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ADKINS, Sarah (Hunter)

1884-1972

Mrs. Sarah Hunter Adkins, 87, of route 4, Louisa, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a Louisa hospital following an illness of one month. Born December 6, 1884, at Denton, she was a daughter of the late Billy and Rachel Coffee Hunter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Trinity church. route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Coburn Cemetery on East Fork. Survivors include a son, Charley Stumbo in Arizona; a son in law, Joe Daniels, of route 4, Louisa, with whom she made her home and a granddaughter. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

BOGGS, Amanda (Boggs)

1883-1972

Mrs. Amanda Boggs, 88, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, January 19, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the First Church of God at Martha, KY. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Born February 13, 1883, she was a daughter of the late James and Susan Boggs. Survivors include a son, Raymond Boggs of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Mona Davis of Mount Airy, NC, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

BURTON, William

1901-1972

William Burton, 70, Ulysses, died Monday in a Louisa hospital following a brief illness. Born November 17, 1901, in Ulysses, he was a son of the late Milt and Julia Castle Burton. He was a retired postmaster at Ulysses and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sophie Skaggs Burton; a sister, Mrs. Alma Lowe, of Chillicothe, OH and a brother, Charley Burton of Urbana, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Walnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. The body has been taken to the residence where friends may call from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1972

 

CARDWELL, Charles A.

1905-1972

Charles A. (Toots) Cardwell, 66, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday in a Titusville, FL hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery on rout 1, Fort Gay. Born November 14, 1905, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Beulah Simpson Cardwell. He was an automobile mechanic and a retired member of the Wayne County school board. He was a member of Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 of Fort Gay. Surviving are the widow, Jean Thompson Cardwell of Titusville; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Bartram of Titusville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Rex Christian of Huntington;  a sister, Miss Cora Cardwell of Fort Gay and a half sister, Miss Jeanie Cardwell of Mayodan, NC. Graveside Masonic rites were performed by Vinson Lodge 66, of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

CLAY, William Albert

1891-1972

William Albert Clay, 80, of route 5, Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mount Olive Church on route 5, with the Rev. Sherman McGowan and the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery on route 5. Born May 14, 1891, on route 5, Louisa, he was a son of the late Jim and Emma Spurlock Clay. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Nora Cox Clay; five daughters, Mrs. Mollie Perry of Louisa, Mrs. Fred Spurlock of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Lon Daniels of Webbville, KY, Mrs. Virgie Pack of Wayne, WV and Miss Maude Clay, at home; five sons, Walter, Billy and John Paul Clay of route 5, Louisa, and James Clay of route 1, Louisa; a brother, Solomon Clay of Allen, KY; 37 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

DIAMOND, Covington G.

1894-1972

Covington G. Diamond, 77, of Star Route, Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park at Huntington. Born April 6, 1894, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Ben and Elizabeth Morrison Diamond. He was a retired miner and World War I veteran. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Hattie Sparks Diamond; two sons, Emmett Diamond of Grand Prairie, TX and Harold Diamond of Louisville, KY and nine grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

FERGUSON, Ada (Noble)

1899-1971

Mrs. Ada Noble Ferguson, 72, of 1701 Franklin Avenue, Huntington, WV a former resident of Louisa, died Tuesday, December 28, in a Huntington Hospital following a long illness. Born February 9, 1899, at Ansted, WV, she was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington, and a 50 year  member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a retired practical nurse. Her husband, Charles Ferguson, died in 1937. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Cavendish-Johnson Mortuary, with Dr. Woodrow Clark officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Survivors include two sons, Charles Ferguson of Huntington and Carroll Ferguson of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Laughlin of Lincoln Park, NJ, two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Bryant of New Brunswick, NJ and Mrs. Fannie Dempsey of Ansted, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

HAMMOND, Nannie (Hargis)

1888-1972

Mrs. Nannie Hammond, 83, of route 3, Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arch Thompson and Rev. Walter Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Hammond Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born March 21, 1888, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Robinette Hargis. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and the widow of Jay Hammond, who died in 1950. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Virgil Hanshaw of Louisa, Mrs. W. E. Brown of Radford, VA and Mrs. Leslie Fry of Tampa, FL; two sons, Gordon Hammond of Columbus, OH and Nathan Hammond of Huntington, 26 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1972

 

HICKMAN, Ulysses Grant

1884-1971

Ulysses Grant (Liss) Hickman, 87, of Louisa, died Wednesday, December 29, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 15, 1884, he was a son of the late Zack and Lydia Austin Hickman. His wife, Ella Vanhoose Hickman, died in 1968. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Alley of Pikeville, KY; a sister, Mrs. Polly Roseberry of Ironton, OH and a brother, Zack Hickman of Ironton. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Loge held services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

JOBE, Edgar Milton

1907-1972

Edgar Milton Jobe, 64, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, January 12, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Jobe Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born in Lawrence County, June 11, 1907, he was a son of the late Samuel and Nora Sparks Jobe. Surviving are three children, and an aunt, Mrs. Flora Williams of Beckley, WV and several cousins. He was a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cobe Sparks of Yatesville, KY, pioneer settlers. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1972

 

JONES, James Edward

1914-1972

James Edward Jones, Jr., 57, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday at work of an apparent heart attack. Born November 1, 1914, on route 4, Louisa, he was a son of the late James E. and Ollie Caines Jones. He was a carpenter for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway on the Big Sandy Division. He was a member of the Green Hill Lodge 525, F & AM. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Family cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Survivors are the widow, Louvada Skeens Jones; four daughters, Mrs. Paul F. Moore of Russellville, Ark., Mrs. William A. Elkins, Jr., of Louisa, Mrs. John P. Hogston of Flatwoods, KY, and Miss Sandra Kay Jones of Washington, D. C. ; a son, Sgt. 1 C Wayne A. Jones, with the Army in Germany; six sisters, Mrs. W. H. McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. W. G. Crutchfield of San Diego, CA, Mrs. R. A. Lucas of Heath, OH, Mrs. D. W. Hosack of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Elmer A. Irby, Jr., of South Point, OH and Miss Frances Jones of route 4 Louisa, a brother, Wayne Henry Jones of Browns Mills, NJ and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1972

 

PENNINGTON, David

1892-1972

David Pennington, 79, of 322 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Tuesday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born November 18, 1892, in Elliott County, KY, he was a son of the late Dan and Mary Hicks Pennington. He was a farmer and retired road construction worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, a World War I veteran and a member of the DAV in Louisa. Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth Johnson Pennington and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

ROSE, Lucinda (Wellman)

1907-1972

Mrs. Lucinda Rose, 64, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, January 13, in a Louisa hospital after a two week illness. Born October 21, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Tennie Miller Wellman. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa. Her husband, Joe Rose, died in 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Hurley of Wayne, MI; seven sons, Milton Rose of route 1, Louisa, Tommy and Billy Ray Rose of route 1, Fort Gay, Russell Rose of Plain City, OH, Don Rose of Columbus, OH, Jack Rose with the Air Force in Vietnam and Hosea Rose at home; five brothers, Noah, Herbert, Hosea and Anderson Wellman of Columbus and Roy Wellman of Belcher, KY; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1972

 

SHORTRIDGE, Pamela Sue

1957-1972

Miss Pamela Sue Shortridge, 14, died at 7 a.m. Monday at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Johnson, of route 2, Catlettsburg, following an extended illness. born June 12, 1957, in Louisa, she was a daughter of Robert Lee and Carol Sue Shortridge of Columbus. She was a ninth-grade student at Louisa High School. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Collinsworth Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her parents and maternal grandparents, are a brother, Charles Anthony Shortridge of Columbus and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Irene Shortridge of route 4, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

SPARKS, Lonnie

Lonnie Sparks, 67, of Webbville, KY, died Monday in an Ashland, KY hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Little Fork Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Webbville. Born April 12, 1904, he was a son of Mrs. Martha Stevens Sparks and the late George Sparks. He was a former mail carrier and farmer. Survivors also include three sons, Charles Sparks of Springfield, OH, Vernon Sparks of Jamestown, OH, and Roy Sparks of Webbville; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Gainer of Columbus, OH, and Miss Janet Sparks of Webbville, three brothers, George Sparks of Webbville, Bert Sparks of Ashland and Bill Sparks of Webbville; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Savage, Mrs. Mae Pennington and Mrs. Lisse Wells of Webbville and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, January 27,1 972

 

THOMPSON, George Allen

1881-1971

The Rev. George Allen Thompson, of route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday, December 29, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Smith Chapel Church (Point section), with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born September 15, 1881, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late William and Jeanette Thompson. He was a retired pastor and formerly was a tollkeeper on the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge. His wife, Anna Justice Thompson, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert Sword of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Macon Chambers of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Bernard Spencer of route 5, Louisa, two sons, Thomas B. Thompson of Prestonsburg, KY and Edgel Paul Thompson of Ashland, KY; 10 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Jennie (Thompson)

1894-1972

Mrs. Jennie Thompson, 77, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, January 6, at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Salt Petre Community Church with the Rev. Dick Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Born September 3, 1894, at Louisa, KY, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Effie Rice Thompson. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred Thompson, two daughters, Mrs. Effie Hardwick of Fort Gay and Miss Mavis Thompson, of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Ida Reynolds of Stone, KY; three brothers, John L. Thompson of Man, WV, Wade Thompson of New Canton, VA and Thomas Rice of Williamson, WV and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1972

 

THOMPSON, John Henry

1902-1972

John Henry Thompson, 69, of route 1, Wayne, WV, died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Wilson Chapel on Mill Creek with the Rev.. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Cassidy Cemetery on Jones Branch. Born August 15, 1902, he was a son of the late John and Martha Stratton Thompson. A retired farmer, he is survived by two sons, Paul Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2, and Roy Thompson of Wayne, route 1; three daughters, Mrs. Delsie Mills in Indiana, and Mrs. Thelma Thompson and Mrs. Elvie Thompson of Fort Gay; two brothers, Wayne and Charles Thompson of Fort Gay, route 2, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Walker of Wayne, route 1 and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

VANHOOSE, Lizzie (Boyd)

1894-1972

Mrs. Lizzie VanHoose, 78, of Lowmansville, KY, died Wednesday, January 19, at home after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the home with the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery at Lowmansville. Born March 2, 1894, at Lowmansville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Katie Daniels Boyd. Her husband, Oscar VanHoose, died in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chester Green of Lowmansville; two sons, Hercie and Kellam VanHoose of Lowmansville; seven grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

WELLMAN, Raymond

1916-1972

Raymond Wellman, 55, of route 1, Louisa (Busseyville), died Wednesday, January 19, at home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Daniels and the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born June 8, 1916, at Mattie, KY, he was a son of Mary Matilda Cyrus Wellman and the late Fred Harrison Wellman. He was construction foreman of Ashland Asphalt Paving Co., Additional survivors include the widow, Mary Seagraves Wellman; a daughter, Mrs. Freida Julien of Los Angeles, CA; two sons, Leonard Wellman of Mansfield, OH and Dr. Lawrence Wellman of Lexington, OH, a brother Roy Elmer Wellman of Columbus, OH, a sister, Mrs. Garnett Haley of Phoenix, AZ, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

 

WHEELER, Charlie

1885-1972

Charlie Wheeler, 86, of 316 Powhattan Street, Louisa, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in a local hospital after an illness of two months. Mr. Wheeler was born April 12, 1885, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Wilson Wheeler. He was a retired employee of the Warfield Gas Co., and a member of the Christian Church of Louisa, His wife, Mrs. Bertha Robinson Wheeler, preceded him in death in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rurie Smith of Louisa; a son, Russell Wheeler, Louisa; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jerry Merritt of Grundy, VA and Mrs. Warren Clevenger, of Louisa, four great grandchildren and a brother, Dave Wheeler of Fort Gay. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Snyder, Rev. Lowell Langefeld and Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1972

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ADAMS, Bessie (Bryant)

1897-1972

Mrs. Bessie Adams, 74, of Louisa, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born August 28, 1897, at Cordell, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Louisa Estep Bryant. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Rance Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Adkins, of Fort Gay; five grandchildren, Randell Diamond of Norwood, OH, S/Sgt. Paul Adkins and S/Sgt. Bobby Adkins, both with the U. S. Army in Germany, Mrs. Mary Hensley of St. Petersburg, FL and Mrs. Larry Crabtree of Fort Gay and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

ADAMS, Dave

1894-1972

Dave Adams, 77, Kingston, OH, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at Chillicothe Hospital Funeral services were conducted for the retired farmer at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Morton Dibble officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The so of Laburn and Barbara Carter Adams, he was born April 15, 1894, at Irad, KY (This county). He was married to Georgia Wellman who died in October 1961. He was remarried to Ruby Pennington Porter who survives. Also surviving are a son, David C. Adams, of Columbus, a stepson, Homer W. Watson, Lakeland, FL; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Marie Kerns, Kingston, Mrs. Evelyn ????, route 1, Chillicothe, Mrs. Ruth Lingo, Circleville, and Mrs. Lillian Easter, Williamsport, OH; 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Laura Arrington, Norfolk, VA and a brother Rance Adams, Louisa, KY. He was preceded in death by three children, four sisters and a brother. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

BELOPUCH, Virgie (Blair)

1905-1972

Mrs. Virgie Belopuch, 66, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Oil Spring, KY Cemetery. Born May 21, 1905, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Conley Blair. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Alex Belopuch; three daughters, Mrs. Bill Jordan, of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Victoria Pigg of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Ivan Caudill of Landville, KY; a son, John Henry Boggs of Plain City, OH; two sisters, Mrs. William Hughes of East Point, KY and Mrs. Josie Crace of Prestonsburg, KY; two brothers, Virgil and Verlie Blair of Prestonsburg; and 21 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1972

 

BORDERS, W. S.

W. S. (Bill) Borders, 69, Las Vegas, NV, died Saturday in Las Vegas following an extended illness. He was born in Lawrence County and resided in Ashland for several years. Mr. Borders moved to Nevada in 1939. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Webb Borders; a daughter, Myrom Borders of Las Vegas; three half brothers, Oscar Ball of Phoenix, AZ, Edward Ball of Las Vegas, and Nile Ball of Louisa and a sister, Maxine of Las Vegas. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Palms Funeral Home in Las Vegas. Burial was in Las Vegas. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

CRUTCHER, Paul H.

1895-1972

Paul H. Crutcher, 76, a well-known resident of Louisa, passed away Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in a local hospital following an illness of five months. Born March 4, 1895, he was a son of the late John B. and Rose Castle Crutcher, prominent citizens of Louisa. He was active in church and missionary work and was a member of the Church of God. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager and Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Tilson and Mrs. Otto Clegg of Louisa and Mrs. Paul Newsome of Dunbar, WV; three brothers, Mack Crutcher, Salem, VA, Tom Dick Crutcher, Ashland, and Jack Crutcher of Louisa and three nephews. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after 1 p.m. today (Thursday). Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

CRUTCHFIELD, Clarence M.

Mr. Clarence M. Crutchfield, 79, of Louisa, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening at Lane's Rest Home, Nicholasville, KY, following an extended illness. A retired merchant, he was a son of the late L. M. and Alice Anderson Crutchfield, of Garrard County, KY. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class, Louisa, and also a member of Hart Lodge 61, F & AM at Nicholasville. He was preceded in death by his wife several years ago. Survivors include one son, W. G. Crutchfield, a retired Navy man, of San Diego, Ca; one grandson, W. G. Crutchfield, Jr., San Diego; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Johns and Mrs. Lula Peel, both of Nicholasville and two great granddaughters. Funeral rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Best and West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld, Pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, and a former pastor , Rev. Walter Lee Arnold, now of Lexington, KY officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

CURNUTTE, Bessie Lee

1891-1972

Bessie Lee Curnutte, 81, of Louisa, died at 9 p.m. Monday in a Paintsville, KY nursing home after an extended illness. Born June 1, 1891, at route 2, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late George and Louise Robinson Curnutte. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bob Chaffin, Hinton, WV; one sister, Mrs. Effie Curnutte, Prestonsburg, KY; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

CURNUTTE, W. B.

1879-1972

The Rev. W. B. Curnutte, 93, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Marcus Suttle, the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 12, 1879, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Boone and Mary Workman Curnutte. He was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church for 10 years. Surviving are the widow, Gertrude Curnutte; a half brother, Charles Workman of Pickerington, OH and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

FITCH, Arbie

1909-1972

Arbie Fitch, 62, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the home of Milton Fitch on route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Born March 22, 1909, he was a son of the late Milton and Millissa Fitch. He was a coal miner and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dixie Muncy Fitch; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Milton Fitch; two sisters, Mrs. Tina Austin of Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Frank Boyd of route 2, Louisa, a brother, Andy Fitch of Lancer, KY and 5 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

GRAHAM, Berta (Cooper)

1885-1972

Mrs. Berta Graham, 87, of Cherokee, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Graham Cemetery at Cherokee. Postmistress at Cherokee for 45 years before retiring, Mrs. Graham was born February 14, 1885, a daughter of the late John S. and Frances Chaffin Cooper. Her husband, was the late L. W. Graham. Survivors include a son, Woodrow Graham of Cherokee, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

GRUBB, Oscar

1907-1972

Oscar Grubb, 64, of Circleville, OH, died suddenly at 5 p.m. Friday, January 28, while driving home from work. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, July 29, 1907, a son of the late Willie and Hester Wellman Grubb. He was a Chief of Occupational Therapy at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital and a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Circleville, OH. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Glenn Grubb; one sister, Mrs. H. G. Harmon of Columbus, and three brothers, Arville of Louisville, KY, Arden of Louisa and Lindsey of Ashland, KY. Funeral services were conducted at the Defenbaugh Funeral Home, Circleville, OH at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Carl Zehner officiating. Burial was in Forest Cemetery at Circleville. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

HAGER, Maxine

1922-1972

Mrs. Maxine Hager, 49, a Louisa business woman, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Born September 21, 1922, at Louisa, she was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of Louisa and the late Frank Wallace. She and her husband operated Charles Radio-TV Shop here. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge, and secretary of the Ashland Gun Club. Other survivors include the husband, Charles Hager and a sister, Mrs. Frank James, Jr., of Pearlsburg, VA. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

HALE, Clarence

1891-1972

Clarence Hale, 80, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, February 2, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery. Born December 24, 1891, on route 1, Louisa, he was a son of the late Ira and Eunice Thompson Hale. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nora Holbrook of Louisa; two sons, Doug and Ira Hale of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. George of Ulysses, KY, Mrs. Drusie Laney of Catlettsburg, KY and Mrs. Belva Cundiff of Washington Court House, OH; two brothers, Ira Hale, route 1, Louisa and Bill Hale, Adams, KY and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

HAYES, Thomas

1877-1972

Thomas Hayes, one of Louisa and Lawrence County's elderly citizens, succumbed early Thursday morning at the General Hospital following a short illness. The 94 year old citizen was stricken at his home on Saturday, February 5, and afterwards removed to the hospital where he remained until death. A son of the late Allen and Julia Carter Hayes, early families of the Yatesville section, he was a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church, and a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Hayes married Mary Jane Short, who preceded him in death on November 24, 1951. A pioneer in the oil venture in Lawrence County and other areas, he opened the Yatesville-Busseyville filed and the Maggie Stump wells, also was instrumental in promoting the Martha-Keaton fields. He is credited discovering the first oil in the Berea grit here as early as 1914. He pursued the oil industry until ill health overtook him and he had to retire close at home, until his last illness, a stroke. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus, a nephew of the deceased, officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Chatfield of Collingswood, NJ and Mrs. O. J. Short, Louisa; five grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Riggs, La Canada, CA, R. H. Chatfield, Jr., Nashville, TN, Hugh Chatfield, Louisa, and John Short of Knoxville, TN and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were: R. H. Chatfield, Jr., David Rice, Bill Short, Blaine Ball, James Marcum and Bert Hayes. The body was removed from the funeral home to the chapel to lie in state one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

HILL, Minnie (Holt)

1881-1972

Mrs. Minnie Holt Hill, 90, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Wednesday, February 16, in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Salt Petre Community Church on route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Hattie Craft officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Born November 19, 1881, on route 2, Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Rebecca See Holt. She was a member of the Wilson Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, William Thomas Hill, died in 1946. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lanham and Mrs. Louise Noe of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Ruby Draudt of Obetz, OH; five sons, Robert H. Hill of Savannah, GA, Herbert Hill of Mansfield, OH, John F. Hill, of Ashland, KY, Ralph Hill and Charles L. Hill, of Fort Gay; a brother, Mike Holt of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Peters, of Pasadena, CA; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

HOLBROOK, Viola (Miller)

1923-1972

Mrs. Viola Miller Holbrook, 48, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Isaac Chapel on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was born December 2, 1923, a daughter of Harrison Miller of Columbus, OH and the late Emma Thompson Miller. Other survivors include her husband, Arthur Holbrook; three daughters, Mrs. Delana Poole of Outville, OH and Misses Diana and Lula Mae Holbrook of Fort Gay; four sons, Ronald Holbrook of Terre Haute, IN and Edgar, Arthur and Melvin Holbrook of Fort Gay; three brothers, Stanley, Wendell and Elden Miller and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Davis and Mrs. Paula Goodwill, all of Columbus. arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

ISAAC, Martin

1914-1972

Martin Isaac, 57, of Fort Gay route 2, WV, died Wednesday, February 9, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Mill Creek Church of God on route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery there.  Born May 19,1914, he was a son of the late William and Hattie Music Isaac. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Felix Diamond, of route 2 Catlettsburg, Mrs. Irene Robinson of route 1, Fort Gay and Misses Elsie, Ruth Ann and Esther Robinson at home; seven sons, Martin Isaac, Jr., of route 2, Fort Gay, William Isaac of route 1, Crum, WV, Richard, Leonard and Arby Isaac of route 1, Radnor, WV, Oscar and Charles Isaac at home; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Adkins, Mrs. Jerry Thompson, Mrs. Carl Hunt, Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Ernie Shannon of Mansfield, OH; two brothers, James and Ray Isaac of Mansfield and 9 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Willard Pratt on route 2 Fort Gay from the Young Funeral Home and removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

JACKSON, Albert

1922-1972

Albert A. Jackson, 49, of Williamsport, OH, was dead on arrival Tuesday noon, January 25, at Fayette Memorial Hospital. His death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Jackson, a retired carpenter, had been in ill health for a long period. He was born in Ashland, KY, August 30, 1922, the son of Thomas and Anna Salyers Jackson. He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U. S. Army in North Africa and Italy. He was wounded in action at Cassino, Italy in February, 1944. He went to Williamsport in 1953 and became a member of the Heber Lodge No. 501 F & AM in 1963 and Johnson Miner Post 618 American Legion. He was also a member of Royal Arch Masons at St. Paris, OH. Surviving are his widow, Wanda Lee Kelly Jackson; two sons, Shannon, of Springfield, OH and Arthur Ray at home; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Mae Adams and Mrs. Carolyn Fennekin, both of Williamsport; his mother, Mrs. Anna Jackson, also of Williamsport; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Clonch of Carroll, OH, Mrs. Marie Laughlin of Canal Winchester, OH and Mrs. Myrtle Case of Columbus and Mrs. Cora Young of Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 27 from the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, New Holland, OH, with burial in Springlawn Cemetery, Masonic services were held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

JORDAN, Jay C.

