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ADAMS, James M.

1889-1973

James M. Adams, 83, of 307 Madison Street, a highly esteemed Louisa resident, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Adams was born October 19, 1889, at Adams, a son of the late Isaac and Nancy Trent Adams, pioneer settlers of that section. He was a retired merchant and a retired director of the First National Bank of Louisa, having retired last week. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, F & AM, Louisa. His first wife, Mrs. Cynthia Ball Adams, died in 1936. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Johns Adams; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Mae Dent of Cardington, OH, a son, Roy Adams of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Effie McKinster of Columbus; two brothers, Stanley Adams of Springfield, OH and Morton Adams of Catlettsburg; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

BRODE, Victoria (Garred)

Mrs. Victoria Garred Brode, 82, of Santa Barbara, CA, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home, here. Burial will follow in Pinehill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

BROMLEY, Martelia (Vaughn)

1880-1973

Mrs. Martelia Vaughn Bromley, 92, of Louisa, died Saturday in the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Bromley was born May 5, 1880, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Pricie Borders Vaughn. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Culley Bromley, died in 1963. Surviving are a son, Richard Bromley, of Huntington, and two sisters, Mrs. George T. Conley of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. C. E. Picklesimer of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

BURCHETT, George

1914-1973

George Burchett, 58, Larue, OH, a native of Lawrence County died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Community Memorial Hospital in Marion, OH, following a brief illness. Mr. Burchett was born January 27, 1914, at Torchlight, a son of the late Joseph and Florence Coburn Burchett. He was a veteran of World War II, had been employed by the City of Marion for the past 20 years, and attended the Church of God there. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Church of God in Marion with the Rev. James Landrum officiating. Burial was in the Marion Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maxine Mae Burchett; a son, Gary Burchett, at home, three daughters, Mrs. Jerry Green of Marion, and Misses Ellen and Connie Burchett, both at home; three brothers, Charlie Burchett of Kermit, WV, Lewis Burchett of Flint, MI, and Opie Burchett of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Hewlett of Huntington and Mrs. Mary Williams, Mrs. Elsie Williams, Mrs. Josie Rice and Mrs. Clyde Church, all of Ashland, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

CHILDERS, James (Bill)

1902-1972

Funeral services for James (Bill) Childers, 70, of Aflex, KY, who was dead on arrival at the Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Saturday morning, December 23, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Norman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Louisa. Born March 13, 1902, in Louisa, he was a son of the late Jimper and Georgie Chapman Childers. He was married to Dorothy Childers, who survives. Childers was a retired coal miner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Raymond Sternick of Columbus, OH, five sons, William J. Childers of Cincinnati, OH, Paul Childers, Wellston, OH, Johnny Childers, Texas, Herbert Childers, Jackson, OH, and Alfred Childers, Miamisburg, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Joy Lee Drabik of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Geneva Kordish of Cincinnati; 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by six brothers, Arnold Childers of Huddy, Mack and Clyde Childers, both of Cooperston, WV, Les Childers of Louisa, Paul Childers of Pennsylvania, and Jim Childers of California. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

COLLIER, Charlie

1903-1972

Charlie Collier, 69, of Martha, KY, died Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Collier was born October 12, 1903, in Boyd County, a son of the late Merdie and Lizzie Gamble Collier. He was a member of the Elizabeth Church at Martha. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Herman Ross and the Rev. Emmett Barker officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rinda Eldridge Collier; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Frankfort, OH, and Mary and Monnie Collier both of Martha; a son, Hobert Collier of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Carrie Holbrook of Paintsville; two brothers, Henry Collier of Columbus, and Logan Collier of Springfield; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

CRANK, Roxie Ann (Hager)

1902-1973

Mrs. Roxie Ann Crank, 70, route 4, Louisa, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Crank was born January 16,1902, in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Wallace and Linnie Ferrell Hager. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Leo Crank, died in 1951. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maynard L. Turner of Louisa; a son, Donald Leo Crank of Shiloh, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Julia Wilson and Mrs. Harry Broeman, both of Huntington; two brothers, Richard Hager of Jacksonville, FL and Wilson Hager of Burlington,  OH; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld, the Rev. Richard E. Hager. Burial was in the Crank family cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

CYRUS, Della (Wellman)

1878-1973

Mrs. Della Wellman Cyrus, 94, formerly of Louisa, entered into rest January 5, at Orlando, FL. She was born at Blaine, a daughter of the late Elisha and Emily Swetnam Wellman, August 4, 1878. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Louisa. Her husband, Kennie Taylor Cyrus, entered into rest September 14, 1972. Funeral services were conducted at the Carey Hand Chapel, January 8, 11 a.m. by Rev. Jack Martin. Interment was made in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Orlando. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Thomas and Mrs. Jane Branham, both of Orlando; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

FUGITT, Roscoe McKinley

1893-1973

Roscoe McKinley Fugitt, 79, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of one year. Mr. Fugitt was born December 3, 1893, at Adams, a son of the late W. T. and Victoria Ball Fugitt. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His first wife, Mrs. Violet Hayes Fugitt, died in 1965. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Smith Fugitt; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Goins of Cincinnati, Mrs. Pauline Adams of Waco, TX, Mrs. Eldon Smith of Sacramento, CA and Mrs. Mabel Bradley of Betsy Layne; two sons, William Price Fugitt of Ashland and Guy Lester Fugitt of Mansfield, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Alice Damron, Mrs. Nellie Smith, Jewell Fugitt, and Mrs. Della Chapman, all of Louisa, Mrs. Willa Belle Franklin of Ashland, and Mrs.  Pearl Haupenburg of Wixon, MI; two brothers, Benson and Geyger Fugitt, both of Ashland; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

GILLIAM, Rena Elizabeth (Sparks)

1910-1973

Mrs. Rena Elizabeth Gilliam, 62, Martha, died Thursday afternoon, January 9, in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Gilliam was born January 13, 1910, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late John Wes and Tabathia Ramey Sparks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Big Blaine United Baptist Church in Sandy Hook with the Rev. Rufus Fannin, the Rev. Homer Evans, and the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Sandy Hook. Surviving are her husband, Jess Gilliam; five daughters, Mrs. Evon Sparks and Mrs. Geneva Maxie, both of Maxie, Mrs. Trevia Sparks of Ashley, OH, Mrs. Justine Parsons, of Columbus and Mrs. Carol Jean Fannin of Martha; four sons, Daniel Gilliam of Hilliard, OH, Leonard Gilliam of Columbus and Amos and Harold Dean Gilliam both of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Gilliam of Maxie and Mrs. Ella Gilliam of Isonville; and five brothers, Mart and Ora Sparks, both of Martha, Rich Sparks of Greenup, Orville Sparks of Grove City, OH and Billy Sparks of Dearborn, WS. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

KEIFER, Juanita (Dickson)

1910-1973

Mrs. Robert Bruce Keifer, of Washington, D. C., passed away Tuesday night at 11 p.m. at the Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. The deceased, Juanita Dickson Keifer, 62, was born November 28, 1910, at White Sulphur Springs, WV, a daughter of the late Eldreth and Hattie B. Yago Dickson. Mrs. Keifer, well-known here, is a graduate of the Louisa High School and the School of Commerce, Charleston, WV. After her marriage to Mr. Keifer she resided in Dunbar, WV where she was an active member of the Methodist Church, past Worthy Matron of the Dunbar Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and was active there in the White Shrine. After going to Washington, where her husband, is Assistant Vice-President of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, she became an active member of the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, as long as health permitted. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the Pastor, the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William J. McNabb of Louisa and a son, Robert Bruce Keifer, Jr., of Ashland and 6 grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before the services. Pallbearers will be Robert Stanfill, John McNabb, Robert Cooper, Preston Russell, Dewey Swann and Curtis Yago. Louise Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star conducted ritualistic ceremonies at the bier Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

LESTER, Elizabeth (Ramey)

1874-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Lester, passed away recently at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mina Abbett, in St. Ann, MO. A native of Blaine, KY, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ann White Ramey. She was born in 1874. Survivors include Mrs. Abbett, with whom she resided; three sons, Blaine, James and Franklin Lester, all of Penix, MO, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Burial was made in Mt. Lebanon, St. Ann, MO. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Benjamin Frank

1912-1972

Benjamin Frank Maynard, 60, of Fort Gay, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born June 15, 1912, route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Dola Singer Maynard. He was an electrician and a member of the United Methodist Church at Fort Gay, Vinson Lodge 66, F & AM and Local 317, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Blair Maynard; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Harbough of Mansfield, OH; a son, David B. Maynard of Lakeland, FL; four sisters, Mrs. Luther Endicott and Mrs. Roberta Crum, both of Huntington and Mrs. Floyd Burns and Mrs. Blenn Ward, both of Chillicothe, OH and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bob Osborne. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery, Masonic services were conducted at the gravesite. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

MCGINNIS, Harry E.

Staff Sargent Harry E. McGinnis, son of Mrs. Alifair McGinnis of Louisa, and Mr. James Ike McGinnis of Columbus, OH, passed away January 18, in a Texas Hospital. The 22 year old Sargent involved in an automobile accident was rushed to a Specialist at Brooks Army Hospital in Texas, where he was found to be in a critical condition, death coming January 22, four days after the accident. The body has been returned to Fort Campbell, to lie in state until Thursday, January 25, and will be returned to Louisa later for final rites. Details of funeral arrangements were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

MCKINSTER, Clyde Orsan

1913-1973

Clyde Orsan McKinster, 59, route 3, Louisa, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday in his truck, while on his way to work, of an apparent heart attack. Mr. McKinster was born May 2, 1913, route 3, Louisa, a son of the late John and Sarah Moore McKinster. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Miller McKinster; a son, John McKinster, route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Ruby Moore of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Claude McKinster, route 1, Louisa, and Mayo McKinster of Columbus; a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Mary Emily Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John I. Fraley officiating. Burial was in the McKinster family cemetery. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

MILLER, Julia Ann (Thompson)

1886-1973

Mrs. Julia Ann Miller, 86, Columbus, formerly of Louisa, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Miller was born April 13, 1886, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James W. and Sarah Jane Gussler Thompson. Her husband, H. K. Miller, died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy Daniel of Columbus and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Miller and Judd Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

MOORE, Martha (Caudill)

1892-1973

Mrs. Martha Moore, 80, route 3, Louisa, died at 3:04 a.m. Tuesday January 16, at her residence. Mrs. Moore was born December 11, 1892, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Hugh and Ellen Adams Caudill. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Lindsey Moore, die din 1967. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Othie Swan and Mrs. Kermit Moore both of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Hansel Perry of Columbus; two sons, Otto Moore of Columbus and Aaron Moore of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Ona Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Lillie Perry and Mrs. Carrie Steele, both of Columbus and Winford Caudill of Cordell; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

SPEARS, Walker Everett

1921-1973

Walker Everett Spears, 51, Blaine, died Thursday, January 18, in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Spears was born December 9, 1921, in Huntington, a son of Mrs. Lena Mae Ferguson Spears of Arizona and the late Howard Spears. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Salyers Spears; two daughters, Misses Della Mae Spears and Elizabeth Ann Spears, both at home; a son, Roy Spears, at home; two sisters. Mrs. Betty Dennison and Mrs. Thomas Benton, both of Arizona; and a brother, Virgil Lee Spears of Arizona. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Rev. Roger Jordan was the officiating minister. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

SWETNAM, Lena (Kise)

1873-1972

Mrs. Charles Carey of Louisa and Mrs. H. H. Gambill, Blaine, KY, have received word of the recent passing of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Lena Kise Swetnam at a hospital in Alma, MI, following an extended illness. Almost a centenarian, she was born June 14, 1873, at Kise Station near Louisa and was a daughter of the late David and Alma Ramsey Kise. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver B. Swetnam February 16, 1965. After their marriage they lived on a farm at Wilbur, KY, most of their lives, later going to Edmore, MI, where their only child, a son, the late William Swetnam and his late wife, Ella J. Hulett Swetnam, resided. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church and interment was made in Edmore. Survivors include a brother, Bill Kise of route 1, Louisa, two nephews, David of Louisa and Jack Kise of Byron, OH; a granddaughter, Mrs. Janet Swetnam Peterson and three great grandchildren, Bill, Jamey and Robbin Peterson of Edmore. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

THORNSBURY, Fred

Fred Thornsbury, 96, Grayson, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday morning, January 10, in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Thornsbury was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Susan Goodman Thornsbury. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a son, Phil Thornsbury of Grayson; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Holbrook of Ashland and Mrs. Jenny Savage of Rush; a brother, Richard Thornsbury of route 4, Louisa; two grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Maloney Funeral Home in Grayson with the Rev. Ora Slone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

VAUGHAN, Reginia (Bussey)

Mrs. Edgar A. Vaughan, of Ironton, OH, the former Reginia Bussey, daughter of the late Henry W. and Ivel Pigg Bussey of Busseyville, KY was claimed here suddenly Wednesday January 17 at a local hospital. Mrs. Vaughan and her husband, Mr. Vaughan, a member of the Louisa High School faculty were visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clyde Meek on route 1, Louisa, when she was suddenly stricken. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where she was soon pronounced dead by the attending physician. The deceased attended Louisa high school, Morehead State University, Marshall University and was a member of Manual Methodist Church, Christ Crusaders, Class, Woman's Society of Christian Service in Ironton, OH where she had been a resident since 1950. Funeral services were conducted Saturday 2 p.m. from the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Mr. Wendell Stilter officiating. Burial was made in Woodland Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Edgar A. Vaughan; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ellen Sue) Heaberlin of Decator, TX, Mrs. Paul (Judy) Stapt of Canton, NC and Mrs. Mike (Mary Mikie) Haney of Ironton, OH; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Jessie Sue) Meek of Louisa; two brothers, Randell Bussey of Catlettsburg and Henry Bussey of Zenia, KY and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

WALKER, Kenneth Carl

1895-1973

Kenneth Carl Walker, 77, of 127 Westover Drive, Frankfort, a former resident of Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital in Frankfort following an extended illness. Mr. Walker was born May 22, 1895, in West Virginia, was a retired employee of the Railway Postal Service, was owner and operator of the Brunswick Shoe Store, Louisa, for 19 years, and was a member of the Crestwood Baptist church in Frankfort. In Louisa he was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verta Payne Walker, two sons, Homer W. Walker of Frankfort and Ronald P. Walker of Louisville; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Hall of St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Hollie Carpenter of Coal City, WV, and Edith Maynard of Columbus and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort with the Rev. Wallace Kent officiating. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1973

 

WILLIAMSON, John

1890-1973

John Williamson, 82, Plain City, OH, died at 2 a.m. Monday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Williamson was born June 4, 1890, at Milo, KY, a son of the late Nathan and Delilah Preston Williamson. He was a retired construction worker. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Morgan's Creek Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery on Star Route, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Holly Williamson; a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Hughes, of St. Petersburg, FL; four sons, James, Bill and Curtis Williamson, all of Plain City and John Williamson, Jr., of Korea; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Hammond of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Mae Perry of West Jepson, OH, Minnie of Huntington and Thelma of Tomahawk, KY; three half brothers, John Williamson of San Pedro, CA, Oscar Williamson of Milo, and Wallace Williamson; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1973

 

WRIGHT, Martha (Lyon)

1899-1973

Mrs. Martha L. Wright, 73, died Wednesday, January 10, in Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Wright was born January 19, 1899 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James Frank and Mary Skaggs Lyon. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Keaton and of the Royal Neighbors of Portsmouth. Her husband, John C. Wright, died in 1956. Surviving are two stepsons, Dr. A. W. Wright of Louisa, and Melvin Wright of Dayton; a brother, Clyde Lyon of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Della Burchwell of Martha, Mrs. Amy Ferguson and Mrs. Minnie Skaggs, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Alice Kettler of Whitehall, OH; three step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Laural Hill Baptist Church at Martha by the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Proctor Lyon. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1973

 

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ADAMS, Jessie (Graves)

1914-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Adams, 58, of Ulysses, who died Thursday, February 1, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Belle Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Adams was born March 18,1914, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Walter Nathan and Lou Miller Graves. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Worth Adams; four daughters, Mrs. Hugh Fitch of Andover, OH, Mrs. Clarence Castle of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. James Ball, Jr., of Louisa, and Mrs. Danny Fisher of Ulysses; four sons, Thomas and Jack Adams, both of Ulysses, Douglas Adams, of Rock Creek, OH, and Jerry Adams, at home; a sister, Mrs. Vaughan Borders of Ulysses, four brothers, Bill, Arch and John Graves, all of Ulysses and Jack Graves of route 1, Louisa; 23 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1973

 

BALL, Daniel

1944-1973

Daniel Ball, 28, a well-known resident of Louisa passed away Wednesday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness.  A disabled veteran, he was born May 20, 1944, in Louisa, and was a son of Mrs. Gertrude Crank Ball of Louisa and the late Bruce Arnold (Pete) Ball. He was an active member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church where funeral rites were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Pastor, Rev. James Hayes and former Pastor, Rev. Vernon Barker, officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Patsy Cooksey Ball of route 5, Louisa, a daughter, Sherry Faye Ball, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Stewart of Ashland, and Mrs. Brad Wright of Massouri, MT, three brothers, Lester G. Ball of West Jefferson, OH, Bruce A Ball of Macon, GA, and David A. Ball of Louisa; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gene Crank of Louisa and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Martha Ball of route 4, Louisa. Pallbearers were John W. McNabb, Jr., Ned Compton, Farris Bush, Heber Taylor, Ernest Young and Bill Bush. The body was removed from the funeral home to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state among a profusion of flowers until funeral time. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

BARTRAM, Melissa (Holbrook)

1889-1973

Mrs. Melissa Bartram, 83, Mansfield, OH, a former resident of Fort Gay, died Wednesday morning in Mansfield. Mrs. Bartram was born November 8, 1889, in North Dakota, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Anna Margaret Wood Holbrook. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Tom Huff of Mansfield, Mrs. Juanita Adkins of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Homer Branham of Rock Port, WV; three sons, Carl Branham of Huntington and Ronald and Jesse Bartram, both of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Wellman of Huntington; 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Bartram's Chapel in Fort Gay with the Rev. Willard Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

BLACKBURN, Arlie

1888-1973

Arlie Blackburn, 84, route 1, Louisa, a Freewill Baptist minister, died at 7 a.m. Sunday January 23 at his home following a one year illness. Mr. Blackburn was born December 16, 1888, at Little Blaine, a son of the late Harmon and Mary Gussler Blackburn. His wife, Minnie Martin Blackburn, preceded him in death in 1965. He was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church of Little Blaine. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eureka Kise of route 1, Louisa; a son, Claude Blackburn, of Louisa; a brother, Ora Blackburn of route 1, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Ivory Childers of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Millie Miller and Mrs. Louise Miller, both of Columbus; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meade Branch Freewill Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

BOGGS, Clyde H.

1912-1973

Funeral services for Clyde H. Boggs, 60, of Blaine, who died Tuesday, February 13, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Boggs was born September 5, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Johnny and Lucy Edwards Boggs. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tera Nelson Boggs; a daughter, Mrs. Louisa Carter of Ashland and 6 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

BOWLING, Mary Belle (Sturgill)

1887-1973

Mrs. Mary Belle Bowling, 86, Webbville, died Friday in a Paintsville nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Bowling was born December 19,1887, at Webbville, a daughter of the late John and Jennie Pennington Sturgill. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Burl Bowling died in 1948. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Everett Kiger officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery, Webbville. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Goldie Kiger of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

CARTER, Eva (Rice)

1905-1973

Mrs. Eva Carter, 68, Star Route, Louisa, died Sunday in a Columbus hospital following an illness of five months. Mrs. Carter was born January 16, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Will and Melissa Caudill Rice. She was a member of the Morgan's Creek Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Morgan's Creek Church with the Rev. Dave Bevins and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery on Morgan's Creek. Surviving are her husband, Hobert M. Carter; six daughters, Mrs. Frances Adams, Mrs. Lorene Powell, and, Mrs. Irene Adams, all of Columbus, Mrs. Edammah Owen and Mrs. Lola Neal, both of Nashville, TN; and Mrs. Shirley Maynard of Louisa; six sons, Earl and Glen Carter, both of Louisa, Tom and Kenneth Carter, both of Columbus, Hobert Carter, Jr. of Huntington and Millard Carter of Garrison; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Wellman, Mrs. Madge Wellman and Mrs. Nancy Spears, all of Columbus; 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

CHAMBERS, William Russell

1903-1973

William Russell Chambers, 69, of Louisa, died Thursday, February 8, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Chambers was born December 7, 1903 in Huntington, a son of the late Millard and Laura Mills Chambers. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alma Fugate Chambers; seven daughters, Mrs. Dale Allen of Toledo, OH, Mrs. Paul Lemaster  of Columbus, Mrs. Lester Ratliff of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Everett Cyrus of Huntington, Mrs. Oscar Blankenship of Louisa, Mrs. Jeff Lambert of Marion, OH, and Miss Lora Chambers at home; six sons, Gene T. Chambers of Gallipolis, OH, Billy R. Chambers of Texas, Larry W. and Homer L. Chambers, both of Monroe, MI, and Millard Jackson and Phillip H. Chambers, both of Tom Bean, TX; three half sisters, Mrs. Charles Wooten of Louisa, Mrs. Ted Adiska of Moline, MI and Mrs. Dale Thomas of North Carolina; a brother, Mascom S. Chambers of Springfield, OH; 40 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1973

 

COLLINSWORTH, Nora (Sammons)

1893-1973

Mrs. Nora S. Collinsworth, 80, of 411 26th Street, West Huntington, WV, died Tuesday February 6, at a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. W. W. Clark officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. She was born November 5, 1893, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Sarah Wooten Sammons. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and a 50 year member and past Worthy Matron of Chapter Eight of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors are, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Guthrie of Columbus, OH; one son, John Arthur Collinsworth of Ironton, OH; two sisters, Miss Nancy Mae Sammons of Huntington and Mrs. W. F. Henrichs of Eccles, WV; one brother, Ed Raymond Sammons of Greensburg, PA and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1973

 

CURNUTTE, Clyde W.

