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BARKER, Ethel (Bryant)

1909-1970

Mrs. Ethel Bryant Barker, 60, 513 Lackey Ave., died at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Louisa General Hospital after a one week illness. She was born May 9, 1909 at Cordell, a daughter of Mrs. Nora Young Bryant of Louisa and the late Jay Bryant. She was the widow of Jay Short and James Barker.  Survivors include her mother, a son, Leonard Short of Columbus, OH; three grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Bryant of Adams, Fred Bryant of Columbus, and Willie Bryant of Sandusky, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1970

 

BARTRAM, Della (Peters)

1894-1970

Mrs. Della Peters Bartram, 75, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Hill of Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Bartram Chapel on Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. James Morrison officiating. Burial was in Peters Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 2. Born February 4, `894 at Fort Gay, she had lived in Mansfield for 18 years. Her husband, Cecil Bartram, died in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hill; two sons, Homer G. Bartram of Mansfield and Donald Bartram of Indian river City, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Bartram at home, Mrs. James Wells of Burlington, NC, and Mrs. Elwood Raines of Fort Gay; three brothers, Charles and Noah Peters of Fort Gay and Jack Peters of Florida; eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangement were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

BELT, Mary (Large)

1901-1970

Mrs. Mary Belt, 68, of Route 1, Louisa, died Friday at her home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Born December 19,1901, on Route 1, Webbville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Louise Adams Large. Survivors include the husband, Robert M. Belt; a daughter, Mrs. R. W. Burgess of Richardson, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Miranda Adams of Louisa and Mrs. Ella Daniels of Columbus, OH, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

BUSSEY, Freeman (Sigman)

Freeman (Sigman) Bussey, a native Louisan, passed away December 30, 1969 in Portland, OR. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 2 at 11 a.m. from the Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial was in Olivet Cemetery, San Francisco, CA. He was a son of the late Dr. J. C. and Julia Isaac Bussey. Survivors, other than his widow, include a sister, Mrs. Christine Bussey Justice of St. Petersburg, FL. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

COBURN, Charlie

1901-1970

Charlie Coburn, 68, of Louisa, Route 4, died Friday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church, this county, with the Rev. Everett Kiger and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery on Route 4.  A retired farmer, he was born June 4, 1901, on Route 4, a son of the late Frank and Julie Carroll Coburn. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Pauline Woods Coburn; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Carter of Huntington, two sons, Frank and Charles Coburn, and three foster children, Elbert Fannin and James and Alberta Prince, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Bentley of Webbville, KY, Route 1, Mrs. Bertie White of Catlettsburg, Route 1, Mrs. Frank S. Seases of Dwale, KY, Mrs. Lowman Bush of Louisa and Mrs. Cecil White of Catlettsburg, Route 5; two brothers, Dennis Coburn of Louisa, Route 4 and Frank Coburn of Bomer, WV; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

COMBS, Mrs. W. E.

Mrs. W. E. Combs, 92, died Tuesday, at 2:40 a.m. in the Harrodsburg, (KY) Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. from the Ebenezer Church of Christ. The body is at the Ransdell Funeral Home there. She is the mother of Mrs. R. P. Reid, of Louisa, and is well known and beloved here. Details of arrangements were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1970

 

COOKSEY, Kay

Kay Cooksey, 74, of Wayne, WV, died Thursday, Jan 8 in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne with the Rev. Paul Mullens officiating. Burial was in the Spurlock Cemetery there. Born in Lawrence Co., KY, he was a son of the late Grant and Patsy Combs Cooksey. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Spurlock United Methodist Church near Wayne. Survivors include a son, Bruce Cooksey of Hitchins, KY, a stepson, Donald Ross of Huntington, six brothers, Heston and Jay Cooksey, of Louisa, John Cooksey of Logan, WV, Roland Cooksey of Huntington, Willard Cooksey of Dennis, KY and Bert Cooksey of Baker, KY, four sisters, Mrs. Noldin Vanhorn of Dennis, Mrs. Grace  Stozkie of Hitchins, Mrs. Esta Hall and Mrs. Virgie Pennington, of Louisa and one grandchild and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1970

 

CRUTCHER, Jean (Reynolds)

1875-1970

Mrs. Jean Reynolds Crutcher, 95, passed away Thursday, January 22, at her home in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted from the Reger Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday in Huntington. Burial followed in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Born in Wayne Co., WV in 1875, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Sylas and Elizabeth Wellman Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Crutcher and a daughter, Laura. Survivors include a daughter, Lucy, a retired school teacher, and one son, James Crutcher, and two grandchildren, all of Huntington. She lived in Louisa and was an active member of the First Baptist Church and has many friends and relatives here. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

FANNIN, Perlina (Scott)

1874-1969

Mrs. Perlina Scott Fannin, 95, of Louisa, Route 4, died Sunday, Dec 21, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 24, from the Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 4, with the Rev. Grant Raines and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born Sep 26, 1874, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Arminta Stratton Scott. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include five granddaughters, Mrs. Marie Kokiko and Mrs. Ida Cassady of Galleon, OH, Mrs. Nancy Fitzgerald of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Betty Salyers of Bluefield, VA and Mrs. Alice Henson of Louisa Star Route; two grandsons, John and Marvin Scott of Louisa Route 4 and 19 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1970

 

FERGUSON, J. Thurman

1880-1970

Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 19,1970 for Elder J. Thurman Ferguson, 89, who died Friday, January 16, 1970 in a local hospital after an illness of several months. He is a former pastor of the Old Blaine Union United Baptist Church at Martha. Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, J.T. Bailey and Cullie Sparks officiated at the services in the United Baptist Church at Paintsville.  Burial was in the B.R. Hamilton Cemetery at Red Bush with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Born at Red Bush on December 16, 1880, he was the son of the late Elder James P. and Cynthia Lemaster Ferguson.  A lifelong resident of Red Bush, he was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Hall Ferguson; five sons, Elder Buell Ferguson of Hi Hat, W. H. Bill Ferguson of Red Bush, James P. and Drew Ferguson, address unknown, and Orville Ferguson of River Rouge, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Hamilton of River Rouge, Mich.; twenty-nine grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

FUGATE, Shirley

Shirley Fugate, 66, of Harold, KY, died Saturday at his home after a short illness. Funeral service were conducted at 11 a.m. from the Little Sarah Regular Baptist Church at Mullins, KY with the Rev. Grover Adkins and Rev. Luther Conn officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY. Born in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Millard and Katherine Patrick Fugate. A retired mine foreman, he was a member of the Regular Baptist church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Stella Lowe Fugate; two brothers, William (Bill) Fugate and Sampson Fugate of Louisa, and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Mullins of Drift, KY, and Mrs. Goldie York of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of J. W. Call Funeral Home, Pikeville, KY. Big Sandy News, Janaury 29, 1970

 

HALE, Thomas

1921-1970

Thomas Hale, 48, of Louisa, Route 1, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ash Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Born Sep 7, 1921, at Louisa, he was a son of Clarence Hale of Louise, Route 1 and the late Mattie Ash Hale. In addition to the father, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nora Holbrook of Louisa, Route 1, and two brothers, Doug and Ira Hale of Louisa, Route 1. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1970

 

HORTON, William Lewis

William Lewis Horton, 75, retired postmaster, scion of an early Carter County family, and long active in civic affairs at Grayson, died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was currently a director of Commercial Bank of Grayson and secretary-treasurer of Kentucky Christian College. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from Malone Funeral Home with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. He was well known in Louisa and Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1970

 

JOHNS, Georgia

Funeral rites were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home for one of Louisa's highly esteemed citizens, Mrs. Georgia Johns. The ninety-three year old native was claimed Friday in a Johnson County Rest Home following an extended illness. Rev. Cecil Hill, of Proctorville, OH and Rev. Gallie Isaac, Louisa, officiated. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Louisa's oldest colored citizen, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Johns in 1935, also a son, Homer Burgess. Survivors include a son, Ellis Johns, of Louisa; two grandchildren, Georgiana Burgess of Louisa and Homer Burgess, Jr. of Wyandanch, NY, also a great-great grandchild of New York; a foster brother, Lewis Clark of Cincinnati. The Isaac Park choir sang favorite old hymns of the deceased, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "Precious Lord", and I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone". The deceased was a member of St. James AME Church. She had great faith in God and often was called upon to administer to her host of friends, reading the Bible and praying for them. On her 84th birthday when friends gathered to help her celebrate, she was quoted saying, when asked after the loss of an eye if it affected her vision very much--"No, the Lord just gave me more vision in the other eye". Mrs. Johns, orphaned when she was eight days of age, was reared by an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Clark. She again was quoted saying--"when I became a Christian Christ told me he would be my father and help me in times of need. I took Him at His word. He has never failed me." This information was supplied by Mrs. Emmagene Burgess a daughter in law of the deceased and was taken from clipping in her scrapbook. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

JONES, Blanche (Preston)

1895-1970

Mrs. Blanche Preston Jones, 73, of 832 Carter Ave., a columnist for The Daily Independent, treasurer of the National Poetry Society, and founder of the Eastern Kentucky Poetry Society, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday (December 31, 1969) in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 8, 1896, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late John Gregory and Nevada P. Preston.  Her husband, Carlisle Jones, preceded her in death in 1956.  She had resided in Ashland for 50 years. Surviving are a son, Thomas Carlisle Jones of Cincinnati; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Lipsitz and Mrs. Donald Brewer, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Fred Grossell, Jr., of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Kelley of Louisa Mrs. Cecil Mitchell of Georges Creek, and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. E. L. Tullis.  Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1970

 

 

 

JORDAN, Chester

1891-1969

Chester Jordan, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday en route to a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted a 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Eloise. Born Feb 20, 1891 at Clifford, KY, he was a son of the late Caanan and Mary Adkins Jordan. He was a member of Lodge 882, A. F. & A. M., Warfield, KY. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gertrude McKenzie Jordan, two daughters, Mrs. Richard Cramer of San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Elmer Nelson of Rapid City, SD; two sons, Claude Edward Jordan of Williamson, WV and James Woodrow Jordan, of Pensacola, FL; a stepson, James E. Collingsworth of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Tennessee Blevins of Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Lula Baker of Waynesville, OH, and Mrs. Mary Perry of Kermit; a brother, William H. Jordan; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 1, 1970  (Note: date of death is Dec 28, 1969)

 

KECK, John A.

1914-1970

John A. Keck, 55, of Grayson, a former Kentucky Highway Commissioner, died Friday at his birthplace, Worthington, IN, after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Church of Christ, Grayson, with the pastor, Rev. David Williams and Dr. Adron Doran, president of Morehead State University, officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Grayson. He was well-known in Lawrence County where he was associated during his years as highway commissioner. Mr. Keck also served as circuit judge of the Carter-Elliott-Morgan County Judicial District for two terms (1952-63) and was a former Elliott County Attorney. Before becoming state highway commissioner in the administration of Gov. Earl Clements, Mr. Keck served as rural highway commissioner for the state. He practiced law in Grayson from 1963 until his sudden death. He was a current member of the Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Executive Committee and a former member of the Board of Regents of Morehead State University. Born April 14, 1914, he was a son of Mrs. Mabel Freeman Keck of Grayson and the late John Floyd Keck. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Katherine Masters Keck; and two sons, John M. Keck of Marietta, OH and Jack Keck of Morehead. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

MCDOWELL, Martha Helen (Moore)

1888-1970

Mrs. Martha Helen McDowell, 81, of 754 W. 5th Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at a Huntington hospital Thursday night, January 22. She was born March 1, 1888, at Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Moore. She was a member of the Thirteenth Street Tabernacle, Huntington. Survivors include the husband, Fred McDowell; a son, Luther Richard McDowell of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wellman and Mrs. Amanda Ingram of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Nora Payne of Huntington and Mrs. Mary Belcher of Logan, WV; two grandchildren, a great grandchild and one great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

MOUNTS, Bronson

1913-1969

Bronson H. Mounts, 56, brother of Mrs. Fern Mounts, Cotterman, West Union, OH, died Thursday, Dec 11, 1969 at his home at Loveland, OH. Surviving in addition to his sister are his wife, Mrs. Geneva DeWitt Mounts, three sons, Bronson, Jr., and David both at home, and Mark of Reading, OH; his mother, Mrs. Virginia Ferrell Mounts Allison of South Charleston, Route 1, five brothers, Swanson of Waverly, OH, Jack, Quenton and Wilbur, all of Springfield, and Lucian, of South Vienna, and one grandchild.  Services were held Sunday, Dec 14, at Botkins Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial was in the Waverly Evergreen Cemetery.  Big Sandy News, January 1, 1970

 

OSBORNE, Marie (McKenzie)

1907-1969

Marie Osborne, 61, died Thursday, Dec 25 in Wyandotte, MI of an apparent heart attack. Born July 10, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Jane Spencer McKenzie, of Lawrence County. Survivors include her husband, Bob Osborne, a daughter, Madalene of Wyandotte; two sons, Bill Earl Osborne, of Portsmouth, OH, and Walter Osborne of Ecorse, MI. Funeral services were conducted Dec 29 from the Exopex Funeral Home, Wyandotte, with the Rev. Lonnie England officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McKenzie, brother and sister in law of the deceased, of Louisa, attended the funeral services in Wyandotte. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1970

 

PALM, Beatrice A. (Adams)

1921-1970

Beatrice A. Palm, 48, of 1077 Sunshine St., Circleville, OH, died at Smith Nursing Home there at 10 a.m. Friday following a lengthy illness. Born Sep 26, 1921, at Irad, Lawrence co., KY, she was the daughter of David Adams, and the late Georgia Wellman Adams. She was a bookkeeper for Peetito Appliance Store. Survivors include her husband, Fred E. Palm; one son, Sgt. Thomas J. Palm, stationed in Vietnam with the Air Force; her father, and step mother, Mrs. Ruby Adams, both of Kingston, OH; one brother, David Adams, Jr. of Columbus, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Immell, Route 4, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Marie Kerns, of Kingston, Mrs. Ruth Lingo, of Cedar Heights Road, Circleville. Requiem mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. George Buchman officiating. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

PORTER, Maude (Rice)

1882-1970

Mrs. Maude Porter, 87, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Tuesday, January 20, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ben Copley of Fort Gay, Route 1. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church at Fort Gay Route 2 with the Rev. Berman Willis of Kenova officiating. Burial was in Napier Cemetery at Radnor, WV. Born October 10, 1882, in Wayne Co., WV, she was a daughter of the late Taylor and Elizabeth Frazier Rice. She was the widow of Albert Porter. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Copley include two daughters, Mrs. Erskin Ferris of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Betty Ferris of Radnor; four sons, Paul Porter of Salem, VA, James Porter of Trenton, OH, and Clyde and Erkin Porter of Radnor; a sister, Mrs. Alfred Napier of Kenova; two brothers, David Rice of Genoa, WV and Harry Rice of Radnor, and 31 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

PRESLEY, John

1896-1970

John Presley, 73, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Presley Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. Born at Louisa, July 16, 1896, he was a son of the late William and Martha McCormick Presley. A retired steel worker, he had formerly worked for the Buckeye Steel Co. of Columbus, OH. A member of the United Baptist Church, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ida Ball Presley; six daughters, Mrs. Clyde Peck, Mrs. George Diamond, Mrs. Kenneth Maynard, Mrs. Bill Saunders, Mrs. James Marcum and Mrs. Elzie Bowen, all of Columbus, OH; six sons, Jack Presley at home, Harmie Presley of Fort Gay, Herman and Milton Presley of Columbus, Clyde Presley of Huntington, Paul Presley of Prichard, 43 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

RAINES, Grant C.

1915-1970

The Rev. Grant C. Raines, ??, of Fort Gay, route 2, died ?? in a Huntington hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bartram Chapel at Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Frank Maddings and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery at Fort Gay Route 2. Graveside services were conducted by Vinson Lodge, F & A.M. of which he was a member. Born at Fort Gay, Sep 26, 1915, he was a son of Charles Raines of Fort Gay, Route 2 and the late Rebecca Lynch Raines. He was a member and minister of the Free Will Baptist church. A carpenter, he was employed by the Becilla and Grogan Construction Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alice Collins Raines; three daughters, Mrs. Landon Walker and Mrs. Robert Rove of Rittman, OH and Diana Lynn Raines, at home; three sons, Elmer Ray Raines of Huntington and John Wesley and Grant Raines, Jr. of Fort Gay, Route 2; five sisters, Mrs. Don Young of Akron, OH, Mrs. Marian Collins of Huntington, Mrs. Henry Jackson and Mrs. Mike Campbell of Fort Gay and Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Rittman; a brother, Jack Raines of Huntington, and 12 grandchildren. The body is taken to the home from the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1970

 

SPARKS, Mary Lou (Miller)

1890-1970

Mrs. Mary Lou Sparks, 79, a native of Martha, Lawrence Co., KY formerly of Ashland, and now of Ironton, OH, who died Friday in an Ironton hospital after a long illness was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park following services at 1 p.m. Monday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Jennings Deeds, officiating. Born March 7, 1890, at Martha, she was a daughter of the late William and Louise Gambill Miller. She lived in Ironton 22 years. Her husband, E. W. Sparks, died in 1966. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the White Shrine, both in Ashland. Surviving are three sons, Eugene and Russell Sparks, both of Ironton and Vernon Sparks of Detroit, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Ned Rudd of Ashland, and Mrs. Nina Holt and Mrs. Bernard Smith, both of Ironton; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Twedt of Hollywood, CA; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Eastern Star Rites were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

STEVENS, Carl D.

1969-1970

Carl D. Stevens, infant son of Andrew and Louisa Rachel Bailey Stevens of Louisa Route 5, died Saturday at the home after a short illness. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bowen Cemetery on Route 5 with the Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Born at Louisa, Oct 19, 1969, he is survived by four sisters, Mary, Fannie, Lula, Verta Stevens and three brothers, Hon, Andy and Bennie Stevens, at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

WEBB, Bradford

1932-1970

Bradford Webb, 37, of Louisa, Star Route, died Tuesday, Jan 13, at his home after a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Dennis Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Dennis. Born Dec 26, 1932, at Dennis, he was a son of the late Henry and Connie Scruggs Webb. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Eunice McComas of Prichard, WV, Mrs. William King of Creston, OH, Mrs. Madge Wilson of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Mildred Webb of Portsmouth, OH, and Miss Alta Marie Webb, at home; five brothers, Everett, Hager, and Leonard Webb, at home, Phillip Webb of Fort Worth, TX, and Mason Webb of Elyria, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1970

 

WORKMAN, William

1875-1970

William Workman, 94, of Louisa, KY, died Wednesday, Jan 7, in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born Sep 12, 1875 at Torchlight, KY, he was a son of the late James and Sarah Little Workman. A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. His wife, Virgie Workman, died in 1965. Survivors include five sons, Fred Workman of Huntington, James, Jay and Carl Workman of Columbus, OH, William Workman, Jr., of Buena Park, CA, five daughters, Mrs. Cecil Brooks of Roseville, MI, Mrs. Grady Mullins of Ecorse, MI, Mrs. Carl H. Brown of Columbus, IN, Mrs. Jack Richmond of Columbus, and Mrs. John Burton of Colorado Springs, CO; 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1970

 

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AUSTIN, Cynthia (Curnette)

1880-1970

Mrs. Cynthia Austin, 89, of Fallsburg, KY, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Curnette Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Born Nov 19, 1880, on route 4, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Eliza Jane Fuller Curnette. Her husband, John Calvin Austin, died in 1964. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard Diamond of Fallsburg and Mrs. Ella Johnson of Huntington; a son Ernest Austin of Jamestown, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mergie Stoke of Pana, IL; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

BILLUPS, Mildred (Plymale)

1912-1970

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Plymale Billups, 57, a beloved teacher of Fort Gay, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church, where she had been a member 20 years by Rev. Paul Hutchison. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. A teacher in the Wayne County school system for 30 years, she died Wednesday, February 11, in a Huntington hospital. She was the wife of Dudley Billups, former principal of Fort Gay High School and a long time coach and teacher in the school system. She was born September 9, 1912, on Buffalo Creek in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Carrie Johnson Plymale. she was active in church and community affairs. Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two sons, Carl Dudley Billups of Columbus, OH and Joe Mike Billups of Panama City, FL; two grandchildren, Monica Lynn Billups of Columbus and Joseph Scott Billups of Panama City, and a sister, Mrs. Sam Pinson of Buffalo Creek. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Pallbearers were William and Frank Ailiff, Sam Hubbard, Wye Wellman, Clarence Spencer, Honorary: Fred Dean and Edgar Lycan. The Fort Gay High School Chorus sang favorite family hymns, "In The Garden", "Whispering Hope", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." Big Sandy News, February 19, 1970

 

 

BROWN, Elijah B.

1890-1970

The funeral of Mr. Elijah B. Brown, well-known Prestonsburg, KY businessman, was held at the Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. W. D. Jaggers, the Rev. B. Blankenship, and the Rev. J. Miller officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY January 7. Mr. Brown had been ill for the past two years and died in a Prestonsburg hospital a week after he had a stroke. He was a son of the late Maria Jane Auxier Brown and Hezikah Brown. He was born December 26,1890 in Lawrence County and lived most of his life in Lawrence and Johnson Counties. After his marriage to Blanche Hensley he moved to Prestonsburg. Mr. Brown was the ninth of 10 children. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Blanche H. Brown and two sisters, Mrs. Jess Daniels of River, KY and Mrs. Nora L. Haws, who is now in Milledgeville, GA. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

BURKE, Edward

1903-1970

The Rev. Edward Burke, 66, of Mazie, KY, died Thursday, January 29, in a Portsmouth, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha, KY by Herbert Phillips, Richard Barker and Cortney Skaggs, ministers. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery at Crockett, KY. Born September 16, 1903, he was a son of the late Mahlon and Eliza Mitchell Burke. A minister for 42 years, he was a member of the Regular Baptist Church and a retired construction worker. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Burke; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Mullins of Lake Orin, MI; five brothers, Sen. Francis M. Burke of Pikeville, KY, William Burke of South Shore, KY, Wayne Burke of Wayne, MI, Heber Burke of Wheelersburg, OH, and Franklin Burke of Wheelwright, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Pearl Addington of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Dixie Bates and Mrs. Bury Little of Virgie, KY. The body was taken to the Mazie Church from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook, KY. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

EKERS, Homer

1903-1970

Homer Ekers, 66, Columbus, OH, formerly of Fallsburg, KY, died Saturday evening in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Ekers was born October 31, 1903, a son of the late John H. and Virginia Collinsworth Ekers of Fallsburg. A former school teacher, he also was a retired employee of the federal government engineering service. Mr. Ekers was a member of Columbus Masonic Lodge 30, F & A.M. and the Scottish Rite. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mae Short Ekers; a sister, Mrs. E. B. Compston of Columbus, and three brothers, J. A. , Drew, and J. Ekers, all of Columbus. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek with members of Greenhill Masonic Lodge 521 officiating. The Miller Funeral Home of Ashland was in charge of the funeral rites. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1970

 

FITCH, Belle (Osborne)

1891-1970

Mrs. Belle Osborne Fitch died Tuesday, February 3, at Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville, KY after an illness of two years. She was 79 years of age and the daughter of the late Harrison and Kathern Moore Osborne, of Richardson, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday February 6 from the Methodist Church at Richardson, with Rev. Cully Hager officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Surviving in addition to her husband, Charlie Fith, are two sons, Willis Fitch, of Logan, WV, and Billie Fitch of Dayton, OH; one daughter, Reva VanHoose of Urbana, OH. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Prince and one brother, Milton Osborne, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1970

 

FRALEY, Albert

1881-1970

Albert Fraley, 89, Route 1, Fort Gay, died early Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Fraley was born at East Lynn, WV, May 6, 1881, a son of the late Marion and Vastie Parsons Fraley. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. Sambo Damron officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. His wife, Effie Mae Sammons Fraley, died in 1968. Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. Rex Perry and Mrs. Ted Hanshaw, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ennis Robertson of Westerville, OH, Mrs. John Kirk of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Wallace Hanshaw of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Otto Hammond of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Jones of Kenova, and Mrs. Rita Burchett, both of Columbus and Mrs. James A. Cove of Glen Bernie, MD; five sons, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, WV, Onda Baldridge of Princeton, WV, John D. Fraley of Grove City, OH, Leon Fraley of Fort Richard, Alaska, and Boyce Fraley of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Delphia Lowe of Cleveland, Mrs. Wesley Crabtree of Huntington; and Mrs. Blanche VanHoose of Ironton; a brother, Milton Fraley of Huntington; 63 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1970

 

FRAZIER, Dr. Samuel Z.

