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ASLETT, Fannie (Salisbury)

1885-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie  Taylor Aslett 88, of Louisa, who died Friday, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. James A Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Aslett was born February 2, 1885, on route 1, Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Belue and Sarah Patton Salisbury. She was a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church and a retired member of the Lawrence Co. Board of Education and a retired Louisa elementary school teacher. Surviving are two sons, Leon Taylor of route 1, Louisa, and Emitt Taylor of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Pack, route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Fred Salisbury of Tuliahoma, TN; six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

BAILEY, Emma (Meek)

Mrs. Emma Meek Bailey, aged 77, passed away Sunday, January 6, at her home in Williamson, WV. Funeral rites were conducted from the Ball Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jesse Franklin officiating. Burial was in the South Williamson Cemetery. The deceased was a daughter of the late Fernanda and Belle Meek of route 1, Louisa. Survivors include the husband, Guy T. Bailey, of Williamson, two sons, Louis Bailey of Los Angeles, CA and Ralph Bailey of South Williamson; three sisters, Mrs. Frankie  Wellman and Mrs. Brilla Terry both of Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Pansy Weddington, of Newark, OH. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

BARTRAM, Homer G.

1919-1974

Homer G. Bartram, 54, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday in Mansfield General Hospital as a result of injuries received when he was hit by a car there. Mr. Bartram was born September 26, 1919, in Mt. Pleasant, WV, a son of the late Cecil and Della Peters Bartram. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Ruder of Hamilton, OH, a sister, Mrs. Herbert Hill of Mansfield, a brother, Donald Bartram of Titusville, FL and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Peters Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1974

 

CASTLE, Katie (Boggs)

1883-1974

Mrs. Katie Castle, 90, of route 1, Louisa, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born April 15, 1883 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Jarrett and Margaret Williams Boggs. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Hardy Castle died in 1946. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ella Evans of Clifton, OH and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Blaine United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Howard Sturgill officiating. Burial will be in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1974

 

ENDICOTT, Nile

1909-1973

Nile Endicott, 64, route 2, Fort Gay, WV died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 26 in a Huntington Hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Endicott was born December 23, 1909, at Job, a son of the late Gabriel and Elizabeth Shannon Endicott. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Jarrell Endicott; two daughters, Mrs. Rufus Watts and Mrs. Harold Crider, both of Mansfield, OH, four sons, Charles Endicott of Mansfield, Nile Dewey Endicott of Ashland, OH, James Paul Endicott of Fort Gay and Dwight Douglas Endicott of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Eldie Justice and Mrs. Jenny Hammond, both of Logan, OH, Mrs. Robert Ratcliff of Kansas, OH, and Mrs. Carl Baker of Columbus, four brothers, Ellis Endicott of Crum, WV, Marion Endicott of Justice, WV and Jim Endicott of route 5, Louisa, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Everett Meddings officiating. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1974

 

EVANS, Stella (Romans)

1911-1974

Mrs. Stella Evans, 62, route 1, Crum, WV, died Friday at 7 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Evans was born October 18, 1911, at Crum, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isom Romans. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Frank Evans; three daughters, Mrs. William B. George of Franklin, OH, Mrs. Niebert Meade of route 1, Crum, and Mrs. Robin Spence of Fort Gay, WV, three sons, Henry F. Evans of route 1, Crum, Truman Evans of route 2, Louisa, and Homer L. Evans of Patalaski, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Evans of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Stevens of Welch, WV, two brothers, Lawrence Romans of Welch and Mont Romans of route 1, Crum and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Webb Community Church of God with the Rev. Frank Meddings officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1974

 

FANNIN, Emma (Lambert)

1888-1974

Mrs. Emma Lambert Fannin, 85, route 1, Catlettsburg, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness. Mrs. Fannin was born June 6, 1888, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lemus and Martha Stewart Lambert. She was a member of the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church in Lawrence County. Her husband, George Fannin, died in September 1973. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hile Fyffe of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Paul Gentry of Indianapolis; three sons, George Fannin of Tallahassee, FL and  Charles and Harry Fannin both of Catlettsburg; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Curt Posey officiating. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery. The body was at the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1974

 

HATCHER, John J.

1907-1974

Funeral rites were conducted for Mayor John J. Hatcher, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Louisa United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld, officiating. Mayor Hatcher passed away at his home Thursday. After reading appropriate scriptures, Rev. Langefeld in his eulogies, called the deceased, "a good man, a good husband, a good father, a good neighbor, a good church member, and a good community leader." He further noted his loyalty as a member of the chairman of the official board of the church as well as other positions he had served, adding, he has meant a lot to me in an advisory capacity on the many thins to be dealt with in pastoring a church. The ceremony included two sections of his favorite hymns "The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want," by the choir and the Lords Prayer a duet, by Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Miller.

 

Mayor Hatcher elected to his office in November, was administered the oath of office at his home December, however, death came before he had the pleasure of serving in the coveted position. Mayor Hatcher, 67, had known in recent weeks he might never be able to serve as mayor, tho he had been ill for a year, and complications occurred prior to the election, he did not realize until the past month the end was near. A year ago, before he decided to run, he was stricken with malignancy, but cobalt treatments appeared to ease the danger. Then, in October, just before the election, he lost most of his voice and then vision, but these symptoms were attributed to reaction from cobalt. After his election, he called his new council together to talk briefly about the coming years in Louisa. Then, in the next trip to Huntington, he discovered the seriousness of his disease. Since returning home, he had been homebound. Mr. Hatcher was born January 25, 1907, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Eli and Rose McKenzie Hatcher. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and superintendent of the Sunday school there, president of the Lawrence County retired railroad association unit 123; vice president of the Kentucky State retired national association of railroads; member of Ashland Commandry 28; Knights Temple of Ashland, Vinson Lodge 66 of Fort Gay, Everett Council 65 R & FM, Indra Consistory of Covington, Orient of Kentucky; Ashland Scottish Rite; Order of the Eastern Star of Kentucky and was a Kentucky colonel.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Opal Casey Hatcher; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Carter of Louisa, a son, Dr. John D. Hatcher of Clemson, SC; six sisters, Mrs. Goodwin Rickman of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Dallas Hofacker of Bradenton, FL, Mrs. Leren L. Budd and Mrs. Hobert Sluss both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Sadie Stafford of Eltro, CA and Mrs. Virginia Sorenson of Huntington; a brother, Robert Hatcher of Springfield, OH; three grandchildren; a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time. Members of the Men's Bible Class and Louisa Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, served as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Shirley Wells, R. O. Smith, Leon Compton, Jack Billups, Jay New and Wayne Wooten. The Masonic Order conducted the ritual ceremonies, Saturday evening at the bier. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

HINKLE, Lottie Belle (Cole)

1891-1974

Mrs. Lottie Belle Hinkle, 82, route 1, Louisa, who died Sunday, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Teddy Preston officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hinkle was born May 18, 1891, in Little Rock, AR, a daughter of the late J. M. and Martha Cole. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Phillips of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Kenneth Baxter of Sandy Creek, NY; two sons, Eugene and James Hinkle both of Detroit; 30 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1974

 

HOOSER, Arthur Herbert

1912-1973

Arthur Herbert Hooser, 61, of route a, Prichard, WV, who died Sunday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Lincoln Cemetery, near Fort Gay. Mr. Hooser was born March 5, 1912 at Hubbardstown, WV, a son of the late Henry and Verna Skeens Hooser. He was a member of the Fort Gay Vinson F & AM Lodge No. 66 and the Bellomy Chapel Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Florence Bellomy Hooser; 3 daughters, Mrs. Roberta Skeens of Ashland, Mrs. Joyce Skeens of Prichard and Mrs. Mary Adkins of White Lake, MI; two sons, Arthur H. Hooser, Jr., of Black Lick, OH and Ronnie Hooser of Prichard; a sister, Mrs. Leota Cook of Wheelersburg; two brothers, Clarence Hooser, Urichsville, OH and Alfred Hooser, Kenova; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1974

 

JOHNSON, Patsy Lorraine (Green)

1945-1973

Earl Raymond Cantrell, 31, of Redbush, was charged with murder Friday in the death of his wife, Mrs. Patsy Lorain Cantrell, whose body was found Tuesday of last week in a shallow grave on an abandoned farm near the couple's home. Cantrell is also charged with rape in connection with an alleged attack on the couple's 8 year old daughter, according to State Police Det. B. J. Music. Johnson County Judge Bill Ward ordered, Cantrell held Friday for action for the next term of the Johnson County Grand Jury, which was scheduled to begin Monday. Bond was set at $7,500 on each count. Mrs. Cantrell had been dead since December 10, an autopsy revealed. An exact cause of death has not been determined but Dr. Ann Hooper of Williamson, WV, who performed the autopsy on the body of Mrs. Cantrell, said the woman was killed by some means other than gunfire or stabbing. Final results of the autopsy were not expected to be available for several days. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

KING, Paul Lemon

1918-1974

Paul Lemon King, 56, of Louisa died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a brief illness. Mr. King was born January 11, 1918, at Clairmont, WV, a son of the late Robert Lee and Phyllis Duffy King. Mr. King was the assistant manager of the Home Life Insurance Co., of Ashland; a member of the First Baptist church of Louisa, and a member of Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge 374 F & AM of Pikeville, KY. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Sawdey King; three daughters, Mrs. Sandi Johnson of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Judy Deel of Belcher and Mrs. Susie Matney of Louisa; two brothers, Phillip King of Columbus, GA and Robert King of Dunbar, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Harvey and Mrs. Helen McElwane, both of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Lucille Lowry and Mrs. June Moorse, both of Ashville, NC and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Mouth Card Baptist Church at Mouth Card, KY, with the Rev. Frank Kruiger officiating. Entombment was in the Johnson Memorial Park Mausoleum in Pikeville. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1974

 

OTLEY, Hortense (Carter)

1913-1974

Mrs. John Otley, the former Hortense Carter of Louisa, was claimed suddenly Wednesday, January 2, in Bradenton, FL, according to information received here by her brother in law, Mr. C. T. Stewart. A teacher in the Bradenton Schools she was found slumped at her desk supposedly from a heart attack. Born 1913 in Louisa she was the youngest in the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. George J. Carter, well known business residents of the Louisa area. She received her elementary and high school education here and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, majoring in education. Later she married John W. Otley, deceased. They were the parents of one daughter, Tanner, who resides in Boston, Mass. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Morris Vaughan, of Henderson, KY and a brother, George J. Carter, Jr. of Huntington, WV. All attended the funeral along with a sister in law, Mrs. Garland Carter, and son, John Carter of St. Petersburg, FL. Rites were conducted Monday and interment was made there. Her host of relatives and friends here and elsewhere were shocked at her sudden passing. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1974

 

PENNINGTON, Virgie (Cooksey)

1889-1974

Mrs. Virgie Pennington, 84, route 4, Louisa, died at 9 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Pennington was born September 8, 1889, on Star Route, Louisa, a daughter of the late Grant and Patsy Combs Cooksey. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Oscar Pennington, died in 1960. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Blevins of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Howard Beaver, Kingston, OH, and Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan, Frankfort, OH, two sons, Ernest Pennington of Kingston, OH, and Walter Pennington of Greenville, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Vanhorn of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Herbert Rice of West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. John Hall of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Gracie Bryant of Hitchins, KY; and six brothers, Willard Cooksey of Star Route, Bert Cooksey of route 4, Louisa, and Jay and Heston Cooksey  both of Louisa, and John Cooksey of Eadin, WV and Roland Cooksey of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1974

 

PETERS, Nora (Frazier)

1886-1974

Mrs. Nora F. Peters, 87, of 4303 Piedmont Road, Huntington, died January 13, at a nursing home there. Funeral services were conducted at Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by the Rev. Ernest Harrold. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Fort Gay. She was born June 1, 1886, a daughter of the late James Q. and Virginia Ferguson Frazier. She was a former employee of the alterations department of the Princess Shop. She was a member of the Vinson Memorial Christian Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Breece Jr. of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Josephine Straight of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Anna M. Tabor, Mrs. Virginia O' Brien and Mrs. Minnie L. Daniels, Sr. all of Huntington, one son, Dan Peters, of Washington Court House, OH, four sisters, Mrs. John Frasher of Kenova, Miss Anna Frazier, Mrs. William Michaels, and Miss Fannie Frazier, all of Fort Gay; one brother, Elmer Frazier of Fort Gay; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was a resident of Huntington for 51 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Peters, who died 24 years ago. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

RIGGS, George Dunlap

1883-1973

George Dunlap Riggs, 90, formerly of Louisa, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, in the Jenny Wiley Rest Home following an extended illness. Mr. Riggs was born January 29, 1883, at Louisa, a son of the late William Penn and Isabelle Burchett Riggs, older settlers of the Brunswick Hotel here. Surviving are a niece Mrs. William D. O'Shoughnesy of Columbus, OH and a great niece, Mrs. Robert Collins of Worthington, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Riggs was well-known in and around the Tri-State area. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1974

 

ROBINSON, Jams A.

Funeral services for James A. Robinson, 75, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who died Friday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1974

 

SKAGGS, Herbit C.

1890-1974

Herbit C. Skaggs, 83, well-known Louisa resident, died Thursday, January 24 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs was born April 24, 1890, in Keaton, KY, a son of the late Jim and Mary Boggs Skaggs. He was a retired employee of the Louisa Water Co., and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Stanfill Skaggs; two stepsons, Robert Stanfill of Ironton, OH and Donald Stanfill of Severna Park, MD; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Collier of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Tip Wheeler and Mrs. Ferd Conley, both of Louisa, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Louisa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1974

 

 

THOMPSON, John

1913-1973

Funeral services for John Thompson, 60, of Louisa, who died Friday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Thompson was born May 1, 1913 at Terryville, a son of Mrs. Margaret Rigsby Thompson Castle of Catlettsburg and the late John Thompson, Sr. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Smith of Malcolm, AL; a son, Charles Ronald Thompson of Johnstown, OH, a sister, Mrs. Goldie Slate, no address, five half sisters, Mrs. Usley Fyffe of Ashland, Mrs. Murray Bailey of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Mildred Crank and Mrs. Maxine Walker, both of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Polly Lyon of Louisa; four half brothers, Darrell Thompson of Ashland, Woodrow Castle of Columbus, OH, and Billie and Donald Castle both of Catlettsburg and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1974

 

UNCLES, Thelma (Cyrus)

1900-1973

Relatives and friends in Louisa have been notified of the passing of Mrs. Thelma (Cyrus) Uncles, on November 1, 1973, at St. Petersburg, FL. Mrs. Uncles was born in Lawrence County on January 12, 1900, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cyrus T. Cyrus, formerly of Louisa, both having passed away recently in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Uncles' husband, Earl Uncles, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Thomas and Mrs. Emily Jane Branham, both of Orlando. Mrs. Uncles was a member of the Christian Church of St. Petersburg. The pastor, the Rev. Mr. Curtis Hess officiated at the funeral ceremonies. Burial was in St. Petersburg.  Big Sandy News, January 10, 1974

 

VANHOOSE, William T.

1891-1974

The Rev. William T. Vanhoose, 82, Louisa, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at a local hospital following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Vanhoose was born December 20, 1891, at Whitehouse, a son of the late Jeff and Margaret Castle Vanhoose. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Bradley Vanhoose; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Reed of Aflex, KY; a son, Hobert Vanhoose of Louisa; seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

WORKMAN, Jonathan

A preliminary hearing has been set for 2 p.m. Thursday (today) for a 23 year old former Huntington resident charged with murder in connection with the fatal beating last week of a 3 year old Fort Gay boy. Jackie L. McAboy of Fort Gay is slated to appear before Wayne County Magistrate Virgil Mills, who will decide if the case will go to the grand jury. McAboy was charged Monday with the murder of Jonathan Workman, son of Della and Ray Workman of Fort Gay. The child was buried Wednesday following funeral services at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church. Also a bond hearing for McAboy has been set for Monday before Circuit Court Judge C. W. Ferguson, III, according to McAboy's attorney, David M. Pancake of Huntington. McAboy, a Fort Gay resident, was charged with murder after the child died Sunday night of brain damages. According to medical personnel, the youth was bruised severely about the head and sustained a broken jaw. MaAboy, who accompanied Jonathan's mother, Della Workman, to the hospital last week, told authorities the little boy had fallen into the commode after being whipped for wetting his pants. But Jonathan's 5 year old brother, Dallas, told a different story. According to Wayne Sheriff Keith Ray, Dallas told how McAboy--who was babysitting with the two boys--decided to break Jonathan of wetting his pants. "He told us McAboy hit and kicked his little brother and then threw him into the commode, head first, " the sheriff sais. Jonathan, whose father, Ray Workman, received a one year jail sentence in connection with a robbery the day his son was injured, never gave his account of the incident. The boy was in a coma from the time he was taken to the hospital Thursday until he died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1974

 

WRIGHT, Martin Luther

1890-1974

Martin Luther Wright, 83, of route 3, Louisa, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Wright was born April 4, 1890, on Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late William Marion and Minnie Roberts Wright. He was a member of the Midway Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erie Jobe Wright, two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Angelette and Mrs. John King, both of Columbus, five sons, Elisha and Randall, both of Columbus, Charles Wright of Grove City, OH, Stanley Wright of route 3, Louisa, and Leland Wright of Ashville, OH; a sister, Mrs. Dewey Kitchen of Star Route, Louisa, 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Midway Church with Revs. Gallie Isaac and Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Jobe Cemetery route 3, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1974


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BLANKENSHIP, Wayne Ervin

1913-1974

Wayne Ervin Blankenship, 60, Louisa died at 10 a.m. Monday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Blankenship was born October 18, 1913, in Louisa, a son of the late Oscar West and Charlotte Pigg Blankenship. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Webb Blankenship, a stepmother, Mrs. Lona Blankenship of Louisa; a daughter, Miss Debbie Lynn Blankenship, at home; two sons, Fred Ervin Blankenship of Ashland, and Oscar Blankenship of Louisa; a brother, Ed Blankenship of Louisa; and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hayes officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. The body was taken from the funeral home to the residence and was removed to the funeral home chapel one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1974

 

BORDERS, Charles

1898-1974

Charles Borders, 75, Ulysses, died in 6:45 a.m. Saturday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Borders was born September 2, 1898, at Ulysses, a son of the late Michael and Alice Pigg Borders. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Ulysses. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lurlie Young Borders; three sons, William R. Borders of Pikeville, Bobby L. Borders of Bluefield, WV and Curtis M. Borders of Vista, CA; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Castle of Ulysses and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Ulysses with the Rev. James Arthur Hayes and the Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

BURCHETT, Albert

1905-1974

Albert Burchett, 68, route 5, Louisa, died Monday, February 4, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Burchett was born December 28, 1905, on Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late William and Anna Rose Burchett. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Berniece Spillman Burchett; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Spurlock, of route 4, Louisa and Misses Ruth Elizabeth, Barbara Kay and Edith Marion Burchett, all at home; five sons, Floyd Ray Burchett and Delbert Burchett, both of Unionville Center, OH, Everett Gilbert Burchett of El Paso, TX, Paul Emerson Burchett of Louisa and Calvin Ray Burchett at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown of Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Mary Griffith of Star Route; three brothers, Lewis Burchett of Unionville Center, OH and Orville and Winfred Burchett both of Star Route and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Bradley Gap Church on Star Route. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1974

 

DIALS, John Milton

1921-1974

John Milton Dials, 52, of Louisa, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Dials was born August 20, 1921, in Louisa, a son of the late John and Addie Rice Dials. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Blake Dials, a daughter, Mrs. James M. See, of Louisa, a son, Phillip R. Dials, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Wallace McGee of Brownville, TX; a half sister, Mrs. Walker Stull of Mentor; a brother,  Tom D. Dials of Woodbridge, VA and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Louisa First Methodist Church with the Rev. Alton Brown officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1974

 

DICKERSON, Walter

1931-1974

Walter Dickerson, 42, of Princeville, IL, a native of Clifford, died Tuesday, February 12, in Princeville following a sudden illness. Mr. Dickerson was born December 14, 1931, a son of Mrs. Mary Williamson Dickerson of Stambaugh and the late Lee Dickerson. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Jean Nolan Dickerson; two daughters, Misses Connie and Brenda Dickerson, at home; three sons, Walter Lee Dickerson of Fort Knox, and Michael and Donald Dickerson, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Holbrooks of Chicago, Mrs. Lily Horton of Louisa and Mrs. Rose Stambaugh and Miss Fannie Dickerson, both of Stambaugh; seven brothers, Amas and Bobby Joe Dickerson of Cleveland, OH, Ulysses and Bill Dick Dickerson of Mansfield, Jimmie Dickerson of Princeville, Douglas Dickerson of Louisa, and Larry Dickerson of Staffordsville, KY; grandmother, Mrs. Fallie Frazier Williamson of Louisa; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requested that contributions be made to the Heart Fund. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

DUNCAN, Izella (Hammond)

1895-1974

Mrs. Izella Duncan, 79, of Fort Gay died at 4:10 a.m. Monday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Duncan was born October 5, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Clay Hammond. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Back of Detroit and Mrs. Rudolph Franjic of Cleveland; four sons, Harry, Carl and Jack Duncan, all of Fort Gay and Charles Duncan of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Salmons of Pompano Beach, FL and Mrs. Eli Bowens of Fort Gay; four brothers, Bill and Dee Hammond both of Mingo County, WV and James and Tom Hammond, both of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Webb Community Church, Webb, WV with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before service. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

EDWARDS, Nolda (Charles)

1888-1974

Mrs. Nolda Edwards, 86, of route 1, Louisa, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in the Louisa General Hospital. Born September 20, 1888 at Ulysses, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Josephine Carter Charles. Her husband, George Edwards died in 1970. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Ulysses. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lyss Patrick, Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Hershel Castle, Lowmansville, KY and Mrs. Everett Lyons, route 1, Louisa, a son, Ulysses Edwards of Radford, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Church of Berlin Heights, OH, and Mrs. Hattie Davis of South Amherst, OH; a brother, Lon Charles, Ulysses, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and it will be taken to the church an hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

GREEN, Lonnie W.