1920-1972

Jay C. Jordan, 51, of Webbville, route 1, died Thursday, February 10, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Irish Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Crabtree officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Adams, KY. Born November 15, 1920 in Lawrence County he was a son of the late Charlie and Zerry Daniels Jordan. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Jane Scarberry of Amanda, OH, and Mrs. Ivory Siders of Columbus, OH and two brothers, Earl Jordan, Webbville and Johnny Jordan, of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

JORDON, Merzie (Estep)

1899-1972

Mrs. Merzie Jordon, 72, of Adams, KY, died Friday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Kay Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Low Gap Cemetery at Adams. Born December 9, 1899, at Adams, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Katherine France Estep. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Arlie Jordon, Sr., three daughters, Mrs. Philip Lyon and Mrs. Kermit Ward of Ashland, and Mrs. Clyde Carter of Adams; three sons, Arlie Jordon, Jr., of Adams, Jay Jordon of Blaine, KY and Edgil Jordon of Adams, a brother Jay Estep, of Ashland, 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

JUSTICE, Lillian Ethel (McKenzie)

1911-1972

Mrs. Lillian Ethel Justice, 60, of Louisa, died Wednesday, January 19, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Justice Funeral Home at Pikeville. Burial was in the Anna Young Cemetery there. Born December 7, 1911, at West Liberty, KY, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Josie Roland McKenzie. Survivors include the husband, Freeman Justice; a daughter, Miss Donna Rose Justice, at home, two sons, Ronald Justice of Crestwood, KY and Freeman Justice, Jr. of Springfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Blevins of Perrysburg, OH, Mrs. Charles Hurt, in Florida, Mrs. Curtis Justice of route 1, Elkhorn City, KY, and Mrs. Eli Wallace of Jenkins, KY and three grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, and was taken to the Justice Funeral Home Thursday. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

KAZEE, Susie

1893-1972

Susie Kazee, 78, of Louisa died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born February 27, 1893, in Elliott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late George and Salina Kitchen Kazee. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Hensley cemetery, Webbville, KY. Survivors include 2 cousins, Mrs. Martha Boggs, Louisa, and Mrs. Mary L. Boggs, Oak Hill, OH. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

KINNER, Christopher Wayne

1972-1972

Christopher Wayne Kinner, infant son of Billy Gene and Julia Lenore Williams Kinner of route 2 Catlettsburg, was dead at birth, Friday in a Louisa hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Billy Joe Kinner at home; two sisters, Cheryl Ann and Lenore Jean Kinner, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr.. and Mrs. Green Kinner of route 2, Catlettsburg, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen McGraw of San Antonio, TX and the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Julia Click of Ashland. Graveside services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Cemetery on Bear Creek by the Rev. Austin Fields. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

MCKINSTER, Earl E.

1908-1972

Earl E. McKinster, 64, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday at 9:30 a.m. in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Born January 20, 1908, he was a son of the late John and Sarah Moore McKinster. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the McKinster Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Spencer McKinster; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Arms, rout 1, Louisa, two sons, Marvin McKinster of Columbus, OH and Charles McKinster, route 1, Louisa; one sister Mrs. Ruby Moore, route 3, Louisa, and three brothers, Claude McKinster, route 1, Louisa, Clyde McKinster, route 3, Louisa, and Mayo McKinster, Columbus; and 6 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Thursday (today) Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

MILLER, Dixie Mae (Maynard)

1904-1972

Mrs. Dixie Mae Miller, 65, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Born March 6, 1904, at Clifford, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Molly Maynard. Survivors include the husband, James Miller; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Adams, of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Herbert Pack of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Charles Rice of Mabee, MI, and Mrs. Enoch Dys???? of Allendale, MI; a son, James Miller of route 2, Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Arch Thompson and Mrs. Renda Reed of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Lee Williams of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Hampton Bowen of route 5, Louisa; a brother, John Maynard of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

PACK, Dewey

1893-1972

Dewey Pack, 73, of Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born June 5, 1893, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late George and Nancy Maynard Pack. A member of the First Baptist Church, he was a retired merchant and former auto-dealer, grocer and contractor. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cora Maynard Pack; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. McManis of Birmingham, AL, and Mrs. John H. Logan of Bowling Green, KY; four brothers, John and Ossie Pack of Darien, GA, Ezra and Jesse Pack of Marmet, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Collins of Logan, WV and Mrs. Monroe Young of Louisa, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

PAGE, Bruce

1914-1972

Bruce Page, 58, a native of Louisa, died Monday night at his home in Miami, FL, following an extended illness. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Page, of Louisa he was born November 1914. Funeral services and interment was made in Miami. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Frazier, Miami, a son, Jerry Page, at home, and a brother, John Page, of Louisa, He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Ben Page. All four brothers, at one time or another, were barbers in Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

RATCLIFFE, Etta (Frazier)

1885-1972

Mrs. Etta M. Ratcliffe, 86, of Clifford, died at the residence of a son, Tuesday, following an extended illness. Mrs. Ratcliffe was born June 22, 1885, in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late James and Sula Frazier. Her husband, William Ratcliffe, preceded her in death in 1948. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Mt. Olive Church with the Rev. Sherman McGown officiating. Burial will be in the Ratcliffe Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lou Hall of Louisa, Mrs. Dollie Maynard of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Jerry Pettit of Columbus; two sons, James A. Ratcliffe of Clifford and Dan Ratcliffe of Glenhayes; 19 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

REED, Eula (Crabtree)

1927-1972

Mrs. Eula Reed, 44, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. born June 25, 1927, she was a daughter of the late John Crabtree and Lucy Crabtree Diamond of route 3, Louisa. Survivors also include the husband, Wayne Reed, two brothers, Leo and John Crabtree of Louisa; three half brothers, George Diamond of Louisa, Kenneth and James Diamond of Columbus and three half sisters, Mrs. Irene Diamond of Louisa, and Mrs. Rebecca Jordan of Shelby, OH and Mrs. Stella Watts of Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

ROBINETTE, Earl

1915-1972

Earl Robinette, 56, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Robinette was born June 10, 1915 o route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Lindsey and Carrie Thompson Robinette. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Childers and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, two sisters and a brother. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home at noon Tuesday. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

 

SLONE, Lourina (Owens)

1888-1972

Mrs. Lourina Owens Slone, 83, of Wayland, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Pippa Passes Baptist Church. Burial was in the Slone Cemetery there. Born November 27, 1888, at Pippa Passes, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Cynthia Slone Owens. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ray Thornsberry, Mrs. James McKinney of route 3, Louisa, MRs. Bert Kidd of Wayland, Miss Plottie Slone and Mrs. Thomas Hatfield of Gallon, OH, and Mrs. Deborah Slone of Martha, KY; a son, Preston Slone of Kendallville, IN; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah Thacker of Hindman, KY Mrs. Leonard Slone of Leburn, KY, Mrs. Pierce Slone and Mrs. Mary Sparkman of Pippa Passes and Mrs. Helen Slone of Lexington and 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

SLONE, Troy

1894-1972

Troy Slone, 77, of Louisa, died Tuesday, February 15, in a local hospital. Graveside services were conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Rittenberry Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Steve Hysell of Columbus, OH. Born August 6, 1894, at Raven, KY, he was a son of the late Jeff and Sarah Slone. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Barbara Ellen

1918-1972

Miss Barbara Ellen Thompson, 53, of Radnor, WV, died Wednesday, January 19, in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Miss Thompson was born September 17, 1918, at route 1, Radnor, a daughter of the late Enos and Margaret (Thompson) Thompson. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Church of God at Fort Gay with the Rev. James Dillo officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Solomon Williamson, of route 1, Radnor and Mrs. Goldie Parsons, of route 2, Fort Gay; two brothers, Ottis Thompson of Mansfield, OH and Mont Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1972

 

THOMPSON, J. Walter

1905-1972

Mr. J. Walter Thompson, 66, a dedicated teacher, a fine citizen, was claimed by death Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Elmwood Convalescent Home, in Ashland, KY following an extended illness. A son of the late Dr. J. D. and Lena Walter Thompson, prominent citizens, he was born May 27, 1905, at Webbville, KY. A graduate of Morehead State University he had taught in the Lawrence county school system for the pat 41 years. He had been a member of the Louisa High School faculty thirty years during that period. A long time member of the Methodist Church at Webbville, while it functioned, he was negotiating to have his letter transferred to the Louisa United Methodist church when he became ill four months ago. Mr. Thompson was a member of the County, State and National Education Association, a charter member of the Big Sandy Historical Society, a member of the Masonic Lodge 626, at Willard, KY, and an honorary member of the Louisa Rotary Club.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace McKinster Lycan Thompson, a daughter Miss Jessie Anne Thompson, a teacher in the Louisville, KY school system, a sister, Mrs. William A. Anglin, Corpus Christi, TX, a niece, Diane Thompson, New Haven, CT; two nephews, David Thompson, Adelphia, MD and Naaman Nickell of Tucson, AZ. funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be in the Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today (Thursday). Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Milt

1903-1972

Milt Thompson, 68, of route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival Saturday at a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Bells Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born July 7, 1903, at route 1, Louisa, he was a son of the late George and Ila Robinette Thompson. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Audrey Miller Thompson, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Vanhoose and Mrs. Mitchell Boyd and a brother, Ernie Thompson, all of route 1, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

WELLMAN, Eugene U.

1894-1972

Eugene U. Wellman, 77, of Fort Gay, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Irvin Conner and the Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington. Grandsons were pallbearers. Born November 29, 1894, at Busseyville, KY, he was a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Rhoda V. Bradley Wellman. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Wilson Wellman; four daughters, Mrs. Madge Bradley of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Kathryn Jones of Flemingsburg, KY, Mrs. Maxine Campbell of Huntington, and Mrs. Glenna Wiley of Petersburg, MI; a son, Felix Eugene Wellman of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Thompson of Ashland, KY; and Mrs. Willie Johnson of Fort Gay; a brother, Paul Wellman of Kenova, 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1972

 

WELLS, Samuel

1886-1972

Samuel Wells, 85, Blaine, died Monday at 5:15 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born December 17, 1886, he was a son of the late Ben and Rebecca Whitely Wells of Blevins. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church where he was a deacon for 40 years. His wife, Rachel preceded him in death in 1941. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Old Hood United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Burns O. Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the F. M. Wheeler Cemetery at Blaine. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Cordle, Blaine and Mrs. Rebecca Wilson of Ashland, four sons, Russell Wells of Louisa, Dr. Homer D. Wells of T???, GA, and Charles and Ben Wells of Blaine; two sisters, Mrs. Ferbie A. Jackson, Grayson and Mrs. Lizzie Kitchen of West Jefferson, OH and 12 grandchildren. The body will be taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the church where it will lie in state one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1972

 

WHEELER, Leo

1886-1972

Leo Wheeler, 85, of Blaine, KY died Thursday, February 3, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle, the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Burns Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Born March 25, 1886, at Blaine, he was a son of the late William and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. He was a farmer and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Malta Bayes Wheeler; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Bradley and Mrs. Leo Weise of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Wells and Mrs. Norman Arrington of Blaine; a son, Morton Wheeler of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Paintsville, KY; a brother Chester Wheeler of Blaine; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1972

 

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BATES, James Ephraim

1893-1972

James Ephraim Bates, 79, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa died Tuesday, March 14, at Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Parsons of Mansfield and the Rev. Nathan Chaffins of Fort Gay, officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery near here. Born January 19, 1893, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Lott and Margaret Picklesimer Bates. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dixie Muncy Bates; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Kempton of Canton, OH and Mrs. Thelma Lindamood, of Portsmouth, OH; five step daughters, Mrs. D. E. Ryan of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Raymond Thompson, Mrs. Ed Knepper, and Mrs. Herman See of Mansfield, Mrs. Richard Jordan of Fairborn and two stepsons, Bennett Muncy of Louisa, and Ray Muncy of Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Nan Leighhelmer of Portsmouth, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1972

 

BOGGS, Martha Jane (Clark)

1884-1972

Mrs. Martha Jane Boggs, 87, of Louisa, formerly of Webbville, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Slone and Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A resident of Louisa for the past 14 years and a member of the United Baptist Church, she was born in Elliott County, KY, on October 17, 1884, a daughter of the late James Anderson and Rachel Kitchen Clark. Her husband, Thomas Bascomb Boggs, died in 1961. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fred Arrington of Louisa, and Mrs. Park Prater of Chillicothe, OH; two sons, James Arlie Boggs of Louisa, and C. C. Boggs of Columbus, OH, a sister, Mrs. Sherman Boggs of Oak Hill, OH; 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

BORDERS, Everett, Jr.

1947-1972

A 24 years old truck driver was killed Tuesday morning when a truck he was driving left KY 80 near Allen an plunged over an embankment into Right Beaver Creek. Everett Borders, Jr., of Ulysses, Lawrence County, was dead on arrival at about 10 a.m. at a Prestonsburg hospital with a broken neck and crushed chest. State Trooper Elmo Allen, who investigated the mishap, said Borders was driving a truck for Williams Grocery Co. of Paintsville, and swerved to avoid hitting a pickup truck stopped on the highway. His vehicle overturned several times, landing on its top pinning Borders underneath. He was the son of Everett, Sr. and Marie Hall Borders. Immediate survivors include his wife, Francis Cline Borders, two sisters, Mrs. Patricia VanHoose of Lorraine, OH, and Miss Pamela Borders of Ulysses and four brothers, Harold Borders of Gahanna, OH, Larry Borders of Crestline, OH, David Borders of West Jefferson, OH and Daniel Borders of Ulysses. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday April 1 by James Arthur Hayes at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses. Burial followed in the Rosco Borders Cemetery at Ulysses under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1972

 

CARTER, Ray

1931-1972

Ray Carter, 40, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Columbus, OH where he had resided for the past 20 years and was employed by the Permacrete Company. Born May 30, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was a son of Hobart and Eva Rice Carter of Star route, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Morgan’s Creek Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery on Star Route, Louisa. Survivors, other than the parents, include a son, Raymond Carter, Jr., at home; six sisters, Mrs. Frances Adams, Columbus, Mrs. Iren Adams, Groveport, OH, Mrs. Pat Powell, Columbus, Miss Lola Carter and Mrs. Edenne Owens, both of Nashville, TN, and Mrs. Louisa Maynard, route 5, Louisa; six brothers, Millard Carter, Garrison, KY, Earl Carter, route 4, Louisa, Hobart Carter, Jr., and Glenn Carter, both of Louisa, Tommy Joe Carter, Columbus and Kenneth Carter, Chillicothe, OH and the grandmother, Mrs. Flora Carter, Greenup, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

DANIEL, Willie

1883-1972

Willie Daniel, 88, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, February 22, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church with the Rev. Flem Arrowood, the Rev. Alvie Davis and the Ref. Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Born May 10, 1883, in Tutor Key, KY , he was a son of the late Taylor and Fannie Caudill Daniel. He was a retired farmer and timberman and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Julia Mae Caine Daniel; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Fitch of New Boston, OH and Mrs. Otto Hayes of route 1, Louisa, three sons, Thomas Daniel of Springfield, OH, Taylor Daniel of Hilliards, OH, and John E. Daniel of Richmond, VA; a foster son, Gerald Caudill of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Mrs. Dave Stambaugh of Paintsville, KY, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

DORTON, D. H.

1890-1972

Services were held Monday afternoon, March 20 in Paintsville for D. H. Dorton, Sr., honorary board chairman, past president and consultant of Citizens National Bank. Mr. Dorton was 81 at the time of his death, succumbing at the Louisville home of a son, Dr. D. H. Dorton, Jr., on Friday afternoon. He had gone to Louisville for medical treatment scheduled for the following day. Banking and business associates from many other areas joined local citizens and family friends at the services, held at the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Dorton, at one time a co-owner of the Paintsville Herald, had been in the banking field most of his lifetime, and was one of the founders of the Second National Bank, later renamed Citizens. Continuing to serve as a consultant after retiring from the presidency, he maintained regular working hours until the time of his death. Active in civic programs, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 381, F & AM, Rotary Club, and president and member of the board of the Paintsville Development Company.

 

He was a past president of the Kentucky Banker’s Association, heading that organization in 1962-1963, a former regent at Morehead State University, and a member of the Paintsville Utilities. He was born December 19, 1890, in Johnson County, the son of William H. and Sarah Fletcher Dorton. Mr. Dorton is survived by his wife, Flora Williams Dorton; two sons, Dr. D. H. Dorton of Louisville and O. T. Dorton, Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Mayo, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are three brothers, John Dorton, Louisville, Harve Dorton, Lexington and Oka Dorton, Mt. Sterling and three sisters, Mrs. Maxie Coldiron, Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Ira Lester of Martha and Mrs. Marvin Hill of Blaine. Rev. J. H. Burton officiated at the services. Burial followed in Highland Memorial park, at Staffordsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1972

 

DOSS, Tennie (Pennington)

1892-1972

Mrs. Tennie Doss, 69, of Fort Gay, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born December 25, 1892, on route 1, Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Pennington Griffith. She was married to Fred Doss for 55 years, who survives. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mack Frazier and Mrs. Herbert Wellman of Route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. John Frazier and Mrs. Don Pratt, of Mansfield, OH, seven sons, Leonard Doss of Lavalette, WV, Fred, Jr., Kenneth, Eugene, Dickie and Roger Doss of Fort Gay and David Doss of Mansfield; a foster son, Dennis Pennington, of rotue 1, Fort Gay; two brothers, William Pennington of Fort Gay and Jan Pennington of Reno, NV; 51 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 2 , 1972

 

DOTSON, Bertha (Cline)

1912-1972

Mrs. Bertha Dotson, 59, of Louisa, died Saturday at her home. Born October 16, 1912, at Freeburn, KY, she was a daughter of the late Stonewall and Goldie Wolford Cline. Survivors include her husband, Dewey Dotson; a daughter, Mrs. J. K. Conlan of Hopkinsville, KY; two sons, Larry Dotson of St. Louis, MO, and Ronnie Dotson of Ashland,, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Bedsall of Galax, VA and Mrs. Kelsie Grell and Mrs. Pearl Thornsberry of Pikeville, KY; a brother, Don Cline of Inez, KY and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

HAWS, Letitia (McGranahan)

1881-1972

Mrs. Letitia Haws, 90, formerly of Warfield, KY, passed away in Indianapolis, IN, on February 26, 1972. A widow of Dr. H. Haws, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGranahan. She was born at Charley, KY, but lived in Martin County most of her life. Burial was in Indianapolis. A memorial service was held February 29 at the Warfield Methodist Church, Warfield, KY. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James E. Jobes of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

HAY, Andrew

1900-1972

Andrew (Sammy) Hay, 72, of Grayson, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral service were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Maxie, KY Church. Burial was in the Hay Cemetery, there. Born January 25, 1900, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late James and Rebecca Blevins Hay. His first wife, Rosa Eldridge Hay, died in 1953. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Seagraves Blevins Hay; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Skaggs Hay of Martha, Mrs. Jessie Smith of Sandy Hook and Mrs. Georgie S. Hay Hazlett of Marion, OH; a brother John Henry Hay of Isonville, KY; a sister Mrs. Alma Kelley of Springfield, OH; 17 grandchildren and five step sons. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, March 30, 1972

 

KINNER, Edith (Warnock)

1882-1972

Mrs. Edith Warnock Kinner, 89, of route 4, Louisa, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kinner was born August 3, 882, in Greenup, KY, a daughter of the late Scott and Emma Gibbs Warnock. She was a member of the United Methodist church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Kinner of route 4, Louisa; a son, Scott Kinner, route 4, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Fred Kinner of West Liberty; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Kinner Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1972

 

MCCOWN, Stella

1900-1972

Miss Stella McCown, 71, of Louisa, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Miss McCown was born May 7, 1900, on Lick Creek, a daughter of the late Floyd Thomas and Minnie Clarkson McCown. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Cox Cemetery on Lick Creek. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Faye Haywood of Louisa, with whom she resided, Mrs. Andy Shannon of Lick Creek, and Mrs. Raymond Ratcliff of Mt. Vernon, OH. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

MCDAVID, Laura (Hall)

1893-1972

Mrs. Laura Hall McDavid, 79, of route 1, Webbville, died Thursday, March 9, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Lower Enterprise Baptist Church near Webbville. Burial was in the family cemetery there. Born February 17, 1893, in Carter County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Parsons Hall. Survivors include the husband, Thomas McDavid; three sons, Russell McDavid of rout 1, Webbville, Tom and Ray McDavid of Lorain, OH; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

MCHENRY, Annie

1901-1972

Miss Annie McHenry, 70, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in McHenry cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Born July 17, 1901, in Boyd County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Childers McHenry. She was a member of the Cherryville United Baptist Church. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Senters of Ashland and Miss Golda McHnery of route 2, Louisa, two brothers, Elmer McHenry of Williamson, WV and Arthur McHenry of Denton, KY. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

PAGE, John W.

1893-1972

John W. Page, 78, a life-long resident of Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. A retired barber, he was owner and operator of the Sanitary Barber Shop and is the last of the four Page brothers, all barbers: Tom, Ben and Bruce, to die. A son of the late Lewis and Tessie Heston Page, early settlers, he was born October 22, 1893. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Louisa and a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Snyder and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Nancy Caines Page; a son, John Franklin Page, of Stockton, CA and 2 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dr. Phillip Carter, Clifford Ward, Harry Richard Cyrus, Don Langley, William R. Keeton and Austin Johnson. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1972

 

PELFREY, Rinda (Cox)

1895-1972

Mrs. Rinda Pelfrey, 76, of route 4, Louisa, died Friday in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Pelfrey was born December 8, 1895, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Alan and Cora Cantrell Cox. She was a member of the Old Lebon United Baptist Church at West Liberty. Her husband, Forrest Pelfrey, preceded her in death in 1963. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Pelfrey Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Grace Jones, Mrs. Thelma Evans, and Mrs. Betty Wheeler, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Grettie Maxie of Troy, OH, Mrs. Nannie Riggsby of Martha, and Mrs. Gladys Cutman of Phoenix, AZ; six sons, Emerson Pelfrey of Whiting, IN, Hillard Pelfrey of Keaton, John Pelfrey of Martha, Ellis Pelfrey of Gary, IN, Forrest Pelfrey, Jr., of Fairborn, OH and Chester Pelfrey of route 4, Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Cordle of Blaine, Mrs. Amanda Smith, Mrs. Melda Pelfrey, Mrs. Myrtle Williams and Mrs. Maxine Williams, all of West Liberty; a brother, Clifford Cox of Gallipolis, OH; 42 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

PICKRELL, Oscar F.