Dr. Samuel Z. (Sam Dock) Frazier died Sunday in Lemesa, TX. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday and interment made there. A native of Clifford, KY, he was a former principal of the Louisa Elementary School and former postmaster at Clifford. He was 71 years old and had resided in Lemesa for many years where he had practiced medicine. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1970

 

FRAZIER, Sam Z.

1898-1970

Dr. Sam Z. Frazier, a pioneer not only in his profession but also in the growth of his community, died late Sunday night, February 8, at Lamesa's (Texas) Medical Arts Hospital, an institution which came into being largely because of his own tireless efforts aimed at improving local medical facilities and services. The prominent, 71 year old physician died following an illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church (Lamesa) Tuesday, February 10, with Dr. George Worrell, pastor, and the Rev. Walter Horn, minister at Lamesa's First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Lamesa Memorial Park under direction of Branon Funeral Home. Dr. Frazier had suffered a heart attack while in El Paso in early November, but he had made sufficient recovery to come home and resume normal activities soon thereafter. In early January, however, again on a trip to El Paso, he suffered a severe stroke and his condition continued to deteriorate until his death. He was returned to Medical Arts Hospital there from El Paso on February 5 where he had been hospitalized since suffering the stroke.

 

Widely known as a general practitioner and surgeon, Dr. Frazier went to Dawson County, TX after receiving his degree from a Louisville, KY medical school and serving his internship at Louisville City Hospital. Soon after completing his internship, he set out for Clayton, NM to join a colleague there as a partner in his general practice. On his way to Clayton, however, he was detoured through Lamesa and decided to establish his practice there instead. After setting up in an office in the old First National Bank building on N. 1st Street. Dr. Frazier then moved to another location at N. 1st Street and  Houston Ave.. In 1941, he purchased the Loveless-Bennett Hospital on S. 1st Street and named it Lamesa General Hospital.

 

Expanding it into a 42 bed facility, the doctor also constructed an adjoining clinic. There during the years from 1941 through 1957 he had a number of associates in the hospital and clinic until the county built Medical Arts Hospital in 1958. A strong supporter of the new hospital, Frazier and several associates constructed the Medical Arts Clinic immediately south of the new facility where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1965. A keen sports enthusiast, Dr. Frazier made an annual pilgrimage to home state of Kentucky for the running of the Kentucky Derby each May. Although his interests encompassed all areas of sports, the doctor's main object of interest while practicing in Lamesa was baseball, and he could be found in a front row box at all home games of the Lamesa Loboes of the West Texas-New Mexico League when the team flourished there during the 1940's.

 

His love for the sport and for the local team, in fact, led to his purchase of the club in 1946 in order to fulfill a desire to see professional baseball stay alive in Lamesa. A long time financial supporter of the team, he purchased the team outright to save it from dissolution, and operated it through a highly successful 1947 season when the Loboes finished high in the playoffs. He sold his interest in the club in 1948 but continued his support of the team as a spectator and contributor in time of need.

 

Born Samuel Zatoo Frazier, Jr., on April 17, 1898 in Kentucky, the doctor was education in that state's public schools prior to his entrance into medical school in Louisville. At the time of his death, he had been a resident of Lamesa 37 years and lived at 201 Juniper Drive. A member of the Lamesa Masonic Lodge 909, he was also a 32nd Degree Mason in the El Paso Consistory of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the United Baptist Church in his home state for 57 years. Survivors include his widow, LaNelle; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Robinson of Odessa; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carl Crumb of DeLand, FL and a nephew, Dr. Norman Staker of Lamesa. He was a son of the late Dr. Sam Z. and Fannie Ellen Bartram Frazier of Clifford, KY. He has several nephews and nieces who live here. Reprinted from the Lamesa Press-Reporter, February 12, 1970. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1970

 

HOWELL, Henry

1890-1970

Henry Howell, 79, of Louisa, Route 4, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Clarence McCallister officiating. Burial was in the Howell Cemetery at Glenwood, KY. Born at Glenwood, December 22, 1890, he was a son of the late William and Lydia Howell. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Iona Howell; a daughter Mrs. Russell Wells of Louisa; four sons, Henry Garland Howell of Ashland, George Norman Howell of Route 4 Louisa, Hager Howell of Columbus, OH and William Ernest Howell of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Hammond and Miss Emma Howell of Route 4, Louisa; two brothers, Fred Howell of Route 4, Louisa, and Alex Howell of ???, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1970

 

KITCHEN, Nellie (Cooksey)

1890-1970

Mrs. Nellie Kitchen, 79, of Louisa, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, in a local hospital. She was born August 4, 1890, at Dennis, a daughter of the late Jerry and Jane Mullins Cooksey. She was the widow of John F. Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Newcomb Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert Cassidy, Detroit, Mrs. James L. Hutchinson, Birch River, WV, Mrs. Charles Wells and Miss Rosie Kitchen, Louisa, Mrs. Elmer Salyers, Rush; one son, Robert Kitchen, Detroit; one brother, Dennis Cooksey, Louisa; 17 grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

MUNCY, Drewie

1913-1970

Drewie Muncy, 56, of Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Friday. He was formerly of Inez, KY. Funeral services were conducted a 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. He was born at Pilgrim, KY, March 16, 1913, a son of the late Isaac and Della Harmon Muncy. He was a retired electrician for the Burning Fork Coal Co. at Kermit, a member of the United Baptist Church and Louisa Lodge 270, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A World War II veteran, he was a member of the Louisa chapters of the VFW and DAV and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louise Davis Muncy; a son, Samuel David Muncy, at home; a foster son, Albert Davis, Jr., of Dayton, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Webb of Lovely, KY, Mrs. John Snowden of Seattle, WA, Mrs. Joe Johnson of Huntington and Mrs. Henry Blackburn of Warfield, KY. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1970

 

PARSLEY, John Crittenden

1900-1970

John Crittenden Parsley, 69, of Louisa, was dead on arrival Thursday, January 29 at a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church at Warfield, KY with the Rev. Jimmy Grayson and the Rev. Haskel Horn officiating. Burial was in the Warfield Cemetery. Born February 13, 1900, at Inez, he was a son of the late John and Drusilla Calhoun Parsley. He was self-employed as a shoe repairman at Louisa. A member of the Baptist Church he was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ivory Mae Parsley; three brothers, Oxford Parsley of Inez, Allen Parsley of Huntington, Alex Parsley of Warfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Mollett of Warfield, Mrs. Price McGlone of Kenova and Mrs. Odessa Vaughters of Friendship, OH. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Mollett from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

PFOST, Louise (Crank)

1912-1970

Mrs. Louise Pfost, 57, of Route 4, Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Born Nov 29, 1912 at Yatesville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Mary Booth Crank. Survivors include the husband, John Pfost, a daughter, Mrs. Millard Walker of Route 4, Louisa, a son, John Paul Pfost, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Tony Kirk of Louisa and Mrs. Chilt Holbrook of Route 4, Louisa; two brothers, Dan Crank of Piqua, OH and Burt Crank of Fairborn, OH and two grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1970

 

ROBINETTE, John

1881-1970

John Robinette, 88, of Route 1, Louisa, died Sunday at an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robinette Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Born September 20, 1881, near Louisa, he was a son of the late Fleming and Elizabeth Dooley Robinette. His wife, Mrs. Sadie Thompson Robinette, preceded him in death. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ollie Ellis of Columbus, OH, Mrs. W. L. Rice of Haverhill, OH, Mrs. James Chapman of Raceland, KY, and Mrs. Robert Holley of Route 1 Louisa; three sons, Thomas and John J. Robinette of Columbus, and James Robinette of Route 1 Louisa; two brothers, Milt and Lindsey Robinette of Route 1, Louisa, and 43 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1970

 

SEMELSBERGER, Fay (Smith)

Mrs. Fay Semelsberger, 66, of 948 Davis Street, Akron, OH, died Monday, February 16, in St. Thomas Hospital after a brief illness. Born on Route 4, Louisa, KY, she had been an Akron resident 45 years. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She leaves four brothers, Hobert Smith, Ashland, KY, Fred and Homer Smith, both of Louisa and Watson Smith, Scottsdale, PA, five sisters, Mrs. Eva Porterfield, Akron, Mrs. Martha Savage, Mrs. Clyde Smith and Mrs. Ike Fannin, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Rose Emmons, Elkhart, IN. Arrangements were made by the Hummel Funeral Home, Akron. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1970

 

SHANNON, James Lee

1897-1970

James Lee Shannon, 72, of Drift, KY, died Friday in the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville. He was born Nov 29, 1897 in Louisa, a son of the late Harve and Molly Carpenter Shannon. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gussie Mosley Shannon; a son, Charles Shannon, with the United States Air Force in Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Mrs. Mollie Sue Fraley and Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Frank, both of Pikeville; four brothers, Denver, Ted, and Jeff Shannon, all of Drift, and Billy Shannon of Hampton, VA; and four sisters, Mrs. Susie Fraley of Detroit, Mrs. Myrtle Bellamy of Weeksbury, Mrs. Sally Hall of Detroit, and Mrs. Erma Cox of Louisa. He was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church by Regular Baptist ministers. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1970

 

SHORT, Evalena (Thompson)

1906-1970

Mrs. Evalena Thompson Short, 63, of Louisa, Route 3, died Wednesday, January 28, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Yatesville Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery near the church. Born at Dennis, KY, July 16, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Mart and Laura Chadwick Thompson. Her husband, Robert Short, died in 1969. A member of the United Methodist Church, she is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Harry Damron of Morehead, and Mrs. Charles Fyffe of Louisa; three sons, Carl Short, Route 3, Louisa, Kermit Short, Ashland, and Billy Ray Short, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Edra Thompson, Mrs. John Chaffin and Mrs. Grace Burchett of Louisa, Route 3, two brothers, Balton Thompson of Ashville, OH and Sim Thompson of Ashland and four grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1970

 

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BURTON, Monie (Fraley)

1902-1970

Mrs. Monie Fraley Burton, 67, of Ulysses, KY died Thursday, February 26, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Adams, KY. Born March 26, 1902, she was a daughter of Mrs. Rhoda Payne Fraley of Adams, and the late James Fraley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dimple Edwards, of Louisa, Mrs. Nona Herndon of Blythe, CA; a son, Maj. John E. Burton of Colorado Springs, CO; four sisters, Mrs. Lula B. Wellman of Fort Gay, Route 1, Mrs. Thelma Ryland of Fort Gay, Mrs. Edna Leverette of Louisa and Miss Connie Fraley of Urbana, OH; three brothers, Donald Fraley of Fort Gay Route 1, and James E. and John I. Fraley, of Adams. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

CARTER, Burgess

Funeral rites for Dr. Burgess Carter, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. Leslie Rogers, former pastors of the Louisa United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery, around 4 p.m. Friday. The Curtright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The body is at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville where friends may call. Dr. Carter, a native Louisan, succumbed Tuesday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. He was a son of the late Attorney Al Carter and Belle Burgess Carter. The deceased, a brother of Dr. Philip Carter of Louisa, owned and operated the Paintsville Clinic prior to his illness. Other survivors include the widow and three children, and a sister, Mrs. William Woods of New Holland, OH. Details were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

CECIL, Taylor (Ted)

1904-1970

Taylor (Ted) Cecil, 65, of Point Section, Louisa, died Thursday, March 12, at a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born at Betsy Layne, KY, October 4, 1904, he was a son of the late James and Louise Williamson Cecil. He was a retired painter, having been employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., He was a member of Apperson Lodge, No. 195 F & A.M.  who conducted Masonic rites Saturday evening at the Heston Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Stansbury Cecil; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Justice of Route 5, Louisa, three sisters,  Mrs. Minnie Woods of Huntington, Mrs. Lillie Northup of Yazoo City, Miss., and Mrs. Fannie Reliford of Lancaster, OH; a brother, N. L. Cecil of Wenatchee, WA; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1970

 

CHAFFIN, Noah

1876-1970

Noah Chaffin, 94, of Louisa, died Thursday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Born January 13, 1876, on Route 3, Louisa, he was a son of the late John and Harriet Goins Chaffin. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include seven daughters, Pearl, Laura, and Eliza Chaffin, at home; Mrs. Nola Lawson and Cora Chaffin of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Bertha Chaffin of East Liverpool, OH, and Mrs. hazel May of Cincinnati, OH; five sons, Lum Chaffin of Route 1, Webbville, Philip, Luther and Stanley Chaffin of Route 3, Louisa, and Lindsey Chaffin of Route 1, Catlettsburg, and 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

 

EDWARDS, George

George Edwards, of Lowmansville, KY, died Friday in a Paintsville nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Hanah cemetery at Lowmansville. He was a son of the late Ulysses  and Elitha VanHoose Edwards and was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nolda Charles Edwards, three daughters, Mrs. Ershel Castle, Lowmansville, Mr. Everette Lyons, Charley, KY and Mrs. Liss Patrick of Sandusky, OH; a son, Ulysses Edwards of Richlands, VA; two brothers, Arlie Edwards and Isonville, KY and Elmer Edwards of Bellefontaine, OH and 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1970

 

ELDRIDGE,  Girtie (Keaton)

1915-1970

Mrs. Girtie Eldridge, 54, of Martha, KY, died Saturday in a Morehead nursing home. A member of the Baptist Church, she was born September 15, 1915 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Fyffe Keaton. Her husband, was the late Marion Eldridge. Survivors include two brothers, Ova Keaton, of Ohio, and Bennie Keaton of Martha,  and five sisters, Mrs. Artie Mae Gillium of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Dora Sparks of Redbush, KY, Mrs. Clara Eldridge of Marthe, and Dixie Keaton and Mrs. Maxie Sparks of Blaine. The body was at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

GREEN, Ethyl (O'Brian)

1879-1970

Ethyl O'Brian Green, 90, native Louisan, died Monday, February 23, in a hospital in Ronceverte, WV. She was the last surviving child of the late James H. and Eliza VanHorn O'Brian of Louisa, KY. She was born in Louisa, October 6, 1879,. She married Fleming K. Green, a native of Webbville, on December 18, 1912. They moved to Rainelle, WV in 1914 and have made their home there since then. She is survived by her husband, F. K. Green; a son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Russell of Carmel, CA and by two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and James Fleming Olsen, of Columbus, OH. She is preceded in death by a daughter Rachel Louise Olsen. She was a member of the Methodist Church since she was twelve years of age. She was also a member of the Phehian Sisters and of the Loise Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star at Louisa. Memorial services were held in Rainelle, February 26, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald M. McCauley in charge. Interment was in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery near Rainelle. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

HUFF, Donovan Douglas

1893-1970

Donovan Douglas (Don) Huff, 77, route 2, Ft. Gay, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a brief illness. He was born August 29, 1893, in Johnson County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Huff. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from Bartram Chapel with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fannie Woolum Huff; three daughters, Mrs. Glen Peters, Lexington, Mrs. Paul Leiws, Cleveland, and Mrs. Douglas Allen, Huntington, five sons, Elmo of Columbus, Tom and Jack and Rev. Johnny Huff at Mansfield, William Huff, Ft. Gay, two sisters, Mrs. Anse Farley of Delbarton, Mrs. Anna May Gillium, Route 1, Ft. Gay; one brother, Charlie Huff of Delbarton, 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

JOBE, Pearl (Shannon)

1897-1970

Mrs. Pearl Shannon Jobe, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 19 in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born March 4, 1897, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Thompson Shannon. She was the widow of John Jobe who died in 1968, and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include a brother, Riley Shannon of Lake Wales, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

LESTER, Roy W.

1888-1970

Roy W. Lester, 81, of Route 1 South Point, OH, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday in Lawrence County, OH General Hospital in Ironton following an illness of two weeks. Born August 2, 1888, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Jarrett and Rachel Green Lester. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of South Point for 18 years, moving there from Lawrence county. He was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ina Wheeler Lester; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Massie of Ironton, Mrs. John Clarke of Columbus, and Mrs. Exra Crabtree of Huntington; three sons, Estill Lester of Ashland, Edgar Lester of Columbus and Edgell C. Lester of Owensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Campbell of Columbus and Mrs. Mollie Cordle of Blaine; a brother, Isaac Lester of Blaine; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

MARCUM, Henry Birch

1872-1970

Henry Birch Marcum, 98, of Route 5, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Friendship United Baptist Church on Route 5 of which he was a member with the Rev. Claude Hall officiating. Burial was in Horn Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Born February 1, 1872, he was a son of the late Stephen and Nancy Marcum. His wife, Mrs. Nancy Marcum preceded him in death. Survivors include five sons, Everett, Earl, John and Walter Marcum of Route 5, Louisa and Seman Marcum of Oceana; three daughters, Miss Mary Marcum, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Rebecca Triplett of Fallsburg, KY, and Mrs. Nora Hammonds of Columbus, OH, 76 grandchildren and 134 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Walter Marcum on Monday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

MCKENZIE, Lizzie (Blankenship)

1889-1970

Mrs. Lizzie Blankenship McKenzie, 80, of Webbville, KY Route 1, died Wednesday, March 4 at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born in June, 1889, she was a daughter of Harve and Margaret Gibson Blankenship. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Horton of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Ward Thompson, Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Gertrude Jordan, Louisa and Miss Jane McKenzie, Route 1, Webbville; six sons, Jesse McKenzie, Route 1, Webbville, frank McKenzie, Webbville, Jasper and Bill McKenzie, Rush, KY route 1, and Eli and Mirtie McKenzie at home, and 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

MORRIS, Arthur

1886-1970

Arthur Morris, 83, retired teacher-minister, died Thursday night, February 5, in a Paintsville hospital. He was born March 23, 1886 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Martha Adams Morris. He lived at Sitka and was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka by Elders Lonza Reed, Edward Salyers and Arnold Reed. Burial was in Morris Cemetery on Cherokee. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Stella Stapleton Morris; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Graham of Cherokee; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Erie Williams of Paintsville; two brothers, David of Louisa and Archie of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Gartin of Canterbury, OH and Mrs. Mollie Adams of Beaver, OH; 4 grandchildren and four step grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

PAYNE, Elbert Jackson

1896-1970

Elbert Jackson (Jack) Payne, 73, of Route 1, Louisa, died early Tuesday morning in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born in Wayne County, WV, March 23, 1896, he was a son of the late Alvin and Elizabeth Spence Payne. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a Louisa merchant. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mamie Shannon Payne; a sister, Mrs. K. C. Walker of Frankfort, KY and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

RATLIFF, Walter

1900-1970

Walter Ratliff, 69, Ulysses, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6 in Riverview Hospital, Louisa, after a long illness. He was born July 30, 1900, at Nippa, a son of the late Harve and Nola Hampton Ratliff. He was a retired miner and member of the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Castle and the Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Virgie Music Ratliff; one son, Jerry W. of Canton, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Verna Fletcher of Meally, Mrs. Verla Mae Phelps of Inez, Mrs. Virgie Gunnoe Johnson of Canton, Mrs. Viola Music of David, KY, Mrs. Virginia Jacqueline Hinkle of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Valeria Annette Mowen of Canton; four brothers: Harry, of Barnetts's Creek, Jess of Blanchester, OH, Clarence of Hal, KY, Jim of Dema, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Caudill of Sitka, Mrs. Lora Branham of Nippa, Mrs. Venus Music, Greenwich, OH, Mr. Clara Music, Van Learn, 27 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

ROBERTSON, Edgar

1907-1970

Edgar Robertson, 63, of Ft. Gay, Route 2, died Tuesday, February 24, at his home. Born in Wayne County, WV, February 3, 1907, he was a son of the late Pharoah and Louvada Smith Robertson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Wilson Chapel on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Revs. Gallie Isaac and Harold Bond officiating. Burial was made in the Robertson Cemetery on Mill Creek. Survivors include Mr. Mona Thompson Robertson; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Meade of Fort Gay and Mrs. Judy Kay Adkins in Germany; four sons, Dallas and Edgar Robertson, Jr., of Mansfield, OH and Paul and Lenny Dale Robertson of Fort Gay; a sister, Miss Rebecca Robertson of Fort Gay; two brothers, Boyd Robertson of Fort Gay and Frank Robertson of Mansfield and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

ROBINETTE, Lindsey

1886-1970

Lindsey Robinette, 83, of Route 1, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Evergreen United Methodist Church near Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robinette Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Born May 6, 1886, at Adams, KY, he was a son of the late Fleming and Elizabeth Dooley Robinette. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Thompson Robinette. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Thompson and Mrs. Opal Jobe of Route 1, Louisa; two sons, Lee Robinette of Adams, and Earl Robinette of Columbus, OH; a brother, Milt Robinette of Route 1. Louisa; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1970

 

SEE, Arlie W.

1895-1970

Arlie W. See, 74, of Louisa, died Thursday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Smith Chapel Church, Point Section, with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. Born October 12, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late Mont B. and Mary E. See. A World War I veteran, he was a retired carpenter. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Wilda Shannon See; four sons, James E. See of Piketon, OH, Joe and Andy See of Russell, KY and Amos See of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. John Pool of Louisa and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The body was taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

SKAGGS, Stella (Nichols)

1889-1970

Mrs. Stella Nichols Skaggs, 80, of Louisa, was claimed by death Thursday in an Ashland, KY nursing home following a long illness. A resident of Louisa for many years she was a native of Elliott County, KY. She was born August 1, 1889, a daughter of the late Berry and Lettie Hay Nichols, early settlers of that county. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Skaggs, in 1964. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home Sunday at 11 o'clock with the Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Interment was made in the Hay cemetery at Smokey Valley. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Rose of Louisa, Mrs. Robert Thompson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Richard Craig and Mrs. Bill Shouse of Cincinnati, OH; a son, Russell Skaggs, of Flint, MI; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Four of her children preceded her in death, John Skaggs, the eldest of the sons, in 1959; two others were claimed in 1945 during World War II, Wallace in Luxemburg, Germany and Phillip, the youngest, in Imo Jima; a daughter, Nola Mae, who died in her early teens. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

SMITH, Clotine

1924-1970

Miss Clotine Smith, 45, of Cordell, died Friday, March 6 at her home after a long illness. She was born September 8, 1924, a daughter of Mrs. Della Bryant Smith of Cordell and the late George Smith. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Cordell Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Darrell Smith, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Lyons, Blaine, Mrs. Iva Young, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Marie Adams, Worthington, OH, and Mrs. Willie Slone, South Vienna, OH; three brothers, Clyde, Cline and Luther Smith at Cordell. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

TRIMBLE, Quince

1899-1970

Quince Trimble, age 70, died Wednesday, March 4, in Lincoln Memorial Hospital at Columbus, Ohio. A retired aircraft worker for North American Rockwell Corp, he was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Hattie Miles Trimble, formerly of Louisa, five sons, Clarence E., Walter R., and Robert B., all of Columbus, Alfred F. of Beaver, OH, and David L. of Xenia, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Reva Parker and Mrs. Mary Frances Bartholic, both of Reynoldsburg, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Boyd, Canal Winchester, OH, two brothers, Wince of Paintsville, KY and Elmer of Jackson, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Sheila Coldiron of Westerville, OH, Mrs. della Hubbard, Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Halley Preston, Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Clara Levy, of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment was in Mountain Ridge Cemetery, Beaver, OH. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1970

 

VANHORN, Apps

1902-1970

Apps Vanhorn, 67, of Fallsburg, died Thursday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Savage Memorial United Methodist Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born April 17, 1902 at Buchanan, he was a son of late Dee and Carrie Stewart Vanhorn. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Abigail Skeens Vanhorn; a daughter, Mrs. Merman Sublett of Avon, OH; two sons, John Vanhorn in Missouri and Larry Vanhorn in Florida; a sister, Mrs. Jack Skeens of Chester; two brothers, Marvin Vanhorn of Louisville, KY and Ben Vanhorn of Buchanan and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

WARD, Manda (Mollette)

1878-1970

Mrs. Manda Ward, 92, Of Boons Camp, KY, died Sunday, March 1 in a Paintsville, KY nursing home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Little Friendship United Baptist Church of which she was a member, with Elders Elzie Banks and George Dutton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Born  January 30, 1878, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Manda Well Mollette. She was the widow of Alex Ward. Survivors include two sons, Willie Ward of Louisa and Hansford Ward of Boons Camp; three daughters, Stella Staniford and Nancy Ward of Boons Camp and Dora Adams of Louisa; twenty-one grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

