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AUSTIN, Jeff

1878-1975

Funeral services for Jeff Austin, 96, route 1, Louisa, who died Friday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Austin was born October 31, 1878, in Louisa, a son of the late Frank and Cynthia Austin. He was a retired farmer and railroad employee and a member of the International Order of Oddfellows. His wife, Virginia Austin, died in 1914. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gypsy France of Columbus and Mrs. Bessie Bell of Delaware, OH; 9 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

BALL, Sonja Lynn

1975-1975

Infant Sonja Lynn Ball, daughter of Ernest and Sherry St. Clair Ball of Fort Gay, WV was dead at birth at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents are a half sister, Miss Elizabeth Ann Fuller, at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Garnet Elizabeth St. Clair of Fort Gay. Graveside services were conducted Thursday at Bair Cemetery at Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

BARTRAM, Phillip

1943-1975

Funeral services for Phillip Bartram, 31, of Huntington, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Painter, Dr. Paul T. Brizendine, Dr. Joe Carter, Jr., L. T. James, Larry McDowell and I. C. Rach. Mr. Bartram died at the residence last Saturday. He was born April 2, 1943, in Clifford, KY, a son of James Bromley Bartram of Philadelphia, PA and Ruth Peters Bartram of Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Teamsters & Chauffeurs Union 505. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Crystal Bartram, of Ashland, KY, one sister, Mrs. J. D. Crabtree of Louisa, one brother, Donald Bartram of Huntington and maternal grandfather, Carmie Peters of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

BENTLEY, Dova (Coburn)

1892-1975

Mrs. Dova Bentley, 82, route 1, Webbville, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a Columbus, OH hospital. Mrs. Bentley was born December 21, 1892, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Carroll Coburn. Her husband, Joseph Bentley, died in 1954. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Opal Altmeir and Mrs. Charlene Terryman, both of Columbus, Mrs. Catherine Thompson of Webbville, Mrs. Juanita Collins of South Webster, OH, Mrs. Lahonia Reisinger of Lafayette, OH, and Mrs. Adrian Wells of Grove City, OH; a son, Joseph C. Bentley of Willard; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bush of Louisa, Mrs. Birdie White of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Shirley White of Ashland; two brothers, Dennis Coburn of route 4, Louisa and Ed Coburn of Boomer, WV; 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

BRUMFIELD, Shirley (Powell)

Services for Mrs. Brumfield, 51, of 700 N. Evergreen Street, Plymouth, MI, who died December 15 were held in the Schrader Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul M. Cargo officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Brumfield was killed in a December 15 auto accident in Northville, MI. She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughter, Lori, son Michael Coburn of Virginia; three brothers and one grandson. Mrs. Brumfield was the former Shirley Powell of Louisa and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Wray. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1975

 

BURCHETT, Cynthia (Christian)

1893-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Christian Burchett, 81, of Morgan Creek, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Morgan Creek Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery at Morgan Creek. Mrs. Burchett died early January 16, at the residence. She was born August 15, 1893 at Morgan Creek, a daughter of the late Tom and Meally Stewart Christian. Her husband, George Burchett, died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charley Burchett of Morgan's Creek area; two sons, Lee and Okie Burchett, both of Morgan Creek, a sister, Mrs. Florence Hall of Norfolk, VA; 28 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

 

CHILDERS, Goldie (Price)

1894-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie May Childers were  December 26 at the Primitive Baptist Church in Louisa by Rev. Harold Shaw and Rev. Willie Meade. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Childers died at 9 a.m. December 23 at the Louisa Community Hospital.Mrs. Childers was born Aug. 16, 1894, at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late Newton and Vicie Johnson Price. Mrs. Childers was a retired Lawrence County school teacher, and was preceded in death by her husband, Reck Childers, in 1947. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Price and Mrs. Raymond Stepp, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Joseph Tuccirone of Bedford, VA; a son, Ronald Childers of Mt. Vernon, IL; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.   Big Sandy News, Janaury 8, 1975

 

COFFEY, William Dennie

1892-1974

Funeral services for William Dennie Coffey, 82, were conducted December 26, at the Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Bird Webb and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in McDaniels Cemetery. He died at 4:30 a.m. December 23 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Coffey was born January 13, 1892 at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Jim and Amanda Holbrook Coffey. He was a retired farmer and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Murphy Coffey, nine daughters, Mrs. Arthur Frazier of Rush, Mrs. Mitchell McCalvin and Mrs. Harold Hicks both of Ashland, Mrs. Ronald Bowling of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Homer Fannin of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Frank Cooksey of Flatwoods, Mrs. Asbury Ward of North Lewisburg, OH, Mrs. Robert Hughes of Columbus, Mrs. Jeff May of Columbus; three sons, Waldon Coffey and Cecil Coffey both of route 4, Louisa, Chester Coffey of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Rachel Hicks of Columbus; and one brother, Ed Coffey of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

CORDLE, Nollia (Lester)

1890-1974

Funeral services for Mrs. Nollia Cordle, 84, of Blaine, were conducted at 11 a.m. December 31, at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Bailey, and the Rev. Jessie Cordle and the Rev. Charlie Arrington. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery at Cordell, KY. Mrs. Cordle died December 29 at 8:20 a.m. in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Cordle was born January 10, 1890 at Cordell, a daughter of the late Jarrett and Rachel Green Lester. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alvia Skaggs, Mrs. Cecil Skaggs and Mrs. Jessie Clifton, all of Sandusky, OH, two sons, the Rev. Jarrett Cordle of Blaine and John W. Cordle of Sandusky; one sister, Mrs. Nannie Cambell of Plain City, OH; 30 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

DERIFIELD, Charles J.

1925-1975

Charles J. Derifield, 49, Valley City, OH, formerly of Clifford, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Valley City Hospital, following a sudden illness. Mr. Derifield was born June 12, 1925, on route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Ellen Hammond Derifield. He was an employee of Ford Motor Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey Tackett Derifield; two sons, Greg and Joe Derifield, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah James and Mrs. James Ratcliff, both of Clifford, Mrs. Oma Caudill of Florida and Miss May Derifield of Covington, GA; and four brothers, George Derifield of Logan, OH, Bill Derifield of Covington, and Frank and Obie Derifield, both of Clifford. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

GRIFFITH, Allen

1893-1975

Funeral services for Allen (Scase) Griffith, 81, of Blaine, were conducted, January 11 at the Blaine Free Will Baptist Church by ministers Harold Boggs, Eddie Wiley and Gene McNeal. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Griffith died January 8 at Belles Chapel Church following an apparent heart attack. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Griffith was born March 6, 1893, at Blaine, a son of the late Letch and Nancy Jane Boggs Griffith. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for six years and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Cantrell Griffith; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Kelley of Covington and Mrs. Tera Evans of Louisa; two sons, Bill Griffith of Bloomville, OH and Beecher Griffith of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Sparks of Martha; a brother, Curtis Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

HARRISON, Anna L. (Minnick)

1886-1975

Funeral services were conducted Sunday for Mrs. Anna L. Harrison, 88, of Bird Hayes Manor, Louisa in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery.. She died January 2. Mrs. Harrison was born July 3, 1886 in Washington County, OH, a daughter of the late Cyrus J. and Laura Fleming Minnick. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa and of the Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge and has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. Her husband, Lloyd L. Harrison, died in 1956. Surviving are three grandchildren, Jan, Kim and Balda Harrison, all of Pensacola, FL and niece Ruth Stroggan of Reno, OH. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

KITCHEN, Phynetta (Wright)

Funeral services for Johnson County native Mrs. Phynetta Kitchen, 77, of route 2, Sciotoville, were conducted last Saturday at Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford, OH. Mrs. Kitchen died January 23 at Scioto Memorial Hospital. She lived in Scioto County since 1915 and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Clarnece A. Kitchen; two sons, Roy Kitchen of South Webster and Ray Kitchen of Mansfield; five daughters, Mrs. Joy Cope and Mrs. Ferne Hayslip, both of Carey's Run, Mrs. Lois Skeldon, Portsmouth, Mrs. Carolyn Chaffin of Maloneton, KY and Linda Kitchen of Sciotoville, route 2, a brother Rev. Dewey Wright, Portsmouth, two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Collier of Worthington, KY and Mrs. Mollie Bailey of Redbush, KY; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1975

 

LAYNE, Lucy (Compton)

1896-1975

Mrs. Lucy Compton Layne, 79, route 4, Louisa, died in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Layne was born May 11, 1896, at Louisa,  a daughter of the late John A. and Cora French Compton.  She was a member of the Buchanan Methodist Chapel. Her husband, Leslie Layne, died in 1973. Surviving are a brother, Thomas Compton of route 1, Rush, and a sister, Miss Dixie Compton of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. The Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

LYCAN, Gladys (Logan)

1903-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys L. Lycan, 71, Louisa, who died Wednesday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Lycan was born October 1, 1903, at Redwood Falls, MN, a daughter of the late W. H. and Etta Belle Cherry Logan. She was a retired nurse and a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, L. L. Lycan, died in 1955. Surviving are a son, Craig Mosher of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ed Geier of Mentor, MN; two brothers, H. F. Logan of Beltrami, MN and John A. Logan of Kennewick, WA. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1975

 

MAYNARD, Julius

Funeral services for Julius Maynard, 53, Ulysses who died Thursday, were conducted Sunday at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton, the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Maynard was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

MOORE, Charles Clinton

1903-1975

Charles Clinton Moore, 71, San Mateo, CA formerly of Louisa, died Friday in California following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born July 17, 1903, in Louisa, a son of the late John and Rosetta Hughes Moore. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Katilus of San Mateo and Mrs. Patricia Ann Ward of Warren, OH; two sons, Charles Moore of Bradenton, FL and Ronald Moore of San Jose, CA; five sisters, Mrs. Hobert Graham and Mrs. Preston Fields, both of Midway, OH, Mrs. Mary Craig of Michigan City, IN, Mrs. Bell Hackney of Chattanooga, TN and Mrs. Garnet Stevens of Akron, OH and a brother, Dock Moore of Youngstown, OH. Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m.  at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial will be in Vincent Cemetery, KY 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

MOORE, Stella (Prince)

1880-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella P. Moore, 94, of Louisa, were conducted January 16, at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Moore was born June 14, 1880, at Irad, a daughter of the late James and Jane Prince. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa. She was the person for whom Stella Moore Field, south of the city, was named after she aided the community to build the baseball field through and exchange of land. Mrs. Moore, active in little league, allowed play on her property, and later sold the land for this use. Survivors include a daughter in law, Mrs. Oscar Moore of Coldwater, OH; a granddaughter, Anna Mary Moore, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Carter of Chillicothe, OH; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dr. James M. Smith, Dr. James M. Vaughan, Russell Wells, Jim Walker, Robert Brown, Randy Keeton, Don Carter and Chester Salyer. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery on route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

PLUMMER, Edward

1918-1975

Funeral services for Edward (Tommy) Plummer, 56, of Kenova, and formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Ruye Kavins, Burial was in Plummer-Christian Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Plummer died January 7 at his residence, following an extended illness. Mr. Plummer was born April 10, 1918 at Offutt, a son of the late Eddie and Edith Williamson Plummer. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the V. F. W. Post 1021 at Fort Gay. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frieda Davis of Forsythe, MO; Mrs. Glada Jarrell of Huntington and Mrs. Lydia Webb of Fort Gay; and six brothers, Bradford and Howard Plummer, both of Huntington; Deward Plummer of Jeffersonville, IN and Bernard and Millard Plummer, both of Fort Gay and Rufford Plummer of Tucson, AZ. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1975

 

RIFFE, John D.

1886-1975

John D. (Bee) Riffe, 88, Fallsburg, died at 11:30 p.m. January 14, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Riffe was born September 26, 1886 in Boyd County, a son of the late Theodore and Mollie Ross Riffe. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Patsy Combs and Miss Kathleen Riffe, both of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Dixie Thompson of Ironton; four sons, Alton, V. B. and Hetarl Riffe all of Fallsburg and R. T. Riffe of Baltimore; four sisters; five brothers, 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

SPEARS, Martin Luther

1890-1975

Funeral services for Martin Luther Spears, 85, of Fort Gay, were conducted January 23 at Bartram Chapel Church at route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. John Simpkins and the Rev. Willard Robinson. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Spears was born January 2, 1890, at Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Isadore Robinson Spears. He was a retired boiler maker. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Britt of Fort Gay and Mrs. George Williams of Huntington; three sons, James Spears of Fort Gay, Harold Spears of Micco, FL and Clyde T. Spears of Mansfield, OH; four sister, Mrs. Mary See, Mrs. Alice Crabtree and Mrs. Jenny Wilson, all of Fort Gay and Mrs. Okie Shepherd of Coal Grove, OH. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1975

 

STEPP, Ulysses Grant

1899-1975

Funeral services for Ulysses G. Stepp, 75, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted January 8 at the residence of Martha Dowden in Fort Gay by Flem Arrowood and Mart Lemaster. Burial was in Stepp Cemetery. He died Saturday at his residence. Mr. Stepp was born February 13, 1899, at Inez, a son of the late John and Mary Etta Dowden Stepp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Dowden Stepp; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Amburgy of Washington and Mrs. Alice Stanford of Boonscamp; and two brothers, Ernel Stepp of Huntington and Everett Stepp of Lovely. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1975

 

STUART, Claude L.

1891-1975

Claude L. Stuart, 82, Stockton, CA died Thursday in Stockton. Mr. Stuart was born May 19, 1891 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Stuart. Surviving are six children, all of California and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Rice of Hitchins. Funeral services were conducted in Stockton. Burial was conducted there. Big Sandy News, January 22, 1975

 

VANHORN, Jay

1905-1975

Jay Vanhorn, 69, route 4, Louisa, died Sunday in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhorn was born November 21, 1905 in Louisa, a son of the late Benjamin and Frances Jordan Vanhorn. He was  a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Jean Vanhorn of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Donald Vanhorn of Louisa and Teddy Ray Vanhorn of Ironton; two brothers, Austin (Buck) and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn, both of Louisa and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Vanhorn Cemetery in Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1975

 

VAUGHAN, Laura (Hanners)

1894-1975

Laura Hanners Vaughan, of Fairdale, KY, formerly of route 1, Louisa, died January 8, 1975 at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, KY. She was born March 26, 1894, at Gates, Rowan County, KY, a daughter of the late H. G. (Dad) and Cora Cornelius Hanners. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John A. Vaughan; seven daughters, Mildred McGimsey of Miami, FL, Mary Lammers of Indianapolis, IN, Maude Hardwick, route 1, Louisa, Virginia Towson, of Wilmington, OH, Maxine Morgan of Fairdale, KY, June Carter, route 1, Louisa,, Easter Wellman, Fort Gay, WV; two sons, Wayne Vaughan of Gainesville, FL and John Tom Vaughan of Cincinnati, OH; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Cox of Sandusky, OH. Funeral services were conducted January 11 at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home, Fairdale, KY by Rev. Paul Reece. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 15, 1975

 

WALLER, Garnet

1913-1975

Funeral services for Miss Garnet Waller, 61, of 109 Boone Street, Louisa, were conducted December 29, at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery at Louisa. Miss Waller died at 9 p.m. December 26 at the Louisa Community Hospital. She was born December 23, 1913, at Route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Danny and Myrtle Adkins Waller. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Opal Elswick of Ashland, Mrs. Louise Brumfield of Worthington; Mrs. Virginia Palmer of Oklahoma City, OK and Mrs. Thelma Turner of Proctorville, OH; three brothers, Dennis Waller of Fort Gay, George Waller of Lucasville, OH and James Waller of Elkhorn City. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

WARD, George

1916-1975

Funeral services for George W. Ward, 58, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Monday in the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Martin Lemaster, the Rev. Tom Preece and the Rev. Jim Preece. Burial was in Ward Cemetery. Mr. Ward died January 3, in Greensburg. Mr. Ward was born December 8, 1916 in Martin County, a son of the late James Madison and Sarah McGinnis Ward. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lady of Paducah and five brothers, Alex, Martin, Hansford and Ali Ward, all of route 2, Louisa, McKinley Ward of South Portsmouth, OH, and Madison Ward of Fairway Heights, WA. Big Sandy News, January 8, 1975

 

WILSON, Thomas W.

