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ADKINS, Nora (Diamond)

1902-1971

Mrs. Nora D. Adkins, 68, of 1847 Seventh Ave., Huntington, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Born August 2, 1902, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Hazelett Diamond. She had been a resident of Huntington for 26 years. Her husband, Cecil Adkins, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Cecil Adkins, Jr., of Huntington, three daughters, Mrs. Frances Tackett, Mrs. Mary Boyd, and Mrs. Richard Parker, all of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. from the Reger Funeral Home in Huntington with the Rev. Charles Brooks officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

BEASLEY, Minnie (Boyd)

1888-1971

Mrs. Minnie Boyd Beasley, 82, of Fayetteville, NC, died Monday night in a hospital there.  She was born at Ulysses, Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boyd. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Cravens-Shrives Funeral Chapel at Bluewell, NC with the Rev. Mr. Wiley Brooks officiating. Burial was in the Wood Cemetery there. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Beasley of Fayetteville, two daughters, Mrs. S. L. McClure, Fayetteville and Mrs. Sam McKenzie, Bluewell; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Thompson of Ulysses and Mrs. Melvin Cope of Matewan, WV. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

BELLAMY, Paul C.

1902-1971

Paul C. Bellamy, 68, of route 3, Catlettsburg, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born October 2, 1902, he was a son of the late Zack and Emma Ruggles Bellamy. A member of the United Methodist Church, he was a field supervisor for the Summers Stores of New York. He was a member of the Greenhill Lodge 528, F & AM. His wife, Mrs. Ellen Skeens Bellamy, died in August, 1970. Survivors include a brother, Robert Bellamy of Catlettsburg, route 2, and two nieces, Mrs. Tomas Vance of Buchanan, KY and Miss Linda Bell of Los Angeles, CA; and a nephew, Robert Bellamy of Catlettsburg, route 2. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1971

 

BOGGS, Lillie Mae (Creech)

1890-1971

Mrs. Lillie Mae Boggs, 80, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church, near Blaine, with the Revs. Harold Sturgill and Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery near there. Born May 11, 1890, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Etta Johnson Creech. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the widow of Jay Boggs, who died in 1958. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hubert Bushong of Ashland, KY, two half sisters, Mrs. Marion Diamond of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Harold Stewart of Ironton, and 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1971

 

CARTMEL, Mary Elizabeth (Stewart)

1899-1970

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cartmel, 71, of route 2 Catlettsburg, died Wednesday, December 30, in a Louisa hospital. Born November 27, 1899, she was a daughter of the late John and Tennie Hewett Stewart. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Buchanan Church, route 2, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Dixon and Mrs. Robert A. Roberts, both of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Earl Williamson of route 2, Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. James Tomlin of Piketon, OH, Mrs. Burr Fortner and Mill Thelma Stewart, both of route 2, Catlettsburg; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

DIAMOND, Noffie

1906-1970

Noffie Diamond, 64, of route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, December 24, in an Ashland hospital. Born September 16, 19076, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Diamond. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are an uncle, DeWhitt Diamond of Westwood, and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday December 27, from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Interment was in the Bradley Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

FOLDS, Mary (Petry)

1913-1971

Mrs. Mary Petry Folds, 58, of Bradenton, FL, a former resident of Louisa, died Wednesday, January 6, in a Bradenton hospital following an illness of one year. Born May 3, 1913, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late John and Genie Petry of Louisa. Surviving are her husband, J. D. Folds; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Redmond of Bradenton; a brother, John Petry, of Huntington and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton. Burial was in a cemetery there. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1971

 

FRALEY, Mary (Johnson)

1876-1971

Mrs. Mary Fraley, 93, of near Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Born March 16, 1877, she was a daughter of the late J. B. and Mahalia Jane Litteral Johnson. Her husband, Joel Fraley preceded her in death in 1927 (note: should be 1942). Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Thelma, KY School. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery there. Surviving are a son, James W. Fraley of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Glen Johnson of Wayne, WV, and Leonard Johnson of Wheelersburg, OH; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1971

 

HOGSTON, Luther

1919-1971

Luther Hogston, 51, Cherokee, died Monday night in Veterans' Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Irish Creek Baptist Church near Cherokee with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial will be in May Cemetery there. Born April 16,1919, he  was  a son of the late Arnett and Caledonia May Hogston. A veteran of World War II, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vinia Blythe Hogston; two daughters, Mrs. Imogene  Wright of Pikeville, KY and Mrs. Walter Nixon of Edwards, CA; four sons, Denver B. Hogston of Webbville, Arnett Edward Hogston, of Columbus, OH, Linous Kay Hogston of Catlettsburg, KY, and Roger Dwayne Hogston of Charleston; a brother, Dewey Hogston of Cherokee, and 16 grandchildren. Friends may call at the church where the body was taken from Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1971

 

MARCUM, Stevie

1964-1971

Stevie Marcum, 6 year old son of the Rev. Sterling and Louvely Mosely Marcum of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, January 14, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. from the Friendship Church on Route 5, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery there. Born November 11, 1964, he is also survived by four brothers, Jerry, David, Timmy and Jeffrey Marcum, a sister, Miss Barbara Marcum, all at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Linzy Mosly of Hindman, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marcum of route 5 Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1971

 

MCKINNEY, Sarah (Stewart)

1883-1971

Mrs. Sarah McKinney, 87, of Webbville, route 1, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Christian Church at Willard, KY, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and other officiating. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Born July 4, 1883, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late Miles and Ellen Lyon Stewart. Her husband, Samuel J. McKinney die din 1960. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. H. B. Artis of Red Jacket, WV, Mrs. John Pennington of Webbville, Mrs. Glen Stewart of Ashland, Mrs. James Bays of Grayson, KY, and Mrs. Luedelia Hunter of Joplin, MO; two sons, Leonard McKinney of Louisville, KY and Lovall McKinney of Oberlin, OH; two sisters Mrs. Martha Hager of Holden, WV and Mrs. Celia Griffith of Webbville; two brothers, Max Stewart of Webbville and Dock Stewart of London, OH; 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1971

 

MEEK, Joe Frank

1897-1970

Joe Frank Meek, 73, Louisa, died Thursday, December 31, at his home following an illness of two months. Born February 22, 1897, in Neal, WV, he was a son of the late Charles and Addie Jarrell Meek. He was a World War I veteran and was a conductor for the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Neva Hall Meek; five daughters, Mrs. George Younce of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Beckham Short of Charleston, IN, Mrs. Dennis M. Walters of Buchanan, Mrs. Ray Queen of route 4, Louisa, and Miss Bobbie G. Meek of route 3, Louisa, three sons, Billy Joe, Clarence and James Meek, all of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. R. O. Barneke of Albuquerque, NM and Mrs. Sarah Cottrell of Miami, FL; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Standifer officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

MILLER, Cecil

1912-1971

Cecil Miller, 59, died Sunday, January 3, in a Columbus, OH hospital following a short illness. He was born in 1912, a son of the late Frank and Della Griffith Miller. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 8, from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Meade Branch. Survivors are two brothers, Rev. Bert Miller of Columbus and Gilbert Miller of route 1, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Clyde McKinster of Adams, Mrs. Earl Meade , route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Golda Adkins of Columbus. He was preceded in death 21 years ago by his wife, Virgie Davis Miller. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1971


NEWSOME, Emma Jane (Berry)

1885-1971

Mrs. Emma Jane Newsom, 85, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Carter Chapel, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Kay Thompson and Rev. Harold Bond, officiating. Burial was in the Barnett Cemetery there. Born October 31, 1885, she was a daughter of the late William and Allafara Spellman Berry. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Rice of route 1, Louisa, two sons, George and Elmer Newsome, of route 2, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Jim Adams of route 1 Louisa, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1971

 

PRESTON,  Bascom

1879-1971

Bascom Preston, 95, Milo, KY, died Tuesday, Jan. 12 in a Louisa hospital.  He was the father of Mrs. Maude Cook of Louisa. Additional survivors include his widow, five other daughters, three sons, a sister, a brother and 57 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Zion Church near Milo, with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcum officiating.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Milo. Arrangements were under the direction of the Richmond – Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, Ky. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1971

 

ROBERTS, Mary (Adams)

1890-1971

Mrs. Mary Adams Roberts, 80, of route 3, Louisa, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born November 18, 1890, at route 3, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late James Martin and Laura Ann Chafin Adams. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Harold Scarberry, of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willie Calton of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Edith E. Baker of route 3, Louisa, four sons, Wendell P. Roberts of route 1, Louisa, Benjamin L. Roberts of Dayton, OH, Eugene Roberts of Fairborn, and Marvin B. Roberts of route 1, Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News,  January 7, 1971

 

WARD, Gladys Marie (Scarberry)

1926-1971

Mrs. Gladys Marie Ward, 44, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of route 2, Louisa, died Friday, at 9:30 a.m. in Mercy Hospital at Columbus, OH following an illness of five weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Castin Davis, of Columbus, officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Willis Ward; four daughters, Mrs. Lynn Robinette of Columbus and Linda Sue, Peggy Lee and Bonnie Jean Ward, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ronnie Moore and Mrs. Charley Lycan, both of Columbus, and three brothers, Oscar Scarberry, Paul Eugene Scarberry and Dan Scarberry, all of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1971

 

WHEELER, Emily (Green)

1895-1971

Mrs. Emily Green Wheeler, 75, of Plain City, OH formerly of Blaine, KY died Tuesday, January 12, in a Worthington, OH convalescent home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Old Hood Baptist Church at Blaine with the Revs. Tommy Bailey and Jesse Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery there. Born December 16, 1895, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Nan Lyon Green, and widow of Lon Wheeler who died in 1944. Survivors include five sons, Leslie Wheeler of Huntington WV, Howard Wheeler of Ashland, KY, Herman Wheeler of Columbus, OH, and Harry and Fred Wheeler at home; eight daughters, Mrs. Hohn Kazee of Plain City, Mrs. Escom Skaggs of Amlin, OH, Mrs. Richard Dials of Huntington, Mrs. Stacey Boggs of Houston, TX, Mrs. James Creech of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Jesse Holland of Tempe, AZ, Miss Roberta Wheeler at home, a half sister, Mrs. Lora Lester of Lucasville, OH, a brother, Morton Green of Delaware, OH; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1971

 

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ADKINS, George Franklin

1897-1971

George Franklin Adkins, 73, of Louisa, died at 10 p.m. Friday in a local hospital following a long illness of three months. Born August 22, 1897, at Yatesville, he was a son of the late  Andrew and Rachel Marcum Adkins. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a retired employee of the Columbia Gas Co. after 43 years of service. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld, the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ollie Hewlette Adkins; two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Kirk of Louisa and Mrs. Martin Burchett of Okinawa; four sons, Willard Adkins of Baltimore, MD, Ernest Adkins of Ashland, Dallas and Lawrence Adkins, both of Louisa, five sisters, Mrs. Jay Fitch of Ft. Clinton, OH, Mrs. Cecil Coffey, Mrs. Lee Cartell and Mrs. Lewis Wright of Ashland, three brothers, William Adkins of route 3, Louisa, Ernest Adkins, Jr., of Louisa, and Garland Adkins of Columbus, 37 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

ARTIS, Hedrick B.

Hedrick B. Artis, 67, of Red Jacket, WV, who died February 1, was buried in the Carter County Memorial Gardens at Grayson. He was a son of the late Gilbert (Bert) and Lona Bowling Artis. His wife, the former, Miss Nellie McKinney, survives. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Hubert McCoy of El Paso, TX, Mrs. Doris Artis, Williamson and a son, Everett Ray Artis of Meador; two brothers, Delmar Artis of Willard and Claude Artis; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Branham, Ripley, WV and Mrs. Florence Gollihue, Willard, and 4 grandsons and one great grandson. Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

BERRY, Carrie (Moore)

1888-1971

Mrs. Mary Carolyn (Carrie) Berry, 82, a native of Blaine, died Thursday, February 4, in a Louisa hospital following several months of failing health. The widow of Charles V. Berry, she had resided in Columbus, OH for some time after his death, later joining a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth McNiah in Abington, VA before coming to visit another daughter, Mrs. Paul Young, route 4 where she was stricken with a heart attack. The deceased, a daughter of the late Rev. John and Nancy Holbrook Moore, born August 3, 1888, was a member of the United Methodist Church and a 50 year charter member of Blaine Chapter 202. Order of Eastern Star Chapter members conducted memorial rites at the bier, Saturday night at 8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Alton Brown officiating. Interment was made in the Berry Cemetery in Blainetown. Surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McNiah of Abington, VA, Mrs. John J. Wellman of Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. Eulas Dobyns of Williamsport, OH, Mrs. W. Paul Young, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Ray Wireman and Mrs. Henry G. Bradley , both of Ashland, Mrs. Glen A?? of Worthington, OH, and Mrs. Don Boice of Downers Grove, IL, a son, John T. Berry of London, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mable Dean of Blaine; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

CALTON, Chad

1893-1971

Chad Calton, 77, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Wednesday, January 27 in a Xenia, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born June 18, 1893, he was a son of the late Sam and Nancy Gillum Calton. His wife, Ada Taylor Calton, died in 1964. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Dingus of Hite, KY, Mrs. Recie Sudham of Ulysses and Mrs. Lillie Blevins of Kansas City, KS; two sons, Willie Calton of Fairborn, OH and Hargis Calton of Lexington, KY; 21 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1971

 

CARTER, Conrad

1899-1971

Conrad Carter, 71, of West Logan, WV, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Honaker-Harris Funeral Home at Logan. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, OH. Born November 24, 1899, he was a son of the late Roy and Dove Shannon Carter. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dixie Daron Carter; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Daldson of Holden and Mrs. Harmon Maynard of Logan; three sons, Conrad Carter of Orlando, FL, Vinson Carter of Huntington and Lucian Carter of Chesapeake, OH; a brother Sonn Carter of Huntington; and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

COTTON, Earnest H.

Earnest H. Cotton, route 1, West Jefferson, OH, 50, died Wednesday February 17, at Madison County Hospital, London, OH. Survivors include his wife, Maris, two sons, Paul of West Jefferson and Elwood of route 3, London, OH, one sister, Mrs. Nevada Perry of California; three brothers, Columbus Cotton of London, George Cotton of Lawton, OK and Edward of Whitter, CA; four grandchildren. He was co-owner of the C. T. H. Electric Company, Inc. of Columbus, OH commander of V. F. W. Post at West Jefferson, OH, member of American Legions Post 201 and a member of National Electrical Contractors Association. Funeral services were conducted from the Rader Funeral Home, West Jefferson at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery, Lawrence County, KY. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

CRABTREE, Lydia (Frazier)

1917-1971

Mrs. Lydia Crabtree, 53, of Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 4, at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Ferrell of Columbus, OH, officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born September 13, 1917, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Jay and Julia Rice Frazier. Her husband, Ray Crabtree, preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Isaac DeBoard and Mrs. Adie Newberry, both of Columbus, OH; two sons, Bobby Ray Crabtree of Asheville, OH and Harold Crabtree with the U. S. Army at Ft. Benning, GA; six sisters, Mrs. Marie Hewlett, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Mrs. Jennie Farmer and Mr. Belle Herbert, all of Columbus, Mrs. May Edwards of Chapmanville, WV and Mrs. Lizzie Peterman of Tipp City, OH; two brothers, Jay Frazier, Jr., and John Frazier, both of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

FANNIN, Francis

1916-1971

Francis Fannin, 54, route 4, Louisa, was dead on arrival at noon Thursday, February 4, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a short illness. Born July 23, 1916, in Boyd County, he was a son of Nannie Coffee Fannin of route 4, Louisa and the late Cery Fannin. He was employed in the shipping department of Armco Steel Corp., attended Garrett Chapel, and was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Garrett Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Hester officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Virginia Armstrong Fannin, a daughter, Mrs. Rita Lambert, of route 4, Louisa, a brother, Raymond Fannin of Montgomery, AL and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ball of Ironton, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

 

DAVIS, Ked, Jr.

1928-1971

Ked Davis, Jr., 42, of Chicago, IL, formerly of Louisa, who died February 9, in Chicago, was buried in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery near Louisa following funeral services at 1 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Horn of Clifford, officiating. Born July 10, 1928, he was a son of Ked and Jessie Fitzpatrick Davis of Louisa. Survivors also include two daughters, Misses Connie and Beverly Davis; two sons, Larry and Pedro Davis, all at home, four sisters, Mrs. Judith Gartin of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Patricia Weekley and Miss Linda Davis of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Gay Hansher in Florida; and three brothers, Calvin Davis, Louisville, KY, James Davis route 5, Louisa, and Raymond Davis of Maher, WV. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

HAWK, Laura Gennoc (Linville)

1879-1971

Laura Gennoc Hawk, 90, of Elk Garden, WV, formerly of Fort Gay died February 7, 1971. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary  Linville of Bald Knob, WV. Born October 3, 1879, in Boone County, WV. Survivors include one daughter, Myrtle Billups of Fort Gay, 8 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

HICKS, Herbert

1905-1971

Herbert Hicks, 65, of Louisa, died Sunday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born April 26, 1905, he was a son of the late Elmer and Tinnie Fannin Hicks. A retired carpenter for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Davis Hicks, two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Murray of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Betty Porter of San Antonio, TX; a son, Patrick Hicks of Ashland, KY and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

HUGHES, Chloe (Justice)

Mrs. Chloe Justice Hughes, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Inez, KY, died Sunday in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Friendship Church at Inez. Burial was in the Justice Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. She was a daughter of the late R. P. and Polly Varney Justice. A member of the Church of Christ, she is survived by the husband, Bert Hughes; two sons, Robert and Ronald Hughes at home; four daughters, Misses Sheralyn, Debra, Jerritta, and Polly Hughes, all at home; five brothers, Ralph, John, and Franklin Justice, all of Louisa, Timothy Justice of Grove City, OH, and Roy Lee Justice of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Perry of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ruby Priest of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Josie Mae Spurgeon of Ravenswood, WV. The body was taken to the home of Arthur Perry on route 5, Louisa, from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

HUGHES, Walter

1897-1971

Walter Hughes, 73, of Logan, WV, died Saturday, February 13,in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Born June 10, 1897, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Jimmy and Millie Marcum Hughes. A retired coal miner, he was a member of Local 5872, United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Ross Hughes; nine sons, Jack Hughes of Monaville, TX, Claude, Roger and Harold Hughes of Mt. Gay, Donald Hughes of Vermillion, OH, Paul Hughes of Verdunville, WV, Tommy Hughes of Holden, WV and Clifford Hughes of Louisa, two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Eldridge of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Catherine Rose of Charleston, WV; three brothers, John and Jimmy Hughes of Louisa and Ora Hughes of Charleston; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sara Marie Chaney of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Lora Kitchen, route 4, Louisa,  Mrs. Matilda Workman of Youngstown, OH; six brothers, John, of Louisa, Jimmy and Woodrow of Star Route, Louisa, Homer of Route 4, Louisa, Robert of Catlettsburg, and Ora of Charleston, and 40 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Dempsey Branch Church of God near Mt. Gay, with the Rev. Woodrow Parsons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

ISON, Joshua

1971-1971

Joshua Ison, infant son of bobby and Katherine Ellingsworth Ison, was dead at birth at Riverview Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Surviving in addition to his parents are four sisters, Belinda, Ruby, Frenda and Carrie Ison, all at home. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ison Cemetery at Fultz Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

JOBE, Elisha

1893-1971

Elisha Jobe, 77, of Charleston, WV, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in a Charleston hospital following an extended illness. Born December 22, 1893, in Kentucky, he was a son of the late Harvey and Melissa Marcum Jobe. His wife, Mrs. Mexie Shannon Jobe, preceded him in death. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rose Osendot, Mrs. Virginia Osendot, and Mrs. Helen Brewer, all of Columbus, OH; two sons, Elisha Jobe, Jr., and Franklin Jobe, both of Columbus, two sisters Mrs. Ella Marcum of Huntington, and Mrs. Ivory Burton of Deland, FL; 18 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

JOHNSON, John

1893-1971

John Johnson, 77, of Webbville, died Tuesday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Dry Fork Community Church at Webbville. Burial will be in the family cemetery there. Born March 31, 1893, he was a son of the late Henry and Alafair Pennington Johnson. A member of the Church of God, he is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nora Hicks Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. Monroe Boggs of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Belle ??? of Grayson, KY, and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

KELLEY, Arbie

1905-1971

Arbie Kelley, 65, of Blaine, died Monday in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, OH following an apparent heart attack. Born March 29, 1905, in Keaton, he was a son of the late Merida and Suzanne Rigsby Kelley. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, a member of Jake Rice Lodge No. 606, F & AM and was a retired Ashland Oil, Inc. employee in the marketing district. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Robey Ferguson and the Rev. Pearlie Keaton officiating. Burial will be in the Ison Cemetery at Moon. The Jake Rice Lodge will conducted services at 8 p.m. Thursday (tonight). Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Boggs Kelley, three daughters, Mrs. Wilafay Bellamy of Ashland, Mrs. Jack Lynch of Frankfort and Mrs. Earl Hoskins of Pineville; a step daughter, Mrs. Barbara Mollette of Springfield; five sisters, Mrs. Neva Ferguson, Mrs. Ella Pelphrey, and Mrs. Elsie Carter, all of Blaine, Mrs. Greta Holbrook of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Olga Ferguson of Xenia, OH; five brothers, Virgil, Cassie, Hershell, Hurston and Victory Kelley, all of Blaine; 6 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

MCHARGUE, Lester H.