WEBB, Lafe

1891-1970

Lafe Webb, 78, of Blaine, KY, who died Saturday, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, following funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday, from the Cherokee, KY Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Born April 13, 1891, at Webbville, KY, he was a son of the late Alan T. and Sarah Blair Webb. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Obie Houck Webb; four daughters, Mrs. Homer Carter and Mrs. Anna Jane Price of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Thelma Young of Blaine and Mrs. Gladys Shelby of Los Angeles, CA; two sons, Roscoe and Virgil Webb of Columbus; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Elwood Wheeler of Columbus, and Mrs. Bill Anderson of Bloomington, CA; 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1970

 

WHITT, Ernest Ray

1908-1970

Ernest Ray Whitt, 61, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial will be in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Born at Radnor, WV, July 5, 1908, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Flora Gibson Whitt. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Boggs Whitt; four daughters, Mrs. George Edmister of Miami, FL; Mrs. Richard Myers and Mrs. Johnny Ferguson of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Jack Humphrey of Hilliard, OH; three sons, Ray Whitt of Blaine, Jerry Whitt of Columbus and Dwight Whitt at home; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Stevens of Muncey, IN, and Mrs. C. R. Evans of Columbus, a brother, L. C. Whitt of Rush, KY and 18 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call.  The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1970

 

WILER, Gladys (Boggs)

1903-1970

Mrs. Gladys Wiler, 66, of Blaine, KY died Thursday at a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Blaine Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev.  Harold Boggs and the Rev. Clovis Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born October 21, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Flurnoy and Myrtle Boggs. Survivors include the husband, W. M. Edward Wiler; and a son, James W. Wiler of Ashland, Route 2. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

WILLIAMSON, Jennie (Coburn)

1885-1970

Mrs. Jennie Williamson, 85, of Route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, March 18, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church, Route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Route 2. Born March 16, 1885, on Route 2, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Ann Derifield Coburn. She was the widow of Bill Williamson. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Arnold Hanshaw of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Dickson of Route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Harold Lemaster of Detroit, MI; five sons, James, John and Walter Williamson of Columbus, Charles Williamson of Toler, KY and Lawrence Williamson of Route 2, Louisa; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Childers of Michigan City, IN. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1970

 

WORKMAN, George French

George French Workman, 61, of Thornville, OH formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, March 11, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Friday from the Sheridan Funeral Home at Lancaster, OH, with the Rev. Bryan Thomas officiating. Graveside rites were conducted at the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born at Fort Gay, he was a son of Mrs. Cassie Workman of Rittman, OH and the late Jim Workman of Fort Gay. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jessie Romans Workman; a daughter, Mrs. Rex Christian of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Prossor of Rittman and Mrs. Meda Rice of Senecaville, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1970

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ADAMS, Grover

1907-1970

Grover Adams, 62, of Louisa, Route 3, died Sunday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, from the Carter Chapel near Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery on Louisa Route 3. Born November 23, 1907 in Kentucky, he was a son of the late John and Nannie Kelly Adams. He was employed by the Kentucky Department of Highways. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marie Dixon Adams; a step daughter, Mrs. Brenda Russell of Beaver Dam, NY, two sons, Kenneth Adams of Norfolk, VA, and Billie Adams of Taylor, MI, a sister, Mrs. Laura Davis of Louisa, Route 1, and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

 

ADKINS, Lula (Ferguson)

1887-1970

Mrs. Lula Adkins, 83, of Prichard, WV, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. Shad Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Lakin Cemetery at Prichard Route 1. Born in 1887, at Breeden, she was a daughter of the late James and Lila Ferguson. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was the widow of Billy Adkins. Survivors include three sons, LIndey Adkins of Rittman, OH, Jonah Adkins of Prichard, route 1, and William Adkins of Prichard; a brother, Lindsey of Detroit, MI and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

AUSTIN, Bessie (Moore)

1889-1970

Mrs. Bessie Austin, 80, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Belle's Chapel, Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Byrd Webb, Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. Born June 12, 1889, at Charley, KY, she was a daughter  of the late Ephriam and Mary Spencer Moore. A member of the Baptist Church, she was a retired postmistress and the widow of Andrew J. Austin. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen A. Martin of South Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Mary Chandler, of Ashland, KY; two sons, Charlie Austin of Ulysses and Jack Austin of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. James Preston of route 1 Louisa; a stepbrother Charlie Dixon of Fosterville and 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

BILLUPS, Fred (Pop)

1883-1970

Fred (Pop) Billups, 86, of 1705 Pine St., Kenova, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with the Rev. Homer Pelfrey officiating. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery there. A retired foreman of the former Green Bag Cement Co. at Kenova, he was born November 8, 1883, in Fort Gay, a son of the late John L. and Frances Wellman Billups. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Clara Frazier Billups; six daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Rutherford of South Charleston, Mrs. Stella Woolerton and Mrs. Elizabeth Thacker and Mrs. Ruth Chamber of Huntington, Mrs. Helen Wilson of Falcon, NY, and Mrs. Anna Henderson of Warren, OH; two sons, C. T. Billups of Louisa and Frank Billups of Kenova; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ritz, and a brother, Bert Billups, both of Fort Gay; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

BILLUPS, Mrs. Taylor (Porter)

1879-1970

Mrs. Taylor Billups, 92 year old resident, was claimed Monday in an Ashland nursing home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born February 21, 1879, in Ashland, KY, a daughter of the Late James and Lucy Hamilton Porter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Billups, a well-known business man, September 23, 1936. Following his death she was in charge of the real estate until illness prevented her participating. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mr. L. M. Bell, of Miami, FL; a grandson, L. M. Bell, Jr., of Cohassit, Mass. and 3 great grandchildren. After the death of her parents she was adopted by the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ferguson, Louisa, with whom she resided until her marriage. A member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, she was one of the first four students to graduate from the Louisa High School. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1970

 

CARR, Harry

1892-1970

W. H. (Harry) Carr, 77, of Clifford, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Louisa General Hospital after a long illness. A retired miner, he was born December 17, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Webb Carr. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Mt. Olive Baptist Church at Clifford with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery on Donithan Creek. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Polly Fields Carr; three daughters, Mrs. Delbert Back of Ashland, Mrs. Glenn Compton, Monroe, MI, and Mrs. Oley Daniels of Newport, MI; two sons, Willard Carr and Harold Carr, both of Clifford; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and one brother, Charles Carr, of Monroe. The body is at Heston Funeral Home where friends may call, and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1970

 

 

CASTLE, Gwendolyn (Adams)

1925-1970

Mrs. Gwendolyn Castle, 44, of Buchanan, KY died Tuesday, in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Lousa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Thompson and the Rev. Burt Hall officiating.Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 13, 1925 at Route 3, Louisa, she was a daughter of Mrs. Delila Shannon Admas of Route 1 Louisa and the late Dave Adams. Survivors include the husband, Elwood Castle;  a daughter Mrs. Glenna Lee of Colorado Springs, CO; three sons, Dean Catle, serving in Germany with the Army, Ronnie and Stephen Castle, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Grethel Jones and Mrs. Stella Pennington of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Joy Frasher in Michigan and six brothers, Lucian Adams of Louisville, KY, Harry Adams of Springfield, OH, Howard and Jody Adams of Ashland, Dave Adams Jr. of Chattahoochee, FL, and Lawrence Adams of Winchester Haven, FL. The body war removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the mother's home and will be taken to the church an hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

CHATFIELD, Emma W. (Williams)

1879-1970

Mrs. Emma W. Chatfield, 90, of Nitro, WV, widow of a former mayor of Catlettsburg, KY, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in South Charleston, WV after a week's illness. Her husband, Hugh Chatfield, died in 1943. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Victor C. Scott and the Rev. Richard Chamberlin officiating. Mrs. Chatfield was born July 17, 1879 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Otha H. and Harriat Rider Williams. She resided in Catlettsburg from 1900 to 1957, when she moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Russell. Surviving are Mrs. Russell, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Chatfield was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Catlettsburg. Attending the funeral from Louisa were: Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Chatfield, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Short, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Moore, Mrs. R. H. Chatfield, of Collingswood, NJ, and Mrs. R. H. Chatfield, Jr., and daughters of Nashville, TN, all relatives. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1970

 

CRABTREE, Rev. Carmi

1875-1970

The Rev. Carmi Crabtree, 95, route 2, Fort Gay, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne, WV with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery on Joals Branch. Born in Wayne County, February 20, 1875, he was a son of the late Charles Wesley and Mary Bartram Crabtree. He was a retired minister of the Missionary Baptist Church and had served as pastor of churches in Wayne County and Kentucky. His wife, Mrs. Lou Cuzzie Wilson Crabtree died in 1967. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Queen Lambert of Wayne, Route 1, Mrs. Sylvia Thompson of Rittman, OH, and Miss Eva Crabtree, at home; a son, Woodrow Crabtree of Route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Effie Hoosier of Dexter, OH; a brother, C. R. Crabtree of Huntington; a sister in law, Mrs. Hannah Jewell of Franklin Furnace, OH, seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

DOBBINS, Rutherford

1917-1970

Rutherford Dobbins, 52, of 6340 W. Illinois, passed away March 4, 1970 in a Tucson, AZ hospital. He was born May 4, 1917, in Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth VanHoose Dobbins. He is survived by his widow, Helen; son, Timothy, and two brothers, Collie of Mt. Eagle, TN, Edgar of Corona, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ward, Grove City, OH, Mary L. Dobbins, of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Waller of Tampa, FL. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 7, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness. Arrangements were under the direction of an Arizona Mortuary in Tucson. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

FLUTY, Michael

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 1, at the Christian Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay, WV at 2 p.m. for Michael Fluty, infant son of Harold and Beth Lester Fluty, of Route 1, Fort Gay. Other survivors include one sister, Midge Ella Fluty, at home and a twin brother, Erick Clifton Fluty, at home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1970

 

FRAZIER, Mary (Fannin)

1885-1970

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frazier, 85, of Eloise, who died Thursday following a brief illness, were conducted Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Eloise Cemetery. Mrs. Frazier was born Feb 12, 1885 in Inez, a daughter of the late Mike and Nancy Venters Fannin. Her husband, Mont V. Frazier, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist Church at Rt 1 Louisa. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Rose Vaughan of Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Ruby Miller of Bishop, CA, Mrs. Opal Jordan and Mrs. Blanche Shepard, both of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Mary Chapman of Route 1 Louisa, and Mrs. Norma Webber of Fort Hope, MI; three sons, Clifford Frazier of Route 2 Louisa, John Frazier of Martin, KY and Mont Frazier of Warren, MI; a brother, Granville Fannin of Inez; 31 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

HANSHAW, Leora (Spurlock)

1888-1970

Mrs. Leora Hanshaw, 82,, of Route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, April 14, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. She was born April 8, 1888, at Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late Frederick M. and Lucy Turner Spurlock. Surviving are the husband, David G. Hanshaw, a daughter, Mrs. Lacen Douglas of Charleston, SC, seven sons, Virgil and Wallace of Louisa, Ted of Fort Gay, Russell of Warren, MI, Arnold of Columbus, OH, Dave of Hazel park, MI and John of Ashville, OH, and 43 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

JORDAN, Robert

1908-1970

Robert Jordan, 61, of Route 2, Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Cherryville Baptist Church with the Rev. W. R. Teems officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Route 2. Born October 12, 1908, he was a son of Mrs. Maude Whitt Siders of Columbus, OH and the late Jay Jordan. He was a veteran of World War II. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Vaughn Jordan; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Allen of Route 4, Louisa, and Miss Nancy Jordan at home; five sons, Howard Jordan of Xenia, OH, Richard Jordan of Elkhart, IN and Thomas, Daniel and Ronald Jordan of Route 2 Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick of Columbus, four brother, Ova, Martin and Phillip Jordan of Columbus, and Jack Jordan of Lovely, KY and 11 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

LEMASTER, Sally (Stambaugh)

1897-1970

Mrs. Sally Lemaster age 72, of Louisa, died Thursday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Eloise United Baptist Church near Louisa with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Leonard Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery near Louisa. Born December 26, 1897 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Cora Fairchild Stambaugh. She was the widow of the Rev. Edward Lemaster, to whom she was married 39 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church 54 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Harry T. McKinney of Louisa, Mrs. Fred Blackburn of Pikeville, KY, and Mrs. Julius Preston of Gallipolis, OH, three sons, Escom and Clifford Murray of Columbus, OH, and Leonard Murray of Tucson, AZ; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Sherman of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Malta Evans of Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Cecil Wheeler of Walbridge, OH, and Mrs. Thurman Dishman of Kenova, Route 1 and a brother, Ben Stambaugh of Westmoreland. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News April 23, 1970 (Note: Sarah Ellen "Sally" Stambaugh Murray Lemaster died April 16, 1970)

 

LYCAN, Ida (Meredith)

1890-1970

Mrs. Ida Lycan, 80, of Fort Gay, Route 1, WV, was dead on arrival Friday at a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Audrey Lester officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, she was born March 1, 1890, on route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William David and Alice Wellman Meredith. Her husband, Goodwin Lycan, died in 1949. Survivors include three daughters, Mr. Ray Thompson of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Charlie Michael of Holland, VA, and Mrs. Jesse Ratcliff of Fort Gay; five sons, Austin Lycan of Prichard, Dempsey Lycan of Kenova, Goodwin and Delbert Lycan of Wyandotte, MI and Jefferson Lycan of Dearborn Heights, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Skeens and Mrs. Annie Crabtree of Fort Gay and Mrs. Nannie Johnson of Prichard; four brothers, Roy, Cullie, Beverly and Everette Meridith, all of Ft. Gay; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

LYON, Esta (Gillem)

1894-1970

Mrs. Esta Lyon, 75, of Louisa, died Monday at her home after a long illness.  Born at Keaton, Ky., Aug. 24, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Holboork Gillem.  She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and the Women's Auxiliary, also the Betsy Ross chapter, Rebekah Lodge, Louisa. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Johns of Louisa,; a son, Manuel R. Lyon of Sharonville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Martha Kelly of Louisa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Fraley of Martha, KY; a grandson, Mark Lyon of Hanover, Ind.; and two great- grandchildren. The deceased was preceded in death by her husband, Proctor Lyon, April 6, 1959.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin, Former pastor, and Rev. Burt Hall, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Lyon Cemetery at Keaton, Ky. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time.  Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge conducted memorial services Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the funeral home. The Big Sandy News April 23, 1970

 

MASON, Amy Lue (Lester)

1891-1970

Mrs. AMy Lue Mason, 78, of Isonville, KY, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Beech Grove United Baptist Church in Elliott County with Rufus Fannin, Tommy Bailey and Addie Ferguson, ministers, officiating. Burial was in the Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Born September 9, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Harmon and Isabel Skaggs Lester. Survivors include the husband, Jesse James Mason, five daughters, Mrs. Lilly Ridgeway of Bruin, KY, Mrs. Ivy Kelly of Martha, KY, Mrs. Kansas Mason of Crockett, KY, Mrs. Mary Damron of Hitchins, KY and Mrs. Hazel Rigsby of Wooster, OH; three sons, Stonewall Mason of Crockett, and Lloyd and Boyd Mason of Isonville; an adopted daughter, Miss Wanda Lue Skaggs of Martha and 27 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1970

 

MCCOY, Lonzo W.

1923-1970

A former Lawrence County man was killed early Sunday in a one-car accident on a county road about a mile off KY 32 west of here. Dead is Lonzo W. McCoy, 46, formerly of Route 1, Louisa, and now of Columbus, OH. Kentucky state police at Ashland said Mr. McCoy was killed about 1:30 a.m. when the car he was driving failed to negotiate a curve, ran over an embankment, flipped over twice and landed in shallow water of the left fork of Little Blaine Creek, about eight miles west of here. State police said death was due to the impact of the accident, not drowning. He had been enroute to the home of a brother, William McCoy, Route 1, Louisa. Three passengers traveling with him were not seriously injured. treated and released at Riverview Hospital were Mrs. Marlene Winehell of Columbus, and her two sons, eight year old Douglas and eight month old Dicky Dale. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Judd Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Born at Freeburn, KY, March 31, 1923, he was a son of the late Jesse and Carmie DeBoard McCoy. A veteran of World War II, he was a roofer and a carpenter. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Doris Gossard McCoy; three daughters, Mrs. Tommie Green of Columbus, and Deborah and Brenda McCoy, at home; five sons, Jimmy McCoy of Matewan, WV, Patrick McCoy with the Marines in Vietnam and Larry, Michael and Tommie McCoy at home; five sisters, Mrs. James DeBoard and Mrs. Jay Grimm of Columbus, Mrs. Graydon Thompson of Adams, KY, Mrs. Dewey McCoy of Crab Orchard and Mrs. Russell Wheeler of Barberton, OH; five other brothers, James Walter, David, Roy Roger and Jesse McCoy, Jr., of Columbus, and Thurman McCoy of Holly, MI and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1970

 

MINNICK, George W.

George W. Minnick, 40, a native Louisan, was claimed Tuesday, April 7, following an extended illness. A son of Mrs. Syble Skaggs Minnick, of Columbus, OH and the late George Minnick, he was a diesel mechanic for the Columbus Transit Company, and a member of the Alum Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth A. Minnick, a daughter, Judith Ann, and a son, George Douglas, of the residence 2231 Lawndale Ave., Columbus, his mother, Mrs. Syble Minnick; a brother, Lloyd B. Minnick and a sister, Mrs. Betty Simms, all of Columbus, an aunt, Mrs. L. D. Harrison of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Woodyard Chapel with the Rev. Ward C. Key officiating. Interment was made there in the Obetz Cemetery. His aunt, Mrs. Harrison, attended the funeral along with other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1970

 

MOORE, Virgie Lee (O'Brian)

1889-1970

Mrs. Virgie Lee Moore, 80, of Louisa, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Christian Church, Louisa, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Lee Snyder officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born November 1, 1889, in Wilbur, KY, she was a daughter of the Late Sylvester and Emmaline Keller O'Brian. She was the widow of David J. Moore. Survivors include a son, William S. Moore of Columbus, OH, a brother, John J. O'Brian of Cordell, KY; a brother in law, Isaac Moore of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1970

 

NEWSOME, Jeannette Lynn

Jeannette Lynn Newsome, four year old daughter of Gene and Paulette Hazlett Newsome, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday, April 22, in a Lexington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Carma Jean Newsome, and a brother, Paul Eugene Newsom, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Newsome of Route 3, Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hazlett of Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1970

 

RICE, Chester

Chester Rice, 56, formerly of Lawrence County, Little Blaine section, passed away April 14, in a Columbus, OH hospital. He was a son of Mrs. Mulissa Rice, Columbus and the late Willie Rice. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Nora Wellman, Mrs. Madge Wellman, Mrs. Nannie Spears, all of Columbus and Mrs. Eva Carter of Star Route, Louisa. Burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1970

 

ROBERTSON, Frank Dooley

1919-1970

Frank Dooley Robertson, 50, of Fort Gay, Route 2 died Sunday in a Louisa hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Oak Grove Methodist Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery. Born July 13, 1919, he was a son of Mrs. Rebecca Robertson of Fort Gay and the late Cal Robertson. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Robertson, five daughters, Mrs. Jack Dunkin of Fort Gay and Lucille, Anna Lee, Carolyn Sue and Susie Robertson, all at home; five sons, Maxie and Lawrence Robertson, both of Cleveland, OH, and Calvin, Woodrow and Jerry Robertson, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Earl D. Webb of Fort Gay, Route 2, five brothers, Freelin and John Robertson, of Ft. Gay, Boyd and Willie Robertson, of Route 2, Ft. Gay, and Cecil Robertson of Shelby, OH and six grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23,, 1970

 

SCHRODER, Henry W.

1880-1970

Funeral services for Henry W. Schroder, 90, Middletown, KY, who died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in a PEe Wee Valley, KY hospital, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Fallsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Schroder was born January 14, 1880, in Kansas City, MO, a son of the late August and Anna Schroder. His wife, Mrs. May Austin Schroder, preceded him in death in 1963. He was a member of the Portsmouth Masonic Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Harry of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Bergman of Kansas City and Mrs. Minnie Meinchein, of Dayton, OH, a grandchild and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

 

SWORD, Josie (Hampton)

1912-1970

Mrs. Josie Sword, 57, of Fort Gay, WV died Friday evening at her home. She was born May 13,1912,at Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Lemaster Hampton, and was a retired employee of the Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Ratcliffe Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay, Survivors include the husband, James Hubert Sword; three daughters, Mrs. David E. Smith of Altavista, VA, Mrs. Frank Robertson, Jr., of Mansfield, OH, and Russell B. Mayanrd of Columbus; two sons, Robert L. Sword of Baltimore, OH and James L. Sword of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth R. Ratcliff of Fort Gay; five brothers, Oscar, Samuel B., Walter and Leonard E. Hampton of Kenova and Esker Hampton of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1970

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ADKINS, Irene

1910-1970

Miss Irene Adkins, 56, of Midkiff, WV died Friday in a Huntington hospital. She was born November 11, 1910, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Roy and Georgia Brooks Adkins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McGhee Funeral Home in West Hamlin, WV. Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Park at Hamlin. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lewis of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Ruth Webb of Westland, MI and one brother, Roy Adkins of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

BAILEY, Willie A.

1891-1970

Willie A. Bailey, 79, Martha, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Louisa General Hospital. He was born February 4, 1891, in Johnson County, a son of the late Andrew H. and Hannah C. Skaggs Bailey. He was a farmer and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. Emerson Collier and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery at Hitchins. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lummie Rucker Bailey; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Stambaugh, Bremen, OH, and Mrs. Howard David, of Portsmouth; two sons, Escom N. Bailey of Mazie and Mander H. Bailey of Olive Hill; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lyon of Blaine, four brothers, Charlie of Flat Gap, Harrison of Piketon, OH, Sanford of Redbush, and the Rev. Tommy Bailey of Keaton; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1970

 

BERRY, Laura (Adams)

1887-1970

Mrs. Laura Berry, 83, of Louisa, died Friday in a local hospital after a long illness. She was born March 6, 1887, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Asbury and Sylvania Berry Adams, and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Berry Cemetery near here. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Perkins, of Webbville, Mrs. Shelby Blankenship, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Kirk Caudill of Louisa; six sons, Floyd, Worth, Curt, Custer, Jack, and Russell Berry, all of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Adams, Kingston, OH; a brother, Jim Adams of Louisa; 23 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

BUTLER, Raleigh

1886-1970

Raleigh Butler, 83, formerly of Blaine, died Thursday, April 30, at his home in Daytona Beach, FL after a heart attack. He was a retired merchant and a member of the Church of God. The deceased, born June 20, 1886, in Johnson County, was a son of the late John and Edith Ellen Dixon Butler. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Smith and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Edwards Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Burton of Blaine and Miss Mildred Butler at home; three sons, Raymond Butler of Louisa, John Butler of Blaine, and Charles Butler, at home; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

CHAPMAN, Clifford

1908-1970

Clifford Chapman, 61, of Route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, April 29, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Chapman, KY. born July 25, 1908, at Chapman, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle Perry Chapman. He was a farmer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Emily Hancock of Cannel Fulton, OH, a half sister, Mrs. Lyda Wooten of Route 2, Louisa, three brothers, C. E. Chapman of Route 1, Louisa, Clyde and William S. Chapman of Cannel Fulton, and two half brothers, John C. Smith of Route 1 Louisa and George Smith of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

HAY, Monnie Mae (Grubb)

1923-1970

Mrs. Monnie Mae Hay, 47, of 2251 Yellow Spring St., Springfield, OH, died Sunday May 3rd in Community Hospital, Springfield. She was born April 29, 1923 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willie and Hester Ann Wellman Grubb. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, from the Lagonda Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Geiger officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield. The Woods Allgier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her husband, Robert Graden Hay; two daughters, Mrs. Anita June Warrick, of California and Mrs. Frances Louise Bruner, of Fairborn, OH, one son, Joe Wayne Hay, with the U. S. Army stationed in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Harmon of Columbus, OH, and four brothers, Oscar Grubb of Circleville, OH, Arden Grubb, Louisa, KY, Arville Grubb of Louisville, KY, and Lindsey Grubb of Ashland, and one grandchild. She was a daughter in law of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hay of Martha, KY. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1970

 

HINKLE, Mamie (Hobbs)

1898-1970

Mrs. Mamie Hinkle, 72, of 511, 23rd St., Ashland, KY, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, May 12, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Webb, WV Community Cemetery. Born February 3, 1898 in Washington County, VA, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Blevins Hobbs. She was the widow of George W. Hinkle. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bill Blackburn of Columbus, OH and Miss Louella Hinkle of Ashland; three sons, Earl Hinkle of Oilville, OH, Paul F. Hinkle of Columbus, and Jerome Hinkle of Ashland, and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1970

 

KITCHEN, Sarah (Grubb)

1870-1970

Mrs. Sarah Grubb Kitchen, 99, of Webbville, died Wednesday, May 6 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Dennis Chapel, Star Route, Louisa, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery star route, Louisa. Born September 12, 1870, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Lear Mullins Grubb. She was the widow of Arthur Kitchen, Sr. who died in 1930. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Anna Adams of Ashland, Mrs. Myrtle Chaffins of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Martha Hines of Lancaster, OH, and Mrs. Shirley Spillman of Webbville; six sons, Dewey, Lincoln, and Arthur Kitchen, Jr., of Star Route, Louisa, Luke Kitchen of Detroit, MI, Jake Kitchen of Williamson and John Kitchen of Route 4, Louisa; 78 grandchildren, 140 great grandchildren, 37 great-great grandchildren and 38 step grandchildren. The body remained at the Heston Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Saturday when it was taken to the Spillman home to remain until funeral time. The deceased is survived by 303 descendants. She was reported to be Lawrence County's oldest woman. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1970

 

PETERS, Gordon

1894-1970

Funeral services for Gordon Peters, 76, Route 1, Fort Gay, WV who died Friday, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church there with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Peters Cemetery, Route 1, Ft. Gay. Mr. Peters was born March 24, 1894, in Fort Gay, a son of the late William David and Tennessee Vinson Peters, was a retired farmer and member of the Christian Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Wilfred Ferguson of Norfolk, VA and several nieces and nephews. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

PRESTON, Grace (Borders)

1906-1970

Mrs. Grace Preston, 63, of Richardson, died at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 2, 1906 at Richardson, she was a daughter of William Borders of Richardson and the late Myrtle Preston Borders. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the New Mt. Zion Church at Richardson with the Rev. Clem Arrowood officiating.  Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Richardson. Survivors include her husband, Walter P. Preston; a daughter Mrs. Ronald Childers of Mt. Aurron, IL; a son Walter Preston of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. William Starr of Richardson; a brother, Paul Borders of Price, and three grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

RANKIN, Bert S.

