, a son, Donald C. Lycan of Lebanon, OH, route 1, two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Gross of Welch, WV and Mrs. Armelia Wilson of Catlettsburg, route 2, two brothers, Wayne Lycan of Fort Gay and Spurgeon Lycan of Huntington, five grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1969

 

MCCOMAS, Ida

1886-1969

Ida McComas, 83, Louisa, died Friday morning in a Louisa nursing home. She was born March 1, 1886, a daughter of the late Granville and Mary J. McComas. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shelley Jordan, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

PENNINGTON, Cynthia Ann (Evans)

1897-1969

Mrs. Cynthia Ann Pennington, 72, of Ashville, OH, route 1, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday August 25, at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, OH, following a three year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the L. E. Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston, OH. Born on June 28, 1897, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy Crabtree Evans. On November 25, 1916, she was married to Willie E. Pennington, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Cox, of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Marie Evans, Columbus; four sons, Luther and Paul, Ashville, Charles, Circleville, and Robert, Columbus; 29 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; four sisters, Livene Bailey of Columbus, Myrtle Bailey of West Virginia, Gertrude Pennington of Waverly, OH and Della S??? of Ashville; and a brother Worth Evans, Amanda, OH. She was predeceased by 3 children, Clarence, Jessie and Elizabeth, a sister, and four brothers, Mrs. Pennington was a member of the Waverly United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, September 4, 1969

 

PRICHARD, Pamela LaRae

1967-1969

The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Prichard of Chehalis, WA, formerly of Louisa, died suddenly in a hospital there Monday, September 8. Pamela LaRae, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Prichard, of Louisa was born July 10, in Chehalis. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 10, at 1 a.m. from the Fissell Brown Chapel, Chehalis, with the Rev. Mr. James Scott officiating. Interment was made in the Cloguato Cemetery West of Chehalis. Survivors, besides the parents, include a sister, LaVonne, two brothers, Bryan and Terry, all a home, the paternal grandparents, the Prichards, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Herrick of Shelton, WA. Attending the funeral from Louisa, were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Prichard, their son and daughter, Robert Prichard and Mrs. Cecil D. Thompson. Big Sandy News, September 18, 1969

 

SHORT, Ira F.

1886-1969

Ira F. Short, 82, of Louisa, route 4, died Tuesday, September 2, at the home of his son, Beckham Short at Charleston, IN. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Myrtle Chapel on route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born October 30, 1888, at Louisa, he was a son of the late George C. and Welthy Ann Jordan Short. He was a retired employee of the Preston Oil Co., at Louisa. Additional survivors include two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 11, 1969

 

WATTS, Jessie Boyd

1907-1969

Jessie Boyd Watts, 62, of Louisa, died Wednesday afternoon, September 17, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Watts was born May 10, 1907, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Edward and Nannie Watts Watts. He was a 20 year employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Methodist Church, Chapman, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Chapman. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emily Moore Watts; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Grubbs of Barboursville, WV, Mrs. Edwin Lee Wright and Mrs. Loren W. Rowley, both of Crown City, OH, Mrs. Bill McKenzie of Route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Charles Walker of Columbus; two sons, Alford L. Pauley of route 2, Louisa, and Kenneth Boyd Watts of Louisa, a brother, Pearley Watts of Huntington and 19 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 25, 1969

 

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ALLEY, Charlie

1893-1969

Charlie Alley, 76, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday, October 22, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Evergreen Methodist Church at Adams, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial followed graveside rites by the American Legion at the Ball Cemetery at Adams. Born in 1893, in Lawrence County, OH he was the son of the late Joe and Mary Ward Alley. A veteran of World War I, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Fannie Davis Alley; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Slonager, Mrs. Stella Mae Young and Mrs. Mattie Jane Roberts, all of Columbus, OH; four sons, Bill and Robert Alley of Columbus, Raymond Alley of Continental, OH, and Milton Alley, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Sowards, Mrs. Mary Pack and Mrs. Susan Wears of Columbus; two brothers, John Alley of New York and Sim Alley of Adams, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

ARTRIP, Calvin Wayne

1876-1969

Calvin Wayne Artrip, 93, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church, Fort Gay, route 1, with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Peters Cemetery there. Born July 14, 1876, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Ali and Ada Ferguson Artrip. He was a retired school teacher in Wayne County, WV and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 75 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary T. Pennington of Fort Gay, route 1, a son, Paul Artrip of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Martha Artrip of Fort Gay, route 1, and 26 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1969

 

CODDING, Rebecca (Lackey)

Relatives of Rebecca Lackey Codding have received word that she passed away at her home in Cincinnati, OH, Tuesday morning. Funeral rites will be conducted there Friday at 10 a.m. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Codding Peters and two grandchildren. Other arrangements were not announced. The deceased, a native Louisan, the daughter of Alexander and Hannah Moore Lackey, pioneer settlers of the area. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1969

 

COMPTON, Chester W.