Lester H. McHargue, 62, of Stadia Drive, Franklin, OH, died early Friday, January 29, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. During  the past 15 years, Mr. McHargue, had been employed as a teacher at the Franklin High School. He was born in Mt. Vernon, KY and served in the Army during World War II. He served as principal of the Louisa High School for 11 years prior to his going to Franklin. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday February 1, from the Cox Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, KY, and burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ollie McHargue, a teacher in the Carlisle, OH public schools; three brothers, Claude and Joe of Mt. Vernon, KY, and William of Louisville, KY and four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Cummins of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Eula Bass of Newport Ritchie, OH, Mrs. Ina Sears of Covington, KY, and Mrs. Elva Singleton of Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

PARSLEY, Leo

1904-1971

Leo Parsley, 66, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He was found in his truck parked along WV 37. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Everett Muddings and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery there.  Born October 23, 1904, he was a son of the late Melvin and Laura Marcum Parsley. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Spaulding Parsley; five daughters, Mrs. Alonzo Marcum, Mrs. Alex Marcum, Mrs. Harold Gillmon and Mrs. Bill Chafin, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Dallas Robinson of Fort Gay; three sons, James, Grover, and Elmer Parsley, all of Fort Gay; a brother, Jesse Parsley of Kermit; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Walker, Mrs. Eda Marcum, and Mrs. Robert Messer, all of Crum, WV and Mrs. Claude Nester of New Boston, MI; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

ROBINETTE, Mary

1899-1971

Mrs. Mary Robinette, 71, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Bromley Ridge Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Born September 9, 1899, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Marshall. Survivors include the husband, Kellie Robinette, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Mansfield of Danville, KY and Mrs. Norma Ratliff of Louisa, two sons, Mont Robinette in California and Ray Robinette of Fort Gay, route 2; a half sister, Mrs. Grace Belle Bocook of Florida; 27 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

SKAGGS, Zelma (Davis)

1888-1971

Mrs. Zelma Davis Skaggs, 72, of Martha, died Sunday night in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Born October 8, 1888, at Albany, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Hannah Davis. Her husband, Lonnie C. Skaggs preceded her in death in 1965. She was a retied Lawrence County school teacher, member of the Blaine Homemakers Club, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Albany. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Sturgill officiating. Burial will be in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Wolfe of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Craig Francisco of Waynesville, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Clora Lutrell and Mrs. Adele Barnes, both of Albany; a brother, Fred Davis of Albany and four grandchildren. The body is at the funeral Home where friends may call. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Cancer Society. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

SMITH, Erie (Lakin)

1893-1971

Mrs. Erie Lakin Smith, 78, of Prichard, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial will be in East Ashland Memorial Gardens at Ashland, KY. Born January 2, 1893, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Farmer Lakin. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, she was the widow of Charles Smith, who died in 1970. Survivors include a son, Homer Smith of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. James Gilkerson, of Prichard and Miss Pauline Smith of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. Walter Michael of Prichard, route 1, two brothers, James Lakin and Dr. B. R. Lakin, both of Fort Gay, route 1, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Her son, Paul Smith, preceded her in death in 1969. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1971

 

SMITH, Shirley (Waller)

1896-1971

Mrs. Shirley Smith, 75, of Fort Gay, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of several years. Born January 7, 1896, in Naugatuck, WV, she was a daughter of the late George and Sarah Blair Waller. Her husband, Ed Smith, preceded her in death in 1965. She has been a member of the Fort Gay United Baptist Church for 45 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. James Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack Leverton of Allen Park, MI, Mrs. Marcus Earp of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Don Bartram of Louisa; a son, Edward C. Smith of Florence, SC, a step son, Cloyce Smith of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. Verley Bryant of Bluefield, WV; a half sister, Mrs. Carl Hutzfeldt of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Bill Waller of Lavalette, WV; two half brothers, Paul and Charles Elswick, both of Norfolk, VA; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1971

 

SPILLMAN, Mary Ellen (Diamond)

1896-1971

Mrs. Mary Ellen Spillman, 74, route 1, Webbville, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, at her residence following an extended illness. Born April 16, 1896, at route 3, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Haley Rowe Diamond. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the residence with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in the Spillman Cemetery at route 1, Webbville. Surviving are her husband, John W. Spillman, three daughters, Mrs. George Adkins of Route 1, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Arnold Evans of Worthington, OH, and Mrs. Walter Parsons of route 1 Webbville; seven sons, James C. Spillman, of route 1, Webbville, Roscoe Spillman, Star Route, Louisa, George Spillman, route 4, Louisa, Ottis Spillman, route 1, Webbville, Luther H. Spillman, Plain City, OH, and Watt Spillman, route 1 Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Haley Barnett of Huntington, three brothers, Dewey Diamond of route 3, Louisa, Johnnie Diamond of Louisa, and Herbert Diamond of Kenova; 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1971

 

TRIPLETT, Andy

 1902-1971

Andy Triplett, 69, of Fallsburg, died Friday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born February 2, 1902, in North Carolina, he was a son of the late Julius and Ella Watson Triplett. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Monday from the Friendship Church on route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Chester Salyers, officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery there. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rebecca Marcum Triplett; five daughters, Mrs. James Adams, Mrs. Clifford Kitchen, and Mrs. Loren Russell, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Jay Cochran and Miss Eloise Triplett, both of Louisa; five sons, Turner Triplett, Grovesport, OH, Arovel Triplett and Walter Triplett, both of Columbus, and Oscar Triplett and Phillip Triplett, both of Louisa and 19 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1971

 

TRIPLETT, Elmer

1911-1971

Elmer G. Triplett, 59, of route 1, Webbville, died at the residence of his sisters, Mrs. Harrison Large, Webbville, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, following an apparent heart attack. Born December 5, 1911, at Webbville, he was a son of the late Daniel and Permelia Holbrook Triplett. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Rube Adams Cemetery, Webbville. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Delbert Mosley, Jr. of Williamsport, OH, Mrs. Marvin Whitt of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dale Hill of Genoa, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Harrison Large of Webbville, Mrs. Bertha Young of Wellston, OH, and Mrs. Martha Bentley of Vanceburg, KY; three brothers, Johnnie, Watson and Lovis Triplett, all of Webbville; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1971

 

VINSON, Ray

1908-1971

Ray Vinson, 62, of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday in a Pittsburgh hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. An employee of Pittsburg Steel Co., at Monessen, PA, for 25 years, Mr. Vinson was born June 15, 1908, a son of the late Frank M. and Zea Reynolds Vinson. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Rudez of Clarion, PA, a son, Francis R. Vinson of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell and Mrs. Brookie Hatcher of Louisa and a brother, Forrest Vinson of St. Albans, WV. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1971

 

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DIAMOND, Mary E.

1965-1971

Miss Mary E. Diamond, 5 year old daughter of Felix and Pansy Isaac Diamond of route 1, Catlettsburg, died at the residence at 4 p.m. Saturday following a brief illness. Born May 30, 1965, in Louisa, she is survived, in addition to the parents, by the maternal grandfather, Mart Isaac of route 2, Fort Gay and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Diamond of route 3, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Midway Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Joe Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1971

 

DIXON, George

1882-1971

George Dixon, 88, route 1, Louisa, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, at this residence following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1882, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James Butler and Mary Alice Dixon. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Scarberry Dixon, preceded him in death in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clover Ward of Mt. Sterling, OH, three sons, James, Ray and Russell Dixon, all of route 1, Louisa, three brothers, Ernest Dixon, in West Virginia, Rufus Dixon, in Virginia,  and Lonnie Dixon of Johnson County, 28 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1971

 

HINKLE, Ethel (Ward)

1889-1971

Mrs. Ethel W. Hinkle, 81, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Richardson (KY) United Methodist Church of which she was a member, with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Pat McDovell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired merchant and businesswoman, she was born August 15, 1889, at Paintsville, KY, a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Preston Ward. She was a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, R. D. Hinkle, Jr., died in 1944. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Childers and Mrs. O. G. Sparks of Louisville, KY and Mrs. Charlotte Johnson of Richardson; a son, Lafe B. Hinkle of Richardson; a sister, Mrs. Lewis Clifton of Wayne, PA; a brother, George S. Ward of Williamson; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence and was removed to the church to lie in state one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1971

 

HUGHES, Sylvania Francis (Walsh)

1894-1971

Mrs. Sylvania Francis Walsh Hughes, born February 22, 1894, in Magoffin County, died March 9, 1071, in Riverview Hospital, Louisa, after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Pete and Nana Bell Allen Walsh. Her husband, Charley B. Hughes, preceded her in death August 28, 1952. She was the mother of 12 children, of which five preceded her in death. She has four daughters, Mrs. J. T. Chaffin, Webbville, KY, with whom she made he rhome for the past seven years, Mrs. Hubert Bays, also of Webbville, Mrs. Paul Thompson, Oberlin, OH, and Mrs. Robert Akers, Columbus, OH, three sons, Virgil Hughes, Webbville, William W. Hughes, Columbus, Oscar J. Hughes, Hamilton, OH; one sisters, Mrs. Maud Edmonson, Ashland, KY; one brother, J. T. Wash, Kitts Hill, OH; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Gallie Isaac in charge. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1971

 

LARGE, Benjamin Harrison

1889-1971

Benjamin Harrison Large, 82, of Webbville, died Tuesday, February 23, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Webbville, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Luther Parker officiating. Burial was in Large Cemetery there. Born January 13, 1889, at Webbville, he was a son of the late M. V. and Elizabeth McKinney Large. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ella Triplett Large a daughter, Mrs. Claude Wellman of Ashland, KY, two sons, Leonard Large of Webbville and Lealon Large of Waco, TX; four half-sisters, Mrs. Erie Sturgill of Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Hester May of Blaine, KY, Mrs. Belva May of Webbville and Mrs. Peggy Adams of Kenova, WV; and six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The Malone Funeral Home at Grayson, KY was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1971

 

MCCALLISTER, James B.

1914-1971

James B. McCallister, 56, of 86 Central Drive, Charles, MO, formerly of Van Lear, KY, died Saturday February 27, at St. Charles Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 2, at Collier Funeral Home in St. Charles. He was born December 2, 1914, at Van Lear, son of Emma McCallister York, Louisa, and the late James W. McCallister. Survivors include the mother, his widow, Lois M. Conry McCallister, two sons, James D. McCallister of Attica, MD and Ronald McCallister of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Arlie McCallister of Cincinnati, OH and Dudley McCallister of Naugatuck, WV, step father, Julius York, Louisa, and ? grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1971

 

MOORE, Ben

1889-1971

Ben Moore, 81, of 317 West 16th Street, Huntington, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Born June 20, 1889, at Clifford, he was a son of the late William C. and Sarah Prichard Moore. He was a retired stonemason. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, with the Rev. Steve Adkins officiating. Burial will be in East Ashland, (KY) Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Bell Dotson Moore, three sons, Clarence Moore of El Centro, CA, Russell Moore of Willows, CA, and Glen Moore of Spring Grove, PA, a daughter, Mrs. Lennie Willis of Kitts Hill, OH; three stepsons, Clifton Dotson, of Middlesboro and Curtis and James Dotson, both of Huntington; a step daughter, Mrs. Doris Burns of Huntington; four half brothers, Clint Moore of Radford, VA, Rufus Moore of Kenova, Elva Elliott of Cleveland, and Roma Elliott of Huntington, seven half sisters, Mrs. Ellie Elliott and Mrs. Myrtle Herald, both of Huntington, Mrs. Rebecca Saxton of Hollywood, CA, Mrs. Una Barker of Ceredo, Mrs. Violet Hager of Kenova, Mrs. Colleen Hill of Indianapolis and Delpha Lusher of Wayne, WV and 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1971

 

PEMBERTON, James Douglas

1889-1971

James Douglas Pemberton, 81, of Route 1 Fort Gay, died Monday, March 8, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Born July 20, 1889, he was a son of the late John and Nancy James Pemberton. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survvivors include the widow, Mrs. Amy Varney Pemberton; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Little of Defiance, OH, Mrs. William Lee of Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. Aaron Robinson of Cincinnati, OH; and seven sons, Woodrow Pemberton of Cleveland, OH, Whitely Pemberton of North Platte, NB, Jay Pemberton of Inez, KY, John C. Pemberton of Deviance, Okey Pemberton of Hartford, CT, Julius Pemberton of Sebring, FL and Watson Pemberton of Miami, FL. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1971

 

RICE, George

1900-1971

George Rice, 70, of Jerial, KY died Wednesday, March 3, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Willard Missionary Baptist Church of which he was a member  with the Rev. Ronnie Graves and the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Jerial. Born September 8, 1900, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Eastham Rice, and was a retired miner. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Freida Fausson Rice; two sons, Bill Rice of Columbus, OH, and Harold Rice of Greenup, KY, two sisters, Mrs. W. K. Queen of Westwood, KY and Mrs. E. E. Taylor of Coalton, KY; a brother, Nollie Rice of Ashland and two grandchildren. The Malone Funeral Home at Grayson was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1971

 

SMITH, Stella Mae

1889-1971

Mrs. Stella Mae Smith, 82, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Thursday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. James Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born March 3, 1889, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Haney. Survivors include the husband, Lando Smith, four daughters, Mrs. Frances Hewlett of Fort Gay, Mrs. Grace Carroll of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Opal Rorrick of Bucyrus, OH, and Mrs. Lucy Geltz of Algonac, MI; three sons, Roy Smith of New Philadelphia, OH, Ira Smith of Columbus, and Chester Smith of Fort Gay; a brother, Abe Haney of Inez, KY, and 31 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1971

 

 

WILEY, Alice (Daniel)

1900-1971

Mrs. Alice Lyon Wiley, 70, of Urbana, OH, formerly of Lowmansville, KY was buried in the family cemetery at Lowmansville following funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church with the Revs. Florida Lyon and Ervin Preston officiating. Born November 29, 1900, she was a daughter of the late Scott and Minerva Musick Daniels. She is survived by two sons, James A. Lyon of Urbana and Homer Lyon of Ulysses, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Murray and Mrs. flora Castle, both of Urbana; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Ratcliff of Varney's Creek, KY and Mrs. Richard VanHoose of Tutor Key, KY; and a brother, Ross Daniel of Lowmansville; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1971

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ADAMS, James

1881-1971

James Adams, 89, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, March 31, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born December 18, 1881, he was a son of the late Asbury and Sylvania B. Adams. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucinda Berry Adams; two daughters, Mrs. Arville Holbrook of route 1, Louisa, and Miss Inez Adams, at home; two sons, Okie Adams, at home and Willard Adams, of Waco, TX, a sister, Mrs. Pearl Adams of Kingston, OH; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

BOGGS, Rhoda (Phipps)

1892-1971

Rhoda Boggs, 78, of Webbville, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born March 28, 1892, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late Newton and Jane Griffith Phipps. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Cherokee. Surviving are her husband, Stephen Boggs; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Young of Columbus; three sons, Virgil Boggs of Milton, WV, Russell Boggs, Webbville, and Garnett Boggs of Greenup; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Dry Fork Community Church, Webbville, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Webbville. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

CARTER, James F.

James F. Carter, 80, Greenup, KY, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Born March 28, 1891, in Louisa, he was a son of the late James Y. and Nebraska Marcum Carter. He was a retired farmer and worked in mines for 30 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Greenup Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Frank Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Qullen Cemetery at Load, KY. Surviving are five sons, Lovell, James, Jr., Bennett, Kenneth and Delmas Carter, all of Greenup, seven daughters, Mrs. Ada B. Preece of Inez, KY, Mrs. Opal Banks of Worthington, Mrs. Lula Bay Skaggs of Greenup, Mrs. June Meade of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ella Risner of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Frances Williams of Ashland, and Miss Geneva Carter of Greenup; a sister, Mrs. Frances Fisher of Sun City, AZ; 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the J. B. Wright Funeral Home, Greenup. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

CHAFFIN, Leo

1948-1971

Leon Chaffin, 22, of Webbville, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Community Church at Webbville with the Rev. Henry Adams and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Pekins Cemetery there. An employee of Logan Manufacturing Co., Louisa, he was born October 11, 1948, at Louisa, a son of Otto and Pearl Perkins Chaffin, Webbville. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louella Hardy Chaffin; a son, Michael Lee Chaffin, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Loretta Blevins, Webbville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

COPLEY, John

1889-1971

John Copley, 81, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, died Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. His wife, Minnie Bryan Copley, preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born November 28, 1889, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Holley Copley. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee, member of Greenhill 521 Masonic Lodge and the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charlene O'Daniel of Louisa, and Mrs. James Jennings (Ruth) of route 2, Catlettsburg; one son, John Roy Coley of Buchanan; three brothers, Ira Copley, Paintsville, KY, Ben Copley, Buchanan and Herman Copley, Rittman, OH; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where Masonic rites were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

CRABTREE, Orville

1908-1971

Orville Crabtree, 62, of Inez, KY, formerly of Wayne, WV died Saturday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne with the Rev. Grady Osborn officiating. Burial was in the Curnutte at Radnor, WV. Born October 2, 1908, at Fort Gay, he was a son of Georgia Copley Crabtree and the late Doc Crabtree. Survivors in addition to the mother include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Rice Crabtree. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

DEAN, Mellie (Newcomb)

1913-1971

Mrs. Mellie Dean, 57, formerly of the Fort Gay area, died Friday in a Chicago, IL hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. Born September 8, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Luetta Rowe Newcomb. Surviving are three sons, Charles, John and Benton Dean of Chicago; five sisters, Mrs. Clyde Dean, of Fort Gay, Mrs. Roy Trent of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Jay LeMaster of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Ray Borders of Hitchins, KY and Mrs. Lucille Wellman of Huntington, a brother, Frank Newcomb of Huntington, and 5 grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

DEBOARD, Louanna (Hayes)

1898-1971

Mrs. Louanna Deboard, 72, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday in a Columbus, OH hospital. Born October 19, 1898, she was a daughter of the late Zeal and Nancy Moore Hayes. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Spencer Church on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Clyde Ferrell of Columbus, and Rev. Cline Salyers of Paintsville, officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery near Louisa. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Roy Perry of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Henry Moore of route 1, Louisa, five sons, Clarence, Oscar, Everett, Isaac and James Deboard, all of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Dorse Miller of Phelps, KY, and a brother, Jay Hayes, of Phelps, 35 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

EVANS, A. Lundy

1895-1971

A. Lundy Evans, 76, of Old Orchard Drive, Ashland, who died Monday at 5 a.m. at his residence, was buried in Ashland Cemetery, following private services Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. John Sykes officiating. Born March 12, 1895, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late A. J. and Mary Catherine Gambill Evans. A member of the Baptist Church, he was a former manager of the shoe department at C. H. Parson Co. and a retired manager of the Jeff Newberry Shoe Co. in Huntington. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, Hilda Franz Evans, a sister, Mrs. Mona Holbrook of Ashland and a brother, A. B. Evans of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

EVANS, Justa

1915-1971

Justa Evans, 55, of Keaton, KY, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an apparent heart attack. Born July 26, 1915, at Keaton, he was a son of the late Warren and Rissie Kelly Evans. He was a member of the Christian United Enterprise Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter and oil field worker. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Juanita Franklin Evans, three brothers, Homer Evans, of Martha, Oscar Evans of Columbus, OH and Proctor Evans of Keaton, and two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Sparks of Grayson and Mrs. Goldie Skaggs of Keaton. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Pleasant Church with the Rev. John Pelphrey, Ruel Webb and Hager Kelly officiating. Burial was in Pt. Pleasant Cemetery. The body was a the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

HAGER, Martha B. (Stewart)

Mrs. Martha B. Hager, 84, of 325 Berkeley St., Charleston, WV formerly of Madison, died Sunday, March 21,  at Charleston General Hospital after a long illness. She was a Methodist. Survivors: sons, Lyle D. of Waynesboro, VA, Chester R. of Lake Worth, FL, Kyle L. of Charleston, E. W. of Oak Hill, WV; sister, Mrs. Obie Griffith of Webbville, KY, brothers, George F. Stewart of London, OH, Mack Stewart of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Simpson-Chandler Funeral Home with the Rev. Tally Hanna?? in charge. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. She was a daughter of the late Miles and Ellen Lyon Stewart, of Webbville. She, too, was born there. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

HANSHAW, Wanda J. (Pack)

1939-1971

Mrs. Wanda J. Hanshaw, 32, of Louisa, died Thursday, April 1, in a Huntington hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vernon Barker, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born August 10, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Acie and Eliza Marcum Pack. Survivors include the husband, Donald Hanshaw; four sisters, Mrs. James Crum and Miss Linda Pack of Louisa, Mrs. Robert Hamilton of Cannonsburg, KY and Mrs. Jessie Savage of Columbus, OH and seven brothers, Freelin, Ted, Glen and Melvin Pack, of Louisa, Ova and Arthur Pack of Columbus, and Harlan Pack of Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

HARDIN, Roe

1890-1971

Roe Hardin, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born August 7,m 1890, he was a son of the late Dock and Mary Nicholson Hardin. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lena Daniels Hardin; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Garbe of Allen Park, MI, and six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1971

 

JORDAN, General Schofield

1894-1971

General Schofield Jordan, 76, of Blaine, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Boggs, Rev. Reuben Moore and Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Born June 17, 1894, he was a son of the late Wallace and Genoa Chaffins Jordan. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Edna Chapman Jordan, a daughter, Miss Janie Jordan at home, six sons, Dean Jordan of Cardington, OH, Donald Jordan of Hamilton, OH, Billy and John Jordan of Springfield, OH, James Jordan of Los Angeles, Ca and Roger Jordan serving with the Army in Okinawa and 7 grandchildren and a brother, J. K, Jordan of Ashland. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, April 29, 1971

 

JORDAN, Teri Lynn

1971-1971

Teri Lynn Jordan, two month old daughter of William and Jerry Hickman Jordan of route 1, Fort Gay, died Friday at her home. Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the Lynch Cemetery near Fort Gay with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Also surviving is a sister, Carolyn Jordan; at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Jordan and Mrs. Shirley Adkins, all of the Fort Gay area. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

JUSTICE, George William

George William Justice, 64, passed away Thursday, April 1, at his home in Apopka, FL. A native of Louisa, he was a son of the late George and Mae Friend Justice. He was a highly skilled painter and refinishing contractor. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Orlando, FL. Interment was in Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mary; two sons, George T. Justice of Longwood, FL and Fred W. Justice, at home; four daughters, Mary Dean Justice, Martha Justice, Mrs. Jane White, all at home and Mrs. Carol Seay of Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Cosbey (Pat) Brown, Louisa, and Mrs. Ary Ferguson of Sanford, FL and 3 grandchildren. The deceased is a brother of the lat R. J. (Rip) Justice who passed away in 1968. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1971

 

MCHENRY, Huey M.