Oscar F. Pcikrell, 81, of 1227 Maryland Avenue, Bristol, TN was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday, February 19, at Bristol Memorial Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. He was a native of Gainesville, GA, but had lived in Bristol for the past 14 years. He was a member of WCTU of Bristol (Honorary). Mr. Pickrell was a retired employee of the Berwin White Coal Company, and a member of the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Pickrell, two daughters, Mrs. William K. Beverly, Norton, VA and Mrs. Walter Smith, Piney Flats, TN; one son, Paul Winfield Pickrell, Oak Ridge, TN; one brother, Frank C. Pickrell, Los Angeles, CA and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 21, from the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. A. D. Hopson and the Rev. Paul Ross officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery there. Arrangements were under the direction of the Weaver Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bill, Brown, Larry Morton, Doug Leonard, Ralph Pridemore, Freddie Trobeld, and Guy White. Mr. and Mrs. Pickrell and their three children were in residence in Louisa for 20 years and were active members of the First Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1972

 

ROBERTS, William Riley

1894-1972

William Riley Roberts, 77, of Grayson, KY, died Tuesday, March 8, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Satterly-Phillips Funeral Home at Grayson. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery at Webbville. Born September 9, 1894, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Butler and Susan Walker Roberts. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maxine McKinney of Oberlin, OH and Mrs. Madge Cos of Webbville, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

RUTH, Marvin

1913-1972

Marvin Ruth, 58, of Morehead, KY, died there Friday. He was a founder of Ruth Brothers Construction Co., now known as Kentucky Road Oiling Co., a highway construction firm. He was in his home in Lakeview Heights, a residential area about 5 miles west of Morehead. Born James William Marvin Ruth in December 1913, at Georgetown, KY, he was a son of the late Thomas James and Margaret Lynn Ruth. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at West Liberty. His company has done considerable construction work in Kentucky and West Virginia, with headquarters in West Liberty and in Georgetown, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Turner Mathis Ruth of Morehead, a son, Jimmy Ruth, of West Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Joy Coffey of Helechawa, KY; two brothers, Thomas Ruth of Lexington and Jack Ruth of Georgetown; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Sargent of Georgetown and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1972

 

SALYERS, Wayne

1888-1972

Wayne Salyers, 83, of route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, March 9, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born July 22, 1888, at Thealka, KY, he was a son of the late William and Mary Jordan Salyers. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cynthia Castle Salyers, four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Hampton of Louisa, Mrs. George Potter of Walbridge, OH, Mrs. Eugene Mattingly of Columbus, OH, and Dorothy Salyers of Beattyville, KY; three sons, James Salyers of route 4, Louisa, Ernest Salyers of Fort Walton, FL and John Salyers, of Huntsville, AL; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

SIPPLE, Lee J.

1886-1972

Lee J. Sipple, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in an Ironton nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Methodist Church at Fort Gay with the Rev. Robert Osborne and the Rev. James Morrison officiating. Born March 12, 1886, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late James and Eliza Wilson Sipple. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Fort Gay. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Bayes Sipple. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Willie Adkins of Wayne, WV, Mrs. Marcella Parks of Delta, PA, and Mrs. Jewel Wingerd of Baltimore, MD; two sons, John Sipple of Long Beach, CA and Brumley Sipple of Cyprus, CA; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Phelps in California; and 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

STEPHENS, Isaac

1896-1972

Isaac Stephens, 76, Blaine, KY, died Thursday, March 2, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Born February 29, 1896, in Elliott County, KY, he was a son of the late James and Lydia Terry Stephens. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ida Barker Stephens; three sons, Douglas Stephens of Marengo, OH, James Stephens of Galena, OH, and John Stephens of Columbus; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Gambill of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Laura Wiles, Mrs. Evelyn West and Mrs. Alma Hale of Blaine, Mrs. Lola Phillips of Catlettsburg, KY, and Miss Lydia Stephens at home; five sisters, Mrs. Gracie Keeton of Sandy Hook route 1, Mrs. Susan Knipp of Bruin, KY, Mrs. Ida Stephens of route 3, Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Ivory Sparks of LaGrange, OH, 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1972

 

TACKETT, Talmadge, L.

1925-1972

Talmadge L. Tackett, 46, of New Holstein, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, March 7, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Eli Moore officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery at Fallsburg. Masonic rites were conducted Friday at 7:30 p.m. from the funeral home by Apperson Lodge No. 195 of Louisa. Born May 19, 1925, at Ashland, KY, he was a son of Mrs. Josephine Roark Tackett of Wurtland, KY and the late Ed Tackett. He was a member of McDonald-Warren Lodge 103 of Mount Hope, WV, and a World War II veteran. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Wooten Tackett of New Holstein; four sons, Tilden Tackett of New Holstein, Bill Tackett with the Army at Fort Benning, GA, Edward Tackett with the Navy at San Diego, CA and Kenny Tackett at home; two sisters, Mrs. John Lambert of Wurtland and Mrs. George Sanger of Columbus, GA and eight brothers, Taylor Tackett of Casper, WY, Tilman Tackett of Mills, WY, Howard Tackett of Okeechobee, FL, John Tackett of Catlettsburg, KY, route 2, George Tackett of Charlestown, SC, Hager Tackett of Hopewell, VA, Jack Tackett of route 4, Louisa, and Paul Ed Tackett of West Glenfalls, NY. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Balton

1900-1972

Balton Thompson, 71, of Ashville, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died February 7, at his home. Born May 23, 1900, at Olioville, KY, he was the son of the late Martin V. and Laura Chadwick Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Webb Thompson; one son, Paul Thompson, one daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Scott of Palm Beach, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Cassie Chaffin, Mrs. Grace Burchett and Mrs. Edra Thompson of Louisa, one brother, Sim Thompson of Fort Gay, WV; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, from the Bastin Funeral Home with the Rev. Drew Compton officiating. Burial was in Harrison Township Cemetery, Bloomfield, OH. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1972

 

YATES, Lyda Jane (Conway)

1881-1972

Mrs. Lyda Jane Yates, 90, of 3807 Blackburn, Avenue, Ashland, KY, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Yates was born July 13, 1881, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Jane Prince Conway. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Yates in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Scott Bradshaw of Ashland, two sons, Homer Yates of Ashland and Shannon Yates of McArthur, OH; a sister Mrs. Thena McAllister of Oklahoma City; a brother, Sherman Conway of East Jordan, MI; 8 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1972

 

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BENTLEY, Charles Lewis

1889-1972

Charles Lewis Bentley, 83, of Star Route, Louisa, died Thursday, April 6, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Woods & Vanhorn Cemetery on Star Route. Born January 4, 1889, at Webbville, he was a son of the late Lewis and Frances Murphy Bentley. He was a farmer and retired coal miner. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, Ester Woods Bentley; two daughters. Mrs. Hubert Mattie and Mrs. Rush Pope of Star Route, Louisa, two sons, Ray Bentley of Elyria, OH and Russell Bentley of St. Albans, WV; a sister, Mrs. Martha Bush of Dayton, OH; 9 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1972

 

BRINAGER, George

1903-1972

George Brinager, 68, of Naugatuck, WV, died Monday at home of an apparent heart attack. Born July 8, 1903, he was a son of the late Henry and Ludie Brinager. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Baptist faith. Surviving are the widow, Betty Maynard Brinager; six daughters, Mrs. Pauline Evans, and Mrs. Betty Lee Newsome of Naugatuck, Mrs. Laudie York, Miss Tenna Brinager and Mrs. Phyllis Robinson of Columbus, OH; and Miss Theresa Brinager at home; eight sons, Cecil Brinager of Racine, OH, James Brinager of Chicago, IL, Gene and Eddie Brinager of Naugatuck, Lonnie Brinager of Delbarton, David Brinager of Columbus, Dale Brinager at home and H. P. Maynard of Dayton, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. Zelphia Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Ona Akers of Zanesville, OH; four half brothers, Jessie and Zone Frasher of Fort Gay, Etter Frasher of Gallipolis, OH, and Sherman Frasher of Clothier, WV and 30 grandchildren. The body was at the Allen Funeral Home, Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1972

 

DAVIS, Dorothy (Bowen)

1918-1972

Mrs. Dorothy Davis, 53, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Ulysses, KY, died Thursday, April 6, in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Ulysses. Born November 8, 1918, at Ulysses, she was a daughter of the late Andy Brown. Surviving are her husband, Tony Davis, of Springfield; two sons, Earl and Fred Davis of Springfield; three brothers, Herman and Roy Bowen of Lorain, OH and Cecil Bowen of Charley, KY; and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1972

 

FRALEY, James Frank

1901-1972

Funeral services for James Frank Fraley, 70, of Martha, who died Tuesday, April 4, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Mr. Fraley was born December 23, 1901, in Elliott County, a son of the late David C. and Linda Barker Fraley. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church of Elizabeth. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rutha Barker; a son, David Franklin Fraley of Reynoldsburg, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Moore of Hillard, OH, Mrs. Clotine Skaggs of Shererville, IN and Mrs. Levonia Stephens of Martha; three sisters, Mrs. America Jameston of Argillite, Mrs. Martha Jane Stephens of Greenup, and Mrs. Carrie Litteral of Flatwoods; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1972

LAYNE, Leslie

1894-1972

Funeral services for Leslie Layne, 78, of route 4, Louisa, who died Sunday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eli Moore officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Layne was born August 4, 1894, at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late William and Martha Austin Layne. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Compton Layne; and three sisters, Mrs. S. N. Stewart and Mrs. Emma Caines, both of Ashland and Mrs. J. E. Potter of Grover, CO. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1972

 

MAYNARD, Dolly Elizabeth (Lemaster)

1902-1972

Mrs. Dolly Elizabeth Maynard, 69, of route 5, Louisa, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born September 26, 1902 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Martha Frazier Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Castle and the Rev. Kelly Castle officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Charley L. Maynard; two daughters, Mrs. Nelson Caudill of Sheffield, OH and Mrs. Tommy Caperton of Louisa; 8 sons, Henry M. Maynard of Huntsburg, OH, Charles M. Maynard, Jr. of Strongsville, OH, Wendell Maynard of Ashland, Lester Maynard of ??more, OH, Wayne E. Maynard of Louisa, Joe E. Maynard of Cleveland and Jimmy and Paul Maynard, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Maynard of route 5, Louisa; a brother, Daniel Lemaster of route 3, Louisa; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1972

 

MCKINSTER, Hansel C.

1897-1972

Hansel C. McKinster, 74, route 3, Louisa, died Saturday at his residence following a short illness. Mr. McKinster was born September 16, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Mattie Chaffin McKinster. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the McKinster Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jane Meade and Mrs. Reuben Moore, both of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1972

 

PACK, Cora (Maynard)

1902-1972

Mrs. Cora Maynard Pack, 70, of 223 Fyffe St., Louisa, died Monday in a Bowling Green, KY hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Webb, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. Born February 4, 1902, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Elige and Georgie Mathis Maynard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge, Louisa. Her husband, Dewey Pack, died in January 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille McManis of Birmingham, AL and Mrs. Thelma Logan of Bowling Green; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1972

 

PARKER, Louise (Shelton)

1922-1972

Mrs. Louise Shelton Parker, 50, of Columbus, OH, a native of Lawrence County, KY, died Saturday in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Grove Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born February 15, 1922. Surviving are her husband, Charley Parker, one son, Jimmy Shelton of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Hughes of Columbus and five grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1972

 

PARSONS, Samuel

1885-1972

Samuel Parsons, 86, of route 2 Fort Gay, WV died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay route 2, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Charlie Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Parsons Cemetery there. Born May 23, 1885, at route 2, Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Elias and Nancy Jane Pack Parsons. A former farmer, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Webb Parsons; a daughter, Mrs. Wade Stiltner of Wayne, WV; five sons, , Franklin, Williams David, Earl Burgess and Sylvester Parsons of route 2, Fort Gay, and Arthur Parsons of Prichard, WV; two brothers, Albert and Fred Parsons of route 2 Fort Gay; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1972

 

PICKLESIMER, Esther (Roberts)

1884-1972

Mrs. Esther Roberts Picklesimer, a beloved and highly esteemed Louisa woman, was claimed Friday, March 31, following an extended illness.  A retired school teacher, she was born January 16, 1884, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Ruben C. and Belle Bradley Roberts, one of the older families of Lawrence County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Picklesimer, 21 years ago. at the 11 o'clock funeral rites Monday at the First United Methodist Church, the Pastor, Rev. Alton Brown, in his message paid many tributes to the deceased for her dedication and the great life she lived bringing goodness and encouragement to so many people. In addition to her dedication to her church, she was also a school teacher for 40 years. She was also a member of Louise Chapter 292 Order of the Eastern Star and had served as the Grand Matron. During the funeral rites, Mrs. Faye De??? sang the deceased favorite hymn "This is my Fathers World". She was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Newman Marcum, a loving friend, of Mrs. Picklesimer's. Survivors include a son, Major Morton C. Picklesimer, of Imperial Beach, CA; two sisters, Mrs. True Roberts Hayes, route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Mae Roberts Crank of Fallsburg, KY; a brother, J. D. Roberts of route 3 Louisa; 3 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Memorial rites were conducted by member of the Easter Star at the funeral home. Pallbearers were: George Hagaman, Newman Marcum, Dan Vansickle, Mike Armstrong, Jerry Dotson and Robert L. Armstong. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1972

 

PRESLEY, George

1913-1972

George Presley, 58, of 504 Pollard Road, Ashland, who was dead on arrival Sunday at an Ashland hospital after an extended illness, was buried in Crabtree Cemetery at Webbville after funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Diamond. Born May 6, 1913, in Lawrence County, OH, he was a son of the late Jack and Mary Evans Presley. He was an Ashland resident for 40 years. Surviving are the widow, Margaret Diamond Presley; 7 daughters, Miss Debby Presley at home, Mrs. Joanne Ball, Mrs. Bonnie Church, Mrs. Helen Cline and Mrs. Vickie Spears, of Ashland, Mrs. Phyllis Halt and Mrs. Mary Vaughan of Flatwoods; two sons, George Presley, Jr. of Ashland and Danny Presley at home; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Sprouts of Webbville and Mrs. Vina Winans of Philadelphia, PA; five brothers, Bill Presley of Ashland, John Presley of Columbus, OH, Hubert, Delbert and A. J. Presley of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1972

 

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ARTRIP, Lizzie (Workman)

1875-1972

Mrs. Lizzie Artrip, 97, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Tuesday, May 9, in a Whitehead, WV nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne, WV with the Rev. Don Irby officiating. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery. Born March 20, 1875, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Nancy Ball Workman. Her husband, Luther Artrip, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Brady Black of Ona, WV, Mrs. Eva Church of Syracuse, NY, Mrs. Gusty Purdue of Wyoming County, WV and Mrs. Susie Pinson of Wayne; two sons, Pat and Robert Trogden of Winston-Salem, NC; 37 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

BURCHETT, Elizabeth (Combs)

1881-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Burchett, 91, of route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday April 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Newsome, route 3, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery there. Born February 13, 1881, at Louisa, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Kitchen Combs. Survivors also include a son, Damer Burchett of Holden, WV, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.. Her husband, Fred Burchett, died in 1965. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

CAMPBELL, George

1879-1972

George Campbell, 93, of Blaine, died Wednesday, May 10, in a Morehead, KY hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 a.m. Friday from the Blaine Church of God with the Rev. Harold Bias and the Rev. Gene McNeal officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Born May 8, 1879, at Blaine, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Jordan Campbell. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of God. His wife, Laura Alice Campbell, died in 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Griffith of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Verlin Kimber of Sitka, KY; 29 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.  Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18,1972

 

CASTLE, Hubert

1900-1972

Hubert Castle, Sr., 72, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, May 4, at home.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Arrowood and the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery near Louisa. Born March 16, 1900, in Kentucky, he was a so of the late Martin and Mary Brown Castle. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maymie Lycans Castle; three sons, James Castle of route 1, Wayne, WV, Hubert Castle and Howard Castle, of Route 1 Fort Gay; a brother, John Castle of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Alka Lemaster of Louisa and Mrs. Nolda Castle of Paintsville, KY; and 7 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, at Wayne. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1972

 

CLARK, Lewis

1883-1972

Lewis Clark, 89, of Louisa, died Monday in a Cincinnati, OH hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Hill officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born March 24, 1883, at Louisa, he was a son of the late George and Sarah Freese Clark. A retired carpenter and bricklayer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett Fraley Clark. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Earl Struckland of Cincinnati; three sons, Wesley Clark of Cincinnati, Fred Clark of Brooklyn, NY, and Alexander Clark of Louisa, 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday (today). Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

COMPTON, D. C. (Dock)

D. C. (Dock) Compton, 81, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday in Doctors Memorial Hospital in Huntington following a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Compton Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Mr. Compton was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late J. A. and Cora French Compton. He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway engineer. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Dixie Compton and Mrs. Lucy Layne, both of route 4, Louisa and two brothers, Tom Compton of route 1, Rush and Jay Compton of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

COOKSEY, Trudie  (Wellman)

1901-1972

Mrs. Trudie Cooksey, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Salt Petre, WV Community Church with the REv. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Wayne Wellman Cemetery, there. Born June 23, 1901, at Williamson, WV, she was a daughter of the late Jimerson and Emily Farley Wellman. Survivors include her husband, Charlie H. Cooksey; a stepson, Paul Ray Cooksey of Detroit, MI and a brother, Wayne Wellman of route 2, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1972

 

COPLEY, Roy M.

1896-1972

Roy M. Copley, 75, of Prichard, WV, died Sunday at home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 .am. Wednesday from the Wilson Chapel Church on route 2, fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery near Fort Gay. born October 28, 1896, at route 2, Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Henry and Josephine Endicott Copley. He was a member of the Salt Peter Baptist Church, a World War I veteran and a retired carpenter for the Norfolk and Western Railroad Co., Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Martha Copley of Prichard; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Robinson and Mrs. Violet Miller of Prichard and Mrs. Vangle Parsons of Ceredo, WV; two sons, Arlie B. and Davey Copley of Prichard; five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Reeve of Fort Gay, Mrs. Emma Robinson of Dunlow, WV and Mrs. Tee Tennie Robinson of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Norma Robinson of Rittman, OH; two brothers, Pearlie Copley of Wayne and Bert Copley of Dunlow and 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

FOSTER, Melinda Dixie (McGlone)

1891-1972

Mrs. Melinda Dixie Foster, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Born September 17, 1891, in Carter City, KY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Julia Rhoden McGlone. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m.  Monday from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson, officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery near Fort Gay. Her husband, Thomas J. Foster, died in 1962. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Ishmael Ratliff of Louisville, KY, Mrs. Jarvis Bartram and Mrs. Alice Unterwagner of Fort Gay, Mrs. Clarence Luman of Brookport, IL, Mrs. Louis Miller of Johnstown, PA and Mrs. Leslie Nancy of Barboursville, WV; three sons, Jack Foster of Detroit, MI, Ralph Foster of Santa Monica, CA and Carl Foster of Fort Gay, 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, May 25, 1972

 

FYFFE, Millard Francis

1895-1972

Millard Francis Fyffe, 77, of Blaine, died Friday at his residence. Mr. Fyffe was born August 15, 1895, in Morgan County, a son of the late Pillot and Belle Cox Fyffe. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Blaine. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. John Pelphrey, Emory Ferguson and Howard Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Sarah E. Fyffe; four sons, Arlie, Delmer T. and Stanley Fyffe, all of Blaine, and Clyde Fyffe of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Perry Lemaster of Ashland, Mrs. Addie Keaton of South Shore, and Mrs. Esta Keaton of Columbus, a brother, Willie Fyffe of West Liberty, KY, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

GOAD, Ernestine (Nelson)

1925-1972

Mrs. Ernestine Nelson Goad, , 46, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Evergreen Church on route 1, Louisa, of which she was a member by the Rev. Willie W. Moore. Burial was in the Hutchinson Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. born July 29, 1925 at Paintsville, KY ,she was a daughter of  Ernest and Georgia O'Neal Nelson of route 1, Louisa. Additional survivors include her husband, Carl Eugene Goad, and several aunts and uncles. Arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

 

HOLBROOK, Charley Harrison

1892-1972

Charley Harrison Holbrook, 79, of route 1, Webbville, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Brammer Gap Church on Route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery there. A retired farmer and coal miner, he was born May 20, 1892, at Webbville, a son of the late Jonah and Sarah Hicks Holbrook. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Effie Webb Holbrook; a daughter, Mrs. Tina Bentley of route 1, Webbville; four sons, Homer Holbrook of Nashville, TN, Ray Holbrook, Ironton, OH, and Webb and Jay Holbrook, Grayson, KY, a sister, Mrs. Ollie Jones, Springfield, OH; a brother, Luther Holbrook, in Florida; 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

KITCHEN, Lewis

1895-1972

Lewis Kitchen, 76, of Star Route, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Dennis Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery on Star Route, Louisa. Born December 30, 1895, at Dennis, KY, he was a son of the late Flem and Martha Carter Kitchen. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Roy McGrew of Lockbourne, OH, Mrs. Charles Rappold and Mrs. Lewis Wright of Columbus, OH; a brother, Edward Kitchen of Mt. Sterling, OH and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

LAWSON, John Carl

1894-1972

Dr. John Carl Lawson, 77, of Williamson, WV, died Monday, May 15, in a Louisville, KY after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, from the Weaver Mortuary at Williamson by the Rev. A. A. Angle, Jr., Entombment was in the family mausoleum in Fairview Cemetery there. Born July 20, 1894 in Mingo County, WV, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Ella Murray Lawson. He attended Williamson Academy, Randolph-Macon College, and received his pre-medical degree from Valparaiso, (IN) University and his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. He interned in Cook County hospital in Chicago and did graduate work at the New York University Hospital. He was a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and associated with the Red Jacket Coal Co. at Red Jacket, WV, until his retirement. He was a 32nd degree mason and a mason for over 50 years. He was a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine at Charleston, WV. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and was an Elks Club member. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Esther Clyde Lawson; two sons, Dr. George M. Lawson of Louisville, KY and Dr. R. C. Lawson of Topeka, KS and 8 grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Mingo County Medical Society. Graveside Masonic rites were conducted by the O'Brien Lodge, 101. The deceased mother, Ella Murray Lawson was a native of Louisa and an aunt of Mrs. Gladys Younkin of Boone St., Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1972

 

LAWSON, Nora (Scott)

1885-1972

Mrs. Nora Lawson, 87, of Cincinnati, formerly of Louisa, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Lawson was born March 8, 1885, in Wolfe County, a daughter of the late Jackson and Sarah Courtney Scott. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, William Lawson, preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with Elder James Hobbs officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Kirkendall of Cincinnati, Mrs. Bill Chambers of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Joseph DeSalvo of Lakewood, CA and Mrs. Ethel Moyer of Alhambra, CA; a brother, Nolan Scott of Huntington; 21 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

MOORE, Benjamin Harrison

1897-1972

Benjamin Harrison Moore, 75, of route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 9, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Inez Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Sluss and the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Lick Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born April 29, 1897, at Greasy Creek, KY, he was a son of the late William Thomas and Lydia James Moore. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 45 years. Surviving are the widow, Rose Justice Moore; three sons, Glenn C. Moore of Wabash, IN, William Thomas Moore of Inez and Harold David Moore of Port Austin, MI; five daughters, Mrs. Joyce Swain and Mrs. Nina Cantrell of Terrie, IN, Mrs. Faye Fannin of Inez, Mrs. Ilah Nelson of Rapid City, SC and Miss Jackie Lynn Moore at home; two brothers, Shirley Moore of Columbus, OH and Sol Moore of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bowens and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Milo, KY; 27 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

MOORE, Garland

1904-1972

Garland Moore, 68, Radnor, WV, died Thursday, May 11, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born July 29, 1904, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hariston and Vestie Frances Moore. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne with the Rev. Homer Webb officiating. Burial was in the Curnutte Cemetery at Radnor. Survivors include the wife, Vestie Moore; nine sons, Roy, James and Jesse Moore, all of Radnor, Columbus Moore of Ragland, WV, Douglas Moore of Matewan, WV, Russell, Garland and Thomas Moore, all of Columbus, OH and Emerson Moore of Brunswick, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Moore of Radnor, Mrs. Louise Fyffe of Ironton, and Mrs. Yvonne Yost of St. Cloud, MN; two half sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels and Mrs. Anna Laney, both of Louisa; and 21 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

 

PRESTON, Ira

1914-1972

Ira Preston, 58, of Rte. 2, Louisa, died Thursday, May 4, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Little Ethel United Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on Rte. 2. A former employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., he was born Jan. 28, 1914, at Meally, KY, a son of the late Ide and Lizzie Childers Preston. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Maggie Thompson Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff Spillman of Commercial Point, OH, Mrs. Daniel Scarberry and Mrs. Burgess Webb of Louisa; two sons, Ira Preston Jr., and Jerry Preston, of Commercial Point; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Murray of Beaver, OH, Mrs. Edgell Rowe, Mrs. Clarence Thompson of Ashland, KY, and eight grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News, May 11, 1972

 

RIFFE, Heber E.