1906-1970

Bert S. Rankin, 63, of 2929 Forgey St., Ashland, died Friday, May 1 in King's Daughters' Hospital. He was born May 26, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Henry and Julia Johnson Rankin. He had been a resident of Ashland for 50 years, was an employee of the processing department at Armco Steel Corp. and a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Coleman, the Rev. John Sykes and the Rev. Orin Simmerman, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Rankin; three daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Sturgill and Mrs. Geneva Byer of Russell and Mrs. Phyllis Wurts of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Havens of Mount Orab, OH and Mrs. Hattie McDowell of Cleveland; a brother, Charles S. Rankin of Burnaugh and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

ROBINSON, Dollie (Fry)

1892-1970

Mrs. Dollie Robinson, 78, of Glenhayes, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Glenhayes Community Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. Sherman McGann officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Glenhayes. Born April 15, 1892, at Stiltner, WV, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Robinson Fry. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Willie Robinson, four daughters, Mrs. George Mathews of Accoville, WV, Mrs. Hubert Copley of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ernest Coopley of Belo, and Mrs. Goldie Artrip of Route 2, Fort Gay; two sons, Leslie Robinson of Chattaroy and Jesse Robinson of Glenhayes; two sisters, Mrs. Manda Porter and Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins of Logan; a brother, Oney Fry of Fort Gay and 33 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1970

 

SENTERS, Alva (Thompson)

1900-1970

Mrs. Alva Thompson Senters, 69, of Louisa, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cherryville Baptist Church on Route 2, Louisa, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Willliam R. Teems and Rev. W. L. Sammons officiating. Burial was in Senters Cemetery on Griffiths Creek. Born September 12,1900, at Gallup, KY, she was a daughter of the late Kise and Marcina Miller Thompson. Her husband, William Senters, died in 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bert Cook and Mrs. Joe Jordan, of Louisa; four sons, Commodore Senters of Rochester, MI, Hirsle Senters of Ravenna, OH, George Senters, of Charlestown, OH and Granville Senters of Warren, MI, two sisters, Mrs. Belle Cook of Route 2, Louisa and Mrs. W. G. Harris of Kenova, WV; 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1970

 

SPARKS, Alvin

1885-1970

Alvin Sparks, 85, of Martha, KY, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Richard Barker and others officiating. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Born April 27, 1885, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Albert and Emily Hay Sparks. He was a retired farmer and school teacher. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Permelia Branham Sparks; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Barker of Sandy Hook, Route 1, and Mrs. Martha Barker of Martha; two sons, Alvie Sparks of Xenia, OH and Elmer Sparks of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Eva Green of Olympia, WA and 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body was at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1970

 

SPENCER, Elizabeth (Ward)

1886-1970

Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer, 83, a well-known and beloved woman passed away Monday morning in a Louisa hospital where she had been a patient several days. She had been in failing health for a long period, however, she was able to be up and around until she fell recently at her home on Rice Street suffering facial lacerations and a broken arm. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church forty years and also a member of the Womans' Auxiliary. The deceased, so far as is known was the only mother in Kentucky who had six sons, all volunteers, in the Armed Forces during World War II. She was the guest of honor in March 1943, at a meeting of the Louisa Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution and in special ceremonies was awarded an Emblem of Honor especially for mothers who had four or more sons in service. She had six and all returned home. the Emblem presented her had six stars, one for each son. born November 6, 1886, at Whitehouse, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Angeline Lyon Ward. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Richards of Tacoma Park, MD; six sons, Oscar, Junior and Lester Edwards all of Louisa; Gilbert Edwards of Portsmouth, OH, Sgt. Romey Edwards of Lockbourne Air Force Base at Columbus, Warren Edwards of Franklin, OH; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Burt Hall and the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church, to lie in state one hour before services. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1970

 

SPENCER, Kathleen (Hardy)

Mrs. Kathleen Hardy Spencer, 54, daughter of Mrs. Ella Meade of Louisa and the late Buck Hardy, died Tuesday May 19, in a Logan, WV hospital. Born at Ridgeway, VA, she is survived by her husband, Boldie Spencer, three sons and one daughter, J. K. Spencer, Louisa, Charles Spencer, California, and Sammie Spencer, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Spiby; her mother, Mrs. Meade, and two brother, Lawrence Meade and Earl Meade, of Orrville, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. from the McNeeley Funeral Home at Man, WV and later moved to the Young Funeral Home. Burial was at Walbridge, KY in the Meade Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1970

 

STEELE, William Patrick

1954-1970

William Patrick Steele, 16, Fallsburg, OH, died Thursday morning, April 30, of accident injuries. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. He was born January 18, 1954, in Louisa, a son of Silas and Phyllis Boggs Steele, and had lived in Fallsburg four years. He was a sophomore in River View School at Warsaw, OH. Survivors also include a brother, Zachary C. Steele, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mr. J. A. Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Hattie Boggs of  Webbville and Mrs. Flossie Steele of Cherokee. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Flossie Steele where it remained until one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

 

STOKOE, Mergie (Curnutte)

Mrs. Mergie Stokoe, 88, of Pana, IL, formerly of Louisa, Route 4, died Saturday at Pana. Graveside rites were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Curnutte Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Born near Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Eliza Jane Fuller Curnutte. Surviving is a son, Thomas Luther Stokoe of Three Rivers, MI. The Young Funeral H0me was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1970

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ATKINS, Luther Bromley

1900-1970

Luther Bromley Atkins, 69, of Williamson, WV, died Thursday, June 11, in a Williamson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First United Methodist Church, Williamson, with the Rev. Paul Vineyard and the Rev. Warren Shields officiating. Burial was in Mountainview Memory Gardens at Maher, WV following Masonic graveside rites. Born September 8, 1900 at Louisa, KY, he was a son of the late Ora C. and Lillie Vaughn Atkins. He was owner of the L. B. Atkins Jewelry Store at Williamson and was a member of the Rotary Club and all Masonic bodies. He attended University of Kentucky at Lexington and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Lee Goodman Atkins; a son, Thomas C. Atkins of Williamson; a step mother, Mrs. O. C. Atkins and a step brother, Jack Atkins, of Memphis, TN and two grandchildren. The body was a the Ball Funeral Home, Williamson. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1970

 

BARNETT, Thelma (Damron)

1913-1970

Mrs. Thelma Barnett, 57, of Louisa, Route 3, died Wednesday, June 3, at her home. Funeral service were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born May 12, 1913, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Sula Martin Damron. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Ova Barnett, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Priode of Louisa, Route 4, three sons, Oscar and Bobby Lee Barnett of Columbus, OH and Billy Barnett, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Harold Bond of Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Louie Nolan, Mrs. Bert Pack, Mrs. Ruth Robinson and Miss Willa G. Damron and two brothers, Tom and Robert Damron, Jr., all of Columbus, and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1970

 

BISHOP, Rotha Mae (Bowling)

1901-1970

Mrs. Rotha Mae Bowling, 69, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, June 16, at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery there. Born August 5, 1901 at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late John Eddie and Ethel Short Bowling. Survivors include the husband, Henry C. Bishop; six daughters, Mrs. Raymond Kazee, Mrs. Jackson Cordle, Mrs. Vernon Kazee, Mrs. Myrtle Brooks and Mrs. Gladys Byers, all of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Royce Mills of Center, TX; four sons, John Bishop of Columbus, Jack and Elmer Bishop of Hilliard, OH, and Junior Bishop of London, OH; two brothers, Jack Bowling of Ashland, KY and Shade Bowling of Grayson, KY, 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

 

BOGGS, Nellie (Kelly)

Mrs. Nellie Boggs, 68, of Columbus, OH formerly of Cherokee, KY, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Thompson. She was a daughter of the late John H. and Polly Ann Evans Kelly. She was the widow of Jett Boggs. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery at Cherokee. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Clarence Miller of Lockbourne, OH, Mrs. Charles E. May, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Agnes Thompson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ishmael Boggs, Blaine, KY; a son, James Monroe Moore, Anaheim, CA; five sisters, Mrs. Vernie Jenkins, Edsel, KY, Mrs. Viola Foster, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Virgie May, Mrs. Victoria Skaggs and Miss Sidney Kelly, all of Grove City, OH; three brothers, Johnny Kelly, Grove City, OH, Noah Kelly, London, OH, Leonard Kelly, Blaine, KY and 24 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence of Hershel May, Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

 

BOYD, Deenie

1898-1970

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday for Deeney Boyd, 72, of Freeman, WV from the Cravens-Shires Funeral Chapel at Bluewell, with the Rev. Wiley Brooks and Rev. I. E. Morris officiating. Burial was made in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV. Born in Kentucky, he was a former resident of Ulysses, a son of the late Ed and Alice Miller Boyd. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his widow, Jean Brown Boyd; one daughter, Lillian Dickinson, of Forestville, MD and one son, Tommy Boyd, of Freeman, four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Cope of Matewan, WV, Mrs. Minnie Beasley, Fayetteville, NC, Mrs. Howard Thompson, Gary, WV, and one brother, Harry Boyd of Bluewell, WV. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

 

 

BURTON, James Arlie

1893-1970

James Arlie Burton, 77, of Lockbourne, OH, died Sunday, May 3, in the Medi Center of America, Columbus, OH after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, from the Myers Funeral Home at Groveport, OH by Rev. Herman Knodt of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Fernwood Cemetery at Groveport. Born March 20, 1893, he was the son of the late G. V. and Charlotte Prince Burton. His wife, the former Ruby Carter, preceded him in death in 1968. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Miller of Groveport; one grandson, Michael Miller of Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Flora Chaffins and Mrs. Lillian Moore of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Mattie Thompson of Ashland, KY; and two brothers, John and S. W. Burton of Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

CHAFFIN, Myrtle (Boggs)

1903-1970

Mrs. Myrtle Chaffin, 67, of Louisa, died Tuesday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 27, 1903 at Blaine, KY, She was a daughter of the late Pleas and Mary Boggs Boggs. She was a member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church and the Women's Society of Christian Service. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

CHAFFIN, Myrtle (Boggs)

1903-1970

Mrs. Myrtle Chaffin, 67, of Louisa (formerly of Buchanan) died Tuesday, June 2, at the Louisa General Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born January 27,1903 in Blaine, KY a daughter of the late Pleas and Mary Boggs. She was a member of the Prichard Memorial United Methodist Church, Buchanan. Survivors include her husband, Lindsey Chaffin, four daughters, Mrs. Marie White, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Gladys Wylie and Mrs. Carol Holbrook of Ashland, and Mrs. Louise Brechka of Anchorage, Alaska; and eight grandchildren. Also two brothers, Taylor Boggs of Blaine and Curt Boggs of Catlettsburg; one sister, Lottie Chaney, Petalema, CA. Pallbearers were Melvin Holbrook, Bernard L. Nelson, Gene Short, Gobel Copley, Austin Johnson, and John P. Bush. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1970

 

DIXON, Ray

1921-1970

Ray Dixon, 49, of 220 N. Locust St., Urbana, OH, died at 5:14 a.m. Friday, June 5, in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He was born November 26, 1921, in Lawrence County, KY, the son of Martin V. and Roosevelt Lemmons Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and was a self employed contractor. Mr. Dixon had resided in the Urbana area for the past 20 years. Survivors include his widow, the former Rose May Adams, one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Joyce) Lafferty; one son, Ronald Ray, both of Urbana; one granddaughter, 3 sisters, Mrs. Homer (Sadie) Moore of Adams, KY, Mrs. Al (Esta) Harter of California, and Joie of DeGraff and three brothers, Proctor of Ellen, KY, Freeland of Springfield, OH, and Marty of Urbana. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 8, from the Walter Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fleming, pastor of the Urbana Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1970

 

EDWARDS, Mary (Fields)

1905-1970

Mrs. Mary Fields Edwards, 65, of Pikeville, KY, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Little Creek Regular Baptist Church near Pikeville with Elders Frank Hopkins, Luther Conn, Grover Adkins and others officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville. She was born January 9, 1905 in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Bill and Rebecca Cross Fields. Her husband, Roy Edwards, died April 29, 1969. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Addie Lockhart of Pikeville, Route 2 and two half sisters, Mrs. Ada Meisel of Rockford, IL and Mrs. Vannie Johnson of Island Creek, KY. She was also preceded in death by a son, Clifford. Mrs. Edwards had been in Louisa last Thursday to attend the funeral of her mother in law, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer. The Baker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

FANNIN, Bert H.

1897-1970

Bert H. Fannin, 74, of 1204 Walter St., Portsmouth, OH, died Saturday, May 30, in a Lucasville, OH nursing home following an extended illness. Born May 2, 1897, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late George and Betty Queen Fannin. He was a retired government employee, a justice of the peace and a veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Fannin. Surviving are three brothers, Tom and Charlie Fannin of Ashland and Hugh Fannin of Bear Creek in Boyd County and a sister, Mrs. Nerrie Ables of Ironton. Funeral service were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. W. K. Wood officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1970

 

FINLEY, Lessie (Adkins)

1913-1970

Mrs. Lessie Finley, 57, of Fort Gay, Route 2, who died Thursday, June 11, was buried in the Mosey Asbury Cemetery at East Lynn, WV, following funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre Baptist Church, conducted by Ministers Gallie Isaac and Herman Ross. Born February 3, 1913 in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Laura Blankenship Adkins. Survivors include the husband, Roy Finley, a son, Ersie Finley of Manfield, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Elva Lee Gensiewsky of Detroit, MI, Miss Pansy Finley of Wayne and Miss Juanita Finley of Fort Gay, a brother, Percy Adkins of East Lynn; a sister, Mrs. Rita Adkins of Huntington and seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The Morris Funeral Home at Wayne was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 18,1 970

 

HUGHES, James Edward

1928-1970

James Edward Hughes, 41, formerly of Yatesville, KY, who had been in the Navy for more than 21 years, died May 8, at the Navy Hospital at Newport, RI. Funeral services were conducted May 13 in Arlington, VA. Burial was in the Arlington National Cemetery. Born July 23, 1928, at Yatesville, he was a son of the late James E. and Rosa Bentley Hughes. Surviving is a sister, Grace N. Spradling of Wayne route 2, West Virginia. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

KELLY, Gordon Mansfield

1891-1970

Gordon Mansfield Kelly, 79, of Whitman, WV died Monday, May 25, in a Man, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Coal Miner's Chapel at Whitman, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Walter Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Webbville, KY. Born November 16,1 891, at Webbville, he was a son of the late Isaac and Rebecca Hayes Kelly. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include five sons, Mayo Kelly of Webbville, Leo Kelly of Lexington, KY, Paul and Arnold Kelly of Whitman and George Kelly of Columbus, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Adams of Webbville, Mrs. Ida Hill and Mrs. Monnie Adams of Whitman, Mrs. Miriam Thompson of Lexington, Mrs. Patricia Lucas of Ferrellsburg, WV and Mrs. Alice Way of Ashland, OH; two brothers, Fred Kelly of Detroit, MI, and Willie Kelly of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Parker of Kenova and Mrs. Lucy Holbrook of Webbville; four half brothers, three half sisters, 37 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

KITCHEN, William G.

William G. Kitchen, 68, died shortly after midnight, Friday, May 15, at his home on S. Walnut St., Galena, OH, after an illness of several years. Born in Kentucky, Kitchen moved to Galena about a month prior to his death from the Johnstown community. Surviving are his widow, Eva; three daughters, Mrs. Zane (Faye) Snider and Mrs. Stanley (Linda) Matthews, both of Delaware, OH, and Mrs. W. O. (Loraine) Perkins of Hitchins, KY; two sons, Charles Ray Kitchen, Delaware, OH and John L. Kitchen, of Galena; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were in charge of DeVore Funeral Home, there. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1970

 

RIPLEY, Robert J.

Robert J. "Bob" Ripley of Polas, CA, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, June 14. Interment was made there, according to information released by H. H. Roberts. Mr. Ripley, Past Mater of Apperson Lodge 195, Louisa, operated an Army Store while in Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1970

 

 

ROBINETTE, John Cecil

1919-1970

John Cecil Robinette, 51, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, May 27, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Spruce Lick Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery near Fort Gay. Born February 4, 1919 on Fort Gay, Route 1, he was a son of Mrs. Adreen Billups Robinette of Route 1, Fort Gay and the late Virgil Robinette. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Shirley Winchell Robinette; 6 daughters, Mrs. Carl McCune and Mrs. Donna Copley of Creston, OH, Mrs. Tom Skeens of Mansfield, OH, Miss Brenda Robinette of Burbank, OH, and Misses Cindy and Roxie Robinette, at home; five sons, Virgil Robinette with the Air Force in Germany, Thomas Robinette of St. Charles, IL, John Robinette of Route 2, Ft. Gay, Bill Robinette of Burbank and David Robinette, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Millard Branham of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Dan Branham of Westerville, OH; three brothers, Don Robinette, of Route 1, Ft. Gay, Joe Robinette of Creston and Leroy Robinette with the Air Force in Georgia; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

 

SMITH, Charles Franklin

887-1970

Charles Franklin Smith, 82, of Prichard, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Simpson officiating. Burial was in East Ashland Cemetery. A retired farmer and a member and deacon of Big Hurricane Baptist Church, Mr. Smith was born July 5, 1887, at Prichard, a son of the late James Morgan and Nannie Canada Smith. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Erie Lakin Smith; two daughters, Mrs. James Gilkerson of Prichard and Miss Pauline Smith of Huntington; a son, Homer Smith of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Workman of Wayne and Mrs. Lola Jackson of Delaware, OH; two brothers, Jennings Smith of Wayne and Jay Smith of Worthington, KY; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1970

 

SPARKS, James B.

1887-1970

James B. Sparks, 82, of Blaine, died Thursday, June 18, at his home. Born October 31, 1887, in Blaine, he was a son of the late Peter and Rebecca Sparks. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Locie Edwards Sparks and a sister, Mrs. Amanda S. Bright, of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday form the home with the Rev. James Riley officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Ernest S.

1913-1970

Ernest S. Thompson, 56, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Wednesday, June 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Mill Creek Church of God on Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery there. Born July 4, 1913, on Fort Gay, Route 2, he was a son of the late John W. and Nora Ann Arrington Thompson. A veteran of World War II, he was a coal miner. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virgie Adkins Thompson; three daughters, Misses Betty Jean, Nora Ann and Debra Thompson, all at home; two step daughters, Mrs. Ernest Young of Louisa, KY and Mrs. Johnny Pennington of Sandusky, OH; two sons, Ernest Thompson, JR. of Huntington and Paul Edward Thompson at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Mislich of Harvey, IL and Mrs. Viola Beaudreane of Midlothian, IL, a brother, Paul Thompson of Huntington, and three grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

 

VARNEY, William Ance

1911-1970

William Ance Varney, 59, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 7, 1911 in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late M. L. and Amy May Varney. He was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Church at Louisa, Route 2, Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Juanita Pollock Varney, four brothers, Roary Varney, of Wayne, WV, Elster Varney of Cincinnati, OH, Luke Varney of Louisa, and Marvin Varney of Beckley, WV and several nieces and nephews, Big Sandy News, June 18, 1970

 

WRIGHT, Jennifer Lynn

1970-1970

Jennifer Lynn Wright, infant daughter of Ora Thomas and Ruby Rebecca Young Wright of near Louisa, died Thursday, June 18, in a local hospital shortly after birth. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Edgar Young Cemetery, Webbville, Route 1, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Survivors also include a brother, Thomas Andrew Wright, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Young of Webbville and Mrs. Faye Wright of Star Route, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1970

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BELLOMY, Miles Kelly

1886-1970

Miles Kelly Bellomy, 83, of Fort Gay, died Sunday at his home following an extended illness. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wellman Cemetery near Fort Gay. Born September 30, 1886, at Prichard, WV, he was a son of the late Roscoe Manford and Nannie Peery Bellomy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Grace Vanhoose Bellomy. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul M. Johnson of Winston-Salem, SC, a brother, Arnold Bellomy of Wadsworth, OH and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1970

 

COPLEY, Lawrence

1907-1970

Lawrence Copley, 63, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Tuesday, July 7, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Church of God at Fort Gay with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery on Fort Gay route 2. Born March 4, 1907, on route 2, Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Thomas L. and Emaline Wilson Copley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pricie Workman Copley; two daughters, Mrs. Wetzel Waller of Route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Ray Messer of Cleveland, OH; two sons, Rush Copley of Route 2, Fort Gay and Bobby Copley at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Ramey and Miss Ruth Copley of Route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Roy Copley of Prichard; three brothers, Garland Copley of Rittman, OH, Jay Copley of Mansfield, OH, and Davis Copley of Genoa, WV; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1970

 

COPLEY, Paul

1899-1970

Paul Copley, 70, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the old Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Charley Thompson and the Rev. Berman Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Copley Family Cemetery on Paddle Creek. He was born in 1899, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Callahan and Eliza Crabtree Copley. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include two sons, Paul Copley, Jr., and Brady Copley, both of Kenova and a brother, Annaniac Copley of Rittman, OH. The body was taken to the residence of Burgess Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2 and removed to the church by the Morris Funeral Home of Wayne one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1970

 

ERNST, Austin A.