1935-1971

Funeral services for Huey M. McDavid, 35, of Grayson, route 2, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Willard, of which he was a member. Rev. Robert Waggoner officiated. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. Mr. McDavid, a boiler maker for Mitchell Power Plant near Moundsville, WV was killed Thursday in a 300 foot fall from a boiler stack he was repairing at Moundsville. A son of Mrs. Ada Kitchen McDavid of Willard and the late George McDavid, he was born December 11, 1935 at Beetle, KY. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Linda McDavid, a daughter, Melinda McDavid, at home, three sisters, Mrs. James Maley of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert Bowling and Mr. Jss Crumof Grayson and two brothers, Ronald and Patrick McDavid of Grayson Mrs. McDavid, the former Miss Linda Arrington, is a daughter of Mrs. Haskell Arrington of Webbville and the late Mr. Arrington. The Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

MEADE, Molly (Williams)

1883-1971

Mrs. Molly Meade, 88, of Louisa, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville, KY. Born March 6, 1883, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Rhoda Cooper Williams. Survivors include the husband, R. C. Meade, three daughters, Mrs. Paris Blankenship of Bellefonte, KY, Mrs. Lula Nelson, at home and Mrs. Proctor Fyffe of Staffordsville, three sons, Johnny and Eddie C. Meade of Louisa, and Daniel Meade of Adams, KY; a brother Tommy Williams of Oil Springs, KY; a sister, Mrs. Hoyt Osborne, of Ironton, OH and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1971

 

MEEK, William Roscoe

1894-1971

William Roscoe Meek, 76, River, KY, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born August 4, 1894, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late William B. and Linda Dutton Meek. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Smith of Didwell, OH, and Mrs. Cynthia Williamson of River. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Daniel Cemetery at River by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. The body was taken to the residence of a nephew, Saul Williamson of river, Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

MOORE, Paris

1885-1971

Paris Moore, 85, of Blaine, died Thursday, April 15, in a Louisa hospital. Born November 6, 1885, at Blaine, he was a son of the late John W. and Patsy Mullins Moore. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vicie Skaggs Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Boggs of Blaine and Mrs. Eddie West of Wakefield, OH; and two sons, George Moore of Ashland and Willis Moore of Belle Glade, FL. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m.  Sunday from the Church of God at Blaine with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery, Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

PRESLEY, Jack

1877-1971

Jack Presley, 93, Louisa, died Friday in a hospital here. Born August 2, 1877, he was a son of the late William and Martha Savage Presley. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Webb Chapel on route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Adkins Presley; two daughters, Mrs. Goldie Sprouse of Webbville and Mrs. Vina Winter of Chicago; six sons, George and Willie Presley, both of Ashland, Johnny Presley of Warren, OH, Hubert Presley of route 3, Louisa, Delbert Presley of Route 1, Webbville, and A. J. Presley of Lexington, KY, 27 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

ROSE, John Thomas

1892-1971

John Thomas Rose, 78, of Keaton, KY, died Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness. Born August 11, 1892, he was a son of the late Thomas and Polly Gamble Rose. He was a former employee of Ashland Oil, Inc, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church with the Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Hood Wallin officiating. Burial will be in the Rose-Mullins Cemetery there. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Skaggs Rose; a daughter, Mrs. Arvel DeLong of Louisa, two sons, Ishmael Rose of Lucasville, OH and Thomas Rose of Hilliard, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Esta Thompson of Blaine, and Mrs. Louzetta Skaggs of Hamilton, OH; a brother, Charles Rose of Keaton, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

ROWE, Gladys (Waddle)

1926-1971

Mrs. Gladys Rowe, 44, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery there. Born August 25, 1926, she was a daughter of Mrs. Ella Curtis Moore of New Carlisle, OH, and the late Burns Waddle. Survivors include the husband, Sollie Rowe; four daughters, Mrs. Keith Martindale of Lexington, KY, and Misses Doris, Phyllis and Eloise Rowe, all at home; two sons, James Rowe serving with the Army in Germany and William Rowe, at home; a sister, Mrs. Norman Harmon of Knoxville, TN and a brother, L. J. Waddle of New Carlisle. The body was taken to the home Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

SEE, Bernice

1879-1971

Mrs. Bernice See, 91, of Mansfield, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died Monday in a Mansfield hospital following an illness of 10 days. Born July 6, 1879, in Crum, WV, she was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Jerry M. See; three sons, Wallace, Howard and Jerry See, Jr., all of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Ferguson and Mrs. Effie Judd, both of Warren Cliffe, WV and Mrs. Pearl Adkins of Raceland, KY and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating at the See Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home who was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

SIMPSON, Wilburn

1897-1971

Wilburn Simpson, 73, of Rockingham, NC, died Wednesday, April 7, in Rockingham. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Christ Temple Church at Russell, KY by the Elder Glen Gillette. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery near Louisa, KY. Born September 28, 1897 in West Virginia, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Simpson. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Wilburn Simpson, Jr., of Rockingham and Jimmy Simpson of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Miss Clare Simpson and Mrs. Delphia Watkins, both of Detroit; a brother, Luke Simpson of East Liverpool, OH; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Davis of Dayton, OH and 10 grandchildren. The body was at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

SMITH, Hattie Bell (Lawson)

1917-1971

Mrs. Hattie Bell Smith, 63, of route 1, Webbville, died Friday morning at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Brammer Gap United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Lawson Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Born November 16, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Martha Gilliam Lawson. Survivors include the husband, Ed Smith; two sons, Javan Smith of Detroit, and Lawson Smith of Louisville, KY, a sister, Mrs. Ruby Byrd of Corona, CA; a brother, William Lawson of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1971

 

SMITH, Thomas Nelson

1895-1971

Thomas Nelson Smith, 76, of Blaine, KY, died Saturday in a Louisville, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Christian Union Church at Keaton. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Martha, KY. Born February 8, 1895, he was a son of the late Frank and Laura Collier Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Quanitia Ferguson of Martha; two sons, Proctor Smith of Blaine and Raymond Smith of Mazie, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Dovie Hill of Toledo, OH and Mrs. Samantha Tryon of Middletown, OH; 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

SPARKS, Kenneth W.

1898-1971

Kenneth W. Sparks, 73, of Ashland, who died Sunday, April 11, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness, was buried in Dixon Cemetery, Westwood, KY, following funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, from the Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, with the Rev. William Dummitt officiating. Born March 3, 1898, in Webbville, he was a son of the late Elliott Thompson Sparks. A resident of Ashland for three years, he was a retired brakeman for the C & O Railway Co., and a member of Willard Lodge No. 626, F & AM, a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen 494, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Essie Fraley, of Morehead, Mrs. Clara Wright of Logan, OH, and Mrs. Hazel Webb of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews in the Ashland area. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1971

 

WALTON, Roy F.

1945-1971

A Lawrence County man, Roy F. Walton, 25, of Louisa, was killed Friday in a hotel fire at Deep River, Ontario, Canada. He was an employee of Sperry Rail Service at Danbury, CT and was in Canada on an assignment. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First United Methodist Church, Louisa, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Alton Brown, Rev. Freeman Justice and Rev. Leonard Patrick officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites. Mr. Walton was born November 10, 1945, at Louisa, and was a son of Mrs. Opal Cyrus Walton of Louisa and the late H. D. Walton. He was a Vietnam veteran and a graduate of Louisa High School and Eastern Kentucky University. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Betty Shannon of Dayton, OH; four brothers, Joe Walton of Cleveland, OH, Jimmy Walton of Johnstown, OH, Gene Walton of Miami, FL and Eddie Walton of Louisa, three half sisters, Mrs. Mildred Koch of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Alice Cyrus of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Ruth Stewart of Panama City, Panama. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

WARD, Roy H.

1903-1971

Roy H. Ward, 67, of Louisa,  route 4, died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Yatesville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Crank Cemetery near Louisa. He was born July 22, 1903, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Robert and Martha Spence Ward. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Spurlock of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Joan Diamond of Xenia, OH; two sons, Ralph Ward of Chester, WV and Larry Ward of New Carlisle, OH; two brothers, Russell Ward in Kansas and Herbert Ward in Florida, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Stratton of Huntington and 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1971

 

WEBB, Mary (Kitts)

1917-1971

Mrs. Mary Webb, 54, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday April 7, in a Mansfield hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Kitts Cemetery on Paddle Creek near Fort Gay. She was born February 18, 1917 at Fort Gay. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gary Smith of Mansfield, three sisters, Mrs. Linset Robertson of fort Gay, Mrs. Garnett Stack of Ocala, FL and Mrs. Julia Potter of Huntington, five brothers, Arthur, Wayne, and Chester Kitts of Fort Gay and Harvey Kitts and Hence Kitts, of Mansfield, and a granddaughter, Miss Leigh Ann Smith of Mansfield. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

 

WRIGHT, Rosa Alice (Browning)

1890-1971

Mrs. Rosa Alice Browning Wright, 80, Star Route, Louisa, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Born July 2, 1890, in Fallsburg, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Alice Dyer Browning. Her husband, Tivis Wright, preceded her in death in 1961. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Henry Patton and Mrs. Elmo Webb, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ezel Liming of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Charles Webb of Dayton, OH, three sons, Paul Wright of Orient,OH, Bill Wright of Dayton, and Lewis Wright of Ashland, a brother, George Browning in West Virginia, 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1971

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BRADLEY, Millard F.

1886-1971

Millard F. Bradley, 84, of Route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 4, at the home of a son, Milton Bradley of route 1, Ashland, KY. Funeral services for the retired farmer were conduced at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Hutchinson Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. He was born in Lawrence County, June 6, 1886, a son of the late John Wesley and Mary Hale Bradley, and was a member of the Midway Church. His wife, Mrs. Virgie Layne Bradley, died in 1945. Other survivors include two additional sons, Ronald Bradley of Louisa, Star Route, and Morton (Bump) Bradley of route 3, Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Bess B. Quillen of Ashland, a brother, Milton Bradley of route 1, Ashland and 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1971

 

COPLEY, Harmon

1878-1971

Harmon Copley, 93, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Webb Community Church of God with the Rev. Frank Meddings officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webb. Born May 3, 1878, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Copley. His wife, Wilda Porter Copley, died in 1918. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maudie Waller and Mrs. Lawrence Chaffins of Fort Gay; four sons, Arvel Copley of Fort Gay, Herbert Copley of Williamson, Walter Copley of Davin and Floyd Copley of Davy, WV; a brother, W. R. Copley of Xenia, OH; and 41 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1971

 

DOLOMONT, Aloysus Owen

1904-1971

Aloysus Owen Dolomont, 67, 820 Camden Road, Huntington, WV, who died Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in a Huntington hospital, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery here following services Thursday at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherman McDown and the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Born May 5, 1904, in Canada, he was a son of the late Bernard and Martha Rose Dolomont. He was employed for 23 years by the Norfolk and Western Railway, and was a retired superintendent of U. S. Steel Corp. at Lorain, OH. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Tina Hall Dolomont; two daughters, Mrs. E. O. Cook of Pittsburg, PA, and Mrs. J.W. Carroll of Williamston, NC and 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

FRALEY, John

1937-1971

John Fraley, 33, of Hillsboro, OH, formerly of Louisa, who died Thursday, May 13, in a Springfield, OH hospital after an automobile accident, was buried in Fraley Cemetery after services Monday at 2 p.m. at Mary Emily Church near here. Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. officiated. A native of Lawrence County, he was born July 26, 1937, a son of Connie Fraley of Urbana, OH and the late Mahalda Cox Fraley. He was an automobile body repairman. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sandy Hunt Fraley; a son, John Fraley, and two daughters, Connie Sue and Barbara Fraley, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bradley Thompson of Cordell, KY, and Mrs. Richard T. Brown and Mrs. Johnny Hams of Urbana, and six brothers, Robert Lee, Don, Estill, Herbert Ray and Joe Fraley, all of Urbana and Raymond Fraley of Wheeling, WV. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1971

 

FRAZIER, Luther L.

1888-1971

Luther L. Frazier, 82, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church at Fort Gay, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. His wife, Lucy Hufford Frazier, preceded him in death in 1965. Born November 30, 1888, he was a son of the late James and Virginia Ferguson Frazier. He was a former Wayne County school teacher. Survivors include the five sisters, Mrs. Leota Frasher of Kenova, Mrs. Nora Peters of Huntington, Mrs. W. D. Michael and Misses Fanny and Anna Frazier of Fort Gay; a brother, Elmer Frazier of Fort Gay; and a sister in law, Mrs.  J. P. Heninger of Chesapeake, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1971

 

HAMILTON, Benjamin F.

1886-1971

Benjamin F. Hamilton, 85, a retired Louisa merchant, died Thursday, May 20, in the Louisa General Hospital. He was stricken at his home on Main Street and was rushed to the hospital where he died four hours after arrival of a cerebral hemorrhage. His funeral was held Sunday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Services were conducted by the Rv. Lowell Langefeld, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Miller presented the music. The men's Bible class of the Louisa United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were his grandsons, great grandsons and a nephew, respectively: William H. Jackson, Don Hamilton, John A. White, Mark Hamilton, Tracy Hamilton, Rurie O. Smith. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 27, 1886, at Silver Hill, KY, he was the seventh son of Wallace Buchanan and Louisa Kennard Hamilton. The major portion of his life was spent in the grocery business beginning at Jenkins, KY in 1907 and on to Catlettsburg, KY. He managed the A & P Store in Ashland, KY from 1921 to 1932. From 1932 to 1936, he was manager of the Kroger Store in Olive Hill, KY He was transferred to Louisa and managed the Kroger store here from 1936 to 1948. From 1948 to 1955, he owned and operated a grocery on Court Street. After selling his store, he opened a vegetable market on Madison Street from which he retired in 1968. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and an active member of the Men's Bible class. Survivors include the widow, Versie Cantrell Hamilton, a son, Ray Hamilton of Dayton, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth H. Jackson and Mrs. Herbert H. White of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Pelphrey and Mrs. Raney Hamilton of Pikeville, two brothers,  Clinton Hamilton of Ashland and Elmer Hamilton of Pikeville and nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1971

 

JARRELL, Paul Everett

1912-1971

Paul Everett Jarrell, 58, of Mansfield, OH, a former resident of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, May 14. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Bartram Chapel near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Olin Kearns and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery near there. Mr. Jarrell was born December 25, 1912 in Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Wayne and Rebecca White Jarrell. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was an employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Sarah Endicott of Glenhayes, Miss Nennie Jarrell and Mrs. Larry L. Thompson, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Tinnie Swann of Jeromeville, OH and Mrs. Lucinda Aumund of Mansfield, OH and a brother, E. B. Jarrell of Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1971

 

KEYSER, Laura (Ratcliff)

1893-1971

Mrs. Laura Keyser, 77, of Fort Gay, WV died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born September 15, 1893, at Dunlow, WV, she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Sarah Sanders Ratcliff. Her husband, Thad Keyser, preceded her in death in 1958. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Minnie Roy of Branchland, WV and a brother, Fred Ratcliff of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Roberts Chapel at Fort Gay with the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Bill Preston Cemetery at Dunlow. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

MCDOWELL, Joe

Mrs. James Adams has received word of the passing of her nephew, Mr. Joe McDowell, Tuesday, May 4, in Salisbury, NC. A native Louisan, he had been in failing health for some time, however, his passing was sudden and unexpected. The 62 years old man was a civil engineer for the Duke Power Company in Salisbury; serving as superintendent of the Power house. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Adams, include the widow, two children and three brothers. Details of the funeral had not been received by Mrs. Adams at press time. Funeral and interment was in Salisbury. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1971

 

MILLER, Mabel Irene (Rice)

1937-1971

Mrs. Mabel Irene Miller, 33, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Richardson Chapel with the Rev. William Teems, Rev. Willie Meade and Rev. Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Born July 23, 1937, at Olive Hill, KY, she was a daughter of George Roy Rice of Russell, KY and Mrs. Myrtle France Rice of Route 2, Louisa. Other survivors include her husband, James H. Miller; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Collins of route 2, Louisa and Miss Debra Darlene Miller, at home; two sisters Mrs. James Arthur of Huntington and Mrs. Georgetta Grantham of Russell and two brothers, George R. Rice of Flatwoods, KY and Herbert C. Rice of route 2, Louisa. The body was taken to the home of a brother, Herbert C. Rice on route 2, from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1971

 

MOORE, Isaac

1898-1971

Funeral services for Isaac Moore, 72, Louisa, who died Thursday night following an illness of three months, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Christian Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Lee Snyder and Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born October 8, 1898, at Cordell, a son of the late Asbury and Rhoda Jordan Moore. Surviving are a nephew, William S. Moore, of Columbus, OH. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

PHILLIPS, Herbert

1902-1971

Rev. Herbert Phillips, 69, of Martha, died Wednesday, May 12, at his home after an extended illness of cancer. He was a pastor of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, a farmer and a retired pipefitter. He had been an ordained minister since 1937. Born March 1,1902, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late George W. and Lydia Hay Phillips. Survivors include his widow, Eula Phillips of Martha; two daughters, Loretta Sparks and Orella Lyon, both of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Jim Cecil Phillips of Martha, Noah and Ambrose Phillips of Plain City, OH; five sisters, Pearlie Hay of Martha, Maulie Boggs of Louisa, Emily Bohlen and Zella Skaggs of Plain City and Hattie Wheeler of Marysville, OH and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elizabeth Church with the Revs. Emmett Barker, Ellis Hamilton and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha under the direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1971

 

ROBERTS, Robert Harrison

1925-1971

Robert Harrison Roberts, 45, of Route 1, Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, April 27, in a Chillicothe, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Bellomy Chapel Church with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery at Prichard route 1. Born May 24, 1925, he was a son of the late Calvin and Susie Parks Roberts. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. German White of Huntington, Mrs. Robert Lively of Barberton, OH, and Mrs. Howard Sames of Santa Monica, CA, and six brothers, Floyd, Lewis and William Roberts of Prichard, route 1, Percy Roberts of Kenova, Logan Roberts, of Proctorville, OH and Edward Roberts of Barberton. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by the Louisa Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which he was a member. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

SKAGGS, Virgil

1900-1971

Dr. Virgil Skaggs, Kenwood, a prominent doctor in Greenup County for many years and one of the organizers of the development of Greenbo Lake died at 7:01 Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Dr. Skaggs, who was 71, began practice in Russell in December 1935, and since that time has delivered babies in both home and hospitals (including two generations of some families) as well as providing general practice. He went to Russell after practicing in Fleming with his first cousin Dr. H. R. Skaggs between 1931 and 1935. He graduated from the University of Louisville College of Medicine in 1930, after receiving a bachelor of arts degree fro University of Kentucky in 1926. He began practice following his graduation in rural Lawrence County where he traveled by horseback to remote areas providing treatment and obstetrical care in homes. Following his graduation from high school and prior to entrance at UK, he taught 6 grades in a one-room school in rural Lawrence county, where he was born, at Terryville, January 11, 1900. He was the only child of the late Lewis Henderson and Laura Belle Sparks Skaggs. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bertha M. Abell Skaggs; two daughters, Miss Phyllis Joan Skaggs of Russell and Frankfort and Mrs. W. V. Butler of Albuquerque, NM and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Carman Funeral Home in Russell by the Rev. Theodore A. Keller.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

STEPP, John C.