1894-1975

Thomas W. Wilson, 80, route 1, Webbville, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born March 23, 1894, in Louisa, a son of the late Marion and Mariah McClure Wilson. He was a retired employee of the Columbia Gas Co. and a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irvine Holzsweig of Portsmouth, VA and two sisters, Mrs. Mae Akers of Richmond, VA and Mrs. Nannie Burke of Hellier; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Everett Kiger. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 29, 1975

 

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FEBRUARY

BIVENS, Betsy (Fletcher)

1909-1975

Mrs. Betsy Bivens, 65, of Cincinnati, a Lawrence native, died at 4:30 a.m. January 13, at the Bethesda North Hospital, in Cincinnati, following a short illness. Mrs. Bivens was born May 10, 1909, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Sam and Mary Isaac Fletcher. She was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church, in Cincinnati, for 37 years, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Robert Bivens, three sisters, Audrey Meade, Cincinnati, Oma Payne, Columbus, and Georgia Kennard, St. Petersburg, FL, one brother, William Fletcher of Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted January 16, at the Calvary Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Norman Paslay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Charles A. Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1975

 

BOWLING, Mella (Rowe)

1906-1975

Mrs. Mella Bowling, 68, route 2, Louisa, died at 9:45 a.m. in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bowling was born May 24, 1906 at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late Mart and Plina Bowe Rowe. Surviving are her husband, Wallace Bowling, five daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Thompson of Westwood, Mrs. Lawrence Miller of Flatwoods, Mrs. Hope Cook and Miss Gladys Bowling, both of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Morton Carter of Waterford, MI, two sons, Lawrence and Homer Bowling, both of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. John Hicks of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Oscar Rowe of Louisa, Frank Rowe of Catlettsburg, and Edgel Rowe of Westwood; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Eloise  United Baptist Church at route 2, Louisa, by the Rev. Mart Lemaster, the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Charles Price. Burial was in Bowling Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

COOKSEY, Dennis Flem

1888-1975

Funeral services were conducted last Friday morning for Dennis Flem Cooksey, 86, of route 4, Louisa, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Cooksey Cemetery. Mr. Cooksey died at 12:30 p.m. January 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Cooksey was born September 27, 1888, in the Big Cat Creek area of Lawrence County, a son of the late Jerry and Jane Mullins Cooksey. His wife, Mrs. Maude Whitt Cooksey died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lon Church of Ashland, a son, Edward Cooksey of route 1, Catlettsburg; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1975

 

CORDLE, Andrew

1893-1975

Funeral services for Andrew Jackson Cordle, 81, of Webbville, were conducted Saturday morning in the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by the Rev. Charlie Arrington. Mr. Cordle died January 29 in a Louisa nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Cordle was born April 20, 1893, a  son of the late Thad and Lucy Baker Cordle. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Loray Arrington of Webbville; Miss Tera Cordle of Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth Alkire of Columbus; five sons, Thad and Ossie Cordle of Gibsonville, OH, Ellis Cordle of Logan, OH and Kenneth Cordle of Loveland, CO; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Cordle of Amanda; Mrs. Bertha Vanhoose of Woodstock, OH, Mrs. Carolyn Hollingshead of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Ann Flannery of St. Petersburg, FL; and three brothers, Ossie Cordle of St. Petersburg and Maynard and Thaddeus Cordle, both of Lancaster, OH; 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1975

 

COX, Minerva Jane (See)

1892-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Jane Cox, 84, Louisa, were conducted Sunday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in See Cemetery. Mrs. Cox died Thursday morning in a South Williamson hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Cox was born February 25, 1892 at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Elizabeth Rose Parsley See. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betsy John and Mrs. Frances Hayes, both of Detroit, and Mrs. Mary Rose Hawthorne of Huntington; three sons, Jack and Ralph Cox, both of Freeburn, and Bernie Cox of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ratcliff of Louisville and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of Princeton, WV; a brother, Jack See of route 2, Louisa, 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and a step grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

DUNCAN, Bonnie Jean (Wilson)

1920-1975

Mrs. Bonnie Jean Duncan, 55, Fort Gay, WV died February 10 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Duncan was born February 7, 1920, at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Norman and Iantha McCoy Wilson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Izella Morris of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Rita Ray of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Faye Perry of Louisa; four sons, Jerry Lynch of Mansfield, OH, Leslie and Robert Lynch and Harry Duncan, all of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Verlie Wilson, Mrs. Ethel Howe and Mrs. Dorothy Gibson, all of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Elsie Price of St. Albans, WV; a brother, Pearlie Wilson of Enon, OH; and her step parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowe of Fort Gay and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted February 13 under the direction of Young Funeral Home at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. John Simpkins. Burial was in Rowe Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, February 19,1 975

 

FERGUSON, Autie Lee

1905-1975

Funeral services for Autie Lee Ferguson, 69, Martha, who died Tuesday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Paint Baptist Church by Robie Ferguson, minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Relief. Mr. Ferguson was born November 8, 1905, in Morgan County, a son of the late Elliott and Martha Hammond Ferguson. He was a retired tool and die worker, a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Webb Ferguson, five sons, Autie Lucas and Marcus Wayne Ferguson both at home, Burl Lee Ferguson, of Miamisburg, OH, Truman E. Ferguson of Middletown, OH, and Ambruse L. Ferguson of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Mrs. Lassie Woolridge of Miamisburg, OH, Mrs. Lucy Webster of Marietta, GA, Mrs. Connie Nickell of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Jean Simpson of Wabash, IN, and Mrs. Janie Cordell of Blaine; two brothers, Estill Ferguson of Gary, IN and William P. Ferguson of Relief; six sisters, Mrs. Ruie Vanover and Mrs. Verna Williams, both of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Julia Ferguson of Relief, Mrs. Pearly Skaggs of Blaine, Mrs. Alta Williams of South Charleston, OH, and Mrs. Irene Sturgill of Martha; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook was in charge of services. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

FERGUSON, Emory

1906-1975

Funeral services for the Rev. Emory Ferguson, 68, Blaine, who died February 3 in the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg following an illness of one week, were conducted February 6 at the Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Clavis Adkins, the Rev. Scott Castle and the Rev. Bondie Salyer. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. The Rev. Ferguson was born September 25, 1906 at Relief, a son of the late Lonza and Mary Fyffe Ferguson. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Neva Kelly Ferguson; two daughters, Mrs. Anniie Lee Sparks of Westerville OH, and Mrs. Inez Roberts of Gahanna, OH, a son, Frank Ferguson of Maynardville, TN; a brother, Bert Ferguson of Wheelersburg, OH, a half brother, Cassie Ferguson with the U. S. Army in Columbus, GA; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1975

 

FITCH, Johnny Joe

1924-1975

A Richardson man, charged with beating to death his neighbor, was released Monday on $10,000 bond. Burl Burgess is charged in the Sunday death of 50 year old Joe Fitch, also of Richardson. He died on the operating table at Louisa Community Hospital. Coroner John Ryan said the incident occurred Saturday, noting that Fitch's deathbed statement implicated Burgess. Burgess was arrested by the sheriff's office and was released by County Judge James Martin on $10,000 bond. The case will be presented to the grand jury, which is in session.

 

Members of the grand jury are Lowman F. Bush, Mrs. Nellie Crabtree, Harold Hall, Mrs. G. W. Barrett, Charles Cauldwell, Bob Branham, Mrs. Bonnie Carter, Newman Roberts, Harry Roberts, Mrs. Maude Hardwick, Farrell Sturgill and Arden Grubb.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Fitch were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the residence of his parents, with burial in the family cemetery at Richardson. Survivors include his father, Jerry Fitch of Richardson; three brothers, Willie Fitch of Green Springs, OH, Jerry Fitch of Richardson, and Lowell Fitch of Columbus, the stepmother, Mrs. Bernice Vanhoose Fitch of Richardson; five sisters, Mrs. Wanda Boyd, Mrs. Frances Boyd and Mrs. Lizzie Borders, all of Richardson, Mrs. Lena Boyd of Columbus and Mrs. Helen Blankenship of Mechanicsburg. He was born April 2, 1924 in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

JOBE, Stella (Murphy)

1895-1975

Mrs. Stella Jobe, 79, Midland, PA, formerly of Louisa, died February 12, at 1:15 p.m. in Midland following an extended illness. Mrs. Jobe was born April 3, 1895 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Ann Burton Murphy. Surviving are five sons, Sheridan, Proctor and Harvey T. Jobe, all of Midland, Sylvester Jobe, Jr., of Lawrence County, and Clayton Jobe of Darlington, PA; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Kitchen of Covington; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Jobe Cemetery near Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

KISE, Richard

1900-1975

Richard Kise, 75, route 5, Louisa, died February 12 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Kise was born January 28, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Travis Kise of route 1, Louisa, and the late Chance Kise. Surviving in addition to his mother are four sisters, Mrs. Nola Babst of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Nolda Ehrmans of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Nanny Hartley of South Vienna, OH and Mrs. Mae Miller of route 1, Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Meads Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Bert Miller, with burial in Kise Cemetery in Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

 

KITCHEN, James Milton

1907-1975

James Milton Kitchen, 67, Blaine, died February 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Kitchen was born March 28, 1907, at Blaine a son of the late Joseph and Essie Spencer Kitchen. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retied field superintendent plant engineer for the Foothills Telephone Co. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F & AM and of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pruda Hay Kitchen. Funeral services were conducted February 14, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Bob Wagoner of Grayson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

MCCLURE, Harry Ransom

1915-1975

Harry Ransom McClure, 60, route 1, Louisa, died at 8:55 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati following an extended illness. Mr. McClure was born August 22, 1915, at Louisa, a son of the late John J. and Maude Chaffin McClure. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Ashland, the American Legion of Covington, a veteran of World War ii and was a retired administrative director of the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. His wife, Mrs. Laura Belle Childers McClure died in 1958. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Emsley Hamilton of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Daisy Lee Fuson of Salina, KS; and Mrs. Georgina O'Lee of St. Louis. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Carl Hall, with burial in the McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

MILLER, Jay R.

1913-1975

Jay R. Miller, 62, Louisa merchant 30 years, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. He operated J. R. Miller & Sons Wholesale Grocery. Mr. Miller was born Oct. 8, 1912, at Louisa, a son of the late John R. and Josephine Thompson Miller. He was a member of the Oddfellows. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Martin Miller; two sons, Thaddeus J. and Paul David Miller, both of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Jay P. Hinkle, Mrs. Ernie Thompson, and Mrs. Thelma Arrington, all of Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Judd of Drift and Mrs. Ethel Senters of Betsy Layne; a brother Edward Miller of Louisa; and six grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete. The body is at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

MILLER, Ray H.

192-1975

Ray H. Miller, 54, formerly of Louisa, died early Sunday morning in a fire in his apartment at Columbus. Fire officials said Miller had apparently dropped a cigarette into his couch before going to sleep. He died of asphyxiation. The fire occurred about 12:05 a.m. About $1,000 damage was reported for the apartment building. Three other resident had been evacuated, but only smoke damage was reported for the other apartments. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

MOORE, Regina (Miller)

1907-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Regina Moore, 67, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Mary United Baptist Church at Charley by the Rev. Flem Arrowood and Rev. Florida Lyons. Burial was in Judd Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mr. Moore died at 7 p.m. February 6, in a Louisa Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born August 6, 1907, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Mae Pack Miller. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Moore, a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae Johnson of New Carlisle, OH; four sons, Calvin and Ransom Moore both of Louisa, Lace Arthur Moore of Fallsburg and Homer Moore, at home; seven half sisters, Mrs. John Holbrook of Cordell, Mrs. Rhoda Gilliam of Springfield, OH, Mrs. George Pack of Marysville, OH, Mrs. Matthew Moore of Oak Hill, OH, Mrs. Julia Daniels of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Vina Sword of Idaho and Mrs. Virgie Sammons of Ashland and nine half brothers, Hobert Thompson of route 1, Louisa, John Thompson of Cordell, Bert and Cecil Thompson both of Urbana, OH, Shelton Thompson of Springfield, OH, Ochel and Willie Miller of Columbus, OH, Edward Miller of Columbus, IN and Raymond Miller of Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1975

 

RICE, David E.

1920-1975

Funeral services for David E. Rice, 54, route 3, Louisa, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Myrtle Chapel Church by Clifford Austin and Norman Roberts, ministers. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Rice was born June 3, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lige and Emma Short Rice. He was an employee of the Lawrence County Road Department and a former employee of the Kentucky department of Highways. Mr. Rice was a Kentucky Colonel and a trustee of the Myrtle Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ransom Rice; four daughters, Mrs. Linda Ferguson of Columbus, GA, Mrs. Joyce Burton of Louisa and Misses Wanda and Marsha Rice, both at home; two sons, Herbie D. Rice of Titusville, FL; and Joe F. Rice of Lexington, two sisters, Miss Sarah E. Rice and Mrs. Dorothy Moore, both of route 3, Louisa, three brothers, Thomas L. Rice of Huntington, James F. Rice of Melbourne, FL and Jack Alex Rice of route 4, Louisa and three granddaughters.

Miller Funeral Home in Ashland was in charge of services. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

SALYERS, Hazel (Carter)

1912-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Salyers, 63, route 3, Louisa, who died January 7 at her residence, following an extended illness were conducted January 9 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Amon Diamond and the Rev. Willie Moore. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers was born February 2, 1912 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Kay and Lottie Wilks Carter. She ha been a member of the Smokey valley Enterprise Baptist Church for 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Chester Arthur Salyers; three sons, Truman and Marvin Salyers, both of Columbus, OH and Melvin Salyers of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Miss Alkie Carter of Columbus; four brothers, Don Carter of route 1, Louisa, R. L. Carter of Maysville, Luther Carter of Chillicothe, OH and Forest Carter of Fire Lake, TX, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 12, 1975

 

SKEENS, Kenos

1909-1975

Funeral services for Kenos Skeens, 65, route 1, Fort Gay, WV who died January 26, were conducted January 30 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Skeens Cemetery at Route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Skeens was born July 3, 1909, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Drew and Clara Fannin Skeens. He was a retired miner and railroader. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madeline Rowe Skeens; three sons, Paul Thomas Skeens of Mansfield, OH, Glen Ray Skeens with the U. S. Army in Germany and Carl Douglas Skeens of route 1, Fort Gay; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Henson of Louisa, Mrs. Helen Stone of Ashland, Mrs. Annise Jarrell of Newark, OH, Mrs. Elizabeth Orin of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Lou Vada Jones of route 4, Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1975

 

SKEENS, William

1890-1975

William Skeens, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Skeens was born June 4, 1890, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Elswick Skeens. He was a member of the Fort Gay United Methodist Church and retired in 1955 from the N & W Railway, of which he was an employee for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Forma Cooksey Skeens; three daughters, Mrs. Louvivian Hodge, Blue Creek, OH, Mrs. Annie E. Thompson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Jo Sue Burkhart of Wheelerrsburg, OH; two sons, Delbert Skeens of Fort Wright and William Skeens of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Helen Woods of Zelda; a brother, Hobert Skeens of the Big Cat area of Lawrence County; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

SPILLMAN, James Martin

1898-1975

James Martin Spillman, 77, route 3, Louisa died at 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Spillman was born January 7, 1898, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Jeff and Mollie Berry Spillman. His wife, Mrs. Julia Adkins Spillman, died in 1939. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Birdie Mae Spillman of route 3, Louisa; two sons, John David and Tommy J. Spillman, both of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Crabtree of Groveport, OH; 18 grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Gallie Isaac and Fred Vanhorn, ministers. Burial was in Spillman Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 5, 1975

 

WALKER, Millard

1937-1975

Mr. Millard F. Walker, 37, of route 4, Louisa, died February 13 at 4 a.m. at UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born December 4, 1937, at Clifford, KY, a son of Mrs. Ella Walker of Catlettsburg, and the late Clyde Walker. Survivors include the wife, Glenna Pfost Walker, to whom he had been married ten years, one daughter, Anna Lee Walker, at home; one sons, Paul David Walker, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nolan Riggs of Kenova, WV and Miss Jewell Walker of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Norman D. Walker of Ashland, KY and Jarrett Walker of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Clifford Austin with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 19, 1975

 

WEBB, Arthur J.

1900-1975

Arthur J. Webb, 75, LaRue, OH passed away February 19, at 7:10 a.m. in Marion General Hospital. He had been ill two months. Mr. Webb was born January 15, 1900, in Lawrence County. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Webb. His mother was the former Onia Chadwick. Survivors include his wife, Jettie Holbrook Webb, four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Edna) Wright, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Jack (Beulah) Owens, Marion, OH, Mrs. Roger (Ruth)Patton, West Mansfield, OH and Mrs. William (Bethel) Parrish of Prospect, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Chester Sawyer, Webbville, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Bower, Grove City, OH, two brothers, Austin and Norman Webb, of Richwood, OH; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday February 21, at 2 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue, OH by the Rev. Ray Adkins. Burial was in Price Cemetery in Essex, OH. Big Sandy News, February 26, 1975

 

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BRANHAM, Elizabeth (Ellis)

1936-1975

A Perry Street woman burned to death Sunday evening in a blaze at the residence which also injured her husband. Lawrence County Coroner John Ryan said Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis Branham, 39, died in the upstairs bedroom, when her bed caught fire. The body has been sent for a post mortem at King’s Daughters’ Hospital,  which is routine in cased of violent death, Dr. Ryan said. Her husband, Curtis Allen Branham, a disabled construction worker, escaped the fire with minor burns. Mrs. Branham’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Ellis, was in her downstairs apartment at the time of the fire which occurred at about 7 p.m. Lt. Eldon Diamond of the Louisa Fire Department said firemen contained the blaze in about an hour. Damage to the bedroom and attic was reported. Lt. Diamond said a state fire marshal investigated the incident Tuesday. Cause of the blaze has not been determined. The body was found partially under the bed. Mrs. Ellis told the Big Sandy News that about 15 minutes prior to the blaze she took a soft drink upstairs to her daughter and son in law who had been ill with the flu since Thursday. She returned to her living quarters, and heard a sharp noise. She went into the downstairs hall that connects her apartment, and saw smoke from the upstairs. Her son in law was slumped on the top stair, shouting a warning about the fire. Mrs. Ellis said neighbors also smelled the smoke and Branham was rescued from the blaze by Aaron Moon, Bill Copley and Ed Sparks. Mrs. Branham was born January 7, 1936, in Ashland, a daughter of Mrs. Ellis and the late H.L. Ellis, principal at Ashland High School for more than 20 years. Additional survivors include five children, Tony Bocook, Rhonda Bocook, Christy Bocook, Larry Branham and Curt Branham and one brother, Lawrence Ellis of Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

Lawrence Coroner John N. Ryan ruled last week that 39 year old Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis Branham, died from carbon monoxide poisoning, as the results of a fire that damaged the bedroom of her apartment on Perry Street. Police Chief Dempsey Bradley said the state fire marshal’s office has not ruled as to the cause of the blaze that occurred in Branham bedroom March 9 where she died. Her husband, Curtis Branham escaped without serious injury. Coroner Ryan quoted Branham that his wife was smoking in bed when the blaze occurred. The both were able to escape, but she returned to the bedroom for $1,034 left in his wallet. She evidently was overcome by smoke, the coroner theorized. Firemen found the wallet with the partially burned money later in the week, and the money was turned over to city police officer Paul Auxier. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1975

 