1903-1973

Clyde W. Curnutte, 69, of 1211 Hamer Street, Flatwoods, died Wednesday January 23 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, following a sudden illness. Mr. Curnutte was born April 14, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David and Sue Adams Curnutte. He was a retired employee of the Russell School system. He moved there from Ironton 14 years ago, and attended the First Baptist church of Flatwoods. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Louisa and was a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Picklesimer Curnutte; three brothers, Bill Curnutte of Ironton and Carl and Ray Curnutte both of Columbus; and five sisters Mrs. Jesse Lyons and Mrs. Cora Hunter both of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Burton and Mrs. Madge McGuire, both of Columbus and Mrs. Hattie King of Zanesville, OH. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Carmen Funeral Home in Flatwoods with the Rev. John Ivey officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

CYRUS, James

1890-1973

James Cyrus, 82, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Cyrus was born July 30. 1890, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Smith and Evaline Cyrus. He was a retired farmer and veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Wilson Chapel Church, route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Zornes Cyrus; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Pauley of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Louise Marcum of Hollywood, CA, Mrs. George White of Cleveland, and Mrs. Rush Copley of route 2, Fort Gay; six sons, Jerry, Jay, Hubert, and Willie Cyrus, all of Mansfield, OH and Arland and Charlie, both of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Martha Young of Genoa, WV; a brother, Albert Cyrus of Genoa; 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1973

 

EDWARDS, Albert

1908-1973

Funeral services for Albert Edwards, 64, route 1, Ashland, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday February 1, from Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. E. A. Curry. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mr. Edwards was born March 20, 1908, at Blaine, a son of the late Merdia and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. He was a resident of Boyd County for 27 years and was a checker for Cline Brick Co., of Princess. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Moore Edwards; a daughter, Mrs.Clotine Tomblin of Cannonsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Moore of Charleston, Mrs. Carrie Salyers of Blaine, Mrs. Luda Stevens of Ohio, and Mrs. Liza Ferguson of Blaine; six brothers, Earl, Charles and Ollie Edwards, all of Ashland, Russell Edwards of Ohio and Johnnie Edwards of Blaine; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1973

 

HOLBROOK, William Lewis

1890-1973

William Lewis Holbrook, 82, Fallsburg, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Holbrook was born June 22, 1890, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late John and Martha Arrington Holbrook. He was a retied railroader and steel mill employee. His wife, Mrs. Maude Diamond Holbrook, died in December 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Potts of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Faye Norman of Columbus; three sons, Homer Holbrook of route 1 Webbville, Hobart Holbrook, at home; and Ray Holbrook of Weatherford, CT; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Rude Cemetery on route 1, Webbville. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1973

 

HOWELL, Calvin Earlston

1973-1973

Calvin Earlston Howell, infant son of Lynwood and Cora Margaret McKinney Howell of Louisa, died Sunday. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Childers Cemetery on Louisa route 2. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1973

 

MCGINNIS, Harry E.

Graveside services for Staff Sgt. Harry E. McGinnis, 22, Ft. Campbell, formerly of Louisa, who died Monday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Preece Memorial Cemetery by Chaplin Loren Pugh. Military rites were conducted at the graveside. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

PAUL, Mary Sue (See)

1944-1973

Mrs. Mary Sue Paul, 28, of Knightown, IN, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, February 12, in Knightown, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident there. Mrs. Paul was born November 11, 1944, in Louisa, a daughter of Jack and Anna Vaughn See of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Hardwick officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery, near Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Walter Paul; a son, Michael Shawn See Paul, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Crank and Mrs. Hazel Perry, both of Mansfield, OH; and six brothers, Wayne, Marvin, Jack, Henry, Paul and Jimmy See, all of Mansfield. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

PREECE, Nannie (Evans)

1881-1973

Mrs. Nannie Evans Preece, 91, Eloise, died Wednesday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Preece was born December 23, 1881, in Mingo County, WV a daughter of the late Ira and Eliza Jane Wiley Evans. Surviving are her husband, Phillip Preece, Sr., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Burial was in Preece Cemetery at Eloise. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

SHANNON, Clyde James

1911-1973

Clyde James Shannon, 62, route 1, Louisa, died Sunday at his residence. Mr. Shannon was born January 18, 1911, route 1, Louisa, a son of the late W. M. and Mollie Blaine Parker Shannon. Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Goldie Isaac, Mrs. Ambia Preece, Mrs. Eliza Cochran and Mrs. Byrd Barber, all of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Pauline Chapman and Mrs. Wauleka Chapman both of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Grace Wallace of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery. the body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence Monday. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

STAPLETON, Julia (Borders)

1892-1973

Mrs. Julia Stapleton, 80, Rt. 2, Louisa, died Monday Jan. 22 at 7:15 p.m. in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stapleton was born July 28, 1892, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Arch and Mary Preston Borders. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Headerickson of Gray, Mrs. Hayden Davis and Mrs. Jesse McKenzie, both of Rt. 2, Louisa; a son Clarence Stapleton of Rt. 2, Louisa; 22 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson.  Burial was in Borders Cemetery.  The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1973

 

TRIPLETT, Noah Lee

1895-1973

Noah Lee Triplett, 77, route 1, Webbville, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday at his home, following an extended illness. Mr. Triplett was born October 2, 1895, at Route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Jasper and Jane Holbrook Triplett. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion, W. O. Johnson Post 89, of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Webb Chapel Church on Star Route, Louisa, with the Rev. Dewey Hogsten and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery, route 1, Webbville, Military rites were conducted at the graveside. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Triplett; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Simms, Mrs. Tommy Wilkes, Mrs. Mack Baker and Mrs. Joe Bucce, all of Columbus, OH; two sons, Ballard Triplett of Columbus and Sgt. Jimmy Triplett, with the U. S. Army in Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Effie Sampson of Phelps, KY; a brother, Jeff Triplett of Rush, KY; a step daughter, Miss Nina Lou Triplett, at home; a stepson, Paul Ray Triplett at home, and 29 grandchildren, Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1973

 

WALKER, Isabell (Bartram)

1888-1973

Mrs. Isabell Bartram Robinson Walker, 84, of route 4, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, February 14, at the residence. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Genoa Baptist Church with the Rev. Orville Damron officiating. Burial was in the Endicott Cemetery at Genoa. She was born April 2, 1888, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia VanHoose Bartram. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Pearly Robinson in 1953 and George Walker in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Robinson, of route 2, Fort Gay, with whom she made her home; two sons, Pearl Robinson of Lake, WV, and Albert Bartram of Rittman, OH; 47 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Morris Funeral Home at Wayne to the residence of her daughter and removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

WALLACE, Thelma (Short)

1918-1973

Mrs. Thelma Wallace, 54, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Louisa, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in a Cincinnati hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallace was born March 4, 1918, on route 5, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Millie Dalton Short Maynard of Inez and the late Taylor Short. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was formerly an inspector for Palm Brothers Printing Firm in Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, A. B. Wallace; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Evans and Mrs. Vernie Davison, both of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Evans of Louisa; and four brothers, Clarence and Robert Short, both of Thornsville, OH and William Jr., and Herman Short, both of Batavia, OH. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1973

 

WELLMAN, Albert

1901-1973

Albert Wellman, 71, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today), from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Damron officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. He was born August 21, 1901, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Dave Michael and Martha Hatcher Wellman. Retired B & O Railway employee for 21 years. He was a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church, Vinson Lodge No. 66, AF &AM. Survivors include the wife, Ethel Lore Wellman; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Harris of Vineland, NJ; one son, John David Wellman, of Fort Gay; three brothers, Charley Wellman of Kenova, Clarence Wellman of Fort Gay and Elmer Wellman of Huntington, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1973

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AKERS, Victor

1905-1973

Victor Akers, 67, of route 4, Louisa, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in Riverview Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Akers was born July 4, 1905, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Lillie Yates Akers. He was a retired miner and an operator of a grocery store. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Arthur Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Vernon Spillman Akers; two daughters, Mrs. Landon Riffe of Ashland and Mrs. Bertha L. Brown of Louisville; a son, John H. Akers of Pine Bluff, Ark., a sister, Mrs. Stella Patrick of Miami, FL and five grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

BORDERS, Cora (Daniels)

1884-1973

Mrs. Cora Borders, 88, route 2, Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Thompson and the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Borders was born May 17, 1884, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Lafe  and Fannie Castle Daniels, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence Borders, died in 1956. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

BROWN, Eleanor Caroline (Justice)

1904-1973

Mrs. Eleanor Caroline Brown, 68, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 8, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. O. M. Miller officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born October 17, 1904, in Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Mae Friend Justice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, C. H. (Pat) Brown, died in 1965. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Don Cady of Akron, OH, Mrs. Bud Mounts of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Steve P. Smith of Russell, Mrs. Willis Ray Shannon of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Brent Brothers of Newark, OH, four sons, Herbert Brown, Jr., George Edd Brown and James Ray Brown, all of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. Arie Ferguson of Sanford, FL; 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

CHURCH, Mark Anthony

1970-1973

Mark Anthony Church, two year old son of Roy and Bonnie Rickman Church of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born April 29, 1970, in Ashland, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Ogle Cemetery, route 2, Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Misses Brenda Lee and Vicky Lynn Church, both at home; three brothers, Jay Randall, Timothy David, and Roy Michael Church, all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rickman of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

DIAMOND, Paul

1899-1973

The Rev. Paul Diamond, 73, of 2320 Griffith Street, Ashland, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday in King' s Daughters' Hospital, following a sudden illness. The Rev. Mr. Diamond was born August 2, 1899, in Louisa, a son of the late George and Elizabeth Frazier Diamond. He was retired from the Columbia Gas Co., in 1964 after 42 years of service. He was a former pastor of the Ashland Holiness Tabernacle on Moore Street. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Pickrell Diamond; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Slone of Ashland, and Mrs. Pauline Applegate of Yorktown, IN; a brother, Ray Diamond, of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Elmore Stout, Sr., Mrs. Ossie See, and Mrs. Christine McGranahan all of Ashland and six grandchildren. The body was at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

DOWDEN, Kelly

1902-1973

Kelly Dowden, 69, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Dowden was born May 12, 1902, at Crum, WV, a son of the late Floyd and Emiah Martin Dowden. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the residence with the Revs. Flem and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha David Dowden; 7 daughters, Mrs. Alma Mealy, Mrs. Harry Nix and Mrs. John Fraley, all of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. John Nix, Mrs. Milton Fraley and Mrs. Perry Kidd, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Larry fry of Fort Knox, KY; two sons, Edward Ray Dowden of Prichard, WV and John W. Dowden of Key West, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Lyss Stepp of route 1, Fort Gay and Mrs. Ped Davis of Chattaroy, WV, two brothers, Marlin Dowden of Akron, OH and Jeff Dowden of route 1, Fort Gay; 25 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1973

 

EDWARDS, Curtis Maston

1906-1973

Curtis Maston Edwards, 66, Lowmansville, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Edwards was born June 1, 1906, at Georges Creek, a son of Mrs. Mary Bevins Edwards of Pulaski, TN and the late Brack Edwards. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Free Will Baptist Church at Louisa with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Tackett Edwards, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Spurlin of Pulaski and Mrs. Nell Curtis of Columbus, OH; and a brother, Bracken Edwards of Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

FITZPATRICK, Daniel Ray

1911-1973

Daniel Ray Fitzpatrick, 62, of route 5, Louisa, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born January 23, 1911, on route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Shelton and Myrtle Singer Fitzpatrick. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sonny C. Endicott of route 5, Louisa, six sons, Raymond, Dwight, Burgis, David, Delbert and Randall Fitzpatrick, all of route 5, Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Kelly and Mrs. Jewell Frazier, both of Cannonsburg, KY, Mrs. Virginia Salyer of Elkhorn City, and Mrs. Jessica Davis of route 5, Louisa, two brothers, Tom Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, and Aulta Fitzpatrick of Welch, WV and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

FUGITT, Maude Smith (Adams)

1899-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Smith Fugitt, 73, of Route 1, Louisa, who died Thursday, March 15, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Hunter officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Paintsville. Mrs. Fugitt was born October 26, 1899, in Adams, a daughter of the late Charley and Minerva Hayes Adams. Her first husband, Jim Smith preceded her in death in 1962. Her second husband, Roscoe Fugitt, died in 1973. Surviving are two sons, George E. Smith of Paintsville and Manley Smith of Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hall of Peebles, OH, Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Cora Woodring of Chillicothe, OH; a brother, Manley Adams, of Ashland, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1973

 

HAGER, Edgar B. (Butch)

1899-1973

Edgar B. (Butch) Hager, Jr., 73, of 956 Ashland Avenue, Ashland, KY, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Hager was born December 2, 1899, in Louisville, a son of the late Edgar Browne and Lucie Prichard Hager, prominent Ashland family. He was a retired letter carrier for the U. S. Post Office in Ashland, retiring in January 1957 after 40 years service. He was a lifelong resident of Ashland and a member of Holy Family Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1487, and a past grand knight of that group. He was a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and past faithful navigator of that assembly. He was a member of Ashland Lodge 350, B.P.O. Elks. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Holy Family Church with the Rev. Theodore A. Keller officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Ashland, Scripture Service was conducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lazear Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura H. Hager; two daughters, Miss Margaret A. Hager and Mrs. Virginia Diebold, both of Cincinnati; two sons, Edgar B. Hager, III of Bloomington, IL and Charles R. Hager of Buena Park, CA; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Malcolm King of Ashland; a step son, Jack Greene of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Hager Webb of Louisa, a foster sisters, Mrs. Rose Fleming of Ashland and 14 grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb and their son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb, Jr., of Hobart, IN. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1973

 

HAY, Pearlie (Phillips)

1892-1973

Mrs. Pearlie Hay, 80, a highly esteemed citizen of Martha, died at 4:18 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hay was born March 24, 1892, at Martha, a daughter of the late George W. and Lydia Hay Phillips, early settlers of that area. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, William Henry Hay, died in 1945. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with the Rev. Howard Sturgill, Rev. Emmett Barker, and the Rev. Kenneth Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Cluie Holbrook, of Manford, OH, Mrs. Fred Wallen of Catlettsburg, Mrs. John McGuire of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Delmer Fyffe of Blaine and Mrs. Herman Peters of South Shore; three sons, Estill R. Hay of Manford, Eugene R. Hay of Grove City and Clayton Hay of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Maudie Boggs of Louisa, Mrs. Don Bolin and Mrs. Earl Skaggs, both of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Clinton Quenton Wheeler of Milford Center, OH; two brothers, Noah and Ambrose Phillips, both of Plain City; 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1973

 

HAYES, Mildred Irene (Moore)

1917-1973

Mrs. Mildred Irene Hayes, 55, route 3, Louisa, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Hayes was born August 26, 1917 at Route 3, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Octavia Moore of Route 3, Louisa and the late Jay Moore. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Mattie Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Hayes; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cantrell and Mrs. Bernard Markham, both of Route 3 Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Sayres of Florida; a brother, Kermit Moore of Route 3, Louisa; and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973  

 

HINKLE, Romaine (Evans)

1935-1973

Mrs. Romaine Hinkle, 38, route 1, Crum, WV, died at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, March 8, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born January 9, 1935 at Webb, WV a daughter of Frank and Stella Romans Evans, of route 1, Crum, WV. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Webb Community Church at Webb with the Rev. Frank Meddings officiating. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. Additional survivors include her husband, Tivis Hinkle; five daughters, Kittie and Pearl Williamson, both of New Mexico, Mrs. Phyllis Williamson of Kermit, WV, Miss Linda Lou and Miss Bertha Mae Hinkle, at home; three sons, Ira Ray, Gary Truman and Brian Keith Hinkle, at home; three sisters, Mrs. William D. George of Franklin, OH, Mrs. Neibert Meade and Mrs. David Spencer, both of route 1, Crum; three brothers, Henry F. Evans of route 1, Crum, Truman Evans of route 5, Louisa and Homer L. Evans of Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

HUNT, Charles

Charles Hunt, route 2, Fort Gay, was killed in a hit and run accident in Mansfield, OH, Saturday morning, according to police there. Mansfield Patrolman Bill Gaskill reported the victim had been struck by an auto about 4 a.m. apparently while crossing the street. The auto did not stop, police said, and the victim was struck a second time by another car. Gaskill said the coroner ruled that death was caused by the first vehicle. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Saltpetre Church with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Thompson, Mrs. Sherman Henderson, Misses Linda, Marinda and Betty Lucille Hunt, two sons, Charles and Paul Hunt, all of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Edna Thompson, Fort Gay and one brother, Dan Hunt, Mansfield. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

JONES, Maude (Arrington)

1890-1973

Maude Jones, 82, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Tuesday at 5 a.m. in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Born September 3, 1890, at Flat Gap, KY, she was a daughter of the late Jake and Eliza Arrington. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carl Butler, of route 2, Catlettsburg, three sons, Boronlo "B" Jones, Flemingsburg, KY, Henry Jones, route 2, Catlettsburg and Bobby Jones, Hamilton Air Force Base, CA; a half sister, Mrs. Marie Stonechild of Palistine, IL; three half brothers, Ervin Lemaster of Wayne, MI, Charles Arrington of Hardy, KY, William Arrington of Louisville, KY; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

MORTON, Emma (Gambill)

Mrs. H. H. Sparks was in Portsmouth, OH Monday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Emma Gambill Morton, daughter of the late William O. and Mallie Jane Hunter Gambill, Martha section of Lawrence County. Mrs. Morton passed away Saturday morning at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, where she had been a patient for several weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Morton, several years ago. Funeral services were conducted from the Daehler Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Clare St. John officiating. A program of organ music was presented preceding the service and the minister used favorite scriptures of the deceased as basis for his sermon. Interment was made in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH. Survivors, other than Mrs. Sparks, are two other sisters, Mrs. Jessie Hall of Cincinnati and Mrs. Goldie Pruitt, of Portsmouth, and one brother, William Martin Gambill of Wellston, OH. Mrs. Sparks was accompanied from Grayson, KY, by her grandson, Jack W. Strother, Jr., who, along with other great nephews of the deceased, served as a pallbearer. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

PHILLIPS, Sterling

1891-1973

Sterling Alonzo Phillips, 81, of Sandy Hook, died late Friday afternoon at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Phillips was born May 19, 1891, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Melba Stinson Phillips. He was a member and trustee of the Fannin Enterprise Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Fannin Church with the Rev. Billy T. Rice, the Rev. Charles Vansant, the Rev. Davis King, and the Rev. Vernon Dickerson officiating. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Adkins Phillips; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Adkins, Mrs. Catherine Fannin, and Mrs. Frances Litton, all of Sandy Hook, and Mrs. Madge Wagoner of Bradenton, FL; a brother, Willie Adkins of Grayson; a sister, Mrs. Opal Adkins of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook to the home of a son in law and daughter, the Rev. and Mrs. Clovis Adkins, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, March 29,1973

 

PRATT, Glenwood

1915-1973

Glenwood Pratt, 57, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV died at 2 a.m. Monday as a result of smoke inhalation in a fire at his residence. Mr. Pratt was born December 11, 1915, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late James H. and Gussie Frazier Pratt. He was a construction worker for the Hoosier Construction Co. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mill Creek Church of God with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ardith Carrico and Mrs. Elsie Ratliff, both of route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Virginia Sperry of route 2, Catlettsburg, KY and two brothers, Alec Pratt of route 2, Fort Gay and Walter Pratt of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

RAINES, Charles Edgar

1892-1973

Charles Edgar Raines, 80, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital of an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bartram Chapel with the Rev. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. He was born May 20, 1892, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Preston and Amanda Webb Raines. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad and was a member of the United Methodist Church for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Lynch Raines in 1955. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Young, of Akron, OH, Mrs. Marian Collins of Huntington and Mrs. Mack Campbell of route 2, Fort Gay, two sisters, Mrs. Nan Walker of Kenova and Mrs. Fannie Meeks of Huntington; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

RATCLIFFE, James Stanton

1950-1973

James Stanton Ratcliffe, 22, of Mansfield, OH, a native of Louisa, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident Friday near Fort Gay. Mr. Ratcliffe was born November 14, 1950, in Louisa, a son of Clifford and Elsie Pratt Ratcliffe of route 2, Fort Gay. For the past two years he had been a machinist for the Hyco Company in Ashland, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mill Creek Church of God, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Betty Marie Ferguson Ratcliffe; and two brothers, Mike Ratcliffe of route 2, Fort Gay, and Jerry Ratcliffe with the U. S. Army, Honolulu, Hawaii. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

ROMANS, Bertha (Wellman)

1880-1973

Mrs. Bertha Romans, 93, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at her home after an extended illness. Born January 9, 1880, in Huntington, WV, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Rachel Farris Wellman. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Mullins and the Rev. Bob Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Workman of Pleasantville, OH; two sons, Everett B. Romans, Rainelle, WV and Ernest R. Romans, Wayne, WV; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Wellman of Fort Gay; and 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

SMITH, Sarah Jane (Block)

1892-1973

Mrs. Sarah Jane Smith of Williamson, WV, died at 9:20 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born February 3, 1892, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Chaffin Block. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. O. M. Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery on route 1, Crum, WV. Surviving are her husband, John B. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Sammons of Richmond, VA and Mrs. Crosby Wallace of Norwood, OH; two sons, Glen R. Smith of route 1 Williamson, and John E. Smith of Logan, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Inus Horn of Inez, Mrs. Jesse Eindas of Williamson, and Mrs. Erie Bowen of Columbus, 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1973

 

SPARKS, William Ellis

1915-1973

William Ellis Sparks, 57, of Martha, died Wednesday, February 28, at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Sparks was born December 15, 1915, in Morgan County, a son of the late James L. and Cora Kitchen Sparks. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Terryville School with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Keaton Sparks, three daughters, Mrs. Morgan Skaggs, Mrs. Wilbur Skaggs, and Miss Lola Sparks, all of Martha; two sons, Junior Ray Sparks of Hobart, IN, and James Spencer Sparks, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Lewis of Fairborn, OH and Mrs. Vennie Sparks of Moon, KY; five brothers, Robin Sparks, Red Bush, KY, Carl Sparks of Moon, Elzie Sparks of Fairborn, Goble Sparks of Indiana and Oval Sparks of Waverly, OH and six grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

SWORD, Ida Mae (Damron)

1886-1973

Mrs. Ida Mae Sword, 86, of route 2, Fort Gay, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Radnor Church of God, route 1, Radnor with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Michael Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Sword Cemetery near, Fort Gay. She was born April 24, 1886, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Rubin Gideon and Emma Crum Damron. Fred Sword, Sr., preceded her in death in 1964. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Albert Keesee, Mrs. Imogene Harless, of route 2, Fort gay, and Mrs. Oscar board of Columbus, OH, seven sons, Fred, Hubert and Nathan Sword of route 2, Fort Gay, Alton Jay Sword, Prestonsburg, KY, Woodrow Sword of Southgate, CA, Rubin Sword, Cleveland, OH, and Thomas R. Sword, Rittman, OH; two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Stepp, Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Floyd Thompson of Fort Gay, one brother, Mose G. Damron, route 1, Radnor; 34 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home until 1 hour before the services at which time the body will be removed to the church to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

THOMPSON, Amanda (Hayes)

1894-1973

Mrs. Amanda Thompson, 78, route 1, Louisa, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Thompson was born July 2, 1894, at Mattie, a daughter of the late Alamander and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Hayes. She was a member of the Mattie Methodist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Dave Thompson died in 1965. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Mattie Methodist Church with the Rev. Alton Brown and Rev. Willie Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dixie Shubert of Oliver Springs, TN; two sons, Paul Thompson of Jenkins, KY, and Russell Thompson of route 1, Luisa, two sisters, Mrs. Julia Roberts of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Mary bates of Wise, VA; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

VINSON, Lutie (Frazier)

Mrs. R. L. Vinson, a well known and beloved Louisa woman passed away Saturday morning at Riverview Hospital where she had been a patient for more than a year. Her husband preceded her in death 7 years ago. Mrs. Vinson, a prominent business, church and club woman, was president of the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge Company, Vice-president of the Big Sandy Publishing Company and was an active and dedicated member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. She was a teacher of the Young People's Bible Class for many years, a member of the official board and a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. She was a charter member and regent of the Louisa Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, and was a charter member and past president of the Louisa Woman's Club. Lutie Frazier Vinson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Frazier, pioneer settlers, of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld, pastor of the Louisa United Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were George Vinson, Robert Vinson,  Charley Vinson, William A. Elkins, Herbert Diamond and Dr. J. E. Carter, Jr. Survivors include a half sister, Mrs. William Meade of Kenova, WV; two nieces, Mrs. Lee Gile of Munster, IN, Mrs. Herbert Diamond of Kenova, one nephew, Mr. Robert Morris of Munster. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

WARD, Strouther J.