1897-1971

John C. Stepp, 74, of Louisa, who died Tuesday, April 27, at 12:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital, was buried in Stepp family cemetery following services Thursday at 2 p.m. from the United Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Cassidy officiating. Born March 17, 1897, in Martin County, he was a son of the late James and Margaret Davis Stepp. He was a retired farmer and member of the Bethel United Baptist Church, Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maxine Woods Stepp, a son, Gallie Stepp of Tampa, FL; seven daughters, Mrs. Winnie Crum of Holden, Mrs. Vivian Slone of Inez, Mrs. Evelyn Deckard of Hollywood, FL, Mrs. Martha J. Burger of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Golda Elmonds of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Peggy Walker of Miami, FL and 43 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Ernest Slone form the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez and removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Edmond J.

1911-1971

Edmond J. Thompson, 60, of Flat Rock, MI, formerly of route 2 Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Flat Rock hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Lower Greenbrier Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John T. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on Joels Branch. Born February 23, 1911, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Finley B. and Sadie Biggs Thompson. Survivors include six sons, Clifton Thompson of North Ridgeville, OH, Bobby Thompson of Baton Rouge, LA, George Thompson of Wayne, Lowell Thompson of Lakewood, OH, Roger Thompson of Albany, GA, and Larry Thompson of Fort Gay; a daughter, Mrs. Winna Richardson of Rockwood, MI; four brothers, Vernon Thompson of Genoa, Fred Thompson of Toledo, Alfred Thompson of Detroit, MI, and Lindsay Thompson of Sandusky, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Clay of Fort Gay, Mrs. Zora Jones of Rockwood, Mrs. Emily Webb of Huntington, and Mrs. Helen Hayton of Detroit, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1971

 

VANHORN, Brigham

1896-1971

Brigham VanHorn, 75, of route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, May 12 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Myrtle Chapel near Louisa with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. A retired employee of Preston Oil Co., he was born May 10, 1896. a son of the late John and Molly Cordle VanHorn. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Muncy VanHorn; eight daughters, Mrs. Leonard Davis of Stillwell, OK, Mrs. Richard Hines of Ft. Belvoir, VA, Mrs. Hoover Hall and Mrs. Bill McLean of Portsmouth, VA, Mrs. Wilbur Johnson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Harvey Carter of South Point, OH, Mrs. Darrell Fosson of Ashland, KY and Miss Jane VanHorn of Columbus; six sons, George VanHorn of Grove City, OH, Enious and Tony VanHorn, at home, Ralph VanHorn of Louisa, Bill VanHorn of Columbus, Benny VanHorn of Bradner, OH and 28 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1971

 

VINSON, Milton Jamison

1877-1971

Milton Jamison Vinson, 93, of Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home, with the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Born July 20, 1877, he was a son of the late Winfield and Florence Damron Vinson. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Florence Rankins and Miss Roberta Vinson, both of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Wade Cline of Las Vegas, NV, and Mrs. Vesta Bond of San Francisco, CA and two sons, Winfield Vinson of Branchland, WV and Bill Vinson of Elyria, OH and several grand and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1971

 

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CAINES, Mamie Martin (Sullivan)

Mrs. Mamie Martin Caines, of 128 East Third St., Mansfield, OH, wife of Walter Cecil Caines, died Saturday morning, June 5, in the Mansfield General Hospital, following an illness of several months. She was born in Louisa and moved to Mansfield in 1924. Mrs. Caines was an R.N. having served first in King's Daughters' Hospital, Frankfort, KY, then at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY. Surviving besides her husband, are one son, W. Sullivan Caines, of Mansfield, 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; one brother, C.M. Sullivan of Pikeville, KY; one sister, Mrs. Chattie Sullivan Hagerman of Mansfield, one sister in law, Mrs. Willie Caines Branham of Honshell Hill, Catlettsburg and many relatives in the Louisa and Tri-state area. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8, at the Wappner Funeral Home, Mansfield, by the Rev. Robert A. Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Burial was in a Mansfield cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Will and Ella Frazier Sullivan, both natives and resident of Louisa. Mrs. Caines and her husband, Walter, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 8th. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1971

 

 

CASTLE, Fred

1888-1971

Fred Castle, 83, of Route 3, Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Rev. Arlie Blackburn and Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born May 23, 1888, he was a son of the late Dean and Francis Fitch Castle. He was a retired fireman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., and was a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 AF & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Virgie Hanners Castle; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Thompson of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Moore of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Carmie Hayes of Louisa; four sons, Edford Castle of Urbana, OH, Elwood Castle of Buchanan, KY, Freddie and H. D. Castle of route 1, Louisa; two half sisters, Mrs. Carnalee Borders and Mrs. Goldie Slone of Columbus; and 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence and removed to the church to lie in state. Masonic graveside rites were held. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1971

 

CHAFFIN, Columbus

1902-1971

Columbus (Lum) Chaffin, 69, of route 1, Webbville, who died Tuesday at 8 a.m. at his home after a long illness, will be buried in Plum Grove Cemetery in Greenup County following services at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the First Macedonia Church with the Rev. George Travis and the Rev. Chester Salyers officiating. Born March 19, 1902, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Noah and Millie Adams Chaffin. He was a farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carrie Bates Chaffin; one son, Fred Chaffin of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mrs. Bill Church of Ashland, four brothers, Lindsey Chaffin of Catlettsburg and Phillip, Luther and Stanley Chaffin, of Louisa, seven sisters, Miss Pearl Chaffin, and Miss Eliza Chaffin of Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Chaffin of East Liverpool, OH, Mrs. Hazel May of Cincinnati, Mrs. Nola Lawson and Miss Cora Chaffin of Dayton, OH and six grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

CHEEK, Joseph Kinner

1886-1971

Joseph Kinner Cheek, 84, of West Liberty, OH, died at Mercy Hospital, Urbana, OH Tuesday evening at 11:40 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cheek was born November 10, 1886, at Salyersville, KY, a son of the late Isaac and Margaret Carr Cheek. He was a retired employee of the Johnson Manufacturing Company and a member of the Gallup, KY Methodist Church. His wife, Daisy McClure Cheek, preceded him in death in 1962. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Sparks of West Liberty, OH; one grandson, Eddie Sparks of Columbus, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Margie Birchet, Columbus and Mrs. Bessie Weaver, West Jefferson, OH. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

COX, Sarah Alice (Jones)

1899-1971

Mrs. Sarah Alice Cox, 72, of Ulysses, KY died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Borders Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Jake Bates Cemetery at Salisbury, KY. Born January 22, 1899, in Ashland, KY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Newton and Eliza Ellen Cazad Jones. Her husband, Harry Cox, died in 1958. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elias George, Jr.. of Lubbock, TX and Mrs. Jake Bates of Printer, KY; two sons, Manley F. Cox of Middletown, OH, and Luther A. Cox of Ulysses and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

GRIFFITH, Mary (Cordle)

1887-1971

Mrs. Mary Griffith, 83, of Louisa, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. born November 24, 1887, at Ulysses, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Martha Lemaster Cordle. She had been a member of the Free will Baptist Church for 30 years. Her husband, Ruben Griffith, preceded her in death in 1929. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mason Stone of Kenton, OH and Mrs. Cora Stevens of Louisa; three sons, Ruben Griffith of Lima, OH, John Griffith of route 3, Louisa, and Herbert Griffith of Franklin, OH; a sister, Mrs. Tora Johnson of Ulysses, 26 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1971

 

JARRELL, Nennie

1916-1971

Mrs. Nennie Jarrell, 55, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Fort Gay. Born February 25, 1916, at Glenhayes, WV, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Rebecca Whitt Jarrell. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ervin Adkins of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Eugene Wright of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Charles R. Wright of route 2, Fort Gay, four sons, Orville Jarrell of Chicago, IL, Obie Jarrell and William Ray Jarrell both of Mansfield, OH, and Allen Jarrell of route 2, Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Endicott of Glenhayes, Mrs. Laura Belle Thompson of route 2, fort Gay, Mrs. Tennie Swan of Jeromesville, OH and Mrs. Lucinda Aumund of Mansfield; a brother, E. B. Jarrell of Fort Gay and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1971

 

KOELLING, Bessie Lee (Wheeler)

1907-1971

Mrs. Bessie Lee Koelling, 63, of 771 Yearling Road, Columbus, OH, a former resident of Martha, KY died Saturday at 2 a.m. in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, by Elder Everett Slone. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Born November 24, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of Mrs. Cora Lee Coffee Wheeler, of Ashland,  and the late A. M. Wheeler. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Blaine and had been a resident of Columbus for 26 years. Surviving in addition to the mother is the husband, William T. Koelling; a son, William Lee McKinster of Columbus, two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Anderson and Mrs. Dorothy Finch, both of Columbus, a brother, Herman L. Wheeler of Ashland; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Barnette, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. T. A. Rice of Kenworth, Mrs. Borge Rosing of Huntington and Mrs. Darrell Thompson and Mrs. Fred Ward, both of Ashland; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1971

 

LAWRENCE, Tena (Stansberry)

1893-1971

Mrs. Tena Lawrence, 78 a well known Louisa resident, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Lawrence was an active member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Christian Woman's Fellowship. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Lee Snyder, her church pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Lawrence. A daughter of the late Daniel and Lydia Branham Stansberry, she was born May 29, 1893, in Louisa. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary Sandlin of Kenova, WV. Pallbearers were: Leon Compton, Don Salisbury, Jack Stansberry, Bill Martin, Bill Copley and Jay New. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

MAYNARD, John F.

1890-1971

John F. Maynard, 80, of Richardson, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the New Mount Zion Church at Richardson with the Rev. F. D. Arrowood and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born October 6, 1890, on George's Creek, he was a son of the late Thomas and Jane Fitzpatrick Maynard. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rilda Preston Maynard; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Walters of Richardson; a brother, Drew Maynard of Mount Gay, WV; two grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1971

 

MCCOY, Emma (DeLong)

Mrs. Emma DeLong McCoy, 85, of Albany, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in DeLong Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born May 9, 1886, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late William and Melinda Meadows DeLong and widow of Martin McCoy who died in 1961. Survivors include two brothers, Joe A. DeLong of Route 3 Louisa, and Jerry DeLong of Ohio. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1971

 

MEADE, W. R.

1892-1971

W. R. Meade, Sr., 89, of Paintsville, died Sunday June 13, in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Born June 6, 1892, in Lawrence County he was a son of the late Tivis and Lourita Boyd Meade. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was a farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, from the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with the Rev. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Addie Frances Meade; seven sons, Arnold, B. R. , Douglas, Kenneth, Russell and W. R. Meade, Jr., all of Paintsville and Orville Meade of Irving; four daughters, Mrs. E. M. Meek of Ashland and Mrs. C. J. Sparks, Mrs. Dolen Branham and Mrs. Lloyd Hamilton, all of Paintsville; 24 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

PATTON, Samuel Garfield

1904-1971

Samuel Garfield Patton, Sr., 67, of Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born June 10, 1904, in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of the late John and Martha Tackett Patton. He was a retired section foreman, formerly employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., and a member of Green Hill Lodge 501, AF & AM, at Bolts Fork, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Susie Kelly Patton; five daughters, Mrs. James Moore of Catlettsburg, route 2, Mrs. Ernest Burchett of Emma, KY, Mrs. Robert Prichard of Louisa, Mrs. Lloyd Christian of Prichard, WV and Miss Benita F. Patton, at home, a son, Samuel Patton, Jr., of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Phillip Bentley of LaMesa, CA and Mrs. Martin Bender of Ellwood City, PA, a brother, Charley Patton of Prestonsburg and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

POPE, Gary Joe

1954-1971

Gary Joe Pope, 17, of Crystal Lake, IL,, formerly of Thacker, WV drowned Sunday while swimming in Crystal Lake. Born April 5, 1954, he was a son of Mrs. Dorothy Clifton Pope of Fort Gay, WV and the late Creed Pope. Funeral services will be held at Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating, time to be announced. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Margaret Davis Pope of Red Jacket, WV, seven sister, Mrs. Henry Trippet of Williamson, Mrs. William Chapman, Mrs. Roger Kaskle, Mrs. Walter Miller and Mrs. Clifton Layne, of Chicago, IL, Miss Donna Pope of Fort Gay and Mrs. George Spencer in Illinois; four brothers, Rush Pope of Louisa, James Pope of Charlotte, NC, and Danny and Creed Pope, Jr., of Chicago; and three half brothers, Robie Pope of Red Jacket, Homer Pope in Michigan, and Raymond Pope of Matewan, WV. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1971

 

RICE, Robert French

1912-1971

Robert French Rice, 59, of Hurricane, WV, formerly of Cabin Creek, WV, died Friday in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Myrtle Chapel, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. O. E. Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the George Short Cemetery, near Louisa, with Masonic graveside services. A retired miner with Carbon Fuel Co., at Winifred, WV, he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Grace Baptist Temple at St. Albans and Whitesville Masonic Lodge. Born April 16, 1912, in Kentucky, he was a son of Mrs. Gladys Crider Rice of route 3, Louisa. Other survivors include his widow, the former Florence VanHorn, and two brothers, William A. Rice of Skiatook, OK and Kenneth Rice at home. The body was at the Leonard Johnson Funeral Home at Marmet, WV. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1971

 

SALMONS, Phillip

1906-1971

Phillip Salmons, 65, Louisa, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Born January 6, 1906, in Omaha, NB, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Salmons. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the New Concord United Baptist Church on route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcum officiating. Burial will be in the Salmons family cemetery on route 5. Survivor include his widow, Mrs. Carrie Muncy Salmons; two sons, William T. Salmons of Groveport, OH, and Robert G. Salmons of Columbus; six daughters, Mrs. Sidney Fitzpatrick of Blacklog, Mrs. Ray Johnson of Apopka, FL, Mrs. Ralph Clark of Columbus, Mrs. John Fox of Spencer Court, NY, and Miss Ruth Salmons, and Mrs. Jack Keesee, both of Huntington; a brother, Clyde Salmons of Lorain, OH; several sisters, and 18 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1971

 

SENTERS, Proctor S.

1906-1971

Proctor S. Senters, 65, of Louisa, died Friday morning in a local hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William Teems officiating. Burial was in the Hammond Cemetery near Louisa. Born March 4, 1906, at Louisa, he was the son of the late Dan and Lucy Taylor Senters. He was a retired employee of National Distilleries of Cincinnati, OH. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Hammons Senters; six daughters, Mrs. W. T. Short, Mrs. Garland Bentley, Mrs. Bobby Joe Preston and Mrs. Milton Hughes and Mrs. Bill Diamond of Fallsburg, and Miss Wilma Jean Senters, at home; a son, Douglas Senters, at home, five brothers, Charley, Andrew and Lester Senters of Ashland, Perry Senters of Cincinnati and Baxter Senters of Louisa, and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1971

 

SIMPSON, Charles A.

1930-1971

Funeral services were conducted here Sunday for a former Louisa man whose body was discovered Wednesday, June 2, in a Yuma, AZ motel room. According to officials there, Charles A. Simpson, 41, of Dallas, TX, had been dead for several days before his body was found. Results of an autopsy performed in Arizona were not available at presstime, but authorities there have launched an investigation into the death. Service fro Mr. Simpson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker and Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in the Vaughan Cemetery, Louisa. Born May 23, 1930, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Giles and Nellie Hatcher Simpson. A veteran of the Korean conflict, he spent most of his adult life in Louisa. He was a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, AF & AM. Survivors include the stepmother, Mrs. Georgia Simpson of Louisa, and four brothers, James and Robert Simpson of Louisa, John Simpson of Irving, TX and Giles Simpson of Dallas, TX. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1971

 

SMITH, Goldie May (Rice)

1909-1971

Mrs. Goldie May Smith, 61, of Louisa, died Wednesday morning, June 16, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born December 4, 1909, at Dennis, she was a daughter of the late Nelson T. and Ida Cooksey Rice. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Dennis Chapel Church at Dennis, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Cooksey Cemetery at Dennis. Surviving are her husband, Homer Charles Smith; two sons, Homer T. Smith of Louisa and Clyde T. Smith of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Hager Frazier of Ashland, two brothers, Oddis Rice of Cannonsburg, and Ova Rice of Newark, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Jay Northup

1890-1971

Jay Northup Thompson, 81, a retired farmer and veteran of World War I, died Monday at his home on route 3, Louisa. A son of the late Lewis and Alice Annis Thompson, he was a member of the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church and had been a deacon for many years. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) fro the Mary Emily Church, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lula Estep Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. John Fraley, route 3, Louisa; a son, Ivie E. Thompson of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Curtright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1971

 

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BANFIELD, Herbert Allen

1904-1971

Herbert Allen Banfield, 67, of route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Freeman Justice officiating. Burial will be in the Harmon Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Born June 28, 1904, at Catlettsburg, he was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Fannie Cross Banfield. A security guard at Kentucky Power Co., he was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW, DAV and Apperson Lodge 195, AF & AM. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys Rice Banfield and a stepson, Robert Rice of route 2, Catlettsburg. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

BARKER, Ben

1905-1971

Ben Barker, 66, of Martha, KY, died Friday in a Columbus, OH hospital from injuries received in a June 25, traffic accident. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Maxie United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Born March 25, 1905, he was a son of the late John and Vinnie (Barker) Barker. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vertie Scaggs Barker; a stepmother, Mrs. Margaret Barker of Greenup, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Gusta Salyers of Stephens, KY, Mrs. Jehil Cantrell of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Collier of Martha; five brothers, Jim Barker, of Louisa, John Barker of Martha, and Wilson, Chester and Hubert Barker of Greenup; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Kelly of South Shore, KY, Mrs. Mary Eldridge of Grayson, Mrs. Rebecca Stone of Adams, and Mrs. Hazel Barker of Portsmouth, OH 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home from the Lewis-Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1971

 

BOWEN, Frank

1900-1971

Frank Bowen, 70, route 1, Crum, WV, died at 10 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born in September 1900, at Clifford, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lillie Prichard Bowen. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway employee. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Frank Meddings officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Webb. Surviving are two sons, Oscar Bowen of route 3, Fort Gay and Paul Bowen of route 1, Crum; two sisters, Mrs. Hayden Johnson of route 1, Crum, and Mrs. Lizzie Vinson of Cleveland; a brother, Jim Bowen of route 1, Crum, 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

BRYANT, Nora (Young)

1888-1971

Mrs. Nora Bryant, 83, of Sandusky, OH, a former resident of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, June 29, at the residence of a son, Bill Bryant, Sandusky, following a long illness. A daughter of the late Hack and Peggy Bryant Young, she was born January 30, 1888, in Lawrence County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Bryant, in 1969. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Lower Brushy Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include three sons, James Bryant, Adams, KY, Fred Bryant of Columbus, OH, and Bill Bryant, Sandusky; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

BURTON, John M.