1894-1974

Lonnie W. Green, 79, of Webbville, died Friday night at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Green was born October 27, 1894, at Webbville, a son of the late Lum and Mary Ann Webb Green. He was a retired farmer, wholesale grocer and a member of the Willard Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hannah Jordan Green; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Huntington and Mrs. Grace Burgess of Fort Wayne, IN; two brothers, Hillman Green of Dayton and Paul Green of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Ivory Griffin and Mrs. Blanche Craynor, both of St. Petersburg, FL and Mrs. Ilah Hensley and Mrs. Irene McAllister, both of Huntington; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Willard Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Claude Sexton officiating. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Gardens. The body was at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

HANEY, Cynthia Elizabeth (Gose)

1883-1974

Mrs. Cynthia Elizabeth Gose Haney, 91, West Liberty, mother of Mrs. Clyde Daniel, Louisa, was claimed by death Sunday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Haney was born January 23, 1883, at Grassy Creek, Morgan County, a daughter of the late Jim Frank and Senia Peyton Gose, pioneer citizens of that area. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Walton of West Liberty and Mrs. Daniel, and two sons, Cortney and Denvil Haney, both of Lexington. Rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty with the Revs. Steve Bliffin, Arnold Huton and Russell Brown, officiating. She was a member of the West Liberty Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1974

 

HEWLETT, Clifton

1888-1974

Clifton Hewlett, 85, route 4, Louisa, died Tuesday, February 5, at his residence. Mr. Hewlett was born September 25, 1888, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hardin B. and Flora Short Hewlett. He was a retired miner and farmer and was employed with the Big Catt Mining Co. for 22 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Stuart Hewlett; three sons, Delmar D. Hewlett of Worthington, KY, Ballard Hewlett of Columbus, and Wayne B. Hewlett of Raceland; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Wellman of Chattaroy, WV; a brother, Milton Hewlett of Louisa; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Patton Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1974

 

HUMPHREY, Beulah (Lester)

1904-1974

Mrs. Beulah Humphrey, 69, route 2, Catlettsburg, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Humphrey was born July 6, 1904, on route 1, Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Albert and Victoria Conn Lester. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles Humphrey, died in 1967. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Henry Adams of Kingston, OH, Mrs. Dwane Stewart and Mrs. Boone Burke, both of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lonza Boggs of Hamilton, IN; three sons, Clarence and J. C. Humphrey, both of Hamilton and Raymond Humphrey of Mt. Sterling, OH; a sister, Mrs. Harold Shannon of McConnell, IL; a brother, Jay Lester of route 2, Catlettsburg and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Buchanan Church of God with the Rev. Freeman Justice and the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Humphrey Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1974

 

JORDAN, James K.

1882-1974

James K. Jordan, 91,  a native Lawrence Countian and a well known citizen, passed away Thursday, February 14, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Alday in Decatur, GA. A son of the late Wallace and Genoa Chaffin Jordan, he was born August 17, 1882, at Blaine, KY.. He and his family resided for many years in Louisa before going to Ashland, living there for several year and after retirement he and his wife, Mrs. Janie Moore Jordan, had lived in Winter Park, FL and were visiting at his daughter's home when death came suddenly. Mr. Jordan was a member of the Methodist Church, the Louisa Chapter, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a member of the Masonic Order, Hampton Lodge at Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Alday and Mrs. Maxwell see of Winter Park; two sons, Clarence E. Jordan and James K. Jordan, both of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

LEMASTER, Daniel

1897-1974

Funeral services for Daniel Lemaster, 76, Louisa, who died Wednesday, February 20th, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster-Fairchild Cemetery. Mr. Lemaster was born May 27, 1897, in Paintsville, a son of the late Henry and Martha Frazier Lemaster. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Nola Mae Maynard Lemaster, died in 1968. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Clovia Holt of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Elizabeth Partin of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Champion, Miss Bonnie Lemaster, both of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Pauline Murdock of Dearborn Heights, MI and Mrs. Beulah Greene of Louisa; five sons, Cecil Lemaster of Xenia, OH, Winfield and mark Lemaster, both of Louisa, Kenneth Lemaster of Oil Springs and Herbert Lemaster of Terre Haute, IN; 39 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1974

 

MAY, David

1909-1974

David May, 64, Grove City, OH, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. May was born June 11, 1909, a son of the late Hammond and Carrie May. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virgie Kelley May; three brothers, Russell and Harry May, both of Ashland, and Thomas May of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ward of Columbus and Mrs. Hazel Moore of Cherokee. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Cherokee, with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery at Cherokee. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

MCCLURE, Quinn (Shannon)

1884-1974

Mrs. Rice (Quinn Shannon) McClure, 89, passed away Friday at the Jenny Wiley Rest Home, Prestonsburg, KY following an extended illness. The deceased, born December 9, 1884, was a daughter of the late James W. and Kate Parmolee Sullivan Shannon of Louisa. She was the last member of the James Shannon family. Other deceased members: Miss Ruth and Elizabeth Shannon, Chris Sullivan, Mr. E. E. Shannon and Dr. Fredrick Shannon, classed as one of the five greatest preachers in the United States. Mrs. McClure was preceded in death by her husband, a well known businessman. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Fredrick Shannon, wife of the .... of Los Angeles, CA, and a sister in law, wife of the late E. E. Shannon. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: James Walker, Gallie Isaac, Jr., Glen Bradley and Charles Walker. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

NEW, Victor D. Jr.

1922-1974

Funeral services for Victor David New, Jr., 51, Titusville, FL, formerly of Louisa, who died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in a Gainesville, FL hospital following an extended illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Langefeld, pastor of the Louisa United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. New was born September 24, 1922, at Williamson, WV, a son of Mrs. Pauline Dotson New, of route 3, Louisa and the late Victor New. He was a successful self-employed operator of a canteen service in the Tri-State area for several years, was a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM, Louisa, was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart while in service. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Doris Ewers New; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Boren of Titusville, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Tabor of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Colleen Thompson of Titusville; four brothers, Bill New of Louisa, Charles New of Cleveland, OH, Larry New of Titusville and Bob New of Wheelersburg, OH and a grandchild. The members of the Apperson Masonic Lodge conducted memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were: James H. Queen, II, Gordon Allen Price, Brian New, Randy New, all nephews, Jack D. Stansberry and Randall Carter. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1974

 

ROBINETTE, Scott

1917-1974

Scott Robinette, 56, Springfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, in Springfield following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Robinette was born December 13, 1917, in Louisa, a son of the late Flem and Maggie Marshall Robinette. He was a veteran of World War II the V. F. W. of Springfield and was a construction worker. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Sara Bair and Mrs. Agnes Detton, both of Springfield, Mrs. Dorothy Ingersoll of London, OH, and Mrs. Jane Carnes of Melbourne, FL; and six brothers, Kermit, Kenneth and Franklin Robinette, all of Springfield; Albert Robinette of Canton, OH; and Ben and Fred Robinette, both of Columbus City, MO. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1974

 

SPRINGER, Anna (Frasher)

1899-1974

Mrs. Anna Springer, 74, Louisa, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Springer was born May 9, 1899, at Fort Gay, a daughter of Mrs. Willie Wellman Frasher of Fort Gay and the late Dock Frasher. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Fred W. Springer; a brother, Clyde Frasher, of Fort Gay, and a niece Mrs. Leta Pratt of Kenova. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hall and the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1974

 

VANHOOSE, Nolis

1879-1974

Miss Nolis VanHoose, 94, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday morning in the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home following an extended illness. Miss VanHoose was born November 28, 1879, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late William Joseph and Nancy Turner VanHoose. She was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

VANHOOSE, Ocie (Kimble)

1922-1974

Mrs. Ocie VanHoose, 51, of 8007 Cass Street, Fort Gay, WV, died at 12:10 p.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born April 8, 1922 at Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Arbie and Annie Webb Kimble. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann VanHoose and Mrs. Linda Thompson, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Virginia Wellman of Columbus, Mrs. Bonnie Copley of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Alice Gearhart of Tampa, FL and Mrs. Loretta Dean of Cleveland; four sons, Bennie VanHoose of Columbus, Leon Richard and Donald Ray VanHoose, both of Fort Gay and Bobby Joe VanHoose, with the U. S. Army in Germany; a brother, Noah Kimble of Logan,WV and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. James M Lucas officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1974

 

YOUNG, Milton

1904-1974

Milton Young, 69, East Liverpool, OH, a retired steel worker, was pronounced death on arrival at City Hospital Sunday, February 10, about 12:40 p.m. He had suffered an apparent heart attack earlier at home. A native of Webbville, KY, he was born April 27, 1904, a son of the late Ulysses and Zarah Roberts Young. He had resided in East Liverpool since 1962, moving from Midland, PA where he had lived since 1946. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hermia Pinkerton Young; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lois) Jobe, of Beaver, PA and Mrs. Thomas (Jewell) Clark of Glenmoor, OH; five sons, Vernon N. Young of Webbville, Shannon R. Young of Brunswick, OH, Sheridan and Clinton, of East Liverpool; four sisters, Mrs. Miles (Mollie) Diamond of Louisa, Mrs. Mae Diamond of Columbus, Mrs. Opal Boyd of Amanda, OH, Mrs. Robert (Louella) Butler of Ashland; a brother, Henry Young of Columbus; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, from the Dawson Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Gene Toot of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1974

 

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BOWEN, Gary Lynn

1974-1974

Infant Gary Lynn Bowen, day old son of Roy Lee and Margaret Murphy Bowen of Louisa, died at 6 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Roger Lee Bowen, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Murphy of route 4, Louisa, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Leona Bowen David of Martin County. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the McDowell Cemetery on route 4, Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1974

 

BUSSEY, Mary (Evans)

1895-1974

Mrs. Mary Bussey, widow of Dr. Joseph Bussey, was claimed by death Thursday, February 28, in Fredericksburg, MD, following an extended illness. A native of Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Victoria Swetnam Evans. After leaving Louisa, several years ago, she resided in Maryland with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Gardiner and a grandson, Johnny Gardiner. A niece of the late Mrs. C. F. Osborn, and a first cousin of Mrs. J. B. Hughes, she is well remembered here by several relatives and a host of friends. Burial was made there. Details of the funeral arrangements were not available at press time. Big Sandy News, March 7,1974

 

CECIL, Grace (Shephard)

1893-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Cecil, 80, Fort Gay, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Orin Sellards and the Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, WV. Mrs. Cecil was born April 12, 1893, in Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late William and Marilyn Frazier Shephard. Her husband, Jim Cecil, died in 1967. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Virginia Pennington, of Edinburg, PA, Mrs. Ruby Chapman, Forest Hills, KY, Mrs. Mary Emm and Mrs. Louisa Woods, both of Vero Beach, FL and Mrs. Pauline Wellman of Fort Gay; three sons, Joe and Marion Cecil both of Cleveland, and Paul Cecil of Orrville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Taylor Philpott of Fort Gay and Mrs. Clarence Lewis of Columbus and one brother, Pearl Shephard of Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

CHILDERS, William

1892-1974

William Childers, 81, Louisa, died Tuesday, in Lousia Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Childers was born May 9, 1892 in Whitehouse, a son of the late Arthur and Pricie Boyd Childers. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the United States Army. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Preston Childers; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Max Myers of Burgin; a stepson, John Preston of Ashland; two brothers, Tom Childers of Thelma and John Childers of Whitehouse; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Flem Arrowood, the Rev. Earl Mead and the Rev. Mart Lemaster. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1974

 

CRABTREE, Mary Elizabeth (Dean)

1900-1974

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crabtree, 73, of 1635 13th Avenue, Huntington, died March 17. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Spruce Lick Baptist Church on route 1, Fort Gay. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery at Fort Gay. She was born June 13, 1900, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of Bessie Frazier Dean of Wayne County and the late Wayne Dean. She was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Crabtree, who died 15 years ago. Survivors include 2 daughters, Miss Doris Crabtree,, Mrs. Eddy Roy, both of Huntington, four sons, Duaine, Somerset, KY, Delbert and Drewie, both of Detroit, MI and Dale of Huntington; two step sons, PJake Hatfield, McAndrews, KY, Clyde Crabtree, Staunton, IL; three sisters, Miss Sadie Dean, Kenova, Mrs. Kay Marshall, Wayne and Mrs. Pearl Marshall, of Lavalette; four brothers, Drewie, Arnold and Edmond Dean, all of Wayne County, Bill dean of Wadsworth, OH. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

CURNUTTE, Caroline (Murphy)

1892-1974

Mrs. Caroline Curnutte, 82, Blaine, died Monday at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Curnutte was born February 28, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late David Allen and Easter Pennington Murphy. Her husband, Corlous Curnutte, died in 1968. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ed Wiler, Mrs. Jess May and Mrs. Virgil Elswick, all of Blaine, and Mrs. Earl Kelly of Anaheim, CA; two sons, John Curnutte of Blaine and James L. Curnutte of Grove City, OH; two half-sisters, Mrs. Haley Parker of West Jefferson, OH and Mrs. Emma Murphy of California; a half-brother, Harry Murphy of California; 42 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Nelson Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body has been taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

DAMRON, Mose G.

1897-1974

Mose G. Damron, 76, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Louisa General Hospital. Mr. Damron was born December 7, 1897, at Dingess, WV, a son of the late R. G. and Emma Crum Damron. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Thompson Damron; four daughter; two sons, and two sisters, Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Radnor Church of God with the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Lucas officiating. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1974

 

DANIEL, Rebecca (Ramey)

1880-1974

Mrs. Rebecca Daniel, 94, of Flat Gap, KY, died Saturday at her home. She was born January 12, 1880 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John H. and Cindy Bishop Ramey. She was a member of the Church of God. Two husband, George Harrison Williams and Proctor Daniel, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Cova J. Williams, Paintsville and Fonzo Williams, Piketon, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Hall of Flt Gap and Mrs. Esther Dixon, Albany, OH; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in the Ramey Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1974

 

DAVIS, Josie (Ashley)

1906-1974

Mrs. Josie David, 67, Ulysses, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born April 10, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joe and Rebecca Coleman Ashley. Surviving are her husband, Bascom Davis, two daughters, Mrs. Zelda Wallace of Ulysses, and Mrs. Lois May of Monroe, MI; five sons, McClelland Marcum of Dyer, IN, William Bowling of Sciotoville, OH, Claude Bowling of Bancraft, WV, Ernest Bowling of Miami FL; and Mart Bowling of Lowmansville; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Malcolm Akers and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

HAYES, Bazel Zeal

1892-1974

BAzel Zeal Hayes, 81, route 3, Louisa, died Friday after an extended illness. A retired farmer and coal miner, he was born July 27,1 892, on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late William and Priscella Moore Hayes. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Johnson Hayes; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Mattie Moore of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Louisa Rumfield, Columbus; one son, Paul Hayes, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Bryant and Mrs. Lovella Adams, both of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Monnie Castle of Ravenna, OH, five brothers, Gus Hayes of Paintsville, Matt Hayes of Ashland, Carl Hayes of Lowmansville, L. B. Hayes and Farris Hayes, both of route 1, Louisa, 7 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

HUGHES, Rosa Belle (Mills)

1880-1974

Rosa Belle Hughes, 94, of Star Route, Louisa, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hughes was born December 31, 1880, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Barnette Mills. Her husband, Jim Hughes, died in 1924. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Kitchen, route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. John Chaney, Youngstown, OH, 7 sons, John Hall, route 4, Louisa, Sankie Hall, Star Route, Ora Hughes, Gallagher, WV, Jimmy and Woodrow Hughes, both of Star Route, Louisa, Homer Hughes, route 4, Louisa, and Robert Hughes of Catlettsburg, KY, 96 grandchildren, 162 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

KISE, Liss

1900-1974 Liss Kise, 73, Rt. 5, Louisa (Point Section),  died Wednesday, in King's Daughters' Hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Dave Bevins, Jr., and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Kise was born August 26, 1900 at Kise, a son of the late Benjamin and Belle Maynard Kise. He was a retired machine operator for Keystone West Virginia Coal Co. and a member of the Smith Chapel Church of Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lotus Brown Kise; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Gendron of Clayville, NY. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1974

 

LYKINS, John Darlie

 1936-1974

John Darlie Lykins, 38, of Adams, died Tuesday, March 5, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Lykins was born February 6, 1936 in Springfield, OH, a son of Mrs. Evelyn Haley Lykins of Springfield and the late Darlie Lykins. He was an electrician, a member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Adams Lykins; two daughters, Misses Darlene and Thelma Lykins, both at home; two sons, John Robert and Gary Dale Lykins, both at home, and three brothers, Richard W. and James W. Lykins, both of Springfield, and Tom Lykins of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1974

 

LYONS, Roscoe

1934-1974

Roscoe Lyons, 39, route 1, Louisa, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was born July 18, 1934, at Ulysses, a son of George and Nolda Edwards Lyons of route 1, Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Irene Moore Lyons; a daughter, Miss Wanda Jean Lyons, at home; two sons, Gary and Jarrell Lyons, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Troy Bryant and Mrs. Fred Church, both of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Walter Abshire of Dearborn, MI; and four brothers, Oakley, Everett, Charlie and Arthur Lyons, all of route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Spencer Church on route 1, Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery near Louisa. Arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

MARCUM, Harmon

1910-1974

Harmon Marcum, 63, Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, March 5, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Marcum was born June 7, 1910, in Crum, WV, a son of the late Jessie and Pearlie Johnson Marcum. He was a disabled miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Varney Marcum, three sons, William B. Marcum of West Jefferson, OH, Thomas D. Marcum of Prichard, WV, and Charles F. Marcum of Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Violet Muncy and Mrs. Christy Backus, both of Kermit, WV, Mrs. Dillie Blevins of Shelby, OH, and Mrs. Gladys Chapman of Pyro, OH; a brother, Flem Stepp Marcum of Dunbar, WV and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Crum Church of Christ with the Rev. Teddy Preston officiating. Burial was in the Crum Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1974

 

MOORE, Russell B.