1914-1973

Strouther J. Ward, 58, died February 25, at the Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in Trenton, MI. A former resident of Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Bessie Adkins Ward. He resided at 415 Pine Street, Wyandotte, MI and was a former guard at the Pennwalt Corporation. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 1, from the Nixon Funeral Home Chapel, Wyandotte, with the Rev. Mr. Thomas Elsy officiating. Burial was made in Wyandotte. Relatives attending from Louisa were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Mrs. H. L. Franklin, Mrs. Bill Moore, all of Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Lycan of Ashland, and Mrs. Eugene Boughton of Kenwood Acres, Russell, KY. His wife, who survives, is the former Georgia Walker, sister of Ed and Bob Walker, Louisa, Mrs. Gussie Franklin, Mrs. O. H. Lycan and Mrs. Bill Moore. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1973

 

WHEELER, Kay

1889-1973

Mr. Kay Wheeler, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen, passed away Tuesday, February 27, at the Louisa General Hospital following a brief illness. Born July 4, 1889, at Blaine, KY, he was a son of the late Malchia and Rhoda Ball Wheeler, early settlers of that section of Lawrence County. A farmer, he was a dedicated member of the United Baptist Church since 1942. He was a member and past Master of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606,at Blaine, and served 23 years as secretary of the Order. He was presented a 50 year pin in 1961 in appreciation of his years of dedicated service. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Brown and the Rev. Mr. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors, other than his wife, Mrs. Monnie Moore Wheeler, are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Luthy, of Scottsdale, AZ, four sons, Dr. Norman Wheeler of Chicago, Escom Wheeler of Benning, NM, Thomas Wheeler of Westerville, OH, and Eulas Wheeler, of Miami, AZ; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Young of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Alafair Pigmon of route 4, Louisa; four brothers, Jake and Tip Wheeler, both of Louisa, Tom Wheeler of Blaine and Morgan Wheeler of Hillard, OH; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. His first wife, Arrie Boggs Wheeler, mother of his children, preceded him in death several years ago. Graveside Masonic rites were conducted by Jake Rice Lodge. Pallbearers were close relatives: Frank Wheeler, Ronnie Wheeler, George Wheeler, Wayne Wheeler, Danny Wheeler, Mont Wheeler, Jr., Big Sandy News, March 8, 1973

 

WORTHINGTON, Katherine (Williamson)

Word has been received here by the Burns families of the passing of a close relative, Mrs. Katherine Williamson Worthington. A daughter of the late Rev. Chester and Thursa Burns Williamson, of Louisa, she passed away Tuesday, March 13, at her home in Coronado, CA. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and interment was made there. Survivors include a son, James Worthington, of Alexandria, VA; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Williamson McGee of Memphis, TN and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband. Mrs. Worthington visited close relatives, John Burns, and R. T. Burns and families here last summer after an absence of 60 years. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1973

 

YORK, Andrew Kirk

Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon 3:30 p.m. for Andrew K, York from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. York, a son of the late Charles Thomas and Ethel Kirk York, was a grandson of the late Dr. L. H. York, a pioneer citizen and builder of Louisa's first hospital, the Riverview, still in operation. The deceased 58 years of age passed away early Friday morning while sleeping of an apparent heart attack. A Kentucky Colonel, he was a former vice-president of the Louisa Fort Gay Bridge Company and owned a laundry mat on North Lock Avenue, Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Ruric Smith, Howard Queen, Jesse Lyon, Herb Sullivan, Eugene Hewlett and Harold Hall. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Skaggs York, two sons, Andrew K. York, II, Lexington, KY and William Thomas York, Louisa, a brother, L. H. York, of Amherst, OH; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services to lie in state surrounded by a profusion of flowers from sorrowing relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1973

 

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ADKINS, Joey Lee

1973-1973

Joey Lee Adkins, two month old son of Wayne and Donita Winchell Adkins, of route 1, Louisa, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the residence. He was born February 8, 1973, in Louisa, and is survived, in addition to his parents, by his maternal grandfather, Ray Winchell, of Fort Gay, WV, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marlene Winchell of Massachusetts and the paternal grandparents, George and Minerva Adkins of route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was made in the Meade's Branch Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

BOYES, Ella (Trent)

1895-1973

Mrs. Ella Trent Boyes, 77, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday April 11, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on route 1, Fort Gay with the Rev. Frank Canterbury officiating. Burial was in Trent Cemetery. She was born June 6, 1895, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Eli and Amanda Artrip Trent. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Boyes. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Betty Johnson of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Opal Beres of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Jane Nettleton of Wadsworth, OH; seven sons, Raymond Boyes of Fort Gay, Ralph Boyes of West Palm Beach, FL, Ted Boyes of Elyria, OH, Bob Boyes of Portsmouth, OH, Trent Boyes of Wooster, OH, Paul Boyes of Fort Gay and Roy Kenneth Boyes of Wayne, WV, six sisters, Mrs. Martha Artrip of Beckley, WV, Mrs. Mae Wilson of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Kansas Riggs of Wayne, Mrs. Georgia See of Lancaster, Mrs. Gussie Johnson of Wadsworth and Mrs. Gertrude Webner of Rittman; one brother, John Trent of Rittman; and 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

CARMICHAEL, Rebecca

Mrs. Rebecca Carmichael, 72, of Hill Road, West Portsmouth, OH, was dead on arrival at Scioto Memorial Hospital at 11 p.m. Friday. A native of Lawrence County, KY, she is affiliated with the Peoples Tabernacle. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Peoples Tabernacle with the Rev. Hollie Conley officiating. Burial was in the Wheelersburg, OH cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Tharold Carmichael; a son, Clarence Bailey, Marysville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Stinson and Mrs. Ruth Overly, both of California and Mrs. Mildred Roberts of Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Florence Sammons of Grayson, KY, Mrs. Annie Vanover of Mazie, KY, Mrs. Louise Wheeler of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Carrie Evans of Sandy Hook, KY and Mrs. Nola Ross of Columbus; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The Roger W. Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1973

 

FERGUSON, Alonzo

1885-1973

Funeral services for Alonzo Ferguson, 87, of Blaine, who died Monday, April 16, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Roby Ferguson, the Rev. Addie Ferguson and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was made in the Ike Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Ferguson was born April 18, 1885, at Relief, a son of the late Richard and Jane Ison Ferguson. Surviving are his wife, Martha Kelley Ferguson; and three sons, the Rev. Emory Ferguson and Cassie Ferguson, both of Blaine and Fred Ferguson of Wheelersburg, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1973

 

FERGUSON, Elba

1889-1973

Elba Ferguson, 83, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Wednesday, April 4 in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born April 13, 1889, on route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry A. and Elizabeth Pauley Ferguson. He was a retired farmer and produceman. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Woodrow Brumfield officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Crabtree Ferguson; a daughter, Mrs. Muriel Lakin, of Portsmouth, OH; three sons, Earl Ferguson of route 1, Fort Gay, James C. Ferguson of Lincoln Park, MI and Robert G. Ferguson of Jackson, MI: three brothers, Freelin Ferguson of Louisville and Wilbur and Oscar Ferguson both of Fort Gay,, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1973

 

FRAZIER, Paul Edward

1922-1973

Funeral services for Paul Edward Frazier, 50, route 5, Louisa, who died Tuesday, April 10, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Route 5, Louisa. Mr. Frazier was born October 28, 1922 on route 5, Louisa, a son of Mrs. Mary Hitchcock Frazier of route 5, Louisa, and the late James A. Frazier. He was a carpenter and electrician. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Caudill Frazier; six daughters, Lequitte Frazier of Clifford, Pauletta Frazier, of Louisa, and Katherine, Nancy, Sherrie Lee and Susie Frazier, all of Hillsboro, OH; a son, Michael Joe Frazier of Hillsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Comptery of Prichard, WV and Esta Mae Sammons of Summitt and three brothers, James Frazier, Jr., of Cannonsburg, and George and Emory Frazier both of Clifford. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

GRIFFITH, Obie H.

1892-1973

Obie H. Griffith, 80, Webbville, died Friday at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Griffith was born May 7, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Martha Banks Griffith. He was a retired carpenter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with the Rev. Bob Waggoner officiating. Burial was in Charter Co. Memory Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Celia Stuart Griffith; two daughters, Mrs. Thornton Rucker of Webbville and Mrs. Jack Harrison of Ashland; three sons, Obie Griffith of Willard, Roy Griffith, Elyria, OH and William (Bill) Griffith of Globe, KY; a sister, Mrs. Gobel Estep of Grayson, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1973

 

JORDAN, Katherine (Cooksey)

1886-1973

Mrs. Katherine Cooksey Jordan, one of Louisa's well-known and beloved women, passed away, Friday, April 13, at 2:10 a.m. in a Louisa hospital following a short illness. The 87 year old Mrs. Jordan was born April 25, 1886, on Star Route, Louisa, a daughter of the late John H. and Anna Roberts Cooksey, early settlers of that section of Lawrence County. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Jordan in 1946. The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, where funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.  The pastor, the Rev. Mr. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church officiated. The Baptist Choir and soloist, W. T. Hinkle, sang favorite hymns of the deceased. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Georgia Maddy of Fallsburg, Mrs. Fannie Merritt and Mrs. Lucy Watson, both of Louisa, Mrs. Eva Collins of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Norma Jean Vaughan of Lexington; four sons, John Jay Jordan of Louisa, Waldeck Jordan of Christiansburg, VA, William Jordan of Wheelwright, KY and Donald E. Jordan of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Formie Skeens of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Mattie Riffe of Van Lear; a brother, John Cooksey of Fallsburg; 23 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Jack Merritt, Jerry Merritt, Grundy, VA, Paul R. Jordan, Washington, D.C. , Phillip Jordan, Nashville, TN, William Jordan, Pikeville, KY, Jimmy Watson, Louisa; Gorman Collins, Jr. Prestonsburg, KY and Ricky Vaughan, Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

LAMBERT, William Joseph

William Joseph (Billie Joe) Lambert, 42, Virginia Beach, VA, died March 23rd in a Norfolk, VA hospital after a short illness. He was the son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Hardin Lambert and the late Rev. Edmund W. Lambert of route 5, Louisa, KY. A native of Lawrence county, he graduated from Louisa High School, class of 1948. He had resided in Virginia since 1948, and was employed by the Virginia Pilot and Ledger Star Newspaper Co. Inc. He was an active member of the International Typographical Union, Local No. 32 and was of the Baptist faith. Besides his mother and wife, Mrs. Thelma Hall Cox Lambert, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Rebecca Jane Lambert of Bluefield (VA) College, Henrietta Lambert of Norfolk, VA and three step children, Debbie, Martha and Joel Cox, of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Lois) Fluty of Norfolk and four brothers, Clyde W. and Edmund W. Lambert of Norfolk, Karl W. Lambert of Chesapeake, VA and Cornea H. Lambert of Virginia Beach. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. from the Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Virginia Beach. Burial was Tuesday March 27th at 3 p.m. in Floyd, VA. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1973

 

LESTER, Proctor Vinson

1903-1973

Proctor Vinson Lester, 69, of Martha died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, March 29 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Lester was born August 4, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Herman and Isabell Skaggs Lester. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elizabeth Church of Martha with the Rev. Herman Ross, the Rev. Cork Sturgill, Rev. Emmett Arthur and Rev. Ack Sturgill officiating. Burial was made in Elliott County Memory Gardens under the direction of the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home of Sandy Hook. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Easter Skaggs Lester; four sons, Ishmael Lester of Middletown, OH, Joe Lester of Isonville, KY, Ronald Lester of Martha and Donald Lester of Olive Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Ilene Hamm of Flemingsburg, KY and Mrs. Pauline Wheeler of Blaine; a brother, Virgil Lester of Portsmouth, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Phillips of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Sarah Watson of Flemingsburg and Mrs. Mary Bucher of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Leonard

1882-1973

Leonard Maynard, 90, of Fallsburg, died Monday at 1:30 a.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born August 20, 1882 in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Jim and Vicie Calhoun Maynard. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Sally Moore Maynard; three daughters, Mrs. Victoria Davis of Fallsburg, Mrs. J. C. Young of Sun Valley, CA, and Mrs. Roberta Copley of Louisa; two sons, Truman Maynard of Fallsburg and Robert Maynard of Rittman, OH; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Rilda (Preston)

1895-1973

Mrs. Rilda Maynard, 77, of Richardson, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born July 24, 1895, in Milo, in Martin County, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Borders Preston. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church, Richardson, with the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Walters of Richardson, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Swigart of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Grace Orman of Des Moines, IA, two brothers, Harper Preston of Bryantsville and John Preston of Lighthouse Point, FL; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Wallace

1917-1973

Wallace Maynard, 55, of Roseville, MI, formerly of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday at Henry Ford Hospital at Detroit after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial will be in the Maynard Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. He was born June 6, 1917 in Glenhayes, a son of Riva Wallace Maynard and the late Frank Maynard. He was employed by Chrysler Corp., Detroit as a metal finisher. Survivors include his wife, Agnus Simpkins Maynard; two daughters,  Mrs. Jimmy Peters of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Kenneth Kambetz of Warren, MI; four sons, Charles Maynard of Troy, MI, Bob Maynard of St. Clare Shores, MI and Rickie Maynard, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Puskas of Allen Park, MI, Mrs. Fred Carter of Ypsilanti, MI and Mrs. Betty Wheatley of Allen Park, MI; eight brothers, Ray Maynard of Kenova, Okey Maynard of Lynchburg,  VA, Claude and Jack Maynard of Fort Gay, Bob and Bill Maynard of Detroit, Danny Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH; and one half brother, Ireson Wallace of St. Albans; and 13 grandchildren. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Vinson Lodge AF & AM will conduct graveside rites. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1973

 

SPENCER, Laura (Spencer)

1894-1973

Mrs. Laura Spencer, 78, of Adams, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Spencer was born June 20, 1894, on route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Collins Spencer. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 64 years. Her husband, Charles Spencer, died in 1950. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy McKinster, Mrs. Arthur Moore and Mrs. Mary McKinster, all of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Ide Thompson of Columbus; three sons, Charles Spencer of Reedwood, CA and Chester and Kenneth Spencer both of Webster, FL; a sisters, Mrs. Genoa Spencer of Portsmouth; 27 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

TAYLOR, Virgie (Roberts)

1883-1973

Mrs. Virgie Taylor, 90, of Louisa, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home in Paintsville following an extended illness. Mrs. Taylor was born April 13, 1883, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Burchett Roberts. Her husband, William Ballard Taylor, died in 1972. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Stanley C. Lambert and Miss Margie Taylor, both of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Y. V. Steele of East Lynn, WV, Mrs. R. H. Jordan of Circleville, OH and Mrs. M. D. Roof of Dayton, OH; three sons, Garland Taylor of Genoa, WV, William E. Taylor of route 1, Kenova, and Ernest L. Taylor of Kenova; 47 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1973

 

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AUSTIN, Thomas G.

1891-1973

Thomas G. Austin, 82, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, May 9, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Austin was born May 21, 1891, at Ulysses, a son of the late Steve and Catherine Boyd Austin. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John L. Queen of route 1, Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Wallace of Ulysses, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from Bells Chapel Church with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1973

 

BOND, Opal (Damron)

1921-1973

Mrs. Opal Damron Bond, 52, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Bond was born April 8, 1921, at Adams, a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Hayes Damron. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore, the Rev. Sammy Branham, and the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial was in the Bond Cemetery, on route 1, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Harold Bond; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Moore, of Adams, and Misses Thelma Ellen and Mary Elizabeth Bond, both at home; three sons, Charles Bond at home, Edgel Bond of route 3, Louisa, and William J. Bond of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Robinson, Mrs. Bert Pack, Miss Willie G. Damron and Mrs. Louise Nolan, all of Columbus; two brothers, Tom Damron of Columbus, and Robert Damron, Jr., of Dresden, OH, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1973

 

 

DANIELS, Newton F.

1900-1973

Newton F. Daniels, 72, of Union, WV, and formerly of Red Jacket and West Union, OH, died Friday morning at Emmett Memorial Hospital, Clifton Forge, VA after a short illness. Born at River, KY, July 29, 1900, he was the son of the late Fred and Lou Daniels. He was a member of the West Union Baptist Church and the West Union Masonic Lodge. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Ellis Daniels; five sisters, Mrs. Virginia Musick of Terre Haute, IN, Mrs. Stella Ball of Taylorville, WV, Mrs. Flossie Browning of Wharncliffe, WV, Mrs. Opal Gardner, of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Keatley of Taylorville, and Mrs. Gertrude Blankenship of Beckley; three brothers, Flem Daniels of Louisa, KY, Fred Daniels of South Williamson, and Walter Daniels of Pinsonfork, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Maxwell Hill Baptist Church at Beckley by a minister of that church. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Beckley. Big Sandy News, Mary 3, 1973

 

DOVER, Jo Ann (Mulkey)

Dover, Bobby Jo

Mrs. Jo Ann Dover, 27, a Lawrence County native and her two year old daughter, Bobby Joe Dover, drowned Friday April 27, as an apparent result of flooding in a small creek near Webbville off KY 1. The State Police at Ashland said that a small creek running along the route was backed up and the Dover auto apparently overturned as it went off the road. Police said there were no signs of excessive speed involved in the accident. Lawrence County Coroner Bill Copley told the News that he expects to have an official report on the deaths soon, but believes drowning to be the cause. Mrs. Dover was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of Glen Mulkey and the late Mrs. Jessie Blevins Mulkey. She and her daughter were resident of Grayson at the time of their deaths. Surviving in addition to her father, are her husband, Staff Sgt. Robert Dover of APO San Francisco, CA; seven brothers, Donald and Roger Mulkey, both of Grayson, Ronnie, Harold, Darrell and Randy Mulkey, all of Webbville and Lloyd Mulkey, of Columbus, OH; and five sisters, Mrs. Virgil Gallion and Mrs. Ersell May, both of Ashland, Mrs. Elmo Adams of Galion, OH, Mrs. Robert Smith of Amherst, OH and Mrs. Robert Stephens of Grove City, OH. Joint funeral services for Mrs. Mulkey and her daughter were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, with the Rev. Jesse Fyffe officiating. Interment was made in Grayson Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

FUNK, Sherwood W.