1889-1972

Heber E. Riffe, 82, of Star Route, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 9, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born November 14, 1889, at Denton, KY, he was a son of the late John B. and Loudena Wilson Riffe. He was a farmer and member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Nell McKenzie Riffe; two daughters, Mrs. Dewitt Diamond of Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. Roland Kitchen of Pensacola, FL; a son, Kenneth Riffe of Circleville, OH; route 3, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

ROBERTS, Webb

1899-1972

Webb Roberts, 73, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland hospital. 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 Roberts Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Born May 17, 1899, he was a son of the late Willis and Martha Webb Roberts. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Thelma Ball Roberts; seven daughters, Mrs. Herb Thompson of Ravenswood, WV, Mrs. Arley Whitaker of Milon, IN, Mrs. Robert Crum of Ashland, Mrs. Jim Reynolds, Miss Mary June Roberts and Mrs. Howard Dolhman of Lexington and Mrs. Albert Vanhoose of Louisa; two sons, Willis Roberts of route 4, Louisa, and Freeman W. Roberts of West Union, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Dean Queen of Rush, KY, Mrs. Jim Compton, Mrs. Maria Carey, Mrs. Doshia Kouns, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis and Mrs. Lucille Mulkey of Louisa, and Mrs. Esther Woods of Mount Sterling, OH; a brother, St. Clair Roberts of Chicago, IL; and 25 grandchildren. Masonic rites by Green Hill Lodge No. 521, F & AM were held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1972

 

ROGERS, Martha (Mullins)

1888-1972

Mrs. Martha Rogers, 84, of Denton, KY died Thursday, May 4, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Rogers was born January 29, 1888, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Lemon Mullins. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Denton. Her husband, H. L. Rogers, preceded her in death in 1960. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, by Elders B. B. Linn and R. H. Pennington. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denton. Surviving are five sons, Homer, Grover and Clifton Rogers, all of Denton, Hubert Rogers of Grayson, and Harmie Rogers of Hitchins; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Waugh, Mrs. Madge Rogers and Mrs. Irene Watson, all of Denton, Mrs. Delphie Black of Lexington, Mrs. Bruce Cooksey of Hitchins and Mrs. Lorrene Blue of Frankfort, OH, two brothers, Curtis Mullins of Kingston, OH and Rufus Mullins of Willard, KY; 28 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1972

 

WILLIAMS, Peggy (Williams)

Mrs. Peggy Williams, 93, of Blaine, died Thursday, April 27, at the home of a step son, Ray Williams at Blaine. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the John Boggs Cemetery there. Born August 10, 1878, she was a daughter of the late Don and Regina Sargent Williams. Survivors also include a step daughter, Mrs. Estill Caldwell of Columbus, OH, and four other step sons, Delbert Williams of Logan, WV, Virgil Williams of Ashland, Arnold Williams of Willard, KY and Lonnie Williams of Sunbury, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1972

 

WOOLWINE, Elizabeth (Angle)

1913-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth Woolwine, 59, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Woolwine was born January 22, 1913 in Floyd County, VA, a daughter of the late James Cannon and Ossie Shank Angle. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Richardson Funeral Home in Christiansburg, VA. Burial was in the Christiansburg Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, F. R. Woolwine of Fort Gay, two sons, Richard Woolwine of Jackson, Miss., and Steve Woolwine of Madison, AL; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Sisson of Shawsville, VA, Mrs. Howard Smith of Catonsville, MD and Mrs. Don Kinker of Canton, OH; a brother, William Angle of Shawsville, VA; and two grandchildren. The body was shipped to the funeral home in Christiansburg from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1972

 

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BRALEY, Rebecca (Garred)

1896-9172

Mrs. Rebecca Braley, 719 15th Street, Ashland, KY, died Friday morning in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Jenny Elan Garred. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. E. L. Tullis officiating, with burial in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rice Braley, i 1959. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and had taught in Ashland schools for several years. She was a past regent of the DAR, a member of the Chamber of Commerce at Catlettsburg, a past president of the Ashland Woman's Club, and Chairman of the Ashland Centennial Commission. Surviving include a daughter, Mrs. Peter O'Reilly of Bethesda, MD; two brothers, Dr. E. W. Garred of Catlettsburg and Dr. U. V. Garred of Whithing, IA; and two sisters, Mrs. Lonzo Arrington of Louisa, KY and Mrs. L. C. Richmond of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The family had requested that donations be made to the Boyd County Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

CASTLE, Ida (Wilson)

1880-1972

Mrs. Ida Castle, 91, Prestonsburg, KY, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday in Jenny Wiley Nursing Home in Johnson County following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born November 12, 1880, at Route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Mordica and Vashti Jarrell Wilson. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Ed Castle, preceded her in death in 11939. Surviving are a half sister, Mrs. Charles Goodwin of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. W. D. Jaggers and the Rev. Ira McMillen officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1972

 

COMPTON, G. Karl

G. Karl Compton, 84, of St. Albans, WV, died June 9th in the Herbert J. Thomas Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was a retired merchant and having retired at age 65, lived in Pompano Beach, FL, until March 1971, returning to St. Albans. He was born in Louisa, and at the age of 3 years his family moved to Three Mile Creek. He was associated with several coal companies, including Eastern Coal Company at Torchlight, KY, and Opperman Coal Co., in Logan County, WV. He moved to St. Albans in 1943 and owned a furniture and clothing store until his retirements. Survivors include his wife, Mayme Chapman Compton; 2 daughters, Helen E. Smith of Blair, WV and Glenna M. Prince of St. Albans, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

DEAN, Mable Clay (Moore)

1899-1972

Mrs. Mable Clay Dean, 72, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery at Blaine. Born July 4, 1899, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late John T. Moore. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry dean, died in 1961. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Perkins of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Vincent Seagraves of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Ruth Johnson in Florida; two sons, Henry Dean of Lebanon, PA and William Dean of Brunswick, GA; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home today. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1972

 

FERRELL, John

 1890-1972

John Ferrell, 82, of  Samantha, OH, a former resident of Lawrence County, died in Hillsboro, OH hospital Sunday, June 11th, after suffering a stroke several weeks ago. Born April 26, 1890, near Louisa, he was a son of the late Sam and Trinnie Ferrell. He was married to the former Myrtle Carter, who preceded him in death fourteen years ago. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Survivors include one son, Willie Earl Ferrell; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Webster and Mrs. Wilbur Thompson, of Hillsboro and Mrs. Arthur Phillips of Corning, IA; a brother, Harrison Ferrell of route 3, Louisa; and a sister, Mrs. Jettie Williamson, of Bruno, WV; 29 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 14th from the Samantha Friends Church by Rev. Elsie Dodds. Burial was in the Hillsboro Cemetery under the direction of Rhoods Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

FITZPATRICK, Myrtle Frances (Singer)

1887-1972

Mrs. Myrtle Singer Fitzpatrick, 84, Louisa, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in a local hospital. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born August 8, 1887, in Proctorville, OH, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Emma Mitchell Singer. She was a member of the Christian Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Shelton Fitzpatrick, preceded her in death in 1952. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial will be in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. James Frazier of route 2, Ashland, Mrs. Ked Davis and Mrs. Jack Bartram, both of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Willie E. Kelly of route 2, Ashland, Mrs. Orville Vance of Hillsboro, OH and Mrs. Winfred Salyer of Elkhorn City; three sons, Ray Fitzpatrick of route 5, Louisa, Alta Charles Fitzpatrick of Hensley, WV and Thomas Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, 52 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1972

 

FRASHER, Golden

1904-1972

Golden Frasher, 67, Portsmouth, OH, died Saturday in a Portsmouth hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born November 1, 1904, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late Cornelius and Jennie Akers Frasher. He was a retired railroader and welder and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Kenova F & AM Masons 110. Surviving are the wife, Julia Sowrulech Frasher; two foster daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Taylor in Georgia and Mrs. Elizabeth Houser of Houston, TX; five sisters, Mrs. Louise Hickman and Mrs. Peggy Putnam of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Cosby See of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Grace Back and Mrs. Lucy B. Miller of Louisa and a brother, Mack Frasher of Fort Gay. Masonic rites were conducted at the Young Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1972

 

FRAZIER, Ike

1892-1972

Ike Frazier, 79, Glenhayes, WV, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Frazier was born November 16, 1892, in Glenhayes, a son of the late Samuel and Minerva Fitzpatrick Frazier. He retired from the N & W Railway Co., after 48 years of service. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Glenhayes Baptist church. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Lost Creek, WV. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Maude Smith Frazier; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Baliff, of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Lexie Maynard of Glenhayes and a brother, Charles Fitzpatrick of fort Gay, WV. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1972

 

GUSSLER, Victoria Louise

1922-1972

Miss Victoria Louise Gussler, 49, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday in Columbus, at the residence of a brother following a brief illness. Miss Gussler was born September 12, 1922 at Adams, a daughter of Freland Ray Gussler of route 1, Louisa and the late Ugie Wellman Gussler. She was a member of the Carter Chapel Church. Surviving, in addition to her father, are three sisters, Mrs. Clifton Carter and Mrs. Cornell Salyer, both of Cherokee and Miss Lorraine Gussler of route 1, Louisa; and three brothers, Richard Gussler of route 1, Louisa, Ray Gussler of Columbus, and Don Gussler of route 1, Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Carter Chapel Church with the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Carter Chapel Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. The body is a the Curtright Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1972

 

HOLBROOK, Wanda Lee (Ingram)

1932-1972

Mrs. Wanda Lee Holbrook, 40, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, June 14, en route to a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Mize (KY) Community Church. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Cemetery at Ashland, KY. Born April 20, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Willard Ingram and Mrs. Opal Napier Ingram of Maytown, KY. Survivors include the husband, Carl Holbrook, two sons, Marc and Byron Holbrook of Louisa; a daughter, Miss Carlotta Holbrook, of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. John Oldfield and Mrs. Gary Mays of Ezel, KY, and Mrs. Frank Henry of Middletown, OH and a brother, Tommy Ingram of Mariba, KY. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, which conducted rites at the Heston Funeral Home here Friday. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

JOHNSON, Haden

1880-1972

Haden Johnson, 92, route 1, Crum, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, died at 8 p.m. Monday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born April 11, 1880, at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Bowen Johnson. He was a farmer and railroad worker, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Webb Community Church, route 1, Crum, by R. G. Carroll, minister. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez Bowen Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Terrell Eller of Bluefield, WV and Mrs. Henry D. DeBruins of Beresford, SD; two sons, Thomas Johnson of route 1, Crum and Wallace Johnson of Bucyrus, OH; 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

MAYNARD, Harrison

1867-1972

Harrison Maynard, 104, of Beauty, KY died Tuesday, May 30, in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Maynard was born June 19, 1867, in Martin County, a son of the late Luis and Littie Mullins Maynard. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Susie Coleman Maynard, preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Beauty Church of Christ with Everett, H. C. and Luther Maynard officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Beauty. Surviving are a son, Jessie Maynard of Beauty; two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Copley of Beauty and Mrs. Ada Chapman of Louisa; a brother, Will Maynard of Beauty; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1972

 

OLDHAM, Vivian (Nelson)

1917-1972

Mrs. Vivian Oldham, 54, of Clarksville, IN, died Sunday at the home of a son, Charles Leonard Oldham of route 1, Catlettsburg, whom she was visiting. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home at Clarksville, IN. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery at Clarksville. Born October 19, 1917, in Shawneetown, IL, she was a daughter of the late  Charley and Thursa Perdue Nelson. She was a beautician. Her husband, Escol Oldham, died in 1970. Additional survivors include another son, Bobby Joe Oldham of Ashland, route 2; a brother, Charles A. Nelson of Ashland, and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the Johnson Funeral Home at Clarksville from the Heston Funeral Home here. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

PARSLEY, Wildie

1899-1972

Miss Wildie Parsley, 73, of Louisa, was dead on arrival Tuesday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Teddy Preston officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden Cemetery at Maher, WV. Born January 19, 1899, at Pilgrim, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mose and Alice Davis Parsley. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Kermit. Surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Rebecca Williams of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Rosie Webb of Maher; an uncle, Ked David of route 5, Louisa, and several cousins, including Mrs. Louisa Muncie of Louisa, with whom she made her home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

PARSONS, Thomas Jefferson

1912-1972

Thomas Jefferson Parsons, 59, of 211 Stedick Road, Lima, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday in St. Rita's Hospital in Lima following an extended illness. Mr. Parsons was born November 30, 1912, in Gallup, KY, a son of the late William J. and Mary Belle Hardin Parsons. He was a retired farmer and had managed the Koop Farm near Lima for 25 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael Mardiline Hall of Lima; three sons, Dwight H., William L. and Harold E. Parsons, all of Lima; three brothers, Reuben Parsons of Urbana, OH, Andrew Parsons of South Carolina, and Harvey Parsons, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Marie Fortner of Chapman and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Siferd Funeral Home in Lima. The body was returned to the Young Funeral Home in Louisa where funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1972

 

PECK, Ethel Virginia (Pennington)

1921-1972

Mrs. Ethel Virginia Peck, 51, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born March 27, 1921, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Pennington. Survivors include the husband, James W. Peck; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Preston of Fort Gay, Mrs. James Craig of Butler, IN, and Mrs. Herschel Rowe of Columbus, OH; a son, Leslie Wallace Peck of Fallsburg, KY; three sisters, Mrs. James Ball of Chapman, KY, Mrs. Vada Peters of Tabor's Creek and Mrs. Elda Copley of Auburn, IN; five brothers, Lloyd Pennington of Huntington, Gabe Pennington of Fort Gay, Jay Pennington of Tabor's Creek, Calvin Pennington of Baltimore, MD and Roy Pennington of Akron, OH and 14 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1972

 

PRICE, Clara (Evans)

1885-1972

Mrs. Clara Price, 87, of Norwood, OH, died Wednesday, June 14, at Norwood. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home and burial was in the Price Cemetery at Ulysses. Born October 2, 1885, at Bardstown, KY, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Lydia Duvall Evans. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Borders of Ulysses, Mrs. Rell Price of Louisa and Mrs. James Chiles of Norwood; a son, Luster Price, of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Fox of Batavia, OH and Mrs. Mary Jones of Millford, OH; a brother, Jesse Evans of Cincinnati, OH, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

RAMEY, Curt

1882-1972

Curt Ramey, 89, of Fallsburg, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young  Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery near Louisa. Born August 28, 1882, at Fallsburg, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and Green Hill Lodge 521, F & AM, which conducted Masonic rites Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. His wife, the former Martha Wood, died in 1957. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Kizzie Wells of Xenia, OH and Mrs. Ann Page of Miami, FL; a son, Drew Ramey of Portsmouth, OH; 10 grandchildren,15 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

RUCKER, Edgar

1919-1972

Edgar Rucker, 53, Nashville, a former resident of Webbville, died Monday in a Nashville hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Rucker was born April 5, 1919, at

Bells Trace, a son of the late Charles W. and Connie Posey Rucker. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Nashville Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Cook Rucker; three daughters, Sharon, Sandra and Jennifer Rucker, all at home; a son, Larry Rucker of Crofton, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Sturgill of Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Joyce Oberstat of Long Beach, CA and three brothers Victor Rucker of Flemingsburg, John Rucker of Ashcamp, and Thornton Rucker of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Willard Christian Church. Burial was in the Webbville Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1972

 

SHEETS, Freddie

Freddie Sheets, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sheets of Index in Morgan County, drowned Sunday in Grayson Lake. Carter County Coroner Bill Oney has ruled the death to be accidental. The only explanation of the mishap offered so far is that the youth had been known to sleepwalk. A student at Morgan County High School, he had been camping with about 12 other youths at the lake and was discovered missing by his companions about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Concern about his safety led them to later report the incident and dragging operations were begun. The body was found at 7:30 p.m. Sunday about 15 feet from the lake's edge in 25 feet of water, according to firemen from Grayson who handled dragging operations. It has been reported that footprints were found leading into the water. The campsite was about 20 feet from the edge of the lake. The body was taken to the Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty. Jesse Frasher, a printer at the Big Sandy News, was at the lake when the body was recovered. He said it was the first drowning of the season at the lake. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1972

 

SKAGGS, Dora (Skaggs)

1883-1972

Mrs. Dora Skaggs, 88, of Martha, KY, did Thursday, May 25, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Skaggs of Martha, with the Rev. Addie Ferguson and the Rev. Dudley Williams, officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Born September 7, 1883, at Blackwater, KY in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Sarah Hill Skaggs. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Leo Skaggs, died in 1960. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Sally Ison of Portsmouth, OH; two brothers, A. L. Skaggs, Mesa, AZ and Sanford Skaggs of Hillsboro, KY; a grandchild and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Delana (Pack)

1891-1972

Mrs. Delana M. Thompson, 80, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mary Church on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Milt Cordle and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Mary Church Cemetery. Born November 9, 1891, at Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Greener and Cridley Robinson Pack. Surviving are her husband, Fred Thompson, five daughters, Mrs. Walter (Regina) Moore and Mrs. John (Thelma) Holbrook, of Louisa, Mrs. Matthew (Bernice) Moore of Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. Ray (Rhoda) Gilland of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. George (Mexie) Pack of Ostrander, OH; six sons, Herbert and John Thompson of Louisa, Oshel Thompson of Columbus, OH,  Cecil and Bert Thompson of Urbana, OH and Shelton Thompson of Springfield, OH. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Emma (Estep)

1906-1972

Emma E. Thompson, 65, of 3344 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH, passed away Sunday. She was born at Louisa, KY, October 14, 1906 and was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Vian Jordan Estep. Survivors include her husband, U. S. Thompson, former circuit court clerk, Lawrence County; four sons, Finley, Richard, U. S. Jr., and Kenneth, all of Columbus; eight daughters, Pauline Adams, Jane Preston, Loretta Salyers, Emma Burgett, Bonnie Kitchen, Carol Burchett, Patricia Preston, all of Columbus and Wauleka Swann of Oak Hill, OH; 35 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one sister, Nora Thompson of Adams, KY and one brother, Edgel Estep of Columbus. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today ) from the Welch Avenue Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Obetz Cemetery there. The O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home, 1345 South High Street, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1972

 

VANHOOSE, Verna (Davis)

1918-1972

Mrs. Verna VanHoose, 54, of Lowmansville, KY died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church of which she was a member, with the Rev. Bruce Daniels and the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Born February 9, 1918, at Debord, KY, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Lizzie Ward Davis. Survivors include the husband, Hercie VanHoose; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Church of Lorain, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips of Caryville, TN; a son, Kelly VanHoose of Lorain; three sisters, Mrs. Doug Moore of Lovely, KY, Mrs. Avery Preece and Mrs. Ed Goble of Inez, KY and four grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1972

 

WARD, Ethel (Ward)

1901-1972

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Ward, 70, route 2, Catlettsburg, who died Sunday were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born October 25, 1901, in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Bish and Lizzie Wells Ward. Surviving are her husband, Willie Ward, two daughters, Mrs. Harlan Meek of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Milton Wellman of Johnstown, OH; two sons, Herman and Glenn Ward both of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Alma Goble and Miss Myrtle Delong, both of Davis Fork; a brother, Bradley Delong of Tomahawk and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1972

 

 

WARD, Gerlie

1972-1972

Gerlie Ward, infant daughter of Billy Don and Georgene Coldiron Ward, of Prichard, WV, died Sunday night shortly after birth. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Delbert Ward Cemetery, route 1, Prichard. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are four sisters, Donna, Gleama, Marsha and Rhoda Ward, all at home; a brother, Roy Ward, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gerlie Coldiron of Fort Gay; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Ward of route 1, Prichard. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1972

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BENTLEY, Hester (Woods)

1892-1972

Mrs. Hester Woods Bentley, 80, of Louisa Star Route, died Wednesday, July 19, in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Woods and Vanhorn Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. Born April 20, 1892, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Minerva Russell Woods. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Maddy and Mrs. Rush Pope of Louisa Star Route; two sons, Ray Bentley of Elyria, OH and Russell Bentley of Sta. Albans, WV; a sister, Mrs. George Ables of Columbus, OH, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

BOYES, Laura (Elrod)

1897-1972

Mrs. Laura (Flora) Boyes, 74, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died Sunday at home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born November 1, 1897, at Breckenridge, KY, she was a daughter of the late James and Paulina Galloway Elrod. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Ray Boyes, four daughters, Mrs. Bascom (Wanda) Hollingsworth of route 1 Prichard, Mrs. Paul (Novenda) Tucker of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Charles (Glenna) Leonard of Martinsburg, WV and Mrs. James (Vera) Hamilton of South Point, OH; three sons, Merle Boyes of Prichard, Walter Boyes of Lavalette, WV and Keith Boyes of Wooster, OH; a step son, Don Boyes of Wayne, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Ala Stalen of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Dorothy Murphy of Harrisonburg, OH; a brother, Harold Elrod of Portsmouth, OH and 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

CANTRELL, John Ed

1904-1972

John Ed Cantrell, 68, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, July 18, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born November 7, 1904 at Ophir, KY in Morgan County, he was a son of the late Tom and Lizzie Williams Cantrell. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Della Lemaster Cantrell; three daughters, Mrs. Greenville Cordle of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Douglas Hamilton of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Onedia Smith of Georgia; five sons, Cove, and Charles Cantrell of Louisa, Cass Cantrell of Fairborn, OH, Tom Cantrell of Hazel Park, MI and Joe Cantrell of route 1, Louisa; three brothers, Anon Cantrell of Red Bush, KY, Amon Cantrell of Volga, KY and Mount Cantrell of Ophir an 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

CARTER, Clyde

1893-1972

Clyde Carter, Sr., 79, of Adams, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Elmwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born January 12, 1893, at Adams, a son of the late Dock and America Prince Carter. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Ruth Justice Carter, preceded him in death in 1971. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 25, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James J. Gilpin of Lexington; a son, Clyde Carter, Jr., of Adams, two sisters, Mrs. Jett Layne and Mrs. Salyer Runyon, both of Stone, KY and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1972

 

CRUM, Christopher C.