1916-1974

Russell B. Moore, 57, route 1, Flatwoods, KY, passed away at 12:10 a.m. February 27, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born May 3, 1916, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles W. and Cora Jane Burton Moore. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Armco Steel Corp. and a resident of the area for the past 22 years, moving from Lawrence Co. He was a member of the Oak Street Chapel Church, Flatwoods. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Blackburn Moore; a son, Larry Moore of Flatwoods; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Hensley of Russell; a brother, Paul M. Moore of Columbus; nine sisters, Mrs. John Boron of Detroit, Mrs. Connie Moore of Lakeland, FL, Mrs. Ernie Adams of Geneva, FL, Mrs. Richard Kredel of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Joe Crabtree of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Charles Osborn of Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. Alvey Gussler and Mrs. Willie Kelly, both of Columbus; Mrs. Leonard Gussler of Huntington and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 1, by Rev. Johnnie Eldridge of Flatwoods and the Rev. Paul Thompson of Columbus. Burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Garden at Flatwoods. Services were under the direction of Carmen Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1974

 

PACK, Jay

Jay Pack, 70, of 2140 Borror Road, Grove City, OH, died Friday, February 22 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and attended Pleasantview Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gypsie Pack; a daughter, Joyce M. Neeley, of route 3, Circleville, OH; a son, Randall Pack of Grove City, 2 grandchildren, two brothers, Elbert Pack of Louisa and David Pack of Adams, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday February 25, from the Pleasantview Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Sheets officiating. Interment was in the Jackson Township Cemetery in Pickaway County. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1974

 

REID, Frederick L.

1906-1974

Frederick L. Reid, 67, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in the Louisa General Hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Reid was born June 19, 1906 at Falcon, KY, a son of the late Curtis H. and Elizabeth Helton Reid. He was a retired N & W Railway Inspector, and a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 AF &AM of Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Hurley Reid; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Nelson of San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Dorothy Noe of Shelbyville, TN; a son, Lt. Col. Fred Reid, Jr., of Kingsport, TN; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Lambert of Seville, OH, Mrs. Hazel Taylor of Savannah, GA, and Mrs. Patricia Whitman of Harrisburg, PA and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Graveside rites were conducted by members of Vinson Masonic Lodge, 66, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1974

 

SKAGGS, Okie

1911-1974

Okie Skaggs, 62, of Circleville, OH, passed away Monday morning in Circleville. He was born December 18, 1911 in Louisa, a son of Herb and Polly Fyffe Skaggs. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Esther Janny Skaggs; four daughters, Mrs. Shelby Jean Gumm, Mrs. Polly Buskirk, Mrs. Virginia Boys and Mrs. Betty Sue Logsdon; nine grandchildren, all of Circleville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the First Baptist Church of Circleville with the Rev. Milton Duke officiating. Burial will be in the Springlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, OH. Friends may call at the Wellman Funeral Home, 1455 North Court Street, Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1974

 

SPARKS, Paris

1883-1974

The body of an elderly retired farmer was discovered in his home Monday by two law enforcement officers who had been alerted that the man had not been seen for several days. Paris Sparks, 90, of 302 Vinson Blvd. Louisa, apparently had been dead for several days when his body was found by Lawrence County Sheriff David Compton and Police Chief Dempsey Bradley. The sheriff said a mail carrier had alerted authorities when Mr. Sparks had not picked up his mail. Compton and Chief Bradley removed a window and found Mr. Sparks dead on the floor. He said he apparently died of natural causes and foul play is not suspected. The body was discovered about 10 a.m. Monday. Mr. Sparks was born May 13, 1883, a son of the late Richard and Melissa Brickley Sparks. He is survived by a daughter, Nina Sparks; a son, Crosby Sparks, both of Winchester; two grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in  Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1974

 

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ADKINS, Charlie (Timber)

1906-1974

Charlie (Timber) Adkins, 68, Fort Gay, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at his residence, following an extended illness. Mr. Adkins was born February 28,1 906, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Joseph and May McGee Adkins. He was a retired railroader with the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tennie Berry Adkins; two daughters, Mrs. William Hensley of Mesa, AZ and Mrs. Dick Crabtree of Fort Gay; two sons, Paul G. Adkins with the U. S. Army at Bandberg, Germany and Bobby Lynn Adkins with the U. S. Army at Charleston, WV; a stepson, Randall J. Diamond of Norwood, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lindsey Spears of Fort Gay; three half-sisters, Mrs. Steve Dillow and Mrs. Frank Hinkle, both of West Virginia, and Mrs. Paul Hensley of Detroit, MI; four half brothers, Bill, Raymond and Thurman Adkins all of West Virginia and Truman Adkins of Indiana; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartram Chapel by the Rev. Dick Maynard. Burial was in the Frazier Hill Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

ADKINS, Ollie Lee (Hewlett)

1903-1974

Mrs. Ollie Lee Adkins, 71, Louisa, died Friday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Adkins was born July 2, 1903, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late Burch and Mattie Saters Hewlett. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae Kirk of Inez, and Mrs. May Burchett of Goodyear, AZ; three sons, Willard Franklin Adkins of Pittsburgh, PA, Ernest Adkins of Ashland, and Dallis Adkins of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Evans of Columbus; three half sisters, Mrs. Maudie White and Ms. Ruby Adkins, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Reo Gifford of Huntington; a brother, Elver Hewlett of Columbus; a half brother, Junior Hewlett of Monticello, NJ; a stepmother, Mrs. Nannie Hewlett of Ashland; 35 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

AUXIER, Roosevelt

1904-1974

Roosevelt Auxier, 70, of Prichard, WV, was found dead in his barn near his home Saturday. Authorities said he died of apparent natural causes. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Auxier was born October 30, 1903, in Johnson County, a son of the late Nathaniel L. and Mary Borders Auxier. He was a farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Dr. Gwen G. Auxier, Riverside, CA and Mrs. J. Frank Preston of Allen; a brother, John G. Auxier of Prichard; two nieces and a nephew. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

BOGGS, John W.

1903-1974

John W. Boggs, 70, of 4585 Powell Road, Dayton, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born November 23, 1903 in Elliott County, KY and is survived by his wife, Ethel Berry Boggs; two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Day and Mrs. Mary Jane Wheeler, both of Dayton; six grandchildren; five sisters, Sarah Sloan of Ashland, Mrs. Vesta Leadingham of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Catherine Jenkins of Dayton, Mrs. Ruby Stoner of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Beatrice Albert of Dayton; two brothers, Mander Boggs of Washington Courthouse, OH and Jason Boggs of Dayton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at George Martin Funeral Home, Dayton. Everett Sloan officiated. Interment was at Glen Haven Cemetery, New Carlisle, OH. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1974

 

CARROLL, Blanchard Edward

1910-1974

Blanchard Edward Carroll, 63, of Switzer, WV, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at his home. A disabled miner, he was born October 19, 1910, on route 4, Louisa, a son of the late George and Mae Lester Carroll. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Bernice Carroll; one daughter, Mrs. Junior Adkins, Star Route, two sons, Gary Carroll, Ashland, KY and Glenn Carroll of Louisa; his father, George Carroll of Grayson; four sisters, Mrs. O. J. Lawson of Grayson, Mrs. G. S. Wilson , Lexington, Mrs. J. D. Shimble, Dallas, TX and Mrs. Henry Compton, Star Route, Louisa, two brothers, Willie Carroll of Mt. Clemons, MI and George Russell Carroll of St. Albans, WV; one stepson, Gary Jordan of Switzer. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

CARTER, Charles

1914-1974

Mr. Charles Carter, 59, of 7744 Jones Cook Road, Waynesville, OH, died April 2, at his home. He was born and reared in Lawrence County, KY. He was born October 18, 1914, son of the late Millard and Lou Berry Carter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Derifield Carter, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Stovall, Oregonia, OH; one son, Charles Carter, Jr., Centerville, OH; two granddaughters, and one grandson, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hill, Dayton, OH; three brothers, Kay Carter, Dayton, OH, Luther and Chester Carter, both of Tampa, FL; one uncle, Jess Berry and a host of friends and cousins of Sand Branch, KY including Dixie and Ray Carter of Catlettsburg, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Jay McDowell and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitt, Ashland, KY, Dewey Derifield, Derring, OH and David of Ironton. Funeral services were conducted at the O'Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton, 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Norman Livingston officiating, and burial was in Ice Creek Cemetery, route 1, Ironton. The Routsong Funeral Home of Dayton was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

CARTER, Charles R.

1879-1974

Charles R. Carter, 94, formerly of Fallsburg, died at 5 p.m. Friday in the Knox County General Hospital in Barboursville. Mr. Carter was born August 31, 1879, in Irad, a son of the late John B. and Lou Kuzzie Meek Carter. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Apperson Lodge 195 F &AM of Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Naaman Brainard of Elyria, OH and Mrs. James Harris of Naples, FL; two sons, Jack Carter of Manchester and James Carter of Ashland; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Crank Carter, since 1964, after a marriage of 74 years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Masonic rites were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1974

 

CARTER, Elbert

1906-1974

Elbert Carter, 67, Adams, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Louisa General Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Carter was born September24, 1906, at Adams, a son of the late Menifee and Myrtia Crance Carter. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Dry Ridge Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Moore Carter; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Webb, Mrs. Myrtia Moore and Mrs. Kathryn Barrowman, all of Columbus; four sons, Clarence Carter of Catlettsburg and Byron Eugene, and James Carter, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Estin Bernard of Catlettsburg; six half brothers, and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dry Ridge Free Will Baptist Church at Adams, by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. Wallace Adkins. Burial was in Carter family cemetery at Adams. Arrangements were under direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 18,1974

 

COMPTON, Leon

1912-1974

Funeral services for Leon T. Compton, 61, Louisa's water superintendent and a city employee for 15 years, were conducted Sunday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Buskirk and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Compton died Thursday at his residence. He was superintendent of the water plant and was the city's general supervisor, with responsibility for overseeing the maintenance of the sewage system and streets, and operation of the sanitation service. He was born August 28, 1912, in Louisa, a son of the late Jim and Rose VanHoose Compton. He was a member of United Methodist Church, president of the Eastern Kentucky Water Works Association and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Lelia (Sis) Compton, a city employee for 8 years; a brother, W. T. Compton of Edwardsville, IL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

CRABTREE, Bertha Ann (Lynch)

1889-1974

Mrs. Bertha Ann Crabtree, 84, Fort Gay, WV, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Crabtree was born June 12, 1889, at Route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Burell and Nancy Copley Lynch. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lelia Crabtree at home, and Mrs. Crilda Patton of Louisa; four sons, Lester Crabtree, at home, Russell Crabtree of Fort Gay, Lucian Crabtree of Alabama and Clarence Crabtree of Smyrna Beach, FL; two brothers, Edgar Lynch of Fort Gay and Wayne Lynch of Mansfield, OH; 21 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartram Chapel by the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Paul Mullins. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery on route 2, Fort Gay. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

DIAMOND, Frances (Rice)

1886-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Rice Diamond, 87, of 531 Boyd Street, Westwood, who died Tuesday, April 9, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Leo M. Buschur. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Diamond was born July 22, 1886, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Loar Rice. She was a resident of Ashland for 15 years and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dewitt T. Diamond; seven daughters, Mrs. Charles Workman of Louisa, Mrs. Karen Ekers of route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Virginia Ball of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan of Westwood, Mrs. Anna Vanhorn of Ashland and Mrs. Addie Vanhorn and Mrs. Jay Combs, both of Louisa; a son, Dewitt Diamond, Jr., Louisa; 49 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

FUGITT, Alice (Thompson)

1901-1974

Alice Fugitt, 72, of Grundy, VA, died April 12. She was born October 12, 1901, at Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late John and Eliza Stumbo Thompson. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) by the Rev. Olen Kearns. Burial will follow in Vinson Cemetery, Glenhayes. Surviving are two daughters, Margie Cook and Faye Mullins; four sons, Henry, John, Bill and Don, and seven grandchildren, all of Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Crawford and a brother, Ben Copley of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 18,1974

 

GILLMAN, Anna May (Huff)

1904-1974

Mrs. Anna Maye Huff Gillman, 69, of route 1, Radnor, WV, died Wednesday, April 3, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Gillman was born June 26, 1904, at River, a daughter of the late Albert Tiverton and Elizabeth Spears Huff. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lee Gillman; a daughter, Miss Naomi Gillman, Wayne, WV; a son, Leroy Gillman, route 1, Radnor, a sister, Mrs. Sibyl Huff Farley, Delbarton, WV, a brother, Charles Lee Huff, route 1, Delbarton and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brewer officiating. Burial was in Spears Cemetery at River. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

HALE, William H.

1889-1974

William H. Hale, 84, route 3, Louisa (Mattie), died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hale was born September 16, 1889, at Adams, a son of the late Ira and Martha Berry Hale. He was a member of the Mattie Methodist Church at Mattie, a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine, was a Kentucky Colonel, very active in the Republican Party in Lawrence County. His first wife, Mrs. Maude Moore Hale, died in 1960. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Talitha Kelly Hale; a daughter, Mrs. Bess Witt of Frankfort; four sisters, Mrs. Will George of Ulysses, Mrs. Stant Dean of Zabool, MO, Mrs. Drusculla Laney of Florida, and Mrs. Belvie Cundess of Washington Court House, OH; and a brother, Ira Hale of route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Goldie Moore and the Rev. Carl Hall officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by members of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

HENDERSON, Bob

1922-1974

Bob Henderson, 52, of Lowmansville, died Saturday in a Frankfort hospital of sudden illness. He was born January 10, 1922, in Weeksbury, KY, a son of Mrs. Belle Mullins Henderson of Lowmansville and the late Hubert Henderson. He was a partner in Austin Floor Covering and owner of Colonial Motel at Lowmansville. Survivors include the wife, Mary Ruth Poole Henderson, one daughter, Marsha Lee Henderson at home; one step daughter, Lois Jean Roberts of Lancaster, CA; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Goodson of Phoenix, AZ; one step grandson, John Charles Roberts of Lancaster. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones and Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, by the Rev. Bill Ford and the Rev. J. H. Burton. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

HUGHES, Henry C.

1909-1974

Henry C. Hughes, 68, route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday morning at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hughes was born September 30, 1909, at Clifford, a son of the late Nelson and Rebecca Dillon Hughes. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the United Baptist Church at Clifford. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Hammonds Hughes; four daughters, Mrs. Irene Rule, Mrs. Rebecca Bowen and Mrs. Sheby Meade, all of Orville, OH and Mrs. Norma Parsley of Fort Gay, WV; six sons, Irvin and Hobert Hughes, both of Marion, OH, Anderson, Thomas and Johnny Hughs, all of Daytona Beach, FL and Jeff Hughes of route 5, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Goble of Logan, WV; five brothers, Luther, Lewis, Willard and Millard Hughes, all of Marion and E. J. Hughes of Detroit, MI; 38 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Smith Chapel Church on route 5, Louisa by the Rev. Dave Bevins. Burial will be in the family cemetery on route 5, Louisa. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa where friends may call. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

HUGHES, Robert

1882-1974

Robert Hughes, 91, route 1, Louisa, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hughes was born November 24, 1882, in Johnson County, a son of the late J. O. and Mary Taylor Hughes. He was a retired coal miner and was a miner for 40 years. His wife, Mrs. Lizzie Castle Hughes, died in 1946. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Fannie Castle, route 1, Louisa, with whom he resided the past 37 years; a grandson, Jack Raymond Preston of Paintsville; and a great grandson, Ronnie Preston of Paintsville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church on route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. James Arthur Hayes and the Rev. Doug Fraley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

LANEY, Mike B.

1896-1974

Mike B. Laney, 78, Richardson, died Wednesday evening at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Laney was born January 7, 1896, at Blaine, a son of the late John and Alifair Thompson Laney. He was a retired employee of the Chessy System and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Richardson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jim McKinon, Mrs. Chester Runyon, and Miss Ella Laney, all of Richardson, two sons, Milton Laney of Richardson and John H. Laney of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. India Jerrold of Tampa, FL; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Richardson Chapel by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and the Rev. Willie Meade. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Richardson. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence at Richardson. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

LIVISAY, Jackson Page

1905-1974

Jackson Page Livisay, 69, Princeton, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Livisay was born May 10, 1905, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Grant and Mary Osborne Livisay. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, past president of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a graduate of West Virginia State College, received his MS degree at the University of Pittsburgh, was past president of the Mercer County Principal's Association, past president of the Mercer and McDowell Counties Teachers' Roundtable, a member of the Mercer County Retired Teachers' Association and a member of the Human Rights Committee of Princeton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tanner Jackson Livisay; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Stewart of Detroit, and Mrs. Carolyn McGhee of Landover, MD; two sons, Jackson Livisay, Jr., of Ann Arbor, MI, and W. Osborne Livisay of Piqua, OH and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

LYON, Mary Elizabeth (Bailey)

1889-1974

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lyon, 84, of Blaine, died Friday in Riverview Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lyon was born May 20, 1889, at Redbush, a daughter  of the late Andy and Hannah Skaggs Bailey. Her husband, Grover Lyon, died in 1952. Surviving are a son, Lunda Lyon of Blaine; three brothers, Sanford and Tommy Bailey, both of Keaton and Charles Bailey of Flat Gap; three grandchildren, Manual Lyon of Hammond, IN and Mrs. Andy Wheeler and Mrs. Gene Salyer, both of Blaine; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Given and the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

MARQUIS, Theodore E. Sr.