1904-1969

Chester W. Compton, 64, of Paintsville, KY, died Sunday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church, Paintsville with the Rev. C. C. Hall, Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. John Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Born November 124,1 904, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of John A. and Cora French Compton. He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Survivors include the widow, Ruth Turner Compton, two sons, Jack T. Compton, of Columbus, OH and John F. Compton of Inkster, MI, a daughter, Mrs. Belva Hunnicutt of Paintsville; four brothers, Joe and Dock Compton of Louisa, tom Compton of Rush, KY and Blaine Compton of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Lague and Miss Dixie Compton of Louisa, and five grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

COOPER, Cratis Ray

1939-1969

A Blaine, KY, man died in a Findlay, OH hospital Monday after being struck by automobile while he was working on a construction job. Dead is Cratis Ray Cooper, 30, an employee of a construction company at Findlay. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Enterprise Baptist Church, Cherokee, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery there. He was born August 14,1 939, at Cherokee, a son of Willie Cooper of Cherokee and the late Anna Moore Cooper. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Judy Allison Cooper; three sisters, Miss Thelma Cooper and Mrs. Shirley Osborne, of Cherokee and Mrs. Marlene Fyffe of Blaine; five brothers, Norman Cooper of Ashland, KY, and Raymond, Eddie, Arlie and Wilbur Lee Cooper, all of Cherokee, and the maternal grandfather, Mart Moore of Beckley, WV. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home Wednesday. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

CORDLE, Willie

1887-1969

Willie Cordle, 82, of Adams, KY, died Thursday of last week in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church with the Rev. J. T. Bailey, Rev. Arthur Morris and Rev. Jarret Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was a member of the United Baptist church. Born August 16, 1887, he was the husband of the late Laura Sparks Cordle and the son of the late Winifred C. and Mary Jane Adams Cordle.  Survivors include a son, Herman Cordle of Adams; three sisters, Miss Ella Cordle, Mrs. Rose Adams and Mrs. Jeanette Curnutte of Ashland; four brothers, Sam Cordle, Lock Cordle and Minyard Cordle of Ashland, and Monroe Cordle of Louisa; one grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

DAVIS, Elizabeth (Bradley)

1889-1969

Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley Davis, 80, of Columbus, OH, a former Lawrence county resident, died Saturday in Columbus. Born May 31, 1889, in Busseyville, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha Bradley Terrel. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Smokey Valley Church, route 1, Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Martha Dowden, Mrs. Effie J. Robinette, Mrs. Dora Dowden, Mrs. Regaina Ferrell and Mrs. Ethel Thompson, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Edaline Turvis of Norfolk, VA; two sons, William H. and James E. Davis, both of route 1 Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Maye VanHoose, Mrs. Laura Carter, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Alva Clarkson of route 4, Louisa, 31 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

DOBBINS, John J.

1895-1969

John J. Dobbins, 74, of Gallup, KY, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born February 22, 1895, in Richardson, KY, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Preston Dobbins. He was formerly postmaster at Gallup, and a member of the United Methodist Church. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Fannie Branham Dobbins, a daughter, Mrs. Worthy J. Borders of Peru, IN, two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

FITZPATRICK, Catharine (Farra)

1883-1969

Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Fitzpatrick, 86, of Clifford, KY, died Saturday evening in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Mount Olive Church at Clifford with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery there. Born March 14, 1883, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Sally Hatfield Farra. Her husband, James Fitzpatrick, preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alvis Maynard of Clifford; a son, Curtis Fitzpatrick of Clifford; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Workman and Mrs. Emma Patterson of Ceredo, WV and 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

FITZPATRICK, Curtis

1914-1969

Curtis Fitzpatrick, 55, of Louisa, route 5, died Monday at 5: 50 p.m. in an Ashland hospital six hours after he suffered internal injuries in a two car collision near here earlier in the day. His mother's funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon. According to the state police the accident occurred on KY route 3, 9.2 miles south of Louisa when his car collided with one driven by Donna Cline Stone, 23, of Inez. Police said Mr. Fitzpatrick was attempting a left turn into the highway. His mother, Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Fitzpatrick, 86, of Clifford, was to be buried in Fitzpatrick Cemetery following services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Church, Clifford, by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Mrs. Stone was hospitalized at the Riverview in Louisa, with back injuries. Her condition was listed as good. A State Department of Highways employee, Mr. Fitzpatrick was born March 14, 1914, at Clifford. His father was the late James Fitzpatrick. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel Northern Fitzpatrick; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Johnson and Miss Brenda Fitzpatrick, both of Clifford; one son, Howard K. Fitzpatrick of Logan, OH; one sister, Mrs. Alvis Maynard of Clifford and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Clifford. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

GREEVER, Vivian (Hayes)

1898-1969

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. B. Greever, the former Miss Vivian Hayes, a well-known Louisan, at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Mrs. Greever, who had been in failing health for a long period, succumbed Thursday, October 9, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland. A daughter of the late Nannie Watson Hayes Stewart and Charles Hayes, she was born January 1, 1898 in Lawrence County. She resided in Louisa until her marriage, going to Los Angeles, CA where she resided until her husband's death in 1957, when she returned to Ashland to reside with a sister, Mrs. James T. Snyder. A graduate of the College of Music, Cincinnati, OH, she was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and during her residence here she was an active member. Immediate survivors include the sister, Mrs. Snyder and a nephew, Paul Stewart Snyder. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery, beside her father. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1969

 

HANKES, Sallie (Woods)

Mrs. Sallie Woods Hankes, 83, of Pompano Beach, Fl, a former post master of Webbville and a former Ashland resident who died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in a Florida hospital after a short illness, was buried in Ashland Cemetery following services at 1 p.m. Monday, October 2, at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. She was the widow of the Rev. William Wallace Hankes, a former Ashland city assessor who died 16 years ago. Born May 12, 1886, in Lawrence county, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Rebecca Walters Woods. She was a resident of Florida 11 years and was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Fort Lauderdale there. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Burroughs, with whom she lived in Pompano Beach, one sons, Dr. Joe Woods Gardner of Reed Springs, MD; one stepson, Francis H. Hankes of Falls Church, VA; one brother, Harland E. Woods of Grayson, and 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

HAYES, John E.