CORDLE, Ella

1890-1975

Miss Ella Cordle, 85, of Ashland, died March 11 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral services were conducted March 13, at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by the Rev. tommy Bailey and the Rev. Jarrett Cordle, the Rev. Charlie Arrington. Burial was in the Cordle Cemetery at Blaine. Miss Cordle is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rose Adams and Mrs. Jeanette Curnutte both of Ashland; four brothers, Minuard Cordle, Lock Cordle and Sam Cordle, all of Ashland, and Monroe Cordle of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1975

 

CRANK, Joy M. (Childers)

1929-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Joy M. Crank, 45, of Fairborn, OH, formerly of route 2, Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Crank Cemetery. Mrs. Crank was born August 3, 1929, in Louisa, a daughter of Jessie and Julia Davis Childers of Louisa. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Bert Crank; two daughters, Misses Donna Sue and Mary Julia Crank, both at home; a son, Gilbert Crank of Fairborn; five sisters, Mrs. James Lemaster of Louisa, Mrs. Robert Clark of Fairborn, Mrs. Henry See of Winchester, VA, Mrs. Sherry E. Nunmaker of Nicholasville and Mrs. Charles Nofsinger of Strawsburg, VA and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

GRIFFITH, Nannie Mae (Cordle)

1912-1975

Nannie Mae Griffith, 62, of Blaine died Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at Louisa Community Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Griffith was born March 21, 1912 at Blaine, the daughter of the late Milt and Mollie Cordle. She was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles J. Griffith; one daughter, Mrs. Mardria Lester, Columbus, OH; one son, Harmon Milton Griffith, Blaine; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Withrow, Petersburg, MI, Mrs. James Castleberry, Ypsilanti, MI and Mrs. George Alley, Westwood, KY; two brothers, Charles S. Cordle of Ypsilanti, MI and J. H. Cordle, Detroit, MI; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church at Cordell, KY with the Rev. Tommy Bailey and Rev. Charlie Arrington officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Funeral arrangements have been under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1975

 

HUNT, Verlie (Ferguson)

1919-1975

Mrs. Verlie Hunt, 56, of Gurnee, IL, died at 5:30 p.m. March 16, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Gurnee. Funeral services were conducted March 17 at the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Everett Meddings and the Rev. Jesse Ramey. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery, route 1, Radnor, WV. She was born June 26, 1919, at Radnor, a daughter of the late Walter Ferguson and Lanie Watts Ferguson. Survivors include her husband, James Hunt of Gurnee; one son, William W. Hunt of Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Hardwick, Mrs. Shirley Hunt and Mrs. Rhoda Artrip, all of Mansfield, OH; three brothers, Wetzel Ferguson and Walter Ferguson, both of Mansfield, and Vince Damron of route 1, Radnor. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1975

 

ISON, Maude Mae (Ratcliff)

1902-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Mae Ison, 73, Blaine, were conducted Saturday at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Paul Collins. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ison died Tuesday evening in a Columbus, OH hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Ison was born February 15, 1902, at Hurley, VA; a daughter of the late Jack and Canzada Chambers Ratcliff. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Ison; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Williams of Blaine, Mrs. Gladys Hale of Reynoldsburg, OH,  and Mrs. Peggy Sue Large of Columbus; four sons, Archie Paul and Charles Gary Ison, both of Blaine, Ronald Ray Ison of Pickerton, OH and Arbie Oscar Ison of Baltimore, OH; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack McNeil of Portsmouth, 29 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1975

 

JONES, Wayne Henry

1928-1975

Wayne Henry Jones, 46, Browns Mills, NJ, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Walson Army Hospital at Fort Dix, NJ following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Jones was born November 18, 1928, at Louisa, a son of the late James E. and Ollie Caines Jones. He was retired from the U. S. Army after 27 years service and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, a good conduct medal and the Vietnamese Silver Cross. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Antionette Harlow Jones; and six sisters, Mrs. W. H. McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Robert A. Lucas of Heath, OH, Mr. W. G. Crutchfield of San Diego, CA, Mrs. E. W. Hosack of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Elmer Irby of South Point, OH and Miss Frances Jones of route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lowell Langefeld and Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Jones Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

MAY, Mary Ethel (Cantrell)

1957-1975

May, Erica

1975-1975

Joint funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel May, 17, Louisa, who died March 11, while giving birth to a daughter Erica May, dead at birth, were conducted Friday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. May was born May 4, 1957, at Louisa, a daughter of Homer and Kathleen Henson Cantrell of Louisa. Surviving in addition  to her parents are her husband, Freddie May, five sisters, Misses Alberta, Helen, Novada, Shawana Marie and Gloria Jean Cantrell, all at home; three brothers, Arlie, Jimmie David, and Bennie Ray Cantrell, all  at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Stone of Adams. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1975

 

MCDAVID, William Thomas

1891-1975

William Thomas McDavid, 84, Webbville, died Sunday at his residence. Mr. McDavid was born January 29, 1891, in Carter County, a son of the late Jesse Riley and Nancy V. Wells McDavid. He was a retired farmer and coal miner. His wife, Mrs. Laura Lucy McDavid preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Russell McDavid of Webbville and Thomas Junior and Alva Ray McDavid, both of Lorain, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Verna Oney of Ashland, Mrs. Beatrice Harper of Cannonsburg and Mrs. Minnie Helton of Tampa, FL; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist Church by Russell Griffith and Junior Sturgill, ministers. Burial was in the McDavid family cemetery. Malone Funeral Home of Grayson was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1975

 

PERRY, John H.

1896-1975

Funeral services for John H. Perry, 78, route 4, Louisa, who died Thursday, March 6, were conducted at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Perry was born June 2901896, a son of the late Arnold and Marinda Perry. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Webb Perry; three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Music of Cridersville, OH, Mrs. Virginia Click of Wapaneke, OH and Mrs. Mary Rolston of McGuffey, OH; four sons, John Perry, Jr. and Herman Perry both of Lima, OH, Dennis R. Perry of Cridersville and Hobert Perry at home; a step son, John B. Crabtree of Cincinnati, OH, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Frazier of Hillsboro, OH; two brothers, Theodore and Cecil Perry, both of Louisa; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1975

 

PRICE, Martha Helen (Stone)

1918-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Helen Stone Price, 56, of 401 Clay Street, Louisa, were conducted March 12 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died March 9 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mrs. Price was born December 18, 1918, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Richard Stone and Mrs. Lou Gearhart Stone of Clay Street. Additional survivors include her husband, Haskell Price, three daughters, Mrs. Ronald Fultz of Ashland, and Mrs. James M. Boggs and Mrs. David Phelps, both of Louisa; one son, Mark Price of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Gene Stewart of Pikeville and Mrs. James Pickrell of Ashland; two brothers, Lucian Stone and Cam Stone, both of Dayton. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1975

 

SAVAGE, Martha Lee (Smith)

1892-1975

Mrs. Martha Lee Savage, 82, of route 4, Louisa, died at 4:30 p.m. March 16, in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. March 19 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Elder Austin Fields and the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Watson Cemetery. She was born September 29, 1892, at Star Route Louisa, a daughter of the late Charlie Franklin Smith and Mrs. Nannie Watson Smith. Survivors include one son, Glenn C. Savage of route 4, Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Eva Porterfield, Akron, OH, Mrs. Mary Smith of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN; four brothers, Hobert Smith of Ashland, Fred Smith and Homer Smith, both of route 4, Louis, and Watson Smith of Scottsdale, PA. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1975

 

SIMPSON, Charlie

1906-1975

Charlie Simpson, 68, Ulysses, died Saturday in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was born August 31, 1906, in Carter County, a son of the late William and Missouri Helton Simpson. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lora Blair of Wabash, IN and Mrs. Shirley Green of Berry; a step daughter, Miss Lisa Blevins of Ulysses; three brothers, Walter Simpson of Re Bush, Roy Simpson of Willard and Norman Simpson of Ypsilanti, MI; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Duty of Meally; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton, the Rev. Bill Tackett and the Rev. Irvin Castle. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

SWETNAM, Homer Hamilton

1902-1975

Funeral services for Homer Hamilton Swetnam, 72, Blaine, were conducted Thursday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Swetnam Cemetery at Blaine. He died the night of March 3 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Swetnam was born July 12, 1902 at Blaine, a son of the late Louisa Swetnam. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee. Surviving are a half-brother, Fred Ferguson of Blaine and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

TRIPLETT, Lewis

 1913-1975

Funeral services for Lewis Triplett, 61, of Webbville, were conducted Saturday at Brammer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Mr. Triplett was born March 27, 1913, at Webbville, a son of the late Dan and Camilla Holbrook Triplett. He was a farmer. Surviving are two brothers, Watson and Johnny Triplett, both of route 1, Webbville; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Young of Wellston, OH, Mrs. Ella Large of Webbville and Mrs. Martha Jones of Vanceburg, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1975

 

WHEELER, Francis

1935-1975

Francis Wheeler, 39, Columbus, formerly of Blaine, died March 21 in a Columbus hospital. Mr. Wheeler was born November 22, 1935, a son of the late Troy and Nina Craft Wheeler. He was an employee of Federal Glass Co., in Columbus. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Janet Whalam and Miss Tresa Wheeler, both of Columbus, a son, Mark Wheeler of Columbus, two brothers, Earl Wheeler of Columbus and Elmer Wheeler of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Louise Keefer of Columbus and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Wheeler family cemetery at Brushy Creek. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1975

 

WILEY, Margaret Jean

1975-1975

Infant Margaret Jean Wiley, five month old daughter of Mrs. Roberta Wiley of Fort Gay, WV died at 3 p.m. Saturday in a hospital in Lexington following a sudden illness. Surviving in addition to her mother are two brothers, George and Tracy Farris, both of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1975

 

WORKMAN, Matilda (Hughes)

1890-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Mae Workman, 85, of Lawrence County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley Gap Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Mrs. Workman died early March 1 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Workman was born January 22, 1890 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jim and Millie Marcum Hughes. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for 71 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Lietwein of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Opal Jordan of Orlando, FL; six sons, Roma, Oma and Arlie Workman all of Lawrence County, Pearl and Arnold Workman, both of Columbus, and Vessie Workman of Staffordsville; 42 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1975

 

YORK, Julius

1891-1975

Funeral services for Julius York, 83, Louisa, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Smith Chapel Church in the Point Section by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Junior Bevins. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Mr. York was dead on arrival Wednesday afternoon at King’s Daughters; Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. York was born July 2, 1891, at Thacker, WV, a son of the late Nathaniel and Sarah Johnson York. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Abshire York; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Tackett of Drift and Mrs. Burlin Caperton of Dayton, OH; three sons, Earl York of Martin, Andy York, Columbus, OH and James H. York of Grayson; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Ratcliff of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lillie Small of Kermit, WV and Mrs. Jack Prater of Norfolk, VA; a brother, Tom York of Kermit; a half-brother, Andy New of Louisa; two stepsons, Allie McCalister of Cincinnati and Dudley McCalister of East Kermit, WV; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1975

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APRIL

BOOTH, Harry Lewis

1921-1975

Funeral services for Harry T. Booth, 53, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, who died Friday morning in Veterans Hospital in Huntington, following an extended illness were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Booth Cemetery at Echo. Mr. Booth was born November 21, 1921 at echo, WV, a son of the late Millard and Senith Ferguson Booth. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Ward Booth, two stepdaughters, Miss Anita Louisa and Miss Laura Bell Ward, both at home, a daughter, Miss Pearl Marie Booth, at home; two sons, Harry Booth, Jr. and Larry Booth, both at home; two stepsons, Charles Donald Ward, at home, and John Ray Ward, with the U. S. Army in Germany; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Tucker of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Mary Lou Thompson of Wayne, Mrs. Lenore Turner and Mrs. Pearl Thomas, both of Huntington, and Mrs. Mildred Jenkins of Flint, MI and three brothers, Russell Booth of Rittman, OH, Estill Booth of Wadsworth, OH and Edgar Booth of Lorain, OH. Big Sandy News, April 30, 2975

 

BORDERS, Glen

1894-1975

Glen Borders, 80, Ulysses, died Saturday morning in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Borders was born June 20, 1894, at River, a son of the late Leonidas and Belle Preston Borders. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 887. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul Thompson of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Dora Johnson of Ulysses and Mrs. Vivian Helms of Ashland; three sons, Howard Borders of Sandusky, OH, Virgil Price of Urbana, OH and Pfc. Joseph L. Borders of Fort Hood, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Price of Louisa and Mrs. Anna Wallen of Springfield, OH; two brothers, Jack Borders of Oceanside, CA and Bert Borders of Minden, WV; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Fred Vanhorn and Byrd Webb, ministers. Burial was in Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1975

 

BOWEN, Nancy L. (Music)

1892-1975

Mrs. Nancy L. Bowen, 82, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bowen was born October 11, 1892, in Clifford, a daughter of the late James and Cella Estepp Music. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Chriss Bowen, died in 1969. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charlie Waller of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bert Waller of Findlay, OH, Mrs. William Northern of Louisa, and Mrs. Elsie Price of Huntington; four sons, Wesley and Charles Bowen both of Fort Gay, Grover Bowen of Norfolk, VA and Randall Bowen of route 2, Catlettsburg; 38 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James L. Lucas. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1975

 

BURGESS, Kathern Bell (Ferguson)

1921-1975

Kathern Bell Burgess, 53, of 240 Collins Avenue, Columbus, OH, passed away Sunday at route 4, Louisa. She was born June 29, 1921, at Mallory, WV, and was the daughter of Adam Maynard and Mary Ferguson. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Burgess; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Vanover, route 4, Louisa, 7 sons, Darrell, Jerry, Bobby, James, Billy, Randy and Michael Burgess, all of Columbus, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Gomer Elkins of Cyclone, WV, Mrs. Faye Schultz of Selina, OH, Mrs. Naomi Samples of Canton, OH, Mrs. Jewell Curry of Chicago, IL; three brothers, James Maynard, East Lynn, WV, Paul Maynard, Arlington, VA, and Donald Maynard, Selina, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the graveside. Burial was in the Cook Cemetery at Cyclone, WV. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home in Louisa to the James Funeral Home in Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1975

 

BURGESS, Lawrence Quinton

1919-1975

Funeral services for Lawrence Quinton Burgess, 55, Louisa, who died April 1, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Burgess Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mr. Burgess was born July 4, 1919, at Gallup, a son of the late Thomas J. and Addie Gilkerson Burgess. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa, of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, a veteran of World War II, a former employee of the Kentucky Highway Department until 1955 and was an employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. from 1955 to 1974. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey Roberts Burgess; two daughters, Misses Lean Ann and Jane Ellen Burgess, both of Louisa, a son, Jeffrey Lawrence Burgess of Louisa; and a sister, Mrs. William A. Elkins of Louisa. Masonic rites were conducted at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1975

 

CARROLL, George W.

1881-1975

Funeral services for George W. Carroll, 93, Star Route, Louisa, who died Friday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness, were conducted Monday at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Carroll was born June 20, 1881, at Grahn, a son of the late Abe and Nancy Wallace Carroll. His wife, Mrs. Mae Lester Carroll died in 1962. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Glen S. Wilson of Lexington, Mrs. O. J. Lawson of Grayson, Mrs. Don Shimble of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Henry Compton of Star Route, Louisa, two sons, Willie R. Carroll of Logan, WV and George R. Carroll of St. Albans, WV, a brother, Jesse Carroll of Grahn, 24 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1975

 

CHILDERS, Virgil

1912-1975

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Virgil Childers, 62, of Fairborn, OH were conducted April 5 at the Miami Valley United Baptist Church, with burial in Byron Cemetery. Conducting services were Elders Jim Sturgill, Glen Arrowood and Charles Asform. Mr. Childers died in Kettering Memorial Hospital April 2. He was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Childers and Mrs. Mintie Childers of Richardson. He and his wife, Sarah Childers, operated an IGA Foodliner and Mel-O-Dee Restaurant in Fairborn. They moved from Richardson to Ohio in 1954. He was a veteran of World War II and a charter member of the Miami Valley United Baptist Church, where he was also treasurer and deacon. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Preston Childers, one daughter, Mrs. Linda Meadows of Fairborn; two sons, Leon Childers of Yellow Springs, OH and Woody Childers of Fairborn; two brothers, Clyde Childers and Jay Childers, both of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Parks of Louisa, Mrs. Wilda Holland and Mrs. Syble Holbrook, both of Fairborn and Mrs. Myrtle Lemaster of Xenia.  Memorial contributions can be sent to the Building Fund of the Miami Valley United Baptist Church in care of Luther Preston, 936 Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH. 45324. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1975

 

HARDWICK, George Hubert

1918-1975

George Hubert Hardwick, 56, route 1, Louisa, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at his residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Hardwick was born June 2, 1918, at route 1, Louisa, a son of James M. and Geneva Thompson Hardwick of route 1, Louisa. He was an auto mechanic. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Maude Vaughan Hardwick, two sons, Larry Wray Hardwick of Louisa and Don Harold Hardwick of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles P. Caldwell of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Clem W. O’Neal of Catlettsburg and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1975

 

HAZELETT, Richard

1924-1975

Richard Hazelett, 50, Dayton, OH, formerly of Louisa, was dead on arrival at a hospital in Dayton Saturday following a sudden illness. Mr. Hazelett was born August 12, 1924, at Buchanan, a son of the late Charlie and Della Parker Hazelett. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Nix of El Paso, TX and Mrs. Judy Charney of Maryland; two sons, Donald Richard Hazelett and Eddie Hazelett, both of Augusta, GA; a half-sister, Mrs. Minnie Crist of Waldo, FL; two brothers, William and Charles R. Hazelett, both of Adams, a half-brother, Ishmael Thompson of Plain City, OH and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Isaac Park Chapel by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1975

 

JONES, Olive (Thompson)

Olive Thompson Jones, 72, of Ulysses, KY, passed away April 8, 1975 at 4:20 a.m. Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of the late W. M. Thompson and Dora Borders Thompson. Her husband, Thurman Jones, preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Mary Dewey, Ulysses; three brothers, Howard Thompson, Ulysses, KY, O. I. Thompson, River, KY, and Everett Thompson of Portsmouth, OH, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1975

 

JONES, Sarah Kate (Adison)

1890-1975

Mrs. Sarah Kate Jones, 84, Louisa, died Wednesday, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones was born June 1, 1890, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harm and Susan Wallace Adison. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, William Elliott Jones, died in 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna K. Thomas of Ashland, three sons, Elliott (Coke) Jones and Curtis Spencer Jones, both of Louisa and James Allison Jones of Philadelphia, PA; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1975

 

MCCORMICK, Harold

1926-1975

Harold McCormick, 49, Columbus, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. McCormick was born February 11, 1926, in Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Susan Marie Newsome McCormick. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delores Fuller of Columbus and Mrs. Shirley Phillips of Florida; a son,, Harold McCormick, Jr., of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Florence Patton of Fort Gay; three brothers, Ishmael and William McCormick, both of Fort Gay and Charlie McCormick of Huntington and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at Tuesday at the Big Hurricane Methodist Church by the Rev. Dabney Adkins. Burial was in Brewer Cemetery, route 1, Prichard, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1975

 

PERRY, Nevada (Cotton)

1913-1975

Mrs. Nevada Cotton Perry, 61, Mt. Sterling, OH, formerly of Webbville, died Wednesday at her residence. Mrs. Perry was born September 23, 1913, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late John and Ida Perkins Cotton. She was a member of the Holiness Church. Her husband, Hugh C. Perry, died in 1967. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Brainard of Elyria, OH and Mrs. John W. Stage of Mt. Sterling; three sons, Leroy Perry of Whittier, CA and Kenneth and Delbert Perry, both of Mt. Sterling; two brothers, George W. Cotton of Lawton, OK and Columbus Cotton of Mt. Sterling; a half-brother, James E. Perkins of Whittier, CA; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling by the Rev. James Reed. Burial was in the Pleasant Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 30,1 975

 

QUEEN, Herbert H.