On April 14, 1974, Theodore E. Marquis, Sr., of Riverdale, MD beloved husband of Elizabeth M. Marquis, father of Carmie E. Haney, Mary E. Crown and Theodore E. Marquis, Jr., passed away. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary E. Lund and Grace L. Wells; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Hyattsville, MD today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. Big Sandy News, April 18,1974

 

MCKINSTER, Ruby (Moore)

1901-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Moore McKinster, 73, route 3, Louisa, who died Sunday in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg following an extended illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. McKinster was born February 4, 1901, at Mattie, a daughter of the late Landon T. and Lowana Thompson Moore. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Milton McKinster; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie E. Reynolds of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Bernard Duran of Mexico City, Mexico and Mrs. Nelson D. Gunter of Salem, VA; a son, Milton McKinster, Jr., of Columbus; two sisters. Mrs. Edward Kruse of Strykes, OH and Mrs. Fred Parsons of Mill Creek, WV, 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1974

 

MILLER, Florence Emily (Moore)

1892-1974

Florence Emily Moore Miller, 81, route 1, Louisa died Monday night in Louisa General Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born August 17, 1892 in Adams, a daughter of the late Wayne and Sarah Jane Ball Moore. She was a member of the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church and the Lowmansville Chapter No. 497 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Levi Miller; a son, Jerome E. Miller, route 1, Louisa; two brothers, Bascom Moore of Louisville and the Rev. William W. Moore of Louisa; several nieces and nephews, two grandchildren and a great grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Hayes and the Rev. Kay (Junior) Thompson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

MOORE, William

1910-1974

William Moore, 63, of route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday morning, April 10, at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Moore was born June 10, 1910 at Potters, a son of the late Lindsey and Fannie Adkins Moore. He was a carpenter and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Franklin Moore; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Fields of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. W. H. Collins and Mrs. Fred Caperton, both of Kenova; and six nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Emily Northup Missionary Church on route 2, Louisa, by the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Homer Burchett. Burial was in  Franklin Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

PARKER, Edward

1913-1974

Edward Parker, 60, Blaine, died Monday evening in Paintsville Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Parker was born November 17, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ruby Marion and Susan Parker, he was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norna Melvina Evans Parker; two sons, Michael Parker, Prestonsburg, and Larry Parker of Blaine; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ross and Mrs. Jenny Ruth Hughes, both of Columbus; a brother, Drew Parker of Martha; three sisters, Mrs. Tillie Lawson of Blaine, Mrs. Nora Wheeler of Louisa and Mrs. Mary Phillips of Ashland and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church by Homer Evans, minister. Burial will be in Parker Family Cemetery at Blaine. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

PENNINGTON, James Edwin

1899-1974

James Edwin Pennington, 74, Laurahill, NC, formerly of Webbville, died April 17 in North Carolina. Mr. Pennington was born July 27, 1899 in Webbville, a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Webb Pennington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosella Stoltz Pennington; two daughters, Mrs. Delorse Miller of Moore Heaven, FL and Mrs. Frances Maggard of Medesta, CA; and four sisters, Mrs. Willia Young, Mrs. Abbie Land, Mrs. Angus Perkins and Miss Eva Pennington, all of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

SAGRAVES, Effie (Fyffe)

1898-1974

Mrs. Effie V. Sagraves, 76, Louisa, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Sagraves was born April 15, 1898, at Martha, a daughter of the late Felix and Flaura Evans Fyffe. Surviving are her husband, Ova Sagraves; a daughter, Mrs. Harris Mullins of Hilliard, OH; two sons, Hollis Sagraves of Columbus and Eugene Sagraves of Mt. Sterling, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde sloen of Hilliard and Mrs. Elsie Boggs of route 1, Louisa; two brothers, Proctor Fyffe of route 1, Louisa and Duell Fyffe of Allegna, MI; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa with Rev. Bert Neal and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1974

 

SELLARDS. James

1902-1974

Funeral services for James Sellards, 72, Fort Gay, who died Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. E. E. Winters and the Rev. J. M. Lucas. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Sellards was born January 5, 1902, in Kiahsville, WV, a son of the late William Eli and Queen Victoria Spencer Sellards. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joan Madeline Nichols Sellards; three daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann Holbrook of Louisa, Mrs. Sharon Presley of Fort Gay and Mrs. Maxine Eplin of Huntington; four sons, James H. Sellards of Louisa, Curtis Sellards of Huntington, Earl Sellards of Barboursville, WV and James E Sellards of Painesville, OH; a sister, Mrs. Jane Darnell of Marion, OH, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home where friends may call and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

SMITH, Lando

1882-1974

Lando Smith, 92, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in Columbus following an extended illness. Born March 8, 1882, in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Frances Hewlett of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Grace Carroll of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Opal Rourck, of Bucyrus, OH and Mrs. Lucy Geltz, Alganac, MI, three sons, Ira Smith of Columbus, Ray Smith of Plymouth, OH, and Chester Smith of Fort Gay; 31 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Curry officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

STEELE, Emma (Diamond)

1904-1974

Mrs. Emma Steele, 70 of 891 Miriam Drive, Columbus, OH, died Tuesday of last week in Doctor's Hospital, Columbus. She was born in Kentucky, March 4, 1904, a daughter of the late Valdimer and Ida Short Diamond. she was a retired employee of Orient State Institute, Orient, OH. Surviving are a son, Hobert Steele, of Derby, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Mary ODowd of Columbus; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Hilton Diamond of Dayton, OH and George Diamond of Derby. Her husband, Lowell Steele, preceded her in death in 1959. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Porter Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, OH by the Rev. Robert McNeely. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

THOMPSON, Ward

1894-1974

Nard Thompson, 80, Louisa, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Thompson was born February 10, 1894, at Blaine, a son of the late Joe and Ida Smith Thompson. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary McKenzie Thompson, four daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Ritchie of Cleveland and Misses Louisa, Doris Faye and Wanda Sue Thompson, all at home; three sons, David Thompson of Catlettsburg, Bill Thompson, route 4, Louisa, and Danny Thompson, at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Starkey of Ashland; a brother, John Thompson of Ironton; a half brother, Bill Thompson of Ashland and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

TRIMBLE, Pierce

1895-1974

Pierce Trimble, 78, of Oil Springs, died Friday. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs and burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Among his survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Bureda Trimble Nutt of Michigan, a former Louisa resident. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

WEBB, Lindsey E.

1900-1974

Lindsey E. Webb was born December 24, 1900, the son of Benjamin and Nancy V. Webb, and died March 10,1974, at the Old Masons' Home in Shelbyville. He is survived by a brother, John; a daughter, Mrs. Carlene Carter; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was a veteran having served in the U. S. Navy during World War I and the Army in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Willard. Masonic Memorial services were held Tuesday evening, March 12 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, Wednesday funeral services were at the Brammer Gap Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating and burial was in the Memory Gardens, Grayson. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1974

 

WILEY, James Ershel

1952-1974

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday for a 21 year old Ulysses man killed in a one car crash on U. S. 23 14 miles south of Louisa, Saturday night. James Ershel Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Dr. John N. Ryan. The mishap occurred at 9:30 p.m. A passenger in the car, Dale Boyd, 19, of Louisa was taken to the Louisa General Hospital and later transferred to Cabell-Huntington Hospital where he was reported in serious condition. Kentucky State Police reports indicate the car was traveling south on old U. S. 23 when the driver apparently lost control, left the highway and crashed head-on into an embankment. Born April 12, 1952, at Ulysses, he was a son of Robert and Katie Whitt Wiley. He had been a timberman and working in Johnson County. The services were conducted at 2 p.m. at the Isaac Park Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. French Rice officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Park Cemetery. Survivors include his parents; 8 sisters, Mrs. Lacy Mills, Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. L. B. Charles, Lowmansville, Mrs. Jim Fannin of Charley and Misses Verna, Ella Faye, Amey, Martha and Vina, all at home; four brothers, Albert Wiley and George Lee Wiley, both of Lowmansville, Robert and Ray Wiley, both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Whitt of Inez, KY. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1974

 

WILLIAMS, Hardy Mayo

1907-1974

Hardy Mayo Williams, 66, of San Francisco, a native of Lawrence County, died Saturday, April 6, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dova Prince in Phoenix, AZ. He was born October 28, 1907, at Blaine, a son of the late Cambridge and Nora Boggs Williams. He was a retired electronics engineer for the city of San Francisco, a former teacher in Lawrence County school system, and served with the U. S. Navy in World War II as a Lieutenant Commander. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nova Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Dova Prince of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were April 13 at the Pinehill Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Hall. Big Sandy News, April 18,1 974

 

WILLIAMS, Lizzie (Hickman)

Mrs. Lizzie Williams, of Ulysses, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in a Paintsville nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Jane Thompson Hickman. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Robert Hickman of Mechanicsburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Belle's Chapel Church by the Rev. Willie Hayes and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Ulysses. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

YATES, Ira Edward

1916-1974

Ira Edward Yates, 58, of 3009 Simpson Road, Ashland, was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital, Saturday. Boyd County Coroner Russell Compton, ruled that Mr. Yates died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born February 14, 1916, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Rod and Blanche Johnson Yates. He was a retired ironworker and was employed at East Ashland Memorial Gardens. He was a member of the Poage Lodge R & AM. Surviving are three sons, Cecil R., Curtis E. and David Lee Yates, all of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Adkins of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Thelma White of Ashland and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

YOUNG, Thomas Monroe

1889-1974

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into the possibility of foul play in connection with the death of a Ulysses man last Friday morning. The body of Thomas Monroe Young, 84, who made his home in a trailer about 200 feet from U. S. 23 was found in the creek near his home at 4 a.m. Friday. The body was in about two feet of water and had lodged against a sandbar, about 30 feet from where it apparently had entered the creek. The investigating officer, Lawrence County Deputy Robert May, said Young's billfold was missing and he apparently had received a blow under one eye. He said an examining doctor in Ashland reported the elderly man had died of a heart attack and there was no water in his lungs. The deputy said the sheriff's department is still waiting for the official autopsy report and an inquest into the matter has been scheduled for Friday. Deputy May said Young reportedly had been carrying $600 or $700 , but the only cash found was $30 in his truck. The body was discovered by a grandson in Georges Creek. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in the Young Cemetery at Ulysses, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Surviving are a son, Owen Maurice Young, of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Burns Davis of Ulysses; six grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Mr. Young was born May 31, 1889, at Ulysses, a son of the late Marion and Elizabeth Chandler Young. He was a retired farmer. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1974

 

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ARRINGTON, Ralph Homer

1916-1974

Ralph Homer Arrington, 59, Louisa, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Arrington was born April 9, 1916, at Cordell, a son of the late Simon and Lora Cordle Arrington. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, the IOOF Lodge 270 of Louisa and the Union Association of Pipefitters, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Miller Arrington; a daughter, Mrs. Blaine Ball of route 4, Louisa, a son, Ralph Arrington, Jr., of Rush; six sisters, Mrs. Wayne Williams of Huntington, Mrs. Willie Bryant of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Homer Wells of Tifton, GA, and Mrs. Henry Krainski, Mrs. Louise Witherspoon and Mrs. Dean Wright, all of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Walter Arrington of Columbus and Fred Arrington of Louisa; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

 

BERRY, James Ashby

1906-1974

James Ashby Berry, 68, Louisa, died Thursday in Louisa General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Berry was born June 28, 1906 in Gilbert, WV, a son of the late James and Clara Rhodes Berry. He was retired from the Penn Central Railroad and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Dearborn, MI. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Lee Ratcliffe Berry; a daughter, Mrs. Madeleine Johnson of Madison Heights, MI; a so, James A Berry, Jr. of Dearborn, MI and two grandsons, Jaye Johnson and James Anthony Berry. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ralph E. Webb. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

BERRY, Roscoe

1891-1974

Roscoe Berry, 83, Blaine died Thursday at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Berry was born January 18, 1891, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Garfield and Sarah Jordan Berry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Bell Moore Berry, a sisters, Miss Madge Berry of Florida, a brother, Arthur Berry of Delaware, OH, and two half brothers, Bert and Homer Berry, both of Florida. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1974

 

BOOTH, John

1896-1974

Funeral services for John Booth, 78, of 3020 Front Street, who died Tuesday were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethal Holiness Mission by the Rev. Willie Blevins. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Mr. Booth was born January 15, 1896, in Lawrence County, a  son of the late Harrison and Massie Oley Booth. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Stewart Booth; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Hensley of Pontiac, MI and Mrs. Helen Ferguson of Springfield, OH; three sons, John H. and Jackie Booth, both of Pontiac and Virgil Booth of Lexington and several grandchildren. The body was taken from the Lazear Funeral Home to the residence of a niece at 3008 Greenup Ave. Pallbearers were Harold, Jim and John Duley, Bob Nethercutt, Wilson Hanners and Bill Hurn. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

BISHOP, Allen Fora

1887-1974

Allen Fora Bishop, 87, Blaine, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital. Mr. Bishop was born February 28, 1887, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry and Emily Lyons Bishop. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, a Kentucky colonel and a member of the Jake Rice Masonic 606 F & AM. Surviving are a niece Mrs. Ida Marie Caudill of Ashland and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. O. I. Williams. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

BLAIR, Fonda (Seagraves)

1902-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Fonda Blair, 72, Westwood, who died Tuesday, were conducted Saturday at the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Blair was born March 1, 1902, at Blaine, a daughter of Troy and Eliza Mullins Seagraves of KY 5, Ashland. Surviving in addition to her parents, are three sons, C. D. Cordle of Westwood, Cas Cordle of Ashland, and Fred Cordle of Cordell; a sister, Mrs. Arie Mae Cornette of KY 5 Ashland, twp brothers, Ova Seagraves of Louisa and Anthona Seagraves of Wakefield, OH; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

BRANHAM, Willie (Caines)

1903-1974

Mrs. Willie Caines Branham, 70, of 2106 Walnut Street, Catlettsburg, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Branham was born June 27, 1903 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Tillie Dalton Caines. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Catlettsburg, a resident of Catlettsburg, since 1909, and taught school in the Catlettsburg School system from 1921 to 1937. Her husband, Zachary Taylor Branham, died i 1971. Surviving are a son, Frank Taylor Branham of Ashland; a daughter Mrs. Julia Anne Creswell of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Anthony J. Tora of Jamestown, NY; a brother, Walter C. Caines of Mansfield, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Harry Fegan. Burial was in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

BURGESS, Lyda (Jordan)

1899-1974

Mrs. Lyda Jordan Burgess, 74, route 6, Morehead, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday at 9:35 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Burgess was born June 26, 1899, at Blaine, a daughter of the late William and Sidney Moore Jordan. Her husband, Charles Burgess died in 1973. Surviving are 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; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Hamilton of Pikeville and Mrs. Bill Adams and Miss Jennie Jordan, both of Ashland, three brothers, Lindsay Jordan of Catlettsburg, George Jordan of Chapman and Arlie Jordan of Radnor, WV; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

BUTLER, John Lawrence

1918-1974

John Lawrence Butler, 55, Blaine, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Butler was born July 7, 1918, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ralph and Martha Edwards Butler. He was a mail carrier for 19 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emogene Meade Butler, two sisters, Mrs. Lorain Burton and Miss Mildred Butler; both of Blaine; two brothers, Raymond Butler of Louisa and Charles Butler of Blaine; a great niece and three nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

CASTLE, Hilda (Davis)

1887-1974

Mrs. Hilda Castle, 86, Ulysses, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Castle was born September 10, 1887, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Willia and Maducie Derossett Davis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lon Castle; five sisters, Mrs. Hattie Price of Ulysses, Mrs. Mae Jacoby of Columbus, Mrs. Callie Preston and Mrs. Okie Weitert, both of Phoenix, and Mrs. Canna Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, OH and three brothers, Burns Davis of Ulysses, Dennis Davis of Columbus and Alton Davis of Punta Gorda, FL. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Grove Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

CASTLE, Mary Margaret (Daniels)

1918-1974

Mrs. Mary Margaret Castle, 56, Louisa, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born March 4, 1918, at Lowmansville, a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Daniels. Surviving are her husband, George Castle; four daughters, Mrs. Hansel Wiley of Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Bob Herman of Dayton, OH< Mrs. Roberta Farris of Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Castle of Hollands, OH; three sons, James Wiley of Hollands, OH, Kenneth Wiley of Berlin Heights and Charles Wiley of Columbus, 21, grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Himman Funeral Home in Berlin Heights, OH. Burial will follow in a cemetery there. The body has been sent from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa to the funeral home in Berlin Heights where friends may call. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

CHILDERS, Penola (Runyons)

1908-1974

Mrs. Penola Childers, 66, Richardson, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the residence of a daughter, with whom she resided, following an extended illness. Mrs. Childers was born March 8,1 908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jack and Agnes Fitch Runyons. She was a member of the New Mt. Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dan Jordan of route 2, Louisa; two sons, Joe and Bill Childers, both of route 2, Louisa, 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the New Mt. Zion United Baptist church at Richardson by the Rev. Arthur Preece, the Rev. Earl Meade, and the Rev. Elzie Banks. Burial was in Childers Cemetery at Richardson. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

CLEVENGER, Leo

1903-1974

Leo Clevenger, 70, route 2, Grayson, died Sunday morning in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Clevenger was born June 20, 1903, at Webbville, a son of the late Elbert and Eliza Holbrook Clevenger. He was a retired mine foreman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Webb Clevenger; three sons, Elbert Clevenger of

Grandville, OH; Walton Clevenger of Vandalia, MO and Robert A. Clevenger of Galena, OH, Luther Clevenger of St. Albans, WV and Tom H. and Donald Clevenger, both of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Gee of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Clifford Woods. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1974

 

COMPTON, Jim

1880-1974

Jim Compton, 94, Louisa, died Thursday, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Compton was born March 30, 1880, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Julie Ann Cooksey Compton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nola Roberts Compton; nine daughters, Mrs. Lucille Burrier of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Ruby Moore of Madison, IN, Mrs. Eula Hughes of Louisa, Mrs. Bessie Hanna and Mrs. Arnleah Ashley, both of Columbus, Mrs. Opal Webb of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Loray Frasher of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Olive Wilson of Mount Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Tobi Ann Roberts of Louisa; six sons, Edgar Compton of Marysville, OH, Lucien and Jimmy Compton, both of Columbus, Henry Compton of Louisa, Drew Compton of Groveport, OH, and Tommy Compton of Grafton, OH; a brother, Jay Compton of Louisa; 51 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes, the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1974

 

COOKSEY, Charlie

1901-1974

Charlie Cooksey, 72, of Louisa, died Thursday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Wayne-Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. Mr. Cooksey was born June 4, 1901 in Louisa, a son of the late Andy and Lillie Christian Cooksey. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a son, Paul R. Cooksey of St. Claire Shore, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Nona Webb of Ashland and Mrs. Ada Wright of Chillicothe, OH; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1974

 

CRAFT, Opal (Woods)

1905-1974

Mrs. Opal Woods Craft, 69, Grandview Manor, Catlettsburg, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Craft was born April 15, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Carter Woods. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Craft; a brother, Richard Woods, route 1, Ashland, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Moore of Argillite and Mrs. Vergie Enyart of Mollisa, WV. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. E. A. Curry. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

CUNNINGHAM, Lena (Lawson)

1888-1974

Mrs. Lena L. Cunningham, 85, of Columbus, OH, formerly of route 4, Louisa, KY, died Saturday at a Columbus hospital after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fallsburg Tabernacle at Fallsburg, KY, by the Rev. Jack Perry and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa, KY. She was born October 14, 1888, in route 4, Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Press and June Fraley Lawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Cunningham, who died in 1966 and one son. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Roush, Mrs. Nellie Adams, Mrs. Arzettie Hooser, and Mrs. Eva Jane Saulters, all of Columbus, OH; three sons, Vernard Cunningham, Donald Cunningham, August Cunningham, all of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, May 30,1974

 

DIXON, Janet

Janet Dixon, infant daughter of Ray and Mary Mills Dixon of Louisa, died at birth Monday in Louisa General Hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents, are a brother, Ray Dixon, Jr., at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dixon of Louisa; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Mills of Louisa. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Dixon Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30,1 974

 

KITTS, Arthur

1903-1974

Arthur Kitts, 70, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Oak Fort Gay, by Gallie Isaac and Everett Meddings, ministers. Burial was in Kitts family cemetery in Fort Gay. Mr. Kitts was born June 10, 1903, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Harvey and Guzzie Robertson Kitts. He was a retired employee for the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Workman Kitts; six sons, William J., Arthur K. Jr., and Donald R. all of Fort Gay, Charles E. Kitts of Augusta, GA, Paul L. Kitts of Martell, OH, and James L. Kitts of Salt Petre, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Robertson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ray Porter of Lavalette, WV and Garnett Kitts of Fort Lauderdale; four brothers, Wayne and Chester Kitts both of Fort Gay, and Harvey and ??? Kitts, both of Mansfield, OH; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

MCCORMICK, Nellie (Church)

1892-1974

Mrs. Nellie McCormick, 81, route 4, Louisa, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. McCormick was born April 29, 1892, at Denton, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Fannin Church. She was a member of the Denton Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, John McCormick; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Gehringer of Flatwoods, Mrs. Flora Hutchinson of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Lunsford of San Antonio, TX, and Mrs. Florence Cooper of Gainesville, FL; three sons, Virgil McCormick of West Jefferson, OH, Curt McCormick of route 4, Louisa, and John A. McCormick of route 1, Ashland, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in McCormick family cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

MCREYNOLDS, Nola (Graham)

Mrs. Nola McReynolds, 79, route 2, Catlettsburg, died May 15 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. McReynolds was born January 22, 1894 at route 1, Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late William and Rachel Lemaster Graham. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Orr of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Violet Simpson of El Cajon, CA, and Mrs. Biddie Hensley of route 2, Catlettsburg; two sons, William E. McReynolds and George E. McReynolds of Inland City, AL; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Blackburn and Mrs. Julie Belcher, both of Kenova; two brothers, Hobert Graham of Midway, OH and Walter Graham of route 5, Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Kelly Castle. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

MONTGOMERY, Delphia (McCloud)

Mrs. Delphia Montgomery, 86, of Charlotte, NC, died April 19, at 10:58 p.m. She was a former resident of route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Montgomery was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Montgomery in 1943. She is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Williams, Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Helen Ratcliffe, Johnson City, TN, Mrs. Janice Curry, Delberton, WV, Mrs. Julia Ward, Grundy, VA. Mrs. Sylvia Palmer, Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Mary Fern Murray, Elmhurst, IL, and Mrs. Alice Fay Richardson, of Columbus, OH, two sons, Robert Montgomery, Palmersville, TN, Charles Montgomery of Matewan, WV; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Marcum, Naugatuck, WV, and one brother, Andrew McCloud, Glenhayes, WV. Funeral services were held at the Saltpetre Community Church with the Rev. Carl Hall, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

MULLINS, Robert

1900-1974

Robert Mullins, 74, route 2, Louisa, died Friday in a local nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Mullins was a son of the late Robert and Liddy Thompson Mullins. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elbert Ball of Catlettsburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

O'DANIEL, William H.