Funeral services for the Rev. Sherwood W. Funk, 81, of Ashland, former Louisa pastor, who died Wednesday, April 25, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph G. Wesley, the Rev. Leslie Rogers, the Rev. C. D. Harsh and the Rev. Kenneth Clay officiating. Entombment will follow at a later date in Rose Hill Mausoleum. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services from the John Steen Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

GAMBILL, Jesse

1889-1973

The Rev. Jesse Gambill, 83, of Clearfield, KY, died at 5 p.m. Monday, May 7, at his residence following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Gambill was born December 25, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gambill. He was a 40 year member of the Baptist Church. His first wife, Mrs. Martha Steagall Gambill, died in 1927. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Baldridge Gambill; two sons, Glenn Gambill, of route 3, Morehead, and Oscar Gambill of Taylor, MI; five daughters, Mrs. Regina Mynhire of Clearfield, Mary Gambill of Wall Lake, MI, Mrs. Morida Miller of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Jessie Murdock of Tavern, CA and Mrs. Oletto Chubb of San Lyon, MI; and four brothers, Lyhue Gambill of Lawrence County, Bill Gambill of Austin, TX, Tom Gambill of Biloxi, MS, and Hiram Gambill of Scottville, IL. Funeral services were conducted at10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, from the Lane Funeral Home in Morehead with the Rev. Russell Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, May 17,1973

 

HAYES, Lando

1900-1973

Lando Hayes, 72, route 1, Webbville, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born December 16, 1900, at Webbville, a son of the late John and Minnie Jobe Hayes. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Webb Chapel Church on route 1, Webbville, with the Rev. Henry Adams and the Rev. Acie Adams officiating. Burial was in the Jobe Cemetery route 1, Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Adkins Hayes; six daughters, Mrs. Dora Castle, Mrs. Hazel Ford, Mrs. Velma Ball, Mrs. Sue Hoffman and Mrs. Jo Ann Roberts, all of Columbus and Mrs. Jewell Sprouse of Webbville; three sons, Vinson and Charles Hayes both of Columbus and George Hayes of Webbville; 24 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1973

 

HOWELL, Emma

1896-1973

Funeral services for Miss Emma Howell, 76, of route 4, Louisa, who died Saturday, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the  Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Howell Cemetery, on route 4, Louisa. Miss Howell was born August 1, 1896, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late William and Lydia Triplett Howell. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church of Portsmouth and was an inspector at a Portsmouth shoe factory. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Maude Hammonds of route 4, Louisa, and two brothers, Fred Howell of Denton and Alex Howell of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1973

 

JONES, Mamie (Hickman)

Mrs. Mamie Jones, of Cincinnati, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, April 24. Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Jack and Harriet Allison Hickman. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Hill officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Spencer Vinson Jones of Cincinnati; and two brothers, Willie Hickman of Huntington and Thomas Hickman of Georgetown. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

MCNEIL, Hattie (Young)

1889-1973

Mrs. Hattie McNeil, 84, of route 1, Louisa, died at 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs.  McNeil was born March 16, 1889, route 1, Webbville, a daughter of the late Frank and Sidney Houck Young. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church for 62 years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Perry, the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., and the Rev. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in Young Cemetery at Cherokee. Surviving are her husband, Sam McNeil; a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Williams of Blaine; a son, Eugene McNeil of Blaine; three brothers, John R. Young of route 1, Webbville, Watt Young of Cherokee and Sam Young of Hilliard, OH, ten grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1973

 

MOORE, Angela Gay

1973-1973

Angela Gay Moore, two day old daughter of Rush and Veta Thacker Moore, of route 4, Louisa died Sunday in a local hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents, are five sisters, Misses Kimberly Kay, Wilma Lynn, Katherine, Virginia Lee and Rhonda Jean Moore, all at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Moore of Adams; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thacker of Ypsilanti, MI. Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

QUEEN, May (Burton)

1888-1973

Mrs. W. E. Queen, a well beloved woman passed away Sunday morning in a local hospital following an extended illness. A daughter of the late William and Mollie Carter, May Burton Queen was born December 24, 1888, at Irad, KY. After her marriage to William E. Queen, they became residents of Louisa and were prominent in business, church and club circles. They owned and operated the Queen and the Queen Lambert Grocery Market, prior to his death in December 1961. The deceased was an active member of the Louisa United Methodist Church since 1915, as long as her health permitted. She was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, Louisa Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and the Rotary Ann Club. Funeral rites were conduced Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Interment was made in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Survivors include a grandson, G. Burton Queen, of Chatham, NJ, a brother, Dr. Claude Burton of Jacksonville, FL, a great granddaughter, Laura Burton of Chatham, a nephew, J. Howard Queen, Mayor of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews elsewhere. Pallbearers were Jesse Lyon, John McNabb, Jr., Bill Tom York, John Hagaman, Jimmy Queen and Johnny Meade. Louisa Chapter O. E. O. conducted ritualistic services at the bier Tuesday evening. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1973

 

RIGGS, Myrtle (Copley)

1894-1973

Mrs. Myrtle Riggs, 79, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday following an extended illness. Mrs. Riggs was born February 24, 1894, on route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Idella Selbee Copley. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. Mose Denton Riggs, died in 1954. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Old Pleasant Church with the Rev. Wayne Thompson officiating. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo, WV. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Jarrell of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Leta Christian of route 2, Fort Gay; two half sisters, Mrs. Lima Noe of Huntington and Mrs. Lisa Snyder no address; a half brother, Dallas Copley of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1973

 

ROSS, Daughter

1973-1973

Infant Ross, daughter of Larry and Deborah Salyers Ross of Catlettsburg, was dead at birth at 5:43 a.m. Saturday at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Salyers of Catlettsburg, and the paternal grandfather, Dock Ross of route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay with the Rev. Bill Brewer officiating, Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1973

 

SAMMONS, Edward Raymond

1904-1973

Edward Raymond Sammons, 68, of Fort Myers, FL, and Greensbury, PA, died Saturday at Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. David Carico officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, here. He was born October 4, 1904, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry Clay and Sarah Wooten Sammons. Formerly associated with F. C. Sammons Construction Co. Retired from Inter-Studios, Sedalie, MO. He was a 20 year resident of Huntington. A veteran of C. B's WWII, served in South Pacific and a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. He was also a Mason. Survivors include the wife, Inez Plaster Sammons of Ft. Myers; two sisters, Nancy Mae Sammons of Huntington and Grace Henrichs of Harper, WV. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

SAMMONS, Emily E. (Burke)

1891-1973

Mrs. Emily E. Sammons, 81, of 29056 Sheeks Blvd., Flat Rock, MI, died Saturday in Balmoral Skilled Nursing Home, Trenton, MI where she had been for a week. Burial was in Huron Valley Cemetery, Flat Rock. The daughter of G. L. and Fannie Burke, she was born September 12, 1891, in Lawrence County. She was married to Fred Sammons on September 26, 1909, in Kentucky and he died December 23, 1959. She had resided in the Flat Rock region since 1924 and was a member of the Wesleyan Church and a long time member and former secretary of the Southeastern Michigan Holiness Association, Maybee Camp. Mrs. Sammons is survived by a son, Harry Sammons of Havana, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Hettie) Taylor of Trenton and Mrs. Carl (Mary) Runyon of Dearborn, MI, a sister, Mrs. Hettie Akers of Flat Rock; 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was a sister of the late W. H. (Harry) Burke, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1973

 

THOMPSON, Audrey (Miller)

1907-1973

Mrs. Audrey Thompson, 65, route 1, Louisa, died Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born June 28, 1907, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Jeanie Johnson Miller. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Milt Thompson, died in 1972. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from Bells Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Julia Judd, of route 1, Louisa, a brother, Tom Miller of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1973

 

VANHOOSE, Phillip I.

1927-1973

Phillip I. Vanhoose, 46, of Louisa, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhoose was born May 8, 1927, at Goody, a son of Willie and Mae Bradley Vanhoose of Louisa. He was an employee of the Chessie System, a member of the V. F. W. Lodge at Huntington and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a son, Phillip Vanhoose of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Charles Reed of Aflex; and a brother, Hobart Vanhoose of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1973

 

VANHORN, Anna (Bellomy)

1891-1973

Mrs. Anna Bellomy Vanhorn, 81, route 2, Ashland, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Vanhorn was born November 21, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Cecelia Miller Bellomy. She was a resident of Ashland for 10 years and a member of the Tyree Methodist Church. Her husband, Wade Vanhorn, died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lofty Vanhoose, Jr., of route 1, Rush, KY; two sons, Fred Vanhorn of route 2, Ashland, and Garland Vanhorn of route 3, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Golda Bryan and Mrs. Earl Elswick, both of route 2, Catlettsburg and Mrs. A. H. Todd of Ashland; a step sister, Mrs. O. L. Castle of Ashland; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Ogle Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1973

 

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CANTRELL, Lunda

1935-1973

State police and other authorities are still seeking a Martha man in connection with the shooting death Friday night of his father-in-law, Lunda Cantrell, of Redbush. A murder warrant has been issued for Anthony Maxie, 23, of Martha, and police in several counties are looking for the man. Police reports indicate that Cantrell, 37, was killed about 8:15 p.m. Friday at his home following a domestic quarrel. Johnson County Coroner Dick Vanhoose said Cantrell died of a bullet wound to the head, the bullet entering near the left eye. Det. B. J. Thomas of the Kentucky State Police said the weapon used appears to have been a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle. Cantrell was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m. Friday. State Police said it is believed Maxie may be on foot. "His car stuck on him up the hollow." the detective said. According to the officer, Maxie allegedly sold the car to his brother following the shooting and told him he was "going away". Early Saturday it was thought the murder suspect might be in Louisa area but State Police at Ashland said those reports were false.

 

Cantrell, was born August 28, 1935, in Morgan County, a son of Amos and Nora Whitley Cantrell of Red Bush. He had been a resident of Red Bush for 10 years and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Fyffe Cantrell; six daughters, Mrs. Gail Ann Maxie of Martha, Mrs. Vivian Jones of Flat Gap, and Misses Mona, Denise, Diane and Colene Cantrell, all at home; a brother, Woody Cantrell, of Keaton; five sisters, Goldie Cox, Barbara Vanover, and Pauline, all of Dayton, OH, Lizzie Hill in Morgan County, and Irene Hill of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Ross. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery at Martha. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

CAPERTON, Minerva (Marcum)

1884-1973

Mrs. Minerva M. Caperton, 89, Louisa, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Caperton was born December 2, 884, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Joe Siah and Jane Huff Marcum. She was a member of the Louisa Christian Church. Her husband, Grover Caperton, died in 1955. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Hunter of St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Evelyn Hinsey of Cleveland and Miss Helena Caperton of Louisa; three sons, Berlin Caperton with the U. S. Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, Jack Caperton of Columbus and Tom Caperton of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Lutie Cain of Louisa; a brother, Sherman Marcum of Louisa; 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

CHAPMAN, Phyllis (Maddy)

1921-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Maddy Chapman, 51, of Fallsburg, who died Wednesday, June 13, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Maddy Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Chapman was born August 8, 1921, at Fallsburg, a daughter of William D. and Georgia Cooksey Maddy. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, W. M. Chapman, Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Thresa Woods of Fallsburg; a son, James E. Chapman of Pontiac, MI; a sister, Mrs. John Pigman of Clairton, PA and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

COMPTON, Chester P.

1907-1973

Chester P. Compton, a native Louisan, passed away suddenly at his home in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Tuesday evening, June 12, of an apparent heart attack. The 66 year old Mr. Compton was a son of the late James A. and Rosa Vanhoose Compton, well-known residents of Louisa. The deceased and his wife, the former Ella Marie Kinstler, had resided in Florida since his retirement 14 years ago. Before retirement, he was associated as hanger foreman at the Wright Patterson Air Field in Dayton, OH. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home. Rev. Leslie M. Rogers and Rev. Lowell Langefeld, former and present pastors of the Louisa United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charley Wooten, Curtis Jones, Jim Frank Compton, Leonard Vinson Compton, Sidney and Robert Remmele. Survivors other than his wife are two brothers, Leon Compton, of Louisa and Tanner Compton of Elwoodsville, IL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

DAMRON, Donald

1882-1973

Funeral services for Don Damron, 91, Boyd Scout Road, Ashland, who died Friday were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Chapman Methodist Church at Chapman with the Rev. E. W. Damron, of Pikeville officiating. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Mr. Damron was born March 4, 1882 at Harold, KY, a son of the late Wright and Arelia Hopkins Damron. He was a retired Chessie System employee and was a Kentucky Colonel. He resided at Chapman for 50 years. His wife, Mrs. Melvina Hamilton Damron died in 1949. Surviving are two daughters, Orpha Damron and Josephine Damron, both of Ashland, two sons, Jim Damron of Louisa and Mack Damron of Ulysses; two sisters, Mrs. Nona Tackett of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Byrd Maynard of Shawnee Mission, KS; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church from the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

DAVIS, Amanda (Davis)

1892-1973

Mrs. Amanda Davis, 81, of 2457 Henderson St. died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born April 29, 1892 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Marcus and Margaret Yates Davis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a resident of Ashland since 1944. Her husband, Charles G. Davis, died in 1947. Surviving are two sons, Earl Davis of Hamlin, WV and Marcus Davis of Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Davis Reynolds of Ashland; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

FERGUSON, James Cecil

1883-1973

James Cecil Ferguson, 89, of Blaine, died Saturday afternoon at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Ferguson was born August 8, 1883, at Sharkey, a son of the late George and Emma Daniels Ferguson. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Green Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Wheelersburg Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rinda Dean Ferguson; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Kidd and Mrs. Idella Campbell, both of Dayton, OH; two sons, Howard Ferguson of Dayton and Jimmy Ferguson of Blaine; a half brother, Hubert Smith of Portsmouth; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1973

 

FOSTER, Ben Wayne

1958-1973

Ben Wayne Foster, 15, son of Mrs. Bessie Ward Foster of Lebanon, KY, and the late Wayne Foster, drowned near his home town early Saturday evening, June 9, when he fell into the Rolling Fork River while swinging over the water on a rope. A nephew of Mrs. Imogene Maxie, of Louisa, he was born April 29, 1958, at Louisville, KY. Authorities said the youth did not know how to swim. His body was recovered several hours after the mishap by the Taylor County rescue squad. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 12, from the Massey Funeral Home in Lebanon. The body was taken to the Family Cemetery in Louisville, for burial. Survivors other then the mother and the aunt, are three sisters, Mrs. Don Workman of Alexandria, VA, Mrs. Bessie Kay Hall of Lebanon and Miss Anetta Foster, at home; four brothers, Ernie Ray, Roger Dale, Garry Dwane and Victor, all at home. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

FYFFE, Sarah E. (Fyffe)

Mrs. Sarah E. (Sallie) Fyffe, 77, of Blaine, died Wednesday, May 30, in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Fyffe was born October 14, 1895, at Lee, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Millard Fyffe, died in 1972. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Sturgill, the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are four sons, Arlie, Delmer, and Stanley Fyffe, all of Blaine, and Clyde Fyffe of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Alvie Fyffe of Cordell, Jay Fyffe of Redbush, and Alonzo Fyffe of Manchester, NH; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1973

 

HAGER, James Culley

1888-1973

Funeral rites fro the Rev. Mr. James Culley Hager, a beloved minister for more than 55 years, were conducted Saturday afternoon at three p.m. from the First Baptist Church which he had formerly pastored from 1937 to 1953. The Rev. Ralph Webb, Rev. Glen Mollett and Rev. W. K. Woods officiated. The church choir, assisted by soloist Mrs. Carlos Lycans, sang favorite hymns of the deceased. The Rev. Mr. Hager, born April 18, 1888 at Whitehouse, KY a son of the late Frank and Louise Preston Hager, early settlers of that area. In addition to his rich and full-time ministry, he was elected and served as Mayor of Louisa and also was a member of the State Chaplain of the Brotherhood of Retired Railroad Men's Association. He was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, which he pastored for 16 years. The deceased, always conscious of the need to give thanks to Almighty God for his bountiful blessings, it was his custom to implore the mercy of God at each meeting of the City Council while he was mayor. In 1914, Rev. Hager was married to Edna Earle Sizemore Hager. They have labored together in the ministry since his ordination at the Thealka Baptist Church in 1920, their service together has been very rewarding. Rev. Hager's survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Meade of Louisa and Mrs. Carl Clay Hampton of Pikeville, KY; three sons, Charles S. Hager and James R. Hager of Louisa and Arthur F. Hager of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour, amidst a profusion of flowers, before the funeral. Pallbearers were Eldred E. Adams, Dr. J. W. McNabb, Johnny Meade, Dr. H. B. Lewis, Milt Stansbury, Joe Greenhill, Jack see and Dr. Phillip Carter. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

HAMMOND, Taylor

1908-1973

Taylor Hammond, 64, of Chesapeake, OH, a native of Lawrence County, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at his home following a sudden illness. Mr. Hammond was born August 3, 1908, on route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Frank L. and Emma Katherine Spurlock Hammond. He was a night watchman for the Creasey Co. in Kenova and was a member of the Church of Christ of Kenova. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Williamson officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Harris Hammond; two daughters, Mrs. George Bartley of Las Vegas, NV and Mrs. rose Williams of Roanoke, VA; two sons, Tim Hammond of route 1, Catlettsburg, and David Hammond of route 1, Rush; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Kirk of Darbydale, OH, Mrs. B. B. Sammons of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Floyd Endicott of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. E. J. Hughes of Detroit, Mrs. Jewell Hollis of Somerset, and Mrs. Lawrence Sammons of McVey; two brothers, Otto Hammond of route 5, Louisa, and Paul Hammond of Toledo, OH; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

JEFFERS, Timothy A.

1966-1973

Timothy A. Jeffers, 6, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday morning in a wreck at Wadsworth, OH. He was a son of Richard and Christine Massie Jeffers of Wadsworth, formerly of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay United Methodist church with the Rev. Gerald Kelley officiating. Burial was in Billups Cemetery at Fort Gay. The youth was born August 30,1 966 at Berea, OH. Other survivors include a brother, Richard, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Jeffers of Glenwood, WV and Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Massie of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

LYCAN, Taylor

1918-1973

Taylor Wallace Lycan, 54, a well-known resident of Fort Gay, WV died Monday evening in Louisa of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Lycan Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. He was born November 8, 1918, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Zenas and Jennie Mae Rowe Lycan. He owned and operated Taylor Lycan Landscaping and Tree Service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include the wife, Virginia Christian Lycan; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce West of Route 4, Louisa, two sons, Everette Lycan of route 3, Louisa, and Dale Allen Lycan of Wyandotte, MI; three sisters, Miss Charlene Lycan, Fort Gay, Mrs. Madalene Wellman, route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Roberta Borders of Ashland, KY; one brother, Zenas Lycan, Jr., route 1, Fort Gay and four grandsons, Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

NAPIER, June Carolyn

A nine year old girl drowned in a creek near here late Sunday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police detachment in Ashland. June Carolyn Napier, Louisa, route 5, was swimming with her mother and other family member in Blaine Creek approximately 13 miles west of here when she dropped off an embankment into rapids. The incident occurred at 5:05 p.m. and she war pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. at a local hospital. She was a daughter of Willard and Irene Mahon Napier of route 5, Louisa. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Scott Cemetery near Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

NEWSOME, Harold

1926-1973

Harold Newsome, 46, Star Route, Louisa, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Newsome was born October 11, 1926, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Cora Derefield Newsome. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War post in Ashland. He was retired from Allied Chemical Corp. Semet-Solvay Division. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Newsome Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy McKnight Newsome; three daughters, Sheila, Nyoka and Taniea Newsome, all at home; a son, Harold Newsome, Jr., at home, a sister, Mrs. Eugene Brown of Ashland, and three brothers, Delbert and William Newsome both of Catlettsburg, KY and Charlie Newsome of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

PENNINGTON, Lloyd

1909-1973

Lloyd Pennington, 63, of 3424 Chase Street, Huntington, WV, died June 18 at a hospital there. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Reger Funeral Home Chapel, Huntington, with the Rev. Burl Stevens and the Rev. Walker Fortner officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Kenova, WV. He was born October 8, 1909, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Vinnie Salyers Pennington and the late James Pennington. He was a retired machine operator of Black Diamond Enterprise. He was a resident of Huntington for 37 years. Survivors include the wife, Stella Wellman Pennington; three sisters, Mrs. Vada Peters of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Elda Copley of Butler, IN, and Mrs. James Ball of Chapman, KY; four brothers, Ray Pennington, Akron, OH, Calvin Pennington, Baltimore, MD, and Albert and Jay Pennington both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1973

 

PERKINS, John Weston

1900-1973

Funeral services for John Weston Perkins, 73, of Webbville, who died at his home Friday, were conducted Tuesday at the Dry Fork Community Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Perkins was born January 21, 1900, at Webbville, a son of the late George Washington and Alfare (Perkins) Perkins. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Marie French, Mrs. Delmar Walls, Mrs. Louisa Morgan, Mrs. Harlan Ratliff, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Charles Griffith of Orient, OH: six sons, James Perkins of Orient, Wayne and Roger Perkins, both of Webbville, Leroy, Paul and Melvin Perkins, all of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. John Thompson of Mt. Sterling; 37 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

PORTER, Myrtle Ellen (Thompson)

1889-1973

Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Porter, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday in a Huntington nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Porter was born January 1, 1889 at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Menville and Rebecca Ferguson Thompson. Surviving are a son, Cameron James Porter of Akron, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Frasher Cemetery near Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

ROBERTS, St. Clair

1901-1973

St. Clair Roberts, a native Lawrence Countian, died Thursday, June 21, at Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago, IL following a two months illness. The deceased, a son of the late Willis V. and Martha Webb Roberts, was born October 0, 1901, at Cadmus, KY. He was a graduate of the Louisa High School, attended Centre College and the University of Kentucky, School of Law. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Ellis Roberts. Mr. Roberts, church and social worker, was a member of the Olivet United Presbyterian Church, Chicago, where he had resided since 1956. The Association of Retired Person and for many years had been active in Alcoholics Anonymous, until his health completely failed. A former pastor of his church, Rev. Alva Tompkins, said of him, "Everyone who knew Mr. Roberts, knew that it was his calling in life to try to help others. He lived in the midst of human need and was ever trying to do something about it." Funeral services were conducted for the deceased at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld and Mr. John Hall, a great nephew, officiating. Burial was in the Roberts family cemetery on route 4, Louisa. He is survived by seven sisters, Mrs. Den Queen, of Rush, KY, Mrs. Jim Compton, Mrs. W. A. Carey, Mrs. Doshia Kouns, Mrs. H. L. Ellis and Mrs. Willis Mulkey, all of Louisa and Mrs. Lawrence Woods of Mt. Sterling, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

WALKER, Robert W.

1909-1973

Robert W. Walker, 71, a highly esteemed citizen, died suddenly Monday at a local hospital where he was taken after he had suffered an apparent heart attack at his home on Franklin Street. A retired foreman of the Chessie System, he had been in failing health for some time, able, however to be out and around. His quick passing was a shock to his family and host of relatives and friends. A son of the late James Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Elswick Walker, he was born September 13, 1909, at Yeager, WV. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louvenia Burnette Walker; one daughter, Miss Myrtle Ann Walker of Indianapolis, IN; three sons, Charles, James and Robert Walker of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. O. H. Lycan of Ashland, Mrs. H. L. Franklin of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Georgia Ward of Wyandotte, MI and Mrs. Tom Belcher of Southgate, MI; and a brother, Edward L. Walker of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1973

 

WELLS, Barbara Ann (Adkins)

1883-1973

Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins Wells, 89, of Wrigley, KY, died June 18th in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness. Mrs. Wells was born October 27, 1883, a daughter of the late Milt and Polly Thornsbury Adkins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, from the Potter Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Vansent officiating. Burial was in Salyer Cemetery in West Liberty. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Tommy Ruth of Lexington, Mrs. H.B. Lewis of Louisa and Mrs. Herman Brown of Morehead; a son, Virgil Barker of Sandy Hook; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest Flannery and Mrs. R. C. Pendleton both of Morehead, Mrs. P. L. Foster of Ashland and Mrs. B. L. Hazlett of Akron, and a brother, J. B. Adkins, Coalton, KY; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1973

 

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ADAMS, Roy G.