1917-1975

Herbert H. Queen, 57, Portsmouth, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe, OH following an extended illness. Mr. Queen was born September 25, 1917, at Van Lear, a son of the late Herbert H. and Elizabeth White Queen. He was a member of the American Legion and the moose Lodge and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Tackett of Madisonville, Mrs. Opal McCarthy of Washington, D. C. , Mrs. Kay Burgess of Frankfort and Mrs. Ellen Bennington of Wheelersburg, OH and two brothers, Dr. William F. Queen of San Francisco, CA and Howard Queen of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted last Thursday at the Windel-Howland Funeral Home in Portsmouth by the Rev. Don Williams. Burial was in  Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion at the graveside. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1975

 

ROSS, Mary Alice (Cordle)

1880-1975

Mrs. Mary Alice Ross, 93, Blaine, died Wednesday at her residence. Mrs. Ross was born April 5, 1880, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jessie and Elizabeth Jordan, Cordle. Surviving are three sons, Dewey Ross of Columbus, OH, Chilt Ross of Argilite, KY, and Edmon Ross, Jr of Blaine; four daughters, Mrs. Alka Cordle of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Elsie Fitch of Wilbur, KY, Mrs.  Iva Mangino of Chicago, IL and Mrs.  Jessie Morris of Columbus,  Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted,  Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m.  at the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Revs. Jarret Cordle and Jessie Edgar Cordle officiating. Burial was in Ross family cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, April 9 1975

 

THOMPSON, Stant

1897-1975

Stant Thompson, 77, route 3, Louisa, died April 15, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born November 22, 1897, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Felix and Martha Ellen May Thompson. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sella J. Moore Thompson, six daughters, Mrs. William McCoy and Mrs. Roger Spurlock, both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Junior McCoy of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert George of Springfield, OH, Mrs. John McKinster of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Kenna Pelphrey of Staffordsville; three sons, Valkie, Freddie and Gallie Lee Thompson, all of route 3, Louisa, two brothers, Fred Thompson of Urbana, OH, and Grayden Thompson of route 3, Louisa, 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bert Miller and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. The Young Funeral Home in Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1975

 

WILSON, Walter

Funeral services for Walter Wilson, 75, Columbus, who died April 7, in a Columbus hospital, were conducted Friday in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Wilson was a retired signal maintenance man for the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maxie J. Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Branham of Columbus and Mrs. Lou Hutchinson of Groveport, OH; four sons, Hugh Ed and John H. Wilson , both of Columbus, and Dennis R. and Dewey E. Wilson, both of Bellevue, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Wilson and Miss Calista Wilson, both of Columbus, a brother, Elmer Wilson of Wheelersburg, OH and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1975

 

WORKMAN, Floyd

1893-1975

The Rev. Floyd Workman, 81, of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, OH, died at 6:30 a.m. March 23 in Holzer Hospital. He had been in poor health for the past two years. A retired minister and chief engineer at the Gallipolis Dam, Rev. Workman was born May 14, 1893, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Alfred and Sarah Crawford Workman. He had resided in Gallia County, OH since 1943 and retired from the Gallipolis Dam in 1955. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Pauley Workman, six daughters, six sons. One infant son preceded him in death. Other survivors include one sister, two brothers, 39 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Crown City Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. Chester Lemely officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery near Mercerville, OH. Rev. Workman was an uncle of Mrs. Herman Moore and Mrs. Joe A. Young of Louisa, Big Sandy News, April 2, 1975

 

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BURCHETTE, William

1893-1975

William Burchette, 82, route 1, Webbville, died at 5:15 a.m. last Friday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Burchette was born March 31, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Emily Berry Burchette. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Eugene Burchette of Webbville; a brother, David Burchette of Circleville, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of Blaine; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 25, at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Burchette family cemetery at route 1, Webbville. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1975

 

BURGESS, Autie

1890-1975

Funeral services for Autie Burgess, 84, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Saturday in the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in the Asch Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Burgess died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the residence. Mr. Burgess was born August 11, 1890, at Richardson, a son of the late Edward and Victoria Bond Burgess. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Holt Burgess; two daughters, Mrs. Stewart Bogaman of Winchester, VA and Mrs. James Thacker of Fort Wayne, IN; six sons, Fred Burgess of Mackey, ID, Harold, Phillip, and James Burgess, all of Dayton, OH, Ted Burgess of Carlisle, OH and Lt. Col. John Burgess with the U. S. Air Force in Guam. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1975

 

CALDWELL, Dock

1901-1975

Dock Caldwell, Sr., 73, of Marysville, OH died May 8 at Memorial Hospital after an illness of several years. Born August 22, 1901, in Webbville, KY, he was the son of Joseph and Della (Tolliver) Caldwell. He was married in 1925 to the former Dovie Kitchen who survives. He was a member of the Hayden Run Baptist Church. Also surviving are 8 children, Dock Jr., Ova, Elwood, Jack and Mrs. Kay Whitt, all of Marysville, Bobby Joe and Mrs. Patty Lingrel of Byhalla; and Homer of Columbus; 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Troy, Plain City, three sisters, Mrs. Betty Blevins of Plain City and Mrs. Nanna Dunning, Columbus, and Mrs. Pansy Young of Hilliard, OH. He was the father in law of Betty Caldwell, former Fort Gay resident. Services were May 10 at Postle-Hale Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Evans assisted by the Rev. Jerry Jacobson officiating. Interment was in Milford Center Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1975

 

FANNIN, Patricia Ann

1975-1975

Infant Patricia Ann Fannin, daughter of Jack and Shiela Graves Fannin of route 1, Louisa, was dead at birth Sunday morning in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Misses Reba c. and Diana Lynn Fannin, both at home, a brother, Jack Fannin, Jr., at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elene Graves of Marysville, WA and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Fannin of route 1, Louisa. Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Mary Church Cemetery at Charley by the Rev. Kay Thompson. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1975

 

HACKNEY, Fairy Belle (Moore)

1892-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Fairy Belle Hackney, 83, route 5, Louisa, who died Wednesday in Hixon, TN at the residence of a daughter, were conducted Friday afternoon at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was in Sammons Cemetery, route 5. Mrs. Hackney was born March 11, 1892, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Rosetta Hughes Moore. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph E. Norman of Waverly, TN, and Mrs. Ernest E. Prater of Hixon, TN; three sons, Charles C. Sammons of Mt. Sterling, Argus Sammons of Huntington and Bromley Sammons of Red Bank, TN; four sisters, Mrs. Hobert Graham and Mrs. Heston Fields both of Medway, OH, Mrs. Garnet Stevenson of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Mary Craig of New Buffalo, MI; a brother, Dock Moore of Masury, OH; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1975

 

HALE, Clarence Lee

HALE, Lawrence Dee

1975-1975

Clarence Lee and Lawrence Dee Hale, one day old twin sons of Eddie and Connie Hylton Hale of Louisa, died Tuesday in Louisa Community Hospital. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hale of Louisa, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hylton of Adams. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Asch Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Big Sandy News, May 14, 1975

 

HANEY, Ethel (Swetnam)

1904-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Swetnam Haney of Belpre, OH, were conducted May 13 at the White Funeral Home in Coolville, OH. Mrs. Haney was born at Blaine in Lawrence County on February 8, 1904. She was the daughter of Bud and Nannie Swetnam. Her husband, Jim Haney, died in 1963. She was a former teacher in Lawrence County. Mrs. Haney was a member of the Tuppers Plain Christian Church and of the Mynhier Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Prior to moving to Ohio she resided in Charleston, WV, where she was an employee of the Diamond Department Store. Funeral services were conducted by Evangelist Mike Breidenbaugauh and burial was in the Coolville Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1975

 

MILLARD, Frederick A.

Dr. Frederick A. Millard, 85, Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday morning at his home, after a long illness. He was a resident of Louisa for 32 years, and a retired dentist. Dr. Millard was a member of the Mt. Sterling Christian Church. He served as president of the State Dental Association and was a life member. He was also a life member of the Rotary Club and the Eastern Bluegrass. Survivors include his wife, Florence Eaton Millard and one daughter Mrs. O. S. Moore, both of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted today at the Eastin-Richie Funeral Home at Mt. Sterling with burial in Machpelah Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, May 28,1 975

 

MOORE, Clyde Elmer

Clyde Elmer Moore of Melvindale, MI, formerly of Mattie, KY, passed away April 8 after a short illness. He was the son of the late James and Belle Moore of the Mattie section of Lawrence County. He was also a first cousin of Mary Belle Moore of Louisa and the late Howard Moore and Myrtle Moore Pack. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine VanHorn and a granddaughter, Penny VanHorn, besides his wife, Mrs. Helen Moore of Melvindale. He was a member of the Greenfield Congregational Church. Funeral services were conducted April 11 under the direction of the Howe Peterson Funeral Home of Dearborn, MI with burial in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1975

 

PRICE, Hattie Mae (Davis)

1890-1975

Mrs. Hattie Mae Price, 82, Ulysses, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in a Louisa Community  Hospital.  Mrs. Price was born July 13, 1892, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Willie and Maducie Derosett.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church.  Her husband, Ine Price, died in 1969. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ison VanHoose of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Chester Butcher of Elkridge, MD, Mrs. Mitchell Skaggs of Cordell and Mrs. Thomas Burgess of Rt. 2, Louisa; six sons, Rell R. Price of Ulysses, Harry H. Price of Columbus, Herman Price of Leedsville, LA, Thomas R. Price and Paul Gene Price, both of Dayton, OH, and Jack D. Price of Kettering, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Jacoby of Columbus, Mrs. Callie Creston and Mrs. Okie Weikert, both of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Kanna Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, OH; three brothers, Burns Davis of Ulysses, Dennis Davis of Columbus, and Alton Davis of Punta Gorda, FL; 44 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; and a great, great, grandchild. Funeral services were conducted  Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Irvin Castle.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1975

 

RICE, Christenia B. (Diamond)

1906-1975

Christenia B. Rice, 68, of West Jefferson, OH, died Monday, April 14, at Madison Hospital. She was born September 26, 1906 in Louisa, KY, daughter of B. F. and Elizabeth Diamond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heston J. Rice in September 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Ruth) Pelphrey of West Jefferson, OH, three sons, Ben and Jim of Hillards, OH and Lovie of Cincinnati, OH; 9 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted April 16 at the Webster D. Junk Funeral Home in Hillards, OH. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West Jefferson. Mr. and Mrs. Rice were former residents of Louisa and natives of Lawrence county. The have many relatives and friends who live here with whom they visited frequently and who are saddened by their deaths. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1975

 

SMITH, Louise (Shivel)

Louise Shivel Smith of Middletown, OH, formerly of Gallup, KY, died Tuesday, April 22, in a Middletown hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at the Macoy Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Shcokley officiating. Burial was in the Woodville Cemetery at Middletown. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late G. W. and Minnie Shivel and was a member of the Gallup Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Smith, two daughters, Mrs. Herman Brown of California, Mrs. Thomas Dixon, Middletown, OH, two sons, John Frazier of Louisville, KY and Donald Frazier, California, two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Hardin of Gallup and Mrs. Belle Parson, Mt. Sterling, KY; two brothers, George Shivel of Newport, KY and Luther Shivel of Prestonsburg, and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1975

 

TACKETT, John Phillip

TACKETT, Michael Glen

1975-1975

Infants John Phillip and Michael Glen Tackett, twin sons of John Anderson and Glennda Ivory Carroll Tackett, route 3, Louisa, died shortly after birth Monday in the Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving in addition to their parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Carroll of Louisa, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Tackett of Catlettsburg. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1975

 

TRIMBLE, Yvonne (Preston)

1951-1975

Mrs. Yvonne Trimble, 23 year old wife of Pikeville business man, Jeff Trimble, died Tuesday May 20 at 2:45 p.m. Mrs. Trimble had been suffering with an incurable malady for more than a year. Her husband is the owner of Pollock’s Jewelers on Main Street in Pikeville Services were held Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Pikeville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth C. Holbrook and Rev. Benjamin Sheldon officiating. Burial followed in the Hatcher Plot under the direction of the J. W. Call and Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Colvin and David Preston, one sister, Miss Kim Colvin, two brothers, David and E. R. Colvin, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Byron Young, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Preston and Mrs. Elizabeth Colvin, her great grandparents, Mrs. J. W. Young and Mrs. Laban E. Wallace, Sr. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1975

 

VANHORN, Ivory Mae (Lemaster)

1933-1975

Mrs. Ivory Mae Vanhorn, 42, route 4, Louisa, died at 6 a.m. Thursday in Louisa Community Hospital, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Vanhorn was born March 26, 1933, in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Laura Ball Lemaster Preston of Louisa and the late Ed Lemaster. Surviving are her husband, Harold Vanhorn, eight daughters, Mrs. Junetta Martin of Detroit, Mrs. Doris Ann Dolly of Davenport, FL, Mrs. Deborah Lou Radabaugh and Mrs. Laura Miller, both of Columbus, OH, and Miss Vicky Lynn Vanhorn, Miss Norma Lee Vanhorn, Miss Iris Yuvonne Vanhorn, and Miss Rachel Faye Vanhorn, all at home; three sons, Harold P. Vanhorn of Detroit. Billy Gene Vanhorn, at home, and Glen A. Vanhorn, stationed with the U. S. Army in Korea; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Hammond of Rush, Mrs. Etta Mae Holt of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Dora Martin of Detroit, and Mrs. Caroline Hogston of Louisa; two brothers, Charles Lemaster of Pontiac, MI and Anthony Lemaster of Fort Gay, WV and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Trinity Methodist Church in Louisa by Lloyd Jordan and Fred Vanhorn, ministers. Burial was in the Vanhorn Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1975

 

YORK, Charles Lewis

1892-1975

Charles Lewis York, 83, Louisa died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. York was born May 10, 1892, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late James and Jane Thompson York. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa. He was a retired employee of the United Fuel Co. His wife, Mrs. Shirley Peters York, died in 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. La Rene Perkins of Louisa and Mrs. Jessie York Ferguson of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Delbert York of Charleston, WV and Jay C. York of route 4, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Roberts of Long Beach, CA and Mrs. Nellie Anglin of Cleveland, OH: a brother Mont York of route 3, Louisa; nine grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1975

 

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CHRISTIAN, Mary Francis (Skeens)

1896-1975

Mrs. Mary Francis Christian, 79 of 2204 Moore Street, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Christian was born March 18, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Robert and Alphoretta Sloan Skeens. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church and had resided in Ashland 56 years. Surviving are her husband, James Christian; five sons, Edward Christian of route 4, Louisa, Milton and Charles Christian both of Ashland, Glenn Christian of Flatwoods and Jack Christian of Raceland; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Overdorff of Atlanta, IN; one brother, Edward Skeens of Columbus; 26 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

CONLEY, Beulah (Brown)

1901-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Brown Conley, 74, Lowmansville, who died Saturday, June 21, were conducted Tuesday at the residence by the Rev. Irwin Preston and Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted by Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

COPLEY, Russian

1882-1975

Russian Copley, 92, Louisa, died Wednesday morning, June 18, in Veterans Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Copley was born September 22, 1882 in West Virginia, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Copley. He was a retired lock master, a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. His wife, Mrs. Viola Crabtree Copley, died in 1962. Surviving are two sons, Fred Copley of Louisa, and Luther Copley of Chesapeake, OH, a brother and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

HAYES, Elijah Lee

1933-1975

Elijah Lee Hayes, 41, Encinitas, CA formerly of route 1, Louisa, died last Tuesday, June 17, following a sudden illness. Mr. Hayes was born November 9, 1933 at Charley, a son of the late Willie and Irma Hinkle Hayes. He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara (Hayes) Hayes; five sisters, Miss Stella Mae Hayes of Lexington, Miss Frances Hayes and Mrs. Bertha Jewell Hicks, both of Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Moore of Midwest City, OK and Mrs. Opal Lyons of Louisa and a brother, Relly B. Hayes of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