1925-1972

Christopher (Chris) Crum, 46, of Louisa, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born September 27, 1925, in Wayne County, WV, he was a son of Mrs. Effie Picklesimer of route 3, Louisa and the late Noah Crum. A construction contractor, he was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Louisa and a veteran of World War II. Survivors also include the wife, Mrs. Janet Evey Crum, a daughter Christa Crum at home; three sons, Christopher Charles, Clifford, and Richard Crum, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Redkey of Cincinnati, Mrs. Gene Kelly of Southgate, MI and Mrs. Don Hamilton of Louisa, and two brothers, Frank and James Crum, both of Louisa, route 3. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

FANNIN, Emma (Rankin)

1880-1972

Mrs. Emma Fannin, 91, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday June 24, in an Ironton, OH hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, from the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church on route 4, with the Rev. Glenn Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery on route 4. Born August 4, 1880, in Lawrence County, OH, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harm Rankin. Her husband, Isaac Fannin, died in 1941. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Della DeLong and Mrs. Mary Daniels of South Point, OH, Mrs. Amy Queen of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Jessie McClelland of East Liverpool, OH; two sons, Frank and William Fannin of route 4, Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1972

 

FRY, Mary (Napier)

1896-1972

Mrs. Mary Fry, 76, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, July 6, at the residence of a son in Akron, OH, following an extended illness. Mrs. Fry was born June 21, 1896, in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Shade and Susan Frazier Napier. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. Jay Watts officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery at Glenhayes. Surviving are her husband, Oney Fry; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Mattos and Mrs. Ona Mae Ronk, both of California and Mrs. Una Hughes of Harrisburg, OH; a son, Rennie Norman Fry of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Jenny Kidd of Ceredo, WV and a brother, Howard Napier of Streetsboro, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1972

 

GRIFFITH, Harry H.

1881-1972

Harry H. Griffith, 91, of Blaine, died Wednesday, June 21, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Curt Boggs of Catlettsburg. Mr. Griffith was born April 1, 1881, at Blaine, a son of the late Milton and Jane Boggs Griffith. His wife, Mrs. Alma Le Griffith, preceded him in death in 1964. Additional survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Carrie Boggs of Bellefontaine, OH; three sons, Norman Griffith of Chillicothe, Millard Griffith of Catlettsburg and Watson Griffith, of Hilliard, OH; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m. from the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Griffith Cemetery at Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1972

 

HAYES, Robert Sidney

1886-1972

Robert Sidney Hayes, 86, of route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, July 20, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. A retired oil well driller, he was born September 18, 1886, at Lackey, KY, a son of the late Wilson and Rhoda Martin Hayes. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Letia Salisbury Hayes; two sons, Robert Hayes of St. Cloud, FL and Claude Hayes of San Lorenzo, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Wilson of Ashland, KY; a brother, Claude Hayes of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

HAYTON, Mamie (Ferguson)

1898-1972

Mrs. Mamie Hayton, 74, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Hayton was born January 18, 1898, a daughter of the late Albert and Nancy Ferguson. Her husband, George Hayton, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Woodrow Ferguson of Springfield, OH, Kenneth Ferguson of Jacksonville, FL, and Howard Ferguson of Lebanon, VA, a daughter, Mrs. Albert Bender of Pleasant Valley, CT; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Smith of Fort Gay; two brothers, Bramel and John B. Ferguson, both of Fort Gay; two step daughters, Mrs. Ray Elam and Mrs. James Ferguson both of Michigan; and two step sons, Arnold and Eula Hayton, both in Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Ferguson cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1972

 

HINKLE, Anderson Ernest

1885-1972

Anderson Ernest Hinkle, 87, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Providence Funeral Home at Pennington Gap, VA. Burial was in the Powell Cemetery at Dryden, VA. Born August 13, 1885, in Greenville, TN, he was a son of Tom Hinkle, He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Margaret Orr Hinkle; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Phillips, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Kenneth Baxter of Sandy Creek, NY; two sons, James and Eugene Hinkle of Detroit, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Dennie of Johnson City, TN, Mrs. Sally Bartlett of Bristol, TN, and Mrs. Ethel Smith of Knoxville, TN; a brother, Smith Hinkle of Elizabethtown, TN; and 28 grandchildren. The body was taken to the Virginia funeral home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1972

 

HOLBROOK, Arville

1910-1972

Arville Holbrook, 62, of route 1, Louisa, did Saturday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born March 28, 1910, at Louisa Star Route, he was a son of the late Ralph and Alafair Jones Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Ann Adams Holbrook; two daughters, Mrs. Millard Wellman of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Kenneth Sanson of Columbus, OH; ;two sons, James Holbrook with the Air Force in Italy and Michael Glenn Holbrook, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Webb and Mrs. Austin Webb of Richwood, OH, and Mrs. Grant Roberts of route 3, Louisa; four brothers, Jimmy Holbrook of Kingston, OH, Louis Holbrook of Logan County, OH, Forest Holbrook of Marion, OH and Wesley Holbrook of Dayton, OH and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13,1972

 

RUPERT, George D.

1886-1972

George D. Rupert, 86, of Ulysses, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of two months. Mr. Rupert was born March 4, 1886, in Grayson, KY, a son of the late Abraham and Julia Duncan Rupert. He was a retired sales representative of the Wilson Milk Co and a member of the United Methodist Church of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Borders Rupert; two daughters, Miss Maxine Rupert of route 5, Olive Hill and Mrs. B. W. Whitaker of Lynchburg, VA; a son, Joe F. Rupert of route 2, Ashland, five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1972

 

SANDLIN, Mary Jane (Stansbury)

1883-1972

Mrs. Mary Jane Sandlin, 89, of Kenova, WV, a native of Louisa, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1, in a Kenova Nursing Home. Mrs. Sandlin was born May 29, 1883, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Daniel and Lydia Branham Stansbury. She was preceded in death in 1954 by her husband, A. L. Sandlin. Surviving are several cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Schell of Kenova, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1972

 

SWETNAM, Lucy (Thompson)

1885-1972

Mrs. Lucy Thompson Swetnam, 76, of Sunnyside, WA, passed away June 19 at Sunnyside Hospital following a six weeks illness. Born at Mattie, KY, September 13, 1885, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Armeca Moore Thompson. She was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hamlet of Sunnyside; two sons, Thomas Swetnam, Hartford, CT and Joseph Swetnam, Columbus, OH; ten grandchildren. Her husband, Attorney Joseph Swetnam, preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the Curtright Funeral Home, Friday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. William L. Snyder of Columbus, OH officiating. Burial was in the Swetnam Cemetery at Blaine, KY. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Mona Lee (Carter)

Mrs. Mona Lee Thompson, 60, of Ashville, OH, died recently. Funeral services were conducted from the Church of Christ, Christian Union, in Ashville, OH, with the Rev. Arthur Fultz officiating. Interment was made in Floral Hills Cemetery, Ashville. Survivors include the husband, Arlie Thompson, and two sons, Bob of Hebron, OH, and Don of Circleville, OH; six grandchildren and a great grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Ruby Carter; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Moore of Circleville; three brothers, Jack, Frank and Arnold Carter, of Columbus, OH. Contributions were requested to be made to the Circleville Bible College or to the Ashville Church of Christ. Those attending the funeral from Kentucky were: Mrs. Robert Bussey, Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson, Miss Jo See, Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thompson of Morehead. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1972

 

TINGLER, Edgar Withrow

1918-1972

Edgar Withrow Tingler, 63, of route 5, Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born November 8, 1918, at Covington, VA, he was a son of the late Earl Williams and Ailene Ninety Tingler. He was a World War II veteran, employed as an automobile mechanic and worked for the railroads. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Madeline Varney Tingler; four sons, Ben and Garrett Keith Amos of Riverside, CA; and Edgar W. and Earl Tingler of Louisa; two brothers, Claude Tingler of Baltimore, MD and Howard Tingler of Wapakoneta, OH and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

WEBB, Converse

1888-1972

Converse Webb, 84, of Mansfield, OH, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Bartram Chapel, near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Willard Robertson and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Webb family cemetery. Born July 1, 1888, at Fort Gay, he was a son of the late William and Rebecca Roberts Webb. He was a retired Wayne County school system employee. Surviving are his wife, Inez Wellman Webb; a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Crabtree of Fort Gay; a son, Robert Webb of Mansfield, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1972

 

YOUNG, Chloe (Ward)

1891-1972

Mrs. Chloe Young, 81, of 107 Maple Street, Louisa, died Sunday, June 25, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon barker and Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery. Born May 6, 1891, in Johnson County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Castle Ward. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Morton Harrison Young, died in 1944. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Howard Edwards of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Bruce Bayes of Webbville, KY, Misses Julia and Velma Young of Louisa and Miss Ellen Young of Columbus, OH; four sons, Perry and Jesse Young of Ashland, Taylor Young of Grove City, OH, and Donald Young in Tennessee; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1972

 

YORK, Ethel (Kirk)

1897-1972

Funeral rites were conducted for Mrs. Ethel Kirk York, 75, Friday, June 30, at 2 p.m. from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Mrs. York passed away June 28, in a Huntington hospital, following a brief illness. Born December 11, 1897, at Inez, KY, she was a daughter of the late Judge Andrew J. and Betty Goble Kirk, prominent citizens and early settlers of that section. The deceased, a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, was a former member and past president of the Louisa Parent Teacher Association and director of the Louisa Fort Gay Bridge Company. She was a very kind generous person and loved by all her friends and neighbors. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the ceremony. Burial was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse Lyon, Howard Queen, Russell Wells, Jack See, Herb Sullivan and Harold Hall. Surviving are two sons, Andrew K. York of Louisa, and L. H. York of Amherst, OH; two sisters, Mrs. C. T. Rule of Paintsville and Mrs. Alice Hall of Ashland; three brothers, Louie Kirk of Paintsville, Chester Kirk, Daytona Beach, FL and Langley Kirk, Wichita, KS; four grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1972

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ADAMS, Lyda (Morris)

1885-1972

Mrs. Lyda Adams, 86, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, August 10, at her residence after a long illness. Mrs. Adams was born December 5, 1885, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Edwards Morris, early settlers of that section. She was a retired teacher, and had taught for 25 years in Greenup and Lawrence County school. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Baptist Church. Her husband, Monroe Adams, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Cordle of route 1, Louisa, a grandson, Gene Cordle of route 1, Louisa;; a stepson, Attorney E. E. Adams of Louisa; four nieces, Mrs. Walter Plummer, Mrs. Claude Fyffe, Mrs. Estill Hamilton all of Ashland, and Mrs. Chris Sloan of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. The Bradley Quartet, sang favorite selections. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1972

 

BILLUPS, Everett

1895-1972

Everett Billups, 77, of Prichard, WV, died Sunday at home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Damron and the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born January 7, 1895, at Prichard, he was a son of the late James Qu. and Lou Strother Billups. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church and World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Larme Lakin Billups; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Zelda) Ferguson of Huntington, Mrs. Maxie (June) Ferguson of Belle, WV and Mrs. Okley (Mettie) Chapman of Barboursville, WV; a sister, Mrs. Consie Lycans of Prichard; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

BOYD, Maud (Lakin)

1899-1972

Mrs. Maud Lakin Boyd, 73, of Albany, GA, formerly of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday morning, August 23, in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. B. R. Lakin officiating. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery at Prichard. She was born February 21, 1899, at Prichard, a daughter of the late Cornea and Erie Christian Lakin. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church at Portsmouth, OH. Her husband, David P. Boyd, died in 1966. Survivors include a son, Glynn O. Boyd of Albany, GA; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer Frazier of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Jennings Cyrus of Kenova, WV, and Mrs. George Matovich and Mrs. Bertie Workman of Prichard; a brother, Herman Lakin of Stout, OH; two granddaughters, and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

BROWN, Lydia (Borders)

1888-1972

Mrs. Lydia Brown, 84, of Wittensville, KY, died Tuesday, at home after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Borders Chapel Methodist Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born January 2, 1888, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Martha Wellman Borders. She was a member of the Borders Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, Dan G. Brown, died in 1968. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Marvel Boyd of Frankfort, KY, Mrs. Mable Daniels of Wittensville, and Mrs. Shirley Ross of Flat Gap, KY; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1972

 

CASTLE, Esta G. (Moore)

1899-1972

Mrs. Esta G. Castle, 72, of 423 Rice St., Louisa, died Wednesday, July 26, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. Willie G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 14, 1899, at Mattie, KY, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Miller Moore. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Blaine, KY Eastern Star. Her husband, C. C. Castle, died in 1971. Surviving are a step son, Glen Castle of Louisa; a son, Cyrus Cordle of West Jefferson, OH, a step daughter, Mrs. Rachel Roher of Circleville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Moore of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Anna Cordle of Manchester, OH; two brothers, Ruben Moore of route 3, Louisa and Frank Moore of Louisa; one granddaughter and 4 grandsons. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1972

 

CASTLE, Lowrenia (Dalton)

1919-1972

Mrs. Lowrenia Castle, 52, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born December 26, 1919, at Excelsior, WV, she was a daughter of Mrs. Effie Fowler Dalton of Louisa and the late Tom Dalton. She was a member of the Church of God. Additional survivors include her husband, Hard Castle of River, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Dykes and Mrs. Della Lambert of Louisa; two brothers, Willard Dalton, Piqua, OH and Ray Dalton, Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1972

 

CHAFIN, Kay M.

1916-1972

Kay M. Chafin, 56, of Corbin, KY, died Sunday morning in a Jellico, TN hospital of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Saunders Cemetery, Blaine, KY. He was born at Lowmansville, KY, August 17, 1916, the son of the late James and Nellie Young Chafin. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. D. B. Chandler of Ashland and Mrs. Genoa Allen of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Liss Chafin of Oil Springs, James H. Chafin of Seymore, IN, Bill Chafin of Catlettsburg, and Jay Milton Chafin of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1972

 

CHILDERS, Bert Calloway

1917-1972

Bert Calloway Childers, 54, of Rockwood, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, August 22 in a Louisa, hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Cemetery near Louisa. He was born December 5, 1917, at Louisa, a son of the late James and Lucy Coburn Childers. He was a crane operator for Great Lakes Steel Corp. and was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Thompson Childers; four daughters, Mrs. Jean Leeth of Lincoln Park, MI, Mrs. Betty Taylor of Wyandotte, MI, Mrs. Debbie Henson and Miss Cathy Childers of Rockwood; a son, Elmer Childers of Wyandotte; two sisters, Mrs. John H. Rittenberry of Louisa and Mrs. Nannie Smart of New Buffalo, MI; five brothers, John, James, Lawrence, Paul and Ernest Childers, all of Michigan City, IN; and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

CLARK, Charles Wayne (Buck)

1930-1972

William Oakie Parson, East Fork section of Lawrence County, charged with murder in the slaying of Charles Wayne Clark, was released Wednesday on a $10,000 bond. Parson waived to g?? jury action at a hearing Saturday morning before Judge J. J. Jordan and had remained in jail since then in lieu of bond. Kentucky State Trooper Clyde Johns said Parsons reported Clark came to his home about 7:45 p.m. Friday ???? became enraged in an argument with Parson. After ???? ening to allegations, Parson told the Trooper, he got his shotgun. Clark attempted to take it away from him and it discharged, he said. The victim, a son of Alvin Clark, of Princess, KY, formerly resided in Ashland. Clark, 41, was dead on arrival at the Louisa General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Donald May and Rev. C. F. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Coalton Cemetery. The deceased was born November 7, 1930, i Wayne County, WV, a son of Alvin S. Clark of Princess and the late Nellie Enyart Clark. He was a carpenter and a member of Union Local No. 479 of Ashland. He was an employee of the Ross Brothers Construction Company of Ashland. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his stepmother, Mrs. Cora Clark, his wife, Mrs. Madeline Workman Clark; three sons, David, Alvin and Ray Clark, all at home; four daughters, Andrea, Lisa, Jayna and Kelli Clark, all at home; a brother, Alvin Jack Clark of Mansfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Garnet Baldwin of Mansfield and Mrs. Barbour Norman of Ashland; and a grandmother, Mrs. Virgie Enyart of Barboursville, WV. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1972

 

CLARKSON, Bess (Clonch)

1917-1972

Mrs. Bess Clarkson, 55, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Preston officiating. Burial will be in the Branham Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV. Born February 14, 1917, at Mason City, WV, she was a daughter of Mrs. Norma Mae Clonch of Columbus, OH and the late George Clonch, Sr. She was employed at Rittman, OH. Other survivors include her husband, Raymond Clarkson; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Wellman of route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Norma Jean Conn and Mrs. Esther Cosnell of Columbus and two brothers, George and Charles Clonch of Columbus. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1972

 

FUGITT, Maxwell Manuel

1926-1972

Maxwell Manuel Fugitt, 46, of Torchlight, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Kay Thompson Jr., officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Torchlight. Born February 22, 1926, in Torchlight, he was a son of the late Monroe Fugitt and Mrs. Ethel Patrick  Fugitt of Torchlight. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by five daughters, Julia and Brenda Fugitt of route 2, Louisa, and Lois, Betty and Evelyn Fugitt, all of East Fork, KY, five sons, Roy, Richard, Maxwell, Jr., and Tommy Fugitt, all of route 2, Louisa, Ricky Fugitt of route 1, Louisa, five sisters, Opel McKenzie of Louisa, Elsie York of Chapman, KY, Pauline Fugitt, Daisy VanHoose and Betty Caudill, all of Louisa, four brothers, Millard, Ralph, Homer and Guy Fugitt, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1972

 

GEORGE, Elias J.

1880-1872

Elias J. George, 92, of Ulysses, KY, died Thursday, August 3, in a Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Walnut Grove Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Harold Stevens, the Rev. Bird Webb and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born February 13, 1880, in Johnson County, KY he was a son of the late Nathan and Lizzie Hylton George. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Fannie LeMaster George, died i 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Burton of Lowmansville, KY; two sons, Icel George of Ulysses and Charlie George of Jeffersonville, KY; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Chandler of Lowmansville; a half brother, Nathan George; 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1972

 

HESSON, Richard Lee

1945-1972

Richard Lee Hesson, 27, of 1551 Seventh Ave., Huntington, was found dead beneath his car Thursday afternoon, August 24, 2.2 miles north of Louisa, where he had apparently lain for some 16 hours. Kentucky State Trooper Douglas Asher said he set the time of the accident at 1:30 a.m. based on reports by neighbors of hearing a sound at that hour. The car's light switch was still on, he said. The victim, with the right front wheel of the car on him, was found at 5:30 p.m. by Victor Matthew, who lived nearby. Trooper Asher said the man was apparently driving south on U. S. 23 when he struck a mailbox on the right side of the road, went back across the highway and hit a guardrail, plunging over a 45 foot bank. The car evidently overturned throwing him out, and uprighted with the wheel on him. Death appeared to have been instantaneous. Police had difficulty in identifying the victim and in locating his next of kin. The body was taken to the Heston Funeral Home here and later was taken to the Chapman Mortuary, Huntington, where rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Harold Jefferson officiating. Burial was in Greenbottom Cemetery at Lesage, WV. He was born January 7, 1945 in Cabell County, WV,  son of Mrs. Mae Short Hesson of Huntington and the late Luellen Hesson. Other survivors include, three sisters, Mrs. Brenda Meadows, and Miss Kathy Hesson of Huntington and Mrs. Marie Chapman of Barboursville; 2 brothers, Bobby and Roger Hesson of Huntington and a half brother, Morris Hesson of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

JOBE, Alonzo

Alonzo Jobe, 84, of Hemphill, WV, died Saturday, July 29, in a Welch hospital following a long illness. Born in Louisa, KY, he was a son of the late John L. and Cordellia Chaffin Jobe. He was a retired foreman for the Eastern Gas Corporation at Carswell, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31 from the Gearing-Witten Funeral Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Johnson Wilson officiating. Burial was in Roselawn

Memorial Gardens on the Bluefield-Princeton Road. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Jobe; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia L. Miller of Princeton and Mrs. Lillian J. Cox of Riverside; two brothers, Tom Jobe of Hemphill and Dewey Jobe of Dayton, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Lilly Jordan of Louisa, Mrs. Janie Berry of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Elizabeth Savage of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Rebecca Diamond of Fallsburg, KY; four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1972

 

JOHNSON, Eva

A Fort Gay woman was found dead Tuesday afternoon at her home on Orchard Street and Wayne County authorities said she was apparently beaten to death by a hand-held instrument. The victim was identified as Mrs. Eva Johnson, 49, who lived alone. Death was attributed to head injuries, according to results from an autopsy which was performed at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. No arrests have been made and the death weapon has not been found. State police and the sheriff's office said several articles, including the victim's clothing, hair and blood samples, have been forwarded to the state police laboratory for analysis. State police Trooper R. B. Edwards said several leads are being checked out, but nothing ha been uncovered as yet to warrant an arrest.