1898-1970

Austin A. Ernst, 72, of Louisa, died at his home Friday of an apparent heart attack. Born March 29, 1898, at Harrisburg, PA, he was a member of the Catholic Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mae Borders Ernst; three sons, Joe and Jerry Ernst of Philadelphia, PA; two step daughters, Miss Betty Cassell, at home, and Mrs. Frances Phillips of Columbus, OH, and two stepsons, Billy Cassell of Louisa and Lowell Cassell of Columbus. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was sent to Baltimore, MD for burial. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1970

 

FAIRCHILD, Mary E. (Rister)

Mrs. Mary E. Fairchild, 71, of Lowmansville, KY died Wednesday, July 22, in a Paintsville Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Slone Cemetery at Turner Branch. Born August 12, 1898 at Princeton, WV, she was a daughter of the late Green and Rachel Rister. Survivors include the husband, Ray Fairchild, four sons, Ralph Fairchild, Springfield, OH, Robert Fairchild, Dayton, OH, Ruel Fairchild, Boons Camp, KY, and Roy Fairchild, Spencer, WV, three daughters, Mrs. Robert Castle, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ruby Slone, Paintsville and Mrs. Rushie Christian, Sunbury, OH; a brother, Brady Rister of Dublin, OH and three grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1970

 

KEESEE, Thomas Jefferson

1894-1970

Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Keesee, 76, of Cherokee, KY, died Tuesday, July 14, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery at Adams, KY. Born April 4, 1894 at Branchland, WV, he was a son of the late William and Addie Knisley Keesee. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Kitchen Keesee, and a brother George Keesee of Branchland. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 1623, 1970

 

LESTER, Ira

1883-1970

Ira Lester, 86, of Martha, KY died suddenly Sunday evening, 7:15 o'clock, at his home after an apparent heart attack. A retired employee of the Ashland Oil Inc., and former member of the Lawrence county Board of Education, he was a highly esteemed citizen. A native of Lawrence County, he was born July 28, 1883, at Keaton, KY, a son of the late William Jefferson and Sarah Skaggs Lester. He had been a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 65 years. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willard Bailey and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Dovie Dorton Lester, two daughters, Mrs. C. V. Sturgill of Paintsville and Miss Sarah Lester, at home; three sons, Dr. Hobart Lester, Louisa, Elmo Lester, Blaine, KY and Harvey Lester, Huntington, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Sena Maine, New York and Mrs. Mary Horton, Chillicothe, OH; a brother William Lester, of Hilliard, OH, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1970

 

LIMINGS, Maude (Boggs)

1884-1970

Mrs. Maude Limings, 85, Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, June 30, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 15, 1885, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late W. H. And Survillar Ramey Boggs. She was the widow of G. W. Limings. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hannah Debord of Grayson, KY; a brother, Ora Boggs of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1970

 

ORDEAN, L. A. "Spanky"

L. A. "Spanky" Ordean, of 2406 Ralston Street, Gary, IN, passed away June 9, 1970, at Medaith Hospital, Gary, as a result of a car accident. The body was taken to Dellenback Funeral Chapel, Calfox Street, Gary. Burial was in the Vanover Cemetery, Martha, KY. Survivors include the parents, Nicholas and Jean Vanover Ordean; one sister, Ginger Ordean of Gary and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Vanover of Martha. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1970

 

PACK, Ervin

1922-1970

Ervin Pack, 47, of Flatwoods, KY, died Wednesday, July 8, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Friendship United Baptist Church, near Louisa, with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Brumley Marcum officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery. Born August 30, 1922, in Martin County, KY, he was a son of the late Charlie and Elector Gillispie Pack. A World War II veteran and an employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Stella Maynard pack; five sons, Glen and Ervin Pack in the Marine Corps, and Terry, Michael and Steven Pack, at home; a daughter, Patty Pack, at home; five brothers, Dewey, Auxier, Elmer, Charlie and Glendon Pack of Louisa, and three sisters, Mrs. Eva Endicott, Mrs. Ellen Fitch and Mrs. Zella McCanaha, all of Columbus, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1970

 

PETERSON, Maggie (Linch)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Linch Peterson, mother of Mrs. David B. White, Sr., of Louisa, were held July 6 at eh Liberty Universalist Church in Louisville, Miss., with Rev. Leonard Prater officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Harris Funeral Home of Louisville in charge. Mrs. Peterson, who was 89, was a native and life-long resident of Winston County, the daughter of the late Mike and Laura Bevill Linch. She was a retired teacher, having taught in the Winston County school. Following an illness of about three weeks, she died in the Winston County Community Hospital in Louisville on July 4. She was a member of the Liberty Universalist Church. Survivors, other than Mrs. White, include three other daughters, Mrs. Charles Herrington of Louisville, Mrs. J. B. Vickers of Jackson, Miss, and Mrs. Wayne Gaddis, of Clarksville, Miss; two sons, Ret. Col. Wyatt B. Peterson, of Jackson and Marcus W. Peterson of Monticello, twenty grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mrs. White and her son, Attorney David B. White, Jr. of Louisa attended. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1970

 

PRINCE, George S.

1883-1970

George S. Prince, 86, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Prince family cemetery near Louisa. Born December 20, 1883, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late John and Virginia Large Prince. His wife, Nannie Burdett Prince, died in 1935. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Taylor of East Liverpool, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Spillman and Mrs. Cleo Cooper, both of Columbus and Mrs. Faye Hughes of Louisa; two sons, John and Dan Prince of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Forest of Centersburg, OH, and a brother, Charles Prince of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, July 6,1970

 

PRINCE, Hattie (Jobe)

1896-1970

Mrs. Hattie Prince, 74, of 51 Midcrest Homes, Midland, OH, died Thursday, June 18, in Elmcrest Extended Care Facility, South Beaver Township, following a lingering illness. Born February 29, 1896, in Louisa, KY, she had resided in Columbus, OH and Sharon, PA, before moving to Midland 11 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Virginia) Diamond, Louisa; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Ivory) Burton, Deland, FL and Mrs. Ella Marcum, Huntington, WV; two brothers, Elisha and Clyde Jobe, and numerous nieces and nephews in the Beaver County area. Her husband, Roscoe Prince, died in 1933. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, with the Rev. Ray A. McCreight, pastor of the Four Mile United Presbyterian Church, Ohioville, officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Ohioville. The Henry L. Cannon Jr. Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1970

 

SHANNON, Andrew Thomas

1884-1970

Andrew Thomas Shannon, 86, a well known and highly respected citizen passed away Tuesday in a Paintsville, KY nursing home which he entered some time ago. A retired building contractor, Mr. Shannon was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Louisa, where funeral rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Alton Brown, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The deceased, born March 14, 1884, at Gallup, KY, a son of the late James and Nancy Christine Shannon, pioneer settlers of that section of Lawrence County. Mr. Shannon was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Peters Shannon in 1969. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Lyon, of Paintsville, Mrs. Homer Wright, Jr., of Louisa, and Mrs. Clay Snedegar of Frankfort, KY; a son, Andrew K. Shannon, Huntington; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. The body will be removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 9,1970

 

THOMPSON, Steve

1950-1970

Steve Thompson, 19, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, July 8, in a Baltimore, MD hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Everett Meddings officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV. Born August 10, 1950, he was a son of Mrs. Christine Dow Webb of Fort Gay and the late Richard Thompson. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Julia Fraley Thompson, a son, Stevie Thompson, at home; three half sisters, Misses Fontella, Patcheria Sue, and Dianna Lynn Webb, of Route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Richard Thompson, of Route 1, Fort Gay; a half brother, Mitchell Webb of route 2, Fort Gay, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thompson of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1970

 

VINSON, Lewis E.

Chief Master Sergeant Lewis E. Vinson, 52, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, and McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA, stationed at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, died of a heart attack Wednesday, July 8, at the base hospital there. A son of Mrs. Anna Vinson of Fort Gay and the late Daniel W. Vinson, he was a Master Mason in Vinson Lodge 66, F & AM at Fort Gay and was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a career man and had served 29 years with the Air Force. Surviving besides his mother are his widow, Mrs. Emma Mildred Wellman Vinson; two sons, Gary Vinson of Sacramento, and Dale Vinson with the U. S. Air force, two daughters, Debra and Nancy, at home; one brother, Lafayette F. Vinson of Memphis, TN and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Rowley of Sabinal, TX. Dale flew to the Philippines to accompany his mother and sisters home to Sacramento with the body. A combined military and Masonic Funeral was directed from the Lombard Funeral Home there with burial in a private cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1970

 

VINSON, Monzola

1893-1970

Monzola Vinson, 77, of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, died last Thursday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the residence with the Rev. Olen Kearns officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Born January 22, 1893, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late William and Tilda Chapman Vinson. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alice Smith Vinson; six daughterfs, Mrs. Leon Phyfer, Minton, OH; Mrs. Jesse Brewer, Ethel, WV, Mrs. Clifford Mahow, Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Ellen Vinson, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Claude Baisden, Sarah Ann, WV, Miss Geneva Vinson at home; three sons, Jesse Vinson of Cleveland, Millard Vinson, of Ethel and Jim Vinson, serving withthe Marines in Boston, Mass; three stepsons, Isaac Gravely of Isaborn, WV, Charley and George Gravely, both of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Martha Meade of New Albany, IN; a half sister, Mrs. Lacy Damron of Williamson; three brothers,, Wallace Vinson of Charleston, Burthun Vinson of New Albany and Harrison Vinson of Landale, and 37 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1970

 

WEBB, Mark J.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb, received word on Tuesday that their grandson, W. O. Mark J. Webb, had been killed in action July 20 in Vietnam. The 21 year old helicopter pilot entered the service of his country in 1968 following the completion of his sophomore year at the university of Indiana. A son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb, Jr., of Hobart, IN, his tour of duty in the Vietnam Theatre would have terminated in January. Funeral arrangements are pending, waiting word form the U. S. Government concerning the arrival of the body. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1970

 

WEBB, Mark J.

Military graveside rites for Warrant Officer Mark J. Webb, U. S. Air Force Pilot, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31 in Pine Hill Cemetery, with a U. S. Air Force Chaplain officiating. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Webb, Jr., of Hobart, IN, formerly of Louisa, he entered into the service of his country in 1968 after completing his sophomore year at the University of Indiana. He was also a graduate of Hobart High School. Survivors include the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Elaine Alvarez, Gary, IN and Miss Joyce Webb, and a brother Bruce Webb, both at home. The body of the 21 year old pilot, killed in action July 20 while flying over Indo-China, will arrive at the Young Funeral Home, Thursday night (tonight) at 9:30 o'clock. Friends may call after nine o'clock Friday morning. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1970

 

WHEELER, Ruthie (Skaggs)

1873-1970

Mrs. Ruthie Wheeler, 96, of Blaine, died Friday in a Russell, KY hospital. Born October 23, 1873, at Martha, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Catherine Lester Skaggs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Old Hood Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery there. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Craft, of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Ina Lester of Huntington; eight sons, Franklin, Ora, and C. C. Wheeler, all of Ashland; George and Burnso Wheeler, both of Blaine; Ova Wheeler of South Point, OH, Eskie Wheeler of Raceland, KY, and Espy Wheeler of Dayton, OH and two brothers, David and Acie Skaggs, both of Flemingsburg, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1970

 

WORKMAN, Oscar

1891-1970

Oscar Workman, 79, of Logore, OH, passed away in a Pomeroy, OH hospital July 2, 1970, after a short illness. He was born January 18, 1891 in Louisa, KY, a son of the late John and Mary Chaffin Workman. The funeral was held at the Curtright Funeral Home, Sunday, July 5,  at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Busseyville Cemetery. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Allens Worth Workman; a brother, Charles B. Workman of Pickerington, OH and a half brother, the Rev. W. B. Curnutte, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1970

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ADAMS, William Henry

1908-1970

William Henry Adams, 62, of near Catlettsburg, KY, died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Crooks-Adams Cemetery. Born February 20, 1908, he was a son of the late Stanton and Sarah Wilks Adams. A farmer, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Esta Adams; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Halcomb, at home; a son, Staff Sgt. Dorsal Adams of Fort Lewis, WA; a sister, Mrs. Rosella Large of Columbus; two brothers, Eskel Adams of Louisa and Ova Adams of Oak Hill, OH; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1970

 

BARTRAM, Iva (Chapman)

1886-1970

Mrs. Iva Bartram, 84, of Mansfield, OH, died Saturday in a Mansfield hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bartram Chapel near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery on Mill Creek. Born July 16, 1886, at Gallup, KY she was a daughter of the late William and Lydia Peck Chapman. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and had lived in Mansfield for the past 42 years. Her husband, Forrest Bartram, preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jay Savage of Centerville, GA, Mrs. Lydia Branham of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Joan Castle of Huntington and Mrs. Clarence Wilson of Hawksville, GA a son, Archie H. Bartram of Lucas, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kitchen of Louisa, and Mrs. Lyss Berry of Catlettsburg, KY; a brother, Joseph Chapman of Gallup; 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1970

 

BELLOMY, Ellen (Skeens)

1906-1970

Mrs. Ellen Bellomy, 64, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died in a Louisa hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born April 12, 1906, at Fallsburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Add Skeens. She is survived by her husband, Paul C. Bellomy; three sisters, Mrs. Marion McGuire and Mrs. William Chadwick, of Fort Pierce, FL and Mrs. Abigail VanHorn of Fallsburg, and two brothers, Jack Skeens of Chester, PA and Scott Skeens of Groton, CT. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1970

 

BRADLEY, Donna Marie

1970-1970

Donna Marie Bradley, infant daughter of Pearly and Flo Mae Eilder Bradley of Route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, August 12, after birth. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Nedra Bradley on Route 4, Louisa. Burial was in the Fletcher Cemetery at Royalton, KY. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Stewart of Albion, MI, and Brenda Sue and Linda Ann Bradley of Gallipolis, OH, and four brothers, Charles, Robert, Henry and David Bradley, of Richardson, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1970

 

DAMRON, Cordia (Blevins)

1900-1970

Mrs. Cordia Damron, 69, Route 2, Fort Gay died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born in 1900 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Adams Blevins. Survivors include her husband, Calvin Damron; six daughters, Mrs. George D. Wilson and Mrs. Artie Crawford of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Emerson Richmond and Mrs. Kenneth Adcox of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Lloyd Pratt of Fort Gay and Mrs. David Parsons of Huntington; two sons, Garland Damron of Mansfield and Timothy Damron of Route 2, fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Hobert Salyers of Mansfield, and Mrs. Golda Wellman and Mrs. Pierce Webb of Route 2, Ft. Gay; two brothers, Ivie and Sam Blevins of Fort Gay, 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salte Petre Community Church with the Rev. H.H. Ross and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1970

 

FYFFE, Ephram

1892-1970

Ephram Fyffe, 78, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Elizabeth Enterprise Church at Martha. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery there. Born May 13, 1892, he was a son of the late George and Louvena Fraley Fyffe. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Fyffe, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Arrington, and Mrs. Alma Riley of Blaine, and Mrs. Eula Barber of Dayton, OH; a son, Lloyd Fyffe of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Mrs. ??? of Kentucky, Mrs. Martha Dawson of Moon, KY, Mrs. Barbara Gilliam of Isonville, KY, Mrs. Ida Crum of Hitchins, KY and Mrs. Della Sparks of Martha. The body was taken to the residence from the Potter Funeral Home at West Liberty, KY. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1970

 

GILKERSON, Nerva ( Lowe)

1907-1970

Mrs. Nerva Gilkerson, 63, of Route 1, Prichard, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, August 20, in a Huntington hospital. Born May 4, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Mary E. Young Lowe. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Shiloh Baptist Church near Prichard with the Rev. Willard Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Hatton Cemetery at Prichard. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hester Brehm of Silver Spirngs, MD, and Mrs. Dorothy Widay of Malden, WV; four sons, Amos Saunders of Gauley Bridge, WV, Bill and Bernard Saunders of Columbus Station, OH, and Toby Saunders, of Toledo, OH; seven sisters, Miss Ruby Lowe, Mrs. Rheba Hatton, Mrs. Rora Ferguson and Mrs. Della Massey, of Prichard, Mrs. Opal Stepp of Kenova, Mrs. Stella Cross of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Dulcie Adkins of Carswell, KY; two brothers, Walter Lowe of Prichard and Carl Lowe of Rittman; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1970

 

HOBSON, Alex

1894-1970

Alex Hobson, 75, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, KY died Sunday in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. Ira Copley officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born October 28, 1894, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Elijah and Cordelia Webb Hobson. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Jessie Stump Hobson; two daughters, Mrs. N. J. Smith of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. S. P. Maynard of Route 1, Louisa; a son, A. J. Hobson of South Shore, KY, a sister, Mrs. Ester McDonnie of Frankfort, KY, and two brothers, Dewey Hobson of Sciotoville, OH and Warren Hobson of Philadelphia. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1970

 

ISAAC, Fred

1893-1970

Fred Isaac, 76, Williamson, WV formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, August 11, in a South Williamson, KY hospital. Born December 1, 1893, in Louisa, he was a son of the late J. C. and Laura Isaac Pinson. He was a retired Williamson city employee. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Ball Funeral Home, Williamson, with the Rev. Garland Fink officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery there. Survivors include three sons, Herschel, Richard and William Isaac of Indianapolis, IN, four daughters, Mrs. Nell Poland of Minneapolis, MN, Mrs. Etty Lilly of Hinton, WV, and Mrs. Mildred Slater of Williamson, a brother, R. R. Pinson of Roanoke, VA and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Small of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1970

 

LOAR, John H.

1882-1970

John Henry Loar, 88, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Skeens Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. Born in Wayne County, WV, January 30, 1882, he was a son of the late William Henry and Louisa ?Buskirk? Loar. A retired employee of the United Fuel Gas Co., he was married to the late Mary Belle VanHoose Loar. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Albert Wellman and Mrs. Jake McCloud of Ft. Gay, route 1, Mrs. Madge Skeens of Orlando, FL and Mrs. William Lester of Bonifay, FL; two sons, William Henry Loar of Ocala, FL, and John Ervin Loar of Detroit, MI; a sister, Miss Florence Loar, of Columbus, OH and 20 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1970

 

MOORE, Fannie

1890-1970

Mrs. Fannie Moore, 80, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, (today) at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Burt Hall officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born April 6, 1890, at Blaine, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Sally Pauley Miles. A member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, she was the widow of Tom P. Moore, who died in 1949. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John Rose of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Paul Raines of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. John Spence and Marjorie E. Moore, both of Louisa; a son, Jesse J. Moore of Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1970

 

ROBINETTE, John Mack

Lodi--A Harrisville Township, OH resident and father of three, John Mack Robinette, CR 29, lost his life in a drowning accident Wednesday evening, July 22. The 39 year old man had gone fishing at Tappan Reservoir near Cadiz, OH and was thrown from a boat when the motor caused it to swerve sideways. At the time of hid death he was employed at Lodi Lumber Co., He was formerly employed at the Union Malleable in Ashland for seven years. Mr. Robinette was born in Lawrence County, on Lick Creek, near Louisa, lived in Columbus, OH, for 14 years, before moving to the Lodi area 11 years ago. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Three Rivers, MI. Surviving are his widow, Essie, daughter, Mary Ellen, 9, two sons, John, 7, and Mack Jr. , 6; mother, Mrs. Mary Katie Smith of Columbus, father, John Robinette, of West Salem, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ann McCormick, West Jefferson, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, from the Parker Funeral Home. Burial was in Burbank cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1970

 

SPARKS, Alma (Sparks)

1896-1970

Mrs. Alma Sparks, 74, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, August 19, in an Ashland, KY nursing home. Born January 28, 1896, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Lucy Ramey Sparks. She was married to the late Lawrence Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Free Will Baptist Church on Caines Creek with the Rev. Eugene McNeal and Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. She is survived by two sons, Herbert L. Kazee and Henry H. Kazee of Columbus, OH; a sister,  Mrs. Carey Blankenship of Columbus and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1970

 

STONE, Richard Woodrow

1915-1970

Richard Woodrow Stone, 55, of Louisa, died Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Born at Louisa, January 31, 1915, he was a son of Mrs. Lou Gearhart Stone of Louisa and the late Richard A. Stone. A member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Angelo Rico of Oak Park, IL, and Miss Debby Stone of Dayton, OH; three sons, David, Randy and Danny Stone of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Gene Stewart of Pikeville, KY, Mrs. James Pickrell of Ashland, KY, and Mrs. Haskell Price of Louisa, and two brothers, Lucien and Cam Stone of Dayton. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Clementine Elizabeth (Lycan)

Mrs. Clementine Elizabeth Lycan Thompson, 61, of Prichard, WV, died Saturday at her home after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Fork of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. She was a daughter of the late Goodwin and Ida Meredith Lycan. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Ray Thompson, two daughters, Mrs. Dale Lycan of Wyandotte, MI, and Mrs. Ida Carol Skean of Prichard; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Michael of Roanoke, VA and Mrs. Jesses Ratcliff of Fort Gay; and five brothers, Dempsey Lycan of Kenova, Goodwin and Delbert Lycan, of Wyandotte, MI, Austin Lycan of Prichard and Jefferson Lycan of Dearborn, MI. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1970

 

WILLIAMS, Lucy (Smith)

1888-1970

Mrs. Lucy Smith Williams, 81, of Catlettsburg, KY, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Warren Robinson at Catlettsburg. Born October 25, 1888, she was a daughter of the late James and Deliba Rouse Stump. She was the widow of Clarence Williams, who died in 1931. Survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. William Baugh of Willard, OH, Mrs. Ralph Widenor of Summerton, SC, Mrs. Robert Ferguson of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Harold Harmon of Woodbridge, VA; two sons, Howard Smith of Montague, CA and Ballard Smith of Reddings, CA; a sister, Mrs. Alex Hobson of Catlettsburg, and 23 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. the body is at the Young Funeral Home at Louisa, KY where friends may call after 10 a.m. today. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1970

 

WORKMAN, Charles E.

Funeral services were conducted at Port Clinton, OH for a Fort Gay man who was killed Monday when his motorcycle collided with a car on U. S. 23 near Chillicothe, OH. Charles E. Workman, 30, died in a Chillicothe City Hospital of head and internal injuries. the Ross County detachment of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the victim's motorcycle struck a car driven by Pearl E. Montgomery, 76, of Chillicothe, who was attempting a left turn. Officers said the impact threw Mr. Workman over the top of the woman's vehicle. The victim landed against another car driven by William W. Duvall, 33, of Williamsport, OH. The body was at the Gerner & Wolf Funeral Home in Port Clinton. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1970

 

WRIGHT, Charles E.