JOHNS, Anne (Peters)

1895-1975

Mrs. Anne Peters Johns, age 79, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly a resident of Louisa, KY and Huntington, WV, died of a heart attack at her home June 14. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, at Haige-Black Funeral Home in Ormand Beach, FL. The body was taken to Arlington Cemetery in Virginia where memorial services were held. She was the daughter of the late James B. Peters and Jennie Belle (Bartram) Peters, who later lived in Louisa and were in the hardware business. She was also a resident of Huntington for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Taylor Johns, February 1958, entombed in Arlington Cemetery. She was born October 26, 1895 at Clifford, KY. Mr. and Mrs. Johns were married in Louisa, KY, by the Rev. H. B. Huelett. Shew as a member of the Eastern Star of Louisa and received her 50 Year Service Pin, she was also a member of the D.A.R. of Ormond Beach, FL. Surviving include one daughter, Mrs. Kenny Nickerson of Roanoke, VA; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Nelle Peters Murphy of Ironton, OH, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1975

 

LYTTON, Nora (Tomlin)

1910-1975

Mrs. Nora Lytton, 65, Louisa, died June 5 in Logan County Hospital in Logan, WV following an extended illness. Mrs. Lytton was born March 14, 1910, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late George and Maggie Ellen Francis Tomlin. Her husband, Jake Lytton, died in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby McCoy of Dehue, WV, a sister, Mrs. Georgia Clay of Toledo, OH, a brother, Howard Tomlin of Union City, IN; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James Hay. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1975

 

PAYNE, Mamie (Shannon)

1894-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Payne, 80, Louisa, who died Thursday were conducted Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Junior Bevins. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Payne was born December 22, 1894, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Andrew Thomas and Minerva Jane Wilson Shannon. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Albert Jackson Payne, died in 1970. Surviving are a brother, Andrew Layne Shannon of Louisa; an aunt, Mrs. Corilda Bussey of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1975

 

QUEEN, Ella (Holbrook)

1902-1975

Mrs. Ella Queen, 72, of route 4, Louisa, died June 20 at the Louisa Community Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Queen was born November 19, 1902, at Glennwood, a daughter of the late William Curtis and Effie Lawson Holbrook. She was a member of the Glennwood Missionary Baptist Church and the Louisa Order of Eastern Star No. 292, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Arthur J. Queen; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Reeves of route 4, Louisa, one son, Ray Queen of route 4, Louisa, one brother, Heber Holbrook of route 4, Louisa, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ronnie Graves and the Rev. Everett Kiger. Burail was in Queen Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Pallbearers were George Wright, Grant Taylor, Woodrow Holbrook, Leval Colburn, Charlie Shockey and Joe Jarrell. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

THOMPSON, Lucy Belle (Bates)

1890-1975

Mrs. Lucy Belle Thompson, 85, route 2, Louisa, died June 18 following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born May 9, 1890, at Hanging Rock, a daughter of the late Allen and Arminta Clair Bates. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Thelma Maynard and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, both of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Martinek and Mrs. Irene Spurlock, both of Rockwell, MI, Mrs. Lora Mae Williamson of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Nexie Stidman of Salem, MO; five sons, Cecil, Lee and Ray Thompson, all  of route 2, Louisa, Bert Thompson of Gilbralter, MI and Everett Thompson of Mansfield; a brother, Henry G. Bates of Flat Rock, MI; 40 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

WEBB, Minnie (Phillips)

1930-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Webb, 45, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, who died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness, were conducted Monday at the Salt Petre Community Church, route 2, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Ruey Cavins. Burial was in the Webb family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Webb was born February 10, 1930, at Fort Gay, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Artrip Phillips Pennington, route 1, Fort Gay and the late Dave Phillips. She was a member of the Salt Petre Community church, route 2 Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Arvil Webb; six daughters, Misses Marsha, Marilyn, Colleen, Tammy, Janie and Molly Beth Webb, all at home; two sons, Jack and Jeff Webb, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mike Conley of Warren, MN and Mrs. Jean Vericolli of Phoenix, AZ; and five brothers, Marcus Phillips of Reynoldsburg, OH, Larry Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH, Tom Pennington of Kellogg, ID, John Pennington of Sandusky, OH and Jerry Pennington, of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1975

 

YOUNG, Willia (Pennington)

1894-1975

Mrs. Willia Young, 80, Webbville, died June 20 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Young was born October 15, 1894, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Webb Pennington. Her husband, Morton Young, died in 1961. Surviving are four sons, Webb Young of Ashland, Harry Young of Webbville, Paul Young of Santa Ana, CA, and Richard Young of Grayson; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Parks of Denver, CO and Mrs. Julie Thompson of Amarillo, TX, three sisters, Mrs. Abbey Lane and Mrs. Ewing Snodgrass, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Agnes Perkins of Williamsburg; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in the Webbville Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1975

 

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BURTON, Samuel Worthington

1885-1975

Samuel Worthington Burton, 90, route 3, Louisa, died Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Goldie Moore and the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Ball Cemetery. Mr. Burton was a farmer, former county school teacher; former member of the Lawrence board of education, former post master, and merchant. He was the son of the late Greenville B. Burton and Charlotta Prince Burton. He was also a member of the Jake Rice F & AM Lodge of Blaine; a former past master of Eastern Star, Kentucky Colonel and member of United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Jane Berry Burton; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Skaggs of Martha and Mrs. Hugh H. Kingsmore of route 1, Louisa; three sisters Mrs. Flora Chaffin of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Hasley Morse of Springfield and Mrs. Mattie E. Thompson of Ashland, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Services were in charge of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1975

 

DANIELS, Mary Elizabeth (Wellman)

1890-1975

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Daniels, 84, Louisa, died at 7:30 p.m. July 1, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born October 11, 1890, in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Jim Harvey and Lydia Robinson Wellman. Her husband, John M. Daniels, died in 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irene Trimboli of Kenova; three sons, Jack and Quentin Daniels, both of Huntington, and Jim Daniels of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Vinson and Mrs. Essie Heston, both of Louisa, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted July 4 at 11 a.m. at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1975

 

DEREFIELD, Edith Arnaleah (Vanhorn)

1924-1975

Mrs. Edith Arnaleah Derefield, 50, of Star Route, Louisa, died Friday at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Derefield was born August 18, 1924, at Star Route, a daughter of the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Mrs. Nola Cooksey Vanhorn of Star Route. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Arland Derefield; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Raisor of Dayton, OH, a son, Fred Derefield of Hazard, three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Berry of Willis, MI,  Mrs. Bessie Diamond of Spring Valley, OH, and Mrs. Ella Crisp of Star Route; three brothers, Harold Vanhorn of Kingston, OH, Edison Vanhorn  and Ira Vanhorn of Star Route and a granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Derefield Cemetery at Star Route. Pallbearers were William (Bill) Diamond, Ernest Diamond, Ted Vanhorn, Gordon Crisp, John Paul Prince and Edward Vanhorn. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1975

 

FANNIN, Gary

1957-1975

Gary Fannin, 18, of Ironton, drowned in a lake Friday afternoon in Panama City, FL. Mr. Fannin was born March 14, 1957, in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shella Crisp Fannin; his father, William Fannin of Ironton; his mother, Mrs. Opal Moore, route 4, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Lovanna Layne of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Patty Preece, route 4, Louisa, a brother, Billie Fannin, route 4, Louisa, two half-sisters, Misses Teresa and Connie Moore, both of route 4, Louisa, and a half-brother, Victor Moore, Jr., and his stepfather Victor Moore, both of route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garrett Chapel by the Rev. Jack Terry. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery in Lawrence County. Pallbearers were: Rocky Cordle, Douglas Hutchinson, Michael Queen, James Fannin, Donald Queen and Mike Daniels. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1975

 

FRASHER, Willie (Wellman)

1877-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Wellman Frasher, 97, Fort Gay, WV, who died Saturday, July 26, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lewis Curry and the Rev. John Savage. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Frasher was born September 20,1 877, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Dave and Kizzie Wilson Wellman. She was a member of the Wilson Chapel Church at route 2, Fort Gay. Her husband, Dock Frasher, died in 1948. Surviving are a son, Clyde Frasher of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Bruce of Huntington and Mrs. Gussie Spears of Fort Gay; a brother, Taylor Wellman of Louisa, a granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 30,1 975

 

FUGATE, Sampson

1899-1975

Funeral services for Sampson Fugate, 76, route 1, Louisa, who died Tuesday, July 8, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Moore’s Chapel at route , Louisa, by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Fugate was born January 10, 1899, in Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Kate Patrick Fugate. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Peterman Fugate; nine daughters, Mrs. Ruby Frazier of Atlas, OK, Mrs. Gladys Gearheart of Hi Hat; Mrs. Isabell Scott of Garrett; Mrs. Norma Moore of Lowmansville; Mrs. Ella Stone of Louisa; and Mrs. Nora May, Mrs. Linda Hall, Mrs. Sue Nichols and Miss Phebie Fugate, all of Columbus, OH; three sons, Archie Fugate of Drift and Homer and Oris Fugate, both of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Mullins of Drift and Mrs. Goldie York of Torchlight; 50 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

HAYES, Lewis Butler

1888-1975

Funeral services for Lewis Butler Hayes, 87, of route 3, Louisa, who died Wednesday, July 16, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Gallie Isaac and Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Judd Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Mr. Hayes was born July 3, 1888, on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Martin Vanburen Hayes and Mary McKinster Hayes. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Miller Hayes; four daughters, Mrs. Ithel Rook and Mrs. Edith Blackburn, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jessie Hall of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Mary Adkins of Lancaster, OH; a son, Wesley Hayes of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Cordle and Mrs. Dovie Moore, both of Columbus, a brother, Okey Hayes of Shanesville, OH; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1975

 

MCCOMAS, Edwin Paul

1926-1975

Funeral services for Edwin Paul McComas, 48, Sharonville, OH were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Schmidt-Dhanau Funeral Home in Sharonville. Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Compton Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside. Graveside services were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Mr. McComas was born December 17, 1926, in West Hamlin, OH, a son of the late Francis Marion and Wilda McComas. He was an attorney, a member of the Methodist Church and the West Hamlin Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joy Compton McComas; a son, Edwin Paul McComas, Jr., at home; two daughters, Misses Robyn Deon and Anna Laura McComas, both at home, two brothers, W. C. and Bill McComas, both of West Hamlin and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Moore of Hamlin, OH and Mrs. Hersel Courts of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1975

 

PACK, Russell

Russell Pack, 55, of Louisa, died Monday morning in Louisa Community Hospital, following a heart attack. Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday afternoon at Friendship, route 5, Louisa, by the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Pack Cemetery. Mr. Pack was a cab driver for Clevenger and Pack Taxi and farmer. He was the son of the late Albert and Janice McCoy Pack. Survivors include his wife, Anna Maggard Pack; seven daughters, Mrs. Alma York, Miss Zela Pack, Mrs. Thelma Robinson, and Mrs. Jessie Ogier, Mrs. Judy Chaney all of Louisa, Mrs. Barbara Deathridge of St. Marie, MI, Mrs. Joyce Young of Webbville; one sons, James Russell Pack of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Zona Butcher of Chester, WV, Miss Zola Kirk of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Vada Webb of Louisa; one brother, Willie Pack of route 5, Louisa, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1975

 

PRATT, Willard Lee

1900-1975

Willard Lee Pratt, 74, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday in a hospital in Mansfield. Mr. Pratt was born October 10, 1900 at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Pharoh and Henrietta Heston Pratt. He was a retired state of West Virginia employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alsie Moore Pratt; three sons, Lloyd Pratt of Delaware, OH, James W. Pratt of Mansfield, OH and Willis R. Pratt of route 9 Mansfield, a daughter, Mrs. Bill Kitts of route 1, Radnor, WV; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest Pinson of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Fred Thompson and Mrs. Bert Thompson both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Alley Perry of Kenova and Mrs. Sam Isaac of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of God at route 1, Radnor, by the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery at route 1, Radnor. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

ROBERTS, John Bristol

1885-1975

Funeral services for John Bristol Roberts, 89, of route 3, Louisa, who died Thursday, July 17, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Mr. Roberts was born August 10, 1885, on route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Reuban and Isabelle Bradley Roberts. His wife, Mrs. Susan Crank Roberts, died in 1963. He was a 50 year member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe H. Taylor, Miss Frances Roberts and Mrs. Lois Ball, all of St. Albans, WV; a sister, Mrs. True Hayes of route 3, Louisa; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big sandy News, July 23, 1975

 

RUNYON, Elliott

1925-1975

Elliott Runyon, 49, of Richardson, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Runyon was born October 5, 1925, at Richardson, a son of the late Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Fitch Runyon. Surviving are two sisters, Misses Jeannie and Margie Runyon, both of Richardson; and four brothers, Chester, Randolph, Robert and Oscar Runyon, all of Richardson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richardson Chapel by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and the Rev. Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery in Richardson. Funeral services were conducted by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

SAGRAVES, Troy Columbus

1875-1975

Troy Columbus Sagraves, 99, Louisa, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Sagraves was born October 19, 1875, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Lutisha Williams Sagraves. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Ellen Mullins Sagraves; a daughter, Mrs. Morris Cornette of Ashland; two sons, Ova Sagraves of Louisa and Anthony Sagraves of Wakefield, OH and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

SENTERS, Baxter G.

1903-1975

Baxter G. Senters, 71, of route 2, Louisa, formerly of Ashland, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday July 25, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Senters was born September 30, 1903, at Richardson, a son of the late Daniel and Lucy Taylor Senters. He was a retired merchant and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Thompson Senters; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Williams of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Helen Perry of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Geraldine Hardin of route 2, Louisa, four sons, Jack, Curt and Baxter Senters, Jr., all of Ashland, and Lonnie Senters of route 2, Louisa, four brothers, Perry Senters of Cincinnati, OH and Andrew, Charlie and Luster Senters, all of Ashland; 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cherryville Baptist Church at route 2, Louisa, by the Rev. Homer Burchett and the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Senters Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home in Louisa was in charge of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1975

 

TACKETT, Caroline (Moore)

1914-1975

Mrs. Caroline Tackett, 61, Willard, OH, formerly of East McDowell, died Tuesday, June 24, in the Wayne County General Hospital in Wayne, MI following an extended illness. Mrs. Tackett was born February 16, 1914 in Orkney, a daughter of the late Monroe and Susie Mosley Moore. Her husband, Arville Tackett died in 1973. Surviving are ten sons, Bernice Hall, Jr. of Warren, MI, Green Hall, Harold Tackett and Jerry Tackett, all of Detroit, MI, Paul Newberry, Joe, Willard, Hillard and Johnny Tackett, all of Willard, OH and Vershel Tackett of Ashtabula, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Lovora Ousley of Detroit; a brother Walter Moore of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Hicks of Cincinnati, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Detroit and Mrs. Fanny Mosley of East McDowell; 34 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted June 27, Friday at Drift Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell. Funeral services were under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1975

 

THOMPSON, Sim

1905-1975

Funeral services for Sim Thompson, 70, of Louisa, who died July 11, Friday were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Short Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born February 7, 1905, a son of the late Martin D. and Laura Chadwick Thompson. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J.D. Chaffin, Mrs. Grace Burchett and Mrs. Edna Thompson, all of route 3, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

VANOVER, Anna (Hay)

1907-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Vanover, 68, Mazie, who died June 25, Wednesday, were conducted Saturday at Mazie Christian Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Mart Sparks, the Rev. Courtney Scaggs and the Rev. Willard Briley. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Garden. Mrs. Vanover was born January 14, 1907, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late W. A. Hay and Sally Fannin Hay. She was a member of Mazie Christian Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Vanover. Surviving are two sons, Shirrel Vanover of Plain City, OH and Glen Vanover of Mazie; two daughters, Mrs. Noel Dunham of Longview, TX and Mrs. Betty Fyffe of Blaine; and four sisters, Mrs. Ross Evans of Sandy Hook, Mrs. Jake Wheeler  of Louisa, Mrs. Nola Ross of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Florence Sammon of Hitchins. Funeral services were conducted by Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1975

 

WEBB, Tonie

1890-1975

Tonie Webb, 85, of route 1, Webbville, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in a Lexington hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Webb was born February 24, 1890, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late George Washington and Mary Wells Webb. He was a retired merchant and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Hillman Webb, a son, Roy Webb of route 1, Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Webb of New Vienna, OH and Mrs. Lloyd Jordan of route 4, Louisa, two brother Hillman (Dick) Webb of Wilmington, OH and Dewey Webb of Columbus, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brammer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Hillman Cemetery at route 1, Webbville. Young Funeral Home directed funeral services. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

WHITES, David Butler

1927-1975

Funeral services for ex Lawrence county judge were conducted Saturday afternoon in the First Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. David Butler Whites, 48, who was elected county judge at the age of 26 in 1953, was killed Wednesday when the van he was driving was crunched by a southbound train. The incident according to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Clyde Johns, occurred at 5:50 p.m. at a railroad crossing, near the Kentucky Power Co. Big Sandy Plant, about 7 miles north of Louisa. The van, police said, was traveling east off a private drive of his ex-mother-in-law, Mrs. Thurston Hurt, where he had left off his young son Pierce. Police said although the van was overturned Attorney Whites, native of Mississippi, was able to escape. He died 20 minutes later enroute to Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Police said engineer of the Chessie System manifest was L. M. Venters of Bellefonte. A second train was halted on the northbound track located between US 23 and the Big Sandy River at the time of the incident. Whites was born January 31, 1927, in Louisville, Miss., a son of the late David B. Whites and Mrs. Ann Bess Peterson Whites, who resides in Louisa. The family moved to Louisa in 1938. He was a 1945 graduate of Louisa High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1952 from the University of Kentucky School of Law. He served with 100th U. S. Army Airborne in Germany and France, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He opened his law office in Louisa in 1952. Whites, active in Democratic politics more than 20 years, was an officer in the state Young Democratic organization. He was employed with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission as statute revisor, and was chief attorney for the Kentucky Tax Commission under the administration of Gov. Bert Combs. Whites was the leader and coordinator of the Kentucky Youth Conference; founder of the Greater Louisa Industrial Foundation; commander of the local American Legion Post; member of VFW and the First Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ann Bess Peterson Whites of Louisa, two sons, Timothy G. Whites of Steamboat Springs, CO and Pierce B. Whites of Louisa; one daughter, Anne Lawson Whites of Louisa and one brother, Wyatt R. Whites of Louisa. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery following military rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1975

 

WILSON, Charles E.