1919-1969

John E. Hayes, 50, of Adams, KY died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Evergreen United Methodist Church near Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 27, 1919, he was a son of Allen and Tennie Davis Hayes of Adams. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lottie Thompson Hayes; two daughters, Barbara and Nina Hayes at home; two sons, John and James Hayes, at home; four sisters. Mrs. Charles Cherron and Mrs. Elbert Gillispie of Columbus, Mrs. S. P. Gussler, Jr., of Ashland and Mrs. Elwood Moore of Akron, OH; and four brothers, Woodrow and Charles Hayes of Adams and Robert and Ray Hayes of Columbus. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday and removed to the church one hour prior to services. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1969

 

HUCKLEY, Anna Marie

Mrs. Anna Marie Huckley, of Whitman, WV, died in a Logan hospital Tuesday morning October 7. She is the mother of Mrs. Richard L. McComas who resides at 409 Powhatton St., Louisa. In addition to Mrs. McComas she is survived by her husband, William; three daughters, four sons, 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at No. 20, Whitman Community Church with the Rev. Mr. Moss Chadwick officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Peck's Mill. Arrangements were under the direction of the Honaker-Harris Funeral Home, Logan. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1969

 

HUMPHREY, Dorothy Elizabeth (Clayton)

1930-1969

Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Humphrey, 39, a well-known and beloved Louisa woman, succumbed Monday at 1:15 p.m. at University Hospital in Columbus, OH following a four week illness which included heart surgery. The deceased, born February 1, 1930, in Paintsville, KY was a daughter of Mrs. Walter Clayton of Louisa and the late Mr. Clayton. A graduate of Gary, WV High School and Roanoke College where she majored in Business Education, she was, before coming to Louisa, associated with the Gray, Woods and Cooper Law firm in Ashland, KY. Mrs. Humphrey, prior to illness, was a secretary for Kentucky Power Company at the Big Sandy Plant, near Louisa. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, the Woman's Society of Christian Service, and a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Poage Chapter, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today)  at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Lowell ??? officiating. Burial was in the Flem Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs, KY. Survivors, besides her mother, include a daughter, Rebecca Alice Humphrey, two brothers, Walter S. Clayton, Jr. of Ashland, and Charles M. Clayton of New Zealand. Another brother, Comm. Edgar J. Clayton, preceded her in death in 1963. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

JOHNSON, Gina

1969-1969

Gina Johnson, two day old daughter of Benny and Jewell Cooksey Johnson, of route 4, Louisa, died at 7 p.m. Monday, October 20, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn at Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Ronnie Queen, route 4, Louisa, Misses Susanna Johnson, at home; two half sisters, Mrs. William Adkins, route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Ronald Wondalski, Cleveland, OH, one brother, Bennie Joe Johnson, at home; one half brother, Jimmy Edd Johnson of Cleveland, OH; her grandfather, Ed Johnson of Louisa, and Berry Cooksey of Route 4, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 30, 1969

 

KEATON, Ernest F.

Mr. Ernest F. Keaton, 83, died Monday, September 29, at his home in New Holland, OH. He was a former school teacher in Carter County, but had resided in Ohio for the past several years. Surviving in addition to his widow, Mrs. Goldie Shaw Keaton, are three daughters and four sons. He was an uncle of Mrs. K. F. Wooten of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 2, from the Christian Church in New Holland of which he was a member. Several local relatives attended the last rites. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1969

 

MCDOWELL, Amanda (Holbrook)

1884-1969

Mrs. Amanda Holbrook McDowell, 85, of 415 North Lock Ave., Louisa, a former Flatwoods resident, died at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, in King's Daughters' Hospital. Her husband, William McDowell, who preceded her in death, was a teacher and principal in the Greenup County school system. McDowell Elementary School was named for him. Born June 5, 1884, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Ida Fyffe Holbrook. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Porter of Ashland, Mrs. Rinda Daniel of Moore Haven, FL and Mrs. Robert B. Clark of St. Cloud, FL. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. John Sykes officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

PFOST, Elliott Arnett

Elliott Arnett Pfost, 75, of 162 Maplewood Ave., Columbus, OH, died Thursday September 11, in Grant Hospital there. He is a retired employee of the Southern Hotel and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his widow, Ella, of the residence, also two daughters, Mrs. Anna Klick of Millville, ; Mrs. Arlene Cimini of 484 Taylor Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH, four grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Pfost of Columbus, Jay Pfost of Shelbyville, KY and John Pfost of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. Mary Arrington of Hardy, KY. The O. R. Woodyard Co. Chapel was in charge of the funeral held Monday, September 15, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. William E. Myers officiating. Interment was made in Forest Lawn Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, October 2, 1969

 

SHORT, Bessie (Hayes)

1896-1969

Mrs. Bessie Short, 73, of Adams, KY, died at her home Tuesday, September 30, after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mary Emily Church there with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John I. Fraley officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Adams. Born in Adams, she was a daughter of the late Mart and Mary McKinster Hayes. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Arnold Short of Adams and Raymond Short of Columbus, OH; two brothers, L. B. Hayes of Adams and Okey Hayes of Lockbourne, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Cordle of Columbus and Mrs. Dove Moore of Obetz, OH; and 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1969