1891-1971

John M. Burton, 80, of route 3, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. 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 Damron Cemetery. Born March 14, 1891, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Greenville and Charlotte Prince Burton. His wife, Dorothy Mae Damron Burton, died in 1960. Survivors include three daughters, Miss Dimple Burton, at home, Mrs. Bill Peters and Mrs. Russell Hicks of Columbus, OH; a son, Luther Burton of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Jay Thompson of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Harley Morris and Mrs. Flora Chaffin of Springfield, OH; a brother, Wert Burton of Adams, KY, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1971

 

 

CASTLE, Virgie (Grimm)

1903-1971

Mrs. Virgie Castle, 67, of Lowmansville, KY died on Wednesday June 23, at a Prestonsburg nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville, with the Rev. Ervin Preston and the Rev. Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in Herbert Castle Cemetery there. Born September 27, 1903, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Hester Daniels Grimm. Survivors include the husband, Herbert Castle, Sr., three sons, Sgt. Carmel Castle of Fort Knox, KY, James Karman Castle of Seco, KY and Herbert Castle, Jr., of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Hershel Pack of River, KY and Mrs. Ruth Tackett of Lowmansville; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Chandler of Ashland; two brothers, Johnnie Grimm of Bonanza, KY and Walter Grimm of Blaine; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Jones & Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

COPLEY, Emma (Patterson)

1911-1971

Mrs. Emma Copley, 60, of Crum, WV route 1 died Tuesday, June 22, at Wayne, WV of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Brook Perry officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery there. Born April 28, 1911, at Webb, WV, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Rosa Patterson. She was the widow of Jona Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul Bowen of Webb; two sons, Erwin Bowen of Dunlow, WV and Wesley Bowen of Fort Gay, WV, a sister, Mrs. Pete Miller of Alex, KY; four brothers, Millard Copley of Chatteroy, WV, Walter Copley of Crum, WV, Frank Copley of Delbarton, WV and Monroe Copley of Webb, 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

CORDLE, Aaron

1909-1971

Aaron Cordle, 62, of Adams, died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Old Hood United Baptist Church near Blaine, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and Rev. Jessie Cordle officiating. Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Born February 24, 1909, at Adams, he was a son of the late Mathias and Molissa Jordan Cordle. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Matie Cordle, a son, Melvin Cordle of Adams; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Hall of London, OH, Mrs. Othie Curtis of Greenup, KY, and Mrs. Howard Short of Louisa; four brothers, Jerry Cordle of Lancaster, OH, Arthur Cordle of Ulysses, KY, Elmer Cordle of Logan, OH, and Dennis Cordle of Columbus, OH and four grandchildren. The body will be taken to the home today from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

CRABTREE, Willie

1909-1971

Willie Crabtree 62, of Fort Gay, died Friday night in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church, with the Rev. R. G. Osborne and Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay. Born March 7,1909, he was a son of the late A. J. and Mary Thompson Crabtree. Survivors include the widow, Mr. Eloise Webb Crabtree, a daughter, Mrs. Linda Kearns of Mansfield, OH; a son, John Crabtree, of Huntington, five sisters, Mrs. Charles Hall of Sumterville, FL, Mrs. Wilson Woodridge of Akron, Mrs. Toka Holland of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Ells Perrow and Mrs. Lindsay Raney both of Huntington, a brother, Fred Crabtree of Sumterville and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

FANNIN, Henry

1892-1971

Henry Fannin, 79, of Louisa, died Tuesday at 6 a.m. in a Dayton, OH hospital. Born in Louisa, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah Reynolds Fannin. He was a retired ??. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Audrey Fannin, two daughters, Mrs. June Humphrey of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Nancy Wright of Beaver Creek, OH, a son, Wayne Fannin of Beaver Creek, two brothers, George and Haskell Fannin, both of Catlettsburg and six grandchildren. The body was taken to the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

HANNERS, Henry A.

1892-1971

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday June 19, in the Coldren Funeral Home, Findley, OH with burial following in Memory Gardens for Henry A. Hanners, 79, of Vanlue, OH. Mr. Hanners died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in Blanchard Valley Hospital, in Findlay. He was born in Greenup County, KY, June 19, 1892, to Henry G. and Cora Hanners and married Zella Kazee. He is survived by ten stepchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Vaughan of Louisa and Mrs. Mollie Cox of Tiffin, OH; 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1971

 

HUGHES, Virgil Blaine

1909-1971

Virgil Blaine Hughes, 61, of route 1, Webbville, died at his home Sunday at 4 p.m. following an apparent heart attack. Born September 20, 1909, in Logan, WV, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Sylvania Frances Walsh Hughes. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Drucilla Cline Hughes, two daughters, Mrs. Sam Robinson of Miami, FL, and Mrs. Harold Mulkey of Columbus, OH; two sons, Richard Hughes of Columbus and S. Sgt, Robert Hughes serving with the Air Force at Fort Worth, TX; a stepson, Billy G. Vance of Elgin Air Force Base, FL; four sisters, Mrs. J. T. Chaffins and Mrs. Hubert Bays of Route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Paul Thompson of Oberlin, OH, and Mrs. Robert Akers of Columbus, two brothers, William Hughes of Columbus and Oscar Hughes of Hamilton, OH; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1971

 

LYNCH, Opal (Burchett)

1905-1971

Mrs. Opal B. Lynch 65, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of route 3, Louisa, died Monday in a Mansfield hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hart of Mansfield, officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery. Born December 26, 1905, at Busseyville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Rose Roberts Burchett. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Scott Lynch, two stepsons, Leslie Kyle of Columbus, OH and Jerry Austin of Mansfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Violet Carter of Columbus, Mrs. Beckham Hughes and Mrs. Merle Carter of Louisa. The body was brought to the funeral home here where friends may call. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1971

 

NOLTE, Bertha (Nolte)

1905-1971

Mrs. Bertha Chafin Nolte, 65, of route 3, Ashland, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Born September 25, 1905, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Jay and Corilda Copley Chafin. Her husband, George Nolte, preceded her in death in 1960. She was a charter member of the 13th Street Baptist Church, Ashland. Funeral services  were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Lazear Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Mahan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. Maxine Fitzer and Mrs. Doretha May, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Mary Pierson of Harlan; two sons, August Nolte of Lancaster, PA and Charles Nolte of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Sloas and Mrs. Inez Holbrook, both of Ashland; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1971

 

PENNINGTON, James Robert

1882-1971

James Robert Pennington, 88, of route 1, Webbville, died Friday at his residence. Born October 8, 1882, he was a son of the late Abel and Delila Holbrook Pennington. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday from the Lower Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Slone and the Rev. Russell Griffith officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lula Fiffe of Grayson, Mrs. Della Ison of Sybene, OH, and Mrs. Sarah Luca of Columbus; four brothers, Robert, Ernest, Lon and Wayne Pennington, all of Webbville;  37 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. The Malone Funeral Home in Grayson was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1971

 

PRESTON, Scott

1908-1971

Scott Preston, 63, of Louisa, died Sunday in a local hospital following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church, Richardson, KY, with the Rev. Flem Arrowood, the Rev. Leonard Arrowood and the Rev. Elza Brooks officiating. Burial was in Mead Cemetery on Nats Creek. Born January 3, 1908, in Richardson, he was a son of the late Melvin and Lucinda Stacy Preston, He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Preston, two brothers, Edgar Preston of Paintsville and Elzie Preston of Louisa, and a sister, Mrs. Claude Maynard of Middleport, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News,, July 29, 1971

 

QUEEN, Eugene

1913-1971

Eugene Queen, 57, of route 4, Louisa, who died Monday will be buried in Buckley Cemetery on East Fork (Lawrence County) after funeral services Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. from the Garrett Chapel with the Rev. E. H. Lee and Rev. Herbert Michael officiating. A retired farmer, he was born August 28, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Bascom and Maude Burchett Queen. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Katherine Ball Queen; a son, Gene David Queen at home; three sisters, Mrs. Madge Davis of Huntington, Mrs. George Kouns and Mrs. John Sandhop of Ashland and a brother, Clyde Queen of Louisa. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

RUTHERFORD, Corbett

1903-1971

Corbett Rutherford, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, July 6, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery near Louisa. Born April 29, 1903, in Genoa, WV, he was a son of the late Henry and Rebecca Smith Rutherford. He was a retired construction worker. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Jean Adkins Rutherford, a son, Clinton E. Rutherford of Ashland, KY; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Thompson of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Meely of Genoa and Mrs. Flossie Chinn of Huntington, a brother, Boyd Rutherford of Genoa and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1971

 

SALYERS, Mary E. (Burchett)

1905-1971

Mrs. Mary E. Salyers, 66, of route 3, Circleville, OH, died at 10:30 a.m. July 6, in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born June 25, 1905, in Louisa, KY, and was a daughter of the late John and Emily Berry Burchett, and the widow of Estill Salyers, who passed away March 23, 1962. She is survived by two sons, William E. Salyers of Meadeville, PA and Estill E. Salyers of route 3, Circleville; 7 grandchildren, two brothers, David Burchett of Circleville and William Burchett of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of Louisa, and Mrs. Thelma Nelson of Columbus; She had one daughter deceased, and she was a licensed practical nurse. Funeral services were held at ?? Funeral Home, Circleville, Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Forest Cemetery in Circleville. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

SPENCE, Luther

1897-1971

Luther Spence, 74, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery on East Fork. Graveside military rites were conducted. Born February 3, 1897, in Martin County, he was a son of the late William and Tiny McCoy Spence. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, Post 89, and the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Elam Spence, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Loftice of Woodbridge, VA; a granddaughter, Mrs. Shirley Flowers of Ashland, KY and four great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Ida (Berry)

Mrs. Ida M. Thompson, 92, of 2517 Montgomery Ave., Ashland, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. She was born near Blaine, a daughter of the late Daniel and Nancy Steele Berry. Her husband, John M. Thompson, preceded her in death. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Non-Denominational Church and resided most of her life at Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Satterly-Phillips Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in the Webbville Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Boggs, of Ashland, Mrs. Pauline Boggs, Washington Court House, OH, and Mrs. Faye Porter of Columbus, four sons, Charles Thompson of Sciotoville, OH, Marvin Thompson of Washington Court House, Jesse Thompson of Flatwoods, and Ray Thompson of Ashland, a brother, Clyde Berry of Ashland, 17 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Otha

1903-1971

Otha Thompson, route 1, Louisa, a retired automobile mechanic, was dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Friday. The 68 year old, born May 27, 1903, at Louisa, was a son of the late Clayton and Chloe Fraley Thompson. He was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge 195, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the pastor, Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Masonic memorial rites were conducted at the bier at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ivory Hayes Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Carroll of Louisa; two sons, Randall and Gordon Hayes Thompson of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Jobie Prater of Kendallville, IN, Mrs. Herman Daniels of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Lena Robinette of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Correne Childers of Louisa; four brothers, Cecil, Haskle and Kay Thompson of Louisa and Hershel Thompson of Adams, KY; and 12 grandchildren. Members of the IOOF Lodge served as pallbearers: Bill Patton, Johnny Meade, Burbage Hay, Charles johns, Flem Daniel and Wayne Wilson. The body was moved from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Susie (Dawson)

1879-1971

Mrs. Susie Dawson Thompson, 92, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Born May 15, 1879, she was a daughter of the late William and Ellen Fyffe Dawson. Her husband, Emory Thompson, preceded her in death in 1934. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Osborne and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Mable Hatton of Ashland, Mrs. Norma Perry of Point Pleasant, WV, Mrs. Corrine Smith and Mrs. Estelle Baisden, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson of Genoa and Mrs. Glenna Damron of South Webster, OH; three sons, Clarence Thompson of Kenova and Leonard and W. H. Thompson, both of Fort Gay; 28 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1971

 

VEACH, Johnny Quentin

1954-1971

Johnny Quentin Veach, 17, of Asheville, NC, formerly of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in an Asheville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Born April 16, 1954, at Louisa, he was a son of William Nolah and Roberts Venderpool Veach of Asheville. Other survivors include a sister, Miss Beverly Veach and a brother Mark Veach, both of Asheville. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1971

 

WHITT, Carl

1910-1971

Carl Whitt, 61, of Pomona, CA, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, July 21, in Pomona. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. Born May 10, 1910, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late George and Dovie Frazier Whitt. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rose Henson Whitt; two daughters, Mrs. John Smith of Ontario, CA, and Mrs. Rush Norman of Pomona; two sisters, Mrs. Verda Napier of Florida and Mrs. Roy Ramey of Coeburn, VA; three brothers, Charley Whitt of Sunland, CA, George Whitt, Jr., in West Virginia and Sam Whitt of Chicago, IL and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1971

 

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BLACKBURN, Rebecca (Moore)

1905-1971

Mrs. Rebecca Blackburn, 66, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, July 31, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, from the Friendship United Baptist Church on route 5, with the Rev. Columbus Tiller and the Rev. Trig McCoy officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Born June 26, 1905, she was a daughter of the late Sampson and Mary Taylor Moore. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Slone of Inez, KY; five sons, Clifford Blackburn of Inez, G. D. Blackburn of Columbus, OH, Burgess Blackburn of Machias, Maine, Delbert Blackburn of route 5, Louisa, and Hiawatha Blackburn of Rochester, NY; four sisters, Mrs.Sam Politine of Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Howard Bowen of Hode, KY, Mrs. Jeff Stacy of Crum, WV, and Mrs. Earl Russell of Lovely, KY, four brothers, Hiawatha and Willard Moore of Lovely, Sampson and Amos Moore of Logan, WV and 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

CARTER, Ruth (Justice)

1904-1971

Mrs. Ruth Carter, 67, of route 3, Louisa, died Saturday, July 31, en route to a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 5, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Emma Moore Justice. Survivors include the husband, Clyde Carter, Sr., a daughter, Mrs. James Gilpin of Lexington, KY; a son, Clyde Carter, Jr., of Adams, a sister, Mrs. W. F. Johnson of Maysville, KY and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

CHILDERS, Lucy (Coburn)

1889-1971

Mrs. Lucy Childers, 80, of Michigan City, IN, a former resident of Louisa, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 1, in Michigan City. Born August 4, 1889, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Nancy Derefield Cobrun. She was a member of the Emily Northup Baptist Church at Summit in Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, from the Emily Northup Baptist Church with the Rev. W. R. Teems officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Rittenberry of Louisa and Mrs. Nannie Smart of New Buffalo, MI; six sons, John, James, Lawrence, Paul and Ernest Childers, all of Michigan City, and Bert Childers of Rockwood, MI; 46 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

DEHART, Naomi (Webb)

1891-1971

Mrs. Naomi (Nin) DeHart, 79, of McCarr, KY, who died Thursday in a South Williamson, (KY) hospital, was buried in Stafford Cemetery at McCarr after services Sunday at 2 p.m. at Enon United Baptist Church, Blackberry City, WV, of which she had been a member for 47 years, with the Rev. Ranie Hatfield, Rev. Sammy Branham and
Rev. Trig McCoy officiating. Born December 19, 1891, at Webbville, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna Kilby Webb. Her husband, George DeHart, Sr., died in December 1968. Survivors include four sons, George DeHart, Jr. of Jackson, OH, and Herbert, James and Walter DeHart, all of McCarr, six daughters, Mrs. Edith Ward of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Helen Ball of Louisville, KY, Mrs. Mary Varney of Matewan, WV, Mrs. Betty Whitt of Lenore, WV, Mrs. Patsy Yates of Merrimac, WV, and Miss Anna Lee DeHart at home; 38 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Chambers Funeral Home at Matewan was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

EICHBERGER, Rachel (Young)

1909-1971

Mrs. Rachel Young Eichberger, 61, of Shively, KY, died at noon Sunday, July 25, in Methodist Evangelical Hospital in Louisville after a 10 month illness. She was born October 6, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Chloe Young and the late Morton Harrison Young. She was formerly a teacher in the Lawrence and Jefferson County school systems. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning July 28, from St. Matthias Church. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens. Also surviving are her husband, William Robert Eichberger, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Nell of Davenport, IA, five sisters, Misses Julia and Velma Young, both of Louisa, Maggie Edwards of Ashland, Mrs. Ethel Bays of Webbville, and Miss Ellen Young of Columbus and four brothers, Perry and Jesse Young, both of Ashland, Taylor Young of Columbus and Donald Young of Danbridge, TN. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

FERGUSON, John

1888-1971

John Ferguson, 82, of route 5, Point Section, Louisa, who died Monday, August 2, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 5, from the Smith Chapel Church, Point Section, with the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Born August 6, 1888, at Dewitt, KY, he was a son of the late John and Sarah Fields Ferguson. He was a retired coal miner and a minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Lee Ferguson; a brother, Marshall Ferguson, of Monroe, MI and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

FUGITT, Garland

1930-1971

Garland, Fugitt, 41, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, August 10, in a Lexington, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Cynthia Chapel Church near Louisa, with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Wooten Cemetery there. Born April 3, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was a son of Bill and Mary McCoy Fugitt of route 1, Louisa. Additional survivors include five daughters, Lynn, Lisa, Tammy, Teresa, and Machell Fugitt, and two sons, Roger and Larry Fugitt, all of Route 1, Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. John Daniels and Mrs. Donald Short of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Carlos Daniels of Bloomfield, NJ and Mrs. James Clay of Louisa, and two brothers, Junior Fugitt of Columbus, OH and Earl Fugitt of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1971

 

HAMILTON, Macie (Bond)

1896-1971

Mrs. Macie Hamilton, 74, of Red Bush, KY, died Wednesday, August 18, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery. Born December 22, 1896, she was a daughter of J. D. and Finetta Cox Bond. Survivors include her husband, C. P. Hamilton, four sons, E. P. Hamilton, of Ashland, the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Jack Hamilton of Paintsville and Ford Hamilton of Red Bush; two daughters, Mrs. Basil Mullins of Paintsville and Mrs. Fred Hill of Relief, KY; a sister, Mrs. John H. Holbrook, of Red Bush; three brothers, Guy and Don Bond of Paintsville and Ogden Bond of Mount Pleasant, MI; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Louisa, a cousin of the deceased, attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1971

 

HINKLE, Delmas David

1907-1971

Delmas David Hinkle, 64, Fort Pierce, FL, a former resident of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in Fort Pierce. Born January 23, 1907, he was a son of the late Fred and Laura Dials Hinkle. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Fatz, of Carter, MT, Mrs. Jackie Swanson, Great Falls, MT and Mrs. Dorothy Ross, Portland, OR; three sons, David Hinkle, Richland, WA, Danny Joe Hinkle, Great Falls, and William Hinkle, Portland; seven sisters, Miss Irene Hinkle, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jewell Ball and Mrs. Wilma King, both of McAndrews, Mrs. Roberta McCloud, Sebring, FL and Mrs. Allene Wilson, Mrs. Florence Burkett, and Mrs. Eula Brown, all of Vancouver, WA; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

JOHNSON, Charlie B.

1888-1971

Charlie B. Johnson, 83, of Ulysses, died Sunday at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Belle's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. Born August 24, 1888, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William and Mollie Boyd Johnson, He was a retired school teacher in the Lawrence County school system and owned and operated a grocery store at Ulysses until 1967. His wife, Mrs. Della Hannah Johnson, died in 1965. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gypsy  Chandler and Mrs. Pearl Jeter of Mechanicsburg, OH; three sons, Ottis Johnson of Minerva, OH, Hillard Johnson of Paris, OH, and Billy Lloyd Johnson of Springfield, OH; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1971

 

JORDAN, Paul J.

Paul J. (Jack) Jordan, of 2130 Crescent Club Drive, Hixson, TN, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 789, died Wednesday, August 11, in a hospital there. He was also a member of the Hixson Masonic Lodge No. 727, F & AM and the Scottish Rite Society. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie S. Jordan; four children, Marilyn Jordan and Paul Jordan, both of Springfield, VA, Miss Jean Jordan, Nashville, and Phillip Jordan of Soddy, TN; mother, Mrs. Katherine Jordan, of Louisa; four brothers, John J. Jordan, Louisa, Donald Jordan, Cincinnati; W. D. Jordan, Christiansburg, VA, W. O. Jordan, Pikeville, KY; five sisters, Mrs. Bill Maddy, Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. G. W. Merritt and Mrs. J. O. Watson, III, both of Louisa, Mrs. Gorman Collins, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Paul Vaughan, Lexington, KY, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The Revs. Herman Callahan and Glenn Blevins officiating and burial in the Hamilton Memorial Gardens there. Relatives from the various areas attended the funeral. Attending from Louisa were, a sister, Mrs. James O. Watson, III, and J. J. Jordan, Judge, Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1971

 

KITCHEN, Lou (Murphy)

1893-1971

Mrs. Lou Murphy Kitchen, 78, of Millersport, OH, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday, July 30 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, OH, following an illness of two weeks. Born February 18, 1893, in Yatesville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Burton Murphy. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, August 2, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. William H. Amburgy and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Baker of Ashland and Mrs. Glenn Fannin of Millersport; a son, Warren Murphy of Akron, OH, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Hager of Portsmouth, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Stella Jobe of Midland, PA, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Evie Muncy of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Georgene Robinson of Oceana, WV, and Mrs. Carl O'Daniels of Washington, D. C. ; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 12 1971

 

LYONS, Abraham L.

1901-1971

Abraham L. Lyons, 67, of Thealka, KY, died Thursday, August 5, in a Paintsville hospital. Born March 4, 1904, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William L. and Sarah Chandler Lyons. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth Castle Lyons;  four sons, Philip L. Lyons of Franklin, OH, Jack Cecil Lyons of Jackson, OH, Billy R. Lyons of New Carlisle, OH, and James Lyons of Anaheim, CA; three daughters, Mrs. Patsy Ann Colvin of Springboro, OH, Mrs. Wanda Kessee of Randle, WA, and Miss Carolyn J. Lyons, of Thealka; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Whitt of Steele, KY, and Mrs. Dora Preston of Miamisburg, OH, and 11 grandchildren. The body was at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

MAYNARD, Vernon

1893-1971

Vernon Maynard, 77, of Ulysses, KY, died Wednesday, August 4, in Paintsville, KY nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born December 28, 1893, in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late Flem and Belle James Maynard. He was a retired lumberman and farmer and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Polly Burgett Maynard; a son, Julius Maynard of Ulysses, a daughter, Miss Eva Maynard of Ulysses; a sister, Mrs. Dicie Lowe of McCombs, KY, a brother, McKinley Maynard of McCombs, and four grandchildren. The body was at the Jones & Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

MOORE, Jay Bluebaum

1903-1971

Jay Bluebaum Moore, 68, a prominent Louisa resident, passed away Wednesday in a local hospital following an extended illness. A retired businessman, he was a former owner of Moore Hardware, Moore's Jewelry, Moore & Wheeler Buick and a former president of the Big Sandy Publishing Company, Louisa. The deceased, born August 19, 1903, was a son of the late James L. and Fannie Bluebaum Moore. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Apperson Masonic Lodge, a member and past president of the Louisa Rotary Club, and a former member of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Heston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefield officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Mae Kouns Moore; a son, William Jay Moore, of Morehead, KY; two grandsons, B. H. and Charles Moore of Morehead; one sister, Mrs. B. W. Whitt, Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1971

 

MOORE, Nancy (Fortner)

1944-1971

Mrs. Nancy Moore, 27, of Route 3, Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Gallup United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born August 16, 1944, she was a daughter of Cyrus and Marie Parsons Fortner of route 2 Louisa. She was employed ass an inspector at the Louisa Carpet Mills for four years. Survivors also include the husband, Don E. Moore; two sons, Brian and Terry Moore, a daughter Donna Lynn Moore, all at home, and a brother, Ondias Fortner of route 2, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

PACK, Virginia Leah

1947-1971

Miss Virginia Leah Pack, 23, of Louisa, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital following a 6 year illness. Born December 24, 1947, in Louisa, she was a daughter of Mrs. Dora Adkins Kirk of Lakeland, FL and the late Ray Pack. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Service Guild. Miss Pack was also secretary at the Louisa Carpet Mills. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the Rv. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. James Dotson, and Miss Beverly Pack, both of Louisa, two brothers, Chester Allen Pack and Bill Jim Pack, both of Louisa, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. George F. Adkins of Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

RICE, Tom J.