1887-1975

Funeral services for Charles Wilson, 87, Grayson, who died Thursday, were conducted Sunday at the Oney Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Bill Waugh. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Wilson was born October 12, 1887, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Isaac and Jaemia Stewart Wilson. He was a retired miner. His wife, Mrs. Florence Hall Wilson, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, David Wilson of Roseville, MI, James Wilson of Blair, WV and William Wilson of Hitchins; six daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Coffee of Pound, VA, Mrs. Easter Dingus of Big Creek, WV, Miss Elva Wilson of route 2, Grayson, Mrs. Maxine Harris of Ashland, Mrs. Lilly Marsenna Williamson of Indianapolis and Mrs. Dorolene Glancy of Norwood, OH; two brothers Cebron Wilson of Branchland, WV and Stewart Wilson of Webbville; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Nichols of Raceland, Mrs. Delpha Watkins of Ashland and Mrs. Demonzia Thompson of Webbville; 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1975

 

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ADAMS, Oren J.

1918-1975

Oren J. Adams, 56, of Indianapolis, IN, sister of Mrs. Christine Ryan of Louisa, died August 7, in a hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Adams, formerly of West Liberty, was born December 9, 1918, at West Liberty, a son of the late Jesse and Nannie Adams. His wife, Mrs. Ann Ferguson Adams died in October 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Spencer of Indianapolis, Mrs. Monica Watt of London and Miss Marlene Adams, at home; a brother, Roger Adams of California; and four sisters, Mrs. Golden Griggs of California, Mrs. Cleo Short of Owingsville, Mrs. Christine Ryan of Louisa and Mrs. Jean Gilliam of West Liberty. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Cemetery at route 3, West Liberty. The body was at the Potter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1975

 

BENTLEY, Julia Eva (Lemaster)

1895-1975

Mrs. Julia Eva Bentley, 79, formerly of Louisa, died Friday night, August 1, in a Bellevue , OH hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bentley was born October 25, 1895, at Blaine a daughter of the late Matthew and Louise Hogan Lemaster. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Benton Prichard and Mrs. Ernest Browning, both of Clyde, OH; four sons, Charles Gordon Bentley, James Garland Bentley and Frederick Leon Bentley, all of Louisa and Franklin D. Bentley of Clyde and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Bentley Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

BORDERS, Ferbie (Martin)

1909-1975

Mrs. Ferbie Borders, 66, of Richardson, died at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 2, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Broders  was born January 13, 1909, at Printer, in Floyd County, a daughter of the  late Resser and Ida Akers Martin. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Nell Borders of Richardson and Mrs. Virginia Adkins of Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Harmon Childers of Richardson, Mrs. Eddie Shelton of Drift and Mrs. Willard Lycan of Printer; two brothers, Ken Martin of Printer and Joey Martin of Huntington, WV; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Borders Cemetery at Richardson by the Rev. Bill Teems. There was no visitation. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

BROWN, Robert Moody

1890-1975

Robert Moody Brown, 84, Louisa, died Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born August 30, 1890, at Ulysses, a son of the late Frank and Julia George Brown. His wife, Mrs. Lizzie Bowling Brown, died in 1966. Surviving are a son, Donald Brown of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Carroll of Saint Charles, LA, Mrs. Georgia Carter of South Point, OH and Mrs. Eliza Phipps of Orlando, FL; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1975

 

CLAY, Maude

1935-1975

Miss Maude Clay, 40, route 5, Louisa, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 1, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Clay was born January 12, 1935, at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Nora Cox Clay of route 5, Louisa, and the late William Clay. She was a member of the united Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Perry of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Spurlock of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Daniels of Louisa and Mrs. Nora Jane Pack of route 1, Wayne, WV and five brothers, Walter, Bennie Clay, Jr., and John Paul Clay all of route t, Louisa and Burl Thomas Clay and James Hugh Clay, both of Louisa, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Elder Paul Nelson and Elder Leonard Napier. Burial was in Ratcliff Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

CURNUTTE, Alva Alen

1906-1975

Alva Alen Curnutte, 69, Fallsburg, died Sunday, August 3, at his home. Born March 23, 1906, at Mattie, Mr. Curnutte was a son of the late William David and Elizabeth Moore Curnutte. Mr. Curnutte was retired from the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co., Ashland, and was superintendent and long-standing member of the Fallsburg Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dovie Castle Curnutte; four daughters, Mrs. Elon Daniels of Frankfort, IN, Mrs. Tom Watson and Mrs. David Hoppenstand, both of Columbus and Mrs. Ernest Thorton of Urbana, OH; three sons, David Curnutte of Columbus, Charles Curnutte of Urbana and Robert Curnutte of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Emma Blackburn of Columbus; a brother, Tom Curnutte of Apple Grove, WV and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Fallsburg Savage Memorial Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

DANIEL, Clyde E.

1909-1975

Funeral services for Clyde E. Daniel, 65, retired Louisa merchant, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Daniel who operated Home Supply 40 years, died in Louisa Community Hospital August 16, following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born September 10, 1909, in Johnson County, a son of the late Cleveland Sanford and Alice Salyers Daniel. He was a member of Flat Gap Lodge 616 F & AM and Catlettsburg Lodge BPO Elks. Surviving include his wife, Mrs. Christine Daniel and a daughter Carolyn Adair Daniel, at home. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1975

 

DIAMOND, Carl (Jim)

Funeral services for Carl (Jim) Diamond, 51, of Columbus, OH, who died Thursday, July 31, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Rube Adams Cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

ELKINS, Noah

1926-1975

Noah Elkins, 49, of Davin, WV died August 2 in Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV following a one month illness. He was born May 1, 1926 at Davin, a son of Charles Elkins of Huntington and the late Martha Lovejoy Elkins. He was a veteran of World War II. Additional survivors include his wife; Mary Lou Cochran Elkins; one daughter, Mrs. Gwenda Flowers of Louisa; one son, James E. Elkins of Davin; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Lowe of Laplin, WV; two brothers, Howard Elkins of Morehead and Lester Elkins of Princeton, WV. Funeral services were conducted August 5 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1975

 

HOCKLEY, Fred Owen

1898-1975

Fred Owen Hockley, 77, of route 3, Grayson, died Wednesday night July 30 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Hockley was born April 24, 1898, in Grayson, a son of the late G. F. and Clara Keaton Hockley. He was a member of the First Church of Christ of Grayson and was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Mary Brown Hockley, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Crawford of Grayson; a sister, Mrs. Bess Wooten of Louisa; two brothers, Claude Hockley and Lloyd Hockley, both of Grayson; a granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oney Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. David Williams. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. K. f. Wooten and Mrs. C. B. Skaggs of Louisa, and Mrs. R. D. Bledsoe and son Ronnie of Logan, WV attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

 

QUEEN, George C.

1893-1975

George C. Queen, 82, route 4, Louisa, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Queen was born May 13, 1893, in Louisa, a son of the late Isaac and Hester Taylor Queen. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are 13 nieces and 11 nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Methodist Church route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Everett Kiger. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery at Louisa. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1975

 

SEE, Grover Lee

1916-1975

Funeral services for the Rev. Grover Lee See, 59, of Memphis, TN, formerly of Louisa, who died Thursday, August 7, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. See was born April 12, 1916, at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Emma Fraley See of Louisa and the late Jay See. He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church and employee of the Chemtron Corp. Of Memphis. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Norcie Martin; a daughter, Mrs. Skeddy Armstrong of Roanoke, VA; a son, Rodney Lee See of Memphis; two brothers, James E. See of Columbus, OH and Buck See of Louisville; and two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1975

 

SHORT, Jimmie B.

1904-1975

Mr. Jimmie B. Short, 71, of 107 Boone Street, Louisa, died Monday morning at Cabell-Huntington Hospital after an extended illness. He was born August 9, 1904. His father was James Short, and his mother was Jennie Brown Short who died several years ago. Survivors include the wife Legotha E. Preston Herron Short; one brother, Ollie Short of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn Domanck of Springfield, OH; three sons, Gene, Ruphard and Leon Short, all of Springfield; one step daughter, Lou Della Herron West of Ashland, and one step son, Mitch Herron, Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa First Christian Church. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1975

 

SHORTRIDGE, Lewis E.

1931-1975

Lewis E. Shortridge. 44, died August 6, at Winchester Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He lived at Virginia. Mr. Shortridge was born at Woodlawn, VA June 12, 1931. He was employed as an electrician with the Government Services Administration.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Shortridge and three children, Jerry and George Shortridge and Mrs. Brenda Owens, all of Sterling; his parents, George and Rebecca Shortridge of Ashland; two brothers, David R. Shortridge of Camden, SC and Jimmy C. Shortridge of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Fritts of Ashland. The Rev. James Cates, pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church, conducted funeral services at 10:30 a.m. August 9 at the Green Funeral Home, Herndon, WV. Burial was in National Memorial Park Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1975

 

WILLIAMSON, Fallie (Frasher)

1890-1975

Mrs. Fallie Frasher Williamson, 85, of Louisa, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 30, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Williamson was born February 28, 1890, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Bill and Mary Jane Marcum Frasher. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Clifford. Her husband, Richard Williamson, died in 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Dickerson of Stambaugh, Mrs. Flora Malick of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Frances Workman of Mullins, WV; three sons, Bill Williamson, of Louisa, and Andy and Jim Williamson, both of Cleveland, OH, five brothers, Dick Frasher of Louisa and John, Theron, Frank and Fred Frasher, all of Clifford, a sister, Mrs. Minerva Fitzpatrick of Clifford; 24 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery at Clifford. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1975

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BENTLEY, John Milton

1886-1975

Funeral services for John Milton Bentley, 89, route 4, Louisa, who died Tuesday, August 26, were conducted Saturday at Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg by Lowell Langefeld, minister. Burial was in Casey Cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Mr. Bentley was born June 27, 1886, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Milton and Anna Kelley Bentley. He was a World War I veteran and a retired miner with the Island Creek Coal Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mona Casey Bentley; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Northup of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Jack Ponder of Xenia, OH; a son, John J. Bentley of Xenia, OH; a sister, Mrs. Eva Wellman of Butler, GA; 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1975

 

BOWERS, Mary Oneta (Austin)

1896-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Oneta Bowers, 79, of Huntington, native of Lawrence County, were conducted Saturday in Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home by the Rev. E. David DuBois. Burial was in Woodmere Burial Park. Mrs. Bowers was born July 14, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Wiley and Kathryn Blankenship Austin. Surviving are her husband, Ernest W. Bowers; two sons, Austin W. Bowers of Lafayette, CA and George William Bowers of Winter Park, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Owenna Nicely of Sacramento, CA, Mrs. Dorothea Austin of South  Point, and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodyard of Sonoma, CA; a brother, Harry S. Austin of Huntington; and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1975

 

COPLEY, Ollie (Jarrell)

1899-1975

Mrs. Ollie Copley, 76, route 1, Crum, WV, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 1, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born July 15, 1899, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Bill and Martha Hunt Jarrell. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chole Jane Carley and Mrs. Ethel Thompson, both of route 1, Crum; two sons, Walter Copley and David Thompson, both of route 1, Crum; a sister, Mrs. Garland Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay, three brothers, John Holt of Granite Pass, OR, Emmitt Pack of Fort Gay and Emory Pack of route 1, Radnor, WV; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday September 3, at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Truman Evans. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1975

 

DIAMOND, George

1890-1975

Funeral services for George Diamond, 85, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Sr. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died September 9, at the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born May 16, 1890, in Lawrence County and was a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Derefield Diamond and a brother Kay Diamond of Ohio. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1975

 

EVANS, Elva (Crabtree)

1907-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Elva Evans, 67, Marysville, OH, formerly of Louisa, who died September 13, were conducted September 17, at the Webb Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Evans family cemetery. Mrs. Evans was born November 18, 1907, at Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Jane Holbrook Crabtree. Her husband, John L. Evans, died in 1955. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walt Nigel of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Thurman Blankenship of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dewey Hogston of Louisa; seven sons, Andrew Evans of Columbus, Lee and William G. Evans, both of Marysville, John Jr., and Joe Evans, both of Detroit, Arnold D. Evans of Louisa and Roger Evans with the U. S. Army in Germany, a sister, Mrs. Nancy Lester of Columbus; three brothers, Oscar Crabtree of West Virginia and  Charles and Henry Crabtree both of Columbus; 47 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1975

 

FITZPATRICK, David Crockett

1877-1975

David Crockett Fitzpatrick, 98, route 2, Louisa, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, September 5, at his residence. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born August 4, 1877, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Reece and Elizabeth Smith Fitzpatrick. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 53 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Mae Dutton Fitzpatrick; five daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Lou Perry, Mrs. Lola Abshire, Mrs. Christine Moore, and Mrs. Bessie Laney, all of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Eva Chaffin of Warfield; five sons, Bill Ray, Milton and Patrick Fitzpatrick of Feds Creek; 89 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the New Mount Zion Baptist Church by Elders Earl Meade, Elzie Preston, Elzie Banks and Tom Sammons. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery at Richardson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1975

 

HAZLETT, Gertrude (Adkins)

1894-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Hazlett, 81, of Louisa who died Sunday evening in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, were this afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Ministers Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Hazlett was born August 24, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank Adkins and Kathleen Salyers Adkins. Survivors include one son, Richard C. Hazlett of Louisa and two grandsons. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1975

 

JORDAN, Virgie (Coburn)

1887-1975

Mrs. Virgie Jordan, 88, Grayson, died September 11, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan was born May 15, 1887, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leander Steve and Mary Ann Ratcliff Coburn. She was a member of the Sand Hill Christian Church. Her husband, Roy Jordan, died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Roy Paul Jordan of Grayson; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Moore of Owingsville, Mrs. Irene Lawson of Grayson and Mrs.  Pauline Mansfield, of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted September 12, at the Oney Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Robert Jordan. Burial was in Coburn family cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1975

 

KINNER, Clara (Warnock)

1879-1975

Clara Warnock Kinner, 96, of West Liberty, KY, died Monday in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Morgan County. Mrs. Kinner was born in Greenup, July 8, 1879, a daughter of the late Matthew Scott Warnock and Emma Gibbs Warnock. She was reared in Greenup County and was a graduate of Greenup County High School. She spent most of her life at the Kinner farm at Catalpa, KY in Lawrence County. She was a member of the West Liberty Methodist Church and a widow of the late Fred B. Kinner of Catalpa who died in 1947. Surviving are West Liberty Newspaper Publisher, Earl W. Kinner, former editor of the Big Sandy News. She was residing with Publisher Kinner at the time of her death. Other survivors are John D. Kinner of Ashland, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two sons, preceded her in death, Maxwell D. Kinner and Frederick B. Kinner. She will be buried in the Durney Cemetery at the mouth of Blaine Creek in Lawrence County. Services will be held at the Herald-Stewart Funeral Home at West Liberty. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1975

 

KIRK, Andy Lew

1926-1975

Funeral services for Andy Lew Kirk, 49, Saginaw, MI, formerly of Lawrence County, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by ministers Gallie Isaac and James Hayes. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery. Mr. Kirk was born January 19,1 926 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Rebecca Wellman Kirk of route 1, Louisa, and the late Thomas Benton Kirk. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son Andy Thomas Kirk of Michigan; five sisters, Mrs. Emmett Taylor of Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Luce of Michigan, Mrs. Gladys Henson of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Sue Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Less Floyd of Detroit and six brothers, Tony Kirk of Louisa, Amos Clayton Kirk of Fallon, NV, Wallace, Ira Franklin and James C. Kirk, all of route 1, Louisa, and Donald Ray Kirk of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, September 17,1 975

 

PACK, Elbert

1898-1975

Elbert (Bert) Pack, 77, route 1, Louisa, died Monday, September 1, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Pack was born August 23, 1898, at Adams, a son of th elate Lewis and Fannie Bowling Pack. He was a retired merchant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Belle Damron Pack, a daughter, Mrs. James C. Allie of Gallipolis, OH; three sons, Elbert Pack, Jr., of Baltimore, OH; Garland W. Pack of Dayton, OH, and Norman J. Pack of Columbus, OH; a brother, Dave Pack of Adams; 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 4, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Lloyd Jordan and John I. Fraley, ministers, Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 10,1 975

 

ROBINETTE, Stella (Thompson)

1891-1975

Mrs. Stella Robinette, 84, Louisa, died Wednesday, August 27, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Robinette was born June 13, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Ritt Thompson. Her husband, William Robinette, died in 1946. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Marie Robinette of Louisa and Mrs. Emma Brysacz of Barberton, OH, a son, Chester Robinette of Louisa;  8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Gallup Methodist Church, route 2, Louisa, by Gallie Isaac, minister. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1975

 

SEAGRAVES, Anna Belle (Kitchen)

1894-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Belle Seagraves, 81, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted last Thursday at the Smoky Valley Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniels and the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Sr., Burial was in Hay Cemetery. Mrs. Seagraves was born January 11, 1894, at Orr, a daughter of the late John and Alice Porter Kitchen. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Wellman of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Willard McCoy of Columbus and Mrs. Harvey Vannetter of Fairborn, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Blevins of Webbville and Mrs. Myrtle Dennison of Huntington, WV, three brothers, Rossie Kitchen of Illinois, Russell Kitchen of South Vienna, OH and Orville Kitchen of Jeffery, WV; 7 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1975

 