 

SPEARS, Elizabeth (Lincoln)

1921-1969

Mrs. Elizabeth Lincoln Spears, 47, owner of the Viking Lunch in Fort Gay, died Tuesday evening of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Spears was stricken while working at a concession stand for a Junior High football game. Born October 21, 1921, at Parkersburg, WV, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Myrtle Holiday Lincoln. She was a member of the Marcum Chapter 61, OES of Ceredo, WV. Survivors include her husband, Harold Spears; one daughter, Mrs. Linda S. Somunano of Mexico City, Mexico; four sons, Howard Terry of Huntington, Harold Keith, Timothy Martin and Daniel Edwood, all of Fort Gay and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. James Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, October 9, 1969

 

VANHOOSE, Claude

1921-1969

Rev. Claude VanHoose, 48, of Wilmington, OH, died Saturday at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Richardson (KY) Chapel with the Rev. Bill Meade and the Rev. Vernon Shaw officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at River, KY. Born August 14, 1921, at Drift, KY, he was a son of Mrs. Falsom VanHoose Runyon of Louisa, route 2, and the late Charles VanHoose. He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Additional survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith Wallen VanHoose, a daughter, Connie VanHoose, at home, six sons, Daniel VanHoose, of Xenia, OH

 

Big Sandy News, October 16, 1969

 

WALLER, Saul

1907-1969

Saul Waller, 62, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Church of God with the Rev. Anna Lee Hager officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery on Crum, route 1. Born May 26, 1907, at Clifford, KY, he was a son of the late Lee and Rena Bowen Waller. He was an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maudie Copley Waller; three daughters, Mrs. Luther Sammons of Fort Gay route 2, Mrs. T. R. Long of Saint Paris, OH, and Mrs. Larry Ward of Carlisle, OH; seven sons, Elmer Waller of Vermillion, OH, Carlis, Frank, Rufus and Wetzel Waller of Fort Gay, Ray Waller of Bucyrus, OH and Saul Waller, Jr., of Carrothers, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dillon of Crum, Route 1, and Mrs. Mary Chaffin of Columbus, OH, two brothers, Charlie Waller of Fort Gay and ?? Waller of Findlay, OH and 30 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, October 16, 1969

 

WELLMAN, Gordon

1905-1969

Rev. Gordon Wellman, 64, of Route 1 Fort Gay, WV, died at his home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. William Lester, officiating. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Born March 1, 1905, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late David Mitchell and Martha Hatcher Wellman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Verna Bowen Wellman; two daughters, Rena Verle Ferrell and Philistia Adkins, both of Columbus, OH; four sons, Woodrow, James Curtis, and David Mitchell of Columbus and Gordon Eugene of Pataskala, OH; one sister, Mrs. Mike Robinette, of Wayne, WV; four brothers, Albert and Clarence Wellman of Fort Gay, Charles Wellman of Kenova, and Elmer Wellman of Huntington. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 23, 1969

 

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NOVEMBER

BIRD, Margaret L. (O'brien)

1878-1969

Mrs. Margaret L. Bird, of 916 Heather Way, Ann Arbor, MI, age 91, died recently in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1878, in West Virginia, the daughter of James F. and Eliza VanHorn O'Brien. She was married to David B. Bird in 1907, and he died in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Bird made their home in Holden, WV, after their marriage and their children were born there. After Mr. Bird died in 1915, Mrs. Bird moved to Ann Arbor. The Bird's was one of Ann Arbor's pioneer families. Mrs. Bird graduated from the University of Michigan in 1920 and later obtained a master's degree in history from the University. She taught in the Ann Arbor Public School for 35 years fro 1926-1960 at Bach and Eberville Schools. Mrs. Bird was a member of the Congregational Church for many years and a charter member of the Ann Arbor Women's City Club, and former president and long time member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William G. (Katherine) Dow of Ann Arbor; one son, William J. Bird of Birmingham, MI; six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Green of Rainelle, WV. Cremation has been made.... Big Sandy News, November 20, 1969

 

BRADLEY, Minnie (Kazee)

1891-1969

Mrs. Minnie Bradley, 78, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. (today) Thursday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Born at New River, WV, May 31, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Susie Hamilton Kazee. She was the widow of Nell Bradley who died in 1964. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Luther Clark of Dayton, OH and Mrs. John D. Williams of Newark, OH; a son, Ellis Bradley of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Willard Kazee of Pikeville, KY and 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 20,1 969

 

CARTER, Talmadge

1919-1969

Talmadge Carter, 50, Cherokee, died Thursday, October 30, in a Huntington hospital. Born September 17, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Bill and Belva Payne Carter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Low Gap Church on U. S. 32 near Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nellie May Carter; two sons, Charles E. Carter of Adams and William Carter of Cherokee; a daughter, Miss Majorie Carter at home; two sisters, Mrs. Claudia May and Mrs. Lillie Young of Cherokee, three brothers, Landie Carter of London, OH, and Mart and Clifton Carter of Cherokee, and a grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1969

 

DILLON, Irene (Carroll)