1914-1973

Roy G. Adams, 58, Louisa, formerly of Russell, died Monday in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Adams was born November 1, 1914, in Columbus, OH, a son of the late James M. and Cynthia Ball Adams. He was a retired postal employee, a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, and a veteran of the Korean War and World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Ogg Adams. Surviving are two sons, Don Adams of Lexington and Jimmy Adams, of Ashland; his stepmother, Mrs. Dora Adams of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Nora Mae Dent of Cardington, OH, a stepson, Harold Ogg of Cincinnati; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery at Adams. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

BALL, Laura (Ailiff)

1906-1973

Mrs. Laura Ball, 67, Titusville, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in Titusville, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Ball was born April 1, 1906, in Shively, WV, a daughter of the late L. T. and Sadie Smith Ailiff. Her husband, Lafe Ball, died in 1949. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Baylor Maynard of Titusville; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Wells of Titusville and Mrs. Hazel Brown of Williamson, WV; a brother, Jay Ailiff of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Cemetery at Shively by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1973

 

BORDERS, Lydia Margaret (Lemaster)

1886-1973

Mrs. Lydia Margaret Borders, 87, Ashland, formerly of Ulysses, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Borders was born May 12, 1886, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Young Lemaster. Her husband, Monroe Borders, died in 1958. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Enis Chandler of Ashland, and Mrs. Bascom Miller of Cannonsburg; two sons, Collie Borders of Ashland and Herbert Borders of Wurtland; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Meek of Yakama, WA and Mrs. Ray Gormley of Wenatchee, WA; a brother, Ike Lemaster of Richland, WA; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

BURCHETT, George

1890-1973

George Burchett, 82, Star Route, Louisa, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Burchett was born September 6, 1890, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lewis and Martha Adkins Burchett.. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a retired farmer and miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Christian Burchett; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Burchett of Star Route Louisa; two sons, Lee and Okie Burchett, both of Star Route, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Mason Fannin of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Bert Ratcliffe of Circleville, OH; a brother, Charles Burchett of Star Route Louisa; 28 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Morgan's Creek Church on Star Route, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery on Star Route. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

CAUDILL, William Matthew

1883-1973

William Matthew Caudill, 90, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Caudill was born January 1, 1883, at Oil Springs, KY, a son of the late William Russell and Emily Blanton Caudill. He was a retired timber businessman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Caudill; three daughters, Mrs. Genoa Lemaster of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ben Lemaster of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. William Lake of Akron, IN, five sons, Walter Caudill of Morehead, Curt and Harold Caudill both of route 2, Louisa, John Caudill of Goodman, MS and Herbert Caudill of Jackson, OH; 51 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home and burial was in See Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1973

 

DAVIS, Hattie (Young)

1884-1973

Mrs. Hattie Young Davis, 89, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, July 12, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born May 5, 1884, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Rev. G. H. (Hack) and America Reynolds Young. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Walnut Grove Church, at Ulysses, with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. William Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Survivors include her husband, Dave Davis, seven daughters, Miss Olive Davis, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. H. S. Lemaster of Cincinnati, Mrs. Milt Green of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Van Skaggs of Lowmansville, Mrs. Woodrow Hayes and Mrs. Sidney Cordle, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Ray Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH; four sons, Amos and Edward Davis of Huntington, Eugene Davis of Amherst, OH and James Walden Davis of Columbus; two half sisters, Mrs. Charles Borders of Ulysses and Mrs. Maude Keifer of Catlettsburg; two half brothers, Haskie Young of Ulysses and Bernard Young of Tampa, FL; 32 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1973

 

DIAMOND, Johnny

1901-1973

Johnny Diamond, 72, Louisa, died at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born April 27, 1901, on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late James and Hallie Roe Diamond. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Clyde Adams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Spillman Diamond; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Chapman of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Freddie Chaffin of Louisa; four sons, Edgar Diamond of Louisa, Junior Ray Diamond of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, Jimmy Lee Diamond of route 5, Murraysville, OH, and Johnny Paul Diamond of Plain City, OH; a sister, Mrs. Hallie Barnett of Huntington; two brothers, Dewey Diamond of Louisa and Herbert Diamond of Kenova, WV; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

ESTEP, Kay

Kay Estep, 67, son of the late Albert and Victoria Hayes Estep, died of an apparent heart attack June 15th. He was born at Wilbur, KY, and will be remembered here as an employee of the C & O Railway Co and assistant manager of Effie's Lunch Room. He was a retired employee of the Fairfield County, OH Highway Department. Funeral services were conducted from the Halteman-Felt Funeral Home on June 18, with Rev. Bryan Thomas officiating. Interment was in the Hampson Cemetery, Pleasantville, OH. He is survived by a niece and three nephews. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

HOWELL, Fred

1907-1973

Fred Howell, 65, Denton, KY, died Monday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Howell was born October 15, 1907, at Glenwood, a son of the late William and Lydia Triplett Howell. He was a merchant and farmer and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Ratcliff Howell; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Chandler of Ashland, and Mrs. William Jones of Middletown, OH; a son, Donald Ray Howell at home; a sister, Mrs. Maude Hammond of route 4, Louisa; a brother, Alex Howell of Ashland; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1973

 

HUGHES, John Cleveland

1887-1973

John Cleveland Hughes, 85, Louisa, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Hughes was born November 18, 1887, near Louisa, a son of the late Jim and Millie Marcum Hughes. He was a retired farmer and miner. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Hughes Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Christian Hughes; a sister, Mrs. Tilda Workman of Star Route, Louisa; two half sisters, Mrs. Lora Kitchen of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Sarah Marie Chaney of Youngstown, OH; five half brothers, Jimmy and Woodrow Hughes, both of Star Route, Louisa, Robert Hughes of Catlettsburg, and Ora Hughes of Shrewsbury, WV, two stepbrothers, John Hall of route 4, Louisa, and Sankie Hall of Star Route, Louisa; his stepmother, Mrs. Bell Hughes of Star Route, Louisa, Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

ILYIN, Borris P.

1917-1973

Borris P. Ilyin, 56, of Lexington, KY, formerly of New Britton, CT, died Sunday, July 15, in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Ilyin was born in 1917 in Mongolia, Asia and was a retired mechanical engineer for the Chandler-Evans Corp. in New Britton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Mitchell Ilyin; and a son, Michael Ilyin, of Cleveland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday July 17, from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1973

 

ISAAC, Ellen Marie

1971-1973

Ellen Marie Isaac, 18 month old daughter of Homer and Evora Pinkerton Isaac, of Miamisburg, OH, drowned at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in a pool in her yard. She was born December 25, 1971, at Miamisburg, and is survived by a sister, Renae Isaac, at home; a brother, Mike Isaac at home; and a grandfather Mart Isaac of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

JORDAN, Lillie (Jobe)

1889-1973

Mrs. Lillie Jordan, 84, of Louisa, died Thursday, June 28, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan was born April 6, 1889, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Corda Chaffin Jobe. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Jesse Jordan, Jr., of Louisa, and Woodrow Jordan of Miami, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Diamond of Louisa and Mrs. Janie Berry of Baltimore; two brothers, Tom Jobe of Welch, WV and Dewey Jobe of Dayton; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

KITCHEN, Rosie

1925-1973

Miss Rosie Kitchen, 48, of Louisa, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Miss Kitchen was born April 27, 1925 on Star Route, Louisa, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Nellie Cooksey Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Robert Cassidy of Detroit, Mrs. James A. Hutchinson of Rupert, WV, Mrs. Charles Wells of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. James Salyers of route 1, Rush, KY and a brother, Robert Kitchen of Detroit. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1973

 

LESTER, Ina (Wheeler)

1891-1973

Mrs. Ina Wheeler Lester, 81, 65 Plateau Drive, Huntington, died Saturday afternoon in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Lester was born October 9, 1891, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Isaac and Susan Terry Wheeler. She had lived in Huntington three and one-half years, formerly residing in South Point and Cannonsburg. She was a member of the United Baptist church and was preceded in death in 1970 by her husband, Roy W. Lester. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Oak Sprigs United Baptist Church on 39th Street, Ashland with the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clinton Massie of Ironton, Mrs. John Clark of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Ezra Crabtree of Huntington, with whom she made her home; three sons, Edgar Lester of Columbus, Edgel Lester of Owensboro, and Ester Lester of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Clarence Craft of Ashland; 8 brothers, Celfus, Ora, Frank Wheeler all of Ashland, Ova Wheeler of South Point, George and Burnso Wheeler ,both of Blaine, Espy Wheeler of Catlettsburg, and Esky Wheeler of Raceland; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

MARSHALL, Geneva (Porter)

A fiery wreck near here Saturday about 2 p.m. at the intersection of U. S. 52 and WV 37 claimed the life of a Lavalette route 1 woman and critically injured her husband and three young children. Dead is Mrs. Geneva Porter Marshall, 28, a passenger in a car driven on U.S. 52 by her husband, Eldrith Marshall, 28. Their three sons, George, 6, Rickey, 7, and Gregory 8, were also passengers. The four are in critical condition at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. West Virginia State Police said a car driven by Sherry Ellen Wright, 18, of Louisa, KY apparently failed to obey a stop sign where WV 37 enters the highway and hit the Marshall car almost directly in the side. Miss Wright and a passenger Miss Claudia Plummer, 17, of Fort Gay, WV only required medical treatment, police said. Troopers E. C. Lucas and R. B. Edwards investigated the wreck with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a blaze which destroyed the Wright car. The Marshall car was demolished in the wreck. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

MOORE, Gregory Allen

1955-1973

Gregory Allen Moore, 17, North Kingston, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died of asphyxiation at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born August 6, 1955, at Pensacola, FL, a son of Murl King and Annabell Frasher Moore of North Kingston. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery near Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Pvt. 1st Class Michael Thomas Moore of Ft. Benning, GA and Jonathan Clyde, Timothy Carl and Douglas Frasher Moore, all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Polly H. Phillip of Pensacola, FL and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moore of Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19,1973

 

PARSLEY, Bertha Marie (Spalding)

1909-1973

Mrs. Bertha Marie Parsley, 64, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, July 18, at her residence following an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Parsley was born January 19, 1909, at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late James and Lucreasey Dillon Spalding. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Leo Parsley, died in 1971. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Alonzo Marcum, Mrs. Alex Marcum, Mrs. Harold Gillman and Mrs. William Chaffin, all of Columbus and Mrs. Dallas Robinson of Fort Gay; three sons, James H. Parsley of route 1 Fort Gay, and Grover C. and Elmer Lee Parsley, both at home; six sisters, Mrs. Arthur Clay of Akron, OH, Mrs. Columbus Messer of Crum, WV, Mrs. Harry Jonson of route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Earl Waller, Mrs. Freddie Slone and Mrs. Stella Slone, all of Columbus, five brothers, Lonnie and Jess Spalding, both of Kermit, WV, Wallace Spalding of route 1, Fort Gay, and James and Joe Spalding, both of Columbus; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Big Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Medding officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Yong Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1973

 

PENNINGTON, James Elmer

1924-1973

James Elmer Pennington, 48, of 803 Adams Street, Louisa, was dead on arrival at 11 a.m. Thursday in Charleston, WV hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Pennington was born September 16, 1924, at Yatesville, a son of the late Dennis and Goldie Goins Pennington. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM of Louisa, and a veteran of World War II and of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Navy. He was employed as a welder with Babcox and Wilcox Construction Co and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 667, in Charleston. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Kirk Pennington; three daughters, Mrs. Carlotta Lassiter, and Mrs. Debbie Compton, both of Louisa, and Miss Denise Pennington, at home; a son, Eddie Hensley of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Kitchen of Dayton and Mrs. Edna LaFong of Troy, OH; two brothers, Harold Pennington of Dayton and Raymond Pennington in Florida and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Masonic rites were conduced at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

PETERS, Lucy (Derifield)

1892-1973

Mrs. Lucy Peters, 80, Clifford, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Peters was born September 5, 1892, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Cam and Anna Ingle Derifield. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank Peters, died in 1957. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Compton of Clifford; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Martin of route 5, Louisa, four grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Derifield Cemetery at Clifford. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

POOL, Col. John

1904-1973

Col. John Pool, 68, U. S. Army, retired, of route 5, Louisa, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Colonel Pool was born July 3, 1904, in Chicago, a son of the late Jacob and Carrie Vanalpin Pool. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195, F &AM of Louisa, and was a veteran of World War I and II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Velda See Pool; a son, Monte J. Pool of Cincinnati; five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Dahl, Mrs. Janna Lockwitz, and Mrs. Florence Dillard, all of St. Joseph, MI, Mrs. Clara Johnson of St. Joseph, IL, and Mrs. Mary Black of Benton Harbor, MI; five brothers, Jake Pool, Kenosha, WS, Joe Pool of St. Joseph, MI, Donald Pool of Water Valley, MS, Nick Pool of Benton Harbor and Ted Pool of Westville, IN; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in See Cemetery, near Louisa. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Military rites were conducted at the graveside. Pallbearers were Arlie J. See, Andy See, Joe See, Amos See, James See and Robert See. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

RENAKER, Ruth (Moore)

Ruth Moore Renaker passed away June 19, in a Winchester, KY hospital. She was born at Cherokee, KY, the daughter of Freet and Isabel Graham Moore. Her husband, E. A. Renaker passed away in April 1973. She was a 50 year member and past matron of Blaine Chapter 202, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Renaker is survived by three brothers, Dr. J. E. Moore, Ashland, KY, Fredrick Freelin Moore, Lexington, KY, and J. W. Moore, Winchester, KY. Funeral services were conducted at Edington Funeral Home, Winchester, KY and burial was in Graham Cemetery, Cherokee, KY. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Winchester. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1973

 

WEBB, Pearl J.

1887-1973

Pearl J. Webb, 86, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV died Friday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born July 18,1887, on route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Copley Webb. He was a justice of the peace for 24 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Oak Grove Church on route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rv. Bobby Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie B. Webb; five daughters, Mrs. George Chaffins of Cleveland, Mrs. John Perry, route 4 Louisa, Mrs. Willie Robertson of route 2 Fort Gay, Mrs. Vernon Stamper of Concord, CA and Mrs. Clyde Porter of Radnor, WV; fives sons, Earl D. Webb, route 2, Fort Gay, Burgess Webb, route 1, Fort Gay, Ira C. Webb of Mullins, WV, Pearl Webb, Jr.,  and Harlan Wesley Webb, both of Mansfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Della Robertson of Cove Gap, WV; a brother, Elzie Webb of Romney, WV; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1973

 

WELLS, Carrie (Blair)

1897-1973

Mrs. B. A. Wells, a well-known and beloved Louisa woman, died suddenly Tuesday night, around 10 p.m. at her home, 201 Perry Street, of an apparent heart attack. A daughter of the late Franklin Pierce and Nancy Adams Blair, she was born August 28, 1897, in Paintsville, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband in August, 1962. The 76 year old Mrs. Carrie Wells had resided in Louisa for the past 50 years. She was a dedicated Member of the First Baptist Church, where her funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. Ralph Webb, officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. C. Wells of Louisa; two sons, William B. Wells, Pikeville, KY and Atty. B. A. Wells, Jr., Springfield, VA; two sisters, Miss Lydia Blair and Mrs. Hattie Walters, both of Paintsville; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will include Carmie Wilson, Leon Compton, Dr. John N. Ryan, Dee Moore, Dr. H. B. Lewis and Wayne Scott Compton. The body will be removed to the church one hour before the funeral. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1973

 

WOOTEN, Luther C.

1884-1973

Mr. L. C. Wooten, a well-known former resident of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, June 27, at his home, in Lakeland, FL following a lingering illness. He was an active member of the Southside Baptist Church and active in community affairs, sharing financially with both. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lakeland. A son of the late Mr. Cassandra and Pearl Dallas Cooper Wooten, he was born at Kehoe, KY in 1884. Two sons, Russell L. Wooten of Lakeland and Clyde Wooten of Louisa preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Martin Wooten; three sons, Earl W. Wooten, of Leesburg, FL, Charles R. Wooten and L. Wayne Wooten of Louisa, three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Kouns, Louisa; Mrs. Sarah E. Holiday, Hazard, KY, and Mrs. Goldie W. Goldsberry of Athens, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ottie Lee Ramey, Carter City, KY; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday  from the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. T. Rupert Coleman officiating. Hand bells, a gift from the deceased were operated by the junior choir members of the church. Interment was made in Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Lakeland. Attending the services from this area were all his children except Mrs. Kouns who was physically unable at the time to make the lengthy trip. Big Sandy News, July 5, 1973

 

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ADAMS, Catherine (Carey)

Mrs. Catherine Carey Adams, 66, of Old Keen Place, Versailles Road, Lexington, died Saturday. Her husband, Hampton C. Adams, president of Carey Adams, Inc, survives. A native of Louisa, she was a daughter of the late James Lewis and Grace Ferguson Carey. Mrs. Adams was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1928 with a B. A. degree in journalism. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. As an undergraduate at UK she was a member of the Kernet newspaper staff, Theta Sigma Phi, Phi Beta, Senior Women's Honorary and was president of the Mortar Board.. In 1965, Mrs. Adams received the UK Distinguished Service Alumni Award--the first woman so honored. She had been active in civic affairs in Lexington, participating in Community Chest work. during World War II, she served as a dietician's aid at Good Samaritan Hospital and did Canteen work and volunteer work at the Stop Over Station. Mrs. Adams served as president of the University School PTA and a member of the state PTA Board, of Baby Milk Supply and the board of Kentucky Rehabilitation Center. A life member of the UK Alumni Association, she was president of the Fayette County UK Alumni Association in 1953 and 1954 and had been a member of the association's Executive Committee since 1952. Mrs. Adams served as chairman of the UK Century Club......Big Sandy News, August 23, 1973

 

AUSTIN, Charles

1910-1973

A Lawrence County farmer died August 24, about 2 .m. when the tractor he was driving overturned on him. Charles Austin, Sr., of Ulysses, KY, was found dead beneath his tractor on a steep embankment on his farm. The victim was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital but was dead on arrival. Mr. Austin was born August 15, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Andrew J. and Bessie Moore Austin. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM, Louisa Chapter 85, Royal Arch Mason, the Eastern Star 497 of Lowmansville, and was Kentucky Colonel and a committeeman with the Lawrence county ASC office. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 40 years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Helen Estelene Austin; a daughter Mrs. Janet Austin Whitaker of Ulysses; two sons, J. L. Austin of Ulysses and Charles Austin, Jr. of Hurricane, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Chandler of Ulysses and Mrs. Kathleen Martin of South Charleston, WV; a brother, Jack Austin of Charleston; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday August 27, at Belles Chapel by the Rv. Harold Stevens, the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes, and the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1973

 

CASTLE, Okie L.

Funeral services for Okie L. Castle, were held Thursday, August 2, at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home in Columbus, OH. Mr. Castle, formerly of Louisa, passed away at his home in Columbus on Monday, July 30. He was a retired carpenter instructor for the Goodwill Industries. He had resided in Columbus for the past 10 years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Castle of Rich Creek, this county. Survivors include his wife, Dora L. Castle; daughters, Esta Cochran, Logan, WV, Dorothy Clifton, Russell, KY, Louisa VanHoose, New Carlisle, OH, and Linda Castle of Columbus; sons, Woodrow Castle of Columbus, Dennis Castle of Portsmouth, OH; stepson, Jackie Burgess, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Dove Curnutte of Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1973

 

CAUDILL, Roger

Roger Caudill, a highly esteemed resident of Louisa passed away Friday morning in a Lexington, KY hospital following an extended illness and heart surgery. The 61 years old Mr. Caudill was a veteran of World War II, a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, and a member of D. A. V., Louisa Chapter. He had been associated with the postal service in Louisa as a rural mail carrier for the past 22 years. The deceased, a native of Flat Gap, KY, was a son of the late Alonzo and Rose Castle Caudill, well known residents of that area of Johnson County. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist Church at two p.m. with the pastor the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Wilson Caudill, one daughter, Miss Lois Caudill, at home; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Caudill Fairchild of Louisa. Special music was presented by Mrs. George Mays of Louisa and Janie Sparks of Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. Russell Wheeler was the organist. After the message Miss Sparks sang a solo from the balcony, "Amazing Grace". Active pallbearers were : Mr. Tom Hinkle, Harold Gene Johns, Gene Hewlett, Bill Carter, Maxwell Thompson, and Wallace Wellman. Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Patton, Jarrett Peters, Bill Short, Curt Berry, and Bill Little all postal employees. Relatives attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnston, Orlando, FL, Mr. Rodney E. Johnston, Ashland, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Potter, and Mrs. Elbert Cyurs, Shelby, OH, Mrs. Betty Ann Morris, Portsmouth, OH, Donald Stanfill, Severna Park, MD, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanfill, Ironton, OH, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fairchild, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Avonelle Cyrus. Other friends attending from out of town were: Mrs. H. T. Sparks, Miss Mary Jane Sparks and Mr. John L. Sparks, all of Olive Hill, KY, Miss Paula Adams and Lee Hammond of Frankfort, KY and Mrs. George Mays of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1973

 

CHAPMAN, William G.

1901-1973

Mr. William G. "Bill" Chapman, 72, of 1564 Upland Road, Huntington, WV, died Thursday, August 9, at a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the Dr. Royce K. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. He was born August 2, 1901 in Catlettsburg, KY, a son of the late Kenneth and Nora B. Mays Chapman. He was a retired furniture manufacturers representative for Clayton--Marcus Furniture Co., formerly with the Huntington Wholesale Furniture and Southern Wholesale Furniture. He had been a resident of Huntington since 1958. He was a World War II veteran served in the Navy. He was a member of Hampton Lodge 235 F & AM of Catlettsburg, Louisa Chapter No. 95, RAM Louisa, Life member BPO Elks, Catlettsburg, Pikeville Commandry No. 45 Knight Templer of Pikeville, KY; the Royal Order of Jesters, Lexington Court No. 121, El Hasa Temple (Shriners) Ashland, Kentucky Colonel, Former President of WV Home Furnishing Association for 12 years. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. June Adkins Chapman; a stepson, Dr. F. Burgess Kilgore, Huntington; a brother, John Chapman, of Macon, GA; 2 grandchildren, Patrick and Paul Kilgore, Huntington, Pallbearers; C. W. Dawson, Jack Waggoner, Charles Roberts, Robert Truit, Lowell Prichard, and Phil Beckwith. Masonic services were held Friday evening at 8 p.m. by the Catlettsburg Lodge No. 235 F & AM. A former resident of Louisa, he was active in fraternal and community affairs. Several from Louisa attended the funeral including a sister in law, Mrs. A. H. Snyder. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

CRAFT, William Martin

1876-1973

William Martin Craft, 96, of 3232 Blackburn Avenue, Ashland died at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 15, in an Ashland Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Craft was born November 5, 1876, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wiley and Elizabeth Wheeler Craft. He was a native of Blaine and was a resident of Ashland for the past 23 years. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church for 79 years, and a deacon in that church for 63 years. His wife, Ellen Fairchild Craft, died in 1950. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chester Wheeler, Blaine; a son, Clarence Craft of Ashland, with whom he resided, a brother, Farris Craft, of Portsmouth, OH; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, from the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rv. Edward Salyers and the Rev. Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Winifred, KY in Johnson County. Arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1973

 

ELSWICK, John C.