THOMPSON, Erna

1905-1975

Funeral services for Erna Thompson, 70, route 1, Louisa, were conducted September 18, at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Harold Stevens and Gallie Isaac, Sr. Burial was in the Thompson family cemetery. He died September 15, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born February 27, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Ida Robinette Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church for 10 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pheobie Miller Thompson; two daughters, Ida Slone of Columbus, OH and Roberta Meade of Pickerington, OH; a son, Ernest J. Thompson of Lockbourne, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Vanhoose of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Mitchell Boyd of North Lewisburg, OH; 10 grandchildren; a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1975

 

WEBB, Jettie Lee (Holbrook)

1901-1975

Jettie Lee Webb, 74, of LaRue, OH, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Monday September 1 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Edna) Wright of Grove City, OH. She was born February 16, 1901, in Lawrence County. Her father was the late Ralph Holbrook, her mother was Alafare Jones. Her husband, Arthur J. Webb preceded her in death February 19, 1975. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Beulah) Owens, Marion, OH, Mrs. Roger (Ruth) Patton, West Mansfield, OH, Mrs. William (Beth) Parish, of Prospect, OH; 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers, James Holbrook of Kingston, OH; Lewis Holbrook of Logan, OH; two sisters, Vadie Webb, Richwood, OH, Artie Roberts, Louisa, KY; two half brothers, John Holbrook of Franklin, OH, Forest Holbrook, Marion, OH; four half sisters, Ramie McConnell, Alabama, Nellis Rosen, Pennsylvania; Ruby Ulicny, Michigan, Wilma Giraldi, California; two step sisters, Irma Holbrook, Centerburg, OH, Zelda Salyer, Centerburg, OH and one step brother, Leonard Goins of Richwood, OH. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home, LaRue, OH, by the Minister Rev. Ray Adkins. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery at LaRue. Visiting will be Wednesday afternoon and evening. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1975

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BOWEN, James

1902-1975

Funeral services for James Bowen, 73, route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted Saturday at the Webb Community church by R. G. Carroll minister. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Bowen died last Thursday at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Bowen was born January 1, 1902 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alfred and Lilly Pritchett Bowen. He was a retired railroad worker, Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leona George of Maine and Mrs. Lilly Mae Bowen of Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Johnson and Mrs. Stan Salmons of Crum; a niece and two nephews. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1975

 

BOYD, Frank

1897-1975

Frank Boyd, 78, route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, September 30(note: should be 23) in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Boyd was born August 26, 1897, at Patrick, a son of the late Henry and Katie Vanhoose Boyd. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mexie Vanhoose Boyd; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Erwin and Mrs. Kathleen Mollett, both of route 2, Louisa, two sons, Frank C. Boyd of Columbus, OH and Henry M. Boyd of Route 2, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Julia Ratliff and Mrs. Janie Boyd, both of route 2 Louisa and Mrs. Lena Brown of Lucasville, OH and 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conduced Thursday, October 2, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy news, October 8, 1975

 

CHADWICK, William David

1885-1975

Funeral services for William D. Chadwick, 89, Star Route, Louisa, farmer, school teacher and former postmaster, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by ministers, Fred Vanhorn and James A. Hayes. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery. Mr. Chadwick died October 4 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born November 13, 1885, at Cadmus, KY, a son of the late James Knox Chadwick and Castara Bolt Chadwick. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dova Belcher Chadwick; one daughter, Mrs. Dempsey Bradley of Louisa and one son, James Chadwick of Star Route; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

CHAPMAN, Maggie (Belcher)

1892-1975

Funeral services for Maggie Belcher Chapman were conducted Wednesday September 24, at the Manly Methodist Church in Portsmouth, OH by the Rev. Ralph Hudson. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Compton Belcher. Surviving are her husband, Trimble Chapman of Dayton, OH; four sons, Raymond Chapman of Portsmouth, William of Colorado, George Richard of California and Ralph of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Charlene Castle, Mrs. Virginia Gallimore and Mrs. Joan Buffington all of Dayton, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was born in Lawrence County, KY August 4, 1892. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

CORDLE, Susie (Cordle)

1895-1975

Mrs. Levi R. Cordle, 80, of route 2, Amanda, OH, died Monday evening in Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. Mrs. Cordle was born on Upper Hood Creek, Lawrence County, July 23, 1895, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Cordle. Mrs. Cordle moved to Amanda from Little Blaine in 1963. Her husband, Levi Cordle died July 29, 1971. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Clendar of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Bertha VanHoose of Woodstock, OH and Mrs. Carolyn Hollingshead of Lancaster, OH; three brothers, Ossie Cordle of St. Petersburg, Thaddeus Cordle and Maynard Cordle both of Lancaster; two sons, Ralph N. Cordle of Logan, OH and Oscar M. Cordle of Amanda; five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Carter of Columbus, Mrs. Gladys Smith of Lancaster, Mrs. Mollie Shonk, Mrs. Nana Sharp, and Mrs. Edna Helskell all of Amanda, 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda, Friday afternoon at 1:30 with burial in Oakthorpe Cemetery near Pleasantville, OH. The body is at Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda where friends may call. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1975

 

CRABTREE, Russell

1906-1975

Russell Crabtree, 69, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, October 9, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Crabtree was born May 17, 1906, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Thornton and Bertha Lynch Crabtree. He was a retired merchant and school bus driver and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Spears Crabtree, two daughters, Mrs. Jarrett Walker of Huntington, and Mrs. Jack Wellman of Fort Gay; three sons, Marcus Crabtree of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Howard Crabtree of Catlettsburg and Edward Crabtree of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Lon Patton of Louisa and Miss Lelia Crabtree of Fort Gay; three brothers, Lucian Crabtree of Reform, AL, Clarence Crabtree of New Smyrna Beach and Lester Crabtree of Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Clifford Schell. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1975

 

DIAMOND, Bessie (Dearfield)

1900-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Diamond, 75, of Louisa, were conducted Wednesday at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died September 29 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Diamond was born July 27, 1900 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Enos and Esther Belle Roberts Dearfield. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cora Fannin of Obetz, OH; a brother, Mont Dearfield of Cherokee; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

DIAMOND, Iona (Spillman)

1898-1975

Mrs. Iona Diamond, 77, route 3, Louisa, died Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Diamond was born June 18, 1898, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Berry Spillman. She was a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Diamond; a daughter, Mrs. John O'Daniel of route 1, Louisa, nine sons, Charlie Diamond, of New Carlisle, OH, Arlie and Felix Diamond, both of Louisa, James L. Diamond of Galloway, OH, Herbert Diamond of Xenia, OH, Amon Diamond of route 1, Rush, Ernest Diamond of Spring Valley, OH, Dennis Diamond of Englewood, OH and Paul Ray Diamond of Flatwoods; two brothers, Lindsey Spillman of Fallsburg and Lee Spillman of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sparks of Marlon, OH, Mrs. Jettie Pennington and Mrs. Carrie Diamond, both of Louisa; 36 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

ELSWICK, Malissia (Boggs)

1903-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Malissia B. Elswick, 72, of Shade, OH, Lawrence County native, were conducted October 9 in Athens, OH in Hughes Funeral Home by the Rev. Merlin Teets. Burial was in Buxley Cemetery near Catlettsburg. Mrs. Elswick died the afternoon of October 6 in Holzer Medical Center at Gallipolis. Mrs. Elswick was born January 2, 1903, a daughter of the late William and Nola Holbrook Boggs. She had been a resident of Ohio for 26 years. She attended the Guysville Community Church. Surviving are her husband, Fred Elswick; two sons, the Rev. John Elswick of Athens and the Rev. Paul E. Elswick of Circleville, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Kennedy of Grayson, Mrs. Louisa Sutton of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Katherine Stumbo of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Doris Vanderpool of Rush, Mrs. Ruby Chapman of Athens and Mrs. Linda Rhodes of Shade; a brother in Pennsylvania; a sister, Mrs. Dova Rogers of Ashland; 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1975

 

FERGUSON, Jewell May (Kelley)

1919-1975

Mrs. Jewel May Kelley Ferguson, 56, of London, OH, died October 7 at Madison County Hospital, London. Mrs. Ferguson was born February 12, 1919, at Mazie, KY, a daughter of the late Proctor Kelley and Mrs. Martha Vanover Kelley Ferguson of Mazie. Additional survivors include her husband, William Sanford Ferguson of London, two daughters, Mrs. Delmus (Juanita) Castle and Mrs. Robert (Geneva) Fuller, both of London; five sons, Willis, Charles, James, Jay and Kenneth, all of London; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Janice) Sparks, Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Elmer (Joy) Burchwell, Blaine, five brothers, Roy Kelley, South Webster, OH, James and Elmon Kelley, both of Woodstock, OH, Asa Kelley, Minford, OH; a half brother, Cassie Ferguson with the U. S. Army and 10 grandchildren. Another brother, Russell Kelley died in 1962. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Newport Church of Christ in Christian Union, New Port, OH by the Rev. Gerald Seymour with burial in Kirkwood Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1975

 

HICKMAN, Otis James

1918-1975

Funeral services for Otis James Hickman, 57, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus by the Rev. James Hayes and the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Columbus. Mr. Hickman died Saturday in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hickman was born July 11, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of Lafe Hickman of Columbus and the late Addie Parker Hickman. Surviving in addition to his father are six sisters, Mrs. Joanna Bevins of Louisa and Mrs. Violet Sexton, Mrs. Nancy Brown, Mrs. Minnie Seitz, Mrs. Vera Williamson and Mrs. Ivory Manson, all of Columbus; two brothers, Donald Hickman of Louisa and Dave Hickman of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1975

 

LUCAS, Robert Allen

1901-1975

Robert Allen Lucas, 74, Heath, OH died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, OH. Mr. Lucas was born May 5, 1901, in Peoria, OH, a son of the late John L. and Neill Phillips Lucas. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Jones Lucas; four daughters, Mrs. Don Moore and Mrs. Jerry Buxton both of Newark, Mrs. Robert Thompson of Louisville, OH and Mrs. Billy Winkle of Columbus, OH; two sons, John Kent Lucas of Sarasota, FL and James Robert Lucas of Akron, OH; 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1975

 

MARTIN, Dora (Blackburn)

1888-1975

Mrs. Dora Martin, 86, Louisa, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Martin was born October 8, 1888, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Payton and Rogania Moore Blackburn. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Miller and Mrs. Margaret Pigmon both of Louisa and Miss Aldean Martin of Titusville, FL; four sons, John H. Martin of Ashland, William H. and Joe E. Martin, both of Flatwoods, and Davis Martin, Jr., of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McAdams of Titusville, FL; 21 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

MCBRAYER, Charles H.

1892-1975

Funeral services for Charles H. McBrayer, 83, Adams, who died Thursday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Paul Daniels and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. McBrayer was born July 7, 1892 in Wellston, OH, a son of the late Lewis and Anna Blackford McBrayer. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Jones McBrayer, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ellis of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Julia Maynard of Sharples, WV; a son, Charles T. McBrayer of Charleston, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Holley of Morgantown, WV and Mrs. Lillie Williamson of Charleston, WV; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1975

 

MEADE, Walter

1901-1975

Funeral services for Walter Meade, 74, Fort Gay, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Webb Community Church at Webb, WV, by the Rev. Otis Dillon. burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Meade died at 7:15 p.m. October 20, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born January 26, 1901, at Richardson, a son of the late Henry and Jemima Stacy Meade. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Georgie Moore of route 2, Louisa, a brother, Lon Meade of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1975

 

PREECE, Fairy Blanche (Back)

1892-1975

Mrs. Fairy Blanche Preece, 82, Louisa, died Saturday, October 11, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Preece was born November 16, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Martha McKinster Back. She was a member of the Church of God at Fort Gay, WV and the Louise Chapter of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Malcolm T. Preece, died in 1971. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Martin, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Martha Wilson, Icard, NC, Mrs. Mary Coleman, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Hazel Dubick and Mrs. Ruth Looney, both of Columbus, OH; three sons, Victor Preece, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mack Preece, Jr., Louisa, KY and Paul Preece of Nacomis, FL; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. E. D. Speich with burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1975

 

VINSON, Daisy (Jerrell)

1882-1975

Mrs. Daisy Vinson, 93, Fort Gay, WV died Friday at Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Vinson was born August 4, 1882, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Bill Pauley and Elizabeth Kyle Jerrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Zachariah Vinson, who died in 1916. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Craven of Kettering, OH; three sons, Everett J. Vinson of Yukon, WV, Jay Vinson of Fort Gay, WV and Joseph H. Vinson of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were conducted Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Jerrell cemetery in Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 8,1 975

 

WALLER, Willie Green

1887-1975

Funeral services for Willie Green Waller, 88, of Blaine, were conducted Sunday morning at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp by Elders Nim Sturgill and Glen Arrowood. Burial of Mr. Waller who died last Thursday in the Paintsville Hospital, following an extended illness, was in Highland Memorial Park. Mr. Waller was born July 17, 1887, in Johnson County, a son of the late Jim and Sarah Roberts Waller. He was a retired employee of the Consolidated Coal Co. and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lewis Waller; two sons, Cecil Waller of Boons Camp and Raymond Waller of Wabash, IN; six daughters, Mrs. Nellie Dollarhide, Mrs. Buna Crum and Mrs. Bula Dutton, all of Wabash, IN, Mrs. Matilda Mollette of Blaine, Faye Farley of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Lestie Walsong of Denton, OH; 40 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1975

 

WEBB, Nolan

1902-1975

Nolan Webb, 73, of route 3, Louisa, passed away Sunday. He was born April 4, 1902, at Star Route Louisa. He was the son of the late Willard Webb and Nannie Large Webb. Survivors include his wife, Mae Prince Webb of route 3, Louisa, 2 daughters, Mrs. Charleen Riggs, East Palestine, OH, and Mrs. Linda Freeman, Louisa, Four sons, Clifford Webb, Jacksonville, FL, Gary Webb, Louisa, Jerry Webb, U. S. Army Colorado and Jack Webb,  Monaca, PA; one brother, Herman Webb, Star Route, Louisa, 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted today at Young Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn with burial in Jobe Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1975

 

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BLEVINS, Roy

1906-1975

Funeral services for Roy Blevins, 69, Webbville, who died Thursday, were Sunday at the Lower Blaine Trace Church by the Rev. Asa Adams. Burial was in the family cemetery on Blaine Trace. Mr. Blevins was born January 21, 1906 at Blevins, a son of the late Elihu and Lucy Fraley Blevins. He was a veteran of World War Ii, a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp. and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Blevins of Maryland and Miss Becky Blevins of Webbville; two sons, Lester Blevins of Florida and Ricky Blevins of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Ila Hardy of Grayson and Mrs. Erma Barker of Victor, WV; and four brothers, Freddie Blevins of Webbville, Samuel Blevins of Long Beach, CA, Charlie Blevins of Ashland and Arthur Blevins of Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

BRANHAM, Lizzie Jane (Maynard)

1903-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Jane Branham, 72, KY 5, Louisa, who died November 18, were conduced Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Minister Sammy Branham. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs.  Branham was born February 20, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Smauel Catoo and Sallie Ann Bartram Maynard. Her husband, Drew Branham, died in 1964. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard E. Hughes, of Canal Winchester, OH, and Mrs. Bernard W. Foster of Coshocton, OH, a son, Claude Branham of KY 5, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Dollie F. Grayson of KY 5, Louisa; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 25, 1975

 

BROOKS, Josephine (Rice)

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Rice Brooks, 79, of Betsy Layne, former Lawrence County school teacher, were conducted last week in Pikeville. She was the daughter of the late James and Nora Frazier Rice, and was a retired postmistress in Home Creek, VA. Survivors include two sons, Gordon Fannin and James Brooks both of Betsy Layne and one brother Thomas Rice of Williamson, WV. She was the widow of Orva Brooks of Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1975

 

COOK, Belle (Thompson)

1889-1975

Mrs. Belle Cook, 86, route 2, Louisa, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Cook was born November 2, 1889, at Gallup, a daughter of the late Commodore Kise and Marcinia Miller Thompson. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Minnie Jewell of route 2, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Rose Harris of Kenova; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Herald Shaw. Burial was in Louisa Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

CORDLE, Winfred

1899-1975

Funeral services for Winfred Cordle, 76, Burshy, who died Monday, November 3, were conducted Thursday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by minister Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cordle was born July 15, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hugh and Ella Adams Cordle. He was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge 606 F & AM, and was a retired farmer and oil driller. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Cox Cordle; four sons, C. D., Cas, and Fred Cordle, all of Ashland and Joe Allen Cordle of Huntington, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Oma Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Carrie Steele and Mrs. Lillie Perry, both of Columbus; a brother, Jesse Cordle of Columbus; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

COX, Ulysses

1895-1975

Funeral services for Ulysses Cox, 80, Ulysses, who died Friday, were conducted Monday at Borders Chapel Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Cox was born October 8, 1895, at Louisa, a son of the late Bennett and Rebecca Shannon Cox. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ermie Shannon Cox; a daughter, Mrs. Corilda Mae Fullen of Circleville, OH; a son, Claudis J. Cox of Circleville; two sisters, Mrs. Francis Ellen Gibson of Louisa and Mrs. Mariah Daniels of Chapmanville, WV; a brother, Charlie Cox of Louisa; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 112, 1975

 

JORDAN, Corda (Kitchen)

1888-1975

Mrs. Corda Jordan, 86, Louisa, died Tuesday November 4, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan was born November 13, 1888 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joe and Emily Sargent Kitchen. Her husband, Green Jordan died in 1959. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emily Queen, Mrs. Nolda Burke and Mrs. Cosby Hatfield, all of Ashland, and Mrs. Anne Lee Judd of Columbus, OH; four sons, Calvin Jordan of Grayson, Woodrow and Wayne Jordan both of Columbus, and Green Jordan, Jr. of Louisa, a brother, Arlen Kitchen of Oak Hill, WV; 23 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. and the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Pallbearers were John Lemaster, Roger and Larry Jordan, Junior Queen, Billy Waugh and Sam Greening. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