Mrs. Irene Dillon, 44, of Lorain, OH, formerly of Webb, WV, was dead on arrival Saturday at a Lorain hospital after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 1 p.m. from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Frank Meadows and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery there. Born March 16, `923, she was a daughter of Robert Greenville and Polly Ann Chaffin Carroll of Webb, route 1. Other survivors include the husband, Roy E. Dillon, a son,   Big Sandy News, November 27, 1969

 

ELLIS, Lonzo

1892-1969

Lonzo Ellis, 77, of Rittman, OH, formerly of Hubbardstown, Prichard, route 1, WV, died Friday in Rittman. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Hubbardstown Free Will Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Glenn Day officiating. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery at Kenova. An employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 25 years until retiring, he was born September 1, 1892, at Prichard, s aon of the late Nathaniel and Martha J. Massie Ellis. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lona Bellomy Ellis; five daughters, Mrs. Erma Napier of Rittman, Mrs. Edith Smith and Mrs. Linda Ferguson of Wadsworth, OH; Mrs. Clotene Kelley of Bryan, OH and Mrs. Rita Ca?ins of Kenova; five sons, Homer Ellis of Rittman, Herbert Ellis of Orange City, FL, Walter Ellis of Florida, Hubert Ellis of Huntington and Dennie Ellis with the Air Force in Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Stith of Canton, OH and Mrs. Virginia Conley of St. Petersburg, FL; a brother, John Ellis of Prichard; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 27,1969

 

FITCH, Fred

1905-1969

Fred Fitch, 62, of Manton, KY, died Sunday, October 26, in a Pikeville, KY hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 29, at 1 p.m. from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, KY with the Rev. Bordie Amburgey and the Rev. Bill Amburgey officiating. Burial was in Clark-May Cemetery at Dinwood, KY. Born December 10,1 905, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Milton and Millessa Fitch. A retired miner, he had lived in Manton approximately 40 years. He is survived by the widow, Hazel McGuire Fitch; two brothers, Andy Fitch of Lancer, KY and Arb Fitch of Louisa; and two sisters, Mrs. Tiny Austin of Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Maxie Boyd of Richardson, KY. Attending the funeral from Louisa was a niece, Miss Garnet Austin. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1969

 

FRAZIER, Mildred Ruth (Maynard)

1898-1969

Mildred Ruth Maynard Frazier, 71, of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Lawrence County, died November 1, after a long illness. Born April 3, 1898, in Lawrence county, KY, she was a daughter of the late Garrett and Nettie Hargis Maynard. She is survived by her husband, Fred Frazier, 4 sons, George, Fred, Jr., and Robert, all of Tulsa and Alex of Baltimore, MD; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Knapp, Mrs. Nellie Beck of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Lucy Carroll of Tulsa; two brothers, Jim Maynard, Dayton, OH and Clyde Maynard of Vero beach, FL, ?? grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 3, from the Moore's Westlawn Chapel, Tulsa,. Burial was in the Floral Haven Cemetery. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mrs. Millard Sammons, a niece, and Mack H. and Bob Stansberry, two nephews. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1969

 

LYON, Charley R.

1879-1969

Elder Charley R. Lyon, 90, of 3847 Cactus St., Ashland, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday October 29, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Lyon was born May 2, 1879, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marion F. and Elizabeth Williams Lyon. He was a retired elder of the United Baptist Church of which he had been a member since 1909, and a retired carpenter. A resident of Ashland, since 1939, his wife, Mrs. Mollie Rose Lyon, preceded him in death in 1964. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with Elders Everett Slone and Fred Bailey officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Gussler, Mrs. Bonnie Moatz, Mrs. Hazel Marsh, all of Ashland, and Mrs. Ethel Miller of Batavia, OH; 11 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1969

 

PRESTON, Stephen Girard

1886-1969

Stephen Girard Preston, 84, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday at his home after an apparent heart attack.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home by the Rev. J. C. Hager.  Burial was in Preston Cemetery there. Born February 25, 1885, at Ulysses, he was a son of the late John and Sue Burchett Preston.  He was a member of Apperson Lodge AF and AM, No. 195.  He was a retired farmer, former deputy sheriff of Lawrence County and a forest ranger with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Survivors include two nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1969

 

SKAGGS, Arnold

1896-1969

Arnold Skaggs, 73, of Lebanon, OH, and formerly of Elliott County, died at his home Wednesday night5, October 29. He was a retired farmer and pipe fitter and was a member of the Blaine Union United Baptist Church and Hepburn Masonic Lodge, Sandy Hook. Born July 28, 1896, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Margaret Skaggs. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maudie Alice Ison Skaggs; three sons, Ray Skaggs of Waynesville, OH, Dr. Joseph Skaggs of Selina, OH and Ford Skaggs of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Hutchinson of Flatwoods, Mrs. Ernie Ferguson of Spring Valley, OH and Mrs. Allie Mae Lewis of Lebanon, OH; one brother, Merida Skaggs of Roscoe and three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Fannin, Mrs. Rutha Fannin and Mrs. Cassie Oliver, all of Sandy Hook. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sandy Hook Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Vansant officiating. Burial was in Elliott County Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1969

 

SWAN, Marie Victoria (Scarberry)