 

Mrs. Johnson, reportedly separated from her husband, Mont Johnson, was the mother of 4 or 5 children by a previous marriage, Sheriff James O (Church) Plybon said. Her children, however, did not live with her. The case, officers said, is being considered a homicide unless future developments disproves the theory. Sheriff Plybon termed the incident a murder, but said the death weapon did not appear to be a hatchet as initial reports had indicated. Officers worked throughout the night Tuesday gathering possible evidence, talking with acquaintances of the victim and tracing clues.

 

Mrs. Johnson's niece, Flo Pack, of Louisa, discovered the body shortly after noon Tuesday when she went to her aunt's home to pay a $3 dept. The body, full-clothed, was lying on the floor in a front room. There reportedly were no signs that a struggle had occurred. Okey Ratcliff, a constable and town marshall at Fort Gay, Butler District, was notified and he in turn contacted the sheriff's office and state police. Virgil Mills, Wayne County coroner, viewed the body at the scene and then ordered it taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital after conferring with the prosecuting attorney's office. The pathologist, who performed the autopsy, said the woman suffered multiple head wounds which caused extensive brain damage. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

KITCHEN, Lola (Hillman)

1907-1972

Mrs. Lola Kitchen, 65, of route 1, Webbville, died Tuesday, August 15, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kitchen was born June 17, 1907, on route 1, Webbville, a daughter of the late James and Lottie Ratliff Hillman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Hillman Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. Surviving are her husband, Ballard Kitchen, a sister, Mrs. Tony Webb of route 1, Webbville and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1972

 

LAMBERT, Henry

1893-1972

Henry Lambert, 79, of Buchanan, KY, died Monday at home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. Born March 17, 1893, at Catlettsburg, KY, he was a son of the late William H. and Julia French Lambert. He was a retired carpenter and World War I veteran. His wife, Ella Ferguson Lambert, died in 1971. Surviving are a son, Carl Henry Lambert, of route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, a daughter, Mrs. Prichard Hazlett of route 2, Catlettsburg; a foster son, Robert Ferguson, Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Tetry and a brother, French Lambert, both of Portsmouth, OH; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1972

 

MCCOMAS, Clyde Carl

1897-1972

Clyde Carl McComas, 75, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died Friday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Otto Perry, of Rittman, OH, officiating. Burial was in the McComas Cemetery on Route 1, Prichard, with graveside services by Vinson Lodge 66, AF & AM at Fort Gay, of which he was a member. A retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church, he was born April 27, 1897, a son of the late John and Laura Toppings McComas. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eunice Webb McComas; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Ramsier and Mrs. Clara Talbert of Rittman, Mrs. Joseph Kirby of Lewisville, OH and Miss Naomi McComas at home; ten sons, Johnny McComas in Florida, Garland, Lowell, Howard, Frank and the Rev. William K. McComas, all of Rittman, Clyde McComas of Medina, OH, the Rev. Claude McComas of Smithville, OH, Donald McComas of Orville, OH and Vernon McComas at home; three sisters, Mrs. Garnet Hewlett of Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Esther Ellis of route 1, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. Ruth Hale of Creston, OH; 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

PORTER, Mergie (Fitch)

1903-1972

Mrs. Mergie Fitch Porter, 68, of Williamson, WV, died Thursday, August 24, in a Williamson hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Friendship United Baptist Church on route 5, Louisa with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Cemetery at Fluty Lick, KY. born August 28, 1903, at Louisa, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Salmons) Salmons. She was a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James R. Porter of Williamson; five sons, Willis Fitch of Mobile, AL, William Fitch of Williamson, Dondal Fitzpatrick of Williamson, Okie Fitch of Columbus, OH, and Sidney Fitch of Inez, KY; six daughters, Mrs. Lexie Justice of Louisa, Mrs. Ruby Adams, Mrs. Joyce Yoder, Mrs. Opal Ledbetter, Mrs. Brookie Mae Mills and Mrs. Louise Quick of Columbus, four brothers, Hubert and Lawrence Salmons of McVey, KY, Floyd Salmons of Louisa, and Howard Salmons of South Shore, KY; three sisters, Marie Bell of Huntington, Mrs. Alvie Brown of Dunlow, WV and Mrs. Lonnie Hughes of Marion, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Williamson. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

SEGRAVES, Leonard Oscar

1891-1972

Leonard Oscar Segraves, 81, of route 1, Webbville, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Smokey valley Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born March 26, 1891, in Elliott County, KY, he was a son of the late Sylvester and Amanda Hay Segraves. He was a retired pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annabelle Kitchen Segraves; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Wellman of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willard McCoy of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Harvey Vanmeter of Fairborn, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Claude Collier and Mrs. Homer Collier of Columbus and Mrs. Hammie Isaacs of Hitchins, KY; a brother, Henry Segraves in West Virginia; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

SHANKS, Carmel Seldon

1904-1972

Carmel Seldon Shank, 68, of 403 Franklin St., Louisa, died suddenly Monday at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born March 3, 1904, in Floyd County, VA, he was a son of the late Marian and Jenny Lynn Lucas Shank. He was a retired carpenter and superintendent of construction at B. F. Parott of Roanoke, VA. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Thompson Shank; five sisters, Mrs. Adrene Dooley in Alabama, Mrs. Blaine Shepherd and Mrs. Lorraine Hale of Shawsville, VA, Mrs. Ernestine Forbes of Stuarts Draft, VA and Mrs. Moye Wright of Roanoke and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1972

 

SHANNON, General William

1919-1972

General William Shannon, 53, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland hospital after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Moore's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on route 1, with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery on Route 1. Born April 10, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late W. M. and Blaine Parker Shannon. He was a construction foreman for Kentucky Road Oil Co., and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathern Bishop Shannon; two sons, Cratis Maxwell Shannon of Louisville and Billy David Shannon of Gainesville, FL; 7 sisters, Mrs. Goldie Isaac, Mrs. Amble Preece and Mrs. Eliza Cochran of rout 1, Louisa, Mrs. Pauline Chapman and Mrs. Waleka Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Grace Wallace of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Byrd Barber of Dayton, OH; a brother, Clyde Shannon of route 1, Louisa, and six grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of his  brother, Clyde Shannon and removed to the church one hour before the services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

SKAGGS, Leo J.

1889-1972

Leo U. Skaggs, Jr., 83, of Martha, KY died Saturday in a Paintsville hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home with the Rev. H. Ross and the Rev. Pauley Keaton officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Born July 14, 1889, at Martha, he was a son of the late James and Sena Boggs Skaggs. He was a retired driller and pipe fitter and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mattie Curtis Skaggs; two sons, Percy James Skaggs of Adams, KY and Jessie Poe Skaggs of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Isom of Blaine and Mrs. Susan Rose of Keaton; a brother, Okie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, OH; 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

SPROUSE, Noah

1890-1972

Noah Sprouse, 81, route 1, Webbville, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 27, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Sprouse was born September 18, 1890, on route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Clade and Rinda Adams Sprouse. He was a veteran of World War I, a retired coal miner, and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the residence with the Rev. Melvin Muncy and the Rev. Bob Loar officiating. Burial was in the Clevenger Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cordie Evans Sprouse, two daughter, Mrs. Margaret Young and Mrs. Louise Young, both of Columbus, four sons, Howard, Hugh, Homer and Sylvester, Sprouse, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Cooksey of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Hester Peterman of Buchanan; 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1972

 

TAYLOR, William Ballard

1884-1972

William Ballard Taylor, 88, 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 officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born April 29, 1884, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bud Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virgie Roberts Taylor; five daughters, Mrs. Stanley C. Lambert of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Y. V. Steele of East Lynne, WV, Mrs. R. H. Jordan of Circleville, OH, Mrs. M. D. Roof of Dayton, OH; and Miss Margie Taylor of Louisa; three sons, Garland Taylor of Genoa, WV, and William E. and Ernest L. Taylor of Kenova; a brother, Evan Taylor in Ohio, 47 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Samantha Ellen (Blackburn)

1881-1972

Mrs. Samantha Ellen Thompson, 91, of 402 Franklin St., Louisa, died Tuesday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Louisa, where she was a member for more than 30 years, with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 2, 1881, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Harmon and Mary Elizabeth Gussler Blackburn. Her husband, the late David L. Thompson, was former Lawrence County attorney and was a Methodist minister in the West Virginia Conference. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mrs. Carmel Shank and Mrs. W. A. Patton of Louisa and Mrs. John Kinner of Ashland; two brothers, Arlie and Ora Blackburn of route 1, three sisters, Mrs. Louise Miller and Mrs. Mollie Miller of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Ivory Childers of route 1, Louisa, four grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1972

 

WARD, James

James Ward, 21, who died Monday, in a pre-dawn head-on collision on I-64 West of St. Albans, WV, is a former resident of Louisa. He came here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ward, during the construction of Kentucky Power Company's Big Sandy Plant where his father was associated. He attended Louisa high school and was a member of the football team. He was active in the Youth Program (MYF) at the Louisa Methodist Church while here. Several members of the local church attended his funeral held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Albans. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1972

 

WILEY, Sheridan

1886-1972

Sheridan Wiley, 89, of Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland nursing home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born June 1, 1883, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Biga and Nancy Wiley. He was a farmer. His wife, Martha Bays Wiley, preceded him in death. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ora Bradley of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, August 31, 1972

 

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ADAMS, Anna (Kitchen)

1889-1972

Mrs. Anna Adams, 85, of route 1, Ashland, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born October 16, 1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Grubb Kitchen. Surviving are six sons, Charles Edward and Erskins Adams, both of route 1 Ashland, Ruffus Adams, Ironton, OH, 1st Sgt. Bruce Adams with the U. S. Army in Vietnam, Milo Adams of Industry, PA, and Lowell Adams of Cannonsburg; five brothers, John, Lincoln and Dewey Kitchen, all of Lawrence county, Arthur Kitchen of Summit, and Luke Kitchen of Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Willie Spillman, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Ora Chaffin of Twin Branch, and Miss Martha Kitchen of Michigan; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Strait Creek Nazarene Church with the Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Arrangements were under the direction of John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1972

 

BOGGS, Ollie Odelphia (Kazee)

1887-1972

Mrs. Ollie Odelphia Boggs, 85, of Chesterville, OH, a former resident of Louisa, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in Chesterville following an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born April 25, 1887, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Leander and America Gambill Kazee. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold Lester of Ashville, OH and Mrs. M. C. Evans of Mount Gilead, OH; three sons, Russell E. Boggs, of Ashland, Stacey Boggs of Houston, TX and Howard Boggs of Columbus; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

CARTER, Walter

1904-1972

Walter (Buck) Carter, 66, of 3627 Park Street, Catlettsburg, a native of Louisa, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born September 13, 1904, in Louisa, a son of the late Ira and Cordelia Marcum Carter. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Maxie Nolan of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with the Rev. Frank Standifer officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1972

 

CASSELL, Lowell Thomas

1940-1972

Lowell Thomas Cassell, 32, of Orient, OH, formerly of Louisa, was found dead in his automobile Thursday morning, September 14, an apparent victim of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Cassell was born August 24, 1940, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Mae Borders Cassell of Louisa and the late Zona Cassell. He had closed the garage doors of a service station he operated and started his car, which was parked inside. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Persinger Cassell, a daughter, Miss Donna Cassell at home, a son, Kevin Cassell, at home; two sisters, Mrs. William Phillips of Columbus, OH and Miss Betty Jean Cassell of Louisa and a brother, Bill Cassell of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1972

 

CYRUS, K. T.

K. T. (Kenny) Cyrus, a native of Blaine section and a former resident of Louisa, passed away at this home in Orlando, FL at 8:30 p.m. Friday night. The 83 year old Mr. Cyrus, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cyrus, of Blaine, had been ill for some time and had recently submitted to surgery. Survivors other than his wife, Della Swetnam Cyrus, are three daughters, some sisters, brothers, and other close relatives. Interment was made in Orlando. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1972

 

DAMRON, Betty (Gollsip)

1914-1972

Mrs. Betty Damron, 58, of Louisa, died Thursday in a South Williamson, KY hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the residence with the Rev. Clyde Damron officiating. Burial was in the Akers Cemetery near Louisa. Born August 15, 1914, in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mrs. Nana Gollsip. Surviving are her husband, Johnny Damron, four sons, Johnny Lee Damron with the Army at Ft. Bliss, TX, Stanley Damron, Gaalesburg, IL, Rice, Jr., and William A. Damron, Louisa, three daughters, Miss Patty Ruth Damron, of Road Fork, KY, Miss Mary Dean Damron, Louisa, and Mrs. Brenda Alice Adkins of Louisa; three brothers, Otto and R. G. Gollsip, Road Fork, KY and Homer Gollsip in Oklahoma and 7 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Justice Funeral Home, Pikeville. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1972

 

FLUTY, Ted

1907-1972

Ted Fluty, 64, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, August 31, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church on Louisa route 5 with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Born November 9, 1907, in Martin County, KY, he was a son of the late Thomas and Jenny Smith Fluty. Surviving are his wife, Polly Dillon Fluty; a son, Robert Douglas Fluty of Columbus, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Archie of Waynesburg, OH, Mrs. Loretta Edkins, of Marrs, PA and Mrs. Jemina Almeida of Meridon, CT; a brother, Lum Fluty of route 5, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Preston of Milo, KY, Mrs. Alice Haney of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Goldie Runyon of Inez, KY and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

FYFFE, Con

1907-1972

Con Fyffe, 64, of Martha, KY, died Wednesday, September 13, in a Morehead, KY hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Elizabeth Church at Martha with the Rev. H. H. Ross and Rev. Robbie Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton, KY. Born October 3, 1907, at Relief, KY, he was a son of the late Came B. and Susana Ferguson Fyffe. He was an oil field worker and World War II veteran. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Johnny Skaggs of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Gennis Sturgill of Blaine, KY; two brothers, Richard Fyffe of Martha and C. B. Fyffe of Aberdeen, OH and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1972

 

KITCHEN, Maxine

1910-1972

Miss Maxine Kitchen, 62, of Louisa, died at 3 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital following an illness of two years. Miss Kitchen was born July 29, 1910, at Gladys, KY, a daughter of the late Greenville and Samantha Tiller Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, OH. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Merla Faulkner and Mrs. Jean Thompson, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Bertha Fish, in Arizona; and two brothers, John Kitchen of Franklin, OH and Garland Kitchen of Ironton, OH. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1972

 

MAYNARD, Granville Sherman

1923-1972

Granville Sherman Maynard, 48, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, September 11, in a Richmond, VA hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Friendship Church on route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery on route 5. Born December 29, 1923, on route 2, Louisa, he was a son of the late Jacob Cain and Florence Spurlock Maynard. He was an employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Thompson Maynard; three sons, Lonnie Randall Maynard of Fort Gay, WV, Lannie Gary Maynard of Louisa and Sp. 5 Johnny Keither Maynard with the Army at Fairbanks, Alaska; three sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Frazier of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jay Thompson and Mrs. Ray Thompson of route 2, Louisa; three brothers, J. W., Albert and Lindsey Maynard of route 2, Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1972

 

MCCLOUD, Hanye (Napier)

1888-1972

Mrs. Hanye McCloud, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church on route 1, Fort Gay, of which she was a member. Burial was in Billups Cemetery near there. Born July 8, 1888, at Radnor, WV, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Lizzie Porter Napier. Her husband, Pearley McCloud, died in 1951. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Dooley of Hollywood, FL and Mrs. Susie Ailiff of Fort Gay; three sons, Jake I. McCloud of Fort Gay, Dan A. McCloud of Conneaut, OH, and Clyde McCloud of Kenova, WV; a sister, Mrs. Susie Perry of Portsmouth, OH; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1972

 

MCKEE, W. B. (Pete)

Mr. W. B. (Pete) McKee, passed away Saturday, September 9, in the Veterans' Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. A son of the late Robert and Florence Brown McKee, he was born and reared in Louisa. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the W. Mark Johnson Funeral Home, East McMillan Street, Walnut Hills. Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1972

 

MOORE, Bert W.

1890-1972

Bert W. Moore, 82, route 3, Louisa, died Thursday evening, August 31, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born June 2, 1890, at Mattie, KY, a son of the late Wayne and Sarah Jane Ball Moore. A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Lodge at Blaine. Survivors include his wife, Erma Moore; four sons, Homer Moore of Grove City, OH; Elza and Keith Moore, both of Columbus, and Marvin Moore of route 3, Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Columbus; two brothers, the Rev. Willie Moore of Louisa and Bascom Moore of Louisville; a sister, Mrs. Florence Miller of Charley; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie G. Hayes and the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

NELSON, Ernest

1902-1972

Ernest Nelson, 70, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday evening in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Evergreen United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. W. Moore and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Hutchinson Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Born June 8, 1902, in Paintsville, KY, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Caldonia Martin Nelson. He was retied from work in the oil fields, was a former employee of the Chesapeake, & Ohio Railway Co., and was a member of the Methodist Church for 30 year. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Georgia O'Neal Nelson; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton of Portsmouth, OH; three brothers, Charles W. Nelson, Beckley, WV, and John and Joe Nelson of West Van Lear, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1872

ROBERTSON, Robert Luther

Robert Luther Robertson, 45, of 353 16th Street, Dunbar, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home at Charleston with the Rev. D. W. Durst and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park at Dunbar. Employed at the Rehabilitation Center at Institute, he was a son of Mrs. Jessie Raines Dodson of Crum. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church, Charleston, attended Marshall University and taught school at Fort Gay. Other survivors include his wife, Pearl Robertson; three stepsons, Phillip McDaniel with the Navy in the Panama Canal Zone, Terry McDaniel with the Air Force in Thailand and Richard McDaniel at home; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Juanita Beard of Charleston, Mrs. Janet Harris of Dunbar, Mrs. Ruth Goldsberry of Warrenton, VA and Mrs. Delores Charogoff of Macedonia, OH and 9 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 28, 1972

 

ROBINSON, Willie

1888-1972

Willie Robinson, 84, of Glenhayes, WV, died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson and the Rev. Sherman McCown officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Glenhayes. Born January 17, 1888, at Radnor, WV, he was a son of the late Lonzo and Mary Elizabeth Smith Robinson. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Dolly Frye Robinson, died in 1969. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Copley of Ethel, WV, Mrs. George Matthew of Accoville, WV and Mrs. Hubert Copley and Mrs. Lucien Artrip, both of Fort Gay, WV; two sons, Leslie Robinson of Chattaroy, WV and Jessie Robinson of Glenhayes; four sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Copley, Wayne, WV, Mrs. Ida Fraley and Mrs. Boone Lacy, both of Stollings, WV and Mrs. Lucy Steele of Chattaroy; four brothers, Sibb Robinson of Rittman, OH, Hayes Robinson of Omar, WV, Alfred Robinson, Radnor, WV and Charles Robinson of Logan, WV; 33 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the  direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Ruby (Masters)

1921-1972

Mrs. Ruby Thompson, 51, of Cordell, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Born September 10, 1921, at Wilbur, KY, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Eunice Masters. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mary Church at Charley with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Mary Church Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, John Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Jim Kelton of Paintsville; two sons, Ernest Thompson of Columbus and Russell Thompson of Cordell and 5 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

WEBB, Hazel (Webb)

1917-1972

Mrs. Hazel Webb, 55, of Fort Gay, WV, route 2, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a two month illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Webb family cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born March 20, 1917, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Emma Webb. She was a member of the Christian Baptist Church at Salt Petre, WV. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Webb; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Carroll, Jr. and Mrs. Lewis Hampton of Fort Gay; Mrs. Dole Austin of New Lebanon, OH, and Mrs. Norman K. Hughes of Louisa; six sons, Herbert and Jimmy Lee Webb of Fort Gay; Johnny Webb of route 2, Fort Gay, Luther Webb of Barboursville, WV, Burgess Webb of Louisa; and Ronny Allen Webb at home; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sam Parsons of Effie, WV, and two brothers, John Webb of Huntington and Arnold Webb of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

WHEELER, Mollie (Ross)

1906-1972

Mrs. Mollie Ross Wheeler, 66, of route 3, Ashland, KY, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born February 14, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Cordle Ross of Blaine and the late Edmund Ross. She was a member of the Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral service were conducted at 1p.m. Wednesday from the Ironville Enterprise Baptist church with the Rev. J. L. Hollingsworth and Rev. Ossie Robinson officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Joe Wheeler; two sons, Ottie and Billy Joe Wheeler, both of route 3, Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Doris Lloyd, of Dayton; three brothers, Dewey Ross of Columbus, Henry Ross of Argillite, KY and E. J. Ross of Blaine, four sisters, Mrs. Alkie Cordle of Springfield, IL, Mrs. Elsie Fitch of Blaine, Mrs. Iva G. Mangino of Chicago and Mrs. Jessie Morrison of Columbus; six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

 

YORK, Charles W.