1902-1970

Charles E. Wright, a well-known resident of Louisa, passed away Friday morning at 10:15 o'clock at his home, 112 Wallace Street, following an extended illness. The 68 year old citizen was born April 3, 1902, at Webbville, KY, a son of the late William and Caroline Justice Wright, early settlers there. The deceased, an active member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist church and chorus, enjoyed singing in quartets and other special arrangements at his own church and other churches in the area. A retired salesman for the McNess Company and a merchant he has been in failing health for several years prior to his confinement at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker, pastor, and the Rev. Burt Hall, former pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Queen Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The body was removed to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Virginia Lee Arden Wright; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Leach of Reading, OH, and Mrs. B. J. Campbell of Stevensville, MI; three sisters, Mrs. George Shortridge, of Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. John Neel of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Claude Estep of Pleasantville, OH; two brothers, George Wright of Route 4, Louisa, and Ted Wright of Ashland and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1970

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ADKINS, Linzie Lee

1951-1970

Linzie Lee Adkins, 19, of Rittman, OH died in a lake while swimming, August 16 at 7 p.m. Born April 2, 1951, at Wadsworth, OH, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Linzie Adkins of Rittman. Graveside rites were conducted Friday, August 21, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Shad Akers and the Rev. Johnny Cavins officiating. Burial was made in the Lakin Cemetery at Prichard, WV. Survivors other than the parents, include three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Barger, Wadsworth, Miss Kathie Adkins and Miss Imogene Adkins, both at home; two brothers, Roger Dale Adkins, Cleveland, OH and PFC James Ronald Adkins, at Camp LeJuene, NC. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

ARRINGTON, Haskell

1908-1970

Haskell Arrington, 62, a prominent citizen and former director of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau, passed away Friday in an Ashland, KY hospital following an illness of five days. The deceased, born February 3, 1908, at Cordell, KY, was a son of the late Simon and Lora Caudill Arrington. He was a member and a deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church at Cherokee, KY. He was extensively engaged in livestock and farming and was active in community affairs. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cherokee Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Butler and Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Loray Cordle Arrington; four daughters, Mrs. James Kiger of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Deloris Jones and Mrs. Michael Call of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Huey McDavid of Grayson, KY; a son, Haskell Arrington, Jr., of Webbville; six sisters, Mrs. Wayne Williams of Ceredo, Mrs. William Bryant of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Homer Wells of Tipton, GA and Mrs. Henry Krasenski, Mrs. Louise Witherspoon and Mrs. Dean Wright, all of Columbus; three brothers, Fred A. and Ralph Arrington of Louisa and Walter Arrington of Columbus; and 10 grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The body was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

CAUDILL, Chester

1893-1970

Chester Caudill, 77, of Athens, TN, formerly of Fallsburg, KY, died Sunday in an Athens hospital. Funeral service were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Fallsburg. Born June 26, 1893, at Brushy, KY, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Caudill. He was a retired Army officer, with 15 years of service. His wife, Bertha Stuart Caudill, died in 1961. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Evelina Knudson, Mrs. Ruth Moore and Mrs. Joan Robertson, of Columbus OH, and Mrs. Nora Jean Lynn of Athens; four sons, Herman, Homer, and Paul Caudill of Columbus, and Fred Caudill of Fallsburg; two brothers, Shelby and Ralph Caudill of Portsmouth, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Lee Caudill of Lucasville, OH, Mrs. Zona JOrdan of Columbus and Mrs. Shirley Jerome of Harvey, IL; 26 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

DAVIDSON, Hazel Mae (Howard)

1903-1970

Mrs. Hazel Mae Davidson, 67, of Louisa, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Myrtle Chapel, Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Leonard Patrick and the Rev. Freeman Justice officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born December 2, 1903, at Knoxville, TN, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mollie Lewis Howard, of Camden, OH and the late Lark Howard. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She is also survived by her husband, Scott Davidson; a daughter, Mrs. Jay Willis of Miamisburg, OH, five sons, Walter, Amos, and Don Davidson, all of Dayton, OH, Thomas and Scott Davidson, Jr., both of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Stout of Camden, OH and Mrs. Paris Gilleson of Middletown, OH; two brothers, Worley Howard of Heywood, KY and Bill and Fred Howard of Camden and 23 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

DILLON, William Riley

1886-1970

William Riley Dillon, 84, of Crum, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral service were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Branham and Dillon Cemetery there. Born March 8, 1886, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Harrison and Polly Dillon. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Dalton Dillon; three sons, Burl Dillon of Huntington, Otis and John Dillon of Crum; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley McCoy of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Pansy Branham and Mrs. Maxie Branham of Louisa, and Mrs. Lorene Evans of Crum; two brothers, Wayne Dillon of Louisa and Albert Dillon of Prichard, WV; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Endicott of Fort Gay; and 38 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church from the Warfield, KY Chapel of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

EMKEN, Ella (Pickrell)

1909-1970

Mrs. Ella Pickrell Emken, 60, of Rockwell, MI, died Monday in Louisa of an apparent heart attack. Born September 17, 1909, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Bert Pickrell and Lillian Heston Pickrell. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Fox of Rockwood and Mrs. Jean Fox of Carleton, MI a sister, Jessie Skaggs, Louisa, seven brothers, Virgil and Kenneth Pickrell, both of Louisa, Charles Pickrell of Monroe, MI, James Pickrell of Ashland, Ernest and Bernard Pickrell, both of Florida and William Pickrell of Catlettsburg, KY. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the Baker Funeral Home in Carleton. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery at Flat Rock, MI. Big Sandy News, September 17,1970

 

FLUTY, Richard

1888-1970

Richard Fluty, 82, of Route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, September 15, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in the Fluty Cemetery at Fluty Lick Branch. Born January 1, 1888,he was a son of the late John and Romba Cassell Fluty. A retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church, he was a member of No. 140 Jewell Masonic Lodge, Crum, WV. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carrie Damron Fluty; five sons, Lee Fluty of Route 5, Louisa, Lafe Fluty of Chattaroy, WV, Edward Fluty of Crum, Richie Fluty of Circleville, OH, and Roy Fluty of Fort Gay; five daughters, Mrs. Hattie Kosto of Williamson, Mrs. Gracie Burks of River Rouge, MI, Mrs. Carrie Moore of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Elsie Marcum of Crum; 36 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

 

FRAZIER, Narie

1876-1970

Miss Narie Frazier, 94, of Clifford, KY, died Thursday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Narie Griffith, with whom she lived. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Mount Olive United Baptist Church at Clifford with the Elder Sherman McGwan officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery. Born February 2, 1876, she was a daughter of the late Cushington and Betty Adkins Frazier. Survivors include two brothers, Henry Frazier of Kenova and Thomas Frazier of Gladsden, AL. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before service time. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

GALLION, Luther Giles

1900-1970

Luther Giles Gallion, 70. of Lawrence County, died Monday night, August 24, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one year. Born January 19, 1900, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Blankenship Gallion. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Willard Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in the Gallion family cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della Murphy Gallion of Webbville; seven daughters, Mrs. Zail Bush and Mrs. Leonard Sexton of Willard, Mrs. Ruth Garska of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Estil Messer of Grayson, Mrs. Richard Lasure of Erie, PA, Miss Patricia Gallion of Grayson, Mrs. David Stringfellow of Webbville; six sons, Johnny Gallion of Ashland, Hager Gallion and Willie Gallion of Columbus, OH, Jay Gallion of Oberlin, OH, Estil Gallion of Elyria, OH, and Melvin Gallion of Hitchins; one brother, Kay Gallion of Louisa and one sister, Martha Presley of Blaine, 34 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

HAWES, Rose Belle (Roberts)

1882-1970

Mrs. Rose Belle Hawes, 88, of Route 1, Louisa, formerly of South Charleston, WV, died Tuesday, September 15, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Hutchinson Cemetery. Born July 12, 1882, she was a daughter of the late Jasper and Nancy Whitley Roberts. She was the widow of William L. Hawes, who died in 1957. Survivors include a brother, Robert Roberts of Ashland, KY and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

JACKSON, Nancy Marie (Raines)

1918-1970

Mrs. Nancy Marie Jackson, 52, of Rittman, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, Route 2, died last Thursday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Bartram Chapel at Fort Gay Route 2, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery there. Born February 20, 1918, she was a daughter of Charles E. Raines of Fort Gay Route 2, and the late Rebecca Lynch Raines. A member of the United Methodist Church, she is survived by her husband, Raymond Jackson; four sisters, Mrs. Marion Collins, of Huntington, Mrs. D. W. Young of Akron, OH, Mrs. Henry Jackson and Mrs. Mack Campbell of Fort Gay and a brother, Jack Raines of Huntington. The body was taken to the home of the father from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

MILLS, Rebecca (Gibson)

1879-1970

Mrs. Rebecca Mills, 91, of Route 1, Louisa (Charley) died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born October 6, 1979, at Gulnare, she was a daughter of the late James and Millie Gibson. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Mills in 1966. Surviving are two sons, Lacy Mills of Route 1, Louisa, and Kelly Mills of Pasadena, MD, 20 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Taylor Cemetery at Hennon (Pike County, KY) with the Rev. Harvey Lowe and the Rev. Johnny Nichols officiating. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

MULLINS, Harold Don

1970-1970

Harold Don Mullins, died at birth Friday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. He was a son of Robert and Mollie Romans Mullins. Surviving are one sister, Shelia Mullins at home; five brothers, Robert, Allen, Samuel, Benjamin and William Mullins, all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virgie Mullins of Columbus, and the maternal grandmother, Mr. James Romans of West Virginia, Gravesides services were conducted Saturday at the Summers Fork Cemetery by the Rev. Mont Romans at Cru, WV. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1970

 

NOE, John Samuel

1881-1970

John Samuel Noe, 89, of Lucasville, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, September 16, in a Portsmouth, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Noe Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born February 22, 1881, he was a son of the late Patrick and Nanny Vinson Noe. He was married to the late Ida Pratt Noe and was a farmer. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Homer Christian of Kenova, Mrs. Nanny Baker of Atlanta, GA, and Mrs. Millard Parsley of Lucasville, with whom he resided, four sons, S. B. Noe of Kenova, Fred and Nebert Noe of Fort Gay and Raymond Noe of Orlando, FL; a sister, Mrs. Garland Thompson of Fort Gay; a brother, Andrew Noe of Ashland, KY; and 21 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

PACK, Jeff

1903-1970

Jeff Pack, 67, Fort Myers, FL died Wednesday, September 2, after an extended illness. Born May 13, 1903, at Route 1, Louisa, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Pack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Spencer Church, Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Ivo Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Betty McCabe Pack; a daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Hobert Thompson, of Route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Robert Fessler of Route 3, Pataskala, OH, nine brothers, Graydon Pack, Route 1, Woodstock, OH, Ray Pack of Lewisburg, OH, and Roy, Arley and Willis Pack, all of Mechanicsburg, OH, Edgel, Escom and George Pack of Louisville, and Arnold Pack of Irvin, OH; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

PRESTON, Lizzie (Childers)

1881-1970

Mrs. Lizzie Childers Preston, 89, of 714 Newsome Ave., Westwood, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Ethel Chapel United Baptist Church, Rt. 2 Louisa, by Elders Prater Blair, Glenn Arrowood and Flem Arrowood. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery in Lawrence county. Born June 11, 1881, in Lawrence Co., she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Martiliea Borders. She was a charter member of Buffalo United Baptist Church in Johnson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ide Preston in 1944. Surviving are one son, Ira Preston of Rt. 2, Louisa, four daughters, Mrs. Exer Thompson and Mrs. Lillie Thompson, both of Ashland, Mrs. Mirandy Rowe of Westwood, and Mrs. Anna Lee Murray of Beaver, OH; 28 grandchildren 62 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The body will be taken from the Caniff funeral Home at Westwood to the home of Mrs. Rowe, 813 Cheek Ave., where friends may call after noon Friday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

RAMEY, Hazel Marie (Stewart)

1925-1970

Mrs. Hazel Marie Ramey, 45, of Webbville, KY, died Wednesday, August 26, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Little Fork United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hunnicutt Cemetery at Webbville. Born March 1, 1925, she was a daughter of Mrs. May Morris Stewart of Webbville and the late Claude Stewart. Survivors include the husband, Proctor Ramey, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Riley of Blaine and Nancy and Shirley Ramey, at home, two sons, Homer and Fred Ramey of Columbus, OH; a brother, Charles Stewart of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Betty Skaggs of Webbville and 3 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

 

ROSS, Robert Andrew

1915-1970

Robert Andrew Ross, 55, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, September 8, at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery there. Born April 4, 1915, he was a son of the late Leo and Lydia Weaver Ross. He was a construction foreman for Armco Steel Corp. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Clara Salyers Ross; a daughter, Miss Peggy Sue Ross, at home and five sons, Gary and Robert Ross, Jr., both of La Porte, IN and James, Billy and Stevie Ross, all of Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1970

 

WALDECK, Martha (Marcum)

1888-1970

Mrs. Martha Waldeck, 82, a long time resident of Louisa, passed away Thursday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in a Louisa hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in 1888, a daughter of the late Josiah and June Huff Marcum. She and her husband, the late Police Judge Charles Waldeck, owned and operated the Waldeck Cleaning and Pressing service here in their earlier years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the pastor of the First Christian Church of which she was a member, Lee Snyder, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Grant ..... and 't Mrs. Lula ..................... (can't read) Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

WELLMAN, Bertha

1880-1970

Mrs. Bertha Wellman, 89, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Huntington hospital at 6:30 p.m. Monday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Born September 27, 1880, at Hubbardstown, WV, she was a daughter of the late J. J. and Julia Strother Thompson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Diltz, of Seneca, C and Mrs. Paul Wellman of Ceredo, WV and one brother, Joseph C. Thompson of Medina, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1970

 

WHEELER, Manda (Green)

1898-1970

Mrs. Manda Wheeler, 71, of Blaine died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, September 3, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born November 16, 1898 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Andrew and Nancy Lyon Green. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey, the Rev. Jesse E. Cordle, and the Rev. Burnso Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are her husband, Morton Wheeler, two daughters, Mrs. William Snell of Ashland, and Mrs. Arnie Lemaster of Winifred; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Wheeler, of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Lora Lester of Lucasville, OH; a brother, Morton Green, of Delaware, OH and a grandchild. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1970

 

WORKMAN, William

1882-1970

William Workman, 87, of Fallsburg, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Fugate Cemetery at Fallsburg. A retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church, he was born October 2, 1882, at Hewlett, KY, a son of the late Chilt and Hilda Caines Workman. His wife, Lizzie, died in 1964. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William Hoy of Buena Vista, TN and Mrs. Herman Caudill of Columbus, OH; a son, Hobart Workman of Fallsburg; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1970

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ADKINS, Bernard

1923-1970

Bernard Adkins, 47, of Route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival to a Louisa hospital Tuesday afternoon, September 29, of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. ARlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born August 29, 1923, at Louisa, he was a son of the late  George W. and Martha Parker Adkins. He was a track foreman for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lola Miller Adkins; six daughters, Mrs. Connie Hanshaw, Mrs. Paul Childers, Mrs. Jean T. Murphy and Mrs. Gary Williams, all of Columbus, and Linda and Patsy Adkins, at home; a son, Jerry Bernard Adkins, at home, a sister, Mrs. Bill Margona of Chicago and two brothers, George W. Adkins, Jr. of Route 1, Louisa, and S/Sgt Willis Adkins in Vietnam. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

AKERS, Julia Belle (Crabtree)

1891-1970

Mrs. Julia Belle Akers, 79, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Wednesday, October 14, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fork of Hurricane Baptist Church, Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Route 1, Ft. Gay. Born February 26, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Crabtree. A member of the Baptist Church, she was the widow of the Rev. James B. Akers, who died in 1964. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Riffe of Huntington, two sons, Leonard and Garland Akers of Fort Gay, a brother, George Crabtree of Huntington; and 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

ALLEY, Beulah (Blair)

1903-1970

Mrs. Beulah Blair Alley, 67, of Route 1, Louisa, died Saturday night in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery.  Born July 16, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Elliott and Minnie Johnson Blair. Survivors include the husband, Lloyd Alley; a son, Paul Alley of Louisa; a brother, Marcus Hall of Ashland and a half brother, Leroy Blair of Barnetts Creek. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

BURKE, Alicie (Diamond)

1884-1970

Mrs. Alicie Diamond Burke, 85, of Ashland, KY died Monday, October 12, in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Owen Miller officiating. Born November 8, 1884, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Minerva Muncy Diamond. A member of the East Point Christian Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Burke. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mabel Fuller of Ashland, a brother, Gilford Diamond, in Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews, including Gordon Yates, Route 4, Louisa. Attending from Lawrence county were Mrs. Yates and Mr. Covington Diamond. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

CAMPBELL, John D.

1891-1970

John D. Campbell, 79, of Route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, October 15, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Ross officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born July 7,1 891, at Cherokee, the of James and Sarah Young Campbell.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Berry of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Murphy and Mrs. Raymond Burchett of Orient, OH, and Mrs. George Morgan of Mt. Gilead, OH; seven sons ?? Campbell of Columbus, OH, ??, Leo, Mayo and Raleigh Campbell of Edison, OH and Cleveland and Eldred Campbell  of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Rollie Salyers of Tarleton, OH and a brother Howard Campbell in Ohio. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

CHILDERS, Leslie Brent

1965-1970

A four year old Lawrence County child was struck and killed by a car late Thursday morning of last week on KY 1760, seven-tenths of a mile west of Cherryville in Lawrence County. Killed when he darted from behind a car parked on the roadside was Leslie Brent Childers son of Clyde and Georgia Patton Childers of Route 2, Louisa. The child was hit at 10:45 a.m. by a car driven west on the highway by Raymond E. Cochran, 21, Route 2, Louisa. At an inquest held Friday at the Lawrence County court house, the Coroner's Jury ruled that according to the evidence presented in the case there was no negligence on the part of the driver of the car, Bill Copley, coroner, reported. According to Sheriff Arlie B. Thompson, the child was dead at the scene of the accident. Funeral services for the child were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery at Richardson. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Childers was born December 22, 1965, and is survived by a sister, Laura Childers, at home and two brothers, Roger Childers, at home and Steve Mason of Route 2 Louisa, in addition to the parents. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. The death of young Childers brought the Kentucky highway death toll to 765. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

CORDLE, Haskell

1924-1970

Haskell Cordle, 46, of West Jefferson, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Wednesday morning, October 7, in a West Jefferson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 6, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Jesses H. and Rosa Sparks Cordle. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lena Short Cordle; three sons, Charles, William Haskell and Timothy Neal Cordle, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Sharrett of Columbus, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Bertha Thompson of Crab Orchard, KY, Mrs. Ray (Phoebe) Green of London, OH, Mrs. Lillie Jordon of Obetz, OH, Mrs. Margaret Walters of Ashland, Mrs. Ina Lemaster of Summerfield, OH, and Mrs. May Miller of Louisa, and a brother, Edmond Cordle of Disputanta, VA. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1970

 

COX, Homer F.

1902-1970

Homer F. Cox, 67 of 326 Sullivan Street, Louisa, was claimed by death Tuesday, 5 p.m. at the Louisa General Hospital where he had been a patient since September 9. A native of Wayne County, WV, he was born October 30, 1902, a son of the late Sherman and Georgia Wiley Cox. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa, and was an electrical lineman. Funeral rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Cline Cemetery, Pikeville, KY. Survivors include the wife, Barbara Pinson Cox, one half sister, Mrs. Dinah Clark of Cleveland, OH and one half brother, Woodrow Wiley; and three nieces and three nephews. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

DILLON, Chriss

Funeral services for Chriss Dillon, 77, of Crum, WV, who died Saturday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Church of Christ at Crum with the Rev. J. T. Hensley officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Route 1, Crum. He was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway employee. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Bartram Dillon; ten daughters, Mrs. Nina Aramdafick of Warren, OH, Mrs. Freda Blevins of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Barbara Sanson and Mrs. Yvonne Higgins, both of Cleveland, Mrs. Ruby Binson of Mentor, OH, Mrs. Irene Bowen, Mrs. Dixie Marcum and Mrs. Regina Stamper, all of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Elizabeth Dillon, Columbus, and Charlene Dillon, at home; and five sons, Roy, John and Chriss, Jr., all of Lorain, OH, Charles Dillon of East Erie, OH and Gary Dillon at home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

DOWDY, Oma Maxine (Young)

1930-1970

Mrs. Oma Maxine Dowdy, 40, of Denver, CO, formerly of Sandusky, OH, and a daughter of Haskie and Sylvia Maynard Young of Louisa, died Saturday in an automobile accident in Denver. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church, near here, with the Rev.  Charles Belts officiating. Burial will be in the Young family cemetery near here. Born in West Virginia, August 21, 1930, she was employed as a registered nurse. In addition to the parents, survivors include the husband, Paul J. Dowdy; six daughters, Debra, Susan, Cheryl Ann, Linda, Sandra and Patty, at home; a son, Paul Steven Dowdy with the Navy; a sister, Mrs. Steve Hunt of Westfield, IN and two brothers, Haskie Young, Jr., of Denver and Carl H. Young of Painesville, OH. The body is at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

EBERHART, Blanche (Wellman)

Mrs. Blanche Eberhart, 75, died Friday, October 9, at her residence in Alexandria, VA. She is survived by her husband, George Eberhart, one son, Kenneth Eberhart of Alexandria; a sister, Nancy V. Pettersen of Venice, FL; two brothers, Raymond D. Wellman and Vernon Wellman, both of San Demis, CA; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Eberhart was a daughter of the lat John S. and Elizabeth A. Wellman of Louisa, KY. Among those attending the funeral were her sister in law, Mrs. Kenneth Wellman, Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Waller of Findlay, OH. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

EDWARDS, Henderson

1900-1970

Henderson Edwards, 70, of Ulysses, KY died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses, with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery there. Born May 7, 1900, he was a son of the late Albert and Sarah Scarberry Edwards. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Geneva Moore Edwards, a brother, Allie Edwards and three sisters. the body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the home Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1970

 

HAMPTON, Samuel B.

1903-1970

Samuel B. Hampton, 66, of Kenova, WV, died Thursday, October 15, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay. Born December 31, 1903, he was a son of the late Albert and Virginia Lemaster Hampton. A meatcutter, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Ratliff of Ft. Gay, Route 2 and four brothers, Esker Hampton of Route 2, Fort Gay, and Walter, Leonard, and Oscar Hampton, all of Kenova. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

HARPER, Margie (Graham)

1939-1970

Mrs. Margie Harper, 31, formerly of Lawrence County, was shot to death Wednesday, in Houston, TX. Mrs. Harper an employee of a cocktail lounge, suffered a head wound in the lounge Wednesday night and died Thursday morning. Elmer Lee Howell, 67, owner of the lounge, has been charged with the murder in the shooting. He told police he was showing Mrs. Harper how to operate the gun when it discharged, but a witness reported the two were quarrelling when the gun went off. Mrs. Harper was born August 26, 1939 at Cherokee, a daughter of Billy Graham of Louisa and Mrs. Genoa Parker Graham of Cherokee. Also surviving are her husband, Roger Harper of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Elsine Shelia Kinney of Cherokee; a sister, Mrs. Albert Grubb of Columbus; two brothers, James Everett Graham, Ashland and Martin Graham of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in ....Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Johnson and Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Burial was in .... cemetery at Cherokee. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1970

 

KINNER, W. Allen

1883-1970

W. Allen Kinner, 87, of Riverview Rest Home, Ashland, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. C. Dennis Harsh officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park there. A retired farmer, he was born April 5, 1883, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret Fannin Kinner. His wife, the former, Elizabeth Bolt, died in 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Raleigh Sellards of South Point, OH and Mrs. Virginia Perry of Ashland, two sons, Russell D. and Theodore Kinner of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. C. E. Riddle and a brother, Green Kinner, both of Buchanan, KY, 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

LEMASTER, James Asher

1892-1970

James Asher Lemaster, 78, of Ashland, KY formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, October 13, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Centers at Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen and Glen Arrowood, and Rev. Prater Blair officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Born May 7, 1892, in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of the late Henry and Martha Frazier Lemaster. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Louisa and the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thursie Miller Lemaster; an additional daughter, Mrs. James Ward of Columbus, OH; a son, James E. Lemaster of Flatwoods, KY; two sisters,  Mrs. Charlie Maynard and Mrs. Wayne Maynard and a brother, Daniel Lemaster, all of Route 5, Louisa, and 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

MAY, Martha (Clark)

Mrs. Martha Clark May, formerly of Deephole section of Lawrence county, died at her home near Williamsburg, OH, on September 16. She had been ill for a long time with a heart ailment, but had been active until just recently. A daughter of the late James and Mary Herald Clark, she was born in Floyd County, and moved to the Deephole community when she was a very young girl. She was married to Henry P. may, a native of Lawrence county, and they lived near Williamsburg for many years. Just one year ago, they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. She is survived by her husband and three children, Lucian May of Columbus, Mrs. Sylvia Ellis of Morrow, and Mrs. Vadie Marie Carson of Mt. Orab, OH, and several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Clark Newberry of Mt. Orab and three brothers, John Clark of Williamsburg, Murfa Clark of Lebanon and Leon Clark of Cincinnati. Mrs. May was highly esteemed and lived by everyone who knew her. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1970

 

MAYNARD, Lenora Mae (Marcum)

1923-1970

Mrs. Lenora Mae Maynard, 47, of Huntsburg, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday morning following an extended illness. She was born August 25, 1923 at Louisa, Route 5, a daughter of Leonard and Rosa Sparks Marcum of Louisa. Also surviving are her husband, Henry M. Maynard of Huntsburg, a daughter, Mrs. William Freeman of Cleveland, a son, Patrick H. Maynard, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Kidd of Cleveland, Mrs. Tom Shannon of Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Gershnide of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Charles Schorer of Montville, OH, and Miss Alice Marcum of Louisa; five brothers, Charles Marcum, of Columbus, James, Lloyd, Leonard, Jr., and Bill R. Marcum, all of Louisa and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Leonard Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

MEADE, Grace (Copley)

1904-1970

Mrs. Gracie Copley Meade, 69, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Williamson, WV Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Ft. Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Meddings and the (sic Rev.) Olin Kearns officiating.  Burial will be in the Webb, WV, Community Cemetery. Born November 25, 1901, at Webb, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Martha Keaton Copley. Survivors include her husband, Lon Meade; a sister, Mrs. Luther Meade of Columbus, Ohio, and three brothers, Hubert Copley of Ft. Gay, Neibert Copley of Columbus, and Bill Copley of Coalwood, WV. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

O'DELL, Frank Lee

1921-1970

Frank Lee O'Dell, 49, of Route 2, Fort Gay, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Prichard, WV. A former rubber plant employee in Akron, OH, Mr. O'Dell was born June 20, 1921 at Cyrus, WV, a son of the late George W. and Emma Frances Large O'Dell. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bertie Stuckey of Ceredo, and three brothers, Charles O'Dell of Quaker City, OH, George O'Dell in Ohio and John O'Dell of Akron. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

PATRICK, William

1880-1970

William Patrick, 90, of Route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday, October 14, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the McDaniel Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Born January 9,1880, he was a son of the late Herod and Katherine Music Patrick. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Della Akers Patrick; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cunningham of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Walter Mount of Huntington; six sons, Robert Patrick of Ironton, OH, Herbert Patrick, Paintsville, KY, Marion Patrick, Coal Grove, OH, Ison Patrick, Columbus, OH, William Patrick, Louisa, and Darrell Patrick of near Louisa, and 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

 

PACK, Lula (Moore)

1895-1970

Mrs. Lula Pack, 75, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, October 22, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Dry Ridge Methodist Church at Adams with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery there. Born July 27, 1895, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Kate Jordan Moore. Survivors include her husband, Dave Pack; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Hayes of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. John Roberts of North Highland, CA; two sons, Elwood Pack of Adams and Bert Pack of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Bennie Jordan of Columbus, and Mrs. Lura Hicks, of California; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

PENNINGTON, Edgar H.