1923-1973

John C. (Jack) Elswick, 50, of Hockingport, OH, a native of Louisa, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, in Camden Park Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. Mr. Elswick was born January 16, 1923 in Louisa, a son of Fred and Malissa Boggs Elswick. He had resided in Hockingport for the past three years and was employed at Ohio University at Athens as a carpenter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific campaign. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred I. Elswick; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Heslachweiot, Green Cove Springs, FL and Miss Brenda Elswick, Rush, KY; three sons, Kenneth D., Timothy and James Elswick, all of Green Cove Springs, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Connie Rhodes at home and Mrs. James Cowdry of Reedsville, OH; a stepson, Brien White of Athens, OH, six sisters, Mrs. Buell Kennedy of Hitchins, KY, Mrs. Joe Sutton of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Howard Stumbo of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Alec Vanderpool of Rush, Mrs. Pearl Chapman of Athens, and Mrs. Wayne Rhodes of Shade, OH, two brothers, the Rev. John W. Elswick of Athens and the Rev. Paul Elswick of Circleville and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Spencer Funeral Home at Belpre, OH, Burial was in the Stewart Cemetery at Hockingport. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1973

 

FINK, Harold K.

1910-1973

Harold K. Fink, 63, resident of 6 South 28th Street, Newark, OH, passed away Thursday, 10:25 a.m. in the Licking County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 30, 1910 in Newark, the son of the late Jesse S. and Florence Spring Fink. Mr. Fink retired in 1972 from Harold K. Fink and Associates Real Estate Investors. He was founder of the Fink Sign Company in 1932, which soon became one of the most progressive large sign manufacturers in the county, making large signs for business and industry. He also owned other enterprises simultaneously such as a restaurant, grocery, real estate investments and the Fink Sign Company. He closed his sign plant temporarily during World War II and worked as an inspector for war plane parts then made at the Newark Stove Company while at the same time owning and operating a fleet of trucks building the government defense plant known now as Kaiser Aluminum. Later he opened the sign plant and Finks Appliance Center which he operated until 1958 at which time he retired to manage Harold K. Fink Associates, Real Estate Investors. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Newark Area Chamber of Commerce, Newark Kiwanis Club, Moundbuilders Country Club. Surviving are his wife, M. Irene Workman Fink; a son, Roger H. Fink and a granddaughter, Miss Loni J. Fink of Asheville, NC, and nephews, Phil R., Vic K., Jan E., and Hal K. Fink, all of Newark. Private funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Criss Brothers Chapel with the Rev. Joseph A. Garshaw officiating and burial was in Sant Joseph Cemetery, Newark. Mr. Fink was a son in law of Mrs. Herman Holbrook of route 4, Louisa and the late Mr. Holbrook. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1973

 

FLETCHER, Harve

Harve Fletcher, 80, Louisa, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, at his home following an extended illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garnett Henson of Louisa, and Mary Jane Shepherd of Columbus; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bill Hazelett and Mrs. Raymond Hazelett, both of route 1, Louisa, and Mary Thelma Mills of Hemlock, OH; two stepsons, Donald Sturgill and Junior Sturgill, both of Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Marie Potter of Garrett; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Isaac Park Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1973

 

FREESE, Louis B.

1928-1973

Louis B. Freese, 45, Louisa, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Freese was born May 26, 1928, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Lucille Stewart Freese of Louisa and the late Fred Freese. He was a self-employed owner of an antique shop here, a member of the Masonic Lodge AM & FM Lodge 81, and the A. M. E. Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Mrs. James Anderson, Dearborn, MI and Mrs. Maurice Broughton, Washington, D. C. a son, Louisa Freese, Jr., Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Mrs. Luther Church of Cincinnati; and a brother, Andrew Freese of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

FYFFE, John Henry

1897-1973

John Henry Fyffe, 75, Martha, died Monday at Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Fyffe was born September 5, 1897, in Johnson County, a son of the late Cecil and Laura Kelly Fyffe. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Esta Hay Fyffe; a daughter, Mrs. Willis Roberts of Martha; a son, Garrett Fyffe of Coco Beach, FL; a sister, Mrs. Everett Bush of Johnstown, OH, three brothers, George Fyffe of Blaine, Fred Fyffe of Martha and Dock Fyffe of Flat Gap; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from the Elizabeth Church at Martha. Burial will be in Fyffe Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

LOWE, Bertha (Hudson)

1888-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Lowe, 84, Louisa, who died Thursday, August 9, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin, KY. Burial was in the Clark-May Cemetery at Manton. Mrs. Lowe was born September 18, 1888, in Lexington, a daughter of the late Ben and Tiny Cox Hudson. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie Lumpkins and Thomas Lowe. Surviving are four sons, Paul Lumpkins of Lima, OH, Dennis Lumpkins of Dayton, OH, Frank Lumpkins of Delphos, OH, and Howard Lumpkins, address unknown; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Tackett of Hager Hill, Mrs. Stella Clark of Upper Sandusky, OH, and Mrs. Kathy Justice of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Moore of Harlan; 48 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

PETERS, Charles R.

1895-1973

Charles R. Peters, 77, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday night in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Peters was born November 27, 1895, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Lewis G. and Mary Robinson Peters. He was a retired employee of the Westinghouse Electric Co., and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are three sons, Charles R. Peters, Jr., of Davenport, IA, Geoffrey W. Peters of Columbia, MD, and Richard C. Peters of Parkersburg, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Raines of Fort Gay, Mrs. Inez Bartram of Louisa and Mrs. Minnie Wales of Burlington, NC; two brothers, Noah Peters of Fort Gay and Jack Peters, of Marion, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Peters Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1973

 

POINDEXTER, Thelma L. (Johnson)

1904-1973

Mrs. Thelma L. Poindexter, 69, of 162 Woodland Drive, Huntington, WV, died August 9, in a local Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial was in a local cemetery. She was born January 10, 1904, in South Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Clarence Johnson and Metta Janet Thornburg. She was Dean of Music at Morris Harvey College till her marriage. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Huntington, Women's Club, Guyan Country Club, PanheHente Association, Delta Omieron Sorority. She was a past president of Huntington Dental Society Aux. She was a Huntington resident since 1927. She was a graduate of Morris Harvey College and Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH. She was a granddaughter of the late George E. and Nancy Wilson Thornburg, who were early settlers of Cabell County. Survivors include Dr. J. Bernard Poindexter; one daughter, Mrs. O. Jennings Rife, of Huntington; one son, Dr. J. Bernard Poindexter, Jr., Huntington; four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Poindexter, J. Bernard Poindexter, III, Metta Ellen Poindexter, Carolyn Jean Poindexter, all of Huntington. The deceased was the mother in law of the former Miss Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of the Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, of Louisa. She has visited here in the Thompson home on various occasions. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

PRESTON, Roscoe

1882-1973

Roscoe Preston, 91, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born Dec. 2, 1882 in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late George and Mary Meade Preston. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Birchfield Preston, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Jackson of Kenova. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1973

 

PUCKETT, Frank B.

1915-1973

Frank B. Puckett, 58, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Sunday in a Springfield hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Puckett was born July 9, 1915, in Boyd County, a son of the late John W. and Laura McClintic Puckett. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Springfield and a retired employee of International Harvester. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madie Boyd Puckett; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Miller, of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Huntington, and Mrs. Byrd Webb of Ulysses and a brother, John Puckett, Jr. of Ulysses. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Grove Church at Ulysses, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Byrd Webb from the Heston Funeral Home and removed to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1973

 

RATLIFF, Oma Mae (Sturgill)

1943-1973

RATLIFF, Donald R.

A Floyd County mother of four was shot to death from a truck seven times by her husband, who then took his own life with the pistol Tuesday afternoon, July 31, on a Columbus, OH street. Dead were Mrs. Oma Mae Ratliff, 30, a former resident of Auxier, and her 33 year old husband, Donald R. Ratliff, both of Columbus. According to Sgt. Ralph Arnett of the Columbus Police Department's homicide bureau, the Franklin County coroner's office ruled murder and suicide. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. on a Columbus street at 3176 Parson Ave., the officer continued. Mrs. Ratliff had been staying with a sister, Mrs. Mary Fulford, due to some marital difficulties, Sgt. Arnett said. Ratliff drove up to the residence in a truck and was met by his wife. He did not get out of the truck, but handed Mrs. Ratliff a toy through a door window. Ratliff then flashed a .22 caliber pistol and pumped seven shots into Mrs. Ratliff through the window, the sergeant said. Ratliff then turned the pistol to his temple and took his own life, he added. Both did instantly, as witnessed by several persons on the scene, he noted. Mrs.  Ratliff was born March 1943, at German, KY, a daughter of Charlie and Lizzie Music Sturgill. Additional survivors include three sons, Johnny Boyd, Jerry Boyd and David Ratliff, all at home; a daughter, Leona Mae Boyd, also at home, a brother, John Lloyd Sturgill, no address listed; and three other sisters, Mrs. Norma James of Louisa, Mrs. Minnie Conley of Clyde, OH, and Mrs. Gertrude Endicott of Endicott, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday form the Mary Church, on KY 1760 with the Rev. Henry Crider officiating. Burial was in the Mary Church Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 9,1973

 

SAMSEL, Catherine (Wellman)

1922-1973

Catherine Wellman Samsel, wife of Gene L. Samsel, of Libertyville, IL and daughter of Mrs. Felix Wellman, and the late Mr. Wellman, passed away August 5th at Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago, after a long illness. She was 50 years old and was born in Prestonsburg, KY, October 26, 1922. She was a graduate of Morehead State University and Northwestern University. She taught for a number of years in Florida and Illinois. At the time of her passing, she was principal of Oliver Holmes Junior High District 21, Wheeling, IL; which position she'd held for several years. A memorial service was held for her at this school on Tuesday, August 7th at 8 p.m. A Catherine Wellman Samsel Memorial Fund was established by friends and faculty members and a request was made by the family that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made in donations to this fund. Address: 21st School District, c/o Ken Gill, Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60069. She is survived by her husband, Gene L. Samsel; one son, Gene L. Samsel, Jr., of Richmond, VA; one daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Mongey, of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren; one sister, Martha Alice Hanson, of Des Plaines, IL; two brothers, Robert Wellman of Nashville, TN, and James Wellman of Justice, IL; and her mother, Mrs. Felix Wellman of Morehead. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

SKAGGS, Calvin

1913-1973

Calvin Skaggs, 60, of Wilbur, was dead on arrival Tuesday, July 10, at a Louisa hospital, following a sudden illness. Mr. Skaggs was born May 18, 1913, in Morgan County, a son of the late Cornealius and Carrie Osborn Skaggs. He was a welder and pipefitter and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lois Stapleton Skaggs, two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bentley and Miss Phyllis Skaggs, both of route 1, Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Lexie Skaggs of Red Bush, Mrs. Dessie Mullins of Louisa, Mrs. Esta Skaggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dixie Pendleton of Elizabethtown; three brothers, Mitchell Skaggs of Cordell, Harrison Skaggs of Columbus and Homer Skaggs of Louisville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Bailey and the Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery on Gillem Branch. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1973

 

THOMPSON, Ruth (Ford)

1931-1973

Mrs. Ruth Ford Thompson, 41, of 1645 Elmore Avenue, Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born September 18, 1931, in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Patrick Ford of route 3, Louisa, and the late Delbert Ford. She was a member of the North Free Will Baptist Church in Columbus and was an employee of the Western Electric Co. in Columbus. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Carl J. Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Alexander of Columbus; four sons, Terry J., Danny Lee, Jeffrey Wayne and Timothy Dean Thompson, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Louisa McKenzie of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Margaret Clay of route 3, Louisa; a brother, Raymond Ford of Columbus and a grandson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral home with the Rev. Richard Pressnell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1973

 

YOUNKIN, Gladys (Murray)

1905-1973

Mrs. Gladys Younkin, 68, of Boone Street, Louisa passed away Monday, August 13, 1973 at 6 pm. Mrs. Younkin  born Jan. 3, 1905, in Lawrence County, was the daughter of Albert Murrey and Nancy Piles Murrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd M. Younkin. She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Frank James, Jr. and a great niece, Miss Alta James, both of Narrows, VA. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1 o'clock from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1973

 

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SEPTEMBER

BAILEY, Betty Margaret (Wood)

1885-1973

Mrs. Betty Margaret Bailey, 88, of 7901 Cass Street, Fort Gay, WV died suddenly Monday at 10 a.m. at a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Gay Cemetery. She was born July 29, 1885, in Pearlsburg, VA, a daughter of the late Ernest and Rebecca Carper Wood. She was a member of the Ft. Gay United Methodist Church. Her husband, Mack Bailey, preceded her in death in 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Miss Virginia Bailey, Ft. Gay, Mrs. Kathleen Brumfield, Huntington, Mars. Thelma Giglio, Warren, OH, one son, Robert H. Bailey, Huntington; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1973

 

BISHOP, Sara (Wheeler)

1887-1973

Mrs. Sara Bishop, 86, of Blaine, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Bishop was born August 1, 1887, at Winifred, a daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Lemaster Wheeler. She was a member of the Blaine Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star 202. Surviving are her husband, Allen Fora Bishop and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine. The Eastern Star conduced memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1973

 

BOYD, Virgil

1920-1973

Funeral services for Virgil Boyd, 52, Whitehouse, who was killed in an accident by a coal auger Thursday (September 20) of last week, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday from the residence.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Mr. Boyd was born Nov. 1, 1920, at Richardson, a son of Frank and Maxie Fitch Boyd; a son, James Ray Boyd at home; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Felix of Columbus, and Misses Susan and Sally Jo Boyd, both at home; two brothers, Henry Boyd of Louisa and Frank Boyd of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Erwin and Mrs. Kathleen Mollett, both of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Hone in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1973

 

BURGESS, Addie (Gilkerson)

1887-1973

Mrs. Addie Gilkerson Burgess, well known Louisa woman, passed away Thursday August 30, at her home on West Main Street, following a long illness. After teaching in the Lawrence county School system for 27 years, she retied but kept in touch with other phases of the educational system in various ways as well as serving as house mother of the boys dormitory at Morris Harvey College, Charleston, WV. In other activities she served as clerk of the Parole and Pardon Board and also served in the State Department, Frankfort in the Auditor and Treasurer's office; she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Louisa; a member of the Kentucky Historical Society and Big Sandy Valley Historical Society. She organized the first Lawrence County Parent Teacher Association when John E. Parson was county agent. The deceased born August 27, 1887, at Gallup, KY was a daughter of the late Sine and Annie Brown Gilkerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, T. J. Burgess in 1942. Funeral rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Alton Brown, and the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Burgess Cemetery at the old home place, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mike Armstrong, Joey Carter, David Sullivan, Steve Hinkle, Wesley Heston and Laban Young. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Burgess Elkins; one son, Lawrence Q. Burgess, Louisa, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two children, Thomas Jefferson Burgess, III, in 1929 and Dudley Malcolm Burgess, in 1966. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

BUTLER, Martha (Edwards)

1896-1973

Mrs. Martha E. Butler, 76, of Daytona Beach, FL, former owner of Butler General Store in Blaine, died Tuesday, August 28, in a Daytona Beach hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Butler was born September 21, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Melissa Boggs Edwards. She was a member of the Blaine Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Butler. Surviving are three sons, Raymond Butler, of Louisa, John Butler of Blaine and Charles Butler of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Miss Mildred Butler of Daytona Beach, and Mrs. Loraine Burton of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Ella Addington of Big Stone Gap, VA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

CHADWICK, Ruth (Skeens)

Mrs. Ruth Skeens Chadwick, 63, of Ft. Pierce, FL, died in a West Palm Beach hospital Monday, September 10. She was a native Louisan and moved to Ft. Pierce nine years ago from Ashland. She was a daughter of the late Addison and Emma VanHoose Skeens and a former teacher in the Lawrence county schools. She is survived by her husband, Colonel Willie J. Chadwick; one daughter, Mrs. Bobby R. Williams, Ft. Bragg, NC; one granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. Marion (Mac) McGuire of Ft. Pierce, Mrs. Apps VanHorn, of Fallsburg, KY; two brothers, Jack Skeens, East Liverpool, OH, Scott B. Skeens, of Groton, CT. Funeral services were conducted from the Yates Funeral Home Chapel in Ft. Pierce, Thursday, September 13 at 2 p.m. Burial was in Ft. Pierce Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1973

 

CRAFT, Clarence

1895-1973

Clarence M. Craft, 78, of 3232 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Craft was born January 10, 1895, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Martin and Ellen Fairchild Craft. He was a retired employee of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co., after 40 years of service, a resident of Ashland for 53 years and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nola Wheeler Craft; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Slone and Mrs. Helen Louise Church, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Estella Cunningham of Cincinnati, OH; a son, Homer Craft, Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Chester Wheeler of Blaine; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Oak Springs United Baptist Church with the Elder Everett Slone officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The body was taken to the church one hour before the services. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

GREENE, Cody A.

1897-1973

Cody A. Greene, 76, Blaine, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Greene was born February 15, 1897, at Blaine, a son of the late Clayton and Laura Seagraves Greene. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mecie Moore Greene; four sons, Willis Greene, of Hilliards, OH, Milt Greene of Grove City, OH, Edward Greene, of Columbus and Arnold Greene of Blaine; a brother, Oma Greene of Flat Gap; three sisters, Mrs. Bernie Gambill, Mrs. Clista Bryant and Mrs. Bertha Fyffe, all of Blaine; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elizabeth Church with the Rev. Herman Ross and the Rev. Hager Kelley officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

HALL, Arlene

1959-1973

Miss Arlene Hall, 14 year old daughter of Troy and Jennie Belcher Hall, of route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, September 4, at 12:05 a.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Miss Hall was born January 29, 1959, in Louisa, and was a student at Louisa High School. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Miss Patty Hall at home; a brother, Troy Hall, Jr., at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Hall of route 2, Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Belcher, of route 2, Louisa. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by Homer Burchett and William Teems, ministers. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1973

 

HENSON, Hattie (McKenzie)

1908-1973

Mrs. Hattie Henson, 65, Louisa, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Henson was born March 3, 1908, on route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Jim John and Stacy Farley McKenzie. Her husband, Tom Henson, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Homer Cantrell of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Charles Stone of Louisa, and Miss Nancy Henson and Mrs. Freddie Justice, both of Columbus; four sons, Jeff Henson of Covington, VA, Gary Gene Henson and Tommy Henson, both of Louisa, and Larry Henson of route 2, Fort Gay, WV; a sister, Miss Sarah McKenzie of West Jefferson, OH; six brothers, Joe McKenzie of Louisa, Ernest McKenzie of Indiana, Henry McKenzie of Springfield, OH, Virgil McKenzie of Columbus, Jim McKenzie of Bainbridge, OH and Johnny McKenzie of Flatwoods; and 29 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1973

 

HESS, Fannie (Boys)

1902-1973

Mrs. Fannie Hess, 71, of Selinsgrove, PA, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, in Selinsgrove following an extended illness. Mrs. Hess was born April 8, 1902, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Robert and Suzanna Noble Boys. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. David James of Wyckoff, NJ, and Mrs. Pat Kathleen Weidenhoffer of Pittsburgh; a stepson, Robert E. Hess, no address; a sister, Mrs. Charles Frasher of Fort Gay, two brothers, Walter Boys of route 1, Prichard, WV and Willis Boys of Toledo, OH; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. H. officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

HINKLE, Jane (Allen)

1894-1973

Mrs. Jane Hinkle, 79, who resided with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Meek of Williams Avenue, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born May 24, 1894 at Langley a daughter of the late David and Ella Preston Allen.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Jim Frank Compton of Louisa; a son, Jack Hinkle of Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Neal and the Rev. William Teems officiating.  Burial was in Hinkle Cemetery at Richardson. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1973

 

KITCHEN, Elizabeth Myrtle (Chapman)

1892-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Myrtle Kitchen, 81, Louisa, who died Tuesday, September 4, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton  Brown officiating. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Mrs. Kitchen was born April 14, 1892, on route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Lydia Peck Chapman. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lowman of Bainbridge, OH, three sons, Kenneth Berry of Tampa and Paul and Herman Berry both of LaRue, OH, a sister, Mrs. Carrelda Berry of Catlettsburg; a brother, Joseph Chapman of Gallup; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1973

 

LYONS, Admiral Dewey

1900-1973

Admiral Dewey Lyons, 72, of Baltimore, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Monday, August 27, in Baltimore. Mr. Lyons was born December 31, 1900, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Estill and Nora Kelly Lyons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grettie Edwards Lyons; a daughter, Mrs. Edith McGill of Baltimore; two sons, Edgel Lyons of Baltimore and Edsel Lyons of Thurston, OH; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the residence of Jim Riley with the Rev. Jim Riley and the Rev. Delbert Lemings officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Earl

1924-1973

Earl Maynard, 49, of Inez, died at 4:18 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Maynard was born February 13, 1924, at Inez, a son of the late Monterville and Betty Stepp Maynard. He was a laborer and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Lester Maynard of Inez; three sisters, Mrs. Lassie Arnett of Salyersville, Mrs. Risda Ham of Louisa and Mrs. Lou Graham of Panama City, FL and five brothers, Virgil Maynard of Girard, IL, Sam Maynard of Waco, TX, Gallie Maynard of Warsaw, IN, David L. Maynard of Westerville, OH, and Lowell Maynard of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by J. L. Hollingsworth and Ellis Hamilton, ministers. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery on route 1 Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