1920-1972

Charles W. (Popeye) York, 52, of Glenhayes, WV, died Wednesday, August 30, after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in York Cemetery at Glenhayes. Born March 12, 1920, at Louisa, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Tennie Branham York. He was a member of the Fort Gay Veterans of Foreign Ward and formerly employed by Ohio Box Co. at Rittman, OH and the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., Surviving is a brother, James York of Glenhayes. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1972

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BORDERS, William

1885-1972

William Borders, 87, of Richardson, KY, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Mount Zion United Baptist Church, Richardson, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery there. Born March 23, 1885, at Richardson, he was a son of the late Archie and Mary Preston Borders. His wife, the former Myrtle Preston, died in 1965. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Starr, of Richardson, a brother, Paul Borders of Hi Hat, KY; a sister, Mrs. Julia Stapleton of Richardson, eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1972

 

CHAFFIN, Sam

1884-1972

Funeral services for Sam Chaffin, 78, of Webbville, who died at 11:20 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dry Fork Community Church at Webbville with the Rev. A. C. Adams and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Chaffin was born August 10, 1884, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Emma Adams Chaffin. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Dry Fork Community Church of Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Jordan Chaffin; two daughters, Mrs. Lorain Tussey and Mrs. Irene Tussey, both of Columbus; four sons, Richard and David Chaffin, both of Columbus, Otto Chaffin of Webbville and Ray Chaffin with the U. S. Air Force in Philippine Islands; a brother, Willie Chaffin of Kinston, OH; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News. October 26, 1972

 

COOKSEY, Kimberly Michele

1972-1972

Kimberley Michele Cooksey, infant daughter of James K. and Deborah Lynn Short Cooksey, of Clearfield, KY, was dead at birth Tuesday, October 10, in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, by Rev. Kelley Patton. The parents, formerly of Louisa, are both students at Morehead State University. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Heston Cooksey of Louisa; the maternal grandmother; Mrs. Marjorie Moore, of Louisa; and the maternal grandfather, William Short, of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Lane Funeral Home, Morehead. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1972

 

COPLEY, Cecil

1906-1972

Cecil Copley, 66, of Clay Street, Louisa, died Tuesday in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery with military graveside rites. Born June 29, 1906, at Salt Petre, WV, he was a son of Russian Copley of Louisa, and the late Viola Crabtree Copley. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a World War II veteran. He was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railway Co., Additional survivors include his wife, Anita Oslett Copley; a son, Jimmy Copley of Barstow, CA; two brothers, Fred Copley of Louisa and Luther Copley of Proctorville, OH. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

EVANS, Sophia (Lyons)

1887-1972

Mrs. Sophia Evans, 84, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, KY, died Thursday, October 5. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. J. T. Bailey and the Rev. Rufus Fannin officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Martha, KY. Born November 29, 1887, she was a daughter of the late William Marion and Frances Skaggs Lyons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Evans. She is survived by three sons, the Rev. Kenneth Evans of Pickerington, OH and Raymond and Rupert Evans, both of Baltimore, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Strausbaugh of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Gertrude Blythe of Martha; a brother, Hubert Lyons of Frazeysburg, OH; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1972

 

GAMBILL, Cynthia Ann (Sparks)

1887-1972

Mrs. Cynthia Ann Gambill, 85, of Baltimore, OH, a native of Elliott County, KY, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, following a brief illness. Mrs. Gambill was born June 26, 1887, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Alice Lyon Sparks. Her husband, Arbie L. Gambill, preceded her in death in 1956. She was a former resident of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Dwayne Spence Funeral Home in Canal Winchester, OH with the Rev. George Alton officiating. Burial was in the Violet Cemetery at Pickerington, OH. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Opal Boggs of Ashland, Mrs. Ottie Mae Slone of Jackson, Mrs. Lorraine Johnson of Baltimore, OH, and Mrs. Myrtle Boggs of Pickerington; three sons, Ora Gambill of Jackson, Olga Gambill of Pickerington and Arbie Edward Gambill, Jr., of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Ottie Funk and Mrs. Mollie Fosson, both of Ashland, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1972

 

GREEN, Hobart

1896-1972

Hobart Green, 75, of Blaine, died Wednesday, September 27, at home after a three year illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine with the Revs. Jessie Cordle, J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Born November 4, 1896, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Garfield and Ellen Lemaster Green. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Zora Ross Green; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Wheeler of Springfield, OH; a son, Howard Green of Blaine; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

JOHNSON, Rose (Spencer)

Mrs. Rose Spencer Johnson, 83, of Louisa, died Sunday in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Preston officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, at Jobe, KY. She was born at Jobe, KY, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Peck Spencer. Her husband, John Johnson, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Lacy and Mont Johnson of Louisa, and Freddie Johnson of Jobe; four daughters, Mrs. Lena Johnson of Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Sanpter of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Goldie Smith of Chapman, KY and Mrs. Ruby Baldwin of Jobe; and 71 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

MORRISON, Carolyn (Gaskins)

1927-1972

Mrs. Carolyn Morrison, 44, of 2200 Washington Ave., Pt. Pleasant, WV, a sister of Mrs. Herb Sullivan of Louisa, died Monday morning in a Pt. Pleasant hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Pt. Pleasant, by the Rev. Charles F. Frum and the Rev. O. H. Carder. Burial was in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Employed by the Vocational Technical Center at Point Pleasant, she was born November 10, 1927, in Mason County, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Anna Gaskins of Point Pleasant and the late Leonard O. Gaskins. She was a former secretary for the Mason County Board of Education. She was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church at Point Pleasant where she was assistant choir director, church secretary, a member of the Christian Builders Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women of the Church. Other survivors include her husband, Warren H. Morrison, a daughter, Miss Barbara Morrison, at home; a son, Kenneth Morrison with the Army in Germany, and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Blessing of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Helen Morrison of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Sullivan of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

POTTER, Grace (Blankenship)

1900-1972

Mrs. Grace Blankenship Potter, 71, of 517 Main Street, Greenup, KY, was dead on arrival Friday morning at King's Daughters' Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Potter was born October 27, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Raish and Inez Ratliff Blankenship. She was a former school teacher in Lawrence and Greenup counties and was a retired merchant, having operated clothing and grocery stores in Greenup. She was a member of the Greenup United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup with Dr. Ralph Wesley officiating. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery near South Shore. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don Jobe of Brookville, IN; two brothers, Raish Blankenship, Jr., of Owingsville and William Blankenship of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Maynard of Greenup and Mrs. Ray Ferguson and Mrs. Herb Myers, both of Louisa, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1972

 

ROBERTSON, Rebecca  (Robertson)

1889-1972

Mrs. Rebecca Robertson, 82, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday morning in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Robertson was born December 5, 1889, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Pharoah and Louvada Smith Robertson. Her husband, Cal Robertson, preceded her in death in 1952. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Oak Grove Methodist Church at route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. H. H. Ross, the Rev. Bob Osborne, and the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl D. Webb of route 2, Fort Gay; five sons, Freelin Robertson of route 1, Fort Gay, Boyd and Willie Robertson, both of route 2, Fort Gay, and Cecil Robertson of Louisa; two brothers, Frank Robertson of Mansfield, OH and Boyd Robertson of route 1, Fort Gay; 52 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1972

 

ROSE, Raymond

1902-1972

Raymond Rose, 70, route 3, Louisa, was dead on arrival at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Louisa General Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Rose was born January 9, 1902, at Irad, a son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose. He was a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa. He was a retired miller at the Louisa Supply Co., and a guard at the Louisa Carpet Mills for the past several years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Daniels, the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. James Arthur Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Skaggs Rose; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Thompson of route 2, Catlettsburg, a son Jim Ray Rose of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Ivory Rose Thompson and Mrs. Opal Adams, both of Louisa; five brothers, Sam Rose of Nolan, WV, Paul, Curtis and Willis Rose, all of Columbus, and Sheridan Rose of California and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

ROSS, Mary Belle (Hayton)

1924-1972

Mrs. Mary Belle Ross, 48, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Forks of Big Hurricane Methodist Church. route 1, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Born March 8, 1924, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of Mrs. Ada Belle Davis Hayton of Kenova, WV and the late James Hayton. Additional survivors include her husband, Dock Ross, a daughter, Miss Beverly Ross at home, two sons, Don Ross of route 1, Fort Gay and Larry Ross of Huntington; two brothers, Roy Hayton of Kenova and Clarence Hayton of Fort Gay, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris of Prichard, WV. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1972

 

ROWLETT, Ruth (Spencer)

1912-1972

Mrs. Ruth Spencer Rowlett, 60, of Jeffersonville, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, in a Clark County, IN hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Scott Funeral Home at Jeffersonville. Burial was in the Jeffersonville Cemetery. Born March 21, 1912, in Louisa, KY, she was a daughter of the late Roland B. and Rose Thompson Spencer. She was a member of the Methodist Church and former Louisa, KY and Sarasota, FL resident. Surviving are her husband, Lynn Rowlett of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Mrs. J. Fred Miller of Bellefonte, KY and Mrs. Thelma Lowe of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Rudolph Spencer of Garrett, KY and Raymond Spencer of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 

SALMONS, Chalmer

1922-1972

Chalmer Salmons, 50, of route 2, Fort Gay, was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle-truck crash near Nolan, WV. The victim was riding his cycle east on U. S. 52 at Maher, WV when he collided with a truck driven by Willis Raymond Blackburn, of Sidney, KY. Blackburn, who was making a left turn, was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. Salmons was injured at 1:45 p.m. and died at 4:05 p.m. in South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born July 22, 1922, at Crum, WV, he was a son of the late Coble and Della Pack Salmons. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Artrip Salmons; two daughters, Phyllis and Barbara Salmons at home; a son, Paul Salmons, at home; three brothers, Herschel Salmons of Fort Gay, Galloway Salmons of Wheelersburg, OH and Jimmy Salmons of Clarktown, OH and a sister, Mrs. Earl Ratcliff of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Copley Baptist Church on route 1, Crum. Burial will follow in the Salmons Cemetery, Crum. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1972

 

SAMMONS, Fred

Fred Sammons, 58, of Taylor, MI, passed away September 8, in a Wyandotte hospital. He was a son of the late Ulysses and Stella Frazier Sammons. He was born and reared on Griffith's Creek and was married to Grace Hardin Sammons, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam Coffee, of New Boston MI; and a son Donald Sammons of Dearborn, MI. He was an employee of Pensal Mfg. Company for more than 30 years. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1972

 

SKAGGS, Hunter

1893-1972

Hunter Skaggs, 78, of Martha, KY, who died Monday in an Ashland hospital, will be buried in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha after funeral services Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. at the home at Blaine. Born November 7, 1893, at Martha, he was a son of the late Martin and Arinda Fyffe Skaggs. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. His wife, Lizzie McKenzie Skaggs, died in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lois Skaggs at home; six sons, Elzie Skaggs of Hillard, OH, Carl Skaggs of Martha, Escom, Hunter and Wilbur Skaggs of Columbus, OH and Hurl Skaggs of Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Manda McKenzie of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Jim Certain of Darbyville, OH, Mrs. Lunda Barker of Martha and Mrs. Lafe Skaggs of Keaton, KY; a brother, Benny Skaggs of Hillard; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence at Blaine from the Young Funeral Home and will be removed to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1972

 

SPENCER, Charles Ray

1940-1972

Charles Ray Spencer, 32, Christian, WV, died Wednesday, September 27, at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Spencer was born April 13, 1940, at Man, WV, a son of Golden Spencer of Man and the late Kathleen Hardy Spencer. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his father, are a sister, Mrs. Mary Spivey of Chicago, IL; two brothers, Johnny and Sammie Spencer, both of Wapakeneta, OH and a grandmother, Mrs. Ella Meade of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1972

 


VINSON, Burthen

1895-1972

Burthen Vinson, 77, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Geneva Mahon of Fort Gay with the Rev. Olin Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Vinson Cemetery at Fort Gay. He was born March 25, 1895, at Crum, WV, a son of the late William and Tilda Ann Chapman Vinson. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Maynard of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Mrs. Martha Ann Meade of New Albany, IN; a half-sister, Mrs. Lacy Damron of Williamson, WV; a brother, Wallace Vinson of Charleston, WV, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1972

 

WEBB, Burgess Ray

1972-1972

Burgess Ray Webb, infant son of Burgess and Joan Preston Webb of Louisa, died at birth Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home of the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Preston of route 2, Louisa, by the Rev. Arch Thompson. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on route 2. Additional survivors include the paternal grandfather, Oscar Webb of Fort Gay, WV. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1972

 

WRIGHT, Elizabeth (Skeens)

1896-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth Skeens Wright, 76, of Louisa, a Floyd County native, died Monday, September 18, after an extended illness. Born May 13, 1896, at Dock, KY, she was a daughter of the late George and Rhonda Hamilton Skeens. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 21, at 1 p.m. from the home of George Wright on the Spurlock Fork of Middle Creek with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack DeRossett officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at West Prestonsburg under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home. Surviving are her husband, Earl Scott Wright; five daughters, Mrs. Leonard Hughes of Pikeville, Mrs. Gallie Maynard of North Webster, IN, Misses Emma Ruth and Inza Alice Wright, both at home, and Mrs. Richard Hepler of Louisa; six sons, George Wright of West Prestonsburg, Henry of Claypool, IN, Burnie Wright of Middletown, OH, Carlos Wright of Middlesburg, OH, Gene and Earl Scott, Jr., both of Warsaw, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Potter of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Owsley of Wabash, IN; one brother, Jonathan Skeens of Ashland, 42 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1972

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ABSHIRE, Allen Lonzo

1907-1972

Allen Lonzo Abshire, 65, of Richardson, KY, died Monday October 23, in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, from the Primitive Baptist Church at Richardson with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Meade officiating. Burial was in the Fitch Cemetery at Richardson. Born May 22, 1907, at Midkiff, WV, he was a retired miner and railroader. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Lola Nell Fitch Abshire; a daughter, and two brothers, Dr. Bennie Abshire of Huntington and Clyde Abshire of Midkiff, WV. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

BARKER, Isaac Landing

1922-1972

Isaac Landing Barker, 50, of 4833 Lauderdale Avenue, Dayton, OH, formerly of Yatesville, KY, died Sunday in a Dayton hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Riffe Cemetery on Louisa Star Route. Born January 6, 1922, at Yatesville, he was a son of Loda Carter Barker of Louisa Star Route and the late Lloyd Barker. He was a World War II veteran and employed as an inspector for the Frigidaire plant at Dayton. Surviving are his wife, Margie Mitchell Barker; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Gaurd of Dayton, a son, Jack Barker of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Russell Dugan of Iowa Falls, IA; a brother, Earl Barker of Louisa Star Route; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

BISHOP, George J.

1885-1972

George J. Bishop, 87, of Blaine, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church, Blaine, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery at Blaine. Born August 10, 1885, at Blaine, he was a son of the late Jeff and Jane Phillips Bishop. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, a retired farmer and former Lawrence County school teacher. His wife, Lucy Ferguson Bishop, died in 1966. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Orville Salyers of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Catherine B. Shannon and Mrs. Melvin Wellman of route 1, Louisa; two sons, Jeff Bishop of Louisa and Donald Bishop at home; three step sons, Nelson Thompson of Cherokee, KY, Lucian Thompson of Alton, OH and Forest Thompson of Nevada City, IA; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Cordle of Blaine and 8 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

BRADLEY, Milton Floyd

1886-1972

Milton Floyd Bradley, 86, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, October, 26, in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Bradley was born June 6, 1886, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Wesley and Mary Hale Bradley. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm. Sunday, October 29, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Hutchinson Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bess Quillen of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

CARTER, Thomas Painter

1892-1972

Thomas Painter Carter, 80, of 311 Clay Street, Louisa, died Tuesday in a local hospital. Born October 18, 1892, in Rowan County, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Belle Clarkson Carter. He was a retired employee of Stave Mill in Ashland, KY. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Ellen Carter; two sons, Odis Leo carter of Columbus, OH and Randell E. Carter of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Bennie Hammond of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Stella Roberts of Portsmouth, OH and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

CAUDILL, Frank

1887-1972

The Rev. Frank Caudill, 85, of Blue Creek, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday in a West Union, OH hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Eloise United Baptist Church near Louisa with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery near here. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, born September 15, 1887, at Denver, KY, a son of the late Camel and Emily Blair Caudill. Surviving are his wife, Elzie Caudill; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Parks of Blue Creek, Mrs. Anna Belle Peck and Mrs. Ermie McCormick of Fort Gay, WV; five sons, Berlie Caudill of Columbus, OH, Lacey, Verlie and Herbert Caudill of Fort Gay and Wilber Caudill of Taverice, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Adeline Salyers of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jossie Hitchcock of Denver, KY and Mrs. Gertie Litteral of Oil Springs, KY; a brother, Monroe Caudill of Paintsville, KY, 35 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

CLINE, William McKinley

1896-1972

William McKinley Cline, 76, of Cordell, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the residence with the Rev. John Burch officiating. Burial was in the Cline Cemetery at Cordell. Born June 13, 1896, at Edgar, KY, he was a son of the late Ace P. and Alafare Burchett Cline. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Exer Wells Cline; two daughters, Mrs. John Blankenship of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Arnold Ward of Washington Courthouse, OH; three sons, Crawford Cline of Wilbur, KY, Vadis Cline of Columbus and Howard Cline of Canal Winchester, OH; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Welch of Washington Courthouse; 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

COMPTON, Lucien Ernie

Lucien Ernie Compton, 28, of Columbus, OH, died recently in an auto accident en route to his home on Glenmore Avenue. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucien P. Compton, Columbus and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Compton, of Louisa, he was a pre-law student at Ohio State University. Funeral services were conducted from the Quint and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Drew Compton officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Linda, two daughters, Dawn and Sonja, a son Ernie Joe; five brothers, Clifford Gay, Donald Jack, Marvin Eddie, Lester Loren and Robert Lynn Compton, also several nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Roberts. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

COOK, Dot

1891-1972

Dot Cook, 81, of route 1, Radnor, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery at Radnor. Born November 17, 1891, in Knott County, KY, he was a son of the late William and Sis Hall Cook. He was a farmer and member of the Christian Baptist Church. His wife, Malta Lemaster cook, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lutie Slusslar of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Mary F. Gilliam of Radnor; two sons, Earl Cook of Radnor and William Cook; 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

DIXON, Garnett (Jordan)

Mrs. Garnett Jordan Dixon, of route 4, Louisa, died Thursday, November 9, in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with the Rev. Larry Buskirk, the Rev. Richard Chamberlin and the Rev. O. P. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Born in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late H. A. (Hi) and Dolly Adkins Jordan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Catlettsburg , the Women's Society of Chrisitan Services, and the Wesleyan Service Guild. She was a member of the Catlettsburg Woman's Club. Surviving are her husband, Warren L. Dixon; three brothers, Leon Jordan of Garden Grove, CA, Glenn Jordan of Louisa, and Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Grant Taylor of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Harry Berger of Chesapeake, OH, and Miss Mildred Jordan of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1972

 

FANNIN, Olena

1900-1972

Olena Fannin, 72, of Eloise section near Louisa, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mary United Baptist Church at Charley, KY, with the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Florida Lyons, officiating. Bujrial was in the Mary Church cemetery there. Born Aug. 3, 1900, at Charley, he was a son of the late Jack and Crilda Pack Fannin.  He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Risba Maynard Fannin; three daughters, Mrs. Irma Caldwell of Clarksburg, OH, Mrs. Laura Carter of Rt. 2, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Stella Strogh; five sons, John Fannin of Middletown, OH, Andrew Fannin of Catlettsburg, Charlie Fannin of Ulysses, and Ernest and James Fannin, both of Mansfield, OH; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bill Little, Mrs. Millard Roberts, and Mrs. Hazel Ham, all of Louisa two stepsons, Isaac and Charles D. Ham, both of Louisa; two brothers, Charlie Fannin of Louisa and Milton Fannin of Urbana, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Shelton of Davis, WV, Mrs. Dixie Fannin of Lowmansville, Mrs. Dorothy LeMaster of McArthur, OH and Loda Trowbridge of Urbana; and 49 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1972

 

HUFF, Price J.

1896-1972

Price J. Huff, 76, Florence, a native of Louisa, died at  10 p.m. Sunday in Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Huff was born March 22, 1896, in Louisa, a son of the late William and Alice Price Huff. He was a construction electrician and was a member of the Prstonsburg Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Zebulon Lodge 273, F & AM, in Prestonsburg, and the Ada Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star there. He was a veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Edna Clevenger Huff in 1956. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred May of Florence; a son, John E. Huff of Cincinnati, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

MAY, Belva (Large)

1898-1972

Mrs. Belva May, 74, Webbville, died Thursday, November 23, at the residence of her granddaughter. Mrs. May was born August 9, 1898, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Mart and Mattie Lyons Large. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Cherokee Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Large Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are her husband, Thomas J. May; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Prater and Mrs. Willie Blythe, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. B. J. Bowling of Ashville; six sons, Johnny May of Webbville, Charles E., James Oscar, Martin H. and Joe R. May, all of Columbus, and Paul W. May of Grove City, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Hester May of Blaine, Mrs. Joe Adams of Kenova and Mrs. Kay Sturgill of Buchanan; 45 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1972

 

 

MAYNARD, Mallie Ellen

1906-1972

Mrs. Mallie Ellen Maynard, 66, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with Elder Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery on route 5. Born August 10, 1906, in Johnson County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Frazier Lemaster. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Maynard, four daughters, Mrs. O. B. Derifield of Clifford, KY, Mrs. Frank Kiser of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Jack Huntzinger of New Albany, OH and Mrs. Howard Cossin of Canal Winchester, OH, three sons, James E. Maynard of Mansfield, OH, Russell B. Maynard of route 5, Louisa and Don C. Maynard of Columbus, OH; a brother, Daniel Lemaster of route 5, Louisa; 14 grandchild and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

MOORE, Ira

1922-1972

Ira Moore, 49, of Midwest, OK, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday at his home. Born December 20, 1922, at Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Annie Vanhorn Moore of Louisa and the late R. C. Moore. He was a World War II veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Dora Hayes Moore; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Mansfield of Midwest; four sons, Roscoe Farris Moore in Arkansas, David Wade Moore with the navy, Ira Proctor Moore of Midwest and Larry Moore at home; five brothers, C. R. Moore of Columbus, OH, Garland Moore, Kelso, WA, Farris, R. C. and Herman Moore of Louisa and five grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

PARSON, Tina Gail

1968-1972

Miss Tina Gail Parson, 4 year old daughter of Celia Preston of Louisa, died Tuesday, October 24, in a Louisa hospital. She was born July 22, 1968, in Ashland, and is survived, in addition to her mother, by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Preston, of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the residence of the grandparents with the Rev. Bill Teems officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

PERKINS, Flora (Berry)

1906-1972

Mrs. Flora Perkins, 66, of Webbville, died Wednesday, November 8, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Funeral services were conduced at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Cherokee, Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Bernard Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. Born May 12, 1906, on route 3, Louisa, she was a daughter of the late James and Laura Adams Berry. She was a member of the Dry Fork Community Church. Surviving are her husband, John W. Perkins; five daughters, Mrs. Marie French of Webbville, Mrs. Delmar Walls, Mrs. Louis Morgan and Mrs. Harlan Ratcliffe of Columbus, and Mrs. Charles Griffith of Orient, OH; six sons, James A. Perkins of Orient, Leroy, Paul Ray and Melvin Perkins of Columbus, Wayne and Roger Perkins of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Curt Caudill of Route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Shelby Blankenship of route 2, Catlettsburg; six brothers, Jack, Russell, Floyd, Worth, Curt, and Custer Berry of route 3, Louisa, 34 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1972

 

PHILLIPS, James Albert

1905-1972

James Albert Phillips, 67, of Isonville, KY, departed this life October 20, 1972, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Beech Grove United Baptist Church for 46 years. He was a retired farmer and a past employee of the Steamfitters Local 248. He was born January 18, 1905, in Elliott County, KY, a son of Bill and Effie Ison Phillips Whitley, and was united in marriage to Eliza Hester Mason, August 13, 1924, at Isonville. Surviving besides his wife, are three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Pat (Edna) Mitchell of Plain City, OH, Mr. Dennis J. Phillips, Plain City, Mr. William D. Phillips, Isonville, Mrs. Brooks (Faye) Rowe, Olive Hill, KY, Mr. Clarence T. Phillips, Plain City, Mrs. Richard (Mavis) Baker of New Albany, OH; brothers and sisters, Mr. Dockie Phillips, Mazie, KY, Mrs. Clarence Phillips Brickey, Isonville, Mr. Willie Phillips, Morehead, KY, Mr. Elmer Whitley, Sandy Hook, KY, Mrs. Curt Ferguson, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Ines Rhodes, Gahanna, OH, two step sisters, Emma Sturgill, Ashland, KY, Alva Phillips, Grayson, KY; 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 22, at 2 p.m. from the Isonville Elementary School by Elders Tommy Bailey, Alonzo Gilliam and Finford Wolfenbarger. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens, at Sandy Hook with Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

PLYMALE, Wayne M.