1903-1969

Mrs. Marie Victoria Swan, 66, of Big Laurel, KY formerly of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, November 18, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Big Laurel United Baptist Church and burial was in Hammond Cemetery there. Born at Georges Creek, KY, April 14,1 903, she was a daughter of the late John and Ledosha VanHoose Scarberry. A former operator of a nursing home in Oak Hill, she was a member of the Holiness Church. Her husband, Fred Swan, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Elliott Preston of Louisa route 5, two sisters, Leona Scarberry of Washington, D. C. and Sarah Scarberry of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Irvine Scarberry of Columbus and John B. Scarberry of Route 2, Louisa; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the son, Elliott Preston from the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Dollie (Calloway)

1883-1969

Mrs. Dollie Thompson, 86, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday morning in a Huntington hospital. Born October 26, 1883, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie Thompson Calloway. Her husband, Aley Thompson preceded her in death in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of God in Fort Gay ......Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson and Mrs. Ollie Lambert of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Shirley Thompson of Columbus, and Mrs. Opal Burrows of Fort Gay; three sons, Taylor and Emory Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay and Henry Thompson of Radnor, WV and 35 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 6, 1969

 

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DECEMBER

BALL, Martha Jane (Webb)

1889-1969

Mrs. Martha Jane Ball, 80, of Louisa, Star Route, died Tuesday, December 9, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday from the Webb Chapel, on Cooksey Fork, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Clevenger Cemetery. Born September 20, 1889, she was a daughter of the late Lindsey and Eliza Kitchen Webb. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edgell Hammond of Webbville, KY, and Mrs. Lando Clevenger of St. Petersburg, FL; two sons, Bill Ball of Danville, KY and Edison Ball of Columbus, OH; and 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 18,1969

 

CASTLE, Robert T.

1895-1969

Robert T. Castle, Sr., 74, Conifer Court, died Monday, December 15, at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, Mass., where he had been a patient six days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the J. Donald Smith Funeral Home, Chadwicks, with the Rev. Walter Hillis, pastor of Clayville Congregational Church, officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Memorial Gardens, New Hartford, Mass. Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Ethel B. Call Castle, are two sons, Robert, Jr., of Whitesboro and Clarence R. of Watertown; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Beach, of Whitesboro, mrs. Betty Felitto of Utica and Mrs. Joyce Moon of Glens Falls, a half-brother, Liss Kise of Louisa, KY and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Gendron, Clayville, Mass. Born at Georges Creek, KY, April 17, 1895, a son of Henry and Laurabell Maynard Castle, his first marriage was to Miss Pauline Travis, who died October 4, 1960. On June 14, 1963, he married Mrs. Ethel Call. Mr. Castle was a member of Sauquoit Lodge 150 F & AM and a member and past chief of Clayville Fire Department. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

FANNIN, Gemima (Lowe)

1899-1969

Louisa, Mrs. Jemima Lowe Fannin of Lowmansville, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Louisa Hospital. She was born Aug 31, 1899 at Lowmansville, a daughter of the late Jim and Calista Nelson Lowe. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at Mary Church at Charley by the Rev. Wilie Davis. Burial will be in the Chapel Churchyard. Survivors include her husband, Olena Fannin; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Caldwell, Louisa and Mrs. Earl Carter of Clarksburg, OH; five sons, John D. of Middletown, OH, Andrew of Catlettsburg, Arthur of Middletown, Ernest of Mansfield, OH, and Charlie Fannin of Ulysses; 39 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. The body will be taken from Curtright Funeral Home to the Jack Fannin place where friends may call today after 4 p.m. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

GILLUM, Bobby Donald

1960-1969

Bobby Donald Gillum, 9, Columbus, OH, son of Mrs. Virginia Castle Way and Donald Eugene Gillum, died Thursday evening, November 27, in Ramey nursing Home in Columbus after a long illness. He was born May 20, 1960 at Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Cordle and the Rev. Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his father, of Isonville, his mother of Columbus, 1 half brother, Raymond Allan Way, at home, his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Rufus Gillum, Isonville, and Mrs. Evelyn Cordle of Blaine. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the Cordle residence at Blaine and then to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 4 The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the Cordle residence at Blaine and then to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1969

 

HEWLETT, Horton B.

Horton B. Hewlett, 68, native of Louisa, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, following a short illness. A son of the late Rev. H. B. Hewlett, a circuit rider Methodist Church, and Jenny Wells Hewlett, he was a retired employee of a gas company, and resided in Prestonsburg. Funeral rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Prestonsburg, Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial will be made in Pine Hill cemetery. Survivors include the widow, and five children, Mrs. Virginia Fridley, don Hewlett of Gahanna, OH, Mary C. Davis, Kinston, MD, J. T. Hewlett, Lexington, and Mrs. Patricia Salisbury, of Martin, KY. The deceased is the last of the Rev. Hewlett children. Gene Hewlett of Louisa, postal clerk, is the only remaining nephew of the deceased in the Hewlett family. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

HEWLETT, J. L.