1888-1974

William H. O'Daniel, 88, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. O'Daniel was born March 22, 1888 in Lawrence county, a son of the late Thomas and Catherine Sperry O'Daniel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Berry O'Daniel who died in 1939. He was a member of I.O.O. F. Lodge 270, of Louisa. Last rites were conducted Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home at Louisa. Surviving are three sons, Herman O'Daniel of Catlettsburg, and Lucien and John O'Daniel both of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Madge Diamond of Rush; a sister, Mrs. Curt Davis of Prichard, WV; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the funeral home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Short Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mary 23, 1974

 

PFOST, J.

Mr. J. Pfost of Shelbyville, KY, formerly of Lawrence County passed away Tuesday May 21, in Shelbyville, Mr. Pfost was married to the former Cosby Alley. He was a brother in law of Mrs. Bennie Fugate and Lester Alley of Louisa and also an uncle of Miss Juanita Fugate. The attended the funeral which was held in Shelbyville. Big Sandy News, May 30,1 974 (See June obituaries)

 

PHILPOTT, Tony

1901-1972

Tony Philpott, 72, St. Albans, WV, died Friday afternoon in the Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, WV following a short illness. Mr. Philpott was born June 19, 1901, at Avondale, WV, a son of the late J. S. and Emma Smith Philpott. He was a retired clerk with the Chessie System and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Miller Philpott; two daughters, Mrs. Lola Spangler and Mrs. Jackie Wallis; both of Akron, OH; two sons, Taylor E. Philpott of Cleveland and Robert V. Philpott of Saquoit, NY; two stepsons, Phillip and Huey Hanshaw, both of St. Albans; a sister, Mrs. Sophia Peters, of route 1, Fort Gay; and two brothers, Taylor B. Philpott of route 1, Fort Gay and Clarence Philpott of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Philpott family cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

PORTER, Walter

1898-1974

Funeral services for Walter Porter, 75, Fort Gay, WV, who died Saturday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson's Chapel at Route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Porter was born August 8, 1898, route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Workman Porter. He was self employed. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Thompson Porter; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Adkins of route 1, Radnor, WV, Mrs. Ruth Rice of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Vangie Pratt of route 1, Radnor, WV three Jack...rest is missing. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

PRESTON, James C.

1904-1974

James C. Preston, 70 years old, passed away at his home in Portsmouth, OH, Thursday, April 18. He was a native Lawrence Countian. Mr. Preston was employed with Williams Manufacturing Company for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Preston, two daughters, Betty and Peggy of Dayton, OH and was a brother-in-law of Mr. Tobe Chandler of Louisa. Funeral services were held in Portsmouth Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Nazarene Church and burial was in Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

PRESTON, Mae

1893-1974

Miss Mae Preston, 80, Huntington, died at 12:39 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Preston was born October 22, 1893, at Patrick, a daughter of the late Lafe and Sarah Jane Parks Preston. She was a member of the Methodist Church and retired after 30 years with the C & P Telephone Co. of Williamson, WV. Surviving is a brother, Marcus D. Preston of Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery at Patrick. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

PRITCHARD, James W.

1898-1974

James W. Prichard, 76, Garrett, died Wednesday at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Pritchard was born January 14, 1898, in Louisa, a son of the late Phillip and Anne Fletcher Pritchard. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louvena  Tyree Pritchard; four sons, Roy Pritchard of Franklin, OH, Wesley Pritchard of Newport Ridge, FL, R. C. Pritchard of Reynoldsburg, OH an Douglas Pritchard of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Julie Case of Garrett and Mrs. Paula Sue Smith of North Judson, IN; a brother, Charles Pritchard of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at noon Saturday at the Garrett Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery at Blackey. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

RICE, Nollie

1898-1974

Nollie Rice, 75, of 2251 Thomas Street, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Greenbo Lake following a sudden illness. Mr. Rice was born August 18, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Eastham Rice. He was a retired custodian at Hager School. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Lester Rice; a son, Paul Rice of Westwood, a sister, Mrs. W. K. Queen of Westwood; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

RITZ, Mary Frances (Billups)

1878-1974

Mary Frances Ritz, 96, of Louisa, died Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Harmon Wellman. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mrs. Ritz was born April 18, 1878, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Frances Wellman Billups. She was a retired Illinois School teacher and a member of the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church at Fort Gay. Her husband, Oliver Ritz died in 1939. Surviving are a brother, Bert Billups of Akron, OH and several nieces and nephews. Those from out of town attending the funeral services last Saturday of Mrs. Mary Frances Billups Ritz included Mr. and Mrs. Leon Billups of Akron, OH, Mr. and Mrs. William Wollerton, Mrs. Paul Thacker of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Creighton Chambers, Lee Stewart, Mrs. Lucy Taylor of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Jay New, Mrs. Hessie Hall, Mrs. Mary See, Mrs. Grace Thompson, Jack Taylor Billups, Auxier Preston and W. R. Frasher of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mary 30, 1974

 

SCARBERRY, Ella (Swimm)

1896-1974

Mrs. Ella Swimm Scarberry, 77, Catlettsburg, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Scarberry was born November 18, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Floyd and Martha Davis Swimm. She was a resident of Catlettsburg for the past 40 years and a member of the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington. Surviving are her husband, Tom Scarberry; three sons, Curtis Scarberry of Lavalette, WV, and Clyde and Donald Scarberry, both of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Hewlett of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Pearl Mitchell of Columbus, Mrs. Charlene Ramey of Huntington, and Mrs. Betty Daniel of West Alexandria, OH and two brothers, Denver Swimm of Columbus and Edgar Castle of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Kilgore  & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Paul S. Warren. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1974

 

SENTERS, Bill R.

1936-1974

Bill R. Senters, 37, route 3, Ashland, was dead on arrival at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at King's Daughters' Hospital, following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Senters was born November 30, 1936, in Lawrence County, a son of Andrew and Dorothy Lemaster Senters of Ashland. He was a bricklayer, lived most of his life in Boyd County, was a member of the First Christian Church of Catlettsburg, and was a member of the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasters International Union 18557. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Smith Senters; two daughters, Misses Diana and Jamie Senters both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Thursa Lemaster of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Lowe of Westwood and Mrs. Bonnie Gillum of Greenup and two brothers, James and Larry Senters both of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Elmo Sturgill. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1974

 

SMITH, Hubert D.

Hubert D. Smith, 78, a native of Blaine, and retired employee of Houch Furniture Store in Grayson, died Wednesday in a Portsmouth hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lulu Sparks Smith. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Brock Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

SPARKS, William D.

William D. Sparks, 63, a native of Lawrence County, died Saturday night in Portsmouth. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Tressie Bailey of Martha. Funeral services were conducted today First Church of Nazarene in Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

STEVENS, Fred

1887-1974

Fred Stevens, 87, of 4812 Williams Avenue, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Stevens was born February 15, 1887, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Hester Johnson Stevens. He was a retired auto repairman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Lester Stevens; four sons, Larry Stevens of Coal Grove, Walter and Ishmael W. Stevens both of Ashland and Bernard Stevens of Venice, FL; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bollmeyer of Warrenburg, MO, Mrs. Jackie Smedley and Mrs. Alice Preece, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Jean Howell of Worthington; a brother, Ollie Stevens of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Lena Stevens of Branchland, WV; 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Neal. Burial was in Stevens Cemetery at Durbin. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

STEWART, Harry

1895-1974

Harry Stewart, 78, Prichard, WV, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Veteran Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Stewart was born September 1, 1895, at Prichard, son of the late Mack and Emma Perry Stewart. He was a veteran of World War I. and an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 40 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Carol Dawn Stewart at home; a sister, Mrs. Dency Hazlett of Prichard; two half sisters, Mrs. Elva Peery of Lincoln Park, MI and Mrs. Lucille Skeens of Hamilton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Prichard Methodist Church by the Rev. Glen Day and the Rev. Eades Selby. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

THOMPSON, Isabelle (Burton)

1891-1974

Mrs. Isabelle Thompson, 82, route 1, Louisa, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Louisa General Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born August 9, 1891, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Jeff and Nancy Jane Kitchen Burton. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Erie Ball and Mrs. Goldie Lambert both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Carrie Snyder of Aliquipps, PA, Mrs. Hope Moore of Pataskala, OH, Mrs. Fannie Haden of Baden, PA and Mrs. Frankie Hayes of Lowmansville; three sons, Robert and Grover Thompson, both of route 1, Louisa and Howard Thompson of Aliquippa, PA; 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Little Blaine United Baptist Church by Elder Flem Arrowood. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

TRIPLETT, Marjorie (Miller)

1900-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Triplett, 73, Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Miller Cemetery. Mrs. Triplett was born August 10, 1900, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late John R. and Josephine Thompson Miller. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Allen of McGuffey, OH, Mrs. Homer Wolfe of Black Lick, OH, Mrs. Kenneth Carter and Mrs. Nan Clark, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Emma Dittmer of Cincinnati, OH; six sons, Raymond Triplett of Columbus, John R. , Randall Lee and Samuel W. Triplett, all of Pataskala, OH, George W. Triplett of Ironton, OH, and Ezra Triplett of Black Lick, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Senters of Betsy Layne, Mrs. Elizabeth Judd of Drift, Mrs. Ernie Thompson, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Ralph Arrington and Mrs. J. P. Hinkle, both of Louisa; two brothers, Jay R. Miller of Louisa and Edward Miller, of route 1, Louisa; 42 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

WEBB, Bernard M.

1918-1974

Bernard M. Webb, 55, of 4576 Shannon Drive, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Webb was born September 23, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Bertha Ward Webb of Ashland and the late Frank Webb. He was a salesman, attended the Rockdale Freewill Baptist Church, and formerly operated the Smoke House on U. S. 60. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Harris; two sons, Phillip Martin Webb of Ashland and Gary Webb, of route 2, Ashland; a brother, Clynard Webb of San Mateo, Ca and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Rockdale Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Adams and Arthur Moore. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 30,1974

 

WHITE, Esther Lucille (Russell)

1902-1974

Mrs. Esther Lucille Russell White, 71, Stow, OH, formerly of Buchanan, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Medi Center in Stow following an extended illness. Mrs. White was born December 28, 1902, at Pomeroy, OH, a daughter of the late Samuel and Dolly Smith Russell. She was a retired postal official at Buchanan, a member of the Church of God  at Akron, OH and resided in Stow for 9 years. Her husband, Curtis S. White, die din 1964. Surviving are a son, Russell S. White of Stow, with whom she resided; three brothers, Leslie Russell of Springfield, OH and Alpha and Willard Russell, both of Pomeroy, OH; four grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. William Dobben and the Rev. J. D. Ellington. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1974

 

WILKS, Henry Clay

1892-1974

Henry Clay Wilks, 81, route 1, Webbville, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Wilks was born December 26, 1892, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Robert and Mary Vickers Wilks. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Elswick Wilks; three daughters, Mrs. Acie Adams of route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Billie Burton and Mrs. James T. Dowling, both of Columbus, OH; four sons, Albert and Elmer Wilks, both of route 1, Webbville, William Wilks of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Thompsie Wilks of Columbus, OH; 40 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Jarrett Caudill. Burial was in the Wilks Cemetery at route 1 Webbville. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1974

 

YOUNG, Roberta (Raines)

1927-1974

Roberta Raines Young, 47, of Akron, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV passed away Friday May 3, at her home. Mrs. Young was born April 3, 1927 at Fort Gay and was the daughter of the late C. E. Raines and Rebecca Lynch Raines. Survivors include the husband, D. W. Yong, one son, Chuck at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Collins of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Mickey Campbell of Fort Gay. Burial was Monday, May 6, in Akron, OH. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1974

 

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BLACKBURN, Ella (Curnutte)

1890-1974

Mrs. Ella Blackburn, 84, Louisa, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in King's Daughters' Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Blackburn was born January 9, 1890, at Mattie, a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Moore Curnutte. Her husband, A. W. Blackburn, died 1958. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Thelma Chapman, Mrs. Maxine Yinger, Mrs. Nevelyn Elkins and Mrs. Phyllis Hayes, all of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Sowers and Mrs. Gwendolyn Sanger, both of Oak Hill, WV, and Mrs. Pearl Short of Louisa; three sons, Edgel Blackburn of Weeksbury and Clinton and Payton Blackburn, both of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eva Moore of Adams; a sister, MRs. Emma Barker of Columbus, four brothers, Tom Curnutte of Apple Grove, WV, Alva Curnutte of Fallsburg, Mart Curnutte of Ashland and Arlie Curnutte of Columbus; 45 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1974

 

BORDERS, John Grant

1880-1974

John Grant Borders, Sr., 94, of Keyrock, WV, died June 17, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, WV after a long illness. Mr. Borders was born January 25, 1880, at Richardson, KY, a son of the late Wallace and Tilda Runyon Borders. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Dale Borders. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Rockcastle Baptist Church for 32 years. Surviving are four sons, John Jr., and Mart Borders of Keyrock, Andrew Borders of Gainesville, FL, Ernest Borders of Freeburn, KY; three daughters, Garnet Cumby of Mansfield, OH, Broolky England of Hanover, WV, Alice Pack of Matheny, WV, a brother, Mart Borders of Switzer, WV; 30 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 34 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Rockcastle Baptist Church at East Pineville, WV by the Rev. Harry Davis and the Rev. Harry Stevens. Burial was in Grant Borders Cemetery at Match Creek, KY. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1974

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BURGESS, Dora (Wilson)

1880-1974

Mrs. Dora Burgess, 91, of 2140 Mantz Street, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Burgess was born September 13, 1880, at route 1, Louisa,  a daughter of the late Marion and Marrah McClure Wilson. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, A. P. Burgess, died in 1932. Surviving are two sons, Marion Thomas Burgess, of route 2, Louisa and George Burgess of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Burke of Hellier and Mrs. Akers of Richmond, VA; a brother, Thomas Wilson of route 1, Webbville; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in Burgess Cemetery, at route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1974

 

CARTER, Livenia (Kitchen)

1883-1974

Mrs. Livenia Kitchen Carter, 91, Ashland, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born September 2, 1883, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Martha Cooksey Kitchen. She was a member of the Webb Chapel Church for 50 years. Her husband, George Carter, died in 1949. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dee Wright of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Chester Jobe of Columbus, OH; six sons, Eskel Carter of Louisa, Willard and Lennie Carter, both of Kingston, OH, Raymond Carter of Catlettsburg, James Carter of Ashland and Arnold Carter of Columbus; 27 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. James Hay. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1974

 

DAMRON, Lanie (Watts)

1892-1974

Mrs. Lanie Damron, 82, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Damron was born January 11, 1892, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Marion and Frances Robertson Watts. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Artrup, Mrs. Shilrey Hunt and Mrs. Raymond Hardwick, all of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. James Hunt of Chicago; three sons, Wetzel and Walter Ferguson, both of Mansfield, OH and Vince Damron, Jr., of Radnor, WV; 20 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Everett Meddings and the Rev. Jessie Ramey. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery at Radnor, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1974

 

DIAMOND, Dewitt Talmadge

1881-1974

Dewitt Talmadge Diamond, 93, of 532 Boyd Street, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Addie Vanhorn of Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born March 1, 1881, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David and Emiline Bradley Diamond. His wife, Mrs. Fannie Rice Diamond, died April 9. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are six other daughters, Mrs. Karen Ekers, Mrs. Anna Vanhorn, and Mrs. Dorothy Jordan, all of Ashland, Mrs. Rose Combs of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Virginia Ball of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Bernice Workman of star Route Louisa; a son, Dewitt Diamond, Jr. of Star Route Louisa; 49 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Leo Buschur. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1974

 

EVERETT, Stephen

EVERETT, Nancy (Caudill)

EVERETT, Patsy

A head on collision in Florida takes the lives of three young people. On June 5, 1974, Stephen Everett, his wife Nancy Caudill Everett and Patsy Everett, sister to Stephen, all 19 and 20 years of age, were killed when hit head on by anther car. Nancy Caudill Everett is survived by her parents, Curtis and Jane Caudill, Brooksville, FL; one brother Daniel and one sister Vickie, both at home. The grandparents are Lester and Thelma Chambers of Brooksville, FL and Earl and Lelia Caudill of route 1, Louisa. Nancy was a member of the Amelia Baptist Church. Funeral services for all three took place June 8, and all were laid to rest side by side in Cycoda Cemetery at Tarpan Springs, FL. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1974

 

HALBERT, Anna Jane (O'Neal)

Mrs. Anna Jane O'Neal Halbert of Metairie, LA, formerly of Louisa, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday following a sudden illness. Mrs. Halbert was born at Louisa, a daughter of the late Clem and Elizabeth Vinson O'Neal. She was an Army nurse during World War II, a public health nurse for 15 years, and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a graduate of the Good Samaritan Hospital's School of Nursing in Lexington. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jane Norton of Metairie; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Naighburger of Charlton Heights, WV and Mrs. Georgia Nelson of Louisa; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the First Methodist Church in Louisa, by Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Military services were conducted at graveside. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1974

 

HAYES, James A.

1896-9174

James A. Hayes, 77, died Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born June 12, 1896, at Adams, a son of the late Matthew and Julia McKinster Hayes. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the Carters Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phoebe Hayes; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Jarrell of Columbus and two sons, Mack Hayes of Columbus and Jack Hayes of Adams; eight sisters, Mrs. Emma Gallion of California, Mrs. Adrella Spencer of Louisa, Mrs. Tessie Pennington of Canton, OH, Mrs. Goldie Kazee, Mrs. Bertie Miller, Mrs. Tina Weber and Mrs. June Short, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Jewell Blackburn of route 1, Louisa, four brothers, Oscar Hayes of Laurelville, OH, Alva Hayes of Columbus, Otis Hayes of Pataskala, OH, and Carl Hayes of Lancaster, OH; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Dry Ridge Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1974

 

JARRELL, Ebby

1905-1974

Ebby Jarrell, 69, Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Jarrell was born March 6, 1905 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Wayne and Rebecca Whitt Jarrell. He was a retired former employee of the N & W Railroad Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgie Lloyd Jarrell; a daughter, Miss Kathy Jarrell, at home; four sons, Lindsey and the Rev. Paul Jarrell, both of Rittman, OH, Charles Jarrell of route 1, Fort Gay, and Artie Jarrell of Cedar Heights, Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Endicott and Mrs. Glen Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Paul Schwann of Jeromesville, OH and Mrs. John Alument of Mansfield, OH and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bartrams Chapel Church by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. R. E. Cavins. Burial was in Jarrell Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1974

 

JOHNSON, Elbert J.