MORRIS, Ruth Esther (Cassity)

1904-1973

Mrs. Ruth Esther Morris, 69, Louisa, died Sunday at her residence following an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Morris was born August 25, 1904, at Morehead, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Belle Webb Cassity. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and of the Eastern Star Chapter 202 of Blaine. Her husband, David L. Morris, former County Superintendent of Schools, died in 1971. Surviving are a niece and nephew. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

NELSON, Thelma (Burchette)

Thelma Nelson, 65, of Columbus, OH, a native of Louisa, died at Mercy Hospital, in Columbus, Wednesday, August 22. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday , August 25, from the O. R. Woodyard Co. South High Street Chapel, Columbus with the Rev. Robert Trimble officiating. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Sharon Stebelton, Columbus and Mrs. Emily J. Austin of the residence; 3 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of Louisa; two brothers, William Burchette of Kentucky and David Burchette of Circleville, OH, several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, OH. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

PENNINGTON, Vinnie (Salyer)

1890-1973

Mrs. Vinnie Pennington, 83, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Pennington was born July 1, 1890, at Red Bush, a daughter of the late Buck and Almeda Williams Salyer. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pennington. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elda Copley of Aubern, IN, Mrs. James Ball of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Veda Peters of Louisa; four sons, Roy Pennington of Akron, OH, Calvin Pennington of Baltimore, and Albert (Gabe) and Jay Pennington, both of Fort Gay; 22 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1973

 

O'SHAUGHNESSY, William Duff

William Duff O'Shaughnessy, 64, of 383 Weymoth Lane, Lincoln Village, Columbus, OH, died Friday, August 17, at Mt. Carmel Hospital. He was an attorney for the U. S. Army Engineers Corps. He attended Creighton Prep School. Graduated from Creighton University, Doctor of Law, Member of American Legion Post, Omaha, NB Bar Association, and a member of the Boxing Commission, Omaha, NB, special agent, Central Intelligence Corps. executive secretary, Douglas County Republican Central Committee, NB, Moose Lodge, Columbus, Member of St. Vincent de Paw Society. A member of Creighton University Association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Riggs O'Shaughnessy, formerly of Louisa. Mass of the Resurrection, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20, at St. Cecelia Church, New Rome. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1973

 

RICE, Myrtle (France)

1901-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Rice, 71, of route 2, Louisa, who died Sunday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Richardson Chapel with the Revs. Darrell Ratliff, Homer Burchett and William Teems officiating. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Rice was born October 12, 1901, at Rush, a daughter of the late Freddie and Valarie Mae Durham France. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Julia Poe Arthur, of Huntington; two sons, George R. Rice of Flatwoods, and Herbert C. Rice of route 2, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Sam Sammons of route 2, Louisa; three half brothers, Hubert Allen of Denton, Roscoe Allen of route 4, Louisa, and Elbert Allen of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1972

 

SALYER, Delta M. (Wheeler)

1912-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Delta M. Salyer, 61, Blaine, who died Thursday, September 6, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. John Newman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Salyer was born April 15, 1912, at Blaine, a daughter of Enoch and Ester Ramey Wheeler of Blaine. She had been a retired secretary for General Electric at Avondale for 20 years and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 43 years. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Alva June Salyer, a daughter Mrs. Fern Pennington of Blaine; a son, Gene M. Salyer of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Mollie May of Blaine, a brother, Andy Wheeler of Blaine; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1973

 

SCARBERRY, Ethel (Church)

1906-1973

Mrs. Ethel Church Scarberry, 67, of route 1, Louisa, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Scarberry was born May 12, 1906, in Lowmansville, a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Hannah Church. She had been a member of the Charley Freewill Baptist Church since 1931, the Lowmansville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 497, and the White Shrine of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, J. J. Scarberry, a daughter, Mrs. Faye Keaton of route 1, Louisa, a son, Harold Scarberry of route 1, Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mattox and Mrs. Gladys Mueller, both of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Virginia Blauser of Findlay, OH, and Mrs. Garnet Jarvis of Evansville, IN, seven brothers, Cecil Graydon and Vaughn Church, all of Lancaster, Elwood Church of Toledo, Allen Church of Louisville, Alvin Church of Tampa and Stanton Church of Tucson, AZ and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church, at Charley, with the Rev. Bruce Daniel and the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1973

 

SKAGGS, Loretta (Skaggs)

1931-1973

Mrs. Loretta Skaggs, 42, of 5140 Jeanette Road, Hilliards, OH, died Monday, September 10, 4 p.m. at Riverside Hospital. Mrs. Skaggs was born July 18, 1931, at Martha, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Skaggs in 1961. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Skaggs of Mazie, KY; five daughters, Mrs. Janis Hoover, Mrs. Barbara Gillman and Mrs. Wanda Lemaster, all of Columbus, OH; two sons, Wayne and Rodger Skaggs, both of Hilliards; and three grandchildren; five brothers, James Skaggs of Owensboro, KY, Johnnie Skaggs, Grayson, KY, Pearlman, Volnie and Mike Skaggs, all of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Sparks of Mazie and Mrs. Coleman White of Sandy Hook, KY. Funeral services were conduced at 1 p.m. Thursday, from the Intermen Wesley Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Keaton and the Rev. Edwin Hunt officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Hilliards. Arrangements were under the direction of the Webster D. Junk Funeral Home at Hilliards. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1973

 

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ALLEY, Ruby Pearl (Carter)

1914-1973

Mrs. Ruby Pearl Alley, 59, Adams, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Alley was born April 26, 1914, at Adams, a daughter of the late Joseph Marion and Eliza Jane Burchett Carter. She attended the Walnut Gap Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sim Alley; three daughters, Mrs. Marlan Jane Knapp of Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. Mary Ann Roberts and Mrs. Linda Kay Hensley, both of Columbus, OH; a son, Gary Joseph Allen, of Arlington, VA; three sisters, Mrs. Sula Edwards of Ashland, Mrs. Phoebe Hayes of Adams, and Mrs. Gypsy Pack of Grove City, OH; a brother, Randall Carter of Columbus and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Walnut Grove Methodist Church at Dry Ridge with the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery at Adams. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

BELLOMY, Grace (Rowe)

1889-1973

Mrs. Grace Bellomy, 84, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Thursday in a Parkersburg hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bellomy was born September 5, 1889, on route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Augustus and Lula Lynch Rowe. Surviving are two foster sons, Bernard Bellomy of Aurora, OH and Bernard Frazier of Point Pleasant, WV, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Oran L. Sellards officiating. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery on route 1, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1973

 

BURNS, Thomas Orville

Thomas Orville Burns, 77, Buckhannon, WV, father of Carl B. Burns, of Ashland, personnel supervisor at the Big Sandy Kentucky Power Plant, died September 24, in a Buckhannon hospital following an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, three other sons, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. Burial was in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery near Phillipa, WV. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

CHILDERS, Zach

1906-1973

Zach Childers, 67, of route 1, Louisa, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday in a Huntington hospital following an illness of one week. Mr. Childers was born March 18, 1906, on route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Robert and Malissa Hickman Childers. He was a retired railroader, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge 699 F & AM of Richardson. His wife, Mrs. Ida Moore Childers, died in 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Dheel of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Charles G. Johnson, Sandy Hook; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Hinkle of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Newell Ferguson of Louisa, Mrs. Sally Dobbins of New Lexington, OH and Mrs. Bill Bailey, Lorain, OH; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie G. Hayes and the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1973

 

GARTIN, Lillie (Bowen)

1948-1973

Mrs. Lillie Gartin, 25, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, formerly of Webb, WV, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident at Fort Walton. Mrs. Gartin was born February 13, 1948, at Webb, a daughter of Lee and Reba Copley Bowen, of route 1, Crum. She was a resident of Florida for 3 years. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Glenn Gartin of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Gartin at home; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Walker of Kermit, WV, and Miss Lisa Bowen at home; four brothers, Fairley Bowen and Donald Gerald Bowen, both with the U. S. Army in Germany, Larry Bowen of Dunlow, VA and Herman Bowen at home; the maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Copley of Crum and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora Bowen of Crum. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Kimble Copley officiating. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of the parents and removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

HALL, Kelli Ann

1970-1073

Little Miss Kelli Ann Hall, three year old daughter of Lt. Charles R. Hall and Winetta Vice Hall, of Lexington, KY died Saturday in a Lexington, KY hospital, following an automobile accident. Mrs. Hall and her daughter were enroute to Georgetown, KY, when the accident occurred.  The car she was driving hit gravel on the highway causing her to loose control. They were hospitalized and Kelli Ann sustained serious head injuries plus other damages. She died in a Lexington hospital following surgery. She was born August 3, 1970 in Lexington. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the Milward Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Dennis Ditto, officiating. Burial was made in Lexington. Survivors include the parents, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kelly Vice of Lexington; paternal grandparents, Charles and Edith Hall of Louisa, and great grandparents, Mrs. Rilla Vice of Wilmore, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Crane of Hillsboro, KY, Mrs. Doshia Kouns of Louisa and Mrs. Luther Hall of Fairborn, OH. Louisans and former Louisans attending the funeral were Rev. and Mrs. Lowell Langefeld, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Keeton, Mr. and Mrs. Bob O'Daniel, Mrs. Luke Varney, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bud Preece, Steve Hinkle, Mike Remmellee, Johnny Hall, Rev. W. L. Arnold and Dr. Jack Carey. Pallbearers were Sturart Kimsey McCrary, Randy Keeton, Malcolm T. Preece and Bill Hewlett. Lt. Hall, a pilot in the U. S. Air Force was in London, England, when the accident occurred. He was flown to Lexington for the funeral services. Big Sandy News, October 18,1973

 

HUNT, Ada (Baldridge)

1895-1973

Ada Hunt, 78, route 2,  Louisa, died Tuesday evening, October 2, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hunt was born March 25, 1895 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Frank and Susan Webb Baldridge and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Albert Hunt; three sons, Wilbur Hunt, Everett Hunt, and Ernest Hunt, all of route 2, Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ward of route 2, Louisa two brothers, Garfield Baldridge and Frank Baldridge, both of East Point; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Daniels and Mrs. Lora Ramey, both of East Point and Mrs. Susan Hicks of Paintsville. Services were conducted Friday, at 1 p.m.  at the  East Point Church of Christ with Reverend Ezra Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1973

 

LYON, Luke Elbert

1888-1973

Luke Elbert Lyon, 85, of Blaine, died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Lyon was born July 7, 1888, at Red Bush, a son of the late Claburn and Martelia Williams Lyon. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge. His first wife, Mrs. Leota Adkins Lyon, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Lunsford Lyon; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Clinton of Parkersburg, WV, and Mrs. Mary Stutz of Georgetown, OH, a son, L. D. Lyon of Blaine; three sisters, Mrs. America Ferguson of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Delf Conley of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Dice Williams of Relief; two brothers, Ferd Lyon of Springfield, OH, and John Lyon of Straitsville, OH, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery, Blaine. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Michael Dean

1973-1973

Michael Dean Maynard, 3 month old son of Mildred Maynard of Fallsburg, died at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, in Brockport, NY. He was born June 24, 1973 in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Maynard of Fallsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery there. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

SMITH, Della (Bryant)

1886-1973

Mrs. Della Smith, 87, Cordell, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born June 22, 1886, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Andy and Mary Steele Bryant. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, George Smith, died in 1940. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Juan Young of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Elzie Adams of Raymond, OH, Mrs. Robert Slone of London, OH, and Mrs. Frankie Lyons of Blaine; three sons, Luther, Clyde and Cline Smith, all of Cordell; a brother, Harry Bryant of Cordell; 19 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cordell Church with the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Cordell. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

THOMPSON, Jay Henry

1929-1973

Jay Henry Thompson, 44, route 2, Louisa, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, in the University Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born September 10, 1929, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Lucy Bates Thompson, and the late Marion Thompson. He was a former school bus driver for the Lawrence County School System. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Maynard Thompson, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ronnie Hay of Jackson, OH; a son, Henry J. Thompson of route 2, Louisa, six sisters, Mrs. Phelen Spurlock and Mrs. Hazel Childers, both of Rockwood, MI, Mrs. Thelma Maynard and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Lora Williams of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Willard Stidman of Tucson, AZ; five brothers, Ray, Cecil and Lee Thompson, all of route 2 Louisa, Everett Thompson, of Mansfield and Bert Thompson of Rockwood and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Burchett and the Rev. William Teems officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

WADDELL, William E.

1937-1973

William E. Waddell, 35, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 27, in a hospital in Mansfield following a sudden illness. Mr. Waddell was born October 20, 1937, in Louisa, a son of Lawrence Waddell of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Edna Moore Raines of Mansfield. Additional survivors include two sons, Barry Dean and David Wayne Waddell, both of Tipp City, OH; a brother, Jack Waddell of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Gary Sandborne of Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1973

 

WHEELER, David

1877-1973

David Wheeler, 96, Fort Gay, WV, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, in a Louisa hospital, following a short illness. Mr. Wheeler was born April 20, 1877, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Wilson Wheeler. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Church of Fort Gay. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Bartram Wheeler, died in 1960. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Bartram of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ena Varney of Cincinnati, Mrs. Lucy Varney of Waynesboro, VA, and Mrs. Ethel Faye Stiltner of Rittman, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Varney, Wayne, WV; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hall officiating. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1973

 

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ADKINS, Eddie Lynn

1951-1973

Eddie Lynn Adkins, well known Louisa man, passed away Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. in a Gallipolis, OH hospital following an auto accident. Born June 17, 1951, in Greenville, OH, he was a  son of Dallas Luther Adkins and Ruth Borders Adkins, now of Louisa. The 22 year old man had been an employee of the Shaw Construction Company for the past year. Graveside rites will be conducted Thursday (today) at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mr. Ralph Webb officiating. Survivors include his wife, Wilma McClure Adkins; his parents; four sisters, Jean, Nancy, Sandra and Doris Adkins, all at home; three brothers, Archie Adkins of Zelda, KY, Freddie and Steven Adkins, both of Louisa; paternal grandmother, Mrs. G. F. Adkins, Louisa, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ferbie Borders, of Richardson, KY. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

BALL, Martha (Short)

1886-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Short Ball, 87, route 3, Louisa, who died Tuesday, November 13, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Myrtle Chapel Church with the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery. Mrs. Ball was born June 14, 1886, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Whitt Short. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine G. Ball, Sr. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Roberts, Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Maxine Taylor and Miss Jacqueline J. Ball of Louisa, and Mrs. James Woods of Grayson; five sons, James S., Daniel D., and Blaine G. Ball, Jr., all of Louisa, Clement E. Ball of St. Albans, WV and Mont W. Ball of Xenia, OH; 28 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1973

 

BILLUPS, Clara J. (Frasher)

Mrs. Clara J. Billups, 86, of 1705 Pine St., Kenova, WV, died October 31, at Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova, with the Rev. Ralph E. Webb officiating. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery on route 1, Kenova. She was born January 16, 1887, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel Z. Frasher and Mary Elizabeth Loar Frasher. she was a member of Tabor Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Billups, died in 1970. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Rutherford of South Charleston, Mrs. Stella Wollerton, Mrs. Elizabeth Thacker, both of Kenova, Mrs. Ruth Chambers, Huntington, Mrs. Helen Wilson, Falconer, NY, Mrs. Anna Henderson, Warren, OH, two sons, C. T. Billups, of Louisa, and Frank Billups, Kenova; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

BOGGS, Stephen F.

1892-1973

Stephen F. Boggs, 81, of Webbville, died Tuesday, October 31, while working in a church near Webbville following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Boggs was born September 4, 1892, at Webbville, a son of the late Nelson and Rose Ann Perkins Boggs. He was a retired farmer. His first wife, Mrs. Rhoda Boggs, died in 1971. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carmie Perry Boggs; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Young of Columbus; three sons, Virgil Boggs of Milton, WV, Russell Boggs of Webbville and Garnett Boggs of Greenup; a sisters, Mrs. Marie Zogg of St. Louis, MO; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dry Fork Community Church at Webbville with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Boggs family cemetery there. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

BORDERS, Carmie (Brickles)

1917-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Carmie Borders, 56, Ulysses, who died Monday, was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Bird Webb officiating. Burial was in the Borders Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Borders was born April 19,1 917, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eliza Logan Brickles. Surviving are her husband, Glen Borders, three daughters, Mrs. Marvin Helms of Argillite, Mrs. Layman Johnson of Louisa, and Mrs. Paul Thompson of Milford, OH; three sons, Howard G. Borders of Sandusky, OH, Virgil P. Borders of Urbana, OH, and Joseph L. Borders at home; five sisters, Mrs. Lydia Wallen and Mrs. Audrey Clemon, both of Covington, Mrs. Eunice Messer of Huntington, Mrs. Ruby Chiles of Norwood, OH and Mrs. Dovie Price of Ulysses; two brothers, Virgil Brickles of Soldier and Wolford Brickles of Emerson; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

BORDERS, Russell

1917-1973

Funeral services for Russell Borders, 56, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Ulysses, who died Thursday, November 8, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. William Phillips officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Borders was born May 154, 1917, at Ulysses, a son of the late Hubert and Gracie Debord Borders. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook Borders; four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Holland, Mrs. Pauline Harding, Mrs. Norma Huff and Mrs. Brenda Huff, all of Ashland, OH; two sisters, Mrs. May Cassell of Louisa and Mrs. Olive Carson of Columbus; a brother, Arthur Borders of Columbus and 9 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1973

 

BURGESS, Charles Edward

1893-1973

Charles Edward Burgess, 79, route 6, Morehead, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, November 6, at his residence. Mr. Burgess was born November 26, 1893, at Georges Creek, a son of the late Edward and Victoria Bond Burgess. He was a veteran of World War I, and a retired telegraph operator for the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.. Lyda Jordan Burgess, three daughters, Mrs. Chester Robinson of Louisa, Mrs. Floyd Leedy of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Gladys Cornwell of Portland, OR; a son, Hansel Burgess of Morehead; a brother, Autie Burgess of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1973

 

BURTON, Charles Colvin

1914-1973

Mr. Charles Colvin Burton, 59, a dedicated and veteran teacher in the Lawrence County School System, passed away Thursday, November 15, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. A graduate of Morehead State College, in addition to his regular duties as a teacher, he was active in promoting many other worthwhile programs for his students: athletic, school paper, singing groups, etc. He and a fellow teacher are responsible for organizing what is now known as the Lawrence County Song Festival, an annual event, which so many people have enjoyed throughout the 29 years, which recalls an old adage "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die." In other activities, Mr. Burton was past president of the Lawrence county education Association, also serving as secretary, treasurer and other posts. The deceased, born at October 10, 1914, he was a son of a prominent family, Mrs. Julia Grubb Burton of Louisa and the late Luther Burton, former cashier of the Bank of Blaine. Surviving in addition to his mother is a brother, Scott Burton of route 2 Ashland, KY. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were members of the Louisa high school faculty, Maxwell Young, Andy Wheeler, Ted Kelly, Ray Bailey, Edgar Vaughan, and Bill Bailey. Honorary were all the teacher of the Lawrence County Schools. Big Sandy New, November 22, 1973

 

CALDWELL, Otis

1902-1973

Funeral services for Otis Caldwell, 71, Webbville, OH, who died Thursday, November 8, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Needmore Church with the Rev. Luther Parker and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell was born August 9, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Creed and Mary Welch Caldwell. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ray Campbell of route 1, Webbville, two sons, Amos and Seymour Caldwell, both of route 1, Webbville; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1973

 

CHILDERS, Arnold G.