1878-1969

Colonel J. L.Hewlett, 91, of route 4, Louisa, a well-known citizen, succumbed Monday in a Columbus, OH hospital following a short illness.  A native of Lawrence County, he was born February 27, 1878, and was an only son of the late William and Mary Curnutte Hewlett, of the Blaine section of Lawrence County. He received his early education at Blaine under the tutelage of professor G. Milton Elam and began his career as a teacher in 1897. He followed that course intermittently until the age of 70, when he joined the ranks of retired teachers. In addition to teaching, he was a farmer and livestock dealer. The deceased was active in community and church affairs, serving as magistrate, 1929-33, in the Brushy, Blaine and Martha precincts. He had been a member of the Brushy Fork branch of the United Baptist Church since 1909 and served as a committeeman on the Lawrence County ASC program for 8 years. After moving to Louisa in 1944, he became active in the Myrtle's Chapel Church, teaching the Bible Class for several years. It was for his long useful life that he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by former Governor Bert T. Combs. He was married to Virgie Burton Hewlett in 1898, who preceded him in death in 1946. They were the parents of three children, the late Herbert Hewlett and the late Ella Jay Hewlett Swetnam. He later married Mrs. Ida Thompson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Luther Hewlett of Columbus; three grandchildren, Mrs. John Young of Winchester, KY, Mrs. Lee Robert Peterman of Edmore, MI and Mrs. Allen Williams of Louisville, KY and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home, with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery, Blaine. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

HURT, Thurston

1906-1969

Thurston Hurt, 63, prominent Lawrence County farmer died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday after an auto collision at Hager Hill; two miles south of Paintsville, KY. The two car wreck occurred at the junction of U. S. 23 and KY 1428, according to Trooper Kenneth DeBoard of the Pikeville post of Kentucky State Police, who investigated, said he was dead on arrival at a Paintsville hospital. Born October 6, 1906 at Gulnare, KY, he was a son of the late Garland and Laura Fraley Hurt, pioneer citizens, the deceased was owner of a farm on U.S. 23 north of Louisa, and a livestock dealer. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195, AF & AM at Louisa, W. O. Johnson Post 89 of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and was a Kentucky Colonel. A past president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, he ad attended Berea College. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Shirley Lawson Hurt; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred E. Werner of Bayport, NY, and Mrs. David Whites of Louisa; two sons, Major Thurston L. Hurt with the Air Force in Thailand and Robert P. Hurt of Tazewell, VA; a sister, Mrs. Mae Howard of Lexington, KY and two brothers, Joe Hurt of Harrodsburg, KY and Everett Hurt of Pikeville and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Lowell Langfeld officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

KENNEDY, James Harvey

1921-1969

James Harvey Kennedy, 48, of Webbville, died Thursday at 10:05 p.m. in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following a brief illness. Born August 15, 1921, at Pinch, WV, he was a son of Riley and Mattie Chafin Kennedy of Matewan, WV. He was a veteran of WW II and was employed by the Fraley Paving Co., at Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the smith chapel, Webbville, with the Rev. Ralph Butler officiating. Burial was in Smith cemetery there. Surviving in addition to the parents are his widow, Mrs. Sylvia Hicks Kennedy; four daughters, Sandra and Dee Kennedy of Columbus, and Barbara and Brenda Kennedy at home; two sons, Eddie and Christopher Kennedy at home; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Crawford of Richmond and Mrs. Bernice Fraley of Matewan; three brothers, Clell Kennedy of Williamson, WV, Riley Kennedy, Jr., of Columbus and Glenn Kennedy of Palmyra, VA and 3 grandchildren. The body was at the Malone Funeral Home, in Grayson. Big Sandy news, December 25, 1969

 

LEMASTER, Roscoe May

1887-1969

Roscoe May Lemaster, 82, of Ashland, KY, died at 10 a.m. Monday, December 15, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Flat Gap, he was born in May 1887, a son of the late Lewis and Jane Hamilton Lemaster. Mr. Lemaster moved to Ashland 18 months ago form Trona, CA. He was a retired electrician with the American Potash & Chemical Co., in Trona. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Carman Funeral home Chapel, Russell, with the Rev. John M. Sykes officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Surviving are a half-brother, Estill Lemaster of Flat Gap, a step-sister, Mrs. Culley Walters of San Antonio, TX and a nephew, Dr. H. G. Skaggs, Ashland with whom he resided. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

MAY, Johnnie

1911-1969

Johnnie May, 58, of Louisa, died Friday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Burt Hall and the Rev. Lee Snyder officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born October 16, 1911, at Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Fredonia Wellman May of Louisa, and the late Harry May. A veteran of World War II. he was employed as a painter and was a member of the Baptist Church. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mertie Compton and Miss Roberta May and two brothers, Fred and Robert D. May of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1969

 

MOORE, Emma (McComas)

1879-1969

Mrs. Emma McComas Moore, 90, formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday in Columbus, OH. She was born February 9, 1879, at Irad, a daughter of the late Granville and Mary Hinton McComas. She was the widow of Thomas Moore. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Carter Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Carter Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include 10 daughters, Mrs. Belva Boise, Columbus, Mrs. Charles Workman, Pinkerton, OH, Mrs. Elbert Crabtree, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Mary Prince, Obetz, OH, Mrs. Labe Newsome, Carroll, OH, Mrs. Harry Bowers of Columbus, Mrs. Oran Roberts, Urbana, OH, Mrs. Stroud Thompson and Mrs. Everett Carter, Louisa, and Mrs. Elbert Carter of Blaine; three sons, Wren Moore, James L. Moore and Stroud Moore, all of Carroll; 52 grandchildren, 114 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jake McComas and Huey McComas, both of Chillicothe, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Craig of Chillicothe and Mrs. Jesse Carter, Greenup. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