1905-1970

Edgar H. Pennington, Sr., 65, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, September 29, at his home following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Lower Blaine-Trace Enterprise Baptist Church near Webbville, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Vernon Dickerson and the Rev. Billy Price officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Born September 26, 1905, in Elliott County, KY he was a son of the late W. T. and Jemimi Fraley Pennington. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sons, Edgar H. Pennington, Jr. of Morehead and Wesley and Mark Pennington and a daughter, Miss Deborah Ann Pennington, all at hoe; a sister, Mrs. Mae Gallion of Webbville and two brothers, Wayne Pennington of Bald Knob, WV and Glen Pennington of Winchester, OH. The body was at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

PRESTON, Fredrick

1950-1970

Fredrick Preston, 20, of Circleville, OH, formerly of Gallipolis, OH, died Saturday in a car wreck near Circleville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Preston and the Rev. William Teems officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born April 11, 1950, at Paintsville, KY, he was a son of George Farrow and Vina Jennings Preston. A shipping clerk in Columbus, OH , he is also survived by  5 sisters; Mrs. Walter Triplett of Columbus, Mrs. Johnny McKenzie of Louisa, and Misses Betty, Willa Dean and Charlotte Preston, at home; 4 brothers, Dannie Preston of Louisa and George, James, and Ricky Preston, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Preston of Louisa.  Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

QUEEN, Millard

1880-1970

Millard Queen, Sr., 90, of Jackson, OH, formerly of Glenwood, KY, died Wednesday, October 7. A retired steelworker, he was born July 19, 1880, a son of the late Isaac and Hester Taylor Queen. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10, from the Eisnaugle Funeral Home with the Rev. Maurice Bailey officiating. Burial was made in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson. He is survived by 3 daughters, and 1 son; and two brothers, Henry Queen, Groveport, OH and George Queen of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

 

RATLIFF, Vada (Sammons)

1903-1970

Mrs. Vada Ratliff, 66, of Glenhayes, WV, died Thursday, October 22, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery. Born December 3, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Lindsay and Minta Williamson Sammons. Survivors include the husband, Dan Ratliff, two daughters, Mrs. Jack Maynard of Fort Gay and Mrs. Jewell Maynard of Detroit, MI; two sons, Pearl and Bill Ratliff of Route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Dellie Hall and Mrs. Mary Maynard, both of Route 5, Louisa; a brother, Oscar Sammons, Route 2, Fort Gay and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

ROBERTS, Garrett Michael

1947-1970

A Martha, KY native, Garrett Michael Roberts, 23, of Williamsburg, OH, was killed Friday about 11:30 p.m. in a single car crash west of Sardinia, in Brown County, OH. A heavy equipment operator for a road construction company, Mr. Roberts was born May 30, 1947, at Martha, a son of  Willis B. and Ruth Fyffe Roberts of Martha. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Sue Wright Roberts; two sons, Tony Allen and Michael Roberts, Jr., both at home; three sisters, Mr. Donald Mollette, Blaine, KY, Mary Lou and Jerrelynn Roberts, at home; four brothers,  William B. Roberts, Columbus, OH, Johnnie Roberts, Flat Gap, KY, SP 4Willis R. Roberts in Vietnam, and Joseph Roberts at home, and the maternal grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fyffe, of Martha. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Elizabeth Church, at Martha, with the Rev. Richard Barker and the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery, Flat Gap, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

SALYERS, Mable Marie

1926-1970

Miss Mable Marie Salyers, 44, of Rush, KY died Thursday, October 8, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Smith Chapel, Webbville, with the Rev. Harry Lee officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery there. Born June 15, 1926, she was a daughter of Dewey and Charlotte Slone Salyers. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Clara Ross of Blaine, KY and three brothers, James E. and Charles B. Salyers, both of Rush and Clifford Salyers of Masa, AZ. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1970

 

SAMMONS, John Cecil

1910-1970

John Cecil Sammons, 60, Route 2, Louisa, died at 8 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of two weeks. Born May 10, 1910, in Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Grace Maynard Sammons of Route 2, Louisa and the late M. C. Sammons. He was a merchant and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the mother, are four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Williamson, of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Arnold Childers, Jr., of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Lawrence Hardin of Wyandotte, MI, and Mrs. Troy Hammond, of Louisa, three brothers, Millard Sammons of Route 5, Louisa, Harlan Sammons of Gahanna, OH and Frank Sammons of Pataskala, OH. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1970

 

SKAGGS, James Alfred

1902-1970

James Alfred Skaggs, 68, of Louisa, died Sunday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born July 30, 1902, he was a son of the late Andrew and Martha Boggs Skaggs. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Lodge, No. 606 F & AM at Blaine, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jessie Skaggs and two grandchildren, Diane and David Skaggs of Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Amanda (Walter)

1882-1970

Mrs. Amanda Walter Thompson, wife of the late Dr. C. L. Thompson, passed away Monday in a Louisville, KY hospital. A daughter of the late Monroe M. and Ann Patrick Walter, pioneer settlers of Blaine, KY, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. B. H. Vaughan of Port Arthur, TX; four nephews and two nieces. Mr. J. Walter Thompson, who resides here, is a nephew. Interment will be made at Wilmore, KY. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Ballard

1878-1970

Ballard Thompson, 91, of Route 1, For Gay, died Thursday, October 22, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson, pastor of the Ft. Gay Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery. Born December 6, 1878, he was a son of the late William and Lou Frasher Thompson. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lelia Thompson of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Bert

1902-1970

Bert Thompson, 68, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died at the home of a daughter at 1 a.m. Monday after an extended illness. Born in 1902, in Louisa, he was a son of the late James and Sarah Gussler Thompson, Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Bartlett, Mrs. Raymond Miller, Jr., and Mrs. Tommy Miller, all of Columbus, eight sons, James, Bert, Jr., Johnnie, Bobby Joe, Warren, Bill, Joe and Gregory Thompson, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Ann Miller of Columbus, and Mrs. Hattie McCown of Drift and 20 grandchildren. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home on Wednesday night and friends may call at the funeral home after 8:30 a.m. today. Big Sandy News, October 22,1970

 

THOMPSON, Terry Lane

1970-1970

Terry Lane Thompson was dead at birth in Louisa General Hospital Saturday. He was a son of Cecil and Helen Davis Thompson of Route 2, Fort Gay, Box 170. Surviving in addition to the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Jinny Watts of Radnor, WV, and Miss Nora Jane Thompson and Miss Linda Carol Thompson, at home; three brothers, James Cecil, Jerry Lee, and Willis Lee Thompson, all at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Mullins of Dunlow, WV. Graveside rites were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

 

WHEELER, Charlie

1889-1970

Charlie Wheeler, 81, who resided with a son, Herman Wheeler of 509 44th St., Ashland, KY, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, in Lawrence Co. General Hospital, after an extended illness. Born February 16, 1889, at Blaine, KY, he was a son of the late William and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. He had been a resident of Ashland for 41 years and was a retired employee of the Ashland Sanitation Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Cordle Wheeler in 1963. Also surviving are four other sons, Otis Wheeler of Catlettsburg, KY, and Therman Wheeler of Ashland, and Annie and Myneard Wheeler of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Wendell Caines, Ashland, and Mrs. Arthur Hall, Sandy Hook, KY; two brothers, Leo and Chester Wheeler, both of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Paintsville; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Everett Slone and Gerrett Cordle. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. The body is at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1970

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BATES, Roscoe

1908-1970

Roscoe Bates, 61, retired, of Grove City, OH, died Wednesday, November 11, after a long illness. Born November 26, 1908, at Route 1, Webbville, he was a son of the late George and Nora Holbrook Bates. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Rube Adams Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Ida Bentley, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bertha Caldwell, Cherokee, Mrs. Edgar Houck, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Clarence Kitchen, Worthington, OH, and Miss Marie Bates and two brothers,  Estill Bates and Dave Bates, both of Grove City, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19,1970

 

CHAPMAN, Bessie (Waller)

Mrs.  Bessie Waller Chapman of Portsmouth, OH, died October 30 in the Scioto Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, November 2, from the Temple Baptist Church, Portsmouth and burial was in Wheelersburg Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Chapman was born in Lawrence County and was well known here where she resided before marriage. She was the daughter of the late Lindsay G. and Alwilda Waller, and the first of the seven sisters to pass away. Surviving are the husband, a son, Luther C. Chapman, Jr., six sisters, Mrs. W. H. Goodman, Portsmouth, Mrs. Fred Dixon, Mrs. Mary E. Tudor, Mrs. Clayton Soot, Ashland, Mrs. Fred Copley, Louisa, and Mrs. John House, Warrenton, NC; one brother, Kenneth J. Waller, Ashland and three grandchildren of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

COPLEY, Garland

Garland W. Copley, Sr., 74, of Rittman, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who died Thursday, November 19, in a Rittman hospital, was buried in the Rittman Cemetery following funeral services Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home there, conducted by the Rev. William F. Harris. born at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Thomas and Emma Wilson Copley. He served in World War I, lived in Rittman for 23 years and was an employee of the Packaging Corp. of America there for 11 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Copley; a son, Garland Copley, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Susie Wilson, of Rittman; two brothers, Jay Copley of Mansfield, OH, and Davis Copley of Genoa, in Wayne County; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Rainey and Miss Ruth Copley of Fort Gay and Mrs. Martha Copley of Prichard and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

DONLEY, Ella Mae (Hinton)

1905-1970

Mrs. Ella Mae Donley, 65, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, November 4, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Roberts Chapel on Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery. Born March 5, 1905, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late John and Clara Rowe Hinton. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Survivors include the husband, Floyd A. Donley, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Adkins of Fort Gay; a son, Floyd Donley, Jr., of Logan, OH; and 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

FITCH, Jim

1901-1970

Jim Fitch, 68, of Louisa, died Tuesday, November 17, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Nolan, WV Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Goff Cemetery there. Born December 12, 1901, at Nolan, he was a son of the late Mariam and Sarah Blevins Fitch; five sons, Carson Fitch of Troy, OH, Luther Fitch of Newark, OH, Vernon Fitch of Kenova, Jesse Fitch of Crum, and Larry Fitch of Ft. Gay; and four daughters, Mrs. Esther Copley of Detroit, Mrs. Sylvia Swafford of Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Violet Fair of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Evalee Stevens of Ft. Gay. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before service. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

FRASHER, Beverly Louise

1970-1970

Beverly Louise Frasher, three month old daughter of Ray and Carol Cline Frasher of Route 1, fort Gay, died Thursday, October 29, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Big Hurricane United Methodist Church on Route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Clarence Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery there. She was born July 17, 1970 at Louisa, KY. Additional survivors include two sisters, Fran and Margaret Frasher, at home; the grandparents, Theron Endicott of Johnsfield, OH, Mrs. Ruby Hutchinson of Indianapolis, IN, and John Cline of Lebanon, IN and Beverly Schrees of Plainefield, IN and great grandparents, Mrs. Sarah Endicott of Route 1, Fort Gay and Mr. and Mrs. John Cline of Antioch, TN. The Morris Funeral Home of Wayne, WV was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1970

 

FRAZIER, Alex L.

1895-1970

Alex L. Frazier, 75, Chicago, IL, a former resident of Lawrence county, and Williamson, WV, died Wednesday, November 4, in a Chicago hospital. Born January 13, 1895, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Sophia Frazier. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired oil driller. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Ted Greene officiating. Burial was in Oaks Memorial Gardens. Clarence Fields Post 76, American Legion, Ashland conducted graveside rites. Survivors are a son, James R. Frazier of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Lockwood of Ashland and Mrs. R. D. Dickerson of Baldwin Park, CA; a brother, Fred Frazier of Tulsa, OK, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

HALL, Robert L.

1923-1970

Robert L. Hall, 47, of Baltimore, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday in a Baltimore hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Ratcliffe Cemetery at Clifford, KY. Born April 7, 1923, he was a son of Mrs. Lou Ratcliffe and the late William A. Hall. He was an aircraft mechanic. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Erma Chambers Hall; two sons, Robert Lynn Hall, Jr., serving with the Air Force in Thailand, and Terry Lee Hall of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Allen of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Mrs. Billy Ferguson of Ashland, KY and Miss Betty Hall of Louisa; a brother, Luster Hall of Fairborn, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

HANSHAW, David C.

1883-1970

David C. Hanshaw, 87, of Route 1, Louisa, died at the home of a son, Wallace Hanshaw, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellman Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Born February 23, 1883, in Wayne Co., WV, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Hanshaw. He was a retired farmer and saw mill operator. His wife died April 17, 1970. Survivors include seven sons, Wallace, and Virgil Hanshaw, of Route 1, Louisa, Ted Hanshaw, Fort Gay, WV, Arnold Hanshaw, Columbus, OH, Dave Hanshaw, Hazel Park, mI, and John Henry Hanshaw, Ashville, OH; one sister, Mrs. Mary Duke, Ashland, KY; 43 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home where it will remain until one hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

HAYES, Lydia (Pack)

1899-1970

Mrs. Lydia Pack Hayes, 71, of 324 Ferry St., Ashland, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, November 5, in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Born March 25, 1899, at Charley, she was a daughter of the late Rhode and Ida O'Brien Pack. She had been a resident of Ashland since 1943 and was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Matt Hayes, a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Bradley of Louisa; two sons, William R. Hayes of Westwood, and Matt D. Hayes of Westerville, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Ervin Scarberry of Ashland, Mrs. Flem Daniels of Louisa, Mrs. Mitchell Chandler of Route 5, Ashland, Mrs. Charles J. Lemaster of Roanoke, VA, and Mrs. Richard Hays of Springfield, OH; a brother, Laudie J. Pack of Ashland, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. James Hayes officiating. Burial was in Golden oaks Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

JACKSON, Dorothy Mae (Raines)

1922-1970

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Jackson, 48, of Route 2 Fort Gay, died Wednesday, October 28, in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Bartram United Methodist Church, near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Paul Mullins and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery there. Born April 9, 1922, she was a daughter of Charles E. Raines of Route 2, Fort Gay and the late Rebecca Lynch Raines. Survivors also include the husband, Henry Jackson, a son, James Collins at home; three sisters, Mrs. Marion Collins of Huntington Mrs. D. W. Young of Akron, OH and Mrs. Mack Campbell of Route 2, Fort Gay; and a brother, Jack Raines of Huntington. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1970

 

KEATON, Dorothy (Meade)

1913-1970

Mrs. Dorothy Keaton, 57, of Cherokee, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sunday from the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Buell Webb officiating. Burial was in the Keaton Cemetery there. Born May 5, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Alma Pendleton Meade. Survivors include three sons, Hasten, Donald and James Keaton, of Cherokee; five daughters, Mrs. Hershel may of Cherokee, Misses Patsy and Sharon Keaton, at home and Della and Geneva Keaton of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Donald Crum and Mrs. Alma Donayel, both of Louisville, and Mrs. Clinton Simpson of Baltimore, MD and four grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

LOCKWOOD, Ike

Ike Lockwood, 78, a highly esteemed resident of Louis, passed away Friday in a Huntington hospital following a long illness. The deceased, a retired assistant field supervisor of the Kentucky and West Virginia Oil and Gas Company, was a son of the late George and Bridget May Lockwood. Following his retirement 14 years ago, he became supervisor for the Clinchfield Coal and Gas Company at Dante, VA, serving several years before coming to Louisa to reside. Mr. Lockwood was an active member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and the administrative board as long as his health would permit. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Hampton Lodge, Catlettsburg, KY, Masonic memorial rites were conducted around the bier Saturday evening. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Lowell Langefeld, and Rev. Ralph Webb, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jenka Kennedy Lockwood, a daughter, Mrs. Robert M. Rankin, of Milford, DE four sons, H. Lee Lockwood of Huntington, Quentin Lockwood of Atlanta, GA, Barry Lockwood of Cartersville, GA and Georg Lockwood, of Milton, WV, 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Pallbearers were: Howard Queen, Andrew K. York, Dee Moore, Chesley Wright, J.J. Hatcher and W. R. Keaton. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

MORRIS, Mrs. Walter E.

Mrs. R. L. Vinson, Louisa, has received word of the passing of her sister, Mrs. Walter E. Morris, of Munster, IN.  Mrs. Morris is well known and beloved here where she resided before her marriage to the late Mr. Morris. She had been in ill health and had recently submitted to major surgery. She had recovered enough to return to her home in Munster when she suddenly became very ill and was returned to St. Maugurete's Hospital in Hammond, IN where the end came. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday, 1:30 o'clock, from the Burns Funeral Home in Munster. Details were incomplete at press time. Due to ill health, Mrs. Vinson will be unable to attend the funeral, however, her niece, Mrs. George Mays and her husband, Rev. Mays, will be attending. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

O'NEAL, T. W.

News of the death of T. W. O'Neal of Port Angeles, WA was received by relatives here Friday. He was born and reared in Lawrence County, a son of the late Joe and Wavie Hutchison O'Neal. He is survived by his widow, Hazel Roberts O'Neal; a daughter, Mrs. Clark Thompson, Skamania, WA; three sons, Larry of Seattle, Eugene of Bremerton, and Major J. R. O'Neal on duty in Vietnam; and fourteen grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Homer, of St. Albans, WV and Clyde of Oregon, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie James of Portland, OR. Funeral services were held in Port Angeles, Monday, November 2, with burial there.

 

PENNINGTON, Beverly Dawn

1970-1970

Beverly Dawn Pennington, infant daughter of Roger and Delores Cyrus Pennington of Fort Gay, WV was dead at birth Wednesday, November 11, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lemaster Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Additional survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay and the paternal grandfather, Albert Pennington of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

PRESTON, Glenn Hamilton

1923-1970

Dr. Glenn Hamilton Preston, 47, of 116 Woodland Dr., Huntington, was born June 12, 1923, a son of Hubert H. Preston, of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Wooten Miller of Ypsilanti, Mi.

Glenn was an oral surgeon, a graduate of Huntington High School, Marshall University, and the Northwestern University Dental School. He was a member of St. John's Church, the International Association of Oral Surgeons, the American Society of Oral Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Huntington Dental Society, Huntington Lodge 313, B.P.O. Elks, the veterans of Foreign Wars, the Guyan Gulf and Country Club, the Big Green Club, and was a veteran of World War II. His wife, Mrs. Phyllis Jean Charles Preston, was also killed in the crash. Surviving in addition to his parents, are a sister, Mrs. Roy E. Bayless of Riverside, Ca;; a brother, Dr. Hubert Preston, Jr., Nitro, WV; three daughters, Mrs. Carole Wright of Knoxville, Tn., and Mrs. Kimberly Lewis and Miss Beverly Preston, both of Huntington, and a grandchild.

Funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert D. Cook officiating. Entombment was in the Ridgelawn Abbey of Devotion, Huntington.  Pallbearers were James F. Barrett, Dr. Edwin M. Burkhardt, Russell C. Dunbar, Dr. Robert N. Jennings, Edward V. Lee, Dr. Dan B. Johnson, Dr. Joseph M. Nelson and C. D. Whitling. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

QUISENBERRY, Fred Bryant

1900-1970

Fred Bryant Quisenberry, 70, of Blaine, KY, died Thursday, November 12, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Blaine Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams. Born January 31, 1900, he was a son of the late Owen and Zea Bingham Quisenberry. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maggie Lester Quisenberry; four daughters, Mrs. Edgell Jordan of Adams, KY, Mrs. Richard Bryant of Bradshaw, Mrs. John Mazzone of Schenectady, NY and Miss Shirley Quisenberry at home, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank Moore of Schenectady; a son, Robinson T. Quisenberry of Route 3, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Alden Cantrell and Mrs. Lena Looney, of Elkhorn City, KY and Mrs. Zella Strong of Baltimore, MD; 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

REED, Pauline V.

1909-1970

Miss Pauline V. Reed, 61, a beloved Louisa woman, passed away Sunday afternoon 4:55 o'clock at the Louisa General Hospital following a long illness. She was a daughter of the late John and Georgia Allison Reed, early settlers here, where she was born March 5,1909. She was a member of the A.M.E. Methodist Church, Louisa. Survivors include one sister, Bessie Reed, with whom she resided at their home on Sycamore Street, Louisa; a brother, Van Reed, of Louisville, KY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Edward E. Thomas, Homer Burgess, Jr., John Reed, Alex Clark, Elliott Jones, Jr., and Fred Jones. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

REMMELE, Norman Sidney

1903-1970

Norman Sidney Remmele, 67, of Kenland Farm, Cannonsburg Road, Catlettsburg, KY, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, November 12, in a Lexington hospital, following a brief illness. Born March 27,1903 in Louisa, he was a son of the late George W. and Laura Ellen Salyers Remmele. He was a former employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. where he was an electrical supervisor and had retired in 1969. He had been a resident of Boyd County 30 years, and was a member of the Catlettsburg Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Ashland Oil Forum Club. Mr. Remmele had attended Lawrence County schools and the Louisa Academy. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Leslie M. Rogers and the Rev. Richard Chamberlin. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Turner Remmele; two sons,  Dr. Norman S. Remmele, II, of Versailles and Robert William Remmele of Kenland Farm; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kinstler of Lexington, Mrs. Paul W. Gault and Mrs. Grace Gault, both of Hazard, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

SALMON, Dewey

Dewey Salmon, 61, Route 5, Louisa, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Monday in a South Williamson, KY hospital where he was admitted two weeks prior to death. A son of the late W. A. and Florence Salmon, he was a miner, working for the Red Jacket Coal Company. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Wednesday to the Concord United Baptist Church on Route 5, where it remained until funeral time at 2 p.m. today (Thursday). Rev. Sammy Branham, officiated at the services. Burial was in the Salmon Family cemetery on route 5. Survivors include the widow, Ruby Dalton Salmon; one daughter, Barbara Salmon, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Porter, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Lona Hughes, Marion, OH, Mrs. Marie Bell, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Olive Brown, Wayne, WV; four brothers, Hubert Salmon, McVeigh, KY, Floyd Salmon, route 5, Louisa, C. H. Salmon, South Shore, KY and Lawrence Salmon, McVeigh. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1970

 

SMITH, Gerald Edward

1912-1970

Gerald Edward Smith, 58, of Route 1 Williamson, WV, died Wednesday, October 28, in a Williamson hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Olen Kearns, officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Webb, WV. born January 5, 1912, he was a son of the late John B. and Jane Block Smith of Williamson, Route 1. A machine operator for the Norfolk and Western Railway Co., he was a veteran of WW II. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Salmons of Richmond, VA and Mrs. Crosby C. Wallace of Cincinnati, OH; and two brothers, Glen Smith of Route 1, Williamson and John Smith of Logan. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1970

 

SMITH, Rachel (Burke)

1924-1970

Mrs. Rachel Burke Smith, 46, one of Louisa's well known and beloved women, passed away almost suddenly Sunday, following a heart attack. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burke of Louisa, she was born May 11, 1924, and has resided in Louisa most of her life. A member and Past Matron of Louise Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star and also Past deputy Grand Matron of District 4, O. E. S. She was the present secretary of the chapter. Mrs. Smith had been associated at the Louisa Medical Clinic since May 1964, during most of that period she served as nurse in the office of Dr. William J. McNabb. The O. E. S. Chapter conducted memorial services Tuesday night at the Heston Funeral Home. Funeral rites were conducted from the funeral home, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lee Snyder and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, a daughter, Miss Virginia Wilson Smith of Lexington, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Luke Varney, Sr., Louisa, Mrs. Frances B. Cyrus, Lexington, and Mrs. Vernon Lynch of Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Smith in 1961. Pallbearers were Chesley Wright, R. O. Smith, John McNabb, Paul Maynard, Billy Fred Dotson, and Jack Stansberry. Big Sandy News, November, 26, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Linda Lucille

1970-1970

Linda Lucille Thompson, daughter of Frank and Virginia Pridemore Thompson of Route 2, Louisa, was dead at birth Friday, November 6, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 8, from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church on Route 2 Louisa, with the Rev. Bill Teems officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Other survivors include paternal grandfather, Cecil Thompson and maternal grandparent, Mr. and Mrs. John Pridemore, all of Route 2, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

THOMPSON, Ora

1900-1970

Ora Thompson, 69, of Adams, KY was found dead at his home Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack Wednesday. Born in November 1900, he was a son of the late David and Martha Ball Thompson. He was a retired schoolteacher and farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Dry Ridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Thompson; a sister, Mrs. Henry Carter of Adams and a brother Jay B. Thompson of Ashland, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1970

 

VANOVER, Roger

Roger Vanover, who was a member of Marshall University football team that died in a plane crash Saturday night, is a former Louisa boy and was an outstanding athlete during the two years he played on the Louisa High School Bulldog football and basketball teams under Coach Bob Prichard and form Coach Bill Haynes. Vanover left Louisa High following his sophomore year moving to Russell, KY, with his parents and finished his junior and senior year at Russell high school. Vanover was popluar with the faculty and student body at L. H. S.  and kept up his connections with friends in Louisa. In fact, he had plans to spend Saturday  night with Marty Vaughan, and was expected to arrive in Louisa as soon as possible after the arrival of the ill-fated plane.