1892-1973

Funeral services for Arnold G. Childers, 81, Louisa, who died Sunday in Shelbyville was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Alton Brown. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Childers was born April 18, 1892, at Gallup, a son of the late William and Laura McClure Childers. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa and the Louisa chapter 95 RAM. His wife, Dixie Compton Shannon Childers, died in 1967. Surviving are three sons, Clyde Childers of Charleston, Arnold Childers, Jr., of Kenova and Billy Earl Childers of Tallahassee, FL, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1973

 

CORDLE, Amos

1884-1973

Amos Cordle, 89, Blaine, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Cordle was born October 1, 1884, at Cordell, a son of the late Russ and Mary Morris Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 24 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annollia Lester Cordle; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Clifton, Mrs. Gladys Skaggs and Mrs. Cecil Skaggs, all of Sandusky, OH; two sons, John W. Cordle of Sandusky and Jarrett Cordle of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Susie Griffith of Lilly Chapel, OH; a brother Aught Cordle of Lilly Chapel; 34 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey, Rev. Jesse E. Cordle and Rev. Charles Arrington officiating. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery, at Cordell. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

CRABTREE, James Loar

1907-1973

Funeral services for James Loar Crabtree, 66, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, father of J. D. Crabtree of Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Osborne and the Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mr. Crabtree was born January 7, 1907, in Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Crabtree of Titusville, FL and the late Fred Crabtree. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Local 132, Operating Engineers, Charleston, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cella Pack Crabtree; two daughters, Mrs. June Dean of Delbarton, WV, and Mrs. Nellgene Prater of Sandusky, OH; three other sons, Lakin W. Crabtree of Sandusky and Bill R. and Larry R. Crabtree, both of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Violet M. Lakin of Titusville, FL and Mrs. Virginia Fawcett of Westport, CT; four brothers, Frank Crabtree of Indianapolis, IN, Harlan Crabtree of Kenova and Burl and Bromley Crabtree, both of Titusville; 8 grandchildren and  one great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1973

 

EVANS, Proctor

1899-1973

Funeral services for Proctor Evans, 73, of Keaton, KY, who died Saturday were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Point Pleasant Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross, the Rev. John Pelphrey and the Rev. Willard Bailey officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery. Mr. Evans was born October 31, 1899, at Keaton, a son of the late DeLone and Rissie Kelley Evans. He was a retired Ashland Oil and Refinery Co. employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Sparks Evans, five sons, Farrel Evans of Keaton, Elw0od and Paul Evans, both of Columbus, Elmer Evans of Fairborn, OH and Ellis Evans of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Imo Lee Franklin of Keaton and Mrs. Joy Wheeler of Fairborn; two brothers, Homer Evans of Martha and Oscar Evans of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Sparks of Wittensville and Mrs. Goldie Skaggs of Keaton; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

GIBBS, Amy (Thompson)

1908-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Gibbs, 65, Hobart, IN, formerly of Fort Gay, who died Thursday in Hobart was conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery on Old Trace Road at Fort Gay. Mrs. Gibbs was born November 8, 1908, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late James H. and Rebecca Susan Pauley Thompson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Carrier of St. Albans, WV, and Mrs. Robert Smith of Bedford, OH, a son, Clifford Caldwell of Hobart; two sisters, Mrs. Vangle Maynard of Delbarton, WV and Mrs. Earl Caudill of Louisa; three brothers, Boyd Thompson of Wayne, WV, Charlie Thompson of Echo, WV and Kelly Thompson of Waverly, OH; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

HALL, William Jackson

1908-1973

William Jackson Hall, 64, of Tell City, IN, formerly of Louisa, died Friday. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Osborne officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born November 28, 1908, at Adams, KY, a son of the late Wilburn and Belle Miles Hall. He was retired from Michigan Steel Casting Co. and was a member of Union Lodge No. 3, F & AM, Detroit. Survivors include the wife, Frances Robbins Hall; a son, Harlow Harll of Grand Bay, AL; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Meek, Louisa; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Doris Nickolson of Evansville, IN and Mrs. Bobby Wilcher of Owensboro, KY; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

HAMMOND, Cosby (James)

1910-1973

Mrs. Grady (Cosby) Hammond, 63, route 1, Louisa, died Thursday in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Hammond was born February 21, 1910, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Albert J. and Nettie James. Surviving are her husband, Grady Hammond; three daughters, Mrs. Alex Maynard and Mrs. Paul Maynard, both of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Homer Cos of route 1, Louisa; six sons, Charles, Jarrett, and Roger Hammond, all of route  5, Louisa, Earl Hammond in Arkansas, Lonnie Hammond with the U. S. Air Force in Philadelphia, and Johnny Hammond of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Dewey James of Marion, OH and Elliott James of Milo; 32 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beech Grove United Methodist Church at route 2, Louisa by the Rev. Arch Thompson. Burial was in the Hammond Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

HICKS, Jay Theodore

1900-1973

Jay Theodore Hicks, 73, of Webbville, died Tuesday afternoon, October 23, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hicks was born September 15, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lafayette and Sarah Kelly Hicks. His wife, Mrs. Mamie Traylor Hicks, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Daniels, of Webbville and Mrs. Opal Badal of Kirtland, OH; a son, Clifford H. Hicks of Webbville; a half-brother, Steve Boggs of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Lora Johnson of Grayson; a half-sister, Mrs. Irene Miller of Elkhart, IN; ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

HOWARD, Thomas

1886-1973

Thomas Howard, 87, route 1, Webbville, died Wednesday, October 24, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Howard was born June 26, 1886, in Magoffin County, a son of the late Anderson and Allie (Howard) Howard. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are seven sons, Charles Howard of Westwood, Flem Howard of Lucasville, OH, Watson Howard of Canal Winchester, OH, Chester Howard of Youngstown, OH, Paul Howard of Marion, OH, Keith Howard of Columbus and Kenneth Howard of Pennsylvania; six daughters, Mrs. Flora Campbell of Youngstown, Mrs. Iva Hall and Mrs. Jo Ann Hartley, both of Phoenix; Mrs. Irene Boggs of Ashland, Mrs. Dean Young of Dayton, and Mrs. Maxine Babbs of Columbus; 55 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m.  Monday at the Westwood Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Campbell and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the Howard Cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

KITCHEN, Thomas Michael

1973-1973

Thomas Michael Kitchen, six week old son of William and Pauline Berry Kitchen, Star Route, Louisa, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. He was born October 2, 1973 in Lawrence County. Surviving in addition to his parents are six sisters, Mrs. Gloria Diamond of route 4, Louisa, Pamela, Debra, Cindy, Kimberly, and Christy Kitchen, all at home; five brothers, Roger, Robert, Richard, Gary and William Kitchen, Jr., all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Kitchen of route 3, Louisa, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jettie Berry of Star Route, Louisa. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kitchen Cemetery by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

LYON, Forest Lewis

1887-1973

Forest Lewis Lyon, 85, Louisa, died Monday in an Ashland Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Lyon was born November 26, 1887, in Keaton, a son of the late Sanford and Mary Skaggs Lyon. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Bessie Fyffe Lyon, died in 1968. Surviving is a step mother, Mrs. Margaret Lyon of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Ray Bailey of Louisa; two sons, Elmer of Paintsville and Phillip H. Lyon of Ashland; two sisters, Miss Opal Lyon of Louisa and Mrs. Sylvester Ball, Jr., of Belair, MD; four brothers, Roscoe Lyon of Paintsville and Jesse and Buell Lyon both of Louisa, and Robert Lyon, Orlando, FL; and four grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Low Gap Church at Adams with James A. Hayes and Homer Evans, ministers. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

MAYNARD, Ollie (Gose)

1893-1973

Mrs. Ollie Maynard, 80, route 1, Louisa, died Saturday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born February 19, 1893, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Melvin and Julia Rice Gose. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Greaties Butler of London, OH and Mrs. Lotus Maynard, at home; a son, Charles Maynard of Columbus; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

NEAL, Hattie Ethel (Webb)

1888-1973

Mrs. Hattie Ethel Neal, 85, Star Route, Louisa, died Saturday morning in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Neal was born June 21, 1888, on Star Route, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Childers Webb. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, J. L. Neal, died in 1961. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Bishop and Mrs. Imogene Wilson, both of route 1, Webbville, and Mrs. Charline Kitchen of Star Route, two sons, Charles A. Neal of Elwood City, PA, and James L. Neal of Elyria, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Compton of Louisville and Mrs. Cora Thompson of Ashland; a brother, Lafe Webb of Cincinnati, 8 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Dennis Chapel Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Kitchen-Neal Cemetery on Star Route. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1973

 

POTTER, James Edgar

1898-1973

Funeral services for James Edgar Potter, of Grover, CO, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 22, in the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment, with graveside rites by Akron Lodge No. 89, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, were at 2 p.m. in the cemetery at Akron. Potter, a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service, died Thursday, October 18, at his home in Grover. He was 75. Born at Potters Fork, KY, January 16, 1898, he moved with his parents at Afton, TN in 1907, after having lived for a time in Wise, VA. In September, 1909, the Potter family traveled by train to Colorado to join the husband and father who had already settled on a homestead at Anton. Here the family was successful in farming and also opened a store. Mrs. Potter became the first postmistress of the newly established Post Office at Anton. When the senior W. M. Potter became sheriff of Washington County, the family moved to Akron, and there James completed his education, graduating from Akron High School in 1922. He worked as a sub in the Post Office during high school, and following graduation became a regular clerk. He married Clara Layne in Ashland, KY, November 20, 1927. With the exception of one year, 1926-1927 at Graham, TX, Potter continued in the Akron Post Office until 1935, then transferred to Peetz as a rural carrier. In 1951, he again elected to transfer, this time to Grover, where he carried the mail on rural routes until he retired in 1968. Both Potter and his wife were active member in the Akron Methodist Church and in Peetz with the Evangelical United Brethren where he served as secretary and treasurer of the official board. After coming to Grover they affiliated with the Grover Community Church and he served for many years on the official board. Being a firm believer in the youth, especially boys, he became a scoutmaster in Akron in 1922, and also served as the first scoutmaster of Troop 36 in Peetz and continued his interest and work with Boy Scouts after moving to Grover. He served as neighborhood commissioner for more than 50 years in various communities. He also was active in the Farmer's Union for many years, and had a deep-seated interest in the good of the land as well as the community activities and welfare of patrons on his mail route. He was a member of Akron Lodge No. 89, IOOF, Sterling Encampment No. 37, PCP National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), the Grover Community Club, the Farmers Union, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Layne Potter, two sons, James E. Potter,Jr., of Milwaukee, OR and Hugh L. Potter of Portland, OR, a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Ellenor) Larsen of Kimball, NB and five grandchildren. His grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Potter who resided at the mouth of Blaine Creek, about six miles north of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

QUISENBERRY, Colby

1883-1973

Colby Quisenberry, 90, route 4, Louisa, died Saturday afternoon at Louisa General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Quisenberry was born July 29, 1883, at Carrollton, a son of the late William and Emma Shiver Quisenberry. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Chaffins Quisenberry; five daughters, Mrs. Vivian Hils of Brigston, NJ, Mrs. Betty Rozes of Flushing, NY, Mrs. Loral Mulkie of Cincinnati, Mrs. Ann Dorthey of Columbus and Miss Dorothy Quisenberry of route 4, Louisa; four sons, John Quisenberry of route 4, Louisa, William Quisenberry of Columbus and Richard Quisenberry of Chesapeake; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

RATCLIFF, John D. (Jack)

John D. (Jack) Ratcliff, Jr., son of the late John D. and Mary Rebecca Burchette Ratcliff, prominent citizens and natives of Louisa, died Wednesday, October 24, in New York City, after suffering an apparent heart attack. The 70 year old who had contributed more than 200 articles to Reader's Digest was credited with having more items published than any other writer and as one reporter said, "he had no intention of becoming a writer." After his parents moved to Huntington, his father became a prosperous wholesale grocer. Ratcliff was educated in Huntington schools and followed his father's wish to study mining engineering. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years and transferred to West Virginia University to specialize in coal mining engineering. While at WVU he became editor of Moonshine, the university magazine, and when the coal industry collapsed in the mid-1920's he forgot about engineering and decided to go into writing. On his graduation he went to New York and took a job with the old United Press now United Press International. He later joined Time magazine, writing science and medical news and joined the staff of Newsweek when it was founded in 1933. Ratcliff also worked for Fortune prior to becoming a free lance writer.. After becoming a free-lance writer in n1938, Ratcliff traveled throughout the world writing articles on "every topic but politics". He produced some 700 articles for such magazines as Collier's, Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal and Woman's Home Companion, as well as the Digest. Ratcliff was preparing a forthcoming book of his articles on the heart, lungs, liver, stomach and other organs of a man named "Joe". This was a series in the Digest which had run under headlines all in the same vein--"I am Joe's Heart" for example. In the past few years, he had been living on Jamaica and also had a home at Sneden's Landing near New York City and a summer home in Martha's Vineyard. Ratcliff is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Hyslop McCarter; four children by a previous marriage, John F. and William T. Ratcliff, Lydia Ratcliff and Mrs. Alexandra Wasiquallah and three grandchildren. He also had some relatives living in the Tri-State area. Funeral services were held in New York. Cremation was to follow. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

RIFFE, Ida Belle (Shortridge)

1893-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Belle Riffe, 80, Fallsburg, who died Tuesday, October 23, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Mrs. Riffe was born September 20, 1893, on route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Van Buren and Samantha Webb Shortridge. She was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, John D. Riffe, three daughters, Miss Kathleen Riffe and Mrs. Patsy Combs, both of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Dixie Thompson of Ironton; four sons, Herarl, U. S. and Alton Riffe, all of Fallsburg and R. T. Riffe of Balitmore; two half sisters, Mrs. Faye Merritt of Ashland and Mrs. Margaret Ratcliffe of Portsmouth, a brother, Russell Shortridge of Portsmouth, 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

SHIVEL, Elizabeth M. (Lee)

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Lee Shivel, wife of George B. Shivel of Parkview Avenue, New Port, KY, died Tuesday November 6, 1973, in St. Luke Hospital in New Port. Funeral services were held at the Dobbing Funeral Home in Ft. Thomas, Friday, November 9. She was born in Louisa, daughter of the late Robert E. and Stella Lee. Survivors include the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Heck of New Port, Mrs. Elizabeth Newkirk, Fort
Thomas, KY, one son, Ira Fredrick Shivel, Lakewood, FL, a sister, Mrs. Shelda Adams, St. Petersburg, FL, two brothers, Robert and Lawrence Lee, both of Ft. Myers, FL, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

THOMPSON, Lafe

1886-1973

Lafe Thompson, 87, of route 3, Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born May 9, 1886, on route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Richard and Margaret Ball Thompson. He was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lou Moore Thompson; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Minnie D. Hilton, Price, OH, Mrs. James E. Caudill, Lima, OH, and Mrs. Samuel Self, Jr., Columbus, OH, a foster son, Robert Thompson, Columbus, two half sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bowe of Columbus and Mrs. Buck Brair, Lancer, KY; two half brothers, U. S. Thompson, Columbus, and Edd Thompson, Circleville, OH; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William W. Moore, the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

VANHORN, James Monroe

1892-1973

James Monroe Vanhorn, 81, route 4, Louisa died at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhorn was born October 14, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Benjamin Vanhorn. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Riley Vanhorn of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Oma Workman of Columbus, OH; two sons, Dan and James Ed Vanhorn, both of Louisa; three brothers, Fred and Buck Vanhorn, both of Louisa and Jay Vanhorn of Columbus, OH, 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanhorn Cemetery on Star Route Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

WELLS, Willie

1903-1973

Willie Wells, 70, Blaine, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Wells was born April 24, 1903, in Johnson County, a son of the late Walker and Mary Branham Wells. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ward Wells of Blaine; two daughters, Mrs. Patrick DeFrancisco of Blaine and Mrs. Hobert Frame of Amhurst, OH; three sons, Herman Wells of Indianapolis; James C. Wells of Sheffield, OH and Mrs. Charles Wells of Lorraine, OH; a sister, Mrs. Exer Cline of Cordell; four brothers, Joe Wells of McCarr, Nevard Wells of Wabash, IN, Wilbur Wells of Taplan, WV and Roland Wells of Van Lear; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

 

WILSON, Jessie (York)

1883-1973

Mrs. Jessie Y. Wilson, 90, of Glenhayes, WV, died Thursday morning, October 25, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wilson was born April 19, 1883, at Glenhayes, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cassie Walker York. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Murl Frazier of Clifford; two sons, Roy Fitzpatrick of Glenhayes and Robert Damron of Huntington; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crum Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Kerns officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1973

 

WOODS, S. D.

1899-1973

S. D. (Vess) Woods, 74, of Grundy, VA, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in a Grundy hospital. Mr. Woods was born January 8,1 899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jess and Iona Bradley Woods. His fires wife, Mrs. Catherine Moore Woods, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Davis Woods; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Lemaster of Grundy; a sister, Mrs. Frank Moore of Louisa, three brothers, Eph Woods of Ashland, Jim Woods, of Beckley, WV, and Zeal Woods of Webbville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Church of Christ at Grundy. Burial was in the Mountain View Gardens at Grundy. Mr. Woods taught school here for several years before moving to Grundy. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1973

 

WULFCAMP, Harry W.

Graveside rites were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Louisville Memorial Gardens for the Rev. Mr. Harry W. Wulfcamp, 53, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Maysville, who died Friday, following an extended illness. He had previously served churches in Louisa, Stanford and Perryville. Survivors include his wife, the former Lettie Lace, native of Louisville and two daughters, Mrs. Roy Nave, Lexington and Mrs. Bill Ishmael, Manassas, VA. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Central United Methodist Church in Maysville. Rev. Wulfcamp and family are well remembered by a host of friends here where he served as pastor of the Louisa United Methodist Church for four years. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1973

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ADAMS, Okie

1906-1973

Okie Adams, 67, route 1, Louisa, died Saturday morning in a local hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Adams was born April 28, 1906, on route 3, Louisa, a son of Mrs. Lucinda Berry Adams of route 1, Louisa, and the late James Adams. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mrs. Ida Holbrook and Miss Inez Adams, both of route 1, Louisa, and a brother, Willard Adams, of Waco, TX. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1973

 

CORDLE, Zona (Stapleton)

1896-1973

Zona Cordle, 77, of route 5, London, OH, died recently. She was born March 22, 1896, in Johnson County, KY and was a daughter of Allen and Cynthia Stapleton. Mrs. Cordle is survived by her husband, Ralph Cordle; four sons, Elmer Cordle of West Jefferson, OH David Cordle and Sidney Cordle, both of Columbus and Eugene Cordle of London; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Smouse, of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Lamar (Mary Lou) Gossard, of rural route 5, London; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Dock and Lank Stapleton, both of Paintsville, and Hayde Stapleton of Chesapeake, OH. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Thelma and Ella Cordle and Mrs. Clova Jordan. Mrs. Cordle was a former member of the Hood Fork United Baptist Church near Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Rader Funeral Home in London with the Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1973

 

FABER, Mary (Chadwick)

1903-1973

Mrs. Mary Chadwick Workman Faber, 70, Ottawa Lake, MI, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday, December 12, at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Faber was born August 1, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late T. H. and Cora Hutchinson Chadwick. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church at Ottawa Lake. Her first husband, Richard Workman, died in 1937 and her second husband, Anthony Faber, died in August of 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Wheeler of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Wilson and Mrs. Violet Burton, both of Michigan; a stepson, Robert Mercier of Michigan; three brothers, Theodore Chadwick of Hardy, KY, Willie Chadwick......(rest is missing) Big Sandy News, December 20, 1973

 

FRAZIER, Paul Lynn

Paul Lynn Frazier, 13, son of Menuard C. and Betty June Smith Frazier, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Lawrence County. Additional survivors include two brothers, Richard and Rodney Frazier, both at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Frazier of Route 2, Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Free Will Baptist church at Fort Gay, with the Rev. Everette Meddings officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1973

 

HACKNEY, James

A Martin County man was fatally wounded Saturday as the result of being shot in an argument near the Lawrence County line on KY 3, according to Kentucky State Police and the Martin County Sheriff's Departments. James Hackney, 19, of Beauty, was fatally wounded after being shot with a .38 caliber pistol near his home in an argument over the rent, police reported. Charged with murder in connection with the incident is Isaac Ford (Brother) Muncy, 38, of Lovely. Muncy is lodged in the Martin County jail pending a hearing. Police said an argument concerning the rent between Muncy and Thurman Hackney, the victim's brother, occurred earlier in the day, and appeared to be settled when the Hackneys paid the rent. Later, police said, the Hackney brothers were moving their furniture from their home when Muncy allegedly ordered them from their truck and told them to lie on the ground. According to police, James Hackney refused to lie down and struck Muncy with a mining lamb. Police said, it was then that Muncy allegedly fired the shot. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1973

 

HAYES, Dove (Ball)

1895-1973

Mrs. Lee Hayes, a well known Louisa woman, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and neighbor, passed away Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. in the Louisa General Hospital following an illness, a stroke, suffered at her home several weeks ago. The 78 year old Mrs. Dove Ball Hayes, born November 14, 1895, at Mattie, KY, was a daughter of the late Attinson and Mary Frailey Ball, early settlers of that section of Lawrence County. She and her family had resided in Louisa around 40 years. Before that they were resident of Mattie. The couple had been married 60 years. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, a life member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, and a charter member of the Woman's Division, United Methodist Women. She remained an active member of each as long as her health permitted. She was also a member of the Louisa Woman's club. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa United Methodist Church, with the Pastor, the Rev. Lowell Langefeld, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lee Hayes, four daughters, Mrs. Merel McKinster and Mrs. Arthur Hay, both of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Max Kiessling and Mrs. Don Jordan, both of Cincinnati; two sons, Robert Randall and Lee Hayes, Jr., both of Pontiac, MI; two brothers, Robert Ball of route 3, Louisa and Burns Ball of Ashland, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were the grandsons, Mike Remmele, Stephen Kiessling, David Kiessling, Milton Lee McKinster, John K. Wills and Mark Kiessling. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral time. The church choir, under the direction of R. Thomas Phillips, sang favorite hymns including a very special one of the deceased "Silent Night". Big Sandy News, December 20, 1973

 

HOLBROOK, Paul Raymond

1924-1973

Paul Raymond Holbrook, 49, of route 4, Marysville, OH, died Monday, November 16, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville of a heart attack. Born January 30, 1924, at Webbville, KY, he was a son of the late George Washington and Lora Manda Thompson Holbrook. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Louanna Clark, also a former resident of Lawrence County whom he married March 6, 1946. Additional survivors include a son, Paul Raymond Holbrook, Jr., of Athens, OH; three daughters, Mrs. William (Priscilla) Coonrod, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jefferson (Pamela) Bardin of Wilson, NC, and Penelope Holbrook at home; one grandson, William Raymond Coonrod of Columbus; a brother, James Stanley Holbrook of Marengo, OH; a sister, Mrs. William (Susie) Evans of route 4, Marysville. He leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Columbus Ward and the New England Masonic Lodge, Worthington, OH. A veteran of World War II, he served his country three years, mainly in the European Theatre of Operations. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 29, at 2 p.m. from the Columbus Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, conducted by Biship Garry Callis. He was laid to rest in the Raymond (Ohio) Cemetery. Dedication of the grave was by Elder Jay C. Whiting. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1973

 

PRESTON, James W.

1897-1973

James W. Preston, formerly of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Barberton, OH. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maxwell Hodge of Barberton and Mrs. Cowan Jackson of Columbus; three sons, James W. Preston, Jr., in Massachusetts, Henry J. Preston of Abington, VA, and Ralph Preston of Denver, CO; and a brother, Frank Preston of Allen. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1973

 

ROBERTS, Carlos

1899-1973

Carlos Roberts, 74, of route 3, Louisa, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, in a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Roberts was born February 28, 1899, at Busseyville, a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Annie Burchett Roberts. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Davis of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Victoria Thompson of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Millard H. Roberts, route 3, Louisa, and McKinley Roberts, Columbus, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 19, from Carter Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery on route 3. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1973

 

SPEARS, Willie Burgess

1909-1973

Funeral services for Willie Burgess Spears, 64, route 2, Fort Gay, who died Tuesday, November 27, at 11:30 a.m. in a Louisa hospital were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Bartram Chapel Church near Fort Gay with the Rev. H. H. Ross and the Rev. Willard Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mr. Spears was born June 27, 1909, in Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Isadore Robertson Spears. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta Lambert Spears; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Peters, route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Thomas Hatfield, route 2, Fort Gay; a son, Willie R. Spears, route 2, Fort Gay; five sisters, Mrs. Wayne Shepard, Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Russell Crabtree and Mrs. Mary See, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Virginia Wilson and Mrs. Clara Wellman, both of route 2, Fort Gay; three brothers, Luther Spears, Fort Gay, Lindsey Spears, route 2, Fort Gay, and Thirl Spears, Mansfield, OH; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1973

 

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