Elbert J. Johnson, Indianapolis, formerly of Fallsburg, died Sunday evening in Indianapolis. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Curnutte Cemetery at Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1974

 

KELLEY, Ibbie (Hutchinson)

1909-1974

Mrs. Ibbie Kelley, 65, Martha, died Sunday in the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Kelley was born January 12, 1909, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late W. W. and Amanda Fyffe Hutchinson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Keaton. Surviving are her husband, Virgil Kelley, two daughters, Mrs. Rowena May of Lexington and Miss Doris Jean Kelley at home; a brother, Clyde Hutchinson of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Keaton United Baptist Church by Elders J. T. Bailey and Arnold Reed. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1974

 

 

MCCLURE, Eugene Thomas

1891-1974

Eugene Thomas McClure, 83, of Chapin, died Monday night in Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia. Born in Louisa, KY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Geneva Muncy McClure. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and member of the Masons. He worked with Clemson University and later was dairyman for the S.C. State Hospital. He was first married to the late Louise Bush McClure. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Littlejohn McClure; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Bell of Walhalla, SC; a sister, Mrs. Derece Preston of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at St. Johns Lutheran Church by the Rev. George Shealy. Burial was in the church cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1974

 

PFOST, Jay

1900-1974

Jay Pfost, 74, formerly of Lawrence county, died May 21 at Shelbyville, KY. He was born March 14, 1900, a son of the late W. B. Pfost. He was retired from the Bell Telephone Company where he had been employed for more than 40 years. Survivors include the widow, Cosby Alley Pfost; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Mitchel of New Castle, KY, Mrs. John James of Pleasureville, KY, Mrs. Harold Dodson of Centreville, VA; one son, William T. Pfost of Paducah, KY, one sister, Mrs. Charles Arrington of Hardy, KY; two brothers, John Pfost of route 4, Louisa, Charles Pfost of Columbus, OH, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 23 from the Shannon Funeral Home. Burial was in Shelbyville. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1974

 

RICE, Oscar

1890-1974

Mr. Oscar Rice, 83, of Louisa, KY, died Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted Saturday 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church at Louisa, KY, by Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. He was born September 19, 1890 in Asa Creek, KY, a son of the late German and Mary Adams Rice. He was a former teacher in Johnson County, former county extension agent in Pike County, former 4-H extension agent in Floyd County, KY, presently retired C & O cashier and clerk. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. Survivors include the wife, Prudence Rice; one daughter, Mrs. George Mays, Louisa, KY; two sons, Marvin Rice of Huntington, WV, Attorney Edwin D. Rice of Ashland, KY and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1974

 

RIGSBY, Ivory

1912-1974

Ivory Rigsby, 62, Martha, was dead on arrival about 11 a.m. Monday at a Louisa hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Rigsby was born February 17, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired oil field worker.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Ferguson Rigsby; four sons, Lowell J. Rigsby of Isonville, Edgel Rigsby of Gallipolis, OH, Wendell Rigsby of Martha and Thomas Rigsby of Dayton, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Lee Skaggs of Sharpsburg, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of West Liberty, Mrs. Ilene Wellman of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Glenda Perry of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Thompson, Webbville, Mrs. Opal Gilliam of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Madelyn Kelley of Keaton and Mrs. Audrey Davidson of Louisa; four brothers, John, Curt and Jackie Rigsby, all of Keaton and Hobart Rigsby of Blaine; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence by Elders Robie Ferguson and Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Funeral services are under the direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1974

 

SMITH, Darrell

1956-1974

Darrell Smith, 17, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born July 8, 1956 in Louisa, a son of Fred and Wanda Robertson Smith of route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Loretta Smith, at home, a brother, Zandell Smith, at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Sr. route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the home by the Rev. Everett Medding. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery. Young Funeral Home in Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27,1 974

 

SPEARS, Lindsay

1898-1974

Funeral services for Lindsay Spears, 76, Fort Gay, WV, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Bartram Chapel Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Spears was born May 1, 1898, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Isadora Robertson Spears. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Vinson Lodge No. 66, F & AM at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Adkins Spears; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Jackson of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Agnes Hardwich and Mrs. Wanda Robertson, both of Fort Gay; a son, Ralph Spears; five sisters, Mrs. Clara Wellman, Mrs. Mary See, Mrs. Alice Crabtree, and Mrs. Jenny Wilson, all of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Okie Shepherd of Coal Grove; two brothers, Luther Spears of Fort Gay and Thirl Spears of Mansfield, OH; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1974

 

VANHOOSE, Charles C. Jr.

1918-1974

Charles C. VanHoose, Jr., 55, of Warren, MI, died May 21, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born June 5, 1918, a son of Mrs. Sue VanHoose of Fort Gay, WV, and the late C. C. VanHoose. He was a signal maintainer for the Penn Central Railroad. Funeral services were conducted May 28, at the Lyle Elliot Funeral Home, Warren, MI by the Rev. Wallace Zink. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery at Warren. Six member of the U. S. Marine Corps served as pallbearers. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary; four sons, Charles III, Mark, John and Morgan; a daughter, Elizabeth, three grandchildren, a brother, Russell VanHoose of Allen Park, MI; and two sisters, Roberda Lane of Florida and Charlotte Baker of Barstow, CA. VanHoose enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1940 and volunteered for duty with "Carlson's Raiders" in 1941. He participated in the battle of Midway Island, and the invasion of the Solomon Islands and in a five week extended operation in the jungles of Guadalcanal when the "Raiders" were dropped behind enemy lines and were credited with killing 400 and destroying five enemy bases, with a loss of 17 Marines. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1974

 

WHEELER, Troy

1902-1974

Troy Wheeler, 72, Louisa, died Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in Wheeler family cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was born April 23, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Josh and Mimia Chandler Wheeler. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Travis Wheeler, a daughter, Mrs. Louisa Keefer of Columbus; three sons, Elmer Wheeler of Blaine and Earl and Francis Wheeler both of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ina Greene of Paintsville; 9 grandchildren, a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 20,1 974

 

YOUNG, Norman

1899-1974

Norman Young, 75, of 429 38th Street, Catlettsburg, died at 11:25 p.m. Saturday in King's Daughters' Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Young was born March 12, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late J. B. and Sarah Jane Young. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Morley Young and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Burns Hogan and the Rev. John Dean. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1974

 

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ADAMS, Eldred E.

1907-1974

Funeral services for Eldred E. Adams, 66, Louisa city attorney and former circuit judge, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Thursday afternoon moments after collapsing on the sidewalk near The Big Sandy News office. He had just finished representing the city of Louisa in a hearing before Circuit Judge W. D. Sparks, and had stopped in the News office to pick up a copy of last week's newspaper. He was rushed to the emergency room of the Louisa General Hospital where efforts to revive him failed. He was born August 21, 1907, at Adams, a son of the late Monroe and Lela Hayes Adams. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U. S. Army. In January, 1954, he was appointed by Gov. Lawrence Weatherby to serves as judge of the 24th Judicial District of Kentucky, composed of Lawrence, Martin and Johnson counties. He served as judge for two years, filling the unexpired term of James W. Turner of Paintsville, who had retired.

 

A graduate of the University of Kentucky with AB and LLB degrees, he began practicing law in Louisa in 1930. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States on May 5, 1942 and was Staff Judge Advocate of the United Kingdom Based in London at the time of his release from the armed forces. Mr. Adams was a member of the Kentucky and Lawrence County Bar Association, a director of the First National Bank of Louisa, secretary-treasurer of the Big Sandy Publishing Co. and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mrs. Frances Flowers Adams, a son, Capt. Eldred Edward Adams, Jr., a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Air Force, stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL; a daughter, Mrs. James Hazlett, an attorney in Ann Arbor, MI and two grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dr. Phillip Carter, Dr. Hobert Lester, Dr. John N. Ryan, Joe Rice, Jess Lyon, John Lee Burton and Joe Young. Honorary pallbearers were member of the Lawrence County Bar Association. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

CHAPMAN, Clarence Edward

1906-1974

Clarence Edward Chapman, 67, route 1, Louisa, died Saturday morning in a Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Chapman was born September 12, 1906, in Chapman, a son of the late John and Isabelle Perry Chapman. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Chessie System and was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Frazier Chapman, four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Hill of Somerset, PA, Mrs. donna Wellman of Cleveland, Mrs. Isabelle Roberts of Louisa and Mrs. Emily Senters of Ashland; two sons, Clarence Chapman, Jr., and John Chapman, both of route 1, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Emily Hancock of Canal Fulton, OH; two brothers, Bill Chapman and Clyde Chapman, both of Canal Fulton; two half brothers, George Smith of Louisa and John Smith of route 1, Louisa; a half sister, Mrs. Lyda Wooten of Chapman; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. William R. Teems. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Chapman. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

CHAPMAN, Luther C.

1890-1974

Luther C. Chapman, 84, passed away June 25 in a Portsmouth hospital. He was born March 8, 1890, at Yorkville, WV, a son of the late George Ed and Mary E. Chapman. He was a World War I veteran and served 50 years with the Norfolk & Western Railway System, was a member and past Deacon of the Temple Baptist Church, Portsmouth, OH. He is survived by a son, L. C. Chapman, Jr., of Portsmouth, OH, a brother, F. Trimble Chapman of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mayme Compton of St. Albans, WV and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

COPLEY, Corda Lee (Ratliff)

1923-1974

Mrs. Corda Lee Copley, 51, route 1, Crum, WV, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born January 25, 1923 at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and Florence Copley Ratliff. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Raymond Copley; two daughters, Mrs. Bernie Salmons of Route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Allen Salmons of route 1, Crum, three sisters, Mrs. Bennie Ratliff and Mrs. Jessie Ratliff, both of route 1, Crum and Mrs. Dicie Bowen of route 2, Fort Gay, four brothers, Junior, Floyd, Lewis and Luster Ratliff, all of route 1, Crum and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Webb Community Church. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

DUTTON, Minnie (Shannon)

1899-1974

Mrs. Minnie Dutton, 75, route 1, Louisa, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Dutton was born July 4, 1899, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas and Minerva Wilson Shannon. Surviving are her husband, Mitchell Dutton; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Dutton Crum of Louisa; two sons, Woodrow Dutton of Dayton, OH and Mitchell Dutton, Jr., of Marion, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Payne of route 1, Louisa, a brother, Andy Shannon of route 1, Louisa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Dave Bevins, Jr., minister. Burial was in the Shannon-Dutton Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1974

 

FLUTY, Ray E.

1922-1974

Rev. Ray E. Fluty, 52, Louisa, died Wednesday in the Veteran's Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Chester Salyers. Rev. Fluty was born May 17, 1922, in Martin County, a son of Mrs. Sedella Judd Fluty of Fort Gay, WV, and the late Thomas H. Fluty. He had been an ordained Baptist minister for the past 23 years and was a steelworker, a member of Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 F & AM and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Anna L. Copley Fluty; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Cyrus and Mrs. Carolyn Sue West both of Louisa; and Mrs. Jan Wainscott of Lexington; two sons, Phillip Ray Fluty of Alexandria, VA and Paul Everett Fluty of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Tracy McCoy of Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Endicott and Mrs. Eugene Meade, both of Fort Gay; and Mrs. Byron Albert of Easton, OH; two brothers, Carl and Harold Fluty, both of Fort Gay; and 6 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home in Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1974

 

JORDAN, Belle (Vanover)

1889-1974

Mrs. Belle Vanover Jordan, 85, route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Fred Vanover and the Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Jordan was born March 27, 1889, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Arch and Lydia Colgrove Vanover. Her husband, Carmillus Jordan, died in 1966. She was a member of the Baker Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Icel Webb of Wilmington, OH< Mrs. Victoria Bush of Columbus and Mrs. Viola Simpson of Dayton; a son, the Rev. Lloyd Jordan of route 4, Louisa; a brother, Andy Vanover of Ashland; two half-sisters, Mrs. Stephen Kealin of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Claude McGranahan of Rush; two half brothers, Lloyd Vanover of Springfield, OH and Clarence Vanover of Rush; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

LAYNE, Jett (Carter)

1881-1974

Mrs. Jett Carter Layne, 93, formerly of Louisa, died at 7 p.m. Friday in Pike County nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Layne was born September 24, 1881, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Strother and America Prince Carter. Her husband, Hiram Layne, died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Carter Layne of Memphis, and a sister, Mrs. Saylor Runyon of Black Jim. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the First Methodist Church in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1974

 

MARCUM, Leonard

1889-1974

Leonard Marcum, 85, Louisa, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. Mr. Marcum was born February 27, 1889, at Pond Creek, a son of the late William Clarence and Rose Bowen Marcum. He was a retired Louisa policeman and merchant, a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa Belle Sparks Marcum; five daughters, Mrs. Robert A. Kidd of Mentor, OH, Mrs. Tom Shannon of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ed Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Leo Garshnick of Homer City, PA, and Mrs. Charles Schroer of Montville, OH; five sons, Charles Marcum of Columbus and James, Lloyd, William R. and Leonard Marcum, Jr., all of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Wesley of Pinson Fork and Mrs. Margaret Mounts and Mrs. Minnie Mounts, both of Williamson, WV; three brothers, Albert Marcum of Oceana, VA, Boyd Marcum of Wheelersburg, OH and Frank Marcum of route 5, Louisa; 38 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Teddy Preston, minister. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1974

 

MULKEY, Estal

1917-1974

Estal Mulkey, Sr., 57, Ironton, a native of Oregon, died Monday morning in Lawrence County Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Mulkey was born May 27, 1917, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Leona Johnson Mulkey. He was a Semet-Solvay employee, past president of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, Local 3-552, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, all Masonic bodies in Ironton, the Eastern Star of Ironton, the El Hasa Shrine in Ashland and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Brown Mulkey; a son, Estal Mulkey, Jr., of Hanging Rock, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lula Nelson Johnson of Ashland; three brothers, Willis Mulkey of Louisa, James Mulkey of Martha and John C. Mulkey of Plain City, OH. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Baker Funeral Home in Ironton by the Rev. Clarence E. Corn. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

PACK, Ralph Bartley

1924-1974

Ralph Bartley Pack, 50, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in Louisa General Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Pack was born May 15, 1924, in Williamson, WV, a son of Mrs. Ruth Pack of Fort Gay and the late Ralph L. Pack. He was a disabled miner. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Ella Mae Cooper Pack; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Stevens of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ray Workman at home and Miss Marsha Pack, at home; two sons, Bartley Lee and Ralph Pack, Jr., both of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Ferguson of Chesapeake, OH; three brothers, Elmer Pack of Detroit, MI, Theodore Pack of Mann, WV and Bill Pack of New Boston, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by Everett and Charlie Medding, ministers. Burial was in Hurley Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

RUNYON, Falsom (Blankenship-Vanhoose)

1894-1974

Mrs. Falsom Blankenship Vanhoose Runyon, 79, of route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday following an extended illness. Mrs. Runyon was born September 24, 1894, a daughter of the late Thomas and Cynthia Collins Blankenship. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jabe Runyon in 1971. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bennie Cook of Louisa, Mrs. Clyde Gallaher of Flatwoods and Mrs. Pearl Moore of Louisa; a son, Jessie Vanhoose of Carlisle, OH; a step son, Isom Vanhoose of Dayton, three additional step children; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home, in Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1974

 

SIDERS, Ivory Pearl (Jordan)

1928-1974

Mrs. Ivory Pearl Jordan Siders, 45, Marysville, OH died at 8 p.m. Monday in University Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Siders was born September 7, 1928 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charles and Virgie Lemon Jordan. Surviving are her husband, George Siders; five sons, George, Jr., Floyd, Earl, Jimmy and Bobby Siders, all of Marysville; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Balsinger of Marysville and Misses Betty and Brenda Siders, both at home; two brothers, Earl and Johnny Jordan, both of Cherokee; two sisters, Mrs. James Scarberry of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Mary Thompson of Fort Gay; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Adams. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1974

 

WEBB, Samuel B.

1896-1974

Samuel B. Webb, 77, Hueytown, AL, formerly of Ashland, died June 25 at his residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Webb was born September 26, 1896, in Webbville, a son of the late George and Mary Reeves Webb. He was a retired boiler operator of Ashland Oil Inc. and a member of the Hueytown Masonic Lodge. His wife, Mrs. Bessie Lester Webb, die din 1964. Surviving are three sons, Willard Webb of Chesapeake, George Dinson Webb of McCalla, AL and Wilbur G. Webb of Hueytown, AL; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Lester of San Bernardino, CA; a brother, Charles H. Webb of Webbville; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Arthur Marcum. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Park. Big sandy News, July 4, 1974

 

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BALL, Emma (Maddy)

1902-1974

Mrs. Emma Ball, 72, route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday night in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Ball was born March 27, 1902,a t Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Ed and Mary Francis Akers Maddy. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Ball; a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine LeCompte of Alexandria, VA; two sons, William and Dewey Moore, both of Middletown, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Dobie Gins of Ashland, two brothers, Bill and Hubert Maddy, both of Louisa, 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1974

 

BUTLER, John I.

1906-1974

John I. Butler, 68, of Phoenix, AZ, a former resident of Louisa, died August 1, in Phoenix. He was born March 29, 1906. An electrician, he and his wife, Marie Cyrus Butler, moved to Arizona from Louisa in 1956 because of his health. He was a charter member of the Local Union IBEW 769, and was a member of the First Christian Church, Phoenix. Funeral services were conducted August 3 at the Chapel of Memories, Phoenix, AZ by Mr. Arthur Harrington. Additional services were conducted at the First Christian Church, Louisa, by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his wife are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1974

 

CARTER, David

1880-1974

David Carter, 94, route 4, Louisa, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Carter, a retired farmer, was born August 10, 1880, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Walter and Martha Bernard Carter. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Martin in Pennsylvania; one nephew; and four nieces. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery on route 4. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1974

 

CHURCH, Judith Ann

1941-1974

Miss Judith Ann Church, 33, Louisa, died at 12:50 a.m. August 1, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Church was born July 15, 1941 at Tutor Key, a daughter of Arthur and Lina Waddle Church of Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents is a grandmother, Mrs. Mettie Shannon of Prichard, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1974

 

COFFEY, Arthur

1896-1974

Arthur Coffey, 78, route 4, Louisa, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Coffey was born March 30, 1896, at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Jim and Amanda Holbrook Coffey. He was a retired farmer, former jailer of Lawrence County and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ball Coffey; seven daughters, Mrs. Lillie Vinson and Miss Rachel Coffey, both of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Kathy Howes of Englewood, OH and Mrs. Jean Pectol, Mrs. Bethel Mormon, Mrs. Marie Boyatt and Mrs. Arlene McSwain, all of Cincinnati; two sons, Edford Coffey, at home, and Arthur Coffey, Jr., of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hicks of Columbus; two brothers, Denney and Ed Coffey, both of Route 4, Louisa; 26 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Trinity Methodist Church at route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Clifford Wilburn and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Shortridge-Coffey Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

DAMRON, Tennie (Gussler)

1883-1974

Mrs. Tennie Damron, 91, route 1, Louisa, died Monday at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Elbert Pack, of route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Damron was born July 15, 1883, at Adams, a daughter of the late Richard and Louisa Hayes Gussler. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Lee Damron, died in 1958. Additional survivors include anther daughter, Mrs. Ernie Roberts of Sharpsville, PA; five sons, John R. Damron of route 1, Louisa, Homer and Fred Damron, both of Columbus, Elbert Damron of route 1, Lockbourne, OH; a brother, F. R. Gussler of route 1, Louisa, 27 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen United Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. John I. Fraley. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News,  August 1, 1974

 

DANIELS, Randall Richard

1974-1974

Randall Richard Daniels, infant son of John and Lillian Fannin Daniels, of route 2, Ashland, was dead at birth Thursday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Miss Johnda Lynn Daniels, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fannin of Rush; a maternal great grandfather, Powell Sexton of Ashland; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Daniels of Louisa; and the paternal great grandmothers, Mrs. Louella Vanover of route 1, Rush and Mrs. Esta hall of Knightown, IN. Graveside rites were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Daniels Cemetery in Lawrence County by the Rev. Ralph Hester. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Augsut 29, 1974

 

DEAN, Fred

Fred Dean, 58, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away July 7, 1974. He was born at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of Ollie and Mary Skeens Dean. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Masons and AF & AM Vinson Lodge No. 66, Fort Gay, a former radio and television technician going out of business two years ago because of ill health. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Vance Dean, one son, James L. Dean, route 1, Prichard, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Erma Ratliff of Fort Gay and Miss Lizzie Mullins of Creston, OH; four brothers, Frank Dean, route 2, Fort Gay, Muriel dean, route 1, Fort Gay and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church route 1, by ministers, Herman Wellman and Timothy Scarberry. Pallbearers were members of Lodge AF & AM Masons No. 66. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and Tabors Creek Missionary Church. Graveside rites were conducted by Masons, AF & AM. Burial following in the Billups Skeens Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