LIMINGS, Lonie

1891-1975

Funeral services for Lonie Limings, 84, Louisa, who died October 30, were conducted Sunday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Limings was born May 3, 1891, at Jean, a son of the late Isaac and Liza Branham Limings. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Rule Limings; two sons, Walter Limings of Pickerton, OH and John Limings of Louisa; a step son, Leo Rule of Orrville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Clemmer of Galloway, OH, Mrs. Lula Prater of West Jefferson, OH and Mrs. Pauline Fowler of Sheffield, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Mandy A. Bryash of New Castle, PA and Mrs. Sarah Wilson of Huntington, WV; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1975

 

LYONS, Damer

1889-1975

Damer Lyons, 86, of Star Route, Louisa, died November 7, at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was born June 13, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David and Delilah Holbrook Lyons. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are four sisters, Nell Lyons and Jane Lyons, both of Star Route, Louisa, Eva Wilson of London, OH, and Gladys Ison of Wheelersburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sunday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Wright and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

PATTON, Kelly

1903-1975

The Rev. Kelly Patton 72, Louisa, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at his residence following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Patton was born August 23, 1903, at Estill, a son of the late Trambo and Rhoda Martin Patton. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Calvin Booth of St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Henry Litteral of Westerville, OH and Mrs. William Skaggs of Melbourne, FL; a son, Kelly F. Patton of Westerville and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1975

 

In last week's obituary notice for the Rev. Kelly Patton, survivors omitted include his wife of 19 years Mrs. Dora King Patton; one stepdaughter Mary Elizabeth Branham of Pikeville one stepson, Volley B. King of Xenia, OH and five step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975


SKAGGS, Louisa (Ferguson)

1899-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Skaggs, 76, Martha, who died November 6, were Saturday at the New Salem Church at Moon by Elders Homer Evans, Robey Ferguson and Paul Keaton. Burial was in the Boss Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Skaggs was born February 20, 1899 in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Clay and Mary Skaggs Ferguson. She attended the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Isaac Skaggs died in 1942. Surviving are five sons, Ford Skaggs of Martha, Foster Skaggs of Cannonsburg, Furl Skaggs of Amlin, OH, William L. Skaggs of Schererville, IN and Herman R. Skaggs of Highland, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Ivory Willins of Relief and Mrs. Esta Kelly of Martha; seven sisters, Mrs. Angie Fraley of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Anner Keaton of Relief, Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson of Miamisburg, OH, Mrs. Nannie Skaggs and Mrs. Cloma Kelly, both of Martha, Mrs. Mandy Ver Skaggs of Flemingsburg, and Mrs. Cynthia Hatfield of Circleville, OH; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

 

WELLMAN, Mary Matilda (Cyrus)

1893-1975

Mrs. Mary Matilda Wellman, 82, Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Busseyville, died November 3. Mrs. Wellman was born October 6, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joe and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. She was a member of the Smoky Valley Enterprise Church. Her husband, Fred Wellman died in 1948. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garnet Haley of Phoenix; a son, Roy Wellman of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Jess Cyrus of Fort Gay, WV, Lenzie Cyrus of Flatwoods, Sheridan Cyrus of Paintsville, Frank Cyrus of Coal Grove, OH, and Raymond Cyrus of route 1, Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. John Martin of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. E. C. Pigg and Mrs. Roberta Dixon, both of Columbus and Mrs. Irene Muncy of Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted November 6 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes, and the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery at Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1975

 

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BURCHETT, Damer

1908-1975

Damer Burchett, 67, Webbville, died December 19, following an extended illness. Mr. Burchett was born April 5, 1908, a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Combs Burchett. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1758. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Adams Burchett; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Stark of Proctorville, OH; a sister, Mrs. Alta Newsome of route 1, Louisa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Jobe Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

CAPERTON, Helena

1910-1975

Funeral services for Miss Helena Caperton, 65, Louisa, who died December 13, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Caperton was born October 10, 1910, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Grover C. and Minerva Marcum Caperton. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Hunter of St. Albans, WV and Mrs. Evelyn Hensey of Cleveland, OH; three brothers, Berlin Caperton of Dayton, OH, Jack Caperton of Columbus, OH and Tommy Caperton of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1975

 

 

CARTER, H. D. (Dock)

1886-1975

H. D. (Dock) Carter, 89, Star Route, Louisa, died November 25 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born October 7, 1886, at Busseyville, a son of the late Alonzo and Fannie Thompson Carter. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker. His wife, Mrs. Tennessee Gussler Carter, died in 1971. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Hughes of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Julia Burton of Adams and Mrs. Virginia Moore of Star Route; two sons, Cecil and Gorman Carter, both of route 3, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Laura Belle Robinette of route 3, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Kay Thompson, JR. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

CYRUS, Eldon Lindsey

1895-1975

Funeral services for Rev. Eldon Cyrus, 80, Flatwoods, who died November 25, were conducted November 28, at the Pentecostal Church of Christ on Argillite Road by the Rev. Chester Miller and the Rev. Edward Gilbert. Burial was in the Cyrus family cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

DANIEL, Clyde

1897-1975

Funeral services for Clyde Daniel, 78, of Louisa, who died December 17, were conducted December 19, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Bill Ford and the Rev. Dave Flannery. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mr. Daniel was born January 5, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late W. E. (Bunk) and Loutishia Boyd Daniel. Mr. Daniel was a miner and a member of the Church of Christ at East Point. Surviving are his wife, Mae Baldridge Daniel; two sons, Clyde Willis Daniel of Miami, FL and Herman L. Daniel of Richmond, VA, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Craft of Indianapolis, IN, two sisters, Mrs.  Lillian Preston of Irvine, KY and Mrs. Charlotte Daniels of Audubon, PA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

DELONG, Sherman

1893-1975

Sherman Delong, 82, of Louisa, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Delong was born September 4, 1893, at Lancer, a son of the late Carn and Missouri Wells Delong. He was a retired coal miner and construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Roberts Delong; a daughter, Mrs. Don Brown of Louisa; a brother, Lacy Delong of Prestonsburg and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 11, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1975

 

EDWARDS, Della (Boggs)

1880-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Edwards, 95, Caines Creek, who died December 9, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Gallie Isaac and Elmer Burchwell, ministers. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Edwards was born October 15, 1880, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Nelson and Hannah Smith Boggs. Her husband, Meredith Edwards, died in 1946. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Julia Hale of Sitka, Mrs. Bertha Byrd and Mrs. Ruth Sparks, both of Blaine, Mrs. Rebecca Griffith of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Sarah Morris of Louisa and Mr. Irene Conrad of Greenfield, OH; two sons, Arthur and Arnold Edwards, both of Blaine; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Hudson of Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. Mary Preston and Mrs. Emma Nelson, both of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Nola Boggs of Louisa; two half brothers, Arnold and Virgil Boggs, both of Blaine; 37 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1975

 

FERGUSON, Emma Lee

Mrs. Emma Lee Ferguson, 81, Milwaukee, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, November 30, in a Wisconsin hospital. Her husband, John Ferguson, died in 1971. Surviving is a half-sister, Mrs. Grace Shepherd of Delbarton, WV. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 4, at the Smith Chapel at route 5, Louisa, Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

FLUTY, Blanche (Vinson)

1896-1975

Blanche Fluty, 78, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday December 9, at the Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Fluty was born December 25, 1896. She was the daughter of the late William and Florence Crum Vinson. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Lowe of Berea, OH, Mrs. Nancy Holland of Ann Arbor, MI; two sons, Don Fluty of Ashland, KY and Bill Fluty of Portsmouth, OH, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her husband, Ulysses G. Fluty preceded her in death several years ago. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

GEORGE, Irma (Hayes)

1891-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Irma George, 84, route 1, Louisa, who died December 19, were conducted Sunday at the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Bert Webb. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. George was born January 25, 11891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leander and Lou Miller Hayes. Her husband, Ed George, died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Gary George of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Ethel Chandler of Lowmansville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

HARDWICK, Fred

1908-1975

Fred Hardwick, 67, of Stevensville, PA, formerly of Lawrence County, died November 6, in the Memorial Hospital at Towanda, PA. Mr. Hardwick was born April 1, 1908 on Donithan Creek route 2, Louisa, son of the late George and Laura Writtenberry Hardwick. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Corsey Hardwick, three brothers, Colonel Hardwick of Leetsdale, PA, Homer Hardwick of Villas, NJ, Ralph Hardwick, East Farmingdale, Long Island, NY; three sisters, Rose Gardner of Groves, TX; Lucille, Broerman of Pittsburgh, PA, and Florence Hylton of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted November 8 at the Kerr Funeral Home in Wyalusing, PA, by the Rev. John A. Frey, with burial in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

HORTON, Roland D.

Funeral services for Roland D. Horton, 81, Avon, NC, formerly of Ashland, who died November 24, were conducted November 29 at the Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Harold Dorsey. He was a veteran of World War I. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

HURT, William Oma

1975-1975

William Oma Hurt, 17 days old, died at 1:15 a.m. December 17 in a Columbus hospital. He was a son of William and Elora Workman Hurt of Columbus, formerly of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents, are two half-sisters, Misses Kimberly Sue and Christine Hurt, both of Athens, OH; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Brookie Hurt of Columbus; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oma Workman of Louisa. Graveside services were conducted December 19, at the Workman Cemetery at Star Route, Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

KITCHEN, John H.

1917-1975

A Navy veteran of World War II, John H. Kitchen, 58, of route 1, Franklin Furnace, died after an extended illness at 7:10 a.m. November 24, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, where he had been a patient for two days. Born at Gladys, KY, February25, 1917, he was the son of the late Green and Samantha Tiller Kitchen. He was a Baptist, a member of UCT and Teamsters Local 413. Mr. Kitchen was a retired driver for Ford Brothers Trucking Co. with 27 years service. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Hays Kitchen; two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Norris, route 1, South Point, OH and Mrs. Raymond D. (Judith) Stewart of Coal Grove; a son, David of Ironton, OH three sisters, Mrs. Meria Faulkner of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Jean Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Bertha Fish of Beaver, PA; a brother, Garland Kitchen of Ironton and five grandchildren. Funeral services were November 26, at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Arnold Bailey. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

MCKINSTER, Liddie (Short)

1887-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Liddie McKinster, 88, route 1, Louisa, who died November 23, were conducted November 25, at the Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church at route 3, Louisa, by Gallie Isaac and Kay Thompson, ministers. Burial was in Short Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Mrs. McKinster was born January 14, 1887, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Isiah and Katherine York Short. Her husband, Milton McKinster, died in 1965. Surviving are a step daughter, Mrs. Molly Williams of Marlette, MI; two stepsons, Merel and Mitchell McKinster, both of route 1 Louisa; 6 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1975

 

ROBERTSON, Fannie (Robertson)

1890-1975

Mrs. Fannie Robertson, 84, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, November 30, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Robertson was born December 11, 1890, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Smith Robertson. Her husband, Freelin Robertson, died in 1936. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Alice Thompson, Mrs. Julia Akers, Mrs. Blanche Akers and Mrs. Thursie Robertson, all of Fort Gay; five sons, George Robertson of Louisa, Bill Robertson of route 1, Fort Gay, James Robertson of Fort Gay, Wayne Robertson of Mansfield, OH, and the Rev. Willie Robertson of route 1, Prichard, WV; a brother, William R. Robertson of Toll Gate, WV; 76 grandchildren, 142 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 3, at the Oak Grove Church at Route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

SMITH, John C.

1900-1975

Funeral services for John C. Smith, 75, who died Saturday at the Louisa Community Hospital after a brief illness, were conducted Tuesday December 9, at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. William L. Teems officiating. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery at Chapman, KY. Mr. Smith was born September 15, 1900, in Lawrence County, KY, the son of the late James and Belle Perry Smith. He was a retired telegraph operator for C & O Railroad and New York Central and a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. His wife, Thelma Bishop Smith died in 1936. Survivors include, four daughters, Mrs. Francis Aikman of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Loraine Pratter of Columbus, and Mrs. Michelle Durham of San Hose, CA; two sons, Walter Smith of Columbus and John C. Smith, Jr., of Bell, WV; one brother, George Smith of route 5, Louisa, 2 half brothers, Clyde and William S. Chapman, both of Canal Fulton, OH; one half sister, Mrs. Emily Hancock of Canal Fulton, OH; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

SPENCER, Ella

1895-1975

Funeral services for Miss Ella B. Spencer, 80, of Charley, who died December 11, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 18, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery at Charley. Miss Spencer was born April 9, 1895, at Charley, a daughter of the late Davis and Martha Jane Moore Spencer. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

STRATTON, Ray C.

1907-1975

Ray C. Stratton, 68, retired vocational educational instructor of West Liberty and Lawrence native died December 6 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington a day after undergoing surgery for blocked coronary arteries. Mr. Stratton became ill December 2, and was removed to the hospital Thursday. His condition required surgery to relieve the arteries hat supplied the heart, and survived until the next day. His death came as a shock to his legion of friends. Mr. Stratton came to Morgan County in the late 1930's as instructor of welding in the National Youth Administration program, and had resided in West Liberty since then. Earlier, he had been employed by the C & O Railway and Ashland Oil Co. As instruction in vocational education, Mr. Stratton had motivated and trained hundreds and hundreds of youth to become journeymen craftsmen, and they now are employed in many states and some of the Alaskian pipeline project.

 

Mr. Stratton was a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 of Louisa and a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church, December 9 by the pastor, Rev. Charles R. Humphrey. Mrs. Herbert Lawrence Wells sang "How Great Thou Art", accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Lynn Nickell. Interment was in the Ezel Cemetery under direction Herald and Stewart Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Henry Ray Perkins, Robert Boggs, Norman Gullett, Neil Hunley, Stanley Franklin, Russell Brown, Norman Sheets, and Earl W. Kinner. Masonic rites were conducted Monday night at the funeral home chapel by Highland Lodge of West Liberty. Mr. Stratton was born September 19, 1907, near Louisa, a son of Emerson E. and Lona Akers Stratton and attended Louisa schools. He is survived by the wife, Virgie Wellman Stratton; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry Murphy of Ezel; a sister, Mrs. Luther Landis of Michigan, and a brother, Albert H. Stratton of Louisa and by three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1975

 

TERRY, William S.

1902-1975

Graveside services for William S. Terry, 73, of Louisa, were conducted Saturday by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn at Workman Cemetery. He died December 2, in the Veterans Administration in Lexington. Survivors include one son, Oakley Terry of Tempe, AZ. He was born January 2, 1902 in Elliott County, a son of the late William Terry and Mary Wiley Terry. A veteran of the U. S. Army he served from July 23, 1942 until July 30, 1943. Participating in graveside rites were the local American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Ward and Disabled Veterans. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

WELLMAN, Frankie (Meek)

1889-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Meek Wellman, 86, of route 1, Louisa were conducted at 2 p.m. December 10 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville. Mrs. Wellman died Monday at 1 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born August 1, 1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Fernando and Belle Baisden Meek. Her husband, John Wellman died in 1965. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Fugitt and Mrs. Blanche Davis, both of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Leona Hall of Ashland; four sons, Jack Wellman of Williamson, WV, Cecil Wellman of Huntington, Vanton Wellman of Columbus and Melvin Wellman of route 3, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Bralla Perry of Pontiac, MI and Mrs. Pansy Weddington of Newark, OH; 42 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1975

 

WHEELER, Enoch

1891-1975

Funeral services for Enoch Wheeler, 84, Blaine, who died December 16, were conducted December 19 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church by Elders Jessie Cordle and Burnso Wheeler. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Wheeler was born October 12, 1891, at Blaine, a son of the late Andy and Jane Cordle Wheeler. He was a retired postmaster at Blaine and a former Lawrence County school teacher. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F & AM for over 50 years, a member of the Royal Arch Chapter of Louisa and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church for 70 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Ramey Wheeler; a daughter, Mrs. Mollie May of Blaine; a son, Andy Wheeler of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Armstrong of Bethany, OK; five brothers, William, Elmer, Oceail and Herman Wheeler, all of Oklahoma City, OK and Walter Wheeler of Ashland; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

 YOUNG, Curt C.

1883-1975

Mr. Curt C. Young, 92, of Louisa, KY died Sunday, December 21, in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born December 3, 1883, in Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Jesse Young and Hester Fugitt Young. He was the husband of Myrtle Fyffe Young, to whom he was married for 50 years. He was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church,  a retired merchant, owner of Young's Grocery at Louisa for 30 years, a former postmaster at Skaggs, KY, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Darlene Young, at home, and Mrs. Tom McGee of Louisa; three sons, Joe A. Young and Maxwell Young both of Louisa and Matthew Young of Ashland, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sagraves of Tustin, CA, and Mrs. Elizabeth Osborn of Mount Sterling, KY; two brothers, Mayo Young of Cherokee, KY and Luther Young of Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

 

 

WILSON, Amelia

Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Wilson, 93, route 2, Catlettsburg, who died Friday, November 28, were conducted Tuesday, December 2 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Lycan Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy news, December 10, 1975

 

YOUNG, Curt C.

1883-1975

Mr. Curt C. Young, 92, of Louisa, KY died Sunday, December 21, in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born December 3, 1883, in Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Jesse Young and Hester Fugitt Young. He was the husband of Myrtle Fyffe Young, to whom he was married for 50 years. He was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church,  a retired merchant, owner of Young's Grocery at Louisa for 30 years, a former postmaster at Skaggs, KY, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Darlene Young, at home, and Mrs. Tom McGee of Louisa; three sons, Joe A. Young and Maxwell Young both of Louisa and Matthew Young of Ashland, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sagraves of Tustin, CA, and Mrs. Elizabeth Osborn of Mount Sterling, KY; two brothers, Mayo Young of Cherokee, KY and Luther Young of Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1975

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