 

James Cheek, principal of the Louisa High School, said "Roger Vanover was one of our finest students and one that any school would be proud to have on the team. He was a great athlete. The school staff and student body regret his loss." Russell's Coach Marvin Meridith sais "Vanover was the last athlete to win four letters at Russell High, as he was a standout in football, basketball, track and baseball. He earned all state honors in football and starred for an East team that pulled off a major upset in the annual East-West game in 1968. In basketball he was named to the All-Northeastern Kentucky Conference team and to the All-16th Regional team."

 

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) in the Russell High School gymnasium for Vanover, 20. He is a son of Elizabeth Daniels Pruitt of Brenda Sue Drive and Roscoe Vanover of Wheelwright, KY and stepson of Phillip R. Pruitt of Brenda Sue Drive. The services will be conducted at 10 a.m. by the Rev. O. M. Miller. Burial will be in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma, KY, following graveside services by minister, Tom Sammons. Pallbearers will include Lannie Miller, Tom Roberts, Tookie Helton, Pat Loving, Mike Swartley, Marty Vaughan and C. A. Noble, who were members of athletic teams in Louisa and Russell with Roger. Born February 4, `950, he was a 1968 graduate of Russell High. Additional survivors include two brothers, Rocky Vanover of Orlando, FL and Ricky Vanover, a student at Union University at Jackson, TN and the grandmother, Mrs. J. O. Sparks of Paintsville, KY. The body was at Carmen Funeral Home at Flatwoods, and was taken to the school an hour before services. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1970

 

WEST, Timothy Neal

1970-1970

Timothy Neal West, infant son of Fred and Carolyn Fluty West, of Route 4, Louisa, died shortly after birth Friday November 6, in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the Fluty Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa, by the Rev. Ray E. Fluty. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Miss Janet Sue West, at home; the maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Ray Fluty of Route 5, Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. North West, of Route 4, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1970

 

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ADKINS, Edgar Vernon

1892-1970

Edgar Vernon Adkins, 77, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born December 10, 1892, he was a son of the late William and Jean Welch Adkins. He was a retired miner and employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ivy See Adkins, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Marcum and Mrs. Jean Rutherford of Fort Gay; two sons, Jack Adkins of Fort Gay and Don Adkins of Mansfield, OH; and 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

BELLOMY, Pauline (VanHoose)

1907-1970

Mrs. Pauline Bellomy, 61, of Route 1, Prichard, WV, died Wednesday, December 16 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Robertson and the Rev. Bill Harris officiating. Burial was in the O'Dell Cemetery there. Born September 8, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Birdie Skeens Vanhoose. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Emory Bellomy, three daughters, Mrs. William Lasher of Gross Point, MI, Mrs. Edmond Widemer in Arizona, and Mrs. Lawrence Busch of Akron, OH; three sons, Alton Bellomy of Oceana, VA Maxwell Bellomy, serving with the Army at Fort Benning, GA; a sister, Mrs. John W. Ellis of Rittman, OH; three brothers, Pete Vanhoose of Route 1, Prichard, Robert Vanhoose of Freeburn, KY, and Clarence  Skeens of New Boston, OH, and 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Big Sandy News, December 14, 1970

 

BLACKBURN, Virgie Lee (Shannon)

1897-1970

Mrs. Virgie Lee Blackburn, 72, of Route 1, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 5:10 a.m. Monday following an extended illness. Born January 7, 1897, on Route 1, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late David and Emma Stratton Shannon. Her husband, John Harlan Blackburn, preceded her in death in 1956. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Opal Houp of Erlanger, KY, and Mrs. Charley Booth of Route 1, Louisa; a son, William Gene Blackburn of Coco, FL, four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Manning of Williamsburg OH, and Mrs. Gladys Rickman, Mrs. Faye Shannon and Mrs. Mary Clark, all of Norwood, OH; two brothers, Homer and Roy Shannon, both of Batavia, OH, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

BORDERS, Roy

1897-1970

Roy Borders, 73, of Ulysses, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Paul Daniels, and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born February 13, 1897, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Anderson and Geneva Burton Borders. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elta Edwards Borders; six daughters, Mrs. Frances Maynard and Mrs. Nolda Bryant of Ulysses, Mrs. Geneva McGraw of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Freda Brecht, Mrs. Emogene Campbell and Mrs. Virginia Davis of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Edna Edwards of Ulysses, 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

BUSH, Brivian (Lyons)

 1901-1970

Brivian L. Bush, 69, of Route 3, London, OH, died Monday morning, December 21, in a Madison Co., OH hospital. A native of Lawrence County, she was born September 18, 1901, a daughter of the late David L. and Delilah Holbrook Lyons. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Radar Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Burial was made in Paint Township Cemetery there. Survivors include Mrs. Max McClanski, London; two sons, Willis Bush, Route 1, London, and Delmer Bush, Route 3, London; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Eva L. Wilson, Route 5, London; Mrs. Gladys Ison, Route 3 Wheelersburg, OH, Miss Nell Lyons and Miss June Lyons, a brother, Damer Lyons, of Star Route, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

CHILDERS, Lou (Belcher)

1883-1970

Mrs. Lou Childers, 87, of Route 2, Louisa died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. A member of the United Methodist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. T. Childers in 1951. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Riley Shannon, Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ollie Shannon of Columbus, OH, Mrs. W. A. Hays of McKee, KY, and Mrs. Ira Ford of Wyandotte, MI; three sons, Don Childers of Covington, KY, Lace Childers of Columbus, and Guy Childers of Blanchester, OH; a sister, Mrs. Trimble Chapman of Portsmouth, OH and 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970 (Note: she was a daughter of Richard Belcher and Elizabeth Compton)

 

CLEVENGER. Eliza (Holbrook)

1881-1970

Mrs. Eliza Holbrook Clevenger, 89, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died Tuesday, December 15 in Columbus. Born January 14, 1881, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of late John and Martha Arrington Holbrook. Her husband, Elbert M. Clevenger, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, Lew Clevenger of Hitchens, KY, Lando Clevenger of S. Petersburg, FL, Luther Clevenger of St. Albans, WV, and Tom and Donald Clevenger both of Columbus, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine G Miller of Columbus; a brother, William Holbrook of Fallsburg, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Webb Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac  and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Clevenger Cemetery near Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1970

 

DERIFIELD, Charles C.

1901-1970

Charles C. Derifield, 69, Louisa, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, following an extended illness. Born November 5, 1901, at Clifford, he was a son of the late William C. and Elizabeth Engles Derifield. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, was a retired postmaster at Clifford, a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc., and a retired lumberman. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Clifford School gymnasium with the Rev. Paul Thompson of Columbus, officiating. Burial was in the Derifiedl family cemetery. Survivors are three sons, Fred R. Derifield of ??, Glen Derifield and Burgess Derifield, both of Grove City, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Martin and Mrs. Lucy Peters, both of Route 5, Louisa, and four grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

FRALEY, Rhoda (Payne)

1884-1970

Mrs. Rhoda Payne Fraley, 86, of Louisa, died Wednesday, November 25, at her residence. Born September 6, 1884 in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Kathleen Meade Payne. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Virgil Daniels, and the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Hill Cemetery, Charley. Surviving are four sons, Connie Fraley of Urbana, OH, Donald Fraley of Fort Gay, and James and John I. Fraley both of Route 3, Louisa; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Wellman and Mrs. Thelma Ryland, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Edna Leverett of Louisa; a brother; Lewis Payne of Circleville, OH; 43 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

FRAZIER, Nora (Workman)

1887-1970

Mrs. Nora Frazier, 83, of Wayne, WV, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Wayne United Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev, Graham Robertson officiating. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery. Born June 6, 1887, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Drusilla Osborn Workman. Her husband, Okey Frazier, died in 1957. Survivors include a son, Lawrence M. Frazier of Baltimore, MD, a sister, Mrs. Julia Pelfrey of Route 1, Wayne; a brother, Bascomb Workman of Waverly, OH; three half brothers, Okey and Golden Bartram of Route 1, Fort Gay, and Fred Bartram of Huntington; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

GARTIN, Joe M.

Joe M. Gartin, 60, died at 7 p.m. Friday in a Louisville, KY hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 Monday from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, KY. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Born in Louisa, he was a son of the late John P. and Elizabeth Moore Gartin. He had been a resident of Louisville for the past 20 years and was a real estate broker there. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Navy. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Anna Betsy Gartin and Miss Laura J. Gartin, both of Hartford, KY and a sister in law, Elizabeth Patton Gartin of Lima, OH. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

JOHNSON, Ed

1891-1970

Ed Johnson, 79, of Louisa, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of several weeks. Born August 27, 1891, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Tom and Lottie Osborn Johnson. He was a livestock dealer, was manager of Farmers Livestock Market, and was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. His first wife, Mrs. Susannah Johnson, preceded him in death in 1965. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Minnie James Johnson, a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Tucker of Parkersburg, WV, seven sons, Charley Johnson, Rush, KY, Bennie Johnson, Route 4 Louisa, Bill Johnson, Catlettsburg, Carl Johnson, Star Route, Louisa and Clyde, Paul Ray and Jack Johnson, all of Louisa, 31 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

 

JUSTICE, Dollie (Francis)

Mrs. Dollie F. Justice, 78, 1520 E. Jersey St., Orlando, FL, died there recently. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Justice moved to Orlando 30 years ago from Louisa. She was the widow of J. T. Justice, who operated a lumber mill here in the 1930's. She was a member of Delaney St. Baptist Church, Orlando. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Geneva J. Rogers, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Menthola Smith, Whiting, IN, Mrs. Marion J. Foreman, Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Bernice Perriello, Alexandria, VA; a son, J. T. Justice, Jr., Orlando; a brother, Joe Francis, North Matewan, WV, 21 grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

KELLY, Martha (Gilliam)

1884-1970

Mrs. Martha Kelly, 86, of Keaton, KY, died Saturday in a Prestonsburg nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lyons Cemetery there. Born April 30, 1884, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Holbrook Gilliam. Her husband, Millard Kelly, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Junior Kelly in Florida and Lundy Kelly of Flat Gap, KY, five daughters, Mrs. Zettie Marcum of Covington, OH, Mrs. Edna McCormick of Man, Mrs. Thelma Wallen of Martha, KY, Mrs. Janet Pratt of Anaheim, CA, and Mrs. Genora Burgonie of Columbus, OH. The body is at the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, December 24, 1970

 

KIDD, Della Brooke (Napier)

1888-1970

Mrs. Della Brooke Kidd, 82, of Glenhayes, WV died Thursday, November 26, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Glenhayes. Born April 13, 1888, at Glenhayes, she was a daughter of the late Shade and Susan Frazier Napier. She was the widow of Gray Kidd. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Herman Keller of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. James Reed of Milo, KY and Mrs. Chris James of Fort Gay; four sons, Walter Kidd of Ohio, Ray Kidd of Fort Gay, Max Kidd of Mansfield, OH, and Gray Kidd, Jr., with the Army in Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kidd of Ceredo, and Mrs. Ony Fry of Fort Gay; a brother Howard Napier of Cleveland, OH, and 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

MAYNARD, Ida (Burke)

1891-1970

Mrs. Ida Maynard, 79, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Skeens, following an extended illness. Born September 11, 1891, at Fallsburg, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Dyer Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Maynard, inn 1959. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

MEADE, Mary Belle (Ratliff)

1886-1970

An 83-year old Whitehouse resident, Mary Belle Meade, died in a Louisa hospital on November 26 after suffering an extended illness.  The daughter of the late John and Sarah Ward Ratliff, she was born at Barnetts Creek in December, 1886. Survivors include her husband, Jed Meade, three sons, Earl Meade of Louisa, Ernest Meade of Lockbourne, Ohio, and Howard Meade from Tomahawk; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Craft of Whitehouse, and Mrs. Sarah Francis Duvall in Milford, Ohio; three brothers, Roy Ratliff of West Van Lear, Burns Ratliff from Louisa, and Bascom Ratliff of Louisa; a sister in Beauty, Mrs. Mary Runyon; 30 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Willis Tackett and Bruce Daniels conducted services in the Whitehouse Church on November 29, and burial was in the Layne Cemetery nearby. All arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

MOLLETT, Kathy Ann

1970-1970

Kathy Ann Mollett, infant daughter of Damon and Julia Thompson Mollett of Webbville, KY, Route 1, was dead at birth Thursday, December 17 in an Ashland hospital. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Thompson Cemetery, Webbville, with the Rev. Jesse Fyffe and the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thompson of Route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Matilda Mollett of Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December24, 1970

 

NELSON, John Wesley

1874-1970

John Wesley Nelson, 96, West Van Lear, KY, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Born October 12, 1874, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Isaac and Suzanne Lyons Nelson. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway employee. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Harman Nelson; four sons, Ernest Nelson of Louisa, Charley Nelson of Beckley, WV, and John and Joe Nelson, both of West Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton of Portsmouth, 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Free Will Baptist Church, Paintsville, by Don Fraley and Claude Preston, ministers. Burial was in the Nelson family cemetery there. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

ORGAN, Eva (Vanhoose)

1917-1970

Mrs. Eva Organ, 53, of Flat Rock, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Monday at Flat Rock. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 16, 1917, she was a daughter of Willie and May Bradley Vanhoose of Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a husband, Edward Organ; a son, Charles Maynard of Route 2, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Charlie Reed of Aflex, KY; two brothers, Philip Vanhoose of Huntington and Hobert Vanhoose of Louisa; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

PERRY, Wauleka (Bussey)

1909-1970

Mrs. Charles Perry, 61, the former Miss Wauleka Bussey, formerly one of Lawrence County's dedicated and highly esteemed teacher who succumbed at St. Luke's Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY, Saturday, December 26, was returned to her native Louisa for funeral and burial Monday. The deceased, born August 2, 1909, was a daughter of Mrs. Corilda Shannon Bussey, Louisa and the late Carl Bussey. In addition to her teaching career in the Lawrence County school system and other schools, she served as secretary and bookkeeper in the office of Supt. William A. Cheek, before her marriage to Rev. Perry, now superintendent of the Covington District, Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mrs. Perry, a member of the Methodist Church, was also a member of Louisa Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge, Louisa, The Rebekahs conducted a memorial service at the bier Sunday evening. Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Ralph Wesley and the Rev. Mr. Adrian Roberts, former pastor of the First United Methodist Church, of Louisa, officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to her husband, Rev. Perry, include her mother, Mrs. Busssey; two brothers, Frederick Bussey of Galveston, TX and Robert Bussey of Louisa. The body was removed to the Chapel to lie in state one hour before funeral time. While the family requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the cancer or heart fund, the floral tribute was abundant. In addition to the large number of pastors of the various churches in the area and former pastors of the First and Louisa Methodist Churches attending the funeral, were the superintendents of all seven districts, of the Kentucky Methodist Conference. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

PRIDEMORE, John Talbert

1896-1970

John Talbert Pridemore, 74, Route 2, Louisa, died Sunday night following an extended illness. Born March 28, 1896, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Mack and Melissa Newman Pridemore. He was a retired railroader. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Teems, officiating. Burial was in the Gallup Cemetery at Gallup. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Boyd Pridemore; eight daughters, Mrs. Melzie Wallace, Mrs. Willis Moore, and Mrs. Frank Thompson, all of Route 2 Louisa, Mrs. Tommy Allan of Route 4, Louisa, Misses Wilma and Joyce Ann Pridemore, both at home, Mrs. Sam dean of Ft. Gay and Mrs. Lenton Richman of Fallsburg; four sons, Willis Pridemore of Route 2 Louisa, John R. Pridemore of Berlin Heights, OH and Mack and Billy Pridemore, both at home, a stepson, Albert Maynard of Berlin Heights, 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

PRINCE, Ella

Mrs. Ella Prince of Selina, KS, formerly of Louisa, died Monday in Kansas. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton of Paintsville officiating. Burial will be in the Hay Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Prince. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

SALYER, Irvin

1892-1970

Irvin Salyer, 78, Lawrence County's first Farm Bureau President, succumbed Thursday, December 3, at his residence following an apparent heart attack. A charter member of the Lawrence County Soil Conservation District, he served as supervisor from 1944 until 1969. In January 1970, when he retired due to ill health, he was awarded by the Lawrence County Soil Conservation District the distinguished service plaque for outstanding and long time service. Born February 9, 1892, he was a son of the late Levi and Lida McDowell Salyer. He was a farmer and member of Old Hood United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Zelda Salyer, five daughters, Mrs. Daniel Clancy and Mrs. Herbert Phillips, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles Glover of Addison, PA, Mrs. Clyde Ball of Louisa, and Mrs. Joe Shinkle of Springfield, OH; four sons, Bertell Salyer and Willard Salyer of Johnstown, OH, Cornell Salyer of Adams, and Chadwick Salyer of Portage, IN, two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Murray of Route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Dorothy Frazier of Sciotoville, OH; a brother Minyard Salyer of Adams, 39 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

SCARBERRY, Madge (Scarberry)

1905-1970

Mrs. Madge Scarberry, 65, of Route 2, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Little Ethel United Baptist Church on Route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Mart Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery there. Born May 5, 1905, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy Fraley Scarberry. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Willis Ward, Mrs. Charley Reichert and Mrs. Ronnie Moore of Columbus, OH; three sons, Oscar, Daniel and Paul Scarberry, all of Route 2, Louisa, a brother Grayden Scarberry of Columbus, and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

SCOTT, Jerry Bruce

1939-1970

Jerry Bruce Scott, 31, of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Fort Gay Route 1, died Friday of an apparent heart attack while visiting his parents, Clifford and Nannie Mae Parson Scott of Fort Gay Route 1. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Scott Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. A machine operator at Waco Manufacturing Co., Cleveland, he was born July 12, 1939, at Hardy, KY. Additional survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rhoda Magdelene Tackett Scott; a daughter, Brenda Gayle Scott; and four sons, Jerry, Clifford, John, and Martin Scott, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Rottenberry of Alexandria, VA, Mrs. Sam Pratt of Chesapeake, OH, and Miss Stella Jean Scott of Route 1, Fort Gay; and three brothers, Melvin, James and David Scott, all of Route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

SPILLMAN, Pearl (Burchett)

1921-1970

Mrs. Pearl Spillman, 49, of Louisa, died Thursday, December 3, at her home. Born June 27, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Dixie Miller Burchett. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Revs. Lloyd Jordan and Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Woods Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Lindsey Spillman, three sisters, Mrs. Jack Douglas of Blaine, Mrs. Ruby Diamond of Star Route and Mrs. Opal Bowling of Springfield, MD; and five half brothers, Raymond Burton of Adams, Dave Burchett of Columbus, OH, Ireland Derifield of Route 1 Webbville John Burton of Fallsburg, and Ben Burchett of Lorain, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

THORNHILL, Bessie (Moore)

1900-1970

Mrs. Bessie Moore Thornhill, 70, of South Williamson, died in a Williamson, WV hospital Wednesday, December 23. Born October 10, 1900, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late H. K. and Delia Jordan Moore. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Phelps (KY) Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Mullins and Rev. Claude Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. Surviving are her husband, Charles Thornhill, Sr. four sons, Lee Thornhill, of South Charleston, WV, Charles Thornhill, Jr., of Ravenswood, WV, and John and David Thornhill, both of Nashville, TN; five daughters, Mrs. Irene Preece of Jaboree, Mrs. Allie Hyden of Cincinnati, Mrs. Delia Nunn of Pinehill, WV, and Mrs. Shirley Compton and Mrs. Sue Dotson of Phelps; four brothers, Willie Moore of Grove City, OH, Kay Moore of Columbus, OH, Tom and Jay Moore, both of Woodstock, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Lula Edwards of Columbus, Mrs. Lillie Thornhill of North Lewisburg, OH, and Mrs. Nannie Short of Louisa; 29 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 31, 1970

 

VANHORN, Bertha (Miller)

1889-1970

Mrs. Bertha M. Vanhorn, 81, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, who died at 5 a.m. Thursday, December 17, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in Olge Cemetery following services at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. J. A. Banks officiating. Born July 29, 1889, in Lawrence county, where she lived all her life in the Bear Creek area, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Ogle Miller. She was a member of Tyree United Methodist Church. Her husband, Henson Vanhorn, died in 1957. Surviving are two sons, Galba Vanhorn of Lexington, KY and Lawrence Vanhorn of Route 1, Catlettsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Shivel of Route 2, Catlettsburg; two brothers, Ulric Miller of Ashland and Charles Miller of Ellington, GA; a sister, Mrs. Clara Wheeler of Ashland; and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1970

 

VINSON, Alice Malissa (Smith)

1894-1970

Mrs. Alice Malissa Vinson, 78, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, December 3, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the residence with the Rev. Lomie Maynard, of the Church of God, officiating. Burial was in the Vinson family cemetery on Route 2. Born March 12, 1894, at Radnor, WV, she was a daughter of the late George and Linda Hampton Smith. She was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Monzolia Vinson, died July 23. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Leon Phifer, of Mintor, OH, Mrs. Jesse Brewer of Ethel, WV, Mrs. Clifford Mahon of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Helen Burgess of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Claude Baisden of Sarah Ann, WV, and Miss Geneva Vinson of Route 2, Fort Gay; six sons, Jesse Vinson of Cleveland, Millard Vinson, Ethel, WV, Sgt, Jim Vinson, with the Marines at Boston, Mass., Isaac Gravely of Isaban, WV, Charley and George Gravely of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Vernie Manual of Mohawk, WV and three brothers, Will Smith of Iaegar, WV, Levi Smith of Welch, WV, and Wayne Smith , Matewan, WV and 37 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

WADSWORTH, William Marshall

1885-1970

William Marshall Wadsworth, 85, of Ashland, KY died Thursday, December 3, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marry Matney of Fort Gay. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Born June 22, 1885, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wadsworth, and was the husband of the late Lella Smith Wadsworth, who died in April. He was a retired custodian at the Second National Bank at Ashland where he worked 45 years. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1970

 

WELLMAN, Leslie L.

1913-1970

Leslie L. Wellman, 56, Route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, December 10, in a Huntington hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, with the Medial Detachment, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, The Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon and the American Defense Service Medal. He was also active in the civic groups here and former president of the Louisa Chapter American Business Men's Club. Born December 22,1 913, he was a son of the late Fred and Reba Wilson Wellman. He was formerly owner of Rip's Restaurant, Louisa, and was an auto salesman at the time of his death. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Leo Wellman, of Route 4, Louisa and a brother, Garret Wellman of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the gravesite. Big Sandy News, December 17,1970

 

WILLIAMS, Con Jr.

1930-1970

Con Williams, Jr., 40, of Martha, KY, died in a local hospital Thursday, December 10, following 10 months illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha, with the Rev. Homer Evans and Rev. Emmett Burke officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery there. Born November 12, 1930, he was a son of Mrs. Martha Ramey Sturgill of Martha and the late Earl Con Williams, of Springfield, OH. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sadie Kimbler Williams, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Vanhoose of Sitka, KY; a stepson, Charles Boggs, of Sitka; a sister, Mrs. Darlene Steele, Columbus, OH and a brother, Dennis Williams of Springfield, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1970

 

YOUNG, Elliott

Elliott Young, 36, a native of the Webbville section of Lawrence county, was the victim of a car-truck crash Friday morning, November 13, which also claimed the life of Edward Wilson, 33. Funeral rites were conducted Monday, November 16 at 2 p.m. from the Schwetha Funeral Home in Midland, PA, with the Rev. Robert Higerst officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery at East Liverpool. Young, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Young, formerly of Webbville, now of East Liverpool, received his elementary and high school education at Blaine, KY. Survivors other than the parents, include his widow, Mrs. Diana McCombs Young; five brothers, Minos Young of Midland, Sheridan Young and Clinton Young, both of East Liverpool, Vernon Young of Grove City and Shannon Young of Brunswick, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Jewell Clark of East Liverpool and Mrs. Lois Jobe of Beaver. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1970

 

 

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