DIAMOND, Lucian

1919-1974

Lucian Diamond, 55, Ironton, died Sunday in Lawrence County, OH General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born February 22, 1919, at Yatesville, a son of Kay Diamond of Williamsburg, OH and the late Mrs. Madge Murphy Diamond. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Carol Elizabeth Browning Diamond; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ann Diamond at home; a stepson, Paul Horn of Ironton; a stepdaughter, Miss Pamela Sue Nash of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Garrison of Columbus, and Mrs. Ruth Ratliff of Coryville, OH and two brothers, Thomas Diamond of Williamsburg and Don Diamond of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the O'Keefe-Baker Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1974

 

FRASHER, Elizabeth (Bartram)

Mrs. Elizabeth Frasher, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday at her home following an extended illness. Surviving are her husband, Lucian J. Frasher; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Rose of Fort Gay and Mrs. David Marcum of Clinton, MI; a son, Randall Frasher of Fort Gay; two brothers, Harold Bartram of Mansfield, OH, and Bill Bartram of Columbus, and three sisters, Mrs. Opal Hersey of Grover City, OH, Mrs. Jessie Vinson of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lois Toppings of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartram Chapel Church with Dick Maynard and Lewis Curry, ministers. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery at Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home, Louisa,, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1974

 

FYFFE, George Calvin

1908-1974

George Calvin Fyffe, 67, Blaine, died Wednesday morning at his residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Fyffe was born at Flat Gap, a son of the late Cecil and Laura Kelley Fyffe. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Marcie Bush of Johnstown, OH and two brothers, Fred Fyffe of Martha and Doc Fyffe of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fyffe Cemetery at Martha by the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Ledgell Ferguson. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home of Louisa, Big Sandy News, August 15, 1974

 

JUSTICE, Blanche (Bartram)

Mrs. Blanche Bartram Justice, Orlando, FL, formerly of Louisa, died at noon Friday in a hospital in Orlando following an extended illness. Her husband, R. J. Justice, preceded her in death. She and her husband, operated Rip's Restaurant in Louisa for 26 years. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Robert Lyon of Orlando. She is the niece of Mrs. Mack Crutcher, Sr., of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Orlando. Burial was in a cemetery there. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

STEELE, Jethro

1902-1974

Jethro Steele, 71, Cordell, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Steele was born July 28, 1902 at Cordell, a son of the late James and Lora Estep Steele. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Griffith Steele; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma R. Henry of Columbus; two sons, James Steele of Louisa and Willie Steele of Cordell; 3 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery at Cordell. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

STEWART, Drusie Lena (Vanhorn)

1892-1974

Mrs. Drusie Lena Stewart, 82, route 2, Catlettsburg, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Stewart was born January 24, 1892, at route 2, Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Ben and Melia Blankenship Vanhorn. Surviving are her husband, Ed Stewart; 8 daughters, Mrs. Clara Woods, Mrs. Thomas Arrowood and Mrs. Vernon Calhoun, all of Middletown, OH, Mrs. John Dixon of Germantown, OH, Mrs. Sheridan Jobe of Midland, PA, Mrs. Watt Mosley of route 2, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Raymond Childers of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Herbert White of Ashland, three sons, Arnold Ben Stewart of Industry, PA, David E. Stewart of Middletown, and Dwayne D. Stewart of route 2, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Rice of route 2, Catlettsburg and Miss Sarah Vanhorn of Kenova; 35 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

STURGILL, Joseph Richard

1912-1974

Joseph Richard Sturgill, son of the late Joseph Moody and Mona Grace Sturgill, passed away in a hospital in Harlingen, TX. He was also a grandson of the late H. W. Williams of Louisa ad the late Wesley Ellis Sturgill, Lawrence County, IL. He lived in Louisa as a child and later at Ashland and Charley, KY. He was born at Vermillion, IL, April 23, 1912. He attended Gershmeyer High School and Rose Hulmass Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN and was a former member of Barbour Avenue Brethren Church, Terre Haute. Before moving to Texas 8 years ago he was a foreman at Illinois in Indianapolis, IN. Survivors include his widow, the former Hastie Marie Miller of Charley; four sons, Richard of Harlinngen, Paul of Trafalger, IN, Donald of Ft. Wayne, IN, Ronald of Myrtle Beach, SC; three daughters, Mrs. Joanna Zwart of Greencastle, IN, Mrs. Patricia Fanick of San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Janet Cannary, Jr. of Harlingen, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Opal West of Clinton, IN and Mrs. Beulah Sherrill of Monte Zuma, IN. Mrs. Sturgill's daughter, Mrs. Betty L. King, Houston, TX, passed away right after Christmas. A brother, Henry Ellis Sturgill of Maitowoc, WS, passed away 8 years ago. Funeral services were held in Harlingens where he was also buried. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

VANHOOSE, Hobert William

1924-1974

Hobert William Vanhoose, 49, Louisa died at 5 a.m. Friday in Veteran's Hospital in Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhoose was born August 28, 1924, a son of Mrs. Mae Bradley Vanhoose of Louisa and the late Rev. Willie Terrell Vanhoose. He was a miner and veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother, is a sister, Mrs. Charles Reed of Aflex. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1974

 

WELLMAN, Baz

1893-1974

Baz Wellman, 80, of 65 Arrel Road, Poland, OH, died recently after a five month illness. Mr. Wellman was born September 20, 1893, in Louisa, KY, a son of Lindsey and Rose Diamond Wellman. He lived in North Lima for a number of years before moving to Poland. He was owner of Wellman Greenhouse in North Lima, later located in Poland and was a member of Columbiana Tabernacle church. His wife, the former Maggie Wilson, whom he married December 1, 1914, died March 31, 1966. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Rose Ockerman of Hernando, FL, Mrs. Alic Weaver of North Lima, Mrs. Ernestine Bush of New Springfield, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of New Waterford, Mrs. Louise Detwiler of Columbiana and Mrs. Anna Detwiler of Niles; four sons, Herman (Cy) of Lisbon, Lowell and Lonnie both of Columbiana and Pete of North Lima; a sister, Mrs. Laura Hayes of Jackson, OH, and 39 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1974

 

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BOGGS, Samantha (Hay)

1891-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Samantha Boggs, 82, Pineville, OR, formerly of Blaine, who died Sunday, was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial was in the Hay Cemetery. Mrs. Boggs was born October 20, 1891, at Blaine, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Rebecca Lester Hay. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Morgan of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Gladys Cooper of Pineville, and Mrs. Hazel Fannin of Cannonsburg; a son, Paul Boggs of California; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Nickell of Franklin Furnace, OH, and Mrs. Prudie Kitchen of Blaine; two brothers, Martin Hay of Martin and Milton Hay of Springfield, OH; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

CAIN, Arlie V.

1897-1974

Funeral services for Arlie V. Cain, 77, Louisa, who died Tuesday, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Louisa. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Cain was born March 4, 1897, at Inez, a son of the late William Thomas and Sarah Ann Copley Cain. He was a retired contractor, co-owner of the J. M. Cain Construction Co., a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Apperson Lodge 95 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary P. Cain; a daughter, Mrs. D. E. York of Charleston, WV; a brother, Fred Cain of Louisa; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa where friends could call. The body was later taken to the residence. Graveside rites were conducted by member of the Apperson Lodge 95 F & AM. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1974

 

CURTIS, Cora (Salyer)

1893-1974

Mrs. Cora C. Curtis, 77, Columbus, OH formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday in Mercy Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Curtis was born March 10, 1897, at Flat Rock, a daughter of the late Joe and Belle Mullins Salyer. Surviving is her husband, Elliott Curtis. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

FYFFE, Mary Ellen (Meade)

1917-1974

Mrs. Mary Ellen Fyffe, 56, Staffordsville, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mrs. Fyffe was born November 2, 1917 in Morgan County, a daughter of I. C. Meade of Louisa and the late Mollie Williams Meade. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Proctor Fyffe; a son, I. C. Fyffe of Cleveland, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie West of Russell; three brothers, Eddie, Boonie and Johnny Meade, all of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Nelson of Louisa and Mrs. Mattie Blankenship of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1974

 

HAMMOND, Robert B.

1911-1974

Robert B. Hammond, 63, of Lexington, formerly of Ashland, died at his home Thursday, Aug 29 at his residence. Mr. Hammond was born in Louisa on Sep 2, 1911, the son of the late Elijah and Thursa Branham Hammond. He was a former superintendent at Kentucky Village; a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington; a veteran of World War II and member of the Clarence Fields Post 76 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ashland Poage Lodge Masonic Order and the Elks Lodge in Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Louise Baals Hammond; one son, Robert S. Hammond of Louisville; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Perry of Lexington; four brothers, Thomas J. Hammond of Canton, OH, James W. Hammond of Ashland, Mart W. Hammond of Clear Springs, MD and Labe T. Hammond of Jeffersonville, IN and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fahrson of Ashland and Mrs. Nancy Hill of Orange, VA; three grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Hammond were held Saturday, Aug 31, at the Lazear Funeral Home  by the Rev. Donald Durham. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy King, Alvin Bertram, Carl Delabar, Robert Bruner, Lester Baker, Charles Cossitt and Claude D. Hayes. Big sandy News, September 5, 1974

 

MAYO, Peggy Sue

1971-1974

Miss Peggy Sue Mayo, three year old daughter of John H. and Joann Jude Mayo of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday in a Charleston, WV hospital following an extended illness. She was born July 13, 1971, at Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are three sisters, Misses Dena, Dottie and Carolyn Mayo, all at home, a brother, John Kelly Mayo at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young, Jr. of Sidney and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Webb of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Fort Gay by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Roop Cemetery at Milo. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa where friends may call. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

MCKENZIE, Clyde Wilburn

1910-1974

Clyde Wilburn McKenzie, 63, Louisa, died Thursday in a Martin hospital following a brief illness. Mr. McKenzie was born September 30, 1910, in Louisa, a son of the late Floyd and Lillie Jane Spence McKenzie. He was an employee of the Big Sandy Division of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Reathea Rittenberry McKenzie; a daughter, Miss Diane Kay McKenzie, at home; two sons, Clinton and Clyde McKenzie, Jr., both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Vinson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Florence McGee of Portsmouth and Mrs. Flo Williamson of Williams, WV; four brothers, Willard, Charles and Floyd McKenzie, Jr. all of Louisa and Lawrence McKenzie of Detroit and a half brother, Walter Williams of Bluefield, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. W. M. Teems. Burial will be in the McKenzie Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 6 p.m. today. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1974

 

MOORE, Hezakiah

Hezakiah Moore, passed away Saturday, September 7, 1974, in Baltimore, MD. He was the son of the late Charlie Moore and Mrs. Susie Compton of Louisa. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mildred Stone of Louisa, Lucille Scott, Charleston, WV, Evelyn Adkins, Ravenswood, WV, and Geneva Grealis, Ravenswood, WV and he is the grandson of the late Hezekiah and Deliah Moore. He is also survived by four daughters and five sons. Burial was in Locust Grove, OH. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

ROBERTSON, LIndsey

1905-1974

Lindsey Robertson, 68, route 2, Fort Gay, died Wednesday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Robertson was born October 4, 1905, in Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Fannie Robertson of Fort Gay and the late Freelin Robertson. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Nona Kitts Robertson; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Dewey Robertson, Mrs. Kelly Collins, and Mrs. Glen Frosper, all of Fort Gay; Mrs. Lonnie Hensley of Indianapolis, Mrs. Billie Joe Lett of Catlettsburg and Miss Bertha Robertson, at home; four sons, Ernest and David Robertson, both of Fort Gay, Lindsey Robertson, Jr., at home and Bernard Robertson of Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Garland Jackson, Mrs. Garland Akers, Miss Thursie Robertson and Mrs. Alice Thompson, all of Fort Gay; five brothers, Floyd Robertson of Louisa, Bill and Jim Robertson both of Fort Gay, Willard Robertson of Prichard, WV and Wayne Robertson of Mansfield, OH; 34 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Church by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

ROSS, Herman H.

1910-1974

The Rev. Herman H. Ross, 63, Martha, died Saturday at his residence, following a brief illness. The Rev. Mr. Ross was born October 19, 1910 in Flat Gap, a son of the late Stephen and Mary Jane Kazee Ross. He had been pastor of Salt Peter Baptist Church for 27 years and was an employee of Ashland Oil Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Adeline Hay; a daughter Mrs. Lloyd Castle of Versailles; a son, Billy M. Ross of Chillicothe, a brother, Escum J. Ross of New Lebanon, OH; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mazie Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Jordan and the Rev. Willard Bailey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home in Louisa to the residence, where friends may call. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1974

 

SCOTT, Victoria (Combs)

Mrs. Victoria Scott, 73, Huntington, formerly of route 4, Louisa, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Scott was born December 27,1900, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Willis and Mary Mullins Combs. Surviving are her husband, Nolin Scott, three sisters, Mrs. Laura Scott of Louisa, Mrs. Stella Johnson of Kenova and Mrs. Hazel Steed of Huntington; two brothers, Wesley Combs of Fort Orange, FL, and Jay Combs of route 4, Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1974

 

SONGER, Edna (Wakefield)

1884-1974

Mrs. Edna Wakefield Songer, 90, Paintsville, died Saturday at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Songer was born March 4, 1884, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Albert and Calphernia Wakefield. Her husband, Jess B. Songer, died in 1945. Surviving are a son, Jess W. Songer of Paintsville, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Fern Stafford of Paintsville and two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church by Tim Johnson, minister. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

 

SPILLMAN, Stella (Diamond)

1913-1974

Mrs. Stella Spillman Watson, 61, of 250 North Eureka Avenue, Columbus, OH, died last month. She was born April 25, 1913, a daughter of the late George and Dove Diamond. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William; two sons, Charles and Jeff of Orient, OH; two daughters, Dora Bell Carter of Kingston and Mary Louise Chaffins of Plain City, OH; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; three brothers, James and Kenneth Diamond of Columbus, OH, and George Diamond of Louisa and two sisters, Irene Diamond of Louisa and Rebecca Jordan of Shelby, OH. Funeral services were conducted August 31, at the White Church in Kingston, OH. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1974

 

STURGILL, Herbert

1888-1974

Herbert Sturgill, 86, route 2, Louisa, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Sturgill was born March 28, 1888, at Flat Gap, a son of the late Jimmie and Lettie Brown Sturgill. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lellie Salyer Sturgill; a son, C. V. Sturgill of Paintsville; a grandchild and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1974

 

TERRY, William M.

1897-1974

Funeral services for William M. Terry, 95, Richardson, who died Wednesday, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson by Elzie Banks, Earl Meade, Elzie Preston and Leonard Justice, ministers. Burial will be in the Fitch Cemetery at Richardson. Mr. Terry was born March 1, 1897, in Greenup, a foster son of the late Charlie Watts. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Lou Fitch; six daughters, Mrs. Scott Preston and Mrs. George Little, both of Louisa, Mrs. Katherine Green, Mrs. Clarence Stapleton and Mrs. William Ratliff, all of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Belva Dotson of Chatteroy, WV; five sons, William D. and Larry M. Terry, both of route 2, Louisa, and Bobby R., Mont J. and Ronald Terry, all of Columbus, OH; 35 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1974

 

WEBB, Luther E.

1897-1974

Luther E. Webb, Sr., 76, Cannonsburg, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born November 8,1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Willard and Nammie large Webb. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cannonsburg First United Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Jobe Webb; a son, Luther E. Webb, Jr. of Cannonsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Hayes of Westwood and Mrs. Nan Fannin of Cannonsburg; two brothers, Herman Webb of Star Route, Louisa and Nolan Webb of route 3, Louisa, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Cannonsburg First United Methodist Church by the Rev. O.P. Smith and the  Rev. Frank Wallace. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1974

 

WEBB, Pierce

1892-1974

Pierce Webb, 82, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born July 13, 1892, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Mitchell and Sarah Smith Webb. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Blevins Webb; three daughters, Mrs. Mavis Borders of Wurtland, Mrs. Okey Grant of Huntington and Mrs. Augusta Smith of route 2, Fort Gay; three sons, Arvil, Edgle and Truman Webb, all of route 2, Fort Gay; 32 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salt Peter Christian Baptist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. The body was at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1974

 

WHEELER, Norman C.

1911-1974

Dr. Norman C. Wheeler, 62, son of the late Kay and Arrie Boggs Wheeler of Blaine, KY, died August 18, at Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, IL. For the past 15 years, he had been medical director of Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, IL. Previously, he practiced medicine in Berea, KY. Dr. Wheeler was a graduate of Berea College received advanced degrees from Purdue University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He served in the U. S. Army for 18 months during World War II. He was a member of the American Medical Association of the American Society of Anesthesiologist, of Sigma Xi, was a past president of the Berea College Alumni Association, and a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine, KY. He leaves his widow, Rose, of Lake Bluff, IL, sons, Kay William of Manhattan, KS, Wayne B. of Champaign, IL, a daughter, Margaret Elyse of Nashville, TN and one grandchild, Janelle Marie of Champaign, IL. His surviving brothers, are Escom of Denning, NM, Eulas of Claypool, AZ, and Tom of Westerville, OH. His sister, Bernice Luthy, resides in Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial services were conducted in the Union Church of Lake Bluff, IL on August 20 and at the Church of Christ, Union, in Berea, KY on August 22 and burial was in the Berea Memorial Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1974

 

WILSON, Martha Lee (Thompson)

1891-1974

Mrs. Martha Lee Wilson, 82, died Thursday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wilson was born November 25, 1891 at Webbville, a daughter of the late John M. and Samantha Webb Thompson. Surviving are a son, Willie Ray Wilson, of Webbville, two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Webb of Webbville and Mrs. Jane Bush of Grayson; two half-sisters, Mrs. Audrey Pennington of Ragland, WV and Mrs. Lucian Stone of Dayton, OH, four brothers, Haskell Thompson of Washington Court House, OH, Buddy Thompson of Coal Mountain, WV, Wilson Thompson of Lexington and Paul Thompson of Oberlin, OH; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brammer Gap Church by Gallie Isaac, Fred Vanhorn and Everett Kegler, ministers. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1974

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ADAMS, Columbus

Funeral services for Columbus Adams, 67, of route 1, Laurelville, OH, were conducted October 10 with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Ohio. He was a native of Lawrence County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Media Roberts Adams; five sons, Ray Adams, Christopher Adams, Junior Adams, Curtis Adams and Columbus Adams, Jr., six daughters, Mrs. Sara Sparks, Mrs. Fannie Green, Mrs. Mary Tackett, Mrs. Betty Humphrey, Mrs. Katheryn Glaze and Mrs. Alice Abner; four brothers, three sisters, 43 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

ADAMS, Lewis Hartful

1889-1974

Lewis Hartful Adams, 85, route 1, Louisa, died Saturday at 11:25 p.m. in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born June 20, 1889, at Ferrum, VA, a son of the late James and Octavia Young Adams. He was a retired farmer and merchant. Mr. Adams was a member of the Dunkard Baptist Church of Crum, VA, had been a member of the Elks Lodge No. 942 in Catlettsburg for 54 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Crabtree Adams; two sons, Lewis Adams of Columbus and Chief Master Sgt. James Adams of Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Columbus; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Lindsey Cyrus. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

ALLEN, Charley C.