1893-1972

Wayne M. Plymale, 79, of Lock Avenue, Louisa, died Saturday in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 6, 1893, in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late David and Amy Maynard Plymale. He was a retired mine superintendent and member of the Stone Lodge 890 F & AM, at Stone, KY. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Surratt Plymale; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Wadell of Alexandria, VA, Mrs. America Kesler of Charelston, WV, Mrs. Madeline Wellander of Glen Burnie, MD, and Mrs. Juanita Moss of Hialeah, FL; a son, Wayne M. Plymale, Jr., of Oak Hill, WV; a brother, Herbert Plymale of Toler, KY; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

RAINES, Jack Edward

1931-1972

Jack Edward Raines, 40, of 2308 Meadow Haven, died Wednesday morning, November 1, in a Cleveland, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Bartram Chapel on route 2, Fort Gay, WV with the Rev. Roy Fluty and the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. A veteran of the Korean War, he was born December 11, 1931, a son of Charles Raines of route 2, Fort Gay, and the late Rebecca Lynn Raines. Other survivors include the wife, Mary York Raines; two daughters, Misses Josephine and Kimberly Raines at home; and three sisters, Mrs. D. W. Young of Akron, OH, Mrs. Marian Collins of Huntington, and Mrs. Mack Campbell of route 2, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

SAVAGE, Jay C.

1907-1972

Jay C. Savage, 64, Warner Robins, GA a native of Lawrence County, died at midnight Saturday in a hospital in Georgia. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Savage was born December 20, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wirt and Millie Thornsbury Savage. He had resided in Warner Robins for the past 15 years. He was a disabled miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jerrie Bartram Savage; two daughters, Mrs. William Moon of Shelby, OH, and Mrs. Andrew Jones of Warner Robins, three sons, George Savage of Shelby, Jack Savage, Grovetown, GA, and Robert Savage, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; a sister, Mrs. Joe Shiller, Switzer, WV; two half sisters, Ruth and Virginia; a brother, Clyde Savage, route 4, Louisa; a half brother, Paul Ray Savage of Ashland; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

SHORT, Mollie (Moore)

1892-1972

Mrs. Mollie Short, 80, of Louisa, who died Friday in a Paintsville hospital, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery after services Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Freeman Justice and the Rev. Mart Isaac officiating. Born March 11, 1892, at Adams, KY, she was a daughter of the late Thornton and Elizabeth M. Moore. Her husband, Fred Short, died in 1964. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Everett Cordle and Mrs. Randal Bradley of Columbus, OH and Mrs. John Hancake of Cohoes, NY, a son, Cecil Short of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

SKEENS, Norma (Salisbury)

1896-1972

Mrs. Norma Skeens, 76, of Garden City, MI, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, October 29. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Damron officiating. Burial was in Lycans Cemetery on Tabors Creek. Born February 20, 1896, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late B. and Sarah Patton Salisbury. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Paul Skeens, died in 1959. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Cook of Garden City; a son, John Skeens of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Aslett of Louisa and Mrs. Pearl Peck of Fort Gay; a brother, Fred Salisbury in Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

STEWART, Homer W.

Funeral rites were conducted recently for Homer W. Stewart of Hilliards, OH, at the Webster D. Junk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lesley Ward officiating. Interment was made in Sunset Cemetery at Hilliards. The 78 years old Mr. Stewart was born and reared near Webbville and was a son of the late George and Lizzie Webb Stewart. He and his wife, the late Lottie Ward Stewart, had numerous friends and relatives who mourn their loss. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Celia E. Gray of Hilliards, Mrs. Georgia Ward of Columbus, OH; three sons, Homer W. Stewart, Jr., Columbus, Omar V. Stewart and Martin R. Stewart, also of Columbus; one brother, Fred Stewart of Reese Station, OH, 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Chester D.

1898-1972

Chester D. Thompson, 74, of route 1, Webbville, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Brammer Gap Church on route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery at Brammer Gap. A retired salesman for Steele Furniture Co., at Logan, WV, he was a native of Lawrence County, born September 23, 1898, a son of the late J. Frank and Amanda Watson Thompson. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Logan for 27 years and Poage Lodge 126, F & AM at Ashland, KY. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Bell Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Adkins of Ashland and Mrs. C. E. Yeager of Huntington; two sons, Chester Dewey Thompson of Dayton, OH, and Earl J. Thompson of Glendale, CA; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Walters of Ashland; a brother, Kermit Thompson of Houston, TX; and 9 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1972

 

VANHOOSE, Leon

1923-1972

Leon Vanhoose, 49, of 8007 Cass St., Fort Gay, WV who was dead on arrival Friday evening at a Louisa hospital after an apparent heart attack, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery after funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Military graveside services also were conducted. Born March 22, 1923, at Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Edwards Vanhoose and the late Perry Vanhoose. He was a World War II veteran. Other survivors include the wife, Mrs. Ocie Kimble Vanhoose; six daughters, Mary Ann Vanhoose and Mrs. Virginia Wellman of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Copley of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Linda Thompson and Mrs. Loretta Dean of Fort Gay and Mrs. Alice Earhart in California; four sons, Bennie Vanhoose of Fort Gay, Leon Richard Vanhoose in Pennsylvania, Donald Ray Vanhoose at home, and PFC Bobby Joe Vanhoose serving with the Army in South Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Holt and Mrs. Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Elmira Webb of Prichard and two brothers, Billy Joe Vanhoose of Flatwoods, KY and Calvin Vanhoose of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1972

 

VANHORN, Ira

1879-1972

Ira Vanhorn, 92, of route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Ogle Cemetery, route 2, Catlettsburg. Born December 25, 1879, he was a son of the late Ben and Permelia Blankenship Vanhorn. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Tillie Ogle Vanhorn, died in 1963. Survivors include one son, Charley Vanhorn, route 2, Catlettsburg, four sisters, Mrs. Annie Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Ed Stewart and Mrs. Dave Rice of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Sarah Vanhorn of Kenova, WV; one granddaughter, Jessie Ann Thompson, Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1972

 

VAUGHAN, Morris

Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon October 18 at 2 p.m. from the Tapp Funeral Home, Henderson, KY, for Mr. Morris B. Vaughan, husband of the former Jessie Carter of Louisa with the Rev. David Bratcher, officiating. The 67 year old Mr. Vaughan, prominent insurance executive, was a native of Webster county and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He taught school for a time at Columbia, KY before returning to Henderson in 1935, to join his family's insurance business founded by his late father, Mr. Vaughan. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church, the Elks, the Moose, Jeruseleum Lodge, No. 9 Henderson and the Shrine of Rizpah. Burial was in Fairmont Cemetery, Henderson. Survivors include his wife, who was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Carter, founders of Carter's Department store, Louisa. Other relatives of Mrs. Vaughan's include Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart of Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Carter and son Mike of Huntington, WV, Mrs. John Otley of Florida, Mrs. Garland Carter and son, John of St. Petersburg, FL. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. C. T. Stewart, Miss Vicki Stewart and R. L. Stewart. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1972

 

WILLIAMSON, California (Ramey)

1893-1972

Mrs. California R. Williamson, 79, of Radnor, WV, route 2, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mill Creek Church of God, route 3, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Johnny Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery at Dunlow, WV. Born August 15, 1893, in Martin County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Baissial Mills Ramey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Williamson, in 1953. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Faye Kirk and Mrs. Gaye Wallace, both of Columbus, OH; five sons, Solomon and Bill Williamson, both of Radnor, Lawrence and the Rev. Allen Williamson, both of Mansfield, OH and Virgil C. Williamson of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Mrs. Mary Miller, of Dunlow, 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1972

 

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ADKINS, Lawrence Wray

1931-1972

Lawrence Wray Adkins, 41, of Louisa, was dead on arrival Monday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born September 24, 1931, at Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Ollie Hewlett Adkins of Louisa and the late G. F. Adkins. He was a retired employee of General Motors plant at Baltimore, MD and a Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Maynard Adkins; three daughters, Mary, Carmela and Serena Adkins of Baltimore; four sons, Glenn, Frankie, Larry and Lawrence Adkins, Jr., of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Kirk of Inez, KY and Mrs. Mary Burchett of Phoenix, AZ and three brothers, Willard Adkins of Baltimore, Ernest Adkins of Ashland and Dallas Adkins of Louisa. The body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1972

 

BOOTH, Dixie (Fields)

1889-1972

Mrs. Dixie Fields Booth, 83, of route 2, Louisa, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in an Ashland hospital after an illness of about three weeks. Born April 7,1 889, in Martin County, KY she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Florence Duncan Fields. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Irene Greene, of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Alma Branham, Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Ruth Lawson, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Gladys Scott, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Launa Stratton, Louisa, three sons, Everett Booth, Louisa, Calvin Booth, St. Albans, WV and Harold Booth of Charleston, WV; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Fannin of Louisa. Pallbearers are: James Stratton, Gary Green, Russell Booth, Donald, Booth, Charlie Booth, Steve Lawson. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1972

 

CHAFFIN, Bill

1907-1972

Bill Chaffin, 64, of Sullivan St., Louisa, KY, died Wednesday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Heston Funeral Home at Louisa by the Rev. Alton Brown and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Born December 22, 1907, at Zelda, KY, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Shockey Chaffin. He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Flossie Kitchen Chaffin; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Ewers of Titusville, FL and Mrs. Dorothy Copley of Louisa; two sons, Larry Chaffin of Columbus and John Chaffin of Louisa; 6 grandchildren and a brother, Bob Chaffin of Hinton, WV and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stewart of Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1972

 

HOLBROOK, Maude (Diamond)

1893-1972

Mrs. Maude Holbrook, 79, of Fallsburg, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Rube Adams Cemetery on route 1 Webbville. Born September 5, 1893, in Magoffin County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Jane Hacker Diamond. Surviving are her husband, William Lewis Holbrook; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Patts of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Fay Norman of Columbus, OH; three sons, Homer Holbrook of Webbville, Hobert Holbrook of Fallsburg, and Ray Holbrook in Connecticut; four sisters, Mrs. Clark Neff of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Jestin Leadingham of Furnace, OH, Mrs. Alvin Clark and Mrs. Alden Crisp of Ashland, KY; four brothers, Miles Diamond of Louisa, Willie Diamond of Greenup, Roscoe Diamond of Midland, PA and Ova Diamond of Rush, KY; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1972

 

JORDAN, Matt

1900-1972

Matt Jordan, 72, of Webbville, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Jordan was born September 15, 1900, at Webbville, a son of the late Ben and Romain Curnutte Jordan. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Dry Fork Community Church at Webbville with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Bartley Jordan; six sons, Warnie, Bennie, Hancel, Kenneth and Freddie Jordan, all of Columbus, OH and Naman Jordan of Webbville; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Chaffins and Mrs. Lucy McCoy, both of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Isaac of Kokomo, IN, and Mrs. Erma Travis of South Charleston, OH; two brothers, Bill Jordan of Fort Gay and Bennie Jordan of Groveport, OH, 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may all at the Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1972

 

KINSTLER, Mary (Remmele)

1885-1972

Mary Remmele Kinstler, 87, of Lexington, KY formerly of Louisa died Saturday evening in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Rogers and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born April 18, 1885, in Louisa, a daughter of the late George William and Laura Salyer Remmele. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Chester Compton of Fort Pierce, FL and Miss Hazel Kinstler of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gault of Hazard, KY and Mrs. Grace Gault of Dallas, TX. Big Sandy News, December 28,1 972

 

KIRK, Cynthia Ann

1972-1972

Cynthia Ann Kirk, infant daughter of James and Faye Parsons Kirk of route 5, Louisa, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital. She was born December 5, 1972, in Louisa. Additional survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Parsons of Pilgrim, KY and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Kirk of route 5, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the residence with the Rev. Wallace Muncy officiating. Burial was in the Horn Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1972

 

KIRK, Thomas Benton

1910-1972

Thomas Benton Kirk, 62, of route 1, Louisa, was found dead Saturday morning on Clayton Lane near Louisa of apparent natural causes. He apparently had a heart attack on his way home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. Mart Isaacs officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Born May 1, 1910, at Louisa, he was a son of Mrs. Rebecca Wellman Kirk of route 1, Louisa and the late Thomas Kirk. He was a retired carpenter and blocklayer. Other survivors include the wife, Mrs. Mildred Blevins Kirk; five sisters, Mrs. Emmit Taylor, Mrs. Gladys Hale and Mrs. Sue Wellman of Louisa, and Mrs. Lucille Luce and Mrs. Leslie Floyd of Detroit, and seven brothers, Amos Clayton Kirk of Fallon, NV, Donald Ray Kirk of Lowmansville, KY, Wallace, Ira and James Kirk of Louisa and Andy Kirk of Detroit. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1972

 

MAYNARD, Malta (Maynard)

1915-1972

Mrs. Malta Maynard, 57, of Louisa, KY, route 5, died Wednesday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Friendship United Baptist Church on Inez route 3 by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Born June 25, 1915, in Martin County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Monaville and Betty Maynard. She was a member of the Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Albert Maynard; five sons, Roy Rowe and Albert Maynard, Jr., of Columbus, OH, Edward Rowe of Bucyrus, OH, Lacy Rowe of Prospect, OH and Jack Maynard of Louisa route 5; three daughters, Mrs. Lora Faye Marcum of Louisa route 5, Mrs. Joyce Horne of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Alkie Brascum of Chillicothe, OH; 18 grandchildren, 7 brothers, Dave Maynard of Columbus, Virgil Maynard of Joy, IL, Gallie Maynard of Gary, IN, Sam Maynard of Waco, TX, Lowell Maynard of Louisa and Earl Maynard of Inez, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Risty Fannin of Louisa, Mrs. Lou Graham of Columbus and Mrs. Lassie Arnett of Salyersville, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1972

 

PINK (PINKERTON), Lewis

1888-1972

Lewis Pink (Pinkerton), 84, a well known Louisa resident, died Saturday at home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born January 11, 1888, at Iron Hill, KY, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Posey Pinkerton. He was a retired carpenter and member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Daisy Rice Pinkerton, three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Bradley of Louisa Star Route, Mrs. Websel Hammond of Webbville, KY and Mrs. John Kowalczyk of Hazel Crest, IL; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1972

 

PREECE, C. H.

1890-1972

C. H. Preece, 82, of Louisa, route 3, died Thursday at home after a short illness. Funeral services were conduced Sunday at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home at Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Born October 7, 1890, in Martin County, KY, he was a son of the late Solomon Jackson and Sarah Jane Hardin Preece. He was a member of the Myrtle Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Evalina Burchett Preece, died in 1969. Surviving are two sons, Jerome Preece of Louisa route 3, and Jeff Preece of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Shirley DeLong of Louisa; two brothers, Phillip Preece of Louisa and Ernest Preece of Lancaster, OH; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1972

 

RATLIFF, Clyde

1910-1972

Clyde Ratliff, 62, Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the store he operated on Jefferson Street following a sudden illness. Mr. Ratliff was born October 10, 1910, at McCarr in Pike County, a son of Mrs. Matilda Lockard Ratliff of Louisa and the late Bill Ratliff. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Mrs. Charles McReynolds of Melrose, IL and Mrs. Charles Maynard of St. Paul, MN; three sons, Gerald Ratliff of Bridgeston, NJ, Donald Ratliff of Lancaster, PA and Bobby Ratliff of York, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Young of Louisa and Mrs. Ruth Moore of Nashville, TN; five brothers, Jack Ratliff of Louisa, Roy Ratliff of Worthington, OH, Lloyd Ratliff of McCarr, Bill Ratliff of Elyria, OH and Garland Ratliff of Bridgeston and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1972

 

SEE, Charles Frederick, Jr.

1884-1972

Charles Frederick See, Jr., 88 of 607 North Lock Avenue, passed away Monday evening at his residence at 5 p.m. following a short illness. A retired lawyer since 1965, he was one of the eight, 1911 graduates of Law School Central, now Centre College, Danville, KY, and one of the two graduates from Louisa, the other, the late Chief Justice, Fred M. Vinson. In active practice for 60 years in Louisa, Mr. See distinguished himself in may way, one in particular. He was listed in the American Bar Professional Directory of leading lawyers in 1952, mainly due to a case he prepared and won, presented in the Court of Appeals. In other official activities he was elected County Attorney in 1913 and later was elected and served as City Attorney for several terms. The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, Apperson Lodge 195, and the Lawrence County and State Bar Associations. A son of the late Charles Frederick and Elizabeth Goff, pioneer settlers of the Clifford section of Lawrence County, he was born September 11, 1884. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Wilson See in 1966. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon (today) at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial will be in the See family cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Masonic ceremonies were conducted at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night at the funeral home. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Celesta See Roberts of Vero Beach, FL; two brothers, M. J. See, Louisa and Ira W. See of Ironton, OH, (both attorneys), 13 nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Howard, Elbert, Garred, Jack, Fredrick See, III, all nephews of the deceased and J. Lynn See, a close relative. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1972

 

SIMPSON, Neal

1911-1972

Neal Simpson, 61, of Ulysses, KY, died Friday night in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Belle's Chapel Church at Ulysses with the Rev. Ted Shannon and the Rev. Willie G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. Born May 31, 1911, at Hellier, KY, he was a son of the late Milton and Sally Preston Simpson. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include the wife, Ethel Fraley Simpson; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Adams of Ulysses, Mrs. Robert Tipton of Noblesville, IN, Mrs. Richard D. Powell of Indianapolis, IN; three sons, Harold Simpson of Dayton, OH, Charles W. Simpson of Ulysses and Neal Simpson, Jr., of Bridgeport, OH; a sister, Mrs. J. J. Shannon of Drift, KY and 16 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1972

 

SPARKS, Martha (Stevens)

1884-1972

Mrs. Martha Sparks, 88, of Webbville, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Willard Christian Church with the Rev. Everett Sloan and the Rev. Russell Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Sparks family cemetery at Webbville. Born March 2, 1884, in Elliott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Holbrook Stevens. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, George Sparks, died in 1949. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Wells, Mrs. Shelby Pennington and Mrs. Martha Savage of Webbville; three sons, Bill and George Sparks of Webbville and Bert Sparks of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Sinda Seagraves of Willard; three brothers, Ben Stevens of Jamestown, OH, Robert Stevens of Franklin Furnace, OH, and Elisha Stevens of Webbville; two half sisters, and three half brothers, 59 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, December 28,1 972

 

STURGILL, Hazel Geneva

1926-1972

Mrs. Hazel Geneva Sturgill, 46, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Martha, KY, died Monday in a Columbus hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God at Martha by the Rev. Homer Evans. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Born June 20, 1926, at Martha, she was a daughter of Lonnie Sturgill of Martha and the late Susan Griffith Sturgill. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judy Hagen of Miami, FL; a son Bill Ray Sturgill of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Davis and Mrs. Opal Williams of Columbus; two brothers, Marvin Sturgill of Columbus and Ottie Sturgill of Martha, and 6 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News December 21, 1972

 

THACKER, Jean (Vinson)

1898-1972

Mrs. Jean Vinson Thacker, 74, of Emmons Apartments, Huntington, was dead on arrival at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Thacker was born July 9, 1898, in Louisa, a daughter of the late L. K. and Martha Jane Jarrell Vinson. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a resident of Huntington for 30 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Huntington and Order of the Eastern Star of Louisa. Her husband, Vilas Thacker, preceded her in death in 1959. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert C. Adkins of Ashland and Mrs. Robert Hontas of Bluefield, WV, a son, James J. Thacker of Fort Wayne, IN, a sister, Mrs. Olin Kearns of Glenhayes, WV; a brother, Jarrell Vinson of Lynchburg, VA, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1972

 

THOMPSON, Randall

1932-1972

Randall Thompson, 40, of Louisa, who died Sunday, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery after funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Free Will Baptist Church here with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Born March 28, 1932 at Louisa, he was a son of the late Otha and Ivory Hayes Thompson. He was a mechanic for Columbia Gas of West Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Mollie Jane Isaac Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Deborah Lynn Thompson, at home, a son, Randall Otha Thompson, Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Carroll of Louisa and a brother, Gordon Thompson of Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1972

 

WELCH, Fannie (Thornhill)

1892-1972

Mrs. Fannie Welch, 80, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb, the Rev. Alton Brown and the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born January 17, 1892 at Louisa route 5, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Alice Cox Thornhill. Her husband, Clyde Welch, died in 1970. She was a member of the Louisa First Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John Paul Jones of Commerce City, CO, Mrs. James Simpson of Louisa, Mrs. Hugh Kelley of Black Lick, OH and Mrs. Jack T. Compton of Gahanna, OH; two sons, Charles W. Welch of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Clyde Welch, Jr., of Gahanna; 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Crabtree of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Ern Compton of Louisa; three brothers, Burl Thornhill of Winchester, OH, Millard Thornhill of North Lewisburg, OH and Charlie Thornhill of Phelps, KY. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1972

 

WILSON, Arthur

1896-1972

Arthur Wilson, 76, of Louisa route 3, died Monday at home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home at Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery on Louisa route 1. Born December 17, 1896, in Louisa, he was the son of the late Harrison and Mahala Burton Wilson. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Louisa. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Wilson of Louisa route 3, 7 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1972

 

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