1889-1971

Tom J. Rice, 82, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, July 27, in a Grove City, OH nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myrtle Chapel, near Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. born June 28, 1889, at Louisa, he was a son of the late George W. and Virginia Bartee Rice. His wife, Mary H. Frazier Rice, preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Wardell of St. Augustine, FL, Mrs. James (Eloise) Brammer of Grand Rapids, MI, and Mrs. Lewis (Mary) Albanese of Columbus; three sons, Thomas G. Rice of Columbus, Billy J. Rice of Daytona Beach, FL, and Robert L. Rice of Grove City; three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Wellman and Mrs. Goldie Elkins of Catlettsburg, KY and Mrs. Lula Roberts of Columbus; two brothers, Robert Rice of Washington, D. C. , and John Rice of Louisa, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

SALMONS, Linsey Monroe

1881-1971

Linsey Monroe Salmons, 90, of Cedar Heights, Fort Gay, WV, who died Monday, August 2, in a Louisa hospital, was buried in Salt Petre Cemetery following funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Born March 27, 1881, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Joel and Annie Copley Salmons. He was a retired coal miner and had worked at Chatteroy, WV for 52 years. He was a member of the Johnson County Primitive Baptist Church 60 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Purlina Pauley Salmons, a son, Roy B. Salmons of Vero Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Bert

Bert Thompson, 58, of Radnor, WV, died Sunday in at 11:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born in West Virginia, he was a son of the late William H. and Mary Osborn Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Untied Baptist Church on Mill Creek in WV, with the Rv. Everett Meddings and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Damron Cemetery on Mill Creek. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edna Pratt Thompson; five daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Noe of Sidney, OH, Mrs. Katherine Scoggins of Minok, ND, Mrs. Wanda Mullins and Mrs. Joyce Phillips, both of Radnor, and Mrs. Norma Smith of Fort Gay; three sons, Ancel Bee Thompson of Cincinnati, Elbert C. Thompson of Fort Gay and William D. Thompson of Glenhayes, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Porter of Radnor and Mrs. Bessie Gillum of Ferguson, WV; three brothers, Fred Thompson of Radnor, Willard Thompson in Florida and Burbon Thompson of Cincinnati; and 25 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Pamela Fern (Bolling)

1957-1971

Mrs. Pamela Fern Thompson, 14, of route 2, Louisa, died Thursday, August 5, en route to a local hospital of a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Richardson Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Darrell Ratcliff officiating. Burial was in the Cook Cemetery near here. Born January 25, 1957, in Germany, she was a daughter of William Sheridan and Brookie Cook Bolling of route 3, Louisa. Additional survivors include the husband Henry Jay Thompson, five sisters, Deborah Kay, Tammy Lynn, Lisa Gayle, Sarah Ann and Bea Joyce Bolling, of route 3, Louisa, three brothers, William Henry, Bruce Dale, and Donald Allen Bolling of route 3, Louisa, and the grandmother, Mrs. Bascom Davis of Ulysses. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of her uncle, Bennie Cook on route 2, Louisa, and removed to the chapel one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1971

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BERRY, Woodrow

1912-1971

Woodrow Berry, 58, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Sunday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born October 2, 1912, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Bill and Cora Adams Berry. He was a veteran of World War II Survivors include three brothers, Bill Berry of Catlettsburg, KY, Bascom Berry of Columbus and Leon Adams of Little Rock, AR. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

BOGGS, Roscoe

1890-1971

Roscoe Boggs, 81, of route 3, New Buckley Road, Ashland, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Born July 27, 1890, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Hugh and Trinvilla Church Boggs. A resident of Boyd County for the past 25 years, he was a retired construction worker and farmer and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Clarence Fields Post 76 of the American Legion, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at1 p.m. Wednesday from the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. L. Hollingsworth officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Moore Boggs, a son, Arthur Boggs of Louisa, three daughters, Mrs. La?? Sparks of Westwood Mrs. Belva Greene of Blaine and Mrs. Myrtle Gibbs of route 5, Louisa, three brothers, Russell and Raymond Boggs both of Ann Arbor, MI and Millard Boggs of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Mullins and Mrs. Rilda Jessie, both of Ypsilanti, MI 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

BORDERS, Nora (Young)

1893-1971

Mrs. Nora Borders, 78, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Monday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery there. born September 20, 1893, she was a daughter of the late G. H. and Alice Sparks Young. Her husband, Roscoe Borders, died in 1969. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James L. Bailey and Mrs. Robert Brown of Columbus and Mrs. Ward Patton of Huntington; two sons, Everett Borders of Ulysses and Bernard Borders of Newark, OH; two brothers, Bernard Young of Orlando, FL and Haskle Young of Ulysses; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Kitchen of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Charley Borders of Ulysses and a half sister, Mrs. Hattie Davis of route 1, Louisa. The body was taken to the home Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

BOYCE, Belva

Belva Boyce, 75, of 3080 Wareham Road, Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, September 21, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. Survivors include one son, R. Joe Boyce, with whom she resided; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles B. Workman of Pickerington, OH, two half brothers, Stroder Moore, Columbus and James Moore, Pickerington; 8 half sisters, Mrs. Katy Crabtree, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Roberta Bauer, Columbus, Mrs. Florence Roberts, Urbana, OH, Mrs. Elizabeth Buck, Obetz, OH, Mrs. Wavie Newson, Asheville, OH, Mrs. Ida Carter, Mrs. Georgia Thompson, all of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the O'Shaughnessy Funeral Home and burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

BRITT, Melvina May (Sites)

1896-1971

Mrs. Melvina May Britt, 75, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral rite will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, from the Saltpetre Community Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. Born March 23, 1896, at Christiansburg, VA, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Martha Rose Sites. She was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Her husband, Charles Robert Britt, died in 1960. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jack Stansberry of Louisa, Mrs. Marcus Crabtree of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. James Chapman and Miss Ruby Britt of Huntington; five sons, Robert Britt of Killbuck, OH, Nathan, Jack, and James Britt of Fort Gay, and George Britt of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Maude Whitlock of Christiansburg; a brother, Jim Sites of Ieager, WV 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

CASTLE, Telia (VanHoose)

1888-1971

Mrs. Telia Castle, 83, of Route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, September 23, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born March 25, 1888, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Lutisha Castle VanHoose. She was postmistress at the Charley post office. Her husband, Green Castle, died in 1966. Survivors include two brothers, Andrew VanHoose of Plain City, OH and Ephrian VanHoose of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

CHAFFIN, Milton

1905-1971

Milton Chaffin, 56, of route 3, Louisa, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. E. Cavins and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Chffin Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. A painter, he was born May 11, 1905, on route 3, a son of the late Kennis  and Jennie Short Chaffin. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nevell Cordial Chaffin, foru sisters, Mrs. Lon Jobe of Hemp Hill, WV, Mrs. Wavie Combs of Mann, WV, Mrs. Effie Westfall and Mrs. Lula Chaffin of Louisa four brothers, Okey, Ora and Dennie Chaffin, route 3, Louisa, and Charley Chaffin, route 4, Louisa. The body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

CONLEY, Charlie

1904-1971

Charlie Conley, 67, Lowmansville, died Sunday in Riverview Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Born April 26, 1904, in London, OH, he was a son of the late Leander and Laura Lyons Conley. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Daniels, Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Brown Conley, a daughter, Connie Nichols of Lowmansville and five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Sparks, Mrs. Alma Daniels, Mrs. May Johnson, and Mrs. Julia Skaggs, all of Columbus and Mrs. Nellie Skaggs of Plain City, OH. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

CONNER, Edna (Williams)

1903-1971

Mrs. Edna Conner, 68, of 730 South Glenwood, Lima, OH, a former resident of Johnson County, died Monday in Lima following an extended illness. Born April 3, 1903, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Vanhoose Williams. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Sifred Westwood Chapel in Lima. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery there. Surviving are her husband, Milo Conner; three daughters, Mrs. Garland Kitchen of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Steve Minas in Japan, and Mrs. Maxwell Thompson of Louisa; six sisters, Mrs. Clara Rice of Russell, Mrs. Lucy Burchett of Dayton, Mrs. Alta Shields of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Geneva Rice of Tipp City, OH, Mrs. Frankie Patrick of Troy, OH, and Mrs. Carrell Lacy in California, a brother, Richard Williams of Dayton and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

COOK, Harold Doss

1931-1971

Harold Doss Cook, 39, of route 2, Louisa, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following a heart attack. Mr. Cook, who at the time of his death was a machine operator at Louisa Carpet Mills, was born November 7, 1931, in Richardson, a son of the late Sam and Sarah Fry Cook. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday form the Little Ethel United Baptist Church with Elders Arch Thompson and Martin Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Hope Bowling Cook; two sons, Harold W. and Tony L. Cook, both at home, two daughters, Deborah D. and Mary A. Cook, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Bowling of Flatwoods, Mrs. Brookie Bowling of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Georgia Davis of East Lynn, WV; and four brothers, Burt Cook of Louisa, Bennie Cook of route 2, Louisa, Raymond cook of Akron and Eugene Cook of Dayton, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

COOK, Rosa M. (Dixon)

1904-1971

Mrs. Rosa M. Cook, 67, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, September 23, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Elders Everett Slone and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in Butler Cemetery at Staffordsville. Born April 20, 1904, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Cora Justice Dixon. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Dow Cook, a son, Robert Earl Butler of Hager Hill, KY; two brothers, Thurmond Dixon of Hillsboro, OH, and Herman Dixon of Carpenter, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Shoemaker of Marshall, OH, and Mrs. Lexie Slone and Mrs. Bertha Ross of Columbus, OH and five half sisters and two grandchildren. The body was taken from the Paintsville Funeral Home to the home of her son, Robert Butler and was removed to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

COOPER, Garnett Hazel (Auxier)

1909-1971

Mrs. Garnett Hazel Cooper, 62,  Paintsville, died Saturday in a Paintsville hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Cooper was born March 12, 1909, a daughter of Mrs. Lula Salyer Auxier of Manila and the late G. G. Auxier. She was a former teacher at the Paintsville Elementary School. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville by the Rev. J. H. Burton. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, at Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, R. T. (Tommy) Cooper; four brothers, Cecil Auxier, Paintsville and Carson, G. G. Jr., and Chester Auxier, all of Manila; and five sisters, Mrs. Alka Stapleton of Volga, Mrs. Iva J. Meade and Mrs. Irena Britton, both of Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Hayes of Dayton, and Miss Pauline Auxier of Manila. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. The family requested that flowers be omitted and contributions made instead to the American Cancer Society. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1971

 

CYRUS, Gladys Fay (Kincade)

1939-1971

Gladys Fay Cyrus, 32, of 39 Walker Ave., Mansfield, OH, died at 7 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. Born October 1, 1939 in Gauley Bridge, WV, she was a daughter of Walter and Clara Wilkerson Kincade. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Wilson Free Will Baptist Church, Mill Creek Road, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the Cyrus Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include the husband, Willie Cyrus; 2 daughters, Donna Sue and Doris Jean, both at home; one son, Willie Cyrus, Jr., at home, the mother, Mrs. Clara Kincade of Gauley Bridge, WV, three sisters, and four brothers. The body has been taken to the home of Mrs. Luda Copley of route 2, Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

DAMRON, John Bell

1902-1971

John Bell Damron, 68, of route 3, Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born November 10, 1902, he was a son of the late John and Clarudia Frazier Damron. He was a deacon of the Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist Church and a retired merchant and farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ollie Caldwell Damron, two daughters, Mrs. Claudia Hughes and Mrs. Mae Bell West of route 3, Louisa, six sisters, Mrs. H. H. Mayes, of Lexington, KY, Mrs. W. B. Curnutte, Mrs. ruby Thompson and Mrs. Jarrett Peters of Louisa, Mrs. Con Carter of Logan, WV and Mrs. Conrad Stowers of Beckley, WV. and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

FLETCHER, Robert Lee

1923-1971

Robert Lee Fletcher, 48, of route 1, Louisa, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in a Lexington hospital following and extended illness. Born May 16, 1923, at Starrett, WV, he was a son of Harve Fletcher and the late Cindy Shepard Fletcher. He was formerly a miner. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Isaac Park Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his father, are a daughter, Anita Rose Fletcher, of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jone Jobe of Columbus and Mrs. James Robert Henson of Louisa; three step sisters, Mrs. Charles Hazlett of Louisa, Mrs. William Hazlett of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Thelma Mills of Hemlock, OH; and two stepbrothers, Donald and Hobert Sturgill, Jr. of Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1971

 

FRASHER, Sam David

1906-1971

Sam David Frasher, 64, of Rittman, OH, died at 8 p.m. Monday in a nursing home in Creston, OH. Born February 16, 1906, in Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frasher. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conduced at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Wellman officiating. Burial will be in the Frasher Cemetery on Big Hurricane, near Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Alstead Frasher; two sons, Ulan Frasher of Wadsworth, OH, and Wilbur Frasher of Hildebrand, NC, four brothers, Edward Frasher of Gallipolis, OH, Sherman Frasher of Culloden, WV, Zone and Jessie Frasher both of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Ona Akers of Zanesville, OH, and Mrs. Zelphia Wellman of Fort Gay; a half brother, George Bridner of Dingess, WV and five grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

FRAZIER, Floyd

Floyd Frazier, 54, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday night at Mercy Hospital, Columbus. A veteran of World War II. he is survived by his wife, Hazel, two stepsons, Clifford and Lewis Thivener, Columbus and the following sisters and brothers, Alta Mae Stacy, Grove City, OH, Emma Branham, Glen Hayes, WV, Florence Cantrell, El Monda, CA, Levisa Frazier, Columbus, Arden J. Frazier, Glen Hayes, and John H. Frazier of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Schoedinger-Norris Funeral Home at Grove City with the Rev. Charley Bowman officiating. Burail was in the Obetz Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

GODBEY, Tony Lee

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday for a Russell teenager who died late Sunday after a go-cart he was driving apparently hit a able which struck him in the head. Tony Lee Godbey, 13, son of Mrs. Goldie Nida Godbey and the late Samuel Godbey was dead on arrival about 7:30 p.m. at the Ashland hospital. The youth, a native of Louisa, was riding the go-cart on a blacktop surface near the Russell Junior High School when his dead struck a steel cable stretched across the road at a height of 22 and 5/8 inches. Assistant Boyd County Coroner Mike Neal said Monday his investigation revealed that the cable struck the top of the youth's head and also at chin level. He said the cause of death was a broken neck. Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Lemaster-Fairchild Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. A student at Russell Junior High, he is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Gary ?? of Dayton, OH, Mrs. ??? Lemaster of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Phillip Blanton of Park Hills, KY and two brothers, Charles and Paul Godbey of Russell. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

HARDWICK, Polly (Pratt)

1883-1971

Mrs. Polly Hardwick, 88, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Church of God with the Rev. James Dillo officiating. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery on Fort Gay route. Born February 22, 1883, at Radnor, WV, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie Fraley Pratt. Survivors include the husband, Luther Hardwick; a son, Raymond Hardwick of Mansfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Gunter of Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

HUGHES, Mary Alice ( Robinson)

1879-1971

Mrs. Mary Alice Hughes, 92, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Jobe Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Born August 20, 1879, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Martha Bowling Robinson. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Curnutte of Columbus, OH; four sons, Thurman Hughes of route 1, Louisa, Beckham Hughes of route 3, Louisa, and Robert Ernest Hughes of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Susie Pennington of Webbville, and 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

JEWELL, Edgar James

1894-1971

Edgar James Jewell, 77, of route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday, August 24, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Willie Meade and the Rev. James C. Ratliff officiating. burial was in the Cook Cemetery, Born March 2, 1894, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late William and Nancy Farley Jewell. He was a retired cola miner and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Canterbury Jewell, two daughters  Mrs. Zoomer May of Fort Gay and Miss Josephine Jewell of St. Louis, MO; a sister, Mrs. Mary Browning of Jessie, WV; two sons, Allen Jewell of Phoenix, AZ, and Paul Jewell of Huntington; a stepson, Paul Canterbury, at home, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

KAZEE, Lawrence W.

1888-1971

Lawrence W. Kazee, 83, of Lowmansville, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born August 5, 1888, at Lowmansville, he was a son of the lat Henry Wise and Lizzie Edwards Kazee. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Kula Falls Cemetery at Kingsville, OH. The body was taken to Ashtabula, OH, Wednesday afternoon for burial Thursday (today). Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Clarence Yoak, Mrs. Ed Yoak, and Mrs. Bob Morris, all of Kingsville, Mrs. Carl Smith of Connaut, OH, and Mrs. Harry Keith of Albin, PA; two sons,  Raymond Kazee of Texas and Eugene Kazee of Ashtabula, OH; two sisters , Mrs. Fred Pack of Lowmansville and Mrs. Clyde Boyd of Orlando, FL and a brother, Arlie Kazee, Marysville, OH. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

LAMBERT, Ella (Ferguson)

1895-1971

Mrs. Ella Lambert, 75, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, August 24, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born October 23, 1895, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jane Lewis Ferguson of Webbville,. She was a long time member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Henry Lambert; a daughter, Mrs. Prichard Hazlett of Louisa; a son, Carl Lambert, of route 2, Catlettsburg; a foster son, Robert Ferguson of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Laura May of Paintsville and Mrs. Harry Phelps of Holcomb, NY; one brother, Charles K. Ferguson of New York City; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

MCGRANAHAN, George W.

1901-1971

George W. McGranahan, 70, of route 4, Louisa, died Friday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. A farmer and a member of the Baptist Church, he was born August 15, 1901, at Blaine, KY a son of the late James and Rosie Miller McGranahan. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lutie Morgan? McGranahan; three daughters, Mrs. John M. Bayes of Ashland, Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Prescott, KS and Mrs. Bill Johnson of Route 4, Louisa, 10 sons, Rev. Edgar McGranahan and Willis, ??? and George W. McGranahan, all of Ashland, James McGranahan of Columbus, OH, Claude and Ray McGranahan of route 1 Rush, KY and Jack, Charles and Woodrow McGranahan, all of route 4, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Maxie McGranahan of  Columbus, OH, Mrs. Elsie Coburn of Ashland, and Mrs. Dorothy Commer of Minford, OH; three brothers, Cecil McGranahan of Columbus,, Julius and Gurvis McGranahan of Ashland, 43, grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1971

 

MEADE, Luther, 1901-1971

Luther Meade, 70, of Columbus, OH, formerly of route 1, Crum, WV, died Friday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Frank Meddings officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Crum. born June 24, 1901, at Richardson, KY, he was a son of the late Henry and Jemima Stacy Meade. He was a retired miner and veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Ada Copley Meade, four daughters,  Mrs. Grady Perry, Mrs. Eldon Miller, Mrs. Jim Salyers and Mrs. Andrew J. Bowen of Columbus; six sons, Clarence Meade of Columbus, Neibert Meade of route 1 Crum, Bobby, Dennis, Walter and Roy Meade, of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Georgia Moore of Gallup, KY; two brothers, Lon and Walter Meade of Fort Gay, WV; 32 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

 

MEADE, Luther

1902-1971

Luther Meade, 68, of North Spring, WV, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born September 9, 1902, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Henry and Nancy Ellen McClure Meade. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Church of Jesus. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Estep and the Rev. Arthur Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella Cline Meade, a son, Luther Meade, Jr., of North Spring, and a brother Melvin Meade of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

MUNCY, Harrison

1880-1871

Harrison Muncy, Jr., 91, of Jobe, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Little Lick Branch United Baptist Church and burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Jobe. Born March 1, 1880, he was a son of the late Harrison and Sarah Fluty Muncy. He was preceded in death in 1961 by his wife, Julia Damron Muncy. Survivors include six, sons, Riley, John Fred and Ulysses Muncy of Jobe, Jimmy and Mose Muncy of Chatteroy, WV, six sisters, Mrs. Betty Fitch of Richardson, KY, Mrs. Audrey Williamson of Inez, KY, Mrs. Nancy Maynard of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Laura Bowen of Jobe, Mrs. Lois Howard of Pilgrim, KY and Mrs. Dixie Fitch of Louisa; 76  grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Riley Muncy from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

PERRY, Ray

1905-1971

Ray Perry, 66, of Louisa, died Saturday morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. Born February 20, 1905, in Louisa, he was a son of the late Arnold and Marinda Hensley Perry. He was a retired railroad employee and was a merchant in Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mollie Clay Perry; five sons, Donald and Coleman Perry, both of Louisa, David Perry of Mansfield, OH, John Perry of Morehead, and Jimmy Ray Perry at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Elsie Scarberry, Mrs. Nadine Jarrell, Mrs. Janice Winn and Mrs. Rose Koons, all of Columbus, Mrs. Gladys Ratliff of Petersburg, VA, Mrs. Charlene Salyer and Mrs. Brema Kay, both of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier of Hillsboro, OH; three brothers, John, Theodore and Cecil Perry, all of Louisa, one half brother, M. T. Preece, Sr., Louisa, (who passed away Sunday), 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1971

 

PREECE, Malcolm T.