1902-1974

Funeral services for Charles C. Allen, 72, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Allen died Friday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born October 16, 1902, in Brighton, TN, a son of the late Edward and Emma Cody Allen. He was a retired bottler, having worked 36 years at the Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling Co. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa for 10 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Miller Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Frazier of Glenhayes, WV, a son, Donald W. Allen of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Viola Hockaday of Williamsburg, VA; a brother, Clarence Allen of Washington Court House, OH; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

BOGGS, Osha

1910-1974

Osha Boggs, 64, Columbus, a native of Blaine, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Boggs was born January 4, 1910, a son of the late Charlie and Amanda Lemings Boggs. He was a retired auto mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie Boggs; six sons, John P. Boggs, Sr. of Columbus, Charles E. Boggs of Kitts, OH, the Rev. Jack J. Boggs of Ironton, Roy Gullett Jr., and Carl M. Gullett, both of Ashland and William H. Gullett of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret A. Boggs of Columbus; a brother, Oscar Boggs of Hilliard, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Whittier of Columbus, Mrs. Fonda Campbell of South Bloomingville, OH and Mrs. Ida Salyers of Ashland; 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the O. I. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus by the Rev. Donald Carrico. Burial will be in Glen Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1974

 

BRADLEY, Grover

1886-1974

Funeral services for Grover Bradley, 88, Blaine, who died Wednesday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bradley was born September 16, 1886 at Yatesville, a son of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Waldeck Bradley. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge No. 606. His wife, Mrs. Gypsie Compton Bradley, died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen Roberts of Blaine, three sons, Kenneth, Henry G. and Farries H. Bradley, all of Ashland; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

BUSH, Mary Ann (Cornwell)

1887-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Bush, 86, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel. Mrs. Bush was born December 13, 1887, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Woods Cornwell. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Baskett of Middletown, OH, Mrs. J. D. Highley of Ashland, Mrs. Haskel Preece of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Orber Knox of Carlisle, OH; a son, John Bush of route 4, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Fannie Brown of Portsmouth, two brothers, Henry and Arland Cornwell, both of Portsmouth, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

CASTLE, Alonzo

1881-1974

Alonzo Castle, 93, Ulysses, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Cresthaven Nursing Home near Prestonsburg. Mr. Castle was born June 8, 1881, at Ulysses, a son of the late Anderson and Frances Borders Castle. Surviving are several

 

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COMPTON, Jay

Funeral services for Jay Compton, 65, of route 3, Louisa, (Twin Branch Road) were conducted Wednesday (October 23) at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James E. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Compton died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, suffering an apparent heart attack, while driving an auto in the vicinity of the residence. Surviving include his wife, Mrs. Eileen Wilkerson Compton; two sisters, Miss Dixie Compton of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lucy Lane of Ashland; one brother, Tom Compton of route 1, Rush and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1974

 

 

CRABTREE, T. S.

1889-1974

Funeral services for T. S. Crabtree, 84, route 1, Fort Gay, who died Wednesday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Crabtree was born October 29, 1889, at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late James and Lola Clark Crabtree. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Young of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Elba Ferguson of route 1, Fort Gay; a brother, Otis Crabtree of Wayne County, WV; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1974

 

HARMON, Lucy Jane (Elliot)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Jane Harmon, 85, of Inkster, MI, formerly of Blaine, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Uht Memorial Funeral Home in Westland, MI. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery at Wayne, MI. Mrs. Harmon died Monday in Inkster. Mrs. Harmon was born at Blaine, a daughter of the late Peter and Nancy Collingworth Elliot. Her husband, John Harmon, died in 1966. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Des of Westland, MI, Mrs. Grace Conley of Russell and Mrs. Carrie Amey of Lima, OH; two sons, Howard Harmon of Prestonsburg and Clifford Harmon of Dearborn, MI; 29 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1974

 

HOOP, Helen (Boggs)

1920-1974

Funeral services and burial for Mrs. Helen C. Hoop, 54, of Columbus, daughter of Mrs. Lutha Boggs of Louisa, was conducted October 2, in Grove City, OH. The employee of Lazarus Department Store in Columbus was buried in Concord Cemetery. Additional survivors include her husband, Ralph W. Hoop; one son, Dwight Hoop; one daughter, Mrs. Delores Fisher; one grandson; two brothers, S. S. Martin of Fort Bragg, NC and Max Boggs of Mt. Sterling, OH. Mrs. Hoop died September 27 in Mercy Hospital, Columbus. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1974

 

KERSCHBERGER, Rose Iris (Fairchild)

1931-1974

Mrs. Rose Iris Kerschberger, 42, Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday in a Mansfield hospital. Mrs. Kerschberger was born February 16, 1931, in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Mildred Fairchild of Louisa and the late Gay Fairchild. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Luding Kerschberger; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Goodfellow of Mansfield; four brothers, Jack, Bill and Hager Fairchild, all of Louisa, and Roger Fairchild of Huntington; and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Stone of Mansfield and Mrs. William Cyrus of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Beech Grove United Baptist Church at route 2, Louisa. Burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1974

 

MAY, Fredonia (Wellman)

1884-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Fredonia May, 89, Louisa were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. May died in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. May was born November 3, 1884, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late James Harvey and Lydia Robertson Wellman. Her husband, Harry May preceded her in death.

 

Big Sandy News, October 10, 1974

 

McCOLM, Harry L. Jr.

Harry L. McColm, Jr., 55, of Huntington, part owner of Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, died Monday at Corbin, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Steel Funeral Home, Huntington, with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, one son and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 17,1974

 

PATTON, William A.

1908-1974

Funeral services for retired postmaster William A. Patton, 66, of 402 Franklin Street, were conducted Friday afternoon in the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery for Mr. Patton, who died Wednesday at the residence of a gunshot wound. Mr. Patton was born August 5, 1908, at Sublett, a son of the late Charles S. and Cora Patrick Patton. He served as postmaster of Louisa from 1950 to 1972, and with the Postal Service as a rural mail carrier since 1943. Prior to that time he was a school teacher in the Mt. Sterling schools. He attended Morehead State University, was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the official board there, a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa, the El Hasa Shrine of Ashland, the Louisa Lodge 170, IOOF, a member of the 4-H Club Council and of the NARFE and a Rotarian. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Regene Thompson Patton; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Jo Clayton of Frankfort; two sisters, Mrs. Erna Thompson of Morehead and Miss Waulita Patton of Fallsburg; two brothers, Ward Patton of Huntington and John B. Patton of Mt. Sterling and a grandson. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1974

 

PETERS, Gladys (Ratliff)

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Peters, 67, Fort Gay, WV who died Friday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Peters was born July 17, at Mayberry, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Leedy Ratliff. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Peters, two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Dalton of Blue Ridge, VA and Mrs. Frances Combs of Indianapolis, IN and a brother, Lyle Ratliff of Mayberry. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1974

 

ROBERTS, Dewey Wilson

1898-1974

Funeral services for Dewey Wilson Roberts, 76, of Adams, were conducted October 2, in the Dry Ridge Methodist Church. Burial was in the Prince Cemetery. Mr. Roberts, a retired farmer, died September 29, in Louisa General Hospital after a week's illness. He was born September 4, 1898, a son of the late Henry B. and Louvernia Ball Roberts. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Monnie Pigg Roberts; five sons, Oren Roberts of Urban, OH, John E. Roberts of North Highland, CA, Jack Roberts of Huntington, Henry Roberts of Grove City, OH and Charles N. Roberts of Gahanna, OH; two step daughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Moore of Fern Creek, KY and Mrs. Cora Sturgill of Mt. Sterling, OH; one stepson, Gene Ball of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Adams of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Ella Dixon of South Vienna, OH; six brothers, Earl Roberts and Milton Roberts, both of Springfield, OH, Chester Roberts, Ernie Roberts, and Jay Roberts, all of Sharpsville, PA, and Ray Roberts of Key Largo, FL; 29 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Arrangements were coordinated by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1974

 

ROSE, Woodrow, Sr.

1913-1974

Woodrow Rose, Sr., 61, Louisa died at 6 a.m. Sunday in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Rose was born January 30, 1913, at Mattie, a son of the late Andrew and Martha Brown Rose. He was a retired automobile mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susie Griffith Rose; five daughters, Mrs. Luther Burdette and Mrs. Moody Burdette, both of Charleston, WV, Mrs. Ray Moore and Mrs. Bruce Caudill, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Calvin R. Markey of Fort Wayne, IN; a son, Woodrow Rose, Jr., of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Green Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Monroe Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Ron Bollen of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. David Green of route 4, Louisa, three brothers, Erbie Rose of Louisa and John and Jim Rose, both of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James G. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1974

 

SPARKS, Lockie (Edwards)

1900-1974

Mrs. Lockie Sparks, 73, Louisa, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Sparks was born December 14, 1900, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Rosa Boggs Edwards. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Caines Creek. Her husband, Allen Sparks, died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Webb of Louisa; three sons, Arthur J. Sparks of Columbus, Charles Sparks of Blaine and Arlie Sparks of Schereville, IN; five sisters, Miss Bessie Edwards and Mrs. Martha Limming, both of Blaine, Mrs. Flossie Steele of Cherokee, Mrs. Laura Parker of Waverly, OH and Mrs. Zelda Blevins of Beverly, OH; two brothers, Morton and Ossie Edwards, both of Blaine; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Caines Creek. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1974

 

STOVER, Faye L. (Cooksey)

1900-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye L. Stover, 74, Fort Gay, WV, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James M. Lucas. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. Mrs. Stover was born February 9, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leander and Sarah Christian Cooksey. Her husband, James Stover, died in 1957. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Whan and Mrs. Mattie M. Voight, both of Hillsdale, MI, Mrs. Plooma Williams of Las Vegas, NV and Mrs. Lexie Napier of Louisa; and a brother, Fred C. Cooksey of Lincoln, Park, MI. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1974

 

WALKER, Bessie (Chapman Chaffin)

1909-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Chapman Chaffin Walker, 65, of Genoa, WV, native of Lawrence County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Crum Freewill Baptist Church, Crum, WV by the Rev. Otis Dillon. Burial was in Crum Cemetery. She died Tuesday at the residence. Mrs. Walker was born May 22, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late W. O. and Mary Chapman. Surviving are her husband, Albert Walker; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Evans of Marion, IN, Mrs. Geraldine Case of Jonesboro, IN, Mrs. Jean Maynard and Mrs. Mary Lou Damron, both of Pontiac, MI and Mrs. Cordia Bloodgett of Ft. Gay, WV; two sons, Charlie and Glenn Chaffin, both of Pontiac, four sisters, Mrs. Alice Elkins of Huntington, Mrs. Gladys Maynard of Vinton, OH; Mrs. Irene Norris of route 1, Bidwell, OH, and Mrs. Lizzie Chapman of Huntington; two brothers, Jesse Chapman of Tiro, OH, and Floyd Chapman of Columbus and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1974


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NOVEMBER

BARKER, James

1899-1974

Funeral services for James Harvey Barker, 75, of Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Edgar Rogers. Burial was in Barker Cemetery at Reedville. Mr. Barker died November 4, in King's Daughters Hospital. Mr. Barker was born June 16, 1899, in Martha, a son of the late John and Vine Barker. He formerly resided in Hitchins and was a retired employee of the Chessie System. His first wife, the former Hattie Messer, died in 1967. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Sexton Barker, four sons, Alvie and David Barker, both of Grayson, Hugh Barker of Louisa and Rodney Barker, at home; a stepson, Gene Sexton at home; three sisters, Mrs. Beck Stone of Louisa, Mrs. Mary Eldridge of Grayson and Mrs. Karey Kelley of South Shore; a half brother, Johnny Barker of Martha and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 13, 1974

 

CHANDLER, Tobie

1900-1974

Funeral services for Tobie Chandler, 74, Louisa, who died Friday, were conducted Sunday, at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery at Charley. Mr. Chandler was born July 3, 1900, at Georges Creek, a son of the late James Henry and Mary Elizabeth Fitch Chandler. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Louisa and was a retired mail carrier for Star Route, Louisa, His wife, Mrs. Minnie Preston Chandler, died in 1965. Surviving are three sons, Don Chandler of Ashland, Jim Chandler of Indianapolis, IN, and Paul Chandler of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Grace Boyd of Louisa and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1974

 

CRANK, Victoria May (Roberts)

1887-1974

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Fallsburg Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan for Mrs. Victoria May crank, 87, of route 2, Louisa who died Saturday morning in Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Crank was born July 10, 1887, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ruben S. and Isobel Bradley Roberts. She was a member of the Savage Branch Methodist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Eugene Crank, died in 1967. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Ball of Louisa; Mrs. Florence Wood of Anaheim, CA and Mrs. John R. Damron and Mrs. James I. Patrick, both of Route 4, Louisa, two sons, Chester S. Crank of Salt Rock, WV and William G. Crank of Groveport, OH; a sister, Mrs. True Hayes of route 3, Louisa and a brother, Bristow Roberts of route 3, Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1974

 

CYRUS, Garland

1919-1974

Funeral services for Garland Cyrus, 55, route 2, Fort Gay, who died Friday in Mt. Vernon, OH, as the result of a auto-truck accident, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus was born April 21, 1919, at Fort Gay, a son of Emory Cyrus of Fort Gay and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Cyrus. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Gladys O'Brian Cyrus; two sons, Larry D. Cyrus of Fort Gay and Charles Cyrus of Canton, OH; three brothers, Mont Cyrus of Bucyrus, OH, Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay and Walter Cyrus of Mansfield, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Robertson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bertha Watts of Mansfield and Miss Oakie Cyrus, no address. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1974

 

GEORGE, Levi (Doc)

1904-1974

Funeral services for Levi (Doc) George, 70, of Louisa, who died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, at the residence, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. George was born October 7,1 904 in Johnson County, a son of the late Homer and Frances Greer George. He was a retired, 45 years, employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Hickman George; two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Lewis of Hager Hill and Mrs. Richard Wolford of Pikeville, two brothers, Robert George of Louisa and Charles George of Detroit, MI and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1974

 

MAYNARD, Lotus

1923-1974

Miss Lotus Maynard, 51, route 1, Louisa, died Sunday in Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Miss Maynard was born March 21, 1923, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Ollie Gose Maynard. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Greaties Butler of London, OH, and a brother, Charles Edwin Maynard of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bert Miller of Columbus. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 27, 1974

 

THOMPSON< Ray

1934-1974

Funeral services for Ray Thompson, 40, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, who died Wednesday, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was born April 4, 1934, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Pete and Edna Hunt Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are five sisters, Mrs. John Sherman Pack of route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Willie Short, Mrs. A. A. Marcum, Mrs. Jimmy Pack and Mrs. Larry Henson, all of route 2, Fort Gay, five brothers, Charles, William, Ray, Arbie, and Glen Thompson, all of route 2, Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 27,1 974

 

VANHOOSE, Stella (VanHoose)

1912-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella VanHoose, 62, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Friday morning in Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Carreno and the Rev. John Jagnuson. Burial for Mrs. VanHoose, who died Wednesday morning at the residence following an extended illness, was in Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. VanHoose was born August 18, 1912, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Victoria Debord VanHoose of route 2, and the late Leo VanHoose. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Willie VanHoose; two sons, William VanHoose of Lakeworth, FL and Frank Ray VanHoose of Paintsville, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Collins of Van Lear; and two sisters, Mrs. Dixie Ratliff of West Van Lear and Mrs. Bernice Fitch of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1974

 

VANZANT, Francis W.

Francis W. VanZant, 39, of 195 Purcell Avenue, and postmaster at Cedarville, OH, was found dead along side U. S. 42, at Wilberforce Road at 7:30 a.m. Monday, October 21. According to Greene County Sheriff's Department, a passing motorist saw Mr. VanZant collapse near his stopped car. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. VanZant was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, serving as deacon of the church. He was also a member of the board of the Xenia Bible Institute and a corporate member of Xenia Christian Day School. He was a member of Postmasters of America Association. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Wilson VanZant of Highbottom section of Louisa, daughter of Mrs. Jay Wilson and the late Mr. Wilson; a daughter, Carma, a son, Scott, both at home; his mother, two sisters, and a brother of Xenia, OH. Funeral services were conducted October 24, at th Emmanuel Baptist Church in Xenia. Burial was in the Valley View Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1974

 

WILLIAMS, Flora (Hulett)

1887-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Hulett Williams, 87, of Miami, WV, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Sunday at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Sparks family cemetery at Yatesville. Mrs. Williams died Friday morning in Pine Lodge Extended Care Home in Beckley, WV, following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born November 15, 1887, at Denton, TX, a daughter of the late Colby and Martha Chaffin Sparks. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Henry Lee Williams, died in 1931. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Snodgrass of Miami, WV and Mrs. Freda Burchette of Akron, OH; two sons, Sherwood Sparks and Robert Williams, both of Beckley, 11 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1974

 

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BORDERS, Willie

1908-1974

Funeral services for Willie Borders, 66, Ulysses, who died Wednesday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church by Olin Kearns, George H. Boyd, and Harold Stevens, ministers, Burial was in the Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses. The Masonic Lodge conducted graveside services. Mr. Borders was born July 30, 1908, at Ulysses, a son of the late Joseph and Fannie Murray Borders. He was a retired self-employed construction and timber man. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Syrielda Murray Borders, a daughter, Mrs. Joe Childers of route 2, Louisa, three sons, John B. Borders of route 2, Louisa and Larry E. and Charles Wendell Borders, both of route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Vanhoose of Ulysses and Mrs. Daisy Belle Wilkerson of Tulsa, FL; a brother, Jesse Borders of Ulysses and 8 grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 18, 1974

 

BRYANT, Maxine (Gose)

1931-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Bryant, 43, Ulysses, who died Wednesday, were conducted Saturday at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. W. G. Hayes. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery at Ulysses. A daughter of Mrs. Bessie Adkins Gose and the late Ed Gose. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a student at the Mayo Vocational School in Paintsville. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Renest Bryant; a daughter, Mrs. Walter T. Castle of Ulysses; two sons, Larry Renest Bryant of Ulysses and Gary Gose Bryant at home and a sister, Mrs. Nelson Webb of Springfield, OH. Arrangements were coordinated by Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1974

 

HAMMOND, Labe T.

1906-1974

Labe T. Hammond, 68, Jeffersonville, IN died December 17, at his residence. Mr. Hammond was born April 23, 1906, in Louisa, a son of Elijah F. and Thursa Branham Hammond. He was a retired employee of the Veterans Administration. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Army in the European area. He was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Order and related Branches. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Ross Hammond; three brothers, Thomas J. Hammond of Canton, CT, James W. Hammond of Ashland, Mart W. Hammond of Clear Springs, MD; two sisters,  Mrs. Elizabeth Fahrson of Ashland and Mrs. Nancy Hill of Orange, VA and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were December 19, at Scotts Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, IN. Burial was there. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1974

 

JAMES, Maudie (Blackburn)

1889-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie James, 85, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. F. D. Arrowood and the Rev. Florida Lyons at Mary United Baptist Church at Charley. Burial will be in the Spears Cemetery. Mrs. James died at 5:15 a.m. Monday in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. James was born July 24, 1889, at Gulnare in Pike county, a daughter of the late Dank and Susie Maynard Blackburn. Her husband, Garfield James, died in 1930. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gracie Spears of Charley and Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Louisa; a son, Darvin James of route 1, Louisa, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The body is at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa where friends may call. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1974

 

MILLER, Louisa (Blackburn)

1891-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa H. Miller, 83, of Columbus, formerly of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bert Miller. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died at 12:20 a.m. Friday at the residence. She was born May 12, 1891, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Harmon and Mary Gussler Blackburn. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Levi Miller died in 1949. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Staten and Mrs. James H. Shepherd both of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. William H. Miller of Columbus and Mrs. Ivory Childers of route 1, Louisa; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1974

 

THOMPSON, Robert Jay Thomas

1974-1974

Robert Jay Thomas Thompson, age 1 mo. 23 days, died December 3, at his home in Columbus, OH. He was a son of Jay Thomas Thompson and Martha Howard Thompson. Survivors other than the parents are: one sister, Martha Carlotta Thompson; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Offet Howard, route 1, Louisa, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivi Thompson of Columbus, OH; the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.  Harrison Moore and Mrs. Lula Thompson, all of route 3, Louisa and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 11, 1974

 

WELLMAN, Clara (Spears)

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning in Young Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Clara Wellman, 86, of Fort Gay, by the Rev. Richard Wellman. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Wellman died at 2:20 a.m. December 16, at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Wellman was the daughter of the late William McRiley and Isadore Robertson Spears. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Maude W. Branham of Route 2, Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Wilson of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Okie Shepherd of Coal Grove, OH, Mrs. Mary See of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Alice Crabtree of route 1, Fort Gay; one brother, Luther Spears of Fort Gay; four grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1974

 

WORKMAN, Jessie (Roman)

1902-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Workman, 72, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who died recently, were to be conducted at 11 a.m.  Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Workman was born October 27, 1902 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late C. E. and Rachel Farris Roman. Surviving are two brothers, E. B. Roman of Renelle, WV and Ernest Roman of Wayne, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 4, 1974

 

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