PACK, Charlie

1886-1969

Charlie Pack, 83, of Louisa, route 5, was found dead of natural causes Saturday afternoon near Rockcastle Creek. He had been missing from his home several days. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Friendship Church on Louisa route 5 with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Claude Horn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. A retired timberman and member of the United Baptist Church, he was born September 27, 1886, on Louisa, route 5. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include six sons, Dewey, Auxier, Elmer and Charlie Pack, Jr., all of Louisa, route 5, Ervin Pack of Flatwoods, KY and Glenn Pack of Columbus, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Endicott, Mrs. Zella McConuha and Mrs. Ellen Fitch, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lila Thornton and Verna Pack of Belfry, KY; a half brother, John Pack of Grey Eagle, WV, 54 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

REED, Willie

1909-1969

Willie Reed, 60, of Louisa, route 2, was dead on arrival Saturday at a Columbus, OH hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Favored United Baptist Church, route 2 with the Rev. Glen Arrowood and Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery on route 2. Born August 11, 1909, in Milo, KY, he was a son of the late Sherman and Amy Muncy Reed. A veteran of World War II. He was employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rinda Maynard Reed, a daughter, Mrs. Bob Branham of Ashland, KY; five sons, John Reed of Carey, OH, Willie Reed of Marion, OH, Phillip Lee Reed of Paintsville, KY James Frank Reed, at home and Conard Joseph Reed of Vandalia, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ova Ray of Tomahawk, KY and Mrs. Virginia Preston of Oklahoma City, OK. A brother, James Reed of Milo; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

SNYDER, Augustus Henry

1897-1969

Augustus Henry Snyder, 72, life-long resident of Louisa, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital after an extended illness. He was born November 19, 1897, the son of the late Augustus and Alva Burgess Snyder, pioneer settlers. He attended the University of Kentucky and was a retired field worker with the Kentucky Department of Welfare and a former accountant for Internal Revenue Service in Hazard, KY and a car dealer here for many years. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Lyma Adkins Snyder; a son, A. W. Snyder of Worthington, OH, a sister, Mrs. J.J. Jordan of Louisa and two grandchildren, Gussie and Don. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

SPARKS, Charles F.

1885-1969

Funeral rites for Charles F. Sparks, 84, of Martha, KY, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Lewis-Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook, KY with the Rev. Mr. Charles Vansant officiating. The deceased has been in failing health for some time, however, death came shortly after he entered a Paintsville hospital for a checkup. Mr. Sparks, a retired teacher and former supervisor at the Whitaker Glessner Steel Corporation in Portsmouth, OH, he was a son of the late Laban T. and Emily Lyon Sparks of Martha. He was a member of the Central Christian Church, Portsmouth. During his long years of teaching in the Lawrence County school system he was rated among the top teachers and was especially known for his knowledge of mathematics and grammar. After resigning from the school system, he and his late wife, Virgie, and family moved to Portsmouth where he remained until retirement. Since that time he has resided with a daughter, Mrs. Ottis Bailey and family at Martha. The following children in addition to Mrs. Bailey, survive: Bert Sparks, Akron, OH, Russell Sparks, Sacramento, CA, Lowell Sparks, Huntsville, AL, W. D. Sparks, Portsmouth, OH, Rev. Kenneth Sparks, Muskegon, MI, Mrs. William Bilby, Vienna, VA; two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Kazee of Martha and Mrs. Emory Fanning, Portsmouth; two brothers, M. E. Sparks and Paul Sparks, of Ashland, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

 

THOMPSON, Randy

Randy Thompson, infant son of James Millard and Hazel Hunt Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2, died Tuesday, December 2, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Thompson Cemetery at Fort Gay, route 2. Survivors in addition to the parents include two sisters, and three brothers at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thompson of Fort Gay , route 2 and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Parsons of Fort Gay, route 2. Arrangements were made under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

WEBB, William Taylor

1919-1969

William Taylor Webb, 50, of Louisa, route 1, died Wednesday, December 3, in an Ashland hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 17, 1919 in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of Clayton and Gracie Blevins Webb. A member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, he was employed by Semet-Solvay Division, Allied Chemical Corp., at Ashland. A veteran of World war II, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mae Cordle Webb; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Clendenin, Mrs. June Kirk and Mrs. Pauline Tarrey of West Virginia; three brothers, Paris Webb of Dayton, OH and Paul and Jimmie Webb of Cleveland, OH; two half-brothers, H. H. Webb of Portsmouth, OH and Reggie Webb. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

WELLMAN, Dave

1881-1969

Dave Wellman, 88, of Nolan, WV, died Sunday in a Williamson, WV hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. He was born November 22, 1881, on Route ?, Louisa, he was a son of the late Albert and Rachel Jarrell Wellman. A retired miner, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and Welch Lodge 158, IOOF. His wife, Martelia Hampton Wellman died in 1936. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Marcum; two sons, Pat and Dave Wellman, Jr., of Hensley, WV; a brother, John Wellman of Lavalette, WV, a stepson, Chester Wellman of Nolan; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1969

 

WOODS, Harlan Estill

1884-1969

Harlan Estill Woods, 85, of Stinson, KY, retired farmer, died Friday in Elmwood Nursing Home, Ashland, after a long illness. He was born February 11, 1884, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Henry and Rebecca Walters Woods. He was a member of Wilson Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Satterly-Phillips Funeral Home, Grayson, with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Ashland. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Riffe Woods; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Coburn, Louisa, Mrs. Kathleen Hammond, Webbville, and Mrs. Eloise Thornsbury, Ashland, one sons, William Hubert Woods, Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 25, 1969

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