1889-1971

Malcolm T. Preece, Sr., 82, of the Highbottom section of Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James Dillo officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Born January 1, 1889, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William Sherman and Merinda Hensley Preece. He was a member of the Church of God and the Richardson Masonic Lodge No. 699 F & AM and was a retired  employee for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fairy Blanche Back Preece; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Martin of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Martha Wilson of Kannapolis, NC, Mrs. Mary Coleman of Los Angeles, Mrs. Hazel Dubick and Mrs. Ruth Looney of Columbus, OH; three sons, Victor Preece of Honolulu, Hawaii, Malcolm Preece, Jr. of Louisa and Paul Preece of Mokomis, FL ;a half sister, Mrs. Lizzie Frazier of Hillsboro, OH; three half brothers, Cecil Perry of Ashland and Theodore and John Perry of Louisa; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1971

 

SKAGGS, Brack

1902-1971

The Rev. Brack Skaggs, 69, of route 1, Gallipolis, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY, died Sunday in a Gallipolis hospital. Rev. Skaggs, former pastor of White Oak Enterprise Baptist Church near his home, donated the land for the church as well as for the Enterprise Baptist Church Camp near there. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the church with the Rev. Bruce Daniels and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Born March 17, 1902, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William and Margaret Deboard Skaggs. Rev. Skaggs moved to Gallipolis area about 1947. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maggie Hatfield Skaggs; five sons, Herman and Arnold Skaggs, of Gallipolis, Ernest G. and Floyd B. Skaggs of Hilliard, OH, and Marvin Skaggs of Ashville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Anna Lee) Borders of Westerville, Oh and Mrs. Larry (Rosetta) Bales and Mrs. Bill (Eunice) Brooks of Gallipolis; three brothers, Walter Skaggs of Plain City, OH, and Jonah S. and Van Skaggs of Lowmansville, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Ervin (Arvelva) Ward and Mrs. Earl (Sylvia) Seagraves of Lowmansville, and 20 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1971

 

SKAGGS, H. R.

1890-1971

Dr. H. R. Skaggs, 81, of 3900 Gartin Ave., Ashland, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence following and extended illness. Born March 7, 1890, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Leander f. and Sarah Holbrook Skaggs. He had been a member of the Fleming-Neon Lodge F & AM for 50 years; a resident of Ashland and in practice of medicine there since 1940. He was a veteran of World War I, a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps was a member of El Hasa Shrine, the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and the Boyd County Medical Association. Dr. Skaggs retired after 51 years of practice in1969. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Holbrook Skaggs, three daughters, Mrs. J.P. Conley and Mrs. C. D. Bailey, both of Ashland, and Mrs. W. T. Withers of Georgetown; a brother, O. J. C. Skaggs of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters. Mrs. Ambrose Skaggs and Mrs. Florence Skaggs, both of Mesa, AZ and Mrs. C. D. Callihan of Raceland, KY and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. J.M. Sykes officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

STURGILL, Phillip Henry

1938-1971

Phillip Henry Sturgill, 33, of Louisa, was dead on arrival at a local hospital at 7 p.m. Friday, following an apparent heart attack. Born August 31, 1938, in Glenwood, he was a son of Frank and Mae Preece Sturgill. He was a carpenter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church on route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Bill Teems and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to the parents are his wife, Mrs. Gloria Pennell Sturgill; a daughter, Dana Sturgill, at home; two sons, Phillip Sturgill, Jr., and Tony Sturgill, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Clifford Frazier of route 2, Louisa, and two brothers, Frank Sturgill, Jr., of Flint, MI and William James Sturgill of Bad Axe, MI. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of the parents and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1971

 

WARD, Mary Lee (Holt)

1941-1971

Mrs. Mary Lee Holt Ward, 30, of the Point Section, died Wednesday, September 8, at 8:30 p.m. at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after a month's illness. She was born July 9, 1941, in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Thelma Marcum Holt, of Louisa and the late Bernard Holt. She was a member of Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and a nurses aide at Louisa General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Arnold B. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Don Ward, two daughters, Lenida Susan Ward and Audra Lee Ward; one son, Don Franklin Ward, all at home; one sister, Miss Helena Holt, Louisa; one brother, Phillip VanHoose of Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1971

 

WELLMAN, Maynard

Maynard Wellman, 57, of Route 3, Circleville, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, September 21, at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Defenbaugh Funeral Home at Circleville. Burial was in the Circleville Cemetery. Born at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Lace and Jessie Maynard Wellman. He owned and operated a farm near Circleville. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mildred Montgomery Wellman, a son, Mark Wellman of Circleville; a brother, Jack Wellman, of Circleville, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1971

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BLEVINS, Norman

1897-1971

Norman Blevins, 73, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, October 19, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Little Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Everett Slone and Charles E. Nolen. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webbville. Born March 2, 1897, at Webbville, he was a son of the late J. D. and Alice Wells Blevins. Survivors include two sons, Bernard Blevins of Yellow Springs, OH and Lovall Blevins of Columbus, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Nevel Ratliff of route 1, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Jeanette Williams of Ashland, and Mrs. Bronette Lyon of sandy Hook, a brother, Wade Blevins of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Cooper of Cherokee, KY and 8 grandchildren. The body was taken from Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook to the residence and removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

BORDERS, Samuel J.

1905-1971

Samuel Borders, 65, of Ulysses, KY, died Friday, October 15, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday October 18, from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Byrd Webb and Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Samuel Borders Cemetery there. A retired miner, he was born October 17, 1905, at Ulysses, a son of the late Anderson and Geneva Burton Borders. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Roberta Boyd Borders, four daughters, Mrs. Garnet Adams, and Mrs. Monnie Slone of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Hayes of Ashland and Mrs. Gertrude VanHoose of Xenia, OH; a son Samuel Donald Borders of Ulysses; a sister, Mrs. Edna Edwards of Ulysses; 114 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

CARTER, Tennie (Gussler)

1884-1971

Mrs. Tennie Carter, 86, of Adams, KY, died Wednesday, September 29, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Evergreen United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kay Thompson, Jr., and Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born November 28, 1884, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia Hayes Gussler. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Dock Carter, three daughters, Mrs. Thurman Hughes of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Raymond Burton of Adams, KY, and Mrs. Kenneth Moore of Columbus, OH, two sons, Cecil and Gorman Carter of route 3, Louisa, a brother, sterling Gussler of Louisa, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1971

 

CHAFFIN, Elizabeth (Kitchen)

1905-1971

Mrs. Elizabeth Chaffin, 66, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in St. Mary's Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born April 4, 1905, on Star Route, Louisa, Gladys section, she was a daughter of the late David and Gloria Carter Kitchen. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Charlie Chaffin; two sons, Kenis Chaffin of East Liverpool, OH, and Denver Ray Chaffin of Louisa; two brothers, Nigle Kitchen of Midland, PA and Nelson Kitchen of route 3, Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Burton, Mrs. Beulah Smith, and Ms. Helen Adlan of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Don Wingate of Bucyrus, OH; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1971

 

CHARLES, Arthur Blaine

Arthur Blaine Charles, Sr., 79, of Phelps, KY, died at Riverview Hospital, Wednesday, October 13. He was a retired miner. He is survived by his widow, Bessie Mae Charles, of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pearl Ratliff, Louisa, and Mrs. Ruby Mae Wolford, Jackson, OH; two sons, Harold D. Charles of Stopover, KY, Arthur Blaine Charles, Jr., of Freeburn, KY; two brothers and three sisters, 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Phelps Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dewitt Furrow officiating. Burial was in the Charles Cemetery at Phelps. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1971

 

COOK, Bert

1922-1971

Bert Cook, 49, of Louisa, died Thursday, October 14, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born June 22, 1922, at Richardson, KY, he was a son of the late Sam and Sarah Fry Cook. He was a disabled Veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include the widow, Lucille Senters Cook, two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Gerber of Elgin, IL, and Miss Gloria Jean Cook, at home; two sons, Bert Cook, Jr. of Xenia, OH, and William S. Cook, with the Army in Arlington, VA; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Bowling of Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Brookie Bowling of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. George Ferguson of East Lynn, WV; three brothers, Bennie Cook of route 2, Louisa, Raymond Cook of Akron, OH and Eugene Cook of Dayton, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1971

 

FRANKLIN, Herbert L.

1897-1971

Herbert L. Franklin, 74, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Franklin had been injured Wednesday when a truck tractor overturned with him at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Emily Northup Baptist Church on route 2, with the Rev. William M. Teems officiating. Burial was in the Franklin-Sammons Cemetery there. A retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., he was born March ??, 1897, on route 2, Louisa, a son of the late John L. and Tennie Fraley Franklin. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Gussie Walker Franklin; two sons, James F. Franklin of Rote 2, Louisa and Herbert Franklin Jr. of Mt. Sterling, KY; two daughters, Mrs. William Moore of Route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. William Hardin of Wyandotte, MI; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

FRAZIER, James Allen

1895-1971

Jams Allen Frazier, 76, of Clifford, KY, died Wednesday, October 6, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery. Born May 27, 1895, he was a so of the late William and Mary Marcum Frazier. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Hitchcock Frazier; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Sammons of Ashland, and Mrs. Richard Canterbury of Prichard, WV, four sons, James Frazier, Jr., of Ashland and George, Emory and Paul Frazier of Clifford; two sisters, Mrs. Minerva Fitzpatrick of Clifford and Mrs. Sally Williams of Louisa; five brothers, Theron, Frank, John and Fred Frazier, of Clifford and Richard Frazier of Louisa, and 27 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1971

 

FUGETT, Bill

1905-1971

Bill Fugett, 66, of route 1, Louisa, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30, following a short illness. Born April 28, 1905, in Lawrence county, he was a son of the late Millard and Kate Patrick Fugett. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Cynthia Chapel on Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Wooten Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary McCoy Fugett; four daughters, Mrs. John Daniels and Mrs. Donald Short, both of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. James Clay of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Carlos Daniels of Bloomfield, NJ; two sons, James Ray Fugett of Columbus and Earl Fugett of route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Sally Judd of Drift, KY and Mrs. Willie York of Torchlight; a brother, Sampson Fugett of route 1, Louisa, 30 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1971

 

GEORGE, Tishia (Boyd)

1891-1971

Mrs. Tishia George, 80, of Urbana, OH., formerly of Lawrence County, KY., died Tuesday, Oct. 12 at an Urbana hospital.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from Borders Chapel Church with the Rev. Ralph Cain and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating.  Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses.  Born Oct. 9, 1891, at Lowmansville, KY., She was a daughter of the late William and Julia Brown Boyd.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Her husband, James George, died in 1955. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Luther Cox of Ulysses, and Mrs. Eugene Sparks and Mrs. Mitchell Burton of Cable, OH; two sons, Michael and Oshel George of Urbana; a sister, Mrs. Della Lyons of Lowmansville; 19 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.  Arrangements were under the directions of the Young Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News, October 21, 1971

 

GRANT, Elizabeth (Thompson)

Mrs. Elizabeth Grant, 93, of Columbus, OH, a former resident of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Grant was a daughter of the late Ale and Merinda Thompson and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Gay. Her husband, Charles Thompson Grant, preceded her in death in 1922. Surviving are two sons, Charles T. Grant of Huntington and William M. Grant of Fort Gay; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Hazlett of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Salt Petre Community Church with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1971

 

HUTCHINSON, Claudis

1915-1971

Claudis Hutchinson, 55, of route 2, Louisa, died at midnight Tuesday, October 5, in a Huntington hospital, following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born October 8, 1915 in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Arbie and Ethel Shannon Hutchinson. He was an employee of the Louisa Water Company. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Irene Rittenberry Hutchinson; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ethel Stewart of St. Henry, OH; a brother, Joe S. Hutchinson of Louisa; two half sisters, Mrs. Ralph H. Moore of Manassas, VA and Mrs. Ralph Nunn of Radford, VA and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1971

 

KIRK, Ronda Sue

1971-1971

Ronda Sue Kirk, 3 day old daughter of Mack Arthur and Linda Carol Parsons Kirk, of Groveport, OH, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in a Groveport hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Kirk Cemetery, Route 2, Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Survivors, other than the parents, are one sister, Kimberly Kirk and two brothers, Frank Walter Kirk and Mack Kirk, Jr. all at home , paternal grandmother, Myrtle Kirk, of Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Parson, route 2, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1971

 

LAMBERT, Nona Lee (Artrip)

1892-1971

Mrs. Nona Lee Lambert, 79, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, October 20, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Spruce Lick Church on route 1, Fort Gay with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Artrip Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born February 14, 1892, on route 1, Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Harmon and Mahalia Thompson Artrip. Survivors include her husband, Gobel B. Lambert; a son, James A. Lambert, of Seville, OH, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

MOORE, Ollie James

1915-1971

Ollie James Moore, 56, of Georgetown, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday at a Georgetown nursing home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at  2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Aspley officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born March 28,1915, at Charley, KY, he was a son of the late John S. and Fannie Hayes Moore. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a former teacher in the Lawrence County school system, was a Louisa merchant, a member of the American Businessmen's Club, and Royal Arch Masons, also served on City Council, Louisa. He was a resident of Georgetown for 16 years. During that time he served as Territorial Manager for Block Brothers Tobacco Company and was a member of the First Christian Church, Mt. Vernon Lodge, and the Georgetown Rotary Club. Survivors include the widow, Blanche Gambill Moore; a daughter, Miss Susan Elaine Moore at home; and a sister, Mrs. Lucian G. Ball, of Baltimore, MD. The body was removed to the chapel to lie in state one hour before the services. Pallbearers were E. E. Adams, Russell Dobyns, William Elkins, Leon Compton, Wayne Wooten and W. A. Patton. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

PATRICK, Carl

1908-1971

Carl Patrick, 63, route 1, Louisa, died at 1:30 a.m. October 20, at his residence following an illness of several weeks. Born March 21, 1908, in Louisa, he was a son of the late William and Lillie Hall Patrick. He was a member of the Bells Chapel Church on route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Bells Chapel Church with the Rev. Willie G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford and Mrs. Ellen Pigg, route 1, Louisa, four brothers, Lee Patrick of Ashland, Liss Patrick of Sandusky, OH, Fred Patrick, route 1, Louisa, and Frank Patrick, Newport, KY, and two half brothers, Mart Daniels of South Point and Willie Daniels of New Boston, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

SIMS, Beulah (Preece)

1918-1971

Mrs. Beulah Preece Sims, 53, of Cincinnati, OH, died Tuesday in a Cincinnati hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Preece Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born January 20, 1918, she was a daughter of the late H. G. and Ada Davis Preece. Survivors include the husband, Joe Sims; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Sturgill and Mrs. Clyde Nelson of Louisa; six brothers, W. H., H. Z., Edwin and Rudolph Preece of Louisa, and Everett Preece of Corydon, IN and Haskell Preece of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1971

 

SPARKS, Rose E.

1885-1971

Miss Rose E. Sparks, 86, of Akron, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday in an Akron hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bradley Gap Church at Yatesville with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery on Morgan's Creek. Born May 19, 1885, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Colby and Martha Chaffin Sparks. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Florence Williams of Beckley, WV and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1971

 

STEWART, Charles Hubert

Charles Hubert Stewart, 44, of Webbville, died Thursday, October 7 in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Smith Chapel Church at Webbville with the Rev. Luther Parker and the Rev.  James May officiating. Burial was in the Webbville Cemetery. Born September 8, 1927 at Webbville he was a son of Mrs. May Morris Stewart and the late Clyde Stewart. The body was at the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1971

 

VAUGHAN, Rose (Thornburg)

1893-1971

Mrs. Rose Thornburg Vaughan, 78, a well-known citizen of Louisa, was claimed by death Thursday morning October 7 in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Born in Richmond, VA, March 3, 1893, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Belle Gary Thornburg. She came with her parents to Huntington when a small child, where she remained until her marriage to John B. Vaughan, (deceased) in 1914. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Service Guild. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carl Hudson, Louisa, a granddaughter, Mrs. Herman  Edwards, a great granddaughter and two great grandsons of  Blanchester, OH; a sister, Mrs. Earl Branham of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefield, officiating. Mrs. Carolyn Hinkle Hale, sand favorite selection of the deceased. Pallbearers were James F. Moore, William Elkins, Andy York, W. R. Patton, Newman Roberts and Herb Sullivan. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1971

 

WEBB, Alma (Rucker)

Mrs. Alma Webb, 67, of route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, October 12, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Friendship Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born October 27, 1903, in Mingo Co., WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Della Fitzpatrick Rucker. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Marcum of Huntington, Mrs. Lynn Hargis of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Lionel Cole of Hiawatha, IA; three sons, John D. , James F. , and Walter, R. Webb, of route 5, a brother, Fred Rucker of route 2, Louisa, and 9 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 21, 1971

 

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BENARD, Grover C.

1892-1971

Grover C. Benard, 79, route 4, Louisa, died Saturday at his residence of an apparent heart attack. Born January 5,1892, at Fallsburg, he was a son of the late Jessie and Sarah Jordan Benard. He was a retired carpenter for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial was in the Benard Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Thursa Gillam Benard, three daughters, Mrs. Earl Burns of Ashland, Mrs. Roy Johnson of Grayson and Mrs. Paul R. Diamond of Flatwoods; three sons, Luther and Paul Benard both of Catlettsburg and Edgar Benard of Ashland; six sisters, Mrs. Ed Blankenship and Mrs. Lizzie Yates, both of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Judy O'Daniel, Mrs. Fred Stanley, Mrs. Mark Miller and Mrs. Frank Miller all of Catlettsburg, 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1971

 

BOOTH, Henry

1883-1971

Henry Booth, 88, of route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, November 17 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born June 23, 1888, in Martin County, he was a son of the late James and Virginia Mullett Booth He was a retired superintendent of Walbridge Compressor Station, Columbia Gas Company; a deacon of the Free Will Baptist Chruch and a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dixie Fields Booth; five daughters, Mrs. Irene Greene of Ashland, Mrs. Alma Branham of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Ruth Lawson of Dayton, Mrs. Gladys Scott of Huntington, and Mrs. Launa Stratton of Louisa; three sons, Everett Booth of Catlettsburg, Calvin Booth of St. Albans, WV, and Harold Booth of Charleston; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Young of Elkview, WV, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Free Will Baptist Church at Louisa with the Rev. Vernon barker and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the Heston Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jimmy Stratton, Gary Green, Russell Booth, Donald Booth, Charley Booth and Steve Lawson, all grandsons. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1971

 

BOWEN, Okey

1932-1971

Okey Bowen, 39, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday morning, October 28, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James H. Dillo officiating. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV. Born April 24, 1932, at Webb, he was a son of Mrs. Nancy Music Bowen and the late Chriss Bowen. He was a former brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a veteran of he Korean War and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Additional survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Charley Waller of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bert Waller of Findlay, OH, Mrs. William Northern of route 5, Louisa,  and Mrs. John Price of Huntington; four brothers, Westley and Charles Bowen of Fort Gay, Grover Bowen of Norfolk, VA and Randall Bowen of Catlettsburg, route 2. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1971

 

BURTON, Bonnie (McGuire)

1898-1971

Mrs. Bonnie McGuire Burton, 73, of Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born October 24, 1898, at Matewan, WV, she was a daughter of the late Lafe and Ida Louderback McGuire. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and the Betsy Ross Rebecca Lodge 95 of Louisa. Her husband, John B. Burton, Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Alonzo Burton of Flatwoods, KY and John B. Burton of Ashland; six grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971

 

CASTLE, Charles C.

1899-1971

Charles C. Castle, 72, of 433 Rice Ave., Louisa, died Monday of an apparent heart attack while driving at the Louisa by-pass. Born July 1, 1899, at Charley, he was a son of the late Jack and Betsy Bryant Castle. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM in Louisa. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eula Moore Castle; a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Rowe of Circleville, OH; a son, Glenn Castle of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa, with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. The Apperson Lodge conducted Masonic services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

CHAFFIN, William

1889-1971

William Chaffin, 82, of route 1, Rush, KY died Friday at 5:15 p.m. in an Ashland hospital. Born October 14, 1889, in Lawrence county, he was a son of the late John and Nancy Hicks Chaffin. He was a resident of Rush for 35 years and was a retired employee of the Kentucky Power Co.. His wife, Vergie May Chaffin, died in 1969. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Kilgore Methodist Church with the Rev. Orville Gullett and the Rev. Ellis Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery. Surviving are tow sons, Luther Chaffin of Summit and Lewis Chaffin of Ashland, route 3, three daughters, Mrs. Vannie Forbis and Mrs. Leona Griffith of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Thelma Ghee of route 1, Rush; and a brother, Lindsey Chaffin of Louisa, and 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body was at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971

 

CLARK, Maggie (Christian)

Mrs. Maggie Clark, 75, of route 3, Sabina, OH, died Tuesday morning at the Clifton Memorial Hospital, Sabina, following a two day illness. Her husband, Dallas Clark, preceded her in death in 1965. Survivors include a son, Emory Clark, route 3, Sabina; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three sisters, one of whom resides on Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Cynthia Burchett, two others, Mrs. Florine Hall of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Emma Castle, Portsmouth, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina. Burial will be in the Graceland Gardens at Mt. Repose, OH. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Christian of the Yatesville section of Lawrence county. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1971

 

COMPTON, Roland

1910-1971

Roland Compton, 60, of Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 4, 1910, he was a son of Mrs. Nolda Fannin Compton of Louisa and the late Kennis Compton. Additional survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Frank Fouts of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Aaron McMellon of Orlando, FL, Mrs. James Proffit of Richmond, VA and Mrs. James Downs of Flatwoods, KY; and two brothers, Jack and Frederick Compton of Orlando. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1971

 

HAYES, Goldie (Swann)

1893-1971

Mrs. Goldie Hayes, 78, of route 1, Louisa, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 11, after an extended illness. Born November 2, 1893, at Cordell, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ulysses S. and Phoebe Wilson Swann. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Roscoe Hayes, preceded her in death in 1961. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Henry Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Hayes family cemetery at Charley. Surviving are three sons, Otto and Fred Hayes, both of route 1, Louisa and Ray Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Robert Miller of Oak Hill, OH; three brothers, Julius Swann and Lockwood Swann, both of Oak Hill and Nelson Swann of route 1, Louisa, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 18,1971

 

HINKLE, Hulda (Castle)

1897-1971

Mrs. Hulda Castle Hinkle, 74, of Fort Gay W. VA, died Thursday, November 18 at the Elwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland following an extended illness. Born October 7, 1897, at Lowmansville, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary Brown Castle, and a member of the Charley United Baptist Church, and had been a resident of Fort Gay for the past 47 years. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 21, at the Charley United Baptist Church with Glenn Arrowood, Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Charley.

 Surviving are her husband Dewey Hinkle, three sons; D. M. Hinkle of Perrysville, Ohio, John Allen Hinkle of Loudonville, Ohio and Charley Hinkle of Crestline, Ohio, one daughter; Mrs. Ferba Castle of Ashville, Ohio, two brothers; John Castle and Hubert Castle, both of Fort Gay, W.VA, and two sisters; Mrs. Alka Lemaster of Louisa, and Mrs. Nolda Castle of Paintsville., 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1971

 

HOLT, Freelin

Freelin Holt, 94 of Athens, OH, a former resident of Ironton, died Monday November 1, in an Athens hospital. Born in Wayne county, WV, he was a son of the late D. H. and Stacy Webb Holt. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Old Pleasant Church on route 2, Fort Gay with the Rev. Charlie Thompson officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery there. Surviving are a son, William Holt, of Columbus; a half sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hitchcock of Orlando, FL, and three half brothers, Edward Artrip, Glenhayes, WV, Ora J. Artrip, route 1, Fort Gay, and Martin B. Artrip of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

HUNTER, Lonnie

1897-1971

Lonnie Hunter, 74, of Louisa, died Tuesday at a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in the Pinehill Cemetery. Born August 22, 1897, in Pike County, he was a so of the late James Calvin and Nancy Adkins Hunter. He was a retired crane operator. Survivors include the widow, Cora Curnutte Hunter; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1971

 

JORDAN, William Hall

1901-1971

William Hall Jordan, 69, Louisa, a former resident of Clarkston, MI, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born November 20, 1901 in Crum, WV, he was a son of the late C. C. and Mary Jane Adkins Jordan. Surviving are several sons and daughters. The body was returned to Clarkston for funeral services and burial Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

MCKENZIE, Frederick Lee

1971-1971

Frederick Lee McKenzie, infant son of Johnny Mack and Celia Preston McKenzie, of Louisa, died Thursday in a Louisa hospital. Additional survivors include a sister, Miss Tena Parsons, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Preston and Mr. and Mrs. Joe McKenzie, all of Louisa. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Bill Teems. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

PRESTON, Della (Compton)

1886-1971

Mrs. Della Preston, 85, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov. 11, in a local hospital.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa.  Born Feb. 24, 1885, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Catherine Boyd Compton.  A member of the Belle’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, she was preceded in death y her husband Ransome Preston, in 1961. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Pauline Young and Mrs. Legatha Short of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Dixon and Mrs. Gladys Condra of Fosterville, WV, Mrs. Clotine Stewart of Racine and Mrs. William Hall of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Raymond Preston of Louisa and Elwood Preston of Printer, WV; a brother, Frederick Compton of Richardson, KY; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a great, great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971

 

PRINCE, Nellie (Austin)

Mrs. Nellie Prince, 66, of Fallsburg, KY, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Perry and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 3, 1905, at Fallsburg, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Rosa Moore Austin. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Survivors include her husband, Luther L. Prince and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Billups of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971

 

RATLIFF, Fred

1907-1971

Fred Ratliff, 64, of Webb, WV, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Webb Community Church. Burial will be in the Copley Cemetery there. Born May 15, 1907, he was a son of the late James and Olive York Ratliff. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Bowen of route 2, Fort Gay, Miss Minnie Ratliff, at home, and Miss Jessie Ratliff of Kermit, WV, four sons, Fred, Floyd and Luster Ratliff, of route 1, Crum, and Lewis Ratliff at home; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Bowling of Glenhayes, WV, and Mrs. Frankie Frazier of Clifford, KY; and four brothers, Bob Ratliff of Columbus, OH, Gordon and Willard Ratliff of Ceredo and Bill Ratliff in Michigan. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971

 

RUNYON, Gabe

1889-1971

Gabe Runyon, 82, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Richardson, KY Chapel with the Rev. William Payne and the Rev. Willie Meade officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Born July 21, 1889, at Wayne, WV, he was a son of the late Andrew Runyon. He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Falson VanHoose Runyon of route 2, Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Ora Graves of Cleveland, OH; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Ollie Bowers, Cleveland, Mrs. Bennie Cook and Mrs. Clyde Gallagher of Route 2, Louisa, and Miss Pearl VanHoose of Olive Hill, KY, a son, Bruns Runyon of Huntington; a step son, Jesse VanHoose of Carlisle, OH; a brother, Andrew Runyon of Jackson, OH, 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the home of Bennie Cook on route 2, and removed to the church one hour before the funeral to lie in state. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1971

 

SAMMONS, Rae (Vaughan)

1910-1971

Mrs. Rae Vaughan Sammons, 61, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday in a Dayton, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Cherryville Baptist Church with the Rev. William Teems and the Rev. Charles Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Born July 14, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Elsie Bartlett Vaughan. Survivors include the husband, W. L. Sammons; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Collins and Mrs. Jane Ridenour of Dayton; four sons, Charles Sammons of Portland, OR, Winfred Sammons of Wheaton, MD, Carl Sammons of Danville, VA, and Jim Sammons of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth McHenry, Mrs. Mae Jordan and Mrs. Ethel Sammons of Louisa; and 20 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1971

 

SHORT, Wallace

1899-1971

Wallace Short, 71, Kermit, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday at a Louisa hospital. Born November 26, 1899, in Lawrence county, he was a son of the late William and Anna Vance Short. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ivory Evans Short; two sons, William Short of Denver, CO and Franklin Short of Kermit, WV; two daughers, Mrs. Oretha Murphey of Fremont, CA and Mrs. Louisa Mudd of Santa Ana, Ca; a brother, Robert Short of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. John Pack of Kermit; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Kermit First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Warfield Cemetery. The body was at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

SWETMAN, William F.

1898-1971

William F. Swetman of Edmore, MI passed away November 2. Mr. Swetman was born at Wilbur, KY June 12, 1898. He was the son of Oliver B.. Swetman and Lena Kise Swetman. He is survived by his mother, Lena, age 98, a daughter, Janet Peterson and three grandchildren, Bill, Jannie and Bobby all of Edmore. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Ivory (Hayes)

1905-1971

Mrs. Ivory Thompson, 65, of Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Barker and Rev. W. W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born October 31, 1905, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late Sterling and Emma Jane McComas Hayes. Her husband, Otha Thompson, died in June. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Carroll and tow sons, Randall and Gordon Thompson, all of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Catrell and Mrs. J.M. Walker of Ashland, KY, a brother, Ernest Hayes of Columbus, OH and 12 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1971

 

THOMPSON, Mary F. (Waddle)

1879-1971

Mrs. Mary F. Thompson, 92, of Louisa, died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Fannie Short of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Martin, KY Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery there. Born April 4, 1879, she was a daughter of the late James and Matilda Spradlin Waddle. Survivors include another sister, Mrs. Alice Spradlin of Williamsport, KY and a step sister, Mrs. Henry Booth in North Dakota. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home at Martin. Big Sandy News, November 18 1917

 

WALLER, John

1900-1971

John Waller, 71, died October 11, 1971, in a Veterans Hospital in Hampton, VA, after a long illness. Born June 2, 1900, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late James Wallen and Araminda Hughes Waller Daniels. Survivors include the widow, Alma, B. Waller of Fort Gay, WV, a daughter, Jo Waller of Washington, D. C. , a son Paul Edward Waller of San Antonio, TX; 4 grandchildren, a step brother, Thomas Daniels of Louisa, KY, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ulysses Grant Waller, preceded him in death in 1968 in Hampton, VA. Funeral services were held October 14, in Hampton and burial was in the Veterans Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1971

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BARRICK, Opal (Sagraves)

1906-1971

Mrs. Opal Sagraves Barrick, 65, former society of the Ashland Daily Independent and former resident of Louisa, died Thursday, December 23, in a Houston, TX hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. C. Dennis Harsh officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Born October 1, 1906 in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Laura France Sagraves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. (Gus) Barrick, C & O Railway employee, in 1964. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Sarver of Columbus, OH and Mrs. C. M. Garver of Houston, TX; a son, Fred Barrick of Baltimore, MD; and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1971

 

BRANHAM, Z. Taylor

1901-1971

Z. Taylor Branham, 70, of Catlettsburg, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Born November 8, 1901, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Ulysses and Henrietta Vinson Branham. He was a retired C & O conductor on the Big Sandy Division. He was a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 50 years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg and the Rev. Richard Chamberlin officiating. Burial was in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Willie Caines Branham, a son, Frank Taylor Branham of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Julia Anne Creswell of Catlettsburg, a brother, Millard Branham of West Palm Beach, Fl and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1971

 

BRITT, Nancy Loretta (Wellman)

1932-1971

Mrs. Nancy Loretta Britt, 30, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Monday at her home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Salt Petre Church on route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Wayne Wellman Cemetery. Born March 7, 1932, she was a daughter of Wayne and Clementine Dawson Wellman of route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors also include the husband, Nathan Britt, a daughter, Miss Betsy Britt; a son, Charles W. Britt, both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Lemaster of Huntington. She was a former employee of Owens-Illinois Glass Co., in Huntington. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1971

 

CAMPBELL, Laura Alice (Church)

1894-1971

Mrs. Laura Alice Campbell, 77, of Blaine, Wednesday, December 22, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Church of God at Blaine with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Born July 26, 1894, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Steele Church. She was a member of the Church of God at Blaine. Survivors include her husband, George Campbell, two daughters, Mrs. Berlin Kimbeler in Johnson County, KY, and Mrs. Hazel Griffith of Columbus, OH, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Parker of Williamson, WV, two brothers, Oscar Church of Sciotoville, OH and M. Church in Indiana and several grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1971

 

CURRY, Grace (Chapman)

1888-1971

Mrs. Grace Curry, 83, of 1047 Madison Avenue, Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, November 30, at her home. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, and a widow of Thomas Curry who died in 1956. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 2, by the Rev. R. A. Atkinson, and burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was a daughter of the late George Ed and Mary Branham Chapman. Survivors include a son, Gordon, Curry of Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Robert S. Barrett, Huntington, a sister, Mrs. G. K. Compton, St. Albans, WV, two brothers, F. T. and L. C. Chapman of Portsmouth, OH, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1971

 

GEARHART, Ima (Wilson)

1893-1971

Mrs. Ima Gearhart, 78, of 636 15th Street, Huntington, who died Sunday, December 19, in a Huntington hospital, was entombed in the Woodmere  Abbey of Remembrance after funeral services Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home there. Born May 23, 1893, at Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Garred and Mary Shannon Wilson. She and her husband, Creed Gearhart, who preceded her in death, formerly owned and operated the Gearhart Bakery on 3rdd Avenue. A son, Robert Gearhart, also preceded her in death. she was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and the Huntington Mother's Club. Survivors include a son, Creed Gearhart, Jr. of Highland Park,, IL; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Jones of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wellman, Mrs. Herb Skaggs and Mrs. Claude Wilson. The deceased was an aunt of Mr. Wayne Wilson and Mrs. Leo Wellman. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1971

 

HEABERLIN, Esther (Collinsworth)

1875-1971

Esther Collinsworth Heaberlin, 96, died Monday afternoon, December 13, in a Huntington hospital. The deceased, born January 15, 1875, at Whites Creek, KY, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collinsworth and was a member of the Highlawn Baptist Church, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Rollins Funeral Home and burial was in the Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include two sons, Cecil Heaberlin, of Huntington and Hobert Heaberlin of Matewan, NJ; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1971

 

HOOSER, Leona (Noble)

1889-1971

Mrs. Leona Hooser, 72, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, December 9, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born November 25, 1889, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Prudence Ball Noble. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James A. Hooser, Route 1 Fort Gay; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Pingalore of Miami, FL, Mrs. Betty Miller of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert Binton of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Benjamin Staley of Ceredo, WV; two sons, Leonard Hooser of Columbus and Heartsel Hooser of route 1, Prichard, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Akers of Chesapeake,, OH and Mrs. Ethel Riggs of Rittman, OH; four brothers, Luther Noble, Redding, CA, Basil Noble, Wadsworth, OH, Everett Noble, Ceredo, WV, and Robert Noble, Kenova; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1971

 

JOHNSON, Charlotte (Hinkle)

1912-1971

Mrs. Charlotte Hinkle Johnson, 59, of Richardson, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born September 3, 1912, at Richardson, she was a daughter of the late R. D. Jr., and Ethel Ward Hinkle. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald Sweeney of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Mrs. George L. Childers and Mrs. O. G. Sparks, both of Louisville; a brother, Lafe Hinkle of Richardson and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home wit the Rev. Alton Brown and the Rev. Pat Ed McDowell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1971

 

JOHNSON, Janet Ruth (Wooten)

Mrs. Janet Ruth Wooten Johnson, 32, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Lawrence county, KY, died Sunday, December 5. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman, KY. Born in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of Dexter Wooten and the late Rosie Scarberry Wooten. She had resided in Detroit for the past four years where she was employed by General Motors. Survivors include the husband, Robert Johnson, the father, Dexter Wooten; one daughter, Miss Deletha Thompson, and two sons, Curtis Thompson and Michael Thompson, all of Detroit, 8 sisters, Mrs. Emily Ward of Norwalk, OH, Mrs. Clara Davis of Ashland, OH, Mrs.  Louise Wallace, Toledo, OH, Mrs. Charlotte Frazier and Mrs. Barbara Baldwing, both of Columbus, OH; Mrs. Mary E. Ray and Mrs. Sarah Larkin of Detroit and Mrs. Alice O'Brien of California; and one brother, Floyd Wooten of Ashland, OH. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

LAMPERT, Emma Mae

1945-1971

Miss Emma Mae Lampert, 36, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Born June 23, 1945, she was a daughter of William Lewis Lampert and the late Lucille Frasher Lampert. A member of the United Methodist Church, she owned and operated Emma Mae's Beauty Shop at Fort Gay. Survivors include the step mother, Mrs. W. Lewis Lampert; two sisters, Mrs. Zona Frasher or route 1, Fort Gay and Miss Patty Jo Lampert at home. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

MOORE, Flora (Gillum)

1904-1971

Mrs. Flora Gillum Moore, 67, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Freeman Justice and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born December 9, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Zack and Dora Hicks Gillum. Her husband, Harrison Moore, died in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Warren Tomlin, of Columbus, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Delbert VanHorn and Mrs. Walter Rickman, of route 2, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Cynthia Presley of route 1, Rush and Mrs. Lucille Boggs of Louisa, a brother, Charlie Gillum of route 1, Catlettsburg; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1971

 

NELSON, Lula Belle (Hickman)

1896-1971

Mrs. Lula Belle Nelson, 75, of Louisa, was dead on arrival Sunday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Snyder and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born June 11, 1896, at Louisa, route 1, she was a daughter of the late Mose and Millie Pack Hickman. She was a retired owner of Lula Belle's Restaurant here. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Bradley of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Ira Stevens of Louisa; three sons, Delbert and Johnny A. Nelson of Columbus, OH and Marvin P. Nelson of Louisa; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1971

 

PIGG, Arbie

1888-1971

Arbie Pigg, 83 of Louisa, died Thursday, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born June 20, 1888, at Busseyville, KY, he was a son of the late Bill and Lou Diamond Pigg. He was a World War I veteran. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Francis Young Pigg, a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Pigg Hewlett of Hilliard, OH, two sons, Wayne Pigg of Marion, OH and Billy Ed Pigg of Louisa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

PORTER, Linsey

1890-1871

Linsey Porter, 81, of route 1, Webbville, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Little Fork (KY) United Baptist church with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. Born December 3, 1890at Webbville, he was a so of the late James and Sarah McDavid Porter. He was a World War I veteran and a retired farmer. Survivors include 10 nephews and 4 nieces. The body was taken from the Malone Funeral Home at Grayson to the home of a niece, Mrs. Jessie Porter of Bruin, KY and was removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

RATLIFF, Butler

1891-1971

Butler Ratliff, 80, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Raney Hatfield officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born May 12, 1891, at Ransom, KY, he was a son of the late William and Phoebe New Ratliff He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edgar Benard and Mrs. David Back, both of Ashland, KY and Mrs. J. C. Scott of Frankfort, I; four sons, Okey Ratliff of Fort Gay, Henry Ratliff of Ashland, Ishmael Ratliff of Louisville, CO, and Archie Ratliff, Wyandotte, MI; a sister, Mrs. Bob Ross, Akron, OH; two brothers, Chester Ratliff of Fort Gay and Fred Ratliff of Reed, Y; 28 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

SPARKS, Hewey T.

1901-1971

Hewey T. Sparks, 70, of Martha, KY, died Tuesday November 30 in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church. burial was in the Sparks family cemetery at Martha. Born March 1, 1901, in Elliott County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Tabathia Ramey Sparks. He was a retired pumper for Ashland Oil, Inc. and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Emma lee Scaggs Sparks; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Edwards of Waverly, OH, five brothers, Billy Sparks, Dearborn, MI, Robert R. Sparks, Greenup, KY, Mart Sparks, Martha, Novil Sparks, Grove City, OH, and Ora Sparks, Plain City, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Ella Gilliam, Isonville, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Gilliam and Mrs. Rena Gilliam, Mazie, KY; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1971

 

SPILLMAN, John Wise

1891-1971

John Wise Spillman, 80, of route 1, Webbville, KY, died Monday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the residence with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in the Spillman Cemetery near there. Born June 26, 1891, he was a son of the late John and Nan Berry Spillman. He was a retired farmer and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Spillman. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Adkins of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Walter Parsons, of Webbville and Mrs. Arnold Evans of Worthington, OH; 7 sons, James and Watt Spillman of route 1 Webbville, Roscoe Spillman of Louisa, Star Route, George Spillman of Sandy Hook, Orville Spillman of rout e4, Louisa, Ott Spillman of Webbville and Luther Spillman of Unionville, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Dewey Diamond of Louisa Star Route, Mrs. Johnny Diamond, of Louisa, Mrs. Charlie Sparks, Waterloo, OH and Mrs. Jettie Pennington of route 3, Louisa, two brothers, Lee Spillman of route 3 Louisa, and Lindsey Spillman of route 4, Louisa; 40 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1971

 

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